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ELLENSBURG – Oroville and Tonasket School Districts are among 11 districts to be part of a more than $18 million Gear Up award by the U.S. Department of Education to help students prepare for college.
Jody (Wyatt) Smith of Oroville passed away at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee on September 17th 2014. Jody was born July 30, 1953 to Frank Wyatt and Betty Finsen.
Rayleigh Bell Colbert was seven-months-old when she passed peacefully in her sleep surrounded by family on September 14, 2014. Rayleigh is the daughter and greatest blessing of Patrick and Haley Colbert of Tonasket.
Jerry Lee Rounds, age 61, went home to be with the Lord on September 12, 2014. He was born November 13, 1952 in Tonasket, Washington to Ardith J. and Edward E. Rounds.
Penelope Wright was born November 7, 1948 in Kennewick, Wash. She passed away on September 5, 2014.
TONASKET – Depending on conditions, Fuels Specialists on the Tonasket Ranger District could begin their fall prescribed burning program as early as next week; with underburns planned northwest of Conconully as well as east and southeast of Tonasket.
OROVILLE – The Oroville Chamber of Commerce’s first meeting of the fall on Thursday, Sept. 18 will feature a presentation by researchers from the Pacific Northwest National Labs. The PNNL has for several years been conducting research on Hot Lake, a very small pond less than 2 miles NE of Oroville that does not freeze over in the winter.
Ardi Fitzthum, age 76, of Oroville died on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at North Valley Hospital in Tonasket. She was born November 29, 1937 in Molson to parents Art and Edith Carlquist.
TONASKET – The City of Tonasket will be hosting its annual Fall Clean-Up on Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Tonasket City Shop next to Chief Tonasket Park, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.