Kathy Jones honored for 40 years with city

OROVILLE – The first order of business at the Oroville City Council meeting was for Mayor Chuck Spieth to recognize Kathy Jones’ many accomplishments over the past 40 years with a Certificate of Appreciation.

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Buckhorn Mine funds environmental projects in Okanogan County

YAKIMA – Operators of the Buckhorn Gold Mine near Chesaw will soon spend $180,000 on projects benefiting the environment across Okanogan County. The work is a result of a penalty settlement between the company and the Washington Department of Ecology.

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Golf tourney to benefit Explorer Post 0023

OROVILLE – The 2014 Explorer Post 0023 Golf Tournament is planned for the Oroville Golf Club on Saturday, Sept. 20 at 11 a.m. The tournament, which raises money for the Explorers group, is limited to 11 teams and features hundreds of dollars in prizes to be auctioned and raffled.

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DOT visits Tonasket council

TONASKET – Three representatives of the Washington Department of Transportation engaged in a lengthy discussion with the Tonasket City Council at their Tuesday, Aug. 28, meeting regarding a laundry list of traffic concerns that Mayor Patrick Plumb communicated to the DOT over the summer.

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Body of Oroville man recovered at Palmer Lake

LOOMIS – After 55 days missing, the body of Darrel L. Williams, 57 of Oroville, was located on Wednesday, Sept. 3and recovered from Palmer Lake.

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Pursuing even higher learning goals at Oroville High School

OROVILLE – Oroville High School is continuing a program of offering more college level classes and looks forward to a time where high schools can award two-year Associates of Arts degrees.

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Tonasket school enrollment swells

TONASKET – Tonasket School District’s administrators expressed excitement about the 2014-15 school year at their final school board meeting of the summer Monday, Aug. 25, as the district finished preparations to return to a full-length school day for the first time in nearly 20 years.

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Duck race nets nearly $2500

TONASKET – It’s just a drop of water in a very big pool, but it all helps.

The Tonasket Pool Committee’s rubber duck race – a fundraiser for the Tonasket swimming pool project that likely will cost around $2 million – brought in $2,465.

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A promise fulfilled: Thorntons receive Five Star Banner

CASHMERE – It was World War II and an Oroville family had five children who stepped up to serve in the U.S. Armed Services – this month they received the Five Star Banner promised to those brave siblings’ mother, nearly 70 years ago.

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Tonasket hires new police officer

TONASKET – The Tonasket Police Department has is has returned to its full complement of officers with the hiring of Matthew Beard, reported Police Chief Rob Burks at the Tuesday, Aug. 12, meeting of the Tonasket City Council.

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