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New Oroville Postmaster Dwight Grimmer Photo by Gary DeVon

Meet Oroville’s new Postmaster

OROVILLE – New Oroville Postmaster Dwight Grimmer quietly arrived in Oroville in mid-September, marking the first change in the leadership in the top spot at the P.O. for more than 25 years.

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Free Thanksgiving dinner offered at several locations

NORTH COUNTY – For anyone with nowhere to go or without the ability to cook a Thanksgiving dinner, free dinners are being offered in Tonasket and Oroville on Thursday, Nov. 26.

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Many Tonasket veterans were present at the high school Veterans Day Assembly on Tuesday, Nov. 10. Shown here are Dale White, Tony Smith, Chuck Gavin, Karen Schimpf, Jack Lorz, Jim Pruitt, Ted Vasilieff, Wally Moore, Shirley Schaub, Bill Taylor, Lloyd Kenn

United States is the ‘land of the free because of the brave’

TONASKET – The Tonasket High School Veterans’ Assembly on Tuesday, Nov. 10 honored past and current veterans for making the United States the ‘land of the free because of the brave.’

The assembly featured musical performances by Michelle Timmerman on the piano and Jessica Rhoads singing “A Single Point of Light” as well as the THS choir singing “America the Beautiful” and “Bridge Over Troubled Water” and a performance by the THS Drumline.

Before the assembly, a poem contest was held and the winning poems were read during the assembly. The winners were Lee Leavell, whose poem was read by Ashlyn Salzman, Charity Blaney, Dakota Fry and Rebecca Shaub.

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Rep. Joel Kretz talks with Oroville Chamber of Commerce Members Patty Garret and Peggy Shaw following their Friday, Nov. 13 meeting in Oroville. Photo by Gary DeVon

Seventh District’s Rep. Joel Kretz talks property rights

OROVILLE – Washington State Representative Joel Kretz (R-7th District) believes Okanogan County’s new Comprehensive Plan, in its current form, is too restrictive of people’s property rights.

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Swine flu claims first victim in Okanogan County

OKANOGAN – The Okanogan County Health Department confirms the first H1N1 flu-related death in the county occurred in earlier this month.

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Four suspected in death of pregnant Oroville woman will be tried next year

OKANOGAN – The trials of four people suspected in the death of a pregnant Oroville woman have been continued until next year.

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Grant awarded for development of trailhead at Oroville for Similkameen Conn

OROVILLE – Okanogan County has received a federal grant $106,000 grant for the development of the trailhead at Oroville for the Similkameen Connector Trail.

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Property rights meeting draws big crowd to Agriplex

OKANOGAN – The first Coalition for Property Rights meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 3 was successful, with 850 people from Okanogan County in attendance in the Fairgrounds Agriplex.

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Patrick Plum will be Tonasket’s new mayor

TONASKET – With no more votes to count, it appears former Tonasket Councilman Patrick Plumb will now step into the mayor’s position.

According to Monday’s unofficial vote count, Plumb received 190 votes, or 56 percent of the votes cast in the Tuesday, Nov. 3 general election. His opponent, Joyce Fancher, a sitting councilwoman, received 150, or 43.73 percent of the vote.

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Sidewalk pavers racing against winter weather

OROVILLE – The Oroville Pedestrian Project was supposed to be completed this summer, but it looks like time may be running out this year as winter weather fast approaches.

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