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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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Oroville looking for guidance on planning, Lake Osoyoos

Oroville is asking, “Do have an eye on the future?” If you do and have a couple of hours available for two meetings every month you may be able to help guide the future for city and Lake Osoyoos.

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Considering a project on or near the water?

OROVILLE – The City of Oroville is inviting people who are considering a project near or on the water to the Oroville City Hall Aug. 20 between 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to find out what kind of activity or development is allowed, and what permitting may be required.

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Tumbleweed Film Festival has ‘Best Fest’ Ever

OROVILLE – If the comments in the local restaurants and bars, as well as on social media are to believed, Oroville’s Tumbleweed Film Festival had one of its best years yet. This unique film festival shows short films from around the world. Now in its fifth year, attracted around 300 viewers over four nights and [...]

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Duck Race to raise money for pool

TONASKET – The committee working to rebuild the Tonasket Swimming Pool is sponsoring a Duck Race at History Park on Saturday, Aug. 23 at 3:30 p.m.

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