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Duck race nets nearly $2500

TONASKET – It’s just a drop of water in a very big pool, but it all helps.

The Tonasket Pool Committee’s rubber duck race – a fundraiser for the Tonasket swimming pool project that likely will cost around $2 million – brought in $2,465.

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A promise fulfilled: Thorntons receive Five Star Banner

CASHMERE – It was World War II and an Oroville family had five children who stepped up to serve in the U.S. Armed Services – this month they received the Five Star Banner promised to those brave siblings’ mother, nearly 70 years ago.

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Tonasket hires new police officer

TONASKET – The Tonasket Police Department has is has returned to its full complement of officers with the hiring of Matthew Beard, reported Police Chief Rob Burks at the Tuesday, Aug. 12, meeting of the Tonasket City Council.

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Tonasket Demo Derby returns Sunday, Aug. 31

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.”

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Helen Casey: ‘Not closing nursing home’

TONASKET – North Valley Hospital Board of Commissioners Chair Helen Casey sought to quell rumors that the district’s Long Term Care facility was being targeted for closure, stating unequivocally at the Thursday, Aug. 14, board meeting that that was not something that was on the table.

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Tonasket Water Ranch construction gets go-ahead

TONASKET – The Tonasket Water Ranch spray park will begin to appear at Chief Tonasket Park in earnest on Sept. 8 after much of the summer was spent working permitting issues for water drainage.

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Lois Rice fills vacant council seat

TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council appointed Lois Rice to fill the vacant council seat opened by Jean Ramsey’s resignation in June.

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Full circle

Viet Nam vet returns to village where he fought, was wounded TONASKET – Talk about a stranger in a strange land. John Jones, along with his wife River and his Cambodian interpreter (and self-proclaimed body guard) arrived in Memae Village last spring. Near the Cambodia/Viet Nam border, the area is so remote that the sight [...]

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JoAnn Denney will be new Oroville City Clerk

OROVILLE – Councilman Walt Hart, serving as mayor pro tem, announced that JoAnn Denney will be Oroville’s new city clerk/treasurer following the retirement of Kathy Jones at the end of October.

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Oroville Class of ’79 reunion

OROVILLE – The Oroville High School Class of 1979 is kicking off their 35th Class Reunion this coming weekend. On Friday, Aug. 15 they are inviting fellow Alumni (21 and over) to celebrate with a no host event starting at Alpine Brewery at 7 p.m. and then around 9 p.m. heading to the Pastime Bar & Grill…

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