Brock Hires

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Santa Claus plans stop in Conconully

Santa Claus will arrive Saturday, Dec. 3, to host a childrenís party at the Conconully Community Hall, 219 N. Main St.

Shoppers have choice of several bazaars

Shoppers will have their choice of bazaars - many with homemade desserts and soups for lunch - this weekend as Christmas shopping goes into full swing.

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Tonasket gears up for Winterfest

Events kick off tomorrow night

Though the forecast shows no snow expected this weekend, that's not stopping the Tonasket Chamber of Commerce from putting on the annual Winterfest this weekend.

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Snow brings travel delays, power outage

While winter weather had not struck the Okanogan Valley floor as of press time Friday, several neighboring communities in higher elevations saw snow, downed trees and power outages.

Some Sabra hummus products recalled

Sabra Dipping Co. LLC is recalling certain hummus products made prior to Nov. 8 because of concerns over Listeria monocytogenes, which was identified at the manufacturing facility but not in tested finished product.

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Community dinner deemed a success

It's often said, "'tis the season for giving." Nothing could be truer than last Thursday at the Red Rock Saloon, as more than 50 people crowded the bar and eatery for a community potluck dinner.

House fire claims life of Oroville woman

The investigation continues into the cause of a house fire that claimed the life of a local woman.

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Snow may delay holiday travels

If your Thanksgiving plans call for traveling over mountain passes this week, you may want to allow some extra time to reach your destination.

Economy spurs more holiday travel

AAA projects that 48.7 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home this Thanksgiving, an increase of one million travelers compared with last year.

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Student art honors veterans

Youngsters from Tonasket elementary and middle schools took part in a challenge - hosted by the U.S. Armed Forces Legacy Project - to decorate local storefronts with tributes to veterans.

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