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The Chronicle The Chronicle newspaper turns 100 years old Thursday, May 20, 2010. The Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle began publishing May 20, 1910, as The Omak Chronicle, a newspaper which then devoted its attentions solely to Omak. It, like many newspapers, has broadened its coverage in order to survive. The Chronicle added “Okanogan County” to its nameplate in early 1973 to reflect its expanding role. Chronicle founder Clarence P. Scates wrote in his first editorial: “We expect to Scates continue in the esteem and consideration of our readers by a fair and impartial rendition of facts and by continually striving to better conditions to feel that each day we have taken a step toward a bright future and accomplished something for Omak and the Okanogan Valley.” One hundred years later (The Chronicle published twice-weekly for a time), The Chronicle continues to work on the role its founder defined. But surviving for 100 years to be Omak’s oldest continuously operating business has not been an easy task. Scates era is brief Scates listed himself, C.E. Weatherstone, Ben Ross, John Godfrey, Conrad Knosher and W.S. Shumway as investors. Scates had recently come back from Alaska and had a little newspaper experience, though The Chronicle’s second publisher, Franklin DeVos, described him as a former Spokesman-Review reporter. The Okanogan Record of April 1, 1910, reported that Scates planned to launch the paper. “He has returned from Spokane, where he bought a cylinder press and a job printing outfit,” the Record reported. “He expects to get out the first issue in about two weeks.” Scates operated for a year on that start, then formed a stock company of local investors to keep the paper going, DeVos reported in the Okanogan County Historical Society’s “Heritage.” For the first dozen years, most issues of The Chronicle consisted of four pages. Much of the time, two of those four pages were primarily “boilerplate” — pre-set filler material ranging from short stories and novels to how-to advice and health tips.

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Omak North Elementary School first-grade teacher Ellie Smedile is among the first adults to crew an outrigger canoe designed and built by middle and high school students. The craft’s maiden voyage took place Friday, May 14, on Omak Lake. See story on Page A10.

OKANOGAN — A 34-yearold Nespelem man with possible ties to the Colville and Auburn areas was charged May 12 with nine counts of second-degree arson and a count of firstdegree arson for fires set on the Colville Indian Reservation Baker last fall. Elam Sonny Rae Baker allegedly set nine fires Sept. 16, 2009, and one other fire Sept. 26, 2009. Paper matches taped to a filter cigarette were used as a device to start fires, court records said. DNA from two surviving devices — one landed on gravel and was not consumed — allegedly matched Baker’s DNA contained in Combined DNA Index System, a software program that contains databases of DNA profiles. The devices were found at nearly all of the nine fires, according to a report prepared by tribal police officer Tom Holsworth. The device could be thrown

from a window or placed, allowing all perpetrator(s) time to flee, court records said, possibly alluding to more than one person being involved. A cigarette could cause a fire but with matches attached it would provide a live flame and all but insure the device would be effective, Holsworth’s report said. Baker, who is not a Colville tribal member, allegedly set the fires on or near state Highway 155 from four miles south of the tribal agency to the Timberline area, about nine miles south of Omak, court records said. He also allegedly set several fires a couple miles up Moses Mountain Road from the highway. Eight of the nine fires Sept. 16 were small and did not burn for long after fire crews arrived, court records said. They appeared to be set in sequence, Holsworth’s report said. But one fire, south of the agency, consumed up to 2,600 acres, killed wildlife, endangered firefighters and caused the evacuation of about 200 people at night including about 50 at the tribal convalescent center. Bail was set at $100,000 during a preliminary hearing May 10. The hearing form indicates nine prior warrants having been issued for Baker, including three that were current.

PUD line can go ahead Jury will determine easement’s cost By Brenda Starkey The Chronicle OKANOGAN — The Okanogan County Public Utility District can move ahead with its Pateros-to-Twisp transmission line.

In a ruling issued May 11, Superior Court Judge Jack Burchard ruled the PUD can use eminent domain to condemn easements for the line across state Department of Natural Resources land. The next step will be a jury trial to decide what the PUD will be required to pay for the 100-foot-wide easement. Burchard said in his decision

that school trust lands are not exempt from condemnation, as DNR’s attorneys had argued. He also said that although there are grazing permits and leases on the land involved, power lines are compatible with grazing. The PUD seeks an easement, not ownership of the land, and there is no evidence that the uses are not compatible, he

he said. The PUD has had an easement application with the Department of Natural Resources since December 2008. Since then, letters of concern and requests for more information have come from the agency. The PUD won a case for public use and necessity against several landowners in April.

Crash claims Tonasket man

Relay raises $78,000

Oroville woman hurt as vehicles collide near Beebe

Organizers still are counting donations By Brenda Starkey The Chronicle OKANOGAN — Thirty teams consisting of 489 participants raised nearly $78,000 during the Relay for Life on May 14-16 in Okanogan. Organizers had tallied $77,889.28 as of Monday morning, but that amount could go higher, Relay Chairwoman Angela Crowson said. It was the biggest Relay for Life American Cancer Society fund-raiser in recent memory, Crowson said.

said. “We don’t know what the best use of the land may be many years from now, so there is no way to know whether it might devalue the land for future development” and in 100 years, power lines might be obsolete, he said. Having power readily available in the area likely will increase the value of the land,

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Carol Johnson of Okanogan (left) presents cancer survivor Julianne McKown with flowers at the start of the Relay for Life on May 14 in Okanogan. Sheriff Frank Rogers won the Mr. Relay pageant in which male competitors dressed in drag. He brought in $268. The American Cancer Society Board took first place in fund-raising, Angels Among Us was second and Angels of Hope came in third, she said. The event was opened by the

Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office honor guard and closed by Boy Scout Troop 60 of Omak-Okanogan. Breakfast was served by the Okanogan Kiwanis. Jazz Operation, The Company Band and Denny Richardson provided musical entertainment.

By Brenda Starkey The Chronicle CHELAN FALLS — A Tonasket man died May 12 at the scene of a two-vehicle, head-on crash on U.S. Highway 97, two miles south of the Beebe bridge. John P. Harris, 89, was northbound at 1:10 p.m. when his SUV crossed the highway and collided on the southbound shoulder with a southbound car driven by Christine K. Jensen, 61, Oroville, the Washington State Patrol said.

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Jensen was taken to Lake Chelan Community Hospital, Chelan, with a fractured left knee, the patrol said. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts. Both vehicles were destroyed. Harris, an Army veteran who served in World War II and Korea, was married to Kay Harris. They had a daughter and two sons, 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. He was a retired sheet metal mechanic who was a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Tonasket Eagles. His obituary appears on Page A9.

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Beavers leave evidence It was on our trip up the Entiat that Marsha spotted this tell-tale evidence of beavers. Called the architects of the wilderness, these small animals have a heavy influence on their surroundings. In his book “Three Against the Wilderness,” Eric Collier tells of moving into a devastated country in northern British Columbia. He deduces that the area is in this terrible condition because of the extermination of the beavers by fur hunters. Destroyed beaver dams were all up and down the creek, which was a sad trickle running past his house. He set to work, with the help of another man, to rebuild those dams and, after a spring with a heavy runoff, had a series of the dams and their attendant beaver ponds in place. At once wildlife came to the water. But, as one visitor from the game department told him, “You need help.” The help came in the form of two pairs of beavers, who at once took over a couple of the ponds. In time there were more beavers, taking over other ponds up and down the creek. There were adventures with the beavers, but the most dramatic came on the night when, during a storm, one of the dams began to wash out at a section where there was only mud, not reinforced by wood. Collier realized that if that one went, all the ones below it would go, too. As he stood staring in dismay at the water roaring through the dam and widening the breach as it rushed, two small animal heads appeared in the pond, just out of reach of the current leading to the break in the dam. Knowing what the beavers would need, he cut twigs, branchlets and small stuff and dumped it on the shore beside the pond. Then, having done all he could, he and his family (wife and son) went indoors in despair. In the morning all was quiet. Was the pond drained? And all those below it? Outside, they found the beaver pond sparkling in the light. The monstrous break in the dam was neatly mended, the pond was safe, and so were all those below it on the watercourse, including cattle in the valley many miles below.

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Elizabeth Widel

A gnawed tree trunk is evidence of beaver presence.

EXPLORING THE OKANOGAN Elizabeth Widel And every stick that he had placed on the shore beside the pond was gone, used in the repair of the dam. He concluded the story by observing that what men with a bulldozer could mot have done, two small animals had, and the

watercourse and all the life dependent on it were safe. Was the tree in this picture going to fall to the left, into the river, or to the right, across the road? Would we even be able to find it if we went back to look? Ecology is simply a shorthand word for the tightly interwoven balance of nature. Can we live with it? Can we live without it?

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Filing week looms for county offices The Chronicle OKANOGAN — Several county offices are up for election next fall, with filing week scheduled for June 7-11. Filing will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the auditor's office in the courthouse, 149 N. Third Ave. Declaration of candidacy forms for offices that are statewide or involve more than one county are filed with the Secretary of State in Olympia, according to the auditor's office. Candidates can complete the declaration of candidacy form in the auditor's office, at an auditor's office kiosk or online at and click on “auditor.” Fees must be paid by 4 p.m.

Friday, June 11, in the auditor's office. Offices up for election are: • Assessor — Incumbent Scott Furman, four-year term, $545.04 filing fee. • Auditor - Incumbent Laurie Thomas, four-year term, $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 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. Candidates will be given the opportunity to submit a statement and picture for an online voter guide, the auditor's office said.

Douglas sheriff runs again By Cheryl Schweizer Chronicle correspondent WATERVILLE — Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal has announced he will seek a second term. Gjesdal, 50, East Wenatchee, said one of his first priorities, when he ran for sheriff in 2006, was to build a long-term plan to help guide department operations and policy, and establish priorities that “were in line with community needs.” Using that plan, the sheriff's office has instituted annual community meetings to teach residents to recognize and combat gang activity, he said. It has used the department's K-9 unit to help combat drugs in schools, provided continuing education opportunities for

supervisors and standardized training goals for deputies. Bridgeport is in northern Douglas County; the county also extends to the Gjesdal Grand Coulee area. Douglas County has been through some rough economic times, and they've affected the sheriff's office just like everybody else, Gjesdal said. The department has cut costs while still providing the necessary services, he said. “The greatest resource the sheriff's office has is its people,” Gjesdal said. “I have a great group here.”

Sheriff's office employees are “committed to carrying out the law and providing the best possible service to our citizens,” he said. If he's elected for a second term, “obviously I want to get our staff back up,” Gjesdal said. The recession and resulting budget cuts cost Douglas County four deputy positions. While deputies worked hard to ensure the reduced staff didn't affect their ability to fight crime, fewer deputies made it difficult to be proactive, he said. One of his goals would be to become more proactive, especially with traffic safety and in county schools, he said. He also wants to expand the department's continuing education program. So far, Gjesdal is the only announced candidate.

Warner seeks re-election By Brenda Starkey The Chronicle REPUBLIC — Pete Warner has announced he will seek reelection as Ferry County sheriff. Warner, who has held the position for 16 years, will run against former deputy Dennis Boone. Both are Republicans. Warner says that over the years he has been challenged to provide law enforcement services to the county with an ever-shrinking budget, and it will get worse in 2011.

The position is one of administrative responsibilities, he said. The department includes county law enforcement, emergency management, 911 services and operation of the jail. The jail returns between $280,000 and $300,000 in revenue annually by holding low-risk inmates for other counties. As sheriff, Warner said he has sought numerous state and federal grants, but they are not

as readily available as in the past. “We are doing our best to spend wisely and conserve where we can,” he said. He said the office is one with many responsibilities. “It is not a game,” he said. “I will not make promises I can't keep. “All of us are living in difficult times and as such must conserve what we can without impeding necessary services. We will do the best we can with the limited resources available.”

Densel seeks Ferry post By Brenda Starkey The Chronicle REPUBLIC — Brian Dansel has joined the race for Ferry County commissioner from District 2. Dansel, 27, is running as a Republican against incumbent Joe Bond and four other candidates, according to information from the Public Disclosure Commission. Dansel, a 2001 graduate of Republic High School, returned to Ferry County after college and some time with the Professional Golfers Association. He worked as a golf pro and managed golf courses and hotels. He said his management experience and being open minded are attributes he will bring to the job if elected. He would bring a new perspective to the job along with fresh enthusiasm, he said. “I see a lot of room for improvement,” he said. “We have to get right financially,” he said, adding that county government needs to encourage new businesses to come to the area so that young people don't need to leave to find work. Dansel says he comes from a long line of county residents who were loggers, miners, ranchers and business owners

who have passed down to him a respect for the land. He said he doesn't think his age is a detriment to getting the job done. “Sometimes I think this political experience people talk about is a detriment,” he said. He describes himself as a conservative with an open mind. Dansel is running on his

own dime. That, he says, will give him the opportunity to do what's best for the county and not have to answer to a bunch of people who contributed to his campaign. Other candidates for the position include Republicans Martha King and Clinton Brown, independent Jack Hamilton and Democrat Cynthia Bonneau-Green.

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Hoping for another 30! Thanks for the first 30 years and hoping it is just as good for the next 30 years.

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Flames rise from a hay truck that caught fire on U.S. Highway 97 south of Tonasket on May 14.

Burning load of straw closes U.S. Highway 97 Straw was bound for Canadian mushroom growing By Dee Camp The Chronicle TONASKET — U.S. Highway 97 was closed for several hours because of a truck fire just south of Janis bridge. Traffic was detoured onto

county Highway 7. A tractor-trailer loaded with straw was northbound just after 6 a.m. when the load caught fire, the Washington State Patrol said. Driver Earl C. Tuengel, 49, Okanogan, said a tire blew out and the load somehow caught fire. Eventually, three tires burned. He pulled the truck to the shoulder and the load was pushed off the truck with a

loader from the nearby Pacific Calcium plant, he said. Tuengel was not injured. He was wearing a seat belt. The fire blocked the highway for six and a half hours, the patrol said. Alternating, oneway traffic was allowed after five hours. The blaze did about $1,500 damage to one trailer. Tuengel said the straw was bound from Oregon to Canada for use in mushroom growing.

Bridgeport will trim staff By Cheryl Schweizer Chronicle correspondent BRIDGEPORT — Seven non-teaching positions won’t be filled and one teaching position will go vacant for the 2010-11 school year. School Board members approved a modified education plan at their meeting May 10. Superintendent Scott Sattler said he hopes it won't be necessary to lay off employees and that reductions can come through attrition. He cited the position of elementary secretary as an example. Longtime secretary Janie Jenkins is retiring and won't be replaced. Other employees will be shifted to cover responsibilities, he said. The middle -high school music position won't be filled, Sattler said.

In other business, the board: • Approved a design for the new vocational shop. District officials will advertise for bids in mid-July, with construction to begin in mid-September. The building will have separate areas for the metal and wood shops with a classroom between and indoor and outdoor storage. The board made one change to the preliminary design by adding a paint room on the metal shop side. • Approved a request to leave the North Central

Washington B League for junior high sports. Bridgeport Middle School teams will play in a league of Okanogan County teams, including 1A schools such as Okanogan and Omak, and 2B schools such as Liberty Bell.

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Opinion • The Chronicle • May 19, 2010

Our View

Century mark We might not look 100, but tomorrow, The Chronicle hits the century mark. We're throwing a party from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, May 20, and everyone's invited. Although we're pleased to be marking 100 years, being your community newspaper is an ongoing process. Chronicle founder Clarence P. Scates wrote in his first editorial: "We expect to continue in the esteem and consideration of our readers by a fair and impartial rendition of facts and by continually striving to better conditions to feel that each day we have taken a step toward a bright future and accomplished something for Omak and the Okanogan Valley." You can read the entire first issue in one of two special commemorative sections included in this issue. The other section touches on highlights from our first decade. Each month for the next 10 months, you'll find subsequent decades featured in special sections. They will be a fitting segue to Omak's centennial in 2011. We're looking at the past but with an eye toward the future. We'll continue to bring you Okanogan and Ferry counties' news, good and bad. Our pages will continue to feature you and your neighbors, your children, your government, social and business trends, sports, opinions, crime coverage, the arts — in short, everything that makes a community. We appreciate you, the reader, for your part in allowing The Chronicle to continue bring you a slice of your life each week. Although many newspapers are struggling, community newspapers like The Chronicle are holding their own. Recent surveys found that a majority of respondents read a newspaper every week. Those who want to know what's happening in their community rely on their weekly newspaper. It is our goal to deliver news about the Okanogan fairly and accurately. Our stories should inform our readers about important issues affecting their pocket books, jobs and lifestyles. It's our responsibility to help our readers understand what their elected officials are planning to do about important issues or whether the local sports teams won or lost on Friday night. We are also the history keepers for our communities. We like hearing from our readers. Let us know how you think we are doing, right or wrong. If you don't think we're being fair, call us. We hope The Chronicle is a community leader that can be trusted and followed. If we veer off course, let us know.

Journalism has been a good choice Years ago, when I was trying to figure out what I wanted to be when I grew up, I settled on journalism. I liked writing and thought it would be great to be a novelist. But since I didn't have the plot for the next bestseller in my 19-year-old head, I figured I'd better find something that would pay the bills until I came up with the Great American Novel. That's when I settled Dee Camp on journalism. I've never regretted that decision. It's been hard work with long hours and sometimes less-than-ideal conditions. I've been cussed out many times, threatened, had vehicle windows broken, sat through some incredibly boring meetings, and plied my trade in everything from sweltering heat and bitter cold to pouring rain and howling wind. I've often spent too much time away from my family. But I've also covered some pretty interesting and exciting stories, and met some wonderful people. I can't say that I've met many super-famous people, covered wars or written about events that profoundly changed the course of human existence. To some, I've been stuck in a small town for more than 30 years. I don't see it that way. My husband, Al, and I have had the privilege of being part of the Okanogan Country community all that time. We've met hundreds of people, many of whom we consider friends. We've covered multiple generations of some families. We've rejoiced at our neighbors' accomplishments, celebrated their lives and, at times, mourned with them when they've suffered losses. We've had people call us at home to find out how to place a loved one's obituary or to tell us about an eagle working the river that we might want to try and photograph. Then there was the 2 a.m. call from the high school student who wanted us to know the rival team's mascot was being hung in effigy. Would we like to come out and take a photo? That's how it is in a small town and with a community newspaper. I suspect many editors and reporters who preceded us knew that, too. And because of that connection, the community has supported The Chronicle for the past 100 years. I hope we can continue to share that sense of community.


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

Chronicle celebrates 100 years Tomorrow ushers in a new era for The Chronicle. It’s our 100th anniversary, a time to reflect on where we’ve been and where we are going. As we join the ranks of centennial publications in the Pacific Northwest, it’s also a time to recall our own heritage as well as look to the leadership we will provide in the future. It’s a time of change, not just for us, but all newspapers. Our 100th anniversary comes at a time when newspapers are struggling to stay alive. No more are newspapers the only source for news. But newspapers are still clearly the best, despite the aggressive competition from radio, television, Web sites and other electronic media. And here in The Okanogan, The Chronicle stands alone as the most-read, most-comprehensive news source. We owe it all to you, our readers and advertisers. We know you expect accurate and timely news coverage, and vow to continue to provide it well into our second century and beyond. You may be asking how can I promise that as we move into an era where paper is almost passe’

ON THE HOT SEAT Roger Harnack and news and information is frequently disseminated via mobile phones and social networks on the Web. I can say that because we are adapting, and growing, by supplementing our print edition with technology. In the last four months, more than 1,000 of you have joined us as friends, fans and followers on Facebook and Twitter. We’ve published virtual editions – you can actually “turn” the pages – of Vacationland, Fishrapper and more on our Web site. And we’re looking into ways to provide “e-scriptions” and breaking news alerts to cell phones. All of our efforts are designed to keep us all connected. Our endeavors appear to be working. The result is that more than

22,000 unique visitors are now checking out The Chronicle on the Internet each month. We couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you for “inviting” our newspaper into your home each week. In return, I’d like to personally invite each and everyone of you to stop by our office from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, May 20, to celebrate our 100th anniversary with us.

We are a community newspaper, so feel free to bring your friends and family – children, too. Come meet our staff, learn about the newspaper and share in our longevity and success. We look forward to seeing you.

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

From our readers Bring troops home from foreign soil Japan no longer wants 50,000 troops in Okinawa. Our South Korean “police action” has been over 60 years, but we still have 50,000 unwanted troops there. Some 50,000 American military are in Germany and more than 120 places in the world serving and not appreciated. All these countries want is our money, and savings from not having to pay for their own security. We have spent almost 10 years in Iraq. It’s time to bring the 60,000 troops there home. Afghanistan was a 10-year disaster for the Russians — their Vietnam. They departed with no visible change. The Department of Defense was created to protect U.S. borders. The Mexican and Canadian borders are porous and open to illicit drugs, criminals, products that do not meet our standards (environmental, quality, labor, safety, etc). It is time to bring our troops home to protect our own borders, ports, railroads, utilities (water and power), and public properties, saving our treasure and lives. Bill Miller Electric City

Our town welcomes guests and tourists The Conconully Chamber of Commerce appreciates all the people who participated in the Ride to Rendezvous. It was an absolute pleasure to see all the horseback riders and the wagon train go through town. I don’t think Conconully has seen anything like it in a long time. It was wonderful. We also appreciate The Chronicle for noticing that we welcome our guests. Conconully tries hard and I think it shows that the business

people here like what they do. Please continue to patronize Conconully. Tom Gibson Conconully chamber

Library board made the right decision I strongly agree with North Central Regional Library (on filtering Web sites). Don’t the people who are so mad have access to a computer on their own? The library is public, not just for the good but for the ones who are going to do bad. For most, the library is a place to get knowledge. But for some, it is a place to do bad and hateful things against others. Most law-abiding people have Internet or computers, so I agree with the libraries on controlling Web access. D. Kelly Electric City

Students, teachers working together I was privileged to attend an Omak School Board presentation from the Career and Technical Education Department. Students and instructors from eight divisions told the board and those in attendance what they have spent this school year doing. It was impressive. Business education students are learning about the business world. Digital design students may start a middle school newspaper. Agricultural science pupils are involved in everything from welding to a veterinary medical class, and earning awards at the state, regional and national levels. The shop class built a 38-foot canoe, including shaping the ribs. Automotive students are taking apart engines, fixing transmissions and running a real-world shop. The theater tech group helped run the Omak Performing Arts

Center for 98 nights of performances. Commercial art students are painting, creating photos and making ceramics. They were involved in the community soup feast this past weekend. Family and consumer science students are putting on meals, writing resumes and doing career searches. These are just some of the activities. Our students are learning real-world skills that will serve them well later in life. Dedicated instructors and other community members and local businesses work with the student groups. Together they all win. Jim Skinner Omak

Sentences should fit the crimes I see that the sentences for the Kitterman murder case fit the crime. But I am wondering why “Tonasket” Tansy Mathis gets life without and the other two will eventually be eligible for parole, not that they will ever get it. One can only hope the last defendant gets close to the same. All in all so far a job well done by the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Steve VanDerschelden Great Falls, Mont.

Hospital is wasting our tax dollars North Valley Hospital, what a mess. I read that the administrator will be paid for a contract that he is unable to finish. It seems to this taxpayer that his services could be put to work there. I’m sure the housekeeping department could use another set of hands. I see on the news every

day about contracts being broken by a good attorney. Perhaps they were pounding nails that day at the airport. The money owed to the county has gone up over $2 million in the last two years. Good business sense? Don’t think so. Could you run your business this way? I do believe that there are a few more upper management people who could work for a lot less money in our little village. It’s not like we are going to be doing arm and leg transplants. We just need a well-run facility with a good emergency room and birthing center and the like. We are tired of throwing our money down the hospital hopper. I suppose it’s time to run another hard luck levy for important items that should have been thought of when we barely passed the $13 million issue. Some nerve. R.L.Terrill Tonasket

Why can’t we plug a hole these days? Last week, I was sitting in the living room watching the evening news. It showed pictures of the ecological disaster taking place off the coast of Louisiana. My 9-year-old son, Wyatt, was standing in the living room when he looked over at me and said, “Why don’t they plug the hole so the oil can’t come out?” This country used to do some great things. We built Grand Coulee Dam. We put a man on the moon. We even invented cheese that sprays out of a can. But now, we can’t even plug a small hole on the bottom of the ocean that would prevent the Gulf of Mexico from being turned into an oily sludge pit. Try explaining that to your kids. Earl Tuengel Okanogan

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Farmers line up for grouse program




Counties get share of state payments OLYMPIA — Ferry and Okanogan counties will share in more than $1.17 million statewide in payments in lieu of taxes and local assessments on state Department of Fish and Wildlife-owned land. Ferry County received $6,781.33 in PILT for 6,866.13 acres on which regular property taxes cannot be assessed because of state ownership. The county also received $992.16 in other assessments. Okanogan County received $410,342.73 in PILT for 71,415.33 acres, plus $14,257.44 in other assessments. The county got the largest payment in lieu of tax of any in the state and nearly half of the $845,121.74 paid to 14 of the state's 39 counties, the department said. The state paid 31 counties for PILT, weed control, fire protection, storm water control, irrigation and other assessments. In most cases, the payments are equivalent to or more than counties would receive if the property were privately owned and held in open space classification for agriculture or forestry activities, the state said.

By Cheryl Schweizer Chronicle correspondent BRIDGEPORT — Some Douglas County landowners spent the weekend camping out at the Ag Service Center, waiting to obtain applications for a federal program that pays farmers to maintain portions of their land as wildlife habitat. Lands eligible for the State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement program include the area around Bridgeport, part of Dyer Hill and Pearl Hill, with the eligible land stretching to Grand Coulee. The program will add about 38,000 acres to existing land conservation programs. “There's a line at the door. Been a line at the door since Friday night,” U.S. Department of Agriculture spokesman Michel Ruud said. Landowners brought motor homes, sleeping bags and lawn chairs. The SAFE program requires landowners to set aside some of their property as habitat, focusing on practices that will enhance populations of the Washington sage grouse and the sharp-tailed grouse. Both were considered as candidates for listing under the Endangered Species Act earlier this year, but neither was. Ruud said the state Department of Fish and Wildlife found that grouse populations had increased in Douglas County, and attributed that to habitat restoration and conservation programs. Participating landowners will be required to manage their lands to provide food and cover for the grouse. The Natural Resources Conservation Service is taking applications for slightly more than 38,000 acres. Enrollment began May 18.

Three vie for Grand Coulee schools job The Chronicle BREWSTER — A local resident and a former superintendent of schools are among the three finalists for the part-time job of Grand Coulee School District superintendent. Dennis Carlson of Brewster, Jim Keene of Electric City and Mark Jacobson of Sequim were scheduled to tour Lake Roosevelt High School in Coulee Dam and other district facilities. Carlson previously served as superintendent in the Lynden, Skyline and Highland districts. Jacobson previously was school superintendent in the Brewster, Inchelium and Ocosta districts. Keene managed Grand Coulee schools from 19851992, but recently retired from the Pendleton, Ore., School District and moved to Electric City. The Grand Coulee Dam School Board and the candidates will be available to meet with the public at 6 p.m. tonight, May 19, at Coulee Dam Community Presbyterian Church, 509 Central Drive, Coulee Dam. The candidates will be excused at 7 p.m., allowing the school board to discuss the candidates and consider extending a job offer to one of the finalists.

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State road rebuilding projects continue

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Riders in the Run for the Border motorcycle rally pause in Oroville on May 15. The rally took participants from Wenatchee to Oroville and back.

Keller Ferry will be repaired By Brenda Starkey The Chronicle KELLER — About a dozen people attended an open house May 11 to hear the state Department of Transportation's plans for the Keller Ferry. Starting in mid-June, the agency plans to repair the Martha S., the vessel that serves the state Highway 21 run across Lake Roosevelt. The boat will be taken out of service and drydocked at Grand Coulee Dam on June 14 for its routine Coast Guard inspection, DOT spokesman Al Gilson said. The standard full inspection is done every five years. A contractor will perform

more extensive repairs on the boat's hull, auto deck and access hatches. Upgrades of the electronic equipment also are planned. Work should be done by July 16. Attendees at the open house said they understood the need for the repairs and appreciated that DOT will wait until school is out before taking the boat out of service, he said. Keller students are ferried across the river to Wilbur. There was some concern over the repair period length and that it will extend through the Fourth of July weekend. People also support getting a new vessel for the route, Gibson

said. Construction funding for a replacement vessel is not yet available. The department is searching for funding from any possible source, Gilson said. Motorists should be prepared to seek alternate routes across the Columbia River. The nearest crossings are downstream at Coulee Dam or upstream via the GiffordInchelium ferry. “We want to keep the community informed on the upcoming repair work, especially when it comes to the extended time frame and long detours,” Eastern Region Administrator Keith Metcalf said.

