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Building a Legacy

Council, residents debate ORV ordinance BY BRENT BAKER BBAKER@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM

Brent Baker / staff photo

George Frank, Hugh Maycumber, DVM and Paul Diener prepare plaques for installation at the U.S. Armed Forces Legacy Project on the south end of Tonasket on Thursday, Sept. 13. This is the beginning a flurry of activity that should culminate with the opening of the new on-site building on Sept. 20. Tonasket VA services, veterans’ histories and more will be available on site once the building is formally opened. Membership in the U.S. Armed Forces Legacy project is $20 a year, with lifetime rates also available. To sponsor a wall plaque to honor a veteran is a one-time charge of $100. For more information on becoming a volunteer or making a donation see: veteranlegacyproject. org.

Rollover accident on Eastlake Road sends two to hospital Victims spend the night in orchard BY GARY A. DEVON MANAGING EDITOR

OROVILLE – Two Oroville men were involved in a rollover accident on Eastlake Rd. early Sunday morning and the sheriff ’s department suspects the cause was excessive speed - attempting a 25 mph corner at more than 70 mph. Okanogan County Sheriff ’s Deputies responded to a one vehicle rollover accident near 48 Eastlake Rd. east of Oroville on Sunday morning. It appeared the vehicle accident had occurred Saturday night, sometime after midnight, according to Sheriff Frank Rodgers. The registered owner of the vehicle,

Timothy M. Porter, 21, was flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle and Austin A. Nigg, 22, was treated and released from North Valley Hospital in Tonasket. Neither subject were wearing seatbelts and both were ejected from the 2003 Ford Escort ZX2, the sheriff said. “The two subjects were involved in an incident earlier in the evening at the Eagles in Oroville and were seen driving away from the scene at around 12:30 a.m.,” said Sheriff Rogers. “It is believed that the subjects crashed some time around 1 a.m. in morning but it was not discovered and reported to the sheriff ’s office until 7:20 a.m.” Both subjects laid out in the orchard until discovered Sunday morning, according to the sheriff. “So far in the investigation it appears that the vehicle was traveling northbound

on the Eastlake Road, a 35 mph speed zone. As the vehicle came up to a suggested 25 mph curve, the driver lost control, left the roadway on the west side and struck several orchard trees and rolled. Both occupants of the vehicle were ejected from the vehicle. “The initial investigation at this time calculates the speed of the vehicle at 70 plus miles an hour as it entered the 25 mile-an-hour corner. It also appears that alcohol may have been a factor in the accident.” The investigation is still ongoing and the sheriff ’s department has not yet been able to determine who was driving the car at the time of the collision. The Washington State Patrol Criminal Investigation Division from Moses Lake is going to bring Total Station to the scene on Wednesday to assist in measuring, Roger said.

TONASKET - The potential for an ordinance that would permit all-terrain or off-road vehicles on Tonasket city streets received plenty of attention at the Tuesday, Sept. 11, Tonasket City Council meeting. Although no specific ordinance has yet been proposed, it has been on the council’s agenda several times in the past couple of months, and a number of residents were present to discuss the issue. Spencer King, president of the North Central ATV Club, presented a proposal that would be forwarded to Okanogan County to open up routes from Tonasket to Loomis (up North Pine Creek Road through Horse Spring Coulee), and from Tonasket to Beeman Road, through Pine Creek to Fish Lake, providing a corridor all the way from Conconully. Those routes would only be proposed to the county for ATV use if a city ordinance were passed. “What your group intends isn’t to take over the city, but to utilize the services here and then go out into the surrounding community,” said Tonasket Mayor Patrick Plumb. “Are you looking at just

using certain routes in the city?” “When we did this in Okanogan, we excluded Highway 215 (the main street through Okanogan),” King said. “But then we were able to include 215 as well, so we had access to the grocery store, the ATV store ... I’m sure if you’ve been there, you haven’t seen hordes of ATV users in the streets. “The thought is if people wanted to stay in a hotel, they could do that, then family members could leave Tonasket and ride all the way to Loomis if they chose.... As a group it’s nice to be able to ride in the forest, come into town, gas up, eat, then go back out.” About 15 were in attendance, with a number of both pro and con opinions being expressed. Those opposed to allowing ATVs in town cited concerns with additional traffic congestion, safety concerns due to a lack of visibility of small vehicles, and noise. Those in favor of such an ordinance cited the potential economic benefit, the city’s history of individual liberty, and belief that ATVs are no less visible than motorcycles or smart cars, and could


Hospital starts making warrant progress BY BRENT BAKER BBAKER@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM

TONASKET - Thanks in large part to a cost report settlement, North Valley Hospital’s warrant levels have begun to come down. Acting Chief Financial Officer Helen Verhasselt reported at the Thursday, Sept. 13 NVH Board of Commissioners meeting that the hospital had received a $704,000 settlement the previous day and combined with normal cash receipts the warrant level had dropped to just over $2 million after nearly reaching the $3 million earlier in the month. Verhasselt also reported that the number of swing beds in use had gone up from about 2.5 patients per day through July, to 4.0 in August and 5.75 in the first part of September. “It shows that there is a big need,” Verhasselt said. “And with our increased reimbursement rate with our new cost report adjustment, could potentially bring in (a lot more revenue.)” Business Development Director Terri Orford said that efforts are underway to get Vet Pro Certified providers on hand to treat the number of veterans that are being seen in the Tonasket clinic.

“It has been a very discouraging process,” she said. “The VA needs to reevaluate their credentialing process. We have several providers who are ready and willing to come the following week. But even if they are in the state - say, in Puget Sound - they have to have a recertification process, even if they are certified ... they have to be recertified through the Spokane VA.” That involves not only paperwork, but additional online training, federal background checks, and on-site checking of references by VA officials. “They won’t give us emergency privileges,” Orford said. “So our hands are tied.” Commissioner Lael Duncan said that she was meeting with Senators Murray and Cantwell next week. “Please develop a timeline for me so that I can share this with them,” Duncan said. “That’s our next step,” Orford said. “We need to talk to our senators and lobbyists to find a way to solve this problem.” The NVH Board of Commissioners next meets on Thursday Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. in the Commissioner’s Board Room at 126 S. Whitcomb Ave.

General election ballots go out in just one month Several local, state and federal offices to be decided in November BY GARY A. DEVON MANAGING EDITOR

OKANOGAN – While the country tries to decide on the next president in the upcoming general election, there are only 30 days before the county sends out ballots and several state and local races need to be decided a well. Several deadlines are also fast approaching, including the last day for mail-in voter registrations and updates for the Nov. 2 general election. This deadline is Saturday, Oct. 6, but registrations and updates can be filed online as late as Monday, Oct. 8 (Columbus Day). The last day for in-person registration for voters not currently registered in the state for the general election is Monday, Oct. 29.

While overseas and military ballots are going out next Saturday, Sept. 22, the rest of the voters in Washington State will have their ballots mailed on Friday, Oct. 19. This November sees races for the two Okanogan County Commissioner positions open to elections. The primary knocked out one incumbent for Position 1, Andy Lampe, leaving Albert Roberts, a Democrat to face Sheilah Kennedy, a Republican. Don R. “Bud” Hoover, the incumbent candidate for Commissioner Position 2, is challenged by fellow Republican Ray L. Campbell. While only voters in each commissioners’ district were allowed to vote in the primary, the general election is opened to all voters in the county. There are two judicial positions that appear on the general election ballot, although only one will be decided by the voters. Chris Culp, who was appointed to Okanogan County Superior Court Position 2 by Gov. Gregoire last year, will stand for the bench alone on the


November ballot. However, Scott D. Stuart is challenging Heidi E. Smith, who was appointed to the District Court bench after Culp was picked to fill the newly created second position on the Superior Court. Hank Rawson was selected to fill Superior Court Position 1 when current longtime justice Jack Burchard steps down after the election. There is one PUD Commissioner position also on the upcoming election, incumbent Trish Butler is seeking a return in Position 2. She is challenged by Steve Huston in this non-partisan race. Voters in Tonasket and Okanogan both have ballot issues regarding Sales and Use Tax Levies. Both cities are asking their citizens to approve a 0.1 percent increase in sales and use tax, where at least one-third of that increase is to be used toward criminal justice or fire protection purposes or both starting in April 2013. Oroville voters have a couple issues to decide. All voters within the Oroville School


Photo by Gary DeVon

Okanogan County Commissioner Position 1 candidate Albert Roberts talks with voters at a Meet and Greet event held in Tonasket last Friday evening at the Community Cultural Center. He and Bud Hover (seated), the incumbent commissioner candidate for Position 2, took the opportunity to talk a little about themselves and to answer questions. Despite being in different political parties, it seemed they both could agree on several issues of concern to Okanogan County. Also at the event was Scott Stuart, candidate for District Court Judge, who was invited by Roberts to introduce himself and tell a little about why voters should consider casting their ballots for him.


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RV Park still in the black

Party on the Patio

By Brent Baker

TONASKET - Though revenues are down, the Tonasket Chamber of Commerce’s RV Park has continued to be a profitable venture, reported treasurer Bill Nelson at its Tuesday, Sept. 11, meeting. Through August the park had brought in $5,670 of income with $3,409 in expenses for a $2,260 profit. Profit is down about 50 percent

from last year, however, as income at the same point a year ago was about $8,500. Although the economy in general was thought to be a major factor -- discussion was that revenues for other area RV parks were down as well -- a lack of advertising and internet visibility were thought to be factors as well. To that end, a membership in an RV organization such as Good Sam, that provides discounts to travelers in exchange to much

higher visibility in travel guides, will be looked into. On a broader scale, the chamber board voted to purchase advertising from on a North Central Washington Travel Display, a large sign board that will be posted in a number of areas throughout the region touting local attractions. Possibilities for sign board positioning in Tonasket include the RV Park and TVBRC. The chamber’s next meeting will be Tuesday, Sept. 25, at Whistler’s.

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The Valley Band performed on the patio, newly extended this summer, for the final biergarten music series at Alpine Brewing in Oroville last Saturday, Sept. 15. It was also the last Cruise Night for the year and music and classic and custom car fans joined in for the end of summer event put on by Alpine’s owner and brewmaster Bart Traubeck. The brewery featured several local bands throughout the summer, as well as Traubeck’s German-style beers and Uli’s Sausages.

OKANOGAN - In accordance with RCW 29A.12.130, a Logic and Accuracy Test will be conducted on the Okanogan County vote counting equipment. The test will be held in the Okanogan County Auditor’s Office on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012. At that time a “test deck” of

ballots will be run through the vote tabulating equipment. The test is designed to check the ballot tabulating and precinct programming. In preparation for the Logic and Accuracy Test, a “test deck” of ballots will be scanned, resolved, and written to the MBB. This will take place in the Okanogan County Auditors Office on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012 at 9 a.m. A partial test deck will be scanned and resolved.

The remaining test deck will be scanned and resolved at the time of the Logic and Accuracy Test. Also, In accordance with WAC 434-335, a Logic and Accuracy test will be conducted on the Okanogan County Disabled Access Units. The test will be held in the Okanogan County Auditors Office on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. The programming of the Disabled Access Units will be tested.

Mop-up continues at the Barker Canyon Complex Firefighting resources demobilized to other fires in the state By Gary A. DeVon Managing Editor

ELECTRIC CITY Approximately 100 remaining firefighters spent last Saturday mopping up the 91,162-acre Barker Canyon Fire Complex in preparation for transition Sunday to a Type IV incident management team under the command of Mike Solheim, incident commander. The incoming team will continue to patrol and mop up the contained fire, staffing it with three strike teams of engines, a task force leader and logistics chief. As of last Saturday, the fire was more than 79 percent contained.

Larry Nickey, incident commander for the WIIMT #4, expressed his appreciation for all of the hard work by firefighters to contain the fires that, for eight days, threatened homes and structures. “Lots of people from the communities surrounding Coulee Dam have come up to me and thanked me for stopping this fire,” Nickey said. “I have had to explain to them that it wasn’t me but the firefighters who deserve the praise. I promised them all that I would pass on their appreciation to all of the personnel who contributed their efforts to containing these fires.” All of the resources – equipment and personnel – that were demobilized Saturday were reassigned to other fires burning in the state. Most were sent to help fight the Wenatchee and Okanogan Complexes burning in the Wenatchee-Okanogan National Forests. State-mobilized personnel returned home to be ready for any new fires that may

threaten towns and residences. Jeff Pendleton, Incident Commander for the Wenatchee Fire Complex, told firefighters “we have been developing plans as we have been fighting fire. One missing key element has been the right mix of resources. We have a good plan and now we have the force to implement that plan. We have a force of over 1800 firefighters, crews, engines, and aviation assets. It is time to engage the plan and make our efforts leap forward.” A combination of factors continue to challenge the firefighting effort: Smokey conditions have caused limited visibility, dangerous burning and/or standing dead trees, steep terrain, rolling logs and rocks, plus extremely dry vegetation all contribute to fire fighting dangers. The high pressure weather system sitting on top of the Wenatchee Valley will bring inversions in the morning and cause winds to be terrain driven. The worst air quality will be in

the late night and morning hours because the smoke gets trapped near the ground during morning temperature inversions. This weather pattern is expected to continue through the week. The public is asked to use caution in and around Entiat where over 600 firefighters are based at the Entiat City Park; vehicles will be entering and exiting Highway 97A. The area is extremely dry and conditions are right for rapid fire growth on existing fires and new fire starts. All outdoor burning is restricted and campfires are allowed in designated campgrounds and the Wilderness on National Forest Lands in Chelan County. The Incident Management Team expressed its appreciation to the community for their support and help in the team’s efforts to suppress these fires. It is vital that the community cooperate with evacuations, road closures, and avoiding areas of high traffic for fire suppression, according to

the IMT. The Buckhorn Mountain Fire has forced the closure of portions of the Methow Valley Ranger District’s North Fork Gold Creek Road 4340 and South Fork Gold Creek Road 4330. Both roads are located a few miles south of the town of Carlton, and just west of State Highway 153. The Leecher Fire has also forced closure of some roads located east of the Methow Valley and about four miles southwest of Twisp. These roads include Benson Creek Road (Forest Service Road 4150) and South Summit Road 4100. For additional information about closures, please the local ranger district office, or check the Okanogan-Wenatchee forest website or the Inciweb fire information website for the Okanogan Fire Complex, Wenatchee Fire Complex, Yakima Fire Complex, and Table Mountain Complex ( ll DNR-protected lands, effective July 1 through Sept. 30,

2012. The ban includes all forestlands in Washington except for federal lands, which have their own published restrictions. Campgrounds may have additional burn restrictions in place. Campers should check with their campground host before starting a campfire. The burn ban cautions the public to: 1) light campfires only where authorized – in approved camp grounds with approved fire rings; 2) never leave a campfire unattended, and be sure it is completely dead out and cold to the touch before leaving the camp site; 3) be sure recreational vehicles have operating spark arresters; 4) be aware that common recreational activities can cause fires, such as target shooting, cigarette butts, and trailer chains dragging on concrete; 5) not park any vehicles in dry, grassy areas, as the heat from exhaust systems can ignite the dry grass; and 6) never discharge fireworks on DNR-protected and public lands because it is illegal.

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council | FROM A1

ELECTION | FROM A1 District are being asked to give the okay to a three-year School Capital Projects Levy which would collect $400,000 in 2013, 2014 and 2015. The money would be used for capital improvements to the elementary school, the majority of which would fund a replacement of the roof which has had ongoing problems for several years. The levy collection rate would be 66 cents per $1000 of assessed property valuation. The second issue in the Oroville area involves the Emergency Services District. Those living in town and outside in the Rural EMS are being separately asked to vote a replacement to the sixyear EMS Levy of 25 cents per $1000 of assessed property valuation for emergency medical care and ambulance services. Elsewhere in the county, Coulee Area Park and Recreation is asking for a special six-year maintenance and operations levy for its park facilities at 15 cents/$1000. There are 14 state races Okanogan County voters will also

be asked to help decide. Sitting governor C h r ist i ne Gregoire is stepping aside and Democrat Jay Inslee a n d Republican Photo by Gary DeVon R o b Bud Hover, incum- Mc Ke n n a bent candidate for are askOkanogan County ing for the C o m m i s s i o n e r state’s top Position 2, speaks at spot. Brad Owen (D) the Tonasket CCC. and Bill Finkbeiner (R) are seeking the job as Lieutenant Governor and Kim Whyman (R) and Kathleen Drew (D) want to be Secretary of State. For Treasurer, Jim McIntire (D) and Sharron Hanek (R ); for State Auditor, James Watkins (R) and Troy Kelley (D); State Attorney General, Bob Ferguson (D) and Reagan Dunn (R) and Insurance

Commissioner, Mike Kreidler (D) and John R. Adams (R). Randy I. Dorn is running unopposed for reelection to the nonpartisan office of Superintendent of Public Schools. Peter J. Goldmark, a Democrat from Okanogan County, is asking to be reelected as Commissioner of Public Lands (head of the Department of Natural Resources). He faces a challenge from Republican Clint Didlier. For those living in the Seventh District of the state, which includes most of North Okanogan County, incumbent Joel Kretz faces a challenge from fellow Republican Robert (Bob) Wilson for State Representative in Position 2. Shelly Short, the incumbent Representative in Position 1 is going unchallenged this election cycle. In the 12th District of the state, incumbent Senator Linda Parlette, a Republican will be returned to office in November. Both incumbent 12th District Representatives face challenges from fellow Republicans – Cary Condotta faces Stan Morse for

Position 1 and Mike Armstrong faces Brad Hawkins for Position 2. In addition, to Democratic incumbent U.S. President Barak Obama and Vice President Joe Biden and their challengers Republicans Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, Okanogan County voters get to decide on two other national races – the race for U.S. Senator from Washington and Representative for the Fourth Congressional District. For the Senate race, incumbent Maria Cantwell, a Democrat, faces a challenge from Michael Baumgartner, a Republican. In the House race, incumbent Doc Hastings, a Republican, is challenged by Mary Baechler, a Democrat. Okanogan County voters who used to vote in the Fifth Congressional District, a position currently held by incumbent Cathy McMorris Rodgers, where thrown back into Hasting’s Fourth District after redistricting which was based on population changes revealed in the 2010 U.S. Census.

Smoky air poses health risks DOE Press release

YAKIMA - Smoky skies continue to blanket much of Central and Eastern Washington as a number of fires burn from the Canadian border to the Columbia River border with Oregon. Smoke from the lightningsparked wildfires is gathering in the foothills and valleys of the Cascade Range around Wenatchee, Ellensburg and Yakima and the ranges around Spokane, Clarkston and elsewhere in the Columbia Basin. Over the next few days, air quality in some areas will improve during the day and degrade at night, while the reverse could be true for other areas. Smoke from wildfires in Idaho is likely to impact the far eastern part of the state as well. Though some relief is expected by late Friday, conditions conducive to further wildfire growth are possible on Saturday. Crews from the U.S. Forest Service and the Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) are battling the blazes,

‘Reinvigorating Downtown’ at next Oroville Chamber meeting OROVILLE – While normally the Oroville Chamber of Commerce meeting is held the second Thursday of the month, this

with reinforcements brought in from across the nation. Wildfires produce plenty of harmful smoke. The biggest threat to people’s health comes from the fine particles in smoke. These tiny particles can get into your eyes and lungs, where they can cause health problems such as burning eyes, runny nose and illness such as bronchitis. Fine particles also can aggravate heart and lung diseases, and even lead to death. Weather influences how severe smoke impacts may be. If the air is stagnant, the concentration of fine particles increases in the air locally. If winds are blowing, they can move smoke rapidly to areas hundreds of miles downwind from a fire. When smoke and fine particle levels are high enough, even healthy people may be affected. To protect yourself, it’s important to limit your exposure to smoke ñ especially if you are susceptible. Here are some steps you can take: The Washington State Department of Health recommends that people who are sensitive to air pollution limit the time

that they spend outdoors when smoke is in the air. Children also are more susceptible to smoke because: Their respiratory systems are still developing. They breathe more air (and air pollution) per pound of body weight than adults. They’re more likely to be active outdoors. Pay attention to air quality reports. The Washington Air Quality Advisory (WAQA) is the tool that that the Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) uses to inform people about the health effects of air pollution. WAQA includes information about ground-level ozone, fine particles and carbon monoxide. WAQA is very similar to the EPAís Air Quality Index (AQI). Both use color-coded categories to show when air quality is good, moderate or unhealthy. The difference is that WAQA shows that air quality is unhealthy when there are fewer particles in the air. Use common sense. WAQA and AQI may not have immediate information on conditions in your

month it is this Thursday, Sept. 20 at 1 p.m. at The Plaza Restaurant. The reason for the delay was because President Clyde Andrews and his wife Sandy attended a meeting in Pullman regarding reinvigorating a city’s downtown. “I will be presenting a discussion starter on reinvigorating downtown Oroville. Some of the information and inspiration for the presentation will come from the

one day conference I attended in Pullman that covered this topic,” said Andrews. “We will officially dismiss after one hour, but many of us may stick around just to throw out more ideas.” The Plaza is located at 1412 Main St. in Oroville. All members, as well as the general public, are invited to attend. The meetings will return to the second Thursday at 1 p.m. at The Plaza in October.

specific area. If it looks and smells smoky outside, it’s probably not a good time to go for a jog, mow the lawn or allow children to play outdoors. If you have asthma or other lung disease, follow your doctorís directions on taking medicines and following your asthma management plan. Call your doctor if your symptoms worsen. If you have heart or lung disease, if you are an older adult, or if you have children, talk with your doctor about whether and when you should leave the area. When smoke is heavy for a prolonged period of time, fine particles can build up indoors even though you may not see them. Turn air-conditioning units to “recycle” mode so they don’t draw in outside air. Don’t think that paper “comfort” or “dust masks” are the answer. The kinds of masks that you commonly can buy at the hardware store are designed to trap large particles, such as sawdust. But they generally will not protect your lungs from the fine particles in smoke.

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TONASKET - The City of Tonasket’s Fall clean-up for city residents and businesses will take place Saturday, Sept. 22, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Items may be dropped off at the Tonasket City Shop, 500 Railroad Avenue (by Chief Tonasket Park). All types of metal and metal appliances will be accepted. Your help with loading and unloading will be appreciated. Batteries of any kind will also be accepted. Items not accepted include wet paint, oil, tires, or hazardous materials. E-waste will be collected by Green Okanogan GO Recycle. E-waste consists of televisions,


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computer monitors, computer towers, CRTs, laptops, and ipods. They will also be collecting glass that is emptied (no lids). Cellphones, ink and toner cartridges will be collected for the school. Brush will be accepted. No sod, please. The city crew will not be picking up any items. The Okanogan Conservation District will be leading a Bonaparte Creek Clean up as part of the City wide clean up. Tools, gloves and garbage bags will be provided. Volunteers should meet at the Tonasket City Shop, 500 Railroad Ave. at 9 a.m. For elderly and disabled assistance and for information call (509) 486-2132.


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just not a chance to stay there.” “My biggest concern is the precedent,” said council member Jean Ramsey, who said the city should not accept any rent money for the use of the lot. “I agree on that precedent issue,” Olson said. “That’s why I want to call this an ‘incubation period.’ I want businesses to feel free to give it a shot.” The council approved October as Brender’s “incubation” period for Brender to try to get his business started, using the Founders Day Park parking lot, for no more than two days a week, after which he will have to find another location. The council also approved Cascade and Columbia River Railroad agreements related to the Bonaparte Creek water and sewer project, which includes $4,000 in one-time fees and a $740 annual fee; authorized the mayor to sign documents for Strider Construction to begin the Bonaparte Creek/Mill Drive project; and approved the nomination of Claire Jeffko to fill Ed Jeffko’s position on the civil service commission. They also approved the issuance of $2.35 million in water revenue bonds for the water project through Cashmere Valley Bank, as written by the city’s bond counsel and contingent on review by city attorney Mick Howe. The Tonasket City Council next meets on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. in the council chambers at city hall located at 209 S. Whitcomb.

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enhance visibility through the use of flags while in town. “What I summarize the concerns are Volume - loud; Volume - more traffic; and Volume - visibility,” Plumb said. “So we can start to formulate with council whether we choose to address this or to leave it alone and to not allow this sort of traffic in town. “We’ll have a (town hall) meeting (for further discussion and information), and I’ll let you know about when that is.” The council also heard a request from Forrest Brender, who has been running a food cart twice a week in the Lee Franks parking lot. He asked if he could utilize the lot at Founders Day Park, next to the TVBRC, for increased visibility. “I like the idea,” said council member Scott Olson, who added he was worried that allowing the use of city property for a business would amount to an endorsement of the business. “I’m concerned that you’d be competing with other food vendors.... (The city) doesn’t want to be competing with private vendors.” After discussion as to whether or not encouraging business activity in that way amounted to an endorsement of the business, the idea of a one month trial run was proposed. “I want to encourage your business,” Olson said, “but I don’t want to be giving you an advantage, either. I like the idea, though, of giving you a chance to get started,

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Okanogan Valley Life Country Celebration brings people together to support library

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Around 80 people gathered at the Oroville American Legion Post to join in the annual Country Celebration, a fundraiser for the Oroville Public Library. The celebration featured a lasagna dinner as well as silent auction. The American Legion Hall proby Julie Ashmore vided the space for the event, Friends of the Library which was also greatly appreciOROVILLE - The 2012 ated. During the event, Tory County Celebration was a real success, bringing together local Shook, Library Board memcommunity members in sup- ber, addressed the group during the Country Celebration. port of the Oroville Library. There were about 80 people She asked the question, “What in attendance, and the attend- is the point of a community ees were very generous again in library?” She then shared that 730 hours were tallied for the the silent auction. The auction items ranged student’s reading in the Summer from a weekend stay at Lake Reading Program and related Chelan to coupons for local the idea that somewhere along Alpine Beer, to Copper the line, everyone in the room Mountain and Lakecrest Wine, had learned and been encourto an overflowing box of aged to read. That started someplace: Supporters of the Oroville Public Library place bids on the many silent aucproduce and wares from the Oroville Farmer’s Market ven- in school, at a library, or in tion items donated by several local Oroville businesses. the home, and the Oroville and value learning to use the tunity to do this summer, at the dors. Oroville Community Library. Local businesses were gen- Community Library is here to library. “Just about anyone in this Those who attended the erous with their donations, sponsor, in an organized way, including donations from encouraging our local kids to room could go and research Country Celebration helped Princes, Hometown Pizza, read, according to Shook. She something online,” Shook said support these kinds of servicSonya’s, Oroville Pharmacy, also noted that the children to the audience. “But where did es. Throughout the event, people Wells Fargo, High Mountain who attended the Summer you learn how to do research?” Shook then emphasized the were entertained by the band, Farm, the Okanogan Valley Reading Program didn’t come Gazette-Tribune and others; to the library on their own; a importance of learning to find Broken Arrow, who played information and find answers some good music. the Library Board and the family member brought them. The food was fabulous. People This demonstrates that to your questions. And that’s Friends of the Library group are appreciative of this support. these families value reading, what these kids had an oppor- who didn’t come missed out on fabulous homemade lasagna, garden fresh salad with greens from SummerSong Farm and

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Rick Braman, President of the Friends of the Library, talked about the remodel of the library, and received a warm reception to the idea of remodeling the library, using the existing footprint to bring the library into the 21st Century. The group seemed positive and encouraged by this change of direction. The Oroville Library may be small, but it is empowered by the community.

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Are ATV’s on the street a good fit for Tonasket?

The Tonasket City Council has been approached asking it to consider allowing the use of ATVs on the city’s streets. Although intriguing - who wouldn’t want to hop on their four-wheeler to run to town to get their mail, rent a movie or buy a loaf of bread, the council will have to balance that with public safety and variety of other considerations. The proponents of the request cite their use in Conconully and Okanogan and say with the county commissioners help and some planning, it might be a another way to connect town with outlying communities and recreation areas like Loomis. Bringing more business to any downtown area is important for a community. More shoppers mean more dollars turning over – more profit, more jobs and more sales tax Out of revenue for the town. My Mind Opponents, or those who are just unsure at Gary A. DeVon this stage of the discussion, worry about safety -- more traffic and more noise. Even if there are criteria for riding in town, such as age limits, helmet use and vehicles having to meet certain noise restrictions, it will mean more law enforcement challenges for the Tonasket Police Force. At the Tuesday, Sept. 11 Tonasket City Council meeting, one person said the ATVs would be no less safe than motorcycles. That may be, but motorcycles riders are required to get an endorsement on their driver’s license – is the same required for ATV riders? That is something for the council to consider. And even with an endorsement, motorcyclists are hit by those in cars, trucks, etc. all too often. When on a motorcycle you have to learn to ride like you’re invisible to traffic because to “cagers” you often are – ATV riders will have to do the same. The suggestion they use a flag in town is a good one and other precautions could be worked out if the city decides to embrace the idea. I know Mayor Patrick Plumb suggested a town hall meeting to discuss the issue further. It might be good to talk with the people in Okanogan and Conconully about how it works for their towns. Conconully seems like a natural, they’re already used to snowmobiles in the winter. Okanogan seems like it might be a trickier situation. But, unlike Tonasket, neither has to deal with a state highway dividing the two halves of town. Do the positives of more business potential and a greater draw for tourists outweigh the concerns over safety and added policing? The council has a lot to consider and maybe more research to do about how this works in other rural cities. That and a town hall meeting would be good first steps. It will be interesting to see how this all plays out. On another subject: We spent last week getting the regularly scheduled, repeating meetings like Tonasket and Oroville city councils, school and hospital board meetings on the website calendar. We’d like everyone with an event to know they may place them on the calendar themselves by going to and clicking Calendar at the top of the page. Add Your Event is displayed and from there just fill in the blanks. Make sure to include contact info, date, time and location. This is a great resource for clubs with special events like fundraisers and benefits. You upload the information, we’ll get an email and if it meets our criteria -- no yard sales or for-profit business type events, we’ll approve it and it will show up on the calendar. This is especially good for repeating events like club meetings.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Not crazy for either one Dear Gary: Thank-you for giving us the “ol’ fer and agin” letters last week. You should have plenty of opportunities to do the same thing in the near future. I for one am not crazy to vote for either one of our choices for president. I will vote for one of them but the candidates are both distasteful to me. One only slightly less so. I’ve been around long enough to know that what the candidates tell us on the stump is not likely going to be what we get after the election. In reference to Mr. Brunell’s opinion about hauling coal across our state, I say, “go big railroad guys!” If the Sierra Club had their way we would all be sitting in the dark eating sticks and twigs. If China wants Montana and Wyoming coal, Washington should at least ship it. If not us, who? Why, Canada, of course. A rail line north across the border and straight west to Vancouver is a pretty simple deal. Canada already ships plenty of energy sources to the Far East. If the money is there for jobs and taxes, why not us? And there may come a time when we need control

over what is shipped to China and other countries burning our nasty coal. I’m just sayin’, Gai Wisdom Oroville

A breach in wisdom Dear Gary, There is a breach in the wisdom that has held humanity together

for the last one thousand years or so. We must choose whether or not to follow the Path to Wisdom until a brightly shining door becomes visible, or shall we follow an easier path that in all probability leads to a dead end? To follow the right path we must discard the psychological eye glasses that we wear which guides us to living life with tunnel vision. When the right door is opened

we will see and feel an energetic enlightenment that has never been present in our lives before. We must hold that door open with all the strength and intelligence we can bring to bear so that those from future generations who follow us will be able to see the Path to Wisdom, and whose presence will enthusiastically welcome a new beginning for themselves and humanity. Ray Gattavara Sumner, Wash.

End the debate on supermajority requirement for state taxes In November the people of Washington will vote on Initiative 1185. The measure would reaffirm the nearly 20-year old state law requiring that tax increases pass with a two-thirds vote in the Legislature or receive v o t e r approval. If voting on this requirefeels Opinion by ment like déjà Jason Mercier vu all over again that’s because it is. Voters in Washington have enacted or confirmed the twothirds vote requirement four times, in 1993, 1998, 2007 and 2010. Requiring a supermajority vote in the legislature to increase taxes is not unique to our state. Eighteen states (counting Washington) have some form of supermajority vote requirement for tax increases, includ-

ing Oregon and California. Of the states with supermajority tax limitations, however, only the requirements in Washington and Wisconsin were enacted as ordinary law. The requirements in all other the states are part of the state constitution. Initiative 1185 allows voters to clearly frame the state’s budget debate. Washington budget writers face a projected $1 billion budget shortfall for the 2013-15 biennium, despite projected revenue growth of $1.5 billion. Without a two-thirds vote restriction, the legislature is likely to consider passing substantial tax increases. If voters pass Initiative 1185, however, lawmakers will shift away from trying to raise taxes and focus on fundamental budget reform and restructuring state spending. Aside from the budget impact, if the two thirds vote requirement is adopted for the fifth time, constitutional reform is still needed. The voters have voiced their support for a twothirds vote restriction on four separate occasions, only to have

the legislature routinely suspend these requirements. Some will say this recommendation is tied to the recent Court challenge to the law. Undeterred by four straight losses at the ballot box, opponents of the supermajority vote requirement for tax increases are once again trying to have the voter-approved requirement declared unconstitutional. The State Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral argument on September 25 challenging the law. A ruling is expected to be issued sometime before the 2013 Legislative Session. Washington Policy Center has long recommended letting the people vote on whether to make the two-thirds requirement part of the constitution. Should the Court (as it has done the three previous times) reject the challenge to the nearly 20-year old statutory requirement enacted by the people and legislature on multiple occasions, this question should still be referred to the voters one last time. This would let us get off this seemingly endless merry-go-round of

passing the same law over and over again, so we can get some certainty on this policy. A constitutional amendment would provide the public and businesses with predictability about whether this tax protection will exist from year to year and whether or not the fourtime (pending fifth) approval of the voters for this policy was a fluke or actually reflects their consistent and ongoing desire for lawmakers to build a strong public consensus on the need for any proposed tax increase. With voters and lawmakers repeatedly enacting the supermajority vote for taxes requirement over the past 20 years, what could be more representative of the public will than allowing a vote of the people on a constitutional amendment to help end this debate once and for all? Jason Mercier is the government reform director at Washington Policy Center, a non-partisan independent policy research organization in Washington state. For more information, visit

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Okanogan valley LIfe Benefit dinner and EAGLEDOM Pancake Feed to be auction to be held AT WORK for Gordie and Cockle on held Sept. 30 in Molson Andrea Friday, Sept. 21 By Marianne Knight

At the Sept. 6 meeting of the Molson Grange Auxiliary the following ladies chose these dates for the Snow Shovel contest: Vivian 10/29, Marianne 11/24, Linda 11/4, Penny 11/7, Willie 11/12, Mary Louise 11/10, Barbara 10/30. The one who picks the date closest to the first snowfall that lasts over night wins the shovel. Good luck ladies! The plans have been made to have a Pancake Feed on Sept. 30. from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Penny and Linda took inventory and found they only needed four boxes of Apples to complete the supplies. Bring your family and friends for a great breakfast only $8. On Monday, Oct. 1 there will be BINGO at the Grange Hall from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The cost is $10 for the buy-in with a chance to purchase additional cards. The pay back is a 50/50 split. We had

12 players at our last evening of Bingo. Please bring a snack/finger food to share with the other players. The Highland Stitchers of Molson are busy making Fire Quilts (11) for the families in the Cle Elum area that were burned out during the fires. Thank you ladies. Oct. 4, 2012 will be the date of the next meeting of the Auxiliary at the Grange Hall at 12 p.m. and will be a potluck. Bring a friend, all are welcome. The Monday night you all have been waiting for is coming right up. That’s right, Pinochle starts on Oct. 8, 2012. Vivian Emry will be celebrating her 90th Birthday on Oct. 14, 2012. Her three daughters, three grandchildren and five great grandchildren are planning to take her for a seafood dinner. Happy Birthday. The Farmer’s Market at Fiona is continuing at least through

September. They have had basil, cucumbers, apples, peppers. tomatoes, herbs and flowers - unusual colored day lilies, hardy daffodil bulbs, and other perennial garden plants. Thanks to Judy Howlett for coming every week with her wonderful Highland grown produce! There will be a jam session, for all acoustic musicians on Sept. 23 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Bring your instruments and voice for some old-time fun. Ron and Judy Hyde will headline the session. On Saturday, Oct. 6 at 6 p.m. there will be an open house Art Show for Rusela Haydon, local Chesaw Artist, who along with other works of art, creates beautiful landscapes of our amazing Highland area. This will be a retrospective of her past works as well as new art, and a good chance to see the variety of her work. and to meet the artist. There will be music and refreshments. Until next week.

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Last Sunday several members traveled to the District 10 meeting in Bridgeport. There was a guest speaker from the American Childhood Cancer of the Inland Northwest (ACCOIN). The District Aeries and Auxiliaries have adopted this Organization for their charity during the 2012-2013 Fraternal year. This is a very worthy charity that helps kids with cancer from the Inland Northwest and their families. Brother Bill Hill from Bridgeport made a great dinner

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These last few days of summer are indeed “short and sweet”, a magical time we long to capture and savor. How best to do this brings us to the philosophical question of the week; “to can or not to can?” At Tonasket Farmers’ Market you have plenty of choices. Onestop shopping provides the freshest produce for home canning and freezing, and there are jars of already preserved goodies to pop into your market basket and fill your home pantry. You don’t even have to travel the whole length of the market, as two side-by-side booths can provide everything you

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Musical Comedy Thursdays OROVILLE - Sept. 20 performance at Esther Bricques Winery tasting room will feature Steve Kinzie and Steve Sher playing a soulful blend of mostly original music, jazz, blues, and a touch of rackabilly. 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.

Okanogan Conservation District on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the annual Bonaparte Creek Clean-up event in Tonasket. Individuals and groups are welcome. Volunteers should meet between 6th Street West and Western Ave., in downtown Tonasket. Look for the blue and white signs. The Conservation District will provide gloves, tools, snacks and water. Volunteers should wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes. For more information call (509) 422-0855 ext. 100.

Playing for Change TONASKET – Tonasket Natural Foods and the Community Cultural Center present “Playing for Change Day”, Saturday, Sept. 22 at 5:30 p.m. A Thai food dinner will be served and a raffle will be held. Come and watch the Playing for Change DVD. For more information call (509) 4864188.

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TONASKET – This premier showing of the film “5 Broken Cameras” will be the main attraction of the 3rd Annual International Peace Day program in Tonasket on Friday, Sept. 21 beginning with dinner at 5:30 p.m. at the Community Cultural Center. Veterans for Peace and Columbiana are sponsoring this event.

OROVILLE – Cub Scout Pack 23 invites all boys who are in the first through fifth grades to attend the fall recruiting event, Sunday, Sept. 23 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Oroville Elementary cafeteria. Scouts and their families participate in weekly meetings and outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, camping and more. The focus of these activities is on character development through fun. For more information call Dean Scott at (509) 5604295 or email

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BENEFIT DINNER & AUCTION OROVILLE – A benefit spaghetti feed and dessert auction for Andrea and Gordie Cockle will be held Friday, Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. at the Oroville Eagles, 1319 Golden Street. Proceeds will help defer medical costs. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. with the auction beginning at 7:30 p.m. Donations are welcome. For more information contact Rob Monroe at (509) 560-0468 or Rick Kelly at (509) 560-0510. This event is sponsored by Oroville Masonic Lodge. holding its annual public meeting regarding the regulation of Osoyoos Lake water levels and the related operation of Zosel Dam by the State of Washington under the International Join Commission’s 1982 and 1985 Orders of Approval. This meeting will be held Monday, Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Oroville Depot, 1210 Ironwood St., Oroville. For more information contact Sue Kahle at (253) 552-1616 or visit

Three Cheese Chili Rellenos OROVILLE - There are many recipes for Chili Rellenos, and this one is special. They take a bit of time to make, but they’re worth the effort. In this class you will use three distinctive cheeses for your rellenos. They are made with all fresh ingredients and topped with ranchero sauce. This is a one-session class on Monday, Sept. 24, at the high school. Call Ellen at 476-2011 or go online to to register.

OCCAC Board Meeting OKANOGAN – The Okanogan County Community Action Council Board of Directors will hold their regular board meeting Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 5:15 p.m. at Community Action, 424 S. 2nd., Okanogan. The public is invited and encouraged to

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Friday, Sept. 21: Football vs. Kittitas 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22: Cross Country @ Runner’s Soul Eric Anderson Invitational 12:30 p.m.; Sadie Hawkins Dance 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24: School Board Meeting 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25: Girls Soccer vs. Entiat 5 p.m.; Volleyball @ Manson 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26: JH Volleyball vs. Omak 5 p.m.; Community Volleyball 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27: Girls Soccer @ Bridgeport 4 p.m.; JH Football @ GCD; JH Volleyball @ Brewster 6 p.m.

Tonasket School News Friday, Sept. 21: HS Football w/Okanogan 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22: HS Cross Country @ Plant’s Ferry 11 a.m.; HS Volleyball @ Cascade 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24: JV Football @ Okanogan 5:30 p.m.; JH Volleyball w/Bridgeport 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25: HS Cross Country @ Chelan 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26: Early Release Thursday, Sept. 27: Elementary Student Picture Day; HS Volleyball @ Chelan 5 p.m.; JH Volleyball w/Liberty Bell 5 p.m.; JH Football @ Bridgeport 5:30 p.m.

Oroville/Tonasket School Menus Friday, Sept. 21: BBQ Pork Rib on a Whole Grain Bun, Seasoned Peas, Fruit and Veggie Bar. Monday, Sept. 24: Whole Grain Bean Burrito, Seasoned Corn, Fruit and Veggie Bar. Tuesday, Sept. 25: Breaded Chicken Nuggets, Brown Rice, Seasoned Green Beans, Fruit and Veggie Bar. Wednesday, Sept. 26: Tony’s Cheese Pizza on Whole Wheat, Seasoned Broccoli, Fruit and Veggie Bar. Thursday, Sept. 27: Beef and Bean Chili, Corn Bread, Sweet Potato Fries, Fruit and Veggie Bar.

Many individuals have misunderstandings about how Radar units work, how the officers use them and under what circumstances they are and can be used. Here are some common misunderstandings and myths about Radar for traffic/speed control. MYTH: “The Radar must have my speed locked in to make it a legal stop.” Normally we try to lock the speed in yet it’s not always possible to get it at that exact moment. We certify and declare the speed we saw your vehicle driving was true and accurate. We sign to this effect and put our training and experience on the line for it. MYTH: “Certain colors of vehicles get more tickets, or are stopped more.” Well I can’t speak for other towns, cities or highways, yet this is not a fact in Tonasket! The Radar tracks by speed, regardless of color, year, make, size, etc. M I S U N D E R S TA N D I N G : “Why did the officer stop me out of a group of other cars?” There are certain criteria that an officer uses when determining which vehicle is actually giving the speed shown on the Radar. It’s too involved to go into here but suffice it to say it’s possible to pick a car out of a group, it’s just difficult. The more experienced and better trained the officer is, the easier it becomes. All the officers in Tonasket

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TONASKET – The Tonasket Library has an upcoming preschool story time: Thursday, Sept. 27 at 11 a.m. in the library. The featured story is “Apples!”. For more information call the library at (509) 486-2366.

OCSRA Meeting OMAK – Okanogan County School Retirees’ Association meets 11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 28 for a no-host luncheon at Magoo’s Restaurant, 25 N. Main St., Omak. Guest speaker, Charlotte Kohnhorst, Leavenworth, will discuss her life’s story. For more information call (509) 422-3393.

Nursing Assistant Training Class TONASKET – Is your goal a desire to change or prepare for a new career? Now is your opportunity, apply today for the Nursing Assistant Training Class offered by North Valley Hospital – Extended Care; scheduled to begin Oct. 2012 and and completing in November, leading to employment opportunities in the Extended Care. Pick up an application at North Valley Hospital’s Human Resource Office and return it by Sept. 28. For more information about this

and Okanogan County are highly trained, have on-going training and have their Radar units checked at consistent intervals. All the units are calibrated at least twice per day, everyday an officer is on duty. M I S U N D E R S TA N D I N G : “How far over the speed limit can I go before being stopped?” This depends on a multitude of factors. Typically it’s anything six miles per hour (mph) and over the speed limit is going to get you stopped. On the side streets of Tonasket there are so many people, kids and animals that going anything over the limit of 25 mph is unreasonable and unsafe. There are also streets in Tonasket that are only 15 mph and one (7th St.) that is 20 mph. The school zones are a hot spot as there is no way a person can stop a vehicle going over the limit of 20 mph if a child runs out in front of it. Through town the limit is 25 mph and especially with semi trucks, or trucks pulling trailers (horse or boat) it’s very difficult if even possible to stop at the crosswalks going anywhere over the limit of 25 mph. Another factor is the weather and whether there are any events

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Benefit Auction TONASKET – Tonasket Natural Foods Co-op is having a Benefit Auction to purchase a heating and cooling system on Saturday, Sept. 29. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner served at 6 p.m., Silent Auction until 7:30 p.m., Live Auction at 7:30 p.m. For more information call (509) 486-4188.


Booster Club Auction OROVILLE – The Oroville Booster Club will hold their annual auction at the American Legion on Saturday, Oct. 6. The silent auction begins at 5 p.m. and the live auction begins at 6:30 p.m. The Oroville Booster Club was organized in 1984 for the purpose of providing funds and other resources to community youth activities and programs with very limited budgets. All proceeds from this auction will be used to continue that purpose.

Okanogan County HFH Worship Annual Apple Pie Service Fundraiser OMAK – The annual HFH Interdenominational Worship Service will be held Sunday, Sept. 30 at 3 p.m. at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, 639 E. Ridge Dr. in Omak. Guest speaker is the dynamic Maureen Foley Bensen. Music will be provided by members of area churches. An offering will be taken for Habitat for Humanity. It is the local HFH event to celebrate World Habitat day on Oct. 1. For more information call Arlene Johnson at (509) 223-3147.

OROVILLE – The Fifth Annual Apple Pie Fundraiser at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church is under way. Order your freshly made apple pies by Oct. 10. Pies will be ready to pick up on Monday, Oct. 15. Part of the proceeds will be donated back to the community. Order as many as you like, they freeze well and you bake them when you’re ready. To place your order call (509) 476-3819.

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MOLSON – Molson Grange is having Bingo night on Monday, Oct. 1. Come and enjoy the fun. Bring finger food to share with everyone. The proceeds go to help the Grange with operating expenses.

Library Book Sale OROVILLE – The Oroville Public Library’s fall book sale will be Friday, Oct. 5 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come support your library and find your winter

OROVILLE – Music Ministry Entrepreneur Explosion Conference will be in Oroville on Oct. 26 and 27. A Friday and all day Saturday conference igniting Christian artists to take their music and message beyond Sundays. For more information visit or email

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going on in and around town. If you are stopped and are unsure why, please feel free to ask the officer, politely, what the circumstances were surrounding that decision. If you were going 35 mph in a 25 mph speed zone you may not have to ask why. MYTH: “Radar detectors prevent tickets.” Definitely untrue. Driving the speed limit will prevent you from getting a ticket. Radar units in

police cars have defeated every brand and sort of Radar detector out there on the market. The Radar units in the police cars have a hold, or “instant” feature which allows the officer to determine when to release the beam. This keeps a radar detector from picking up the police Radar until it’s too late, as when the beam is released the speed is instantly clocked even as your radar detector tracks it.

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Tonasket residents can drop off information for the Gazette-Tribune at Highlandia Jewelry on 312 S. Whitcomb PUBLISHER’S NOTICE All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination�. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate that is in violation of the law. To complain of discrimination call HUD at 1-800-6699777. The number for hearing impaired is 1-800-9279275

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2 bedroom apartment for rent in Oroville. 1 3/4 baths, new paint, new carpet/ flooring. Prefer good references. $550/ month + deposit. Available Oct. 1. 360-2553938

DID YOU FIND AN ITEM AND WANT TO FIND THE OWNER? Found items can be placed in the newspaper for one week for FREE. Limit 15 words, or prepay for words over the 15 word limit. Call 509-476-3602 before noon on Tuesdays.


High Country Real Estate Beautiful Log Cabin on 10+ acres. Electric well and septic, guest home and workshop, beautiful landscaping, close to many lakes, great hunting, fishing, skiing and Oroville: 3 bedroom, 2 bath snowmobiling. $160,000 house $750/ month. Call 509MLS# 373836. 509-485-2255 322-0347 or 509-476-2234.

High Country Real Estate Tonasket - 1 bedroom house Very private, 3 bedroom, 2 close to town, quiet. $495/ bath home with 54x40 heated month 509-486-1682 shop on 36+ acres. Beautifully landscaped, amazing views on the Cascades. Must Hillside Apartments see to appreciate. $289,000. Apartment Available Soon! Seller finance OAC. MLS# Basic Rent $530 + Deposit 361979. Call 509-486-2255 – Income eligible –

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Lakefront home 3 bedroom 2 bath, garage $995; Carriage apartment on lake furnished 2 bedroom 1 bath $825; 2 bedroom home w/basement in town $650; 2 bedroom apartment $565; 1 bedroom apartments starting at $450. Call Sun Lakes Realty 509476-2121

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Ted Thorndike is turning 85 years young. Please join Ted at an open house, hosted by his family, which will be held at the Oroville United Methodist Church (908 Fir St.) on Sept. 22, 2012 from 2 p.m.- 4 p.m. Come visit, share stories and have a good time.

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27. Affairs 30. Sundae topper, perhaps

11. Tree whose sap is made into syrup

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32. Open, as a bottle

13. Student who studies obsessively (pl.)

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If you work part-time I will “Nanny� for you in your home. Must be interested in healthy boundaries and discipline. Have references. Leave message at 509-4762636. Our beloved Office Manager is leaving and we are looking for a special person to replace her. Applicant must be proficient with bookkeeping and general office procedures including possessing solid computer skills. Best candidate will have good knowledge of our community and its people as well as possessing strong people skills. Call Glenna at Sun Lakes Realty (509) 476-2121 for an application. WANTED: Private Investigator for work in Tonasket/ Oroville area. Contact at

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42. Highly cultured or intellectual 45. Harvest goddess

63. Seedless citrus fruit with depression at apex

48. Is repentant

66. Ashes holder

50. A U. N. agency concerned with flight (acronym)

67. Mournful poem

52. Small, sealed glass vial

68. In base 8

53. Bond player

69. Chair part

54. Machine used to cover a road with asphalt

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17. Impulse to steal

4. School month (abbrev., pl.)

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ADOPT: California TV and Advertising Executives yearn for 1st bay to Love & Cherish. Expenses paid. 1800-989-8921 EDUCATION/CAREER TRAINING ATTEND COLLEGE online from home. *Medical *Business *Criminal Justice. *Hospitality. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 866-483-4429. MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION rated #2 for at-home jobs. Enroll today -learn from home or onsite. Classes starting at only $95 a month. 1-800466-1535. EVENTS-FESTIVALS

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ANNOUNCE your festival for only pennies. Four weeks to 2.7 million readers statewide for about $1,200. Call this newspaper or 1 (206) 6343838 for more details. FINANCIAL LOCAL PRIVATE INVESTOR loans money on real estate equity. I loan on houses, raw land, commercial property and property development. Call Eric at (800) 563-3005. HELP WANTED

FREE: Parakeet with cage and accessories. Call 509476-3944

Home furnishings Rebate Sale on all Pacific Energy Pellet & Wood burning stoves, fireplace inserts and fireplaces. See at now through Sept. 29. Alju Stove & Fireplace, Omak 509-826-2736

Feed Hay & Grain Alfalfa/ Grass Hay $140/ ton. 509-476-2313.

NEED EXPERIENCED Assistant Manager for food processing facility, responsible for crew, maintenance and operating machinery, production flow, sanitation, quality of production. Contact: Whitehall, Montana. HELP WANTED -- DRIVERS GET ON the road fast! Immediate Openings. Top Pay, Full Benefits. CDL-A, Hazmat, Doubles Required. Haney Truck Line, call now 1-888414-4667 or DRIVER --Full or Part-time.. $0.01 increase per mile after 6 months. Choose your hometime: Weekly 7/ON/7OFF, 14/ON/7/OFF. Requires 3 months recent experience. 800414-9569 LEGAL SERVICES DIVORCE $135. $165 with children. No court appearances. Complete preparation. Includes custody, support, property division and bills. BBB member. (503) 772-5295.

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TONASKET RODEO GROUNDS: Tonasket, WA 1/2 Mi. S. of Town

Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 10 a.m. Look for Handbills for Full Listing. We can Fax or E-Mail. Sale includes following items, PLUS MUCH MORE:

n Case 350 Track Loader Dozer, 4 in 1 Bucket n Case 1737 SkidSteer Loader w/Backhoe Attachment n Massey 135 Tractor w/Loader n 26-ft Cobra Travel Trailer n 1948 White 6-yd Dump Truck n 2000 Volkswagen car (needs motor) n 1983 Ranger pickup n 2 Polaris 4-wheelers n Fert Spreader for 4-wheeler n 4-ft Grass Mower n 8-ft 3-pt Back Blade n Lots of Shop & Hand Tools n Like New equipment from Machine Fabrication Business n 21 GUNS, including: 16 Winchester Ries, some Very Rare & Collectible n 4 Hand Guns, Excellent n Collectibles & Household n MUCH MORE!


Public Notices CITY OF TONASKET, WASHINGTON ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS WHITCOMB AVE. (US97) PEDESTRIAN CROSSING PROJECT Sealed bids will be received by the City of Tonasket, Washington, at City Hall located at 209 S. Whitcomb Ave., Tonasket, WA 98855 until 11:00:59 a.m. on Thursday October 4, 2012, and will then and there be opened and publicly read aloud. The improvements for which bids will be received are generally described below: •Installation of an owner furnished Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) pedestrian activated solar powered crossing system •Removal of sidewalk and curb and gutter •Installation of sidewalk and curb and gutter •Installation of ADA curb ramps •Removal and replacement of asphalt •Crosswalk striping Plans and specifications may be viewed at the following locations: 1. City Hall, City of Tonasket, 209 S. Whitcomb Ave., Tonasket, WA 98855 2. Varela & Associates, Inc., 601 W. Mallon Ave., Spokane, WA 99201 (509) 328-6066 3. Various Plan Centers – call Varela & Associates or go to for a list. All bid proposals shall be accompanied by a bid proposal deposit in cash, certified check, cashier’s check, or surety bond in the amount equal to five percent (5%) of the amount of such bid proposal. Should the successful bidder fail to enter into such contract and furnish satisfactory performance bond within the time stated in the specifications, the bid proposal deposit shall be forfeited to the City of Tonasket. Contract documents may be obtained from Varela and Associates, Inc., located at 601 W. Mallon, Suite A, Spokane, Washington 99201 upon payment of $20.00. Contract documents are on file for inspection at the Tonasket City Hall. For additional information regarding this project, contact Daniel Cowger, P.E. at Varela & Associates, Inc., by phone at (509) 3286066, or email at The project is being funded by a federal grant administered by the Washington State Department of Transportation, Federal Aid No.: STPE-0097(156). The City of Tonasket in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.C. 2000d to 2000d-4 and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Department of Transportation, subtitle A, Office of the Secretary, Part 21, nondiscrimination in federally assisted programs of the Department of Transportation issued pursuant to such Act, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color or national origin in consideration for an award. The City of Tonasket is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women and minority-owned businesses to submit bids. The City of Tonasket has the right to reject any or all bids. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on Sept. 20 and 27, 2012.#423514 IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR KING COUNTY PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS NO. 12-4-05000-4 SEA In re the Estate of: CHARLES CHANNING, Deceased. The personal representative named below has been appointed as personal representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the personal representative or the personal representative’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) 30 days after the personal representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(1) (c) or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and non probate assets. Date of First Publication: Sept. 20, 2012 Personal Representative: CRAIG CHANNING Attorney for the Personal Representative: Carolann O’Brien Storli Address for Mailing or Service: STORLI LAW, PLLC 1420 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3000 Seattle, WA 98101 (206) 892-2139 Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on Sept. 20 and 27 and Oct. 4, 2012.#423500


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Notice of Public Hearing NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Board of Okanogan County Rural Fire District 1 Fire Commissioners that a Public Hearing is set for 6 p.m. Sept. 11, 2012, for 2 parcels (Parcel #4027203004 and Parcel #4027191006) to be annexed into the Fire District. The 2 Parcels are located in the area of 35 LoomisOroville Rd. The District received an Annexation by Petition Method pursuant to 52.04.041. The hearing will be held at the Oroville Fire Hall located at 1300 Ironwood St., Oroville, Washington. Persons wishing to comment may attend the hearing or submit their comments in writing to the Rural Fire District 1, PO Box 2104, Oroville, WA 98844. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on Sept. 6, 2012.

fore the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the co-personal representatives or the co-personal representatives’ attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the co-personal representatives served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(1)(c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. DATE OF FILING COPY OF NOTICE TO CREDITORS with Clerk of Court: September 10, 2012. DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION: September 20, 2012 /s/: Robert K. Johnson, Co-Personal Representative /s/: Laurie Morgan, Co-Personal Representative /s/: Anthony Castelda, WSBA #28937 Attorney for Johnson Estate PO Box 1307 Tonasket, WA 98855 (509) 486-1175 Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on Sept. 20 and 27 and Oct. 4, 2012.#423530

JERRY J. ANDERSON and YVONNE A. ANDERSON, husband and wife, and the marital community; thereof; WENDY JO ANDERSON, Trustee of the Anderson Personal Residence Trust, UTD May 18, 2009; JOHN DOE and JANE DAY IX, and any and all other persons appearing on title, Defendants. The State of Washington to the said Wendy Jo Anderson, Trustee of the Anderson Personal Residence Trust6, UTD May 18, 2009 and JOHN DOE and JANE DOE 1-X, their heirs and assigns, and any and all other persons appearing on title or claiming any right, title or interest herein, in the property of the Plaintiffs. You, and each of you, are hereby summoned to appear within sixty (60) days after the date of first publication of this summons, to wit, within sixty (60) days after September 6, 2012, and defend the above entitled action in the above entitled court and answer the complaint of the plaintiffs and serve a copy of your answer upon the undersigned attorney for the plaintiff, at his office below stated; and, in case of your failure so to do, judgment will be rendered against you according to the demands of the complaint in this action which has been filed with the clerk of said court. The object of this action is to quiet title in Plaintiffs to real estate in Okanogan County, Washington, described as: Okanogan County Parcel: Unknown A tract of land located in the Southwest quarter of the southeast quarter of Section 16, Township 37 North, Range 27 E.W.M., described as follows: Beginning at a point on the line, if extended, southerly between Lots 3 and 4, Block 13, Riverview Addition to Tonasket in a straight line a distance of 216.4 feet from the Southeast of said Lot 3, Block 13; thence North 60 degrees 39’ West a distance of 327 feet; thence North 29 degrees 21’ East a distance of 12 feet; thence South 60 degrees 39’

East a distance of 327 feet; thence south 29 degrees 21’ West a distance of 12 feet to the point of beginning. Dated this 21st day of August, 2012 /s/: Anthony Castelda Roger A. Castelda, WSBA# 5571 Anthony Castelda WSBA# 28937 Attorney for Plaintiff PO Box 1307 Tonasket, WA 98855 Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on Sept. 6, 13, 20 and 27 and Oct. 4 and 11, 2012.#419537 Summary of Ordinance #715 An ordinance of the City of Tonasket, Washington, relating to the water system of the City; specifying, adopting and ordering the carrying out of a system or plan of additions to and betterments and extensions of that water system; declaring the estimated cost thereof as nearly as may be; authorizing the issuance of a bond anticipation note (non-revolving line of credit) in the maximum principal amount of $2,350,000 pending the issuance of a water revenue bond authorized herein; creating and adopting certain funds and accounts; specifying the terms and covenants of such note; providing for delivery thereof to Cashmere Valley Bank of Cashmere, Washington; and providing for other matters properly relating thereto. For a complete copy of this ordinance contact city hall, 509-4862132, Tonasket, WA. 98855. Alice J. Attwood, Clerk-Treasurer Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on Sept. 20, 2012.#423505 Notice of Determination of Nonsignificance under SEPA Crematory Official Date of Notice: September 20, 2012 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Bergh Funeral Services of Oroville, Washington has requested a pre-application threshold determination in accordance with WAC 197-11-055(4)(a) and will apply for

routine building and construction permits with the City of Tonasket and a Notice of Construction (NOC) Air Quality Permit with the Washington Department of Ecology. Project Description: Convert an existing 24’x 66’ storage building into a crematory operation and related office on the lease space of the cemetery. Project Location: Shop Lease Space, Gerhard Memorial Cemetery, 702 Hwy 7, Tonasket, Washington. Also known as Lot 1 of Connie Verbeck Short Plat Alteration of Lot 2 of John Verbeck Short Plat, Okanogan County. The City of Tonasket Building & Permits Department who is the lead agency for this proposal, has determined that it does not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment. An environmental impact statement (EIS) is not required under RCW 43.21C.030(2)(c). This decision was made after review of a completed environmental checklist and other information on file with the lead agency. This information is available to the public on request. This DNS is issued under 197-11-340(2); the lead agency will not act on this proposal until after October 4, 2012. The complete application, related drawings and documentation is available for inspection and/or copies may be obtained by purchase or electronically by request at the City of Tonasket Clerk’s Office during normal business hours. Any person desiring to express their views on this proposal or attain party of record status and be notified of any subsequent record decisions on this application must notify in writing Christian Johnson, Permit Administrator, Box 487, Tonasket WA 98855 or Written comments on the proposal must be filed no later than 3:00 p.m. October 4, 2012. Issued this date: September 12, 2012 Christian D. Johnson, Permit Administrator Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on Sept. 20, 2012.#423511

SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR SPOKANE COUNTY PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS NO. 12-4-01043-1 In the Matter of the Estate of: CHARLOTTE L. DILLON, Deceased. The Personal Representative, STACI M. BROWN has been appointed as Personal Representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing either to the Personal Representative or the Personal Representative’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court. The claim must be presented within the later of (1) Thirty days after the Personal Representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(3); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided within RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE: September 13, 2012 Send Claims To: Moulton Law Offices, P.S. Attn: Matthew M. Luedke 1220 N. Mullan Road Spokane, WA 99206 Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on Sept. 13, 20 and 27, 2012.#421602

Summary of Ordinance #714 An Ordinance of the City of Tonasket, Washington, amending the 2012 Budget Ordinance #702 and amendment Ordinance #707. A complete copy of this ordinance is available at City Hall, 209 S. Whitcomb Ave., Tonasket, WA. 98855 Alice Attwood, City Clerk-Treasurer Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on Sept. 20, 2012.#423696

IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR OKANOGAN COUNTY NOTICE TO CREDITORS NO. 12-4-00048-3 In re the Estate of: KARL EUGENE JOHNSON and EDNA MAE JOHNSON, husband and wife, Deceased. The co-personal representatives named below have been appointed as co-personal representatives of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, be-


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Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune | september 20, 2012

sports Gorillas wear down Oroville in second half By Brent Baker

OROVILLE - Oroville’s football team scored first and last against visiting Davenport on Friday, Sept. 15. But what happened in the middle turned out to be the deciding factor as the Gorillas’ pulled away to a 41-14 victory in the Hornets’ final non-conference game before Central Washington 2B League play begins this week. The Gorillas didn’t take their first lead until one minute remaining in the first half, and the Hornets trailed 20-7 heading to the fourth quarter. But Davenport’s tightly-packed double-wing offense finally wore down the Hornets, who had trouble getting off the field quickly against the Gorilla’s methodical approach all game. Davenport, which had been getting about four to five yards per play through much of the game, broke off several big runs against the tired Oroville defense in the fourth quarter. The Hornets, who through the first two games had struggled offensively, looked to have things clicking as sophomore Dustin Nigg ran for 49 yards in the first half, using his speed to bounce outside for yardage. That helped keep the pressure off quarterback Luke Kindred, who completed his first two passes, and gave Tanner Smith room to run as his 19-yard jaunt set up the Hornets’ first score early in the second quarter. Logan Mills’ 1-yard plunge finished off a 49-yard drive, and Nigg’s PAT gave the Hornets a 7-0 lead. Derik Oliver scored the first of his four touchdowns with five minutes left in the half. The Hornet’s next possession started well enough as Kindred broke

Brent Baker / staff photos

Above, Oroville’s Angel Camacho (32) and Boone McKinney (52) gang up on Davenport’s Warrin Johnson, but it wasn’t enough for the Hornets as they fell to the Gorillas 41-14. Top right, Dustin Nigg’s playmaking ability was missed by Oroville in the second half after he was sidelined by an arm injury. off a 20-yard run, but ended badly with a partially blocked punt setting up the Gorillas’ go-ahead score. It went from bad to worse as Nigg was injured early in the second half and returned only to kick the Hornets’ extra point in the final minutes of the fourth

Tigers smoke out Brewster Bears Tonasket picks off six passes to overcome seven fumbles of its own By Brent Baker

TONASKET - Tonasket struggled to hold onto the ball on Friday during its Caribou Trail League opener with Brewster, but managed to overcome seven fumbles in defeating the Bears 40-14 on the Tigers’ home field. With smoke filling the Okanogan River valley from fires in the Wenatchee area, the Tigers fumbled the ball away seven times but made up for it by picking off Brewster quarterback Parker Landeck six times and recovering a pair of Brewster fumbles. “Our defense rescued us all night from our ball-handling troubles,” said Tonasket coach Jay Hawkins. “Our defense did a nice job of executing the game plan.” Austin Booker had three interceptions, with Collin Aitcheson, Dalton Wahl and Ian Young each picking off a pass. Booker returned one of his 33 yards for a touchdown to end Brewster’s first possession of the second half and give the Tigers a 21-7 lead. “Booker’s pick-six really provided us with great momentum,” Hawkins said. “We never looked back.” Landeck threw the ball 56 times, completing 21 for 234 yards, but never found

quarter. The Hornets were outgained 308-170 for the game, but actually held the advantage in yards gained at the half, 118-113. Nigg finished as the team’s leading rusher with 46 yards on eight carries. Kindred, who was sacked four times in

the second half and running for his life on most every pass play, finished 6-of-17 for 46 yards and one interception, with Smith catching four balls for 41 yards. Oliver ran for 159 yards on 18 carries while Wyatt Evers added 96 yards on four carries. The two combined for 168

yards on 10 carries in the second half, including three touchdown runs of 30 yards or more. Smith’s 74-yard punt return for a touchdown provided the Hornets’ second score with three minutes remaining. Defensively, Angel Camacho was in on 10 tackles, Smith was in on eight, Mills was in on six, Jake Scott had six tackles and a sack, and Boone McKinney recovered a fumble. The Hornets (1-2) open CWL play Friday, Sept. 21, at home against Kittitas (0-2). Despite their record, the Hornets should be contenders for a playoff spot as they are one of just two of the seven CWL teams to have won a non-league game in the season’s first three weeks. White Swan (2-1) is the other; the CWL as a league is just 3-16 against out-ofconference opponents.

the end zone. Despite turning the ball over seven times themselves, the Tigers racked up 237 yards on the ground led by Michael Orozco with 119 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries. Tonasket opened the scoring in the first quarter on a 17-yard pass from Trevor Terris to Derek Sund. Orozco’s 48-yard touchdown run early in the second gave the Tigers a two touchdown lead. Brewster scored its only offensive touchdown of the night on a 1-yard Tyce Windle run. The Tigers led 14-7 at the half, but broke it open in the third quarter on Booker’s interception, a 32-yard Orozco run and a 2-yard run by Booker. Cade Smith returned a fumble 70 yards for Brewster’s second score in the fourth quarter, but Jeff Stedtfeld got those points back with a 16-yard run to complete the scoring. Terris had 65 yards through the air on 4-of-9 passing with no interceptions. Despite the turnovers, the Tigers improved significantly over the previous two weeks by reducing their penalties to just three for 15 yards. “I was proud of how the kids fought through the adversity in the first half,” said Hawkins. The Tigers (3-0, 1-0 CTL) see the level of difficulty go up significantly this Friday when they host Okanogan (2-1, 1-0), which opened CTL play with a 21-6 victory over Chelan. The Bulldogs’ one loss came by one point in overtime to defending state champion Connell.

Above, Tonasket coach Jay Hawkins congratulates Austin Booker after one of Booker’s three interceptions during the Tigers’ 40-14 victory over Brewster. Left, Tiger ballcarrier Michael Orozco meets a Brewster defender.

Photos by Teresa Hawkins

STATS ‘N’ SCHEDULES Standings Football Caribou Trail League

League Overall Cashmere 1-0 3-0 Tonasket 1-0 3-0 Okanogan 1-0 2-1 Cascade 1-0 1-1 Brewster 0-1 2-1 Chelan 0-1 1-2 Quincy 0-1 0-3 Omak 0-1 0-3

Central Washington 2B

League Overall White Swan 0-0 2-1 Oroville 0-0 1-2 Kittitas 0-0 0-2 Manson 0-0 0-2 Bridgeport 0-0 0-3 Lk Roosevelt 0-0 0-3 Liberty Bell 0-0 0-3

Volleyball Caribou Trail League

League Overall Cascade 3-0 8-1 Brewster 2-1 5-2 Cashmere 1-1 1-1

Okanogan Chelan Quincy Omak Tonasket

1-1 1-1 1-1 0-2 0-2

3-3 1-1 1-2 1-5 2-2

Central Washington 2B North

League Overall Bridgeport 0-0 2-3 Lk. Roosevelt 0-0 1-2 Liberty Bell 0-0 1-1 Manson 0-0 1-1 Oroville 0-0 0-4

Girls Soccer Caribou Trail League

League Overall Okanogan 6 pts 2-0 3-0 Cashmere 6 pts 2-1 2-2 Omak 4 pts 1-1 2-2 Tonasket 3 pts 1-1 2-1 Cascade 3 pts 1-0 2-1 Brewster 2 pts 1-2 2-2 Chelan 0 pts 0-1 0-2 Quincy 0 pts 0-2 1-2

Central Washington 1B/2B

League Overall Liberty Bell 3 pts 1-0 3-2 Oroville 0 pts 0-1 0-2

Manson Entiat Bridgeport

0 pts 0-0 0 pts 0-0 0 pts 0-0

1-2 0-1 1-1

Standings hrough games of Sept. 15. For updated, expanded standings, season schedules and box scores, please visit our newly revamped website at

High School Sports Schedule, Sept. 20-29 Thursday, Sept. 20 Volleyball (JV/Var) - Oroville at Bridgeport, 5:00 pm Girls Soccer - Entiat at Oroville, 5:00 pm Friday, Sept. 21 Football (Var) - Okanogan at Tonasket, 7:00 pm Football (Var) - Kittitas at Oroville, 7:00 pm Saturday, Sept. 22 Volleyball (JV/Var) - Tonasket at Cascade, 1:00 pm Girls Soccer - Tonasket at Cascade, 1:30 pm Cross Country - Oroville and Tonasket at Runners Soul / Eric Anderson Invite (Spokane), 12:30 pm

Monday, Sept. 24 Okanogan at Tonasket, 5:30 pm Tuesday, Sept. 25 Girls Soccer - Oroville at Entiat, 5:00 pm Girls Soccer (Var / JV) - Tonasket at Brewster, 4:30 pm Volleyball (JV/Var) - Tonasket at Brewster, 5:00 pm Volleyball (JV/Var) - Oroville at Manson, 5:00 pm Cross Country - Tonasket at Chelan State Park meet, 4:00 pm Thursday, Sept. 27 Girls Soccer - Oroville at Bridgeport, 4:00 pm Volleyball (JV/Var) - Tonasket at Chelan, 5:00 pm Girls Soccer - Tonasket at Chelan, 4:30 pm Friday, Sept. 28 Football (Var) - Oroville at Manson, 7:00 pm Football (Var) - Tonasket at Cashmere, 7:00 pm Saturday, Sept. 29 Cross Country - Oroville and Tonasket at Can-Am Invite (Kettle Falls), 10:00 am Volleyball (JV/Var) - Oroville at Pateros, 11:00 am Girls Soccer - Oroville at Wenatchee JV, 1:00 pm

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Eight-year-old Sophie Wyne of Renton caught a 17-inch rainbow at Liar’s Cove last week.

Liar’s Cove report Submitted by Gene Bussell

CONCUNULLY - We still have a few fishermen in camp and they are catching some nice rainbow trout. Eight-year-old Sophie Wyne from Renton, Wash. caught a 17 inch rainbow, weighing 2.2 pounds. She was fishing off our dock using night crawlers. Bill Smith

and Dave Peebles caught three nice 17 inch rainbow over by the dam. They were using green Power Bait and a special Lunker Lotion Dave makes up to the soften the power bait. Dave can catch fish in a mud puddle, he always out fishes everybody else. Hunting season starts pretty soon so I expect more fishermen coming in soon.

September 20, 2012 | Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune

Oh, so close for Hornets By Brent Baker

OROVILLE - The Oroville volleyball team had Entiat just where the Hornets wanted them. The Hornets took a 2-1 lead against the visiting Tigers on Saturday, Sept. 15, but couldn’t finish off the victory. Entiat came back to claim a 19-25, 25-18, 18-25, 25-23, 15-11 triumph. “(It) was a suspenseful one, to say the least,” said Oroville coach Stacey Hinze. “We had some players really step it up and give us 110 percent.” Despite the loss, the Hornets’ (0-4) two set wins gave them six for the year through four matches, equaling their total for their 16-game season last year. “We were disappointed not to have taken the win,” Hinze said. “But we will use this and keep working on improving our playing.” Stats: Bridget Clark 15 digs; Monica Herrera 12 digs; Rachelle Nutt 8 digs; Brittany Jewett 6 kills, assist leader; Nadia Maldonado 6 kills; Jessica Galvan 7 digs, 2 kills.

Waterville 3, Oroville 1 WATERVILLE - Oroville’s volleyball team made the long trip to Waterville, only to come home

By Brent Baker

TONASKET - Tonasket came back from dropping its first two sets against Quincy on Saturday, Sept. 15, forcing a fifth set before falling to the Jackrabbits. Quincy took the CTL match 25-15, 25-15, 23-25, 20-25, 15-9. “Tonight my juniors stepped up their games and played really well,” said Tonasket coach Jackie Gliddon. “The girls hung in there; however, they fell short.” The Tigers (2-2, 0-2 CTL) host Omak on Tuesday and play at Cascade on Saturday, Sept. 22. Stats: Carrisa Frazier - 21-24 serving 9 aces, and 1 kill; Amber Monroe 12-15 serving, 3 aces and 3 kills; Savannah Clinedinst 10-10 serving, 2 aces and 3 kills; Devan Utt 10-13, 2 aces, 7 kills; Sadie Long 2 kills; Shea Smith 1 kill.


with a four set loss to the Shockers on Thursday, Sept. 13. “Unfortunately (they) did not bring home a win,” Hinze said of the Hornets’ 22-25, 14-25, 25-19, 13-25 loss. “It was a disappointment, but a well-deserved win for the Shockers, who worked hard.” Stats: Andrea Perez 4 kills; Rachelle Nutt 3 kills; Nadia Maldonado 10 digs; Brittany Jewett 6 digs; Monica Herrera 6 digs.

Republic 3, Oroville 1 REPUBLIC - Oroville won its first set at Republic on Sept. 6, and had a shot at taking a commanding 2-0 lead, but couldn’t pull out the second set and wound up losing in four. The Tigers came back for a 19-25, 25-23, 25-14, 25-6 victory. “(They) played an amazing first and second set,” Hinze said, “playing as a team and keeping up the intensity. They also had some great volleys that yielded high kills for the ladies. “Unfortunately this game did not result in a win, but was a great learning experience.” Stats: Whitney Rounds 9 kills; Andrea Perez 7 kills; Brittany Jewett 7 kills, 5 digs; Bridget Clark 4 kills; Monica Herrera 6 digs.

Quincy holds off Tiger volleyball

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Okanogan 3, Tonasket 0 OKANOGAN - Tonasket opened up its Caribou Trail League season at Okanogan on Tuesday, Sept. 11, with a 25-19, 25-20, 25-19 loss to the Bulldogs. “I am pleased at how far the girls have come and handled themselves on the court,” said Tonasket coach Jackie Gliddon. “Although we lost, our play improved. The girls hustled and worked well together on the court. “The fundamentals and mental game are improving,” Gliddon said. “I’m very proud of them.” Stats: Ahlia Young 14-14 serving, 2 kills; Jenny Bello 6-6 serving, 1 kill; Sadie Long 5 kills; and Devan Utt 4 kills.

Brent Baker / staff photo

Megan Moralez heads the ball over a Bridgeport defender, but can’t quite get it past Fillie goalkeeper Ericelda Dominguez in the second half of last Thursday’s contest.

Slow start costly for Hornets By Brent Baker

OROVILLE - Oroville’s girls soccer team played a solid second half in its home opener on Thursday, Sept. 13, generating plenty of offensive chances and allowing just two goals. Unfortunately, the Hornets trailed 6-0 at the half, having allowed three goals in the opening eight minutes of play to dig an insurmountable hole and fell 8-0. “Our defensive line has two new players, and it really showed,” said Oroville coach Laura Kinman. “It will take some time for them to get accustomed to each other.” Though the Hornets ended up without a score, they did have several legitimate scoring chanc-

es in the second half, including a number by Kaitlyn Grunst, who had a free kick go off the crossbar, as well as a penalty kick that went wide. Megan Moralez’s aggressive play also resulted in several nearscoring chances. “The girls definitely played more offense in the second half,” Kinman said. “Our midfielders were able to create more opportunities for the forwards. We had good shots on goal, and were very unlucky to not ‘finish.’” The Hornets (0-2) were scheduled to face Manson on Tuesday, Sept. 18, then host Entiat on Sept. 20. “The girls are very much improving,” Kinman said. “They have a ‘never give up’ attitude they should be proud of.”

Liberty Bell 10, Oroville 1 WINTHROP - Liberty Bell, looking more and more like a Central Washington League title contender with every outing, took it to a young Oroville girls soccer squad playing its first game of the season on Sept. 11, 10-1. The Mountain Lions, who had already played a pre-season jamboree and three regular season games, scored early and often to take control of the game with the Hornets. Seven Liberty Bell players scored as the Mountain Lions built an 8-0 halftime lead. Kaitlyn Grunst scored in the second half for Oroville (0-1).

Brent Baker / staff photo

Kaitlyn Grunst’s hard-nosed play resulted in several scoring opportunities for the Hornets during Thursday’s 8-0 loss to Bridgeport.

Oroville, Tigers run at Moses Lake Sierra Speiker wins third straight title By Brent Baker

MOSES LAKE - Oroville’s Sierra Speiker won her third straight title at the Moses Lake Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 15, to highlight performances by the Hornets and Tonasket at the first major meet of the season. Speiker finished the full 5k course with a time of 19:09 to win by 23 seconds over Riverside’s Delaney McMahon. Also running for the Oroville girls were Lisa Hartvig (85th, 26:32), Aya Cruspero (109th, 32:05) and Celene Cisneros (110th, 32:34). Cruspero and Cisneros cut two minutes off their times from the Tonasket Invitational a week earlier despite the Moses Lake course being about 200 meters longer. With only four girls running, Oroville was not able to score as a team. Tonasket’s girls finished 14th of 15 scoring teams. Jessica Puente led the way with a 60th place finish (24:07). Also finishing were Giesa Seidler (85th, 27:48), Vanessa Pershing (98th, 28:58), Claire Thornton (100th, 29:03) and Corrina Karrer (112th, 35:39). For the Tonasket boys, Oscar Avilez finished 52nd (18:35) to lead the Tigers. Adam Halvorsen (82nd, 19:41), Adrian McCarthy (107th,

Bremt Baker / staff photo

Catie Arrigoni, a 2011 Oroville graduate running for Everett Community College, earned a ninth-place finish at the prestigious Sundodger Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 15.

Oroville grads light up Sundodger By Brent Baker Submitted photo

Aya Cruspero (front) and Celene Cisneros both improved on last week’s times despite running a longer course at Moses Lake on Sept. 15. 20:48), Smith Condon (116h, 21:45), Lawrence Wambug (124th, 22:52) and Abe Podkranic (128th, 25:34) also ran the varsity race, while Jordan Hughes (130th, 25:56) and Dallin Good (139th, 27:33) ran the freshman / sophomore JV race. Diego Santana (120th, 22:20) was the lone Oroville male to run. Note: Last week’s article about the Tonasket Invitational mistakenly listed Sierra Speiker’s winning time as being 19:53. Her actual time was 17:53.

SEATTLE - The University of Washington’s Sundodger Invitational is billed as the state’s most prestigious college-level cross country race. There are actually three races - college invitational, college/ open and high school. Two recent Oroville High School graduates, running for Everett Community College, competed in the open race, which was populated primarily by NCAA Division II, Division III, NAIA and community college runners. Catie Arrigoni, a sophomore running in the event for the second time, raced to a ninth-place finish in a field of 217 women, clocking a time of 22:37.42 in the 6k race. She was the third finisher for her squad as Everett took team runner-up honors out of 19 competing teams. It was a huge

step forward for Arrigoni, who cut 1:04 off her last year’s time there, where she finished 57th. She didn’t start running until her senior year of high school but finished fifth at the WIAA 1B/2B state finals that year behind teammate and state champ Sierra Speiker. Zack Speiker, a freshman, finished 62nd in a field of 236 (26:21.87, 8k distance), breaking into the top five for Everett as his team finished third out of 22. Others competing that had area connections included Seattle Pacific University seniors A.J. Baker (lived and trained in Tonasket last summer) and Seth Pierson (Cashmere) who placed 10th and 51st, respectively, as the Falcons took second at the meet. Everett will be competing Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Runner’s Soul / Eric Anderson Invitational at Plantes Ferry Park in Spokane. Also running in the collegiate race

Brent Baker / staff photo

Freshman Zack Speiker of Everett Community College, who graduated from Oroville last June, finished in the top third of runners at the Sundodger Invitational on Saturday. for Spokane Falls Community College will be Tonasket freshman Damon Halvorsen and Omak freshman Michael Goble.

Halvorsen, recovering from an injury, will be running his first collegiate race if all goes as planned.

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Canning Meat and Seafood Workshop

Big Watermelon

by Margaret Viebrock WSU Extension Educator

OKANOGAN - Washington State University Extension is offering a canning meat and seafood workshop on Monday, Oct. 1 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. It will be held at the Okanogan County PUD Auditorium, 1331 N. 2nd Ave in Okanogan. Techniques for canning meat,


poultry, seafood and wild game will be explained. Information on preparing and canning special products such as chili, meat-vegetable soups and mincemeat pie filling will also be included. This class is for people who are just learning how to preserve meat and seafood and also for veteran food preservers who need a refresher course to be sure the food they are preserving is done safely, according to

Margaret A. Viebrock, WSU Extension Educator and class instructor. This class is open to the public. Preregistration is requested by calling WSU Extension at (509) 422-7245 or (509) 745-8531. There is a $5.00 fee to cover the cost of publications and handouts. For more information contact Margaret A. Viebrock at 7458531.

The heriTage

in Tonasket would like to THANK YOU for your patronage. We are going out of business and offering a

Tyler Atkins Tyler Atkins, 81, of Tonasket passed away from lung cancer on Sept. 11. He was born on Nov. 30, 1930. Raised in Ballard but heart and family grew in Tonasket. Tyler is survived by his children: Tom, Patricia and Pamela. He also has his two granddaughters: Michelle and Keri; as well at two great granddaughters: Rhianna and Kyla. Tyler can now join his love Millie, who passed away in 1980, and his family and friends.


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Nice selection of antique, vintage and unique items! Sale runs through the end of the season. Historic building & 2 city lots for sale by owner! 703 S. Whitcomb Ave., Tonasket 509-429-5223

Senators call for help in wake of storm damage Photo by Serena Carper

Gaius Carper with the 40 pound watermelon he grew in his garden in Oroville.

Okanogan Valley

Church Guide 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

RIVERSIDE Riverside Lighthouse - Assembly of God

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a letter sent to President Obama Monday, U.S. Sens. Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray urged swift approval of a major disaster declaration for parts of NE Washington in the wake of severe July storm damage. The major disaster declaration was requested by Gov. Christine Gregoire on Sept. 7 for Ferry and Okanogan counties and the Colville Reservation. On July 20 severe thunderstorms hit the region, resulting in flash flooding and significant damage to residential and commercial property. Strong winds up to 90 mph knocked out power and phone service and a damaged storm sewer prevented local access to clean water for several days. The storm significantly impacted timber, resulting in a $1 million loss for the state DNR and a $2 million loss for Tribe. One person was also killed in Ferry County.

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299 Eastlake Road, Oroville, WA. 98844

THANK YOU Thank them for their generosity!

TONASKET Holy Rosary Parish

1st & Whitcomb Ave., Tonasket 10:30 a.m. English Mass 1st Sunday of the Month Other Sundays at 8:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m. Spanish Mass every other Sun. Rev. David Kuttner • 476-2110

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

“To every generation.” Celebrating 100 years 1905-2005

Crossroads Meeting Place

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Tonasket Foursquare Church

415-A S. Whitcomb Ave. • Pastor George Conkle Sunday: 10 a.m. (509) 486-2000 • cell: (509) 429-1663

Tonasket Community UCC

24 E. 4th, Tonasket • 486-2181

“A biblically based, thoughtful group of Christian People”

Sunday Worship at 11 a.m. Call for program/activity information Leon L. Alden, Pastor

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

“Continuing the work of Jesus...simply, peacefully, together”

Pastor Jim Yaussy Albright.

To reserve this spot call Charlene at 476-3602 for details

Call Today!

“THANK YOU” for support at 2012 Fair call Charlene at 509-476-3602 or 509-322-5712



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September 20, 2012 edition of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune