<p align="right"><i> Photo by Gary DeVon </i></p><p>Colleen Brown (left) stands next to the new temporary location of the Washington State Liquor Store. Next door is Steve Smith and his Grange Insurance Agency. Both businesses had to move after the buildi

Temporary Oroville Contract Liquor Store now 0pen

OLYMPIA – Oroville Contract Liquor Store No. 565 is now open at a temporary location at 2311 Main St. (north of NAPA) in Oroville. A permanent location is expected to open by January 2009.

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New source of driveway rock in the Highlands

Advanced Forest Management, owned by Jim and Jean Vernon, has started a new branch of business. They have opened a small rock quarry just south of Chesaw.

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<p align="right"><i> Photo by Gary DeVon</i></p><p>Gary Dobbins, Oroville Branch Manager of Baines Title and Escrow</p>

Dobbins heads up Baines Title and Escrow team in Oroville

OROVILLE – Gary Dobbins is the new branch manager at the Oroville branch of Baines Title and Escrow.

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Photo by Amy Veneziano	Fitness instructor Melody Williams is armed and ready to work – out, that is – with a Swiss ball near her temporary Tonasket home.

New fitness instructor brings more bounce options to Tonasket

TONASKET – There’s a new fitness option in town if sweating it out on the treadmill just isn’t your style.

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Photo by Amy Veneziano	Stephanie Bradley stands behind a new trophy case installed recently at II Sisters Video Store. The Bradley’s bought the store and added the trophy and sign-making business in April.

II Sisters in Tonasket under new ownership

TONASKET – A long-time Tonasket store is under new ownership.

Jerry and Stephanie Bradley bought the II Sisters Video Store on Whitcomb Avenue on April 16. They have since sold their house in Enumclaw and moved east.

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Out of My Mind

TheFourth of July is one of my favorite celebrations of the year and here in theNorth Okanogan we’re lucky to have both the Chesaw Fourth of July Rodeo and theOroville Community Fireworks at Deep Bay Park.

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Letters to the Editor 1

Arising tide will float all boats

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Dear Editor,

RE:Three previous reader opinions – Christy Lindberg on June 5, Ryan Frazier onMay 22 and Bob Cunningham. I just wanted to thank all of these writers fortaking the time to express their opinions about Veranda Beach, tourism andtheir combined belief in wanting to see Oroville continue to prosper for futuregenerations. I have always made an effort to be part of the community I workand live in without thinking the only reason is to make the company I work forlook good. Making a positive difference for the community by growing a goodbusiness is part of what I do as part of the resort industry.

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Jane Dexter

Jane Dexter, age 71, passed away on June 17, 2008 at North Valley Extended Care in Tonasket.

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Alcie Marie Pickering

Alcie Marie Pickering, 82, passed away peacefully in her pretty purple robe on June 8, 2008 in Ellensburg, Wash. after a brief illness and with her two loving daughters at her side.

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Submitted photo	National Rodeo Champ John Young has local grandfather and great-grandparents.

Iowa rodeo champ has North County roots

IOWA – A national youth rodeo champion has very local roots.

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submitted by Jim Barker	Although it was Kid’s Fishing Day, all ages were allowed to fish during the event. The church provided onshore games, food, poles and rides in boats to help the young angles hook the big ones.

Local church puts on Kid’s Fishing Day

LOOMIS – Bible Faith Family Church of Oroville puts on a Kid’s Fishing Day every year on free fishing day in June.

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