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Hospital CEO breaks down NVH performance

It’s a Grand Ol’ Flag on a Chesaw Fourth


“We’re obviously not always about the revenue. But we have to make sure that the departments that do make money can balance out the ones that don’t.”


TONASKET - Is the glass half full, or half empty? North Valley Hospital District CEO Linda Michel seems to see that right now, it’s both. While the hospital has improved its overall financial standing in the two years since she arrived, the need to get the warrant level (low-interest loans from the county for operating expenses) reduced led her to delve more deeply into each department’s financial performance than had been done previously. Though NVH was on track last winter to have its warrants paid off by its target date of 2014, a recent rise in the warrant level made the need for that analysis more pressing. “Our overall thinking is that we need to be out of debt by the end of 2014,” Michel said. “We’re going to find a way to do that. It means examining every nook and cranny of what we do, and then doing what’s needed. “We’re obviously not always about the revenue. But we have to make sure that the departments that do make money can balance out the ones that don’t. And if something isn’t a good fit for us, we may need to make some hard decisions.” Michel said that there hadn’t been a history of breaking down each department’s financial performance, and she felt the need to go through each department to determine where changes needed to be made. She presented her results at the Thursday, June 28, meeting of the NVH Board of Commissioners, along with

The Chesaw Rodeo Drill Team (above) parades through town before the start of the 70th Annual Chesaw Fourth of July Rodeo. Old Glory (right) goes for a quick gallop around the Chesaw Rodeo grounds while Christa McCoy sings the national anthem. Kay Tracy (below right), this year’s Chesaw Fourth of July Rodeo Grand Marshal, rides in style in a “little red Corvette.” Ely Talbert (below), age three and a half, from Curlew, waves the flag as the Chesaw Fourth of July Parade marches, trots and drives by.

Linda Michel North Valley Hospital District CEO

some recommendations on what needed to be done to further solidify the district’s financial footing. Faced with the avalanche of information, the Board of Commissioners didn’t take any action on Michel’s recommendations, though they pledged their support for her efforts after discussing the issues. “It’s going to be quite a process of looking at every department,” she said. “We need to come up with some recommendations and make sure that we’re living day to day on what we make here and not depending on the county. We want our own bank account.”

Some departments in the black First, the good news.


Six-year Transportation Program amended

Photos by Gary DeVon

Several airport issues discussed BY GARY A. DEVON MANAGING EDITOR

OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council amended the 2012-2017 Six Year Transportation Program at their Tuesday, July 3 meeting adding $51,568 Preliminary Engineering money for the STPR Central and Cherry Streets projects. The city recently received notice that they would be getting grants to help pay for the street improvements. There was also a public hearing on the 20132018 Six Year Transportation Program. The program is the same as the previous plan, with the exception of the

Oroville Heritage Days, Fly-in and CanAm Powerboat Races, July 20-22 BY GARY A. DEVON MANAGING EDITOR

OROVILLE – Mark your calendars for an activity packed weekend July 20 to July 22 as Oroville Heritage Days and Fly-in, as well as a return of the Can Am Powerboat Races, take place in Oroville The Okanogan Borderlands Historical Society presents Heritage Days with activities all around town and at Dorothy Scott Municipal Airport and The Can Am Hydro races return after a short hiatus to Lake Osoyoos. 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 performing at the Free Methodist Church. On Saturday, July 21, the day begins

at Dorothy Scott International Airport with a full breakfast from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., sponsored by the Boy Scouts. The Farmer’s Market in front of the library begins at 9 a.m. There’s also a Bring Your Own Yard Sale 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 as well. 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. 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


Preliminary Engineering Costs for the Central and Cherry Streets Project, which were removed and replaced with a similar project with construction costs of $455,112. Councilman Walt Hart III made a motion to approve a resolution for the new Six Year Transportation Program and it was seconded by Councilwoman Neysa Roley and passed. Rod Noel, Superintendent of Public Works reported on a meeting with Aspect Consulting’s Dan Haller and the Department of Ecology regarding water rights transferred from Puget Properties (Veranda Beach Resort) to the city. Also attending the meeting were Mayor Chuck Spieth and City Clerk Kathy Jones. Noel will discuss financial participation between the resort owners and the city in trying to transfer the


What a Blast The Oroville Community Fireworks display delivered a blast of a show last Fourth of July at Deep Bay Park. The display is sponsored by donations from Greg James and family and other local businesses and individuals. It is organized each year by Dane Forrester and Bryan Sawyer is the licensed pyrotechnical. It was definitely a big hit with young and old, American and Canadian, and finished with a booming crescendo that rivaled past year’s displays. For more fireworks photos please see page 12.

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. The Can Am Hydro Races take place on Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22. The fast paced action takes place off Deep Bay Park on Lake Osoyoos. The races feature Inboard, Inboard Endurance, OPC and Vintage in races of four laps of an on an approximately 1 1/4 mile course. Bring a folding chair and sun screen. More information on the races in next week’s newspaper.


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Veterans must schedule a physical to stay in VA program

July Community Cultural Center events Submitted by River Jones CCC of Tonasket

TONASKET - July events continue at the Community Cultural Center of Tonasket, though not all of them will actually be in the CCC building itself. Music in the Park with Chesaw Jam will be Friday, July 13, from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. at History Park on the river. Refreshments will be sold by the CCC, with dinner available from La Ultima Mexicatesssen. Call the CCC for more information at (509) 4861328. July 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. is the Artists’ Paint-In. Join local artists for camaraderie and inspiration. Call Claire at (509) 4861119 or Sandra at (509) 826-5372 for info. The Apple Hill Art Camp for Teens will take place July 19, 26 and Aug. 2, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. each day. Contact Jody Olson at (509) 322-4071 to sign up. Karen Rice King, a master dowser from Colorado will be presenting a short talk on creating balance and healthy space at the Dowsing and Earth Acupuncture Lecture on July 26, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The Free Community Dinner will be Sunday, July 29, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m., free for those who need it and by donation for others. Call Janet at (509) 486-2061 for more info. Commodity Foods Program for seniors will distribute food on July 26 from 9 - 11 a.m. The Theater Arts Summer Camp for Kids will be July 30 Aug. 3, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Second through fifth graders are invited for a fun week on the stage. Cost is $4 per day, with scholarships available. Call Diana Luca Brown for more info at (509) 846-6591. Regular weekly events this month include Zumba exercise classes on Mondays (July 16, 23, 30) from 6 - 7 p.m., Wednesdays (July 18 and 25) from 6 - 7 p.m. and Fridays (July 14, 21 and 28) from 9 - 10 a.m. Contact Misty Rothrock at (509) 939-1392 for more info. The Buddhist Study Group in the Pamtingpa Center begins at 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday. Contact Su Ianiello at (509) 486-1440. July’s monthly board meeting will be Wednesday, July 17, at 6:15 p.m., with the events committee meeting preceding it beginning at 5 p.m.



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The 2011 OHA Plant Hike with George Thornton - at Lost Lake Wetland Fringe. This year’s event is Saturday, July 21.

The Magic of Wetlands tour July 21 by Julie Ashmore OHA Conservation Cooridator

What happens when a stream slows down and backs up, or water seeps out of the ground, making the soil wet? On Saturday, July 21, “The Magic of Wetlands” highlands tour will explore the plethora of transformations that occur when water inundates the ground. Once viewed by many as unusable land, we now realize that wetlands provide important benefits to all members of the web of life, cleaning the water we all need and storing it away for the times when we most need it. “The Magic of Wetlands” tour, part of the Okanogan Higlands Alliance’s Summertime Highland Wonders series, will provide an opportunity to learn about the intricate ways in which wetlands carry out their roles. With a team of experts approaching wetlands from different angles, we will visit sites in the Chesaw area, and compare and contrast the values and functions as they relate to hydrology, plants, birds, insects, and mammals – including humans. This tour will be the first to utilize two trails built by the

Okanogan Highlands Alliance with the help of the Curlew Job Corps Forestry team, both overlooking rich wetland habitat. Due to the nature of the outdoor event, participation is limited, and priority registration will be offered for OHA members. A waiting list is being generated on a firstcome, first-serve basis. To begin or renew your OHA membership and be first in line to register for the summertime events, please visit www.okanoganhighlands. org/support, or contact OHA for more information. Contact OHA to sign up, for time, meeting place, and carpooling options. OHA is a non-profit organization that works to educate the public on watershed issues. The Highland Wonders educational series features the natural history of the Okanogan Highlands and surrounding areas. OHA’s Education Program, which is offered free of charge, is designed to build the capacity of the community to steward natural habitats and resources by helping to develop an informed and empowered population. Donations are always welcome. Details are provided on OHA’s website:

TONASKET - Veterans that are receiving health care at the Rural Tonasket VA Health Clinic need to schedule an annual physical to stay eligible for their benefits. The issue was discussed Thursday, June 14, at the North Valley Hospital board of commissioners meeting, and North Valley Hospital is trying to reach out to vets to ensure they know of the requirement. “If you haven’t had your yearly physical, the VA will drop you from the program,” said Tonasket Veterans Service Officer Shane Barton. “If you haven’t signed up, don’t wait until you need health care and it’s too late.” To schedule a physical, veterans can call (509) 486-3107, or call (509) 486-3177 to sign up for the program. At the board meeting, commissioner Herb Wandler said that Dale White, one of the area’s leaders on veterans’ issues, went to Spokane in June to discuss the issue with the VA. “(White) came and talked to me the other day,” Wandler said. “Some of the vets have come in

and had their exams, but have not been notified to get another one during the next year. They are supposed to be sending them notification to be doing that, and they haven’t been doing that. “That’s a big deal.” Business development coordinator Terri Orford and White discussed the issue on the Healthline radio program on June 27. Barton said that vets that get dropped from the program can reapply, but that it involved starting from scratch as far as paperwork and wait times were concerned.

Input sought Barton is also seeing information on what other services are needed for local veterans. “If you are a veteran or know someone who is, we would like to find out what the needs are,” he said. “That includes low-income and housing needs. “The more information we can gather the easier it is to get the programs started in our county that suit their needs.” Barton can be contacted at (509) 486-3177 or vsotonasket@

CLARIFICATION In the article in last week’s issue about Lacey Hirst-Pavek losing her appeal of her murder and manslaughter convictions, we erroneously said that Tansey Mathis and David Richards, also found guilty in the slaying, had exhausted their appeal to the state Court of Appeals. Their appeals were not rejected by the Court of Appeals; they have not been ruled on yet. They are held up pending a decision by Supreme Court in an unrelated case with a similar issues, according to Okanogan County Prosecutor Karl Sloan. The Gazette-Tribune regrets the error.

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HOSPITAL | FROM A1 The emergency room, with contracted services through Coast-to-Coast Health Care, has a projected profit of $1.1 million after netting $812,000 last year. Rehabilitation services, due primarily to reduced expenditures, is on track to more than double its profit from $318,000 to a projected $750,000. Laboratory profits look to be comparable to last year’s $318,000 despite a projected decrease in the number of procedures from 42,400 to 36,800. Finally, the radiology department’s net profit, as currently projected, should be in the $547,000, down from $850,000 last year. Michel’s recommendations included emphasizing marketing for all divisions; continuing NVH’s relationship with Coastto-Coast for emergency room services; moving Rehabilitation Services into the Oroville clinic. “I think we they all need to be in one spot,” she said. “And I think we should take two or three rooms on the southwest end of ... Extended Care... and make a true rehab facility. We’ve got the staff; we’ve got everything we need.” Such a facility would fill a need for patients that weren’t traditional extended care patients, for example a teenage car accident victim, that may not typically be comfortable in a nursing home setting. “If they need to go to the nursing home to rehab, they may not want to go there,” Michel said. “They may not want to go there.” Currently the nearest such rehab facility is in Spokane. The CEO said that NVH is working on integrating its systems with Wenatchee Valley, with the intent of taking on that lab’s blood testing. “They have their own lab right now, and they’re going to close that,” Michel said. “We’re really

excited about this. It’s something (Director of Ancillary Services) Noreen Olma has been wanting for years and years, and (until now) it just hasn’t happened.” Michel added that she would like to evaluate the mammography program and make some process corrections to the scheduling to better accommodate both providers and patients.

Bigger issues Larger issues that may involve more significant changes involve the hospital’s participation in Caribou Trail Orothopedics and the performance of the Tonasket and Oroville clinics. Caribou Trail is an LLC formed by the hospitals in Tonasket, Omak, Brewster, Chelan and Grand Coulee. The hospitals pay the Caribou Trail doctors set fees for their services, which vary depending on what the service is. The problem NVH has faced is that 31 percent of those patients either can’t or don’t pay for their services. A third are written off as bad debt or charity care. NVH brought in $163,000 of net revenue, but that didn’t include the use of hospital staff, supplies or space. Furthermore, each of the hospitals other than Omak’s Mid-Valley is seeing a significant decrease in patients compared to last year. “Caribou Trail bills the fee, and we pay it regardless of whether we get paid or not,” Michel said. One task set before Michel and the board will be to determine whether or not to remain part of the Caribou Trail arrangement, at least as it currently exists. NVH could withdraw from Caribou Trail and sell off its percentage of the LLC to one or more of the other member hospitals on 60 days notice.

COUNCIL | FROM A1 withdrawal point from the resort property to the city’s wells. Noel also gave an update on the U.S. Border Patrol’s acquisition of water from the city for the new Border Patrol complex north of town. The city is allowing temporary water usage for construction testing, but approval for permanent connection will be delayed until the city receives an agreement for water services, all development fees and an agreement on construction of a reservoir. Target date for the agreement is now mid-September, said Noel. Spraying for mosquitos may begin as soon as Friday, July 13, although the date is dependent on when high water recedes, said Clerk Jones. She reported that the owner of the crop dusting service the city uses had a plane wreck and that Omak’s Superintendent said an alternate pilot and plane have been located. Omak is the lead agency in the mosquito spraying program. The mayor and Councilman Ed Naillon recently paid a visit to the airport and noticed the runway is cracking and is in need of crack sealing. Airport Services Manager Steve Johnston said that the airport markings were in definite need of being redone. A representative from the Department of Transportation – Aeronautics division is expected within the next couple of weeks, according to Jones. The city may need to do a slurry seal like was done a number of years ago, while trying to raise the necessary match for the runway relocation project. Chris Branch, the director of Community Development reported on the Airport Advisory Committee that is working on an Airport Compatibility Ordinance. He informed the council that the county commissioners are now backing away from the six month moratorium in response to a couple of disgruntled citizens who

have property near the Okanogan airport. “The moratorium only restricted certain types of development in a couple of zones, mostly in residential and places of assembly like schools and churches,” said Branch in an interview after the council meeting. “Commissioner (Andy) Lampe asked during the meeting about the moratorium and if they couldn’t just deal with Oroville’s airport differently. Commissioner (Bud) Hover’s response was ‘just let them build what they want.’” Branch said the commissioners could have modified the moratorium, while the cities’ work on zoning maps, each designed to meet the safety needs of the various municipal airports in the county, continued. “It’s about pilot safety and

The medical clinics, in the short term, pose the biggest problem on the financial end. That will be partially alleviated by completion of the hospital’s second floor construction project, which will allow the Tonasket Family Medical Clinic, the VA Clinic and other specialties to move upstairs where there is space to operate. Currently, the Tonasket clinic is unable to see enough patients to cover its expenses, but hasn’t the space to accommodate more. The Oroville clinic hasn’t fared any better. In 2011, Tonasket lost $417,000, while Oroville was $295,000 in the red. In 2012 they are projected to lose $389,000 and $395,000, respectively, and with a combined estimated bad debt load of nearly $300,000 stand to finish the year over $1 million in the red. “There will be much more space,” in Tonasket, Michel said. “We need more volume, and right now we can’t reach those volumes.” The second floor construction is on schedule for completion in late August, which will alleviate the space issues. The Tonasket clinic has been operating shorthanded, and Michel said that the hospital is actively recruiting to fill that position with an eye toward getting the clinic in its new space. “The other part of it is our efficiency in both clinics,” Michel said. “We’re working on reorganizing our patient flow into a new model so that we’re able to see more patients without sacrificing anything in terms of patient care and patient safety, which is always our number one priority.” Michel said that she has held off on marketing the clinics to this point because, until the second floor construction is done and the in-house changes are implemented, they couldn’t realistically accept the number of patients it would take to approach breakeven numbers.

“We can’t market the clinics until they’re operating smoothly,” she said. The VA Clinic poses its own set of issues, though it has been successful on most every level in its first year. NVH gets reimbursed by the Veterans Administration for each person that it keeps enrolled in the program. Thus far that has meant a combined 1125 visits and an enrollment of 426 vets in Oroville and Tonasket combined, a number that is expected to grow. The most critical aspect is having a VA certified provider. “We’re going to have VA provider that’s going to come three days this month,” Michel said. “Then he’ll give us dates for August and September, or until we find a new (permanent) provider.” Also, the Veterans Administration had not been informing patients of their need for annual physicals in order to stay enrolled in the program, so those involved with the VA Clinic have, through direct means and a publicity blitz, been trying to get the word out so that enrollment in the program doesn’t drop by unintentional attrition. The biggest news nationwide the day of the June 28 board meeting was the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold most of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - a.k.a. Obamacare - but that didn’t make much of a ripple with the NVH staff and wasn’t even mentioned at the board meeting. “We’re so used to regulations changing, we’ve gotten to be pretty innovative,” Michel said. “Such as the changes to Medicare this year. Plus, this state has already done quite a lot. So our eyes are pretty wide open, regardless of what happens.” The NVH Board of Commissioners next meets Thursday, July 12, in the hospital board room.

the safety of the people on the ground,” said Branch, who is proceeding with developing the zoning map for Oroville’s airport and the adjacent property. In other airport news, Johnston reported sales of fuel have been brisk and that there are several helicopters operating out of the airport. “Our helicopter boys have been really busy keeping the cherries dry and Rod’s got us lots of fuel... we’re in good shape, everything is operating well,” Johnston said. The council approved a second budget amendment to provide for additional 2012 criminal justice fees for medical and incarceration costs at the county jail. Jones said she was taking $20,000 out of flood control to make up the shortfall. Arnie Marchand, representing the Okanogan Borderlands Historical Society, asked and received permission for the soci-

ety to create banners that say “welcome” or “hello” in five different languages, as well as one that would point out where to turn for the museum and visitor information center. These would use existing brackets already on light poles within the city. “It’s a way to show the awful lot of foreign visitors that come through here that we welcome them,” said Marchand. “People from Holland and Germany are big advocates of visiting the Thompson-Okanagan region and they are coming down Highway 97 and through Oroville.”

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A Sunday, July 8, night brush fire in Crumbacher damaged the fiber optic lines that provide much of the North Valley with internet service, leaving many - including North Valley Hospital and the Tonasket School District’s dedicated services - cut off from the outside digital world. A PUD crew (white trucks, above) worked through the night and had service restored by mid-afternoon on Monday.


Over 6,000 lighting strikes blanket the state in 24-hour period by Janet Pearce DNR Community Outreach & Education

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) responded to fires brought on by lighting and hot, dry weather conditions on July 8 and 9. Of the 13 fires that started Monday, all have been contained due to the work of firefighters across central Washington. There were 6,208 lightning strikes in a 24-hour period on July 9. Small, smoldering fires may still result from lightning strikes. Dry conditions and increased winds can fan the flames, creating delayed but very real fire danger. DNR crews, working with other agencies, are ready to respond to new fires as they are discovered over the next couple of days. As thunderstorms decrease, the potential for human-caused wildfires are a continuing concern. Continued heat and dry conditions are expected on both sides of the Cascades. Fire officials warn that the entire state will be warm and dry into next week. This year, DNR has responded to 335 fires, which have burned approximately 2,000 acres.

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Gary DeVon / staff photos

Left, Corey Olson of Chesaw throws a loop in the Junior Breakaway Roping at the Chesaw Fourth of July Rodeo. Olson, who took second place in the Pee Wee Barrels, earned Junior All Around Cowboy honors. Above, Kaylee Bobadilla attempts to lasso a calf in the Junior Breakaway Roping during the competition at the Fourth of July Rodeo. Like the rest of the competitors Bobadilla had no luck that day.

Kartchner, Olson earn All Around Cowboy By Gary A. DeVon Managing Editor

of last week’s family rodeo. Bareback

1st Talon Kartchner—Republic

CHESAW – Talon Kartchner was named Senior All Around Cowboy and Corey Olson Junior All Around Cowboy at the Chesaw Fourth of July Rodeo. Kartchner, from Republic, took first place in the Bareback and third in the Senior Cow Riding. He teamed up with Steve Kartchner, also of Republic, to take third in the Wild Cow Milking, as well. Olson, of Chesaw, took second in the Pee Wee Barrels. As rodeo announcer Mike Salisbury often commented, the weather wasn’t too hot or too cool, it was “just right” for the 70th Annual Fourth of July Rodeo. Rodeo-goers swelled the population of the tiny community, with vendors, the store and tavern all doing box office business on Wednesday. Perhaps just as exciting as the bronc riding, cow riding and barrel races were the chicken chase and calf scramble for the kids. The chickens led the kids on a merry chase in two age divisions that day and the calf scramble became a battle of wills between bovine and juvenile. The wild cow milking was also a chance to get a good laugh as two-person teams struggled to milk an uncooperative cow. The following are the full results

Saddle Bronc

No Qualified Rides

Senior Cow Riding

Open Barrels

Wild Cow Milking

Junior Barrels

1st Stewart Leslie—Chesaw 2nd Louie Castro—Omak 3rd Talon Kartchner—Republic 4th Dalton Wahl—Loomis 1st Cesar Bobadilla & TJ Symonds— Tonasket

Talon Kartchner of Republic rides Scooter in the first section of the bareback competition at the Chesaw Fourth of July Rodeo. Kartchner earned a first place in the bareback and went on to take Senior All Around Cowboy honors on Wednesday.

2nd Tyler Pittman & Hans Rabenold—Oroville 3rd Talon Kartchner & Steve Kartchner—Republic 4th Kenny Cyr & Ralph Moses— Omak 1st Bailey Burnett—Chewelah 14.75 2nd Ali Kartchner—Tonasket 15.14 3rd Amy Nelson—Omak 15.18 4th B. Pillan—Addy 15.42 1st Sammi Walamaki—Chesaw 15.15 2nd Brittany Jewett—Chesaw 15.38

Pee Wee Barrels 3rd Taylor Smith—Colville 16.52 4th Sarah Quinlan—Chesaw 20.86

Junior Cow Riding

1st Chase Nigg—Oroville 2nd Dustin Nigg—Oroville

1st Brier Selvidge—Malott 17.21 2nd Corey Olson—Chesaw 17.35 3rd Jessie Walker—Omak 18.92




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THE TOWN CRIER Miscellaneous ramblings on a short week Wow, what happened, I skip writing my editorial one week and let U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rogers have my spot and the next thing you know, not a single letter to the editor. I can’t believe I scared everyone away a few weeks back when I asked people to try and only write on one subject every 30 days and to keep things short, concise and to the point. That’s never worked before. Maybe it’s because I’ve moved the Town Crier to page five to get in another color page, could be that’s unlucky – but who knew I didn’t until I did it? It was a short week due to the holiday, not that I ever get the July 4th off, but it can be argued that it’s nicer to be up at Chesaw for the rodeo and at Deep Bay Park for fireworks then it is to be stuck in the office, especially when its gotten so hot out. It still seems like work by the end of the day though. What a great job the volunteers do that get the rodeo off the ground each year and not enough can be said about the very small crew that plans and executes our beautiful fireworks display. I’m sure Out of the rodeo club could always use more help and I My Mind know Dane Forrester could use a hand, particularly Gary A. DeVon when it comes to seeking donations to pay for the pyrotechnics each year. So, we kind of lost a day with the Fourth of July holiday, no big deal, except Monday’s deadline was thrown out of whack by that fire near Crumbacher that took out the fiber optic cable. It rendered our internet useless until late in the afternoon. That doesn’t sound so bad, just don’t surf the web, right? Unfortunately when the internet goes down, we can’t connect to our servers and when that happens we can’t even log on to our computers and our phones don’t work. So, for me it was off to my house to work on my old slow-mo desktop. At home I still had internet through DSL and could connect to my work email and even listen to my phone messages. However, all the articles, as well as the fireworks and rodeo pictures I downloaded before sneaking out early on Friday were locked in my work computer. Any other day of the week and it wouldn’t have been such a hassle, but not on Monday. I promised myself I wouldn’t complain about the heat if we could just get rid of the rain. Climate Change or not, last summer and this one were certainly shortened by all the rain we’ve had. Hopefully the rain has gone away, at the very least long enough to get the rest of the cherries off the trees. Rain isn’t unusual, but my childhood memories of camping out in the backyard of our Oroville home have the rain, thunder and lightening mostly at night, leaving perfect, hot summer days. Could be selective memory as I can remember listening to C-K-Double-O radio out of Osoyoos waiting for the temperature to hit 90 degrees Fahrenheit so we could stop thinning apples. Not, of course, because the orchardist was worried about us passing out or anything, he was worried about his little apples getting sunburned. I can’t remember what that is in celsius, but I could do the conversion in my head back then and when it was 90 and above it meant we could quit and go swimming in Lake Osoyoos or perhaps jump from the rope swing into the Okanogan River (as it was still called back then) at Henry Kniss Riverside Park (as it wasn’t called back then, and usually still isn’t). Enjoy the heat, it must be like 32 degrees Celsius out there.

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Reform should be on the candidates’ agenda OPINION BY LEE H. HAMILTON

As the presidential candidates go at it over the next several months, we’ll be hearing a lot about what the federal government ought to be doing. Unfortunately, we’ll likely hear next to nothing about how it should go about it. The need to reform how the federal government operates ought to be high on the campaign agenda every four years. Instead, it rarely gets mentioned. Politically, this is puzzling. According to the polls, public trust in the government’s capacity to solve the problems facing the country has hit record lows. Late last year, Gallup found that Americans believe the federal government wastes over half of every dollar it spends — compared to the 40 cents of every dollar they complained about when the question was first asked in 1979. A 2010 poll for the Center for American Progress found that Americans are “extremely receptive to reform efforts that would eliminate inefficient government programs, implement performance-based policy decisions, and adopt modern management methods and information tech-

nologies.” Yet candidates don’t seem to believe that reform has much appeal to the average voter. This is especially perplexing because whoever wins office, of course, will have to rely on the institutions of government to pursue his goals. Yet much of government is widely perceived as dysfunctional these days — and often is. Our tax system is out of whack, our fiscal problems are stalemated, the civil service struggles to reward excellence or punish incompetence, Congress seems fundamentally incapable of resolving the issues that confront it, the bureaucracy too often seems ineffective, inefficient, or downright inept. Moreover, the amount of waste and duplication that has been allowed to flourish within the federal government is nothing short of awe-inspiring. A Government Accountability Office inquiry last year found 15 different agencies dealing with food safety; five agencies and 100 separate programs just within the Department of Transportation involved with surface transportation; seven federal agencies overseeing 20 programs to deal with homelessness; over 2,000 federal data centers; and enough

other examples to fill a 340-page report. It’s hardly a surprise, then, that Americans would resonate to talk of reinventing government. There is so much disdain for the federal apparatus and lack of confidence in its procedures and results that the whole system is crying out for change, experimentation and reform. Yet there are also powerful reasons why it doesn’t happen. The institutions of government, at heart, are structures of power. This means that even the smallest programs and agencies have their champions in elected officials, bureaucrats and a constellation of public and private interests that have grown up around them. Reform means a shift in power and resources, and will inevitably result in a fight. That is why, over the course of our history, it’s tended to happen only after a crisis. So there is a legitimate question as to whether Congress and the executive branch are capable of rising to the challenge of reform. Politicians are reluctant to push it unless they can control it — which means controlling both houses of Congress as well as the White House. And that kind of control comes along only rarely.

