Five seek queen’s crown for May Fest 2016, Selection Night Monday, Feb. 15

OROVILLE – This year sees five candidates who would like to be crowned the Oroville May Festival Queen for 2016. They are Zoe Whittaker Jameson, Narya Naillon, Bonnie Roley, Lena Fuchs and Pie Todd, all juniors at Oroville High School.

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Oroville and Tonasket pass school M&O Levies

NORTH COUNTY – Oroville and Tonasket School Districts can breath a bit easier if early election results hold fast with both districts passing replacement two-year Maintenance and Operations levies.

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The Oroville CARES Coalition recently put up a billboard featuring the winning student entry in a contest illustrating the theme "Drugs Destroy Families." First place was awarded to Reese Noel, a second grader at Oroville Elementary. His artwork incorporates a broken heart and tears, clearly portraying how drug abuse affects both families and individuals. Natalie Rodriguez, grade six, claimed second place with her rendition of a loving family hiking in the woods. Third place winner, Yudany Padilla, grade three, portrays a family posing happily in their yard near a fruit laden apple tree. The City of Oroville donated $750 to the coalition toward the billboard.

Oroville prepares to rehab Well #1

OROVILLE – Oroville’s superintendent of Public Works, Rod Noel, discussed the future rehabilitation of the city’s Well #1, which has been in need of upgrades for the past five years, at the city council meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 2.

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Celebration of Life: JC Rounds

There will be a celebration of life for JC Rounds on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at the Oroville Eagles. This will include a benefit dinner starting at 4:30 p.m. and followe by an auction and live music. All proceeds to go to JC’s wife Donna Rounds.

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Gene Alfred Roberts

Gene Alfred Roberts, age 79 of Oroville, died on Sunday, February 7, 2016 at Regency Omak. He was born February 15, 1936 in Tonasket, Washington to parents Lester and Ellen Roberts.

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Juvenile Detention a critical issue

Dear Editor,
As I am employed at the Okanogan Detention Facility, I have a vested interest in the outcome of the discussion that would remove incarcerated youth from Okanogan County to Martin Hall in Spokane County. However, since the Commissioners have stated that they will base their decision on the facts I am more at ease

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Cops, Courts & 911 Calls

Superior Court
Criminal
Jared Clayton Naclerio, 25, Oroville, pleaded guilty Feb. 2 to unlawful possession of a legend drug. Naclerio was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 71 days suspended and credit for 19 days served; and fined $260.50 for the Sept. 27, 2013 crime

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Claire Jeffko elected as Mayor Pro Tem

TONASKET – City Council Member Claire Jeffko has been named Mayor Pro Tem for the next two years, replacing Jill Vugteveen who has served in that role since January 2014. A mayor pro tempore assumes mayoral duties in the event of a mayor’s absence.

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NVH board approves investment of revenue in new equipment

TONASKET – North Valley Hospital registered two patients over 103 years old in 2015, according to Jana Symonds in her year-end report at North Valley Hospital’s January 28 board meeting.

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Erin Anne Sneeringer

Erin Anne Sneeringer, born June 9th, 1954, passed away peacefully at home with her family on Wednesday the 27th of January, 2016. In all essence of her words may good prevail on mother earth. Also may we all acknowledge that Death leaves heartache no one can heal, Love leaves memories no one can steal.

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Oroville School Board tackles discipline issues

OROVILLE – In an effort to get a handle on discipline, especially what to do with suspended students, the school board approved the hiring of a parapro for each building to give them an in-house option for improper behavior.

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