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  • Etcetera

    May 17, 2018

    Oakesdale tea party Oakesdale resident Dolores Haley will host an afternoon tea Saturday, May 19, at 1 p.m. at the Oakesdale Library. The event includes a tasty sampling of delicious teas and traditional, delicate finger foods served on fine china and linens. Dolores will also share the art and history of tea parties. Seating is limited. To reserve a spot, contact the Oakesdale Library at 509-285-4310. Tekoa library sets film date Tekoa Library will show "Resilience," a one-hour documentary that delves into the science of Adverse Childhood...

  • Oakesdale students will present comedy

    Angy Dewan, Gazette Correspondent|Oct 25, 2012

    Oakesdale “Comic Book Artist” will be performed by Oakesdale High School students Saturday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. Students have been working on character development and blocking while adding their delightful humor since mid-September. This final week of practice has students tweaking performances and adjusting costumes. Admission will be $6 for adults and $4 for senior citizens and students.... Full story

  • Oakesdale News 7/14/11

    Angy Dewan, Gazette Correspondent|Jul 14, 2011

    Oakesdale Over 100 descendants of Anna and George Pittmann’s 10 children gathered in the Oakesdale park on Saturday, July 9, for a family reunion and picnic. Margie Anderson, 98, Potlatch, and LaVerne Pittmann, 90, Oakesdale, were the two of Anna and George’s children in attendance. Lewis Pittmann, 91, was unable to attend. The Jim Pittmann family organized the get together. Oakesdale Class of 66 had their 45-year class reunion Saturday with 14 classmates and their spouses gathering at Art and Sue Dorval’s home in the Spokane Valley. They...

  • Oakesdale graduates collect awards during Class Night

    Angy Dewan|Jun 9, 2011

    Oakesdale Class Night was last Thursday at the Oakesdale gym. Seniors were Debby Betz, Abby Israel, Lance Lindgren, Britney Radford, Trevor Renstrom, Michael Conklin, Alexandra Lanius, Annete Mason, Chloe Rambo and Amanda Tarbuck. Valedictorian award went to Chloe Rambo, Salutatorian Award to Abby Israel. Hannah Sheppard won Most Improved Art Award, Drama Leadership Award Anna Mills, Most Improved Musician Danielle Jones, Leadership Award Music Jeffrey DeGon, Farmington Academic Achievement Award Chloe Rambo and Debby Betz. Outstanding... Full story

  • Concert, art fest tonight

    May 12, 2011

    Oakesdale Oakesdale School will host their annual art festival and spring music concert Thursday evening at the school. Bridge Club was hosted by Nina Gregory at the Feeding Station in Tekoa last Thursday. Winning high prize was Wanda Brown, second high June Crow, traveling Theresa Lohman and Bingo Penny Rickett. Rosemary Henrickson will host next May 19 at The Feeding Station....

  • Plan ArtFest at Empire

    Angy Dewan, Gazette Correspondent|Apr 14, 2011

    Oakesdale Oakesdale Junior High and High School students will present their annual ArtsFest night Thursday April 14, at the Empire Theater in Tekoa at 7 p.m. The night will include performances by students in music, theater, dance and poetry readings. Art work will be displayed. Bridge Club was last Thursday at The Feeding Station in Tekoa. Winning high prize was Julie Zimmerman, Second High Rosemary Henrickson, Traveling Wanda Brown and Bingo Patty Johnson. Donna Fisher will host it next on April 21 at the Hill Ray in Colfa...

  • Assisted Living dinner

    Angy Dewan|Mar 10, 2011

    Oakesdale A spaghetti feed dinner will be this Friday, March 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Oakesdale School cafeteria. Cost is by donation with all proceeds going to benefit the Oakesdale Assisted Living Project. Oakesdale Library announces the start up of our new book club, Read it! Loved it! The book club meets every fourth Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the library with a potluck dinner and desert. Wednesday Letters by Jason F. Wright we will be discussed at the next session March 22. Oakesdale Library’s Food for Fines food drive finished with more t...

  • Winter concert tonight at Oakesdale

    Angy Dewan|Jan 13, 2011

    Oakesdale Oakesdale school will present their winter concert tonight, Thursday, Jan. 13, at 6:30 p.m. in the Oakesdale gym. Bridge Club was hosted by Nina Gregory at The Feeding Station in Tekoa last Thursday. Winning high prize was Wanda Brown, Second high Darlene Rickett, Traveling Theresa Lohman, Bingo Patty Johnson and Guest High Claudia Louk. Rosemary Henrickson will host the next session Jan. 20 at her home....

