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TIMELINE 1920 May 26 – Shellroc Bill wins in Senate. k Pump June 25 bond issue – $42,000 school new high carries easily – school building larger than now assuredany in county . July 9 – establish Mail route ed, Condon’s Omak to Ferry. Aug. 26 – Women allowed to vote. Nov. 4 Fink block – Fire destroys the on Omak’s Street. Main


Cut 15 Million Feet Make 2 Millio Lumber, Seventy-Five n Boxes; Men Employed Feb.

24, 1922 The starting 1921 Jan. 14 Biles-Coleman Monday of the sawmill of Wenatch – After the Lumber mountain ee east of town, Company, on the Association District Co-op the record the begins what season’s information members present will be central Washing timber cut to a packed theatre, some orchard The plans ton up to this time. for north sign onto of this organiza ists a cut of the tion ten marketing. group for apple season and to fifteen million now call for Many don’t another organization want have some in their efforts to do feet for the Jan. 14 to join. this, they 4,000,00 piled on now Nicotine” – The “Lady the skidway 0 feet of logs already campaig half s along miles tobacco n against the three usage spreads and up Wanicut of logging railway across the they have a creek. run This lumber Chronicle nation. The refuses to is all to boxes at the article. print the be this spring Omak box plant made up into March 18 of this and summer than 2,000,00 Dam project – McLaughlin and means company that more at this place. 0 boxes are to be the Okanog is approved by manufactured Association. an Water Users At the present being employe time, a crew April 1 d at the sawmill of forty men cents per – Gas rises to 37 more are gallon. and thirty-fi is in the woods April 8 Within thirty ve days, it is getting out logs. Coleman – The Bilessawmill running planned mill in Wenatch announces a full twenty-f to have the and turning it will begin ee our hour out anywhe operatio 110,000 ns feet of lumber re from 100,000shift expecting that week, planned to to a day. 1,000,000to turn out so there willrun the mill past the In fact, it is boxes per regular be April 15 year. a hangove feet of The Heisler r of several season “Big Louie” – Joe Louie, or lumber that Engine and million seasoned days in jail sentenced to 30 Train Carried for the box will be thoroug year. hly plant to begin Logs Throug kill Suzannefor attempting to on next h Cougar Leo, whom Over a mile claimed ville for the he was and a half logging railway Mill. woman who an evil medicin of the present e has caused the past death of forty days been constructed his son and the during and the present over the threatened frozen his own track will into new Other Indians life. need to be ground attested moved summer. timber by the power, but to her middle of At 18,000 feet this time, only control of the court said the three trucksthis a proper evil spirits was not these tracks of logs are being defense. brought in of doubled and each trip but this over April 29 – The Ruby a steam unloade will soon ceases operatio mill mine be that will ns after the unload one r installed at the death of minute into its truck of the mill pond. expects to president, but logs a A good resumes resume soon. It minute abilityillustration of June 24. the up-to-th of this May 6 illustrated eby the fact organization is Okanog – The Methowstart sawing an Irrigatio well that they divorces are able successfully in this zero weather into two n District to entities. June 3 and to pond from do so are keeping Feb. 8, 1923 requires – State legislation freezing their mill automo Paschal steam. by the judiciou to be enforced bile licenses considered Sherman, always s use of A well after Aug. Licenses 1. because of a local indian cost $1; commissary appointed woods fines are lad $5. camp and school at his attendance at end of the has been erected the July 15 – railway and at the woods has been St. Mary’s Mission Building office is now a now required admitted permits being built new warehouse and to the bar , this state within Omak city limits. The at for of

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The Chronicle takes a look back at the 1920s

County All-Star

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Essential Reading in Okanogan and Ferry counties.

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Aug. 5 Mill Pond marks the young man the box plant contract fromin charge of Lumber and– Tunk Creek at Cougar fulfillment between Box Compa work of ville in the these to transpor here at town and the mill to destroye Father E. of the life ny d Early 1920s. t from 60,000 are prepared operations and large logging now decease de Rouge, in orchard by fire, a big crimp lumber every and sawmill the large town but box supply. twenty-four to 70,000 feet St. Mary’s d, and founder box plant hauling contract no one who Aug. 19 If you wish of hours. This of Mission here in – Publishe saw these Omak. just east DeVos welcom is the vital lumber move lumber off r F.A. gentlemen operations that to view the largest of the mountai connecting doubt have ever Mary Catherin es a baby girl, lumber neck of the It was Father n link enlargedtheir ability woods, take been staged in e, who caused to make last summer Colema de Rouge’s a delay in ambition job this summer this good on a run up to life and n mill the to production.the paper’s . the Indians work to educate sixty days, any time within the the Bilesit will repay next thirty state in the of this part of Dec. 2 the you. exhibit puts– National apple thus better hope that he could Continued their station on Page March 19, area apples.high rank for and 6. make in life The selection 1925 apples win County-wide The young them better citizens The votes County All-Star of an Okanog . generation categories 42 of 44 are as follows: an hope, Paschal team as selected was his by secret 17 of 19 and Omak wins vote one brightes city categor Gliden of of his officials coaches t pupils. — Brewste Jonathan, ies for within the and The good compiled county was H. Dew — Tonasker, 10 F Arkansas Winter Banana, as father felt would be Black, t, 9 F receiving follows: Each player Christianson Grimes Golden Spitzenberg, he — Brewste a live to see satisfied if he could and Deliciou on the first choice for a position Herrin — Tonaske r, 10 apples. s lads reach one of these Indian t, 8 G Wick votes and team was given Dec. 16 the point two Curtis — Brewster, (B) which in life to second teambeing named on 6 Irrigation – The Okanogan — (0) 5. Paschal the Burnham District looks gave him attached the “electrif one vote. Those who himself. has now (0) 10. ication” of into He has now attained named McCorm for their Dec. 16 wells. as team chose a captain Holmes ack — (B) 7. one wouldhe was sure such High School – The new Omak Brewster, Gliden — (T) 6. a be fired although ambition party is slatedis complete; a not all of of coaches with to named a the for Dec. in the upliftbuckle in and assist Burnham some cases 20. captain. work of received In for people. his own on the first a man lost a position center and 6 votes Continued team by being 4 for forward on Page in as much Friends, for two differen 2. Indians named so Omak as

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Watt: Better to be a dad Omak man reflects on fatherhood as he receives diploma By Dee Camp The Chronicle OMAK — Thomas “Tinker” Watt said he’d rather be a dad than a father and tries to put that philosophy into practice. Watt, 63, received his high school diploma last Saturday as a belated graduate in the class of 1965. He missed his own graduation because he enlisted in the U.S. Army, but shared in

the class of 2010 commencement under a federal law that allows people who interrupt their education to serve in the armed forces during war to receive their diplomas. Watt, a Colville tribal member, served in Vietnam. He said that per capita, American Indians had the highest ethnic representation in Vietnam and a long history of serving the U.S. even though they didn’t have full civil rights for many years. Citizenship was granted in 1924. “That’s what our dads did, that’s what our grandparents did,” he said. “It’s kind of a rite of passage, a warrior status.”


“ I wanted to be a part of their life. Thomas ‘Tinker’ Watt

” The Army taught him structure, discipline, the art of negotiation, respect and patience — all of which served


him well in later years as a parent. Watt said his own father wasn’t always present as he was

growing up. “I had no book on being a father,” he said. Along the way, he changed his concept of what it means to be a father and refined it as he was going through a divorce. “I told the judge, ‘I’m a dad.” I was still bonded to my children,” he said. “I wanted to be a part of their life. Any man can be a father, but I’d rather be a dad than a father.” Watt’s children, Dereka and Patrick Watt, also live in the Omak area. He has four grandchildren and two greatgreat grandchildren, and strives to be a dad figure to all of them. He also has many nieces and

Fight left man clinging to life

By Al Camp The Chronicle OMAK — William “Billy” Yoder, 47, barely stayed alive for several days following a beating allegedly caused by two men and a woman charged June 10 with first-degree assault in Okanogan County Superior Court. Jimmy Jack Clark, 24; John Last Star Sam, 27, and Martina L. Comeslast, 19, were charged with beating Yoder early June 8 to the point where Omak police, who know Yoder, could not recognize him, court records said. Yoder was in critical condition for several days at Al Camp/The Chronicle

Omak graduates stand for a Colville tribal honor song during commencement on June 12. The ceremony also recognized several veterans who received their belated diplomas because of wartime military service, and remembered Bryson Marchand, a classmate who died in a vehicle crash three years ago. At left, a member of the Curlew class of 2010 takes his turn at ringing the school bell following graduation June 11.

Three races will have primaries Field will be narrowed Aug. 17 By Dee Camp The Chronicle OKANOGAN – Voters will find three contested races on Okanogan and Ferry counties’ ballots in the Aug. 17 top-two primary. In the race for Okanogan County clerk, Cindy Gagne of Omak, and Charleen Groomes and Rae Jean Kelley, both of Okanogan, are vying for the position being vacated by Jackie Bradley. Gagne is a Democrat; Groomes and Kelley are Republicans.

A half-dozen candidates signed up for the Ferry County commissioner race. Trying to unseat incumbent Joe Bond, a Republican from Republic, are Clinton (Brad) Brown, Republic, Republican; Brian Dansel, Republic, Republican; Jack D. Hamilton, Republic, Republican; Cynthia BonneauGreen, Republic, Democrat, and Marty King, Republic, Republican. Ferry County Public Utility District Commissioner Chris Kroupa, Curlew, has two challengers — John Hamilton, Republic, and Ben Wyckoff, Republic.

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Tribal challengers lead races The Chronicle NESPELEM – Very preliminary results show challengers outpacing incumbents in the races for four of seven Colville Business Council seats in Saturday’s tribal election. But those results could change by Thursday as absentee ballots are counted. According to tribal elections coordinator Niki Wippel, the number of absentee ballots waiting to be counted is far more than the number of poll ballots tallied Monday, June 14.

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Three charged in assault


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nephews for whom he tries to provide a positive example, as his own siblings did for his children. Watt, who is retired on disability, worked in social services and wood products. Now, he devotes his time to helping others become better parents. He assisted at a recent parenting workshop at the Omak Longhouse; a second is planned in September. “For new parents, the key is being there” for children, he said. “You have to be there with them, right from the beginning.

Only one candidate is assured a win – Chairman Michael O. Finley is running unopposed for Inchelium Position No. 2. He received 99 votes and another 117 ballots remain to be counted. In contested races: Inchelium District Position No. 1 — Challenger Douglas J. Seymour leads incumbent Juanita Warren, 89 votes to 55. Another 117 ballots remain to be counted. Keller District Position No. 1 – Challenger Sylvia T. Peasley

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Billy Yoder improving By Dee Camp The Chronicle OMAK — William Earl “Billy” Yoder is improving after being severely beaten June 8. Yoder, 47, was removed from a respirator Yoder June 11 and moved from intensive care to the main floor at Sacred Heart Medical Center, Spokane.

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Pedestrian killed The Chronicle OROVILLE – A visitor from Wellpinit was killed early Tuesday morning, June 15, when he was struck by a car while walking along U.S. Highway 97. John L. George, 37, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash four miles south of town. The driver of the car, Judith N. Roel, 20, Oroville, was transported to North Valley Hospital in Tonasket where she was treated for an abrasion to her arm. According to a Washington State Patrol report, George was

walking in the roadway at about 1 a.m. when he was struck by Roel’s northbound car. Traffic was detoured around the crash scene for three hours as troopers investigated the incident at milepost 327. Alcohol is believed to have been a factor, and charges may be pending, the report said. Troopers have notified George’s family, and the victim’s body was transported to Bergh’s Valley Chapel in Tonasket, the report said. Roel’s car sustained an estimated $4,500 in damage and was towed to the State Patrol impound area in Okanogan, the report said.

County borrows for loan payment Sewer hookups fall short of projections By Sheila Corson The Chronicle OKANOGAN – After tense discussion June 14, county commissioners proposed borrowing $313,000 from the county infrastructure fund to pay its state Public Works Trust

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North-Central Washington: Clouds and sun Wednesday with a passing shower; windy near Omak and toward Wenatchee. Partly sunny Thursday, except more clouds toward Winthrop. A thunderstorm in spots Friday afternoon in the mountains. A shower or thunderstorm possible Saturday, dry toward Wenatchee. Shown is Wednesday’s weather. Temperatures are Wednesday’s highs and Wednesday night’s lows.

Sun and Moon Sunset 9:02 p.m. 9:02 p.m. 9:03 p.m. 9:03 p.m. 9:03 p.m. 9:03 p.m. 9:04 p.m.

Moonrise 10:06 a.m. 11:26 a.m. 12:45 p.m. 2:02 p.m. 3:19 p.m. 4:35 p.m. 5:49 p.m.

Moonset 11:56 p.m. 11:26 a.m. 12:17 a.m. 12:37 a.m. 12:59 a.m. 1:23 a.m. 1:51 a.m.

Mountain Passes

Growing Degree Days

Snoqualmie Pass: Times of clouds and sunshine on Wednesday with some showers.

Used to measure crop development. They are determined by subtracting 50 from the day’s mean temperature with negative values counting as zero.

Stevens Pass: Partly sunny on Wednesday with a couple of showers.

Sunday Season to date Normal season to date

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Livestock Stress Index First Jun 18

Full Jun 26

Last Jul 4

New Jul 11

Disautel Pass: Partial sunshine on Wednesday with a shower or two.

86°/43° 77°/48° 99°/32°

Lake Level* 24 hr. change Roosevelt 1286.60 +1.10 Rufus Woods 782.20 none Osoyoos 901.23 none * Elevation above sea level

0.73” 1.51” 0.39” 10.61” 5.61”

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Blooms help a community thrive Back in 1924 when I was a first-grader, my parents bought a house in Lombard, a suburb of Chicago, Ill. I have heard (perhaps unreliably) that its population at that time was about 300. They and their three children (Barbara would later be born there) moved in. Barbara still lives in that house. Now, as a bedroom for Chicago, Lombard’s population is pushing 40,000. Among the outstanding residents of the town was a man we knew as Col. Plum. He had a large house on a knoll with extensive grounds around it. He collected lilacs. He was said to have the largest collection in the world. Upon his death, he willed his property to the village of Lombard for use as a park and library. I remember the election in which the community voted on whether to accept the offer and incur the responsibility (read taxes) of sustaining the property. The house was to be used for a library and the grounds for a park. The measure passed. In the hands of the village administration, the grounds were developed into a park. Not only are lilacs in bloom in the spring, but hundreds of thousands of tulips. A small fish pond (perhaps 25 by 50 feet with attractive rockwork around it) was installed. The spot became a venue for public gatherings, particularly those which needed a stage. Long after I left Lombard, the village built a new, larger library building.

OMAK — May was one of the wettest months of the year. Moses Mountain and Salmon Meadows near Conconully both were 102 percent of average precipitation as of June 13, the Natural Resources Conservation Service reported. Omak was the coolest it had been in 80 years of record keeping at 5.9 degrees below normal and second-wettest with 2.95 inches of rain, the National Weather Service reported. — The Chronicle

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Fragrant lilacs bloom profusely and wave under the spring sunshine in an Omak yard. The place became known, and in the spring people in the thousands come to stroll its lanes and drink in the beauty there. The library is the Helen M. Plum Memorial Library, named after the colonel’s wife. In it, I had my first introduction to the Dewey Decimal System of cataloguing books, a system I did not comprehend at the time. Outside, the lilacs are of a great variety. In the spring, the place is a marvel. Perhaps this is one reason why I am so comfortable with Omak’s Civic League Park and the city’s library at one end of it. We, too, use the venue for concerts and a variety of activities, including the Art in the Park event every spring, concerts in the bandshell, a

farmers’ market in the summer and sundry other activities. I cannot claim to have been furthering Lombard’s tradition by having lilacs in my yard, for when Glen and I bought our house, the plants already were there. They are large bushes by this time. If you drive the car out of the west end of the carport, one of the large bushes will try to scalp it. I learned, the hard way, not to do that. But every spring, like their cousins in Lombard, they burst into magnificence, proclaiming that spring has come. Lilac Park in Lombard (which is known as the Lilac Town – they even have lilacs on their car licenses) and Civic League Park in Omak have a certain kinship.

Mudslide damages homes, crops OLIVER, B.C. — A mudslide four miles south of town ripped through orchards and vineyards Sunday afternoon, June 13, destroying five homes. Royal Canadian Mounted Police spokesman Cpl. Dan Moskaluk said nobody was injured and all residents and agricultural workers have been accounted for. The mudslide swept through Testalinda Creek about 2:20 p.m., flowing through orchards, vineyards and wiping out houses. The flow of debris crossed Canadian Highway 97 and dumped into the Okanagan River. Traffic is being detoured around the slide area while crews remove mud and debris,

May was wet

which is as much as 12 feet deep on portions of the highway. Oliver is the next town north

of Osoyoos, which shares a border crossing with Oroville. — The Chronicle

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Both offer beauty, service and the incomparable value and knowledge. Both proclaim that a city can maintain such a facility for its own good. Long may they thrive.

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Monaghan murder case cost county $34,000-plus State picks up most of costs By Brenda Starkey The Chronicle REPUBLIC — The murderarson trial of Cory Monaghan has cost cash-strapped Ferry County more than $34,000. Monaghan, 36, Ravensdale, was found guilty of killing Jeremy Karavias, 19, Kent, and burning the Art Creek home of Monaghan's uncle to the ground to destroy evidence. The case Monaghan was prosecuted by two attorneys from the state Attorney General's Office at the request of county Prosecutor Mike Sandona. “We are generally asked to provide this service in cases where the local county prosecutor has a conflict of interest, or when the time and cost and/or complexity of the prosecution is going to be burdensome on the county prosecutor's office,� Assistant Attorney General John Hillman said. “This usually occurs where there is a complex criminal case in a county with limited resources.�

The AG's office footed the bill for the wages and salaries of the state employees as well as travel costs, meals, lodging and other expenses such as phone bills, copying, printing, supplies and preparation of trial exhibits, Hillman said. Not counting the attorney’s salaries, the state government shows it spent $8,220.72 on the Monaghan case. Of that amount, it billed Ferry County Hillman $2,969 for travel expense of witnesses, Hillman said. This includes costs for bringing the witnesses to Ferry County to testify and $1,550 for the medical examiner, who also charged an expert witness fee, he said. The county prosecutor’s office would have paid those expenses if it had kept the case for prosecution, Hillman said. Expert witnesses cost the county $25,874.42, according to the county auditor’s office. Most of the costs involved psychiatric experts called in because the defense wanted Monaghan found not guilty on grounds of insanity, a claim that was rejected. The second-largest expense to the county was the jury,

$7,471, according to figures from the county auditor’s office. Jury selection started Feb. 1 and the 12-member jury, plus two alternates, was sent home after a two-week trial. Jurors were not sequestered. Other county expenses included $720 for witness costs, $262.50 for an investigator and $108 for a bailiff. Having the AG’s office prosecute the trial saved the county salaried hours it would have taken for the prosecutor's office to prepare for the trial plus assorted administrative costs the state paid for phone bills, copying, printing and other miscellaneous expenses. Sandona said having the AG’s office try the case provided attorneys who handle such complex cases on a regular basis. It also allowed the county prosecutor and deputy prosecutor time to work on the day-to-day cases that are a typical part of the job, he said. So, even though both attorneys said the services of the AG’s lawyers were free to the county, the witness and jury expenses are way over the $10,000 appropriated in the 2010 budget. What will make matters worse are the two remaining jury trials scheduled for the year, the murder retrial of Jeb Strong and the retrial of Tony L. Strode on first-degree child rape and molestation charges, county sources said.

Line decision challenged Goldmark accuses attorney general of political decision By Sheila Corson The Chronicle OKANOGAN — Conservation Northwest is challenging Judge Jack Burchard’s decision that the Public Utility District has a right to condemn an easement over school trust land. The appeal is an attempt to reverse the May 11 decision that allows the PUD to obtain easements necessary to build the proposed Pateros-to-Twisp power transmission line. Conservation Northwest and the state Department of Natural Resources presented their case in court April 30. The PUD had won a case against several other landowners involved in the construction of the Pateros to Twisp transmission line earlier in April. That case was not appealed. State Lands Commissioner Peter Goldmark sought to appeal the decision, but the state Attorney General’s Office refused to provide legal counsel for the action.

Goldmark and the Attorney General Rob McKenna traded barbs in press releases several times last week, with others weighing in on the situation as well. Goldmark claimed McKenna made a political decision and didn’t care about protecting state trust lands and supporting Goldmark schools. McKenna said he was insulted and his decision was purely a legal one. Goldmark claims that the transmission line would damage the value of the land. Currently, the 12 miles of land is used for grazing leases and permits, which would not be lost by the construction of the line. Grazing brings in about $3,500 a year. Communications Director Aaron Toso said the agency doesn’t know all the future possibilities for land use that would be damaged by the line. He said some concerns are

increased fire danger, more unauthorized access via PUD roads and increased costs for noxious weed control. The Department of Natural Resources has been unable to give cost estimates for any of its concerns. PUD General Manager John Grubich said the PUD offered $331,000 for the easements a few weeks ago, based on a surveyor’s assessment. The PUD has declined to comment on the case, but Grubich said the district filed for a denial of the appeal. PUD staff opened bids for the transmission line, McKenna anticipating that construction could begin this summer if appeals were not made or are denied. Grubich said the eight bids ranged from $3.9 million to $9.4 million. PUD commissioners were expected to discuss the bids and approve one at the June 15 meeting.

Ferry docked for repairs By Brenda Starkey The Chronicle KELLER — The Keller Ferry Martha S was closed for maintenance Monday, June 14, and is not expected to be back in service until next month. The ferry, which will be drydocked in Grand Coulee, normally carries state Highway 21 traffic across Lake Roosevelt between Ferry and Lincoln counties. The ferry made its Brenda Starkey/The Chronicle maiden voyage in 1948 and has been in The Martha S approaches shore. continuous service Anacortes, is the prime since. It carries about 70,000 contractor for the repairs and vehicles each year, according to upgrades with a construction the state Department of bid of $607,259. Marine Transportation. engineers from Washington The vessel was taken out of State Ferries will oversee the service for 10 days last October to repair a leak in the hull. It also was out of service last week for several hours for repairs. DOT officials advise motorists to seek alternate routes across the Columbia River. The nearest crossings are downstream at Grand Coulee or upstream via the Gifford/Inchelium Ferry. The ferry will undergo a routine Coast Guard inspection, which is required every five years. Additionally, a repair contractor will perform more extensive repairs on the boat’s hull, auto deck and access hatches, the state said. Electronic equipment also will be upgraded during the overhaul period, according to DOT. Dakota Creek Industries,

work, DOT said. Martha S should be back in service by July 16, DOT said.

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Youngsters compete in an oldfashioned sack race (above) during the Wauconda Hall Flag Day picnic Sunday, June 13. The Stars and Stripes (right) fly atop a 50-foot flagpole at the U.S. Armed Forces Legacy Project on U.S. Highway 97 on the south side of Tonasket. The Flag Day ceremony on June 14 marked the first time an American flag flew over the project being built to honor and assist area veterans. The five basalt pillars surrounding the pole represent military service branches. The site also contains plaque walls honoring veterans. The American Legion, local government officials and veterans took part in the ceremony. The pole was welded together by Tom Bretz of Apple Valley Machine shop, and Legacy members sanded and painted the flagpole, Legacy Foundation member Hugh Maycumber said.

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Students examine Oden fire By Dee Camp The Chronicle OKANOGAN — High school students examined the damage the 2009 Oden Road Fire did to a forested area along Loup Loup Creek and reported their initial findings June 9. During a public presentation at Omak City Hall, each of the two dozen Okanogan students explained how they studied fire behavior and gathered data. The area is one of historically low fire severity with frequent, low-intensity fires that kept the forest floor open, the students said. In the heavily forested area studied, the Oden Road Fire was a highintensity blaze that killed many trees. Although the fire destroyed trees, the students found many plants in the area including cheat grass, lichens, Oregon grape, morel mushrooms,




wildflowers, horsetail and moss. They tested for nitrogen content of the soil, water absorption and aquatic life. The study was documented with photographs, many of which were shown to the audience of about 40 people. Advanced biology teacher Kathleen Ferguson said the study, conducted in May, is the first in what she hopes will be a 10-year examination of how an ecosystem is damaged by and recovers from a fire. The lightning-caused fire burned nearly 10,000 acres of forest, farm and brush lands west of Okanogan last August. Two homes and several

outbuildings were destroyed. Contributing to the study were the Okanogan Valley Land Council, a retired University of Washington forestry professor, Wenatchee Valley College at Omak, GEAR UP, the Colville Confederated Tribes, state Department of Natural Resources and others. Students studied land owned by Lee Whitaker, land council volunteer Fernne Rosenblatt said. Under direction of volunteer scientists, the students collected baseline data on fire intensity, plant regrowth, wildlife presence, creek health and tree mortality.

Join us for an early

birthday celebration July 3, 2010 for

Vic Power Family and friends, please join us for a birthday celebration Saturday, July 3, at the river in Twisp. Plan for a picnic potluck with the main course and birthday cake provided. 1:00 pm until we're done. Come early, stay late, join us for the afternoon, evening or the whole weekend. Lots of space for camping, RV hookups, tent space, floor space or nearby hotels in Twisp or Winthrop. No gifts, but please bring your good wishes. For directions please call Vic at 509-826-4452 or Patrice at 808-987-6113.



Congratulations on graduating with your AA degree. We are so proud of you. Love your Family and true friends

The Okanogan All Class Reunion was a great success this year!

A BIG Thank you to Jackie (Pittman) Baker for taking on this massive project and making it happen! Thank you to all of the other people that contributed to the reunion — each of you were vital to its success.

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Opinion • The Chronicle • June 16, 2010

Change law to keep sex, kidnapping offenders out On May 18, an 18-year old convicted sex offender allegedly sexually assaulted a 14-year old girl with special needs in a bathroom at Roosevelt High School in Seattle. How did this happen? Could it have been prevented? What needs to be done now to protect our innocent children from exposure to convicted juvenile sexual offenders and kidnappers? By state law, children of age 8 and Richard less than age Johnson 18 are required by law to attend a public school, an approved private school or educational center, unless they are receiving approved home-based instruction. By definition, as presently written, this would include convicted juvenile sexual offenders and kidnappers. Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 6580, passed in 2006, established a work group to develop, among other things, a model policy and procedures for public notification of convicted juvenile sexual offenders and kidnappers. The work group, known as the 6580 Workgroup, decided public school authorities do not have the right to notify students in the school when a convicted juvenile sexual offender or kidnapper is enrolled, and public school authorities do not have the right to notify the parents who have children who attend a school where convicted juvenile sexual offenders or kidnappers attend. The work group felt this was important because “. . . sex or kidnapping offenders have a constitutional right to a public education.” This could have been prevented. In 2006, when bills, policies and procedures were developed and made into law, there were 478 registered sex offenders in Washington, under the age of 21, who were on parole. Most of them were attending public school. The law, policy and procedures require school districts to enroll convicted juvenile sex offenders or kidnappers and deny permission for public school authorities to inform parents when their children attend school with convicted sex offenders and kidnappers. From my 33 years’ experience in education in two states, as teacher, coach, principal and superintendent, I know a staff of 50 cannot watch a student body of 1,000 and make sure, on a daily basis, that two students are never alone for 10 minutes in a vacant classroom, at a corner of the playground, at a school dance, on a field trip, etc. It makes me wonder what the state Legislature and the governor thought they would achieve when they created a law that dropped more than 400 convicted juvenile sexual offenders and kidnappers into a pool of one million innocent children? There are several options, which could help protect innocent students in the school setting, but do not deny educational opportunity for convicted juvenile sexual offenders and kidnappers. First, immediately remove convicted sexual and kidnapping offenders from public school settings. Second, enroll students who are convicted sexual and kidnapping offenders into an accredited online program, so they can take online classes at home. If students earn passing grades on online classes, credits can be applied toward Washington state high school diplomas. There are presently 16 state-approved online programs serving thousands of Washington students every day. Third, allow local school districts to inform all staff members, all students and their parents immediately when convicted sexual or kidnapping offenders are enrolled in their buildings. Fourth, allow each local school district’s board to decide how convicted juvenile sexual and kidnapping offenders could be educated while providing maximum safety for students. A new school year will begin about two and a half months. There is time to contact legislators who represent your area and tell them you are concerned about this situation, which places innocent children in daily contact with convicted juvenile sexual offenders and kidnappers. Make a commitment to call or e-mail legislators until a change in law to protect school children is approved and signed into law. Your child, your grandchild, your neighbor’s child are worth it.


Richard Johnson is superintendent of the Okanogan School District. He can be reached at 509-422-3629 or

State irony follows Fathers Day There’s a bit of an irony in our state when it comes to Father’s Day. The irony is this: The inaugural Father’s Day was celebrated June 19, 1910, here in Eastern Washington, yet our family courts and state laws essentially relegate divorced fathers to second-class parents. So this year, the 100th anniversary of the first Father’s Day celebration, I want you to think about a few things. But first, let me briefly share the history of Father’s Day. The first observance was due to the efforts of Spokane resident Sonora Smart Dodd. After listening to a Mother’s Day sermon at church in 1909, she decided to come up with a way to celebrate fatherhood in honor of her Dad — a Civil War veteran, he raised her and her siblings alone after their mother died. Dodd solicited the help of the Spokane Ministerial Association and on June 19, 1910, YMCA members wore red roses to honor their living fathers and white roses to honor a deceased dad. That was the first Father’s Day . For 62 years after the first celebration, Eastern Washingtonians and some state and national leaders pushed for a formal holiday — it finally became

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a reality under President Richard Nixon in 1972. Fast forward 38 more years. And although today we have a national holiday to recognize fathers, our family courts still give dads second-class parental status. That’s unfortunate for our children. Take my now 8-year-old daughter, Olivia, and I, for example. Last year, we were denied Father’s Day together, thanks in part to family courts here and in Michigan. After a costly round in court, a judge ordered my daughter to come home, more than a month after she was supposed to arrive. Unfortunately, similar stories are quite common in our state. While I am looking forward to Father’s Day, I’m also thinking about ways to help your brothers, fathers and sons be able to spend time with their children or Dad. I’m hopeful our state laws can

be changed, soon. Over the past five years, I’ve spent many days in Olympia lobbying to get our state on the path of putting children first — where the right of a child to have equal access to Mom and Dad outweighs the desire of a single parent. It’s been a long battle and it’s far from over. Liberal lawmakers in Olympia indebted to divorce attorneys, a powerful domestic violence lobby and other groups espousing “independent” parenting continue to block efforts to keep children connected to fathers. The reason: Money. In case you didn’t know it, the federal government gives states and some other agencies $1.94 (at last count) for every dollar spent on child support enforcement, medical payments, record-keeping and so on. In short, our state makes money by stripping a child of equal access to both Mom and Dad. Requiring equal parenting time would lead to the elimination of many bureaucratic positions and pet projects within the state Department of Social and Health Services. The federal dollars collected for promoting single parenting are miniscule compared to societal

costs associated with having a child grow up without their father. For example, statistics show children without their father involved in their daily life are: l 32 times more likely to run away from home. l 20 times more likely to have behavioral problems or end up in prison. l 10 times more likely to use drugs, alcohol and tobacco. l Nine times more likely to drop out of school. l Five times more likely to commit suicide. And the list of sobering numbers goes on. If you really want to celebrate fatherhood this week, take time to contact your lawmaker and tell them how much your father or son means to you. Tell them how difficult it is to keep a good father involved in a child’s life. Tell them to change our laws. And don’t forget to tell — and show — fathers you know how much they are appreciated, and needed. Happy Father’s Day.

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

Challenge student by-law changes I attended a Wenatchee Valley College at Omak student Senate Cabinet meeting May 20 to find out about rumors I had been hearing. The rumors consisted of changing by-laws to prohibit future students with a lawbreaking indiscretion in their past from running for a student government office. The rumors were true. These are the specifics: A student will no longer be eligible to run for an office if involved in any “personal criminal action suit” (if you are being charged with a crime) or presently on parole. Any student who has been “convicted of a ‘serious’ crime” will no longer be eligible to run for a student government office. I personally do not know who decides what constitutes a “serious” crime. Is it based on an existing Washington Administrative Code or a personal opinion? When I attended this meeting, I

GUEST COLUMN Rebecka Ellis

asked this question specifically. I also asked the student Senate if it would be requiring background checks. I was also given an ambiguous answer to my question about determining what crime is “serious” and who makes the decision. On my other question on background checks, initially, I was told no, but that public records would be searched. Then, during a May 27 meeting, the student Senate began discussing background checks. Background checks aren’t free. So, if background checks are to become a part of the process for applying to run for a student

government office, who will pay for them? Will the fee for applicants then become part of our student money, the money your student government uses to bring entertainment and such to our campus? And if background checks are not to be required, then under what legal right are we held accountable to breach our own right to privacy? Are we not still allowed to keep private what is ours to keep private? What right does the student government have to ask us for more than we are legally required to disclose? Another by-law being discussed would allow a secret vote to remove a student from government office if arrested or convicted of a felony while in office. The student government tried to change the by-laws before the end of the school year, and a preliminary vote passed nearly unanimously.

But the change didn’t happen because some college staff members had not been notified. So the vote was postponed until staff can be notified properly. It’s a temporary reprieve. So, as WVCO students, will we step back and allow the student government to run things the way they want and approve its own agenda? Or will we as the students speak up and voice our opinion and guide student government policy? I personally have seen enough politicians forget who they represent and raise their own agendas. Let’s step up and remind them they represent us, and that these proposed by-law changes aren’t acceptable.

Rebecka Ellis is the editor of the Wenatchee Valley College at Omak newspaper, Campus Chatter. Her column was previously published in that newspaper’s June 2010 edition. She can be reached by e-mail at

From our readers Don’t print bad news on front page What has happened to my yearslong hometown of Omak? It seems that almost every other week The Chronicle front-page headlines shout rape and murder. If I were a stranger to the area, I would never consider moving here. I get the picture of bug-eyed reporters with big grins rubbing hands together with thoughts of big front-page headlines and paragraphs of descriptive details – regardless of the life-long scars they give the innocent victim. Shame on you. You’re not mandated to print all you know. It would be better to read your reporter’s Sunflower Festival article on the front page. Leave the sex and murder stuff to the police blotter. It doesn’t make headlines, but our

social culture would sure be better. Emily Stalder-Wassell Baker City, Ore.

City workers should read cemetery rules This is regarding the Okanogan City Cemetery and its regulations for flower and memorials. Resolution 99-3 was adopted Sept. 21, 1999, pursuant to provisions of Okanogan Municipal Code 8-8-040 The Public Works Department should review it. The rules regulate the length of time flowers may be left on a grave. But some flowers are being removed early. Flowers and displays may be placed on graves for seven days, starting two days before a holiday and five days past. By my calculations, with Memorial Day being a Monday, Friday is not five days after.

Some of us have flowers that we take up year after year and remove after the holiday. I usually remove them the day after a holiday, but on reviewing the resolution, I thought Friday morning would be adequate. I do believe the flowers I left were removed prior to Friday. It is very disheartening to find them heaped on the ground by a shed or stuffed in garbage bags before the specified time. Helen Hargett Okanogan

Some young people have no conscience I find it very frustrating every time Lacey Hirst-Pavek’s name comes up in reference to the Kitterman murder story. Mostly, it reiterates only $250,000 bond and that she’s out, and taking the death penalty off the table.

Remember the victim? Pregnant, with 39 stab wounds? She got no breaks. Now, Hirst-Pavek is allowed to live with her husband again. I don’t understand the type of young people who seem to have no morals, responsibility or consciences. It sure makes it difficult when you are trying to raise your kids or grandkids with good values. Donna Nelson Oroville

Health insurance rules a step forward With all the blowback against the recently passed health care insurance reform bill, I want to register one vote of support for the legislation. In the beginning, I had wanted to see some sort of single payer plan like Canada. Canadians I have talked to have said that despite its shortcomings,

they like the system that provides health care to all of their citizens. But Congress didn’t go that route. The majority of Americans enjoy their employer-provided health insurance — it’s tax-free income. I’m afraid it’s also true that if you have insurance, it’s easy to ignore the fact a lot of people don’t. So, Congress kept the basic private insurance model, but made rules for corporations to follow. They had to take people with preexisting conditions and they couldn’t rescind patients’ insurance for petty reasons. For the whole system to work, everyone had to be in the pool. It’s not what I wanted, but it’s a move in the right direction. You would think Americans would appreciate the fact that all of their fellow citizens will now have health insurance. You would think that they would see that it is a right and good thing. Rob Thompson Tonasket

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DOE penalizes Methow District

Plan drafted By Sheila Corson The Chronicle TWISP — The Twisp Public Development Authority has released its draft master plan and wants public comments. The 10-year plan describes the expected development for the 6.4-acre property in the center of the town. It was owned by the U.S. Forest Service until purchased nearly a year ago by the authority. “We envision a place where people of all ages and backgrounds can assemble to learn, create, innovate and play,� board chairman Roy Johnston said. “It will be a place where education, art, renewable energy, sustainability and water conservation are part of the fabric of design, building and programs.� The plan is based on hundreds of ideas by community members and focuses on art, agriculture and green and innovative technology. The document outlines three phases for development. It begins with shoring up infrastructure, making buildings useable year-round and installing renewable energy technology. Later phases include construction of new

buildings. “The master plan is a guide,� co-director Maggie Coon said. She and her husband, Mark Wolf-Armstrong, oversee the development. “It’s our best vision of the stages of development. The reality will be determined by the partnerships we form and funding we find.� According to consultant Amy Stork, agencies and individuals are sending in proposals now for uses of the property’s facilities. Applications are due July 1. Also due July 1 are public comments on the draft plan. The full document and summary can be downloaded from the Web site, A public gathering to discuss the plan and tour the site will be at 6 p.m. Monday, June 28. The board is also taking suggestions for a name for the site. As things develop, the authority will seek many funding sources. It has acquired public dollars for infrastructure and will pursue grants and foundation funds for other projects, Stork said. Individuals have also donated along the way, and anyone wanting to make a contribution can do so by calling 509-997-3300.


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Twisp Public Development Authority

A draft master plan shows where programs might be housed.

Laid-off mill workers’ benefits extended The Chronicle

being provided under the Trade Adjustment Act. “Economic hardships have hit the Colville reservation very hard, leaving many financially devastated,� the tribal corporation’s Chief Executive Officer Joe Pakootas said. “Closing our wood products division has been especially difficult.� A series of meetings about the benefits were scheduled to take place yesterday, June 15, at the Omak Community Center. The officials said the topics were to include supplemental training, re-training, jobseeking programs, educational opportunities and direct financial support.

Okanogan junior J.J. Ramirez speaks with Brittney Richter of the Okanogan County Child Development Association during a speed jobbing event June 10.

OMAK — Approximately 350 out-of-work mill employees will receive additional unemployment benefits from the federal government this summer. Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor approved petitions from Colville Tribal Enterprise Corp. seeking additional benefits for workers who lost their jobs last year at the agency’s two mills – Colville Indian Precision Pine and Colville Indian Plywood and Veneer. Precision Pine closed in December and the plywood mill shut down in January 2009. The additional benefits are

Kretz named outstanding legislator

Caso's Country Foods opens new deli

OLYMPIA — Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, was named an outstanding legislator by the National Federation of Independent Business for Washington. He also received a Guardian of Small Business award. He was cited by the group as a "go-to guy to solve problems when they emerge." Others local legislators receiving guardian awards were Sens. Bob Morton, R-Kettle Falls, and Linda Evans Parlette, RWenatchee, and Reps. Mike Armstrong, R-Wenatchee; Cary Condotta, R-Wenatchee, and Shelly Short, R-Addy.

OKANOGAN — Caso's Country Foods, 2406 Elmway, opened its new deli Monday, featuring hot and cold food and a variety of beverages. Valerie Caso said the deli is full-service and will provide catering. Rene Menard will work as deli manager.

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Home sales near same as last year OLYMPIA — May home sales for May were nearly the same as sales in May 2009. Total listings were up, but the median price was $239,945, only $45 higher than last May. May had 23 pending sales compared to 27 last May, with similar median prices of $174,500 last month compared to $179,900 last May. Closed sales were the same in both Mays at 17, but the median price rose by $40,000 to $180,000 last month. In Ferry County, the numbers went back and forth. Active listings are down from 64 last May to 43 last month. The average price dropped from $219,635 to $170,666. Pending sales were down with only one last month and three in May 2009. The average price was up, $127,833 to $179,900. Closed sales were up, three last month compared to one last year. Average price last year was $54,000, while the average last month was $224,333.

Four chambers of commerce will meet in the coming week: • Pateros, noon today, June 16, city hall, 113 Lakeshore Drive. • Grand Coulee Dam, noon Thursday, June 17, Pepper Jack's Bar and Grille, 113 Midway Ave. • Republic, noon Thursday, June 17, Tamarack Pizza, 18 N. Clark Ave. • Tonasket, noon Tuesday, June 22, Whistler's Restaurant, 616 S. Whitcomb Ave. –The Chronicle

no more than 11 cubic feet per second and 2,716 acre-feet of water per year from the Twisp River. The district also is limited to diverting 20 cfs and 4,909 acre-feet annually from the Methow River. The limits were recently upheld in Okanogan County Superior Court. Also in 2006, DOE provided more than $2 million in funding to pipe the West Canal. Because of spikes in construction and material costs, only about one mile of the canal was piped. That provided some improved efficiency of water use and water conservation, but not enough for MVID to meet the court limit. DOE stipulated that during the 2010 irrigation season MVID would be allowed to divert up to 17 cfs of water to its West Canal on the condition that the district adopt best water management practices to reduce diversions further, and make funding applications for additional canal improvements. That has not been done, the department said. Other irrigation districts have reduced water loss through practices such as scheduling when irrigators can take water and measuring water use. MVID has 30 days to pay the penalty or may file an appeal with the Pollution Control Hearings Board.

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It’s never too early No matter what stage of life you’re in, it’s never too early to start planning for retirement. Let us help you balance your need to protect what you have with your desire to build for the future.

Financial Representative Stacy Griffin 118 South Main, Omak 509-826-4227 0610-501HO

Join us for the 36th Annual Kiwanis

Let us help! An aggressive, invasive threat to our natural areas...

Japanese Knotweed Characterized by dense stands of hollow, green to red colored stems,

resembling bamboo,

RIVERSIDE — When he moved from Arizona, Steve Sheets brought his mobile welding trailer with him, and has started up a new business, All Valley Welding. Sheets, 47, said he specializes in repairs on aluminum, steel, stainless steel, bronze and more. He can do smaller fabrication jobs as well. All Valley Welding can be reached at 509-846-9350.

heart-shaped leaves, and small, greenish-white flowers in summer.

In Okanogan County, we apply herbicide treatment at

no charge to you! Please contact us as soon as possible. Funding available only through June 30th.

Okanogan County Noxious Weed Control Board 149 3rd N., Room 102


In the Park

June 19 and 20 Saturday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Civic League Park, Omak

(Okanogan County Courthouse)

P.O. Box 791 Okanogan, WA 98840 509-422-7165





OKANOGAN — A fundraiser yard and bake sale will be from June 18-20 for the Spay and Neuter Program at the Animal Hospital of Omak and Okanogan Valley Veterinary Clinic. The event will run from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at the Legion Hall, 860 Second Ave., an announcement said.

YAKIMA — The state Department of Ecology has issued a penalty of $17,000 to the Methow Valley Irrigation District for diverting more water than allowed from the Twisp River to the district’s West Canal. Diversion limits, spelled out in orders from the department and Superior Court, are necessary to prevent unlawful waste of water, and to protect stream flows and interruptible water-right holders’ access to water, the state said. MVID is required to measure hourly its surface water diversions from the Twisp and Methow rivers, and report those findings weekly to DOE. Over the past decade, the district has been ordered to make upgrades to its water delivery system and implement best water management practices to prevent unlawfully wasting water. Since beginning to report its diversions this irrigation season, MVID has violated its diversion limits from the Twisp River on 17 out of 26 days - a 65 percent violation rate, the department said. Each week, the district has been formally advised by letter that operations were out of compliance and to take actions to meet diversion limits. In May 2005, the Pollution Control Hearings Board ruled that the irrigation district was unlawfully wasting water and upheld a December 2003 order by the department limiting how much water the district may divert for irrigation. In May 2006, MVID was ordered to limit its diversions to

Four area chambers set to meet

Mobile welding business opens

Fundraiser held for animal clinics

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• Artists • Craftspeople • Food Booths

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Sacred Heart Medical Center, Spokane. He’s since improved. Police got an inkling something was afoot when they contacted Clark and Scott T. Martin, 47, at 12:15 a.m. in the middle of Central Avenue, near the alley between Main and Ash streets, police reports accompanying charges said. Police reports said the men appeared to be arguing and that Clark left as an officer approached. When police contacted Martin, he said he saw two men fighting. Apparently threats were made with a knife.

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Tootles the dog, attired in his own helmet, “drives� Okanogan resident Hugh Clawson’s scooter chair.

Filing from A1 Several candidates, including a previously undeclared challenger to Democratic Treasurer Leah McCormack, filed for elective office in Okanogan County. Pamela Wyllson, a Republican from Okanogan, filed against McCormack. Other candidates are: Okanogan County Assessor — Incumbent Scott D. Furman, Okanogan, Democrat. Auditor — Incumbent Laurie Thomas, Okanogan, Republican. Commissioner, District 3 — Jim DeTro, Tonasket (Crumbacher), Republican; Becki Andrist, Omak, Republican. Prosecutor — Incumbent Karl F. Sloan, Riverside, Democrat. Sheriff — Dave Yarnell, Omak, Republican, and incumbent Frank

Rogers, Okanogan, Republican. District Court judge, position No. 1 — Incumbent Chris Culp, Okanogan. District Court judge, position No. 2 - Henry (Hank) Rawson, Okanogan, and Rick Weber, Okanogan (nonpartisan position). Public Utility District, position No. 3 — Incumbent Ernest Bolz, Tonasket (non-partisan position). Ferry County Assessor — Incumbent Rachel Siracuse, Republic, Republican. Auditor — Incumbent Dianna L. Galvan, Republic, Republican. Clerk — Incumbent Jean Bremner Booher, Republic, Democrat. Sheriff — Incumbent Pete Warner, Malo, Republican, and Dennis Boone, Republic, Republican. Treasurer — Incumbent Kathleen Rupp, Republic, Democrat. Prosecutor — Incumbent Mike Sandona, Republic, Republican, and Dennis W. Morgan, Republic, Independent.

His condition was upgraded to satisfactory on Friday; he was in critical condition the day of the beating and had improved to serious on Thursday. He suffered facial injuries when he was beaten in downtown Omak. Yoder’s neck was not broken, as initially thought, said his sister, Kathy Stokes, Okanogan. His jaw was broken in several places, his eye sockets were fractured and he received minor injuries to his knees. He is conscious and responsive, she said.

Tribal from A1 leads incumbent Jeanne A. Jerred, 39 votes to 27. Another 117 ballots remain to be counted. Nespelem District Position No. 1 – Incumbent Harvey Moses leads challenger Matthew Dick Jr., 84 votes to 64. Another 362 ballots remain to be counted. Nespelem District Position No. 2 – Challenger Rickie Gabriel leads incumbent Gene H. Joseph, 82 votes to 64.

Officer Joshua S. Petker, who contacted the man, and officer Chris Busching were discussing the matter behind the police station when a 911 call came for a fight and possible gunshot on the dike near the Central Avenue bridge, court records said. The officers went about a block to the dike and located a man later identified as Yoder, who appeared to have significant facial injuries, police reports said. Petker recognized Clark leaving the area, court records said. Sheriff’s Sgt. Gene Davis and his K-9, Fredy, and deputy Tony Hawley responded, court

records said. Fredy led officers to Clark, who was detained at gunpoint as he climbed out of the Okanogan River, court records said. Fredy located Sam hiding behind bushes, police reports said. Blood was found on both men’s clothing, court records said. Police located two men who allegedly watched the beating from behind bushes on the dike, police reports said. They described the men as standing over a man and punching him numerous times. They allegedly then dragged the victim to the dike where they continued to assault the man on

the ground, police reports said. A woman wearing a sweatshirt described by a witness was located. She said she loaned the sweatshirt to Comeslast, who gave it back that night, police reports said. Though the sweatshirt had blood on it, there was no blood on the woman. The witnesses were shown the woman, and they recognized the sweatshirt, but did not recognize the woman, police reports said. Comeslast was located on Jackson Street and allegedly had blood stains on her shoes. She said she attempted to stop the fight. She requested an attorney, court records said.

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Yoder, who attended Omak High School until about 10thgrade, works odd jobs “for the things he needs — cigarettes, clothing, food,� his sister said. He helps people on their ranches and is very interested in American Indian culture, she said. Many people know him for helping with the Suicide Race by walking horses to help them cool down. Race riders have taken up a collection for him. Stokes said she doesn’t know if a fund will be set up to help with hospital expenses. “We’re trying to get him on state aid,� she said. “Right now, we’re just hoping he comes out of this.�

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Sewers from A1 However, the downturn in the economy virtually stopped development and revenue the county needed to start paying back its loans has not come in. The first payment is due July 1. The infrastructure fund is divided 40 percent each to cities and the county and 20 percent to emerging opportunities. The money comes from .09 percent of sales tax revenue. Human Resources Director Nan Kallunki said that after all allocated funds are used, the county should have about $330,000 left in the fund. Treasurer Leah McCormack and Auditor Laurie Thomas said their projections didn’t show that much money would be coming in. McCormack also challenged the process commissioners used to get to the resolution. She said by statute the finance committee, comprised of herself, Thomas and Commission Chairman Andy Lampe, had to meet to discuss incurring further debt. The committee was never called to meet. McCormack said projections showed a year ago that revenue would not cover the payment, but instead of meeting and figuring out a solution, commissioners have made a

Watt from A1 You can’t be an absent parent. Bonding has to be there from birth.” He said the philosophy that “it takes a village to raise a child” can be narrowed to “it takes a family to raise our children.” Parents need to set a good example for children, he said. One thing he gleaned from his own father was never to ask his children to do anything he couldn’t do himself. Watt said he decided 20 years ago, with the birth of his first grandchild, that his grandchildren would never see him drink alcohol. “That’s how I want to live,” he said. “Only good things come when you have a clean mind.

decision two weeks before the payment is due without consulting her office. A letter from Del Shove, who was treasurer when the loan was first set up, said a spreadsheet he prepared showed that 2,107 hookups were needed over 20 years to pay back the state loan. Even then he felt the county would not generate enough revenue to pay the loan. Now, several years later, “taxpayers are now going to see their tax dollars have to be used to pay for the infrastructure benefit of a private foreign investor for a development that is on an economic hold,” Shove’s letter said. Commissioner Bud Hover said that when the projections were made, decisions were made based on the best information possible and no one could have foreseen the downturn of the economy. Now, the county either has to shift funds around or make more cuts. He asked McCormack for a better suggestion. She said the county needs teamwork to discuss a solution. If this had been worked out a year ago, the county wouldn’t be in its current situation. Commissioner Mary Lou Peterson said what happened in the past is moot – the sewer line We live by the choices we make.” He urged people to avoid procrastinating when dealing with family members, and to go ahead and clear the air. Watt said he’s active in tribal cultural matters and shares his sweat lodge with others. “I offer advice and structure, and counsel them,” he said. Watt said education remains important to him. Although he went for 45 years without his high school diploma, he attended Eastern Washington University and earned more than 200 credits. He said he is working with Heritage University on a life portfolio to try and consolidate those credits into a degree. “I believe in walking the good road of life,” he said.

is there, everyone agrees it was a good project, so now the county has to move forward. The planning department and city of Oroville are working out changes to the agreement between them; sewage from the project goes into the city’s treatment plant. They will make changes to rate structure and hook-up costs to generate

revenue needed for the 2011 bond payment and pay back the interfund loan. Lampe apologized for not calling the finance committee sooner, and later added that McCormack never called a meeting, either, and she chairs the committee. The resolution is slated for approval in two weeks.

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Habitat home tour planned The Chronicle OMAK – The first Habitat for Humanity home in Omak will be featured on the 15th annual home and garden tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 26. Two other homes and three gardens also will be featured. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Omak First Presbyterian Church, 9 S. Birch St. The Habitat home was started in November. The homeowner will be Gabriela Gonzalez, who lives with her four children. She and other volunteers have put in many hours finishing the home, a Habitat announcement said. Other homes on the tour belong to: • Jim and Nevada Butler at The Springs living community. Their flower garden and innovative vegetable garden will be on the tour, the announcement said.

• Al and Carol O’Dell. Their garden is in a naturalized setting with ponds, rail fence, art, birdhouses and many flowers and other plants. Downhill from the house is a converted hayfield used as an arboretum with more than 180 kinds of native trees. The O’Dell garden also features walking trails and wildlife. • Jim and Maxine Wood. They live on the original Wood family homestead, settled by Jim’s grandfather, Walter. The pond on the patio was completed in 1991, along with a waterfall and an assortment of Koi and goldfish. The large spring-fed pond was built in 1994 and is populated by crappie, bass, Koi and goldfish. Water lilies, native cattail and grasses abound. The barn, built in 1942, has three levels. An old woodshed is now a potting shed. The original cellar is also still used. • Rachael Steiner. She lives

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Heron sculptures overlook a pond and flower garden in Carol O’Dell’s yard, one of the gardens on the tour. on the land her family homesteaded in 1907. Her late husband’s family came by boat to Brewster and by stagecoach to Okanogan. As the orchard was removed, Steiner put in flowerbeds. Irises, phlox, zinnias, poppies, gloriosa daisies, gladiolas, marigolds and other flowers


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Local student creates free virtual clothing By Al Camp The Chronicle PULLMAN –Those who visit the Washington State University’s online virtual reality campus in Second Life can pick up some free apparel created by Omak graduate Kayla Sheeley-Johnson. The 3-D Second Life game was launched in 2003. As avatars, people can interact with one another, teleport themselves to exotic virtual Sheeley-Johnson locales, buy houses, cars and clothing and amuse themselves with countless forms of virtual entertainment. “I got involved in the Second Life project at WSU after my husband, Tohny Johnson, mentioned to our boss, Brian Maki, that I knew how to use SL,” she said. “The students who had built the campus had graduated and they were in need of a new person to maintain the campus. Since then, I’ve been working to make the campus on SL more user-friendly and accessible to professors and students.” The couple got married about a year ago. He graduated this spring with a bachelor’s degree in digital technology and culture, which he uses to create 3-D effects in Second Life. Sheeley-Johnson, 22, will graduate next spring with a

bachelor’s degree in fine arts. She said she was dabbling with Second Life last summer, learned how to make clothes and started working for She’s used her background in fine arts to design long-sleeved T-shirts, sweatpants, a foam finger and spiked hair in WSU’s school colors of crimson and gray. “For me, Second Life is about connecting with people you wouldn’t normally connect with in everyday life and have fun doing it,” she said. “Some of the events we hold on the WSU SL campus bring in people from all around the world. The downside, sometimes, is it can take up a lot of your free time.” The items Sheeley-Johnson makes are free at J. Coug, near where an avatar lands at Murrow Hall on the virtual campus. So far, about 80 items have been given away, Maki said. He is media production manager for WSU’s Center for Distance and Professional Education, which created the virtual campus. “As an art student, I’m always open to trying new forms of art,” she said. “Most of the clothing I make for the campus is hand drawn in PhotoShop. I also make all the textures for the buildings and sidewalks by compiling different images together. It’s so different from the traditional paintings and drawings I am usually doing. It helps to get my brain thinking in new ways.” She graduated from Omak High School in 2006, and won regional and state awards for a

charcoal portrait. “I’m thinking of a crimson and gray tuxedo for formal events,” SheeleyJohnson said in a wsu-online blog. “Not that we have those here in Eastern Washington, but anything’s possible in Second Life. “SL clothing can be difficult at times,” SheeleyKayla Sheeley-Johnson graphic Johnson said. “Sometimes, Sheeley-Johnson’s avatar sports a WSU shirt you’ll think while on the virtual campus. everything is perfect but when you import it into SL, the designers get a bit too creative: “I went along with the spiked back of your sleeve is longer than the front or your pant legs Cougar hair,” Cillay said, “but I deleted the hot tub.” are too short.” Sheeley-Johnson said what The campus can be used for collaboration, research, arts and she might do after graduation is music, conferences and courses, up in the air. “I’m working on doing some WSU Second Life Project Leader David Cillay said. He is associate paintings and drawings, and dean for the Center for Distance being a starving artist,” she said. “I hope to be able to practice my and Professional Education. The virtual campus is most art, painting, drawing and well known for hosting the printmaking, full time. I’d even annual Edward R. Murrow like to own a gallery of my own Journalism Summit, with such one day.” Sheeley-Johnson’s art work speakers as Second Life creator Philip Rosedale, and journalists can be viewed at http:// Helen Thomas and Bob She is the daughter of Dave Schieffer. WSU is continually adding and Teresa Sheeley. Her new features to the Second Life husband is the son of former campus, Cillay said, but Okanogan residents Tia and sometimes the student Larry Woolley, Spokane.

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Local woman turns 100 By Sheila Corson The Chronicle OKANOGAN — Having come from “good sturdy stock,” Val Mesler will mark her 100th birthday on June 12. Her daughter, Valeria Mesler, said Val comes from a line of long-living, independent folks. Val’s mother came to the U.S. from Russia at Mesler 7, and by 8 was a dressmaker for wealthy families. She lived to be 102. At 100, Val crochets afghans, gardens, faithfully attends church and bakes pies. “Everybody will attest to the quality of her pies,” Valeria said. Valeria lives with her mother at her home outside of Okanogan, where Val’s flower garden blooms in the arid land. Valeria said it takes a real “labor of love” to keep her garden healthy, but Val does it. Val grew up in Nebraska and

moved to Tacoma to marry a widower with 11 children. She later had five children of her own. She and her husband lived on a farm outside Tacoma until his death at 96 years old. Val sold the farm and moved to Okanogan in 2000, Valeria said. Shortly after moving here, the two started attending the Okanogan Valley Church of the Nazarene in Okanogan. Val has a sweet spirit, and although she is shy she is very friendly, Pastor Mike Wilson said. Many times, Wilson has helped with odd jobs on Val’s farm. She always insists on rewarding him with lunch or at least “pie and coffee,” he said. The church celebrated Val’s 100th Sunday with a potluck. A couple dozen family members attended to honor her. When describing her mother, Valeria said Proverbs 31:10-31 would describe her character well. The section describes a virtuous woman who works hard to take care of her family and earns great praise for her character.

