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Gold mine one-quarter of taxable property valuation in district BY GARY A. DEVON MANAGING EDITOR

OROVILLE – The Oroville area is undergoing a new assessment by the Okanogan County Assessor’s office to determine property values within the school district for taxation purposes. “We have just started to appraise the properties in the Oroville School District. We are under the new annual assessment, but that doesn’t mean we Scott Furman reevaluate ever year, it just means that we look at different areas of the county each year to determine if values have gone up or down,” said Scott Furman, Okanogan County Assessor. “If we know an area has seen increases or decreases in market value we can take that into account at that time, but we must complete a total reevaluation of each area at least every six years,”

Students and parents line up in the Tonasket Elementary School office on the opening day of classes on Wednesday, Aug. 29. The hallways were filled with the sights and sounds of students arriving for their first day of school at Tonasket Elementary School last week. Students hop off the first bus to arrive at Tonasket Elementary School on the first day of the 2012 school year on Wednesday, Aug. 29. Breakfast is served at Tonasket Elementary School on the first day of classes last Wednesday.

Furman said The Oroville School District contains about 9,000 parcels and the appraisals will take about a year. These evaluations will take affect for property taxes for 2014, according to Furman. “The market is seeing some signs of life, but it is still too early to see if we are coming out of this recession,” the assessor said. “Everything else has pretty much held the line, but I expect we will see some increases in lakefront values.” Furman said he expects the values to increase within the Oroville School District in the future, but that the Kinross’ Buckhorn Gold Mine in Chesaw, which is within the district, will be closing June 30, 2015. “That affects the taxing district in the area, the mine accounts for 25 percent of the valuation. Of the $600 million in valuation in the Oroville School District, about $150,000 is from the gold mine,” he said. “Next year should be the high water mark for the mine, about $180 million, and it will start dropping and a tax shift occurs to the remaining property owners.” Furman said that school levy rates, which have remained stable for over a decade despite the loss of levy equalization, will start to increase, unless the district again qualifies for levy equalization dollars. SEE PROPERTY | PG. A3

Fourth graders learn to swim at Veranda Pool Poynter hired as new second grade teacher BY GARY A. DEVON MANAGING EDITOR

Brent Baker / staff photos

OROVILLE - Following the news Veranda Beach Resort’s homeowners association had raised several thousands of dollars for Oroville Elementary, Superintendent Steve Quick announced that the resort had offered the use of the pool for swimming lessons for fourth graders. “They had a big fund raiser with the goal of raising $5,000 to $6,000 to replace playground equipment and raised more like $15,000 to $16,000,” said Quick under “Good News and Announcements” at the Monday, Aug. 27 school board meeting. The actual amount raised was more than $20,000 (see related story page 3). “While we were talking they made an offer, they said why not use the pool for the fourth grade students to take les-

sons. We still need final approval from the members of the homeowners’ association,” said Quick, adding the district would have to provide instructors for the students. “If we can educate them to swim we might save some lives,” Quick said. “Or improve some lives,” said School Director Rocky DeVon. In addition, Quick announced that the district had worked out an agreement with the City of Oroville on building a new press box, which, like the old one, will be located on city property. The district will have to apply for the proper building permits and permits for work done in close proximity of the Similkameen River. “It won’t be happening now because football season is already starting, but will probably be ready in time for track season,” said Quick. The superintendent explained to the board that the district would not be offering season passes to athletic events.


Council deals with construction project issues ing firm, Varela and Associates, approved the company’s performance review. The city also had to approve interim financing of about $232,000 in the project management budget caused by additional expenses incurred by redesigning the Bonaparte Creek crossing as mandated by ECY. The street projects along Third, Fifth and Sixth avenues, however, will be delayed despite approval by the Transportation Improvement Board of the issues they wished addressed. Varela recommended that bidding for the project be delayed until spring as it would be unable to be completed before weather interfered. “I think the delays helped our timing because of the split of the project,” said mayor Patrick

Plumb. “Waiting until this fall has helped us work with the contractor immensely. I just had a sneaking suspicion that even though everything looked cool at first, that we’d be short because of some technicality. At least we didn’t find out at the end of the project instead of before it. I’m really pleased with Varela and DOE listening and having a meeting with us. So we’re moving forward.” Council member Jill Vugteveen said there were some lessons to be learned from the process. “When you apply for a grant, expect it to cost more than what you applied for because it always seems to cost more than they first expect,” she said. “The reasons are all justifiable. But it’s still frustrating.” “Shovel ready wasn’t as shov-




TONASKET - The Tonasket City Council seemed to feel it was two steps forward, one step back with a number of city construction projects that have been in the works for more than a year. The hope was that construction would take place this summer and fall on the Bonaparte Creek Sewer Expansion and Whitcomb Avenue street projects, but it appeared that some if not all of those projects would be delayed to next year. On the positive side, the council awarded a $2.729 million bid to Strider Construction for the sewer and water expansion project. It was the lowest of five bids received, and the city’s engineer-

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el ready as we thought,”Plumb said.

More sewer stink Ron Martell, whose disagreement with the city over its mandate that he connect to the city sewer system ended with his closing his business and putting up his building for sale, returned to continue his discussion over his displeasure over the situation. He had been cut off after using up his three minutes of public comment at the previous meeting and was unhappy with how that had been done, as well as with comments on the mayor’s Facebook page by members of the community, including a Tonasket police officer.

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“How do you go out in the community?” he asked. “I have no other problems with anybody. How can you lie to council with the mayor present? What about a credibility issue? Where does this go down the road where people go down the road and start second guessing whether you’re getting pulled over, when the officer lied in these chambers?” After several minutes of further discussion, Plumb asked Martell what it was he wanted done. “What I’m asking you is what is the credibility of the officer that lied before you?” Martell asked. “Ron brought in copies of the Facebook page,” said council member Jill Vugteveen. “In there it went back and forth. I under-

stand it upset you. I didn’t take the comments that were made seriously, though I agree there was probably a degree of inappropriateness in the humor. “I don’t know that anyone lied in here. I think they felt that you portrayed the comments differently than they were intended when they were posted on the mayor’s Facebook page.” Further discussion failed to resolve issues about either the comments or the sewer hookup. In further discussion after Martell’s departure, Tonasket Police Chief Rob Burks said he had discussed the issues both with Martell and his officer. Vugteveen, in her council report later in the meeting, suggested the council formulate a policy on webpages and social media use.

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Greene visits Tonasket Chamber By Brent Baker

TONASKET - Tonasket EMS Director Michael Greene visited the Tonasket Chamber of Commerce’s regular lunch meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 28, explaining some of the dynamics of the area’s emergency services and asking for support as the he tries to expand the pool of available emergency medical technicians. Greene said that with the current staff of 10-12 EMTs who are on-call three at a time 24/7, getting adequate coverage for the 280 calls ambulance gets is difficult. Additionally, he said there are about 12 instances a year of simultaneous or overlapping calls coming in. “When you’re volunteering with the ambulance, you don’t get to say, ‘Well I’ll respond between 8:00 and 8:15,’” Greene said. “It really is a high-demand job with a small number of people.” His goal is to add about 10 EMTs to the existing pool, and will be starting a certification class beginning Sept. 25. Educational prerequisites include either a high school diploma or GED. “The big obstacle is cost,” Greene said. “It’s going to cost

Molson Museums close for season Photos by Gary DeVon

Right: Tim Skeen and Amy Summers, along with her sons Cole and Dean, were visiting Oroville from Seattle over Labor Day Weekend. They were among the many people who took a side trip to Molson to check out the Old Molson Ghost Town Museum as well as the Molson Schoolhouse Museum on Sunday. After that they went the back way to Tonasket to catch the Demolition Derby and later in the day beat the heat by floating down the Okanogan River from Lake Osoyoos Veterans Memorial Park. On Monday they hiked the Similkameen River Trail before heading back to the west side of the state.

about $1,100 and we’ll be looking for help for scholarships.” Greene said he could be contacted at (509) 560-0080 for more information. Additionally, he said citizens could assists with EMT response by making sure their address is clearly visible from the street, keeping a record of their currently utilized medications on hand, and learning First Aid or CPR. In other chamber business, it was noted from a previous meeting that the RV Park is so far turning a profit in 2012 and the TVBRC is seeing more than 20 visitors a day, may of them from Canada. New businesses opening in town include It’s Still Good (in the old Radio Shack, on Whitcomb between Third and Fourth) and Brender’s Knocks, Brats and Dogs (serving lunch Mondays and Thursdays in the Lee Franks parking lot). Also, Peter James reminded the chamber that the Okanogan Family Faire will take place the second weekend of October. The chamber next meets on Tuesday, Sept. 11, when it is expected that the new Tonasket Chamber website will be demonstrated. Meetings are at noon at Whistler’s.

Left: Vivian Emry and Mary Loise Loe, volunteers at the Molson Schoolhouse Museum, served up goodies like carrot cake to visitors last Sunday. The museum closed for the season after the Labor Day weekend and will reopen for Memorial Day Weekend.

