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Commissioners deny hospital consolidation is their goal

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County Commissioners are not angling to consolidate the county’s three hospitals, they assured a North County-heavy audience at a session called by Commissioner Sheilah Kennedy on Wednesday, April 30.

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Take a ‘Walk on the Wild Side’ this May Fest

OROVILLE – “Walk on the Wild Side” is the theme for this year’s Oroville May Festival which marks the 80th Anniversary of the Oroville’s premier annual event.

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Thirty-first Annual Mother’s Day Walk for Peace

OROVILLE – On Sunday May 11, Mother’s Day, citizens, mothers, families, friends and peace makers from Washington state and British Columbia, will meet at the Oroville/Osoyoos International Border to share our truths, songs and messages of Peace and Justice from 2 – 4 p.m. at this annual event. U.S.

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Wilbur Hallauer

Memorial: Web Hallauer

Life celebration for Web Hallauer from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 25th at Oroville’s Lake Osoyoos Veterans Memorial Park.

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Tonasket grapples with leak charges

TONASKET – The council engaged in a lengthy discussion on how to handle bills for properties that had water leaks that technically are the payer’s responsibility but may have extenuating circumstances involved. A water leak that occurs on the “house” side of the water meter is the homeowner’s (or renter’s) responsibility, while those on the “street” side are the city’s.

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Clayton & Joyce Emry are May Festival Grand Marshals

OROVILLE – Clayton and Joyce “Boots” Emry have been selected as this year’s May Festival Grand Marshals – a year when Oroville’s special event marks its 80th Anniversary.

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Editorial Gary Mug

May Festival nearly upon us

I just got through interviewing Clayton and Boots Emry, this year’s May Festival Grand Marshals. Like many people of a certain age group, and it’s a big group – it will always be May Day, not May Festival. But that’s OK, no matter what you call it with May Festival at our doorstep can the rest of the spring and summertime activities be far behind?

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DOT officials visit Tonasket council

TONASKET – Two Washington Department of Transportation officials visited the Tonasket City Council during its Tuesday, April 8, meeting. While much of the talk concerned controversial topics such as the oft-discussed Heavy Haul Corridor proposal and the US-97 chip seal project that is getting underway. Local Programs Engineer Paul Mahre and Project Engineer Kirk Berg seemed to have more commonalities than differences with the council and mayor, who have been critical of work and plans for US-97 through town that they feel don’t address the city’s actual needs.

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Oroville Council updated on blues festival

OROVILLE – Vicki Hinze was on hand at the Tuesday, April 15 Oroville City Council meeting to report on progress regarding the upcoming Rally at the Border Blues Fest scheduled for Saturday, May 17.

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Kylee Davis 2014 May Festival Queen

OROVILLE – This year Kylee Davis, daughter of Ray and Nina Davis, will be crowned Oroville’s May Festival Queen. She will serve with fellow OHS junior Bethany Roley, daughter of Ross and Nysa Roley as May Festival Princess.

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