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Life Skills program approved

A taste of history: Lula Gardener shares school memories with TES 4th graders


TONASKET - The Tonasket School Board approved the purchase of the IMC Life Skills curriculum for use in the elementary school at its Monday, June 11 school board meeting. According to teacher/librarian Kim Fitzthum, who presented the curriculum, it contains life skills that include reading, writing, computers, colors, shapes, location concepts, calenders, time telling, money management and more. It is appropriate for use for lowfunctioning and non-verbal students. The curriculum extends to the middle and high school level, but Fitzthum said that those buildings have access to materials on loan from SPED consultant Robin Taylor. Fitzthum was also in the spotlight for having received a $500 Ezra Jack Keats Mini-grant to allow her to bring to fifth grade students a program she proposed. She was one of 50 teachers and librarians in 26 states who received a grant, awarded for applying for a specific program that “fosters creative expression, working together and interaction with a diverse community,” according to the foundation’s press release. “My proposal was to do clay animation with the fifth grade students next year,” Fitzthum said. “It should be a year-long project done in cooperation with at least one, if not more, of the fifth grade teachers. It will provide what they need to build their scenery, and we’ll take still shots as they move and build a movie out if it.”

“My proposal was to do clay animation with the fifth grade students next year .” Kim Fitzthum, Teacher/Librarian

The board received a report from Special Education director Liz Stucker, who also noted that there were no applicants for the open bilingual paraprofessional position. “We are looking at maybe doing some internal shifting,” she said. “If we have someone available within the district, I’d feel more comfortable approaching it that way.” She also added Roni Buchert, that the board approved the hiring of to fill a 0.4 FTE speech/language therapist position, opted not to accept the position. “She has three other positions and was feeling uncomfortable about managing two days here,” she said. “Both that position and the life skills position are going to be on hold because our case load has dropped. The numbers of students we have has shifted, so we’re going to wait and see what happens before we move.” The board also approved the elementary and middle school handbooks, both with minimal changes over last year; approved the Highly Capable report, Plan and Elementary School Improvement Plan for 2012-13; approved the hire of Emily Bjelland for a high school science position and Chad Portwood for a high school math position; approved reports by Outreach Program Director Carol Lanigan and Alternative High School Lead Instructor Chelsea Freeman; approved the first reading of the revised Alternative Learning Experience Program policy; approved a trip to the NIC softball camp for the high school softball team; and approved summer programs for softball, boys and girls, basketball, football and soccer. The school board will next meet on Wednesday, June 27, at 7:30 p.m.

Hospital battles rise in warrants Warrants are the shortterm, low-interest loans from the county BY BRENT BAKER BBAKER@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM

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Members of Tonasket Elementary fourth grade teacher Scott Olson’s class, including (l-r) Ruby Capote, Kevin Garcia, Enrique LongSandoval, Kyndall Rollins and Christina Torres, visited 105-year-old Lula Gardener to learn about what school was like 100 years ago.

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Lula Gardener shares school memories with Scott Olson and a group from his fourth grade class. attending school is in many ways similar BY BRENT BAKER to what it was in 1912. BBAKER@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM And they got to find that out from TONASKET - The more things change, someone who was there at the time as they paid a visit to 105-year-old Lula the more they seem to stay the same. Though the world is a dramatically Gardener, who was a first grader at Horse different place than it was 100 years Spring Coulee’s “Bungalow School” a ago, five students in Scott Olson’s fourth century ago and attended there through grade class found that the experience of the eighth grade.

The visit was part of Olson’s ongoing project with his classes to collect stories and information about the 30 or so schools that eventually were consolidated into the far-flung Tonasket School District. “In collecting the history of these schools, we can tie it into the idea of, why do people move?” Olson said. “So many schools study the Oregon Trail. But we don’t have to study the Willamette Valley. We can look at our neighbors and the stories that are right here. That’s why we go back and ask them questions, see the connections. It brings history alive. It makes it real people and real places. With that nice mural of the different schools (in the Tonasket Elementary School lobby), it made it a natural thing to do.” While visiting Mrs. Gardener, the kids - Enrique Long-Sandoval, Kevin Garcia, Kyndall Rollins, Ruby Capote and Christina Torres - took turns asking questions about what it was like to go to school in a one room school house up in the coulee. Mrs. Gardener said her family migrated from North Carolina to the Dayton area -- then in the Oregon Territory -- sometime in the 19th century, then


Ambulance ride-alongs are debated at Oroville Council BY GARY A. DEVON


OROVILLE – Having recently completed the EMT course, Chris Allen approached the Oroville Council and asked why he couldn’t participate in “ride-alongs” anymore. Allen said that every other community he had been in allowed for ride-alongs and that Oroville allowed them for the police and fire departments, but he was told it was against the law for the ambulance. He said he had contacted state officials that seemed to dispute what he had been told by Oroville Ambulance Coordinator Debra Donahue. “Mr. Lopez, the EMS Supervisor emailed me the guidelines and he said he’d like to see ride-alongs for training,” said Allen. “I think we’ll have Debra take this question. She has been appointed by me as the coordinator for the City of Oroville. I read this a little differently than you do and I’d like to hear what she has to say first.” Donahue, who taught the EMT course, said that after learning she would be asked to speak on the matter, got her information from the North Central


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Mayor Chuck Spieth presents a certificate of appreciation to Karen Monroe for her 30 years of service to Oroville. Monroe is the deputy city clerk. Regional Care Council in writing. “Ride along programs in the State of Washington are rare,” she said, adding that liability and federal HIPPA laws added to their rarity. The Oroville Ambulance Service is

a member of the NC Regional Care Council, as are all the ambulance services and EMS districts in Okanogan County. Donahue said that while the student is in



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TONASKET - Multiple factors have led to a recent rise in North Valley Hospital’s warrants. NVH Chief Financial Officer Bomi Bharucha said in an interview Monday, June 11, that while the warrants, which have gone up to $2.4 million after having been trimmed to $1.5 million late last year, are higher than is desirable, a combination of belt-tightening and an expected infusion of cash should get the hosptal back on target over the next several months. Warrants are the short-term, lowinterest loans from the county that the hospital uses to help cover operating expenses. NVH’s goal is to have the warrants reduced to zero by the end of 2013. One major factor in the recent rise in warrant level was a change in the transaction standards with Medicare and Medicaid, which affected how quickly claims are turned around into reimbursements. And, since NVH is dependent on Medicare and Medicaid for half its income, any glitch in the system can have a significant impact. “There is always stuff going on with Medicare and Medicaid,” Bharucha said. “When the transaction standards changed, we really got clobbered in January through March. We had interruptions to our cash flow from those reimbursements. When they hiccup, it’s a much bigger deal for us, even if it’s just for a day. And that hiccup was a problem for much longer than that.” At the same time, Bharucha said, for several weeks the hospital had lowerthan-expected receipts. CEO Linda Michel put a number of restrictions in force to contain costs, including a hiring freeze (except for replacement hires), limiting travel and cutting back on some supply orders. “There are three areas we can control,” Bharucha said. “That is our salary, our travel and our supplies. Even there we can only do so much before we hurt our services, but we are doing what we can to clamp down.” Bharucha said he expects a bump up in cash, particularly as tax receipts come in, and with an expected $500,000 reimbursement of Medicare costs. “We just filed our 2011 cost report on May 31,” he said. “Within the next two months, when the report is reviewed, if there are no red flags they will reimburse us as it was filed. “So by late July or early August we should get a good boost to our bottom line and bring us back closer to our targets.” Bharucha said that the broader focus is on finding ways to increase the volume of patients. “We aren’t sitting here hoping people get sick,” he said. “But we are trying to focus our operations on bringing in enough money so we aren’t so dependent on annual events like tax receipts. That’s why our marketing and what Terri Orford does in our business development office is so very important. “Our target for the end of 2012 is to be at $1 million or under. I believe with the combination of injections of cash we are expecting, and the controls on our expenses, should get us back on track to get there.”

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Venus in transit

WVC graduation and nurses pinning

Fly-in, Car show highlight Tonasket weekend

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Photo by Jim Baird

Here is a picture taken locally of the Venus transit. The picture was taken in Oroville on East Lake shore of Lake Osoyoos. It was taken with an 8 inch reflecting telescope with a sun filter. The camera was a “point and shoot” Lumix through the telescope eyepiece. The picture was taken at 6:11 p.m. on June 5 during which proved to be the only break in the clouds the whole evening. Venus is the large circular spot near the south end of the Sun. The other small spots are sun spots. The haze around the picture is from the mist in the air.

Molson Midsummer Festival Saturday By Gary A. DeVon Managing Editor

MOLSON – The Molson community invites all to come participate in their Midsummer Festival on Saturday, June 16, a summer fun day held in and around the grange hall and Schoolhouse Museum. Barbara Dart is this year’s Grand Marshal and will have a place of honor in the parade, which starts at 11 a.m. The day starts with an all-you-can-eat pancake feed at 8 a.m. at the grange hall. The “Run, Walk or Shuffle” race starts at 9 a.m. – see the lakes and collect wildflowers for the traditional May Pole to bring in the summer. Decorations and songs take place at 10:30 a.m. There will be a classic car show at the school house museum and the cars will be among the many participate in the parade. “We would like to remind you that almost anything that walks or rolls is encouraged to participate in the parade, classic cars, tractors, you name it,” say organizers. Family games, the horse shoe tournament and scavenger hunt start right after the parade. Frisbee golf is from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. and the favorite car awards will be at 2 p.m. Organizers promise activities all day with arts and crafts, music, vendors and drawings in the grange hall and viewings at the two museums. There will be music being performed in the hall for most of the day and the Sitzmark Ski Club will offer a lunch concession from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact Mary Louise Loe at (509) 485-3292 for more information and Jeanette LaMonte at (509) 485-2035 for arts and crafts tables. Those with door prizes to donate should call Willy Penner at (509) 485-1922. proceeds from the event go to the Molson Museum Association.

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Wenatchee Valley College commencement exercises are scheduled for Friday, June 15, for the Wenatchee campus and Saturday, June 16, for the Omak campus. The GED/high school completion graduations will be included in the ceremonies. The nurses pinnings will be held June 15 for the Wenatchee campus and June 16 for the Omak campus. The Wenatchee commencement ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. in the Town Toyota Center. The Omak campus commencement will begin at 1 p.m. in the Omak Performing Arts Center. The Wenatchee campus nurses pinning for completion of the registered nursing certificate and associate degree of nursing program will take place at 1 p.m. at the Town Toyota Center. The Omak campus capping and pinning ceremony will begin at 3 p.m. in the Omak Performing Arts Center. Steve Weber, entrepreneur, speaker, aspiring author and actor, will speak to the Wenatchee campus graduates. The guest speaker at the Omak ceremony will be Tamra Jackson, Bridgeport High School Principal and a college English instructor. Jackson has been a leader in her school and community for nearly 26 years. Under her leadership, Bridgeport High School has

enjoyed national attention, having been chosen as one of the top three finalists in the Race to the Top Presidential Commencement Challenge in spring 2011. The school was ranked as a Gold Medal School in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best High Schools this spring, as the eighth Best Public High School in Washington state, and it is in the top one percent of all high schools in the nation. The 2011 Washington State ASCD State Team Award for “College in the High School Program” was presented to Bridgeport High School and Wenatchee Valley College for their collaborative work to make a significant, positive impact on student learning and serving as a model for other educators. Jackson was a 2009-10 Teacher Ambassador Fellow for the U.S. Department of Education and was selected to be the 2011-12 Distinguished League Principal of the Year for the Central Washington “B” League. She has worked as a member of the Writing Assessment Leadership Team for Washington state, and she volunteers as an EMT for the Bridgeport Volunteer Fire and Ambulance. President’s Medals, Academic Achievement Awards, the WVC Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year and the WVC Distinguished Alumni Award, as well as the Omak campus Most Supportive Partner, are among the awards that will be presented during the college ceremonies.

No Special Assessment Area for Eastlake Sewer By Gary A. DeVon Managing Editor

OKANOGAN – Perry Huston, Okanogan County Planner, says there is still a possibility that the state Public Works Board might defer the loan used to build the Eastlake Sewer Project and make improvements to Oroville wastewater treatment system. In 2004, the county applied and received a Public Works Trust Fund (PWTF) pre-construction loan of $656,474 at .05 percent interest. In June 2006, the county received a $6,358,266 PWTF Construction loan at 2 percent interest for 20 years to construct the East Lake sewer system, which was completed in August of 2011. The interest on the loan was reduced to 1 percent after the county increased its local match to 10 percent. The payment debt is split 70 percent for the county and 30 percent for Oroville. The county has made all its payments, but by 2014 the concern was there would not be enough revenue and reserve infrastructure funds to support debt repayments. “The Public Works Board did agree to the 30 year option (Option 3), which would increase by 10 years the time the county and the city have to pay back the Public Works Trust Fund,” said Huston. “However, the question of deferral is still out there.” In order for the county to accept the extension of the loan, the Board of Commissioners would have to approve an amendment. Once approved the county’s yearly principal payment would drop from $422,642 to $201,059 through the year 2036. As the number of connections has not been enough to service the debt, the county has been using .09 infrastructure funds to make up the difference. Huston, acting


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under instruction from the commissioners, was looking at various possibilities for making the payments, including forming a special assessment area for those living in the East Lake area. “It appears there will be no need for a special assessment area and between connection fees, real estate excise taxes and .09 funds the county should be able to make the payments now that the loan has been extended. Probably with enough gas in three years or so with connection fees alone we will not need a special assessment area,” Huston said. “The Public Works Board has asked for more information and left me with the impression they are also still looking at the deferral,” added Huston. A four-year deferral, like that outlined in Option 2 of a report from the PTWF to the Public Works Board, would mean the county would not have to make payments on the principal or the interest for four years, giving it some breathing room in the hopes that revenues will increase in the next few years.

