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Tonasket Demolition Derby

Tonasket’s Annual Garlic Festival

Tonasket Comancheros Demolition Derby Sunday, Sept. 2 at 1 p.m.

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Oroville’s Critical Areas Ordinance extended BY GARY A. DEVON MANAGING EDITOR

OROVILLE - Concurring on the need to incorporate changes suggested by the state Department of Ecology, the Oroville City Council agreed to another extension of the city’s Interim Critical Areas Ordinance. At the public hearing held at the Tuesday, Aug. 21 council meeting, Chris Branch, Director of Community Development, reported on the progress being made in drafting the Critical Areas Ordinance. He said the revisions suggested by Ecology would require more time to incorporate before final adoption and integration with the city’s Shoreline Master Plan, which is being updated. The Oroville Planning Commission has recommended adoption of the final draft, which the council expects to have soon so they will be able to review it. Councilman Jon Neal made a motion adopting Ordinance 817, which extends an “adopted interim official control regulating development and other activity within those critical areas requiring protection under the Washington State Growth Management Act and providing moratoria and interim official control and establishing an effective date, be adopted as read.” Branch explained that Ecology did not like the size of the buffers for wetland. “They said they weren’t wide enough. They said we didn’t use Ecology’s recommended buffers based on science,” said Branch. “We worked on the revisions between 2007 and 2011 when Ecology came out with a guidance document with a model ordinance that gave more flexibility to cities.” The result, Branch adds, was wetland

delineation based on point values for habitat values. “Also, we can’t use the Critical Areas Ordinance to regulate within the shorelines... that came out of an Anacortes case,” said Branch. Also appearing before the council was local businessman Spence Higby. He said he had issues with being sent a Clean-up Notice for the mess in back of one of his Main Street properties when several other buildings and residences have the same problem. “At least 30 or 40 residences in town violate the same ordinance and don’t have the proper ‘curb appeal,’ if you will,” said Higby, who assured the council that his renters had cleaned up the problem area. “I think it is a good plan if the police go out and enforce these ordinances, but if they do it they should enforce them all.” Higby suggested an assembly be held at the schools to also talk about bicycles and skateboards on the sidewalks. “There are signs all over, but if the ordinances are not enforced it just teaches young and old disrespect for the law,” he said. “I say to you, don’t be based on a complaint system, but suggest you as a city council look at your own front step.” Higby said he couldn’t find the ordinance regarding these types of notices on the city’s website. He suggested the city reference the ordinance quoted in the letter stating the section of code covering Clean-ups. Mayor Chuck Spieth said he and the council used to take tours of the town, writing down anyone that needed to clean their place up. “We may have been remiss this year,”


Mixing fantasy with reality


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Andy Eccleshall, creator of the murals that decorate the south and east faces of the Community Cultural Center of Tonasket, was back in town last weekend to add his creative touch to another portion of the building. See story on Page 4.

Oroville School Board approves eighth graders in high school sports BY GARY A. DEVON MANAGING EDITOR

OROVILLE – After tabling the issue two weeks ago, the Oroville School Board approved a one-year pilot program allowing eighth graders to participate in high school sports. The eighth graders can only play in sports that do not offer junior high teams in these particular sports though. And, the decision has to be approved by the NC2B league as well. The decision was tabled at the earlier meeting so that staff could research what other schools were doing and how eighth graders playing in high school sports at the schools that do allow it had affected their programs. Chuck Ricevuto, the head of the Oroville Coach’s Association, said he contacted every B and Double B program he could get ahold of. He said Wellpinit allows the eighth graders to play if there isn’t an eighth grade team offered in a particular sport. He also said Lake Roosevelt was considering it, but had no current policy. Kittitas does allows it for baseball and Liberty Bell allows it if there is no junior high program and it can salvage a high school team, but only if there are not enough numbers otherwise. “Some of the schools that are considering it are in the same boat that we are,” said Ricevuto, referring to several Oroville high school teams that haven’t enough players or have just barely enough, making it hard for them to compete. “I would ask for a little work on the urgency of the matter for the girls soccer and cross country teams,” Ricevuto said. Dane Forrester, Oroville Girls Softball Coach, said he really would like to see the eighth grade girls moved up as it would make his team more viable.

“I don’t want people to think it would put them in harms way, I don’t want to see any of our student athletes ever put in harms way,” Forrester said. “I support it, they say baseball is the great equalizer, you don’t have to be a big guy to play,” said Tam Hutchinson, Oroville High School Baseball Coach. “We have a youth program that ends at sixth grade, we don’t have enough kids for Babe Ruth or a junior high team. This would allow the kids to become more experienced and salvage our program.” Golf coach DeHaven Hill said, “It’s the warm body theory. In spring there is only one sport with a junior high team (track and field). I think this is an opportunity for a positive result that would allow these kids to play a sport and to develop the skills they otherwise would not develop until they get to me, while also helping our kids who currently play the sport.” Girls soccer coach Laura Kinman also said she wanted to see the eighth graders play on her high school team. She said the youth soccer program ended in the sixth grade and there was not a junior high team. “I want to give these girls an opportunity... I always tell the girls we don’t quit. I don’t want us to quit on them,” said Kinman. Athletic Director Brett Fancher didn’t agree with the coaches. “I’m still of the opinion that we should not do it,” said Fancher, who added he had done some research of what other schools Oroville’s size offer for sports. He said Oroville had a team sports program with 18 teams, while the average for 2B schools was 10 and for 1A it was 14 and for 2A it was just over 18. “We can talk about what we offer, but we’re right up there and the district has experienced a decline in enrollment


Tonasket schools to ask for capital levy

Photo by Gary DeVon

Christopher Castillo, age two, Keyli Castillo, age three and Kevin Castillo, age five, enjoy ice cream last Monday evening during the Open House at Oroville Elementary School. They were among the many students served ice cream and toppings in the gym by school board members and Superintendent Steve Quick prior to the school board meeting which was delayed until 8 p.m. because of the event. since the late 1980s. Do we want as many old eighth grader going up against an teams as we can have, but are struggling, 18-year-old high school senior. or do we want to cut and offer stronger “I would recommend we not do this, teams?” asked Fancher. but I have no problem with the board “That’s not the issue, we’re here to voting against me,” said Quick. discuss bringing the eighth graders up, Board members Rocky DeVon and not diminishing our program,” replied Amy Wise said they had gotten a lot of Hutchinson. “Cutting programs is an support from parents of eighth graders entirely different issue. We’re asking only who felt the decision as to whether they for the programs where teams are not be allowed to join a high school team available at the junior high level.” should belong to the parents. Superintendent Steve Quick asked the “I got a resounding, ‘let the parent board to consider the other side of the have the decision, not the board,’” said coin and to think of ways to change the board chairman DeVon. program to offer more to eighth graders. “That’s what I’ve been hearing, the He also listed several things he felt were parents want the decision,” added Wise. cons, including the lower maturity of High School Principal Kristin eighth graders and the idea of a 13-year- SEE SPORTS | PG. 3

“If we’re going to go ahead with it, we need to spend a lot of time on the prioritization.” Paul Turner, Superintendent

$1,000 of property valuation capital levy, which would keep the total levy collections at their 2009 rate and bring in $780,000 annually for capital improvements. Turner’s priority list included the replacement of the alternative education/ outreach building, addition of at least two elementary school classrooms, completion and maintenance of the athletic facilities, roof replacement for the middle and high schools, asphalt resurfacing, HVAC and expansion of the ag shop. “We need to run a capital levy,” said board member Lloyd Caton. “But we’ll have a lively discussion of what the priorities are. This isn’t a priority list that I like too much. “We also have to, in the process of selling the levy and educating the voters, realize that these are based on today’s numbers. Six years from now, this may not cover everything. We need to make sure people completely understand that.” “If we’re going to go ahead with it, we need to spend a lot of time on the prioritization,” Turner said. “If we come up short, then we’ll go as far as we can go, get (as far down the list as we can), then see where we’re at.” Board member Catherine Stangland said she wanted a lot more detail than what was presented before deciding on how exactly to proceed. “If the board wants to move ahead, I’ll start getting more numbers and input put together,” Turner said. “If I can recommend the first meeting of September to talk about the prioritization piece; I also want have a meeting with the staff and get input from them.” “It’s something we need to do,” Caton said. “And I think this is a smart way to handle the money, because all the money that comes into the district will be utilized by the district. “But we need to look at real hard what



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TONASKET - Citing the need to keep district facilities in top condition and replace an aging alternative education building, as well as provide for a growing student population, the Tonasket School Board approved Superintendent Paul Turner’s request to ask the voters for a capital levy to fund those needs. The bond levy used for construction of the school buildings expires in December 2013. If the district passes a capital levy next spring, collections begin in 2014. A capital levy would collect funds for a maximum of six years, allowing the district to proceed with projects as the money was collected. The advantage of a capital levy, as opposed to a bond, is there is no interest required, with the entire collection going to facilities work. A bond would allow the district access to funds all at once, but require interest to be paid, thus increasing the total cost. “If we’re going to run it this spring, we need to get going on it,” Turner said. “I’m asking is for the board to give me a thumbs up for a thumbs down so we can start working on it. We need to get the word out and get things lined up. “There’s discussion on priorities, which we can work through. But what I need to know if we’re going to run a capital levy so we can start getting the numbers together and see how everything lines up.” Turner recommended a $1.75 per

