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Oroville High School Annual photo of Frank Motta in his first job as a principal at Oroville High School.

Former Oroville Principal Frank Motta killed

SPOKANE – Former Oroville High School Principal Frank Motta died from injuries sustained while trying to help a neighbor whose Spokane area home had been overrun by a teenage party.

Apparently Motta was asked to keep an eye on the house by his neighbor and on Saturday, March 10 when he saw there was a party going on he called the neighbor who was out of town. She gave him the security code to the garage door and called 911. Motta then went to try and break up the party.

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Health and Spirituality Faire March 17

TONASKET – The Community Cultural Center of Tonasket and Little Shop of Yoga present the 2nd Annual Health and Spirituality Faire on Saturday, March 17.

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North Valley Hospital District requests input

TONASKET The North Valley Hospital District sent out 2,000 surveys to households in the district last week to solicit community input on health care needs in the district.

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Roley appointed to county Board of Health

OROVILLE – Oroville Councilwoman Neysa Roley was appointed to the Okanogan County Board of Health by Mayor Chuck Spieth at the council’s Tuesday, March 6 meeting.

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Community members from both sides of the border gathered for a group photo commemorating the 2012 "Join Me on the Bridge" event held at the Oroville/Osoyoos Port of Entry last Thursday afternoon. Photos by Gary DeVon

Join Me on The Bridge

US PORT OF ENTRY – On March 8, International Women’s Day, a group of enthusiastic and hardy community members gathered at the US/Canada border to honor women survivors of war and to stand for peace.

Live music, magical belly-dancing, poetry and a poignant speech created a memorable event for everyone there. Kezia Wills, a local community member and mother, spoke to the cause for the occasion.

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Principal Cravy, Coach Braman resign

TONASKET – Resignations by Tonasket Elementary School principal Jeff Cravy and high school varsity basketball coach Glenn Braman were accepted by the Tonasket School Board at its meeting on Monday, March 12.

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Oroville Chamber learns about saving energy, money

OROVILLE – David Boyd told Oroville Chamber of Commerce members that they may be eligible for grants and utility incentives to replace old equipment, reduce energy costs and even generate power on-site.

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Adult softball league looking for teams

OROVILLE – Spring marks the return of adult slow pitch softball and for the second year in a row a league is forming in north county.

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Tonasket Chamber unlikely to pursue long-term tenancy at RV Park

TONASKET – Tonasket Chamber of Commerce president Dale Crandall said at the Tuesday, Feb. 28 chamber meeting that after examining options for the future of the Tonasket RV Park, attempting to make it legal for tenants to stay for longer than a month at a time would be inadvisable.

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Presentation on rural energy program at Oroville Chamber

OROVILLE – The feature presenter at this month’s Oroville Chamber of Commerce meeting will be Dave Boyd, project coordinator for the Rural Energy for America Program.

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