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The group of students and advisors who participated in the Washington Aerospace Program in Seattle gathered together in the Museum of Flight. Tonasket senior Peter Williams in the in the middle row, third from the left. Submitted photos

Tonasket senior only Eastern Washington student at Aerospace program

SEATTLE – Tonasket High School senior Peter Williams attended the Washington Aerospace Program (WAS) during the week of July 18 to July 24, where he was the only student representing Eastern Washington.

“I’d say the trip was really, really neat,” Williams said of the week-long program. “I liked the field trips best and I got to meet a lot of interesting people. I was the only one from Eastern Washington and most people were from around the Seattle Area.”

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Oroville School Board members serve ice cream to elementary school students and their parents following an open house last Monday evening, Aug. 30, the first day of school for the Oroville School District. Photo by Gary DeVon

School policies and more on Oroville School District Web site

OROVILLE – Superintendent Steve Quick announced that school policies are now on the Oroville School District’s Web site and more information is being added to the site frequently.

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KSPS working to convert analog to digital in Okanogan County

OKANOGAN COUNTY – KSPS Channel 7 from Spokane is working to convert analog television signals in Okanogan County to digital signals.

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‘Gunless’ was filmed in Osoyoos in the summer of 2009. The western film showcased Osoyoos and the film production helped to boost the local economy, providing revenue for hotels, building material suppliers, restaurants and many other businesses It al

Release of ‘Gunless’ DVD promotes tourism for Osoyoos

OSOYOOS – Stunning images of Osoyoos’ hills and desert, captured last summer for the comedy western movie “Gunless,” are no longer just being seen by feature filmgoers in big-screen theaters, they are now available to view at home on DVD.

Destination Osoyoos Executive Director Jo Knight says last week’s release of “Gunless” on widescreen DVD takes the movie’s promotion of Osoyoos, Oroville’s neighbor to the north, to a new level.

“The filming of ‘Gunless’ in Osoyoos in the summer of 2009 was a fantastic experience,” Knight said in a recent press release. “The entire community embraced this opportunity to showcase Osoyoos and the film production helped to boost the local economy, providing revenue for hotels, building material suppliers, restaurants and many other businesses – even local florists. It also raised our profile as a highly desirable movie location – with gorgeous scenery, skilled film crews and great local partnerships that can really help film productions when they’re here.”

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Voters chose two Republicans clerk candidates to advance to General Electio

OKANOGAN- Although the results aren’t official until certified, it appears OkanoganCounty voters preferred the two Republicans for clerk over the lone Democrat inthe only local three-way race in the Primary Election held Tuesday, Aug. 17.

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Sheriff Rogers speaking at next chamber meeting

TONASKET – Okanogan County Sheriff Rogers will be speaking at the next Tonasket Chamber of Commerce meeting, to be held on Tuesday, Sept. 14 with sheriff candidate Dave Yarnell scheduled to speak at the following meeting, to be held on Tuesday, Sept. 28.

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NVH contract with HCGR Healthcare voided

TONASKET – Okanogan County Sheriff Rogers will be speaking at the next Tonasket Chamber of Commerce meeting, to be held on Tuesday, Sept. 14 with sheriff candidate Dave Yarnell scheduled to speak at the following meeting, to be held on Tuesday, Sept. 28.

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Tonasket pool set to close Aug. 28

TONASKET – The expected closing date for the Tonasket pool was set by City Council as Saturday, Aug. 28 during their regular meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 10.

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James Joel Landis, still in hospital garb after being released from Central Washington Hospital, in his booking photo. Landis has been charged with Attempted first degree Murder, Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Harassment Threats to Kill.

Landis charged with attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon

OKANOGAN – A Havillah area man shot after allegedly opening fire on Okanogan County Deputies investigating a domestic dispute has been released from the hospital and charged with attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon.

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11th Annual Garlic Fest set to be bigger and better

TONASKET – The 11th Annual Okanogan River Garlic Festival is set to be bigger and better than ever this Friday, Aug. 20 and Saturday, Aug. 21 in History Park.

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