YAKIMA – Operators of the Buckhorn Gold Mine near Chesaw will soon spend $180,000 on projects benefiting the environment across Okanogan County. The work is a result of a penalty settlement between the company and the Washington Department of Ecology.
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Douglas MacArthur Click, 72, of Troy, Montana, went home to be with Jesus and his beloved mother on July 16, 2014. Doug was born March 9, 1942 in Locust Grove, Oklahoma to William C. and Addie Click.
Harry Hartley Topping, age 78 of Tonasket, died on August 28, 2014 at his home in Tonasket. He was born June 28, 1936 in Winslow, Arizona to parents Harry Raymond Topping and Trelle Moon Topping
OROVILLE – The 2014 Explorer Post 0023 Golf Tournament is planned for the Oroville Golf Club on Saturday, Sept. 20 at 11 a.m. The tournament, which raises money for the Explorers group, is limited to 11 teams and features hundreds of dollars in prizes to be auctioned and raffled.
Dale Eldon Ward, age 85, of Tonasket died on Saturday June 21, 2014 following many years of heart problems and a stroke in 2002. He was born August 21, 1928, in Eagle City, Oklahoma to parents Harold and Myrtle Ward. He moved with family from Oklahoma to California when he was thirteen. During World War II, when he was 15, he travelled with his father combining wheat in parts of Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas.
Marian Katherine (Wyatt) Gordon died peacefully on the eve of a Super Moon at Spokane Hospice House on August 9, 2014 with her family at her side. She was the first born of four children to Frank Marion and Erna H. (Steg) Wyatt on September 26, 1921 in Sandpoint, Idaho.
Geneva (Howard) Reeder died peacefully at home on August 19, 2014 of cancer. Had Geneva lived one more day, she would have died exactly 41 years after her husband (Johnny Reeder) had passed away. By her side was her “one and only” son (Terry W. Reeder) and her niece, Tanya.
Fred William Cook was born in Tonasket, Wash. on November 7, 1960 to Howard P. Cook and Eva B. Spangler.
Fred was known by many names: Uncle Fred, Freddie Crocker, Fast Freddie, Freddie the Toolman to name a few. He was a one of a kind guy.
TONASKET – The Tonasket Comancheros will be hosting this year’s Demolition Derby on Sunday, Aug. 31.
“It sounds like a good number of cars will be there,” said Comancheros spokesman Bud McSpadden. “There is still time and room for more; the war between the North and South is still going strong.”
Bonnie L. Smith passed away on August, 2nd 2014 in her home. She was born in Scott county Arkansas on March, 28th 1937 to Rev. Clyde Hudson and Bonnie Hudson.