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TSD capital levy likely to be delayed

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Tom Sherry’s “Tom’s Tailgate” of KREM (Spokane) 2 TV visited Tonasket for Friday’s game against Okanogan. Sherry had a live chat with Marcelino Ruiz Martell in front of a crowd of Tonasket and Okanogan cheerleaders and their fans. For more on the visit see page 4.

Airport abuzz with activity BY GARY A. DEVON MANAGING EDITOR

OROVILLE – Steven Johnston, Oroville’s Airport Services Manager, told the city council that the amount of activity at the airport has been “amazing.” “Throughout late August and September it just seems to be getting busier every day with the number of operations and types of operators,” said Johnston, at the council’s Tuesday, Sept. 18 meeting. Johnston said someone has purchased a $4000 hanger to be be placed at Oroville’s Dorothy Scott Airport and that the person normally operated at the Arctic Circle, but wanted to winter in Oroville. Wintering at Oroville is something Johnston said several people with airplane operations have discussed recently. “Homeland Security has had an operation going on continuously lately. They say they want to use as many local aircraft as they can. Something to do with testing their sensors. And we have a helicopter that called in a request to have 300 gallons of fuel on hand,” said Johnston. He added that Big World of Flight, which educates young people on aviation, will again stop at the airport, part of their moving the program from the spring to the fall. Johnson also asked for some guidance

on whether he should attend an upcoming fall conference on airports to be held in Leavenworth. “The agenda is on airport improvement... this is where you get the straight skinny. Do you want me to attend, I can go and sock it (the information) away, but I’m not the decision maker,” said Johnston, encouraging the mayor or one of the council members to attend. Kathy Jones, Oroville’s city clerk, said she thought Chris Branch, the director of Community Development, was attending. “That’s why we rely on Chris,” said Mayor Chuck Spieth. Jones told the council that the city had received a letter from the state Transportation Improvement Board regarding federal funding for the Central and Cherry Street project. “We wrote a letter for additional funding from TIB because we were $832 short. We applied for the funds and have been funded,” she said. On a different matter, Jones said, “As you know we authorized the mayor to sign the agreement to provide water to the new U.S. Border Patrol Station. They signed it and sent it back, now they want an invoice.” The agreement says Oroville will provide the water and build a reservoir and transmission line to serve the multi-mil-

lion dollar facility located just south of the U.S./Canadian border. The federal government will pay the cost of the construction and the cost of the water used by the facility. “It’s been a long process,” said Spieth. “Almost two years,” added Jones. Arnie Marchand, a member of the Okanogan Borderlands Historical Society, gave a short report to the council on the group’s recent activities. “The OBHS has shut down the museum and the Visitor Information Center for the winter. Tentative counts are that we had about 3500 visitors, a little less than last year,” Marchand said, guessing that the economy and lack of signage (at the time) had led to the reduced numbers. “Next year it will be all about Oroville with a theme of ‘Bridges to the Past,’” he said. “The following year it will be about the Okanogan Indians.” Marchand also encouraged the council to attend the upcoming VIA 97 meeting to be held in Osoyoos the following Friday. “It’s really going to be a heavyweight meeting,” he said. The meeting concluded with Mayor Spieth saying the city had gotten “a very nice” letter from Steve Quick, superintendent of the Oroville School District. “The letter commented on the cooperation of the city in working with the school district,” said Spieth.

TONASKET - Plans to run a capital levy for Tonasket School District’s facility needs will likely be delayed after a facility tour with an architect revealed issues that needed to be considered, said TSD superintendent Paul Turner at the Monday, Sept. 24, school board meeting. Turner said he took an architect from Architects West on a tour of the facility and said a number of things were brought to light. “One thing he’s pushing, and that we’ve already filed for, is a survey process with OSPI,” Turner said. “It goes through the architect on issues with usability, feasibility, space allocation and so forth. It will also bring in some funds to help pay the architect.” Turner said there were discrepancies with the square footage that OSPI had listed for the TSD facility, and that the survey would clean that up. Also, he said, the architect had some different ideas on how to address the need for additional classrooms. “I’ve been talking about needing new rooms,” Turner said. “He’s looking through an ‘outside lens’ and is looking at us not needing (to build) new rooms, as much as reallocating space and changing walls in our existing buildings.” These processes, Turner said, will make it hard to have everything ready for a capital levy to be run in the spring. “It’s obvious that this spring is probably not going to happen,” he said. “We’ll need to go into the summer or later. There’s a number of things we need to look at .... (including revisiting) whether or not to look into a bond to do it all at once.”

Also on the docket A request was made by a parent to allow her child to enter kindergarten early, as her child missed the age cut-off by about one month. The request had been previously denied by Turner and TES principal Jeremy Clark. The parent asked if, based on academic, social and economic factors, her child could be reassessed for readiness, and said that she had received conflicting information from the district at different stages of her process of attempting to get her child admitted. After some discussion, the board decided that the details needed to be handled in executive session after the primary meeting. A request submitted to the board at its Sept. 10 meeting to provide bus transportation for two private school students was approved, with Turner granted authority to work out the final details. By law, the district may provide transportation to private school students if it

doesn’t require any change in bus routes, if there are enough seats on the bus, and if the district is recompensed for its expenses by the party being transported. Turner said he contacted OSPI to determine the proper method of calculating what the district should charge. “We need to charge by an average per student basis,” Turner said. “That works out to $1,050 per student per year, and since they have two students that would be about $2,100.” That amount would be pro-rated to exclude the portion of the year that has already occurred. Students would be brought to the Tonasket School District, with Peaceful Valley Christian School to be responsible for meeting the students and further transporting them. Board member Ernesto Cerrillo said that he’d been asked by a community member why the school would charge for transportation when it is already paid for by residents’ taxes. “We get allocated money for transportation on a per student basis,” Turner said. “Our funds are generated by the actual number of students that attend school.” “Also, the law says that they have to pay for it,” said board member Catherine Stangland. “It’s as simple as that.” New ASB representative Megan Beyers delivered a report on student activities during the first weeks of the year, highlighted by the FFA’s second place finish in horse judging and its submission of a restored Case tractor in a national contest. FBLA, FCCLA, T-Club and other organizations have been busy selecting their officers for the year, Beyers said. Likewise, high school principal Jeff Hardesty, middle school principal Jay Tyus and elementary school principal Jeremy Clark reported on staff activities, training, and data evaluation that has taken place over the first month. The board, after a brief executive session, approved the hiring of Stephanie Bradley as a bus driver; Chad Portwood as assistant cross country coach; Robby Monroe as high school C squad volleyball coach; Pam Leslie as middle school C squad volleyball coach; Glenn Braman as seventh grade boys basketball coach; Jay Aitcheson as seventh grade track coach; and Jamie Barker as eighth grade track coach. Other actions included the approval of a supplemental contract for music instructor Mary Liz Romano and an overnight field trip request by ESL instructor Tyler Graves. The board also moved its regularly scheduled Oct. 22 meeting to Oct. 29 and officially canceled what would have been a regular meeting on Monday, Dec. 24, while scheduling a bill-paying session for Dec. 21. The Tonasket School Board next meets on Monday, Oct. 8.

Roundabout plan draws crowd to DOT Open House BY GARY A. DEVON MANAGING EDITOR

OKANOGAN – A proposal to install a roundabout at the intersection of Highway 97 and Cameron Lake Road drew more than 200 people to an open house at the state Department of Transportation’s nearby maintenance facility Wednesday, Sept. 19. The roundabout has drawn a lot of controversy since it was first proposed with several people commenting that they didn’t like it on a Facebook page created to discuss the issue. While not all of the 230 people attending the three-hour Open House were there at the same time, it was still standing room only most of the time in the conference room designed for a maximum occupancy of 60 people. Representatives from the DOT explained how a roundabout works and why they had come to the conclusion that it would

be the best bang for the buck to serve the intersection which has the Cameron Lake Road to the east of the highway and the Armory Junction Road to the west. The state claims that there were 11 collisions at the intersection last year alone and wants to make the intersection more safe. Other alternatives presented included lowering the speed limit, placing advanced warning signs, adding left turn lanes on the highway, installing a traffic signal, adding left and offset right turn and an acceleration lane for Armory Junction Rd. and left turn lane for Cameron Lake Road and creating a split “T” with left and acceleration lanes. Costs for these options ranged from very little, like lowering the speed limit, to $2.3 million for the split T, which seemed to be among the most popular, except for its cost. At times emotions ran high with Bruce Hahn of Omak calling the roundabout


“idiotic” and saying the problem could be addressed for about $500 with the addition of new signs. “That’s idiotic... the roundabout costs too damn much, you guys just want to spend money,” said Hahn. “Signs aren’t the panacea you think they are,” replied Dan Sarles, DOT Regional Administrator for the North Central Region. While many DOT representatives were stationed at arial view maps of potential alternatives, a video of how a roundabout works was continuously showing on a screen. The biggest concern about the roundabout proposal, other than cost, seemed to be the fact that it would slow highway traffic to 25 mph or less at the junction. People said they felt this would impede truck traffic and cause even more problems. “That’s the bottom line, people have to


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More than 200 people attended an Open House at the state Department of Transportations’s maintenance facility near Okanogan. The Open House was arranged to take public comment and explain the various alternatives for trying to make the SR97/Cameron Lake Rd. and Armory Junction Rd. intersection more safe. Also attending the meeting were state Seventh District Rep. Joel Kretz (left) and Mike Armstrong from the 12th District.


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roundabout | FROM A1 slow down and they don’t want possible scenario. It would be to slow down,” said Brian Walsh, a straighter shot to town, but a DOT Traffic Engineer with would be “kind of steep” and require we purchase the necroundabout interest. “Do you find that they work essary property said one DOT better in an urban environment, representative. The roundabout rather than on a highway?” asked is estimated to cost $1.6 million a woman who would only say and would eliminate 10 of the 11 accidents at that intersection and she lived in Omak. “That’s where I have concern, the Split T is estimated to cost I know they put one in Olympia $2.9 million and would eliminate near the capital which seems to 5 of the 11 accidents, according work, but that’s in an urban area,” to one of the DOT’s charts. Sarles asked, “If I can address said state Rep. Mike Armstrong (12th District). “Although I have more of the accidents for less to give the DOT some credit money, why would I chose the they do have several alternatives Split T?” Outside the meeting shown here.” Okanogan County Armstrong said the DOT was room, doing a good job of present- Commissioner Jim Detro was speaking with ing the varipeople comous alternatives “They’ve taken a ing and going and that he was from the Open proud of the European traffic community for design and are trying House. “I’ve been a getting involved and having their to shove it down our trucker all of my life and voices heard at throats...” this is not a the meeting. good idea,” “That’s the Jim DeTro said Detro, way the process County Commissioner about the is supposed to roundabout work,” he said. proposal. Walsh said there are roundabouts that would “There are a lot better places to be similar to the one proposed spend $2.2 million in the counlocated on SR203, near Duval; ty, pointing to the Loup Loup SR206, north of Spokane and Highway as one of them. Detro said he had presented a on US2 at Sultan. When asked about a fatality on the round- map that featured two left turn about at Sultan, Walsh said that lanes and an extended decelerait was untrue and that there had tion area. “They’ve taken a European been no fatalities caused by any traffic design and are trying to of the roundabouts in the state. “There was no fatality at shove it down our throats in one Sultan, we did have a woman of the most conservative counwho had a heart attack at the ties in the state,” Detro said. In a letter in this week’s newsroundabout at Mt. Vernon, but that wasn’t caused by the round- paper, Kevin Waligorski, the project engineer, thanked those about. There was a lot of interest in who filled out the 160 comment the Split T concept which would forms and said that DOT had not slow down highway traffic, received a lot of feedback as well but would remove the turn onto as couple of additional alternathe Armory Junction Rd. entire- tive ideas. He said the state was ly and move it further south. looking at the comments and This would allow more room for these alternatives in the hopes turn lanes on to the Cameron to find a plan to address the Lake Road. The biggest draw- collisions so work on the projback to this would be acquiring ect could begin as soon as next the property needed to make the summer. For more information on westbound turn to Okanogan and connecting with Oak Street. the US97 Cameron Lake Road The display had a drawing of a project and the alternatives new road that would go right discussed see: http://www. through the middle of Hamilton Farm Equipment’s lot as one CameronLakeRdIntersection.

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Prince’s Foods has sold to John Akins, who also has family-owned grocery stores in Quincy and Bonners Ferry, Idaho. The transition to the new owner and management will be in mid-October. The Prince brothers, Ben and Jim, will continue to maintain ownership of the building and the adjacent RV Park. Foods owners Jim and Ben By Gary A. DeVon Prince, and the ownership and Managing Editor management transition will take OROVILLE – Prince’s Foods effect next month on Oct. 15. “We had a meeting and has been purchased by John Akins, an independent grocer informed all the employees the with a family history in the gro- other day,” said Jim Prince last Thursday afternoon. cery business. Prince’s Foods will become the The sale was announced on Wednesday, Sept 15 by Prince’s third store for Akins, a second

generation grocer with a lifetime of experience. He currently owns grocery stores in Quincy and Bonners Ferry, Idaho. “Akins is a great fit and well qualified to lead Prince’s Foods into the future,” said Jim Prince, 73, whose 50th anniversary of working in his family’s business is this month. “It’s time for us to step aside and it was important to us to find a buyer who shares our values as a local, independent retailer with a genuine commitment to our employees and our community,” he said. Akins agrees, and said, “We look forward to continuing the strong tradition that the Prince family has brought to the Oroville and North Okanogan Valley area.” The sale to Akins is the culmination of a deal started in late 2009, according to Prince. Akins will lease the space occupied by the food store from the Prince bothers, who will retain ownership of the property and the adjacent RV Park. Prince’s was founded in 1933 by Jim and Ben Prince’s father Ben F. Prince in a store called Ben Prince Thrifty Store on

Main Street (currently the south half of the Pastime Tavern) in Oroville. In 1958, the elder Prince relocated and expanded the store to Ironwood Street (now Prince’s Warehouse). Jim Prince joined his father in the business in 1963. Prince’s then expanded to occupy two buildings, including Prince’s IGA at their Ironwood Street location. The shopping center was constructed and the business was relocated to its current location on the north end of Oroville on Highway 97 in 1978. The Prince’s department Store and Prince’s Warehouse businesses were sold to Jack and Mary Hughes in 2011. “I am thankful to the employees and the communities who have supported us over the past 79 years,” Jim Prince said. The grocery and department store share a large el-shaped building joined in the middle at Customer Service. This floor plan allows customers to go back and forth between the two stores without having to pass through a separate entrance. No changes are planned in store hours between the two business at this time.

FFA enters tractor into national contest Takes second at state in horse judging By Brent Baker

TONASKET - The Tonasket FFA has already had a busy start of the school year, highlighted by its performance in horse judging competition, awards raked in at the Okanogan County Fair and the submission of a restored tractor into a national contest. Tonasket ag teacher Matt Deebach said that his group’s performance in state horse judging at the Adams County Fair in Othello came as a surprise even to him. John Symonds, Brisa Leep, Vanessa Pershing, Elizabeth Jackson and Breanna Howell earned state runner-up honors, finishing second to Chelan by 20 points on a 1,300 point scale. “I expected us to do well, but we were 20 points away from making nationals,” Deebach said. “I knew we were good, just not that good. It was crazy how close we were to winning, unbelievable.” Additionally, the group’s only senior, Howell, finished fifth in the state individually. “It’s pretty exciting for next year when you finish second. Hopefully we have some room to improve.” Also at the Adams County Fair, Tonasket finished third in dairy judging, with Kasey Silverthorn taking fourth overall, and participated in livestock judging. “We have a young group, and in livestock judging we made some mistakes we won’t make again,”

Deebach said. “They made those mistakes and heard about them, and really ended up doing well in the dairy judging.” At the Okanogan County Fair, Tonasket FFA took first in sweepstakes, an award for overall points. Tonasket finished first in produce, first in agronomy, tied for first in tractor driving and second in livestock. Tale of the tractor Months of work culminated in the entry of the Tonasket FFA’s restored Case orchard tractor into the national Delo Tractor Restoration Competition. The competition requires so much of its participants that there were only 23 entrants nationwide. Twelve entrants were selected on Monday, Sept. 24, to defend their work at the national FFA convention, and though the Tonasket project wasn’t selected, it was still in the running in a separate contest for best video submitted to the comptition. “We’d tried to do this before, and we’ve gotten tractors done before, but never all the paperwork,” Deebach said. “The kids really wanted to make a commitment to do it. We took the whole tractor, ;iece by piece, and did write-ups on everything they did. They put it all into a workbook that got submitted for scoring. “They also had to make the video. It’s pretty intense. Not many do it because its so much work and extremely complicated. So I’m impressed with the kids, just for seeing it through and getting it done.” The tractor even got some air time on Tom Sherry’s KREM 2 tailgate broadcast last Friday,

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Tonasket ag teacher Matt Deebach was interviewed by KREM 2 (Spokane) television weather forecaster Tom Sherry on Friday night in Tonasket as part of Sherry’s “Tom’s Tailgate” visit. Deebach, along with Patti and George Hill and Wyatt O’Brien, discussed the Case tractor the Tonasket FFA restored and entered into a national contest. when Deebach was interviewed contributions of George Hill, in front of his shop class’s handi- who helped through the entire work. process. “We started last November,” he “He was a huge help,” he said. said. “We didn’t pick an easy trac- “He put in countless hours. The tor. The orchard tractor was very kids were just learning the prorare, and the sheet metal was the cess, and he was really the key to original, so it was pretty chal- getting it done. lenging.” “The ag program sure appreThe dozen students involved ciates the area we live in and ended up having to completely the people willing to help,” he rebuild the motor. The project added. “It really makes you feel took from November until just part of the community. It’s nice after Founders Day in June to to see everyone pull together. It complete. seems to be when things won’t “It wasn’t running when we work, we pull together as a group pulled it in,” Deebach said. “We and make things happen. In this thought we could get away with county everyone kind of looks just rebuilding the carburetor after one another.” and distributor, but it smoked so Note: public voting for the much that we ended up having to Tonasket FFA’s video submission do a complete rebuild.” continues until Oct. 22 at http:// Deebach said it would be impossible to overestimate the aspx.

Air quality improves for some short-lived relief

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with air  quality  there degraded today while other nearby sites showed improvement in response to a passing front. Meteorological data in the area show winds picking up, but the sheltered location of Pateros probably resulted in smoke pooling in the area.

Trout Lake, Winthrop, Omak, Chelan and Entiat remain unhealthy, while Wenatchee, Cashmere, Twisp, White Swan and Toppenish, registering unhealthy for sensitive groups, are clearing out quite well. Ellensburg, Cle Elum, Quincy, Leavenworth and Yakima all

have good air. Sites around the Columbia Basin vary from good to unhealthy for sensitive groups. A front passing through Eastern Washington right now should keep smoke levels in check, unfortunately the relief is expected to be short-lived, according to state meterologists.




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YAKIMA - For the first time in nearly two weeks, none of the air  quality  monitors in the state are recording hazardous conditions. Pateros comes precariously close, though,


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Okanogan County Farm Bureau Fall 2012 Newsletter

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110 S. Ash Street, Omak, WA 98841 Business meeting for voting members 5:30 p.m.  Dinner and Program 6:00 p.m. Special Guest Speaker:

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Washington Farm Bureau General Election Endorsements The political action committee of the Washington Farm Bureau, the state’s largest general farm organization, has announced candidate endorsements, for races affecting Okanogan County residents. Candidates are recommended for endorsement based on their voting records (if already in office) and understanding and support of Farm Bureau policy. Whether an incumbent or challenger, each candidate undergoes a review process by their local Farm Bureau candidate evaluation committees before moving onto the state PAC for endorsement. Farm Bureau PAC completed its early endorsement of primary election candidates in May. Candidates for federal offices are expected to be reviewed and endorsed prior to the general election.

LOCAL OFFICES: Sheilah Kennedy (R ) for Okanogan County Commissioner District 1 Ray Campbell (R ) for Okanogan County Commissioner District 2 Heidi Smith (N) for District Court Judge Steve P. Houston (N) Okanogan PUD Commission LEGISLATIVE OFFICES: 7th House Joel Kretz (R ); House Shelly Short (R ) 12th House Cary Condotta (R ); House Mike Armstrong (R ) STATEWIDE OFFICES: Rob McKenna (R ) Governor

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”The EPA has not addressed the constitutional question, including its wanton violation of probable cause under the Fourth Amendment. It merely states that it has authority to surveil the private property of farmers and ranchers. It defends its encroaching behavior as “cost-efficient.” “They are just way on the outer limits of any authority they’ve been granted,” said Mike Johanns, a Republican senator from Nebraska. Why is Okanogan County Farm Bureau Asking about Aerial Surveillance and UAV’s? Aerial surveillance “drones” are presently being utilized within Okanogan County.

According to a Homeland Security press release: “the Department plans to fly sensor-mounted unmanned aircraft along a greater expanse of the 5,500-mile border with Canada to spot illegal activity, DHS officials told members of Congress on Friday.” The intended use of these UAV’s was for drug enforcement. Homeland Security stated: “Along the rugged northern border, remotely controlled planes -- variants of Pentagon drones -- are better than ground patrols or piloted aircraft at detecting drug smugglers and potential terrorists, according to federal officials.” A letter Dated July 31, 2006 signed by our local Okanogan County Commissioner’s Bud Hover, Andrew Lampe and Mary Lou Peterson invited the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV’s) for purposes of Homeland Security along the US/Canadian border. The letter stated: “The northern border of Okanogan County is rugged, heavily wooded, and sparsely populated and the terrain poses distinctive challenges for border security. Illegal crossings as well as heavy marijuana and other drug trafficking stretches border security and local law enforcement beyond their capabilities, leaving us all vulnerable. We encourage your support for the UAVs pilot project as this may prove the most effective means to stand against those that would threaten the United States.” What our County Commissioner’s did not foresee is that such an invitation would come with little public oversight and quickly spread throughout many branches of State and Federal Government.


1.) Why is the government using aerial surveillance on private property and sharing such data with the EPA? 2.) Are these types of surveillance measures being used in Okanogan County? 3.) Will the Okanogan County Commissioners join the Nebraska Federal Delegation in requesting that the EPA and Homeland Security address the constitutional question, including its deliberate violation of probable cause under the Fourth Amendment. Concerns are mounting that we have traded our privacy and freedom in the name of homeland security.

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KREM 2’s “Tom’s Tailgate” visits Tonasket

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KREM 2’s Tom Sherry interviews a young group of Tonasket fans - “the future of Tonasket,” Sherry said - at Friday’s tailgate party. By Brent Baker

TONASKET - The Tonasket and Okanogan communities stepped up to vote in a big way last week, securing 62 percent of the vote to bring KREM 2 (Spokane) weather forecaster Tom Sherry and his Tom’s Tailgate crew to Tonasket on Friday, Sept. 21.

Sherry filmed about 20 minutes worth of footage with Tonasket and Okanogan students, featuring both schools’ cheerleaders, the Tonasket band, interviews with students from both schools and an interview with Tonasket ag teacher Matt Deebach, who highlighted his FFA class’s restored Case tractor. The Tonasket cheerleaders

also hosted a pre-game barbeque fundraiser, with food donated by Frontier Foods of Oroville. Sherry also presented checks for $222 to representatives of each school. And, oh yes, the football. Tonasket fell to Okanogan 42-21 (details on Page 11), in front of a packed house on a warm Friday night.

