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.
OROVILLE – They may have left singing the blues, but no one who attended last ...
Oroville’s 2015 May Festival
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.
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.
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.
Dennis Edward Rawley, 75, of Tonasket died January 28, 2016 at his home in Tonasket. He was born September 24, 1940 in Sacramento, California, the oldest of seven children born to parents John and Gladys Rawley.
Anthony Thomas Thompson, 34, Okanogan, pleaded guilty Jan. 15 to harassment (gross misdemeanor) (lesser included of harassment [threats to kill]). The court dismissed a charge: second-degree assault (with a deadly weapon) (DV). Thompson was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 181 days suspended and credit for 183 days served. He was fined $600 for the July 16, 2015 crime.
Mike Zwicker, CEO of North Valley Hospital, presented conclusions drawn from a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) analysis to the Board of Commissioner’s meeting January 14. The SWOT analysis was performed by members of NVH senior leadership, managers and one board member as part of NVH’s Strategic Planning and development of one-year, three-year and five-year goals.
David L. McDougall, age 76, passed away of cancer January 10, 2016 in the hospital in Portland, Oregon. David was born September 3, 1940 in Tonasket hospital to James and Ruth (Canaday) McDougall.
Beloved father, son, brother, and friend, died peacefully with family at his side on January 19, 2016. All who knew and loved him will sorely miss his generous smile, bountiful creativity, intense curiosity, and his loving heart. Ward was born in Lakeview, Oregon on September 29, 1923, the eldest son born to Everett and Dorothy Lynch (Ward).