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Cage fighting rocks Wagon Wheel Tavern, Malott area B4 Inside Health and Medical Directory THE OMAK-OKANOGAN COUNTY Pioneers top Bulldogs, 34-14, in non-league battle Sept. 22, 2010 B1 Essential Reading in Okanogan and Ferry counties. 75 cents Students fall short on tests Only Methow Valley and Pateros pass on all subjects By Dee Camp The Chronicle Scott Miller Flash flood A crew assesses damage to McLaughlin Canyon Road after a storm pelted the area with nearly a half-inch of rain and hail. Rain and hail damage roads, wash out yards By Sheila Corson and Brenda Starkey The Chronicle TONASKET – Sudden, violent thunderstorms washed out roads, buried gardens and damaged at least one vehicle Sunday night, Sept. 19. Okanogan County Emergency Manager Scott Miller said the storm moved from west to east over Crumbacher toward Janis bridge and McLaughlin Canyon and into Aeneas Valley between 7 and 8 p.m. Sunday. Extremely heavy rain, hail and lightning were too much for culverts and ditches to handle. The worst damage was to McLaughlin Canyon and Hardy roads, county officials said. Rampaging waters cut a trench in McLaughlin Canyon Road 10 feet deep and 15 feet across, according to Kenny Stanley, Okanogan County Public Works. Bill Temby was working to make his driveway off North Sage Hills Road passable enough to get a load of gravel in “ It rained like pouring water out of a boot for a good hour and a half. Bill Temby ” to fill an area of sitting water Monday afternoon. “”It rained like pouring water out of a boot for a good hour and a half,” he said, adding that his mother-in-law, Kathy Maple, has lived in the area for 60 years and had never seen it rain that hard. The storm kept rebuilding in the area, said Meteorologist Bob Tobin of the National Weather Service in Spokane. Hail the size of dimes was reported accumulating on the ground in some areas, he said. Normally, that type of thunderstorm builds up and then lasts 10-15 minutes, he said. But in this case the storm just kept regenerating in the same area. He said there were no accurate measurements in the area hardest hit, but in Aeneas Valley above McLaughlin Canyon, one observer reported 0.43 inch in less than an hour. Temby said his neighbor, Craig Weeks, went to U.S. Highway 97 where his dad picked him up so he could get to work to help with repair efforts. Weeks is a county public works employee. At Crumbacher, resident Corina Radford said she and her family watched the storm from their porch. Rain came off the roof like a waterfall. Driveways were turned into gullies and pieces of the main road were washed away. Ditches were either filled with mud or became canyons. All the trails on her property were washed away. “My garden, gazebo and outdoor kitchen are full of mud and horse poo,” Radford said. Resident Angel Ross said her family was driving home when the storm hit. The rain was so heavy, they had to pull off U.S. Highway 97 and wait. While the rain and hail – which she described as just a bit smaller than ping-pong balls – hit the car, they couldn’t hear each other talking in the vehicle. They came home to find that the neighbor’s white rock gravel had been washed into their yard. At The Father’s Ranch on state Highway 20 east of Tonasket, Craig Lofthus had mud mixed in with his white gravel roads. There was also trenching on the roads and in some spots mounds of mud that came down from higher ground, he said. “The runoff came fast,” he said. Lofthus said they were able to sandbag the building entrances, so that damage was limited to the roads. Water covered state Highway 20 east of town in three places, and crews were repairing damage along U.S. Highway 97 about five miles south of Tonasket. See Flooding A12 OMAK — Several school districts in Okanogan and Ferry counties must take corrective actions because their students didn’t pass some areas of new statewide tests. The Measurement of Student Progress, for grades three through eight, and High School Proficiency Exam, for 10th-graders, were administered last spring. They replaced the Washington Assessment of Student Learning. High school students must pass the HSPE or stateapproved alternative tests to graduate. The tests also are used by the state to fulfill annual yearly progress requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act. In Okanogan and Ferry counties, only the Methow Valley and Pateros students met AYP standards at all levels – elementary for third- through fifth-graders, middle school for grades six through eight and high school for 10th-graders — in both reading and math. All other districts in the two counties had at least one group that didn’t meet the standards in one or both areas. Some – Brewster, Grand Coulee Dam and Nespelem — didn’t meet any. Except for the Methow Valley and Pateros, and a couple small districts whose complete results were not released because of