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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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Lots of Halloween Happenings in the North Okanogan

OROVILLE – Haunted Houses and Haunted Hayrides, a Halloween Carnival and a Halloween Party, are all planned before and during the upcoming holiday in Oroville and Tonasket.

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Cortney Ingle, the 2012 Miss Tonasket Rodeo Queen, is honored by 2011 Queen Jerian Ashley at the conclusion of Saturday’s ceremonies. Photos by Brent Baker

Cortney Ingle chosen 2012 Miss Tonasket Founders Day Rodeo Queen

TONASKET – The 2012 Miss Tonasket Founders’ Day Rodeo Queen competition may well have come down to one, final impromptu question.

When asked whether or not it was more important for a rodeo queen to arrive on time or looking nice at an event, Cortney Ingle had the perfect answer.

“Well, in my opinion,” she replied, “if you’re on time, you had everything planned so you would be looking nice.”

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Brent Baker (right) and his wife Kim and son A.J. at Christmas time. Baker is joining the Gazette-Tribune and Sound Publishing team. His main coverage area will be in Tonasket and the surrounding area. Submitted photo

Brent Baker joining Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune

TONASKET – After a nationwide search and a lengthy interview process, the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune has chosen Brent Baker, someone already living right in the community, to cover the Tonasket beat.

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Tonasket School Board continues to update policies

TONASKET – The Tonasket School Board is continuing to review their board policies with the goal of having them all updated by the end of the school year.

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Haunted Hayride promises a scary good time

OROVILLE – The folks at Oroville RE/MAX Realty and Taber’s Taste of Summer are promising an even bigger and scarier ride this year.

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JoAnn Denney receives a plaque for her 20 years of service to the City of Oroville. Mayor Chuck Spieth made the presentation at the Tuesday, Oct. 4 meeting of the city council. Denney works at city hall and is the secretary and Chief Examiner for the Orov

Discussions on emergency equipment dominate much of Oroville Council meetin

OROVILLE – Emergency equipment seemed to be on the minds of Oroville mayor and city council at their Tuesday, Oct. 4 meeting with discussion again heating up regarding the purchase of a rescue boat.

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The candidates for Miss Tonasket Rodeo Queen are (L-R) Kayla Davis, Cortney Ingle, Emily Tietje, Karlie Henneman and Breanna Howell.

Five vie for title of Miss Tonasket Founders Day Rodeo Queen

TONASKET – Five young ladies have thrown their hats in the ring for the honor of being named Miss Tonasket and representing the community as the 2012 Tonasket Founders Day Rodeo Queen.The candidates are Cortney Ingle, Breanna Howell, Karlie Henneman, Emily Tieje and Kayla Davis. Four of the girls attend Tonasket High School and for the first time one of the candidates is from Oroville High School. They will have a chance to show off their horsemanship at a competition to be held at the Tonasket Rodeo Grounds this Saturday, Oct. 15 starting at 10 a.m. Then at 7 p.m. there will be speeches and a question and answer session at the Tonasket Eagles and the judges will select next year’s Rodeo Queen who will receive her sash and crown that night.

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Oktoberfest planned in Oroville, Oct. 8

OROVILLE – An Oktoberfest celebration to raise money for the new senior center building is planned for Oct. 8 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 1205 Main Street.

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Community Schools plans two fundraisers

NORTH COUNTY – North Valley Community Schools is holding two fundraisers in October to help continue to fund the organization which offers several popular continuing education classes in Oroville and Tonasket.

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