By Brent Baker

TONASKET - The 23rd Annual North Country Car Club Car Show and the 22nd Annual Father’s Day Fly-In will make for another busy weekend in Tonasket, June 16-17. The Car Show takes place Saturday, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Tonasket Rodeo Grounds and will feature 16 classes of cars, a swap meet and silent auction.

For more information call (509) 486-2777. Following the Car Show, the Airport Improvement Club’s steak barbeque dinner from 5-8 p.m. Sunday morning is the fly-in itself, with free flights for kids aged 4-15 and flights available for purchase for adults. Breakfast will be served 7:30 - 11:00 a.m., and lunch from 11:30 on. For more information call (509) 486-4502.

Fishing Day Celebration at Bonaparte Lake by Shannon O’Brien USFS Public Affairs

TONASKET - Kids everywhere are invited to participate in Tonasket Ranger District’s 16th annual Fish Day Celebration Saturday June 16, 2012. Registration for this year’s Fish Day activities begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday morning near the Bonaparte Lake Campground fishing pier. The campground is located about 30 miles east of Tonasket. Official fish derby hours are 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The event is geared toward kids 14-years-old and younger. The kids will fish from the dock for “keeper sized” rainbow trout donated especially for this event. In addition to taking home fish they catch, participants will be eligible to receive fishing related items donated by businesses, individuals and organizations. “This is a fun, family oriented event made possible by the Oroville Sportsmen’s Club, and other donors. One goal of the sponsors is for young angler to

PUD to discuss Enloe at Oroville Chamber Submitted by Clyde Andrews Oroville Chamber President

OROVILLE – Representatives of the Okanogan County PUD will be on hand to discuss the Enloe Dam project at the regular meeting of the Oroville Chamber of Commerce, Thursday, June 14 at Trino’s Restaurant at 1 p.m. Don Boettger, Director of Okanogan PUD’s Regulatory and Environmental Affairs, will be the guest speaker. He will be presenting information about the Enloe Dam and Powerhouse Project, including a historical, current and future overview. Joining him will be Glenn Huber, area manager to take any questions not relating to the Enloe project.

To the people of Northern Okanogan County

It has been our pleasure to live here for the past 10 years. It is a wonderful place. A special thanks to the members of the Okanogan County Artist Association, the Border Bells (Red Hats) of Oroville and to the members and staff of the Oroville Golf Club for helping make our short stay here more enjoyable. Finally, to the community of LOOMIS, thank you for being so welcoming, helpful and friendly, it is a unique and special place to live. Enjoy.

Darrel and Jeanie Duncan

learn what fun fishing can be while having a great day out with their families,” said Dale Olson, Tonasket District Ranger. “Educational stations are an addition to this year’s festivities,” said Olson. “One of the stations will be a Bird House station where kids will be provided with a free bird house kit and hands on direction for putting their bird house together. At the Aquatic Insect station, participants will explore the lake and find out what fish like to eat.” The weather can change quickly at Bonaparte Lake, so everyone is encouraged to dress in layers and come prepared for fun come rain or shine. Lunch will be provided free to all kids, courtesy of the Oroville Sportsmen’s Club. Club volunteers will be available to help kids land their fish and will clean the fish, too! Bring your fishing rods, your families, chairs, sense of adventure and join us for a day of fishing fun at Bonaparte Lake. For more information about the fishing day celebration, please contact Tonasket Ranger District at (509) 486-2186. fishing

NEWS IN BRIEF Woodworkers to show at TVBRC Submitted by Linda Black

TONASKET - The Tonasket Visitor and Business Resource Center will be hosting its third art show of the season in its new gallery, June 11 - July 11. The show will feature the works of a number of Tonasket-area woodworkers, including John Ekelson, George Baumgartner, Curtis Haskins, Tom Deebach, Gary Garner, Keith and Mary McKinney. The works will be available for viewing at the TVBRC, 215 Whitcomb Ave. next to the police station at Founders Park, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Art camp registration still open By Brent Baker

TONASKET - The Apple Hill Art Camp’s Tonasket session still has plenty of openings for the week of June 25-29. Both the morning and afternoon classes, held at the Community Cultural Center of Tonasket, have room for more registrants. The camp for 5-7 year-olds runs from 10:30 a.m. - noon, with the 8-10 year-old camp running from 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. Cost is $1 per day. Contact Kari Alexander at 486-1509 to register.

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The “Bungalow School” in Horse Spring Coulee, where 105-year-old Lula Gardener attended beginning in 1912. packed up a wagon and settled in the Sinlahekin in 1891. They lived in a number of locations in the area before settling down in Horse Spring Coulee. One thing that was different in those days was just the task of getting to school. “I got to school on my own two feet,” Mrs. Gardener said. “It was only a quarter mile. We even got outside the yard gate, got on a sled and rode it clear down to school from where I lived. The worst part was you had to drag that sled back at night. “My brother built a bobsled. All the kids would sit on the plank, six or eight of them would sit on the plank and ride down to the schoolhouse. We used to start by pulling the sled up to the pines, probably another quarter mile, and ride down through the barnyard, around a couple of turns, up the hill a bit and over to the schoolhouse. But just think, you’d have to pull that thing a half mile back uphill again after school.”

For most kids, the lack of mobility that we take for granted today meant school ended after eighth grade, since getting to the high school meant traveling all the way into town. “There was just no way to get in to the high school every day,” Mrs. Gardener said. “A few years later I got married, and who wants to go to high school then?” As for what they studied in school, Mrs. Gardener said they received a steady diet of “Reading, writing and ‘rithemetic, with some geography and history. “We had two big blackboards that went the full length of the walls. We used both those and paper.” When asked if they used story problems while learning math, she said, “No, we just did basic facts, over and over. And we did all our work at the schoolhouse unless we had a problem with something.” Discipline wasn’t all that different: it usually involved missing

recess, as valued by elementary students 100 years ago as it is today. “If we got in trouble we’d have to stand in the corner and stay in for recess,” Mrs. Gardener said. “I don’t remember anyone getting a whipping, though. “They had to shape me up every once in awhile. But I was pretty good.” Other staples of school life that have survived into the modern era were traditions surrounding the last day of school. “We had picnics, and the kids and teachers and parents would all be there,” Mrs. Gardener said. “There was a brush patch in the pasture and we’d play games, run races, play ball and have sack races. There would be salads, sandwiches, cake and we’d make ice cream.” And of course there were still special programs around the holidays. “We did some programs where we got up and recited things, and did little plays,” Mrs. Gardener said. “Every now and then we had a spelling be, but who really wants to remember that?” After meeting with Mrs. Gardener, the group took a drive up Horse Spring Coulee Road to attempt to locate the site of the school, which was torn down long ago. GPS coordinates of the spot weren’t enough to overcome a drenching rain and high grass that likely obscured the location of the remaining foundation. Olson and his students agreed that despite some of the differences that were fun to hear about, a lot about school at that time was similar to today. “Recess was a favorite thing then and now,” Olson said. “Getting to school was different, but the experience while there was very much the same. “People coming out west just wanted to make their lives better. We could very well have been them.”

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OROVILLE COUNCIL | FROM A1 the EMT course ride-alongs are a requirement, but after the course ends and before the student has his or her certificate, they are in “limbo” and are not allowed additional ride-alongs. The exception is if the student needs an extended period to complete the course. “Once they have finished the course they are no longer covered as a student or as a ‘good Samaritan’ because they have been trained. Every student achieves their ride alongs prior to testing. “As for other agencies allowing as in Chris’ comment about Tonasket, I don’t care... I’m not going to do something that’s not by the law,” said the ambulance coordinator, referring to the policy of the NCECC. “Obviously if this is the case I was misinformed,” said Allen. “My information and his information could have been misinterpreted.” Mayor Spieth said that without getting further legal interpretations he would have to stand by Donahue and her decision. Donahue concluded that she also received a copy of Lopez’ comments and added that it said, “Please note there can be regional differences.” The ambulance coordinator

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North Valley Hospital will now be a bit easier to find, particularly for visitors, now after its new sign was installed on Whitcomb Ave. last week. The sign, built by Quill and Barley Hyde, was erected directly opposite the driveway to the emergency entrance, and includes night time lighting to further increase the hospital’s visibility.



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There’s a new location for those wanting to rent U-Haul trucks, trailers and car haulers in Oroville. The U-Haul has moved from Dale’s Service Station downtown, to Oroville Mini-Storage at 140 Chesaw Rd. The business will be offering all the same services as Dale’s, according to Oroville Mini-Storage owner Jeff Bunnell. For more information, call (509) 560-0166 or (509) 476-2102. Brent Baker / staff photo

said, “Our region has opted out with a big ‘NO.’” Addressing Allen, Councilman Ed Naillon added, “We do appreciate your willingness to serve, but the state builds in flexibility for the agencies to decide what policies they will follow.” Bob Sandefur, a pilot from Omak, with three planes at Oroville, asked permission for himself and two other pilots to pour concrete pads in front of three of the open hangers. He said that he and the other pilots. who he says have the skills and equipment, would do the work at no charge if the city would pay an estimated $1170 for the nine yards of concrete. City Clerk Kathy Jones said that the city had not budgeted for the expense and that it had to find funds to replace the fuel card lock system at a cost of $14,500. “If the city does it for you, then the city will have to do it for everyone,” said Rod Noel, Superintendent of Public Works, adding that the city had not built the hangers, but had “inherited” them. In a related item, Steve Johnston, the airport services manager, requested a way to add lights that could be turned on and off so that

the customs inspector could make there inspections at night. The money was requested and budgeted for, according to Johnston, who worries that without lights the inspections might be limited to 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. “That would be hard on us for our traffic and hard on our fuel sales,” said Johnston. Jones reported on a meeting she had with Okanogan County Planning Director Perry Huston and two representatives from the state Public Works Trust Fund regarding the loan for the Eastlake Sewer Project and improvements to the city’s sewer treatment facility. The Public Works Board has agreed to extend the 20 year loan out to 30 years, according to Jones. “The city was a participant in a share of the loan for system improvements and the biosolids upgrade,” said Jones. “The impact to the city is it will increase the interest by $77,000, but we will have an extra 10 years to make the payments. In the long run it will be to our benefit.” The next meeting of the Oroville City Council will not be until the first Tuesday in July, July 3, as the Tuesday, June 19 meeting has been cancelled. The city council meets at 7 p.m. in the council chambers located at 1308 Ironwood St.

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Firefighters and Oroville Mini-Storage owner Jeff Bunnell inspect damage from a fire last Monday afternoon that scorched the end of the motorhome used as the business’ office. Bunnell estimated the damage would probably be about $200 to repair and included sanding the outside of the motorhome, painting and replacing part of the skirt. He said he had a couple of small gas containers near the corner of the office, but did not know what had started the fire.


Okanogan County land purchases would protect fish and wildlife habitat The Bonneville Power Administration proposes to fund two land purchases in Okanogan County Wash to protect fish habitat. The first purchase called Old Highway Bridge would include 7.5 acres and over 1,300 feet along the Twisp River, a tributary of the Methow River. The second purchase called Poorman’s Pond would include 22 acres and just over 1,450 feet along the Twisp River, a tributary of the Methow River. The Methow Salmon Recovery Foundation (MSRF) would purchase these properties with funds provided by BPA to the Yakama Nation through the 2008 Columbia Basin Fish Accords that established a partnership between federal agencies, tribes and states to supplement protective actions for fish. The MSRF and the Yakama Nation will manage the property. BPA would receive conservation easements to ensure the habitat is protected forever. Purchasing this land would partially mitigate for the construction and operation of the federal dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers, and is part of ongoing efforts to protect, restore, and enhance habitat for Upper Columbia steelhead and spring Chinook that are listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act. The Foundation and the Yakama Nation will develop management plans for the properties and give the public an opportunity to review and comment on the plans. BPA must approve the plans before new actions occur on the property. Letters describing the proposed purchases, maps and information describing environmental review requirements under the National Environmental Policy Act are available at For more information contact Jay Marcotte, BPA project manager, at 503-230-3943 or, or call toll free 800-622-4519.

