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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Lady Tigers spiked by Okanogan and Cascade

TONASKET – Mayte Ortega’s serves were brutal (12 aces), Amber Allen and Cierra Silverthorn were tenacious in registering multiple kills and the Lady Tigers started to play fairly even, overcoming a 21-25 first game defeat before going on to take the next three games (25-15, 25-11 and 25-11) against Cashmere Sept. 19.

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Two from Oroville arrested on drug charges in morning raid

OROVILLE – Two Oroville area residents were arrested Monday, Sept. 17 on drug charges a week after one of them brought her two year-old son to North Valley Hospital suffering with burns to the mouth and skin.

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Larry DeVon

Larry D. DeVon

Larry DeVon, age 67 of Oroville, Washington, died on Thursday, March 30, 2006 in Wenatchee, Washington. He was born on May 7, 1938 in Okanogan, Washington to Albert and Dora (Bush) DeVon.

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