OROVILLE – The Oroville Hornets Boys Basketball team had mixed results on the road in league play last week, winning one and losing one.
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 – Oroville has agreed to be the administrating agency should North Valley Hospital’s request for as much as $600,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) monies be approved by the state.
OROVILLE – Oroville School Superintendent Ernie Bartelson discussed the upcoming $1.497 million two-year Maintenance and Operations levy with chamber members last Friday.
OROVILLE – The Oroville Hornets hosted the Soap Lake Eagles in their season opener, defeating the visitors 52 to 47.
SPRINGDALE – The Oroville Hornet Wrestling team gets a little closer to a team championship each time they wrestle, coming in second at Springdale.
OROVILLE – The Oroville Hornets hosted their first league game of the season on Saturday, Jan. 2 against Soap Lake and won by a wide margin, 62 to 16.
Editor’s Note: This week we take a look back at just a few of the stories that made the front page of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune during 2009. G.A.D.
Tonasket students heading to Washington D.C. – In June next of next year 22 eighth and ninth graders travel to the nation’s capital; four will participate in a wreath ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
OROVILLE – Two young ladies, Brandy Lynne Range and Cheyanne Sharpe, are requesting the Oroville community consider them for the position of this year’s May Festival Queen and Princess.
OKANOGAN COUNTY – With temperatures dropping and no money for a shelter, Okanogan County is becoming a bad place to be homeless this winter.
OKANOGAN COUNTY – A winter storm warning from the National Weather Service in Spokane for the Okanogan Highlands and the Okanogan Valley was canceled late Monday, however, a winter storm advisory was to be in effect until mid-week.
Poll of the Week
Should the Oroville School Board have renewed OHS Social Studies Teacher Ryan Frazier's Contract
- Yes, he has made a change in students' lives and got them excited about school (46%, 64 Votes)
- Yes, the board should have gone with Principal Kristin Sarmiento's evaluation and recommendation (25%, 35 Votes)
- I don't have enough information to say one way or another (16%, 22 Votes)
- Yes, with the understanding he address Supt. Steve Quick's concerns (14%, 19 Votes)
- No, the issue went through the superintendent and board and should be dropped there (9%, 13 Votes)
- No, we elect local school boards to make these sorts of decisions for us (8%, 11 Votes)
- No, Supt. Steve Quick recommended the first-year probationary teacher's contract not be renewed (5%, 7 Votes)
Total Voters: 140