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ELKHORN

A Summer Serial Story! Written by Sol Enticia Alhstraum Published by The Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle

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Read ‘Elkhorn’ each week and enter to win great prizes! Dear Chronicle Readers, This book goes with a serial story printing in The Chronicle every week from June 30 through Aug. 18. Cut out each chapter and paste it into this book to collect the whole “Elkhorn” story! Don’t forget to answer the questions and fill out the entry form printed with each chapter for a chance to win a trail ride for parent and child at Eden Valley Guest Ranch or other great prizes!

Drawing Contest! The Chronicle has partnered with North Central Regional Libraries and Sunrise Chevrolet to bring you a drawing contest where you can draw your favorite “Elkhorn” character. Pick up your contest entry form at Sunrise Chevrolet, 726 Okoma Drive, Omak (next to Les Schwab) or at your local participating library. Turn in your entry to The Chronicle and it will be put on display until the winners are selected. Entries must be received by Aug. 20 to be entered. Age categories are 0-5, 6-8, 9-12 and 13-17 years. Entries will be judged by Jason Bernica, general manager of Sunrise Chevrolet. Winners will be contacted by phone and announced in the Aug. 25 edition of The Chronicle.

GRAND PRIZE Trail Ride at Eden Valley Guest Ranch

Participating Libraries:

“Elkhorn” Sponsors

Brewster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 509-689-4046 Bridgeport . . . . . . . . . . . . .509-686-7281 Okanogan . . . . . . . . . . . . .509-422-2609 Omak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 509-826-1820 Oroville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 509-476-2662 Pateros . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 509-923-2298 Republic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 509-775-3328 Tonasket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 509-486-2366 Twisp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .509-997-4681 Winthrop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .509-996-2685

• North Cascades Athletic Club • Anderson’s Grocery • Ferry County Public Hospital District • Shaw’s Fruit and Produce • Don Kruse Electric • Sunrise Chevrolet • Masons of Palestine #214 • Gene’’s Harvest Foods • Okanogan County Fair • North Central Regional Libraries


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What can you change in 4 weeks?

Chapter One

Orientation Tuesday, July 13th 6-7:30 p.m. New Program 4+ Trainings a week $59 members * $149 non-members (includes full gym & program access)

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568 Pine • Omak 509-826-5552 www.ncac-omak.com


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We are proud to support the kids of Ferry County

ANDERSON’S GROCERY 711 S. Clark, Republic 509-775-3378

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Chapter Two


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Let’s give our kids a boost! Join us now in the Summer Literacy Campaign 2010 Ferry County Public Hospital District County on us to care • www.fcphd.org

Chapter Three

Republic Medical Clinic • 509-775-3153 Curlew Medical Clinic • 509-779-4049

Klondike Hills Assisted Living • 509-775-8234 Republic Physical Therapy • 509-775-8400

Ferry County Memorial Hospital • 509-775-3333

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Fresh locally grown fruit and vegetables at affordable prices!

Open Daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

www.shawsfruit.com 3533A Hwy. 155, Coulee Dam, WA 99116 • 509-633-0133

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Chapter Four


Draw your Favorite “Elkhorn” Character Stop by your local library or come by Sunrise Chevrolet to pick up your “Elkhorn” drawing contest entry form. Return your drawing to The Chronicle, where it will be put on display! Entries must be received by August 20. (Drawing contest entry forms also available at participating libraries and Sunrise Chevrolet.)

Literacy is a vital key to our youth’s future and Sunrise Chevrolet is proud to partner with The Chronicle and North Central Regional Libraries to support this summer serial story.

We live here and work here as part of the community. We are here for you before and after the sale.

Pick up your drawing contest form at Sunrise Chevrolet and receive a coupon for a

$14.95 Oil Change Participating Public Libraries: • Brewster • Bridgeport • Okanogan • Omak • Oroville

• Pateros • Republic • Tonasket • Twisp • Winthrop

Drawing Contest Judge: Jason Bernica, General Manager of Sunrise Chevrolet

Plus free car wash and vacuum • GM oil, up to 5 quarts • Gas engines only • Offer expires 7/31/10

726 Okoma Drive, Omak (Next to Les Schwab) 509-826-1000 www.sunrisechev.net


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Quality and Reliability

Chapter Five

Heating, Air Conditioning, Heat Pumps, Geothermal, Radiant Authorized Sales and Service 509-826-4301 • 1-800-848-7585 • WA Cont. Lic.# DONKREI983KA

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Through our Bikes 4 Books program, The Masons of Palestine Lodge #214 are proud to support literacy.

Chapter Six

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Gene's Harvest Foods Chapter Seven

Hometown People Hometown Pride Hometown Quality Hometown Trust 22 W. Apple, Downtown Omak • 509-826-0212

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2010 Okanogan County Fair September 9-12 “Planting Hope for the Future” Entertainment for the whole family! http://okanogancountyfair.org/

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1st Place

Chapter Eight


COMING SOON to selected local libraries! Nina Laden

Take the Challenge:

Make a Splash! Read!

Ms. Laden’s books are filled with humor, word play, and imaginative illustrations.

this summer!

Knights of Veritas This group specializes in demonstrations of medieval arms, armor, combat, knighthood and chivalry.

Steve Taylor You are in for a treat this summer as Steve presents magic, puppetry and ventriloquism show.

The North Central Regional Library’s puppeteers will appear twice throughout the summer at each branch. Call your library to see when you can catch them.

MAKE A SPLASH Bilingual Storytime Deb McVay will present stories in English, Spanish and sign language!

The Marvel of Energy The Chelan County P.U.D. will present a program on rivers and water ecology.

Pacific Science Center

If you enjoy books and reading, you will love the Summer Reading Challenge at your local library this summer! Students of all ages will be able to earn a small prize for reading 10 hours! Be creative in choosing books, movies, magazines and more to fill your summer with fun for you and your friends! Borrowing from the library is FREE! Students who read during the summer usually keep or improve their reading skills! Keep your mind going this summer with reading that YOU choose for yourself! It’s all about fun at your local library this summer! High school students will find recommended books and classics to prepare for college! Middle school students will find thrillers and mysteries and more in fiction nominated for Young Reader’s Choice Awards! Grade school students will find chapter book stories, colorful true books, myths, legends and fairy tales. Preschool kids will find beautifully illustrated picture books and even toys to play with while visiting!

Will present two shows. Call your local library to see which one will be at your branch.

Book-It Theater is back!

Nancy Stewart presents “She Sings Sea Songs” this summer.

Call your local library for a complete listing of events, crafts and storytimes.

PARTICIPATING LIBRARIES: Brewster, 509-689-4046 Bridgeport, 509-686-7281 Okanogan, 509-422-209 Omak, 509-826-1820 Oroville, 509-476-2662 Pateros, 509-923-2298 Republic, 509-775-3323 Tonasket, 509-486-2366 Twisp, 509-997-4681 Winthrop, 509-996-2685

Drawing Contest Draw your favorite Elkhorn character! Drawing contest entry forms are available at Sunrise Chevrolet, 726 Okoma Drive, Omak; or your local library. Please see cover for deadlines and details.

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Wednesday June 30

Wilson sells novel, gets sequel request OMAK – Author Dempsey Wilson has sold a novel, “Ryers Canyon,” to Black Label Books. The e-publisher also asked for a sequel to the story. Wilson said the working title is “Return to Ryers Canyon.” Ryers Canyon will be published as a standalone e-book around Halloween. “That’s 20 published stories now, with 21 coming very soon,” Wilson said. “I am mainly writing screenplays now, but do still write short stories on a regular basis.” He serves as executive producer of “Slash,” which will begin shooting soon. Audition videos Wilson of various actors are on YouTube. In one, at www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wix07nCUIpM, an actor reads for the part of “Trench.”

Grizzly bears featured in programs TWISP — Two free programs on grizzly bears will be offered next week in the Methow Valley. The first is from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 6, at the Twisp Valley Grange Hall, 344 W. Second Ave. A second program will be from 7:30-9 p.m. Wednesday, July 7, at the Mazama Community Center on Lost River Road. The Methow Conservancy First Tuesday Program, “Grizzly Bears and the North Cascades,” features author Dave Knibb giving an overview of the grizzly recovery program and discussing whether grizzlies are still in the North Cascades, how many, where they may be and what their future is. His book, “Grizzly Wars: The Public Fight Over the Great Bear,” will be for sale.

Marchand creates veterans memorial PLUMMER, Idaho — A veterans statue created by Omak artist Smoker Marchand has been dedicated on the Coeur d'Alene Reservation. Coeur d'Alene council Vice Charman Ernie Stensgar said the memorial was dedicated to tribal warriors as a celebration of their sacrifice and to show they fought for freedom and the way of life of their homeland.

‘The Big Year’ films in Osoyoos area OSOYOOS, B.C. — Scenes for “The Big Year” were filmed in and around town June 7-8. “The Big Year” stars Jack Black, Owen Wilson and Steve Martin. The 20th Century Fox movie is about three men in a year-long competition to spot the rarest birds in North America.

Thursday July 1 “Express Your Inner Artist,” a program for children, will be at 3 p.m. at the Brewster Public Library. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Horizon Estates clubhouse, Omak. Information: 509-826-2900 or 509-422-2114.

Friday July 2 Bridgeport Farmers’ Market is open from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Fireman’s Park. Story time for preschoolers will be at 11:30 a.m. at the Omak Public Library. The story is “Slow Days, Fast Friends,” by Erik Brooks. Information: 509-826-1820. Republic Eagles dinners are held weekly at 6 p.m. and are open to the public. Fee charged. The Merc Playhouse presents “Star-Spangled Girl,” by Neil Simon until July 11. Information: www.MercPlayHouse.org.

Saturday July 3

Osoyoos celebrates with fireworks show OSOYOOS, B.C. – Folks wanting to get an early start on weekend reveling can check out the Canada Day Cherry Fiesta. The July 1 Canadian birthday event includes a fireworks show at 10:15 p.m. A sound track will be broadcast on CIRO radio 106.5. — The Chronicle

Twisp Farmers’ Market is open from 9 a.m. to noon at the Methow Valley Community Center. Oroville Farmers’ Market is open from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays and 4-7

Okanogan County Artists Association holds a paint-in, open to everyone, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Okanogan Presbyterian Church. Writers group meets at 1 p.m. at the Tonasket Public Library. Okanogan Oldie Goldies Red Hat Society will meet at 6 p.m. Information and location: l 509-422-1398. Wauconda Community Hall Association meets at 7 p.m. at the hall. Information: 509-486-0809.

A free children’s program by the North Central Regional Library puppeteers will be presented at 2 p.m. in the Okanogan Public Library. Information: 509-422-2609. Creative art projects for kids will be offered in three weekly afternoon drop-in classes from 2-3:30 p.m. July 7, 14 and 21 at Confluence Gallery, Twisp. Tamera Abate will teach. The classes are for ages 8-12. Tuition charged; scholarships available. Information and registration: 509-9972787 or www.confluencegallery.com. A free event for children will begin at 3 p.m. at the Omak Public Library. Children of all ages are invited to come listen to stories and make a seal craft. Information: 509-826-1820.

Tuesday July 6

Civic

Monday July 5

Okanogan Valley Master Gardeners’ plant clinic will be from 9 a.m. to noon every Tuesday and Thursday in the Washington State University Extension office in the courthouse, Okanogan. Okanogan Valley Doll Club meets at 11 a.m. at 3120 Rocky River HUD, Omak. Information: Linda Timentwa, 509-826-1845. Crafts for all ages will be offered at 3 p.m. at the Brewster Public Library. Tonasket Farmers’ Market is open from 3-7 p.m. in Triangle Park, across from Al’s IGA Okanogan Valley Farmers’ Market is open from 3:30-7 p.m. at Civic League Park, Omak. Tonasket Library Book Club meets at 4 p.m. in the Tonasket Public Library. Methow Conservancy will present a program, “Grizzly Bears and the North Cascades,” at 7 p.m. at the Twisp Valley Grange. A second program will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 7, at the Mazama Community Center. Both events are free. Information: 509-9962870. Classes in childbirth education will be offered Tuesdays in the board room of North Valley Hospital, Tonasket. Information and time: 509486-3140.

Orientation Tuesday, July 13th 6-7:30 p.m. New Program 4+ Trainings a week

Meetings open to the public: Okanogan County Law Enforcement Officers and Fire Fighters Board meets at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 1, in the commissioners’ hearing room in the Grainger Administration Building, Okanogan. Information: 509422-7100. Okanogan Conservation District Board meets at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 1, at the Ag Service Center, Okanogan. Information: 509-422-0855. Ferry County commissioners meet from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. the first, second and third Mondays and at 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month at 290 E. Tessie Ave., Republic. Information: 509-775-5229. Okanogan County commissioners meet from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Monday and Tuesday in the Grainger Administration Building, Okanogan. Agenda: www.okanogan county.org. Information: 509-422-7100. Okanogan County Solid Waste Advisory Committee meets at 4 p.m. Monday, July 5, in the health district conference room in the Public Services Building, Okanogan. Information: 509422-2602. Fire District No. 7 Commission (Riverside) meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 5, at the Riverside Fire Hall.

(includes full gym & program access)

ELKHORN Illustration by John Huntsman

Chapter One

1. Who is the first person in the story to speak to Quinn? ______________________________________________

Name: __________________________________________

Address: ________________________________________

Draw your favorite Elkhorn character! Pick up your Elkhorn Art Entry Form at Sunrise Chevrolet, 726 Okoma Drive, Omak; or at your local participating library. Turn them in by Aug. 20 to The Chronicle to enter the drawing contest! Sponsored by:

2. Which characters are twin brothers? _______________

Mathew’s other brother. Josiah and Mathew are twins. Andrew is older, but in the combined reading class. Mr. Gerlack interrupts asking Quinn to share more about Creel. Quinn responds, “There are loads of legends. Here’s another, they believe they descended from corn. That it is a living spirit.” Enticia protests from the back of the room. “It’s just food.” “To them, it’s the center of life. They even build a separate house for it,” Quinn responds. “Dad says the Raramuri are the purest group on the continent. When the Spaniards invaded, they hid in the canyons, still live there in log and mud houses, even caves. Their food is potatoes, squash, beans and, of course, corn. They eat some meat, too: goat, sheep, fish chicken and deer. They hunt a deer by running mostly bare foot until it collapses in exhaustion. The name ‘Raramuri’ means those of light feet.”

City and Zip: _____________________________________

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“Hello, Quinton,” Silhouette says cheerfully. “Quinn,” he replies. “Just Quinn.” “Sweet… just Quinn. Let’s try again shall we? Hi. I’m Silhouette,” she says sweetly. “Silhouette? Isn’t that a shadow or something?” Quinn says. “You’re not really trying here,” she laughs. “Just call me Sil. OK?” “Class, we have a great opportunity today,” the teacher exclaims. “As you know, only one more essay is due before the end of the school year, and it is a significant part of your grade. Let’s make this year a little more interesting, shall we? Your weekend assignment is to outline a 500-word essay on Mexico. Choose anything you like – food, people, history, animals, and lost kingdoms.” “Can we write about monkeys? I love monkeys,” Jahra, another classmate, asks. “Sure, as long as it is about Mexico, write anything you like,” he replies. “I’m going to write about following the Rocky Mountains from the north to south. A great pioneer story,” exclaims Mathew. “And, about all the mushrooms that grow there.” The class roars with laughter. A tall, handsome boy named Andrew leans forward from behind Quinn to explain. Quinn turns. “Mathew wants to be a mycologist. You know, a mushroom scientist. It’s all he’s talked about since he was five. You name it, when it comes to mushrooms, he knows it. Trust me on this one; don’t ever ask about them, unless you have two hours. You should see his room, everything mushroom. He even makes paintings of them. Hi, I‘m the ‘artist’s’ older brother.” “Back in Creel, the native Raramuri (you say it ra-ramoo-re) people are creative, they make colorful clothes and crafts. They’re also people of great honor. There this legend that says, they can’t lie,”Quinn says. “Everyone lies,” Sebastian interrupts. They just make something up and then say it. It’s easy.” “I wouldn’t. Mom would kill me,” protests Josiah,

Phone: ________________________ Age: _____________

About the author

Quinn nods at the girl with long, jet-black curls. She looks up and smiles radiantly. Turning, Mr. Gerlack walks back to his desk in front of the class as Quinn takes his new seat in the combined fifth-grade and sixth-grade reading class.

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By Sol Enticia Alhstraum

3. What assignment did the teacher tell everyone to begin?_________________________________________

“Quinn’s dad, Aspen, was my best friend in school. We sat right here up front. He’s the new editor of the Streetwise Chronicle.” Mr. Gerlack clears his throat. “Boy, as chums did we share great times,” he says, drifting into his memories and creating an awkward moment for Quinn, who stands before his new classmates. Shaking his head clear, Mr. Gerlack leads Quinn to an empty desk, introducing him to the girl sitting beside it. “Quinn, this is Silhouette.”

The Chronicle publishes free notices of non-commercial events open to the general public. Announcements should specify the place, time and date, whether admission or fees are charged, and the daytime name and phone number of a person who can supply more information. Only written items will be accepted. Announcements may be faxed to 509-826-5819, mailed to P.O. Box 553, Omak 98841; e-mailed to news@omakchronicle.com, or dropped off at 618 Okoma Drive, Omak. The deadline is 4 p.m. Thursdays.

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‘NEWBIE’ It’s not easy being the new kid, but sometimes there are exceptions. Especially in The Okanogan, where newcomers make friends easily and sometimes find kinship. “Everyone, meet Quinn Raul Beauregard. He’s just arrived – you’ll find his story amazing. He was born in Mexico, but he’s an American,” says Mr. Gerlack, an English teacher. “Be sure to show him the cowboy spirit of hospitality. Quinn joins us all the way from Creel, Chihuahua, Mexico, in the Sierra Madre Mountains. They are the most southern extension of the Rocky Mountains, and home to Copper Canyon. Imagine the entire Grand Canyon fitting inside the Copper Canyon like a ball in a baseball glove. That’s how big this canyon is.

Information: 509-826-4670. Republic City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 5, at city hall. Information: 509-775-3216. Omak City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, July 5, at city hall. Information: 509-826-1170. Okanogan County Veterans’ Relief Board meets at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 6, at Okanogan County Community Action, Okanogan. Information: 509-322-2295. Okanogan County Snowmobile Advisory Board meets at 7 p.m. Monday, July 5, in the health district office in the Public Services Building, Okanogan. Information: 509-422-7300. Fire District No. 2 Commission (Elmer City) meets at 7 p.m. Monday, July 5, at Elmer City Fire Hall. Information: 509-633-2724. Fire District No. 10 Commission (Loomis) meets at 8 p.m. Monday, July 5, at the community club hall. Information: 509-223-3176. Oroville City Council meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 6, at city hall. Information: 509-476-2926. Okanogan County Water Conservancy Board meets at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 7, in the commissioners’ conference room in the Grainger Administration Building. Information: Jerry Titcomb, 509-9963302. Omak Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 7, at city hall. Information: 509-826-1170. Winthrop Town Council meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 7, at The Barn. Information: 509-996-2320.

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$59 members * $149 non-members This is the first part of an eight-chapter serial story running in The Chronicle between June 30 and Aug. 18. A free “Elkhorn” book is available at Sunrise Chevrolet, your local participating library and The Chronicle while supplies last. Cut and paste the chapters into the book to save the whole story!

Wednesday July 7

Any child under the age of 18 who turns in an entry form for all 8 chapters will receive a prize bag and recognition for summer reading in The Chronicle! Drawing prizes include: a trail ride for parent and child at Eden Valley Guest Ranch and other great prizes! Drawing is only for children under the age of 18. Entries may be returned to The Chronicle, at 618 Okoma Drive, Omak; or mailed to: The Chronicle, Twist of Fate, PO Box 553, Omak, WA 98841. All entries must be received by August 20, 2010. Questions? Call 509-826-1110.

What can you change in 4 weeks?

A class in painting on silk will be offered by Confluence Gallery and Art Center from 9 a.m. to noon in the school yard garden at Liberty Bell High School on Twin Lakes Road, Winthrop,. Tuition charged; scholarships available. Information and registration: 509-9972787. Story time for preschoolers will be from 11:15-11:45 a.m. at the Okanogan Public Library. Books, songs and games are included. Okanogan County Community Action Council board will meet at 5:15 p.m. at the Community Action office, Okanogan. Information: 509-422-4041.

p.m. Tuesdays at the public library. Okanogan Valley Farmers’ Market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays in Legion Park, Okanogan. Information: Stephanie Clark, 509-826-1259.

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Arts & Entertainment • The Chronicle • July 7, 2010

Crowd lines up for ‘Eclipse’ By Roger Harnack The Chronicle OMAK – It wasn’t all googoo-eyed girls lining up Wednesday, June 30, for more than eight hours to be among the first to see “Eclipse,” the third movie in the “Twilight” series. Among the dozen people first in line were also a father, a boyfriend and another friend. Michael Nesmith, Mike Ellsworth and Dustin LaMotte stood out among the line of young girls waiting. Nesmith, the father of 10year-old Elizabeth Nesmith and 14-year-old Kimberly Nesmith, arrived with his daughters at 10:20 a.m. for the 6:45 p.m. showing. His family was the second group in line. “It was kinda my idea,” he said, noting he made his older daughter stand in line with him opening night of one of the “Star Wars” movies. “But they talked me into it.” The single father said he and his girls also stood in line last year for the release of the second movie in the “Twilight” series, “New Moon.” “When you’re a single dad, sometimes you have to do girl stuff,” he said. “I’ve even had my nails done.” Ahead of the Nesmith family and first in line was a group of Okanogan teenagers. Deska Pillow, 16; Jazmin

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From left, Desha Pillow, Jazmin Salgado, Vanessa Grant, Ericka Roberts and Dustin LaMotte, all of Okanogan, lined up at 10 a.m. June 30 for the first showing of ‘Eclipse’ at Omak Theater. Salgado, 15; Vanessa Grant, 15; Ericka Roberts, 15; Dustin LaMotte, 16, and Mike Ellsworth, 16, sat on blankets right under the box office window. The group staked out the location at 10 a.m. The girls giggled, played games, listened to music and waited impatiently for the start of the movie. “We thought there were going to be people camping out,” Pillow said, as Salgado and Grant played Bop It! Like the Nesmith family, most of the group had also spent a lot of time in line to see “New Moon.”

Had they not been in school, Grant said they would’ve been first in line for that movie, too. “This is our first time being first,” she said. At one end of the group quietly sat LaMotte. LaMotte said he wasn’t a big fan, but came with his girlfriend, Roberts. “I made him come,” Roberts said, smiling. At the other end of the group, the other boy, Ellsworth, said he felt like a “major outcast” amid the group that was mostly teenage girls. “But I’m sure the movie will be OK.”

Entries sought for photo contest The Chronicle OKANOGAN — The Okanogan Conservation District is making a last push for entries in its photo contest. The deadline is July 15. Conservation Educator Jenni Remillard said the

contest carries the theme “What does conservation in Okanogan County mean to you?” The district is looking for a photo that demonstrates conservation and the beauty of Okanogan County’s natural resources for use on its information booklet, Web site

and newsletter. Entries may be sent to Remillard at jennir@okanogan cd.org, or mailed to 1251 S. Second Ave., Okanogan. Submissions will become the property of Okanogan Conservation District, the district said.

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Show features art of Southeast Asia TWISP — A trunk show and sale of Southeast Asian art will be Friday and Saturday, July 16-17, at Confluence Gallery and Art Center, 104 Glover St. Proceeds help support artists in Southeast Asia. Silk textiles, art and cultural objects will be on exhibit and for sale. The fabric and artwork are brought to Confluence Gallery by Winthrop residents Lee and Theresa Miller. For the past 12 years they have spent several months each year working on humanitarian projects in Southeast Asia. They helped establish a silk weaving community in Cambodia. The project received the 2006 UNESCO award of excellence in silk weaving. Confluence will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the event, which also supports programs at the gallery.

Mood Swings show coming to Twisp TWISP — The Mood Swings will perform from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, at the Twisp River Pub, 201 N. Highway 20. The group consists of jazz vocalists Judy Johnston, CaraMia Vance and Betsy Rainsford with pianist Janyth Arvidson and drummer Greg Johnston. They have been together for 10 years, performing classic swing and pop all over North Central Washington featuring three part harmony reminiscent of the Andrews Sisters and the songs of some of the greatest composers of the 20th century, the group said.

Horses are focus of painting series

series led by artist Kathy Meyers. Classes run from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, July 21, to Aug. 25 at Confluence Gallery and Art Center, 104 Glover St. Meyers takes the mystery out of painting in acrylics by teaching specific techniques, a gallery announcement said. The class is appropriate for all levels of painters. Tuition is $100 and scholarships are available. Registration is through the

gallery, 509-997-2787 or www.confluencegallery.com.

Blues musician performs in Omak OMAK — Acoustic blues guitarist and songwriter Chuck Oaks will perform from 7-9 tonight, July 7, at RockWall Cellars., 110 Nichols Road. There is no cover charge, a RockWall announcement said. — The Chronicle

Dining & Entertainment Live Entertainment • Twisp River Pub, Friday, July 9, Nationally Touring Comedian Billy Wayne Davis performs stand-up comedy with guest opening act. 9 p.m., $5. • Twisp River Pub, Monday, July 12, Aphrodesia, 9 p.m., $10 cover Live Music on Weekends! • North Country Pub, Thursday, July Craft Beer 8, Open mic night with Blue Light Sandwiches Special, weather permitting. Steak, • Cariboo Inn, Thursday, July 8, Pasta and more! Karaoke with Renee Open 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. • Cariboo Inn, Friday, July 9, Muddy Wednesday- Sunday River Band TWISP • Cariboo Inn, Saturday, July 10, Rez RIVER PUB Loyal 201 N. Hwy. 20, Twisp • Cariboo Inn, Tuesday, July 13, 509-997-6822 www.twispriverpub.com Karaoke with Renee

• Food • Spirits • Fun Wednesday Night Steak Special $7.99 Happy hour ALL day • Sundays and Mondays Monday-Saturday- 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. • Sunday- 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Friday Happy Hour 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 509-422-6109 • 223 Queen St., Okanogan

TWISP — Horses are the focus of a six-week painting

ANDERSON’S GROCERY 711 S. Clark, Republic 509-775-3378

ELKHORN Illustrations by John Huntsman

Name: _____________________________________________________

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Sil bursts out laughing. “No Quinn, it is where you take the inner tube out of a large truck tire and fill it with air. Then you sit on it and let the river carry you downstream. “It’s great fun, and everyone here does it. You’ll like it,” she says. “Can you swim?” “I learned when I was a kid surfing in California and Hawaii, “ he says. “Sounds like fun. I have to make my dad’s breakfast first. Where is everyone meeting?“ Quinn’s dad enters the hall. “Don’t worry about me son, I’ll get my own breakfast. Is that one of the kids from your class? Sally or something like that?“ Mr. Beauregard asks. Quinn holds the phone to his chest. “No, I mean yes dad. “It’s Mr. Bargeman’s daughter, Sil. She wants me to go tubing with her and the other kids this morning.” “Sounds great, Quinn. Do you want me to give you a ride?” Quinn’s dad asks.

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“Seriously,” she responds. “Quinn this is my best half,” she laughs. Olivia and Quinn greet each other. “Olivia lives across the creek with her dad and a load of German shepherds. He breeds them for rescue and police work. There a really big dog.” “I know! They have dogs in Mexico, too, ya know. But most are just street strays,” he says. “I always wanted one, but Mom was allergic.” “Hey, ask your mom and dad to come for lunch, too?” says Sil. Olivia interrupts. “Quinn is coming for lunch? Sweet.” “Um, my mom can’t come,” Quinn says after a long pause. Bowing his head, he adds, “She’s dead.” “Dead?” both girls ask. “Yeah, you know 6 feet under. She died two years ago. After that, my dad took a job in Japan at a newspaper for Americans living there,” responds Quinn. “You lived in Japan?” Olivia exclaims. “Yeah, for over a year, but it didn’t help my dad feel better. He still missed my mom lots and was homesick. Then he got this idea to come back here where he grew up. So he got the paper.” “You’re dad owns the paper?” they exclaim, both of their mouths dropping open a new. Quinn cannot help but laugh at the way the two of them are reacting. All three of them burst into laughter as they enter class for their next subject. Early the next morning, Quinn races for the phone, stumbling over clothes and wet towels he left outside the bathroom door, stubbing his toe on his dad’s bowling ball case lying under it. He could never quite understand why rolling a big heavy ball down the lane every Friday night made his dad so happy. But it did. And that was good enough. Hopping on one foot, he answers the phone. “Hola, I mean, hello.” “Heya, Quinn. Hola, is that Japanese for hello?” asks Sil. Quinn laughs. “No, it’s Spanish. Why are you calling so early? My dad is sleeping,” he says. “Oh well, we, ya know the kids you met at school and I, we all thought that you might like to tube the Okanogan with us this morning. We are going to meet at snake bend. Do you know where that is? “Tubing the Okanogan? Is that a breakfast or something?” he says.

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CHAPTER TWO Quinn’s narrative continues: “The Raramuri have this race, called ‘rarahipa.’ Players run non-stop to the end, kicking a wooden ball along steep canyon paths. It can last for days, they even in the dark.” The school bell rings. The kids grab their books, heading for the door. Mr. Gerlack finds himself shouting over the noise. “Thank you, Quinn. “That outline is due first thing Monday. If you’re planning on being sick, I had better have an e-mail in my inbox by 8 a.m.” Moans and groans rise like a chorus. “Quinn, I’m going to write about you,“ whispers Sil. “Can you come to my house tomorrow for a barbecue – call it study time?” “Sure, I guess” he replies shyly. “Umm, can I bring anything?” “Yeah, some pictures,” she says. “Yeah, why not? Definitely pictures of your life in Mexico.” “Quinn, wait up,” Andrew calls. “Hey Sil, where are you going?” Sil’s best friend, Olivia, asks. “Catch up, it’s the new boy all the way from Mexico,” Sils says. “Mexico. Really, Sil? Way cool,” Olivia replies.

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Story time at the Brewster Public Library is at 10 a.m. Children’s author/illustrator Nina Laden will be at the Twisp Public Library at 11 a.m. Story time for preschoolers will be from 11:15-11:45 a.m. at the Okanogan Public Library. Information: 509-422-2609. Creative art projects for kids will be offered in drop-in classes from 23:30 p.m. July 14 and 21 at Confluence Gallery, Twisp. Tamera Abate will teach. The classes are for ages 8-12. Tuition charged; scholarships available. Information and registration: 509-9972787 or www.confluencegallery.com. “Open Merc” will be at 7 p.m. at the Merc Playhouse, Twisp. Marc Holm will host. Those who perform all music types are invited. Okanogan County Habitat for Humanity will meet at 7 p.m. at the home of Mike and Peggy McDaniel, 170 Hubbard Road, Riverside. Information: Ivetta Howell, 509-4862458.

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Thursday July 15 Wauconda Country Home Club meets at 10 a.m. at the Wauconda Community Hall. Information: 509-4861253. Chelan County PUD presents “The Marvel of Energy,” at 10 a.m. at Bridgeport Public Library and at 1 p.m. at the Winthrop Public Library. A Junior Ranger program is at 3 p.m. at the Brewster Public Library.

Friday July 16 A trunk show and sale of Southeast Asian art will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 16-17 at the Confluence Gallery and Art Center, Twisp. Information: 509-997-2787. Story time for preschoolers will be at 11:30 a.m. at the Omak Public Library. This week’s story is “Little Quack,” by Lauren Thompson. Information: 509-826-1820. Winthrop Rhythm and Blues Festival will run July 16-18 at the Blues Ranch. Information: www.winthrop

The Gold Wing Touring Association meets at 8 a.m. at the Koala Street Grill, Omak. Information: 509-422-3438. Colville National Forest is sponsoring a free walk along Sherman Creek. Wild berries will be out along the easy two-mile hike. People can meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Kettle Falls Visitor Center on state Highway 395 or at 10 a.m. 10 miles west of Kettle Falls at the log Flume Site on state Highway 20. Information: 509-738-7738. Teens book discussion group will meet at 1 p.m. in the Omak Public Library. Participants are asked to bring a sack lunch. An open music jam, car show and sock hop will take place from noon to midnight at Wauconda Community Hall. “Steamboats on the Okanogan” will be presented at 7 p.m. at Conconully Community Hall. Information: 509-826-4308.

Sunday July 18 An artists’ paint-in will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Tonasket Community Cultural Center. The group gets together the third Sunday of each month, and is not limited to fine artists.

Monday July 19 Okanogan County Artists Association will meet at 9 a.m. at the Okanogan Presbyterian Church. A mini-workshop features Tina Reeve Tharp, who will discuss point of radiation and the use of neutrals. The meeting is open to anyone interested. Information: 509-826-5372. A class for parents of ADHD children will run from 6-7 p.m. at East Omak Elementary School. Information: Soni Klimek, 509-826-6765.

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Gardeners’ plant clinic will be from 9 a.m. to noon every Tuesday and Thursday in the Washington State University Extension office in the courthouse, Okanogan. A 4-H teen camp counselor training will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Twin Lakes Challenge Course. Bilingual storyteller Deborah McVay will be at Winthrop Public Library at 11 a.m. and the Twisp Public Library at 1 p.m. Classes in childbirth education are offered Tuesdays in the board room of North Valley Hospital, Tonasket. Information and time: 509-486-3140.

Wednesday July 21 Blue Star Mothers will meet at 7 p.m. at the Peerless Restaurant, Oroville.

Exhibits The Community Cultural Center, 411 Western Ave., Tonasket, has named Carol O’Dell, Omak, as artist of the month. Information: 509-486-1328.

Civic Meetings open to the public: The Omak School Board will hold a special board retreat at noon today, July 14, in the district board room. Information: 509-826-7683 or radehaan@omaksd.wednet.edu. Methow Valley School Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. today, July 14, in the Methow Valley Elementary School board room. Information: 509-9969205. Coulee Dam Town Council will meet at 6 tonight, July 14, at town hall. Information: 509-633-0320. Okanogan County Parks and Recreation Board meets at 7 tonight, July 14, in Jones Hall at the fairgrounds. Information: 509-4221621. Fire District No. 11 Commission (Molson-Chesaw) meets at 7:30 tonight, July 14, in Fields Hall on Molson-Chesaw Road. Information: 509-485-3533.

Fire District No. 9 Commission (rural Conconully) meets at 7:30 tonight, July 14. Information and location: 509-422-3179. Ferry County commissioners meet from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. the first, second and third Mondays and at 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month at 290 E. Tessie Ave., Republic. Information: 509-775-5229. Okanogan County commissioners meet from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Monday and Tuesday in the Grainger Administration Building, Okanogan. Agenda: www.okanogan county.org. Information: 509-422-7100. Nespelem School Board meets at 6 p.m. Monday, July 19, at the school. Information: 509-634-4541. Pateros Town Council meets at 6 p.m. Monday, July 19, at city hall. Information: 509-923-2571. Republic City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 19, at city hall. Information: 509-775-3216. Omak City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, July 19, at city hall. Information: 509-826-1170. Ferry County EMS District No. 1 meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 20, at EMS district headquarters, Republic. Information: 509-775-3631. Okanogan City Council meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 20, at city hall. Information: 509-422-3600. Oroville City Council meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 20, at city hall. Information: 509-496-2926. The North Valley Hospital grand opening kickoff committee will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 22, at the hospital. The opening is scheduled for Sept. 15.

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Senior recital set Tonasket graduate wins Curry award The Chronicle TONASKET — Karl Bharucha will perform his senior recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 18, at the studio of piano teacher Roz Nau, 42 E. Winesap Ave. Bharucha, Bharucha a 2010 Tonasket graduate, will be presented with the Elma Curry Memorial Scholarship during the recital. The scholarship, given annually by the Okanogan County Music Teachers Association, recognizes consistency in music study, practice, performance,

participation in association activities, and community service through music. Bharucha has participated in numerous recitals, adjudications, musicianship festivals and competitions. In June 2009, he represented Okanogan County as a piano soloist at the Washington State Music Teacher Association Conference, where he also performed in a master class taught by pedagogue Ingrid Clarfield. He will attend Whitworth University and hopes to join its jazz band. During his recital, he will perform music of Rodriquez, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Debussy, Milhaud, Shimomura, Hikaru, Duke Ellington, Dave Brubeck and Kevin Olsen. Michelle Timmerman and Kevin Williams will provide a piano and bass backup. The recital is open to the public.

Wauconda celebrates ’50s By Brenda Starkey The Chronicle WAUCONDA – The Fabulous ’50s Sock Hop and Car Show will be this Saturday, July 17, at the Wauconda Community Hall. Event organizers say the event offers fun for the whole family. The car show is begins at noon hall yard, 129 Toroda Creek Road. The sock hop will run from 6-11 p.m., with refreshments offered from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. , organizers said. Music will be provided by Tee and Eddie Productions, featuring Theresa Edwards and Teri Dawley, with Sean Owsley and Dave Cotton of Spokane’s KHQ TV news team.

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“Adios then Quinn.” As Quinn arrives at Sil’s house, she introduces him to her borther. “Hey, Quinn, this is Marcel,” she says. Marcel smiles and gives him a nod. “I grabbed you a spare tube. It’s already in the red truck over there,” Marcel says. “Here’s my bike. When you guys get to the river, throw the bikes in the truck. You better not scratch my bike, dude.” Coming out from behind the truck, Olivia asks: “Hey Quinn, ever been rafting before?” “No, anything special I need to know?” “Yeah, stay on the tube,” she giggles. “Can you swim? The water’s high this year. It’s got a strong current. We’ll be back quick from Snake Bend, even though it will take us an hour to ride there.” She teases: “Andrew will save you if you fall in —he’s a lifeguard.” Quinn laughs. “I won’t fall, besides I can save myself, thanks!” Andrew and Mathew ride up on their bikes, followed by a couple other boys. “Silas and Josiah are here, too.” “Tight!,” says Olivia, who blushes and runs to help her dad with the tubes. Grabbing hold of Josiah’s tube, she accidentally ‘on purpose’ grabs his hand where he was holding it. Trying to pull back, he trips and they fall onto his tube. Sil laughs at the expression on Quinn’s face as he watches Olivia and Josiah get untangled. “You know that was in her plan all along,” Sil says, throwing him an enchanting smile. Quinn frowns. He suddenly has an uneasy feeling. “Um, who else is coming?” “A whole gaggle to be sure, just the regulars,” Sil says. “You haven’t met Brazil, T’ahna or Sebastian, yet, have you? They weren’t in class yesterday. They’ll be here any sec. Speak of the Ule’s and they suddenly appear.” “Ule? Who is that?” Quinn says. “Ha ha ha! It’s a term for friend used in the Kettle,” Sil giggles. “Hey guys, throw your tubes in the truck. It’s easier than carrying them.” As they’re loading the truck, Olivia’s dog Dakhota runs out to greet them. Sebastian embraces the dog. “Hey there, buddy. How ya doing? Is Dakhota going on the river with us?” “Nah, he’ll ride in the truck with Dad. Hey, where’s

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Motorcycle event is this weekend By Dee Camp The Chronicle WINTHROP — The Tumbleweed Run 8 motorcycle rally, featuring a show, games and other activities, is planned for July 23-25. The event is sponsored by Great Northwest Harley Owners Group, though all motorcycles are welcome, organizers said. Friday activities begin with registration and duck race sales from noon to 4 p.m. at Sheri's Sweet Shop, 207 Riverside Ave. Other Friday activities include a poker walk, noon to 8 p.m.; poker run, noon to 6 p.m.;

softball game with bikers vs. Winthrop, 5 p.m. at the ball field across state Highway 20 from the Winthrop Barn, 51 N. Highway 20; registration and duck race sales, 7-9 p.m., Winthrop Barn, and opening ceremonies with live music, 8:30-11 p.m., Winthrop Barn. Saturday begins with a pancake breakfast from 7:309:30 a.m. at the Winthrop Barn. The suggested donation is $5. Other activities include registration and duck race sales, 8-9:45 a.m., Sheri's Sweet Shop; poker walk, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; iron horse parade through downtown, 10 a.m. starting at the Winthrop Barn; poker run,

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; shoot-out, 1 p.m., Three-Fingered Jack’s Saloon, 176 Riverside Ave.; HOG wild games, 1-2 p.m., Sheri's Sweet Shop; duck races, 2 p.m., Chewuch River bridge; “hang ‘em high” biker games, 36 p.m., downtown; bike show, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Winthrop Barn; dinner, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Winthrop Barn, and a barn dance and social with music by The Resonators, 8 p.m. to midnight, Winthrop Barn. Admission is free for registered participants and $5 for the public. Sunday brings cleanup, 89:30 a.m., and awards and closing, 9:30-11 a.m.

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Just then Silas grasps the rope that loosely ties the tubes together. He slowly pulls himself towards Sebastian. “Punch buggy!” he shouts as he hits his friend in the shoulder. “Where? Where?” chirps Josiah. “I don’t see it.” “It just left the bridge,” replies Silas. “You missed it again, little brother”. “Yeah, yeah. That’s about as real as Enticia’s huge fish,” retorts Sebastian. Enticia scowls at Sebastian; looking as if she is going to explode. “Don’t get mad Enticia, he’s just teasing you again. Your fish was probably more like a foot. It’s the optical illusion that messes you up,” replies Andrew. “You made it up,Silas. You didn’t see anything”. “Yes I did, Josiah.” “Oh, I see it,” says Brazil. “What color was it, Silas?” “Red.” “Dang, I was hoping it was a different one. Then I could punch buggy you, Silas,” Brazil giggles.

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The children whoop and holler as they press hard to beat the pick up truck to Snake bend. “It’s a tie again,” calls Sebastian as he and Andrew jump in the truck bed. They throw tubes high over the others’ heads. Then everyone hands up the bikes biggest to smallest. “Not this one,” says Quinn .”It goes in last. Hey be careful, I borrowed it.” Everybody grabs a tube and plunges into the water under the hot June sun. They casually drift down stream to Sil’s house. As they do, Matthew announces his essay is finished. “You mean your outline is done?” asks Olivia. “No, I mean my essay is done, all 1,000 words. Did you know that Mexico pretty much has the same animals as we do?” Jahra responds, “But the essay only had to be 500 words Matthew! You didn’t write about the animals did you? That’s what my outline is about.” Before Matthew can answer, Jahra continues. “Their animals are kind of the same. We have deer; they have deer. We have bears; they have bears. We have opossums; they have opossums. We both have skunks, squirrels, chipmunks, raccoons, bobcats and mountain lions. We don’t have any wild boar, and they do. But, we have elk and moose. Also, they have domestic animals just like us; cows, horses, burrows, mules, sheep, goats, pigs and chickens . The mules, burrows and horses are their transportation. Raramuri don’t have cars, except for the really rich.” “Elk, Moose? I’ve never heard of an Elk before. What are they?” Quinn asks. “What! You’ve never heard of the greatest racked animal on the planet!” exclaims Andrew. “That’s impossible. Didn’t you say they hunt in Mexico, too? Tell you what Quinn, we’ll hitch a ride over to my cousin’s farm. It’s in Twisp up the Chilliwist Trail. We’ll go shed horn hunting next weekend and find you a rack.” Embarrassed, Quinn’s face turns red. “We didn’t have elk or moose in Creel, Andrew. So why should I know about them?” Suddenly, Enticia cries out. “I just saw a huge fish, at least two feet long!” Josiah and Olivia ask in unison: “Where?” “Jinx!” yells Olivia. She swims her tube over to Josiah’s and grabs at his foot.

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“You guys remember Bradley Welsh. He lives one street over from me. Last week he lost his 14-foot albino boa constrictor but, not for long. Mrs. Collard found it in her greenhouse! That’s one smart snake. I just had to stay and watch her reaction when they brought it out. Oh, my gosh she almost fainted dead away. Lucky the fire chief was there to catch her before she smacked into the sidewalk. It was hilarious. I took a video. We’ll throw it up on the big screen when we get back. I even have a pic of the thing wrapped around me. Look!” Enticia holds out her cell phone and the kids gather around bursting into laughter. Olivia’s dad throws the final tube in the truck and begins to leave. The gang of kids jump on their bikes, giving chase. The race is on. “Ride faster, or he’s going to beat us again!” shouts Silas. “Put the peddle to the metal, everyone.” After riding hard for what seemed like forever; Brazil wants to give up. “I am just too tired to ride this fast anymore. You guys go on ahead. I’ll catch up once I get my breath.” Matthew teases, “Oh, I’ll stay behind with you Brazil. We wouldn’t want the cougar to get you. Ha ha ha.” “On second thought, I think I have some wind in reserve; just enough to make it,” exclaims Brazil, as she picks up the pace.

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Arts & Entertainment • The Chronicle • July 28, 2010 HOG WILD

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Motorcyclists nudge kegs along a course during biker games at the Tumbleweed Run 8-motorcycle rally July 24 in Winthrop. The July 23-25 event included contests, dances, poker runs, a bike show and other activities. It was staged by the Great Northwest Harley Owners Group.

PATEROS – A former Pateros School District music teacher has published his first book, “Heroes and Hope.” Leon McKinney, who taught for four years and served 21 years as Eastmont High School’s music director, last week released his new book about life getting tougher for American children. Ninety percent of book proceeds go toward educational programs for children and 10 percent goes to Habitat for

Humanity. He said he chose those benefactors because children struggle to learn and have a place to call home. “I want to help people live better lives in the midst of difficult times,” he said. “Throughout my more than two decades as a teacher, I have tried to make a difference for kids and families through some principles that have stood the test of time.” The book is available online at www.heroesandhope book.com.

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The kids had fun floating down the Okanogan River.

“Last night. It comes with a special bonus, a summer job delivering papers,” Quinn groans. “It’s why he bought the Delivery. This basket holds The Chronicle, essential reading in The Okanogan. My dad has some sense of humor.” Josiah elbows Sebastian in the ribs. “So, what’s in the box there, Quinn?” Sebastian asks. “Lucky for Olivia that I came along when I did,” he answered. “She was trying to ride one-handed, holding this thing. Says it’s a cake from her aunt.” “Sweet, let’s eat,” says Josiah. “Man, Josiah, do you have hollow legs or what?” Olivia says. “Well, everyone is here. So, let’s hit the trail and eat cake later,” says Sebastian. “I want to find an elk antler the size of a punch buggy, today.” “Not everyone,” replies Enticia. “Jahra hasn’t arrived yet. She’s right behind us, we can’t leave without her.”

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Andrew swims hard to catch up with the tubes and Quinn races after him. Both grab the ropes and swim back together, hauling the giant raft. “Is anyone else here hungry beside me?” T’ahna asks. “Mom sent a box of cookies. Remember the white chocolate and nut ones from our school play?” “Oh my gosh, those were soooo delicious,” replies Matthew. “First one to the beach gets twice as many,” calls Josiah. He races to reach the sandy bank before anyone else. In between mouthfuls of cookies, they set out plans to go shed antler hunting the first weekend of summer break. The children plan to follow the Chilliwist Trail to Twisp and set up camp in the backyard of the brothers’ cousins. Everyone agrees to meet at an abandoned railroad bridge at 9 a.m. On that Saturday, the brothers make it first, followed by Sebastian. “Man, am I glad school’s over,” says Sebastian. “Yeah, that makes two of us,” Andrew agrees. “Thank you, Quinn! Man, he sure made the last two weeks speed by. I’m going to go to Creel when I’m old enough. I’ll meet the Raramuri people.” In the distance, they hear whistling. “Look, Olivia brought her dog with her,” Sebastian exclaims. He begins playing with the dog as he runs up to great them. “Hey, Dakhota, how you doing, boy? Good boy. I hear you’re a daddy again, old man. How many puppies did you guys have this time, handsome?” “She was going over to her aunt’s yesterday. We all know what that means. I sure hope she brought something delicious to eat,” offers Matthew. “Cake!” yells Josiah. Everyone laughs. Just then T’ahna and Quinn ride around the corner behind Olivia. Quinn has a new bike with a big basket over the front tire. Inside is a box perched on top of a small stack of newspapers. Taking note of Quinn’s new wheels, Sil yells, “Nice. Hey, great bike, Quinn.” “Wow, your dad rocks! It’s the Electra Delivery. Every kid I know wants one of those,” exclaims Matthew. Sil lets out a long whistle. “Sweet bike, Quinn. When did you get it?”

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“Optical illusion? What are you talking about, Andrew? I was directly over it. I was searching for lost treasures. You know, things that fall off peoples’ tubes when they are floating,” replies Enticia. “It only seems that way,”Andrew says. “But I saw it,” she replies. “Yeah, like you saw an alien last year and the polar bear the summer before last,” retorts Sebastian. “Remember that?” Almost everyone laughs – Enticia glares at him. “You have to give him that, Enticia,” quips Sil. “You even got your picture in the newspaper. Remember the heading? ‘Kettle girl sights Polar Bear.’” Even Enticia has to laugh this time. She soon refocuses. “So, my fish was nothing to get excited about, huh? Well, it was exciting for me. It was the biggest fish I ever saw and I am happy with that,” retorts Enticia. “Talking about BIG... Andrew, do you remember Uncle Mike’s elk rack? He brought it tied to his back pack the Christmas we had no snow. It had bite marks all over it. You should have seen this thing, Sebastian, it was amazing! Seriously, it was wider than a punch buggy.” As he throws wide his arms in excitement Josiah almost tips his tube over. The kids begin laughing and splashing each other. Before long, a few have been dunked in the river. Soon, they are all swimming. The tubes, which are all tied together with ropes, continue to drift on top of the river’s sparkling water. “Hey! The tubes are dancing off,” shouts Silas.

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performances by young musicians at the Pipestone Institute Camp and the high school Festival Music Camp. Admission by donation. • 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6 — Pre-concert lecture, “American Classical Music: Four Eras,” with Lynette Westendorf. • 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6 — Music by Camille St. Saens, Sergei Taneyev, W.A. Mozart, Paul Schoenfeld and Antonin Dvorak. • 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7 — “Emerging Artists” concert with performances by Festival Music Camp soloists. • 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7 — Music by Maurice Ravel, W.A. Mozart, Daniel Schnyder and Johannes Brahams. More information is available at www.methow musicfestival.org/.

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WINTHROP — The Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival runs from July 29 to Aug. 7 at Signal Hill Ranch, halfway between Twisp and Winthrop on Signal Hill Road. The program includes local young musicians, two string quartets and two piano trios. Admission is charged. Rehearsals, which are open to the public, are planned for 9:30 a.m. Thursday, July 29; Saturday, July 31; Tuesday, Aug. 3; Friday, Aug. 6, and Saturday, Aug. 7, at the ranch, and 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 2, at the Twisp River Pub. Performances are planned for: • 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 29 — Pre-concert recital with Stephen Beus, piano. • 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 29 — Music by Alexina Louie, Henri Vieuxtemps, Amy Beach, Richard Strauss and Antonin Dvorak. • 6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 31 — Pre-concert lecture on “American Classical Music:

Four Eras,” by George Shangrow. • 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 31 — Music by W.A. Mozard, Leon Kirchner, Jean Sibelius and Felix Mendelssohn. • 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 2 — Student quartet presentation at 155 Riverside Ave., Winthrop. • 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug, 3 — Music by Ludwig von Beethoven, Samuel Barber, Dmitri Shostakovich and Antonio Vivaldi. • 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4 — Student quartet presentations at Sun Mountain Lodge, 604 Patterson Lake Road, Winthrop. • 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5 — Student quartet presentations at Arrowleaf Bistro, 253 Riverside Ave., Winthrop. • 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6 — Festival barn community concert. Chamber music


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By Sheila Corson The Chronicle LOS ANGELES – A former Okanogan man has illustrated a new children’s book, “Jimmy The Chicken.” Tim Meinhart grew up in Okanogan, graduating from the high school in 1988. He graduated from Eastern Washington University in 1993. He then headed to Hollywood, where he was a writer for the NBC television series “Saved By the Bell.” He met art director Andrew Evashchen, with whom he worked on “Jimmy The Chicken.” The book follows “a spirited little chicken that overcomes his physical obstacles and learns how to write with the help of a friend,” a book description said. The 32-page book is written from Jimmy’s perspective as his best friend, Stanley the Chicken, helps him write the book. “Funny, but my teachers always urged me to turn my classroom doodling into something productive,” Meinhart said. “Maybe I have, finally!”

My teachers always urged me to turn my classroom doodling into something productive. Tim Meinhart

Meinhart lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two daughters. His mother, Carol Payne, and stepfather, Glenn Payne, live in Omak. More about the book can be found at www.jimmythe chicken.com.

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there were old rotten boards under it. I’m really sorry,” says Andrew. “It’s no one’s fault son. It was just an accident. He was so excited to be going shed horn hunting with you kids. You’ve been amazing to Quinn since we arrived. Thank you for being his friends,” Quinn’s father answers. “Mr. Beau’regard, Quinn makes it easy to be his friend! Hey, I have an awesome idea. Everyone! Let’s head out super early and get Quinn’s horn for him! We’ll write on it like we would a cast! Only instead of writing, we’ll carve into his antler with a dremel,” suggests Silas. “No, no, I don’t want anyone else getting hurt,” Mr Beauregard responds. “It’s ok, sir! We won’t fall into the shaft. They already covered it. I just know Quinn would love it,” Andrew pleads. The kids have such hope and enthusiasm written all over their face. Aspen can’ t refuse this gesture of friendship, knowing what Andrew says is true. “Son, you’re a good friend to Quinn. Go ahead.”

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yell and Sebastian’s shouts, Sil and Olivia run to the top of the hill. They realize they are near the old Alder mine site. The rest of the kids gather around an open shaft. Looking into its dark and silent depths nothing can be seen. The canopied light rarely reaches the forest floor. “Quinn! Quinn, can you hear us? Oh, please answer me. Quinn,” calls Sil! “Jahra, quick, use your cell phone. We need help,” Josiah cries out. “Quinn must be hurt real bad.” Jahra climbs higher and is finally able to get a faint signal. She dials 911. Dispatch conferences her directly to Dr. Henry who lives nearby. His ATV is readily equipped with emergency rescue gear. It’s the longest 15 minutes of their lives as they impatiently wait for him. Dr. Henry arrives even before a rescue team. He quickly sets up his ropes and ties a backboard and medical bag to himself. After giving the older boys strict and stern instructions, he descends into the darkness of the abandoned mine shaft. Aero Methow Rescuers shows up soon after. Dr. Henry reaches Quinn and straps him to the back board. The boy’s pale face is motionless. The still hovering friends are kept back from the chasm by the rescuers. Slowly, Quinn and the doctor are hoisted to the surface. Commanding life-saving procedures, Dr. Henry works to save Quinn’s life. He then directs the effort to get him to Mid-Valley Hospital in Omak. The kids rush back to the farm where alerted family members are waiting to take them back to Omak. At the hospital, Dr. Henry greets Quinn’s dad. “I wish we were being re-acquainted under better circumstances. Your boy needs a blood transfusion. I don’t suppose, that as his adopted father you are the one in a million match for his blood type?” Mr. Beau’regard shakes his head to the negative and lowers his eyes. “I can’t lose him, Doc. I lost my wife two years ago. I can’t lose my son! Do what ever you have to do.” Just then an explosion of children stumble into the waiting room. They join Sil who had arrived a few minutes earlier. “My blood’s rare,” Sil offers the doctor. “Young miss you may be a God send!” chirps Doc. “Nurse, get this child into the ER right away, and call her parents we need a signature.” “Mr. Beau’regard, there was nothing we could do! The ground, it just caved in under Quinn. We didn’t even realize we were near any danger. The other shafts were all fenced off and we stayed clear of them, like my dad told us to. It just looked like a bed of moss, but

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Sebastian groans impatiently. “It’s a long bike ride to Twisp. Are we ever going to get on the trail and actually find a shed horn? Imagine how awesome it would be if we were actually lucky enough to see an elk.” Andrew elbows him in the ribs and grins from ear to ear. “Ah, c’mon, be a sport will ya. It’s not that long, considering we got a ride most of the way. Go on ahead. I’ll wait for Jahra. Then we’ll catch up to you.” Eventually everyone makes it to the cousins’ farm in Twisp. After lunch the kids set out into the hills. “Hey guys, over here! I found something. It’s really stuck in this prickly tree,” groans Quinn. Shifting his feet, he works to free a large elk antler. There are bones laying nearby. “Look there! Something ate the skull sway,” Josiah says. “Great find,” says Sebastian, joining him at the bush and looking over the bones. “Probably a cougar. Here, make some room and I’ll help you untangle it from that Hawthorn bush.” “Elk are uncommon around here. Although, occasionally one comes through,” informs Andrew. As Quinn shifts to get better leverage, a loud crack fills the air. The ground he’d stood on suddenly gives way. He feels himself falling. “Ahhhhhhhhhh!” Thud, thunk, crunch!!! Sebastian grabs for him, but is too late. He begins to shout Quinn’s name. Hearing Quinn’s

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Story time will be at 10 a.m. at the Brewster Public Library. Story time for preschoolers will be from 11:15-11:45 a.m. at the Okanogan Public Library. A meeting on the U.S. Geological Survey University of Washington Climate Impact Group and Methow Watershed Council modeling tool to deal with climate change will be at 6:30 p.m. at Local 98856, Twisp.