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THE TOWN CRIER Time to give other opinions some space We’ve taken some criticism of late for publishing several letters from Mendy Combs-Boge regarding the school board. Well, although it got left out of last week’s edition, we did get an editor’s note on the web edition saying it was time for her to move on - she’s had her share of this newspaper’s ink for awhile. Some publishers enforced a policy that said letter writers could address one topic once in a 30 day period. We also requested the number of words in a letter to be kept under 350. Some thought this was too limiting and that part of the policy was dropped under NCW Media. However, even when it was in force, we often made exceptions. Sometimes like Maria Griffin’s letter this week, we give a long letter space as a Guest Editorial. It might be time to readopt our old policy - going over old ground and not adding anything new to the discussion is boring and a guarantee that only but a few true believers will skip reading it. I often hear “I read the name at the bottom first and if is so and so I don’t read it.” As far as clarifying what a letter writer has to say, that has much more to do with trying to make sure our readers know what they’re trying to get across, than whether the writer has his or her facts straight. These appear on the opinion page and they’re just that: the writer’s opinion. Those in the public eye who feel they’ve been shabbily treated have just as much right - even more so - to respond to the writers on Out of this page. Also, those in the public eye who My Mind feel that way - those we employ or elect to run Gary A. DeVon our country, state, county, cities and schools - need to either grow a thicker skin, or find other work. Criticism may not always be fair, but they’ve chosen to do the jobs that put them in front of the public either as our employees or as our elected representatives. Criticism comes with the territory - like running a newspaper. That said, Oroville’s school district will get past this. The last board meeting went very smoothly. Those supporters of former board chairman Phil Barker, who made a very public resignation in the letters section of this newspaper, need to move on. He wasn’t hounded out of office like some would have you believe. He didn’t get his way and admitted he had a “John Wayne attitude” in the way he looked at things - seeing them as either black or white. Some seem to forget it takes more than one member to make a board. Those that champion someone for office will always be disappointed if they think once their candidate is elected they will vote just the way you want and that vote will always carry the day. It just doesn’t work that way. We elect more than one person to represent us and everyone should be glad of it. So, someone else can take up Combs-Boge’s cause if they want, but we’re giving her a summer vacation. Just keep your letters short and to the point and make sure you have your facts straight. For example, claims that enrollment has gone down at Oroville School District won’t fly when the numbers for the last few years say otherwise. Write your letter and move on to a different topic next time or wait 30 days and take it up again. Just don’t repeat what you said in your previous letter because it gets tedious for us all, especially for those of us that “have” to read them. The opinion page is intended for those who feel underrepresented to be heard, and we feel privileged to bring you this forum. We just ask that you don’t abuse our good intentions.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Limit personal attacks Dear Editor, My last child graduated from Oroville High School over 20 years ago. In spite of that I have maintained a fairly consistant contact and interest in Oroville schools. The school I see is far different from the one portrayed in recent letters to the editor. I find the administrators not only capable and approachable but involved in the community. Teachers, with the exception of the occasional malcontent that is found in any workforce, appear highly qualified and dedicated. Most of the students I have contact with are articulate, polite and respectful. I have never felt uncomfortable attending an event at the school. (I encourage people to check out some of the amazing senior projects). My issue is not with the writers of these letters, although if they are interested in improving the school they could use some of this energy by participating in a volunteer organization such as PTO, Dollars For Scholars, Booster Club or Hosts. My problem is with the content of some of these letters in relation to the Gazette-Tribune’s letters policy, which cites clarity, accuracy and fairness. A numbers of these rambling letters (clarity) contains statements that are either unsupported or highly questionable. More disturbing are the personal attacks that range from negative to down right vicious. It is understood that public officials are open to scrutiny and criticism, however, there is a fine line between criticism and slander. If the Gazette-Tribune is going to continue to publish this barrage of negative letters I feel you have a responsibility to verify prominent statements (accuracy) and limit personal attacks (fairness). Thank you. Dick Garner Oroville P.S. Go Hornets!

Community helps WWII Vets Dear Editor, I would like to thank the wonderful people from Oroville and the participants of the Run for the Border who attended my Oroville’s 2nd Annual Nacho Dinner (and the Eagles Members who let me use the hall). I really appreciate the support this community has given our WWII Veterans. Because of everyone’s generosity, Inland NorthWest Honor Flight now has another $1600 (my total is well over $21,000 now!). It was great to see some of the WWII Veterans there who have benefited from everyone’s generosity: Mr. Allen, Mr. Emry, Mr. Stockwell, (missed you Mr.

Brazle) and to see Mr. Hirst, a Veteran waiting for his flight. Every penny really does help. If you couldn’t attend and would like to make a donation, or would like to learn more about INWHF, please contact me. Thanks again, I can’t wait for next year to do it all again! Justin Peterson Chewelah, Wash.

Invincible Ignorance Party Dear Editor, Here’s a winning idea for 2016. Donald Trump for President and Steve Lorz for Vice President on the Invincible Ignorance Party ticket. Prove to me that the Sun is the center of the Solar System and that Hydrogen is the lightest of the elements. Pax vobiscum, John F. Connot Everett, Wash.

The sheriff levied Dear Editor, A few people have asked me why I’m addressing the sheriff in the newspaper? I reply because when I go into their office and ask them for a written response to my paperwork they do nothing but look at me and smile. When the sheriff levies on something they enter a contract. If they levy on a car to sell it they have to make sure of the value as well as the VIN number, make, model and year. When the sheriff sold my home they didn’t have the information correct. On Dec. 12, 2007 they printed in the newspaper, based on a survey that can’t be recorded, that my home is off my property. They say my home is on a vacant lot that has no physical address, my home is on 288 Howard End Rd. In the sale they avoid the use of parcel numbers because if they used parcel numbers they would have to acknowledge contracts and permits as well as the fact that the plaintiffs have no legal claim to Highway 20 and never did. After 25 years of these developers wasting my money as well as the courts time and wasting countless tax dollars I can

only look back from poverty to more poverty in the future. For a moment let’s forget about me always being blamed for these peoples’ problems and focus on who we blame when someone gets hurt of killed. The sheriff is shielding the misconduct of the court. I can’t find a lawyer that cares and I’m asking the public for help in finding one that does care. Do you really want judges to decide where the roads connect to highways? Thank you. Roger Rylander Tonasket

A future and a hope Dear Editor, Today I’m writing because I can’t help but think of the church being built out at East Oroville Road. It’s been a slow process but you know what? Any good work is done in time. Rather it be in ourselves, our home, our church, our community, our state, government, country and world. If it’s not good it fall eventually. I think about Valley Christian Fellowship and I see many people being taught something and until they are taught the church won’t be completed because God’s doing the teaching. This is that way in our own lives. Did you know Randy McAllister went from hardly nothing to having a home and discipleship that is thriving in good fruit? They work hard for God’s purpose and I know it’s not easy, no good work is. They have overcame great adversity in their obedience to God. They remain humble and this community is done in gratitude, prayer, reading the word and action. I’ve learned this on my own journey. When I rush around I always end up back where God wants me and I’m always a mess. Let me say it’s been insane to walk into sanity. I was also thinking how my parents live so simple. They are still building their home years later! But they own their home and that’s so free to not live in debt. They help people and they too do it in obedience to God. Now community, I’m so pas-

sionate about who saved my life from death. He gave me mercy and the mercy given was a miracle 20 years in prison turned to five years. So yes, I’m gonna shout it out and write about it. A way that gives freedom, healing, hope, love, peace and life. My Grandpa Ed spoke in his southern way and so I’ll speak in my way as well. A man who’s a friend of mine and Jack’s said I am a Bible thumper! I was so honored to be called that! I’ve been and have been called some bad stuff. So thank you all who say those good things! Honestly Gary, I don’t know much and I’ve got lots to learn. What I know is, just like that church, I just want whatever I do and say and become to be God’s doing that a way I got a chance in life to make a difference for the good and my community, which is Oroville, that means so much to me. So many have helped me and guided me along the way. From the ambulance crew when I darn near cut my wrist off, to the police officers who’d give me rides home or to jail, which saved me, to the people at stores who’d smile at me, Dick at the Pharmacy who’d ask me how I was with genuine concern, to the mail lady Jan who talked to me about hope, to Peggy, Tracy, Carol and others who never stopped being my friend. To Jack, my spouse, who told me not much and in his silence and love I grew to be independent. I could go on and on with those I love and have impacted my life. I guess what I’m wanting to impress upon you is don’t rush what is good. I have a life of amends to make for all I’ve done and I believe I’ll make them all in God’s timing. Just the other day I ran into a lady at an AA meeting 10 years later in Missoula, Mont., I was able to make an amend. My God is big! The promise of living right living for Christ is priceless. Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you”, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.” God Bless. His servant, Sabrina Rounds Missoula, Mont.

Saddened by recent letters to the editor OPINION BY MARIA GRIFFITH OHS DEAN OF STUDENTS

I’ve been saddened by the recent letters to the editor regarding the Oroville School District and its employees. I am not interested in a back and forth in the newspaper, but I will address some insights about school systems in general, and Oroville, in particular. First of all, teachers, staff and administrators are just people. Though we strive to be professional in all situations, I can imagine a time when we fall short: we have bad days, don’t feel well, misunderstand, and even get cranky and defensive occasionally. When a parent or student has a problem with how a school district member behaves, the parent should first go to that person and check out their side of the story. I’ve found that when this is followed, disputes and misunderstandings can be resolved in nearly 90 percent of the cases. Next, the principal of the employee should be contacted, through an appointment, to resolve the other 10 percent of problems. Please remember that because this is a small town, school district employees have children who often attend school in the same building. Please be considerate of these relationships and the pain that is caused when

writers choose to include names in their complaints to the newspaper. There are more appropriate forums to get your problems resolved. Communication with parents is always a challenge in school. Since Mr. Quick has become Superintendent he has done an outstanding job updating the Oroville School District website ( All of the district policies and procedures are listed there along with calendars of events, teacher contact emails, curriculum plans, assessment information and a myriad of other details that might resolve some of your questions. Through Family Access on the district website parents can now check their student’s assignments and grades. You must have an access code which can be obtained from any building secretary. The electronic reader board is also a new feature providing up-to-date event information. As a member of the secondary school staff who watched students go out in the wind, rain and snow to try to keep the old reader board updated using missing/damaged letters; we are eternally grateful to the generosity of the Booster Club and Kinross for donating our new electronic board. Getting the right information to parents at the right time will always be a challenge, but an important one we will continue to try to conquer.

I’ve worked for Oroville School District for 12 years and love my job. I have six children of my own, and it has been my serendipitous delight to discover I could love teenagers who I had never given birth to. Since Oroville was my first teaching job, I can still remember being a parent and being baffled by how schools worked and even intimidated by the people and processes of school. During the last 12 years, I’ve worked with five different principals, and I have found redeeming qualities in each of them and worked the longest with Steve Quick, who is now our superintendent. I trust him. I believe he is an outstanding leader. I would remind those who would criticize that when a leader is really doing his job, at least 25 percent of the people will be mad at any given time. Mr. Quick must juggle the wants and needs of parents, students, teachers and the community, and I have been in hundreds of meetings with him over the years where all parties have walked away with a smile on their face; other times some left disappointed. I know from first-hand experience that his first interest is the student. He invests in teachers, staff and community members who have positive ideas and solutions to make school a better place for students. We have some wonderful

accomplishments to celebrate at Oroville. Eight of our students sat for the AP Calculus exam this spring, and we are anxiously awaiting their results. In the previous six years, only one student took the test. This is important progress for such a small school. We just received our reading and writing HSPE (formerly the WASL) scores back, and nearly 95 percent of our sophomores met standard! Best in the valley again this year, I’m sure! All of our graduating 2012 seniors have made post secondary application and have been accepted to college, university, military or employment! Oroville High School students have donated thousands of hours in community service over the last year. As you drive through town, you will see just a few of the 2012 senior projects in the form of landscaping, signage, seating and other projects. Next year juniors and seniors will be able to take College in the High School courses right here at Oroville High School for free! This will save parents and students thousands of dollars in college credits. All of these accomplishments, and many more not listed, are a result of the hard work of teachers, parents, students and administrators who are focusing their positive energy to assist our kids in becoming College and Career Ready. I invite all to join us in this effort.

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Okanogan Valley Life Molson Summer Festival June 16 A glitch somewhere along the way caused my article to not appear in the paper last week, so, we’ll have a combination of last weeks and this weeks together. Local high school graduation is over and our second great grandson is ready to face the big ‘ole world and begin the challenge of life...I think. So, now what do we do? Hopefully find a job. Don’t cry because it’s over! Smile because it happened! Before we know it the cherries will be ripe and that will create a few jobs. The price in the grocery is “outta sight” but of course the grower doesn’t get near that amount. Ya know if we gave donations to all the causes that come in the mail, phone calls and what have you, we wouldn’t have enough left to pay our own bills. And this being an election year makes it all the worse. This business of politics being won (or lost) by whoever has or can talk the public out of the most money, isn’t the way things are supposed to work. When did it become that way? So, we had Memorial Day, making a short week. Remember when we called it Decoration Day? And if you didn’t go to the cemetery and pull weeds and put flowers on your family graves, you were thought to be a bad person. At least that’s the way it was where I grew up, but I do believe the tradition is somewhat changed now. Now they want money and the board will hire the work done. Have you ever noticed how the old fashioned yellow rose bushes are always in bloom for Memorial Day? Regardless of the weather conditions, whether the season is early or late they seem to know when to bloom. Our neighbor had a beautiful bush, which I admired for several days, then the rain and wind came and made a shamble of it. The cherries are really growing with bits of color showing and before we know it harvest will be under way. I see they have lowered the working age to 14 in

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Plans for the Building Fund are proceeding on schedule with the Chevron Station on north Main Street as the holding area for any items. Starting June 23 and 30, items may be dropped for the auction. Please no clothes, yard or garage sale items. We are looking for larger items such as autos, boats, trailers and motor homes. Howard Cumbo is back at the Assisted Living facility and no doubt looking for some folks to stop by for a game of pinochle. Hope he has no more falls. Juanita Waggy is home now and recuperating after stays in the Tonasket and Wenatchee hospitals. She and Glen are missed at Saturday evening Pinochle games and Sunday afternoon potluck and games.

