OROVILLE – An Oktoberfest celebration with local wineries and entertainment will be held on Main Street in Oroville this Saturday, Oct. 16 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This week we report on the candidate’s forum held inOkanogan on Wednesday, Oct. 6 and what the candidates for the Okanogan CountyCourt Commissioner, Sheriff, Clerk, Treasurer and District Court Judge had tosay. G.A.D.
OKANOGAN – Candidates for Okanogan County offices met at thePUD Auditorium in Okanogan to explain why they should get your vote in theupcoming General Election.
The candidates tookquestions from a panel made up of Jon Weis, president of the Okanogan CountyFarm Bureau; Karl Sloan, Okanogan County Prosecutor and Marcy Stamper, reporterfor the Methow Valley News. In addition, the panel asked questions taken fromthe audience, as well as online.
TONASKET – Fourteen years ago, Aristeo Maldonado fulfilled his lifetime dream of owning an orchard when he bought 40 acres off of Highway 7 just north of Tonasket.
“I grew up in the fields of Mexico and here I fulfilled my dreams,” he said. “We had two options: we could go back to Mexico or stay in the United States. My wife and children preferred to stay here and go to college. Evelia, my wife, saw an ad in the paper and we found out the government was giving credit to new farmers. I went to the bank and got the warrant from the USDA and we bought the orchard.”
TONASKET – The Tonasket High School band and Tonasket Music Boosters have begun the fundraising process to raise $35,000 for the band to travel to Disneyland this spring.
OROVILLE – The Oroville Booster Club raised just under $10,000 at their annual auction held at the American Legion Post #84 last Saturday evening.
WENATCHEE – The Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune was recognized by the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association with a third place General Excellence Award at their annual convention, held this year in Wenatchee.
TONASKET – As of Friday, Oct. 1, the total amount due in warrants the North Valley Hospital District owes to Okanogan County was below the goal of $2.871 million.
OKANOGAN – The Oroville area, which had the most new construction in Okanogan County last year, was overtaken by the Methow Valley which regained its crown after the assessor’s office recently completed their annual inspection.
OROVILLE – Okanogan Borderlands Historical Society is celebrating a fantastic museum and visitor information season, according to Kay Sibley, president of the organization.
TONASKET – The Tonasket School Board is anticipating more cuts in their budget from the state after a six percent cut was already enacted.