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Lions Club looking for new members as they celebrate second century

The Tonasket/Okanogan Valley Lions Club is looking for new members as they enter their second centennial of service. Local club members joined clubs across the world in celebrating the 100th anniversary of Lions Club International.

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Musical Benefit for Hurricane Harvey planned for Sept. 22

TONASKET – Randy Battle and Linda Pruitt of the Randy Battle Blues Band are holding a benefit concert for people impacted by Hurricane Harvey at the Community Cultural Center (CCC) Friday, Sept. 22. Battle said he did a lot of research, including reaching out to friends in Texas, to find the best place to send [...]

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Tonasket School District welcomes 19 new teachers

TONASKET — High School Principal Brian Ellis hauled his BBQ from home to the school district office Friday, Aug. 25, to treat 19 new staff members to burgers and dogs as part of their new staff day orientation.

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Newhouse discusses veterans’ issues at Tonasket event

TONASKET — Congressional Representative Dan Newhouse appeared at a VA Health and Benefits Resource Fair held at Tonasket High School from noon to 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28. Newhouse was accompanied by Army Veteran Ryan McDonald, District Representative assigned to assisting veterans.

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Woodworker finds marital bliss in a quilt stitch

MOLSON – The Sixth Annual Molson Quilt Show and Sale, held last Saturday at the Molson Grange Hall, featured 64 quilts made over the year by the Highland Stitchers, and eight vendors selling everything from fabric to finished quilts and handmade baskets, cards and books.

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Nineteen-year-old fills in for missing mayor

TONASKET – Mayor Pro Tem-Tem Jensen Sackman officiated over the Aug. 22 City Council meeting, as Mayor Patrick Plumb has moved to Tacoma and Mayor Pro-Tem Jill Ritter was unable to attend the meeting. Sackman, a 19-year-old council member, was elected Mayor Pro Tem-Tem at the previous city council meeting Aug. 8.

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Hot August Nights getting hotter by the year

CHESAW — The Hot August Nights car show has grown from eight cars parked across the street from the Chesaw Tavern, to 85 cars in it’s eighth year. Entries came from as far as Moses Lake, the Tri Cities and Vancouver, Washington.

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Excited as Tonasket Community Pool opens Saturday but know what job is No. 1

TONASKET — The Tonasket Community Pool could be open for business as early as Saturday, July 22, with an inspection by the Department of Health scheduled for Tuesday, July 18.

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Benefit will help send wheelchair athlete to national veterans games

OROVILLE — Casey L. Pooler, who served in the United States Marine Corps, is raising money to compete in the National Veterans Wheelchair games.

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Gebbers Farms has a lot of hope and belief in Oroville

OROVILLE — Members of Gebbers Farms assured business owners and community members gathered at Oroville’s April 13 Chamber of Commerce meeting they planned to be in Oroville for the long run

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