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New annexation proposal made to Oroville City Council

OROVILLE – David Taber Sr. appeared before the Oroville City Council to request that 2.1 acres east of Highway 97 on the south end of town be annexed into the city.

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Eagle Canyon development proposal draws controversy among neighbors

OKANOGAN – The State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) appeal hearing for the Eagle Canyon Long Plat 2008-8 will be on Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. in the Commissioner’s Board Room.

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Residents of Tonasket and the surrounding area enjoying the Tonasket Kiwanis 25th Annual Ground Hog Dinner on Saturday, Feb. 7, in the Tonasket High School Commons. Kiwanis Treasurer Jack Gavin said about 326 meals were served. The money raised goes to fu

Raising Money for Tonasket Youth

Residents of Tonasket and the surrounding area enjoying the Tonasket Kiwanis 25th Annual Ground Hog Dinner on Saturday, Feb. 7, in the Tonasket High School Commons. Kiwanis Treasurer Jack Gavin said about 326 meals were served. The money raised goes to fu

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Tonasket School District recognized for outstanding bus maintenance

TONASKET – At the school board meeting on Monday, Jan. 26, Superintendent Randy Hauff announced that the Tonasket School District had been recognized for their outstanding bus maintenance.

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Oroville School Board selects 2009 officers

OROVILLE – Tedi Fletcher was selected as the new chairwoman for the Oroville School Board at the directors’ meeting Monday, Jan. 26.

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Tonasket will raise water and sewer rates

TONASKET – The city council decided on a 2.5 percent rate increase for a water and sewer ordinance at their meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 27.

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Survey shows no state-owned lands in Henry Kniss Park

OROVILLE – A recent survey to determine what parts of Henry Kniss Riverfront Park were owned by the state revealed that little if any of the Oroville park was outside of city ownership.

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Sully’s, a Loomis landmark, destroyed by fire

LOOMIS – Sully’s Café burned down on Thursday, Jan. 22.

“The café caught fire in the early morning and the emergency calls were made about five minutes before 6 a.m.,” Chris Elder, café owner, said. She added that Jerry Ogle, who owns the Loomis Kwik Stop, called in the fire.

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Three young ladies, all juniors at Oroville High School, participated in May Festival Royalty Selection Night at the Oroville High School Commons. The 2009 May Festival Royalty are (L-R) Princess Rachel Peters, Princess Serena Carper and Queen Kayla McKin

Kayla McKinney selected 2009 May Festival Queen

OROVILLE – Kayla McKinney has been chosen to represent Oroville as this year’s May Festival Queen. She will be accompanied by Princesses Rachel Peterson and Serena Carper.

“Being chosen as queen is definitely a great honor. I am very happy and excited for the upcoming May Festival,” said Queen Kayla.

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Hilary Blackler was named "Citizen of the Year' at the Chamber of Commerce Banquet. She received the award not only for co-chairing the Oroville Centennial Park Project, but for the many things she does to beautify the community.

Hilary Blackler named ‘Citizen of the Year’

OROVILLE – Recognizing her talents and long history of working to make Oroville beautiful, Hilary Blackler was named as this year’s “Citizen of the Year” at the Oroville Chamber of Commerce Officer Installation and Awards Banquet Saturday evening, Jan. 24.

In presenting the award, Blackler was described as possibly the greatest secret weapon this community has ever had. She was applauded for her talent in design and for continuing to add to the beauty the community every day.

Blackler has been an enthusiastic member of the Oroville Streetscape Committee since its beginning in 1996, a natural for her because she was one of the founders of PIRO, People Interested in Revitalizing Oroville, a beautification group active in the 1970s.

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