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Property rights meeting draws big crowd to Agriplex

OKANOGAN – The first Coalition for Property Rights meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 3 was successful, with 850 people from Okanogan County in attendance in the Fairgrounds Agriplex.

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Patrick Plum will be Tonasket’s new mayor

TONASKET – With no more votes to count, it appears former Tonasket Councilman Patrick Plumb will now step into the mayor’s position.

According to Monday’s unofficial vote count, Plumb received 190 votes, or 56 percent of the votes cast in the Tuesday, Nov. 3 general election. His opponent, Joyce Fancher, a sitting councilwoman, received 150, or 43.73 percent of the vote.

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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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