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Akin’s Harvest Foods to sponsor tractor parade

OROVILLE – This year the annual Oroville Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place on Saturday, Dec. 7 at Centennial Park. It will be be preceded by a Christmas Tractor Parade down Main Street.

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Sterling Bank to merge with Umpqua Holdings

PORTLAND, Ore. & SPOKANE, Wash.- Umpqua Holdings Corporation and Sterling Financial Corporation have entered into a definitive agreement in which Sterling will merge with and into Umpqua. The transaction will have a total value of approximately $2.0 billion.

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Pool, infrastructure, dominate Tonasket Council talk

TONASKET – Discussion about the future of the Tonasket Municipal Swimming pool continued at the Tuesday, Nov. 12, city council meeting after the council had had a chance to review a book-length report completed by Pool World of Spokane at its behest.

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Arrests made in fatal shooting of hunter

OKANOGAN – Two men were arrested in connection with the Sept. 2, 2013 fatal shooting of a grouse hunter on Cow Camp Road not far from Chesaw.

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Tonasket Schools near levy, bond decision

TONASKET – The Tonasket School Board worked toward a final decision on what it will present to the community in terms of its funding needs for the immediate future at its Monday, Nov. 11, meeting.

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Capital Christmas Tree rolls through Tonasket

The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree passed through Tonasket on Wednesday, Nov. 6, to the delight of much of the Tonasket School District students, who lined the hill along SR-20 to catch a glimpse of the caravan on its way to Washington, D.C. This year’s tree grew on the Newport District of the U.S. National Forest [...]

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Country Crazy Cowgirl Bling moves into Tonasket’s II Sisters

TONASKET – A successful run at area bazaars and rodeos over the spring and summer inspired Karla Stucker to set up shop with her new business, Country Crazy Cowgirl Bling, which she started up last February. The business now occupies a portion of II Sisters Video Store in Tonasket at 415 S. Whitcomb Ave. Stucker [...]

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Advance care training for EMTs

NORTH COUNTY – Area residents will receive advanced emergency medical care after current EMTs graduate from a specialized from a course that is being taught for the first time in the state of Washington.

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Drivers who collided on Hwy. 97 both under investigation for DUI

OROVILLE – A two-vehicle collision five miles south of Oroville on SR97 Friday afternoon sent six people, including a pedestrian, to the hospital and led to both drivers being investigated for Driving Under the Influence.

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Few spots meet requirements for retail pot shops in Oroville

“Right now you can have it in the home and you can smoke it legally, you just can’t grow it or buy it… so I don’t know where people are getting it.” Oroville Police Chief R. Clay Warnstaff OROVILLE – Being rich in parks, schools, playgrounds and day care centers, means locating a marijuana store [...]

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