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Tumbleweed Film Festival rolled north to Osoyoos ws Friend Request Film where Pending,” with having all your Dane Judy Dench. forms filled out This U.K. film by for the governChris Foggin had ment was treata youthful, but ed with a lot of older generation humor. In third Dench discoverwas “Honor ing the wonders the Treaties,” and aggravations and fourth “A of flirting via faceFinger, Two book - a role reverDots Then Me,” sal of “Onion Skin” a spoken word where students poem cinforego high tech ematically takfor old-fashioned ing a dramatic letter writing. look at death, The film festilife and love. vals are sponsored “Aquadettes” by businesses in Russel (Wattunee) Podgurny, in full won fifth. The Oroville, Tonasket, regalia, demonstrates a traditional movie answers Omak, Okanogan dance of the First Peoples during the question, and Osoyoos. In the closing ceremony of the film what does fact, the nationally festival Saturday, Aug. 18. synchronized recognized Seattle swimming International Film have to do with Festival has partnered with the medical marijuana? In sixth place TwIFF. The Oroville Chamber was a short animated film called of Commerce and Destination “The Fantastic Flying Books of Osoyoos are also sponsors. Mr. Lessmore,” in which Mr. “We really appreciate the Desert Lessmore finds a magical library Cultural Center for providing the after a storm whisks his home opening and closing ceremony. It away. really enriches the experience for Fine and Klein are already attendees,” added Klein. making plans for next year and After viewing each film, will use the results of the voting movie-goers were asked to rate as a guide on what people in them one to five. As many ones the Okanogan/Okanagan want to and fives could be given as the see. They may also use the results viewer felt they deserved. Klein for “Best of Fest” events around recently released the winners the region. from the Oroville event and said, “We plan on marketing the feslike Osoyoos, “Friend Request tival and the area year around,” Pending” was very popular. At said Klein, adding “We’d really Oroville, it won “Best of Fest.” appreciate it if you’d friend us on In second was “036,” a Spanish facebook.”

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Film goers at the Tumbleweed International Film Festival held Aug. 16 to 18 at the NK’MIP Desert Cultural Center. from Seattle, who directed “Tilting at Windmills.” “The directors that attended really enjoyed getting to see the area,” he adds. By Gary A. DeVon Thursday, Opening Night, Managing Editor featured ten films, including OSOYOOS, B.C. - Fresh offerings from Canada, U.S.A., from its success in Oroville in France, Uganda, Germany, India, early August, the Tumbleweed and Belgium. In the Canadian International Film Festival moved Film, “Onion Skin,” by Joseph north to Osoyoos for three film- Procopio, a high school student avoids texting in a romance about packed days Aug. 16-18. This was the second year for the the power of letter writing. On Friday, there were 13 short festival at Osoyoos and the venue films from U.S.A., Spain, France, again was the Desert Cultural U.K., Puerto Rico, Australia and Centre at NK’MIP Resort. “It went really well, we sold out Iceland. Most were humorous but two of three nights,” said Geoff the festival turned serious with Klein, co-founder of the festival, the film “Honor the Treaties” by Eric Becker, a film about a portrait with fellow filmmaker Mo Fine. In addition to the short movies, photographer’s advocacy work for three directors made appearanc- the Native American rights on es at Osoyoos. Among these was the Pine Ridge Reservation. Saturday had 11 short films, Jared Varava, from Los Angeles, including offerings from Canada, who directed the aptly named U.S.A, U.K. and Spain. A favorite “Tumbleweed” and Tim Watkins,

Oroville’s ‘Best of Fest’ announced


It’s that time of year! Come enjoy the 65th annual Okanogan County Fair!

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State Patrol seeks witnesses in fatal motorcycle crash By Gary A. DeVon Managing Editor

WENATCHEE - The Washington State Patrol is investigating a tragic fatality collision that occurred on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012 at approximately 9 a.m. on State Route 153, 12 miles North of Brewster. The collision involved a group of four motorcycles traveling southbound on SR 153. WSP detectives are seeking witnesses that may have seen any of the events prior to and leading up to, or the collision itself. A Spokane woman died when two of the motorcyclists collided while trying to slow for traffic, according to the original WSP report. Bonnie L. Grant, 49, was riding southbound with Deanna M. Griffith, 52, Spokane at 9 a.m. when both motorcycles slowed quickly for traffic and collided with each other. Grant’s 2001 Yamaha XVS650 left the roadway to the right and she was ejected, according to Trooper G. Ames’ report. Grant was taken to Three Rivers Hospital where she was pronounced deceased. Griffith, who was riding a 2006 Harley Davidson XL1200, was also taken to the hospital and treated for shock. Both riders were wearing DOT approved helmets and there were no drugs or alcohol involved in the accident, which is still under investigation by the WSP. Anyone with any information or knows somebody that does, should contact Detective Vik Mauro at (509) 682-8142 or email Victoria. Mauro@WSP.WA.GOV.

By Gary A. DeVon

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Mutton’ Bustin’

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Horse Events Start/ Rabbit Judging Fairgrounds open to the Public Come make some Slime! (courtyard) – presented by Girl Scouts Market Livestock exposition Bamboozle Magic Show The Travln’ Opry FFA Produce Judging- Horticulture Building PUD demonstration Mutton Bustin’ Birds of Prey (stage area) FFA Tractor Driving Rabbit Fitting and Showing Davis Shows Northwest Carnival opens Sheep-Little People Fitting and Showing Sheep-Lads and Lassies Mutton Bustin’ Fair Queen Pageant (Stage) Scott Krippayne (Stage) Fairgrounds closed to public

Horse Events Start Fairgrounds open to the Public Livestock Fitting & Showing Poultry Fitting & Showing Bamboozle Magic Show The Travln’ Opry Rabbit Fitting & Showing PUD Demonstration Mutton Bustin’ Stoddard & Cole (stage) Goat Show (goat barn) GPS Map & Compass Workshop (behind stage) (we provide or bring your own) Davis Shows Northwest carnival Stoddard & Cole (stage) Mutton Bustin’ Stoddard & Cole (stage) Horse Racing Registration (race office) Tractor/Truck Pull (Grandstands) from Omak Fairgrounds close performs 8 - 10 p.m.

Apple Hill Art Camps staff and their young artists wish to extend their gratitude to the folks and organizations who sponsor us. Due to these faithful contributors we have been able to bring superior art programs to the children of the Okanogan for eight years now.

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DAILY THURSDAY THRU SATURDAY ................................................................................... $8.00 SUNDAY ................................................................................................................................ $5.00 PER PERSON- SEASON PASS (4 DAYS) ............................................................................... $20.00 1-DAY PASS PER FAMILY (2 ADULTS, 3 KIDS) ..................................................................... $25.00 KIDS 5 AND UNDER...............................................................................................................FREE

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Horse Games Start Fairgrounds open to the Public FFA & 4-H Livestock Judging contest; FFA Agronomy Contest to follow 9:00 a.m. Dogs check in for Dog Show Throughout day: Bamboozle Magic Show Throughout day: The Travln’ Opry Time TBD Rabbit Agility Contest and Best Dressed Rabbit (check at Rabbit Barn for times) 10:00 a.m. Round Robin Fitting & Showing Contest 10:45 a.m. Mutton Bustin’ (south end), followed by Pig Scramble 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. North Central WA Bank Kid Games (south end) 12:00 p.m. Stoddard & Cole (stage) 1:00 p.m. GPS Map & Compass Workshop (behind stage) (we provide or bring your own) 1:00 p.m. Horse Races begin (racetrack/grandstands) 3:00 p.m. Davis Shows Northwest carnival 3:00 p.m. Stoddard & Cole (stage) 3:00 p.m. Market Livestock Sale (Berg Pavillion) 4:30 p.m. Mutton Bustin’ (south end) 6:30 p.m. Tractor/Truck Pull (grandstands) 7:30 p.m. Stoddard & Cole (stage) 9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. Night Riders perform for dance 12:00 a.m. Fairgrounds close

Night Riders

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Fairgrounds open to the Public FFA Hay Bale Flop Contest (livestock midway) Bamboozle Magic Show The Travln’ Opry Cowboy Church Parade of Champions Final day of Davis Shows Northwest Carnival Mutton Bustin’ Horse Races begin (racetrack/grandstands) Fur & Feather Auction Fair Queen Coronation Fair Closes

To contact Okanogan County Fairgrounds: Phone: (509) 422-1621 PO Box 467 175 Rodeo Trail Rd. Okanogan, WA 98840

BREWSTER – Three people died when a car heading northbound on SR97 near Brewster crossed the centerline and struck a southbound vehicle. The 46-year-old driver from Okanogan, whose name has not been released pending notification of next of kin, was about six miles north of Brewster at 4:51 p.m. when his 2001 Saturn crossed the centerline. He and Shannon D. Santacruz, 42, the driver of the southbound 1995 Ford Tauras, and her passenger Theresa M. Santacruz, 24, both of Bridgeport, were killed. Two other passengers, Juan C. Santacruz, 22, and Christian Santacruz, two, were injured and transported to Brewster hospital for treatment, according to the report by Washington State Patrol Detective V. Mauro. All drivers and passengers were wearing restraints. It was unknown if drugs or alcohol were involved, according to the detective.


