OROVILLE – Oroville’s fourth annual Kite Day will be held at the Bud Clark Ballfields on Saturday, March 26, starting at 10 a.m.
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
OMAK – “Proud. P-r-o-u-d. Proud. That’s how we feel about the six youngsters from Oroville Elementary School who competed in the Okanogan County Spelling Bee (in Omak) on Thursday, Feb. 24,” said Gary Pringle, Oroville Elementary School Principal.
Six spellers from Okanogan County schools in grades four through six will be going on to the regional competition in Wenatchee next month. Two of those six will be from Oroville – sixth-grader Phoebe Poynter, the Oroville Elementary School champion, finished first in the sixth- grade bee and fifth-grader Sydney Thorndike finished second in her bee. Poynter’s winning word was “foyer.”
OROVILLE – Okanogan County Commissioners took testimony on the Comprehensive Plan in a hearing held in Oroville Tuesday, March 1.
OROVILLE – Scott Miller, director of the Okanogan County Department of Emergency Management, presented the Oroville City Council with a Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan at their Tuesday, March 1 meeting.
OROVILLE – Just four points separated the Hornets from continuing postseason play when they lost to the Kittitas Coyotes 62 to 66 in Game 8 of the playoffs last Friday, Feb. 16.
WENATCHEE – The Oroville Girls Basketball team might have lost on Friday, sending them out of State contention, but they made it further than any Hornet girls team before them.
OROVILLE – A fire last Saturday night on Sawtells Road claimed the life of 55-year-old Wayne Cumbo who had been in a camper trailer on his father’s property.
OROVILLE – Kay Sibley, director of the Okanogan Borderlands Historical Society, presented a proposal to the council about constructing a new building behind the Depot Museum to be used for additional exhibit and storage space.
MOLSON – Despite recent reports of catches on Sidley and Molson lakes, none of the 96 anglers registered for last Saturday’s NW Ice Fishing Festival were able to land the big one – or even a little one.
There were 74 adults and 22 youths who registered for the contest on Sidley Lake, according to Robin Stice, who organized the annual event for the Oroville Chamber of Commerce.
OROVILLE – Dot Shank from Okanogan County Animal Foster Care and OK Snip spoke with members of the Oroville Chamber of Commerce about the value in having pets spayed and neutered.