  • Yule program set Monday

    Angy Dewan|Dec 16, 2010

    Oakesdale Oakesdale Elementary will present their annual Christmas program Monday, Dec. 20, at 6:30 p.m. in the Oakesdale gym. Bridge Club met in Colfax last Thursday where they dined at Eddy’s and then went to Hill Ray where Donna Fisher was host. Winning high prize was June Crow, Second High Darlene Rickett, Traveling Marvel Ebert and Bingo Patty Johnson. The group will resume playing at the beginning of the year after the holidays. The annual Casey Lawson Nighthawk alumni game will be held the evening of Thursday, Dec. 23, in the O... Full story

  • Roper birthday fete slated at Oakesdale

    Angy Dewan|Nov 18, 2010

    Oakesdale Everyone is welcome to attend an 82nd birthday party for Wanda Roper at the Fire Station in Oakesdale, Sunday, Nov. 21, at 1 p.m. The event is hosted by her children and grandchildren. Local Boy Scouts collected 430 pounds of canned food for their local food drive project Saturday. The food has been donated to the local Oakesdale Tree of Sharing. Those boys collecting the food were Tyler and Shawn Bober, Garrett Dingman, Gavin Shrope and Kameron Dewan. Bridge Club was hosted recently by June Crow at the Feeding Station in Tekoa....

  • Oakesdale students present ‘Horror Night’

    Angy Dewan|Nov 4, 2010

    Oakesdale Oakesdale High presented their annual play last Saturday night in the Oakesdale gym. The cast consisted of 23 high school students participating as actors and stagehands for the production of Horror High. Bridge Club was recently hosted by Penny Rickett at the Feeding Station in Tekoa. Winning high prize was Darlene Rickett, 2nd High Nina Gregory, Traveling Marvel Ebert and Bingo Donna Fisher. June Crow will host Thursday in Tekoa at the Feeding Station. During October the Nighthawks have been supporting Breast Cancer Awareness with...

  • Oakesdale students will tour art exhibit

    Angy Dewan|Oct 14, 2010

    Oakesdale Students in the fourth through sixth grades Friday will travel to WSU Art Museum to see the Contemporary Australian Aboriginal art collection. The classes have been studying Australian aboriginal culture and will have a guest speaker who has traveled to Australia. The primary classes at Oakesdale School have been studying the Constitution with a variety of activities. They wrote their own version of the preamble. Oakesdale High School will present their annual play Saturday, Oct. 30. The play this year is “Horror High,” and 23 stu...

  • Kick-off Sunday set

    Angy Dewan|Sep 16, 2010

    Oakesdale Community Presbyterian Church of Oakesdale will have their kick-off Sunday this Sunday, Sept. 19. The Children and Youth Sunday Schools will begin at 9 a.m. Worship will begin at 10 a.m. led by the “Door Of Hope” Worship Band from Spokane. A potluck will follow. Oakesdale town wide yard sales will be Saturday, Oct. 2. A sign-up sheet is available at Crossett’s Grocery....

  • Oakesdale garage sales

    Angy Dewan|Jul 15, 2010

    Oakesdale Oakesdale’s annual community garage sale will be Saturday, July 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sign up at Crossett’s to be included on the map. Maps will be available the morning of the sale at Crossett’s. The mini-park between City Hall and Crossett’s has been completed. Grass has been planted and benches installed. Those helping complete the mini-park were George Cotterill, Bob Hooper, Dick Brown, Tom Crooks, George Dewan, Steven DeGon and Joey Hooper....

  • All-class reunion slated for Oakesdale

    Angy Dewan|Jul 1, 2010

    Oakesdale Oakesdale High School plans an all-class reunion Saturday, July 3, at the Oakesdale School. A pancake feed put on by the Oakesdale Fire Department from 7 to 10 a.m. at the Oakesdale Fire Station will begin the day. Check-in for the reunion will be from 11 to 12:30 in the gym. Dinner, catered by The Feeding Station, will begin at 1 p.m. The 2010 reunion planning committee includes Mike and Michelle Brown, Chris and Kari Ellis, Rodney Hubner, Ken and Karen Lindgren, Carl and Barbara Seutter, Rosemary Henrickson, Dennis Palmer, Kelli... Full story

  • Oakesdale students get awards

    Angy Dewan, Gazette Correspondent|Jun 10, 2010

    Oakesdale Awards Night was last Thursday night at the Oakesdale Gym. Desiree Chappell received the Scholarship Trophy and Spokane Falls Volleyball Scholarship. Drake Hinkins received the Ron Robinson Award, Leadership Trophy, Service Trophy, Outstanding Male Athlete, Whitman County Association of Realtors Scholarship, Colfax Grange Supply Scholarship, Oakesdale Ed. Assoc. Scholarship, Masonic Scholarship, Hope Chapter Scholarship, WSU Regents Scholarship, Carson Scholarship and Nighthawk Alumni Scholarship. Katie Graffis received the Oakesdale...

