Tonasket man opens Edward Jones office

OKANOGAN – Sam Buchert offers clients a wide variety of investment services through Edward Jones Investments, a full service financial firm in Okanogan. Services offered include Individual Retirement Accounts, stocks, bonds, CD’s, life insurance, annuities, education, Long Term Care Insurance, disability insurance and business retirement plans such as 401K’s

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Hughes’ Dept. Store looking to ‘right the ship’

OROVILLE – It’s been a long summer of rumors and conjecture, is Hughes’ Department Store selling or closing – as of Monday it seemed like it was closing, but Tuesday that had changed.

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Custom canvas work available in the Okanogan

Carey DeWitt is happy to be back home in Washington State after several years away, and to be offering a unique service with an enterprise she created herself.

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Hydemade moves north

ELLISFORDE – Quill Hyde has moved his business, Hydemade, from Tonasket up to Ellisforde.

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Oroville Reman & Reload looking to grow its business in Oroville

Oroville Reman & Reload is not only looking to grow its business in Oroville, it continually is striving to hire more local people.

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Local entrepreneur schools the pests and educates the customers

A pesky situation was the inspiration for Jason Verbeck to go into the weed and pest control business. Verbeck said he’s always been an entrepreneur, so when he tried to schedule an appointment and was told there would be a six-week wait and he would be charged several hundred dollars for a simple spray job, “it became very obvious to me that many area residents were being taken advantage of. We strive to get to all our our customers within 24 to 48 hours,” said Verbeck. “We use top of the line chemicals and have excellent equipment, and we still are almost always 50 to 75 percent less than what any other providers who will come to this area charge.”

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Lucky Duck Mining to open store on the Similkameen

OROVILLE – Alan Fisk has been chasing gold on the Similkameen River for nearly two decades, now he wants to help people learn to find gold themselves – not necessarily to get rich, but as an adventure.

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Tori Kindred elected State FBLA President

SPOKANE – Washington State FBLA state competition included over 2000 students this year and the competition was incredible. An exciting element again this year included the campaigning and preparation by Tori Kindred for state president as well as Ellamae Burnell for regional vice president representing the North Central Region.

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How do we keep our communities vital?

I just caught the tail end of the Pathways to Prosperity workshop held at the Pastime Bar & Grill recently. From what I saw it was interesting and seemed to focus, at least in the second half, on how Oroville can attract entrepreneurs to live here – especially that group of young people known as Millennials. You know, the ones that came after the Baby Boomers and Generation X, if we’re to put a label on it. The twenty to thirty somethings.

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Biochar presentation spurs conversation

More hands on demonstrations planned in future OROVILLE – Biochar – Capturing value from waste biomass by turning it into fine charcoal that can be used for other purposes, was the subject of a presentation made by Gloria Flora in Oroville last week, one of many she is making around the stat. Flora, who owns [...]

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