Claire Jeffko elected as Mayor Pro Tem

TONASKET – City Council Member Claire Jeffko has been named Mayor Pro Tem for the next two years, replacing Jill Vugteveen who has served in that role since January 2014. A mayor pro tempore assumes mayoral duties in the event of a mayor’s absence.

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NVH board approves investment of revenue in new equipment

TONASKET – North Valley Hospital registered two patients over 103 years old in 2015, according to Jana Symonds in her year-end report at North Valley Hospital’s January 28 board meeting.

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Oroville School Board tackles discipline issues

OROVILLE – In an effort to get a handle on discipline, especially what to do with suspended students, the school board approved the hiring of a parapro for each building to give them an in-house option for improper behavior.

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North Valley Hospital looks closely at strengths, weaknesses

Mike Zwicker, CEO of North Valley Hospital, presented conclusions drawn from a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) analysis to the Board of Commissioner’s meeting January 14. The SWOT analysis was performed by members of NVH senior leadership, managers and one board member as part of NVH’s Strategic Planning and development of one-year, three-year and five-year goals.

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Oroville considering request for road change

OROVILLE – Councilman Jon Neal was selected to serve as Oroville’s Mayor Pro Tempore, should Mayor Chuck Spieth be unable to attend a city council meeting.

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Oroville (Wash.) School District Superintendent Steve Quick

Oroville School Supt. Quick tenders resignation

OROVILLE – Oroville School District Superintendent tendered his resignation to the school board last Thursday and announced he would be leaving the district at the end of this school year, June 30, 2016.

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Economic Roundtable to be held at Oroville Grange

OROVILLE – The economic downturn in the U.S. economy is hitting hard here in Oroville. Our Main Street is struggling from the lack of spendable Income in the hands of our people. Jobs are hard to find and often wages are not keeping pace with the cost of living. We need local solutions from local people. To facilitate this process the Oroville Grange is hosting and Economic Round Table at the Grange 622 Fir St. Oroville on Saturday, Jan. 30.

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Tonasket Chamber of Commerce Banquet

TONASKET – The Tonasket Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet and Auction is this Thursday, Jan. 21 at the Community Cultural Center at 411 Western Ave.

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Strapped for cash, Tonasket declines Stormwater plan

TONASKET – Tonasket City Council members hit a deadline for approving or declining a standard loan of $27,500 along with a forgivable loan for the same amount from the Washington State Department of Ecology for a Storm-water Facility Plan.

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Hughes’ Department Store not closing

OROVILLE – One of Oroville’s largest retailers, Hughes’ Department Store, will remain open despite nearly closing due to falling sales says owner Jack Hughes.

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