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Vicki Hart, Walt Hart III and Richard Sherman were among the veterans that addressed those who came to the Veterans’ Day Assembly held on Tuesday, Nov. 11. Photo by Tony Kindred

OHS senior class honors veterans with assembly

OROVILLE – The 2010 Veterans Day Assembly was held at Oroville High School from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 11 and put on by the 2010 Senior Class.

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Tonasket Council still deciding on tax increase

TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council is still deciding on whether or not to raise property taxes by one percent for 2011.

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Detro, Rogers, Groomes, McCormack and Rawson win county elections

OKANOGAN COUNTY – With no ballots left to count it looks like Jim Detro will join Andy Lampe and Bud Hover on the Okanogan County Board of Commissioners and Frank Rogers will continue as county sheriff.

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Hospital District budget presented to board

TONASKET – The preliminary 2011 budget for the North Valley Hospital District was presented to the board during their meeting on Thursday, Nov. 4.

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Okanogan TV District now broadcasting digitally

OKANOGAN COUNTY – The Okanogan TV District #1 has recently finished work on their satellites on Omak and Pickens Mountains to be able to broadcast their eight channels digitally.

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Environmental group says gold mine has problems with water quality

CHESAW – The environmental group Okanogan Highland Association is warning that mining activities at the Buckhorn Mountain Project are adversely impacting local water quality.

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Work on Oroville Pedestrian Project mostly complete

OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council heard a report that the majority of work done to correct problems with the Oroville Pedestrian Project has been completed.

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Lacey Hirst-Pavek takes notes during her murder trial in Douglas County Superior Court in Waterville on Monday, Nov. 8. Photo by Emily Hanson

Witness connects Hirst-Pavek with convicted murderers

WATERVILLE – During the fourth day of testimony in Lacey Hirst-Pavek’s trial for her suspected involvement in the murder of Michelle Kitterman, a witness was able to connect her with the three people already convicted in the case.

While being examined by Prosecuting Attorney Karl Sloan, Brian Hohman from Spokane connected Hirst-Pavek to Tansy Mathis, David Richards and Brent Phillips during his testimony on Monday, Nov. 8. Hohman was a customer of Mathis’ and Mathis introduced him to Richards. Through his drug buying relationship with Richards, Hohman met Phillips, whom he only knew as “Hollywood.” Hohman knew Mathis for approximately eight months prior to the murder of Kitterman in the early morning hours of March 1, 2009, according to his testimony.

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Second ballot count still favors Detro, Rogers, Groomes, McCormack and Raws

OKANOGAN COUNTY – Although the numbers have increased for all candidates in the second ballot count, those leading in the first count seem to be hanging on by about the same percentages.

As in the election night count, the second count of Okanogan County ballots held last Friday, Nov. 5, favor Jim Detro, Frank Rogers, Charleen Groomes, Leah McCormack and Henry Rawson in their respective races.

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Tonasket Chamber officer nominations done

TONASKET – Officer nominations were made at the regular Tonasket Chamber of Commerce meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 26.

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