Thursday Aug. 12 “Tuesdays With Morrie,” a play based on the book of the same name, will run until Aug. 22 at the Merc Playhouse, Twisp. Shows will be at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Admission charged. Brenda Starkey/The Chronicle

Nicholas Stavish, 33, Seattle, provides musical entertainment Aug. 7 at a Copper Mountains Vineyards wine tasting event, part of Oroville’s first Tumbleweed Film Festival.

Auditions set for Christie’s ‘Mousetrap’ TWISP – Auditions for the Merc Playhouse production of Agatha Christie’s “Mousetrap” will be at 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 23-24. The Merc is at 101 S. Glover St. There are parts for five men and three women, organizers said. Rehearsals start Aug. 29 and performances are Oct. 8-24. Auditions will consist of cold readings of the script. Those auditioning are asked to wear comfortable clothes. Different audition time may be arranged by calling Artistic Director Julie Wenzel, 997-7529.

Friday Aug. 13 Story time for preschoolers will be at 11:30 a.m. at the Omak Public Library. The story is “The Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark,” by Ken Geist.

Saturday Aug. 14 Okanogan Eagles will serve a buffet breakfast from 8-11 a.m. It is open to the public.

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RockWall hosts art show and sale OMAK — RockWall Cellars, 110 Nicholas Road, will host a Western art show and sale from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 12-15. Admission is free. The show will feature Western watercolor and pastel artist Rowdy Barry, and sculptors Jeff Wolf and Ted Moomaw, Omak. Artist receptions will be from 2-5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 12-14.

Liberty Quartet performs in Omak OMAK – A concert by the Liberty Quartet will be presented at the First Presbyterian Church, 9 S. Birch St., at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19. The program will feature traditional Southern gospel quartet music. Admission is free, but an offering will be accepted. —The Chronicle

Family Health Centers will observe its 25th anniversary from 1-4 p.m. in Alma Park, Okanogan. The free event includes games, swimming, treats and prizes. The Compassionate Friends grief support group will meet from 45:30 p.m. at the Cornerstone Christian Fellowship Church, Omak.

Tuesday Aug 17 A food handler class will be offered at 9 a.m. at the Tonasket

Eagles Hall. Information: Michael Harr, 509-422-7155.

Wednesday Aug. 18 A food handler class will be offered at 9 a.m. in Winthrop at Carlos 800 Mexican Grill and Cantina. Information: Michael Harr, 509-4227155. Blue Star Mothers will meet at 9 p.m. at Yo Yo’s, Oroville.

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Pateros Town Council meets at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 16, at city hall. Information: 509-923-2571. Okanogan County Public Utility District commissioners will meet at 2:30 p.m. in the PUD auditorium. Okanogan City Council meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, at city hall. Information: 509-422-3600. Oroville City Council meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, at city hall. Okanogan County Board of Adjustment will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, in the county commissioners’ hearing room in the Grainger Administration Building, Okanogan. Information: 509-422-7160.

Meetings open to the public: A logic and accuracy test of votecounting machinery will be at 11 a.m. today, Aug. 11, in the Okanogan County Auditor’s Office on the first floor of the courthouse, Okanogan. Methow Valley School Board will meet at 5:30 tonight, Aug. 11, in the Methow Valley Elementary School board room. Information: 509-9969205. Coulee Dam Town Council will meet at 6 tonight, Aug. 11, at town hall. Information: 509-633-0320. Okanogan County Parks and Recreation Board meets at 7 tonight, Aug. 11, at Jones Hall at the fairgrounds. Elmer City Town Council meets at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12, at town hall. Information: 509-633-2872. Ferry County commissioners meet from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. the first, second and third Mondays and at 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month at 290 E. Tessie Ave., Republic. Information: 509-775-5229. Okanogan County commissioners meet from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Monday and Tuesday in the Grainger Administration Building, Okanogan. Agenda: www.okanogan county.org. Information: 509-422-7100. Republic City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 16, at city hall. Information: 509-775-3216. Omak City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 16, at city hall. Information: 509-826-1170. Nespelem School Board meets at 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 16, at the school. Information: 509-634-4541.

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Entertainment Live Entertainment • Twisp River Pub, Friday, Aug. 13, Comedy Night! King Rich with guest opener, 9 p.m., $5 cover. • Twisp River Pub, Saturday, Aug. 14, Massy Ferguson, rock-n-roll • Cariboo Inn, Thursday, Aug. 12, Muddy River Band • Cariboo Inn, Friday, Aug. 13, Muddy River Band • Mickey’s, Thursday, Aug. 12, DJ Jesse • Mickey’s, Friday, Aug. 13, The band ‘Knowbody Knew” • Mickey’s, Saturday, Aug. 14, featuring Barry Black and his band • Mickey’s, Sunday, Aug. 15, DJ Jesse • North Country Pub, Thursday, Aug. 12, Open mic with Blue Light Special, weather permitting.

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The kids race to get back to Omak as fast as they can. Meanwhile at the hospital, Quinn’s dad is chatting with his son’s doctor. “Doc, as much as I don’t want to see my son in Seattle while I’m tied here to this paper, I’ll trust you on this. “If you say the only choice we have is to heli-vac him to a bigger center, then do it. How soon will he be transported?” As they are talking, Sil and Sebastian burst threw the door still wearing their bicycle helmets, faces red from the exertion of riding their bikes hard to make it in time for visiting hours. “Hey Quinn you’ll never believe what happened,” offers Sil. “It’s totally rad, I mean the best thing that has ever happened to me in my entire life” adds Sebastian. “Slow down you two, this is a hospital not the BMX track,” the doctor says.

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“I’m with ya, Sil.” “You had better watch out for poisonous snakes. They like to jump out of caves,” teases Sebastian. As he says that, Sil slips on the slimy coating covering the large boulders and falls into the pool below. “Now, look what you made me do, Sebastian. I lost my sunglasses. My aunt will kill me. She got those for my birthday.” “No problem, Sil. I’ll dive for ‘em,” Sebastian replies. “Not if I find them first,” challenges Matthew. Boys being boys, they’re game for any competitive opportunity. All the boys jump into the cool, deep pool. Olivia and Sil look each other in the eye with a mischievous knowing glance. Olivia picks up a rock near by and throws it. She yells, “Snake! Snake! Don’t get bitten!” As they watch the boys scramble, their mirth turns to marvel. “Olivia, did you see what I just saw?” Sil asks. “Ah, you mean that flash of gold,” Olivia replies. “Exactly, there was gold in that rock you just threw!” “Yeah, right. Like there was a poisonous snake. You’re not going to make us dive for you again, Sil,” says Sebastian. “No, I mean it. Come on Enticia, T’ahna, Jahra! Help us find that rock. We both saw a flash of gold as Olivia threw it,” responds Sil. The girls dive for her rock. They hunt in the pool, moving rocks, searching for the one she’d thrown. But instead they find many little nuggets of pure gold! “Crazy! this is just crazy! You found gold! You found gold,” yells Matthew. “Yeah, there’s a ton. Help me move the rocks at the base of these huge boulders. I see heaps here, too,” replies T’ahna excitedly. Held by the frenzy of gold fever, they spend the rest of the afternoon filling their pockets with nuggets. The old elk horn is long forgotten. They are all absorbed with the huge deposit of gold that millions of tons of cascading water had deposited. As the afternoon begins to fade into early evening, Silas announces, “We had better go before visiting hours at the hospital are over. “We don’t have enough time to find Quinn’s elk horn now, but we can share the discovery of our gold mine with him.”

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“Man, is it hot! It’s already 100 degrees for sure. Andrew, we have to detour over to the river. You promised Quinn’s dad no one would get hurt today. “If I don’t cool off after this ride, I’m going to fall down from heat stroke or something.” “Your right, Jahra. Everyone, take that fork up ahead. There's a rope swing on the Twisp River. “We‘ll stop there, have a quick swim and rest awhile. After that we'll move on to find Quinn some antlers,” calls Andrew. “Bet I beat you, Sebastian!" With a burst of energy, the boys are beside the river in minutes. “Boys! How can they be so happy when Quinn lies dying in hospital?” says Olivia. The group of girls moves down river, away from the rope swing and wild boys. They thing that way, they won’t get splashed or thrown in. “Quinn’s not dying, Olivia. But, after all that blood they took from me, I should be,” responds Sil. “You were amazing, Sil. Who would have thought you two had the same blood type. That is crazy,” adds T’ahna. “Yeah, seriously messed up, Sil,” offers Jahra. They enjoy their quiet swim, but feel less then talkative. Soon, they crawl onto the rocks and lie drying in the sun. The boys join them and everyone dozes off in the heat; except Andrew. As he sits there thinking about the day before, he hears the soft movement of an animal approaching the water’s edge. A large, gorgeous elk lowers it’s head to drink. Andrew kicks Matthew and motions him to look, but stay quiet. Soon, every eye beholds the majestic king as he commands the attention of each child. He then turns towards the thick hedge, which seems like a living wall. He stops a few moments at a tree, raking his antlers. Then he walks like a ghost right into the wall of thick bushes. “It’s a ghost,” Matthew says. “Holy smokes, there’s a trail here," Sebastian shouts. "For a minute, I thought he really was a ghost. Wow, let’s follow him.” The elk leads the children under overhanging rock, along the river and down a steep incline. Beside them a descending series of waterfalls cascades. At the bottom, they look up from the steep canyon floor. “Hey, Olivia, come on. Let’s see if there’s a cave behind the falls.”

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Wednesday Aug. 18 A food handler class will be offered at 9 a.m. in at Carlos 800 Mexican Grill and Cantina, Winthrop. Information: Michael Harr, 509-4227155. Story time will be at 10 a.m. at the Brewster Public Library. Story time for preschoolers will be from 11:15-11:45 a.m. at the Okanogan Public Library. Books, songs and games are included. Information: 509-422-2609. U.S. Armed Forces Legacy meets at 6 p.m. at Whistler’s Restaurant, Tonasket. Okanogan County Amateur Radio Club meets at 7 p.m. in the sheriff’s conference room in the Grainger Administration Building, Okanogan. Blue Star Mothers meets at 7 p.m. at Yo Yo’s, Oroville. Information: 509485-2906. A discussion of the book “Tuesdays with Morrie” will be held after a performance of the play by the same name at the Merc Playhouse, Twisp. Admission charged. Shows are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays until Aug. 22.

Thursday Aug. 19 The Okanogan-Ferry County chapter of the Washington Pilots’ Association will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Koala Street Grill, Omak. Members will share summer flying stories, though the meeting is open to anyone interested. A readers’ evening will be part of Confluence Gallery’s garden art exhibit, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the courtyard of the Methow Valley Inn, Twisp. Information: 509-997-2787.

Friday Aug. 20 Story time for preschoolers will be at 11:30 a.m. at the Omak Public Library. The story is “Peter Spit a Seed at Sue,” by Jamie French Koller. Information: 509-826-1820. Colville Confederated Tribes will hold a cancer awareness and

resources gathering today and tomorrow, Aug. 20-21, at the encampment grounds, Nespelem. The event includes talking circles, a luminary booth, educational and resources booths, entertainment and food. Information: Colville Tribal Health, 509-634-2943.

Thursday in the Washington State University Extension office in the courthouse, Okanogan. Classes in childbirth education are offered Tuesdays in the board room of North Valley Hospital, Tonasket. Information and time: 509-486-3140.

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Saturday Aug. 21 The Gold Wing Touring Association meets at 8 a.m. at the Koala Street Grill, Omak. Information: 509-422-3438. Teens book discussion group will meet at 1 p.m. in the Omak Public Library. Participants are asked to bring a sack lunch. The Arts Council of Ferry County will present Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors” at 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 21-22, on Stotts’ Stage at Curlew RV Park. Admission by donation. In case of rain, the play will move to the Curlew School main gym. Information:509-779-4823.

Sunday Aug. 22 The Okanogan County Democratic Party will hold a picnic and auction at noon at Conconully State Park. The Ellisforde Church of the Brethren will hold a free, old-fashioned ice cream social in the shade of the church’s trees from 5-7 p.m. at 32116 Highway 97. Information: Kathleen Thompson, 509-826-6447.

Monday Aug. 23 Vacation Bible School will run from 6-8 p.m. Aug. 23-27 at the Tonasket Free Methodist Church for ages 3 years through fifth grade. A family carnival will be held Aug. 27. Information and registration: 486-2194.

Tuesday Aug. 24 Okanogan Valley Master Gardeners’ plant clinic will be from 9 a.m. to noon every Tuesday and

Open Merc will begin at 7 p.m. at the Merc Playhouse, Twisp. Information: 509-997-7529.

Civic Meetings open to the public: Okanogan County Marketing Board meets at 10 a.m. today, Aug. 18, in the commissioners’ hearing room in the Grainger Administration Building, Okanogan. Information: 509-996-2333. Okanogan County Horticultural Pest and Disease Control Board meets at 2:30 p.m. today, Aug. 18, in the commissioners’ conference room in the Grainger Administration Building, Okanogan. Information: 509-322-1286. Brewster City Council meets at 6 tonight, Aug. 18, at city hall. Information: 509-689-3464. Winthrop Town Council meets at 7 tonight, Aug. 18, at the Barn. Information: 509-996-2320. Ferry County commissioners meet from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. the first, second and third Mondays and at 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month at 290 E. Tessie Ave., Republic. Information: 509-775-5229. Okanogan County commissioners meet from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Monday and Tuesday in the Grainger Administration Building, Okanogan. Agenda: www.okanogan county.org. Information: 509-422-7100. Okanogan-Douglas District Hospital Board (south county) meets at noon Monday, Aug. 23, in the hospital conference room, Brewster. Information: 509-689-2517. Grand Coulee Dam School Board meets at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 23, in the district office. Information: 509-332143. Pateros School Board will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 23, in the school

www.omakchronicle.com library. Information: 509-923-2343 Ext. 4. Okanogan County Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 23, in the commissioners’ hearing room in the Grainger Administration Building, Okanogan. Information: 509422-7160. Brewster School Board meets at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 23, in the Brewster Junior-Senior High School library. Information: 509-689-3449. Tonasket School Board meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 23, in the district office. Information: 509-4862126. Tonasket Planning Commission will meet at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24, at city hall. Information: 509-486-2132. Okanogan County Hospital District No. 3 Board (Mid-Valley) will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24, in the administrator’s office. Information: By Degrees

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“Mom?” inquires Silhouette. “No, not at all Quinn. You’ve just answered my prayers. That’s your Aunt Lakshmi in the photo, Silhouette . The one who, eleven years ago was lost with her Swedish husband in Mexico. She was suspose to run in the Olympics that year, but an injury set her back. “So they went to the Copper Canyon as a second honey moon and to recodition her leg. We never heard from them again and the authorities turned up empty handed,” she replies. Mr Beau’regard lets out a long whistle. Silhouette and Quinn star at each other mouths agape. “You mean that the reason our blood match is that we’re cousins? DAD, I have a cousin, and my mom she is alive!” “Slow down there my little prospector. We don’t know if Lakshmi is alive or not. But I promise you. I promise all of you, by this time next year we will know. “Together we will all look for her beginning in creel.”

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one here?” asks Olivia. “They’re very expensive, dear heart. They cost millions. Also, he needs to be in intensive care. We just don’t have the funding for either. One day, maybe,” Doc explains. The children quietly gather around Quinn’s bed exchanging knowing glances. Andrew smiles and Silhouette nods her head. Then each child repeatedly plunges their hands into their pockets. They empty the contents onto the bed tray. Fists full of tiny golden nuggets sparkle before Quinn! Doc raises his eyebrows and Mr. Beau’regard whistles. “Will this buy your machines, Doc? Can he stay now,” Silhouette asks? “Where did you kids find these?” asks Mr. Beauregard. “You promised to stay away from that mine. I mean, that’s a heck of a lot of gold!” “Even if it this is enough money, we have to order the machines and build the ward to house them. It takes time; something Quinn doesn’t have enough of,” adds Doc. Quinn stirs and tries to open his eyes. “Sorry, Quinn, we didn’t get your Elkhorn for you. We… ah… kinda… got distracted. We never made it to the mine, but found this while we were swimming. The biggest Elk that ever lived showed us the way,” offers Josiah. In a flurry of words, they share the adventures of the day with the two men and Quinn. The adults exchange knowing looks and arrange to stake the Elkhorn Gold claim the next day, the kids insisting Quinn and Doc be included. As the claim is being made, Quinn is transferred to the Seattle hospital, where he recovers. When Quinn returns home, Mr. Beauregard invites Silhouette and her family to dinner. They share their story of life in Japan and Mexico. Quinn presents Silhouette with an artsy journal he’s made during his weeks in hospital. It’s full of pictures. Together, the two families trace Aspen’s memories. “And this picture is of the Raramuri Indians back in Creel, Sil,” Quinn explains. Silhouette’s mother leans in closer. She notices a familiar looking young woman wearing the colourful clothing of the Indigenous people. Her eyes fill with tears. “Did I say something wrong, Mrs. Bargeman?” Everyone turns and looks at her.

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After the children burst into the hospital, Dr. Henry reminds the children that their friend Quin is a very sick boy. “Calm down and be quiet. You can’t fill my hospital with your noise and commotion. The rest of you kids stop right there and be quiet. “Now, briefly and calmly say ‘goodbye.’ Quinn needs to leave soon. Only one at a time, mind you,”commands Dr. Henry. “What do you mean, leave? I laid in that bed next to Quinn’s bed for thirty minutes last night as they drained all of my blood. Did I have to feel woozy and dizzy for ‘nothing?” protests Silhouette. “It certainly was not all your blood. Nor, was it for nothing, dear child. “You bought us time to stabilize Quinn. He hit his head very hard in that mine shaft. “I’m worried that he has a fractured skull. It might be bleeding, so we‘re sending him to an intensive care unit for a CT scan and maybe an MRI,” replies Doc. “Man, we have a barn full of cats, you can have as many as you want,” replies Mathew. Doc laughs. “Not that kind of a cat son. It’s a big machine. Think of it as a giant digital camera. It can look deep inside and take pictures of everything; pictures that I’ll use to help Quinn.” “But why does he have to leave? Why don’t you have

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Tonasket City Council meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24, at city hall. Information: 509-486-2132. Conconully Town Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24, in Conconully Community Hall. Information: 509-826-6005. Okanogan School Board meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25, at the high school. Information: 422-3629.

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