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Three children airlifted to Spokane after accident

OROVILLE – Three children, all under 10-years-old, were airlifted to Sacred Heart Medical following a rollover accident on Highway 97 near O’Neil Road Sunday afternoon, July 6.

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Genon Shirley Pickering

Genon Shirley Pickering (a.k.a. Ma, Grandma Pick, Auntie Non, Mother Pick) passed peacefully on June 30, surrounded by family and listening to the classic country music she loved so much. Genon was born August 9, 1935, to Charles and Hazel Anderson.

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Samuel Francis Rhynard

Samuel Francis Rhynard, known as Frank most of his life, was born In Selah, Washington on Dec.20,1925. He was 88 at the time of his death on May 30, 2014.

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Soren F. Petersen

Soren Petersen was born December 14,1941 in Omak and went to join his father, Lawrence, his mother, Elizabeth Karas, and his brother Tom, on June 22, 2014.

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William ‘Bill’ Leavell

Bill Leavell was a man of many talents. He loved to do things his way and in his time! Bill was almost a Christmas baby; he was born on December 21, 1932. He loved the month of June for growing beautiful vegetables and flowers and he chose June 10, 2014 to meet his beloved Silky Terrier Grand Champion Bar-B’s Tawnymist Topias “Topi” and cross over the Rainbow Bridge to be together.

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Omak Audiology Center opens for you hearing needs

OMAK – A new business, Omak Audiology Center, has opened at 506 Riverside Drive in Omak to serve your hearing needs

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Gail R. Ware

Gail R. Ware, age 61 of Wenatchee and Oroville, died on June 28, 2014 at home in Oroville. He was born on August 1, 1952 in Wenatchee to parents Orvin “Bud” and Ruth Ware.

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Diane Norine Irwin

Diane Irwin, age 75, of Bellingham, passed away May 8, 2014. Daughter of Fredrick Douglas and Grace (and Floyd) Paxton, Diane was born in Okanogan, Wash.

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North County gets ready for Independence Day

NORTH COUNTY – Independence Day will be celebrated with fireworks and a rodeo again this year in the North County with the 72nd Annual Chesaw Rodeo and an expanded community fireworks display in Oroville.

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Dale E. Ward

Dale E. Ward, age 85 of Tonasket, passed away on June 21, 2014 at his home near Tonasket. He was born on August 21, 1928 in Eagle City, Oklahoma.

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