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.
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.
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.
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.
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for the airport improvement project, which included a fence around the facility, they also heard the deer problem has been replaced by a less hazardous coyote problem.
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.
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.
TONASKET – Taylor Ayers became the third generation of Ayers women to be crowned Miss Tonasket Rodeo Queen during the coronation ceremony at the Tonasket Eagles on Saturday, Oct. 17.
The ceremony, led by Mike Stansbury, was the culmination of the Miss Tonasket Rodeo Queen competition which started at 10 a.m. Saturday with the horsemanship competition. Personal interviews with each contestant were done on Saturday evening and the coronation began at 7 p.m.
SPOKANE – Sterling Savings Bank, with local branches in Oroville and Brewster, has agreed to a “cease and desist” order from the federal agency that insures depositors.
OROVILLE – Oroville’s Chamber of Commerce is inviting businesses to decorate, and encourage their employees to dress up, again this year for Halloween.