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The Ayers family queens: In the middle is Taylor Ayers, the newly crowned 2010 Miss Tonasket Rodeo Queen. On Taylor's right is her cousin Stacy (Ayers) Bayless, the 1991 queen and her grandmother Barb Ayers, the 1965 queen. On Taylor's left are her cousin

Taylor Ayers third generation Miss Tonasket Rodeo Queen

TONASKET – Taylor Ayers became the third generation of Ayers women to be crowned Miss Tonasket Rodeo Queen during the coronation ceremony at the Tonasket Eagles on Saturday, Oct. 17.

The ceremony, led by Mike Stansbury, was the culmination of the Miss Tonasket Rodeo Queen competition which started at 10 a.m. Saturday with the horsemanship competition. Personal interviews with each contestant were done on Saturday evening and the coronation began at 7 p.m.

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Oroville's Sterling Savings Bank, one of two branches of the bank in Okanogan County. The Spokane-based bank has entered into an agreement with federal regulators over increased debts, however the day-to-day operation of branches is expected to be unaffec

Fed’s ‘cease and desist’ agreement with Sterling won’t affect branches

SPOKANE – Sterling Savings Bank, with local branches in Oroville and Brewster, has agreed to a “cease and desist” order from the federal agency that insures depositors.

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Oroville Chamber to sponsor business Halloween Costume and Decoration conte

OROVILLE – Oroville’s Chamber of Commerce is inviting businesses to decorate, and encourage their employees to dress up, again this year for Halloween.

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North Valley Hospital hoping to pass $7.5 million bond issue in Nov. 3 elec

TONASKET – In order to completely finish the hospital addition, North Valley Hospital District is hoping to pass a $7.5 million bond issue in the Nov. 3 election.

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Queen candidates (L-R) Taylor Ayers, Megan Kelly and Jerian Ashley.

Seventy-fifth Founders Day Rodeo Queen Coronation on Saturday

TONASKET – The 75th Tonasket Founders Day Rodeo Queen Coronation will be on Saturday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Tonasket Eagles.

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Patrick Plumb

Plumb wants to work on future today as Tonasket mayor

TONASKET – Patrick Plumb, one of the mayoral candidates, wants to work on the future today if he becomes Tonasket mayor.

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Joyce Fancher

Fancher wants to do what she can for Tonasket as mayor

TONASKET – Joyce Fancher, one of two mayoral candidates, wants to do what she can do for the City of Tonasket if she becomes mayor.

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New assisted living facility planned for Oroville

OROVILLE – Cheryl Lewis with the Oroville Housing Authority discussed that agency’s plans to construct a 24-unit assisted living facility near their migrant camp off Sawtell Road.

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Oroville City Council discusses State Park

OROVILLE – Oroville is in line to get Veteran’s Memorial State Park, however, the Colville Confederated Tribes has filed suit against the state for its method of determining the criteria for the transfer.

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New Tonasket teachers (L-R) Amy Cheeseman and Lisa Spear

New teachers in Tonasket School District feel welcome

TONASKET – The new teachers in the Tonasket School District say they feel welcomed by the community since school started.

“The Tonasket School District has been wonderful,” Amy Cheeseman, part-time third grade teacher, part-time reading intervention instructor at Tonasket Elementary School, said. “From day one I have felt welcomed, supported and encouraged. It is comforting to be working in such a close knit community.”

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