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Sherry Livingston

Sherry Livingston passed away May 5, 2016 after a courageous (stubborn!) battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was born August 30, 1939 in Tonasket, Washington, the only daughter of the late Clarence and Vy Campbell.

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Thomas Cardell Jacobs

Thomas Cardell Jacobs age 17 of Tonasket died May 8, 2016 on Disautel Pass. He was born on January 26, 1999 in Seattle.

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Elfreda Pearl Eller Holmes

Elfreda Pearl Eller Holmes, age 85, passed away May 11, 2016, in Tonasket, Washington. She was born March 21, 1931, in Seattle, Washington.

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Board nears decision on new Oroville School Superintendent

OROVILLE – Two more candidates for Oroville School District Superintendent were interviewed last week, bringing the total to six.

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PUD Commissioners vote to electrify Enloe Dam

OKANOGAN – During the May 9, 2016, Regular Board of Commissioners Meeting, the Okanogan County PUD Commissioners unanimously approved Resolution #1620 authorizing the District to generate electricity from Enloe Dam.

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Tribal leader to share ‘The Indian Side of the Story’ at Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center

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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Virgil L. Forney

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.

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Nathan Brightbill

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.

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Ruth Kansas Cuthbert

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.

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Five Oroville students heading to FBLA Nationals in Atlanta

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.

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