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Tonasket's Cierra Williams (shown performing at a high school event last month) will be one of 15 finalists vying for top honors on Saturday at the Nashville Country Star state finals at the Omak PAC. Photo by Brent Baker

Cierra Williams shoots for Nashville Star prize

TONASKET – It’s a fortunate person who can turn their passion into their profession.

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STP grant for Cherry and Central Street paving

OROVILLE – Oroville will receive over $400,000 from the Federal Highway Administration to improve Central and Cherry Streets.

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Oroville keeps moratorium on pot dispensaries, co-op grows

OROVILLE – The state might say it’s legal, but as far as the feds are concerned marijuana, medical or otherwise, is still verboten.

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New NVH program provides low-cost health services

NVH program provides low-cost health services

TONASKET – The staff and board of directors of the North Valley Hospital District have long sought a way to provide service to patients that would reduce health care costs for the hospital and patients alike.

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Lisa Lindsay capturing an ill red-tailed hawk.

OWL offers animal rehabilitation, education

OROVILLE – Lisa Lindsay has started a wildlife education and rehabilitation center in Oroville she calls the Okanogan Wildlife League.

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Concern expressed to board over coach’s resignation

TONASKET – Teresa Hawkins expressed her concern over the resignation of varsity basketball coach Glenn Braman during the public comment portion of the Tonasket School Board meeting on Monday, March 12.

Hawkins, wife of longtime varsity football coach Jay Hawkins, said she was concerned that the direction of the school district concerning its coaches was taking an ugly turn.

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Tonasket City Council updates on projects

TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council provided updates on a number of civic projects that are progressing through their planning stages at the Tuesday, March 13, council meeting.

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Oroville High School Annual photo of Frank Motta in his first job as a principal at Oroville High School.

Former Oroville Principal Frank Motta killed

SPOKANE – Former Oroville High School Principal Frank Motta died from injuries sustained while trying to help a neighbor whose Spokane area home had been overrun by a teenage party.

Apparently Motta was asked to keep an eye on the house by his neighbor and on Saturday, March 10 when he saw there was a party going on he called the neighbor who was out of town. She gave him the security code to the garage door and called 911. Motta then went to try and break up the party.

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Health and Spirituality Faire March 17

TONASKET – The Community Cultural Center of Tonasket and Little Shop of Yoga present the 2nd Annual Health and Spirituality Faire on Saturday, March 17.

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North Valley Hospital District requests input

TONASKET The North Valley Hospital District sent out 2,000 surveys to households in the district last week to solicit community input on health care needs in the district.

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