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TONASKET - The Tonasket Demolition Derby will be held Sunday, Sept. 2, at 1:00 p.m. at the Tonasket Rodeo Grounds. Hosted by the Tonasket Comancheros, the derby features a $2,900 added purse. There will be five heats, plus mechanics and powder puff races. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children aged 7-13 and free for kids under 6. Cars can sign in from 9 to 11 a.m. The event is sponsored by Les Schwab of Oroville, Whitney’s Garage, David Hannah Transportation, Tonasket Diesel Repair, Webber’s Dirt Works and Montanye Logging.

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Demolition Derby this weekend

Three die in car crash near Brewster

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Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune | AUGUST 30, 2012

Okanogan Family Faire Okanogan Community Action Council Tonasket Library Fund Rotary of Omak/Okanogan Kiwanis of Okanogan Kiwanis of Tonasket St. Anne’s Episcopal Church The Blackbird Clinic Tunk Valley Grange #1015 Tunk Valley Community Club The Riverside Store Safeway of Omak Dr. Rob Nau DDS Main Street Market Beyers Market

Papa Murphy’s Heatherdale’s Frame Shop Coulee Dam Credit Union Tonasket Interiors Okanogan County Artists PT Works Omak High School United Methodist Church Community Cultural Center of Tonasket Superior Auto Whistlers Restaurant Highlandia Jewelers Rooster’s Expresso The Breadline

All those who bought poster space and our many generous individuals across our great nation! You are the best!

Homeowners of Veranda Beach had a fabulous time fundraising for Oroville Elementary School! The Homeowners of Veranda Beach Resort hosted a fundraiser Aug.11th. Complete with dinner, dancing, silent and live auction items. A great night was had by all. A large portion of the proceeds are being donated to the Oroville Elementary School. We’d like to thank the following businesses and friends for their contribution towards the event: Allure Hair Designs, Oroville Jesse Barker Big R, Omak The Brown Jug Budweiser, Columbia Distribution Globe at the Beach Rhonda Hinkley Danny Hooper Brian Kammers Legend Resorts Loomis Kwik Stop

North Half Band Odom Osoyoos Duty Free Shop Prince’s Foods Prince’s Dept. / ACE Hardware Sterling Bank Taber’s/Copper Mountain Vineyard Veranda Beach Resort Through the Wooden Gate Walmart. Omak Wells Fargo Bank

Thanks to everyone that made this evening a huge success! The Veranda Beach Home Owners Association

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Fish kill in Osoyoos due to high water temps

COUNCIL | FROM A1 of where it is currently so it is more centered on the 50 yard line. We realize it is city property and the school has to take on responsibility and liability for its use.” Kathy Jones, the city clerk, suggested the agreement name the city as an additional insured. Councilman Tony Koepke moved to sign the agreement with the changes, was seconded by Councilman Neal and passed. Branch also updated the council on the Theissen annexation proposal. “Paul Theissen from Saskatchewan made a proposal to annex the old Weitrick properties on Balmes Road,” said Branch. “One of the nearby property owners that did indicate they wanted to annex in at an earlier time doesn’t want to do so now. Since Paul contacted us it seems he is in a hurry to sell and wants to know if we can annex his properties alone.” Annexing the Theissen property alone would create an “island” which the city would rather avoid, according to Branch. “I said the city is not in a hurry to do so, because if we take out the neighboring property it will be harder to annex at a later date. The staff recommends at the Department Head level, as does the Planning Commission, that we do not annex,” Branch said.

the mayor said. “I’m not making a complaint about receiving the letter, just that it was based on an ‘anonymous’ complaint,” Higby said. “The weeds have been cleaned up and it is much improved. It took awhile to track down the renter, but when I did, they did the work.” Rod Noel, Superintendent of Public Works said the city keeps track of all the materials it uses to spray weeds and where the spray is applied. “We’ve done several acres worth,” said Noel. “The USDA requires us to keep these records. The city is trying to spray all the weeds, but we haven’t got around to all of it yet.” “I think we should take pride in our town and keep up appearances,” added Mayor Spieth. Steve Quick, Superintendent for the Oroville School District, appeared before council asking for a revision agreement for the school’s use of city property adjacent to the football field and track. The revision adds all uses and activities on the property, not just construction of the press box. “It was determined the school has used the property for may years and it was determined it is city property. We’d like to move forward and replace the worn out press box,” Quick said. “One thing we are going to do is move it 20 feet north

SPORTS | FROM A1 “I’m going to vote no and put the motion back out there and amend it to a one year pilot program,” said DeVon. Wise seconded the motion and it passed, with all voting for the pilot program except Director Hill. See more on last Monday’s school board meeting in next week’s Gazette-Tribune. The next meeting of the Oroville School Board is planned for board room at the district office, located at 816 Juniper, on Monday, Sept. 24 beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Sarmiento asked, “Are we doing this to salvage or strengthen our high school teams?” “Both” answered the coaches. Board member David Nutt made a motion to approve allowing eighth graders to participate in high school sports where there was no junior high team. The motion was seconded by Wise. Nutt and Wise voted to approve and Directors Todd Hill and Travis Loudon voted against wishing for further information. DeVon broke the tie by voting against, but offered a different motion.

mon cold- and warm-water fish pathogen of fishes worldwide,” said Waterstrat last week. “We’ve seen it before in Lake Osoyoos. The high temperatures in the lake and the Okanogan River put more stress on fish that prefer cooler water, making them more susceptible to infection.” To check for Columnaris, you look under the operculum (the bony plate covering the gills) – the gills will either be eroded away or, be a daffodil yellow color, according to Rogers. “The number of fish affected may seem high, but with over 300,000 sockeye making it to Osoyoos, hopefully a large proportion of them are able to continue on to their natal spawn-

By Gary A. DeVon Managing Editor

OROVILLE – The most likely cause of the many dead fish reported in Lake Osoyoos is due to the high water temperatures, according to the state Department Fish and Wildlife. Several people have reported the dead fish, many of which are sockeye salmon returning to the area to spawn. Ford Waterstrat with the Lake Osoyoos Association contacted Fish and Wildlife and has relayed their responses to LOA members. “I spoke with our Fish Pathologist, Bob Rogers this morning and he thinks the likely culprit is Columnaris, a very com-

ing grounds,” added Rogers, who came up to Oroville last week and confirmed the cause of the fish kill was Columnaris. According to Wikipedia, “Columnaris is a symptom of disease in fish which results from an infection caused by the Gramnegative, aerobic, rod-shaped bacterium Flavobacterium columnare.” The fish disease poses no risk to humans. “Given the high temps, 77 degrees Fahrenheit, I might expect losses from several common opportunistic bacterial diseases, or simply losses to low oxygen levels,” said Constance Iten, Area Habitat Biologist, with Fish and Wildlife. “At 77F, oxygen saturation is approximately 8.3 parts

per million at 1000 feet above sea level. As oxygen levels approach those values at those temps it becomes quite stressful.” Bearing out the high temperature theory, was a call to the G-T office from a woman who lives on the lake and said sockeye were gathering around a stream outlet into the lake and that they trying to swim up the outlet pipe which was releasing cooler water. She also reported that the seagulls seemed to be getting their fill of the dieing and dead fish. The Lake Osoyoos Association says their mission is to “promote and encourage understanding and management of the lake, watershed and ecosystem of Lake Osoyoos.”

School year begins at Oroville to help more students prepare to attend college), curriculum training on our new Language Arts Curriculum materials, student behavioral trainings, GLAD training (program that helps students with English language acquisition skills), Advisory training, and training about the new Teacher/ Principal evaluation implementation that is happening over the next couple of years to name but a few. Sometimes people have the misperception that teachers do not work in the summer, but the reality is that many of our teachers spend quite a bit of their summer improving their teaching skills via college coursework and other trainings that the district or state provides. Teachers are extremely excited to implement the many things they have learned over the summer in their classrooms for the benefit of our students. As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, we’ve been preparing our facilities all summer long for the students to come this week. Projects we have completed since this time that are notable include asphalt sealing through the district, parking lot striping and some new

By Supt. Steve Quick Oroville School District

OROVILLE - School started Wednesday and everyone is super excited for another great year. Acquaintances are renewed after a couple months off, everybody has all their new clothes and school supplies, and there is generally an atmosphere of excitement in the air. As I talk to students each year the overwhelming majority are glad to be back to school with their friends again. The past two weeks have been spent preparing classrooms, readying buses, planning and attending trainings, all in an effort to be super prepared for students. We now see that all the time, energy, and resources have paid off. The facilities look great, staff is super energized for the year, and students are eager to learn. The first week of school seems to always have magic in the air. Of course the trick is to keep that magic going through June. Teachers have been to multiple trainings over the summer including an AVID training (program that is being implemented this year

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Cement is poured at the bus garage at the Oroville School District, replacing dirt floors. This is one of the many improvements that have taken place in the district over the summer.

