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

Out of My Mind 33

Good to see lots of participation for local offices

There are several open local positions on the school boardsand city councils for Oroville and Tonasket in the next election, which has aprimary on Aug. 16 and general on Nov. 8. In fact, all five of the director’spositions for Oroville’s school board were open due to two terms ending andthree members being appointed since the last elections for their positions tookplace. Three of the directors’ positions on the Tonasket School Board are openas well.

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Letters to the Editor, June 16

Speed kills – Slow down

On Hwy. 7,Oroville, there are so many drivers that cannot read or just don’t care aboutspeed limit signs. Numerous people that live on Hwy. 7 have called theSheriff’s Department hoping that we can get this problem solved with some radaror the presence of a patrol car in different locations.

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Molson Midsummer Fest this Saturday

MOLSON – The 16th Annual Molson Midsummer Festival will take place in and around the Molson School Museum and Molson Grange Hall this Saturday, June 18.

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Eastside Sewer struggling to cover PWTF loans

OROVILLE – Due to slower than predicted build-out, the county’s Oroville Eastside Sewer Project is struggling to pay back the low-interest loan it took to construct the project which serves people living on the east side of Lake Osoyoos.

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Letters to the Editor, June 9

Vision

What is itthat we see when we are away from home, whether at work or engaged inrecreational activities? Do we see inspired individuals and communities? Are weable to recognize the positive character traits of common sense and wisdombeing present in the fabric of our society?

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OHS Principal Patricia Scott announces her retirement

OROVILLE – Despite being rehired for next year, Patricia Scott, Oroville Junior-Senior High Principal, announced last week that she would be retiring from that position.

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<p class=MsoNormal align=right style='text-align:right'><span style='font-family:"Swiss 721"'>Photo by Gary A. DeVon</span></p><p class=MsoBodyText><span style='font-size:11.0pt;'>ConnorThompson was awarded the Glover Cup at the commencement ceremony for

Oroville graduates OHS Class of 2011

OROVILLE – Commencement ceremonies for the Oroville High School Class of 2011 were held at the Coulton Auditorium last Saturday, June 4 at 2 p.m.

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Circus coming to Oroville June 15

OROVILLE – The Oroville Chamber of Commerce is bringing the Culpepper and Merriweather Circus back to town next Wednesday, June 15.

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Oroville Boys’ Golf finishes second at Districts

CHELAN – The Oroville High School Boy’s Golf team finished second at the Central B District Golf Tournament held in Chelan on Tuesday, May 17.

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HORNET FASTPITCH FINISHES SEASON WITH TOUGH LOSSES TO RAIDERS

OROVILLE – THE OROVILLE HORNET FASTPITCH TEAM FINISHED ITS SEASON WITH THREE LOSSES TO THE LAKE ROOSEVELT RAIDERS.

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