If You Love Your Small Town…

by Dennis Peterson

05. December 2015 · Comments Off on If You Love Your Small Town… · Categories: Businesses, Loomis, Nighthawk, Okanagon, Omak, Oroville, Osoyoos, Riverside, Tonasket

Update: Down but not out! They’re open and ready to fill your orders. Stop in, say hello, show your support!

A very critical and essential Oroville asset has burned badly tonight. This is a deep hurt for Oroville because this business provides a wide range of essential infrastructure resources. The morning will reveal what remains, but the night is closing hard on a business in ruins.

Oroville Building Supply

Oroville Building Supply

What can be worse than a lumber yard fire? Give these people your support!

The Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and the Oroville Chamber of Commerce are partnering to encourage local businesses to advertise for the holidays. The Chamber will pay a generous portion of Chamber member advertising costs for adverts posted in the December 3 issue of the Gazette-Tribune as described.

And shoppers – do please shop locally every chance you have. It helps our business owner friends and our community and helps show the world we are proud to be Okanogan. You can start by purchasing a 1-year subscription for the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune so you don’t miss these great locally advertised values!

Shop and Advertise in Our Community

Shop and Advertise in Our Community

We stopped into the Pastime Bar and Grill for the inaugural Sunday Brunch menu and caught Tim at work churning out omelets. The process is new but the results are good old fashion. And my omelet was awesome!

The process is simple – you tell Tim what to put in the omelet and he cooks it up. The options are cheeses (cheddar, sharp or mild, or Monterrey Jack), meats (crumbled sausage, bacon, or ham), and veggies which include red and green bell peppers, green and white onions, jalapeños, tomatoes, and spinach. Basic omelet craft follows and at the last minute Tim throws in a dash of secret spice and hands you a plate with your omelet.

Under the lid of the hot tray lurks a big pile of hobo spuds – this is a blend of what ever has been cooking in the kitchen and includes home-style fried, and hash brown spuds and more. Pretty much what ever one might find in the tucker bags at a hobo camp, simple, and cooked right.

The omelet line

The omelet line

Where the magic happens

Where the magic happens

Master Chef Tim Naillon readying his tools

Master Chef Tim Naillon readying his tools

Commence!

Commence!

First customer!

First customer!

More of this, more of that!

More of this, more of that!

My omelet and hobo spuds - Delicious!

My omelet and hobo spuds – Delicious!

The menu includes more than omelets so if you prefer something else with your coffee, Bloody Mary or Mimosa they have it.

The first annual Jam at the Barn sponsored by the Taber family at their Hwy 97 fruit stand in Oroville was great fun. The music started around 6:00 pm and continued non-stop until after 11:00. The performers included Bill Cottrell (vocals, guitar), Harley Hunks members Clay Warnstaff (vocals, guitar) and Mike Chapple (mandolin), Steve Blackler (drums), Cory Pelligrini (vocals, guitar), Andy Martincak (vocals, ukulele), Steve Sher (guitar), Glen (bongo drums and tambourine), and Randy Battle Bluz Band members: Randy Battle (vocals, 12-string guitar, bass guitar), Linda Pruitt (vocals, percussion), Ronald David Champagne (bass guitar), Nancy Peterson (vocals), and Dennis Peterson (ukulele). Enthusiastic audience participation was non-stop!

We’re still assembling photos so come back and watch for them. This was a lot of fun and we hope it becomes a regular event. Huge thanks to the Tabers for making this jam possible.

Steve Blackler, Glen, Steve Sher, Clay Warnstaff, Cory Pellegrini, Ron Champagne (photo by Stephanie Hordyk)

Steve Blackler, Glen, Steve Sher, Clay Warnstaff, Cory Pellegrini, Ron Champagne (photo by Stephanie Hordyk)

Steve Sher, Cory Pellegrini, Clay Warnstaff, Randy Battle (photo by Neysa Roley)

Steve Sher, Cory Pellegrini, Clay Warnstaff, Randy Battle (photo by Neysa Roley)