Tonasket won’t get sewer grant By Brenda Starkey The Chronicle TONASKET — The city won't get a Community Development Block Grant for the Mill Drive sewer expansion project. That brought on a heated argument during the City Council meeting May 11. Councilwoman Joyce Fancher confronted Mayor Patrick Plumb, who cast the deciding vote last month against applying for Public Works Trust Fund money for the project.

The city didn't receive block grant funds and didn't apply for a half-percent trust fund loan, she said. She asked what council members are supposed to tell residents. Plumb said his issue wasn't with the money, but it was a policy decision. Councilwoman Connie Maden, whose absence from the meeting left the mayor to break a tie vote, said if she had known there would be an important decision, she would have participated in the meeting by phone.

However, consulting engineering firm Varela and Associates indicated the situation probably isn't so dire. Cities normally aren't awarded block grants until they have lined up other funding. Tonasket is working toward that, and the trust fund application was just one of a number of possibilities, a Varela spokesman said. An application for U.S. Rural Development agency funding is in the works. The city can apply for block grant funding again in November.

Buses will get pollution upgrades By Brenda Starkey The Chronicle TONASKET — Ten school buses will get upgraded pollution controls to reduce toxic emissions thanks to a grant from the state Department of Ecology. Tonasket is one of 11 school districts that will be able to buy and install the idle-reduction controls because of money provided to the department by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the department said. There are 24 buses in the district's fleet, and seven had idle-reduction controls installed through previous grants, Transportation Supervisor Jeff Yeckel said. The latest funding will allow the district to improve emissions on all 17 buses used

on a regular basis, he said. Some of the back-up buses will not get the pollution controls, he said. In Washington, diesel exhaust is the air pollutant most harmful to public health. Tiny, toxic particles in diesel exhaust can be breathed into lungs and damage delicate tissues, DOE said.

Breathing diesel fumes puts healthy people at risk for respiratory disease and worsens health problems such as asthma, and heart and lung disease, the agency said. Children, who can be exposed to diesel fumes from idling school bus engines, are especially vulnerable, state officials said.

WENATCHEE — Several state road projects will continue this week in Okanogan and northern Douglas counties. • U.S. Highway 97 — Motorists can expect delays of up to 20 minute and pilot car-controlled traffic where crews are patching, fog sealing and chip sealing between mileposts 286 and 301, Okanogan to Riverside, according to the state Department of Transportation. Work will be from 7 5:30 p.m. through Thursday. On Wednesday and Thursday, crews will be chip sealing between mileposts 248 and 253 south of Pateros. • State Highway 20 — From 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., motorists can expect single-lane closures with delays up to 20 minutes in Winthrop while permanent plastic pavement markings arnd strips are installed in Winthrop. The project should be done by Thursday, department officials said.

Mid-Valley whittles registered warrants OMAK — As of late April, Mid-Valley Hospital had whittled its registered warrant debt back to about $2 million from a high of $3 million. During a hospital board meeting April 27, Commissioner Gerald Grillo reported on the improved fiscal position. The number is expected to increase some once January and February collections come in. Those are statistically poor months, he said. The board turned over for collection some $2.8 million in uncollected receivables in February.

Wildfire burns 15 acres near Havillah HAVILLAH — A May 14 wildfire near Oberg and Havillah roads charred 15 acres of brush and trees. The cause of the blaze, which was reported to the Northeast Washington Interagency Communications Center at 3:02 p.m., remains under investigation, state Department of Natural Resources Highlands Fire Manager John Foster said. Firefighters from Highlands District responded. They were assisted by Fire District No. 12, Foster said. Of the 30 or so fires so far in Okanogan County this spring, most have been caused by human carelessness, he said.

PUD commissioners OK parks pact EAST WENATCHEE — Douglas County Public Utility District commissioners May 10 approved an agreement with the city of Brewster for operation and maintenance of parks. The agreement allows the district to continue meeting obligations to provide recreational opportunities at the Wells Hydroelectric Project under a new power generating license, a PUD announcement said. — The Chronicle

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When Scates announced incorporation, boilerplate diminished and local news increased, although local advertising did not. The infusion of new capital brightened The Chronicle considerably for several months. Later in 1912, the Omak Publishing Co. announced it was leasing The Chronicle to Scates and urged its debtors to pay their bills. Scates again was alone on the masthead. Things fell apart in February of 1913. Scates' name disappeared from the masthead in the Feb. 21, 1913, edition. The Omak Publishing Co. took its place. Readers, who likely knew then, as now, more than the newspaper printed, had to wait until Feb. 28 for a tiny item buried at the bottom of column 3, Page 3, announcing: “C.P. Scates, who has guided the destinies of The Chronicle since the paper was founded three years ago, has retired from the management and will hereafter devote his energies to the publishing of the Riverside Argus.” F.A. DeVos of Oroville showed up in the social notes as “an Omak visitor Sunday” in the April 18 edition. DeVos canoes to town A month later, DeVos arrived by canoe from Oroville to manage The Chronicle for the Omak Publishing Co. DeVos ran a social item inviting people to come in and get acquainted. “Never too busy for a pleasant howdy,” he breezed. DeVos also got into verbal squabbles with neighboring editors, took on James J. Hill and the Great Northern Railroad on everything from tardy construction to late trains, and ran The Chronicle's first color — an off-orange jack o'lantern for the 1913 Halloween edition. DeVos announced Sept. 8, 1915, that he was buying out the Omak Publishing Co. A new building In March 1917, DeVos announced a new building would be constructed. This was the newspaper's second home — a newspaper office, print shop and home for the publisher and his wife at the northeast corner of Main Street and Bartlett Avenue. That, and the tenor of a DeVos editorial in 1923, indicates he and his wife, Anna, were paying the bills as promised in 1915. By the first issue in 1926, Anna Mae Rigby was editor. She noted in her Jan. 14, 1926, editorial that it was the first issue under her management. There was no other mention of DeVos for some months. The name of Frank Emert appeared in a social note as a visitor to Omak from Oroville. By the end of June 1926, Emert was the publisher-owner of The Omak Chronicle. Emert and DeVos both came to Omak from the Oroville Gazette. But DeVos came as a former Gazette employee. Emert was its publisher and continued to own it and the Pateros Reporter for three years after moving to Omak. Emert, like Scates, was a journalist. Advertising lineage increased and pages were brightened with with multiplecolumn headlines and a few more pictures. The number of pages rose to eight a week by the end of 1926 and hit 10 a week during the Christmas season. Twice a week The next spurt of growth was a twice-a-week edition, which Emert started on May 31, 1928. Emert produced a progress

18, 1928, a undertaking covering much of the Okanogan Valley in 42 pages. In 1929, The Chronicle built a new plant. Printer-foreman Lloyd Whiting and reporter Charles Parks arrived in the summer of 1929 and helped move The Chronicle into the new Main Street building, across from the Omak Cinema. Hard times followed those high days of the late 1920s. But Emert managed to keep up the twice-weekly schedule until early in 1942. The Chronicle's toughest competition in those years was O.H. Woody's Okanogan Independent. Woody began twice-weekly publication in 1915 and Emert's goal had been to meet that schedule and see The Chronicle become a daily. Whiting, who worked for Emert from 1929 through 1938, reported for The Chronicle's 75th anniversary edition that despite the effects of the Depression, Emert was not willing to lower the quality of the newspaper or stop twiceweekly publication. Once a week again Emert and Harley Heath, by then publisher of The Independent, announced in jointly signed editorials Jan. 20, 1942, that they were suspending twice-weekly publication, partly to help the war effort and partly for economic reasons. Neither paper resumed the twice-weekly schedule again. The Independent ceased publishing in 1975. Whiting reported in 1985 that he left the paper in 1938 and by 1942 had received all of his back wages. Frank and Edna Emert were a team from the beginning. She handled bookkeeping, ran the Linotype and filled in where needed. The 1940s and ‘50s were periods of slow growth for Omak and The Chronicle. There still were hard times, editorial battles and lawsuits to survive. The Emerts were sued for publishing a photo of gambling tables after someone claimed there was no evidence of illegal gambling. The suit was dismissed. The years and pressures took their toll on Emert. He announced sale of The Chronicle and his retirement on Jan. 24, 1957. Emert died four years later, June 25, 1961. New publishers Bruce and Merilynn Wilson, Ritzville, took over April 1, 1957, with Joe and Ruth Sinclair as partners. There was again a spurt of growth and a change in layout and format. Technology changes The paper began using more photos after a plastic engraving machine was added. Before that, all photos had to be sent out of town for engraving; not many pictures were run. When the Wilsons and the Sinclairs arrived, Harley Heath, who had sold The Independent in 1948, was advertising manager. Glen Widel was shop foreman and Charles Kerr was news editor. Elizabeth Widel joined the staff in 1954 as society editor and Linotype operator. She continues to write news stories and a weekly column. She was a stockholder from 1975-1996. Glen Widel died in August 1961 and Bill Rowe became shop foreman about the same time Wilson hired John E. Andrist to succeed Charlie Kerr as news editor. Kerr left to enter college at age 53. Andrist left The Chronicle in 1966 to work as a grant writer for Okanogan County school districts, then returned as a partner in 1970. In the meantime, Wilson and Sinclair shifted The

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The Chronicle’s staff includes (front, from left) cartoonist Brad Skiff, mailroom manager Howard Thompson, reporter Brenda Starkey, copy editor and columnist Elizabeth Widel, Managing Editor Dee Camp, mailroom assistant Harry Dorsten, (second) Sports Editor Al Camp, Circulation Manager Kris Vigoren, Editor and Publisher Roger Harnack, advertising consultant Kay Behymer, correspondent Cheryl Schweizer, advertising consultant Teresa Myers, Office Manager Tammie Moon, reporter Sheila Corson, Advertising Manager Lynn Hoover, Production Manager Katie Montanez and graphic artist Julie Bock. Chronicle from hot metal printing to offset. Gone were the metal type, the clanking press, molten lead, Linotypes and heavy page forms. It was the first major shift in technology since Scates launched The Chronicle. DeVos installed The Chronicle's first Linotype and Emert added a second in 1929. Yet for all those advances, copy was still written on typewriters, edited and handed to an operator to keyboard once again into type. That ended in 1979, when The Chronicle stepped into the computer age with video display terminals. Chronicle ownership expanded in 1979 when Andrist married Mary Koch, who became news editor, then managing editor in 1985. News coverage expands In 1970, under Wilson and Andrist, The Chronicle concentrated heavily on Omak. After a brief recession in the early 1970s, Omak and Okanogan County began to prosper but newspapers in Okanogan and Tonasket closed. The Chronicle expanded news coverage to include both communities and circulation rose from 2,600 in 1970 to 6,600 by 1982. What had been a newspaper of 10-12 pages a week in 1970 grew to 24-32 pages in 1981-82. The growth created new problems in the 1929 building, which housed the newspaper, print shop and office supply store. Early in 1979, the office supply stock was sold to Ken and Glenda Freel of The Office Center and the building underwent its first major overhaul in 50 years. That began with a 40-foot addition on the rear of the building and was followed by extensive remodeling. The print shop, headed by Earl Gray since 1974, moved into the new space and everyone gained a little elbow room. News coverage took on a truly county-wide scope as the staff covered issues from Oroville to Pateros and the Methow to Grand Coulee Dam. The Chronicle faced a new economic challenge in the early 1980s. Omak began losing

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In March 1999, the printed Chronicle underwent a major redesign, the first since the mid1980s. Papers averaged 30-36 pages a week with a paid circulation of more than 6,100. The Chronicle and its shopper blanket the county with some 17,000 copies each week. Home delivery began in the spring of 1992 and The Chronicle's first coin-operated news stands were added in 1997. In the fall of 1999, The Chronicle went to a Windowsbased computer system. More redesign work and changes came during the first decade of the 21st century. The Chronicle now is printed on The Wenatchee World's press. Electronic files of finished pages are sent to Wenatchee, eliminating the need for hard-copy printouts. All photography is digital. In 2007, The Chronicle underwent a major change as the 800-square foot front portion of the 618 Okoma Drive building was razed to make way for a 3,600-square foot addition. By the end of the year, Dale Erickson had finished the new addition and the remaining older portion of the building was remodeled. Smith retired as publisher in September 2008 and Alex Paul succeeded her. His tenure was short; he returned to Oregon in January 2009. Roger Harnack was named publisher effective Jan. 1, 2009. He remains publisher today. In February 2010, the paper underwent another major redesign with concentration on reader ease and packaging news into more defined sections. Circulation continues to grow, with more than 6,700 copies distributed weekly.

This history of The Chronicle was compiled by former publisher John E. Andrist for the paper's 75th anniversary and expanded in 2000 and 2010 by Managing Editor Dee Camp.

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publisher in September 1990, during a staff reorganization in which she began supervising the advertising department. Dee Camp became news editor again after a 17-month stint as copy editor. She was special sections editor from 1991-1995, then reassumed news editor duties. The Chronicle suffered a major upheaval when Andrist suffered a brain stem stroke in December 1993. Koch bowed out of day-to-day management. During the two and a half years after Andrist's stroke until the paper was sold to Eagle Newspapers Inc. in July 1996, staff members kept up operations with Koch and Andrist in supervisory roles from home. New owner, changes Eagle's purchase brought a series of changes to the paper as equipment was updated and direction was honed under new publisher Judy Z. Smith. James Smith (no relation), thenpublisher of the Eagle-owned Central Oregonian in Prineville, served briefly as interim publisher from July to September 1996. Dee Camp was named editor that fall. Smith assumed advertising director duties when longtime ad sales manager Marilyn Ries left in May 1998. Under Judy Smith's tenure, The Chronicle added digital darkroom equipment in January 1997 and upgraded other computer equipment. On Nov. 12, 1997, The Chronicle ran its first full-color front page photo. The Haeberle family's annual cattle drive through Conconully, complete with fall leaves, was chosen for that history-making photo. Before that, all color photos had to be planned several weeks in advance and sent out to have color separations made. Online addition The Chronicle OnLine, an Internet Web page featuring news, photos, classified and legal advertising, was launched in June 1997.

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grocery stores to the recession and surviving grocers began shifting their advertising from newspapers to direct mail. It also pushed for more advertising and trying new publications. A television guide, the TV Chronicle, and shopper, The BottomLine, were produced each week. New publications and new staff meant work space was short again. The print shop was moved to rental space in a former freight warehouse in south Omak and the building was remodeled again. As it entered its 75th year, The Chronicle repeated the belt-tightening which meant its survival in similar recessions in the past. When Koch was named managing editor in 1985, Dee Camp, who joined the staff in 1979 as society editor/reporter and photographer, was named news editor. Her husband, Al, moved from sports writer to sports editor. In 1989, Andrist and Koch sold the Main Street building to the Kendall family, owners of nearby Bramer Hardware. During the week between Christmas 1989 and New Year's 1990, they moved The Chronicle to its present location on Okoma Drive. The staff and office cat, Inky, made the move without missing an issue. The new location was remodeled by Dale Erickson from a freight warehouse to an office building. Gray bought out the print shop and created Earl Gray Printing. Meanwhile, the printing industry was undergoing another technology revolution as desktop computers became widely available. The Chronicle settled on a Macintosh system. The first Macs were purchased in the late 1980s, shortly before the move to Okoma Drive. Stories, page design and ad designs were done on screen. Koch's title changed from managing editor to co-

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Gonzalez rehired by Sheriff’s Office OKANOGAN — Gisberth Gonzalez has rejoined the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office as a deputy. He left the department a few weeks ago to become a deputy in Douglas County, but missed Okanogan County, Sheriff Frank Rogers said. “He came and talked to Gonzalez me . . . and said that he really missed it here and considered us his family,� he said. His position had not yet been filled, so he was able to step back in, Rogers said. “We’ll hire another deputy,� Douglas County Undersheriff Don Culp said. The new deputy will work in the Waterville-East Wenatchee area rather than BridgeportMansfield, he said.

Bodkins joins WSU Extension office OKANOGAN — Sherry Bodkins has joined the Washington State University Extension office staff. For nearly eight years, she has been a volunteer 4-H project leader. In 2008, she was selected by the 4-H Leaders Council as the outstanding 4-H leader of the year. She also served for several years as rabbit barn superintendent at the county fair. She said her top priority is spending time with her family. Terri Williams, WSU Okanogan County master gardener, filled the position temporarily. She is pursuing a career in farming.

Market will open for the season Thursday, May 20, in Triangle Park, Western Avenue and U.S. Highway 97. It will be open weekly from 3-7 p.m., with vendors offering local seeds, plant starts, crafts and more. The vendor fee has been raised from $5 to $6. Matt Wells will be market manager for the third year. The market is sponsored by the Community Cultural Center.

Police hire King OMAK — Tyler King has been hired as a police officer. King has been on patrol two weeks and previously spent six months training at the state academy. This is his first job in law enforcement, he said. Before joining Omak police, he worked for an ambulance company in the Seattle area and was a volunteer firefighter. King said he’s the first in his family to enter law

Attorney reopens in the Methow WINTHROP — A Seattle attorney has reopened an office in the Methow Valley. Travis Thornton resumed legal services locally, but will continue as a partner in the law firm Fikso Kretschmer Smith Dixon. Thornton’s new office is at 104 Riverside Ave., Suite B. He is in the office Mondays and Fridays. His practice specializes in real estate law.

New manager hired at fairgrounds REPUBLIC — Cathy Lindsey has been hired as the new Ferry County Fairgrounds manager, county commissioners announced last week. The Fair Board also is hiring a part-time fair manager, but it’s not known if Lindsey might get both jobs or if another person would be hired to oversee the fair itself. Lindsey will manage the fairgrounds’ use year round, commissioners said.

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OMAK — The Chronicle is now carrying the Safeway weekly sales publication as a pull-out section of the paper. Local Safeway stores are located in Omak and Grand Coulee. — The Chronicle

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Several earn state degree awards The Chronicle PULLMAN — Omak and Okanogan FFA members competed at the 80th Washington FFA State Association Convention May 14-15. Eleven Omak FFA members, two chaperones and FFA Adviser Gale Wilson attended the event along with 3,080 others. Omak's delegation included Larissa Goodall, Shaylyn Goodall, Michael Holsworth, Justin Hilton, Sarah Keith, Drew Lampe, Kelsey Oyler, Aman Singh and Nicole Statler. Chaperones were Wendy Hensarling, Kammie Hilton and Wilson. Statler competed in the prepared public speaking career development event, Wilson said. Holsworth, Goodall and Oyler competed in the finals as a first-year greenhand team in

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Marlene and Arthur Fry of Inchelium (above) were honored with a Pendleton blanket for being the Colville tribal couple celebrating the longest marriage during the annual Tribal Elder Dinner on May 14 at the Omak Longhouse. The couple has been married since June 24, 1949, and will celebrate their 61st anniversary together next month. Frank Fry of Omak (right) plays the fiddle during the dinner, which attracted more than 300

an FFA/agriculture knowledge test and problem-solving practicum. Goodall competed in the chapter scrapbook competition. Hilton and Singh received their state FFA degrees and also were the chapter's delegates, Wilso9n said. Marty Webster was recognized as a candidate for the American FFA degree, which he will receive back at the 82nd National FFA Convention in October in Indianapolis, Ind. Okanogan FFA members competed in dairy foods and meat evaluation competitions, Adviser Lon Dixon said. John DeLap and Bailey Miller were awarded state FFA degees, and Miller received a bronze award in horse entrepreneurship. She did not attend the state convention, but will be recognized during the chapter banquet on May 27, Dixon said. Other members who attended were Kaylee Miller, Ryan Houston, Austin Wood, Garrett O'Bryan and Austin Grooms.

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MINISTRY UPDATE Dave Hellyer biblical truths and principles with man-made methods and ideologies that may seem helpful at the time, such as psychology or psychiatry. The result is a watered-down pseudo Christianity that has been drained of all power, effectiveness and potency to bring real and lasting change. There is tremendous hope for those who will abandon the methods of man and cling to the cross of Christ. This explanation of its ministry is from Craig Lofthus, director of The Father's Ranch. He is adamant that when people need help, they must find it in the Lord. "No matter what area you are in, all of us come to a time

Young people sought as camp counselors OKANOGAN — Young people are being sought to serve as camp counselors in training for this summer's 4-H natural resource summer camp. The program invites young people, minimum age 14, to train for camp. There is no cost for the training. CIT training runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 20, at the Twin Lakes 4-H Challenge Course near Keller. More information, registration and carpool arrangements are available from the Okanogan County 4-H office, 509-422-7245.

Family Faire gives community grants TONASKET — Okanogan Family Faire has given $25,000 in grants from the 2009 fall faire. Recipients are Apple Hill Art Camp, Omak Food Bank, Tonasket Visitors and Business Resource Center, Earth Rising Sanctuary, Community Cultural Center, Partnership for a Sustainable Methow, Pamtingpa Buddhist Center, Okanogan River Co-op, Food For All, Community Action, Ferry County Co-op and Green Okanogan. More than $146,00 in requests were made.

Gospel duo performs at Omak church OMAK — The Dartts, a gospel duo, will appear at the Omak First Presbyterian Church, 9 S. Birch St., at 7 p.m. Monday, May 31. The Dartts write all their own music in a dozen styles. They have published some CDs and a documentary film.

Graveside flags offered for Memorial Day OKANOGAN — Graveside flags for Memorial Day are available by contacting American Legion member Don Cate, 509-826-4849. — The Chronicle

Academic honors OMAK — Patrick Phillips has joined the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. He will be honored during an induction convocation this fall at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, Calif. Membership in the society is for students who are in the top 20 percent of their class with a 3.4 grade point average or better on a 4.0 scale. Phillips is completing his freshman year at Loyola. He is majoring in biology, pursuing the dental profession, and catches for the LMU baseball team. He received a pin and a diploma recognizing his "outstanding academic achievement and a commitment to the ideals of scholarship, leadership and service." He is the son of Paul and Janis Phillips, Omak. ◆ ◆ ◆ COEUR d'ALENE, Idaho — Two Okanogan County residents are among 699 students who graduated from North Idaho College May 14. Ike Cawston, Elmer City, and Torri Meagher, Okanogan, graduated. ◆ ◆ ◆ SEATTLE — Three local students were named to the winter quarter dean's list by the University of Washington. Honorees were Natalie Elizabeth Johnson, Okanogan, and Jeffrey John Flatten and Tyrell James Milliron, both Omak. All are seniors. ◆ ◆ ◆ SEATTLE — Matthew James Kraske and Karl Philip Schmidt, both of Omak, were named to the winter quarter dean's list at Seattle Pacific University.

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For further information, go to or call 509-486-8888. We're sorry to inform you that the Biblical Counseling Conference scheduled May 2122 at Omak First Baptist Church has been canceled. The location of the Community Prayer Meeting on Tuesday, May 25, has changed. It will be held at 7 p.m. at the New Life Centre in Okanogan. I will lift up my eyes to the hills- from whence comes my help? My help comes from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth. Psalm 121:1-2

Dave Hellyer is ministry columnist for The Chronicle. He can be reached at 509-826-5699.

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Nellie Lavona Burk, 91 Aug. 1, 1918 — April 29, 2010 Nellie Lavona Barto was born in Gordon, Nebr., the daughter of Florence Mae (nee Cunard) and Joel Monte Barto Jr. She resided in Gordon, Nebr., Portland, Ore., Reno, Nev., Clarkston, Spokane and Greenacres, Wash., Oakland, Calif., and lastly Tonasket, Wash., at North Valley Assisted Living. She is survived by her son, Frank Joel Burk (Rita) of Spokane; daughter, Constance Jean Keylard (Robert) of Tonasket, Wash.; grandchildren, Jodi Burk, Sandra Starr, Frans Keylard and Natasha Keylard; and greatgrandchildren, Anthony Nicholas Keylard-van Blanken and Angelina Isabella Keylard-van Blanken. Nellie loved reading, cats, and having a good laugh. If there are felines in heaven, she will be content. She was an RN and worked at the

veterans’ hospital in Nebraska during WWII. However, after the war she gave up nursing because of poor working conditions. Nellie died of congestive heart failure and diabetes. She was preceded in death by her parents and only sibling, Joseph Allen Barto, of

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Emporia, Kans. She resided at North Valley Assisted Living since August 2006, and we wish to thank the nurses, aides and other staff for their compassionate care. Cremation at Okanogan County Crematory and burial at Tonasket Cemetery, Hwy. 7, lot 4, block 7, plot 16, followed.

Eric Donald Gilge, 36 Eric Donald Gilge, 36, was born May 18, 1973. He passed away May 13, 2010, in Okanogan, due to juvenile diabetes. Eric was born in Seattle, Wash., to Charlene (now Alexander, of Oroville) and Gary Gilge. He was the fourth son born to this couple who were thrilled with his arrival after several miscarriages and the neonatal passing of their son, Dean. Eric is survived by older brothers, Duane Gilge (Okanogan) and Ron Gilge (Okanogan); younger sister, Tawnie Bailey (Coeur d' Alene); and younger brother, Chad Gilge (Okanogan). Unlike most middle children, Eric was not one to lie quietly as the world passed him by. He was the first to break a silence, and the first to laugh. He had a sparkle in his eye all

through childhood that was a hint of the mischief that he would get into during his teen years. He played baseball all through elementary school and then started speed skating. Although he was incredibly intelligent, he was always looking for excitement and traded his studies in

for a good time. During his teen years, a building fell on him which crushed his pancreas. He was diagnosed with Diabetes shortly thereafter. Eric loved fast vehicles and working on cars. Eric met his wife Lisa Gilge in Oregon. They married and lived in Seattle, where they tried for over a year to have a child. They were blessed with their son, Troy Gilge (13). Eric was excited by the unexpected arrival of Justin Ryan (2 months). His wife and children all reside in Okanogan. Eric was preceded in death by his sidekick Benji; his father, Gary Gilge; brother, Dean Gilge; and grandparents, Hazel and Robert Kester, and Irene Gilge. Eric was laid to rest on May 18, 2010 at Riverside, Wash.

Yury Oleynik, 66 Yury Oleynik, 66, died at his home in Omak, Wash., May 9, 2010. Yury was born Jan. 2, 1944, in Rovno, Ukraine, to Peter and Maria Oleynik. Yury was a follower of Christ. He spent his life serving God and his family. He was a loyal husband and loving father, a generous and compassionate man to the needs of others. Yury was a carpenter, an artist and had a love for music.

He is survived by his loving wife, Nina Oleynik; 16 children; and 21 grandchildren. Services were held Saturday, May 15, at 11 a.m., at the Precht-HarrisonNearents Chapel. Interment followed at the Omak City Cemetery. A gathering at the chapel followed the graveside service. Precht-Harrison-Nearents Chapel was entrusted with the arrangements.

Corrine Reyes, 74 Corrine Reyes, 74, passed away peacefully May 1, 2010, at Valley Care Center, in Okanogan, after an extended illness. She was born Aug. 11, 1935, to Elton and Edna Carpenter, Chelan, Wash. Corrine grew up in the Chelan area and throughout her life had always lived in Omak, Wenatchee, Okanogan, Elmer City, Pinehurst, Idaho, and Spokane. Through the years, she was often employed as a waitress and was a favorite among her customers at several restaurants. She also managed many different apartment complexes for elderly and low-income families in Washington and Idaho. Corrine was a hard worker and did much of the maintenance and yard work herself. In the late 70s Corrine worked for her longtime friend, Cherie Moomaw, at the Timberline Store in Disautel. During the 80s she took a third job working for the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Omak, to put her youngest daughter through their church school. Some of the things she enjoyed include: puzzles, ceramics, oil painting, Atari and Nintendo video games, card games and dinners with friends, grandkids, watching the

Animal Planet channel, reading at bedtime, christian music, Christmas time/music, watching Christmas cartoon specials every year, taking fun drives, some short, and several times clear to Canada to bring her daughters and grandkids to Old MacDonald’s Farm, Flintstone Village and wild game farm. Despite being diagnosed with endage COPD nearly 10 years ago, Corrine was determined and strong, and God blessed us with more time. Corrine loved all her grandchildren very much, and has been extra special to Tom, Braden and Joleigh, who she helped her youngest daughter raise. We will be forever

Death Notices • OKANOGAN — Dovie L. Winters, 84, Tonasket, died April 29. A memorial, with potluck and music, will be at noon Saturday, May 22, in Conconully State Park. • TONASKET — Elsie L.

