WENATCHEE – Wendell George does not want to disappear. During his years growing up on the Colville Confederate Tribes Reservation and 40 years of tribal leadership, he has felt the slow fade of Columbia Plateau Native American culture and his place in it. Realizing the richness of what could be lost, George decided to share the stories of his people through published books, newspaper columns and community presentations.
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Tribal leader to share ‘The Indian Side of the Story’ at Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center
Virgil L. Forney died on April 15, 2016 at home in Yakima, Washington at the age of 91. He was born December 22, 1924 in Cedaredge, Colorado, the youngest of eight siblings, to parents Albert Theodore Forney and Dora Emily (Roberts) Forney.
On March 31st, 2016 Nathan Brightbill suffered an unexpected heart attack that cut his life short, leaving a hole in the hearts of all those who loved him. He was born January 1, 1976 in Indiana, but grew up in Tonasket, Washington.
Ruth Kansas Cuthbert, age 97 ,peacefully went on to be with the Lord on April 25th, 2016 in Wenatchee, Wash. She was born January 29th, 1919 in St. Francis, Kansas and was one of 18 brothers and sisters. She had 4 sons: Tommy, Phil, Dennis and David as well as one daughter: Judi.
OROVILLE – Oroville High School FBLA students attended an exceptional state conference in Spokane, Wash. this past week. Exceptional in that two year officer and outgoing state president, Tori Kindred and Vice President representing the north central region, Ellamae Burnell, would be key players in the management and implementation of the state conference. Also special even though Kindred and Burnell would be exiting their office, that Jennifer Cisneros would be beginning her role as the new Vice President representing the North Central Region. Cisneros will preside over the region for the 2016-17 school year.
Mabel Inez Spry was born November 3, 1919 and passed away peacefully on January 9, 2016. She was born to Fred and Bertha Fox at home on the ranch at Wauconda, Washington.
Marjorie Zabreznik Knowlton, beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother was called home to heaven to be with our Lord on April 17, 2016. Marj was born on Nov. 2, 1918 to William and Evelyn Hutchings in Galveston, Texas.
CHELAN – The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation announced its annual list of Most Endangered Historic Properties in the State of Washington on Monday, April 25. The announcement came during the organization’s This Place Matters reception, held at the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce. The reception is an affinity event hosted by the Washington Trust to kickoff this week’s RevitalizeWA conference in Chelan.
OROVILLE – While two potential replacements for the outgoing superintendent for Oroville School District have been interviewed by the board and met staff and the public, a third candidate bowed out and two more have been added to the list.
Raymond Quinn died January 19, 2016 at the age of 75-years-old. He was born on December 30, 1936.