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Pool of 41 jurors needed before whittling begins By Al Camp The Chronicle

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A Kodiak snow blower sends out a fan of snow from state Highway 20 above Spiral Gulch and below Liberty Bell Mountain.

Highway clearing is nearly done Mid-month opener predicted for North Cascades Highway By Mark Mahnkey Special to The Chronicle MAZAMA — Motorists soon will be able to cross Washington and Rainy passes via the North Cascades Highway to the Puget Sound region. A mid-April opening is predicted. State Department of Transportation personnel had estimated the opening could come as soon as April 9, but snow and slides took their toll on clearing efforts. "Monday was kind of a lost day," DOT Wenatchee spokesman Jeff Adamson said. "The crew spent most of it reclearing the one to one and a half feet of snow that fell since Friday." Snow continued to fall as they worked April 5. Crews found 10- to 12-feetdeep snow slides across the previously cleared road below

About the highway Opened: September 1973 Open all year: 1976-77 Earliest opening: March 10, 2005 Latest opening: May 21, 1976 Earliest closure (season): Nov. 6, 1995 Latest closure (season): Jan. 9, 1990 Liberty Bell Mountain, he said. They planned to continue working toward Rainy pass on Tuesday and then go back and clean up below Liberty Bell on Wednesday. Opening the highway will be a certain relief to the merchants in Winthrop and Mazama, whose hours seem to be limited

to Friday through Monday during winter months. As of this past week, two Kodiak snow blowers, custommade in Parma, Idaho, were working along with loaders, graders and the Pisten Bully to remove the snow from the pass, Adamson said. Late last week, the crews

OKANOGAN — The murder trial for Tansy Fay-Arwen Mathis and David Eugene Richards started with juror selection Tuesday, April 6, in Okanogan County Superior Court before Chelan County Superior Court Judge T.W. "Chip" Small. Small said in all there Mathis would need to be a pool of 41 jurors before attorneys could start using challenges to whittle the pool down to a final 16 jurors. Only 12 will decide the case, with the extras at the end of what is predicted to be a three-week trial being dismissed prior to deliberations. A total of 152 potential jurors showed up Friday morning to fill out a questionnaire that was to be

examined by attorneys before 25 jurors are called at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 6. Attorneys will question each of them before another 25 jurors will be questioned at 1 p.m. If the 41 jurors sought are not found, the process will continue the next day with those not called the first day calling a phone number Tuesday night to learn when they would be asked to report. Mathis, 30, and Richards, 34, along with Brent Lane Phillips, 29, all from Spokane, are accused of killing Michelle L. Kitterman, Richards 25, on March 1, 2009, on remote Stalder Road about 15 miles southwest of Tonasket, court records said. In an agreement calling for Phillips to testify in the trial, the state accepted his guilty plea March 29 to the reduced charges of first-degree murder premeditated murder, firstdegree manslaughter of an unborn child, tampering with

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Wauconda sells on eBay

The crew spent most of (Monday) reclearing the one The winning bid to one and a half tops $370,000 feet of snow that By Brenda Starkey The Chronicle fell since Friday. Jeff Adamson

” were over Washington Pass to Blue Lake — the road was cleared shoulder to shoulder. DOT will miss its traditional meeting of the plows this year. "Someone accidentally sneezed on my side and cleared all the snow in one shot," west

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WAUCONDA — The community's business district its cafe and store - has been sold on eBay for $370,601. The bidding for Wauconda ended at 1:14 p.m. Friday, April 2. A Seattle TV station reported that the winning bidders were a couple from Healesville, Australia. After a 30-day eBay auction, 34 bidders placed 112 bids, and the winning bid was placed at 2:38 p.m. Wednesday, March 31.

The auction included the Wauconda restaurant/bar/grill, a gas station/convenience store established in 1898, a government-leased post office, a four-acre owner's ranch and the original, 100-year-old homestead log cabin. The store sits on state Highway 20, and more than 10,000 cars per day travel the route during the summer, the auction said The Okanogan County tax sifter lists the property with an assessed value of $184,800. According to auction information, the winning bidder had until 5 p.m. Monday, April 5, to wire a 5 percent cash deposit to an

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Former Oroville woman dies in crash Compact car meets SUV on highway near Davenport By Brenda Starkey The Chronicle OROVILLE — A former Oroville resident was killed Monday morning, April 5, in a tw0-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 2 eight miles west of Davenport in Lincoln County. Heather L. Hockett, 23, died at the scene, the Washington

State Patrol said. She was the daughter of Dave Hockett, Oroville, and was a student at Eastern Washington University majoring in business with a minor in music. She planned to graduate in 2011. She was returning home from spending Easter with her family in Oroville when the accident occurred, according to her sister Michelle Hockett. Heather Hockett loved to sing, and she cared a lot about others, her sister said. She was one of the youngest

of six siblings. She had two sisters and three brothers. She was listed as a resident of Cheney and Portland, Ore., the Hockett patrol said. A 41-yearold Davenport woman, Kimberly D. Cole, was taken to Davenport Hospital after the 7:19 a.m. crash.

Hockett was eastbound when her compact car collided in the westbound lane with Cole's SUV, the patrol said. Both vehicles left the road and ended up in the westbound ditch. There will be no charges resulting from the crash, the patrol said.

At right, the wreckage of Heather Hockett’s vehicle rests on the shoulder of U.S. Highway 2 about eight miles west of Davenport.

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The river — beautiful and utilitarian The water moves quickly past Omak They stand like strings of pearls: The watercourses with their communities, large and small, beside them. Rivers and lakes attract people, and the communities build, all the way in size from Malott on its intermittent watercourse to New York with its enormous harbor. One might wonder if the early settlers had a long-term purpose in snugging down beside water or if they simply followed a need. And then they proceeded to use it as transportation, source of food in many ways, pleasure and more. There was reciprocation of several kinds, some of it kindly, some of it destructive. I was chasing clouds the other day when I aimed the camera down and shot (let me get that word right this time) the Okanogan River from the little Pioneer Park at the end of Bartlett Avenue in Omak. I was startled at seeing how quickly the water was moving. Small bits of flotsam and jetsam floated rapidly by as the water moved briskly along. This river, like others, has taken its toll of life from people who attempted to swim in it — and then something went wrong. The first in this area was one of the Malott children when the family, migrating into the area, stopped at the spot which bears their name, and when the children went in for a swim had the grief of losing one of tem. Their first task was to go back to Brewster to buy lumber for his casket. There are pictures in the historical society's collection showing swimmers in a number of places. But the county, and Omak, use the river for other things. Occasionally, there are boat races down its course. Annually, at Omak, there are horse races through it. And steadily there is wildlife which lives in and on it. How many pictures have been made looking up around that curve from this little park to the crown of Omak Mountain? There is the saga of the river steamers of the 1890s and first decade and a half of the 1900s. There are the stories of the floods from time to time. Possibly no one now living

EXPLORING THE OKANOGAN Elizabeth Widel remembers the one of 1894, the greatest ever experienced here. There is the ongoing story of the bridges, building, maintaining, replacing as time went by. There is delving into its history for stories of all facets of riverine life. In this picture, the Okanogan flows placidly along, reflecting the clouds, the brush on is banks, undisturbed and undisturbing. Moments later it ducks under Omak's Central Street bridge and on down the valley, appropriating the ancient bed of the Columbia from a far earlier age. I have quoted before what was told me when I first came to the county: People usually love their rivers, but they don't love the Columbia. They respect it, but they don't love it. I think it safe to say that we love the Okanogan.

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A river, among other things, can double as a mirror, as in this photo of the Okanogan River.

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Fire investigation winds down Remains believed to be those of three missing in blaze By Brenda Starkey The Chronicle CURLEW — The remains of the old schoolhouse apartments have been knocked down, and officials are in the process of wrapping up paperwork from the December 2009 blaze that killed three people. Two other people were hospitalized and 30 left homes the week before Christmas. A fire report was completed by the Ferry County Sheriff's

Department last week and is waiting for the county prosecutor to determine if there will be any charges stemming from the fast-moving Dec. 22 blaze. Meanwhile, a King County forensic anthropologist has determined the bone fragments found in the ashes the day after the fire are the remains of an adult and two children. Although there is no way to extract DNA from the remains, it seems apparent that they match the only three persons unaccounted for after the fire: Kelly Brown, 51; Helen Brown, 3, and Gale Ryken, 2, County Coroner Mike Sandona said. The forensic

anthropologist's report has been completed, and the remains are ready to be picked up, Sandona said. Although Sandona said it will be difficult to find enough evidence for criminal charges in the case, he has not yet had an opportunity to study the report prepared by Ray Maycumber, who was a sheriff's deputy in December and headed up the local investigation. A report prepared by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms showed that the fire started on the stovetop of the Browns' apartment but that the cause was not determined, according to an ATF spokesman.

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If it is determined there will be no criminal charges from the case, the sheriff's department report will become public information, Maycumber said. A highly-respected fire investigator, apparently hired by an attorney retained privately, is studying the fire, presumably for a civil lawsuit, Maycumber said. Sandona, who is also the county prosecutor, said he expects to decide about possible criminal charges within the week. The former Curlew Public School building was owned by Joe Abraham and his wife, Superior Court Judge Rebecca Baker.

Gagne makes bid for clerk’s job OMAK — Mayor Cindy Gagne has announced her candidacy for Okanogan County clerk. Gagne, 48, is seeking the position held by fellow Democrat Jackie Bradley, who is retiring. Charleen Groomes and Rae Jean Kelley, both Republicans, also are Gagne running. "The public's support of Jackie throughout the years is a testament to our respect for the woman and her abilities to bridge the partisan waters of county politics," Gagne said. Gagne said she would bring a business perspective to the position. "I value communication, outreach, cooperation and accountability," she said. "The actual job duties of the clerk are set by statute. Those duties are dispensary in nature and are to be carried out without

deviation. My professional responsibilities to date have prepared me for this specific career challenge." As office manager for Armada Corp., 303 S. Second Ave., Gagne said she has full supervisory responsibilities ranging from basic secretarial functions to overseeing staff, ensuring customer service satisfaction and asset management. "In the for-profit world of Okanogan County, businesses live or die by their successes and failures," said Gagne. "I believe that knowledge of the judicial system, experience with protocols for effective document processing and a solid work ethic will mean success for the Superior Court clerk's office, including matters of financial interest. “Strict adherence to public disclosure and confidentiality are part of my professional make-up." She said election of a new clerk will inevitably lead to an assessment of staffing assignments and efficiencies in the office. "My approach to staff is based on the team concept," she

said. "I am as successful as those I surround myself with. Personnel are a tremendous asset. Knowledge and experience coupled with an understanding of our unique demographic make-up is essential to the overall success of any business operation." Gagne was seated on the Omak City Council in 1998 and was subsequently re-elected. The council chose her to fill the mayor's position after Dale Sparber's death. She was elected last year. "I intend to keep this position as long as it is the pleasure of the community that I do so," she said. "It was a natural transformation for me, from my policy-making seat on the city council to the job of mayor," she said. "I see running for clerk in the same light, a natural transformation utilizing my business experience and leadership qualities." Gagne is a member of the Colville Tribal Bar Association and head soccer coach for Omak High School. "My experiences while in public office are proving to be invaluable," she said. "I

continually meet new people and have been afforded the opportunity to become involved in many activities that enhance the lives of the people in our county." Gagne is president of the North Central Youth Soccer Association, secretary of Friends of the Plex and community chair for North Cascades chapter of the American Red Cross. "I have also enjoyed volunteering with the men and women of Omak Stampede and the Omak Rodeo and Native American Center," she said. "There is so much wisdom in our communities. It is rewarding to work with and learn from people willing to commit to boards and commissions." Gagne said she is able to participate widely in activities thanks to her family's support. She and her husband, Bill, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary in June. They have five children and three granddaughters. Gagne has lived in Omak most of her life and graduated from Omak High School in 1980.

Veterans are candidate’s focus By Sheila Corson The Chronicle OMAK — LaVada AndersonFry wants to use her experience in veterans' affairs to better the effectiveness of the Colville Business Council. She is running for Omak District Position No. 1, currently held by Carleen Anderson. A Anderson-Fry total of six are running for the position. Anderson-Fry, born and raised in the Omak area, said many issues have accumulated over the past two years impacting the tribe. The largest

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was the closure of the two Omak mills, which left many unemployed. She said she has had the honor of providing veterans with their benefits and support, understands the system and wants to find ways to help more of the unemployed tribal members, including veterans. In the last several years, she has helped more than 300 veterans in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Every Tuesday she meets with them in Okanogan. She has participated in the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians, Joint American Indian Advisory Council and has received training from the state and federal governments for services provided by Social Security, and state departments of labor and industry,

employment security, social and health services and more. "Our tribes are not utilizing all the opportunities available to us," she said. Under a 2009 executive order signed by President Obama, Anderson-Fry said the tribes have the opportunity to offer change in the services federal agencies provide. Anderson-Fry said she wants to see the council reduced to fewer than 14, possibly having one person representing each district, to save money and increase progress by having fewer micromanagers at the table. Anderson-Fry said she is waiting to hear back on whether she will be appointed as undersecretary for benefits for the federal Department of Veteran Affairs sometime this month.

If she gets the job, she said she will drop out of the council race. She said she will head to Washington, D.C., on April 20 to take part in a VA meeting to try and simplify the complex processes that often scare veterans away. "The process is good, but only for those who understand it," Anderson-Fry said. She said she will continue to do what she has done for the last several years — helping her tribal people — whether as a federal undersecretary, council member or on her own. "I feel that I can take my beliefs and hard work and my commitment, the same as I have done for the past two years of unemployment, to provide benefits and services that are so needed," she said.

Guardrail project begins with Beebe-to-Pateros stretch

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The Chronicle WENATCHEE — Several state road projects are planned in Okanogan County this spring and summer. A regional guardrail project includes work on U.S. Highway 97 between the Beebe Bridge and Pateros. That work began Monday and motorists can expect shoulder closures, lane

shifts or single-lane, flaggercontrolled traffic. In the $369,000 project, Frank Gurney Inc. crews will bring guardrails up to current standards on 110 miles along seven state highways . The project includes U.S. Highway 97 between Brewster and Okanogan, mileposts 264284, and from Tonasket and Oroville, mileposts 314-326.

Alta Vista water will be turned on OKANOGAN — Alta Vista Irrigation District will start the system and charge the lines during this week and next. All Alta Vista water users need to close the drains and valves in their yards, a district announcement said. Because of the early freeze

last fall, property owners need to give special attention to risers and lines in yards for breaks. —The Chronicle

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Omak woman must stay in jail Mike Archbold Tacoma News-Tribune TACOMA — An immigration judge in Tacoma ruled Monday that Tara Ammons Cohen must stay in the Northwest Detention Center while she battles to stop her deportation to Mexico. Cohen, a 37-year-old Omak mother of three, was adopted in Mexico when she was 5 months old and thought she was a U.S. citizen. She was not, and was ordered deported in October after she got into trouble with the law. She has been in the detention center on the Tacoma Tideflats since July. Cohen appealed the deportation order and was granted a hearing, which took place Monday. At the hearing, Immigration Court Judge Tammy Fitting said that by law she had no authority to authorize a bond that might enable Cohen to leave the detention center, or to overturn the initial decision against granting bond. Fittings cited the 1996 Immigration and Naturalization Act: "No court may set aside any action or decision by the attorney general under this section regarding the detention or release of any alien or the grant, revocation or denial of bond or parole." Cohen was arrested in 2008 on theft and drug trafficking charges. She pleaded guilty and served three months in prison. She was taken into custody by ICE agents when she got out. Because she wasn't a citizen or legal resident, her crimes made her an automatic candidate for deportation. Cohen's fight to stay in America is an uphill one. Immigration laws do not recognize adoption as a special circumstance in deportations. Cohen, who hasn't been to Mexico since shortly after her birth, doesn't speak Spanish and said she fears for her safety

if dropped off at the border. She also said she worries about her husband and her family. She appealed her deportation to the Board of Immigration Appeals, which sent the case back to Fitting for further review. The appeals board asked the judge to consider whether the specifics of Cohen's crimes met the standard for deportation. A hearing on that review is set for May 11. During Monday's hearing Fitting outlined some options for Cohen. She noted that though Cohen could not be released Monday, she can seek a bond by asking ICE for "prosecutorial discretion" in her case. The judge also told Cohen, who was representing herself because she can't afford an attorney, she has a right to a defense attorney at no charge. After questioning Cohen, Fitting told Cohen she might petition for a so-called U Visa. It is available to nonimmigrants who become victims of certain violent crimes in the United States, suffer mental or physical abuse because of the crime and then help in the prosecution of the crime. Cohen told the judge she suffered post traumatic stress stemming from a sexual assault when she was 17. She said records of the assault and the aftermath are available if she can get them from California authorities.. If the U Visa is approved, Cohen would qualify for four years of residency in the United States as a non-immigrant. That could lead to a regular visa.

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We should celebrate highway opening Some sort of fanfare should usher in annual clearing In Montana's Glacier National Park, officials each spring celebrate the opening of Logan Pass on U.S. Highway 2. Park officials as well as leaders of neighboring cities recognize the importance of the opening, which allows for more tourism and better access to the Kalispell-Whitefish area. They celebrate the clearing of the "Big Drift" — the snowdrift that annually is more than 50 feet deep and covers the highway — as a rite of passage into summer each year. For them, the highway is a lifeline to the small communities nestled on either side of the pass. We have a similar situation here in Okanogan County, but without any of the fanfare. North Cascades Highway, state Highway 20, is closed several months each winter due to snowfall and avalanche danger. But during the spring, summer and fall, the highway is a vital link and important tourism route connecting Okanogan County to Westside communities. State road crews this week are busy clearing snow and ice from the highway, which runs through Washington and Rainy passes. Once open, Westside tourists will again take up residency in hotels and other establishments in Mazama, Winthrop, Twisp and other areas of Okanogan County. They will drive the beautiful route traversing the mountains and North Cascades National Park. They will stop in our stores and eat in our restaurants. And they will again hike, fish, camp and play along the route. The opening of North Cascades Highway is something we need to share with the rest of the state. And it is something that will help revitalize our struggling economy. The opening of the highway is something to be celebrated, not quietly ushered in.

Time to join Rings readers There are a number of truisms in this world. One is that there are two kinds of people in Okanogan County: Those who have hit a deer and those who are going to. Our son, Doug, is fond of another. There are two kinds of people: Those who have read "The Lord of the Rings," and those who should. I've been in the "should" category for most of my life. When I Dee Camp was in high school, one teacher assigned "The Hobbit," Tolkien's prequel to the rings trilogy, to her sophomore English students. I silently was glad I had another teacher when I saw a few of my friends lugging around the doorstop-like book. I didn't mind long books, but somehow that one didn't hold much appeal. Years later, I tried reading "The Hobbit," probably to Doug when he was little. We lasted about two pages before we gave up. Thus I didn't much care if I ever attempted that book or "The Lord of the Rings." The movies? Well, normally I shy away from movies based on books, especially books I have read since the movie is never as good as the book, and those I haven't because I don't want to spoil the author's intent if I ever do read it. Doug tried to interest me in the movies last summer and I reluctantly agreed to give them a try. I'm a little embarrassed to admit that I fell asleep within the first 20 minutes of "The Fellowship of the Ring." As a result, I really didn't care if I ever found out what all the hoopla was about. Then I discovered Doug had left behind a book containing the trilogy. I asked him about it, but he said he had the books with him at college in individual form — they fit in his backpack easier than the single volume — and that he'd intended to leave it behind. "You really should read it, Mom," he said, then reiterated his "two kinds of people" truism. I took it as a challenge. I've read the first two books and just started the third. The story is better than I thought it would be. The most interesting part, I think, is that I can see influences of Tolkien on J.K. Rowling of "Harry Potter" fame and Brian Jacques, author of the “Redwall” books. I'm sure others have drawn from him. I don't think I'll ever become a total "Lord of the Rings" nerd, though. Learning Elvish isn't on my to-do list, nor is understanding all the genealogies or sub-histories involved. For starters, I find there are too many odd given and place names. There's just so much information out there that at my age, I don't think I have the time to devote to becoming totally fluent. There are, after all, more than 2.5 million Internet sites that come up in a Google search of "Tolkien books." Besides, I've got to leave some time to tackle "The Hobbit" and a few other books that I really have been meaning to read.

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Dee Camp is the managing editor of The Chronicle. She can be reached at 509-826-1110 or via e-mail at dcamp@omakchronicle.com.

Yes, kids say the darndest things Children say the darndest things. My 7-year-old daughter, Olivia, is no exception. Over the years, she’s had a number of doozies. I recall taking her to the Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl XL send-off party in February 2006 at the stadium in Seattle. After the pep rally, we stopped at McDonalds on the waterfront for a quick snack before tackling ferry traffic to the Olympic Peninsula. In line in front of us was a man about 6-foot-2, wearing a dress, white leather jacket, fishnet stockings and high heels. As we stood in line waiting to order, Olivia was fidgeting. You could see her cogs turning as she very loudly asked, “Daddy, why is that man wearing a dress?” You could’ve heard a pin drop. And then there’s the time she

ON THE HOT SEAT Roger Harnack noticed Barbies don’t have underwear. The obvious question: “Daddy, why don’t Barbies wear panties?” As a father, you try answering that question without blushing. There have been many, many more questions over the years. And even though she’ll turn 8 next month, the questions keep coming. Last Saturday as we prepared for Easter, she had another question, not quite so innocent this time.

“Daddy, can we build a trap and catch the Easter Bunny?” I could see Olivia’s wheels turning as she tried to come up with a plan that could snare even Peter Cottontail and all the candy and eggs he was sure to be carrying. Occasionally, you’d hear her quietly whisper, “No, that won’t work.” After awhile, she abandoned the idea. Why? Because if she caught the Easter Bunny, she’d probably be put on Santa’s naughty list. And that’s a place no child wants to be. Olivia told me I was not to speak of the plan again, lest I get a lump of coal in my stocking next Christmas, too. So, we moved onto other topics, like finding her a pretty Easter dress.

She picked out a beautiful hot pink dress, with a flowery bow and lace. When it came time Sunday morning to put on the dress, her thoughts were no longer on being a pretty Easter princess. Instead, they were on her four-wheeler. As we headed to church, she stopped me just long enough to say: “Daddy. I want to wear my motorcycle helmet, boots and body armor instead.” Many parents can’t wait for their children to stop talking. Not me. I can’t wait to hear what she comes up with next – I’m sure she’ll have me thinking and laughing at the same time.

Roger Harnack is the editor and publisher of The Chronicle. He can be reached at 509-826-1110 or via e-mail at rharnack@omakchronicle.com.

From our readers Levy would give funding to schools Tonasket School Board members are asking our voters to replace the expiring maintenance and operations levy. Community support is crucial to our quest to provide quality programs and to maintain our facilities and grounds. Significant reductions in state revenues make this support more important than ever. We anticipate that levy dollars in our district will generate more than $500,000 of levy equalization funds from the state, but we receive these funds only if voters approve the levy. Ballots will be sent this week and must be postmarked no later than April 27. What will the levy do for our students? Over the next two years, levy dollars will be used to: • Update science and language arts curriculum, and maintain and update our technology so that our graduates will be competitive in future endeavors. • Continue to keep our beautiful facilities and grounds in excellent condition. • Upgrade our fire suppression system to keep our students safe. • Continue special programs such as senior projects, sixth grade camp and additional course offerings. • Offer co-curricular programs, including athletics, the performing arts and Knowledge Bowl. In recent years, the Tonasket School District has enjoyed an excellent reputation. This is due in large part to the support of our community. We are most grateful, and hope voters will continue their support. We may be contacted through the district office, 509-486-2126. Catherine Stangland Tonasket School Board

GOP fans flames of extremism I am a small businessman. In 2001, an employee of mine was diagnosed with cancer. We were comforted because she was covered under a company health plan. Imagine my surprise when, after six weeks, the insurance company canceled her coverage because "she was no longer a fulltime employee" (she was in the hospital, unable to work). She lost

all her savings and then transferred to welfare. Her care, through the end of her life totaled more than $200,000. It was paid for by you and me. The CEO of the insurance company made a bonus of more than $1 million that year. U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers had a chance to end that egregious practice by insurance companies. She voted no. She had a chance to lower payroll taxes and encourage the hiring of unemployed workers. She voted no. In issue after issue, she has refused to do the real work that is required to solve this country's problems. How are we going to solve the overwhelming budget problems we face? Any solution will be politically difficult for either party. Many Okanogan County families have lived here for decades. They work here, own homes here and have Americanborn children. A path to citizenship? No. How do we deal with our huge environmental issues? The overwhelming scientific evidence is that global warming is real and caused by humans. Her answer, "it doesn't exist." In other words, no. In the Republicans' view, any win for the American people that comes under Obama's watch is a loss for the Republicans. Republicans fan the flames of extremism, poison the atmosphere and then have the gall to complain about the absence of bipartisanship. Their strategy may gain seats in the fall but that will only make the work of governing harder. Craig Lints Carlton

Book appropriate for sixth-graders I am writing in response to a letter in the March 17 edition regarding the book "The Giver," by Lois Lowry. This morning I led a book discussion for a sixth grade class. The writer felt that the ideas expressed in this story, particularly those concerning emotional adult subjects such as euthanasia, infanticide and surrogate mothers, are disturbing and that her sixth grade granddaughters were troubled by the book. I hope so.

