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Hirst-Pavek wins venue change Judge rules murder trial will move to Douglas County By Al Camp and Roger Harnack The Chronicle OKANOGAN – The final defendant accused in last year’s slaying of a pregnant Tonasket woman will face a Nov. 1 jury trial in a different county. Lacey Hirst-Pavek, 35, of Crumbacher, will be tried in

Waterville in Douglas County Superior Court following a judge’s written decision released Friday. Hirst-Pavek, who is out on $250,000 bail, is charged with aggravated first-degree murder and first-degree manslaughter of an unborn child. “We disagree that she couldn’t get a fair trial,” Chief Criminal Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Jennifer Richardson said Tuesday. “They were able to pick a fair jury in the last trial despite the publicity.”



According to court records, Hirst-Pavek masterminded the murder of 25-year-old Michelle Kitterman, who was beaten, stabbed with an ice pick 39


times and left to die on remote Stalder Road west of Crumbacher. Hirst-Pavek allegedly wanted Kitterman roughed up

County kept cities’ money For 50 years, state has sent cities’ money to county By Sheila Corson The Chronicle and Cheryl Schweizer Chronicle correspondent OKANOGAN — For nearly 50 years, an accounting oversight has left money in the hands of Okanogan County and all cities in the county that Pateros and Brewster officials say rightfully belongs to Lampe them. The lack of a line item at the state

By Sheila Corson The Chronicle OMAK – Break out the citronella and bug spray, and get ready to swat a bit longer. Despite initial plans to spray for mosquitoes last weekend, the cities of Omak and Okanogan had to delay spraying until the Okanogan River recedes to achieve an optimum kill. Omak approved $18,000 toward the one-time spray last week; Okanogan will pay $7,800. If the cities sprayed now, they would have to spray again and incur further costs, Omak City Administrator Ralph Malone said.


trial in Okanogan County due to the local publicity of the murder. Previous requests for a change of venue were denied by the court. This time, however, the judge cited the trials of HirstPavek’s alleged accomplices – “Tonasket” Tansy F. Mathis, 30; David E. Richards, 34; and Brent “Hollywood” L. Phillips, 39, all of Spokane – for generating too much publicity to receive a fair trial.



Department of Revenue may mean Okanogan County will have to pay the cities of Brewster and Pateros for dam mitigation money from the Douglas County Public Utility District. The money Webster was paid in lieu of property taxes on land owned by the PUD around the pool created by Wells Dam, said Pateros Mayor Gail Howe. The PUD has been paying privilege taxes since the dam was built in the early 1960s, but nobody except the PUD and the Department of Revenue knew the money was being paid.

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Get ready to swat a little bit longer Cities postpone spraying for the little bloodsuckers


enough to cause a miscarriage, court records said. Her baby was to be the child of HirstPavek’s husband, Danny Pavek. Kitterman Visiting Douglas County Superior Court Judge John Hotchkiss in a written statement released Friday said Hirst-Pavek could not get a fair

Many locals are itching to see the mosquitoes killed. On The Chronicle Facebook page, one of the most popular discussions was the mosquito situation. Kellie Fry asked when Omak would be spraying, and many others chimed in, asking the same question. Some said the mosquitoes are “horrible” this year. Tasha Yaksic said she doesn’t let her children play outside. Cedar Young said the mosquitoes are just as bad in Oroville. When Omak Public Works Director Jim Miller announced that residents would have to wait for the river, more locals put in their two cents. Laverne Bussler called the city and reported she was told the spray probably would be in two weeks.

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Baruch Roder, a presenter at the 10th annual Fairy and Human Relations Congress near Carlton last weekend, and volunteer assistant Jenny Easley get participants in the mood to “deepen the connection to self, others and the One.” That was one of a number of workshops and events for about 250 people who came from throughout the Pacific Northwest and as far away as New York, Virginia and Australia.The gathering is designed to “promote awareness to a connection of that which is seen and unseen” and promote unity with nature, participant Sage Premoe said. More is on Page A12.

Two prepare for Honor Flight Warld War II veterans journey to nation’s capital By Roger Harnack The Chronicle OMAK – For two local men, the memories of their World War II service in the South Pacific remain vivid. Al Wallace, 88, was a nose gunner in a U.S. Army Air Corps B-24 Liberator during the war, rising to the rank of corporal before its end. Garland Strong, 84, a communication specialist with

the H&S Company 2nd Marine Division, was wounded by shrapnel in the battle for Saipan in June 1944. For their service, they have been selected to accompany other World War II veterans from Strong North Central Washington on an Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. There, the men will spend a day remembering friends killed

in the war. They will also take time to pay homage to others killed or missing in wars in Korea and Vietnam. As part of the Honor Flight program, the men will be escorted to the World Wallace War II memorial, the monument for Iwo Jima, the Vietnam and Korean war memorials, and to the Navy, Marine and Air Force

museums. Wallace leaves July 8; Strong on Aug. 8. Both men said they are looking forward to the excursion. “I’ve never been there,” said Wallace, a lifelong area resident born in the Pine Creek area where his father homesteaded. “We’re going to have a lot to see.” Strong agreed. “It’s going to be a great experience. We’re thankful to the organization that puts this on,” he said. Wallace and Strong see the

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Summer children’s story begins this week Eight ‘Elkhorn’ chapters to appear in The Chronicle The Chronicle OMAK – “Elkhorn,” a serialized summer reading story for children and teenagers, begins this week in The Chronicle. This is the second year the newspaper has joined with local businesses – the primary business sponsor is Sunrise Chevrolet – and the North Central Regional Library System to publish a book designed to keep children

reading for eight weeks during the summer. “We have a special treat this year: Our story was written by a Canadian artist and new author, ‘Enticia,’” Publisher Roger Harnack said. “Young readers and adults alike may recognize names and places in the book.” The story is loosely based on people and places in both our own Okanogan and southern British Columbia’s Okanagan, where Enticia lives. The book follows a group of young teenagers as they explore the rivers, hills and other areas of the Okanogan. Along the way, they find friendship and kinship. “It reminded me a lot of

“ What kid doesn’t love an adventure? Enticia

” ‘Stand By Me’ and ‘The Little Rascals,’ ” Harnack said. That’s exactly what the author said she was hoping to achieve. “What kid doesn’t love an


adventure?” she said, noting her story includes the names and backgrounds of people she has met and places she has visited in the region. “And what adult doesn’t wish they were

still a kid having an adventure?” The book casts children more as people than many books do, she said. “People spend too much time complaining about kids, rather than putting time into making them into solid characters,” she said. “We should honor them as people, but teach them as children.” She said her book does just that, and at the same time provides inspiration to adventurous youth. The first chapter of “Elkhorn” publishes this week on Page B4. One chapter will publish consecutively during each of the next seven weeks.

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This edition of The Chronicle also includes a blank book – young readers and adults can cut out each chapter and paste it into the book. At the end of the summer, readers will have the entire book to keep. Though written for upper elementary and middle school readers, younger children and high schoolers will also enjoy the story. “We’re hoping parents of younger children take the time to read the story to them,” Harnack said. There’s more to the summer reading program.

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Book provides a searing read In some regards, reading Timothy Egan’s “The Big Burn” can be a searing experience – at least psychologically. In it you experience a forest fire, the largest one this nation ever had, and Egan leaves no fact unturned in detailing all the things that happened. Among all the others were railroad trestles built of wood. Egan builds his story carefully, going into the backgrounds of two of the principal characters in the situation – Theodore Roosevelt and Gifford Pinchot – and detailing their backgrounds and experiences to help point up and explain their actions. Among many other things, they fought for the Forest Service. They also worked assiduously for the enlightenment of the American electorate as to the concept of the public forests belonging to the public and not just to an aggressive few. They were not active in the fire itself. Key in the matter, however, was the escape trains, loaded to the roofs with refugees from towns about to be engulfed by flame, which had to cross the wooden trestles of the day with their loads of people fleeing for their lives. If those trestles caught fire, the people would be lost. At one point one of two hospitals at Wallace, Idaho, was isolated because a small trestle burned. The stories of the railroad wars in the West carry some unbelievable stories of what the railroad barons, Harriman, Hill and others, did to each others’ crews, to and including shooting people. But fire and wooden trestles is definite. Some trains were trapped

EXPLORING THE OKANOGAN Elizabeth Widel and didn’t get out, and at least some of these backed into old mining shafts to escape being burned alive. That was 1910, a year noted for disasters. The Big Burn occurred in August in Washington, Idaho and Montana, altogether an area larger than the state of Connecticut. In March, at Wellington, Wash., another of the elements, snow building to avalanche proportions, was the prime mover. When tragedy struck there, part of it lay in the fact that all the railroad cars were built of wood, which shattered and splintered when an avalanche swept a standing train off its tracks and into a ravine below. The death toll at Wellington was around 100, that in the fire area somewhat higher. After that, builders began using steel for the railway rolling stock, and major bridges these days are no longer made of wood. This came to mind one day when we were driving a little west of Spokane, still in the metropolitan complex, when we went down a road and under this bridge. I am assuming that it is a railroad line since it is no wider than it is. There is a marvelous weaving of railroad tracks soaring up overhead as the driver swoops down the hill

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Trains no longer travel on wooden bridges that can burn. from the west, leading into Spokane’s city center. They run in several directions in interesting curves. But they are no longer made of wood. This one appears to be of concrete, and one would suppose reinforced concrete, and therefore sturdy and durable (although, as Omak has learned, concrete does not last forever, either). Engineering designs now are subject to inspection, and sometimes you will find a plaque on a bridge indicating

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that it took a prize for design. Well, why not? In addition to meeting standards of safety, it might as well be beautiful. I don’t expect ever to ride on this bridge, but I have been under it, and from this angle I

find it impressive, sturdy – and beautiful.

Elizabeth Widel is a columnist and copy editor for The Chronicle. This is the 2,685th column in a series. She may be reached at 509-826–1110 or

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Fire damages Riverside family’s home Friend sets up account to help family recover By Sheila Corson The Chronicle RIVERSIDE — The Lopez family is calling it a “miracle” that their mobile home isn’t in ashes, but the repairs will still be high without insurance. Vivian Lopez, 45, said she was up late June 22 watching a new favorite television show while everyone else was in bed. After midnight, she went into the bathroom to get ready for bed when she noticed the floor was hot and smoke was crawling across the ceiling. She immediately woke the rest of her family. Her husband, Ezequiel, 43, acted immediately, running outside without shoes to start battling the fire. Their oldest son, Levi, 19, joined his father and the two started tearing the sheet metal and insulation out from underneath the house where they could see the fire. Flames started licking the side of the house. Vivian said she thought that was the end. She ran to a neighbor’s house to call 911 because the phone line had been melted.

Their two younger sons, Lesle, 10, and Christian, 6, kept at a safe distance, keeping their mother updated on the progress. Before long, Vivian said she was talking with the fire department when Lesle told her the fire was out. Ezequiel and Levi had borrowed a neighbor’s hose and were dousing the house with water. When firefighters arrived, they expected to see a pile of rubble or a fully engulfed house. Instead, they just had to put out hot spots. Vivian said they told her they have never seen a trailer survive an electrical fire like that. “My husband and my son saved it from being ashes,” Vivian said. The North Cascades chapter of the American Red Cross put the family up in the Rodeway Inn, Omak, for a few nights while the damage was assessed. As the family and friends pulled away the burned insulation and siding from underneath the trailer, an electrician was on hand to tell them if the house would be salvageable. The prognosis looks good so far. Vivian said the family has lived in the home for seven years, trying to save up enough

money to buy a house. She knew of the danger of fire in a trailer, so the family had talked about what they would do if a fire ever did come. And everyone worked according to the plan. “It was a disaster, but a wellorganized disaster,” she said. Vivian said she is grateful she was awake, that it wasn’t winter, that her husband wasn’t out late harvesting cherries, that the children weren’t in school and all the other things that could have made the situation worse or at least harder. If she hadn’t been awake, they might never have gotten out in time, Vivian said. New batteries for the smoke alarm were on the list of things to buy, but hadn’t been yet. Batteries will be the first things she buys when they are able to move back into the home, she said. The only injury during the fire came when Ezequiel cut his fingers on some sheet metal as he tore it away from the house. Amazingly, Vivian said, Levi didn’t have an asthma attack during the fire, even though he breathed in a lot of smoke while fighting it. The next day, Christian broke a rib on a trampoline and the family spent four hours in the emergency room.

Judge seeks re-election By Dee Camp The Chronicle OMAK — Laurel Siddoway, a judge on the state Court of Appeals, visited town last week on a campaign swing. She faces a challenge from fellow Spokane resident Harvey Dunham for the non-partisan position representing Okanogan, Lincoln, Ferry, Stevens, Pend Oreille and Spokane counties. Siddoway said she has been a lawyer since 1979. She said she has bipartisan support and received several “extremely well qualified”

ratings from various criminal justice boards. The court hears appeals of civil and felony criminal cases, and is the only appellate court to which litigants have Siddoway a guaranteed appeal, she said. Judicial rules of conduct prohibit her from commenting on pending cases or giving her

REPUBLIC – Jack Hamilton is seeking the Ferry County commissioner District 2 position as an independent. Hamilton, 51, owns Hamilton’s Shoot-n-Irons, 652 S. Clark Ave., and is head wrestling coach at Republic High School. He was a co-founder of Washington Little Guys Wrestling in 1981, and serves as a Washington Little Guys Wrestling coach. He is also a trustee/secretary for the

Republic Eagles Lodge and a member of the Park and Recreation Commission. A 1977 graduate of Republic High, Hamilton holds a master’s degree in education, teaches high school traffic safety and does substitute teaching. He is a former Republic School Board member and a past president of the Republic Gun Club. Hamilton has called Republic home sine 1968. He said he worked in the mining industry until a work-related injury forced him to find another career.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A delay in paying federal payments in lieu of taxes isn’t expected to cause cash flow problems for Okanogan County. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-5th District, and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., have signed onto a bipartisan letter to Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar urging the Obama administration to abandon its plans to delay sending $381 million of PILT money until July. “This delay is both unexpected and unacceptable,” McMorris Rodgers said.

“Because most county budgets rely on PILT funds to operate, they cannot wait until July 15 for payment by the federal government without serious financial implications.” She said she and others in Congress are working to address the situation. Okanogan County Treasurer Leah McCormack said the county expects $1,726,444 this year. “I don’t believe this will have a huge impact by not getting it until July because the April a payments will carry us through,” she said. Delays beyond July could cause problems, she said.

Men ponder expansions The Chronicle OROVILLE – Two entrepreneurs are exploring the possibility of starting new businesses in town. Tim King, Spokane, has a business plan for a canola crushing plant that would take advantage of the heavy haul

route and rail lines in the area to produce canola oil. Phase two of the project would develop a canola biorefining facility and phase three an electricity generating plant. Steve Morberg, who owns property in town, is exploring the possibility of a “green built” hotel.

The family of Ethel Forsythe would like to take this opportunity to graciously thank everyone who expressed their sympathy and understanding to us through prayers, thoughts, kind words, flowers, cards, donations, and dinners in the recent loss of our adored Mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. David Forsythe and family, Patti Kelly and family, and Laurel Hanks

Even then, friends and family were there to comfort them, Vivian said. The community has responded, with Red Cross and Community Action helping as

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views on specific topics. She said the non-partisan Web site provides biographical information on judicial candidates. Siddoway said her race will be decided in the Aug. 17 primary, before the state voters’ pamphlet comes out. She graduated magna cum laude from University of Utah in 1975 and from the university’s law school in 1979. She earned a master of laws degree from New York University. She and her husband, Douglas, have three sons.

He and Debra, his wife of 27 years, have three daughters and 10 grandchildren. He raises more than 20 head of cattle in the county. “I am seeking your vote in this election as I believe I can make a difference in our county,” he said. “I will serve the county with common sense, integrity and experience.” In the August top-two primary, Hamilton will face Republican incumbent Joe Bond, Republican challengers Brad Brown, Brian Dansel and Marty King, and Democrat Cynthia Bonneau-Green.

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Vivian Lopez surveys the damage to her family’s mobile home near Riverside while her husband, Ezequiel, checks out damage under the mobile home. A June 22 electrical fire did heavy damage. well as their church family, neighbors and friends pitching in where they could, Vivian said, tearing up at the thought. Living paycheck to paycheck, Vivian said they don’t

know how they can afford the repairs, but a friend set up a donation account at NCNB in the family’s name. Any money there will go toward repairs or a new house, she said.

Tribal policing money OK’d by Senate

Hamilton runs as independent By Brenda Starkey The Chronicle

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Since the program’s inception in 1977, PILT has paid counties for the loss of tax revenue as a result of federal land ownership. The payments usually are made by June 30. McMorris Rodgers, 19 other House members, and 14 U.S. senators urged the secretary to release the funds earlier and said many of their states’ counties will not be able to function without sufficient government funding.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Legislation that passed the U.S. Senate last week would provide money to increase collaboration among federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies to help curb crime on tribal land. U.S. Sens. Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray, both DWash., said the 2009 Tribal Law and Order Act, which they co-sponsored, would reauthorize tribal law and justice programs to fight gangs, drug smuggling and violence. A March 2008 FBI report, “Washington Gangs,” listed the Colville Indian Reservation as one of the top four areas of concern. Tribal police often have just two officers on duty. The legislation addresses violence on American Indian reservations. Nationwide, violent crime rates on Indian reservations are more than 2.5

times the national average. The bill would establish accountability measures for the federal government’s legal and treaty obligation to investigate and prosecute reservation crime. Cantwell and Murray said rates of violent crime, domestic abuse and sexual assault on Indian reservations are

significantly higher national averages.


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Court: Teacher took indecent liberties with student The Chronicle NESPELEM — A Paschal Sherman Indian School coach has been convicted of indecent liberties. According to Jonnie L. Bray of the Colville Confederated Tribes’ prosecutor’s office, Clinton Nicholson was found guilty of the crime by a jury June 17. Bray said Nicholson was arrested after he put his hand on the inner thigh of a 12-yearold girl. The two were riding a four-wheeler together — he was sitting behind the girl. Sentencing is scheduled for July 30. Nicholson’s attorney, Mark Carroll, has filed a motion for a mistrial, and tribal officials anticipate an appeal. Other details of the incident and trial were not available at press time.

“Where liberty is, there is my country.”

We are having and early Birthday Party for Bill ‘Roy’ Bedard on Saturday, July 3 at 2 p.m. Please call 509-486-1418 from more info.

The family of Margaret Grumbach extends heart felt thanks to all who sent cards, donations, food and telephone calls during our bereavement. A special thank you to Dr. Alrashedy, Dr. Schaaf and the staff of Ferry County Memorial Hospital for Margaret’s care. Ken and Aldena Grumbach Doug and Bonnie Grumbach Ron and Jennifer Grumbach Allan Kurtz and John Kurtz

Hey, it’s grammy and papa’s 50th Wedding Anniversary! Come join us for a celebration!

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We give thanks for those who have lived for our country, and who have died for it. Let each of us remain vigilant in defending what our founders fought for so many years ago. We will be closed July 3-5 in observance of Independence Day.

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Family, Friends, Neighbors please join Mervel and Darlene Allen for their 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration Saturday, July 10 • 5:30 p.m. at their home, 70 Moomaw Rd., Omak Bring your favorite salad and beverage. No presents please, just present yourself. Bring your chairs!

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Our View

Actions are hard to take The actions of Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark concerning the Pateros-to-Twisp transmission line are difficult to understand and tough to stomach. Goldmark wants to appeal the Okanogan County Superior Court decision allowing the Public Utility District to exercise eminent domain over school trust land for a line easement. The route across state Department of Natural Resources land was endorsed – and even suggested – by the DNR prior to Goldmark’s election. As a longtime Okanogan County resident, Goldmark is aware of the long struggle the PUD has had to try and get the line built, and the decade-long challenge put up by a minority of Methow Valley residents and outside environmental interests. The challenge has caused years of delay and cost the utility’s ratepayers millions of dollars. A right-ofway for the original route had been secured, but the challenge and subsequent environmental impact statement forced a change. Under the route now under dispute, the utility offered DNR $331,000 for easements across the land. That money would go to the state school trust fund for construction. Goldmark’s argument, which doesn’t hold water, is 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. Goldmark’s communications director said the agency doesn’t know all the future possibilities for land use that would be damaged by the line. Concerns include increased fire danger, more unauthorized access via PUD roads and increased costs for noxious weed control. Goldmark and state Attorney General Rob McKenna traded barbs after the decision because the lands commissioner wanted to appeal the ruling but McKenna didn’t. Conservation Northwest appealed as an intervener and Goldmark filed a petition in the courts seeking to force McKenna’s office to represent DNR. So, instead of finally being able to build a new transmission line to serve Methow Valley customers, including the Okanogan County Electric Cooperative, the PUD must wait, again, on the courts. Construction bids it opened June 15 are on hold. Respondents to a Chronicle online poll earlier this month an overwhelmingly number of voters (77 percent) said the PUD should be allowed to build the line as proposed. Another 7 percent said the DNR should accept the court ruling and quit fighting the line. That’s a combined 84 percent who think it’s time to get the line built. Another 7 percent are fed up and said the PUD should give up plans for the line and let the Methow Valley go dark if the existing, aging Loup Loup line fails. Only 2 percent support Goldmark’s position. The commissioner seems willing to give up $331,000 for the school trust and go back on his agency’s support for the route in order to side with outside environmental concerns and a small number of Methow Valley residents. While Okanogan County shouldn’t get preferential treatment because Goldmark is one of our own, we do expect to be treated fairly and for the DNR to honor previous commitments, regardless of the political leanings of its commissioner.

All abuzz World Cup soccer is creating a huge buzz. Not only are people talking about soccer, they’re also talking about the constant buzzing during games. The source is the vuvuzela, a plastic horn that seemingly every fan at every World Cup game blows constantly. Many people find the sound annoying. To me, it mostly melts into the background. Folks have had a field day with Dee Camp vuvuzela online. There are vuvuzela jokes, stories and YouTube videos. There’s even a Facebook page. Someone doctored and posted a “Lord of the Rings” movie trailer, inserting crazed, vuvuzelablowing soccer fans into the action. The result: “Lord of the Rings, Fellowship of the Vuvuzela.” Another YouTube offering is a “Hitler rant,” a clip featuring Adolf Hitler ranting about the buzzing. He rages on about buying a wide-screen, surround sound TV system so he can cheer on the German team, only to have the play-by-play drowned out by droning vuvuzela. It’s all in fun, though it’s clear that many soccer fans are quite serious in their support of particular teams. I’m a longtime fan of the game, though not a rabid one. My high school was one of the first in our area to have a team. Thirty-five years ago, it was a club sport, made up of a truly international bunch of guys – some Japanese and Mexican exchange students, a guy from Belgium and another from Sweden (their families were living in the U.S.) and an Iranian. English was not the common language on the field. The Belgian knew the most languages, so he often translated into a third language for the Japanese and Mexican kids. It was a sport to bridge many international boundaries, and still is. I wonder, with the exposure soccer is getting because of the World Cup, if we’ll start seeing – and hearing – vuvuzela at local soccer games. Maybe someone should offer earplugs at the concession stand.


Dee Camp is the managing editor of The Chronicle. She can be reached at 509-826-1110 or via e-mail at

Look at the real meaning of July 4 Every year, we celebrate the Fourth of July with picnics, parades, fireworks and ceremonies. We take the day off work and say we are doing so to commemorate our nation’s independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. But do most Americans really know what transpired on July 4, 1776, the day we hold as our Independence Day? And do we still hold sacred the day our forefathers stood up and said enough to tyranny and restricted government intrusion into our lives. Sadly, the answer is “no.” Most Americans believe July 4 is the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. That’s not quite right. Most of the colonial delegates who participated in declaring the United States a free country actually signed the Declaration of Independence on Aug. 2, 1776. Still others believe July 4 to be the nation’s birthday. That’s not quite right, either.

ON THE HOT SEAT Roger Harnack

The Second Continental Congress actually declared the 13 American colonies free of British rule on July 2, 1776. So what happened July 4, 1776? Late that morning, delegates in the Second Continental Congress voted on the precise wording of the Declaration of Independence, then referred it back to a committee to redraft the document with corrections. On July 5, the Declaration of Independence was released for the public to read, even though most colonial delegates had not signed it. But the fact that July 4 isn’t exactly what most of us believe it to be doesn’t diminish the celebration of our nation’s

“ . . . all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights ... Declaration of Independence

independence. In fact, the slight discrepancy should remind us that not everything is always as it seems. It should serve as a reminder that we need to be aware of what’s

happening around us, in our communities, our state and our nation’s Capitol. The points made in the Declaration 234 years ago are still valid today. And our sovereignty and our individual rights are just as much at risk today as they were then. As Americans, it is important for us to recall the reasons for the Declaration of Independence. But it is equally important to remember what it says: “. . . all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed . . .” Have a safe and happy Fourth of July.

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

Financial accountability is crucial As the state faces another massive budget shortfall in the 2011-13 biennium, state leaders should demand financial accountability and transparency at every level of state government. After reading the recent state auditor reports on the Puget Sound Partnership and the Recreation and Conservation Office expenditures, it is clear more must be done to ensure millions of taxpayers’ dollars are spent responsibly. This is not the first time I have raised the red flag about financial accountability in state environmental projects. In 2007, I introduced House Bill 1598, which was signed into law. It forced the Salmon Recovery Board to be more transparent with its expenditures and ensure project information is available to the public. I fear the Puget Sound Partnership and Recreation and Conservation Office have gone the way of the Salmon Recovery Board prior to my legislation. They may have well-intentioned goals, but it appears the agencies are focused more on spending than results and accountability. The state auditor’s report highlights large shortfalls in fiscal stewardship, noting that the partnership’s critical water project dollars were spent on clothing, lip

GUEST COLUMN Joel Kretz balm and other non-essentials. The Recreation and Conservation Office audit outlined a stunning lack of fiscal accountability. According to the auditor’s findings, “The agency cannot ensure grant funds are being used for their intended purposes or that the state is receiving everything it paid for. Our review of 12 projects found concerns related to a park improvement project.” The audit found that while 37 benches were paid for, only four were in place upon “completion” of the project. Likewise, 16 tables were purchased and only 15 delivered. Kiosk and trail signs paid for were also absent. The office noted the many missing items at inspection, but paid the bills anyway. Equally stunning is the finding that receipts, timesheets and all collateral invoices for projects were not provided by the contractor as part of standard procedure for payment. The agency’s response to this lapse in accountability was,

“Requiring sub-recipients to copy and mail thousands of individual receipts, invoices and time sheet (sic) is time consuming and is not consistent with the state’s commitment to sustainability.” Are they saying the carbon footprint created by responsible accounting of taxpayers’ dollars is too large? This is an unacceptable excuse for incompetence. The public has a right to know if their hard-earned tax dollars are being spent wisely and in ways that show measurable proof that the goals outlined for the expenditures were met. Among other things, the auditor found the partnership circumvented competitive bidding by undercutting a contract to stay under the $20,000 threshold. In the end, the contract was paid at a substantial increase, $51,498. This “wink and a nod” quid pro quo policy of rewarding political friends with contracts, in this case the law firm that helped write the legislation creating the partnership, is one reason citizens distrust government. Equally troubling is the excuse that laws governing state agency contracting policies were not followed because the agency was rushed to start projects. These laws are in place for a reason and are not optional. Part of the problem is state

environmental agency overlap and duplication. This has created a web of money funneling that cannot be tracked effectively. The Department of Ecology, Salmon Recovery Board, the Climate Action Team, Recreation and Conservation Office, Puget Sound Partnership and myriad local growth management and shorelines groups are intertwined and confusing to unravel. In a 2007 newspaper interview, I warned the partnership could become “a cumbersome new bureaucracy.” I added that, “I’d like to see these things measured in results, rather than money spent.” My worry has always been that when state agencies are left unmonitored and unaccountable, taxpayer dollars can easily be wasted. The good news is it’s not too late to create lasting reforms that save money, consolidate environmental agencies and create a more effective and accountable government. Taxpayers deserve a government that is transparent, accountable and run by people who understand every dollar spent is first earned by a hard-working citizen.

Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, is the deputy leader for the House Republicans in Washington state.

From our readers What harm does soda pop do? How much will we take? Gov. Gregoire has again raised taxes on the goods we use every day. It’s not enough to raise gas prices. No, now it’s a tax on soda pop, and another tax on cigarettes. Soda pop. What harm does soda pop do? I know the arguments about cigarettes. I’m a considerate smoker myself. There are a lot of us, so it’s a big revenue for the state, but people who are doing no harm to others, only to themselves, do not need to keep being taxed. I have a great idea. Tax alcohol more. Soda pop has never killed anyone, but look at the rate alcohol kills every day, week, month, year for decades. My own mother was thrown

through the windshield, broke both her arms, all of her ribs, had internal problems plus cuts and lacerations all over her body, because one guy had too much to drink and hit them head-on in our old Woody station wagon. Alcohol kills. Let’s tax it. Please write your governor, senators and representatives. Raise money on the killers of this state. Bobbi Jo Cotter Okanogan

Cemetery rules should be followed Regarding the June 16 letter on flowers at the Okanogan City Cemetery. As I read this letter I felt it was something I had written and I congratulate the writer. I’m looking for anyone else who has

had their flowers removed and made a trip to the cemetery to pick them up only to find them gone or thrown in a pile. I’m planning to address the Okanogan City Council about this matter and try to get it to follow the rules (Resolution 99-3) posted at the cemetery. The rule is that flowers placed on the graves are allowed for two days prior and five days after the posted holidays (example, Memorial Day). Some of us that are upset plan to get this made into an ordinance. We will be addressing the council at 7 p.m. July 6. Anyone wishing to support this effort, please feel free to attend this meeting and/or contact me if you wish to be represented, 509-826-4931. I’ve been involved with cemeteries since I was age 12 when I started taking care of the Hartline Cemetery. Also, I’ve been a funeral director and embalmer

since 1955. Our deceased loved ones deserve respect and as I was told when young, “You can judge people by their respect and care of the dead.” Vern Haase Omak

Rethink the state’s initiative process I feel the need to express a few thoughts on the initiative process of our state. It is my understanding that it was put into being to give residents a voice when their elected official ignores a need. Recently refusing to sign the

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Strong retrial begins July 6 By Brenda Starkey The Chronicle REPUBLIC – The retrial of Phillip J. “Jeb� Strong for the death of Trent Irby’s scheduled next week in Ferry County Superior Court. Strong’s second-degree murder conviction was overturned by the state Court of Appeals Division III in April 2009, and the state Supreme Court allowed the decision to stand. Strong’s trial is set to begin July 6.

Strong, 62, Curlew, was convicted Jan. 8, 2008, and is serving a 19-year sentence. The appeals court ruling said the jury should have been given the option of a manslaughter charge. Strong was convicted of shooting Irby on April 3, 2007. Irby, 37, was killed shortly before 6 p.m. on Tonasket Creek Road south of Curlew. Strong gave himself up to law enforcement officers later that evening. The state charged Strong with first-degree murder while



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armed with a firearm. Strong claimed self-defense and pleaded not guilty. “The trial court must instruct a jury on manslaughter as a lesser included offense of intentional murder if sufficient evidence supports an inference that the defendant acted negligently or recklessly in defending himself,� the appeals court said. Strong testified during the first trial that Irby had intimidated him on several occasions before the shooting, and he was afraid of Irby.


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Campers work on tie dyed shirts during the Summer Fun in the Sun Girl Scout Camp at Virginia Grainger Elementary School in Okanogan. Ana Baum and Ashley Harris organized the June 21-24 camp to meet requirements of their Silver Award project.

County ranks No. 4 for apple production

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A young bear hangs out in a tree near Falls Creek in the Chewuch Valley.

Letters from A4 initiative relating to the teaching of the Constitution resulted in my patriotism being questioned. I checked with the Tonasket School District on whether we teach about the U.S. Constitution. Fortunately, I was able to talk with one of the two teachers who cover this very subject. They spend 18 weeks on the junior high level on U.S. history. Of this period of time, five weeks are devoted to our national Constitution. Also, students have to write a paper dealing with a constitutional problem. It seems to me this is an ideal way to cover our nation’s blueprint. It should help them to remember its importance far longer than our passing another law and then sitting back and forgetting all about it. Al Biggs Tonasket

Delay is a ploy by the defense I see that Lacey HirstPavek’s attorney got a postponement and I can understand why so many people are upset.

This is a ploy by the defense, hoping to put some time between trials so that everything will just kind of fall between the cracks and they’ll get their change of venue. I really don’t think it’s going to work. They forget that in small communities like this, people don’t forget. Trust me, I know. Having been prosecuted by Karl Sloan’s office, I have the utmost confidence in him and his team. It’s no secret that I am no stranger to the Okanogan County legal system or, for that matter, the community these defendants are from. The people of Okanogan County should be happy three will no longer be around and hopefully soon a fourth so the people can heal. Steve VanDerschelden Great Falls, Mont.

Grandparents Day was great I had the privilege of attending the Okanogan elementary Grandparents Day program on June 4. I am not a grandparent, but many grandparents did attend this program. Virginia Grainger Project Proud members Laurie Maxwell, Amy Sullivan, Scott

Duncan, Patricia Caryl, Jancey Marsh and music teacher Gail Ridenour worked hard to make sure more than 400 students and individual performers had the opportunity to participate in this program. I appreciate all of the Project Proud members, the students and the individual participants for their dedication and hard work in making this year’s program a success. Sandra Lantrip Okanogan

Letters to the editor policy The Chronicle accepts letters to the editor of 250 words or less. Letters must bear the signature and hometown of the writer and a daytime telephone number. Letters with multiple signatures or sent to multiple publications will not be considered. Letters may not include personal attacks or thank you messages. Letters are subject to editing. Publication does not imply agreement or endorsement by The Chronicle. Letters may be mailed to The Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle, Attn. : Letter to the Editor, P.O. Box 553, Omak, WA 98841; dropped off at The Chronicle office, 618 Okoma Drive, Omak; faxed to 509-826-5819, or e-mailed to

OKANOGAN – The county ranked No. 4 in the nation in production of apples, No. 6 for pears and No. 8 for sweet cherries in 2007, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture 2007 Census of Agriculture, released earlier this month. Okanogan County was the No. 1 producer in the state of ducks, No. 3 producer of apples, pears, and horses and ponies, and No. 5 producer of sweet cherries, cattle and calves, and fruits, tree nuts and berries, the census showed. The county had more farms in 2007 than five years earlier, but the average size of a farm dropped during that time. The census reported 1,662 farms in Okanogan County in 2007, a 12 percent increase from 1,486 farms in 2002. Average farm size declined by 13 percent, from 835 acres in 2002 to 725 acres in 2007. There were 1,205,229 acres in agriculture in 2007, compared to 1,241,316 five years earlier, the census reported. Of county farmland, 58.66 percent was in pasture, 28.4 percent was in woodland, 10.55 percent was in crop land and 2.4 percent was in other uses. Although the farms were smaller, they booted out products worth 52 percent more in 2007 than in 2002, the census reported. Market value of products sold in 2007 was $208,748,000, compared to $137,418,000 in 2002. Crop sales accounted for 88 percent of the total, while livestock sales made up the rest. Agricultural producers received 61 percent lower government payments — $2.74 million in 2002 compared to $1.06 million in 2007 – but the


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Of those who farmed, 743 listed farming as their primary occupation and 919 said they had some other primary line of work. Most principal operators were men, 1,348 to 314 women. The majority of farm operators were white, 2,467, according to the report. Other races were Spanish, Hispanic or Latino, 168; American Indian or Alaska Native, 103; Asian, 14; more than one race, 22, and native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, 1. The census collected race information from a maximum of three operators per farm.


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average per farm receiving payments jumped 46 percent, from $9,704 to $14,195. In 2007, 575 farms had sales of less than $1,000, 163 sold $1,000-$2,499 worth of products, 145 sold $2,500$4,999 worth and 148 had sales of $5,000-$9,999 and. Another 104 had sales of $100,000-$249,999 worth. The census showed 73 farms had sales of more than $500,000 worth of products. Others were 41, $20,000$24,999; 97, $25,000-$39,999; 39, $40,000-$49,999; 71, $50,000-$99,999, and 77, $250,000-$499,999.


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By Dee Camp The Chronicle OKANOGAN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The School District expects to spend less next school year than it did in 2009-10 and is bracing for an even tighter budget the following year. Superintendent Richard Johnson told the School Board at its June 23 meeting that the â&#x20AC;&#x153;funding cliffâ&#x20AC;? is coming and districts are trying to prepare for the 2011-12 school year, when federal stimulus funding will dry up. In the meantime, the state is predicting another $3.4 million deficit on top of the billions itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s already experienced, he said. The state Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction has announced freezes in hiring and for travel and staff development. During a budget hearing, Johnson said the district expects $10,441,083 in revenue and $10,142,163 in expenditures. Budgeted expenditures for 2009-10 were $10,301,725, though there are still almost two months left in

Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re predicting in June the amount of money coming for the next 15 months Richard Johnson


â&#x20AC;? the fiscal year. State general funding is expected to rise, but federal funding will drop, he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re predicting in June the amount of money coming in for the next 15 months and the amount of expenditures 15 months out,â&#x20AC;? he said. The 2009-10 budget was based on enrollment of 975 students and the 2010-11 budget is based on 977 students. The actual count for 2009-10 was 993.53. Enrollment in the districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

three alternative school programs saved the district financially in 2009-10, but those students tend to be transient so the district canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t rely on them returning from year to year, he said. State basic education funding is based on enrollment, as is funding for several other state and federal programs. The number of certificated (teaching) staff members will drop from 66.006 to 63.197, though the number of classified (non-teaching) workers will rise

next school year. Two vacated teaching positions will not be filled; other staff time will be juggled. A few high school electives will be cut, though the district will remain on a seven-period day instead of moving to six periods. Johnson said the classified employee count will rise because of two special education students who require full-time aides. Soccer player Eduardo Ramos and supporters Jean Rodgers and DeDe Widell appealed to the board to reinstate boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; soccer, which was suspended a year ago as a budget-saving measure. A community fund-raising effort paid for the team this spring. Golf also was cut, though Okanoganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s two golfers were allowed to turn out with Omakâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team. For 2010-11, the board has approved cutting fall and winter cheerleading and middle school dance, in addition to boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; soccer, golf, C squads and several club advisers. Rodgers said soccer is a

Superintendentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s contract extended by Omak board By Dee Camp The Chronicle OMAK â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The School Board approved a three-year extension to Superintendent Art Himmlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s contract during its June 22 meeting. The pact runs through June 30, 2013. He will make $135,000, plus benefits, in 2010-11, the same amount he made in 2009-10. In other business, the board: â&#x20AC;˘ Adopted a policy dealing with student-staff relations. â&#x20AC;˘ Accepted the resignations of high school drama teacher and theater technician Matthew See, East Omak Elementary School music teacher Sarah Jones, para-educator Kristin Blue, communications director Mary Koch and middle school football coach Chris Werner. â&#x20AC;˘ Hired Sunder AldridgeRiling as high school assistant football coach and Laura Moomaw as cheerleading adviser. â&#x20AC;˘ Hired online teachers

Mark Conley, Sandy Pylant, Daniel Terry, Dale Schwartz, Rebecca Norris, Bentley Alberts, Marci Schneider, Heather Brannan, Jodie Davis, Julia Hehn, Himmler Marla Jo Eckhart, Marlys Holmes, Angela Witters, Jaime N. Beckland and Jessica Waggoner Hoff. â&#x20AC;˘ Assigned Rhonda Powell to two additional hours per day of para-educator time and Pete Belles to a temporary groundsmaintenance position. â&#x20AC;˘ Declared several items surplus so they can be sold. On the list are computer equipment, darkroom supplies, lighting equipment, furniture and other items. â&#x20AC;˘ Approved a contract with Bright Start Services, Omak, for

early intervention services for children from birth to age 3. â&#x20AC;˘ Approved a contract with Career Path Services for employment programs for 16to 21-year-old special services students. The district will pay $400 per student per month up to a maximum of $10,800. â&#x20AC;˘ Approved a contract with North Central Educational Service District for computer network and desktop support. â&#x20AC;˘ Approved a contract with Robin L. Taylor, Malott, for special education evaluations and direct services. Taylor will be paid $575 per day for a minimum contract of $31,625. â&#x20AC;˘ Approved a three-year technology plan. â&#x20AC;˘ Authorized a July 15-17 trip for the boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; basketball team to attend a tournament in Spokane. â&#x20AC;˘ Learned the district has received a $15,000 grant from the Washington Health Foundation for the Fit for Life Community Coalition.

Republic construction starts Schools projects will save energy By Brenda Starkey The Chronicle REPUBLIC â&#x20AC;&#x201C; There will be limited access to the Republic Middle and High School buildings this summer because of construction projects. An energy-saving project will replace the heating control system in the middle school and high school gym. It will also replace the insulation and ceiling in the high school gym, re-insulate the water heater serving the locker room and replace or retrofit the lighting systems throughout the

high and middle school, Superintendent Teena McDonald said. At the same time, energysaving ceiling tiles will be installed in the high school entry and hallways, she said. The energy management control system interface in the elementary school also will be replaced. The project is being paid for by a $215,000 energy efficiency grant from the state Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and a non-voted bond that will be paid back through the energy savings guaranteed by the energy services company Quantum Engineering. Some district capital

projects money also will be used, she said. The school board approved summer projects of Americans with Disabilities Act access work, a walk-in freezer/cooler project for the kitchen and parking lot repair. Local contractors will assist with lighting, remodeling and access work. Most of the work is made possible by competitive grants the district has received, McDonald said.


Reward offered in loon death By Brenda Starkey The Chronicle REPUBLIC â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust are offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of whoever shot a female common loon at Long Lake.

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The loon was found dead May 9 at the lake off Scatter Creek Road in the Colville National Forest south of town. That brings the total reward to $3,000, volunteer loon advocate Ginger Gumm said. A $500 reward already was offered by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife. The loon was shot in the neck. Anyone with information is

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An old car sits at an antique filling station on display at the Husky Antique Car and Truck Museum swap meet, car show and open house June 26. The museum is south of Curlew on state Highway 21. The gas station was donated by the Campobasso family of Keller.

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28 meeting. In other business, the board: â&#x20AC;˘ Accepted the resignations of Kevin Daling as high school assistant girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; basketball coach and Theresa LePire as computer technician and Family Empowerment Program staff member. â&#x20AC;˘ Accepted the retirement of Bonnie Coppock as a paraeducator and Steve Chamberlin as a secondary teacher and district athletic director. â&#x20AC;˘ Hired Kevin Daling as middle school boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; basketball coach and Paige Patrick as GEAR UP â&#x20AC;&#x153;Survival 101â&#x20AC;? instructor. â&#x20AC;˘ Hired 2010-11 head coaches: Denny Neely, football; Mike Gariano, volleyball; Dean Klepec, girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; soccer; Mike Carlquist, boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; basketball; Gary Smith, girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; basketball; Andy Knutson, wrestling; Kevin Daling, baseball; Darin Radke, softball; Zach Spaet, track, and Jeff Cheeseman, tennis. â&#x20AC;˘ Awarded the 2010-11 fuel contract to Whitley Fuel, Okanogan. Coleman Oil, Lewiston, Idaho, submitted a bid but withdrew it.

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multi-cultural sport and can provide players with college scholarships. Of six seniors on the boys and girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; teams in 2009-10, half will attend college next year on soccer scholarships, she said. The boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; team would have 10 seniors next year. She suggested instituting transportation and participation fees, joining with the Okanogan Athletic Booster Club, dropping middle school sports and â&#x20AC;&#x153;being more creativeâ&#x20AC;? in funding athletics. Johnson said heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trying to protect the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s core program and worries that player fees would create â&#x20AC;&#x153;haves vs. have-notsâ&#x20AC;? situations. He also predicted additional program suspensions for the following year if the economy doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t turn around. Elsewhere in the budget, the district will raise lunch prices by 10 cents a meal and pay off $384,472 owing on a $450,000 bank loan taken out two years ago to cover a cash flow problem, Johnson said. The board is expected to approve the budget at its July



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County budget on track By Sheila Corson The Chronicle OKANOGAN – With departments cutting spending and holding the line, the budget looks about on track for Okanogan County so that no more cuts will have to be made this summer. After cutting millions from the budget at the end of 2009, county commissioners planned on reopening the budget for further cuts this month. Commissioner Mary Lou Peterson announced to department heads June 28 that no more cuts need to be made. Instead, furlough requirements have been lifted for most departments. The hiring freeze has ended in that officials can replace some staff members who have left. New hires are still not generally allowed, but can be made on a case-by-case basis,

Commissioner Andy Lampe said. An additional $57,000 from state funding due to a reclassification in payment will pay for the end of furloughs, Peterson said. Human Resources Director Nan Kallunki went over current revenue positions at the county as of May 31. Ideally, revenue should be at 41.6 percent, and is at 39.26 percent. The shortfall is partly due to late payments from state funding sources. The percentage will jump after July when a $1.7 million payment comes from the federal government. It normally comes earlier in the year, Treasurer Leah McCormack said. Peterson said the commissioners’ No. 1 priority is to restore employee time and benefits as the county recovers. In other business, commissioners met with North


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Valley Hospital staff and commissioners about the district’s registered warrant repayments. As of June 1, North Valley owes the county $3.2 million. Actual revenue has not been as good as projections, Chief Financial Officer Bomi Bharucha said. May and early June were hard months with Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements freezing and many other factors. Newest financial services director Jana Symonds reported her progress on getting staff up to code and compliance with billing issues. So far, the changes have brought in $200,000 more than the hospital projected. Bharucha said the hospital had hoped to have warrants down to $3 million by this time, but according to his projections, that level will not be reached until September.

Tonasket revisits dog rules By Brenda Starkey The Chronicle TONASKET – Dog problems and water issues highlighted discussion at the City Council meeting June 22. A small dog was killed recently by larger dogs in front of a group of children who were familiar with the smaller dog, Mayor Patrick Plumb said. The small dog was torn in half by the other dogs, he said. The council decided to

revisit the city’s dog ordinance with their attorney at an upcoming meeting. Contract Planner Kurt Danison of Highlands Associates, Okanogan, presented proposed changes to the city’s water regulations. The changes would affect those who will receive city sewer services and will permit private well owners to use their wells for irrigation if they comply with measures to prevent cross-contamination

with the city water supply. The right to use the private well will cease when the property is transferred to another owner, according to the proposed policy. A Mill Drive resident said the policy would devalue her land. Mill Drive may receive city sewer and water services if funding becomes available. More discussion of the water policy is planned for the July 13 meeting, Plumb said.

Stingle goes on crusade against prickly goatheads By Dee Camp The Chronicle OKANOGAN — Karen Stingle is on a one-woman crusade against goatheads. She has adopted Okanogan Legion Park, Malott Park and the block around a friend’s home in south Okanogan. “They have just exploded this year,” she said of the noxious weeds also known as puncturevine and Tribulus terrestris. “I am finding Stingle that this year it is going nuts. Every seed that has laid dormant for maybe the past 10 years is sprouting this year.” The ground-hugging plants are native to warm temperate and tropical regions of the Old World in southern Europe, southern Asia, throughout Africa and Australia. They send runners out from a central point and develop spiked seed heads that are the bane of bicyclists and barefoot walkers.

TONASKET – A grand opening committee will be organized to plan for opening the North Valley Hospital addition. Community members are sought to participate along with

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Goathead seed pod (left) develops from the ground-hugging plant. “If we can have an impact on controlling them this year, it could make a big difference,” Stingle said. “If we don’t, we are doomed.” She describes herself as a Weed Warrior Woman because of her dedication to eradicating the weed. “I’m feeling a little frantic about the situation,” she said. “I love this valley and hate to think of it being overrun by this

awful weed. I have been told that no one bicycles in Santa Fe anymore because of the puncturevine. I’d hate to see us follow in their footsteps — ow!” She suggests pulling them — she uses a pronged Japanese garden tool — or spraying. Now is a good time, before they develop seed pods, she said. Puncturevine is considered a Class B noxious weed in Washington.

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The group also will be responsible for planning a time capsule and publicity for the grand opening. The committee will seek ideas for community activities, and groups to be in charge of events such as a street dance, barbecue, luncheon, fundraiser or other activities.

BREWSTER — Ralph Fries knows the location of nearly every homestead claim from Rattlesnake Point to Brewster. He knows tons of stories about the homesteading days — the July 4 celebration in the North Star district in 1892, when the crowd wanted to sing American patriotic songs but nobody knew any because they’d all immigrated to the U.S. as young adults, the bitterly cold winter day in 1924 when a search party found the body of a 14-year-old boy mauled and killed by a cougar. Fries has done a lot of research and is happy to share the stories. He’s made displays of everything he’s found, and he adds to them annually. The newest ones, focusing on early schools in the Brewster area, made their debut at the annual pie social at the Fries homestead. Fries has traced homesteader families, how they educated their children, how they made — or didn’t make — a living. All that information is included on the display boards he‘s made, 160 feet of them to date. And “it’s all because of Keith,” Fries said. Keith Zielke, who owns part of the Fries family homestead, asked a question in 2005. Fries is the grandson of Ulrich Fries, an immigrant from Denmark who wrote a book, “From Copenhagen to

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Brewster native Ralph Fries (left) and Gene Tubbs, Blewett Pass, discuss some of Fries' historical findings. Okanogan,” about his experiences staking a claim in the North Star country near Brewster. It was a tough life and sometimes it was tragic. The Fries family lost an infant son in the early 1890s. A few years later, a neighboring family also lost a newborn child, and both boys were buried on the Fries homestead. The family got together in 1959, the last weekend before his dad sold the homestead, Fries said, and covered the graves with concrete so they wouldn’t be forgotten. Fries grew up on the family homestead, but joined the Navy and made a career of it, settling in Southern California when he retired. The descendants of Ulrich Fries held a reunion in 2005, and Ralph took some family

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County recognizes employees By Sheila Corson The Chronicle OKANOGAN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; County commissioners recognized the service of two employees June 22, one for her longtime service and one for his courage. Rose Clements spent 24 years in Public Works before retiring this month. Most recently, Clements was contract administrator, but Public Works Director Frank

Sautell said she has filled many other roles before he was there. Art Schipper, a solid waste employee, was heading to Twisp to Clements pick up a load of garbage when he came across a head-on collision June 5.

Schipper, a former EMT, immediately ran to the assistance of one badly injured man. The pickup the victim was driving Schipper had no airbag, so he went into the windshield.


Then a load of frozen meat in the back seat hit him from behind, Schipper said. Schipper helped keep the victim calm and started to staunch the bleeding until paramedics arrived. Schipper stayed and helped extract the man from his vehicle. David Seidl, 43, was airlifted to Sacred Heart Medical Center, according to a police report. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hesitate to do it again,â&#x20AC;? Schipper said.

Health Director retires, gets musical tribute By Sheila Corson The Chronicle OKANOGAN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; After six years as director of the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Public Health District, Paul Waterstrat retires after today, June 30. According to officials, Waterstrat came to Okanogan, his hometown, when he took the director position in 2004. Since then, he has been involved in many health efforts. Waterstrat has compiled data and analysis for various community organizations to help with grant funding, presented health information to various groups, facilitated the Stay Active and Independent for Life program for seniors, partnered with the county emergency management for plans and exercises, supported the local American Red Cross chapter and recruited funds. John McCarthy, Public Health Officer, said he will miss Waterstrat, his sense of humor, leadership and genuine warmth. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He has been able to negotiate the vagaries of Public Health funding and watched as the responsibilities of this department increased while the funding has continued to disappear,â&#x20AC;? McCarthy said.


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â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;With a bare bones budget, he has struggled to deal with the health inequities that are a manifestation of a poorer health district. â&#x20AC;&#x153;His commitment to the health of the county has been unwavering,â&#x20AC;? McCarthy said. Waterstratâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;counterpartâ&#x20AC;? in British Columbia, Dr. Paul Hasselbeck, sent a letter to be read at the board meeting June 28. In that, he said that Waterstrat has kept the citizens of the county at the center of his focus, balancing political pressures and health issues for the betterment of the community. Health Board chairman Ralph Malone said he has appreciated the â&#x20AC;&#x153;big pictureâ&#x20AC;? that Waterstrat has shared with

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The health board, including Waterstrat (right in red checked shirt), listen to a song written for him. the board. In preparing reports and compiling statistics, Waterstrat has taken the situation residents live in and articulates it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really know how deep in it we are,â&#x20AC;? Malone said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;(until) Paul shines the light of knowledge.â&#x20AC;? Environmental Health worker Doug Hale and his son, Matthan, performed a tribute to Waterstrat at the meeting â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a

Cherries looking OK By Sheila Corson The Chronicle and Cheryl Schweizer Chronicle correspondent OKANOGAN â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A smaller crop and later varieties might mean a good season for area cherry orchardists. Washington Growers Clearing House official Dan Kelley said the county hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t suffered from rain damage like other areas because most of the varieties are later. In his 20-plus years in the industry, Kelley said he has never seen this much rain in the spring. Rain has hurt earlier varieties in Chelan County and the Tri Cities. Kelley said some orchardists are walking away from their Rainiers this year. In north and central Okanogan County, Kelley said orchardists report a good crop with a few splits and about 85 percent of the harvest delayed because of the cool weather. Volume is good, but not huge. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Okanogan County is going to fare a whole lot better than southern counties,â&#x20AC;? Kelley said,

â&#x20AC;&#x153;but still itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not going to be a banner crop.â&#x20AC;? The crop is projected at a moderate size, unlike 2009, which had the biggest crop every hitting the market in the middle of a recession, said Tim Smith, tree fruit specialist for Washington State UniversityChelan County Extension. The perfect weather and pollination of 2009 came together for the bumper crop, but in 2010 â&#x20AC;&#x153;everything came together to make the crop much smaller than it shouldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been,â&#x20AC;? Smith said. Pricing should be better this year because of the lower volume, Kelley said. In 2009, there were too many cherries in the market in a compressed time period. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have enough cherries this year. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always good,â&#x20AC;? Smith said. State estimates for the cherry crop had been 18 million boxes, but because of the damage and smaller crop size, that has dropped to 13 million, Kelley said. The number will drop even lower when the latest damages are calculated.

Six selected as principal finalists WINTHROP â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Two principals, two teachers, a middle school dean of students and an assistant principal have been selected as finalists for the top job at Methow Valley Elementary School. The six were among of field of 16 applicants for the elementary schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s principalship. Methow Valley School District Superintendent Mark Wenzel said he expects to recommend a successor to Ray Leaver by this week. The candidates are: Leslie Clauson â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Horizon Elementary School principal in Mukilteo. Christine Helm â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Roxhill Elementary School head teacher in Seattle. Mat Lyons â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sterling Intermediate School assistant principal in East Wenatchee. Brian Patrick â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Enumclaw Middle School dean of students.. Julie Simmons â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Northport School District principal and interim superintendent. Nona Wright â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Elementary school teacher in Issaquah.

Bruno gets recertification for assistant OMAK â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Christie Bruno, PA-C, has passed the Physician Assistant National Recertifying Exam and has been recertified as a physician assistant by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. Bruno exceeded the minimum score of 379. She received a 503, a Wenatchee Valley Medical Center announcement said. She works in the walk-in clinic at the Omak Clinic and been with the organization since 2006. Her medical interests include pediatrics and family medicine.

Another awardee announced OMAK â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Cory D. Wilder, maintenance for the Omak sewer treatment, also received thanks for his work to achieve the Department of Ecology's outstanding plant award. Wilder left the plant recently, but was part of a majority of the work that led to the award, fellow awardee Jesus Arciniega said. Wilder's name was left out of a recent article.

Chambers set to meet this week Two chambers of commerce will meet in the coming week: - Grand Coulee Dam, noon Thursday, July 1, Pepper Jack's Bar and Grille, 113 Midway Ave. - Brewster, noon Tuesday, July 6, Community Medical Center, 520 W. Indian Ave. â&#x20AC;&#x201C;The Chronicle

humorous song entitled â&#x20AC;&#x153;Final Plan,â&#x20AC;? based on Waterstratâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s experiences while director at Public Health. Waterstrat said that having grown up in the county, â&#x20AC;&#x153;It has been a gift to be able to help the community.â&#x20AC;? After his retirement, Waterstrat and his wife, Janet, will live on their sailboat, exploring the Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have everything, all across the board,â&#x20AC;? he said. There is a lively car market out there, but customers are shopping for a good price. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everybody is looking for deals these days,â&#x20AC;? Kaiser said. Kaiser has been in the car business for 10 years. He is a native of Texas and moved to Omak to work for a cousin in the car business, the former owner of Choice Auto. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the second generation in his family to be in the carselling business â&#x20AC;&#x201C; his dad was in it for years in Texas and his mom keeps the books for him now. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I enjoy cars. I enjoy buying and selling them and meeting new people every day,â&#x20AC;? he said. Best Deals Auto is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week.

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OMAK â&#x20AC;&#x201D; When Del Mundinger read The Chronicleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s special section revisiting the 1920s, it became personal. One of the thousands of stories during that decade told of the rescue of Mundinger, then 7, from near drowning in the icy Okanogan River in March 1922. Mundinger, now 94, said he remembers playing with the Hendrick children, throwing rocks into the river around Easter time. Dirt and gravel had covered some of the ice, so when Mundinger stepped on it, he fell through, not even knowing that the ground wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t firm. When the Hendrick children saw what happened and started shouting, their father, Frank Hendrick, heard while he was working at a lime and sulphur plant (used to spray on orchards as a pesticide). Mundinger said he remembers falling in and flowing down the river. He got caught on a large sheet of ice and tried desperately to pull himself up, but the ice kept breaking off. Finally, his red stocking cap gave away his location and Hendrick was able to pull him out of the water.

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Del Back then, there was no such thing as CPR. Mundinger said Hendrick took him to a store where they rolled him over a pickle barrel to get the water out of his lungs. He never got sick and never developed a fear of water, Mundinger said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was very lucky,â&#x20AC;? he said, adding that if he hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t gotten caught up on that piece of ice so that Hendrick could find him, â&#x20AC;&#x153;it would have been all over.â&#x20AC;? Mundinger and his wife, Ruth, 91, will mark 69 years of marriage in August. They have two children, three grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren, Ruth said. They met in 1940 when Ruth moved to the area to be a nurse. Within a year, they were married. Mundinger was lucky once more â&#x20AC;&#x201C; while in his last week of Army basic training, the Japanese surrendered and World War II ended. He still went to Japan for a year, but

after the battle was over. He said the bad thing that year was his daughter was born while he was gone; he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t meet her until she was 6 months Ruth old. In 1947, Mundinger and his father built the Omak Feed Store at its current location on the corner of Riverside Drive and Main Street. His son, Gary, owned the Corner Shelf bookstore on Main Street for several years. For 38 years, they lived near Mid-Valley Hospital in a house that was recently burned to make way for hospital expansion. They have lived at Apple Springs for the past seven years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had a good life,â&#x20AC;? Mundinger said.

Bible finds its way back home The Chronicle OROVILLE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A family Bible that had been lost to the Potter family for years found its way back home this week after decades. Curtis Grant said that as he and his wife were looking

Students tour old flood sites, glaciers The Chronicle OMAK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Students from the Middle School and High School visited Missoula, Mont., this spring to learn about ice age floods. Last September, middle school students in the highly capable program identified three areas they wished to explore: Glacial Lake Missoula and how the great floods affected landforms of Washington, foods from other countries and marine biology, Principal Kathy Miller said. The emphasis for the year was on the Missoula floods. On the trip, 17 students and five chaperones visited the Crystal Gold Mines in Kellogg, Idaho, where they learned about gold mining during the past 200 years; Lewis and Clark Caverns in Montana; the former Montana State Prison and Antique Car Museum in Deer Lodge; Grant-Cohrâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Historical Ranch in Deer Lodge; Ntaional Bison Range Wildlife Refuge, and the former lake area. They encountered early May snow at the Continental Divide. They also dined at Greek, Chinese and Montana barbecue restaurants.

through her late husbandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s things, they came across a Bible that Glen Potter, formerly of Oroville, had lent him. Potter had intended to have it back, but it never was returned. Last week, The Chronicle ran an article about the Bible,

and a friend of Helen (Potter) Maynard called Grant and gave him the contact information for the family. Grant said Maynard was surprised to hear from them and wanted to know how in the world they found her. The Bible is on its way home.

Engagements Groomes â&#x20AC;˘ Woods KENNEWICK â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Alicia Groomes and Jacob Woods, both of Kennewick, have announced their engagement. She is the daughter of Patricia and Scott Furman, Okanogan, and Duane Groomes, Omak. His parents are Elmer Woods, Finley, and Robbie Carier, Riverside. The bride-to-be graduated from Okanogan High School in 2008. He graduated from Riverview High School in 2008. An Aug. 7 wedding in Okanogan is planned.

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OMAK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A volunteer project to put handmade winter hats on childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cold heads will continue despite the death of its founder. Betty Buchanan coordinated volunteers who knitted and crocheted the hats. She had just put out an appeal for more Caps for Kids Buchanan volunteers when she died June 7 at age 84. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are doing the program again this year and dare to hope for more yarn,â&#x20AC;? she wrote in a letter to The Chronicle that arrived a couple days before her death. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Altogether, you made 600, and even then we were about 100 short.â&#x20AC;? Buchanan, who volunteered with the Omak Visitor Information Center, Omak Kiwanis and other organizations, was concerned that many children did not have hats during cold weather.

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The hats were given away as part of the Community Christmas Basket Program. Her daughter, Vicki Ledger, Omak, said she plans to continue the program in memory of her mother. She was thrilled to share volunteersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; work with so many people, Ledger said.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Again, yarn will gladly be supplied and I will pick them up,â&#x20AC;? she said. Completed hats also can be dropped off at the Omak First Presbyterian Church, 9 S. Birch St. People interested in joining the program can contact Ledger at 509-826-9955.

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Community • The Chronicle • June 30, 2010 Graduates

Washington State University PULLMAN – Washington State University announced its spring graduates. Summa cum laude graduates have a cumulative grade point average of 3.9 or better, magna cum laude a cumulative GPA of 3.7 but less than 3.9 and cum laude a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 but less than 3.7. Brewster - Heracleo Esquivel Cuin, bachelor of science in architectural studies; Ashley Rose Youngers, bachelor of arts in apparel, merchandising and textiles. Bridgeport - Whitney Marie Parsons, BA in communication, magna cum laude. Coulee Dam - Jake Marshall Adkins, BS in chemical engineering, cum laude; Omar Fercha, BS in athletic training. Okanogan - James Stuart Brown, BA in political science; Whitney Brooke Cowan, BS in athletic training, cum laude. Omak - Benjamin Ross Carter, BA in philosophy, magna cum laude; Erin Yong Dienst, BA in digital technology and culture, magna cum laude; Anthony Bryan Johnson, BA in digital technology and culture. Pateros - Ana Librada Vazquez, BA in sport management. Republic - Jarred Daniel Fagerlie, BA in criminal justice, cum laude; Lindsey Shannon Krausse, BS in civil engineering; Molly Severns, BA in social sciences (general studies-social sciences), summa cum laude; Normina Irinah von Sauer, BAs in business administration. Riverside - Daniel Lester Switzer, BA in political science. Tonasket - Samuel Hap Shaddox, BA in political science, summa cum laude. Twisp - Alyssa Jane Button, BS in natural resource sciences; Kent Steven Stokes, BS in agricultural technology and management. Okanogan Alternative School

The Chronicle OMAK — Chuck Metteer was named state king by Take Off Pounds Sensibly and will attend the group’s international recognition in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in July. Metteer, a member of the Omak Metteer TOPS chapter since February 2009, has lost 46 pounds, a report said. He said he didn’t have much

of a weight problem until he retired. He also discovered heart problems ran in his family and he needed to lose weight. “My wife had been part of TOPS about three years previously, but became discouraged and quit,” he said. “I determined much of her problem was the fact she does not like to drive in the evening. Also, I felt if we were both part of TOPS I would be able to encourage her more.” He said he used portion control and exercise, and gave up foods with empty calories. Encouragement from others helped him reach his goal of 180 pounds.

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

Summer academy registrations open OMAK — Registration forms for the Summer Success Academy are available in the High School main office. Summer school will run from Aug. 2-6 and Aug. 16-27. Students can earn a half credit in math, history or English. Classes are free for Omak students. More information is available from the school, 20 S. Cedar St.; 509-826-5150 or 509-826-8531, or The school office will be open until July 7.

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Omak Learning Center and Okanogan Outreach (Okanogan Alternative School) held graduation June 16 at Okanogan High School. Graduates are (front, from left) Amanda Wick-Stokoe, Michelle Montoya, Stacey Thomas, Whitney Goujon-Davis, Stephanie Judd, Paula Perez, (middle) Joseph Anguiano, Debra Phillips, Ivette Vazquez, Destiny Smith, Stevie Sena, Natalia Navarro, Jacob Neely, (back) Jason Swensrud, Augustine Montoya, Nathan Troupe, Kyle Sisk, Enrique Castillo and Christina David. Jim Skinner of WorkSource introduced the graduates. Training program Manager Mary Hinger and teacher Jon Evans presented certificates. WorkSource Administrator Craig Carroll was the keynote speaker and Toby Haberlock of AmeriCorps spoke about the importance of volunteering and helping in the community. Student speakers were Anguiano and Wick-Stokoe. A reception followed.

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TONASKET— The family of Charley and Hazel Anderson of Tonasket will hold its 40th reunion from 4 p.m. Sunday, July 4, through Friday, July 9, at Camp Ortoha on Lost Lake. The family invites friends to come and visit at any time.

Omak 1965 reunion begins with dinner OMAK — An old-fashioned barbecue will kick off the Omak class of 1965 reunion at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 10. The group will meet at the home of Dennis and Nancy Carlton, 732 W. Ridge Drive. Those attending are asked to bring their own beverages. Details for Sunday's activities are pending, organizers said. The cost is $15 per couple or $10 per individual. Those attending are asked to RSVP to or Dennis Carlton, P.O. Box 874, Omak. More information is available at 509-826-1159 or 509322-3988. –The Chronicle


OKANOGAN – Bob and Jan Little will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, July 3, at their home at 547 Seattle St., Okanogan. Family and friends are invited to attend. Cake and beverages will be served. They ask that no gifts be brought. They were married July 2, 1960, at the Okanogan Baptist Church. Their three children and their spouses are Rob and Simone Little of Spokane, Darla and Larry Schreckengast of Okanogan and Kelly and Tonya Little of Okanogan. They have two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The Littles have run an office supply business for the past 27 years and are semiretired.

Taylor 60th OMAK — Jay and Betty Taylor invite family and friends to join them for a celebration of their 60th wedding anniversary. They will hold an open house from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, July 3, at their home, 614 E. Dewberry Ave.

Gates 50th OMAK — A 50th anniversary celebration for Rudy and Bonnie (Townsend) Gates will be from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, July 3, at the Omak Elks Lodge, at 110 S. Ash St. They were married July 2, 1960, in Omak. He retired from Omak Wood Products and she retired from the Omak School District. They have three children, nine grandchildren and one greatgrandchild. Cake, punch and snacks will be provided. The couple asks that no gifts be brought.

Births Mid-Valley Hospital • Kiymoi Mariko Lull, a boy, born April 30 to Ann and Nick Lull, Omak. • Shayla Nicole Olson, a girl, born May 18 to Travis Olson and Summer (Baker) Olson, Omak. • Susanna Ruth Suverly, a girl, born May 27 to Norman and Laura Suverly, Malott. • Cameron Joseph Christie, a boy, born June 22 to Brad and Jennifer Christie, Omak.

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Academic Honors Okanogan High School OKANOGAN — Members of the class of 2010 earned more than $200,000 worth of scholarships and awards, a new record for Okanogan. Superintendent Richard Johnson and Counselor Jennifer Day announced honorees during graduation ceremonies June 5. Katie Bonser - Washington State PTA, Okanogan Valley Soroptomist Club Helen Rawson Memorial, Okanogan Masonic Lodge Herbert and Elizabeth Davis, Western Washington University president’s, Steiner Foundation, Okanogan Kiwanis Club. Jordan Bradley - Oregon State University base tuition, Oregon State University out-of-state tuition grant, DIGG scholarship, Chet Alumbaugh Memorial. Elliot Brown – Okanogan-Omak Rotary Club. Katie Brown - Wenatchee Valley College Morris, Okanogan Masonic Lodge Herbert and Elizabeth Davis. Carolyn Burke - Washington State University achievement award. Sophie Danison - Okanogan Kiwanis Club, Okanogan Masonic Lodge Herbert and Elizabeth Davis, Okanogan Athletic Booster Club, Okanogan Grange, Western Undergraduate Exchange award, Okanogan-Omak Rotary Club. John DeLap - Vern Bangert Memorial Sportsmanship Award (participation in two sports and exhibition of outstanding sportsmanship in contests and practice). Enver Figueroa - Allan Greenaway Memorial Award (outstanding male athlete, based on participation, success and contribution to the program). Maleah Grant - John and Arloine Truax. Carly Harris - Okanogan Masonic Lodge Herbert and Elizabeth Davis, Okanogan Athletic Booster Club, Ron Neely Memorial, Richard Pratt Memorial, Gonzaga University merit, Gonzaga University achievement, Wenatchee Valley Educational Office, Greer-Pock Award (outstanding female athlete, based on participation, success and contribution to the program). Ines Huizar - Wenatchee Valley College Camp Fund, Wenatchee Valley Community College soccer scholarship. Suellen Jones - Johnson and Wales University President’s Academic, Johnson and Wales University grant, P.E.O. scholarship. Tanner Kelley - Okanogan Masonic Lodge Herbert and Elizabeth Davis, Okanogan Presbyterian Church, McCaslin Robert, University of Idaho achievement, Western Undergraduate Exchange award Bailey Miller - Hamilton Youth Foundation, Elks Foundation, District 7 FFA, Okanogan Masonic Lodge Herbert and Elizabeth Davis, Wenatchee Valley College Morris, Okanogan-Omak Rotary Club vocational. Taija Rae Moore - Eastern Washington University advantage, P.E.O. Rebecca Olson - Okanogan High School ASB, Okanogan Masonic Lodge Herbert and Elizabeth Davis, Okanogan Athletic Booster Club, Okanogan Grange, Western Washington University merit, Tim Rawson Citizenship Award (senior demonstrating the best citizenship). Amanda Paterson - William and Clara Carpenter Memorial. John Ramirez - Hispanic Fund. Maria Ramirez - Hispanic Fund. Ellen Rodgers – Okanogan-Omak Rotary Club, Okanogan Valley Soroptomist Club Violet Richardson Award, Okanogan Athletic Booster Club, Okanogan Masonic LodgeHerbert and Elizabeth Davis, Peninsula College soccer scholarship. Carlos Rodriguez - William and Clara Carpenter Memorial, Okanogan Grange. Laura Shacklett - Okanogan Kiwanis Club, Eastern Star Citizenship Award, Vern Bangert Memorial sportsmanship award (participation in

two sports and exhibition of outstanding sportsmanship during contests and practice), and Northwest Nazarene University Freshman of Promise, Nagel science and nursing, and academic awards Stefanie Spence-Marchand Eastern Washington University Advantage, Jim Fischer Memorial art award. Rebecca Stalder - Careers That Work scholarship. Jennifer Widell - Wenatchee Valley Medical Center health care scholarship, George Washington Foundation, Okanogan Masonic Lodge Herbert and Elizabeth Davis, Garrison Memorial, Okanogan County Crafters, Okanogan Volunteer Fire Department, Okanogan-Omak Rotary Club vocational scholarship, Eastern Star citizenship award. Caribou Trail League scholar awards - Katie Bonser, Rebecca Olson, Sophie Danison, Ellen Rodgers, Laura Shacklett, Tanner Kelley, Carly Harris, Jennifer Widell, Rebecca Stalder, Nicholas Timm, Jovan Lopez, Suellen Jones and Jordan Bradley. (Seven semesters with grade point average of 3.5 or better and participation in at least one sport during senior year.) Senior culminating project distinction - Samuel Arroyo, Katie Bonser, Carolyn Burke, Sophie Danison, Tarina Kaaland, Jeremy Norris, Rebecca Olson, Maria Ramirez and Laura Shacklett. (Excellence on project presentations and panels.) Omak High School OMAK — The high school announced end-of-the-year awards during an assembly June 10. Valedictorian - Jaime Dienst. Salutatorian - MaryJordan Braley. Students of the year Biology - Itzel Arciniega. Physics - Jaime Dienst. Chemistry - Danielle Pecha. Social studies - Gabrielle Yelland. Mathematics - Jaime Dienst, Steven Keith. Physical education - Fourth period freshmen girls. Spanish - Kenya Delgado. English - Jaime Diesnt. English “Poet Laureate” - Gabrielle Yelland Choir - MaryJordan Braley. Band - Dustin Johnson. Music - Gabrielle Yelland. Business - Kailey Grattan . Automotive - Jesse Riggle. Ag science - Jesse Riggle. Art - Ramsi Marchand. Photo - Alexis Olmstead. FACSE - Cody Brewer. Theater tech - Levi Weitman. Drama - Brandon Johnson. Digital design - Brandon Braunschweig. Wood Shop - Jacob Benson. Other awards U.S. Army Reserve National Scholar/Athlete - Austin Baker, Kailey Grattan. Air Force Recruiting Services’ most outstanding in math and science, combined – Jaime Dienst, Steven Keith. Elks Lodge students of the month Brendan Aguilar, Stephanie Bertram, Dillon Dorsten, Kristen Roberts, Lian Clement, Josh Gray, Gabrielle Yelland, Justin Hilton, Janet Torres-Garcia, Amandeep Singh, Kailey Grattan, Stephen Sklar, Austin Baker, Ilsa “Gus” Rose-Witt. Pathfinder awards - Martin Villanueva and Erika Swan, freshmen; Elena Harry and Raul Luna, sophomores; Tara Bleau and Brandon Westby, juniors; Courtney Crowder and Daniel Sanchez, seniors. Class of the year - Seniors. Food drive first place Sophomores. Homecoming first place Sophomores. Spirit week first place - Juniors. ASB officers - Dillon Dorsten, president; Tyler Hendrick, vice president; Gabrielle Yelland, secretary; Chandler Hancock Lewis, senior treasurer; Nadia Chilmonik, junior treasurer; Morgan Gariano, activity council person; Joshua Gray, senior

school board representative; Caitlyn Law, junior school board representative. Class presidents - Elizabeth Miller, senior; Justin Hilton, junior; Christian Menendez, sophomore; Gregory Sklar, freshman. Steve Zacherle activity award Austin Baker. Perfect attendance - Itzel Arcieniega, two years; Keyla Delgado, one year; Caralee Henry, three years; Justin Hilton, two years; Joseph LaGrou, two years. Washington state honors award, top 10 percent of senior class Christian Behymer, MaryJordan Braley, Zach Day, Justin Dibble, Jaime Dienst (top 1 percent), Kaycie Fudge, Morgan Gariano, Kailey Grattan, Joshua Gray, Tyler Hendrick, Caralee Henry, Dustin Johnson, Steven Keith, Chandler Hancock Lewis. National Honor Society, seniors Austin Baker, Christian Behymer, Mary Jordan Braley, Justin Dibble, Jaime Dienst, Kaycie Fudge, Morgan Gariano, Kailey Grattan, Joshua Gray, Tyler Hendrick, Caralee Henry, Gabrielle Yelland. Athletic awards Ron Marchand Award – Justin Dibble (most inspirational senior male athlete). Leo Johnson Award – Joshua Gray (outstanding sportsmanship). Lloyd Caryl Award – Jacob Martin (aggressive competitor and good student). Outstanding Female Athlete Award – Ashley Robles. Stephanie Garvais Award – Ramsi Marchand (outstanding sportsmanship and inspiration). Tyler Aaron Thompson Award Justin Dibble (great effort in all areas – “There is no substitute for hard work”). Ron Baines Memorial – Cory (C. J.) Lockwood (outstanding senior boy athlete, three-sport participant). Wenatchee Valley College OMAK – The Wenatchee Valley College Omak Foundation has awarded 11 scholarships totaling $9,500. Twenty-four students submitted applications. The Okanogan Regional Home Health Endowment Fund supported five scholarships that went to nursing students. The seven $500 scholarships went to Luz Villa, Bridgeport, nursing; Sonia Padilla, Tonasket, nursing; Lenore Bussing, Twisp, nursing; Mei Jackson, Omak, nursing; Philip Linden, Nespelem, nursing and transfer; Tammy Taylor, Brewster, associate of arts and sciences; Ebony Patterson, Oroville, associate of arts and sciences. A $1,000 Winifred Voelckers faculty scholarship went to Pi Dombernowsky, Winthrop, a nursing student. Ten faculty members donated $100 toward the new scholarship named for the Omak campus’ former dean. For the second year, Omak High School graduates Richard and Susan Nelson donated $5,000 to accounting students. Both are retired from accounting careers. The $5,000 was distributed equally to Elizabeth Kulsrud, Winthrop; Tracy Miller, Pateros, and Cole Renfroe. Kulsrud is a Liberty Bell High School graduate and works for Hometown Pizza in Twisp. Miller, 50, returned to school on the advice of her two children. She is also studying Spanish to work with a more diverse population. She and her husband operate an orchard. Renfroe, 20, aspires to be an entrepreneur, and has started a retail, consultation and investor-funded patent development business. –The Chronicle

P.E.O. Scholarships OMAK — Taija-Rae Moore, a graduate of Okanogan High School, and Jaime Dienst, who who graduated from Omak on June 12, received scholarships from Chapter DB of P.E.O. McFadden awarded OKANOGAN — Carla McFadden, an Okanogan School District employee who works in the county juvenile detention education program, has been selected for a $750 scholarship. The Washington State Science Teachers Association selected her for the Peggy Vatter scholarship. Apple Ed Scholarships WENATCHEE — Several students from Okanogan County will receive scholarships from the Washington Apple Education Foundation. WAEF will provide 133 awards worth nearly $400,000 to 112 students. Local recipients are: Andrew Grillo - The 2010 Tonasket High School graduate

Community/Obituaries• A11 attend WSU. His parents are Aristeo and Evelia Maldonado. Ruth Ortiz - The Brewster graduate is a freshman at the University of Washington and will receive a Crane and Crane scholarship. Her mother is Margarita Villagrana. Sawyer Werner - The Oroville graduate will receive a scholarship in memory of Lester Woda and will attend WSU. His parents are Richard and Celia Werner. Sydney McHugo - The 2010 Brewster High School graduate received the Delmar Smith Memorial scholarship sponsored by the Washington State Horticultural Association to use at the University of Idaho. Her parents are Robert and Alisia Foyle. Veronica Puente - The Tonasket graduate will receive a Wilbur Ellis Co. scholarship for the second consecutive year and will return to WSU in the fall. Her parents are Juan and Maria Puente.

received a scholarship in memory of Lester Woda. He will attend Washington State University. His parents are Gary and Belinda Grillo. Hannah Tomlinson - Two scholarships, Wenatchee Traffic Association and Valent USA. She is a second year WAEF scholarship recipient and graduated from Tonasket High School in 2008. Her parents are Craig and Kathy Tomlinson. Janette Mariscal - The Brewster graduate will receive a Crane and Crane scholarship for a second year will use the award at WSU. Her parents are J. Guadalupe Mariscal and Maria Guadalupe Montavalo. John "Randy" Wise - The 2009 Oroville graduate received renewal of a Don Morse Memorial scholarship sponsored by Chelan Fruit. He attends Central Washington University. His parents are John and Amy Wise. Lucio Maldonado - The Tonasket graduate received three scholarships, Blue Bird Inc., Doug Zahn Memorial and Lester Woda Memorial. He will

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In Remembrance Delaine Marcels Todd, 60 Delaine Marcels Todd was born to Harley and Marcels Johnsen on October 24, 1949, in Seattle, Wash. She went home to be with the Lord June 23, 2010. On that day she slipped from death into a glorious life where there is no more sorrow or suffering. only the fullness of joy that comes with being in the presence of God. Jesus, who promises that He will never leave us or forsake us, was there to take her home. She will be there with her Lord and Savior, and her earthly father, and will be waiting at the gate for us when we take our final journey home. Oh, what blessed peace and joy she has today. The suffering from the awful disease that took her is over. She is survived by her husband, Rick Todd of Tonasket, Wash.; two sons, Steven King of Vancouver, Wash., and Travis White of Medford, Ore.; four daughters, Angela Buri of Colfax, Wash., Sherrie and Krystal White of Oregon City, Ore., and Cassandra Todd, also of Oregon City; her mother, Marcels Johnsen of Tonasket, Wash.; her brother, Dennis Johnsen, also of Tonasket; and three sisters, Donna Todd of Gladstone, Ore., Dixie Roth of Tonasket, Wash., and Darlene Trevino of Oregon City,

Ore. She has 9 grandchildren and numerous other relatives, too many to mention. Delaine graduated from Oregon City High School in 1967. Her first job was at Product Engineering Company in Portland, where her father and brother worked. She worked for Precision Cast parts for 15 years, then moved to Tonasket, Wash., and rode with her husband, Rick, who is a long haul truck driver. They took their two cats with them; Smokey and Tiny. Tiny was her baby. She bottle-fed her every hour until she was old enough to eat on her own.

Delaine liked to crochet and do crafts. She loved to bake. She loved being around babies. She loved horses. She liked to pan for gold. She was as strong as any man and worked alongside of her husband on their 10 acres, cutting wood, planting and doing all the things that needed to be done. She was always in a hurry to get things done. Maybe she knew she wasn't going to have as much time to get everything done that she wanted to do. She kept her sense of humor right up to the end. She was one tough girl, but as tough as she was on the outside, she was that soft on the inside. She didn't like to say "I love you" but she showed it by what she did for you. She was always ready to help when someone needed her. She was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in February of this year. She did not fear death but rather embraced it because of her faith in Jesus Christ. She was strong right up to the last minute of life and showed us not only how to live with dignity but how to die with it as well. Today her greatest desire would be to see all of those who love her surrender their lives to Christ so that one day she will see you once again in eternity.

Reona Marie Layton, age 77 Reona Marie Layton 2-6-1933 - 6-20-2010 Reona, mostly known as Renee, has become a full time angel after 77 years of practice. She passed away in her home in Riverside, Wash., with family at her side on June 20. Renee was born to Edna and Arnold Englund Sr. in Rainier, Wash. Renee has three brothers, Jim, Arnold Jr. and David. She went through High School in Rainier, where she met and married her sweetheart, Eugene Layton, in April of 1951. Renee and Eugene had three children together; Guy, Debbie and Darla. They lived on a family farm in Rainier while they raised the three kids. Renee worked as an operation manager at a local Bank in Yelm, Wash., for several years. Renee and Gene made many memories together as they were successful entrepreneurs. They owned and operated a tavern, apartments, family farm and rentals all at once while raising three children in Rainier. She and Gene then moved to Liberia, Africa, for a few years where Gene was a manager of a logging operation. Renee was involved with the local culture and native people during that

time. Renee and Gene then moved to Conconully, Wash., where they owned and operated Jack’s RV Park for 5 years. Renee was a lifetime member of the Rainier Sportsman Club as well as a member of the Ora Yarwood Orthopedic Auxillary where she embraced many friends while helping to raise funds for the Orthopedic Hospital in Seattle. Renee loved to celebrate all occasions with family and friends. She was an avid bowler, golfer, and collector of many things. She loved to play bingo and be with her grandchildren. She was always referred to as the best cook around.

She was known for her wonderful pies, holiday spreads, and Renee’s Beanies. Renee will be greatly missed and often remembered for her wit, smile, sparkle in her eyes and warm embrace. She was preceded in death by her Dad, Arnold Englund, Sr. She is survived by her husband of 59+ years, Eugene Layton of Riverside; her three children, Guy Layton and wife, Sherise Layton of Conconully, Debbie Heymann and husband, John Heymann of Yelm, and Darla Cirame and husband, Joe Cirame of Omak; her mother, Edna Bier of Riverside; her three brothers, Jim Englund of Green Valley, Ariz., Arnold Englund, Jr. of Glasgow, Mont., and David Englund of Rainier, Wash.; her four grandchildren, Rick Layton of Tacoma, Ryan Layton of Conconully, Billy Collins of Wasilla, Alaska, and Jessie Engelund of Spokane. She is also survived by her 7 precious grandchildren whom she cherished every day. Reona is gone from our sight but forever in our hearts. Family and friends will be celebrating Reona's life on Saturday, July 17, 2010, at the Eagles in Okanogan from noon to 2 p.m.

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Downtown Riverside Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Worship Service: 11 a.m. Pastor Rick Mclaughlin 509-826-1269

Welcomes You: Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Wednesday Prayer and Praise, 7 p.m. Wednesday Youth Night, 6:30 p.m. 620 W. Ridge Dr. • 509-826-4141

Central Ave and Birch St. Reverend Ken Peterson Youth Leader: Lance O’Dell Worship 9:30 a.m. and Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Sunday school K-5 9:30 a.m. Child care provided Church: 509-826-1290

Our Savior Lutheran

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St. Anne's Episcopal

First Baptist of Okanogan

Worship: 10 a.m. No Sunday School Junior Church and Nursery Pastor Chris Warren

Minister: Deacon Brian Bowes • 509-422-2652

2262 Burton, Okanogan Sunday School 9 a.m. Worship 10 a.m. Fellowship 11 a.m. with refreshments

5th and Tyee, Okanogan Sunday Services: 10 a.m. Bible Study 11 a.m. Worship Al Davis- 509-422-3086 or 509-486-0912

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Omak Seventh Day Adventist Church 425 W. 2nd Ave., Omak • 509-826-1770 Pastor Jeff Crain • Everyone welcome! Saturday 10:20 a.m.- 11:15 a.m. Study 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Worship Listen on 680 KOMW Saturdays, 1 p.m. Christian School, call for information

Brewster Congregation Brewster Grange Hall, Hwy. 97 (South of Brewster) Sunday Bible Study- 9 a.m. Sunday Worship Service- 10 a.m. 509-449-3085 • 509-682-4709

Cornerstone Christian Fellowship

Faith Missionary Baptist Church

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church

A Free Methodist Church

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

CROSSROADS CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP FOURSQUARE CHURCH Sunday a.m.- 10 a.m. Pastor George Conkle 415 S. Whitcomb Ave., Tonasket Phone- 509-486-2000

Pastor: Dr. Mick Green Assoc. Pastor: Mike McCune Assistant Pastor: Linda Green

Worship Services- 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. 9:45 a.m. Fellowship Sunday School Riverside and Locust, Omak • 826-2061

First Presbyterian Church Omak

New Fellowship Baptist

Presbyterian Church of Okanogan

102 4th Ave. W., Omak • 509-826-2311 Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Adult Bible Study: 9:45 a.m. Worship: 11 a.m. God 101: Wednesdays 7-8 p.m. Visitors Welcome • Pastor Kevin Schnake

Sunday: 10:30 a.m. worship Children’s Sunday School- 10 a.m. 11:30 a.m. fellowship

Ridge Drive at Emery • Omak 509-826-5815 Abundant Life Fellowship Foursquare Church

327 Rose • 509-422-3784 Sunday Morning Worship- 10:45 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Wednesday Night Teen Challenge Bible Studies Chosen, Adopted, and Free

Tonasket Free Methodist Church

Coffee Fellowship — 10 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service — 10:30 a.m. Life Groups- In homes during week Children’s Church and Nursery Provided Pastor Chad Jeffreys • 46 Hopfer Road, Omak — 509-826-4734

1 Stanton Loop Road, Tonasket

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509-486-2194 Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9 a.m. Awana Club Prek - 5th Sunday

111 John St., Okanogan Worship: 10:45 a.m., Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday Awana Club 6 p.m. 422-1021 or 422-0732 • Pastor Gary Logue

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Sunday Mass 11 a.m. - St. Joseph’s 1st and 2nd Sunday of each month at St. Mary’s Through months of March and October Youth Group • Choir • Cursillo Pastor, Father Jake Morton, S.J. 323 Edmonds St., Omak • 509-826-6401


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United Methodist Church New Hope Chapel Pentecostal Church of God 114 W. Bartlett, Omak Sunday Morning 10 a.m. • Sunday Evening 7 p.m. Wednesday Night Bible Study: 7 p.m. Fourth Saturday of the month, 6 p.m. Gospel Jam, bring your instrument and join in. Pastor: JC Baughman 509-422-2402

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News • The Chronicle •June 30, 2010 inflation and property values. Money from A1 The state collects about 40

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The situation was discovered during the relicensing project for Wells Dam. Douglas County PUD owns all Pateros and Brewster waterfront, taking revenue away from the cities and county. Howe said she and Councilman George Brady complained to Douglas PUD that they were not receiving compensation, but PUD officials told them the utility is paying the privilege tax for that very reason. When Douglas County PUD remits the money to the state, officials have pooled those funds with the Okanogan County PUD funds instead of keeping them separate. Therefore, Okanogan County officials have no idea how much of the yearly PUD payments are from Douglas County PUD. Douglas officials said they sent nearly $115,000 to the state this year, similar to amounts of several years previous. The amount has changed over the years, depending on

Flight from A1 trip as an opportunity to meet other veterans who know and understand what they’ve experienced. Wallace, who was 21 at the time he entered the service, saw little action during the war. “We flew several raids over Iwo Wallace Jima,” he said. “I was in only one skirmish – Japanese Zeros flew down through our squadron.” Wallace’s unit was moved to Hawaii in 1945 after blowing a tire on the runway. That incident kept him from seeing action in The Philippines. “We waited out the rest of the war in Hawaii,” he said, noting he earned his sergeant stripes close to the end of the war. The war ended a lot differently for Strong, a private first class. Strong, then 17, started out the war in New Zealand, stationed in the same unit as his brother. In 1943, he unit was part of the Battle for Tarawa. That battle had Marines wading ashore at a tiny island

Elkhorn from A1 Each week, children (even those needing help from parents) and teenagers can answer questions about the story and submit their answers to The Chronicle. Young readers who answer questions correctly for all eight chapters will be entered in a drawing to win a trail ride from Eden Valley Guest Ranch east of Oroville. Sunrise Chevrolet is also sponsoring a drawing contest. Entry forms are available from the car dealership at 726

percent, sending the rest (about $75,000 this year) to Okanogan County. Most of the money was meant to stay with the county because it owned the majority of the affected shoreline, around 50 miles, with Pateros and Brewster only using about two miles of that. If the average since 1960 was $50,000 per year from the state, that would mean $2.5 million came to the county that was not split with Pateros and Brewster. Of that, approximately4 percent (the total of shoreline occupied by the cities) would be $100,000 in 50 years that should have gone to the cities. The actual amount has not yet been determined. County Commissioner Andy Lampe said the situation is unique in the state, where a PUD pays mitigation to two counties (Okanogan and Chelan) to which it does not provide power. The Okanogan County PUD does get a share of Wells Dam power. County Treasurer Leah McCormack said her hands are tied since commissioners vote on how to designate funds and the law obligates her to follow that. Lampe said the county and affected cities will discuss how to resolve the issue, but he said he doesn’t think the decision will be retroactive. Department of Revenue officials have indicated they will not break up the funds on their end, Lampe said. Officials confirmed that Douglas County PUD has made the payment for 50 years, Howe said. Pateros city officials consulted with the Association of Washington Cities, which suggested negotiating with the Okanogan County commissioners; a meeting is scheduled for July 26. Howe said she didn’t know if Pateros would ask for some kind of reimbursement, but wants future payments. Brewster Mayor Lee Webster said he’s most interested in concentrating on the future, especially since Okanogan County’s finances are no better than Brewster’s. Webster said city officials will meet with commissioners in August.

How to get aboard The Chronicle SPOKANE – The Honor Flight program has several trips planned from the Pacific Northwest to Washington, D.C., yet this year. Upcoming Inland Northwest Honor Flights are scheduled for July 8, Aug. 8 and Sept. 10. Flights are also planned for October and November. The flights, hotel rooms and related costs are covered by donations to Honor Flight, Inland Northwest coordinator Tony Lamanna said. Lamanna, at 509-220-2195, can be contacted to make donations to Honor Flight or obtain applications. The application and other information also are available on the Internet at occupied by about 2,000 Imperial Japanese troops, he said. “They said it’d take us 1,000 years to take it – we took it in 76 hours,” he said, adding: “It was a bloody, bloody battle.” From there, Strong made a hop to Hawaii before being sent to Saipan. Strong His unit was among those storming the island on June 15, 1944. Strong, an Omak native, made it to the island safely. But on the second day, shrapnel

from an artillery shell ended his duty in Saipan. Strong was promoted to corporal near the end of the war and received a medical discharge. Although the men both served on Saipan, their paths never crossed during the war. At home in Omak, though, both have been very active over the years. And both relish the thought of being able to share their wartime experiences with soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen taking part in the Honor Flight program this summer. Looking back on his time in the service, Strong said: “It was a heck of an adventure for a 17-year-old kid.”

Okoma Drive; The Chronicle, 618 Okoma Drive; and area libraries. Children can draw their favorite characters from the story and submit their artwork to Sunrise or to The Chronicle, where it will be displayed. Sunrise General Manager Jason Bernica will judge the entries, and winners of four age groups will receive books courtesy of the Omak Public Library. Bernica said his company is committed to helping children get a good education, and being able to read is a major requirement of education.

He said his company is proud to sponsor programs. Omak Librarian Sharon Reddick agreed. “The library is proud to be a partner in The Chronicle’s promotion to encourage children to read during the summer,” Reddick said. The library system also is sponsoring a summer reading program, “Make a Splash . . . Read!” Area libraries are encouraging children to attend events, read and earn a small incentive for their efforts, Reddick said.

Board: The drought is over The Chronicle YAKIMA — The drought is over. The International Osoyoos Lake Board of Control last week rescinded its previous drought declaration because of abovenormal June rainfall in the upper Okanagan Valley watershed in British Columbia. Water held back at Zosel Dam at the foot of Lake Osoyoos in response to the drought declaration now will be released, according to the state Department of Ecology, which owns the dam in Oroville. The lake straddles the border. The declaration affects regulation of the lake and downstream flows in the Okanogan River. Drought is declared in the region when one of three conditions is met. In this case, the declaration came because the flow in the Similkameen River was expected to be less than 1 million acre-feet between April and July. As of June 17, the National Weather Service predicts flows will be at 1.17 million acre-feet this year. In accordance with the

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Water rushes through the gates of Chief Joseph Dam near Bridgeport. international board’s approval, the lake level will be lowered back to the normal operating level of 911.5 feet elevation by July 13 and maintained until the end of October. The international board governs how the lake’s level is regulated on both sides of the border. Coordination among local natural resources agencies, downstream users, and Canadian authorities will determine at what rate the lake

is lowered. Since the lake is below 912.4 feet, the process of lowering the lake less than a foot should be gradual, state officials said. “The weather in the area continues to provide some uncertainty,” Ecology Water Resources Program spokesman Al Josephy said. “For instance, the Similkameen River influences flows in the Okanogan River and when it is high, as it is now, it forces the levels of Osoyoos to rise unpredictably.”

Fairies draw 200-plus By Cheryl Schweizer Chronicle correspondent CARLTON – There were two purposes behind last weekend’s 10th annual Human and Fairy Relations Congress: To have some fun with the idea of the supernatural and make a serious attempt to get in touch with Mother Nature and some of her friends. The three-day event, held at the Skillitude Conference Center west of town, included a parade and music at the “fairy and human dance” on Saturday night, workshops covering subjects ranging from plant

remedies and magic to “partnering with the nonphysical, subtle world” and figuring out how to get in touch with dragons. “Expanding our Capacities as Conduits of Loving Energy” was the conference theme. The human connection to water was the subject of some workshops and a “water ceremony” was held to mitigate the environmental damage from the British Petroleum oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Participants were trying to promote “awareness of and connection to that which is seen and unseen,” said Sage Premoe

of Viola, Idaho. About 200 people attended, most from the Pacific Northwest, but they came from as far away as Virginia and New York. “A gathering of light hearts,” Premoe said. Founder Michael Pilarski, Tonasket, said he was trying to show participants “another way of living, another way of thinking.” Organizer Jan Kinsey, Seattle, said he was trying to show participants how to work with nature, and “listen” to the world around them in new ways.

Holiday brings early Chronicle deadlines OMAK — The Chronicle will have early deadlines this week because of the Fourth of July holiday. Our offices will be closed Friday, July 2. Deadlines for the July 7 issue are: • Special sections and directories — 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 30. • Calendar of events — 4 p.m. Wednesday,

Skeeters from A1 Echoing the feeling of many others, Danae Parsons just replied, “noooooooooooooooo.” On June 21, officials in Grant County identified West Nile virus in a mosquito near

Trial from A1 Mathis was sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of first-degree aggravated murder. Richards was convicted of

June 30. • News submissions and letters to the editor — Noon Thursday, July 1. • Classified and display advertising — 3 p.m. Thursday, July 1. The deadline for classified and legal advertising and obituaries will not change. It remains at 10 a.m. Monday, July 5.

the Winchester Wasteway, about 120 miles south of Omak. While waiting for the spray date to come, folks should make sure they use repellent, keep window screens intact, wear long sleeves and pants, and stay indoors at dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most active, a

state Department of Health announcement said. Any standing water in buckets or fountains should be removed or replaced, rain gutters should be cleaned and leaky faucets should be fixed to prevent eggs from surviving, the announcement said.

second-degree murder. They were also guilty of first-degree manslaughter for the death of Kitterman’s unborn son. Phillips pleaded guilty in an agreement for a reduced

sentence to first-degree murder and first-degree manslaughter. He testified against Mathis and Richards, and is expected to take the stand against HirstPavek.

A Healthy Home Simple steps to make your home a safer and healthier place. 1. Keep it Dry Prevent water from entering your home through leaks in your roof and windows. Check your interior plumbing and the drainage around your home for any leaking. 2. Keep it Clean Control the source of dust and contaminants by creating smooth and cleanable surfaces, reducing clutter, and using effective cleaning methods. 3. Keep it Safe Store poisons out of the reach of children. Store firearms unloaded and locked. Secure loose rugs and keep children’s play areas free from hard or sharp surfaces. Install and test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and keep fire extinguishers on hand. Check the recall list to make sure toys and other products are safe to use. 4. Keep it Aired-Out Open windows and use fans to ventilate bathrooms and kitchens. Air out the whole house to supply fresh air and reduce the concentration of contaminants in the home.

5. Keep it Pest-free All pests look for food, water, and shelter, so seal cracks and openings throughout the home and store food in pest-resistant containers. If needed, use sticky-traps and baits, and place them out of the reach of children. 6. Keep it Toxic-free Store pesticides and other chemicals in locked cabinets out of children’s reach. Test your home for radon, a naturally occurring dangerous gas. Reduce lead-related hazards in pre-1978 homes by fixing deteriorated paint, and keeping floors and window areas clean using a wet cloth. 7. Keep it Well-Maintained Inspect, clean, and repair your home routinely. Take care of minor repairs and problems before they become large repairs and problems.

For more information on how to make your home a safer and healthier place, visit:

Okanogan County Public Health, 1234 South 2nd Ave., Okanogan• 509-422-7140



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Ever since the beginning of Omak’s Family Medical Center in 1958, the clinic has experienced a lot of change, including the merge with Wenatchee Valley Medical Center (WVMC) in 1985. One thing that has not changed is the strong commitment we have to the communities of Okanogan County. You are our friends, family and neighbors and we want to make sure you are receiving quality health care in a friendly and caring atmosphere close to home. With our association with WVMC, we have been able to host 33 different physicians and mid-levels representing 15 different specialty departments in Omak so that our patients do not have to travel to Wenatchee for their specialty visits. We’re proud of our association with WVMC and we’re honored to ser ve your medical needs together.


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Lewis golfs to first Staggs earns MVP at all-state game Ryder Lewis, Omak, won his age division and was second overall during his first Washington Junior Golf Association tournament June 23 at Meadow Wood Golf Course in Spokane. Lewis, 15, shot an even par 72 over 18 holes for first in his age 14-15 Lewis division. He was second overall among 70 golfers age 14 to 17. Lewis, who will be a sophomore at Omak High School, qualified for the Junior World Qualifier, 36 holes June 30 at Olympia’s Tumwater Valley Golf Course. Only 54 golfers statewide qualified for the qualifier, where the Top 4 advance to the Junior World tournament July 13 in San Diego, Calif. He is the son of Brian and Rachell Lewis and grandson of Jim and Linda Lewis. ◆◆◆◆◆ Kara Staggs, Okanogan, was named most valuable player for her East class 1A team after scoring 11 points to go with five rebounds and four assists June 19 at the Staggs 14th annual 2010 Washington All-State Girl’s Basketball games. Staggs hit 3-of-4 threepoint shots in the game played at West Valley High School in Spokane. Also playing for the East were Moyatat Bell-Bart, a senior at Lake Roosevelt, Leah Newell, a senior at Cascade, and Gaby Gonzalez, a sophomore at Cashmere. Only a select group of players throughout the state were invited to participate in this prestigious event. East teams won all three all-star games. She is the daughter of Marty and Stephani Staggs. ◆◆◆◆◆ An Okanogan boys basketball team has lost but two games this summer at various tournaments. The lone losses were to Colville and East Valley at a Reardan tournament earlier this month where they went 4-2. Okanogan’s incoming coach, Mike Carlquist, has been coaching the team. Later this summer the team will play at Lake Carlquist Roosevelt, Lakeside and Medical Lake. ◆◆◆◆◆ North Central Washington will be represented by the Shooting Starz at the National AAU Girls 11-under Basketball National Tournament from June 28-July 2. The team includes Alexis Romero and Janice Romero, Omak; Jordyn Boesel and Jill Townsend, Okanogan; Keanna Egbert and Jocelyn Moore, Coulee Dam; Peyton Oules, Brewster; Erin Johnson, Kettle Falls; and Emma Stockholm, Chelan. Bryan Boesel, Okanogan, is the coach for the team that

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Court steps down as Mountain Lion coach Fink picked to take over girls basketball By Al Camp The Chronicle WINTHROP – Evan “Deed” Fink will replace Ashley Court as the Liberty Bell girls basketball coach this winter. Court, 65, coached the team for two years but has been coaching at various levels for 20 years. Court said he stepped down to spend more time with his four children and 11 grandchildren. “I kind of slipped in the back door” to the high school coaching position after Mike

Bourn retired after 17 years, Court said. Bourn was not a teacher, so the position could not be advertised as a coaching and teaching position. “Without a teaching position open at the school, they pretty much had to advertise locally,” Court said. He recently returned from a trip to California, where he went to see Kimber in Santa Barbara and Brian in Long Beach plus Bryce in Garden Valley in Idaho. Kerby, the family’s youngest, lives in Surrey, B.C.

Court said coaching basketball ties a person down for six months – four during the winter high school season and two during Court summer tournaments and camps. “It’s unfortunate girls in the local area are not more dedicated to basketball,” Court said of helping reduce summer travel and gaining experience. “We could not even get a summer league going.”

Court also has been kept busy remodeling his house. That includes new siding, roof, windows and extending the back of the house. “There’s been a constant flow of people,” he said. Court graduated from Liberty Bell High School in 1963 and Eastern Oregon University with a general studies degree. After college, he taught two years for the Mountain Lions while also coaching football and boys basketball. Court needed some money after getting married and took a mill job in LaGrande, Ore. Just eight days on the job, he cut off

the ends two fingers on his right hand. But that did not keep him from playing basketball in college. Though he is retiring at the high school level, Court said he likes working with younger players and might work at the grade school or junior high level, where the season is only a couple months. Fink had been coaching the seventh grade girls basketball team. “I enjoyed coaching,” Court said. “The girls were a fun bunch to watch. Even though it takes a lot of time, it still gets in your blood. I definitely will miss it.”

Bacon sizzles riding an ATV Montana riders take motorcycle firsts By Brenda Starkey The Chronicle

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Darrin Metcalf, Midway, B.C., takes a turn ahead of Kevin Fletcher, Omak, as stock mowers race modified machines during a 15-lap exhibition main at the third annual Republic Motorcycle Rally Friday, June 25 at the Ferry County Fairgrounds. Metcalf went on to devlop mechanical problems and Fletcher finished second behind Mike Rader, Omak.

Cuttin’ up in Republic Rader, Metcalf claim first-place trophies By Brenda Starkey The Chronicle REPUBLIC – Mike Rader, Omak, and Darrin Metcalf, Midway, B.C., took home championship honors at lawn mower racing at the third annual Republic Motorcycle Rally Friday evening. Metcalf and three other Eagle Raceway stock car drivers competed in stock lawnmower competition while four Omak men raced modified mowers. After both main events, the modified mowers finished at the head of the pack in a twoclass exhibition race with Rader taking first place and Kevin Fletcher finishing second. Stock Heat: 1, Glen Corfe, Rock Creek, B.C., No. 41. 2, Darrin

Metcalf, Midway, B.C., No. 11X. 3, Dan Stillings, Republic, No. 15. 4, Calvin Metcalf, Midway, B.C., No. 12. Main: 1, Darrin Metcalf, Midway, B.C., No. 11X. 2, Glen Corfe, Rock Creek, B.C., No. 41. 3, Calvin Metcalf, Midway, B.C., No. 12. Modified Heat: 1, Mike Rader, Omak, No. 79. 2, Kevin Fletcher, Omak, No. 80. 3, Dave Covey, Omak, No. 45. 4, Rick Golleher, Omak, No. 83. Main: 1, Mike Rader, Omak, No. 79. 2, Dave Covey, Omak, No. 45. 3, Kevin Fletcher, Omak, No. 80. 4, Rick Golleher, Omak, No. 83.

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Travis Bacon, Republic, takes a corner in front of Ken Enquest Sr., Newport, during the quad main event at flat track racing at the 3rd annual Republic Motorcycle Rally Saturday, June 26.

REPUBLIC – Hometown favorite Travis Bacon snagged first place on his ATV while Wyatt Anderson, Colbert; and Tyler Clark, Missoula, Mont., finished at the top of the American Motorcycle Association points battle in flat track racing that entertained the crowd at the third annual Republic Motorcycle Rally Saturday, June 26. Dan Gay, another local rider, took two second-place finishes and a third-place. Race 1 Heat Open MC; 1, Wyatt Anderson, Colbert, No. 90. 2, Ann Peterson, Missoula, MT, No. 57. 3, Warren Ostrom, Cusick, No. 71m. Vintage Open: 1, Tom Simpson, Kirklans, No. 64. Vintage Twin: 1, Lawrence Bertrand, Edmonton, Alberta, No. 87. Main Open MC; 1, Wyatt Anderson, Colbert, No. 90. 2, Warren Ostrom, Cusick, No. 71m. 3, Ann Peterson, Missoula, MT, No. 57. Vintage Open: 1, Tom Simpson, Kirklans, No. 64. Vintage Twin: 1, Lawrence Bertrand, Edmonton, Alberta, No. 87. Race 2 Heat 450cc: 1, Wyatt Anderson, Colbert, No. 90. 2, Dan Gay, Republic, No. 27. Main 450cc: 1, Wyatt Anderson, Colbert, No. 90. 2, Dan Gay, Republic, No. 27. Race 3 Heat 250cc: 1, 1, Wyatt Anderson, Colbert, No. 90. +40MC: 1, Jack Darling, Couer d’Alene, ID, No. 60. 2, Warren Ostrom, Cusick, No. 71m. 3, Dan Gay, Republic, No. 27. 4, Lawrence Bertrand, Edmonton, Alberta, No. 87. 5, Pat Keegan, Soap Lake, No. 54. Main 250cc: 1, 1, Wyatt Anderson, Colbert, No. 90. +40MC: 1, Jack Darling, Couer d’Alene, ID, No. 60. 2, Warren Ostrom,

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Clark, Carter honored as Chesaw Rodeo grand marshals Dance kicks off Fourth of July rodeo weekend in the highlands By Al Camp The Chronicle CHESAW – C&C Rodeo Co. stock contractors Red Clark and Harold Carter will be honored for their long service to rodeo as grand marshals of the 68th annual Chesaw Fourth of July Rodeo. Clark, 79, started his stock contractor career in 1963 in Utah, Chesaw Rodeo Club Secretary Mildred Leslie said. After moving to Washington, he and Carter hooked up and formed a partnership about 25 years ago. “He is the father of six girls and grandfather to many,” Leslie said. “He is still doing rodeos, supplying his stock and working as a pick-up man.” Clark lives in Ford with his wife, Sandy. Carter, 76, was born in Chelan. “He claims to be older than dirt,” Leslie said. Carter started his rodeo

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” career in high school, riding bulls and bareback horses while also steer dogging, Leslie said. He graduated from high school in Arcadia, Calif., in 1954, then joined the Army as a paratrooper. He later moved with his wife, Peggy, to Chelan and joined the Chelan Rodeo Rustlers, where he served as president for many years, Leslie said. In the 1960s, Carter, Joe Kelsey, Ralph McLean and others founded the Washington

Rodeo Association that would become the Professional Washington Rodeo Association. “He has also owned his own long-haul truck-driving business until health forced him to sell it,” Leslie said. “He is the father of four stepchildren and two daughters.” Carter lives in Spokane with his daughter, Tena. As for so many years, C&C Rodeo Co. will provide stock to the rodeo that starts at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 4. Rodeo weekend festivities start with a dance from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, July 3, at the Rodeo Hall (Quonset Hut). Music will be by Powder River. On rodeo day, small sports for children and adults start at 10 a.m. in the arena. No prior sign-up is required. There is no entry fee. Sports include nail driving, suicide foot race and egg toss.

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Red Clark, left, and Harold Carter tend their stock during a Chesaw Rodeo. They will be grand marshals this year.

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Pendergraft leads team to Hoopfest first ‘Mr. Zag’ named MVP of elite division By Al Camp The Chronicle SPOKANE – Brewster’s David Pendergraft led the lone repeating championship team from 2009’s elite division at Hoopfest 2010 to victory. Hoopfest is the world’s largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament, which for the 21st year was played on streets of downtown Spokane. The 2009 champs in all three of Hoopfest’s elite divisions made it back to the finals Sunday, June 27, but only Team Tonicx won and made it two-in-a-row. Pendergraft scored 11 points as Team Tonicx won 21-11 over Team Bam Jam Boise in the over 6-foot division championship. At one point, the former Gonzaga University player scored five straight points en route to being named the division’s most valuable player. Team Tonicx did not allow a team to score more than 13 points the entire tournament. “I knew they beat teams decisively, but I did not know they held them to 13 or few points,” mother Lori

Chesaw From B1 Small sports ends with a tugo-war between those from Chesaw against others from outside the area. Clark and Carter will reign over the parade that goes through town and into the arena starting at 12:30 p.m. The rodeo starts at 1 p.m.

Pendergraft said. “There were a couple teams Saturday that they just smoked them.” While at Gonzaga (2008 grad), Pendergraft the 6-foot-6 redhead helped the Zags win four West Coast Conference titles and play in the NCCA tournament four times. The announcer introduced him as “Mr. Zag.” “He was quite the draw in Spokane,” Lori Pendergraft said. The Pendergraft family attended the tournament, where several teams from Brewster packed the bleachers to cheer on Pendergraft and his teammates. “It was thick down there,” Lori Pendergraft said of spectators. “Of course, it’s standing room only for Hoopfest anyway. But when they played on the street, it was 10 or more people deep stacked up to watch the court. It pretty

much shuts down that area.” Others on Pendergraft’s team included Erik Benzel, a Ferris High School and University of Denver standout (8 points in the finals), Daniel Haynes, University of Oregon football player (relieved the others while filling space and being physical underneath), and Mitch Holda, who played intramural sports at Gonzaga. “It’s been a great deal for Tonicx, a little bar up on the hill,” Lori Pendergraft said. “They got a lot of publicity for their $80 entry fee.” She said David’s team had a target on their backs this year after the victory last year. “This year, they knew they were talented,” she said of other teams. The finals were broadcast by KXLY television, which included former Seattle Sonic Shawn Kemp, who was there to promote his 3-on-3 professional league. “He was pretty impressed with the kids,” she said. “Watching him competitively all these years and still go over to Hoopfest and see him compete is still fun.,” Lori Pendergraft said. “Hoopfest is a huge deal for Spokane.”

with such events as cow riding, calf roping, saddle bronc and bareback riding. There will be a men’s wild cow milking and open barrel racing. During the rodeo, there will be a calf scramble for those age 12 and younger. No entry fee or prior signup. Competitors should wear clothes they are willing to get dirty. There will also be a chicken

chase with the chicken as a prize. Junior events include cow riding, calf roping and barrels. Junior competitors entered in senior events cannot compete in junior events. Books open June 25 and run each day 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. until events are filled. Call 509-4853223 to enter. There will be concessions and gate prizes.

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Members of the Sharp Shooter basketball team celebrates winning their division at Hoopfest last weekend. The players included Kanen Ables, Raven Bitonti, Dillon Carlton and Tre Marchand.

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Kayla Good does the backstroke during a four-team swim meet June 26 at Okanogan.

Swimmers make splash in Okanogan The Chronicle OKANOGAN – Methow Valley Swim Team won the boys title and the Brewster Bearacudas won the girls’ title during a four-team swim meet June 26 at the city pool. Special recognition was given to swimmers with the lowest times in all events. The young swimmers competed in four events while older swimmers competed in five events. Girls team scores: 1, Brewster Bearacudas 227. 2,

Methow Valley Swim Team 180. 3, Omak Mantarays 173. 4, Okanogan 44. Boys team scores: 1, Methow Valley Swim Team 195. 2, Omak Mantarays 187. 3, Okanogan 119. 4, Brewster Bearacudas 59. Combined team scores: 1, Methow Valley Swim Team 375. 2, Omak Mantarays 360. 3, Brewster Bearacudas 286. 4, Okanogan 163. Quadathlon winners: Girls 6 and under: 1, Diana Luna, Omak. Pentathlon winners:

Girls 7-8: 1, Evangeline Lamb, Omak. Boys 7-8: 1, Ethan Wall, MVST. Girls 9-10: 1, Tessa Orozco, Brewster. Boys 9-10: 1, Isaac Wall, MVST. Girls 11-12: Jerin Hennigs, Okanogan. Boys 11-12: 1, Leif Caesar, MVST. Girls 13-14: 1, Markie Miller, Brewster. Boys 13-14: 1, Hunter Bach, Brewster. Girls 15-18: 1, Rachel Sonneman, Brewster. Boys 15-18: 1, Adam Hein, Omak.

Canadian seniors take home hardware The Chronicle OKANOGAN – Canadians won two titles during the annual Senior Softball Tournament on June 26-27 at The Plex. The Kamloops Rattlers won the 65-and-over title with a 5-1 record, their lone loss being to the Kelowna 60s. The Kelowna 60s won the 60-and-over division with a 6-0 record. Both teams received championship shirts, spokeswoman Shirley Bowden said. “Our local North Country Pub team played some exciting games,” Bowden said. The Pub went 2-4 in the tournament, with several close losses. North Country Pub opened with a 22-20 win over the Wenatchee Merchants. Hitters: Dennis Brown 3-4, triple; Neil Riebe 3-4; Al Lashinski 3-4, triple: Walt Holcomb 3-4; Rich Bradshaw 3-5; Rick Halterman 3-5, double; Pat Zlateff 3-5; Terry Marchiney 3-5. The Kelowna 60s took out the Pub 18-6 in the second game Saturday. Hitters: Bradshaw 3-3; Brown 3-3; Zlateff 2-3, double; Riebe 2-3; Holcomb 2-3. D.K. Stanley from Buckley set back the Pub 19-16 in the third game of the day. Hitters: Brown 3-4, home run; Lee

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Walt Holcomb fields a softball at second base during tourney. Pilkinton 3-4; Roy Bowden 3-4; Al Lashinski 3-4; Holcomb 3-4; Halterman 2-3, triple; Al Camp 2-3; Bradshaw 3-5, 2 triples; Riebe 2-4; Marchiney 2-4; Mike Knowlton 2-4. In the fourth and final game Saturday, the Pub fell 25-24 in a marathon loss to Mr. Bees from Wenatchee, Shirley Bowden reported. Hitters: Riebe 4-5, double; Camp 45; Bradshaw 4-6; Pilkinton 4-6; Halterman 3-6, double; Brown 3-6, triple; Roy Bowden 3-6; Lashinski 3-5.

The Pub got back on the winning track with a 20-15 win over the Ogopogo 65s from Kelowna. Hitters: Riebe 4-4, triple; Zlateff 44, triple; Holcomb 3-3; Bradshaw 3-4, 2 triples; Halterman 3-4, triple; Bowden 3-4; Lashinski 3-4; Camp 2-3. In a heartbreaking loss, the Pub fell 25-24 to Kamloops. Hitters: Halterman 5-5, double; Pilkinton 4-5; Zlateff 4-5, double; Bowden 4-5, triple; Riebe 4-5; Lashinski 4-5, 2 doubles; Camp 3-4. Inner Selves

qualified by winning a Yakima AAU tournament in April, where they beat older teams. The girls may have been a little tired for opening ceremonies Sunday after arriving around midnight due to a flight delay in Denver. There are 124 teams and 1,200 girls from around the country competing in more than 400 games. ◆◆◆◆◆ The region was wellrepresented June 26 at the second annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon and 1/2 Marathon benefiting the American Cancer Society. In the marathon, Guadalupe Gonzalez, 26, Oroville, covered the marathon in three hours, 42 minutes and five seconds. He was the 444th finisher, 55th in his age division. Others in the marathon, which drew 4,080 runners, included Scott Griffith, 39, Republic, 4:39:26; Carlos J. Perez, 39, Twisp, 4:40.30; and Duane Nelson, 51, Winthrop, 4:57:17, In the half-marathon, runners from Omak and Inchelium stayed pretty close together. From Omak, Amy Porter, 40, finished in 1:57.47 while Tasha Perry, 24, finished in 2:10:57. From Inchelium, Chip Johnson, 35, finished in 1:57.56 3059, and Emily Johnson, 33, finished in 2:00:42. Cheerleaders and live bands lined the course as more than 27,000 participants ran from Tukwila to Seattle to raise more than $2.5 million. ◆◆◆◆◆ Benny and Alana Marchand are very busy people. Shortly after attending the Omak High School graduation, they jetted off to Los Angeles where they watched Game 7 of the NBA Finals where the Lakers edged the Boston Celtics for the championship.

“It was incredible,” Benny Marchand said. “We were two rows behind the Lakers bench off the floor. “We met some famous people and got a couple pictures of them,” Marchand said. “We had the time of our lives. Of course, our team won.” The Marchands, last weekend, was in Spokane for Hoopfest, where their son, Tre, played for the Sharp Shooters that won their age 8-9 division in sudden death overtime over the Vashon Pirate Boys. Also on the Sharpshooters, which Benny Marchand coached, were Kanen Ables, Raven Butonti and Dillon Carlton. The team is undefeated this year with titles also at May Day in Oroville and the Caribou Trail Junior Rodeo Association tournament in Omak. ◆◆◆◆◆ There is no way for me to find all of the region’s teams competing at Spokane’s Hoopfest on June 26-27, but I was able to track down that Past Primetime team from Tonasket, which finished first again against older competition. The team included James Helleson and Ken Michels, Tonasket, and Bill Jahr and Jim Jahr, from Wenatchee. Randy Hauff, Tonasket, played last year. Jim Jahr replaced him this year. Last year, the youngest member of the team was 59. I’m not sure how that went this year. Past Primetime won championship shirts in 1998, ‘99, ‘01, ‘02 and ‘09. Hard Naqs from Omak, which won shirts last year, finished third this year. Their lone losses were to teams that finished first and second. Hard Naqs this year included Isaac Bessette, Jake Chaney, Dakota Condon and Jordan George. Other teams I tracked down include: Omak squad: Oscar Churape, Raul Ibarra, Alejandro Martinez, Jose Luis Orozco.

Tonasket O Three: Jim Bobrik, Tucker Freeman, Joe Johnson, Zach Kuhlmann. Brewster (won consolation title): Josue Hernandez, Nyc McHugo, Carlos Renteria, Jessy Villalobos. Nespelem Savages (second in consolation bracket): Shawn Bradshaw, Ray Gooler, Brian Nissen, Eli Williams. Inchelium: Donny Carson, Jeramy Phillips, Guy Stensgar, Jake Warren. Feathers (3-2): Isaac Bessette, Aly Peone, Ryan Price, Jade Sargent. Sundayz Best (second in bracket): Lewis Adolph, Ambrose Bessette, Michael Cardona, Devin Palmanteer. Brew Mak: Willie Bessette, Rayce Emert, Raul Rios, Ernie Santos. Dynofunk (second in consolation bracket): Jordan Andersen, Ambrose Bessette, Matthew Brasch, Brennen Kaemingk on Dynofunk. Wounded Dinosaurs: Bob Dennis, Edwin Marchand, Kenneth Stanger, Willie Wonka Womer Baby Mammas (second in bracket): Samantha Dick, Kayla Flett, Hannah Hahn, Tara Marchand. Tacomak (2-2): P.J. Hargrove, Rod Hargrove, Brett Marchand, Cody Miller. Renegades: Duane Johnson, Edwin Marchand, Kevin Rosenbaum, Randy Tonasket. Beaver Creek: Tony Marchand, Dahntae St. Pierre, Cameron St. Pierre, Martin Stanley. Rez Jam: Jazmyne Marchand, Josh Mills, Tom Waters, Regine Willson. Greatest Ever: Brian Auld, Chance Carson, Kolby Marchand, Tori Wynecoop. Savviest (second in bracket): Kolby Marchand, Jerome McDonald, Eric Pakootas, Megan Parks. ◆◆◆◆◆ The Omak High School boys basketball team will take a field trip July 15-17 to compete in the Fire and Fall Back tournament in Spokane. The team will stay on the University of Gonzaga campus. “This is a new tournament for us, so I am not really sure what to expect, but it’s supposed to be a big one,” coach Lance O’Dell said. The tournament, which has been approved by the school, will include games at The Warehouse Athletic Facility, 800 N. Hamilton St.

Cycles From B1 Cusick, No. 71m. 3, Dan Gay, Republic, No. 27. 4, Lawrence Bertrand, Edmonton, Alberta, No. 87. 5, Pat Keegan, Soap Lake, No. 54. Race 4 Heat 450: 1, Tyler Clark, Missoula, MT, No. 44. 2, Eric Miletich, Kalispell, MT, No. 55. 3, Cody Peterson, Missoula, MT., No. 57. 4, Keith Anderson, Spokane, No. 12. Main 450: 1, Tyler Clark, Missoula, MT, No. 44. 2, Cody Peterson, Missoula, MT., No. 57. 3, Eric Miletich, Kalispell, MT, No. 55. 4, Keith Anderson, Spokane, No. 12. Race 5 Heat Quad Open: 1, Travis Bacon, Republic, No. 11. 2, Ken Enquest Sr, Newport, No. 92. Main Quad Open: 1, Travis Bacon, Republic, No. 11. 2, Ken Enquest Sr, Newport, No. 92. Race 6 Open Heat: 1, Tyler Clark, Missoula, MT, No. 44. 2, Cody Peterson, Missoula,

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Wednesday June 30

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday July 3

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

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

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

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

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Monday July 5

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

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

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

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Chapter One

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

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

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

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


By Sol Enticia Alhstraum

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Junk cars pay for fixing animals The Chronicle OKANOGAN – Veterinarians joined Colville Tribal Animal Control Officer Ken Miller on June 23 to celebrate a successful fundraising campaign for area spay and neuter programs. The project raised $5,000 through collection of junk vehicles, which were picked up all over the county and crushed at Randy’s Auto Parts and Towing. Randy’s sells the scrap metal on behalf of the program. “This service helps clean up the community,” Miller said. “And we are able to get animals fixed, so there are not as many unwanted animals running around. “It’s a great community service.” Louise Bishop of Omak added another $645 by hosting a yard and bake sale June 18-20 in Okanogan Legion Park. The funds will be used to help cover the cost of spaying and neutering dogs owned by low-income Colville Indian tribal members who cannot afford the surgery. The donations allow lowincome residents to pay $25 to have their dogs spayed or neutered, and the program covers the rest of the cost, which can exceed more than $100 per animal. The surgeries are completed at local veterinary clinics, which keeps the funds in the

REPUBLIC – Two men and a woman landed in jail last week after a real estate salesman found a home he was showing stripped of everything, including the kitchen sink. Steve Pina, 38, Wauconda; Paul Jessen, 47, Republic, and Leah Brown, 27, Wauconda, were booked into the Ferry County Jail after search warrants executed at two homes allegedly turned up some of the missing items, according to court documents. A real estate agent called the sheriff May 21 when he found a property on Old Swan Lake Road had been stripped of appliance, cabinets, plumbing fixtures and other items, according to court documents. Deputy Talon Venturo found one of three locked gates had

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Gary Lesamiz (from left), Okanogan Valley Veterinarian Clinic; Michael Marronie, OK-SNIP; Ken Miller, Colville tribal animal control officer; Carol Downey, Animal Hospital of Omak; Louise Bishop, community volunteer; and Lacey Jones, Animal Hospital of Omak, stand with the junk cars donated and crushed to raise funds for Miller’s spay and neuter program. community, Miller said. Junk vehicles may be donated by contacting Robert

Johnson at Randy’s, 2135 Elmway, or 509-422-3170. Donations are tax-deductible.

“I want to thank everyone who has donated to the program,” Miller said.

been unbolted at the hinges, allowing access to the property, court documents said. His real estate company had listing photos of the inside and outside of the house and outbuildings. Solar panels, a generator and batteries had been taken, along with batteries and a generator from an RV parked on the property, according to court records. Venturo saw a white pickup truck approaching the unbolted gate, and when the driver saw his patrol vehicle, began to back up, court documents said. He stopped the truck and found it was driven by Brown, who was the registered owner. Pina, who had two outstanding Ferry County warrants, was a passenger. He was taken into custody on the warrants, court records said. A search warrant was

executed on Brown’s Wauconda residence June 7. Many of the items listed in the search warrant were found throughout the property and residence and identified by the owner of the Old Swan Lake property, documents said. Pina was arraigned on charges of residential burglary, first-degree theft and first-degree malicious mischief June 18. Another search warrant was executed on Jessen’s White Tail Road home on June 18, after an unidentified source reported seeing items covered with a tarp on a piece of state land adjacent to his property. Helicopter searches failed to turn up the tarped items, but when deputies executed the search warrant on his property, they found kitchen cabinets, a kitchen sink and other items matching those missing from the home for sale, court papers

said. They also allegedly found building supplies, which were identified and returned to an area contractor, marijuana plants growing in the greenhouse, an assortment of illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia, and firearms and ammunition. Jessen was arrested June 18 and has been charged with firstdegree possession of stolen property and second-degree possession of a firearm by a felon. Brown was taken into custody June 23 and charged with residential burglary, firstdegree theft and first-degree malicious mischief. The charges against Jessen may be amended to include other charges as the investigation continues, Deputy Prosecutor Tom Brown said June 25.

Man caught riding bike near police station By Al Camp The Chronicle BREWSTER – A 20-yearold Brewster man rode his bicycle down the wrong alley earlier this month. Police thought William Luquin Xhurape had left the state. So officer Timothy A. Riebe was surprised to spot Xhurape

Criminal Cases From Okanogan County Superior Court records Neutz charged Thomas Baker Neutz, 47, was charged June 24 with second-degree malicious mischief. Neutz allegedly broke a phone during a confrontation with other jail inmates around 2 p.m. June 21. An inmate, Joshua Crump, said Neutz asked them to be quiet and said he was only going to be there one day. When Crump allegedly told Neutz he should not worry then, Neutz allegedly head-butted Crump. Several other inmates came to Crump’s assistance. Neutz then attempted to call 911 on a pay phone that accepted only credit cards. When he could not reach 911, Neutz allegedly slammed the receiver on the cradle, damaging the phone and cords, court records said. Neutz denied touching Crump, who had photographs taken of his injuries, which included a small cut on his forehead. Neutz allegedly was found with some marks and a little blood on the side of his face. Harassment alleged Vincent Earl Archer, 31, Riverside, was charged June 23 with harassment — threats to kill. Archer allegedly threatened to use an AK-47 rifle on his neighbors June 17. The Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office allegedly found two women who heard Archer threaten them. A woman said she saw a man throw garbage on her property and allegedly say he should go to her residence and use an AK-47 on her and another woman at the residence, court records said. The woman called 911. She and a boyfriend later put the garbage back on the suspect’s property. The women alleged a man at the residence threatened to hit them with metal pipes.

BELLINGHAM – U.S. District Court Judge Frem Nielsen has sentenced a Canadian convicted of smuggling cocaine into Eastern Washington and trading in Omak to nearly five years in federal prison. Michael B. Yuill, 37, was arrested Oct. 2 carrying 80 pounds of cocaine at Spokane International Airport. Court records show he told federal agents that he rented cars at the airport to bring the cocaine to Omak to trade for marijuana. During a sentencing hearing June 23, federal prosecutors alleged he was responsible for smuggling 10 times the amount of cocaine he had on him when he was arrested, making him eligible for a sentence of 84-105 months. Nielsen sentenced Yuill to 57 months and five years of probation. Yuill, a divorced father of two, pleaded guilty in February to the smuggling charge.

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June 16 riding a bicycle in the alley behind the police station. Xhurape was arrested. He was charged June 21 in Okanogan County Superior Court with residential burglary, third-degree theft and thirddegree malicious mischief. Xhurape and another man allegedly were spotted entering the apartment of Ataide GamezAspuro Feb. 27, 2009, on

Griggs Avenue. A PlayStation 3 was stolen. Police found entry was through a broken window. Blood found on a blind was sent to the State Crime Lab. A passing female allegedly told Gamez-Aspuro who had broken into his apartment. Brewster police obtained a warrant and obtained DNA from Xhurape, who was in jail.

An April 30 report from the crime lab said the DNA taken from Xhurape matched the blood at the burglary scene with a probability of 1 in 2.4 billion, court records said. Police were not able to locate Xhurape, who allegedly had left a couple weeks earlier for either Mississippi or Texas. Xhurape would not talk to police.

Archer told a deputy the garbage allegedly was from the women’s property and he was returning it. He denied talking to anyone. Another person at Archer’s residence allegedly heard someone say weapons would be the end of it all. A woman at the residence asked that one of the women at the other residence be arrested for spitting. Deputies found Archer had a previous arrest for threats to kill. At that time a firearm was found. As Archer was taken to booking, he allegedly said if he was put in jail with the general population, he would knock out the first person he saw. True charged Beau Brandon True, 25, Omak, was charged June 23 with harassmentthreats to kill and second-degree assault-strangulation. True allegedly strangled and threatened to kill his 19-year-old brother, Marcus True, on June 19 at a residence on East Dewberry in Omak. An officer went to the residence shortly before 10 a.m. and found Beau True had left with his mother, Laurie A. True. During a verbal argument, Beau True allegedly grabbed Marcus True by the throat and choked him, father Calvin True said. The father broke up the argument, where Marcus True grabbed the hair of Beau True. Beau True allegedly called Omak police and said he would not turn himself in, that he also was going to attempt suicide instead of going to prison. Houk charged Robert A. Houk, 49, Okanogan, was charged June 24 with harassmentthreats to kill and fourth-degree assault. Houke allegedly used a shovel to strike Brian Brown and threaten to kill him June 18 at the Lyman Lake Campground. Houk and a female found at the campground denied any assault occurred with a shovel.

Brown suffered severe deep bruising on his left arm, which he used to protect himself, court records said. Brown said he and a female had been drinking with Houk and the other female when the alleged unprovoked attack occurred, court records said. Brown said the foursome had been having a good night before the assault. Houk allegedly told Brown he had a couple days to leave Houk’s mountain and if Houk saw Brown in the forest, he would kill Brown.

pleaded guilty to two counts of thirddegree malicious mischief. Cruz, who committed the crimes Oct. 31, 2009, was sentenced to 15 days in detention and nine months of community supervision.

Civil Matters From Okanogan County Superior Court records Marriage dissolutions sought Tatikum Sundust and Brandi Sundust. Michael Wyckoff and Sherry AllenWyckoff. Benjamin Sanford and Teresa Sanford. Jessica Mears and Jerry Mears Jr.

Juvenile Court From Okanogan County Superior Court records Wilson sentenced Alicia Janele Wilson, 16, Omak, pleaded guilty June 23 to fourthdegree assault. Wilson, who committed the crime May 12, was sentenced to five days in detention and six months of community supervision. Cruz pleads guilty Travis Samuel Cruz, 12, Omak, pleaded guilty June 23 to two counts of unlawful imprisonment and two counts of fourth-degree assault. Cruz, who committed one unlawful imprisonment Jan. 28 and another Feb. 3, was sentenced to 30 days in detention. Another charge was dismissed. In a second charging, Cruz

Sheriff From sheriff’s complaints June 18 Bike found in a North Fourth Avenue yard, Okanogan. Vehicle theft on Appleway, Okanogan. June 19 Dog bite on South First Avenue, Okanogan. Vehicle crash on Ross Road, Twisp. Theft of alcohol on South Second Avenue, Okanogan. Vehicle crash on Swanson Mill Road, Oroville. Theft of lawnmower on Okanogan Street, Malott. June 20 Vehicle keyed on Pioneer Road, Brewster. Assault on Spruce Street, Okanogan. A man went into the Methow River after a puppy. The man and puppy got out of the river OK. Assault on county Highway 7, Tonasket. Wheels and tires taken from a truck on U.S. Highway 97, Tonasket. Assault on Aeneas Valley Road, Tonasket. ATV crash on North Main Street Conconully. June 21 Assault on North Third Avenue, Okanogan. Vehicle crash on Old Highway 97, Brewster. Theft of medication on South Fifth Avenue, Okanogan. Assault on North Third Avenue, Okanogan. Vehicle crash on Bide-a-wee Road, Omak.

OLIVER, B.C. – A half-dozen kegs of beer were saved from a burning hotel in May, but firefighters then helped themselves to the contents of one. Two firefighters have been suspended. The kegs were taken to the town’s fire hall after the fire. Mayor Pat Hampson said the incident put the town’s trust in the volunteer fire department in jeopardy. Royal Canadian Mounted Police Cpl. Dan Moskaluk confirmed that the Mounties are on the case. Several firefighters have been interviewed. It’s not clear how many people are involved, but charges of theft under $5,000 are possible, Moskaluk said. Firefighters have accepted responsibility and paid hotel owners for the keg, the mayor said. Firefighters are under a lot of situational stress, he said. A third firefighter has admitted involvement, but Hampson said the City Council will not order any further suspensions or punishments until the RCMP investigation is complete. The city has instituted a ban on drinking liquor in any town building. Crews from Osoyoos and Okanagan Falls assisted in battling the blaze, which gutted the building.

Two hurt when motorcycle hits deer OROVILLE — Two Alberta residents were injured June 27 when their motorcycle struck a deer 1.5 miles north of Oroville on U.S. Highway 97. The Washington State Patrol said Donald W. Schlitt, 45, Hinton, Alberta, was southbound a little after 11 a.m. when two deer crossed the highway from east to west. He swerved and missed the first deer but hit the second. He and a passenger, Kelly J. Stairs, 51, Hinton, Alberta, were thrown onto the southbound shoulder, the patrol said. Schlitt received chest and shoulder contusions. Stairs received left hand and arm abrasions. Both were taken to North Valley Hospital, Tonasket. The motorcycle received about $4,000 damage. A trailer being towed by the motorcycle was not damaged.

State changes vessel license renewals OKANOGAN — A change in state notification about vessel license renewals may lead to confusion and people missing renewal dates, according to the Okanogan County Auditor's Office. All vessel decals expired on June 30. The state Department of Licensing recently mailed postcard reminders to all vessel owners. The postcards replace the familiar paper vessel renewal notice, the auditor's office said. "Unfortunately, the postcard does not list any of the pertinent information that you need to license your vessel," the auditor's office said. Licenses can be renewed online at or in person at the auditor's office in the county courthouse, 149 N. Third Ave., or from sub-agents in Oroville, Brewster and Twisp.

Volunteers sought for juvenile boards OKANOGAN — Volunteers are sought for Diversion/Community Accountability Boards, which provide an alternative to the formal court process for youth. Typically, those who are eligible for the program are first-time, minor offenders, a county Juvenile Department announcement said. The youth and their family meet with board members, who interview the youth and their families, review police reports and assign consequences within set guidelines. An agreement is signed by the offending youth and the terms of the agreement are monitored by juvenile probation staff. People interested in volunteering can contact the Juvenile Department, 237 N. Fourth Ave., or call 509-422-7250. — The Chronicle Theft on county Highway 7, Tonasket. Vehicle crash on Buzzard Lake Road, Okanogan. June 22 Vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 97 at Pine Creek Road, Crumbacher. Theft of signs on U.S. Highway 97, Brewster. Vehicles keyed on North Third Avenue, Okanogan. Vehicle stereo taken on Blue Lake Road, Oroville. Vehicle crash on Dwinnell Cutoff Road, Oroville. Assault on East Old Anglin Road, Tonasket. Assault on East Seventh Street, Tonasket. Vehicle crash on state Highway 20 at Sims Canyon Road, Twisp. Assault on Old Highway 97, Okanogan. June 23 Assault on Aeneas Valley Road, Tonasket. Vehicle crash on West Fork Salmon Creek Road, Conconully. June 24 Theft of package from a front porch on Apple Meadow Drive, Tonasket. Theft of MP3 player from South Second Avenue, Okanogan. Theft on debit card and camera on Mock Road, Okanogan. Wallet lost on North Second Avenue, Okanogan. Unattended death on East Gold Mine Street, Riverside. Fraud on Fish Lake Road, Tonasket. Vehicle crash on Chesaw Road, Oroville. Vehicle crash on state Highway 153, Pateros. Assault on South Second Avenue, Okanogan. Vehicle theft on Okanogan Street, Malott. Vehicle crash on O’Neil Road, Oroville. Case of wine stolen from a vehicle on South Glover Street, Twisp. Vehicle hit a deer on state Highway

20, Winthrop. June 25 Vehicle crash on Monse Bridge Road, Brewster. Assault on Fir Street, Coulee Dam.

Omak Police From Omak Police reports June 18 Vehicle crash on North Main Street. June 19 Assault on East Dewberry Avenue. Vehicle crash on North Main Street. Vehicle crash on Riverside Drive. Assault on West Central Avenue. June 20 Assault on North Ash Street. June 21 Theft of barbecue from a yard on West Central Avenue. Vehicle crash on Fig Avenue. June 22 Assault on West Third Avenue. Burglary on East Apple Avenue. Vehicle crash on Engh Road. Assault on South Main Street.

Marriage Licenses From county auditor’s records Rhyan Rebecca Darwood, 23, Pasco, and James Ernest Barnhart, 25, Pasco. Tiffney Desiree Babb, 23, Tonasket, and Dominic Adonis Petrozzi, 31, Tonasket. Sarah Jean Dumas, 19, Oroville, and Kyle David Fieroh, 22, Oroville. Andrea Noelle Clark, 41, Okanogan, and James Lucky Pool, 32, Okanogan. Cheryl Ann Rider, 49, Okanogan, and Orvil Glen Woodward, 68, Okanogan. Judith Louise Landers, 50, Oroville, and Donald Scott Turnbull, 54, Oroville. Tina Ann Donley, 44, Omak, and Thomas Wayne Smyre, 45, Edmonds.

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Brewster Centennial

Howard Gamble

Brewster residents gather for a town band concert in 1909, just two years before the city incorporated. The city will celebrate its 100th birthday July 4.

Bruster’s dream town becomes Brewster By Cheryl Schweizer Chronicle correspondent BREWSTER — In 1896, every businessman in every little town had big dreams. Every little town was going to be the next booming metropolis, even if the town was a combination of a cluster of buildings along the bank of the Columbia River and a plat map at the Okanogan County Assessor’s Office. And if a businessman had the right temperament, he would take a stab at putting himself in the history books by naming the next metropolis-tobe for himself. John Bruster was that guy. He was the blacksmith and owned land, and his new town was the place of the future. He was sure of it, and it would swallow rival Virginia City, about a half-mile away. Bruster’s town would survive and grow, but he didn’t factor in the U.S. Post Office. A post office was vital to a town’s success in those days. The Bruster town fathers sent off their application to the postal department, but ran into

a bureaucrat who wasn’t paying attention or thought those rubes out West couldn’t spell. A post office was awarded to the town of Brewster. Brewster was a good steamboat landing. Steamboats were the quickest and most efficient means of travel in and out of the Okanogan in the days before trains and cars. They could get pretty close to shore at Brewster, and offloaded their cargo and passengers into the “wharf boat” that sat at the end of the dock. “They ran cattle through there and everything,” city native and historian Howard Gamble said. Passengers who had business in Okanogan, Conconully and points north walked up the steep bluff to the large, elaborate, three-story Gamble Hotel. Homesteaders were staking out claims and beginning to experiment with growing fruit trees and wheat for export outside the valley. By 1910 Brewster was, if not a booming metropolis, a wellestablished town. It had a

brand new downtown, which was rebuilt after a fire in 1909. It was a regular stage and wagon stop, and had a school built by donations; Bruster donated the land. It had a post office, the bar in the Gamble Hotel (and a saloon or two) and church services. A formidable group of ladies was ready to build a church. The railroad was on its way. But Brewster lacked some important building blocks of a town. It didn’t have a water system, a fire department or a sewer system. People could build where they liked. The town was big enough and mature enough to have a high school, though classes were held in the primary classroom. The unofficial cluster of buildings along the riverbank with a post office incorporated and became the official town of Brewster. Changes came almost immediately. The railroad arrived in 1912. Since railroad barons didn’t intend to move their rail, the city fathers had

Celebration carries historical theme BREWSTER – “One hundred years of Brewster” is the theme for the annual Bonanza Days and Fourth of July parade, part of a day of celebration. The parade begins at 6 p.m. July 4. Participants will assemble in the vacant lot next to the Brewster Drug Annex between 5 and 5:30 p.m., when judging will be held. The parade starts on Main

Street, turns the corner on to Seventh Street and ends up in Columbia Cove Park. Because 2010 is the 100th anniversary of the city’s incorporation, the parade theme is based on the local history — the oldest Brewster High School graduates, the oldest mayor, entries with history themes and so on. There will be vendors in the park Saturday and all day Sunday. The Brewster Swimming Pool will be open with free admission from 1-4

p.m. American Legion Post No. 97 will offer music Friday and Saturday nights. The dances are open to the public. The fireworks show, sponsored by the Brewster Firemen’s Association, will kick off at dusk. The show is paid for by donations; people who want to donate can contact Jim McChristian at Pro Hardware in Brewster or drop off donations at Sterling Savings Bank, 601 W. Main St.

to move the town to the railroad. First and foremost was the Gamble Hotel. Dan Gamble, the owner, did the math and calculated that his hotel was just a little too far off the tracks. So the three-story Gamble Hotel was jacked up and hitched up to a team. Logs were placed under its foundation, and it was rolled

on logs to its new location. Every few feet the team would have to stop and the logs were rearranged to keep the hotel rolling. Gamble didn’t intend to close while his hotel was on the move. His wife, Cora, had the wood stove fired up and “Aunt Cora never quit cooking” the whole journey, Howard Gamble said. She had to feed the crew, after all.

Gamble intended his hotel to be right on the rail line, but he “missed it by about a quarter-mile,” Howard Gamble said. Still, he got close enough. It was a great day when the train came to town. The late George Wilson, who was 3 years old when it happened, lived with his family in Indian

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‘Iron Mike’ pays big price for tardiness By Cheryl Schweizer Chronicle correspondent BREWSTER — In its early days, the Gamble Mill was on Paradise Hill. Its owners moved it to town in the late 1940s until it was shut down in the late 1960s. It was mostly a springsummer-fall operation. Some of its work force lived in town in the winter and on the hill in the summer. Others lived on the hill near the mill. In the days when people drove a car once or twice each week, and walked or rode horseback the rest of the time, town was a long way off. So when the boys got paid and got the weekend off, they’d head out, not so much for Brewster or Omak but for Wenatchee, where there were a variety of convivial drinking establishments and persuadable feminine companionship. One Saturday night, Mike Arbor missed his ride back home. “Iron Mike, everybody called him,” resident Howard Gamble recalled. He worked at the mill for years. “Little Irishman,” Gamble said. “He could get drunk, I’ll tell you that.”

On that Saturday night, Iron Mike was really drunk, and he came up with a plan to get back to Brewster — he’d hire a taxi. Maybe he didn’t have the money to pay for a taxi, but he also figured out a way to solve that problem. Iron Mike must’ve been really drunk, because he decided to have the taxi drop him off at his boss’s house, and ask her to pay for it, Gamble said. His boss was Martha Gebbers, the daughter of city pioneer Dan Gamble and a legendary figure in her own right. Iron Mike had the taxi driver delivered him to Martha’s door. No one recorded Martha’s words when she was confronted by her inebriated employee, but she paid the taxi driver. Then she extracted a big price from Iron Mike. Mike had a powerful thirst, and brought along some whiskey to quench it. Martha “grabbed that bottle and poured it out on the ground” as Mike watched in disbelief, Howard Gamble said. “Martha was death on liquor.” The shock was too much. “I thought ol’ Mike was going to cry his eyes out.”

Howard Gamble

Above, a team waits outside Brewster’s first store, Andersen’s, in 1894 when the town was known as Virginia City. At right, the wharf boat is a hub of activity as cargo is offloaded from steamers before being hauled up the hill to the city.

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Temptation leads to schoolboy pranks BREWSTER — Temptation, it is said, lurks on every street corner — and sometimes in the windows at school, if the conditions are right. Before the construction of Wells Dam, the banks of the Columbia River around town were dotted with good swimming holes. There was one down at the end of what is now Sunset Avenue, and another on the Douglas County side, just downstream from the existing Brewster bridge. When kids wanted to go swimming, they walked right by the Brewster school, three stories tall, its angular concrete walls softened with brickcolored paint. The old Brewster school had a lot of windows — big windows with a dozen, 15 or 20 individual panes. One summer day in about 1935,a bunch of

boys, Alfred Yates and Sonny Holt and some of their friends, were coming back from the river when they encountered temptation, at school no less. All those big windows, three stories of them. The high school assembly room on the top floor was practically all windows. All those individual panes of glass. And there were lots of rocks on the playground. The resulting window carnage was pretty comprehensive; the boys were good shots. Naturally, there was an uproar when adults found out. It was the talk of the town. “It was a treat for everybody in town to go by the school and see what those rascals did,” Brewster resident and historian Howard Gamble said. But it was a serious matter, so serious that a deputy sheriff was summoned from Okanogan. Gamble happened to be sitting with his friends when

the deputy arrived. They were doing a little a bragging. “Ever want to see a bunch of scared kids. When that deputy pulled up,” all the bragging stopped, he said. The culprits were soon identified, and they got a punishment that fit the crime — they had to go to school and pick up all that glass and throw it out the window. Then they had to pay for replacement glass. They had to work all summer. The school was a favorite target for Halloween pranks. In the days before indoor bathrooms, it was pretty much a given that someone would block the front door with a privy. Occasionally, Brewster kids were a little more inventive. The late Jan Wilson, who taught at Brewster in the 1920s and 1930s, a few years ago remembered a Nov. 1 when teachers came to school to find a buggy on the roof. How did the boys ever get it

up there? They probably used a block and tackle — which is how the cow got on the roof one memorable Halloween in the early 1940s. Gamble credited his friends Gene McLean and Stan Goehry, among others, with the idea. Most homeowners kept a cow or two, even in town, and the boys borrowed one for the evening. “It wasn’t a very big one, but it was big enough,” Gamble remembered. The boys elevated the cow three stories. “That took a little work,” Gamble said, and they probably would’ve been discovered if the school wasn’t on the outskirts of town. They had enough presence of mind to tether the animal so it wouldn’t jump off, Gamble said. It was fun, he said. “More fun than tipping over toilets,” Gamble said. “That was kind of simple.”

Brewster has its share of fires

Howard Gamble

Congratulations on 100 Years!

Old Brewster, pre-1920, clings to the Columbia River’s shore.

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The landmark Gamble Hotel made the move when the town realigned for the railroad.


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high school gym. The fire burned down to U.S. Highway 97 and jumped the road, destroying what is now Brewster Plaza and, at that time, the city airport. Brewster residents were at the edges of town, digging a fire break. Frank Webster moved the inventory at his business, Webster Furniture, across the river. Spokane television and radio stations heard about the fire, and couldn’t make contact with anyone in town. They sent a plane on a flyover and couldn’t see anything through the smoke. So the erroneous report was circulated that the whole town might’ve been destroyed, Vallance said. It was a “scary thing,” Gamble said.

The trains brought in passengers and finished goods; they shipped out apples — fruit production was a staple of the economy from the early days — and lumber. Cutting trees was important to the economy, too. Many workers at the Gamble Lumber Co., another Dan Gamble enterprise located on Paradise Hill, lived in town. The Gamble Hotel was located on a corner of Main Street. The Anderson Brothers — Tony and Elmer, Howard said — sold groceries and sundries across the street. “Big John” Geisler owned and

operated the hardware store on the opposite corner. “Great big guy,” Howard Gamble said. “He had a birthday the same day as mine, and he gave me a present on my birthday, every year.” Mr. Basset owned the livery stable. Main Street changed over time, and not just because it got a paved surface. The river began washing out the bank under Geisler’s hardware store and all surrounding buildings, and new buildings of concrete block and stucco with brick facades started going up on a

new main street, set at 90 degrees to the old one. All of really old Brewster is gone, the victim of various fires and changing tastes in architecture. The last old building to go was the International Order of Odd Fellows hall, demolished in the1990s.

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within a year; then-Gov. Dan Evans helped cut the ribbon. But the scariest fire took place in a very dry summer in 1963. Telephone company employees were burning the insulation off telephone wire up at the city dump, about a mile from town, Vallance said. The town fire truck was summoned but the fire beat it; Dan Scott, one of the firefighters, was caught in the flames and almost killed. The fire burned over the hill toward town and took out a good chunk of Hospital Hill. Xray technician Wilmer Wysong was on the roof of the hospital with a garden hose, just in case the fire got that far, Brewster resident and historian Howard Gamble said. The hospital was evacuated, with patients moved to the


Vallance and the mayor posed for pictures on the almost completed structure. But a welder was working on the steel girding and a stray spark ignited the wooden decking. The town’s fire trucks drove out on the bridge to fight the flames, but had to back up as the fire took hold. They kept backing up until they were back on shore. The heat was too much for the structure and it eventually collapsed. One firefighter walked across the bridge early in the fire fight, apparently intending to attack it from the far side. He was stranded on the Douglas County side of the river and had to hitch a ride home through Bridgeport. The bridge was rebuilt

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Dan Canyon south of town, and his dad took him to the edge of a hill near the family home to see the great event. It was a big day and the engineer put on a show, puffing steam out the smokestack and every relief valve available, Wilson recalled several years ago. He was a little scared by the big noisy beast puffing and huffing steam; 80 years later he could remember the steam coming out of the wheel wells, he said.

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BREWSTER — Every town has had one fire or more — big fires that wiped out major businesses or maybe a whole block. Sometimes a fire took out the entire business district; Brewster has two of those, in 1909 and 1912. Fires were catastrophic because it was so hard to extinguish them, a truism illustrated in the fire that destroyed Brewster school in 1923. “No one in town observed the curl of smoke rising out of the manual training room in the basement to the left of the school entrance,” wrote Ralph Fries, a Brewster native and researcher of town history. “There were no sirens to notify people or a fire hydrant near the school . . . only bells at the churches would ring, but it was too late by then,” he wrote. “The fire gutted the entire school building of all flammable items from the basement to the top floor.” The shell remained. During the year, the interior was cleaned out and rebuilt by an all-volunteer force. They even added a gym. “This addition was 100 percent better for playing basketball than the old livery stable barn in town,” Fries said. The most spectacular fire of them all may have been the end of the old Brewster bridge across the Columbia River in 1968. The bridge was of steel construction with wood decking, and was undergoing refurbishing. With the work almost done, Brewster Chamber of Commerce President Ike

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Fourth of July Tribe marks Executive Order Day, powwow Event runs until July 11 with food, dancing and more The Chronicle NESPELEM – The Colville people will combine tribal festivities with the annual Independence Day celebration into a week of fun on the reservation. The Nespelem Fourth of July Celebration got under way Monday, June 28, with Indian camp openings.

It closes July 11 with the annual powwow under the new dance pavilion. Over the next week, the tribe will host festivities on: • July 2 – Executive Order Day marking creation of the Colville Indian Reservation. • July 3 – 11:30 a.m., Traditional Horse Parade, memorials and family specials. • July 4 – Noon, a traditional tribal dinner. • July 5 – Noon, Family Day events. • July 5-7 – 6 p.m., bingo. • July 8 – Powwow warmups and family events.

• July 9-11 – The traditional powwow featuring dancing competitions. Categories are teen and junior boys, traditional, grass and fancy; teen and junior girls, traditional, jingle, fancy; men, golden age, traditional, grass and fancy; and women, golden age, traditional, jingle and fancy. • July 10 – Veteran’s Honor Dance. There also will be drumming competitions. The head judge is George Meninick Jr. Sonny Quinto will serve as emcee of the events.

Tea Party set for Omak Children’s events and political speeches planned The Chronicle OMAK – An old-fashioned Independence Day picnic and candidate forum is set for noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 4, in Civic League Park at Ash Street

and Central Avenue. Those attending are asked to bring a picnic, and family and friends to share it. Iced tea will be available, according to the event’s sponsor, the Okanogan County Tea Party Patriots. Candidates for national, state and county offices are invited to speak, organizers said. Each will be allowed a two-minute prepared statement and three minutes to answer

questions from the crowd. Contests for those up to age 25 are planned, including a writing contest on constitutional themes for those ages 14-25, organizers said. The entry deadline was June 28. Younger children can enter an individual costume or group entry (wagon, float, etc.) using a patriotic theme and will be asked to parade around the park.

REPUBLIC – The annual Fourth of July lighted boat parade and fireworks display will get under way on Curlew Lake at dusk Sunday, July 4. Anyone wanting to enter a boat can call 509-775-8105. The

boat judged to have the best light display will win $100. Organizers are urging people to donate money to cover the cost of the fireworks. “To date, we do not have enough money to cover the costs,” organizer Bobbi Weller said. “Therefore, we are asking everyone to contribute a dollar

or two to help make this show happen. Every dollar counts.” Festive donation cans are located in area businesses to collect donations. Checks may be made payable to the Republic Chamber of Commerce Fireworks Display, P.O. Box 502, Republic 99166.

Oroville plans show for Fourth The Chronicle OROVILLE – Deep Bay Park will host the annual Independence Day fireworks display. The show starts at dark on July 4. More than 500 shells are sent into the air during the

display, which lasts 20-30 minutes with some 157 shells launched at once for the grand finale, organizer Dave Forrester said. He said it is a not-for-profit activity, and he typically is at the park from 6 a.m. until midnight on the Fourth. The celebration is sponsored

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Visitors watch as water spills over Grand Coulee Dam. This weekend brings the Festival of America, with music and fireworks, to the dam.

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Lighted boat parade, show set By Brenda Starkey The Chronicle

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by a $5,000 donation, but other donations to cover the cost of advertising and incidental expenses will be accepted. No personal fireworks are allowed in the park, he said.

GRAND COULEE – The Festival of America Independence Day celebration will be July 3-4 and features music, food and a fireworks show on top of Grand Coulee Dam. Activities will be centered in the park below the dam. Admission is free. An arts, crafts and food fair runs from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. both days, according to the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce. Live entertainment is planned all afternoon and evening of both days. Among those performing will be Eric E of Moscow, Idaho, Kayla Newland of Elmer City, Scott Smith of Omak and a

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mariachi band. An Elvis impersonator will perform from 7-10 p.m. both days, followed by the Laser Light Show on the face of the dam at 10 p.m.

On Sunday, fireworks will follow the laser show a little after 10:30. The fireworks are sponsored by the chamber and Coulee Dam Casino.

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Dance Saturday, July 3 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Music by Powder River Rodeo: Sunday, July 4, 1 p.m. Parade: 12:30 p.m. Small Sports • Senior Events • Junior Events Men’s Wild Cow Milking • Kid Events Open Barrel Racing Presented by the Chesaw Rodeo Club Rodeo Stock by C&C Contractors

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Conconully events include parade, shoot-out The Chronicle CONCONULLY — The traditional Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, July 3, will feature a classic car show, a Western shoot-out, parade and a firefighter competition. Festivities begin at 10 a.m. on the town’s Main Street. Registration for car show and parade participation begins at 9:30 a.m. at a booth adjacent to the day area of the state park. Car show entries will be

parked for 10 a.m. judging and public inspection along both sides of Main Street north of Broadway. Spectators will have the opportunity to vote for their favorites. The People’s Choice trophy and other category awards, sponsored by local businesses and organizations, will be presented at 12:30 p.m. The community’s Citizen of the Year and the parade’s Grand Marshal will be introduced just prior to the car winners.

Kids’ games will take place at Matsura Park from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A silent auction will benefit the Chamber of Commerce from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Community Hall. Various vendors will display their products throughout the day in street-side booths. The “Berney gang” will hold its mock shoot-out at 1:30 p.m., using the intersection of Main and Silver streets as the venue. About a dozen players will take

on the roles of Wild West good guys and bad guys. The parade begins at 2 p.m. with a variety of entries, including horses, vehicles, floats and walking groups. Most car show entries also will participate. Beginning at 2:45 p.m., volunteer fire departments and districts will compete in a contest to move a ball, suspended between two poles, to the enemy’s side by use of fire hoses.

At 5 p.m., numbered ducks are put into Salmon Creek at the north end of town and are caught just below the Broadway bridge. Cash awards are made to sponsors of the first three ducks. The silent auction has 110 items up for bid. Winners, who must be present to win, are announced immediately after the auction closes. More information is available at 509-826-9050.

Twisp offers parade and arts celebration TWISP – A parade and an arts celebration will color the town on July 4. The parade lineup will be at 10 a.m. at the Twisp Public Development Authority property, Highway 20 and Glover Street. The parade begins at 11 a.m., organizers said. Applications for entries are available at city hall, 118 S.

Glover St., or 509-997-4081. The Methow Arts July 4th Celebration will run from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Twisp Park, 325 N. Lincoln St. Live shows will come from Brothers From Different Mothers Comedy, who appeared on America’s Got Talent and set two Guinness World Records, organizers said. Luc and the Lovingtons and others will perform in the park. Food, art and other booths

will be offered. Hands-on crafts will be available for children and adults, and include bracelets, books, wind chimes, drums, wooden boats, cupcakes and more. Demonstrations will include painting with Joan Lasse, glass blowing with John Breslin, guitar making with Bernie Bigelow and a visit from Sunny Pine Farm’s goats. Local foods will be featured,

Campground and trail are closed

Three are credited with saving life

TONASKET — Salmon Meadows Campground west of Conconully and the Beth Lake Trail east of Tonasket will be closed for repairs before the Fourth of July weekend. More than 120 dead snags pose a threat to campers and others using the campground, Tonasket Ranger District Recreation Specialist Chris Williams said. Some Civilian Conservation Corps-era structures at the campground are at risk, he said. “We want to try to protect those structures by bringing the trees down ourselves,”" he said. The campground will be reopened after the snags have been removed. The area outside the campground, including the popular flat just to the north, remains open. A trail bridge along the Beth Lake Trail is closed until the bridge can be repaired. The area is 23 miles east of Tonasket.

OSOYOOS, B.C. – Three people are being credited with saving a man’s life after a near drowning Monday night, June 21, on Lake Osoyoos. David Ehrhardt of Burnaby, Melanie Sullivan of Osoyoos and Matthew Smith of Calgary saved the life of a migrant worker who slipped beneath the surface of the water. The Hispanic worker – Canadian authorities declined to release his name – couldn’t swim, Royal Canadian Mounted Police said. Ehrhardt and Sullivan pulled the man’s unconscious body from the lake near Brookvale Campground. Smith, an off-duty firefighter, performed CPR to revive him. The victim was later treated and released from South Okanagan General Hospital.

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OKANOGAN – The state Department of Natural Resources has raised the fire danger level for Spokane, Lincoln and Stevens counties to moderate, but the rating remains low in Okanogan and Ferry counties. Fire officials said recent rains and the wet spring have kept fire danger low in the Okanogan, but are warning of an intense fire season later this summer. A wet spring and June rains have contributed to the growth of brush, grasses and other vegetation that will likely dry out in the coming month, officials said. By mid-July, the tall, drying grasses and brush will pose a significant fire hazard.

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SPOKANE — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management Spokane District is seeking comments on proposed revisions to its Resource Management Plan for lands in eastern Washington and the San Juans. The new plan will provide management direction for some 445,000 acres of BLMadministered public lands for the next two decades. The deadline for comments is July 12. BLM recently held open houses in Davenport, Wenatchee, Tonasket, Pasco, Friday Harbor and Ellensburg. Comments may be submitted online at cts/spokane/plans/ewsjrmp or, or mailed to the Spokane District Office at 1103 N. Fancher Road, Spokane Valley 99212.


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Independence Day Celebration Parade & Car Show HALL OPENS AT 11 A.M. • Registration and Line Up- 10 a.m. to noon • Kids Games begin at noon • Citizens of the Year and Grand Marshall Awards12:15 p.m. • Car Show Awards12:30 p.m. • Berney Gang Old West Shoot Out- 1:30 p.m.

Landfill will close OKANOGAN — In observance of Independence Day, the Okanogan County Central Landfill, Recycle Center and Household Hazardous Waste Facility will be closed Saturday, July 3. Transfer stations at Bridgeport Bar, Ellisforde and Twisp also will be closed, county officials said. Normal operation will resume Tuesday, July 6.

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100 Houses for Sale 3000 Sq Ft Home On 2.5 Acres, w/fruit trees, barn, and corral. Newly remodeled, 4-bdm 3-bth, 2 fire places. New Stainless steel kitchen. 3 minutes from Omak, yet located in quiet country side. Reduced from $350,000, to $330,000, and reduced again on 4/ 19/10 to $318,000. Sm. down payment at 8% on contract, or rent for $1500 per month. (509) 826-5226 Breath Taking Okanogan River, mountain view. (7) Acres, 2003 Valley Quality manuf. home, 1500 sq. ft, fixed set on foundation. Large front and back decks. 36X 24 detached garage w/bonus room, nicely landscaped low maintenance yard with sprinkler system. $319,000 (509) 422-0727 Buy now while price is down $149,000. Good investment, city entrance to Okanogan. Almost a half acre zoned C3, Plus well built, lovely uplifted older home. Taxes are $1,149 per year. More information (509) 422-5733

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FSBO Beautiful, well maintained home, 3-bdrm, 2-bth. Oak kitchen with granite and pantry. All kitchen applicances included. Neutral paint, updated lighting, sprinkling system, attached garage, 1339 sq. ft. on .16 acres, quiet neighborhood close to schools and shopping. 603 Aspen Ave, Omak. Not available for rent. $184,000. For more information call (509) 422-2551

TONASKET Centrally located, 4 bdrm/ 2 bath, (or 2 bed/1 bath upstairs, 2 bed/1 bath downstairs). Custom maple kitchen w/granite, new heat pump w/heat and AC, many other upgrades. Detached garage, $199,000. 509-486-4757 or 509-4291982

FSBO Renovated lovely Omak family home 4 bdrm, 2bth, 2040 sq ft, on .25 acre in town. go to for more info and pics $189000 509-826-6155 LOCATED On the Okanogan Valley Golf Course. - Home features 3-bdrms, 1.75 bth, office, laundry room, living room with fireplace/insert, ceiling fans, vaulted ceilings. Kitchen appliances stay. Heat pump, dish washer, garbage disposal, water softener. Mature landscape. Low maintenance yard which includes storage shed and under ground sprinklers. Front and back covered deck. Large attached 2-car garage/shop with electric garage door opener. Asking price $205,000. For more info call (509) 557-8801 or visit http:// m OKANOGAN 4-Bdrm, 21/2-bth, split level home w/ a 1-bdrm/1-bth mother-n-law suite, wheel chair accessible, private well, settic. Elmway, $205,000 cash. Call for appt. (509) 422-2669 Okanogan Area 14 Acres Small log house on daylight basement, 3 bed, 2 bath with 30x40 metal shop, carport, Electric and wood heat, $175,000 509422-4090 evenings best OPEN HOUSE New 3 bdrm Conconully home for sale by owner. Price reduced. Come see affordable quality. 107 B Ave. Sat. July 3, 10-3pm. or call 360-708-3970 Quality home in Okanogan, on 2-city lots. 4bdrm, 3-bth, dbl. car garage, great view. 442 Crestview Dr. $267,000. Shown by appt. only. (509) 422-2048 or 8469658

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130 Acreage and Lots 20 Acres Tunk Valley, view property, w/well (509) 422-2159 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 Beautiful 360 Degree view, on this Okanogan River site, 10 acres, house pad and driveway in. Well/power/ and approved septic site in. Good Fishing and swimming. 300 ft away. $89,000. (509) 422-0727 or 322-2765

180 For Rent BIG VALLEY REALTY FOR RENT 1-Bdrm apt. $400 2-Bdrm house $850 2-Bdrm House $590 1-Bdrm. Duplex $375 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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Beautiful Okanogan River views • Just outside of Riverside • 10.09 acres • Drilled well • Power • Approved septic site • Great fishing and swimming • Close to great hunting $89,000 Ask for Amie 509-322-2765 632 Riverside Dr., Omak, Mike McDaniel, Broker

2 Vestre Dr, Tonasket- 5-bdrm., 2.75-bath, log home in a impressive setting. Spacious open beam construction, on fully fenced 4.92 acres. Detached garage, above ground pool and patio area for summer fun. Kitchen with an eating bar, dining area and pantry off the kitchen. NWML# 17547 $565,000

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Flyin’“O” Storage Outside Storage Available. 509-322-5926 For Rent Apartments ranging from $300-$600 per month, utilities included. In Oroville (509) 557-2205 or (250) 498-6862 (250) 485-2901 to leave a message. NEED STORAGE SPACE? Call Larry or Penny at BLEP RENTALS 509-826-1348. OKANOGAN 2-bdrm., 1.5-bath, carport, fireplace, basement for storage. $825/mo., $500 deposit. 509-979-1792 Okanogan 3-bdrm., 2-bath home, large fenced yard. Pets negotiable. 509-557-8393 OKANOGAN Small & Cozy, $350 month, plus $100 deposit. Water/sewer/garbage paid. (509) 422-0400

RIVERSIDE 30X30 2-bay shop available, on .5 acre. 176 Riverside Cutoff Rd. For more info call (509) 8264422 TONASKET 2-Bdrm home, $700 month. Includes W/S/G and yard maintenance. Okanogan Properties (509) 486-0507 TONASKET 2-bdrm tri plex unit. All appliances. Private yard and storage shed. W/S/G paid. $650 month, $300 damage deposit. (509) 4299053 Twisp, 3 Bdrm., 1.5 Bth, on Loup Road. Great views, garage, 2-stories, w/d, 6 acres, beautiful interior. Wood heat, electric backup. $700 per mo. plus utilities. Firs, last and security. Non-smoking. Pets negotiable. Available August 15. (360) 791-3926 or 791-7264. or email to:

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JUST LIKE HOME CHILDCARE Accepting applications for fall openings beginning Sept. 7, ages 2 to 5 years. 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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CONCONULLY $79,500 Lakefront cabin; 2 BDRM, 3/4 BA. Cabin features a newer kitchen & appliances, wood stove, roomy wrap-around deck & shared well. Inc. sturdy bulkhead w/boat ties. Land lease from the BLM. Walk or fish on the beach. #64103 Search All Listings Online:

Please submit written business proposals to: Okanogan County Auditor Laurie Thomas PO Box 1010 149 3rd Ave N Okanogan, WA 98840 (509) 422-7240 ALL PROPOSALS MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 4:00 p.m., Monday, July 19, 2010

EMPLOYMENT Business Opportunities .............300 Sales/Marketing Opportunities .............310 Help Wanted ..............320 Work From Home ......325 Work Wanted .............340

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The Okanogan County Auditor is seeking applicants to contract for the operation of a vehicle/vessel license sub-agency business in the Tonasket area. Applications are made by submitting a written business proposal addressing specific subject area. Your proposal will be part of a competitive replacement process. An outline of the subject areas to be addressed in the business plan is available at the Okanogan County Auditors office, and may be accessed online at, then follow the Auditor link. Persons with previous business, supervisory, and/or management experience are preferred. Previous vehicle/vessel licensing experience is advantageous, but not required. The Department of Licensing provides equal opportunity when appointing Subagents. Women, minorities, aged and disabled persons are encouraged to apply.

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OMAK 2-Bdrm Duplex, NO PETS/NO SMOKING, covered parking. Washer/Dryer in unit. Water/sewer/ garbage paid. $750 month, $750 damage. Available Aug. 1. (509) 826-5715 OMAK 3-Bdrm, house, carport. $1,000 month. First/last/ deposit. Available in July. (509) 429-6226

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Hilltop realty LLC TONASKET AREA PROPERTIES 40 Acres. Log Home. Shop.Trees. Pasture.Views. County Road. 11 miles town. Reduced to $250,000.00. 40 Acres. Log Home. Large Quonset Shop. Barn. Spring. Creek. Pastures.Trees. Views. Off Power Grid. $175,000.00. 9 miles town. 20 Acres. County Road. Aspen Grove. Views. Power. Mail Route. 26 miles town. Reduced to $38,000.00 4.2 Acres. County Road. Creek Front. 30 miles town. Priced Below County Assessed Value. $20,000.00. Business Complex. 7 Businesses/Offices, Plus Very Nice 1700 sqft Apartment. City Services. $325,000.00 - Offers ? 4.7 Acres. Newer Cabin. County Road. 23 miles town. Creek. Below Assessed Value. Owner contract. $65,000.00. 3.4 Acres. 4 miles town. 4-bdrm, 2-bath Home. Irrigation. River and Mountain Views. Health Forces Sale. $200,000.00. Make Offers. 2900 sqft 3-bdrm, 3-bath Home. Edge of City Limits. City Services. Huge 3-bay Garage. Fenced Back Yard. Fish Pond. FREE GARDEN planted. See to Appreciate Value. $258,500.00. Business Building. Former Restaurant. Equipment all intact. Ready to operate. OR, sell equipment and use for another business. Lots of Parking. Hwy. 97 Frontage. $175,000.00. Chesaw 160 acres. Borders Dept/Wildlife lands. Wetland area in bottom w/birds & ducks. Deer. $200,000.00. Curlew 160 acres. Borders National Forest. Spring. Views. Trees. Open Hillsides. County Road. Excellent Hunting. $160,000.00.

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Coulee Medical Center REGISTERED NURSE This position has variable hours and shifts. Possibility of charge nurse duties/ ED. PERIOPERATIVE NURSE This nurse performs activities in the preoperative, intraoperative, acute postoperative and discharge phase of the surgical experience for the pediatric to the geriatric patients, while working in collaboration with other health care professionals. The Perioperative nurse has the requisite skills and knowledge to assess, diagnose, plan, intervene and evaluate outcomes of interventions. Must be able to address the physiological, psychological, socio-cultural and spiritual needs of the patient. Individual must posses diverse skills in a variety of roles. HOUSE SUPERVISOR The full-time Nurse House Supervisor functions u n d e r the CNO and works in collaboration with the Risk Manager, Quality Director and Infection Control in an organized and coordinated manner to ensure that effective nursing services are provided, quality standards are met, staff mix versus individual care management needs are addressed, resources and services are managed efficiently and that a multidisciplinary team approach to care is utilized. Minimum of 1 year experience in Acute and ER nursing possessing a working knowledge of Utilization Review, Discharge Planning, Nurse Care Planning and Clinical Pathways. Needs to have been trained in ACLS, TNCC, ENPC or equivalent and NRP. PATIENT ACCOUNTS REPRESENTATIVE This is a full-time position in the Business Office. Responsible for performing the functions of billing and follow-up for specific patient accounts. Must be dependable and able to work independently, as well as be a contributing team member, possess excellent customer service skills, as well as be willing to learn new concepts. Preferred background includes prior hospital or clinic billing experience and use of billing systems such as Meditech, FSS and DSG. Basic knowledge of Medical Terminology, CPT and ICD9 coding helpful. ADMITTING SUPERVISOR A full-time, day shift Admitting Supervisor is needed to oversee all staff and functions of the entire Admitting Department. This includes management of patient scheduling, preregistration, registration/ admitting, financial counseling, census monitoring and telephone operator services. Must have Associates Degree or equivalent, minimum of 1 year supervisor experience in medical setting as well as good computer skills and knowledge of revenue cycle and federal and state regulations. Preference will be given to those who have a background in hospital/clinic admitting, supervising, team building and computer systems (such as MediTech). Coulee Medical Center is located in beautiful Grand Coulee and offers a competitive salary and benefit package. Join our great team before the new facility is complete and work where you vacation! Resume/Applications can be sent to: Human Resources Coulee Medical Center 411 Fortuyn Rd. Grand Coulee, WA 99133 509-633-1753 FAX: 509-633-5053 E-mail: E.O.E. CURLEW SCHOOL DISTRICT Now accepting school applications for the following positions: a full-time secondary Science Teacher, full-time secondary English/Foreign Language teacher, and 3rd Grade part-time (.5 FTE) morning teacher. Application closing date is June 30, 2010. For additional information, go to our website at: curlew or contact: Curlew School District, Attn: Teacher Search, PO Box 370, Curlew, WA 99118 or phone (509) 7794931. The Curlew School District is an equal opportunity employer.

320 Help Wanted

320 Help Wanted

Director of Public Works Are You Concerned About Juvenile Crime? The objective of the Diversion/CAB (Community Accountability Boards) program is to provide an alternative to the formal court process for youth. typically the youth who are eligible for this program are the first time minor offenders. The youth and their family are given an opportunity to meet with board members in a location in their home area. The volunteer community members are authorized to interview the youth and their families, review police reports, and assign consequences within set guidelines. An agreement is signed by the offending youth and the terms of the agreement are monitored by professional probation staff at the Juvenile Department. Most boards are held once a month and last approximately 2 hours. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for the community Accountability Boards please contact the Okanogan County Juvenile Department at (509) 422-7250 or stop by and pick up an application at 237 N Four th Street, Okanogan WA. ATHLETIC DIRECTOR Okanogan School district has an opening for the above position. Posting closes 7/9/10 at 4:00pm. Successful applicant needs to have 4-year college degree, minimum 3 years experience as AD. Please submit a letter of interest, application and resume to P.O. Box 592, Okanogan, WA 98840. For more information, call Debra Goroch at (509) 4223629 or see EOE COMPUTER TECHNICIAN The Okanogan School District has an opening for the above position. Four Hours/day, 5 days/week. Successful applicant needs to have experience in computer installation, servicing & up-grade. Posting closes July 5, 2010 or until filled. submit letter of interest, application, and resume to POB 592, Okanogan, WA 98840. For more information, call Debra Goroch at (509) 422-3629 or Part Time Possibly full time commercial spray applicator. Requires, strength, punctuality, good driving record. $10-$17 dollars per hour. (509) 826-2162

LUCKY Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S Waitress and cook positions avail now. Apply in person Thurs - Sat 2-4. Ask for Dee or Kristen

The City of Okanogan is requesting applications for the Director of Public Works position. Candidates should have five years of progressively responsible managerial experience in public works administration; construction projects and/or engineering design. Further details of this professional position will be available with the application. Applications can be picked up and will be accepted until 5:00p.m. at Washington State Worksource Employment Services, 126 South Main Street, Omak, WA 98841, (509) 826-7310 through July 21, 2010. The City of Okanogan is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Early Head Start Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Services Assistant OCCDA is recruiting an Early Head Start Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Services Assistant to provide training, professional development, monitoring, and technical assistance to EHS staff as well as monitoring and evaluating EHS services. Minimum qualifications: AA in Early Childhood Education, Human Development or closely related field. BA preferred. 1-3 years providing services for children and families. Full time - not to exceed 235 days/ Salary $27,000 - $31,000 DOE. Equal Opportunity Employer.


ENGLISH INSTRUCTOR (Omak Campus) Full-time, tenure track position on a 175 day contract (plus summer contract) scheduled to begin Sept. 2010. for application materials, qualifications and description see: or call: Wenatchee Valley College at (509) 6826440 or e-mail: AA/EOE MIDDLE SCHOOL BOYS PE PARA-EDUCATOR Okanogan School District has an opening for the above position. Position is 2 hours per day, 5 days per week. Posting closes July 15, 2010 at 4:00 pm. Successful applicant needs to have AA Degree or pass the Para Educator exam. Please submit a letter of interest, application, and resume to POB 592, Okanogan, WA 98840. for more information, call Debra Goroch at (509) 4223629 or, EOE

Mystery Shoppers Earn up to $100 per day. Undercover shoppers needed to judge retail and dining establishments. No experience required. 877-648-1575 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 Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neal, (509) 775-3311. Closing Date: Open until filled. NOTICE OF POSITION OPENING CITY OF OMAK PUBLIC WORKS UTILITY WORKER The city of Omak is accepting applications for a full time Public Works Maintenance worker. This is a labor intensive position, involved in the general maintenance, repair and operation of the many faceted public works operations within the City of Omak. Applicants must have a valid Washington State Drivers license along with a current Class B CDL endorsement. Application and job description (with detailed position requirements) can be requested, in person or by mail, from Omak City Hall, P.O. Box 72, 2 North Ash, Omak, WA 98841, or calling (509) 826-1170. These documents are also available at the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website,, on the homepage. Applications must be returned by 5:00 PM, Friday, July 2, 2010. Questions can be directed to Assistant Public Woks director Todd McDaniel at or through the above phone number. The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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


340 Work Wanted (free) BABYSITTING/ HOUSEKEEPING Part-time or full time. For more information contact Kristen/Desiree at (509) 422-0414 General Labor Will return all phone calls same day. (509) 422-9848 NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Washington State law (RCW 18.27.100) requires that all advertisements for construction related services include the contractorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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&Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Internet site at Reliable Adult with Good Record Available anytime during the day for odd jobs, yard work, raking call now! Have own tools, but you provide materials. Additional assistance available for larger jobs. Omak area only 509-422-1032.

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


12â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Crawdad Deluxe Bass Boat, used twice. No trailer, lots of expensive extras. $350 (509) 422-2351 after 6pm.

Beehive cage, to protect hives from animals. Made from welded pipe, 22ft long x 8ft wide, 6ft high. $200 (509) 826-1257, 8267067

Lazy Boy Recliner Beige, like new $175 Brewster, (509) 670-2149

Betty Crocker 40th Anniversary Edition Cookbook $35 509-826-4730

Mighty-Mite Power Massage Electric 13â&#x20AC;? wand for sore muscles, works great. $9 509-422-3495

Tall Wether Goat Broke to tye out. $75 509-733-0062 Omak

Miniature Breeding Bull. $500 (509) 429-8229

Tattoo Gun, $75 (509) 826-5852 Ask for Bill

Bread Machine, excellent condition. (509) 422-0822

NICE Century Porta Playpen w/changing table attachement. $35 (509) 4298229

1990 Ford Probe, $450 (509) 826-1782 ask for Bill

Camper Shell 79â&#x20AC;? Long, 76â&#x20AC;? Wide $75 509-826-4373

NICE Graco Stroller, cost $175 new. NOW $50. (509) 429-8229

TOYOTA 15â&#x20AC;? alloy wheels, 5 lug pattern, set of 4 will fit other makes.$220 509486-2807 or 206-856-1180 Tonasket

2-Female Rednose Pitbull puppies $250 ea. Good tempermant, 12 weeks old. Ready to go. (509) 422-5028

Cast Iron Double Sink One side extra deep. Avocado green, in good condition. $35 509-733-1694

Nintendo WII, 6-games, 3game cube controllers, memory card. $250 (509) 476-2334

Crocheted Afghan Granny squares with brown border, 66â&#x20AC;?x82â&#x20AC;?, never used. $125 509-422-3495

PRICE REDUCED! 2005 Kenmore, front load washer. Perfect condition. $225 (509) 996-2292

Gas BBQ, full 5 gal. tank propane, excellent condition. $45 (509) 826-4234

Propane pump. $250 (509) 689-3502

1984 Chevy Blazer, runs good, needs tranny seal. $250 (360) 941-2245 Tonasket 1989 F-150 tail gate, NICE Diamond Plate rail protector. $100 (509) 429-8229 1989 FORD F-150 LARIAT 351 Eng., w/snow tires and canopy. $500 as is or trade for irrigation pipe. (509) 322-3163

3-tickets to Lillith Fair, paid $500 inlcuding parking, will sell Cheap. Make offer. (509) 486-2807, (206) 856-1180 Tonasket 4-Tires, used T195/65R15 Good tread. 5 hole rims. $20 each (509) 7331694 8 ft Livingston, fiberglass, tri-haul fishing boat. Stable and in good condition. $350 509-826-2088 if no answer leave msg Advertise HERE for FREE! 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 AKC Registered Sheltie puppy, female, $475 Sable/White (360) 9412245 tonasket

Book shelf, 6ft h, $25 (509) 826-4234 Book shelf, antique green. 23â&#x20AC;?h X 26â&#x20AC;? w x 9.5â&#x20AC;? d. $25 (509) 422-0822

Gorgeous Paint Gelding Unbroke, almost 16 hands.$475 509-557-2007 Gun Cabinet, glass door w/bird etchings, no key, $75 OBO, (509) 429-8229 High Chair, $25 (509) 8264373 Jack LaLaine Juicer Only used twice. $75 509-733-1694 Large Antique Hand Pump Perfect for landscaping or making a waterfall. $285 509-826-4730 Large rubber boat. Metal framed seat. Oars included. $300 (509) 422-0822

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

Purebred Pygmy Buckling Ready for breeding or eating. $75 509-733-0062 Omak Purple Microwave, Goldstar. Works excellent. $25 (509) 826-7157 evenings Rear bumper for import $15 (509) 826-1782 Ask for Bill Single Hung Windows Four of them, two for bath. Call for sizes. FREE 509-733-1694 Snow tires, with rims $20 (509) 826-1782 Ask for Bill Snow Tires, 15â&#x20AC;? mounted and balanced on 4-hole wheels, w/hub caps. $10 ea. (509) 826-4234

Sofa, dual reclining, navy blue, $150 (509) 826-4234 Stroller $15 (509)826-4373 Table w/4 chairs, great for cabin or covered porch. Round, medium size. $25 (509) 826-7157 after 5pm

Trailer 4 Wheel, dbl axle. 28 ft long. $150 (509) 689-3502 US Polo Asso. watch, both digital and dial. $25, Egg shaped agate, 2 tone. $15 (509) 826-1514 Vintage Victorian Table Lamp Mint condition. $85 (appraised for much more) 509-826-4730 Walnut Framed Beveled Mirror $50 509-826-4730 WhirlPool, washer/dryer. Heavy Duty, large capicity. $100 for set. Oroville (509) 476-3569 Windows 7 retail upgrade new shrink wrap box. $180. Windows XP $95 (509) 826-1257 or 8267067 Wood dresser, painted white. 35.5â&#x20AC;? h x 36â&#x20AC;? w x 15â&#x20AC;? d. $45 (509) 422-0822 WVC college text, American government and Interpersonal Communications for fall quarter. $30 ea. (509) 826-7157 after 5pm Yearling Ewe Lamb, eat, breed, or milk. $100 (509) 429-8229

400 Farm Machinery & Supplies ARENAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S BARNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SHOPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S 30X40 to 150X300 Licensed and Insured Ty Olson Construction TYOLSC1988DQ (509)486-1050

505 Furniture Brown, ultra-suede full size couch and matching chair with indian designe. Excellent condition $450 or best offer. After 5 call (509) 826-4322


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

18â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Eager Beaver Tilt Trailer International 5 yard dump truck Massey Ferguson 150 tractor w/ bucket & Brush Hog Haulmark Enclosed Trailer Jayco Talon Travel Trailer/ toy hauler 2002 Ford F-350 PU Misc. off road vehicles and more.


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

520 Musical Emerson Upright Piano Good shape/sound, ivory keys. Owens Piano Service quoted the value to be between $500-$800. A steal for $530 OBO. 509322-4125

530 Pets 2-Cats, free to good home, inside/outside house broke shots currents. (509) 322-0771 DOGS 1 year old Yellow lab mix. Leash trained. Nice boy. $30 Sugar, Terrier mix female. 2 years old. $30

435 Horses

Sparky male terrier mix, 1 year old, would be a great frisbee dog. High energy. $30

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

Terrier mix female, ol lady, She is a great dog. $30 Got 4 mutt puppies, looks like they could be medium to large dogs.

440 Feed, Hay & Grain

Older female small dog, she needs a quiet home. $30

Alfalfa Grass mix, no rain, $135 ton, in field. $150 stack. (509) 826-4136

Heeler mix puppy, about 12-16 weeks old. $30

HAY FOR SALE, in field or in stack. Call Ron (509) 429-7730

Border Collie mix puppy, female, about 2-months old. Really sweet. $30

QUALITY BASIN HAY KATAHADIN SHEEP 509-322-6841 OR 509-322-6842

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

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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

540 Garage & Yard Sales Complete M & M collection, see at the yard sale, at 125 Duck Lake Rd. Fri./ Sat. July 2nd & 3rd. 7am7pm Continuing ESTATE SALE Fri/Sat, June 24th & 25th. 9am-4pm. 157 Johnson Creek Rd, Space 11 SCARBOROUGHâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S YARD SALE Fri., Sat., 2nd-3rd July. 9am-4pm., 30 Conconully St., Okanogan. Christmas items and craft supplies, clothes, picture frames, Art Books, collectables and much more.

610 Cars

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! Indoor Garage Sale 180B Greenacres Rd., July 3-4, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Lots of men, women and kid clothing, luggage, computer misc., GPS, IPOD, digital camera with printer and a lot of other miscellaneous. NEIGHBORHOOD YARD SALES DUCK LAKE ROAD, OMAK JULY 2ND & 3RD. Fri/ Sat. 7:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M. Follow the arrowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Motor Cycle, furniture, including bedroom set, oak chairs, freezer, book shelves, collectibles, kids clothes and toys. Lots of Misc. SUEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S TREASURERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S 2108 Elmway, Fri./Sat. 8am-8pm. Sun. 8am-5pm, Mon. 8am-6pm. July 24th. Huge, multi family sale, antiques, chevy tires on rims, baby clothes, furniture, truck canopy, bed liner, tack. Antique jewelry, household goods and much much more.

550 Wanted GARAGE WANTED For my Buick in the Tonasket area. (509) 4295522

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

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

COLLECTOR CAR 69 Plymouth Barracuda, 2 door hard top slant 6 cylinder, new tires, driver $6500 509-923-2599 Earlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Used Cars 1972 Ford Pick High Boy, $1750 97 Isuzu Trooper, low miles. $3300 90 Buick Riatta $2750 61 T-Bird, $4900 95 F-250 Extended cab 4X4 $3600 (509) 322-6363 or 322-1123

620 Trucks & Vans 1946 FORD DUMP TRUCK 509-429-0398 2000 FORD 4X4 XLT, Auto, SS, SB, tow pkg., PS, PB, PW, AC, 6 CD Exchange, tool box. $6350 After 6pm (509) 826-0802 32ft 5th Wheel, Wildwood 2-slides, excellent floor plan, immaculate and ready to go. With F350 Ford, 7.3 engine, 115,000 miles. Dual wheels, loaded show piece $27,000 for both, or sell separate. (509) 422-5733 76 F-250 FORD Runs good, 5 new tires, 2 gas tanks, $800 OBO 509826-2002 99 Ford, V-10 4-Door Very clean w/5th wheel hitch. $7000 (360) 3192553

630 Motorcycles, Snowmobiles & ATVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 04 ROAD KING, CUSTOM HARLEY DAVIDSON Original 35k miles, Completely loaded must see to appreciate. $12,000 (509) 826-1788 1989 Goldwing Trike, California side care conversion, Burgundy. 11 degree front fork rake, $13,000 (509) 422-2669 2008 Rocheta 250 CC Scooter 75 MPG at highway speeds, will do 80 MPH. Must sell due to health issues. A steal at $1500. George 509-826-0650

640 Campers, Trailers, RVs


Male Chi mix. Neutered. $30

Hay For Sale Grass alfalfa mix Alfalfa and feeder hay Small 2 string bales and large square bales

540 Garage & Yard Sales

Parts/Accessories ......600 Cars ..........................610 Trucks & Vans ...........620 Motorcycles, Snowmobiles & ATVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s .....................630 Campers, Trailers, & RVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s .......................640 Boat, Motors, Trailers .650 Rental Equipment ......660

94 Cardinal, 5th Wheel, 31 ft, large slide, new awning, new tires, blue flame heater, A/C very clean at $9000 (360) 3192553

650 Boats, Motors, Trailers

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

Two 1997 SeaDoo Bombadier Jet Skis With trailer. Low hours, run great! $5500 509-422-0715

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

PHONE US, FAX US OR DRIVE ON DOWN to get your classified ad to us 10 a.m. on Monday morning for the next paper.

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800 Okanogan County Legal Advertising (2010-218 Jun. 30) PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT From the Okanogan County Solid Waste Division In observance of Independence Day, Okanogan County Central Landfill, Recycle Center and the Household Hazardous Waste Facility will be Closed Saturday JULY 3, 2010 This also includes the transfer stations at Bridgepor t Bar, Ellisforde & Twisp. We will resume normal operation hours on Tuesday, JULY 6, 2010. We wish everyone a safe holiday weekend. Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle.

810 Cities of Okanogan, Omak Legal Advertising (2010-209 Jun. 30) NOTICE OF ORDINANCE PASSED BY THE OMAK CITY COUNCIL The following is the summary of an ordinance approved by the Omak City Council on the 21st day of June, 2010. Ordinance No. 1675 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2010 BUDGET FOR THE CITY OF OMAK BY APPROPRIATING ADDITIONAL FUNDS IN THE EQUIPMENT RENTAL CAPITAL PURCHASE FUND FOR PURCHASE OF A “VACTOR” TRUCK 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 June 7, 2010 agenda folder; or a copy will be mailed upon request by calling 509826-1170. Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle. (2010-210 Jun. 30) NOTICE OF ORDINANCE PASSED BY THE OMAK CITY COUNCIL The following is the summary of an ordinance approved by the Omak City Council on the 21st day of June, 2010. Ordinance No. 1676 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2010 BUDGET FOR THE CITY OF OMAK BY APPROPRIATING ADDITIONAL CURRENT EXPENSE EXPENDITURE FUNDS TO INCREASE THE GUARD RAIL HEIGHT AT THE TOP OF THE STAMPEDE ARENA GRANDSTANDS AND ADD A CONCRETE LANDING AND AISLE AT THE HANDICAPPED ACCESS RAMP 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 June 7, 2010 agenda folder; or a copy will be mailed upon request by calling 509826-1170. Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle. (2010-211 Jun. 30) NOTICE OF ORDINANCE PASSED BY THE OMAK CITY COUNCIL The following is the summary of an ordinance approved by the Omak City Council on the 21st day of June, 2010. Ordinance No. 1677 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2010 BUDGET FOR THE CITY OF OMAK BY APPROPRIATING ADDITIONAL FUNDS TO THE CURRENT EXPENSE EXPENDITURES FOR THE LIBRARY UPGRADE PROJECT 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 June 7, 2010 agenda folder; or a copy will be mailed upon request by calling 509826-1170. Published by the Omak-

Okanogan County Chronicle. (2010-212 Jun. 30) NOTICE OF ORDINANCE PASSED BY THE OMAK CITY COUNCIL The following is the summary of an ordinance approved by the Omak City Council on the 21st day of June, 2010. Ordinance No. 1678 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2010 BUDGET FOR THE CITY OF OMAK BY APPROPRIATING ADDITIONAL EXPENDITURE IN THE SEWER FUND FOR THE CULTURAL RESOURCES SURVEY NEEDED FOR THE SEWER COLLECTION SYSTEM NEPA REPORT 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 June 7, 2010 agenda folder; or a copy will be mailed upon request by calling 509826-1170. Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle. (2010-215 Jun. 30) Notice of Release of Draft Shoreline Master Program for Public Comment City of Omak Notice is hereby given that the City of Omak has completed preparation of a draft update to the Omak Shoreline Master Program, in compliance with the Shoreline Management Act and amendments thereto. The City Planning Commission, serving as a Shoreline Advisory Committee, developed the draft for Omak based on the draft Okanogan County Regional Cities and Towns Shoreline Master Program. The City Council has adopted a Resolution stating their intent to adopt the updated plan once the formal public review process is complete, and any issues are addressed with the Department of Ecology. Copies of the document are available for review at the Omak Library and City Hall during regular business hours. A hard copy or computer disk with the plan and associated documents are available at City Hall and can be downloaded at the City’s website; Comments on the updated plan must be submitted no later than 4:00 pm on August 30, 2010, to the City of Omak, P.O. Box 72, Omak, WA 98841, or via e-mail to The City Council will be holding a Public Hearing at a date to be determined at the end of the comment period. Persons requiring special assistance should contact City Hall with their requests. Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle.

820 Other legal Advertising (2010-175 May 26, Jun. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30) IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE 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. (2010-188 Jun. 9 & 30) THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANYTHING OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALEI. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned Trustee, Washington Foreclosure Services, Inc., will on the 9th day of July, 2010, at the hour of 10:00 a.m., inside the main entrance of the Okanogan County Courthouse, 149 N. 3rd Ave., Okanogan, Washington, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable at the time of sale, the following real property, situate in the County of Okanogan, State of Washington, towit: The Northwest quarter of the Southeast quarter; That portion of the Northeast quarter of the Southeast quarter, lying North of the County Road No. 9455; The East half of the Northeast quarter; All in Section 8, Township 35 North, Range 31, EWM, Okanogan, TOGETHER WITH A 1977 PRNCT manufactured home VIN KW5020, located thereon. Which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated April 20, 2007, and recorded on April 25, 2007, under file number 3117399, records of Okanogan County, State of Washington, from Thomas E. Hoffman and Michelle L. Hoffman, husband and wife, as Grantors, to CLS Mortgage, Inc., as beneficiary; with a subsequent Assignment of Deed of Trust recording on May 14, 2007, under file no. 3118175 assigning said beneficial interest to Stephen M. Colvin and Peggy A. Colvin, husband and wife. II. No action c o m menced by the beneficiary

of the Deed of Trust is now pending to seek satisfaction of the obligation in any court by reason of the Borrower’s or Grantor’s default on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust. III. The default(s) for which this foreclosure is made is/are as follows: Failure to pay the monthly payments from December 25, 2009, in the sum of $739.51 per month; late charges from December 2009 in the sum of $73.95 per month; delinquent real estate taxes for 2008 and 2009; plus a transfer, service and other loan fees in the sum of $210.00. IV. The sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust is $55,922.51 principal, together with interest as provided in the Note or other instrument secured from the 9th day of December, 2009, and such other costs and fees as are due under the note or other instrument secured as are provided by statute. V. The above described real property will be sold to satisfy the expense of sale and the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust as provided by statue. The sale will be made without warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances on July 9, 2010. The defaults in Paragraph III must be cured by the 28th day of June, 2010 (11 days before the sale date), to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if at any time on or before the 28th day of June, 2010 (11 days before the sale date), the default(s) as set forth in Paragraph III is/are cured and the Trustee’s fees and costs are paid. The sale may be terminated any time after the 28th day of June, 2010 (11 days before the sale date), and before the sale by the Borrower, Grantor, or the holder of any recorded junior lien or encumbrance paying the entire principal and interest secured by the Deed of Trust plus costs and fees, and advances, if any, made pursuant to the terms of the obligation and/or Deed of Trust, and curing all other defaults. VI A written Notice of Default was transmitted by the Beneficiary or Trustee to the Borrower and Grantor at the following address: Thomas Hoffman, 1495 Aeneas Valley Road, Tonasket, WA 98855; Michelle Hoffman, 1495 Aeneas Valley Road, Tonasket, WA 98855; and Resident of Property Subject to Foreclosure, 1495 Aeneas Valley Road, Tonasket, WA 98855; by first class and certified mail on the 24th day of February, 2010, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and the Borrower and Grantor were personally served on the 28th day of February, 2010, with said written Notice of Default or the written Notice of Default was posted in a conspicuous place on the real property described in Paragraph I above, and the Trustee has possession of proof of such service or posting. VII. The Trustee whose name and address are set forth below will provide, in writing to anyone requesting it, a statement of all costs and fees at any time prior to the sale. VIII. The effect of the sale will be to deprive the grantor and all those who hold by, through or under the Grantor, of all of their interest in the abovedescribed property. IX. Anyone having any objection to the sale on any grounds whatsoever will be afforded an opportunity to be heard as to those objections if they bring a lawsuit to restrain the sale pursuant to RCW 61.24.130. Failure to bring such a lawsuit may result in a waiver of any proper grounds for invalidating the Trustee’s sale. X. NOTICE TO OCCUPANTS OR TENANTS The purchaser at the Trustee’s sale is entitled to possession of the property on the 20th day following the sale, as against the grantor under the deed of trust (the owner) and anyone having an interest junior to the deed of trust, including occupants who are not tenants. After the 20th day following the sale the purchaser has the right to evict occupants who are not tenants by summary proceedings under Chapter 59.12 RCW. For tenant occupied property the purchase shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with RCW 61.24.060. DATED this 5th day of March, 2010. Washington Foreclosure Services, Inc., By: Vicky L. Armstrong, Vice-President, Successor Trustee, P. O. Box 14796, Spokane, WA 99214 (509) 892-0270. Published by the Omak-Okanogan

County Chronicle. (2010-189 Jun. 9 & 30) NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Pursuant to R.C.W. Chapter 61.24, et seq. and 62A.9A-604(a)(2) et seq. Trustee’s Sale No: 01FEE-92534 I NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned Trustee, REGIONAL TRUSTEE SERVICES CORPORATION, will on July 9, 2010, at the hour of 10:00 AM, at THE FRONT ENTRANCE OF THE EKING COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 149 THIRD NORTH, OKANOGAN, WA, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable at the time of sale, the following described real and personal property (hereafter referred to collectively as the “Property”), situated in the County of OKANOGAN, State of Washington: THE EAST 9 FEET OF LOT 3; ALL OF LOT 4, BLOCK 1, HOME ADDITION TO THE CITY OF OMAK, OKANOGAN COUNTY, WASHINGTON, AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN BOOK B OF PLATS, PAGE 22. Tax Parcel No: 1660010300, commonly known as 25 BARTLETT AVENUE EAST, ALSO APPEARS OF RECORD AS 25 EAST BARTLETT AVENUE, OMAK, WA. The Property is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated 2/7/2007, recorded 2/8/2007 , under Auditor’s/ Recorder’s No. 3114598, records of OKANOGAN County, Washington, from PAUL BEATTY AND REISEZELL BEATTY, HUSBAND AND WIFE, as Grantor, to BAINES TITLE AND ESCROW, as Trustee, in favor of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC R E G I S T R AT I O N SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR FIRST HORIZON HOME LOAN CORPORATION, as Beneficiary, the beneficial interest in which is presently held by EVERHOME MORTGAGE COMPANY. II No action commenced by the Beneficiary of the Deed of Trust is now pending to seek satisfaction of the obligation in any court by reason of the (2010-214 June 30 & July 7) NOTICE OF FINAL ACTION REGARDING CONDEMNATION PURSUANT TO RCW 8.25.290 TO: ROBERT OLIVER and ROBERTA OLIVER, husband and wife, and all other persons or parties unknown claiming any right, title, estate, lien or interest in the real estate described herein AND TO:

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In accordance with the provisions of RCW 8.25.290, on behalf of Public Utility District No. 1 of Douglas County, you are hereby notified that the District Commission will consider and may take final action on the potential condemnation of a portion of the property described below. The property at issue is located in Okanogan County, Washington, and more particularly described as follows: Described on Exhibit "A" The portion of the property contemplated for condemnation is described as follows: Described on Exhibit "B" Depicted on Exhibit "C" At 2:00 o'clock p.m., Monday, the 19th day of July, 2010, at the offices of the Douglas County Public Utility District No. 1 at 1151 Valley Mall Parkway, East Wenatchee, Washington, the Commission of Public Utility District No. 1 of Douglas County will decide whether or not to authorize the condemnation of a portion of the property described above. PUBLIC UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 1 OF DOUGLAS COUNTY, WASHINGTON A Washington Municipal Corporation By__________________ Jeffers, Danielson, Sonn & Aylward, P.S. By Garfield R. Jeffers, Attorneys for Public Utility District No. 1 of Douglas County EXHIBIT "A" Parcel 1: That portion of Government Lot 5, Section 10, Township 30 North, Range 25 East, W.M., Okanogan County, Washington, described as follows:

Borrower’s or Grantor’s default on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust. Ill The default(s) for which this foreclosure is/ are made are as follows: FAILURE TO PAY THE MONTHLY PAYMENT WHICH BECAME DUE ON 9/1/2009, AND ALL SUBSEQUENT MONTHLY PAYMENTS, PLUS LATE CHARGES AND OTHER COSTS AND FEES AS SET FORTH. Failure to pay when due the following amounts which are now in arrears: Amount due as of April 9, 2010 Delinquent Payments from September 01, 2009 8 payments at $664.25 each $5,314.00 (09-01-09 through 04-0910) Late Charges: $203.08 Beneficiary Advances: $94.00 Suspense Credit: $0.00 TOTAL: $5,611.08 IV The sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust is: Principal $63,041.82, together with interest as provided in the note or other instrument secured, and such other costs and fees as are due under the note or other instrument secured, and as are provided by statute. V The above described real property will be sold to satisfy the expenses of sale and the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust as provided by statute. The sale will be made without warranty, express or implied regarding title, possession, or encumbrances on July 9, 2010. The default(s) referred to in paragraph III must be cured by June 28, 2010 (11 days before the sale date) to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if at any time on or before June 28, 2010, (11 days before the sale date) the default(s) as set forth in paragraph III is/are cured and the Trustee’s fees and costs are paid. The sale may be terminated at any time after June 28, 2010, (11 days before the sale date) and before the sale, by the Borrower, Grantor, any Guarantor or the holder of any recorded junior lien or encumbrance paying the entire principal and inter-

Commencing at the Southwest corner of the Northeast quarter of the Southwest quarter (a found brass cap monument); thence North 88°01'23" East, 106.52 feet; thence North 17°55'25" East, 2,784.51 feet along the West line of Primary State Highway No. 10 to the North line of said Government Lot 5; thence South 89°06'31" West, 975.91 feet along the North line of said Government Lot 5; thence South 00°35'30" East, 405 feet to the True Point of Beginning; thence continuing South 00°35'30" East, 157.59 feet; thence South 02°12'28" East, 185.09 feet; thence South 28°10'42" West, 60.20 feet; thence South 26°25'11" West, 47.12 feet; thence easterly to a point on the West line of Primary State Highway No. 10 which bears South 17°55'25" West, 1050 feet from the North line of said Government Lot 5; thence North 17°55'25" East, 500 feet; thence northwesterly to the True Point of Beginning. Parcel 2: That portion of Government Lot 5, Section 10, Township 30 North, Range 25 East, W.M., Okanogan County, Washington, described as follows: Beginning at the Southwest corner of the Northeast quarter of the Southwest quarter (a found brass cap monument); thence North 88°01'23" East, 106.52 feet; thence North 17°55'25" East, 2,784.51 feet along the West line of Primary Sate Highway No. 10 to the North line of said Government Lot 5; thence South 17°55'25" West, 550 feet to the True Point of Beginning; thence North 17°55'25" East, 550 feet; thence South 89°06'31" West, 975.91 feet along the North line of said Government Lot 5; thence South 00°35'30" East, 405 feet; thence southeasterly to the True Point of Beginning. EXCEPT from Parcel 1 and 2, any portion that may lie outside the parcel described in Deed recorded under Auditor's File No. 567708. Situate in the County of Okanogan, State of Washington. Tax Parcel Nos. 3025100011 and 3025100013

est secured by the Deed of Trust, plus costs, fees, and advances, if any, made pursuant to the terms of the obligation and/or Deed of Trust, and curing all other defaults. VI A written Notice of Default was transmitted by the Beneficiary or Trustee to the Borrower and Grantor at the following addresses: PAUL BEATTY, PO BOX 105, TONASKET, WA, 98855 PAUL BEATTY, 25 EAST BARTLETT AVENUE, OMAK, WA, 98855 PAUL BEATTY, 25 BARTLETT AVENUE EAST, OMAK, WA, 98841 REISEZELL BEATTY, 25 BARTLETT AVENUE EAST, OMAK, WA, 98841 REISEZELL BEATTY, PO BOX 105, TONASKET, WA, 98855 REISEZELL BEATTY, 25 EAST BARTLETT AVENUE, OMAK, WA, 98855 by both first class and certified mail on 3/9/2010, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and on 3/10/ 2010, the Borrower and Grantor were personally served with said written notice of default or the written Notice of Default was posted in a conspicuous place on the real property described in paragraph I above, and the Trustee has possession of proof of such service or posting. VII The Trustee’s Sale will be held in accordance with Ch. 61.24 RCW and anyone wishing to bid at the sale will be required to have in his/her possession at the time the bidding commences, cash, cashier’s check, or certified check in the amount of at least one dollar over the Beneficiary’s opening bid. In addition, the successful bidder will be required to pay the full amount of his/her bid in cash, cashier’s check, or certified check within one hour of the making of the bid. The Trustee whose name and address are set forth below will provide in writing to anyone requesting it, a statement of all costs and fees due at any time prior to the sale. VIII The effect of the sale will be to deprive the Grantor and all those who hold by, through or under the Gran-

tor of all of their interest in the above described property. IX Anyone having any objection to the sale on any grounds whatsoever will be afforded an opportunity to be heard as to those objections if they bring a lawsuit to restrain the same pursuant to RCW 61.24.130. Failure to bring such a lawsuit may result in a waiver of any proper grounds for invalidating the Trustee’s Sale. X NOTICE TO OCCUPANTS OR TENANTS The purchaser at the Trustee’s Sale is entitled to possession of the property on the 20th day following the sale, as against the Grantor under the Deed of Trust (the owner) and anyone having an interest junior to the Deed of Trust, including occupants who are not tenants. After the 20th day following the sale the purchaser has the right to evict occupants who are not tenants by summary proceeding under Chapter 59.12 RCW. For tenant-occupied property, the purchaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with section 2 of this act. DATED: April 8, 2010 Effective Date: REGIONAL TRUSTEE SERVICES CORPORATION Trustee By CHAD JOHNSON, AUTHORIZED AGENT Address: 616 1st Avenue, Suite 500 Seattle, WA 98104 Phone: (206)3402550 Sale Information: ASAP# 3527006 06/09/2010, 06/ 30/2010 Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle. (2010-200 Jun. 23, 30 & Jul. 7) IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF OKANOGAN In the Matter of the Estate of BEVERLY A CHALMERS Deceased. No. 10-4-00038-0 NOTICE TO CREDITORS The personal representative named below has been appointed and has qualified as personal rep-

resentative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the personal representative, the resident agent designated below, or the personal representative’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the personal representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(1)(c); 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 non-probate assets. FILING COPY OF NOTICE TO CREDITORS: June 16, 2010 DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION: June 23, 2010 KENNETH CHALMERS, Personal Representative 22626 A Hwy 20 Okanogan, WA 98840 LAW OFFICES OF HENRY A. RAWSON Henry A. Rawson, WSBA #6532 Attorney for Personal Representative Box 1036, Okanogan, WA 98840 Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle. (2010-201 Jun. 23, 30 & Jul. 7) IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF OKANOGAN In Re the Estate of: BEATRICE WELLS, Deceased. No. 10-4-00039-8 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS (RCW 11.40.030)

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The Administrator named below has been appointed as Administrator of this Estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statue of limitations, present the claim in the manner provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the Administrator or the Administrator’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of (1) thirty days after the Administrator served or mailed the notice to creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(1)(c); 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. Date of first publication: June 23, 2010 Administrator: Sheila Schily Attorney for Administrator:

Peg R. Callaway Address for Mailing or Service: 700-A Okoma Drive, Omak, WA 98841 Court of probate proceedings and cause number: Okanogan County Superior Court, Cause No. 104-0039-8 Dated this 16th day of June, 2010. CALLAWAY & DETRO PLLC Peg R. Callaway; WSBA #13786 Attorney for Estate. Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle. (2010-203 June 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21 and 28) IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR OKANOGAN COUNTY SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION NO. 09-2-00688-3 Ann Mittelstaedt, a single woman, Plaintiff, v. GOLDEN PHOENIX TRADING, INC., A dissolved Washington State Corporation, Defendant. The State of Washington to the said Golden Phoenix Trading, Inc., Defendant:

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 23rd day of June, 2010, and defend the above entitled action in the above entitled court, and answer the complaint of the Plaintiff, Ann Mittelstaedt, and serve a copy of your answer upon the undersigned attorneys for the Plaintiff, Ann Mittelstaedt, at the 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. Golden Phoenix Trading, Inc. owns timber rights via a deed recorded in Okanogan County Records Book 134, Page 415. Those certain real property rights legally described as follows: PERPETUAL TIMBER RIGHTS OVER THE NORTH HALF OF SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 31 EAST, W.M. SITUATE IN THE COUNTY OF OKANOGAN, STATE OF WASHINGTON.

Golden Phoenix Trading, Inc. is a dissolved corporation in the state of Washington; the last known address of said corporation being 3131 Elliott Avenue, Suite 770, Seattle, WA 98121. Plaintiff requests that the timber rights be returned to the owner and title quieted in the property legally described as: THE EAST ONE-THIRD OF THE EAST HALF OF THE EAST HALF OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 31 EAST, W.M. AND THE WEST HALF OF THE EAST TWOTHIRDS OF THE EAST HALF OF THE EAST HALF OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 31 EAST, W.M. ALL SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF OKANOGAN, STATE OF WASHINGTON. TAX PARCEL NO(S). 3831320012 and 3831320013 respectively. LAND LAW WASHINGTON, PLLC Attorneys for the Plaintiff

Earl Morriss, WSBA#34969 2920 Colby Avenue, Suite 214 Everett, WA 98201 425-374-3417 Published by Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle. (2010-205 Jun. 23, 30 & Jul. 7) SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON KING COUNTY In re the Estate of GREGORY A. BISSELL, Deceased. (D.O.D. June 29, 2009) NO. 10-4-03244-1 SEA 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 decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the personal representative or the personal representative’s attorney at the address stated below a

copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the personal representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(1)(c); 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. Date of First Publication: June 23, 2010 Personal Representative: Dalton Bissell Attorney for the Personal Representative: James Pleasants Address for Mailing or Service: 2100 116th Ave NE, Bellevue WA 98004 Court of probate proceedings and cause number: King County, No. 10-403244-1 SEA Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle. (2010-208 Jun. 30) PATEROS SCHOOL BOARD OF DIRECTORS


next to tennis courts South Field Track - 619 Jasmine St The list of surplus items is available at the Omak School District Superintendent’s Office located at 619 West Bartlett Avenue, Omak WA 98841 or by calling 826-0320. Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle.

The Board of Directors of the Pateros School District 122-70J has directed that a special workshop meeting be held at 6:00 p.m. Monday, July 12, 2010 in the Pateros School staff room. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct a board retreat for strategic planning.

(2010-216 Jun. 30 & Jul. 7) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Public Utility District No. 1 of Okanogan County will receive sealed bids

Lois A. Davies Clerk of the Board Pateros School District Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle.

until 2:00 p.m., Thursday, July 15, 2010, at which time all bids will be publicly opened and read. Bid is for one mobile reclaiming unit for Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF6) gas.

(2010-213 Jun. 30) OMAK SCHOOL DISTRICT SURPLUS SALE Miscellaneous items which have been declared surplus by the Board of Directors of the Omak School District are being sold at a surplus sale to be held on Friday, August 6, 2010 and Saturday, August 7, 2010 from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at three locations:

All bids must be sealed and prominently marked “Bid 373-10” on the outside of the envelope. The District reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Specifications may be obtained by contacting Public Utility District No. 1 of Okanogan County, PO Box 912, Okanogan, WA 98840 or at the District’s office located at 1331 2nd Avenue North, Okanogan, WA.

East Elementary School back parking lot High School Auto Shop -

Mark Watson Purchasing Supervisor (509) 422-8484 Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle. (2010-219 Jun. 30) LEGAL NOTICE Ferry Okanogan Fire Protection District #13 is now accepting applications from suppliers and/or contractors to be included on the District’s Small Works Roster. The following roster of categories, not all inclusive, to contract, lease, or purchase items or services consisting of: Construction Services, to include building contractors. Materials Equipment, to include vehicles. Supplies If interested, please contact Ferry Okanogan Fire Protection District #13, at 350 East Delaware #5, Republic, WA 99166. Application forms are available at the Keller Street Fire Hall in Republic during our regular meeting, 2nd Tuesday of the month. Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle.

BUSINESS AND SERVICE DIRECTORY AIR CONDITIONING/ HEATING Quality and Reliability Heating, Air Conditioning, Heat Pumps, Geothermal, Radiant Authorized Sales and Service


Medrano’s Auto

Repairs and Sales, LLC Bring an estimate . . . we’ll do our best to beat it! Car Hauling Available!

509-826-4301 1-800-848-7585 WA Cont. Lic.# DONKREI983KA

ASPHALT MAINTENANCE 509-826-5904 Commercial and Residential. • Sweeping • Asphalt Maintenance • Sealing and Crack Repair • Lot Striping • Snow Removal


Castelda & Castelda Inc. ps Roger and Anthony Castelda Attorney at Law 509-486-1175 204 S. Whitcomb Ave., Tonasket

Serving Okanogan County 257 Old Hwy. 97, Brewster

509-689-2803 509-322-5386


Karro, Smith & Derting, PLLC Real Estate • Business Estate Planning • Probate



Tribal • Family • Criminal

509-826-1971 7 N. Main, Omak


Complete line of building materials Quality supplies since 1957 • Plumbing • Electrical • Roofing • Lumber • Plywood • Windows • Doors • Insulation • Cabinetry

Tonasket • 486-2888

8 Acres of Foreign and Domestic Cars and Trucks WE BUY WRECKED CARS M-F 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

1-800-822-5761 689-2292

25899 Hwy 97 S. Brewster

Specializing in pole barn construction, including: • Machine shops • Horse barns • Storage buildings • Garages • References available

FREE estimate 509-560-0558

509-826-5904 Commercial and Residential • Mowing • Trimming • Sod Installation • Sprinkler Repair • Thatching • Aerating



• FREE Estimates • Licensed and Insured • Kitchen • Bathrooms • Windows • Doors • Floors • And More...

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Building Supply and Hardware Stores Lumber • Hardware Tools • Carpet and Flooring Dewils and Huntwood Cabinets • Accessories and More

Valley Lumber Okanogan


Next to Armory 509-422-6166

Horizon Flats 509-996-2264

CONCRETE H&H Concrete & Supply • Slabs • Foundations • Patios • Sidewalks • Steps • Stamp Concrete

FREE ESTIMATES 509-422-5815 Licensed & Bonded • HHCONS*033D0

To reach all of Okanogan County contact the advertising professionals at The Chronicle. We offer complete advertising services.

509-826-1110 1-800-572-3446

WELDING For all your welding and cutting supplies, tools and accessories.

Financing Available

Valley Mini Storage 5x10 10x10 10x20 1 20x20 unit available Starting at $19.95 “Valuables Deserve Valley”

• Lincoln • Esab • Victor • Dewalt Ask about rentals

422-6166 Okanogan 2256 Elmway, Okanogan

Lic. #JOHNSC*033MN


Agee Concrete and Construction, LLC Estimates are always free!


509-422-9990 Lic. # ALPINGP917LT


• Residential • Industrial • Commercial Contact Samuel

General Pest Control Landscape Spraying Fertilizing and Weed Control Serving all of Okanogan County!

Rodeo Trail Mini Storage • Covered RV Storage • Fully Paved • Electric Gate/ Security Fence • Best Prices in Town • Between Omak/Okanogan 5x5 5 x 10 10 x 10

Sizes: 10 x 15 10 x 20 10 x 25

10 x 30 1- 10x 40



509-826-5626 or 509-429-6850 Lic.#BOERSEL913KE

Don Kruse Electric, Inc. Residential • Commercial Complete Retail Selection

Julie’s Love Your Pet Sitting • In-home care while you’re away • Pet boarding • Kennel-free • Pet taxi

Cont. No. DONKREI983KA

50 Hopfer Rd., Omak

PLUMBING AND DRAINAGE Allways Plumbing 826-6383 or 322-1715


Neil Lyons Fencing Serving NCW for over 40 years • Vinyl • Chain Link • Wood • Wrought Iron Custom Gates Temporary Fence Panels

Office: 509-470-7479 Mobile: 509-860-7083


Copple Road Mini Storage



for the do-it-yourselfer

826-4301 1-800-848-7585

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509-826-2162 or 1-800-490-3654


5x10 10x10 10x20


Mid-Valley Pest Control Custom Cabinets & Installation Licensed • Bonded • Insured 509-429-0123 • Tonasket • PINERRC918ND

Elmway U-Store

Commercial • Residential




Installed Insulation and Garage Doors



BULLDOZING • Bulldozing • Orchard Removal Will trade clearing for the right trees. Boltz Construction 509-415-0346 Lic. #BOLTZC*994LC


Office: 509-422-0295 Cell: 509-429-0417


Shull’s Auto Wrecking and Towing

Johnson Construction

Midway Building Supply

PO Box 845, Okanogan, WA 98840



Call for a

JAMES KEECH Criminal Worker’s Comp 245 W. Pine, Okanogan 509-422-1671


Drain cleaning Fixture Installation and Repair New Construction, Replumb Lic. #ALLWAP*0310R

Cert. Residential/Commercial “Complete Professional Service” 30 years’ experience

826-0660 • 486-2446 Lic. # LevinPC940RF

PUMP AND IRRIGATION Cooks Cutting Edge, Inc. Pump Repair and Lawn Sprinkler Systems

509-486-4320 Lic. • Bonded #COOKSCE044PS

Fogle Pump & Supply, Inc.

Well Drilling • Pumps • Water Treatment • FREE On-site Estimates • 25 Years in Business • Well Drilling Rotary and Cable • Complete Water Systems • 99% Customer Satisfaction Serving all of Okanogan Valley

1-509-845-3500 WA Lic. #FOGLEPS095L4

TREE SERVICE Loup Loup Tree Service

Residential and Commercial Climbing and Removal 25 yrs. experience Thinning and Fire Fuel Reduction Chipping and Burning Forester with 30 yrs. experience



“The Water Professionals”

Licensed • Bonded • Insured Lic.#LOUPLLT904D2

SERVING ALL OF NORTH CENTRAL WASHINGTON 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

June 30 2010 Chronicle  

OKANOGAN — For nearly 50 years, an accounting oversight has left money in the hands of Okanogan County and all cities in the county that Pat...