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‘Okanogan’ Smith’s burial plot located

SEATTLE – Two years after his death and burial, Hiram “Okanogan” Smith’s mortal remains were disinterred, moved, and lost, until recently.
Oroville researcher Dorothy Petry, working with Seattle’s Lake View Cemetery’s Julie Lundquist, believes Smith’s burial plot has been found.

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Tonasket Middle Schoolers continue pool effort

TONASKET – Tonasket Middle School students are continuing their efforts to raise funds for the city swimming pool, this time by encouraging area residents to vote for the pool project as part of a Coca Cola contest. According to middle school ASB advisor Chasitie Cork, one can participate in the program through this link. Starting [...]

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Slideshow | Tonasket Rodeo opens

The Tonasket Founders Day Rodeo opened Friday, May 31, at the Tonasket Rodeo Grounds. Check out the slideshow of the first night of rodeo action. Saturday will not only include the second day of the rodeo, but the annual parade, fun run, and much more.  

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Five VISTA positions open at Tonasket this summer

The VISTA program, a companion program to AmeriCorps, has five positions open in the Tonasket School District this summer, according to VISTA coordinator Bob Ashmore.

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Slideshow | A Legacy for all time

TONASKET – The U. S. Armed Forces Legacy site was dedicated Saturday, May 18, 2013, coinciding with Armed Forces Day. The dedication included a parade through Tonasket and a ceremony at the Legacy site, highlighted by speeches by Captain Alan Walker (U.S. Coast Guard) and Lieutenant Commander Allen Willey (U.S. Navy Civil Engineers). More details [...]

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79th Oroville May Festival this Saturday

OROVILLE – “Paradise in the Valley” is the theme for this year’s Oroville May Festival which pays tribute to Oroville’s location and Lake Osoyoos.

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Big splash, big party

TONASKET – A sun-kissed spring afternoon, a common cause for the community to rally around, and the seemingly bottomless pool of ingenuity offered by Linda Black and her team of energetic volunteers turned the Big Splash BBQ into a memorable day in Tonasket. The community party, which drew around 500 people to Founders Day Park, [...]

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Arnie Marchand invites you to take ‘A Three Nation Reading Vacation’

OROVILLE – Arnie Marchand has put together a collection of stories he has heard from the Okanogan Country in “The Way I Heard It: A Three Nation Reading Vacation,” a new book recently published by Xlibris books.

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School garden, Water Ranch to highlight Tuesday’s Tonasket Chamber meeting

TONASKET – At the next Tonasket Chamber of Commerce meeting Tuesday, April 9, at 12:00 p.m. at Whistler’s,Maggie Gruszka, Tonasket’s Americorp volunteer, will talk about the Tonasket School Garden and the recycling and composting programs the school is attempting to implement. Also to be discussed: networking our local businesses and our newest old business; and [...]

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Slideshow | Fit for the queens

A slideshow of the queens’ project that transformed the Tonasket Rodeo Grounds grandstands. TONASKET – It was an intricate plot several years in the making. And while spending several long days at the Tonasket Rodeo Grounds without horses, pageantry, or even makeup was a different gig for Breanna Howell and Karlie Henneman, seeing the fruits [...]

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