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Police seek Oroville man for attempted murder

Burglary suspected motive in brutal stabbing “Omer was stabbed several times during the attack, including wounds to his side, chest area and head,” Sheriff Frank Rogers OKANOGAN – The Okanogan County Sheriff’s office is seeking asssitance in locating a homeless man who is suspected in the brutal stabbing and robbery of an Oroville man at the [...]

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Duck Race to raise money for pool

TONASKET – The committee working to rebuild the Tonasket Swimming Pool is sponsoring a Duck Race at History Park on Saturday, Aug. 23 at 3:30 p.m.

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Lois Rice fills vacant council seat

TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council appointed Lois Rice to fill the vacant council seat opened by Jean Ramsey’s resignation in June.

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Full circle

Viet Nam vet returns to village where he fought, was wounded TONASKET – Talk about a stranger in a strange land. John Jones, along with his wife River and his Cambodian interpreter (and self-proclaimed body guard) arrived in Memae Village last spring. Near the Cambodia/Viet Nam border, the area is so remote that the sight [...]

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JoAnn Denney will be new Oroville City Clerk

OROVILLE – Councilman Walt Hart, serving as mayor pro tem, announced that JoAnn Denney will be Oroville’s new city clerk/treasurer following the retirement of Kathy Jones at the end of October.

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Cops & Courts

Superior Court
Arthur Leroy Sims Jr., 45, Oroville, pleaded guilty Aug. 5 to two counts of distribution of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and one count of unlawful use of a building for drug purposes. Sims was sentenced to 12 months in prison and fined $3,110.50 for the Dec. 12, 2011 crimes. A restitution hearing was scheduled for Oct. 13.

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Editorial Gary Mug

What if you held an election and nobody ran?

I’m sorry, I just couldn’t get very excited about the recent primary election – what’s that you say there was an election? Yep, and in Okanogan County it’s business as usual as most of our county offices that were up for election didn’t even get contested. And those that did, well the incumbent usually came out on top.

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Kristin Denise Smith

Kristin Denise Smith was born May 5, 1967 in Lakewood, Washington to DeWayne and Jeanette Smith.

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Violet May Utt

Violet May (Dorrel) Utt, 87, of Riverside passed away August 5, 2014. Violet was born on February 13, 1927 to Orel Everett Dorrel and Nellie Alanta (Woods) Dorrel in Tonasket, Washington.

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Oroville Class of ’79 reunion

OROVILLE – The Oroville High School Class of 1979 is kicking off their 35th Class Reunion this coming weekend. On Friday, Aug. 15 they are inviting fellow Alumni (21 and over) to celebrate with a no host event starting at Alpine Brewery at 7 p.m. and then around 9 p.m. heading to the Pastime Bar & Grill…

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Oroville looking for guidance on planning, Lake Osoyoos

Oroville is asking, “Do have an eye on the future?” If you do and have a couple of hours available for two meetings every month you may be able to help guide the future for city and Lake Osoyoos.

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Considering a project on or near the water?

OROVILLE – The City of Oroville is inviting people who are considering a project near or on the water to the Oroville City Hall Aug. 20 between 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to find out what kind of activity or development is allowed, and what permitting may be required.

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