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Two days after donating one of his kidneys to his daughter, Hayden, Adam Brazil stands by her side.

Twice a hero: Tonasket vet donates kidney to save daughter

KILLEEN, TEXAS – It would take three days for the U.S. Army to get him home to Texas from Fort Polk, a U.S. Army training post in Louisiana.
A war was on, and Sgt. Adam Brazil could only sit, wait, wonder, pray, worry.

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Doris Reynolds and Dee Patterson are this year's Oroville May Festival Grand Marshals. The identical twins say they are proud and excited to be the Grand Marshals and look forward to the May Festival festivities. Photo by Gary DeVon

Dee and Doris chosen as 2012 May Festival Grand Marshals

OROVILLE – The Meyers twins, better known locally as Dee Paterson and Doris Reynolds, have been selected to be this year’s grand marshals for May Festival.

“We were shocked when the girls told us… we are really proud that they asked us,” said Doris and Dee about the news they were chosen.

A common sight around Oroville, the twins belong to several volunteer organizations, including the American Legion Auxiliary, the Oroville Grange, Royal Neighbors and Rebeccas, as well as being very involved in the United Methodist Church.

“We feel when you volunteer it makes for a better place,” said Dee.

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Bob Thompson's model shows his intent for the dual housing units being constructed at Pleasant Glade, just west of downtown Tonasket. Photo by Brent Baker

Tour gives glimpse of permaculture-oriented intentional community

TONASKET – As part of its weekend-long Earth Day celebration, the Community Cultural Center of Tonasket arranged a tour of Bob and Jane Thompson’s home.

Of course, this isn’t your grandfather’s log cabin we’re talking about.

The Thompsons built Okanogan County’s first underground home from 1980-84 while simultaneously working their wood stove business, Wizard Works.

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OCTC Quarterly meeting May, 10

TONASKET – The Okanogan County Tourism Council will hold its next quarterly membership meeting on Thursday, May 10 at the Community Cultural Center in Tonasket starting at 6 p.m. for a short social time.

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Hank Rawson

Rawson seeks seat on Superior Court bench

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County District Court Judge Hank Rawson is seeking the Superior Court Judge position being vacated by Jack Burchard.

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Tonasket approves school day extension plan

TONASKET – It won’t happen all at once, but the Tonasket School District will begin the process of lengthening its school day after its board of directors approved superintendent Paul Turner’s proposal at the Monday, April 23, school board meeting.

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Oroville School Supt. asks OK to get out of contract

OROVILLE – While many suspected a shake up of the Oroville School Board, most were surprised when the superintendent asked release from his contract if he found another job.

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Oroville High School senior Leo Delgado proposed installing irrigation to water the plants and flowers along the Pedestrian Project sidewalk on the south end of town. The drip irrigation would be placed under bark and the pipe would have to cross undernea

Oroville spraying for mosquitoes again this year

OROVILLE – Oroville will continue the popular mosquito spraying program it began last summer and has agreed to combine with Omak and Okanogan on the bid for materials and application.

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Trish Butler

Butler filing for reelection to PUD Commission

OMAK – Trish Butler has announce her intention to file for election to another term as an Okanogan County Public Utility District Commissioner.

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Judge Heidi Smith

Smith to seek election to District Court

OKANOGAN – Heidi E. Smith, who was appointed to take Chris Culp’s seat on the District Court bench, has announced she will seek election as judge in the upcoming November general election.

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