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OROVILLE - Don McIvor and Ken Bevis appeared before the Oroville City Council at their Tuesday, May 15 meeting to discuss salmon recovery efforts in the Upper Columbia. McIvor is the Natural Resources Coordinator of the Upper Columbia Salmon Recovery Board (UCSRB) and Bevis is with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. McIver told the council that the Upper Columbia steelhead were listed as “endangered” in 1997 under the Endangered Species Act and spring chinook salmon were listed in 1999. The two men presented a slide show and discussed the 4Hs - habitat, hatcheries, harvest and hydropower, which they say need to be addressed in order to restore the runs of wild fish. Much of their presentation was the same as they presented to the Tonasket City Council the week before (see article, May 17 edition). They also discussed the economic benefits of opening up special fishing seasons for the hatchery-raised fish, pointing out that one Brewster gas station and store has seen a $300,000 increase in revenue from the fishing season annually. “The fact that the wild population is doing so well has allowed us to have a sports fishery... without that we couldn’t afford to have it because of the incidental takes of wild fish,” said McIvor. McIvor and Bevis also talked about the efforts being made by the Colville

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It looked like Harley-Davidson heaven in Oroville last Saturday afternoon as more than 240 motorcycle riders came to town for the 10th Annual Run for the Border charity ride. Nearly 250 riders parked their machines along the east side of Main Street from Appleway to Central and along 14th and on Golden by the Eagles. Riders and spectators alike strolled along the street to get a look at the various rolling works of art, ranging from classics to modern reinterpretations of classics. In addition to the Harley’s there were a few Kawasakis, Suzukis, Hondas, Triumphs and BMWs represented as well. The money raised by the ride, sponsored by the Columbia River Harley Owners Group (HOG), goes to help support veterans and armed service members and their families in North Central Washington. Ernie Terrill of Tonasket (left) was one of the riders at last Saturday’s event. He rides a non-HD custom motorcycle in yellow with orange flames sporting an S&S V-twin engine.

“The biggest limiting factor in the Okanogan River is water temperature.” Don McIvor

Confederated Tribes to restore fish runs in the Okanogan River, including what’s been done to acclimate juvenile populations to the warmer waters of Lake Osoyoos, something tribal representatives spoke with the council about last year. Rod Noel, Public Works superintendent, asked if the diversion at the confluence of the Okanogan and Similkameen rivers, just south of Oroville, was working as intended. McIvor said the project, near the channel at the north end of Driscoll Island, had raised the water about a foot in an effort to keep warm water out of the Okanogan for about 1.5 miles. “The biggest limiting factor in the Okanogan River is water temperature,” he said, adding that the project seems to be working as planned. “There’s been some pretty substantial progress,” he said, asking the council and mayor to write a letter of support for the continued efforts of the UCSRB. Councilman Walt Hart III made a motion that a letter of support be written and Councilman Tony Koepke seconded it and it passed unanimously. “This has been very good gentlemen... very interesting and very informative,” said Mayor Chuck Spieth. “The (Colville Confederated) Tribe has been here two times to discuss restoration since I’ve been here.” When talking about the members of the Upper Columbia Salmon Recovery Board, Arnie Marchand, a member of the CCT, said, “The Yakamas don’t belong up


TONASKET - A diverse group of community members, including Tonasket School District teachers, approached the Tonasket School Board at its Monday, May 14, board meeting with a proposal to plant and maintain a school garden. The group’s proposal is modeled after a similar garden that the Methow Valley School District has working on its property. Bob Ashmore, the school district’s GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs), coordinated the presentation, which included statements from Sandy Brightbill, Peter James, Danica Johnson, Rose Corso, Scotty Kimball and Tyler Graves. “Gardening connects students in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math,” Ashmore said, citing a host of studies by Cornell University. “This is something that would be worked into the entire curriculum, not just an add-on.” A film detailing the workings of the Methow garden showed how students of all ages and developmental skill levels were able to work in age-appropriate fashion on various aspects of the garden. “The Methow garden has been eight years in the making,” Corso said. “The kids split into groups, move into the gardens and work on different things as appropriate. They are able to work things into the curriculum that are adjusted to the levels of the learners.” Outgoing elementary principal Jeff Cravy recently wrote a grant that was approved, naming Green Okanogan’s Peter James as a partner to help with the school’s recycling efforts. James said that since the garden could utilize composting, that grant monies could be dedicated to it. As to what to plant, Corso said that the Methow garden works closely with the school’s cafeteria. “We would like to at least have the kids to have (vegetables) on the salad bar that they can choose from,” she said. “The kitchen staff knows the regulations and what to do as far as washing.” Ashmore said that financially, the goal was to sustain the garden through grants and donations and not create a financial burden on the district. Johnson had coordinated the completion of community surveys, many of them at school events, and had 147 of them completed by parents, staff, high school and junior high students.


Lunch with our local legislators Kretz and Short say legislative sessions ‘too long’ BY GARY A. DEVON MANAGING EDITOR

OROVILLE - Local legislators Joel Kretz and Shelly Short said this year’s legislative sessions were “too long,” yet not enough was accomplished in the way of budget cuts. Over lunch at Hometown Pizza and Pasta in Oroville last Friday, the two Seventh District Representatives said they had been in Olympia trying to hammer out a leaner budget since last December. “It was really clear in November what we had to do... make cuts. We cut $400


million in December that were ‘no-brainers’ of the $2 billion we needed to cut,” said Rep. Kretz. “There was a push to get the whole supplemental done and do some job creation.” Rep. Shelly Short Kretz said the regular session ended in March and a week or two before it ended they could see there wasn’t going to be enough time. “It was a failure to plan... it turned into two more sessions, mostly dealing with social issues,” he said. Rep. Short said things like Critical Access Hospitals and Levy Equalization were put on the back burner to these social issues. “Hospitals and schools had no way of planning budgets. They couldn’t

plan hiring or even sign contracts. Even local fair funding was proposed to be cut at first,” said Short. Kretz and Short both believe the Democraticallycontrolled House and Rep. Joel Kretz Senate, as well as the governor’s mansion, were using the threat of deep cuts to funding for rural health care and education as a hammer to avoid making needed cuts to government bloat and waste in Olympia. “All the really nasty stuff was pointed at rural Washington,” Kretz said. “To take it even further, they carved out all the west side Democrat Districts for funding,” said Short. “That’s what really got me pissed off.” Short said things like Critical Access



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Hospitals are serving populations with a high need for medical care, like those hospitals in Tonasket, Republic and Lincoln County. “I’m one of those they served... without the hospital in Tonasket I’d be walking around on one leg,” said Kretz. Short and Kretz said at first the Democrats were only suggesting small cuts in the funding of services vital to rural Washington. “Before they were just biting around the edges, then they were pitting education against social services,” said Short. “Then they were pitting it against everything like the fair... yeah, we can keep that if we get rid of Levy Equalization they’d say,” said Kretz. Both agreed that it was hard to keep their constituents informed of what they

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Cravy looks back as he moves on

Minor Setback

By Brent Baker

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A small fire at Zosel’s Lumber Company did some damage to equipment and a building last Thursday afternoon. The cause of the fire may have been a hot spark that smoldered following some welding repairs that had taken place earlier in the day, according to Rod Noel, Oroville Fire Chief. The fire was quickly extinguished by automatic fire sprinklers and Oroville firefighters who responded to the call. According to John Zosel, one of the owners of the family-run sawmill, the equipment was expected to be up and running within the next day or two.

TONASKET - As Jeff Cravy works his final weeks as the Tonasket Elementary School principal, he finds himself living in two different worlds at the same time. Cravy, recently hired as the principal at South Whidbey Elementary School in Langley, has been working to transition into his new position there at the same time as he’s tried to keep things smooth for incoming TES principal Jeremy Clark. “We’ll definitely miss the hometown feel here,” Cravy said. “I’ll miss the connection with the parents. You see them at the grocery store, at soccer, at Scouts. You’re always seeing people. I’d never had that before. “If there is an issue, or a crisis,

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OROVILLE – The Camaray Motel will be allowing its pool to be used by the general public six days a week for a small fee. “The Camaray Motel is pleased to allow its pool to be used by the general public. Both the owners and the managers want to serve the community in this way,” said Clyde Andrews, who manages the

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At their April meeting, Oroville Dollars for Scholars Treasurer, Doreen Cleman, presented a check for $300 to Eric Stiles for the music department’s help with the spring fund raiser. The great talent presented and the many donations to the silent auction made this year’s event the most successful one yet.

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SPOKANE - The Tonasket High School Marching Tiger Band and Flag Corps not only performed at Spokane’s Armed Forces Lilac Parade on Saturday, May 19, they came home having earned the parade’s Gold Standard, awarded to schools that meet a broad range of criteria. To earn the Lilac Gold Standard, the band, including the flag corps, needed to meet at least eight out

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“I got choked up about twothirds of the way through the parade, watching how each one was so focused and trying so hard. People have kept telling me how classy, modest, attractive and pretty the flag girls are and what a wonderful compliment they are to the band.” The band will march for the final time this school year in the Tonasket Founders Day Parade on June 2, and perform a concert in the high school commons on June 4.

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symbol of the sacrifices of veterans since World War I. “It has flourished among the shelled buildings and bombscarred landscape,” Plumb said in his proclamation. “Its brilNorth Valley Health liant red bloom, so much like the blood which had been shed there, became a sign of hope and renewal for those who lived and walked away. For those who would never leave, who sacrificed their lives, it was a perpetual memorial to their bravery.” The nine-piece crepe-paper poppies, made by veterans, help to serve as physical and psychological therapy. The American Legion Auxiliary will in and around Tonasket those days offering poppies for donation, which are given to assist in the rehabilitation and assistance of veterans and their families.

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years. “We’ve really improved in our behavior intervention,” Cravy said. “We’re a lot more consistent in helping kids that way. “They’ve just done a great job moving forward. Our scores haven’t been the greatest, but the system is getting fully in place now and I’m sure we’ll see them going up again soon. They’ve shown great dedication and have helped each other through the good and bad times.” Cravy said he can only hope to see the kind of parent involvement he’s gotten used to here in his new position. “It’s amazing to have 90 percent of the parents show up for parent-teacher conferences,” he said. “The parents and community here really support the school. It makes the whole experience more positive. Everyone is pulling for the kids.”

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in one spot, and career-wise I wanted to look at some other opportunities.” The Cravy family’s departure will leave a big hole in Tonasket. Among their other shoes that will need to be filled: Cravy is also the EMS director and Boy Scout leader, while his wife Jean has led the Cub Scouts. A lot has changed in Cravy’s seven years on the job, including his growth as a principal. “I’ve really appreciated the patience of the staff,” he said. “They were supportive as I learned the job, they helped me grow and they supported me as I grew as a leader. It’s been a very positive relationship. I’ll definitely miss having the secretaries harass me in my office, too.” He added that he’s appreciated the work the staff has put in as they’ve implemented new programs in the past several

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or a death, people here really come together and support one another.” In a way, that was a major factor in Cravy resigning at Tonasket -- not the community here, but needing to be closer to family and lifelong church connections that he left behind when moving here seven years ago. “It was time for a change for our family,” he said. “We have a lot of connections over there. My in-laws are in Vancouver, B.C., and they’re 89 and 90. Right now it’s a seven-hour drive across Canada to get there and that will get us a lot closer. “Our church community over there that’s 60 miles away in Woodinville, we’re still close to a lot of people there, and our church here is down to just six people, so that’s a factor. We’ve been here the longest we’ve been

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Honor Flight Nacho Feed

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A Nacho Feed took place at the Oroville Eagles for riders participating in the Run for the Border Charity Ride last Saturday afternoon. The event was to raise money for the Inland Northwest Honor Flights, an organization that flies WWII veterans to Washington, D.C. to see their memorial. At one point the riders not only filled all the tables but spilled outside and into the bar with their nacho lunches, according to Justin Peterson (below right), who hosted the event with the help of family and friends. Seated with Justin Peterson are John Peterson (left) and his father, Larry Peterson (center). A second nacho feed was held that same evening for residents of Oroville and the surrounding area at 5 p.m.

oroville city council | FROM A1 here... they can’t even speak our language and still they want to tell us what to do.” In other business, Marchand asked if the council would consider allowing the Okanogan Borderlands Historical Society use of a currently unused banner bracket on Main Street so that they might hang a banner with an arrow indicating the location of the visitor information center and/ or the depot museum. “We have also discussed making four or five banners that say ‘welcome’ or ‘hello’ in at least five different languages,” said Marchand. “The people from the historical society say they can make them as some of the old banners that were bought have turned shabby. We’d just like you to think about it.” Under old business, Mayor Spieth asked Steve Johnston, Airport Services Manager, to report on his recent attendance at the Washington State Municipal Airport Conference held in Wenatchee. Johnston said there seemed to be all new people in the state Department of Transportation’s Aviation Division. He said there is an ongoing effort to consolidate all the DOT in Olympia, rather than leave the Aviation Division at Arlington where Johnston said it had always been very accessible. “They said they are trying to come up with the dollars for our airports and kept using Colorado

as an example. We had $1 million to spend on Washington airports, while Colorado had $39 million,” said Johnston. “Aviation gets approximately 10 percent of the fuel taxes collected from sale of aviation fuel in this state, the rest goes into the general fund... it’s a common problem.” Compounding problems for Oroville is the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), according to Johnston. “The FAA is funding our $600,000 project at 95 percent, leaving the state Department of Transportation with 2.5 percent and us with 2.5 percent,” he said. “Now they’re looking at only funding 90 percent, increasing our share and Transportation’s to 5 percent each. “It makes it so everyone is starting to look for dollars everywhere they can... looking at things like the Department of Agriculture which has money for things like airport lounges.” Johnston also said the new Airport Economic Impact Study had been released and applauded City Clerk Kathy Jones for her help while she was on the advisory committee for the study. “I’m glad she was on there... I think she came up with making sure they included things like using helicopter to dry the cherries. About 98 percent of the people I talk about that look at you like your crazy when you mention

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tonasket school board | FROM A1 “All of them indicated 100 percent support of the school having a learning garden,” she said. “I have a second grader and I’m willing to dedicate my own personal time into the garden to get it started. I think it’s important for our children in this area to put their hands in the dirt and connect with their history.” Graves, the English as a Second Language teacher, said it would also be a positive way to draw the district’s diverse cultures together. “The students and families that I serve as ESL teacher are mainly Hispanic families,” Graves said. “They have a lot to offer in a project like this. They are wise in the ways of growing food. I think this would be a great opportunity to invite Hispanic families to take part in this project. I think we have a lot to gain from each other.” The committee’s proposal was to look into land that was previously used by the school for an orchard. “What kind of commitment are you looking for from us right now?” asked board member Lloyd Caton. “Most importantly we want a green light to begin gathering resources,” Ashmore said. “We already have about $700 that we could use to plant a cover crop. But our goal is have a selfsustaining garden that has no impact, other than good stuff, for the district.” High school and middle

school principals Jeff Hardesty and Jay Tyus indicated that they were supportive of the proposal. Since the presentation was on the agenda as a work session and not an actionable item, there was no decision made on the project. “I think we need a formal idea of ways to dig in, a time frame of what to look like,” said board chair Jerry Asmussen. “I’m impressed with the diversity of this committee, their knowledge and background,” said superintendent Paul Turner. “Bringing all that in, as we go down the road, who knows where this thing will go? But that’s exciting to me.” The school board indicated that it was willing to consider a formal proposal at a future date. In other business, the board accepted the resignations of high school / middle school facilitator Keith Moeder, who accepted a position in Kansas, and Eva Saldana, who cited family reasons and said in her letter of resignation that she hopes to return at some point in the future. The board also hired Roni Buchert to a 0.4 FTE speech / language therapist position, and approved contracts and release of reasonable assurance of future employment letters to certificated, classified adminstrative and supplemental / vocational staff. The board next meets Tuesday, May 29, at 7:30 p.m., a day later than usual due to Monday’s Memorial Day holiday.

Donna Winslow and family send our heartfelt thanks to all those who gave so generously of their kindness and sympathy in the recent death of James M. (Butch) Winslow. Thank you to those who brought food to the reception at the American Legion and helped in the kitchen and bar. We appreciate the many donations that have been made on Butch’s behalf to the Shrine Hospital for Children and various other charitable organizations.

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felt were often minute by minute changes to the budget this year. “We still have more revenue coming in and they want to spend more than we have,” Kretz said. “The rate of growth of state government is so much more than what the average family is seeing. We just can’t go to the people and ask for more.” Short gave a couple of examples of how the state was making poor choices on how money was spent. “A camera crew came in and did an exposé on paid administrative leave. They found one woman who had been on administrative leave for four years with full pay, and she wanted to get back to work. And in no way is this an isolated case, these things need to be resolved right away,” said Short. She also said state agencies define “cuts” differently than they do. By Daralyn Hollenbeck

TONASKET - So many great things to do outside this time of the year and we’re taking advantage of it! The Founders Day parade in Tonasket and the Omak Stampede parade are two events we are planning to be a part of this year for the first time. OK Chevrolet in Tonasket has offered us use of a vehicle for the parades and we are so excited! Members will be holding laminated photos of their own

