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Community members from both sides of the border gathered for a group photo commemorating the 2012 "Join Me on the Bridge" event held at the Oroville/Osoyoos Port of Entry last Thursday afternoon. Photos by Gary DeVon

Join Me on The Bridge

US PORT OF ENTRY – On March 8, International Women’s Day, a group of enthusiastic and hardy community members gathered at the US/Canada border to honor women survivors of war and to stand for peace.

Live music, magical belly-dancing, poetry and a poignant speech created a memorable event for everyone there. Kezia Wills, a local community member and mother, spoke to the cause for the occasion.

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Principal Cravy, Coach Braman resign

TONASKET – Resignations by Tonasket Elementary School principal Jeff Cravy and high school varsity basketball coach Glenn Braman were accepted by the Tonasket School Board at its meeting on Monday, March 12.

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Oroville Chamber learns about saving energy, money

OROVILLE – David Boyd told Oroville Chamber of Commerce members that they may be eligible for grants and utility incentives to replace old equipment, reduce energy costs and even generate power on-site.

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Adult softball league looking for teams

OROVILLE – Spring marks the return of adult slow pitch softball and for the second year in a row a league is forming in north county.

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Tonasket Chamber unlikely to pursue long-term tenancy at RV Park

TONASKET – Tonasket Chamber of Commerce president Dale Crandall said at the Tuesday, Feb. 28 chamber meeting that after examining options for the future of the Tonasket RV Park, attempting to make it legal for tenants to stay for longer than a month at a time would be inadvisable.

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Presentation on rural energy program at Oroville Chamber

OROVILLE – The feature presenter at this month’s Oroville Chamber of Commerce meeting will be Dave Boyd, project coordinator for the Rural Energy for America Program.

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Prosecutor Karl Sloan seeks election to Superior Court bench

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County Prosecutor Karl Sloan announced he will be seeking election to the Okanogan County Superior Court bench.

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Tonasket City Council raises privacy concern

TONASKET – Tonasket City Councilman Scott Olson has concerns about video surveillance being used in town without a policy in place. And while his motion at the council meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 29, to curtail the use of such surveillance until a policy is written failed, he hopes his point was made.

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Troupe Masarrat dancing at "Join Me at the Bridge" in 2010.

March 8 event honors women survivors of war

OROVILLE – On Thursday, March 8th, at 3 p.m., community members from the United States and Canada will meet at the Canada/U.S. border crossing on the Oroville side, to help create a peace banner representing our two cities and our two countries.

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North Valley Hospital Director of Ancillary Services Noreen Olma shows of the hospital's new portable ultrasound unit at the NVH board of commissioners' meeting on Thursday, Feb. 23. photo by Brent Baker

NVH soon to roll out ACEs program

TONASKET – North Valley Hospital is entering the final stages of preparations to roll out its Affordable Clinic Exam (ACEs) program beginning in April, said NVH Patient Financial Services Manager Jana Symonds at the Thursday, Feb. 23, district board meeting.

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