Noon, 101, died May 12. • CHELAN — Kathleen I. McCulloch, 100, died May 13. • OMAK — A memorial for Rosalie Maley Eddy will be from 2-4 p.m. Friday, May 28, at the Koala Street Grill, 914 Koala St.

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grateful for her love and helping hand. Corrine would have wanted to acknowledge the staff at Valley Care, who cared for her during the last four years. They did a wonderful job caring for her and making sure she was comfortable when her time was coming near. She is survived by her four children, Gordon (Diana) Crim, Sharon Smith, Terry (Diane) Crim, Nikita Reyes; grandchildren, Jeremy, Don, Echo, Megan, Danielle, Delaini, Travis, Dustin, Jennifer, Ryan, Tom, Braden, Joleigh, Kasidi and Leilani; great-grandchildren, Hannah, Jada, Kyndall, Ethan, Leam, Aden, Arian, Jakobe, Madison, and Mackenzie. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elton and Edna Carpenter. A family dinner celebrating her life will be held at a later date.

John P. Harris, age 89, of Tonasket, passed away on Wednesday, May 12, 2010. He was born on June 7, 1920, in Jackson Hole, Wyo., to parents Earle and Elizabeth Harris. The family moved to Boise, Idaho, and this is where John was raised and graduated from high school. He served his country in the US Army and was a veteran of WW II and Korea. John married his childhood sweetheart, Kathryn Richardson, and they made their home in Boise. John worked as a sheet metal mechanic and was a member of the

sheet metal workers union for sixty plus years. John enjoyed snowmobiling, and was a member of the Idaho State Snowmobile Association. Following retirement, John and Kay moved to Portland to be near a son and family. They later moved to Tonasket where they made daily visits to Whistlers Restaurant. John was a member of the Tonasket American Legion, V.F.W. and the Tonasket Eagles. John is survived by his wife, Kay, at home in Tonasket; one daughter, Jeanne (Pete) Fulfer of Lowman,

Idaho; two sons, Bob (Penny) Harris of Tonasket, Steve (Janice) Harris of Portland, Ore.; one sister, Hope Gibbons of Boise, Idaho; two brothers, Tom Harris of New Mexico, Ben Harris of Washington; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and ten great-great-grandchildren. John was preceded in death by one sister, Faye; and one brother, Wayne. Graveside services were held on Tuesday, May 18, 2010, at 2 p.m. at the Tonasket Cemetery. Bergh Funeral Service of Oroville/Tonasket was in care of arrangements.

Don E. McFarland, 77 Don E. McFarland passed away at the age of 77, at home on May 11, 2010, following a short battle with cancer. Don was born April 27, 1933, in Leavenworth, Wash., to Clifford and Eva McFarland. He attended school in Omak, graduating in 1951. Don enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1952. He served as a helicopter mechanic and as a crew chief in the air rescue squadron. In 1962, he was involved with hydrogen bomb testing in the south Pacific. In 1963, he served a tour of duty in

Vietnam. He retired from the USAF in 1972 as a Master Sergeant. After he retired from the USAF, he returned to Omak with his wife, Joyce, whom he met while stationed in San Antonio in 1957. Don also retired from the Department of Transportation in 1992 as a Highway Maintenance Worker. In his extra time, he enjoyed gardening and working with wood. In his golden years, he enjoyed many long hours working with antique autos with the Rust Bunch and spending time with his faithful Jack Russell Terrier, Rhapsy.

Don was preceded in death by his parents; one sister; and a daughter, Joni. Don is survived by his loving wife, Joyce; and four children, Jay, Todd (Wanda), Angie and Chad; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one sister. Family and friends are invited to a memorial service that will be held at the Okanogan Eagles Lodge, Thursday, May 20, at 1 p.m. Your favorite dish would be appreciated. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Amedisys Hospice Service or the American Cancer Society.

Ken Miller, 62 Ken Miller was born in Omak, Wash., to Stanley and Dorothy (Thomas) Miller. Ken grew up in Pateros, Wash., and graduated Pateros High School in 1966. After high school, Ken attended WSU for a few months but found college wasn't for him at that time so he enlisted in the U.S. Army in February of 1968. He served as a Communications Central Specialist, and spent most of his military career stationed in Germany. Ken was awarded a Good Conduct Medal, National Service Medal and was a Sharpshooter in the M-14 class. After leaving the Army, he attended Central Washington State (University) and graduated in 1974 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Accounting and worked for four companies before venturing out on his own. Ken met the love of his life and future bride, Audrea Bergenholtz, while in the first grade. They began

their married life of over 41 years on Aug. 3, 1968. He is survived by his wife, Audrea; sons, Christopher (Lara) and Robert (Kim); grandchildren, Mackenzie, Nate, Emma and Cole; his mother, Dorothy; sisters, Carolyn Tallman (Rick), Glenda Bowman (Robert); numerous nieces, nephews, aunts,

uncles and cousins. His father, Stanley, preceded him in death. A private interment will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 22, 2010, at Pateros Cemetery in Pateros, Wash. A celebration of Ken's life will follow at Jim and Mary Murrah's home, 15 Dunning Road, Okanogan, Wash.

Mildred (Midge) Cheetham, 93 Mildred (Midge) Cheetham, of Conconully, Wash., passed away Feb. 22, 2010, in Central Washington. She was born in Bridgeport, Wash., Aug. 19, 1916, to Eilt and Louise Willms. Surrounded by family, Midge celebrated her 93rd birthday in August of 2009, with six generations present. She is very much missed and was loved by all. Midge married William (Bill) Cheetham on Feb. 20, 1934, in Okanogan, Wash. In 1946, she and Bill bought a small farm in Conconully where she lived until seven years ago, when she moved into an adult care home. An avid outdoorswoman, Midge spent most of her time at home

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gardening, changing water, building fences, putting up hay and raising their two daughters. Their home was open to all. Midge also enjoyed her many years of service as a member of the Okanogan Eastern Star, International Past Worthy Matron, the United Methodist Church and as the Lay Leader of the little white church in Conconully. She is survived by one daughter, Barbara Rothrock of Tonasket,

Wash.; one brother, Robert of Florida; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 15 great-greatgrandchildren; one great-great-greatgrandson. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one daughter; one brother; three sisters; and one greatgranddaughter. Memorial services will be held May 22, 2010, at the Conconully Church, at 1 p.m.

There has recently been an article in the paper declaring Okanogan County the “sickest” in the state of Washington. Our churches have said that “ain’t” right. So, on May 29, 2010, a meeting has been called to bring revival to the Okanogan Valley. Bring the infirm, bring the ones who have given up, bring the ones who have said “where is our God.” Bring the ones who are tired of church as usual.

1st Assembly of God, Omak Saturday, May 29, 2010, 7 p.m. 15 E. Bartlett 509-826-1950 Believe God is with us to make Okanogan County the least sick in the nation.

We invite you to come worship with us Faithful Baptist Church Independent, fundamentally Bible believing 19 N. Douglas, Omak • 509-429-8413 Pastor David Warner Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6 p.m Bible Teaching and Patch Club for kids

Omak First Baptist Church

429 Oak, Okanogan • 509-422-3411

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

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

Central Ave and Birch St. Reverend Ken Peterson Youth Leader: Lance O’Dell Worship 10:45 a.m. and Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Sunday school for all ages. Child care provided Church: 509-826-1290

Our Savior Lutheran

Church of Christ

St. Anne's Episcopal

First Baptist of Okanogan

Worship: 10:45 a.m. Christian Education Hour: 9:30 a.m. Junior Church and Nursery Pastor Chris Warren

Minister: Deacon Brian Bowes • 509-422-2652

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

5th and Tyee, Okanogan Sunday Services: 10 a.m. Bible Study 11 a.m. Worship Al Davis- 509-422-1273 or 509-486-0912

Church of Christ

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

Brewster Congregation Brewster Grange Hall, Hwy. 97 (South of Brewster) Sunday Bible Study- 9 a.m. Sunday Worship Service- 10 a.m. Evangelist: W.H. Winters • 509-826-0368

Cornerstone Christian Fellowship

Faith Missionary Baptist Church

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church

A Free Methodist Church

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

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

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

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

First Presbyterian Church Omak

New Fellowship Baptist

Presbyterian Church of Okanogan

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

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

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

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

Tonasket Free Methodist Church

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

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Community Prayer. Praying for Unity and Revival in the Valley 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 25 First Baptist Church, Okanogan

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

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

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United Methodist Church New Hope Chapel Pentecostal Church of God 118 W. Bartlett, Omak Sunday Morning 10 a.m. • Sunday Evening 7 p.m. Wednesday Night Bible Study: 7 p.m. Fourth Saturday of the month, 6 p.m. Gospel Jam, bring your instrument and join in. Pastor: JC Baughman 509-422-2402

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Kitterman murderers sentenced Mathis gets life, Richards 22 years By Al Camp The Chronicle

OKANOGAN — Reverberations from the death of a pregnant Tonasket woman will be felt for a long time, as told by family members in a packed courtroom May 11 for the sentencing of “Tonasket” Tansy Fay-Arwen Mathis, 30, and David Eugene Richards, 34. Mathis, a mother of seven, was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the stabbing death of the pregnant Michelle L. Kitterman. Kitterman was stabbed 39 times March 1, 2009, with a weapon described as an ice pick and left on the side of snowy, muddy Stalder Road about 14.5

miles southwest of Tonasket. Richards, her accomplice, was sentenced to 22 years that included four years for a Mathis deadly weapon enhancement. The pair from Spokane were found guilty April 22 following a three-week trial. “Dear judge, please make Mathis and Richards realize the trauma and grief they have put on our family,” Michelle”s mother, Tracy Kitterman, told the court. “Also, make them realize the trauma that they have had on so many people.” “The crime in this case is one

of the most egregious that we”ve had,” Okanogan County Prosecutor Karl Sloan said during sentencing. “The impact on so Richards many, frankly, is remarkable by its depth and breadth,” Chelan County Judge T.W. “Chip” Small said. “Michelle was loved by many, many people. Her life touched so many, many more than what regular folks do. So that the fact the court has been educated in that, helps the court in determining the severity of the conduct. “In addition, what cannot be ignored and obviously cannot

be forgotten is the heinous, horrific, depraved manner of this conduct.,” Small said. “To leave Michelle and her (unborn) son by the side of the road to die, completely disregarding human life in a manner that”s just incomprehensive to this court.” At the trial, Mathis was found guilty of aggravated firstdegree murder, first-degree manslaughter of an unborn child, first-degree kidnapping and tampering with evidence. Richards was found guilty of second-degree murder and first-degree manslaughter of an unborn quick child. “Miss Mathis has struggled with her demons in life, being a child sex abuse survivor, her drug addiction, she has become a person of faith, and that would be all that we have to say at this time,” Mathis” attorney,

Steve Graham said. Brent “Hollywood” Lane Phillips, 39, Spokane, testified in the trial as part of a plea agreement that included the state recommending a sentence of 26 years on reduced charges of first-degree murderpremeditated murder, firstdegree manslaughter of an unborn child, tampering with evidence and first-degree kidnapping. Phillips said Mathis initially stabbed Kitterman in the abdomen five times before giving him the pick and telling him to finish her. Phillips testified how he repeatedly stabbed Kitterman including the fatal, 5-inch wound in her back. Mathis, Richards and Phillips all testified they used and were dealers of methamphetamine.

A fourth defendant, Lacey Kae Hirst-Pavek, 35, Crumbacher, is scheduled to go to trial July 6 on charges of first-degree murder and firstdegree manslaughter for allegedly getting Mathis to find people to rough up Kitterman and cause her to lose the baby. Hirst-Pavek’s husband, Daniel Pavek, fathered the child, court records said. When she got older, Michelle worked as a receptionist, at a Subway, grocery store, as a waitress and as a model, where agencies sought her services. Kitterman took good care of her son, Nathan, her mother said. When she started using drugs, it put her in contact with people that didn’t care about what happened, her mother said in court.

Slightly tippy canoe plies Omak Lake’s waters By Roger Harnack The Chronicle OMAK — Teacher Eric Simmons stands beside a 38foot outrigger canoe built by Omak middle and high school students. Nine would-be paddlers anxiously take their seats in the wood-ribbed, canvas-shelled canoe. The boat tips slowly away from the starboard outrigger the nervous crew reacts, leaning heaving into the outrigger, stabilizing the canoe as it prepares to ply the waters of Omak Lake. “We found out earlier it can tip,” Simmons tells the crew. “We had to swim it back in.” Dozens of students, parents and others turned out to see the vessel”s maiden voyage near St. Mary’s Mission on May 14. The launch was the culmination of a $3,000 project involving a high school

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Shyleah Picard, 15, of Omak. paddles the outrigger on Omak Lake. woodshop class and a middle school Xtreme Challenge afterschool program. As the boat pulls away from shore, synchronized paddlers move the vessel upwards of 7

knots. Shyleah Picard, 15, sets the pace from her seat in the front. “If you don’t have a good arm, it hurts,” she says of paddling.

Man safe after jump from Omak bridge By Brenda Starkey The Chronicle OMAK — Omak police responded to a reported drowning before 11 a.m. Saturday, May 15, but the victim was later found to have survived his jump from the

Central Avenue bridge. Scott Martin, 47, and Perry Moore, age unknown, apparently jumped off the north side of the bridge. Martin swam to shore on the west side of the river, but was unable to find Moore and called for help.

“I hoped to God he was alive,” Martin said. “The current was a little swift.” Moore later turned up ashore. Omak Fire Department, LifeLine Ambulance were called, and the Sheriff's Office put its boat in the river.

Her arm hurts a little. Simmons urges paddlers to stay synchronized and to keep their weight to the center of the boat as it heads to deeper water. Nearby canoeists and kayakers give chase, awed by the antique-looking vessel. After about 10 minutes, paddlers change their pace and direction, returning to shore. Omak North Elementary School first-grade teacher Ellie Smedile is among the first crew member on shore. “I loved it,” she says, adding she was “very confident” in the student-built vessel. On shore, the crew is greeted with a barbecue. Jonathan Thompson, 17, is serving food. He was one of the boat”s builders, and one of the crewmen who went swimming when it capsized on its second trip on the water. “It was a lot of work,” he says. “But it was a lot of fun.”

Simmons says he hopes that”s how others helping construct and crew the boat see it. Simmons says he not sure what the future holds for the

boat. “We’d like to take it to the San Juan Islands with the kids,” he said. “And maybe we”ll consider some competitions.”

Okanogan Chamber Annual Banquet Tuesday, June 1 • Okanogan Grange Hall Four course Meal • Guest Speaker, Doug Woodrow Social Hour 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. • Dinner 6:30 p.m. Tickets available at Rawson’s, The Rusty Shovel, Derina’s Public Welcome • $12.95 per person or $20 a couple

Okanogan County man held in Quincy The Chronicle QUINCY — A 22-year-old Okanogan County man was arrested on multiple charges after he allegedly fled a traffic stop, causing the evacuation of

a church. Anthony Hughes was booked on suspicion of seconddegree burglary, attempting to elude and other charges. Police attempted to pull Hughes over a little before 11:30

a.m. Saturday, May 15, but he allegedly failed to stop. The suspect led police out of the city, where he allegedly fled on foot across a field near a Catholic church, which was evacuated as a precaution.

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College to induct Sparber Top officials look over close plays The late Dale Sparber, Omak’s mayor for seven years, competed along with Byron Ennis, Okanogan, and Glenn Speaks, Twisp, on the 1955 Wenatchee Valley College football team coached by former NFL Sparber coach Don Coryell. Sparber and his teammates, along with Coryell, will be inducted into the college’s Hall of Fame on June 5. Festivities begin with a 5 p.m. social hour, 6:30 p.m. dinner, then the induction ceremonies in Van Tassell Center on the college’s Wenatchee campus, 1300 Fifth St. Tickets are $35, with proceeds benefitting the college athletics. For reservations, contact the WVC Athletic Department at 509-682-6886. Seating is limited. Sparber was born in Clarkston but grew up in Cashmere, where he graduated before playing for Wenatchee Valley College and later attending University of Montana. The 1955 team blended Canadian, Hawaiian and regional talent for Coryell, who coached the team to an unbeaten regular season. The only blemish wasa tie with Grays Harbor in the mud at Aberdeen in the final game of the year. The Knights played in the Potato Bowl at Bakersfield, Calif., with host Bakersfield College winning the game. Coryell went on to San Diego State and then the National Football League, where he coached at St. Louis and San Diego. ◆◆◆◆◆ Some close plays were called recently by umpire Marty Palmanteer, with a couple of them bringing howls from fans and players. Palmanteer is the only umpire I’ve known that will ask during a game to look at photographs of a play to see if the call was right. He’s also the only official that’s ever come to the newspaper to review photos of plays, to see if he was in Palmanteer the right position and got the call right. Close plays Palmanteer checked this year include Okanogan shortstop Dylan Otis tagging a Chelan runner at second base on a throw from home and a call at home plate between Omak and Okanogan softball teams. For Otis, Palmanteer said he turned wrong on the throw, causing him to see in a “straightline” and not be able to see the play well. He later apologized to Otis. “It’s all about angles,” Palmanteer said. “If you get a good angle, you are 45 degrees to the play and at least 15 feet away. If you get too close everything comes together too fast. You back up and give yourself some distance and you can pick it up a lot better.” The Chelan runner’s hand hit Otis’ knee, which was blocking the bag. The case of the bang-bang softball play at home plate found Okanogan’s Bailey Miller’s right foot entangling Marcy Harris, who had blocked the plate.

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Rise rises to racing victory Drag racing returns to airport strip June 13 The Chronicle OSOYOOS, B.C. — Al Rise, Tonasket, won the pro stock drag racing title at the Wine Country Racing Association’s May 16 races at the airport. Penticton’s Nick Horbatch cut a .501 light, where .500 is a perfect light. The races drew 40 cars, organizer a Weninger said. The next race is Sunday, June 13. Other winners include:

Sportsman bracket Tom Hansum, Penticton, B.C., 2004 Chevrolet pickup, def. Riley Martin, Oliver, 2005 Dodge Mangum. Pro bracket Al Rise, Tonasket, 1986 Mustang, def. Kayle Shaw, Penticton, 1980 Chevrolet pickup. Pro bracket fast Ralph Pool, Kelowna, 1968 Plymouth Barracuda, def. Niel Ericson, Osoyoos, B.C., 1969 Chevrolet Camaro. Bike/sled Ed Huffman, Oliver, B.C., 2006 Suzuki, def. Steve Macor, Osoyoos, B.C., 2002 Kawasaki.

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Oroville’s Ron Peterson, in his 1971 El Camino, lines up for time trials against Tonasket’s Al Rise, in his white, 1986 Mustang, in the Wine Country Racing Association’s 1/8-mile drags May 16 in Osoyoos, B.C. Rise won the pro bracket.

First-ever skateboard throwdown set for B3 New competition slated for Saturday in Tonasket park By Brenda Starkey The Chronicle

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Tracey Clark gets kicked during peewee boys calf riding May 16 at the Okanogan County Junior Rodeo in the Stampede Arena.

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Vargas, Kramer take high point honors The Chronicle OMAK – Drew Vargas and Taylor Kramer took high point honors and earned $250 scholarships during the Okanogan County Junior Rodeo on May 15-16 in the Stampede Arena. Honors: Tonya Lay Award (spirit of the rodeo): Payton Abrahamson. Heidi Fritts-Davis (hard luck): Krista Marchand. Denice Condon: Shelby Ives. Little People Mutton Bustin: 1. Lynda Rose Dietrich, 59 points, and Dalley Angstrom, 59 points. 2. Bryson Butterfly, 57 points. Goat Undecorating: 1. Quincey Downey, 11.479 seconds. 2. Tyler Popelier, 13.099 seconds. California Stake Race: 1. Tyler Popelier, 11.602 seconds. 2. Dalley Angstrom, 11.868 seconds. Dummy Roping: 1. Justin Bales. 2. Thomas Bales. Barrels: 1. Lynda Rose Dietrich, 30.362. 2. Hattie Ray Buchert, 38.931. PeeWee Girls All Around Winner: Karlie Richey, 11 points. Goat decorating: 1. Abigail Popelier, 24.687. 2. Shantana Pakootas, 25.748. Calf Riding: 1. Ravina Pakootas, 60 points. 2. Payton Abrahamson, 52 points. Poles: 1. Karlie Richey, 20.895. 2. Payton Abrahamson, 21.537. Dummy Roping: 1. Shantana Pakootas. 2. Karlie Richey. Barrels: 1. Karlie Richey, 20.895. 2. Payton Abrahamson, 21.537. PeeWee Boys All Around Winner: CJ Vargas, 14 points. Goat decorating: 1. CJ Vargas, 16.100. 2. Chantz Popelier, 21.487. Poles: 1. CJ Vargas, 31.342. 2.

Corey Olson, 44.730. Dummy Roping: 1. Tristen Bales. 2. Corey Olson. Barrels: 1. Chantz Popelier, 20.221. 2. CJ Vargas, 22.588. Calf Riding: 1. Chantz Popelier, 66 points. 2. CJ Vargas, 65 points. Junior Boys All Around Winner: Cody Swanson, 14 points. Calf Riding: 1. Jefferson Desjardins, 77 points. 2. Tanner White, 72 Points. Goat tying: 1. Cody Swanson, 18.374. 2. Dylan Beck, 20.894. Poles: 1. Cody Swanson, 23.894. 2. Austin Herrera, 27.234. Barrels: 1. Cody Swanson, 20.262. 2. Dreamer Best, 20.873. Junior Girls All Around Winner: Cayden Diefenbach, 12 points. Calf Riding: 1. Krista Marchand, 63 points. 2. Randi Rae Sam, 61 points. Goat tying: 1. Cayden Diefenbach, 14.448. 2. Kerry Ann Stanley, 15.238. Poles: 1. Cayden Diefenbach, 22.911. 2. Riata Marchant, 23.615. Barrels: 1. Riata Marchant, 18.506. 2. Cayden Diefenbach, 19.330. Intermediate Boys All Around Winner: Drew Vargas, 7 points. Steer riding: 1. Chase Nigg, 79. 2. Charles LaPlante, 72. Chute doggin: 1. Klayton Sybout, 10.938. 2. Drew Vargas, 11.066. Calf Stake: 1. Drew Vargas, 18.865. 2. John Symonds, 21.633. Intermediate Girls All Around Winner: Aubree Newton and Kaelyn Marchand, 8 points. Goat tying: 1. Kaelyn Marchand, 12.042. 2. Bailey Nachtlgal, 13.838. Poles: 1. Kate Bodeau, 24.783. 2. Kacie Lane, 24.872. Barrels: 1. Aubree Newton, 19.181. 2. Kate Bodeau, 19.827. Steer Riding: 1. Aubree Newton,

TONASKET – The B3 Skatepark Project will host its first T-Town SK8 Throwdown on Saturday, May 22. It will be the inaugural competition at the B3 Skatepark, which opened last year in Chief Tonasket Park. Hundreds of dollars in prizes will be awarded, thanks to the generosity of sponsors throughout Okanogan County and the state, organizers said. Top riders from Lib Tech Skateboards will be on hand to ride with local skaters and judge the competition. Throwdown is open to riders of all ages and skill levels. The entry fee is $15 the day of the event, or $10 ahead of time at Allen’s Auto Parts, 308 S. Whitcomb Ave. Pre-registration must be completed during business hours on or before Friday, May 21. All competitors younger than 18 must have a parent or guardian sign a waiver of liability, organizers said. Competitors will receive a T-shirt and dinner at the Community Cultural Center, 411 S. Western Ave., after the event. Friends, family and community members can get dinner for a donation. Practice begins at 11 a.m. Competition is from 2-4 p.m. Hip hop and reggae artist Essential I will perform from 44:30 p.m. DJ Sticky of Sick Donkey Records will provide sound during the event. Dinner and skate videos will run from 5-8 p.m.

Seattle boy wins top Rotary Fishing Derby honors in Conconully The Chronicle

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Cody Swanson dives off his horse during junior goat tying. 74 points. 2. Kaelyn Marchand, 70 points. Senior Girls All Around Winner: Taylor Kramer, 11 points. Cow riding: 1. Shelby Ives, 74 points. Goat Tying: 1. Taylor Kramer, 14.727. 2. Hanna Gotham, 16.515.

Poles: 1. Taylor Kramer, 23.279. 2. Mikayla Harris, 24.439. Barrels: 1. Hanna Gotham, 19.086. 2. Taylor Kramer, 19.400. Senior Boys All Around Winner: Robert Parisien, 4 points. Chute Doggin: 1. Robert Parisien, 15.688. 2. Chris Desjardins, 20.242.

CONCONULLY – Jesse Chutich, 15, Seattle, landed a 2pound trout earning him the Glen Deal Grand Champion award during the OkanoganOmak Rotary Fishing Derby on May 15 at Conconully Chutich Lake and Conconully Reservoir. Chutich’s fish was 16 3/8 inches long. Other winners are; Age 5 and under: 1, Sedeaju Michel, 5, Omak. 2, Reese Bowling, 3, Omak. 3 (tie) Adam Mitchell, 2, and Kiona Michel, 3, both of Omak. Age 6-8: 1, Tanner Sackman, 8, Omak. 2, Ryan Martuscelli, 7, Walla Walla. 3, Kaiden Palmer, 6, Omak. Age 9-11: 1, Barry Detwiler, 9, Okanogan. 2, Kaija Lovelady, 9, Okanogan. 3, Ian Englert, 11, Riverside. Age 12-15: 1, Mistina Hartney, 12, Okanogan. 2, Matthew Laducer, 12, Okanogan.

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Sports • The Chronicle • May 19, 2010

Top tennis seeds win

Speedy sports stories Driessen named baseball’s MVP

County makes up 7 of 8 boys in singles By Al Camp The Chronicle OMAK – Okanogan County dominated high school boys tennis play May 15 at various town courts during the first round of the 1A/2B/1B district tournament. Of the eight players who reached the quarterfinals, seven were from the county. The tournament provided few surprises, Omak coach Lance O’Dell said, with 15 of the 16 seeded players or teams reaching the second weekend. While the top boys made quick work with two set victories, the doubles teams in the quarterfinals all needed three sets to win. The first two rounds were single elimination. A modified double elimination format started with the quarterfinals contested Saturday. District continues at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 22, with semifinal singles at North Cascades Athletic Club, 568 N. Pine St., and semifinal doubles at Omak High School, 20 S. Cedar St. Quarterfinal summaries from district 6: Boys singles No. 1 seeded Brett Hendrick, Tonasket, reached a semifinal match with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Omak’s Kyle Allen. Chelan’s Mat Engstrom, who defeated Oroville’s Jesse Barker 7-5, 6-0, will meet Hendrick. Allen and Barker will meet in a loser-out consolation match. In the other half of the draw, No. 2 seeded Tyler Hendrick, Omak, will meet Tonasket’s Lee Leavell. In the quarterfinals, Hendrick won 6-1, 6-1 over Okanogan’s Hayden Behrens while Leavell defeated Liberty Bell’s Dylan Wolfe 6-3, 6-1. Behrens and Wolfe will face

each other in the other half of the consolations bracket in a loser-out match. Boys doubles No. 1 Matt Taylor and Cody Schmidt, Cashmere, defeated Isaac Reister and Steele, Cascade, 6-1, 3-6, 6-4. Nic Schulz and Jake Giesen, Liberty Bell, defeated Robert Parks and Julian Olmos, Entiat, 2-6, 6-2, 6-0. Brad Ives and Josh Gray, Omak, defeated Jordan Hertlein and Zach Neely, Okanogan, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2. Elliot McLeod and Eric Sype, Cashmere, defeated Karl Bharucha and Damon Sprague, Tonasket, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2. Ives and Gray will meet McLeod and Sype in one semifinal. Taylor and Schmidt will meet Schulz and Giesen in the other. In loser-out consolation matches, Reister and Steel will face Parks and Olmos and Bharucha and Sprague will face Hertlein and Neely. Girls singles No. 1 seed Leah Newell, Cascade, won 6-0, 6-0 over Rae Schwartz, Chelan. No. 2 seed Brittany Webster, Brewster, won 6-0, 6-0 over Taylor Sarmiento, Oroville. Erica Chavez, Pateros, defeated Okanogan’s Ines Huizar 6-3, 6-3. Annette Ives, Lake Roosevelt, defeated Stefanie McQuaig, Wilson Creek, 6-3, 6-2. In the semifinals, Chavez will face Newell and Ives will play Webster. In the consolation, loser-out matches, Schwartz will face Huizar and Sarmiento will face McQuaig. Girls doubles Houston Robison and Rachelle Anderson, Chelan, def. MaryJordan Braley and Rachel Riggle, Omak, 6-4, 7-5.