“Ecology has two categories, one being called ‘one-time cuts’ like where they cut someone from one department and move them to another department until they can bring them back,” said Short. “That’s not a cut; they just don’t get it. The DOE still has more FTEs than it did in 1999.” Kretz said, “Most states have gone ahead and made the cuts and we haven’t. Most of the states that recognized and made the cuts have hit rock bottom and got the size of the state where it needs to be and have seen their economies start to recover. We haven’t done that. “Instead our state has hunkered down to where it thinks it’s out of sight and is just poised to start expanding when things start to recover.” Short also commented on Tribal studies on fish consumption that Ecology has considered using when setting water quality

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Like an invasion from the north, Oroville’s Lake Osoyoos Veterans Memorial was full to capacity last weekend as our Canadian neighbors celebrated the late Queen Victoria’s birthday. Rod Noel, Oroville’s head of the Parks Department, said reservations for the park prior to the Victoria Day long weekend had come in early and the town had gotten several phone calls looking to see if there were any cancellations. Many Canadians make Oroville’s Veterans Memorial Park, formerly a state park, a regular destination during the Canadian holidays, returning year after year. this,” said Johnston, adding that long weekend,” said Noel. the study was a “great step in the Under new business, Police right direction.” Chief Clay Warnstaff said the city Supt. Noel reported that he had had gotten a request for membergotten notice the Okanogan River ship dues for the North Central was expected to go above flood Washington Narcotics Task Force. stage by May 18 at Tonasket. Councilwoman Neysa Roley He added that the gates at Zosel reported that Washington State Dam were wide open according was one of nine where pertusto Tom Scott with the Oroville- sis (whooping cough) had reached Tonasket Irrigation District. epidemic levels. Roley, who is in “It’s fortunate that we got the medical field and sits on the Osoyoos Lake down as I do not Okanogan County Public Health think there is an open reservation board, said pertussis is highly confor any of the 80 sites at Veterans tagious and that vaccinations were Memorial Park for the Canadian being recommended. standards. “They’re using Tribal standards and they’d like to make it statewide. The problem is we don’t have access to those numbers and the Tribes won’t give it to us, saying it is privileged work product. Yet Ecology wants to use this information to update one of our most important standards regarding water quality,” she said. Short said stormwater regulations based on numbers from the west side of the state were also being used to form regulations governing the whole state. “Why one standard when for the east side it makes no sense?” Short asked. “It could be hugely costly and doesn’t help our economy recover.” The legislators are also concerned about Kinross Gold and their operations near Chesaw and Republic. “They’re not getting good cooperation from the state or federal governments,” said Kretz. “There’s two years left basically

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up in the valley and we will be making the rounds to make contact with more military families. We’d love to meet you. Look for our booths around the area and come straight over to meet us. Joan Jellison, an avid quilt maker in the area, will be working alongside us in the making of military quilts. The quilts will be raffled or given to military

at the Buckhorn project. They’re trying to get K-2 going and new exploration to supplement the mill. Otherwise if it’s gone Republic is in trouble.” Short added that the state and federal governments have gotten involved and they are treating the exploration as if it is the same as the whole mine project. “They have to be reminded that the impact is about exploration, not a mining operation,” she said. “They have to go through the whole process again if they decide to do another mining operation.” “The impact is about like that for exploration,” said Kretz, holding his thumbs and fingertips together making a circle indicating the small size of the drill holes. The two legislators vow to continue to fight for issues that affect the Seventh Legislative District and rural Washington. “We want a chance to get in the middle of things and to do what we can do,” said Short. families with children. We are looking for people to gather red/ white/blue or military print fabric as well as making the squares. We hope you are inspired to serve the military families in our area in this cozy way. The June meeting is slated for Wednesday, June 20th at 5:30 p.m. at the Crossroads Meeting Place north of II Sister’s Video in Tonasket. Questions? Contact us by phone at (509) 485-2906 or by email at ncw.bluestars@