This book presents many ideas about society, what may or may not be appropriate for governments to control, how a society seeking safety and comfort can cross the line into totalitarianism, and how freedom of choice can be taken away under the guise of orderliness and conformity. These subjects are present in the minds of our youth as they face a rapidly changing world where even now some foreign governments dictate how many children you can have or how a spouse is selected for you. No matter how disturbing these ideas may be, to discourage a young person from reading a cautionary tale so pertinent to choices they may face in their adult years ahead seems sad to me. Quality reading does not have to be free of disturbing ideas. Unless you read about things you disagree with, you may never know your own beliefs. The society depicted in "The Giver" does not allow free thinking and from the letter, it appears the writer advocates a society closer to that than she may have intended. Judy Johnston Brewster

Who gives writer the right to judge? This letter is in response a letter some weeks ago. I have thought long and hard about the writer's putdown of the basketball players. The writer said they disrespected their team. Who gives him the right to say what was in their minds? Without the importation of his ancestors, we likely wouldn't have this kind of problem. The word "Indian" came over on the big boat that also brought the first illegal immigrants. Along with their God, they also brought along their sicknesses that spread throughout our ancestors, their greed for money and land, and their whiskey, which they gave to the natives here. Now, there are white guys distributing dope to our youngsters. What is the writer saying to stop them? This stuff is sold to our young ones, and I believe sellers are right in the halls of our schools. We have police, but they are too busy busting people for seatbelt violations to worry about dope peddling. The players have done wrong

by the writer's standards, but think about how our people got to the place they are today. They will be judged in the court system and, if found guilty, they will pay. The writer must feel very good about being able to judge and condemn people and nothing I say will change that. Henry George Omak

Employer should be the one charged Twenty-five years at minimum, wage? I can remember when the businesses were feeling threatened when big-name stores came to town. One of the concerns was that they would offer only minimumwage jobs. Here is a well-established business that has been in the community for more than 25 years and has an employee for 25 of those years who is still making minimum wage. I think the employer should be the one with the arrest. I don't condone stealing, but let's get real here. Arnold Grahn Omak

Pay scale doesn’t give a right to steal Minimum wage for 25 years? No, minimum wage for 25-plus years doesn't give one a right to steal. After 25-plus years of minimum wage for one person, one would think a bonus of twice what she allegedly stole would be in order. Ed Peerman Okanogan

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PUD eminent domain challenge awaits judgment By Sheila Corson The Chronicle

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Robin Bergh offers plants for sale at the Tonasket Community Cultural Center's Benefit Indoor Flea Market

Cultural center gets two grants Tonasket arts and meeting center renovations set By Brenda Starkey The Chronicle TONASKET – The Community Cultural Center received two grants recently, among several good things happening at the center, Executive Director River Jones said.

The center, 411 S. Whitcomb Ave., received a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development for $11,000 and another from the Leavenworth Icicle Fund for $3,750, Jones said. The grants will go toward acoustical improvements in the front part of the building, part of the center’s renovation project, she said. An engineer has donated his time to the center to come up with ideas for improving the acoustics in the front rooms.

The center will open bids this week to hire a contractor for renovation of the back room, she said. A sale was held Friday and Saturday to raise more funds. Several people involved with the sale said there was a steady stream of customers Friday. “People are thrilled with what we’re doing,” Jones said. “They realize we’re here to serve the community.” Three more grants are pending from private foundations that would help

finance operating the center, she said. The center also received $750 from the Okanogan County Tourism Advisory Board for advertising. The matching grant will be used to help fund ads for this year’s garlic festival and farmers’ market, she said. Tonasket Farmers’ Market vendors met recently and decided to open the market in May rather than June, she said. They also decided to increase the vendors’ fee from $5 to $6.

Beavers relocated after flooding By Brenda Starkey The Chronicle REPUBLIC — Officials with the area known for its mule deer herd, and more recently a wild turkey flock that lives in town, found themselves dealing with another problem species last week - beavers. Two beavers living on Granite Creek at the south edge of town were moved, along with three dams, when their dam created problems for the state Department of Transportation and a private landowner. The dams forced creek water to run into a ditch and erode the roadway, DOT spokesman Al Gilson said. DOT removed three beaver

dams in the right of way, he said. The agency has a permit to do that. Wayne Egner said the critters had caused a field to flood and, along with it, his well house. Egner said he had a local contractor dig a trench back to the creek to rechannel the water. "We're fine now," he said, adding that the well water had been tested and found safe to drink. A local contract trapper caught two beavers in the area and moved them to an appropriate area in the county. The city took an initial interest in the beaver problem, but it turned out to be more of a

OKANOGAN — County commissioners expect to approve a petition to limit use of Davis Lake to electric motors, a modification to the Wilson Ranch planning development and a development agreement with RV park at Sonora Point Resort. Through discussions with petitioners and staff April 5, commissioners looked over each situation.

James Johnson, representing the Methow Valley Fly Fishers, said that Davis Lake, near Winthrop, is too small for outboard motors to be safe. It also churns up the mud in the 30-acre lake. Property owners said they had watched near-misses between swimmers and water skiers. Many other lakes that size already have restricted the use. Float planes will still be able to land. Commissioner Mary Lou

TWISP – The Methow School District will ask voters to approve two levies totaling $2 million April 27. The first is a maintenance and operation levy for $1.6 million, which Superintendent Mark Wenzel said would represent 20 percent of the district’s budget. The two-year levy would cost an estimated $1.42 per $1,000

of assessed property value, the lowest of the 10 surrounding school districts. The owner of property valued at $100,000 would pay $142. The district experienced more than $300,000 in cuts from the state in the last two years, meaning local levy funds are needed to pay for programs, district officials said. A report said the money raised will go toward athletics, music, textbooks, nursing

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Water rushes through a break in a Granite Creek beaver dam. problem for the DOT once state Highway 21 became involved,

Public Works Director Casey Giddings said.

Peterson said that should have been done a long time ago and she fully supports the petition, especially since those wanting to water ski and use gaspowered boats can go to nearby lakes. The Wilson Ranch near Mazama is changing its plan to include some more employee housing. The changes are not outside the purview of its 2000 agreement, so no additional infrastructure changes will be needed, Planner Ben Rough

said. The Sonora Point Resort used to be Rainbow RV Park on Spectacle Lake, but the new owners want to overhaul the 50-site park and need a development agreement because they plan to do so in phases, Rough said. The planning commission gave some conditions, which the owners have said they will follow. The sites will sell to individual owners, starting at $69,000.

services and art programs. The second levy is a $442,000 capital projects/ technology levy in both 2011 and 2012. The project includes $250,000 to repair the elementary school roof. A $100,000 state grant has also been allocated for the project, which will cost a total of $350,000. The rate per $1,000 of assessed value will be 40 cents in 2011 and 38 cents in 2010, according to the county

auditor’s office. The owner of a property with a $100,000 value would pay $40, then $38. The levy also would include replacing bleachers in the gym, repairs to the elementary entryway, sidewalks, Independent Learning Center and athletics facilities. New computers, infrastructure upgrades, professional development and more are also included in the total cost. More information can be found at www.methow.org.

Tonasket seeks two-year maintenance levy By Brenda Starkey The Chronicle TONASKET — A school levy will appear on the ballot for School District No. 404 residents. The measure will replace an expiring maintenance and operations levy at the same rate as the old one and will provide $974,801 a year for 2011 and 2012.

The school board anticipates that the state will give the district over $500,000 of levy equalization funds, but if the levy isn't approved by voters, the state funding will simply disappear. The rate will be $2.22 per $1,000 of assessed property value. This is the same rate as the former levy that covered 2009 and 2010, according to school officials.

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Casey Giddings attributed the problem to high water in the aquifer due to spring runoff. This is the second consecutive spring Republic has experienced E. coli. Health department and city officials were unable to determine the source of the contamination, Giddings said. The system was disinfected and flushed during the week and follow-up tests last week came back clean, Giddings said.

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Two measures face Methow Valley voters By Sheila Corson The Chronicle

Republic water boiling order lifted REPUBLIC — Republic residents were told Thursday afternoon, April 1, that their water was again safe to drink. That ended a week-long boil order from the state Department of Health after routine testing found E. coli and coliform bacteria in the water system that serves some 1,400 people. City Public Works Director

Davis boat motors may be restricted By Sheila Corson The Chronicle

OKANOGAN — The Okanogan County Public Utility District and several landowners near Pateros and Brewster are waiting to hear judgment following an all-day hearing April 5 on the PUD's use of eminent domain. The properties in question are those of Trevor Kelpman and Daniel Gebbers near Watson Draw Road. The PUD proposes to put 2.7 miles of its new Pateros-to-Twisp transmission line across their land. Michael Zoretic, attorney for the landowners, said the PUD did not fulfill its promise of investigating a re-route of the line around the property as suggested in its final environmental impact statement and by other statements made by PUD staff. PUD attorney Stephen DiJulio said the PUD was not obligated to go "hither and yon" to find an alternate solution, but to determine if re-routing the line was feasible. Staff found re-routing was not feasible because of the extra costs involved, as well as requiring several more easements across other properties. Although the PUD objected to Zoretic calling the PUD commissioners to testify, Judge Jack Burchard allowed Zoretic to call Commissioner Ernie Bolz to the stand. In his opening statement, Zoretic claimed that commissioners did not fully investigate or research re-routing the line, its

feasibility or anything more before approving the use of eminent domain. However, Bolz testified that he traveled with Chief Engineer Derek Miller, following the proposed line's course, including the area on Gebbers and Kelpman's land. He also researched documents before making his decision. Burchard did not allow Zoretic to call the other two commissioners because he said Bolz's testimony showed that Trish Butler and Dave Womack's testimony would be irrelevant and unhelpful. Zoretic maintained that the PUD did not show a "good-faith effort" to work with Gebbers and Kelpman to re-route the line or even explore its possibility. Although they did so with other landowners, they did not in this case, he said. "The PUD was tired of fighting," Zoretic said. Although he said he didn't like to call anyone "a liar," Zoretic said it was clear that there were promises made and "blatant misstatements of fact" from PUD staff about trying to re-route or negotiate with the landowners. He said Bolz's assertion that he toured the route was "news to him" despite his research, so that led him to believe it was not credible either. Burchard said that although he wanted to get a ruling out tomorrow, he will be traveling to Wenatchee for the next few weeks and will take the time to look over the documents. He will release a determination either later this week or next week.

The owner of property valued at $100,000 would pay $222. The levy will be spent for: • Updating science and language arts curriculum and maintaining and updating technology so that graduates will be competitive in future endeavors. • Continuing to keep district facilities and grounds in excellent condition.

• Upgrading the fire suppression system to keep students safe. • Continuing special programs such as senior projects, sixth grade camp and additional course offerings. • Offering co-curricular programs such as athletics, performing arts and Knowledge Bowl. Ballots must be postmarked by April 27.

TACOMA — Former St. Mary's Mission student Clara Vargas plans to take her story of alleged childhood sexual abuse before the Italian Parliament. Vargas, 50, a Colville tribal member who now lives in Tacoma, is traveling to Rome to try and pressure the Vatican into taking more responsibility for child sex abuse cases. She was a student at the school from second through eighth grades. She and others say that putting pressure on elected officials is a way to force the Pope to take responsibility, according to news reports. Vargas and several Yakama tribal members are part of a lawsuit filed two years ago in U.S. District Court by the Tamaki Law Firm of Yakima against the Oregon Province of the Society of Jesus, which operated St. Mary's. The case was dismissed because the Oregon Province of the Society of Jesus filed for bankruptcy; other claimants recently won settlements from bankruptcy court.

Omak cleanup planned for April 10 OMAK — The city will hold its spring cleanup April 10. Residents who set out yard debris the night of Friday, April 9, can have it picked up by Sunrise Disposal the next morning, a city announcement said. Acceptable debris includes leaves, grass clippings, weeds and small branches and tree trimmings less than three inches in diameter and four feet long. Branches should be tied in bundles. Garbage that is not natural vegetation will not be accepted, the announcement said. Bags or bundles cannot weigh more than 60 pounds.

Grand Coulee Dam gets roof work GRAND COULEE — The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has awarded a $1 million construction contact to replace the roofs on three buildings at Grand Coulee Dam. CSRW Inc., Livermore, Calif., was awarded the contract on March 31. The work includes replacing the roofs on two warehouses and the machine shop, and installing new insulation and other updated materials. The buildings are located in the industrial area of the Grand Coulee Power Office complex. Work is expected to start around June 1 and be completed by Oct. 15.

Okanogan road project under way OKANOGAN — Work is under way on the city’s Sixth Avenue and Orchard Grade reconstruction project. Construction hours are 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Hurst Construction, Wenatchee, is doing the work, which includes a sidewalk on the west side of the road. Motorists can expect delays, city officials said.

PUD changes Bridgeport office pact EAST WENATCHEE — Douglas County Public Utility District commissioners March 29 approved a contract change for Bridgeport office improvements. Changes include preparing the slab floor for a new surface, paint removal and a new countertop.The changes will increase the contract by $8,103 for a maximum of $227,521. The board also accepted work and made final payment to Hurst Construction for a warehouse fire line extension contract for Wells Hydroelectric Project. — The Chronicle

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Hospital district looks at cutting expenses Okanogan-Douglas officials hope to slash 10 percent By Cheryl Schweizer Chronicle correspondent BREWSTER — OkanoganDouglas District Hospital officials will present a package of expense cuts to the hospital’s directors this month. The package follows a request from Okanogan County Treasurer Leah McCormack for the hospital to reduce its dependence on interest bearing warrants by June. Hospital officials set a goal of a 10 percent decrease. As of March 24, the hospital had $1.7 million outstanding in interest-bearing warrants, McCormack said. Okanogan County’s three hospital district have about $7 million in total outstanding warrants, McCormack said. North Valley Hospital in Tonasket had $3.4 million outstanding in mid-March and Mid-Valley Hospital in Omak had $1.9 million. County officials have asked all three hospitals to cut their reliance on warrants by June. Warrants provide “an avenue for those entities that have a cash flow issue to continue to operate,”

McCormack said. Warrants are supposed to be a “short-term solution,” McCormack said, with the goal of getting off them within three years. The Brewster hospital has been using them, off and on, for about five years. Okanogan-Douglas District Hospital finished 2009 in the black. As of Feb. 28, the hospital had a $219,387.23 deficit for the year. Administrator Dale Polla said hospital usage has been down during the first two months of the year, with inpatient revenue 17.6 percent under budget and outpatient revenue about 13.6 percent under budget. While March revenues were projected to be closer to budget, the hospital still was expected to be operating at a deficit at the end of the month, Polla said. To meet their target, hospital officials would have to reduce expenses or raise revenue by $170,000 or more, which was the subject of discussion at a regular hospital board meeting March 22. Board member Dan Webster said the board’s finance committee hopes to do better. Polla said in a later interview the board may convene a special meeting this month to consider the proposal.

That could mean program and staff cuts and wage freezes; a rate hike was approved with the 2010 budget. Webster said board members are looking at everything. Board member Bill Bayless included the hospital’s billing cycle and procedures in that assessment. A relatively small improvement in the timely payment of outstanding revenue could make up the 10 percent by itself, he said. But Bayless also cited steep increases in bad debt and charity care, and said there are some things the hospital has no control over. The hospital, Polla said, probably can’t survive on inpatient revenue alone, and the expanded services were to accommodate patients but also to find additional revenue. Bayless said hospital board members — and district residents — had to keep in mind that cutting services could mean cutting revenue. As a public hospital district, the hospital raises revenue from a levy paid by property owners. Any increase in the property tax assessment would be subject to approval by district patrons. Polla said it‘s possible hospital officials will ask for an increase, especially if bad debt and charity costs keep rising.

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Hugo Sanchez adds fresh-baked rolls to the display case at the newly re-opened La Milpa.

Bakery gets fresh start By Cheryl Schweizer Chronicle correspondent BREWSTER – The doors of the refurbished, remodeled and reinvented La Milpa bakery reopened March 30. “Finally we got it open,” owner Ernesto Santos said. The bakery-grocery store, 102 Third St., was heavily damaged in a July 2009 fire.

The fire started in the kitchen, burned down into the basement and up into the walls. The building had to be rebuilt pretty much from scratch, with a remodeled basement, new kitchen, tile floors, windows, walls and paint job. Santos said he did some adjusting during construction and expanded his produce section, moved the checkout

Pateros man is a finalist for Moscow superintendent post MOSCOW, Idaho — A Pateros man is a finalist for the superintendent position in the Moscow, Idaho, School District. Superintendent Candis Donicht will retire in July. Dennis Carlson, chief executive officer of Sound Solutions Inc., Pateros, is one of three finalists. He is a past superintendent in Lynden and Skykomish. Other finalists are Moscow Junior High Principal Dale Kleinert and Cheweleh School District Superintendent Marcus Morgan, who was a finalist for superintendent jobs in Omak, Tonasket and Oroville.

Job Corps seeking students

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Bobbi Ayers, left, and Jill Ayers operate Bobbi’s Barber Shop and Facial Focus, respectively.

Skin care business and barber shop open together By Brenda Starkey The Chronicle TONASKET — Facial Focus, 216 Whitcomb Ave., offers facials, waxing pedicures on an appointment-only basis, while Bobbi’s Barber Shop, at the same address, provides oldfashioned and modern haircuts for men and boys who walk in. Facial Focus, owned and operated by Jill Ayers, 27, a licensed esthetician and cosmetologist, says she enjoys making people feel good and helping with skin problems. She opened the shop last November, but just started offering pedicures and byappointment-only service.

“ People feel comfortable here. Bobbi Ayers

She also sells gift certificates. Her sister-in-law, Bobbi Ayers, runs the barbershop, which moved to its present location last winter when Jill

opened her own shop after working at Serenity Day Spa. The two say business is going well so far, and they are adding some new products including jewelry and soon allherbal, organic soaps. The shop is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays. Bobbi has 16 years experience and completed cosmetology school. Both women say they believe customers enjoy the cozy decor of their shop and the quality of service offered there. “People feel comfortable here,” Bobbi said.

Methow Valley job fair slated By Sheila Corson The Chronicle TWISP — A job fair will be from 1-5 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, at the Methow Valley Community Center, 201 S. Methow Valley Highway. So far, six employers have signed up, with more possible. Sun Mountain Lodge, the U.S. Forest Service, Pearrygin Lake State Park, Twisp River Pub and Confluence Gallery will be there, along with WorkSource to help with resources for

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1-5 p.m. Tuesday, April 13 Methow Valley Community Center, 201 S. Methow Valley Hwy employers and employees alike, organizer Shawn Neider said. The fair is sponsored by Christian group Methow Valley Crossings, Neider said. The group hopes that if this first fair is successful, it will expand in

the future. Support comes from Our Savior Lutheran Church, Okanogan; Hope Lutheran Church, Tonasket; Faith Lutheran Church, Oroville; and Immanuel Lutheran Church, Havillah. Job seekers should bring a resume, pen or pencil, reference list and dress appropriately for a possible interview, Neider said. Signups are available through Neider at 509-9964212 or sfneider@hotmail.com.

Visitor center seeks volunteers By Sheila Corson The Chronicle OMAK — Visitor Information Center officials are looking for volunteers and one part-time staffer to help as the season picks up. The VIC is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, with volunteers working four hours per week. Staffers

Leda Harlan and Anne Sackman said they need volunteers to cover some shifts and be back-up for when workers get sick. The part-time position will cover about half the week, trading off with Sackman. Helpers will especially be needed from Memorial Day to Labor Day weekends, when the hours expand to 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

daily. To stay open weekends, the VIC will need more helpers. Applicants should be hospitable and familiar with the county. Computer skills are helpful. Some on-the-job training will be available. Those interested in either the volunteer or part-time job can stop by the center at 401 Omak Ave. to pick up an application form.

CURLEW – In light of current economic conditions, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Job Corps program and Curlew Job Corps Center are increasing their outreach to eligible prospective students. “As our economy seeks to regain stability, now is an opportune time for young people to enroll in Job Corps to gain career skills and further their educations,” said Brian Daher, director of the San Francisco Region of Job Corps, which includes Curlew Job Corps Center. “Job Corps gives our students the competitive advantage necessary for in-demand jobs.” Curlew Job Corps Center is one of 123 Job Corps centers across the country that provide students with academic and career technical training, room, board and basic medical and dental services. Young adults ages 16 through 24 who meet income requirements can enroll in the one- to two-year program at no cost. Job Corps students receive classroom guidance from Job Corps staff, as well as career

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counter and added a fresh meat market. He also added tables for customers in search of the daily special. After all the work, Santos said he was excited to be back in business. “I’m glad we’re open again,” he said. La Milpa is open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week.

counseling and assistance in securing and maintaining employment for up to 21 months after graduation. Additionally, Job Corps offers advanced career training options, making it possible for students to receive further training by enrolling in a vocational, technical or community college at no additional cost. “Our center provides training in eight career areas, including bricklaying, forestry conservation and firefighting, and medical office support,” said Roger Hepburn, Curlew Job Corps Center director. “We are proud of our dedicated team of highly trained instructors. They work extremely hard to ensure the success of our 198 students.”

Chambers meeting this week Five chambers of commerce will meet in the coming week. They are: • Winthrop, 8:30 a.m. Thursday, April 8, at the Winthrop Barn, 51 N. Highway 20. • Grand Coulee Dam, noon Thursday, April 8, at Pepper Jack's Bar and Grille, 113 Midway Ave. • Oroville, 1 p.m. Friday, April 9, at The Peerless, 1401 Main St. • Okanogan, noon Tuesday, April 13, at Cariboo Inn, 233 Queen St. • Tonasket, noon Tuesday, April 13, at Whistler's Restaurant, 616 S. Whitcomb Ave.

Conservation holds plant sale OKANOGAN — The Okanogan Conservation District has a large surplus of native species plants - including two-hear-old ponderosa pine, other conifers and shrubs - on sale for half price. More information is available from the district office, 1251 S. Second Ave., Okanogan, or Laura Clark, 509-422-0855 Ext. 127. — The Chronicle

Styles 32 Year Anniversary!

Thank you cliental and community for making my first year such a great success. The styling team of Cheri and Tristan offer: • Quality Hair Services • Facials • Pedicures • Manicures • Waxing • Extensions Monday-F Friday 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday-T Thursday evening appointments available

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One of the many toddlers at Omak Civic League Park packs her basket with eggs. A few hundred children showed up at the April 3 egg hunt, taking home several hundred prizes.

A youngster grasps an egg during the Brewster Masons Easter egg hunt April 4 in the city park. Masons scattered dozens of eggs across the grass.

Wyatt Beedle, 4, brings in a bunny basket with eggs he found at the community Easter egg hunt at Stott's RV Park in Curlew on April 4.

The hunt is on!

Children search for eggs in Okanogan Country

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A hunter finds an egg on a slide at Bridgeport's Marina Park during the community's Easter egg hunt April 3.

Children in the 6- to 9-year-old age group dash through the snow to find eggs at the Conconully Lady Bugs hunt in Conconully State Park on April 4.

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Abigail Starr, 22 months, Curlew, picks up some of the 900 eggs hand-dyed and hidden by the Eagles Ladies' Auxiliary at the annual egg hunt at Republic's Eagle Track Campground. Each child could redeem their eggs for money — between 5 cents and $1 per egg, depending on color. Each child also received an Easter basket filled with goodies and a ticket for prize drawings. Hot dogs and other refreshments were served to the Easter Sunday crowd as well.

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Mattie Jacobson, 16 months, pulls apart an egg she found at the Tonasket community Easter egg hunt put on by the American Legion Auxiliary on April 4.

A smiling tot leaves the Oroville Eagles Auxiliary Easter egg hunt with his prize. The group boiled and colored 3,342 eggs for the hunt.

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FREE Earth Day Alternative Fair Saturday, April 17 - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Come and hang out with us and friends at our

Spring Fever Open House!

Okanogan Grange Hall Saturday, April 10

Local Food and Recycling are the main topics

Registration: 9 a.m. Lunch & Registration- $10 There will be an election of delegates to the State Convention in Vancouver. Resolutions and platforms will be presented. Jackie Bradley 509-422-3723

Meet at the CCC at 10 a.m. and bring a bag lunch.

at the Ridgeline store and Courtyard

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• Refreshments • Kids Drawing Contest • Door Prize Raffle

Sunday, April 18 - 10 a.m. Local Food Farm Tour

Bring your eWaste to recycle (eWaste= TV’s, computers, monitors, towers and laptops.)

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Visit with Barry & Larry Construction, local artist Barbara Conner-Reed, Tim Patrick Photography, APEX Granite, Avon, Cramer’s Home Furnishings and many more!

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Ferry County pride celebrated in April By Brenda Starkey The Chronicle REPUBLIC â&#x20AC;&#x201D; April is Ferry County Pride Month. Saturday, April 10, is hazardous household waste day at the Torboy Transfer Station. Many types of hazardous household waste including paint, used engine oil, solvents, cleaning products and pesticides will be accepted at the stationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recycling area, organizers said. Unmarked containers, and radioactive, infectious or explosive waste will not be accepted. Hands-on weed control calibration will be from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, at the Ferry County Fairgrounds; 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday,

April 15, at the Kettle River Grange in Boyds, and 10 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m. at the Nespelem Longhouse. Credits are available for pesticide license holders. The Ferry County Conservation District plant sale order pick up will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 16, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at the Ferry County Fairgrounds. The annual spring conservation fair will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at the fairgrounds. Friday, April 23 is bioenergy day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Colville Confederated Tribes Energy Building on Rodeo Trail in Okanogan. Also that day, the Curlew Job Corps will participate in

Spring breakers clean up Tonasket

Engagements Bowers â&#x20AC;˘ Scholz Amanda Sue Bowers and Cody William Scholz and their families have announce the couple's engagement. They plan to marry June 26 at the Canaan Guest Ranch, Tonasket.

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Gavin â&#x20AC;˘ Cushman TONASKET â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Leesa Gavin, Tonasket, and Brad Cushman, Spokane, will exchange wedding vows on Aug. 21, 2010, in Spokane. She is the daughter of Joe and Bonna Gavin, Tonasket. His parents are Ed and Cindy Cushman, Spokane. The bride-elect is a 1999 graduate of Tonasket High School and 2000 graduate of the Gene Juarez Beauty Academy of Federal Way. She is an independent cosmetologist and works at the Ruby Salon in Spokane. Her fiance is a 2000 graduate of North Central High School in Spokane and also attended Eastern Washington University and Spokane Falls Community College. He works in the family business, C&H Foreign Auto Repair, in

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road cleanup from Toroda to the Canadian border on both sides of the Kettle River. Saturday, April 24 is community clean-up and weed pulling day in Republic. Participants will meet at Patterson Park at 9 a.m. The clean-up is expected to last until noon. The same day, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Understanding Carbon Markets for Farmers, Ranchers and Forest Ownersâ&#x20AC;? will be from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Malo Grange. Participants are asked to preregister by April 20 through the Washington State University Extension office for Ferry County. Looking ahead to May, there will be an Arbor Day observance at the Lamefoot Mine site May 7.

