Submitted photos	Trevor and Caroline Johnson with their children. The Johnsons, Curt and Sue Daltroy and Lorenzo Arcari, have purchased the old Rainbow Resort on Spectacle Lake and will be reopening it as Sonora Point Resort in April. They plan many chang

Resort at Spectacle Lake opens under new management, new name

LOOMIS – The old Rainbow Resort Campground on Spectacle Lake has been purchased and reopened as the Sonora Point Resort.

The new owners are Trevor and Caroline Johnson, Lorenzo Arcari and Curt and Sue Daltroy. They all live in the Greater Vancouver Area of B.C. They will be opening for this camping season April 1 and will be open seven days a week though Sept. 30.

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New landscaping supply company will allow homeowners to DIY

OROVILLE – Jeff Bunnell will be opening Oroville Landscape Supply in May and will be supplying a wide-variety of materials for the do-it-yourself homeowner.

Bunnell, a retired firefighter from the Seattle area, already owns a mini-storage located at 140 Chesaw Road northeast of Oroville. Near this location he will have a supply of mulch, topsoil and decorative rock and gravel.

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Nursery still open at Baker’s Acres

TONASKET – Just because the heavy wood is gone doesn’t mean the place is closed.

Patty Baker’s nursery at Baker’s Acres is still open, even though her husband Rick has retired from the lumber and building supply side of things.

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<html>  <head>  </head>  <body>    <div align="right"><i>Photo by Gary DeVon</i>    </div>    <p>    </p>    <p>Rae Jean Hirst, a well-known cook in Oroville, is hanging up her apron.    </p>  </body></html>

Rae Jean Hirst puts in her last shift

OROVILLE – Rae Jean Hirst, who has been cooking Oroville’s meals in various restaurants in Oroville for the better part of four decades, is hanging up her apron and retiring.

Friends, co-workers and the owners of Yo Yo’s Restaurant, Roger and Hazel McClendon, wished her all the best with a small party in the restaurant’s lounge following her final shift last Friday.

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<html>  <head>  </head>  <body>    <div align="right"><i>Photo by Terry Mills</i>    </div>    <p>    </p>    <p>The Tonasket High School tennis team boys are Aaron Bharucha, Karl Bharucha, Zach Clarkson, Terrell Cross, Zach Ferriel, Jeff Hunlock, Corbin

Tonasket Tiger Tennis in full swing

Yellow and blue have taken over the tennis courts.

The Tonasket High School tennis team began their spring season last week with two away games and one home meet.

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Fredrick Joe Hardenburgh

Fredrick Joe Hardenburgh died on April 11, 2008 at Sunbridge Care Center in Moses Lake, Wash. as a result of complications from diabetes and kidney disease.

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Patricia Ann Finley

Patricia “Pat” Ann Finley, 68, of Oroville entered into heaven on Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee after a brave and continuing battle with diabetes.

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John Beedle

John Beedle, of Oroville, died on April 7, 2008 in Oroville. He was born on April 26, 1955 in Oceanside, Calif. to parents Cliff and Delores Beedle.

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Audrey Inlow

Audrey L. Inlow

Audrey L. Inlow age 65 of Tonasket died on Thursday, April 10, 2008 at North Valley Extended Care in Tonasket.

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<div align="right"><i> G-T File Photo</i></div><p></p><p>Tonasket City Attorney Mick Howe with Police Officer Janet Storey after a civil service hearing in Tonasket.</p>

Judge rules Tonasket must rehire fired policewoman

TONASKET – After 11 months, a decision has come down about Janet Storey. Storey, a Tonasket Police Officer fired by the city in 2007 has been given back her job, as well as 10 months back pay.

Okanogan County Superior Court revised the decision of the Tonasket Chief of Police and the Tonasket Civil Service Board. Chief Rob Burks fired Storey May 7, 2007 and the local civil service board and an outside arbitrator refused to overrule the police chief at hearings held on the matter.

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<p align="right"><i> Photo by Bob Thornton</i></p><p>Tonasket athlete Jacob Longmire won the high jump in Cashmere April 12, jumping five feet, eight inches.</p>

Tonasket track has good week

TONASKET – It was a good week for Tonasket track athletes.

The team headed to the Brewster Co-Ed Relays April 8. Every running event was a relay with two girls and two boys, and in the field events a girl and boy team, according to Tiger track coach Bob Thornton.

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