Masons give $15,500 in scholarships OKANOGAN — The Masonic Lodge gave out $15,500 worth of scholarships to 17 recipients on May 27. Recipients of the Herbert and Elizabeth Davis awards were Magen Allen and Brenda Rios, Pateros; Libby Anderson and Kelsey McLean, Winthrop; Katie Bonser, Katelyn Brown, Sophie Danison, Carly Harris, Tanner Kelley, Rebecca Olson, Ellen Rodgers, Emily Smith and Jennifer Widell, all Okanogan; Stephanee Chapman, Coulee Dam; Tyler Hendrick and Bailey Miller, Omak, and Galen Hunt, Twisp.

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Five generations of one family gathered recently at the home of Lester Stevens, Okanogan. They are (from left) Lester Stevens, great-great grandfather; Marjorie Tverberg, great-grandmother; Teri Kruse, grandmother; Chad Demmitt, dad, and Preston Demmitt.

Graduates Local graduates from Whitworth OMAK — Samantha Davis graduated from Whitworth University on May 16 with a bachelor of arts degree in business management and a minor in speech communication. She is the daughter of Garth and Teresa Davis, Omak, and a 2007 graduate of both Omak High School and Wenatchee Valley College at Omak. While at Whitworth, she led the Swing and Ballroom Dance Club as president for two years. In 2009 she spent the January term on Oahu.

Air Force basic training completed OROVILLE – Air Force Airman Randy S. Meese graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He graduated from Oroville High School in 2001, and received a degree from Wyoming Technical College, Laramie, in 2005.

WVC graduation slated for Saturday OMAK — Wenatchee Valley College graduation will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 19, at the Omak Performing Arts Center, 14 N. Cedar St. The nursing program will hold its capping and pinning ceremony at 3 p.m., a WVC announcement said. The president’s medal, academic achievement award, WVC Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year, WVC Outstanding Alumnus of the Year and the Most Supportive Partner awards will be presented during graduation, the announcement said.

Marriage workshop planned in Molson MOLSON – "Fine Tuning Your Remarriage," taught by John and Karilyn Dammarell, will be offered June 25-26 at the Inn at Molson, 31 Mary Ann Creek Road. The event includes four sessions, plus a tour of the inn and Old Molson or skeet shooting. A continental breakfast and lunch are included. The cost is $95 per couple. Registration is available through the inn, 509-481-9151.

Chamber seeks town students CONCONULLY – The Chamber of Commerce is trying to find people who attended school in town. People are asked to contact chamber President Tom Gibson, 509-826-1475 or 800-555-1690. –The Chronicle


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Obituaries• A09

In Remembrance Donna Lee Hoffman, 71

William ‘Bill’ Frederick Carter, 84 On May 26, 2010, William “Bill” Frederick Carter was called home. Bill was born Sept. 4, 1925, in Omak, to Milo and Sarah Carter, and was the grandson of Ben Ross, the founder of Omak. He grew up working with his father on their orchard, M&W Orchard, and then joined the Armed Forces during World War II. After his discharge from the service he returned to Omak and the orchard where he grew up. On July 22, 1950 he married Dolores McFarland and they raised four children. During his lifetime Bill was actively involved in the Mount Olive Grange, Loyal Order of the Moose, Benevolent Protective Order of the Elks, Fraternal

friends and family. Bill is survived by his wife, Dolores; daughter, Lorraine (Santos) of Delhi, N.Y.; daughter, Jean of Meridian, Idaho; son, Buster (Robin) of Omak; daughter, Dona of San Diego, Calif.; sister, Barbara Huntley; eight grandchildren; sixteen greatgrandchildren; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Milo and Sarah Carter. A “Celebration of Life” will be held for friends and family in July 22, 2010 at the Okanogan Eagles from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. Precht-Harrison-Nearents Chapel and the Okanogan Co. Crematory are entrusted with the arrangements.

Order of the Eagles, and the American Legion Post #56. Bill and Dolores loved their time traveling with the Good Sam Club and had many fond memories to share with their

Violet Helen (Rowley) Groche Opp, 99 Violet (Vi) Opp was born Dec. 3, 1910, in American Falls, Idaho, to John and Margie (Hartshorn) Rowley. Violet was the eighth of 18 children. Violet attended school in Republic, Wash., where she met and married August (Gus) Groche. They lived in Omak, Wash., and raised their two children, David and Gloria. Violet had 30 years with her beloved husband before his death in 1958. In 1961 Violet married Alvin (Al) Opp. She spent the next 40 years in Grand Coulee, until Al’s death in 2001. She then moved to Seabeck, Wash., to be close to her daughter and family. She was quick-witted, loving, with

dancing. Her greatest joy was her family. Violet had been active in The Royal Neighbors of America, Lady Eagles, Moose, and VFW. Violet is survived by her son, David (Janet) Groche, Saco, Mont.; daughter, Gloria Carlton of Seabeck, Wash.; sisters, Myrtle Valley, Port Orchard, Evelyn Garitone Mullen, Idaho, Ida (Art) Kincaid, Tacomak, Wash., Dorothy Johnson, Kingston, Idaho; five grandchildren; five greatgrandchildren; and four great-greatgrandchildren. At Violet’s request, only graveside services will be held in Omak, Wash.

a gentle strength. Some of her favorite things were fishing, camping, gardening, swimming, sewing and

Amy Louise Kellogg, 57 The family of Amy Louise Kellogg of Richland, Wash., is saddened to announce that she passed away on May 16, 2010, at the age of 57. While we sorrow at her death, we are greatly comforted by her confidence that she has gone to be with Jesus, her Lord and Savior. Amy Louise was born on April 17, 1953, in Omak, Wash., to Orville and Amy Kellogg. She attended and graduated from the Omak schools. She has resided in Richland since 2003. Before that she resided in Wenatchee, Wash., for many years. Amy Louise was known and loved for her amiable nature and sense of humor. She will be especially missed

For the past six years, Amy Louise served as a volunteer hostess for the Sunday Breakfast at Cathedral of Joy Church. Her many friends and acquaintances at the church appreciated her willing spirit and faithful service. She served each Sunday until three weeks ago, the day before she was suddenly diagnosed with cancer that took her life. Amy Louise was preceded in death by her father. She is survived by her mother, Amy T. Kellogg, of Kennewick; two brothers and their wives, Dan and Nancy of Newcastle, Wash., and Doug and Virginia, of Richland, Wash.; as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

by the women of our family who always wanted Aunt Amy Lou to be on their team for her sports knowledge when the family played game of trivia.

Ethel Voyles Forsythe, 87 In loving memory: Ethel Gertrude Voyles Forsythe passed away and joined her Lord on June 9, 2010. Ethel resided at 122 Juniper St. in Omak for the past three years and in her own home in Omak prior to that. Ethel's life journey began on a small homestead near Havillah, Wash., on Oct. 15, 1922. The house where she was born still stands today. Ethel's mother's maiden name was Visser and that family continues to operate the ranch in the Havillah area. Ethel attended school in Oroville and graduated from Oroville High in 1940. In December of that same year Ethel married the love of her life, Lawrence Vernon Forsythe, who passed away in 2007. Ethel and Lawrence soon moved to Okanogan where two of their three children, Dave (1942) and Patti (1946) were born. Lawrence worked in the sawmill there and Ethel kept the family home. The Forsythes moved to Twisp in 1948. In 1956 the third child of the Forsythe family, Laurel, was born. The family lived in Twisp until 1972 when they moved to Puyallup for a brief time before returning to Twisp. Ethel and Lawrence moved to Omak in 1996. As well as being matriarch of a vibrant family, Ethel held a variety of jobs through the years. These

included, packing apples, the U.S. Forest Service and Chase's Mercantile among others. Ethel was an excellent cook and an accomplished gardener. Ethel enjoyed a variety of activities that included dancing, camping, cards, her dog and of course her family and friends. She was an active member of the Okanogan and Twisp Eagles Clubs, Omak and Twisp Senior Centers, her bridge group and at Saturday AM Breakfast Club, Ethel lived her life with a positive attitude and was regarded by her children as a great mom, a role model, a mentor and a friend. Ethel was held in high esteem by her many friends who came to know her as a

Andy Jay Burbery, 48 Andy Jay Burbery died as the result of a motorcycle/deer accident in Parker, Colo., on June 5, 2010. Andy was born at the Omak Hospital on Sept. 2, 1961. He lived in Aeneas Valley for a short time. He was raised on the family ranch in Toroda Creek, by parents Ed and Stella Windsor. He attended school in Curlew and graduated from there with honors, and was president of his class. Andy married his school sweetheart, Valerie Allen, in 1984. To this union, a son, Drew Thomas, was born in 1990. In later years they divorced and he married Donna Childers in 1991, and to this union a son, Del Samuel, was born in Colorado in 1994. After a time they divorced and in 2003, he married Heidi Clift, and acquired two stepdaughters, Emily and Carly. He remained in Colorado until his death, where he had owned and operated an electrical business called Cougar Mountain Electric. Andy was an amazing man and acquired many friends in his short life and most are like loving family members. He was an avid outdoorsman. He is survived by his wife, Heidi, of Parker, Colo.; mom, Stella and Ed Windsor of Curlew; father, Lloyd and Barbara Burbery of Tonasket; sister, Jill W. Lindsey; brothers, Paul Hall and Preston Windsor; grandmother, Lula Gardner; grandfather, Dick Burbery; grandparents, Frank and Sue Rounds; several nieces and nephews; a

special foster brother, Terry; several foster brothers; and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins. Preceding him in death were his other grandparents; and a brother, Tommy. Services were held in Parker, Colo., on June 10. There will be a memorial service on June 26 at the Wauconda Community Hall at 1 p.m. with a potluck to follow at the Wauconda Community Hall.

woman of quiet grace possessed of a gentle nature, perky sense of humor and a kind and loving spirit. Ethel is survived by two sisters, Vivian Wright and Sandra Reil; her loving children, David Forsythe, Patti Kelly and Laurel Hanks; her grandchildren, Jamie Forsythe, Shad and Lulu Forsythe, Nikki Dunkin Davis, and Jason and Shannon Dunkin; six great-grandchildren, Alicia, Chelsea, Kirsten, Liam, Owen and Annabelle; her loving companion, Poco; and many many wonderful friends and family. Ethel was loved by many and will be missed by all. Visitation was at Precht-HarrisonNearents Chapel in Omak from 11 a.m to 4 p.m. on Friday, June 11. The funeral service, conducted by Pastor Kevin Moore, was held at PrechtHarrison-Nearents Chapel, Saturday, June 12, 2010, and was followed by a graveside service at Beaver Creek Cemetery, Twisp, Wash. A dinner followed at the Omak Senior Center. Donations are suggested to the Children's Orthopedic Hospital.

Donna Lee Hoffman, 71, passed away peacefully on June 8, 2010, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born on April 23, 1939, to Lawrence and Juel (Pennington) Pence in San Luis Obispo, Calif. As a young girl, her family moved to Northport, Wash., where she and her siblings attended school. Donna loved to dance, and it was at the local Barstow Grange Dance that she caught the eye of a young man, Levi Hoffman. They married on March 26, 1956, in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, at the Hitchin' Post. As a newly married couple, they moved to Inchelium, where Levi grew up, and started a family of their own. They were blessed with seven boys and a daughter, which kept Donna very busy. Donna loved being a wife, mother and grandmother, always cooking, gardening, canning, and doing whatever needed to be done on the farm. There was never a dull moment at

Betty Rae (Wilson) Smith, 72 Betty Rae Smith, age 72, passed away on Wednesday, June 9, 2010. She was born Dec. 29, 1937, to parents, Ralph W. and Betty (Steward) Wilson in Spokane, Wash. She moved to Omak in 1942 where she attended school and graduated in 1955. She married Floyd ‘Smitty’ Smith on Jan. 12, 1955. She was a homemaker for many years before working at Sprouse Reitz variety store and tending bar for nearly 20 years at the Waterhole Tavern in Ephrata. She loved spending time with her family and friends, enjoyed camping, playing pinochle and of course her time at the casinos playing “dingle bingers” as she called them. She never knew a stranger and loved telling a joke or two to the delight of her captive audiences. She loved life and loved to laugh. We will miss seeing her computer messages from ‘boopbabe_n_bubba’ as they were daily reminders of her neverending humor and optimism. She will be truly missed by all who knew her and loved her. Betty Rae is survived by her husband, Floyd Smith, of Ephrata; daughters, Jodi Lynn Smith of East

Wenatchee and Dani Rae (Mike) Brennan of Issaquah; and daughterin-law, Cindi Smith of Soap Lake. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Shawna, Morgan Andy, Jenny, Sarah (Brian), Bethany and Matthew (Shannon); eight greatgrandchildren; sisters, Ethelee (Caroll) Haynes of Omak and Cheryl (Inocencia ‘Chep’) Vargas of Brewster; step-mom, Carolyn ToddWilson of Lacey; aunts, Sylvia Russell of Spokane, June Labish of Cheney, Ethel (Warren) Ratcliff of Post Falls, Idaho, Winnifred Wilson of Seattle; uncle, Kenneth (Jenny) Wilson of Omak; and brothers-in-law,

Russell Smith, Don (Arlette) Smith; sisters-in-law, Thelma (Jack) Mattice and Dorothy Marsh, all of California; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many special friends and classmates. She was preceded in death by her mom in 1994; her dad in 2008; a son, John Smith in 2009; and an infant brother in 1944. Memorial services will be held on Sunday, June 20, at the American Legion Post #28, 276 8th Ave. NW, Ephrata, WA at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the American Legion Post #28.

Wesley H. ‘Shine’ Flagg, 88 Wesley H. "Shine" Flagg was born Feb. 15,1922, in Winthrop, Wash., to Ben and Ethel Flagg. He attended school at Winthrop. and worked on fire suppression and trail maintenance crew for U.S. Forest Service in summers. He also worked one summer at Glacier Peak Mine and one winter at Howe Sound Mine. He was in the US Navy during World War II. and put in 22 years at Fort Lewis Body and Fender Shop. He repaired everything from Jeeps to armoured tanks. Wesley retired back to the Methow Valley, and built a log home. He later moved to Omak. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, gardening and pack trips to the high country. He was a member of the American Legion Post 120, Winthrop and past member of the Eagles, and VFW" This is what Shine left for us to tell everyone about himself. Let me add some. Wesley ‘Shine’ Flagg passed away June 7, 2010, at Puyallup, Wash. After moving back to the Methow Valley he married Laura Reams in 1989. They lived in Twisp many years

before selling the log home and moving to Omak. He is survived by his wife, Laura of Omak; son, Leo (Sunday) of Florida; one sister, Merian (Bennett) Richmond of Pasco.; one sister-in-law, Karen Flagg of Twisp; two step-sons, Gary (Donna) Reams of Omak and Ben (Dottie) Reams of Kent; granddaughter, Tammy (Ray) Fleck of Puyallup; grandson, Tim (Cindy) Flagg; stepgrandkids, Linda (Dave) Clise of Spokane, Anya (Tim) Tugaw of Omak,

Nick Reams of East Wenatchee, Chris Tollotson of Tacoma; ten greatgrandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Charlie Flagg; and one sister, Dorthea. Memorial services will be Sunday, June 20, at 1 p.m. at the Winthrop Barn, Winthrop, Wash. Bring your memories and it is a potluck. Memorials are suggested to a charity of one’s choice.

Till death do us part.

Roberta Fay ‘Bertie’ Kammenga, 98 Roberta Fay ‘Bertie’ Kammenga, 98, of Omak, passed away June 7, 2010, at Apple Springs. She was born Sept. 23, 1911, in Valdez, Alaska, to Robert and Grace Heron. The family moved to Washington when she was about four years old. She attended school in Oak Harbor, Wash. She married Art Kammenga Oct. 26, 1933, in Couperville, Wash. In 1946, the family moved to Omak and she went to work for the old Omak hospital in 1948. She retired in 1970 from Mid-Valley Hospital, to move

back to Oak Harbor. They loved fishing and spent many days on the waters of Puget Sound. After her husband died, she moved back to Omak in 1994. Survivors include her son Jim (Mary Ann); daughter-in-law, Mary Kester of North Bend; sister, Dorothy O’Malley of Puyallup; and numerous grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son, Duane; one sister; and one brother. At her request, there will be no services.

John Franklin Dykes, 92 John Franklin Dykes, April 25, 1918-May 29, 2010, age 92, of Omak, Wash., has gone home, to his real forever home that Jesus has prepared for him in Heaven, God’s house. He’s safe in the arms of Jesus, now! How does one summarize a life? John was born at home on Pogue Flat, Okanogan, to John Sr. and Bessie Edmona (Townsend) Dykes. He was number eight of ten children. He attended the Okanogan schools until his family moved to Epley Road on Progressive Flat, Omak. He then went to Omak High School and graduated in 1937. As a young boy and teenager, John worked in the orchards and did chores to help his family. He and his brothers and friends liked to “play their music” — John played the banjo. They played and performed for many local organizations and clubs. But one of the most satisfying and enjoyable things he did with his brothers and his uncle was to build a cabin, high in the mountains, above Conconully, when

Donna's home. She was full of fun and laughter, dancing with each of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Even when Donna was cooking or cleaning, if a 'good' song came on, she would do the funky chicken dance. The memories of hidden Pepsi cans, banana bread with or without nuts, or looking for her lighter will forever bring smiles to

her family. Donna was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Clarence 'Levi' Hoffman. She is survived by her sons, Charlie and his wife, Lawanna, of Inchelium, Donald and his wife, Doris of Republic, Monty and his wife, Laurie, of Inchelium, Mark and his wife, Sonia, of Inchelium, Fred and his wife, Karen, of Inchelium, Gary and his wife, Brenda, of Inchelium, Bill and his friend, Denise Condon, of Inchelium; her daughter, Helen Coburn and her husband, Dan, of Inchelium; two sisters, Elaine Leyman and Linda Smith, both of Porterville, Calif.; and a brother, Bill Smith of Addy, Wash.; 25 grandchildren and 25 greatgrandchildren. A Graveside Service was held on Friday, June 11, 2010, at the Hall Creek Cemetery in Inchelium. Danekas Funeral Chapel & Crematory was entrusted with arrangements.

he was 16 years old. He and his family enjoyed that cabin for 50 years. He married Gladys Fern Hall on June 1, 1941, in Omak. She preceded him in death on May 1, 2003. He is survived by their three children, daughter, Delene Leach of Omak; son, Norval Dykes of Okanogan; son, Noel Dykes of Jackson, Wyo.; seven grandchildren; eight greatgrandchildren; two great-greatgrandchildren; brother, Kenneth Dykes of Omak; sister-in-law, Wilma (Louis) Dykes of Omak; brother-in-law, Kennard Hall of Yakima; and numerous nieces and nephews. As a young adult, John worked for the Wagner Lumber Co. and in the orchards. He was the foreman for the George Johnson Orchard for eight years, until he was hired by Biles Coleman Lumber Co. in 1950. He retired from Biles/Crowns Zellerbach in July 1980 after 30 years. During that time, he and Fern bought property on Pogue Flat, Okanogan, where the built their home and raised

their family. They worked hard — John told about digging a well 52 feet deep by hand after he got home from work at Biles for the day — but they created a good life and he said he probable wouldn’t change anything. John loved being outdoors; hunting and fishing, planting and caring for a garden and especially cutting wood for the winter with his brother, Kenneth. He had a good life and he was a good man who said what he meant and meant what he said. His banker told him “your word is good enough for me, John.” John was very much loved and very special to his family. He will be missed a lot, but, he’s gone home now and has a new life with his Lord and God. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, June 8, at PrechtHarrison-Nearents Chapel on Elmway, Oaknogan, with interment and a committal service following at Okanogan Valley Memorial Gardens on Pogue Flat, Okanogan.

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North Valley names new administrator By Brenda Starkey The Chronicle

Miss Republic Curlew Queen Teayana Dillon (above, left) and Princess Cody Mannick wave to parade spectators during Prospectors Days in Republic Saturday, June 12.

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Liam Kelly (right) crosses the finish line ahead of Madison Padill, securing first place in the 7-15 stock class during the Prospectors Days Soap Box Derby, part of the 53rd annual Prospectors Days celebration.

TONASKET – Linda Michel became the new administrator of North Valley Hospital District with a 4-1 approval by the board of commissioners at their regular meeting June 10. Michel, who holds a degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix, was senior director of operations/quality and customer service manager at White Mountain Regional Medical Center in Springervile, Ariz., before being assigned to Michel NVH by the HCGR administrative company. White Mountain is the hub of HCGE, with which the district recently contracted to handle administration after terminating Warner Bartleson in May. Michel told the board she was returning to Arizona but

Hospital provides care for veterans TONASKET – The U.S. Veterans Administration has signed the contract allowing North Valley Hospital to provide primary care to area veterans. Hospital commissioners also made a deal during their June 10 meeting with the NVH Foundation for that organization to pay for completing one swing bed and plumbing for a second. Veterans representative Dale White announced that documents have been signed by VA officials that will allow Tonasket Family Medical Clinic to offer primary care services. The local staff will be trained

on VA systems soon, White said. The NVH Foundation agreed to allow the hospital to use $30,000 in funds set aside for the purchase of furniture for nursing home rooms to finish one swing bed if the board commits to purchasing the nursing home furniture within the next 24 months. The furniture will be purchased room by room as approved by Judy Gladden, long-term care manager, the board decided. The swing bed will be used for observation and treatment of patients before they are assigned to long-term care, Information Systems Technologist Patrick Plumb said.

expected to be back in Tonasket and ready for work the week of June 21.

“I feel the hospital leadership and I will get along,” she said. “I feel we’re bonding.”

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Longtime lookout switches towers The Chronicle WINTHROP – A longtime Methow Valley fire lookout will take in a different view this summer as she moves from First Butte to Leecher Lookout. Mort Banasky, who has staffed lookouts in the Methow Valley for 25 fire seasons, will move after spending 24 summers at First Butte Lookout. “Much of the landscape visible from First Butte was burned during Tripod Fire in 2006,” Methow Valley Fire

Management Officer Keith VanBroeke said. “We also staff Goat Peak Lookout, which shares a view of a lot of the same country. “ As a lookout, Banasky sits high atop a mountain in a tower and has Banasky reported many fires. She usually works eight

hours a day, five days a week but stays longer if there is potential for lightning or a need for her to stay longer at the lookout. Depending on the fire conditions, lookouts usually are staffed from mid-June through September 30, forest officials said. Lookouts have been used since the early days of firefighting in the 1930s. They were placed, wherever possible, so at least two stations could overlap surveillance of the same territory and thus accurately pinpoint a fire’s location.

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Springer leaps to Oregon Lake Roosevelt adds girls coach Omak’s Brooke Springer, who played softball for the last two years at North Idaho College, signed last week to play for Southern Oregon University in Ashland. Springer, a sophomore left fielder, Springer played in 111 games, including 55 this past year for North Idaho (33-30). She finished with a .203 batting average in 126 at-bats with nine doubles, 16 RBIs and was 14-14 on stolen bases. She had a .945 field percentage. “Brooke has been a crucial part of our team’s success the past two years,” head coach Don Don Williams said. “She is a great competitor on the field. Southern Oregon is a good fit for Brooke and she will finish her career strong for them.” The Cardinals, which were ranked as high as 20th nationally, fnished fourth in the regional tournament. Springer, who is a dental hygiene major, is the daughter of Steve and Debbie Springer. From the school’s Web site, Springer said a little known fact about her was her loving to drink green olive or pickle juice. ◆◆◆◆◆ Wallace “Peewee” Pleasants, 47, recently was appointed the varsity girls basketball coach at Lake Roosevelt Pleasants High School in Coulee Dam. Pleasants said he got involved in coaching both AAU boys and girls basketball when his children were younger. Matt Pleasants graduated in 2008. His daughter, Dominique, will be a junior this fall. He coached AAU teams for 14 years before being the high school’s junior varsity coach last year. “I got involved because I enjoy coaching, the teaching aspect of it,” Pleasants said. “It keeps me young, keeps me going. If I was not coaching, I probably be sitting around gaining weight.” ◆◆◆◆◆ A special tribute stood before this year’s Omak High School graduating class in memory of Bryson Marchand, who would have graduated had he not died in a vehicle crash May 15 south of Disautel Pass on state Highway 155. The Marchand tribute — a saddle, photos and other memorabilia — stood much like Bryson, quietly between the class in the stands and the packed audience. Then head boys basketball coach Duane Erickson summed up the lost player, student and son, saying, “He was a pretty quiet, humble player. “He worked hard, didn’t say much, did not complain and just went out and played.”

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Wenatchee claims local baseball crown Omak finishes second, Okanogan third By Al Camp The Chronicle OMAK – Wenatchee 11s won 10-8 over Omak No. 1 in the championship game of the Omak 12-&-Under Invitation baseball tournament June 11-13 in East Side Park. Omak heads south to play in Okanogan’s U12 Invitational on June 19-20 at The Plex on Rodeo Trail Road. There is a 10and-under tournament in Omak the same days. Teams in the Omak tournament were divided into two pools. Wenatchee won its pool that included Omak No. 1 and Waterville. Okanogan won the other pool that included the Methow Valley, Omak No. 2 and a combined Curlew/Republic team. That seeded teams into semi-final games, where Wenatchee won 11-1 over the

Methow Valley and Omak No. 1 knocked off Okanogan 4-1. Okanogan defeated the Methow Valley 11-1 in the game for third- and fourth-place. “It was a battle all the way through,” Omak coach Juan Martinez said of the title game. Omak No. 1 opened with a three-run home run by Wyatt Wilson in the top of the first inning. Wenatchee responded with four runs in the bottom of the inning. After four innings, the teams were tied 8-8 in the six-inning game. In the bottom of the fifth, Wenatchee put two players on base using bunts. They both scored for the final margin. Dylan Pakootas pitched for Omak. “He threw a pretty good game, gave up a few runs, battled and kept us in the game,” Martinez said. “Wenatchee is a very


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Omak’s Justin Degerman slides into home as Wenatchee’s Bryce Peters extends a tag during a pool-play game June 12. disciplined, very well coached team. They have already gone to seven tournaments this year. They are a proven, tested team.” This was Omak’s first tournament. Omak hitters included Bryson Miller 2-4; Payton Staggs 1-2, double; Eric Martinez 2-2; Dylan Pakootas 14; Myron Super 1-1.

In the semifinals, Omak’s Wilson struck out 11 while Okanogan’s Jalen Moses struck out nine. The big blow was Wilson’s two-run home run. Omak’s Justin Degerman (2-2) hit an inside-the-park home run. Pakootas (2-3) hit a single with bases loaded. Miller tripled. Others included Staggs 2-3

and Martinez 2-3. For Okanogan, Moses went 3-3. Those going 1-3 included Tony Klepec, Dakota Fingar, Tyler Wood and William Hayes, who was named the team’s MVP for the game. Wilson was named Omak’s most valuable player for the tournament. He only had one home run during the regular season before crushing three over the weekend. He opened with a grand slam the first day of the tournament. Tony Klepec was Okanogan’s most valuable player. Other MVPs included Cody Simmons for Wenatchee and Chase Vanderyacht for Methow Valley. Methow Valley coach Bret Alumbaugh said errors in the final innings proved fatal in the semifinal game with Wenatchee. Top hitters included Derek Alumbaugh, Vanderyacht, Micah Klimek, Sam Thompson and Jason Jumper.

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Peewee (9-and-under): 1, Nataly Luna 28.299. 2, Krista Marchand 29.310. 3, Renea Taylor 30.529. 4, Payton Abrahamson 31.123. 5, Kaylee Bobadilla 31.506. Others: Clay Buchert, Maisie Ramon, Chantz Popelier, Abbigail Popelier, Jacie Wilson, Keann Wilson, Karlie Richey, Holly Hicks and Shantana Pakootas.

WENATCHEE – Several Okanogan County athletes were among finalists announced last week for the 40th North Central Washington Sports Awards. County finalists include Omak’s C.J. Lockwood for high school male athlete, Okanogan’s Jameka Townsend and Liberty Bell’s Shelby Scott for high school female athlete, Liberty Bell’s Madeleine Eckmann, Brewster’s Kyla Evans and Okanogan’s Cortney Shrout as college female athlete. The winning athletes, teams and coaches will be honored at the NCW Sports Awards banquet on Tuesday, June 29, at the Wenatchee Convention Center, 201 N. Wenatchee Ave. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available at Haglund’s Trophies. High school male athlete (out of 554 nominations): Reid Ashley (ACH), Joe Harris (Chelan), Makai Hirai (Wahluke), Taylor Isadore (Cascade), C.J. Lockwood (Omak), Cam Markel (Wenatchee), Tyler McNair (Cashmere), Jacob Sealby (Wenatchee), Lucas Sealby (Wenatchee) and Patrick Simon (Ephrata). High school female athlete: (out of 341 nominations): Kelli Bowers (Chelan), Ksenja Fredere (Wilson Creek), Dani Hallberg (Wenatchee), Jaicee Harris (Chelan), Leah Newell (Cascade), Houston Robison (Chelan), Amanda Roy (Wenatchee), Amy Scheumann (Wenatchee), Shelly Scott (Liberty Bell), Meka Townsend (Tonasket), Page Woodward (Royal) and Stephanie Zamudio (Cashmere). College male athlete (out of 65 nominations): Austin Bryan (Wenatchee/Dominican basketball), Eric Burck (Ephrata/Concordia track), Garrett Dorn (Wenatchee/Linfield baseball), Nick Ellis (Eastmont/WSU golf), Tyler Fischer (Cashmere/CWU track), Reid Forrest (Ephrata/WSU football), Drew Heid (Waterville/Gonzaga baseball), Seath Kimball (Eastmont/E. Oregon football), Jeff Kintner (Wenatchee/Whitworth football & track) and Kevin Reyna (Wenatchee/Howard Payne football). College female athlete: (out of 59 nominations): Rebecca Borelli (Wenatchee/Simpson soccer), Jacque Brown (Waterville/EWU volleyball), Jamie Brunner (Chelan/Whitworth softball), Madeleine Eckmann (Liberty Bell/WWU rowing), Kyla Evans (Brewster/EWU basketball), Kalli Kamphaus (Manson/UPS volleyball), Cassie Merkley (Cascade/Idaho St. track), Cassie Pilkinton (Chelan/Whitworth basketball), Cortney Shrout (Okanogan/LewisClark St. golf) and Katie Tribley (Wenatchee/Idaho volleyball). Male team coach (out of 44 nominations): Bob Bullis (Wenatchee track), Jeff Carlson (Cashmere baseball), Arthur de Victoria (Wahluke soccer), Brandon Evenson (Ephrata baseball), Stuart Gloyn (ACH baseball), Jeff Kenoyer (Cashmere track), Brandon Schmitten (Eastmont baseball), Darren Talley (Chelan football), Tom Turner (Quincy soccer) and Ron Zielinski (Wenatchee tennis).

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Darrin Metcalf walks away from his burning car during Eagle Track racing June 13.

Riders flood Tonasket events Top barrels racers compete during rodeo By Al Camp The Chronicle TONASKET — A record number of participants competed in the Tonasket Founders Day Youth Events on June 3 at the Tonasket Rodeo Grounds. More than 40 students competed in the lawn events, coordinator Karla Stucker said. The arena events, barrels and poles, drew a record of nearly 110 barrel and pole runs with riders ranging from 3 - 18 years old. The Top 4 barrel racers in each age division competed during evening performance for a chance at a trophy buckle sponsored by Don and Shelly Freeman, Tonasket Feed Store. The Top 4 barrel racers in the peewee, junior and senior divisions competed each night at the Jeremy Ives Memorial Bull Riding on June 4-5. The Tonasket Founders Day 4D Open Barrel races and youth barrels at the Tonasket Rodeo Grounds paid out close to $4,000, organizer Rhonda Colbert said. Karlie Richey, 7, Tonasket, was the youngest of the peewee barrel racers to advance, Colbert said. Richey finished second behind Payton Abrahamson, 9, Omak. Abrahamson, daughter of one of the night’s bullfighters, Jonathan Abrahamson, ran 19.234 on her horse Chocolate to win the trophy buckle. Tarina Kaaland celebrated her graduation from Brewster High School earlier in the day by winning the senior division buckle with a winning time of 19.123 on her 21-year-old horse, Colbert said.

Colbert said barrels races, sanctioned by the National Barrel Horse Association and the Northwest 5D, drew 80 racers from the state and British Columbia. Aubree Newton, Omak, and her horse, Molly, ran the fastest time of the weekend at 17.667. Her 17.969 run in Saturday night’s performance won her the junior division buckles. The biggest money winner for the weekend was 12-year-old Cayden Diefenbach, Omak, with more than $700 earned on her horses, Mercedes and Dottie. She will be competing in the National Wrangler Junior High Finals from June 27-July 3 in Gallup, N.M. Barrels June 3 Little People (6-and-under): 1, Brooke Richey 18.380. 2, Tyler Popelier 19.256. 3, Lynda Rose Dietrich 22.399. 4, Bryson Butterfly 25.700. 5, Quincy Downey 26.993. Others: Mason Gosen, Bella DuBois, Hannah Beeman, Easton Anderson, Hattie Buchert, Chance Watson, Jaycie Richey, Sita Watson, Adain Nelson, Emma Rai Blanton, Kyler Anderson, Brielle Wahl, Tylie Super and Evelyn Picking. Peewee (9-and-under): 1, Krista Marchand. 2, Chantz Popelier. 3, Karlie Richey. 4, Payton Abrahamson. 5, Shantana Pakootas. Others: Renea Taylor, Maisie Ramon, Abbigail Popelier, Jacie Wilson, Keann Wilson, Clay Buchert, Holly Hicks and Kaylee Bobadilla. Junior (10-14): 1, Aubree Newton. 2, Cayden Diefenbach. 3, Kaelyn Marchand. 4, Montanah Taylor. 5, Sammie Walimaki. Others: Jody Nelson, McKala Vest, Randi Rae Sam, Kathryn Cleman, Breanna Howell, Lexie Wahl and Morgan Coyne. Seniors (15-18): 1, Tarina Kaaland. 2, Kellsey Gallas. 3, Ashlee Abrahamson. 4, Jeriann Ashley. 5,

Rhonda Colbert

Payton Abrahamson, 9, Omak, receives a buckle she won during the Founders Day Rodeo from rodeo Queen Taylor Ayers. Adeena Cleman. Others: Karlie Henneman. Poles June 3 Little People (6-and-under): 1, Brooke Richey 25.644. 2, Hannah Beeman 36.634. 3, Quincy Downey 39.119. 4, Jaycie Richey 44.418. 5, Emma Rai Blanton 49.776. Others: Tyler Popelier, Hattie Buchert, Lynda Rose Dietrich, Tylie Super, Evelyn Picking and Mason Gosen.

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Slammers edge Krushers for girls softball crown The Chronicle OMAK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Slammers won 5-3 over the Krushers in the U16 division of the OmakOkanogan Girls Softball Leagueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tournament June 12 at Oak Street Park. The Slammers also won the league title. In the U12 division (grades two through five), the Heat finished first ahead of the Diamonds. Pateros finished third. A U16 all-star game (grades six through eight) will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 19, at Oak Street Park. In the U16 tournament final, the Slammers went up 2-0 in the first inning as Julian Orr and Mariah Kruse scored. Both teams scored two runs in the third.

After the Slammers added one more run in the fifth, the Krushers rallied in the seventh with a run. Slammers pitcher Makenzie Norwill struck out 12,. Krushers pitcher Brooklyn Bauer struck out 13. The Thunder finished third, Pateros fourth, Brewster fifth, Benchwarmers sixth and Methow Valley seventh. Tournament all-stars included Kruse and Orr for the Slammers; Taelor Zacherle and Jill Townsend for the Krushers Lindsey Hughes and Haley Columbia for the Thunder. League all-stars included Norwill and Cameron Moses for the Slammers; Brooklyn Bauer and Jordan Boesel for the Krushers; Madison Reed and Shawnee Covington for the Thunder.

Speedy sports stories Omak Demo Derby is Saturday OMAK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The ninth annual Omak Demolition Derby will be Saturday, June 19, in the Omak Stampede Arena. Entries will be taken up to 4 p.m. Saturday. The cost is $100 to enter. Entry forms are available online at . Tickets cost $8 for adults, $5 for children age 7-12 and free for those age 6-and-younger. The Muddy River Band will play for a dance starting around 8 p.m. after the races. The cover charge is free to those with a demolition derby ticket or $5 to others.

Michel wins Prospect Dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s foot race REPUBLIC â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Nik Michel crossed the finish line first as a record 100 people ran the Gold Rush Run at Prospectors Days on June 12. The festival included a soap box derby for the first time in a number of years. Michel ran the 3.7-mile fun run in 12:39, with Brandon Eberly finishing in 13:59 and Matt Slagle in 14:14. Juliette Lynch was the first 10K runner across the finish line, more than a minute ahead of the first male competitor. In soap box derby action, John Milner and Amy Strawm captured first in two adult classes, while Liam Kelly won the 7-15 age group stock competition and Tyler and Trevor Butler shared first in the 7-15 open class. Results are online at

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Jack Bumby, Penticton, B.C., sends a shot back over the net during a doubles tournament June 12.

Canadians clean up in tennis tournament The Chronicle OMAK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Canadian tennis players ruled during the annual North Cascades Athletic Clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Doublefest on June 12-13. In all, 37 teams entered to play at the club and high school courts. Following a qualifying round, teams were seeded into four divisions. U.S. Open: Kees and Dawna DeOtter, Kelowna, B.C., won 6-4, 6-7,

Tonasket From B1 Junior (10-14): 1, Cayden Diefenbach 21.950. 2, Montanah Taylor 22.292. 3, Aubree Newton 22.433. 4, Randi Rae Sam 23.835. 5, Morgan Coyne 25.440. Others: Jody Nelson, Kaelyn Marchand, Sammie Walimaki, McKala Vest, Kathryn

Fairgrounds to host horse show OKANOGAN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The annual North Country Classic Open Horse Show will start at 8 a.m. June 19-20 at the county fairgrounds on Rodeo Trail Road. First place receives a piece of silver along with a rose, show chairwoman Lona Fritts said of the family-oriented event. There will be six ribbons awarded in each class plus recognition for high-point winners. A food concession will be available during show hours.

Dam Rod Run slated for the weekend GRAND COULEE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Best Rod Run by a Dam Site will be June 18-19. On Friday, a cruise in with free pizza for a participant and guest is planned for 5:30-8 p.m. at Hometown Pizza, 419 Midway Ave. On Saturday, the rod run starts with registration 8-10 a.m. at North Dam Park on state Highway 155 between Grand Coulee and Electric City. A show-and-shine follows from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The entry fee is $25 for early registration and $30 at the gate.

Girls selected for state all-star game SPOKANE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Kara Staggs, Okanogan, and Moyata Bell-Bart, Lake Roosevelt, recently were invited to participate in the 14th annual 2010 Washington All State Girls Basketball Saturday, June 19 ,at West Valley High School. Staggs, a freshman last year, and Bell-Bart, a senior, will play on the East 1A team. Also on the team are Leah Newell, a senior from Cascade, and Gaby Gonzalez, a sophomore from Cashmere. The 1A East team plays the 1A west team at 3:30 p.m.

Okanogan swim team starts signups OKANOGAN - Signups for the Okanogan Swim Team are under way. The cost is $55. Swimmers from ages 5-18 are eligible. The season runs through July. Signups are through Sandra Colbert, or 509-422-0461.

Upgrades close Methow Valley trail MAZAMA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Community Trail/Tawlks-Foster Suspension Bridge east of here will be closed June 16-July 30 for upgrades. The bridge will be open weekends and will be passable to hikes, bikers and horses. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Chronicle

Rotary From B1 Female team coach (out of 36 nominations): Ben Addink (ACH basketball), Mark Anderson (Chelan cross-country), Todd Gilbert (Cascade softball), Brent Grothe (Wenatchee softball), Donene Hendrickson (Chelan volleyball), Kelly Ketcham (WVC volleyball), Marni McMahon (Cascade volleyball), Shelly Pflugrath (WVC softball), Tom Robinson (Chelan basketball) and Dennis Tronson (Cashmere soccer).

Male team (out of 57 nominations): ACH baseball, Cashmere baseball, Cashmere track, Chelan basketball, Chelan football, Ephrata basketball, Quincy soccer, Wahluke soccer, Wenatchee football, Wenatchee tennis and Wenatchee track. Female team (out of 42 nominations): ACH basketball, ACH softball, Cascade softball, Cascade volleyball, Cashmere soccer, Chelan basketball, Chelan cross-country, Chelan volleyball, Wenatchee softball and WVC volleyball.

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His father, Benny, played an honor song at the start of commencement. â&#x2014;&#x2020;â&#x2014;&#x2020;â&#x2014;&#x2020;â&#x2014;&#x2020;â&#x2014;&#x2020; Renowned fishing expert Dave Graybill reports now is the time to chase Lahontan cutthroat on Omak Lake. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The fish are just coming off the spawn, so fishing the shallow end of the bays at either end of the lake is good,â&#x20AC;? Graybill said in the Wenatchee Valley Sports Council weekend reminder. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Most fish were 15 to 17 inches,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A few went 19 to 21 inches. Our big fish for the day topped the seven-pound mark. Great numbers and size potential. What a hoot.â&#x20AC;? â&#x2014;&#x2020;â&#x2014;&#x2020;â&#x2014;&#x2020;â&#x2014;&#x2020;â&#x2014;&#x2020; Tonasket High School graduate Ryan Fancher recently coached the Wenatchee Valley Lacrosse team into the Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Association Fancher Division II state semifinals. Wenatchee fell in the semis 14-13 in overtime to Lynnwood, which tied the game with nine seconds left in regulation before winning 57 seconds into sudden-death overtime May 25. Lynnwood won the state title 16-7 over San Juan. Fancher graduated from Tonasket in 1994. He earned a bachelor of science in material science and engineering with a minor in mechanical engineering from Washington State University in 1999. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I got introduced to the sport my freshman year at

college through a friend of a friend,â&#x20AC;? Fancher said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I started playing the next week and enjoyed the sport so much I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stop until I graduated.â&#x20AC;? Senior Connor Tidd, the son of Steve and Tina Tidd formerly of Okanogan, scored his fifth goal to tie the semigame at 12-all. His brother, Logan, will start playing high school lacrosse in two years, Fancher said. â&#x2014;&#x2020;â&#x2014;&#x2020;â&#x2014;&#x2020;â&#x2014;&#x2020;â&#x2014;&#x2020; Francis Marchand, Omak, is competing in bareback and bull riding during the College National Finals Rodeo from June 13-19 in Casper, Wyo. At stake are National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association titles and nearly $250,000 in scholarships. Marchand just finished his freshman year at Mesalands Community College in Marchand Tucumcari, N.M. â&#x2014;&#x2020;â&#x2014;&#x2020;â&#x2014;&#x2020;â&#x2014;&#x2020;â&#x2014;&#x2020; Curlewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Panorama League All-Opponents included Brandon Eberly in track, Tanner Somday and Jacob Bryan (honorable mention) in baseball and Chanel Somday in softball. Colton Halbach and Sabrina Charlson were honored by the league for academics. â&#x2014;&#x2020;â&#x2014;&#x2020;â&#x2014;&#x2020;â&#x2014;&#x2020;â&#x2014;&#x2020; In a continuing search for unique uses of the word Omak (or any other regional town name like the music group Republic Tigers), I came across clothing designer Uche Ibezue, who debuted her new Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;mak Designs collection on Sunday in Maryland. Her designs can be viewed at




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Sports leagues set in south end BREWSTER â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Summer soccer and basketball leagues are planned in Bridgeport and Brewster. The soccer program, sponsored by the Columbia Cove Community Center in Brewster, is open to children ages 5-13. Signups will be open throughout the summer, Director Eddie Allen said. The community center also is sponsoring a summer basketball league for boys 15 and older. A $15, three-month membership at the community center is required for either league. The Bridgeport soccer league fields teams for children from preschool through middle school. Practices are at 6 p.m. Monday and games are at 6 p.m. Friday. Registration information is available from coach Silviano Herrejon, 509-686-0128.

Confluence offers childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s art classes TWISP â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Confluence Gallery will hold several art classes for children this summer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Summer Wishing Flags,â&#x20AC;? taught by Laura Gunnip, runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, June 24, at the Twisp Commons next to the Methow Valley Community Center, 201 Highway 20. Participants are asked to bring a sack lunch. The class is for children 8 and older, though younger children can participate if accompanied by an adult. Tuition is $35. The gallery also offers drop-in art classes taught by Tamera Abate. They run from 2-3:30 p.m. Wednesdays, July 7, 14 and 21, at the gallery, 104 Glover St. Sessions are for children ages 8-12. The cost is $15 per session.

Girl Scout camp will be June 21-24 OKANOGAN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; An evening camp is planned for June 21-24 for girls entering kindergarten through fifth grade next fall. The Summer Fun in the Sun Day Camp will run from 4-9 p.m. at Virginia Grainger Elementary School, 1118 S. Fifth Ave. Campers will sing songs and do crafts, badge work and other activities. The cost is $45 for Girl Scouts and $57 for non-members, plus a $10 insurance fee. Registration information is available from Cadette Troop Leader Laurie Swayze, 509-429-1824 or

Republic hosts arts camp for kids REPUBLIC â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Pioneer Arts Camp for Kids runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, June 21-24, in Patterson Park. The camp is geared toward children ages 8-14 and costs $10 per day per child. Reduced rates and scholarships are available. Community members will lead youngsters in projects such as papier mache, puppetry, primitive living, teamwork building with a ropes course, acrylic painting, outdoor safety, storytelling, music and dance. A live presentation of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jack and the Beanstalkâ&#x20AC;? is planned at the Republic Library, 794 S. Clark Ave. Adults and older teens are needed to help supervise. Registration and information are available at 509-779-1086 or 509-779-4237.

Omak schools offer summer programs OMAK â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The School District will offer summer programs for children of all ages. Registration forms are available for the high school Summer Success Academy, which will run Aug. 2-6 and Aug. 16-27. Students taking summer school can earn a half credit in math, history or English. Summer school is free for anyone already enrolled in the Omak School District. The district also will run the Xtreme Challenge summer program. Summer program registration forms are available at the schoola and also were sent home with students. Xtreme Challenge will run July 19-23, July 26-30, Aug. 2-6 and Aug. 16-20 from 8:15 am to 12:15 pm. Enrollment is limited. Busing will be provided at key locations. Information is available from the schools.

Hoop camp planned in Okanogan OKANOGAN â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The girls basketball camp for Okanogan girls going into third to eighth grades this fall will be June 22-25 at Dawson Gym, 244 S. Fifth Ave. The camp will run from 10 a.m. to noon each day and costs $25, which includes a T-shirt. Registration forms are available at Virginia Grainger Elementary School, 1118 S. Fifth Ave., and Okanogan Middle School, 244 S. Fifth Ave.

Nordic ski camp starts June 23 MAZAMA â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Bend Endurance Academy from Oregon will host a North Cascades Nordic Development Camp from June 23-27 at the community center at the junction of Lost River and Goat Creek roads. The five-day camp is designed for relative beginners and seasoned veterans ages 14-23 with some roller skiing experience. Camps are built on a progression with specific workouts used to plot development over the course of the summer. More information is at

Peewees must be able to compete without parental assistance, organizer Trampas Stucker said. There will be fewer open barrels competitors and a single section of junior barrels, he said. There will be no junior bulls. Senior bull riders will be age 18 and under. Winners also receive buckles. The entry deadline is July 31. Bull riders can contact Stucker at 509-486-1012 or Bev McDaniel at 509-223-4361. Barrel racers can contact Rhonda Colbert at 509-476-3503.

Omak hoop camp set for July OMAK â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A basketball camp for boys and girls in kindergarten through sixth grade will be July 6-8 at the high school, 20 S. Cedar St. Girls varsity coach Al Scheibner said registration is from 8-9 a.m. July 8, with the camp running from 9 a.m. to noon daily. The cost is $35 and includes a T-shirt.

Horsemanship classes offered OKANOGAN â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Horsemanship lessons are ongoing this summer at the County Fairgrounds, but leader Carey Hunter needs more volunteer help to add more riders to the program. Hunter said she teaches riders of all ages and skill levels on Wednesday mornings at the fairgroundsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 4-H horse arena off Rodeo Trail. To volunteer or sign up for classes, Hunter may be reached at 509-826-9492.

Club offers sports camps OMAK â&#x20AC;&#x201D; North Cascades Athletic Club, 568 N. Pine St., will host several sports camps this summer for children. The camps are: â&#x20AC;˘ June 14-18 soccer camp and June 19-23 sports combo camp. Ages 3-9 attend from 4-4:45 p.m. and ages 7-9 attend from 5-5:45 p.m. The cost is $25 per child per camp. â&#x20AC;˘ June 28-July 2 flag football camp for ages 5-9 from 4-4:45 p.m., also $25. â&#x20AC;˘ July 5-9 sports combo camp for ages 3-6 from 4-4:45 p.m., also $25. Several weeks of tennis camps for kids will run from June 14 to Aug. 4. Sessions vary in age and skill. Prices range from $24 to $99, depending on age, club membership and level of the class. More information is available at 509-826-5552.

Camp Nxastan set for July TONASKET â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Camp Nxastan for tribal children ages 8-12 will run from July 20-23 at Lost Lake. The camp is sponsored by American Missionary Fellowship, organized by local missionaries Bob and Mina Twitchell and directed by pastor Duane Stixrud. Camp costs $160 per camper; scholarships are available. More information is available from Twitchell at 509-429-8397 or

Sports camp teaches character OMAK â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A free week-long sports camp will run 9 a.m. to noon June 28 to July 2 for children third- through sixth-grades at Abundant Life Fellowship, 46 Hopfer Road. The camp, themed â&#x20AC;&#x153;Undefeated,â&#x20AC;? will focus on positive character and freedom from negative influences, based on real stories from sports heroes. Children can choose from flag football, soccer, basketball and cheerleading. More information is available at 509-826-4734.

Teen Volume plays in park OMAK â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Teen Volume will kick off at 3 p.m. today, June 16, in Civic League Park on Ash Street. The event will feature local band Forecast and Seattle band Noondaysun. Games, food, prizes and a message from the Bible will be shared. The event is sponsored by local churches and donations.

VBS will build an ark OMAK â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Trinity Lutheran Church, 102 Fourth Ave., will host â&#x20AC;&#x153;Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Build an Arkâ&#x20AC;? vacation Bible school from June 21-25. Ages 4 through sixth-graders are welcome from 9 a.m. to noon each day. Activities will include songs, stories, crafts and more. More information is available at 509-826-2311 or

VBS will explore Egypt OKANOGAN â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Children ages 3-12 can crack into â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Egypt Filesâ&#x20AC;? vacation Bible school July 26-30. The program will be held at the Okanogan Presbyterian Church, 429 W. Oak St., each day from 9 a.m. to noon. Activities will include music, games, snacks, stories and more. More information is available at 509-422-3411. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Chronicle

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Libraries offer splashy fun By Dee Camp The Chronicle OMAK â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Young readers are invited to "Make a Splash â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Read" in the North Central Regional Library System's summer reading program. All libraries in Okanogan and Ferry counties are part of the district. Children can earn prizes by participating in the free program. Details are available at individual libraries. By branch, the first summer programs are: Brewster Location â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 108 S. Third St. June 16 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 10 a.m., story time. June 17 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 3 p.m., "Express Your Inner Artist." Bridgeport Location â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 1206 Columbia Ave. June 22 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 10 a.m., library district puppeteers. Grand Coulee Location â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 225 Federal St. June 18 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 10:30 a.m., bilingual storyteller Deborah McVay. Okanogan Location â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 228 Pine St. Wednesdays â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 1 p.m., craft or

program. June 17 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 3:30 p.m., bilingual storyteller Deborah McVay. Omak Location â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 30 S. Ash St. June 16 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 4 p.m., puppet show. Oroville Location â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 1276 Main St. June 30 - 10 a.m., Knights of Veritas. Pateros Location â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 174 Pateros Mall. June 23 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 1 p.m., bilingual storyteller Deborah McVay. Republic Location â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 794 S. Clark Ave. June 16 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 11 a.m., bilingual storyteller Deborah McVay. June 18 - 6 p.m., cake social and Teen Zone ribbon cutting, teen activities until 9 p.m. Tonasket Location â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 209 A Whitcomb Ave. June 17 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 1 p.m., bilingual storyteller Deborah McVay. Twisp Location â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 201 N. Methow Valley Highway. June 29 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 1 p.m., Knights of Veritas. Winthrop Location â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 49 Highway 20. June 21 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 3 p.m., Book-it Theatre "Johnny Appleseed: A Tall Tale."

Classes set by schools By Cheryl Schweizer Chronicle correspondent PATEROS â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Youngsters can take a variety of classes in Pateros and Bridgeport schools this summer. Pateros High school students still have a limited time to sign up for welding and independent living classes, which began June 14 and will continue for about six weeks. Students who complete a class will earn onehalf academic credit. A â&#x20AC;&#x153;Read and Swimâ&#x20AC;? program, sponsored by the school district and the Pateros Parent Teacher Organization, offers a week of swim lessons. The program begins Thursday, July 1, and runs every Thursday through Aug. 12, except July 22 when swimming lessons are planned. Children living in the Pateros School District are eligible. Children will go to the

library in the morning and participate in the summer reading program, have lunch and then take a bus to Brewster for the afternoon open swim. Free breakfast and lunch will be served at the school, 344 W. Beach St. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Read and Swimâ&#x20AC;? and summer school class registration information is available from the district office, 344 Beach St., or 509923-2343. Bridgeport The School District will offer a series of art and activity classes Monday through Thursday afternoons from June 21 through July 15. Classes include PE, yoga, dance, drama and computer lessons. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re open to kindergarten through eighth grade students of the district. Children can sign up while theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re on campus for breakfast or lunch, or at the district office.

Koulee Kids Fest is June 19 The Chronicle GRAND COULEE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The sixth annual Koulee Kids Fest will be June 19 at Grand Coulee Dam. Youngsters can win prizes by visiting participating sites and getting signatures on a special map. Completed maps can be dropped off at the Wenatchee Youth Circus performance. Maps are available at the dam visitor center on state Highway 155, according to a Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce announcement. Among the activities are:

â&#x20AC;˘ Free mini golf from 10 a.m. to noon at Sunbanks Resort, 57662 Highway 155, Electric City. â&#x20AC;˘ Free paddle boat rides from 10 a.m. to noon at Coulee Playland Resort, 401 Coulee Boulevard, Electric City. â&#x20AC;˘ Wenatchee Youth Circus performance at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 19, on the Lake Roosevelt High School football field, 500 Civic Way, Coulee Dam. â&#x20AC;˘ The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation will have a fire truck at North Dam Park, Grand Coulee, for children to climb on and examine.

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Festival draws hundreds for music, social message By Jamie Hansen Special to The Chronicle AENEAS VALLEY â&#x20AC;&#x201D; While thunderheads threatened the Okanogan Family Faire grounds where this weekendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first Conscious Culture Festival occurred, two rainbows emerged Friday afternoon and set the stage for a moment that event organizers said epitomized the music and culture festivalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goals. Under the rainbows, the local native K Town Drummers invited concert-goers to join in an â&#x20AC;&#x153;intertribal dance.â&#x20AC;? The multi-cultural group danced until Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s headline act â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Native American singer and activist Buffy Sainte-Marie â&#x20AC;&#x201C; took the stage. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That was definitely a highlight for a lot of people,â&#x20AC;? event organizer BlueJay Hankins said. The co-founder of Sick Donkey Records and owner of Okanogan Highlands Production LLC described the festival as a way to fill a void in the areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cultural and musical scene and provide the community with â&#x20AC;&#x153;the very best multi-cultural, environmentally friendly and educationally stimulating experience possible.â&#x20AC;? As with the barter faire that takes place on the same property, the event drew a colorful crowd that seemed equally interested in the music and the overall culture of the place. Jerry Duczek and Misty Hayes traveled four hours from Coeur dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Alene, Idaho, to pitch their parachute-covered dome, take in the scene and perform fire poi at night. Craig â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Bugmanâ&#x20AC;? Day toted his camper and racing beetles to the event to spread his anti-drug message. And local residents Myrna Estrada and Leigh Kincaid said they were drawn to the atmosphere and the great weather, while a man who preferred to go by â&#x20AC;&#x153;Leifâ&#x20AC;? traveled to the event in a hearse. Speakers representing four faiths opened the festival Friday with prayers for how the weekend might proceed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s try to have an environment of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;how can I help you, how can I make you happy,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? said the Venerable Wang Mo of Tonasketâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pamtingpa Buddhist Center.

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NESPELEM â&#x20AC;&#x201D; This weekend, the town will celebrate Millpond Days and the all-school reunion. Festivities kick off at 5 p.m. Friday, June 18, with the grand marshal potluck. At 7 p.m., an open microphone and talent show will be held. Both are at the park by the town hall, 330 Ninth St. Saturday events include 5K run registration from 7-7:45 a.m., the run at 8 a.m. at town hall, breakfast from 8-11 a.m. at the Nespelem school, 229 School Loop Road, lunch at the school reunion from 1-4 p.m., a health fair on the main street from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and a parade at 11 a.m. downtown. Entries will honor those who have survived cancer. Parade signups are with Billie Leith at 509-847-5089. All day Saturday, basketball tournaments, horseshoes and other games and activities will be in the park.

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Cowboy Caviar Fete set for June 19 CONCONULLY â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Cowboy Caviar Fete, offering a variety of entrees featuring that cut of beef that separates a bull from a steer, takes place Saturday, June 19. The annual event is a competition among the communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s three restaurants. The event runs from 1-5 p.m. at Lucky Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant and Lounge, 123 Main St.; Sit-NBull Saloon and Cafe, 306 N. Main St., and the Tamarack Saloon, 316 N. Main St. The




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Midsummer Fest slated for Saturday MOLSON â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Midsummer Fest will offer fun and games on Saturday, June 19. Activities include a fun run/walk, 8 a.m.; classic car show; pancake feed in the Molson Grange, 8 a.m.; parade, 10:30 a.m.; May Pole dance, 10:45 a.m.; horseshoe tournament and kids games, 11 a.m.; team scavenger challenge and Frisbee golf tournament, 12:30 p.m.; car awards, 2 p.m., and contest drawings. Volleyball and softball will be offered. Proceeds benefit the Old Molson and Molson School museums, and Sitzmark Ski Club.

Colbert performs at state recital OKANOGAN â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Brendan Colbert will represent students of Okanogan County Music Teachers Association members at the annual State Conventionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Honors Recital in Olympia from June 20-24. Colbert, 15, was chosen by adjudicator Margee Webster, Spokane, last March from among nine competitors. Colbert is home-schooled by his parents, Sandra and David Colbert. He has studied piano with Kathleen Christensen, Omak, for eight years. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Chronicle


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A field trip in the West Fork San Poil Watershed will be offered by the U.S. Forest Service as part of the Bailey Restoration Project. Participants will leave the Tonasket Ranger Station at 9 a.m. and return about 4 p.m. Information and registration: Carol Ogilvie, 509-486-5119. Story time for preschoolers will be from 11:15-11:45 a.m. at the Okanogan Public Library. Books, songs and games are included. U.S. Armed Forces Legacy meets at 6 p.m. at Whistler’s Restaurant, Tonasket. A group seeking to form a Blue Star Mothers chapter will meet at 7 p.m. at Yo Yo’s Restaurant, Oroville. Information: Daralyn Hollenbeck, 509485-2906.

Veterans can tell their stories to Syracuse University documentary students from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Room 210 at Tonasket High School. Another session will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 19 at Republic Elementary School. Story time for preschoolers will be at 11:30 a.m. at the Omak Public Library. The story is “Get Off My Tail, Little Whale,” illustrated by Caroline Jayne Church. Information: 509-8261820. Tonasket Farmers’ Market is open from 3-7 p.m. at Triangle Park across U.S. Highway 97 from Al’s IGA. Children’s Dance Theater will perform at 7 p.m. at the Omak Performing Arts Center on Friday and Saturday, June 18-19.

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Wauconda Country Home Club meets at 10 a.m. at the Wauconda Community Hall. Information: 509-4861253. Okanogan Gun Club will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. at the clubhouse to consider the county’s request for an easement to run a water line across the club’s range. Information: 509-422-0786 or 509-4222498.

The Gold Wing Touring Association meets at 8 a.m. at the Koala Street Grill, Omak. Information: 509-422-3438. 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 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, 509-8261259. Wenatchee Valley College at Omak graduation will be at 1 p.m. in the Omak Performing Arts Center. A reunion of former students and friends of the old Nespelem School will be from 1-4 p.m. at the current school. Information and location: Charlie Moses, 509-633-3555. Community Corner, Tonasket, will offer a free movie, “Don’t Tread on Me,” at 6 p.m. at Whistler’s Restaurant, for people concerned about their liberties. Information: 509-486-4211.

Monday June 21 Okanaogan County Artists Association will meet at the home of Gloria Jones in Tonasket for plein air painting and a potluck lunch. Car pools will meet at the Baptist Church in Riverside at 8:30 a.m. Information: Carol Cranfill, 509-826-1344. A class for parents of ADHD children will run from 6-7 p.m. at East Omak Elementary School. Information: Soni Klimek, 509-826-665.

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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. Book-It Theatre will present “Johnny Appleseed: A Tall Tale,” at the Omak Public Library at 3 p.m. The story which portrays a beloved American character, is free. Classes in childbirth education will be offered Tuesdays in the board room of North Valley Hospital, Tonasket. Information and time: 509486-3140.

Exhibit Okanogan County Artists Association members are displaying their work during Art Appreciation Week, June 14-19. Displays are in the store windows of Omak Main Street businesses.

Civic Meetings open to the public: Okanogan County Horticultural Pest and Disease Control Board meets at 2:30 p.m. today, June 16, in the commissioners’ conference room in the Grainger Administration Building,

Okanogan. Information: 509-322-1286. Brewster City Council meets at 6 p.m. today, June 16, at city hall. Information: 509-689-3464. Winthrop Town Council meets at 7 tonight, June 16, at The Barn. Information: 509-996-2320. Okanogan County Civil Service Commission will meet at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 17, in the Grainger Administration Building, Okanogan. Information: Nan Kallunki, 509-4227104. 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. Nespelem School Board meets at 5 p.m. Monday, June 21, at the school. Information: 509-634-4541. Pateros Town Council meets at 6 p.m. Monday, June 21, at city hall. Information: 509-923-2571. Republic City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 21, at city hall. Information: 509-775-3216. Omak City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, June 21, at city hall. Information: 509-826-1170. Tonasket Planning Commission will meet at 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, at city hall. Information: 509-486-2132. Okanogan County Hospital District No. 3 Board (Mid-Valley) will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, in the administrator’s office. Information:

Arts/Calendar • B5 509-826-1760 Ext. 3818. Omak School Board meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, in the board room. Information: 509-8260320. Twisp Town Council meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, at town hall. Information: 509-997-4081. Tonasket City Council meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, at city hall. Information: 509-486-2132. Conconully Town Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, in Conconully Community Hall. Information: 509-826-6005. Okanogan School Board meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, in the superintendent’s office. Information: 509-422-3629.

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News of Record • The Chronicle • June 16, 2010 Two injured in crash near Nespelem A LUCKY DOG

NESPELEM – One driver was airlifted to Spokane and a second to Seattle after being injured in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday morning, June 9, two miles south of Nespelem. Alex Mitchell Waters, 37, Spokane, was taken to Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, for treatment of a broken leg, lacerations and burns, the Washington State Patrol said. Tyrell Arnold Abrahamson, 20, Nespelem, was taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center, Spokane, with a broken leg and facial lacerations. The patrol said Waters was northbound on state Highway 155 and Abrahamson was southbound when they collided head-on at 8:25 a.m. Waters’ SUV overturned and caught fire, trapping him inside. It was destroyed, as was Abrahamson’s car. The patrol said it’s unknown whether either driver was wearing a seatbelt.



Brewster council changes meeting night BREWSTER — City Council members voted to move regular council meetings to the third Wednesday of each month. The change was made during the council’s June 9 meeting at the request of the city’s finance staff, who said it was difficult to get all the information needed to prepare the financial reports requested by the council in the eight to 10 days available now. The change will become effective with the council’s August meeting. The council now meets the second Wednesday of the month.

Bridgeport woman breaks arm Al Camp/The Chronicle

Sernea Homan, Okanogan, comforts her dog after the moving van in which the dog was riding overturned on U.S. Highway 97 on June 11 near Okanogan. Driver Richard Roach, Airway Heights, was northbound when the van went onto the shoulder, crossed both lanes, tipped onto its passenger side and skidded off the road, the Washington State Patrol said. No one was injured, though a 50-gallon fish tank in the vehicle overturned.

Criminal Cases From Okanogan County Superior Court records Nicholson sentenced Tammy Eileen Nicholson, 52, Omak, pleaded guilty June 10 to thirddegree theft. Nicholson was sentenced to 180 days, which were suspended for two years. Sanchez pleads guilty Jesse Arturo Sanchez, 24, Okanogan, pleaded guilty to thirddegree malicious mischief. Sanchez was sentenced to 365 days, given credit for seven days served and had 358 days suspended for two years. Dick sentenced Anthony Domenic Dick, 20, pleaded guilty June 10 to custodial assault — adult corrections institution or local detention facility, minor in public place exhibiting effects of liquor and possession of 40 grams or less of marijuana. Dick, who committed the crimes March 20, was sentenced to three months. The sentence was to run consecutive to all other cases including District Court cases. Charges of resisting arrest and bail jumping charges were dismissed. Hudson admits burning Kurt Patrick Hudson, 33, pleaded guilty June 10 to first-degree reckless burning. Hudson, who committed the crime May 11, was sentenced to 60 days. Timentwa charged John Fitzgerald Timentwa, 23, Omak, was charged June 9 with harassment — threats to kill and obstructing a law enforcement officer. Timentwa is charged with refusing to follow orders June 5 of Omak police officer Andrew Bjur and threatening to kill the officer. Bjur went to West Cherry Street at 8:34 p.m. for a reported intoxicated person. When he attempted to arrest a man on a misdemeanor warrant, Timentwa allegedly became agitated and advanced on the officer. When Bjur extended his arm to keep Timentwa at arm’s length, the defendant allegedly slapped the hand away. When Bjur arrested Timentwa for allegedly refusing to back off and follow the officer’s instructions, he threatened the officer several times, court records said. Timentwa was found to have a prior conviction for third-degree assault of a public servant, court records said. Theft alleged Richard Dean Haworth, 44, Tonasket, was charged June 8 with second-degree theft. Haworth is charged with taking a toolbox out of the bed of a pickup truck owned by Tim Knight in Oroville on May 22. A woman allegedly witnessed the theft. A June 8 preliminary hearing form said Haworth turned himself in. Yusi charged Charles Emil Yusi was charged June 8 with second-degree assault. Yusi is charged with hitting Robert A. Knight in the face Feb. 26. Knight suffered fractured orbital bones in a bar fight reported at 11:30 p.m. at the Cariboo Inn and Cafe, 233 Queen St., Okanogan. Deputies were told about 15 people were involved. They said people were leaving the area as they arrived, though they did find Knight. Various witnesses said a fight erupted as men were being told to leave the bar. Yusi told deputies he defended himself after Knight hit Yusi in the back of the neck. Yusi allegedly struck the bartender, Carl Sonny Morris, who said Knight then tried to intervene and was attacked by Yusi. Eluding alleged Garnet Elizabeth Summers, 28, Omak, was charged June 10 with

attempting to elude a pursing police vehicle and driving under the influence. Summers accused of attempting to elude a Washington State Patrol vehicle June 8 on state Highway 155 south of Omak. A trooper said he was southbound around 4:20 p.m. about five and a half miles south of Omak when he clocked Summers’ vehicle going 73 mph in a 60 mph zone. When he turned to chase her with lights and siren, the speeds increased to 90 mph as she passed a vehicle on the crest of a hill in a no-passing zone, court records show. She allegedly had to slow for a vehicle near the turn lane for Paschal Sherman Indian School before using the turn lane to pass. The chase continued about another mile at 80 mph before Summers stopped two miles south of Omak. A breath alcohol test allegedly gave a reading of .216. She allegedly had two tests later at the jail with readings of .200 and .188, records show. Lease charged Jeffrey Dean Lease, 38, Tonasket, was charged June 7 with first-degree child molestation and two counts of second-degree child molestation. Lease is charged with having sexual contact with a girl, now 16, between June 4, 2001, and June 4, 2002, and twice between June 4, 2007, and June 4, 2008. Carson charged Gage Earl Edwin Carson, 19, Pateros, was charged June 3 with firstdegree rape of a child. Carson is charged with raping a 3year-old girl between Oct. 15 and Nov. 30, 2009. Pryor sentenced Champ Oscar Pryor, 55, was found guilty of forgery by stipulated facts at trial. Pryor, who committed forgery March 10, 2009, was sentenced to 30 days to run concurrently with a District Court sentence. From sheriff's complaints

Sheriff May 31 Theft of scooter on South Fifth Avenue, Okanogan. Child, 8, reported missing on Cedar Falls Trail, Mazama. The child was found about an hour after being reported missing. Fuel stolen from an orchard wind machine on U.S. Highway 97, Oroville.

BRIDGEPORT — A Bridgeport woman suffered a fractured arm as a passenger in a car that left state Highway 173 early June 12. Maria Villalobos-Menchaca, 41, Bridgeport, was northbound about 2.6 miles from town around 4:46 a.m. when her car left the road to the right. It scraped the side of a utility pole and overturned before coming to rest on its top, according to the Washington State Patrol said. Villalobos-Menchaca was not injured. A passenger, Olga Mosqueda-Gonzalez, 40, fractured her arm. Both women wore seatbelts. The car was destroyed. — The Chronicle Water on state Highway 20 near B&O Road. Part of the shoulder was washed out. Vehicle crash on Loomis-Oroville Road, Oroville. Vehicle hit a fence on Riverside Cutoff Road, Riverside. June 1 Unattended death on U.S. Highway 97, Oroville. Burglary on Eastside Oroville Road, Oroville. Unattended death on Wagner Road, Twisp. Theft on Twisp-Carlton Road, Twisp. Vehicle crash on Tunk Creek Road, Riverside. Assault north of Oroville. June 2 Theft of bicycle on Jennings Loop Road, Oroville. Vehicle prowl on U.S. Highway 97, Tonasket. Bear trying to get into a residence near Oroville. It was scared off with several shotgun blasts. Theft on Cayuse Mountain Road, Tonasket. Assault on Pontiac Ridge Road, Oroville. June 3 Fraud on Greenacres Road, Riverside. Burglary on Bunch Road, Wauconda. Assault on Conconully Road, Okanogan. Vehicle hit a deer on U.S. Highway 97, Tonasket. Cow shot on Aeneas Valley Road, Tonasket. June 4 Theft on Golden Road, Oroville. Vehicle hit deer on Greenacres Road, Riverside; Assault on South Fourth Avenue, Okanogan. Assault on South Fourth Avenue, Okanogan. June 5 Vehicle hit tree on Aeneas Valley Road, Tonasket. Fuel cans and weed eater stolen on Lost Lake Road, Tonasket. ATV crash on Mineral Hill Road, Conconully. Vehicle stolen on county Highway 7, Oroville. Vehicle crash on Bill Shaw Road, Methow. June 6 Windows broken in a home on B&O Road, Malott. Burglary on South Second Avenue, Okanogan. June 7

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Fraud on Havillah Road, Tonasket. Graffiti painted on building on South Fifth Avenue at Tyee Street. Vehicle theft on Green Lake Road, Okanogan. Fraud on Starr Road, Pateros. Theft on Spruce Street, Okanogan. June 8 Snow tires and wheels stolen on Mundy Road, Twisp. Burglary on South Second Avenue, Okanogan. Medications, cash and jewelry missing. Burglary on South Second Avenue. Groceries missing. Assault on Old Riverside Highway, Omak. Vehicle hit deer on Quiet Valley Road in south Okanogan County. June 9 Vehicle hit fence and irrigation pipes on Conconully Road, Okanogan. Theft on Appleway, Okanogan. Vehicle hit another vehicle on Dry Valley Lane, Tonasket. Assault on Robinson Canyon Road, Omak. Jacket, drugs found on Tyee Street, Okanogan. Satellite radio unit and binoculars taken on Million Street, Omak. June 10 Vehicle theft on U.S. Highway 97, Riverside. Child bitten by family dog on Utke Lane, Omak. From Omak Police reports

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May 28 Forgery on West Jonathan Ave. Dog bite on Riverside Drive. May 30 Vehicle crash on West Apple Avenue. May 31 Burglary on Edmonds Street. Vehicle window broken on West Cherry Avenue. Theft on South Main Street. June 1 Wallet found on Jasmine Street. June 2 Forgery on West First Avenue. Vehicle crash on South Main Street. Vehicle crash on Engh Road. June 3 Assault on South Cedar Street. Vehicle crash on North Main Street. Assault on Hanford Street. June 4 Assault on Juniper Place. Theft on West Apple Avenue.

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Republic Police Sgt. Ken Marcuson (left) and Police Chief Bret Roberts cut the ribbon to open the new police station June 10. The building dates back to 1909, when it was Fred and Sam Richardson's mining engineer office until 1913. It became the office of the Knob Hill Mine until 1968, when it was turned into the Golden Age Club. The city of Republic purchased the building for $1 with the idea of turning it into the police station. U.S. flag taken from Omak Visitor Information Center. Animal abuse on Riverside Drive. June 5 Burglary on Dayton Street. June 6 Safe damaged on South Cedar Street. June 7 Fraud on North Ash Street. June 8 Lawnmower found on Omak Avenue at Ferry Street. Burglary on West Ridge Drive. Video game systems taken. June 9 Vehicle crash on Ross Canyon Road. VAssault on Asotin Street. From Okanogan County

Civil Matters Superior Court records Marriage dissolutions granted Janet Gail Yusi and Brent Grayling Yusi. Brianna N. Vela and Ruben Vela III. Marriage dissolutions sought Kristie Nicole Brown and Adam Brown. Norma Villanueva and Javier Cardenas-Ramirez. John Charles Aldrich and Debbie Marie Aldrich. Seamus O’Daimhin and Libby O’Daimhin. Brent Dell and Penny Dell. Charles J. Oakes and Monica S. Oakes. Linda L. Abellera and Camelo N. Abellera. Easement sought Lucille L. Betcone and Douglas Zahn Orchards Inc. filed a lawsuit May 27 against Michael Wensman and Patricia Wensman, Jim and Beverly Weddle, Karol J. L. Miller, as trustee of the Mark and Karol Miller Living Trust, David B. and Carla Williams and Richard and Karen Clark. The lawsuit seeks easement across the defendants’ properties. Crash brings lawsuit Jamie K. Rosser-Gronberg, as guardian ad litem of Bridgett M. Rosser-Gronberg, filed a lawsuit May 27 against Nichole C. Mullen. Mullen allegedly was negligent and caused a collision Oct. 18, 2007, with a vehicle driven by Jamie RosserGronberg. Her daughter, Bridgett Rosser-Gronberg, was a passenger. The lawsuit seeks economic and non-economic damages. Hawes files lawsuit

Dawn Hawes filed a lawsuit June 7 against Joel Troyer. Hawes said he was riding his motorcycle July 5, 2007, on state Highway 20 east of Tonasket when a dog, owned by Troyer, was lying in the middle of the highway. As Hawes approached, the dog stood up and ran into the front of his motorcycle, causing him to crash. The lawsuit seeks compensation for injuries, medical and related expenses, lost wages and income, vehicular repair costs, damage to personal property, general damages, costs and attorney fees. Coulee Dam sued Clark R. and Freida L. Slattery filed a lawsuit June 7 for damages against the town of Coulee Dam. The plaintiffs owned property on River Drive that was flooded Dec. 5, 2008, with raw sewage from their basement sink, toilet and shower. The lawsuit, which alleges the city is at fault for flawed sewer lines, seeks special and general damages. From Okanogan County

Marriage Licenses Auditor’s Office Esmeralda Fernandez-Castillo, 21, Pullman, and Daniel Lester Switzer, 22, Riverside. Gretchen Renee Rothrock, 19, Tonasket, and Barton Jon Spear, 42, Loomis. Tonya Louise Choate, 36, Omak, and Patrick Perry Baker, 36, Omak. Esmeralda Pureco-Talavera, 32, Brewster, and Reymundo ArevaloLucas, 35, Brewster. Chrystal Jean Ferrell, 28, Omak, and Devin Gene Best, 32, Omak. Carolyn Kay Howard, 64, Yelm, and Richard Lee Wells, 61, Yelm. Cheyenne Chelsea Pillow, 18, Tonasket, and Aaron Michael Keen, 27, Tonasket. Jamie Lee Ann Phillips, 28, Coulee Dam, and Brian Douglas Clark, 39, Coulee Dam. Elizabeth Ortiz Molina, 21, Tonasket, and Nicholas Wayne Verbeck, 22, Omak. Margaret Mary Williamson, 53, Riverside, and William Van Bond, 46, Riverside. Dianne Lynn Billy, 40, Nespelem, and Randolph Douglas Schirmer, 31, Nespelem. Rosa Magdalena Gonzalez-Perez, 23, Brewster, and Aron PalaciosMorales, 23, Brewster.

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130 Acreage and Lots 83.4 ACRES Trust land, in Moses Meadows, appraised at $75,000, selling for the appraised price. Power nearby, easy access from main road. 1 creek and 2 natural springs. (509) 3221210

180 For Rent AVAILABLE JULY 1 2 bdrm house, between Omak and Riverside, $600 month, first, last and deposit. 509-826-4107 BIG VALLEY REALTY FOR RENT 2-Bdrm apt. all utils. $550 1-Bdrm apt. $400 2-Bdrm house $850 2-Bdrm. Apt. $675 2-Bdrm House $590 1-Bdrm. Duplex $375 2-Bdrm. Mobile home $500 2-Bdrm House $550 1-Bdrm Apt. $525 Studio Apt. $525 Mon.-Fri. 9AM-5PM (509) 422-6066 CONCONULLY STUDIO Clean, quiet, furnished studio, no smoking, no pets. References and background check required. All utilities incl. $475 plus deposit. 360303-5635 EAST VILLAGE APARTMENTS Now Accepting Applications! Children’s play area. Preference given to agricultural workers. Section 8 welcome. HA. EHO (509) 826-1402 EAST VILLAGE APARTAMENTOS Ahora Aceptando Solicitudes. Area de jugar para ninos. Prefencia casa dado a trabajodores de agricultura. Section 8 bienvenidos. HA. EHO (509) 826-1402

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Large 3-bdrm, 11/2 bth, single family home. Quiet street, fenced yard, small open garage $650/month. Utilities not included. $600 deposit. Pets negotiable, no smoking. Credit/background check, references required. Available immediately. (509) 826-1250. NEED STORAGE SPACE? Call Larry or Penny at BLEP RENTALS 509-826-1348. OKANOGAN 1-bdrm apt., washer/dryer hook up. W/S/G included. NO PETS. $450 month, $300 damage deposit. (425) 760-8810 or (888) 584-9280 Okanogan, 3 bedroom and 13/4 bath, available around the first of July. Contact Jeanne (509) 2534355 Omak 2-bdrm. house, appliances, garden area. $600/ mo., $400 damage deposit. 509-422-1961 OMAK 3-Bdrm, house, carport. $1,000 month. First/last/ deposit. Available in July. (509) 429-6226 Omak, 2 offices separated by wall with window, 2 baths approx 500 sq. ft. $350 mo. available immediately. (509) 997-2516 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 TONASKET 2-Bdrm home, $700 month. Includes W/S/G and yard maintenance. Okanogan Properties (509) 486-0507 CONCONULLY AREA Original 2-bdrm ranch house, w/fenced yard and carport. Horse pasture available. $675 month, references. (509) 826-4373 TONASKET 2-bdrm tri plex unit. All appliances. Private yard and storage shed. W/S/G paid. $650 month, $300 damage deposit. (509) 4299053 OMAK APARTMENT 2-Bdrm, quiet, upstairs unit in Shellrock Bldg near hospital. Central A/C & heat, new windows, D/W. Laundry on premises. $595/month, $400 deposit. (509) 429-3097

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300 Business Opportunities The Chronicle cannot verify the financial potential of these adver tisements. Readers are advised to approach any “sales/marketing opportunity” ads with reasonable caution. Sports Bar & Grill 2 liq. stations, full kitchen, pull tabs, dance floor, tourist and sports attraction, well established, Grand Coulee Dam area. $115,000 206-419-2121

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215 Daycare JUST LIKE HOME Child Care has immediate full time openings for your child age 1-month to 5 years, and summer openings ages 2-11. Your child will be cared for in a licensed, loving family home environment that will become “Just Like Home”. Contact Nancy Hein (509) 826-2832

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The Tonasket School district is now accepting applications for an Assistant MS Football Coach. Position is opened until filled. Please contact the District Office for an application or on the district’s website at: www.tonasket.wednet.ed u. Tonasket School District, 35 DO Hwy 20 E., Tonasket, WA 98855. (509) 486-2126 An Equal Opportunity Employer. BA RT E N D E R / WA I TRESS Experience, Only. (509) 846-8137 Community Manager Professional and dependable Resident Community Manager needed NOW for small affordable community in Omak. Job duties include collecting rents, computer input, and maintenance, leasing, and enforcing rules/lease. Tax credit experience is a plus. Must live on-site. Excellent benefits including medical, dental and life insurance & 401K. Applicants must pass credit check, background check and drug test. Applicant must have a valid Washington State driver’s license and good employment references. Excellent communication skills, customer service, dependability, and computer skills required. Knowledge of Tax Credit programs helpful. Compensation includes monthly salary and a 3 bedroom apartment. Email Resume to cmiwashington4@qwesto or fax to (509) 663-1093

LLC TONASKET BURGER JOINT OR, Whatever kind of Restaurant you want. OR, sell the restaurant equipment and have another business. Busy Highway 97 Frontage - Corridor to Canada. Lots of Off Street Parking. City Services. Many Possibilites. $175,000.00

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Natural Resources Coordination Specialist The Upper Columbia Salmon Recovery Board has an opening for a Natural Resource Coordination Specialist. Requires Bachelors degree in Fisheries, Wildlife Science, Natural Resource Mgmt. or related degree. Send resume and cover letter by June 30. To: UCSRB 11 Spokane St., Ste 101 Wenatchee, WA 98801. More info at

HOUSE KEEPER Needed for busy motel. Prefer some experience but not mandatory. Apply in person at 1034 2nd Ave. S, Okanogan. LEGAL SECRETARY/ ASSISTANT Computer experience required. Send Resume to: PO Box 1307, Tonasket WA 98855

NEW Alliance AmeriCorps is looking for enthusiastic, energetic, and dependable MEN and WOMEN to fill 18 positions on the AmeriCorps team. Members will earn a monthly stipend of $1050 and basic health insurance. After successful completion of the program, an educational award of $5,350 is given. If you enjoy working with children and youth in a school setting, human need or the environment then AmeriCorps is the place to be. Requirements: 17 years old or older, must have high school diploma or GED. Pick up an application at 75 N Keller Street in Republic or you can call (509) 7753311 to have on mailed. Please do not contact the school. Contact Julie O’Neal, (509) 775-3311. Closing Date: Open until filled.

Legal Secretary Accepting resumes for legal secretarial position (fillin/temp.) Must be proficient in Microsoft Word; be a team player; have excellent telephone skills and work well with the public. Legal experience necessary. Resumes may be submitted to: 700-A Okoma Drive, Omak, WA 98841.

LUCKY D’S Waitress and cook positions avail now. Apply in person Thurs - Sat 2-4. Ask for Dee or Kristen Middle School Assistant Secretary Tonasket School district is now accepting applications for a Middler School Assistant Secretary. This position is two hours, five days per week. Applicants must have strong ability to process information, computer knowledge, and organizational skills. Position closes June 25. Please contact the District Office for an application or available on the district’s website at: www.tonasket.wednet.ed u. Tonasket School District, 35DO Hwy 20 E., Tonasket, WA 98855. Phone: (509) 486-2126 An Equal Opportunity Employer.

Relief Bus Driver Needed in the Omak area. Must have a CDL and be 25 years of age, responsible, friendly, honest and work well with the public and co-workers. No moving violations within the last 3-years. Pre-employment and random drug testing required. OCTN is an EOE. Position open until filled. Please apply at Okanogan County Transportation & Nutrition @ 431 5th Ave West, Omak, WA 98841 (509) 826-4391

2 Acres with 3-bdrm., 2-bath VIEWS REDUCED PRICE Clean home with beautiful sunset views and a level two acres for your outside projects in Tunk Valley. This 1987 modular home has updated laminate flooring and new appliances. Level access road and a 50 GPM well. National Forest and Crawfish Lake are close by. Attached two car garage fully insulated and sheet rocked. $172,000.00 MLS # 4259

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Has an opening for an Early Head Start Reflective Supervisor/Children’s Services Assist. to provide training, professional development, mentoring, and technical assistance to staff as well as monitoring and evaluating EHS services. Minimum qualifications: AA in early Childhood Education, Human Development, or closely related field. BA pref. 3 years exp. providing svcs. for children and families. Full time-not to exceed 235 days. Salary $27,000 - $31,000 DOE. OCCDa is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Part Time Possibly full time commercial spray applicator. Requires, strength, punctuality, good driving record. $10-$17 dollars per hour. (509) 826-2162 Title I Secretary The Tonasket School District is now accepting applications for a Title I Secretary. applicants must have strong ability to process information, computer knowledge, and organizational skills. Position closes June 23. Please contact the district Office for an application or available on the district’s website a t : www.tonasket.wednet.e du. Tonasket School District, 35 DO Hwy. 20 E., Tonasket, WA 98855, (509) 486-2126. EOE Tonasket Pizza, seeking experienced waitress who is willing to learn all duties of running a restaurant. Must be over 21, committed to working Fri. & Sat. day/eves, & takes pride in excellent customer service. Wage DOE + benefit package. Apply in person only.

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340 Work Wanted (free) NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Washington State law (RCW 18.27.100) requires that all advertisements for construction related services include the contractor’s current Department of Labor and Industries registration number in the advertisement. Failure to obtain a certificate of registration from L&I or show the registration number in all advertising will result in a fine up to $5,000 against the unregistered contractor. For more information, call Labor & Industries Specialty Compliance Services at 1 (800) 647-0982 or check L&I’s Internet site at

Spectacular view of Lake Osoyoos, home, 4-bdrm., 2.75-bath, complete remodel on interior, oak and maple cabinets, tile flooring, carpet in bedrooms and basement. Master suite with a private balcony. Energy efficient Quadra-fire pellet stove insert. New energy efficient windows throughout the home. Spacious, functional kitchen with custom maple cabinets, gas range, 2 fireplaces, 2 pellet stoves, heat pump. Front and Back patios, deck. .75 of an acre. NWMLS# 85529 $359,000

s 509-826-7130 • DRASTICALLY REDUCED • 261 Old Riverside Hwy. • • $270,000 • Motivated seller • 3-bdrm., 2-bath • Large shop • Daylight basement • 18 acres irrigation • Lots of covered parking • Garden space Call Teresa at 509-429-1895

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

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

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FUN IN THE SUN!! Lovely 2 Bedroom 2 Bath nearly new manufactured home! Efficient Kitchen includes all appliances. Partially furnished. Storage shed with power. RV hook-up. Close to state park and lake! Stunning scenery, fishing and hiking! 315 B Ave. N., Conconully $127,000

TONASKET $110,000 Beautiful and cozy 960 Sqft cabin on 4.9 acres of meadow and mountain views. Lovely wood floors, ceramic tile, and free standing wood stove. Located on a county maintained road provides year round access. #78032 Search All Listings Online: Windermere Real Estate/Omak-Okanogan 540 Riverside Drive, Omak, WA 98841

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Welcome Home Price Reduced! Spectacular LAKE/MOUNTAIN Views from newer Log Home on 1.5+/- acre. Custom 2-bdrm., 1-bath home features open great room/dining room with cathedral ceilings; kitchen with all appliances; wood stove; and unique pine floors. Wrap-around deck, landscaped yard with 2 RV hookups, garage with shop and carport. $249,000. H-1525/MLS29039536. River Front - Fish from your backyard - Home features living room with pellet stove, dining area with slider to deck, upgraded kitchen cabinets, newer appliances includes, dishwasher, refrigerator and range/oven, stacking washer/dryer stay. Shop includes 3/4 bath, insulated and wood stove. Fenced yard. $169,900 H1635/MLS52862 Omak Beautifully Remodeled - View - Home features 3-bdrm., 3-bath, NEWS include paint, flooring, appliances, cabinets, fixtures include ceiling fans, sky lights and heat pump. Large family, living and dining rooms. Landscaped yard with sprinkler system and deck. $274,900 H-1627/MLS47693

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340 Work Wanted (free) HOUSE CLEANING Omak, Okanogan, Tonasket area, mature responsible woman, references. (509) 486-1769 NEW LAWN GUY IN TOWN Young energetic. Reasonable rates: Call Jeb at (509) 826-5199

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

400 Farm Machinery & Supplies New Holland Tractor 4X4, 40 hp, like new, 1200 hours, bucket & mower. $17,500 2006 Titan 30ft Equipment trailer, double dually, $8,900 OBO (509) 422-6388

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


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

435 Horses ’05 CIRCLE J OUTBACK Bumper-pull,3 horse trailer. Excellent cond. New brakes, bearings. Call for photos $5495. 509-4220433 e-mail

435 Horses

530 Pets

Oasis Equestrian Facility: Full care boarding, monthly $215/$8 daily. Hay/ grain/vit./minerals/arena use incl. Additional services available at charge. 3 mi. out of Omak, (509) 826-5144

FREE TO GOOD HOME Beagle-Terrier Mix and/or Golden Lab/Chesapeake Retriever mix. Both full grown, fixed, house broken, shots current and good with kids. Owner is moving and must find homes before July 1. (509) 557-8393

Willy Ives Horse Training and Breaking Now reserving stalls for training Call for details. 509-826-0490 or 509-8469194

440 Feed, Hay & Grain QUALITY BASIN HAY KATAHADIN SHEEP 509-322-6841 OR 509-322-6842

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

510 Auctions RETIREMENT AUCTION Selling REAL ESTATE, house, shop, equipment and tools! Sat., June 26, 10 a.m. 32562 Hwy. 97 5.5 miles south of Oroville. Complete liquidation! Watch for signs! See partial list of items in The Chronicle’s 6/16 and 6/23 editions for more info. Campbell Auctions Lic. #00231 509-422-1165

530 Pets DOGS 1 yr. old Yellow lab mix. Leash trained. Nice. $30 Reg. English Springer Spaniel, Housebroke, crate trained, neutered. 1 Yr. old, chipped. Family Sacrifice. $150. Sugar, Terrier mix female. 2 years old. $30 Sparky male terrier mix, 1 year old. High energy. $30 Terrier mix female, ol lady, she acts old and set in her ways. Great dog. $30 4 mutt pups, could be medium to large dogs. Female, Rott mix puppy. $30

Call The Chronicle (509) 826-1110 or 1 (800) 572-3446

Keystone Animal Rescue, Pics on Facebook Kris (509) 322-7604 Hours: 5:30pm to 8pm

Red/Blue Heeler mix, female, 1.5 years old. All shots current. Good with kids and other dogs. (509) 826-3313

IF YOU WANT YOUR CLASSIFIED ad in next weeks paper, we need to hear from you by 10 a.m. on Monday morning.

540 Garage & Yard Sales

ESTATE SALE You set the prices, All reasonable offers will be accepted. Cash Only! Fri/ Sat, June 18th & 19th. 9am-4pm. 157 Johnson Creek Rd, Space 11

MOVING/MULTI FAMILY YARD SALE St. Joseph Catholic Church on Jackson st., Eastside. Household items, elder equip., wheel chairs, adult porta-pot. Baby clothes, toys, high chair, suit cases, misc. Lots of stuff.

Earl’s Used Cars 1972 Ford Pick up, steel flatbed. $1900 97 Ford F150 Ex cab Lariat 4x4 $4800 97 Isuzu Trooper, low miles. $3500 82 Toyota 4X4, $500 20ft, Travel Trailer $2000 (509) 322-6363 or 322-1123

OMAK 311 Omak River Rd, Sat., Jun. 12, 8am-?? Large multi family, remodle, household goods, clothes and to much to list.

620 Trucks & Vans

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

AUCTION Selling Real Estate, house, shop, equipment and tools! Retirement Auction

Sat., June 26 • 10 a.m. 32562 Hwy. 97 (5.5 miles south of Oroville). Complete liquidation! Watch for signs! Retirement auction for Harold and Betty Kommer. 22 year collection of home and business, must sell due to age. All of their equipment is top of the line and well cared for. Two auctioneers at once. Real estate sale at 1 p.m., tractors to follow. Equipment - 69 Hyster 10K dual tire fork lift, MF 20 C/935 loader diesel 1980, MF 2135 New rebuilt engine 100 loader, MF 2135 3 pt., MF 35 gas 3 pt., 8N Ford tractor with loader, MF tractor motor and parts, Kubota 6200 4 wheel drive tractor (burnt), MF 35 front-end loader, tractor parts, manuals and tractor tools, Okanogan turbo sprayer, tractor blade, brush fork, bin forks, Sun Master 5' orchard mower (new blades), tractor weights, wheel weights, 1970s Chevy 350 engine, D drills, 1 bottom 2-way IH plow, more! Autos/Trucks - 1993 Ford Explorer V6, Classic Collector 77 Lincoln Continental (Kit), 1978 Mercury Grand Marques with 50k actual miles, 1974 Ford tilt cab 2 ton flat bed (apple hauler), pickup tool box, and 1957 Chevy rear window. Shop/Tools - four hydraulic jacks, air tools, 3/8 air ratchet, bearing and gear pullers, shop tables with vises, NAPA big battery charger, 16 speed heavy drill press, reciprocating saw, parts books, Craftsman belt sander, oxy/acc set, auto manuals, Sears bench grinder, Placo industrial sand blaster, engine stand, Caroline industrial metal band saw, lots of MAC and Snap-On tools, Snap-On tool box with 9 drawers (full of quality tools), Craftsman 5 drawer bottom chest (full of quality tools), set of Mac big-size wrenches, Mac and Snap-On socket set, filters and gaskets, Nesco paint spray guns, electric concrete mixer, heavy metal shelving, MUCH, MUCH MORE! Household - Fridge/freezer, knife sharpener stones, 4pc dinette set, oak entertainment center, end tables, coffee table, two wood captains chairs, king bed, six drawer dresser, three drawer dresser, more! Antiques - Colored jars, marble vases, Coke signs, cream cans, wood planes, mounted deer horns, 5 gal. buckets, MORE! MUCH, MUCH MORE - Don't miss this sale! *Sellers approval on two tractors and the 69 Hyster forklift. No reserves. No buyer’s premiums. Credit cards accepted!

Real Estate Approx. 3.97 acres, shop, office, house (2 tax parcels) and outbuildings adjacent to State Hwy. 97, 5.5 miles South of Oroville. Modular home, 1.75 ac., Parcel #3927270046. Shop Parcel #3927264003,2.22 ac. Home Information: 1972 Four Seasons modular home, 42x24 with 24x42 patio built on with concrete floor, out buildings and pond located at south end of property. This property also has nine fruit trees and five English walnut trees, two wells, irrigation district water, greenhouse and garden area. Shop Information: 24x42 shop space with 17x32 office space, and connected storage space of 8x24. Another 18x24 room is on the back of the shop. Lots of parking and exposure. Terms: 10% down, sale day with 60 days to close, call for info - Larry Campbell Auctioneers & Assoc. #2030, 509-422-1165, 509-750-7215 or Joan Cool, Sun Lakes Realty, Oroville, WA, 509-476-2121.

OMAK MOVING SALE 223 S Elm St, 9am-1pm. Jun. 19, Furniture, tools, household items. YARD & BAKE SALE FUND RAISER To benefit Spay & Neuter Program, Animal Hospital of Omak and Okanogan Valley Vet. Clinic June 18,19 & 20 at Legion Hall. 9:30-5:00pm Donations needed. Call Louise 509557-8913. All support appreciated.

550 Wanted On a Budget and looking to by RC airplanes or parts. (509) 422-4189 or

560 General Merchandise FIREWOOD FOR SALE Lodgepole $120 cord, call 509-429-2444 Pallets 618 Okoma Dr, Nor th side of the building. Free

580 Equipment CASE 580B BACKHOE With or without dump truck $15,000/17,500 509422-6388

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

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

600 Vehicle Parts, Accessories Insure Your Driver License instead of your Vehicles Call 509-826-1700 North Valley Insurance 2 S. Main Street Omak, WA 98841

610 Cars 1997 LINCOLN Town car, life time total maintenance 20-25 mpg, drive-love it asking $3500 (509) 422-1086 or (509) 322-0046

Campbell’s Auction

610 Cars

FOR SALE - 500 OR LESS Advertise HERE for FREE!

End tables, 1 with drawer $20, 1 with glass top. $20 (509) 846-3693 after 5.

Maytag self cleaning Electric flat top range $375 (509) 429-6344

19” TV, works good $50 (509) 826-0293 or 3224702

Selling something for under $500? Call us or go online to place a free ad with The Chronicle! Some limits apply, call Kris for more details! 509-826-1110 or 1-800-572-3446

fire wood, you load and haul, Fir/larch. $90 cord. (509) 485-3383

Maytag, Quiet Series dishwasher, White $200 (509) 429-6344

Fishing rod, breaks to 4 segments, comes with light weight aluminum carrying case. Excellent. $10 (509) 826-4234

Medical bike, $250 (509) 826-0293 or 322-4702

Air Cushion, ROHO For wheelchair bound person. 2 in.x16 3/4 in. square. New $425 asking $195. 509-826-1257

Free to good home, 4 yr. Cat. Blk/Wht, loving. Great with babies, kids and dogs. (509) 826-5753

Nice 10 speed bike, $50 (509) 826-0293, 322-4702

2-I-phone, 3 gs. 32 gig, inc., car chargers, and covers. $250 ea. or $450 both. (509) 429-5551 2-Matching Colonial love seats. 1-is rocker, like new. $295 set. (509) 4221460 20” TV has VCR in bottom, works great. VCR Does not work. $20 OBO. (509) 429-5551 2005 Kenmore, front load washer. Perfect condition. $250 (509) 996-2292 4 used snow tires. 15” mounted and balanced, on 4 hole wheels. Comes with hub caps. $20 ea. (509) 826-4234 59 Glass tiles, thick glass, would be great for window or room divider. $250 (509) 557-9768 90 Toyota parts car, good clutch, running gear, tires, $500 (509) 322-7231 Ab Lounge excercise chair, New condition. New $80 will sell for $35 (509) 826-5753

Antiques oak, Mission style Display case/bookcase with glass doors and woold wheels. $400 (509) 826-4730 Baby stroller, decent condition. Big wide wheels. $10 (509) 429-5551 Beehive cage, to protect hives from animals. Made from welded pipe, 22ft long x 8ft wide, 6ft high. $200 (509) 826-1257, 8267067

Free to good home, sheep wire, multiple lengths. (509) 322-7231 Free to good home used shop vac, with all attachments. Coleman catalytic small heater. (509) 9962292 Free to loving home, 8 mo. old fixed dachshund. Needs fenced yard. (509) 422-2106

Medical dictionary, new, Miriam Webster $10 (509) 826-7157

Nintendo WII, 6-games, 3game cube controllers, memory card. $250 (509) 476-2334 Oak interior door with frame. Like new. $50 (509) 422-0822 Purple Microwave, Goldstar. Works excellent. $25 (509) 826-7157 evenings Scanner, HP 7400C, legal size, used. $50 (509) 8261257 826-7067

Gas BBQ. comes with completely filled 5 gallon propane cylinder. Excellent $60 (509) 826-4234

Schrader, wood stove, holds 24” logs. Excellent condition. $500 (509) 4862550

GE Top Freezer/Refrigerator w/ice maker 18 cu. feet, white $500 (509) 429-6344

Several older storage cupboards. Suitable for shop or garage. $35 for all. (509) 826-4730

Dishes set of 4, $10 (509) 846-3693 after 5.

Kenmore Portable dishwasher, like new $75 (509) 429-1041

Solid pine cabinet with shelves. $45 (509) 4220822

Drums, Drumstands, Symbals. $50 ea. (509) 8260293 or 322-4702

Large legos, big bag full. $20 (509) 846-3693 after 5.

Solid wood book shelf, painted white. $35 (509) 422-0822

Black & Decker electric 18” hedge trimmer, Excellent. $15 (509) 826-4234 Chest of drawers. Solid wood, 5 drawers. $50 (509) 422-0822

DRIVERS -- Company Drivers Up to 40k First Year. New Team Pay! Up to .48c/mile CDL Training Available. Regional Locations. (877) 369-7105. www.centraldrivingjobs.n et SLT NEEDS Class A Team Drivers with Hazmat. $2,000 Bonus. Teams split $.68 for all miles Solo flatbed owner operators needed for West Regional. 1-800-8359 4 7 1 / 1-877-253-2897

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REAL ESTATE 20 ACRE RANCH FORECLOSURES Near booming El Paso, Texas. Was $16,900. Now $12,856. $0 down,Take Over $159/mo payment. Beautiful views, owner financing, FREE map/pictures 1-800-3439444

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630 Motorcycles, Snowmobiles & ATV’s 04 ROAD KING, CUSTOM HARLEY DAVIDSON Original 35k miles, Completely loaded must see to appreciate. $12,000 (509) 826-1788

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.

(2010-190 Jun. 9 & 16) City of Okanogan Council Vacancy Announcement City Council Position 2 and Position 7 for the City of Okanogan are vacant. This is an opportunity for a community minded individual to serve their Community and City. To qualify to serve on the Council, an applicant must have been a registered voter within the City of Okanogan for the past year.

ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from home. *Medical, *Business, *Paralegal, *Accounting, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial aid if qualified. Call 866-483-4429;

ANNOUNCE your festival for only pennies. Four weeks to 1.86 million readers for less than $800. Call this newspaper or 1(206) 634-3838 for more details.

YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to appear within sixty (60) days after the date of the first publication of this Summons, to-wit, within sixty (60) days after the 19th day of May, 2010, and defend the above entitled action in the above entitled Court, and answer the Complaint of the Plaintiff above described, and serve a copy of your answer upon the undersigned attorney for Plaintiff, KARRO, SMITH & DERTING, PLLC, Mary E. (Bess) Derting, at her office below stated; and in case of your failure so to do, judgment will be rendered against you according to the demand of the Complaint, which has been filed with the Clerk of said Court. The object of this action to quiet title against certain personal proper ty in Okanogan County, Washington, towit: 24 x 60 1972 KENWOOD TPO# +348448 Okanogan County Parcel No.: MH98008897

The Council may invite interested candidates to make a short presentation regarding their interests and background to the City Council at the respective meetings of June 15 and July 6, 2010.

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.

Application forms are available at the Clerk’s Office in City Hall at 120 3rd Avenue North, or can be mailed to interested individuals upon request to the Clerk’s Office at 4223600. Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle.

HELP WANTED INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL Exchange Representative: Earn supplemental income placing and supervising high school exchange students. Volunteer host families also needed. Promote world peace! 1-866-GO-AFICE or


HELP WANTED -TRUCK DRIVERS. EXPERIENCED DRIVERS needed now! Home most Weeknds! * Full Benefits * Plenty of Freight & Miles *Drive with the best! Sherman Brothers Trucking. Apply today! 8 0 0 - 4 5 7 - 1 4 5 9

ALL CASH VENDING! Do your earn $800 in a day? Your own local candy route. Includes 25 Ma-

THE STATE OF WASHINGTON TO: CHRISTI A. SALZMAN, as to her separate property, and also all other persons or parties unknown claiming any right, title, estate, lien or interest in the personal property described in the Complaint herein,

Individuals interested in Position 2 must apply by July 1, 2010 to be considered at the regular council meeting July 6, 2010.



Case No.: 10-2-00225-3 SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION

Individuals interested in Position 7 must apply by June 10, 2010 to be considered at the regular council meeting June 15, 2010.


STEEL ARCH BUILDINGS Huge Savings on some of our Summer Clearance Buildings. Selling for Balance Owed Plus Repos. 16x20, 20x24, 25x30 etc. Won’t Last! 1866-339-7449

JERRY JENSEN, a married man as his separate property, Plaintiff, vs. CHRISTI A. SALZMAN, as to her separate property, Defendant.

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1989 Goldwing Trike, California side care conversion, Burgundy. 11 degree front fork rake, $13,000 (509) 422-2669

A copy of the complete text of this ordinance is available at the Omak City Hall, 2 North Ash, Omak, Washington; a copy can be found on the City of Omak’s website, in the May 17, 2010 agenda folder; or a copy will be mailed upon request by calling 509826-1170. Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle.

DATED: May 10th, 2010. KARRO, SMITH & DERTING, PLLC Mary E. (Bess) Derting, WSBA # 37452 Attorney for Plaintiff Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle.

The following is the summary of an ordinance approved by the Omak City Council on the 7th day of June, 2010.

(2010-175 May 26, Jun. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30) IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE

Ordinance No. 1674 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2010

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1’X2’X21/2’, mini storage cabinet. Excellent $10 (509) 826-4234



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2001 NISSAN EXTERRA Excellent condition, low miles, well maintained, new tires. Includes satellite radio, blue tooth wireless system. $7,800 OBO. (509) 826-2062


2-Barrel wicker chairs, matching with tapestry seat. $95 set. (509) 4221460

chines and Candy All for $9,995. 1-888-771-3503

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SUNVISION PRO 28LX Tanning bed. Great working shape. $500 OBO. (509) 429-7504 Omak Table w/4 chairs, great for cabin or covered porch. Round, medium size. $25 (509) 826-7157 after 5pm TV Stand with swivel top. $20 (509) 846-3693 after 5 Two large, vintage Betty Crocker Cookbooks, binder style. Exc. condition. $35 & $55 (509) 826-4730 Very old Queen Bess, complete silverware set in original box. $85 (509) 826-4730 Vintage Easy Chair with wood ball feet. $100 (509) 826-4730 Washer/Dryer $400, freezer, $60, microwave $40. (509) 826-5753 Weider Home Gym, upper & Lower body workout. Like new $200 (509) 4291799 White metal bunkbed, twin on top, futon, full on bottom. New condition. (509) 429-5551 Windows 7 retail upgrade new shrink wrap box. $180. Windows XP $95 (509) 826-1257 or 8267067 WVC college text, American government and Interpersonal Communications for fall quarter. $30 ea. (509) 826-7157 after 5pm

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Legals• B09

LEGAL NOTICES Your Right to Know- Notices printed in newspapers help fulfill the citizens’ Constitutional right of due process of law by putting them on notice of matters which affect them or their property. The Chronicle is a legal newspaper in Okanogan County as designated by the Superior Court of the State of Washington and is the paper of record for the cities of Omak and Okanogan. (Continued from Page B8) OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF OKANOGAN GREG MacKENZIE, individually, and in his representative capacity as personal representative of the Estate of JACQUALINE ORVILLA MacKENZIE, deceased Plaintiffs, v. OMAK CAB, LLC, a Washington limited liability company; and JARROD MARTIN Defendants. The State of Washington to JARROD MARTIN You are hereby summoned to appear within sixty days after the date of the first publication of this summons, to wit, within sixty days after the 26th day of May, 2010, and defend the above entitled action in the above entitled court, and answer the complaint of the Plaintiff, and serve a copy of your answer upon the undersigned attorney for Plaintiff at his office below stated; and in case of your failure so to do, judgement will be rendered against you according to the demand of the complaint, which has been filed with the Clerk of said court. LACY KANE, P.S. SCOTT M. KANE, WSBA# 11592 Attorney for Plaintiffs 455 6th Street NE P.O. Box 7132 East Wenatchee, WA 98802 Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle. (2010-177 Jun. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & Jul. 7) Superior Court of Washington County of Okanogan No. 10-3-00118-8 Summons by Publication (SMPB) 1. The petitioner has started an action in the above court requesting: That your marriage or domestic partnership be dissolved. 2. The petition also requests that the court grant the following relief: Approve a parenting plan or residential schedule for the dependent children. Determine support for the dependent children pursuant to the Washington State child support statutes. Dispose of property and liabilities. Enter a domestic violence protection order. Award the tax exemptions for the dependent children as follows: To Mother. 3. You must respond to this summons by serving a copy of your written response on the person signing this summons and

by filing the original with the clerk of the court. If you do not serve your written response within 60 days after the date of the first publication of this summons (60 days after the 2nd day of August, 2010, the court may enter an order of default against you, and the court may, without further notice to you, enter a decree and approve or provide for other relief requested in this summons. In the case of a dissolution, the court will not enter the final decree until at least 90 days after service and filing. If you serve a notice of appearance on the undersigned person, you are entitled to notice before an order of default or a decree may be entered. 4. Your written response to the summons and petition must be on form: WPF DR 01.0300, Response to Petition (Marriage_. Information about how to get this form may be obtained by contacting the administrative Office of the Courts at (360) 7055328, or from the Internet at the Washington State Courts homepage: forms 5. If you wish to seek the advice of an attorney in this matter, you should do so promptly so that your written response, if any, may be served on time. 6. One method of serving a copy of your response on the petitioner is to send it by certified mail with return receipt requested. This summons is issued pursuant to RCW 4.28.100 and Superior Court Civil Rule 4.1 of the state of Washington. File Original of Your Response with the Clerk of the Court at: Okanogan PO box 112 Okanogan WA 98840 Serve a copy of your Response on: Petitioner Norma A Villanueva PO Box 1343 Okanogan WA 98840 Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle. (2010-182 Jun. 2, 9 & 16) IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF OKANOGAN IN RE THE ESTATE OF: JERRY BERT KING Deceased. IN PROBATE No. 10-4-00040-1 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS RCW 11.40.030 The Personal Representative named below has been appointed as Personal Representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the deceased must, before the

time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the personal representative or the personal representative’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim, with the court. The claim must be presented withing the later of: (1) Thirty days after the personal representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(3); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. The decedent’s social Security is 521-52-5082. Date of First Publication: June 2, 2010 Personal Representative: Scott T. King Mailing address: 4901 NE 47th Ave., Vancouver, WA. 98661 Attorney for Personal Representative: Robert V. Flock, WSBA #3049 Mailing address: P.O. Box 523, Omak, WA 98841 Date of Filing: May 27, 2010 Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle. (2010-183 Jun. 9 & 16) PUBLIC NOTICE The Board of Directors of the Okanogan School District will be conducting a public hearing on the 2010-2011 budgets, at the regular board meeting on June 23, 2010. Any person may appear at the hearing and be heard for or against the budgets. This hearing will be called to order at 7:00 pm in the Middle School, Rm 119. Dr. Richard Johnson Secretary to the Board Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle. (2010-187 Jun. 9 & 16) PATEROS SCHOOL BOARD OF DIRECTORS NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED REGULAR MEETING The regular meeting scheduled for June 28, 2010 of the Pateros School District 122-70J Board of Directors has been rescheduled for Monday, June 21 at 6:00 p.m. in the Pateros School library. The public is invited. The Pateros School District is a barrier

free facility accessible to persons with disabilities. Additional information is available in the superintendent’s office, 923-2751 x 4. Lois A. Davies Clerk of the Board Pateros School District Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle. (2010-194 Jun. 16) 2010 MRSC ROSTERS SMALL PUBLIC WORKS ROSTER, CONSULTING SERVICES ROSTER and ON-CALL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES ROSTER The Municipal Research and Services Center of Washington hereby advertises on behalf of all local government agencies in Washington State, including - but not limited to - cities (Titles 35 RCW and Title 35A RCW), counties (Title 36, RCW), port districts (Title 53, RCW), water and sewer districts (Title 57 RCW), school districts and educational service districts (Title 28A RCW), fire districts (Title 52 RCW), transit agencies (Ch.35.73 RCW) and public utility districts (Title 54 RCW) for their projected needs for small public works $300,000 or under, consulting services and oncall professional services rosters throughout 2010. Interested businesses may apply at any time by visiting the MRSC Rosters website at For questions, call 206-6251300 or email SMALL PUBLIC WORKS ROSTER Service Categories include: Concrete & Masonry; Demolition; Earthwork; Electrical & Communication Construction & Repair; Emergency Generator Maintenance; Facility Construction, Repair & Maintenance; General Contracting; Hazardous Materials; Marine Construction; Plumbing & Mechanical Construction & Repair; Roadway Construction, Repair & Maintenance; Sanitary Sewer Facility Construction & Repair; Site Improvement & Repair; Storm Drainage Facility Construction & Repair; Structures; Vegetation Work; and Water Facility Construction & Repair. Subcategories can be viewed at the MRSC Rosters website. CONSULTING SERVICES ROSTER and ON-CALL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES ROSTER - Service Categories include: Architectural Services (Prof. License Required); Building Department Services; Building, Structure & Roadway Improvement Services; Communication & Media; Consulting Services; Design & Planning; Engineering Services; Envi-

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District, Housing Authority of the City of Bremerton, Housing Authority of The County of Clallam, Island County Fire Protection District #1, Key Peninsula Metropolitan Park District, King County Fire Protection District No. 2, King County Fire Protection District #20, King County Fire Protection District #34, King County Fire Protection District #44, King County Fire Protection District #47, King County Water District #54, King County Water District #90, King County Water District #117, Kitsap Conservation District, Kitsap Regional Library, Kittitas Conservation District, Lake Stevens Fire District, Lake Washington School District #414, Lake Whatcom Water and Sewer District, Lynnwood Public Facilities District, Marysville Fire District, Mercer Island School District #400, Mukilteo Water District, North County Regional Fire Authority, Nor th Mason School District #403, Nor th Whidbey Fire & Rescue, Northshore Fire Department, Northshore Utility District, Olympic View Water and Sewer District, Pierce County Library System, Port of Bremerton, Port of Edmonds, Port of Hoodsport, Port of Illahee, Port of Kalama, Port of Quincy, Port of Port Angeles, Port of Tacoma, Por t Townsend School District #50, Prosser Fire Protection District 3, Ronald Wastewater District, Sedro-Woolley Housing Authority, Shoreline Water District, Silver Lake Water & Sewer District, Siview Metropolitan Park District, Skagit County, Skagit County Transit, SNOCOM, Snohomish County, Snohomish County Fire Protection District #26, Snohomish County Fire Protection District #3, Snohomish County Fire Protection District #4, Snohomish County Fire Protection District #5, Snohomish County Fire Protection District #7, Snohomish School District #201, Sno-

Isle Intercounty Rural Library District, Snoqualmie Pass Utility District, Spokane Conservation District, Spokane County Fire Protection District No. 8, Spokane County Fire Protection District No. 13, Spokane Public Facilities District, Startup Water District, Sunnyside Housing Authority, Thurston County Fire Protection District #17, Town of Beaux Arts Village, Town of Coulee City, Town of Coulee Dam, Town of Creston, Town of Hamilton, Town of Mansfield, Town of Northport, Town of Rosalia, Town of Skykomish, Town of South Prairie, Town of Wilbur, Town of Woodway, Town of Yarrow Point, Tumwater School District, Valley Regional Fire Authority, Vashon Sewer District, Woodinville Water District Some or all of the public agencies listed above may choose to use the MRSC Rosters to select contractors for on-call contracts and/or may require master contracts for certain types of work. In accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.C. 2000d to 2000d-4 and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Department of Transportation, Subtitle A, Office of the Secretary, Part 21, Nondiscrimination in Federally-assisted programs of the Department of Transportation issued pursuant to such Act, these public agencies hereby notify all contractors that they will affirmatively ensure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises as defined at 49 CFR Part 23 will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to any invitations and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, national origin, or sex in consideration for an award. Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle.

the right to accept or reject any or all bids.

(2010-195 Jun. 16 & 23) REQUEST FOR BID NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Public Utility District No. 1 of Okanogan County will receive sealed bids until 2:00 p.m., Thursday, July 8, 2010, at which time all bids will publicly opened and read. Bid is for Janitorial Services. All bids must be sealed and prominently marked “Bid No. 372-10” on the outside of the envelope. The District reserves the right to reject any and all bids. A mandatory group visit, open discussion and answer session, and walk through of pertinent District properties is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., June 30, 2010, beginning at the District’s Administration Building located on 1331 Second Avenue North in Okanogan WA. Bidders must attend to submit proposals. Specifications and bid documents may be obtained by contacting Public Utility No. 1 of Okanogan County, Post Office Box 912, Okanogan, WA 98840. Mark Watson Purchasing Supervisor (509) 422-8484 Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle. (2010-197 Jun. 16) PUBLIC NOTICE The Okanogan School District No. 105 will receive sealed bids at the Superintendent’s Office at 115 Rose Street until 1:30 pm June 23, 2010 for fuel/ diesel. Bids will be reviewed at 2:00 pm that day and approved or rejected by the Board at the regular meeting that evening in Rm 119, Okanogan Middle School. For further information: 509-4223629. The Board reserves

Dr. Richard Johnson Secretary to the Board Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle. (2010-198 Jun. 16) PUBLIC NOTICE Mitigated Determination of Non-Significance Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 332-41-510 The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) issued a Mitigated Determination of Non-Significance (MDNS) under the State Environmental Policy Act Rules (Chapter 197-11 WAC) for the following project: Mud Lake Timber Sale No. 85949, harvest of 188 acres located 18 miles north of Omak in Okanogan County, Washington, Section 1, Township 35 North, Range 25 East, and Section 36, Township 36 Nor th, Range 25 East, W.M. A completed environmental checklist and other information are on file with the agency. The Department of Natural Resources has determined this proposal will not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment. Copies of the MDNS are available from the SEPA Center, P.O. Box 47015, Olympia, Washington 98504-7015, (360) 9021634 or by visiting the DNR website at WWW.DNR.WA.GOV/. The public is invited to comment on this MDNS by submitting written comments to the SEPA Center a t SEPACENTER@WADN R.GOV or P.O. Box 47015, Olympia, Washington 98504-7015 within the fourteen day comment period as indicated on the MDNS. Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle.



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May 20, 1920 – May 19, 1930

George Ladd photos (Left) Omak’s Main Street in 1929. (Below) View of Omak from the Okanogan River Towards Bridge.

TIMELINE 1920 May 26 – Shellrock Pump Bill wins in Senate. June 25 – $42,000 school bond issue carries easily – new high school building larger than any in county now assured. July 9 – Mail route established, Omak to Condon’s Ferry. Aug. 26 – Women allowed to vote. Nov. 4 – Fire destroys the Fink block on Omak’s Main Street. 1921 Jan. 14 – After the Wenatchee District Co-op Association members present information to a packed theatre, some orchardists sign onto the group for apple marketing. Many don’t want another organization to join. Jan. 14 – The “Lady Nicotine” campaign against tobacco usage spreads across the nation. The Chronicle refuses to print the article. March 18 – McLaughlin Dam project is approved by the Okanogan Water Users Association. April 1 – Gas rises to 37 cents per gallon. April 8 – The BilesColeman mill in Wenatchee announces it will begin operations that week, expecting to turn out 1,000,000 boxes per year. April 15 – Joe Louie, or “Big Louie” sentenced to 30 days in jail for attempting to kill Suzanne Leo, whom he claimed was an evil medicine woman who caused the death of his son and threatened his own life. Other Indians attested to her power, but the court said the control of evil spirits was not a proper defense. April 29 – The Ruby mine ceases operations after the death of its president, but expects to resume soon. It resumes June 24. May 6 – The MethowOkanogan Irrigation District divorces into two entities. June 3 – State legislation requires automobile licenses to be enforced after Aug. 1. Licenses cost $1; fines are $5. July 15 – Building permits now required within Omak city limits. Aug. 5 – Tunk Creek Lumber and Box Company destroyed by fire, a big crimp in orchard box supply. Aug. 19 – Publisher F.A. DeVos welcomes a baby girl, Mary Catherine, who caused a delay in the paper’s production. Dec. 2 – National apple exhibit puts high rank for area apples. County-wide apples win 42 of 44 categories and Omak wins 17 of 19 city categories for Jonathan, Winter Banana, Arkansas Black, Spitzenberg, Grimes Golden and Delicious apples. Dec. 16 – The Okanogan Irrigation District looks into the “electrification” of wells. Dec. 16 – The new Omak High School is complete; a party is slated for Dec. 20. Continued on Page 2.

BILES-COLEMAN MILL OPENS Cut 15 Million Feet Lumber, Make 2 Million Boxes; Seventy-Five Men Employed Feb. 24, 1922 The starting Monday of the sawmill of the Biles-Coleman Lumber Company, on the mountain east of town, begins what will be the record season’s timber cut for north central Washington up to this time. The plans of this organization now call for a cut of ten to fifteen million feet for the season and in their efforts to do this, they now have some 4,000,000 feet of logs already piled on the skidways along the three and a half miles of logging railway they have run up Wanicut creek. This lumber is all to be made up into boxes at the Omak box plant of this company this spring and summer and means that more than 2,000,000 boxes are to be manufactured at this place. At the present time, a crew of forty men is being employed at the sawmill and thirty-five more are in the woods getting out logs. Within thirty days, it is planned to have the sawmill running a full twenty-four hour shift and turning out anywhere from 100,000 to 110,000 feet of lumber a day. In fact, it is planned to run the mill past the regular season so there will be a hangover of several million feet of lumber that will be thoroughly seasoned for the box plant to begin on next year. Over a mile and a half of the present logging railway has been constructed during the past forty days over the frozen ground and the present track will need to be moved into new timber by the middle of this summer. At this time, only three trucks of 18,000 feet of logs are being brought in over these tracks each trip but this will soon be doubled and a steam unloader installed at the mill that will unload one truck of logs a minute into the mill pond. A good illustration of the up-to-theminute ability of this organization is well illustrated by the fact that they are able to start sawing in this zero weather and to successfully do so are keeping their mill pond from freezing by the judicious use of steam. A well appointed woods camp and commissary has been erected at the woods end of the railway and a new warehouse and office is now being built at the mill. The Daly Bros. will again be in charge of the lumber hauling contract from the mill to the box plant here at town and are prepared to transport from 60,000 to 70,000 feet of lumber every twenty-four hours. This lumber hauling contract is the vital connecting link

Simmer photo The Heisler Engine and Train Carried Logs Through Cougarville for the Mill.


Simmer photo The New Mill Pond at Cougarville in the Early 1920s. between these large logging and sawmill operations and the large box plant here in town but no one who saw these gentlemen move lumber off the mountain last summer doubt their ability to make good on the enlarged job this summer.

If you wish to view the largest lumber operations that have ever been staged in this neck of the woods, take a run up to the BilesColeman mill any time within the next thirty to sixty days, it will repay you. Continued on Page 6.

County All-Star Team Selected March 19, 1925 The selection of an Okanogan County All-Star team as selected by secret vote of coaches and officials within the county was compiled as follows: Each player receiving a choice for a position on the first team was given two votes and being named on the second team gave him one vote. Those who named a captain for their team chose Gliden of Brewster, although not all of the coaches named a captain. In some cases a man lost a position on the first team by being named for two different places. This was true of Burnham of Oroville.

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The votes are as follows: Gliden — Brewster, 10 F H. Dew — Tonasket, 9 F Christianson — Brewster, 10 Herrin — Tonasket, 8 G Wick — Brewster, (B) 6 Curtis — (0) 5. Burnham (0) 10. McCormack — (B) 7. Holmes — (T) 6. Burnham received 6 votes for center and 4 for forward so in as much as the vote was divided I took the liberty of selecting him as second choice for center.

Omak High School Girls Basketball Team, Champions for 1921-22. Back Row (Left to Right) Ruth Weatherstone, Lucille Weatherstone, Coach Robert Clemons, Florence Miller, Hazel Shumway. Front Katie Meyers, Hazel Elsea, Helen Shumway, Ellen Miller, Julia Biles.

Feb. 8, 1923 Paschal Sherman, always considered a local indian lad because of his attendance at the school at St. Mary’s Mission, has been admitted to the bar of this state for the practice of law. The rise of this young man marks the fulfillment of the life work of Father E. de Rouge, now deceased, and founder of St. Mary’s Mission just east of Omak. It was Father de Rouge’s life ambition and work to educate the Indians of this part of the state in the hope that he could thus better their station in life and make them better citizens. The young generation was his hope, Paschal one of his brightest pupils. The good father felt he would be satisfied if he could live to see one of these Indian lads reach the point in life to which Paschal has now attached himself. He has now attained as he was sure such a one would be fired with ambition to buckle in and assist in the uplift work of his own people. Friends, Indians and whites, have watched this bright young man climb and have been proud that his early training was in this community. They wish him continued success, whether or not he elects to return and become a leader of his people as Father de Rouge had planned.


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INDIAN NEEDS INVESTIGATED Biles, Blackwell and Woody Form Investigating Committee

Franklin A. DeVos, 1913-1926

Frank Emert, owner, publisher 1926 Associate Editors: Henry S. Hurd 1925-1926 Anna Mae Rigby 1926 Elliot Curry 1927-1929

Centennial staff: Publisher: Roger Harnack Section editor: Sheila Corson Managing editor: Dee Camp Advertising: Lynn Hoover Research/design: Julie Bock Katie Montanez Elizabeth Widel Photos courtesy of: Okanogan County Historical Society

TIMELINE 1922 March 9 – Wm R.H. Dodge ship designer and builder of the Atlantic Coast died. March 20 – Proclaimed American Legion Employment Day. March 30 – 200 cars of apples shipped for the season. April 20 – Fire destroys Glenwood Mercantile Co. in Riverside, a pioneer store. June 15 – L.M Klessig sold dairy and milk route to M. E. Stratton. July 6 – Biles Coleman wins baseball series. Aug. 24 – Omak land yields $385 per acre. 1923 Jan. 1 – The Chronicle costs 5 cents per copy, or $2 for a year’s subscription. Feb. 1 – Omak construction requires 10 train carloads of bricks – the most in the county – from the Oroville brick yard. March 1 – Orchardist A.J. Stahmer wins the 1922 Delicious apple prize contest at the Mid-West Horticulture Exposition – a $10 prize. April 5 – The Chronicle runs an advertisement celebrating the first radio transmission to England. May 17 – Steel arrives to expand the railway for Omak Creek valley with Biles-Coleman in charge. May 24 – New Omak bridge proposed, a 400-foot cement bridge, since the current bridges costs $2,000 per year in upkeep. May 31 – Omak Lake hailed as “Little Lake Chelan;” Editor DeVos predicts the lake will one day teem with boats and the shore will shelter many summer homes. Continued on Page 3.

March 1, 1929 An open hearing will be held Monday morning at 9 a.m. at the courthouse at Okanogan when a committee will hear testimony on living conditions among the Indians of the Colville Indian Reservation. The United States Department of the Interior in a letter to Indian agents throughout the United States declares that “There has been much propaganda in certain newspapers and magazines in regard to alleged conditions of the Indian residing on Indian reservations. Some of these charges are to the effect that the affairs of the Indians are not properly supervised, that their property is not protected, that they don not receive proper medical attention, and that the Indians are not making the progress that they should under Government supervision.”

NEEDS OF INDIANS TOLD BY COMMITTEE March 5, 1929 A report of the investigation of Indian life on the Colville reservation and recommendations for the improvement of the condition of the Indians has been completed by the committee.

The committee was composed of C. E. Blackwell and O.H. Woody, Okanogan and J.C. Biles of Omak. Much Testimony The reports of the committee without their recommendations covers 27 typewritten pages, largely composed of questions and answers taken during the hearing last Monday. Only a small part of the testimony was transcribed as it was estimated that the full report would have covered probably 79 page. The committee recommendations are published below. Medical Attention This committee is firmly of the opinion that a hospital for the exclusive treatment of Indian patients should be established on the west side of the Colville Indian reservation, suitably equipped to give adequate service in surgical cases and care of tuberculosis patients. Lack of attention for the government’s wards is causing many of them to die from tuberculosis. In the case of children at least the disease cold often be arrested if it were possible to give proper treatment. Under the existing contract, Indians are given some medical and surgical attention, but the latter may often be denied through inability of the patients

to finance the hospitalization. Proper coverage of the health field can only be given through establishment of suitable hospital facilities. More and more the Indians are mingling with the whites and being admitted to the public schools and the tuberculosis menace among the tribes has become a matter of concern to all people in communities where Indians reside. We recommend that a broader inquiry than it was possible for this committee to make be undertaken to determine whether the Indians are being given the medical and surgical attention to which they are entitled under existing physicians’ contracts. Statements that Indians seek the services of other doctors because the government appointed does not answer their calls or because they feel he is neglectful in their treatment warrants a check-up on the general treatment afforded. Rehabilitation Cattle holdings among the Indians has been greatly depleted by a long period of drought and poor market conditions. We recommend that some means be provided whereby the older Indians may be reestablished in the stock-raising business on a small scale. There is need of more active assistance both on the part of the government and the public in

obtaining employment for the younger Indians. We recommend organization of a self-improvement council by the young Indians assisting members of the tribes in the conduct of their affairs. Payment of Rentals Particular efforts should be put forth to keep lessors and those Indians who have individual agreements for the sale of timber, pasturage, etc., informed regarding the collection of their accounts. In the minds of the Indians there is is much mystery about these affairs and a great deal of suspicion. The Indian

beneficiaries do not understand the situation when their rentals and fees are collected and the situation that arises, not only among the Indians but indirectly among the whites, is not conducive to this department. Conditions Less Favorable On the Colville reservation, Indians were better off 20 years ago than they are today. This statement is based on our own observations as well as testimony by Indians. This condition, however, is in line with the experience of white dry land farmers in the same district and is largely attributable to climatic conditions.

Giant Local Fruit Picked Largest Cot In The World Mammoth Bartlett Pear Aug. 5, 1921 An apricot bearing the above notation has been causing a lot of comment by all who have seen the article in the display window of F.L. Kane’s furniture store. This particular member of the local apricot family came from the Bartin Robinson orchard just north of town and measured nine inches one way and eight and the three-quarters the other. Best of all, it had a numerous flock of brothers and sisters who crowded it closely for Jumbo honors and the quality was A1.

Aug. 30, 1021 The largest Apricot in the world was said to have been grown on the local project and now comes the giant Bartlett pear. This “pumpkin” of pears was taken from the Wm. Hatcher orchard just north of town and only weighed twenty-five and a half ounces and looked like a young pumpkin size. Could the aforementioned apricot, and this pear, have been pickled in one huge glass jar, they would have graced any museum with honor and small chance of being eaten.

Commercial Club Asks For Pool Hall Hours Entire Train Derailed, Demands Midnight Closing According to Law Engineer Duffy Killed Feb. 25, 1921 Thursday morning’s southbound passenger train was completely derailed by a broken rail about two miles north of the Chelan station. This break was caused by falling rocks that had been loosened by the spring thaw on the bluff above the track. The accident proved fatal to Engineer Duffy, of Oroville. When he saw the derailment was unavoidable, the engineer jumped to save himself and was crushed on the rocks. A speeder was secured and the injured man rushed to the Pateros hospital, but life had left the body before medical aid could be reached. W.H. Dickson and a Mrs. Guile and daughter and Mrs. C. O. Scott and children were the only local passengers aboard the train and while the passengers were all badly shaken, the pleasing report comes through theat none of them needed medical attention. The train left the track, most fortunately, on the bank side, so none of the cars were turned over but had it gone off on the river there would have been a terrible loss of life and property.

KILLED BY LIGHTNING July 31, 1928 A few centuries ago one would have said that the evil of the air bore a grudge against William Walter Paxton. For just a month ago, lightning struck a fence not a hundred feet from where Paxton was standing in his field. The lightning traveled along the barbed wire fence and paralyzed a pig nearby. Paxton came to town afterwards and told of the incident. And then while the farmer was cutting grain in his field, four miles from Meyers Falls last Tuesday lightning struck again and killed Paxton. The bolt traveled through his body, through the binder, through the tongue of the machine and laid out the four horses in a row, one on top of the other — all dead. This was the first time in more the 25 years that anyone had been killed in Stevens county by lightning, old residents said.

NESPELEM FIRE CONSUMES BUSINESSES Aug. 7, 1924 Nespelem was visited by a fire early Tuesday morning that consumed the Howard Hotel and the empty store building of Doughrty & Son. Neither of these buildings were occupied and the funrishings had been removed from the hotel building some months ago by the parties who had the place leased. No one knows how the fire started and the practically no fire protection, it is fortunate that more of the business section wsa not caught by the flames. The Howards figure their loss close to $3,000 with no insurance whatever.

SAVES DROWNING LAD March 17, 1922 Little Del Mundinger had a mighty close call from leaving this world Tuesday afternoon and had it not been for the prompt and courageous action of F. R. Hendrick, the lad would undoubtedly have lost his life. In company with several of his little playmates, Del was playing along the river bank above the bridge. Mr. Hendrick was busy at the plant and had heard the lads calling and playing about and was not paying any attention to their shouting until he rather subconsciously noted a tone of fear in their shoutings. Going to the river bank to make sure all was right, the lads shouted to him that one of their number was in the river. Rushing to the bank, Mr. Hendrick caught sight of Del’s little red cap under the ice, where the current had carried his little six year old body. Diving under the ice, the lad was quickly brought to the surface but it was a strenuous twenty minutes work to bring back signs of life in the sturdy little body. Warm blankets, coupled with immediate medical attention and loving home care soon put the lad back in the running, for what is hoped will be a long and useful life.

October 14, 1926 Closing of pool rooms at midnight, according to city ordinance, was demanded by the Omak Commercial Club at its Monday meeting, the resolution further requesting that the city marshal and county sheriff give loafers the choice of going to work or leaving town. The resolution passed unanimously by the Commercial club follows: Whereas, the laws and ordinance of the Town of Omak have not been enforced during the harvest season, and the pool rooms have been permitted to remain open at all hours of the night and have remained open all night. Now, therefore, be it resolved, that it is the sense of the Omak Commercial Club, representing the businessmen of the town, that the pool rooms should be closed at 12 o’clock, midnight, and it is asked that the marshal be instructed to see that this is done. Be if further resolved, that the town marshal and sheriff make every effort to rid the town of idlers, and that such be given the choice of going to work at

standard wages or leaving town. Be it further resolved, that a copy of this resolution be furnished the mayor, every member of the council, city marshal and city attorney. E.W. Champion, President J.S. Courtright, Secretary

Impediment to Harvest The pool room question arose during a discussion of labor shortage for harvest operations, and the fact that pool rooms were remaining open all night contrary to law was declared to be a definite hindrance to harvest work. A.H. McDermott introduced the subject declaring that not only was there a group of loafers playing a crooked game of cards and filching money earned by regular laborers, but also the very fact that workers were spending their nights in a pool room rendered them unfit for work the next day. A second thought which developed in the discussion was the removal of those whose purpose was not the seeking of work. E. E. Caldwell related a conversation he had heard

Monday between a rancher and a pool room loafer, the latter grilling the rancher upon wages, accommodations, size of apples, height of trees and so on. “In other words,” said Mr. Caldwell, “he wanted the job brought in for him to look it over. The job was finally refused and the rancher returned home without help. Another angle of the question was brought out in the assertion that some of those who were hanging around pool rooms were actually ranchers who had better be home resting for harvest work. A. H. McDermott, who has taken an interest in the providing of labor declared that there were possible accommodations for 100 men in the community, invalidating the contention that there is need of pool rooms in lieu of a lodging house. After a heated discussion of the matter, it being evident that opinions was solidly for closing pool rooms according to law, at midnight, the resolution was put by President E. W. Champion and passed without a dissenting vote.

SHOOT GUILTY COUGAR Jan. 8 , 1925 Independent hunter, Wash Vanderpool, of Winthrop, killed the cougar that is believed to have killed the Olema lad early in December. The cat was shot over on Beaver Creek, a few miles northwest of Olema, beyond where the first party of hunters in the field Shuttleworth, Haley and Hildebrand lost the trail. This party of hunters had gone north and were working back toward where Vanderpool shot the animal on Wednesday. The cougar is not such a large cat but is an old female whose teeth and claws show her age and whose tawny body proves she has been unsuccessful in obtaining all the wild food she needed. In phoning in this news, deputy sheriff McCauley stated he felt sure the guilty animal had been killed but the hunters reported signs of other cougars in the same locality so the enlarged campaign by the state hunters will be highly pleasing to everyone.

Omak’s Apple Blossom Float in 1922.




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John C. Biles and Nate Coleman

Disastrous fires hit several times in the various mills and plants of Biles-Coleman. A fire in 1928 took out a plant, which Biles had rebuilt in 92 days. Just before it opened, another John C. Biles and Nate disastrous fire burned down the Coleman started out as loggers, mill. That was also replaced partnering in 1920. quickly with a sprinkler system In 1921, the Omak Fruit installed. Growers mill was having Biles became mayor of financial problems, so Biles and J.C. BILES NATE COLEMAN Omak in 1928-1932. Coleman purchased the mill, When the Depression starting a business that would homes and businesses in the struck, Biles-Coleman stayed in become the largest in the county. county. business, even though Biles had to Having the Indian timber Biles secured a half-billion acrecut everyone’s salary back, including contract, business boomed. As the feet unit of timber in 1924. The his own. Biles died in 1932 and left city grew, Biles-Coleman mills business had gotten too big for the business to his son-in-law, Ross logged and cut wood for new Coleman, so he sold out to Biles. L. McNutt.

1923 (continued) May 31 – The “most scenic ever made” film features area aspects along the Columbia Basin. June 28 – A change in legislative laws two days before the special Omak school elections makes those elections illegal. The vote is redone July 7. July 12 – The road from Omak to Riverside is paved for $52,620. Aug. 2 – Omak Hospital opens, a 28-foot by 70-foot building with a screened sleeping porch and nearly full basement — the first baby born in the hospital July 31. Aug. 10 – Day of national mourning held for former president Warren Harding. Businesses close from noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 6 – Labor Day celebration goes well except for the car race, in which a vehicle took a wrong turn and drove off the bridge with a flat tire. No one was injured. Oct. 4 – Bide-a-Wee Theatre opens with vaudeville acts. Oct. 11 – County and state taxes are lowered for the year. Oct. 25 – Construction begins on Biles-Coleman lumber mill. Nov. 22 – “Golden Rule Sunday” enacted by President Calvin Coolidge, where each family is to serve a meal with the same menu as orphanages in the East the first Sunday after Thanksgiving. Nov. 29 – 1,000 Fords ordered to Japan to help with earthquake recovery. Dec. 27 – Water piped to East Omak.

Princess America II Jessie Jim In 1926, Omak High School student Jessie Jim represented Okanogan Indians at the national Indian Congress pageant in Spokane. She won the title of Princess America, the second girl to do so, and for the next year traveled the nation in this role. Princess Jessie represented all American Indians at the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City and the Sesqui-Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. She met multiple governors, senators and other politicians. In October of 1926, she met Queen Marie of Roumania. She was born in 1906 to Long Jim and Annie, both Chelan Indians, near where Fort Okanogan once stood. She married after the end of her reign and moved to Spokane, where she died in 1969.

Rev. Frederick W. and Kathleen Pugh Born in Salcomb, Devonshire, England, Rev. Frederick W. Walker Pugh pastored the Omak Presbyterian Church from 1922 until his death in 1927. His wife, Kathleen, and he married in Wales in 1902 and immigrated to American for their honeymoon. He pastored several churches, slowly moving farther west until moving to Omak in January 1922. By then they had four children – Eric, Kathleen, Gwendolyn and Roger. Rev. Pugh served as the president and vice president of the county’s Ministerial Association until his death after a paralytic stroke on Feb. 7, 1927. As he was half conscious in his deathbed, he preached his last sermon. Mrs. Pugh lived for 31 more years as a widow in Omak. In 1934, she took over the reins of the Omak library, known for her thick British accent and censorship of books that were inappropriate for children. She was librarian for 22 years.


1924 Jan. 3 – The old Omak bridge is moved to make way for the new. Construction is halted by –26 temperature. The freeze breaks all 12 school radiators. Jan. 10 – J.C. Biles Lumber Co. and BilesColeman Lumber Co. merge with a value of $500,000. Feb. 3 – 28 th President of the United States Woodrow Wilson dies. April 3 – Businesses told to close from 1-3 p.m. April 11 for city clean up day. May 15 – Riverside fire, fatal car accident, café fire in Pateros and Winthrop drowning all hit in one weekend. The Riverside fire sets a record for the city, having had 50 buildings destroyed by fire in 8 years. June 2 – Native Americans allowed to vote under the Indian Citizenship Act of 1924. July 10 – Reclamation Director Dr. Elwood Mead visits the county and throws in his support for the electrification of pumps at Green Lake. July 17 – 3,500 people gather for the opening of the new Omak Bridge (which still stands today). Nov. 20 – The future site of Grand Coulee Dam is surveyed. Dec. 25 – The Bureau Hotel in Okanogan burns. It is later replaced by the Cariboo Inn, which still stands.

Henry Livingston Saw County Before Civil War, Was Prospector Jan. 1, 1929 A man whose life almost spanned the history of civilization in North Central Washington died last Friday at Conconully. He was Henry Livingston, who died at the age of 108, four months and 19 days. He had been taken to Conconully on the previous Sunday when he became ill. He had made his home at Tonasket for over 70 years, being there long before the town was started. Followed Gold Rush As a young man, Mr. Livingston followed the gold rushes of the then new West and it was the first gold rush into the Okanogan County that brought him here. After participating in the California Gold rush, following the forty-niners, he came north with a group of miners on the Cariboo gold rush in 1857. He told of panning $100 a day in gold in British Columbia and in 1858 saw the comet that passed the earth in that year and threw the Indians into panic, thinking that the end of the world was at hand. He came down to the Columbia River at a time when many Chinamen were in this part of the state. He used to tell of finding a $100 nugget in the Columbia that was stolen from him at the place where Okanogan now stands. Came to Ruby Mr. Livingston was one of the first miners to reach Ruby, the first boom town in the county. When the strike took place at Loomis, he went there and was later in the rush to Republic in Ferry county. He visited in Seattle in 1853 when that city had only 10 people. Later at one time he worked in Yesler’s sawmill, Seattle’s first industry. Knew Indians Through his long association with the West he came to know the Indians intimately and in early days had many encounters with them, both friendly and as enemies. As an ambassador from the whites, he once conferred with Chief Tonasket. He related how on one occasion,

he had gone to try to pacify this warlike group of the Indians who had camped at the mouth of Aeneas creek. Arriving at the Indian camp he found them hungry. He had brought a stick of dynamite with him and lighting this he threw it into the Okanogan River, the explosion bringing enough dead fish to the surface to feed the whole tribe. The dynamite had been brought in from Ellensburg. Mr. Livingston was the oldest living man at the time of his death who had penetrated the Okanogan county before the Civil War. He knew Kit Carson, on of the most famous of pioneer personalities. His funeral was held from the community church at Tonasket.

First Annual Car Show in Okanogan, March 1921. Blackwell Building Shown.

SPEEDY PACKER AT WORK Sept. 28, 1922 According to his employer, W. C. B. Randolph, that speedy apple packer, Jack Rogers, is up to his old tricks again. Mr. Randolph states the Rogers turned out 285 packed boxes the other day in a little less than 10 hours.

Lester Rounds photo Okanogan Rodeo Horse Race, 1925.

1920 Health Report Released Jan.. 28, 1921 Every citizen should read this accounting of Miss Althea L. Steiert, of her five months of service. Try to see the meaning of her visits where comfort and advice are needed by patient and family. Consider that each case a possible center of infection is made safe if her directions are followed. Study carefully the facts as to our children. Patients visited, recorded – 180 Tuberculosis – 164 Left county – 16 Died – 8

Non-tuberculosis – 4 Recorded other diseases – 5 Patients on record Jan. ‘21 – 147 Active Tuberculosis – 50 Arrested Tuberculosis – 39 Suspected Tuberculosis – 47 Other diseases – 11 Visits made since July 21, 1920: New cases – 29 Tuberculosis – 25 Other diseases – 4 Tuberculosis visits made – 182 Co-operative visits – 54 Instructive visits – 199 School visits – 35 Total visits – 288

Schools visited since Sept. 1920: Schools visited – 26 Health talks – 51 In the town and 15 country schools the children were weighed and measured and inspected for defects. Children examined – 398 Under weight with defects – 223 Under weight no defects – 41 Normal weight with defects – 69 Defective teeth – 108 Diseased enlarged tonsils – 152 Adenoids – 14 Impaired vision – 4 Enlarged glands, goiter – 32

Lymph glands – Mentally deficient – Tuberculosis suspects Children found normal

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Most of these children have been referred to their physician or dentist and notices sent to parent urging them to have the defects corrected. Many parents do not realize that it is poor economy to send a physically defective child to school and expect intellectual development. Literature on the rules of health have been distributed. Respectfully, Althea L. Steiert R.N.

1925 Feb. 26 – Shell Oil Co. installs the first 20,000 gallon storage tank in the county in Omak. March 5 – A rum runner flees from the sheriff, causing a car chase at “a mile a minute” down Main Street. His accomplice throws rum bottles at the sheriff’s car until the sheriff is able to shoot out the vehicle’s tire and cause it to stop. March 12 – Dozens of livestock are pushed over a cliff by three juveniles, who were arrested and then later cleared of charges. April 9 – Construction begins on St. Mary’s Mission new school and 22-foot by 265-foot swimming pool. May 28 – A $5 reward is offered for the capture and conviction of bootleggers. July 2 – New pump doubles Omak fire protection. Continued on Page 4.

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TIMELINE 1925 (continued) July 30 – City owns Civic League Park. Dec. 17 – The Cariboo Inn opens in Okanogan. 1926 Jan. 7 – Family illness forces publisher DeVos’ family to take an extended vacation. Mrs. Anna Mae Rigby acts as editor while many locals write in area news for a few months. April 1 – The Golf Club completes its first golf course. June 3 – Water pump installed at Shellrock Point for orchard irrigation. July 8 – Three new pumps are recommended to provide a total of 9,000 acre-feet of irrigation. July 8 – Frank S. Emert takes over ownership of The Chronicle. Several editions of the paper are missed. July 15 – Grady Cope, robber, escapes from jail. A $500 reward is offered, plus $50 from the county, state and sheriff’s office for a total of $650. He is found July 27. July 22 – 23,000 acres burn in the Chelan and Okanogan forests with 500-600 firefighters battling the blaze. Aug. 5 – Moses Mt. Fire shuts the Biles-Coleman mill down. The workers start fighting the fire instead. Oct. 7 – Publisher Emert releases a family bulletin announcing the birth of his third child, Phyllis Joy. Oct. 7 – The First Methodist Church ceases its hospital services due to the community’s prosperity and the presence of the hospital. Oct. 14 – The orchard laborer shortage causes businesses to close for a full day so that workers can help harvest and save the crops. Oct. 21 Thieves steal a car from Pateros, then rob a Winthrop bank that night. They were unsuccessful at blowing up the safe, but were able to get $500 from the tills. 1927 Jan. 6 – The first medical flight from the county is made by Major Jack T. Fancher, who saves the life of his nephew, Billy, by taking him from Tonasket to Spokane. April 14 – BilesColeman electrifies its mill. June 16 – The Methow Valley celebrates the arrival of a new power line by Washington Water and Power Co. with a banquet. July 7 – The Hotel de Grubb becomes the Peerless Hotel after a remodel in Oroville. The Peerless is still in operation. Aug. 25 – East Omak airport is declared unsafe due to power lines; a new field is chosen north of town. Sept. 22 – The Omak Masonic Lodge building is complete. It still stands. Dec. 8 – J.C. Biles is elected mayor of Omak. Dec. 15 – The display of the new Model A Ford brings a crowd of 200 people to gather for a celebration dance long into the night. Dec. 15 – Shellrock Point pump plant is washed out by an ice dam. Dec. 22 – Pateros initiates an 8 p.m. curfew for minors.

Nov. 19, 1925 Omak now has a power driven fire truck, fully equipped to carry men, hose, chemicals, and most of the necessary fire fighting equipment that is needed in a town of this size. The city fathers feel they picked up a bargain in the GMC

Omak Hospital Built in 1923 by Dr. Dewey. under cover and protected from either rain or sunshine, hail or snow. The doors of all rooms are of a three foot six size, the beds on castors and everything handy to remove the sick in case of a fire. Down in the basement, which is really less than half basement there is a commodious kitchen excellently appointed even to a large size Lang range, food elevator to the first floor, wash room and four bedrooms for the nurses and assistants. The building is so placed upon its 65x142 lot that there is

ample room for beautiful lawn and flower beds. It is next to the pretty Hubbert lawn and just across the street from the City Park. The operation of this institution will be in charge of Mrs. Della Fox, who is an experienced trained nurse. All licensed doctors in good standing will be privileged and welcomed to care for their patients here. If you have not already done so, call around and inspect this modern building. It is a credit to the community.

A survey preliminary to the adjudication of water rights on Salmon Creek, Okanogan County, has been ordered by R. K. Tiffany, supervisor of hydraulics. The adjudication will involve water rights for the Okanogan irrigation district, a federal reclamation service project, it was said. The foregoing news dispatch from Olympia is the best bit of news this locality has had for many a day as it means the

during extreme low water the head will be increased to 23.5 feet. Curves showing the flow of the Okanogan River at Okanogan and the power available at the McLaughlin Canyon power site with a head of 15 feet are attached covering the period of 1911 to 1920. This record shows the maximum flow is approximately 22,000 second feet and the minimum is 700 second feet. Sufficient water is available to operate the plant at full capacity up to the 20th of August each year.

5,400-Acre Feet Of Water In Reservoirs Jan. 27, 1922 The irrigation prospects for this community for 1922 are absolutely the best since the big drought hit the country several years ago. In fact, this project is safe right now for the season with what water is now in the reservoirs at Conconully and what can be taken from the local wells and lakes were there no snow in the mountains at all, which is far from being the case. Project manager Casteel gave these absolute figures to the Chronicle Wednesday morning: Storage in old reservoir, can be taken out by gravity, 2,400 acre feet; new Salmon Lake reservoir, 3,000 acre feet, can be pumped.

This makes a total of 5,400 acre feet now actually in storage. In fact, Mr. Casteel states that past experience shows that much more than 3,000 feet can be taken from Salmon Lake, but he has kept his figures conservative. These figures take no account of what can be pumped from Duck Lake, the regular supply from the private wells or the extra 3,000 acre feet that is figured can be taken from private wells over and above what is actually needed by the lands upon which the wells are located. Added to this is the fact that recent measurements at the Chas. Conger ranch only 4,000

feet elevation, back in the Conconully water shed, shows 14 inches of solidly rain packed, frozen snow, resting upon water soaked and thoroughly frozen ground. Upon this, six inches of light snow has fallen, not counting what came this week Wednesday, and from all indications here in the valley, the snow this week must have been a big one back in the hills. Reports last fall from all parts of the mountain country in this county told of how the springs and creeks were back to normal flow and that the ground was thoroughly soaked before it froze and before any great amount of snow had fallen.

Feb. 10, 1922 We now have a much needed balcony in the H.S. Gym which will add about 160 to its capacity to hold spectators. And this without the cost of a penny to District No. 19. Some time ago Mr. Wright, manager of the Columbia Valley Lumber Company, volunteered for his company to donate one half the lumber needed for such a balcony. The Alumni headed by Burton Cast and Bernard Middleton sponsored the financing of the other half of the lumber, plus other necessary supplies. They met a ready response from several business men, Mr. Wright of the Columbia Valley heading the subscription list with $10. Mr. Worrall volunteered to

draw the plans and supervise the installation. On Thursday and Friday an enthusiastic group of volunteers worked hard under Mr. Worrall’s direction. Mr. Campbell and Mr. Minnich each donated their expert services for part of the time. Most of the work was done by High School students who plunged into the task ahead with fervor. Two sides were completed for the game Friday night with Okanogan. There were fully 145 spectators on the balcony at this game. Honor and credit to the Columbia Valley Lumber Company, Mr. Worrall, Mr. Cast and Mr. Middleton, the boosters of the project, the business men contributing, and all others who lent a hand. The Omak spirit wins!

OMAK GETS 24-HOUR TELEPHONE SERVICE July 12, 1923 Call the doctor, or send your important messages at night through the Omak telephone office from now on, if you wish. This is a service that has long been desired at Omak and one that should be highly appreciated by the patrons of the office. The office door will be closed and locked at nine p.m., as formerly, but an

operator will be on duty to receive and send all messages at any time of night of day, except Sunday and holidays, when the office will be open only as heretofore. An additional night operator is required, and while the pay offered is not real fat, there should be a good opening for some young person with a liking for this sort of work.

Brewster Bridge Which Opened July 3, 1928. The Bridge Cost $600,000.

Twisted Cords Running through the telephone cord are a number of delicate, flexible wires.

1928 April 12 – The Omak school population doubles in 8 years. Another new building is needed. May 10 – Omak school bonds approved by voters for an eight-room grade school, two-room school building and two new sites for $35,000. May 31 – The Chronicle prints twice per week on Tuesdays and Fridays. June 12 – A strange man known only as “Crowley” wanders around Wauconda and Toroda, forcing housewives he finds alone to feed him. He is finally arrested. Continued on Page 5.

settlement of a problem in our water supply that should have been cared for many years ago. Project manager Casteel and director Petersen took special pains to get in touch with supervisor Tiffany when he was up this way on Whitestone matters recently and they have certainly secured immediate action out of the new administration where old regime paid no attention to their many pleas.

The H.S. Gym

LOCAL BOARD APPEARS TO FAVOR CONSTRUCTION total cost of $733,661. Of this amount, the government has already appropriated $666,000 which is ready and available as soon as the legal entanglements with the Methow-Okanogan project can be straightened out. The plans call for a dam approximately 150 feet long with the power plant at the east end of the dam adjoining the G.N. railway tracks. The report states: “The head is normally 20.5, feet but this will be reduced during periods of flood to 10 feet, or less, and

model that they purchased from the city of Newport. A machine of this character gets very little actual running and this one seems to be in A1 condition and will probably last Omak for several years, before there will be any need to exchange it for larger, snappier equipment.

State To Adjudicate Salmon Creek Water

MCLAUGHLIN DAM APPEARS TO BE FEASIBLE February 18, 1921 The preliminary plans and estimates for the proposed McLaughlin dam and power plant on the Okanogan River about seven miles above Riverside arrived here last week and are considered by the local board of directors, and those who have seen them, as very promising and favorable report. The total cost of the dam, power plant, transmission line, together with the pumping plant at Shell Rock Point and its discharge system is placed at a

“Kinks” are formed when this cord is allowed to become twisted, and some of these wires may be bent or broken. This means a “noisy” telephone line. You cannot hear or be heard as well. In fact, a twisted cord may cause a complete interruption of your service. Keeping the telephone cord straight will give you greater satisfaction in the use of your telephone.

Lobby of the James J. Hill Luxury Hotel Which Opened Jan. 3, 1930.

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City Buys New Fire Truck Painted Red and Everything

Omak Hospital Will Be Opened Next Week June 28, 1923 Omak’s new hospital at the corner of First Avenue south and First Street west, will be opened to the public early next week. Dr. L.S. Dewey, the promoter and financial backer of this most needed and worthy enterprise is to be highly complimented upon the faith he has shown in the community. This may not be the most spacious structure of its kind, but there will be few in its class that are better appointed or equipped for real medical service and the comfort of the patients so well thought of at every point in the new building. From seven to twelve patients can be comfortably cared for on the main ground floor that is light and airy. The operating room is also on this floor as is the convenient sun parlor at the rear that has a floor space of 10x20 feet. Convenience starts at the front door of this institution with a portico extending out over a raised driveway that allows the conveyance bringing sick or injured up the level of the front entrance and at the same time


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CAPTURES BOOZE — SHOOTS A MAN Nov. 22, 1923 Booze, over 170 cases, five autos, six men, five alive and one dead, two stills, three coils, 10 gallons of moonshine and the destruction of 200 gallons of mash represents the work for Monday night done by Sheriff E. J. Wilson, Chief Deputy B. McCauley, deputy Ed Howell, of Riverside, Arthur Beddy, Douglas County deputy sheriff, and special deputy Clair Ward of Okanogan. The prisoners in the case are booked as Jack McCrea, James Wilson, Joe Miller, Bob Hendrickson and O.J. McCullough. The dead man’s name is Sterling, a young fellow who was in the prime of life. There were seven or eight cars in the party and it is presumed that all except the five captured reached the Condon ferry and made a crossing before the sheriff’s posse reached there. Sheriff Wilson is badly grieved over the fact that he was

responsible for the shooting of Sterling and believes the shot that killed him was a chance one, as the man was attempting to make his escape over the rocky breaks out on the reservation, and that his head must have bobbed up just as the shot was fired. An interesting phase of this record arrest is the fact the prisoner O.J. McCullough seems to be some sort of leader in this particular booze outfit as he suggested to Sheriff Wilson that a serious error had been made in picking up this crowd of whiskey runners as he, McCullough, had paid a prominent Okanogan county citizen $500 for a clearance for his booze caravan through the county at this particular time. Our kindly sheriff, in his proverbial quiet manner, informed Mr. McCullough that he had evidently paid his clearance fees over the wrong counter. The heavy hand of the law will some day soon be

very likely to drop upon said purported “prominent citizen.” These fleeing cars of booze were rounded up over on the reservation. Deputy Ed Howell got the first one near the Riverside station and catching the morning southbound train was able to fire at the other seven cars from the train. The caravan was seen from the Omak station as it was stopped and waited for the train to leave the station before proceeding up the Corkscrew grade. Deputy Howell’s shot caused the booze autos to turn north near Riverside and he hoped to reach Okanogan to secure assistance in catching the bunch. He got word through to the sheriff and that gentleman and his posse were able to land on the rear guard before they reached the top of the grade. Three cars were captured here and the fifth one over on the Goose Lake flats. Later Reports – The sheriff’s

Ramsey, Symonds Case Up To Jury Sept. 21, 1928 The case of the state vs. W.A. Ramsey and Edith Symonds went to the jury this afternoon after an all day session. They are charged with lewdness, the state basing its charge on the accusation that they were living in the Savoy hotel in Omak without being married over a period of two months. Both are familiar characters in Omak. Ramsey having worked as a mechanic her and

played ball while Miss Symonds had been living at the Savoy for some time. The two defendants took the stand in their own defense. They maintained that Miss Symonds was working for Ramsey, cooking him two meals a day in his apartment for $1.00 a day. This it was contended accounted for her numerous trips to the apartment testified to by Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Johnson, who operate the hotel. Other witnesses for the state were C. R. Carrothers

and Marshal Jesse Latshaw. The two were arrested on the evening of July 5 by Mr. Latshaw and Deputy Sheriff M. W. Hatcher in Ramsey’s apartment at the Savoy. Defense witnesses were Clarence Hopkins, Luther Robbins, Fred Kenny and Edward Mellinger. H. N. Martin was attorney for the defense. Prosecuting Attorney H. A. Davis and Special Prosecutor Chas. Johnson handled the case for the state.

Lester Rounds photo Sam Friedlander and his family poses with a new automobile during the Okanogan Rodeo in 1925.

force landed another booze car above Riverside Tuesday evening that undoubtedly belonged to the caravan that was taken in the day previous. Donald Stewart and George Whipple were added to Sheriff Wilson’s boarding list. This car’s

cargo had been cached. The man shot on Monday morning has been identified as B. A. Warner, of Spokane. The force in charge of this caravan was found to have eight revolvers and three rifles, all loaded and ready for business.

THE KLAN IS HERE April 3, 1924 It has been known for several months past that there were a few members of the Ku Klux Klan living in the Omak community and from now on you may be assured that a full grown Klan is with us. At least, if not now, it soon will be here. An authorized Klan orator, of Seattle, delivered an eloquent address to a large audience of invited Omakers at the Omak Auditorium last week, the object of this meeting being the enlistment of new members. While the speaker gave few of the inner workings of his order, he did, in most respects give a highly moral and entertaining lecture that was designed to give his audience the impression that the Klan was among the truly better class societies of our nation and that their aims and objects were all of the highest moral, religious and patriotic character. As above stated, this publication feels that a mighty good impression was left with this local audience.

OUR KLAN IMPRESSIONS Ever attend an invited party that you had not been invited to be one of the guests? The editor of this sheet innocently pulled this stunt at the Ku Klux Klan meeting last week Wednesday evening. Presuming upon the ordinary license of newspaper reporters, and not being aware that the particular Klan meeting was a invited party, we butted in, obtained a seat, and heard most of a very interesting lecture by the Klan organizer.

We were not “sold” on the organization by the talk given, nor do we believe we shall ever be included in the ranks of the “hooded” band. One thing about this meeting impressed us mightily and that was the class of citizens who had been “hand picked” as suitable for membership. Take it from us, folks, the best of the Omak citizenship was represented at this meeting and we know not whom they seek in other parts but they sure went after the best we have at every turn. The Chronicle has never feared the Klan, nor has it in any way attempted to defile it. Our attendance at the meeting last week left the impression that no upright citizen need ever have any fear of it, at least so far as the Omak branch is concerned. We do believe, however, that the Klan is treading upon treacherous sands when it antagonizes any religious society, either the heads thereof or the membership at large. To us, it is a proven fact that the upholding of the fundamentals or our government, as constituted, will prevent the domination of any sect, society or creed from gaining control of the reins of temporal government and mixing of church and state. We are a forward-looking and working nation, one that has never backed up to take on the discarded robes of the by-gone dark ages, and we cannot believe that future generations will ever do so. We know they will not, provided we of this generation give them the broad viewpoint of human freedom we all love so much.

LARRABEE ASKING AN INVESTIGATION Accused Commissioner to Have Commercial Clubs’ Committee Act

Jan. 6, 1927 An investigating committee composed of a representative from each of the Commercial Clubs of the Second district has been asked by John Larrabee, Okanogan County commissioner who is accused of irregularities in office, the charges having been filed by William O’Connor, prosecuting attorney of the county. Mr. Larrabee’s letter follows: To the Commercial Club of Pateros, Washington, Gentlemen: Recently the prosecuting attorney of this county made certain charges of misconduct against, and caused the arrest of the county commissioner from your district; also he or his friends, or both, have caused to be circulated various statements and accusations intended to destroy your confidence in your commissioner and to bring him into disrepute throughout the county. Therefore I am requesting that since I am the said accused commissioner I must strongly urge that your president call a meeting at an early date and that the club select at that meeting one citizen to serve as a member of an investigating committee. I am requesting that the committee proceed immediately to investigate the official acts and expenditures of your commissioner during the two years I have held that office; to make the investigation thorough; to report their findings; and if the use of the office for personal benefit at the expense of the county be found to have taken place, then the report must so show. In due fairness to all parties, including the public, I request that the committee be instructed also to investigate the conduct of the office of prosecuting attorney of the county during the same two years. This investigation may help

the committee determine motives and other matters involved in my arrest. If wrong-doing be found to have occurred in this office let it not only be reported but also laid before the proper authorities as the basis for prosecution.

conduct in the prosecuting attorney’s office there is a new prosecuting attorney in that position and I have no doubt but that he will perform the duties required of him and will be without fear or favor.

O’CONNOR DEMAND LARRABEE BOARD SUBMITS REPORT IS LARRABEE QUIT Jan. 13, 1927 William O’Connor, former prosecuting attorney of Okanogan county and who recently filed charges of irregularities against John Larrabee of Pateros, county commissioner of the second district, submits for publication the following letter upon the Larrabee case, written by himself to L.D. Brown of the state department of municipal accounting:

Feb. 17, 1927 The report of the investigation committee by the Commercial Club follows: The net results of the committee’s investigation into Mr. Larrabee’s conduct of the office of county commissioner and road supervisor of the Second District have been that we find that he has economically, conscientiously and honestly administered the affairs of that office.

Dear Sir: I have been giving the matter of the claim due Okanogan County upon the Murray contract considerable thought. I have gone over the matter at some length in checking the same and I am forced to the conclusion that it will take approximately $2,500 to make Okanogan County whole in this matter. There is approximately $250 for gas and oil. There is the further sum of approximately $1,250 for labor. The county also has a claim for use and damage to nine fresnoes, seven plows, one grader and two Ford trucks which were practically new. These trucks cost the county in the neighborhood of $1,140 and have depreciated fully 50 percent by use in the construction of this grade and $600 would not make the county whole upon these trucks. If Mr. Larrabee or his friends have any charges to prefer against me by reason of my

“NOT GUILTY” SAYS JURY ON LARRABEE CHARGES May 19, 1927 “Not guilty” was the verdict of the jury last Saturday on charges of malfeisance in office brought against John Larrabee, county commissioner, by William O’Connor, former prosecuting attorney of Okanogan County, who conducted the case against Mr. Larrabee. The charges against Mr. Larrabee concerned details of management of construction of a highway on the west side of the Methow River between Twisp and Carlton. Nineteen of the charges brought by Mr. O’Connor went to the jury. The counts against Mr. Larrabee charging an interest in the contract under which the highway was constructed were dismissed by the court who ruled that every citizen of the

county is interested in the contract and that it must be shown that the defendant was beneficially interested. The counts upon the use of county property were thrown

out as it was not shown that Mr. Larrabee received profit. The jury took the case at 1:15 Saturday afternoon and at 3:30 returned a verdict of “not guilty.”

Our Police Court June 28, 1923 Checking up the docket of the Omak police court shows the following cases: E. Shurmack, speeding, $5 Mrs. J.N. Staton, traffic, $2.50 Frank Shaw, drunk, $10 Walter Garrett, drunk, $12 S.C. Garrett, drunk, $12 Wm. Buchanan, drunk, $12 P. Marchant, drunk, $15 P. Marchant, drunk, $15

Chas. Belknat, drunk, $12 R. Kooster, drunk, $12.50 John McLean, drunk, $9 P. Marchant, drunk, $12 James Carrell, drunk, $12 Tom Perre, drunk, $12 John Doe, drunk, bond forfeited for $15 E. Peasley, speeding, $5 M. Barlett, drunk, $12 M. McCauley, drunk, $10.70 J. Anderson, drunk, $12 Chas. Dutcher, drunk, $25

HORSE KILLING BEE March 5, 1925 Several weeks ago, wild rumors came floating down the valley of how prominent stockmen of Tonasket had been killing the range horses and selling their bodies to Borst & Bull, at Ellisford, for hog feed. The thing that brought these stories to light was the finding of the bodies of several ranch horses belonging to up-river ranchers. Investigation of these yarns by the officers disclosed a condition that could not be couped with in a hurried manner. Before these Tonasket stories were cold, came the terrible tale of the mose cruel slaughter of a great number of horses in a deep canyon at the lower end of the Tunk Valley. Here again, had the flower of the work stock of nearly every rancher in the valley been slain, this time by

most of them forced to leap off a high cliff to have their bodies torn mangled on the trees and rocks hundreds of feet below. Upwards of eighty head are reported to be numbered in the killing. Tunk Creek ranchers have organized and raised a fund of $500 to aid in convicting the men they believe guilty of this outrage. No official stone shoule be left unturned to assist these ranchers and not one cent of their fund should be used to prosecute their case. This is a crime against the whole state. Men who would take part in, or countenance such acts, even against dumb brutes, are a terrible menace in any civilized district and should be given the lawful limit of punishment. Note: The grand jury declined to prosecute the accused parties.

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TIMELINE 1928 (continued) June 15 – The Swanson Mill fire in Ellisford causes $10,000 damage. July 3 – Brewster dedicates its new bridge over the Columbia with a parade, steamer excursion to Fort Okanogan and more. The bridge cost $600,000. July 27 – A Brewster grass fire threatens homes on Paradise Hill. Farms are burned, people evacuated and “all able-bodied men” are called out to battle the 20,000-acre blaze. Sept. 11 – The Commercial Club votes to do daylight savings to give growers an extra hour of daylight. Sept. 18 – J.C. Penney’s opens in Omak. The building still stands. Sept. 25 – The Brewster bridge keeper shoots and accidentally kills “Whitey” Norlund when he tries to run the bridge without paying the toll. Bridge keeper J.O. Beason is later freed when the death is ruled accidental. Oct. 12 – Quick thinking by volunteer firefighters saves Pateros from a fastmoving fire. Nov. 6 – President Herbert Hoover wins by a landslide victory. Nov. 23 – Fred J. Fine, Oroville Gazette pioneer, dies. 1929 Feb. 1 – Wauconda records –32 degrees. Feb. 5 – 3,000 rose plants ordered for countywide beautifying of gardens. Feb. 12 – Another BilesColeman plant is destroyed by fire at $300,000 damage. This second fire becomes the biggest in area history. Feb. 12 – A bad week for large buildings, Pateros’ Skookum warehouse burns, causing $25,000 damage. March 1 – The Red Apple Theatre in Omak shows the first talking picture in the county, “Beggars of Life.” March 29 – Gov. Hartley approves the OmakOkanogan paving project for $170,000, the Pateros Bridge at $77,000 and the Methow Valley Highway at $182,600. May 3 – An air show at the Okanogan Airport draws thousands and hundreds take their first flight. Aug. 2 – The cornerstone of the county fair building placed in Oroville. A celebration is held for the first Okanogan Valley International Fair (Canadian entries were welcome). Sept. 17 – Okanogan County gets first place in apples at the state fair. Nov. 1 – Tonasket train strikes a truck and kills driver Clarence F. Bandtman of Okanogan, a 45-year-old husband and father of three. Nov. 1 – 21-year-old boxer Don Taylor’s heart fails during a boxing match he was winning. Nov. 5 – The highway between Omak and Okanogan opens through Shellrock Point. 1930 Jan. 3 – The James J. Hill luxury hotel opens with a gourmet dinner; 600 attend. It’s Spanish design cost $150,000. Jan. 17 – A fire damages the Kane Store and destroys the Omak Trading Company building. Jan. 17 – The tenth anniversary of Prohibition is celebrated by a dinner at the Omak Presbyterian Church. Jan. 24 – 16-year District Court Judge C.H. Neal, 70, dies of a stroke. Feb. 18 – East Omak annexation approved. Feb. 18 – Oroville gets talking pictures. April 1 – Two Canadian youths arrested for theft, escape, and more theft. They escape again by prying the bars of the jail apart. April 11 – The federal government allocated $2 million to the state for roads, $3,582 goes to Okanogan County. May 2 – Okanogan turns on its first street lights. May 16 – 250 acres on the reservation are put up for sale to be used as farms.



• MAY 20, 1920-MAY 19, 1930



BILES-COLEMAN MERGE Large Lumber Interests Merge, Now Capitalized at $500,000 (Continued From Page 1) Jan.. 10, 1924 Final papers in the deal to merge the J.C. Biles Lumber Company and the Biles-Coleman Lumber Company, under the name of the latter, were filed in Olympia and accepted by state officials on December 27, 1923. This means that the new company organized to take over the purchase of 500,000,000 feet of timber on Omak creek, east of Omak, goes out of existence and in its place will remain the Biles-Coleman Lumber Company with its capital stock increased $500,000. President J.C. Biles states that the old company had built up a most enviable reputation among the mill interests of the state of Washington, had its line of bank credits and business associations all formed and a list of mid-west and eastern customers that it would be expensive to convince that they were not dealing with a new and untried firm in place of the old reliable one they had come to know and trust. Also, the Coleman family, especially the boys, retain strong interests both in the stock of the company and as the active heads of important departments of its activities. When it comes to sawmill operations, the Biles-Coleman company feels it has an organization second to none. Their mill up on Omak mountain east of town had an operating period last year of a total of 2,598 hours with only 37 hours of lost time. The new sawmill to be erected in town this spring must have a capacity of at least 25,000,000 feet annually and will undoubtedly be so built that two shifts of men will be kept busy through the season. The local box shook plant has a capacity of turning out 2,500,000 shooks in a season and the shop lumber and door and window sash departments are being lined up for equally large production.

PLANTS KEEP OPEN HOUSE, BIG DANCE PLANNED Dec. 11, 1924 Five months from the time of the beginning of actual construction, the new Omak sawmill of the BilesColeman Lumber Company is sending out its regular daily cut of lumber and will soon be limbered up to full

capacity. Both the company and the community is going to celebrate this industrial event next week Tuesday, December 16. The sawmill and manufacturing plant will hold an open house all that day for visitors from parts of North Central Washington and in the evening the employees of the company, and the public, will be the guest of the Biles-Coleman management at a dance and special program at the Omak Auditorium. After many miles of travel and the inspection of many modern sawmills, Messrs J.C. Biles and the Coleman boys have selected a mill that was designed for speed efficiency and quality work. They have purchased the very latest designs of proven mill machinery for every part of the plant. Starting with the power plant, they installed a high-powered Corliss engine and Sterling water tube boilers. These boilers have a rated horsepower of 1,000 and can be made to produce 1,100 hp. in a forced pinch. Over sixty men are now employed at Camp 1 of the company getting out logs at the beginning of the timber belt a few miles east of the Mission and it is keeping this crew mighty busy to supply sufficient material for the mill. With a daily capacity of 120,000 feet, it will be seen that a large crew in the woods is a necessity and that the logging railway up Omak Creek will run many trains every day. Over 90 percent of the lumber being milled by the Biles-Coleman Lumber Company is a fine grade of western white pine, the balance being fir and larch. From this lumber, the Company manufactures box shooks (many kinds and sizes), cut sash and door stock, and window, door and cellar frames.

MILL, KILNS FIRE MOST SPECTACULAR EVER Jan. 11, 1929 The fire that destroyed the Biles-Coleman Lumber Company sawmill and kilns on Sunday afternoon, September 23, was one of the most spectacular and costly ever seen in North Central Washington, and it was seen at close range by some 2,000 people. The loss was estimated by company officials at $250,000. It included the

sawmill, 12 dry kilns, and between 300,000 and 1,000,000 feet of lumber. Just how the fire started is not known. A number of men were at the mill doing repair work and it was they who first discovered it. Spread Rapidly The fire spread so rapidly that the men had little opportunity to quell it. They were driven away from inside hydrants to which they had attached a line of hose and were unable to turn off the water. This materially lessened the pressure on other hydrants. Had water pressure been available, it is thought that the kilns might have been saved. The great cloud of smoke that arose from the fire attracted people for miles around. As it was Sunday afternoon, many people were out driving, and they came by hundreds to get a close up of the big blaze. Company Busy J.C. Biles, President of the company, was in New York at the time of the fire. Other officials immediately got busy, however, on the work of preparing to re-build. The ashes were still warm when a clearing crew was on the job. The only part of the mill saved was the boilers, which withstood the heat. The smokestacks withstood the heat for some time, but finally fell. The loss was covered by insurance.

FIRST LOG CUT IN NEW MILL Jan. 11, 1929 Ninety-two working days after the fire, the Biles-Coleman sawmill cuts its first log. The new mill is much like the old in some respects, and in fact stands on the exact same site as the old one, yet a transformation has been wrought in these last ninetytwo days that is hard to believe. The old mill was in reality a comparatively new mill, having been in operation only seven years but the rapid mechanical progress is stamped in almost every phase of the new mill work.

Barney McNett photo Nate Coleman Sitting on Tank, with Carl Coleman, Engineer, Ben Holcomb Fireman, Other Unknown.

The Biles-Coleman Lumber Truck is Stacked Full.

Barney McNett photo

Burt Cast photo

The Biles-Coleman Logging Railroad is Loaded And Ready to Go.

Biles Coleman New Omak Mill and Pond on Omak Creek, 1922


Chronicle Ads (Above) A Prophetic Ad Paints a Picture Of Omak’s Future From June 1924. (Right) Montana Bill’s Wild West Show Advertised in June 1921.

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In 1922, George Graves and Earl Hamilton decided to go to trade school in Chicago to become a machinist (George) and an electrician (Earl). To pay for their schooling, they worked nights in a bakery. Earl came back to Okanogan in 1924, married Laura Graves (George’s sister) and they moved to California where Earl worked for Pacific Power and Gas (PPG). Meanwhile, back in Chicago, George asked Odessa Brown to come back east and they also were married in 1924. George and Odessa returned to Okanogan in 1926 and George worked for Wagner Lumber Mill, on Loup Loup Creek, as a millwright until the mill burned down in August 1931. Pictured left to right: George Graves and Earl Hamilton

Jan. 3, 1924 The problem of foresty is becoming very acute, according to the annual report of the foresty service of the United States Department of Agriculture. The report shows that the annual drain on the country’s forests amounts to 25,000,000,000 cubic feet, while the growth replaces annually 6,000,000,000 cubic feet. Obviously there is necessity for systematic reforestation if the country is not to undergo a famine in timber within a comparative short time.

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