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Daniel L. Pavek, wanted by the State of Washington to testify in the murder trials of Tansy Mathis and David Richards, has been missing for three weeks.

Pavek wanted by state

TONASKET – Daniel L. Pavek is missing and the State of Washington is looking for him.

Pavek, husband of Lacey Hirst-Pavek, who has been charged with First Degree Murder of Michelle Kitterman and First Degree Manslaughter of Kitterman’s unborn child

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Detective Mike Murray holds up Michelle Kitterman's left shoe, which was found near her body, for the jury to see as evidence toward the end of testimony Monday, April 19. Murray also showed the shirt, jacket, jeans and bra Kitterman was wearing the night

Testimony wraps up in murder trial

OKANOGAN – After a full day of testimony on Monday, April 19 at the murder trial of Tansy Mathis and David Richards, testimony was expected to continue through the early part of the week with the jury receiving the case by the end of the week for deliberation.

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Arbor Day Celebrations April 24 and 29

TONASKET – In his first proclamation as mayor, Patrick Plumb announced during the Tuesday, April 13 Tonasket City Council meeting that the Arbor Day celebration will be on Saturday, April 24 at about 3:30 p.m.

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NCW Media retains contract for county legal advertising

OROVILLE – With the county commissioners’ decision to accept North Central Washington Media, Inc.’s bid for their legal advertising the Gazette-Tribune and Quad City Herald remain Okanogan County’s official newspaper of public record.

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Must be postmarked by election day, April 27

OKANOGAN – Ballots for the April 27, 2010 Tonasket Special Maintenance and Operation Levy Election went into the mail Thursday, April 8.

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Okanogan County’s response to census was lowest in state

OKANOGAN COUNTY – As of April 9 Okanogan County had the lowest response to the U.S. Census and there are just two days left to act by mail, according to the U.S. Census Office.

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Bharucha acting administrator at North Valley Hospital

TONASKET – Chief Financial Officer of North Valley Hospital District Bomi Bharucha is the acting administrator until a new one is found.

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Veterans Memorial Park is officially Oroville’s

OROVILLE – At their Tuesday, April 6 meeting, the Oroville City Council learned that Lake Osoyoos Veterans Memorial Park has been officially transferred over to the City of Oroville.

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Brant Phillips testifying in the trial of Tansy Mathis and David Richards on Monday, April 12. Photos by Emily Hanson

Phillips testifies Richards did not take part in murder

OKANOGAN – Brent Phillips testified in the murder trial for Tansy Mathis and David Richards on Monday, April 12, the second day of testimony in the trial, which began on Tuesday, April 6 with the selection of the jury, which heard opening statements on Friday, April 9.

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Okanogan County PUD Commissioner Ernie Bolz (standing) answers a question from the audience at a special meeting of the PUD Commissioners held at the Oroville Depot. Bolz and his fellow commissioners, David Womach and Trish Butler, as well as District Man

PUD proposing phased in rate hike

OROVILLE – The Okanogan County Public Utility District has been having a series of public meetings to explain why it will soon be asking for its first raise in electrical rates in nearly ten years.

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