CONNELL – TJ Morgan, a senior at Tonasket High School, has advanced in this year’s Nashville Country Star competition to the semi-finals round, to be held in Connell on Saturday, March 26.
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TONASKET – The Tonasket Comancheros are hosting their annual auction to raise money for the Tonasket Rodeo on Saturday, March 26 at the Tonasket Eagles.
OROVILLE – Madison Hatch, the daughter of Bill and Moya Hatch, was chosen as this year’s Oroville May Festival Queen at the annual Selection Night held last Monday.
Hatch, Kelsey Hughes, Naomi Peters and Kylie Richardson were all vying for queen’s crown. Prior to the start of Selection Night, each girl had a personal interview before a panel of judges that included Helen Casey, Pat Davisson, Kevin Terrace, Kathy Jones and Nancy Roberts, according to Oroville School District Superintendent Steve Quick, the emcee for the evening.
Following introductions of the judges, ballot officials and stair escorts, as well as Reigning 2010 May Festival Royalty Queen Brandy Range and Princess Cheyanne Sharp, the four girls each gave their candidate’s speech.
OROVILLE – Cloyd Artman, who grew up in Oroville, was among the pioneers of glider construction and flight in the United States in the 1930s, according to Linda Chisom, who has been tracing the pilot’s history, going back to his first home-built glider when Artman was 15-years-old.
OROVILLE – The first annual Tumble Weed Film festival tumbles into Oroville this weekend, with showings of short films from around the world on Aug. 6 and 7.
&nbsp;&nbsp;OROVILLE – Two Seattle filmmakers who specialize in short features have decidedto bring the first ever Tumble Weed Film Festival to Oroville this Aug. 6 and7.
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Calling their project “The Film Festival for Filmmakers byFilmmakers” Geoff Klein and Mo Fine say the biggest reason they are doing the Tumbleweedis because they love films and they want to introduce more people to shortfilms. Short films, unlike full-length features can be anywhere from 10 minutesto half an hour or so. Klein and Fine have been soliciting short films fromaround the world and have already gotten responses from the U.S., Spain, Italyand Germany, with more coming in to be previewed.
TONASKET – The Community Cultural Center will be premiering the documentary film “Back to the Garden, flower power comes full circle” tomorrow, Friday, March 13, at 7 p.m.
OROVILLE – Born in 1914, Wilbur “Web” Hallauer has seen nearly a century of changes come to the United States of America. As a boy, he lived on a nearly self-sufficient farm in upstate New York. In his pre-teens, his family relocated to Washington State and after high school graduation in Yakima Hallauer went on to graduate from the University of Washington in Seattle.
OROVILLE – Organizers of this year’s Rendezvous Rhythm and Blues Festival are happy with last weekend’s music event at Smith’s Point near Oroville.
“We had a big turnout, the largest turnout we’ve had in the years we’ve been doing it,” said Wes Edwards, who with wife Denise, are the lead organizers of the Rendezvous.
TONASKET – If the sights and sounds of roaring engines and ripping metal are your thing, the Tonasket Demolition Derby is the place to be this Sunday, Aug. 31.