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KREM 2’s Tom Sherry presented checks of $222 to representatives of Tonasket (Alicia Edwards) and Okanogan High Schools.

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Tonasket and Okanogan tailgaters enjoyed a barbeque hosted by the Tonasket cheerleaders, with food donated by Oroville’s Frontier Foods. Tonasket High School enjoyed its largest crowd of the football season thanks to the festivities.

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Tonasket fans get some love from Tom Sherry’s cameraman at Friday’s tailgate party.



THE TOWN CRIER Lots of activity on Oroville’s Main Street Main Street in Oroville continues to be abuzz with new businesses opening or familiar ones changing hands. Perhaps the most exciting news is happening on the extreme north end of Main Street - Prince’s Foods will be changing hands next month (see related story page 2). Many of us in Oroville owe a lot to the Prince family which over the years offered work to many dozens of high school and college kids, both on the grocery and the department store sides. Although these two businesses themselves will be under new ownership and management, Prince’s Foods and Prince’s Department Store and Warehouse are still one of the biggest nongovernmental, retail employers in town. The store has also been very generous in supporting our schools and local benefits and charities for nearly eight decades. Like Jack and Mary Hughes, who have successfully owned and operated the department Out of store end of the business since last year, we wish all the best to John Akins who has purMy Mind the food side. We also wish the best Gary A. DeVon chased to the Prince Family. It will be strange not to see Jim hard at work at the store, but we’re sure Marilyn and the rest of the family, kids and grandkids, will be happy to have more of his time. Congratulations as well on his 50th anniversary of working in the family business. The Plaza Restaurant (in the old Yo Yo’s, Teddy Bears, Fao’s) seems to have opened with great success judging by all the customers we see there each day. We hear that plans to open Rancho Grandé are still a go despite the wild (and untrue) rumors that keep circulating around town. One has to remember that it took nearly two years for Rancho Chico in Tonasket to open as work took place on a pay-as-you-go basis Working with the Old Peerless building makes it an even larger project to tackle. Vicki and Walt Hart are working on opening up Vicki’s Unique Boutique in the old Pub Tavern, or for those of us that go even further back, the U&I (and for those that go even further back than that, the bowling alley). When it opens it fills another building that has sat idle on Main Street for many years. Another empty space, in Ernie Filbeck’s building on the corner of Central and Main, is slated for an ice cream parlor and hot dog bar. We spotted the coolers being moved in a few weeks back from our perch across the street. We’re a little worried about having the temptation of hot dogs, ice cream and cookies so close, we might have to jog around the block a couple times before heading in at lunch time. The new shop is slated to open in mid-October. Next door to that is a shop with Marylou’s Gifts and More painted on the windows, also filling an empty space in downtown. And work continues on the Pastime Tavern which is changing to a bar and grill. Contractors have been seen going in and out on a regular basis. Although most of the work is going on inside, the greatest apparent change is the fact that the awning has been taken down. The owners of the business, Brent and Vicki Henze, have big plans for the new place slated to open next May. Coming full circle, the south half of the Pastime used to be Prince’s. For the first time in a long time the old doors to the former retail store have been uncovered and will eventually be used again.

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Facing the ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Last week, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke made another appearance on Capitol Hill to warn Congress about what will happen if we fail to take action to stimulate our sluggish economy. The impending “fiscal cliff ” – a Connecting term he with Cathy f a m o u s l y Cathy McMorris Rodgers coined just months ago – is perilous, and it is looming. In fact, Bernanke warned us that failure to address it by the end of the year would have such grave economic effects that even the Fed couldn’t offset them. In an effort to implore Congress to act, he equivocally told us: “I’m not in charge here, Congress is.” So it’s about time we start acting like it. When I came to Congress seven years ago, as a freshman from Stevens County, I was eager

to bring economic reforms from one Washington to another. To get our fiscal house in order. Reduce exorbitant government spending. Fight for tax reform. Balance the budget. Years later, I’ve discovered that most of these battles are wrought with partisan discord. And the “fiscal cliff ” is no exception. Even United States Senator, Patty Murray, threatened to take this country off the fiscal cliff if Republicans didn’t relent to Democrats’ demands and let the current tax rates expire. She made her position clear this summer when she said: “I’m not for going off the cliff, but I think as a negotiating tactic it makes a lot of sense.” Unfortunately, for the millions of people in this country who struggle every day to find a job, nothing about this tactic makes sense. What does make sense, however, is to address an economic decline that is both imminent and inevitable. In the next few months, we face a unique confluence of events: the pending expiration of current tax rates, the implementation of $1.2 trillion across-the-board spending cuts – also known as “sequestra-

tion” – and the very real possibility of raising the federal debt limit. All of these would be disastrous for our economy and equally catastrophic for the global financial markets. In fact, the Congressional Budget Office estimates that if these policies go into effect at the beginning of 2013, gross domestic product (GDP) would be cut by nearly four percentage points, we’d lose an additional two million jobs, and the economy would fall into a double-dip recession. At a time when families in Eastern Washington – and those all across America – are struggling to fill their gas tanks, find new jobs, expand their businesses, and provide for their needs – this is a path we cannot afford to take. The challenge of bipartisan compromise is great. But the cost of inaction is far greater. As we stand on the precipice of this “fiscal cliff ” – an unprecedented economic calamity our country will face if we do not take action – I am unwavering in my commitment to solve this problem before it is too late. We cannot kick the can down the road anymore. We’ve come to the end of the road – and it’s time for the

President and Senate Democrats to join House Republicans in taking action. We’ve already passed over 40 jobs bills that are just sitting, untouched, in the Senate. We voted to stop the tax hikes, replace sequestration, and repeal ObamaCare. And yet the United States Senate hasn’t passed a budget in four years. To say this is unacceptable – especially in the face of such grave economic uncertainty – is most certainly an understatement. We’re elected to Congress to make tough decisions, negotiate bipartisan solutions, and improve the lives of those who elected us. We’re elected to Congress to act like leaders. And by delaying action on solving the impending “fiscal cliff,” Congress is doing exactly the opposite. The enormity of this situation demands real bipartisan action and sound long-term solutions – not political ultimatums. The lives of the American people – their jobs, their families, their economic mobility, and their ability to live and achieve the American Dream – are not partisan games. They are real. And it is our job to prevent this looming crisis and protect them.

The U.S. Senate could solve a taxation nightmare Have you ever traveled to another state for your job, perhaps to attend a business meeting or a conference? Most people have. But few people realize that they may owe income taxes in that other state. In all, 41 states levy a tax on the income earned by nonresident employees during their time in the state, even if Opinion by they’re just Don C. Brunell attending a conference. Each state calculates its tax differently — 24 states levy the tax from the very first day, while 17 others, including Oregon, Idaho and California, set thresholds of how long the nonresident employee can work before the tax liability is triggered. Needless to say, this is an administrative nightmare for employers, particularly those with multiple locations or employees who travel frequently. It is the employer’s responsibility to calculate and withhold the taxes from their employees’ pay-

checks, and it’s the employee’s responsibility to file income tax returns in states that require it. Complying with those obligations is complicated, costly and confusing, particularly for medium and small employers. Each state has different tax rates, tax triggers and varying notions of what constitutes income and how to define a work day. Calculating each traveling employee’s tax burden must be done by hand, because payroll systems are not built to allow withholding in multiple locations during the pay period. Cross checking travel vouchers can’t be done automatically either, because travel reimbursements and payroll are two separate systems. Because of the difficulties involved, most employers are not in compliance. According to The Council On State Taxation, because the information must be tracked and collected manually, employers with workers who travel frequently would need to add two or three employees just to comply with the law, adding $150,000 or more to the budget. Imagine if you had to deal with something similar. Imagine that your property tax isn’t based on your house as a whole, but calculated at a differ-

ent rate for each room. The tax rate for your kitchen is different than the tax rate for your living room, etc. In order to pay the appropriate amount, you must keep a log of how much time you utilize each room and calculate your tax based on the time and tax rate for each room. Now imagine you have a spouse and four kids. To figure out your tax liability, you must keep track of how much time each of them spent in each room in your house and use that data to calculate your total property tax. Impossible? That’s how many business owners feel. Fortunately, there’s a solution. It’s called the Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Simplification Act. This complicated-sounding legislation greatly simplifies the task of tracking and withholding state income taxes for traveling employees. The bill would establish a uniform national requirement that nonresidents must work in a state for more than 30 days during a calendar year before they’re subject to out-of-state income taxes. The bill defines what a work day is and, to prevent double taxation, it clarifies that employees can get a tax credit in their home state for income taxes paid to

other states. Analysts have determined that the measure is largely revenue neutral for the states. The measure has already passed the House with bipartisan support. On September 12, nearly 200 business leaders wrote Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and the rest of the Senate leadership urging them to pass the legislation. This bill is a simple fix to a complicated problem that preserves revenue for the states while saving money for employers. The Senate should pass it quickly and send it to the president for his signature. Don Brunell is the president of the Association of Washington Business. Formed in 1904, the Association of Washington Business is Washington’s oldest and largest statewide business association, and includes more than 8,000 members representing 700,000 employees. AWB serves as both the state’s chamber of commerce and the manufacturing and technology association. While its membership includes major employers like Boeing, Microsoft and Weyerhaeuser, 90 percent of AWB members employ fewer than 100 people. More than half of AWB’s members employ fewer than 10. For more about AWB, visit

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Okanogan valley LIfe

Apple harvest in full swing Into fall and early darkness. I always enjoy the fall season, but don’t like the cold days that are lurking around the corner. It is almost October and apple harvest is in full swing. The stores in Wenatchee are loaded with Halloween decorations and candy, already. One store I was in even had Christmas trees on display, and that just seems way too early. I took a little time out from another hospital stay to see what were being shown in the “Big City� but for the most part the main topic in town was concern-

ing the terrible smoke that has enveloped the valley. You would have to see it to believe it. There just isn’t any way THIS & THAT to describe the situaJoyce Emry tion. Folks with lung problems are having a dreadful time, and the hospital was filling up with some of those folks.

Oroville/Tonasket School Menu Thursday, Sept. 27: Beef and Bean Chili, Corn Bread, Sweet Potato Fries, Fruit and Veggie Bar. Friday, Sept. 28: Toasted Cheese on Whole Wheat, Fresh Steamed Baby Carrots, Fruit and Veggie Bar.

Oroville School News Friday, Sept. 28: Football @ Manson 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29: Cross County @ Can-Am Invitational 10 a.m.; Volleyball @ Pateros 11 a.m.; Girls Soccer @ Wenatchee JV 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1: JH Volleyball vs. Tonasket 5 p.m.; JV Football vs. Manson 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2: College Fair in Tonasket 9 a.m.; Cross Country @ Omak Invitational 4 p.m.; Girls Soccer @ Manson 5 p.m.; Volleyball vs. Bridgeport 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3: Community Volleyball 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4: JH Volleyball @ Okanogan 5 p.m.; JH Football vs. Okanogan 5:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer @ Entiat 7 p.m.

Tonasket School News Friday, Sept. 28: Picture re-take day; Football @ Cashmere 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29: Cross Country @ Colville 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 1: Cookie Dough Sales (through Oct. 8); JH Volleyball @ Oroville 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2: JH Cross Country @ Omak 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3: JH Volleyball @ GCD 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4: JH Football (8th Grade) vs. Brewster 5:30 p.m.; JH Football (7th Grade) vs. Omak 6:45 p.m.

Sympathy goes to Dolly Sneve for the loss of her brother, who resided in Alaska. Her sister-inlaw, Marian, from Wenatchee came to give her some moral support. It is good to see some of the empty buildings on Main Street filling up with new businesses and from moving existing locations. I heard some “scuttle-but� about a new shop opening on the corner of Central and Main, that will serve ice cream and cookies and a “build your own� hot dog bar. I suspect a really big news item


As September comes to a close and the first day of autumn has come and gone, we are having some cool to cold nights and mornings. However the days have been warm to hot, for all to enjoy the warmth. September closes with the Pancake Breakfast at the Grange Hall in Molson on Sept. 30 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A great meal for $8. October opens on the First, with Bingo at the Molson Grange Hall. The cost is $10 to start and additional cards may be purchased for $1 each.


The Sept. 10 meeting was held at the north side of town at the Triangle Park where some members cleaned up the flower beds earlier. The roll call was “What are you going to do to winterize your garden and prepare for fall clean up?� Due to the abundance of rainfall that we had quite some time ago, some of us are still dealing with very tall grass and weeds. Some plant more bulbs and cover plants. Donna Sylvester, Horticulturalist for the club, brought two lovely plants to share. One was a succulent garden planted in a shallow pot, the other was a Bonsai planted by her in 1960 name a Japanese Pagoda Sophora, a very delicate tree, very airi with an interesting gnarly trunk. It needs very little sun.


Last Friday at Bingo over $700 in prizes were given away. Bingo is every Friday at 7 p.m. The kitchen opens at 5:30 p.m. and has a different special every week so you can get a bite to eat before

is the transfer of Prince’s Grocery to new hands. At least that is what I heard. Maybe this time Jim and Marilyn can have some leisure time. Was sorry to miss the celebration of Ted Thorndike’s 85th birthday. I hear that five of his six daughters were here for the event and many friends and relatives were on hand at the United Methodist Church, and were served a fun decorated cake depicting his love of horses. Mentioning livestock, isn’t this an unusual time of the year to see frolicking baby calves? I thought that happened in the spring and for a bit I was it spring or fall? With the things that have been happening with us the past three months, I just barely know what day it is.

The community has lost a good friend, father, grandpa with the death of Howard Cumbo. He just had too many “strikes� against him to recover from the lung condition and strokes he has encountered in the past few months. Howard was a quiet sort of fellow, small in stature, but big in heart. He was a dedicated worker at the senior center to say nothing of the many years he gave to the Oroville Fire Department. He helped his family in so many ways and I know how difficult it has been for them to see him linger, with little hope of recovering. We’ll continue to miss you, buddy. Don’t count the days! Make the days count! He tried. Friday, (tomorrow) the regular

senior meals will not be served, but instead a gathering of friends and family of Howard will meet to share memories and food. Oct. 5th and 6th the United Methodist Church will hold their annual yard sale, inside the church, so rain would not be a problem...if we should get some. Lots of good things to choose from. This is a good time to “weed out� extra “stuff � from your home and clean out storage rooms and help the church with their fund raising. “A person sent me an e-mail about using vodka for cleaning around the house. It worked... The more vodka I drank the cleaner the house looked.� Remember when we used to do the “spring� and fall� house cleaning?

The Molson Auxiliary will meet at the Grange on Oct. 4 at 12 p.m. Fiona’s will be busy on Oct. 6 with an open house for the Art work of Rusela Haydon, a local artist. “Rusty� is a very talented artist with a good imagination, and is very skillful. Come see her on Oct. 6 at 6 p.m. The Grange will certainly be busy, at least for the first week as the Pinochle players will start on Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. We have had Archery Hunters with us since last week. Jeff and his twin brother Warren and their sons Bill and Ryan. Out of the four hunters, three were lucky enough to get a deer. It was Ryan’s first and Bill’s second. The boys were really happy. Until next week.


special events as well. NVCS has sponsored a Fashion Show and Luncheon, the 50’s Dance, the October Haunted House, and several musical jams at the library. Perhaps you have attended one or more of these events and not realized that they happen because of North Valley Community Schools. If you’re reading this, now you know. Coming up in October are 16 classes, beginning with Canning meat, Wild Game and Seafood. It’s perfect timing for hunting season, or any season, and you’ll learn a lot from our instructor who comes from WSU Extension. Pick up a catalog to see the other October (and November/ December) classes that range from cooking to the processing or gold ore. For information or to register call Ellen at (509) 476-2011 or go online to www. northvalleycommunityschools. com. Our email address is

The end of our club year is September, and Freda Holmes is in the process of putting together the annual 2012-2013 year book. Nadia Aronson reported that card day at the assisted living will start Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 1:30 p.m. if we find that there are enough residents interested. The Tonasket Garden Club is already planning what crafts and decorations for them to make for the District Meeting to be held here next June. The date is not positive yet, also they’re planning ahead for Founder’s Day. Ruth Tembly dropped by to ask us a few gardening questions. Monday, Sept. 24 is a garden tour day at B.C. Canada to Linden Gardens. Lola Burton brought some of her great and unique crafts to show that we could make later on ourselves. The next meeting will be at the Hillside Apartments. We encourage guests and new members to attend our meetings. The number to call for time and place is (509) 223-3427. It will be on Oct. 8 at 1:30 p.m.

the games start. There are over $12,000 in prizes to be won so come on in. Bingo is open to the public. You could be the next big winner! Pinochle scores from last Sunday are: 1st - Cindy Jones, 2nd - Penny Smith, Low Score - Neil Fifer, Last Pinochle - Zoe Manring and Cindy Jones. We wish anyone who is ill a speedy recovery to good health. God bless you all, the Biggest Little Eagles in the state.

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By North Valley Community Schools

North Valley Community Schools (NVCS) has been offering classes for our community since 2005, and we still occasionally hear from people who say they didn’t know we exist! Despite weekly articles in the paper, fliers on store windows, catalogs available in stores around town and wordof-mouth advertising, we have somehow not reached everyone. Once these folks learn about NVCS, it’s like, “Wow! I had no idea. Where can I get a list of classes?� Not only are there classes, but

OROVILLE SENIOR NEWS by Dolly Engelbretson

The Building Fund Committee is back in action again. Bob Hirst is spearheading a fund raising of Biscuits and Gravy, served with eggs, juice and coffee. The date is set for Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The will be here at the Senior Center. The committee always welcomes donations to the building fund. Bequeaths in your will would be an excellent way to remember the fellowship and good times experienced at the center. The luncheon for family and friends of Howard Cumbo will be held here at the center on Friday, Sept. 28. His service will be at the Free Methodist Church, followed

BLUE STAR MOTHERS by Daralyn Hollenbeck

NORT H CENTRAL WASHINGTON - We thank the Blue Star Moms for their unanimous vote of confidence in the upcoming 2012-2013 board. For those that don’t know them, let me introduce them to you. This year’s treasurer will be Karen Hicks who has lived in Oroville for 20 years where she raised her son, AST2 Darren M. Hicks. He has served in the Coast Guard since 2006. Georgia Nelson lives in Oroville and will be serving as financial secretary. She has lived in the valley 36 years. Her son SSgt. Tommy Nelson has been serving in the Air Force since 1999 and her younger son, Tim Nelson, completed eight years of service in the Air Force this past May. Living her whole life in North Central Washington, current-

by the luncheon here. Howard spent a good share of his spare time here. He served on the board for many years, helped set-up for pinochle and always could be counted on for a game of pool with Zane and the boys. P.S. He even like to work on Doris Hughes jigsaw puzzles. With summer over, it is time to get back in the exercising routine. We have room for more exercisers, pool players and bingo players. It is good to see Midge Minyard back at pinochle again. In fact, on Sept. 15 she won the prize for most pinochles. On that date Phyllis Shenyer won the door prize; High scoring man was Leonard Paulsen and High lady was Neoma Vandiver. On Sept. 22, Danny Weitrick won the door prize, Bev Holden won the most pinochles and had the high score for the ladies. Leonard Paulsen had the high score for the men. More next time.

ly residing in Tonasket, Julie Conkle will be serving as secretary. Her son Sgt. Scott R. Fry is a seven year airman. Also in Tonasket and in North Central Washington for 11 years is our vice president, Georgie Berry who is married to Retired Navy SR. Chief Cliff Berry. Her son, IT1 Chris Rojeski, has served in the Navy for 12 years. Daryln Hollenbeck has lived towards Chesaw for 18 years and will be leading as president this year. SSgt Josh Hollenbeck has served seven years in the Air Force. Her daughter, Holly, served for eight years as a military wife of an airman. There is a wealth of experience on our board. But when you combine that with all of you there is no problem we cannot overcome together. Our board looks forward to serving “because every soldier has a mother.� We can be contacted by searching for NCW Blue Star Mothers on Facebook, emailing us at ncw.bluestars@yahoo. com, or calling (509) 485-2906.

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community bulletin board Local Food Banks OROVILLE – The Oroville food bank operates every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., excluding holidays, in the basement of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. For more information, call Jeff Austin at 476-3978 or Sarah Umana at 4762386. TONASKET – The Tonasket food bank operates every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Sarge’s Burger Bunker, 101 Hwy 97 N. For more information contact Jack Gavin at (509) 486-2480.

Performance at Esther Bricques OROVILLE – Tonight’s performance at Esther Bricques tasting room will feature Steve Kinzie and Steve Sher playing a soulful blend of mostly original music, jazz, blues and a touch of rockabilly. Doors open at 6 p.m. Light refreshments are available. Esther Bricques is located at 42 Swanson Mill Rd., Oroville. For more information call (509) 476-2861.

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 state approved course call the Extended Care at (509) 486-3110 or Dixie Brown, instructor, at (509) 486-2151 ext. 353.

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.

Five Farmers’ Markets to Go OROVILLE – Countdown begins for the final Farmer’s Market of the 2012 season, this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Oroville Public Library. Purchase original arts, crafts, fresh baked good and tamales, plus the best produce on the planet from our local gardens. The Oroville Farmer’s Market continues through Oct. 27 and new vendors are welcome. Call (509) 476-2662 for information.

PANCAKE FEED THIS SUNDAY MOLSON – There will be a Pancake Feed at the Molson Grange Hall on Sunday, Sept. 30 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY WORKDAY OMAK – There will be a Habitat for Humanity workday on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 201 Willow Lane in Wildwood, Omak. There’s a job for everybody, come and help. Bring a tool if you have one. Lunch provided if you RSVP. Call (509) 223-3147 for more information. to make sure you’re doing it right. Tuesday, Oct. 2, is the date for this one session class, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Call Ellen at (509) 476-2011 or go online to www. northvalleycommunityschools. com to register.

Okanogan County HFH Worship Service Library Book Sale 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.

Bingo in Molson 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.

New 4-H years begins Oct. 1 OKANOGAN - 4-H Enrollment opens Oct. 1, the beginning of the 2012/2013 4-H year. Current members and potential members (K-12th graders) and their parents are invited to attend an open house scheduled Monday, Oct. 1, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the WSU Okanogan County Extension 4-H office, located in the County Courthouse Room 101, Okanogan. For more information call (509) 422-7245 or email

Canning Meat and More OROVILLE - Hunting season, or any season! The importance of preserving and canning meat, poultry and seafood correctly is paramount to your safety. Margaret Viebrock of WSU Extension will teach this class which is for beginners and for you veteran preservers who want

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 reading.

The Robin Ellis Band TONASKET – The Community Cultural Center of Tonasket, 411 Western Ave., presents The Robin Ellis Band on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. A high energy dance ensemble, this band is guaranteed to get everyone up and kicking all night long. This show is recommended for mature audiences due to possible controversial content of the lyrics. For more information call the CCC at (509) 486-1328 or check the website at

Backyard Poultry Workshop WINTHROP – A Backyard Poultry Workshop is being held in Winthrop on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Bring a sack lunch). 4-H members can contact WSU Extension Office (509) 4227245 to register. The workshop will cover how to choose the right breed for you, where to secure and purchase your chicks, brooding principles, housing and security from predators, basic integrating your flock to the barnyard, feeding and nutrition and opportunities for breeding, preservation, exhibition and marketing.

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.

Tonasket gears up for Homecoming by Anita Asmussen THS ASB Advisor

TONASKET - Tonasket high School will celebrate Homecoming the week of Oct. 1-5. This year’s school theme is, “How Can I help?” Each class has a charity that they are raising money for this year. Freshmen will be raising funds for the Tonasket Food Bank; sophomores for the Cancer Society; juniors for the Wounded Warrior Project; and seniors for the rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. As always we will all raise funds for our Veterans and the U.S. Armed Forces Legacy Park Project. With this theme each class has created dress-up days to follow their theme, building up to Friday’s Blue and Gold Day. The yearly Homecoming Parade will take place Friday, Oct. 5, at 12:40 p.m. We will drive the usual pattern through the bus lane, down through town, then return to the high school parking lot. Homecoming assembly in the THS gym will follow. Football kick-off is at 7 p.m. as

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THS hosts the Cascade Kodiaks. The cost will be $6 for adults and grades 9-12. Visiting schools and home grades K-8 are $4, or free with your THS ASB card. Senior Citizens (62 or older) price is $4 per game. Golden Oldies Cards for $10 are available at the gate or the THS office and are good for all home games and CTL games. The week’s schedule of activities: Monday, Oct. 1 - Food Combo Day Noon activity: Apple pie eating contest Evening activity: JV Football vs. Omak, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2 - Tough Enough to Wear Pink Day activity: Career Fair, THS Gym Evening activity: Cross country at Omak, 3:30 p.m; Soccer at home vs. Cashmere, 4:30 p.m.; Volleyball vs. Cashmere, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3 - Red, White and Blue - Army Camouflage Day Noon activity: Car Pull Evening activity: Powder Puff

football, 7 p.m., THS football field. Admission $2, concessions available. Thursday, Oct. 4 - Redneck Sportsman Day (Mossy Oak Camouflage) Friday, Oct. 5 - Blue and Gold Day - School Spirit all the way!! Day activity: Parade through town, 12:40 p.m., Assembly 1:30 p.m. in THS gym. Evening activity: Varsity Football vs. Cascade, 7 p.m. Halftime presentation of Royalty; Dance (THS students only) 9:30 - 11:30 p.m. on outside basketball courts behind school; Cost is $4 with THS ASB Card and $5 without card.

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.

Fiona’s Open House CHESAW – Fiona’s Gallery in Chesaw is closing for the season. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6-7 will be devoted to the artwork of Rusela Haydon. The gallery will have an Open House beginning at 6 p.m. on Saturday with wine, food, live music and an oppor-

Prepare for Autumn! Scarves, Scarves, Scarves

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Annual Apple Pie Fundraiser 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.

Coats for Kids OROVILLE – Sterling Bank is participating in the annual Coats 4 Kids with KXLY 4. Drop of your new or gently used coat donations now through Oct. 12. The coats will stay in our local communities. You can keep those young people warm by dropping your donation at Sterling Bank, 822 Central Ave., Oroville.

WVMTA Concert WENATCHEE - Wentachee Valley Music Teachers Association presents a Concert of Piano and Cello music, Sunday, Oct. 28 at 3 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 1408 Washington, Wenatchee. Performers are Oksana Ezhokina, pianist and Russell Rolen, cellist. Proceeds will benefit the chapter’s scholarship fund. For more information call Jill Larson at (509) 662-1588.

Seattle Children’s Hospital Project LOOMIS - The Whitestone Guild of the Seattle Children’s Hospital, from the TonasketLoomis area, has been serving the children’s hospital for 57 years. The latest project for the Whitestone Guild is to provide the families of children who are fatally ill, as a memorial to them, a large glass ball Christmas ornament, which are then decorated with the hand/foot prints of the child. Anyone who would like to help with this project may send contributions to Whitestone Guild, c/o Elfreda Holmes, 84B Holmes Rd., Tonasket, WA 98855. Any contribution is appreciated.

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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 H o u s i n g 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

Houses For Sale FOR SALE: 80+/- Acres Scenic Ranch. Split-Level Single Family Residence w/ multiple Improvements. Private & quiet, Abundant Wildlife. 1536 N Pince Creek Rd. Phone/web - Book Auction Co.

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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.

Apartment Available Soon! Basic Rent $530 + Deposit

– Income eligible –

509-486-4966 TDD 1-800-833-6388 515 Tonasket Ave. Tonasket, WA

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 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 Oroville: 3 bedroom, 2 bath house, Rent-to-Own option. Call 509-322-0347 or 509476-2234. Tonasket- 2 bedroom apartment with yard, in town. $500/ month. Call 509-3220347 or 476-2234

High Country Real Estate Beautiful Log Cabin on 10+ acres. Electric well and sep- Tonasket - 1 bedroom house tic, guest home and work- close to town, quiet. $495/ shop, beautiful landscaping, month 509-486-1682 close to many lakes, great Oroville Garden hunting, fishing, skiing and Apartments snowmobiling. $160,000 1 1-bedroom upstairs MLS# 373836. 509-485-2255 Must be income eligible, sidy available with unit if High Country Real Estate you qualify. Very private, 3 bedroom, 2 Close to Senior Center, bath home with 54x40 heated Doctor and shop on 36+ acres. BeautifulDowntown Shopping. ly landscaped, amazing Applications availble at 623 views on the Cascades. Must Fir St. Lot 6, Oroville see to appreciate. $289,000. Call 509-476-3059 Seller finance OAC. MLS# 361979. Call 509-486-2255

For Rent St. Charles Place Apartments 207 Main St., Oroville, WA

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Announcements Say it in the classifieds! *Special deal* *HAPPY BIRTHDAY *HAPPY ANNIVERSARY *CONGRATULATIONS!! *WILL YOU MARRY ME? MUST BE PREPAID $6.00 for the first 15 words additional words $1.00 each. Bold words, special font or borders extra. Add a picture for only $1.50 more. Call to place ad Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune 509-476-3602


Help Wanted COOK/ CLASS AIDE Tonasket Must have current food handler permit, and assist with food preparation and delivery. Knowledge of kitchen and food sanitation procedures. Must also have ability to work effectively with children and families. Class/ Cook Aide 24-26 hrs/ wk at 9.31/ hr. and Cook 8-10 hrs/ wk at 10.33 hr. Bilingual/ Spanish preferred. Pick up applications at OCCDA - 101 4th Ave. W. – Omak. Equal Opportunity Employer. Licensed Nail Technician Part-Time. Call Kristi 509486-2910. Serenity Day Spa & Lodging, Tonasket, Wash.

Work Wanted Handyman Repairs 25 years in the construction trade. $15/ hour flat rate. No job too big or small. Experience in wood framing, drywall, fence and deck repair, roof repair, etc. etc. Call Siguard 509-557-5389

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.

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This newspaper participates in a statewide classified ad program sponsored by the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association, a statewide association of weekly newspapers. The program allows classified advertisers to submit ads for publication in participating weeklies throughout the state in compliance with the following rules. You may submit an ad for the statewide program through this newspaper or in person to the WNPA office. The rate is $255 for up to 25 words, plus $10 per word over 25 words. WNPA reserves the right to edit all ad copy submitted and to refuse to accept any ad submitted for the statewide program. WNPA, therefore, does not guarantee that every ad will be run in every newspaper. WNPA will, on request, for a fee of $40, provide information on which newspapers run a particular ad within a 30 day period. Substantive typographical error (wrong address, telephone number, name or price) will result in a “make good�, in which a corrected ad will be run the following week. WNPA incurs no other liability for errors in publication.

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MOVING SALE at Secured Storage, Hwy 97, 1.5 miles north of Oroville. Saturday and Sunday Sept 29, 30. HOURS: 9am to 3pm both days. Double, queen, & twin Tempur-pedic adjustable beds, entertainment center, mirrors, file cabinet, bookcase, miscellaneous furniture, 3-wheel bicycle, portable Singer sewing machine, LifeMist water distiller, tools, stock troughs, boat lift and pier, and much more! United Methodist Church Annual Yard Sale Friday, Sept. 28 9:00am- 6:00pm & Saturday, Sept. 29 9:00am3:00pm. 908 Fir Street

Huge Yard Sale- We’re doing it again! Adding more stuff, something for everyone! 34 S. Main, Loomis. Thursday, FOR SALE -- MISC Friday, Saturday (9/27SAWMILLS from only $3997.00 -9/29) 8:00am- ?? Make/Save Money with your own

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Public Notices Basic Service Annual Ad Skyline Telecom is a quality telecommunications services provider that provides basic and enhanced services at reasonable rates within its service territory. Basic services are offered at the following rates: Single Party Residence Service, Monthly Service Charge, $19.50; Single Party Business Service, $25.00; Federal Subscriber Line Charge – Single Line, $6.50. Touch Tone Service: Touch Tone service is provided as a part of local service rate. Toll Blocking: Available at no charge; Emergency 911 Services: Surcharges for 911 services are assessed according to government policy. Low-income individuals may be eligible for Federal and State Lifeline telephone assistance programs that include discounts from the above basic and local service charges. The federal Lifeline program is undergoing some changes in July 2012 and the amount of assistance may differ on your bill. Basic services are offered to all consumers in the Skyline Telecom service territory at the rates, terms and conditions specified in the Company’s tariffs. If you have any questions regarding the Company’s services, please call us at (888) 782-4680. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on Sept. 27, 2012.#425561 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, 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 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 Meeting Cancellation The Oroville City Council has canceled their Tuesday, October 2, 2012 meeting due to staff attendance at various workshops. Regular meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm in the City Council Chambers. If you have any questions, please call Kathy Jones at 476-2926 ext 10. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on Sept. 27, 2012.#425476 Meeting Cancellation The Oroville Planning Commission has canceled their Wednesday, October 3, 2012 meeting. Regular meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 4:30 pm in the City Council Chambers. If you have any questions, please call JoAnn Denney at 476-2926 ext 13. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on Sept. 27, 2012.#425567

WorkSource, Okanogan County 126 S. Main St., Omak 509-826-7310 Updated list of employment at

WorkSource Okanogan County is an equal opportunity employer and provider of employment and training services. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to persons with disabilities. Space donated by the Gazette-Tribune.

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 General Election Okanogan County, State of Washington Tuesday, November 6, 2012 A county wide General Election will be held for the purpose of submitting to the voters for their approval or rejection the following issues and candidates. Initiative Measure 1185, Concerns tax and fee increases imposed by State Government; Initiative Measure 1240, Concerns creation of a public charter school system; Referendum Measure 74, Concerning marriage for same-sex couples; Initiative to the Legislature 502, Concerns marijuana; Senate Joint Resolution 8221, Concerning implementing the Commission on State Debt recommendation regarding Washington’s debt limit; Senate Joint Resolution 8223, Concerning investments by the University of Washington and Washington State University; United States Senator, 6 year term; Representative in Congress, 4th Congressional District, 2 year term; Governor, 4 year term; Lieutenant Governor, 4 year term; Secretary of State, 4 year term; State Treasurer, 4 year term; State Auditor, 4 year term; Attorney General, 4 year term; Commissioner of Public Lands, 4 year term; Superintendent of Public Instruction, 4 year term; Insurance Commissioner, 4 year term; State Representative District 7, Position 1, 2 year term; State Representative

Statement of Nondiscrimination Skyline Telecom is the recipient of Federal financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The USDA prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-9410, or call (800) 7953272 (voice), or (202) 720-6382 (TDD). “USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender”. The Equal Employment Opportunity Coordinator is responsible for coordinating this organization’s nondiscrimination compliance efforts and may be contacted at Skyline Telecom PO Box 609, Mount Vernon, OR 97865, (541) 932-4411. Any individual, or specific class of individuals, who feel that this organization has subjected them to discrimination may obtain further information about the statutes and regulations listed above from and/or file a written complaint with this organization; or the Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington DC 20250; or the Administrator, Rural Electrification Administration, Washington , DC 20250. Complaints may be filed within 180 days after the alleged discrimination. Confidentiality will be maintained to the extent possible. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-tribune on Sept. 27, 2012.#425560


Public Auction Thompson Bees, 1869 Hwy 7, Oroville Friday, Oct. 5. View time: 10 a.m. Auction Time 11 a.m. (509) 476-3948 1992 Chev K1PU WA B59589R Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on Sept. 27, 2012.#425505


IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR OKANOGAN COUNTY SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION NO. 12-2-00444 9 BRETZ CONSTRUCTION & REPAIR, L.L.C., a Washington Limited Liability Company, Plaintiffs, vs. 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,

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


Public Auction Thompson Bees, 1869 Hwy 7, Oroville Tuesday, Oct. 2. View time: 10 a.m. Auction Time 11 a.m. (509) 476-3948 1978 Toyota PU WA B37130N Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on Sept. 27, 2012.#425503

which the following meetings are held have been completed. Canvass Board meetings are held in the Okanogan County Auditor’s Office, 149 3rd Ave N, Room 104, at the County Courthouse, in Okanogan. Friday, November 16, 2012 at 11:00 AM to determine the status of any provisional or challenged ballots Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 11:00 AM to canvass the votes cast and certify the election This notice is in accordance with RCW 29A.52. Dated at Okanogan, Washington this 17th day of September, 2012. Laurie Thomas, Okanogan County Auditor and Ex-Officio Supervisor of Elections /s/: By Mila M Jury, Chief Deputy and Certified Election Administrator Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on Sept. 27, 2012.#425493

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


District 7, Position 2, 2 year term; State Senator District 12, 4 year term; State Representative District 12, Position 1, 2 year term; State Representative District 12, Position 2, 2 year term; County Commissioner, District 1, 4 year term; County Commissioner, District 2, 4 year term; Supreme Court Justice, Position 2, 6 year term; Supreme Court Justice, Position 8, 6 year short and full term; Supreme Court Justice, Position 9, 6 year term; Court of Appeals Judge, Division 3, District 1, Position 1, 6 year term; Superior Court Judge, Position 1, 4 year term; District Court Judge Position 1, 2 year unexpired term; Ferry County PUD Commissioner, District 2, 6 year term; Okanogan County PUD Commissioner, District 2, 6 year term; City of Oroville, Emergency Medical Care and Ambulance Services levy; Coulee Area Park and Recreation District, Maintenance and Operation Levy; The registration deadline for online registrations, mail-in registrations and transfers is October 8, 2012. Any qualified elector who is not registered to vote in the State of Washington may register to vote in person at the Auditor’s Office up to and including October 29, 2012. You can register or obtain registration forms at the Auditors Office, on line at, and Department of Licensing. The Okanogan County Auditor’s Office, 149 3rd Ave N, Room 104, at the County Courthouse, will be open so voters may obtain replacement ballots, drop off voted ballots, obtain provisional ballots, and use the Accessible Voting Units, at the following times. Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM October 17 – November 5, 2012. On Election Day only, November 6, 2012, 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM. Drop boxes are in 3 locations around the county. Tonasket – Tonasket City Hall/Library Complex, 209 S Whitcomb Ave, Tonasket. Omak – Next to Police Station, 8 N Ash, Omak. Pateros -180 Pateros Mall in parking lot, Pateros Voters needing additional information or assistance with voter registration forms or voting may call (509) 422-7240. Voters unable to use the mail-in ballot may use the Accessible Voting Unit available at the County Auditors Office. Ballots require sufficient first class postage and must be postmarked by the day of the election. Check with your local Post Office for deadlines to have your ballot postmarked properly. For additional information on the election or regarding voter registration. Local newspaper, radio, and TV Meetings of the Okanogan County Canvassing Board are open, public meetings and shall be continued until the activities for

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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

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Public Auction Thompson Bees, 1869 Hwy 7, Oroville Friday, Oct. 5. View time: 10 a.m. Auction Time 11 a.m. (509) 476-3948 1987 Dodge PU LIC. MT 2-00957A Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on Sept. 27, 2012.#425507

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Tigers bounce back to post historic win Four days after a disappointing loss, Tonasket beats Cascade for the first time anyone can remember By Brent Baker

TONASKET - What a difference a few days makes. The Tonasket girls soccer team, stung by Tuesday’s shootout loss to Omak, righted their ship in a hurry with a 2-1 victory over Cascade on Saturday, Sept. 22. It’s believed to be the first time the Tigers have ever beaten the Kodiaks in girls soccer, and certainly the first time in at least a decade. “The seniors especially wanted this pretty bad,” said Tonasket coach Darren Collins. “After that playoff loss to them last year, they felt like they could play with them. “Our goal has been to try to get to the top where Cashmere and Cascade have been. It’s been a big mental thing, to not take the field against those teams already beaten. I hope we’ve rounded a corner and can improve from here.” The Tigers drew first blood after Megan Beyers deposited a corner kick in front of the Cascade goal. After a mad scramble, Alicia Edwards knocked it in for the confidence-building goal 15 minutes into the contest. Cascade’s possession-oriented game meant that the Tigers didn’t see the ball as much as they’d have liked to, but rather than get frustrated the back line denied the Kodiaks many quality shots, and those shots that did get off goalkeeper Baylie Tyus (13 saves) defended with her best game of the season. “They were just great,” Collins said. Cascade finally tied it midway through the second half. But it took just two minutes for the Tigers to bounce back. Kylie Dellinger took a pass from Edwards on a breakaway, split a pair of Cascade defenders and beat the charging Kodiak keeper with a shot from the top of the

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Left, Tonasket’s Kelly Cruz weaves through and hops over a pair of Cascade defenders during the Tigers’ victory over the Kodiaks. Above, Baylie Tyus came up big in goal for the Tigers with 13 saves during their landmark win over Cascade on Saturday. box. From there Cascade’s offensive pressure only increased, but the Tigers were able to play keep-away with the ball as the final minutes ticked away just enough to hold on. “We did a lot of running and passing drills this week,” Collins said. “We did a good job of trying to set things up and made some nice passes up top, especially the last one. “Now we just need to keep on playing tough like we did today and last week against Quincy. “So far we’ve liked the Saturday games, but we don’t have another one of these for awhile.” The Tigers (3-2, 2-2 CTL, 7 points) moved into third place in the league behind Okanogan and Cashmere. Tonasket plays at Brewster on Tuesday, at Chelan on Thursday and hosts defending state runner-up Cashmere on Tuesday, Oct. 2.

Omak tops Tigers in PKs TONASKET - It’s one thing to play the part of the plucky underdog. It’s quite another to be an up-andcoming team that others are starting to shoot for. The Tonasket girls soccer team is taking no one by surprise this season. And if they thought that was going to be the case, the Tigers’ counterparts from Omak put those thoughts to rest on Tuesday, Sept. 18, with a victory in a penalty kick shootout that Tonasket didn’t see coming. Tonasket coach Darren Collins wasn’t happy with his team’s energy level, particularly after the Tigers built a 2-0 halftime lead. “It was like we got ahead and quit playing,” Collins said. “And once you get to penalty kicks you’re taking your

chances.” After playing to a 2-2 tie through regulation and two five-minute overtime periods, both teams hit just one of five penalty kicks. The Tigers were a bit unlucky with theirs as Alicia Edwards and Elizabeth Jackson’s shots hit the post and crossbar. Kathryn Cleman scored on hers, but Omak goalkeeper Makenzie Norwill stopped Kelly Cruz’s shot on the fifth attempt and, with the teams still tied after five kicks, stopped Myra Gaytan’s shot on the Tigers’ sixth kick. Tonasket keeper Baylie Tyus also stopped two shots, while Omak kicked a pair wide. Haley Little scored on the Pioneer’s second shot and Shaylyn Goodall put away the game-winner on Omak’s sixth shot. The game started well enough for the Tigers, who got on the board in the eighth minute on Kelly Cruz’s strike from

the right side. Tyus stopped an Omak penalty kick late in the first half to preserve the lead, which the Tigers doubled on Megan Beyers’ late goal, with Kathryn Cleman assisting. Collins told his team to play like it was still 0-0 heading to the second half, but Omak got two quick scores from Abby Hale to tie it up. The Tigers resorted to kick-and-chase on offense, while Omak forced Tyus to earn her keep in goal for the rest of the second half as Tonasket had to hold on just to force overtime. Tyus finished with 12 saves. “I’m not sure what happened,” Collins said. “We weren’t the team we were when we beat Quincy (three days earlier).” The Tigers picked up one point in the CTL standings while Omak gained two. The Tigers fell to 2-2 overall (1-2, four points) while Omak improved to 2-3 (2-1, 6 points).

Just a few things bugging me It’s been a month or so since of the issues the WIAA has on my last column, and while there its table that affect just about is plenty to write about, nothing everyone. sticks out as something to write There still is little consensus about at length. over how best to handle the state The smoke and the flies that basketball playoffs. The decihave infested our office sion to cut the state at the Gazette-Tribune tourney down to eight aren’t the only things teams from 16 a couthat are bugging me. ple of years ago may So, here we go. save the WIAA money *** in building rentals, It’s somewhat of a but some schools in sport in and of itself outlying areas don’t complaining about get to see that savthe Washington ings. For instance, Interscholastic having Entiat drive Activities Association Half-Baked to PeEll for a “first (WIAA), especially round state” game Brent Baker when you’re one of the two years ago sure small schools out in didn’t save money for the sticks that seemthem. Especially in ingly doesn’t have much say the smaller classifications, there in the association’s decisionis still a strong desire for the making. And I (somewhat glee16-team tournament, though fully) admit that I did picket the it’s unlikely to be back any time WIAA office when I was in high soon. school, back when it was located One of the best suggestions in Bellevue. I’ve heard was to hold a four-day But after three years of follow- 16-team tournament, with high ing high school sports here, there schools in Spokane, Yakima and are definitely some nits to pick. Tacoma near the “big stadiums” First of all, is it too much to hosting first-day and non-trophy ask to get playoff allocations set consolation games. by the time the season begins? Quarterfinals, semifinals, Reclassification, when schools and trophy games could still be find out which sized fish in played in the big arenas, and which sized pool they are in (2B, travel costs (especially for east 1A, etc.), was completed last side schools with big distances to spring. Districts can’t finalize the travel) would come down as well. formatting of their playoffs until It might even mean that all they know how many state tourthose tournaments could be nament bids they have. played at two sites instead of Each district has control over three. That would save a few how they run their state qualibucks, to be sure. fication playoffs. They’re all a There has also been talk of little different, which can be seeding the football playoffs, somewhat chaotic as it is. But, statewide, as the 3A and 4A for example, the Caribou Trail powers on the west side are tired League should know by the time of playing one another before the season starts whether it has they get to the Tacoma Dome. three or four state tournament Some seeding wouldn’t be a bids on the line. When I’m askbad idea -- within regions, using ing coaches at the start of the a playoff points system (which year what they feel their chances takes strength of schedule into are of making state, and they account) -- but not statewide. don’t know because they don’t Again, you would likely run yet know how many spots are into insane travel costs, either available, that’s a problem (and one team playing 400 miles from not for me). home (or both teams away from I’m sure there is plenty of their fans at a central neutral politicking that goes into the site) for first round state games. process. Still, set a deadline and Most years, there’s only a few get it done, for Pete’s sake. teams that really have a shot of *** getting to the Tacoma Dome. The politicking with state bids For the rest, getting into the is nothing compared to some tournament is a big deal, and

kids should be able to have the expectation of playing the biggest games of their lives where their friends and families can see them. So if Bellevue and Skyline, in those years that they’re in the same classification, don’t like playing one another early in the playoffs ... oh, well. Don’t punish Oroville for it. And finally, the next round of “major” reclassification, where the classifications themselves are evaluated, will be upon us next year. It’s the age-old argument about competitive balance within classifications, versus having equal access to state tournaments. In a nutshell, when classifications all are assigned the same number of schools, in some groups you have the largest schools weigh in with more than double the enrollment of the small schools. Especially in football, it’s hard to compete when you are a school of 350 going against a school of 800 for the same playoff bids. Grouping schools by enrollment instead of by equal numbers has its own pitfalls. Keeping the enrollments fairly equal can result in classifications of wildly different numbers of schools -- i.e. 45 schools in, say, 1A and 70 in 2B. The problem there is that if both have 16 state playoff spots, it’s a lot tougher to qualify for one in 2B. My hope is that a system could be put into place that takes both issues into account. Keeping the enrollments balanced and schools competitive is key to keeping participation numbers up -- no one turns out for football just to get beaten up by a team that has three times the number of kids. But maybe the number of state playoff spots could be proportional to the number of teams in a classification. If your ideal number is to have 25 percent of schools be able to qualify for state, then assign bids accordingly (say, 12 bids for a classification of 45 schools, 18 for a classification of 75). Yes, all the state tournaments would thus be different. But we already have that at the district and regional levels (as well as the 8-man state football tourney), so

why not?

*** I’ll be clear on this one, I am not ragging on the officials here. They were merely doing what they have been directed to do. And, granted, a four-man crew officiating a high school football game has its hands full. But the way they are mandated to position themselves during PAT kicks is ridiculous. (I even got to see the page in the officials’ guide that verified that this is indeed the case.) I hadn’t really noticed it until Friday’s Tonasket-Okanogan game, but not having anyone standing under the goalposts is a recipe for trouble. There is no way that the officials can properly judge a kick if they don’t have the correct angle. And indeed, at least one kick judged as good that was at least five yards wide left -- which I saw because I was under the goalpost instead of a referee. Again, I don’t fault the officials. Standing at the goal line, you can’t tell when the kick passes the goalposts if it flies above them. Can’t be done. At least this is one thing the NFL’s replacement referees have figured out. Though don’t ask Bill Belichick what he thinks about their judgment on kicks. *** Speaking of officiating, one candidate to put up for joining one of the NFL’s replacement referee crews is the center ref from Saturday’s Tonasket-Cascade game. If there is one thing the replacement refs haven’t done, it’s keep control of the game, much less make the right calls. They say that fans don’t go to games to watch the refs, but I’d pay to watch this guy. He was confident with his calls, firm with the players without being overbearing, explained his decisions clearly, gave a number of warnings but only one (yellow) card, and kept his sideline judges from going off the rails. One parent pointed out that even when the center ref made a call he disagreed with, he had no inclination to argue with the guy. Even the coaches, by their demeanor throughout the rather intense contest, didn’t seem to have an appetite for arguing. Well played, sir.

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Kali Peters tangles with an Entiat defender during Thursday’s contest.

Late scores down Hornets By Brent Baker

OROVILLE - Oroville’s girls soccer team put forth its most solid effort of the season Thursday, Sept. 20, playing on even footing with Entiat until a second half flurry by the Tigers finished off a 5-1 defeat of the Hornets. The Hornets trailed 2-0 at the half despite playing a level field in terms of possession, but got back in the game when Meagan Moralez tallied her first career goal in the first minute of the second half. Lily Hilderbrand’s cross provided the assist. The Hornets had a number of chances to tie the score, but came up empty.

Entiat scored thee goals in a five minute span after the midpoint of the second half to put the game out of reach. Oroville goalkeeper Tosca Pickering had nine saves, as did Entiat keeper Yumiko Sanford. Alexis Swearinger and Aja Silliman each had two goals and Taylor Southard had one for Entiat (1-2, 1-0 CWL). Oroville fell to 0-5 (0-2). The Hornets also lost to Manson in a non-league contest on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 10-0. The game was originally scheduled as a non-league tilt to be played in Entiat, but was switched to Oroville do to fire-related air quality issues. Oroville next plays at Bridgeport on Sept. 27.

Bridgeport sweeps Oroville volleyball By Brent Baker

BRIDGEPORT - Oroville’s volleyball team traveled to Bridgeport for a non-league contest on Thursday, Sept. 20, and suffered a 25-15, 25-14, 25-23 sweep at the hands of the Fillies. “(We) had some great plays, but just couldn’t pull it together as a team,” said Oroville coach

Stacey Hinze. “Although we did not bring home a win, we are now aware of what we need to work on when we meet Bridgeport again in league play.” The Hornets (0-5) were set to open Central Washington 2B League play at Manson on Tuesday, Sept. 25. Stats: Monica Herrera 3 kills, 15 digs; Rachelle Nutt 13 digs; Bridget Clark 15 digs.

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sports Tigers, Hornets race in Spokane By Brent Baker

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Chad Edwards (77) hangs on to Arturo Ramos as the rest of the Tonasket defense, led by Austin Booker (35) converge on the Okanogan running back.

Too deep a hole for Tigers By Brent Baker

TONASKET - Playing before what was by far the largest crowd of the season, the Tonasket football team didn’t exactly come out firing on all cylinders. With KREM 2 weather forecaster Tom Sherry and his crew in attendance, the Tigers fell behind 35-7 at halftime and looked like they were set to play most of the second half under the dreaded running clock. But the Tigers bounced back to make a game of it, “winning” the second half and throwing a bit of a scare into the Bulldogs before falling 42-21. “I give our kids a lot of credit,” said Tonasket coach Jay Hawkins. “They were down 28 and came out (in the second half) intense. We felt like we were a lot better than what we showed in the first half, and I thought we played like

it in the second half.” Momentum shifted on Michael Orozco’s interception and big return to midfield late in the third quarter. Orozco scored on a 5-yard run with 1:48 left in the third to make it 35-14. Ian Young picked off a pass on Okanogan’s next play to again give the Tigers the ball at midfield. Tonasket moved the ball to the Okanogan 5, but the Bulldogs’ Arturo Ramos made what may have been the play of the game by stripping the ball on a 4th-and-1 play to end the Tigers’ threat. It was a big play because Orozco picked off his second pass of the half three plays later, returning it to the Okanogan 1-yard line to set up Austin Booker’s 1-yard plunge. Derek Sund’s extra point kick made it 35-21, and after Collin Aitcheson recovered the ensuing onside kick Tonasket was in business again with eight minutes still to play.

“It was pretty cool that all our fans stuck around for the second half,” Hawkins said. “They got to see us play the way we can, and after Collin recovered the kick, it got pretty loud. It was exciting. “If we had gotten that other score (which would have made it 35-28), it would really have been interesting to see how it would have played out.” But with a 14-point deficit still to overcome, the Tigers weren’t able to move the ball, and the Bulldogs sacked Jeff Stedtfeld for a big loss and a fumble that set up Okanogan’s final touchdown of the night (a 12-yard run by Tyler Morris) to regain control of the game for good. Turnovers were a huge factor in the first half as well, as a fumble and an interception on the Tigers’ first three possessions set up Okanogan scores, though a Booker touchdown in the first quarter briefly had Tonasket

ahead 7-6. It was close until the final minutes of the second quarter, when Tonasket mistakes on special teams set up two quick Okanogan scores heading into the half. “The good thing was, we showed how we’re capable of playing,” Hawkins said. “But we made way too many mistakes. And to Okanogan’s credit, they took full advantage of them.” Orozco ran for 95 yards on 11 carries and Roberto Juarez caught two passes for 41 yards. Booker added 60 yards on 19 carries, and Jeff Stedtfeld, while splitting quarterback duties with Trevor Terris, completed 2-of-4 passes for 45 yards and an interception. The Tigers (3-1, 1-1 CTL) are scheduled to travel to Cashmere (4-0, 2-0) this Friday, Sept. 28. The Bulldogs, second-ranked in the state, look as powerful as ever as they’ve allowed just seven points total in their four games.

SPOKANE - Both Tonasket and Oroville raced on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the huge multi-class Erik Anderson/Runner’s Soul Invitational, featuring some of the strongest teams and individuals on the east side of the state and Idaho. Oroville’s Sierra Speiker took top honors among local runners, placing second overall to Gracie Ledwith of Lewis and Clark with time of 18:44.75 on the full 5K course. It was the 11th-fastest time run so far this year in all Washington classifications, the fastest by over a minute in 1B/2B and a top-five time in every classification but 4A. Also running for the Oroville girls were Lisa Hartvig (119th, 24:44.63); Callie Barker (137th, 26:22.48 in her first race of the year); and Celene Cisneros (150th, 32:21.11). Diego Santana (150th, 21:18.24) and Ronel Kee (171st, 24:25.74) ran for the Oroville boys. Tonasket was led by Oscar Avilez in the boys race (58th, 18:00.74), beating his previous 5K best by 18 seconds. Adam Halvorsen (122nd, 19:43.03) was followed by Smith Condon (149th, 21:14.87), Lawrence Wambugu (152nd, 21:31.28), Abe Podkranic (169th, 23:35.65), Jordan Hughes (175th, 26:25.40) and Dallin Good (178th, 30:10.32) for the Tigers. “Oscar and Adam both ran very good races,” said Tonasket coach Bob Thornton. “Oscar competed very well against the teams from the NEA League that we will see at the regional meet. It was Adam’s best race of the year

and the strongest I have seen him finish a race.” Avilez’s time is currently the 12th best among regional competitors and within range of a state finals bid if he can hold that position. For the girls, Jessica Puente led the way with a 108th place finish in 24:14.19. She was followed by Kallie Mirick (121st, 24:46.31), Giesa Seidler (132nd, 25:33.82), Claire Thornton (144th, 27:30.36), Vanessa Pershing (145th, 28:23.63) and Corrina Karrer (151st, 33:24.57). Mirick was running her first race. “She ran very well,” Thornton said. “She moved up throughout the race and finished strong. As she gets more experience racing she’s going to do well.” Both teams travel to Kettle Falls on Sept. 29 for the Can-Am Invitational.

Alumni run too The high schools weren’t the only ones racing Saturday in Spokane’s Plantes Ferry Park. Zack Speiker of Everett Community College (Oroville), Damon Halvorsen of Spokane Falls CC (Tonasket), Michael Goble of Spokane Falls CC (Omak) and Jon Bennett of Spokane CC (Republic) had all seen plenty of each other throughout high school, and all finished within hailing distance of one another in the 163-man 8k collegiate race. Speiker finished 82nd with a time of 27:37.69, followed by Halvorsen (85th, 27:44.44), Bennett (87th, 27:45.16) and Goble (93rd, 28:00.38). For the women, Catie Arrigoni of Everett (Oroville) was 23rd in 18:59.65 (5K) out of 154 runners.

Cascade volleyball sweeps Tigers Kittitas runs past By Brent Baker

Omak 3, Tonasket 1

LEAVENWORTH - Forest fires and the smoky conditions they have created haven’t slowed down the Cascade volleyball team. The Kodiaks, whose only loss of any kind this season came in a weekend tournament to 4A Eisenhower (and who beat Chelan for the first time in years last week) swept Tonasket on Saturday in three sets, 25-12, 25-11, 25-6. “My girls continue to fight,” said Tonasket coach Jackie Gliddon. “I’m confident that they can and will bring their play together.” The Tigers (2-4, 0-4 Caribou Trail League) stay on the road with a match at Chelan on Thursday, Sept. 27. Stats: Carrisa Frazier 8-9 serving, 2 aces; Sadie Long 5-5 serving, 2 aces, 1 kill; Ahlia Young 2-2 serving, 1 kill; Jenny Bello 2-2 serving; Devan utt 2 aces, 2 kills; Shea Smith 1 kill.

TONASKET - Tonasket’s volleyball team got off to a lightningquick start against Omak, but couldn’t maintain their momentum as the Pioneers came back for a 17-25, 25-12, 25-12, 25-18 victory over the Tigers. “(We) played well again,” said Tonasket coach Jackie Gliddon. “We continue to work on being able to finish.” The first set was everything Gliddon could have asked for, but Omak came back to with a 10-1 run in the second set to snap a 6-6 tie, and similarly ran off an 8-1 run in the second set. “Ahlia Young was consistent on the serving line,” Gliddon said. “Carrisa Frazier and Jenny Bello both continue to be consistent on the serving line as well. Cassie Spear dug the ball well for the team as the libero ... her hustle on the court helps to keep the ball in play.”

Oroville football By Brent Baker

Brent Baker/staff photo

Tonasket’s Sadie Long (left) and Ahlia Young go up to block Omak’s Diane Hilderbrand during last Tuesday’s CTL volleyball match.

OROVILLE - Oroville’s football team knew that Kittitas was going to run the ball. The Coyotes ran, and ran, and ran some more, not throwing a single pass while rushing for nearly 400 yards as they downed Oroville 38-14 on Friday, Sept. 22. It was the Central Washington 2B League opener for both teams. Kittitas put together drives of 72 and 70 yards to open up the game, scoring on a pair of short touchdown runs. By halftime, Kittitas (1-2, 1-0 CWL) held a 32-0 lead, and opened the third quarter with a 12-play, 78-yard touchdown drive to build on its advantage. The Hornets finally got things going late in the game as quar-

terback Luke Kindred twice connected with Tanner Smith on a pair of long touchdown passes. The first, for 41-yards, late in the third quarter to get the the Hornets on the scoreboard. Kindred and Smith hooked up again for 36 yards with eight seconds left. Dustin Nigg hit both extra points. Kindred finished 6-of-14 passing for 96 yards and no interceptions, with all but one completion going to Smith. The Hornets struggled to get their rushing attack going. Kindred led the team with 53 yards on 10 carries, with Nigg adding 13 yards on seven carries. Kittitas outgained the Hornets 391-93 on the ground. The Hornets (1-3, 0-1 CWL) travel to Manson (0-3, 0-1) -assuming air quality in Manson allows for football -- on Friday, Feb. 28.

STATS ‘N’ SCHEDULES Standings through Saturday, Sept. 22 Football Caribou Trail League (1A)

League Overall Cashmere Okanogan Cascade Tonasket Quincy Brewster Chelan Omak

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

4-0 3-1 2-2 3-1 1-3 1-3 1-3 0-4

Quincy Brewster Chelan

3 2 0

1-2 1-3 0-3

2-3-0 2-3-0 0-4-0

Central Washington League (1B/2B)

League Overall

Pts Liberty Bell 3 Entiat 3 Bridgeport 0 Manson 0 Oroville 0

W-L W-L-T 1-0 3-3-0 1-0 1-2-0 0-0 3-1-0 0-0 2-3-0 0-2 0-4-0


Central Washington League (2B)

(overall record includes weekend tournament matches)

White Swan Liberty Bell Kittitas Lk Roosevelt Oroville Manson Bridgeport

Caribou Trail League (1A)

League Overall 1-0 1-0 1-0 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-1

3-1 1-3 1-2 0-4 1-3 0-3 0-4

Girls Soccer Caribou Trail League (1A)

League Overall

Okanogan Cashmere Tonasket Omak Cascade

12 9 7 6 3

4-0 3-1 2-2 2-2 1-1

5-0-0 3-2-0 3-2-0 3-3-0 2-2-0

League Overall Cascade Brewster Chelan Cashmere Quincy Omak Okanogan Tonasket

5-0 3-1 3-1 1-2 1-2 1-2 1-2 0-4

10-1 6-2 3-1 1-2 1-3 2-5 3-5 2-4

Central Washington League North (2B)

League Overall Bridgeport Manson

0-0 0-0

7-5 3-5

Oroville 0-0 0-5 Lk Roosevelt 0-0 2-3 Liberty Bell 0-0 2-5 For updated schedules and expanded standings, visit our revamped website at www.gazette-tribune.

High School Sports, Sept. 27-Oct. 6

(Note: do to fire-related air quality concerns, check before leaving for road games to see if time or locations have been changed.) Thursday, Sept. 27 Girls Soccer (Var) - Tonasket at Chelan, 4:30 p.m. Girls Soccer - Oroville at Bridgeport, 4:00 p.m. Volleyball (JV/Var) - Tonasket at Chelan, 5:00 / 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28 Football (Var) - Tonasket at Cashmere, 7:00 p.m. Football (Var) - Oroville at Manson, 7:00 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 Cross Country - Oroville and Tonasket at CanAm Invitational (Kettle Falls), 10:00 a.m. Girls Soccer - Oroville at Wenatchee JV, 1:00 p.m. Volleyball (JV/Var) - Oroville at Pateros, 11:00 / 12:30 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 1 Football (JV) - Omak at Tonasket, 5:30 p.m. Football (JV) - Manson at Oroville, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2 Cross Country - Oroville at Omak Invitational, 4:00 p.m. Girls Soccer (Var/JV) - Cashmere at Tonasket, 4:30 p.m. Girls Soccer - Oroville at Manson, 5:00 p.m. Volleyball (JV/Var) - Cashmere at Tonasket, 5:00 / 6:30 p.m. Volleyball (JV/Var) - Bridgeport at Oroville, 5:00 / 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4 Girls Soccer (Var) - Chelan at Tonasket, 4:30 p.m. Volleyball (JV/Var) - Chelan at Tonasket, 5:00 / 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5 Football (Var) - Cascade at Tonasket (Homecoming), 7:00 p.m. Football (Var) - Oroville at Liberty Bell, 7:00 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6 Cross Country - Oroville at Richland Invitational, 2:00 p.m. (change from original schedule) Volleyball (JV/Var) - Oroville at Entiat, 11:00 / 12:30 p.m.

Submitted photo

This 20-inch, 2.2 pound rainbow was caught by Mr. Hazen of Bothell, using pop gear and soft Power Bait.

Liar’s Cove report Submitted by Gene Bussell

CONCONULLY - Well I still have customers catching some pretty nice fish Mr. Hazen from Bothell caught a 20 inch 2.2 lb. rainbow using pop gear and soft Power Bait. Mr Hazen and his family were trolling from Liars Cove Resort south to the dam. We also had people fishing off of our dock today and caught a 11 inch kokanee. The kokanee are starting to get their lower jaw

curved up so they will be spawning pretty soon. The kokanee went up both West Salmon and North Salmon Creek last year. The kokanee this year grew to between 14 to 17 inches. Really nice fish. A note about the smoke: Conconully is pretty mild. We have only had two days where it was hard to see across the lake. We have had a lot of folks from Wenatchee come up here camping to get away from the smoke.

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OBITUARIES Erik W. Bartleson Erik W. Bartleson, 49 of Lewisville, Texas, passed away on Sept. 9, 2012. Erik was born in St. Paul, Minn. to Warner and Mary Lou Bartleson and grew up in Crystal Lake, Ill. He was an entrepreneur as well as a highly skilled programmer. Erik loved the Colorado mountains with their skiing and snow sports. He enjoyed a complicated challenge and an involved discussion of abstract ideas such as “string theory” and “black holes.” He was an extremely knowledgeable and highly skilled technician, known for his kindness, loyalty, competence, gentleness and huge smile. Erik had lived in Tonasket with his parents for various periods of time. Everywhere he went, he became close friends with many groups, co-workers and others. Erik loved the mountain retreat

home of his father and new mom Sara in Oroville. He is survived by his father, Warner Bartleson (formerly of Grand Coulee and Tonasket); and step-mom, Sara Struble Bartleson (formerly of Indianapolis, Ind.); as well as three sisters: Laurie Barrett and family of Burlington, Wis., Beth Zarian and family of Superior, Colo., and Amy Balcam and family of Bloomington, Ind,; three step-brothers: Scott Cook and family of Jamestown, Ind., Nathan Cook and family of Indianapolis, Ind., and Corey Cook Sr. and family of Indianapolis, Ind.; uncles: Rod Bartleson of Cut Bank, Mont., and Vance Bartleson of Shoreline, Wash.; and great aunt, Clarmae Piegat of Minneapolis, Minn.. He also has 13 nieces and nephews and two grand-nieces as well as many cousins. Erik was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Lou (nee Moe) Bartleson. A memorial service was held

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Howard Arthur Cumbo

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Services will be held Friday, Sept. 28 at 11 a.m. at the Oroville Free Methodist Church with Pastor Rod Brown officiating. Interment will follow at the Riverview Cemetery in Oroville. A luncheon will follow at the Senior Center in Oroville. In lieu of flowers the family would like donations to be made to the Oroville Senior Center or the Oroville Fire Department. Please share your thoughts and memories by signing Howard’s online guestbook at Bergh Funeral Service of Oroville and Tonasket in care of arrangements

Howard Arthur Cumbo, 81, died peacefully in the North Valley Extended care in Tonasket Sept. 19 2012. Howard was born Dec. 10 1930 to Alva and Irene (Ludwig) Cumbo in Leavenworth. Howard’s family lived for a brief time in the Methow Valley before settling in Chewelah, where he graduated High School in 1949. After high school Howard joined the U.S. Army in 1951 and served in the Korean War and discharged in 1953. After the Army he met Byrdie Thrasher who was a nurse at Deaconess hospital. They moved to Oroville and were married on June 4, 1954. They bought a small orchard and he started working for Zosel Lumber in 1955 and retired from there in 1992. He served on the Oroville Fire Department from 1958 until 1992. Howard enjoyed hunting and fishing and passed his love for that to his three children and grandchildren. He also enjoyed raising bees with his son Ken and was a state apiary inspector for Okanogan County. After retirement he enjoyed yard sales and auctions and antiquing with his wife Byrdie. Later he became very involved with the Oroville Senior Center where he was on the board and held office. He loved to play pinochle every Saturday night at the Center. Howard is preceded in death by his parents; brothers: Dale and Floyd; wife, Byrdie; daughter, Theresa and son, Wayne. He is survived by his son, Ken (Jan Hansen) of Oroville; six granddaughters: Melisa (Jeremiah) Garcia of Mesquite, Nev., Jennifer Allenby of Oroville, Alysia Cumbo of Ellensburg, Brea (Mark) Blakney of Wenatchee, Sara Horner of Fife, Wash. and Rachel Horner of Auburn, Wash. and 10 great grandchildren.

Monte Alexander

Alexander of Columbus, Ohio. He first worked for Boeing and on fishing boats in Alaska and then was self-employed with multiple hats, as a wrecking yard owner, rancher, horse breeder, real estate and logging and mining ventures. He was a member of AQHA and Jockey Club and numerous other organizations. He was known for his story telling and passion for life and was a local historian from living in the Okanogan Highlands for 40 years. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Myrna and brother, Myron. He is survived by Cheryl McNall his life partner; sons: Abraham Alexander, Adam McNall and wife Tracy and grandsons Cody and Travis McNall; brothers: Bud Alexander and wife Charlene, Rick Alexander and wife Julie, Roger Brown and Randy Brown. A Celebration of Life will be held 2 p.m. at the Molson Grange on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 with a potluck to follow. Precht-Harrison-Nearents Chapel and the Okanogan County Crematory are caring for the arrangements.

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Faith Lutheran Church

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Immaculate Conception Parish

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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

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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

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September 27, 2012 edition of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune

Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune, September 27, 2012  

September 27, 2012 edition of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune