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Monte E. Smith

Monte E. Smith passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on February 7, 2015 at the North Valley Extended Care in Tonasket, Wash.
Born in Tonasket, Wash., on September 16, 1918 to parents Harold L. Smith and Pearl Graves Smith, Monte graduated from Tonasket High School and then attended Washington State College.

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Seventh District Rep. Joel Kretz (R-Wauconda)

Okanogan officials testify on fire in Olympia

OLYMPIA – Members from the Carlton Complex Fire Recovery Group and Okanogan County officials traveled to Olympia Thursday to discuss the Carlton Complex Fire that burned more than 256,000 acres and destroyed more than 400 structures.

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Hidden Treasures begins a new legacy

Norma Jean Hart and her daughter Jenny purchased the old Noots Drive-in” 26 years ago, remodeled the building and transformed it into Hidden Treasures and The Split End.

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Tonasket voters asked to approve $6.98 million bond

TONASKET – The ballots are in the mail and Tonasket voters are being asked to approve a 12-year $6.98 million school facilities bond to alleviate overcrowding, build a new Alternative/Outreach school and upgrade athletic facilities to improve safety for participants.

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Janis Allison

Janis Allison age 71 of Oroville passed away Sunday, January 25, 2015 at North Valley Extended Care in Tonasket. She was born May 24, 1943 in Selma, California to parents Stanley Jay and Dorothy Leatta (Bibb) Allison. Janis grew up in Selma and Fresno, California.

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Phyllis Aldean Billups

Phyllis Aldean (Metz) Billups, 90, of Omak, Wash., passed away on Monday, January 19, 2015. Phyllis was born on September 12, 1924, to Orvil and Muriel Metz in Hardesty, Alberta, Canada and was the oldest of five siblings, including Raymond Metz, Duane Metz, Virginia (Metz) Montague and Sharon (Metz) Powell-Phyllis.

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Groups suing county over Comp Plan

TWISP – The Methow Valley Citizens’ Council (MVCC) and Futurewise have filed a lawsuit in Superior Court against Okanogan County, challenging its recent adoption of a Comprehensive Plan, the associated Interim Zoning, and Determination of Non-Significance under the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) for the Plan and Zoning.

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Eileen Newman

Lila Eileen Ann Frost Newman died peacefully at home on January 6, 2015 after a brief illness. She was born the youngest child of parents Frankie and Grover Frost on March 18, 1922 in Stuart, Nebraska.

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Gail Alice Sheena

Gail Alice Sheena, age 49 of Oroville, died Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at North Valley Hospital in Tonasket. She was born June 9, 1965 in Merritt, BC to parents Christine August and Angus Archochan.

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TSD Superintendent search begins

TONASKET – The Tonasket School Board is starting the process for the new superintendent search and is inviting the public to attend a meeting with Doug Asbjornsen, the search consultant, on Wednesday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. in the district board room.

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