NVH still struggling with warrants

TONASKET – As of the board meeting on Thursday, March 10, the North Valley Hospital District was still struggling with their warrants, being nearly $240,000 shy of their next payment to the county.

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Tonasket Spring Clean-Up April 11-22

TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council approved the annual Spring Clean-Up dates to be set as Monday, April 11 through Friday, April 22 during their regular meeting on Tuesday, March 8.

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Sydney Thorndike and Phoebe Poynter took second and first place, respectively, in the Okanogan County Spelling Bee. They will go on to compete in the regional spelling bee in Wenatchee. OES photo

Six Oroville Elementary Students compete at county spelling bee

OMAK – “Proud. P-r-o-u-d. Proud. That’s how we feel about the six youngsters from Oroville Elementary School who competed in the Okanogan County Spelling Bee (in Omak) on Thursday, Feb. 24,” said Gary Pringle, Oroville Elementary School Principal.

Six spellers from Okanogan County schools in grades four through six will be going on to the regional competition in Wenatchee next month. Two of those six will be from Oroville – sixth-grader Phoebe Poynter, the Oroville Elementary School champion, finished first in the sixth- grade bee and fifth-grader Sydney Thorndike finished second in her bee. Poynter’s winning word was “foyer.”

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County residents divided on what comprehensive plan should look like

OROVILLE – Okanogan County Commissioners took testimony on the Comprehensive Plan in a hearing held in Oroville Tuesday, March 1.

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Oroville will review Emergency Management Plan

OROVILLE – Scott Miller, director of the Okanogan County Department of Emergency Management, presented the Oroville City Council with a Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan at their Tuesday, March 1 meeting.

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Not much remains of the fifth-wheel camper trailer in which Wayne Cumbo perished last Saturday in Oroville at his father’s property on the corner of Chesaw and Sawtells roads. Photo by Gary DeVon

Oroville man perishes in fatal camper trailer fire

OROVILLE – A fire last Saturday night on Sawtells Road claimed the life of 55-year-old Wayne Cumbo who had been in a camper trailer on his father’s property.

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Historical Society proposes new building behind depot

OROVILLE – Kay Sibley, director of the Okanogan Borderlands Historical Society, presented a proposal to the council about constructing a new building behind the Depot Museum to be used for additional exhibit and storage space.

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The Northwest Ice Fishing Festival was held on Sidley Lake last Saturday. Although the fish weren’t biting most of the 96 registered anglers in the contest said they had a good time trying to coax a rainbow on to their line under sunny skies. Photo by G

NW Ice Fishing Festival attracts 96 anglers

MOLSON – Despite recent reports of catches on Sidley and Molson lakes, none of the 96 anglers registered for last Saturday’s NW Ice Fishing Festival were able to land the big one – or even a little one.

There were 74 adults and 22 youths who registered for the contest on Sidley Lake, according to Robin Stice, who organized the annual event for the Oroville Chamber of Commerce.

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Spay and neuter your pets

OROVILLE – Dot Shank from Okanogan County Animal Foster Care and OK Snip spoke with members of the Oroville Chamber of Commerce about the value in having pets spayed and neutered.

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Honor and Remember Flag

Rep. Short’s ‘Honor and Remember Flag’ legislation for fallen soldiers pass

Legislation requesting Congress adopt an “Honor and Remember Flag” for fallen United States Armed Forces members passed the Washington State House of Representatives unanimously this week. Rep. Shelly Short, R-Addy, sponsored the measure at the behest of several constituents from her 7th Legislative District.

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