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stand.” Perhaps there are many that feel that way. We must remember, what the government giveth, the government can taketh away. Said an old lady to an IRS clerk, “I do hope you give my money to a nice country.” A large gathering of family and friends met at the home of Jason and Stephanie Haney to give love and support to Caleb, after his graduation and share a nice buffet of his favorite foods. It was there I learned that Mildred Thayer (former longtime resident of Oroville) has moved here to live with her son Terry and his wife, Carolyn. Give her a call and welcome her back to the community. She’ll be happy to hear from you. Having had so many birthdays and thinking back to my high school graduation, there are so many differences these days. First of all, if we didn’t go to Baccalaureate we didn’t get a diploma. I was told there were three students attended this year. There were 62 graduates. Our graduation was a fairly solemn occasion and we were expected to wear “dressy” clothes and shoes. No bedroom slippers and other “funky” footwear would have been allowed. It was good to have the band play “Pomp and Circumstances”, which we had looked forward to marching to and the music teacher played something we’d never heard of and my husband hasn’t forgiven him for that yet. I’m not suggesting that things should be that way today...just saying that’s the way it was in 1944. But that was then and this is now! I was wrong about not turning on the heat until next October. It got down right cold in the evenings last week and the fireplace was turned on. So, Queen Elizabeth has been in the “queenly spotlight” 60 years. I wonder how many hats she has had made to match a coat or dress, in that many years. She must have to have a special room to store them in. The mayor in one of the Eastern cities, is trying to prohibit BIG sodas. Ya know I have never known of a driving accident from drinking too much

Midge Minyard is home awaiting surgery after a fall seriously damaging her knee and ending up with a black eye and much bruising. Potluck lunch and cards will also be canceled for Sunday, June 17.

cola...why doesn’t he zero in on beer sales to under age kids? I believe he’d do more good. Going fishing and catching your first fish, for a seven year old, is very exciting. His comment was, “Lets catch another one.” I don’t think he knew how often, even the experienced fisherman come home empty handed, after boating up and down Lake Osoyoos. It was a very nice rainbow trout caught by one of our great grandsons, Lucas Haney, Snohomish, assisted by Grandpa Lance. It was reported to me that Midge Minyard took a nasty fall, causing her to have a follow up consultation with Dr. Brownlee, Wenatchee. Just when she was getting stronger from other health issues. Watch those berms in the road, Midge. Sometimes they jump up and getcha! Sometimes life gets very trying. The daughter of Louise (Lehrman) Kitterman told me her mom had triple by-pass surgery and is doing very well. Louise lives in Omak with her husband Bill. We wish her a speedy recovery. It has been reported to me that “Zeke” Hilderbrand has been in hospital in Wenatchee, but is now at NVH, Tonasket, not having

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

Oroville Chamber of Commerce OROVILLE - The Oroville Chamber of Commerce meets today, Thursday, June 14 at Trino’s Restaurant. The guest speaker will be Don Boettger, Director of Okanogan PUD’s Regulatory and Environmental Affairs. He will be presenting information about Enloe Dam and Powerhouse Project with including a histori-

cal, current, and future overview. Joining him will be Glenn Huber, area manager to take any questions not relating to the Enloe project.

Midsummer Festival MOLSON – The community of Molson will hold their Midsummer Festival on Saturday, June 16 starting with an all-youcan-eat pancake feed at 8 a.m. at the Grange Hall. The “Run, Walk or Shuffle” race starts at 9 a.m.; the traditional May Pole decorations and songs will take place at 10:30 a.m.; the Parade will begin at 11 a.m.; there will be a class car show at the school house museum; family games, horse shoe tournament and scavenger hunt all begin after the parade; Frisbee Golf is from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. and the favorite car awards will be held at 2 p.m. Sitzmark Ski Club will offer lunch concession from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact Mary Louise Loe at (509) 485-3292 for more information.

Car Show and Cruise-In TONASKET – The 23rd annual North Country Car Club show and Cruise-In will be held Saturday, June 16 at the Tonasket Rodeo Grounds. Trophies will be awarded for First place in 16 categories. Gates open at 9 a.m. Voting begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m. Awards will be presented at 2 p.m. Vendor booths are available. A silent auction will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Donations are welcome. The Comanchero’s will provide lunch. For more information contact (509) 4862777 or (509) 429-2983.

Father’s Day Fly-In TONASKET – The 22nd Annual Father’s Day Fly-In is being held Saturday, June 16 (5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Steak barbecue) and Sunday, June 17 (8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Free Flights for kids). Breakfast will be served on Sunday from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. For more information call

Okanogan Valley Church Guide

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(509) 486-4502.


Art in the Park

TONASKET – The Tonasket Library’s summer reading program for June is as follows: Friday, June 15 at 1 p.m., Deb McVay Storytime in multiple languages; Wednesday, June 20 at 1:30 p.m. NCRL Puppets; and Monday, June 25 at 1 p.m. is Book It Theater. For more information call Miriam at (409) 486-4908.

OMAK – The 38th Annual Kiwanis Art in the Park will be held June 16 (10 a.m. to 7 p.m.) and June 17 (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) at the Civic League Park in downtown Omak. The 2nd Annual Paint the Town will also be held at the same time and location. Prizes and participation awards.

Pie Social BREWSTER - Join in for a celebration of local history! If you have reminisces of the good ol’ days or stories of your forefathers, please bring them to share at the seventh annual Pie Social on Saturday, June 16 in Brewster. Hosted by Keith Zielke and Margi Allen, it will be held at 1 p.m. at 551 Valley Road. Ice cream, coffee, water, tableware and shade will be provided; you bring chairs, a pie of your choice, good memories and a desire to meet new friends and share laughs. For more information, call (509) 689-5402 or e-mail greenvalley@

Grange Flea Market OROVILLE – The Oroville Grange Flea Market will be held this Saturday, June 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 622 Fir. A lot of new items and lots of bargains. Tables are available to rent, local honey available. Donations are welcome. For more information call Betty at (509) 476-3878.

Canceled Meeting OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council has canceled the June 19 meeting due to a lack of quorum. Several council members, the mayor and city staff will be attending the Association of Washington Cities Annual Conference in Vancouver, Wash. The next regularly scheduled meeting will be Tuesday, July 3 at 7 p.m.

Tonasket Library Summer Reading 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 Adult Bible Study: 9:30 a.m. • Sun. School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. 4th Sundays, 6 p.m. Prayer & Healing Service. Pastor Karen Davison

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

MOLSON Community Christian Fellowship

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

RIVERSIDE Riverside Lighthouse - Assembly of God

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

TONASKET Holy Rosary Parish

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

Immanuel Lutheran Church

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

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

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

Crossroads Meeting Place Tonasket Foursquare Church

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

By Marianne Knight

The 17th Annual Molson Midsummer Festival is being held Saturday June 16 at the Molson School Museum and Grange Hall Areas. The big day will start at 8 a.m. with an all you can eat pancake breakfast by the Molson Grange $8. You can eat till 10 a.m. 9 a.m. the Run or Walk Ribbons and prizes awarded at end of race. The Classic Cars, and more on display. 10:30 a.m. will be the decoration of the May Pole. 11 a.m. Parade - Barbara Dart will be the Grand Marshall. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Food Concession by Sitzmark Ski Club. 11:30 a.m. Horseshoe Tournament, Kids Games, Team Scavenger Hunt, (will finish at 1:30 p.m.)

Blue Star Mothers brand of Homeland Security by Daralyn Hollenbeck

NORTH CENTRAL WASHINGTON — Military moms are some of the best! Statistically, they are active in their communities, like volunteering, voting, and helping their neighbors informally. It is no wonder that they have successfully imparted to their children the need for action, patriotism and service.

Tonasket Community UCC

Preschool Storytime TONASKET – The Tonasket Library will have Preschool Storytime on Wednesday, June 20 at 1 p.m.

Butterfly Association Conference OROVILLE – The Washington Butterfly Association will be holding their conference Friday to Saturday, June 22 to June 24, at Eden Valley Guest Ranch, 10 miles east of Oroville. Field trips on Saturday and Sunday to Mount Hull and the Scotch Creek Wildlife Area. Saturday evening Keynote Speaker “Butterflies and Plants: A Cozy Coevolutionary Relationship” by Dana Vasalli of Twisp. Area residents are welcome to attend. Registration and more info at or contact Richard Youel at (206) 282-3758.

Demolition Derby OMAK – The Omak Stampede and Pepsi present the 11th annual Demolition Derby on Saturday, June 23 at 5 p.m. at the Stampede Arena. Ticket windows open at 3 p.m. Gates, concession and beer garden open at 4 p.m. For more information call (509) 826-1983 or visit

A Wild Plant Tour OROVILLE – North Valley Community Schools presents their final class for this year on Tuesday, June 26. If native plants used for medicines, dyes and food interest you, you’ll want to sign up for A Wild Plant Tour. You will learn which plants Native

HILLTOP COMMENTS 12:30 – 3 p.m. Ed Forthun Memorial Frisbee Golf Tournament. 1:45 p.m. All voting for favorite classic cars and others must be turned in. 2 p.m. Car Awards: Drawings for Quilt and Picture; Announcement of winner for the candy jar guess (at the Grange Hall) 2:30 p.m. Please pick up any unclaimed door prizes at this time. Soft ball/Volleyball All day activities include: Music, Arts /Crafts. Door Prize tickets will be drawn every half hour from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Door Prizes this year are all handmade items from local residents. Thank you all for your donations.

BLUE STAR MOTHERS Blue Star Moms spend much time supporting each other, seeking out resources, and staying connected to our communities and to our service members. Moms play a real part in the retention, readiness, and overall health and wellness of our military contributing to our country’s strength and, therefore, homeland security. Thomas Jefferson claimed that “The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.‚ÄùOur military is the

Americans used, and which ones to avoid. Bring a sack lunch and water for this tour of your surroundings. It will be an adventure! Call Ellen at 476-2011 to register. You can also email her at comschools@chopaka.wednet. edu or go online to

Food Bank Meeting TONASKET – The Tonasket Food Bank is going to have a meeting Wednesday, June 27 at 7 p.m. at the Tonasket Community Church, 24 East 4th St., Tonasket. Jacob and Nora Gavin are leaving the food bank because of illness. If someone doesn’t come forward it will close.

Free Nursing Assistant Training Class TONASKET - North Valley Extended Care is now accepting applications for the next Nursing Assistant Training Class beginning early July 2012. This class will be completed by September. Applications may be picked up at the North Valley Hospital’s Human Resource office. This is an excellent opportunity for motivated, caring individuals to prepare for a challenging career, leading to employment opportunities at the Extended Care. Course content includes basic personal care, restorative and technical skills needed to care for residents and individuals rehabilitating toward independence. Applications will no longer be received after June 25, 2012. For information call the Extended Care at (509) 486-3110 or Dixie Brown (509) 486-2151 ext. 353.

Senior Center Auction OROVILLE – The Oroville Senior Center will have an auction on Saturday, July 14, proceeds will go towards the addition to the building, which will provide more space and activities. Cars, boats and RV’s can be donated as well as furniture and other quality items. Call Spence at (509) 429-4722. Molson T-Shirts will be available for purchase. The days proceeds go to Old Molson Ghost Town, School Museum Maintenance and Sitzmark Club. Mid Summer Festival is a great family event, come and enjoy. The Rodeo Club is busy getting the rodeo grounds and grand stands in shape for the Rodeo on the Fourth of July. This years Grand Marshall will be Kay Sutton. I am sad to report that we have lost another of our long time Hill Folk with the death of Franklin Nelson on Sunday, June 10, 2012. Services will be on Friday, June 14, 2012 at Bergh Funeral Services at 11 a.m. Following the service and then to the Kipling Cemetery on Teas Road. There will be a potluck at the Rodeo Hall in Chesaw. Until next week.

active part of our vigilance. It is with great wisdom that our communities support those we have sent so that we may continue to live more securely here at home in peace. There is a sacred bond of trust between the military and our nation. We rely in a very real way on each other. Shake a hand, fly a flag, write a letter to a soldier, editor, or congressman and sustain that sacred bond. You can use our Facebook page to find out what our local soldiers are doing and how you might help. star.mothers, or call (509) 4852906.

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

Timmerman, Sylvester chosen for Elma Curry Music Scholarships

Whitestone Church of the Brethren

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

Ellisforde Church of the Brethren

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

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

Pastor Jim Yaussy Albright.

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

Michelle Timmerman Michelle Timmerman, Tonasket, was chosen as the winner of the Elma Curry

Adeline Sylvester Memorial Scholarship, which was sponsored by the Okanogan Chapter of Washington State

Music Teachers Association. Chosen as runner up was Adeline Sylvester, Oroville. Both students have studied for 11 years with the respective teachers and have been very involved with musical activities within the community. Timmerman is the daughter of Mark and Tina Timmerman and is the student of Roz Nau. Sylvester is the daughter of John and Anna and has studied with Elizabeth Grunst.

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police statS Tuesday, June 5, 2012 Utility Problem – Report of cables smoking under Hwy. 7 residence near Tonasket. EMS cancelled. Theft – Report of a theft on LoomisOroville Rd. near Tonasket. Set of 22” wheels missing. DWLS – Driver pulled over and cited and released for Driving While License Suspended on S. Locust and W. 2nd in Tonasket. Fraud – Tonasket area resident reports $300 charged to credit card for iTunes. Theft – Seven corral panels taken from Hwy. 20 location near Tonasket. Automobile Theft – Report of a theft of an automobile from Swanson Mill Rd. near Oroville. Black 1990 Geo Storm taken from location. Attempt to Locate – Pick up order for subject that is paranoid and schizophrenic in the area of W. 4th St. in Tonasket. Advised crisis line she is walking to North Valley Hospital from her residence after making suicide threats. Wednesday, June 6, 2012 Threatening – Subject came to restaurant at Bonaparte Lake Rd. and made threats to reporting party. Domestic Dispute – Ex-boyfriend is taking reporting party’s belongings from Aeneas Valley Rd. residence. Boyfriends items stored in a mutual location. Will arrange for civil standby.

