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 the 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

<p class=MsoNormal align=right style='text-align:right'><i>Photo by Gary DeVon</i></p><p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'>The Immaculate Conception Parishcelebrated its centennial with a special mass, followed by a potluck supper.“How can we loo

Immaculate Conception Church celebrates centennial

OROVILLE – Like the town, Oroville’s Immaculate Conception Parish celebrated its 100th birthday this year, but the area’s connection with Catholicism predates the town by nearly seven decades.

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School board looking at ways to prepare for state cuts

OROVILLE – Just how much the state will cut from school funding as it faces a huge deficit has yet to be determined, but the Oroville School District can already see storm clouds gathering on the horizon.

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Seminar on changes in workers compensation

OMAK – Representatives from the Washington State Department of Labor &amp; Industries will be holding a seminar for small businesses on Dec. 9 in Omak.

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Clayton and Joyce Emry were honored at the end-of-the-year party for Oroville Elementary HOSTS volunteers. The Emrys have put in more than a decade and a half Helping One Student to Succeed through the mentoring program at Oroville Elementary School. They

Emrys honored for years of service with HOSTS program

OROVILLE – After 16 years of volunteering for Oroville Elementary’s HOSTS program, Clayton and Joyce Emry have retired.

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Gold Digger announces strategic alliance with Gebbers Farms and Chelan Fres

OROVILLE – Gold Digger Apples announced Tuesday that they had entered into a strategic alliance with Gebbers Farms of Brewster and Chelan Fresh Marketing of Chelan.

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Hornets wrap up season with game against Soap Lake

OROVILLE – Oroville wrapped up their season with a disappointing loss against the Soap Lake Eagles last Friday night.

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County breaks with state on presidential election

OKANOGAN COUNTY – Okanogan County broke with the rest of the state on who should be president, with voters favoring John McCain slightly over now president-elect Barack Obama.

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<p class=BasicParagraph align=right style='text-align:right'><i><spanstyle='font-family:"Times New Roman"'>Photo by Gary DeVon</span></i></p><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman";'>            Thepedestrian sidewalk on the

Oroville plans to expand sidewalk south along Highway 97

OROVILLE – Oroville wants to become even more pedestrian friendly with nearly one and a half miles of new sidewalk planned following the east side of Highway 97 south.

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Photo by Gary DeVon	The Hornet’s Blaine Wagner returned a 55-yard interception against White Swan for one of Oroville’s only two touchdowns in a scary one-sided Halloween football game against the Cougars last Friday.

Hornets couldn’t stop White Swan Cougars

OROVILLE – The home field advantage didn’t help much as the Oroville Hornets fell to an early Halloween attack of the White Swan Cougars last Friday by a score of 15 to 47.

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County and cities have working Emergency Management Plan

OROVILLE – A newly completed Emergency Management Plan will mean the cities of Okanogan County and the county itself will be eligible for FEMA funds should there be a disaster, natural or otherwise.

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