Oroville Council prepares for potential flooding

OROVILLE – The City of Oroville took steps to prepare for flooding by approving a plan to bring in sand to fill sandbags in case the Okanogan and Similkameen Rivers overflow their banks this spring.

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<p class=PhotoByline><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Swiss721BT-Bold'>Photoby Patty Spade Photography</span></p><b><span style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:Swiss721BT-Bold;color:black;'>Tonasket’sLew Rider is turning 100-years-old on Saturday,

Lew Rider’s 100th birthday party May 21

TONASKET – Lew Rider, turning 100-years-old, looks back on the events of his childhood and work years.

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<p class=MsoBodyText align=right style='text-align:right'><spanstyle='font-size:8.0pt;font-weight:normal'>Submittedphoto</span></p><p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-family:"Swiss 721"'>Joy and John Lawsonare this year’s May Festival Grand Marshals

John and Joy Lawson are May Festival Grand Marshals

OROVILLE – John and Joy Lawson have the honor of being this year’s May Festival Grand Marshals and will preside over the Grand Parade.

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<p class=MsoBodyText align=right style='text-align:right'><spanstyle='font-size:8.0pt;font-family:"Swiss 721";font-weight:normal'>Photo by Terry Mills</span></p><p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-family:"Swiss 721"'>Oroville MayFestival Queen Madison

The seventy-seventh annual Oroville May Festival this Saturday

OROVILLE – May Festival Queen Madison Hatch and Princesses Kelsey Hughes, Naomi Peters and Kylie Richardson invite everyone to celebrate the 77th Annual Oroville May Festival this weekend.

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In the article on the Oroville School Board in last week’s print edition we erroneously wrote that the school board tabled the decision on whether to reappoint Carl Iverson as next winter’s varsity high school basketball coach.

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‘Learn before you burn’ presentation informs locals on outdoor burning rule

TONASKET – A “Learn Before You Burn” presentation from the Washington State Department of Ecology informed attendees to the Green Okanogan Alternative Faire about outdoor burning rules and safety on Saturday, April 23.

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North Valley Hospital District doing well

TONASKET – One third of the way through 2011, North Valley Hospital District is doing well.

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Funding helps Okanogan Valley students study Tripod Fire effects

TONASKET – The U.S. Forest Service recently announced that it had awarded more than $122,300 to four Pacific Northwest national forests to support conservation education programs, including almost $11,000 for high school students in low-income areas of the Okanogan Valley studying the effects of the 2006 Tripod Fire.

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Green community approved by Tonasket City Council

TONASKET – Pleasant Glade, a green community, was approved by the Tonasket City Council during their regular meeting on Tuesday, April 26.

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<span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Worldwide;'>Photo by Jennifer Marshall</span><p class=PhotoCutline align=left style='text-align:left'>Jon Wyss, chairman ofthe Okanogan County Coalition for Property Rights, holds aloft a 500-pagedocument from Futu

Hearing testimony overwhelmingly against comp plan

OKANOGAN – For more than three years a new comprehensive plan has been in the works in Okanogan County, but vehement disapproval from residents has stymied the plan’s adoption.

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