Okanogan County Fair starts today Debit and credit cards now accepted By Gary A. DeVon Managing Editor

OKANOGAN – Along with the time-honored traditions of exhibits of everything from canned beets to market steers, fry bread and other good things to eat and the carnival rides, there’s a lot of new things to see at the Okanogan County Fair which starts Thursday, Sept. 6 and runs through Sunday, Sept. 9. First of all, the fair will accept debit and credit cards for the first time,

according to Maurice Goodall with the fair board. All first-time entry will be at one main gate and after that people can come and go through any of the gates as long as they have their fair wristband, Goodall said. “There are several new things, Thursday is kids’ day and we have a Birds of Prey exhibit and the Girl Scouts will be showing how to make Slime,” said Goodall. “There will also be mutton bustin’ on an arena on the grass that has been all ‘padded-up’ for the kids. In fact the Wool Busters will be there all four days, with a little rodeo and mutton bustin’ up to three different times on

Thursday.” He said the PUD demonstration will also be going on Thursday and the FFA will be having tractor driving. The Davis Shows Northwest Carnival opens at 3 p.m. The Bamboozle Magic Show also takes place all day, according to Goodall. The Fair Queen Pageant takes place on the stage beginning at 6:30 p.m. (see stories on Queen Callie and candidate Menze). And, in addition to the Travl’n Opry and other music throughout the day, Scott Krippayne takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. “He’s a Christian singer and he’s got a lot of songs out there. Listening to him I realize I’ve

heard some of his songs on the radio. He’s well known and I hope he gathers a crowd,” said Goodall. On Friday Bamboozle and Travl’n Opry are back, as is the PUD Demonstration. Then at noon the comedy and singing team of Stoddard and Cole take the stage. “If you haven’t heard of them you should look them up on YouTube,” recommends Goodall. At 1 p.m. there will be a GPS Map and Compass Workshop starting behind the stage (bring your own GPS or one will be provided). Also new for this year will he a Tractor and Truck Pull at the grandstands. It’s sponsored by Sawyer and Sawyer of Tonasket

Tractor and Truck Pull fame. “It’s for local entry and open to whomever wants to come down and show their muscle,” Goodall said. “We’re having a sled built just for the event.” The Market Livestock Sale begins at 3 p.m. That evening, Stoddard and Cole return and open for the band Good For You with Lonnie and Theresa Good. There’s more Travl’n Opry and Bamboozle Magic on Saturday, as well as Mutton Bustin’, which is followed by a Greased Pig Scramble. Another chance to check out the GPS Map and Compass Workshop, and of course the horse races, which begin at 1 p.m. Stoddard and Cole open for

Night Riders who will perform for the dance on Saturday night. “If everything works out right we will have a pie eating contest Saturday and an old car, truck and tractor parade and show,” said Goodall. “And we will have the Tractor and Truck Pull on Saturday, as well.” Sunday, there will be the FHA Hay Bale Flop Contest at 9 a.m., Cowboy Church at 9:30 p.m. The Parade of Champions takes place at 10.m. and the Fair Queen Coronation between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. when the fair closes. Many of the events take place over all or several days, check out the schedule in last week’s Okanogan Valley GazetteTribune Fair Tab to find start times for events and exhibits.

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Veranda Beach homeowners raise $20K for Oroville elementary By Gary A. DeVon Managing Editor

OROVILLE – The Veranda Beach Homeowners Association raised more than $20,000 during their inaugural “Starry Night Gala” under an actual star filled Aug. 18 night. “This was a tremendous event,” said Jim Hammond, resort president. After months of planning a sold-out crowd gathered for a fun filled evening highlighted by silent and live auctions of more than 50 items, say event organizers. “We’re super excited about it, it was super generous of the homeowners association,” said Steve Quick, Superintendent of the Oroville School District. “We’re working closely with them to make sure the money goes to areas where it is needed.” Students of the Oroville Elementary School can look forward to new playground equipment, as well as new computerized learning tools such as iPads, apps and software for their special education department, according to

Alternative Education Meeting Sept. 19 TONASKET - A group of parents in the Tonasket community are seeking to form an alternative K-8 public school program. They are proposing a program very similar to the Methow Valley Community School (MVCS) in Winthrop, which uses a curriculum based on Expeditionary Learning. This curriculum offers and educational opportunity for students that emphasizes character building, community service, natural history, outdoor education and adventure-based thematic

the homeowners association. Elementar y School Principal Joan Hoehn attended and is thrilled with the success of the event and says she looks forward to seeing the smiles on the children’s faces as they enjoy their new playground and learning tools. “ I am grateful to the Veranda Beach Home Owners, Submitted photo and other peoPeople gathered at Veranda Beach Resort for the homeowners association’s “Starry Night Gala” ple from the which featured live and silent auctions. The event raised more than $20,000 for the Oroville community, for their generous Elementary School. derful. The students at Oroville Hoehn added. donations to the TheVerandaBeachHomeowners Oroville Elementary School and I Elementary will enjoy hours upon want to thank everyone for all the hours of fun on their new play- Association would like to thank all time and energy that they put into ground equipment and on the new of the residents of Oroville who making this event happen,” said computer applications. I am so attended the event or so generousexcited to have received this out- ly donated auction items making Principal Hoehn. “The event itself was won- standing donation for the school,” the evening such a success.

learning. These parents are looking fora curriculum that fosters a love of learning. The Sagebrush program hopes to be able to create a community of teachers, students, parents and community members where there will be care for the whole student, not just the student’s academic needs. Many families want this kind of relationship with the people who have their children for so many hours every day. they want a school to truly be an extension of their families and communities. These parents presented a written proposal to the Tonasket School Board last spring, which was received with interest. Of particular concern to the school board was how many families are willing to participate.

“What we are looking for is not a basic education, but an exceptional education,” said Jennifer Steinshouer, who presented the proposal to the school board. “We want our children to be able to excel at the things that they excel at, and we want the things they struggle with met with immediate attention, even if they are not at the bottom of their class.” The school board did agree to put an expeditionary pilot program in place for a day or two a week this fall to familiarize a a teacher with the program, begin to implement it and aid the board in making a decision for the long term. Steinshouer emphasized that a more permanent program will only be implemented if there is sufficient parental interest and support.

There will be a public meeting to further discuss what this curriculum would look like, as well as to continue to seek interested local families. The meeting will be held at the Community Cultural Center of Tonasket, Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 7:00 p.m. In gathering together they hope to be able to present a well-formed unit that shows the Tonasket School Board the need for this type of school in our community. Surveys are available at the CCC, the Tonasket Co-op, Main Street Market and the Tonasket Library. For more information, visit the Sagebrush website at sagebrushschool., email or call Steinshouer at 509-2233114.

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PROPERTY| FROM A1 “That’s something I hadn’t thought of, your district lost the equalization because of the big jump in total property values a few years back. Levy equalization is something that is based on a formula the ESD (Educational Services District) uses... I’m not sure if the mine’s closure would put it back to where you’d get a match from the state.” Furman said the mine closure and decreased property valuation would affect junior taxing districts, like the Oroville EMS Rural. “The mine closure will affect those folks, but 2016 is still a few years down the line. People need to know what changes are coming to look at for long range planning,” he said. “People run these levies two years, four years, six years... it is something they need to take into account. The assessor’s office recently did a new appraisal for Kinross. Basically the one they had was

done with old information, according to the assessor. “Next year the valuation will be about $180 million, then it will decline to reflect a reduction in production. I think we were all holding out hope that there will be additional reserves to extend the mine’s life, but that hasn’t happened. It certainly doesn’t mean that it is the end of mining in this area though. “ He said new construction in the area will help to offset some of the loss, but not nearly all. “It is a courtesy of my job, even if the closure is two or three years away, to let the decision makers know what I see in the future happening up there. I see the closure most affecting the school district and the EMS Rural District. The hospital will be affected, but not as much as it draws from property valuations in both the Oroville and Tonasket school districts.”

SCHOOL BOARD | FROM A1 “Everyone has to pay. The state auditor has ruled that if you give passes you are making a gift of ASB funds… it has become controversial,” said the superintendent. “Just to let you know, the money all goes to the ASB and not to the district,” said Shay Shaw, the district’s financial manager. The board voted to approve the rest of the agenda by consent, with the exclusion of Item T, which would allow eighth grade students to participate in high school athletics. This item was moved the end and approved as a one year pilot program (see last week’s G-T). Items on the consent agenda included several hirings -Cynthia Poynter as a second grade teacher and DJ Pooler, Sharon Scott and Shannon Smith as paraprofessionals.

Earlier in the meeting Supt. Quick said that all the teachers had been hired, but one resigned at the last minute Cheri Wahl. “We were worried we wouldn’t get enough interest at this close to the start of the school year, but we had five great candidates, any one of which could be hired. We hired Cynthia Poynter,” he said. The board also approved the hiring of Stacey Hinze as head high school volleyball coach, Josh Marchand as assistant high school football coach and John Hilderbrand as groundskeeper from Aug. 6 through Oct. 2012. In addition to approving the fourth grade swimming program agreement with Veranda Beach Resort, they also approved hiring Kaitlan Klepic and Tyler Schreckengast as swim instructors at $450 each.

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Top, Keith Montanye backs into Kevin Fletcher’s 1966 Chrysler 300 in the second heat of the Tonasket Demolition Derby. Fletcher eventually won the trophy for the heat, sponsored by George Frank. April Webber in car 3A took second. Above left, Bud McSpadden clowns around for the Demo Derby fans at the Tonasket Rodeo Grounds last Saturday afternoon. McSpadden is a regular rodeo clown at the annual Tonasket Comancheros Rodeo; middle, Many Demo Derby fans enjoyed the action from the beer garden put on by the Tonasket Eagles club. The special 21 and older section was full during most of Saturday’s event; right, got a little dent, nothing a sledgehammer -- or welder -- won’t fix. The crew for number 300 car even used the bucket on a backhoe to straighten out it’s accordioned back end.

