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Burned lands targeted for rehab Help extended to June 1, 2013 By MIKE JOHNSTON senior writer

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Buddy, a young heeler shepherd mix available for adoption at the Ellensburg Animal Shelter, enjoys an outing on Monday. Buddy was among dozens of animals seized from a hoarding situation by law enforcement in July.

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taff at the Ellensburg Animal Shelter implemented a lastditch effort when they sedated two heeler shepherd mixes in July that were confiscated as part of an animal cruelty investigation. “At that moment, quite honestly, I was standing out there with this dog going ...What am I doing? What am I doing?” Shelter Director Paula Hake said. At first, shelter staff weren’t able to get close enough to the dogs to gain their trust, leash them, or provide medical attention. Hake hoped the sedatives would allow her to begin getting them used to human contact. Even through the fog of sedatives, one dog, named Buddy, began doing flips, says Hake. He jumped high enough to hit the ceiling in the back of the shelter. “But I managed, he finally calmed down and stopped doing crocodile flips,” Hake said. “And I thought, ‘OK, there’s hope.’ That was probably the moment.” The next day, an animal control officer helped perform

the same task with the other dog, named Squirt. Within a week, volunteers were able to take the dogs out of their kennels. “Once volunteers started being able to take them out, then I knew,” they could be socialized, Hake said.

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to growl at people for a long time. “They literally had to learn everything from the beginning,” Hake said. “They had never been on a leash. They hadn’t heard noises that are typical for in town like trucks or cars. Everything scared them, including cars.”

As of last week, about 107 landowners have requested and received on-site assessments by conservation district staff of damage and advice on rehabilitation planning. About 73 property owners, or 70 percent, are eligible for funding help through the NRCS Emergency Watershed Protection Program. The remainder are either ineligible or they declined to participate in the program, Lael said. More than 40 landowners who were found eligible have signed agreements to undertake rehab work through the program, and more than 20 of those have completed a variety of work on their property, Lael said. The remainder of the 73 eligible are working with the conservation district to finalize agreements. Lael said the watershed program requires a 25 percent match and those funds are being provided by Washington State Conservation Commission funding.

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Animals seized Buddy and Squirt were trapped on a Burbank Creek Road property south of Ellensburg in July and seized by Kittitas County Sheriff’s deputies along with about 60 other animals including fish, birds a chihuahuas during and a animal cruelty an investigation. Law enforcement officers said they found malnourished animals living in deplorable conditions at the property. In court documents they described floors covered with urine and feces. One officer called the home the worst place he’s seen in 24 years of law enforcement. Buddy and Squirt, who arrived at the shelter with porcupine quills in their faces, were the last of the seized animals to be adopted. Hake worried the shelter

The Kittitas County Conservation District will have until June 1 to help property owners heal their lands within the 37-square-mile Taylor Bridge Fire damage area between Cle Elum and Ellensburg. Conservation District Manager Anna Lael said the U.S. Natural Resource and Conservation Service, part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is partnering with the local district on the project. Lael learned last week that an extension was granted from Dec. 31 to June 1 to expend funds. NRCS project funds amount to $500,000. Another $250,000 from the Washington State Conservation Commission will help private landowners assess how the Aug. 13-28 fire hurt their land and develop plans to protect and rehabilitate its natural features. “This, certainly, is good news for those who had some kind of damage to their land from the wildfire,” said Lael recently. “Winter is coming on, and property owners needed more time to deal with everything involved. We really didn’t want to run out of time with so many still needing help.”

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Squirt, a young heeler shepherd mix, is doing well at the Ellensburg Animal Shelter. Staff and volunteers at the shelter helped him get used to human contact after he was seized this summer. would not be able to place Buddy and Squirt after they arrived. Staff and volunteers couldn’t touch them at first. They growled and dove toward people who tried to help them. Hake says the dogs would have bitten people if pushed. “They were scared to death,” said Hake. Buddy and Squirt continued

INDEX Scrapbook B1 Events calendar A3 Horoscopes, comics A10 Obituaries A5 Sports A6 Local news serving Ellensburg, Cle Elum, Roslyn, Kittitas, Easton, Suncadia and all of Kittitas County.

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News from you: Find births, anniversary and wedding announcements, Pause for Paws and more in Scrapbook. In detail, Page B1.

Bipartisan cooperation: Two Democrats in the state Senate abandoned their caucus, vowing to work with Republicans. In detail, Page A5.

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Two snowmobiles reportedly seemed to be abandoned on Salmon la Sac Road north of Roslyn.

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A Monday story, “Chimpanzee leaves legacy,” in the Daily Record incorrectly identified Kathleen Beach. She was a caregiver and research assistant at the Chimpanzee and Human Communication Institute.

Firefighters responded to three fire calls on Sunday and Monday. Kittitas Valley Fire and Rescue responded to two calls in Ellensburg, on Monday and Sunday, said KVFR Chief John Sinclair. Smoke filled a home on 28th Avenue after a pan caught fire Sunday. On Monday morning, piles of lumber meant for building pallets ignited at Cascade Pallet on Falcon Road. “No structures involved, just some wood,” Sinclair said. Late Saturday night a chimney caught fire on West Third Street in Cle Elum. The fire didn’t spread beyond the chimney and didn’t cause other damage, Cle Elum Fire Department Chief Dave Campbell said. “I believe that the homeowner was going to get the chimney inspected,” he said.

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Those having difficulty making ends meet this holiday season have until 5 p.m. Wednesday to apply for a Christmas basket of food from the Lower County Community Christmas Basket Program. Completed applications for food help must be turned in to the program headquarters at Umtanum Hall at the county fairgrounds by the end of day Wednesday. Application forms are at HopeSource off Mountain View Avenue, at the state DSHS office near the corner of Jackson and Pearl streets, the FISH Food Bank at Second Avenue and Water Street, and at the Briarwood Commons apartments office. For more information, call Christmas Basket headquarters at 925-1880 workdays or 925-1604 evenings.

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Families, kids invited to free craft fair

Families and their children in third through fifth grade throughout the community are invited to a free Christmas Craft Fair set for 6 to 7:15 p.m. Thursday at Mercer Creek Church, 1407 N. B St., across from Kiwanis Park. Event organizers said nearly 20 different types of Christmas holiday crafts will be offered to be made during the fair. Participants can make them to keep or to give away. There will be singing and a Christmas story. Parents must accompany their children to the event. For more information, call 933-7800 or email jessica.fleck@mercercreek. org or go online to www. mercercreek.org.

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Library adds 90 e-books to collection

A gift from a vendor has added 90 new e-books to the Ellensburg Public Library’s collection, according to a news release. The holiday bonus collection offers books on cooking, crafts and travel and how-to guides and holiday stories. Other books include “Dummies” series books to help newcomers to e-readers, holiday-themed romance novels and fun family memoirs. The library staff can help people check out e-books on home computers, e-readers or smartphones. Stop by, call 962-7228 or visit the library online at www.ellensburglibrary.org for more information. — staff reports

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Today, Dec. 11 Red Cross blood drive, 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Hal Holmes Community Center, 209 N. Ruby St., Ellensburg

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Some local business owners want another meeting with CWU officials to talk about the Wildcat Shop on campus.

Wildcat Shop dispute persists Business owner addresses CWU board of trustees By ANDY MATARRESE staff writer A local business owner asked the Central Washington University’s Board of Trustees last week for more discussion about the Wildcat Shop and its impact on businesses in the community. Kimberly Holland, a co-owner of Lotus Clothing and Jewelry Design on North Main Street, said the university’s bookstore is carrying lifestyle items that compete with local businesses and requested a full meeting of CWU’s commercial activities committee to discuss it. She said the two meetings held this year did not provide adequate time for businesses to air their concerns. “I really want us to work through these problems,” she said after reading her letter at the trustees’ meeting Friday. “Just having these small groups, it’s not working.” The board’s chairman, Sid Morrison, agreed there must be some resolution. “I assure you, it’s important to us,” he said.

Policy CWU’s commercial activities policy,

approved in 1995, allows local business owners to address issues with CWU officials by going through the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce and requesting a meeting. The policy calls for a commercial activities committee that is required to meet twice a year, but also can meet whenever an issue arises. CWU proposed a new policy earlier this year, but put a moratorium on changes after concerns were voiced by businesses and local lawmakers. CWU Public Affairs Director Linda Schactler said the school has been operating under the original system where businesses work through the chamber to address issues with CWU and the full commercial activities committee. “We have had two formal commercial activity meetings in this calendar year, in addition to numerous meetings with many business folks,” Schactler said. “We have been meeting regularly and will continue to do so.” Schactler said that beyond the two formal meetings, school officials have met with businesses to discuss issues as they come up. In an interview, Holland said the small-group meetings don’t have the weight and accountability of a formal meeting, and they don’t keep with how the policy is written. Schactler said the Wildcat Shop receives no state funding. The Student Union and Recreation Center building, which houses the shop, is funded by bonds repaid by students through bookstore revenue and tuition, she

said, and neither of those are public funds. “We want to be partners in a vibrant economy, that’s good for everyone who lives and works here,” Schactler said. “We actually create a tremendous amount of economic activity and we want to do that, that helps us all have a better quality of life.” State Rep. Judy Warnick, R-Moses Lake, who represents Ellensburg and the 13th District, said she sympathizes with Central, considering how state funding for higher education has been slashed. At the same time, she said she was glad a local business owner was able to air some of the frustrations of the business community at large with the school’s board of trustees. Previously, Warnick and state Sen. Janea Holmquist Newbry, R-Moses Lake, weighed in on possible changes to CWU’s commercial activities policy. In an Oct. 4 letter to CWU President James Gaudino, they asked school to retain the current policy and withdraw proposed changes. A moratorium on policy changes is better than nothing, especially if it gets people talking, Warnick said. All of the Washington cities that have a regional university would be at a disadvantage without the schools, she said, and vice versa. ‘That’s what this conversation needs to still be about,” she said. “We’ve got to be able to figure out a way to get past this.”

Ranchers, Second Harvest join in beef and food giveaway Another distribution of free foods, including frozen beef, to area families and senior citizens in need is set for noon to 2 p.m. Thursday at Ellensburg’s west interchange area to Interstate 90. The foods likely will include a variety of vegetables and fruits, bread and cuts of frozen beef, according to event organizers. In past distributions, apples, onions and potatoes have been offered. The distribution is a partnership project between the nonprofit Second Harvest organization and the Beef Counts program, supported by the Washington State Beef Commission and the state’s beef ranching families, according to a news release. The distribution will be in the parking lot of the state Cattlemen’s Association office, 1301 N. Dolarway Road. Those planning to receive foods are asked to bring sturdy boxes or strong sacks. They are only asked to sign in,

and no further identification or proof of need is required. Second Harvest’s mobile food bank plans to distribute about 300 packages of beef.

A helping hand The Kittitas County Cattlemen’s Association, the county CattleWomen’s group and the nonprofit Second Harvest organization also are involved in the effort. Local business people and members of FFA and 4-H Clubs also will assist. This week it is expected the Beef Counts program, which started in 2010, will mark its 27,000th beef roast given out to those in need in Eastern Washington. Any foods not distributed will be given to the FISH food bank. At a similar distribution in December 2011, 17,000 pounds of food were given out, including frozen beef roasts. About 260 people picked up food, representing families totaling about 1,000 people. The roasts are made possible through contri-

3:30-5 p.m., Chestnut Street Baptist Church, 609 N. Chestnut St.

Ellensburg Public Library Advisory Board meeting, 4:30 p.m., Hal Holmes Center, 209 N. Ruby St.

Weight Watchers, 5 p.m. weigh-in, 5:30 p.m. meeting, Adult Activity Center, 506 S. Pine St.

Ellensburg area Relay for Life Steering Committee, 5:30 p.m., State Farm Insurance office, Davidson Building

Roslyn City Council interviews, 6-7 p.m., Council chambers, 201 S. First St.

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butions to the Washington State Beef Commission’s Beef Counts program, and matching funds from AgriBeef Inc. In addition, the two county cattle ranching groups, local businesses and others have contributed to Second Harvest in support of future distributions.

County monthly meeting, 6:30 p.m., Naneum Bee Farm, 4451 Naneum Road

Boy Scouts Troop 493 meeting, 6:30 p.m., St. Andrews Catholic Church, 401 S. Willow St.

Kiwanis bingo, 6:45 p.m. to 9 p.m., Moose Lodge

Cle Elum City Council meeting, 7 p.m, 119 W. First St. Cle Elum

Roslyn City Council meeting, 7 p.m., 201 S. First St., Roslyn

Sparrow Choir rehearsal, 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 1307 E. Third St., all voice parts welcome

Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 1307 E. Third Ave.

Salsa Rueda classes, beginners class at 7 p.m., advanced at 8 p.m., Starlight Lounge, 402 N. Pearl St.

Kittitas County Television Commission meeting, 7 p.m., Kittitas County Courthouse, commissioners room

Singing Hills Barbershop Chorus, 7:30 p.m., Adult Activity Center, 506 S. Pine St.

Wednesday, Dec. 12 TOPS weight-loss group,

Need food or beef? What: Distribution of free foods in bulk, including frozen beef, to local, needy families. When: Noon to 2 p.m. Thursday Where: Parking lot of Washington Cattlemen’s Association building, 1301 N. Dolarway Road, west Ellensburg interchange

Beekeepers of Kittitas

Who: Volunteers with Second Harvest and local ranching and farming families, businesses, FFA and 4-H groups, Kittitas County Cattlemen and CattleWomen associations will help with the distribution. For More info: Call 964-2101, or 206-444-2902.

10 a.m., Mercer Creek Church, 1407 N. B St., visitors welcome

Al-Anon, noon, 306 N. Anderson St.

Moose Lodge dinner, open to public, 5:30-6:30 p.m., 209 N. Main St.

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Trying to keep up with new techonolgies

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eeping up with technological changes is a challenge for small-scale businesses and international conglomerates. It is no different for public schools. The twist for schools is they are training and educating the people who must be adept at responding to the technological changes through the course of their careers. It’s no surprise that the Ellensburg School District does better at providing technology at the new Ellensburg High School than it does at 80-year-old plus Morgan, or at any of the grade schools. EHS is designed for contemporary technology. The older schools are not. It’s not an overstatement that in some cases, the middle school students have more computing power in their pockets (smart phones) than Morgan has in an entire room. One trend, and this is taking place nationwide, is for schools to allow students to bring their own devices — primarily tablets — for use in the classroom. Putting aside the issue of whether all the students own tablets, even the BYOC (bring your own computer) approach requires infrastructure the Ellensburg School District lacks in many locations. When the Ellensburg Education Foundation decided to raise money to purchase tablet computers to use in the classroom, the group found out the district does not have the wireless infrastructure to support classroom tablet use by students. According to Ellensburg School District Technology Director Shaun Mueller the district does not have the technology infrastructure to allow students’ mobile devices to connect to it wireless network without creating security risks and other network problems. The district has been aware of this shortfall and has been working toward addressing this need. As anyone who has tried to upgrade technology in their home knows, this work costs money. Of course, a portion of the problem would be solved with either the construction of a new middle school or the renovation of Morgan to contemporary standards. The middle school years are a critical period to introduce students to technology they will need to master in high school and college. There are issues with adapting the current Morgan to become better suited to technology. Technology is just one of the deficiencies that would be corrected when the middle school question is resolved. The district is taking the right approach. It is investing in the infrastructure. It has to be done before tablet technology (whether student or school provided) can be added to the classroom. One side note to the Ellensburg Education Foundation request is that once the group found out the district was not ready for tablets, it revised its fundraiser to be called Tuxedoes and Technology, rather than Tuxedoes and Tablets. It is good to know what the district’s needs are so people with an interest can focus on working to meet those needs. Ellensburg has broad needs. It needs to improve technology at the grade schools as well. The age that students become accustomed to accessing technology has dramatically lowered over the past decade. The catch with technology is it is constantly evolving. The school district is taking the correct approach in addressing the infrastructure. Once that is in place it will allow the flexibility needed to meet future needs.

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IN YOUR VIEW Complaints about GOP, Manweller unfounded To the Editor: I must respond to a recent letter to the editor by Steve Verhey. In his unproven criticism of Matt Manweller he made the statement and I quote, “Manweller embodies the negative aspects of his party that were soundly rejected by the county as a whole in the last election: arrogance, dishonesty, extreme partisanship, gross disrespect for women, mindless dogmatism, cronyism.” When Verhey points his finger at me, them are fighting words. I have been a proud conservative Republican all my 70-plus years. I take great pride in being honest in all my dealings. Saving we have “gross disrespect for women,” just

burns me up. The conservatives I know are just the opposite. As for being partisan, if that means I don’t agree with the liberal view, then I guess I may be partisan. I see as much or more dogmatism and cronyism in the Democratic Party as in the Republicans. As for Matt Manweller, I have seen some of the Manweller report, most if not all is unproven hearsay. It seems Verhey never bothered to read the many student letters to the editor before the election that praised Manweller for the way they were treated in his class, many of theses students were female. Verhey sounds like a man bursting with resentment — it’s time to rein in the venom.

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NATIONAL VIEWPOINT Push for comprehensive immigration reform

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he partisan debate over how to reform the nation’s immigration system has been stalled in Congress for the better part of a decade. Republicans shoulder much of the blame for the most recent round of legislative gridlock. They have embraced an enforcement-only approach that ignores the fact that 11 million immigrants are already living in the country illegally and won’t “self-deport” (as Mitt Romney so memorably suggested), that some sectors of the economy such as agriculture rely almost entirely on illegal workers, and that an anachronistic visa process is making it harder for the United States to remain competitive in a global economy. Thankfully, that may soon change. A growing chorus of influential Republican voices, including evangelical leaders and, most recently, former President George W. Bush, are calling for

swift action on immigration reform. In the wake of November’s election, in which Latino voters cast their ballots overwhelmingly for President Obama, GOP leaders in Congress have signaled their willingness to negotiate. That’s welcome news, but finding a comprehensive fix for the deeply troubled system won’t be easy. Last week, for example, the Republican-controlled House passed what’s known as the STEM visa bill, which would provide up to 55,000 green cards a year to foreign students graduating from U.S. colleges and universities with master’s and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. And in the Senate, GOP leaders who once blocked the Dream Act of 2010 introduced a measure they called the Achieve Act that would give legal status to thousands of young undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children. The two measures are not perfect by any means. The STEM bill was blocked from moving

forward in the Senate, where Democrats objected that although it would offer much-needed green cards to highly sought-after engineers and scientists, it would do so by eliminating another visa program that benefits lesseducated people. Democrats are holding out for a bill that does not take a zero-sum-game approach to visas. And the Achieve Act is just a lite version of the Dream Act. It would offer legal status to fewer young people than the Dream Act and, even for those who did qualify, no path to citizenship.

Positive indication Nevertheless, even if the proposals aren’t perfect and even if they don’t move forward, they indicate that Republicans are slowly recognizing that something must be done, and that more is needed than merely tighter border controls and harsher treatment of illegal immigrants. That may not seem like an enormous concession to some, but given that immigration has been on the back burner

for years, it’s an important shift. That’s why the Obama administration and Democrats must be prepared to do their part too, and do it quickly, while Republicans are still assessing their losses. The president must be far more involved than he was during his first term, when he offered flowery rhetoric and little else. He should present a road map for reform that not only calls for enforcing immigration laws at the border and in the workplace, but also provides a realistic plan for dealing with those undocumented immigrants who are already in the country. Obama should also push for a guest-worker program that ensures growers a reliable source of workers while protecting the rights of those foreign farm laborers. And he should back Republican efforts to modernize the visa system to ensure that foreign graduate students aren’t forced to leave the country as soon as they’re handed a diploma. — Los Angeles Times, Dec. 7

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enry David Thoreau wrote a whole book about a pond and never got wet. He simply took the time to ponder. I, too, find myself pondering life’s mystery; like what is the purpose of a dewclaw? To measure the dew? Why do horses have canine teeth? Were they once carnivores? How do sheep tell each other apart? Why do ants think they can drag a kibble of dog food back to the hill? Do they lack depth perception? But last night I lay awake pondering why cows make pies instead of pellets. If they did, make pellets I mean, would they be like an elk which is larger than a deer; or just sheep size? Or, what if they were as big as road apples and elongated like a rat? It would be dangerous to walk behind them. I imagine the diligent hard-working cow veterinarian in the process of pregtesting, routinely lifting the cow’s tail, sighting in and getting bonked in the head by a fecal projectile. The paramedics would haul him to the emergency room. The admitting-

ON THE EDGE OF COMMON SENSE Baxter Black syndicated columnist room nurse would write down CBC (Cow Biscuit Concussion) and ask about his insurance. Under the category of trauma, his policy would cover horn goring, hoof stomping, poll butting, tail slashing, cow kicking, bummer gumming and cud spitting, but no CBC. Had bison evacuated two-footlong logs, think how much easier it would have been for the Indians and the settlers crossing the prairie. “Send young William out to gather an arm-load of dried buffalo sticks for the cooking fire, we’ll have a wagon train of fun.” The shape of herbivore poop has had a significant influence on the development of certain human populations.

Since deer, antelope and elk poop was pelletized it forced the Native Americans to invent the rake, the sieve and the game of marbles (eventually leading to casino ownership), instead of the wheel. Therefore they had no Iron Age, Industrial Age or Technological Age, they had the Pellet Age. I wonder if, by selective breeding and genetically inserting sheep DNA in cow chromosomes, could we manipulate cows colons to form pellets? If we can conquer this technology we could move on to dog and cat pellets, hamster BB’s, skunk shot, badger ball bearings … but, I would stop before messing around with bird cloacal manipulation … it could be dangerous. We would have to carry armored um-shields instead of um-brellas and duck hunters would have to wear safety helmets. I’m getting confused … where is Henry David when I need him? Baxter Black is a cowboy poet and former large animal veterinarian. For information go to www.baxterblack. com.

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OBITUARIES MARY HEAVILIN Mary Heavilin, born to Harold and Florence Manning on Feb. 19, 1919, passed away peacefully in the arms of her daughters at Dry Creek Assisted Living in Ellensburg on December 7, 2012. She attended Denmark School, Lourdes Academy through eighth grade, living with the nuns, and graduating from Ellensburg High School in 1936. She then attended Washington State Normal School for three years. In 1941 she married Don Heavilin. They raised four children until his passing in 1983. Mom was involved in all her children’s’ activities including water and snow skiing, golf, swim meets and boys and girls summer camps. She was also a member of Altrusa, Orthopedic Guild, Bridge Club, Emblem Club and Garden Club. She worked at Taylor Richardson Clinic, Berry’s, and Ostrander Drugs until her retirement at age 85. She always had time for others and will be remembered for her delicious pies and chocolate chip cookies that she shared with everyone. She adored being in her garden and could hardly wait to see her spring bulbs come to life. All winter she planned for spring planting. She loved Christmas and went out of her way to make sure it was the perfect Christmas Eve for the entire family, including the family pets. Her greatest love was for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was always asking what she could do for us. She was a very generous person and had many friends that loved her dearly. In her last years of life she loved to spend

her February birthday with Bob and Kim at their home in Indian Wells, Calif. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Florence Manning, husband Don Heavilin, sister Anne, and two grandchildren. She is survived by her children, Terry (Ken) Meyer of Selah, Don (Laura) Heavilin of Wasilla, Alaska, Gail (Ken) Jensen of Ellensburg, Bob (Kim) Heavilin of Anchorage, Alaska; grandchildren Greg (LuAnn) Jensen, Scott (Shaan) Jensen, Kelly (Dave) Swan, Debbie Meyer; and greatgrandchildren; Adrienne Jensen, Tyler Swan, Katie Swan, Nolan Platz, Duncan Platz, Kennen Jensen and Lauren Jensen. The family would like to thank all the kind and caring staff and residents at Dry Creek Assisted Living for taking such wonderful care of her. Thank you also to her Hospice caregivers, Joann O’Keefe and Shannon McDaniel, and the Hospice nurses, Sally and Jane and also Lisa, Emmy and Jean. Viewing will be on Wednesday, Dec. 12 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at Brookside Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church 401 S Willow St. Ellensburg, WA 98926. Burial will follow the service at IOOF Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial donations to be made in her name to Hospice Friends or the charity of your choice, in care of Brookside Funeral Home 101 E. Second Ave., Ellensburg, WA 98926. Brookside Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.

RUTH MARJORIE SYDOW Ruth Marjorie (Schwartz) Sydow, 95, passed away Nov. 13, 2012, in Eau Claire, Wis. She was born Aug. 25, 1917, to Rev. J.H. and Clara (Feyerherm) Schwartz in Menomonie, Wis. The Sydow family lived in Ellensburg from 1947-1965. Ruth worked at Central Washington College as secretary to Margaret Mount and later became circulation reserve librarian. She also played the cello in the college orchestra.

She is survived by three daughters; Jane, Patricia and Bonnie; three sons; James, Benno and Peter, 21 grandchildren, 41 greatgrandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert, grandson Paul Sydow, son-in-law Eugene Rutz, her parents, two brothers and six sisters. Funeral Services were held in Eau Claire, Wis., on Nov. 17, 2012.

DEATH NOTICE DONNA DRIVER WYATT

Donna Driver Wyatt, 81, a homemaker of Ellensburg died Dec. 7, 2012. She was born April 4, 1931. Donna is survived by her sister, Darlene Doyle; brothers, Jack and Bob Driver; and granddaughter, Kenyel

MacKay. Cremation will take place under the care of Steward & Williams Tribute Center.

2 Democrats to caucus with Republicans OLYMPIA (AP) — Two Democrats in the Washington state Senate abandoned their caucus Monday, vowing to work with Republicans to control the chamber and push conservative budgeting principles. Democratic Sens. Rodney Tom of Bellevue and Tim Sheldon of Potlatch said the bipartisan cooperation would drive better policies. Under the new plan, Republicans will chair six committees, including the panel that controls the state budget, while Democrats will control another six committees. The parties will split control of three other panels, though Sheldon is on two of those committees. “This is not about power. This is not about control,” said Tom, who will rise to serve as the new majority leader. “This is about governing in a collaborative manner.”

One-vote edge Democrats have a small majority in the Senate, controlling 26 of 49 seats. With the moves by Tom and Sheldon, Republicans effectively hold a 25-24 advantage. Along with sustainable budgets, the lawmakers said they want to promote job growth, reform the education system, and hold state government accountable. Sen. Ed Murray, the Democratic leader in the chamber, said in a statement that he doesn’t believe the Republicans’ “take-it-orleave-it plan” is the right way forward. “We recognize that any majority in the Senate will be an unstable one, and we are committed to forming a mutually agreed-upon way for Republicans and Dem-

ocrats to work together,” Murray said. Meanwhile, the chairman of the Washington State Democrats disowned the two defecting senators. Dwight Pelz said he’s long viewed Sheldon as a Republican, but the party had invested money to re-elect Tom this year. Pelz says that won’t happen again, and the party will draft a candidate to oust him next time. “This is a decision by Rodney Tom to switch parties back again,” Pelz said. “Rodney Tom is a Republican now.”

A change back Tom was initially elected as a Republican but switched parties in 2006. Pelz said he believes the latest move was simply a way for Tom to fulfill his personal ambitions. Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler said the new approach is the sort of cooperation the people of Washington and the country want to see. “I look forward to showing you that the Senate can put politics aside and provide a responsible, bipartisan approach to the coming session,” Schoesler said. Democrats comfortably control the state House. The new legislative session begins in January. One Republican committee chair is Sen. Pam Roach, who was kicked out of her caucus two years ago because of accusations of mistreating staff. She was allowed back in this year during the Republican budget coup last year, but she is still barred from interacting with Senate staff. Mike Hoover, a senior Republican attorney for the Senate, had sued the chamber earlier this year and said he was subjected to a hostile and abusive workplace because of Roach. Under a settlement announced in September, the Senate reaf-

13th District impact 13th District Sen. Janéa Holmquist Newbry will serve as chair of the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee under the new coalition that will lead the state Senate when in convenes Jan. 14, according to a news release with Janéa Holmquist Holmquist Newbry Newbry’s office. “My No. 1 priority for my district and for the state as a whole is creating jobs and getting this state’s economy growing again,” said Holmquist Newbry, R-Moses Lake, who will be a member of both the Senate Republican Caucus and the new Majority Coalition Caucus. “The last thing I want is for the sort of partisanship that paralyzes Washington, D.C. to get in the way of finding solutions here in Olympia. Our coalition is all about working in a bipartisan way to solve the problems that we face as a state.

firmed its sanctions against Roach. Tom said that would change, and the Senate committee that handles personnel matters would lift sanctions against Roach. He declined to assess how that decision could impact the lawsuit settlement, but he said Roach has vowed to run the committee appropriately.

Pot legalization low key in Colo. DENVER (AP) — Colorado gave a lonely reception to marijuana when it became the second state to legalize the drug. Just as state leaders planned. Gov. John Hickenlooper on Monday quietly removed the final barrier to legalization by declaring that an amendment passed by voters in November was officially part of the state constitution. He announced the move on Twitter and email after the fact. In response, a handful of marijuana activists celebrated by toking up on the Capitol steps, but there were no crowds and little fanfare. It was a different scene in Washington state, which last week became the first state to legalize marijuana. There, activists counted down to legalization outside Seattle landmarks such

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as the Space Needle. Colorado officials wanted no such revelry. Hickenlooper, a Democrat who opposed the marijuana measure, said he purposely sought a low-key enactment. Colorado law gave him until Jan. 5 to declare marijuana legal. He told reporters he saw no reason to wait and didn’t see any point in letting marijuana become legal without his

proclamation. “I could have made a bigger deal out of it, you know, tried to make a hoopla out of it,” Hickenlooper told reporters after the marijuana declaration. “But if we are concerned about young people thinking that this ... is really in some way a tacit endorsement, that’s it’s OK to smoke pot — we’re trying to mitigate that as much as possible,” he said.

IN BRIEF PASCO

Jesus sign raises ire in neighborhood A Pasco man is refusing to take down a Christmas decoration that his neighborhood association says violates its rules. It’s a sign that says “Jesus is the reason for the season.” Covenants for Mediterranean Villas say signs can’t be more than 2 feet by 2 feet. This one is 6 feet by 3-and-a-half feet. Homeowner Tim Meeker told KEPR he thinks it’s the message not the size that the association finds objectionable, and he won’t take it down. The association said the Jesus message would be welcome on a sign the right size.

SEATTLE

YWCA loses $6K in toys to thieves

People are responding to news that holiday thieves stole more than $6,000 worth of toys that a Seattle YWCA was planning to give to some 250 needy children. Seattle police said staff at the Central District YWCA discovered Monday that the toys were gone from a storage room. They’re not sure when the toys were taken. YWCA community resource coordinator Nichelle Hilton had been wondering how the organization could collect enough toys to pass out at its annual Christmas celebration. However, The Seattle Times reported that the nonprofit Rick’s Toys for Kids has said it will use its reserve funds to replace the items. The same nonprofit bought the original toys.

Lotteries

OLYMPIA — Lotteries drawn Monday: Daily Game: 4-2-8 Hit 5: 02-03-07-2627: Estimated jackpot: $310,000 Keno: 03-06-24-30-3134-41-42-50-51-52-53-5863-66-67-74-77-78-80 Lotto: 11-17-20-21-3842: Estimated jackpot: $3 million Match 4: 09-13-16-17 Mega Millions Estimated jackpot: $27 million Powerball: Estimated jackpot: $50 million — Associated Press

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SCHEDULE TUESDAY, DEC. 11 College men’s basketball Evergreen State at Central Washington, 7 p.m. High school boys basketball Warden at Kittitas, 7:30 p.m. High school girls basketball Warden at Kittitas, 6 p.m. High school wrestling Selah at Ellensburg, 7 p.m. High school bowling Ellensburg at Eisenhower, Nob Lanes, 3:30 p.m. WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12 High school boys basketball Cle Elum-Roslyn vs. Chelan, Towne Toyota Center, 7:30 p.m. High school boys basketball Cle Elum-Roslyn vs. Chelan, Towne Toyota Center, 6 p.m. High school wrestling Kittitas Express tournament, 6 p.m. High school bowling Ellensburg at Wenatchee, Eastmont Lanes, 1:30 p.m. THURSDAY, DEC. 13 High school wrestling Cle Elum-Roslyn, Warden at Wahluke, 6 p.m. FRIDAY, DEC. 14 College women’s basketball Evergreen State at Central Washington, 7 p.m. High school boys basketball East Valley at Ellensburg, 7:30 p.m. Goldendale at Cle Elum-Roslyn, 7:30 p.m. Kittitas at Almira/CouleeHartline, 7:30 p.m. High school girls basketball East Valley at Ellensburg, 5:45 p.m. Goldendale at Cle Elum-Roslyn, 6 p.m. Kittitas at Almira/CouleeHartline, 6 p.m. High school wrestling Cle Elum-Roslyn at Cascade, 7 p.m. SATURDAY, DEC. 15 High school boys basketball Ellensburg at Ephrata, 7:30 p.m.

ON TELEVISION TODAY National Basketball Association 4 p.m.: New York at Brooklyn, ESPN 6:30 p.m.: L.A. Clippers at Chicago, ESPN Women’s basketball 6 p.m.: Colorado at Denver, ROOT WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12 Golf 6 p.m.: PGA Tour Australasia, Australian PGA Championship, first round, GOLF 11 p.m.: Asian Tour, Johor Open, first round (delayed tape), GOLF National Basketball Association 5 p.m.: Dallas at Boston, ESPN 7:30 p.m.: San Antonio at Utah, ESPN

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Ticking clock on Wildcats’ minds By JOSH PETRIE sports editor

Tonight’s game

Earning a lead is one thing. Keeping it until game’s end is Central Washington University’s point of emphasis in December. The Wildcats started the month by losing a 15-point lead to Western Oregon, allowing the Wolves to tie the game at the buzzer after holding a 5-point advantage with 20 seconds left, and falling by five in triple overtime. Their second game, a home contest with one-win NAIA opponent Evergreen State at 7 o’clock tonight, could provide an opportunity to work on that element.

Evergreen State (1-7) at Central Washington (5-2), Nicholson Pavilion, 7 p.m. (KXLE) Watch and/or listen: http:// client.stretchinternet.com/client/ cwu.portal# “We’ve gotta know that we don’t need to take quick shots when we’re up. We must know that we don’t need to thread the needle on passing when we’re up,” head coach Greg Sparling said. “We need to turn good shots into great shots at the

end of the shot clock. Not early in the shot clock, at the end of the shot clock, and that’s part of the growth period. It’s frustrating to watch, but we’ve gotta be able to kill the clock without making mistakes.” Central (5-2) is undefeated in regulation this season, but dropped two games in OT after losing secondhalf leads. With the customary long breaks between games this month — this game comes after nine days off, and there will be six off days between Evergreen and two games in Las Vegas, and two full weeks after that until a return to Great Northwest Athletic Conference play — practice is the only consistent time to work on

late-game situations. The Wildcats have worked plenty. “You put a minute up on the clock and you put one team up by five, and you play out the scenarios. Then you do a sideout also, 2 minutes. You have mini little games where someone’s up and someone’s down, and then you flip-flop it so you can talk about how to manage the end of the game,” Sparling said. “That’s where our point guards have to be able to huddle our guys up, say, ‘OK, this is what we’re gonna run. We need to take it down to 10 seconds, whatever we want to do, 8 seconds, and then we’ll get into this.’ That didn’t happen in our two overtime losses.”

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Trevor Brazile clinched his 10th all-around world championship, and 17th title overall, Monday at the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.

Round 5 Results: See Scoreboard, Page A7. Harris, of Mullin, Texas, finished fourth with a score of 82.5 on Joe Kidd, good enough to take over the lead with earnings of $192,971, while Cody Teel of Kountze, Texas, who did not have a successful ride in the round, fell into second with $185,782 in 2012. Seth Glause of Cheyenne,

Wyo., won the round with a score of 87.5 on Canadian Tuxedo and Trevor Kastner of Ardmore, Okla., was second with an 86.5 on Ice T. Besides Harris, the only other successful rider in the round was third-place Brett Stall of Detroit Lakes, Minn., with an 83 on Vitalix Baskin’s Buckmaster. Harris also moved into the lead in the NFR aggregate standings race with three successful rides for 261 points while Glause was second with three

rides for 256 points. In steer wrestling, threetime and defending world champion Luke Branquinho of Los Alamos, Calif., placed second with a time of 3.9 seconds and took over the world standings lead with $128,043. Two-time world champion Dean Gorsuch of Gering, Neb., who has earned $116,067, didn’t place among the top six and fell from the top spot to second place.

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Elder statesman Bay seeks fresh start with M’s SEATTLE — Jason Bay took a glance at the Seattle Mariners’ 40-man roster and suddenly realized how unique he will be. He’s one of only two players on that current roster who was born in the 1970s. “I don’t feel like Jason Bay I’m that old, but I guess I am around here,” the 34-year-old Bay said Monday.

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AS VEGAS (AP) — Trevor Brazile clinched his 10th all-around gold buckle by finishing third in team roping with partner Patrick Smith in round five of the National Finals Rodeo on Monday night. Brazile, of Decatur, Texas, has won 10 of the last 11 eleven world all-around titles, including a record seven in a row. He increased his allaround lead over Bobby Mote of Stephenville, Texas, and Stephen Dent of Mullen, Neb. Brazile competes in team roping, tie-down roping and steer roping. The $284,197 he has earned in 2012 give him an insurmountable lead over Mote ($146,017) and Dent ($144,465), who hasn’t cashed a check at the 2012 NFR with five of 10 rounds completed. In team roping, Brazile and Smith, of Lipan, Texas, finished third with a time of 4.3 seconds. They lead the world standings, with Smith having $169,973 and Brazile totaling $168,463. Spencer Mitchell of Colusa, Calif., and Dakota Kirchenschlager of Stephenville, Texas, tied for first in team roping, matching Brock Hanson of Casa Grande, Ariz., and Ryan Motes of Weatherford, Texas, with a 3.7. Kaleb Driggers of Albany, Ga., who has earned $145,123, and Jade Corkill of Fallon, Nev., who has made $141,032, were the second-place team after placing fourth in 4.6.

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While he may not exactly fit the Mariners’ model of relying on young prospects to rebuild the franchise, Bay could fill a significant need for Seattle in the 2013 season. He was introduced on Monday after his one-year contract with the Mariners was finalized over the weekend. Bay said he hopes a fresh start with the Mariners can put three seasons of struggles — mostly due to injuries — with the New York Mets in the past. “Where ever I ended up was going to be a fresh start and the chance to do it here in my backyard, so to speak, will be nice,” said Bay, who grew up in British Columbia and played college ball at Gonzaga.

“That’s all I was looking for. It didn’t work out for whatever reason and it was kind of a mutual split. I want to start fresh and wipe the slate clean and that’s what I get to do here.” After signing a $66 million, fouryear deal before the 2010 season, the three-time All-Star hit .234 in three injury-plagued seasons with 26 homers and 124 RBIs, including a .165 average with eight homers and 20 RBIs this year. Sidelined by concussions and rib injuries, he played just 288 games for the Mets. Bay’s contract with the Mets was terminated last month. Bay was owed $16 million for next season and a $3 million buyout of a 2014

option, plus the final $2 million installment of his $8.5 million signing bonus was payable by next June. The agreement to terminate his deal allowed the Mets to spread out the payments. It also made Bay a low-risk, potential high-reward deal for whoever he signed with. An All-Star in 2005, 2006 and 2009, Bay signed with the Mets after hitting .267 in his final season for Boston with career bests of 36 homers and 119 RBIs. “I got banged up a little bit. Not an excuse, just the reality and that didn’t help. I don’t think that was the No. 1 reason,” Bay said. “I just think I couldn’t really get on track.”

hat’s your favorite storyline of the week so far? Here’s a couple of our favorites at the ol’ Guddat homestead. Obviously last week’s column dove right into the continuing saga of our picks for the world champions. I usually take some creative liberties when quoting my Brittany (I don’t make anything up, just probably quote her too much), and that won’t stop today. When I told her Cory Solomon, her wild-card pick to win the tie-down, wasn’t doing so well this week — not a penny earned so far through five rounds — she seemed eager to shake it off. “Oh well, I won’t win that one,” she said Monday night. “I voted for him because I like his style.” Interpretation: she likes the bling in his jeans. When I reminded her there are five more rounds and Solomon won $100,000 in Calgary this year, she quipped, “Well this ain’t Calgary!” Cory, you’re losing friends here, buddy. Two guys making us happy are team ropers Chad Masters and Clay O’Brien Cooper. While the duo’s best finish so far was Round 4’s third-place run of 4.9 seconds, the team is first in the average, well ahead of Trevor Brazile and Patrick Smith, and Kaleb Driggers/ Jade Corkill. In fact Brazile and Smith have already missed one head; Driggers and Corkill have missed two. One of the better stories of the week so far has been barrel racer Mary Walker, who won Ellensburg in September. She opened the NFR with three straight go-round wins and $54,772. After tipping a barrel in Round 4, Walker earned another check for fourth place to increase her earnings to $62,428. She’s moved to second in the world, just a shade behind Brittany Pozzi.

World standings You want world standings? How about world standings that reflect the average? Kaycee Feild, Will Lowe and JR Vezain are 1-2-3 in the bareback average, as well as the world standings. Last night was the first Feild hasn’t earned a check, but he’s still 5.5 points ahead of Lowe.

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NATIONAL FINALS RODEO Monday’s fifth round Bareback riding — 1. Casey Colletti, Pueblo, Colo., 88.5 points on Classic Pro Rodeo’s Scarlet’s Web, $18,257; 2. Bobby Mote, Stephenville, Texas, 86.5, $14,429; 3. Brian Bain, Culver, Ore., 85, $10,895; 4 (tie), J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo., and Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La., 84.5, $6,184 each; 6 (tie), Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas, and Steven Peebles, Redmond, Ore., 83, $1,472 each; 8. Kaycee Feild, Payson, Utah, 82.5; 9. Jessy Davis, Power, Mont., 81.5; 10. Justin McDaniel, Porum, Okla., 80.5; 11. Wes Stevenson, Lubbock, Texas, 74; 12. Caleb Bennett, Morgan, Utah, 66.5; 13 (tie), Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb.; Matt Bright, Azle, Texas, and Jared Keylon, Uniontown, Kan., NS. Steer wrestling — 1. Trevor Knowles, Mount Vernon, Ore., 3.3 seconds, $18,257; 2. Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif., 3.9, $14,429; 3 (tie), Les Shepperson, Midwest, Wyo.; Billy Bugenig, Ferndale, Calif., and Tom Lewis, Lehi, Utah, 4.1, $7,754 each; 6 (tie), Ethen Thouvenell, Napa, Calif., and Gabe Ledoux, Kaplan, La., 4.4, $1,472 each; 8. Todd Suhn, Hermosa, S.D., 4.5; 9. Dean Gorsuch, Gering, Neb., 4.6; 10. Wade Sumpter, Fowler, Colo., 4.9; 11. Bray Armes, Gruver, Texas, 5.2; 12. Casey Martin, Sulphur, La., 5.5; 13. Beau Clark,

Cle Elum-Roslyn High School senior Stuart Stewart made the finals at 220 pounds, and three Warriors placed among the top four at their weights in the Iron Sharpens Iron wrestling tournament Saturday at Bellevue Christian. Stewart went 1-1 on the day, losing by a point to Mason McKenzie of Darrington in the championship match. Freshman Michael Clift was third at 195, rebounding from a second-round loss to champion Darrin Springs of Darrington to win twice by fall, and sophomore Michael Baunsgard was fourth at 138 after going 2-2. Two CERHS wrestlers, Dillon Powell and Cody Robinson, didn’t compete due to illness. The Warriors face Wahluke on Wednesday and Cascade on Friday. They’ll sleep on Cascade’s mats Friday night, then compete in a tournament at Cashmere on Saturday. — staff report

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Belgrade, Mont., 6.2; 14. K.C. Jones, Decatur, Texas, 7.0; 15. Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas, NT. Team roping — 1 (tie), Brock Hanson, Casa Grande, Ariz./Ryan Motes, Weatherford, Texas, and Spencer Mitchell, Colusa, Calif./Dakota Kirchenschlager, Stephenville, Texas, 3.7 seconds, $16,343 each; 3. Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas/Patrick Smith, Lipan, Texas, 4.3, $10,895; 4. Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga./ Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev., 4.6, $7,656; 5 (tie), Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tenn./ Clay O’Brien Cooper, Gardnerville, Nev., and Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz./ Kory Koontz, Sudan, Texas, 4.9, $3,828; 7. Keven Daniel, Franklin, Tenn./Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont., 5.4; 8. Derrick Begay, Seba Dalkai, Ariz./Cesar de la Cruz, Tucson, Ariz., 8.7; 9. Turtle Powell, Stephenville, Texas/Dugan Kelly, Paso Robles, Calif., 9.1; 10. Colby Lovell, Madisonville, Texas/Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore., 9.3; 11. Travis Tryan, Billings, Mont./Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan., 33.6; 12 (tie), Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas/Martin Lucero, Stephenville, Texas; Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont./Travis Graves, Jay, Okla.; Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont./ Paul Eaves, Millsap, Texas, and Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore./Jim Ross Cooper, Monument, N.M., NT. Saddle bronc riding — 1. Cole

Elshere, Faith, S.D., 83 points on Burch Rodeo’s Lunatic Fringe, $18,257; 2. Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La., 78, $14,429; 3. Jacobs Crawley, College Station, Texas, 75.5, $10,895; 4 (tie), Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah; Wade Sundell, Boxholm, Iowa; Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M.; Cody Wright, Milford, Utah; Chad Ferley, Oelrichs, S.D.; Cody Taton, Corona, N.M.; Jake Wright, Milford, Utah; Sterling Crawley, College Station, Texas; Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb.; Bradley Harter, Weatherford, Texas; Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas, and Tyrell Smith, Cascade, Mont., NS. Tie-down roping — 1. Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho, 7.2 seconds, $18,257; 2 (tie), Clint Robinson, Spanish Fork, Utah, and Bradley Bynum, Sterling City, Texas, 7.5, $12,662 each; 4. Justin Maass, Giddings, Texas, 7.9, $7,656; 5 (tie), Cody Ohl, Hico, Texas, and Clif Cooper, Decatur, Texas, 8.0, $3,828 each; 7. Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas, 8.4; 8. Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La., 8.5; 9 (tie), Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas, and Monty Lewis, Hereford, Texas, 8.6 each; 11. Fred Whitfield, Hockley, Texas, 8.9; 12. Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas, 9.3; 13. Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla., 17.9; 14 (tie), Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla., and Houston Hutto, Tomball, Texas. Barrel racing — 1. Kaley Bass, Kis-

simmee, Fla., 13.68 seconds, $18,257; 2. Trula Churchill, Valentine, Neb., 13.69, $14,429; 3. Sherry Cervi, Marana, Ariz., 13.76, $10,895; 4. Mary Walker, Ennis, Texas, 13.89, $7,656; 5. Brittany Pozzi, Victoria, Texas, 14.01, $4,712; 6. Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D., 14.05, $2,945; 7. Brenda Mays, Terrebonne, Ore., 14.08; 8. Lindsay Sears, Nanton, Alberta, 14.21; 9. Nikki Steffes, Vale, S.D., 14.31; 10. Christina Richman, Glendora, Calif., 14.90; 11. Carlee Pierce, Stephenville, Texas, 18.73; 12. Kelli Tolbert, Hooper, Utah, 18.93; 13. Benette Barrington-Little, Ardmore, Okla., 19.18; 14. Christy Loflin, Franktown, Colo., 19.57; 15. Lee Ann Rust, Stephenville, Texas, 24.04. Bull riding — 1. Seth Glause, Cheyenne, Wyo., 87.5 points on Growney Bros. Rodeo’s Canadian Tuxedo, $18,257; 2. Trevor Kastner, Ardmore, Okla., 86.5, $14,429; 3. Brett Stall, Detroit Lakes, Minn., 83, $10,895; 4. J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texas, 82.5, $7,656; 5 (tie), Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas; Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas; Ardie Maier, Timber Lake, S.D.; Tate Stratton, Kellyville, Okla.; Cody Samora, Cortez, Colo.; Beau Schroeder, China, Texas; Cody Whitney, Sayre, Okla.; Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash.; Clayton Savage, Casper, Wyo.; Kanin Asay, Powell, Wyo., and Tag Elliott, Thatcher, Utah, NS.

Here’s the problem, though: Maass is sixth in the average, 4.1 seconds behind Cooper, who leads it all. I thought Sunday’s pen of broncs was dubbed the Eliminator Pen. Nine saddle bronc riders covered their rides on Sunday, but Monday’s pen seemed to be more ornery. Just three bronc riders covered — Cole Elshere, Cody DeMoss and

Jacobs Crawley — and the rest hit the dirt before the required 8 seconds. Hitting the dirt rarely feels good, but ask Sterling Crawley how he felt about it. When he was bucked off, the clock read 7.9. The good thing for everyone, even those who are out of the running for the gold buckle and average payday, is there are five rounds to go. Every day,

more than $18,250 will go to each go-round winner. That’s the kind of money that can change a guy’s outlook on life really quick.

STORYLINE Continued from Page A6 Tuf Cooper stormed out to an early lead in the tie-down average after winning the first go and splitting second the day after. It pushed him into the lead over Justin Maass. However, Maass then followed suit by placing second, fifth and fourth the past three nights. While he hasn’t reclaimed the world lead, he hasn’t allowed Cooper to run away with it.

Jon Guddat covers rodeo — from the kids to the kids at heart — with a weekly rodeo column in the Daily Record. Contact Jon at jonguddat@yahoo.com with story ideas.

RODEO Continued from Page A6 Ethen Touvenell of Napa, Calif., third overall with $112,536, finished sixth in 4.4. Wade Sumpter of Fowler, Colo., was fourth in the world standings with $106,532. Trevor Knowles of Mount Vernon, Ore., won in 3.3 and was in sixth in the standings, only $26,296 out of first. “If you’ve ever put a cowboy hat on and competed at a rodeo, you’ve thought about a world title,” Knowles said. “If you haven’t, you’re

in the wrong sport. If I come here and do great, and I can come out of here as a world champion, it’s the greatest personal accomplishment I could have.” Matt Shiozawa of Chubbuck, Idaho, won the tie-down roping with a time of 7.2. Tuf Cooper of Decatur, Texas, remained in first place in the world standings after not placing among the top six in a time of 8.4. And he stayed in first in the NFR aggregate standings with a time of 39.10 over five rounds.

Cooper has earned $176,543 in 2012 while second-place Justin Maass of Giddings, Texas, who placed fourth in 7.9, was in second with $170,798. In bareback riding, the first rider to compete, Casey Colletti of Pueblo, Colo., won the round with an 88.5 on Scarlett’s Web while world standings leader Kaycee Feild of Payson, Utah, didn’t place among the top six with an 82.5 on Rage. Defending world champion Feild has earned $191,650 in 2012 while

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Evergreen (1-7) has been dreadful at times and competitive at others. The Geoducks lost their first official game by 46 to Northwest University on Nov. 6, then lost a multi-OT battle of their own Dec. 1 by falling to the same Eagles 94-89. ESC beat Puget Sound on Nov. 24 to snap a seasonopening four-game losing skid. Its last game was an 80-45 loss to Seattle Pacific on Saturday, and ESC also lost 66-50 to Saint Martin’s in exhibition play. “They’re getting better from Day 1 to now. They have a lot of games under their belt,” Sparling said. “They don’t have a lot of depth, so if we can get to their bench, we’ll be in good shape.” The Geoducks aren’t potent, averaging 60 points per game. But they have two sharpshooters, K.J. Hong and Travis Wagner, who lead the team in scoring and make more than 40 percent of their 3-point attempts. Cody Peters and Elzie Dickens are their leading rebounds, but they pull down just 4.9 per game apiece. That was a few minutes for Nate Walker in CWU’s last outing. The 6-foot-5, 200-pound center from Tacoma led the Wildcats with 27 rebounds in the first weekend of GNAC play, including 19 in 46 minutes against WOU. He is second to teammate Brandon Magee, and fourth in the league, with 7.7 per game. “I wish he would score a little bit more, but he’s so unselfish where he’s kicking it out to the shooters,” Sparling said of Walker. “It’s a special deal to get 19 rebounds in a game, especially in a GNAC game on the road. I thought he had a good game; hopefully that carries over to the rest of the year.”

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Protesters against â&#x20AC;&#x153;Right To Workâ&#x20AC;? legislation chant â&#x20AC;&#x153;this is what democracy looks like,â&#x20AC;? as they take to the steps of the Capitol in Lansing, Mich., Thursday.

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Bill likely to be approved in Michigan LANSING, Mich. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Even with the outcome considered a foregone conclusion, the heated battle over right-to-work legislation in the traditional union bastion of Michigan showed no sign of cooling today as lawmakers prepared to cast final votes. Hundreds of protesters flooded the state Capitol hours before the House and Senate were scheduled to convene, chanting and whistling in the chilly darkness. Others joined a three-block march to the building, some wearing coveralls and hard hats. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m inspired,â&#x20AC;? said Lindsey Cur tis, 61, a retired city worker from Fl i n t . â&#x20AC;&#x153;I t h o u g h t t h e unions had just rolled over.â&#x20AC;? Valerie Constance, a Wayne County Community College District developmental reading instructor and member or the American Federation of Teachers, sat on the Capitol steps with a sign shaped like a tombstone. It read: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Here lies democracy.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I do think this is a very sad day in Michigan history,â&#x20AC;? said Constance, 57. Sue Brown, a 50-year-old pipefitter from Midland, and her 26-year-old daughter Tracy Brown, a chemical plant worker in Hemlock, held handwritten signs disparaging Gov. Rick Snyder, who last week announced support for the measures. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s disgraceful,â&#x20AC;? said Sue Brown, who said sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a union member but fears right-to-work laws would lower wages for all. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The unions and the UAW have created the middle class.â&#x20AC;? If the bills are enacted, Michigan will become the 24th right-to-work state, banning requirements that nonunion employees pay unions for negotiating contracts and other services. Sen. John Proos, a Republican from St. Joseph who

voted for the right-to-work bills last week, said opponents had a right to voice their anger but predicted it would fade as the shift in policy brings more jobs to Michigan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As they say in sports, the atmosphere in the locker room gets a lot better when the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s winning,â&#x20AC;? he said. Democratic lawmakers and union backers conceded they had little chance of stopping the tide, with Republicans dominating the Legislature and Snyder pledging to sign the measures into law. In an interview with WWJ-AM, Snyder said he expects the bills to be on his desk later this week. He said the intention is to give workers a choice, not to target unions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is about being proworker,â&#x20AC;? Snyder said.

Focus on rights But foes of the law, including President Barack Obama, are trying to keep the spotlight on this latest battleground in the war over union rights. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t understand the labor movement,â&#x20AC;? said protester Sharon Mowers, 54, of Lansing, a United Auto Workers member and General Motors employee. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t understand the sacrifices people made to get us to this point.â&#x20AC;? In other states, similar battles were drawn-out affairs lasting weeks. But Snyder, a business executive-turned-governor, and the Republican-dominated Legislature used their political muscle to rapidly introduce and ramrod legislation through the House and Senate in a single day last week. Demonstrators and Democrats howled in protest, but to no avail. O n Tu e s d a y, a s k e d about the speed at which the legislation moved forward, Snyder said the issue wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t rushed and that the question of whether to make Michigan a right-towork state has long been discussed.











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Study: Mixed bag for U.S. students WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Students in the U.S. perform better than the global average, but still lag behind many of their peers in Asia and Europe, an international study found. Fourth-graders have improved their scores in reading and math over the past four years, according to a study released Tuesday. But progress seems to fall off by eighth grade, where math and science scores are stagnant. Meanwhile, kids in countries like Finland and Singapore are outperforming American fourth-graders in science and reading. By eighth grade, American students have fallen behind their Russian, Japanese and Taiwanese counterparts in math, and trail students from Hong Kong, Slovenia and

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plummeting popularity is everywhere. From New Hampshire diners to Colorado coffee shops, weary residents report widespread concern. They relate the debate in Washington over their tax dollars with their own lives: average Americans who are struggling every day to make ends meet. And already distracted by the holidays and tired of politics after a bitter presidential campaign, they are calling on Washington to get its act together. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pathetic. Nobodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s doing their job,â&#x20AC;? said Laura Hager, a retiree from Lancaster, Pa. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The rest of the country is being held hostage to this entire situation.â&#x20AC;?

Hard to plan She said the uncertainty makes it difficult to shape a personal financial plan; she canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t imagine what business leaders must be going through. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nobody can plan. Nobody knows what theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll

do,â&#x20AC;? she said. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., warned that the publicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s disgust with Congress would reach new heights if lawmakers and the White House fail to reach an accord before the year-end deadline. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ninety percent disapproval rating is going to go up to 99 percent disapproval,â&#x20AC;? the senator said at a panel discussion last week in Washington on the fiscal cliffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s impact on businesses. Warner overstated Congressâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; unpopularity, although not by much. A recent Associated PressGfK poll found that 74 percent of Americans disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job; just 23 percent approve. The figures are virtually unchanged from June and slightly above Congressâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; recent low point of 12 percent approval during the debt ceiling debate in August 2011. Some voters are trying to ignore the debate altogeth-

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BURNED Continued from Page A1 The state conservation commission funds also will cover district staff time and costs to implement the program. The state commission also is allowing the district to use some of the funds for noxious weed control, which is not an eligible practice under the NRCS guidelines.

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But staff and volunteers slowly got Buddy and Squirt used to different noises and car rides. They worked to gain their trust by talking to the dogs and bringing food and fresh blankets at a consistent time every day. “That’s what it was — a trust issue,” Hake said. “They didn’t trust that everything was going to be OK, and that we weren’t trying to harm them.”

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Hake said shelter staff and volunteers have instilled as much confidence in Buddy and Squirt as they can in a shelter with different people handling them all the time, but now they’re ready to bond with one or two owners or a family. “Once these guys bond, they’re going to be the best dogs you’ve ever had in your life,” Hake said. “They are truly the most loyal, more grateful than any other animal on this Earth for having been through what they’ve been through.” Today, Buddy and Squirt run and play in the fenced field behind the animal shelter almost like normal dogs, and Hake says neither has a dominant alpha male personality. She says they’re nice dogs with an instinct to be domestic and friendly,

despite their past. Hake said Buddy and Squirt will still be projects for any potential owners, and she hopes they can be adopted by someone who is at home a lot or can take their dog with them regularly when they leave. She would like to see them enrolled in obedience classes, and said they require a lot of exercise. Buddy and Squirt do well in the shelter environment, Hake said, but they will need to readjust when they find a home, and could backslide by exhibiting some chewing habits or separation anxiety. She said a future owner for the pair should be calm and kind but firm and willing to lead the pack. “They’re not your average, easy, happy-golucky dog that will adjust to every situation,” Hake said. “They need real consistency and they need confidence.” Hake also recommends that the dogs not be adopted by families with children younger than 12. “I think, eventually, they could work up to that, but at this point it would be best to start out with adults,” Hake said. Both dogs are now free of any medical problems, and Hake doesn’t think either is more than 2 years old.

The landowners in the program and their contractors are working against the weather, Lael said, and in a matter of days “or maybe if we are lucky weeks” work will be done for the winter. “So this extension allows us to continue work into the spring if needed,” she said. Landowners in the program hire their own contractors, and the conservation district later reimburses the landowners. “At this time, I’m aware of at least half a dozen different contractors who are working on (emergency watershed protection) projects in the burn area,” Lael added.

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A contractor works recently to install a straw bale dike on land that had its natural vegetation burned off in the Taylor Bridge Fire in August. The dike helps halt erosion and has been dug in and staked for stability. Other rehabilitation work includes reseeding with native grasses, placing downed trees on slopes to slow erosion, removing damaged trees likely to topple on roads, power lines and other structures, chipping downed trees and brush and spreading chips on bare, burned land and others.

How funds are being used As of Dec. 4, about 90 percent of the federal watershed protection funds have been obligated for post-wildfire rehabilitation projects, according to the Kittitas County Conservation District. About 30 percent of the funding is dedicated to reseeding burned lands with native seed mixes, and another 35 percent is earmarked for erosion control structures including straw wattles,

straw bales and mulch. The remaining 35 percent is primarily for forest slash treatment, such as lopping off burned limbs and branches and scattering them, chipping and spreading the chips, and the removal of damaged trees and limbs that were burned in the fire and pose a hazard in falling over or dropping. This also includes culvert protection and other streamside work.

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Dec. 11 Laurie Erickson Pam Johnston Gene King Laurie Fisher Bethany Shuart Cindy Gordon

Dec. 12 Keola Love Lisa Charles Judy Jaderlund Stermetz Julianne Burrough Haley Warren Bill Schmidt

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Penny Blackburn, left, and her son, Justin, stand next to the barn quilt block decoration recently placed on their 100-year-old barn, part of the Flying Horseshoe Ranch in Upper County off Red Bridge Road near Cle Elum. The quilt-block design is called

Weathervane and was chosen and painted by Penny in cooperation with the nonprofit Barn Quilts of Kittitas County program. The effort aims to install many barn-quilt block panels on county barns to create the state of Washington’s first barn quilt

trail for tourists to follow. Flying Horseshoe Ranch is a youth ranch with horseback riding lessons and cabins for large and small groups. More quilt-block panels have been painted and will go up on barns soon.

Dec. 15 Ingrid Ellis Joseph Lowatchie Tyler Ogdon Marlin Marks Nancy Jones Eric Pritchard

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Dec. 17 Cody Van Haalen Samantha Harding Bryce Hill Shannie Johnson Bethie Leader

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elcome, old friends. I have missed you. As you can see, your prodding has paid off. You told me that I needed to start writing again — that there were more stories to be told (from the dog’s point of view) and new people who needed to hear them. Welcome, also, new friends that I haven’t yet met. It is that time of year again. When the catalogs that you have neatly stacked on the coffee table just seem to migrate by themselves to your favorite chair with certain pages people eared. This is when I miss Shiloh (my old standard poodle) a whole bunch. She was so organized and kept things running like a Swiss watch. Raven and Scallie try really hard but seem to lack her

K9 LIFELINE Sue Markovitch Contributing columnist discretionary skills. All the toys should be tried and every cookie recipe looks great. Choosing isn’t hard. If you choose them all, you are bound to be right. Somewhere along the line they missed the chapter on time and resource management. If you are running into similar speed bumps in the choosing of holiday gifts for your furry family, let’s look back at some of Shiloh’s

choices from years past. Oldies but still goldies. If you share your home with any breed that has “retriever” as a part of its name or is in any way attracted to a (I’ll spell it so they don’t hear) t-e-n-n-i-s b-al-l, then a Chuck-it should be on your list. This item provides the ability to fling the item, whose name should not be mentioned, a long distance without incurring structural damage to your body. The further he must chase it, the more tired he will become. A tired dog is a good dog. A gift certificate for a training class is always appropriate. If it is a new puppy, it won’t be physically arriving till after Christmas, will it? I didn’t think so.

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Chula Marie Bradshaw and Drew Buchkoski, both of Spokane, were wed Nov. 10, 2012, at the Coeur d’Alene Resort Event Center in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The bride is the daughter of Bart and Michele Bradshaw of Hanson Road in the Ellensburg area, and is a registered dietitian working for Physical Therapy Associates in Spokane. The bridegroom is the son of Tom and Diane Buchkoski of Walla Walla, and is the CEO of APX Strength Inc. Officiating at the ceremony was ordained minister Asia Goins. The maid of honor was Taylor Dunnington of Ellensburg, and bridesmaids were Dana Dunnington of Ellensburg, Jenn Fallon of Tacoma, Rochelle Riehle of Pullman and Anna Papst of Spokane. The flower girl was Mia Fann of Walla Walla. The ring bearer was Maxwell Fann of Walla Walla. Music was provided by Roy Jackson. The best man was Brad Packer, and groomsmen were Michael Buchkoski of Colorado Springs, Colo., Nate Buchkoski of Spokane, Brad Saari of Spokane, and Scott Buchkoski of Maple Grove, Minn. Ushers were Kielby Oiland and Trevor Poole. The wedding reception was at the “The White House” in Coeur d’Alene with music provided by the Kronkites. The newlyweds are making their home in Spokane.

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Robert and Patricia Edmonds Robert Allen and Patricia Edmonds were married Dec. 8, 1962, at the Long Beach Naval Station, Long Beach, Calif. The couple met while Bob attended Oregon State College in Corvallis, Ore., and Pat was a student at the Sacred Heart School of Nursing in Eugene. Bob was commissioned in the Navy. After receiving her nursing degree, Pat joined him at the base where they were married in the chapel. After his service, Bob went to work as a forester for the Bureau

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of Indian Affairs on the Quinault Indian Reservation. The couple lived in Hoquiam and Aberdeen for three years and Pat worked at Grays Harbor Community Hospital. Bob was then transferred to the Warm Springs Indian Reservation in Oregon where the couple spent the next 10 years. During that time, Diane and Darren were born. He then transferred to Everett for a year before moving to the Dale Ranger Station in Oregon with the U.S. Forest Service and later to the Cle Elum District

where he retired in 1993. Pat worked as a surgical nurse at KVCH and later ran the gift shop as a volunteer for several years. The couple have traveled extensively and are avid volunteers. Bob writes the monthly feature story for the Kittitas County edition of Ruralite magazine. Bob and Pat have four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. They enjoy their many friends and extended families and were recently honored at an open house at their home, hosted by Diane and Rick Ensey and Darren and Kendra Allen.

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At the top of this week’s most adoptable pets is Emerald, a very pretty young cat. She is a longhaired, silver and gray tipped tabby with lovely green eyes. She is sweet and likes to come up to people for a pet and a purr. She has done well at the shelter, but is ready to celebrate the holidays with her own people. Emerald is 2 or 3 years old, spayed and healthy. She would do best as an “only cat.” Visit Emerald and other

adoptable animals at the Ellensburg Animal Shelter from noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or noon to 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays. Pause for Paws is regular feature written by volunteers at the Ellensburg Animal Shelter.

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Just like we do, dogs look forward to holiday treats. And also, as we do, they sometimes need help in managing the abundance of blessings. This is a time when the “honor system” might need a bit of backup. I don’t care what those pleading eyes tell you; the turkey carcass is not your dog’s Godgiven right. The whole plate of treats might not be the best choice. Your vet will appreciate your use of good judgment, as spending Christmas Day with their own families is probably is higher on their list of priorities than treating your dog for a massive digestive upset. Be kind to everyone — supervise. If buying ready-made treats, be sure to check their place of origin. It is safer to stick with treats made in and made from ingredients from the U.S. You can also make your own. Thinly slice yams or sweet potatoes, dry in the oven and voila

— dog treats! I was reminded this morning of the true meaning of Christmas when I had a medical issue and my Doberman, Raven, woke me up to deal with it. He doesn’t expect a medal and a kind word, a gentle hug and a soft kiss on the head fills him with joy. He has my back and no gift can really repay him. He does what he does out of love and there is no keeping score. If that is not the true meaning of Christmas, then I don’t know what is. My life is so blessed with Raven in it. May you find the true joy of Christmas with your families, both furry and not. God bless you one and all.

Susan Markovitch is a certified pet dog trainer for the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. She welcomes questions and comments on her column, which can be sent via e-mail to Koolk9@ elltel.net

Several students in Thorp schools won awards for their essays in the recent Patriotic Pen contest, sponsored by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 683 headquartered at Kittitas, according to a news release. The eight students were honored by local VFW Commander Ron Ness and Quartermaster Dennis Cort. St u d e n t s we re c h a l lenged by writing an essay responding to the question “What would you say to the (nation’s) Founding Fathers?” In the seventh-grade group, Rebecca Ridlon received first place and Sintayehua Bodeman, second; third place went to Kassidy Greenlaw. Spencer Green and Corbin Coates received

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Winners and participants in the recent VFW Patriotic Pen essay contest at Thorp were, from left, front row: Rebecca Ridlon, Kassidy Greenlaw, Sintayehua Bodeman, Maya Martin and Corbin Coates. Back row, from left, VFW Quartermaster Dennis Cort, students Caitlin Christie, Spencer Green, Heidi Davis, and VFW Commander Ron Ness. participant awards. In the sixth-grade group, Heidi Davis received first, Maya Martin second, and

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Dear Santa, How are you? I wish for a giant skylanders. PS Santa. Love, Aiden Dear Santa, I like a little big toy pony with a Barbie and a real baby kitten. And a cuddle-up-it poodle. Your Friend, Lexy Dear Santa, Hey Santa! How is Blitzen? It snowing up there at the northpole? How are your elf workers? Oh that reminds me, here is a list of what I would like for Christmas. 1. NCAA football kicking tee2. Ski’s 3. Bracelets 4. Sweatbands 5. Receiver gloves. Your Friend, Gavin Dear Santa, Can I have a Herbie please and a slurpee maker and a slushie maker and my brother wants video games and my sister wants a phone thank you Santa! Merry Christmas Santa. Your Friend, Everly Dear Santa, I want a real horse for Christmas. I also want to see your reindeer the most I want to see Rudolf. Can I please have a laptop, iPod, iPad touch, a tablet. And 1 TV for myself. Can I come to the northpole I want to see your toy factory please can I come please. Love, Jordyn Dear Mom & Dad, My wish list: a watch, a pair of heelies, a clean room, a good football card, less toys, a remote control airplane or helicopter, a car, a football field, no snow, more guests, a trampoline, a clean room, and a handy man. Merry Christmas. Your Son, Daniel Dear Mom & Dad, What I want for Christmas is a remote control shark and a remote control helicopter! Also want an iPood touch! Merry Christmas!!!!! Love, Bodie

Dear Santa, How are your reindeers? And I will leave you hot cocoa and cookies. Please give me some shoe boots and have the best Christmas! Love, Britney L.

Mrs. Wallace’s 2nd Grade Class Valley View Elementary Dear Santa, Can you please bring me a iPod please and I am nice to my friends too and can you bring me a iPhone and a laptop and you are a nice santa and thank you for all you done to us and thank you and merry Christmas. Your Friend, Maritza Dear Santa, Can you please bring me a toy and a game transformers prime. Happy new year. Love, Elian Dear Santa, Happy Holidays. You are one smart cookie. May I please have a dog and a batch of broccoli and a computer. Thank you Santa. I have been a good boy this year. Sincerely, Leo Dear Santa, I like how you dress in red and white. May I please have a stuffed cat and a stuffed dog. Merry Christmas Santa. Love, Adonna Dear Santa, I sure like your style. Please can I have little planet big planets. And a laptop. What is your work shop look like is it big or small. Thank you. Love, Westin Dear Santa, I have made up my bed and said please and thanks too. Can I please have baby butterscotch and a bear? I am going to make you some cookies. Love, Evie Dear Santa, You are good at taking care of Mrs. Claus. I would like a DS-I and a monkey stuffed animal please. I would like a DS-I cause I would like to play games. I would like a monkey cause I really like monkeys. You are great merry Christmas. Sincerely, Carson

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Trail riders look ahead to ‘13 FOR THE DAILY RECORD New officers were elected at the Alpine Lakes Trail Riders’ November meeting. The group is the local chapter of Back Country Horsemen of Washington. In October, several members enjoyed a beautiful fall ride up the John Wayne Trail from Cle Elum west. Members gathered one Saturday morning in November to execute their “Adopt-a-Road” commitment. After enjoying breakfast together at The Last Resort, ALTR members cleaned along the county road from French Cabin Creek to Salmon la Sac.

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Camp that was burned out by the Table Mountain Fire. There will be trails to be cleared and trails to be ridden. Information about future club rides and projects can be found on the Meet-Up page — www.meetup.com/ alpinelakestrailriders. ALTR also has a Facebook page. The next Alpine Lakes Trail Riders meeting will be Jan. 10. All community members are welcome to attend ALTR meetings, the second Thursday of the month, 7 p.m., at Kittitas County Fire Department 7 station 72 (junction of state Route 970 and state Route 10.)

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The seventh-grade girls, the Cle Elum Swarm, went 4-0 to take first place in the Santa Hoops Tournament at Central Washington University this past weekend. The Swarm beat Ellensburg, Eastmont, Moses Lake and then East Valley in the championship game. Back row: Coach Dave Lussier, Melli Rodriguez, Kayla Graham, Bricky McBride, Coach Kevin Kelly. Front row:  Emma Moroles, Lauryn Hink, Emily Lussier, Anna Kelly.

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