Within Congress itself, despite the widespread perception that it is the “broken branch” in the federal system, there seems very little fresh thinking among its members about how to make government work better — much less willingness to engage wholeheartedly with reform. Still, these are explanations for inaction, not excuses. During my three decades in Congress, I served on pretty much every reform commission that came up. I saw a lot of earnest effort, only some of which actually resulted in changes that stuck. But I inevitably came away from those experiences convinced that this country could do a much better job of governance, and that Americans actively aspire to a more perfect union. They believe in the limitless capabilities of our country, and they want a government that can act effectively to realize them. It puzzles me that our political candidates don’t seem to understand that reform is the missing issue in this campaign. Lee Hamilton is Director of the Center on Congress at Indiana University. He was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for 34 years.

A flat tax lesson from Mexico OPINION BY ROBERTO SALINAS-LEÓN

With tax season finally behind us, now’s an ideal time for policymakers to reform America’s tax code. With the absurd complexity of the U.S. tax system is still fresh in everyone’s mind, there’s certainly political will for such a move. One of the most popular ideas is the flat tax -- a uniform rate applied to all income, without exemptions, deductions, or special favors. The flat-tax approach could apply to individual incomes taxes as well as to taxes on businesses. The flat tax is a bold idea, which has caught on in many socalled emerging markets. Done right, it could revitalize America’s economy. But my home country of Mexico serves as a cautionary tale for what can go wrong when policymakers try to exploit the flat tax as just another instrument to enhance tax revenues. In Mexico, the unhappy experience centered on business taxes. In January 2008, thanks in large part to the leadership of President Felipe Calderon, Mexico installed a national 16.5 percent flat tax -- officially known as the “IETU” -- on all corporate earnings. It was eventually adjusted upwards to 17.5 percent, which is the current rate.

The problems that inspired Mexico’s IETU are similar to those plaguing the American system. Mexico’s code was riddled with an absurd number of deductions and special-interest carveouts. Tax code complexity generates massive compliance costs that leave businesses with fewer resources to put toward genuinely productive activities. In Mexico, code compliance expenses involve a transaction cost of almost 2 percent of GDP. In the United States, citizens spend over 6 billion hours annually filling out tax forms. Research from the Laffer Center shows that for every dollar collected by the IRS, taxpayers incur an additional 30 cents in compliance costs, totaling $431 billion every year. In Mexico as in the United States, large corporations have the resources and the (perverse) incentive to exploit complexities in the tax code to reduce their taxes. In Mexico, while the official corporate marginal tax rate was 30 percent, many businesses routinely finagled their burden down to as low as 6 percent “effective” tax rate. To get a sense of the size of that same problem in America, just consider that General Electric paid precisely zero percent in taxes on net income in 2009 and 2010.

Done right, the IETU would have transformed the Mexican economy, radically simplifying tax compliance and getting rid of mountains of existing loopholes. But something went wrong between conception and implementation. By the time President Calderon obtained congressional approval and signed the bill into law, it looked wildly different from the ambitious conception of the flat tax. Policymakers, obsessed only with tax revenue, started tinkering -- and then tinkered and tinkered some more, to the point that the final law actually made the country’s tax code far worse. Instead of a simple, straightforward rate on earnings, businesses got handed yet another bundle of complexities in calculating and complying with tax obligations. Indeed, the worst mutation by far was that instead of replacing the old, broken corporate income tax system, the IETU was introduced as an alternative to compete with it. Every year, businesses now have to tally up how much they owe under both the old corporate rate (with countless of deductions) and the flat tax alternative -- and then, by law, are supposed to pay the higher amount. Shockingly, instead of using a simple idea to simplify life, the

government managed to increase compliance costs. Businesses have to hire double the lawyers and accountants every tax season, leaving even less time and money for productive activities, and making it all the more likely that they might decide to just avoid paying taxes entirely. Tax evasion today represents almost 40 percent of all (non-oil) tax revenues collected! The IETU was conceived as a way of streamlining the tax code in order to spur business growth and make Mexico more accommodating to investment. But politicians morphed it into a brazen money grab. The law that President Calderon signed is nothing like what flat tax advocates were originally hoping for. In the process, the very idea of a flat tax has unwittingly gotten a bad rap. American policymakers need to avoid our mistakes. The U.S. tax code needs to be simplified. There could soon be the political will for installing a national, uniform flat rate. When legislators go about writing that rate into law, though, they must keep it pure and simple -- and fight back against any special-interest scheming to recreate the costly and inefficient rules of the past. Roberto Salinas-León is the president of the Mexico Business Forum.

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Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune | July 12, 2012

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By Marianne Knight

The BIG day has come and gone for our Hilltop. The weather was great, even a little warm for some folks. The vendors were well visited for T-shirts, Ice Cream, Snow Cones, Burgers, Walkin Tacos, Cotton Candy, Corn Dogs, Pancakes and Fries. There was a yard sale, plants from Highland Meadows, I’m sure there were others that I did not see. The crowd sounded like they were having a good time and our visitors from the other side of the mountains said they enjoyed all of it. We ended up with 22 at our place for the celebration. The oldest was 72 and the youngest 3 years old. It was a busy time. They came from as far away as Raleigh, N.C., Puyallup, Duvall, Seattle, and Sammamish. This was our children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. We do not see them very often so it was a treat to have them here for the fourth.

One of the big highlights was nobody caught a chicken. If they do catch one we always have to find a home for it. I know the kids were disappointed. A while ago they caught two chickens and a duck. We were lucky to find homes. The parade entrants are listed bewlow so you can see who and what was in the parade this year. Color Guard: Katie Nelson – American; Britney Jewitt – Oroville; Kathryn Leslie - Wash. State; Kim Richardson - Chesaw Rodeo Club The rest of the Highlands Mounted Drill Team: Sarah Quinlan, Willie Shearer, Judy Bunch, Erin Quinlan, Susie Nelson, Matt Stanley, Kim Richardson and Heather Shearer. Grand Marshal: Kay (Sutton) Tracy Orville May Day Queen: Ali Miller and her Princess Dayna Roley. Ali is very active in school and the community. She is still unsure of her future, but is thinking about joining the Air Force.

HILLTOP COMMENTS Princess Dayna Roley is also very active with school and church youth group activities. Dayna plans on getting a degree in elementary education. The girls are riding in Vic Bunns wagon today. Ali and Dayna would like to thank the town of Chesaw and all their guests for having them up for the parade and rodeo. Miss Omak Stampede: Katie Fergus, invited you to attend the Omak Stampede and World Famous Suicide Race. Come and enjoy four PRCA Rodeo Performances, the Carnival, Indian Encampment, Grand Parade, and more. Come on down to the Stampede in Omak the second weekend of August. Bekah Thomason, is this year’s Miss Nespelem Junior Rodeo’s Princess, 2012. She is a Senior at Omak High School. Her parents are Joe and Melissa Thomason.

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Bud Hoover is running for Okanogan County Commissioner (District #2) (re election) Bud and his son Wes are Hay Farmers from Winthrop. Vote! Vote! Vote! Gordon Jones, a Piper from Midway, Canada is here to play for us for the 7th year. Chesaw Store with local kids and candy. Bailey Burnett, Darcy Zolman, Bea Pillen. These girls will be running barrels later. A ‘49 Pontiac driven by Gary Eagle of Knob Hill Forge and Happy Dawg Band. Jody Nelson, Lydia Field, and Jessica Hudsel, all local girls celebrating the 4th. These girls are all good riders and love their horses. The Chesaw/Molson Firefighters Robin Stice and Tim Mason are in the big red fire truck today. They are ust tow of our great department. We had a lot of entries come at the last minute and had some cancellations and the heat, we were very busy at the start. I apologize if I ruffled anyones feathers or left anyone out..

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The Nespelem Junior Rodeo is always the last weekend in April. Representing the Okanogan County Fair is Queen Callie Barker. She would to invite everyone to attend the Fair in Okanogan Sept. 6-9. This years theme is “Hometown Pride Spread Country Wide.” It is a great event filled with a family atmosphere that will leave memories with you for years to come. The Caribu Trails Junior Rodeo Association is proud to present Sammie Walimaki as their Queen for the 2012 season. Vic Bunn of Fletcher Mountain and his ‘39 Farmall and Wagon. He has been a part of our parade for several years now. This year he is presenting the Oroville Royalty. We have a local “Sweetheart”, Elaine Quinlan, riding in a Fiat owned by Cooks Cutting Edge. Henry (Hank) Rawson for Judicial Candidate (Superior Court with his decor-ated ATV

and throwing candy to the kids. Vote for Hank. The 55 Chevy Pick up was driven by Leonard Hedlund. Riding in back was Curtis Staples, great grandson of Roy and Maxine Nealey, and great grandson of Lawrence and Clara Staples. Curtis is 10 years old and now lives in Tigard, Ore. Also riding in the back was a friend of Curtis. Curtis was named after his great grandfather, Roy Curtis Nealey. “Karl Sloan”, running for Okanogan County Superior Court. The race is decided in the Primary on Aug. 7. Karl is currently the elected County Prosecutor. Similkameen Adventures offers horse camps and guided trail rides at Palmer Lake. The have gental Mounts for riders of all ages and abilities. Contact Susan to schedule your trail ride. Riders in the parade: Layton, Hanley, Katie and Holly. Banner Carriers: Maria and Susan and of course, last, but not least, their mascot, “Paco” the miniature donkey.

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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.

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TONASKET – Music in the Park, Friday, July 13 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. “Chesaw Jam” will feature the Hyde family from Chesaw and their talented musician friends. This event will be held at History Park down by the river in Tonasket. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Food can be purchased from La Ultima and the CCC will have a refreshment table with tasty homemade cookies and a variety of drinks.

Cruise Night OROVILLE – Oroville Cruise night is Saturday, July 14. Assemble at Ironwood and 14th Street at the Alpine Brewery and Prince’s Warehouse at 5 p.m. There will be a cruise to Veranda Beach and back to the Alpine Brewery where there will be a band. July 14 is the Saturday of

TONASKET – The monthly meeting for Okanogan County Habitat for Humanity will be held Monday, July 16 at 7 p.m. at Mike and Peggy McDaniels. For more information contact Arlene Johnson at (509) 429-8369.

Notice of Special Workshop OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council and the Oroville Rural EMS Commissioners will be holding a special joint workshop for the purpose of discussing renewal terms of the Ambulance Service Agreement. The workshop will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18 in the Oroville City Council Chambers.

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Looks like summer is off and running, finally. If you missed the Aerie meeting this week, don’t panic. There wasn’t a meeting because of the Fourth. Men’s meetings will be on the third and fifth Tuesdays for the month of July only. The Knight Riders will be in on Saturday, July 14 for our dancing and listening pleasure. The next weekend is Oroville’s Heritage Days celebration with

Melvin and Norma Verbeck, of Oroville, will celebrate 60 years of marriage on July 12, 2012. Melvin and Norma were married July 12, 1952 at the Ellisforde Church of the Brethren and have made their home in Oroville. Submitted photos

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Life is just a bowl of cherries. Life can also be the pits! This week it is a little of both at Tonasket Farmers’ Market, where cherry season is in full swing. Fresh sweet cherries are sold at many booths, with “try before you buy” tasting samples offered. Last Thursday brought Early Robin, Titan, and Rainier varieties, both non-organically and organically grown. We pitted and dried ten pounds of sweet cherries to use as hiking snacks this summer. The cherry pitter is one gadget that works as promised. “Do you have nice pits?” The chalkboard outside Kathy Johnson’s booth asks this question. Pits in this case refer to the more euphemistically called

Jean Jacobs celebrates 90th Birthday

An open house will be held in honor of Jean (Harden) Jacobs’ 90th Birthday celebration on Saturday, July 14 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Catholic Church basement. This event is hosted by her children. Submitted photos

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ing 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. Light refreshments will be provided.

The Magic of Wetlands 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 infor-

EAGLEDOM AT WORK lots of fun things to do all over town. That evening the Oroville Eagles will sponsor a benefit for Norm Oliver. Norm, a brother Eagle and our favorite cook, and his wife Teresa, a Past Madam President of the Auxiliary, need our help with serious medical expenses. We will serve BBQ Pork Ribs,

TONASKET FARMERS MARKET underarm area. “Nice Pits” is a new product of Crazzy Woman Creek personal care items. Like all of Kathy’s products, Nice Pits is made from 100% pure, food grade ingredients. It has received rave reviews from places as hot and far away as Texas and Malaysia. I am trying in the Okanogan, now that the summer heat is finally here. So far, it smells to me like warm, spiced chocolate; what’s not to like about that? Another new Crazzy Woman line is “Sarah’s Essence,” essential care for mom and baby. Check out “Bum

mation. Contact OHA to sign up, for time, meeting place and carpooling options. Julie Ashmore can be reached at (509) 433-7893 or

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.

Yard Sale Donations OROVILLE – The Oroville Public Library is looking for donations for their Aug. 4 yard sale. Donations can be dropped off at the library during business hours.’

Wisdom Beans, French Bread, and sides and salads. Dinner will be served between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. with an auction to follow. Donations are requested for the auction and are being accepted now at the Eagles. Call us at 4763039 for more information or if you need to transport auction items. Remember We Are People Helping People and we need to help our own. Stay as cool as you can and please be careful of wild fires.

Wrap” diaper balm; such good products and such creative names. A new feature at the market is live music! Stroll and shop to the sounds of local musicians serenading your promenade. This past week brought guitar, fiddle, and wash tub bass to the park. Next to playing, musicians love talking about their music best. Patrick was happy to share the workings of his wash tub instrument with me, even allowing me to pluck a few notes. Along with the mouth-watering sights, smells, and tastes of fresh farm food, the sounds of music add a layer of enjoyment to Thursdays at Triangle Park. If life has been the pits lately, come join in the fun at your local farmers’ market. You’ll soon be cheery as a bowl of cherries. See you at the market!

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police stats & jail bookings The court found probable cause to charge Eugene Blake, 66, Oroville, with Assault second degree - Deadly Weapon. Bail was set at $10,000. Additional conditions upon release include a nocontact order with the victim and an Okanogan Behavioral Health assessment. The court found probable cause to charge Pedro Perez, 32, Brewster, with assault second degree - Deadly weapon, Domestic Violence, two counts of Malicious Mischief third degree and Use of Drug Paraphernalia. Bail was set at $15,000 with U.S. Border Patrol hold. A no-contact order with the victim was filed. The court found probable cause to charge Roy Willitts, 71,Tonasket, with Harassment - Threats to Kill and Custodial Interference second degree. Bail was set at $10,000 and a nocontact order filed.

Juvenile A 17-year-old Grand Coulee juvenile pled guilty to Possession of a controlled Substance and Assault fourth degree. He was sentenced to 10 days confinement with credit for time served, a $200 fine, and revocation of his driver’s license.

911 Calls & Jail Bookings Friday,June 29 A report from Main St. in Oroville of a Domestic Dispute. Possible domestic dispute at City Park behind Dale’s Service Station. A request from Spur Rd. near Tonasket for Agency Assistance. A 70-year-old male dementia patient is threatening everyone at the location with firearms. Patient will not allow anyone to enter the residence. He is with caller’s fiveyear-old daughter with shotgun and 30.6. A request from Hwy. 97 near Tonasket for a Welfare Check. Clinic treated a male subject yesterday, diagnosis is pneumonia. Clinic has been trying to check on him all day with no answer. Subject lives alone and no secondary contact number. A report from Cayuse Mtn. Rd. near Tonasket of Suspicious Activity. Caller has been housesitting for neighbor, when she returned home another neighbor was at the residence, then fled back to her own residence when she saw caller. A report from Riverside Cutoff Rd. in Riverside of Animal Abuse. A neighbor is beating his dog severely, dog is screaming. Other neighbor said they heard the owner say bad dog and that he was going to kill the dog. A report from Queen St. in Okanogan of a Weapons Offense. A male is on top of the blue building next to the flea market yelling and ranting. Caller believes she heard possibly three to four shots fired. A report from Columbia River Rd. in Okanogan of Harassment. A male subject has been harass-

ing caller’s 16-year-old son who is a witness to a previous incident. A complaint from Seventh Ave. in Okanogan of noise. Caller reported their hispanic neighbor has music so loud that it is rattling caller’s windows.

Saturday, June 30 A report from Westlake Rd. north of Oroville of a Citizen Dispute. A neighbor threatened to kill caller. A report from Westlake Rd. North of Oroville of a Civil Dispute. Male subject is shooting off fireworks, has not moved fence and threatened to kill caller if she touched fence. A report from Hwy. 97 in Tonasket of Harassment. Caller was confronted by a male subject in a pickup that was at the Transfer Station near Ellisforde when he was leaving. The subject pulled into Byers Market, blocking caller’s vehicle, told caller that he needed to learn some manners. Subject left northbound with no further confrontation. A request from Hwy. 97 near Tonasket for Agency Assistance. There is a dead deer on the centerline of the highway at milepost 309. A report from Swanson Mill Rd. near Tonasket of a Burglary. Someone entered the fire hall. A truck is missing and unknown other items. A report from Western Ave. in Tonasket of Suspicious Activity. Two hispanic male juveniles were in the parking lot. When an employee came outside they took off running northbound. Both were carrying black bags. A report from Howard’s Ends Rd. near Tonasket of a Civil Dispute. A neighbor is cutting down trees to build an access road that has not yet been approved by the courts. A report from Cameron Lake Rd. in Okanogan of a vehicle accident. Caller reported a friend rolled her pickup unknown exactly where on Cameron Lake Rd. A report from Seventh Ave in Okanogan of a Traffic Hazard. Juveniles on minibikes in the area driving erratic, without hands. Sunday, July 1 A report from Juniper St. in Oroville of a Vicious Animal. St. Bernard type dog bit caller in the left leg while he was riding his bicycle past the residence. A report from South Whitcomb Ave. in Tonasket of Malicious Mischief. Caller has a flat tire on vehicle, believes it may have been caused by someone else who lives in the apartments. A report from the Softball Fields in Tonasket of Juvenile Problems. Caller reported four to five juveniles jumping on the dugouts. Officer observed, they weren’t doing anything wrong. A report from the Rodeo Grounds south of Tonasket of Animal Abuse. An intoxicated hispanic male on a black pony has been whipping the pony for over an hour. The crowd is getting very upset. A report from Homestead Trailer Court Rd. in Omak of Burglary. Brother-in-law left message for caller that there were several adults in the mobile home. A request from Second Ave in Okanogan for information. Caller

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requested clarification of where his possessions will be after landlord takes them out of the house. A report from B-O Rd. in Okanogan of Suspicious Activity. Two white males walking on the side of the roadway tried to flag caller down. A report from Oak St. in Okanogan of Assault. Caller can hear sounds of a possible assault behind the juvenile detention center. A report from Fourth. Ave. in Okanogan of Theft. Caller has DVD’s missing from her residence, believes roommate took them to trade for drugs. Pedro Mora Bandara, 45, was booked into OJC for DWLS, 2nd, U.S. Border Patrol Hold, and a warrant for FTA on DWLS, 2nd. Ronay, Gomez-Jimenez, 27, was booked into OJC for NVOL without ID and a U.S. Border Patrol Hold. Oscar Torres-Gomez, 19, was booked into OCJ on a Douglas Co. warrants for Possession of a Controlled Substance, -40 Marijuana and two counts Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Kayle Geri Barker, was booked into OCJ on FTA warrant for Possession of a Controlled Substance, -40 Marijuana. Leroy Pearl McDonald, 64, was booked into OCJ on a warrant for FTA for Malicious Mischief 3rd-DV. Samuel David Cuevas, 45, was booked into OCJ on a Document Detainer, Possession of a Controlled Substance and a Chelan Co. Warrant for Probation Violation. John Fitzgerald Timentwa Jr., 25, was booked into OJC on FTA warrant for Possession of MJ less than 409 grams and WSP warrants for Failure to Comply on DWLS, 3rd and DUI.

Monday, July 2 A report from Main St. in Oroville of a Runaway Juvenile. Caller stated that her 15-year-old daughter did not return home from summer school. Juvenile has not left for this long before without contact. A report from South Tonasket Ave. in Tonasket of a Domestic Dispute. Two people yelling and swearing in the alley between tonasket Ave. and Hwy. 97. A report from Main St. in Riverside of Trespassing. A male subject is intoxicated and refusing to leave. Tara Marie Campbell, 22, was booked into OCJ on WSP warrants for FTC two counts DWLS 3rd. Esdra Uldimar DelossantosMejia, 29, was booked into OCJ for Disorderly Conduct and a U.S. Border Patrol hold. Rochell Ann Zavala, 32, was booked on Douglas Co. Warrants for FTA on Assault, 2nd and FTA Resisting Arrest. Kevin Eugene Ingalls, 47, was booked into OCJ on DWLS, 1st and Operating a Vehicle Without Ignition Interlock. Tuesday, July 3 A report from Juniper St. in Oroville of a Burglary. A male subject came into the residence and took the caller’s dog. Neighbors

took pictures of the suspect. A report from Main St. in Oroville of Violation of a Court Order. Caller reported a female violating a court order by going to the liquor store. She has left and believed to be intoxicated. A report from Webber Rd. in Tonasket of Threatening Behavior. Caller reported a male subject called her and told her that he was on his way to Tonasket to see her. A report from South Antwine Ave. in Tonasket of a Juvenile Problem. Three juveniles riding 4-wheeler in and out of creek at the location. Caller is unsure if they have permission and they are damaging the creek bed. A report from Frosty Creek Rd. near Tonasket of Harassment. Subject was at location Threatening to assault caller and harassing him. Caller has restraining order against subject. A report from Crumbacher Rd. near Tonasket of a concerned citizen, possible theft. Caller believes her sister may have taken her ID. It has been missing for five days, she is concerned that she may be getting charges from her sister. A report from Robinson Canyon Rd. in Omak of a Domestic Dispute. Husband and brother-in-law are in a verbal dispute. Brother-in-law is out of control and intoxicated. A report from Glover Lane Rd. in Okanogan of Malicious Mischief. Subject violated a court order by attempting to call the caller’s cell phone three times earlier today. A request from Highway 97 in Okanogan for medical assistance. A 48-year-old male, a victim of assault is unconscious. Harry Wayne South, 57, was booked into OCJ on DUI and DWLS, 2nd. Kelly Paul Greene, was booked on a Superior Court warrant for Possession of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine, DWLS, 2nd and Reckless Driving. Donald Joe Sutton, 55, was booked into OCJ on a District Court warrant for FTC DUI and FTC DWLS, 1st. James Raymond Hinkel, 31 was booked into OCJ on a WSP warrant for FTA DWLS, 3rd and E. Wenatchee warrant FTA DWLS, 3rd and Yakima Co. FTA warrants for DWLS, 3rd and Protection Order Violation. William Kerry Louie, 49, was booked into the OJC on a FTA warrant for Malicious Mischief, 3rd. James Ryan Jones, 27, was booked into the OJC for a Document Detainer. Manuel Antonio Lome Sotelo, 19, was booked into OJC on a Douglas Co. court commitment for DUI. Gene Vincent Burris, 52, was

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booked into OCJ on Douglas Co. court commitment for Assault, 4th; Physical Control and Resisting Arrest. Shannon William Graves, 34, was booked into the OCJ on a Douglas Co. contract for Identity Theft, 2nd and a Clark Co. Warrant for FTC on DWLS, 3rd. Melissa Ann Casarez, 24, was booked into OCJ on Douglas County for Harassment, Criminal Assistance, 2nd and Obstructing. Robert Johannes Lappin, 40, was booked into OJC for Violation of a Domestic Violence Protection Order. Michael Tyler Barnhart, 19, was booked into OJC for a CDP warrant for DWLS, 3rd. Christopher Simon Williams, 43, was booked into OCJ for Residential Burglary and Theft, 3rd.

Wednesday, July 4 A report from Main St. in Oroville of a Civil Matter. Caller requested to speak with an officer because she might know where some stolen property is located. A report from Central Ave. in Oroville of Theft. Caller reported that her niece’s husband and another female called “Mouse� are refusing to give her belongings back to her. They also took her credit card. A request from Summit Dr. in Oroville for Medical assistance. A 38-year-old male is having a seizure. A report from 23rd. Ave in Oroville of Theft. A group of Canadians are taking the American flag off the pole at Prince’s Center. A report from Deep Bay Rd. in Oroville of Suspicious Activity. Caller reported hearing a group people next to her talking about hitting a specific person with a sledgehammer. They are highly intoxicated, three men and a woman with a small child, left of the campground past the parking lot. A complaint from South End Lake Osoyoos in Oroville of noise. There is loud music coming from a boat at the location. A complaint from Demerchant Rd. in Oroville of Fireworks. Neighbor is shooting arterial fireworks into caller’s yard. A complaint from Hwy. 97 near Oroville of fireworks. Subject shooting fireworks off in the gravel pit. A report from South Railroad Ave. in Tonasket of Malicious Mischief. Malicious Mischief happened sometime over the weekend at the soccer fields. A report from West Second St. in Tonasket of Threatening Behavior. A male subject threatened to kill caller. Subject is highly intoxicated. A report from Engh Rd. in Omak of Theft. Two juvenile

males fled from Wal-Mart with alcohol. A complaint from South Fourth. Ave. in Okanogan of fireworks. A group of juveniles are lighting off fireworks on the corner of the location. Geoffrey Wayne Renfro, 18, was booked into OCJ for Burglary, 2nd, three counts of Taking a Motor Vehicle without Owners Permission and Trespass, 2nd. Percey James Bennett, 59, booked into OCJ for DUI. John Leon Thomas, 36, booked into OCJ for Harassment – Threats to Kill. Jeremy Wayne Graves, 32, booked into OCJ for Assault, 4tth.

Thursday, July 5 A report from South Tonasket Ave. in Tonasket of Trespassing. A female at the residence is threatening to assault caller. A report from Hwy. 20 in Tonasket of Theft of an Automobile. Caller returned home after the holiday to find vehicle missing. Vehicle was impounded by Thompson Bees. A report from Omak River Rd. in Omak of Assault. Subject punched caller in the face. A report from South Fourth Ave. in Okanogan of Trespassing. Subject at the location is causing problems. A complaint from Second Ave. in Okanogan of fireworks. Ongoing firecrackers near the US forest service Building. Subject had warrants. Alphonso Cardenas, 54, booked into OCJ for Assault, 4th. Marcos Dorantes-Miranda, 34, booked into OCJ for Douglas Co. contract DUI, Grant Co. FTA warrant for DUI and an ICE hold. Joseph Leroy Martinez, 21, booked into OCJ for Assault, 4th. Wayne Morris McGhee, 63, booked into OCJ for Assault, 4th and Assault, 3rd. Pete Shane Swimptkin, 46, booked into OCJ for DWLS, 1st.

Marriages Cristina Anne Newell, 34, from Omak, will wed Christian Hance Anderson, 41, from Omak. Sarah Madeline Keith, 18, from Omak, will wed Deshawn Michael Dunham, 19, from Omak. Paige Elissa Logan, 18, from Riverside, will wed Jerry Ray Mears Jr., 24, from Riverside. Robin Lynn Taylor, 58, from Malott, will wed Gary Allen Whiteley, 64, from Malott.

Births Hunter Martin Plumb, a boy, was born to Emily and Patrick Plumb of Tonasket on Saturday, June 30, at North Valley Hospital in Tonasket.


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Peter Fitzgerald Booth, age 46, died July 3, 2012 in Red Bluff, Calif. He was born Sept. 23, 1965 in San Diego, Calif. He is preceded by his Father, Emmett Lee Booth; grandparents, Arthur and Joan Holden; stepdad, John Bordwell and uncle, Micheal Holden. He is survived by his mother, Mary Sue Booth; sister, Beverly Sue “Susie� Spencer; niece, Savana

Spencer (Billy) and her son Walker Searcy in Red Bluff, Calif.; nephews: Shane and Dawson Spencer in Corning, Calif.; Along with several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Peter went to school in Oroville until his junior year and graduated high school in Fallon, Nev. After school he moved to Red Bluff, Calif., where he lived with his family. He was involved in 4-H, Special Olympics, and he enjoyed helping the homeless and the elderly. He was a very caring person and would do anything for you, without asking for anything in return. He loved to go fishing, hunting and spending time with all of his family here and in other states away. Peter was a special person who made an impact in all of our lives. He touched us all with his kindness, his laughter, his jokes, his wits and his helpful hands. He will be missed but will always be in our hearts, our minds, our thoughts and our prayers. He will never be forgotten. A graveside service will be held in Fort Rosencrans National Cemetery in San Diego, Calif., where he will be buried at a later date. Memorial contributions can go to the Homeless, Special Olympics, or the family, cc. Mary Sue Booth, 12660 Shannon Rd.,

Red Bluff, CA 96080.

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Alvina Schultz died Jan. 14, 2012 in Portland, Ore. She was born July 19, 1935 in Tonasket. A time of remembrance will be held July 14 at the Molson Cemetery at 11 a.m. A reception will follow at the Molson Grange.




Getting ‘mountain legs’ back under me Now this is more like it. Summer’s belated arrival in the Pacific Northwest means that snow is finally receding from the upper elevation trails, meadows and peaks that are one of the best parts of living in this area. Living in Michigan for nearly 20 years before moving back to the Pacific Northwest, my mountain legs aren’t what they used to be. Working on that, Half-Baked though, especialBrent Baker ly these past few weeks. Though we’d gotten a few introductory hikes in over our first two summers here, this was supposed to be the year we really got to know the local back country. So far, the weather hadn’t exactly encouraged the work it takes to see the spectacular mountain views in the wilderness, when all that effort meant only that you’d be standing in the middle of a cloud. But finally, here we are. It helps to have a guide when getting to know the lesser-traveled areas of a new place. Aaron Bevier, youth pastor at our church, scheduled a number of hikes for his youth group this summer. On top of that, our son A.J., who is studying youth ministry and running cross country at Seattle Pacific University, is serving as Aaron’s intern in his final college summer. Saturday, we tagged along as extra chaperones and transportation for one high school and three middle school students. Also along for the ride were our intrepid 11 pound dog Maulie, and Aaron’s wife Leann and their two-month old son Henry, who was along for his first major hiking expedition. This was the second such hike this summer, but the first that would be a real challenge for young and old alike: Iron Gate to Sunny pass, a nearly five-mile walk one way. The Iron Gate trailhead is nearly a half hour east of Loomis up the Toats Coulee Road, and then another six miles on a rough two-

track that no low-clearance car should attempt. Aaron, who grew up roaming the Toats Coulee, nonetheless said it was in as good a shape as he’d seen it. On paper, the trail to Sunny Pass didn’t look like a huge challenge. From the Iron Gate entrance to the Pasayten Wilderness (which, sadly, has no actual iron gate), the trail drops about 150 feet over the first mile from a starting altitude of about 6100 feet. After going a couple hundred yards, the forest clears out into a meadow that affords a spectacular view of Windy Peak, which is one of the most prominent and distinctive peaks in the region. It’s triangular summit can even be spotted from east of Tonasket while driving westbound on Highway 20. But from close up, and only about 2000 feet below its 8300 foot summit, it’s hard to keep your eyes on the trail with it looming over you from across the valley in between. A couple of face-plants by some of our middle schoolers provided the evidence. Once through that spectacular meadow, the return of the forest doesn’t bring a return of greenery. That marks one of the eastern edges of the 2006 Tripod fire, which devastated about 180,000 acres of wilderness. There’s plenty of evidence of recovery: the forest floor has plenty of fresh growth, but the three miles or so of blackened, spindly trunks that the trail winds through are a sobering testament to the unforgivingness of nature. The next two miles mark a steady ascent of about 1200 feet, still through burned-out forest. Considering both the altitude and my not quite prime shape, the uphill climb started to take its toll. But at least I wasn’t the only one. The dog started to balk after a couple of miles, and after reaching a meadow at about 6,800 feet A.J. took the youth group kids the rest of the way to the pass while the rest of us ate lunch. But by the time the “advance party” got back, Aaron and I decided that since we’d come so far, there was no sense in stopping. Deciding we had enough of a second wind to reach our intended destination, we convinced two of the boys to come with us. The going got tougher as the terrain got steeper and the trail more narrow. The last few hundred yards were the most challenging, and not because we hit a

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Eight hours and 10 miles of ups and downs made for a happy (if a bit scorched) group. Making the trip to Sunny Pass on Saturday, July 7, were (standing, l-r) Gavin Frazier, Aaron Bevier, A.J. Baker, (sitting) Kim (and Maulie) Baker, Evan Harris, Elijah Harris, Mary Naylor and Leann Bevier. Left, Plenty of wildflowers are visible along the trail .

few patches of snow. Frankly, we were tired, but with our goal in sight Aaron and I pushed through the last few switchbacks to the top, though the temptations of an ice cold stream proved too much for the boys to resist. The views from the trail itself at the pass are somewhat limited by the ridges rising up from either side. But a few yards up a small rise off the south edge of the trail, we could see much deeper into the Pasayten to the northwest, past the burned out areas of the fire to a beckoning carpet of green that would have to wait for another day. To the the

north was Horseshoe Pass, and standing over it, about two miles away, Arnold Peak. Beyond that we could see into the Canadian wilderness. The view contradicted my cell phone’s topographical map, which seems to indicate that the world ends at the border, given the lack of topography, labels, or anything else. Of course, that meant that our day was only half done. Nearly five miles laid between us and our cars, almost all of it downhill. Easier on the lungs, but harder on the legs, and by the time we slogged into the Iron Gate parking lot, some of us were moving more easily than others. The kids were tired and a bit loopy. The adults were just plain tired, other than A.J.,

who looked ready to go out for a cross country training run for another hour but resisted the urge. Henry and Maulie weren’t talking. But all of us were feeling pretty proud at having gotten out and back with everyone accounted for. Especially Aaron and A.J., for whom a 100 percent survival rate on youth group trips is highly encouraged. Not that we didn’t figure a few things out along the way. Aaron, packing the baby, was realizing that an extra 15 pounds for most of the trip actually made a difference on his fatigue level over the course of eight miles (Henry didn’t make the last push to the summit with us). Kim and I realized that, enthusiastic as Maulie was about the outdoors, she had about four miles in her — our spoiled little papillon made most of the trip back in Kim’s Pooch Pouch, which drew a number of quizzical looks from other hikers we passed along the way. But I’ll write that off as one of those stage-of-life things. Once the kids are grown, you do things for your dog that your younger self would never have dreamed of.

Fishing still slow at Liar’s Cove Truck and tractor Maya Fortier of Puyallup caught a 15 inch, 1.5 pound rainbow at Liar’s Cove last week.

SUBMITTED BY GENE BUSSELL CONCONULLY - Fishing is still a little slow. Fishermen with down riggers are trolling at about 32 feet deep and doing really good catching Kokanee. Still fishing from the bank and the dock has only produced a few rainbows. We are not sure what is going on with the fish. Our pro bass fisherman Eric, caught some pretty nice bass at both lakes, but he said you have to become a fisherman to catch fish. One of our little fisher-ladyies, Maya Fortier from Puyallup, caught a 15 inch, 1.5 pound rainbow using a worm.

Thank you to all who helped me get a new wagon!

Saturday, July 14, 2012 10:00 a.m.

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Sisters and Federated Auto Parts. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for kids 6-12 and free for kids under five if bought in advance. At the gate, tickets are $12 for adults, $9 for kids 6-12 and free for young children.

Contact Spence Higby for more info. 509-429-4722

Fun for the whole family!

Wauconda Community Hall The Car Show Starts at Noon and the Sock Hop runs from 6 to 11 p.m.

A large variety of items, many new in box, Gift Certificates from local merchants, tools etc.

Also a drawing for 3 large baskets from Hometown Pizza – Buy tickets during the auction – drawing for winners will be held at the end of the auction

Come as you are or dress like the 50’s. Bring your steady guy or gal!

SATURDAY July 21, 2012

Have a Great Time!

Event to raise funds for our Building Addition!

Hope to see you there!

TONASKET — The Tonasket Comancheros will be hosting Truck and Tractor Pulls on Saturday, July 14, at the Tonasket Rodeo Grounds. Tickets are available at Superior Auto Parts, The Junction, II

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pulls Saturday

Food & Refreshments 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sandra & Jason Wildermuth Polly and Gary Thornton John and Becky Steg Leann Harriston Jaden Taber Donna Noel

Cassie Starkel Betty Hart Erika Maldonado Diane Acord Brittany Hacker Kindra Anderson

Anna MacGregor Sue Chapple Cassie Stanley Hamilton Farm Equipment

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Music by Tee & Eddie Productions

Featuring Theresa Edwards! With Sean Owsley of the Q-6 News Team. Special Appearance by Bernie Odegard

Wauconda Community Hall is 1 mile N. of Hwy 20 on Toroda Creek Rd. in Wauconda, WA

Call 509-486-0709

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Accepting applications for 2 OROVILLE SCHOOL Meat Wrappers. One position DISTRICT #410 would require some heavy POSITION #4 lifting. Approximately Taking letters of interest for 40/hours week. Call 509-486- the following board director position: Very nice large 1 bedroom 4308 or 509-607-0415 Director District 4 apartment. Upstairs, no pets, Starting at the intersection of Certified Medical Assistant no smoking. $400. 509-476Chesaw Rd and East Oroville (1 Full Time) 3145. Road. Southerly on East OroNorth Valley Family ville Rd to Cascade and CoMedicine- Tonasket On Lake Osoyoos, 1 bedroom, furnished. Water + Provides service to patients lumbia River RR. West on trash paid. Garage parking. across the lifespan including said Railroad to Okanogan No smoking preferred. newborns, children, adoles- River. Northerly on Okanocents, adults and geriatric gan River to Cherry Street. $425/month. 509-476-3944 age groups including inter- South on Cherry St to AppleOroville: Very nice Large du- viewing patients, taking and way Rd. Northwest on Appleplex available Aug. 1. 4 bed- documenting vital signs, pre- way Ave to Juniper St. Northroom, 2 full baths, applianc- paring patients for exams, east on Juniper St and es, washer/dryer, A/C, large phlebotomy, assisting medi- extension to 17th Ave. Southfenced back yard, 2 blocks cal staff with exams and pro- east on 17th Ave to Main St. from school. All new carpet. cedures, scheduling studies, Northerly on Main St to US Interior completely repainted. reception and ancillary du- Hwy 97. North on US Hwy 97 $950 + deposit. References. ties, etc. CMA certification re- to the school district outline. following the 509-476-2694 quired, experience preferred. Clockwise Please apply online at school district outline to northern crossing of Old RailOroville: 4 bedroom 2 bath, road Rd. Southerly on Old jacuzzi tub, fenced back yard $950 + deposit. Lease option. Oroville School District has Railroad Rd to Molson Rd. North on Molson Rd to Nine 509-560-0461 the following job openings: Assistant High School Foot- Mile Rd. Northwesterly and BAINS RV PARK - Oroville ball Coach; Head High southwesterly on Nine Mile RV sites available for monthly School Volleyball Coach. Rd to Chesaw Rd. West on or daily use. Open year Send letter of interest and ap- Chesaw Rd to the point of the round. Call for rates! 509- plication to Brett Fancher- beginning. 476-4122 Coaching, 816 Juniper St., THIS WILL BE A FILL-IN POSITION UNTIL DIRECTOR Oroville, WA 98844 ELECTIONS IN NOVEMBER Business/Office Unit- Central 2013. APPLICANTS WILL Ave., Oroville- next to GaSchool Bus Driver HAVE TO FOLLOW ELECzette. Available Aug. 1. Now Training Class the Art Gallery. $425/ month The Tonasket School District TION PROCEDURES AS BY THE 509-486-1682 or 509-429- will be providing a School ESTABLISHED OKANOGAN COUNTY 0873. Bus Driver Training Class. ELECTIONS OFFICE. YOU Persons interested in becom- MUST BE A U.S. CITIZEN, ing school bus drivers, should CURRENTLY A REGIScontact Jeff Yeckel at 486- TERED VOTER IN THE 2665 or 486-2126, for addi- STATE OF WASHINGTON, tional information. An Equal AND RESIDE IN THE BOUNOpportunity Employer Say it in the classifieds! DARIES OF THE POSITION *Special deal* IN WHICH YOUR ARE AP*HAPPY BIRTHDAY PLYING. PLEASE SUBMIT A *HAPPY ANNIVERSARY LETTER OF INTEREST AND *CONGRATULATIONS!! RESUME TO: STEVE We use... *WILL YOU MARRY ME? QUICK, SUPERINTENDENT MUST BE PREPAID ď Ź Soy Ink 816 JUNIPER $6.00 for the first 15 words OROVILLE, WA 98844 ď Ź Recycled Paper additional words $1.00 OR CALL 509-476-2281 ď Ź Excess paper each. Bold words, special APPLICATIONS DUE TO recycled for gardens, font or borders extra. THE DISTRICT OFFICE : ďŹ re starter & more! Add a picture July 23, 2012 @ 4:00 PM for only $1.50 more. Call to place ad Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune 509-476-3602


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

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Statewides STATEWIDE CLASSIFIEDS WEEK OF JULY 9, 2012 This newspaper participates in a statewide classified ad program sponsored by the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association, a statewide association of weekly newspapers. The program allows classified advertisers to submit ads for publication in participating weeklies throughout the state in compliance with the following rules. You may submit an ad for the statewide program through this newspaper or in person to the WNPA office. The rate is $255 for up to 25 words, plus $10 per word over 25 words. WNPA reserves the right to edit all ad copy submitted and to refuse to accept any ad submitted for the statewide program. WNPA, therefore, does not guarantee that every ad will be run in every newspaper. WNPA will, on request, for a fee of $40, provide information on which newspapers run a particular ad within a 30 day period. Substantive typographical error (wrong address, telephone number, name or price) will result in a “make good�, in which a corrected ad will be run the following week. WNPA incurs no other liability for errors in publication. AUCTION RECEIVER’S AUCTION Case# 09-2-00438-9 7/27/12 Selling to Highest Bidder; 255ac PUD w/permits; Othello, WA (near Moses Lake) Coast/Sperry Van Ness, local contact Dave Smith 206-276-2169 CAREER TRAINING ATTEND COLLEGE online from home. *Medical *Business *Criminal Justice. *Hospitality. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 866-483-4429. EVENTS-FESTIVALS ANNOUNCE your festival for only pennies. Four weeks to 2.7 million readers statewide for about $1,200.

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Public Notices Budget Hearing The Tonasket School District will be holding the Budget Hearing on Monday, July 23 at 7:00 p.m. in the district office board room and will be followed by the regular board meeting. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on July 12, 2012.#404291 NOTICE OF SPECIAL WORKSHOP Notice is hereby given that the Oroville City Council and the Oroville Rural EMS Commissioners will be holding a special joint workshop for the purpose of discussing renewal terms of the Ambulance Service Agreement. The workshop will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 18, 2012 in the Oroville City Council Chambers. Attest: Kathy M. Jones Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on July 5 and 12, 2012.#401560 Public Auction Thompson Bees, 1869 Hwy 7, Oroville Tuesday, July 17. View time: 10 a.m. Auction Time 11 a.m. (509) 476-3948 Acura 23CL Coupe WA 626WWR Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on July 12, 2012.#404285 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 Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on July 12 and 19, 2012.#404223 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

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(509) 486-1175 Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on July 12, 19 and 26, 2012.#404287

/s/: Anthony Castelda, WSBA# 28937 Attorney for VanDyck Estate PO Box 1307 Tonasket, WA 98855 (509) 486-1175 Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on June 28 and July 5 and 12, 2012.#398221


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IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR OKANOGAN COUNTY NOTICE TO CREDITORS NO. 12-4-00036-0 In re the Estate of: BETTY JEAN VANDYCK, Deceased. The DONALD VANDYCK has been appointed as personal representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the personal representative or the personal representative’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in which the probate proceeding were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the personal representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(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: June 18, 2012. DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION: June 28, 2012.

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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

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OKANOGAN VALLEY LIFE An explosive Fourth of July Okanogan Valley Church Guide

OROVILLE Oroville Community Bible Fellowship

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

Faith Lutheran Church

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

Immaculate Conception Parish

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

PC of G Bible Faith Family Church

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

Oroville United Methodist

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

Valley Christian Fellowship

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

Trinity Episcopal

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

Church of Christ

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

Seventh-Day Adventist

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

Oroville Free Methodist

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


Chesaw Community Bible Church

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


The skies above Lake Osoyoos were an explosion of color as Oroville and visitors from the north and south helped to celebrate Independence Day with the Oroville Community Fireworks Display. There were lots of gasps and applause as each booming projectile rocketed skyward to blossom into flowering displays above the onlookers heads. The event is paid for by local donations and is always a welcome way to cap off a patriotic Fourth of July. Photos by Gary DeVon

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

TONASKET Holy Rosary Parish

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

Immanuel Lutheran Church

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

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Crossroads Meeting Place Tonasket Foursquare Church

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

Tonasket Community UCC

24 E. 4th, Tonasket • 486-2181

“A biblically based, thoughtful group of Christian People”

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

Whitestone Church of the Brethren

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

Ellisforde Church of the Brethren

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

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

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