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Spokane as parts manager. The engagement was announced Christmas Day, also her birthday, during a visit to her parents' home.

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TONASKET â&#x20AC;&#x201D; More than 100 youth spent their spring break with Free Methodist Church ministering to the needs of people. The youth â&#x20AC;&#x201C; about 115 of them â&#x20AC;&#x201C; provided a small army, church Director of Student Ministries Aaron Bevier said. Bevier, 28, worked with other youth pastors in Vancouver and Orofino, Idaho, to organize the week. He said he started talking about doing something different with a friend with whom he attended Bible college. The youth groups had done community service and outreach programs in both of the other cities, and wanted to do something different. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We thought Tonasket would be a great place to minister to the needs of people,â&#x20AC;? he said. The youths did yard work, fixed fences, washed windows, cut down trees to help mostly senior around the valley, he said. They also helped the Tonasket Garden Club clean up the landscape in several city parks. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The kids learned the value of serving people, and sharing the love of Christ,â&#x20AC;? Bevier said. The evolution took more than four months of planning. Bevier said he worked with youth ministers Rob Trenckmann, Vancouver, and Helen Savage, Orofino. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a great experience for me, getting our kids to think beyond ourselves,â&#x20AC;? he said.

Local takes second in competition

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A longhorn calf was born recently at Promise Land Ranch, 228 Cameron Lake Loop Road, Okanogan, with a marking in the shape of Africa on its forehead.

Girl Scouts wrap up cookie sales The Chronicle OKANOGAN â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Girl Scouts will wrap up area cookie sales April 11. Sales help fund troop activities and service projects, and allow the girls to build various skills, leader Laurie Swayze said. A cookie locater is at www.gsewni.org. Okanogan County has 14 active troops with more than 160 members. The girls range in age from kindergarten through ninth grade. Service projects supported by cookie profits include

Keystone Animal Rescue in Riverside, Youth Activity Center in Oroville, orphans from the Haiti earthquake, Family Empowerment Project, and cat and dog animal shelters in the county. Troops also are collecting donated boxes of cookies from their customers for a "Gift of Caring" projects, Swayze said. Recipients will include a retirement home in Okanogan and the food banks in Okanogan and Omak. Customers also can donate cookies for the 'Troop to Troop' program for military service people, she said.

PULLMAN â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Shantel Martinez, a Washington State University biological systems engineering major from Omak, took second place in the computer science, math and interdisciplinary research category of the Science and Engineering Undergraduate Research Poster Competition on March 29. More than 90 WSU undergraduate students presented their research at the competition. The event was for students who completed research with faculty members in the colleges of sciences, engineering and architecture, or agriculture, human and natural resource sciences. Martinez received a scholarship as a winner.

Area students make deanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lists OKANOGAN â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Two area students have made the deanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lists of their respective colleges. Emily M. Hu, Okanogan, has been named to the dean's list for the College of Arts and Sciences at Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho. Shane C. Moses, a 2006 Lake Roosevelt High School graduate, was named to the dean's list for winter quarter at Eastern Washington University in Cheney. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Chronicle

Fundraisers set for relay The Chronicle

Lasagna Feed

BREWSTER â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Members of the Well Wishers, Three River's Community Alliance's Relay for Life Cancer group, will host a lasagna feed fundraiser April 9 at Okanogan-Douglas District Hospital. Lasagna â&#x20AC;&#x201D; meat or vegetarian â&#x20AC;&#x201D; salad, bread and dessert cost $7. Orders will be prepared â&#x20AC;&#x153;to goâ&#x20AC;? and may be picked up in the hospital cafeteria beginning at 11 a.m. or can be delivered.

April 9 To-go lunch orders, delivery or pick-up starting at 11 a.m.

Silent Auction May 7 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is one of our extremely successful cancer fund-raisers,â&#x20AC;? Well Wishers co-chairwoman Janet Hanke said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The

generosity of this community is amazing.â&#x20AC;? Hanke co-chairs the event with Julie McKown. The silent auction will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, May 7. A wide assortment of items including plants, lamps and camping items will be included in the auction. To donate to the auction or to the Relay for Life, contact Hanke at 509-689-3749, Brenda White at 509-689-2517 or McKown at 509-689-2525.

Okanogan, Omak Knowledge Bowl teams fair well at state The Chronicle SPOKANE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Knowledge Bowl teams from Okanogan and Omak finished fourth and seventh, respectively, out of 18 teams in the state tournament March 27, Okanogan coach Jeff Cheeseman said. After one written and four oral rounds of 50 questions,

both teams advanced to the Top 9. In the final round, Okanogan went against Connell and Cascade. "At the end, we tied with Cascade so we had to play a tiebreaker of 10 questions," Cheeseman said. "We won that 2-0, so that earned us fourth at state." Team members were Devon

McMaster, Zoe Cheeseman, Andrew Skirko, Tom Sullivan, Cole Timm and Elliot Brown Omak, coached by Nancy Ridenour, worked very well as a team at the intense competition, she said. Team members were Alex Love, Gabrielle Yelland, Danielle Pecha, Dustin Johnson and Russell Olmstead.

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LIVING LAST SUPPER

In Remembrance John Wesley “Wes” Epley, 58 John Wesley "Wes" Epley, age 58, of Tonasket died April 1, 2010, in the arms of his wife at his home after a valiant battle with cancer. Wes was born August 31, 1951, in Omak to Lenore (Brantner) and John Wesley Pratt. He was later adopted by his father, Bill Epley. Wes graduated from Omak High School in 1970. As a child growing up in Omak he loved to ride his family's horses with his friends all over the flats. He also loved camping, hunting and fishing with his family and friends. Wes was a journeyman carpenter and worked many heavy construction jobs. He was very proud of working on the Grand Coulee Dam and Omak Stampede arena as the third generation of Epleys to work on each. He had a love for fast cars and was well known for riding his Harley Davidson, which won him several trophies. Wes was one of those men

who had a tool for everything. He would very unselfishly help anyone in need. His favorite time in life was raising his sons, and later going on annual Father’s Day camping trips. Wes is survived by his wife, Dee Dee of Tonasket; his former wife, Georgine Epley of Tonasket; his sons Jim Epley of Okanogan, Jeff Epley of Tonasket and Jesse Epley of

Tonasket; sister Coralee Martin of Omak; and his brother, Todd Epley of Everett. Wes leaves behind a huge extended family and many wonderful friends. He is preceded in death by one son, Michael John Epley; his biological father, John Pratt; his father, William Henry Epley and his mother, Lenore Epley. Wes was a good natured man and will be truly missed by all who knew him. Services will be Friday April 9, 2010, at 11 a.m. at the PrechtHarrison-Nearents Chapel with Larry "Cowboy" Waddell leading the service. A dinner will follow at the Omak First Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, Wes has requested that donations be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital for cancer research. Sheila Corson/The Chronicle

Bernard Joseph Laurie, 84 Bernard Joseph Laurie was born February 14, 1926, in Juneau, Alaska to A. Melvin and Hildegarde Lorz Laurie, and died April 1, 2010, in Tonasket, Wash., from complications that began with a fall in February. When he was less than a year old, the family returned to the Bonnie Brae homestead in Wauconda, where he attended Wauconda grade school and graduated from Republic High School in 1943. After joining the US Navy in 1944 and taking basic training at Farragut Naval Training Station at Athol, Idaho, he spent his time as a Navy gunner on the oil ship S.S. Stanvac Wellington, making several trips between Aruba, New Zealand, Australia and through the Panama Canal. Upon his honorable discharge in 1946, he returned to Tonasket and was employed at Brownson Lumber. On Jan. 9, 1949, he married Ida M. Runyan in Tonasket and they recently celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary. In 1951 they moved south of Okanogan and he continued his employment with Brownson Lumber in Okanogan, then in 1955 began a long career with BilesColeman Lumber Company, where he made many pieces of furniture for his family, including a playhouse from scrap lumber. He also became an aficionado of the company’s Dutch Boy Royal Blue paint, using it for nearly everything paintable in the orchard that was purchased in the move to Elmway in 1956. You can still see remnants of the blue ladders, tractors, garden tools, and lawn furniture. In 1970 he purchased

adjacent and nearby orchard property and spent the next 25 years as a full time orchardist. Even after selling the orchards and removing the apple trees from the original home property, he continued to grow trees – different types of deciduous and evergreen trees – always in the same perfect rows. One of his proudest achievements in tree growing was, after numerous tries, keeping a Tamarack alive, a tree that grew so well he had to cut it down after just a few years. He collected old implement wheels, painting them John Deere green and yellow and decorating the property. His annual vegetable garden, large yard, and voracious reading of western novels filled in the rest of his spare time. As 40 year members of The Washington State Grange, Bernard and Ida were honored as state Grangers of the Year in 2003. He also served as Okanogan and Pomona Grange Master and Treasurer for a number of years.

As a member of the Okanogan County Historical Society and Museum, he and Ida were voted Pioneers of the Year in 1998. He also spent many hours with Okanogan Senior Center activities, the Sagebrush Ramblers camping group, and playing pinochle and bridge. A devout Catholic, Bernard was a lifelong member of St. Agnes and Our Lady of the Valley Parishes, and volunteered with the building of the former Christ the King School in Omak where all his children attended. He is survived by his wife, Ida, of the family home; daughters Phyllis Laurie, Santa Cruz County, Calif.; RuthAnn (Jerry) Young, Emigrant, Mont.; Marilyn Laurie (Charles Paschal), Annandale, Va.; and Irene Jordan, Okanogan; one son, Jeff (Ginnii) Laurie, Orting, Wash.; one brother, Ted (Sherrie) Laurie, Tonasket; grandchildren Kristen (Reed) Walker, Bryan (Kelly) Smith, Seth Laurie, and Emily Laurie; greatgrandsons Tyler Walker and soon to be joining the family, Max Smith; ten nieces and nephews; and numerous cousins and grand-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his sister, Mildred Morgan. Rosary Service will be Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at 7 p.m., and Memorial Mass is scheduled for noon, Wednesday, April 7, 2010, both at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church at 2511 Elmway, with luncheon following service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Okanogan Historical Museum or a charity of one’s choice.

Disciples gather around Jesus (center) during the Last Supper in a dramatic presentation based on Leonardo DaVinci’s famous painting. Each disciple, beginning with Nathaniel at the far left (Coby Ingram), told his story and wondered if he was the one who would betray Jesus as foretold. The re-enactment took place Thursday, April, 2, at First Presbyterian Church, 9 Birch St., Omak.

Easter brings reflections on faith “Therefore My Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take it again. No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from My Father.” John 10:17-18 What a joy and privilege to celebrate this time of year! All of history revolves around the crucifixion and resurrection of our Lord Jesus. God’s own blood was shed to remit our sins. The empty tomb triumphs over the suffering and shame of the cross. Such good news should be shouted from the rooftops! What a hope is ours who trust in Jesus. The assurance that beyond the frustrations, trials and pain we see in this life is the certainty of a greater

of Bob’s greatest joys was going to the mountains to put salt out for ranchers’ cattle. Bob was a member of the American Legion Post 8110. Bob will be dearly missed, and all who knew him will miss his wonderful sense of humor and his love for the mountains and wildlife. Bob is survived by his son, Rob Sims of Oroville; daughter, Lori Seger of Pasco; sister, Altamae Whitehill (Pat) of Clarkston; sister, Peg Sims of Waldport, Ore.; three nephews, Barry Whitehill (Patty) and family of Alaska,

Terry Whitehill (Karen) and family of Portland, Ore., and David Whitehill (Lorrie) and family of Hawaii Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Leone and Edna Sims; an infant brother, Gordon; and his wife, Donna Sims. At Bob’s request, there will be no services. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Charity of your choice. Bergh Funeral Service of Oroville/Tonasket was in charge of arrangements.

Omak First Baptist Church Welcomes You: Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Wednesday Prayer and Praise, 7 p.m. Wednesday Youth Night, 6:30 p.m. 620 W. Ridge Dr. • 509-826-4141

Lee Anne Fletcher Lee Anne Fletcher, 53, died April 1, 2010, in Omak, Wash., of complications of C.O.P.D. Lee was born Aug. 18, 1956 to Dale and Mary Johnson of Twisp, Wash. She married Billy L. Fletcher Sept. 17, 1986. She moved to Okanogan in 2008. Lee is survived by her husband; daughter, Jessica Yockey Spears, Twisp; son, Larry Yockey, Vancouver; five stepchildren, Loretta Spaugh, Okanogan; Samantha Fletcher, Minto, North Dakota; Tim Fletcher, Jason Fletcher and Cory Fletcher, all of Omak; 17 grandchildren and one greatgranddaughter. She is preceded in death by her mom and dad, a brother, daughter and three grandchildren. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. April 10 in Okanogan Finder's Keepers. Legacy Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.

Seth Neal Peoples Seth Neal Peoples, 18, died March 25, 2010, in Point,

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Texas. He was born in Mesquite, Texas, to David and Reva Mae (Miller) Peoples. Survivors include his parents, John David Peoples of Point, Texas, and Reva (Nicole) Peoples of Omak; a brother, Errin Farley of Rockwall, Texas; a sister, Kaitlin Peoples of Point, Texas; his grandparents, Carole A. Miller of Okanogan, and G.W. and Minn Rose Peoples of Royse City, Texas, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

life, a deeper communion with our God and Savior. Recently a friend asked me about my faith in these troubled times. My reply surprised him. Without faith in our sovereign, redeeming Lord I am sure I would look about at this world, its spiritual sickness, its wickedness in high places, not to mention the growing economic and social crises, and I would despair. I would find a cave to crawl into and call for the rocks to cover me from the coming storm. But no – I am part of

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Bob Sims, 79 Longtime Okanogan County resident Bob Sims, 79, of Loomis passed away on March 31, 2010 after a battle with cancer. Bob was born on October 1, 1930, in Omak to Leone and Edna Sims. He attended schools in Okanogan. After graduation from Okanogan High School, he entered the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean War. He married Donna Haviland in November of 1953. Bob worked on numerous ranches, managed apple orchards and worked for the Whitestone Reclamation District. One

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another kingdom, the subject and servant of the true king, who has promised to keep his own, preserve us and finish the work he has begun in his death and resurrection, the creation of a bride without spot. Hallelujah! What a savior! Oh, that we would reflect on him and his awesome work until the cares and anxieties of this fragile life fade, and are blown away as dust. All we see will pass, but the kingdom of God endures forever. “But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.” Romans 8:11

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St. Anne's Episcopal Sunday: 10:30 a.m. worship Children’s Sunday School- 10 a.m. 11:30 a.m. fellowship

Ridge Drive at Emery • Omak 509-826-5815 Abundant Life Fellowship Foursquare Church Coffee Fellowship — 10 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service — 10:30 a.m. Life Groups- In homes during week Children’s Church and Nursery Provided Pastor Chad Jeffreys • www.omakabundantlife.com 46 Hopfer Road, Omak — 509-826-4734

CROSSROADS CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP FOURSQUARE CHURCH Sunday a.m.- 10 a.m. Pastor George Conkle 415 S. Whitcomb Ave., Tonasket Phone- 509-486-2000

Cornerstone Christian Fellowship A Free Methodist Church

First Presbyterian Church Omak

St. Mary’s Mission - St. Joseph Parish

Sunday Mass 11 a.m. - St. Joseph’s Central Ave and Birch St. 1st and 2nd Sunday of each month at St. Mary’s Reverend Ken Peterson Through months of March and October Youth Leader: Lance O’Dell Youth Group • Choir • Cursillo Worship 10:45 a.m. and Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Pastor, Father Jake Morton, S.J. Sunday school for all ages. Child care provided Church: 509-826-1290 323 Edmonds St., Omak • 509-826-6401

Presbyterian Church of Okanogan

Faithful Baptist Church

429 Oak, Okanogan • 509-422-3411

Independent, fundamentally Bible believing 19 N. Douglas, Omak • 509-429-8413 Pastor David Warner Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6 p.m Bible Teaching and Patch Club for kids

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5th and Tyee, Okanogan Sunday Services: 10 a.m. Bible Study 11 a.m. Worship Al Davis- 509-422-1273 or 509-486-0912

Worship: 10:45 a.m. Christian Education Hour: 9:30 a.m. Junior Church and Nursery Pastor Chris Warren

2262 Burton, Okanogan Sunday School 9 a.m. Worship 10 a.m. Fellowship 11 a.m. with refreshments

Calvary Chapel Okanogan Valley

Okanogan Valley Alliance Church 111 John St., Okanogan

Sunday worship- 9:30 a.m. at North Omak Elementary School 509-422-0577 calvarychapelokanoganvalley.com

Worship: 10:45 a.m., Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday Awana Club 6 p.m. ovachurch@gmail.com 422-1021 or 422-0732 • Pastor Gary Logue

First Baptist of Okanogan

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Omak Seventh Day Adventist Church 425 W. 2nd Ave., Omak • 509-826-1770 Pastor Jeff Crain • Everyone welcome! Saturday 10:20 a.m.- 11:15 a.m. Study 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Worship www.omakadventist.org Listen on 680 KOMW Saturdays, 1 p.m. Christian School, call for information

Church of Christ Brewster Congregation Brewster Grange Hall, Hwy. 97 (South of Brewster) Sunday Bible Study- 9 a.m. Sunday Worship Service- 10 a.m. Evangelist: W.H. Winters • 509-826-0368

Faith Missionary Baptist Church

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church

Pentecostal Church of God 327 Rose • 509-422-3784 118 W. Bartlett, Omak Sunday Morning Worship- 10:45 a.m. Sunday Morning 10 a.m. • Sunday Evening 7 p.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Wednesday Night Bible Study: 7 p.m. Wednesday Night Teen Challenge Fourth Saturday of the month, 6 p.m. Bible Studies • Pastor Bill King Gospel Jam, bring your instrument and join in. Chosen, Adopted, and Free Pastor: JC Baughman 509-422-2402

Tyee and 4th Ave. S., Okanogan • 422-6467 Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m.; Children’s Church, 11:20 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Evening Service, 7 p.m. Bible Studies • Pastor Wayde Blevins

102 4th Ave. W., Omak • 509-826-2311 Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Adult Bible Study: 9:45 a.m. Worship: 11 a.m. God 101: Wednesdays 7-8 p.m. Visitors Welcome • Pastor Kevin Schnake

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Pastor: Dr. Mick Green Assoc. Pastor: Mike McCune Assistant Pastor: Linda Green

Worship Services- 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. 9:45 a.m. Fellowship Sunday School Riverside and Locust, Omak • 826-2061

Praying for Unity and Revival in the Valley 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 27 Our Savior Lutheran Church, Okanogan

1 Stanton Loop Road, Tonasket Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9 a.m. Awana Club Prek - 5th Sunday

Downtown Riverside Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Worship Service: 11 a.m. Pastor Rick Mclaughlin 509-826-1269

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Omak seeks sewer planning funds By Sheila Corson The Chronicle OMAK — The city will apply for a community development block grant of up to $24,000 for the comprehensive sewer plan, in preparation for a major overhaul of the city's sewer system. The City Council approved applying for the grant at an April 5 meeting. The total cost of the sewer plan will be around $80,000, and the city will seek other grants to fund it. The block

By Roger Harnack The Chronicle NESPELEM — More than 70 people turned out Friday, April 2, for the unveiling of the Chief Joseph statue and opening of a new rest area along state Highway 155. With traditional tribal drum songs and prayers marking the celebration, Colville Business Council Vice Chairman John Stensgar welcomed residents and visitors to the rest area commemorating Chief Joseph and tribal history. The new rest area is designed to tell visitors of the tribulations members of the 12 bands of the Colville Confederated Tribes suffered, Stensgar said, noting the project area has been in the works for several years. "There has been a lot of hard work that went into this project," he said. State Department of Transportation Local Program Engineer Paul Moyer also talked about how the project came together. Moyer said the federal government kicked in $377,000 for the project, but that several Nespelem-area businesses and agencies provided in-kind services to see the project through to fruition. "To be involved in this project was really, really great,"

NESPELEM — Twenty-two candidates are vying for seven positions on the Colville Business Council. The only candidate running unopposed is incumbent chairman Michael O. Finley, Inchelium Position 2. Douglas J. Seymour is challenging incumbent Juanita Warren, Inchelium Position 1. Incumbent Jeanne A. Jarred, Keller Position 1, has three competitors: Julie A.

• Heard from Sue Romig of Omak Youth Baseball that some dispute had arisen over who gets to use the concession stands during baseball games. High school officials have said they want to take over after this season. Council discovered there was no policy or permitting done for concessions, but that it needed to be done. In order to sell anything in the parks, a group has to have a permit. The parks council granted Omak Youth Baseball a temporary permit.

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Tribal Vice Chairman John Stensgar explains the work that went into the opening of the new Chief Joseph Rest Area in Nespelem. he said, noting he usually works on more mundane projects. Both Stensgar and Moyer pointed to Project Manager Smoker Marchand of Omak as the man who made the project happen. A modest Marchand downplayed his role. "It took a collaborative effort," he said. The new Chief Joseph Rest Area includes restrooms, a

three-dimensional statue of Chief Joseph, a basalt pillar for each of the 12 bands, and a historical synopsis of Chief Joseph and the tribe. Stensgar challenged tribal members to keep the rest area pristine. "It's your responsibility to keep it up," he said, noting it is an important marker that deserves vigilance and reverence.

Candidates vie for tribal positions By Sheila Corson The Chronicle

grant is for planning only, staff reports said. Public Works Director Jim Miller said he is looking into grants for more than $1 million to start on the construction, beginning with Dewberry Avenue. The work will have to wait until the next funding cycle and probably not get done until next year. Miller said the city plans on paving the portion of street torn up by the Dewberry leak once asphalt is available this season. In other business, the council:

Edwards, Sylvia Tatshama Peasley and Henry (Hobo) Stensgar. Incumbent Harvey Moses Jr., Nespelem Position 1, will run against former councilman Matthew Dick Jr. Incumbent Gene H. Joseph, Nespelem Position 2, will face three: Victoria Lynn Circle, Marie A. Covington and Ricky Gabriel. Five competitors are challenging incumbent Carleen Anderson for Omak Position 1. They are: LaVada AndersonFry, former councilman Ted

Bessette, George James Marchand, former councilwoman Cherie Moomaw and Fawn Swan. Finally, incumbent Ernie A. Williams, Omak Position 2, will face Darlene J. Burke and Lisa Nicholson-True. Candidates were certified March 24. The primary election will be May 1 and the general election is June 12. Polling places are the Inchelium Longhouse, Keller Community Center, Nespelem Community Center and Omak Senior Meal Site.

BREWSTER — A winddriven fire consumed about 20 acres of grass, sagebrush and trees in Central Ferry Canyon about five miles from town Sunday, April 2. "Amazing," said Brewster Fire Chief Mike Webster; he added that he didn't believe it until he saw the smoke for himself. The fire started on property owned by Crane Family Orchards and was the site of a controlled burn on Friday afternoon that, by all

appearances, was out when Crane employees left. But it got windy on Sunday afternoon, and "when the wind started blowing, it just picked the fire up," Webster said. It was reported about 2:41 p.m. The wind pushed the fire across the Crane property, formerly planted in orchard, and down into a draw, unimproved land managed by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife. When it hit the trees and sagebrush, "it was burning good. They were talking 10-, 12foot flames," Webster said. The fire "burned down into a kind of

marshy area, and it stopped. That saved us." Nine trucks from Brewster, Pateros, Methow and the Rocky Butte fire station responded; there were 22 firefighters on the scene, along with a state bulldozer. "Nobody could believe that could happen," Webster said, because the fire looked like it was out on Friday, especially with the heavy rain and snow that afternoon. But at a time of year with frequent strong winds, people who are burning debris should douse it with water and make sure it's out, Webster said.

Underage drinking is town hall topic By Sheila Corson The Chronicle OMAK — Community members are invited to a town hall meeting to address the issue of underage drinking in Okanogan County. The event will begin with dinner at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 8, at the Omak Performing Arts Center, 14 S. Cedar Ave., an announcement said. Roni Cohen-Sandler, clinical psychologist and author, will speak at 6 p.m. She will share stories of real-life situations, strategies for communication and more to help keep children alcohol- and substance-free, the announcement said. According to a recent survey, 52 percent of class of

2008 graduates had someone willing to buy them alcohol, the announcement said. More information is available from Megan Azzano, 509-826-6191, or Racie McKee, 509-826-7680. People are asked to RSVP to them.

The town hall meeting is sponsored by the Okanogan County Community Coalition, Okanogan Behavioral HealthCare, the state Department of Commerce and the Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse.

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Highway from A1 side DOT spokesman Dustin Terpening said. " 'Tis a strange year for snow." The west side of the pass was cleared to the meeting point using only truck-mounted plows, he said. With the Okanogan having the highest percentage of average snow pack in the state this year, the challenges on this side are greater than on the west side. East of the Cascades, there are two Kodiaks burning through 100 gallons of fuel every eight-hour shift, powered by a 350-horsepower engine for motive power and a 650horsepower engine to drive the auger and blow the snow. All that fuel buys a normal plowing speed of 1 mph, less if the snow is particularly recalcitrant. Riding in the blower, one learns the machine gives

Trial from A1 evidence and first-degree kidnapping. In a hearing last Friday, the state amended charges against Mathis and Richards by adding to aggravated murder the alternative of first-degree murder in conjunction with a kidnapping. A conviction for aggravated murder carries a sentence of life in prison. A sentencing range would be decided for a first-degree murder conviction. Mathis and Richards also are charged with first-degree manslaughter of an unborn quicken child and first-degree kidnapping. Mathis is additionally charged with tampering with evidence. A fourth defendant, Lacey Kae Hirst-Pavek, 34, Crumbacher, is charged with

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605 Pinyon Place in a storage area attached to a garage, Omak Fire Chief Kevin Bowling said. The fire spread a little into the garage, but was mostly contained to the storage unit. Heat and smoke damage occurred in the garage and to the two vehicles, and the living

area. The fire did not reach the home, Bowling said. The Omak Fire Department was on site for just under two hours. The cause is still under investigation. Bowling said a homeowner received minor burns when trying to extinguish the blaze.

unmistakable feedback when it goes just a tad bit too fast, shaking and protesting until the excellent operator backs it off a bit so as not to break a shear pin, designed to fail if the auger gets overloaded. Pins are purchased by the bucketful, some days the crew goes through up to 20 of them if it is really difficult snow. Time required from the start of clearing to opening varies according to snow depth and avalanche conditions. Last week as the plows were approaching the Liberty Bell No. 3 chute, Mother Nature dumped 8-10 feet of snow on the road that was cleared the day before. While most chutes are about 1,000 feet tall, No. 3 is closer to 3,000 feet tall, so just a few inches of snow multiplied by that height makes for a mighty mess. When Twisp Maintenance Supervisor Don Becker assumed leadership of the crew,

the cost to clear the highway was around $500,000 annually. By applying modern management and cost containment techniques, he has been able to cut that to $150,000-$200,000 per year. Some of that savings is due to involving his team in determining strategies and tactics for clearing the road. The most interesting was an idea to spray the road with ice melter just as it closed for the winter. The crew discovered that when that was done, there was no longer the one to three inches of ice solidly frozen on the roadbed, requiring chipping when they worked to reopen. Now, after the Kodiak clears a lane the residual snow melts and evaporates, making the road bare and dry within an hour of plowing. Highway clearing began March 22. The highway closed for the season Nov. 17, 2009.

first-degree murder and firstdegree manslaughter. She has a trial date of May 4. Tony Frey and Sunshine Poliquin represent Richards. Steve Graham represents Mathis. The state is represented by former county prosecutor Greg Weber, who is now with the state Attorney General's office. There was discussion surrounding what Phillips might testify to, which might include his saying Richards was not present during the killing as Phillips allegedly stated last summer. Richards still could be found guilty by being found to be an accomplice, according to court discussion. Frey and Graham each objected to the amended charges where it stated Richards was either a principal or an accomplice during the kidnapping that led to

Kitterman's death. In other discussion: • Frey said he was good to go for the trial after undergoing surgery March 26. He presented the judge a note from his doctor saying the attorney was healthy. Richards told the court he left it up to his attorney to decide. Frey noted Poliquin was assisting and could carry on should there be a problem. • Small ruled that Hirst-Pavek could not attend the trial as she might be a distraction to the jury and might cause other issues. Her attorney and investigator could attend the trial. • Small also said Kitterman's family could not be in the courtroom during the trial with buttons and T-shirts bearing the decedent's image. He said family members can wear images during sentencing if there is a conviction.

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First place pays at least $1,100 By Cheryl Schweizer Chronicle correspondent

Stampede looking for demo drivers Tony Block, who played professional basketball in Australia and Europe before moving to the Okanogan Valley, recently resigned as head coach of the varsity boys’ basketball team at Okanogan High School. The 6-9 Block was coach for two years, compiling a 23-18 record. Okanogan was 14-7 this year, falling in the first round of district to Cashmere 59-55 in a loser-out Block game. Before being appointed head coach, he’d assisted Jay Staggs for three years. Staggs, who had been head coach for seven years, assisted this past year and said he enjoyed working with the younger players. Block began working in Wenatchee last year and commuted daily for practices. He is the recent father of twins and has two older boys living in Seattle. The coach cited his wanting to spend more time with his family and be closer to his older boys. He thanked the school for the opportunity to coach and wished the players the best. Block grew up in California, played for a community college that played in the state tournaments, then played for the University of Utah. In his first year at Utah, they won their first game in the NCAA finals over Pittsburgh before losing to Kentucky, a finalfour team. Following college, he played a year professionally in Taiwan, where he made the all-star team in the A league and had a best game of 54points, 26 rebounds. He played a year in Spain in the B league, reaching the national quarterfinals, and tried to play professionally in Argentina before an injury ended his playing career. ◆◆◆◆◆ Omak Stampede is looking for a few good car bashers. And their cars. Stampede wants to continue running its annual Demolition Derby, but unless they can get enough people interested, the event will be nixed. The goal is 16 entries, which would keep enough fans interested between heats planned for the third Saturday in June (June 19), Office Manager Sarah Grooms said. Because the new arena is smaller after being refurbished, the use of lawnmower races between heats is not feasible, Grooms said. So for now, it would be strictly demo derby destruction for fans, Grooms said, noting she’s got about 10 entries now. Stampede ran an ad in The Chronicle last week, and got a few responses including some drivers in Oroville, Grooms said. The demo is planned for a Saturday that does not conflict with flat track racing in Republic. Stampede added $2,500 to entries last year, and wants to do that again this year. Plus, Stampede and the Tonasket Demo Derby each put up $250 for the top driver in the series of the two derbies. Those wanting to compete in the derby can contact Stampede at 509-826-1983.

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Shawn Townsend leaps high for ball thrown by quarterback Ian Ashley, who scrambled on the play after a high snap.

Hurricanes blow past O.C. Koepke picks up fumble for touchdown By Al Camp The Chronicle OKANOGAN — The Hermiston, Ore., Hurricanes used long passing plays in the second half that flew over a tired Okanogan County Commando defense en route to a 21-6 victory April 3 at the high school. The defense produced the Commandos’ lone score in the first half when Ryan Anderson came from the right side and sacked the quarterback, who was rolling to his right. The ball bounced loose to Justin Koepke, who is the left defensive end. He scooped it up and went untouched 40 yards. A two-point conversion pass was incomplete, leaving the Commandos up 6-0, where they remained until late in the third quarter. That does not mean Hermiston did not threaten, which it did late in the first half. Despite penalties that pushed Hermiston back to a long fourth down, the Hurricanes completed a pass for a first down then used one of its rare runs for a good gain to reach the Commandos’ three. That’s as far as they got. Hermiston used two long passes to pull in front 14-6 by

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” the fourth quarter. A late Hail Mary pass was caught at the end of the game for the final margin. “We held them a long time, we just could not get the ball into the end zone,” Coach Malcolm Townsend said. “The defense did a great job to be on the field that long. And their quarterback did a great job.” The Commandos could not sustain drives, getting inside the 30 six times and inside the 25 five times but never scoring. “We had some nice drives; we just sputtered at the end,” Townsend said. Hermiston kept one scoring drive alive when a punt snap went over the kicker’s head. He ran down the ball and threw

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Joany Fonseca attempts to guard Hermiston receiver Tyson Banker, who finished with two touchdown catches. without looking 40 yards down field and a receiver caught it. The Commandos gained 96 yards on carries led by Ryan Cate, 11-65, Shawn Townsend 2-5 and Craig Hall 5-24. Quarterback Ian Ashley

completed 12 of 27 passes for 122 yards and an interception. Enver Figueroa, in his first game with the Commandos, caught four passes for 51 yards.

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Okanogan baseball now 7-0 Bulldogs pulverize Tonasket 15-0, 13-0 By Al Camp The Chronicle TONASKET — The visiting Okanogan High School baseball team jumped on the Tigers in the first innings in sweeping a doubleheader 15-0 and 13-0 on April 3. “It was extremely windy and cold and our guys put the ball in

play hard all afternoon,” Bulldog coach Kevin Daling said. Okanogan drew 16 walks which, combined with 17 hits and good pitching, led to the shutouts, Daling said. “Too many errors and not enough hits,” Tonasket coach Steve Williams said. “We are still struggling to make the

BREWSTER — Tickets for the fifth annual Budweiser Lowrance Salmon Derby will go on sale about May 1. They are available on the derby Web site, www.brewstersalmonderby.co m. Updates and new information should begin appearing on the site by midApril, organizing committee member J.D. Smith said. Anglers will hit the water Friday through Sunday, Aug. 68. Smith said 275 tickets will be on sale at $35 for adults and $25 for children 14 and under. A portion of derby proceeds will go to fish habitat restoration; the Brewster Chamber of Commerce donated $2,500 to habitat restoration in 2009, Smith said. First place in the adult division will win at least $1,100, Smith said. The youth division winner will take home at least $400. The contest carries an estimated $17,000 in cash and prizes, and cash prizes will be paid through 10th place in the adult division and fifth place in the youth division. Merchandise will be awarded through 25th place in the adult division, and all youth participants will receive prizes, Smith said. Participants also can compete for three side pots, including individual total weight, team total weight and total derby weight. There’s also a “mystery fish” contest, with the winner being the angler who catches the fish that’s closest to a randomly selected and secret weight. The mystery fish winner will receive a custom fishing rod and reel. Organizers will work with Colville tribal officials to promote good fishing, he said. Cooperation had a positive impact in 2009, when derby officials weighed 137 fish. That broke the previous record by 50 fish. Ninety participants brought fish to be weighed, which also set a record, he said. More information is available from Smith, 509-4490277, or through the derby Web site.

plays we should make and then compounding fielding errors with throwing errors. “Our guys did a good job of not chasing pitches out of the zone while also maintaining a good approach and putting quality swings on pitches that were strikes,” Daling said of Okanogan’s hitting. T.J. Gilman got the win and Danny Parks pitched the fifth inning in the first game where

Okanogan got eight runs in the first inning. Tonasket’s Justin Dellinger struck out three in two innings of relief. Okanogan – T.J. Gilman 24, double; John DeLap 3-4; Connor Phalen 2-3; Jordan Bradley 1-3; Joe Townsend 1-3; Dylan Otis 1-1, double; Troy Hertlein 1-3.

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OKANOGAN — Brian Lewis, Omak, took first place for gross during the Men’s Opening Day Golf Tournament on April 3 at the Okanogan Valley Golf Club. Lewis finished nine Lewis holes with a 74 to top a field of 25, club professional Bill Sproule said. “The projected weather probably had a lot to do with the small turnout,” Sproule said of a winter storm watch for the area. The course will start Senior Fun Day at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday, April 13, for those age 50 and older. Ladies Day starts at 8 a.m. on Thursdays. Gross: 1, Brian Lewis 74. 2, Mike Bordner 76. 3, Bill Neely 82. Net: 1, Monte Rusk 67. 2, Brett Neely 69. 3, Lonnie Scott 70. Team: 1, Jack Hein, Stew Carder, Lonnie Scott. 2, Brian Lewis, Brett Neely, Mike Cornett, Ron Staggs. 3, Monte Rusk, Larry Talmadge, Ron Seefried, Leonard Cheer.

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At left, Omak’s Boomer Harvill gets ready to tag a Cashmere player caught off base by pitcher Roy Cade April 3. The Cashmere player was called safe for interference earlier on the base path. Following the play is Damien Landers, who in the second game scored by diving through Cashmere’s catcher. At right, Okanogan’s Krista Olson puts the tag on Tonasket’s Dakotah Fry, who attempted to score on a wild pitch April 3. Following the play is umpire Shirley Bowden

Sidelines From B1 Adam Weber, Omak, went an inning and a third for George Fox University on April 3 in its first sweep of a three-game series with Whitworth College since 1999. With the bases loaded Weber in the fourth inning, Weber got his third win by taking a hit up the middle to start a 1-2-3 double play to end the threat. The Bruins tacked on one run in the top of the fifth before Weber gave up two runs to end his stint that included a solo home run. George Fox won the game 15-5 to complete its first-ever sweep in a Northwest Conference baseball road series with Whitworth. ◆◆◆◆◆ Emily Hu, Omak, appears to have a strong hold on left field at Idaho State University. Hu, a junior who has lettered the last two years, played in 40 of 41 games last year, including 25 in the outfield and seven at second base for the Bengals, who were 20-21. This year, she’s listed mainly in left field, where she’s

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batting .258 with a double, five walks and is 6-for-7 on steals for ISU, which is 4-21 after dropping two games last Saturday, April 3, in St. George, Utah. The last win for the Bengals was 9-4 over Harvard in Riverside, Calif., on March 13. Hu went 3-4, scored twice and had three put outs. Last year Hu batted .336 and had 38 hits, which was third on the team and tied for sixth-most in school history. She was 4-for-4 stealing bases and added nine sacrifice bunts. ◆◆◆◆◆ Taylor LaMoreaux, Brewster, averaged 10.4 minutes a game for the Whitworth University women’s basketball team this past winter. The 5-9 LaMoreaux sophomore forward played in 25 of 26 games, averaging 1.9 points a game. She finished with 17 assists, 8 blocks, 16 steals and 40 rebounds. This was LaMoreaux’s first year at Whitworth after transferring from Lewis and Clark College. Whitworth fell 68-55 to the University of Puget Sound in the Northwest Conference semifinals in late February.

She played four minutes, hitting a 3-pointer for her only shot. LaMoreaux, who is majoring in accounting, was voted as a senior as a first-team all-Caribou Trail League member. Her parents are Craig and Deb LaMoreaux. ◆◆◆◆◆ Eastern Washington University women’s basketball coach Wendy Schuller said Brewster’s Kyla Evans, injured just before the Big Sky Conference tournament game, will spend the offseason working on the injury. Evans “She is doing fine,” Schuller said of one of her four co-captains this year. “This offseason will be spent trying to treat and rehabilitate her back as well as a lot of time spent strengthening her core.” No. 1 seed Eastern fell to No. 6 seed Montana State 6557 in the conference tournament. Eastern, which had swept Montana State in the regular season, also was hampered by the conference’s MVP, Eastern’s Julie Piper, picking up two early fouls and sitting. Evans, a junior guard, was

lost to the team during warmups less than an hour from the start of the game. The 5-11 long-range bomber entered the season ranked fifth in career treys and sixth in attempts. This year’s threepoint shooting percentage 0f 40.3 (58-for-144) exceeded her previous school record of 38.4 from behind the arc. Evans, 21, has been named to the Big Sky Conference AllAcademic team the last two years. ◆◆◆◆◆ The 75th Tonasket Founders Day Rodeo benefit barn dance for Queen Taylor Ayers will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 10, in the Tonasket High School Commons, 35 Highway 20 East. There will be a fee charged, though children under 5 will be admitted free. ◆◆◆◆◆ Tonasket’s Gerad Moser, a 5-10 sophomore on the Carroll College basketball team, played in the first five games last winter before being sidelined with an injury. He finished with five points, four rebounds and a steal. Last year Moser played for South Puget Sound Community College, where as a true freshman he averaged more than 30 minutes and 7.5 points per game. He was expected to bring strength and speed to point guard for the Fighting Saints

(6-8 conference, 13-16 overall) Carroll could have used him, falling 65-64 to Rocky Mountain College in the opening round of the Frontier Conference tournament. Moser led the Caribou Trail League his senior year with 22 points per game. He was first team all league and led Tonasket to the state tournament. Moser played at Tonasket for Sol Jones, who is an assistant at Carroll College in Helena, Mont. Jones coached the Tigers from 2002-2007. He led Tonasket to its first state tournament in 16 years and its best overall record in 22 years in the 2006-07 season when the Tigers finished second at 10-4 in the CTL and were 16-12 overall. Tonasket dropped its state opener 44-41 to University Prep, eliminated Granger 73-37 and dropped out of state in a 38-33 loss to Mabton. Jones started his collegiate basketball career at Peninsula College in Port Angeles. His teammates were Carroll coaches Brandon and Brock Veltri. He was recruited by Jamestown, where he played under Brad Huse, the current Montana State University head coach. Jamestown and Jones compiled a 62-27 record over three years, won two conference titles and made one NAIA National Tournament

appearance. In his senior year, he set a 3-point conference record. Jones is a teacher at Helena High School when not assisting at the college. His wife, Jamie, works in the college’s admission department and is an assistant on the Carroll women’s soccer team. ◆◆◆◆◆ Jeremiah Root, Omak, is winding up his final year after competing on the swim team at University of Puget Sound in Tacoma. The 5-11, 172 pound Root, a math major, finished the season as fourth best on the team in the men’s 100 breast at 1:05.15, fifth in the men’s 200 breast in 2:33.32, fifth in the 50 free at 23.08 and ninth in the 100 free at 53.28. The school wrapped up its season March 18-20 at the NCAA DIII championships in Minneapolis, Minn. ◆◆◆◆◆ Connor Walsh, Liberty Bell High School, played in 16 games this past year for Oregon’s Willamette University men’s basketball team. Walsh, a 6-1 sophomore wing, averaged 4.6 minutes a game. He finished with nine points, five steals, four rebounds and two assists. He was 1-2 on 3-pointers and 2-2 on free throws.

March Madness She may be one in a million. But we know for sure Sara Thornton is the only participant in The Chronicle’s inaugural March Madness contest to pick Duke to take home the NCAA Division 1 Men’s basketball championship. Thornton, 24, of Oroville, pulled out her bracket victory in the final

game as Duke edged Butler 61-59 late Monday night, April 5. With 68 points, Thornton wins $50 for her prognostication. “I did it to compete with my father,” Thornton said. In second place was Jordan Sackman, 31, of Omak. Had Butler won the final game, she would’ve

taken home the cash. Rounding out the Top 5 are Don Van Etten and Robert Gregory, tied for third with 63 points, and Michael Hauso of Omak, fifth with 62 points. The best prognosticator at The Chronicle was, who else, Sports Editor Al Camp, who subsequently tied with Thornton’s father, Bruce, at

58 points. This year’s contest was brought to you by several local businesses including Prostitch Embroidery, Sunrise Chevrolet, Gene’s Harvest Foods, Les Schwab, and North Country Pub, all of Omak; and The Cariboo Inn and Flying B, both of Okanogan.

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Tonasket walks 13; Fewkes hits double By Al Camp The Chronicle OKANOGAN – The Bulldogs swept Tonasket 18-0 and 17-5 in high school fastpitch on a blustery, cold day April 3. Okanogan took advantage of 13 walks in the first game, in which Tonasket nearly broke the shutout bid by Krista Olson. A Tiger attempted to steal home on a loose ball and was tagged out. “It was good to see our young team play solid defense and execute offensively for an entire game,” coach Darin Radke said. “We were able to be patient and mix in some hits.” Olson struck out four, walked two and allowed only three hits in five innings. Tonasket – Singles by Sadie Long, Jessica Maier and Dakota Fry. Cortney Jones made a runsaving catch in right field. Okanogan Tyler Schreckengost 1-3, 3 runs, 2 RBIs; Bailey Miller, 1-2, 3 runs, 3 RBIs; Carly Harris, 2-3, 3 runs, two doubles, 8 RBIs; Quincee Heindselman 24, 2 runs; Kailey Harris, 1-1, 2 runs; Stefanie Marchand, 3-3, 2 runs, double, 3 Jones RBIs; Darlene Carillo, 1-2, 2 runs, double, RBI. In the second game, Kelsey Chiles knocked out a three-run home run. “We were able to continue scoring runs and consistently hit the ball,” Radke said. “Overall, I was pleased with how we stayed focused and played well the entire day.” Olson pitched four innings, giving up three runs (one earned) on five hits while striking out seven and walking two. Tonasket – Ryle Fewkes double; Mackenzie Olson Wheeler 2 singles, run, RBI; Jayden Hawkins single, run; Jessica Maier run, RBI. Okanogan - Schreckengost 2-4, 2 runs, RBI; Miller 2-3, 2 runs RBI; C. Harris 1-2, 2 runs, RBI; Olson 1-3, double, 4 RBIs; Chiles 2-3, 3 runs, home run, 4 RBIs; Heindselman 1-2, 3 RBIs; K. Harris 1-2, 1 run; Marchand 33, 2 runs, two doubles, 2 RBIs; Courtney Rumbolz 1-2, 1 run, RBI.

Bulldogs From B1 Tonasket – Ty Thornton 13; Corbin Mirick 1-3, SB; Corbin Moser 0-1, 2 BB, 2 SB; Dylan Fewkes 1-3. Justin VanderWeide pitched two innings and Joe Townsend closed the final three innings of the second game, in which the Bulldogs scored seven runs in the first inning. Daling VanderWeide praised the velocity of VanderWeide and work of Gilman behind the plate. “Jason had good velocity and was able to throw all three pitches for strikes,” Daling said. “T.J. was great behind the plate in game two. His desire to improve as a catcher has really shown up this year and gives us more options defensively.” Tonasket’s Jacob Hollingshead struck out four in four innings of relief. Okanogan was to play at Brewster on Tuesday, April 6, then return home for the second game with the Bears on Thursday, April 8. Tonasket was to play a nonleague game with Liberty Bell on April 6 and then head to Omak for a doubleheader on Saturday, April 10. Okanogan – Bradley 1-3, double; Gilman 2-3, 3 RBIs; Townsend 1-1; Otis 1-1; VanderWeide 1-2. Tonasket – Ty Thornton 1-3; Corbin Mirick 1-3; R.J. Roeber 1-3; Dylan Fewkes 1-3.

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Members of the Curlew High School Equestrian Team include (from left) junior Cheyenne Saltsman, senior Danni Marcin, senior Ashley Brown, junior Marcella Lane and freshman Brianna Brown.

Saltsman rides to first Curlew starts third year in equestrian By Al Camp The Chronicle EAST WENATCHEE – Cheyenne Saltsman of Curlew finished first in poles, barrels and figure 8 in the first equestrian meet of the year March 19-20 at the Appleatchee Equestrian Center. This is the third season for the team, Coach Stace Marcin said, noting she has five team members this year. The team competes in

District 1 of the Washington High School Equestrian Team program. District 1 covers all of eastern Washington that includes teams from Goldendale and White Salmon. There are 155 student-athletes competing. The team next competes April 8-11 in Moses Lake, Marcin said. Individual results: Danni Marcin: 2, figure-8; 5, breakaway; 7, barrels; 10, poles; 17, steer daubing.

Cheyenne Saltsman: 1, poles; 1, figure-8; 1, key hole; 14, 16, working rancher. Marcella Lane: 11 tie, working rancher; 23, figure-8; 26, barrels; 36, poles. Ashley Brown: 11 tie, working rancher; 19, barrels; 23, steer daubing; 25, figure-8; 42, poles. Brianna Brown: 12, working rancher; 14, poles; 16, steer daubing; 18, figure-8. Team results: 4, working 4’s; 13, Canadian flags; 18, cattle sorting (Marcin and Saltsman); bi-wrangle: 4, Marcin and Saltsman; 12, A. Brown and B. Brown.

Omak fastpitch nipped at Cashmere By Al Camp The Chronicle CASHMERE – The Omak High School fastpitch team stayed close to Cashmere but was swept 10-9 and 15-11 by the southern Bulldogs in a doubleheader April 3. “We continued to hit the ball OK, but we were outslugged by Cashmere,” Omak coach Rick Duck said. “I think we were suffering from a little spring break hangover. We made too many mental and physical mistakes to win either game.”

Duck said he was happy to see the team come from being down 14-7 in the fourth inning of the second game to make the game close. “We’ll regroup this week and make some adjustments for our games this Thursday in Brewster (April 8) and Saturday (April 10) in Tonasket.” Omak outhit Cashmere 15-11 in the first game but also committed 8 errors to 4 for the Bulldogs. Shirlee Ramos struck out three, walked four and gave up six earned runs over seven

innings of the first game. Omak - Ables 1-5 double; Harris 14; Thomason 4-4 2 doubles; Hauso 34, double; Ramos 1-4; Morris 2-4, double; Stevie Luntsford 1-1; Sachse 1-4; Roberts 1-2. Cashmere outhit Omak 1612 in the second game, in which the Pioneers committed 5 errors to the Dogs’ 3 errors, Duck said. Ramos walked one in six innings. Omak - Ables 2-4, Roberts 1-4, double; Thomason 2-4, double; Ramos 2-4; Luntsford 1-4, double; Sachse 1-1 4 runs; Harris 3-4, double.

Omak baseball turns tables on Cashmere Pioneers bounce back from shutout By Al Camp The Chronicle OMAK – The Pioneer baseball team took it on the chin in falling 15-0 in five innings to Cashmere on April 3. Omak then turned the tables in the second game, getting good pitching and timely hitting to edge the southern Bulldogs 6-5. Cade Roy pitched well in the first game, Omak coach Peewee Howe said. He said Roy gave up nine runs on nine hits. “I bet darn well five or six of those hits were Texas Leaguers, gappers. Nothing was hit that hard,” Howe said.

Omak produced only three hits, those being by Roy, Dylan Green and Lane Priest. In the second game, Matt Webster got the win by pitching the first three innings, striking out two, walking three and giving up two runs on two hits. Justin Dibble got a save by closing the final four innings, giving up six hits while striking out two and walking one. Cashmere trailed 6-2 into the seventh when it combined two hits with three Omak errors, the last scoring two runs. Omak produced its winning run in the sixth when Green walked with one out, stole

second and, with two outs, scored on a line drive double down the left field line by Dibble. “I got a good look at it,” Howe Dibble said, who coaches the third base side. Omak - Kyle Trudeaux 2-4, double; Green 2-4, triple; Damien Landers 2-4; Justin Dibble 2-4, double, 2 RBIs; Jordan Velasco 2-4, double, 3 RBIs. Omak takes on Tonasket at 11 a.m. this Saturday, April 10, at home.

Speedy sports stories Fly club offers free casting class OMAK – The Okanogan County Fly Fishing Club will put on a free fly casting class from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 10, at East Side Park. The class is open to everyone, young or old, boys and girls, organizers said. All equipment will be supplied.

Booster club to hold dinner, auction OKANOGAN – The Okanogan Athletic Booster Club will hold its annual dinner and auction Saturday, May 8, at the Okanogan County Fairgrounds Agriplex, 175 Rodeo Trail. Social hour starts at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. A live auction follows. The tickets are $15 per person, which includes a steak dinner and dessert. Only 250 tickets are being sold, organizers said. Auction items include guided Columbia River fishing trip for two, Tim McGraw concert tickets with overnight stay and dinner for two, Coeur d’Alene Casino weekend stay with Circling Raven golf package, Weber barbecue gas grill, Ultimate Dawg Fan Package, full auto detail package and La-Z Boy recliner. Those wishing to purchase a ticket can contact Lana Judd at 509-422-5035.

