Mayor Chuck Spieth presents a certificate of appreciation to Karen Monroe for her 30 years of service to Oroville. Monroe is the deputy city clerk. Photo by Gary DeVon

Ambulance ride-alongs debated at Oroville Council

OROVILLE – Having recently completed the EMT course, Chris Allen approached the Oroville Council and asked why he couldn’t participate in “ride-alongs” anymore.

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Members of Tonasket Elementary fourth grade teacher Scott Olson's class, including (l-r) Ruby Capote, Kevin Garcia, Enrique Long-Sandoval, Kyndall Rollins and Christina Torres, visited 105-year-old Lula Gardener to learn about what school was like 100 yea

A Taste of History: Lula Gardner

Lula Gardener, 105-years-old, shares school memories with TES 4th graders

TONASKET – The more things change, the more they seem to stay the same.
Though the world is a dramatically different place than it was 100 years ago, five students in Scott Olson’s fourth grade class found that the experience of attending school is in many ways similar to what it was in 1912.
And they got to find that out from someone who was there at the time as they paid a visit to 105-year-old Lula Gardener, who was a first grader at Horse Spring Coulee’s “Bungalow School” a century ago and attended there through the eighth grade.

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Cheyne Olney gets up close and personal with  his Round 2 partner on Saturday night. Olney  ended up as the Founder's Day Rodeo top  money-earner for the weekend. Brent Baker / staff photo

Tonasket Founders Day Rodeo

TONASKET – Colby Reily of Stratford, WA, claimed the 8th Annual Jeremy Ives Memorial Bullriding title at the Tonasket Founders Day Rodeo on June 1-2, as the only bullrider to score in the short go to conclude the competition.

Of the eight finalists, seven were thrown from their bulls before completing their ride. Reily’s 84 enabled him to jump to the forefront and claim the Jeremy Ives Memorial Beltbuckle and jacket, edging out Cheyne Olney of Toppenish.

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Architect addresses NVH board

TONASKET – NAC Archtecture was awarded the bid for design of the next phase of North Valley Hospital’s basement construction project. Lead architect Michael O’Malley was on hand for the Board of Commissioners’ Thursday, May 31 meeting to give a brief talk on the next phase of the project.

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Car show and Cruise-in June 16, Father’s Day Fly-in June 17

TONASKET – The 23rd annual North Country Car Club Show and Cruise-in will be Saturday, June 16, at the Tonasket Rodeo Grounds south of Tonasket.

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Molson Midsummer Festival June 16

MOLSON – The community of Molson is inviting everyone to come participate in their Midsummer Festival on Saturday, June 16, a summer fun day with something for everyone.

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Two resign from Oroville School Board

OROVILLE – As their first order of business, the Oroville School Board approved the resignation of Phil Barker and Christina Rise from their number.

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Garden, expeditionary pilot a ‘go’ for Tonasket

TONASKET – The Tonasket School Board approved the beginnings of a school garden and a pilot program to explore expeditionary learning at its Tuesday, May 29 board meeting.

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Public Works Board will extend Eastside Sewer loan

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County will get some relief from the state Public Works Board in paying back the loan they took to construct the Eastlake Sewer Project.

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Griffin steps down from Tonasket City Council

TONASKET – Citing personal circumstances that necessitate a move outside of the Tonasket city limits, Tonasket City Council member Julianna Griffin resigned from the council at the Tuesday, May 22, meeting, effective June 13.

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