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 (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.
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.
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.
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.
OMAK – A new business, Omak Audiology Center, has opened at 506 Riverside Drive in Omak to serve your hearing needs
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.
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.
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.
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.
Poll of the Week
Should the Oroville School Board have renewed OHS Social Studies Teacher Ryan Frazier's Contract
- Yes, he has made a change in students' lives and got them excited about school (46%, 64 Votes)
- Yes, the board should have gone with Principal Kristin Sarmiento's evaluation and recommendation (25%, 35 Votes)
- I don't have enough information to say one way or another (16%, 22 Votes)
- Yes, with the understanding he address Supt. Steve Quick's concerns (14%, 19 Votes)
- No, the issue went through the superintendent and board and should be dropped there (9%, 13 Votes)
- No, we elect local school boards to make these sorts of decisions for us (8%, 11 Votes)
- No, Supt. Steve Quick recommended the first-year probationary teacher's contract not be renewed (5%, 7 Votes)
Total Voters: 140