Norman wins pinochle’s second half MALOTT – Tim Norman moved from third place to first overall on the last week of play in the pinochle league at the Wagon Wheel Bar and Grill. Norman entered the final week eight points behind the secondhalf leaders. He took the title with 113 points. Kip Lawson, who entered the week in first overall, and Paul Steuermann tied for second at 112 points. Weekly 12 results: 1, Bill Bruton. 2, Joyce Wick. 3, Carmon Cornett. Week 11 results: Joyce Wick. 2, Jim Lawson. 3, Kip Lawson. Final second-half overall: 1, Tim Norman 113. 2-3, Kip Lawson and Paul Steuermann 112. 4, Marlene Judkins 107. 5, Joyce Wick 106. 6, Carmon Cornett 101. 7-8, Norma Lawson Bill Bruton 98. 9-10, Doug Ralston and Dick Fuller 93. 11, Sherry Fadden 83. 12, Joann Harrison 78. 13, Jim Serles 74. 14-15, Jim Lawson and Even Bevier 71. 16, Jo LaMotte 42. Sub: Boyd Walton 29.

Junor rodeo planned for Saturday TONASKET – The annual Tonasket Junior Rodeo will start at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 10-11, at the Tonasket Comanchero Rodeo Grounds, 32 Clarkson Mill Road south of town. Competitors, who are age 18 and under, compete in everything from peewee barrels to boys bull riding. Caribou Trail Junior Rodeo Association sanctions the 55 events for five age groups.

ATV club to meet in Conconully CONCONULLY - North Central ATV Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 9, at the Conconully Community Hall, 219 N. Main St.

Football From B1 Shawn Townsend caught two for 48 yards (both were 24 yarders). Defensively, Joany Fonseca intercepted a pass. The Commandos (1-1) stay home with the Spokane Wolfpack (2-1) at 6 p.m. this Saturday, April 10, at Okanogan

High School, 244 N. Fifth Ave. “We need to shore up our pass defense,” coach Townsend said. “Every team in the league has one loss. We just got to win games.” Spokane is one of four teams at 2-1. The Commandos, which had a bye last week, is one of three teams at 1-1. There are two teams at 0-2.

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Wednesday April 7 Preschool story time will be at 11 a.m. at the Tonasket Public Library. A free weed workshop runs from 1-4 p.m. at the Malo Grange off state Highway 21 north of Republic as part of Ferry County Pride Month. Pesticide license credits are available. People will learn to identify noxious weeds and the problems they cause. Control options will be discussed. A tour will start in Malo and move to Boulder Pass to view musk thistle and then Rincon to view houndstongue and other weeds. Registration: 509-775-5235. Fun with books story time for preschoolers will be from 11:15-11:45 at the Okanogan Public Library. Information: 509-422-2609. Books, songs and games are included Republic Eagles Aerie 68 meets second and fourth Wednesday. Information: 509-775-3094.

Thursday April 8 A discussion of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Giver,â&#x20AC;? by Lois Lowry, will be at 6 p.m. at the Okanogan Public Library. Information: 509-422-2609.

Friday April 9 Story time for preschool children will be from 11:30 a.m. to noon at the Omak Public Library. The story is â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mrs. Honeyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hunt,â&#x20AC;? by Pam Adams. Information: 509-826-1820. Republic Eagles dinners are held weekly at 6 p.m. at the Eagles Hall, and are open to t he public. Fee charged. Information: 509-775-8177. A documentary film, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lords of Nature: Life in a Land of Great Predators,â&#x20AC;? will begin at 7 p.m. at the Tonasket Community Cultural Center. Doors open at 6. A discussion follows at 8. Curlew Civic Club will offer bingo, with doors open at 6:30 p.m. and games at 7. Refreshments available. Information: curlewcivicclub.org. The North Central ATV Club will meet at 7 p.m. at Conconully Community Hall. Information: ncatvclub@ncatvclub.org or www.ncatvclub.org.

Saturday April 10 A free hazardous household waste collection will be held from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Torboy Transfer Station as part of Ferry County Pride Month. Omak residents can put yard debris out in their normal garbage pickup locations for spring cleanup. Vegetative yard waste, including tree trimmings up to three inches in diameter and in four-foot lengths, will be accepted. Tree trimmings should be bundled. Blossom Ministries will hold a spring bazaar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Oroville High School commons. Admission is free; donations of nonperishable food items are sought. Information: 509-733-1941. The free Methow Valley Good Neighbor Workshop will be from 2-5 p.m. at the Brands home, 16 Lodge Lane, Winthrop. It features practical advice for building and living in the valley, and is sponsored by the Methow Conservancy. Space is limited. Registration and information: 509-996-2870. The 75th Tonasket Founders Day Rodeo benefit barn dance for Queen Taylor Ayers will begin at 6 p.m. in the Tonasket High School Commons. Fee charged, though children under 5 will be admitted free.

museum on North Second Avenue, Okanogan. Narration will be by Georgene Fitzgerald. The museum will open at 1 p.m. for those interested.

Monday April 12 Story time for preschool children will be from 11:30 a.m. to noon at the Omak Public Library. The story is â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mrs. Honeyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hunt,â&#x20AC;? by Pam Adams. Information: 509-826-1820. The Omak Booster Club will meet at 5:30 p.m. in Room 206 at the high school. Seams Right Quilt Group meets at 7 p.m. at a memberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home. Information and location: Narda McNally, 509-422-2595, or Carol Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Dell, 509-826-1379.

Tuesday April 13 Hands-on weed control sprayer calibration workshops are planned April 13-15 during Ferry County Pride Month, a series of community activities in celebration of the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s natural resources. The Washington State University Extension office for Ferry County will offer state Department of Agriculture pesticide license recertification credits at the free workshops. They are set for 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, at the Ferry County Fairgrounds, 3.5 miles northeast of Republic on state Highway 20, four credits; 10 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, at the Nespelem Longhouse, 4560 state Highway 155, four credits; and 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 15, at the Kettle River Grange Hall, state Highway 395, Boyds, three credits. Advance registration by 4 p.m. Friday, April 9: 509-775-5235. The play â&#x20AC;&#x153;Catching the Moonâ&#x20AC;? will be presented at the Okanogan Public Library at 3:30 p.m. by the Book-It Repertory Theatre of Seattle. The story is geared to grades K-8 and is free and open to the public.

Thursday April 15 A political Tea Party is scheduled at 5:30 p.m. in front of the Okanogan County Courthouse. A parade will follow the open mike session.

Exhibits â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fragments of Colorâ&#x20AC;? exhibit runs until April 10 at Confluence Gallery and Art Center, Twisp. Members of the Okanogan County Artists Association will display their works through April 19 at Apple Springs, Sharron Arbuckle; Family Health Center in Okanogan, Esther Hinger; Mid-Valley Hospital, Sue Edick and Sandra Walters; Okanogan Public Library, Wanda Wertz; Omak City Hall, Barbara Conner Reed; Omak Clinic, Carol McMillan; Tonasket Interiors, Sandra Leavell; Tonasket Public Library, Clair Jeffko, and U.S. Bank in Tonasket, Sandra Leavell. An exhibit of contemporary art quilts by Fiber Optix quilt makers, blown glass from Twisp River Glass and a working fabric arts studio are at Confluence Gallery and Art Center, Twisp, until May. Winthrop Gallery will offer â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fields and Forests, Lakes Streams: Bounty of the Methow,â&#x20AC;? until April 19. Information: www.winthropgallery.com or 509-996-3925. Just Fair

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Civic Meetings open to the public: Ferry County Noxious Weed Control Board will meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, April 7, at the Malo Grange Hall. Okanogan County Water Conservancy Board meets at 2 p.m. today, April 7, in the commissionersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; conference room in the Grainger Administration Building, Okanogan. Information: Jerry Titcomb, 509-9963302. A discussion of electrical rates will take place during a special meeting of the Okanogan County Public Utility District commissioners at 6:30 tonight, April 7, in the Columbia Cove Recreation Center gym, Brewster. Omak Planning Commission meets at 7 tonight, April 7, at city hall. Information: 509-826-1170. Winthrop Town Council meets at 7 tonight, April 7, at The Barn. Information: 509-996-2320. Fire District No. 10 commission (Loomis) meets at 8:30 tonight, April 7, at 394 S. Broadway, Loomis. Information: 509-223-3176. Elmer City Town Council meets at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 8, at town hall. Information: 509-633-2872. A discussion of electrical rates will take place during a special meeting of the Okanogan County Public Utility District commissioners at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 8, in the Depot, Oroville. Fire District No. 12 commission (Havillah) will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 8, at the fire hall, 474 Swanson Mill Road, Tonasket. Information: 509-556-2911. Fire District No. 4 commission (Tonasket) meets at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 8, in the Tonasket Fire Hall. Information: 509-486-2611. Elmer City Town Council meets at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 8, at town hall. Information: 509-633-2872 Ferry County commissioners meet from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. the first, second and third Mondays and at 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month at 290 E. Tessie Ave., Republic. Information: 509-775-5229. Okanogan County commissioners meet from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Monday and Tuesday, except holidays, in the commissionersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; hearing room of the Grainger Administration Building, Okanogan. Agenda: www.okanogancounty.org. Okanogan Irrigation District Board will meet at 9:30 a.m. Monday, April 12, at the district office on Douglas Road, Omak. Information: 509-826-1250. Omak Library Board will meet at 3:30 p.m. Monday, April 12, in the Pioneer Room at the library. Information: 509-826-1820. Fire District No. 16 commissioners (Aeneas Valley) will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, April 12, in the Tonasket Elementary School commons. An annexation request will be discussed. Informaiton: Roger Prater, 509-486-2735. Fire District No. 15 commissioners (Douglas-Okanogan County) meet at 7 p.m. Monday, April 12, at the Brewster Ambulance Hall. Information: 509-689-0901. Okanogan Planning Commissioners at 7 p.m. Monday, April 12, at city hall. Information: 509-

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422-3600. Methow Valley Irrigation District Board meets at 7 p.m. Monday, April 12, in the Methow Valley Senior Center, Twisp. Fire District No. 6 commission (Methow Valley) meets at 7 p.m. Monday, April 12, at the district fire hall, Twisp. Information: 509-997-2981. Tonasket School Board meets for a special meeting work session at 5:45 p.m. Monday, April 12, in the district office to discuss federal Race to the Top funding. Information: 509486-2126. Ferry County Noxious Weed Control Board will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 13, at the Malo Grange. Okanogan County Board of Health meets at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, in the health district office in the Public Services Building, Okanogan. Information: 509-422-7156. Tonasket Planning Commission will meet at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, at city hall. Information: 509-486-2132. Nespelem Town Council meets at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, at town hall. Information: 509-634-4691. Okanogan County Hospital District No. 3 Board (Mid-Valley) will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, in the administratorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office. Information: 509-82y-1760 Ext. 3818. Okanogan County Housing Authority Board meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, in the housing authority office on the second floor of the Okanogan post office. Information: 509-422-3721. Fire District No. 1 commission (Oroville) meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, at 1300 Ironwood St. Information: 509-476-2106. Omak Park Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, at city hall. Information: 509-826-1170. Fire District No. 8 commission (southwest Colville Indian Reservation) meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, at 2233-B Cameron Lake Loop Road. Information: 509-4222854. Twisp Town Council meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, at town hall. Information: 509-997-4081. Tonasket City Council meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, at city hall. Information: 509-486-2132. Conconully Town Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, in Conconully Community Hall. Information: 509-826-6005. Riverside City Council meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, at city hall. Information: 509-826-4670. Fire District No. 3 commission (Omak, Okanogan and Malott) meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, in Okanogan Fire Hall basement. Information: 509-422-5757 or 509826-0760.

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Planner among those challenging ordinances By Brenda Starkey The Chronicle REPUBLIC – A member of the Ferry County Planning Commission has filed petitions with the Eastern Washington Growth Management Hearings Board challenging the county’s critical areas and agricultural use ordinances. Other members of the planning commission and the attorney who represents the county on state Growth Management Act matters say there is a conflict of interest. Gary Howden, Curlew, is a key player in the Riparian Landowners of Ferry County, a non-profit organization representing the property rights of citizens who own land along area streams. The planning commission used to work step by step at bringing county ordinances in compliance with the Growth Management Act, attorney Steve Graham told county commissioners recently. But that doesn’t seem to be the case in more recent years. The county opted to plan for land use as under the Growth Management Act in 1990. The Friends of Ferry County have, through the years, challenged the county’s land

Sheriff From sheriff's complaints March 26 Theft of a travel trailer on Wannacut Lake Road, Oroville. Burglary of a cabin on Toroda Creek Road, Wauconda. Theft of gas on West First Street, Tonasket. Burglary on B&O Road, Okanogan. Shoes, clothing and money were taken. March 27 Unattended death on Renegade Place, Oroville. Satellite antenna damaged during the night on Okanogan Street, Malott. Street signs stolen and knocked over on state Highway 153, Carlton. Trash bin damaged. Man bitten by a dog on Elmway, Okanogan. The dog owner was contacted and was to fix a fence. Assault on North Third Avenue, Okanogan. Vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 97 at O'Neil Road, Oroville. Theft of a tree on Chesaw Road, Oroville. Pickup truck damaged by hit-andrun vehicle on Norman Street, Okanogan. Jewelry stolen from a vehicle on Jennings Loop Road, Oroville. Deer struck by a vehicle on state Highway 20 at Barnholt Loop Road, Okanogan. March 28 Unattended death on West Broadway Street, Conconully. Vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 97, Brewster. Gas drive-off on Elmway, Okanogan. The bill was $40. The driver returned to pay. Theft of medication from a vehicle on Fourth Street, Tonasket. Vehicle crash on Sinlahekin Road, Tonasket. March 29 Burglary on Greenacres Road, Riverside. Burglary on state Highway 20, Wauconda. Generator, guns, cash and other items taken. Burglary on Farver Lane, Tonasket. March 30 Possible fraud on Gordon Street, Okanogan. Tow bar taken on Conconully Road, Okanogan. Box of condoms stolen on North Second Avenue, Okanogan. March 31 Cow shot on Tonasket Terrace Road, Tonasket. Vehicle burglarized on Grafton Ranch Road, Wauconda. Gas siphoned on county Highway 7, Tonasket. Vehicle hit a deer on North Second Avenue at Nolan Street, Okanogan. April 1 Mailboxes damaged on Riverside Cutoff Road, Riverside. Sprinklers and trees damaged in an orchard on Bide-a-wee Road, Omak. Rock thrown through window on Boundary Point Road, Oroville. An oven door also was damaged.

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” use ordinances from environmental viewpoints. Last April, the hearings board dismissed complaints from the Howden and his group involving the county’s critical areas ordinance. The Riparian Landowners of Ferry county and the Farm Bureau of Stevens County now are challenging the county’s designation of agricultural lands of long-term significance, saying it restricts what ranchers can do with their property. The hearings board recommended in February 2009 that the governor sanction Ferry County for March 30 Assault on West Cherry Street. Vehicle struck by hit-and-run driver on Dayton Street. Window broken on North Main Street. Vehicle crash on North Main Street at Apple Avenue. Vehicle crash on South Main Street. Bags of garden soil slashed open on East Dewberry Avenue. Vehicle tires slashed on West Bartlett Avenue. March 31 Graffiti found on a pickup truck on South Birch Street. Vehicle crash on South Main Street. Gas drive-off on South Main Street. The bill was $50.03. April 1 Theft on Jasmine Street. Assault on South Birch Street. Wallet lost by a woman riding a bicycle on East Apple Avenue, Main Street and Cherry Street. Vehicle damaged on North Main Street.

Marriage Licenses From county auditor's reports Tara Jean Isaacs, 26, Omak, and Victor Jesus Diaz-Gomez, 37, Omak. Sarah Marie Ohmer, 37, Oroville, and Franklin John Raschka, 30, Oroville. Leticia Palomino-Ramos, 41, Malott, and Jose Moctezuma MacielJimenez, 39, Malott.

Civil Matters From Okanogan County Superior Court records Marriage dissolutions sought Tamara Jean Cole and Stephen Andrej Cole. Michael Emmery Rufener and Susan Colleen Rufener. Bobbie Jean Jones and Dale Nels Jones. Roberta Lynnette Anderson and

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delays in designating agricultural lands of long-term commercial significance. Sanctions could limit state funding to the already cashstrapped county government. Ten years before that, Gov. Gary Locke gave the county extra time to come into compliance. Graham last month asked county commissioners to discuss growth management issues in executive (closeddoor) session because Howden was at a public meeting where GMA matters were scheduled for discussion. The attorney said he didn’t feel comfortable discussing some of these matters with a litigant in the room. In open session, Graham said he doesn’t understand why county commissioners pay him to defend the county’s land-use ordinances while some of the commissioners support the positions taken by the riparian landowners group. Howden said last week that he has no intention of resigning or stepping down from the planning commission. He says he is doing what he told county commissioners he would do when they appointed him to the commission several years ago.

Graham researched state laws concerning how and why county commissioners could ask for Howden’s resignation and found out it probably is impossible to do that at this time, County Commissioner Brad Miller said. State law specifies that Planning Commission members can be replaced if they miss numerous meetings or if they are knowingly involved in illegal activities. Howden says he does a lot of hard work as a member of the planning commission, and that what he is doing is for the riparian landowners and other citizens of the county. Although the Friends of Ferry County has asked the hearings board to recommend sanctions, the Riparian Landowners of Ferry County hase made no such requests. “What we are doing is in support of the people of the county,” Howden said, adding that he does not believe that to be a conflict of interest with his duties as a member of the planning commission. If the riparian group’s appeals of the county’s ordinances succeed, “the people of the county will be the beneficiaries, not ourselves,” Howden said.

Lyle Larue Anderson. Jenifer Adem Hartney and Vincent Patrick Hartney. Catrina Mae Lynn Burnison and Bart Allen Burnison. Cheryl A. Coriel and Robin S. Hood. Clint Wylie and Claudia Wylie. Marriage dissolution granted Lawrence J. Miller and Suzanneh Rowntree.

short-barrel shotgun or rifle, unlawful possession of a legend drug and use of drug paraphernalia. A confidential informant notified the sheriff's office March 23 that Olson allegedly was dealing methamphetamine from his trailer on Greenacres Road north of Omak. The informant allegedly was told by Olson that he would stop using meth 72 hours before he had to report for a urinalysis with the state Department of Corrections, which also said it received anonymous tips that Olson was dealing drugs. Sgt. Gene Davis and DOC personnel were on hand March 24 for Olson as he finished his urinalysis. Olson, who denied using methamphetamine, allegedly allowed law officials to search his trailer, where a drug K-9 allegedly found three grams of the drug on the edge of his bed. Also found was a shotgun with a 13-inch barrel, court records said. Olson a convicted felon, said a friend, whose name he did not know, had watched the trailer that night and must have left it there. The K-9 alerted to several places in the trailer as having drugs, court records said. A search allegedly found plastic bags containing 7.8 grams of a white crystal substance that tested positive for meth. Also found were a digital scale, glass smoking pipes and methocarbarmol, a muscle relaxer, in a prescription bottle. Law officials also allegedly found a ledger with names, phone numbers and a money count that appeared to be associated with drug dealing. Cruz charged Rodrigo Emiterio Cruz, 18, Nespelem, was charged April 1 with possession with intent to manufacture or deliver marijuana, driving under the influence and possession of 40 grams or less of marijuana. Colville Tribal Police officer Ryan Cox, who allegedly spotted Cruz driving without a seatbelt, stopped Cruz in Nespelem March 29. A field test allegedly found Cruz

Criminal Cases From Okanogan County Superior Court records Clark restitution ordered An order was entered March 11 for Kenneth W. Clark to pay restitution of $3,684.67 jointly and severally with Victor Matt and Robert Brian Bradshaw. Clark is ordered to pay $500 to Terry Llewellyn, Okanogan, and $3,184.7 to State Farm Insurance. Baez sentenced Alfredo Rodriguez Baez, 21, pleaded guilty April 1 to two counts of possession of a controlled substance other than marijuana, third-degree driving with a suspended license and making false or misleading statements to a public servant. Baez, who committed the crimes Jan. 18, was sentenced to 60 days. Craft pleads guilty Brian Craft, 18, pleaded guilty April 1 to second-degree burglary and thirddegree theft. Craft, who committed the crimes Feb. 7, was sentenced to two months and 335 days were suspended for two years. Hughes plans pleas Bradley Hughes notified the court that he planned to enter pleas April 15 in two separate Superior Court cases. He had been set for trial March 30. Olson charged Gene Charles Olson, 36, Riverside, was charged March 30 with possession with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance, second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of

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BRIDGEPORT — Two men were arrested April 1 on suspicion of delivery of a controlled substance after a search warrant was executed by the North Central Washington Narcotics Task Force. Benjamin W. Westlund, 33, and Scott R. Parsons Jr., 50, were arrested at Westlund's Bridgeport home, task force commander Sgt. Brad Wilson said. Officers seized marijuana, prescription narcotics, drug paraphernalia, scales, packaging and stolen property, Wilson said. Parsons allegedly delivered a controlled substance to Westlund. Three others at the home

were detained and later released. Two small boys, whom Westlund was babysitting, were released to their parents, Westlund's sister and brotherin-law. Westlund was booked into the Okanogan County Jail on suspicion of two counts of delivery of a controlled substance, two counts of delivery of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school and one count of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Parsons was booked on suspicion of two counts of delivery of a controlled substance and two counts of delivery of controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school.

Bridgeport man escapes injury The Chronicle BLEWETT PASS — A Bridgeport man escaped injury April 4 in a three-vehicle crash 11.4 miles south of Dryden on U.S. Highway 97. Benjamin Quintana, 21, was northbound when his SUV collided with a southbound car driven by Jeffrey A. Hensen, 27, Ellensburg, the Washington State Patrol said. Quintana's vehicle then collided with another southbound vehicle driven by Lindsay L. March, 25, Seattle. was driving under the influence. During the test, Cruz was asked to remove his ball cap. When he did a marijuana cigarette, a blunt, was found behind his right ear. An inventory of the vehicle allegedly found 11 plastic bags containing 59 grams of green leafy material in a black-and-red bag. Shaw completes drug court Arnold John Shaw completed the Okanogan County Superior Court Adult Felony Drug Court Program on March 26, received a certificate and had all charges dismissed with prejudice. Mathews Sr. sentenced James P. Mathews Sr. pleaded guilty March 29 to the amended charge of harassment. Mathews was sentenced to 365 days, given credit for three days served and had 347 days suspended for two years. The remaining 15 days could be completed with electronic home monitoring. Olsen sentenced Justin C. Olsen, 33, Okanogan, pleaded guilty March 26 to first-degree criminal trespass, third-degree malicious mischief and third-degree theft. Olsen was sentenced to 180 days, given credit for 47 days served and had the remaining 133 days suspended. Jessen charged Brian Herman "Eastside" Jessen, 37, was charged March 29 with four counts of delivery of a controlled substance and unlawful use of building for drug purposes. Jessen is charged with selling methamphetamine to a confidential informant March 18, March 23, April 29 and May 18 last year from his trailer behind a residence on Dayton Street in Omak. Jessen allegedly paid $100 each time for the meth in a sale that was within 1,000 feet of a city park. Anaya charged Anthony Victor-J Anaya, 26, Oroville, was charged March 29 with residential burglary with sexual

Hansen suffered injuries to his left arm, shoulder and leg. A passenger, Jennifer R. Hansen, 25, suffered a sore chest and facial lacerations, the patrol said. Another passenger, Tristan D. Celmer, 28, Ellensburg, suffered chest, back and head injuries. All three were taken to Central Washington Hospital, Wenatchee. March was not injured. Quintana and March's vehicles were destroyed. March's received an estimated $3,500 worth of damage. motivation, violation of a no contact, protection or restraining order and third-degree child molestation. Anaya allegedly illegally entered a residence March 23 and was found with his pants down in the bedroom of a 15-year-old girl. There was a protection order against Anaya to stay 100 yards away from the girl. Short charged Rani Aeriel Short, 18, Moses Lake, was charged March 25 with two counts of second-degree theft. Short is charged with using Asynchronous Transfer Mode card belonging to Derek Lowe between Oct. 26 and 28, 2009. Short is charged with taking $1,035.74 from Lowe's account. Video from places where the card was used allegedly showed Short and a juvenile girl using the card.

Juvenile Court From Okanogan County Superior Court records Iukes pleads guilty Sean Alexander Iukes, 16, Omak, pleaded guilty March 31 to possession of methamphetamine and possession with intent to deliver marijuana. Iukes, who committed the crime Dec. 25, 2009, was sentenced to 22.5 to 54 weeks in a state institution. Hendrickx sentenced Alic Sioux Hendrickx, 16, Worley, Idaho, pleaded guilty March 31 to being a minor possessing or consuming alcohol. Hendrickx, who committed the crime Nov. 20, 2009, was sentenced to three days in detention. Another charge was dismissed. Timentwa admits mischief Joshua Blaze Timentwa, 14, Omak, pleaded guilty March 31 to five counts of third-degree malicious mischief-graffiti. Timentwa, who committed the crimes Oct. 31, 2009, was sentenced to 15 days in detention, 12 months of community supervision and 25 hours of community restitution. Another charge was dismissed.

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Elusive cat collared for research project By Brenda Starkey The Chronicle LOOMIS – An elusive female Canadian Lynx has been captured and collared as part of an ongoing inter-agency research project to study the endangered cats. Scott Fisher, a state Department of Natural Resources biologist, said the largest lynx population in the state lives in the Loomis area. They typically winter in higher country than other wildlife, between 4,000 and 6,000 feet elevation, and depend on their large snowshoe-type feet to keep them on top of deep snow when tracking their favorite prey, the snowshoe hare, Fisher said. Although male lynx have been captured and fitted with GPS collars, Lucy is the first female researchers have caught, he said. Fisher said he believes the

female cats are more wary, especially when they are protecting kittens. They tend to avoid the traps, he said. “We all know it all about the girls,” Fisher said, adding that studying the females who are having babies and raising the next generation of lynx is a very important part of understanding the species. Lucy didn’t have any kittens with her, but Fisher said he is hopeful that she will produce a litter soon, and her collar will enable researchers to understand better how female and young lynx live. The study, which has been ongoing since 2006, is a group effort of DNR, the U.S. Forest Service, state Department of Fish and Wildlife, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, Conservation Northwest the Oregon Zoo and numerous volunteers.

