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 has a grown daughter, Segornae Douglas and a young granddaughter, Erin.

Stories by Gary DeVon

Doris Reynolds and Dee Patterson are this year's Oroville May Festival Grand Marshals. The identical twins say they are proud and excited to be the Grand Marshals and look forward to the May Festival festivities. Photo by Gary DeVon

Dee and Doris chosen as 2012 May Festival Grand Marshals

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.

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Out of My Mind, May 3, 2012

‘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.

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Letters to the Editor, May 3, 2012

Resigning from school board

Dear Editor,

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.

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Hank Rawson

Rawson seeks seat on Superior Court bench

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County District Court Judge Hank Rawson is seeking the Superior Court Judge position being vacated by Jack Burchard.

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Oroville School Supt. asks OK to get out of contract

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.

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Oroville High School senior Leo Delgado proposed installing irrigation to water the plants and flowers along the Pedestrian Project sidewalk on the south end of town. The drip irrigation would be placed under bark and the pipe would have to cross undernea

Oroville spraying for mosquitoes again this year

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.

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Out of My Mind, April 26, 2012

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.
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Letters to the Editor, April 26, 2012

Tonasket’s CCC has it all

Dear Editor,
Saturday, April 14th brought Flamenco music and dancing to the Community Cultural Center in Tonasket. I am so glad the Gazette-Tribune was there to take pictures to show the people in Okanogan County the kind of entertainment we are bringing to the Center.
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Trish Butler

Butler filing for reelection to PUD Commission

OMAK – Trish Butler has announce her intention to file for election to another term as an Okanogan County Public Utility District Commissioner.

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Judge Heidi Smith

Smith to seek election to District Court

OKANOGAN – Heidi E. Smith, who was appointed to take Chris Culp’s seat on the District Court bench, has announced she will seek election as judge in the upcoming November general election.

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