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<div align="right"><em>Submitted photo</em></div><p></p><p>    Belly dance instructor Christy Cuellar-Wentz performs a solo routine in this picture taken recently by her husband. Cuellar-Wentz currently offers dance classes at the Community Cultural Cente

Belly Dance gaining popularity in Okanogan County

OROVILLE – Fitness is about more than sweating on a treadmill, and dance about more than flashy costumes.

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Tonasket Council votes to ban skateboards from some downtown sidewalks

TONASKET – Skateboards and bikes are no longer legal on some city sidewalks.

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<html>  <head>  </head>  <body>    <p align="right"><i>Photo by Amy Veneziano</i>    </p>    <p>    From left are Jay, Kelli and sons Abe and Spencer in the new Wild Rose Flower Shop in Tonasket. The shop sells flower and arrang

Wild Rose Flower Shop brings custom floral arrangements to Tonasket

TONASKET – Sending flowers just got a little bit easier for Tonasket residents.

The Wild Rose opened on Whitcomb Street in mid-July after several months of work in the former hair styling shop. It is Tonasket’s first custom flower shop.

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<html>  <head>  </head>  <body>    <div align="right"><i>Photo by Amy Veneziano</i>    </div>    <p>    </p>    <p>    Priya Shellenbarger sits beside the reiki table in her Oroville home.    </p>  </body></html>

Healing arts practitioner opens doors in Oroville

TONASKET – A new business in Oroville is offering help to North County residents in restoring relaxation and balance to their lives.

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Don’s Fruit Stand under new ownership

OROVILLE – Although it’s currently got the same name, Don’s Fruit Stand south of Oroville on Highway 97 is under new ownership.

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<p align="right"><i> Photos by Amy Veneziano</i></p><p>    Crews from Tonasket, Oroville and Omak were at the fire at various times Tuesday. However, fires in Omak and Okanogan quickly left the north county on their own, when the Omak crew had to head bac

Ty Olson Construction a total loss after July 1 fire

TONASKET – The building housing Ty Olson Construction, Inc. was a total loss in a fire July 1.

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Photo by Joe Somday	A Department of Natural Resources plane drops retardant on areas near a fire off Canyon Spur Road east of Oroville. The fire was started by fireworks July 4.

Fires burn elsewhere in county but no serious property damage reported

NORTH COUNTY – Lightning storms, dry grass and fireworks proved too much for the desert landscape to take last week.

More than 350 ground strikes by lightening from Cle Elum to the Canadian border set off dozens of regional fires, including several in the Okanogan and Oroville areas, according to Central Washington Interagency Communications Center

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Tonasket school board feeling high fuel prices

TONASKET – The air-conditioned school board room was the place to be while temperatures scorched outside last Monday night.

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North Valley Hospital planning lease on CT machine

TONASKET – State of the art technology may be coming to Tonasket.

The North Valley Hospital Board approved a feasibility study and will draft a lease plan for a General Electric brand 16 Slice CT Scanner.

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<html>  <head>  </head>  <body>    <div align="right"><i>Photo by Amy Veneziano</i>    </div>    <p>    </p>    <p>    This mutt won Best Dressed for under 12 (the girl is under 12). It's an Irish Wolfhound. Wearing fatigues and

Wauconda Mutt Show supports Howling Ridge

TONASKET – There’s nothing quite like a dog – they share your bed, come when they’re called and never talk back.

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