About Gary DeVon

Gary DeVon is the managing editor of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and celebrated his 25th year at the newspaper in August 2012. He graduated from Gonzaga University with a degree in Communications - Print Journalism, with an emphasis in photojournalism. He is a proud alumnus of Oroville High School. His family first settled in Okanogan County in the late 1800s. His parents are Judy DeVon and the late Larry DeVon and he has two younger brothers - Dante and Michael. Many family members still call Oroville home. He is single with a grown daughter, Segornae Douglas and a young granddaughter, Erin.

Stories by Gary DeVon

Former Tonasket School Superintendent target of lawsuit

OLYMPIA – Randal Hauff, a former superintendent of the Tonasket School District, has been named a co-defendant in a lawsuit claiming he defrauded Medicaid in order to benefit financially.

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Thanks to law enforcement

Dear Gary,
With all that is going on today in America, I wake up in the morning with a clogged mind wondering how is it we have come to this.

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Take a stand for those who can’t

Dear Editor,
Attention: All state and local legislative representatives and residents of Oroville and Tonasket.

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Work together, or lose it all

This is to the Underserved Citizens of North Okanogan County: I would like to take this opportunity to appeal to the citizens of the northern part of our county. Most of you must know that Okanogan County and hence its small population is one of the most underserved counties in the United States by its demographics and size.

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Will Oroville become the next ‘Pendleton?’

Seriously, the next “Pendleton?” No, not the rodeo, but the manufacture of fine wool clothing, like shirts, pants and coats. If the local chapter of the North American Wool Co-op has their way it will – at least the area would become known for their signature products, made from locally produced fibers and woven at a locally owned and operated mill.

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A transformation for the worse

Dear Editor,
On Dec, 3, 2014 there was a meeting in Chelan about forest health and some of the concerns over this growing problem. Dec. 3 is also the day that Charles Dickens came to America 147 years ago to read his short story: A Christmas Coral to people who were willing to pay two dollars to hear his dramatic reading about the glorious transformation of a once stingy, cold-hearted man named Ebenezer Scrooge.

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Oroville School District continuing its look at facilities improvement

OROVILLE – The Oroville School Board is continuing to look at ways to use left over money from a three-year capital improvement levy to make repairs to the elementary school roof.

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Oroville approves smaller budget for 2015

OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council approved a $7,832,893 budget, over one million dollars less than the current year, at their Tuesday, Dec. 2 council meeting.

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Communities bring great start to the holidays

While businesses and clubs plan their group Christmas parties, Tonasket and Oroville got the party started with two great events – Winterfest and Tree Lighting, last Friday and Saturday.

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Pray NVH saves nursing home

Dear Editor,
My name is Jin Ming Ma. Currently I am serving Coupeville United Methodist Church as a pastor. I lived in Oroville for seven years, and I know the North Valley Hospital Nursing Home is a wonderful, care facility and a community of love and support for the families of its residents. It presents a sense of harmony and sincere regard that is apparent to all who spend time there.

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