small numbers of students, remaining districts in both counties failed to meet the math standard at any level. Turner Statewide, third- through fifth-graders students didn’t make AYP in reading and math. At the middle school level, grades six through eight, students statewide met AYP in reading, but not in math. Sophomores met AYP goals in reading, but not math. At the same time, Washington students in the class of 2009 were No. 1 on the SAT nationwide. Nearly 37,000 Washington students took the SAT last school year, including 29,000 public school students, according to the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. Most local administrators See Testing A12 Nespelem man killed SUV hits tree south of Omak; another man is injured Sheila Corson The Chronicle OMAK — A Nespelem man died in a one-vehicle crash 10.5 miles south of town the morning of Sept. 19. Patrick A. Yallup, Jr., 26, died when the SUV he was driving went off state Highway 155 and hit a tree. He was not wearing a seatbelt, the Washington State Patrol said. Yallup's brother, Ryan D. Yallup, 18, was a passenger in the vehicle. He was taken by ambulance to Mid-Valley Hospital, Omak, with arm, leg and lung injuries, the patrol said. Mid-Valley Hospital listed his condition as stable as of Tuesday morning. Patrick Yallup was a cook for tribal corrections, having once been an inmate himself. Sgt. Dave Kirk said Yallup and his wife, Sheena Springer, met as trusties in the facility and both decided to change their ways. "The guy turned himself around," Kirk said. "They were both the best workers." After getting his life back on track, Yallup was hired at the facility, Kirk said. He and Springer, married in a traditional Native American ceremony, had a baby girl named Malaeigha, in June 2009. P. Yallup Yallup also adopted a niece and nephew, whom he regarded as his own children, Kirk said. “Pat was the kindest person you ever met in the world,” Kirk said. “"I have nothing but good things to say about him.” It is unclear at this point what will happen to the niece and nephew now that Yallup has died. Since he and Springer were not legally married, the children likely will have to go to another close relative, Kirk said. They were hoping to marry legally once they gathered some more money. Kirk, whose daughter See Fatal A12 Oroville man sentenced for molestation Father of young girl was shown photos by mistake By Brenda Starkey The Chronicle OROVILLE – A local man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for molesting a 5-yearold girl after he inadvertently showed the father of his victim digital photos of the crime. David Wayne George, 64, Oroville, pleaded guilty in Washington County Oregon Circuit Court in a plea agreement Aug. 31 to eight counts, two each of first-degree sodomy, first-degree unlawful sexual penetration, first-degree sexual abuse and firstdegree rape. George also faces federal charges of production of child pornography and interstate travel with George the intent to have sex with a child. A plea hearing is scheduled for Oct. 7 in U.S. District Court in Portland. George was estranged from the girl’s step-mother, but kept in touch with her son and his children, visiting their Tigard, Ore., home for family occasions, Washington County Assistant District Attorney Paul Maloney said. After Thanksgiving dinner in 2009, he offered to show the girl’s father photos of the children. He accidently handed over memory cards to the father that included one with pornographic images of the girl. “It had to be the worst Thanksgiving ever,” Maloney said. The girl’s father erupted in anger at seeing the young girl in sexual poses and various sex acts with George. George flippantly told him to call the police, Maloney said. He has been in custody since then. The crimes apparently spanned two years, Maloney said. George is in federal custody, and because of Jessica’s Law, will serve the entire 25 years with no chance for an early parole, Maloney said. Educator appeals conviction NESPELEM — A Paschal Sherman Indian School staff member has appealed his conviction for indecent liberties. Clinton Nicholson was found guilty of the crime by a Colville Tribal Court jury June 17. He was arrested after he put his hand on the inner thigh of a 12year-old girl. The two were riding a four-wheeler together and he was sitting behind the girl. Because of the appeal, the court declined to release further information about the case. — The Chronicle He will be subject to court supervision for life, according to court documents. Maloney said it is his understanding that George will serve his time in federal prison concurrent with his federal sentence. When only the best hearing care will do . . . Year 101 No. 19 Omak: 509-422-3100 • 888-898-HEAR (4327) 5 W. Central Ave. Office of Douglas E. Moomaw, AuD, Doctor of Audiology

The Chronicle Sept. 22, 2010

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