DEMOLITION DERBY RESULTS 1st Heat Trophy sponsor: The Junction 1st - #3A April Webber 2nd - #47 John Harris 3rd - #21 Terry Hill 4th - #77 JR Noah Olmstead 2nd Heat Trophy sponsor: George Frank 1st - #300 Kevin Fletcher 2nd - #3A April Webber 3rd - #97 Ben Newman 4th - #44 Brandon Weller 3rd Heat Trophy sponsor: Parker’s Orchard 1st - #77 JR Noah Olmstead 2nd - #47 John Harris 3rd - #69 Jordan Montanye 4th - #00 Keith Montanye 4th Heat Trophy sponsor: Tim’s Saw Shop

(heat not run) Main Heat Trophy sponsor: Montanye Logging 1st - #36 Nick McCallum 2nd - #300 Kevin Fletcher 3rd - #8 Robert Hallam 4th - #44 Brandon Weller Powder Puff Trophy sponsor: Stampede Awards and Signs $50 added by Webber’s Dirt Works Mechanic’s Race Trophy sponsor: Kuhler’s Bar and Grill $50 added by Montanye Logging Overall Winner Trophy sponsor: Superior Auto Parts 1st (tie) - #3A April Webber, $807 1st (tie) - #300 Kevin Fletcher

BLUE STAR MOTHERS Make your membership official today by Daralyn Hollenbeck NCW BSM WA3 President

NORTH CENTRAL WASHINGTON - Our communities have embraced us as we stand alongside you. Now is the time for you to officially stand with us. Membership funds play a By Suzanne Dailey Howard

There is a particular sweetness to savor in late summer; the last of the sun-drenched days, the cooler evenings and earlier nightfall. School has started, but the excitement of the county fair is yet to come. At Tonasket Farmers’ Market, the sweet summer harvest is in full swing. John DeLap, of DeLap Orchards

vital part in running the NCW BSM as we reach out to military moms. Memberships run Sept. 1 to Aug. 31 of each year so NOW is the time to get the most for your dues! Go to and join Chapter WA3, or contact our membership chair, Georgie Berry, at When you join or renew at or before the Sept. 19 meeting your name will be put into a drawing for a replica of the circa-1925 quilt “Bars,” handmade by local blue star mothers. in Malott, brings peaches and nectarines to market. The ripe nectarines are heavy on the “nectar”, as the sweet juice runs down your chin. Art Heinemann, local Tonasket farmer, has a tasty “Early Moonbeam” variety of small watermelon, as well as French heirloom cantaloupe, beautiful eggplant, squash and a contorted pepper called “Corno del Torro” a.k.a. bull’s horn. Mariah Cornwoman sold me delicious, super-ripe

$807 Best Appearance Trophy sponsor: Jim’s Repair #69 Jordan Montanye Farthest Traveled Trophy sponsor: Chevrolet #300 Kevin Fletcher


Most Wrecked Trophy sponsor: NAPA Allen’s Auto Parts #300 Kevin Fletcher Sponsors: Tonasket Comancheros, Les Schwab of Oroville, Whitney’s Garage, David Hannah Transportation, Tonasket Diesel Repair Water Truck: Mike McMillan Backhoe: Mic McMillan, Tom Bretz, Bob McDanial, Gene Jones, Jim AttwoodSkidder: Steve Lorz

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The main and final heat seemed to go fast as cars melded into a big dog pile at the Tonasket rodeo grounds. It took all the judges to work out who won what, but Nick McCallum was the last car running before all the cars got stuck together and took the trophy sponsored by Montanye Logging. Fletcher was second.

Submit photos for calendar If you live in North Central Washington, send a photo or two of your troop along with their name, rank, branch, base, job, and hometown by the end of September. We want to honor you and your military child in the 2013 Hometown Soldier Calendar. For more information, search for NCW Blue Star Mothers on Facebook or contact us at ncw. or 509485-2906. ... because every soldier has a mother.


TONASKET - There will be four Merkaba Cafe and Open Mic nights to lead off September events at the Community Cultural Center of Tonasket. The Thursday night events will take place Sept. 6, 13, 20 and 27, with sign-ups at 4:30 p.m. and music starting at 5 p.m. Dinner is available for purchase. The International Peace Day Celebration will be Friday, Sept. 21, sponsored by Veterans for Peace and Columbiana. Dinner will be at 5:30 p.m,

FARMERS MARKET REPORT green gage plums (which are actually yellow when ripe), and again I suffered from juicy chin syndrome. Ah, the sweetness! You may not think of vegetables as sweet, but you would if you sampled Verbeck’s corn. Emert and Wayne Verbeck grow sweet corn that is dreamt of dur-

ing the long Okanogan winters. Just picked Thursday morning and on your table the same evening, sweet corn doesn’t get any better. Don’t forget sweet peppers and tomatoes, which are also in full season. Sweetness isn’t limited to the produce, the vendors are sweet,

prepared by Pamtingpa Buddhist Center, with the movie “5 Broken Cameras” to follow. Marianne Torres and Bill Dienst will also speak. “Playing for Change Day” on Saturday, Sept. 22, features an evening of family fun to benefit music schools in third-world countries sponsored by the Co-op and the CCC. Heather and Salem Straub will prepare a Thai dinner to be served at 5:30 p.m., with local musicians and two movies to follow. For more information go online to

Sunday, Sept. 23, from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. will be the Artist’s Paint-In. Join local artists for camaraderie and inspiration. Call Claire at (509) 486-1119 or Sandra at (509) 826-5372 for more information. The Free Community Dinner will be served from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30, provided by the CCC and others. Dinner is free for those who need it and by donation for others. Call Janet at (509) 486-2061 for more info. Please check out the calendar on the CCC website at www. for dates and times of community meetings and regular weekly classes at the Center.

too. I purchased a turquoise and beaded necklace from Heidi Cruz, age 10, of Tonasket. This sweet young entrepreneur made her market debut this year, selling sophisticated and beautifully handcrafted jewelry. Taught jewelry making by her mother, Maria Cruz, Heidi also enjoys school, soccer and art class. After a month of travel across the Southwest U.S., I saw a number of other farmers’ markets, each

featuring their local flavors. Last Saturday found us at the Shiprock, New Mexico market, where Native Americans pulled up their truck beds and sold produce from their open tailgates. Favorites there seemed to be steamed corn on the cob and fresh green chilies. As much fun as it is to travel, it is so sweet to be back home, especially in time to enjoy the sweet tastes of the North Okanogan harvest. See you at the Market this week!



THE TOWN CRIER Mine’s closure will mean more lost jobs We sat down and talked with Okanogan County Assessor Scott Furman (see related story, page 1) last week about the current reassessment of the property within the Oroville School District and learned some surprising things. Although most of us know the Buckhorn Gold Mine was a big part of the reconstruction boom within the district a few years back, we were surprised at just how big a chunk the mine property is of the total $600 million in assessed valuation within the district. Buckhorn represents $150 million, or one-quarter of all the property value within the school district. What will this mean for local taxpayers when the mine shuts down in 2015? Of course some people will lose higher-thanaverage paying jobs in the area, although others will have jobs during the reclamation phase where Crown is required to make the area look like no mining ever took place Out of there. Where the biggest hit may come is when, My Mind after a few years, the valuation starts to drop Gary A. DeVon like a rock down a mine shaft and they no longer pay as big a share of what we owe for things like school levies and junior taxing districts, like rural fire services. The hospital district, which draws from taxpayers in both the Oroville and Tonasket school districts, will feel less of a hit, predicts Furman. For now, and for the next three years, the mine will continue to help us pay for things like a three-year capital levy to fix the roof on the grade school should voters approve it in November. Furman suspects the valuation of the mine will go up before 2015 to as much as $180 million. However, it is unclear once the mine is gone whether it will drop the Oroville School District down to the level where it can again collect levy equalization funds from the state to help match voter approved maintenance and operations levies. Even without the mine, the valuation of the district may be on the upswing again, perhaps growing by as much as $10 million, according to Furman. But that’s a far cry from $180 or even $150 million. I don’t think we will be experiencing the boom and bust that some warned us about when you tie your fortunes to the mining industry, but the mine’s loss will be felt by the rest of us taxpayers after 2015. Why? Because the mine helped to shoulder a big part, a full quarter, of the combined tax burden for those living within the Oroville School District. None of this should scare anyone from voting for school levies or capital improvement levies in the near future. The mine will continue to help pay for these until 2015 and somewhat beyond. And there may be new mining activity in the county as exploration continues. With gold at $1600 an ounce, more than five times what it was when the Buckhorn project was first envisioned more than 20 years ago, you know that someone is going to want to take it out of the ground somewhere within the Oroville School District’s boundaries. But if it takes another 20 years before a new mine can be built there’s no saying how that would affect the tax base.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Nursing Home benefited Dear Editor, To all the North Okanogan Valley Community Members: As you may know, North Valley Hospital District #4 has recently had to lay off staff in order to cut expenses. One of these staff members is Judy Gladden who has been Manager of the Long Term Care Division. I am writing this letter to let all of you know how much Judy should be is thanked and appreciated by all of us who have worked with her and who have benefited from her many years of service and hard work at North Valley Extended Care, affectionately called the “Nursing Home”, and North Valley Assisted Living. I first met Judy in the late 70’s when we worked together on the night shift in the old building which served as the Nursing Home and the Hospital before that. She was a Nurses Aide and I was a Staff Nurse. Since then she has worked in many of the positions that our “Nursing Home” has needed to keep it running. She has worked in Activities, was the Social Service Director and did the billing. After Becky McDaniel left Judy managed the remodel project of the present building. This was a large and difficult job. In 2005 it became apparent that we would lose our “Nursing Home” if a major reorganization was not done. This reorganization was done with the assistance of consultants. The Hospital and “Nursing Home” became two separate entities and we had to find a manager for the new Extended Care Division. A group of 4 of us who had been there for a long time were called upon to help decide who this would be. This group included Judy, Dixie Brown, Bernice Hailey and myself. Three of us knew that Judy would be able to do the best job, and she did. Judy has poured her heart and soul into her job and the place we still fondly call the “Nursing Home”. She has worked long lonely hours in her office, and managed us quietly with wisdom, compassion and grace. She should be appreciated and thanked by all of us in the North Okanogan Valley Community and beyond who have benefited from and been cared for by our “Nursing Home” with Judy Gladden at the helm. Sincerely, Karen Schimpf Resident Care Manager, retired North Valley Extended Care

Appreciate county road crew Dear Editor, We want extend a huge Thank You to The Okanogan Department of Public Works. To Ken Stanley for working his magic on the scheduling of the road work, to Mike Rairdan for referring me to Ken Stanley and to all the crew who swept and

made the roads clear and safe for the cars. The county was in the process of resurfacing the roads to Chesaw and postponed it until after the Chesaw Hot August Nights Car Show. The show was a great success and we truly appreciate the extra effort it took for them to re-work their schedule around our show date. Pauline Waits Chesaw

President is a dictator Dear Editor, There are some major differences between our present president and VP and the Republican nominees. Obama has always been anti-America. His actions speak louder than the pretty words he uses to con people into voting for him. It spans most of his life and it sure isn’t what we needed to put us back on track. He is not a president, he is a dictator. I don’t ever remember an administration going so much against the states, against the constitution, against the law. Many democrats throw out bald face lies and keep promoting them even after the truth is told. To put it simply, division is not the way to unity, more debt is not the way to less debt. It was, and still should be, the land of opportunity, not the land of guarantees, so re-distribution of wealth is very un-American. The thought of what four more years would produce is really scary. On the other hand, the Republican nominees both have family and/or personal histories of working hard and helping others. Their plans are for the benefit of America, not some special interest group being pandered for donations and votes. That kind of whining got us nowhere. For Mr. Dixon to say Romney is out of touch means Mr. Dixon hasn’t been paying attention for the last three and a half years to Obama and all of his cronies, and hasn’t really listened to Romney or Ryan or anyone speaking of them. Mr. Dixon and a few other writers are either hardcore democrats or just enjoy stirring up arguments, because their opin-

ions are without foundation. If it’s jealousy that sparked his comments in the Aug. 30 edition, it is very unbecoming. If it’s simply Democratic hate, it’s still unbecoming. With all due respect, Joanne Gallagher Oroville

Great first quilt show Dear Editor, Wow! We did it! We’re the Highland Stitchers and we are so proud of our first annual quilt show. For all who came thank you so much for joining us. It was so nice to see old friends, meet new friends and to have so many come from far and wide. It was our first, we did the best we could, and hope everyone saw at least one thing they enjoyed. We would like to thank the Borderland Historical Society for the use of the quilt racks and also to thank them for inviting us to display quilts at the Centennial Park during Heritage Days. We would like to thank the businesses who let us hang quilts in their windows. It’s nice to know we can pull together and help each other out. Thank you to all who brought heirloom quilts to display at our quilt show, Ruth Leslie has been known for her beautiful handy work for years and it was a joy to see quilts she made for her family. Our showcase quilt was won-

derful. It is a five generation of the Birch family, finished by Joanne Raymond for her mother, Vivian Emry. We’re already planning next year’s show, bigger and better, we hope. We’ll see you there! Highland Stitchers Molson

Enjoy your Labor Day holiday? Dear Editor, The reason we celebrate Labor Day is largely because of the contributions made by unions to the betterment of America’s workers. The idea of a Labor Day holiday itself was conceived and promoted by labor organizations. The numerous beneficial influences of organized labor cannot be ignored. Most of the benefits workers now enjoy are directly attributable to unions. To cite but a few: the 40-hr. work week; paid holidays and vacations; sick leave; grievance procedures, collective bargaining and generally superior wages. Unfortunately, succeeding generations have come to take those benefits for granted. Most of those benefits came about because of unions and soon became the norm for union and many nonunion workers as well. All American workers owe a debt of gratitude to Organized Labor for its achievements. Paul G. Jaehnert Vadnais Heights, Minn.

Shouldn’t we all be Americans first? I was first elected to Congress in 1964. That was the year Lyndon Johnson won a full term as president in a landslide. If ever a president had a popular mandate to pursue his goals, it was LBJ in the few years that followed that election. Yet one of my st ronge st Opinion by memories of him is Lee Hamilton not of a president reveling in partisan supremacy, but of his cautioning against it. Johnson used to love meeting with freshman members of Congress, and after taking office we Democrats who’d been elected along with him had every expectation that he would allow us to bask at the expense of our Republican colleagues. He didn’t. “I’m an American first,” he told us. “And I’m a Democrat second.” It was a bracing affirmation of a quality essential to national leadership — a firm conviction that the good of the country comes

first, even if it runs counter to the interests of one’s political party. I can’t help thinking of it today, in an era when deep, seemingly unbridgeable differences divide Democrats and Republicans, and when these divisions are being stoked by the current presidential campaign. It has been apparent almost since the beginning that our nation’s welfare rides on how well political leaders balance the needs of the country against their partisan goals. In 1796, preparing to step down from the presidency, George Washington devoted much of his Farewell Address to this question, and to the destructiveness of what he called “the fury of party spirit.” Surveying with alarm the regional discord and the growing hostility between Federalists and the Republicans that took hold in the final years of his second term, he set out to warn Americans that the very permanency of the Union depended on “a government for the whole.” Other national leaders understood the sentiment. Patrick Henry’s famous statement, “United we stand, divided we fall” was followed by these words: “Let us not split into factions which must destroy that

union upon which our existence hangs.” “We are all Republicans, we are all Federalists,” Thomas Jefferson said in his first inaugural address. Each of these leaders signaled a bedrock belief in the importance of working together to bridge differences and find common ground because the nation’s welfare demanded it, regardless of the dictates of a party’s extremes. Now, I’m not urging that we be naive. We’re not going to abolish parties, and we shouldn’t. They help us organize our political choices, define and advocate issues, and make sense of elections. But if we’re not careful, they can be carried to such an extreme that they divide government, when what we need is unity of government. We need it in foreign affairs, where the more united we are as a nation, the stronger we are. And we need it in domestic policy, where excessive partisanship agitates the people and creates animosities among them. It leads to distrust within Congress, mistrust of Washington, weaker administration of government, and an inability to resolve the problems that press against our future. If you doubt any of this, just look around.

It is extraordinarily difficult to create a government that works together for the common good. One reason most presidents end up talking about the unity of the country and of government is because they, more than most of us, can see the centrifugal forces of region, ethnicity, religion, and ideology at work. They know that there is no magic formula for balancing them all. But in this era of unforgiving partisanship, it is too easy to forget the importance of trying — and of working hard not to fan the flames of divisiveness. It is crucial to avoid painting the other side as un-American or eager to betray the national interest, just as it is to recognize that we have more in common than we have differences. Our differences are important; they are part of who we are as a nation. But if we want to overcome our challenges and preserve our greatness, unity is indispensable. The great work of our democracy, as it has been for over 200 years, is learning how to reconcile the two. Lee Hamilton is Director of the Center on Congress at Indiana University. He was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for 34 years.

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Hanging baskets on Main Street are beautiful Once again, we are home, from Central Washington Hospital. There are five floors and a ground floor and we spent time on most of them, at one time or another. It is a fine facility, with good doctors and a great staff of friendly nurses. But, there is no place like home. Hopefully we will never have to see the inside of that place, again, unless it would be to visit someone who is being treated. Thanks to all for the cards, letters, phone calls, prayers and visits. They mean so much. I apologize for missing the past several issues of the paper, but illness can make a multitude of changes in our lives. Being sorta housebound I don’t know a lot that has been happening, around out town. Have heard that there is a

new place to eat, the Plaza (formerly Yo-Yo’s) and that it looks great. Nice and clean and new décor. Also, Ha r t’s “new and u s e d ” Thrift store is in process of being moved to Main Street, THIS & THAT w h i c h should Joyce Emry be a good thing for them, as the other location was sorta off the beaten path and they’ll have so much more room to expand. The above are two new businesses that these people have worked hard to get “up and

running” and hopefully success is in store for them. In spite of the HOT and DRY days, the hanging baskets are so beautiful lining Main Street. What a great project the Streetscape folks have going. And the mini park is so inviting looking. The Saturday Farmer’s Market seems to have a nice lot of vendor’s. Someone had the biggest and most beautiful Walla Walla onions, and I couldn’t buy any as my residence was still the hospital. Friends of Mary Ellen Lemmond really enjoyed her recent visit, from Michigan. A chat with Juanita Waggy finds her somewhat better health wise, but some further tests are on the horizon and hopefully they will aid in better health for her. Bev and Lloyd Curtis, Bob and Margaret Hirst and Clayton

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Tonasket’s Michael Orozco (14) tries to pick off a Bridgeport pass despite the efforts of the Mustangs’ Kevin Alverez during Friday’s season-opening football contest. The pass fell incomplete, but Orozco later returned an interception for a score and finished with four touchdowns during the Tigers’ 47-6 victory.

Tigers blast Bridgeport in opener By Brent Baker

TONASKET - In a game the Tonasket football team had every reason to believe it would dominate, the Tigers did just that on Friday, Aug. 31, holding the Mustangs scoreless until the final minute of a 47-6 victory. After both teams spent most of the first quarter getting used to hitting someone besides each other in practice, the Tigers exploded for four touchdowns in a 12 minute span on the first half to take a commanding 28-0 halftime lead. The Tigers turned the ball over on their first possession to end a 70-yard drive, but had just one turnover thereafter and didn’t punt all night. Tonasket also forced three turnovers, the first of which -- a Collin Aitcheson interception -- ended with a 25-yard scoring strike from Trevor Terris to Jacob Cory. Terris and Jeff Stedtfeld, rotating at quarterback, combined to complete 6-of7 passes for 112 yards. Stedtfeld’s 12-yard pass to Cory, who just got his toe down in the back of the end zone while making the catch, gave the Tigers three touch-

down lead in the second quarter. Bridgeport finished 2011 winless in the 2B CWL and underwent an offseason coaching change. Michael Orozco scored four touchdowns on the night on rushes of 22, 14 and 3 yards, and returned an interception 67 yards for a third quarter score. Orozco finished with 64 yards on eight carries. Fullback Austin Booker led the Tigers with 88 yards on 16 carries and a 1-yard touchdown in the third quarter. The Tigers only had one play go for a loss on the night as they outgained Bridgeport 227-105 on the ground and held the Mustangs to 3-of-15 passing for 40 yards and three interceptions. The only sign of early-season jitters for Tonasket came via 10 penalties for 72 yards. Orozco and Booker each picked off passes for the Tonasket defense. Derek Sund make three PAT kicks and Roberto Juarez caught a 2-point conversion pass from Terris. The Tigers (1-0) will face stiffer competition this week as they travel to Kettle Falls on Friday, Sept. 7.

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Left, Jake Cory catches his second touchdown of the night, just getting his left foot in bounds, during Friday’s victory over Bridgeport; above, Trevor Terris gets off a pass despite some Bridgeport defensive pressure.

Brewster stymies Hornets By Brent Baker

OROVILLE - The stakes weren’t as high, but the result was the same. Oroville’s football team suffered a 21-6 loss in its opening contest of the season Friday, Aug. 31, managing just 140 yards of offense and committing a pair of costly second half turnovers. The past two years, losses to Brewster proved costly in the Central Washington League North Division title chase. With the Bears moving up to the Caribou Trail League this year, the season-opening contest was merely a non-league tune-up, the the Hornets had been seeking some payback for those previous losses. Trailing 7-0, the Hornets stopped the Bears on their initial possession of the second half. A muffed punt, however, set Brewster up with field position at the Hornets’ 33, and Jesse Pamatz finished off a quick four-play drive with a 4-yard run to give Brewster a two score lead. Another fumble, this one in

the Hornets’ own end zone, was recovered by Brewster’s Pamatz for a touchdown late in the third quarter. Oroville finally got on the scoreboard with 7:03 left in the fourth as Dustin Nigg capped a 13-play, 84-yard drive with an 18-yard scoring run. Brewster fumbled the ball away on its next possession, but the Hornets were unable take advantage of the chance to get back in the game. The Bears took just two offensive plays to open the scoring with a 40-yard drive on their first offensive possession of the season. Parker Landeck hit Mitch Boesel with a 12-yard pass for the score with 9:30 left in the first quarter. The Hornets were solid defensively, though Brewster converted several third downs with quick screen passes up the middle that went for big yardage. Connelly Quick led the Hornets with 56 yards rushing on 13 carries, with Tanner Smith adding 36 yards on 12 carries and Luke Kindred rushing for 22 yards on 13 carries. Kindred also completed 2-of-4 passes, but they only

STATS ‘N’ STUFF FOOTBALL Tonasket 47, Bridgeport 6 (NL) QTR 1 2 3 4 BPT 0 0 0 6 TON 7 21 13 6

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Scoring: Q1 TON - Jake Cory 25 pass from Trevor Terris (Derek Sund kick); 1:20 Q2 TON - Michael Orozco 22 run (kick failed); 10:11 TON - Jake Cory 12 pass from Jeff Stedtfeld (Roberto Juarez pass from Trevor Terris); 4:30 TON - Michael Orozco 14 run (Derek Sund kick); 1:22 Q3 TON - Michael Orozco 67 interception return (kick failed); 2:26 TON - Austin Booker 1 run (Derek Sund kick); 1:23 Q4 TON - Michael Orozco 3 run (kick blocked); 4:55 BPT - Jonathan Oregon 3 run (kick failed); 0:25 Brent Baker / staff photo

Brewster’s defense didn’t give Tanner Smith (24) or the Hornets much room to run as the Bears topped Oroville 21-6 in Friday’s season opener. went for minus-1 yard. Defensively, Smith and Kindred were each in on eight total tackles, while Angel Camacho, Lukas Mieirs Jacob Fleming and Sean

DeWitte each had six. The Hornets (0-1) travel to Springdale for another nonconference game against Mary Walker on Friday, Sept. 7.

Rushing: BPT - David Schumate 16-94; Jonathan Oregon 6-27, 1 TD. Totals 33-105, 1 TD. TON - Austin Booker 16-87, 1 TD; Michael Orozco 8-64, 3 TD; Jeff Stedtfeld 4-45; Collin Aitcheson 4-20; Trevor Terris 3-12. Totals 35229, 4 TD. Passing: BPT - Gerry Solorio 3-15, 40 yds, 0 TD, 3 INT. TON - Trevor Terris 3-4, l67 yds, 1 TD, 1 INT; Jeff Stedtfeld 3-3, 45 yds, 1 TD, 0 INT. Receiving: BPT - Jamison Schroeder 1-26; Urie Mendel 1-11. TON - Jacob Cory 2-37, 2 TD; Austin Booker 1-25; Derk Sund 1-20; Michael Orozco 1-17; Collin Aitcheson 1-13.


Defense: TON - Dalton Wahl 1 fum. rec; Collin Aitcheson 1 fum. rec., 1 int, 3 yds; Michael Oroczo 1 int, 67 yds, 1 TD; Austin Booker 1 int, 28 yds.

Brewster 21, Oroville 6 (NL) QTR 1 2 3 4 BRW 7 0 14 0 ORO 0 0 0 6

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Scoring: Q1 BRW - Mitch Boesel 12 pass from Parker Landeck (Danny Ramirez kick); 0:40 Q3 BRW - Jesse Pamatz 4 run (Danny Ramirez kick); 8:37 BRW - Raf Varelas fumble recovery in end zone (Danny Ramirez kick); 0:29 Q4 ORO - Dustin Nigg 18 run (kick failed); 7:03 Rushing: BRW ORO - Connelly Quick 13-56; Tanner Smith 12-36; Luke Kindred 13-22; Dustin Nigg 2-18, 1 TD; Sean DeWitte 4-9. Passing: BRW - Parker Landeck 21-33, 213 yds, 1 TD, 0 INT. ORO - Luke Kindred 2-4, (-1) yd, 0 TD, 0 INT. Receiving: BRW - Team 21-213, 1 TD. ORO - Sean DeWitte 2 -(-1). Defense: ORO - Dustin Nigg 3 tck, 2 ast, 1 frc fumble; Luke Kindred 5 tck, 3 ast; Tanner Smith 6 tck, 2 ast, 1 frc fumble; Angel Camacho 5 tck, 1 ast; Lukas Mieirs 4 tck, 2 ast; Jacob Fleming 4 tck, 2 ast; Sean DeWitte 4 tck, 2 ast. Week 1 scores: Brewster 21, Oroville 6 (NL) Tonasket 47, Bridgeport 6 (NL) Royal 52, Cascade 14 (NL) South Whidbey 28, Chelan 15 (NL) Ephrata 22, Quincy 21 (NL) Cashmere 39, Cascade Christian 0 (NL) Omak 42, Lynden Christian 39 (NL) Okanogan 25, Warden 14 (NL) White Swan 34, Wahluke 14 (NL) Davenport 44, Lake Roosevelt 13 (NL) Darrington 13, Liberty Bell 7 (NL) Newport at Manson cancelled Kittitas at Ritzville jamboree

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community bulletin board Local Food Banks OROVILLE – The Oroville food bank operates every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., excluding holidays, in the basement of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. For more information, call Jeff Austin at 476-3978 or Sarah Umana at 476-2386. TONASKET – The Tonasket food bank operates every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Sarge’s Burger Bunker, 101 Hwy 97 N. For more information contact Jack Gavin at (509) 486-2480.

Genealogical Society Meeting OKANOGAN - “Picture yourself on a postcard” will be the topic at the Sept. 6 meeting of the Okanogan Genealogical Society. Members and guests are encouraged to bring postcards that have pictures of family members and tell the stories behind those pictures. Everyone is welcome to attend this meeting on Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Wilson Research Center in Okanogan. For more information call Maggie at (509) 422-3944.

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.

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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 something!

Monthly work session AENEAS VALLEY – The Okanogan Fire District #16 commissioners in Aeneas Valley will hold their monthly work session Monday, Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. at the new location of 6 Main Road in Aeneas Valley. The public is invited to attend. Call Mike Woelke at (509) 486-1386 for more information.

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salad and for dessert, enjoy music and browse the silent auction items while enjoying a cookie bar. Dinner and entrance by donation. All ages welcome.

Okanogan Chamber Banquet OKANOGAN – The Okanogan Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their annual banquet on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at The Cariboo Inn. Social hour will be from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. A silent auction will be held throughout the evening. Anyone wishing to contribute to the silent auction can contact Lynn Hoover at (509) 322-0261. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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OROVILLE – The Oroville Housing Authority’s regularly scheduled board meeting for the month of September has been rescheduled for Sept. 13. The meeting will still be held at 5 p.m. at 301 Golden St., Oroville. Contact (509) 476-3059 for more information.

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.

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OMAK – The Omak Learning Center, located in the WorkSource Office in Omak, can help students age 16-21 who are looking to earn their diploma or GED. For more information call Monica Garza at (509) 826-7310 ext. 7546 or 800887-8057.

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Legacy floats bridge crossing By Brent Baker

TONASKET - Access to the U.S. Armed Forces Legacy Project from downtown Tonasket currently involves a somewhat hazardous walk across the Bonaparte Creek Bridge if one wants to visit on foot. George Frank and Rogers Castelda presented a plan to the Tonasket City Council on Tuesday, Aug. 28, to construct a foot bridge over Bonaparte Creek on the west side of the highway that would provide direct access from the parking lot of Shannon’s Deli, and offered to spearhead a fundraising effort to bring the project to fruition. Building and permit administrator Christian Johnson helped to explain the project’s parameters. “As a proposition, if council could direct our engineer to seek pedestrian safety grant funding from the city core to an established park along a dangerous highway, and connect from Sixth to the park,” Johnson said. “It would take care of several issues..” Johnson pointed out that the Legacy has a history of successful fundraising. “Legacy wants to know if the council would seek a grant, and they would use their ability to generate funds to get together a nest pot to take care of right of way and other issues,” he said.

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“That would help to get the project together with the DOT’s blessing.” Council member Jean Ramsey asked if the Department of Ecology would be an issue. “If there is a possibility of getting your feet wet, costs go up,” Johnson said. “Basically, build the bridge big enough that you won’t get your feet wet.” Castelda said the Legacy Project is also in the running for a grant of up to $25,000, if it can win a contest, that could help get funding started. Castelda said there may well be a surplus bridge available that had been used in Iraq or Afghanistan that could be put in place. “It’s one of our ideas that could save us a lot of money,” he said. The council expressed its support for the project, and Plumb said he would direct city planning to update its improvement plan to account for the possibility of such a project.

Pool progress? Peter James (Green Okanogan, Okanogan Family Faire, CCC of Tonasket, etc.) was on hand to join in the discussion about how to begin making progress on planning for the construction of a new swimming pool. James said he was approached by at least a dozen people at the recent Garlic Festival, which was hosted in History Park, where the empty pool is located, asking

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what they could do to help get the project off the ground. “We need to have everyone invited (from those who previously expressed interest in putting together a committee that hasn’t yet met),” Plumb said. “I think what it’s going to require ... we’re going to need to have a couple of open houses. “I would be willing to facilitate -- not run these meetings - to get it started and the discussion going.” When asked if this could be construed as the city taking the lead on the project, or subverting the efforts of those who had already said they would already run such a committee, Plumb said he didn’t think so. “The council doesn’t even need to be involved with this first one,” he said. “I just want to facilitate by setting a date. I will discuss it with Joyce Fancher. “There are groups that want to be involved, and I want a frank and honest discussion about where we’re at, and get questions about what the community ... can support.” Plumb sought the council’s approval to allow him to invite city clerk Alice Attwood and city planner Kurt Danison to lend their expertise to such a meeting, and James said he would discuss the possibility of the CCC lending its support to the project. The City Council’s next regular meeting will be Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 7:00 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall.

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The Tonasket football team includes (front row, l-r) Jonathan Freese, Esgar Mendez, Austin Knowlton, Eithan Knowlton, Jeff Stedtfeld, Quinn Mirick, Dalton Wahl, Austin Booker, Ian Young, Trevor Terris, (second row) Makalapua Goodness, Jorge Juarez, Rade Pilkinton, Kjeld Williams, Kenny Freese, Jake Cory, Roberto Juarez, Camron Baller, Chad Edwards, Collin Aitcheson, (third row) Zach Collins, Dallas Tyus, Treven Nielsen, Frank Holfeltz, Morgan O’Brien, Chris Elliott, Brock Henneman, Jesse Manring, Derek Sund, John Rawley, (back row) coach Ryan Pilkinton, head coach Jay Hawkins, coach Jim Swanson, coach Shawn Rader, Colton Leep, David Moreno and Michael Orozco. BY BRENT BAKER BBAKER@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM

TONASKET - There wasn’t any hiding the fact that Tonasket’s football team struggled to contain its Caribou Trail League foes last year. “We’ve talked a lot about that,” said coach Jay Hawkins, in his 12th year at the helm. “Defensively, people pretty much came in and took our lunch money. We’re pretty determined that’s not going to happen this year. “Every season provides something of an experience, and what these guys got from last year is that we needed to be a lot more physical. The last couple of games, we saw that mental switch go on, that that was how we had to play. I think we figured out how we needed to play to be competitive.” The Tigers (2-8 overall, 0-5 in CTL play) lost a fair number of seniors to graduation, but a number of those were first-year players. It will still be a young team that takes the field this year, with just six seniors on the roster. There is some experience, though, especially on the defensive side, where seven regulars return. Linebackers Austin Booker, Jake Cory and Dalton Wahl, defensive backs Michael Orozco and Jeff Stedtfeld and linemen Ky Williams and Chad Edwards saw plenty of action last year. Booker, Stedtfeld, Wahl and Williams are seniors. Offensively Booker returns to the backfield, while Wahl (right guard) and junior center Chris Elliott provide the bulk of the team’s varsity experience. Other seniors include wide receiver/defensive back Ian Young and lineman Quinn

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Tonasket head coach Jay Hawkins and the Tigers hope that their young team can build on encouraging signs seen in spring and pre-season practices and improve on last year’s 2-8 mark. Mirick. So with a team that includes 13 juniors, Hawkins and his staff decided that simplicity would give their squad the best shot at improvement. “When we play a team like Cashmere, if we can’t execute our base stuff, nothing else is going to work,” Hawkins said. “Football in a lot of ways is the ultimate team sport - you need all 11 guys to execute. So by keeping it simple, we’ve been able to get a lot of reps in on the things that we need to do well, and we’ve made good progress because we haven’t

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front and we’re stronger, though we don’t have the team speed we had.” The CTL will likely be as tough as ever and has expanded back to eight teams as Brewster moves back up from 2B to the 1A ranks and Quincy drops down from 2A. What won’t change is Cashmere being considered the pre-season favorite. “I automatically put them there,” Hawkins said. “It’s always a safe bet because of their longstanding tradition. And that’s a coaching staff that will never be

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The Oroville football team and cheerleading squad include (front row, l-r) Dayna Roley, Steven Maupin, Robert Hankins, Blaine Weaver, Eddie Ocampo, Ricky Mathis, Brandon Watkins, Kyle Scott, Kayla Mathis, (second row) Bethany Roley, Ezequiel Delgado, Boone McKinney, Angel Camacho, Luke Kindred, Tanner Smith, Dustin Nigg, Corey Childers, Jacob Fleming, Blake Rise, Shelby Scott, (third row) head coach Tam Hutchinson, Ashley Marcolin, assistant coach Josh Marchand, Scott Frazier, Sean DeWitte, Joseph Sarmiento, Connelly Quick, Cody Tibbs, Logan Mills, Ben Hickman, Trevor Shearer, Brian Wise, assistant coach Justin Helm, Angela Nelson, cheer coach Pat Smith, (back row) Wesley Davis, Conner Bocook, Lane Tietje, Tyler Field, Lukas Mieirs, Juan Garcia, Charlie Arrigoni, Mick Fulmer and Jake Scott.

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OROVILLE - Typically, returning just three seniors - none of them starters - would be the precursor for a long season. Oroville football coach Tam Hutchinson doesn’t see it that way. Nearly a dozen sophomores were major contributors to last season’s Central Washington League North Division co-champion squad, and while the last year’s seniors will be tough to replace, he likes what he sees so far. “We really are a junior and sophomore team,” Hutchinson said. “We have a lot of junior returners that played big roles last year.” That’s especially true on the offensive side of the ball, where six key juniors are back. Luke Kindred, with a year of varsity seasoning under his belt, returns for his second run at quarterback, along with center Boone McKinney. Tanner Smith, a wide receiver last year, will see time at running back this season, as will Sean DeWitte, converting from tight end to fullback. Jake Scott is making an even more unusual move, from wide receiver to guard. Connelly Quick, who saw some time at running back last season, will be a key to that position. Also returning are senior receiver/defensive backs Angel Camacho and Cory Childers, as well as lineman Scotty Frazier. Sophomore linemen Jacob Fleming and Lane Tietje also saw plenty of varsity snaps as freshmen. As a group, they’ll have to find a way to replace the production of four-year starting running back Nick Perez and multi-positional big-play specialist C.J. Mathews. “We don’t have a C.J., and

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Oroville coach Tam Hutchinson is just three victories away from setting the Hornets’ school record for career coaching wins. we’re really going to miss Perez,” Hutchinson said. “Nick was our inside guy, and when we gave him the ball we always knew we’d get three or four yards. Smith and (sophomore Dustin) Nigg will be key guys. Smith, believe it or not, is faster than C.J. - the guys said that was true last year during track as well - and Nigg is pretty shifty. We won’t be running as much between the tackles. Between those two, Quick and DeWitte, we’re a faster team than we were last year. We’ll go outside more and definitely be throwing the ball more.” He said he’s also seen a big difference in Kindred’s pre-season play. “He’s really taken charge,”


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Hutchinson said. “Last year I think he was a little intimidated by the seniors. Now we’re seeing him unleash the way he’s capable of and throwing the ball really well. My challenge is to keep this group of guys on the field at the same time.” There are more questions on defense. “Defense is what I worry about the most right now,” Hutchinson said. “That takes some quickness and aggressiveness, which I think we have.” Hutchinson himself has a milestone within range: with 52

career wins at Oroville in 12 previous seasons, he is two away from tying former coach Rick Guenther’s school record. Thanks to reclassification, the CWL is reduced back down to one division and looks very much like the league did three years ago. While the WIAA hasn’t released its playoff allocations yet, its likely the league will have three spots in the state tourney, albeit without the cross-divisional playoff week between Week 9 and the first round of the playoffs. White Swan is widely consid-

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TONASKET - First-year varsity volleyball coach Jackie Gliddon is no stranger to Tonasket volleyball. With 14 years of coaching mostly at the 8th grade level, with some JV and C-team seasons thrown in - Gliddon has coached many of the players she inherited when Nellie Kirk retired after last season. “I always had a lot of respect for Nellie,” Gliddon said. “But now (after taking over as varsity coach), I really, really have a lot of respect for Nellie. She was crazy organized, and I probably will never be as organized as she is.” Dave Kirk - Nellie’s husband also is staying on Gliddon’s assistant, adding some continuity. The Tigers will need that as there are just four players returning from last year. Those returners, though, do give the Tigers a solid and experienced front line in seniors Devan Utt, Ahlia Young, Sadie Long, and junior Savannah Clinedinst. “We have some senior leadership,” Kirk said, “but it’s pretty young after that.”

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“A lot of our leadership will be on Devan and Sadie,” Gliddon said. “Devan, obviously, as a three-year starter. Devan’s a ‘camper,’ too. She’s spent a lot of time at volleyball camps, working to improve her skills.” In addition to the returning front row hitters, Gliddon has been impressed with the play of senior setter Ameerah Cholmondeley, who last played

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The Tonasket volleyball team includes (sitting) Cassie Spear, (middle row, l-r) Ameerah Cholmondeley, Savannah Clinedinst, Ahlia Young, (back) Casi Infante, Amber Monroe, Shea Smith, Sadie Long, Devan Utt, Jenny Bello, Carrisa Frazier and head coach Jackie Gliddon.

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volleyball as a freshmen, and junior libero Cassie Spear. “Ameerah has really been picking it up,” she said. “And Cassie, she’ll be a real asset. She is a very good all-around player, and is the quickest on the floor. She’s a good hitter, too, though as a libero she won’t be getting to do much of that.” Kirk said that one of the team’s biggest assets has been its atti-

tude. “This group of girls in particular have always had a joy for playing,” he said. “They love to play volleyball.” Gliddon said a lot of the preseason work has focused on passing and team-building. “The team isn’t weak,” she said. “But we want to build into them that they’re going to be there for each other.

“These girls all want to be allaround players. They’re working hard at playing all around, and are disappointed when they have to come off the floor.” Gliddon said a big goal is to chalk up a few Caribou Trail League wins, which have been few and far between in recent years. “They want to win,” she said. “They want to surprise every-

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body and win in the league. “They’re hustling, they have the drive and the will is there. I’m hoping it comes together for them.”

Oroville volleyball looks forward to fresh start BY BRENT BAKER BBAKER@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM

OROVILLE - New Oroville volleyball coach Stacey Hinze may have been officially hired on the first day of practice, but she’s not taking a short view of the task in front of her. With a young team (just two seniors) coming off a winless season, she is trying to put the things in place that will help the team succeed over the long haul. “Basically, we’re just kind of starting from the ground up since we have such a young group,” Hinze said. “It’s kind of nice preparing ourselves not just for this year, but for next year, too.” Jasmine Nutt is the only returning senior, while juniors Brittany Jewett and Bridget Clark, as well as sophomores Rachelle Nutt, Andrea Perez, Nadia Maldonado and Monica Herrera also are back. “They’ve played together a lot,” Hinze said. “They’re a good group, they get along great, they talk to each other and they play well as a team.” Those qualities have come into play in pre-season practice as the team has had to adjust to Hinze’s new offense. “At first they were a little skeptical,” Hinze said. “It’s more chal-

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Oroville’s volleyball team includes (front row, l-r) Brittany Jewett, Bridget Clark, (middle row) Ellamae Burnell, Jasmine Nutt, Rachelle Nutt, Kara Vanderhaar, Whitney Rounds, Sammie Walimaki, (back row) coach Stacey Hinze, Marissa Garcia, Maria Camacho, Nadia Maldonado, Debrah Bettelyoun, Andrea Perez, Monica Herrera, Jessica Galvan and Cassandra Orlando. lenging, but it’s a better offense. “Getting our passing down and getting a consistent pass-set-hit, rather than free-balling over the net just because you want to get Oct 6 Oct 9 Oct 11 Oct 16 Oct 18 Oct 23 Oct 25 Oct 30 Nov 3

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rid of it, is the biggest thing we’re working on. We want to be actually spiking the ball, getting more aggressive at the net and taking control of getting those side outs and points.” Coming off a tough season, and without a coach until the last minute, numbers were initially low but have picked up in recent days. Only seven girls were eligible for the Hornets’ season opener against Tonasket on Tuesday, but with 16 girls on the roster by press time there were hopes that

there would be enough to sustain a JV squad before long. “They all need the playing time, so if we could get a couple more girls, that would be a big help,” Hinze said. “Individually, I’d like them to improve their skills as we go along. But honestly, we really would like to win. I’d like to see these girls get a chance to go to state, but we have to start winning first.” It’s Hinze’s first coaching job, though she saw plenty of time on the court as a high school player


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Oroville girls talented but short on numbers; boys team to focus on individual efforts BY BRENT BAKER BBAKER@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM

OROVILLE - It’s not very often that the chance to win three straight of anything rolls around. So with the Oroville girls cross country team entering the 2012 season with two regional titles in hand, coach Doug Kee is hoping to get enough girls to come out to seriously compete for a third in a row. “We’d like to have a three-peat,” Kee said. “But we need to have the bodies to do it. Some of the seniors didn’t turn out, and it was kind of a shock to miss them. Hopefully they’ll decide their bored and decide they want to be part of that.” With five girls, the Hornets do have enough to score as a team, though there is no margin for error. The boys have three on their roster. Whether or not the girls team can qualify for state, it’s pretty much guaranteed that, barring





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The Oroville cross country teams include (front row, l-r) Ronel Kee, Diego Santana, Ruben B. Renfro, (back row) Lisa Hartvig, Callie Barker, Aya Cruspero, Celene Cisneros, Sierra Speiker and coach Doug Kee. injury, junior Sierra Speiker will make her third straight trip as an individual. Speiker burst onto


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the high school scene with a state 1B/2B title in 2010, upsetting thendefending champion Morgan Willson of Colfax. Willson, a senior in 2011, returned the favor last fall as Speiker was runner up. That makes her pre-season favorite this time around. “No one is going to stay with Sierra at regionals,” Kee said. “We just need some kids to fill those last spots.” Senior Callie Barker, who was on the 2010 regional title team but didn’t run last year, returns

for her senior season and should be a strong No. 2. “She’s a good, hard worker,” Kee said. “She should place well at regionals and if we don’t have a full team, hopefully she’ll be able to make state, too.” A second senior, Lisa Hartvig, gives the Hornets another experienced varsity runner. Senior Celene Cisneros and sophomore Aya Cruspero fill out the girls roster. “We’re definitely still recruiting, though,” Kee said. “There’s

a lot of kids sitting around doing nothing that could be pretty good runners.” The trio of boys will be led by junior Ruben Renfro, who missed making state last year by one spot. “I’m really looking forward to good things from him,” Kee said. Senior Ronel Kee and junior Diego Santana also return from last year’s squad. Everything, off course, will ride on the regional meet, which this year will be in Wenatchee’s Walla

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Walla Point State Park. Though most sports have seen a reshuffling of teams thanks to reclassification, the 1B/2B teams that run cross country should be relatively unchanged from the past couple of years.

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TONASKET - Bob Thornton doesn’t have a lot of returning experience on his Tonasket cross country teams, but couldn’t be happier with the overall numbers on his squad. “With 18 high school runners and 14 middle school runners, I’m excited about the number we have turning out and the potential for Tonasket cross country,” Thornton said. “It looks like I will be buying a lot of ice cream this year.” The Tigers have four boys returning, but the girls’ experience consists of one moving up from last year’s middle school ranks. Oscar Avilez is the lone returning senior. “Oscar has put in the work and is running a lot faster and stronger this year,” Thornton said of Avilez. “He is a very competitive individual and I look for him to have a good year.” Also returning are sophomores Adam Halvorsen, Smith Condon and Johnathan Tellez. “Adam put the time and miles in this summer,” Thornton said. “It is showing in how much stronger he is. “Both Smith and Johnathan are running stronger this year as well and should have good years.” For the girls, Thornton said freshman Jenna Valentine is






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The Tonasket cross country teams include (front row, l-r) Kallie Mirick, Jenna Valentine, Claire Thornton, Vanessa Pershing, Jessica Puente, (back) Jordan Hughes, Oscar Avilez, Adrian McCarthy, Ivan Rios, Smith Condon, Adam Halvorsen, Johnathan Tellez and Abe Podkranic. Not pictured are Lawrence Wambugu, Marshall West, Dallin Good, Giesa Seidler and Corrina Karrer. showing plenty of promise. “She is pushing herself in practice every day and is looking to have a good year,” he said.” The rest of the team consists of first-year runners. “Everyone is working hard and learning how to race,” Thornton said. “As the year progresses we should improve and be competitive with the rest of the league.”


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The Tonasket girls soccer team includes (front row, l-r) Megan Beyers, Kelly Cruz, Sarina McBride, Alicia Edwards, Lynn Hendricks, (middle) Myra Gaytan, Jensen Sackman, Sarah Green, Hilda Celestino, Christa McCormick, Jaden Vugteveen, (back) head coach Darren Collins, Elizabeth Jackson, Baylie Tyus, Selena Cosino, and Kathryn Cleman. Not pictured are assistant coach Todd Mathews, Jonalynn Glover, Amanda Johnson, Michaela Rampley, Kasey Silverthorn and Tashia West. BY BRENT BAKER BBAKER@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM

TONASKET - Late last season, the Tonasket girls soccer team found its mojo. Tigers coach Darren Collins wasn’t sure exactly when it started, but the proof was in the results on the field. There was a come-from-

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behind shootout victory at Omak in mid-October followed by a dominating victory over Chelan. And the final two losses of the season showed even more signs of promise. The Tigers’ 2-0 defeat at the hands of eventual state runnerup Cashmere was a measure of their improvement from a 13-0 Oct 6 Oct 9 Oct 11 Oct 13 Oct 16 Oct 20 Oct 23 Oct 27 Oct 30

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ers returning, including senior Kelly Cruz, who was the runnerup in the Caribou Trail League MVP race. Second-team all-CTL midfielder Alicia Edwards also returns, while juniors Kathryn Cleman, Baylie Tyus and Kylie Dellinger give the Tigers multiple threats offensively. Also returning are senior Sarina McBride and juniors Elizabeth Jackson, Selina Cosino, Christa McCormick and Michaela Rampley and sophomore Hilda Celestino. Of the new additions, senior Megan Beyers had Collins wishing he’d had her on the team for her entire high school career. As solid as the Tigers look offensively, graduation hit them hard-

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shellacking a month earlier, and Tonasket’s 2-0 district playoff loss to Cascade was far more competitive than earlier efforts against the Kodiaks. All that to say, Collins is excited about the upcoming campaign. “We’re looking really solid,” he said. “We should be matching up this year with the better teams. We’re certainly hoping to. “With the way we finished last year, especially against Cashmere and Cascade, we showed we could play with those teams. We played Cascade in a summer tournament and lost 4-2 in another match that was very even. “So it was an encouraging way to start.” The Tigers have 11 play-

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The Oroville girls soccer team includes (front row, l-r) head coach Laura Kinman, Becky Arrigoni, Kelsey Stell, Tosca Pickering, Breanna Ervin, Alexa Werner, assistant coach Tony Flores, (back row) Meagan Moralez, Yessica Nemecio, Lily Hilderbrand, Kaitlyn Grunst, Kali Peters, Mikayla Scott, Faith Martin and Keyla Layata. BY BRENT BAKER BBAKER@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM

OROVILLE - The Central Washington 1B/2B soccer league has a new look this season, and it’s one that the Oroville Hornets should like. Gone are league powers Brewster and Warden, two state qualifiers that moved up to 1A this year and out of the B league. Entiat, which played just four games last year while getting its program up and running, will play a full league schedule with Bridgeport, Liberty Bell and Manson joining the Hornets. Each team will play two league games against the others, though in most cases the Hornets will play one (two against

Bridgeport) non-league game against each as well. “We’ll be a lot more evenly matched this year,” said Oroville coach Laura Kinman. “I think it will be a very competitive, exciting league. Most days it will be anybody’s game.” It’s taken a little time to get enough players out to field a full team -- the Hornets had to reschedule their first two games in order to field enough eligible players -- but by press time had at least 14 players practicing. That could include at least one eighth grader, pending league approval, after the Oroville School Board agreed to a one-year pilot for eighth graders to play at the high school level if there was no

junior high program in that sport. “All we have for soccer in junior high is the rec league,” Kinman said, acknowledging that it results in having to teach basic soccer fundamentals at the varsity level that players on other teams may already have mastered. “So how do you bridge that? If we don’t have a way for the junior high kids to play soccer, we’ll lose them to soccer. They’ll start doing other things, or nothing.” Kinman brings back eight players from last season’s 1-13 squad, including four seniors: goalkeepers Tosca Pickering and Alexa Werner, captain Becky Arrigoni and Kelsey Stell. Breanna Ervin is a fifth senior who didn’t play soccer last season.

“The girls are showing good passing ability and knowledge of the field,” Kinman said. “They know each other well and play with a lot of cohesiveness. What we’re working on is our speed -- we need quicker ball movement. And both of our goalkeepers are seniors, so we need to start working someone in there as well.” The new, young players have Kinman looking forward to the Hornets’ first game as well. “It’s hard to tell how good we’ll be without seeing us play (a game),” she said. “Usually I can say what we have, but the new girls we have, it’s hard to say. They have me excited, though. I think we’ll surprise some people.”

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2011 Season in Review FOOTBALL STANDINGS



Team W L PF PA W L PF PA * Cashmere 5 0 47.2 10.0 11 1 45.8 14.6 * Chelan 4 1 48.0 10.6 9 4 35.2 18.7 * Okanogan 3 2 25.8 26.8 7 3 33.7 21.2 * Omak 2 3 28.2 29.2 4 6 28.6 27.3 Cascade 1 4 21.2 39.6 3 7 27.2 30.8 Tonasket 0 5 6.2 60.4 2 8 10.2 43.3 *Postseason qualifier State 1A Playoff Qualifiers: Cashmere (advanced to quarterfinals); Chelan (advanced to semifinals)



Team W L PF PA W L PF PA * Oroville 5 1 36.7 11.2 6 4 25.8 19.6 * Manson 5 1 35.5 9.2 5 5 26.1 20.6 * Brewster 5 1 36.0 9.0 7 4 30.3 20.4 Liberty Bell 3 3 21.7 18.3 4 4 21.3 20.0 Entiat 2 4 5.5 32.8 2 7 7.7 32.3 Pateros 1 5 11.0 38.0 1 7 8.3 40.3 Bridgeport 0 6 5.0 32.8 0 9 5.6 33.4 *Postseason qualifier (seeding playoff - 1. Manson, 2. Brewster, 3. Oroville) State 2B Playoff Qualifiers: Brewster, Manson (both eliminated first round)


Team W L GW GL W L * Chelan 10 0 30 2 22 3 * Cascade 8 2 25 7 15 7 * Okanogan 5 5 17 19 16 10 * Omak 4 6 13 24 7 13 * Cashmere 3 7 15 21 5 9 Tonasket 0 10 3 30 4 10 (overall record also includes reg. season tournament matches) *Postseason qualifier State 1A Playoff Qualifiers: Chelan (7th place).

Team W L GW GL W L * Brewster 12 0 36 4 18 5 * Pateros 10 2 34 9 20 3 * Manson 7 5 21 22 8 10 * Bridgeport 5 7 18 26 8 13 Liberty Bell 4 8 16 27 5 16 Waterville 4 8 19 26 8 11 Oroville 0 12 6 36 0 16 (overall record also includes reg. season tournament matches) * Post-season Qualifiers State 2B Qualifiers: Brewster (6th place), Pateros


Team Pts. W L GF GA W * Cashmere 27 10 0 79 4 20 * Cascade 24 8 2 44 6 14 * Okanogan 15 5 5 15 22 9 * Omak 13 4 6 18 45 8 * Tonasket 8 3 7 13 37 6 Chelan 0 0 10 4 68 1 * Post-season Qualifiers State Playoff Qualifiers: Cashmere (2nd place)


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BOYS CROSS COUNTRY STANDINGS / STATE QUALIFIERS CTL XC Finals: 1. Cashmere; 2. Omak; 3. Tonasket; 4. Chelan; 5. Cascade. Individual champion: Damon Halvorsen, Tonasket. CTL/NEA District 6/7 XC Finals: Lakeside 36, Colville 52, Cashmere 91, Omak 113, Riverside 146, Tonasket 165, Cascade 208, Newport 209, Chelan 223, Freeman 271, Chewelah 299. Tonasket 1A State Qualifiers: Damon Halvorsen (13th place); Jake Hickman (65th place) District 5/6 1B/2B XC Finals: Bickleton 54, Liberty Bell 61, Lake Roosevelt 62, Manson 70, Oroville 86. Oroville 2B State Qualifiers: Zack Speiker (3rd place)

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Team Pts. W L GF GA W L T * Warden 27 9 1 36 10 14 3 1 * Manson 23 8 2 16 14 9 5 1 * Brewster 22 7 3 38 13 11 7 0 *+ Liberty Bell 9 3 7 14 22 7 10 0 + Bridgeport 9 3 7 9 16 4 11 0 Oroville 0 0 10 10 48 1 13 0 Entiat 1 3 0 *Post-season Qualifiers + Liberty Bell def. Bridgeport 4-3 in tiebreak State Playoff Qualifiers: Brewster, Warden (both lost first round)

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY STANDINGS / STATE QUALIFIERS CTL XC Finals: 1. Cashmere; 2. Chelan; 3. Omak; 4. Cascade NS; 5. Tonasket NS. Individual Champion: Angela Knishka, Cashmere. CTL/NEA District 6/7 XC Finals: Lakeside 26, Riverside 65, Cashmere 66, Chelan 126, Colville 126, Chewelah 178, Freeman 182, Omak 196, Tonasket NS. Tonasket 1A State Qualifiers: None District 5/6 1B/2B XC Finals: Oroville 26, Riverside Christian 28. Oroville 2B State Qualifiers: Oroville team - Sierra Speiker (2nd place); Katie Tietje (56th place); Lily Hilderbrand (60th place); Lisa Hartvig (61st place); Ali Miller (62nd place).

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Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune, September 06, 2012  

September 06, 2012 edition of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune

Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune, September 06, 2012  

September 06, 2012 edition of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune