MOLSON – There were probably fewer people inside the Grange Hall and the Old School Museum this year, but that could be because it was so nice outside and there was so much to do.
OROVILLE – Okanogan County Superior Court Judge Jack Burchard came to speak with Oroville’s Chamber of Commerce about the court’s mission, as well as the successes being seen in “Drug Court.”
OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council approved a $403,985 FAA grant and accepted a bid from a contractor to build a fence and two helipads at the city’s airport.
OKANOGAN – As of 5 p.m. on June 9, only five candidates had registered to run for positions in Okanogan county, according to the county auditor’s office. Registration closed June 6.
TONASKET – Saturday marked a major milestone in the lives of 67 young adults.
On June 7, 2008, those 67 went from high school students to high school graduates in a two-hour ceremony in the Tonasket High School gym.
OROVILLE – Tam Hutchinson encouraged the 2008 graduates of Oroville High School to go forth with pride in their community.
Hutchinson was introduced Saturday afternoon by Zac Kinman, the class salutatorian, who said the teacher and coach was the class’ unanimous pick. Kinman recounted that Hutchinson was also their guest speaker at their eighth-grade promotion ceremony.
TONASKET – Warm weather and clear skies helped bring out the crowds this Founder’s Day in Tonasket.
However, rain Sunday morning dashed circus hopes.
OROVILLE – The flags of two countries joined together to honor those who gave their lives in service of their country at a Memorial Day Ceremony held at Oroville’s Riverview Cemetery Monday.
Members of the American Legion from Oroville and Royal Canadian Legion from Osoyoos served as Color Guard at the ceremony which began at 10 a.m. As the Color Guard marched the flags of their two countries, as well as the Union Jack and the United Nations Flag, amongst others, waved majestically as well as colorfully, in the breeze. Veterans and those that joined them in the ceremony then came to attention as “The Star Spangled Banner” and “Oh, Canada” were played.
TONASKET – This weekend will be a wild one for this little town.
The Founder’s Day celebration is expanding from one night of rodeo to two and the Chamber of Commerce is getting into the act with a circus, street fair and many other activities in town.
SEATTLE – Ernesto Cerrillo and his wife, Dinasar and daughter, Zyanya of Tonasket were among the nearly 57,000 soccer enthusiasts watching the Mexican National Football Team beat the Chinese Nationalist Team at Qwest Field in Seattle on April 16.