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Sidewalk pavers racing against winter weather

OROVILLE – The Oroville Pedestrian Project was supposed to be completed this summer, but it looks like time may be running out this year as winter weather fast approaches.

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Richard Rise, President of OCHS, presents Claire Rise with the Pioneer of the Year award as Mary Louise Loe, president of the Molson Museum looks on.

Clair Rowton Rise named 2009 Pioneer of the Year

OKANOGAN – At the annual membership meeting of the Okanogan County Historical Society, Oct. 24, Claire Rowton Rise of Oroville was awarded the Pioneer of the Year plaque.

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Construction on new hospital addition coming along

TONASKET – Construction on the new hospital addition is coming along, as was reported during the North Valley Hospital board’s meeting on Thursday, Oct. 29.

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Tonasket City Council still considering four way stop at 4th and Whitcomb

TONASKET – The city council is still considering placing a four-way stop at the intersection of Fourth and Whitcomb after a Department of Transportation representative attended their meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 27.

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School districts to community: if you’re sick, stay at home

TONASKET – The Tonasket School District Board of Directors announced they will run a levy on April 27, 2010 during their board meeting on Monday, Oct. 26.

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Deer problem replaced by coyote problem at airport

OROVILLE – As the city council voted to approve the final bills for the airport improvement project, which included a fence around the facility, they also heard the deer problem has been replaced by a less hazardous coyote problem.

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Resignation opens door for write-in candidates for Oroville School Board

NORTH COUNTY – In addition to a $7 million hospital bond issue, voters are being asked to decide who will be Tonasket’s next mayor and who will sit in an Oroville School Director’s position after the incumbent was forced to drop out of the race.

The ballots for the upcoming general election are due on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

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School board agrees to widen search for new Oroville superintendent

OROVILLE – After a public backlash over a decision to search for a new superintendent from within the district, the Oroville school board agreed to expand the search to a wider range of candidates.

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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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