TONASKET – Three years ago, Jim Neal, Jr. was paralyzed in a local farming accident and next week a benefit auction will be held at the Tonasket Saloon to raise money for him.
OROVILLE – New Oroville Postmaster Dwight Grimmer quietly arrived in Oroville in mid-September, marking the first change in the leadership in the top spot at the P.O. for more than 25 years.
NORTH COUNTY – For anyone with nowhere to go or without the ability to cook a Thanksgiving dinner, free dinners are being offered in Tonasket and Oroville on Thursday, Nov. 26.
TONASKET – The Tonasket High School Veterans’ Assembly on Tuesday, Nov. 10 honored past and current veterans for making the United States the ‘land of the free because of the brave.’
The assembly featured musical performances by Michelle Timmerman on the piano and Jessica Rhoads singing “A Single Point of Light” as well as the THS choir singing “America the Beautiful” and “Bridge Over Troubled Water” and a performance by the THS Drumline.
Before the assembly, a poem contest was held and the winning poems were read during the assembly. The winners were Lee Leavell, whose poem was read by Ashlyn Salzman, Charity Blaney, Dakota Fry and Rebecca Shaub.
OROVILLE – Washington State Representative Joel Kretz (R-7th District) believes Okanogan County’s new Comprehensive Plan, in its current form, is too restrictive of people’s property rights.
OKANOGAN – The Okanogan County Health Department confirms the first H1N1 flu-related death in the county occurred in earlier this month.
OKANOGAN – The trials of four people suspected in the death of a pregnant Oroville woman have been continued until next year.
OROVILLE – Okanogan County has received a federal grant $106,000 grant for the development of the trailhead at Oroville for the Similkameen Connector Trail.
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.
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.