Theft – Report of a theft of a pink John Deere wagon from the front porch of a residence on Kay St. in Oroville. Thursday, June 7, 2012 Civil – A report from Cartwright Dr. near Tonasket of neighbors trimming trees that belong to reporting party. Trespassing – Report from Ironwood St. in Oroville of an unwanted subject. One child released to mother and the other to sisters. Grandmother out of town. Trespassing – Report from Frontier Foods in Oroville of a male subject that has been trespassed from the property. Trespassing – Male subject at Hwy. 97 location advised he is not to be there. Friday, June 8, 2012 Recovered Vehicle – Report of recovered Black Geo on Emry Rd. near Oroville. Vehicle reported stolen found near residence that is parting out vehicles. Theft – Hydrocodone taken from reporting party’s mailbox at Hwy. 20 residence near Tonasket. Reporting party contacted post office and was told medicine was delivered May 26. Automobile Theft – Report from W. Lost Lake Rd. of a stolen ‘94 Buick Lasabre. Taken sometime over the past month. Burglary – Report of an ongoing

problem with burglary on Lemansky Rd. near Tonasket. Reporting party has photos taken from cameras set up around the location. Traffic Offense – Interlock violation on Hwy. 20 across from Tonasket High School. Subject cited and released. Non-injury Accident – Report of a non-injury accident on 19th Ave. in Oroville. Code Violations – Improperly parked vehicles on Main St. to be towed. Agency Assist – An agency assist on Hwy. 20 near Tonasket. Subject cited and released for possession of marijuana and paraphernalia. Saturday, June 9, 2012 Animal Noise – Complaint of dog barking in area of Mill Dr. near Tonasket. Stray Animal – Report of dog running near cemetery on Hwy. 97 by Riverside. Traffic Hazard – Report of quads and vehicles speeding on Round Up Rd. and destroying private roads near Oroville. Harassment – Report that neighbor just told reporting party off and that they are also spreading rumors through the neighborhood. Traffic Hazard – Report of a traffic hazard on Hwy. 20 near Tonasket. Large herd of cattle in roadway. Stray Animals – Report of stray horses in area of E. High Country Dr.

near Tonasket. Horses rounded up and put in trailer and offloaded into reporting party’s property. Harassment – Report from Hwy. 7 near Oroville of a male subject harassing reporting party and his friends. Male subject left the scene and was stopped one mile south of Oroville. No assault occurred, neither party wants to press charges. Threatening – Report from Cobey Creek Rd. near Tonasket of a male subject threatening reporting party by yelling at her. Subject is intoxicated and getting very angry and asking her to “program him to kill her.” Agency Assist – OPD out with vehicle on 23rd Ave. in Oroville and advised to return to Canada. DWLS – Driver on Hwy. 20 near Tonasket cited for Driving While License Suspended. Noise Complaint – Report of noise at E. 7th St. and Bonaparte Ave. in Tonasket. DWLS – Driver cited for Driving While License Suspended on N. Whitcomb/Havillah Rd. in Tonasket. Theft – Report of a theft on 3rd. St. in Tonasket. Three subjects took laptop in past few hours. Sunday, June 10, 2012 Stray Animal – Report from Westlake Rd. Near Oroville of a horse loose at the location. Assault – Report from Havillah Rd. near Tonasket that the neighbor is

now living in RV at location. Neighbor is now homeless after husband assaulted her 10 days ago. Parking Problem – Motorcycle parked on the sidewalk on Main St. in Oroville. Hit-and-Run Accident – Report of a hit-and-run accident on Central Ave. in Oroville. Subject went up the road and hit a mailbox, then spun in roadway and left heading toward town on Deerpath. Monday, June 11, 2012 Theft – Report from Mead Dr. near Tonasket. Report that subject took reporting party’s chainsaw. Domestic Dispute – Report from N. Cordell Rd. near Oroville of 27-yearold son putting hole in wall and threatening to harm himself, yelling and screaming. Malicious Mischief – Report from Stonehaven Rd. Near Tonasket that male subject took multiple items from residence and removed plastic from roof. There is an active temporary restraining order against subject. Custodial Interference – Report from Westlake Rd. near Oroville that ex-husband has reporting party’s five-year-old son and refusing to give him back. Also threatening suicide via running his mini van. Possibly high on meth and known to carry a firearm. No parenting plan in effect, so no interference as of now. Reporting party stated she had a call

from ex-husband saying he was in Tonasket and if he saw her he was going to blow her head off. Civil – A report from Pontiac Ridge Rd. that neighbor cut phone line going across reporting party’s property. Second call from subject, advised land agent threatened her with a gun and stated the neighbor could do what he wants. Animal Abuse – Report from O’Neil and Dwinnell Cutoff Rds. of two horses and a pony that appear to be starving in the area. Animals given one round bale of hay in last eight months. Theft – Report from Hwy. 20 near Wauconda that highway crew had four 1000 watt halogen heads taken from rental light system over the weekend. Suspicious – Report from Westlake Rd. near Oroville of a residence across from report is party is empty, yet light went on and off about five hours ago. Stay Animal – Report of a stray cat at location on Golden St. in oroville. DWLS – Driver cited and released for Driving While License Suspended on Main St., Oroville. Traffic Offense – White pickup towing fifth-wheel trailer observed speeding on Hwy. 97 north of Oroville, advised Port of Entry that vehicle is refusing to yield and may need assistance. Theft – Report of a theft at Beyers Market in Tonasket.

obituaries Jerry ‘Zeke’ Hilderbrand

Jerry (Zeke) Hilderbrand passed away June 8, 2012 with his loving children and family by his side in Tonasket. Jerry was born in Rogersville, Mo., March 3, 1935. He moved with his family to Oroville in 1943 where he had since made his home. He graduated from OHS where he’d been an outstanding athlete; also was a part of the town basketball team. Jerry served active duty in the U.S. Army 1956-58; part of that time in Germany. Upon discharge from the Army, he was employed for a time by Speas Vinegar and Oroville-Tonasket Irrigation District. Jerry married Donna Hoefner, having two sons together; she passed away in 1961. He then married Marilyn Fisher and together they raised their five children. With his brother Bob and others, he packed into the Paseyton Wilderness area on horseback a number of times through the years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a great businessman, owning the Pastime Tavern until retirement. He spent the last few winters in Arizona with Darlene Muir. In the spring to fall months he enjoyed his daily golf at the Oroville Golf Club. He cherished his time at Lost Lake and Chesaw with family and friends. Rest in Peace Dad, we love you. Jerry was a member of the Oroville Golf Club, Eagles, Elks and AmVets. He is survived by his children: Jerry Hilderbrand Jr. (Natalie) of Spokane, Tammy Peery (Rick) of Palmer Lake, Jeffrey Hilderbrand (Cathy) of Spokane, Lisa VanderWeide (Mike) of Malott and John Hilderbrand (Cori) of Oroville; 13 grandchildren: Jessica, Rhiannon, Ilene, Joann, Jacob, Keith, Jason, Justin, Vanessa, John, Lily, Hannah and Noah; four great grandchil-

dren; brothers Bill Hilderbrand of Oroville, Ken Hilderbrand of Kirkland, Wash. and Bob Hilderbrand (Sandy) of Oroville and sister Patricia Nelson (Gary) of Oroville, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, James Arlie Hilderbrand; mother Mary Josephine Burks; wife Donna (Hoefner); and infant brother. Memorial services will be held Friday, June 22, 2012, 2 p.m. at the Oroville American Legion Post 84, 314 14th Ave. A potluck luncheon and party remembering Zeke is to follow. Memorials may be made to AmVets 69 Chesaw, Wash. Please share your thoughts and memories by signing Jerry’s online guestbook at Bergh Funeral Service of Oroville/Tonasket in care of arrangements.

Kenneth D. Laws

Kenneth D. Laws, 73, of Tonasket, died of cancer June 3 at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee. He was born in Hamilton, Mont., to Ralph and Geraldine Laws on April 21, 1939. Being a tall and lanky country boy, Ken excelled in running and marching. He spent four years in the Marine Corps between the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam Era and two additional years in the reserves. He served in Lebanon. After his military service he owned and operated an auto shop in Welton, Ariz., and then attended Pima Community College in Tucson, and Northern

Arizona University in Flagstaff, where he studied Engineering and Technology. While living in Tucson, he enjoyed driving in race car competitions and riding motorcycles. During that time he married Carla Chassot. They divorced in 1979. After moving to Washington State he worked on Chief Joseph and Grand Coulee Dams. He also worked for the Corps of Engineers and various construction firms. In 1985, he married Barbara Woodbury. They would have celebrated 27 years together June 16. Together they built a home near Tonasket. Ken attended Wenatchee Valley College in Wenatchee to update his automotive technician skills and graduated with honors in 1988. He then worked for Damskov Ford and later Hamilton Farm Equipment until he quit working due to surgery for a brain aneurysm and the development of macular degeneration. Ken became a devoted customer of the Washington Talking Books Library and read almost 5,000 books in the past ten years. He had excellent long-term memory and might have given Ken Jennings a run for his money on Jeopardy. He had an insatiable appetite for knowledge in a wide variety of fields and interests, especially science and technology. One thing on his bucket list was to visit factories and manufacturing plants to see how things were made. Other interests were the Grand Ole Opry and he never missed a Saturday night Lawrence Welk Show. Ken was happiest out in the country and delighted in finding the first spring lupine, buttercup or shooting star, and watching sunrises and sunsets. He looked so much like Abraham Lincoln that when he once attended a costume party dressed as the President, a little boy approached him and timidly asked, “Mr. Lincoln, could I have a cookie?” Besides his beloved beagle Barney, his best friend was Jesse Cline with whom he spent many hours over the years, swapping stories, ideas and tools, and cussing politicians. He was preceded in death by his youngest sister, Lucille Kogan of Moses Lake; and his father, Ralph Laws of Tonasket. He is survived by his 94-yearold mother Geraldine; his sister, Marlene Laws-Convery, (both of Oroville); brother, Robert Laws,

(Tonasket); a niece, Glyniss Kogan and a nephew, Jason Laws; as well as their children. He is also survived by his wife, Barbara; and three step-children: Karen, Shawn, and Kristy; seven step grandchildren and one great grandchild. His dog Barney is inconsolable. There will be no formal services.

Franklin E. Nelson Franklin E. Nelson, age 85, was born March 17, 1927 to Frank S. and Nancy (Morris) Nelson on the family homestead near Sitzmark/Havillah, Wash., and passed away peacefully June 9, 2012 at home. He grew up on the family farm and at the age of 10 joined his father on the thrashing crew, harvesting hay and grain with horse-drawn equipment. He rode his horse to Kipling School until going to Molson School and graduated from Molson High School in 1945. On June 4, 1950 he married Irma Del Brott making their home on the family farm where they raised five children. While his main love was farming he became a self-taught mechanic and welder that could take a piece of machinery or vehicle and make it like new. He also worked for the Oroville School District as Bus Driver, retiring after 20 plus years. Franklin was a lifelong member of the Molson Grange. He is survived by his children: Wanda Moffit of Wenatchee, Brian Nelson (Cynthia) of Havillah, Holly Nelson (Tony) of Havillah, Rocky Nelson (Berta) of Havillah and Betta Lidstrand of Oroville; 12 grandchildren: Tyson and Ian Moffit, Christa Hensey, Logan and Keenan DeLorme, Katie Nelson, Elysia Nelson Rodriguez, Sarah, Casey, and Sam Nelson, and Karissa and Katriona Lidstrand; six great grandchildren: Katelyn, Kimberly, Jaden, Patience, Kyle and Natalia. Special thanks go to his best friend and caregiver Corey DeLorme and Margo Thompson

and April Austin (special angels). He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Nancy Nelson; and his beloved wife of 60 years, Irma Del Nelson. Services will be held Friday, June 15, 2012, 11 a.m. at the Bergh Chapel in Oroville with Pastor Claude Roberts officiating. Interment will follow at the Kipling Cemetery. Please share your thoughts and memories by signing Franklin’s online guestbook at Bergh Funeral Service of Oroville/Tonasket in care of arrangements.

Wanita Leona Colbert

Wanita Leona (Bolser) Colbert passed away after a 40 year fight with MS on June 7, 2012 at Republic, Wash. “Mom” was born in Spokane, Wash., on Aug. 26, 1932 to Leo M. Bolser and Wanda (Wilson) Bolser. At age 11 her and her two brothers moved to Pontiac Ridge, to live with their aunt Estella Greer. She grew up there in a log house nestled among the tall trees, with blue skies and fresh air to help her shake off the darkness and pain of WWII and the “Spokane of The Great Depression”. She attended school at Molson, graduating high school in 1950. In the fall of that year

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she married “Dad,” Marvin F. Colbert (“Hungry”), a logger from Chesaw, and they raised three children (us) there. The last five years of dad’s life were shared with mom in the same room at the Ferry County Hospital Extended Care in Republic, Wash. Upon his death in 2002 they had been married just short of 52 years. Mom was a very hard working, crafty lady who had many talents and was skilled at everything, but what she could do with some flour and a stove was art. The lady could really cook. Her bread was the desire of all the community potlucks, and ME-OH-MY could our mama make pies. She could also really sing. When we were small we didn’t need “No Radio” we had mom to sing all the Golden Oldies of the 40’s and 50’s to us. And now our mom has gone to sing with the angels, and teach them something about angel food cake too! She was preceded in death by her parents; her aunt Estella Greer; her brother Carol Bolser; and her (great-grandbabies) Jack and Ella Pearcy. She will be missed by her brother, Stan Bolser at Oroville; her son, Lonny (Judy) Colbert at Spokane; her daughter, Marna (Clark) Friend at Republic; her son, Chris (Peggy) Colbert at Chesaw; her grandson, Matthew (Amber) Colbert at Las Vegas, Nev.; her grandson, Nicholas at Spokane; her granddaughter, Melissa (Dean) Pearcy and their son (great-grandson) Gavin Pearcy at Spokane; her granddaughter, Mary Friend and her sons (great-grandsons) Alex Curry, Devon Curry, Benjamin Morgan and Matthew Morgan at Spokane. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. at the Tunk Valley Cemetery, east of Riverside, Okanogan Co., Wash., on Saturday, June 16, 2012. Donations may be made to Chesaw Rodeo Club Small Sports in care of Steve Leslie 485-3941. Precht-Harrison-Nearents Chapel on Elmway in Okanogan is in care of the arrangements.

