Fire District Commission announces meetings

ORONDO — The Douglas County Fire District 4 Commission has announced its schedule of meetings for 2019. The commission meets the third Wednesday of each month at Fire Station 1 located at 13996 Highway 2 in Orondo. All meetings are held at 5:30 p.m. and are open to the public. Meeting dates are Feb. 20, March 20, April 17, May 15, June 19, July 17, Aug. 21, Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 20 and Dec....
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Santa open house in Orondo

Douglas County Fire District 4 at Orondo provided an afternoon of festivities Dec. 15 during its annual Santa open house. Chief Jim Oatey and his crew kept busy welcoming children and parents from 2 to 4 p.m.
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Building relationships at Orondo

About 50 Orondo residents gathered at the school gymnasium Dec. 7 for a potluck supper and conversation, a mission of Orondo Partnerships to bring the community together.
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District 4 levy narrowly passes

Three weeks after the Nov. 6 general election, results for the Douglas County Fire District 4 fire and emergency services levy were finally conclusive. Election results certified on Nov. 27 show that the levy passed by four votes.
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Fire at Pine Canyon Growers

ORONDO — Firefighters battled a three-alarm structure fire in a fruit warehouse belonging to Pine Canyon Growers on Sunday evening, Nov. 25. The fire was reported in the 20 block of Orondo Loop Road just after 5 p.m. Crews from Chelan County and Douglas County responded to the scene. The building housed the company’s sorting facilities, cold-storage rooms and offices, Pine Canyon Growers...
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Fellowship, movie at Orondo church

Members and constituents of Orondo Community Church gathered Nov. 17 for food, fellowship and to watch a movie. “This is something I have had on my heart to do,” Pastor Bill Lane said.
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Bingo Night fun in Orondo

Bingo Night at Orondo provides community fun while raising scholarship funds for students. The school gymnasium was filled to capacity for Bingo Night on Nov. 2, sponsored by Orondo Community Scholarships.
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Theater production at Orondo

Sixty-one students joined with Missoula Children’s Theatre to present "Alice in Wonderland" for the Orondo community on Oct. 27.
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Fire destroys motorhome near Orondo

Fire destroyed a motorhome Oct. 25 on Highway 97, about 10 miles north of Orondo. The vehicle was traveling along the highway when flames erupted out of the engine compartment in the back cabin.
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Club at Orondo keeps kids active

If you drove by Orondo School on Tuesday or Thursday afternoons in October, you may have seen a group of third to fifth grade children participating in the Run and Other Fun Club.
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