OKANOGAN — Brewster’s Eli Driessen was voted the Most Valuable Player for Caribou Trail League baseball. The Bears’ Jerrod Riggan was named Coach of the Year. Tonasket received the team sportsmanship award. First team: Eli Driessen, MVP, and Stockton Taylor, Brewster; Taylor Isadore and Evan Parton, Cascade; Luke Dilly, Spencer Lee and Nick Tarver, Cashmere; Josh Burbery, Chelan; T.J. Gilman, Okanogan; Justin Dibble, Omak. Second team: Alex Urias and Miguel Churape, Brewster; Jeffrey Foote, Cascade; Trenton Johnson and Cooper Elliot, Cashmere; Alex Brown and Jesse Quigley, Chelan; Jordan Bradley, Okanogan; Dylan Green, Omak. Honorable mention: Manny Rubio, Brewster; Brennan Champagne, Geoffry Linn and Ben Smithson, Cascade; Tyler McNair, Kyle Weiler and Jacob Andruss, Cashmere; Kyle Nelson, Chelan; Kramer Carlson and Cade Egbert, Lake Roosevelt; Joe Townsend, Okanogan; Jordan Velasco, Omak; Tyler Thornton and R.J. Roeber, Tonasket.

Duck named CTL’s top softball coach

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Liberty Bell’s Christina Purten returns a shot during district tennis May 15 at the North Cascades Athletic Club in Omak. Stephanie O’Bryan and Mikaela Kowatsch, Cashmere, defeated Ellen Rodgers and Liz Rodriguez, Okanogan, 6-1, 6-4. Tori Smith and Noelle Parton, Cascade, defeated Joslin Odle and Umbee Cho, Cashmere, 6-1, 6-2. Danielle Pecha and Caitlyn Law, Omak, defeated Jessica Dominquez and Jazzman

Dominquez, Liberty Bell, 6-3, 6-3. In the semifinals, Robinson and Anderson will meet O’Bryan and Kowatsch and Smith and Parton will take on Pecha and Law. In the consolations, Braley and Riggle will face Rodgers and Rodriguez and Odle and Cho will face cousins Dominquez and Dominguez.

Omak fastpitch reaches district finals The Chronicle OMAK – The Omak High School girls softball team remains on track for a state berth following the first week of district play in East Side Park. Okanogan stayed alive for state, too, though it was dropped into the consolation side of the double-elimination tournament by Omak, 9-4. The Bulldogs eliminated Lake Roosevelt 15-5 May 11 in a play-in game and knocked out Brewster 7-6 in the first round of play May 15. On the other side of the bracket, No. 5 Chelan eliminated No. 4 Cashmere 5-1 before falling 5-0 to No. 1 Cascade in the semifinals. Play resumes in Brewster on Saturday, May 22. Cascade and Omak will play at 11 a.m. for the district championship and No. 1 seed to state. Chelan and Okanogan will play at 1 p.m. in a loser-out game. The winner plays the loser of the championship game at 3 p.m. for the No. 2 seed to state. No. 2 seed Omak jumped out to a 6-1 lead after two innings and never looked back against No. 6 seed Okanogan on a hot afternoon. Shirlee Ramos got the win by spreading eight Okanogan hits.

OKANOGAN — Omak’s Rick Duck was named coach of the year in the Caribou Trail League. Cascade’s Taylor Gilbert recently was voted Player of the Year. Omak’s Leicie Ables and Ramsi Marchand along with Brewster’s Holly Hammons and Lake Roosevelt’s Jada Desautel were named to the first team. Cascade received the team sportsmanship award. First team: Taylor Gilbert, Cascade, Player of the Year. Holly Hammonds, Brewster; Veronica Hontou, Kendra Farnsworth and Clairissa DeLaVergne, Cascade; Lyndsey Duck Fox and Taylor McClellan, Chelan; Jada Desautel, Lake Roosevelt; Leicie Ables and Ramsi Marchand, Omak. Second team: Jessie Hammons, Brewster; Kaija Cheyne and Taliya RiddickWaters, Cascade; Erin Smith, Abby Motes-Conners and Taran Hesselschwardt, Cashmere; Chelsea Gocke, Chelan; Krista Olson and Carly Harris, Okanogan. Honorable mention: Nykia Mariscal, Ashley Hammons and CasSondra Hogan, Brewster; Marissa Thompson and Ali Schauer, Cascade; Shelby Holt, Cashmere; Kelsey Edwards, Lake Roosevelt; Kelsey Chiles, Okanogan; Hannah Thomason, Kristin Roberts, Shirlee Ramos and Marcy Harris, Omak; Jessica Rhoads and Rylee Fewkes, Tonasket.

Omak, Okanogan, Brewster baseball fall PESHASTIN – Omak, Okanogan and Brewster were dropped out of district baseball play last week. The Bears went the furthest before being eliminated 9-1 by Chelan in the first game on May 15. Brewster managed only one unearned run as Josh Burbery notched the win over the league’s MVP Eli Driessen. Omak and Okanogan each were eliminated in loser-out games May 11. Chelan to0k out Omak 11-2 behind Burbery, who struck out nine, walked four and scattered six hits. Driessen struck out nine and walked two in Brewster’s 6-0 win over Okanogan. Driessen allowed only one hit by the Bulldogs, a bunt single by T.J. Gilman in the third inning. Gilman allowed seven hits while striking out one and walking one. Brewster scored six runs in the third inning, including a threerun home run by Ed Hernandez. Brewster: Alex Urias 2-4; Smith 2-3; Ed Hernandez 1-3, HR, 3 RBIs.

Cashmere edges Brewster in soccer WENATCHEE – Cashmere edged Brewster 7-6 in district soccer following a lengthy shootout May 15 in the Apple Bowl. Cashmere is seeded No. 1 to the state tournament, Brewster No. 2. On May 11, Brewster handed Manson its first loss of the year, 21. Cashmere won 4-2 over Chelan to set up the district final match. In the district consolation match, Manson won 4-0 over Chelan to claim the No. 3 state berth. First-round state games May 18 included Brewster against Connell, Manson against Highland and Meridian against Cashmere. Brewster and Cashmere are on the same side of the bracket and if they win could meet semifinals Friday, May 28.

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Pub seniors go 2-2 in Winthrop

Omak’s Leicie Ables stretches for a throw against Okanogan. In the loss, Krista Olson struck out eight, walked six and gave up 9 hits. Omak: Ables 2-3, 3 RBIs, 2b; Roberts 1-4, 2R, 2b; Ramos 2-4; Hauso 1-3, 2 R, home run; Sachse 3-4, 2R; Robles 1-3. Okanogan: Schreckengost 1-4; Kailey Harris 2-4, 2 R; Carly Harris 2-3, R; Olson 1-3, RBI; Chiles 2-3, 2B; Miller 1-4; Stefanie Marchand 1-3, R. Krista Olson struck out a Brewster hitter looking and with the tying run at third in the opening round of district. Okanogan: Schreckengost 1-3 2R; Kailey Harris 2-4, 2R, RBI; Carly Harris 2-3, 2 R, 2B, RBI; Olson 1-2, 2 RBIs; Chiles 1-4, RBI. Against Lake Roosevelt, the

Bulldogs earned the No. 6 seed to district after giving up three runs to the Raiders in the top of the first inning. Lake Roosevelt was limited to five hits to Okanogan’s 15 hits, though the Bulldogs committed three errors to none for the Raiders. Lake Roosevelt: Chaney 1-2, 2 R; Monaghan 3-3. Okanogan: Tyler Schreckengost 13, R; Kailey Harris 2-2, 2 R, RBI; Carly Harris 1-3 2 R, 2 RBIs; Krista Olson 34, 2 R, RBI; Kelsey Chiles 3-4 2 R, 2B, 3 RBIs; Bailey Miller 2-3, 2 R, 2 RBI;

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Brewster’s Holly Hammons, a first-team all-league player, winds up for a deliver during district May 15 in Omak. Quincee Heindselman 2-3, R, 2B, 2 RBIs; Stefanie Marchand 2-3, 2 R, RBI.

WINTHROP – The North Country Pub senior softball team went 2-2 at a tournament May 15-16. The Pub opened play winning 19-7 over the host team Red Apple. Hitting: Jay Short 5-5, double; Jerry Cahill 4-4; Rick Halterman 4-4, double; Jeff Emmett 3-5; Mike Tews 2-3; Rod Whitinger 2-4; Roy Bowden 2-4. Morris Clark of Spokane edged the Pub 14-11 in the second game on Saturday. Hitting: Jay Short 4-4, double; Roy Bowden 2-2; Edwin Marchand 3-4, double; Rod Whitinger 2-3, home run; Dale Linklater 2-3. The Pub edged Beer 1 6-4 on Sunday morning. Hitting: Jeff Emmett 3-3, 2 doubles; Jay Short 2-3, double. The Pub fell 11-4 to PJ’s Excavation from Malaga in the final game. Hitting: Lee Pilkinton 2-3; Roy Bowden 2-3. -The Chronicle











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LaGrou, Youngers set top marks in CTL track By Al Camp The Chronicle TONASKET – Omak’s Joseph LaGrou and Brewster’s Amanda Youngers won their events and are among the best in the state following the Caribou Trail League track championships May 14 at the Tonasket High School. LaGrou cleared a personal best of 6 feet, 3 inches in winning the high jump. He is No. 1 in the state for 1A athletes. Youngers won the shot put at 37 feet, 10 inches, the second best mark in the state. Omak’s Rachael Kraske won the 400 in a personal best of 1:00.75 and won the 200 in 26.77. Both are fifth best in the state. “Overall, it was an exceptional day for some Omak athletes,” coach David Lamb said. The Cashmere girls 4x400 relay won in 4:13.07, which is second best in the state. Omak’s relay is third best in the state

Sidelines From B1 No one questioned Miller being out. Palmanteer ejected Harris for kicking. I missed the kick because I stopped shooting for a fraction of a second as I thought the play was over. When Miller fell back I fired off a few more shots. Palmanteer, who is respected by coaches throughout the Caribou Trail League, called softball games at district in Omak. He’s also been selected to work the state 1A tournament. ◆◆◆◆◆ Oh how I love finding county names being used elsewhere, There is a dog named Omak that recently took a hike up Rooster Comb and Snow Mountain near Lake Placid, N.Y. The dog was the star of the climb, which included hills, by our standard, of less than 3,000 feet each. Speaking of Omak, it’s part of the name of Medomak Valley’s Panthers, which are playing in softball right now in Maine. ◆◆◆◆◆ Derin and Austin Benson, both of Brewster, recently received varsity letters at Doane College in Crete, Neb. Derin Benson earned a letter in baseball. Austin Benson lettered in basketball. They were part of 286 letter winners in 20 sports this past academic year at the college. New this year were letter winners in dance and cheerleading. ◆◆◆◆◆ Sean Kato, Omak, finished second in his age group at the Fiasco in Pasco duathlon on May 8. Kato, competing in the men’s age 35 to 39, completed the duathlon — a 5-K crosscountry run, a 30K bike ride and another 5K run — in 1 hour, 33 minutes and 24 seconds. He completed the first run in 20:09.31, the bike leg in 50:21.66 and the final run in 22:07.96. His final time includes transition times as competitors change from bike to running shoes or apparel. ◆◆◆◆◆ Gov. Christine Gregoire recently declared May 16-22 as “Bear Awareness Week.” The declaration came as a way to recognize the value of bears and the need to educate the public on how to live and recreate safely with them. The Grizzly Bear Outreach Project includes a Web site with Black Bear more information, A sampling of Bear Awareness Week facts from the Web site includes Black bears have good eyesight (comparable to humans) and very good hearing. Plus, their sense of smell is unparalleled — seven times greater than a dog. The photo was by Chris Weston/Chris Weston Wildlife Photography. ◆◆◆◆◆ Stockton Taylor, Brewster, learned last week he will not need to undergo Tommy John surgery for a sore elbow and could return to post-season action. “He’s a tremendous kid,”

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Speedy sports stories Hoops camp slated for Okanogan girls OKANOGAN – The girls basketball camp for Okanogan girls going into third- to eighth-grades this fall will be June 22-25 at the high school’s Dawson Gym, 244 5th Ave. S. The camp will run 10 a.m. to noon each day. The cost is $25, which includes a T-shirt. Registration forms are available at Virginia Grainger Elementary, 1118 Fifth Ave. S., and Okanogan Middle School, 244 5th Ave. S.

(second at Tonasket) at 4:13.94. The team included Carly Wildermuth, Yuremi Lopez, Ashley Barker and Kraske. Cashmere’s Ben Allen won the 100 in 11.06, the 200 in 22.67 and the 400 in 49.83. His times were the fastest in the state this year. No one else in the state has broken 51 seconds in the 400. Tonasket track coach Bob Thornton said it took more than 40 volunteers to put on the meet. He said the volunteers, coaches and athletes produced a smooth running meet. The district meet is 4 p.m. Friday, May 21, at Cashmere High School. The Top 2 in each event earn berths to state May 28-29 at Eastern Washington University in Cheney. Many of those in third place will be trying to move up, Okanogan coach Zach Spaet said, who had several athletes finish third at Tonasket. They included Okanogan’s 4x400 relay, Enver Figueroa in

the long- and triple-jumps, Britnee Grooms in the 800, Jameka Townsend in the javelin and LeeAnn Fudge in the longand triple-jumps. Also finishing third were Omak’s Jeffery Condon in the 800, Tonasket’s Kyndra Dellinger in the 1,600, and Brewster’s Sydney McHugo in the discus. Boys team scores: 1, Cashmere

221. 2, Chelan 78. 3, Okanogan 64. 4, Cascade 60. 5, Tonasket 45. 6, Omak 24. 7, Brewster 17. 8, Lake Roosevelt 14. Girls team scores: 1, Cashmere 159.5. 2, Cascade 94. 3, Chelan 87. 4, Okanogan 83. 5, Omak, 76.5 6, Brewster 35. 7, Tonasket 17. 8, Lake Roosevelt 4. Top 3 1A results plus 2B track story is posted online at

Coach Jerrod Riggan said. “He will be ready for summer baseball.” Riggan said doctors in Cincinnati did not find an elbow ligament tear. “He will be fine,” Riggan said. “I wish we had this diagnosis from the Wenatchee doctors. They took my best player from me for the past month. He could have been hitting this whole time.” ◆◆◆◆◆ Ryan Price, Okanogan, attended a Barton Football Marketing Workout on May 1 in Mercer Island. Since Price plays outside the area Price where most schools look

for a quarterbacks, he opted to show what he could do in Seattle. said, “Price (6-2, 204) was a bit of a revelation. Coming from the central area of Washington, Okanogan isn’t known for it’s big-time talent.” So soon people forget Will Derting in football. “And he’s not just a standin-the-pocket passer either; he’s a legitimate three-sport star back home,” said. “It’ll be interesting to see if some of the Big Sky schools come calling. But it’s clear that Price has a lot of untapped potential.” ◆◆◆◆◆ Former Tonasket High School boys basketball coach Mike Thacker recently signed to coach at Liberty in Spangle outside of Spokane. In 25 years, Thacker is 375240 after stints at Tonasket, Moses Lake and most recently

12 years at Freeman near Spokane, where he was released in August of 2007. Thacker, 52, will continue to teach at Freeman. ◆◆◆◆◆ C.J. Lockwood recently was selected to play in the annual East/West All-Star Football Game for seniors June 26 in Yakima. Others from the Caribou Trail League selected to Lockwood play include Chelan’s Doug Ramsey, Cascade’s Roberto Mendoza and Cashmere’s Christian O’Neal.

Peewee barrels added to Bulls event

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TONASKET – A section of peewee barrels will be added to this year’s Bulls and Barrels on Aug. 6 at the Tonasket Rodeo Grounds south of town just off State Highway 97. Peewees must be able to compete without parental assistance, organizer Trampas Stucker said. There will be fewer open barrels competitors and a single section of junior barrels. There will be no junior bulls. Senior bull riders will be age 18 and under. The entry deadline is July 31. Bull riders can contact Stucker at 5090-486-1012 or Bev McDaniel at 509-223-4361. Barrel racers can contact Rhonda Colbert at 509-476-3503.

Gold Wings to hold taco feed at Eagles OKANOGAN – The Gold Wing Touring Association will have a taco feed at Okanogan Eagles Aerie, 1820 N. Second Ave., at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 22. Three tacos and dessert will be $5. The chapter collects funds to purchase more than $4,000 in toys for children at Christmas. It also donates to the food bank, Support Center, flags for veterans’ graves on Memorial Day and other causes. A raffle for a gas-powered edger is planned.

Horse ride to include poker hands KELLER – The second annual Ed Livell Memorial poker horse ride is Saturday, June 12, starting at the Keller Rodeo Grounds, a mile north of town on state Highway 21. The ride starts at 9 a.m. and lasts to 4 p.m. An Indian Taco Feed is planned for 5 p.m., with music provided by Johnny Whitecloud. Cost is $25 for a buy in and $5 for extra hands.

Mazama camp to help Nordic skiers MAZAMA – The Bend Endurance Academy of Oregon will host a North Cascades Nordic Development Camp from June 23-27 at the community center at the junction of Lost River and Goat Creek roads. The five-day camp is designed for relative beginners and seasoned veterans ages 14-23 with some roller skiing experience. For more information, visit

Signups start for Pateros 3-on-3 tourney PATEROS – Basketball teams are being sought for the annual 3on-3 Apple Pie Jamboree tournament. The tournament starts at 8 a.m. Saturday, July 17, in the Pateros Mall parking lot. The cost is $60 that is due by July 14. Teams can signup online at —The Chronicle

We would like to THANK all of our generous donors and members who contributed to the success of our 2nd Annual Okanogan Athletic Booster Club Dinner & Auction. We are very proud of the accomplishments the OABC has achieved in such a short time. The OABC is committed to supporting our student athletes and athletic programs at Okanogan High School. We are truly blessed with such a giving community! Go Dawgs! Smoker Marchand Erick & Lana Judd Flatland Floor Covering Nelson's Flowers Jim & Kelly Olson OABC Kevin Daling Okanogan HS Baseball Team Deer Haven Resort Alex Wheeler DQ Coffee Xpress Giddy Up Western Wear Krystal Nissen Omak Stampede Sandy & Tony Petersen Seattle Seahawks LaQuinta Inn & Suites Brian Smith Corner Shelf Valley Lumber Trisha Bradley Tim Patrick Photography Okanogan Valley Golf Course Dr. Thill Bison Video Shine & Shade David & Elenore Townsend Trudy McAdams Shell of Omak Community Net/Bill Swayze Chevron Darin & Erin Radke Dr. Nau Heaven's Touch Jay & Marla Vanderweide Leslie Todd Melissa Sexton Morgan and Son Excavation Okanogan Truck & Tractor Papa Murphy's Sears Stampede Teriyaki Taco Time

Wayne Lawson Don & Ella Schreckgost Flying Shield Ranch Gordon Pitts Leah Reese Nate & Jenny Kruse Randy & Debbie Spaet Sharon Rumbolz Sue Stranger Back on the Rack Brett & Lisa Baum Hamilton Farm Equipment Robinson Canyon Mini Storage Denny Neely Omak Ace Hardware Rancho Chico Dave's Gun & Pawn Lees & Duke Excavation Xtreme Power Sports Andy & Pam Knutson Okanogan County Commandos Randy's Towing Optical Outfitters Les Schwab Creative Image Valley Lumber Simply Stylin' NCAC Alpine Vet Culligan Moran's Photography Prostitch Walmart Slide Waters Chelan Apple Springs Whitley Fuel RB Little & Co. Spokane Chiefs PC Nut Hut 2nd Avenue Espresso Bill's Distributing Choice Auto and RV Debby McDonald Eye & Ear Clinic of Omak

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Dave Price Phillip Bedard Roy & Sally Abshire S & H Mobile Homes Havillah Road Printing Alsco Bob's Alignment Okanogan Custom Meats Dr. Hartkorn Gemini Gun & Knife Works Hometown Pizza Kimmel Athletic Lisa Peterson Mick & Wanda Howe Odem Corp Omak Theater Yusi Construction Spanky's Steve's Discount Stereo Tsillan Winery Deborah & Bryan Behymer Dr. Richard & Mary Johnson Gary & Lisa Schreckgost Ken Duke Mark & Laurel Pritchard NCW Land Surveying, LLC Robin & Kay Behymer Stephani & Marty Staggs Q Driving School Okanogan Valley Concrete Bronson & Amanda Peterson Okanogan Valley Guide Service Cabin by the River, LLC Auto Fresh AT&T Coeur D'Alene Casino Thad & April Brady Aaron Nickelson Bob & Joyce Sandefur Chronicle Grandma's Attic Koala Street Grill Crown Plaza Hotel

Okanogan HS Girls Softball Team Silverwood Theme Park Seattle Mariners Cariboo Inn Bramer's Dentistry Heatstroke Pepsi Sunrise Chevrolet Darcy Klepec Loup Loup Kim Withers Webster's Furniture Bison Video Bob & Janice Little Double Tree Inn Arrow Floor Care Carmen Cornett D&D Auto Caring Dental Center Ginny Belgarde Hoopfest HRanch Outfitters Main Street market Mike Taylor Okanogan Gun Club Oxarc Safeway Omak Stampede Subway Wagon Wheel Tavern Dick & Ann Kerr Eric Cantlon George Dickenson & Bonnie Staggs Kory & Gay Heindselman Mike & Linda Tupling Parks Family Ron & Traci Cate Sterling & Polly Jones Car Quest Livestock Café THANK YOU!

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Big World of Flight Student’s benefit show raises $430 Bridgeport girl lands for students wanted fun project By Brenda Starkey The Chronicle

OMAK — The Big World of Flight is bringing its Flight for Education program to area students this week. The program will be presented in one town each morning and provides educators with "real world applications to motivate students to learn math, science, communication skills, decisionmaking and teamwork through the exploration of flight," according to the organization's Web site. Pilots of all levels

participate, and students frequently are surprised to find that the people who flew in to present the program are teachers, engineers, plumbers, construction workers and professional pilots. The Flight for Education program was scheduled to be in Republic May 17 and Oroville May 18. It will be in Tonasket today May 19. and Okanogan Thursday, May 20. The program takes three hours. Students are divided into four groups and each receives four 30-minute demonstrations.

Yard sales, safety on tap in Pateros By Cheryl Schweizer Chronicle correspondent PATEROS — Yard sales, business displays and sales, emergency equipment and information will be part of the action as two longstanding community events are rolled together into the new Pateros Days, scheduled for this Friday and Saturday, May 21-22. City-wide garage sales start Friday and continue Saturday. Traditionally, bargains are available in yards all over town. People who have treasures to sell but no yard can rent space in Pateros Memorial Park. People who rent space in the park must pack up their wares each night. City officials will waive the yard sale permit fee for participants, but sellers must sign up at City Hall, 113 Lakeshore Drive. Pateros Chamber of Commerce prepares a map of participants. It will be available at city hall on Friday and at Pateros businesses Friday and Saturday. Business Appreciation Day and Safety Day will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May

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22, on the pedestrian mall in downtown Pateros. Business owners will have displays featuring their businesses and will offer giveaways and specials as well. Pateros Public Library, 174 Pateros Mall, will have its annual plant and used book sale. The chamber provides free hot dogs. Children will receive goody bags. Safety Day features emergency vehicles from the Pateros Fire Department and Douglas-Okanogan Fire District No. 15 ambulance. The Region Six fire safety house will be in town. The house is divided into rooms that fill with pretend smoke. The goal is to teach children about house fire preparedness and planning escape routes, organizers said. Other emergency and public safety agencies have been invited to participate. There might be other displays and information, ranging from water safety to working around utility lines. Business Appreciation Day is sponsored by the chamber. The city sponsors Safety Day.

Story time for preschoolers will be at 11:30 a.m. at the Omak Public Library. The story is "Being a Pig Is Nice," a child's-eye view of manners, by Sally Lloyd-Jones. Information: 509-826-1820. Omak High School Theater Department will present three one-act plays at 7 p.m. in the Omak Performing Arts Center. Admission charged.

7 p.m. Tuesdays at the public library. Okanogan Valley Farmers’ Market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays in Legion Park, Okanogan. Information: Stephanie Clark, 509826-1259. A swap meet to benefit the Support Center will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Omak United Methodist Church. The event includes an art auction, bake sale, raffle and vendors. Food bank donations will be accepted. Information: 509-322-1730, 509846-0324, 509-860-4172 or 509-8263221. A primitive weaving class for young people, taught by Sarah Bradburn, will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 2223, at Confluence Gallery, Twisp. Tuition charged; scholarships available. Registration: 509-997-2787. A “Remember in November” rally and luncheon is set for noon at the Omak Elks Lodge, 110 S. Ash St., Omak. Fee charged. Kirby Wilbur is the guest speaker. The rally is sponsored by the 7th Legislative District Republican Committee. Teens book discussion group will meet at 1 p.m. in the Omak Public Library. Participants are asked to bring a sack lunch. Okanogan/Ferry County Washington Pilots Association will hold its annual barbecue at 1 p.m. at the Twisp Airport. Meat and pop will be provided. Information: Bob Hoffman, 509-997-8141. A silk scarf painting class with Sarah Bradburn will meet from 2:305:30 p.m. at the Confluence Gallery and Art Center, Twisp. Tuition charged; scholarships available. Information: 509-997-2787. Tonasket Farmers’ Market will operate from 3-7 p.m. in Triangle Park on U.S. Highway 97 across from Al's IGA. Information: 509-486-1328. The Gold Wing Touring Association will have a taco feed at 5 p.m. at the Okanogan Eagles Club. Information: 509-422-3438. A dance will be from 7-10 p.m. at Wauconda Community Hall. Fee charged. Children 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Terry Hunt conducts singers and instrumentalists from the Methow and Okanogan valleys in a concert at 7 p.m. at the Methow Valley Community Center, Twisp. Information: 509-997-9344. A dance workshop will be offered at the Merc Playhouse, Twisp. Admission by donation. Information and time:

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The Gold Wing Touring Association meets at 8 a.m. at the Koala Street Grill, Omak. Information: 509-422-3438. Twisp Farmers’ Market is open from 9 a.m. to noon at the Methow Valley Community Center. Oroville Farmers’ Market is open from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays and 4-

Student recitals, solo and chamber music will be from 1-4 p.m. at the Methow Valley Community Center, Twisp. Information: 509-9970222. Performers include the Pipestone Youth Orchestra, Jazz Youth Ensemble, Roundsters and more. Admission charged.

Story time for preschoolers will be from 11:15-11:45 a.m. at the Okanogan Public Library. Books, songs and games are included. The Brown Bag Book Club meets at noon in the Okanogan Public Library. The book for discussion is "Here If You Need Me," by Kate Braestrup. Information: 509-826-1105. U.S. Armed Forces Legacy meets at 6 p.m. at Whistler's Restaurant, Tonasket. Okanogan County Republican Central Committee will meet at 7 p.m. at Koala Street Grill, Omak. Okanogan County Amateur Radio Club meets at 7 p.m. at the sheriff's conference room in the Grainger Administration Building, Okanogan. Information: Loren Holthaus, 509-422-0307, or Chuck Williams, 509-422-6o66 days.

Thursday May 20 North Omak Elementary School will host a book fair from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. school days through May 20 and 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 21. Molson Grange will meet at 6:30 p.m., starting with a potluck at the Grange Hall. Ken Chaplin will speak on his business of cleaning animal skulls and teeth. A showing of "Wonderful Okanogan Women" will begin at 7 p.m. at the Wilson Research Center, 1410 N. Second Ave., Okanogan. The Okanogan County Historical Society program is sponsored by the American Association of University Women. Information: Donna Sanford, 509-826-1151. Mr. LRHS and Mr. GCD program will be at 7 p.m. at Lake Roosevelt High School. An Indian taco feed will be at 5:30 p.m. The program includes a drawing. Admission charged.