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TONASKET – The 23rd annual North Country Car Club show and Cruise-In will be held Saturday, June 16 at the Tonasket Rodeo Grounds. Trophies will be awarded for First place in 16 categories. Gates open at 9 a.m. Voting begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m. Awards will be presented at 2 p.m. Vendor booths are available. A silent auction will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Donations are welcome. The Comanchero’s will provide lunch. For more information contact (509) 4862777 or (509) 429-2983.

Demolition Derby

OMAK – The Omak Stampede and Pepsi present the 11th annual Demolition Derby on Saturday, June 23 at 5 p.m. at the Stampede Arena. Ticket windows open at 3 p.m. Gates, concession and beer garden open at 4 p.m. For more information call (509) 826-1983 or visit www.

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OROVILLE – Golf Club 27 Hole Golf on Sunday, June 24 starting at 9 a.m. Tee times required. Call 476-2390.

Father’s Day Fly-In

TONASKET – The 22nd Annual Father’s Day Fly-In is being held Saturday, June 16 (5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Steak barbecue) and Sunday, June 17 (8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Free Flights for kids). Breakfast will be served on Sunday from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. For more information call (509) 486-4502.

Midsummer Festival

MOLSON – The community of Molson will hold their Midsummer Festival on Saturday, June 16 starting with an all-you-caneat pancake feed at 8 a.m. at the Grange Hall. The “Run, Walk or Shuffle” race starts at 9 a.m.; the traditional May Pole decorations and songs will take place at 10:30 a.m.; the Parade will begin at 11 a.m.; there will be a class car show at the school house museum; family games, horse shoe tournament and scavenger hunt all begin after the parade; Frisbee Golf is from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. and the favorite car awards will be held at 2 p.m. Sitzmark Ski Club will offer lunch concession from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact Mary Louise Loe at (509) 4853292 for more information.

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TONASKET - Tonasket High School’s Class of 2012 topped off its senior year with graduation ceremonies on Saturday, June 9, fittingly displaying its flair for the artistic throughout the commencement ceremony. In fact, of the three student speakers, only one actually gave a speech: Salutatorian Dakota Fry, who was the first of the three to step to the microphone. “I was asked to write a poem,” Fry said. “But someone told me I have a different sense of humor. I don’t know if that means I have a twisted mind, or a creative one.” She went on to describe the character of the senior class. “This was the group that went to each other’s Senior Night,” she said, “that couldn’t stay quiet enough to have a productive class meeting - thank goodness for advisors - and the group of tiny first graders that grew to a big strong graduating class. Though we didn’t always get along, we had each other’s backs and we understood our fellow classmates.” Fry quoted Abraham Lincoln: “I will prepare, and someday my chance will come. “By graduating today, we decided to prepare ourselves,” Fry added. “There’s no telling where life will take us, but hopefully it’s somewhere we want to be.” Co-Valedictorians Anthony Verhasselt and Michelle Timmerman took a different tack. Verhasselt, inspired by Walt Whitman, composed a poem that he said reflected his outlook on life. “It will mature and develop and grow,” he wrote. “Upon the next generation’s lessons it will grow/the lessons of triumph and its trials and tribulations/and teach them the meaning of true determination.” Timmerman performed three musical numbers despite admittedly being quite sick. She composed the music and lyrics for her solo, “Swingin’,” that she sang as her valedictory speech. Timmerman also sang the National Anthem with Cierra Williams and Jasmine Grangroth, and supplied vocals for a performance of “Benny and the Jets” with Williams, Caleb Knowlton, Zack Weaver, Jordan Kennedy and Damon Halvorsen. Faculty speaker/ASB advisor James Swanson encouraged the graduates to be agents of positive change, even if in the background. Citing the example of 1936 Olympian Louis Zamperini, who later was a World War II prisoner of war, Swanson pointed out that his accomplishments might not have happened were it not for his older brother, Pete. “It’s easy to focus on a man like Louis and his numerous accomplishments,” Swanson said. “But how would his life have been different if Pete hadn’t influenced him? “You don’t have to be a Louis. Everyone in this gym can become like Pete and create positive change if you want to “don’t get bogged down by negativity. Find balance in your life, be genuine with yourself and others, and have a positive impact on people. The change will ripple through society in ways you never imagined.”

Cayla Monroe-Sellers signs a yearbook following Saturday’s graduation ceremony at Tonasket High School.

Local Scholarship and Award Recipients: Army Recruiting Scholar Athletes: Dylan Fewkes and Dakota Fry; certificate and medallion. Mt. Olive Grange #986: Melody Wolen and Dillon Zemtseff ; $500 ea. American Legion Post 82: Dillon Zemtseff and Dylan Fewkes; $500 ea. American Legion Auxiliary: Cayla MonroeSellers and Dylan Fewkes; 500 ea. Bretz Family Memorial: Dillon Zemtseff ; $300. Okanogan Neighbors and Okanogan Family Faire: Amber Kilpatrick; $1,000. Columbia River Carbonates and Sawyer & Sawyer, Inc: Elizabeth Rampley, $1,000; Brandon Sawyer, $4,000. Tonasket Community Theater: Cierra Williams. Community Foundation of NCW: Trenton Turner, $3,000. Ole Drew Athletic Award: John Stedtfeld, $2,000. Aurora Masonic Lodge #201: Michelle Timmerman and Anthony Verhasselt; $500 ea. Alma Currie Memorial Scholarship / Okanogan Music Teachers Association:

Above, hats go flying as the Tonasket Class of 2012 completes its high school journey at the end of commencement ceremonies, June 9. Left, Salutatorian Dakota Fry receives the Perseverence Award from high school principal Jeff Hardesty.

Brent Baker / staff photos

Honors Award. Michelle Timmerman. Chevelle Yeckel: Washington State Honors Coast-to-Coast Rural Health Care: Anthony Award. Verhasselt and Brandi Wilson, Amy Johnson: Tonasket FOE, $1,000. $1,000. Kyndra Dellinger, Tonasket FOE, $1,000; Tonasket Community Scholarships: Michelle Joan Inloe Hylton Scholarship $300; Timmerman, $1,600; Brandi Wilson, Eastern Scholars, $1,500. $1,400; Brandi Wilson, $1,250; Elizabeth Rampley: Tonasket FOE, $1,000. Cayla Monroe-Sellers, $1,350; Dylan Cayla Monroe-Sellers: North Valley Hospital Fewkes, $1,250. Guild, $400; Tonasket Chapter PSE Dorothy and Everett Lynch Family Trust: $75; Tonasket Athletic Boosters, Michelle Timmerman; $500. $750. Brady and Boone Freeman Inspirational Dakota Fry: Society of Women Engineers Scholar-athlete Scholarship: MiCertificate of Merit for Highest chelle Timmerman, $500; and Dylan Honor in Science and Mathematics, Fewkes, $250. Washington State Honors Award. Tonasket Education Association: Michelle Ashley Booker: North Valley Hospital Guild, Timmerman. $200; Okanogan Masonic Lodge, T-Club Athletes of the Year: Amber Kilpat$500. rick and Dylan Russell Perry Fewkes; blanket. Jr.: Air Force Senior Athletic / ASB Recruiting SerRecognition (disvice Math and trict / regional Science Award; / state reps Washington with min. 3.5 State Honors GPA in sports / Award; UniverASB activities): sity Scholarship Kevin Aitcheson, Seattle, $3,000; Dakota Fry, Cayla Washington Monroe-Sellers, State OpportuniTrent Turner, ties Scholarship, Dakota Bogart, $1,000. Caleb KnowlDylan Fewkes: ton, Shelby Tonasket ChapScott, Russell ter PSE, $75; Perry, MackInland Car Club, enzie Wheeler, $1,500; Pete Kyndra Dellinger, Manring AgriculJake Hickman, ture Scholarship, Jared Stedtfeld, $500; Bonaparte Ryker Marchand, Luis Rivera, Co-valedictorian Anthony Verhasselt Snow ATV Club, Lazaro Ortega, recites his original poem, inspired by Walt $500. Brandi Wilson: Dylan Fewkes, Whitman, at Saturday’s Tonasket High North Valley Anthony VerSchool Graduation. Hospital Guild, hasselt, Melody $400; Okanogan Wolen, Michelle Masonic Lodge, Timmerman, $500; ; Delmar Smith Memorial, Cierra Williams, Brandon Sawyer, $1,000. Dillon Zemtseff, Amber Kilpatrick, Melody Wolen: Tonasket Chapter PSE, $150; John Stedtfeld, Damon Halvorsen; Society of Women Engineers Certifimedallion. cate of Merit and Honor in Science and Mathematics; Washington State Honors Award; Dr. Mel Lindouer Eyes to the Future Scholarship, $1,000; Washington State Achievement Award, $4,000; Washington Perseverance Award (student): Dakota Fry State Future Cougs of Color, $1000; Perseverance Award (staff ): Desirae Coe WSU Access Opportunity Award, Additional awards, by student: $5,000; Okanogan Masonic Lodge, Damon Halvorsen: GFWC Civic Lead, $350; $500. Tonasket Athletic Booster Club, Michelle Timmerman: Society of Women $750. Engineers Certificate of Merit High Trenton Turner: North Valley Hospital Guild, Honor in Science and Mathemat$200; Steiner Foundation, $1,000. ics; Air Force Recruiting Service Kablina Kochsmeier: Wahington State HonMathematics and Science Award; ors Award. Washington State Honors Award; Jordan Kennedy: Washington State Honors Children’s Dance Theater, $500; Award. Avery Berg Foundation Trust, $500; Anthony Verhasselt: Washington State

Other Scholarships and Awards:

Ken and Joan Smith Memorial Scholarship, $500; Gold Digger Apples Agriculture Scholarship, $500; Washington State Scholarship Foundation, $5,000; Whitworth Piano Scholarship, $2,000; Whitworth Vocal Scholarship, $2,000; George Washington Foundation, $2,100;

Bishop Wheat Foundation, $10,000; Whitworth Presidential Scholarship, $68,000. Jasmine Grangroth: NELA College Goal Sunday Scholarship, $500 Brandon Sawyer: Cornish Talent Scholarship, $5,000; Cornish Theater Department Scholarship, $2000.


Brent Baker / staff photo

Jasmine Grangroth, Cierra Williams and Co-valedictorian Michelle Timmerman sing the National Anthem to open Saturday’s graduation ceremony. Kevin George Aitcheson, Guadalupe Alvarez, Amalie Elsborg Andersen, Kayla Dawn Andrews, Tyler James Armstrong, Jodi Kay Arroyo, Aleesa Blakley, Dakota Bogart, Ashley Marie Booker, Dakota Christian Bridges, Rosa Maria Bugarin, Elverta Margret Conrad, Robert Walter Dahlquist, Kyndra Elizabeth Dellinger, Lucas J. DeTillian, Jordan Gregory Diaz, Tyler Edward Farley, Dylan Fewkes, Nicolette Estacia Flores, Dakota Nicole Fry, Jarith Scott Fry, Jasmine Faith Marie Grangoth, Cynthia Gutierrez, Damon Joseph Halvorsen, Emmaline Marie Hickmanm, Jacob James Hickman, Alexandra Ellen Hill, Alyssa Justine Holbert, Kylie Dawn Holcomb, Adine Ann Johnson, Amy Elizabeth Johnson, Cortney Jean Jones, Jordan Rea Kennedy, Amber Rose Kilpatrick, Caleb Wayne Knowlton, Kablina Omega Kochsmeier, Raul Lagunas Jr., Jessica Lynn Maier, Ryker David Gerald Carlson-Marchand, Kristoffer Lee Antoine Marthini, Daniel Martinez, Sheridan Anne McDonald, Cayla Jean Monroe-Sellers, Lacey Dale Montanye, Rodolfo Ornelas Vazquez, Lazaro Gerardo Ortega, Jon Anthony Pantaleon, Russell Dennis Perry Jr., Kenneth Taylor Pillow, Gabriel Chase Rainey, Adrian Ramos, Elizabeth Rose Rampley, Luis Enrique Rivera, Trista Lee Romig, Robert Steve Salazar, Chad Evert Sasse, Troy Edmond Sasse, Brandon Maurice Sawyer, Shelby Rae Scott, Miranda Nicole Slagle, Emily Bridgette Smith, Toni Jayne Smith, David Kenneth Standley, Jared Ryan Stedtfeld, John Robert Stedtfeld, Pedro Suazo Gomez, Michelle Renae Timmerman,Trenton David Turner, Curtis Kenneth Twigg, Anthony Paul Verhasselt, Zackery Dean Weaver, Mackenzie Kelly Wheeler, Tyler Dayne Whitney, Cierra Kezia Williams, Brandi Ann Louise Wilson, Raine Judith Wilson, Melody Elizabeth Wolen, Chevelle Lynn Yeckel, Patrick Jason Young, and Dillon Gregory Zemtseff.


