What kind of park do you want? (Vote in the Poll)

OROVILLE – While there has been a big push to make a soccer field out of the new Princes’ Heritage Park, no decision on what kind of park the former bin storage lot will become has been made.

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A Tombstone for Charley – Parts I, II & III

LOOMIS – The tombstone arrived at the gravesite in Loomis 110 years after the occupant made the trip. There may have been a time when the small society of the old mining camp knew well just who and what Charles E. Long was in 1894. In 2004, the chiseled name was only a mystery. His eternal resting place in the Mountain View Cemetery had been long-ago forgotten, the original marker destroyed in an earlier wildfire. No record of this internment existed. Maybe there had been some kind of mistake.

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Chris Branch

Rural Pathways to Prosperity Conference

OROVILLE – The WSU Extension Office and the City of Oroville are asking people to join them on April 17 for the Rural Pathways to Prosperity Conference an joint effort to try and improve the local economies in rural areas.

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Tonasket School Board addresses technology needs of state testing

TONASKET – The April 13 Tonasket School Board meeting consisted of technology training presented by TSD Technology Surpervisor Jordan Weddle to board members on how to access their new email, with the school switching over from the First Class email system to Gmail May 15. Steve McCullough, who will be the new school superintendent starting in July, was also in attendance.

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North Valley Hospital District still looking for new CEO

TONASKET – Clarice Nelson, reporting for the Long Range Focus committee at the April 9 North Valley Hospital Board of Commissioners meeting said five Skype interviews of hospital administrator candidates were scheduled for the end of March, but two of the candidates had taken other jobs already.

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Firefighters continue to monitor fire near Canadian Border

OROVILLE — Firefighters from the Tonasket Ranger District are continuing to monitor US portion of the small fire at the United States-Canadian Border north of Chopaka Mountain. The fire is under unified command between United States and Canadian Governments. It is on lands managed by the United States Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management.

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Jeff ‘Mersh’ Mershon

Jeff “Mersh” Mershon, 48, lost his courageous battle to Metastatic Melanoma Cancer on April 7th, 2015, at home with his family at his side.

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James R. Rehmke

James R. Rehmke, 79, passed away in Okanogan on April 6, 2015 with his loving wife Luella by his side. He was born in Mason City, Wash. on March 22, 1936 to Harry O. and Marie E. Rehmke where he joined a sister Rosemary.

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Thelma R. Harris

Thelma R. Harris, age 68 of Oroville, died on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at home. She was born May 24, 1946 in Gainesville, Missouri to parents Charlie and Celia May (Casey) Harris.

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Roger Gene Hauenstein

Roger Gene Hauenstein, age 61, passed away in Seattle on April 6, 2015 after a lengthy battle with health issues. Roger arrived in this world on August 3, 1953, the oldest of four children born to Glenn and Glenna Hauenstein.

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What do you want, need for new park?

It’s time for a new poll, our city leaders are looking for some direction in what to do with the newly christened Princes Heritage Park

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Juanita ‘Nita’ Myrick

On Saturday, April 4, 2015 our dear friend Juanita Myrick, 91, joined her beloved husband, John, in Heaven with a smile on her face.

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Seeking input on County Extension Director position

OKANOGAN – The WSU Okanogan County Extension Director’s position is currently vacant. To insure that this position addresses the needs of the residents of Okanogan County, there will be a public meeting on Tuesday, April 14 starting at 6 p.m. in

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