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Omak firefighters prepare to attach a winch to Lew L. Naddy’s vehicle to pull off a power pole the vehicle struck after skidding on black ice Saturday morning on the Conconully Highway.

Winter weather strikes Icy roads lead to minor crashes By Al Camp The Chronicle OKANOGAN – Icy roads caused a bevy of crashes last weekend, with two power poles clipped off by vehicles near here. “We’ve had 13 different accidents the last four days,” Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers said Monday. “Most were not serious. We had mostly fender bender stuff.” In one crash, Lew L. Naddy, 90, of Okanogan, hit a power pole along the Conconully Highway. He was southbound at 11:05 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, when he lost control of his 1995 Mercedes 380 coupe on ice, a deputy said. Naddy’s vehicle slid off the highway sideways and struck a power pole at the driveway of Mike Sheldon. Naddy, who was uninjured, was unable to get out of his vehicle because the pole landed between his hood and

windshield, pinching shut both doors, a deputy said. Okanogan County Public Utility District turned off power, allowing Omak fire crews to winch the pole down the hood. Naddy was given a courtesy ride home, Rogers said. The road was closed for several hours. Electricity and phone service were off for several more hours. In an unrelated crash, Gail E. Peck, 51, of Seattle, was injured Dec. 7 when her vehicle slid off U.S. Highway 97 three miles north of Riverside. Peck was northbound around 7:05 p.m. when she lost control on black ice. The vehicle went off the road right side, overturned and came to rest off the highway on its side, a State Patrol crash memo said. Peck was transported by ambulance to Mid-Valley Hospital in Omak. Passengers Donald E. Peck, 78, of Tonasket, and Edward C. Beaston-Peck, 24, of Burien, were not injured. All were wearing seat belts, the Washington State Patrol

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reported. The cause of the crash is under investigation, authorities said. Alcohol was not involved. The driver was ticketed for driving too fast for conditions, a report said. And in a third unrelated crash, another power pole was taken out Friday, Dec. 7, south of Malott on Old Highway 97 near the Monse turnoff. A pickup truck driven by Audel Monje-Lopez, 21, of Okanogan, slid off the road

around 3:40 p.m., Rogers said. The vehicle overturned and struck a pole, he said. “He was banged up,” Rogers said, although there was no report of the crash victim being transported to a hospital. Frank suggested drivers slow down for winter conditions. “Slow down, that’s the key,” he said. “Just be aware, black ice is a killer. People just have to slow down.”

Santa Claus tour under way Erb family leads effort for Colville reservation The Chronicle OMAK – Santa Claus’ annual tour through the central part of the Okanogan Valley started Sunday night, but area children still have several opportunities to see his sleigh. The Omak and Okanogan chambers of commerce have combined efforts to bring Santa to their two cities. And the Erb family and several volunteers are making sure Santa visits Malott, East Omak, the housing developments on OmakRiverside Eastside Road, Disautel, Paschal Sherman Indian School and Nespelem. “We’ve been doing it for 17 years,” Mildred Erb said of the sleigh her family has been bringing to Colville Indian children throughout the region. “When you see kids come outside with no shoes and no coats on to see Santa, it makes you feel good.” The Erbs’ Santa tour got under way Sunday in Malott and hit East Omak on Monday

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Santa Claus gives out gift bags and shakes hands Monday night during his visit with families in East Omak. night. At 6 p.m. each day, the tour was expected to visit the housing developments Tuesday, and Disautel and Paschal Sherman on Wednesday, Erb said. If the weather and roads are good, the Erbs hope to get Santa to Nespelem on Dec. 20. “This year, we’ve gotten a lot of donations,” Erb said, noting the Colville tribe has covered

about half of the cost of this year’s Christmas run. “It was a lot more expensive this year.” Erb said she and her husband, Bob Erb, couldn’t get as far as they do without a number of volunteers. Those volunteers include Lynn Holder, Jody Cook, Shawn and Duane Belgarde, Jim and Marcy Ronyak, Lori Marchand, Dreamer Best and others.

“I’d really like to thank them,” she said, noting their assistance was needed more than ever this year. Erb was burned last spring trying to put out a fire at her home, she said, noting she spent about a month in Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. To this day, she’s still recovering, she said, noting she normally would have had a fundraiser to support her family’s Christmas effort. “I wish I could’ve done more,” she said. “But we’ve got the candy now and we’re on the go.” Meanwhile, the chamber sleigh was expected in North Omak on Tuesday and the central-southern part of Omak on Wednesday. Thursday, the jolly ol’ elf is scheduled to make his way around Okanogan. While the chamber sleigh brings Santa Claus to children, it will also serve as a collection point for residents wishing to donate to area non-perishable items to area food banks. Just bring your nonperishable items to the volunteers assisting Santa – they will make sure items get to

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NESPELEM – Determined to have their message heard, Colville tribal elders presented more than 2,600 signatures on a petition asking their Business Council for the remaining 50 percent of a historic $193 million settlement. “It belongs to us – bottom line,” Yvonne Swan, 69 of Inchelium, said of the agreement signed by the U.S. Department of Justice for one of the largest American Indian trust management settlements in U.S. history. “It’s restitution for past damages done to our resources, and we’re the ones who suffered. “The council thinks we should be satisfied and allow them to spend the money. And a lot of what they talk about spending it on … we don’t trust that.” With Chairman John Sirois and Vice Chairman Michael O. Finley out of the office when the petition arrived, Councilwoman Nancy Lynn PalmanteerHolder accepted the

“ The council thinks we should be satisfied and allow them to spend the money. Yvonne Swan

” documents, Swan said. From Washington, D.C., Sirois voiced his support on behalf of the council Monday for the current design for spending called, “The Qwam Qwmpt’ Plan,” a resolution adopted unanimously on Oct. 5. The plan allocates the remaining money for activities and projects within seven core areas of importance to the tribe, including forest restoration, land purchase, sustainable growth and development,

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Several want to succeed retiring Morton Kretz, Short will not pursue seat By Dannie Oliveaux The Chronicle REPUBLIC – Several candidates are interested in filling a Senate vacancy next month when Bob Morton retires Jan. 1 from his 7th District seat. The list includes a Ferry County commissioner, a former Colville Chamber of Commerce president, a Seattle-area attorney and a former legislative aid Dansel from Spokane. Republic Party precinct committee officers will meet Dec. 15 to select three candidates to bring forward for commissioners from Ferry, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Stevens and Spokane counties to vote on. Ferry County Commissioner Brian Dansel said he’s ready to go through the process and see what happens. “It will be a tall task for anyone to fill Bob’s shoes,” Dansel said. “He was one of the most popular legislators in Olympia.” Dansel said he considered running after he received several phone calls. “I want to see a continuance of those policies Bob was heading,” Dansel said. “Right now, we need folks who want to work on property rights and

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” fiscal responsibility.” State law requires appointments be of the same party. The 29-year-old Dansel was elected to his District 2 county seat in 2010. He previously worked as a House page for retired 7th District Sen. Bob Sump. The Republican Party of Okanogan County presented a list of three candidates – John Smith, Hunter M. Abell and Josh Kern. Sue Lani Madsen, a former candidate for the 7th District state House seat, also announced her endorsement of John Smith, the Colville Farmers Market manager and former Colville Chamber of Commerce president. Abell, a 1998 Inchelium High School graduate, works full-time as an attorney with Williams Kaster and Gibbs in Bothell. He graduated from Gonzaga University in 2005 and served in the Navy from 2006 to 2010. While in the Navy, he was a Judge Advocate General’s attorney.

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About a month ago, this column mentioned the invention of eyeglasses, wondering if Benjamin Franklin had something to do with their invention. Then came a nice letter from Muriel Douglas of Ellensburg, referring to several books written in Italy (and in Italian) indicating the earliest stirrings known in this field date to the 1300s. There was a well-developed glass industry in Italy in the 1300s, and the distinction between glass and crystal was already established. There was writing on the subject, including warnings against misrepresentation as to the quality of so-called spectacles for the eyes. After questioning some dates, she acknowledges the actual inventor of glasses (for medical purposes) is unknown. An early book in Italian, translated into English under the title “Books, Banks, Buttons, and other inventions from the Middle Ages,” was published in 2003 and later was in its third printing by Columbia University Press. Several men were credited

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Malott resident Trapper Cornelius, 4, shares his wish list with Santa Claus during the Malott community’s tree lighting Dec. 8. About 100 people gathered around a warming fire, then greeted St. Nick when he arrived via fire truck. The party then moved to the Grange Hall for cocoa, chili and hot dogs.

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BREWSTER — Two local school districts have received energy efficiency improvement grants from the state Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. Brewster School District is getting $630,000 for heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems and controls. The total project cost is $1.63 million. Grand Coulee Dam School District is getting $484,738 for lighting, controls insulation, windows, heating, ventilating and air conditioning, and other items. The total project cost is $714,738.

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By Dee Camp The Chronicle BREWSTER – City police and Douglas County Sheriff’s Office deputies found themselves scurrying from one spot to another last week, trying to catch up with vandals who spray-painted buildings, fences, garbage bins and anything else that wouldn’t move. Sometimes they’d arrive while the paint was still wet. The vandals “were pretty prolific,” Brewster Police Chief Ron Oules said. His department received eight malicious mischief/ graffiti complaints Nov. 30, two Dec. 1, eight Dec. 2 and one each Dec. 3-6. “It was definitely a concentrated and planned effort,” he said. Police suspect the taggers had monitors watching officers’ movements since an officer would go from one part of town to another, then return to the original area to find fresh graffiti. Some messages were painted on top of others. “No doubt they have a process to monitor where officers are,” Oules said. In Brewster, the vandals tagged signs, walls, fences, trash bins and a railroad bridge. “It seemed like they’d drive around, get out and tag something and get back in the car,” he said. “In one case, the officer got there within 30 seconds of being dispatched, but they were gone.” Bridgeport also saw a rash of graffiti, but the seven calls were concentrated on the night of Nov. 30, Douglas County Undersheriff Don Culp said. Walls were targeted there. That city gets its share of graffiti, but that much at one time was unusual, Culp said. In both towns, police suspect gangs. The Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office did not receive rural malicious mischief reports during the same time period. Oules and Culp said people should keep a lookout for tagging activity and report it immediately via 911. “We need to be called immediately, not later,” Oules said. “The (damage) cost is substantial and it adds up quickly.” “Call right away,” Culp said. Oules said his office has a few leads and some security video available. No arrests have been made in either city.

Utility rates, fees increase in 2013 OKANOGAN – City utility rates and several other fees will rise in 2013. The City Council, during its Dec. 4 meeting, adopted a fee schedule for the year. Water and sewer rates will rise by an average of $100 per customer per year, or about $8 per month. Rates for use of The Plex also rose, as did some other fees, including some for dog licenses. The council previously approved a 1.7 percent sanitation fee increase. The one-can residential rate will go from $15.48 per month to $15.75. In other business, the council agreed to pursue purchase of surplus state property adjacent to the Okanogan Legion Airport.

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Higbee resigns from board The Chronicle BREWSTER – Applicants are sought for the Three Rivers Hospital Board position being vacated by Larry Higbee, who resigned. Applicants must be registered voters in the district, which encompasses the Brewster-Pateros area, Methow Valley and northern Douglas County. The new board member would serve until 2014, when the six-year position is up for election. As an emergency medical technician, Higbee said he liked taking patients to the Brewster hospital because he always learned from the hospital staff. He visited with then-Chief Executive Officer Howard Gamble to express his interest in being on the board. Higbee was appointed to the board in 2001, when Marjorie Ayers resigned. He said he learned “so

much” as a board member. “I really enjoyed working with staff and other board members to make the hospital better,” he said. The most significant changes have been during the last year with the hiring of Bud Hufnagel as chief executive officer. “He has taken great strides to pulling the hospital into the black and going forward into the future in a positive way,” Higbee said. “He also has boosted morale among staff members, which I think is very important.” Higbee and his wife of 50 years, Louise, moved to the Methow Valley in 1962, first living in Mazama and then moving to Winthrop in 1973. They have two sons and six grandchildren. He worked as a building contractor, cabinet maker and EMT. Higbee said he plans to

retire, work on old cars and do woodworking. He will also continue being an Okanogan County deputy coroner, a job he has done for the last 15 years. “Your time here is very well appreciated, and we can’t thank you enough for your dedication to this board,” board Chairman Dan Webster said. A reception for Higbee and former board member Bill Bayless is planned after the Dec. 17 board meeting, which is at noon in the Hillcrest House Administration Building commons area, 415 Hospital Way. Board applicants can mail letters of interest to Rebecca Meadows, P.O. Box 577, Brewster 98812, email rmeadows@oddh.org, or drop them off at the Hillcrest House Administration Building. The deadline is Tuesday, Jan. 15. Candidates will be interviewed Jan. 28.

Board looks at slimmer budget By Dannie Oliveaux The Chronicle OKANOGAN – Okanogan County Public Utility District commissioners want to keep wage increases for non-union workers after reviewing a revised proposed budget. On Dec. 4, commissioners were presented the proposed $64.2 budget for 2013, compiled with input from a previous meeting. The refined budget is $7.2 million less than the original proposed $71.4 budget that called for taking $22.2 million from reserves. Under the revised budget, the district would need $14.5 million from reserves to balance. Director of Finance/Auditor Don Coppock said staff made additional changes based on input from commissioners at the Nov. 27 meeting. The revised budget includes a net effect of 0 percent in nonunion wage adjustments, along with an across-the-board pay freeze or unpaid furlough, or combination of the two. Coppock said without the non-union wage adjustments, the district would spend $111,700. The original overall 3 percent average increase included bargaining agreement step increase for union workers. But commissioners want to keep the wage increase. “I think we would leave it alone,” board President Patricia “Trish” Butler said, with Commissioner Dave Womack in agreement. “Let’s put it back in at this point,” Womack said. Coppock said adding the wage increase with benefits, the additional cost would be closer to $150,000.

Commissioner Ernest Bolz said other public utility districts are having employees pick up more of the health care insurance cost. Coppock said the district, over the past several years, has had employees pay more of the cost. The utility is a member of the North Central Public Utility District Insurance Trust and part of the bargaining contract is moving from a 95/5 split to 90/10 split. Butler said she would like to see higher wages and the district get away from providing such a large share of the health care cost. Utility General Manager John Grubich said health care cost is part of the union’s bargaining process. Adjustments in the revised budget included: • Revamped estimates of revenue and expenditures. • Delayed construction of Pateros-to-Twisp transmission

line ($3 million in 2013 and the $6.4 million balance in 2014). • Removing an internal system technician position. • $1 million in transfers from the Rate Stabilization Fund. • A $7.7 million decrease in the reliance on reserve funds and the district would have an estimated $1.1 million available for operating work capital. “There could be a $1 million swing from one month to the next,” Coppock said. Bolz asked the cost of using the district’s line of credit. Figures show a $455,000 increase in proposed total revenue, but $6.3 million decrease in capital outlay and $974,000 decrease in expenditures. Expenditure decreases include $379,000 in miscellaneous contractual services. A revised budget was scheduled for presentation during a Dec. 11 special meeting.

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Senate coalition means changes For the last several years, it’s been business as usual in the Legislature. The Democratic Party leadership has gone to Olympia and put social issues ahead of state budgets. Last year, the Legislature was forced into an overtime session just to deal with the state budget, due in part to wasting the first part of the regular session on a social matter ultimately decided by voters. But this year, change is afoot. Two of the Democrats in the Road Kill Caucus have joined with Republicans to form the new Majority Coaliton Caucus in the state Senate. Sens. Rodney Tom, D-Bellevue, and Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch, were among the three who last year broke the budget stalement and helped get a budget passed. The third senator in that coalition last year, Democrat Jim Kastama of Puyallup, did not seek re-election to the Senate because he ran for secretary of state. Regardless, the coalition between Tom, Sheldon and Republicans mean a new approach to governing the state. Together, the new caucus is focusing on promoting job growth, creating a sustainable budget and living within the state’s means. The coalition promises to enhance education and reform government while holding elected and appointed officials accountable. The new coalition eliminates the stranglehold the Democratic Party has had on state politics in the Senate. When the Legislative session convenes next month on Jan. 14, there will be 15 Senate committees with equal chairmanship from both parties. The idea is to develop a middle-of-the-road approach to managing tax revenues and spending in a bipartisan manner. Hopefully, the coalition will be successful in making Washington state a financially sound, better governed place to live and work. The change in leadership and governing is clearly welcomed.

Big changes a surprise for Colvilles Such big change in a small amount of time doesn’t come around often for the Colville tribal headquarters in Nespelem. Now that five of the most visible positions have changed hands in 2012, tribal members don’t know what to expect. Let’s take a look at the new regime: In June, John Sirois, a newcomer to the Business Council, became the tribe’s chairman by a vote among the 14member body, ending Michael Finley’s Cary three-year Rosenbaum run. In October, Matt Haney stepped down as police chief and into the Public Safety Department after almost a decade. Cory Orr then took over on an interim basis. In that same month, the tribe replaced former Chief Judge Trudi Flamand with Cynthia Jordan. Also in October, Francis Somday took over an executive director position held in interim by Patrick Tonasket. And December spelled the end of the Joe Peone era at the tribal Department of Fish and Wildlife. Randall Friedlander will assume director duties on an interim basis, officials said. What a turnover. For some of us, the Mayan calendar grabbed our attention. For others, the demise of the Twinkie was a close runner-up. But this may be even more unexpected, depending on who you ask. It will be interesting to see how this new era of leadership will mesh. But first, our new leaders all have to get up to speed in a system where the wheels only stop turning for a fry bread dinner, a funeral, or both. Sirois inherits the brunt of the weight as the top dog – the $193 million settlement, battling in court with resource giant Teck Cominco, and what to do with the influx of wolves. Orr took over a police department in October that began with an officer crashing into a cow during a pursuit near Disautel. That will be a tough one to shake off. Jordan will have her hands full in a busy, busy tribal court system. Somday becomes the next gladiator in the council’s arena as executive director – the seventh in the past five years, by my count. It will be his second stint in the position, which is responsible for overseeing the web of tribal departments. And Friedlander takes a dip in the water by becoming the voice of the Chief Joseph Hatchery, after leading the wildlife division under Peone. Normally, shake-ups to a starting five are seen as a sign that a team is in a rebuilding phase. Knowing tribal members, they probably welcome that rather than the status quo.

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Cary Rosenbaum is the managing editor of The Chronicle. He can be reached at 509-826-1110 or via email at crosenbaum@omakchronicle.com.

