Kites will fly high at Bud Clark Ball Fields

OROVILLE – One of Oroville’s newest traditions, Kite Day, will take place at Bud Clark Ball Fields on Saturday, April 10 from 10 a.m. to noon.

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Regional Bio-Energy Workshop April 23

OKANOGAN – Mark your calendars! Washington State University Colville Reservation-Ferry County Extension will be hosting a Regional Bio-Energy Workshop at the CCT Energy Department Headquarters at the old Armory in Okanogan on Friday, April 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., call (509) 634-2304 to register.

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Founders Day planning under way

TONASKET – The Tonasket Founders Day Committee is hard at work planning this year’s parade and activities.

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The inside of the Wauconda Cafe' and Spaghetti Saloon which, along with the Wauconda General Store, the U.S. Post Office, a four bedroom house, a 100-year-old homestead log cabin which has been converted to a garage/workshop, a gas station and four acres

Wauconda still for sale after eBay auction

WAUCONDA – The eBay auction for Wauconda closed on Friday, April 2 and when the highest bidder didn’t come through with the down payment by the end of the day on Monday, April 5, the town was still for sale.

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Oroville School Board hears about district finances

OROVILLE – Shay Shaw, the district’s business manager, briefly discussed future finances with the Oroville School Board at their Monday, March 29 meeting.

“We had the cost savings in place last year and we are grateful our levy passed,” said Shaw, “but we still do not know which plan the state will chose for school funding next year.

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Oroville Elementary School Principal Joe Worsham presents Julie Schildgen with the Upper Okanogan 'Teacher of the Year' plaque from Wal-Mart Corporation. Submitted photo

Oroville’s Julie Schildgen named ‘Teacher of the Year’

OROVILLE – Julie Schildgen, a teacher at Oroville Elementary, has been chosen as the Upper Okanogan Valley Teacher of the Year by the Wal-Mart Corporation.

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NVH Board plans change of hospital’s top leadership

TONASKET – After a special board meeting of the North Valley Hospital Board, current NVH Administrator Warner Bartleson said the board has decided to change the leadership of the hospital.

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Tonasket Council takes steps toward new swimming pool

TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council is taking steps toward building a new city pool and moved to allocate money to the project during their meeting on Tuesday, March 23.

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Supporters ask ‘yes’ vote for Tonasket M&O Levy

TONASKET – As voters are receiving their ballots in the mail next week, Tonasket Superintendent Paul Turner asks that voters think of the students before making their decisions.

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Guilty plea from murder suspect

OKANOGAN – With his trial set to begin next month, Brent L. Phillips changed his plea on Monday, March 29 to guilty to Premeditated Murder in the First Degree, Manslaughter of a Quick Child in the First Degree, Tampering with Physical Evidence and Kidnapping in the First Degree.

Phillips’ plea is part of a bargain with the State of Washington which lowered his charge of Aggravated Murder in the First Degree to Premeditated Murder in the First Degree and lowered the maximum sentence of 50 years in prison to the state’s recommendation of 312 months, or 26 years, in prison. In exchange, Phillips has agreed to testify truthfully against Tansy Fae Arwen Mathis, David Eugene Richards and Lacey Hirst-Pavek.

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