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BRIDGEPORT – A high school teacher who was on paid leave while the district’s insurance carrier investigated unspecified allegations has resigned, citing personal reasons. Superintendent Scott Sattler said industrial arts teacher Nate Haner submitted his resignation last week, and it will be considered by the Bridgeport School Board at its regular meeting April 12. “My directive is, I’m not going to talk about the case,” Sattler said. “He resigned for personal reasons.” Haner chose to resign, whether or not he was going to be terminated – and Sattler said the mention of termination was not an indication Haner was going to be terminated. Haner confirmed that he has submitted his resignation and declined further comment, saying he couldn’t talk about the circumstances. Haner was put on leave in January; district officials confirmed an investigation was under way, but declined to talk about specifics. Douglas County Undersheriff Don Culp said in February and again last week that he was not aware of any criminal investigations involving school district personnel. A long-term substitute is handling Haner’s classes.

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ASPHALT MAINTENANCE 509-826-5904 Commercial and Residential. • Sweeping • Asphalt Maintenance • Sealing and Crack Repair • Lot Striping • Snow Removal

ATTORNEY

Castelda & Castelda Inc. ps Roger and Anthony Castelda Attorney at Law 509-486-1175 204 S. Whitcomb Ave., Tonasket

JAMES KEECH LAWYER Criminal Worker’s Comp 245 W. Pine, Okanogan 509-422-1671

BUILDING REMODELING Midway Building Supply Complete line of building materials Quality supplies since 1957 • Plumbing • Electrical • Roofing • Lumber • Plywood • Windows • Doors • Insulation • Cabinetry

Tonasket • 486-2888

CARPET/INSTALL AND REPAIR Building Supply and Hardware Stores Lumber • Hardware Tools • Carpet and Flooring Dewils and Huntwood Cabinets • Accessories and More

Valley Lumber Okanogan

Winthrop

Next to Armory 509-422-6166

Horizon Flats 509-996-2264

CONCRETE H&H Concrete & Supply • Slabs • Foundations • Patios • Sidewalks • Steps • Stamp Concrete

FREE ESTIMATES 509-422-5815

Karro, Smith & Derting, PLLC Real Estate • Business Estate Planning • Probate

Licensed & Bonded • HHCONS*033D0

CONSTRUCTION

FLORAL DESIGN

PUMP AND IRRIGATION

WEBSITE

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Kay’s Floral Design

Cooks Cutting Edge, Inc.

To reach all of Okanogan County contact the advertising professionals at The Chronicle. We offer complete advertising services.

Grading, Driveway improvements and Maintenance Services

Ty Olson Construction & Excavation “For all your Excavation and Building needs” Please call with questions, for quotes or to schedule!

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GROUNDSKEEPING

Tom Cory Custom Construction • Shops/Garages • Custom Homes • Foundations • Remodels • Finish Carpentry

509-826-5904 Commercial and Residential • Mowing • Trimming • Sod Installation • Sprinkler Repair • Thatching • Aerating

INSULATION

120 W. Main Ritzville, WA 99169 509-775-0777 • 509-659-0600 Fax 509-659-0601

STORAGE

Lic. #TOMCOCC921CE

Valley Mini Storage

ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS BOERS ELECTRIC • Residential • Industrial • Commercial Contact Samuel

LLC

509-826-5626 or 509-429-6850 Lic.#BOERSEL913KE

Don Kruse Electric, Inc. Residential • Commercial Complete Retail Selection for the do-it-yourselfer

Barry & Larry

ELECTRONICS

Office: 509-422-0295 Cell: 509-429-0417

AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES

Auto Detailing

509-429-4516 103 E. Dewberr y

24 HOUR TOWING SERVICE

Shull’s Auto Wrecking and Towing

Johnson Construction Specializing in pole barn construction, including: • Machine shops • Horse barns • Storage buildings • Garages • References available Call for a FREE estimate

509-560-0558

8 Acres of Foreign and Domestic Cars and Trucks WE BUY WRECKED CARS M-F 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

26 N. Main Street in Omak HOTLINE 509-422-0112

FENCING

Neil Lyons Fencing

Commercial • Residential BRUCE McCULLOUGH

509-322-3540 alpineglowpainter@yahoo.com Lic. # ALPINGP917LT

Office: 509-470-7479 Mobile: 509-860-7083

FREE ESTIMATES Lic. #JOHNSC*033MN

PEST CONTROL General Pest Control Landscape Spraying Fertilizing and Weed Control Serving all of Okanogan County!

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509-826-2162 or 1-800-490-3654

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PET SITTING

826-4301

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TRAVEL SERVICES

• In-home care while you’re away • Pet boarding • Kennel-free • Pet taxi

Riverbend Travel Service

509-422-0309

509-689-3481

50 Hopfer Rd., Omak

PLUMBING AND DRAINAGE

Serving NCW for over 40 years • Vinyl • Chain Link • Wood • Wrought Iron Custom Gates Temporary Fence Panels

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509-429-8304 or 509-826-5259

422-6166 Okanogan

PAINTING

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We Do It All!

5x10 10x10 10x20 1 20x20 unit available Starting at $19.95 “Valuables Deserve Valley”

Elmway U-Store

Lic.#ALLVAVI945DC

Allways Plumbing 826-6383 or 322-1715 Drain cleaning Fixture Installation and Repair New Construction, Replumb Lic. #ALLWAP*0310R

e LevinPLUMBING Cert. Residential/Commercial “Complete Professional Service” 30 years’ experience

826-0660 • 486-2446 Lic. # LevinPC940RF

WELDING

Financing Available • Lincoln • Esab • Victor • Dewalt Ask about rentals

509-846-6441

509-486-1646 509-322-3986

CONSTRUCTION

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• FREE Estimates • Licensed and Insured • Kitchen • Bathrooms • Windows • Doors • Floors • And More... #OKANORC921LZ

Installed Insulation and Garage Doors

509-826-1110 1-800-572-3446

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509-422-1601

Attorney at Law

REMODELING

Lic. #TYOLSC1988DQ

PO Box 845, Okanogan, WA 98840

DENNIS W. MORGAN

509-486-4320

Lic. • Bonded #COOKSCE044PS

509-486-1050

826-4301 1-800-848-7585

CONSTRUCTION

Pump Repair and Lawn Sprinkler Systems

Mike and Joan Symonds, owners Box 1015 160 Mountain View Drive, Brewster riverbendtravel@ncidata.com

TREE SERVICE LL Meadow Wildfire Inc. Residential & Commercial Tree Service • Climbing & Removal • Fire Fuel Reduction • Chipping • Arborists with 25 years experience • Forester with 30 years experience Call Reed 509-429-0185 Lic.#LLMEAMW9110A

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826-3205

WELL DRILLING “The Water Professionals”

Fogle Pump & Supply, Inc.

Well Drilling • Pumps • Water Treatment • FREE On-site Estimates • 25 Years in Business • Well Drilling Rotary and Cable • Complete Water Systems • 99% Customer Satisfaction Serving all of Okanogan Valley

1-509-845-3500 WA Lic. #FOGLEPS095L4

SERVING ALL OF NORTH CENTRAL WASHINGTON Notice to Contractors— Washington State law (RCW 18.27.100) requires that all advertisements for construction related services include the contractor’s current Department of Labor and Industries registration number in the advertisement. Failure to obtain a certificate of registration from L&I or show the registration number in all advertising will result in a fine up to $5,000 against the unregistered contractor. For more information, call Labor & Industries Specialty Compliance Services at 1800-647-0982 or check L&I’s Internet site at www.wa.gov/lni

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To place your ad in the classifieds Call: 509-826-1110 or 1-800-572-3446 REAL ESTATE Houses For Sale ........100 Manufactured Homes .110 Orchards & Farms ......120 Acreage & Lots ..........130 Commercial Property .140 Land Wanted .............150 Housing Wanted ........160 For Rent ....................180 Vacation Property ......190

100 Houses for Sale HUGE PRICE REDUCTION Beautiful 4 bdrm, 1.5 bath, 2000 sq ft, home, with detached 2 car finished garage/shop. Beautifully landscaped with fenced back yd $205,900 call for appt 509-826-1034 New Construction 2006 Beautiful 4-bdrm, 2-bth, 2300 sq. ft.. Covered patio, with completely fenced yard. With lots of storage. Sale or lease, $225,000. (509) 350-5254 Okanogan 2400 sq. ft. Home built in 2000. 3 bdrm, 21/2 bth, with office/den and full finished basement. Private playground with a view of the Okanogan Valley. Very clean, move in ready. Motivated seller, willing to negotiate price. 659 N 5th Street, Okanogan. $210,000 Call (509) 8261099 or (509) 429-1900

Publisher’s Notice

All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.” Familial status includes children under the age 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-6699777. The toll-free number for hearing impaired is 1800-927-9275.

THE OMAK-OKANOGAN COUNTY CHRONICLE (USPS 408-300) Published weekly by The Omak Chronicle, Inc. 618 Okoma Drive, PO Box 553, Omak, WA 98841. Owned by Eagle Newspapers, Inc. Periodicals Postage Paid at Omak, WA 98841, and additional mailing offices. Postmaster: Send address changes to: The Chronicle, P.O. Box 553, Omak, WA 98841. ©Omak Chronicle Inc. 2005 Continuous publication since May 20, 1910.

100 Houses for Sale Okanogan Area 14 Acres Small log house on daylight basement, 3 bed, 2 bath with 30x40 metal shop, carport, Electric and wood heat, $175,000 509422-4090 evenings best OKANOGAN Home 2-bdrm, 1-bth with attached 1-car garage, fully fenced back yard. Asking $165,000 OBO. (509) 557-8104 OMAK HOME Wildwood Estates, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, central air, heat pump, all appliances, built 1998. $184,000 for info 509422-2551 Omak home, 3-bdrm, 1 3/ 4 bath. New master suite addition with walk in closet and tiled shower. New roof, windows and flooring. $172,500. For appt. (509) 826-1830 OMAK HOUSE 3 bdrm, cental air, undergound sprinklers in yard, 3 1/2 acres w/irrigation, 2 car carport see at 96 Nichols Rd 509-422-2396 Omak, Newly remodeled 3 bdrm, 1 bath, 1500 sq ft home with attached single car carport. Fenced back yard on 1/2 acre/ $170,000. Call for appt. (509) 846-0749 River Front Lot $55,000 7+ acres on the river near Omak. Great building site with nice view and lot of room for kids and animals. domestic water from shared well. Power nearby. Owner financing available. Why wait? contact us today! McDaniel Properties (509) 322-4732

130 Acreage and Lots 2-BUILDING LOTS Near Omak airport 1.7 acres ea. Water, power, perk test. $20,000 ea., owner contract. 509-8261517 IMPROVED LAND 3 Acre parcel $49,900, $5,000 down. 1 Acre, $38,900, water, power, phone, paved road, close access to highway 97, 10 miles nor th of Omak, surveyed with beautiful views. Quiet. (509) 826-5226

180 For Rent

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BIG VALLEY REALTY FOR RENT 2-Bdrm apt. all utils. $550 Studio apt. $300 1-Bdrm. apt. $500 3-Bdrm. mobile. $675 2-Bdrm. mobile $400 2-Bdrm. house $500 1-Bdrm apt. $400 3-Bdrm mobile $600 Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9AM-5PM (509) 422-6066

OKANOGAN 2-bdrm, home. $450 month plus deposit. NO DOGS. Water/sewer/garbage included. (509) 422-0400

TONASKET Close to downtown and schools. Newly painted, 2 carpeted bdrms, laminated wood floors, small balcony, small storage. On site coin operated washers and dryers. $550, $500 deposit. Pet ok, upon approval and $200 Non-refundable dep. $30 fee for background check. Call Nancy Jo at (509) 3222133

Business Rental 1153 2nd Ave. N, Okanogan (across from Legion Park) Two retail/office units, each 640 sq.ft., $450/mo. each, one with optional 480 sq.ft. garage with 10x10 roll-up door, $650 unit with storage. Call 509-322-2344 or 434-822-0755 CHESAW Available immediately, 2bdrm, 2-bth, 2-car garage. $600 month, $600 deposit. Okanogan Properties (509) 486-0507 CONCONULLY 2-bdrm mobile, $450 month, you pay utilities. $100 damage deposit. $50 refundable. Available April 15. (509) 422-5211 EAST VILLAGE APARTMENTS Now Accepting Applications! Children’s play area. Preference given to agricultural workers. Section 8 welcome. HA. EHO (509) 826-1402 EAST VILLAGE APARTAMENTOS Ahora Aceptando Solicitudes. Area de jugar para ninos. Prefencia casa dado a trabajodores de agricultura. Section 8 bienvenidos. HA. EHO (509) 826-1402 Flyin’“O” Storage Outside Storage Available. 509-322-5926 For Rent Apartments ranging from $300-$600 per month, utilities included. In Oroville 509-429-9439 or 250-4986862 to leave a message. NEED STORAGE SPACE? Call Larry or Penny at BLEP RENTALS 509-826-1348. Okanogan 2-bdrm., upper level apartment, tile floors, $475/mo., $375 deposit, W/S/G included. 509-826-7149

RIVERSIDE Small 1-bdrm mobile home, 172 Riverside Cutoff Rd for more info: (509) 826-4422 RIVERSIDE Large 2 bdrm, 2 full bath, double wide manufactured home, Glenwood Park in Riverside. Lrg living, dining, family rooms, lrg bdrms and baths. Walk in shower and soaking tub. New paint and floors. Very nice condition. Very quiet, clean park. Small pets OK w/additional damage deposit $675 per month. Contact Roger Jones at 425-501-3955 SMALL & COZY 1-bdrm mobile, NO DOGS, Water/sewer/garbage inlcuded. $300 (509) 422-0400

North Valley Apartments Now accepting applications for 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments. Must be income eligible. • Utility Allowance Available • Water, sewer, and garbage paid • On-Site Mail Delivery • On-Site Laundry Facility • Park-like setting

For info. call

THE LOUP Rustic cabin, 1-bdrm, kitchen, bath, wood stove. $300 NO SMOKING/NO PETS. (509) 429-4710 TONAKSET 2-bdrm home, wood floors, new paint. $700 month. Water/Sewer/Garbage included. Okanogan Properties (509) 486-0507 TONAKSET 4 bedroom, 2 bath home two car garage. 8 miles to town. $1,000 per month. Okanogan Properties (509) 486-0507 TONASKET 2-bdrm apt, $525 month plus $300 deposit. Okanogan Properties (509) 486-0507 TONASKET 3-Bdrm apt. $675 month, w/s/g paid. Okanogan Properties (509) 486-0507 TONASKET 3-bdrm, 2-bth with garage locaed in Crumbacher. $800 month. Water included. NO PETS, NO SMOKING. (509) 3225355 TONASKET Taking applications, small mobile with all appliances, w/s included. References. $400 per month, plus $200 deposit. NO PETS. (509) 486-2594

826-0424 T.D.D. # 1-800-833-6388 Equal Housing Opportunity

Mansfield Manor Apts. Mansfield, WA

Now accepting applications for two and three bedrooms. Based on 30% of your income. Small town, country living at its best, good schools. 35 minutes to Brewster 45 minutes to Omak Office- (509) 683-1225

Manager cell(509) 322-5626 TDD- 1 (800) 883-6388

 Omak Park

Applications at Office

This is a 12.412 acre high density orchard property that includes a 1710 Square foot residential dwelling with a 1185 square foot basement and 525 square foot attached garage. There is also a 636 square foot labor dwelling w/unfinished basement. The orchard consists of 2 acres of Fuji, .5 acres of Gala and 9 acres of Cameo all on a high density trellis system. Irrigation water is supplied by the Oroville/Tonasket Irrigation District and there is an electric wind machine on site for frost protection. The 2009 water assessment was $1,303.59 or $105.04 per acre.

TTY #(425-562-4002) (*Must be income eligible) Equal Housing Opportunity

NOTICES Services ....................210 Daycare .....................215 Announcements .........220 Card of Thanks ..........230 Happy Ads .................240 Personal ....................250 Instruction ..................255 Finance .....................260 Lost and Found ..........280

210 Services

Interested parties should be aware that there is a one year redemption period associated with this sale. The sale of the real estate is subject to outstanding taxes and assessments in the amount of $2,359.82. If another party overbids FSA at the sale, the amount of the taxes, assessments and prior liens will be in addition to their bid. The property will be sold APRIL 23, 2010, to the highest and best bid for cash. The Farm Service Agency (FSA) Will enter one bid only of $226,700.00.

215 Daycare JUST LIKE HOME Child Care has immediate full time openings for your child age 1-month to 5 years. Your child will be cared for in a licensed, loving family home environment that will become “Just Like Home”. Contact Nancy Hein (509) 8262832

If you have any questions, please contact the Farm Service Agency at 1251 S 2nd Ave., Room 103, Okanogan, WA 98840 (509) 422-2767

Welcome Home OMAK- Beautifully Remodeled - View - Home features 3-bdrm., 3-bath, NEWS include paint, flooring, appliances, new cabinets in large kitchen, fixtures include ceiling fans, sky lights, and heat pump. Large family, living, and dining rooms. Landscaped yard w/sprinkler system and deck. $274,900 H-1627/MLS47693

RIVERSIDE $220,000 3 BDRM, 1 BA on 39 private acres of pasture and trees. Quaint guest house, spacious 30 X 30 garage/shop, w/large loft. County maintained road provides year round access. #44626 Search All Listings Online:

CONCONULLY - CREEK FRONT - Home features 1-bdrm., 2-bath, kitchen with unique granite counters, granite slab floors, family, and living rooms. Large patio, underground sprinklers, oversized garage, and RV space. Furniture stays. $235,000 H-1626/MLS46024

Windermere Real Estate/Omak-Okanogan 540 Riverside Drive, Omak, WA 98841

For real estate in the Okanogan Valley, visit www.okanoganVALLEYrealty.com or www.Remax.com

Call 509-826-5555

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REWARD Panasonic lumix digital camera lost on Mar 19 between Omak and Malott. 509-422-2326

EMPLOYMENT Business Opportunities .............300 Sales/Marketing Opportunities .............310 Help Wanted ..............320 Work From Home ......325 Work Wanted .............340

300 Business Opportunities The Chronicle cannot verify the financial potential of these adver tisements. Readers are advised to approach any “sales/marketing opportunity” ads with reasonable caution. Looking for professional person to lease small orchard. With fruit stand, and cooler. (509) 4221755

320 Help Wanted “We are looking for for a licensed, full time, career oriented, real estate agent to join our sales team. Come experience being a part of the Windermere community. Contact Delene Monetta at (509) 997-6562 ext. 223. Email your resume to dmonetta@windermere.c om 509 Bar & Grill is now hiring Bartenders, Servers & Cocktail Servers. Experience preferred but no required. We are looking for motivated responsible individuals with reliable transportation. Must be clean, neat, organized and have a friendly outgoing personality. Applications are available at 11A Appleway Road in Okanogan. (509) 4220509 CITY OF OKANOGAN MUNICIPAL SWIMMING POOL Now accepting applications for summer employment at the Okanogan Swimming Pool Applications are available at Okanogan City Hall 120 3rd Avenue North Okanogan, WA 98840 (509) 422-3600 Applications will be accepted through April 23, 2010 LaTRESS IS NOW Accepting applications for a licensed cosmetologist. Come in at 605 Omache Mall or call 509-826-6020 or 826-0403.

320 Help Wanted Clerk-Treasurer Announcement The City of Pateros, WA is recruiting for a ClerkTreasurer to direct the financial and record keeping functions of the city. As City Clerk this position is responsible for collecting and maintaining the official records of the city including contracts, legal documents, minutes of meetings, legal notices, and correspondence. As city Treasurer this position is responsible for all operations relating to city finances and revenues, including the preparation and maintenance of all financial records, accounts payable, accounts receivable, budget tracking, payroll, and financial reporting. The Clerk-Treasurer supervises a deputy clerk and animal control officer. This position serves as the clerk to the City council and reports to the Mayor. The salary range is depending on qualifications. Excellent health, dental and vision insurance provided as well as retirement benefits, paid vacation, paid holidays, and sick leave. Applicants should have education in accounting or a similar field. They should have five years experience working in a government or business environment demonstrating progressive responsibility, including supervisory responsibility and work with professional service providers and the general public. A background in municipal finance is desirable. The excellent candidate will have an understanding and skill with basic office practices, a thorough understanding of MS Office software including Excel, excellent communication skills, proven leadership and supervision abilities, and the ability to work with the public and other city employees. Pateros is a progressive city of 630 population located at the confluence of the Methow and Columbia rivers. We have access to many outdoor activities and it is a great place to live, work, and raise a family. For more information and an application please contact Linda Marsh at Pateros City Hall, 113 Lakeshore Drive, Pateros, WA 98846 (509) 923-2571 or email pateros@swiftstream.com. Completed applications along with a letter of interest and resume should be submitted to city hall. Position is open until filled.

SCHEEL REALTY

SPECIALIZING IN RESIDENTIAL HOMES

509-826-7130 www.johnlscott.com

REAL ESTATE

509-826-1110 1-800-572-3446

Available Immediately 1-Bdrm. & 2-Bdrm. Upstairs Apartments

Sandy Peterson, Broker; Ron Peterson, Mary Curtis, Dan Coursey, and Patti Kelly agents, Rich Solberg, Assoc. Broker

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Lost heart shaped necklace with small diamond in center. Great sentimental value. Please call Wendy, (509) 422-1779

Real Estate Oroville Office 1408 Main St., Oroville 509-476-3378

Phone: 509-486-2138 158 Airport Rd. • Tonasket www.hilltoprealtyllc.com

509-826-5906

NOTICE OF U.S. MARSHAL’S SALE BID AMOUNT BY FARM SERVICE AGENCY

This os a foreclosure sale by the U.S. Government and as such is very different from a normal auction sale. Prospective purchasers are encouraged to contact their own legal counsel to obtain guidance concerning bidding or purchasing property under these conditions.

(509) 826-6733 Income eligible

280 Lost & Found

USA v Greg Fisher, the unknown heirs, devisees, successors in interest, Claire Fisher and Merrie Fisher, Husband and wife: AmWestSurety Insurance Company; State of Washington Employment Security Department; and Grant Leavell. No. 08-334LRS.

114 N. Juniper Omak 509-826-3016

LAND CLEARING SERVICE BY JCEES Tree thinning, brush removal, sagebrush clearing jcees.com 509 429-2444

220 Meetings

The U. S. Marshal will be conducting a sale of the property described below on Friday, April 23, 2010, at 1:30 PM on the steps on the Okanogan county courthouse in Okanogan, Washington.

Pioneer Gardens Apts.

Accepting HUD vouchers. Senior/Disabled Site Apply at: 122 N. Juniper, Omak

s

Jan Asmussen, Broker-Owner

www.windermereomak.com

Accepting Applications for future 2 & 3 bdrms. 700 Elderberry Ave. Omak (Behind Hometown Pizza) Now accepting applications for 2 and 3 bdrm. units. Federally subsidized. Certain income restrictions apply. (509) 826-4569 T.D.D. #1-800-833-6388 Equal Housing Opportunity

Now Accepting Applications for future 1 Bedroom

Apartments

REDUCED! 420 5TH AVE, OROVILLE – 3 BDRM., 2- BATH: Feel like you're in the country but enjoy city services. Gleaming hardwood floors. 3-bdrm., 2bath, 1,750 sq. ft. Double car attached garage. A view out the kitchen and dining room windows filled with country charm. This modern home is move in ready. NWML#29151695 $209,000

LLC HOME ON ACREAGE TONASKET- 3.4 Acres m/l. 4-bdrm. 2-bath. 2 levels. Hwy 97 Frontage. 4 miles from town. Large Deck with BIG VIEWS of Okanogan River and Mountains in all directions. O-T Irrigation Water. Health Forces Sale. Don’t forget the Home Buyers Credit. Not just for 1st time buyers. $200,000

North Valley II Apartments

IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH. STRETCH YOUR DOLLAR. ENERGETIC CONNECTION WITH NATURE CLASS. MAY 1 - 10 TIL 12, $20 INQUIRE CHANDI (509) 557-3535

OMAK MINI STORAGE Located at 215 N. Main St., Omak. 509-826-2400

Hilltop realty

180 For Rent

Conconully Condos • Year Round Fun! • Furnished studio • Relax on your private deck • Not on leased land • Starting at $65,000 Ask for Kathy at 509-429-2040 or Amie 509-322-2765 65A Wagon Trail R., Tonasket • $219,000 • 4-bdrm., 2-bath • 1,850 sq. ft. • Wrap around deck • Fully fenced • Beautiful views • 1.7 acres Contact Teresa at 509-429-1895 www.johnlscott.com/95065

632 Riverside Dr., Omak Mike McDaniel, Broker Office is independently owned and operated

JUST LISTED!! CHARMING RAMBLER!! Comfortable 3 Bedroom 1 ¾ Bath home. Large Living Room. Kitchen/ Dining area. Utility area just off the Kitchen. Vinyl windows and metal roof. Attached garage with automatic door opener. Completely fenced backyard with garden shed. 22 W. Hale Ave., Omak $135,000 SUNSATIONAL!! Fully loaded 3 Bedroom 2 Bath manufactured home on large fenced lot! Living Room has built-in TV and pellet stove. Open Kitchen with breakfast bar and all appliances. Spacious Family Room. Detached apartment with ¾ Bath. Two storage sheds plus garage. 19 Bentham Road, Omak $150,000 DWIGHT SCHEEL CRB, CRS BROKER, REALTOR® JENNIFER SCHEEL SALES ASSOCIATE, REALTOR® 521 E. Grape Ave., Omak Bus. 826-HOME (4663) e-mail: dwight@scheelrealty.com www.scheelrealty.com www.ncwar.com We will pay for your residential home appraisal when you allow us to assist you with your home buying purchase.

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COULEE MEDICAL CENTER

Driver/Class Aide Brewster/Bridgeport area.

