Tonasket Council votes to ban skateboards from some downtown sidewalks

TONASKET – Skateboards and bikes are no longer legal on some city sidewalks.

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<p align="right"><em>Photo by Gary DeVon</em></p><p>    Artist David Heck began his part of the Centennial Mural Project with a painting of a local vineyard. The Bothell-based artist is well-known for his work on the west side of the state where he has be

Seattle area artist brings new colors to mural wall

OROVILLE – David Heck is known up and down the west coast as a respected mural artist, but this is the first time he’s plied his trade in the this neck of the woods, he says.

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<div align="right"><em>Photos by Gary A. DeVon</em></div><p></p><p>    Centennial Airport Day last Saturday started with a pancake breakfast cooked up and served by volunteers with lots of help from local Cub Scouts. More than 100 breakfasts were served t

Oroville’s Centennial continues with Incorporation Day Saturday

OROVILLE – Oroville kicked-off a week of Centennial Celebration last Friday – and it’s all leading up to a big 100th birthday party on Saturday, Aug. 2.

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Lois J. Campbell

Lois J. Campbell, age 75, of Tonasket passed away July 19, 2008 at North Valley Hospital.

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Inabel M. Fish

Inabel M. Fish, age 93, went to be with the Lord on July 17, 2008. She was born in Wauconda.

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Hollis D. Cox

On Friday, July 18, 2008 the life of an exceptional man, Hollis Dean Cox, came to a peaceful end. The three people he loved most in his life were at his side.

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Oroville Mayor declares burning ban

OROVILLE – Due to tinder-dry conditions Oroville’s Fire Chief requested and received a declaration of a city-wide burning ban from Mayor Chuck Spieth.

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Centennial Celebration kick-off party Friday, July 25Airport Day, Saturday,

OROVILLE – It’s ‘Let’s get this party started’ with the kick-off to Oroville’s Centennial Incorporation Week beginning Friday, July 25 and culminating in the big event, Incorporation Day, on Saturday, Aug. 2.

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Russell Edgar Millard

Russell Edgar Millard was born on Dec. 12, 1917 in Des Moines, Iowa. He was the son of Louie Luther Millard Sr. and Alice Broyles Millard. He was one of seven children, three brothers and three sisters. Russell was educated in local schools in Des Moines and Adel, Iowa. He attended Lewis and Clark College in Lewiston, Idaho throughout various years of his career.

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<html>  <head>  </head>  <body>    <p align="right"><i>Photo by Amy Veneziano</i>    </p>    <p>    Checking out the damage was an exciting adventure for some local kids, who found this tree behind the EMS building in Tonasket.

Gusts of up to 74 miles an hour recorded in Oroville during storm

OROVILLE – The north half of Okanogan County took the brunt of an unusual summer windstorm with gusts recorded as high as 74 miles an hour in Oroville.

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<html>  <head>  </head>  <body>    <p align="right"><i>Submitted photo</i>    </p>    <p>    Longtime Oroville teacher Lee Root retired recently after 34 years with the Oroville School District. He started teaching junior and senior high English and later

Retirement from teaching an emotional decision for Lee Root

OROVILLE – Lee Root accepted his first teaching job on his twenty-second birthday not realizing it would be a 34 year journey in education, all at Oroville schools.

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