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Same man arrested for threats a year after previous arrest for ‘threats to

OROVILLE – Okanogan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a man for pointing a shotgun at another man one day shy of exactly one year after he had been arrested on threats to kill charges for holding two hunters at gunpoint.

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Bus route resolved, dance club added, levy looms for Tonasket

TONASKET – Discussion over a bus route to serve the Siwash Creek area dominated discussion at the Tonasket School Board meeting on Monday, Oct. 24. And while the solution wasn’t necessarily ideal for anyone, the school board did approve the addition of a route that would serve the half-dozen students involved.

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Ballots need to be postmarked by Nov. 8

OKANOGAN – Ballots for the primary election need to be postmarked by Nov. 8 to count for next Tuesday’s primary election.

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The gruesome twosome, members of the band Severed Heads, was just one of many scary sights on this year's Haunted Hayride in Oroville.

Haunted Houses planned in Oroville and Tonasket

OROVILLE – The Haunted Hayride Saturday attracted 700 people, but the Halloween fun isn’t over yet. There are still Haunted Houses, a Halloween Carnival and a Halloween Party in Oroville and Tonasket.

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Oroville School District working on facility improvement plan

OROVILLE – Superintendent Steve Quick told the Oroville School Board he had met with the pre-bond facilities committee and they were working towards a “solid” plan to finance improvements to the district’s buildings.

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Nov. 8 General election will determine look of Oroville School Board

OKANOGAN – Among other things, the Nov. 8 general election will determine who will sit on the Oroville School Board, the new or the old, as four current board members face challengers on the ballot.

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Tonasket's FFA team, competing at the national convention in Indianapolis, finished second in national competition in Parliamentary Procedure in a three-day event against 43 other state champion teams. The team includes (front row, l-r) KB Kochsmeier, Hal

Tonasket FFA team is national runner -up at Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS – The Tonasket FFA team’s state championship last May was only the beginning.

Six Tonasket High School students – five of whom graduated in June – proved they could compete with anyone in the nation Oct. 19-22 as they took national runner-up honors in the Parliamentary Procedure competition at the 84th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis.

“I can’t say I was planning on going to Indianapolis and nearly winning a national championship,” said Tonasket FFA coach Matt Deebach. “This is the first team I’ve been able to take back there. This is like dream-time stuff.”

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A wrecked boat lies abandoned at the Chief Tonasket Park boat launch. Littering and illegal dumping have become a problem at the park, prompting city council discussion on how to remedy the situation. Photo by Brent Baker

Concerns about how to pay for improvements to water system

TONASKET – Revenues aren’t coming into Tonasket’s coffers as quickly as anticipated, but overall revenue should be about the same as last year.

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Tonasket School Board updates policies, bus route

TONASKET – The Tonasket School Board continued the process of updating its policies at its Monday, Oct. 10 board meeting, taking the next step its year-long project.

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Property taxes and irrigation assessments due

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County Treasurer Leah McCormack is reminding taxpayers that the last half of their Okanogan County property taxes and their irrigation assessments are due by Oct. 31.

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