  • Plan Vacation Bible School

    Angy Dewan|Jun 3, 2010

    Oakesdale Oakesdale Presbyterian Church will conduct Vacation Bible School June 14-17 from 9:30 to noon. The theme this year is “High Seas Expectation” Exploring the Mighty Love of God. Bridge Club was hosted by June Hyden last Thursday at the Feeding Station in Tekoa. Winning high prize was Wanda Brown, Guest High Claudia Louk, Low Nina Gregory, Bingo Gretchen Peringer and Traveling Penny Rickett. Catherine Crowe also joined them for lunch. The group will take the summer off and will resume in the fall. Oakesdale High School’s annual class... Full story

  • Oakesdale books events

    Angy Dewan, Gazette Correspondent|May 6, 2010

    Oakesdale Oakesdale School will hold their annual Art Show/Spring Concert tonight, Thursday, May 6, at the school. The art show will start at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria followed by the concert at 7 p.m. in the gym. The Senior Class will have a Mother’s Day weekend car wash and bake sale Saturday, May 8, beginning at 9 a.m. (weather pending) at the Oakesdale Fire Station. Bridge Club was hosted by Wanda Brown at the Feeding Station in Tekoa last Thursday. Winning high prize was Nina Gregory, second high Jo Sturm, Traveling Darlene Rickett and B... Full story

  • Arts Fest tonight at Tekoa Empire

    Angy Dewan|Apr 22, 2010

    Oakesdale Arts Fest will be at the Tekoa Empire Theatre tonight, Thursday, April 22 beginning at 7 p.m., featuring music, artwork and writings of local students. Admission is by donation. Honor roll students were honored Wednesday in the school cafeteria with donuts and coffee with parents and community members. Bridge Club was hosted by Darlene Rickett at her home last Thursday. Winning high prize was Wanda Brown, Second High Nina Gregory, Traveling Donna Fisher and Bingo June Crow. Special guest who traveled down from Spokane to play was... Full story

  • Oakesdale Calendar order deadline

    Angy Dewan, Gazette Correspondent|Apr 8, 2010

    Oakesdale Orders for Oakesdale birthday community calendars are being taken by Brenda McFarling at the school until April 15. Changes should also be submitted. Bridge Club was hosted by Patty Johnson at the Oakesdale museum last week. Winning high prize was Donna Fisher, second June Crow, traveling Marvel Ebert and bingo Gretchen Peringer. Next session will be April 15. Oakesdale School will conduct a screening for all children birth up through five years next Friday, April 23. The free screening checks hearing, vision, speech and language,... Full story

  • Egg hunt set at Oakesdale

    Angy Dewan|Apr 1, 2010

    Oakesdale Oakesdale Park and Rec will host their annual Easter egg hunt Saturday April 3 at 10 a.m. at the Oakesdale Park for children 12 and under. The Oakesdale School District will conduct childfind screening for all children birth through five years Friday April 23, 2010. The screening checks hearing, vision, speech and language, motor and cognitive development. Please contact Brenda McFarling at the school, extension 126, to arrange a time. Seniors Drake Hinkins and Katie Graffis were crowned Prom King and Queen at the Whitman County Prom... Full story

  • K-bowl team places third

    Angy Dewan, Gazette Correspondent|Mar 11, 2010

    Oakesdale Oakesdale High School Knowledge Bowl Team placed third at District competition and qualified for state competition. Members of the team include Drake Hinkins, Alisa Jones, Cora Fisher, Jeffrey DeGon, Danielle Jones and Trevor Renstrom. They will compete March 27 at West Valley High. The combo of Anna Mills, Jeffrey DeGon, and Michael Conklin performed at the University of Idaho’s Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival Feb. 27. The competition this year used a rubric based scoring technique and their combo score sheet had numerous outstanding a...

  • Reunion meeting set

    Angy Dewan|Mar 4, 2010

    OAKESDALE Oakesdale’s all-school reunion committee will meet Sunday at 6 p.m. at the Oakesdale museum. They are still looking for volunteers to help out on some of the committees. A boy, Troy Thomas Ellis, was born to Shawn and Krissy Ellis of Spokane March 1, 2010. Troy weighed in at seven pounds, four ounces, and is the couple’s first child. Paternal grandparents are Chris and Kari Ellis of Oakesdale....

  • Oakesdale scouts Pinewood Derby winners

    Angy Dewan, Gazette Correspondent|Feb 25, 2010

    Oakesdale Matthew Hockett, Jessie Gladwill, Gavin Shrope, Kit Hockett, Sean Bober, Ryan Baljo, CJ Hansen, Dillon Meserve, LJ Peringer, Kameron Dewan, Tyler Bober, Max Curtis and Garrett Dingman. The Oakesdale scouts recently held their Pinewood Derby. Overall winners were: 1st LJ Peringer, 2nd Kit Hockett and 3rd alternate was Tyler Bober. Winners of the packs were Tiger Cubs Kit Hockett, Wolf/Bear-LJ Peringer and Webelos-Dillon Meserve. Bridge Club was hosted last week at the home of June Crow. Winning high prize was Nina Gregory, Second High...

  • Oakesdale music students perform African concert

    Angy Dewan, Gazette Correspondent|Feb 4, 2010

    Oakesdale Oakesdale music department gave an African concert at the school Tuesday night. The music students have been learning about African music and learning to play the instruments during the past month. Bridge Club was held recently at the home of Wanda Brown. Winning high prize was June Crow, 2nd High Marvel Ebert, Traveling Darlene Rickett and Bingo Patty Johnson. June Crow will host it on Feb. 4 at her home. The Nighthawk cheerleaders will conduct a mini-hawk camp this week and the little kids will perform at the basketball game Saturda... Full story

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