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Odd weather hasn’t totally dampened cherry harvest BY GARY A. DEVON MANAGING EDITOR

OROVILLE – You don’t like the weather in the valley, just wait five minutes and it will change – from extreme heat to rain and hail, this year’s cherry harvest has seen it all. Yet despite the high heat, bouts of torrential rain and the occasional hail thrown in, Greg Moser, General Manager of Gold Digger Fruit, says the crop hasn’t suffered nearly as much as one might expect. “The only thing Mother Nature hasn’t thrown at us has been snow,” said Moser. “We’ve had rain, hail and extreme heat, I keep waiting for a blizzard.” Moser said not all the cherries have come away unscathed, with some blocks of Rainiers splitting from the combination of rain and sunshine that growers fear the most during harvest. “Our splits have actually been minimal, although some growers had damage from the rain, especially in their Rainiers. We have had some growers who have had to walk away from certain blocks,” Moser said. “But most of the damage has actually been coming from the extreme heat.” The growers cooperative’s GM said cherry growers have been using helicopters and blowers to affectively dry off the fruit all throughout the North end of the valley. It hasn’t been unusual to see two or three helicopters slowly flying low over rows of the fruit trees and then heading back to Oroville’s Dorothy Scott Airport to refuel and return to begin the process in another block. Moser said the cherries are high quality and look good, but the biggest problem his growers have seen this year is their small size. “While we normally have nine row and larger, we have been getting smaller sizes like 10s and 11s... that’s uncharacteristic for our area,” he said. The cause was a wet cold spring, which didn’t allow for enough cell division,


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Blow Dryer: A helicopter from RJ Helicopters hovers over a cherry orchard off Sawtell Rd. in Oroville in an effort to dry off one of the many rains that have hit the valley this summer. There is always a danger the fruit will split after a rain followed by a heat cycle so growers hire helicopter services like this Yakima-based company and use blowers to try and dry the cherries as quickly as possible. resulting in smaller, weaker fruit that apples, but not the cherries. The worst With market prices down, as well as didn’t “shuck” off the tree because the hail seemed to have been in the Omak the size of the fruit, cherries might not trees never got the heat, according to and Conconully areas,” he said. “Most make the returns that the growers were Moser. of the hail here came with lots of rain hoping for. However, the apple harvest Now that it’s summer and the heat is which tends to keep the damage to a could make that up for some growers as here with a vengeance, some growers minimum.” they’re forecasting a strong apple market have taken to running water on their Most of Gold Digger’s cherry grow- in the fall. trees for two or three hours to try and ers have been sorting their fruit in the “Michigan froze out, the East Coast keep damage from the sun to a mini- orchards and Moser said the pack-outs at is predicting a 35 percent smaller crop mum, he explained. the warehouse have been normal. and Europe is predicting a seven per“That doesn’t help the top of the trees Currently Gold Digger has over 750 cent smaller crop. Even with a record though,” said Moser. people working either in the orchards crop forecast for the state, we won’t have The hail has just been in spot areas, or at the warehouse, according to Moser, enough to replace all that,” Moser said. according to Moser. who says the company is at its employ- “Hopefully it will be a promising year for “In our area it may have marked some ment peak right now. our apple growers.”

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OROVILLE/OSOYOOS – The International Joint Commission is seeking public comments in meetings planned for Oroville and Osoyoos regarding the regulation of water levels of Lake Osoyoos. The first meeting will be held Tuesday, July 24, at the Oroville High School Commons, 1008 Ironwood St., at 7 p.m. The second meeting will be on Wednesday, July 25 at the Best Western Plus Sunrise Inn at 5506 Main Street, Osoyoos, at 7 p.m. The commission has regulated lake water since 1946 under the Lake Osoyoos Order which provides for the regulation of water levels for the benefit of agriculture, tourism, municipal interests and fishery protection. In that year the commission approved alterations to the old wooden Zosel Dam which was downstream from the lake. In 1987, under orders of the IJC the new Zosel Dam was constructed to replace the old dam. The orders set maximum and minimum lake elevations of 911.5 and 909 feet during normal years. During a drought year, water may be stored to lake elevation as high as 913.0 feet. The current Orders of Approval for the lake are set to expire on Feb. 22, 2013, unless renewed. The commission asked its International Osoyoos Lake Board of Control to present a report of recommen-

dations for renewing the Osoyoos Lake Orders. Drawing on the results of eight studies commissioned by IJC, the board recommends that the scope of a renewed Order remain limited to the management of lake levels with only minor modifications that are primarily related to a revised lake-level rule curve (i.e. prescribed lake water level elevation limits over time per an IJC Order). The board also recommends that the Commission should encourage the continued cooperation between British Columbia and Washington State to balance flow needs across the international border and downstream of the dam, while respecting goals for lake elevations and limits on releases that are possible from Okanagan Lake in southern British Columbia. The Board recommends a public review of a proposed rule curve. The proposed rule curve would provide additional seasonal flexibility in achieving targeted lake levels, and would accommodate multiple uses and users of the lake. The proposal would also eliminate drought/nondrought declarations and would limit the maximum lake levels to 912.5 feet in the summer. More detailed discussion of the proposed rule curve and the Board’s recommendations on renewal of the Order are contained in the Board’s Report entitled Recommendations for Renewal of the International Joint Commission’s Osoyoos Lake Order now posted on the IJC website at


TONASKET - The City of Tonasket’s move to re-bid the pending pedestrian crossing project appears to have paid dividends, based on the response it got through a process it was able to utilize known as a public interest finding. The council had been taken aback by its original bid for the full project, which exceeded the available funding to put in a solar-powered, manually operated crossing light at the intersection of Whitcomb and Second. It would provide safer access to North Valley Hospital from its parking area across the street. Project engineers from Varela and Associates recommended the public interest finding process, which upon state Department of Transportation approval allowed the City of Tonasket to break the bid out into separate equipment and installation segments. The council approved a quote by Traffic Safety Supply for $13,220 for the purchase of the sign itself, contingent on DOT approval, the lowest of three bids. “Just for the sign itself, it floors me how much of a difference (there was) between going out and getting quotes ourselves,” said Tonasket Mayor Patrick Plumb, “as opposed to going out and having a third party go out and get a quote for a capital purchase.” The council discussed whether or not to go ahead with the installation project immediately, but opted to wait until the next council meeting. Washington DOT officials plan to be at that meeting to discuss the project, including how it will mesh with the DOT project that will involve grinding down and repaving Whitcomb, as well as installing new ADA-approved sidewalk ramps.

“We’d rather do it right then do it quick.” Patrick Plumb, Tonasket Mayor

Plumb said that while he was anxious to get the pedestrian project underway, “We’d rather do it right then do it quick.”

International Joint Commission seeks public comments MANAGING EDITOR

Bid for crossing upgrade accepted

Pool update

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Okanogan County Auditor Laurie Thomas (left) and Tonasket Mayor Patrick Plumb show off the new ballot drop box in front of the Tonasket City Hall. There are now three 24-hour drop boxes in Okanogan County, they are located at Tonasket City Hall, 209 S. Whitcomb Ave., at the Omak City Hall/Police Department at 8 N. Ash St. and at 180 Pateros Mall, parking lot, and will be available for the Aug. 7 primary election. Ballots are being mailed on July 19. The ballot drop boxes will open on Friday, July 20 and remain open until 8 p.m. on election night. The drop boxes were purchased and installed with the assistance of a HAVA (Help America Vote Act) grant made available to Okanogan County by the Washington Secretary of State’s office. Thomas would like to thank the City of Pateros and mayor Gail Howe, the City of Omak and mayor Cindy Gagne along with the City of Tonasket and Mayor Patrick Plumb for their cooperation in providing the sites for the official drop boxes.



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While a committee to spearhead the building of a new swimming pool has not yet officially formed, Councilman Scott Olson said he’d made headway in finding a number of volunteers, as well as someone who expressed interest in leading it. “Joyce Fancher is interested in heading the committee,” Olson said. “The greater Tonasket area needs to be well represented.” City Clerk Alice Attwood said that she hadn’t received any calls from people volunteering to be on the committee. “I was approached on Sunday as to why the city isn’t busing kids to Omak (to swim),” said Councilwoman Jean Ramsey. Mayor Plumb asked if the creation of the committee required council action. “My understanding is that they are going to try to create a parks / pool district,” Olson said. “That district will then work with the council ... “As far as ideas and limitations we’ll want to be involved in it.” “The vision we’ve had over time, we need to make sure over time, what are the next steps? Say, they get a taxing district that exists outside the city limits, we would have to vote to join it. And then we would have to deal with the ownership

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COUNCIL | FROM A1 of the pool: does it stay the city’s, does it go to the taxing district?” Ramsey suggested using tapping into city planner Kurt Danison’s knowledge, while Attwood and Plumb said that city attorney Mick Howe should also be involved to make sure the legalities are adequately addressed. Olson and Fancher also pointed out that Fancher had both city council and recreation district experience. “We’ll probably keep this on the agenda at least until the first community meeting they have,” Plumb said. “I think we should welcome Ms Fancher to come in any time to ask and report on whatever she’d like to see.”

Bike demo Greg Howard, owner/engineer of Okanogan County Motorized Bicycles, presented his product to the council with the thought that Tonasket Police might take an interest in a bicycle patrol. Howard said that bikes cost about $800 with the motor added and can go up to 30 mph. It is easily started with the bicycle in motion, such as when turning to head uphill. “My machine makes rather quick work of (Tonasket’s) hills, between the motor itself and the rider pedaling,” Howard said. “I can take Fourth Street from Main Street up to the high school without any effort at all. And I’m not an athlete.” Plus, he said the Huffy-based frame is quite durable. “This is the bike you used

when your good bike was broken,” Howard said. “Thanks for choosing Tonasket (to do business in),” Plumb said. “You can be our ‘Einstein of Tonasket.’” Later in the meeting, Howard’s demonstration brought back discussion the possibility of adopting an ATV/snowmobile ordinance, both to aid in the use of smaller vehicles for law enforcement and to enhance Tonasket’s appeal and access for those in the area for recreational activities. No action was taken.

Other actions taken

By Brent Baker

TONASKET - The North Valley Hospital Board of Commissioners approved the replacement of its primary print server at their Thursday, July 12, meeting, formalizing a transaction that had been previously approved on an emergency basis.

