Dara Sylvester’s Allure Hair Designs will be holding its Grand Re-opening on Saturday, Nov. 22. Charlene Helm/staff photo

Allure Hair Designs to ‘re-open’ on Nov. 22

OROVILLE – Allure Hair Designs isn’t exactly new in town. However, the hair salon formerly known as Sonia’s Beauty Spot now boasts a new in name and with a familiar friend in Dara Sylvester now running the show, will be hosting its Grand Re-opening on Saturday, Nov. 22, from 10 a.m-2 p.m.

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The Cornerstone to be ‘a thrift store like no other’

OROVILLE – Joni Mercer moved from the west side of the state about a year ago. Now, she says, she is fulfilling a lifelong dream to open what she calls “a thrift store unlike any other,” which she did on Oct. 30.

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North Valley Hospital prepares for Ebola

TONASKET – With the arrival of Ebola Viral Disease to the United States, North Valley Hospital District is responding quickly with a mandatory education and training session for our nearly 230 member staff. Although the chance of Ebola reaching Okanogan County is unlikely, we feel that it’s very important to circumvent the problems that the Texas hospital incurred with staff being unprepared to handle patients with Ebola and want to mitigate any risk there may be to our staff and community.

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Water level lowered at Osoyoos Lake for the winter

YAKIMA – Operators are lowering the water on Lake Osoyoos to its winter level to provide more storage for rain and melting snow, and to prevent shoreline damage from freezing and flooding.

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Silver Linings

LOUISVILLE, KY – When the expectation is to win a national title, the best you can do is meet them.
The Tonasket FFA Rituals team found out that sometimes, that isn’t going to work out. Adjusting those expectations helped the group of seven Tonasket High School sophomores gain more from their trip to the FFA national convention than they had expected.

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Friday election count: Tonasket Criminal Justice measure failing

OKANOGAN – It looks like a measure increasing the sales tax by 0.1 percent to raise revenue for the criminal justice and fire protection costs is failing again, according to the early ballot counts.

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Tonasket School District nears decision on bond

TONASKET – The Tonasket School District’s Thoughtstream internet survey regarding the proposed school expansion bond measure continued through last week in its second stage, which involved prioritizing ideas gleaned from the survey’s first stage.

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Concerns about Emergency Management Plan addressed

Tonasket adopts resolution after Miller visit TONASKET – Tonasket city council member Scott Olson had had questions about Okanogan County’s Emergency Management Plan that he wanted answered before the city signed off on a resolution that would include Tonasket as part of the plan. That was in early September; Emergency Management’s Homeland Security Coordinator, Scott [...]

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Enrollment up at Oroville schools

OROVILLE – The Oroville School District, which receives basic education monies from the state based on the number of students enrolled, had good news at the Oct. 27 board meeting, the numbers are up.

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No jail time for former THS librarian who had sex with student

OKANOGAN – A former Tonasket High School librarian accused of having sex with an 18-year-old student will not serve jail time after an Okanogan County Superior Court Judge accepted a plea agreement.

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