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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Ray and Victoria Attwood are 2015 Founders Day Grand Marshals

TONASKET – Ray and Victoria Attwood of Ellisforde are this year’s Founders Day Grand Marshals. The nomination, announced at the Tonasket Chamber of Commerce Banquet, came as a surprise to both of them.

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Ellamae Brunell new May Festival Queen

Ellamae Burnell, was chosen to be this year’s May Festival Queen at the 2015 Selection Night event held at the Oroville High School Commons last Monday night. Brunell and her court, Princess Faith Martin and Mikayla Scott , all juniors at OHS, participated in the Selection night by giving speeches and answering an impromptu question.

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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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Patrick R. Liley

Patrick R. Liley, age 61 of Oroville, passed away in Omak on March 17, 2015. He was born in Olympia, Washington to James and Jean (Lehman) Liley

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Property owners worry about future flooding

OROVILLE – After last month’s flooding of Tonasket Creek, several area property owners are trying to find out just what they can do to prevent future damage to their orchards and businesses.

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Marian Gladys Jackson

Marian Gladys Jackson, 87, died Wednesday, March 4, in Republic, Washington. Previously she had lived in Curlew for about 10 years, and in Montana near her daughter Susan for about 5 years.

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Cops & Courts

Superior Court
Criminal
David Leslie Louis, 34, Omak, pleaded guilty Feb. 25 to first-degree trafficking in stolen property and third-degree possession of stolen property. The crimes occurred

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Lydia Erma Wallace

Lydia Erma Matilda Feddersen – Helm – Wallace was born Feb 13, 1920 to Martin Feddersen and Katherine Wildermuth-Feddersen. She died at age 95 on March 22, 2015.

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Tonasket City Council clarifies sewer responsibilities

The Tonasket City Council amended Ordinance No.755 regarding side sewer ownership, operation and maintenance to clearly read that property owners are responsible for all costs of hooking up to the sewer, from their home all the way to the sewer main. Property owners have always been responsible for costs of operation and maintenance out to the sewer main, but the wording in the ordinance needed further clarification.

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Interim hospital administrator introduced

TONASKET – Interim Administrator/Superintendent Ron O’Halloran was introduced at the March 12 North Valley Hospital District board meeting, along with his wife Ann, both of Curlew. O’Halloran will be filling the position vacated by Linda Michel, beginning April 1.

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Tonasket School District brings in superintendent from Curlew

TONASKET – Steve McCullough has been chosen as Superintendent of the Tonasket School District after a lengthy review process by the Tonasket School Board. McCullough currently serves as the Curlew Superintendent, where he has been the past 11 years.

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Audene Farmer

Audene Farmer, age 87 of Oroville, died Saturday, March 14, 2015 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. She was born October 9, 1927 in Formosa, Arkansas.

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