Governor declares flood ‘State of Emergency’ in Eastern Washington

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee late yesterday proclaimed a state of emergency for Eastern Washington counties responding to flood conditions.

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Special flood meeting to be held in Tonasket this evening

TONASKET – A special city council meeting will be held this evening, May 11, at 5 p.m. at Tonasket City Hall for an ordinance to be adopted declaring an emergency related to flood protection to hopefully bring in more resources. Tonasket citizens are working hard volunteering time, resources and equiptment to help those in need, [...]

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Beulah McDougall

Beulah was born May 29, 1928 in Okanogan to Ralph and Agnes Orr VanBrunt. She passed away May 3, 2018, at North Valley Extended Care in Tonasket, Washington.

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How deep is your love: community members pitch in to fill and deliver sandbags

TONASKET – Today’s rain isn’t squelching volunteers’ efforts to pitch in and fill sandbags for anyone in need with record flooding expected by the weekend.

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Lake Osoyoos Association issues second flood alert

OROVILLE – “The water is higher and rising more…” The lake at 915.12. How much higher will it go? Oh, to be able to tell the future… I think we can expect it to go to 916ft at least, possibly 916.50 or to 917 ft. But that is just a guess, really.

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Pauline E. Curtis

Our dear sweet mom, grandma, aunt and friend, Pauline Curtis, 90, passed away peacefully in Spokane at the home of her daughter on April 3, 2018. Polly was born in Oroville, Washington on August 13, 1927 to parents Thomas C. and Gladys (Anderson) O’Neill. She graduated from Tonasket High School in 1944 and attended Kinman [...]

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May Festival’s ‘Big Top Extravaganza’ this weekend

OROVILLE- Queen Jennifer Cisneros and Princesses Madison Whiteaker are extending a royal invitation to attend this year’s 84nd Oroville May Festival with events on Friday and Saturday, May 13 and 14. The festivities start off with the crowning of the royalty on Friday at 7 p.m. in the Coulton Auditorium.

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Elva Helm says she ‘honored’ to be May Fest Grand Marshal

OROVILLE — Her life is a rich quilt, not unlike the ones she creates to donate to raise money for various causes and events, perhaps that’s why Elva Helm was selected as this year’s May Festival Grand Marshal.

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Lake Level Alert: ‘The water is high and rising’

OROVILLE – The Lake Osoyoos Association (LOA) has issued an alert about lake levels rising, as well as flooding in the Okanogan and Similkameen rivers.

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Benefit, donations, raise more than $40,000 for Jack & Theresa Nelson

A benefit for Jack and Theresa Nelson last Saturday evening at the American Legion Hall. raised $33,411….

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Arlin J. Rhoads

Arlin J. Rhoads, age 85, of Golconda, IL passed away April 21, 2018 at his residence in Golconda, IL. Arlin was born on November 24, 1932 to the late Nathaniel Rutter and Corine (Cornwall) Rhoads in Glenburn, North Dakota. He married Mary Glass on June 8, 1957.

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