HOUSE SUPERVISOR & CLINIC RN MANAGER This full-time supervisor functions under the CNO & works in collaborating with the Risk Manager, Quality Director & Infection control in an organized & coordinating manner to insure that effective nursing services are provided, quality standards are me, staff mix versus individual care management needs are addressed, resources & services are managed efficiently & that a multidisciplinary team approached to care is utilized. HOUSE SUPERVISOR: Minimum of 1 year experience in Acute and ER nursing possessing a working knowledge of Utilization Review, Discharge Planning, Nurse Care Planning and Clinical Pathways. Need to have been trained in ACLS, TNCC, ENPC or equivalent and NRP. CLINIC RN MANAGER: Minimum of 2 years experience in Clinic Nursing with prior management experience preferred. RN: This position has variable hours and shifts. Possibility of charge nurse duties/ ED. SURGERY SERVICES SUPERVISOR Experienced Surgical Services RN with a management background. Responsibilities include organization & direction for all activities of the OR, Post Anesthesia Recovery Room, Ambulatory Day Surgery, Endoscopy Services & Sterile Processing Services. Assuring that appropriate staffing levels are maintained by overseeing hiring of OR nursing & technical staff. Is responsible for development & implementation of policies & procedures for the Surgical Services area. Position requires a minimum of 3 years experience as a Surgical Services RN & related management experience. CNOR is preferred. The successful candidate will posses excellent communication & interpersonal/ interactive skills. Requires the ability to organize & prioritize multiple projects with demonstrated effectiveness. MT GENERALIST Full-time Medical Technologist Generalist experienced in the general field of medical technology who can perform routine testing procedures in the following: chemistry, hematology, coagulation, blood banking, serology, bacteriology, urinalysis and phlebotomy. Good computer skills desired. Requires a BS in medical technology, chemistry, or biology and certification by ASCP, NCA, or AMT. Must be able to work 40 hours/week (10 hour shifts) and rotate 1-2 nights on call.

Approx. 26 hrs. per week. High school Diploma/ GED, food Handler’s card and CDL Class C License required. Must be able to work with families and children. Salary $9.07 $10.62 hr. DOQ. Applications can be obtained and submitted to OCCDA 101 W 4th Ave., Omak, WA 98841. (509) 8262644. OCCDA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with ADA.

Operations Manager, Confluence Gallery & Art Center, seeks creative, enthusiastic and skillful person for challenging and complex job. Details at www.confluencegallery.c om. Confluence is an equal opportunity employer.

320 Help Wanted

Coulee Medical Center offers a competitive salary and benefit package. Send Resume/ Applications to: Human Resources Coulee Medical Center 411 Fortuyn Rd. Grand Coulee, WA 99133 (509) 633-1753 FAX: (509) 633-0295 e-mail: neddok@cmccares.org www.cmccares.org E.O.E.

Housekeeping Position; M-F, 4:30pm-8:30pm, 20 hrs/wk. Six physician clinic needs housekeeper immediately. Excellent wage, paid time off and retirement. Must be able to lift up to fifty pounds; clean efficiently, and be a self starter. We are an EOE. Applications can be completed online at www.wvmedical.com/careers and searching Tonasket location. INSURANCE REP Sales and Service, computer skills, Bi-lingual preferred, but not necessary. Self motivated, good customer service skills, multi task, must be able to obtain licenses if needed. Wage DOE. Apply at State Farm, 107 S main Str., Omak, with resume. MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR Provide outpatient treatment for adults with mental illness. Conduct assessments; provide counseling, and case management. Minimum requirements: Masters Degree in counseling, Psychology or Social Work and 2 years experience required. Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Social Worker, or Marriage/Family Therapist preferred. Starting salary DOE. Position located in Republic, WA. Additional info/applications for any of these positions see www.co.stevens.wa.us Mystery Shoppers Earn up to $100 per day. Undercover shoppers needed to judge retail and dining establishments. No experience required. 877-648-1575 NOTICE OF EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS CITY OF OMAK Pool Manager Application and job description for this position are available at Omak City Hall, 2 North Ash, (509) 826-1170. Application packets are also available at Omak’s website: omakcity.com, under the heading City Information, Printable Forms, City Hall Forms. Applicants must submit a completed application and resume by 5:00 PM, Wednesday, April 21, 2010. Employment will be full-time beginning mid May until closing of the pool in late August. Lifeguard/Water Safety Instructor (WSI) The application for these positions is available at Omak City Hall, 2 North Ash, (509) 826-1170, or on the City’s website: omakcity.com, at the links described above. Completed applications must be returned to City Hall by 5:00 PM, Friday, April 23, 2010. This City of Omak is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

SCHOOL BOARD POSITIONS The colville Educational Development Board has three School Board Positions that will be up for election during the sunflower Festival, May 28, 2010. A person may become a candidate for a place on the School Board by filing with the Superintendent of Paschal Sherman Indian School a petition for candidacy endorsed by five (5) persons who are enrolled tribal members of the Colville Tribes and who are at least 18 years of age on or before May 28, 2010. Candidates must be 18 years of age on the date of election and a member of the Colville Tribes. Potential Board Members will be either a parent or a person with some experience or interest in Indian Education. Petitions must be picked up at Paschal Sherman Indian School between 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday Friday. Original petitions must be returned in person, no fax copies will be accepted. For questions contact: (509) 422-7582. The closing date for filing petitions is May 14, 2010. SUBSTITUTE ROUTE Driver needed, reliable economical vehicle a must. Needed 4 days $300 month guaranteed with the possibility for more. (509) 429-0524 Technology Secretary The tonasket School district is now accepting applications for a Technology Secretary. Applicants must have strong ability to process information and problem solve. Expertise in Excel, FileMaker, Word, Quicken. Prefer expertise in the E-rate process and WESPaC and Skyward Web Student program. Position closes April 14. Please contact the district Office for an application or available on the district’s website at: www.tonasket.wednet.ed u. Tonasket School district, 35 DO Hwy 20 E., Tonasket, WA 98855 Phone (509) 486-2126. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY Disabled man needs someone to take him grocery shopping once a week. Call Volunteer Chore at 1-888-647-5351 if you can help.

340 Work Wanted (free) Active Retired Carpenter Looking for small jobs inside. Reasonable, have references. Please call Bob at 509-422-0126. HANDYMAN Can help with yard work, home maintenance, and cleaning services. Have references. 509-422-9848 or 509-846-5423

340 Work Wanted (free)

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430 Livestock Stockland Livestock Exchange Davenport WA. Sale Every Monday 1-800-372-6845 Ted Kerst (509)994-7743 John Kerst (509)994-2399 Mike Stansbury (509)486-4160 or 322-2390 Rod Luhn (509) 422-0702 or 4290610 24 Hour Market Report (509) 838-8012

Hard working, non smoker looking to help make life easier. Such as cleaning, summer child care or just an extra hand around the house (509) 846-6655 HOUSE KEEPING Have experience, references available upon request. (509) 733-2059 NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Washington State law (RCW 18.27.100) requires that all advertisements for construction related services include the contractor’s current Department of Labor and Industries registration number in the advertisement. Failure to obtain a certificate of registration from L&I or show the registration number in all advertising will result in a fine up to $5,000 against the unregistered contractor. For more information, call Labor & Industries Specialty Compliance Services at 1 (800) 647-0982 or check L&I’s Internet site at www.wa.gov/lni YARD WORK Mowing, weeding, weed eating, edging. Reasonable rates. (509) 846-4789

AGRICULTURE Farm Machinery & Supplies .....................400 Yard and Garden ........410 Produce .....................420 Livestock ...................430 Horses .......................435 Feed: Hay & Grain .....440

400 Farm Machinery & Supplies 1-Rear mount loader. Edward TranTier $1000 1020 JD TRACTOR W/front loader, runs good $6200 509-826-1771 Ford 3600 tractor 40 hp. $3000 (509) 322-6787 IRRIGATION PIPE 3” alum. 40’ lenghts complete w/ gaskets, risers & working head $85 per 40’ length. 509-422-2100

410 Yard and Garden FREE aged, MANURE, U-Load, UHaul, or, We load for $15 with tractor. (509) 4226388 between 6-8 evening or weekends anytime. ROTITILING Big and small gardens, also plowing and pasture mowing. Senior/Veteran discount. Call Bob at (509) 322-3160,

440 Feed, Hay & Grain Alfalfa Grass Hay $90-$120 per ton, barn stored. Excellent quality small bales. 486-4301 or 486-2004. QUALITY BASIN HAY KATAHADIN SHEEP 509-322-6841 OR 509-322-6842

MARKETPLACE Household .................500 Furniture ....................505 Auctions ....................510 Bazaars & Gifts ..........515 Musical ......................520 Electronics .................525 Pets ...........................530 Garage/Yard Sale ......540 Wanted ......................550 Antiques ....................555 General Merchandise .560 Sporting Goods ..........570 Equipment .................580 Building Materials & Supplies .....................590

510 Auctions

By 10 a.m. on Monday mornings.

1 captain bed, no headboard twin. No mattress $90, 1 Twin with headboard no mattress. $125 or $185 for both. (509) 322-4864

BOXER Puppies. Will be ready for new homes by April 30th. Both tri-colored and whites available. Come choose your puppy today! Have been vet checked, dew-claws and tails docked. Omak WA, Call Tami (509) 322-0047 or Mike 322-0555 DOGS Female Boston mix, 1 year old. $30 Yellow Lab mix. 1-2 Years old. $30 Chi/Dach. mix, male, 2 years old. $30 5-lab mix puppies 6-8 weeks old. $30 ea. Puppies are ready. Terrier mix female. 2 years old. $30 Sparky male terrier mix, 1 year old. High energy. $30 Keystone Animal Rescue, Pics on Facebook Kris (509) 322-7604 or Josh 322-6821 TO GOOD HOME medium size female mutt, about 1 year old. House broke, ready for a new home. Gets along with cats, and other dogs. likes kids. Plays fetch etc. (509) 686-3970.

11-End plugs for 3” alum irrigation pipe $12 each 509-422-2100 18” electric hedge trimmer, Bkack & Decker, excellent shape. $20 (509) 826-4234 2-Piece sectional, multi color. $100 (509) 6892017 3” Alum. irrigation pipe risers, $3 each, heads $4 each and misc. 3” pipe in incomplete lengths 509422-2100 52X52 antique white high table, & 6 chairs. $250 (509) 826-5370 76 GMC Pick up, needs battery. Does run. $450 (509) 322-8485 Adorable, intelligent socialized male, golden retriever puppy. 13 weeks. Needs good home fast. $30 (509) 422-1779

500 OR LESS Air Cushion, ROHO For wheelchair bound person. 2 in.x16 3/4 in. square. New $425 asking $195. 509-826-1257 Black futon, good shape. $30 (509) 449-1356 BOAT & TRAILER, older best offer. 108 Arden Ave. Bridgeport/ Brewster bar. Coleman camp lantern, excellent $10 (509) 8264234 Commercial knee operated hand washing sink. 16”X16”X12” deep. $250 (509) 826-1715 Craftsman Pro Router table. Aluminum top, adjustable fence with dust collection and strong base. $65 (509) 422-0786 Deluxe commode $25, Craftsman scroll saw $35, Luhr-Jensens Little chief smoker $45, 509-4864092 Fishing boat, 12ft Seaswirl on Holsclaw trailer $500 (509) 486-2882

Fishing Rod and carring case, Rod breaks into 4 segments. Great for Back packing or everyday fishing. Excellent, $15 Mitchell Spinning Real, excellent $10 (509) 826-4234 Formica Kitchen table 42” diameter. Swivel chairs. $100 (509) 689-2017 Irrigation pipe 3” 11- 20’ lenghts complete w/ gasket, coupler, risers & working heads $45 per 20’ length 509-422-2100 Kayak, Older model, does not leak and works well, comes with paddle. $150 for more information call John at (509) 426-6545

McCulloch 2 cycle weed waker, mid size. Starts and runs great. Clutch drive, 2 string. $65 (509) 422-0786 Meat bandsaw-Kleen Kut w/extra blades 220 wiring. $300 (509) 486-2882 Mini Trampoline, 3.5’ diameter lots of spring, great for kids and adults. Never used. $35 (509) 826-4234 Motor cycle helmet, Chrome shell. Large, $20 (509) 449-1356 Oak Drop Leaf 42” round table w/3 large oak chairs. Beautiful $400 OBO (509) 422-3495

King size bed, w/2 box springs and mattress, frame. $100 (509) 6892017

Old oak drop leaf table, oval refinshed. 72” plus 4 chairs. $400 (509) 4291818

LEATHER Love seat brown, $150 (509) 826-2055

Queen size bed, includes mattress, box and frame. Excellent, Rarely used, like new, very clean. $185 (509) 826-4234

Make Offer 60 qt mixer, 3 phase motor. We bought it and didn’t use it. Includes bowl, paddle, hook, wisk. General Electric. (509) 826-1715

Queen size head board, very fancy. $150 (509) 422-5733

MOVING SALE 904 5th ave S, Apr. 9 & 10 Furniture, appliances, Misc. OMAK April 17th at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 530 Jackson St. east Omak. 8:30am to 4pm. OMAK ESTATE SALE 157 Johnson Creek Rd, #11, inside, Apr. 10 @ 9am-4pm. Lots of glass furniture, china cabinet, NO EARLY SALES. Omak, Estate sale 203 E. Bartlett Ave. Sat. 17th & Sun. 18th. 10am - 3pm. Household items, washer & dryer, freezer, furniture, dining set, glof clubs, lawn equipment, fishing supplies, ladder, tools and more tools. Much More.!

Stainless steel table with shelf under. 72”X30”. $200 (509) 826-1715 Studded snow tires, 2-sets good condition. 1-set is 175/65R14, 195/75R14. $100 ea. (509) 322-9949 leave message if no answer. Valve openers for 3” alum irrigation pipe $50 each 509-422-2100 VHS player, great shape, $15 (509) 826-4234 Weider, 8620 upper and lower body work out machine. $300 (509) 4291799 Windows 7 retail upgrade new shrink wrap box. $180. Windows XP $95 (509) 826-1257 or 8267067 Wood Coffee Table, $20 (509) 449-1356 Yamaha Generator YG2600 $225 (509) 4862882 Small drop leaf table. $15 (509) 689-2017 Entertainment Center, $35 (509) 422-5733

560 General Merchandise Caskets, Beautifully Handcrafted Pine Caskets $795. Made in Republic, Wa Kettle River Casket Co. (509) 775-0441 FIREWOOD FOR SALE Lodgepole $120 cord, Tamarack $140 cord call 509-429-2444 FOR SALE; Tenth share in Tonasket Flying club 172 Cessna in Hangar. (509) 486-4404 Pallets 618 Okoma Dr, North side of the building. Free

570 Sporting Goods BMODEL 1875 C Sharps Rifle. New in box cal 45-70, rear veneer tang sight, spirit level front sight, extra fancy wood single set trigger. Colt SSA 45 L.C. 6 1/2” barrel, 125 yr of the NRA ingraved, new in box. call Ron 509-826-4456 Comemorative US customs 357 mag, never been fired in case. $800 OBO (509) 476-4720 or 429-1538

GET RESULTS! Place your ad with The Chronicle and receive TWO FREE YARD SALE SIGNS! Also, when you place a yard sale ad in The Chronicle it goes in threer different places: The Chronicle, BottomLine Shopper and The Chronicle online classified ads!

580 Equipment 02 KOMATSU PC40 Mini excavator, w/ thumb, 06, Bulldog, 7TTilt bed trailer. $27,500 OBO (509) 422-9951

550 Wanted

Commercial Kitchen 3 bay stainless sink. 24”X24”X14” deep. Faucest, grease trap. $1000 (509) 826-1715

Buying sports cards, comic books, Yugio, Magic,(509) 969-8225

Dito Dean commercial 20 qt mixer, 3bowls, stainless. $1000 (509) 826-1715

530 Pets

FOR SALE

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Shorty Hutchins Estate Sale, 60 Years of Shop tools, equipment, household and collectibles.

2009 Sunfire General Wheel chair, large size, maroon. $1500 OBO (509) 476-4720 or 429-1538

430 Livestock

CALL US WITH YOUR CLASSIFIED

Saturday April 17. 25 Middle Lane Rd, Omak

WANTED, JOHN Deer Tractor model B for parts. (509) 733-3855

I do thatching, mowing, yard clean up, haul offs, rototilling and the tearing down of old buildings. Call Rob at (509) 322-7217 or 826-0363

Inlow Angus Ranch Select yearlings and 2 year bulls for sale. By private treaty. Evenings (509)223-3415

AUCTION

Auction Saturday April 17, 10 am Middlelane Road in Omak Earl(Shorty) Hutchison estate sale. Shop tools and equip. antiques. collectables, guns, tractor, classic car and 37 Chev truck, 60 yrs collection. CAMPBELL AUCTIONS Lic. #2031 (509) 4221165 750-7215

SPRING IS HERE

SUMMERTIME Let us make your living easier. LAVENDER SMILES, lawn and garden care. (509) 422-0480 or 826-3080

540 Garage & Yard Sales

USED TRAPS Deer and elk antlers, call George 509-322-6844

560 General Merchandise

590 Building Materials & Supplies Big Bend Co. Overhead Doors, LLC Garage and shop door sales. Professional parts and service 509-422-1165. BIGBE**0224L

AUCTION Estate Sale Saturday, April 17 • 10 a.m. 25 Middle Lane Rd., Omak North of hospital (watch for signs) This will be a complete estate sale of Shorty Hutchins, selling 60 years collection of shop tools, equipment, household and collectibles. HOUSEHOLD: Bed Sets • Couch and Chair • Nice Old Lamps • Old Vanities • Lead Crystal • Pyrex Dishes • Salt and Pepper collection (about 200) • Old Oak Chair • Kids Oak Chair • Old Dresser/Mirror • Other Nice Mirrors • Sofa Sleeper Washer/Dryer • Vintage Bedroom Set/Double Dressers • 32" TV • VHS Movies and Players • Set of Eight Nice Old Wood Dinette Chairs • Small Fridge/Freezer • Several Suitcases • Retro 50's Kitchen Table. ANTIQUES AND COLLECTABLES: Aerco model C tractor Series 408 Earthmaster one of a kind • 1937 Chevy Truck • 1964 Chrysler 4-Door Hard Top (Stored) • '94 Mitsubishi Montero - good • 1971 Prowler 18' Self Contained Trailer • 1964 Cariboo 10' Custom Built Camper for Flatbed (1 Ton) • Old Model-T Truck Frame with Wheels • Large Windmill with Pump • Hand Water Pump • Old Plows • Old Copper Rooster • Cow Skull with Horns • Numerous Mounted Deer Horns • Real Old Big Buck Head -(Mounted) • Boxes of Cactus Wood • 2 - Nice Old Singer Treadle Sewing Machines Radio Phonograph Record Player • Set of Encyclopedias • Solid Oak Desk • Lionel 17-Car Train Set with 400 Feet of Track •Jacob Doll • Grand New York Piano • Organ Oak Rocker • Old Wall Picture • Theater Seats • 3 - School Desks • Kitchen Wood Stove • Metal Toys • Antique Car Dash & Windshield • Gazing Ball with Concrete Holders • Ceramic Dolls • Vintage Wedding Dress Used Only Once • Canning Jars • Card Tables • Wash Tubs • Flyer Sleds • 12 - Beer Signs • Antique Floor Lamp • Several Old Typewriters, • Old Beer Kegs • Jeep Cans • Old Cream Cans. SHOP TOOLS & EQUIPMENT: Woodmater M500 band saw • metal Dayton band saw • Craftsman 10” table hand saw • 12’ radial arm saw • Hobart Wire Feed Welder Handler 120 • 1.5 hp Air Compressor • Old Metal Lathe • 40' Extension Ladder • 2-ton Floor Jack Creeper • Conduit Bender • Bolt Cutter • Makita 7" Grinder • 6" Bench Grinder • 1/2" Drill • Old Table Saw • Rolling Table • Sanders • SKill Saws Level • Reckon Bars • Shovels • Shingle Hammer • Sledge Hammers • Scroll Saw • Work Table • Wrenches • Hand Toold • Forks • Gamble • Prune Shears Picks • Concrete Tools • Lots of Misc. Tools • 10 Pound Sledges • Axes Welding Coat • Bolt & Parts Bins • Glue Weights • Nuts • Bolts • Screws plus lots of misc. shop items • Wood-working Tools • Trolley Cart Full of Wood • Lots of Black Walnut Wood • Roller Tables and Stands. MISCELLANEOUS: Several Older Snowmobiles • Diamond Plate Snowmobile Trailer • Storage Shed Full of Neat items • Motorcycle Seat • Lots of Camping Gear • Numerous Exercise Equipment • Hunting Equipment Johnson Outboard Motor • Porta-Potty • New 5hp B&S Motor • Cash Register Rolls of Wire • Wheel Barrow • Gas Pump • TWO RACING LAWN MOWERS Carton Form Pads • Crib • Sears Door/Frame • Several Domestic Pumps • STEIHL POST HOLE AUGER • Snap-on auto analyzer like new • small chain binders. GUNS: Beretta 12 ga. Auto • Ducks Unlimited (Collectors Series): THIS GUN HAS NEVER BEEN FIRED, HAS EXTRA CHOKES, AND IS OLD. Also, Ducks Unlimited Gun Case • 357 Hand Gun • 357 4-barrel Derringer • 40 cal Auto • Harrington & Richardson Model 349 12 ga. gamester • Stevens 12 ga. model 258A • Harrington & Richardson 22 - Model 365 Target • Wards 12 ga. pump • Harvard Single Shot 12 ga. • Double Barrel Demaskas Engraved 12 ga. • Lyle Guitar.

Campbell’s Auction 509-750-7215 • 509-422-1165 • Lic.#02031 Terms and conditions: Items must be paid for before removal from sale site, with cash or good check. Campbell’s Auction and Hutchins estate are not liable for accidents of injury. Items will be as is.

No reserves.

No buyers premium.

590 Building Materials & Supplies DRY WALL & PAINTING TOOLS Commerical grade, call for prices 509-689-0540

AUTOMOTIVE Parts/Accessories ......600 Cars ..........................610 Trucks & Vans ...........620 Motorcycles, Snowmobiles & ATV’s .....................630 Campers, Trailers, & RV’s .......................640 Boat, Motors, Trailers .650 Rental Equipment ......660

600 Vehicle Parts, Accessories Shine & Shade Looking for a professional window film installer? We are a certified LLumar film dealer. Give us a call or stop by. 103 E Dewberry Ave Omak, WA 98841 (509) 429-4516

620 Trucks & Vans 1997 Dodge Caravan, good condition, runs well, seats 7. Very reasonably priced. Please call Betty at (509) 826-4177 or Vicki at 8269955 CHEVY Blazer, 2003, 4WD, PW/PL, 4.3 L, V-6 Remote start. Security system, 6 disc CD Player, tow pkg. Sun Roof. (509) 422-2195

630 Motorcycles, Snowmobiles & ATV’s 07 Harley Davidson XL1200l, Vance Hines fuel pan & exhaust. High flow intake, low miles, detachable windshield. $8000, (509) 885-7687 1981 YAMAHA YZ 465 Dirt bike have title, runs good fast and furious $950 OBO 509-847-5205

610 Cars

2000 Yamaha TW 200, Runs great, starts well. 6400 miles. $1500 (509) 826-1715

07 DODGE CHARGER Perfect condition, with 22” rims. Asking $14,000 OBO, (509) 557-8104

Harley Davidson Ultraclassic, 2001, $10,000 OBO. 40,000 miles. Blue. John (509) 449-2675

1971 KARMANN GHIA Convertible, runs fine, red w/black soft top, $5000 OBO 509-322-4826 or 509-322-5926.

640 Campers, Trailers, RVs

1997 LINCOLN Town car, high mileage, excellent shape, all extra’s. See it buy it. $4200, Harry (509) 422-1086 or (509) 322-0046

07 Keystone Montana 5th Wheel Mountaineer Edition. 33 ft, excellent condition only used a few times. Loaded with extras! $32,000. (509) 826-4049

71 CHEV NOVA 4-door, classic car great deal, selling way under value,(must sell) $1125 509-486-2807 or 206-8561180

1978 Datsun Motor home, $800 (509) 322-6787

Earl’s Used Cars 90 Jeep Cherokee, $2000 1972 Ford Pick up, steel flatbed. $1900 1993 Ford Ranger $500 97 Ford F150 Extened cab 4x4 $5000 97 Isuzu Trooper, low miles. $3900 (509) 322-6363 or 322-1123 earlsautos.com

620 Trucks & Vans 1993 Ford Transit bus, seats 7. Wheel chair lift, overhead luggage racks. Handles well, utility vehicle, moving, camping, wood. 6 new 10 ply tires. Good working condition. $3500 (509) 826-1715

800 Okanogan County Legal Advertising (2010-104 Mar. 31 & Apr. 7) INVITATION TO BID Sealed bids will be received for the 9155-16 Old 97, Ophir Grade to Rattlesnake Point Project, Paving Phase, either by mail at, or hand delivered to, the Office of Okanogan County Board of Commissioners, located on the first floor of the Okanogan County Grainger Administration Building, 123 Fifth Avenue North, Room 150, Okanogan, Washington. If the Proposals are to be mailed they must be received by the Post Office in Okanogan, Washington, no later than Midnight on April 19, 2010. Notification by the Post Office will be considered as actual receipt of the bid by the County Commissioners. If the Proposals are to be hand carried they will be received at the Office of the Board of County Commissioners of Okanogan County at the address stated above until 11:30 AM April 20, 2010. Bids delivered in person will be received only at the County Commissioners reception desk. All bids will be then opened and publicly read for this improvement. All bid proposals shall be accompanied by a bid proposal deposit in cash, certified check, cashier’s check or attached proposal bond in an amount equal to five percent (5%) of the amount of such bid proposal. Should the successful bidder fail to enter into such contract and furnish a satisfactory performance bond within the time stated in the specifications, the bid proposal deposit shall be forfeited to Okanogan County. Plans and Specifications may be obtained from the Okanogan County Dept. of Public Works, 1234-A South Second Ave, Okanogan, WA 98840. The contact person is Rosemary Clements @(509) 422-7334 email: rclements@co.okanogan. wa.us or Ralph Bangs @ (509) 422-7311 email: rbangs@co.okanogan.wa .us. There is no charge for the first set of plans and specifications. Informational copies of Plans and Specifications

