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Everyone is invited to join in the dance around the May Pole at the Molson Mid Summer Festival. The May Pole is a tradition of some of the Nordic countries where many Molson’s early pioneers had their roots. Photos by Gary DeVon

Molson Festival takes place under sunny skies

OROVILLE – Molson Midsummer Fest couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day as the sun came out and the only clouds in a bright blue sky were the fluffy white kind that didn’t threaten rain.

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Many people gathered to listen to speeches and celebrate the raising of the American Flag on the 50-foot flagpole at the U.S. Armed Forces Legacy Project. Photo by Gary DeVon

Flagpole dedicated at U.S. Armed Forces Legacy Project

TONASKET – The spectacular 50-foot tall flagpole was dedicated at the U.S. Armed Forces Legacy Project in Tonasket with veterans, dignitaries and well-wishers in attendance last Monday morning.

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Candidates file for county, state and federal positions

OKANOGAN – Last week’s candidate filing period has drawn several contenders for county, state and federal offices – while a few positions remain open.

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E. Todd Tumbleston is Oroville’s Code Enforcement officer. Tumbleston, who normally works as an unpaid reserve officer for Oroville, is being paid through a grant from the state Department of Trade and Economic Development. Photo by Gary DeVon

Grant paying for code enforcement officer

OROVILLE – Those with hulk vehicles, trashed yards and other violations of Oroville’s municipal codes beware, the city has a code enforcement officer who might just cite you if you don’t clean up your mess.

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U.S. Border Patrol seizes ‘BC Bud’ near Chesaw

CHESAW – U.S. Border Patrol agents seized approximately $350,000 worth of high-grade marijuana also known as “BC Bud” near Chesaw on May 14.

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Stinky sewer smell brings renewed complaints

OROVILLE – An Oroville couple has again approached the city asking for their help in getting rid of the sewer gas smell they say is coming from the Eastlake sewer project.

Neil and Debbi Vigas told the council the odor is much worse as the weather warms up and has made it so they can open their windows, use their deck or yard.

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Founders Day weekend activities begin Thursday night

TONASKET – The Founders Day weekend activities will begin tonight, Thursday, June 3, with the annual barbecue and kids’ games at the Tonasket Rodeo Grounds.

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Leona and Ralph Longanecker, shown here with their miniature schnauzer Shotzie, have been chosen as the 2010 Tonasket Founders Day Grand Marshals.Longaneckers honored to be Grand Marshals.Photo by Terry Mills

Longaneckers honored to be Grand Marshals

TONASKET – Ralph and Leona Longanecker say they are honored to be the 2010 Tonasket Founders Day Grand Marshals.

“It’s a humbling thing to think of all the people deserving of this honor and you want to represent all those unsung people well,” Ralph said. “It takes a lot of people to make a community function and one person can change the world, but it takes a lot of people to change a lot of things in this world.”

Leona said she wanted to thank everyone who chose her and her husband for this award.

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HCGR Healthcare chosen by NVH Board

TONASKET – HCGR Healthcare was chosen by the North Valley Hospital Board to provide management services and to assist in turning the hospital around during a special board meeting on Thursday, May 20.

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Oroville establishes private park-use fees

OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council set new private park-use fees, as well as authorized a new legal description and map for Veteran’s Memorial Park as part of its annexation.

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