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Peggy and Al Seccomb have been the owners and managers of Al’s IGA in Tonasket since 1968, when Al took over for his father, Al Seccomb, Sr. They have recently announced the sale of their store to Paul and Lana Beyers. P. Beyers is the son of Ralph Beye

Al’s IGA in Tonasket sold to Beyers

TONASKET – Al and Peggy Seccomb have announced the selling of their grocery store, Al’s IGA, to Paul and Lana Beyers.

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Canola crushing company also looking at unique gas generation

OROVILLE – Along with their plans to begin crushing canola at their Oroville location, Carbon Cycle Crush, is also pursuing the idea of a waste-to-energy

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Sandy and Clyde Andrews are the new managers of the Camaray Motel in Oroville. They plan on sprucing the place up and to make themselves available to guests on daily basis. Photo by Gary DeVon

Camaray wants to welcome you back

OROVILLE – The Camaray Motel in Oroville is under new management and they want the business to become a valuable part of the community.

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David Giles has been running the restaurant side of Yo Yo’s for the new owner, his daughter Catherine, who will be arriving in Oroville soon. Photo by Gary DeVon

Yo Yo’s getting fresh with Oroville

OROVILLE – Fresh is what Yo Yo’s Restaurant is all about – fresh food and fresh ideas, says David Giles, who has opened the restaurant back up after it was recently purchased for his daughter Catherine.

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CTTC’s Tim King being filmed by T-Town Productions as part of a documentary on sustainable, green projects being developed in Oroville. King is locating a canola seed crushing plant in Oroville to produce canola oil. Photo by Gary DeVon

Oroville one step closer to producing canola oil

OROVILLE – With the delivery of several roller presses to Oroville, it seems that Tim King’s dream of making canola oil is one step closer.

The presses arrived at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 1 at the old Oro HeavyPack Warehouse off 14th Street where they will be housed. The presses, weighing several tons each, were unloaded by a tall crane from a dual-trailered, semi-tractor under the watchful eye of King and those gathered to mark their arrival, including a documentary team from Tacoma-based T-Town Productions.

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New day spa opens in Oroville

OROVILLE – Leah Colbert has opened the Day Spa on Main at 1406 Main Street in Oroville in the former home of the Clothes Tree store. The day spa offers massage and nail services and opened Sept. 1.

Colbert, a lifetime resident of the Okanogan Valley, will offer several types of massage, including Swedish, geriatric, lymphatic and relaxation massage with a lighter touch. For the past nine years Colbert’s services, Massage by Leah, were offered at the PT Works in Tonasket.

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Conola press could bring jobs, spin-off industries

SPOKANE – Tim King is thinking of locating a canola oil press in Oroville to process some of the millions of tons of seeds produced in Canada each year.

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A diagram of the floor plan of The Melrose design of a ‘Green Built’ hotel.

Steve Morberg wants to build ‘green’ hotel in Oroville

OROVILLE – A group of people with diverse ideas is focusingtheir efforts in several areas in Oroville, including building a new hotel.Some of their plans can be seen on the Web site www.sustainableoroville.com.

While Oroville’s Chamber of Commerce regroups, folks fromboth sides of the mountains, have started the Web site which plays up thetown’s tourism, underutilized heavy haul corridor and railway link. They findOroville the perfect place for sustainable solutions that will bring jobs andbusiness opportunities.

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The crew at the Hornets Nest (L-R) Matt Sharpe, Alex Carranza, Scott Baugher and America Perez. Photo by Gary DeVon

Hornets Nest reopened under new ownership

OROVILLE – America and Luis Perez have reopened the Hornet’s Nest Restaurant on Main Street in Oroville.

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Kelly Schmidtbauer, shown here is a new veterinarian at the Alpine Veterinarian Clinic in Omak and has been since mid-April. Photo by Charlene Helm

New veterinarian at Alpine Clinic

OMAK – Kelly Schmidtbauer is the new veterinarian at the Alpine Veterinarian Clinic.

“I graduated from Western University of Health Services in May 2009 and moved up here from Whittier, Cali.,” Schmidtbauer said. “I wanted to work at a mixed animal practice in a rural setting, so I took the job here. I love the area. It’s a great town with great people. The job is great with a great staff. So far, so good.”

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