TONASKET – A Spokane County Sheriff’s Office bomb disposal unit destroyed a pipe bomb found at the edge of Fancher Dam Reservoir, eight miles northeast of Tonasket last Thursday.
OROVILLE – ‘Simple Enchantment’ is the theme of this weekend’s May Festival, Oroville’s premiere community event, celebrating its 78th year.
TONASKET – The Okanogan Tourism Council will be hosting a tourism and training workshop in Pateros on May 17 that will focus on helping local businesses to build on their strengths.
OROVILLE – After 78 years the Prince family sold Prince’s Department Store, Ace Hardware and the warehouse business to Jack and Mary Hughes. On Saturday, May 5 the couple plan a Grand Reopening with special prices, giveaways and activities for the whole family.
TONASKET – Sewage tends to be a stinky subject, even when it’s being discussed in the City Council chambers.
OROVILLE – Phil Barker said he will resign from the Oroville School Board at their next meeting, scheduled for Monday, May 29.
- KILLEEN, TEXAS – It would take three days for the U.S. Army to get him home to Texas from Fort Polk, a U.S. Army training post in Louisiana.
- A war was on, and Sgt. Adam Brazil could only sit, wait, wonder, pray, worry.
OROVILLE – The Meyers twins, better known locally as Dee Paterson and Doris Reynolds, have been selected to be this year’s grand marshals for May Festival.
“We were shocked when the girls told us… we are really proud that they asked us,” said Doris and Dee about the news they were chosen.
A common sight around Oroville, the twins belong to several volunteer organizations, including the American Legion Auxiliary, the Oroville Grange, Royal Neighbors and Rebeccas, as well as being very involved in the United Methodist Church.
“We feel when you volunteer it makes for a better place,” said Dee.
TONASKET – As part of its weekend-long Earth Day celebration, the Community Cultural Center of Tonasket arranged a tour of Bob and Jane Thompson’s home.
Of course, this isn’t your grandfather’s log cabin we’re talking about.
The Thompsons built Okanogan County’s first underground home from 1980-84 while simultaneously working their wood stove business, Wizard Works.
TONASKET – The Okanogan County Tourism Council will hold its next quarterly membership meeting on Thursday, May 10 at the Community Cultural Center in Tonasket starting at 6 p.m. for a short social time.