BOARD | FROM A1 things are going to cost and what our priorities are.” After some further discussion, the board unanimously voted to

pursue the capital levy, with the exact amount and specific priorities to be determined in the coming weeks.


cement poured in our bus garage. The asphalt sealing project in the parking areas and on the playground was well overdue. Now that it is completed, it not only looks great, but will help prolong its life. We have a great school in a great community. If anybody would like

to tour our facilities or visit a school either during or after hours, please do not hesitate to contact one of the offices or myself. We have a lot of great things happening in our school this year, but the most important thing is learning. Please drop by and pay us a visit.

Turner reported that, with one month to go in the school budget year, that the district was likely to finish with a slightly higher-thananticipated balance in the reserve fund, at approximately $800,000. “That will be good news,” he

said. “We’ll just have to see how it plays out (this last month). Budget-wise we’re on target and even a little better than we anticipated.” The school board next meets on Monday, Sept. 10, at 7:30 p.m.

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Left, Reynaldo and Olga of Diaz Farms were among about four dozen vendors displaying their wares at the Okanogan River Garlic Festival in Tonasket. Their healthy selection of vegetables included carrots, garlic, chiles, squash, corn, beans, cilantro and more. Other vendors had food, drink, nature displays, tarot card readings and a countless variety of crafts. There was also live entertainment throughout the weekend and a Community Cultural Center auction. Above, Drama Camp attendees, who worked all week under the tutelage of drama educator / producer Dennis South, entertained the Garlic Festival crowd with a Friday afternoon performance. Pictured are (l-r) Tallulah Rietveld, Paul Reinleitner, Tallulah Rietveld, Phoenix Willging and Breanna McFarland. Below, Garlic Festival attendees enjoy a chat in the shade. Below left, Lisa Lindsay of the Okanogan Wildlife League shares Apollo, a Red-tailed Hawk, with fans Elaine Quinlan, Madeline Ashmore and Abby Steinshouer at the Garlic Festival last weekend. Lindsay also brought with her Kya the American Kestrel, Hermes the Great Horned Owl, and Pigwidgeon the Western Screech Owl (which, she pointed out, does not screech). Brent Baker, staff photos

The man behind Tonasket’s majestic murals Andy Eccleshall returns to add his touch to the Cultural Center By Brent Baker

TONASKET - It wasn’t the doorway to Narnia that appeared on the north side of the Community Cultural Center in Tonasket over the weekend. The latest blend of fantasy and reality that has transformed the CCC into the city’s most eye-catching building is yet another mural by Edmonds artist Andy Eccleshall, who made his second visit in two years to Tonasket over the weekend. Though on a smaller scale than the full-wall murals on the south and east sides of the building, the newest addition brings to mind various doorways into realms of fantasy. What can be seen through the “opening,” however, is quite real, just like the variety of Okanogan Highlands locations depicted on other parts of the building. Corkscrew Mountain, a geologic oddity midway between Curlew and Chesaw, highlights the view through this window into another part of the area, an archway that apparently opens into the side of the building, surrounded by vines that add just a bit more mystery to the scene. Eccleshall, an artist since he was a 16-year-old growing up in Stafford, England and a muralist for about 18 years, was commissioned to do the original mural thanks to David Kliegman and the Okanogan Highlands Alliance. “They put a call out for artists in their newsletter,” Eccleshall said. “I happened to be in Chelan a week or two later, so I phoned him up and came up and took a look. “Once we started walking around it, the ideas started flowing. He had a good idea of what he wanted to represent.” Eccleshall’s process starts with a camera: photographing the entirety of the area to be painted (in this case, the whole CCC building). “I work into the photograph,” he said. “That way I can see exactly how it’s going to look. “The design ideas went back and forth. David had specific places he wanted to portray, all of them from the Okanogan Highlands that people who’d been there would recognize. They’re not all one place, but different places ... (with the larger mural) we sort of melded them

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Lef, it may not be the doorway into Narnia, but Andy Eccleshall’s newest mural depicting Corkscrew Mountain on the north side of the CCC building blends fantasy with the reality of an Okanogan Highlands scene, just as he has on other parts of the exterior. Above, Eccleshall adds some leaves to his newest mural at the Community Cultural Center of Tonasket on Saturday, Aug. 25.

together with the seasons as they go around the building.” Once the design and planning were complete, Eccleshall set loose with his paints on his giant canvas. “When it comes to painting it, once I have the design I can see where the horizon needs to go, where the mountain needs to be,” he said. “There’s not a lot of drawing that happens. You step back every once in awhile to make sure everything is where it’s supposed to be. “The painting is just pure fun. It’s a just

a big canvas, and you just paint it.” Eccleshall started as a teen working on architectural and historical reconstruction illustrations. “That went pretty well,” he said. “At 16, anyone who throws 25 (English) pounds at you, you feel like Rockefeller.” He started dabbling in landscapes before attending university at the Exeter Faculty of Arts and Design, where he studied illustration. After working as an illustrator for a couple of years, his portfolio earned him an invitation to come to

the United States to work as an assistant to a mural painter. “I just sort of fell into it,” Eccleshall said. “It’s funny how nature kind of forces you into it sometimes. There never really was any decision made; it just sort of happened.” He said it took awhile to adjust to painting murals after having worked almost exclusively on small-scale illustrations. “It was odd going from something so tiny to something so immense,” Eccleshall said. “It took a year or so for my muscles to adjust to it. In terms of canvas, trying to figure out the scale was a bit of a conundrum. But after awhile it just becomes second nature and starts to make sense.” After six years in the country, he moved to the Seattle area in 2000 and to Edmonds in 2002, where he currently shows in an art studio. “Fine art and murals have been pretty much it for me since I was 16,” he said.

“Most of my (mural) work has been interior residential, such as bathrooms and ceilings. This one has been just a huge treat and is by far the largest I’ve done.” Eccleshall was frequently interrupted while doing his work by passers-by who stopped to chat and admire his ongoing work on the CCC, but the amiable artist didn’t seem to mind. “Everyone has been so friendly here,” he said. “It has been a pleasure. It really has. It’s obviously a lot different climate than what I’m used to, but in terms of friendliness it reminds me of Edmonds. You can’t go into a coffee shop there without running into someone. “When I met David and Hanna Kliegman it was the first time I’d been to Tonasket. But any chance I get to do more work here, I’d be delighted.” Note: In addition to the sides of the CCC building, Andy Eccleshall’s works can be seen online at and




One giant leap... Armstrong a strong influence

Many of us from a certain generation can close our eyes and still picture Commander Neil Armstrong taking his first steps on the moon in July of 1969. Perhaps it seems so clear because it was replayed over the years so often, but for my generation there could have been no more inspiring event – we had conquered space, the possibilities were endless. It wasn’t that the U.S. had won the space race, it was more the idea that if a man could walk on the moon we could grow up to do and be anything. I was just eight-years old the summer when Apollo 11’s Lunar Landing Craft, the Eagle, touched down on the moon. First Armstrong stepped out and said those immortal words “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” then Colonel Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin joined him – on the moon. It can’t be said often enough, they were walking on the moon. And like many of my young friends at that moment I wanted to be an astronaut too. When Armstrong took mankind’s first steps on the moon he was famous, in fact he was probably the most famous person in the world. He died last Saturday from complications resulting from cardiovascular proceOut of dures. And although he inspired a whole My Mind generation of would-be astronauts to go on Gary A. DeVon and accomplish the impossible, Armstrong remained a humble and reserved character in our lives, not really capitalizing on his fame during his lifetime like others would have. Of course it wasn’t just Armstrong that accomplished the firstever moon walk, it was a lot of people at NASA and around the country who pulled off that feat – making the only imaginable, the possible. I believe that all the people who were back on Earth praying and willing a safe and successful moon mission played a big part as well. Perhaps that’s the lesson we all need to learn from that first moon walk and those that followed – it is through working together that we make this country great. When we work together toward a shared, common goal we can do anything. I believe that Armstrong and all the astronauts and everyone back at Mission Control believed that. Calling it a fitting tribune, a cousin sent me what his family said after Armstrong passed away. “While we mourn the loss of a very good man, we also celebrate his remarkable life and hope that it serves as an example to young people around the world to work hard to make their dreams come true, to be willing to explore and push the limits, and to selflessly serve a cause greater than themselves. “For those who may ask what they can do to honor Neil, we have a simple request: Honor his example of service, accomplishment and modesty, and the next time you walk outside on a clear night and see the moon smiling down at you, think of Neil Armstrong and give him a wink.”

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR An apocalyptic president Dear Editor, Romney and Ryan running America? A disaster in the making. Romney is so out of touch, he actually said he knows hardship because he once had to sell stocks to pay rent. Wow. That’s rough. He has never had a needy bone in his body. Ryan wants to give the rich more money, while neglecting the poor and elderly. These two money monsters claim Christianity, yet have no clue what it means to be a Christian. WW-JD? Evidently they think it’s okay to ignore Jesus’ teachings. Bush called himself a war president, and he lived it. I believe Romney would be an apocalyptic POTUS. His vague threats will set the world against us, alienating America as Bush did. If he does get elected, put your head between your knees and you know the rest. Now a plea to the people who drive Jennings Loop, where we live. The speed limit is 25 mph, as in town. Not 35-50 mph, which half the traffic does. There are small children and pets on this loop. You know who you are. Please slow down. Thank you, Dan Dixon Oroville

Centerline setback Dear Editor, Center line setback; semi trucks; they send it out the stack. Center line setback, it’s called the middle of the road.

Center line setback; big rigs rolling; we’ll give you a nickle back. Center line setback: double yellow line: we’re hauling a heavy load. Trucking on down the highway... trucking on down the road. Moving on down the byway, we call it the trucker’s code. Roger Rylander Tonasket

A Brotherhood of Darkness Dear Editor, In 2009, Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein’s comment that he’s “doing God’s work” seemed to be a veiled jab at Jesus entering the Temple mount and chasing out the money-changers. Jesus has a revulsion against those who commit financial exploitation of people. This message from 2,000 years ago is applicable for today because of

the new covenant each of us is the Temple of God, yet we are still being exploited by the money changers. The Brotherhood of Darkness is a small clique of enormously wealthy men, who speak with their money and whose influence now radiates to every corner of the U.S. including to the DOJ, SEC, CFTC and politicians in both parties. Without fear of arrest the brotherhood created toxic mortgage-backed securities, lethal OTC derivatives, caused the bankruptcy of MF Global and initiated the LIBOR scandal. The mainstream media identified the goal of the Occupy movement was to protest the human misery created by Wall Street. Financial fraud committed by the brotherhood was ripe for legitimate protest, however, the radical left never intended for the Occupy movement to pursue justice. Instead, it directed the movement to pursue an agenda of class war-

fare and economic ruin enabling establishment of a brutal totalitarian socialist government to destroy our freedom. We now have concrete evidence that Wall Street and Washington are running a secret government far removed from the democratic process. Through a freedom of information request by Bloomberg, the public now has access to Federal Reserve transactions that were deliberately hidden, and for good reason. These documents show how top government officials willfully concealed from Congress and the public the true extent of the 2008-09 bailouts. This is further proof that our country is becoming a sham republic with the real government in the hands of the brotherhood controlling both Wall Street and our government. Sincerely, Robert Dahlquist Orange, Calif.


Apparently, the battle for clean energy can be a very dirty business. For years, the Sierra Club has been waging an all-out war to end the use of coal. Dubbed “Beyond Coal,” the campaign includes a hit list of coal projects the Sierra Club is targeting, including “green” projects designed to reduce coal plant emissions to zero. The Sierra Club is getting help in its war on coal from the Obama administration. Not surprising, since candidate Obama famously warned that, as president, he would endeavor to bankrupt the coal industry. As The New York Times reported in March, “The Obama administration’s proposed rule to control greenhouse gas emissions from new power plants — the first ever — could go far toward closing out the era of old-fashioned coal-burning power generation.” The result, say analysts, will be steeply higher electricity prices. The Sierra Club has also been getting help in its Beyond Coal campaign from some in the natural gas industry.

According to The Washington Post, from 2007-2010 the group received $26 million from Chesapeake Energy and others in the gas industry to fund its anti-coal campaign. Although news of the arrangement caused controversy and embarrassment for both parties, CEO Aubrey McClendon said he has no regrets about working with the Sierra Club to go after the coal industry. “We’re in a market share struggle with coal,” McClendon said. “As a result of that campaign, 150 new coal plants were not built. That demand will go to natural gas.” Following a leadership shakeup, the Sierra Club ended its relationship with Chesapeake Energy but didn’t return any of the money. As part of its anti-coal campaign, the Sierra Club had said that natural gas provides an affordable, cleaner alternative to coal. No worries about ending coal use, they said. Natural gas is the perfect bridge fuel as America transitions to renewable energy. The Department of Energy reports that natural gas electric plants produce 45 percent less carbon than older coal plants, although newer coal plants are much cleaner. Even the liberal Union of Concerned Scientists

admits that the lower emissions from burning natural gas “translate into public health benefits.” But now, the Sierra Club has done an about-face, announcing a new campaign: “Beyond Natural Gas.” After lobbying for years to convert retiring coal-powered plants to natural gas, Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune now says the group wants an end to all fossil fuels. “As we push to retire coal plants, we’re going to work to make sure we’re not simultaneously switching to natural-gas infrastructure. [We’re] going to be preventing new gas plants from being built whenever we can.” Why the head-spinning reversal? It appears that natural gas is a victim of its own success. The boom in natural gas production made possible by hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” has made the fuel far more economical than the renewable energy sources favored by environmentalists. Over the years, the powerful Sierra Club has successfully lobbied to block nuclear energy, reduce domestic oil production and put coal-fired power plants out of business. Now, in order to bolster uncompetitive wind, solar and biofuels, they are trying to

restrict availability of natural gas in order to drive up the price to the levels of alternative fuels. So where does that leave the rest of us? Higher energy prices may suit the Sierra Club’s political agenda, but working to drive up energy costs does a disservice to millions of American families and employers struggling to make ends meet in today’s tough economy. Frankly, it’s reminiscent of the famous quote attributed to 18th century French Queen Marie Antoinette. Told that her subjects were starving for lack of bread, she replied, “Let them eat cake.” Don Brunell is the president of the Association of Washington Business. Formed in 1904, the Association of Washington Business is Washington’s oldest and largest statewide business association, and includes more than 7,900 members representing 700,000 employees. AWB serves as both the state’s chamber of commerce and the manufacturing and technology association. While its membership includes major employers like Boeing, Microsoft and Weyerhaeuser, 90 percent of AWB members employ fewer than 100 people. More than half of AWB’s members employ fewer than 10. For more about AWB, visit

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OROVILLE –Tonight’s performance at Esther Bricques Winery’s tasting room, Aug. 30, will feature performances by Sandy Vaughn and Reed Engel. The combination of their voices, instruments, and original music will highlight the evening. The following week on Sept. 6 will feature the group “Broken Arrow,” which features Ray Dispenza, Steve Pollard and Steve Bell accompanying Denny Richardson as vocalist. Doors open at 6 p.m. Light refreshments are available. Esther Bricques Winery is located at 42 Swanson Mill Road, Oroville. For more information, please call the winery at (509) 476-2861.

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Veterans Wall Plaques TONASKET – Sept. 13 has been set to install the next wall plaques at the U.S. Armed Forces Legacy Site in Tonasket. Approved applications must be submitted by Sept. 1, 2012. Don’t miss this opportunity (it may be your last chance this year) to honor a veteran in this beautiful,

OROVILLE - Enjoy the acoustic stylings of Broken Arrow while you shop for local crafts, fresh produce, flea market and yard sale items at the Oroville Public Library, Saturday, Sept. 1. This special market is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., new vendors are welcome and the booth fee will benefit the library. Call 4762662 for details and watch this column for updates to our new musical line-up!

Demolition Derby TONASKET – The Tonasket Demolition Derby will be held Sunday, Sept. 2 at 1 p.m. at the Tonasket Rodeo Ground. There will be five heats, plus Mechanics and Powder Puff races.

Holiday Closure OKANOGAN – Notice is hereby given that the Courthouse Complex will be closed on Monday, Sept. 3 in observance

OROVILLE – There will be an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Wednesday, Sept. 5 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Oroville United Methodist Church, 908 Fir Street. To schedule an appointment or for more information call 800-RED-Cross or 800-733-2767.

Hunter Safety Class OROVILLE – There will be a Hunter Safety education class starting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 10 at the Oroville Gun Club sponsored by the Oroville Sportsman’s Club and Oroville Gun Club. For further information contact Mike Daharsh at (509) 476-2280.

Bingo in Molson MOLSON – Bingo at the Molson Grange will be held on Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. This will help with projects the Grange has going. Come and join for good fellowship and you might win

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The BIG weekend is over and in many ways it was success for all of the things that were going on. First of all, The Hot August Nights had over 60 plus cars, trucks,tractors, Atv’s, lawn mowers and golf carts registered for the judging. (there were more than that who were just looking). The winners were: by Year (class) 1940 – Under: 1st Place 1930 A, Bill and Sue Douglas; 2nd Place - 1926 T, Bruce Faulkner; 3rd Place – 1929 Ford, Dennis Bishop. 1941 – 1959: 1st Place - 55 Chevy 1/2 ton Joe Swenson; 2nd Place – 1948 Diamond T, Joe Schell; 1951 Tractor - Ken Turner 1960 – newer: 1st Place - 1961 Ford, Gene Fritts; 2nd Place - 67 Nova, Bob and Sue Kelly; 3rd Place - 1963 Chevy P/U Kenny Brown. Best Of Show: 1937 Pontiac Dale and Sheila Shultz. Congratulations to all of you and hope to see you next year. The next successful project was the first annual Quilt Show put on by the Molson Highland Stitchers. Many old quilts were displayed. Several of Ruth Leslie’s quilts were on display along with a five generation quilt made by Vivian Emry’s daughter, Joanie. Vera Stockwell was honored as the oldest member of the group and had the most quilts made

OROVILLE - Fall is here and North Valley Community Schools is back! Our first class begins on Sept. 17 with Synchronized Swimming. This four session daytime class on Mondays and Wednesdays will teach you how to dance in the water as you synchronize your movements with others to the sound of music. What fun it will be! It’s for beginners, any age, but you do need to be an average swimmer. Call Ellen at (509) 476-3004 or register online at

Booster Club Donations OROVILLE – The Oroville Booster Club is requesting your help supporting local youth programs. Donations of auctionable items are needed for the annual auctions scheduled for Oct. 6 at the American Legion. Please contact (509) 476-3052, 476-3581 or (509) 560-0118. E-mail or contact any booster club member.


Coming up this Sunday, Sept. 2, the Eagles have a Beer Garden at the Demolition Derby in Tonasket. Afterward we are having a Steak Feed at the Aerie. For $12 you get a great steak with all fixins’. At 8 p.m. we have live music with the North Half Band. On Saturday, Sept. 8 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., member Janet Story is sponsoring a Dinner/ Auction/Dessert Auction for Littletree to help with medical bills from his fight against cancer. Dinner is Lasagna, salad and bread for $9. There are several great items and desserts up for auction. Pinochle scores from the month end tournament are: 1st - Lyle Anderson and Julie Hovland, 2nd - Penny Smith and Kelly Irwin, Low Score Ted Zachman and Ken Hovland, Last Pinochle - Penny Smith and Kelly Irwin. We are saddened to report the passing of Brother Dan Perdew on Aug. 22. We wish anyone who is ill a speedy recovery to good health. God bless you all, the Biggest Little Eagles in the state.


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We’re back for fall quarter with a selection of recreational, educational and cultural classes to peak your interest. Catalogs, white with orange highlights, are in stores now, waiting for you to pick them up! The catalog contains classes for September through midDecember, and there are some new and different offerings from which to choose. Welcome to our first time instructors and welcome back to those who continue to support NVCS by sharing their talents and skills. Some things to remember: Registration needs to be made at least five days in advance of

with the perfection that only Vera can create. At lunch time they sold 78 Pulled Pork sandwiches with cole slaw. I was not able to get over to Molson for the show as we were busy in Chesaw at the Community Building selling Banana Splits (with all the toppings) and Ice Cream Sundae’s. What a wonderful sweet treat. We used over five gallons. The Chesaw Tavern sold burgers for lunch and Prime Rib and Chicken for dinner, cooked over the barbecue from Linda’s, what good meals. The School House Museum had 150 visitors on Saturday, and they sold all of the cookies and the Famous Carrot Cake they had. Our Hilltop can sure put on a day of food, fun and friendship. Something new for us to try out. Come to the Molson Grange on Sept. 10 and Oct. 1, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. for Bingo. That’s right, B I N G O. $10 for ten games, three cards per game, half the proceeds are paid back as prizes, the other half goes to the Grange for operating expenses. Bring finger food to share with the rest of the players. Remember Sept. 10 and Oct. 1, 2012, these are Monday evenings same as Pinochle, which begins Oct. 8. Until next week.

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Kim Palmgren from the Omak Dollar Tree store, through “Operation Home Front,” delivered five boxes of donated school supplies to the Tonasket School District on Monday. She was assisted by her son, Jeff Wilbur, who is a student at Tonasket. They are pictured with Tonasket Superintendent Paul Turner (left).

2013 Miss Omak Stampede tryouts By Millie Gann Royalty Director

OMAK – Applications are now being accepted for the Miss Omak Stampede 2013 contest. This competition is open to all Okanogan County young ladies between the ages of 16 to 21 years of age. Applications may be picked up at the Omak Stampede Office and are to be returned to the Stampede Office by 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21. The Miss Omak

Stampede 2013 pageant will be held Saturday, Oct. 13. Miss Omak Stampede serves at the ambassador to the Omak Stampede, traveling many miles throughout the year as she represents and advertises the World Famous Omak Stampede and Suicide Race. If there are any questions, feel free to call Sarah at the Omak Stampede Office, (509) 826-1983, or Millie Gann, Royalty Director (509) 826-1626.


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Café Lune opens at CCC By Brent Baker

TONASKET - Home-cooked breakfasts made from locally produced food are as good as they come. Since opening Café Lune Aug. 15 at the Community Cultural Center of Tonsaket, Salem and Heather Straub have been filling a niche that has been empty since the One Drop Coffee House closed down last spring, bringing morning treats back to the CCC weekdays from 7:00-11:30 a.m. The menu features a number of traditional breakfast favorites like omelets, French toast, and huevos rancheros. There’s some less traditional fare as well, such as a vegan scramble (sauteed tofu and vegetables) or a potato bowl (homestyle potatoes, pinto beans, eggs and a special sauce). The Straubs also feature collection of fruits, baked goods and organic Fair Trade coffee. “When the café closed down in March, Salem and I thought, ‘We could do that. We should do that,’” Heather Straub said. “At first I thought it was just too scary, but I just couldn’t stop thinking about it. I just felt this real compelling drive, that I’ve got to try this. I thought we could pull this off, especially with how dynamic we are in the kitchen together. It’s always been a dream of ours.” The Straubs’ complementary culinary gifts allow them to offer food for both the health con-

scious and the simply hungry. “I’ve always been fairly health conscious,” she said. “Salem has always been into the ‘satisfying’ breakfast. He’s an omelet master. “We wanted to bring something different, to make good food. Most of our food is local and we go organic when we can.” The Straubs returned to the area from Hawaii, where they lived for two and a half years. Salem was brought up in Oroville, and Heather previously lived in the area as well. The two met in Bellingham prior to their move to Hawaii, but the lure of the North Valley was too much to resist. “Salem wanted to work for himself,” Heather said. “ The more we thought about it, and the harder it became there -- he was in construction when 2008 hit, and it all hit the fan. We were tired of stressing over finances, and while we’re even more broke now, the cost of living is much lower and the quality of life is just amazing. We’ve carved out our little niche here, and this is part of that.” Salem owns and operates Prometheus Knives and is a gigging musician. “I pretty much do two or three things to make ends meet,” Salem said. “You know, the ‘Highlands Hustle.’ “I’ve lived other places, but this is where I wanted to be. The hills just look right to me. I feel grounded here; my folks are here. There’s a lot of good folks here and I’ll see a lot more of them

here in the cafe than back in my shop.” Heather had been working as a caregiver for elderly patients. “If some work comes up like that I’d probably still do it some,” she said. “But I realized that this is my passion: cooking, being here and connecting with people.” While the Straubs intend to keep breakfast as their staple, they hope to host some ethnic food dinners at some point. “We’re hoping to do some special dinner nights,” Heather said. “Like Italian, or Greek food night, and we love Thai food, too. “We’re working within the parameters of the Community Center. The Co-op is doing lunches, so we’re doing breakfasts, and the other avenue could be some dinner nights. “We’ll help with events, but we also want to do a night where there’s not another event.” Heather said she wants to provide the kinds of food people enjoy eating, regardless of their differing tastes. “I embrace people’s various dietary restrictions, but I like to splurge, too,” she said. “So if people like baked goods, I’m totally into that.” “I furl like I want to contribute to the community in some way,” Salem said. “Putting some good food out there, if we can do that, is a good way to get that done. Art, if we can contribute to art and music when we can, too, that will be good.”

Above, Heather and Salem Straub opened Cafe Lune at the Community Cultural Center of Tonasket, which provides weekday breakfast fare made mostly from local and organic sources. Left, Salem Straub whips up an omelet in the CCC kitchen, which hosts Cafe Lune weekdays from 7-11:30 a.m. Brent Baker / staff photos


Football (Varsity) - Brewster at Oroville, 7:00 pm Football (Varsity) - Bridgeport at Tonasket, 7:00 pm

Tuesday, Sept. 4

Girls Soccer - Tonasket at Oroville, 5:00 pm Volleyball (JV/Varsity) - Tonasket at Oroville, 5:00 / 6:30 pm Football (JV) - Omak at Oroville, 5:30 pm

Thursday, Sept. 6

Volleyball (JV/Varsity) - Oroville at Republic, 5:00 / 6:30 pm Volleyball (JV/Varsity) - Liberty Bell at Tonasket, 5:00 / 6:30 pm Girls Soccer - Liberty Bell at Tonasket, 5:00 pm

Friday, Sept. 7

Football (Varsity) - Oroville at Mary Walker (Springdale), 7:00 pm

Saturday, Sept. 8

Cross Country - Oroville at Tonasket Invitational, 11:00 am Girls Soccer - Oroville at Wenatchee JV, 1:00 pm

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Charlie Wines of Kelso caught this 18-inch rainbow using night crawlers last week at Liar’s Cove in Conconully.

Liar’s Cove Report Submitted by Gene Bussell

CONCONULLY - Fishing is still doing good. Charlie Wines (pictured) from Kelso, WA caught a 2 lb. 2 oz., 18-inch rainbow using night crawlers last week. He also caught four 14 to 17-inch Kokanee. Charlie has one of those little one-man pontoon boats he floats around on. Oroville School News Friday, Aug. 31: Football vs. Brewster 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 3: No School – Labor Day Tuesday, Sept. 4: Girls Soccer vs. Tonasket 5 p.m.; JH Volleyball Parent Meeting – Elementary Gym 5 p.m.; Volleyball vs. Tonasket 5 p.m.; JV Football vs. Omak 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5: Sports Pictures 3:30 p.m.; Coaches Meeting Concussion Management Information 7 p.m.; Community Volleyball 7:30

Charlie and his brother Glen seem to be able to catch wherever they go. Everybody who is catching fish is going over by the dam or the east side of the reservoir and staying about 100 feet from shore. Bass fish has been a little slow, but I had one customer catch a 3 lb. small bass Sunday using plastic worms.


Friday, Aug. 31: Parson’s Picture Day 8:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.; HSFB w/ Bridgeport 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 3: Labor Day – No School Tuesday, Sept. 4: HSVB @ Oroville 5 p.m.; JVFB @ Bridgeport 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6: No School – Okanogan County Fair; HSVB w/Liberty Bell 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7: No School – Okanogan County Fair; HSFB @ Kettle Falls 7 p.m.

p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6: Volleyball @ Republic 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7: Football @ Mary Walker (Springdale) 7 p.m. Tonasket School News


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Student Services Specialist (Academic Coordinator Upward Bound Central) This position provides assistance to the Upward Bound Director in the development and implementation of the Upward Bound program in Omak and Okanogan High Schools. Coordinating programs, acting as liaison, providing counseling, academic advising and tutoring are some of the tasks assigned. Salary $3,100.00 per month. Position opens 08/28/2012; position closes 09/10/2012. For more information regarding this position, position qualifications, and to apply, visit WSU is an EO/AA Educator and Employer.

Paying cash for Gold & Silver coins, Buillion, Jewelry. By appointment. Call Spence (509) 429-4722

ADOPTION: Adoring, athletic, music professionals (stay home mom) await precious baby. Expenses paid. David & Robyn 1-800-410-7542

Announcements $5,000 REWARD Our home in the North Pine Creek area was burglarized late April and early May. We will pay $5,000 reward for information leading to recovery of property, successful arrest and conviction of persons responsible. Contact Deputy Halloway or Deputy Schrable at 509422-7232. Say it in the classifieds! *Special deal* *HAPPY BIRTHDAY *HAPPY ANNIVERSARY *CONGRATULATIONS!! *WILL YOU MARRY ME? MUST BE PREPAID $6.00 for the first 15 words additional words $1.00 each. Bold words, special font or borders extra. Add a picture for only $1.50 more. Call to place ad Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune 509-476-3602

Tonasket - 1 bedroom house close to town, quiet. $495/ month 509-486-1682 3 bedroom home, view of Lake Osoyoos $770; 2 bedroom w/basement in town $650; 2 bedroom apartment $565; 1 bedroom apartments starting $450. Call Sun Lakes Realty 509-476-2121

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BILINGUAL/ SPANISH CLASS AIDE - Tonasket ECEAP Program. Provides interpretation services for Spanish speaking families and children. Requires Spanish/English verbal and written translation skills and high school diploma or GED. Salary 9.24/ hr. 28 to 30 hrs./wk. Applications may be picked up at OCCDA – 101 4th Ave. W – Omak, WA 98841. Equal Student Services Specialist Opportunity Employer. (Academic Coordinator UpHospice Volunteers Needed. ward Bound North) There are Gain valuable experience two (2) available positions. while putting your compas- These positions are at 90% sion to work helping others. effort and provide assistance Visit with patients, help with to the Upward Bound Director errands and provide respite in the development and imfor family caregivers. Training plementation of the Upward provided. Contact Barbara at Bound program in Oroville or Amedisys Hospice. 509-422- Tonasket High Schools. Co8621 or toll free at 1-877- ordinating programs, acting as liaison, providing counsel422-8621 ing, academic advising and tutoring are some of the tasks Subscribe to the... assigned. Salary $2,790.00 per month. Position opens 08/28/2012; position closes 09/10/2012. For more information regarding this tion, position qualifications, 1420 Main St., P.O. Box 250 Oroville, WA 98844 and to apply, visit www.wsu509-476-3602 or 1-866-773-7818 WSU is an EO/AA Educator and Employer.

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Come get your map of all the Lakefront properties! 1411 Main St., P.O. Box 547 Oroville, WA SUN 509-476-2121 LAKES Stan & Tamara Porter & Joan Cool REALTY


Motivated Sellers. Leaving Area for Work. 40 ACRES. Lush Pasture. Tree Farmed Evergreens. Perimeter Fenced - ready for animals. Big Views. Quiet. Excellent Access. 2-bdrm, 1-1/2 Bath Home. Very Nice. Room to add on. Nice Yard, easy care. Garage/Shop w/ 10x14 Insulated Room. Riverside Area. Priced Right at $199,900.00. See Pictures on Website. Jan Asmussen, Broker - Owner 509-486-2138  158 Airport Rd - Tonasket, WA. 98855

LIVING LAKEFRONT STUCCO HOMESTEAD Giant Barn w/Bathroom, utilities,

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ORO BEACH RESORT on Lake Osoyoos 3 bedroom 2 bath Deluxe $209,900.

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Where good deals are not extinct! 509-486-4528 An attractive cabin/house on over 9 wooded acres. The property holds mature evergreens and tall grasses and boasts a small creek that used to run the old Swanson Mill. A good combination of seclusion and open views that make wildlife watching easier. The cabin has high ceilings, attractive timber style woodwork, a classic wood/coal/propane range/oven and a 2nd wood stove for heating. Power but no well or septic yet. Owner contract available. $59,000 MLS 341460 PICTURES - email: 306 Hwy. 7 S., Tonasket Toll Free 1-877-593-7238


The coffee is always on! Windermere Real Estate / Oroville Sandy Peterson (Designated Broker) & Ron Peterson (Broker), Owners Mary Curtis, Dan Coursey & Doug Kee (Brokers)

5 B Rose St. –Lake Osoyoos View Property—Enjoy the spectacular views of Lake Osoyoos and the surrounding mountains from the deck of this well maintained house. Kitchen cabinets have been replace with high end Thomasville cabinets. Basement has 2nd kitchen and an area being used as a bedroom. Separate deck and hot tub off the master bedroom. Launch your boat from Deep Bay Park or Veteran’s Memorial Park just minutes away. NWML #395920 $224,900

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Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune | AUGUST 30, 2012

obituaries Malcolm Hall

Mal lost his courageous battle with cancer on the morning of Aug. 23, 2012, in the arms of the love of his life, Betty, and holding the hand of his nephew, Don. One of a family of 12 children, he was born in Nipawin, Saskatchewan, Canada, on April 22, 1933. The entire family immigrated to Vancouver, B.C. in 1934, 14 of them with all their belongings in a Model T Ford. Although orphaned at the age of 12, Malcolm graduated from high school with honors before serving in the Canadian Armed Forces as an office administrator in the Air Force. A resident of Penticton for many years, he was the founder of a number of successful businesses, and the father of two girls, Pam and Sandra. After marrying his soul mate, Betty, in 1980, they began their life together in Salmon Arm, then managed motels and campgrounds in South Penticton.

In 1982, Betty and Malcolm owned and operated the duty free liquor store at the border in Oroville. Malcolm retired in 1992, and he and Betty enjoyed their “snowbird” status, traveling south for the winters and enjoying the glorious Oroville summers. Malcolm found the Lord and was an active member of the Immaculate Conception Parish in Oroville, and was a fixture at the Oroville Farmer’s Market, where customers lined up at his booth to buy the best tomatoes for miles around. Malcolm was predeceased by brothers: Bert (Vancouver, BC), Norman (Salmon Arm), Wally (Chilliwack), Bob (Salmon Arm); sisters: Gladys (Kamloops) and Edith (Salmon Arm); and son, Jerry (Nashville, TN). He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Betty; brother, Stan (Sidney, BC); daughters: Cheryl, Pam and Sandra; and sons: Randy, Jim and Steve; numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren. The family thanks Malcolm’s doctors for their exemplary care during his battle, and sends deepest heartfelt thanks to Malcolm’s friends for their support: John Desjardins, who visited Malcolm at least once every single day for the last year and attempted to beat Malcolm at crib; Jim Prince for his weekly crib games; Vince Clark, who also visited above and beyond the call of duty; Eric Stiles, who labored with Vince to build a ramp to give Malcolm wheelchair access; and Marcia Butchart from Hospice Care Services, who visited Malcolm and sang his favorite hymns; and many others too numerous to mention.

Services took place at the Immaculate Conception Parish in Oroville on Monday, Aug. 27 at 2 p.m. A reception followed. Bergh Funeral Service of Oroville/Tonasket in care of arrangements.

Howard Rouland

Howard Rouland, age 85 of Oroville, died on Sunday, June 17, 2012 at North Valley Hospital in Tonasket. He was born on Oct. 1, 1926 in Scottville Township, Ill. Mr. Rouland served his country during World War II in the U.S. Navy. He lived in Oroville for many years, but would also spend time in Oliver, BC. Memorial Services will be held on Monday, Aug. 27, 2012 11 a.m. at the Oroville American Legion, Hodges Post #84. Bergh Funeral Service of Oroville/Tonasket in care of arrangements.

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They came from Tonasket, Brewster, Pateros, Malott, Omak and as far away as Oroville for the annual Clean-up Day at the fairgrounds. On Thursday evening, Aug. 16t, 4-H families, members and leaders alike worked side by side to clean the 4-H Building. They shined the windows, dusted the counters; and by using water hoses, brooms and mops, the workers washed out the debris that had accumulated from the July rain storms. The Okanogan County 4-H Leaders Council treated the workers to pizza and root beer for a job well done. The 4-H Building is now ready for the pre-fair contests scheduled for Wednesday. The pre-fair contests include 4-H Public Presentations, Foods & Nutrition Judging, Clothing Construction & Textile Judging, Fashion Revue and the $10 Consumer Science Challenge.

2012-2013 Membership Drive in full swing By Daralyn Hollenbeck NCW BSM WA3 President

NORTH CENTRAL WASHINGTON - During World War I, military moms hung a blue star banner in the window to show that a member of the family was serving ó one blue star for each member. The flag solicited the communityís support for the largely rural families. The Blue Star Mothers of America was organized in 1942, making blue star service flags, volunteering in VA hospitals, and sending care boxes to soldiers. Today, they volunteer in physical and emotional rehabilitation centers and raise funds for medical supplies, transportation, protective clothing and gear, all while


BLUE STAR MOTHERS offering friendship, gratitude, and love to soldiers and their families. Our 2012-2013 Membership Drive is in full swing. We will be holding a drawing for our first hand made quilt at our Sept. 19 meeting. To enter the drawing, become a member or renew your membership by the time of the drawing. For membership details contact Georgie Berry at or go online to and join Chapter WA3 there. In addition, we will be collecting photo submissions for our 2013 Hometown Soldier Calendar until the end of September. If you live in North Central Washington, we want to honor your Armed Forces child(ren) in our calendar. Please send a photo or two of your troop along with their name, rank, branch, base, job, and hometown. While youíre at

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OROVILLE Oroville Community Bible Fellowship

Sunday Service, 10:00 a.m. 923 Main St. • Mark Fast, Pastor

Faith Lutheran Church

11th & Ironwood, Oroville • 476-2426 Sunday Worship 9:00 a.m. “O taste and see that the Lord is good!” Pastor Dan Kunkel • Deacon Dave Wildermuth

Immaculate Conception Parish

1715 Main Street Oroville 8:30 a.m. English Mass 1st Sunday of the Month Other Sundays at 10:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m. Spanish Mass every other Sun. Rev. David Kuttner • 476-2110

PC of G Bible Faith Family Church

476-3063 • 1012 Fir Street, Oroville SUNDAY: 7 a.m. Men’s Meeting 9:45 Sunday School (2-17 yrs) • Life Skills (18+) 10:45 Worship Service • Children’s Church (3-8 yrs) WEDNESDAY: 7 p.m. Bible Study (13+) Pastor Claude Roberts

Oroville United Methodist

908 Fir, Oroville • 476-2681 Sunday Worship: 9 a.m. Rev. Leon Alden

Valley Christian Fellowship

Pastor Randy McAllister 142 East Oroville Rd. • 476-2028 • Sunday School (Adult & Teens) 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship 11 a.m.• Sun. Evening Worship 6 p.m. Sunday School & Children’s Church K-6 9:45 to 1:00 p.m. Open to Community! Located at Kid City 142 East Oroville • Wednesday Evening Worship 7 p.m.

Trinity Episcopal

602 Central Ave., Oroville Sunday School & Services 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist: 1st, 3rd, & 5th • Morning Prayer: 2nd & 4th The Reverend Marilyn Wilder 476-3629 Warden • 476-2022

Church of Christ

Ironwood & 12th, Oroville • 476-3926 Sunday School 10 a.m. • Sunday Worship 11 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study: 7 p.m.

Seventh-Day Adventist

10th & Main, Oroville - 509-476-2552 Bible Study: Sat. 9:30 a.m. • Worship: Sat. 11 a.m. Skip Johnson • 509-826-0266

Oroville Free Methodist

1516 Fir Street • Pastor Rod Brown • 476.2311 Sun. School 9:15 am • Worship Service 10:15am Youth Activity Center • 607 Central Ave. Monday 7:00 pm • After School M-W-F 3-5pm


Chesaw Community Bible Church

Nondenominational • Everyone Welcome Every Sunday 10:30 a.m. to Noon Pastor Duane Scheidemantle • 485-3826

MOLSON Community Christian Fellowship

Molson Grange, Molson Sunday 10:30 a.m., Worship & Youth Sun. School Wednesday 6:30pm, Bible Study “For by grace are ye saved through faith...” Eph. 2:8-9 “...lovest thou me...Feed my lambs...John 21:1-17

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102 Tower Street Sunday Bible Study 10:00am Sunday Worship 11:00am & 6:30pm Wednesday- family Night 6:30pm Pastor Vern & Anita Weaver Ph. 509-826-4082


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Immanuel Lutheran Church

1608 Havillah Rd., Tonasket • 509-485-3342 Sun. Worship 9 a.m. • Bible Study & Sun. School 10:15

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God--not by works, so that no one can boast.” -Eph. 2:8-9

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Crossroads Meeting Place Tonasket Foursquare Church

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Tonasket Community UCC

24 E. 4th, Tonasket • 486-2181

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Whitestone Church of the Brethren

577 Loomis-Oroville Rd., Tonasket. 846-4278 9:15am Praise Singing. 9:30am Worship Service 10:45am Sunday school for all ages

Ellisforde Church of the Brethren

32116 Hwy. 97, Tonasket. 846-4278 10am Sunday School. 11am Worship Service

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Masonic Auction a resounding Success

Masonic Lodge would like to thank all the donors and participants for making the First Annual Masonic Auction a wonderful event, raising over $4500 to support local programs. The funds raised at the auction will benefit all of the programs sponsored by Aurora Lodge. Masons and Shriners help children throughout the world in a variety of different ways………from the International Shrine Hospitals for burned and crippled children, the learning disability programs of the Scottish Rite, programs to assist the blind and other regional and national programs…….down to the Oroville Masonic Lodge helping with local programs, such as the “Bikes for Books” program, Christmas baskets for less fortunate families, two scholarships per year for both Oroville and Tonasket high schools, the May Day Kid’s Games and a variety of other activities. All the items at the auction were donated by supportive local individuals and businesses and there were no expenses, so everything raised will go directly to the local Masonic projects to help those in need and continue our work. We look forward to another auction to be scheduled sometime next Spring. Anyone interested in learning more about our Shrine and Masonic activities is encouraged to contact a local Mason or Shriner.

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it, send us their birthdate and mailing address (addresses are secure) so they can participate in our soldierís birthday gift program. There is nothing like a quilt made by mom! Anyone interested in working with Blue Star Moms in the making of these quilts are invited to contact Karen Hicks at for dates and times. For more information about our chapter, listen to KOMW’s talk show “Openline” Friday, Aug. 31, at 8:05 a.m. President Daralyn Hollenbeck and Vice President Georgie Berry will be talking about being a blue star mother and our group. Also, you can search for NCW Blue Star Mothers on Facebook, email ncw., or call Daralyn at 509-485-2906. Not every soldier leaves children or spouses at home, but all of them have mothers... We meet on the third Wednesday of every month, rotating between Oroville, Tonasket, and Omak.

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August 30, 2012 edition of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune

Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune, August 30, 2012  

August 30, 2012 edition of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune