Oroville man dies in tragic rollover accident

LOOMIS – A 19 year-old Oroville man was killed late Saturday evening, Oct. 6, when the vehicle he was riding in rolled over an embankment near Loomis about one-half mile up Wannacut Lake road.

Justin A. Reese was fatally injured and the driver of the car and another passenger were both transported to North Valley Hospital in Tonasket, according to Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers.

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Dress for Success

Dress for Success

Oroville Business Leadership Class students chose Friday Sept. 28 as their first “Dress for Success” day.

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Tiger senior quarterback Sean Timmerman looks to create yardage at midfield against Brewster on Friday night. Despite a scoreless second half, the Bears beat Tonasket 21-13.

Bears outlast Tigers for aerial win Friday

TONASKET – Brewster used aerial dominance taking a 21-13 first half lead while the Tigers couldn’t convert scoring opportunities when they had to.

After a scoreless second half defensive struggle, the Bears made their victory stand up, walking away with a road win and their second Caribou Trail League victory.

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Ethel J. Finley

Ethel J. Finley, 90, of Marysville, Wash. passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2007 at Sacred Heart Adult Home in Marysville.

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Willa Virginia Petty

Willa Petty has gone to that great garden in the sky. Willa passed away quietly on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007 in Kirkland, Wash.

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Don’t want to be shortest or slowest

Dear editor,

“Here is a bare tail”

“Says Dennis the Menace” Grizzlies are carnivorous: flesh and blood “yours” when they evolve in the spring: look at the pictures in Aug. 23 Gazette, that’s flesh. He said lots of feed in the Pasayten; said they did a study on whole $$, and I was told I was a troublemaker, so were Lewis and Clark, Davy Crockett, etc., now Bill Petry.

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Hold your head up and don’t be afraid

Dear editor,

I don’t know if I’ll actually send this letter in as it’s being typed out of basically emotion; but if you are reading it, then I guess I sent it in. Gee, that’s logical isn’t it?

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Community Bulletin Board 1

Local food banks

OROVILLE – The Oroville food bank operates every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., excluding holidays, in the basement of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. For more information, call Jeff Austin at 476-3978 or Jessica Lakey at 476-3817.

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Republic-based poet Ceb ‘Don and co-publisher of Caledonia Pax Cultura, an Okanogan Highlands based literary quarterly.

Area poet embraces Okanogan Highlands artistry

TONASKET – After having traveled all over the country, Republic-based poet Ceb ‘Don realized “this is it.”

“Something inside of me, a little voice, told me that this was the place.”

Describing his decision four years ago to come to North Central Washington and live, ‘Don urged a group of Tonasket Alternative High School students Monday that they too “can accomplish their dreams.”

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Oroville Mayor Chuck Spieth awards Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune managing editor, Gary DeVon, a certificate of achievement and Oroville’s ‘Key to the City’ Sept. 27 to commemorate DeVon’s 20 years of G-T newspaper journalism.

Gary DeVon, celebrates 20 years of journalism

OROVILLE – Marking 20 years of community journalism in Northern Okanogan County, Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune managing editor, Gary DeVon, was honored for his two decades of service at a Sept. 27 surprise party by Oroville city officials and community members. Oroville Mayor Chuck Spieth noted the milestone by awarding DeVon with Oroville’s ‘Key to the City.’

“I remember Gary when he was just a lonely little character walking to school,” Spieth said after the event.

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Community Bulletin Board

Local food banks

OROVILLE – The Oroville food bank operates every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., excluding holidays, in the basement of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. For more information, call Jeff Austin at 476-3978 or Jessica Lakey at 476-3817.

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