NORTH COUNTY – Memorial Day Ceremonies are planned by the Tonasket and Oroville American Legion Posts this coming Monday morning.
About Gary DeVonGary 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 has a grown daughter, Segornae Douglas and a young granddaughter, Erin.
Stories by Gary DeVon
Successful May Festival marks start of tourist season
Despite threats of rain, the weather held and we had anothergreat May Festival thanks to the many volunteers who give of their time to makeOroville’s premier event a great kick off to the coming tourist season.
Where is the Outrage?
Many legislators in Congress still do not getit! The largest contributing factor in the outrageous cost of prescriptiondrugs is advertising and promotion, estimated to be about 37% of the price wepay for those drugs. More money is spent on lobbying, advertising and promotionby the pharmaceutical&nbsp;industry than is spent on research and development.
OROVILLE – The recent reassessment of the Oroville area showed a 10 percent overall drop in property values, according to Okanogan County Auditor Scott Furman.
NC WASH. – The National Weather Service has put out near daily warnings of the potential for flooding of small streams and main stem rivers in North Central Washington.
OROVILLE – GDICOM, the internet provider owned by Gold Digger Apples, has undergone some changes with new personnel and pricing for their services.
OROVILLE – The 77th Annual May Festival featured many traditional events as well as some new activities that are quickly becoming part of the tradition.
The Gold Digger Apple Float was judged Best Float this year and another crowd favorite, the City of Kelowna float featuring an iridescent green Ogopogo was Queen Madison Hatch’s Choice. The City of Kelowna Royalty also earned a first place in the judge’s awards.
By the number of ties this year it was apparent the judges were having a hard time choosing among the many fine entries. The other first prize winners were:
OROVILLE – Five Oroville business students got the chance to travel to Turkey in April to participate in a product fair with like-minded Turkish students.
OROVILLE – The Okanogan Family Health Center has opened a new dental clinic in Oroville, celebrating their grand opening April 21 with a ribbon cutting.
OROVILLE – The City of Oroville took steps to prepare for flooding by approving a plan to bring in sand to fill sandbags in case the Okanogan and Similkameen Rivers overflow their banks this spring.