VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY

TONASKET – Crazy Mary entered the waters of the Okanogan River for her christening voyage Sunday, March 22, at Chief Tonasket Park. Steering her was her creator, William Clark’s great great great great grandson Churchill.

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Part 1: A tombstone for Charley

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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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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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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Stolen gold dredge leads to two arrests

Charges filed for possession of stolen property, meth OROVILLE – The theft of a gold dredge and sluice led to the arrest of two men on Thursday, April 2 after they were found to be in possession of the items at a Balmes Road residence. In addition, one of the men was charged for possession [...]

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Biochar presentation spurs conversation

More hands on demonstrations planned in future OROVILLE – Biochar – Capturing value from waste biomass by turning it into fine charcoal that can be used for other purposes, was the subject of a presentation made by Gloria Flora in Oroville last week, one of many she is making around the stat. Flora, who owns [...]

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Oroville enrollment drops, but still in line with last year

OROVILLE – The Oroville School Board heard that enrollment had dropped by 11 FTEs between the semesters within the district.

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Cops & Courts

Superior Court
Criminal
Christine Marie Mix, 48, Okanogan, pleaded guilty March 31 to POCS (methamphetamine) and use of drug paraphernalia. Mix was sentenced to nine months in jail and fined $1,110 for the Feb. 11 crimes.

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Billy Russell Gideon

Billy Russell Gideon, 53, of Omak, Wash. passed away March 30, 2015. Billy was born October 29, 1961 in Omak.

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Geraldine Beeman

Geraldine Beeman passed away at home with her family by her side on Friday, April 3, 2015. She was born October 29, 1939 in Tonasket to parents James and Rosie (Siegrist) Rider.

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Hitchhiker robbed at gunpoint on Hwy. 20

TONASKET – A Idaho man who was hitching on Highway 20 outside of Tonasket said he was picked up and later robbed at gunpoint. One of the suspects in the robbery died after being tasered by a law enforcement.

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