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By Cheryl Schweizer Chronicle correspondent BRIDGEPORT — Shayla McIntosh had two requirements for her senior project — she wanted to do a good deed, but it had to be something fun. The answer came when she realized she knew a lot of students with talent, but no place to show it. McIntosh decided to give them a stage, with the proceeds — about $430 — going to the Seattle

Children's Hospital. McIntosh's was the first talent show in recent memory at Bridgeport High School. Because she was breaking new ground, McIntosh said the process was pretty stressful, “but fun at the same time,” she said. Originally she wanted to open the show to Bridgeport residents, but it was tough to get the word out so most of the 20 acts were Bridgeport students, she said. Participants rehearsed about three days each week and it was a little tough for some of the kids, thinking about performing.

‘The Big Year’ to film in Okanagan Valley OSOYOOS, B.C. — Jack Black, Owen Wilson and Steve Martin will film portions of the comedy "The Big Year" in the Okanagan Valley. Okanagan Film Commission leader Jon Summerland said the film is a production of Fox 2000. Black, Wilson and Martin star as competitive bird watchers. Okanagan Valley locations will stand in for sites in Arizona and New Mexico. The film is directed by David Frankel, who also directed "Marley & Me," and "The Devil Wears Prada." "Gunless," which opened recently, was shot last year in the Okanagan Valley "is also successfully promoting our region to film audiences and producers on a global scale," he said. "The Big Year" is scheduled for release in 2011.

Slusher’s book a finalist in competition RIVERSIDE — William Slusher's book, "For Whom to Die," was a finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards Competition in New York City. The book, published by Country Messenger Press Publishing Group LLC, was entered in the multicultural fiction category. His newest novel, due out this summer, is "Cascade Chaos, or How Not To Put Your Grizzly In The Statehouse." Slusher said his book was the third of the four finalist selections in the category. Slusher also was one of five finalists in the Pacific Northwest Writers Association's 2009 Slusher Literary Competition in the short story category.

Dams offer summer tours, shows GRAND COULEE — The Grand Coulee Dam Visitor Center will open daily beginning May 29, with extended hours during the summer, and Chief Joseph Dam will offer tours starting May 31. Visitor center hours are 8:30 a.m. until one hour past the start of the Laser Light Show, which runs nightly through September. Starting May 29, hour-long tours will be offered from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors are advised to be at the visitor center at least 15 Information: 509-997-4601.

Monday May 24 Okanogan County Artists Association holds a paint-in, open to everyone, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. the first and third Mondays at the Okanogan Presbyterian Church. The group's business meeting will be from 1-2 p.m. on the third Monday. Information: 509-826-5372. Story time for preschoolers will be at 11:30 a.m. at the Omak Public Library. The story is "Being a Pig Is Nice," a child's-eye view of manners, by Sally Lloyd-Jones. Information: 509-826-1820. A class for parents with ADHD children will run from 6-7 p.m. in East Omak Elementary School. Information: Soni Klimek, 509-8266765.

Tuesday May 25 Okanogan County Master Gardeners plant clinic will be from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Washington State University Extension office in the courthouse, Okanogan. Okanogan County Community Action Council board will meet at 5:15 p.m. at the Community Action office, Okanogan. Information: Lael Duncan, 509-422-4041.

Thursday May 27 A free academic screening for American Indian children ages 3-5 will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Paschal Sherman Indian School, Omak. Information: Mary LaVelle, 509422-7588. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management will hold an open house meeting from 6-8 p.m. in the Tonasket High School commons on a resource management plan.

Civic Meetings open to the public: Okanogan County Marketing Board meets at 10 a.m. today, May 19, at the commissioners' hearing room in the Grainger Administration Building, Okanogan. Information: 509996-2333. Okanogan County Horticultural Pest and Disease Control Board meets at 2:30 p.m. today, May 19, in the commissioners' conference room in the Grainger Administration Building, Okanogan. Information: 509322-1286. Brewster City Council meets at 6 tonight, May 19, in the commissioners' conference room in the Grainger Administration Building, Okanogan. Information: 509-6893464. Winthrop Town Council meets at

7 tonight, May 19, at The Barn. Information: 509-996-2320. Okanogan County Civil Service Commission will meet at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 20, in the Grainger Administration Building, Okanogan. Information: Nan Kallunki, 509-4227204. Caribou Trail Professional Medical Services Board meets at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 20, in Mid-Valley Hospital, Room C/D, Omak. 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, except holidays, in the commissioners' hearing room of the Grainger Administration Building, Okanogan. Nespelem School Board meets at 5 p.m. Monday, May 24, at the school. Information: 509-634-4541. Grand Coulee Dam School Board meets at 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 24, in the district office. Information: 509-633-2143. Pateros School Board meets at 6 p.m. Monday, May 24, in the school library. Information: 509-923-2343. Brewster School Board meets at 7 p.m. Monday, May 24, in the high school library. Infomation: 509-6893418. Tonasket School Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 24, in the district office. Information: 509-4862126. Curlew School Board meets at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, in the school library. Information: 509-779-4931. Omak School Board meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, in the district office. Information: 509-8260320. Ferry County EMS District No. 1 meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, at EMS district headquarters, Republic. Information: 509-775-3631. Okanogan County Board of Adjustment will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, in the county commissioners' hearing room in the Grainger Administration Building, Okanogan. Information: 509-4227160. Okanogan County PUD commissioners will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, in the PUD auditorium, Okanogan. Mid-Valley Hospital commissioners will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, at the hospital. Okanogan School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 27, at the high school. The meeting is changed from May 26 to avoid conflict with the senior banquet. Information: 509-422-3629.

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“I performed in it myself, so I could help the kids not be so afraid,” she said. After a few weeks of practice, the stage fright McIntosh mostly disappeared. “They didn't have one little smidge of stage fright,” including those kids who were too scared to get up on stage at first. All of the entries were music acts, including a flute duet, two

break dancers and an original composition by senior Greg Brown. Elsie Valdovinos took home first prize with a rendition of the song “Dollhouse.” Prizes included gift certificates from Brewster Marketplace, 907 Old Highway 97. The talent show drew about 200 people. “There were so many people. I couldn't believe how many people showed up,” she said. The $2-per-person admission went to Children's Hospital. McIntosh said a family member was treated there.

minutes before the start of each tour. Chief Joseph Dam park rangers will conduct free tours at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. Tours last about an hour and leave from the Chief Joseph Dam security station on Foster Creek Road. Visitors are asked to arrive 10 minutes ahead of time to allow for security processing. Photo identification is required.

Oroville hosts film festival, wine tasting OROVILLE — The first Tumbleweed Film Festival and wine tasting event is coming to town Aug. 6-8. The festival was created to bring the love of independent filmmaking and winemaking together, organizers said. Every film matters, whether or not it makes the final cut, according to the festival Web site. Festival organizer Geoff Klein made a presentation to the Oroville Chamber of Commerce on May 14. Organizers are looking for sponsors, filmmakers and winemakers. For more information, log onto

Omak offers ‘A Night of One Acts’ OMAK — “A Night of One Acts,” featuring plays written by high school students, will be at 7 p.m. Friday, May 21, in the Omak Performing Arts Center, 14 N. Cedar St. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for students; 15 percent of proceeds will go to the Omak Food Bank. The plays are “Las Vegas Road Trip,” “Chaos on Broadway” and “Crazy Family Reunion.”

Lakes Culture Festival set for Inchelium INCHELIUM — The Arrow Lakes Aboriginal Society will host the Lakes Culture Festival on May 21 in Inchelium. Presenters include musician Jim Boyd, language educator and musician LaRae Wiley, historian and educator Tom Louie, Colville Business Council Chairman Mike Finley, tribal leader Mike Marchand and various drum groups. Demonstrations of language education, traditional hunting and fishing, and legends will be given. The free event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Gifford Ferry. — The Chronicle of a person who can supply more information. Only written items will be accepted. Announcements may be faxed to 509-826-5819, mailed to P.O. Box 553, Omak 98841; e-mailed to, or dropped off at 618 Okoma Drive, Omak. The deadline is 4 p.m. Thursdays. "Ick!"
















































































































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Reunion coincides with Okanogan Days Veterans memorial dedication set during Rendezvous By Dee Camp The Chronicle OKANOGAN — An all-class reunion — with activities ranging from special dinners to dedication of a veterans memorial — will accompany Okanogan Days the first weekend of June. Okanogan Rendezvous cochairwoman Jackie Pittman Baker, Yakima, said alumni and others will find a nearly nonstop slate of events, starting with reunion registration at 3 p.m. Friday, June 4, at Okanogan High School, 244 S. Fifth Ave. Baker is coordinating the event with Pat Barnes Key. The event carries the theme “Deja Vu All Over Again.” People can visit the school and see remodeling completed in 2007-08. Two additions were built onto the middle-high school building, and remodeling was done in the main building, shop and Dawson Gym. During registration, visitors will get nametags and goodies such as apples, souvenirs and

other gifts. Addresses will be taken to update mailing lists for future reunions, Baker said. Reunion T-shirts will be available. All weekend, people can walk down memory lane as advertisements and photographs from businesses of years past will be posted in the windows of current businesses, Baker said. A barbecue starts at 5 p.m. Friday at the school. The cost is $10 for a steak meal, which will include potato salad, Texas toast, a vegetable and a beverage, FFA Adviser Lon Dixon said. Proceeds support Okanogan FFA activities. The event is open to the public. After dinner, reunion participants will move to the Cariboo Inn, 233 Queen St., for a no-host gathering that includes visiting and old-time music, Baker said. Saturday brings both Okanogan Days and reunion activities. (See related story.) The alumni band will meet at 9 a.m. in the high school music room to practice the fight song and alma mater for participation in the 11 a.m. Okanogan Days parade. No pre-registration is

needed to play, said director Roy Bowden, a retired Okanogan music teacher. Alumni band members will ride through the parade on a truck or trailer, so no marching is necessary. Rendezvous organizers plan dedication of a veterans memorial at 1:30 p.m. at the high school. The event will include music. The memorial was made by Okanogan alumnus and current high school teacher Doug Woodrow. A no-host reunion dinner runs from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Okanogan Eagles Aerie, 1820 N. Second Ave., for those who do not have specific class reunions, Baker said. Entertainment begins at 7:30 p.m. and includes music and a floor show, she said. Sunday brings a nondenominational community church service at 9 a.m. in the Okanogan Middle School gym, 244 S. Fifth Ave. The Rev. Chris Warren, Okanogan Presbyterian Church, said the service will be completed in time for people to attend individual churches' services if they want. Those interested in singing in an alumni choir will meet at 8 a.m. in the school music room.

Festival features food, parade, music By Dee Camp The Chronicle OKANOGAN — A pancake breakfast, parade, street fair and other activities are planned during Okanogan Days on June 5. The event begins with an allyou-can-eat Kiwanis breakfast at 6:30 a.m. on Queen Street between South Second and South First avenues. The menu includes pancakes, link sausage and beverages. Proceeds go to the club's community service activities, with emphasis on youth. Breakfast goes until around 10:30 a.m. At Legion Park, north of downtown on North Second Avenue, the Okanogan Valley Farmers' Market runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lineup for the parade begins at 10 a.m. next to the Okanogan Grange Hall, 305 Tyee St. The parade carries a historical theme. Paraders will be led by

children and critters in the George Fuller Pet Parade. The parade begins at 11 a.m. and runs north on Second Avenue to Oak Street, then west to Third Avenue. From there, it continues south and then east to the high school. A street fair with music is ongoing before and after the parade. Okanogan Eastern Star will offer an all-you-can-eat salad luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Okanogan Masonic Temple, 305 Tyee St. The cost is $6 for 12 and older and $4 for children ages 5-12, spokeswoman Mary Lou Mosby said. Proceeds go to the Eastern Star's community service projects. Okanogan graduation is at 5 p.m. in Dawson Gym. A program on historic steamboats starts at 2 p.m. June 6 in the Okanogan County Public Utility District auditorium, 1331 N. Second Ave.

Arts/Calendar• B5 Museum opens May 29 The Chronicle OKANOGAN — The Okanogan County Historical Museum will open for the season Saturday, May 29. It will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week through Labor Day weekend, a museum announcement said. The museum, 1410 N. Second Ave., features indoor exhibits that include dioramas, models, photographs and displays of relics that tell the Okanogan story from early geological to modern times. Agriculture, mining, timber and cattle exhibits are featured. Outdoors is an Old West town of the early 1900s. Exhibits include farm equipment and what is believed to be the Okanogan's oldest structure, an 1879 log cabin. Displays include Main Street, the Ruby Hotel, apple warehouse, post office and a replica of Frank S. Matsura's Photography Studio. Museum volunteers plan a PowerPoint presentation, “Steamboats on the Okanogan,” at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 6, in the Okanogan County Public Utility District auditorium, 1331 N. Second Ave. Admission is free; donations will be accepted.

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Criminal Cases

Civil Matters

From Okanogan County Superior Court records Theft alleged Heather Mae Taizan Kilgour, 35, Bridgeport, was charged May 11 with second-degree theft. Kilgour is charged with taking cash and checks totaling $1,400 from Rose Holder from Oct. 9-11, 2009. Kilgour was working for Holder's assisted living adult care business, which was downstairs from her living area. Holder said she left town for a few days and found the money and checks missing when she returned. Cordova charged Jason Adam Lee Cordova, 18, Okanogan, was charged May 13 with first-degree extortion, two counts of fourth-degree assault, harassment and third-degree driving with a suspended or revoked license. Cordova allegedly threatened to rape a woman Aug. 11, 2009, if Christopher Parks did not pay him money. Parks refused to pay and a passenger with Cordova knocked out Parks, court records said. Cordova also allegedly spit on the woman. McFarland charged Travis John McFarland, 18, Omak, was charged May 12 with accomplice liability-obtaining a controlled substance by fraud, forgery or altered prescription. McFarland allegedly forged a prescription for oxycodone and attempted to get someone else to fill the order April 24 at the Omak WalMart pharmacy, which refused to do so. Pamatz decision filed The state May 11 filed notice to decline to file in Superior Court and to file in District Court against Gonzalo Huerta Pamatz. Pamatz Huerto, 27, Brewster, appeared in a preliminary hearing, where he heard an anticipated charge of fourth-degree assault. Ufimtseff charged Anatoly Ufimtseff, 31, Vernon, B.C., was charged May 11 with attempting to elude a pursuing police vehicle, three counts of reckless endangerment and third-degree driving with a suspended or revoked license. Ufimtseff allegedly attempted to elude a Washington State Patrol trooper May 7, after the trooper allegedly clocked Ufimtseff going 81 mph in a 60 mph zone. During a chase, speeds reached more than 120 mph on U.S. Highway 97 north of Brewster. When Ufimtseff stopped at the Brewster Airport, the trooper allegedly found Ufimtseff's 25-year-old wife in the front passenger seat and two children, ages 5 and 2, buckled into car seats in the back. Charges filed Rodimiro Bejar-Alvarez, 28, Tonasket, was charged May 11 with driving under the influence, thirddegree driving with a suspended or revoked license and possession of a controlled substance — methamphetamine. Bejar-Alvarez was stopped by law enforcement May 8 after allegedly being paced at70 mph in a 60 mph zone on U.S. Highway 97. BejarAlvarez also allegedly drove over the centerline and fog line. Skinner charged Nicole Pualani Skinner, 27, Twisp, was charged May 11 with possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine and use of drug paraphernalia. Skinner was stopped May 9 after her husband allegedly called the Sheriff's Office to say his wife was selling methamphetamine. Law enforcement spotted Skinner driving in the Methow Valley and decided to stop her for a welfare check. She'd allegedly left her residence suddenly six hours earlier, leaving her husband with three young children. Skinner denied trafficking methamphetamine and allowed a search of her vehicle by a K-9 officer, court records said. The dog located a glass pipe with residue that allegedly tested positive for methamphetamine. Decision filed The state May 5 filed a decision to decline in Superior Court and to file in District Court against Raul GarciaAparicio. A preliminary hearing form showed an anticipated charge of failure to obey. There also was a U.S. Border Patrol hold on Garcia-Aparicio.

From Okanogan County Superior Court records Marriage dissolutions granted Maria G. Ramirez-Sanchez and Rusty L. Richardson. Eilena Oregon Hernandez and Feliz Oregon Hernandez, with wife's name changed to Eilena Darlene Rosales. Blake L. Bivins and Denise M. Bivins. Marriage dissolutions sought Damon Elmendorf and Bonnie Elmendorf. Michael Joel Hyde and Teresa A. Hyde. Stephanie Renay Valentine and Thomas Joseph Valentine. Racheal Ann Marker and Frank Emmett Marker.

Omak Police From Omak Police reports May 7 Moose reported in East Side Park and later on Dewberry Avenue. Theft on Engh Road. May 8 Vehicle window broken on East Seventh Avenue. May 9 Vehicle crash on North Main Street. Fraud on South Granite Street. Assault on Omak Avenue. May 10 Movie disk and other items taken on Engh Road. May 11 Assault on South Cedar Street. May 12 Burglary on North Ash Street. Hit-and-run crash on Quince Street at Riverside Drive. May 13 Assault on South Elm Street. Graffiti in men's room on South Ash Street.

Juvenile Court From Okanogan County Superior Court records Sandoval sentenced Jesus Denis Sandoval, 15, Oroville, pleaded guilty May 12 to residential burglary and seconddegree theft. Sandoval, who committed the crimes April 13, was sentenced to 30 days in detention and 12 months of community supervision. In a second charging, Sandoval pleaded guilty to third-degree possession of stolen property. Sandoval, who committed the crime Jan. 1, was sentenced to three days in detention. In a third charging, Sandoval pleaded guilty to possession of 40 grams or less of marijuana. Sandoval, who committed the crime Feb.10, was sentenced to two days in detention. Another charge was dismissed. Whittle pleads guilty Jordan Dean Whittle 15, Omak, pleaded guilty May 12 to fourth-degree assault — domestic violence, and interfering with reporting of domestic violence. Whittle, who committed the crimes April 29, was sentenced to 45 days in detention. In a second charging, Whittle pleaded guilty to possession of 40 grams or less of marijuana. Whittle, who committed the crime April 12, was sentenced to five days in detention. Two other charges were dismissed. Bejar sentenced Jorge Alexius Corrales Bejar, 15, Brewster, pleaded guilty May 12 to second-degree burglary, two counts of second-degree malicious mischief and second-degree theft. Bejar, who committed the crimes April 15, was sentenced to 25 days in detention and 12 months of community supervision. Three other charges were dismissed. Lopez pleads guilty Jorge Luis Rodriguez Lopez, 17, Brewster, pleaded guilty May 12 to two counts of second-degree burglary, two counts of second-degree malicious mischief and third-degree malicious mischief. Lopez, who committed the crimes April 15, was sentenced to 45 days in detention and eight months of community supervision. Two other charges were dismissed. Morales sentenced Jorge Reyes Morales Jr., 17, Omak, pleaded guilty May 12 to possession of cocaine with intent to deliver. Morales, who committed the crime May 3, was sentenced to 30 days. In another charging, Morales pleaded guilty to third-degree theft and being a minor possessing or consuming alcohol. Morales, who committed the crimes May 1, was sentenced to 45 days in detention. May 12 Prescription drug stolen on Jennings Loop Road, Oroville. Theft on Dry Coulee Road, Okanogan. Vehicle theft on Rodeo Trail, Okanogan. Assault on Engh Road, Omak. Vehicle hit a house and garbage can on state Highway 20, Twisp. The house was not damaged. May 13 Vehicle crash on Loomis-Oroville Road, Oroville. Theft on county Highway 7, Tonasket, with an air conditioning unit taken. Vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 97, Tonasket. Unattended death on South First Avenue, Okanogan.

Sex Offenders From Okanogan County Sheriff's Office OKANOGAN — Dennis Michael Stensgar, 55, has re-registered as a Level 3 sex offender. Stensgar, 55, is listed by the Okanogan County Sheriff's Office as homeless, but living in the OmakNespelem area. He is 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighs 170 pounds. He is an American Indian, and has brown eyes and black hair. He was convicted in 1997 of second-degree kidnapping and indecent exposure. He also has several other convictions.

Accidents From Washington State Patrol Several people injured BREWSTER — Several people were injured in a two-vehicle crash May 16 on U.S. Highway 97 about 10 miles north of Brewster. Drivers Adriana Gomez Saucedo, 18, Brewster, and Maria Zamudio Orozco, 49, Brewster, were not injured, the Washington State Patrol said. Both vehicles were northbound when one attempted to pass the other, went onto the shoulder and then back onto the road, where they collided. Both went into the northbound ditch and Saucedo's car flipped over. Passengers in Saucedo's vehicle were Cynthia Ramirez Arellano, 16, head injury; Edith Saucedo Gomez, 17, back and pelvis injury; Bernice Gomez Saucedo, 14, head injury, and Carina Velasquez, 16, arm and head injury. All are from Brewster and were taken to Okanogan-Douglas District Hospital, Brewster. Bernice Gomez Saucedo was not wearing a seatbelt, the patrol said. Passengers in Orozco's vehicle were Armando Zamudio, 42, no injury; Laura Zamudio, 17, neck and head injury; Cynthia Ramirez, 16, neck injury; Esteban Orozco, 1, neck injury, and Olga Orozco, 5, neck injury. All are from Brewster and were taken to Okanogan-Douglas District Hospital. Saucedo's car was destroyed. Orozco's SUV received about $3,000 damage.

Man suspected of starting five fires on Frosty Creek By Brenda Starkey The Chronicle OKANOGAN — An Aeneas Valley man is being held on $20,000 bail after he allegedly started five fires along Frosty Creek Road on Monday afternoon, May 10. Kurt Patrick Hudson, 33, is being held in the Okanogan County Jail on suspicion of second-degree arson. During a preliminary hearing May 12 in Superior Court, probable cause was

found for holding him and bail was set, according to court records. Hudson, who apparently has been in a dispute with his neighbors, allegedly set five small fires on both sides of the road, Sheriff Frank Rogers said. The Frosty Creek Fire, named by the state Department of Natural Resources, charred a half-acre of brush, Highlands District Fire Manager John Foster said. The fires were reported at 3:37 p.m. and brought under

control by 9 p.m. that night, according to the Northeast Washington Interagency Communication Center Web site. DNR prepared a Wildfire Origin Cause and Determination Report, Foster said. Hudson was arrested May 11, after DNR's investigation. He was booked into jail at 9:55 a.m. As of Friday afternoon, he had not posted bail, court records indicated.

Brewster police seek help finding robbery suspect By Cheryl Schweizer Chronicle correspondent BREWSTER — Police officers are asking for the public's help in finding the suspect in an armed robbery in Columbia Cove Park May 9. The incident occurred about 9:20 p.m., Brewster Police Chief Ron Oules said. The man accosted a woman in the park, displayed a weapon

and demanded money, Oules said. He declined to specify the kind of weapon. The victim gave the robber an undisclosed amount of money and the man fled on foot. No one was injured. Police officers used a K-9 unit to track the suspect, but couldn't locate him. The suspect is described as a white male, about 5 feet, 8 inches tall and about 150

pounds, with close-cropped or shaved blondish hair, Oules said. He had a bandanna covering the lower half of his face. Oules said the police don't think the suspect is connected to an April 14 armed robbery at the Tropical Fruit/El Fruteria. People with any information are asked to contact the Brewster Police Department, 509-689-2331.

Noxious weeds will be treated in forest TONASKET — The Tonasket Ranger District plans to inventory and control noxious weeds on some 3,500 acres of forest land this summer. The land is inspected for weeds annualy and then treated by hand pulling, releasing biological control agents or using herbicide. Noxious weeds to be treated with herbicide include diffuse, meadow, spotted and Russian knapweed, orange and meadow hawkweed, sulfur cinquefoil, St. Johnswort, dalmatian toadflax, Canada thistle, oxeye daisy, white top, musk and plumeless thistle, scotch broom, common houndstongue, hoary allysum, common tansy and tansy ragwort, Noxious Weed Program Manager Carol Ogilvie said. The herbicides will be applied using hand or lowvolume boom spraying by a state-licensed, contracted, commercial applicator or by a licensed Forest Service applicator, Ranger Mark Morris said. Herbicide will be mixed with a blue or yellow dye so treated areas are readily identifiable,

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Sheriff From sheriff's complaints May 7 Fraud on upper Beaver Creek Road, Twisp. May 8 Vehicle hit mailbox on Twisp River Road, Twisp. Assault and theft in Okanogan. Tapes taken from vehicle on Rogers Avenue, Okanogan. Vehicle window broken on South Second Avenue, Okanogan. Vehicle hit a deer on West Chewuch Road, Winthrop. Assault on Riverside Cutoff Road, Riverside. Assault on South Whitcomb Avenue, Tonasket. Vehicle crash on Conconully Road, Okanogan. May 9 Unattended death on Miller Road, Omak. Purse lost on Elmway, Okanogan. Assault on Engh Road, Omak. Assault in Brewster. May 10 Credit card fraud on Candy Lane, Tonasket. Vehicle theft on Miller Road, Omak. Items missing from pickup truck after a trip from Johnson Creek Road, Riverside, to Malott. Jeans, a jacket, cosmetics, paint brushes and canvas missing. Theft on Mundy Road, Twisp. Hit-and-run crash on South Second Avenue, Okanogan. May 11 Fraud on Barnholt Loop Road, Okanogan. Fraud on Woodward Road, Okanogan.

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100 Houses for Sale CUSTOM BUILT HOME FSBO, Curlew Lake View, 1-bdrm, +Den/bdrm, 1050 sq, dbl garage, Full HU/ RV parking, 1.78 acre. (509) 775-2083 FSBO Beautiful Lake view home in Oroville 4-Bdrm, 3-bth, over 3,900 sq. Ft;. Large lot with 360 degree view of hills and Lake Osoyoos. 3-car garage over 1300 sq. ft. Sunroom. Close to lake/park. Complete remodel in 2007. Asking $359,999. Contact Chris at (541) 5 0 6 - 2 2 2 2 OMAK HOME 3-Bdrm, 1-bth, central air, under ground sprinklers in yard. 3 1/3 acres w/irrigation, 2-car carport. See at 96 Nichols Road. (509) 422-2396 BY OWNER Beautiful, Okanogan, uplifted older home, 3-bdrm, 1-3/4 bth. Ready to move in. Must See. Cash or approved loan. $149,000 will show anytime. (509) 4225733

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180 For Rent NEED STORAGE SPACE? Call Larry or Penny at BLEP RENTALS 509-826-1348. OKANOGAN 2-bdrm, 1-bth, single wide mobile. M-J, $575 month, $300 deposit. (509) 4295018

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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 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 Flyin’“O” Storage Outside Storage Available. 509-322-5926 For Rent Apartments ranging from $300-$600 per month, utilities included. In Oroville (509) 429-9439 or (250) 498-6862 (250) 485-2901 to leave a message. Omak Duplex 2-Bdrm, 1-bth, in very quiet neighborhood. No Pets, No Smoking. W/D hookup, w/s/g paid. $650, first, last and $500 damage deposit. 1 yr. lease. Refs and background check required. Avail. June 2. (509) 846-4882 Omak, 4-bdrm 2006 triple-wide. Available June 1st. Large yard, quiet setting, close to town, pets negotiable. No smoking. $1,200 per month. For application or serious inquiry, contact (509) 429-1809 TONASKET 2-Bdrm home, $700 month. Includes W/S/G and yard maintenance. Okanogan Properties (509) 486-0507

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RN’s CNA’S & NAR’S Local family in Tonasket is in need of experienced RN’s and CnA’s/NAR’s to provide service in the home. F/t & P/t positions avail. 7 days /week. If interested in please contact Maxim Healthcare at (877)-615-5678 or email spokanehh@maxhealth.c om NOW HIRING All Depts., shifts. Apply in person. Cariboo Inn 223 Queen Street Okanogan WA 98840

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ROOM ONE Health & Human Resource Center Seeks a part-time (25 hrs/ wk) outreach coordinator. Responsibilities include crisis intervention and client advocacy, group facilitation, referrals to local and county resources, client outreach program development and implementation, and general community outreach activities. Ideal candidate has experience with domestic violence survivor advocacy, health education/social service background, commitment to community services, strong communication and organizational skills. Submit cover letter and resume to: Room One, PO Box 222, Twisp, WA 98856 by Friday, May 21st. (509) 997-2050. Room One is an equal employment opportunity employer.

PROGRAM MANAGER, Strong computer skills-including Microsoft word, Access, Excel, Outlook, Publisher. Demonstrated ability to effectively lead a team and ability to create and maintain a positive working environment for staff and volunteers. This position is responsible for the direction of the following programs; Health & Safety Services, Disaster Services, Services to Armed Forces, and Volunteer Management 32-40 HOURS PER WEEK, $9.00-$10 PER HOUR (509) 422-3440 or locklearb@northcascades

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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.

