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June 9, 2010

Man beaten in Omak


Omak girl battles bone cancer


Three arrested; details are unclear By Dee Camp The Chronicle OMAK – A man is clinging to life at Sacred Heart Medical Center, Spokane, after being beaten early Tuesday, June 8. Police have not identified the victim, who suffered a broken neck and facial injuries so severe they couldn’t identify him positively, Chief Larry Schreckengast said. He is thought to be a 47year-old Omak man. The man’s family was notified Tuesday morning of the incident and advised to contact the hospital, Schreckengast said. “We’re still investigating,” he said just before 9 a.m. Tuesday. “The facts are spotty.” Two men and a woman were booked into the Okanogan County Jail Tuesday morning on suspicion of first-degree assault. Arrested were Jimmy Jack Clark, 24, Omak; Martina Lynn Comeslast, 19, Omak, and John Lastarr Howard, 27, address unknown. Schreckengast said officer Josh Petker was on his way to another call when he spotted a fight in front of a business at the west end of the Central Avenue bridge. About the same time, a 911 call came for possible gunshots fired in the same area. The combatants dragged the victim onto the nearby Okanogan River dike, but scattered when the officer

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Fund-raisers set to help family cope with medical bills By Sheila Corson The Chronicle OMAK – Seventh-grader and former Sunflower Princess Tawnya “T” Phillips is undergoing chemotherapy at Seattle Children’s Hospital for bone cancer. On May 20, a few weeks before her 13th birthday, doctors told Phillips and her family that she has osteosarcoma. She will be in the hospital for about three months, said her father, Brian Phillips. If she responds well to treatment, she will be able to move into the Ronald McDonald House. Tawnya is not alone as she goes through the battle. Brian said he and mother Bernadine keep family with her 24 hours a day. Her brother, Craig, and sister, Bridgit, take turns caring for her. Her aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and grandma also spend their share of time with her as they can. Tawnya loves to dance and

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A rooster flees from Dreamer Best of Omak during the children’s chicken chase at the Tonasket Founders Day Rodeo on June 4. More on the event is on Page B4.

Couple: Neighborhood stinks Sewage smell makes it tough to be outside By Brenda Starkey The Chronicle OROVILLE – A couple who live in the Eastlake area say they’ve done everything according to the books, but can’t enjoy their home because of the sewage smell in the area. Neil and Debbi Vigas, who have brought their complaints to city council before, asked the council during its June 1 meeting if anything can be done. They said they can’t enjoy their porch, open their window or enjoy their yard because of the stench. City Superintendent Rod

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“ The problem may be more than one of maintance, and require an engineer or someone with more expertise. City Superintendent Rod Noel

” Noel said the problem is caused by a system serving fewer homes than it was intended to serve. The city flushes the system with water when the odor becomes more noticeable, and

has tried charcoal filters to try and eliminate the smell. The problem may be more than one of maintenance, and require an engineer or someone with more expertise than him, Noel said.

The problem is a lack of funding to have a study done. It is normal practice to build sewer systems to allow for expansion, Noel said. The problem affects the whole area served by city sewers on the east side of Lake Osoyoos, including Veranda Beach, Debbi Vigas said. The two said they had the Okanogan County Health District inspect their property and they believe there may be an air quality health concern. Residents have a substantial investment in homes that they can’t enjoy, Debbi Vigas said. The council asked that a meeting be set up with the Okanogan County Planning Department and Varela and Associates engineering firm to study possible solutions and funding sources.

play sports, and misses her teammates. She was afraid to let them down this season, Brian said. She likes to watch scary movies and “Ghost Hunters” with her dad. Someday, she hopes to learn to play Phillips the guitar. She already enjoys singing along to her favorite artist, Miley Cyrus. She looks forward to recovering and getting back to sports and school. The family has no idea what the expenses will amount to, but friends and family members are already making ways for people to help. A benefit concert will be at 6 p.m. June 24 at the Omak Community Center, 511 Benton St. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for ages 6-17 and free for younger children. Music will be by Jim Boyd, the Chipmunks Drummers and flutist Jahmilah Seymour.

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Tribal member takes priest abuse case to Rome Vargas alleges mistreatment while at St. Mary’s By Brenda Starkey The Chronicle OMAK – A Colville tribal member traveled to Rome last month to tell the Italian Parliament and the International Human Rights Commission about her struggle to live past abuse she says she received as a child at St. Mary’s Mission. “It allowed me to have a voice, to share my concerns,” Clara Vargas said. Vargas, 50, who now lives in Tacoma and works for the Puyallup Tribe, and several Yakama tribal members were part of a lawsuit filed two years ago in U.S. District Court by the

Tamaki Law Firm of Yakima against the Oregon Province of the Society of Jesus, which operated St. Mary’s. The school now is known as Paschal Sherman Indian School and is operated by the Colville Confederated Tribes. Although the case was dismissed because the Oregon Province filed for bankruptcy, there have been some settlements recently from the bankruptcy courts for others who lived in the province’s boarding schools. Vargas said she was abused and reported it years ago, but no one believed a child who was accusing a priest. She told her parents, who eventually spanked her because they didn’t believe her stories. When she was older, she began to understand what was

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Candidates throw their hats in the ring Filing continues through June 11 for many offices By Brenda Starkey and Dee Camp The Chronicle OKANOGAN – Several people threw their hats into the ring for county offices on Monday, June 7, the first day of filing. Candidates can file through Friday, June 11, county auditors offices said. First-day Ferry County candidates were incumbent Assessor Rachel Siracuse, Republican; incumbent Auditor Dianna Galvan, Republican; incumbent Clerk Jean Bremner Booher, Democrat; county

commissioner No. 2 Republican candidates Brian Dansel and Marty King and Democratic candidate Cynthia BonneauGreen; prosecutor candidate Dennis W. Morgan; District Court judicial candidate Tom Brown, and Public Utility District commissioner No. 1 incumbent Chris Kroupa and challenger John Hamilton. Filing on Monday in Okanogan County were incumbent Treasurer Leah F. McCormack, Democrat; sheriff candidate Dave Yarnell, Republican; county commissioner No. 3 candidate Jim DeTro, Republican; clerk candidate Cindy Gagne, Democrat; incumbent Auditor Laurie Thomas, Republican, and incumbent Assessor Scott D. Furman, Democrat. Declaration of candidacy

“ Candidates can file through Friday, June 11. Auditor’s offices

” forms for offices that are statewide or involve more than one county are filed with the Secretary of State in Olympia. Candidates can complete the declaration of candidacy form in the auditor’s office, by mail or online at www.ferry-county. com or www.okanogancounty. org and click on “auditor.” Fees

must be paid by 4 p.m. Friday, June 11, in the auditor’s office. Online filing began Monday and runs until 4 p.m. Friday, but candidates must give themselves time to have the fees paid, auditor’s offices said. In-person Ferry County filing will be in the Auditor’s Office in the courthouse, 350 E.

Delaware Ave. No. 2. Okanogan County filing will be in the Auditor’s Office in the courthouse, 149 N. Third Ave. Offices up for election are: Ferry County • Assessor – Incumbent Rachel D. Siracuse, four-year term, $385.28 filing fee. • Auditor – Incumbent Diannna L. Galvan, four-year term, $385.28 filing fee. • Clerk – Incumbent Jean M. Bremner Booher, four-year term, $385.28 filing fee. • Commissioner, District 2 – Incumbent Ronald J. Bond, four-year term, $422.50 filing fee. • Sheriff – Incumbent Peter F. Warner, four-year term, $462.50 filing fee. • Treasurer – Incumbent Mark K. Rupp, four-year term, $385.28 filing fee.

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• Prosecuting attorney – Incumbent Michael G. Sandona, four-year term, $1,068.49 filing fee. • District Court judge – Incumbent Lynda C. Eaton, four-year term, $510.16 filing fee. • PUD commissioner District 1 – Incumbent Chris A. Kroupa, four-year term, $120 filing fee. • Precinct committee officer – All 36 precincts, Democrats and Republicans, two-year term, no filing fee. Okanogan County Offices up for election are: • Assessor — Incumbent Scott Furman, four-year term, $545.04 filing fee. • Auditor — Incumbent Laurie Thomas, four-year term,

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North-Central Washington: Cooler Wednesday with rain. Mostly cloudy Thursday with a shower possible. Partly sunny Friday. A shower possible toward Oroville and Winthrop; pleasant near Omak and toward Wenatchee. Mostly sunny Saturday. Warmer toward Republic; pleasant toward Wenatchee. Shown is Wednesday’s weather. Temperatures are Wednesday’s highs and Wednesday night’s lows.

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The creek keeps changing I have written before about the little unnamed creek which flows into Granite Creek. But it keeps changing. The small box canyon, on the left, as you are westbound, may not be more than 300 feet long. The creek pops under North Cascades Highway and down a short, bumpy stretch before pouring itself into Granite Creek. The canyon walls are vertical. If you catch it at the right season, there will be two falls at the back end, but the second is a high-water-only drop. The other one flows steadily. I have no idea how far back into the mountains it may extend. But right now, I am intrigued by the implied force of that innocent-looking little water. The first time I saw it, there was a concrete structure across its far end, forming a sort of dam. Why, in a spot like this? And the water flowed over it in a straight line.

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Elizabeth Widel A few years later, there was no such structure there. But two large forms of concrete were askew in the creek bed. They were partly filled with gravel and rock. Had the creek dislodged them and shoved them down its little valley? It seems unlikely. Some years later, as I have reported to you before, Marsha and I hiked up beside the creek in low water until we came to a great bunch of piled-up branches and broken trees stretching clear across the little canyon, probably something less than 40 feet. (All measurements approximate.) On a later check, we found the entire barrier gone. What

else was there to move this material except the creek itself? It comes with considerable force, and one knows better than to get into white water. But still . . . This last time the small water trumped its own ace. Scattered through the little box canyon are the boles of fully grown trees. Branches and bark were stripped away. How had they got there? Something toppled them, and they fell into the creek? Were they brought down from the upper reaches of its course? There’s nothing orderly about their present position. The big question will be: Where do they go from here? To get anywhere they are going to have to go through the culvert under the highway. This will bear watching.

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The Chronicle OMAK – Retired educator Ron DeHaan has been named interim principal at East Omak Elementary School. Principal Ted Pearson is on paid administrative leave after being accused of slapping an 11year-old student who allegedly was unruly and had been removed from a classroom. He was charged with fourthdegree assault. Pearson filed a notice of appearance in Okanogan County District Court on June 2. A status hearing is planned for 1:30 p.m. June 21. DeHaan worked for the Omak district for more than 30 years as a teacher, vocational director and high school principal. He coached tennis for more than 20 years, and played for Washington State University. After retiring in 2004, he worked as a tennis professional for North Cascades Athletic Club. His wife, Randi, is secretary to Superintendent Art

Teacher placed on leave OMAK – A sixth-grade teacher has been placed on paid administrative leave while the district conducts an investigation of her. Superintendent Art Himmler declined to give details about the action against Kayla Wells. She has been on leave for about three weeks. Wells also declined to comment. Neither the Omak Police Department nor the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office is investigating her, Omak Sgt. Sean Isaac and Sheriff Frank Rogers said. Besides teaching, she has

been an assistant coach for high school track, girls basketball and cross country. She has worked for the district since fall Wells 2007. According to her Facebook page, Wells graduated from Capital High School in Olympia in 2001, from the University of Puget Sound in 2005 and from Washington State University with a master’s in elementary education in 2007.

Himmler. Pearson will retire June 30 after more than 40 years in education. Ryan Christoph, principal at

Paschal Sherman Indian School and an Omak graduate, was hired by the School Board May 25 to become principal at East on July 1.

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Suit filed over access By Brenda Starkey The Chronicle LOOMIS – A lawsuit has been filed in U.S. District Court that could give the public the right to drive up roads presently blocked by the Bureau of Land Management on Palmer Mountain east of town. The suit, brought by Okanogan County and the Hallauer family of Oroville, alleges the BLM has locked gates leading to its property on the mountain that also keeps landowners and others off the roads that have been long-

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established routes to mine claims and recreational land. The suit, filed May 26, is aimed at reopening Black Bear Road and Washburn Lake/Palmer Mountain Road to vehicle use. County commissioners decided May 17 to join the lawsuit initiated by Wilbur “Web” Hallauer, 96, Oroville, his wife, Jo, and children. Web Hallauer is a former state senator and state director of ecology. Joining the lawsuit will not cost the county anything except for some time of a deputy

prosecutor, commissioners said. The suit is being filed by the Hallauer family through attorney Owen M. “Bud” Gardner Jr., Okanogan. After some 10 years of trying to negotiate with BLM to trade property or access roads, nothing has materialized, Gardner said. There are federal and state statutes that support the Hallauer family’s right to access their land, he said. Web Hallauer would like to see the matter settled while he is still alive, Gardner said.


The Chronicle OKANOGAN — County Auditor Laurie Thomas has announced candidacy for re-election. She is in the last year of her first term. Thomas, a Republican, Thomas said she is proud of her staff and its accomplishments. “Our team is dedicated to customer service, and has proven our commitment and ability to provide the efficient, courteous service deserved by our citizens.” Four years ago, Thomas campaigned on the promise to safeguard taxpayer dollars and public trust. “Accountability, transparency and ethics are principles we practice in your county auditor’s office on a daily basis,” she said. “I am honored to represent and serve the public in Okanogan County, and would like to thank them for this privilege,” she said. “I am a working auditor. “My 23 years of experience in the auditor’s office has given me the qualifications and desire to provide the guidance necessary to work through these challenging economic times. “With your support, I pledge to continue to be an advocate for the people, and hold local government to a high standard.”

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Ramsey Creek Road, Forest Road No. 5009200, will be closed for several weeks because of a washout. Heavy rains and a plugged culvert washed away 1,000 feet of road to a depth of four feet in some places. “Our engineers are looking at it now,” Methow Valley District Ranger Michael Liu said. “Our goal is to reopen the road before the Fourth of July weekend.”The road is several miles northeast of Winthrop.

Culp seeks re-election The Chronicle OKANOGAN — Judge Chris Culp will seek re-election to the Okanogan County District Court bench. He was first elected in November 1986, and will finish his sixth term at the end of this year. Culp also serves as Superior Culp Court commissioner and an elected judge pro tem. If re-elected, he will become the presiding judge for District Court in January when Dave Edwards retires after 32 years. “It remains my privilege to serve as judge in the county where I grew up,” he said. “We often hear District Court referred to as the people’s court, meaning we see people for everything from small claims to protections orders, from traffic infractions to more common criminal offenses.” Most people who deal with courts end up in District Court, he said.

“As a judge, I have opportunities to use compassion and help people,” he said. “Other times it requires making difficult decisions or imposing sentences I believe are consistent with local values and the law. I look forward to serving the citizens of Okanogan County in a new term as judge.” “Judge Edwards is well known locally and across the state for his vast experience, knowledge and familiarity of the law,” Culp said. “I am grateful for the opportunity to have worked with him for the last 24 years. We will miss him.” Culp praised the court staff for providing efficient and timely service in times of tight budgets and few resources. “District Court takes pride in its service to the public and I am confident we will continue to provide the highest level of access to justice,” he said. Culp is a member of the Okanogan-Omak Rotary Club and served for 10 years on the District and Municipal Court Judges’ Association board of directors, including being president in 2000-2001. He is a past HOSTS

volunteer at East Omak Elementary School and a former member of the Omak Performing Arts Center board. Culp and his wife, Omak attorney Peg Callaway, have two children. Son Jason Harrison, also known as JJ Harrison the rodeo clown, lives in Walla Walla with his wife, Melissa, and son, Huck. Daughter Ashley Culp is a third-year student in the Washington State University School of Veterinary Medicine.

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Brad Brown seeks Ferry position By Brenda Starkey The Chronicle REPUBLIC – Clint “Brad” Brown has announced his candidacy for Ferry County commissioner from District No. 2. Brown says he is a citizen of the county and not a politician. His family Brown has 109 years of history in the county, Brown said.

“It’s time for change and some common sense in county government,” he said. He favors balanced budgets and more communication between county offices and Ferry County citizens, he said. Others who have announced intentions to run are Cynthia Bonneau-Green, Brian Dansel, Jack Hamilton, Marty King and incumbent Commissioner Joe Bond. Brown said it’s time to take the politics out of the money and run the county like a business. “All government agencies should have balanced budgets,” he said.

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‘Stars and Stripes’ deserves reverence Just last week we, as Americans, honored our servicemen and service women who had given their lives defending freedom. Yet, many Americans don’t pay tribute to the flag that served as the symbol of freedom our military personnel have given their lives defending. This coming Monday, Flag Day, we have an opportunity to do just that. In fact, at least two of our communities — Tonasket and Wauconda — will host celebrations showing reverence for the “Stars and Stripes.” On Saturday, Tonasket veterans and officials will fly the American flag for the first time over the Armed Forces Legacy Project, a fitting tribute to both the flag and the local soldiers, airmen, seamen and Marines who died in the service of our country. In Wauconda, rural residents will gather for a picnic Sunday. But if you can’t make it to the events, there are other ways you show your respect, not only for the flag, but for the men and women who died defending it and its representation. Here are some tips to help with proper display and disposal of the U.S. flag: • Raise the flag briskly, but lower it slowly and ceremoniously. • Salute the flag as it is raised and lowered. People in uniforms should use the traditional military salute. If you’re not in uniform, put your right hand over your heart. Non-military personnel should remove all hats. • Flags should be flown between sunrise and sunset. Flying the flag at night is acceptable with proper lighting. • The flag may be flown upside down as a symbol of distress. Otherwise, it should always be rightside-up. • Stand and salute when saying the “Pledge of Allegiance” or for the playing of the National Anthem. • Never fly a worn flag that is unfit to serve as a symbol of our nation. When a flag is worn out, retire it by burning it in a dignified manner. Give our “Stars and Stripes” the reverence it deserves as a symbol of our country.

More to do for disabled residents We’re approaching the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the U.S. Census Bureau sent out a news release with some interesting statistics. July 26 marks two decades since the act was signed. It’s designed to guarantee equal opportunity for people with disabilities in public accommodations, commercial facilities, employment, transportation, state and local government services, and telecommunications. But, as with many laws, the goal and the reality have a ways to go toward becoming one and the same. The Okanogan post office, which has no Dee Camp ramp access, is a case in point. And, as much as those of us with disabilities might want to go certain places, I think most of us know some areas will remain off limits. I’ll probably never climb Mount Rainier, which some would argue falls under the act as a national park. But then, even if I hadn’t had a spinal cord injury that impairs my walking, I probably wouldn’t have climbed it anyway. Twenty years ago, many people scoffed at ADA. They questioned why such a law was needed. The Census Bureau figures offer some sobering statistics along those lines. In the U.S., there are 54 million people with a disability. That represents 19 percent of the noninstitutionalized population. By age, 5 percent of children 5-17 have disabilities. Ten percent of people 18-64 and 38 percent of adults 65 and older have disabilities. To try and bring statistics a little closer to home, I thought of our office. Out of 15 on the regular staff (not counting the part-time mailroom crew or the contract carriers), three of us — 20 percent — qualify for disabled parking placards. A couple more have serious issues that could develop into disabling conditions. At least two have close family members with disabilities. There are more statistics: 12.4 percent of females and 11.7 percent of males have disabilities, 11 million people age 6 and older need personal assistance with everyday activities, 3.3 million people 15 and older use a wheelchair and 10 million use a walking aid such as a cane or walker. Mobility isn’t the only concern, nor the only thing covered under the act. Some 1.8 million people 15 and older cannot see printed words and 1 million have hearing difficulties. Another 2.5 million have speech difficulties. Some 16.1 million people (7 percent of the population 15 and older) have limitations in cognitive functioning or have a mental or emotional illness interfering with daily activities. I’m not sure how to put all of that into perspective. I do know that as Baby Boomers age, the numbers will rise. Twenty years ago — no, even three years ago — I wouldn’t have given ADA much thought. I do now, and I appreciate the efforts to accommodate.


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

Flight reminds me why I live here Over the last year-and-a-half, I’ve interacted with Les Tugaw a couple times at the coffee club that meets each weekday morning at the Shell Truck Stop. Last Thursday, we got to talking about travel and aviation. In a matter of minutes, I learned that Les has flown some of Hollywood’s elite actors as well as some of the political, religious and cultural icons of our time, including the Dhali Llama. His career as a commercial and corporate pilot was intriguing. But his love of the Okanogan is just as compelling. A talented pilot, Les flies all over the world. He could live anywhere he wants. But he chooses Okanogan County, where his family’s roots run deep. After our discussion, Les offered to take me on an aerial tour of the area stretching from

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the Okanogan Legion Airport to Conconully, over Ruby, along Loup Loup Canyon to Twisp and back. He needed to run up his Cessna 180 engine before his next workrelated trip out of the area. At the same time, he wanted to share his love of the Okanogan. There was no way I’d turn down an offer to see this beautiful country from the air, especially since I’ve never flown over the rugged terrain that comprises the Okanogan. That Thursday evening, we took off from Okanogan Legion

Airport and headed west. Amid the turbulence that accompanies low-level flying in mountainous terrain, Tugaw pointed out a number of places important to him and his family, as well as locations historically important to Okanogan County. As he did so, he gave me a history lesson on many of the back roads visible from the air. Les positioned the plane perfectly, tipping the wing so I could photograph Conconully, Leader Lake and some of the areas burnt to a crisp in last year’s Oden Road Fire. I was amazed at how green the area looks from the sky, even in areas severely damaged by the fire that destroyed at least two homes, 11 out-buildings and 9,607 acres of forest and sageland. From the air, we could see several areas where burnt timber was being salvaged.

It was good to see – in this day and age of the “green” environmental movement, state laws and regulations often make it difficult to harvest timber, even if trees are already dead. The flight served as a reminder of how forests can rejuvenate themselves without interference by us. It showed me that after we’ve moved on, the forest can reclaim areas once settled, farmed and developed by man. It also reinforced my love of Eastern Washington, reverence for the hearty people who came before us and respect for people – like Les – who know where they came from and where they want to be.

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

Exchange not marred by mishap I would like to respond to the article written last week about the two lost students in Oroville. Although I am tempted to provide the public with some lengthy details to fill in quite a few holes, I believe it would only provide fuel for an unnecessary fire. I would simply like to acknowledge that an unfortunate misunderstanding happened between two Dominican teachers and two Dominican students here for a three-week exchange program. Charlene Alexander and her husband should be commended for stopping to pick the young ladies up so we could make sure they made home safely. This act of kindness demonstrates the kind of people we have living in this area. Reflecting back on the newspaper, the secondary story on the students was written in much greater detail and described the

GUEST COLUMN Steve Quick incredible exchange that took place between two schools in Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic and Oroville High School. I would have loved to see a picture of these happy students who joined our school, community and culture during May, instead of flogging the teachers who accidentally left these girls behind. I would like the public to know the teachers involved in the exchange program worked diligently for many months to arrange for this exchange to be a success. The program was an overwhelmingly excellent

experience for all involved. Quite honestly the three-week experience here in America was not marred by 30 minutes of two students walking down a lonely road in Molson at dusk. Their experience was defined much more by many first-time events and experiences. During their time here, students were able to experience snow, a Mariner’s game, a ferry ride, American malls, our school system, athletic events, hardwood basketball courts, American food, Laser Tag in Spokane, wildlife such as deer, mountain sheep, salmon, beaver, rattlesnakes etc., water skiing, wake boarding, Jet Skiing and dams the size of Grand Coulee, including the laser show. They were immersed in our culture with very caring families. In addition, Mr. Thornton and I were able to arrange a variety of special events put on by a variety of businesses, organizations and

civic groups. The group that came here left with super-positive memories. For everyone, the last weekend came with mixed emotions. After three weeks of having fun, learning from each other, and forming relationships, our time was up. On Memorial Day, we had to say our final farewell. One cannot imagine the tears that were shed as the host families and friends gathered to see them. The bonds that were formed and the relationships that have begun will last forever. Our experience with the Dominicans and their experience here in Oroville was defined by many positive and uplifting experiences that none of us will soon forget.

Steve Quick is the principal at Oroville High School. He will become Oroville schools superintendent July 1.

From our readers More to the story on unruly children As a parent of an unruly child, I took offense at the editorial in the May 26 edition. The writer obviously has considered the underlying causes of the child’s behavior. My child has bipolar disorder and is an unruly child (at school and at home). When there has been a problem, he was removed from the classroom. I was always called and sometimes he was suspended. Most children are not unruly. The ones who are probably have something else going on in their lives that causes this behavior to come out. It could be problems at home, relationship issues, poverty issues, substance abuse or a disorder like that of my son. It can be extremely frustrating for anyone dealing with an unruly child and patience does wear thin. But slapping a child is not acceptable and is a criminal assault. It is an educator’s job to be responsible with the children and to act like an adult. Educators do have the right to

remove unruly children, suspend them and when necessary will even expel students. This is listed in student handbooks. Maybe the writer should have read one. Amy Calvert Riverside

American workers can help orchards I read the May 26 column about Gebbers Farms bringing Jamaican workers to fill positions opened by the departure of Hispanics last fall due to lack of work visas. The unemployment rate in Okanogan County is one of the highest in the state. How about giving local people a shot at those jobs? There are a lot of our neighbors out there in town who are accepting unemployment checks, but really do want to get back out there in the work force. I come from a long line of agriculture workers – my grandfather worked in the orchards during the Great Depression and my grandmother worked in the packing shed. During those days, all the kids were let off school to go

to work in the orchards. Why not band together as a community and get the crop out, instead of asking people to leave their families and come all the way over from Jamaica? We can handle this, if only Gebbers would ask. Kristina McIntosh Omak

Accused killer should be in jail Lacey Hirst-Pavek should have to forfeit her freedom the same as anyone else. A murder charge with bail? Only in a family oriented county. Let’s remove the death of Michelle Kitterman — daughter, sister, loved one — for the moment and focus on the phrase “lose the baby.” We are sure that didn’t mean go for a walk at the playground and leave it behind. How much more premeditation does the court need? The preferential treatment for this one person who allegedly set this crime into motion is deplorable. Why is she is out on a $250,000 bond?

Does anyone else see the irony? Derina Phillips Okanogan

Cindy Gagne has something to offer With regard to the office of county clerk, I am endorsing Dem0ocrat Cindy Gagne. Her successful business management experience is what the office needs. Cindy has first-hand experience with collecting debt. Given the financial stresses experienced by the county as a business, Cindy’s experience will ensure solvency in the clerk’s office. Cindy has earned a wealth of experience in successfully negotiating across partisan lines while in municipal government. She is someone the county can be proud of in her representation on the many boards she would be assigned to as your clerk. I urge my past supporters to lend their support in choosing Cindy Gagne for Okanogan County clerk. Jackie Bradley Okanogan

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Tribal voters head to polls The Chronicle NESPELEM – Six Colville Business Council incumbents face challengers in the tribal general election Saturday, June 12. Reservation polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Inchelium Longhouse, Keller Community Center, Nespelem Community Center and the Omak senior meal site. In Omak, tribal voters will cast ballots in two races. For Omak District Position 1, incumbent Carleen M. Anderson faces former councilwoman Cherie Moomaw in what is expected to be a close race.

In the primary election, only seven votes separated the women. For Omak District Position 2, voters will choose between incumbent Ernie A. Williams and challenger Lisa NicholsonTrue. Williams won the primary in a landslide. Keller District voters will choose between Position 1 incumbent Jeanne A. Jerred and challenger Sylvia T. Peasley. Only 13 votes separated the two women in the May 1 tribal primary. Nespelem District voters will cast ballots in the Position 1 race for either incumbent Harvey Moses or challenger


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and former councilman Matthew Dick Jr. In the Nespelem District 2 race, incumbent Gene H. Joseph faces challenger Rickie Gabriel. In Inchelium, voters will have a choice only in the Position 2 race, which features incumbent Juanita Warren and challenger Douglas J. Seymor. In the Inchelium District Position 2 race, incumbent Michael O. Finley is running unopposed. Finley is currently the Colville Business Council chairman. Poll votes will be certified Monday, June 14, and absentee ballots will be certified

Omak ponders shoreline plan By Sheila Corson The Chronicle OMAK – The City Council will consider approval of its new shoreline plan beginning at the next council meeting, June 21. Planner Kurt Danison said at a June 7 meeting that the city’s deadline for state funding is the end of June, so the city will have to approve an “intent to adopt” resolution for the plan, then hold the public process afterward and take comments from the state Department of Ecology. Danison said most of the new plan is the same as the update. The 1991 plan had

Filing from A1 $545.04 filing fee. • Clerk — Incumbent Jackie Bradley, four-year term, $545.04 filing fee. • Commissioner, District 3 — Incumbent Mary Lou Peterson, four-year term, $558.24 filing fee. • District Court judge, Position No. 1 — Incumbent

Assault from A1 approached. Officer Chris Busching, Sgt. Don Eddy and Detective Jeff Koplin also responded and located the suspects,

Abuse from A1 going on in those days while her mind was still innocent, she said. “Now, as an adult, I know that behavior was inappropriate,” she said. At the time she just knew she didn’t like it and was afraid, she said. Because of her experiences at St. Mary’s, Vargas said she was overprotective of her daughter, fearing that similar things could happen to her. “I would have liked to know what my full potential was, if those things hadn’t happened,” she said. She theorizes that the Jesuits knew they were giving up the missions and there was a frenzy of those individuals who were going to abuse while they still could. “I think it’s really sad,” she said She said that as an adult she told another priest in 1996 that she was angry at the church, but

Phillips from A1 Tickets are available at Trail of Dreams, 17 N. Main St. At the concert and outside of it, raffle tickets will also be sold for $1 each or $5 for six. Items include paintings from local artists, a beaded lamp, Pendleton blanket and more, donation organizer Vera

different requirements for setbacks on the shoreline, but any current non-conforming uses will be grandfathered in. Some uses might require a permit, according to Ecology. In other business, the council: • Heard that staff intends to install steel cables around the top of the Stampede grandstands. Currently, a chain link fence serves as a guardrail, but City Administrator Ralph Malone said it “feels risky.” The cables will be strung about 6-8 inches apart from the top of the fence to the roof, about a $5,000 cost. • Heard that staff hopes to

appropriate more funds toward the library remodel. A $135,000 state Department of Commerce grant has been approved, along with $100,000 from the city as a match. Another $28,600 from the city would cover the costs of a handicapped-accessible bathroom. • Set two hearings for the 7 p.m. June 21 meeting. The council will hold a public hearing for the six-year street plan and a closed-record hearing for George Wilson’s request to revise the comprehensive plan and zoning map.

Chris Culp, four-year term, $1,417.10 filing fee. • District Court judge, Position No. 2 — Incumbent Dave Edwards, four-year term, $1,417.10 filing fee. • Prosecuting attorney — Incumbent Karl Sloan, fouryear term, $1,200.40 filing fee. • Sheriff - Incumbent Frank Rogers, four-year term, $757.32 filing fee.

• Treasurer — Incumbent Leah McCormack, four-year term, $545.04 filing fee. • PUD commissioner District 3 — Incumbent Ernie Bolz, six-year term, $216 filing fee. • Precinct committee officer — All 224 precincts, Democrats and Republicans, two-year term, no filing fee.

Schreckengast said. LifeLine Ambulance was called to take the injured man to Mid-Valley Hospital in Omak. “We don’t know for sure what prompted the assault,” Schreckengast said.

The three suspects and the man believed to be the victim may have had a disagreement earlier in the evening in an Omak tavern and the three apparently accused the man of stealing from them, Schreckengast said.

didn’t know why. Then the memories started flooding back. She said she has had problems with persons of authority, especially male authority figures. Vargas told the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Sheriff’s Office and Colville tribal authorities about what happened to her, but nothing is being pursued, she said. She was first a witness for another litigant involved with the Tamaki Law Firm’s case, she said. She didn’t want to be a litigant because she didn’t want to say she was a victim, Vargas said. “I didn’t know these things happened to anybody besides me,” she said. She has prayed for patience, self healing and self discovery. When she went into the fourth grade, the abuse stopped, she said. “Then I realized the reason it ended was there was another victim,” Vargas said. “This is

not just me. It was never just me.” Going to Rome, the heartland of the Catholic Church, was part of her ongoing healing process, she said. The trip was organized by a Canadian minister who works to benefit the First Nation people harmed in Catholic boarding schools. “I know people are skeptics,” Vargas said. “I was one of them. I try to keep an open mind and an open heart.” She said she remains a Catholic, although she doesn’t go to church every week. “The church has done a lot of good things,” she said. The experience has been one step that moved her from being a victim to being a survivor, she said. Ken Bear Chief, a paralegal with Tamaki Law Firm, said Vargas is one of 87 claimants. He said the firm is recruiting other victims so they can participate as future claimants. He can be reached at 800-8019564.

Best said. Tickets will also be at T’s Hair and Nails, 17 E. Central Ave. Tickets can also be purchased by calling 509-4221369 or 509-826-1707 . Best said she will set up an account at Bank of America in Tawnya’s name this week. To encourage Tawnya, emails can be sent to Brian also asked for prayers for a solid recovery. “T is one of those people that can touch any person she meets,” Brian said. “She finds friendship one of the best things in life. Her beauty is more than her appearance, it is her heart and how she is with people.”

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The Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office received an Above and Beyond Award from the Washington National Guard for support. Sheriff’s Office workers Stefen Wolak and Larry Clark recently returned from Iraq. Frank Anderson (left), area representative for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, presents the award to Wolak (right) and Sheriff Frank Rogers.

Administrators forego raises By Cheryl Schweizer Chronicle correspondent BRIDGEPORT – School administrators will defer raises for the 2010-11 school year under contracts approved by the School Board at its May 24 meeting. Superintendent Scott Sattler said administrators opted to forego raises because of the lean

between $75,000 and $82,000. In other business, the board decided to eliminate the out-oftown senior trip, beginning in 2014, when the incoming freshman class will graduate. Sattler said district officials are looking at alternatives, possibly an all night lock-in or maybe something else, but probably an event in town or close to town.

financial times. District officials also are eliminating classified positions in 2010-11, mainly through attrition, because of cuts at the state level. Sattler’s salary will continue to be $98,000 for the year, while principals Tami Jackson, Michael Porter and Jon Symonds and special programs director Diane Hull will make

Brewster focuses on its history Centennial festival set for July 4 By Cheryl Schweizer Chronicle correspondent BREWSTER – Organizers of the annual Bonanza Days parade are looking for historic people to help celebrate the 100th anniversary of the town’s incorporation. Brewster got its post office in 1896. In those days, getting a post office was the big step toward becoming a real town. But the town was incorporated in 1910, and to celebrate that anniversary, parade organizers want people who represent historic Brewster to be in the July 4 parade. They’re looking for the oldest person, Brewster High School graduate, the teacher, business owner – anybody and everybody who was part of historic Brewster. The parade will be at 6 p.m. Participants will assemble in

Tretwold, 689-2546, or Nell Duck, 689-2571. Parade and vendor applications are available on the Brewster Chamber of Commerce Web site,

the vacant lot on Main Street next to the Brewster Annex, 600 W. Main Ave., and march down Seventh Street to Columbia Cove Park. People who want to participate can contact Toni

Thank You To all the many wonderful friends and family who sent cards, calls, flowers, thoughts, prayers and hugs; we are grateful. The memorial service was perfect as was the delicious food served at our potluck. To the Legion Honor Guard and the American Legion Aux. a special thanks. We are forever grateful. Art Nelson’s extended family and wife, Dorothy

Donations sought for fireworks The Russel DeTro Family

The Chronicle REPUBLIC — Donations are sought to pay for the town’s fireworks display. The show is planned July 4 over Curlew Lake. Donations can be sent to the Republic Chamber of Commerce, Fireworks Display, P.O. Box 502, Republic 99166, or placed in a donation can in businesses around town, organizer Bobbi Weller said. The show is accompanied by a lighted boat parade with prizes. Boats can be registered by contacting Teena McDonald at 509-775-8105.

We would like to thank all of the family and friends for the love, prayers, contributions and support given to us during this difficult time. A special thanks to my children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and Mike Christensen for the beautiful service. Also, thank you to the Omak Stampede and the Mt. Olive Grange. Love, Bunny DeTro

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Conconully Lake (left) and Conconully Reservoir are nearly full on June 3 after a wet May.

Rain helps, but runoff still low The Chronicle CONCONULLY — The wet weather has nearly filled the Conconully reservoirs, but predicted summer runoff for the upper Columbia Basin remains below average. The Natural Resources Conservation Service’s June 1

Washington Basin Outlook Report said the two Conconully reservoirs contain 98 percent of capacity and 109 percent of the June 1 average. A month earlier, storage was 80 percent of average. May ended with monthly total precipitation well above normal, but the forecast is for a

drier-than-normal summer, the report said. Summer runoff average forecast is 61 percent for the Okanogan River, 73 percent for the Similkameen River, 60 percent for the Kettle River and 72 percent for the Methow River. May precipitation in the

upper Columbia was 157 percent of average, with precipitation for the water year at 95 percent of average. May stream flow for the Methow River was 95 percent of average. The Okanogan had 74 percent of average stream flow and the Similkameen had 76 percent.

EAST WENATCHEE — Douglas County Public Utility District filed its final license application for Wells Dam with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission last week. The three-volume application consists of an executive summary, initial statement and eight exhibits dealing with the project, construction history, costs, environmental concerns, maps and operations, a PUD announcement said. The main portion is the environmental exhibit with its 13 supporting documents. They include the proposed continuation of the Anadromous Fish Agreement and Habitat Conservation Plan, and implementation of an Aquatic Settlement Agreement that will protect and enhance sturgeon, bull trout, lamprey, resident fish and water quality resources within the project and that will help prevent the introduction and spread of aquatic nuisance species. Several agencies participated in the Aquatic

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Settlement Agreement. The application also includes a hatchery and genetics management plan for Methow River spring Chinook, final management plans for the protection and enhancement of wildlife and botanical resources, an avian protection plan, and a management plan for the protection and preservation of cultural resources. In all, the documents represent the culmination of more than five years of work by PUD staff, and the federal, state, tribal and local community representatives involved in relicensing the project,” PUD Natural Resources Supervisor Shane Bickford said. FERC will prepare a draft and final Environmental Assessment for the project. The application for water quality certification is expected to be filed with the state Department of Ecology in August. The Wells Project boundary extends 1.5 miles up the Methow River and 15.5 miles up the Okanogan River.

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Firefighters douse a blaze that burned about three acres of brush and threatened a home at Foyle Orchards on Saddle View Drive south of Okanogan the afternoon of June 5. Okanogan Fire Chief Gordon Hennigs said Omak and Malott firefighters also were called to the fire, which was sparked by a burn barrel.

Dropouts get digital option The Chronicle OMAK — The school district will contract with The American Academy digital-learning company for a dropout recovery program. Company representative Roger Nakamura, Kent, said the company works from the district’s list of high school dropouts to get them reenrolled by providing mentoring and individual, online learning programs. High school principal John Belcher estimated about onethird of Omak’s student

population drops out between ninth and 12th grade. The district will not pay for the company’s services initially but will turn over to the company a portion of state funding for each student enrolled in the online program. “Most districts are not concerned with making money; they’re worried about serving kids,” Nakamura said. The American Academy curriculum has been specially developed for the dropout population, and Nakamura said the program is “rigorous.” “After two months, if a

student is not progressing, we ask them to leave the program,” said Nakamura. “They have to prove to us that they’re going to be successful.” After completing the online program, students would receive an Omak High School diploma. Belcher said a number of Omak dropouts are in juvenile detention, and Nakamura said the company works with incarcerated students. The American Academy is based in Salt Lake City, Utah, and is certified through the state.

Weed control planned in forest The Chronicle WINTHROP – The U.S. Forest Service will combat invasive plants on about 1,300 acres of land in the Methow Valley Ranger District. Herbicide will be used on about 90 acres. Noxious weeds to be treated with herbicide include diffuse, spotted and Russian knapweed; plus orange hawkweed, sulfur

cinquefoil, St. John’s Wort, dalmatian toadflax, Canada thistle, oxeye daisy, white top, musk thistle, common houndstongue, common tansy and tansy ragwort. Herbicides will be applied using spot spraying with backpack sprayers to minimize the risk to non-target plants, forest officials said. The herbicides are biodegradable and pose a low risk to fish,



wildlife and to human health. The weed management program also includes hand pulling and seeding with competitive grasses to reduce the risk of re-infestation and minimize erosion potential for treated sites, the Forest Service said. Herbicide treatment areas will be posted with application dates and herbicides used.

TONASKET — The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest is tackling a backlog of roadside brushing again this summer. More than 60 miles of national forest roads in Okanogan County are scheduled for brush treatments from June through September. Fifty miles of road were treated last year. Removing overgrown roadside vegetation improves safety by increasing sight distances for those using the roads, and reduces or eliminates hazardous trees near roads, the Forest Service said. Roads scheduled for work in the Tonasket Ranger District are Oddball Gardner, No. 3100; Coco Mountain, No. 3120; Gardner, No. 3125; Mill Creek, No. 3230; Phoebe, No. 3235; Mount Hull, No. 3525, and Nicholson Creek, No. 3475.


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Gen X’ers Must Consider Needs of Three Generations If you’re a member of Generation X — the age group born between 1963 and 1981 — you may well be in the busiest time of your life. You’re probably in the early to middle stages of your career, for one thing, and if you have children, they’re likely still at home. Yet despite the hectic nature of your days, you still have to look after the financial concerns of your children, yourself and possibly even your parents. This threegenerational effort may seem challenging, but with some planning and persistence, you can help your family make progress toward a variety of goals. To begin with, let’s consider the needs of your children. Obviously, you’re already providing for their living expenses, so from an investment point of view, your biggest concern may be how you’ll help them pay for college. Here’s a suggestion: Put time on your side and start saving as soon as possible. You might want to consider opening a 529 college savings plan, which offers potential tax advantages. Saving for college is important — but so is saving for your own retirement. Consequently, you’ll have to find the right balance of resources to devote to these two goals. To avoid shortchanging yourself, take full advantage of your 401(k) or similar employersponsored retirement plan. Contribute as much as you can afford right now, and whenever you get a raise, increase your contributions. At the very least, put in enough to earn your employer’s matching contribution, if one is offered. Your 401(k) accumulates on a tax-deferred basis, and your contributions are generally made with pretax dollars, so the more you put in, the lower your taxable income. You aren’t confined to investing in a 401(k), either, because you can also put money into a traditional IRA, which accumulates tax deferred, or a Roth IRA, which accumulates tax free, provided you’re at least age 59½ when you start making withdrawals and you’ve held your account at least five years. Once you’ve started saving for college for your kids and investing for your own retirement, you’ve got one more generation to consider — the older one. For example, you’ll need to make sure your parents have adequate financial protection for their health care expenses. If your parents have saved and invested throughout their lives, they may not need any financial help from you — but that doesn’t mean you’ll never be called upon to straighten out their affairs. That’s why now is the perfect time to ask your parents some key questions: Where are your assets located? Do you have a will? How about a durable power of attorney? You might think these inquiries will make you sound “selfish,” but the opposite is true: The more you know about your parents’ financial situation and estate plans, the bigger help you’ll be to them, and to other members of your family, if the day arrives when your parents need some assistance. It may not always be easy to act on behalf of three generations — but it’s worth the effort. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

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OKANOGAN — Vouchers for fruits and vegetables will be distributed to eligible senior citizens through the Aging and Adult Care of Central Washington Senior Farmers' Market Program. Seniors must be 60 or older and meet monthly income guidelines of $1,669.53 per month for a one-person income household or $2,246.33 per month for a two-person income household. Tribal members 55 and older are eligible. Photo identification is necessary to verify age, through no income verification is required, the agency said. Vouchers, which can be used at any participating farmers' market in Washington, will be given from 10-11:30 a.m. today, June 9, at the Okanogan Senior Center, 1300 S. Second Ave.; 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today, June 9, at the Nespelem Tribal Senior Center, 330 S. 10th Ave.; 1-2 p.m. today, June 9, at the Omak Tribal Senior Center, 511 Benton St.; 11 a.m. to noon Monday, June 14, at the Brewster Senior Center, 100 S. Bridge St.; 12:30-1:30 p.m. Monday, June 21, at the Tonasket Senior Center, 22 E. Fifth St., and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, June 24, at the Methow Valley Senior Center, 215 Methow Valley Highway, Twisp.

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Briefs sought in library case appeal SPOKANE — The U.S. District Court has asked both sides in the Sarah Bradburn, et al versus the North Central Regional Library District to submit 10-page briefs to state their arguments on whether the court should hear more arguments or accept the Washington Supreme Court ruling on the case. The case seeks to answer the question of whether the library’s Internet filtering software infringes on the plaintiffs’ first amendment rights. Library attorneys argue that no further decisions are necessary after the state Supreme Court ruling in the First Amendment case. The plaintiffs, Sarah Bradburn, Pearl Cherrington, Charles Heinlein and the Second Amendment Foundation, argue that the decision in state court should not impact issues before the federal court, according to court records. The briefs must be submitted to the court no later than July 2, court records say.

Commissioners declare moth emergency OKANOGAN — County commissioners have declared the Douglas fir tussock moth outbreak an urgent public safety and natural resources emergency. The moths cause the death of trees and therefore a high risk of wildfire. Commissioners have sent letters to the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management. and state Department of Natural Resources telling their concerns related to the moth, and asking them to spray on more than 11,000 acres. A spray contractor has offered to spray for 200 private property owners who have signed up for the spraying, according to the emergency declaration resolution. The agencies have not yet taken action on the infestation.

Attorneys seek murder trial continuance INCHELIUM — Attorneys in the murder and assault case against Kevin I. Pakootas, Inchelium, have requested that the trial be continued until October or November. Because of the nature of the crime scene, the state has requested more items be tested for DNA, court records said. The results of those tests won’t be available for a couple more weeks, and then a final report by a blood spatter expert won’t be available until after the new DNA evidence has been studied. Both the state and the defense are requesting that the jury trial set for July 19 be continued until the fall, records show. Pakootas is charged with murdering his wife Colette J. Pakootas and assaulting Mark Edgett Sept. 5, 2009. The case is being tried in U.S. District Court in Spokane.

Jury trial reset in marijuana case DANVILLE — A jury trial has been reset for 9 a.m. Oct. 4 for a former Curlew School Board member accused importing marijuana. Indictments charging Harold Strandberg, Danville, with importing and conspiring to import more than 50 kilograms of marijuana were returned in December. The charges came some six weeks after two Canadians were arrested on his 4th of July Creek property and charged with transporting eight duffel bags full of B.C. bud across the border. His trial had been set for June 14, but was rescheduled in U.S. District Court on June 3.

Oden fire study report planned OMAK — A report on the long-term impact of fire on a forest riparian ecosystem will be given Wednesday, June 9, at City Hall, 2 N. Ash St. The event, hosted by the Okanogan Valley Land Council, features Okanogan High School advanced biology students reporting on their study of Pleasant Valley after the 2009 Oden Road Fire, teacher Kathleen Ferguson said. The council helped coordinate the study, which involves a retired University of Washington forestry professor, and students from Okanogan and Wenatchee Valley College at Omak.

Cities win state wastewater awards OLYMPIA — Several local cities were honored with state Department of Ecology Outstanding Wastewater Treatment Plant Awards fore 2009. Honorees are the cities of Bridgeport, last honored in 2002; Okanogan, with previous awards in 2004-2006 and 2008; Omak, with awards in 2003-2006 and 2008; Oroville, with previous awards in 2005, 2006 and 2008, and town of Winthrop, winning its first award. The awards reflect perfect compliance with state regulations passing all environmental tests, analyzing all samples, turning in all reports and avoiding permit violations.

Highway repairs will mean delays OMAK — Motorists can expect short delays through Thursday, June 10, during traffic control revision on U.S. Highway 97 north of town. Work at milepost 293 will run from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. State technicians are repairing the permanent traffic data recorder sensors in the pavement. Travelers can expect single-lane, flagger-controlled traffic.

Pole fire causes outage in Omak OMAK — A pole fire caused a power outage to 477 customers June 2 in east and north Omak. Public Utility District General Manager John Grubich said a bad cutout, or fuse, tripped the system, causing the fire. Crews took about an hour and a half fixing the transformer before power was restored. — The Chronicle

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Troopers stand by to guide motorists around a boulder that tumbled onto state Highway 20 near Spiral Gulch and below Liberty Bell Mountain the afternoon of June 5. The 18- by 12-foot boulder was reported on the road at 11:30 a.m. State Department of Transportation crews used two loaders to push the rock over the guardrail and into the gulch about 6 p.m., DOT spokesman Jeff Adamson said. A temporary patch was put on the road.

Two sought for council By Dee Camp The Chronicle OKANOGAN — The city is looking for two new council members in the wake of resignations by Craig Nelson and David Linn. Nelson resigned effective May 31, citing family and work obligations, City Clerk Craig Attwood said. Linn’s resignation goes into effect June 30. Linn, who works for the Tonasket School District, is taking a position teaching auditing at Hangzhou Normal University in China. The city has 7 million residents, he said. He previously worked for

the Washington State Auditor’s Office and said he’s been to China before on a shorter teaching assignment. Mayor Michael Blake said during the June 1 council meeting that the positions could be filled during the June 15 and July 5 meetings if there are applicants. Former Councilman Jon Culp has expressed interest in one of the positions. More information is available from City Hall, 120 S. Third Ave., phone 509-4223600. In other business, the council: • Promised support for having the fire department or

city crew put American flags on utility poles downtown for patriotic holidays. Resident Nancy Woodall, a veteran, complained that no flags were displayed on Memorial Day. In the past, volunteers have put up the flags. • Adopted the new state building code. • Approved a procurement agreement with the state, allowing the city to purchase items such as vehicles, tires and other items at the state bid price. Participation will cost $1,000 for two years. • Agreed to pay Dannie’s Building Maintenance $325 a month to clean the library for the rest of 2010.

District says no to state report By Dee Camp The Chronicle OKANOGAN — The School District will not guess students’ ethnicity or race in order to fill out a state form. A spokeswoman with the state Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction said the form is mandatory, but did not say if there are consequences for not filling it out. Superintendent Richard Johnson notified state Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn in a June 1 letter that he has instructed his staff not to guess a student’s racial background in order to complete the new Ethnicity and Race Data Collection Form. “We believe the techniques are not research-based practices and would yield unreliable data, they are degrading to those students being observed as well as the adult observers, they are dangerous in concept and interpretation, and are ethically indefensible for a public agency to use upon its children,” Johnson wrote. Collecting ethnicity and race data is not new, but there are new categories, according to the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction Web site. Instead of seven categories, the new form allows one or more selections from 57 race categories. The option of “no answer” has been eliminated. “If one parent identifies with one race and the other parent with another, you will be able to check both races for your child,” the site said. The changes were made to comply with federal regulations. Starting in September, for students/parents who do not choose to provide race/ethnic information on their forms, school districts have been ordered to guess the race/ethnicity of each child, Johnson said. “If the district guesses Native American, for example, then the district must continue to observe the child and guess which tribe the Native American child is from,” he said. “Ethnic and race data are used to evaluate instructional needs so districts can provide the best education for all students,” Dorn’s office said. “The federal government requires all states and school districts to use new categories for reporting ethnicity and race. Districts report this information for funding and evaluation, as well as for civil rights compliance.” His office is following requirements of the U.S.

Department of Education and the Legislature in asking parents to identify their children’s ethnicity “in terms of being one or more categories of Hispanic/Latino” or one or more categories of race, state Assessment and Student Information Officer Andrea Meld said. In cases where students and parents don’t provide that information, a district can check the student’s prior record or a sibling’s record; use firsthand knowledge about the student or his family from a teacher or counselor, information about the student or parent’s country of birth or country of origin, or the student’s home language; or rely on “knowledge about the community to which the school belongs,” she said. Johnson said he finds it offensive for school staff to be asked to observe a child and guess race information. Johnson said he checked with Dorn’s office and was told he was reading the new rule correctly. “The idea of ordering school districts to guess race/ethnicity of their children, even though students and parents have decided not to answer the question, is alarming and dangerous,” he said. He said guessing will provide false data and does not substitute for reliable information as a way of making decisions that impact people’s lives. “I encourage you and the people in your office to reconsider having public, staterun agencies guess race/ethnicity of their children,

especially when the information will be used to help determine what is and is not working,” he wrote to Dorn.

OKANOGAN – A third person was charged in the theft of a medicine cart from Rose Garden Estates on May 20 in Omak. Cody Phillip Saint, 23, Omak, was charged June 3 with second-degree robbery, unlawful imprisonment and residential burglary. On May 26, Holli Nicole St. Clair, 25, Omak, and Richard Anthony Montelongo, 38, Brewster, were each charged with second-degree robbery and residential burglary. Omak police allege Saint and another man entered the adult nursing home around 2 a.m., with Saint taking keys from certified nursing assistant John Jenkins before wheeling the cart down the street and into an SUV driven by Montelongo. Jenkins said the two men wore bandanas. St. Clair and one other woman, who formerly worked at the nursing home, allegedly provided information to the three on how to find the cart. The other woman and third man have not been charged in court as of June 4. The cart, which was recovered in an orchard off Nichols Road, was valued at $4,500. The medicine was estimated at $500 or more, court records said. Paper items near where the cart was loaded into the SUV and in the orchard allegedly included St. Clair’s name. The thieves allegedly were looking for oxycotin, Omak Police Chief Larry Schreckengast said following the arrests. Bail was set at $20,000 for St. Clair, who had one prior warrant during a preliminary hearing. Bail was set at $30,000 for Montelongo, who had five previous warrants and two open warrants for his arrest

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Dentist provides care for Mexican children By Dee Camp The Chronicle OMAK â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Dentist Greg Grillo recently volunteered to provide care to Mexican children in a project organized by Camosun College in Victoria, B.C. The project was an international collaboration between Canadian students and a U.S. team â&#x20AC;&#x153;working with a gentle, gracious people in Mexico who donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have access to basic dental care. The locals benefit, the students benefit and our perspective has been expanded beyond words.â&#x20AC;? Grillo, who practices at 739 Haussler Road, said many people of San Pancho, Nayarit, Mexico, have never had a dental exam or cleaning. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I also never realized how much I enjoyed teaching until I had the opportunity to interact with students in this environment,â&#x20AC;? he said. Grillo said he collaborated with Ada Barker of Camosun College. Barker ran a field school for three years with graduating hygiene students and saw tremendous need in the local population. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She was returning this year with 10 students for 30 days of school, and community screenings and educational presentations, as well as several clinical sessions providing dental hygiene services,â&#x20AC;? he

said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was very impressed by the focus of her project from the moment I heard about it online.â&#x20AC;? Using portable equipment, a clinic was set up for a week in a community center. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The students had six stations set up for dental hygiene services, and I set up a unit with them,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I had a portable unit I brought with hand pieces, air and water capabilities, and we brought a suitcase of supplies.â&#x20AC;? He said the volunteers used a lot of filling material quickly because of a â&#x20AC;&#x153;tremendous rateâ&#x20AC;? of tooth decay, especially in childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s permanent teeth. The local hospital had been without basic filling material for more than four months, and the local population didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have another resource. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They were eager and grateful to receive treatment,â&#x20AC;? Grillo said. Besides treating patients, the group educated many more on dental care. Results are starting to be seen because of the college program, as preventive care makes the acute care less necessary. He also taught the college students and supervised their care of patients. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They were unable to give anesthetic until I was there, so they were excited and it was a first for students in the field

Fruit packers sell By Cheryl Schweizer Chronicle correspondent PATEROS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Changes with Chelan Fruit processing facilities will affect the cooperativeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work force in 2011, but probably will have little affect on growers. The company is selling one facility in town and may sell another. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also buying the former Stemilt facility at Chelan Falls. The changes were announced May 28. General manager Reggie Collins said the cooperative sold the facility at 471 Industrial Way to the owners of the Apple House in Brewster. Chelan Fruit inherited the former headquarters of Methow-Pateros Growers, later renamed Crisp â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;n Spicy, when it merged with Magi Inc. The second facility, formerly owned by Nickell Orchards, is for sale. Chelan Fruit operations â&#x20AC;&#x201C; including the apple and pear processing equipment the Pateros facility â&#x20AC;&#x201C; will be moved to the Chelan Falls location in 2011. Employees working in Pateros will be offered jobs there, Collins said.


OKANOGAN â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Applicants are sought for a vacant position on the Okanogan Conservation District Board of Supervisors. Supervisors work with other agencies, groups, individuals and elected officials to identify priority natural resource concerns and develop or coordinate programs to address the highest priority concerns, a district announcement said. Interested people who are registered voters, reside within the district and are interested in voluntary conservation may submit letters of interest by 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, to the district, 1251 S. Second Ave., Okanogan. Applications and more information are available by calling 509-422-0855 Ext. 5.

School hires principal, superintendent BREWSTER â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The School Board hired two new teachers, a new elementary principal and new superintendent for next year at the May 24 meeting. Superintendent Aaron Chavez said new superintendent Eric Driessen, the former elementary principal, will take over July 1 with a $105,000 contract. Lynette Blackburn, Pateros school counselor, will take Driessenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s position. The school also hired math teacher Benjamin Clark and secondary math teacher Mario Toscano, Chavez said. Greg Grillo

Dentist Greg Grillo poses with one of the many children he helped while in Mexico. school setting,â&#x20AC;? he said. He said he received a letter endorsing him to return to the areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hospital to provide volunteer services and to bring or send supplies. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now I want to get some basic supplies for the local dentists to start working with,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Their desire is there, but the supplies are not.â&#x20AC;? He said his suppliers already have donated materials and promised major equipment and furniture. Grillo, a Navy veteran, said he is looking into a



U.S. military program that allows such donations to be transported on flights into foreign countries. He also connected with a California woman who founded a non-profit group in San Pancho, Entreamigos, that focuses on providing resources for the community, he said. Accompanying Grillo were his staff members, Jane Lynch, Sherri Wonch and Jackie Arciniega, who translated, and his wife, Lisa.


Managers are considering offering transportation from the Brewster-PaterosBridgeport area. The cooperative will continue to operate its cherry line in Brewster, he said. Chelan Fruit also owns properties in Omak and Okanogan. Collins said the Omak property is for sale, but there are no plans to sell the Okanogan site. Growers in Okanogan County will continue to haul their fruit to Brewster or Okanogan; Chelan Fruit will be responsible for getting it to the Beebe shed at Chelan Falls, Collins said. He said that more than half of the cooperativeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s growers live outside the Lake Chelan Valley â&#x20AC;&#x201C; so at first glance it might seem strange to consolidate most of the processing operations in the Chelan area. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The efficiency is much greater under one large roof,â&#x20AC;? Collins said. Competition also factors in. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Retailers donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to go any farther north than necessary,â&#x20AC;? Collins said, and shippers want to stay as close to major traffic routes as possible.


Local businesses donate for raffle CONCONULLY â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Ladybugs Auxiliary is raffling prizes to raise money for the volunteer Fire Department. The three packages â&#x20AC;&#x201C; red, white and blue â&#x20AC;&#x201C; include two-day stays at local lodges, gift certificates to a local restaurant, T-shirts, a cookbook and a tour of the Fire Department. Each also has unique features, such as certain gift cards, a massage or other items, organizer Jade Firestone said. Come see my new The tickets are selling in Conconully business for $1 each. selection of pottery! The drawing will be July 3, Firestone said. Ladybug officer Nihla Lowden said tickets also will be sold at the Cowboy Caviar Fete on June 19.

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OKANOGAN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A â&#x20AC;&#x153;Speed Jobbingâ&#x20AC;? event, patterned after the speed dating concept, is planned for 5 p.m. Thursday, June 10, at Okanogan High School, 244 S. Fifth Ave. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The goals of speed jobbing are to introduce students to a variety of careers, connect careers and the additional training or study required after high school, and introduce students to our talented and varied community of business professionals,â&#x20AC;? Okanogan GEAR UP Director Naomie Peasley said. Students will move from station to station for short interviews with representatives

of local businesses, agencies and governmental offices. Participants will be provided dinner from the Okanogan Bakery. Among those scheduled to participate are Bruce Turk, Okanogan Behavioral HealthCare; Sue Hand, Omak Early Childhood Program; Greg Hamilton, Hamilton Farm Equipment; Frank Rogers, Okanogan County sheriff; Kevin Bowling, Omak fire chief; Wolter Abbink, Okanogan County Public Utility District lineman; Kendal Ingraham, J&S Drug pharmacy technician; Megan Azzano, OBHC prevention specialist/events coordinator, and Roger Harnack, publisher of The Chronicle.

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OMAK â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A workshop designed to help past criminal offenders make the transition back into the work force is set for 1:30-4 p.m. Friday, June 25, at the Okanogan County WorkSource office, 126 S. Main St. The workshop will cover resources available to clients, prepare them for interviews, teach social skills, basic hygiene and dress, self-confidence and more, a WorkSource announcement said. Participants will leave the workshop with a work plan to secure a job, coordinator Nancy Nash said.

CAL hires new managers

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OMAK â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Edward Jones associates Ben Buchert and Marty K. Robbins have received the firm's Client Service Excellence award. "We are honored to receive this award," Buchert said. "The Client Service Excellence award is special because it is a direct reflection of the relationships we have with our clients." "Ben and Marty are outstanding members of the Edward Jones team," Managing Partner James D. Weddle said. "While all of our associates understand the value of client service, it's obvious that they have been striving to provide the best service for their clients."

Workshop planned to help offenders

The Okanogan Chamber of Commerce recognized its business and community leaders during a banquet last week at the Okanogan Grange. Okanogan Public Works Department employee Teena Vickers was named "Citizen of the Year" (top photo). Meanwhile, As a Child Grows, owned by Kara and Tony Yusi, was named "Business of the Year." Debbie Kawahara presented both awards. Doug Woodrow was keynote speaker.

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A Metro Transit vehicle now bears a banner advertising "Okanogan Country" due to the efforts of the Okanogan County Tourism Council through Titan Advertising.

OKANOGAN â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Mike Stenberg, owner of Okanogan Insulation, has added a new business, Okanogan Pressure Washing. Stenberg said his insulation business slows down in spring and summer. Pressure washing is needed more in those seasons and there aren't many local services for it. He will wash residential or commercial buildings, decks, patios, walkways, fences and more. Stenberg said he does restoration work to get buildings back to their original look. Free estimates are available at 509-429-2291.

OKANOGAN â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Kim Staggs has joined the staff of North Cascades National Bank. She began her banking career with Bank of America in Okanogan and has served customers in the Okanogan Valley for 15 years. Most recently, she managed the Omak branch of Bank of America. She is a graduate of Omak High School and lives in Okanogan.


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OMAK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Two new faces are managing Consumer Auto Liquidators as of May. Darrel Pressentin, 46, is the new general sales manager for the company. He said he has 20 years in car sales. His last 12 years were spent in Montana, including 11 as a sales manager. He moved to Omak to be in a central location to reach his Pressentin family, some in the south county, some on the coast and others in Montana. His love for hunting, fishing and golfing also can be met again after years in the city, Pressentin said. Pressentin said he plans on keeping a philosophy of selling good vehicles and suggesting the right vehicle for customers. Will Kover, 49, brings 19 years in the car business to the position of finance manager. He started after the Gulf War in 1991 in Bellevue and since then has been to numerous dealerships, winding up at Consumer Auto Liquidators in

Spokane. When the position opened in Omak, the outdoorsy Kover transferred. He said his goal is to help Consumer Auto Liquidators, 625 Okoma Drive, grow and be of service to the community. Pressentin Kover said he is looking for another sales person to join his team.

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Girl Scouts march in the rain during Curlew's Barrel Derby Day parade Sunday, June 6.

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CURLEW â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Diane Grimsley took top honors in the Barrel Derby on June 6. Despite the rain, the event drew plenty of onlookers and participants in the derby, a fun run and 3-on-3 basketball tournament. Grimsley won with a guess 16 seconds off the exact time of four hours, 14 minutes and 30 seconds it took the barrel to float down the Kettle River from Midway, B.C. to Curlew. She took home $200. Brandon Eberly and Allie

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Simpson were the fastest threemile runners while Ed Forsman and Katie Trembecky finished first in the six-mile fun run. In the 13th annual Hoop Jam, the Goats from Syracuse University took first place in the 19 and over bracket. (For more fun run and basketball results, see Sports.) Barrel Derby â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1, Diane

Grimsley, $200, 16 seconds off. 2, Lisa McCullough, $100, 23 seconds off. 3, Syd Howden, $70, 35 seconds off. 4, Patricia Elmes, $50, 36 seconds off. 5, Judy Moore, $30, 38 seconds off. 6 ( tie), Chris Bell and Teddy Twamley, $15, 40 seconds off. 7 (tie), Janeen Scriver and Diane Grimsley, $10, 45 seconds off.

Pomona Grange judges contests CURLEW â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ferry County Pomona Grange hosted its contests judging at the Eagle Cliff Grange Hall. Grange members and others entered items they had made, including photographs, baked goods, quilts, sewing, crocheted items and crafts, canning, recycled rope and more. Ribbons and cash prizes were awarded. Winners will move on to the state competition in June. Silent and dessert auctions were held. The group celebrated National Grange Month in April. Pomona Master John Hamilton presented the Pomona Award for Public Service to Kinross Gold Corp. Kettle River/Buckhorn Operations in Republic for support of schools, Granges and community events. The next Pomona Grange meeting will be at 6 p.m. July 16 at the San Poil Grange, 405 Creamery Road, Republic.

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Community • The Chronicle • June 9, 2010

Missions trip to Tanzania opens eyes, breaks hearts “

By Sheila Corson The Chronicle RIVERSIDE – His first overseas mission trip has left him still processing, but Nik McLaughlin, 19, said his time spent in Tanzania, Africa, has blessed him greatly. As a student at Washington State University, McLaughlin is a member of the Chi Alpha club, which does two missions trips each year. In the spring, members went to Walla Walla, McLaughlin’s first mission trip. Although he enjoyed the first trip, he said he couldn’t compare the experiences with those in Tanzania. On the east coast of Africa, just south of Kenya, Tanzania is best known for Mount Kilimanjaro and the island of Zanzibar. Tourists usually take safaris to see zebras, elephants, giraffes and lions. McLaughlin did the tourist thing, too – safari, historical sites, etc. – but his main purpose was to meet with missionaries and local church congregations. His May 12 flight took nearly a full day to get to Dar Es Salaam on the coast. From there, it was almost non-stop traveling, he said. He left again May 29 and because of the time difference and jet lag, McLaughlin said he still isn’t sure what day it is. Six students took the trip,

We emptied three school buildings just by walking by. Nik McLaughlin

McLaughlin meeting with missionary Roger Kuykendall, who offered to take them on a variety of trips to other churches. McLaughlin said his team asked for “the extreme trip.” That meant a nine-hour hike across the Livingstone Mountains from 1,500 feet to 8,000 feet (twice) to the village of Lifuma. “We emptied three school buildings just by walking by,” McLaughlin said. The children saw them coming and ran out to meet and greet them. After school was out, the WSU students played with them. Over the next two days, McLaughlin said the group helped lead five church services, each three hours or longer. Most of the people spoke Swahili, so an interpreter was taken along. He learned a few words and phrases before going and while on the trip. His favorite was one particular greeting (there are probably hundreds) that a youth

Blakemore spells at national bee

would give an elder. The youth says, “Shikamoo” and the elder responds “Marahaba.” Although it simply means “hello, good day” and “hello, good day,” it literally means “may I touch your feet” and “a few times,” noting the reverence youth show their elders, he said. McLaughlin said nearly all the children greeted him that way. He said it ruined their day if he didn’t respond properly and made their day if he did. The group also visited an orphanage, run by “Bibi” (grandmother) Helen. She financed her home, two others to house a dozen orphans and fed a dozen more by owning two businesses and managing a third, McLaughlin said. The children, who ranged in age from 4 to 16, built their own family. The older children took on responsibilities for the younger ones.

Nik McLaughlin

Children pour out of the Lifuma schools when they spot the Chi Alpha missions team coming. All were more mature than any other children he had seen at those ages, he said. In the hours they stayed there, the group played soccer and rugby with the children. What stood out for McLaughlin was the attitude of the people. He said often when people see commercials about impoverished Africans, there are images of sad, lonely people sitting on the streets doing nothing. But although he expected to see suffering, and did see it, he

Lessons learned, recalled at Camp Progress in May

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By Sophie Danison Special to The Chronicle

OMAK — Eighth-grader Rachel Blakemore made it through three rounds of the June 2-4 National Spelling Bee before dropping out of contention. The bee was in Washington, D.C. The first round was written. In round 2, she spelled “docility” correctly. She Blakemore correctly spelled “amative” in round 3. Written round scores helped determine who advanced to subsequent rounds. This was her second straight appearance in the national bee after winning the North Central Washington Spelling Bee, sponsored by The Wenatchee World. She made it to round three last year, too. Blakemore appeared on “Good Morning America” as she spelled her third round word and also was interviewed by KCTS in Seattle. The event included a formal banquet and other activities. Her classmates in Omak watched the bee live on the Internet on June 3 and got to see Blakemore on stage at 2:20 p.m. “You could hear a roar of applause and cheers from all over the buildings,” middle school staff member Wendy Bell said. “It was like our hometown girl at the Olympics.” Blakemore is the daughter of Richard and Lena Blakemore.

OKANOGAN — With one teacher, one cook, five high school counselors, and 25 sixth-graders, we were bound to have an experience to remember at Camp Progress. I recently spent my fourth year in a row being a camp counselor. Each May, Okanogan sends its sixthgraders to the week-long camp in the mountains east of town. I’ve joined other students of Mike Gilmore, hoping to help make their experience at camp a great one and pass along advice I have accumulated through my middle and high school years. And yet, every year I find myself learning more from them than I’m sure they ever learn from me. Gilmore guides his classes through mental and physical challenges all year long with the intentions of bringing them close as a class. He tells them the goal and rules, but does not instruct them on the process. That part is up to them. The kids learn to work together to overcome obstacles, whether guiding a blindfolded classmate through a series of mousetraps, sports equipment and household items or simply giving a friend a hug during a rough time. Camp Progress is the time of year when the class will make it or break it. And I have yet to see a class do anything but step up and pull together. The first half of the week was pleasant, with reasonably entertaining speakers, games like capture the flag and sardines, and wandering around in the woods with a GPS unit. Wednesday night, for

Sophie Danison

High school counselor Quincee Heindselman (left) arm wrestles sixth-grader Donald Woodward at Camp Progress. parents’ night, the rain stopped long enough for the kids to perform skits and songs. Due to some unfortunate weather during the second half of the week, we were unable to do the usual activities like fire-building, mud wrestling, snipe hunting and night games. Instead, we spent hour after hour in the mess hall playing various indoor games like Telephone and Pictionary. The best games, though, were the more creative ones like “mental/physical challenge” and “Camp Progress Has Talent,” where the campers had 15 minutes to prepare an act. We had relay races with different objects - passing a candy bar from one end to table to the other only using noses, passing a marshmallow down the line using toothpicks

in campers’ mouths, and passing a softball using only their necks. I think optimism is key to a successful week at Camp. The rain poured for hours on end. Sometimes the counselors had to ask several times before the chores got done. And sometimes the kids had arguments. Sometimes they tried to steal my duty as mealbell ringer. All in all, I think everyone walked away with some lessons learned or remembered. The obstacles overcome, friends made and optimistic attitudes are just some things acquired at Camp Progress. Whatever life threw at me, whoever stayed by my side or didn’t, however I handled it, and wherever I wandered to over the years, I will always remember the values from Camp Progress.

also saw people full of joy. Maybe it was only because they are better at showing it, but McLaughlin said it seemed the Tanzanians were happier than many Americans. They know they are poor and that others are wealthy, but that doesn’t cause them to sit around sad all day; instead, they work and play hard, he said. He said he saw the effects of those who sponsored children through various charity organizations. They were noticeably more taken care of

than other children. His “culture shock” didn’t hit until he got back to the U.S. and the team went to Red Robin restaurant for a meal. The amount of food, plus the lights and music and people blew him away, he said. McLaughlin already has verbal agreements to arrange a second trip to Tanzania in two years. “I felt my heart break for the kids there,” McLaughlin said.

Last column, last week OKANOGAN — Last week was a whirlwind for the seniors, emotionally and physically. Tuesday was our last full day of high school. Tuesday night a group of us camped out in the parking lot, and pulled an all-nighter. Then on Wednesday morning, we blocked off the parking lot to the rest of the students as our senior prank. We watched and laughed as students and teachers parked across the street. Regardless of our lack of sleep, we still attended first through fourth periods that day, and watched the senior slideshow that teacher Aaron Nickelson put together for us. With somewhere around 200 slides ranging from sports to homecoming, and prom to his parting words and advice, there were tears in that room. Immediately after fourth period we headed to graduation and baccalaureate practices. Later that night, we attended baccalaureate. Thursday, we met bright and early at the school to leave for our senior trip. It was a fun-filled day, from rides at Silverwood Theme Park in Hayden, Idaho, to dinner at the Golden Corral, and a couple games of laser tag. Arriving at the school around midnight, it’s safe to say we were all pretty tired. At the time I’m writing this article, I still have one graduation practice before the big day on Saturday, June 5. It’s hard to know how to feel about something so exciting and so final. I am more than excited about my future, and my accomplishments in high school. But I had a moment yesterday where I looked around the room and saw 50 familiar faces. I then realized that in about three months I will look


“ I am more than excited about my future. Sophie Danison

” around a room and see not one familiar face. My friends and I are going in several different directions, and some of my classmates I may not see until our 10-year reunion. But, after 12 years, it’s time. Next year I will attend the University of Montana to pursue photojournalism in the School of Journalism. This project has helped prepare me and inspired me to follow this dream. I want to thank all of you who read my articles this year. I appreciated the feedback. I also want to thank the community in general, for being everything I’ve needed for so long. It will be sad to leave you. There’s no sense in saying goodbye, though. I know I will visit. So for now, see you later.

Sophie Danison graduated June 5 from Okanogan High School, ranked No. 3 in her class. She is the daughter of Kurt Danison and Joan Pfeiffer, both of Okanogan. She wrote her column as part of her senior culminating project.

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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

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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

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Volume kicks off “Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven. But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 10:32-33 “Living out loud for Jesus!” has been the heart cry of Teen Volume, a Christian outreach to youth involving members of several local churches. In past years, they have worked as volunteers within local schools, as well as sponsoring special programs and running a weekly ministry at Civic League Park through the summer months. They’ll kick off their summer season with games at 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 16, as school gets out. Food will be provided for attending youth at 5:30 p.m., and the evening will progress with speakers, the local band “Forecast” and the Seattle favorite Noon Day Sun. Teen Volume will be at the park at 5 p.m. every Wednesday through the summer with music, food or refreshments, games and clear messages describing how God works in people’s lives.

MINISTRY UPDATE Dave Hellyer Rick McLaughlin, pastor at New Fellowship, Riverside, and a leader in the Volume group said: “Our mission is to share the gospel of Jesus Christ, and to give youth in the valley a positive and productive way to spend their time.” Please pray for and support this ministry as it continues to impact our community by changing individual lives in Jesus’ name. Ministry notes: • Bob Twitchell of American Missionary Fellowship reminds us that Camp Nxastan (Camp of the Good Ways) will be held at Lost Lake from July 20-23. The camp will be for native youth aged 8-12, and needs Christian volunteers aged 18-plus to help as camp counselors. They are also in need of a lifeguard and camp nurse/medic. To volunteer or for more information, call Bob at 509429-8397.

Military moms get together OROVILLE — Mothers of military service men and women from North Central Washington are invited to the first meeting of the North Central Washington Blue Star Mothers meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 16, at Yo Yo’s Restaurant. The speaker will be Karen Hicks, whose son, Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Darren Hicks, survived a helicopter crash March 3 in the remote Utah mountains after providing security at the Winter Olympics. “Being a military mom isn’t always as easy as you may think,” organizer Daralyn Hollenbeck said. “Eastern Washington has given a great number of its sons and daughters to the war on terror and I am interested in contacting as many military families as possible who might benefit from a group that would meet monthly for coffee, encouragement and ideas.”

Hollenbeck, who has a son deployed in Iraq and a son-inlaw who recently got back from the Middle East, said she has been a member of the Coeur d’Alene Chapter of the Blue Star Mothers but can rarely make the meetings. “I saw how helpful it was to connect with others going through the same thing so I thought it was time we come together here, too, “ she said. She is a longtime Oroville resident and author of a new book, “Until the Mission is Complete,” for children with a parent deployed The Blue Star Mothers is a non-profit organization designed to bring together mothers of individuals serving in the U.S Armed Forces. Depending on need, the monthly meetings may rotate to Oroville, Tonasket and Omak-Okanogan, she said. More information is available through Facebook, or from Hollenbeck at 509-4852906.

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Academic Honors Rotary Club gives four scholarships OKANOGAN — Four students have been given scholarships by the Okanogan-Omak Rotary Club. Okanogan High School winners are Jennifer Widell, $1,000, and Bailey Miller, $500. Omak High School winners are Drew Lampe, $1,000, and Janie Cantu, $500. Widell plans to pursue a career in nursing. She will attend Wenatchee Valley College in the fall. Miller will study nursing at Wenatchee Valley College at Omak. Lampe will study welding at Columbia Basin College in Pasco. Cantu plans a career as a radiologic technician.

Death Notices Ron Calhoun LOVELAND, Colo. – Omak native Ron Calhoun, 71, formerly of Fort Collins, died May 27. He was born March 21, 1939, in Omak to Lowell and Mabel Calhoun. A memorial service was June 4 at Christ Community Evangelical Free Church, Greeley, Colo.

Maxine Elliott (Hanning) Welch TWISP — Maxine Welch, 93, died June 1. She was born April 15, 1917, in Marysville, and later lived in Twisp. A service was June 8 at Community Covenant Church, Twisp.

John Franklin Dykes OMAK — John Franklin Dykes , 91, died May 29. He was born April 25, 1918, in Okanogan, and also lived in Omak. A service was June 8.

In Remembrance Roy J. Polley, 77 Roy passed away in Tacoma on May 15, 2010, at the age of 77. He was married to Linda Carlson Polley, the daughter of A. John and Bernice Carlson of Okanogan, for almost 40 years. Linda was a graduate of Okanogan High School - Class of 1962. Roy was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and returned home to study at the University of Puget Sound. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 1959 and a Master of Business Administration in 1964. He was hired to teach accounting at the university subsequent to graduation and remained until he retired in 1999. Teaching was his passion and Roy was the ONE special professor that

you never forgot. When Roy married Linda in 1970, he had to purchase air conditioning, tire chains, and studded snow tires for his car for their frequent trips over the mountains. Roy enjoyed hunting and

LaRue Lembcke, 82 fishing with A. John, especially when invited to fly club outings. Christmas holidays in the Okanogan were an annual must. Roy truly liked getting acquainted with A. John and Bernice's friends and he was Master of Ceremonies at their 50th wedding anniversary dinner and A. John's 80th birthday party at the new Senior Center in Okanogan. Graveside services, with military honors, were held at the Okanogan Cemetery on May 21, 2010. The service was attended by, among others, all of Linda's family, who traveled from Idaho and Montana. To view additional obituary information and/or to sign our online guestbook, please visit

Otis R. ‘Sarg’ Strong, 89 Otis R. "Sarge" Strong was born in Cordell, Wash., on Jan. 12, 1921, to parents Mamie and Albert Strong. He grew up in the Okanogan Valley and attended schools in Pleasant Valley, Okanogan, Omak and Riverside. In 1938, he moved to Spokane to work at a small store and service station near the town of Riverside (north of Spokane), and graduated from Riverside High School in 1939. He joined the Marine reserves that year and was sent for training to San Diego when they were activated in 1940. He served in Samoa with the 7th Defense Battalion until 1943, when he was returned to the U.S. due to illness acquired in the tropics. He continued to serve in the Marines until his retirement in 1960. He then made his home in Pacifica, Calif., where he worked as a gardener and for a newspaper.

Sarge married Hedvig "Hedda" Aronson in San Pedro, Calif., in 1943. They had two daughters and one son. Hedda passed away in 1973, and later that year Sarge married his current wife, Mary, in Paradise, Calif. Shortly thereafter they moved to Malott, where he was an active gardener, worked in the

apple orchards and taught art for the Omak School District. Sarge and Mary moved to their present home in Okanogan in 2004. Over the years they have been active in churches in the community, most recently attending Omak First Baptist Church. They have been active with the local senior citizens. Sarge was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers; and one sister. He is survived by his wife in Okanogan; his daughters, Elinor Hunter, of North Carolina and Janet Robinson of Port Orchard; and son, Jerry Strong of Vacaville, Calif. On the day of his death, friends and family sang hymns over Sarge. As they sang, "I'll Fly Away," one of his favorites, Sarge did just that. Sarge was fortunate to have been a resident of two Paradises, one in California and now in heaven. Praise the Lord.

Anna Jean (Fisher) Carpenter, 83 Anna Jean (Fisher) Carpenter passed away May 28, 2010, at Holy Family Hospital in Spokane, Wash. Anna was born Sept. 2, 1926, to John B. (Jack) and Opal Fisher. She grew up in Omak, Wash., graduating from Omak High School in 1944. After graduation, she moved to Spokane and attended beauty school, and in 1945, she and a friend opened a beauty salon on main street in Okanogan. In 1946, she married Donald T. McLean, sold her interest in the beauty salon, and went to work for Pacific Northwest Bell Telephone Company as a telephone operator in

Okanogan. On Oct. 20, 1947, Don was killed in an automobile accident near Davenport, Wash. In 1948, she married Richard Freeberg and they had two sons, Donald Richard and Craig. After her divorce from Richard Freeberg, she married James Hall and she had one more son, Steven. She worked for the telephone company for 35 years, retiring in 1983. At that time, she moved to acreage she purchased near the town of Springdale where she remodeled an old log house that was on the property, rebuilt all the fences and started raising a few head of cattle.

On Nov. 26, 2000, she married Leonard Carpenter. She is survived by her husband, Leonard Carpenter; three sons, Donald Richard Freeberg, Craig Freeberg, and Steven Hall; three grandsons, Jaquish Freeberg, Nathan Freeberg, and Nicholas Hall; and two great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one brother, John W. (Bud) Fisher and wife, Peggy; and one nephew, Ron Fisher and wife, Denise. Memorial services will be held at the Springdale Community Church in Springdale, Wash., on Saturday, June 19, at 2 p.m.

Ronald E. Schuster, 84 Ronald E. Schuster passed away May 21, 2010, from complications associated with Alzheimer's disease. Ron was born in St. John, Wash., on November 5, 1925, in the same house that was homesteaded and built by his grandfather, Charles Schuster. Ron and his siblings attended school in a small, one-room, country schoolhouse. (An upset lantern resulted in the school burning to the ground.) He then attended and graduated from high school at St. John. Ron began farming in his late teens. Farming, at that time, was done with horses! He saw agriculture evolve over his lifetime to modern "selfpropelled" combines and huge dieselpowered "wheel tractors." Ron married Eileen Hoppe on June 20, 1948. He resided in the house he was born in until age 57, when he retired from farming. He and Eileen moved to East Wenatchee, where they made their home until one year after her death in 1997. After becoming re-acquainted with a former St. John family friend, Ron married Patsy (Glorfield) Mills on January 3, 1998. They made their home in Omak, Wash. As a farmer, Ron was involved as a member and officer of the Eaton

Grange in Ewan, Wash. He was a Boy Scout Troop leader and attended a national Boy Scout Jamboree with scouts from the Palouse/St. John area. He served as Sunday School superintendent and teacher at the Nazarene Church in Ewan. He loved to sing and sang as a young man for many weddings and funerals as a soloist and also a member of a men's quartet. When he lived in East Wenatchee, he joined the Apollo Club and also served as a member of the Kiwanis Club. He worked for Douglas County Parks and Recreation several summers and also tried his hand at real estate sales in the Wenatchee area. Ron had a deep, deep love for

animals throughout his life. He nurtured and cared for "orphan" lambs and was sorrowful whenever one of his "critters" was hurt. His most favorite pet was a black lab named Prince; a great retriever and hunting dog. Ron's hobbies included writing poetry, hunting, fishing and snow skiing. He would frequently drive a bus load of skiers to 49-degrees North on a Saturday for some great skiing. Ron is survived by his wife, Patsy Mills-Schuster of Omak; his son, Gordon Schuster and wife, Kathy of Wenatchee; and daughter, Diana Yeckel and husband, Jeff of Tonasket. Other survivors include six grandchildren; and five greatgrandchildren. Ron was preceded in death by his wife, Eileen J. Schuster; infant son, Brian D. Schuster; his parents, Ed and Anna Schuster; a brother, Robert Schuster; and sisters, Ila Curtis, Eloise Burch and Elizabeth Burns. Ron was trustworthy and kindhearted, very giving and caring of his family. His legacy of leadership and integrity will stand. He will be missed. A graveside memorial service will be held at the St. John Cemetery in St. John, Wash., on Saturday, June 19, 2010 at 11:30 a.m.

LaRue Lembcke, 82, of Curlew, died on Thursday, June 3, 2010, in Republic. LaRue was born on April 6, 1928, at home in Franklin County, Nebr., to her parents Clare and Alberta Howell. In 1944, LaRue moved to Ferry County from Valentine, Nebr., with her parents, seven sisters, and little brother, Spike. LaRue married John Lembcke on Sept. 4, 1947 in Omak. They were married by a one-armed preacher and the marriage witnessed by a man they found along the guard rail. They settled on the family property up

Long Alec Creek, where they raised four boys and John worked in the family sawmill. In 1968, they moved to Curlew. LaRue was well known for her green-thumb, homemade bread and cinnamon rolls, and beautiful hand-stitched quilts. LaRue was very active in her community and served as treasurer of the Kettle River History Club for 33 years. LaRue is survived by her husband, John, of Curlew; sons, Jack and his wife, Donna, of Curlew, Larry and his wife, Gay, of Republic, Kenny of Portland, Ore., and Kevin of Curlew;

sisters, Lynn Shannon, Patsy Clark, Ruth Howell, and Jackie Bond; brothers, Spike Howell and Clare Howell; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. LaRue was preceded in death by her sisters, Lila Gilbrath and Maxine Noe; and grandson, John Jacob Lembcke. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, June 9, 11:00 a.m., at the Curlew Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Kettle River History Club. Bergh Funeral Service of Republic is in charge of arrangements

Margaret Veronica Kurtz Grumbach, 101 Margaret Veronica Kurtz Grumbach was born Feb. 13, 1909, in Bodie, Wash., to parents Loie Sr. and Margaret Laurie Kurtz. She attended grade school at Bodie and high school in Republic. She attended the Northwestern Business College in Spokane and one term at George Washington University in Washington D.C. In 1932 Margaret entered government service with the Civil Service Commission in Washington D.C., followed by Indian Service at Fort Berthold in Elbowoods, N. D. She later worked for the Colville National Forest in Republic and Colville. In 1944 she joined the Army Air Force and served with the Air Technical Command in Mobile, Ala., and Spokane Wash. After being discharged from the Army Air Force in 1946 she became a cashier of the newly organized State Bank of Republic. On Aug. 24, 1949, she married Frank Grumbach and moved to the Grumbach Ranch near Danville. Margaret was actively involved in the Ferry County Fair for over 40 years, also in the Eagle Cliff Grange, Republic Hospital Auxiliary, Ferry County Cattlemen, Wauconda Hall Association, and a charter member of the Kettle River History Club. She served several years on the county school board and was a former member of the Rebekah Lodge and Republic Business and Professional Women’s Club. She is survived by stepsons, Kenneth of Curlew, Delbert of South Carolina; stepdaughter, Marilyn of Medical Lake; six grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and cousins. She was preceded in

death by her parents; brother, Loie (who was very special to her); nephews; and a wonderful husband. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, June 10, 2010, at 11 a.m. at the Curlew Cemetery, with Roger Thiele and the Leo K. McCormick Post #80 officiating. Memorials are suggested to the Kettle River History Club or the Wauconda Hall Association. Bergh Funeral Service of Republic is in care of arrangements.

The Family of Don E. McFarland would like to thank everyone who showed support and compassion to us during this trying time. The outpouring of love, kindness, and generosity has been greatly welcomed and appreciated by all immediate and extended family members. Thank you again for all your support, Joyce, Jay, Todd (Wanda), Angie and Chad

In Memory of Bob and Donna Sims You are invited to a “ Celebration of Their Life Get Together” on Saturday, June 19, 1-4 p.m. at 28 Broadway Avenue, Loomis, Washington. There will be food and drinks served. Please feel free to share your memories and have a chance to visit and enjoy the afternoon.

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Brewster High School graduates cross the stage to receive their diplomas at commencement June 4.

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Bridgeport graduating seniors Ivon Garcia and Greg Brown flip their tassels at commencement June 4.

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Austianna Quick gets congratulatory hugs from her family following commencement exercises at Oroville High School June 5.

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Mariah Clements (left) and Rebecca Thomson look for family members to give flowers to at the start of the Liberty Bell High School graduation Friday, June 4.

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Conor Fritts dances down the aisle during the recessional at Republic High School's graduation ceremony Saturday, June 5.

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From left, Wade Detillion, Blake Long, Terrel Cross and Chase Jones pose for a photo as graduation begins at Tonasket High School on Saturday, June 5.

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Queen once more Wooden’s wisdom lives on forever Although results have yet to be posted at the Washington High School Rodeo Web site, Malott’s Jonnie Crossland was named for the second year as Miss High School Rodeo Washington at the rodeo finals May 31 in Moses Lake. As one Crossland of four candidates, Crossland won every category of competition including horsemanship, personal interview, written test, impromptu speech, prepared speech, personality, appearance and modeling. She also was voted Miss Congeniality. Crossland finished first in the state in barrel racing. She will compete in both barrels and for the national queen title at the National High School Finals Rodeo July 1824 in Gillette, Wyo. Crossland finished sixth in the state in goat tying. Also at the state finals, Okanogan’s Lacey Ralston finished fourth in barrel racing and qualified for a national rodeo in Fallon, Nev. She also competed in pole bending and breakaway and team roping. ◆◆◆◆◆ Basketball coaches and players around the U.S. took a moment last weekend to reflect on the contributions of UCLA coach John Wooden after his June 4 passing at age 99. “Many men and women have impacted Wooden their profession in a positive way,” University of Washington men’s basketball coach Lorenzo Romar said. “Not many have impacted their profession and impacted people’s lives away from their profession.” ESPN spent a huge amount of time going over his life, and just about every player in the NBA Finals had kind words to say about Wooden, who won a record 10 national championships. His wisdom easily escaped the basketball court and even struck a nerve with those having nothing to do with the game. Here are a few clips of Wooden’s humble wisdom: “Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are. “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. “Don’t measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability. “Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be. “I’d rather have a lot of talent and a little experience than a lot of experience and a little talent. “If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over? “If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything. I’m positive that a doer makes mistakes. “It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.

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Phillips brings bevy of experience to Bears Former principal to coach girls basketball By Al Camp The Chronicle BREWSTER – Former Brewster High School Principal Randy Phillips, who has a state B basketball championship under his belt, recently was named the Bears girls basketball coach. Phillips, 56, takes the reins from Jerry Riggan, who resigned after getting Brewster to the state 1A tournament in March. “I always thought if the right situation came along I would coach again, now is the right situation,” said Phillips, who was appointed by the School Board on May 24. “I’ve known these girls since

they were born. They are a real nice group of girls. They deserve a quality situation and I thought I could give them that.” Phillips said he takes over a team, which will compete in 2B next season and includes a “pretty good number seniors.” After retiring as principal, Phillips officiated for four years. Phillips credited Riggan with giving the girls basketball team a shot in the arm and keeping the program successful at the school. “He was the right man at the right time. He got them to state again,” Phillips said. “He just felt it was his time to move on. He left on his own terms.” Phillips graduated in 1972

from Mabton High School where he played football (linebacker and running back) basketball and baseball (third, short Phillips and pitcher). He attended Whitman College in Walla Walla on a scholarship for his footballplaying and academics. He earned bachelor degrees in classical history at Whitman, education and history from Seattle Pacific University, a master degrees physical education from Central Washington University and in

educational administration from Gonzaga. He started teaching in Republic in 1977, where he was head coach for girls basketball and baseball. He taught history, physical education and every once in a while, an English class. Republic won the state girls basketball title in 1981. After six years, he moved to Colville, where he coached the same sports for six years. The girls team finished second in state in 1986. During those 12 years, he took eight teams to state – four times for each school. He dropped coaching to spend two years as vice principal at Sequim and 16 years as principal at Brewster. But he kept his hand in

sports by coaching AAU, youth baseball and Babe Ruth, where his sons, Ryne and Todd, competed. He continued another two years after his boys graduated to work with Hawkins Gebbers. Todd, who graduated in 2002, is at Republic, where he teaches and is head girls basketball and baseball coach. Ryne, who graduated in 2004, is at Granger, where he teaches and is the assistant high school boys basketball coach and the junior high baseball coach. As to what his wife, Karla, thinks about his returning to the coaching ranks, Phillips said, “She’s a little excited about it. She’s been a coach’s wife. The first thing she said was, ‘I guess there are going to be parties again.’”

County pools to open The Chronicle Swimming pools are beginning to open as schools dismiss for summer and warmer weather arrives. Brewster Opening day at the swimming pool will feature a food drive for the St. James Episcopal Church Food Bank. The pool will open for the summer at 1 p.m. Monday, June 14. Children will be charged $1 admission and are asked to bring a can, box or bag of nonperishable food as a donation. Okanogan The city pool in Alma Park will open Friday, June 11, with free swimming from 1-4:45 p.m. According to officials, pool sessions include: • Adult lap — 7-8 a.m. Monday through Friday. • Swim team practice — 810 a.m. Monday through Friday. • Lessons — 10 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. • Adult lap — Noon to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. • Parent-tot — Noon to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. • Public — 1-4:45 p.m. Monday through Saturday. • Adult lap — 5-6 p.m. Monday through Friday. • Lessons — 5-6 p.m. Monday through Friday. • Family — 6-7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. • Public — 7-9 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Regular admission is $1.75 for children, $3.25 for adults and $1.75 for the parent-tot session. A parent must be in the water with a child 3 and younger.

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Waylon Timentwa, Omak, rode this bull to a top score of 81 on Friday night.

All bulls in Tonasket Idaho’s Brixley rides off with top money By Al Camp The Chronicle TONASKET – Cody Brixley, Nampa, Idaho, took top honors in the Jeremy Ives Memorial Bull Riding competition at the 75th Tonasket Founders Day Rodeo on June 3-5. Brixley scored a 71 Friday night and a 78 Saturday to be one of 10 riders advancing to a short go finals. He then rode away with an 88 to beat out Francis Marchand, Omak, who had an 82. They were they only riders in the finals with complete rides. In all, 39 cowboys entered with a final payout of $14,850, rodeo secretary Teena Vickers said. “It was an excellent rodeo,” Vickers. Attendance was down a little on Friday due to the threat of rain, which ended as the rodeo started. There was a big Saturday crowd.

Top money winners include: • Brixley took home $4,692. He also received a custom beltbuckle sponsored by Superior Auto, Maverick Bar and Roosters in Tonasket, and a jacket from Pro-Stitch in Omak. • Waylon Timentwa, Omak, produced the top ride on Friday night and had the top average, 154, on two head to take the top seed into the final short go of 10 riders. He earned $3,030. Only four riders rode two bulls. • Francis Marchand, Omak, earned $2,851. He received last year’s $500 Jeremy Ives Memorial Rodeo Scholarship. This year’s winner has not been named yet. Reigning over the rodeo was Taylor Ayers. Each of the 10 finalists received a beaded feather from Jody Cook and a T-shirt from Connie Shaver of Trail of

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Jace Berg found himself a bit too close to his charging bull.

Eberly, Simpson take firsts Syracuse University wins Hoop Jam By Brenda Starkey The Chronicle CURLEW – Brandon Eberly and Allie Simpson covered the Barrel Derby Fun Run threemile course the quickest to win top honors on June 6. The six-mile runners were Ed Forsman and Katie Trembecky. In the 13th annual Hoop Jam, the Goats from Syracuse University took first place in the 19 and over bracket. Fun run, three-mile Girls under 5 – 1, Doris Simpson, 55:28. Boys under 5 – 1, Oliver Graham, 51:03. 2, Trejen Simpson, 55:28. Girls 6-9 – 1, Ellie Sander, 28:19. 2, Megan Joe Beedle, 35:22. 3, Olivia Kjolseth, 38:40. 4, Tia Campbell, 39:50. Boys 6-9 – 1, Emmett Kjolseth, 25:41. 2, Zachary Zwanzig, 51:00. 3, Logan Jones, 55:19. Girls 10-13 – 1, Kalle Crouch, 25:40. 2, Haley McRae, 28:31. 3, Emily McCullough, 55:14. 4, Abi Moser, 59:24. Boys 10-13 – 1, Duncan Forsman, 19:41. 2, Taylor Campbell, 22:44. 3, Marlin Simpson, 23:41. 4, Coby Grumbach, 26:05.

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Loon advisory group seeks nominees OLMPIA – The state Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking nominations through Wednesday, June 9, for membership on its new advisory group that will review the impacts of lead fishing tackle on common loons. Up to 10 individuals will be chosen to serve on the ad hoc advisory group, which will meet at least three times this summer. The group is responsible for providing guidance on the development of management alternatives, including possible lead tackle restrictions, for recreational fisheries on 13 lakes in Washington where common loons nest, state eastern region fish program manager John Whalen said. The 13 lakes where loons breed include Blue and Lost lakes in Okanogan County and Ferry, Long and Swan lakes in Ferry County. There also are lakes with loons in King, Pend Oreille, Stevens and Whatcom counties. In July, the department is scheduled to seek public comment on the proposed recommendations developed in conjunction with the advisory group, Whalen said. The state’s staff also is scheduled to brief the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission – a ninemember citizen panel that sets state policy– on the proposed alternatives in October. Nominations must be received by 5 p.m. June 9. Nominations may be submitted to John Whalen by mail or e-mail at

Shop with a Cop raises $3,900 By Al Camp The Chronicle OROVILLE – More than $3,900 was raised at the third annual Shop with a Cop golf tournament May 22 at the Oroville Country Club. Law enforcement officers from as far away as Yakima and from Canada played to help raise money for the event. Shop with a Cop in December will provide local children an opportunity to go shopping with a law enforcement officer and purchase some warm winter clothing and essentials. The day started with 13 teams and finished with an auction, raffle and steak dinner. Border Patrol Agent David McElheran and Customs and Border Protection Officer Scott Rich coordinated the tournament in cooperation with Golf Digest Magazine. Holes at the tournament were sponsored by local businesses and families, which helped defray the cost of the tournament. Many other businesses donated items that were auctioned or raffled. Terry Thornton, Oroville, won the closest to the pin contest. Scott Rich, Oroville, won the longest drive contest. Thornton and Rich each received hybrid golf clubs. Randi Rich, Spokane, won the putting contest and received a driver.

Kato, Andrew win at Sun Run OMAK – Approximately 230 runners took to the rainy 2010 Sun Run on May 29 at Paschal Sherman Indian School. The 5k overall winner was Sean Kato. The 3K overall winner was Triston Andrew. Other winners were: 3K male: Ages 7 and under 1. Nicholas Raymond, 2. Andy George, 3. Sheldon Fields. Ages 8-11 1. Payton Staggs, 2. Michael Timentwa, 3. Soarin Marchand. Ages 12-17 1. Cody Harvill, 2. Drake McCraigie, 3. Jarin Peone. Ages 30-39 male 1. Gerald Boyd, 2. Louis Adrian. Ages 40-49 1. Enrique Aguilar, 2. Steve Croci, 3. Frank Piscopo. Ages 50-plus 1. Bruce Thornton, 2. Mike Sheldon, 3. Dale Simpson. 3K female: Ages 7 and under 1. Kacie Vejraska, 2. Zintia Zuira, 3. Litzy Lopez. Ages 8-11 1. Jackie St. Peter, 2. Kimberly Nila, 3. Adilia Zunie. Ages 12-17 1. Shyann Davis, 2. Aubree Newton, 3. Emma Smith. Ages 18-29 1. Lynzy Woodward. Ages 30-39 1. Vaneta BrownEagle, 2. Brandy Nicholas, 3. Melanie Chamberlin. Ages 40-49 1. Laverne Dick, 2. Cheryl Priest, 3. Maria Mendoza. Ages 50plus 1. Glenna Whitelaw, 2. Emily Abrahamson, 3. Constance Wilson. 5K male: Ages 7 and under 1. Reilly Davis, 2. Blake Sam, 3. Tyler Sam. Ages 8-11 1. Nathaniel Balauro, 2. Matthew Pakootas, 3. Trever Circle. Ages 12-17 1. Darwyn Zacherle, 2. Sam Goble, 3. Chad Harry. Ages 30-39 1. Sonny Sellers, 2. Phil Linden. Ages 40-49 1. Mark Ives, 2. Monte Joseph. Ages 50plus 1. H. Van Brunt.. 5K female: Ages 8-11 1. Hanna Smith, 2. Samantha Veddars, 3. Precious Williams. Ages 12-17 1. Cory Wabaunsee, 2. Lexis Ballesteros, 3. Samantha Turner. Ages 18-29 1. Jenna Greco, 2. Julia Hopkins-Powers. Ages 30-39 1. Raina Peone, 2. Marilyn Turner, 3. Heidi Sam. Ages 40-49 1. Monica Joseph, 2. Tracy White, 3. Robin Rosenbaum. Ages 50-plus 1. Gail Langseth, 2. Sue Dickey, 3. Kathy Wapato.

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The U12 Omak Venom took first place out of nine teams at a soccer tournament May 22 in Tonasket. The team included (front, from left) Michael Fletcher, Nathaniel Balauro, Josef Avena, Brady Tonasket, (second) Joshua Arnold, Kaelan Kramer, Wyatt Utt-Picking, Alex Hernandez, Jonathan Arnold, Leslie Lopez, Jacob Fletcher, Trevor Williams, (back) coach Eric Arnold, coach Ezequiel Lopez and Christian Lopez on his shoulders, coach Steph Avena, Shjon Balauro, Max Cheeseman, Dylan Streeter, Nico Avena, coach Jeff Balauro and Dawson Click.

Fund-raiser keeps them woofin’ By Al Camp The Chronicle RIVERSIDE – The inaugural Hoofin’ and Woofin’ walk and run May 29 drew 55 dogs and their people partners to town to raise money for Keystone Animal Rescue, organizer Racie McKee said. “Some canines were supported by additional walkers who were friends or family members,” she said. “The Fit for Life Community Coalition would like to offer a huge thanks to all the volunteers and especially our sponsors.” The Chronicle was unable to reach McKee to learn how much was raised for the business, which takes in stray and abandoned animals. Brenda Webster won the 509 ink tattoo donation drawing. Results: 5k winner: Ken Miller and Ky. 1-mile winner: CJ Christensen and Faith. 5K age category winners: Riamh Timentwa and Raven; Marissa Anderson and volunteer shelter dog; Drew Fancher and volunteer shelter

Campground closed for road resurfacing COLVILLE— Swan Lake Campground, 15 miles southwest of Republic, will be closed to all vehicles and foot traffic June 21 through July 2. Roads within the campground will be resurfaced, according to the Colville National Forest. A list of other campgrounds in the area is available at the Republic Ranger Station, 650 E. Delaware Ave., or at

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Dogs and people start off on a jaunt during Hoofin’ and Woofin’ May 29 in Riverside. dog; Brandi Vigoren and Chubbs; Heather Downey and Dublin; Sam McKee and Lad; Hugh Tower with Hoover and Toby. 1-mile age category winners: Dakota Knowles and Roxy; Olivia Knowles and Tubsy; Mark DeHaan and Buddy; Matt Phelan and Rockie; Lily Evaniew-Phelan and Muffin; Doug

Baumaw; Nonni Judd and Mini; Stephen Smith and Luna; Clarice Schukar with Travis and Tina. Cutest Tiny Dog: Tubsy with Olivia Knowles. Cutest Small Dog: Babiz and Sherry Robinson. Cutest Big Dog: Hoover and Sara Kolsky.

Pub seniors softballers sweep Red Apple By Al Camp The Chronicle OKANOGAN – The North Country Pub sponsored men’s 50-and-over softball team improved to 12-2 in league play after sweeping Winthrop Red Apple June 3 at The Plex. The Pub won 11-8 and 23-15 with the two teams combining for six home runs despite wind blowing in from left field. In the first game, Red Apple led 8-6 into the bottom of the sixth before the Pub exploded for five runs. Red Apple: Mike Walker 2-4, double; Rod Gardner 2-3; Dennis Brown 2-3; Ron Bryson 3-3, double. North Country Pub: Jay Short 2-3; Steve Marchand home run; Edwin Marchand 2-3; Rod Whitinger 2-2, double. In the second game, the Pub took control 15-6 after four innings. Red Apple outscored the Pub 9-8 in the final three innings. Red Apple: Mike Walker 2-4; Don Maples 2-4, home run; Rod Gardner 33, triple, home run; Neil Riebe, 3-4, triple; Dennis Brown 3-4; Ron Bryson 2-4, double; Terry Marchiney 2-4, double. North Country Pub: Jay Short 4-4, 2 triples, home run; Bruce Smith 3-3, double, triple; Steve Marchand 3-3, double, home run; Edwin Marchand 23, double, home run; Jerry Cahill 3-3;

TWISP - War Creek Campground, about 15 miles west of town up the Twisp River, was closed for several days while the U.S. Forest Service removed several large, dead trees that posed a hazard to campers. About 25 Douglas fir and ponderosa pine trees were cut. Work began June 1. Heavy winds in 2006 blew down several trees, resulting in an infestation of Douglas fir beetle. That infestation spread and killed several trees, which pose a safety hazard. Some of the trees were sent to a local sawmill. The boards will be used to manufacture information bulletin boards for trailheads along state Highway 20, Methow Valley Ranger Michael Liu said. Forest officials also applied the Douglas fir beetle’s antiaggregation pheromone, MCH. Bark beetles, including the Douglas fir beetle, rely on chemicals known as pheromones to communicate with one another. “We’ll do another treatment with the pheromone next spring. That should keep out the last of the beetle population and protect the rest of the trees,” Liu said.

REPUBLIC - A 4-H shooting sports jamboree will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, June 17, at the Republic Gun Club on Pendry Road. The round-robin event will include archery, shotgun, pellet rifle and pellet pistol shooting. Registration is required by June 14 by contacting Emily Burt in the Washington State University Extension office for Ferry County,

Curlew From B1 Girls 14-17 – 1, Ellie McCullough, 34:50. Boys 14-17 – 1, Brandon Eberly, 18:10. 2, Deven Poore, 24:33. Women 18-29 – 1, Amanda Grumbach, 25:08. Women 30-39 – 1, Alli Simpson, 23:57. 2, Jenny Drennan, 35:24. 3, LeeAnn Fletcher, 35:52. 4, Linette Conine, 40:31. Men 30-39 – 1, Josh Connor, 21:08. 2, Brett Simpson, 22:44. 3, Loren McNeil, 23:11. 4, John Baker, 38:44. Women 40-49 – 1, Bonnie Grumbach, 32:46. 2, Cara Engstrom, 37:28. 3, Lisa McCullough, 58:17. 4, Renee Moser, 59:56. Men 40-49 – 1, Tom Engstrom, 38:39. 2, Steve Graham, 51:03. Women 50 and over – 1, Eden Davidson, 26:10. 2, Joyce Dunn, 29:25. 3, Linell Harvey, 35:12. 4, Donna Lembcke, 35:49. Men 50 and over – 1, Mike Dunn, 25:42. 2, Keith Stephens, 45:50. 3, Dick Graham, 53:05. 4, Ken Helmick, 53:35.

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Steve Marchand, Omak, tosses to first to complete a double play against the Winthrop Red Barn June 10. Marchand hit two home runs in the twinbill. Gary Lewis 2-3; Frank Foth 2-3, double; George Somers 2-3; John Hilts 2-3, double. The Pub 50s led the top division of the Wenatchee Senior Softball League. Their lone losses came in games against O’Doul’s of Wenatchee. The Pub also sponsors a 60and-over senior softball team,

which is 2-4 after doubleheaders the last three weeks were rained out. Winthrop, which plays in the same division as the Pub 60s, is 7-5

A 10-unit pass, good for 10 children’s admissions or five adult entries, is $12.75. Passes for city residents cost $57 for adult lap swim, $42 for a child, $27 for the second child in a family, $80 for an adult, $132 for a family, and $80 for a day care with up to six children. The city will charge $10.50 for each additional day care child. For non-residents, passes cost $57 for adult lap swim, $53 for a child, $38 for the second child in a family, $95 for an adult, and $160 for a family.

Fun run, six-mile Women 18-29 – 1, Akira Rattenbury, 44.53. Women 30-39 – 1, Katie Trembecky, 49:28. Women 40-49 – 1, Artie McRae, 55:08. Men 40-49 – 1, Ed Forsman, 38:53. 2, Aaron Zwanzig, 52:55. Women 50 and over – 1, Donna Bishop, 77:30. Hoop jam Bracket No. 1 (8-12 years) – 1, Celtics, Republic. 2, Kamikazi Watermelons, Spokane. 3, Magic, Oroville. 4, Angels with Attitude, Republic. Bracket No. 2 (13-15 years) - 1, Kaotic Kids, Curlew. 2, Bulls, Curlew. 3, Women in Black, Curlew. Bracket No. 3 (16-18 years) - 1, PHHW, Republic. 2, Team America, Curlew. 3, Los Tacos, Curlew. 4, Mother Moth, Curlew. Bracket No. 4 (19 years and older) - 1, Goat, Syracuse University, New York. 2, Kobe (Job Corp), Curlew. 3, Team Jordan (Job Corp), Curlew. 4, Tact, Republic. The pool can be rented on Sundays and from 9-11 p.m. Monday through Saturday for parties, with scheduling through city hall, 120 S. Third Ave. or 509-422-3600. Lessons cost $41 for the first child in a family, with a season pass; $51 without a season pass, and $10 for each additional child. Lessons will be given June 21 to July 2, with signups June 14-18; July 12-23, with signups July 5-9, and Aug. 2-13, with signups July 26-30. The pool will close for the season Aug. 27.


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by Lordco Auto Parts Ltd., and Osoyoos’s custom car builder JF Launier, of JF Kustoms. On Sunday, qualifying starts at 11 a.m. and eliminations at 1 p.m. at the Richter Pass Motorplex located at the Osoyoos Airport in the Osoyoos Industrial Park west of the intersection of Canada highways 3 and 97. This will be the third of five eighth-mile races hosted by the Wine Country Racing Association, spokeswoman

Shanna Cachola said. Many of the vehicles in the car show will be competing, Cachola said, who said there are several different classes of racers, from street cars to hot rods to motorcycles. The admission is $10 for adults, free to those under age 12. The series continues Sept. 12 and Oct. 13. Al Rise, Tonasket, won the pro stock drag title at the May races.

Dreams in memory of her son, Jeremy Ives. Cook and Shaver donated Indian blankets to the bullfighters, Blaine Covington and Jonathan Abrahamson, and barrel man/clown act Ike Pryor. The riders all signed a Tshirt that was presented to Shaver as a tribute to Ives, who died riding a bull in 2004 at the Founders Day Rodeo. Kicking off the rodeo June 3 was a barbecue followed by barrel racing, pole bending and games for smaller kids. The top riders competed between flights of bulls. Each night’s bull riding featured a chicken race for the younger children. After each night, cowboys competed in the Run for the Crown Royal. The announcer was Steve Kenyon, Pendleton, Ore. Results: Friday: 1, Waylon Timentwa, Omak, 81. 2, Aaron Hammer, Twisp, 78. 3, Dakota Beck, Moses Lake, 75. 4, Francis Marchand, Omak, 73. 5, Jace Berg, Colville, 72. 6, Cody Brixley, Nampa, Idaho, 71. 7, Sev Carden, Omak, 69. 8, Lane Sterling, Gillette, Wyo., 64. Saturday: 1, Cheyne Onley, Toppenish, 85. 2, Ryan Cate, Omak, 79. 3, Cody Brixley, Nampa, Idaho, 78. 4, Dakota Beck, Moses Lake, 77. 5, Tyler Bingham, Honeyville, Utah, 74. 6-8, Waylon Timentwa, Omak, and Jace Berg, Colville and Weston Grant, Toppenish, tied at 73. 9, Layne Baze, Benton City, 69. 10, Jesse Sanchez, Omak 65.

and be only in a few venues around the state. Washington Interscholastic Activities Association, which sets rules for state school competitions, adopted a tournament policy June 1. Nothing has been received on the exact format as seeding for the regional tournaments has yet to be finalized. The change will allow WIAA to save money and reflect how baseball tournaments are competed now, Wilson said. In baseball, teams compete in regional tournaments until only four teams remain, then play two days for first to fourth place. The state 1A and 2A tournament will be in Yakima. The 1B and 2B tournament will be in Spokane. The tournaments will include 16 teams but start having had first-round games played at regional sites, which could include teams from various districts around the state. ◆◆◆◆◆ J.R. Jarell, Brewster, is playing for Moses Lake Pirates baseball team this summer. The sophomore at Whitworth University started play with a preseason Pirate Jarrell party June 5 at Larson Field. The team was to have played the Kelowna, B.C., Falcons from June 7-9 to open the season. The Pirates and Wenatchee Apple Sox play in the West Coast League. ◆◆◆◆◆ Renowned fishing expert Dave Graybill said anglers looking for kokanee up to 18 inches should consider Palmer Lake north of Loomis. “If you want lots of kokanee that are 13 inches and fat, go to Buffalo Lake” on the Colville Indian Reservation, Graybill said in the weekly Wenatchee Valley Sports Council newsletter. “I spent the long weekend there and they are plentiful,” he said. “I also saw triploids to about six pounds being landed here, but I couldn’t find a triploid or even a trout for that matter. I didn’t have any trouble catching the kokanee,

though.” Graybill used either a Trout Dodger and Super Duper combo, or a Mack’s Lure Flash Lites and Wedding Ring spinner. He tipped either with corn. “I put these about 50 feet behind the boat and trolled pretty fast, up to 1.8 mph,” he said. “As usual, I found Buffalo Lake uncrowded, even though my wife and I were there over the Memorial Holiday weekend.” ◆◆◆◆◆ Rod Griffin of Griff’s Fly Fishing Adventures in Carlton said now is the time of year to hit Chopaka Lake west of Loomis for trout fly fishing. The fly-fishing only lake opened the third weekend in April. Other fishing activities include: • The Tonasket Ranger District will host the 15th annual Fish Day Celebration for children 13 and under on June 12. More info: 509-4865107. • The Winthrop Fish Hatchery will host a free National Fishing and Boating Day event June 12 for children ages 9-12. More info: 509-997-4004. ◆◆◆◆◆ There is a deadline of June 19 for the current reduced ticket prices at the Loup Loup Ski Bowl. After the deadline, tickets for adults age 20 to 61 go from $280 to $350, which will be good until Nov. 13. The hill’s Web site,, shows a standard season pass last year was $430. This summer the hill’s rental equipment room is being remodeled as well as the day lodge kitchen. ◆◆◆◆◆ Speaking of the Loup, it will be the site of the fifth annual Methow Cycle Sport Mountain Challenge Race on June 26-27. Mountain bikers will spend a day racing up and down mountain trails around the Loup, with races starting and finishing in the Loup’s parking lot. Cross country races were to start at 10 a.m. Organizer Joe Brown, who with the Mountain Sport Crew secured Forest Service passes for the races, said the course was looking fantastic. The weekend has expanded to include a beer garden and food. On Sunday, June 27, there

will be self-guided rides from the Loup. Camping is available. ◆◆◆◆◆ In semifinal games in the Washington Football League last weekend, No. 1 seeded Hermiston, Ore., won 19-13 over No. 4 Spokane Wolfpack and No. 2 Wenatchee won 3817 over South Sound. Wenatchee plays in the championship at Hermiston on June 12. The Okanogan County Commandos tied at 5-3 with South Sound, Spokane and Yakima. But a points system awarded South Sound and Spokane berths to post-season play. ◆◆◆◆◆ Several high school athletes from the Methow Valley were on the winning team from Wenatchee in the Ski to Sea race May 30 in Bellingham. The race consisted of seven legs and was featured in the USA Today’s sports section. The team, which competed in the high school division, included Evan Turner (cross country ski), Willie Devin (downhill ski), Nicholas Boersma (run), Marc LeDuc (road bike), Casey Smith and Matthew Coleman (canoe), Cody Cupp (mountain bike) and Max Christman (kayak). Two of the eight team members - Boersma and Christman - were from Wenatchee. The others were from Winthrop or Mazama. ◆◆◆◆◆ The incoming boys basketball coach at Okanogan, Mike Carlquist, has a record of 345-261 according to statistics provided by Sean Campbell. He coached eight years for Almira/Coulee-Hartline (198492: 131-71), 14 years at Goldendale (1992-2006: 177-155) and three years at Cashmere (2006-2009: 37-35). His ACH team (22-4) Carlquist won the state B title in 1991. Goldendale finished sixth twice at state. ◆◆◆◆◆ The Jeremy Ives Memorial Bull Riding proved tough on cowboys. Chris Smith, Omak, broke a hand falling from a bull Friday.

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Tonasket’s Lee Deshaw, in a yellow 1929 Plymouth Coupe, took on a host of other drag racers in May in Osoyoos, B.C. Racing continues June 13 at the eighth-mile track.

Flashy cars to race in B.C. By Al Camp The Chronicle OSOYOOS, B.C. - “Polish it, rev it and git ’er done” is the motto of the June 12-13 car show and drag racing in and around town this weekend. On Saturday, there will be a Cactus Jalopies car show 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gyro Park band shell at the foot of Main Street on the beach. The show will feature pre-1973 cars, trucks and bikes. It’s sponsored

Sidelines From B1 “Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming. “Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful. “Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out. “You can’t let praise or criticism get to you. It’s a weakness to get caught up in either one. “You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you. “What you are as a person is far more important that what you are as a basketball player.” John Wooden photo by Michael Conroy/AP Photo. ◆◆◆◆◆ When we last heard from Havillah’s Angela Vaughan, she was recuperating from a rod being placed in her shoulder after falling hard during a warm up at the Loup on March 6. The 17-year-old junior at Tonasket High School already is working on her senior project, a custom snowboard, and considering how she can play soccer next fall and still be ready for snowboarding in the winter. Vaughan said she’s already got a mentor, Scott Mosher of K2 in Seattle. She plans to design something to be placed on the board, and then go to Seattle to watch the board being built. “I probably won’t be able to help that much but I will watch the whole process of the snowboard being put together,” she said. Vaughan said she wants the board to be freestyle-specific, able to be flexible for more pop, run down rails and be light for better spins. “The idea is, in the end, we will have a finished product that I designed,” she said. Along those lines, she will be taking an art class next year where the teacher volunteered to help her with her design. She also is considering removing the stabilizing rod so that she can play soccer this fall, though she probably will move out of goal to a field position to keep from diving for shots where she could land on the shoulder. She said once the rod is removed, the shoulder will take six months to heal. Vaughan said the snowboard will go into her portfolio to get into college, where she plans to study graphic design. ◆◆◆◆◆ The Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association, which includes many coaches and sport administrators from this region, presented a letter of opposition and a proposal on how to run state basketball tournaments next season. Lake Roosevelt Athletic Director Bradley Wilson said the first round of state will be at regional venues. State tournaments will be reduced from four days to three days


North Country Car Club Car Show Saturday, June 19 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tonasket Fairgrounds 8 a.m.-Noon: Registration open 2 p.m.: Judging ends • 4 p.m.: Results announced • 16 Classes to show your rides • Trophies for each class Cost $15

Spend the day, enjoy the show! Info at 509-486-2777

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Francis Marchand, Omak, hangs on for a score of 73 during the Friday night bull competition. Average (top 10): 1, Waylon Timentwa, Omak, 154. 2, Dakota Beck, Moses Lake, 152. 3, Cody Brixley, Idaho, 149. 4, Jace Berg, Colville, 145. 5, Cheyne Onley, Toppenish, 85. 6, Ryan Cate, 79. 7, Aaron Hammer, Twisp, 78. 8, Tyler Bingham, Honeyville, Utah, 74. 9-10, Weston Grant, Toppenish,

and Francis Marchand, tied at 73. Short go: 1, Cody Brixley, Nampa, Idaho, 88. 2, Francis Marchand, Omak, 82. Friday Run for the Crown: Garett Wolfe, Wenatchee. Saturday Run for the Crown: Jace Berg, Colville.

Another cowboy broke a leg Saturday and was treated in Brewster. One of the farthest traveling cowboys, Tyler Bingham of Honeyville, Utah, was driven to the rodeo by his mother. He scored in the money Saturday night. ◆◆◆◆◆ Information on Brewster’s Brittany Webster from her coach arrived last week after our story about state high school tennis was in print. Webster finished second at the 1A/2B/1B tennis tournament in Yakima. She lost twice to Cascade’s Leah Newell, who finished third in state, and in the title match to Overlake’s Lana Robins. Webster was fifth in the Spokane Mid-Season Inland Empire Tournament that included many 3A and 4A high school players, Brewster coach Geoff Hiltz said. Hiltz said Webster’s finish at state was the best by a Caribou Trail League player in years. “She has been great to coach, a true competitor, always willing to put in the extra work, and what is even more is she’s a great person, too,” Hiltz said. “I see nothing but great things coming for Brittany.” ◆◆◆◆◆ GearBoxFilms has released a video of highlights from the first annual T-Town Sk8 Throwdown on May 22 at the B3 Skate Park in Chief Tonasket Park, Tonasket. The video can been viewed for free at 589. There is also a link posted on the T-town Sk8 Throwdown

page on The video features footage of every competitor and a complete list of results and sponsors. Sponsored skaters from Team Lib Tech, who were on hand to judge and ride with local skaters, are also showcased. The video soundtrack was provided by Sick Donkey Records and features reggae artist Jahson Ites. GearBoxFilms, which was a main sponsor of the T-town Sk8 Throwdown, showed a preview of the snowskate documentary “Skate The Snow”, which was filmed in part at Sitzmark Ski Area’s Skidmark Terrain Park. ◆◆◆◆◆ There will be pickup games for Ultimate Frisbee at 6 p.m. Tuesdays on the Okanogan High School football field. Al Camp is the sports editor at The Chronicle. E-mail him at

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Criminal Cases From Okanogan County Superior Court records Forgery, theft alleged Joshua Caleb Palagi, 28, Okanogan, was charged June 1 with forgery and third-degree theft. Palagi allegedly cashed a forged Lloyd Logging payroll check for $638.99 between April 18-21 in Brewster. Hagerup charged Jennifer Lynn Hagerup, 28, Omak, was charged June 1 with first-degree identity theft, three counts of forgery and second-degree theft. Hagerup allegedly forged three payroll checks for a total of $1,930.64 between April 19-21. Two allegedly were cashed in Brewster. When Hagerup was arrested, police allegedly found a third forged check in her wallet. Hagerup allegedly told Brewster police she received the checks from someone named Bubba, who was living in various motels in the area. Hughes charged Bradley Frank Hughes, 51, Oroville, was charged May 28 with violation of a protection order. A warrant was issued for Hughes, who allegedly violated on numerous occasions a protection order prohibiting him from contacting Teresa Hughes. Teresa Hughes gave police a list of various violations between April 24 and May 23 where Bradley Hughes allegedly came too close to her during soccer matches in Tonasket, advertisements she felt were harassment (police said he was exercising his free speech), an envelope on her windshield, Facebook postings and a message on her son’s phone. Teresa Hughes told police she felt her former husband needed in-depth mental evaluation. She suggested law enforcement read letters and other material she’d collected the last two years to gain an insight into her former spouse’s thinking and see how disjointed, scary and insane it was, court records said. She said she’d not been able to sleep at night out of fear that he might break into her house. Bradley Hughes was convicted in 2005 of a misdemeanor for attacking his former wife, allegedly with a sword, court records said. Finsen sentenced Constance Lee Finsen, 48, Oroville, pleaded guilty June 3 to thirddegree theft and third-degree possession of stolen property. Finsen was sentenced to 365 days, given credit for two days and had the remaining 363 days suspended for two years. Ramirez-Martinez dismissed The state dismissed with prejudice June 3 its case against Serbando Ramirez-Martinez. Case dismissed The state dismissed with prejudice June 3 its case against Elena Ramirez. Clements sentences Adam D. Clements, 41, pleaded guilty June 3 to second-degree burglary and first-degree theft other than a firearm. Clements, who committed the crimes July 14, 2009, was sentenced to six months to be served concurrently with a second sentence. In that case, Clements pleaded guilty June 3 to possession of a controlled substance other than marijuana and use of drug paraphernalia. Clements, who committed the crimes Dec. 14, 2009, was sentenced to six months to run concurrently. A charge of obstructing a police officer was dismissed. Knapp pleads guilty April Ann Knapp, 36, Omak, pleaded guilty June 3 to driving under the influence, use of drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest. A charge of possession of 40 grams or less of marijuana was dismissed. Knapp was sentenced to 365 days with 335 days suspended for two years. Of the remaining 30 days, 15 days could be served on electronic home monitoring. Carreon sentenced Federico Garcia Carreon, 38, Brewster, pleaded guilty June 3 to violation of a no-contact, protection or restraining order. Carreon was sentenced to 365

days, given credit for 10 days served and had the remaining 355 days suspended for two years. Belgarde pleads guilty Lenny Lee Scott Belgarde III, 19, pleaded guilty June 3 to attempted possession with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance, attempted disarming of a police officer, resisting arrest and tampering with physical evidence. Belgarde, who committed the crimes March 1, was sentenced to six months. In a second case, Belgarde pleaded guilty to attempting to elude a pursuing police vehicle. Belgarde, who committed the crime Nov. 9, 2009, was sentenced to five months. Charges of third-degree driving with a suspended or revoked license and obstructing a law enforcement officer were dismissed. Simpson charged Jeremy Joe Simpson, 28, was charged June 3 with residential burglary, violation of a no-contact, protection or restraining order and third-degree assault of a law enforcement officer. Simpson allegedly violated a nocontact order when he entered the apartment of Christina Bates on May 27 in Omak. Bates also showed text messages she allegedly received from Simpson. While being arrested, Simpson allegedly kicked Omak officer Tyler King. Bail initially was set at $150,000. Stiles charged David Allen Stiles, 25, Oroville, was charged June 2 with residential burglary, second-degree assault, strangulation, domestic violence, violation of a no-contact, protection or restraining order and interfering with reporting of domestic violence. Stiles allegedly assaulted Michelle Sherry LaDucer, 51, at the Alaskan Apartments on May 29. LaDucer alleged Stiles came into her apartment uninvited around 1:30 a.m. When he refused to leave, she attempted to flee and he tripped her, causing her to fall and hit her head on the floor. When she attempted to scream for help, he allegedly put his fingers into her mouth, causing her to feel like she was suffocating. She was not sure if she lost consciousness. She managed to convince him to let her go outside for fresh air about 45 minutes after the assault, court records said. LaDucer said she got Christopher Williams, 41, to call police. LaDucer was taken to North Valley Hospital in Tonasket for treatment of her head injury, an abrasion under her tongue and an injured right hand. Stiles was taken into custody at 2:45 a.m. He denied being at LaDucer’s apartment, though he said he was visiting a friend named Chris at the Alaskan Apartments. Mathis sentenced Mary Margaret Mathis, 43, pleaded guilty June 3 to first-degree theft, seven counts of making a false Medicaid statement and six counts of forgery. Mathis committed the theft between July 24 and Oct. 31, 2007, made false Medicaid statements between July 13 and Oct. 15, 2007, and committed forgeries between July 24 and Oct. 23, 2007. Mathis was sentenced to 60 days with 30 days converted to 240 hours of community restitution. Hayes pleads guilty Dustin T. Hayes, 21, Okanogan, pleaded guilty June 3 to possession of 40 grams or less of marijuana. Hayes was sentenced to 90 days, given credit for three days and had the remaining 87 days suspended for one year. Mix sentenced Christine Marie Mix, 43, pleaded guilty June 2 to forgery and thirddegree theft. Mix, who committed the crimes May 17, 2008, was sentenced to two months on the first count and 30 days on the second count. The sentences are to be completed with electronic home monitoring. Flores pleads guilty Manuel Rodriguez Flores, 49, Brewster, pleaded guilty June 2 to use of drug paraphernalia. Flores was sentenced to 90 days with credit for 15 days and 75 days suspended for one year.

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at the Omak Clinic 916 Koala, Omak Optical Outfitters: 826-7919 For eye exams: 826-1800 A charge of possession of a controlled substance was dismissed. Swezey sentenced Stephen Lee Swezey, 35, pleaded guilty June 2 to third-degree assault of a law enforcement officer, two counts of harassment and disorderly conduct. Swezey committed the assault and disorderly conduct Oct. 10, 2009, one harassment Nov. 12, 2009, and the other harassment Jan. 7. Swezey was sentenced to eight months for assault, 365 days with 305 days suspended for harassment and 90 days with 60 days suspended for disorderly conduct. Two other separate chargings were dismissed without prejudice. Perez sentenced Guadalupe Ortiz Perez, 19, pleaded guilty May 27 to possession of a controlled substance and attempted possession of a controlled substance. Perez, who committed the crimes April 14, was sentenced to 45 days. Valdovinos admits mischief Luis Muniz Valdovinos, 20, Bridgeport, pleaded guilty May 27 to third-degree malicious mischief. Valdovinos was sentenced to 180 days, given credit for one day and had 170 days suspended for two years. The remaining nine days can be served on electronic home monitoring. Valdovinos was ordered to pay restitution jointly and separately with co-defendant Jonathan Muniz Valdovinos of $250 to Gerardo Aparicio-Martinez and $1,323.10 to Regna Aparicio, both of Brewster. Carlton case dismissed The state dismissed May 27 with prejudice its case against Mark Carlton after he successfully completed alcoholism treatment and was participating in after-care.

Civil Matters From Okanogan County Superior Court records Marriage dissolutions granted Kevin van Bueren and Kelly van Bueren. Kris Sementilli and Gerald J. Sementilli. Casey files complaint Kimberly Casey filed May 20 a complaint on creditor’s claim against Rickie E. Rowe, personal representative of the estate of Randall S. Ray, deceased. The complaint alleges Casey had been damaged by the Rowe’s rejection of Casey’s claim for $35,000 or more, with the exact amount to be established at the time of trial. The complaint also seeks to transfer title to Casey for a pickup truck, car and dirt bike. Spillman complaint. James and Catheryn Spillman filed May 11 a complaint for foreclosure of mortgage and for damages against Jeffrey H. Herschlip.

Juvenile Court From Okanogan County Superior Court records Lange sentenced Elijah Tucker Lange, 14, Omak, pleaded guilty June 2 to possession of less than 40 grams of marijuana. Lange, who committed the crime Feb. 24, was sentenced to 13 days in detention and six months of community supervision. Mora pleads guilty Miguel Angel Amezcua Mora, 16, Malott, pleaded guilty June 2 to fourthdegree assault and third-degree malicious mischief, both being domestic violence, and third-degree theft. Mora, who committed the crimes Dec. 23, 2009, was sentenced to 30 days in detention and nine months of community supervision. Clark sentenced Melanie Jean Clark, 17, Nespelem, pleaded guilty May 27 to making a false statement to a public servant. Clark, who committed the crime Nov. 22, 2009, was sentenced to two days in detention and six months of community supervision. Vincent admits eluding Michael Dwain Albert Vincent, 16, Nespelem, pleaded guilty May 27 to attempting to elude a pursuing police vehicle.

Vincent, who committed the crime March 6, was sentenced to nine days in detention and nine months of community supervision. Another charge was dismissed. Taylor sentenced Cameron John Taylor, 15, Omak, pleaded guilty May 27 to theft of a motor vehicle, two counts of attempted theft of a motor vehicle and two counts of third-degree malicious mischief. Taylor, who committed the crimes April 17, was sentenced to 16 days in detention and 12 months of community supervision. In a second case, Taylor pleaded guilty May 27 to second-degree vehicle prowling and third-degree theft. Taylor, who committed the crimes Jan. 29, was sentenced to four days in detention and six months of community supervision to run concurrently with the first case. Counts pleads guilty Dylan Thomas James Counts, 16, Omak, pleaded guilty May 27 to second-degree attempted taking of a motor vehicle. Counts, who committed the crime April 11, was sentenced to 15 days in detention and six months of community supervision. Marsh sentenced Jessie James Marsh, 16, Omak, pleaded guilty May 27 to seconddegree attempted assault and thirddegree malicious mischief, both being domestic violence. Marsh, who committed the crimes Jan. 20, was sentenced to 15 days in detention and 12 months of community supervision.

Marriage Licenses From county auditor’s records Megan Elizabeth Bivins, 27, Omak, and Robert Alan Gregory, 31, Omak. Josefina Flores-Hernandez, 35, Brewster, and Raul Chavez-Paredes, 42, Brewster. Jodeen Ellen Frear, 37, Okanogan, and John Alan Baker, 40, Okanogan. Victoria Lizette Ruiz, 20, Tonasket, and Fredrick Lee Franklin II, 22, Tonasket. Dana Michelle Gaines, 21, Omak, and Ryan Michael Moses, 20, Omak. Cassandra Ellen Sachse, 36, Omak, and Aaron Carter, Stanley, 34, Omak.

Sheriff From sheriff’s complaints May 28 Fraud on First Street, Riverside. Assault on Half-Sun Way, Bridgeport. Forgery on West Jonathan Avenue, Omak. Pit bull attacked another dog on Lyman Lake Road, Tonasket. Four-wheeler taken on Golden Road, Oroville. Assault on Vinatieri Road, Oroville. Vehicle crash on Oak Street at Van Duyn Avenue, Okanogan. Assault on Okanogan Street, Malott. Burglary on county Highway 7, Tonasket. Gas theft on Elmway, Okanogan. May 29 Assault on Queen Street, Okanogan. Vehicle crash on Deer Ridge Road, Tonasket. Burglary on Cape LaBelle Road, Tonasket. Assault on U.S. Highway 97, Oroville. Fuel theft on Cottonwood Circle, Mazama. Vehicle crash on Appleway, Okanogan. May 30 Theft of fuel on county Highway 7, Tonasket. Vehicle prowl on county Highway 7, Tonasket. Video game system, games and movies taken on North Star Road, Pateros. Dog bite on Omak Lake Road, Omak. May 31 Assault on South Main Street, Conconully. Vehicle hit a deer on Elmway at Shellrock Point, Okanogan. Assault on Riggs Road, Brewster.


State Route 21 The Keller Ferry across the Columbia River on State Route 21 will be out of service for approximately a month beginning Monday, June 14, 2010 for a routine Coast Guard vessel inspection, maintenance, and repairs. Service should resume no later than Friday, July 16, 2010. Motorists are advised to seek alternate state routes during this period.

For additional information contact:

Washington State Department of Transportation, 1407 Morgan Street, Davenport, WA 99122 Dale Luiten, Area Maintenance Superintendent 509-725-4191

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A firefighter works to free David A. Seidl from his wrecked truck.

Two hurt in crash The Chronicle OKANOGAN — An Oak Harbor man was airlifted to Sacred Heart Medical Center, Spokane, after he was injured in a two-vehicle crash June 5 some 17 miles west of Okanogan on state Highway 20. David A. Seidl, 43, was eastbound when his pickup truck collided with a westbound car driven by Arnold R. Campbell, 61, Omak, the Washington State Patrol said. Seidel received a facial laceration. Campbell was taken to MidValley Hospital for treatment of chest, neck and back injuries. He was treated and released,

the patrol said. Seidl was going around a steep, downhill curve to the right. The vehicles collided in the westbound lane, the patrol said. Both vehicles were destroyed. Campbell was wearing a seatbelt, but it's not known if Seidl was. Campbell offered thanks to those who stopped to help. He said a county public works employee happened on the scene first, two women offered comfort to both injured drivers and another man directed traffic. He praised emergency responders and the staff at MidValley Hospital.

Okanogan County Junior Rodeo Thanks the many sponsors and volunteers!

Queen Adeena, Princess Emily, and the board members of the Okanogan County Junior Rodeo Association would like to thank the many sponsors and volunteers of our 2010 rodeo. We have been putting on this rodeo for 38 years and still going strong. Our rodeo would not be possible without your continued support. Thank you so much to Omak Stampede for allowing us to use the new arena. Also, thank you so much to the Omak-Okanogan Rotary club for their generous donation. Thank you to the following community members and businesses:

Volunteers: Julie Kruse Dave McKee Flora Allen Martin Bales Travis Bales Jesse Hagerup Shelly Hallam

Wayne Shibley Roni Holder-Diefenbach Miles Binger Lifeline Ambulance Chet Hutton Lenny Long Les Stanbrough Jonathon Abrahamson

Sponsors Okanogan/Omak Rotary Les Schwab Tire Center Wentachee Valley Medical Center Dannie’s Building Maintenance Midway Building Supply John L. Scott Realty Omak Stampede Don Kruse Electric Cates & Erb Omak Feed Supply ProStitch Judd Farms Stogie Shop, Inc. J&J Smoke Shop Herriman Speedy Tank Napa Auto Parts NCNB Tonasket Auto Sales Sandi Buzzard Tax Service Rocking Chair Ranch Gene's Harvest Foods Will Logging & Construction Cates & Erb Beads & Things Mike Taylor State Farm Insurance Stampede Mini Market Motel Nicholas Alpine Veterinary Clinic J & M LLC Discount Fireworks Kiwanis Of Okanogan Choice Auto Sunset Chiropractic S & H Homes Nespelem Valley Electric Gebbers Farm Don Kruse Electric Rawson's Eye & Ear Clinic Hamilton Farm Equipment KFC/Taco Bell Fritts Family Koala Street Grill Agricultural Technology Princes Foods Hometown Pizza Bison Video Country Cabin Espresso Westside Pizza Caso's Foods Culligan Clearwater Spas

Valley Lumber Lee Frank Mercantile Mac's Tire of Omak BTO Construction Diamond J Rodeo Camp Oxarc Inc Ok Valley Concrete Mike's Diesel Royal Motel Go Moto Heatstroke Printing D & R Glass Works Hair Designz D & D Auto Body Inc Xtreme Power sports Okanogan Truck and Tractor Okanogan Sunshine Cleaners Caring Dental Center Frank's Barber Shop Harrison Jewelers Brock Hines Productions Elmway Auto Sales Sunrise Chevrolet Omak Inn Callaway & Detro Attorneys Paul Hartkorn Riverside Grocery Edward Jones/Ben Buchert Martin's Muffler Fletcher's Auto Repair Scheel Realty Havillah Road Printing Family Chiropractic Webster Furniture Remax Shull Towing and Parts Wagon Wheel Tavern Robert Nau DDS Twisp Feed & Ranch Vehicle Licensing & Service Hank's Harvest Foods Denny Busick Const Farmers Insurance Kristi Marchand Whitley Fuel Brian Evans Insurance Top Notch Auto Yo Yo's Lounge Hometown Pizza-Oroville Walmart Windermere Real Estate Pepsi Cola Inc.

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Wauconda, Tonasket celebrate Flag Day


By Brenda Starkey The Chronicle WAUCONDA — Flag Day will be celebrated in Wauconda and Tonasket. Wauconda Wauconda’s annual Flag Day celebration and picnic will be Sunday, June 13. The celebration begins at noon at the Wauconda Community Hall, 129 Toroda Creek Road.

Hamburgers will be provided. Guests are asked to bring a dessert, salad or other side dish. Those with musical instruments are also welcome to bring them and entertain, organizers said. Tonasket A Flag Day ceremony will see the Stars and Stripes flying over the Armed Forces Legacy Project for the first time June 12.

A 50-foot-tall flagpole was welded together by Tom Bretz of Apple Valley Machine Shop, and project members sanded and painted it, Tonasket Legacy Foundation member Hugh Maycumber said. The flagpole will stand in the center of five basalt pillars that represent the five branches of the armed services at the project site on the west side of U.S. Highway 97 south of Tonasket

The U.S. Armed Forces Legacy Project is both a project and a non-profit organization. When the project is complete, it will include a 1,100-square-foot research library and a service officer building, organizers said. Two tickets for the Mariners baseball game against the Boston Red Sox on July 25 are being raffled off as a fundraiser. Raffle tickets are $5 each.

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“Gus” Rose-Witt plays a flugelhorn during Omak High School jazz band’s concert and picnic in Civic League Park on June 3. The band, led by Don Pearce, performed more than an hour.

Motto, logo sought for celebration of 100th anniversary The Chronicle OMAK – The deadline has

been extended to June 30 for submitting logo and motto entries for the city’s centennial celebration next year. Each carries a $100 prize. For the logo, submissions must be hand-drawn or computer-generated (300 dpi or greater) and should be

suitable for reproduction in color or black and white in a variety of sizes on items from banners to pins. Artwork must be on 8.5- by 11-inch paper or as a pdf, jpg or gif electronic file. For the motto, centennial organizers are looking for a short sentence encompassing a

characteristic of the city or centennial. Ownership of all submissions goes to the city. Entries should be sent to Centennial Committee, City of Omak, P.O. Box 72, Omak 98841 and designated for either the logo or motto contest.

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Republic celebrates By Brenda Starkey The Chronicle REPUBLIC – People are invited to look back to the early days this weekend. A kickoff dinner Thursday evening, June 10, will signal the start of the 53rd annual Republic Prospectors Days celebration. The dinner at K Diamond K Lodge, 15661 S. Highway 21, will begin at 6 p.m. Patterson Park hosts family style music and vendors on Friday. There will be oldfashioned hay rides around town and the Prospectors’ Jail on Clark Avenue. Persons with Prospectors Days arm garters will not be thrown into the fund-raising calaboose. Those who are jailed must make “bail” to earn their freedom. Children’s activities are planned on West Delaware Avenue and continue through Saturday. A children’s parade will proceed down Clark Avenue at 5 p.m. Friday. At 6 p.m., Chamber of Commerce bingo begins at The Tamarack, 18 N. Clark Ave. A youth street dance will be from 8-11 p.m. on North Clark Avenue. Saturday’s all-day events will include the Classic Auto Show in the parking lot at Delaware and Clark avenues and a barbecue cook-off on East Sixth Street. A firefighters’ pancake breakfast will be at the fire hall, 645 S. Keller St. Competitive mining events will pit local miners against others and offer special contests for women and children. The competition begins at 8 a.m. Saturday on Keller Street. The 29th annual Gold Rush Run kicks off at 9 a.m. with line-up at 8:30 on Clark Avenue. Gold panning with real gold begins at 10 a.m. in front of Eich’s Mercantile, 15 N. Clark Ave. Three-on-three basketball begins at 10:30 a.m. Team leaders may pick up their packets at 10 a.m. in front of Eich’s Mercantile. An Old West shootout begins at 11:45 a.m. on Clark Avenue. “Go for the Gold in Republic” is the theme for the parade, which will begin at noon on Clark Avenue. Logging events will determine the Bull of the Woods when competition begins in front of the old elementary school building,

750 S. Clark Ave. The Soapbox Derby will offer open and stock class racing for ages 7-15 and 16 to adult. It begins at 1:30 p.m. on the Delaware Avenue hill. Another bingo session is at 6 p.m. at The Tamarack. A pre-barn-dance barbecue is at the K Diamond K Lodge, with a barn dance to follow at 8 p.m. Sunday will feature a free children’s fossil dig at Stonerose Interpretative Center, 15 N. Kean Ave., and vendors in Patterson Park. A community church service will be at 10 a.m. in Patterson Park. Prospectors Day stock car racing will get under way at Eagle Track Raceway on Pendry Road at 2 p.m.

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Ferry County Public Hospital District is proud of our community, and happy to serve the people of Ferry County. Our employees are once

Thursday, June 10 6 p.m. Kick Off Dinner, K Diamond K Lodge Friday, June 11 All Day Vendors - Patterson Park All Day Old Fashioned Draft Horse Hay Ride - New! All Day Prospector’s Jail - Sweet Shop All Day Kids’ Activity Street - Delaware - New! All Day Family Style Music in Patterson Park 2 p.m. Dick Frost, Kids’ Magician 5 p.m. Kids’ Parade, Main Street 6 p.m. Chamber Bingo, Tamarack Pizza, Fri. and Sat. 8-11 p.m. Youth Street Dance Saturday, June 12 All Day Old Fashioned Hay Rides in Town - New! All Day Vendors & Family Style Music, Patterson Park All Day Classic Auto Show All Day Kid Activity Street, Delaware All Day Prospector’s Jail, Sweet Shop All Day First Annual BBQ Cookoff - New! 7 a.m. Pancake Breakfast, Firehall 8 a.m. Mining Events - HUGE cash prizes 9 a.m. Gold Rush Run 10 a.m. Gold Panning 10:30 a.m. 3 on 3 Basketball 11:45 a.m. Shoot Out, Main Street 12-1:30 p.m. Parade 1 p.m. Logging Events 1:30-3:30 Soap Box Derby, Delaware Hill 6 p.m. Chamber Bingo, Tamarack Pizza 6 p.m. Pre-Barn Dance BBQ, hot dogs for the kids, hay rides, K Diamond K - New! 8 p.m. Good Ole Fashioned Foot-Stompin Country Dance, K Diamond K - New! Sunday, June 13 All Day Free Fossil Dig, Stonerose Interpretive Center All Day Vendors, Patterson Park 10 a.m. Church Services in the Park, Gospel Music 2 p.m. Stock Car Races, Eagle Track Raceway Park

again sponsoring and coordinating the annual Prospectors’ Days parade. We invite everyone to attend, enjoy the festivities and support our local businesses and community. Thank you to all who have worked so hard to make this weekend a success.

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Jackie Baker (above) and her 1956 classmates show how they’re aging gracefully. An Okanogan Rendezvous participant (right) tackles a plate of pancakes during the Kiwanis Club’s allyou-can-eat breakfast.

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Okanogan Youth Baseball players get ready for the Okanogan Days parade.

Rendezvous in Okanogan By Dee Camp The Chronicle OKANOGAN — The rain let up for a day and sunshine prevailed for Okanogan Days and the accompanying all-class reunion last weekend. The Okanogan Rendezvous reunion ran June 4-6 with activities ranging from a veterans memorial dedication and non-denominational church service to a barbecue and Saturday evening dinner and entertainment. Several classes had reunions and parade entries. On Saturday, a street fair, farmers’ market and live entertainment were ongoing before and after the parade. Several hundred people turned out for the Kiwanis Club’s pancake breakfast. People lined Second Avenue for the 45minute parade, led by a color guard of OmakOkanogan Cub Scouts. Grand Marshals were Bonnie and Richard Rawson, owners of Rawson’s Department Store. Citizen of the year Teena Vickers and business of the year As A Child Grows also were honored. Parade entrants recognized were: • Best vintage car — Paul Yarnell. • George Fuller Pet and Kids Parade — Okanogan Youth Baseball and F.U.N. 4-H Club. • Grand champion float — Folkloric Dancers. • Best float — Class of 1956 “Aging Gracefully.” • Best commercial entry — Whitley Fuel. • Best marching unit — Okanogan Public Library book cart drill team. After the parade, the action shifted to Okanogan High School for dedication of a veterans memorial. The stone monument, a project of the Okanogan Alumni Association, serves as a permanent reminder “of those true hometown heroes” who gave their lives in

military service, said association member and School Board Chairman Kory Heindselman, class of 1985. School Superintendent Richard Johnson gave the invocation. A trumpet trio of Doug Camp, class of 2006, Kathleen Christensen and Chris Warren performed several patriotic songs. Hank Rawson, class of 1967, presented information about each of the 12 men whose names appear on the memorial, built by graduate Doug Woodrow, class of 1969. Family members of several of the men attended the dedication. Honored were: • Newton W. Jones, class of 1917, killed in World War I by a German sniper. • Sterling T. Monroe Jr., 1935, killed in 1941 in Canada. • Ray C. Scott, 1935, killed in 1943 at the Bay of Biscay. • William G. Ehlers, 1938, killed in 1943 when his tugboat capsized. • John J. Vandiver, 1938, killed in 1944 in Italy. • Alan I. McClean, 1940, killed in 1944 in France. • Wayne E. Siemon, 1943, killed in 1945 in Belgium. • Richard E. Pratt, 1964, killed in a 1967 helicopter crash in Vietnam. • James W. Bryant, 1965, killed in 1966 in Vietnam. • Jackie R. Combs, 1966, killed in 1967 in Vietnam. • James. T. Fisher, 1969, killed in 1970 in Vietnam. • Jason C. Cook, 1997, killed in 2004 in Iraq. “They were Bulldogs. They wore crimson and gray, just like us,” Rawson said.

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People pause to reflect on the names shown on the veterans memorial at Okanogan High School.

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Parade grand marshals Bonnie and Richard Rawson are all smiles.

Among the entertainers are Bud Gardner and the Vegetables — Gardner, (from left) John Whitecar and Rodney Reinbold

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Sheryl Curtis of Okanogan guides her oxen during the Okanogan Days parade.

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The Okanogan Public Library’s book cart drill team rolled away with a prize.

Hank Rawson, foreground, tells the veterans memorial crowd about Okanogan graduates who have died in military service.

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Thousands turn out for annual Founders Day on June 5

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75 years Tonasket celebrates

Above, Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers emerges from the brisk waters of a dunk tank Saturday, June 5. Below, the Tonasket High School tiger mascot dances to the music of the Tonasket High School band and drum line Saturday, June 5, during the Founders Days parade.

An airplane, above, does a fly-over tribute to Tonasket and the Founders Day crowd. Below, Oroville Middle School seventh-grader Bethany Roley marches in the Founders Day parade.

Below, Miss Omak Stampede Michelle Demmitt waves to spectators.

Noni Alley, nine years old, successfully bobs for apples.

Photos by Roger Harnack, Joe Somday and Brenda Starkey

Austin Plumb, 2, Tonasket, tries to burst a bubble that is blowing away from him during kids activities in Day Park.

Tonasket Mayor Patrick Plumb waves from the city’s float.

Carrot cakes wait to be judged during a bake-off.

The Oroville May Festival royalty wave from their float.

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Bridgeport’s in a Daze Festival offers many events BRIDGEPORT — June 5 was a great day for a big parade, softball tournament, dancing horses, music in the park and the unveiling of a new woodcarving for Bridgeport Daze. The annual parade attracted about 51 entries, parade co-chair Pat Huff said. It included children on bikes and playing soccer, bands, cars, motorcycles, floats and mopwielding sailors from North Cascades National Bank cleaning up

Luis Anaya of Chelan and his horse bow to the crowd following their performance during Bridgeport Daze.

Wednesday June 9 Developmental screening for children through age 5 will be offered by the Tonasket School District from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on school days. People with concerns about child development or school success of children through age 21 also can contact the district. Information: 509486-4933. Story time for preschoolers will be from 11:15-11:45 a.m. at the Okanogan Public Library. Okanogan High School students will report on the long-term impact of fire on a forest-riparian ecosystem from 7-8:30 p.m. at Omak City Hall. The students recently began a long-term study in Pleasant Valley of the 2009 Oden Road Fire. Information: 509-422-3770.

Thursday June 10 Tonasket Farmers’ Market is open from 3-7 p.m. at Triangle Park across U.S. Highway 97 from Al’s IGA. The 4-H Leaders Council will meet at 6 p.m. in the Washington State University Extension office in the Okanogan County courthouse. Information: 509-422-7224.

Friday June 11 Story time for preschoolers will be at 11:30 a.m. at the Omak Public Library. The story is “The Farmer in The Dell,” by Alexander Willner. Information: 509-826-1820. Artist Maria Coryell-Martin talks about her Greenland expedition at 7 p.m. at Confluence Gallery and Art Center, Twisp. Information: 509-9972187.

Saturday June 12 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 47 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, 509826-1259. Maria Coryell-Martin will lead a field sketching class from 9 a.m. to noon. Tuition charged; scholarships available. Registration: Confluence Gallery and Art Center, Twisp; 509-997-2787, or

Monday June 14 Vacation Bible School for

children through seventh grade will be from 9:30-11:30 a.m. June 14-17 at Loomis Community Church. Information and rides: 509-223-3542.

Tuesday June 15 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. “Open Merc!” will be offered at 7 p.m. at the Merc Playhouse, Twisp. Musicians and performers of all types can perform in a casual, coffeehousestyle venue. Admission free. Information: 509-997-7529. A class called “Step Into Your New Family” will meet from 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays until June 29 in the North Valley Assisted Living board room (rear entrance). Information and registration: 509-486-3149. Classes in childbirth education will be offered Tuesdays in the board room of North Valley Hospital, Tonasket. Information and time: 509486-3140.

Wednesday June 16 A field trip in the West Fork San Poil Watershed will be offered by the U.S. Forest Service as part of the Bailey Restoration Project. Participants will leave the Tonasket Ranger Station at 9 a.m. and return about 4 p.m. Participants are asked to bring lunch. Information and registration: Carol Ogilvie, 509-486-5119. A group seeking to form a Blue Star Mothers chapter will meet at 7 p.m. at Yo Yo’s Restaurant, Oroville. Information: Daralyn Hollenbeck, 509485-2906.

Exhibits Okanogan County Artists are displaying their work during Art Appreciation Week, June 14-19. Displays are in the store windows of Main Street businesses. “Terra Incognita,” an exhibit by Jessie Lyle, will run until June 17 at Door No. 3 in the Methow Valley Community Center, Twisp. An exhibit, “Harvesting the Light,” will run until July 24 at Confluence Gallery and Art Center, Twisp. Information: 509-997-2787. Members of the Okanogan County Artists Association will display their works until July 19 at Apple Springs, Carol McMillan; Family Health Center, Gloria Jones; MidValley Hospital, Barbara Conner Reed; Okanogan Public Library, Sandra Walters; Omak City Hall, Sandra Walters; Tonasket Interiors,

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A parade participant celebrates with a ride in a fire truck.

Clair Jeffko; Tonasket Library, Sue Edick, and U.S. Bank, Tonasket, Clair Jeffko. The Community Cultural Center’s featured artist for June is Patti Arbuckle. The center is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Information: 509-4861328. Winthrop Gallery offers an exhibit of paintings, photographs and jewelry by Carol McMillan, Marcy Stamper and Linda Wick until July 12. An opening reception will be from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, June 12. Information: 509-996-3925.

Civic Meetings open to the public: Methow Valley School Board will meet at 5:30 tonight, June 9, in the Methow Valley Elementary School board room. Information: 509-9969205. Coulee Dam Town Council will meet at 6 tonight, June 9, at town hall. Information: 509-633-0320. Brewster City Council meets at 6 tonight, June 9, at city hall. Information: 509-689-3464. Okanogan County Park and Recreation Board meets at 7 tonight, June 9, in Jones Hall at the fairgrounds. Information 509-4221621. Fire District 11 Commission (Molson-Chesaw) meets at 7:30 tonight, June 9, in Fields Hall on Molson-Chesaw Road. Information: 509-485-3533. Fire District No. 9 Commission (rural Conconully) meets at 7:30 tonight, June 9. Information and location: 509-422-3179. Elmer City Town Council meets at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 10, at town hall. Information: 509- 633-2872. Fire District 12 Commission (Havillah) will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 10, at the fire hall, 474 Swanson Mill Road, Tonasket. Information: 509556-2911. Fire District No. 4 Commission (Tonasket) meets at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 10, in the Tonasket Fire Hall. Information: 509-486-2511. 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.

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Agenda: www.okanogancounty. org. Information: 509-422-7100 Okanogan Irrigation District Board will meet at 9:30 a.m. Monday, June 14, at the district office on Douglas Road, Omak. Information: 509-826-1250. Omak Library Board will meet at 3:30 p.m. Monday, June 14, in the Pioneer Room at the library. Information: 509-826-1820. Fire District No. 16 commissioners (Aeneas Valley) will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, June 14, in the Tonasket High School commons. Fire District No. 15 commissioners (Douglas-Okanogan County) meet at 7 p.m. Monday, June 14, at the Brewster Ambulance Hall. Information: 509-689-0901. Okanogan Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. Monday, June 14, at city hall. Information: 509-422-3600. Methow Valley Irrigation District Board meets at 7 p.m. Monday, June 14, in the Methow Valley Senior Center, Twisp. Fire District No. 6 Commission (Methow Valley) meets at 7 p.m. Monday, June 14, at the district fire hall, Twisp. Information: 509-997-2981. Tonasket School Board meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 14, in the district office. Information: 509-4862126. Okanogan County Board of Health meets at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, in the public health office in the Public Services Building, Okanogan. Information: 509-422-7156. Okanogan County PUD board will meet at 2:30 p.m. in the PUD auditorium. Information: 509-4224020. Tonasket Planning Commission will meet at 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, at city hall. Information: 509-486-2132. Nespelem Town Council meets at 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, at town hall. Information: 509-634-4691. Okanogan County Housing Authority Board meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, in the housing authority office on the second floor of the Okanogan post office. Information: 509-422-3721. Can You Digit?
























































































































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the street. Bridgeport Mayor Steve Jenkins gave out three mayor’s awards and judges gave two best-of-show prizes. Mayor’s awards — Demonos Car Club of Tacoma, the Mi Estilio Car Club of Bridgeport and the fun-inthe-sun-and-the-water float from the employees at Arrowhead Orchards. Best of show — Restored 1946 Chevy pickup and dancing horses owned by Adolfo Sahaguhn of Brewster, Oscar Sosa of Quincy and Luis Anaya of Chelan. Judge’s trophy — Quad City Eagles car and motorcycle convoy. The owners of Nell’s Cafe invited children to decorate their bikes and ride them in the parade. The bikers shared first in the children’s division. The co-recipient was the fifth and sixth grade band from Brewster Elementary School. Chainsaw artist Jake Lucas unveiled his completed statue that will be displayed in Bridgeport Marina Park. The statue was commissioned by the Durand family and depicts a child snoozing while fishing. The salmon at the base illuminates the title, “You Snooze, You Lose.” Bands played during the afternoon in Firemen’s Park, a backdrop to the traditional Bridgeport Daze pastime of meeting old friends and lots of conversation.

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Dining & Entertainment Live Entertainment • Twisp River Pub, Friday, June 11, Polecat, Bellingham’s blue grass band, 8:30 p.m. • Twisp River Pub, Saturday, June 12, Passing Liberty, rock-n-roll, 9 p.m. • Cariboo Inn, Tuesday, June 8, Karaoke with Renee • Cariboo Inn, Thursday, June 10, Karaoke with Renee Live Music on Weekends! • Cariboo Inn, Friday, June 11, Muddy River Band Craft Beer Sandwiches • Cariboo Inn, Saturday, June 12, Muddy Steak, River Band Pasta and • Lone Star Cafe, Friday, June 11, Country more! band, downtown Tonasket Open 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. • Lone Star Cafe, Saturday, June 12, Wednesday- Sunday Karaoke, downtown Tonasket • 509 Bar & Grill, Friday, June 11, DJ Dave TWISP • 509 Bar & Grill, Saturday, June 12, RIVER PUB DJ Dave 201 N. Hwy. 20, Twisp • Mickey’s, Wednesday, June 9, Karaoke 509-997-6822 • Mickey’s, Friday, June 11, Karaoke

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FSBO Okanogan 12 yr. old home, 2-story, 2,040 sq. feet. 3-Bdrm, 2.5 bth. 655 N 5th Ave. $179,000. (509) 422-3246 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 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 OMAK 3-Bdrm home w/large living room, kitchen and dining room, on 5 acres. Large shop w/ 3 bays for storage. Underground sprinklers on all, Okanogan Irrigation. Located 1.8 miles from Omak City limits. $180,000. (509) 8261634 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

180 For Rent BIG VALLEY REALTY FOR RENT 2-Bdrm apt. all utils. $550 1-Bdrm apt. $400 2-Bdrm house $850 2-Bdrm. Apt. $675 2-Bdrm House $590 1-Bdrm. Duplex $375 2-Bdrm. Mobile home $500 Mon.-Fri. 9AM-5PM (509) 422-6066 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. Large 3-bdrm, 11/2 bth, single family home. Quiet street, fenced yard, small open garage $650/month. Utilities not included. $600 deposit. Pets negotiable, no smoking. Credit/background check, references required. Available immediately. (509) 826-1250. NEED STORAGE SPACE? Call Larry or Penny at BLEP RENTALS 509-826-1348. Flyin’“O” Storage Outside Storage Available. 509-322-5926

THE OMAK-OKANOGAN COUNTY CHRONICLE (USPS 408-300) Published weekly by The Omak Chronicle, Inc. 618 Okoma Drive, PO Box 553, Omak, WA 98841. Owned by Eagle Newspapers, Inc. Periodicals Postage Paid at Omak, WA 98841, and additional mailing offices. Postmaster: Send address changes to: The Chronicle, P.O. Box 553, Omak, WA 98841. ©Omak Chronicle Inc. 2005 Continuous publication since May 20, 1910.

Omak, 2 offices separated by wall with window, 2 baths approx 500 sq. ft. $350 mo. available immediately. (509) 997-2516

180 For Rent

180 For Rent

OKANOGAN 1-bdrm apt., washer/dryer hook up. W/S/G included. NO PETS. $450 month, $300 damage deposit. (425) 760-8810 or (888) 584-9280

TONASKET 2-Bdrm home, $700 month. Includes W/S/G and yard maintenance. Okanogan Properties (509) 486-0507

Okanogan 3-Bdrm Home, W/S/G inlcuded. NO PETS. $595 month plus deposit. (509) 422-0400


OMAK 3-Bdrm, house, carport. $1,000 month. First/last/ deposit. Available in July. (509) 429-6226 OMAK APARTMENT 2-Bdrm, quiet, upstairs unit in Shellrock Bldg near hospital. Central A/C & heat, new windows, D/W. Laundry on premises. $595/month, $400 deposit. (509) 429-3097 OMAK Available July 1. Nice 2 bedroom Duplex in quiet setting. $700 per month includes water, garbage and lawn care. Call 8266045 or 826-1159. RIVERSIDE Large 2 bd / 2 full bath double wide mobile home for rent in Glenwood Park. Home available 6/1. Looking long term renters, references required. Small pets allowed with additional deposit. Rent is $675 per month. This is a very nice home. Please call Roger at (425) 5013955 or e-mail hollidayproperties@msn.c om for rental application. Home will rent quickly. 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 Business Rental 1153 2nd Ave. N, Okanogan (across from Legion Park) Two retail/office units, each 640 sq.ft., $450/mo. each, one with optional 480 sq.ft. garage with 10x10 roll-up door, $650 unit with storage. Call 509-322-2344 or 434-822-0755

Mansfield Manor Apts.

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

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

220 Meetings Colville Casinos As of September 1, 2010 Colville Casinos, will no longer redeem our old discontinued gaming chips at any of the three properties. Please contact us at (800) 648-2946 for further information.

280 Lost & Found REWARD, for return. Lost Brindle colored English Bulldog near Omak High School. (509) 429-3427

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

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

Mansfield, WA

Now accepting applications for two and three bedrooms. Based on 30% of your income. Small town, country living at its best, good schools. 35 minutes to Brewster 45 minutes to Omak

320 Help Wanted BA RT E N D E R / WA I TRESS Experience, Only. (509) 846-8137 Community Manager Professional and dependable Resident Community Manager needed NOW for small affordable community in Omak. Job duties include collecting rents, computer input, and maintenance, leasing, and enforcing rules/lease. Tax credit experience is a plus. Must live on-site. Excellent benefits including medical, dental and life insurance & 401K. Applicants must pass credit check, background check and drug test. Applicant must have a valid Washington State driver’s license and good employment references. Excellent communication skills, customer service, dependability, and computer skills required. Knowledge of Tax Credit programs helpful. Compensation includes monthly salary and a 3 bedroom apartment. Email Resume to cmiwashington4@qwesto or fax to (509) 663-1093 Outreach Community Health Worker Family Health Centers, Brewster, WA FHC is seeking a temporary, benefit eligible, full time/40hr’s week CHW for our clinic in Brewster. Providing health education to patients, drives FHC outreach vans to transport patients to FHC, provides interpreting services to clinic patients as needed, identifies which health care insurance programs patients may qualify for and assists with the eligibility and enrollment process, assists Promotores and Promotoras, or Camp Health Aides, and supports them in implementing specific health objectives. REQS: HS Diploma or GED, AA degree in healthcare or related field preferred; healthcare & Outreach experience preferred; Spanish/English bilingual required. Must be computer literate. Must be willing to travel, work evenings & weekends. Resume or application to or Box 1340, Okanogan, WA 98840. EOE. Open until filled.

LUCKY D’S Waitress and cook positions avail now. Apply in person Thurs - Sat 2-4. Ask for Dee or Kristen

Lovely to Look at Delightful to Live in!! • 3+-bdrm., 2 full baths • Beautiful kitchen • Built in 2008 • 2.71 acres • Views into Canada • Attached couble garage • Tonasket • $265,000 Ask fo Kathy

TDD- 1 (800) 883-6388

632 Riverside Dr., Omak, Mike McDaniel, Broker


Welcome Home Omak - 3-bdrm., 1.5-bath centrally located home. Back yard is fenced with small fish pond. Features include 1 car attached garage, 30x60 shop/garage that will handle all your toys or 4 cars + small garden shed. Priced to sell at $154,000 H-1663/MLS83370 Emerald Lake - 2 cabins on 2.61 acres — Larger cabin (not finished) with beautiful lake view. Features 2-bdrm., 1-bath, kitchen, dining and living area. Well, septic, 6500 Honda generator, fire pit and picnic area. Little cabin includes bed/bath, + kitchen area runs off propane. $165,000 MLS 79634

Rates & Deadlines 509-826-1110 1-800-572-3446

Curlew School District


Now accepting school applications for the following positions: full-time secondary English/Foreign Language Teacher and 3rd Grade part-time (.5 FTE) morning teacher position.

FHC will be opening a new Dental clinic in Oroville, WA. Seeking 3 full time/40hr wk (4 ten hr days) Dental Assistants. DA’s will be trained in Okanogan, work locations TBD. Spanish/English bilingual preferred. Assists chair side independently; passes instruments to dentist; provides dental care to all patients; performs cleaning on children, takes X-Rays. Reqs. HS Diploma; completion of on the job training as a chair side DA; Must register as Dental Assistant with State of WA upon hire. See employment page. Submit cover letter and resume to or to FHC, c/o HR, PO Box 1340, Okanogan, WA 98840. Open until filled. EOE

Application closing date is June 18, 2010. For additional information, go to your website at http:// curlew or contact: Curlew School District, Attn: Teacher Search, PO Box 370, Curlew, WA 99118 or phone 509-779-4931. The Curlew School District is an equal opportunity employer.


In-Home Care of Central Washington

WED. JUNE 9TH FROM 8:00 A.M. TO 2:00 P.M. & WED. JUNE 16TH FROM 8:00 A.M. TO 2:00 P.M.

Is looking to hire a full time Supervisor for our Okanogan County area. Must have experience in working with the elderly and disabled and be able to multi-task and supervise. A valid Washington State Drivers License, good driving record, proof of auto insurance and background check is required. If interested please send resume’ to: PO Box 3699, Omak, WA 98841, must be postmarked no later than June 17, 2010. EOE.

JOBS INCLUDE: Sorting, Packing, Receiving fruit, Weighting fruit, Assembling Boxes, Stacking Packed Fruit, Sanitation, Etc. APPLICANTS MUST HAVE TWO VALID FORMS OF ID SHOWING THAT THEY ARE AUTHORIZED TO WORK IN THE UNITED STATES.

LEGAL SECRETARY/ ASSISTANT Computer experience required. Send Resume to: PO Box 1307, Tonasket WA 98855


Tonasket Pizza, seeking experienced waitress who is willing to learn all duties of running a restaurant. Must be over 21, committed to working Fri. & Sat. day/eves, & takes pride in excellent customer service. Wage DOE + benefit package. Apply in person only.

WAGES ARE: $8.55 an HOUR If you miss these sign up dates come by the cherry office during business hours.

Hilltop realty HOME - SHOP - 40 ACRES LLC New Listing. Approx 9 miles East of Tonasket. Maintained County Road. Year-round CREEK. 3-bdrm, 2-bath Log-Cabin style home with quonset style metal roof. Large Quonset style Shop with 110 and 220 and solar power. Barn. Domestic Well. Spring. Off Power Grid. Owners have lots of power with 2 generators & solar. (they seldom use 1 large diesel generator as they don't’ need it. Push-Button inside home to start generator. Gently sloping fenced pastures. Scattered Trees. Privacy. Quiet. See additional info and pictures on website. Not Overpriced at $175,000.00 Phone: 509-486-2138 158 Airport Rd. • Tonasket

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320 Help Wanted

320 Help Wanted

320 Help Wanted

SUBSTITUTE ROUTE Driver needed, reliable economical vehicle a must. Needed 4 days $300 month guaranteed with the possibility for more. (509) 429-0524

Mystery Shoppers Earn up to $100 per day. Undercover shoppers needed to judge retail and dining establishments. No experience required. 877-648-1575


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.

HOUSE SUPERVISOR Position requires a 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. Functions under the CNO and work in collaboration with the Risk Manager, Quality Director and Infection Control in an organized and coordinating 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 multi disciplinary team approach to care is utilized. Registered Nurse This position has variable hours and shifts. Possibility of charge nurse duties/ ED. 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.

PERIOPERATIVE NURSE This nurse performs activities in the preoperative, intraoperative, acute postoperative and dishcharge 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 possess diverse skills in a variety of roles. Coulee Medical Center is located in beautiful Grand Coulee, offers a competitive salary and benefit package. Join our great team before the new facility is complete and work where you vacation! Resume/Applications to: Human Resources Coulee Medical Center 411 Fortuyn Rd. Grand Coulee, WA 99133 (509) 633-1753 FAX: (509) 633-0295 E-mail: E.O.E.

Tree Farm/Pasture/Equestrian- 149 acres, spectacular views, this ranch has it all! Ride your horses, raise cattle, hike plus enjoy all winter activities. Includes a registered tree farm, green house, tilled fields, barn and lots of storage. Energy star double wide home with a deck to enjoy the incredible views. Remote yet only 30 minutes to town. Fully fenced NWML# 29151490 $649,900

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

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

Jan Asmussen, Broker-Owner

Office- (509) 683-1225

Call 509-826-5555

320 Help Wanted


OMAK $186,000 Bright 3 BDRM, 2 BA, 1200+ Sqft of welcoming space. Two car attached garage, fully fenced allows a potentially private landscaped retreat. Enjoy a quiet neighborhood, paved cul-de-sac, and much more. #78691 Search All Listings Online:


Upper Valley Realty, LLC 20 Acres with Majestic Log Home Lots of room to spread out in this quality built log home only 15 minutes from Tonasket. Private setting with a 3,500 sq. ft. home, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, heat pump, attached double car garage and a 3 bay pole barn. The well is awesome (20GPM) supplying plenty of water for the garden and yard projects. Views are special with lots of wildlife to enjoy in this comfortable log home. The massive logs start in the basement and end up in the clouds! $489,000. MLS #11900 Windermere Real Estate/Omak-Okanogan 540 Riverside Drive, Omak, WA 98841


Automotive Special

$6 Bargain Ads (Prepaid)

4 weeks for the price of 2! Call for pricing and more information.

Items $501-$5,000 - 3 lines, two weeks, $6 prepaid. In Chronicle, BottomLine and online. One item per ad. Price must appear in the ad. No rental, garage sales, food, fuel, produce or hay ads.


415B S. Whitcomb, Tonasket 509-486-2295 email: Dennis Brothers, Broker; Dale Duchow, Sales Associate


Open Rates:

• Items $500 or Less - 4 lines, 1 week in the Chronicle, BottomLine and online. Additional lines $2 each. Price of items must appear in ad. Private party only, no commercial ads. No garage sales, food, fuel, produce or hay ads. • To Give Away • Work Wanted

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JUST LISTED!! LOVINGLY CARED FOR HOME! Okanogan 3 Bedroom 2 Bath home filled with character and charm! Open Living/Dining Room with fireplace has sliders leading to patio. Kitchen offers all appliances, breakfast bar, pantry and informal dining area. Family Room off the kitchen has glass sliders. Attached carport. Large, detached garage. Storage Room in back of garage. Lovely, landscaped yard with sprinkler system has view overlooking the river! 1178 3rd Ave. N., Okanogan $180,000 BRING YOUR COWS AND HORSES!! Wonderful ranch on 21.78 Acres! Like new 3 Bedroom 2 Bath home with vaulted ceilings and beautiful hardwood floors. Kitchen features all appliances, breakfast bar and island work station. Attached two car garage plus RV hookup. Fantastic 4 stall barn with heated tack room. Corrals and arena. Less acreage and owner financing possible. 301 Malott Eastside Road, Malott $343,000 DWIGHT SCHEEL CRB, CRS BROKER, REALTOR® JENNIFER SCHEEL SALES ASSOCIATE, REALTOR® 521 E. Grape Ave., Omak Bus. 826-HOME (4663) e-mail: We will pay for your residential home appraisal when you allow us to assist you with your home buying purchase.

week: $1.54 per line, per wk. weeks: $1.32 per line, per wk. weeks: $1.21 per line, per wk. weeks: $1.10 per line, per wk.

3 line minimum ad size $6.60 minimum charge Background color- $5 each wk. 210 Services/250 Personal must be prepaid

Classified Deadlines

Line ads: Monday 10 a.m. Classified Display: Friday 3 p.m. before publication


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320 Help Wanted

320 Help Wanted


Omak School District

Has an opening for an Early Head Start Reflective Supervisor/Children’s Services Assist. to provide training, professional development, mentoring, and technical assistance to staff as well as monitoring and evaluating EHS services. Minimum qualifications: AA in early Childhood Education, Human Development, or closely related field. BA pref. 3 years exp. providing svcs. for children and families. Full time-not to exceed 235 days. Salary $27,000 - $31,000 DOE. OCCDa is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

is currently accepting applications for a Secondary Special Education Teacher and a Secondary Math Teacher. These positions are open to any interested qualified persons. Visit the employment section of the District website at for the detailed job announcement, position closing date and to download an application. You may also contact Randi DeHaan at (509) 826-0320 or PO box 833, Omak, WA 98841 for an application or information. Omak School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Omak School District

Natural Resources Coordination Specialist

is currently accepting applications for a Speech Language Pathologist and a High School Assistant Football Coach. These positions are open to any interested qualified person. Also posted are job opening for Washington Virtual Academy Omak: High School Teachers, High School Academic Advisor, and K-8 Academic Advisor. Visit the employment section of the district website at for the detailed job announcement, submission instructions, position closing date, and to download an application. You may also contact Randi DeHaan at (509) 826-0320 or PO Box 833, Omak, WA 98841 for an application or information. Omak School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Relief Bus Driver Needed in the Omak area. Must have a CDL and be 25 years of age, responsible, friendly, honest and work well with the public and co-workers. No moving violations within the last 3-years. Pre-employment and random drug testing required. OCTN is an EOE. Position open until filled. Please apply at Okanogan County Transportation & Nutrition @ 431 5th Ave West, Omak, WA 98841 (509) 826-4391 Title I Secretary The Tonasket School District is now accepting applications for a Title I Secretary. applicants must have strong ability to process information, computer knowledge, and organizational skills. Position closes June 23. Please contact the district Office for an application or available on the district’s website a t : www.tonasket.wednet.e du. Tonasket School District, 35 DO Hwy. 20 E., Tonasket, WA 98855, (509) 486-2126. EOE Patient Registration/Call Center Rep., Okanogan, WA FAMILY HEALTH CENTERS We’re seeking an energetic team player who has the desire to make a difference. FTE/40 hours per week. FHC is seeking a fully bi-lingual Spanish/ English, highly motivated team player with excellent customer service skills and strong work ethic for our Patient Registration Call Center. Must have a HS diploma or GED, excellent phone skills, ability to spell and computer literate. Able to handle stress, multi-task and resolve customer concerns. Prior medical office experience preferred but not required. See for details. Submit cover letter and resume or application to FHC, c/o Human Resources, PO Box 1340, Okanogan, WA 98840 or email: Open until filled. EOE

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

340 Work Wanted (free) HOUSE CLEANING Omak/Okanogan/Tonasket area, mature responsible women, references. (509) 486-1769 HOUSE CLEANING Omak, Okanogan, Tonasket area, mature responsible woman, references. (509) 486-1769 HOUSE KEEPING Have transportation, hard working, honest, references. $10 per hour. (509) 826-5922 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

410 Yard and Garden ROTO TILLING Big and small gardens, also plowing and pasture mowing. Senior/Veteran discount. Call Bob at (509) 322-3160, 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

420 Produce

530 Pets

580 Equipment

To good home, male pit bull, 7 months old. 2-female springer spaniel puppies, 5 months old. (509) 826-7117

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

DOGS Shaggy, Shitzu mix, about 1 $30

590 Building Materials & Supplies

1 year old Yellow lab mix. Leash trained. Nice boy. $30 Blue Heeler mix female. Nice dog. $30 Rusty, Chi/Dach. mix, male, 2 years old. $30


Lab mix puppy 4 Mnths old. $30.


Heeler Mix puppies are $30.

430 Livestock Registered Shorthorns also for sal or trade for hay. (509) 422-6388 Stockland Livestock Exchange Davenport WA. Sale Every Monday 1-800-372-6845 Ted Kerst (509)994-7743 John Kerst (509)994-2399 Mike Stansbury (509)486-4160 or 322-2390 Rod Luhn (509) 422-0702 or 4290610 24 Hour Market Report (509) 838-8012

435 Horses Oasis Equestrian Facility: Full care boarding, monthly $215/$8 daily. Hay/ grain/vit./minerals/arena use incl. Additional services available at charge. 3 mi. out of Omak, (509) 826-5144 Willy Ives Horse Training and Breaking Now reserving stalls for training Call for details. 509-826-0490 or 509-8469194

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

Sugar, Terrier mix female. 2 years old. $30 Sparky male terrier mix, 1 year old. High energy. $30

Insure Your Driver License instead of your Vehicles

Got 5 mutts in puppies, looks like they could be medium to large dogs. Keystone Animal Rescue, Pics on Facebook Kris (509) 322-7604

540 Garage & Yard Sales 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! Huge Indoor/Outdoor Sale Antiques, tools, beautiful bedroom set, misc furniture, kids clothes and toys, household items, plants, books, glassware, commercial bar stools, gumball machine, milkshake maker, etc. Fri. and Sat., June 4 and 5, 8 a.m. to dusk, Sun., June 6, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 2108 Elmway or 509-826-1575

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

OMAK 115 Weatherstone Rd. Multi family sale. 8a-? Sat and Sun


Call today 509-750-7346

OMAK 425 Jasmine, 8:30am12:30pm, Jun. 12, Sat. quality clothes and misc. items.

400 Farm Machinery & Supplies New Holland Tractor, 40 horse, 4X4, 2nd owner, like new, with mower and bucket. $17,500 (509) 422-6388 New Holland Tractor 4X4, 40 hp, like new, 1200 hours, bucket & mower. $17,500 2006 Titan 30ft Equipment trailer, double dually, $8,900 OBO (509) 422-6388 WOOD SPLITTER Prince Mfg. bore 4, stroke 24, 3 point hitch $650 509997-3278 or 509-429-3180

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

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

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

Terrier mix female, we have been calling her the ol lady, she acts old and set in her ways. She is a great dog. $30

Premium Horse Hay

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


600 Vehicle Parts, Accessories

YARD WORK Young man looking for yard work. Own transportation, own tools. References available. $10 hour (509) 826-5922

Omak Area

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

Terrier mix puppies ready $30

Multi Family Yard Sale June 3rd, 4th, & 5th, Thurs/Fri: 7am - 4pm. Sat. 7am - 10am. 470A Omak Riverside Eastside Rd. 1 mile past CIPP.

Hay For Sale

YARD & BAKE SALE FUND RAISER To benefit Spay & Neuter Program, Animal Hospital of Omak and Okanogan Valley Vet. Clinic June 18,19 & 20 at Legion Hall. 9:30-5:00pm Donations needed. Call Louise 509557-8913. All support appreciated.

560 General Merchandise FIREWOOD FOR SALE Lodgepole $120 cord, call 509-429-2444 Pallets 618 Okoma Dr, North side of the building. Free

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.

Call 509-826-1700 North Valley Insurance 2 S. Main Street Omak, WA 98841

610 Cars 1997 LINCOLN Town car, life time total maintenance 20-25 mpg, drive-love it asking $3500 (509) 422-1086 or (509) 322-0046 2000 CHEVY BLAZER 4x4, 4.3 Vortec V-6, auto, all power options, CD, new tires, runs great $3995 Firm 509-422-2037 Earl’s Used Cars 1972 Ford Pick up, steel flatbed. $1900 97 Ford F150 Ex cab Lariat 4x4 $4800 97 Isuzu Trooper, low miles. $3500 82 Toyota 4X4, $500 20ft, Travel Trailer $2000 (509) 322-6363 or 322-1123

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

630 Motorcycles, Snowmobiles & ATV’s 04 ROAD KING, CUSTOM HARLEY DAVIDSON Original 35k miles, Completely loaded must see to appreciate. $12,000 (509) 826-1788 1989 Goldwing Trike, California side care conversion, Burgundy. 11 degree front fork rake, $13,000 (509) 422-2669

Commercial type meat scale. $100 (509) 4222669

Oak doors no frames, 2 w/ full glass, $50 ea. (509) 422-2669

15-Inch Computer Monitor (Nokia 447X) Works, $25 (509) 322-5771

COMPLETE SET Golf clubs, grafite irons, with bag and pull cart. $80 509-826-5082

Old cash register, $150 (509) 422-2669

2005 Kenmore, front load washer. Perfect condition. $300 (509) 996-2292

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

30-06 Rifle, bolt action, synthetic stock. W/Bushnell 3X9 scope, shoulder strap, 1-owner. $500 OBO. (509) 689-0540

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

Cots for preschool. FREE (509) 422-2669

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Apollo, portable overhead projector $75 (509) 4222669

78 Ford, F250, 2-wheel drive. Runs. $500 OBO. (509) 689-0540

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

2-White freezers, $100 & $200 (509) 689-0540

90 Subaru, runs good, drive train good, great parts car. $500 (509) 8262687

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Computers & misc. parts. Prices $5-$200 OBO. For more information: (509) 557-8049

Electric band type meat saw. $300 (509) 422-2669 Free scrap metal from old storage shed. You haul. (509) 557-8049

Omni dual saw twin blade tech. Brand new retail: $220 asking $175 OBO, (509) 557-8502 Orchard spray pumps for yard ornaments. $15 ea. (509) 689-3502 Preway free standing wood fireplace (dark red). 42”wX29”dx41”h. $100 OBO. (509) 322-5771 Self climbing tree stand, $50 (509) 689-0540

Hammond N300 organ, excellant condition. $150 OBO. (509) 322-5771

Small cabinet with record player for preschool. $15 (509) 422-2669

Hard Truck bed cover for Nissan Frontier. $150 OBO, must sell. (509) 557-8049

Table w/4 chairs, great for cabin or covered porch. Round, medium size. $25 (509) 826-7157

Nice saddle for smaller horse. $250 Call Ron, (509) 997-1510

Tires and wheels for John Deere, 13.6-12-28 $100 (509) 689-3502

STEEL ARCH BUILDINGS Huge Savings on some of our Summer Clearance Buildings. Selling for Balance Owed Plus Repos. 16x20, 20x24, 25x30 etc. Won’t Last! 1866-339-7449 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES ALL CASH VENDING! Do your earn $800 in a day? Your own local candy route. Includes 25 Machines and Candy All for $9,995. 1-888-771-3503 NEED INCOME??? Work with me expanding my business. Easy work, parttime, or replace your entire income. Call 509-7204389. MISC FOR SALE FASTER INTERNET! No access to cable/DSL? Get connected with High Speed Satellite Internet. Call now for a limited time offer from WildBlue -- 1877-369-2553 NEW Norwood SAWMILLS- LumberMate-Pro handles logs 34” diameter, mills boards 28” wide. Automated quick-cycle-sawing increases efficiency up to 40%! www.NorwoodSawmills.c om/300N 1-800-661-7746 Ext 300N FREE 6-Room DISH Network Satellite System! Free HD-DVR! 19.99/mo, 120+ Digital Channels (for 1 year). Call Now -- $400 Signup bonus 1-866-5517805 DISH NETWORK $19.99/ MO. Free Activation, Free HBO and Free Showtime. Ask about our no-credit promo. 48hr Free Install -Call Now 888-929-2580. GET DISH -- FREE installation--$19.99/mo HBO & Showtime FREE--Over 50 HD Channels free. Lowest prices--no equipment to buy! Call Now for full Details 1-877-8835720. EDUCATION-INSTRUCTION

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City Council at the Regular Council Meeting of June 1, 2010:

spective meetings of June 15 and July 6, 2010.

Ordinance No. 1111: An Ordinance of the City of Okanogan, Washington comprehensively adopting the updated state building code by reference; repealing all ordinances in conflict with and, setting an effective date.

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

A copy of the complete text of this ordinance is available from City Hall, 120 Third Avenue, North P.O. Box 752 Okanogan, Washington 98840. Upon request to the Clerk’s office at 422-3600, copies can be mailed. Craig Attwood City Clerk Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle.



HEALTH/BEAUTY IF YOU USED Type 2 Diabetes Drug Avandia and suffered a stroke or heart attack you may be entitled to compensation. Attorney Charles Johnson 1-800535-6727

The City of Omak and the City of Okanogan are soliciting quotes for aerial spraying for mosquitoes in the 2010 season. The targeted acreage for Omak is 1,790 acres, and for Okanogan, 1,210 acres, for a total of 3,000 acres.

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Anyone interested in submitting a bid for consideration, please contact Omak City Hall at (509) 826-1170, for the Request for Quote (RFQ) documents on this bid. Bids must be submitted by 5:00 PM, Friday, June 11, 2010.

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The company awarded the bid must be certified to perform the intended contract, provide proof of insurance (ACORD) naming the cities of Omak and Okanogan as the certificate holder placeholder. A Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) congested Area Plan (137) must also be obtained prior to the services being performed.

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If you have any questions regarding the bid process, please contact Jim Miller, Public Works Director for the City of Omak at, (509) 826-1170 or (509) 4294820. Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle.

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

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

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


The Council may invite interested candidates to make a short presentation regarding their interests and background to the City Council at the re-

The following is a summary of the Ordinance adopted by the Okanogan

Official Date of Notice: June 9, 2010 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Elmway Auto of Okanogan who is the owner of the below described property has filed complete application for floodplain development permit and a grading permit. Project Description: Construct raised vehicle display areas and landscaping (import of approx 5,000 cubic yards of material over the life of the project); fill work will be done as material is readily available over time (permitting portions after the fact). Proposal site: 2110 Elmway, Okanogan, Washington (Tax parcels 5 4 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 3 , 5 4 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 4 , 3326040088 & 3326040089). Said development is in the floodplain of the Okanogan River and is part of a Commercial Two Zoning District. The lead agency for this proposal, which is the City of Okanogan Building & Permits Department, has determined that it does not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment. An environmental impact statement (EIS) is not required under RCW 43.21C.030(2)(c). This decision was made after a review of a completed environmental checklist provided by the Applicant and other information on file with the lead agency. This DNS has been issued under WAC 197-11340(2); the lead agency will not act on this proposal until after 14 days from the official date of notice. The public is invited to attain a party of record status to ensure notification of subsequent actions and/or have standing in an appeal of the final decision by providing written comment on the application or requesting a copy of the decision once made. The completed applications, SEPA Checklist, environmental support documents, drawings and related Municipal Codes are available for inspection and/or purchase during normal business hours at the Clerk’s Office, City Hall, 120 3rd Avenue, South, Okanogan, Washington 98840. Written comments on the filed applications and/or any person desiring to be notified of the action taken on these applications must notify the undersigned responsible official at P.O. Box 752, Okanogan, WA 98840 or (509)422-3600 ext 15 or (Continued on Page B3)

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LEGAL NOTICES Your Right to Know- Notices printed in newspapers help fulfill the citizens’ Constitutional right of due process of law by putting them on notice of matters which affect them or their property. The Chronicle is a legal newspaper in Okanogan County as designated by the Superior Court of the State of Washington and is the paper of record for the cities of Omak and Okanogan. (Continued from Page B10) m no later than 4 pm June 23, 2010. Dated this June 4, 2010 (signature on original) Christian D. Johnson, Permit Administrator This notice is given pursuant to Section 18.100.050 OMC, appeals under SEPA shall be processed under Chapter 16.08.220 OMC and appeals of the final decision on this application may be filed by a party of record with standing in Okanogan County Superior Court within 21 days of issuance of the decision as provided by Chapter 36.70C RCW. Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle. (2010-192 June 9) NOTICE OF CLOSED RECORD PUBLIC HEARING CITY OF OMAK COMPREHENSIVE PLAN MAP AND ZONING MAP REVISIONS Omak City Council has scheduled a closed record public hearing (no new testimony will be received) for Monday, June 21, 2010, at 7:00 p.m., in the Council Chambers, located in City Hall, 2 North Ash, Omak. Purpose of the hearing is to review the Omak Planning Commission’s recommendation on a petition for a comprehensive plan map and zoning map amendment. Interested persons are invited to attend. Copies of the petition, maps, Planning Commission minutes and recommendation are available by contacting the Building Official, Craig Raymond, at Omak City Hall, 509-826-1170. Published by Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle. (2010-193 June 9) NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CITY OF OMAK SIX YEAR TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM 2011-2016 The City of Omak will be conducting a public hearing on Monday, June 21, 2010, at 7:00 p.m., at Omak City Hall, 2 North Ash Street, Omak, WA. The purpose of the public hearing will be to receive public oral or written comments concerning the proposed Six-year Street Transportation Improvement Plan within the City of Omak for the period of 2011 through 2016. For more information, you may contact City Administrator, Ralph Malone, at 509-8261170 or by email: Published by Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle.

820 Other legal Advertising (2010-164 May 19 & Jun. 9) NOTICE OF TRUSTEES SALE Trustee’s Sale No: 01-FEE-90983 Pursuant to R.C.W. Chapter 61.24, et seq. and 62A.9A-604(a)(2) et seq. I NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned Trustee, REGIONAL TRUSTEE SERVICES CORPORATION, will on June 18, 2010, at the hour of 10:00 AM, at THE FRONT ENTRANCE OF THE OKANOGAN 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: LOTS 1 AND 2, BLOCK 37, MAP OF OROVILLE, OKANOGAN COUNTY, WASHINGTON, AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN BOOK “A” OF PLATS, PAGE 46, RECORDS OF THE AUDITOR OF OKANOGAN COUNTY, WASHINGTON Tax Parcel No: 2010370100, commonly known as 126 CENTRAL AVENUE ORO-

VILLE, WA. The Property is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated 12/ 17/2001, recorded 12/24/ 2001 , under Auditor’s/Recorder’s No. 3041764, records of OKANOGAN County, Washington, from MICHAEL J. LYNCH AND TRACY D. LYNCH, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY, as Grantor, to TRANSNATION TITLE, as Trustee, in favor of UNITED MORTGAGE CORPORATION OF AMERICA, 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 Borrower’s or Grantor’s default on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust. III The default(s) for which this foreclosure is/are made are as follows: FAILURE TO PAY THE MONTHLY PAYMENT WHICH BECAME DUE ON 11/1/2009, 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 March 19, 2010 Delinquent Payments from November 01, 2009 5 payments at $ 884.01 each $ 4,420.05 (11-01-09 through 03-19-10) Late Charges: $ 117.68 Beneficiary Advances: $ 342.73 Suspense Credit: $ 0.00 TOTAL: $ 4,880.46 IV The sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust is: Principal $70,787.59, 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 June 18, 2010. The default(s) referred to in paragraph III must be cured by June 7, 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 7, 2010, (11 days before the sale date) the default(s) as set forth in paragraph Ill is/are cured and the Trustee’s fees and costs are paid. The sale may be terminated at any time after June 7, 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 interest 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: M. JAY LYNCH, 126 CENTRAL AVENUE, OROVILLE, WA, 98844 M. JAY LYNCH, PO BOX 1466, OROVILLE, WA, 98844 MICHAEL J. LYNCH, 126 CENTRAL AVENUE, OROVILLE, WA, 98844 MICHAEL LYNCH, PO BOX 1466, OROVILLE, WA, 98844 TRACY D. LYNCH, 126 CENTRAL AVENUE, OROVILLE, WA, 98844 TRACY LYNCH, PO BOX 1466, OROVILLE, WA, 98844 by both first class and certified mail on 2/10/ 2010, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and on 2/11/ 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 para-

graph 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 Grantor 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: March 15, 2010. Effective Date: REGIONAL TRUSTEE SERVICES CORPORATION Trustee By MELISSA HJORTEN, ASST. VICE PRESIDENT Address: 616 1st Avenue, Suite 500 Seattle, WA 98104 Phone: (206) 3402550 Sale information: ASAP# 3491284 05/19/2010, 06/ 09/2010 Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle. (2010-165 May 19, 26, Jun. 2, 9, 16 & 23) IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR OKANOGAN COUNTY JERRY JENSEN, a married man as his separate property, Plaintiff, vs. CHRISTI A. SALZMAN, as to her separate property, Defendant.

Case No.: 10-2-00225-3 SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION THE STATE OF WASHINGTON TO: CHRISTI A. SALZMAN, as to her separate property, and also all other persons or parties unknown claiming any right, title, estate, lien or interest in the personal property described in the Complaint herein, YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to appear within sixty (60) days after the date of the first publication of this Summons, to-wit, within sixty (60) days after the 19th day of May, 2010, and defend the above entitled action in the above entitled Court, and answer the Complaint of the Plaintiff above described, and serve a copy of your answer upon the undersigned attorney for Plaintiff, KARRO, SMITH & DERTING, PLLC, Mary E. (Bess) Derting, at her office below stated; and in case of your failure so to

do, judgment will be rendered against you according to the demand of the Complaint, which has been filed with the Clerk of said Court. The object of this action to quiet title against certain personal proper ty in Okanogan County, Washington, towit: 24 x 60 1972 KENWOOD TPO# +348448 Okanogan County Parcel No.: MH98008897 DATED: May 10th, 2010. KARRO, SMITH & DERTING, PLLC Mary E. (Bess) Derting, WSBA # 37452 Attorney for Plaintiff Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle. (2010-168 May 26, Jun. 2 & 9) IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF OKANOGAN In the Matter of the Estate of JOHN ALONZO HATCH Deceased. NO. 10-4-00036-3 NOTICE TO CREDITORS The personal representative named below has been appointed and has qualified 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 resident agent 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 nonprobate assets. DATE OF FILING COPY OF NOTICE TO CREDITORS: 05-18-2010 DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION: 05-26-2010 Resident Agent for Service of Process is: Henry A. Rawson 213 Queen St; PO Box 1036 Okanogan, WA 98840 LAW OFFICES OF HENRY A. RAWSON HENRY A. RAWSON, WSBA #6532 Attorney for Personal Representative Box 1036, Okanogan, WA 98840 /s/ ELIZABETH L. HATCH, Personal Representative 3355 N. Five Mile Rd. #263, Boise, ID 83713 Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle. (2010-172 May 26, Jun. 2 & 9) CALL FOR BIDS SURPLUS PROPERTY We the undersigned Board of Directors of the Okanogan Irrigation District hereby declare the following vehicles surplus to our needs and will sell to the highest and best bidder (As per RCW 87.03.135). The surplus vehicles will be sold as is by sealed bid. These vehicles will be available for inspection at the Okanogan Irrigation District headquarters, 37A Douglas Road, Okanogan Washington. Inspection must be made Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Bids must be received in the Okanogan Irrigation District office by 4:30 p.m. on June 11th, 2010. Bids will be opened and awarded on June 14th, 2010. Equipment must be paid for and removed by 4:30 p.m. June 18th, 2010. 1979 - International Dump Truck - Model F2125 6x4

S2100 466 CID Needs hydraulic pump for the dump 1986 - Chevy 1/ 2 ton pickup 327 Engine, 350 Turbo Automatic Transmission 1990 - Cub Cadet Lawnmower Model 1320, 16.5 HP, rear bagger The Okanogan Irrigation District reserves the right to accept or reject any bid. Adopted this 10th day of May 2010. Mark Christoph President Kenneth Price - Vice President Robert Blank Chuck Root Gary Robbins Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle. (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. (2010-181 Jun. 2 & 9) NOTICE OF MEETING CHANGE Notice is hereby given that the June 14, 2010 meeting of the Board of Directors of the Bridgeport School District will be cancelled. The Board of Directors will convene on June 28, 2010 in the Bridgeport elementary library @ 7:00 PM. Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle. (2010-182 Jun. 2, 9 & 16) IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF OKANOGAN IN RE THE ESTATE OF: JERRY BERT KING Deceased. IN PROBATE No. 10-4-00040-1 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS RCW 11.40.030 The Personal Representative named below has been appointed as Personal Representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the deceased must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the personal representative or the personal representative’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim, with the court. The claim must be presented withing the later of: (1) Thirty days after the personal representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(3); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. The decedent’s social Security is 521-52-5082. Date of First Publication: June 2, 2010 Personal Representative: Scott T. King Mailing address: 4901 NE 47th Ave., Vancouver, WA. 98661 Attorney for Personal Representative: Robert V. Flock, WSBA #3049 Mailing address: P.O. Box 523, Omak, WA 98841 Date of Filing: May 27, 2010 Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle.

(2010-183 Jun. 9 & 16) PUBLIC NOTICE The Board of Directors of the Okanogan School District will be conducting a public hearing on the 2010-2011 budgets, at the regular board meeting on June 23, 2010. Any person may appear at the hearing and be heard for or against the budgets. This hearing will be called to order at 7:00 pm in the Middle School, Rm 119. Dr. Richard Johnson Secretary to the Board Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle. (2010-186 Jun. 9) PUBLIC NOTICE The Colville Tribes Land Use Review Board will be holding a public hearing to make a ruling on the following Land Use and Development/Shoreline applications for conditional or special uses, appeals and variances: 1. LeDawn Jones-Morisch has submitted a land use and development application for a special use permit to develop a horse rescue facility (which will include livestock feeding) and trail riding business. The develop will consist of taking in “rescued” or “abandoned” horses and cows from around Okanogan County and the Yakima area, construction of out buildings/barns to accommodate animals and fencing. There is an existing cabin on the property but no utilities. The project location is at 28018 Highway 97 within Township 32, Range 25, Section 10; Okanogan County Parcel #3225101007 and is within the boundaries of the Colville Indian Reservation. A public hearing for the above mentioned Land Use/Shoreline Development Permit Applications and appeal will be conducted on Thursday, June 17, 2010 at the Colville Tribal Credit conference room on the Colville Indian Agency Campus starting at 1 p.m. Written comments will be accepted until June 16, 2010 at 4 p.m. or comments can be made verbally at the public hearing. All comments may be sent to Pete Palmer, Land Use/Shoreline Administrator, P.O. Box 150, Nespelem, WA 99155 or they can be faxed to her attention at 509-634-2579. You can also contact Pete at the afore-mentioned address or phone number to request a copy of the permit documents to be sent to you. Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle. (2010-187 Jun. 9 & 16) PATEROS SCHOOL BOARD OF DIRECTORS NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED REGULAR MEETING The regular meeting scheduled for June 28, 2010 of the Pateros School District 122-70J Board of Directors has been rescheduled for Monday, June 21 at 6:00 p.m. in the Pateros School library. The public is invited. The Pateros School District is a barrier free facility accessible to persons with disabilities. Additional information is available in the superintendent’s office, 923-2751 x 4. Lois A. Davies Clerk of the Board Pateros School District Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle. (2010-188 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 Borrower’s or Grantor’s (Continued on Page B12)

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LEGALS CONTINUED (Continued from Page B11) 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: $ 2 0 3 . 0 8 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 Trus-

tee’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 interest 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, c a s h ,

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 Grantor 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 propert y 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 summar y 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: REGION-


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