‘Sour grapes’ taking center stage It’s not every day I’d go head to head with a former Washington Redskins linebacker. But sometimes, you just have to set the record straight, even when it means lining up across from a man who knows how to tackle the issues. Enough of the football inuendo — I’m talking about recent statements made by ousted Okanogan County Commissioner Don R. “Bud” Hover, a former NFL defensive player and a Methow Valley rancher. Last week, I was contacted by a Web-based reporter working on a reaction story to Bud’s 10-vote loss. She wanted me to respond to some of the statements our District No. 2 county commissioner was making in regard to losing the Nov. 6 general election to newcomer Ray L. Campbell. According to the reporter, Bud was blaming his loss on me, The Chronicle and the Okanogan County Farm Bureau. In regard to our publication, Bud claimed our reporting during the election was biased. To that, I replied: “It sounds like sour grapes to me.”

on the hot Seat Roger Harnack Bud correctly pointed out that we indeed endorsed his opponent — the endorsement was published Oct. 31, late in the election process, on our opinion page. Bud claimed he didn’t receive our endorsement because I was upset over his previous votes to award the required legal notices contract to a firm managed outside of the county. He further said he voted to award the contract to a publication other than The Chronicle because it was “$30,000 to $40,000” cheaper. At the time the reporter called me, I said I wouldn’t comment specifically on the numbers because they were not accurate. Well, since that discussion, we’ve researched the current numbers. Looking at the current county fiscal year for the last five months, the county has spend just over

$6,223 on its legal publication services with us. Extrapolating the figures out over the rest of the year, the county will spend a total of about $14,000 publishing mandated legal notices in The Chronicle. (Of course, that could change if county agencies step up construction projects and rule-making activities.) Regardless, it’s very clear Bud’s figures were far left of the goal post. I saw far left because Hover also accused the Farm Bureau membership of moving too far to the right and stripping him of an opportunity to effectively lead the county. Isn’t that interesting? Okanogan County, while known as solidly conservative, isn’t as far right as Bud would have you believe. You don’t have to look any further than the majority of Ron Paul supporters in the past presidential election process to see that the county has very libertarian ideas — fiscal conservancy mixed with strong support for individual rights. Bud may be correct that the Farm Bureau membership is a bit

more conservative than many area residents. But he’s missing the real point here — a majority of voters wanted a change in leadership. Bud wasn’t the only incumbent swept from office Nov. 6 in Okanogan County. In fact, nearly all of the incumbent candidates were swept away by Okanogan County voters. Although Bud was just one of several brushed aside, his race was much, much closer than others. Bud has done a good job over the years tackling issues on behalf of Okanogan County voters. But the electorate — by a very slight majority — believe its time for a change. Thanks, Bud, for giving us and the Farm Bureau the credit for the election outcome. But I think it’s unwarranted. I think the real credit should go to voters who turned out to cast a vote for change. And it should go to Ray for seeing the change in momentum and scoring with it. Roger Harnack is the editor and publisher of The Chronicle. He can be reached at 509-826-1110 or via e-mail at rharnack@omakchronicle.com.

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Roger Harnack’s Nov. 26 column made a valid point about emulating our grandparents’ examples regarding the American dream. However, he neglected to mention that during our grandparents’ time, tax rates were much higher. Even Clinton-era rates (4 percent higher than today) and back to our grandparents’ time (the highest marginal rates reached 91 percent in 1945) allowed basic government services and essential infrastructure including highways, dams, and more to be paid for. The rates supported continuing investment to maintain and improve that infrastructure for our ever-growing population. Historically, higher tax rates also allowed those with the ability and desire to gain higher education to finance that without bankrupting their future. This greatly improved our country and our quality of life. However, in the past decade, what were meant to be temporary tax cuts during a time of two offthe-books, expensive wars and other unfunded mandates between 2001 and 2007 have exploded our debt. Meanwhile, we had the lowest tax rates in more than 50 years, which could not begin to pay for any of it. No Mr. Harnack, government is not “blackmailing us for more tax dollars.” On the contrary, we now have to pay up what we’ve all charged on our nation’s credit card. We must now discard the entirely misguided idea that we are taxed too much. We must step up to restore reasonable rates to pay our nations extremely overdue bills. Melissa Rose Malo

Years ago, I read where the upper echelons of the Russian Communist Party apparatchik referred to low-level workers as “the useful idiots.” I thought nothing could be more elitist and condescending. And then I read a letter published in the Nov. 28 edition of The Chronicle. The letter writer criticizes two winners in the election as unacceptable. She didn’t question their political views. She didn’t mention the issues. Instead, she attacks one as being a “cosmetitician” and the other as only a “high school graduate,” both thusly unqualified for public office. I am so appalled by her attitude that I find it difficult to respond without being nasty and churlish. Such an ad hominem attack is embarrassing. I happen to be a beautician. As one of my more wellconnected customers told me years ago: If you want to know what’s going on in the county and what really concerns people, skip political rallies and meetings. Go work in a beauty salon. Vicki Mills Okanogan

We are inhaling socialist cancer We know that those who have

occupied the oval office the last century — both parties — have been selling Americans into the communist hands as rapidly as possible. Our ignorance, our complacency in the face of observable catastrophe is so profound that it verges on insanity itself. It’s the “Big Lie.” The lie is so big — and so exactly opposite of the truth — that it simply does not occur to most people to examine it as a possible lie at all. Those who read this letter will just brush aside the continual nonsense blown so blindingly by the socialist friends of the present administration and facts. They cannot escape the conclusion that they are loyal workers for the Kremlin. Their very success has been to hide that success from the vast majority of the American people. But the record, or enough of it to scare the daylights out of those who study it, is there for anybody who will take the time to put together the pieces. The enemy has infiltrated our churches, schools and government. This is very evident in our national and state Parks, U.s. Forest Service and federal Bureau of Land Management, locking up our resources and destroying our nation. Do we have the courage to challenge communist/socialist

leaders and ourselves to reject this secular culture and its influence? Or will we continue to die a slow death at our own hands as we continue to inhale the cancer of secular humanism? Time is running out. W.A. Patrick Grants Pass, Ore.

Smith endorsed for state senate seat I was disappointed to hear the news that Sen. Bob Morton was retiring early, and wish him well. The precinct committee officers and the county commissioners of Okanogan, Ferry, Stevens, Pend Oreille and Spokane counties have a tough decision to make on behalf of the voters of the 7th Legislative District. Before I even saw a short list of candidates, I knew who I was pulling for. I am writing today to endorse John Smith of Colville for the position of state senator. John has impressed me as a strong conservative, thoughtful and articulate, and the kind of representative who will serve the 7th District well in the newly reorganized State Senate. I urge you to support John Smith to fill Sen. Bob Morton’s position. Sue Lani Madsen Edwall

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Jennifer Palmer examines one of a dozen Christmas trees during the Festival of Trees wine and tree gala at RockWall Cellars on Saturday.

Vacancy from 1 Abell, 32, claims his permanent resident is Inchelium and he has been involved in the Republican Party in Ferry County. “I served as a page under former State Rep. Steve Suhurman,” he said. “I’ve always been interested in politics and that’s why I threw my hat into the ring.” Kerns, 27, was a legislative aide during the last session to

Santa from 1 are food banks. In Omak and Okanogan, the sleigh will depart the Chronicle at about 6 p.m., Omak Chamber of Commerce President Roger Harnack said, noting the Santa tour is a 30-plus-year tradition in Omak. “Our business community enjoys bringing the magic of Christmas to children,” he said, noting volunteers helping Santa this year in Omak include Harnack, Lisa Hathaway, Jodi Coggins, Debbie Peters, Eric Schneider, Katherine McKenzie, Don Burford,

Petition from 1 much-needed capital, and we adopted the Qwam Qwmpt’ plan because we wanted to ensure that the future generations, and the community as a whole would benefit from the settlement money.” Swan said the council has been able to skirt the issue for 10 months. “(This is) an attempt by tribal members at convincing the Business Council to provide proper forum to answer their questions, listen to their concerns, and adequately include them in the decisionmaking process over this important subject matter,” Swan said. “It’s not about the money as much as it is open discussion and mutual respect.” Originally, Colville tribal members were set to receive just 20 percent. The remaining 80 was earmarked to restore tribal forests, rangeland and other natural resources. Shortly thereafter, a petition was circulated, eventually resulting in a disbursement of an additional 30 percent. It was paid out Oct. 12. Outside of the Nespelem Community Center as checks were being handed out for the initial payment in August, another petition began – this

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TONASKET – A facility dedicated to assisted living could soon come to a close. North Valley Hospital District commissioners will hear a report from the chief financial officer on the current status and finding that could keep the assisted-living facility open. The meeting will occur Thursday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. in the board meeting room, 126 Whitcomb, next to North Valley Hospital. Board Chairwoman Helen Casey said the district formed a committee to find out how to keep the assisted-living facility operating without losing money. The committee is seeking public input on how to sustain services in its assistant-living facility through a letter send to a local newspaper. “We’ve gone out to the community to see what can be done to keep the facility open,” Casey said. “We are going to look at this over the next 2-3 months and see what we can do. We’ll be looking at all options.” The letter stated the committee was established to evaluate the North Valley assisted-living facility, which continues to “struggle to be financially viable.” Committee members include Chief Executive Officer Linda Michel, Chief Financial Officer Helen Varhasselt, Long Term Care Senior Leader Linda Holden, PFS Senior Leader Jana Symonds, Human Resource Senior Leader Jan Gonzales and Commissioners Lael Duncan and Clarice Nelson. The letter reports the assisted-living facility has lost money for the last seven years, Last year, it lost $56,640 and $197,702 this year. Verhasselt said two reasons for the large difference is the number of patients, and whether the facility is being

state Rep. John Ahern, managed the campaign of Ahern’s replacement Representative-elect Jeff Holy. He also was an intern to U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers. The district’s two state representatives said they would remain in their current positions. Rep. Shelly Short said she was going to stay in the House of Representatives. “Whenever you go from the House to the Senate, it’s like you’re starting over,” Short

said. “The positions I have in the House are crucial in working with environmental and energy issues. I just felt it was important to stay.” Short is the ranking Republican on the Environment Committee and assistant ranking Republican on the Energy Committee. Rep. Joel Kretz, RWauconda, said he will not seek Morton’s seat. Kretz, who was re-elected to a leadership position in the

Republican Caucus as deputy minority leader, said he considered seeking the seat, but “can be more effective here (House) and getting things done for the district.” Morton, R-Kettle Falls, announced his retirement Nov. 28 from the state Senate after serving for 22 years. The 78-year-old Morton was elected to the State House in 1990 and served until he was appointed to the Senate in 1994 to replace former Sen. Scott Barr.

Nattalie Cariker and others. Big R is providing the trailer for Santa’s sleigh this year. Tuesday’s tour was expected to start near Omache Shopping Center and work its way toward the Wildwood subdivision and wrap up on the north side of downtown, he said. Mayor Cindy Gagne will be helping Santa. The sleigh will not make it to the Sand Flat area, so parents with youngsters there are encouraged to try to find Santa’s sleigh in town. “Listen for horns and Christmas music,” Harnack said. On Wednesday night, the

sleigh is expected to complete the central and southern parts of the city. Okanogan County Fair Queen Menze Pickering will serve as Santa’s helper that night. On Thursday, Santa is expected to arrive in Okanogan about 6 p.m. near the Okanogan Public Utility District headquarters. The tour will work its way south from there, wrapping up in the area of Virginia Grainger Elementary School, he said. Reigning 2012 Little Miss Rodeo Washington Riata Marchant will be assisting Santa.

An Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office deputy is expected to lead the entourage Thursday night. Santa and his helpers will hand out candy canes to children along the Omak and Okanogan routes each night. Youngsters can also pose beside the sleigh for a photograph with Santa Claus and his reindeer.

Follow Santa’s travels through Omak and Okanogan on The Chronicle’s Facebook business page nightly beginning at 6 p.m.

time, asking for all of the settlement money. The petitioners turned in nearly 1,400 signatures earlier this fall, only to find out the number was not adequate for the one-third of eligible voters required for review, Swan said. The tally of signatures now totals 2,606, which is more than the one-third, Swan said. Earlier in August, Councilman Benny Marchand of Omak was the lone vote on the 14-member council against disbursement . Marchand said he wanted more time to discuss how the settlement would be disbursed and how liens on disbursements would affect the amount of money each member received. Elders, along with a host of other tribal members, believed the same way. “Members are rightfully upset,” Swan said. In a summary of the dispute between elected officials and tribal members, Swan said that – until a February 2012 press release – not every member knew the tribe filed a claim against the government. The Colvilles filed the suit in 2005. “Tribal members are still trying to understand how this came about,” Swan said, “and how the Business Council reached an out-of-court

compromise that granted the members of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation $193 million.” The Qwam Qwmpt’ plan will allow for funding of senior

centers, health clinics, resource restoration, language development, and other activities that will benefit tribal citizens, according to a tribal press release.

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paid by Medicaid or by private pay. “Medicaid pays about $60 per day for some patients,” Verhasselt said. The district reports it cost about $99 per day for residents in assist living. Medicaid only paying over half, but the district writes off the remaining cost or contractuals. “We our looking at every department to see it this is needed for the community,” Verhasselt said. In the letter, the district reported an average of 26 residents in 2011 and 23 this year. The full capacity of the facility is 32 residents. Verhasselt said the district has cut staff and other places they can, but they still must comply with state regulations. “Assisted living facilities are not allowed to do cost reports,” she said. “The state limits the money per patient we can receive.” She said the state is pushing for smaller facilities or group homes. “They are trying to get away

from institutionalization and force people back to the outside,” Verhasselt said. She said smaller group homes are less expense to operate, have less utilities and food cost, and lower wages. Verhasselt said union jobs keep the facility’s expense high with hiring lawyers to negotiate with union contracts. The assisted-living facility was built in 1998 and about $1.59 million of a $2.5 million bond remains on the building, according to Verhasselt. Verhasselt said if the assisted-living facility closed, there are other possibilities for the building. “We could use it for the hospital side of the operation,” she said. “Or we could use it as a patient-care facility, but there are no definite plans for now.” The letter states the district considered selling the facility to a private company, but because the history of losing money, it would be a bad investment. Those interested in making any suggestions can call Michel at 509-486-3170.

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OMAK – The Omak Chamber of Commerce will present its citizen and business of the year awards during a luncheon Dec. 19 at Koala Street Grill. The lunch meeting is slated for noon at the restaurant, Koala Avenue. Jodi Coggins will receive the Citizen of the Year award and Omak Feed and Supply representatives will be presented with the Business of the Year honor. In addition to the awards, the chamber will elect officers for the upcoming year. officers are Current President Roger Harnack of The Chronicle, Vice President Eric Schneider of Weinstein Beverage/Pepsi, Secretary and Past President Corina Radford of Havillah Road Printing and Treasurer Lisa Hathaway of WorkSource.

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Prickly Pear co-owner Shana Hammett shows customers from left Debbie Simpson, 55, and Amber Johnson, 39, both of Omak, potential gift items last Thursday during the inaugural Ugly Sweater shopping extravaganza in downtown Omak. Several downtown businesses offered specials during the event. At right, Dick Picard, 65, of Omak sports a holiday T-shirt and mixes beverages for customers at the store, 4 N. Main St.

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On March 1, 2011, he entered inpatient treatment at Hazelden-Springbrook, an addiction treatment center near Portland, Ore. He was discharged May 13, 2011, and on May 16 signed a five-year monitoring contract with the program. “Respondent admits to smoking marijuana consistently, five to seven times a week, since he was 17 years old,” the commission alleged. “Respondent states that he has used marijuana while on call for 24- to 48-hour shifts five to 10 times over the years as a sleep aid.” Dienst was charged in Okanogan County District Court with possession of less than 30 grams of marijuana and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. Both are misdemeanors. On June 15, 2011, he entered a plea agreement acknowledging possession of 0.2 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. The agreement called for a deferred finding within one year if he satisfied conditions of the deferral, which he did, the state alleged. Based on the allegations, Dienst has committed

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for transportation and $500 toward the agency’s nutrition program this year, and the same amount is proposed for the 2013 budget, City Clerk Alice Attwood said. But not all cities are paying up. Omak City Clerk Kathy Lobdell said the city is not allocating funds for 2013 because of budget cuts. This year, the agency received $5,600 from the city. Whitener said most of her funding comes from federal grants with the state subsidizing part of the match. The agency depends on the grant money for operations and services. Whitener said the agency submitted a grant proposal for its 2-year cycle from July 1 to June 30, 2015. The budget for the 2-year period for all transportation services is $1.5 million or more than $769,000 for each year of operations. “The amounts are for the upcoming grant cycle and are not current expenses and costs for operations,” she said. She said currently there is a 5-percent match on federal grant, but it will increase to 10 percent this year. Several other agencies service as community partners to help provide matches for grants. The Okanogan Behavioral Health Care provides match for the shuttle and two commuter routes, the Colville Tribe provides match for one commuter route and Aging and Adult Care of Central Washington provides match for door-to-door service. Both Whitener and Konsack agree many people still refer to the agency’s buses as “senior buses.” “Just because they see that little white bus running around, they still think it is just for seniors or disabled people,” Konsack said. Konsack said since there is no bus system in the county, they are not “bus riders.” “If you grew up in Seattle, you learned to use the bus system,” she said. The agency began nutrition services in 1975 and in 1978 added transportation services. There are currently 13 buses and 15 part-time drivers. The buses stop at each senior center in the county, and assist with delivering meals to seniors in each city. “The senior center cooks the meals, we just deliver them,” Konsack said. “Each bus that has a driver that delivers the meals is based at a senior center in that town.”

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Normally, when you hear about a “night of a thousand stars,” you imagine an on-stage extravaganza. You know — tap dancing, singing, a rip-roaring, glittering gala. Or maybe you think of a crisp, clear night with the

Dee Camp heavens glittering as pinpoints of light glow overhead. one is law Neither enforcement’s version. This Friday, Dec. 14, “Night of 1,000 Stars” will serve a dual

purpose: To remember fallen law enforcement officers and to project a visual presence of law enforcement across the state as officers look for impaired drivers, seatbelt violators and aggressive drivers. Okanogan County has its own stars to remember: Omak Police Department officer Mike Marshall, who was killed in 1998, and Colville tribal officers Louis Millard, killed in 1986, and Roy Bradshaw, killed in 1973. All three were shot in the

line of duty. The Washington State Patrol said law enforcement officers across the state continually put their lives on the line for state residents. “Many have made the ultimate sacrifice, and we take time to remember their service by honoring them with 1,000 stars (badges) out protecting family and friends,” the patrol said. Motorists are asked to make good choices. That means making sure everyone is

buckled up, using a designated driver or alternate means of transportation, and driving safely. Coincidentally, I got a call last week from someone wanting to know if people are still being asked to place a single blue star in their home or yard to remember Marshall. That effort was made in the years immediately following Marshall’s death. Omak Police The Department has placed a blue ribbon in a tree by Marshall’s

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memorial bench next to the police station. A blue light is going up this week. Although there’s not a formal effort, it’s always appropriate to remember officers who gave their lives protecting us. If you’re so inclined, blue lights would be appreciated by families of our fallen officers and by our local officers. Dee Camp is a reporter at The Chronicle. She can be reached via email at dcamp@omakchronicle.com.

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Churches offer Noel services Taize service of chants and quiet prayers kicks off worship events The Chronicle OMAK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Advent Taize services of chants and prayers will be at 5:15 p.m. Wednesdays, Dec. 12 and 19, at St. Anneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Episcopal Church, 637 W. Ridge Drive. The Taize style of worship emphasizes quiet prayers, short readings and simple chants in a candlelight setting. Each service lasts 30-45 minutes, the Rev. Stanalee Wright said. Taize is an international, ecumenical movement founded by the late Brother Roger of Taize, France. The monastery of Taize has been the site of pilgrimages by Christians of many denominations, she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nothing is more conducive to a communion with the living God than a meditative common prayer, with, as its high point, singing that never ends and that continues in the silence of oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heart when one is alone again,â&#x20AC;? Brother Roger wrote. The church is wheelchairaccessible, Wright said. Other holiday services planned by local churches include: Conconully A Christmas program and carols will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at Conconully Community Church, 121 N. Esther Ave. Caroling and a program are planned. A Christmas Eve service will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 24. The nativity story will be shared. Communion and carol singing are planned. Ellisforde A candlelight service will be at 11 p.m. Christmas Eve at the Church of the Brethren, 32116 U.S. Highway 97. Omak â&#x20AC;˘ A youth Christmas play,

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NESPELEM â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Santa helpers are needed to wrap gifts from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, in the Colville Confederated Tribesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Children and Family Service Conference Room on the agency campus. Gifts will be given to the Tribal Convalescent Center, Indian Health, Paschal Sherman Indian School and at community events throughout the reservation. Those helping with wrapping are asked to bring their own scissors.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Three Wee Kings,â&#x20AC;? will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Omak First Presbyterian Church, 9 S. Birch St. Caroling is planned. A soup meal will be served after the play. â&#x20AC;˘ A family Christmas celebration will be at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at Cornerstone Christian Fellowship Church, 328 Riverside Drive. Music, drama, refreshments and fellowship are planned. A Christmas Eve Service will be at 5:30 p.m. Carols and scripture reading are planned. â&#x20AC;˘ A Christmas Eve service of carols and candles will be at 9 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 130 N. Cedar St. â&#x20AC;˘ Christmas caroling begins at 11:30 p.m. Christmas Eve at St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mission Catholic Church, 25 S. End Omak Lake Road. â&#x20AC;˘ A Christmas Day Mass will be at 9 a.m. at St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Catholic Church, 530 Jackson St.

Blanket drive benefits dogs and cats OKANOGAN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A used blanket drive is under way to help dogs and cats in local shelters and veterinary offices. The drive runs through Dec. 19. Clean, used blankets can be dropped off at Virginia Grainger Elementary School, 1118 S. Fifth Ave., and Okanogan High School, 244 S. Fifth Ave., both in Okanogan, and North Omak Elementary School, 615 Oak St., Omak. Donations can be picked up by calling Becky Tugaw, 509-4292910, or Charlotte Arns, 509-429-0372.

Eagles plans childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Christmas party OKANOGAN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Christmas party will be from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Okanogan Eagle Lodge, 1820 N. Second Ave. The free event includes games, treats and goodies, plus free photos with Santa. Parents are asked to bring a wrapped gift for Santa to give to their child. Dee Camp/The Chronicle

Jane Lucas, left, and Jo Hamilton, both of Okanogan, check out items going up for sale in the Dec. 8 FFA boostersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; crab feed and auction to benefit the Okanogan County Fair. Figures from the event, which drew a couple hundred people, were not available at press time.

Oroville A Christmas Eve candlelight service will be at 5 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 908 Fir St.

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Riverside Riverside Lighthouse Assembly of God Church, 103 Tower Road, plans a Christmas celebration program at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16. Refreshments will be served afterward. Tonasket â&#x20AC;˘ The musical â&#x20AC;&#x153;Little Bethlehem Townâ&#x20AC;? is planned at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23, at Tonasket Free Methodist Church, 1 Stanton Loop Road. The church has prepared gifts for children at the county juvenile center and for CareNet. â&#x20AC;˘ A Christmas Eve candlelight service will be at 7 p.m. at Tonasket Community United Church of Christ, 24 E. Fourth St. Winthrop A candlelight Christmas Eve service is planned at 7 p.m. at Friendship Alliance Church, 809 state Highway 20.

GRAND COULEE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A community gingerbread house decorating session will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, in the Center Elementary School gym, 317 Spokane Way. Each family will receive one free house in the Grand Coulee Dam Parent-Teacher Association event. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Chronicle

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In Memoriam Trinity Miracle Smith, 2 Trinity Miracle Smith, born December 28, 2009, passed peacefully in her sleep with her family on December 2, 2012, in Bend, Ore. She was born to Jed and Nora Smith in Bend, Ore. Some of us take a lifetime to make our mark, but Trinity took her short time here and changed what we believe is possible. She marked everyone who met her with a twinkling eye and generous smile. She made joy from the simple pleasures of playing with her sisters and petting the family dogs. Eager to experience the world, Trinity followed her sisters at every opportunity. There are no words to describe the sadness that each of

us who knew her will feel, but each person who held her hand has the indelible mark of her soul to shepherd

Hazel Helen (James) Hamilton, 99 us forward. She is survived by her loving parents, Nora and Jed; her amazing and strong sisters, Caitlin, Vanessa and Amber; adoring grandparents, Violet and Bob Smith, Bend, Ore., and Annie Doolaege, Omak Wash.; and a large loving community of family and friends. Arrangements are being handled by Autumn Funerals, Bend, Ore. Memorial Services were held at 1 p.m. Dec. 6, 2012, at Autumn Funeral Home with graveside memorial following at Pilot Butte Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Trinity’s honor to St. Charles Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

later became Faithful Baptist Church. Betty was a member there until her death. We have precious memories of

a dear sister in the Lord. She was a friend to all, with such a generous heart. She is definitely loved and missed by all who knew her. Betty is survived by a nephew, Bill Gold; several stepchildren; Clifford Klimek families; and her brothers and sisters in Christ at Faithful Baptist Church. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 at the Faithful Baptist Church, 19th N. Douglas St. followed by a reception afterwards. Pastor David Warner will preside. Burial to be at the Omak City memorial at a later date. Any flowers or memorial contributions may be made to Faithful Baptist Church, Omak, Wash.

Sondra Jacquelynn Schultz, 74 Sondra Jacquelynn Schultz, known affectionately to her family and friends as Sandi, age 74, of Omak, Wash. passed away peacefully at her home on Dec. 4, 2012. She was born at Nakoosa, Wisc., on January 17, 1938 to John and Mamie Diesburg. Sandi was preceded in death by her parents and younger brother, Danny. Her family migrated to Palmer, Alaska in 1949, settling in Fairbanks in 1950. She enjoyed the beauty of Alaska’s wilderness, spending her time hunting and fishing with her brother. In 1955, she married Donald Laird of New York. Together they were blessed with three children. She was a devoted mother to her daughter, Michell “Mickey” McCombs of Omak; and two sons, Danny Laird of Everett, and Scott “Scotty” Laird of Oroville.

In 1973, she moved from Fairbanks to Washington State, settling in a career with The Boeing Company where she worked as a riveter and mechanic until her retirement in 1993. In 1989 Sandi remarried David

Schultz, Sr. of Washington. After his retirement in 1997, Sandi and David moved and settled in Omak, Wash. Ever since, they have enjoyed fishing, camping, and traveling together. Sandi was passionate about her quilting, gardening and spoiling her husband and their nine grandchildren and one greatgrandchild, Justyn McIntyre. A memorial service for Sandi will be held at Precht-Harrison-Nearents Chapel, 2547 Elmway, Okanogan at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012. Immediately following will be a celebration of her life at Omak Bar and Grill, 15 N Main, Omak. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the Omak Food Bank or a charity of your choice. Precht-Harrison-Nearents Chapel and the Okanogan Co. Crematory are in care of the arrangements.

Ray Albin, 87 Ray Albin, 87, of Omak, quietly left us on Dec. 5, 2012, at North Valley Extended Care in Tonasket, Wash. Ray was born Nov. 1, 1925 in Winthrop, Wash. to Eugene M Albin and Mary E (Lehman) Albin, the first of four children. Ray attended School in Winthrop; then worked with his father at the Yoder Dairy, where he met and later married his wife, Dorothy Jean Henry, on June 6, 1946. He raised four daughters, Roberta Evelyn Dunckel, who preceded him in death, Kathryn Rae Griffith, Verna Jean Carpenter (Frank Carpenter), all of Riverside, and Vicki Faye Albin of Elko, Nev. Ray worked as a rider for a local ranch in his younger adult life and worked on the family dairy in Riverside for his father, and later, Carl Yoder in Riverside. Ray then worked at a planing mill in Okanogan prior to beginning his many years working in the apple industry as a forklift operator

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and slab foreman in Okanogan, which he later retired from. He enjoyed some crafts. Ray and his wife enjoyed traveling in their retirement, seeing as much of the United States and Canada as life permitted. Ray was also preceded in death

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by his wife, Dorothy; and his parents; three siblings, Louise Albin Walker, Mary Albin Burbury and Charles "Bill" Albin; his eldest daughter, Roberta (Albin) Dunckel; and grandson, Charles Dunckel. He is survived by three daughters; eight grandchildren, Marilyn (Dunckel) Oestreich, Dale Dunckel, Phillip Dunckel, Brenda (Dunckel) Worden, all of Omak, Becky (Dunckel) Dudley, Spokane, Wash., Tonya (Blanton) Bonner, Elko, Nev., Alex Blanton, Las Vegas, Nev., Cindy (Dunckel) Miller and husband Tim, Grand Coulee, Wash., and Monti MacIntosh, Forest Grove, Ore.; 11 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Visitation will be held at the Precht-Harrison-Nearents Chapel on Elmway in Okanogan from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. Graveside services will be held at Okanogan Valley Memorial Gardens at 1 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. Precht-Harrison-Nearents Chapel

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Tyee and 4th Ave. S., Okanogan • 422-6467 Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Children’s Church, 11:20 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Evening Service, 7 p.m. Bible Studies • Pastor James Rose

Our Savior Lutheran Church Missouri Snyod "The Church of the Lutheran Hour" Minister: Deacon Brian Bowes 2262 Burton Ave., Okanogan • 422-2652 Sunday Bible Study - 9 a.m. Worship - 10 a.m. • Fellowship 11:15 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study - 9:30 a.m. "A Liturgical-based worship"

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425 W. 2nd Ave., Omak • 509-826-1770 Everyone welcome! Saturday 10:05 a.m.- 11 a.m. Study 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Worship www.omakadventist.org Christian School, call for information

102 Tower St., Riverside Sunday Bible Study 10 a.m. Worship 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Pastor Vern and Anita Weaver 322-3199 • 826-4082

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

LaBrie Gunn, Deneige Gunn, and Leo Moomaw; and two great-great grandchildren, Ava Watt and Olivia Clark. Hazel was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin Hamilton; and both of her parents. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at the Omak Memorial Cemetery behind the funeral home on Elmway. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until noon at the Precht-HarrisonNearents Chapel prior to the graveside service. Precht-Harrison-Nearents Chapel is in care of the arrangements.

Moomaw, Joanne Hamilton, and Kerry Hamilton; three great-grandchildren

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Betty Lou Mitchell Beard, 91 Betty Lou Mitchell Beard, 91, of Omak, Wash., passed away peacefully on Nov. 19, 2012 in Crane, Missouri, in the presence of her loving family. Betty was born on Dec.14,1920 in Hurley, Missouri. Betty’s parents died when she was a very young child. She was raised by her sister, Josephine Gold. She was 8 of 9 children. She was the last sibling living of her family. In the 1960’s Betty moved from Missouri to Oroville, Wash. Then in 1964, she moved to Omak, Wash., where she worked at Gene’s Grocery Store and at Mid Valley Hospital as a housekeeper. She worked for many years at these jobs. In 1970, Betty married Elder Gordon Beard, pastor of Douglas St. Missionary Baptist Church, which

Hazel Helen (James) Hamilton, 99, of Omak, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 at Valley Care Center in Okanogan, Wash. Hazel was born Sept. 17, 1913 in Spokane, Wash to Geo and Orpha James. She lived in Omak since 1926. She married Calvin Hamilton on July 26, 1930 in Omak, Wash. They were blessed with a son, Richard Hamilton. Hazel is survived by her son, Richard (Shirley) Hamilton; five grandsons, Tim (Gina) Hamilton, David Hamilton, Neil Hamilton, Michael Hamilton, and Jeff Hamilton; three granddaughters, Kim (Jay)

Walter LeRoy Myers, 87, passed away Dec. 3, 2012, in the comfort of his Monroe, Wash. home. Walt was born on Jan. 7, 1925, in Sullivan, Ill., to Earl and Eunice Myers. His family relocated to Eastern Washington when he was a child, and he graduated from Omak High School. During World War II, he served as a pilot in the United States Army Air Force, after which he returned to Seattle and married the love of his life, Shirley (Ingle) Myers, in 1947. Walt enjoyed a long, rewarding

career in the tire business, owning his own store in Kenmore, Wash. He and Shirley retired to their dream home in 1977, which sits on a beautiful, wooded 5-acres in Monroe. They enjoyed many wonderful years together before Shirley's death in October 2008. His interests included his large group of friends and family, a myriad of do-it-yourself projects, and his thoroughbred racehorses. Walt is survived by his brothers and their spouses, Frank and Rhonda

Myers, and Dick and Marge Myers; a son and his spouse, Bret and Margaret Myers; a daughter and her spouse, Deborah and Terry Loisel; as well as his 23 beloved grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-greatgrandchildren. A memorial service was held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, at Sunset Hills Funeral Home in Bellevue, Wash. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

John Felix Steg, 89 John Felix Steg 3/30/1923 – 12/8/2012 John Steg, age 89, passed away in his sleep peacefully at home in Oroville. He was born to Alseit and Elsie Steg in Sandpoint, Idaho where he experienced several outdoor adventures. Both he and his brother, Bob’s, childhood antics can even be found in some of Patrick McManus’ stories of outdoor life in northern Idaho. John’s own colorful stories included: fish tales, hunting, camping, and bear stories. John wore many hats over the course of his life. He was a sailor, lineman, radio repairman, packing boss, Boy Scout Master, beekeeper, father, grandfather, great-Grandfather, great-greatgrandfather, and storyteller. During World War II, he served as an electronic technician on the USS Mt. Olympus, an amphibious force command ship in the Pacific. It was just outside of Tokyo right after the bomb was dropped, riding out big storm waves. His patriotism was modeled to and expected of his family. The call of his Swiss beekeeping heritage and independent spirit lead him to grow his hobby to a beekeeping business. He met the love of his life and married his honey, Betty Buhr, on Feb. 27, 1948. For seven years he worked as a lineman for Mountain States Power Company in Bonner County. They moved to Oroville in 1955, with three children, to become commercial beekeepers, serving area fruit growers for the next 41 years. During the next 16 years, John was also a packing foreman for Stadelman Fruit Company as his family grew to five children. In 1970, he added California almond pollination to the mix of beekeeping and honey production. John and Betty included their children and grandchildren in the daily beekeeping operations, teaching them not only the art of beekeeping, but also added life lessons. He was active in community organizations, serving several years in the Oroville Grange, and the American Legion. As an avid outdoorsman, he made a lasting impression on several young men as a Boy Scout Master. He enjoyed being the Grand Marshall at the Oroville May Day parade with a bee theme. He served as a lay

minister at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. After retiring, he and Betty traveled around the United States on many adventures seeing places and events. They helped with catholic missions in Arizona, Mexico and Guatemala. John had a knack for telling stories about the events in his life that would always captivate his audiences. Family sing-alongs included John on the accordion, with Betty playing the piano. He loved to dance with his wife, even in the living room of their

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home. In the last 14 years, his zest for life carried him through despite the complications of a stroke. He will be missed, yet his legacy will live on. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alsiet and Elsie; brother, Robert; and son, Henry. He is survived by his wife, Betty, of 64 years; children, Don Steg, Lynn and Bob Johnson, of Oroville Wash., Janet and Roger Dormaier of Lynden, Wash.; and Susan and Kim Edwards of Kettle Falls, Wash.; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 10 greatgreat-grandchildren. Rosary service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, and funeral mass will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Oroville Catholic Church. Following Mass, there will be a military graveside service at the Oroville Riverview Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the charity of choice. Please share your memories by signing John’s online guest book at www.berghfuneralservice.com. Bergh Funeral Service of Oroville/Tonasket are in care of arrangements.

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Omak celebrates the season Photos by Al Camp

Big R’s entry, complete with elves, rolls along the parade route.

Miss Omak Stampede Breanna Howell greets the crowd during the Omak Twilight Christmas Parade. Gavin Radford, left, 1 1/2, and Lucas Radford, 4, share a laugh with “Jolly Old St. Nicholas” after the Dec. 8 Omak Twilight Christmas Parade in downtown Omak. A local skateboarder representing a new downtown Omak business rolls along in the Omak Twilight Christmas Parade on Saturday night.

Natalie Vincent-Ramsey, 3, and Katie Abrahamson read during the post-parade gathering. Omak students, left, prepare to hand out post-parade cookies.

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State to add new rules for amateurs OKANOGAN – The Cannibull Fight Team’s Michael “Bones” Craig will fight his first professional Mixed Martial Arts opponent Jan. 12. Craig, 21, was born in Tonasket before moving to Spokane. After graduating from North Central High School, he returned to the county Craig in 2009 and trained with the team. “I was really small in high school, that’s where I picked up my nickname,” he said. “I weighed about 80 pounds.” Now weighing 145 pounds, Craig enters the bout following 19 amateur fights, including 16 MMA (11-5) and 3 kick boxing matches (2-1). He will move up a weight to 155 for his professional debut against Joey “The Dream Wrecker” Becker (1-1 pro) of Newport. The match will be at the Washington Camas Center for Community Wellness, 1821 N. Leclerc Road, Usk. Becker was undefeated as an amateur. “I am used to fighting pretty tough dudes,” Craig said, unafraid of Becker’s record or advantage in weight. Craig is a pretty tough “dude,” too, having won amateur titles at 135- and 145- pounds, which he vacates once he turns professional. As if a professional fighter already, Craig made sure to thank the Cannibull team, especially Ryan Harvey and Lee Morrison, sponsors University Clothing, Moore Tattooing in Omak, Intimidation Cloth and Xumout Clothing. “I would also like to thank my mom for giving birth to me and would like to thank the Lord for allowing me to be alive today and for giving me guidance and helping me choose a righteous path to follow.” Craig said. “I can truthfully say MMA has saved my life. The sport requires an incredible amount of discipline,” he said. Craig also will compete in a kickboxing match at 170 pounds Jan. 15 in Port Angeles. He has fought from 135 pounds to 170 pounds, including his previous kickboxing matches at the heavier weight. Trevor Willis, 17, Omak, will be competing in his third amateur fight (2-0) the same night and member of the Cannibull Fight Team. Willis, a junior at Okanogan High School, shows on the fight card at 135 pounds. He is sponsored by Xtreme Power Sports. ◆◆◆◆◆ On the heels of Mixed Martial Arts popularity, the state is working on new rules for amateur events to go into affect next year. The rules are meant to help keep athletes safe while competing in amateur events when the public is invited and admission is charged, said Christine Anthony with the state Department of Licensing. The rules cover events hosted by training facilities, amateur sanctioning organizations and promoters.

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Skier Jim Delzer skis newly opened terrain off of the 7th Heaven chairlift at Stevens Pass on Dec. 5.

LOUP LOUP – The Loup Loup Ski Bowl’s new general manager is excited to get skiing started at the hill west of Okanogan. Sandy Liman started at the hill this fall after the departure of Sharla Lynn. “The Loup is kind of a gem the way it sits right now,” Liman said. “The original thrill of skiing was Liman to drive to a ski area, put on your boots, walk a couple feet for a lift ticket at a reasonable price, do a couple runs, hit the ski lodge for some hot chocolate , ski a couple more runs and go home.” Big skis hills feel more like shopping malls, Liman said. You need to take a shuttle bus in, there are expensive day tickets and everybody is dressed to the nines. If you are not color-coordinated, you are a second-class citizen. “We can deliver better at the Loup than some of these mega resorts. We are friendly, the lift guys are laughing with you, the ski patrol is all volunteers. The Loup is an American classic. You don’t want to change it too drastically.” Liman, 68, said his plans are to promote the hill while looking for ways to improve the non-skiing time for skiers. “Skiing has evolved,” Liman said, quoting Warren Miller that skiing is only 10 percent skiing. “Skiers should be able to do other things, like having a place to put your feet by a fire, a social part. “People are very friendly at ski resorts. So I want to add things in that direction.”

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Brewster knocks off ACH, Reardan Okanogan dunks Colville, 54-43 By Al Camp The Chronicle COULEE CITY – The Brewster High School girls basketball team started slow but finished strong in beating Almira/Coulee Hartline, 60-35, on Dec. 8. “We had a little bit of a let down after Friday,” coach Roger Boesel said of the second game in two days. The ACH loss was the second in less than a week to a team from Okanogan County. But the Brewster victory was the second in two nights. Brewster led 17-15 at the half, then out-scored ACH 3320 in the second half. “We did not play with near the energy we played with on Friday,” Boesel said. Chandler Smith scored 26 points and Monica Landdeck 15 points for Brewster (3-0). Brynna Stevens scored 14 for ACH (3-2). Brewster is at Omak (1-3) on Thursday, Dec. 13, and returns home for Quincy (1-2) on Saturday, Dec. 15. The Warriors, who finished third in state 1B last year, return home for Kittitas on Friday, Dec. 14. Brewster (60) - Rincon 0, Boesel 8, Hammons 4, Burgett 0, Landdeck 15, Smith 26, Miller 2, Brammer 0, Gebbers 5. Almira/Coulee-Hartline (35) - Martin 6, Ashley 3, Hughes 0, Fox 7, Pryor 0, Stevens 14, Isaac 2, Hunt 0, Rockett 3, Emerson 0. On Dec. 7, the Brewster girls played lights out basketball in beating Reardan, 69-66, in a highly anticipated and watched non-league game Dec. 7. Reardan won the state 2B title last year, 65-57, over Brewster led by Kelsey Moos, who has since signed to play at Arizona State next year. With Moos signed, college scouts from Washington State, Oregon State and LoyolaMarymount in Los Angeles were in attendance to watch junior Chandler Smith take on Moos once again.

The coach said it’s a bit unusual to have college representatives at games, but not unprecedented. Coaches followed Jeni Boesel (three-time state MVP) before she played at Idaho State University and Kyla Evans, who played at Eastern Washington University. “Coaches haven’t been around here for a while,” Boesel said. Reardan jumped out to a 7-0 lead following a 3-point shot by Moos only to have the Bears battle back into the game, down 11-10. The physical, fast-paced game found Reardan’s Tory Wynecoop, a 5-3 senior with family ties to the Colville Reservation, leaving the game after being hit on the nose following a scramble for a rebound. The game was delayed several minutes to get Wynecoop off the court and attended to. “She broke her nose a couple weeks ago,” Boesel said. “They had a mask for her, but it did not fit right. They were waiting for a mask to be fitted for her. She might have a concussion. She was definitely out of it.” Following the break of about 10 minutes, Reardan stormed to a 21-12 first quarter lead that was extended to 25-14 early in the second quarter. The Bears went on a rampage from there, outscoring Reardan, 21-3, the rest of the period to lead, 35-28, at the half. Then the lights went out in the gym, causing fans to scurry into the adjacent commons. “The lights were out 15 or 20 minutes,” Boesel said of the second delay. “They were on a timer and it did not get reset when school got out.” Brewster was poised to pull away in the second half only to watch Reardan get within six points late. “We missed the front end of a 1-and-1 with about 13 or 14 seconds left,” Boesel said. “They hit a 3 with a second or two left. “Throughout the course of the game it was close, we just had a bigger lead at the end.” Moos lit up Brewster’s mandefense for 37 points.

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Brewster’s Jessie Hammons, left, and Markie Miller go for a loose ball against Reardan on Dec. 14. Following the play is the Indians’ Katy Burge. Brewster did not enter the game any special game plan to contain Moos, the coach said. “We played straight man,” he said. “We were not going to worry about any one person. Maybe we should have worried more about her.” Smith and Monica Landdeck took turns guarding Moos. Brette Boesel scored 21 points to lead Brewster. Landdeck scored 16, Smith 13 and Jessie Hammons 10. The game last so long that guard Becky Mae Taylor, who was in Omak playing Cinderella in a ballet, got back in time to watch several minutes of the game and greet the team in the locker room. Taylor was expected back with Brewster (3-0) for league games at Omak (1-3) on Friday, Dec. 14, and at home against

Quincy (1-2) on Saturday, Dec. 15. “We need to be in shape if we intend to play fast,” Boesel said. “We play tough man-toman defense. If we are going to do that, we need to be in shape.” Reardan (66) - Johnson 3, Tinsley 0, Moos 37, Frolov 9, Gray 3, Heath 5, Anderson 0, Wynecoop 0, Wollweber 0, Burge 9. Brewster (69) - Rincon 0, Boesel 21, Hammons 10, Burgett 0, Landdeck 16, Smith 13, Miller 4, Brammer 0, Gebbers 6. ◆◆◆◆◆ COLVILLE - The Okanogan High School girls basketball team pulled away to beat Colville, 54-43, in a non-league game Dec. 8. Okanogan led 31-20 at the half and held a 20-plus lead in the second half, coach Bryan Boesel said.

Okanogan got several players into early foul trouble, including Kara Staggs. “Kara played probably less than half the game,” the coach said. “All the kids picked it up.” Senior Megan Parks took over leadership of the team when Staggs sat, Boesel said. “It really took all seven girls with Kara out to play as a team,” Boesel said. “We did some good things with her out of the game. I was really pleased with that.” Caitlyn Behymer led the way with 13 points for Okanogan (40). Cameron Moses and Kara Staggs each scored 10 points. Cascade (3-0) is at Okanogan for league play on Friday, Dec. 14. Okanogan (54) - Moses 10, Staggs 10, Parks 5, Chiles 4, Egbert 4, Romero 0, VanderWeide 8, Behymer 13. ◆◆◆◆◆ SOAP LAKE – Soap Lake eked out a 50-49 overtime win over Bridgeport in a non-league game Dec. 8. “It was a back and forth game with Soap Lake having the early lead,” Bridgeport coach Brandon Boyd said. The teams were tied at the half before Bridgeport pulled ahead in the fourth quarter. Soap Lake’s Irina Turchik hit a 3-pointer in the last minute to send the game into overtime. Bridgeport’s Deycy MonjeLopez hit a 3-pointer for a brief 1-point lead in the final minute of overtime. The Eagles made 5 of its 7 points from the free throw line, including two in the final seconds for the win. “It was the first time any of the girls had ever playing in an overtime basketball game,” Boyd said, noting the team will learn from the loss. Monje-Lopez scored 11 points to lead Bridgeport. Cinthia Piedra scored 21 points to lead Soap Lake. Bridgeport (49) - Monje-Lopez 11, Velasquez 9, Martinez 11, Aisha Herrejon 8. ◆◆◆◆◆ OROVILLE – The Chelan High School girls basketball team popped Oroville, 64-33, in a non-league game Dec. 8.

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Chelan pounds Oroville, 74-22 Tigers hand Kettle Falls its first loss By Al Camp The Chronicle OROVILLE – Chelan employed a stifling defense to clobber Oroville, 74-22, in a non-league boys basketball game Dec. 8. Oroville trailed, 23-6, after the first quarter then did not score in the second quarter. Hank Hollingsworth, Jared Anderson, Michael Amsel Jr. and Aaron Schramm each scored 14 points for Chelan. Joe Sarmiento scored 8 points for Oroville. Columbia-Hunters (0-4) is at Oroville (1-3) in a non-league game Saturday, Dec. 15. Chelan (1-1) is at Tonasket (4-0) on Saturday for a league game. Oroville (22) – Gil Ildelfonso 3, Dustin Nigg 2, Connelly Quick 0, Joe Sarmiento 8, Connor Hughes 5, Chase Nigg 2, Lane Tietje 2. Rebounds (16) – Hughes 5, D. Nigg 4, Ildelfonso 3, Sarmiento 2, Tietje 2. Assists: Tietje 1. Steals: Tietje 2. Blocks: Hughes 1, Tietje 2. ◆◆◆◆◆ KETTLE FALLS – The Tonasket boys handed Kettle Falls its first loss of the season, 62-47, in a non-league game Dec. 8. The Tigers used strong second- and fourth-quarter defensive efforts while getting even scoring. Derek Sund scored 18 points, Dyllan Gage 13, Michael Orozco 10 and Trevor Terris 10 for Tonasket. Chelan (1-1) is at Tonasket (4-0) for a league game Saturday, Dec. 15. Tonasket (62) - Young 0, Orozco 10, Bensing 0, Terris 10, Juarez 2, Hires 0, Sund 18, Gage 13, Leep 9. Rebounds (33) – Leep 10, Terris 7, Sund 6, Orozco 4, Gage 3. Steals (7): Orozco 2, Young 2. Assists (19): Orozco 7, Terris 7, Gage 3. ◆◆◆◆◆ COLVILLE – Justin Rivas poured in 26 points and Quinton Oliver scored 23 points

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Brewster’s Easton Driessen drives to the hoop against Reardan. to lead Okanogan past Colville, 62-56, in a non-league game Dec. 8. The difference in the even game was the third quarter, where Okanogan outscored Colville, 20-12. Okanogan, after shooting 10-for-30 in the first half improved to 14-for-25 in the second half. Both Rivas and Oliver shot 50-percent from the field. “Shooting and shot selection were keys going into the half down 2 then going up 8,” Okanogan coach Mike Carlquist said. “ The Bulldogs took up the

challenge of guarding Colville’s 6-9 junior Matt Hubbard, who is getting lots of looks from Division I schools, Carlquist said. “He blocked six of our shots in the first half, but none in the second half,” the coach said. “We did a very good ob running out the clock. We had the ball for about a minute straight to close out the game.” Cascade (0-2) is at Okanogan (4-0) for a league game Friday, Dec. 14. Okanogan (62) - Perez 4, Oliver 23, Rivas 26, Morris 0, Townsend 4, Hathaway 0, VanderWeide 5. Rebounds: Townsend 10.

◆◆◆◆◆ IONE – Selkirk knocked off Inchelium, 64-32, in a northern division Northeast 1B League game Dec. 8. Quentin Holford scored 15 points for Inchelium. (3-1) is at Republic Inchelium (0-3) on Saturday, Dec. 15. Inchelium (32) - Holford 15, Stensgar 3, Seymour 0, M. Silk 2, LeaderCharge 4, McDowell 2, Cohen 2, Desautel 2, J. Silk 0, Finley 2. ◆◆◆◆◆ REPUBLIC – The Republic boys basketball team picked up a league win by edging Northport, 52-48, on Dec. 8. Republic led, 32-24, at the half then hung on for the win as Northport outscored the Tigers, 24-20, in the second half. Aaron Fritts scored 12 points, Saxon Brown 11 and Preston Hooper 10 for Republic. Cusick (4-0) is at Republic (4-1) on Friday, Dec. 14. The Tigers go to Inchelium (0-3) on Saturday, Dec. 15. Republic (52) - Brown 11, Fritts 12, Campbell 2, Weller 9, Hooper 10, Slagle 4, Leonard 4. ◆◆◆◆◆ BREWSTER – The Brewster High School boys basketball team ran away from Reardan, 60-40, in a non-league game Dec. 7. “I thought our press bothered them,” Brewster coach Tim Taylor said. Brewster led 14-6 after the first quarter only to see Reardan close to 18-15. Reardan’s comeback was by controlling offensive rebounds, Taylor said. The Bears responded by moving the ball more in search of good shots, he said. Easton Driessen worked the clock at the end of the first half before faking right and draining a 3-point shot at the buzzer for a 23-15 lead. Brewster came out firing 3pointers in the third quarter, hitting three in a row for a 32-17 lead. Timbo Taylor scored 17 points, Driessen 16 and Parker

Girls From B1 The Goats led 19-5 after the first quarter and 29-11 at the half. Brittany Jewett scored 7 points and Callie Barker 6 for Oroville, which had all eight players score. Columbia of Hunters (1-2) is at Oroville (3-2) on Saturday, Dec. 15. Oroville (33) – Briana Moralez 3, Meagan Moralez 4, Brittany Jewett 7, Katie Tietje 1, Marissa Garcia 4, Callie Barker 6, Becky Arrigoni 2, Lily Hilderbrand 6. Rebounds (19) – Garcia 6, B. Moralez 4, Hilderbrand 4. Assists: Tietje 1, Barker 1. Steals: M. Moralez 1, Tietje 1, Garcia 1, Hilderbrand 1. Blocks: Hilderbrand 1. ◆◆◆◆◆ KETTLE FALLS – The Tonasket girls could muster only one quarter of double-digit scoring Dec. 8 in falling, 66-24, to Kettle Falls in a non-league game. Kylie Dellinger scored 8 points for Tonasket. Chelan (2-1) is at Tonasket (1-3) for a league game Saturday, Dec. 15. Tonasket (24) - Cleman 0, Jackson 5, Dellinger 8, Tyus 2, Goudeau 2, Johnson 4, Cholmondeley 2, Utt 1. ◆◆◆◆◆ REPUBLIC – The Republic High School girls basketball team improved to 4-0 by shellacking Northport, 62-28, in a league game Dec. 8. Republic led, 26-18, at halftime before outscoring Northport, 23-2, in the third quarter. Demi Jo Vaughn scored 18 points, Brianna Brown 16 and Savannah Bowe 10 for Republic. Cusick (3-0) is at Republic (4-0) in a battle for first place Friday, Dec. 14, in the north division of the Northeast 1B League. Republic goes to Inchelium (1-2) on Saturday, Dec. 15. Republic (62) - Smoak 0, Willett 0, McRae 0, Dillon 7, Rollins 0, Vaughn 18, Brown 16, Bowe 10, McQuay 6, Lane 5. ◆◆◆◆◆ IONE – Inchelium used a huge fourth quarter Dec. 8 to pick up its first win and hand Selkirk its first loss of the season. The Hornets flew to a 22-4 fourth period to douse the Indians, 47-42, in Northeast 1B north game. Inchelium trailed 25-17 at the half and 38-25 after three periods before breaking into the win column. Maraia Zacherle scored 20 points and Olivia Williams chipped in 11 for Inchelium.

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Almira/Coulee-Hartline’s coach, right, reacts to Omak’s Cody Smith pulling down a rebound Dec. 7 in Omak. Landdeck 14 for Brewster. Brewster (2-1) is at Omak (22) on Friday, Dec. 14, and returns home for Quincy (2-1) on Saturday, Dec. 15. Brewster (60) – Driessen 16, Divis 0, Hammons 10, Boesel 0, Landdeck 14, Riggan 2, Smith 0, Bach 1, Taylor 17, Dezellem 0. Rebounds: Hammons 9. Assists: Taylor 4. TONASKET – The Tonasket High School boys basketball team topped Oroville, 70-47, in a non-league game Dec. 7. Oroville (47) – Ildelfonso 7, C. Nigg 2, D. Nigg 4, Quick 4, Hughes 24, Tietje 6, Sarmiento 0. Tonasket (70) – Young 7, Orozco 20, Bensing 2, Terris 8, Juarez 0, Hires 0, Sund 4, Gage 13, Leep 16, Baller 0. Rebounds (46) – Sund 11, Juarez 9, Leep 8, Terris 6, Young 5, Orozco 5. Steals (8): Orozco 5. Assists: Orozco 5, Gage 2, Sund 2, Terris 2. ◆◆◆◆◆ CURLEW – A great first half turned into a victory for Curlew, 43-27, over Columbia of Hunters on Dec. 7. The Cougars led, 26-13, at the half and sewed up the game with a 9-4 fourth quarter. Doug Hermann scored 15 points and Dylan Drennan 12

for Curlew. Curlew (2-3) is at Selkirk (31) on Friday, Dec. 14, then returns home for Northport (23) on Saturday, Dec. 15. Curlew (43) - Drennan 12, G. Brown 2, McCullough 4, Herrmann 15, Beedle 3, Poore’ 2, Grumbach 3, T. Brown 2, Sanchez 0, Tresham 0. ◆◆◆◆◆ INCHELIUM – Cusick pounded Inchelium, 70-19, in a league game Dec. 7. Cusick led 21-2 after the first quarter and never looked back. Thomas Cohen scored 6 points to lead Inchelium. Inchelium (19) - Holford 4, Stensgar 0, Seymour 0, M. Silk 0, LeaderCharge 3, McDowell 0, Cohen 6, Desautel 3, J. Silk 0, Finley 2. ◆◆◆◆◆ REPUBLIC – The Republic High School boys basketball team beat St. Michael’s, 57-46, in a non-league game Dec. 7. The Tigers trailed, 13-11, after the first quarter before outscoring St. Michael’s, 28-16, the next two periods. Dan Slagle scored 14 points and Garrett Weller 13 for Republic. Republic (57) - Brown 8, Fritts 10, Weller 13, Hooper 6, Slagle 14, Leonard 4, McQuay 2.

Dec. 15. Box scores were not available. ◆◆◆◆◆ CURLEW – A slow first half doomed the Curlew girls, who fell, 60-47, to ColumbiaHunters on Dec. 7. Columbia picked up its first win of the season by outscoring Curlew, 33-17, in the first half. Haleigh Gibson scored 17 points and Lindsey Gibson scored 13 for Curlew. Curlew (2-3) is at Selkirk (31) on Friday, Dec. 14, and returns home for Northport (23) on Saturday, Dec. 15. Curlew (47) - L. Gibson 13, Mumford 9, H. Gibson 17, McCullough 7, Eberly 1. ◆◆◆◆◆ INCHELIUM – Cusick remained undefeated for the season after stopping a stubborn Inchelium girls basketball team, 47-33, Dec. 7. Olivia Williams scored 13 points for Inchelium.

0, Zacherle 6, Seymour 5, Williams 13, Finley 2, Campbell 6, Swan 1. ◆◆◆◆◆ REPUBLIC – Republic used a strong defensive effort to smother St. Michael’s, 61-13, in a non-league basketball game Dec. 7. Republic gave up only two points in the second half, none in the fourth quarter. Brianna Brown scored 15 points, Demi Jo Vaughn 12 and Savannah Bowe 20 for Republic. Republic (61) - Smoak 0, Willett 0, McRae 5, Dillon 4, Rollins 4, Vaughn 12, Brown 15, Bowe 12, McQuay 2, Lane 7. ◆◆◆◆◆ OMAK – Almira/CouleeHartline edged Omak, 40-36, in a non-league game Dec. 7. No scoring was available for the game. Brewster (3-0) is at Omak (1-3) on Friday, Dec. 14, and Cashmere (1-1) is at Omak on Saturday, Dec. 15.

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Trevor Peterson at 113, Dalton Wahl at 138, Derek Rimestad at 152, Austin Knowlton at 16 and Tanner Good at 285 all won bronze medals. Rade Pilkinton at 106 took fourth place. Sixth place went to Tim Frazier at 126, Boyd Lorz at 113 and Dyllan Walton at 132. “Leaving Tonasket at 5:30 a.m. didn’t seem to have an ill effect on our wrestlers,” coach Dave Mitchell said. “They wrestled tough, took a little nap between matches and came out

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Sidelines From B1 “Mixed martial arts is very popular, and there is a growing number of amateur mixed martial arts events being held in various venues without any oversight or safety rules in place for the athletes,” Licensing Director Alan Haight said. The new rules take effect on January 1, 2013, and will establish licensing requirements for event holders, officials and participants. They also will set license and renewal fees and introduce standard rules for competition and conduct. ◆◆◆◆◆ The News-Tribune in Tacoma, which I think has the best high school sports blog in the state, somehow left out Okanogan in its recent initial ranking of teams posted earlier this month. The News-Tribune posted a second poll a week later, Dec. 9, with Okanogan jumping into the Top 10 at No. 5. Chelan is No. 9 and Brewster No. 10. I guess I can forgive the newspaper for the initial oversight, and perhaps toast them. But come on, the Bulldogs return state MVP Kara Staggs, who also is a two-time league MVP. Experienced players returning include Caitlyn Behymer, Megan Parks and Kelsey Chiles to Cameron Moses and Vanessa VanderWeide.

