OMAK – Cierra Williams may not have broken into the ranks of the big prizes at Saturday’s Nashville Country Star state finals.
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TONASKET – Steve Sher and Steve Kinzie will be performing at the next Tonasket Community Cultural Center Coffee House on March 23.
TONASKET – With the very first strums on her bass guitar, Laura Love had people up on their feet dancing. Orville Johnson and Chris Leighten completed the Laura Love Trio.
OROVILLE – Ali Miller, the daughter of Scott and Benie Miller, was chosen as this year’s Oroville May Festival Queen at the Selection Night ceremony held at OHS on Monday, Feb. 20.
“I didn’t think I would really get it, Dayna’s more business and high heels, I’m more casual. She’s more ‘girlie-girl,’” said Miller. “I didn’t go in with the mindset that I would be selected and when I was I didn’t think I’d be all happy and giddy… but I was.”
Queen Ali and Princess Dayna Roley will represent the Oroville community during this year’s May Festival on Saturday, May 12. Miller and Roley, the daughter of Ross and Neysa Roley, will ride the float at Oroville’s annual festival, as well as at other community festivals around the region.
Miller is active in school and the community. She runs cross country, plays basketball and tennis and is a member of the O-Club. She is also a member of the Border Patrol Explorer Post 0023.
OSOYOOS – Following three nights of films and one Saturday Family matinee at the Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre, Tumbleweed Film Festival is already set for next Sept. 2012.
CHESAW – The Highlands Community of Chesaw will present the second annual Hot August Nights event on Saturday, Aug. 27.
TONASKET – The 12th Annual Okanogan River Garlic Festival will be held Friday, Aug. 26 and Saturday, Aug. 27 at Tonasket’s History Park.
OROVILLE – The Tumbleweed Film Festival rolled into Oroville last week and over 250 people enjoyed films from around the world, including one from a filmmaker from Omak.
The overall winner of this year’s festival was “North Atlantic,” a dramatic short film from Portugal by Bernardo Nascimento.
“I think it went well beyond our expectations,” said Geoff Klein, who with fellow Seattle filmmaker Mo Fine, founded the Tumbleweed Film Festival in Oroville last year. Since that time the festival has grown to include smaller “Best of Fests” held in the Tri-Cities and Omak, with another Best of Fest planned for Sept. 22 to 24 in Osoyoos, B.C. at the Desert Cultural Center at NK’MIP Resort.
OROVILLE – Billing itself as “Washington’s most unique film fest,” the Tumbleweed Film Festival (TwFF) rolls its annual film festival back to Oroville Aug. 4, 5 and 6.
OROVILLE – The historic Peerless Restaurant in Oroville was the site of a capacity crowd on Saturday, May 7, as North Valley Community Schools hosted 100 area residents to a fund raising Fashion Show Luncheon.