OROVILLE – Superintendent Steve Quick told the Oroville School Board he had met with the pre-bond facilities committee and they were working towards a “solid” plan to finance improvements to the district’s buildings.
OKANOGAN – Among other things, the Nov. 8 general election will determine who will sit on the Oroville School Board, the new or the old, as four current board members face challengers on the ballot.
INDIANAPOLIS – The Tonasket FFA team’s state championship last May was only the beginning.
Six Tonasket High School students – five of whom graduated in June – proved they could compete with anyone in the nation Oct. 19-22 as they took national runner-up honors in the Parliamentary Procedure competition at the 84th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis.
“I can’t say I was planning on going to Indianapolis and nearly winning a national championship,” said Tonasket FFA coach Matt Deebach. “This is the first team I’ve been able to take back there. This is like dream-time stuff.”
TONASKET – Revenues aren’t coming into Tonasket’s coffers as quickly as anticipated, but overall revenue should be about the same as last year.
TONASKET – The Tonasket School Board continued the process of updating its policies at its Monday, Oct. 10 board meeting, taking the next step its year-long project.
OKANOGAN – Okanogan County Treasurer Leah McCormack is reminding taxpayers that the last half of their Okanogan County property taxes and their irrigation assessments are due by Oct. 31.
OROVILLE – Haunted Houses and Haunted Hayrides, a Halloween Carnival and a Halloween Party, are all planned before and during the upcoming holiday in Oroville and Tonasket.
TONASKET – The 2012 Miss Tonasket Founders’ Day Rodeo Queen competition may well have come down to one, final impromptu question.
When asked whether or not it was more important for a rodeo queen to arrive on time or looking nice at an event, Cortney Ingle had the perfect answer.
“Well, in my opinion,” she replied, “if you’re on time, you had everything planned so you would be looking nice.”
TONASKET – After a nationwide search and a lengthy interview process, the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune has chosen Brent Baker, someone already living right in the community, to cover the Tonasket beat.
TONASKET – The Tonasket School Board is continuing to review their board policies with the goal of having them all updated by the end of the school year.