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A fire on Whiskey Mountain being fought on Thursday, July 23. The fire, along with 97 others in Okanogan, Ferry, Stevens and Ponderay counties, as well as the north half of Lincoln County, were caused by lighting strikes from July 23 through Sunday, July

Ninety-eight fires caused by lightening in NC Washington

OKANOGAN COUNTY – Ninety-eight fires were caused by lightning from Thursday, July 23 through Sunday, July 26.

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Oroville City Clerk/Treasurer Kathy Jones being honored by Oroville Mayor Chuck Spieth for 35 years of dedicated service to the city. Photo by Emily Hanson

Oroville will assume ownership of state park

OROVILLE – The City Council signed a resolution stating their intent to assume ownership and operation of the Lake Osoyoos Veterans Memorial State Park facility during their regular meeting on Tuesday, July 21.

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Oroville School Board approves extracurriculars for next year

OROVILLE – The School Board approved the extracurricular program for the 2009-2010 school year during their regular meeting on Monday, July 27.

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Pearl Verbeck

S. Pearl Longanecker Verbeck

“I have trusted in Thy loving kindness; My heart shall rejoice in Thy salvation, I will sing to the Lord, Because He has dealt bountifully with me.”

Sara Pearl Longanecker was born on July 23, 1918 to Samuel G. and Helena Bechtel Longanecker near Omak, Wash. She completed her formal education at the Tonasket Schools, graduating in June of 1936.

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Anna Marie Pridgen with life companion Terry O'Donnel at Crazy Horse Monument in South Dakota

Anna Marie Pridgen

Anna Marie Pridgen, 66, devoted wife, mother of four, step-mother of two and grandmother of eight and the only friend I have in the world, truly my one love, passed away in her sleep after years of battling cancer on July 7, 2009. She left to be with her Lord while sleeping comfortably in her home, in her favorite chair.

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Three suspects in the Michelle Kiterman murder case await a ruling on DNA testing in the Okanogan County In-Custody Courtroom. They are (L-R) Tansy Fae Mathis, Brent L. Phillips and David Eugene Richards. A fourth suspect, Lacey Hirst-Pavek, is out on bai

DNA testing on sample in Kitterman murder to be done within 60 days

OKANOGAN – DNA testing on a hair sample for the Michelle Kitterman murder case will be done within the next 60 days.

The time limit was set during a hearing in the Okanogan County Jail In-Custody Courtroom, overseen by Judge Christopher Culp.

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Is this truly the direction we want our country to go?

There is a revolution going on in our country. It’s not a new struggle but it should now be clear for all to see. The question posed by this revolution is just who can best provide for the needs of our citizens – the government or private industry?

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Letters to the Editor – July 16 issue

Comp. Plan moving forward,still needs improvement

 

Dear Editor,

Citizensfrom across Okanogan County applaud the Planning Commission’s efforts to updatethe Comprehensive Plan. The first two drafts of the document do not representall of the Citizens of Okanogan County and considerable enhancements werenecessary. 

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Mo Brown, 17, riding his board up the side of the bowl, getting ready to turn at the top.Photo by Emily Hanson

Skate Park finished; Tonasket skaters see room for improvements

TONASKET – Local skaters in the Tonasket area said they like the new skate park, but see areas for improvement.

The park, dedicated to the memory of Jerry Allstot (1982-2002), was finished by June 30. A pillar at the park states that Allstot was a member, contributor and friend of the B3 Skate Park Project.

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Photo by Emily HansonMichael Scott, 18, riding his board through the bowl in the B3 Skate Park in Tonasket on Friday, July 10.

Skate Park finished; Tonasket skaters see room for improvement

TONASKET – Local skaters in the Tonasket area said they like the new skate park, but see areas for improvement.

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