Talk:Omak, Washington

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Date of first Omak Stampede

I don't have a copy of the Roundup with me, but I just returned from the Omak Stampede. They have been hosting the Stampede and Suicide Race since 1933, but according to the Omak Chronicle, the word "Stampede" was not used until 1934. The entry said that Omak had held the Suicide Race since 1935, and I corrected the dates. If anybody has access to the Roundup, please add the citation for me. Thank you. Hollielol (talk) 17:14, 12 August 2008 (UTC)

THMAK?[edit]

"Omak" is pronounced "/θmæk/"?!? You do realize that "θ" is a "theta"—a "th" sound—right? Curly Turkey (gobble) 07:17, 15 May 2013 (UTC)

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The Spokesman-Review's Nancy Lemons praised the city's size.[3]

  • Removed from "Economy"; largely irrelevant unless the Wallmart stores mentioned somehow affect(ed) Omak's economy:

Other Walmarts in more populated places across the Canadian border, such as Penticton, Kelowna, and Vernon, do not have 24 hour locations.[4][5][6]

Cheers, Baffle gab1978 (talk) Baffle gab1978 (talk)

References
  1. ^ Larsen, Jeff (October 13, 2004). "Short Trips: Omak has a big reputation and heart". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Retrieved March 10, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Great jazz, big-band sounds, can be heard locally, bar none". The Spokesman-Review (Cowles Publishing Company). February 4, 1994. Retrieved March 10, 2013.  – via Google News Archive
  3. ^ Lemons, Nancy (March 19, 2006). "Okanogan Valley offers nice distraction". The Spokesman-Review (Cowles Publishing Company). Retrieved March 10, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Penticton (#3070)". Walmart Canada Corporation. Retrieved February 24, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Kelowna Supercentre (#3042)". Walmart Canada Corporation. Retrieved February 24, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Vernon Supercentre (#3169)". Walmart Canada Corporation. Retrieved February 24, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Longtime Omak publisher, 75, dies". The Seattle Times. September 27, 2007. Retrieved April 27, 2013. 
  8. ^ Mehaffey, K.C. (September 26, 2007). "Longtime Omak newspaper publisher and owner dies at 75". The Wenatchee World (World Publishing, Inc.). Retrieved March 12, 2013. 

Verbosity and Notable people list[edit]

I find it hard to believe the guidelines support the detailed examination of each biography as currently stands. Wilsonville, Oregon#Notable people is a GA that seems to better fit the spirit of Wikipedia:WikiProject Cities/US Guideline#Notable people -- it's in prose but covers each person briefly then moves on. Does it make sense to completely duplicate content found in bio articles like this? — Brianhe (talk) 00:04, 5 June 2013 (UTC)

Yes, but you must remember that the good article criteria requires that it be comprehensive, along with the featured article criteria. This is an essay, not a guideline. You could also state, is it necessary to describe the city's airport when it is covered in another article, which it obviously would be. Short paragraphs describing the person is considered to be appropriate. TBrandley (TCB) 00:19, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
To me this style sticks out like a sore thumb. Is there any other GA/FA article that has a paragraph devoted to each notable person? — Brianhe (talk) 16:14, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Warren County, Indiana. TBrandley (TCB) 02:50, 6 June 2013 (UTC)