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Rita Evelyn Campbell

Rita Evelyn Campbell, age 93, passed away on December 18, 2015 at North Valley Extended Care in Tonasket, Washington, after a brief illness. She was born on November 2, 1922 to James and Theresa Chapman of Louisville, Kentucky.

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I.V. Joe Rickel

I.V. Joe Rickel left his earthly trappings and passed over to heaven on December 28, 2015. He was born on November 17, 1933 in Omak Washington, to Agnes “Cate” and George W. Rickel.

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Michael Patrick Buckmiller

Michael Patrick Buckmiller, 58, of Oroville, Washington was born August 31, 1957 in Tonasket, Washington to Beverly and Forrest Boyer. He passed away on December 29, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer.

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Elaine K. Grillo

Elaine Katie (Launer) Grillo, 94, died peacefully surrounded by family in the early afternoon hours on Dec. 24, 2015 at Apple Springs assisted living in Omak, Washington. She was born December 1, 1921, to Les and Katie Launer in Republic, Washington. She was the sixth of seven children.

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Larry Irvine Bell

Larry Irvine Bell, 68, passed away December 6, 2015 at his home in Bend, Oregon, after battling diabetes for a number of years. Larry was born March 9, 1947 in Tonasket Washington to Irvine and Betty Bell.

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Arthur ‘Oscar’ L. Betcher Jr.

Arthur “Oscar” L. Betcher Jr. was born in Aberdeen, Washington on October 15, 1935. Oscar moved to Withrow in 1943 with his parents Art and Judy Betcher and brother Corky, where he went to school

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Billie Joe Hilderbrand

Billie Joe Hilderbrand of Oroville passed away on November 23, 2015 at North Valley Extended Care. He was born October 13, 1932 in Rogersville, Missouri.

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Okanogan Land Trust protects 97 acres near Bolster

OKANOGAN – Okanogan Land Trust accepted a conservation easement from Crown Resources Corporation on 97 acres north of Bolster, or what used to be Bolster near Chesaw.

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Marvel Ann Brugh-Nichols

Marvel Ann Brugh-Nichols was born to Harry and Jermaine (Anderson) Brugh in Tonasket, Washington She died November 28, 2015 in Spokane, Washington surrounded by her family.

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Theodore Huber

Theodore Huber, 87, left this earth after living a long, colorful and adventurous life, with his wife, daughter Terri, granddaughter Jaclyn, Monte and Pam as his side Nov., 11, 2015, Veterans Day. Mr. Huber was retired from the U S Air Force.

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