<div align="right"><em>Submitted photo</em></div><p></p><p>    Belly dance instructor Christy Cuellar-Wentz performs a solo routine in this picture taken recently by her husband. Cuellar-Wentz currently offers dance classes at the Community Cultural Cente

Belly Dance gaining popularity in Okanogan County

OROVILLE – Fitness is about more than sweating on a treadmill, and dance about more than flashy costumes.

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Frontier Foods in Oroville offering service, service, service

OROVILLE – Pat and Jody Davisson have purchased Beeman’s North Grocery in Oroville and will be operating it under its new name Frontier Foods.

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<html>  <head>  </head>  <body>    <p align="right"><i>Photo by Amy Veneziano</i>    </p>    <p>    From left are Jay, Kelli and sons Abe and Spencer in the new Wild Rose Flower Shop in Tonasket. The shop sells flower and arrang

Wild Rose Flower Shop brings custom floral arrangements to Tonasket

TONASKET – Sending flowers just got a little bit easier for Tonasket residents.

The Wild Rose opened on Whitcomb Street in mid-July after several months of work in the former hair styling shop. It is Tonasket’s first custom flower shop.

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<html>  <head>  </head>  <body>    <div align="right"><i>Photo by Amy Veneziano</i>    </div>    <p>    </p>    <p>    Priya Shellenbarger sits beside the reiki table in her Oroville home.    </p>  </body></html>

Healing arts practitioner opens doors in Oroville

TONASKET – A new business in Oroville is offering help to North County residents in restoring relaxation and balance to their lives.

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Don’s Fruit Stand under new ownership

OROVILLE – Although it’s currently got the same name, Don’s Fruit Stand south of Oroville on Highway 97 is under new ownership.

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<html>  <head>  </head>  <body>    <div align="right"><i>Photo by Charlene Helm</i>    </div>    <p>    </p>    <p>    The Shady Creek Gardens and Ponds shop recently relocated to an Omak location. They carry a variety of pond a

Shady Creek Gardens and Ponds now open in Omak

OMAK – A long-time Okanogan shop has a new home off Omak Road in Omak.

Shady Creek Gardens and Ponds recently moved to 388 Omak Road, about a half mile east of the Wal-Mart in Omak.

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<p align="right"><i> Photo by Gary DeVon </i></p><p>Colleen Brown (left) stands next to the new temporary location of the Washington State Liquor Store. Next door is Steve Smith and his Grange Insurance Agency. Both businesses had to move after the buildi

Temporary Oroville Contract Liquor Store now 0pen

OLYMPIA – Oroville Contract Liquor Store No. 565 is now open at a temporary location at 2311 Main St. (north of NAPA) in Oroville. A permanent location is expected to open by January 2009.

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New source of driveway rock in the Highlands

Advanced Forest Management, owned by Jim and Jean Vernon, has started a new branch of business. They have opened a small rock quarry just south of Chesaw.

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<p align="right"><i> Photo by Gary DeVon</i></p><p>Gary Dobbins, Oroville Branch Manager of Baines Title and Escrow</p>

Dobbins heads up Baines Title and Escrow team in Oroville

OROVILLE – Gary Dobbins is the new branch manager at the Oroville branch of Baines Title and Escrow.

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Photo by Amy Veneziano	Fitness instructor Melody Williams is armed and ready to work – out, that is – with a Swiss ball near her temporary Tonasket home.

New fitness instructor brings more bounce options to Tonasket

TONASKET – There’s a new fitness option in town if sweating it out on the treadmill just isn’t your style.

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