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Penelope Wright

Penelope Wright was born November 7, 1948 in Kennewick, Wash. She passed away on September 5, 2014.

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Fall Prescribed Burning planned on the Tonasket Ranger District

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.

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Hot Lake topic of Oroville Chamber meeting

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.

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Ardi Fitzthum

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.

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Tonasket fall clean-up Sept. 20

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.

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Darrel L. Williams

Darrel L. Williams, 57, of Oroville died July 11, 2014 at Palmer Lake. He was born May 3, 1957 to Jack and Betty Williams in Walsenburg, Colorado.

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Forest Service welcomes new Tonasket District Ranger

TONASKET – Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Supervisor Michael Balboni announced the selection of Matthew Reidy as the new Tonasket District Ranger.

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Oroville woodcutter killed by tree

OROVILLE – An Oroville man died of injuries suffered when a tree being cut by a fellow woodcutter fell on him Friday, Sept. 12.

“At around 2:50 p.m. Okanogan County Sheriff Deputy Josh Petker and emergency personnel responded to 506 Forest Service 3525 Road in reference to a subject had a tree fall on him,” said Sheriff Frank Rogers.

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Marjorie Jackson

Marjorie Jackson – Our beautiful mother, grandmother, wife, sister and aunt went home peacefully to be with her Savior on September 9, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. Marjorie was born on April 18, 1937 in Vancouver B.C. , the youngest of four children to William and Dorothy McKibbin.

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PUD warns of scam calls

OKANOGAN COUNTY - Okanogan County PUD customers have notified the PUD of a few new telephone scams that they have received. In the Oroville area, customers reported being called by a computerized auto-attendant. A female voice announced itself as “Okanogan County PUD Collections” and attempted to collect payment. Another north county customer received a voicemail message [...]

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