Technician is responsible for ordering, organizing, filling and ensuring there are medications available for the hospital and clinic. Works under the direction of the pharmacist. Must have a current license through the state of Washington: “Pharmacy Technician Certification.” Hospital experience is necessary. PATIENT ACCOUNTS REPRESENTATIVE This is a full time position in the business Office. Responsible for performing the functions of billing and follow-up for specific patient accounts. Must be dependable and able to work independently, as well as be a contributing team member, possess excellent customer service skills, as well as be willing to learn new concepts. Preferred background includes prior hospital or clinic billing experience and use of billing systems such as Meditech, FSS and DSG. Basic knowledge of Medical Terminology, CPT and ICD9 coding helpful. Coulee Medical Center is located in beautiful Grand Coulee, WA near a variety of hunting/fishing and outdoor opportunities and offers a competitive salary and benefit package. Join our great team before the new facility is complete and work where you vacation! Resume/Applications to: Human Resources Coulee Medical Center 411 Fortuyn Rd. Grand Coulee, WA 99133 (509) 633-1753 FAX: (509) 633-0295 E-mail:

PHARMACY TECH This Part-Time Pharmacy


22A Eastlake Road, Oroville-Beautiful setting with Craftsman style 3-bdrm. home on 1.4 acres. All the charm and architectural details you’d expect to find. Tastefully updated, well designed and well built. Master suite on 2nd floor. Fully finished basement, shop and separate log guest suite on in-law suite. Above ground pool with deck for summer fun! NWML# 71991 $299,900

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

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



Owner will Finance!!! Borders paved county road only 1/2 mile from 3 fishing lakes in Aeneas Valley. Scattered pines with a view out to the valley and on to Mt Anne. Thoroughfare for deer on their way to the irrigated alfalfa. Shallow water table with lots of water makes for an ideal building lot. Power and phone are ready to be hooked up. Two 10 x 12 utility sheds. National forest only minutes away and a country store just up the road. $35,000. Cash or Terms. $10,000 down, 6%, 5 yr. MLS #50481

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SURGICAL TECH This full-time Surgical Technologists (ST/CST) will act as a member of the Surgical team in the role of scrub person. Must handle instruments, supplies and equipment necessary during surgical procedures, monitor conditions in the operating room and constantly assess the needs of the patient and surgical team. He/She will respond appropriately to all situations, by rendering aid as needed and promote a positive, clam and effective work environment throughout the organization. Must be available to work on-call when needed.

Phone: 509-486-2138 158 Airport Rd. • Tonasket

View of the River - Home features 3-bdrm., 2-bath, office/guest room, laundry room with utility sink, living room with fireplace, built-ins, ceiling fans, vaulted ceilings and all new windows. Low maintenance yard with 2 storage sheds and deck. Detached garage/shop. $210,000 H-1647/MLS71884 Horizon Estates - Home features 3-bdrm., 1.75-baths, vaulted ceilings, dining area with view of mountains. All appliances stay. Attached garage w/electric opener. Lot rent is approx. $350 per month, includes water, sewer and lawn care. $130,000 H-1650/MLS70936

Call 509-826-5555


Jan Asmussen, Broker-Owner

PO Box 1770, Tonasket WA 98855 Tina Holan Broker/Owner, Tony Holan Agent/Owner 509-486-0152 Office • 888-551-5503 Toll Free

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FOUR ACRES IN ORCHARD TRAILS DEVELOPMENT!! Beautiful building site with domestic and irrigation water. Quiet country setting with plenty of elbow room. Panoramic view of surrounding mountains! 16 Red Apple Drive, Omak $70,000 SPECTACULAR RIVER VIEW HOME!! Living Room has vaulted ceiling and propane fireplace. Spacious dream Kitchen with island breakfast bar, all appliances plus informal dining. Beautiful Master Suite. Heated floors and security system. French doors off kitchen lead to large patio to enjoy the views of the Okanogan River! Attached, heated garage. Detached, 30' x 40', heated shop. Situated on 1.5 acres in Aston Estates. 29 River Overlook, Omak $365,000 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.

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320 Help Wanted EXPERIENCED Sales/telemarketer. National and local markets. Work from home or our office. This is a commission only position. for more information contact: Yvonne at: (509) 422-0112 Mystery Shoppers Earn up to $100 per day. Undercover shoppers needed to judge retail and dining establishments. No experience required. 877-648-1575

Water Aerobics Instructor Looking for a high energy, creative individual to teach water aerobics classes just south of Okanogan. Lifeguard certification required (offered in June by the Red Cross), but will train for position on-site. If interested, please contact Serena Fiacco at 509-322-1400.

NOW HIRING!!! Deli Clerk Helper Clerk Checker Starbucks Barista Night Crew Stocker Omak Store Seeking friendly, enthusiastic individuals who enjoy giving great customer service. Previous experience preferred. Safeway provides an exciting, dynamic work environment with a strong emphasis on teamwork. Employees enjoy excellent training programs, benefits, flexible work schedules and the best advancement opportunities in the industry today! Competitive wages. Apply NOW online at or at the Employment Kiosk at your local Safeway store. (Checker: apply to Food Clerk, Night Crew: apply to Helper Clerk). EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Okanogan County Corrections Officer Vacancy Entry or Lateral To apply: www.publicsafetytesting. com Inquiries: (509) 422-7221 OMAK SCHOOL DISTRICT is currently accepting applications for a Temporary Gounds Keeper/Building Maintenance position 8.0 hours per day. This position is open to any interested qualified person. Visit the employment section of the District website a t 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. SUBSTITUTE ROUTE Driver needed, reliable economical vehicle a must. Needed 4 days $300 month guaranteed with the possibility for more. (509) 429-0524

340 Work Wanted (free) Conversational Spanish starting in Tonasket, in June for summer course, Call 509-486-1769 HOUSE CLEANING Omak/Okanogan/Tonasket area, mature responsible women, references. (509) 486-1769 YARD WORK Young man looking for yard work. Own transportation, own tools. References available. $10 hour (509) 429-3909

340 Work Wanted (free)

440 Feed, Hay & Grain

HOUSE KEEPING Have transportation, hard working, honest, references. $10 per hour. (509) 826-5922

Taking pre orders for 1st cutting of Alfalfa. $120 per ton, located in Ellisford. (509) 429-2653

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


YARD WORK Mowing, weeding, and weed eating. Reasonable rates. (509) 846-4789

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

500 Household HYLA Vacuum, shampooer, air purifier, paid $2650, used once, will sell for $1950. (509) 997-0300

510 Auctions

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

400 Farm Machinery & Supplies WOOD SPLITTER Prince Mfg. bore 4, stroke 24, 3 point hitch $650 509997-3278 or 509-429-3180

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

430 Livestock Registered Limousin, LimFlex and Angus BullsCalving Ease, High Performance and Docility. (360-620-4052 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 2005 28 ft. Circle J Riata Three horse, gooseneck trailer, excellent condition. Less than 500 miles. Mid tack, 3 saddle rack, dropdown window feeders, water tank and dressing room. $13,500 509-686-7571 Antique Horse cart, new small harness. $2000 OBO (509) 341-4036

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

AUCTIONS Jack Hatch Estate Sat., June 5, 1 p.m. Barnholt Loop, Okanogan. Watch for signs! 30 year collection! Harold and Betty Kommer Retirement Sat., June 26, 10 a.m. 32562 Hwy. 97, Oroville Selling real estate, shop, office, house, tractors, tools, shop equipment, household items, antiques, everything! Campbell Auctions 509-422-1165

530 Pets DOGS Shaggy, Shitzu mix, about 1 $30 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. Sugar, Terrier mix female. 2 years old. $30 Sparky male terrier mix, 1 year old. High energy. $30 Terrier mix puppies ready $30 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 Got 5 mutts in puppies, looks like they could be medium to large dogs. Keystone Animal Rescue, Pics on Facebook Kris (509) 322-7604 or Josh 322-6821 PUPPIES Shepard/Pit mix, 6 weeks and ready for new homes. (509) 826-1322

540 Garage & Yard Sales BREWSTER ESTATE SALE Everything must go! Furniture, kitchen wares, tools, etc... Saturday, May 22nd only. 9:00 am to 6:00pm. Take Indian Dan Canyon Rd to Harmony Heights Rd. First driveway on the left. 125 Harmoney Heights Rd.

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! LOOMIS Community Club Benefit Yard Sale. Sat. May 22, 8am-3pm. Behind the old school house in Loomis. MALOTT 277 Malott Eastside Rd, A-Z Storage, 8am-3pm. Sat. May 22. OKANOGAN Moving sale, everything goes. Indoor/outdoor. 1005 1st Ave S, May 20, 21, 22, 23rd, 8am-6pm. OKANOGAN Yard Sale, Sat. May 22, 9am-3pm. NO EARLY SALES, 629 4th Ave N. Childrens items, Kitchen items, Refrigerator, & odds and ends. OMAK May 21 & 22, Fri/Sat. 10am-5pm. 303 S Cedar. RV, Foosball table, propane stove, tires, dishes clothing. Lots of stuff OMAK Tool Sale, 30 year accumulation of tools, hand tools, snap-on, craftsman, air tools, electric tools, floor jacks, bead blast cabinet, nut & bolt bin full. Vise, 67 Jeep CJ5, tool boxes and to much to list. May 22, 8AM, 46 Shumway Palmer Lake, 3 Generation Cooksey Estate Sale. Sat. 5/22 8am-6pm & Sun. 5/23 9am-4pm. All items half price on Sunday. 1864 Loomis-Oroville Rd Large Multi-Family Yard Sale Furniture, collectibles, household at Palmer Lake, Chopaka Lodge, Sat., May 22, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Look for other Loomis Yard Sales.

560 General Merchandise Health problems forces sale of 8’ quilting table and quilting 15” long arm sewing machine. Used very little. New costs $3250, now $2400 OBO. (509) 9812111 for more information. Pallets 618 Okoma Dr, North side of the building. Free

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

590 Building Materials & Supplies Big Bend Co. Overhead Doors, LLC Garage and shop door sales. Professional parts and service 509-422-1165. BIGBE**0224L Remodeling tools, Easy Tex 15 gallon texture machine, Titan airless w/gun, extension pole, boxes-ladder-drywall lift-many more items to choose from. (509) 689-0540

Steel Buildings Discounted Priced to Sell 24X30 - 120X250 Will Deal Source#193 (509) 593-4214

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

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

550 Wanted Tonasket Founders’ Day Vendors Wanted June 5, 8x10 spaces available, $10 per space. Hosted by the Tonasket Chamber of Commerce. Contact Julie at 509-486-1096 by May 31st. VENDORS WANTED For Omak Kiwanis Art in the park, June 19-20th. Must have state tax number and items to sell must be made by vendor. Call (509) 826-1036 for info.

560 General Merchandise FIREWOOD FOR SALE Lodgepole $120 cord, call 509-429-2444

610 Cars 1988 LINCOLN Town Car, Excellent condition. White w/burgundy vinyl top. $1100 (509) 826-4829 2000 CHEVY BLAZER 4x4, 4.3 Vortec V-6, auto, all power options, CD, new tires, runs great $3995 Firm 509-422-2037 CHEVROLET Camaro 1995, 5.7L LT1 V*, TTops, PW/PL, Cruise control, A/C (509) 422-2195

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

195/65/15 Winter Radial Studless, 205/65/15 Winter radial Studded tires, multi fit Toyota 15” with spare wheel. $450 takes all. (509) 429-9437 1956 Ford, FB truck. Padded bed w/racks for hauling horses. $500 OBO. (360) 241-7374 1988 Logan horse trailer, bumper pull style. Good condition. $500 OBO. Must sell. (360) 241-7374 2-Baby strollers, $10 ea. (509) 322-1692 3 pt. fertilizer spreader. $25 (509) 689-3502 4 Wheel trailer, $200 (509) 689-3502 Spyder, X-tra paint ball gun. $150 OBO. (509) 429-9437

Air Cushion, ROHO For wheelchair bound person. 2 in.x16 3/4 in. square. New $425 asking $195. 509-826-1257 Beehive cage, to protect hives from animals. Made from welded pipe, 22ft long x 8ft wide, 6ft high. $200 (509) 826-1257, 8267067 Chest of drawers. 42 1/2” h x 32”w x 18” d. $50 (509) 422-0822

Close to full size pool table with ping pong and poker attachments. $300 (509) 846-5506 COMPLETE SET Golf clubs, grafite irons, with bag and pull cart. $135 509-826-5082 Craftsman Snow Blower, 26” 8.5 HP, electric start. Excellent condition $500 Malott (509) 654-4860 Health Trainer Stationary bicycle with pulse monitor, preprogrammed fitness routines and built in fan. Like new $125 OBO, Malott (509) 654-4860 Hide a bed couch, $175 (509) 486-4512 John Deere 3-pt mower, 5ft wide. $150 (509) 6893502 Must Sell, No room. 3 pc. Antique sectional $50 (509) 826-1186

$21,000 2006 Ford Expedition King Ranch Series Leather Sunroof Running Boards Tow Pkg. Entertainment Sys. Pwr 3rd row seats Parking aid Cruise Keyless entry AM/FM/CD $8,500 2000 Toyota Tundra Alum/Alloy Wheels Fiberglass Cap Tow Pkg TRD Off Road 141,000 Miles $19,500 2008 25’ Crossroads Zinger Trailer Looks brand new Queen Bed LCD Flat Screen TV Living area slide out Plenty of storage space $8,500 2007 Honda CRB1000 Black 3,700 Miles ABS Brakes AM/FM/Cass w/speakers Engine Guards Cruise Exhaust High Performance Full Fairing Security Alarm $2,750 2005 Summit Highmark Snowmobile $23,750 1968 Cornet Yacht Custom Built Sleeps up to 8 Teak & Mahogany Hydraulic Steering Boat leveler trim Tabs Judson Engine sync 2 Merc motors EZ Loader Trailer Contact Bev or Loyce at CDFCU, (800) 572-5678 or (509) 633-0830., up to 100% financing OAC. All reasonable offers considered.

620 Trucks & Vans Second Hand Auto 311 N. Main Str. Riverside WA (509) 826-4665 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix, 117,000 Miles $4000 1998 Chev Blazer 4X4, 106,000 miles $3,800

CHEVROLET LS Blazer 2003, 77,500 Miles, 4WD, PW/PL, 4.3L V6, Remote start, Security system, 6 disc CD player, Tow Pkg, Sun roof. (509) 422-2195 1969 CHEVROLET PICK UP, 350 engine, runs and rives good needs ome work. Great restore project. (509) 997-3060

630 Motorcycles, Snowmobiles & ATV’s 1972 HONDA 750, 1-owner, plus 2 parts bikes, $1000 (509) 4226864 4-Wheeler. Great condition! Make offer. Must sell! In Okanogan 1 wk only. (360) 241-7374

650 Boats, Motors, Trailers 1984 23FT, Searay, Cuddy Cabin, 260 hp Mercruiser, 310 hrs on clock. Sealander, tandam trailer. $6000 (509) 486-4512 23 Ft. Komfort 5th wheel, ready to go. No smoke, no wear. Won’t find a better one at this price. $2,500, add, the Chevy ext. cab, 4x4 $5,500. (509) 422-1383 Boat, Motor trailer. 99 Nova, 16’ w/side console and 2003 25HP Honda, 4-stroke motor. Great for Fishing, hunting and pleasure. Camo in color w/many extras. Great shape! $6500 OBO (509) 826-2629 or 4292902

STATEWIDES This newspaper participates in a statewide classified ad program sponsored by the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association, a statewide association of weekly newspapers. The program allows classified advertisers to submit ads for publication in participating weeklies throughout the state in compliance with the following rules. You may submit an ad for the statewide program through this newspaper or in person to the WNPA office. The rate is $255 for up to 25 words, plus $10 per word over 25 words. WNPA reserves the right to edit all ad copy submitted and to refuse to accept any ad submitted for the statewide program. WNPA, therefore, does not guarantee that every ad will be run in every newspaper. WNPA will, on request, for a fee of $40, provide information on which newspapers run a particular ad within a 30

day period. Substantive typographical error (wrong address, telephone number, name or price) will result in a “make good”, in which a corrected ad will be run the following week. WNPA incurs no other liability for errors in publication. ADOPTION ADOPT -- A nurturing, financially secure, loving home waits for first baby to love forever. Expenses paid.Lisa 1-800-805-1421.

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LOCAL PRIVATE INVESTOR loans money on real estate equity. I loan on houses, raw land, commercial property and property development. Call Eric at (800) 563-3005. HELP WANTED HELP WANTED -TRUCK DRIVERS DRIVER CURRENTLY HIRING Experienced Team with HazMat. Dry Van & Temp Control available. O/Os welcome. Call Covenant (866) 684-2519 or apply at Equal Opportunity Employer. SLT NEEDS Class A Team Drivers with Hazmat. $2,000 Bonus. Company teams paid $.68 for all miles. Owner operators paid up to $1.70 per mile. 1-800-835-9471 REAL ESTATE 20 ACRE RANCH FORECLOSURES Near booming El Paso, Texas. Was $16,900. Now $12,856. $0 down,Take Over $159/mo payment. Beautiful views, owner financing, FREE map/pictures 1-800-3439444 REAL ESTATE CONTRACTS AND DEEDS OF TRUST “BAJILLIONS AVAILABLE” Stop Waiting!! Are you receiving payments from the sale of your Business or Real Estate? Take your Cash Now. Excellent Pricing. Skip Foss et al (800) 637-3677 VACATION GETAWAYS SUN PEAKS RESORT BC www.sunpeaksreservatio 1-888-578-8369 Vacation rental of Hotels, Condos & chalets 45 min. from Kamloops, BC VIEW LOTS Sea of Cortez, Baja, Mexico. Only $40,000. Quality of life. Affordable living. All utilities. Safe, secure ownership. Financing. Contact VistaD e l M a r S a n; 1-877871-9783.


1998 Chrysler Town & Country Mini Van, $3,700 1998 Ford Contour, 4-dr. Economy $2,300

Come and get them at The Chronicle’s north parking lot. 618 Okoma Dr., Omak

1994 Toyota Corolla, 4-Dr. Economy. $2,300

11th Annual Pateros

Citywide Garage Sale May 21 and 22

Pateros Days May 22nd 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. On the Mall. • Business Open Houses • Safety Day • Book and Plant Sale • Free Hot Dogs

Information: 923-2571 or

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

$18,500 2006 Hummer H3 Black/Tan 4-D Utility 73,000 Miles Pwr Sunroof Running Boards Tow Pkg Off Road Pkg. 3.5 Ltr.

620 Trucks & Vans

1998 Chev Cavalier Z-24 Convertible. $2,600


10” Well casings. $8.00 per foot. (509) 689-3502

610 Cars

Nautilus, Olympic style weight bench with leg extension, leg curl, arm curl rest, barbell, curl bar and 500 Lbs. of weight! Like new. $375 Malott (509) 654-4860

Shepard mix puppy. Spayed & vaccinated. Good dog. $50-$400 adoption fee will be donated to Ok Snip Project in Okanogan. (509) 4760208 For pic & info.

NEW! Blackberry Pearl 8110 cell phone with accessories. $100 509-322-0459

Stroller, car seat combo, excellent condition. $75 OBO. (509) 826-5919

Panasonic HDTV $250, RCA 27” Home Theatre TV, $175 (509) 557-9798 Pine cabinet w/4 shelves. 41 1/2”h X 24” wx15”d. $45 (509) 422-0822 Schwinn Strength Station, (Work out station). Leg press, chest fly, pull down bar, plus more. Excellent condition $475 OBO. Malott (509) 654-4860 Black tool box for full size truck. Good Condition. $40 (509) 322-1692

Turbo Jam excercise DVD’s, paid $200 asking $40 OBO. (509) 826-5919 Wheatland plow, John Deere, $200 (509) 6893502 Windows 7 retail upgrade new shrink wrap box. $180. Windows XP $95 (509) 826-1257 or 8267067 Wood shelves painted white. 34”h x 27”w x 101/ 2” d. $35 (509) 422-0822







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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. 820 Other legal Advertising (2010-137 Apr. 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26 & Jun. 2) IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF OKANOGAN ELEANOR AKKER, a single person, Plaintiff, vs. The unknown heirs of C.N. BURTON and ANNA BURTON, husband and wife, and all other persons or parties unknown claiming any right, title, estate, lien or interest in the real estate described in the Complaint herein, Defendants. NO. 10-2 00171-1 SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION THE STATE OF WASHINGTON TO: The unknown heirs of C.N. BURTON and ANNA BURTON, husband and wife, and also all other persons or parties unknown claiming any right, title, estate, lien or interest in the real estate 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 28th day of April, 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 attorneys for Plaintiff, Karro, Smith & Derting, PLLC, Heidi E. Smith, 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 is to quiet title against certain real property in Okanogan County, Washington, to-wit: A part of the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 11, Township 34 Nor th, Range 21 East, Willamette Meridian, lying southerly of the Southerly boundary of the Akker Parcel as described in Volume 127, Page 670, Okanogan County Records, Washington and Northerly of the centerline of the Foghorn Irrigation Ditch being more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the Northwest corner of said Section 11, Thence along the North line of said Section, North 89° 36’07” East a distance of 1841.71 feet to the intersection of said North line and the Centerline of the Foghorn Irrigation Ditch said intersection also being the Point of Beginning; Thence continuing along said North line North 89° 36’07” East a distance of 64.11 feet to the intersection said Southerly Boundary of the Akker Parcel and the North line of said Section 11; Thence leaving said North line and Continuing along said Southerly Boundary South 56° 44’28” East a distance of 132.42 feet; Thence South 64°44’28” East a distance of 201.00 feet; Thence South 51°44’28” East a distance of 310.00 feet; Thence South 57°44’28” East a distance of 226.00 feet to the North-South Centerline of Section 11; Thence along said Centerline of said Section 11,South 00°14’25” East a distance of 35.38 feet to the Centerline of said Foghorn Irrigation Ditch; Thence along said Centerline, North 48°13’13” West a distance of 62.70 feet; Thence North 43°59’50” West a distance of 36.36 feet; Thence North 60°39’54” West a distance of 40.30 feet; Thence North 60°29’14” West a distance of 79.77 feet; Thence North 54°51’33” West a distance of 36.78 feet; Thence North 45°27’55”

West a distance of 56.42 feet; Thence North 54°01’20” West a distance of 29.01 feet; Thence North 48°00’23” West a distance of 47.73 feet; Thence North 54°31’04” West a distance of 86.98 feet; Thence North 49°47’07” West a distance of 55.14 feet; Thence North 57°31’04” West a distance of 36.00 feet; Thence North 67°16’54” West a distance of 63.49 feet; Thence North 65°21’10” West a distance of 59.77 feet; Thence North 63°00’02” West a distance of 45.00 feet; Thence North 58°43’00” West a distance of 44.75 feet; Thence North 59°59’11” West a distance of 59.98 feet; Thence North 67°39’57” West a distance of 107.07 feet to the North line of said Section 11 and the Point of Beginning; DATED:April 28th, 2010. KARRO, SMITH & DERTING, PLLC By: HEIDI E. SMITH, WSBA #31,588 Attorney for Plaintiff Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle. (2010-147 April 28 & May 19) NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Pursuant To the Revised Code of Washington 61.24, et seq. File No. 2009-0095555 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned Trustee ReconTrust Company, N.A., on May 28, 2010 at 10:00 AM At the front entrance of the Okanogan County Courthouse, 149 Third North in the City of Okanogan, WA 98840, State of Washington, (subject to any conditions imposed by the trustee to protect the lender and borrower) will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable at time of sale, the following described real property, situated in the county(ies) of Okanogan, State of Washington: Tax Parcel ID no.: 3322070079 That portion of the Southeast quarter of the Southeast quarter of Section 7, Township 33 North, Range 22 East, W.M., which is West of the State Highway and described as follows: Beginning at the Southeast corner of said Section 7; thence North 527.1 feet; thence West 240 feet; thence North 0 degrees 20’ West a distance of 117 feet to the Point of Beginning of the within conveyed tract; thence North 0 degrees 20’ West a distance of 75 feet; thence turning an angle of 90 degrees to the right and extending to the West side of the State Highway right of way boundary thence due South along said State Highway right of way boundary a distance of 75 feet; thence North 89 degrees 40’ West to the Point of Beginning. Commonly Known as: 413 Highway 20 Northaka 413 N Methow Valley HWY which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated 07/17/2006, recorded on 07/28/2006, under Auditor’s File No. 3106137 and Deed of Trust re-recorded on -, under Auditor’s File No. -, records of Okanogan County, Washington from Del Ray Callis, a single person, as grantor, to Baines Title Co., Inc., as Trustee, to secure an obligation in favor of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as beneficiary. The beneficial interest in which was assigned by Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. to BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP FKA Countrywide Home Loans Servicing LP under an Assignment/Successive Assignments recorded under Auditor’s File No. 3149228. 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 Grantor’s or Borrower’s default on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust. III. The Beneficiary alleges default of the Deed of Trust for failure to pay the following amounts now in arrears and/or other defaults: A. Monthly Payments $17,197.97 B. Late Charg-

es $140.37 C. Beneficiary Advances $107.23 D. Suspense Balance ($.00) E. Other Fees $30.00 Total Arrears $17,475.57 F. Trustee’s Expenses (Itemization) Trustee’s Fee $337.50 Title Report $576.19 Statutory Mailings $50.48 Recording Fees $67.00 Publication $828.75 Posting $300.00 Total Costs $2,159.92 Total Amount Due: $19,635.49 Other potential defaults do not involve payment of the Beneficiary. If applicable, each of these defaults must also be cured. Listed below are categories of common defaults, which do not involve payment of money to the Beneficiary. Opposite each such listed default is a brief description of the action/documentation necessary to cure the default. The list does not exhaust all possible other defaults; any defaults identified by Beneficiary or Trustee that are not listed below must also be cured. Other default, Action necessary to cure Nonpayment of Taxes/Assessments Deliver to Trustee written proof that all taxes and assessments against the property are paid current Default under any senior lien Deliver to Trustee written proof that all senior liens are paid current and that no other defaults exist. Failure to insure property against hazard Deliver to Trustee written proof that the property is insured against hazard as required by the Deed of Trust. Waste Cease and desist from committing waste, repair all damage to property and maintain property as required in Deed of Trust. Unauthorized sale of property (Due on Sale) Revert title to permitted vestee. IV. The sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust is: Principal Balance of $146,282.42, together with interest as provided in the note or other instrument secured from 10/01/2008 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 expense of the 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 05/28/2010. The default(s) referred to in paragraph III, together with any subsequent payments, late charges, advances costs and fees thereafter due, must be cured by 05/17/2010 (11 days before the sale date), to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if at any time before the close of the Trustee’s business on 05/17/ 2010 (11 days before the sale date), the default(s) as set forth in paragraph III, together with any subsequent payments, late charges, advances, costs and fees thereafter due, is/are cured and the Trustee’s fees and costs are paid. The sale may be terminated any time after 05/ 17/2010 (11 days before the sale date), and before the sale by the Borrower, Grantor, and Guarantor or the holder of any recorded junior lien or encumbrance paying the entire balance of 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. VI. A written notice of default was transmitted by the Beneficiary or Trustee to the Borrower and Grantor at the following address(es): Del Ray Callis 420 Roxas St. Santa Cruz, CA 95062 Del Ray Callis 413 Highway 20 North Twisp, WA 98856 Estate of Del Ray Callis C/O Ed Callis Santa Cruz, CA 95062 Del Ray Callis C/O Ed Callis Santa Cruz, CA 95062 Estate of Del Ray Callis 420 Roxas St. Santa Cruz, CA 95062 Estate of Del Ray Callis 413 Highway 20 North Twisp, WA 98856 by both first class and either certified mail, return receipt requested, or registered mail on 07/13/2009, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and on 07/ 14/2009 Grantor and Borrower were personally served with said written

notice of default or the written notice of default was posted on a conspicuous place on the real property described in paragraph I above, and the Trustee has possession 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 foreclosure costs and trustee’s fees due at any time prior to the sale. VIII. The effect of the sale will be to deprive the Grantor and all those who hold by, through or under the Grantor of all their right, title and interest in the abovedescribed property. IX. Anyone having any objections 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 and tenants. After the 20th day following the sale of the purchaser has the right to evict occupants and tenants by summary proceedings under the unlawful detainer act, Chapter 59.12 RCW For tenantoccupied property, the purchaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with RCW 61.24.060; and/or any applicable Federal Law. DATED: August 14, 2009 ReconTrust Company, N.A. By Cheryl Lee Its Assistant Secretary ReconTrust Company, N.A. P.O. Box 10284 Van Nuys, CA 91410-0284 Phone: (800) 281-8219 This firm is attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. The debt set forth on this notice will be assumed to be valid unless you dispute the debt by providing this office with a written notice of your dispute within 30 days of your receipt of this notice, setting forth the basis of your dispute. If you dispute the debt in writing within 30 days, we will obtain and mail verification of the debt to you. If the creditor identified in this notice is different than your original creditor, we will provide you with the name and address of the original creditor if you request this information in writing within 30 days. ASAP# 3462043 04/28/ 2010, 05/19/2010 Published by Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle. (2010-151 May 12, 19 &26) SUPERIOR COURT, OKANOGAN COUNTY, WASHINGTON In the Matter of the Estate of: ALAN R. MILLER, Deceased. NO. 10-4-00033-9 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS RCW 11.40.030 The personal representative named below has been appointed as personal representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the personal representative 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 non probate assets.

Date of First Publication: Wednesday, May 12, 2010 Personal Representative: Derek L. Miller Address for Mailing or Service: 805 Ironwood St. Omak, WA 98841 Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle. (2010-155 May 19) 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 and variances: 1. Fugachee Orchards Partnership has submitted a conditional use permit application for the development of a migrant worker housing complex for 60 employees to utilize each year from April to November. The proposal will consist of constructing a 50’ x 90’ housing unit containing 12 rooms, a 10’ x 10’ pump control, pressure tank & electrical service building, septic drain field, and a 60’ x 20’ (proposed) kitchen and shower building. The proposed location is about 2 miles from Bridgeport, WA on Pariseau Road within section 24, Township 29, Range 25; Okanogan County Parcel # 2925240001 and is within the boundaries of the Colville Indian Reservation. 2. Clint Nicholson (via his attorney Mark Carroll) has submitted a letter of appeal from a fine issued for the continued operation of his wrecking business (Rez A Rex) following the revocation of his original conditional use permit approved in 2006. The site for the illegal land use is commonly known as 7636 Highway 155, Omak, WA; within Township 33, Range 27, Section 32 within Okanogan County and 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, May 27, 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 May 26, 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. (2010-156 May 12 & 19) NOTICE OF PUBLIC TIMBER SALE Department of Natural Resources will auction timber to the highest bidder. Contract terms and bidding information is available by calling Northeast Region at (509)684-7474 or by visiting the Region Office at Colville or Product Sales & Leasing Division, Olympia. Bidding information may also be obtained at the County Auditor’s office. Bidding begins at 10:00 a.m. at the Northeast Region Office on May 25, 2010. GARDNER FIT SORTS, App. Nos. 85626-85629, approximately 6 miles by road west of Republic, WA on part(s) Section 1 in Township 36 Nor th, Range 31 East, W.M. and Section 35 in Township 37 North, Range 31 East, W.M. Each log sort to be sold individually. Minimum accepted bids listed are set at delivered log prices. Sort #1 approximately 3,312 tons, DF/WL 7”+ peeler grade minimum acceptable bid $55.00/ton; Sort #2 approximately 211 tons, LP/ES & Non-chuckable DF/WL 7”+ minimum acceptable bid $42.00/ton; Sort #3 approximately 2,940 tons, all species except PP 5”-6” minimum acceptable bid $44.00/ton; Sort #4 approximately 1,908 tons, all species except WRC utility 2”+ mini-

mum acceptable bid $24.00/ton. This sale is Export Restricted. Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle. (2010-158 May 12 & 19) PATEROS SCHOOL BOARD OF DIRECTORS NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING TIME CHANGE A special meeting has been called by the Board of Directors of the Pateros School District 122-70J for the purpose of a facility walk-through. The meeting will begin in the Pateros School library at 6:00 pm on Monday, May 24, 2010. The public is invited. The starting time of the regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Pateros School District 122-70J has been changed to 7:00 pm. The meeting will be held in the Pateros School library on Monday, May 24, 2010. 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. (2010-161 May 19, 26 & Jun. 2) IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF OKANOGAN IN RE THE ESTATE OF: ROSALIE JOY CLINKENBEARD Deceased. IN PROBATE No. 10-4-00035 5 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 within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the personal representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(3); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 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 539-46-9926. Date of First Publication: May 19, 2010 Personal Representative: Michael Adam Clinkenbeard Mailing address: 13339 Prospector Ridge Rd SE, Monroe, WA 988272 Attorney for Personal Representative: Rober t V. Flock, WSBA #3049 Mailing address P.O. Box 523, Omak, WA 98841 Date of Filing: May 11, 2010 Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle. (2010-162 May 19) Bridgeport School District issued a determination of nonsignificance (DNS) under the State Environmental Policy Act Rules (Chapter 19711 WAC) for the following project: New Vocational Agricultural Building The project is proposed by Bridgeport School District. After review of a completed environmental checklist and other information on file with the agency,

Bridgeport School District has determined this proposal will not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment. Copies of the Checklist and DNS are available at no charge from Debby Sharp, Bridgeport School District, at 2400 Tacoma Avenue Bridgeport, WA 98813-9735 (509) 6865656. The public is invited to comment on this DNS by submitting written comments no later than May 24, 2010 to Jeff Soehren, Bridgeport School District located at 2400 Tacoma Avenue Bridgeport, WA 98813-9735 Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle. (2010-163 May 19) REQUEST FOR BIDS The Colville Tribal Planning Department is taking bids or proposals for construction waste (cement foundations) located at a site on School Loop Road. If you are interested in acquiring this material please submit Bid or Proposal to Pete Palmer at Planning, PO Box 150 Nespelem, WA 99155. For questions please call 509-634-2577. Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle. (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 OROVILLE, 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 paragraph I above, and the Trustee has possession of proof of such service or posting. VII The Trustee’s Sale will be held in accordance with Ch. 61.24 RCW and anyone wishing to bid at the sale will be required to have in his/her possession at the time the bidding commences, cash, cashier’s check, or certified check in the amount of at least one dollar over the Beneficiary’s opening bid. In addition, the successful bidder will be required to pay the full amount of his/her bid in cash, cashier’s check, or certified check within one hour of the making of the bid. The Trustee whose name and address are set forth below will provide in writing to anyone requesting it, a statement of all costs and fees due at any time prior to the sale. VIII The effect of the sale will be to deprive the Grantor and all those who hold by, through or under the 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. (2010-167 May 19 & 26) INVITATON TO BID BID NO. 371-10 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Public Utility District No. 1 of Okanogan County will receive sealed bids until 2:00 p.m., Thursday, June 24, 2010, at which time all bids will be publicly opened and read. This bid is for the purchase of single phase pole and pad mount distribution transformers for District rebuilds and stock. All bids must be sealed and prominently marked “Bid No. 371-10” on the outside of the envelope. The District reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Specifications and bid documents may be obtained by contacting Public Utility District No. 1 of Okanogan County, Post Office Box 912, Okanogan, WA 98840. Mark Watson Purchasing Supervisor Published by the OmakOkanogan County Chronicle.


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May 20, 1910 – May 19, 1919

At The Chronicle, we take great pride in our heritage and history here in the Okanogan. To show our enthusiasm and to celebrate our 100th anniversary, over the next 10 months we will be printing a monthly section highlighting news from each decade of The Chronicle. This first installment of our “Chronicles of the Okanogan” series includes stories and photographs of some of the newsworthy events covered by our editors and reporters between May 20, 1910, and May 19, 1920. Next month, the section will highlight news from May 20, 1920, to May 19, 1930, and so on. The sections, which will mirror the newspaper’s appearance from the time period covered, will print the third week of each month through next February, when the city of Omak will celebrate its 100th anniversary. We hope you enjoy the series. Best,

Frank Matsura photo The Main Street of Omak, 1910, With Folks Carrying in Water Pipes to Set Up The New Water System.

Roger Harnack Chronicle publisher

TIMELINE 1910 May 20 – First edition of The Chronicle printed. May 27 – Halley’s Comet appears in the sky. June 10 – Omak to have bridge, bids advertised by council. June 10 – Okanogan County goes dry by an overwhelming vote. Aug. 12 – Main St. is graveled in front of 20 lots. Aug. 20 – “Big Burn,” the largest wildfire known, consumes 3 million acres, several towns and 87 lives. Oct. 14 – Chinese Pheasants introduced to Okanogan County. Nov. 4 – Water system done. Dec. 16 – Okanogan County population 12,887. 1911 Jan. 3 – One million acres announced open for homesteading on reservation. Jan. 13 – A 97-2 vote of the residents of Omak approve incorporation. W.H. Dickson defeats town founder Ben Ross as first mayor. Jan. 27 – Great Northern Railway says the railway will be extended from Pateros to Oroville without delay, once the weather clears. March 10 – Omak’s East Side Park approved through work of Sen. Wesley L. Jones, with the signature of Pres. Taft. March 17 – Grover Baggott, 19, suffocates when the walls of a ditch he was digging along modern day Kermel Grade collapsed. He was the son of prominent homesteaders and a popular football player, described as a “manly, likeable young man with hosts of friends.” April 20 – Thousands of women march for suffrage in New York City. April 21 – The largest group of settlers on record move to the Northwest – 90,000 in one month. May 6 – Tribal members protest at Orient when the government declares it will only give allotments in $50 increments so that the Tribal people don’t “spend foolishly.” May 26 – Omak drawbridge completed; June 17 celebration with a baseball game and military band set. June 2 – Omak schools double in size, adding four new classrooms to accommodate the new students. June 9 – Omak drawbridge collapses. (See story) June 23 – 200 residents take a steamboat excursion down the river from Omak to Wenatchee for $5 each. July 14 – John McDonald sentenced to six months to one year for bootlegging six bottles of whiskey to “Indian Tom Kapoosal” behind the Riverside Saloon. Continued on Page 2.

WATER SYSTEM READY OMAK INCORPORATES OMAK Local Man Sets Record for Installing Pipe Vote is Nearly Unanimous, Ross Defeated, Dickson Named Mayor

January 13, 1911 With but two dissenting votes, Omak declared for incorporation at the election held Saturday, at the count of the ballots showing 97 votes for and 2 against incorporation. The vote would have been larger but that a number of the gentler sex did not avail themselves of the prerogative of franchise. W. H. Dickson was elected mayor, defeating Ben Ross, the Citizens ticket candidate, by a majority of 25. The original ticket of councilmen and treasurer, consisting of F. H. Keller, W. S. Shumway, Theron S. Stoddard, E. E. Warwick, Ira

BRIDGE COLLAPSES Bridge Falls Into River, Expert Blames Builder June 9, 1911 With several men and two wagon loads of stone, the steel draw of the newly completed Omak bridge collapsed and fell in the Okanogan river, Saturday forenoon. None of the men, all of whom were in the center of the structure at the time the accident occurred, were injured. The draw is a total wreck, although a portion of the steel can be utilized. After a thorough examination by J.W. Bowerman, a prominent consulting engineer of Seattle, the verdict was given that the draw was weak and was not constructed in accordance with the contract. County Commissioner R.L Wright, in reviewing the accident later stated: “Mr. Hoft, the representative of the William Oliver Bridge company of Spokane, which had the contract, advised me in the presence of R.L. Picken and Emmett George to pull two wagonloads of stone to the center of the draw and then swing it at right angles. He then advised us to lower the jacks at each end until the ends were supported on the piling, and then to haul the loads out and dump them behind the protecting piling to prevent them from washing out. We proceeded to do this, placing the loads as near the center as possible and had swung the draw almost completely into place, when the center supports buckled and the top cords then

Graffis and Dale Rice, treasurer, was elected. Barton Robinson, M. F. O’Connor officiated as judges and A. T. Greene as inspector. The newly elected officials will not hold their first meeting until the returns have been approved by the state officials and a charter is granted. The county fathers have already placed their stamp of approval upon the entire proceedings and nothing but mere formal proceedings stand in the way of Omak becoming an incorporated town of the fourth class. Omak is the sixth town in Okanogan county to attain this distinction.

giving way, allowed the structure to drop into the stream.” The county commissioners immediately sent for Mr. Bowerman to examine the structure to ascertain the cause of the accident, the blame for which he places entirely on the shoulders of the contracting company. The county still retains approximately $8,000 of the contract price and the money will not be paid over until a satisfactory adjustment of the matter is made. The following is the report and letter of Mr. Bowerman to County Engineer McGuin and the letter sent by the county commissioners to the William Oliver Bridge company: It is an exceedingly unfortunate thing that the accident occurred but every one, including the consulting engineer, is agreed that it is fortunate that it occurred when it did and that every one of the men on the bridge escaped without injury. While the wreckage extends into the channel, all of the boats are able to pass by safely. F.A. McGuin Co. Engineer Dear Sir: I have examined the wrecked draw bridge at Omak, Wash. Being built by the Wm. Oliver Co, of Spokane, for Okanogan County and find that same is not constructed in accordance with the contract and advise either of the following methods on adjusting the matter: First; that the contractors rebuild the work in accordance with their contract and at their expense and furnish and erect any extra metal that may be required by the county engineer at 8 cents per pound. Secondly; that the contractors accept a reduction of $5,540 from their contract price and turn the

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November 4, 1910 Eighteen days from the time work was started, the water was turned on in the water system installed by the Omak Townsite company. During that time, four miles of pipe was hauled from Brewster, four miles of ditch was dug, the pipe was placed ready for business and the people of Omak were treated to the sight of a heavy stream of water under a pressure that will assure them of adequate service and adequate fire protection. But one spring is turned into the pipe line at this time and next spring when the big dam is constructed and all the water available is used, the system will be one of the best in the country. “I feel well satisfied with the system,” stated E. B. Cox, manager of the Omak Townsite

company and in charge of the work of installation. “We will complete the dam this week and the water that was turned on Tuesday was simply some that we allowed to run into the pipe seventy feet below the spring, with twenty feet less pressure. Two hundred and fifty thousand gallons a day are now flowing from the springs and if necessary two other springs can be tapped. Omak can feel justly proud of its water system and of the wide-awake, progressive men who have taken the initiative and installed a system costing thousands of dollars. All persons taking water shall keep their own service pipe, stop-cocks and apparatus in good repair, and protected from frost at their own expense. And shall prevent any unnecessary waste of water; and it is expressly

stipulated between the Omak Townsite company and its water takers, that no claim for damages shall be made against it of the town of Omak by reason of the breakage of any service cock or service pipe, or leakage therefrom. All leaks on service pipes in the streets, and in and upon all premises supplied, must be promptly repaired by the owner or occupant, and on failure to make such repairs, the company will turn off the water, and charge one dollar for turning on again. All willful waste of water, or waste through neglect of servants or agents, or by fixtures out of order, or by allowing water to be taken from the premises by persons having not right to its use will be sufficient cause for stopping without notice the supply.

George B. Ladd photo The New Steel Bridge in Omak As Completed.

Frank Matsura photo The New Steel Bridge After Collapse. work over to the county as it is. Respectfully, Bowerman and McCloy By J.W. Bowerman Wm. Oliver Bridge Co. Spokane Wash. Gentlemen; Enclosed is a copy of the engineer’s report concerning our contract with you at Omak, Wash. The commissioners have

decided to make no further payments on this work until some adjustment can by made in the matter. The commissioners concur in the engineer’s report and desire that you accept one or the other of the proposals contained herein. As the bridge is badly needed and as the time of completion expired April firstly. Last, the commissioners do not

During this decade, the Graves and Hamilton families were early settlers and neighbors in Pleasant Valley. The Graves family came to Pleasant Valley in May of 1900 and George Graves was born in Okanogan in 1902. Earl Hamilton was born in 1899 in Trinity County California, and moved with his family to Pleasant Valley in 1903. Future brothers-in-law and partners in Graves Machine Shop, George and Earl were best friends and hunting and fishing partners. They attended the first Pine Grove School through the 8th grade. Elizabeth Hamilton, Earl's mom, taught school at Pine Grove, Olema, and Windy Hill during this period. Pictured left to right: Earl, Arthur, Carrie, Elizabeth and Courtney Hamilton

desire any farther delay in the completion of this work and wish to advise you that unless an adjustment of the matter can be arrived at, within one week from date they will be obliged to declare your contract forfeited and proceed to finish the work at your expense. Very respectfully, R.L. Wright R.A. Nixon


• MAY 20, 1910-MAY 19, 1920

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COMES TO TOWN Great Northern Construction Has Reached Omak Creek, Only a Few Hours Work Necessary to Reach Town C.P. Scates, Editor and Publisher, 1910-1913

Franklin A. De Vos, Publisher 1913, Owner 1915

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

TIMELINE 1911 (continued) Aug. 18 – Chief Sarsarpkin, Loomis, honored by gravesite improvements including fencing and a new monument. Chiefs from Moses, Columbia, Okanogan, Nespelem, Colville, Lakes and other tribes join for the ceremony. Sept. 1 – St. Mary ’s Mission school is completed. (See photo) Sept. 15 – The road from the Omak Hotel (modern day Juniper Street) to Pogue Flat (now known as Ross Canyon Road) completed by local contributions totaling $281.50. Salaries for workers were $5.50 per day with a horse team or $2.50 per day for a shoveller. Nov. 3 – Gov. Hay visits Omak, gathering a surprising crowd of 600 to talk about the railroad. Nov. 3 – A census shows 11 automobiles in Okanogan County for its 12,887; such high numbers of vehicles blamed for the high cost of living. Nov. 10 – New company tasked to build a new Omak bridge for $5,005.38, slated for completion in 90 days. 1912 April 14 – The Titanic sinks after striking an iceberg on its maiden voyage from Liverpool to New York; 1,503 perish in the Atlantic Ocean. Sept. 13 – Over 200 students enrolled in Omak schools. 1913 April 4 – The railroad arrives in Omak. Oct 10 – The first comic strip appeared in The Chronicle. 1914 Aug. 1 – Germany declares war on Russia, declares war on France (Aug. 3) and invades Belgium (Aug. 4). Continued on Page 3.

Greatest Event in History of Okanogan Valley The Cause of Much Rejoicing April 4, 1913 Considerable excitement was aroused on our streets shortly before noon Wednesday when the construction train laying the steel on the Great Northern right of way came into sight around the bend of the river east of town less than two miles away. The work was carried down almost to the crossing of Omak Creek where it was halted until the bridge across that creek can be completed. The pile driver has been working at this point since Monday and it is probable that the bridge will be completed before the end of the week, after which it is only the work of a few hours to complete the line into town. What the completion of this line means to Omak or what changes and advances it will make necessary and possible few of us have any adequate conception, and so long have we waited and longed for this thing that now we can hardly realize that the railroad is a fact.

Monday is Gala Day in Town of Omak April 11, 1913 Early Monday morning the tracklaying machine which had halted to await completion of the bridge over Omak Creek crossed that obstruction and got into action. Plans had been made to give the children of the various schools an opportunity to see the machine in operation that afternoon but when word was passed out that the machine would not be used at that time schools were dismissed and on foot, on horseback, in buggies, carriages, hacks, wagons, drays, people flocked to the railroad. By noon the track had reached a point some half mile beyond the station site and the next two days were occupied in putting the track into better shape, building side tracks, etc. At the time this is written, Thursday, the track has been extended to a point some two miles south of this place and will probably reach Okanogan about Monday. The crew constructing the telegraph line will be here within a few days as they were this side of Tonasket several days ago.

Omak Depot Has Most Elaborate Facilities Shipping Center in Pateros May Be Only Depot Greater May 2, 1913 The Wenatchee World in a write-up last week of the Depot facilities to be provided the different towns along the line of the Oroville-Wenatchee road, was unable to leave Omak out of the running, as that paper has a habit of doing. The reason for this is the fact that Omak is slated for the most elaborate facilities of any town between Wenatchee and Oroville, save possibly Pateros, which will be the shipping point for the entire Methow Valley. According to the article referred to, Omak will be given a station 30 x60 feet, with pens for stock shipments and extensive industrial trackage. The Great Northern telegraph construction crew reached Omak this week having completed the line up to this point. The

company is putting in a full metal circuit line and will install both telephone and telegraph instruments, the same lines being used for both sets of instruments, giving in this way a double service.

Editorial: We Should Take Pride in Railroad June 16, 1913 Uncle Jim Keeps His Promises It came. It went. It has come and gone again. What? Why that first passenger train our old friend and benefactor James J. Hill has been telling us about these many long years past. To be sure, it is only a mixed train coming only three times a week. Schedule? Oh yes, it leaves Oroville at 8 o’clock a.m. and arrives down this way whenever it feels like it. Leaves the end of construction at 2:30 p.m. and comes up the valley just as fast as it likes to, but for all these eccentricities it is a train – a passenger train – and we are glad of it, yes, proud of it, and will ride on it the very first chance we get, see if we don’t. The first train pulled into Omak at 11:10 a.m. Monday morning, deposited five passengers, posed for photographer Ladd and rolled on with its merry crowd of Oroville and Tonasket excursionists. Mrs. F.S. Beale and three children and Miss Jessie Sigrist, of Oroville,

were the first passengers and the editor had the honor of receiving the first letter and express package via rail. The fare from here to Oroville, one way, is $1.25 and for the present all freight arriving at Omak must be prepaid out of Oroville and taken care of at this end by the party to whom consigned as there is still neither station nor agent at this point. The carpenter crew are busy on the Riverside depot now and will arrive here probably by next week. It has been a long heartbreaking struggle to wait for the construction and completion of this railroad but now that the feat has been accomplished things will hum in the valley of the Okanogan, new settlers will flock in to cultivate the many idle acres and the present hardy residents can reach the outside markets with their fruit and farm products. Capital which has been sparing to enter here can now safely be invested with every assurance of good returns. The era of prosperity is upon us, the labors of the past are about to be rewarded by the emoluments of success, comfort and one of the most beautiful valleys on the face of the earth. Our backing is of the very best and of such a stability as to make for permanency of the future.

George B. Ladd photos The First Passenger Train (Above) and the First Train Ever to Reach Omak (Bottom) Come Into Town on the New Rails.

EDITORIAL: SUPPORT RAIL Much Flour Shipped in County, Needs More Efficient Methods Power Franchise Opposed, Anti-Saloon Campaign Launched State-Wide Saloon-owning Masons reprimanded January 16, 1914 The first full carload shipment of freight from the south to come over the new railroad was a car of Peach Blossom flour from the Wenatchee mills and consigned to the Omak Mercantile Company. This makes the fifth car of this same flour that this company has distributed in the Omak territory since June, 1913, and the product has been carted in here in various ways. In the good old days, it was brought by boat in high water to the dock at Omak. Later in the season the boat had to leave it at Brewster here it was pitched onto the old wharf boat to be picked up by the freighters or the auto truck, as the case might be, to be hauled over and through the dust and dirt for some thirty odd miles to Omak. Once this summer it was necessary to ship a carload around by the way of Spokane and Oroville to get it in here by rail. This is just a sample of the hardships that the Omak vicinity, rancher as well as merchants, have had to endure all of these past years. While we have been waiting for rails to be laid. It also illustrates very nicely what a pleasure it will be when the road is finally completed to Wenatchee and through

Frank Matsura photos

shipments will come all the way by rail and not have to be transferred at Pateros as it now becomes necessary.

Men Lay the New Railroad Track (Above). The Track Laying Machine Was A Sight to Behold (Bottom).

Opposing forces in both the north and south parts of the county are busy trying to keep the Okanogan Power Company from securing a franchise and their combined efforts may succeed in delaying things for a short time though none of them have presented any real objection when the matter is carefully and lawfully sifted down, as the laws of the land very fully cover the regulation of such companies and there is little or no danger of their hurting anyone, except possibly, in a competitive way the Similkameen Power Company. The north part of the county wants, and must have, electrical energy and we believe the franchise will be granted. A state-wide anti-saloon campaign has been launched and from every side comes prophecies of success for the drys. The movement to abolish the old-style saloon has swept the country during the past few years and just recently down in Arkansas such a strong organization as the Masons sent out an edict that any member of that order signing a petition to have a saloon established in their town would be considered in bad standing with their lodge.

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Frank Matsura A June 20, 1913, article from the Okanogan Independent told the great loss of photographer Frank Matsura: A shadow of sorrow was cast over the community early in the week by the sudden death on Monday night of Frank S. Matsura, the Japanese photographer who has been a part and parcel of the city ever since its establishment seven years ago. Although an unpretentious, unassuming, modest little Japanese, Frank Matsura's place in Okanogan city will never be filled. He was a photographer of fine ability and his studio contains a collection of views that form a most complete photographic history of this city and surrounding country, covering a period of seven or eight years. Whenever anything happened, Frank was there with his camera to record the event. He has done more to advertise Okanogan city and valley than any other individual. Furthermore Frank Matsura was a gentleman in every sense of the word. He was one of the most popular men in Okanogan and was known from one end of this vast county to the other. He was well educated, being a graduate from a Japanese college at Tokio, and had done newspaper work in his native land. He came from a wealthy and aristocratic family in Japan.

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1914 (continued) Nov. 20 – The U.S. started requiring photographs with passports. 1915 Jan. 21 – The first Kiwanis club is founded in Detroit, Mich. Feb. 5 – D.D. Davenport wins bid for courthouse; $19,300 is the price. June 4 – Second mail route assured, carrier #2 to start work. Sept. 8 – F.A. De Vos purchases The Chronicle. 1916 July 1 – Colville Reservation opened to homesteaders. July 15 – The Boeing Co., known originally as Pacific Aero Products, was founded in Seattle by William Boeing. Sept. 1 – Railway work starts in the Methow Valley. 1917 April 6 – War is declared. Nov. 26 – The National Hockey League forms.

Ben Ross

Dr. Joseph I. Pogue

Father Etienne de Rouge

Born in Illinois in 1859, Ross started out as a farmer. After studying to be a civil engineer, he helped lay out the towns of Spring Valley, Ill., and Gray’s Harbor, Wash. In 1900, he homesteaded near Alma, now Okanogan. In 1907, he platted a town in his alfalfa field and called it Omak. He died in 1937 and is buried next to his wife, Hattie, in the Riverside Cemetery.

Dr. Pogue began the movement to get Alma on the map as an irrigation project. In 1905, the city’s name was changed to Pogue. But in 1907, it was changed to Okanogan. Hurt by the name change, Pogue met up with Ben Ross and together the two founded Omak. In 1904, Dr. Pogue was elected as a state senator, representing Okanogan, Douglas and Ferry Counties. He died in 1940 and is buried next to his wife, Marion, in the Omak memorial Cemetery.

Father Etienne de Rouge from France founded St. Mary’s Mission in 1886 to minister to the bands of the Colville Federation. The present Catholic church dates from 1910. The adjacent Paschal Sherman Indian School is now managed by the Colville Confederated Tribes. Father de Rouge died in 1916 of an apparent heart attack.

RESERVATION OPENED TO HOMESTEADERS South Half Proclamation Expected Only Small Area Withheld for Grazing April 28, 1916 As Secretary of the Commercial Club, P.A. Mitchell received the following telegram Thursday: ‘Have just succeeded in having Commissioner Sells certify last necessary papers to land office regarding opening Reservation and hope President can sign proclamation before Sunday. Although I have been unable to secure everything we wanted, only comparatively the smallest area of agricultural land will be withheld and opening will go forward as planned. C.C. Dill, Congressman Fifth District.” Th Omak Commercial Club has quietly kept after this Reservation opening and are pleased to be the first to make this sooner announcement of this great land offering of Uncle Sam in this State. The persistency of the Club in this Reservation matter has been due to the strategical location of Omak, backed as it is by a highly developed Government Irrigation Project on the west, a Government addition to the town of 213 acres which is the natural center for the main water grade roads leading to all points of the Colville Reservation.

Names to be Entered In Homestead Drawing

make their selections. After this latter date, the remaining land will be open to settlement under the regular land laws. The advantages of Omak as a registration point and a place where settlers will naturally flock are many. The Great Northern railway station at Omak is actually located on the Reservation, being situated in a Government addition of some 213 acres to the present town on the west side of the river; the main water grade-roads lead from the town to all parts of the reservation where the majority of the homestead lands are to be found; an Indian sub-agency is located here with Government officials already in charge; a Government telephone line reaching across the reservation through the Indian agency in Nespelem connects with the outside world here; accommodations for visitors are ample and more places are being provided; and best of all, it is best view the wonderful development that has taken place within the past few years on the Government irrigation project which practically joins the reservation on the west.

Congressional Proclamation Printed May 19, 1916

May 5, 1916 Omak is one of the registration points for the opening of the South Half of the Colville Indian Reservation according to a proclamation signed by President Woodrow Wilson Wednesday morning in the presence of Congressman C.C. Dill and his secretary, Frank Funkhouser, which will throw something like 400,000 acres of land open to homestead. Actual registration for this land will begin on July 22nd, 1916. On July 27th the actual drawing will take place at Spokane. The holders of successful numbers will be allowed the time intervening between September 5th and October 18th, 1916, in which to

I, Woodrow Wilson, president of the United States of America, by virtue of the power and authority vested in me by the act of congress approved March 22, 1906 (34 Stat. L., 80) do hereby prescribe, proclaim and make known that all the nonmineral unalotted and unreserved lands within the diminished Colville Reservation, in the state of Washington, classified as irrigable lands, grazing lands or arid lands, shall be disposed of under the general provisions of the homestead laws of the United States and of the said act of Congress, and shall be opened to settlement and entry and settled upon, occupied and entered only in the manner herein prescribed.

E.F. Taylor photo The Tent Office of the Omak Locators, Who Helped Locate Land for Homesteaders for a Fee.

Great Chance to Lease One Omak Man Wins Horse Goes Off Bridge Allotments Allotment Drawing Luckily, no one June 9, 1916 Total of 90,410 Register to injured in strange One of the most wonderful Win, With 50 Winners chances for the incoming settlers accident involving Four Winners in County on the Colville Indian Reservation will be the privilege Dr. Pogue that is granted the Indians to lease their fine land holdings on terms and periods of time that will allow the renter to make some big money on a small investment. The following statement is one that was officially sent out some time ago by Superintendent J. M. Johnson, who has had full control of this reservation and who will still retain control over the Indians for some time to come, gives a fine idea of how liberally the department expects to handle this side of this opening business. To Prospective Lessees of Indian Land: The Indian allotments on the south half of the Colville reservation are pending approval by the Secretary of the Interior and until they are approved the land will not be subject to lease in the usual manner for a term of years. However, labor agreements may be made through this office, by which agreement the Indian allottee becomes the employer and the lessee the employee.

July 28, 1916 Omak had one winner in the first fifty names drawn for land on the Colville Indian Reservation, out of a total registration of 90,410, in the person of Joe M. Coffey, who drew No. 26. Mr. Coffey is a brother-in-law of T.W. Robbins and lives just west of town. He is a gentleman who can, and undoubtedly will, file and move upon his claim and make it his home. Okanogan County had four number holders in the first hundred names drawn. J. M. Coffey, No. 26, Omak; D. Maske, No. 29, Oroville; A. Hartmon, No. 50, Nespelem; E. W. Roberts No. 58, Riverside. Washington state came in strong as a leader for winners and that is taken to mean that most of the number holders will become actual settlers. Great satisfaction is being expressed locally for the fine way in which envelopes seemed to have been mixed up before the drawing started.

Sept. 22, 1916 A most peculiar accident befell Dr. J.I. Pogue Wednesday evening as he was driving a heavily loaded truck of apples across the bridge over the Okanogan river at this place. In passing another wagon near the center of the bridge, the doctor drove a little too close to the edge of the structure and the hub of the front wheel hit a brace throwing the tongue of the wagon against the outside horse with such force that the railing broke throwing the animal over the side where it hung, back down, by the harness. As many straps as possible were unbuckled and the balance cut letting the horse fall into the water. No damage whatever was done except the few parts of the harness which had to be cut.

1918 Soldier directory of those overseas and serving state side is published every week. Advertisements encouraging rationing, patriotism and war support run 2-3 per week. March 29 – German sympathizer George W. Stair thrown in prison for 30 days after several locals start riot to torment this “Kaiser lover.” April 19 – Enemies sink the Tuscania with Omak boy Harry J. Johnson aboard. The boy was declared missing, presumed dead, but a couple weeks later his parents were informed that he had survived. Oct. 11 – The first sign of the major flu epidemic strikes the area. (See stories) Nov. 15 – WWI Peace declared. (See story) Nov. 15 – List of 25 names and addresses of “slackers” printed for not contributing to war efforts. Dec. 6 – The first two Omak boys killed in the war are revealed – Henry C. Rehbein and Percy Reed. 1919 Jan. 10 – Flu declared not bad in the area with only 40-plus cases reported. Jan. 17 – Department of Interior sells 24 million feet of yellow pine, 1 million feet of red fir and larch and some white fir to Omak F ruit Growers to construct apple boxes. March 14 – Talk about changing Omak’s name to Hesperides is argued against in a letter to the editor. April 4 – The city holds a party for returning soldiers. April 25 – Modern day school site chosen; Ben Ross will sell 10 acres at $250 per acre and Willard George at $300 per acre. A bond for $30,000 will cover the building and equipment costs, with some money to spare for contingency. Aug. 1 – Newspaper boasts of a $1 million apple crop – the largest ever. Aug. 8 – Dr. J.I. Pogue invents a machine to lid and stamp apple boxes. He plans on building a manufacturing plant in the city. Oct. 10 – The boys’ school at St. Mary ’s Mission burns to the ground under mysterious circumstances. Oct. 10 – Voters almost unanimously approve an $8.5 million bond for the Okanogan-Methow irrigation project. Oct. 23 – America’s first daylight saving time experiment ends. Nov. 21 – Daring aviators land a plane on Omak ’s Main Street after shouting warnings to the folks below. No person or property was damaged. 1920 March 19 – The mill at Disautel starts production. The box plant is nearly complete. April 9 – Huge 20horsepower engine arrives for lower flat irrigation pumping. May 14 – State legislature appropriates $666,000 for the Shellrock pump plant.



• MAY 20, 1910-MAY 19, 1920




First Shipment Commenced 1885 With 176,107 Boxes, This Year’s 1910 Crop Numbers 510,362 Boxes July 1, 1910 The first shipment of Western boxes apples commenced in 1885, when three cars were sent by American growers. No accurate report was kept till 1898-99. The total shipments in boxes to Europe was: 1898-1899


1899-1900 1900-1901 1901-1902 1902-1903 1903-1904 1904-1905 1905-1906 1906-1907 1907-1908 1908-1909 1909-1910

149-515 205,333 296,447 212,587 388,975 66,001 416,260 252,011 286,206 520,792 510,362

Total………………3,479,596 There will be a special meeting of the Omak Commercial Club on next Monday night at 8 o’clock p.m. at the Chronicle office. Important business will come up for consideration. C.P. Scates, Secretary

APPLE CROP INCREASES TEN TIMES Harvesting Problem Must Receive Immediate Attention Nov. 19, 1915 Last week saw the practical windup of the 1915 apple shipping season from the Omak station, and the Chronicle published the total figures as 200 car loads, which is correct from an actual standpoint, though there are at least two more cars of fruit being stored for later shipment so it will really be 202 cars. This total shows just 42 cars more than was estimated by inspector Stanley Nagely and when his report was first turned in he was given the laugh right and when he tried to explain that it would really go over his estimate, he nearly lost his position, but time has vindicated this gentleman. There were only about twenty cars of apples shipped out of Omak in 1914 so the increase for this year was ten times over that of last year. Taking into consideration all the conditions entering into this production of apples on this project in figuring for what 1916 will bring forth and it can easily be seen that 2,000 cars are a most likely conclusion though we have heard of no one who dared put it as being larger than 1,500 cars. If it should only go to 1,000 cars, this point would be coming into the apple producing limelight with very noticeable rapidity. With the above facts before you, how can you deny the fact that Omak and adjacent territory is now due for a wave of prosperity? It took lots of outside labor to care for the crop this season, what will happen next year? Each individual must get to work on his particular case this very moment or he will find his extra fancy fruit going to waste for want of proper facilities in handling at harvest times next fall. The Wenatchee-North Central Fruit Distributors have made a distribution of $51,400.00. This was a partial payment of 50 cents per box on Jonathans, Grimes Golden, King Davids, Winter Bananas, Delicious, odds and end varieties, also all “C” Grade. $28,626.00 of the above amount was paid to the Omak Unit. This has been distributed though the Unit to its members. Final payment will be made on each

A Map Printed in The Chronicle Shows the Area of the Okanogan Irrigation Project, as Well as Areas of Timber and Wheat Production, Among Other Things.

FEATURES OF IRRIGATION PROJECT Forty Years to Pay For Benefits Derived, No Interest For 4 Years, No Principal Year 15 A Graph Printed in The Chronicle in 1916 Shows How the Apple Crop Has Changed Nation-Wide, Having Set a Record High For Shipments in 1914.

George B. Ladd photo The Shipping of Apple Boxes in 1915 Was a Major Ordeal. variety just as rapidly as returns are received. The varieties on which returns will be made first are Grimes Golden, Winter Bananas, King Davids, Delicious, and Jonathan, also all “C” Grade. A portion of the Winter varieties will not be sold until later. The Wenatchee-North Central Fruit Distributors are holding these in storage at the various shipping points. Since Omak was not equipped to hold any fruit in

storage, arrangements were made for storage space with the Columbia Ice & Cold Storage Company at Wenatchee. This method enables the selling organization to have all fruit under personal supervision; also saves expense in excessive eastern storage costs and interest on freight. It further avoids confining our fruit to any particular markets; by holding all fruit at shipping point, the most desirable markets are available.

Aug. 15, 1919 In an effort to be absolutely fair and to give nothing except absolute facts regarding the what and whys of the MethowOkanogan Irrigation Project, the Chronicle had Johnson & O’Connor, attorneys of Okanogan, search out and write the following statements that they could glean from engineer’s records and the laws of the state. All hearsay and conjectures or prospective outcomes have been forgotten and only actual legal fates set down that will hold as well after the district is organized, if it is, as they will now in showing the land owners just what they were voting for and what they can really expect, and again we say, what they will get should this question be carried at the election. Some facts concerning Methow-Okanogan Irrigation Project: What is it? A plan to divert the waters of the Methow river for the purpose of furnishing more water for lands in Okanogan, Chelan and Douglas counties. How many acres or irrigable land in the proposed district? Estimated at 50,000 acres, mostly in Okanogan county, extending roughly from Riverside to Chelan county line; some in Chelan county, south of Pateros; some in Douglas county, on Bridgeport Bar. All poor and sandy lands have been left out in this estimate and will not be supplied with water under any consideration. Water supply: Measurements for eighteen years prove supply is ample. In any event, no greater acreage will ultimately be watered than can be supplied, with certainty, year after year, with minimum of nine acre inches of water per month; which is more than has ever been

allowed for lands in any project in this state before. Mode of diversion: By ditch from Methow river, thru a tunnel under divide, to distribution system. Character of construction contemplated: Permanent; which will make first cost somewhat larger, but will greatly reduce maintenance cost. Cost: Estimated maximum cost per acre, $200; actual cost probably less. Distribution of Cost: Lands watered will be assessed according to benefits received. Lands having partial or full water rights will retain these rights, and will be given equitable credit therefore. How district will be financed: District will issue bonds, the amount to be determined by final estimate of cost made by State Reclamation Board. These bonds will be purchased by the State, or sold thru its agency, to private buyers. Federal Reclamation Service may co-operate. Payments by land owners: Bonds will run 40 years, and will include amount sufficient to pay interest for four years. Two per cent of principal will be payable the 15th yr., and bonds will be gradually retired over 25 year period. Interest cannot exceed 6 per cent, and will be as much less as bond buyers will take. State has indicated that if it buys, interest will be 5 per cent per annum. Who can vote: All persons, residents of the State, and citizens of the United State, holding title or evidence of title to land (including contract holders) within proposed district. Where lands are owned by corporations, written authority must be given by some agent, which must be filed with elections officers.

TWO FIRES DESTROY RIVERSIDE More Than $75,000 in Damage Done, Fires Hit Within One Week of Each Other April 7, 1916 Two of the most disastrous fires that have ever occurred in Okanogan County hit the town of Riverside, both in the last week. The first blaze started about Saturday noon and swept away twelve building with a loss of $25,000, partly covered by

insurance. Early Friday morning, fire started in an empty barber shop and by the time it could be extinguished had razed a whole block of buildings to the ground, resulting in a loss of $50,000. The fire fighting in both cases had to be done with a bucket brigade as the water system was

undergoing repairs, the pipes contained not a drop of water and it was impossible to use them had there been any electricity to run the pumps. While the loss is great, it is a miracle that the whole town did not go. The direction of the wind saved the balance.

George B. Ladd photo A View of The Irrigation Project From Robinson Flat.

LANDOWNERS NEARLY UNANIMOUS Future of Valley Assured, Progress and Prosperity Guaranteed With Approval of Irrigation Project May 30, 1919 Practically 900 votes were cast from all parts of the district with the Omak polling place piling up the greatest total, more than half the entire vote, 494 votes, all but 13 of which were for more water. At Brewster, 95 voters favored the proposition and only 1 went against it. Okeh gave a unanimous consent by 45 votes. Chelan the same with 28 wet votes. Chelan the same with 28 wet votes and Malott 118 votes all wet. There were six negative votes on the Bridgeport Bar. The directors, as nominated, Chas. T. Borg, Pateros, M. B. Howe, Waterville, J. R. Everett, Boston Heights, Frank Garber, Okanogan, and John S. Petersen, Omak were elected. The next step will be the vote on the bond issue which will be taken just as quickly as the state engineers, now in the field, can prepare sufficient data upon which accurate cost figures can be computed. The eyes of the world will be upon this valley, its gigantic project and its tunnel, the longest in the world and great publicity will thus be gained that could not be purchased for any amount of cash and the result will have to be a large influx of settlers. The plans of the state reclamation department call for the best of construction thruout and the frills and follies of all former irrigation projects will be let out of this one. The first step along this line being the soil survey that has already been completed and which cuts out all poor or doubtful lands, leaving only the cream of the valley soil to receive water. The voting of this 50,000 acre district guarantees the watering of practically every acre of the best land from Wenatchee to Penticton B.C., or in fact it might be said, to the head of Okanagan Lake, a distance of almost 250 miles. By this we mean, that the best lands in this great valley are either now receiver water or a definite step has been taken to put the water there. Many busy development years are ahead of this vast inland empire and with the experience of the past, the task should be both a pleasant and a profitable one.

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FLU PANDEMIC HITS OKANOGAN COUNTY Spanish Influenza Is Very Malignant Form of The Grippe

Oct. 11, 1918 This terrible “new” disease called “Spanish influenza” is only our good old friend “The Grippe” under a war name and appearing in a very malignant form. Take precautions not to take a cold and if you get one take especial care of yourself. The real danger from Influenza lies in the fact that the patient neglects caring for himself and the weakened condition of the system makes it easy for pneumonia, meningitis, and other fatal diseases to take a hand and start the patient going “west” as the boys in the trenches say. A late Government Bulletin on this disease says of its treatment: “It is very important that every person who becomes sick with influenza should go home at once and go to bed. This will help keep away dangerous complications and will, at the same time, keep the patient from scattering the disease far and wide. It is highly desirable that no one be allowed to sleep in the same room with the patient. In fact, no one but the nurse should be allowed in the room. “If there is a cough and sputum or running of the eyes and nose, care should be taken that all such discharges are collected on bits of gauze or rags or paper napkins and burned. If the patient complains of fever and headache, he should be given water to drink, a cold compress to the forehead and a light sponge. Only such medicine should be given as is prescribed

by the doctor. It is foolish to ask the druggist to prescribe and may be dangerous to take the socalled “safe, sure, and harmless” remedies advertised by patent medicine manufacturers. “If the patient is so situated that he can be attended only by some one who must also look after others in the family, it is advisable that such attendant wear a wrapper, apron, or gown over the ordinary house clothes while in the sick room, and slip this off when leaving to look after the others. “Nurses and attendants will do well to guard against breathing in dangerous disease germs by wearing a simple fold of gauze or mask while near the patient.” This same bulletin goes on to explain how to guard against the disease as follows: “Keep the body strong and well and able to fight off disease germs. This can be done by having a proper proportion of work, play, and rest by keeping the body well clothed, and by eating sufficient, wholesome, and properly selected food. In connection with diet, it is well to remember that milk is one of the best all-around foods obtainable for adults as well as children. “So far as a disease like influenza is concerned health authorities everywhere recognize the close relation between its spread and overcrowded homes. While it is not always possible, especially in times like the present, to avoid such overcrowding, people should consider the health danger and make every effort to reduce the home overcrowding to a minimum. The value of fresh air through open windows can not be over emphasized. “Where crowding is unavoidable, as in street cars,

care should be taken to keep the face so turned as not to inhale directly the air breathed out by another person. “It is especially important to be aware of the person who coughs or sneezes without covering his mouth and nose. It also follows that one should keep out of crowds and stuffy places as much as possible, keep homes, offices, and workshops well aired, spend some time out of doors each day, walk to work if practicable – in short, make every effort to breathe as much pure air as possible.” “Cover up each cough and sneeze, if you don’t you’ll spread disease.”

Volunteer Flu Nurses Needed Quickly for Riverside Ill Oct. 18, 1918 Nurses, nurse helpers and those willing to do ordinary household work around the homes of those afflicted by the Influenza are needed badly and all such persons are requested to send their names to Mrs. Geo B. Ladd, chairman of the local Red Cross Branch, or to F.H. Keller, chairman of the Home Service section of the Red Cross Branch at this place. There is no Influenza contagion of a serious nature here at Omak but our neighboring town of Riverside is crying out for help and must have it. Who will volunteer for this work under the direction of the Red Cross? It is truly a war work that must be cared for at once. While this disease has not hit this community in the spreading contagious form as yet, local Red

George B. Ladd photo Shortly After the Highway From Omak to Nespelem Was Opened, Traffic Was Backed Up Over the Pass.

 George B. Ladd photos St. Mary’s Mission, Above in 1913, Added New Buildings, Including the School, Over the Years. The Boys’ Dorm Mysteriously Burned Later. In the Photo on the Right, Students of the School (Names Unknown) Show Their Creation from Binding Together Small Sticks.

Cross officers are making plans for the opening of a hospital, if possible, to care for such local cases as may need attention. The shortage of both nurses and household help makes this step absolutely necessary and is the only way an epidemic could be handled or controlled if it should get started as it has in some places. Don’t hesitate about volunteering, if you can do so as there is much suffering to be relieved RIGHT NOW. REMEMBER THIS! We are all, or ought to be, members of the American Red Cross and each of us will have to assume our share in this home work just like we have in the outside war work. Don’t leave all of the work for the officers to do and if you do shirk your share do not get caught criticizing those who are working because some one might jolt you a stiff uppercut. These are piping war times and a lazy critic is a dirty traitor.

Health Officer Quarantines Okanogan County October 25, 1918 Omak Chronicle, An order has just been received from the State Board of health prohibiting any public gathering in this county until further notice. This applies to rural, as well as town, schools, churches, theatres, pool rooms, public gatherings of any kind whatsoever. H.M. Fryer County Health Officer

MAY 20, 1910-MAY 19, 1920 •


FLU CLAIMS FIRST VICTIMS Chief and Son Both Claimed by Influenza Last Week November 22, 1918 The Swimptikin family have made their home for years upon the beautiful flat at the mouth of Omak creek just across the river from Omak and being one of the old school Indians, he always objected to the cutting up of the land into allotments and the fencing of the same. Charley had a pretty belief in true brotherly love which held that all land belonged to the great spirit and that no one had a right to fence it off and say this piece is mine and that one is yours because it was all only ours to use while life lasted and this life lease of enough upon which to glean our living was all the Great Spirit ever intended and that we should share it in common

Frank Matsura photo Chief Swimptikin without strife or claims to actual ownership. By inheritance, Charley claimed the use of all the flat east of town and he fought to the last to have his beliefs and rights thereunder respected but the progress of civilization decreed otherwise. Pete, the oldest son of Chief Charley followed his father to the grave this week Wednesday from the same disease.

County Division Bill Before House Faulkner Deceives, Intros Bill

Committee Kills County Division Bill Faulkner

January 27, 1911 Like a thunderbolt out of a clear sky came the announcement that Rep. J.W. Faulkner had introduced, Thursday, a bill in the legislature proposing that Methow county be created. This coming after Faulkner’s solemn pre-election assurances that he would introduce no bills of any description unless he was assured that the voters of the county were in favor thereof. Faulkner has double crossed the voters but the bill will not be passed until every effort of the people of the valley has been exhausted. This would indicate that every thing has been cut and dried in advance and the indication is only strengthened by a letter received this week from Faulkner in which he defends his action in the flimsiest manner with subterfuges which would not deceive a schoolboy. A portion of the letter follows: Olympia, January 20, 1911 “Yesterday I introduced a bill in the House for the establishment of a Methow county, taking the watershed between the Okanogan and Methow valleys as the dividing line. During December, the papers of the county generally advertised the fact that a petition was being circulated asking for such division. The petition, bearing the signatures of about eighty per cent of the voters in the territory of the proposed county, was presented to me some ten days ago. As not to exceed a half dozen persons from Okanogan county have in any manner notified me within the last month that they were opposed to the formation of a Methow county, I take it for granted that there is no general opposition t it, and shall to the extent of my ability work for the passage of the bill.” Respectfully, J. W.

February 3, 1911 All county division measures have been smothered in committee, according to a telephone message received from Dr. J. I. Pogue, now in Olympia as the representative of Omak in the fight to defeat any measures toward that end. No details

Will Work Against Cosgrove County Bill

beyond the bare fact that the petition asking for division were frowned upon by the solons. February 17, 1911 No sooner had the opponents of county division departed for their respective homes than another bill providing for the creation of Cosgrove county out of the north four tiers of townships of Okanogan county, was introduced in the Senate and received the unanimous recommendation of the Senate committee that it be passed. On receiving the news W. S. Shumway left Saturday for Olympia and on Sunday, Arthur Lund, the Riverside banker and County Commissioner Robert L. Picken of Tonasket hastened toward the capitol for the purpose of working to defeat the measure if possible, and on Wednesday, urged by the citizens of Brewster and Pateros, former Senator Dr. J. I. Pogue of this

Senate Kills Cosgrove place who reached home on Saturday, returned to Olympia for the same purpose. February 24, 1911 Olympia, Feb. 16 – (Special to the Chronicle). This afternoon the Senate voted 25 to 16 to indefinitely postpone Cosgrove

The First Comic to be Printed in The Chronicle was This One, in October 1913. Milt Gross Was a Popular National Cartoonist at the Time With His “Mr. Peck” Comic Strip.

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• MAY 20, 1910-MAY 19, 1920




How Locals Contributed to War Through Liberty Loans, Stamps, More

Early Morning Congress Vote Declares War on Germany

Feb. 11, 1919

Naval and Militia Reserves Called Up, German Ships Seized, Rules Govern Conduct of Enemy U.S. Citizens

To the Editor, The people of this community will doubtless be interested in the amounts raised here for the different government loans and also for the various benevolent enterprises incident to the world war. Subscriptions to First Liberty Loan $5,000 Subscriptions to Second Liberty Loan 11,550 Subscriptions to Third Liberty Loan 21,350 Subscriptions to Fourth Liberty Loan 6,450 Total: $64,350

April 6, 1917 Washington D.C., April 6 – At 3 a.m. today, Congress voted the war resolution by a vote of 373 to 50, Washington Congress men Dill and La Follete voting against the measure. President Wilson has signed a declaration of war against the Imperial Government of Germany, the naval and militia reserves have been called to active duty, German ships in American ports have been seized and rules made to govern conduct of enemy citizens in this country.

Savings and Stamps thru postoffice: Total amount loaned to the U.S.:

$25,212.25 $89,562.25

Amount collected for Y.M.C.A. Amount collected for Red Cross, 1st drive Amount collected for Red Cross, 2nd drive Amount collected for Salvation Arm Amount collected for United War Work Amount collected for Armenian relief ’18 Amount collected for Armenian relief ’19 Total:

$477.05 1,352.90 1,728.23 52.58 1,724.60 433.58 390.61 $6,158.55

These amounts are made up of cash actually paid and do not include subscriptions yet unpaid. There were also raised very considerable amounts by the local Red Cross both in membership fees and in donations which would increase the total contributed by this community to war activities. Signed, J.H. Sidey

The Chronicle Printed Many Advertisements to Support War Efforts. Sometimes These Came in The Form of Cartoons Against the Kaiser, Leader of the German Armies, or Plain Advertisements From the U.S. Food Administration to Remind Folks to Ration, or Advertisements Reminding Folks to Purchase Liberty Bonds That Loaned Money to the U.S. Government or Stamps That Supported the War Efforts (Also See Below Left).

TWO OMAKERS GIVE LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY First Locals Killed in Battle Remembered, Community Feels Great Loss After Peace Declared, Bad News Comes to Family, More Losses Expected to be Announced

Rehbein Killed in Action Reed Dies in Service Henry C. Rehbein was the first Omak young man to give his life in the great cause of world redemption and his Omak friends sorrow with the parents and relatives at the passing of this bright young man who had elected to cast his lot in this community. Henry made several attempts to volunteer before his turn came in the draft but was never able to make it owning to slight physical deficiencies. He was accepted in the regular draft and was soon on his way to France and the firing line, with very little preliminary training as a soldier. He met his death in action on September 29 and this community will always honor his gold star in our large service flag.

This community was both saddened and shocked Wednesday to learn of the death of Percy Reed. The young man was training in Uncle Sam’s radio service and had been transferred to a military camp at Austin, Texas. Death was caused by an attack of influenza and Percy was ill for two weeks before death overcame him. His sister Ethel reached him the day before he died and accompanied the body to the family home in Seattle. Friends in this community will always remember Percy as the clean, jolly young man who was always the picture of health and happiness. Dec. 6, 1918


Nov. 15, 1918 The whole world howled with joy Sunday night and the most of Monday and Monday night as well. Locally, the news arrived about 8 a.m. Monday that the armistice had been signed and thirty minutes later a complete Associate Press news dispatch was received and on the streets giving part of the details of the

German surrender. Pandemonium at once broke loose and finding it dry work standing around making loud noises for its own amusement, the populace began to load up with flags and noise producing instruments of all kinds and started for Okanogan to assist our neighbors in raising the roof by adding out din to theirs. The county seat patriots had been touched by the same

lonesome bug and their population was met on the road bound for our town to assist us in the great joy making. The combined forces returned to omak where great joy was expressed in the most noisy American fashion when the combined crowds journeyed back to the county seat to repeat the demonstration. The Omak Band had been gathered in from the surrounding

country by this time and being augmented by several Okanogan musicians, a fine patriotic musical program was pulled off. The fire bells, school bells and church bells of every town were badly overworked instruments that day for sure. It was a simple case of joy unbounded and there was nothing to do but shout and no one could shout loud enough to satisfy their joy.

As Names of Boys Lost Overseas Came Into The Chronicle Office, Memorials Like This Were Printed. All Local Names Were Revealed After the War Was Over, So That Families Who Had Hoped Their Sons Had Escaped Death Learned Otherwise After They Had Already Celebrated Peace. The News of Soldiers’ Deaths Took Much Longer to Reach Families Than the Declaration of Peace.

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MAY 20, 1910-PRESENT

Founded May 20, 1910 as The Omak Chronicle, this newspaper has been an integral part of the community since its inception. Newspaper founders were instrumental in getting the city of Omak incorporated. Indeed, historians believe one of the reasons behind the newspaper’s founding was to provide a venue and a voice for the then-unincorporated community. Over the years, that voice has never waned.

Publishers Clarence P. Scates, Franklin A. DeVos, Frank Emert, Bruce Wilson, John E. Andrist, Judy Smith, Alex Paul and Roger Harnack have maintained that voice. As we celebrate our 100th anniversary at The Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle, we are reminded of our own heritage, and of yours. In honor of you — our readers and advertisers — and of those who came before us, here is a reprint of the entire first edtion of The Omak Chronicle. • 509-826-1110 • 800-572-3446 • 618 Okoma Drive • Omak

What a joy when your boy returns. And how delicious Mother’s home-made cooking tastes to him now. It’s a real pleasure for Mother to cook and bake since she got her new Detroit Vapor Oil Stove. Just the stove she wanted and its wonderful service and convenience is enjoyed by the whole family.

You need a Detroit Vapor Oil Stove in your home. It’s so different from the ordinary oil stoves. No wicks of any kind — lights instantly and immediately you have an intense hot blue flame — just like gas. More economical than gas, coal or wood. Don’t fail to see these stoves at our store and then talk with satisfied users of them.

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