SPRINGFIELD, MO – Emily Graham finished sixth in Individual Open Western Horsemanship at the Western Semi-Finals held in Springfield, Missouri.
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 is single with a grown daughter, Segornae Douglas and a young granddaughter, Erin.
Stories by Gary DeVon
OROVILLE – The Oroville fastpitch softball team is having a rough start to their season with losses coming on their home diamond against Curlew, Tonasket and Okanogan.
OROVILLE – Despite cold and windy conditions, the Hornet track and field team hosted the Eagle Home Mortage Oroville Invitational on April 2 with Cascade finishing first for the girls and Republic for the boys.
OROVILLE – The Oroville Hornets boys’ soccer team had a very good week last week with wins against Liberty Bell at home and Tonasket on the road.
OROVILLE – James Glover is opening Highland Internet Services a provider of wireless and fiber optic Internet.
OROVILLE – Student enrollment within the Oroville School District remains higher than predicted with 580 students, according to Shay Shaw, the district’s business manager.
OKANOGAN – With the county commissioners’ decision to accept NCW Media, Inc.’s bid for their legal advertising the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and Quad City Herald remain Okanogan County’s official newspaper of public record.
OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council approved a letter to the county commissioners asking them to encourage connection to the Eastside Sewer Project.
Area losing lastlocal ‘daily’ paper
You probably didn’t read about it in the Wenatchee World,which I find strange, but that publication will no longer be delivered to theresidents of the north county — at least not by paperboys and papergirls. Toget the newspaper subscribers will have to get their daily through the postoffice and then the news will be more like yester-daily. Not a good sign forour one remaining daily newspaper with at least some coverage of the county.
Eliminating Women’s Health
It is disappointing that the Republican Party andspecifically the right-wing conservatives are actually working against healthcare for women and children. In February, the House of Representatives, nowcontrolled by the Republicans and the Tea Party caucus voted to eliminate thefinancing for Title 10 known as the family-planning program.