Dean Scott, a Tiger Dad and builder of the new Pinewood Derby Track lets the racers fly in the derby which took place at the American Legion Hall on Tuesday, Jan. 2. Photo by Gary DeVon

Excited Cub Scouts race colorful cars on new track

OROVILLE – The Oroville American Legion Hall rang with the sounds of excited racers and race fans participated in Scout Pack 23′s annual Pinewood Derby.

The event took place on Tuesday, Jan. 25 and 23 Cub Scouts, ages seven to 11, three siblings and five Scout dads raced on Pack 23′s brand new Pinewood Derby Track built by Tiger Den Leader and Scout Dad Dean Scott.

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Medicare still making hospital wait on reimbursements

TONASKET – In what may be a record-setting short meeting, the North Valley Hospital Board met on Thursday, Jan. 28 to discuss hospital district business.

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Summer Music in the Park approved by Tonasket Council

TONASKET – Summer Music in the Park, a new event for the Tonasket community, was approved by the Tonasket City Council during their meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 25.

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Oroville School Board accepts resignation of school director, teacher

OROVILLE – With praise for their years of service, the Oroville School Board approved the resignation of fellow director Jerry Nelson and elementary teacher David Taylor.

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Parlette bill would continue committee to examine effects of federal health

OLYMPIA… Sen. Linda Evans Parlette, R-Wenatchee, has introduced legislation to extend discussion about implementation of the federal health care bill in Washington state by another year. Senate Bill 5508, which has bipartisan sponsorship, will be the subject of a hearing at 8 a.m. in the Senate Health and Long-Term Care Committee on Wednesday, Feb. 2.

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The 2011 Tonasket Founders Day Grand Marshals are Sarah Kaiser and her husband Dr. Walter Henze. Photo by Emily Hanson

New chamber officers installed at banquet

TONASKET – The new officers of the Tonasket Chamber of Commerce were installed during the annual banquet on Thursday, Jan. 20.

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Oroville Junior-Senior High School on ‘persistently low-achieving’ list

OROVILLE – Oroville’s Junior-Senior High School was named as one of 50 in the state on the “persistently lowest-achieving schools” list, making it eligible for School Improvement grants ranging from $50,000 to $2 million annually for three years, depending on federal funding availability.

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NVH VA training scheduled to start soon

TONASKET – The training at North Valley Hospital for the Veteran’s Administration contract is scheduled to start by the end of this month, Administrator Linda Michel announced during the NVH board meeting on Thursday, Jan. 13.

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Much has changed at the former Jackpot Food Mart located at 1518 Main Street since the building was purchased by Jim Newton and turned into a restaurant. The Department of Ecology listed the one time gas station and convenience store as a Hazardous Site,

Ecology proposes removing Oroville site from Hazardous List

OROVILLE – The state Department of Ecology has proposed the removal of the Jackpot Food Mart Site from the Hazardous Sites List because of clean-up that took place four years ago.

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Selena Hines was sworn in as the newest member of the Tonasket City Council during their meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 11. Photo by Emily Hanson

Tonasket City Council appoints Hines

TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council appointed a new member to fill the seat vacated by Connie Maden at the end of 2010 during their meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 11.

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