Five register to run in Okanogan County

OKANOGAN – As of 5 p.m. on June 9, only five candidates had registered to run for positions in Okanogan county, according to the county auditor’s office. Registration closed June 6.

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<html>  <head>  </head>  <body>    <p align="right"><i>Submitted by Career Tech teacher Ed Naillon</i>    </p>    <p>Students begin assembly of the roof section of the gazebo.    </p>  </body></html>

Career Tech class building gazebo for Centennial Park

OROVILLE – Career and Technical Education teacher Ed Naillon appreciates that the Centennial Park Committee thought of his students when they needed a gazebo built for the new park.

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<html>  <head>  </head>  <body>    <div align="right"><i>Photo by Terry Mills</i>    </div>    <p>    </p>    <p>    Jessie Hedlund (right) and Jessie Attwood greet friends and family after the ceremony at Tonasket High School.    </p>  </body></html>

Tonasket High School produces 67 new graduates

TONASKET – Saturday marked a major milestone in the lives of 67 young adults.

On June 7, 2008, those 67 went from high school students to high school graduates in a two-hour ceremony in the Tonasket High School gym.

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<div align="right"><i> Photo by Gary DeVon</i></div><p></p><p>Judy Roel receives congratulations from her parents Bob and Vera after last Saturday’s Commencement Ceremonies for the OHS Class of 2008.</p>

‘Taking Care of Business:’ Oroville graduates Class of 2008

OROVILLE – Tam Hutchinson encouraged the 2008 graduates of Oroville High School to go forth with pride in their community.

Hutchinson was introduced Saturday afternoon by Zac Kinman, the class salutatorian, who said the teacher and coach was the class’ unanimous pick. Kinman recounted that Hutchinson was also their guest speaker at their eighth-grade promotion ceremony.

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<div align="right"><i> Photo by Amy Veneziano</i></div><p></p><p>Grand Marshall Neil Robinson, outside, salutes the crowd from a vintage car.</p>

Founder’s Day Parade goers enjoyed the sunshine

TONASKET – Warm weather and clear skies helped bring out the crowds this Founder’s Day in Tonasket.

However, rain Sunday morning dashed circus hopes.

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<div align="right"><i> Submitted photo</i></div><p></p><p>Hornet catcher Nathan Thompson was selected for the NCW “B” League First Team All League.</p>

Thompson Named to First Team NCW ‘B’ League

OROVILLE – Oroville senior catcher Nathan Thompson was selected by the NCW “B” League Coaches to the First Team All League. Thompson, who batted .419 in the regular season, was a unanimous choice by league coaches.

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William Henry Balmes

William Henry Balmes, age 69, born June 4, 1938 in Oroville died March 24, 2008 in Spangle, WA.

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Chief Randy Wheat

Randy Wheat

Randy K. Wheat, age 49, of Oroville passed away on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at Central Washington Hospital, after a courageous battle with cancer.

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Paul Christensen

Paul “Tubes” Christensen died at his home in Oroville on Monday, May 19, 2008. He was born on December 18, 1953, in Tonasket to Oscar and Evelyn Christensen.

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Dale Sparber

Dale Sparber, Mayor of the City of Omak, died at Mid-Valley Hospital on May 22, 2008.

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<html>  <head>  </head>  <body>    <p><i>Photo by Gary DeVon</i>    </p>    <p>    Ardie Halvorsen and Dee Patterson laid a wreath at the headstone of Major Hodges. The Oroville American Legion Post is named in honor of Hodges who died in World War I. Aft

In honor of those who gave their lives in service of their country

OROVILLE – The flags of two countries joined together to honor those who gave their lives in service of their country at a Memorial Day Ceremony held at Oroville’s Riverview Cemetery Monday.

Members of the American Legion from Oroville and Royal Canadian Legion from Osoyoos served as Color Guard at the ceremony which began at 10 a.m. As the Color Guard marched the flags of their two countries, as well as the Union Jack and the United Nations Flag, amongst others, waved majestically as well as colorfully, in the breeze. Veterans and those that joined them in the ceremony then came to attention as “The Star Spangled Banner” and “Oh, Canada” were played.

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