The court dismissed Nov. 10 two charges against Joseph Michael Foreman, 23, Okanogan: possession of a stolen motor vehicle and third-degree possession of stolen property. The charges were dismissed with prejudice.
TONASKET – Budget season has begun, a usually painful necessity for most municipalities.
City Clerk/Treasurer Alice Attwood said during a public hearing at the Tuesday, Sept. 23, city council meeting that the city’s sales tax income has remained level.
Cross Country Oroville’s Sierra Speiker wins second straight Class 1B/2B state title and third overall with a time of 18:20.41. Other area 1B/2B results: Liberty Bell boys 5th as a team (Daily and Klemmeck 6th and 7th); Republic 7th as a team (Forsman and Reiss 8th and 12th). Area 1A results – Girls – Cascade’s [...]
OMAK – Okanogan County School Retirees’ Association meeting 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 30 for a no-host luncheon meeting at Koala Street Grill in Omak. Program presenter, Derina Phillips of Derina’s Flower Basket, will teach members how to create a Christmas table decoration. Bring a medium gift bag and wire cutters for the project. For more information call (509) 422-3393.
Final Farmer’s Market
OROVILLE – The Oroville Public Library will host their lasttwo Farmer’s Market for the 2009 season on Saturday, Oct. 24 and Saturday, Oct.31 9 a.m. until 12 p.m.
Community Fund Raiser
TONASKET – A fund raiser, for Samantha Culp, who is traveling to Denver for American Idol tryouts on July 12, competing in the Colgate Country Showdown this summer and taking professional singing lessons, is being held on Friday, June 26 at 7 p.m. at the Community Cultural Project. There will be a dessert auction and desserts and drinks sold by donation. Call (509) 486-2061 for more information.
Pilots Association meeting
TONASKET – The Washington Pilots Association will meet Thursday, Nov. 20 at Whistler’s Restaurant in Tonasket beginning with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Perry Huston is coming to from the county planning department to discuss the latest planning regarding airports in the county. For more information contact Justin Smith at (509) 775-3911.
Free Meditation class
OROVILLE – The Humuh Meditation center is offering a freeclass titled, “Turning Ignorance into illumination” on Thursday, Nov. 13 from 7p.m. to 8 p.m. at the meditation center, 1314 Main St., Oroville. Everyone iswelcome to attend.
NORTH COUNTY – The Oroville and Tonasket Chambers of Commerce are sponsoring a Watchable Wildlife Weekend from May 23 to May 25 with a full schedule of opportunities to enjoy the flora and fauna of Okanogan County.
Friday, May 23
The weekend begins the evening of Friday, May 23 with “The Best Dam Tour in Oroville.” The Porters will be giving rides from Lake Osoyoos Veterans Memorial State Park down the Okanogan River to Zosel’s dam aboard their family party boat. They promise views of beaver dams, waterfowl and other interesting sights along the way. The boat will then return to the park. Departure times will be announced next week.
Saturday, May 24
The next day, Saturday, May 24, starting at 8 a.m. there is the Forde Lake Narrated Nature Hike. Participants are asked to join Dale and Kathy Swedberg as they team up to discuss the flora and fauna calling the Sinlahekin Wildlife Area home. This is a one-mi1e hike at a snail’s pace between Conner and Forde Lakes. The Swedbergs will lead the hike and discuss wildflowers, butterflies, birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians of the area.
Dale Swedberg, manager of the wildlife area, will talk about fire ecology, ponderosa pine forest and management and the history of the area. The hike presents a great opportunity to see the bird blind and put it in use.
The hike is on uneven ground with some short, steep, uphill climbs and the scenery is second to none, according to Swedberg, who will also answer questions about the new trails in this area.
To find the Sinlahekin Wildlife Area go south out of Loomis (6.5 miles) or north out of Conconully (15 miles) on the Sinlahekin Road to Forde Lake.
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.
TONASKET – The Tonasket food bank operates every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at 300 S. Whitcomb Ave. Drop-offs can be made at Tonasket Tavern. For more information, call Jack Gavin at 486-2480 or Debby Curren at 486-2459.
OROVILLE – A benefit spaghetti dinner for Kasey Cockle will be held at the Eagles on Saturday, April 12 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Live music by the Round’s Brothers can be heard from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. For more information call 476-2903.