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okanogan valley life Conscious Culture Festival brings music and more to the highlands By Gary A. DeVon Managing Editor

TONASKET – The third annual Conscious Culture Festival brought two days of music, art and education to the Okanogan Highlands last weekend. The event started Friday at noon and finished on Saturday night. On the program, highlighting the main stage on Friday, following the opening ceremony, were Hybrid Vibe, Sunz of Sound, Island Bound, Aima Moses, Mista Chatman and Harvey Swanson. Michael “Skeeter” Pilarski, was the speaker for the evening. Then the music started again with Laura Love, Wassabi Collective and finished with Flomotion is

The True Spokes. Saturday’s program stared with Role One, followed by Fogey, Zulu Nation Showcase and Dub Lounge International. Swaneagle was the speaker that afternoon and “Skeeter” also talked about freedom, family and culture. “Hurrah for the riffraff,” proclaimed Pilarski. Soul Union, featuring Karamo Susso was next up, followed by Buzz Brump. Vivian McPeak next spoke. Stingshark was the next band, followed by Adrian Xavier and friends and Clinton Fearon. Blue Jay Hankins, Okanogan Highlands Productions and Sick Donkey Records are major sponsors of the festival, and the evening ended with a Sick Donkey Records showcase.

Soul Union featuring Karamo Susso plays on the Main Stage. (above)

Michael “Skeeter” Pilarski says “Hurrah for the riffraff.” (above) Kicking a ball (above) with Conscious Culture Festival around the Okanogan Family Fairgrounds

Inside the Yoga Tent (below) – There were 25 kids that participated in the kids’ yoga, according to the sponsors, The Little Shop of Yoga in Tonasket.

Tonasket’s own Bud McSpadden (right) sings “Bart could have been a hippie.”

People of all ages and cultures enjoyed dancing to the music featured at the Conscious Culture Festival (below)

Kicking a ball, playing frisbee, listening and dancing to the music, as well as kids’ yoga were among the many things for children to do at the festival (right)

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OKANOGAN VALLEY LIFE Tonasket Community Theater presenting ‘The Fantasticks’

Ray Dispenza and Rob Thompson (above) play Bellomy and Hucklebee, fathers of lovers Luisa and Matt. Cierra Williams and Leo Brett (left) play the lovelorn Luisa and Matt.

Brent Baker / staff photo

The Tonasket Community Theater opens its production of “The Fantasticks” at the Community Cultural Center of Tonasket this Friday. The production will run June 15-17 and 21-22. The cast includes (front row, L-R) Scott Olson, Bud McSpadden, Cierra Williams, Leo Brett, Kyle McConnell, Steve Kinzie, (back) Ray Dispenza, Connor Williams and Rob Thompson. “The Fantasticks,” the world’s longest-running musical, ran on Broadway from 1960-2002, a total of more than 17,000 performances.

Kyle McConnell and Steve McKinzie play the Cad and El Gallo, respectively.

Bud McSpadden (as Mortimer), Kyle McKinzie (the Cad), Scott Olson (Henry) and Connor Williams (top, The Mime) keep things rollicking throughout.

T-Town Throwdown ‘an unmitigated success’ By Brent Baker

TONASKET - Seventeen skateboarders from throughout North Central Washington competed at the third annual T-Town Sk8 Throwdown at the B3 Skatepark at Chief Tonasket Park, June 3. “(It) was an unmitigated success,” said organizer Jason Vaughan, “achieving the goal of being ‘the best skate party in the 509.” Vaughan said it also raised more than $400 for the B3 Skate Park project as riders ranging in age from six to 22 competed. Eight were from Tonasket, but there were also riders from Omak, Brewster, Nespelem, Coulee Dam, Grand Coulee and Mansfield. Winning the different age groups were Isaiah Ayscue (Beginners); Nicolas Garcia (Intermediate); Kayla Willis (Women’s); and Kaleb Steinshouer (Advanced). Tyler Fife won the competition for the best trick. DJ Sticky of Sick Donkey Records ran sound for the day, powered by a solar panel and battery set up by the Solar Shop in Tonasket. Revolution Snow and Skate in Wenatchee donated a number of prices and sent a contingent of sponsored riders to ride with local skaters and judge the competition. Brad Miller, manager of Snow and Skate, provided play-by-play throughout the day. Nearly 20 sponsors made the event possible. Prizes included four skateboard decks to each divisional first place winner; a snowboard deck for first in the women’s division; wheel and bearing sets; socks; sunglasses; t-shirts; skate videos; skate wax; hats; shoes; tools; and stickers.

Results: Beginners Isaiah Ayscue, 7, Tonasket Junior Willis, 6, Tonasket

Above, Kayla Willis of Tonasket edged her twin sister Ashlynn for Women’s Division honors at the Third Annual T-Town Sk8 Throwdown. Left, Thomas Jacobs gets some air under him as he comes out of the bowl.

Intermediate Nicolas Garcia, 14, tonasket Thomas Jacobs, 14, Tonasket Jordan Click, 13, Omak Women’s Kayla Willis, 12, Tonasket Ashlynn Willis, 12, Tonasket Advanced Kaleb Steinshouer, 17, Tonasket Sean Waters, 17, Nespelem Ruseel Douke’, 20, Mansfield Best Trick Tyler Fife, 18, Tonasket - huge ollie to the flatbottom of the bowl

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OROVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT #410 POSITION #1 & POSITION #4 AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY OPENING FOR SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER POSITIONS: #1 & #4 THIS POSITION COVERS THE AREA OF: Director District 1 Starting at the intersection of Hwy 7 and 12th Ave. East on 12th Ave to Main St. North on Main St to Apple Way Ave. Southeast on Apple Way Ave to Cherry St. North on Cherry St to Okanogan River. Southeast on Okanogan River to Cascade and Columbia River RR. East on said Railroad to East Oroville Road. Southerly on East Oroville Rd to US Hwy 97. Southerly on US Hwy 97 to school district outline. West following school district outline to Okanogan River. Northerly on Okanogan River to Similkameen River. Northwesterly on Similkameen River to Hwy 7. Northeast on Hwy 7 to the point of the beginning.

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The United States Border Patrol is seeking price quotes from interested parties to provide custodial services, grounds maintenance, snow removal, and pest control to the new U.S. Border Patrol station located at: 21 Shirley Road, Oroville, WA 98844. Dates will be from September 1, 2012 to March 31, 2013 with possible options to extend from April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2017. Quotes must be received at 10710 N. Newport Hwy, Spokane, WA. 99218, No Later Than 4pm July 20, 2012. Quote must be for the work described in the “Statement of Work�. Evaluation factors will be rated. The factors are: price per month; past performance; experience; equipment; quality assurance plan; reliability.

Director District 4 Starting at the intersection of Chesaw Rd and East Oroville Road. Southerly on East Oroville Rd to Cascade and Columbia River RR. West on said Railroad to Okanogan River. Northerly on Okanogan River to Cherry Street. South on Cherry St to Apple Way Rd. Northwest on Apple Way Ave to Juniper St. Northeast on Juniper St and extension to 17th Ave. Southeast on 17th Ave to Main St. Northerly on Main St to US Hwy 97. North on US Hwy 97 to the school district outline. Clockwise following the school district outline to northern crossing of Old Railroad Rd. Southerly on Old Railroad Rd to Molson Rd. North on Molson Rd to Nine Mile Rd. Northwesterly and southwesterly on Nine Mile Rd to Chesaw Rd. West on Chesaw Rd to the point of the beginning. THIS WILL BE A FILL-IN POSITION UNTIL DIRECTOR ELECTIONS IN NOVEMBER 2013. APPLICANTS WILL HAVE TO FOLLOW ELECTION PROCEDURES AS ESTABLISHED BY THE OKANOGAN COUNTY ELECTIONS OFFICE. YOU MUST BE A U.S. CITIZEN, CURRENTLY A REGISTERED VOTER IN THE STATE OF WASHINGTON, AND RESIDE IN THE BOUNDARIES OF THE POSITION IN WHICH YOUR ARE APPLYING. PLEASE SUBMIT A LETTER OF INTEREST AND RESUME TO: STEVE QUICK, SUPERINTENDENT 816 JUNIPER OROVILLE, WA 98844 OR CALL 509-476-2281 APPLICATIONS DUE TO THE DISTRICT OFFICE : JUNE 21

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Statewides STATEWIDE CLASSIFIEDS WEEK OF JUNE 11, 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 PRIME INDUSTRIAL property along I-5 in Olympia, WA to be sold by unreserved auction -- June 14, 2012. 62.94 +/- acres total. Details at CAREER TRAINING ATTEND COLLEGE online from home. *Medical *Business *Criminal Justice. *Hospitality. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 866-483-4499. EVENTS-FESTIVALS ANNOUNCE your festival for only pennies. Four weeks to 2.7 million readers statewide for about $1,200. Call this newspaper or 1 (206) 634-3838 for more details. FINANCIAL LOCAL PRIVATE INVESTOR loans

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You may obtain a copy of the “Request for Quotesâ€? and “Statement of Workâ€? from your local U.S. Border Patrol ofďŹ ce at: 1105 Main St, Oroville, WA 98844; (509-476-3622) or Contact: U.S. Border Patrol, Attn: Procurement, 10710 N. Newport Hwy, Spokane, WA 99218; PH: 509-353-2747. A site visit of the new facility will be scheduled. Special consideration will be accepted for businesses that are registered with the US Small Business Administration such as; disabled veteran, HUB Zone, 8a, etc. The winning bidder will be required to have: Federal Tax ID number, obtain a Dunn and Bradstreet number, and register in the governments Central Contact Registration (CCR). A local business license may also be required if your local city or county requires one. Direct/electronic deposit of your payments will be required. The winning bidder and all employees are subject to a criminal history and background investigation. ALL of this will only be required IF YOU ARE AWARDED THE CONTRACT.


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Public Notice Vacant Council Position The City Council of the City of Tonasket will be accepting letters of interest to fill a Council position that was vacated June 13, 2012. The letters will be accepted until 7:00 pm Tuesday, July 10, 2012. The applicants will be interviewed at the July 10, 2012 Council meeting. Applicants must be a registered voter and a resident of the City of Tonasket for 1 full year. For more information, call Tonasket City Hall, 509-486-2132. Alice Attwood, City Clerk-Treasurer Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on June 14 and 21, 2014.#396247





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Okanogan County Notice of Final Decision Project: Temporary Use Permit 2012-4, Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival Proponent: Howard & Elisabeth Johnson Decision: Approved Date of Publication: June 14, 2012 Appeal Deadline: June 28, 2012 The Okanogan County Office of Planning and Development approved the above-noted project. Within 21 calendar days of the publication date, parties with standing may appeal this decision to Okanogan County Superior Court at 149 N. 3rd Ave., Okanogan, WA, pursuant to RCW 36.70 C. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and Quad City Herald on June 14, 2012.#394292

Public Hearing Notice NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Board of Okanogan County Commissioners that a public hearing is set for 11:45 AM, June 26, 2012, to consider a supplemental appropriation within the County Corrections Budget in the amount of $25,785. The funds are from Department of Ecology for highway clean up. The supplemental will be used for Operating Supplies, Fuel, Utilities, Repairs & Maintenance, and Wages. The hearing will be held in the County Commissioners Hearing Room located at 123 5th Avenue North, Okanogan, Washington. Persons wishing to comment may attend the hearing or submit their comments in writing to the Commissioners Office at 123 5th Avenue North, Rm 150, Okanogan, Washington 98840. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and Quad City Herald on June 14 and 21, 2012.#396256



NOTICE OF CONSTRUCTION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN in accordance with RCW 36.77.070 that the Board of County Commissioners intends to have the following roads improved by County Forces (using county crews and equipment) in calendar year 2012. Road/Project Name: East Chewack Road Preservation Project CRP# 91370-33 Type of Construction: Seal Coat Engineer’s Estimate: $349,315.00 Road/Project Name: Chesaw Road Preservation Project CRP# 94800-10 Type of Construction: Seal Coat Engineer’s Estimate: $388,770.00 Jeff Tincher, P.E., County Engineer Okanogan County Public Works Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and Quad City Herald on June 14, 2012.#396257 Notice of Final Decision Hartvig Containment Wall SE 2012-7 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Diana Hartvig has submitted a Joint Aquatic Resource Permit Application (JARPA) for an Okanogan County Shoreline Exemption. The containment wall will be 4’ tall along the lake side portion of the property with a 5’ wrought iron fence. The wall is approximately 15’ from winter lake level. The project is located on Lake Osoyoos on parcel 7900170003 within Okanogan County, T. 40, N, R, 27 EWM, S. 16. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and Quad City Herald on June 14, 2012.#396262 NOTICE of Final Decision Okanogan River Pump Screens Installation SE 2012-8 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Hans Smith, Yakama Nation Fisheries has submitted a Joint Aquatic Resource Permit Application (JARPA) for an Okanogan County Shoreline Exemption. The Okanogan River Pump Screen Installations is an effort to replace screens (or install screens where none exist) on intake pipes of pumps that are withdrawing water from the Okanogan River for irrigation. The screens that are not compliant with current requirements for size of holes and approach velocities are being replaced with screens that meet current fish screen requirements. Funding for this project comes from Bonneville Power Administration. There is little to no cost incurred by the land owner. The project is located on the Okanogan River from the mouth to Lake Osoyoos on multiple parcels within Okanogan County, T. 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, N, R, 25, 26, 27 EWM. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and Quad City Herald on June 14, 2012.#396267 NOTICE OF INTENT TO SELL/ NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Surplus Property Notice is Hereby Given that the Okanogan County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on June 26, 2012 for the purpose of declaring certain county property surplus. Once declared surplus, said property will be auctioned off at a public auction later in the year. The hearing will take place in the County Commissioners Hearing room located at located at 123 5th Avenue North, Okanogan, Washington 98840. A full and complete list of the surplus property may be obtained by contacting the County Commissioners’ Office at the address listed above or by calling (509) 422-7100. Persons wishing to comment may attend or submit their comments in writing to the Okanogan County Commissioners’ Office, at the above address. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and Quad City Herald on June 14, 2012.#396275



Meeting Canceled The Oroville Planning Commission has canceled their Wednesday, June 20, 2012 meeting. Regular meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 4:30 pm in the City Council Chambers. If you have any questions, please call JoAnn Denney at 476-2926 ext 13. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on June 14, 2012.#396251

Public Hearing Notice NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Board of Okanogan County Commissioners that a public hearing is set for 11:00 AM, June 25, 2012, to consider a supplemental appropriation within the Planning Budget in the amount of $2,880. The supplemental will be used for Salary Wages & Insurance. The hearing will be held in the County Commissioners Hearing Room located at 123 5th Avenue North, Okanogan, Washington. Persons wishing to comment may attend the hearing or submit their comments in writing to the Commissioners Office at 123 5th Avenue North, Rm 150, Okanogan, Washington 98840. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and Quad City Herald on June 14, 2012.#396274

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Call for VHIS Bids The Tonasket School District is now accepting bids for a Special Education Vision and Hearing Impaired Specialist. Sealed bids are due on or before 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 14, 2012. Specifications and bid forms are available from the District Office: 35 DO Hwy 20 E., Tonasket, WA 98855. Phone: 486-2126. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on June 7 and 14, 2012.#394301



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filing with the foregoing Court the original of the signed Creditor’s Claim, and By serving upon or mailing by first class mail to me at the assets. Date of First Publication: June 14, 2012 /s/: Diane Larson, Personal Representative Address for Mailing of Service: c/o Joshua F. Grant, P.S., Attorney at Law, PO Box 619, Wilbur, WA 99185 Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on June 14, 21 and 28, 2012.#396272


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State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) WAC 197-11-360 Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) Project Summary: Proponents: Methow Salmon Recovery Foundation, PO Box 1608, Okanogan, WA 98840. Agent: Chris Johnson. Project Description: The SEPA responsible official for Okanogan County has issued a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) regarding the proposed active restoration effort to restore natural processes, improve existing conditions and protect reparian and side channel habitat along and adjacent to the Methow River. A Threshold Determination of Significance was issued April 7, 2011 and scoping was conducted thru May 18, 2011. A Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) was issued 3/22/12. This decision is appealable under OCC 14.04.220. Appeals must be made in writing to the Board of Okanogan County Commissioners, Attn: Lalena Johns, Clerk of the Board, 123 5th Ave. N. Ste. 150, Okanogan, WA 98840. Appeals must be submitted or postmarked by 5 p.m. on June 28, 2012. Appeals shall state with specificity the elements of the environmental checklist the appellant finds objectionable and shall state the reason therefore. Appeals must include the $300 appeal fee. The date of publication in Okanogan County’s legal periodical of record is June 14, 2012. Project Location: Middle Methow Reach from river mile 45.5 to 49.2. Township 34N, Range 21, 22 E Sections 13, 18, 19, 24, 25, 30. Lead Agency: Responsible Official: Perry Huston, Director. Phone: 509-422-7160. Address: 123 5th Ave N. Suite 130, Okanogan, WA 98840 /s/: Perry Huston Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and Quad City Herald on June 14, 2012.#396239 SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR LINCOLN COUNTY PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS (RCW 11.40.030) No. 12-4-0037-7 Estate of: JOHN S. LARSON, Deceased. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: The above Court has appointed me Personal Representative of Decedent’s estate. Any person having a claim against Decedent must present the claim: Before the time when the claim would be barred by any applicable statute of limitations, and in the manner provided in RCW 11.40.070: By


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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS CITY OF TONASKET BONAPARTE CREEK SEWER EXTENSION AND WATER IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT Separate sealed bids will be received by the City of Tonasket at the City Hall, located at 209 S. Whitcomb Ave., Tonasket, WA 98855, until 2:00 PM, July 6, 2012, and publicly opened and read aloud at that time. The CONTRACT DOCUMENTS may be examined at the following locations. 1. City of Tonasket, PO Box 487, 209 S. Whitcomb Ave., Tonasket, WA 98855 (509) 486-2132 2. Varela & Associates, Inc., 601 W. Mallon Ave. Suite A, Spokane, WA 99201 (509) 328-6066 3. Various plan centers - call Varela & Associates or visit for list. The proposed work includes construction of the following: • Installation of approximately 5,300 LF of 8-inch and 10-inch gravity sewer main, appurtenances, and associated work including work in Highway 97 and a creek crossing • Installation of approximately 5,800 LF of 4-inch and 6-inch gravity sewer service pipe, appurtenances, and associated work • Connection of approximately 40 private residences to the public sewer, including decommissioning existing on-site septic systems and work on private property • Approximately 37 sanitary sewer manholes • Installation of approximately 8,300 LF of 6-inch through 12-inch water main, appurtenances and associated work including two water main crossings of Highway 97 within city limits and one creek crossing • Reconnection of approximately 65 existing services and installation of approximately 45 water meters and meter boxes • Installation of 2,100 LF of water service pipe on private property including removal of existing water meters and meter boxes • One 50-foot length of bored and jacked or pipe rammed 24-inch diameter steel casing railroad crossing with 12-inch diameter ductile iron carrier pipe • Replacement of the existing pumps, piping, electrical power and controls within the existing Upper Zone water booster station including maintaining upper zone reservoir storage volume during construction • Electrical work to support the reconstruction of an existing booster station including all new distribution and motor control equipment. • In addition to the electrical work a new system wide radio telemetry system will be installed including modification to three existing control panels and the addition of three new control panels. The project is located within the City of Tonasket city limits rights-of-way, easements and private property. Proposals must be submitted on the forms provided in the Contract Documents. A Bid must be accompanied by Bid security made payable to the City of Tonasket in an amount of 5 % of Bidder’s maximum Bid price and in the form of a certified check or a Bid bond issued by a surety meeting the requirements of the General Conditions. See Instructions to Bidders. 100% performance and payment bonds will be required from the successful bidder. It is anticipated that this project will be funded in part by the Washington State Department of Ecology, the Washington State Community Development Block Grant program with federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the United Stated Department of Agriculture Rural Development. Neither the State of Washington nor its departments or employees are, or shall be, a party to this contract or any subcontract resulting from this solicitation for bids. The City of Tonasket is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Small, Minorityand Women-Owned firms are encouraged to submit bids. All work performed on this project will be subject to the higher of the prevailing state or federal (Davis-Bacon) wage rates. The successful bidder will be required to conform to the wage requirements prescribed by the federal Davis-Bacon and Relate Acts which requires that all laborers and mechanics employed by contractors and subcontractors performing on contracts funded in whole or in part by SRF appropriations in excess of $2000 pay their laborers and mechanics not less than the prevailing wage rates and fringe benefits, and determined by the Secretary of Labor, for corresponding classes of laborers and mechanics employed on similar projects in the area. The City of Tonasket will award the project to the lowest responsive, responsible bidder on the total of Schedule A and B. The City of Tonasket reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, including without limitation, nonconforming, nonresponsive, unbalanced, or conditional Bids. The Owner further reserves the right to reject the Bid of any Bidder whom it finds, after reasonable inquiry and evaluation, to be non-responsible. Owner also reserves the right to waive all informalities not involving price, time, or changes in the Work. Copies of the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS may be purchased at the office of Varela & Associates, Inc., for $50 per set (non-refundable, see address above). For additional information regarding this project, contact Jeff Moran at Varela & Associates, Inc., at (509) 328-6066. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on June 14 and 21, 2012.#396278



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The 2012 Tonasket FFA team sent 39 of its members to the state convention this year. BY BRENT BAKER BBAKER@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM

TONASKET - Tonasket’s FFA team finished its season with a flurry of activity last month, leaving ag teacher Matt Deebach already looking forward to next year. A solid contingent of 38 kids attended this year’s state convention at Washington State

University, May 12-14. “That’s a pretty large amount,” Deebach said. “We had some real highs, and no real disappointments.” Highlights included the freshman first-year CDE team placing 16th out of 79 teams. “That was phenomenal,” Deebach said. “They had to take a knowledge test on both FFA and agriculture, as well as

team problem-solving. They far exceeded my expectations.” KB Kocshmeier, the last holdover from last year’s national runner-up parli pro team, ran for a state office and finished in the top 10 in a battle for six positions. “That was still quite a feat,” Deebach said. “As far as I know we’ve only had one state officer in the history of Tonasket FFA.

The Tonasket FFA received help from George Hill (back, second from left) as part of its advanced shop class tractor restoration project. So that was still quite an award.” This year’s parli pro team ---That included a win in the written test. Dalton Wahl missed just one question on the written test, and the team ended up with a fourth place finish. “That was really, really good, “Deebach said. “It’s tough being the team coming after last year’s. But other than the win last year that is the highest we’ve ever finished in that.”

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Where good deals are not extinct! 509-486-4528 An attractive 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home with shop, located just outside of Tonasket with views of the beautiful Okanogan Valley. The home is very well maintained, warm and rich with thoughtful details throughout the house. The yard is set out nicely and has mature landscaping and a fun Koi pond. Outdoor benches are situated to take advantage of the views and the covered deck invites one to rest a while. $176,000 MLS #311855 PICTURES - email: 306 Hwy. 7 S., Tonasket Toll Free 1-877-593-7238

Tonasket also had seven kids win FFA state degrees, while Corbin Moser, Hayley Bayless, Shelby Olma, Flor Maldonado, Jessica Spear and Elizabeth Cleman won American degrees. “The (American degree) is the highest award that can be given to an FFA member,” Deebach said. About one half of one percent of all FFA members earn American degrees.

Tonasket also finished 11th overall in the meats contest, while individually Wyatt O’Brien finished third in his flight in extemporaneous speaking and Kochsmeier was third in prepared speaking. A couple weeks earlier, the trap shoot team finished eighth at the state trap shoot contest. Tonasket brought home three individual trophies: Devyn Catone in the Annie Oakley (3rd place); and Pete Valentine in the Annie Oakley (5th) and Buddy Shoot (3rd). “The kids shot fairly well,” Deebach said. “Morgan O’Brien hit his first 25 straight and then fell just short of placing. Overall it was a big improvement over last year. We had nine shooters at state this time and only four last year. “Only one of them graduates,” Deebach added. “Next season looks promising, and the kids are very excited.” School may be out, but FFA isn’t, as a number will be attending Leadership Camp at Lost Lake, June 14-15. “We have four running for district offices,” Deebach said. “We had three this year. That should be a lot of fun and I’m really looking forward to it.”

Come get your map of all the Lakefront properties! 1411 Main St., P.O. Box 547 Oroville, WA 509-476-2121 Stan & Tamara Porter & Joan Cool






New kitchen, New floors, 2 New baths, New Heat Pump. Come See Today!

Nearly 1 Acre, 2 Story, Almost New, Few Blocks from Town



Windermere Real Estate / Oroville

Sandy Peterson (Designated Broker) & Ron Peterson (Broker), Owners Mary Curtis, Dan Coursey & Doug Kee (Brokers)

7B Forest Edge Rd.- Beautiful park like setting among the pine trees, 2 bd. Home with open floor concept kitchen and living room. Large garage/shop with room for storage. Deck wraps on 2 sides, sauna near the house, also has a root cellar. Seasonal creek runs through the property. NWML# 350435 $139,900


Total of 67 acres, m/l. Approx. 50 is irrigated from well. Circle Irrigation. 40x60 Shop with 3 big doors. Water, Septic, Power. 2 Domestic Wells. Between Omak and Tonasket, just out of Riverside. (Can see from Highway 97). Beautiful Bldg. Site above field with water ditch and line to edge of field. Good Access. ALL FOR $229,500.00. Owner will Carry Contract. 25% Down. See Website: for additional info and pictures - A811 Jan Asmussen, Broker - Owner 509-486-2138  158 Airport Rd - Tonasket, WA. 98855

Mediterranean Style High ceilings, Wood Floors, Updated 4 Energy Savings, Roomy - $114,900


Soccer Size Lot, Imagination, TLC, What A Beach!!



Building Lot - 5 Acres, Water, Septic, Power, Private BLM Access-Boundary Point Road. $69,900.

BUSINESS & SERVICE DIRECTORY Call Charlene at 476-3602 to advertise in the Business & Services Directory


Edwards Refrigeration Rick Edwards

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- 24 Hour Service Licensed & Bonded

509-486-2692 P.O. Box 1758 Tonasket, WA 98855




Midway Building Supply

- Over 35 years experience -

132 Clarkson Mill Rd., Tonasket 509-486-2888

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Only Driveline Balancer in the County!!  Over 400 parts in stock  U-Joint Repair

From Imports to Semi Trucks... We Do it All! Usually 24 hour turnaround! Open Mon-Thur. 8 to 7pm

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l Plywood l Windows l Doors l Insulation

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Monday - Friday 9 am-5 pm Saturday by appointment

Quality Floor Covering

Ron and Teresa Wise Steve Kirkhus

Sales * Service * Installation

7 West 4th St., Tonasket Cont. Lic. #TONASI*923CN


Installed Insulation &

Suppliers of: Quality Readi-Mix Concrete & Aggregates

Business: 250-495-6688 Toll Free: 1-866-495-6688 We Work Saturdays! 11648 115th St., Osoyoos at the Buena Vista Industrial Park Serving Oroville, Tonasket and area!

Garage Doors l Installed Fiberglass Blown & Batt


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Office: 509-422-0295 Cell: 509-429-0417




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Pump Installation Domestic Hook ups Pump Repair Lawn Sprinkler Systems All Supplies Available


1420 Main St.  P.O. Box 250 Oroville, WA. 98844 509-476-3602  866-773-7818

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Mini Storage n Power

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RV & Boat Parking n Video Monitored

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140 Oroville Chesaw Rd., Oroville



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Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune, June 14, 2012  

June 14, 2012 edition of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune

Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune, June 14, 2012  

June 14, 2012 edition of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune