OROVILLE – ‘Simple Enchantment’ is the theme of this weekend’s May Festival, Oroville’s premiere community event, celebrating its 78th year.
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.
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OROVILLE – After 78 years the Prince family sold Prince’s Department Store, Ace Hardware and the warehouse business to Jack and Mary Hughes. On Saturday, May 5 the couple plan a Grand Reopening with special prices, giveaways and activities for the whole family.
OROVILLE – Phil Barker said he will resign from the Oroville School Board at their next meeting, scheduled for Monday, May 29.
OROVILLE – The Meyers twins, better known locally as Dee Paterson and Doris Reynolds, have been selected to be this year’s grand marshals for May Festival.
“We were shocked when the girls told us… we are really proud that they asked us,” said Doris and Dee about the news they were chosen.
A common sight around Oroville, the twins belong to several volunteer organizations, including the American Legion Auxiliary, the Oroville Grange, Royal Neighbors and Rebeccas, as well as being very involved in the United Methodist Church.
“We feel when you volunteer it makes for a better place,” said Dee.
‘Gridlock’ affects local, as well as national politics
- It’s comes as no surprise the Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives haven’t been getting along very well for the last decade or so. The word “compromise” went out the window a long time ago.
Resigning from school board
To the community: I am a man of principles. I hold honesty, truth, integrity and obeying the law to a high standard. I only see right or wrong, black or white. There is no middle ground.
OKANOGAN – Okanogan County District Court Judge Hank Rawson is seeking the Superior Court Judge position being vacated by Jack Burchard.
OROVILLE – While many suspected a shake up of the Oroville School Board, most were surprised when the superintendent asked release from his contract if he found another job.
OROVILLE – Oroville will continue the popular mosquito spraying program it began last summer and has agreed to combine with Omak and Okanogan on the bid for materials and application.
Canadian ownership not a bad thing
- It’s come to our attention recently that a few people saying our parent company being Canadian as a bad thing. Yes, Sound Publishing, headquartered in Washington State, is owned by a Canadian company, Black Press – but that’s actually all right with us.