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.

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.

Celebrating 20 years

OROVILLE – A surprise party potluck in honor of Gary DeVon’s 20 years of service for the Gazette-Tribune will be held tonight, Thursday, Sept. 27, at 6 p.m. at the Oroville American Legion. Come celebrate and congratulate Gary on his outstanding 20 years of service.

Oil Painting Class

RIVERSIDE – The Okanogan County Artist Association will be hosting an oil painting class, taught by Robert Walton, Oct. 17 through 19 at the Mount Olive Grange in Riverside. Attendees will be able to purchase all necessary supplies at the workshop from the club; cost for all three days is $120. For more information call (509) 422-5836 or Lynnes Welch (509) 826-2900.

Cleaning Party

TONASKET – The Community Cultural Center in Tonasket is having a Cleaning Party on Sunday, Sept. 30 at 10 a.m. Please bring bucket, rags, rubber gloves, wear work clothes and bring a little snack to share.

Oroville MOPS

OROVILLE – MOPS stands for Mothers of Preschoolers and will meet the first and third Tuesday’s of the month. First Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. and third Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Meetings will be held at the Oroville Free Methodist Church. All mothers with one or more children under six years are welcome to attend.

Johnny Thorp Scholarship Ride

OROVILLE – The Johnny Thorp III Scholarship ride is being held on Saturday, Oct. 6. Volunteers are needed to help, to donate prizes to the ride and to participate in the ride. The adult high hand will be $200 and low hand will be $100, cost is $5 per hand; the more you play the better your chances are of winning. For more information call Lauri at (509) 485-2470 or Kymi at (509) 485-2361.

New Adventure Playgroup

OROVILLE – This Adventure Playgroup is designed to be a regular socialization and playtime for children (0 – 5 yrs.) and their parents. Weekly playdates on Mondays (10 a.m. to 12 p.m.) will happen two to three times a month and will meet behind the Oroville Public Library. Any and all local moms and/ or dads and their children are welcome to attend. Call Jessica at (509) 560-3305 or email

Fire Commissioner Meeting

TONASKET – The Fire Commissioners of Okanogan Fire District #16 in Aeneas Valley will have their next meeting on Monday, Oct. 1 at 6 p.m. This meeting will be held at 603 Aeneas Valley Rd. The public is invited to attend. Call Sam Wright at (509) 486-4800 for more information.

Barter Faire Booth

TONASKET – The Community Cultural Center (CCC) would like to have a booth at the Family Barter Faire so we’ll be selling raffle tickets for a quilt made by Jackie Chambers. Tickets cost $1. Also they will be selling tickets for the “50/ 50 split”. The winner will be drawn on Sunday at the Faire and will get 50 percent of the money taken in. For more information call River at (509) 486-1328.

Pie Auction & Chili Feed

WAUCONDA – The Wauconda Hall Association will be holding their world famous Pie Auction & Chili Feed on Sunday, Oct. 7 at 1 p.m. Call (509) 779-4081 for more information or visit

Solid Waste Advisory meeting

OKANOGAN – A Solid Waste Advisory Committee meeting will be held on Monday, Oct. 1 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and will meet in the Health Department Conference room at the Public Services Building, 1234 2nd Ave. S., Okanogan.

Meeting date change

OROVILLE – the Oroville Rural EMS Commissioner meeting date has been changed from Wednesday, Oct. 3 to Thursday, Oct. 4. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Beth at 476-2817.

Fall Book Sale

OROVILLE – The annual Fall Book Sale at the Oroville Library is on Friday, Oct. 5 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 6 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Paperbacks cost $0.25 and Hardcovers are $0.50. All proceeds benefit the library. Please drop used book donations to the library by Oct. 4.

Lake Osoyoos Association

OROVILLE – The revived Lake Osoyoos Association meets Thursday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Okanogan Borderlands Museum (a.k.a. “The Depot”) in Oroville to adopt Vision and Mission Statements, accept nominations for officers and get a report on the Osoyoos Lake Water Science Forum.

Screening clinic

OMAK – A free screening clinic will be held on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Omak Medical Clinic, 916 Koala Dr., to help identify children in our area who can benefit from specialized care available at Shriners Hospitals for Children. All services provided at the clinics and at the Shriners hospitals are paid for by Shriners and public donations. For more information call (509) 624-2762 or 1-800-369-2762.

OSCRA Meeting

OMAK – Okanogan County School Retirees Association (OCSRA) members will meet Friday, Sept. 28 at 11 a.m. at the Koala Street Grill in Omak. For more information call Marge at (509) 422-3105.