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Oroville High School students (front, L-R) Abril Lopez, Jessica McAllister, Laurel Griffin, Serena Carper and (back row) Tiffany Roberts, Morgan Roloff and Austianna Quick in a web cam shot as they meet face-to-face over the internet with students in Jala

Oroville girls receive big dose of Afgan culture via Skype

OROVILLE – Following months of discussions on the Global Connections and Exchange social networking site, Oroville High School senior Serena Carper organized a Skype call for six girls in her class and more than 15 girls in Jalalabad in Afghanistan.

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NV Hospital working on bringing in more revenue

TONASKET – During the regular North Valley Hospital District board meeting on Thursday, Feb. 25, the board heard a presentation about a program which will help improve the billing cycle and bring in more revenue to the district.

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Tonasket is a ‘pedestrian zone’

TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council continued their discussion on the fact that the city is a pedestrian zone, meaning there is no jaywalking within town, during their meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 23.

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Oroville school enrollment remains higher than predicted

OROVILLE – Each summer the school board builds a budget based on what they think the enrollment will be the following year – Oroville chooses to be conservative in their estimates, but this year enrollment has been surprisingly higher than expected.

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Oroville seeking letters supporting transfer of state park to city

OROVILLE – Oroville wants Osoyoos Lake Veterans Memorial State park to be transferred to the city and is seeking the public’s support.

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Tonasket School Board still working on final levy amount

TONASKET – The Tonasket School Board discussed the levy at their regular board meeting on Monday, Feb. 22 but decided they still needed more information to determine a final amount.

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Principal Steve Quick selected as new Oroville School Superintendent

OROVILLE – Although the job was widely advertised, the Oroville School Board had to look no further than from within the district to find their new superintendent, current OHS Principal Steve Quick.

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Oroville area voters approve $1.5 million school levy

OROVILLE – It appears voters in the OrovilleSchool District have listened to the arguments in favor of a two-year $1.497million Maintenance and Operations Levy and gave it their approval.

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Former Oroville man doing well in Olympic Biathlon

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Jeremy Teela, who was born in Tonasket and raised in Oroville, was in ninth place after the first day of the biathlon event at the 2010 Winter Olympics as of Monday, Feb. 15.

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Tonasket Chamber of Commerce welcomes Olympic travelers

Ryan Kester tying the last string of the Tonasket Chamber of Commerce’s sign welcoming Olympic travelers to town on Friday, Feb. 5. The sign was made by Jerry Bradley at Stampede Signs, who also helped to hang the sign on the flag poles in front of The Junction with the permission of Sam Buchert. Photo by Terry Mills

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