650 Boats, Motors, Trailers 10’ Livingston fish boat. Swivel seats, oars, anchor etc. Shorland’r trailer w/ spare tire, 3 HP Evinrude lightwin & 44 lb thrust Min Kota electric. $1500 (509) 846-0142 1973, 50hp. Merc, short shaft. 2-6gal. gas cans, runs strong. Twisp $1050 (425) 359-0586 Boat, Motor trailer. 99 Nova, 16’ w/side console and 2003 25HP Honda, 4-stroke motor. Great for Fishing, hunting and pleasure. Camo in color w/many extras. Great shape! $6500 OBO (509) 826-2629 or 4292902

are on file for inspection at various Plan Centers as requested. Okanogan County in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.C. 2000d to 2000d-4 and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Department of Transportation, subtitle A., Office of the Secretary, Part 21, nondiscrimination in federally assisted programs of the Department of Transportation issued pursuant to such Act, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, or national origin in consideration for an award. Okanogan County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The right is reserved to reject any and all bids and to waive informalities in the bidding. The improvement for which bids will be received is described as follows: This contract provides for the improvement of the Okanogan County Department of Public Works 9155-16 Old 97, Ophir Grade to Rattlesnake Point Project, Paving Phase. This is a Washington State RAP and Okanogan County funded project that begins at MP 8.15 and runs northerly for 3.75 miles to MP 11.90. This improvement consists paving the 3.75 miles of the newly construction road. The paving shall include a base bid with alternative bid items of 3, 2 1/2 or 2 inches of Commercial HMA Cl. 1/2” PG 64-28 per ton. The base bid items include, Flaggers & Spotters per hour, Other Traffic Control Labor per hour, Job Mix & Compaction calculated price adjustment, and lump sum items to include; Mobilization, Spill Prevention, Control & Countermeasures and various Traffic Control items, all in accordance with the attached Contract Plans and these Contract Provisions. Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle. (Continued on Page B9)

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820 Other legal Advertising (2010-072 Apr. 7, 14 & 21) SUMMONS Without Real Estate State of Minnesota, County Ramsey, District Court Judicial District: Second Court File Number: 62FA092157. Case Type: Dis-solution without Children In Re the Marriage of: LeDean Allan Carr, Name of Petitioner and Mythel Alice Carr, Name of Respondent THE STATE OF MINNESOTA TO THE ABOVE-NAMED RESPONDENT: WARNING: YOUR SPOUSE (HUSBAND OR WIFE) HAS FILED A LAW-SUIT AGAINST YOU FOR DISSOLUTION OF YOUR MARRIAGE. A COPY OF THE PAPERWORK REGARDING THE LAWSUIT IS SERVED ON YOU WITH THIS SUMMONS. THIS SUMMONS IS AN OFFICIAL DOCUMENT FROM THE COURT THAT AFFECTS YOUR RIGHTS. READ THIS SUMMONS CAREFULLY. IF YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND IT, CONTACT AN ATTORNEY FOR LEGAL ADVICE. 1. The Petitioner (your spouse) has filed a lawsuit against you asking for dissolution of your marriage (divorce). A copy of the Petition for Dissolution of Marriage is attached to this Summons. 2. You must serve upon Petitioner and file with the Court a written Answer to the Petition for Dissolution of Marriage, and you must pay the required filing fee. Answer forms are available from the Court Administrator’s office. You must serve your Answer upon Petitioner within thirty (30) days of the date you were served with this Summons, not counting the day of service. If you do not serve and file your Answer, the Court may give your spouse everything he or she is asking for in the Petition for Dissolution of Marriage. This proceeding does not involve real property NOTICE OF TEMPORARY RESTRAINING PROVISIONS UNDER MINNESOTA LAW, SERVICE OF THIS SUMMONS MAKES THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS APPLY TO BOTH PARTIES TO THE ACTION, UNLESS THEY ARE MODIFIED BY THE COURTOR THE PROCEEDING IS DISMISSED: (1) Neither party may dispose of any assets except (a) for the necessities of life or for the necessary generation of income or preservation of assets, (b) by an agreement of the parties in writing, or (c) for retaining counsel to carry on or to contest this proceeding. (2) Neither party may harass the other party. (3) All currently available insurance coverage must be maintained and continued without change in coverage or beneficiary designation. (4) Parties to a marriage dissolution proceeding are encouraged to attempt alternative dispute resolution pursuant to Minnesota law. Alternative dispute resolution includes mediation, arbitration and other processes as set forth in the district court rules. You may contact the court administrator about resources in your area. If you cannot pay for mediation or alternative dispute resolution, in some counties, assistance may be available to you through a nonprofit provider or a court program. If you are a victim of domestic abuse or threats as defined in Minnesota statutes, chapter 518b, you are not required to try mediation and you will not be penalized by the court in later proceedings. IF YOU VIOLATE ANY OF THESE PROVISIONS, YOU WILL BE SUBJECT TO SANCTIONS BY THE COURT. Dated: 8/24/2009 Signature (Petitioner’s) Name: LeDean Allan Carr Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle. (2010-097 Mar. 31, Apr. 7, 14 & 21) UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON UNITED STATE OF AMERICA Plaintiff, vs. GREG F. FISHER; CLAIRE FISHER AND MERRIE FISHER HUSBAND AND WIFE; AmWEST SURETY INSURANCE COMPANY; STATE OF WASHINGTON EMPLOYMENT SECURITY DEPARTMENT; AND GRANT LEAVELL, Defendants. NO. CV-08-334LRS NOTICE OF MARSHAL’S SALE TO: GREG F. FISHER; CLAIRE FISHER and MERRIE FISHER, Husband and Wife; AmWEST SURETY INSURANCE

COMPANY; STATE OF WASHINGTON EMPLOYMENT SECURITY DEPARTMENT; and GRANT LEAVELL The District Court for the United States of America for the Eastern District of Washington by virtue of an Order of Sale dated July 7, 2009, on a judgment rendered in said Court on June 15, 2009, has directed the undersigned to sell the property described below to satisfy a judgment in the above-entitled action. The property to be sold is as follows: REAL PROPERTY Lots 2, 3 and 4 of Greg F. Fisher Short Plat No. 9445, as recorded in Book A2, page 212 of Short Plats, Auditor’s File No. 849893, records of Okanogan County, Washington. The sale of the above described property is to take place as follows: Sale of real property: Time: 1:30 P.M. Date: Friday, April 23, 2010 Place: Okanogan County Courthouse 149 N 3rd Avenue Okanogan, Washington 98840 The judgment debtor(s) can avoid the sale by paying the judgment amount of $226,314.12 ($166,748.53 principal, $59,565.59 interest accrued through August 28, 2008); plus interest to accrue at the rate of $25.4541 per day from and after August 28, 2008, to the date of judgment; plus interest from the date of judgment at the legal rate until paid in full, for costs of suit, including the filing fee allowed pursuant to 28 USC /2412(a)(2), and other proper relief. For the exact amount, contact the Marshal at the address stated below. United States Marshal Eastern District of Washington Attn: Jennifer Moore P.O. Box 1463 920 West Riverside Avenue Spokane, WA 99210-1463 The property is subject to: No Redemption rights on personal property. A Redemption period of one year which will expire at 4:30 p.m. on the 23rd day of April, 2011. The judgement debtor or debtors or any of them may redeem the real property and fixtures at any time up to the end of the redemption period by paying the amount bid at the Marshal’s sale, plus additional costs, taxes, assessments and fees. If you are interested in redeeming the property contact the undersigned United States Marshal for the exact amount necessary to redeem. IMPORTANT NOTICE; IF YOU DO NOT REDEEM THE PROPERTY BY 4:30 P.M. ON THE 23RD DAY OF APRIL, 2011, THE END OF THE REDEMPTION PERIOD, THE PURCHASER AT THE MARSHAL’S SALE SHALL BECOME THE OWNER AND MAY EVICT THE OCCUPANT FROM THE PROPERTY UNLESS THE OCCUPANT IS A TENANT HOLDING UNDER AN EXPIRED LEASE. IF THE PROPERTY TO BE SOLD IS A PERMANENT RESIDENT AND IS OCCUPIED BY THE JUDGMENT DEBTOR OR DEBTORS AT THE TIME OF SALE, HE, SHE, THEY OR ANY OF THEM, HAVE THE RIGHT TO RETAIN POSSESSION DURING THE REDEMPTION PERIOD, IF ANY, WITHOUT PAYMENT OR ANY RENT OR OCCUPANCY FEE. THE JUDGMENT DEBTOR MAY ALSO HAVE A RIGHT TO RETAIN POSSESSION DURING ANY REDEMPTION PERIOD IF THE PROPERTY IS USED FOR FARMING OR IF THE PROPERTY IS BEING SOLD UNDER A MORTGAGE THAT SO PROVIDES. DATED this 4 day of Feb. 2010. MICHAEL L. KLINE United State Marshal Eastern District of Washington Post Office Box 1463 West 920 Riverside Avenue Spokane, Washington 99210-1463 JAMES A. McDEVITT United States Attorney Frank A. Wilson FRANK A. WILSON Assistant U.S. Attorney Attorney for Plaintiff USA-WAE-FWilson Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle. (2010-102 Mar. 31 & Apr. 7) METHOW VALLEY IRRIGATION DISTRICT MEETING TIME CHANGE The regular monthly meeting of the MVID will be held at 7:00 p.m. on the

second Monday of each month beginning April 12, 2010. Meeting location will be at the M.V. Senior Citizens Center, Twisp, WA. /s/ B. Morgan Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle. (2010-103 Mar. 31 & Apr. 7) METHOW VALLEY IRRIGATION DISTRICT SMALL WORKS ROSTER Notice is hereby given to all interested parties desiring to be on the MVID Small Works Roster for the 2010 irrigation season to submit to the District office; services offered including price list and a current copy of Bond and Liability insurance to: MVID, P.O. Box 860, Twisp, WA 98856. Questions may be directed to the District Secretary at (509) 997-2318. /s/ B. Morgan Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle. (2010-105 Mar. 31, Apr. 7, & 14) IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF OKANOGAN In the Matter of the Estate of MICHAEL E. GELVIN Deceased. NO.10-4-00014-2 NOTICE TO CREDITORS The personal representative named below has been appointed and has qualified as personal representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the personal representative or the resident agent or the personal representative’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the personal representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(1)(c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. DATE OF FILING COPY OF NOTICE TO CREDITORS: March 26th, 2010 DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION: March 31st, 2010 Resident Agent for Service of Process is: Henry A. Rawson 213 Queen St; PO Box 1036 Okanogan, WA 98840 LAW OFFICES OF HENRY A. RAWSON By: /s/HENRY A. RAWSON, WSBA #6532 Attorney for Personal Representative Box 1036, Okanogan, WA 98840 /s/ TAMARA M. GELVIN Personal Representative 18760 Gillman Dr., Sonoma, CA 95476 Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle. (2010-107 Apr. 7, 14 & 21) IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF OKANOGAN IN RE THE ESTATE OF: HAZEL S. GOODYEAR Deceased IN PROBATE No. 10-4-00023-1 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS RCW 11.40.030 The Personal Representative named below has been appointed as Personal Representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the deceased must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the personal representative or the personal representative’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim, with the court. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the personal representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(3); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and

nonprobate assets. The decedent’s social Security is 531-16-1741. Date of First Publication: April 7, 2010 Personal representative: Nancy C. Goodyear and Margaret R. Oliver Mailing address: 106 John St., Okanogan, WA 98840 Attorney for Personal Representative: Rober t V. Flock, WSBA #3049 Mailing address: P.O. Box 523, Omak, WA 98841 Date of Filing: March 31, 2010 Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle. (2010-108 Apr. 7, 14, & 21) In the Tribal Court of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation NOTICE AND SUMMONS Jolene F. Louie v. Raymond Shirley CV-CU 2009-29120 Raymond Shirley you are hereby given notice A lawsuit has been started against you. In order to defend against this suit you must answer the petition by stating your response and or defenses in writing and filing it by mail or in person at the Colville Tribal Courthouse. If you fail to file a written response after service by this Publication is effective under CTC 2-271(b) an Order of Default may be entered against you. Substitute service under CTC 2-2-71(a) has already been perfected. The petition in the matter filed seeks custody of minor children, division of property, debt and assets, assignment of the IRS tax credit for minor children and any other matter of the Court may deem to be just and equitable. Raymond shirley you are hereby summoned To appear and show cause why temporary orders already issued in this matter should not be extended and why a default judgment against you should not be issued at the following place and time. Colville Tribal Courthouse, 3 Joe Moses Road, Nespelem, WA 99155. (509) 634-2500 April 13, 2010 at 11am You may obtain a copy of the petition from the court. Daryl A. Rodrigues, Office of the Tribal Public Defender, PO Box 150, Nespelem, WA 99155, (509) 634-2450. Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle. (2010-109 Apr. 7) INVITATION TO BID The Town of Riverside will receive bids for a 1984 chassis with cab Chevy 3/ 4 ton, 4-wheel drive, Diesel. Sealed bids can be left at City Hall’s office Monday through Thursday from 8:00 - 3:00. Bids will be read aloud at the next council meeting on April 13, 2010. The invitation to bid is open to the public. The town reserves the right to reject any and all bids. TOWN OF RIVERSIDE P.O. BOX 188 RIVERSIDE, WA 98849 Candy Malm Clerk/Treasurer Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle. (2010-110 Apr. 7) VENDOR LIST As authorized under RCW 39.04.190 and Okanogan Irrigation District Resolution #09-04, the Okanogan Irrigation District shall solicit the names of vendors for the Okanogan Irrigation District vendor list. By resolution #09-04, the Okanogan Irrigation District established a procedure for securing telephone or written quotations, or both, from at least three different vendors whenever possible to assure that a competitive price is established. Requests for placement on the vendor list of the Okanogan Irrigation District may be submitted to the manager at 37A Douglas Rd. Okanogan WA 98840. Inquiries regarding the vendor list of the Okanogan Irrigation District may be directed to Okanogan Irrigation District at 8261250. Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle. (2010-111 Apr. 7) ANNUAL REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS PUD No. 1 of Okanogan County is seeking letters of interest in providing the following professional services as required in RCW 39.80.030 and RCW 39.80.040 Transmission Line Engineering Distribution Engineering Fiber Optic Network Engineering Substation Engineering Electrical Systems Studies Distribution Field Studies Industrial Electrical Systems Engineering Environmental Analyses

Route Selection and Impact Studies Surveying and Mapping Right-of-Way Acquisition Construction Management Customized Technical Training Architectural Services (Facility Studies) Firms or Individuals with interest are invited to submit a statement of qualifications, references, and current project list with description. The Okanogan County PUD is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks participation from women/ minority contractors. Submit responses and questions to: Mark Watson Purchasing Supervisor PUD No. 1 of Okanogan County 1331 2nd Avenue North Okanogan, WA 98840 Dated: March 29, 2010 Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle. (2010-112 Apr. 7) PUBLIC LEGAL NOTICE Notice of Availability Environmental Assessment and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact for the Proposed Modernization and Operation of the Nighthawk Land Port of Entry, Okanogan County, Washington U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS), U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION (CBP), FIELD OPERATIONS FACILITIES (FOF) PROGRAM MANAGEMENT OFFICE (PMO), UTILIZING THE NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT (NEPA) AND THE NATIONAL HISTORIC PRESERVATION ACT (NHPA) GUIDELINES AND PROCEDURES. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announces the availability of, and invites public comment on, the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Proposed Modernization and Operation of the Nighthawk Land Port of Entry (LPOE) in Okanogan County, Washington. This EA is published in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), and regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality. CBP proposes to modernize and operate the LPOE located at the international boundary with Canada on Similkameen Road near Loomis, Washington using funding allocated for CBPowned land port facilities appropriated in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). The proposed modernization activities will help CBP meet its border security mission and facilitate legitimate trade and travel, while encouraging a boost in national and local economies. LPOE improvements would enhance site configuration and provide infrastructure that is adaptable to handle evolving inspection technologies, while maximizing officer safety and effectiveness. For a 30-day period from April 7, 2010 to May 6, 2010, the Draft EA and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact will be available for public review and comment at the Oroville Public Library, 1276 Main St, Oroville, WA, 98844; Omak Public Library, 30 S Ash St, Omak, WA, 98841; Brewster Public Library, 108 3rd St, Brewster, WA, 98812; and, on the Internet at http:// www.NorthernBorderNEP A.com. Comments should be submitted to Northern Border, PO Box 6760, Chesterfield, MO 63006-6760 or sent via e-mail to Comments@northernbor dernepa.com by May 6, 2010. Published by the Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle. (2010-113 Apr. 7, 14, 21 & 28) IN THE TRIBAL COURT OF THE CONFEDERATED TRIBES OF THE COLVILLE RESERVATION Colville Tribal Credit Corporation Plaintiff(s), vs. Alvie D. Cleparty Defendant(s) Case No.: CV-CD-200929183 CHIEF OF POLICE’S PUBLIC NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL PROPERTY TO: Alvie D. Cleparty The Colville Tribal Court has directed the undersigned Colville Tribal Chief of Police, to sell the property: Lot 14, Block 132 of Government Townsite of Omak, according to the approved Plat thereof on file in the United States General Land Office. The real property or its ad-

dress is commonly known as 722 Jackson Street, Omak, WA 98841. The real property tax identification number is 2001321400. The sale of the above property is to take place: TIME: 10:00 AM DATE: May 07, 2010. PLACE: Front Entrance Colville Tribal Courthouse Number 1. The Judgment Debtor(s) can avoid the sale by paying the judgement amount of $52,463.97 plus late fees, interest, costs, statutory interest, and fees before the sale date. For the exact amount, contact the Chief of Police at the address stated below. Sgt T.L. Holsworth for Matt Haney Chief of Police Colville Confederated Tribes PO Box 617 Nespelem, WA 99155 509-634-2472 Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle. (2010-114 Apr. 7, 14, 21 & 28) IN THE TRIBAL COURT OF THE CONFEDERATED TRIBES OF THE COLVILLE RESERVATION Colville Tribal Credit Corporation Plaintiff(s), vs. Deidre Antone, Vance Cleveland, Donagene Williams, Flodell Williams, Leroy Williams, Mylan Williams, Walter Williams, Does 120 Claiming any right, title, Estate, lien, or interest in the real estate or secured interest Described in the complaint Defendant(s) Case No.: CTC 200626237 CHIEF OF POLICE’S PUBLIC NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL PROPERTY TO: Deidre Antone, Vance Cleveland, Donagene Williams, Flodell Williams, Leroy Williams, Mylan Williams, Walter Williams, Does 1-20 Claiming any right, title, Estate, lien, or interest in the real estate or secured interest described in the complaint. The Colville Tribal Court has directed the undersigned Colville Tribal Chief of Police, to sell the property: Allotment 101 1- A An undivided 7/8 interest in the east half of the northeast quarter of the southwest quarter of the southwest quarter, the east half of the east half of the west half of the northeast quarter of the southwest quarter of the southwest quarter, the southeast quarter of the southwest quarter of the southwest quarter, the west half of the west half of the southeast quarter of the southwest quarter and the west half of the east half of the west half of the southeast quarter of the southwest quarter of section 12, the west half of the east half of the west half of the northeast quar-

ter of the northwest quarter, the west half of the west half of the northeast quarter of the northwest quarter, and the east half of the northwest quarter of the northwest quarter of section 13, Township 31 North, Range 30 East, Willamette Meridian, Okanogan County, Washington EXCEPT 30.76acre portion of the southeast quarter of the southwest quarter of the southwest quarter of section 12 and that portion of the northwest quarter of section 13, described as follows: Commencing at the northwest section corner of section 13, common to sections, 11, 12, and 14, said township and range; thence north 89ã55’00” east, 663.17 feet to the point of beginning,; thence south 00ã06’15” west, 1317.43 feet; thence north 89ã56’41” east, 1157.27 feet; thence nor th 00ã04’22” west, 164.29 feet; thence nor th 00ã08’18” west, 195.00 feet; thence on a curve to the left having a radius of 2814.79 feet, 426.38 feet to the south r-o-w of the entrance road; thence on a radius of 150.00 feet, length of 203.27 feet with a bearing of nor th 50ã16’21” west, on a tangent of 114.69 feet; thence north 39ã43’39” east, 100.00 feet; thence south 50ã16’21” east, a tangent of 114.69 feet with a radius of 50.00 feet, a length of 67.76 feet to the north r-o-w of the entrance road also being the west ro-w line of State Highway #155; thence on a curve to the left having a radius of 2814.79 feet, 406.28 feet; thence north 43ã38’58” west, 918.99 feet; thence south 00ã00’44” west 477.29 feet to the point of beginning, containing 35.49 acres, more or less, after the above exception. The Real Property, or its address, is commonly known as NKA Park City Loop Road, Nespelem, WA 99155. . The sale of the above property is to take place: TIME: 10:00 AM DATE: May 07, 2010. PLACE: Front Entrance Colville Tribal Courthouse Number 1. The Judgment Debtor(s) can avoid the sale by paying the judgement amount of $64,498.88 plus late fees, interest, costs, statutory interest, and fees before the sale date. For the exact amount, contact the Chief of Police at the address stated below. Sgt T.L. Holsworth for Matt Haney Chief of Police Colville Confederated Tribes PO Box 617 Nespelem, WA 99155 509-634-2472 Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle. (2010-116 Apr. 7 & 14) REQUEST FOR BIDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Public Utility District of Okanogan County will receive sealed bids until 2:00 p.m., Thursday, April 29, 2010 at which time all bids will be publicly opened and read. This bid is for OFS

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brand 48 count cable as per specifications. All bids must be sealed and prominently marked “Bid No. 370-10” on the outside of the envelope. The District reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Bid documents and specifications may be obtained by contacting: PUD No.1 of Okanogan County PO Box 912 Okanogan, WA 98840 Attention: Mark Watson Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle. (2010-117 Apr. 7) NOTICE OF PUBLIC TIMBER SALE Department of Natural Resources will auction timber to the highest bidder. Contract terms and bidding information is available by calling Northeast Region at (509)684-7474 or by visiting the Region Office at Colville or Product Sales & Leasing Division, Olympia. Bidding information may also be obtained at the County Auditor’s office. Bidding begins at 10:00 a.m. at the Northeast Region Office on May 25, 2010. GARDNER FIT SORTS #1-#4, App No. 085352, approximately 6 miles by road west of Republic, WA on part(s) of Section 1, in Township 36 Nor th, Range 31 East, W.M. and Section 35, in Township 37 North, Range 31 East, W.M. comprising approximately 8,207 tons (1,180 mbf) of Timber. This sale is Export Restrict. OFFICIAL NOTICE OF DATE AND PLACE FOR COMMENCING AN APPEAL: Notice is given under SEPA, RCW 43.21C.075, WAC 197-11-680 of Department of Natural Resource’s action described in (4) below. 1. Any person whose property rights or interests will be affected and feels himself aggrieved by the Department action may appeal to Stevens County Superior Court within 30 days of April 6, 2010, pursuant to RCW 79.02.030. 2. Any action to set aside, enjoin, review, or otherwise challenge such action on the grounds of noncompliance with the provisions of RCW 43.21C (State Environmental Policy Act) shall be commenced on or before May 6, 2010. 3. Pursuant to WAC 19711-680(4)(d), no appeal may be filed under RCW 43.21C more than 30 days after the date in (1) above, unless an appeal was filed under RCW 79.02.030 as in (1) above. 4. Description of Department Action: Approval for sale of the proposed timber sale(s), shown above. 5. Type of environmental review under SEPA: A determination of non-significance or mitigated determination of non-significance was issued for each timber sale. 6. Documents may be examined during regular business hours at the Region Office of the Department of Natural Resources and at Olympia Head-

quarters, Product Sales & Leasing Division, 1111 Washington St SE, Olympia, WA 98504-7016, (360) 902-1340. 7. This notice filed by: Roy Henderson, Assistant Region Manager, Northeast Region Office 225 South Silke Road, Colville, WA 99114-0190 (509)6847474 Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle. (2010-118 Apr. 7) IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF OKANOGAN Estate of: PAUL G. KREBS No. 09-4-00023-8 Notice of Hearing Petition for Distribution NOTICE IS GIVEN TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ABOVE ESTATE THAT: 1. Marthalynn Vess as Personal Representative of the above estate has filed with the clerk of the above court the final report and petition for distribution, requesting the court to find approve the claims made against the estate, determine the heirs or persons entitled to take under the will, and distribute the property of the estate to the persons entitled thereto; 2. The final account and petition for distribution will be heard in the Okanogan County Superior Court at 9:30 a.m. on May 4th, 2010 at which time and place any person interested in the estate may appear and file objections to and contest the petition and/or final account. Leone Reinbold Reinbold & Gardner, Attorneys 100 S. 2nd Ave. Post Office Box 751 Okanogan, WA 98840 (509) 422-3610 (509) 422-3612 (fax) lreinbold@gmail.com Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle. (2010-119 Apr. 7 & 14) NOTICE OF VARIANCE REQUEST NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by ERIC LIND that a variance Okanogan county Public Health District OnSite Sewage Disposal Regulation is being requested to allow the use of an existing well that fails to meet the 100 foot sanitary control zone requirements to serve the tow proposed lots of the Lind Short Plat (SP200854). Written comments may be submitted to Okanogan County Health District, P.O. Box 231, Okanogan, WA 98840. The Environmental Health Director for the Okanogan County Public Health District will consider this request within thirty (30) days of this notice. Eric Lind 45 Soren Peterson Road Riverside WA 98849 Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle.

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726 Okoma Drive, Omak (Next to Les Schwab)

509-826-1000

NEGOTIABLE DOCUMENTARY SERVICE FEE UP TO $150. Vehicles subject to prior sale.


April 7 2010 Chronicle