The old print server failed on July 3, and CEO Linda Michel approved the $9,885 purchase on an emergency basis. The board formally approved the purchase on Thursday. Chief Information Officer Kelly Cariker said that the new server was an upgrade over the previous one and could be used for multiple functions. The hos-

pital had budgeted $30,000 for servers. The board also approved the courtesy appointments of two Coast-to-Coast Emergency Room physicians and the courtesy reappointments of 10 Radia physicians. Also approved were advanced privileges for North Valley Family Medicine physician Paul Lacey and Coast-to-

TONASKET - Linda Black’s goal of having a spray park in place in Tonasket by next year took a big step forward last week when she received a $25,000 donation to kick-start fundraising for the project. “I don’t want anyone to think this is something we’re doing to replace the pool,” Black said.

“But this is something we can get together within the next year, while the pool is going to take three to five years to get done.” A spray park of the size Black is trying to pull together would accommodate 12 or so kids at a time and cost about $150,000. “It came from a family that lives on the west side (of the state) but spends their summers here,” Black said. “They were

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Dennis Brown takes his oath of office after being appointed to the Tonasket City Council on July 10.

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moms that are looking at a theme and name for the park.” She said that in order for the park to be completed by next summer, half of the funding needs to be raised by November. “This is something that will give the kids something to do during the summer until the pool is built,” Black said. “And it will still be a great thing once we have a pool again.”

really disappointed that the pool was shut down but when they heard about the possibility of the spray park, decided they would help out.” Black said that she would raise money for the project through the Tonasket Visitor and Business Resource center. “We’re looking for clubs to get involved, and donations from wherever we can get them,” she said. “We have a group of young

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Coast physician Mark Mueller. Michel also announced that the new patient care plan for the Oroville clinic would be rolled out the next day, while it would be put in place in the Tonasket clinic once it was moved into the new second floor area. The NVH Board of Commissioners next meets Thursday, July 26.

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Among other actions, the council approved the six-year transportation program with minimal alterations from last year; amended the fee resolution, eliminating duplicate items; surplussed the existing swimming pools and authorized Attwood to sell them to the closest interested municipality for adequate value; approved the latest Varela and Associates bill for the water and sewer project; approved the use of Triangle Park for the North Valley Hospital Foundation benefit garage sale; and approved the consent agenda. Plumb also read a proclamation for KXLY television personality Mark Peterson, which he was to present to Peterson at Saturday’s Tonasket Truck and Tractor Pulls that Peterson was in town to announce. The Tonasket City Council next meets Tuesday, July 24, at the Tonasket City Hall.

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Oroville Heritage Days and Fly-in July 20 and 21 OROVILLE – The Okanogan Borderlands Historical Society presents Heritage Days and Flyin this Friday and Saturday in Oroville. Heritage Days begins at Oroville’s Veteran’s Memorial Park on Friday, July 20 at 7 p.m. with Native Stories, sponsored by the Royal Neighbors of America. Also at 7 p.m. the “All Star” Community Choir will be per-

forming at the Free Methodist Church. On Saturday, July 21, the day begins at the airport, named for Oroville’s own Dorothy Scott, an early aviator and WAC, who ferried planes during World War II. There will be a full breakfast from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., sponsored by the Boy Scouts. “It’s one of the best breakfasts I’ve ever had at any fly-in, Walt

and the scouts to a really good job,” said Steve Johnston, Oroville’s Airport Service Manager. The Farmer’s Market in front of the library begins at 9 a.m. There’s also a Bring Your Own Yard Sale in Madeline Wells Park behind the library [sign-up required, (509) 476-2187] and a Quilt Show in Centennial Park. The Quilt Show is sponsored by the Molson Highland Quilters and

they promise to show off many Antique Quilts in local store windows, like the Gazette-Tribune office. At 10 p.m. there will be live music in the park and the museum will feature their exhibit “Past and Present” with the working model train based on the historic Great Northern Railway that served this area. On the veranda

of the depot the Garden Club and the Royal Neighbors will be having a sale and there will be ice cream, special popcorn and the Senior’s Pie by the Slice and more, according to Kay Sibley, executive director of the historical society. Back at the airport the “All Star” Community Choir will be performing and airplane rides will be available.

“This year we’re doing things a little differently with the antique tractors, in addition to the show their will be a tractor pull held across the highway from the Oroville Building Supply,” said Tillie Porter, president of the historical society. The tractors will be on display beginning at 10 a.m. and the tractor pull starts at 1 p.m.

Can-Am Apple Cup Hydroplane Races OROVILLE - Hear the rumble, feel the thunder, the Can-Am Apple Cup Hydroplane Races are back, July 21 and 22, at Lake Osoyoos off Deep Bay Park. With seven classes the water will be spraying and splashing fabulous rooster tails, say organizers. There will be 1 Liters, the 2.5 Mods, the 2.5 Stocks, 5 Liters, Antiques, Flatbottoms, Super Stock, National Mods and Vintage powerboats racing. Drivers and crews say they’re ready to rumble. Racers from as far away as Colorado, Nevada and Canada’s “Kiwi” Paul Russell will be there. Local racers Eric Jones and Scott Thornton say they are ready to

show their stuff. Both Saturday and Sunday will start off with breakfast with the racers at 7 a.m. at a cost of $1 per item in a “create your own omelet” provided by the Can-Am Association. The American and Canadian National Anthems will be sung by Oroville’s own Debra Donahue at 9:15 a.m. on Saturday morning. The boats will churn up the lake starting at 9:30 a.m. both days. The highly energized competitions will run until around 2 p.m. or until the wind kicks up too much to race, say organizers. The Shriner’s Trolley will transport those that want a ride to and from the races on Saturday by donation. This will allow race-

goers to enjoy the races, as well as Oroville’s Heritage Days without having to burn their own gas or find parking at Deep Bay Park. Just park anywhere in town and look for the balloons on Main Street marking the boarding and disembarking. The trolley will be making a loop from 10th Street, through town, to Deep Bay and back, all day long. Sponsors for this year’s event are Discount Fireworks, Prince’s Ace Hardware, Kinross Gold, CWJ Orchards, The All Things Buffalo Ranch, River Oaks RV Park, Oroville Building Supply, Jones Farming and Fabrication, the Y-11 Polecat Race Team and Prince’s Foods.

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okanogan valley life SCHOOL SHOOTING DRILL

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Officers scale the stairs at Tonasket High School to begin Saturday’s school shooting drill, while drill coordinator Jim Rice observes from below.

Preparing for the worst First responders learn from shooting drill By Brent Baker

TONASKET - Smoke and the sounds of gunfire filled the air, as did the moans and screams of fallen students and the shouts of law enforcement wading into an unknown, tense situation. Thankfully, the students (and some adults) were acting, the gory wounds had been carefully applied by a makeup artist, the ammunition was the equivalent of mini-paintballs and the situation was a scenario designed by Tonasket police officer Jim Rice to train first responders who could be called to a shooting in a crowded school building. The drill, held Saturday, July 14, at Tonasket High School, involved officers from the Tonasket and Oroville Police Departments, Border Patrol, Okanogan County Sheriff ’s Office Emergency Manager Scott Miller, and area fire and EMS personnel. Tonasket reserve officer John Devlin drove from the Seattle area just for the training.

“It really raises the stress level. We made some mistakes, but I’d rather make those mistakes here than in a real situation. It’s about as real as it can get.”

Above left, Tonasket EMS practices its response procedures on a pair of “victims” during Saturday’s school shooting drill; bottom left, Oroville Ambulance Coordinator Debra Donahue applies fake blood to T.J. Silverthorn prior to Saturday’s school shooting drill. Donahue’s make-up jobs on a host of volunteers added realism for the officers involved in the training; above right, officers confer during the drill; lower right, Tonasket police chief Robert Burks operating at full intensity.

Todd Hill, Oroville Police Officer

Playing their parts to add realism to the situation were about 15 students with a variety of very realistic wounds applied by Oroville Ambulance Coordinator Debra Donahue, a pair of student shooters, as well as volunteer adults. Observers on hand included Tonasket School District superintendent Paul Turner, a handful of parents, a video crew and a reporter. “I thought the training went very well,” Rice said. “Each year we make fewer mistakes, but we still made some.” Actually, Rice said, the mistakes weren’t a bad thing, admitting that a perfect runthrough might have meant the scenario was too easy. “No matter how much training you’ve had, it still hones your skills,” he said. “It doesn’t make it foolproof. Every situation is different.” Rice’s scenario faced police with multiple shooters who had already gunned down a number of students, a hostage situation, booby traps, and other unpleasant surprises. The student actors weren’t involved in the shooting action, but were directed to their spots to replicate what officers would encounter when they arrived on an active scene. Some played unconscious or dead victims, while others grabbed at officers as they went by or pleaded for help. Officers and EMS ran through the scenario twice, with a different set of first-

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responders entering the scene each time. “It was excellent training,” said Oroville officer Todd Hill, a nine-year veteran who was going through his first run through of one of Rice’s scenarios. “It really raises the stress level. We made some mistakes, but I’d rather make those mistakes here than in a real situation. “It’s about as real as it can get. We need to do more of it.” Tina Mikesell - on hand as a volunteer, not in her job as a mortician - played the part of a panicked adult that interfered with the officers’ efforts. In one scenario she was apprehended and forced to the floor, and in another was accidentally

shot. “The point was that I was supposed to scare them and distract them during hostage negotiations,” she said. “Things like that can happen. You don’t know what you’ll run into ... I guess I did pretty good at that. “I think it’s a wonderful activity to support our law enforcement,” Mikesell added. “It’s good practice. Hopefully it never happens, but it’s always good to prepare.” Tonasket EMS director Michael Greene said his team, which went through the whole scenario twice, learned several things during its first run that it applied

to the second time through. “I have been in the fortunate, or unfortunate, position to be in probably half a dozen scenes with perhaps 10, 12, 15 patients in them,” Greene said. “So what I’ve learned ... and what I want to implant in our team is keeping it simple, giving direct feedback. “We have four or five lessons we’ve gotten out of this we’ll incorporate into our training. “I was very pleased and it was a great training opportunity.” “We used the ICS (Incident Command System) program, and it just seemed to flow better this year,” said Tonasket

police chief Robert Burks. “It was more organized. “I think all the different agencies learned things we can improve on so if a real situation happens, or for training next year, it could flow even better.” “The ICS is the most effective way to run any kind of incident,” Greene said. “That’s what we implemented in our situation - our own incident command system within the larger incident command structure that existed. “It’s like a football team. Without a captain, in terms of running an incident ... that’s where you see the chaos and confusion. But when you have a team and everybody knows their roles, and there is someone assigning them to their roles, it works really well. You get good feedback, it runs smoother, and it’s expandable.” Both Burks and Rice were pleased with the turnout of volunteers this year, as well. “It was a good turnout,” Burks said. “You want it as real as possible, and we’ve had years where we’ve had like five victims. It’s not the same as if you have 15 kids, some of them crying for help.” “The turnout was the best we’ve had,” Rice said. “I thought the EMS did a great job and the kids seemed to have some fun with it. “You could see that (the officers) who hadn’t been through this before were a little more tense. But all of them get pumped when they go though this kind of training. It’s really the only way to begin to be ready for a situation like that.” Turner said, after watching both runthroughs, that he hoped to coordinate additional training with law enforcement, perhaps on a Saturday during the school year, that would help school staff with preparation for such an incident. “There is a need for more coordination with local authorities, both with what we do at the school and in the communication, transitioning over (to law enforcement) should there be such a scenario,” Turner said. “It’s obvious we need to do more trainings. That’s what Mr. Rice wants to do and I think he’s on the right track.”



THE TOWN CRIER Who’s voting for whom and where? Just as important as knowing the candidates is knowing which candidates represent you in the various legislative districts. One reader said this can be confusing and suggested we find a way of explaining which district the various citizens of the county vote in. As the Tuesday, Aug. 7 primary ballots are going out in the mail today, we thought we’d do our best to try and clear some of this up. As far as the state legislature, Okanogan County is in parts of two districts, Seventh and 12th. The Seventh goes from Oroville to Omak, and includes Tonasket, Loomis, Molson, Havillah, Nighthawk, Wauconda, Riverside, Conconully and everything inbetween. While the 12th covers the rest of the county, like Okanogan, Brewster, Pateros, the Methow, Nespelem and Coulee Dam. The Seventh District, the one we’re most concerned about in this end of the county, is currently served by three Republicans, Sen. Bob Morton and Reps. Shelly Short and Joel Kretz. Both representatives are up for reelection to two-year terms. While Short, from Addy, Wash., has no challenger in the primary, Kretz, from Wauconda, faces Bob Wilson, a Republican, from Ione. Readers will note we’ve talked about how much our current legislators have done to put forward our unique needs. You might also note we called all the candidates Republicans, while the actual ballot is going to say “Prefers Republican Party,” I don’t think you’ll Out of any argument from any of those running that My Mind get they are indeed card-carrying members of the Gary A. DeVon Republican Party. Closer to home, we are represented by county commissioners in three districts. Jim Detro is the county commissioner for Position 3, which covers the North County area and is not up for election this go around. He has two years left on his four-year term. However, Andy Lampe, in Position 1 and Don “Bud” Hover, in Position 2, both face challenges to their seats on the county board. Lampe, from Omak, will face off in the primary against fellow Republican, Shielah Kennedy, from Okanogan and against Democrat Albert Roberts, from Omak. Hover, from Winthrop, faces another Republican, Ray Campbell, from Carlton. Those of us in the north county in Detro’s district, won’t be voting for any of these candidates in the primary, but will get a chance in the general election. Those living in the same districts as Lampe or Hover will get a chance to cast their vote, whittling it down to the top-two vote getters who then appear on all Okanogan County voters’ general election ballots in November. Now for the really confusing one, since the 2010 U.S. Census, there’s been some redistricting going on. The county is no longer split between two Congressional Districts. While most of us living in the Hwy. 97 cooridor were in the Fifth District before, and represented by Republican Cathy McMoorris Rodgers, we are now back in the Fifth District, represented by Republican Doc Hastings from Pasco. Hastings, who is on our primary ballots, faces challenges from Republican Jamie Wheeler from Kennewick and Democrats Mary Baechler of Yakima and Mohammad H. Said of Ephrata. This isn’t the first time we’ve switched from the Fourth to the Fifth District. In the Tom Foley days we were part of his Fourth District and were switched into Hasting’s Fifth, then back again after Foley was out of office. So McMorris Rodgers, who has been one of our legislators since her state Seventh District days, will no longer be our member of congress if you live in Okanogan County. We know this sounds a little like Bud Abbott and Lou Costello’s “Who’s on First” but hope this clears up some of the confusion about who votes for whom and where.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Help with fire appreciated Dear Editor, This is probably not your usual letter to the editor, but I have very strong feelings about this and felt I should let those responsible know. Last week we had a fire in Crumbacher. The fire originated just two lots to the south of my home, and it moved very rapidly. From the time I first saw it out my south windows to the time I got to my southern property line, it had gone from what appeared to be stupid person’s burn pile to a fire that was totally out of control and capable of consuming my neighbor’s home. At that point, I felt there was no way his home was going to be saved and had it consumed his home, mine would have been next, my son’s next, my second son’s next and my sister’s next. Obviously, we had a vested interest in this fire, the response time of the firefighters and their ability to control or divert the fire. My reasoning for this letter is to thank all of the firefighters who fought the Crumbacher fire. I am told those firefighters were from the DNR, the U.S. Forest Service, the Tonasket Fire Department and the Riverside Fire Department. I would also like to thank the Sheriff ’s Deputies in attendance as well as the Tonasket P.U.D. who worked as long as the firefighters, repairing the downed service. I was very proud to be a member of this community and watch the professionalism of all of the firefighters. I am quite sure working a fire so close to homes with all of the onlookers is not an easy job, but it was done quickly and with respect to all home owners and their properties. So to all of you…Thank you! Not just from me, but from my entire family! Georgine Epley Owner, Allen’s Auto Parts Tonasket

New park, old sidewalk Dear Gary, The Oroville Streetscape Committee invites you to walk by the new Welcome Gates Park as it develops. This new park is located in front of Lakecrest Winery and Expressions Espresso. The park is across the street from the Saturday Farmer’s Market held during the summer at the library. The south pergola is being refurbished to provide pleasant shade for market visitors. Before this park could be started, our head park renovator said that we needed to repair the hole in the sidewalk in front of Centennial Park, our 2008 project. He was right! The danger to anyone walking along that portion of main street was evident. Many citizens of this fair town are under the misconception that the city is responsible for main-

taining the sidewalks. This is not true. As in many small towns, the merchant adjacent to the sidewalk is required to keep the sidewalk safe and in repair. This would mean that Stan and Tamara Porter would be responsible by law… but…just a minute; out of their generous spirit, they provided the property for Centennial Park. It was a piece they had just purchased for a tidy sum and the Porters kindly offered to lease it to the city for a dollar a year for ten years. Should they then also be asked to fund repair of the sidewalk? The city helped with Centennial Park in many ways and through the Parks Department, keeps the grass mowed…and the City is not required to repair a sidewalk. So Streetscape felt a moral duty to repair a portion of said sidewalk as a thank you to Stan and Tamara, and out of respect for the city. The deal was made with a very fine concrete guy who has helped in the past. Well…repair it turned out, was impossible. The original sidewalk was so poorly constructed that any repair would not hold up against the shoddy condition of the existing sidewalk. The total sidewalk had to be replaced and within state and city regulations…whoops…the bill agreed on suddenly went over budget by more than two thousand dollars! It was nobody’s fault, it had to be done! Streetscape is suddenly seeing bills that have overrun their budget and threatens what this beautification-focused committee can do in the next two years. We need everybody’s help. If you enjoy the hanging baskets, the sidewalk plantings, the trees and tree wells, Centennial Park, the new Welcome Gates Park; if you have volunteered to water the hanging baskets and now you don’t have to thanks to the overhead watering put in by Streetscape last year, or if you have ever found one of the ten benches purchased by Streetscape in 2007 to be a welcome resting place; or if you have seen the Streetscape volunteers weeding gardens, planting flowers, setting the new tree wells, or pruning trees, please, please, please donate to keep these projects going so that we keep hearing, “are you that cute little town on the border with all the flowers? As your vote of confidence for what Streetscape has done to make downtown Oroville more attractive please send a donation today to Streetscape, P.O. Box 299, Oroville, WA. 98844 Thank you ahead of time for your generous donation! Barb Drummond Chairperson Oroville Streetscape Committee

about five minutes (just wanted some info) and I turned around and went to the U.S. Customs at Nighthawk. They told me that I needed to have all these different forms of identification. I don’t have anything other than picture identification, a Washington State driver’s license so they ran my name through all of their systems. They continued to give me a bunch of hassle on how come I don’t have this enhanced driver license and how come I don’t have a passport and that I should go to get a passport, it would make their job easier. All of these things went on and on and I very politely answered the questions, yes, no, I’m not going to, yes, no, no, yes, no, and eventually they let me into the United States, but not without telling me that they did the same thing back in 2009. I do remember that in 2009 they did the same thing and they gave me this big run around. I did not have a passport and they want to know how come I didn’t have one. I said then that it was because I don’t want to get one and I don’t think I need one on and on and on. Now my question is they allowed me to come back into the United States at a legal entry two times without this identification stuff that they say I have to have and yet they still let me enter. That leads me to believe that they cannot deny me entry into the United States. Is this true and can anyone enlighten me on this? Please don’t tell me that it is my obligation to make their job easier if I want to use the facilities, those facilities are mine (indirectly as a citizen of the United States) and those men and women out there are my employes (indirectly), they work for the government and that is me. Oh by the way six or $7 million on a remodel and they don’t have a drinking fountain, I was turned away without water. Steven l. Gould Oroville

War just around Can they deny me the corner Dear Editor, entry to U.S.? The world is extremely agitated Dear Gary, Last week while riding my bicycle I entered into Canada legally (I was waved through by the US customs). I was there

these days. In many ways, weather, politics, economy, corruption our magnetosphere, the violent sun flares etc.

We sense the baby is about to be thrown out with the bath water. But will a Golden Age cometh. Perhaps it comes with this idea. I am hearing about the Law of Absolute Right. Nobody has written it, because nobody else can say it to you. This absolute law must come from inside us – Evidently, we all know it. Hard to say if that is true. Why then don’t we humans behave like it? Humans are copy cats I hear. We reflect the outside unto ourselves. What we perceive with our five senses, we copy it. I have remarked that humanity resembles the same maturing process as babies do. Still not sure if we are in the terrible twos or the rebellious teens. The maturing and evolving process of mankind will instantly remove our need for the forces out there. Our law of absolute right reigns over force. That is: Army force, Police force, government forces, and all those laws etc. The Law of Absolute Right is not something we learn to do it comes naturally as we mature as a species. Look around and watch all the trouble force is causing in the world. War is around the corner. Preparations are being made, the plan is in place. No wonder we are told that the meek will inherit the world. We can do better and we will. Jeez, Vivian Harper Oroville

Entering the computer age Dear Editor, Tutor-Computer. Stampede. I must confess I enter the computer age kicking, bucking, nashing, rearing, jumping and connected. Speaking of connected – I’ve been detected, expected, suspected, inspected, protected, respected, retrospected and infected. But why change horses in mid-Okanogan River? I question the Tutor, “What is nothing but dust; unwittingly brushing myself off upon being ejected from a Bronco.” Good luck with the cobwebs, Roger Rylander Tonasket

AWB President’s Perspective Education is the great equalizer

During his term as Washington’s governor, Gary Locke’s mantra was “education is the great equalizer.” Locke, now the U.S. Ambassador to China, was correct, but in our country, today education is becoming the great separaOpinion by tor. Here’s the Don C. Brunell problem. AWB President First, far too many students drop out of high school — nearly 7,000 each day. That adds up to about 1.2 million students a year who don’t graduate with their peers. The consequences are clear. Forbes reports that in 2009, the average high school dropout made $19,540 a year, 40 percent less than their classmates who graduate. The deficit continues into the workplace, where the unemployment rate for dropouts is double that of graduates. Secondly, even those who do graduate from high school face problems. According to the Alliance for Excellent Education, remedial education for incoming

college students costs the United States an estimated $5.6 billion a year. Remedial courses are necessary because high school graduates do not test well enough in math, English, reading or science to get into entry-level college classes. According to Washington’s State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 57 percent of high school graduates entering state community and technical colleges require varying degrees of remedial education. In the 2009-2010 school year, more than half of incoming students took what were termed “pre-college” courses at a cost of $65.7 million — money drained from the state’s general fund and tuition payments. An innovative program in Tacoma is changing those statistics. In 2007, only 17 percent of incoming freshmen at Tacoma’s Lincoln High School met middle school standards in math and only 34 percent met reading standards. In response, the Tacoma Public Schools created The Lincoln Center, a school within a school. The school day was extended from 7:35 a.m. to 5 p.m., students attend Saturday classes twice a month and enroll in summer school, adding 540 hours of study to their school year.

The results were dramatic. Within a semester, the achievement gap between white students and students of color had vanished. Today, more than 90 percent of the class of 2012 is on track to graduate, compared with about 60 percent of their peers at Lincoln High. We need that kind of flexibility and innovation if we are to improve the value of public education. Lastly, we are failing to meet the growing demand for graduates skilled in math and science. Increasingly, jobs require skilled workers proficient in math and science, but a distressing 40 percent of students entering science, technology, engineering and mathematics tracks in college leave their programs in the first year. These disciplines require time, discipline and hard work to master, and it is difficult to find teachers skilled in those subjects. Too often, teachers who have mastered math and science leave public education for better jobs in business and industry. One solution is to pay math and science teachers higher salaries to keep them in education. Another is to teach teachers how to teach math and science. As a college freshman, my trigonometry instructor was an exceptional teacher. She could sense when students were not

keeping pace and would provide extra help after class. If the whole class had a problem, she would stop, go back and review the material. As a sophomore, my professor had mastered calculus, but he was a poor teacher. He just went through the motions, moving forward regardless of whether we understood it. If we are to realize Gov. Locke’s goal of making education the great equalizer, we need to keep students in school, ensure they master their subjects before moving on, and find (and reward) teachers who can effectively teach the math and science skills students need to succeed in today’s high-tech world. Don Brunell is the president of the Association of Washington Business. Formed in 1904, the Association of Washington Business is Washington’s oldest and largest statewide business association, and includes more than 7,800 members representing 650,000 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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Local Story Teller, Arnie Marchand, will be speaking at the Veterans State Park Friday, July 20 at 6:30 p.m. By Dolly Engelbretson

Well! It (meaning the Senior Center auction) is over. The final tally has not been calculated yet, but it will be by the time this goes to print. It was pretty well attended, but I think the outside (and inside) temperatures may have been a factor. The beautiful baskets that Becky and John at Hometown Pizza put together were won by three lucky ticket buyers. Trace Scott and Melisa Turner.

We are holding the other one here at the center until we hear more. Bob Hirst is still in the North Valley Hospital with swollen ankles and legs. Needless to say, he had to forego the eye surgery that was scheduled for July 17 in Spokane. Clayton Emry is still in the Cascade Valley Hospital in Wenatchee, but improving gradually. Actually, I will be there for complete knee surgery on July 17. It appears that many seniors are falling apart. Arnie Marchand, the local Master Story Teller, will be at the Veterans Park on Friday evening July 20 at 6:30 p.m. This event is sponsored by the local Royal Neighbors of Oroville organization. Refreshments will be served by Royal Neighbors Event Planners, Amy Wise and Joanne Morris. The local citizenry is welcome to attend as well. Please bring your own chair. As long as

people are interested, he will keep talking. He is a fun, and entertaining speaker, and at one time was an instructor at the community college in Omak, speaking on local Indian lore. On July 24, Dave Buckmiller will be our guest speaker telling about his adventures in life. Ask him about his episode on Mount Hull. Maybe he could be a story teller next year at the park. The group has some exciting ideas for next year. Pinochle scores for July 7: The door prize was won by Dom Scaggiari; Most Pinochles were won by Neoma Vandiver; High Scores went to Dom Scaggiari and Danny Weitrick. Pinochle Scores for July 14: The door prize was won by Dolly; Most Pinochles went to Ted Zachman; High Scores went to Mary Lou Barnett and Nellie Paulsen. More next time.

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EAGLEDOM AT WORK serious medical expenses. We will serve BBQ Pork Ribs, Wisdom Beans, French Bread and sides and salads. Dinner will be served from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and the auction will follow. Many businesses in Oroville, Tonasket and Omak have contributed merchandise and gift certificates. The auction items are diverse and varied. Everyone will find something to their lik-

BLUE STAR MOTHERS envelopes or post meeting times and activities to our local media. Each April we send a gift to our military’s children letting them know we recognize and appreciate the sacrifices they make being a child of a soldier. Perhaps you would be willing to research online and find gifts for these children. We hold booths at local farmersí markets and bazaars that you could give an hour to help facilitate. If you are someone who likes to sew, we are making military quilts for our military families. There are care packages that could be mailed to our soldiers; we need people to put things in the boxes or drive them to the post office. There are plenty of

Roach, Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences (General Studies-Social Sciences). OKANOGAN: Natalie Ann Hardy, Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, Cum Laude; Kathryn Lee Olson, Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences (General Studies-Social Sciences), Cum Laude. ily activity. The Knob Hill Economics Club will have their monthly meeting on Wednesday, July 25 at 12 p.m. Bring a friend and bring a dish for the potluck. The Highland Hooters will go to the Casino on Saturday, July 21. This event is open to all. Must stay four hours for Bingo and Slots. Check in time is 11.30 a.m. Come and try your luck. in prizes to be won in Bingo. Come in on Friday nights for a great meal and fun Bingo in our nice cool Social Room and leave the cooking to us. Every Sunday we have Pinochle at 1 p.m. Scores from Sunday, July 15 are: 1st - Dale Byers, 2nd - Betty Paul, Low Score - Jo Porter, Last Pinochle Dale Byers and Gib McDougal. We wish anyone who is ill a speedy recovery to good health. God bless you all, the Biggest Little Eagles in the State.

ing. If you would like to join our friends and neighbors in support of Norm, donations are requested and are being accepted at the Oroville Eagles. Call us at 476-3039 for more information or if you need to transport auction items. We do Tacos on Monday, Sloppy Joes on Wednesday, and Burgers on Thursday for Bingo. Aerie meets next on July 31 this month only. Regular Aerie meetings are the first and third Tuesdays and Auxiliary meetings are the second and fourth Tuesdays. Come join us, it’s cool at the Oroville Eagles. jobs that would bless our soldiers and their families if you choose to be involved. Not everyone can make all the meetings, but once every few months would be enough to keep you informed and involved with what we are doing to support military families in our area. You can be as involved as you would like. * As President, I am willing to send a letter of support encouraging businesses to take a concerted look at Hiring A Hero. If you know of an Honorably Discharged OIF or OEF Soldier applying with a business in North Central Washington, feel free to contact me about remitting a professional letter to the HR department or business owner outlining the benefits and tax breaks of hiring soldiers. Contact us at ncw.bluestars@ or (509) 485-2906.

The family of Brent Robinson wishes to thank all of our friends, near and far, family and community, for the extreme generosity and outpouring of love, concern, donations, food, time and help, in more ways then we'll ever know in our time of loss. Your love for Brent and our family and genuine caring helped so much. We love you all and we'll be forever grateful

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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.

Chesaw VBS CHESAW – Chesaw Vacation Bible School, Thursday and Friday, July 19-20, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Enjoy the crafts, songs, bible lessons and the climbing wall. All are welcome.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Eagle brother and favorite cook with serious medical expenses.

The Magic of Wetlands

Spiritual Movie Night

TONASKET – OHA presents “The Magic of Wetlands: a Habitat Tour in the Okanogan Highlands” on Saturday, July 21. The tour will explore the plethora of transformations that occur when water inundates the ground. Priority registrations is being offered for OHA members. Waiting lists will be generated on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please visit www. or contact OHA for more information. Contact OHA to sign up, for time, meeting place and carpooling options. Julie Ashmore can be reached at (509) 433-7893 or

OROVILLE – The Humuh Buddhits-Life Science/Meditation Center at 1314 Main Street in Oroville is hosting a spiritual movie on Saturday, July 21 at 6:30 p.m. Light snacks will be provided. Admission is by donation. Everyone is welcome. For more information call (509) 476-0200.

Flea Market OROVILLE – Oroville Grange Flea Market this Saturday, July 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 622 Fir. Watch for sign on Highway 97 south of town. A lot of new items and lots of bargains. Tables are available to rent. Local honey is also available. Enjoy three tables of Christmas in July, crafts to make for gifts. Donations are welcome. For more information call Betty at (509) 476-3878.

Norm Oliver Dinner and Auction

Fireside Chat OROVILLE – The Oroville Royal Neighbors is sponsoring a fireside chat with Arnie Marchand at Veterans Memorial Park on Friday, July 20 at 6:30 p.m. Arnie Marchand, a local Indian storyteller, will talk about our local Oroville area, fact and legend. Come join in for this free event at the park, which is in conjunction with Heritage Days.

OROVILLE – The Oroville Eagles will serve barbecue pork ribs, wisdom beans, french bread, with sides and salads dinner on Saturday, July 21 between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. with a huge auction to follow. Auctions items are coming in from all over the county. The variety and quality of the donations is amazing. Join to help

Public Hearing on Lake Osoyoos Water Levels OROVILLE – The International Joint Commission invites to public to comment on recommendations for the renewal of its

break for lunch and kids should bring their own lunches. This is a tremendous opportunity for area children to experience a rewarding and enriching program, taught by professional director/producer and children’s drama educator Dennis South. South, of Bainbridge Island, has been directing and managing children’s theater in Western Washington for over 40 years. He offers some of the finest instruction available, and we are offering this opportunity through the generosity of a CCC member. Preregistration is necessary - either call the CCC office at (509) 486-1328 or visit our website at for more information.

by the CCC

Dennis South

TONASKET The Community Cultural Center of Tonasket will offer a weeklong children’s drama camp, Aug. 20-24, for fifth through 12th graders. We will finish on Saturday, Aug. 25, with a recital at the 13th Annual Okanogan River Garlic Festival, held at History Park in Tonasket. Times are 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the cost is $5 per day, per child. There will be a half hour

Canner gauges to be checked

OKANOGAN - Home canners can have their pressure canner dial gauges checked at the WSU Okanogan County Extension office, Courthouse, Room 101 in Okanogan from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. Canner lids with dial gauges can be brought to the WSU Extension office during the testing times or they can be left at the Extension Office for later pickup. Margaret Viebrock, WSU Extension Educator, recommends that home canners have their pressure canner dial gauges checked each year to assure safety in home canning. An inaccurate gauge could mean home canned vegetables, fish and meat would not be safe to eat. Up-to-date food preservation publications and information will be available for purchase. WSU Extension programs are available to all without discrimination..





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working with a financial advisor — and a deciding factor may be how “hands on” you want to be with your investment strategy. To illustrate this concept, let’s look at two common ways investors interact with financial advisors:

Taking recommendations and making choices — After evaluating your financial situation, goals, risk tolerance and time horizon, your financial advisor can recommend appropriate investments. Over time, your financial advisor will communicate with you regularly to keep track of changes in your life and to suggest any changes you may need to make in your portfolio. Of course, you have the final say in accepting or rejecting these recommendations, which is why this method is considered a handson way to invest. Investing through a managed account — In this situation, your financial advisor will help you create, implement and refine your long-term financial strategy, but the money managers will make the daily investment decisions, relying on a variety of criteria pertaining to your situation. For example, if your portfolio has become overweighted in a specific asset class, such as stocks or bonds, and is no longer aligned with your goals, it may automatically be brought back into balance.

TONASKET – The final three programs of the Tonasket Library’s Summer Reading Program are listed below. For more information contact Miriam Caddy at (509) 486-4908. Thursday, July 19: PUD Outreach Show at 1 p.m.; Thursday, July 26: NCRL Puppet Show at 1 p.m.; and Tuesday, Aug. 7: Raptor Show at 1 p.m.

OCCAC Board of Directors Meeting Oroville Youth Soccer OKANOGAN – The Okanogan County Community Action Registration Council Board of Directors will hold their regular board meeting on Wednesday, July 25 at 5:15 p.m. at Community Action, 424 S. 2nd Okanogan. The public is inited and encouraged to attend. For more information contact Lael Duncan at (509) 422-4041.

PNWTA Monthly Meeting OROVILLE - The Oroville Chapter of the Pacific Northwest Trail Association will hold its July meeting at Lake Osoyoos Park on Wednesday, July 25. Potluck at 5 p.m., meeting at 6 p.m. For more information contact Joseph Enzensperger at (509) 476-4072.

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OROVILLE – Registration for fall is now open. Oroville Youth Soccer is a recreational soccer club open to all kids living in Oroville and surrounding areas between the ages of 4-15. To register online go to and follow the links under Oroville Youth Soccer. Early registration will close July 31. For more information go to Oroville (WA) Youth Soccer Club on Facebook, or contact Carrie Rise at 560-0867 or carrierise@

Yard Sale Fund Raiser OROVILLE – On Aug. 4 the Oroville Public Library will be having a yard sale to raise funds for the building remodel. Please come and support your

local library. Donations are being accepted during library hours.

British Soccer and TetraBrazil Soccer Camp Registration OROVILLE – Oroville Youth Soccer is hosting two different styles of soccer camp this summer, Aug. 13-17. British Soccer Camp returns for the third year with programs for players ages 3-12. TetraBrazil Camp returns for the second year to offer a more skill intensive camp for players 11-18. Register online at www. by July 31 to ensure your free t-shirt and ball are available on the first day of camp. For more information go to Soccer Camp Oroville 2012 on Facebook, or contact Carrie Rise at 560-0867 or carrierise@

Donations Needed OROVILLE – Chevy and Debbie Moore of Box Springs Road, Oroville, had their house burn down on Wednesday, July 11 losing everything. Donations are needed. Call Gloria at (509) 556-2880.

Bargen’s celebrate 50th Anniversary

NEWS IN BRIEF Cultural center to host drama camp

Lake Osoyoos order on July 24 at 7 p.m. at OHS Commons. The order provides for the regulation of water levels of Lake Osoyoos for the benefit of agriculture, tourism, municipal interests and fisheries protection. Visit the IJC website at for more information.

So which method of investing is better for you? There’s really no one right answer for everyone. If you’re the sort of person who likes to make all your own decisions, then you might be better off following the hands-on approach with your financial advisor. On the other hand, if you are particularly busy and just don’t feel you have the time to be actively involved with day-to-day investment decisions, you might want to consider a managed account. In any case, you’ll want to be comfortable with the method of investing that you’ve chosen. So do your homework beforehand. Whether you’re interested in a hands-on relationship or a handsoff approach, you still need to interview several financial advisors to find one who has worked with people in your situation and who seems genuinely interested in helping you. During these interviews, make sure you understand everything related to working with a financial advisor — the fees involved, the way decisions will be communicated to you if you choose a managed account, and so on. Deciding how you want to invest is your first step in working toward your financial goals — so make the choice that’s right for you.

Bill and Joan Bargen are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on July 21. They are having a vow renewal and reception at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church in Okanogan. Mass begins at 5 p.m. followed by a reception at 6 p.m. Joan Thompson and Bill

Bargen were married July 21, 1962 in Superior, Neb. During their marriage they have lived in Kansas, Washington, Wyoming, Idaho and back to Washington. They have resided in Omak, since 2000. Bill spent 33 years with the U. S. Bureau of Reclamation until retiring in 1997. Since then he has worked

as a construction manager for several engineering firms in Eastern Washington. Joan retired from the Oroville School District in 2000 where she worked as the high school secretary for 20 years. She then worked at the Omak Medical Clinic as a receptionist until retiring in 2009. They are the parents of two daughters and sons-in-law, Kristi and Wayne Walker of Omak; Michelle and Jeff Hardesty of Tonasket; two sons: Brad Bargen of Kirkland, Wash., and Tim Bargen of Vancouver, Wash. They have four grandchildren: Shelby Walker and Caeleb, Connor and Skylar Hardesty. Please come and help them celebrate this occasion. No gifts please.

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police stats & jail bookings Compiled by April Jobes Freelance Reporter

Superior Court Criminal The court found probable cause to charge Rogelio Martinez, 43, Tonasket, with Possession of a controlled substance other than marijuana, driving under the influence -refusal, making false or misleading statements to a public servant, and driving while license suspended or revoked 3rd degree. Bail was set at $20,000. The court found probable cause to charge Sergio Flores Arroyo, 34, Tonasket, with possession of a controlled substance other than marijuana and Use of drug paraphernalia. Bail was set at $10,000. The court found probable cause to charge Lisa Ann Cone, 40, Oroville, with welfare fraud and false verification of welfare form. No arrest has been made. The court found probable cause to charge Joshua Leroy Johnson, 21, Omak, with possession of more than 40 grams of marijuana. Defendant was released on personal recognizance. The court found probable cause to charge Jessica Rebecca Andrews, 32, Elmer City, with theft 2nd degree -- other than a firearm. Bail was set at $1,500. The court found probable cause to charge Thomas Verellen, 40, Omak, with telephone harassment. Bail was set at $15,000. The court found probable cause to charge Brandon Lee Cornella, 24, Omak, with delivery of a controlled substance schedule I or II narcotic and use of drug paraphernalia. Bail was set at $5,000.

Juvenile A 17-year old Okanogan juvenile was charged with possession of 40 grams or less of marijuana. He was sentenced to two days confinement and six months community supervision. A 13-year-old Omak juvenile was charged with possession of 40 grams or less of marijuana. He was sentenced to three days confinement and six months community supervision.

Decree of Dissolution Stefanie S. Fogg filed to dissolve her marriage with Geoffrey M. Fogg

911 Calls Monday, July 9 A report from Main St. in Oroville of an Assault. A male in his twenties has a head injury from an assault that happened in the park behind the library. Victim is unconscious,

no bleeding, large knot on head. Suspects unknown. A report from Cobey Creek Rd. in Tonasket of a citizen assist. A female wants to report that there is a felon in the area that has a gun. Male subject is in possession of a magazine for a gun and a small knife. A report from South Janis Rd. near Tonasket of lost property. Caller lost cell phone Saturday night. Cell phone description is an Android Incredible Verizon with a blue cover. A report from Tunk Creek Rd. in Riverside of suspicious activity. Caller found bones on Tunk creek, believes they are human remains. A report from Pine St. in Okanogan of a suicide attempt. Caller reported that a female subject just called her saying that she was going to kill herself. It is unknown where she is at this time. A report from Mill St. in Okanogan of suspicious activity. Someone is shooting across the creek from a blue double-wide on the side of Salmon creek. A report from Fifth Ave. in Okanogan of Animal abuse. A pit bull has been inside in a yellow ford for the past 45 minutes with no air flow. Driver’s girlfriend is outside trying to get him to open the truck and let the dog out. A report from Hwy. 20 near Okanogan of threatening behavior. Female subject went outside, neighbors started arguing with her and said if they had a gun they would shoot her if she crossed the line. Caller has video of the incident. Edward Adam Timentwa, 32, booked for DUI, DWLS, 3rd and Unattended Hit and Run. John William Ramsey, 36, booked on an OMP FTA warrant for Assault, 4th. Jordain Edward Berreth, 19, booked for Assault, 3rd Frances Jolene Louie, 38, booked for DUI, Reckless Driving and DWLS, 2nd. Anthony Kevin Baker, 24, booked for DUI. Laurentino Santos-Hernandez, 32, booked for DUI, NVOL without Identification and U.S. Border Patrol Detainer.

Tuesday, July 10 A report from Appleway in Oroville of a violation of a court order. Caller reported that her ex-husband keeps calling, in violation of a protection order. A report from Ernie Robinson Rd. near Oroville of harassment. An unknown male went thru caller’s purse and accused caller of being a prostitute. A report from Hwy. 97 near Oroville of vicious animals. Caller was charged by two dogs at the location, was not bitten. A report from South Whitcomb Ave. in Tonasket of a burglary. The flower shop has a possible broken window in the back of the building. A report from Main St. in Riverside of harassment. Caller’s child’s father and his friends surrounded her vehicle when she went to drop off child for visitation. No threatening comments were made, but she felt

intimidated. A report from Second Ave. in Okanogan of Suspicious activity. Possible gunshot victim at the location declines ambulance. Victim said it happened two days ago. Appears to be just a scrape from a fall while intoxicated two days ago. No other wounds consistent with gunshot wounds. A request from Omak Riverside Eastside Rd. for medical assistance. A male subject down in the roadway unknown problem, caller requests lifeline and law enforcement. A report from N. Fourth Ave. in Okanogan of Assault. A juvenile pushed subject twice, throwing tables, combative with other staff. Sergio Flores-Auroro, 33, booked for Possession of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and a U.S. Border Patrol Detainer. Rujillio Martinez, 42, booked for FTA Warrant on DUI, Attempt to Elude, DUI, DWLS-3rd, Controlled Substance Violation and U.S. Border Patrol Detainer. Steven Joseph Zacherle, 26, booked on a WSP FTC Warrant for Possession of a Controlled Substance, Marijuana less than 40 grams and OMP Failure to Comply (FTC) Warrant for DUI. Timber Annette Kiser, 42, booked on OMP Failure to Pay Fine (FTPF) Warrant for DUI. Robert Lee Alexander, 40, booked on OCSO FTA Warrant for DWLS, 3rd; Douglas Co. Warrant for Probation Violation and Island Co. FTA Warrant for Possession of Stolen Property, 3rd. Tommie Bernard Tucker, 42, booked on OCSO FTA Warrants for DWLS, 3rd and Assault, 4th and WSP FTA Warrants for two counts DWLS, 3rd and Violation of a Domestic Violence Protection Order.

Wednesday, July 11 A report from Nine Mile Rd. near Oroville of a fatal accident. A male subject was spraying. A 4-wheeler rolled on top of him and he is deceased. A report from Highway 7 near Tonasket of a domestic dispute. Exgirlfriend assaulted caller and then got disconnected. A report from Loomis-Oroville Rd. near Tonasket of Trespassing. A male subject squatting on DNR property just east of Sonora Point. Subject came into resort office yelling at staff and patrons. A report from Poorman Lane in Riverside of Theft. An air conditioner was taken from the window, resident believes it was neighbors. Went to residence and saw it in their window. A report from Tunk Creek Rd. near Omak of a Domestic Dispute. Caller’s boyfriend is sitting on the bumper of vehicle not allowing her to leave. She has three children in the vehicle with her. Boyfriend has been physical in the past but only verbal today. A report from Fairview Dr. in Omak of suspicious activity. Caller received a text message from an unknown Omak phone number indicating

that the party calling wanted to purchase some of the medications that the caller takes. A report from North Fourth Ave. in Okanogan of animal abuse. A white pickup on the north side of the courthouse has a black and white dog inside with all windows rolled up. Dwight Eldon Backherms, booked on OCSO FTA Warrant for dWLS, 3rd. Nukona Charley McCraigie Sr., 38, booked on OMP FTA Warrants for DUI and DWLS, 1st. Tyson Everybodytalksabout, 22, booked on OCSO FTA Warrants for Minor in Possession and Assault, 4th.

Thursday, July 12 A report from Oroville’s Deep Bay Park of intoxication. Female juvenile intoxicated at the park, released to mother. A complaint from Main St. in Oroville of Noise. Three subjects in the parking lot arguing over drugs. A report from Hwy. 7 near Tonasket of a civil dispute. Caller’s ex-boyfriend removed the lock from their storage unit and put his own lock on it. A report from Second Ave. in Okanogan of Threatening behavior. There are two or three subjects outside the Family Health Center’s building in the shadows threatening to assault caller as he walked by. A report from Huey Rd. in Okanogan of Animal abuse. Caller’s daughter is out with their sheep that has had its ear partially cut off and has been shot with a BB gun. Believe that it is the neighbor boy . Also had an incident last week with that juvenile killing their chickens. A report from the city pool in Okanogan of a juvenile problem. Four fifth or sixth grade aged juveniles threatening other children, possibly using a knife, Ongoing problem. subjects are identified. Alicia Lynn Flores, 33, booked on OCSO FTA Warrant for DWLS, 3rd and WSP FTA Warrants for DWLS, 3rd and Making False Statements. Kimberly Dian Casey, 43, booked on WSP FTA Warrant for DUI. John Howard King, 51, booked on Douglas County Court Commitment for DUI. Brandon E. Deneault, 42, booked on OMP FTA Warrant for DWLS, 3rd/ Reckless. Jason Todd Currin, 40, booked on charge six counts of Rape of a Child, Incest and Child Molestation, 1st.

Friday,July 13 A report from 17th Ave. in Oroville of a fire. An electrical transformer is sparking and glowing orange. PUD advised at time of call. A report from Alvarado Rd. in Tonasket of a civil dispute. A male subject has blocked caller’s easement road with garbage and a vehicle. Caller reports and easement road was purchased from the neighbor. A report from Spectacle Lake near Tonasket of disorderly conduct. A male is in the road acting erratically

and yelling. A report from FS 3010 Rd. near Tonasket of burglary. Gate lock cut, locked cabin has been entered. Door was pried open, there is a generator missing. Unknown if other items are missing. Lock broken off the pumphouse. A report from Engh Rd. in Omak of a civil dispute. A male subject has charged $4,000 on caller’s account at Home Depot for his personal use. He was supposed to do work for caller and charge supplies for the job. A report from Mill St. in Okanogan of an assault. Caller reported that her daughter’s boyfriend grabbed her daughter by her face while she was driving. No medical needed. A report from S. Fifth Ave. in Okanogan of harassment. A male subject is harassing caller over a mutual child. Male left the location on foot. Esteban Albarran, 42, booked for DUI. Angela Marie Burson Gahimer, 37, booked on Coulee Dam Police FTA Warrant for DWLS, 3rd, Grant Co. FTA Warrant for DWLS, 3rd and Thurston Co. FTA Warrant for Theft, 2nd DV. Alisa Doreen Rice, booked for DUI, DWLS, 3rd and two counts POCS – Hydrocodone. Gary E. Hendrickson, booked for Drug Court Violation. Daniel Wilson Ray, 41, booked for POCS-Marijuana less than 40 grams, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and two warrants for Failure to Pay Child Support. Salvador Giron-Dominguez, 34, booked on a U.S. Border Patrol Hold. Lorenzo Maunao-Prida, 41, booked on a U.S. Border Patrol Hold. Kalen Tyson Lamar, 26, booked on Douglas Co. Court Commitment for DWLS, 3rd and Criminal Trespass, 2nd. Abrdiel Morales Gonzalez, 35, booked for DUI and U.S. Border Patrol Hold. Bill Cephus Bedard Jr., 21, booked for Violation of a No Contract Order and Making False or Misleading Statements. Jeremiah Richard Leduc, 35, booked on Assault-DV, 4th. Jessika Quinnelle Timentwa, 22, booked on two OMP FTA Warrants for DUI and for DWLS/R, 2nd. Roger David Nesbit, 56, booked for DUI.

Saturday, July 14 A report from Main St. in Oroville of a civil dispute. A subject at location is throwing around furniture and tearing up trees. A report from Ironwood St. in Oroville of a citizen dispute. Shouting in the area with obscenities. 16-yearold male yelling at a male subject trying to stay at the residence. A report from Main St. in Oroville of a burglary. An unsecured storage shed at the location was burglarized and power tools were stolen. A report from Main St. in Oroville of a citizen dispute. A tenant at location is out of control. He is arguing with the manager and has a wooden stick in his hand. Manager

is trying to put up a fence. A report from Main St. in Oroville of suspicious activity. Resident locked window before leaving home and returned home to the window being open. Nothing missing and no sign of forced entry. A report from South Whitcomb Ave. in Tonasket of property damage. A full sized red Chevy pickup at location backed into the grass and damaged it. A report from North Locust Ave. in Tonasket of Assault. Approximately five to six subjects involved in assault at location. Several vehicles, no weapons. Theron Fouglas Geeraert, 23, booked for POCS and U.S. Customs/ Immigration Hold. Harlan Lynn Pelletier, 38, booked on OMP FTA Warrant for Disorderly Conduct/Obstruction of a Law Enforcement Officer. Jorge Alberto Valdovinos Ochoa, 32, booked on DUI and a U.S.B.P. Hold. Tygeer Dion Catchings, 36, booked on a Grant Co. FTA Warrant for DUI.

Sunday, July 15 A report from 11th St. in Oroville of a suicide attempt. Male subject is suicidal and intoxicated. A report from Jennings Loop Rd. in Oroville of a vicious animal. Caller was bitten by a large dog last night and went to the emergency room for injuries. Caller was advised to report the incident in the morning. A report from Fire Springs Rd. in Tonasket of trespassing. A male in his twenties is at the location intoxicated and talking about killing himself and others. Subject is sitting next to his vehicle in the field. A report from Bentham Rd. in Omak of an assault. Assault in progress at residence. Caller said she was assaulted by her father who shoved her and hit her with a plastic bar. However caller’s mother got on the phone and said that the caller knocked the father’s teeth out. A report from Pine St. in Okanogan of an assault. There are 15-16 subjects, male and female, fighting without weapons. A report from Rose St. in Okanogan of Suspicious activity. Caller was nearly struck by a vehicle last night. The vehicle is currently parked at Mill St. A report from Fifth Ave. in Okanogan of trespassing. A female subject at the residence is refusing to leave. A report from S. Third. Ave. in Okanogan of Malicious Mischief. A red pickup came around the corner at Third. and Queen and threw a full bottle of soda at caller’s vehicle. The pickup is currently at a residence on S. Fourth Ave. Carolyn Lee Lozanbo AKA Carolyn Adkins, 34, booked on an FTA Warrant for Theft, 3rd. Cassandra Roberta George, 24, booked for Felony Harassment – Threats to Kill. Clarence George Johnson, 74, booked for DUI. Marsha Dean Osell, 28, booked for Assault-DV, 4th.


Leslie Edwin Lillquist Leslie Edwin Lillquist of LaConner, Wash. died on July 15, 2012 in Bellingham after a short but courageous battle with cancer. Les was born to Edwin and Violet Lillquist on Nov. 7, 1931, the oldest of five sons, in Mount Vernon. Soon after, his family moved to Grand Coulee where he grew up in the booming construction town and in the surrounding hills hunting, fishing, and rockhounding with his dog King. It was on the sports fields of Grand Coulee and the back country of Northrup Canyon that he forged relationships with lifelong friends. Les was confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Grand Coulee. During the Great Depression and World War II, he learned the value of hard work and a dollar by delivering newspapers on Grand Coulee’s notorious B Street, and helping his dad remodel their house to fit their growing family. When his Dad died of polio in 1945, Les stepped up and became the man of the house. He graduated from Grand Coulee High School where he was a four sport athlete as a member of the class of ‘49. Les went on to Eastern Washington State College where he played football for two years and track

and field for four years. As a college senior, he placed third in the NAIA national tournament as a javelin thrower. He returned to the Skagit Valley in the summers to work in the pea harvest. It was there that he met the love of his life Karla Jean Ring. They married on Aug. 25, 1954 at Salem Lutheran Church in Mount Vernon. Soon after, they moved to Coulee City where he fathered three sons: Ed, Vic and Karl - with whom he shared his love of hunting, fishing, camping, carpentry and yard-selling. He was a teacher, coach, principal, and superintendent in the Coulee City, Oroville, and Coulee-Hartline school districts. As a husband, father, and teacher, he had high expectations and a solid sense of right and wrong. He was as devoted to his Chesapeake Bay Retriever dogs as they were to him. He was an avid gardener and grew a variety of fruit trees. He and Karla were members of three Lutheran churches during their marriage. Although he never had a daughter - he greatly admired his daughters-in-law, Jan and Nancy. After retiring from Coulee-Hartline School District, he and Karla moved back to the Skagit Valley to spend their retirement years building a home, gardening, and tracing their family roots. He was


particularly proud of his SwedeFinn heritage. Through all the years, Les was a hard working, fair, and honest man who, despite his often stern demeanor, had a kind heart. He is survived by three brothers: Marv, Ray and Gene; his wife of 58 years, Karla, of LaConner; his son, Ed (Jan) of Oroville; and his son Karl (Nancy) of Ellensburg; grandchildren: Jenny (Ben) Dimond, Wayne Lillquist, Kelty Lillquist, Cade Lillquist, Erik Lillquist and Jensen Lillquist; and great grandson, Colter Dimond. Les was preceded in death by his parents; an infant brother; and his son Vic. Kern Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements. Services will be held at Fir-Conway Lutheran Church in Conway at 1:00 p.m. Saturday July 21. Memorials may be made to Fir-Conway Lutheran Church.

Walter Kelley Walter (Walt) Avery Kelley, 80, of Tonasket, died peacefully at his home on Nov. 21, 2011 under Hospice care. He was born on Feb. 6, 1931 in Worland, Wyo., to Elmo James and Winnie Pearl Kelley A Graveside service will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2012 11 a.m. at the Lower Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 7800 Van Belle Rd., Sunnyside, Wash., with military honors and Father Brook, officiating. A Luncheon will follow the ser-

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Lucille Siegrist Lucille Siegrist age 74 of Tonasket passed away on Jan. 14, 2012 at her home in Tonasket. She was born on July 23, 1937 in Malo to parents Robert and Isabell (Borders) York. Lucille grew up in Ferry County mainly living in Curlew and Orient. On Oct. 10, 1959, she married Charles (Biff) Siegrist in Coeur d Alene, Idaho. Together they lived in several different places with Kettle Falls and Tonasket being the main places. Lucy worked at a manufacturing company in Kettle Falls and worked for many years as a sorter for Smith and Nelson Warehouse in Tonasket. Over the years, Lucille enjoyed doing crafts. She made many dolls and crocheted afghans and Christmas trees. She

was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She is survived by her husband, Biff, at home in Tonasket; two sons: Charles (Faith) Mace of Kettle Falls and Douglas (Jamie) Mace of Veradale; two daughters: Debbie (John) Dirks of Kettle Falls and Susan Siegrist of Kettle Falls; four sisters: Sylvia Henderson of Orofino, Idaho, Joy Miller of Tonasket, Diane Stopsen of Canada and Cheryl Pratt of Kettle Falls; one brother, Kenneth York of Otis Orchards; 10 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Lucille was preceded in death by one son, Bill Siegrist. A memorial gathering and potluck luncheon will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2012 11:30 a.m. at Jeff and Joy’s, 96 Riverloop Rd. Tonasket.

Donald Leroy Shaw A potluck gathering of family and friends to celebrate the life of Donald Leroy Shaw will begin

at 2 p.m. at the American Legion Hall in Oroville on Saturday, July 21, 2012. Donald was born on Dec. 22, 1946, in Tonasket to Bill and Bonnie Shaw. Don was the fourth of five sons. Donald was 65 when he passed away in a 4-wheeler accident on July 11, 2012. He attended Molson School and graduated from Oroville High School in 1965. After high school graduation, Don traveled to Alaska and entered the fishing and crabbing industry. He worked his way from deckhand to earning his Master’s license, in waters from Southeast Alaska to Dutch Harbor, and off the west coast of Washington, Oregon and California. Besides the ocean, Don loved all aspects of the outdoors and enjoyed fishing and hunting around the Oroville area. He will always be remembered for his generosity and kindness, and his hearty laughter will be missed by all. Don is survived by his son, Jason; his four brothers: John, Martin Ray, David, and Blair; and numerous extended family and friends.

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Above, l-r: Jack Wheatly driving “Major Woodie” in Multi-Engine Tractors Saturday at the Tonasket Truck and Tractor Pulls; fans were invited into the arena following Saturday’s event to get a close-up look at the oversized engines of the trucks and tractors, as well as visit with drivers and crew; Jason Burton pulls the sled with his Unlimited Diesel on his way to victory; Lyle Anderson gives the green flag; Rob Anderson of Tonasket was a winner in Stock Diesel. Below, Jack Wheatly rides “Major Woodie” to victory in Multi-engine Tractors in the final pull of the night.

Truck and Tractor Pulls roar through Tonasket By Brent Baker

TONASKET - Noise, smoke and dirt filled the air at the Tonasket Rodeo Grounds on Saturday, July 14, as the Tonasket Comancheros hosted their Third Annual Truck and Tractor Pulls. Actually, it was a two-day event, with local amateurs making a go at it on Friday. Saturday had its fill of local talent as well, but most of the anticipation was for the professionals of the Moonlighter Pulling Team of Spokane and their modified diesel trucks, smoker tractors and multi-engine tractors. On hand to announce the three-hour event was Good Morning Northwest anchor Mark Peterson of KXLY Channel 4 of Spokane, who originally helped to bring the Truck and Tractor Pulls to Tonasket and whose promotion of Tonasket on his show helped ensure a full house. Peterson was honored with a proclamation by Tonasket mayor Patrick Plumb, and a “key to the city” from the Comancheros, presented by Bud “Budley the Clown” McSpadden. Tonasket boasted a pair of winners in amateur pulls, including Robert Willis in Light Stock and Rob Anderson in Stock Diesel. Other winners included Josh Amoth in Heavy Stock; Dan Garvin in Mod Diesel; Jason Burton in Unlimited Diesel; Butch Phelps, driving “Backseat Driver” in Pro Mod; Brent VanDalen, driving “WA-2Cee” in Smoker Tractors; Brad Campbell, driving “Bad to the Bone” in Two-wheel Drive; and Jack Wheatly, driving “Major Woodie” in Multi-Engine Tractors. Following the event, fans were invited into the arena to visit with drivers and crew and get a close-up look at the oversized engines.

Above, Tonasket’s Robert Willis won the Light Stock division despite blowing out his drive shaft at the end of his run. Left, Bud “Budley the Clown” McSpadden presents announcer Mark Peterson of KXLY-TV (Spokane) with a key to the city.

Top Three Finishers (each class): Lightstock 1st - Robert Willis 2nd - Kevin Fletcher 3rd - Chuck Cone Heavystock 1st - Josh Amoth 2nd - John Harriso 3rd - Chris Jack Stock Diesel 1st - Rob Anderson 2nd - Brian Whitney 3rd - Clayton Jones Mod Diesel 1st - Dan Garvin 2nd - Brandie Calloway 3rd - Cody Paton Umlimited Diesel 1st - Jason Burton 2nd - Garrett Parlette

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3rd - D.J. Calloway Smoker Tractors 1st - Brent VanDalen - WA-2-Cee

2nd - Mick VanDalen - Big Green Tractor 3rd - Ty Tjoelker - Runnin’ in the Red Pro Mod 1st - Butch Phelps - Back Seat Driver

2nd - Jenny Bocook - Moonlighter 3rd - Steve Henjum - Limited Edition 2-wheel Drive Brad Campbell - Bad to the Bone

Multi-Engine Tractor 1st - Jack Wheatly - Major Woodie 2nd - Russ Hodges - General Chaos

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Oroville Community Fireworks would like to thank the following business and individuals for their support of the 4th of July Fireworks at Deep Bay: Greg James and Topics Entertainment Monte and Barb Drummond Grant and Elsa Lewis Bruce and Joan Cool Midway Oroville Building Supply Jim and Marilyn Prince, Princes Food Jack and Mary Hughes, Princes Dept. and Ace Hardware Ron and Yvonne McDougall Mr. and Mrs. James Zosel And special thanks to Gary DeVon for his help with clean up.

OROVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT #410 POSITION #4 Taking letters of interest for the following board director position: Director District 4 Starting at the intersection of Chesaw Rd and East Oroville Road. Southerly on East Oroville Rd to Cascade and Columbia River RR. West on said Railroad to Okanogan River. Northerly on Okanogan River to Cherry Street. South on Cherry St to Appleway Rd. Northwest on Appleway Ave to Juniper St. Northeast on Juniper St and extension to 17th Ave. Southeast on 17th Ave to Main St. Northerly on Main St to US Hwy 97. North on US Hwy 97 to the school district outline. Clockwise following the school district outline to northern crossing of Old Railroad Rd. Southerly on Old Railroad Rd to Molson Rd. North on Molson Rd to Nine Mile Rd. Northwesterly and southwesterly on Nine Mile Rd to Chesaw Rd. West on Chesaw Rd to the point of the beginning. THIS WILL BE A FILL-IN POSITION UNTIL DIRECTOR ELECTIONS IN NOVEMBER 2013. APPLICANTS WILL HAVE TO FOLLOW ELECTION PROCEDURES AS ESTABLISHED BY THE OKANOGAN COUNTY ELECTIONS OFFICE. YOU MUST BE A U.S. CITIZEN, CURRENTLY A REGISTERED VOTER IN THE STATE OF WASHINGTON, AND RESIDE IN THE BOUNDARIES OF THE POSITION IN WHICH YOUR ARE APPLYING. PLEASE SUBMIT A LETTER OF INTEREST AND RESUME TO: STEVE QUICK, SUPERINTENDENT 816 JUNIPER OROVILLE, WA 98844 OR CALL 509-476-2281 APPLICATIONS DUE TO THE DISTRICT OFFICE : July 23, 2012 @ 4:00 PM

Part time Grounds Keeper Required Qualifications: Must be 21 years of age. High school diploma or equivalent. Position Requires: Mowing lawns, setting/repairing irrigation system, repairing fences/gates, weeding, spraying, raking and other tasks related to grounds keeping. Prefer grounds keeper with some experience. Position is 20 hours per week, available immediately and will last through October 2012. Application: Submit letter of application, district application and resume to: Steve Quick, Oroville School District, 816 Juniper St., Oroville, WA 98844 509-476-2281. Position closes Aug. 2, 2012. Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Okanogan County Notice of Final Decision Project: Exempt Segregation, Parcel #3325160008 Proponent: Norma Cusick Decision: Approved Date of Publication: July 19, 2012 Appeal Deadline: August 9, 2012 The Okanogan County Office of Planning and Development approved the above-noted project. Within 21 calendar days of the publication date, parties with standing may appeal this decision to Okanogan County Superior Court at 149 N. 3rd Ave., Okanogan, WA, pursuant to RCW 36.70 C. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on July 19, 2012.#406006

Deceased The personal representative named below has been appointed as personal representative of this estate. Any personal 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 that later of: (1) Thirty 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 nonprobate assets. DATE OF FILING COPY OF NOTICE TO CREDITORS with Clerk of Court: JULY 2, 2012 DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION: July 12, 2012. /s/: BETTA C. LIDSTRAND Personal Representative

/s/: Anthony Castelda, WSBA# 28937 Attorney for Nelson PO Box 1307 Tonasket, WA 98855 (509) 486-1175 Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on July 12, 19 and 26, 2012.#404287

Public Auction Thompson Bees, 1869 Hwy 7, Oroville Thursday, July 26. View time: 10 a.m. Auction Time 11 a.m. (509) 476-3948 1992 Chev K1 PU WA B59589R Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on July 19, 2012.#406037 IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR OKANOGAN COUNTY NOTICE TO CREDITORS NO. 12-4-00040-8 In re the Estate of: FRANKLIN EARL NELSON

Public Auction Thompson Bees, 1869 Hwy 7, Oroville Monday, July 23. View time: 10 a.m. Auction Time 11 a.m. (509) 476-3948 1993 Chev K2500 PU WA B48784D Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on July 19, 2012.#406000 PUBLIC NOTICE ORDINANCE NO. 816 An Ordinance amending the 2012 Budget. The above summary is of an ordinance adopted by the Oroville City Council during the July 3, 2012 regular meeting. Entire copies of the ordinance may be obtained at the Oroville City Hall, 1308 Ironwood, during normal working hours (Monday - Friday, 8:00 - 4:00). ATTEST: Kathy M. Jones, Clerk-Treasurer Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on July 19, 2012.#406039

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Public Notice STORAGE AUCTION Notice of abandoned property and sale of same. Attention Sherry Combs. As of July 2012 the rent on your storage unit located at Oroville Mini Storage, 140 Chesaw Road, Oroville, Wash., is 6 months past due. Attempts to contact you have been unsuccessful. Your unit is considered abandoned and will be auctioned. Date of sale has been set 7/28/12. Contact 509-560-0166 for further information. Also for sale: Inflatable Spa Hot Tub, 15 HP Mercury Outboard, Parasail, Dry Bag, Car top Kayak Saddles, DVR Security Camera System, 36” TV, Couch, and more! No presales, viewing begins at 9 a.m., sale at 10 a.m. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on July 19 and 26, 2012.#406413

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Decedent’s probate and non-probate assets. Date of First Publication of this Notice: July 19, 2012 Dale L. Crandall, WSBA #32168, Attorney for Linda K. Patterson, Personal Representative P.O. Box 173 Loomis, WA 98827 Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on July 19, 26 and Aug. 2, 2012.#405989

SCHOOL DISTRICT BUDGET HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Board of Directors of Oroville School District No. 410 will hold a public hearing on July 30, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. to adopt the 2012-2013 school year budgets. The hearing will be held in the boardroom at 816 Juniper Street. The public is invited to attend and comments will be heard for or against any part of the budget. /s/: Steve Quick Superintenedent of Schools

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Beautiful country setting! This spacious home is well laid out and features a large 24x36 shop with concrete floor. Gated entry, fenced and cross-fenced for horse pasture. Full RV hookups with 50 amp service. Modern, functional kitchen with lots of counter space. This home is a must see! MLS#372007 $182,000

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608 Golden St. Oroville- Comfortable, 3 bed/ 2 bath home with lots of privacy due to the beautiful landscaped yard. The home has an open concept, great for entertaining. Back yard has a large deck and a fish pond.A Must See! NWML# 376302 $ 202,500.

Nice Three Bdrm/Home/ Shop/ Large Yard Very clean home with lots of great updates including kitchen cabinets, flooring, windows, underground watering system, heat pump and more. Full two bathrooms. Also a fruit room, rec room, and bonus room that’s finished very nicely. Attached double car garage is insulated. Nice rollup doors on detached shop and the attached garage. Lawn is large and well kept. Small fenced pasture for lawn clippings or a horse. Small block building for storage or a sewing room. Cyclone fencing around 3/4 of this parcel. The large covered deck invites you to relax and enjoy life. MLS#380402

5 Acres, 2 Bath, Loft, Sunroom. Real Wood Floors. Barn. Private. By Aeneas Lake. $209,900.


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Wildlife views - Privacy City Water & Sewer. Above Zosel Dam $105,000.


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WATERFRONT LOT, sandy beach, septic, water, power installed. Build or RV? $299,000.

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


WAUCONDA. A-Frame w/Well, Power, Septic, Phone. 1.99 Acres. 1/2 mile to Hwy 20. 1 mile to Wauconda Store & Cafe. 1/2 mile to National Forest. County Road Frontage. Kitchen Appliances. Move-in ready for Year-round Living or Weekend Get-a-way. $72,500.00. Possible Owner Contract. TONASKET. 11 miles m/l to 40 ACRES. Good Access. Road thru corner property. Big Views. Scattered Trees. Phone. Wells in area. $39,500.00. Owner contract. Jan Asmussen, Broker - Owner 509-486-2138  158 Airport Rd - Tonasket, WA. 98855

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Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune | july 19, 2012

Okanogan valley life Jamming in the park Okanogan Valley Church Guide

The Community Cultural Center of Tonasket hosted its second of four Music in the Park events Friday, July 13, in Tonasket’s History Park. With temperatures a good 10 degrees cooler than just a couple blocks away in town, and a relatively bug-free evening by the Okanogan River, listeners were treated with a collection of tunes by the Hyde family’s Chesaw Jam, as well as a number of the “Hyde Family Friends” that mixed and matched for a number of performances for nearly three hours. The next Music in the Park takes place Friday, July 27, featuring “Tonasket’s Got Talent.”

Brent Baker / staff photos

The Hyde Family and Friends (l-r, Pat Lyle, Steve Pollard, Barley Hyde, Ron Hyde, Quill Hyde and Judy Elven) provided several hours of entertainment Friday evening by the river.

A relaxed crowd (left) on a hot evening enjoyed some cool music at Tonasket’s History Park.

Kyle McConnell, Pat Lyle and Steve Pollard (right) jam on stage at Music in the Park on Friday.

OROVILLE Oroville Community Bible Fellowship

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

Faith Lutheran Church

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

Immaculate Conception Parish

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

PC of G Bible Faith Family Church

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

Oroville United Methodist

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

Valley Christian Fellowship

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

Trinity Episcopal

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

Church of Christ

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

Seventh-Day Adventist

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

Oroville Free Methodist

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


Chesaw Community Bible Church

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


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Community Christian Fellowship

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

RIVERSIDE Riverside Lighthouse - Assembly of God

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


Tues., July 31, Tues., Aug. 7 Tues., Aug. 14

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All proceeds will be donated to Tonasket Athletic Booster Club. for Tonasket High School and Middle School Students

Holy Rosary Parish

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

Immanuel Lutheran Church

Saturday, July 28 - 7pm Oroville Community Bible Fellowship

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

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

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

Crossroads Meeting Place

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Tonasket Foursquare Church

Admission: Free

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

(Donations accepted)

Tonasket Community UCC

24 E. 4th, Tonasket • 486-2181

“A biblically based, thoughtful group of Christian People”

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

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Okanogan County Superior Court Pos. 1 Whitestone Church of the Brethren

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

Ellisforde Church of the Brethren

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

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

Pastor Jim Yaussy Albright.

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