Loup From B1 He’s also like to start a social night once a month, with friendly relay competition amongst four-person Nordic teams covering a 15-minute route starting and ending at the lodge. The fun would start in the evening, with skiers using headlamps and waiting between runs in the lodge. Teams would be handicapped, with none being all “Lycra clad, rice cake eaters,” he said. “If there is demand, we will do more.” Liman saw an advertisement for the Loup job, with the hill being in what he calls the “Metogan,” half way between the Methow and Okanogan valleys. “I toyed with the idea, and kind of rejected it,” he said of the position. “But I kept thinking about, it. This industry has been so good to me. Maybe I can give something back.” Lynn, who left in June, is living in Twisp, raising a son and is involved with roller derby, Liman said. Liman discovered the valley while working for K2 on Vashon Island and Seattle. “I came over to the Methow Valley 20 some years ago for mountain biking and cross country skiing. It was for the lifestyle here.” After retiring about three years ago, he built a log cabin near Twisp. “A close friend died suddenly and it jolted me,” Liman said. “Maybe you don’t have your dreams later in life, so I need to make my dreams now. You don’t get to live out your plan of building your dream house when you are 70. It’s not a dream house, it’s a cabin.” Soon Liman was leaving behind his condo in Seattle and spending more time at the cabin. Liman’s love of skiing and promoting the sport goes back to his roots on the east coast. “We had a hill a lot like the Loup,” Liman said of Bellayre Ski Center in New York, a hill with a 800-foot vertical drop. “It looked huge to me when I was only 6.” Liman grew up in Westchester, N.Y. then moved to New Hampshire, where he went to school while skiing. He became a ranked junior national racer, skied at the University of Colorado and ended up being on an AllAmerican ski team. Although he did not ski in the Olympics, he rubbed shoulders and competed against many that did. He was injured in 1966 his senior year in college. “I had a great career in skiing,” he said. With his skiing background, he became a natural working with ski manufacturers, who imported equipment back in the 1960s, when the industry took off. “I was lucky enough, the ski industry was doing 20 percent a year increases,” he said. He worked for various companies that imported boots, bindings, worked with technicians in vans that followed skiers around the U.S. and Europe and helped establish U.S. Ski Team strategies.

Okanogan also has some sharp freshmen, including Janice and Alexis Romero, Peyton Oules and Keanna Egbert, the sister of Ty Egbert now on scholarship at University of Idaho. The Bulldogs are starting fast at 4-0 prior to the start of league play this week. Teams will be fighting for a Top 4 finish in the Caribou Trail League to reach postseason play and one of three berths to state from crossover games with the Northeast 1A League. The CTL will be tough for boys and girls. But the girls appear to have five frontrunners for those four positions, so it’s going to be difficult just reaching the league tournament. And if the Tribune’s poll is to be believed, No. 2 Freeman and No. 5 Lakeside will not be pushovers in crossover games. I’ve got my calendar marked for Jan. 3, when Brewster (3-0) is at Okanogan and Jan. 29 when the Bulldogs go the Bears den. I should probably circle dates for No. 10 Chelan, too. Of note, Okanogan (4-0) and Tonasket (4-0) boys started the season undefeated. They were to play the first time Tuesday, Dec. 11. The Tigers head south to Okanogan for a rematch Jan. 25. You can follow league standings and scores online at www.omakchronicle.com/spt/ winter1213.shtml. Dec. 9 poll:

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Castle Rock and Omak. The 200-win club (coach, school if still coaching, seasons, wins, losses, ties, winning percentage: 1, Sid Otton, Tumwater, 45, 346127, (.732) 2, Terry Ennis, 35+, 287-87, (.767) 3, Bob Ames, Meridian, 39, 285133, (.682) 4, Monte Kohler, O’Dea, 28, 27145, (.858) 4, Dick Armstrong, 38, 271-95-10, (.734) 6, Don Anderson, 36, 269-63-4, (.807) 6, Glenn Rickert, 36, 269-72-10, (.781) 8, Steve Gervais, 31, 244-87, (.737) 9, Tom Ingles, 33, 243-106, (.696) 10, Phil Zukowski, Cashmere, 29, 237-80, (.748) ◆◆◆◆◆ There is good news in basketball land with the return of Wade Gebbers to the court for Whitworth University as it starts conference play. Gebbers, an AllNorthwest Conference Gebbers guard, has been getting healthy after a rocky start of the season. While he’s been gone, the team won two games. Gebbers returned Dec. 7 to start and play a team-high 35 minutes in a come-frombehind win over Pacific Lutheran, 63-56.

Girls – 1, Lynden Christian (1-0). 2, Freeman (3-0). 3, Blaine (2-0). 4, Cascade Christian (2-0) 5, Okanogan (4-0). 6, Lakeside of Nine Mile Falls (20). 7, Mount Baker (2-0). 8, Castle Rock (2-0). 9, Chelan (1-0). 10, Brewster (2-0). Boys – 1, Cascade Christian (2-0). 2, Lynden Christian (0-2). 3, Zillah (11). 4, Seattle Academy (4-0). 5, Toledo (3-0). 6, Cedar Park Christian (2-0). 7, Meridian (3-1). 8, Cashmere (2-1). 9, Eatonville (3-2). 10, Kalama (2-0). ◆◆◆◆◆ David Maley, the Rosalia statistician who keeps records on the state high school football teams, recently sent a compilation of the 200-win list of coaches (23) plus longest winning and losing streaks. Maley updates statewide coaches lists (more than 2,100 coaches listed) at www.gridironbeez.com. It’s not surprising that winning streak list includes state champions. Top winning streaks: Bellevue (3A), 40; Skyline (4A), 20; Liberty Christian (B-8), 16; Lind-RitzvilleSprague (B-11), 13; Lynden (2A), 13; Montesano (1A), 11; Wenatchee (4A), 5; Chelan (1A), 4; Emerald Ridge (4A), 4; Nooksack Valley (1A), 4. The top losing streaks include Curlew (10) and Manson (10) from our area. Mabton has the most at 32. The 200-win club includes former Brewster and Cascade coach Jack McMillan (37 years, 234-139-1), who recently announced his retirement at La Salle. Gary Smith of Omak has a record of 171-71-2 over 26 years (.705 winning percentage). Smith coached in Bridgeport,

He scored 6 points to go with 5 rebounds, 3 assists and a block for the 20th-ranked Pirates (4-1). Gebbers played 25 minutes of a blowout over the University of Puget Sound, 7845, on Dec. 8. He scored 2 points while handing out 5 assists and grabbing 2 re bounds and 2 steals in 25 minutes of play. ◆◆◆◆◆ The Tribune in Tacoma posted Dec. 6 its pre-season all state basketball teams for all school sizes. Brewster’s Chandler Smith, a 6-1 junior guard, is listed as well as Reardan’s Kelsey Moos, a 6-0 senior forward who is signed with Arizona State at wing. Moos and Reardan won last year’s 2B crown despite Smith scoring 35 points in the championship game. Brewster exacted some revenge Friday night, beating the Indians, 69-66, despite Moos going off for 37 points. Smith is listed as the state’s top point guard recruit for 2014. Others included on the first team are Brittany McPhee, Mount Rainier; Brooke Pahukoa, Lake Stevens; Laura Stockton, Gonzaga (daughter of John, her NBA Hall-of-Fame father). Second team: Beth Carlson, Archbishop Murphy; Kennedy Hobert, White River; Jade Redmon, Mead; Haley Smith, Skyline; Cori Woodward, Prairie. Pre-season all-state boys first team: Shaqquan Aaron, Rainier Beach; Donovan Dorsey, Timberline; Tre’Shaun Fletcher, Lincoln; Zach

Lavine, Bothell; Lucas Meikle, Bellarmine Prep. Second team: Brett Bailey, University; Marquis Davis, Rainier Beach; D.J. Fenner, Seattle Prep; Josh Martin, Bothell; Ahmaad Rorie, Lincoln. ◆◆◆◆◆ Shane Proctor, formerly from Coulee Dam and now from Mooresville, N.C., is in eighth place following four performances at the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, Nev. Proctor, who is projected to finish ranked No. 11, has one finals ride, that coming on the third day for 83 points on the bull MGM Pocket Change. The ride was worth $10,895.43. The 10-performances of the NFR wind up Dec. 15. ◆◆◆◆◆ A biathlon for experience racers ages 9 and up is planned for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Mazama Biathlon Range. The cost is $25 to $35. Those wanting to enter can call 509-996-3159. A free, guided snowshoe tours highlighting winter ecology are planned for 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22. ◆◆◆◆◆ Austin Benson of Brewster played 17 minutes and produced 3 points, 2 rebounds and a steal for Doane College in it’s 76-60 win over Morningside College on Dec. 8. Doane improved to 12-1 and is first in conference (5-1). Al Camp is the sports editor for The Chronicle. Email him at sports@omakchronicle.com.

Lots of snow for opener The Chronicle LOUP LOUP – Expect Loup Loup Ski Bowl to open Saturday after it received a couple inches of new snow Sunday. The forecast is for more snow in the middle of the week. “Telemetry looks good, grooming looks good, life support systems working, quad chair ready to roll, ski shop bustling, ticket windows ready, day lodge fireplace crackling, chestnuts roasting by the open fire,” said excited general manager Sandy Liman. “We have snow up the ying yang. It’s embarrassing the amount of snow we have and the valley doesn’t have.” The ticket window will be open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday and Friday for those wishing wanting to get a jump on skiing and get their ski pass photos done. The Wolf Pack Pass, which gives a discount on lift tickets, will be on sale as well as lastminute rental, repair and ski adjustment needs, Liman said. The hills has been compacted twice and a tiller used a couple times. “We have the right kind of snow,” Liman said. “The last few storms rained at 3,800 feet and snowed 8 inches at 3,900. Our base is 4,000 feet, so we have the snow. “It’s going to be a great opening day.” Loup hours will be 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. (last chair leaves) on weekends, Wednesday and Friday. The hill plans to stay open every day but Christmas, Dec. 25, and partially open Dec. 24, from the opening to Jan. 2.

“Even if I was not on the ski team, I knew a lot of ski team kids in there and used to combine with business,” he said. “I was living the lifestyle.” His work allowed him to attend the 1980 Winter Olympics at Lake Placid, N.Y. “It was interesting to see the whole country come together” over hockey, he said of attending the games. “It was pretty amazing. I was there with a couple college classmates at the Russian game.” The U.S. unexpectedly beat Russia in the semifinals and then Norway for the gold medal. Liman brings not only skiing and manufacturing experience, but also business acumen with a marketing degree. “I’ve never had a job that I did not like, or worked in an industry I did not like,” he said. “Everyone likes to carve a good turn,” he said. “I don’t do the bumps any more. They are too hard on the back. But the latest equipment has given back some that nature has taken away.” Sitzmark near Havillah and northeast of Tonasket awaits more snow before opening. Snow blasted Stevens Pass, which opened Dec. 8, on state Highway 2 west of Leavenworth. The hill received three of snow in 12 hours and 69 inches total on weekend.

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The Chronicle ORIENT — The school will join with Kettle River Grange for a community Christmas program at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, at the Grange Hall, 25262 N. state Highway 395. Presentations will be given by students, community members and Grange members. Other school programs include: Brewster Fifth- and sixth-grade choir students and fifth-grade through high school bands will perform their winter concert at 6 tonight, Dec. 12, in the High School gym, 503 S. Seventh Ave. Bridgeport An Elementary School winter concert will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 13 at the school, 1400 Tacoma Ave.

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Curlew The school’s Christmas program will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at the school, 47 Curlew School Road. Students in kindergarten through sixth-grade will perform with special guests. Santa will visit at the program’s end.

Cinderella (Becky Mae Taylor) dances with her broom, dreaming of going to the ball, during the Children’s Dance Theater production of “Cinderella.” The ballet ran Dec. 7-9.

Inchelium A Christmas program will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, at the school, 2 Hornet Ave.

Wednesday Dec. 12

Keller “Christmas at the OK Corral,” will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, at the school, 17 S. School Road. Santa will visit.

Story time will be at 1:30 p.m. at the Winthrop Public Library, 49 state Highway 20. Information: 509-9962685. Advent Taize services of chants and prayers will be at 5:15 p.m. at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, 637 W. Ridge Drive. Game night and an acoustic music jam will be from 6-9 p.m. at the Community Cultural Center, 411 S. Western Ave., Tonasket. Similar events are planned every other Wednesday throughout the winter. Admission charged; dinner available. Those attending are asked to bring games, snacks, cookies and acoustical instruments. Emele Clothier will perform from 6-9 p.m. at Twisp River Suites, 140 Twisp River Road. Free admission. Information: 509-997-0100. A Christmas concert by Cascadia Chorale and Pipestone Orchestra will be at 7 p.m. at the Methow Valley Community Center, 201 state Highway 20, Twisp. Admission is free. AWANA, for children in preschool through sixth-grade, will be from 78:30 p.m. at Cascade Bible Church, 1119 N. Methow Valley Highway, Twisp. Information: 509-997-8312.

Thursday Dec. 13 The Popular Novels Book Club will be from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the Pioneer Room of the Omak Public Library, 30 S. Ash St., Omak. The book for discussion is “The Help,” by Kathryn Stockett. Information: 509-826-1820. English as a second language classes are from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday nights through March 28 at Brewster Elementary School, 503 S. Seventh St. Information: 509-6892581. “A Christmas Story” will be at 7 p.m. at the Merc Playhouse, 101 S. Glover St., Twisp. Admission charged. Tickets: 509-997-PLAY or www.brown papertickets.com. Information: 509997-7529. Nicotine Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. in the Shove House meeting room, behind Okanogan Behavioral HealthCare, 1007 Koala Drive. Information: 509-846-5146.

Friday Dec. 14 Story time for preschoolers will be at 11:30 a.m. at the Omak Public Library, 30 S. Ash St., Omak. The featured story is “Room for a Little One: A Christmas Tale,” by Martin

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Waddell. Information: 509-826-1820. Pipestone School of Music students will perform at noon at the Methow Valley Senior Center, 201 state Highway 20, Twisp. Information: 509-997-7722. “Sip and Shop” events will be from 5-7 p.m. Fridays at the Confluence Gallery and Art Center, 104 Glover St., Twisp. Live music and holiday crafts will be offered. “A Christmas Story” will be at 7 p.m. at the Merc Playhouse, 101 S. Glover St., Twisp. Admission charged. Tickets: 509-997-PLAY or www.brown papertickets.com. Information: 509997-7529. Whiskey Syndicate will perform at 7 p.m. at the Old Schoolhouse Brewery, 155 Riverside Ave., Winthrop. Free admission. Information: 509-9963183. The Blackberry Bushes string band performs at 8 p.m. at the Twisp River Pub, 201 state Highway 20, Twisp. Free admission. Information: 509-997-6822.

Saturday Dec. 15 Omak seniors will host a Christmas bazaar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Omak Community Center, 601 Benton St., Omak. The Holiday Biathlon will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Mazama Biathlon Range, 1.5 km east of the Corral Trailhead. Fee charged. The event is for experienced biathlon racers age 9 and older. Information: 509-996-3159. A Christmas craft and gift show will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in The Courtyard Downtown, 28 N. Main St., Omak. Local piano students will perform. A Mosaic Mandalas class will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Confluence Gallery and Art Center, 104 Glover St., Twisp. Fee charged. Information and registration: 509-997-2787. A youth Christmas play, “Three Wee Kings,” will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Omak First Presbyterian Church, 9 S. Birch St. Caroling is planned. A soup meal will be served after the play. WinterFest is planned from 5-9 p.m. at TwispWorks, 502 S. Glover St., Twisp. The event features food, drink, live music with Dainty Saints from Ellensburg, a bonfire and open artist studios. Admission charged. “A Christmas Cinderella” will be from 6-8 p.m. at the Community Cultural Center, 411 S. Western Ave., Tonasket. Admission charged, or donation to the food bank. Information: 509-486-1328.

Methow Valley • A concert will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, in the Liberty Bell Junior-Senior High School multipurpose room, 18 Twin Lakes Road, Winthrop. The concert band, jazz band and orchestra will perform. • An elementary music program will be at 1 p.m.

Nespelem The holiday program will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, at the school, 229 School Loop Road. Okanogan • Virginia Grainger Elementary School plans a singalong during the Project Proud laser light show at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, in the gym, 1118 S. Fifth Ave. • The Middle and High Schools’ winter concert will be at 7 tonight, Dec. 12, in the school cafetorium, 244 S. Fifth Ave. Band and choir students in sixth- through 12th-grades will perform. In lieu of an admission charge, those attending are asked to contribute a toy to the National Honor Society toy drive. Omak • North Omak Elementary School winter music programs are planned for Dec. 17 and Dec. 20 at the school, 615 N. Oak St. Dec. 17 “Musical Gingerbread Man” programs, in the Polaris Room, include: 8 a.m., Hack’s morning class; 9:10 a.m., Fletcher’s morning class; 9:50 a.m., Hughes’ morning class; 12:35 p.m., Hack’s afternoon class; 1:15 p.m., Fletcher’s afternoon class; 1:55 p.m., Hughes’ afternoon class. Dec. 20 programs, in the gym, include: 12:30 p.m., firstgraders; 1:30 p.m., secondgraders. • East Omak Elementary School winter music concerts will be Wednesday, Dec. 19, in the school gym, 715 Omak Ave. Third-graders will perform at 6 p.m., followed by fourthgraders at 6:30 p.m. and fifthgraders at 7 p.m. • Middle and High School students will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, in the Omak Performing Arts Center, 14 S.

Orchestra-chorus concert set The Chronicle OMAK – “Blessed Are They,” the Okanogan Valley Orchestra and Chorus Christmas concert, will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, in the Omak Performing Arts Center, 14 S. Cedar St. concert features The Cedar St. Choral and instrumental students in sixth- through 12thgrades will perform. Oroville • Junior and Senior High students will give their winter concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, in the school commons, 1008 Ironwood St. • Students in fourththrough sixth-grades will perform at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, in the Elementary School gym, 808 Main St.

“Messiah,” by Handel; “Carol of Bells,” by Leontovich; “Russian Christmas Music,” by Alfred Reed, and a Christmas singalong. Admission is by season ticket or $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $8 for youth. Youngsters under age 12 will be admitted free. Highway 20. Tonasket The Winter Concert for middle and high school students will be Jan. 23. The Grand Coulee Dam School District’s program was Dec. 10. Sky High

Paschal Sherman Indian School A Christmas program will be at 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at the school, 169 North End Omak Lake Road, Omak.

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Pateros The school’s music program begins at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, with the elementary holiday sing-along. Secondary band and choir students will give their holiday concert at 7 p.m. Both will be in the school gym, 344 Beach St.

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Republic Students in kindergarten through 12th-grade will give their winter concert at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, in the High School gym, 30306 state

‘A Christmas Cinderella’ opens Dec. 15 TONASKET — The Community Cultural Center, 411 S. Western Ave., will offer five performances of the musical “A Christmas Cinderella,” starting Saturday Dec. 15. The program, which runs through Dec. 19, features students in third- through fifth-grades and 10th- and 11th-graders. Diana Luca Brown directs the play. Curtain times are 6 p.m. Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday, and 1 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. The weekday shows are for Tonasket school students, the public can attend, too. Admission is $2 or a non-perishable item for the Tonasket Food Bank.

Game night, jam planned in Tonasket TONASKET – Game night and an acoustic music jam will be from 6-9 tonight, Dec. 12, at the Community Cultural Center, 411 S. Western Ave. Similar events are planned every other Wednesday throughout the winter. A $5 charge includes dinner of hamburgers, hot dogs, vegetable chili, salad, cornbread and desserts. Those attending can bring snacks and cookies.

Merc sets auditions for ‘God of Carnage’ TWISP – Auditions for the Tony Award-winning play “God of Carnage” will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, at the Merc Playhouse, 101 S. Glover St. Parts are available for men and women to play characters in their late 30s to late 40s. Rehearsals start the week of Jan. 14. Performances are March 1-17. More information and alternate audition times are available by calling 509-997-7529. — The Chronicle

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Criminal Matters From Okanogan County Superior Court records Meth charge filed Omar Medina Hermenegildo, 19, was charged with possession of methamphetamine and marijuana. A Washington State Patrol trooper allegedly found the drugs in Hermenegildo’s vehicle after stopping the man for failing to signal when changing lanes. Xhurape charged William Luquin Xhurape, 22, was charged wtih first-degree possession of stolen property. Xhurape was arrested by Colville Tribal Police around 3:10 a.m. Nov. 22 on U.S. Highway 97 at milepost 289.5. The vehicle’s license plate allegedly matched a stolen vehicle from Okanogan County. Windsor pleads guilty Nicki Kaylin Windsor, 21, Omak, pleaded guilty Dec. 3 to disorderly conduct and first-degree criminal trespass. She was sentenced to 90 days with 85 suspended. Bell-Irving guilty of possession John Duncan Bell-Irving, 25, pleaded guilty Dec. 3 to two possession charges for crimes committed on Aug. 8. He was sentenced to five days with five suspended for possession of more than 40 grams of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance other than marijuana. Charges dismissed Charges of manufacturing marijuana against Thomas A. Daubenschmidt, 61, Oroville, were dismissed Dec. 3. Law enforcement was unable to retrieve evidence necessary for the state to proceed to trial on the 1997 charge, court records said.

Sheriff From Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office complaints Dec. 6 Vehicle theft on Unger Road, Brewster. Utility tailer taken. Malicious mischief on Max Goehry Road, Brewster. Burglary on Stalder Road, Tonasket. Firearms, bows and chainsaw taken. Burglary on Okanogan Street, Malott. Vehicle crash on Old Highway 97, Brewster. Vehicle prowl on Longanecker Road, Tonasket. Dec. 5 Vehicle crash on state Highway

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Omak Police From Omak Police Department reports Dec. 6 Assault on South Fir Street.

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Assault on South Cedar Street. Burglary on West Second Avenue. Vehicle crash on Koala Drive. Assault on South Granite Street. Theft on Engh Road. Dec. 5 Assault on Pine Street. Dec. 4 Theft on Omache Drive. Dec. 3 Fire on Index Street. About $500 damage done by fire in a wall, Fire Chief Kevin Bowling said. Fraud on Okoma Drive. Check lost on Engh Road. Dec. 2 Assault on Engh Road. Malicious mischief on Engh Road. Dec. 1 Pornography complaint on North Main Street. An officer determined the computer images weren’t criminal. Theft on East Bartlett Avenue. Fraud on Index Street. Theft on East Dewberry Avenue. Propain tanks taken. Vehicle hit a dog on Riverside Drive. License plate taken on South Main Street. Burglary on South Main Street. Assault on West Apple Avenue. Assault on Pine Street. Nov. 30 Vehicle crash on Okoma Drive. Malicious mischief on South Elm Street. Wallet lost on Riverside Drive.

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To get the rest of the news . . . subscribe to The Chronicle Published by The Chronicle, 618 Okoma Drive, PO Box 553, Omak, WA 98841 To place your ad, call 509-826-1110 or 800-572-3446, or log onto www.omakchronicle.com REAL ESTATE Houses For Sale ........100 Manufactured Homes .110 Orchards & Farms ......120 Acreage & Lots ..........130 Commercial Property .140 Land Wanted .............150 Housing Wanted ........160 For Rent ....................180 Vacation Property ......190

100 Houses for Sale OMAK 1983 3 bdrm., 2-bth., 28X54 mobile home on rented lot. $39,000 (509) 429-7219 Leave message. OMAK FLATS FSBO Single level stick built home updated in 2011, 3bdrm. + office, 1.5-bath. “hobby farm” on 2 irrig. acres with a large heated 2-car shop/garage, 4 additional outbuildings, chicken coop, and a barn all with metal roof. Motivated seller. See property at 67 Jaquish Rd., call 509-846-9357 for more info. OMAK HOME FOR SALE 3-bdrm.1-bath, 3.3 acres under irrigation. Ready to move into. See at 96 Nichols Rd. $180,000 (509) 422-2396

110 Manufactured Homes Triplewide Model Home now at S&H Mfg. Homes, stop by and walk thru, 2112 Elmway, Okanogan. Website is www.shnewhome.com. Call us for pricing or questions, 509-422-4142. shhomes@communitynet .org

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130 Acreage and Lots

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PINE CREEK Trees, water, power, phone, septic system approval, surveyed. $2,000 down, flexible monthly payments. (509) 826-5226

180 For Rent 1 Bdrm home in Okanogan, near elementary school. No smoking/pets. References required. $475 month with $400 cleaning/ damage deposit. 509-4221612 leave msg. 2-Bdrm.,and 3 bdrm. mobile homes for rent in Okanogan. NO PETS. 509-422-1755 AFFORDABLE APTS. Omak, 2 & 3 & 4 Bedrooms. Income limit restrictions apply. Non Smoking. E.H.O., Wheelchair accessible. Currently accepting applications for waiting list. (509) 4221488

BIG VALLEY REALTY FOR RENT 3-Bdrm. House $750 3-Bdrm. home adult park. $800 2-Bdrm. House $550 2-Bdrm., Apt. $575 3-Bdrm. House $675 Mon.-Fri. 9AM-5PM 509-422-6066

East Village Apartments Now Accepting Applications! Children’s play area. Preference given to agricultural workers. Section 8 welcome. Please call 509-826-1402

Apartamentos de East Village Estamos aceptando aplicaciones! Tenemos area para que jueguen los ninos. Preferencia es dada a trabajadores del campo. Si tiene seccion 8 bienvenidos. Numero Telefonico 509-826-1402. Se habla espanol! Flyin’“O” Storage Outside Storage Available. 509-322-5926 OKANOGAN Taking applications, 2bdrm., 1-bth., Brand new remodel. $650 mo., plus deposit. NO PETS/NO SMOKING. incl. w/s/g. (509) 826-3094 Omak 2-bdrm. apartment, appliances, $700/mo., $400 deposit, all utilities paid. (509)-422-1961 Omak, looking for roommates for shared house. Good location just 2 blocks from College. Two rooms available @ $285 per month each, includes all utilities. (509) 422-0502 to set up appointment to meet us. OROVILLE Studio’s ranging from $350-$450 per month, Most utilities paid. (509) 846-9531 leave message.

Reduced Business Rental Okanogan (across from Legion Park) Two retail/office units, each 640 sq.ft., $425/mo. each, one with optional 480 sq.ft. garage with 10x10 roll-up door, $615 unit with storage. Call 509-322-2344 or 434-822-0755

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

Riverside Very nice 3-bdrm., 2-bath mobile home in Riverside at Glenwood Park. Very private and well maintained. $675 per month with $325 damage deposit. Very small pets allowed with additional damage deposit. Available now. Good work and rental history required. Contact Roger at 425-501-3955 or email HollidayProperties @msn.com for application. Will return calls in the evening.

BUYING Non farris metal competitive prices paid. (509) 322-8049 for prices.

VISTA PARK HOMES APARTMENTS 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom units ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS Must be income eligible For more information call 509-689-1191 TTY# 1-425-562-4002 Located at 509 4th Street Brewster

ELMWOOD APARTMENT 880 2nd Ave. S. Okanogan Accepting applications for waiting list 2 and 3 bedrooms. Must meet eligibility criteria. Applications available at office or call William at (509) 422-0004. TDD 1(800)833-6388

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215 Daycare Just Like Home Childcare Special: FREE ENROLLMENT! Your child will be cared for in a licensed, loving family home environment that will become “Just Like Home”. Openings now available ages 18 mnths. & older. Contact Nancy Hein 509-826-2832

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employees’ job satisfaction and take pride in providing a place to work that encourages growth, teamwork, communication and positive employee/supervisor relationships. FHC is a not for profit Community Health Center dedicated to providing quality health care regardless of ability to pay. EVERYONE is welcome. We have the following opportunities available: Okanogan HCA-A,C,E (MA), HCA-A or CNA - 2 Full time. English/Spanish bilingual required Registered Dietitian Full time. English/Spanish Bilingual preferred Dental Hygienist/Community Health RDH - Full Time. Brewster (Jay St): Promotor/Promotora - 2 Per Diem positions English/Spanish Bilingual required HCAA,C,E (MA), HCA-A or CNA - Full time. English/ Spanish bilingual preferred. Brewster (Indian Ave): Patient Navigator - 2 full time positions. English/ Spanish bilingualrequired. HCA-A,C,E (MA), HCA-A or CNA -2 Full Time. English/Spanish bilingual required. RN or LPN-PerDiem

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DOG of the Week Puppies, 7 of them. 6 weeks old. Ready to go. $50 ea. Keystone Animal Rescue, Pics on Facebook Kris (509) 322-7604 or Linda 322-5549 Hours: Weekdays by Appt. Sat. 11am - 6pm Sun., By appt.

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

340 Work Wanted (free) 17 YEAR OLD LOOKING for babysitting job, or housekeeping job, or house sitting. Good with animals and kids, $9 per hour, $10-$20 per day. (509) 846-4806 Experienced Caregiver looking for afternoon shifts in the Omak/ Okanogan area with an Aging & Adult Care client (509) 486-2378 eves. NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Washington State law (RCW 18.27.100) requires that all advertisements for construction related services include the contractor’s current Department of Labor and Industries registration number in the

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509-826-7130 • www.johnlscott.com Spectacular home, 2360 sq ft. 4 bed/2 1/2 bath. Up/Lev feature living & Dining, kitchen w/all appliance & 3 bed,1 1/2 baths. Lo/lev features new mas/suite w/bed/bath & large bonus room. Heat pump, lots of updates. Property is fenced, horse ready, perm sprinklers, shed, fire pit,deck,2 ponds. 1900 sq ft garage w/loft. Kathy Wilcox 632 Riverside Dr., Omak, Mike McDaniel, Broker

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OMAK ESTATE SALE Dec. 14th thru 18th, 9am4pm. 38 Sand Flat Rd. High end furniture and furnishings. Items from Japan, Turkey, France and Germany. Some antiques. NO CLOTHING, NOTHING FOR CHILDREN.

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

430 Livestock Exchange Davenport WA. Sale Every Monday 1-800-372-6845 Jack McGuinness 509-703-3982 Kale McGuinness 509-703-3981 24 Hour Market Report (509) 725-1008

TONASKET. 2.99 Acres.Irrigation. Very Nice 3-bdrm, 2-1/2 Bth. 2600+ sq.ft. 2-car Garage. Appliances. N. Pine Creek. 5 miles town. 36x36 Shop, Big Doors. $255,000.00

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WAUCONDA. 1.99 Acres. A-Frame Cabin. Well. Power. Septic. Phone. 1/2 mile Natl. Forest. 1 mile Store/Restaurant. $72,500.00

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Clean Four Plex Apartment Very nice four plex with all units having two bedrooms and two baths. Includes paved parking and well maintained grounds. Hookups for washer and dryer in each unit. Located only a few blocks from shopping in downtown Oroville. Built in 1995 these apartments have had excellent care. Owner financing available. $310,000.

415B S. Whitcomb, Tonasket 509-486-2295 www.uppervalleyrealty.net email: dbrothers@ncidata.com Dennis Brothers, Broker; Jerry Bradley, Sales Associates

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2000 DODGE Ram 1500 Laramie SLT. V-8 Canopy, studded tires, 99,000 miles. Good condition. $5200 call or text (509) 560-3047

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530 Pets CATS Looking to add a Cat to your family, Call us we may have the perfect pet for you. 1st & 3rd Sat. at Spring Coulee 2nd & 4th Sat. Find us at Big R 10am - 2pm Animal Foster Care 4-Spring Coulee Rd Okanogan WA 98840 (509) 422-3364

Brewster (Indian Ave) Patient Navigator – 2 Full time positions. English/Spanish bilingual required. HCA-A,C,E (MA), HCA-A or CNA – 2 Full time. English/Spanish bilingual required RN or LPN – Per Diem See www.myfamilyhealth.org for job descriptions. Submit cover letter and resume or application to FHC, c/o Human Resources, PO Box 1340, Okanogan, WA 98840 or email: HR@myfamilyhealth.org. Open until filled. EOE

114 B Crumbacher Rd.-Private location, custom built home, 3 bd home on 4.37 acres, in the Crumbacher area. Spacious kitchen with Oak cabinets and in kitchen eating area plus formal dining room, master bed on main floor, 2 upstairs with 3 dormers. Well maintained, attached garage with a separate shop anyone would love. Deck for summer enjoyment and hot tub stays. Room for horses. NWML# 354148 $319,000

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40 ACRES. Fenced Lush Pasture. Tree Farmed Evergreens. Views. Quiet. 2-bdrm, 11/2 Bth Home. Garage/Shop w/Insulated Room. Tunk Valley, Riverside. $199,900.00

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LOTS OF ROOM in this 4 bed/1 ba remodeled Omak home w/rm for expansion & extra bath in basement. Living rm w/new flooring, kitchen w/appliances & dining area, utility rm w/washer, dryer & sink, 2 main flr bedrms w/built-ins, upstairs-2 rm bedrm. Basement has storage areas & newly finished bedrm. New wiring, some new plumbing, windows & flooring. Heat pump, comp roof, parking in back. Fenced front yard. $119,500 H-1941/MLS424650

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TONASKET $279,000 3 BD, 2.25 BA, cedar home, private setting, 7.5 acres backing to BLM land. Expansive windows, vaulted ceilings, large loft, heat pump. 2 car garage, breeze way, covered patio, and garden area. #369144

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620 Trucks & Vans 800 Okanogan 2002 FORD 4X4 Expediton XLT 145k, 3rd seat, tow pkg, very clean, $8000 OBO 509-429-1799

94 Chevy Geneva Geneva Sportsvan, (not a conversion) passenger, only 30,000 original miles. Leather seats, back bench makes into a bed. Seats 7. Lots of cubbies for storage, teak wood throughout. New tires and in very good condition. $7,000 (509) 322-4034 94 T-100 TOYOTA 4x4 P/U, 6 cylinder, 5 spd, canopy, new tires, brakes, shocks and tuneup. 226,000 miles. Excellent condition. $4,000 Located near Tonasket. (509) 4862272

180 Statewides This newspaper participates in a statewide classified ad program sponsored by the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association, a statewide association of weekly newspapers. The program allows classified advertisers to submit ads for publication in participating weeklies throughout the state in compliance with the following rules. You may submit an ad for the statewide program through this newspaper or in person to the WNPA office. The rate is $255 for up to 25 words, plus $10 per word over 25 words. WNPA reserves the right to edit all ad copy submitted and to refuse to accept any ad submitted for the statewide program. WNPA, therefore, does not guarantee that every ad will be run in every newspaper. WNPA will, on request, for a fee of $40, provide information on which newspapers run a particular ad within a 30 day period. Substantive typographical error (wrong address, telephone number, name or price) will result in a "make good", in which a corrected ad will be run the following week. WNPA incurs no other liability for errors in publication. EDUCATION/CAREER TRAINING ATTEND COLLEGE online from home. *Medical *Business *Criminal Justice. *Hospitality. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified.. Call 866-4834429. www.CenturaOnline.com FOR SALE $100 CASH BONUS on HiSpeed Internet to 15 mbps. From $39.99/mo. Get Free Dish TV and Get a $50 bonus! Eagle Satellite 800386-7222 EVENTS-FESTIVALS ANNOUNCE your festival for only pennies. Four weeks to 2.7 million readers statewide for about $1,200. Call this newspaper or 1 (206) 634-3838 for more details. FINANCIAL LOCAL PRIVATE INVESTOR loans money on real estate equity. I loan on houses, raw land, commercial property and property development. Call Eric at (800) 563-3005. www.fossmortgage.com HELP WANTED -DRIVERS DRIVER --$0.03 enhanced quarterly bonus. Get paid for any portion you qualify for: safety, production, MPG. CDL-A, 3 months current OTR experience. 800-414-9569 www.driveknight.com LEGAL SERVICES DIVORCE $155. $175 with children. No court appearances. Complete preparation. Includes custody, support, property division and bills. BBB member. (503) 772-5295. www.paralegalalter natives.com legalalt@msn.com

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County Legal Advertising (2012-471 DEC. 12) NOTICE OF APPLICATION AND PUBLIC HEARING OPEN SPACE/TIMBER 2012-11 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Okanogan County Regional Planning Commission that a scheduled Public Hearing is set to hear an application submitted by Marvin A. Maddux for a transfer from Designated Forest to Open Space Timber Tax Classification on his property. The property is located off of Cow Camp Rd, approximately 6.4 miles southeast of Chesaw. The property can be identified as parcel number 3930013012 located i n Section 01, Township 39N, Range 30E, Willamette Meridian. Said hearing is scheduled January 28, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the Commissioner’s hearing room located on the first floor of the Grainger Administration Building at 123 Fifth Ave. Nor th, Okanogan, Washington, a t which time the Regional Planning Commission will hear public testimony on the issue. The public is invited to comment on this project. Please send comments to: Okanogan County Office of Planning & Development, Angie Hubbard, 123 5th Ave. N, Suite 130, Okanogan, WA 98840, (509) 422-7160. Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle. (2012-475 Dec. 12) Notice of Final Decision Lampson SE 2012-19 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Amanda Barge, Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife has submitted a Joint Aquatic Resource Permit Application (JARPA) for an Okanogan County Shoreline Exemption. The Lampson Ditch Fish Screen Replacement project will entail the replacement of the current fish screen with one that is compliant with state and federal criteria, relocate the fish screen in the existing irrigation canal, create a new piped sluice structure and create a new piped bypass/fish return structure from the irrigation canal to Beaver Creek. The project is located on Beaver Creek on parcel 3322110020 within Okanogan County, T. 33, N, R, 22 EWM, S. 11. Direct questions and comments to: Charlene Schumacher, Senior Planner, Okanogan County Office of Planning & Development, 123 5th Ave. N, Suite 130, Okanogan, WA 98840, (509) 422-7113. Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle. (2012-476 Dec. 12, 19 & 26) IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF OKANOGAN JUVENILE IN RE THE DEPENDENCY OF: EMILIA VERDUZCO A Minor Child DOB: 09/27/2001 COURT NO.: 12-7001278 NOTICE AND SUMMONS/ORDER Dependency Hearing STATE OF WASHINGTON TO ANYONE CLAIMING PARENTAL INTEREST IN THE ABOVE NAMED CHILD. I. NOTICE OF HEARING 1.1 You are notified that a petition was filed with this court, alleging that the above named child is dependent. 1.2 A hearing will be held on January 17, 2013 at 1:00 p.m., At Juvenile Court, Okanogan County Court House, Okanogan, Washington. 1.3 The purpose of the hearing is to hear and consider evidence on the petition.

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We’ve Been Looking For You! Colville Tribal Federal Corporation (CTFC) is searching for a Corporate IT Manager to join our team with competitive pay and excellent benefits. Closing date is Dec. 21, 2012. Also - Trading Post Deli Cook F/T - P/T is being sought. Closing Date is Dec. 14, 2012. To become our newest team member please submit resumes to CTEC, Attn: HR, P.O. Box 5, Coulee Dam, WA 99116 or email to debi@ctecorp.org or call 509634-3208.

1.4 If you do not appear, the court may enter an order in your absence establishing dependency. II. SUMMONS/ORDER TO APPEAR 2.1 YOU ARE SUMMONED AND REQUIRED to appear at the hearing on the date, time and place indicated. NOTICE VIOLATION OF THIS ORDER OR SUMMONS IS SUBJECT TO A PROCEEDING FOR CONTEMPT OF COURT PURSUANT TO RCW 13.34.070. A DEPENDENCY PETITION BEGINS A PROCESS WHICH, IF THE CHILD IS FOUND DEPENDENT, MAY RESULT IN PERMANENT TERMINATION OF THE PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIP. Dated this 7th Day of December, 2012 By direction of the Honorable JACK BURCHARD Judge of the Superior Court Okanogan County, Washington CHARLEEN GROOMES Clerk of the Superior Court Okanogan County, Washington by: Ada Ward Deputy Clerk Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle. (2012-478 Dec. 12) Notice of Public Hearing for Critical Areas Ordinance The hearing for proposed Okanogan County Critical Areas Ordinance has b e e n continued to January 28, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. before the Okanogan County Regional Planning Commission. At that time the board will take verbal testimony regarding the October 22, 2012 draft of the Critical Areas Ordinance. The verbal testimony will be restricted to 10 minutes per person or group. You may not assign your time to another party. The hearing will commence in the Commissioners Hearing Room in the Virginia Grainger Administration Building at 123 5th Ave. North, Okanogan WA 98840. Written comments may be submitted at the hearing or may be mailed to: Okanogan County Office of Planning and Development, 123 5th Ave. North, Suite 130, Okanogan, WA 98840. Written comments may also be submitted electronically to ahubbard@co.okanogan. wa.us. The document may be downloaded at www.okanogancounty.org / planning, follow the button on the top of the page titled SMP/CAO or you can contact Sharon McKenzie at the above listed add r e s s , smckenzie@co.okanogan .wa.us, or 509-422-7160 for additional methods to receive the document. Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle. (2012-479 Dec. 12) Okanogan County Notice of Final Decision Project: Dirt Road PDM 2012-2 Proponent: Janet & Lincoln Loehr Decision: Approved Appeal Deadline: January 2, 2013 The Okanogan County Office of Planning and Development approved the above-noted project. Within 21 calendar days of the publication date, parties with standing may appeal this decision to Okanogan County Superior Court at 149 N. 3rd Ave., Okanogan, WA, pursuant to RCW 36.70 C. Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle.

810 Cities of O m a k , Okanogan and Brewster Legal Advertising (2012-340 Dec. 12) City of Omak Notice of the Adoption of the Final 2013 Budget Omak City Council Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Omak will adopt the Final Budget for 2013 on Monday, December 17, 2012, at the regular Council meeting. The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM in the Council Chambers, located at 2 North Ash in Omak. Copies of the final document will be available to the public after that date. Published by Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle.

(2012-473 Dec. 12) NOTICE OF ORDINANCE PASSED BY THE OKANOGAN CITY COUNCIL The following is a summary of the Ordinance adopted by the Okanogan City Council at the Regular Council Meeting of December 4, 2012: Ordinance No. 1133: An Ordinance of the City of Okanogan, Washington, repealing Ordinance No. 1114, establishing user fees, and charges for the City of Okanogan for fiscal year 2013. A copy of the complete text of this ordinance is available from City Hall, 120 Third Avenue, North PO Box 752 Okanogan, Washington 98840. Upon request to the Clerk’s office at 422-3600, copies can be mailed. Craig Attwood City Clerk-Treasurer Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle. (2012-477 Dec. 12) CITY OF OKANOGAN SMALL WORKS ROSTER NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS In accordance with RCW 39.04.155 and as authorized by the City Council, the City of Okanogan maintains a small works roster and is now accepting applications for its 2013 Small Works Roster. The roster may be used to select contractors for projects with an estimated cost of up to $300,000 including costs of labor, materials, equipment, sales and use tax as applicable. The required application forms can be picked up at the Okanogan City Hall, 120 North Third Avenue, Okanogan, or will be mailed to interested parties upon request made to: Okanogan City Clerk, P.O. Box 752, Okanogan Washington 98840, (509) 422 - 3600. Minority, Disadvantaged and Women’s owned businesses are encouraged to apply. Firms currently on the City’s Small Works Roster do not need to reapply unless there have been changes to their business or types of projects they wish to be considered for. Craig Attwood Clerk-Treasurer Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle.

820 Other legal Advertising (2012-425 Nov. 21 & Dec. 12) NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Pursuant to the Revised Code of Washington 61.24, et seq. TS No.: WA-12-503634-SH APN No.: 2350060100 Title Order No.: 120101691-WAGNO Grantor(s): MARLIN J. SAULSBURY Grantee(s): WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Deed of Trust Instrument/Reference No.: 3122827 I. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Quality Loan Service Corp. of Washington, the undersigned Trustee, will on 12/21/2012, at 10:00 AM At the front entrance of the Okanogan County Courthouse, 149 Third North in the City of Okanogan, WA 98840 sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable in the form of credit bid or cash bid in the form of cashier’s check or certified checks from federally or State char tered

www.omakchronicle.com banks, at the time of sale the following described real property, situated in the County of OKANOGAN, State of Washington, to-wit: LOTS 1 THRU 3, BLOCK 6, PLAT OF THE TOWN OF RIVERSIDE, AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME “A” OF PLATS, PAGE 44, UNDER AUDITOR’S FILE NO 38805, RECORDS OF THE AUDITOR OF OKANOGAN COUNTY, WASHINGTON. More commonly known as: 205 N MAIN ST, RIVERSIDE, WA 98849 which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated 8/3/2007, recorded 8/21/2007, under 3122827 records of OKANOGAN County, Washington, from MARLIN J. SAULSBURY, A SINGLE PERSON, as Grantors), to NORTHWEST TRUSTEE SERVICES LLC, as Trustee, to secure an obligation in favor of WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., as Beneficiary, the beneficial interest in which was assigned by WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. (or by its successorsin-interest and/or assigns, if any), to Wells Fargo Bank, NA. II. No action commenced by the Beneficiary of the Deed of Trust is now pending to seek satisfaction of the obligation in any Court by reason of the Borrower’s or Grantor’s default on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust/Mortgage. III. The default(s) for which this foreclosure is made is/are as follows: Failure to pay when due the following amounts which are now in arrears: $12,688.98 IV. The sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust is: The principal sum of $118,540.00, together with interest as provided in the Note from the 11/1/ 2011, and such other costs and fees as are provided by statute. V. The above-described real p r o p erty will be sold to satisfy the expense of sale and the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust as provided by statute. Said sale will be made without warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances on 12/21/2012. The defaults referred to in Paragraph III must be cured by 12/10/2012 (11 days before the sale date) to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if at any time before 12/10/2012 (11 days before the sale) the default as set forth in Paragraph III is cured and the Trustee’s fees and costs are paid. Payment must be in cash or with cashiers or certified checks from a State or federally chartered bank. The sale may be terminated any time after the 12/10/2012 (11 days before the sale date) and before the sale, by the Borrower or Grantor or the holder of any recorded junior lien or encumbrance by paying the principal and interest, plus costs, fees and advances, if any, made pursuant to the terms of the obligation and/or Deed of Trust, and curing all other defaults. VI. A written Notice of Default was transmitted by the Beneficiary or Trustee to the Borrower and Grantor at the following address(es): MARLIN J. SAULSBURY, A SINGLE PERSON 205 N MAIN ST, RIVERSIDE, WA 98849

by both first class and certified mail on 6/25/2012, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and the Borrower and Grantor were personally served, if applicable, with said written Notice of Default or the written Notice of Default was posted in a conspicuous place on the real property described in Paragraph I above, and the Trustee has possession of proof of such service or posting. VII. The Trustee whose name and address are set forth below will provide in writing to anyone requesting it, a statement of all costs and fees due at any time prior to the sale. VIII. The effect of the sale will be to deprive the Grantor and all those who hold by, through or under the Grantor of all their interest in the above-described property. IX. Anyone having any objections to this sale on any grounds whatsoever will be afforded an opportunity to be heard as to those objections if they bring a lawsuit to restrain the sale pursuant to RCW 61.24.130. Failure to bring such a lawsuit may result in a waiver of any proper grounds for invalidating the Trustee’s sale. NOTICE TO OCCUPANTS OR TENANTS - The purchaser at the Trustee’s Sale is entitled to possession of the property on the 20th day following the sale, as against the Grantor under the deed of trust (the owner) and anyone having an interest junior to the deed of trust, including occupants who are not tenants. After the 20th day following the sale the purchaser has the right to evict occupants who are not tenants by summary proceedings under Chapter 59.12 RCW. For tenant-occupied property, the purchaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with RCW 61.24.060. THIS NOTICE IS THE FINAL STEP BEFORE THE FORECLOSURE SALE OF YOUR HOME. You have only 20 DAYS from the recording date of this notice to pursue mediation. DO NOT DELAY. CONTACT A HOUSING COUNSELOR OR AN ATTORNEY LICENSED IN WASHINGTON NOW to assess your situation and refer you to mediation if you are eligible and it may help you save your home. See below for safe sources of help. SEEKING ASSISTANCE Housing counselors and legal assistance may be available at little or no cost to you. If you would like assistance in determining your rights and opportunities to keep your house, you may contact the following: The statewide foreclosure hotline for assistance and referral to housing counselors recommended by the Housing Finance Commission: Toll-free: 1-877894-HOME (1-877-8944663) or Web site: http:// www.dfi.wa.gov/consumers/homeownership/ post_purchase_counselor s_foreclosure.htm. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development: Toll-free: 1800-569-4287 or National Web Site: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HU D or for Local counseling agencies in Washington: http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/hcc/fc/index.cfm?webListAction=s

earchandamp;searchstat e=WAandamp;filterSvc=d fc The statewide civil legal aid hotline for assistance and referrals to other housing counselors and attorneys: Telephone: 1800-606-4819 or Web site: http://nwjustice.org/whatclear. If the sale is set aside for any reason, including if the Trustee is unable to convey title, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid to the Trustee. This shall be the Purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Trustor, the Trustee, the Beneficiary, the Beneficiary’s Agent, or the Beneficiary’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS OFFICE IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. Dated: AUG. 16, 2012 Quality Loan Service Corp. of Washington, as Trustee By: Tricia Moreno, Assistant Secretary Trustee’s Mailing Address: Quality Loan Service Corp. of Washington C/O Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 (866) 645-7711 Trustee’s Physical Address: Quality Loan Service Corp. of Washington 19735 10th Avenue NE, Suite N-200 Poulsbo, WA 98370 866)645-7711 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Or Login to: http://wa.qualityloan.com TS No.: WA-12-503634SH A-4288834 11/21/ 2012, 12/12/2012 Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle. (2012-426 Nov. 21 & Dec. 12) NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Pursuant to the Revised Code of Washington 61.24, et seq. TS No.: WA-12-507137-SH APN No.: 8815800000 Title Order No.: 120132779-WAGNO Grantor(s): JESS MAX JUDD JR, CHERYL JUDD Grantee(s): WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, A WASHINGTON CORPORATION Deed of Trust Instrument/Reference No.: 3053101 I. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Quality Loan Service Corp. of Washington, the undersigned Trustee, will on 12/21/2012, at 10:00 AM At the front entrance of the Okanogan County Courthouse, 149 Third North in the City of Okanogan, WA 98840 sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable in the form of credit bid or cash bid in the form of cashier’s check or certified checks from federally or State char tered banks, at the time of sale the following described real property, situated in the County of OKANOGAN, State of Washington, to-wit: That part of the Northwest quarter of the

Northwest quarter of Section 21, Township 32 North, Range 22, E.W.M., in Okanogan County, Washington, described as follows: Beginning at the Southwest corner of said Northwest quarter of the Northwest quarter, a concrete brass capped monument, and the true point of beginning, from which the corner common to Sections 16, 17, 20 and 21, bears Northeast 00 deg. 08’ 26”; Thence from said point of beginning Northeast 45 deg. 07’ 39” 739.04 feet; Thence Southwest 01 deg. 50-24” 523.87 feet more or less to the southerly boundary line of said Northwest quarter of the Northwest quarter;Thence along said boundary line Northwest 89 deg. 45’ 14” 506.93 feet to the True Point of Beginning. (Also known as Lot 1 of Don Simpson One Lot Short Plat, an unrecorded Short Plat). More commonly known as: 22 OLD ORCHARD LANE, CARLTON, WA 98814 which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated 10/21/2002, recorded 11/1/2002, under 3053101 records of OKANOGAN County, Washington, from JESS MAX JUDD JR AND CHERYL JUDD, HUSBAND AND WIFE, as Grantors), to BAINES TITLE COMPANY, A WASHINGTON CORPORATION, as Trustee, to secure an obligation in favor of WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, A WASHINGTON CORPORATION, as Beneficiary, the beneficial interest in which was assigned by WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, A WASHINGTON CORPORATION (or by its successors-in-interest and/or assigns, if any), to JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association. II. No action commenced by the Beneficiary of the Deed of Trust is now pending to seek satisfaction of the obligation in any Court by reason of the Borrower’s or Grantor’s default on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust/Mortgage. III. The default(s) for which this foreclosure is made is/are as follows: Failure to pay when due the following amounts which are now in arrears: $9,106.06 IV. The sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust is: The principal sum of $83,317.64, together with interest as provided in the Note from the 11/1/2011, and such other costs and fees as are provided by statute. V. The above-described real p r o p erty will be sold to satisfy the expense of sale and the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust as provided by statute. Said sale will be made without warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances on 12/21/2012. The defaults referred to in Paragraph III must be cured by 12/10/2012 (11 days before the sale date) to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if at any time before 12/10/2012 (11 days before the sale) the default as set forth in Paragraph III is cured and the Trustee’s fees and costs are paid. Payment must be in cash or with cashiers or certified checks from a State or federally chartered bank. The sale may

be terminated any time after the 12/10/2012 (11 days before the sale date) and before the sale, by the Borrower or Grantor or the holder of any recorded junior lien or encumbrance by paying the principal and interest, plus costs, fees and advances, if any, made pursuant to the terms of the obligation and/or Deed of Trust, and curing all other defaults. VI. A written Notice of Default was transmitted by the Beneficiary or Trustee to the Borrower and Grantor at the following address(es): JESS MAX JUDD JR AND CHERYL JUDD, HUSBAND AND WIFE 22 OLD ORCHARD LANE, CARLTON, WA 98814 by both first class and certified mail on 6/22/ 2012, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and the Borrower and Grantor were personally served, if applicable, with said written Notice of Default or the written Notice of Default was posted in a conspicuous place on the real proper ty des c r i b e d in Paragraph I above, and the Trustee has possession of proof of such service or posting. VII. The Trustee whose name and address are set forth below will provide in writing to anyone requesting it, a statement of all costs and fees due at any time prior to the sale. VIII. The effect of the sale will be to deprive the Grantor and all those who hold by, through or under the Grantor of all their interest in the above-described property. IX. Anyone having any objections to this sale on any grounds whatsoever will be afforded an opportunity to be heard as to those objections if they bring a lawsuit to restrain the sale pursuant to RCW 61.24.130. Failure to bring such a lawsuit may result in a waiver of any proper grounds for invalidating the Trustee’s sale. NOTICE TO OCCUPANTS OR TENANTS - The purchaser at the Trustee’s Sale is entitled to possession of the property on the 20th day following the sale, as against the Grantor under the deed of trust (the owner) and anyone having an interest junior to the deed of trust, including occupants who are not tenants. After the 20th day following the sale the purchaser has the right to evict occupants who are not tenants by summary proceedings under Chapter 59.12 RCW. For tenant-occupied property, the purchaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with RCW 61.24.060. THIS NOTICE IS THE FINAL STEP BEFORE THE FORECLOSURE SALE OF YOUR HOME. You have only 20 DAYS from the recording date of this notice to pursue mediation. DO NOT DELAY. CONTACT A HOUSING COUNSELOR OR AN ATTORNEY LICENSED IN WASHINGTON NOW to assess your situation and refer you to mediation if you are eligible and it may help you save your home. See below for safe sources of help. SEEKING ASSISTANCE Housing counselors and legal assistance may be available at little or no cost to you. If you would like assistance in determining your rights and opportunities to keep your house, you may con-

FOR SALE $500 OR LESS 2 Echo chain saws, 330EVL, other is 550EVl. misc. tree climbing equipment. Spurs, harness, chaps, $250 OBO (509) 997-2467 Advertise HERE Beautiful Colombian Emerald ring, Sterling silver. Dainty and Feminine leaf design. Great gift. $120. 509-826-1902 Black Diamond Blizzard Climbing harness. $50 (509) 631-0364 Ford 8 lug wheels and tires, good condition. $200 OBO (509) 826-2633 Hay Elevator 22’ $150 (509) 826-0417 HP Pavillion dv6500 laptop computer. Windows 7 Professional, 4 GB Ram, DVD optical drive. Web Cam, remote control. $300 (509) 826-1257 Loading ramps for 4 wheeler, riding lawn mower etc. $80 (509) 631-0511 Nice home made youth bed w/mattress. $100 (509) 826-0417 Tamarack wood, $160 cord, $20 extra for delivery outside the Omak area. (509) 557-8143

Ten boxes of 30/30 ammo $12 per box or $100 for all. (509) 631-0511 Twin adjustable beds that can be attached together to brass headboard forming a King size bed. Will sell for $150 each or both with headboard for $250 (509) 422-1328 Two winter tires on 5 hole rims, no studs 215/65-15. $50 (509) 631-0511 Yamaha Like New portable grand DGX - 505 keyboard with stand. $300 (509) 8262128 NOTICE: Certain laws and restrictions, as well as registration requirements apply to the sale of firearms. For more information contact the Seattle Field Division of the Department of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms at 1-206-204-3205. This field division is responsible for Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Alaska and Hawaii. You may also go to www.atf.gov for frequently asked questions and information.

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www.omakchronicle.com tact the following: The statewide foreclosure hotline for assistance and referral to housing counselors recommended by the Housing Finance Commission: Toll-free: 1-877894-HOME (1-877-8944663) or Web site: http:// www.dfi.wa.gov/consumers/homeownership/ post_purchase_counselor s_foreclosure.htm. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development: Toll-free: 1800-569-4287 or National Web Site: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HU D or for Local counseling agencies in Washington: http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/hcc/fc/index.cfm?webListAction=s earchandamp;searchstat e=WAandamp;filterSvc=d fc The statewide civil legal aid hotline for assistance and referrals to other housing counselors and attorneys: Telephone: 1800-606-4819 or Web site: http://nwjustice.org/whatclear. If the sale is set aside for any reason, including if the Trustee is unable to convey title, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid to the Trustee. This shall be the Purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Trustor, the Trustee, the Beneficiary, the Beneficiary’s Agent, or the Beneficiary’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS OFFICE IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. Dated: AUG. 16, 2012 Quality Loan Service Corp. of Washington, as Trustee By: Michael Dowell, Assistant Secretary Trustee’s Mailing Address: Quality Loan Service Corp. of Washington C/O Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 (866) 645-7711 Trustee’s Physical Address: Quality Loan Service Corp. of Washington 19735 10th Avenue NE, Suite N-200 Poulsbo, WA 98370 866)645-7711 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Or Login to: http://wa.qualityloan.com TS No.: WA-12-507137SH A-FN4288831 11/21/ 2012, 12/12/2012 Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle. (2012-434 Nov. 28 & Dec. 12) NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Pursuant to the Revised Code of Washington 61.24, et seq. TS No.: WA-10-396636-SH APN No.: 1610022500 Title Order No.: 100640640-WAGNO Grantor(s): STEPHEN MURRAY, DAWN MURRAY Grantee(s): MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR EAGLE HOME MORTGAGE, LLC, A DELAWARE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY Deed of Trust Instrument/ Reference No.: 3139208 I. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Quality Loan Service Corp. of Washington, the undersigned Trustee, will on 12/28/2012, at 10:00 AM At the front entrance of the Okanogan County Courthouse, 149 Third North in the City of Okanogan, WA 98840 sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable in the form of credit bid or cash bid in the form of cashier’s check or certified checks from federally or State chartered banks, at the time of sale the following described real property, situated in the County of OKANOGAN, State of Washington, to-wit: LOTS 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 AND 30, EXCEPT THE NORTH 50 FEET THEREOF, ALL IN BLOCK B OF GREENE’S FIRST ADDITION TO OMAK, WASHINGTON, AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN BOOK C OF PLATS, PAGE 4, RECORDS OF OKANOGAN COUNTY, WASHINGTON. SITUATE IN THE COUNTY OF OKANOGAN, STATE OF WASHINGTON. A.P.N.: 1610022500 More commonly known as: 2 BIRCH STREET N, OMAK, WA 98841 which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated 11/10/2008, recorded 11/19/2008, under 3139208 records of OKANOGAN County, Washington, from STEPHEN MURRAY AND

DAWN E. MURRAY, WHO ACQUIRED TITLE AS DAWN E. ANDERSON, HUSBAND AND WIFE, as Grantor(s), to INLAND PROFESSIONA L TITLE, LLC, as Trustee, to secure an obligation in favor of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR EAGLE HOME MORTGAGE, LLC, A DELAWARE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, as Beneficiary, the beneficial interest in which was assigned by MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR EAGLE HOME MORTGAGE, LLC, A DELAWARE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (or by its successors-in-interest and/or assigns, if any), to Wells Fargo Bank, NA. II. No action commenced by the Beneficiary of the Deed of Trust is now pending to seek satisfaction of the obligation in any Court by reason of the Borrower’s or Grantor’s default on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust/Mortgage. III. The default(s) for which this foreclosure is made is/are as follows: Failure to pay when due the following amounts which are now in arrears: $39,366.03 IV. The sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust is: The principal sum of $154,387.20, together with interest as provided in the Note from the 4/1/2010, and such other costs and fees as are provided by statute. V. The above-described real property will be sold to satisfy the expense of sale and the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust as provided by statute. Said sale will be made without warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances on 12/28/2012. The defaults referred to in Paragraph HI must be cured by 12/17/2012 (11 days before the sale date) to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if at any time before 12/17/2012 (11 days before the sale) the default as set forth in Paragraph III is cured and the Trustee’s fees and costs are paid. Payment must be in cash or with cashiers or certified checks from a State or federally chartered bank. The sale may be terminated any time after the 12/17/2012 (11 days before the sale date) and before the sale, by the Borrower or Grantor or the holder of any recorded junior lien or encumbrance by paying the principal and interest, plus costs, fees and advances, if any, made pursuant to the terms of the obligation and/or Deed of Trust, and curing all other defaults. VI. A written Notice of Default was transmitted by the Beneficiary or Trustee to the Borrower and Grantor at the following address(es): STEPHEN MURRAY AND DAWN E. MURRAY, WHO ACQUIRED TITLE AS DAWN E. ANDERSON, HUSBAND AND WIFE 2 BIRCH STREET N, OMAK, WA 98841 by both first class and certified mail on 10/29/2010, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and the Borrower and Grantor were personally served, if applicable, with said written Notice of Default or the written Notice of Default was posted in a conspicuous place on the real property described in Paragraph I above, and the Trustee has possession of proof of such service or posting. VII. The Trustee whose name and address are set forth below will provide in writing to anyone requesting it, a statement of all costs and fees due at any time prior to the sale. VIII. The effect of the sale will be to deprive the Grantor and all those who hold by, through or under the Grantor of all their interest in the abovedescribed property. IX. Anyone having any objections to this sale on any grounds whatsoever will be afforded an opportunity to be heard as to those objections if they bring a lawsuit to restrain the sale pursuant to RCW 61.24.130. Failure to bring such a lawsuit may result in a waiver of any proper grounds for invalidating the Trustee’s sale. NOTICE TO OCCUPANTS OR TENANTS - The purchaser at the Trustee’s Sale is entitled to possession of the property on the 20th day following the sale, as against the Grantor under the deed of trust (the owner) and anyone having an interest junior to the deed of trust, including occupants who are not tenants. After the 20th day following the sale the purchaser has the right to evict occupants who are not tenants by summary proceedings under Chapter 59.12 RCW. For ten-

ant-occupied property, the purchaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with RCW 61.24.060. THIS NOTICE IS THE FINAL STEP BEFORE THE FORECLOSURE SALE OF YOUR HOME. You have only 20 DAYS from the recording date of this notice to pursue mediation. DO NOT DELAY. CONTACT A HOUSING COUNSELOR OR AN ATTORNEY LICENSED IN WASHINGTON NOW to assess your situation and refer you to mediation if you are eligible and it may help you save your home. See below for safe sources of help. SEEKING ASSISTANCE Housing counselors and legal assistance may be available at little or no cost to you. If you would like assistance in determining your rights and opportunities to keep your house, you may contact the following: The statewide foreclosure hotline for assistance and referral to housing counselors recommended by the Housing Finance Commission: Toll-free: 1-877894-HOME (1-877-8944663) or Web site: http:// www.dfi.wa.gov/consumers/homeownership/ post_purchase_counselor s_foreclosure.htm. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development: Toll-free: 1800-569-4287 or National Web Site: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HU D or for Local counseling agencies in Washington: http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/hcc/fc/index.cfm?webListAction=s earchandamp;searchstat e=WAandamp;filterSvc=d fc The statewide civil legal aid hotline for assistance and referrals to other housing counselors and attorneys: Telephone: 1800-606-4819 or Web site: http://nwjustice.org/whatclear. If the sale is set aside for any reason, including if the Trustee is unable to convey title, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid to the Trustee. This shall be the Purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Trustor, the Trustee, the Beneficiary, the Beneficiary’s Agent, or the Beneficiary’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS OFFICE IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. Dated: AUG. 22, 2012 Quality Loan Service Corp. of Washington, as Trustee By: Tricia Moreno, Assistant Secretary Trustee’s Mailing Address: Quality Loan Service Corp. of Washington C/O Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 (866) 645-7711 Trustee’s Physical Address: Quality Loan Service Corp. of Washington 19735 10th Avenue NE, Suite N-200 Poulsbo, WA 98370 866)645-7711 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Or Login to: http://wa.qualityloan.com TS No.: WA-10-396636SH A-4289485 11/28/ 2012, 12/19/2012 Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle. (2012-435 Nov. 21, 28, Dec. 5 & 12) IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON FOR OKANOGAN COUNTY CORONA WATERS, a single person, Plaintiff(s), vs. RYAN HARVEY, a single person; and RANDY TAYLOR and JANE DOE TAYLOR, husband & wife and the marital community composed thereof, Defendant(s) Case No.: 12-2-00361-2 SHERIFF’S PUBLIC NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL PROPERTY TO: RYAN HARVEY, a single person; and RANDY TAYLOR AND JANE DOE TAYLOR, husband and wife and the marital community composed thereof, Judgment Debtor(s). The Superior Court of Okanogan County has directed the undersigned Sheriff of Okanogan County, to sell the property described below to satisfy a judgement in the above-entitled action.

LOT 1, RYAN HARVEY SHORT PLAT AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME A3 OF SHORT PLATS, PAGE 131, UNDER AUDITOR’S FILE NO. 3062376, RECORDS OF THE AUDITOR OF OKANOGAN COUNTY, WASHINGTON. SITUATE IN THE COUNTY OF OKANOGAN, STATE OF WASHINGTON. If developed, the property address is: 94 CHEROKEE ROAD, OMAK, OKANOGAN COUNTY, WASHINGTON. The sale of the above property is to take place: TIME: 10:00 AM DATE: December 28, 2012 PLACE: Front Entrance, Okanogan County Courthouse. The Judgement Debtor(s) can avoid the sale by paying the judgement amount of $14,636.81, together with interest, costs, statutory interest, and fees before the sale date. For the exact amount, contact the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office at the address stated below. Frank T. Rogers, Sheriff By: Beth Barker, Chief Civil Deputy Okanogan County Sheriff’s Department 123 5th Ave N, Room 200 Okanogan, WA 98840 (509) 422-7200 ext. 7520 Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle. (2012-457 Dec. 5, 12 & 19) SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON COUNTY OF OKANOGAN Estate of: CHARLES E. MORRISON Deceased No.: 12-4-00077-7 NOTICE TO CREDITORS The personal representative named below has been appointed as personal representative of this estate. Any person having claim against the decedent must before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the personal representative or the personal representative’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the personal representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(3); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as other wise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and RCW 11.40.060. This bar is effective to claims against both the probate assets and non-probate assets of the decedent. Date of First Publication: 12/12/12 DATED this 29th Day of November 2012. REINBOLD & GARDNER, PLLC Ted Reinbold, WSBA 41330 Attorney for Personal Representative Karen Coleman Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle. (2012-465 Dec. 5 & 12) Notice of Impact Aid Public Hearing The Omak School District Board of Directors has scheduled the Impact Aid Public Hearing and Parent Input for Title VII/Indian Education on Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. in the School District Administration Building at 619 West Bartlett Avenue, Omak, WA. 98841. The regular school board meeting will follow the Public Hearing. Parents of American Indian students and tribal officials are encouraged to come and provide input regarding the education of American Indian students. Omak School District is an equal opportunity employer. Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle. (2012-467 Dec. 5, 12, & 19) STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF KERSHAW Brittany Miller, Plaintiff, vs Lucas D. Cook, Defendant. IN THE FAMILY COURT FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT Case No: 2012DR28844 SUMMONS TO: THE DEFENDANT ABOVE NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to

answer the Complaint a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer to said Complaint upon the subscriber at his office at Post Office Drawer 12589, Columbia, S o u t h Caroling 29211 within Thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service, and if you fail to answer the complaint within the time aforesaid, Judgement by Default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. Date at Columbia, South Carolina, on the 25th day of October, 2012 Filed October 31, 2012 at 9:01 AM Cynthia K. Mason 2309 Devine St. Columbia, SC 29205 (803) 771-0936 Attorney for Plaintiff Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle. (2012-468 Dec. 12 & Jan. 2) NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Pursuant to the Revised Code of Washington 61.24, et seq. TS No.: WA-11-485551-SH APN No.: 1100030500 Title Order No.: 110572721-WAGNO Grantor(s): BRETT C NEELY, MELISSA A NEELY Grantee(s): MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR EVERGREEN MONE Y S O U R C E MORTGAGE COMPANY, A WASHINGTON CORPORATION Deed of Trust Instrument/Reference N o . : 3123238 I. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Quality Loan Service Corp. of Washington, the undersigned Trustee, will on 1/11/2013, at 10:00 AM At the front entrance of the Okanogan County Courthouse, 149 Third North in the City of Okanogan, WA 98840 sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable in the form of credit bid or cash bid in the form of cashier’s check or certified checks from federally or State char tered banks, at the time of sale the following described real property, situated in the County of OKANOGAN, State of Washington, to-wit: LOT 5, BLOCK 3, GRAND VIEW ADDITION TO OKANOGAN AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED WITH THE AUDITOR OF OKANOGAN COUNTY, WASHINGTON A.P.N.: 1100030500 More commonly known as: 540 SEATTLE STREET, OKANOGAN, WA 98840 which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated 8/23/2007, recorded 8/ 31/2007, under 3123238 records of OKANOGAN County, Washington, from BRETT C NEELY AND MELISSA A NEELY, HUSBAND AND WIFE, as Grantor(s), to BAINES TITLE AND ESCROW, as Trustee, to secure an obligation in favor of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC R E G I S T R AT I O N SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR EVERGREEN MONE Y S O U R C E MORTGAGE COMPANY, A WASHINGTON CORPORATION, as Beneficiary, the beneficial interest in which was assigned by MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR EVERGREEN MONE Y S O U R C E MORTGAGE COMPANY, A WASHINGTON CORPORATION (or by its suc-

cessors-in-interest and/or assigns, if any), to Wells Fargo Bank, NA. II. No action commenced by the Beneficiary of the Deed of Trust is now pending to seek satisfaction of the obligation in any Court by reason of the Borrower’s or Grantor’s default on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust/Mortgage. III. The default(s) for which this foreclosure is made is/are as follows: Failure to pay when due the following amounts which are now in arrears: $14,491.92 IV. The sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust is: The principal sum of $77,705.48, together with interest as provided in the Note from the 7/1/ 2011, and such other costs and fees as are provided by statute. V. The above-described real p r o p erty will be sold to satisfy the expense of sale and the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust as provided by statute. Said sale will be made without warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances on 1/11/2013. The defaults referred to in Paragraph III must be cured by 12/31/2012 (11 days before the sale date) to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if at any time before 12/31/2012 (11 days before the sale) the default as set forth in Paragraph III is cured and the Trustee’s fees and costs are paid. Payment must be in cash or with cashiers or certified checks from a State or federally chartered bank. The sale may be terminated any time after the 12/31/2012 (11 days before the sale date) and before the sale, by the Borrower or Grantor or the holder of any recorded junior lien or encumbrance by paying the principal and interest, plus costs, fees and advances, if any, made pursuant to the terms of the obligation and/or Deed of Trust, and curing all other defaults. VI. A written Notice of Default was transmitted by the Beneficiary or Trustee to the Borrower and Grantor at the following address(es): BRETT C NEELY AND MELISSA A NEELY, HUSBAND AND WIFE 540 SEATTLE STREET, OKANOGAN, WA 98840 by both first class and certified mail on 4/30/2012, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and the Borrower and Grantor were personally served, if applicable, with said written Notice of Default or the written Notice of Default was posted in a conspicuous place on the real proper ty des c r i b e d in Paragraph I above, and the Trustee has possession of proof of such service or posting. VII. The Trustee whose name and address are set forth below will provide in writing to anyone requesting it, a statement of all costs and fees due at any time prior to the sale. VIII. The effect of the sale will be to deprive the Grantor and all those who hold by, through or under the Grantor of all their interest in the above-described property. IX. Anyone having any objections to this sale on any grounds whatsoever will be afforded an opportunity to be heard as to those objections if they bring a lawsuit to restrain the sale pursuant to RCW 61.24.130. Failure to bring such a lawsuit may result in a waiver of any proper grounds for invalidating the Trustee’s sale. NO-

TICE TO OCCUPANTS OR TENANTS - The purchaser at the Trustee’s Sale is entitled to possession of the property on the 20th day following the sale, as against the Grantor under the deed of trust (the owner) and anyone having an interest junior to the deed of trust, including occupants who are not tenants. After the 20th day following the sale the purchaser has the right to evict occupants who are not tenants by summary proceedings under Chapter 59.12 RCW. For tenant-occupied property, the purchaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with RCW 61.24.060. THIS NOTICE IS THE FINAL STEP BEFORE THE FORECLOSURE SALE OF YOUR HOME. You have only 20 DAYS from the recording date of this notice to pursue mediation. DO NOT DELAY. CONTACT A HOUSING COUNSELOR OR AN ATTORNEY LICENSED IN WASHINGTON NOW to assess your situation and refer you to mediation if you are eligible and it may help you save your home. See below for safe sources of help. SEEKING ASSISTANCE Housing counselors and legal assistance may be available at little or no cost to you. If you would like assistance in determining your rights and opportunities to keep your house, you may contact the following: The statewide foreclosure hotline for assistance and referral to housing counselors recommended by the Housing Finance Commission: Toll-free: 1-877894-HOME (1-877-8944663) or Web site: http:// www.dfi.wa.gov/consumers/homeownership/ post_purchase_counselor s_foreclosure.htm. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development: Toll-free: 1800-569-4287 or National Web Site: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HU D or for Local counseling agencies in Washington: http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/hcc/fc/index.cfm?webListAction=s earchandamp;searchstat e=WAandamp;filterSvc=d fc The statewide civil legal aid hotline for assistance and referrals to other housing counselors and attorneys: Telephone: 1800-606-4819 or Web site: http://nwjustice.org/whatclear. If the sale is set aside for any reason, including if the Trustee is unable to convey title, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid to the Trustee. This shall be the Purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Trustor, the Trustee, the Beneficiary, the Beneficiary’s Agent, or the Beneficiary’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS OFFICE IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. Dated: 9/10/12 Quality Loan Service Corp. of

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Washington, as Trustee By: Tere Camacho, Assistant Vice President Trustee’s Mailing Address: Quality Loan Service Corp. of Washington C/O Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 (866) 645-7711 Trustee’s Physical Address: Quality Loan Service Corp. of Washington 19735 10th Avenue NE, Suite N-200 Poulsbo, WA 98370 866)645-7711 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Or Login to: http://wa.qualityloan.com TS No.: WA-11-485551SH A-4299580 12/12/ 2012, 01/02/2013 Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle. (2012-469 Dec. 5, 12) Public Notice In an effort to realign differing grants and programs within the Office of Public Safety and in order to increase efficiency of services, and/or exploit the maximum funding potential of related grants or contracts The Tribal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (TOSHA) office will be the entity responsible for Commercial Vehicle Enforcement starting Janua r y 1, 2013. This realignment will allow for TOSHA to implement the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement program which will address the problems of overweight trucks, and the transportation of hazardous materials currently crossing roads under the jurisdiction of the Colville Tribes. In addition, as the entity primarily charged with safety issues affecting this Tribe, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement is more congruent with this program. Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle. (2012-472 Dec. 12 & 19) Call for Fuel Bids The Tonasket School District is now accepting bids for the supply of unleaded gasoline and diesel vehicle fuel for 2013. Sealed bids are due on or before 2:00 PM Friday, December 21, 2012. Specifications and bid forms are available from the District Office; 35 Hwy 20 E., Tonasket, WA 98855. Phone: 4862126. Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle. (2012-474 Dec. 12) PUBLIC NOTICE The Colville Tribes Land Use Review Board will be holding a public hearing to make a ruling on the following Land Use Development application for a conditional use: 1. Mr. Jeff Delfeld has submitted a land use and development application t o amend permit # 12.185 which allowed him to develop a propane storage facility on his property located approximately 2.5 miles north of Okanogan commonly known as 235 A Rodeo Trail Road and is within Township 33, Range 26, Section 3; Okanogan County parcel #3326030058 containing 10 acres more or less and is within the boundaries of the Colville Indian Reservation. The amendment will include the addition of a Crop Production Services facility to store various products for crop protection, fertilizer, seed, vegetation management, turf, ornamental and wholesale. 2. Revocation of permit #11.137 which was issued

to Cody Herman to operate H&K Recycling Facility in East Omak at 715 7th Avenue. A public hearing for the above mentioned Land Use Development Permit Application will be conducted on Thursday, December 20, 2012 at the Colville Tribal Credit conference room on the Colville Indian Agency Campus starting at 9:30 a.m. Written comments will be accepted until December 19, 2012 at 4 p.m. or comments can be made verbally at the public hearing. All comments may be sent to Pete Palmer, Land Use/ Shoreline Administrator, P.O. Box 150, Nespelem, WA 99155 or they can be faxed to her attention at 509-634-2581. You can also contact the Tribal Planning Department at the afore-mentioned address or phone number to request a copy of the permit documents. Published by the Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle. (2012-404 Dec. 12) TOWN OF RIVERSIDE Ordinance #315 A ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF RIVERSIDE, WASHINGTON, AUTHORIZING THE PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR OR HIS DESIGNEE TO EXECUTE A LOAN AGREEMENT WITH THE STATE OF WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY FOR FINANCING THE WASTEWATER FACILITY PLAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT PROJECT. WHEREAS, The Town of Riverside accepted the Washington State Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund Loan Agreement from the Washington State Department of Ecology; and WHEREAS, The Town submitted an application to the Department of Ecology for project monies for the Waste Water Facility Plan and the Environmental Report; and WHEREAS, on July 1, 2012, Department of Ecology formally announced the award of $50,000 to the town of Riverside Waste Water Facility Plan and Environmental Report Project; and WHEREAS, the terms of the Ecology loan for repayment over 5 years at 1.3% interest would need to be repaid from the general fund, NOW, THEREFORE, THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF RIVERSIDE, WASHINGTON, DOES RESOLVE AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The Riverside Town Council hereby authorizes the Public Works Director or his designee to execute a Loan Agreement with the Department of Ecology (Attached exhibit A) for financial participation in the Wastewater Facility Plan and Environmental Report Project. Section 2. This Ordinance shall take affect and be in full force upon passage and signatures hereon. PASSED BY THE TOWN COUNCIL AT REGULAR MEETING THEREOF ON THE 13TH DAY OF NOVEMBER 2012. Town of Riverside Margie Mefford, Mayor Attest/Authenticated: Candy Malm, Clerk/Treasurer Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle.

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