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Howard Phillip Cook

Howard Cook, 95, of Okanogan, Wash. passed away peacefully at home the evening of April 1, 2014. He was born January 26, 1919 in Bailey Colorado to Ollie Arthur (Babe) Cook and Leona May Colbert.

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Oroville plans spring clean-up

OROVILLE – Oroville Mayor Chuck Spieth has declared the week of April 21 through 25 as the annual Oroville Spring Clean-up.

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Cornelius Daniel ‘Neil’ Friesen

Cornelius Daniel Friesen, winter resident of Oroville, was born September 30, 1929 to Daniel and Aganetha Friesen in Rush Lake, Saskatchewan. He tragically lost his life in Oroville, in a fire that consumed his motor home on January 25, 2014.

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Joel Zane Gazaway

Joel Zane Gazaway, 91, of Oroville, died April 1, 2014 in Oroville. No services will be held.

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WSDOT Chip sealing begins in Okanogan County

TONASKET – The Washington State Department of Transportation has begun several chip sealing projects in Okanogan County, including work on US97 and SR20

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Frank Ping

Frank Ping, 92, passed away March 14, 2014 at Guardian Angel Homes in Liberty Lake, Wash. He was born March 6, 1922 in Papakovasci, Hungary.

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William Ray Daigle

William Ray (Wiley) Daigle, Sedro-Woolley, was born on May 23, 1960 in Yakima, Washington. His younger years were spent in the Sunnyside area; in 1973, the family moved to Tonasket where he was very involved in football, basketball and baseball along with many extra- curricular activities.

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Sharon Payne

Sharon Payne, 70, of Oroville, died March 21, 2014 in Tonasket. She was born in Tilton, Illinois on August 22, 1943 and was raised in Rantoul, Ill.

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David Gary Shanks

David Shanks was born in Detroit, Michigan, resided in Tonasket, Washington and passed away in Tacoma, Washington at the age of 64.

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Stanley Sigurd Porter

Stanley Sigurd Porter passed away gently at his home in Oroville on February 23rd, 2014 at the age of 84. A celebration of Stan’s life will take place in Oroville on Saturday, March 29th, from 1:40 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Pastime Bar & Grill. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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