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Ferry County Carousel Building at the Ferry County Fairgrounds 14 Lawson Way, Republic WA 99166 Contact: Deana Zakar, Community and Government Relations 509-775-3157 x125 or In response to local contractor requests, Kinross Kettle River – Buckhorn is hosting a Contractor Fair this June. This event will be an opportunity for contractors to learn about how we bid and award projects, which differs greatly from government contract processes. For instance, unlike government, Kinross does not post contractor listings publicly. This fair is your opportunity to introduce your business for consideration to the Kettle River – Buckhorn vendor list, so that we can contact you when we have upcoming projects that may fit your company profile. At the Contractor Fair, various Kinross departments will host informational booths in an open-house fashion, including Supply Chain, Safety, Environmental, Human Resources and Corporate Responsibility. We suggest that prospective contractors and vendors bring the following items with them to the event, if applicable: Business Card (drop one in the jar for a Kinross hat!) Line Card (description of your business and capabilities) Equipment Listing Job References Work history Statement of Qualifications Any other helpful information, including training documentation or certifications Please keep in mind that this event is not a job fair. The information provided will be focused on local businesses interested in becoming potential contractors or vendors. This includes, but is not limited to:  carpentry  earthwork  landscaping  catering  electrical  painting  cleaning  engineering  plumbing  consulting  environmental consulting We will also be doing a drawing for a gold splatter that was mined and milled at our operation! The lucky winner will be drawn from the jar of business cards. Post your comments on recent articles and let your voice be heard.




Amazing how much we can agree on

About twice a year I get the chance to have lunch with our state representatives for the Seventh District, Joel Kretz from Wauconda and Shelly Short from Addy. It’s always pleasant to get together with these two legislators, even if our political philosophies are sometimes worlds apart. However, it’s amazing on how much we can agree – especially when it comes to our home district. There is a tendency for elected officials in Olympia, especially those on the urban west side of the state to forget their more agrarian, resource-based, rural brethren in Eastern Washington. And the agencies that are supposed to be looking out for our best interests are more likely to be focused on west side issues. Our problems are not always their problems, and even when they are, the solutions aren’t always the same. Even the blind man can see that we are two Washingtons – and I’m not talking DC either. Wet and lush on one side and dry and often sparse on the other. In the words my best friend’s late mother when her husband Out of drove her across the country to take a job out My Mind here, “I think God rested too soon.” To those Gary A. DeVon of us that live here we know that God didn’t rest too soon and we love Eastern Washington for what it is and I like to think my friend’s German-born mother came to think so too. As Rep. Short says in this week’s front page article, things like stormwater regulations have to be fine tuned to the two different Washingtons. That make sense from both a practical and a best scientific practices point of view. If the people at Ecology can’t see that then they’re the ones that are blind or being disingenuous with us. Threatening rural Washington with taking away money for county fairs is one thing, but getting rid of Levy Equalization or Critical Access funding for hospitals are entirely different matters. We shouldn’t have to decide on one or the other – educating our children is part of the state’s mandate, not a choice - other things like buying more park land when we can’t afford what we have now, are supposed to come second and only when revenue allows. Making sure we have enough funding for our hospitals should also be a no brainer but having so little representation in rural Washington compared to urban Washington we often get treated like second class citizens in our own state. What’s especially interesting talking to Kretz and Short about the past legislative sessions is what a reverse Washington seems to be over other states where the Republicans are in control. We hear a lot nowadays about how those Republican legislators have been concentrating more on social issues than on things like poor economies and getting the actual work of the people done. In Washington it seems these Republicans are making the same argument where the Democrats are concerned. It truly depends who is in power I guess, however, our two state representatives don’t give me the impression that if the tables were reversed they’d do anything differently than fight for what they believe is best for rural Washington and leave the social issues to someone else.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Not helping student education Dear Editor, Does the Oroville School District really have to lay off classified staff if the district has to restore the three days unilaterally cut from everyone’s work year? How is this going to be good for the students? How many more staff members will we lose at the hands of this administration’s person? If you do the math, the salaries for all people in the union of 2010/2011, compared to this year’s, the district saved about $65,394.66 from total salaries, just this year! Is that how much those three days cost the district? No, the math shows that those three days and all the hours cut from para educators schedules, only add up to about $19,342.50. This means the district should have enough money to pay for all the days and hours cut. The math also shows that if the days and hours cut do get restored, the district will still save about $46,000 on classified salaries and, have enough to hire three additional para educators for the kids and give about a 2-2.5% salary increase to everyone. This salary increase should only cost about $13,000-$15,000 and leave enough to hire two para educators without causing the district any financial issues, as the district only expected around 600 students this year but actually got 641 students. The math show that the school got about $220,000 extra in their budget and this money could be used for anything. In my opinion hiring these extra para educators and giving this salary raise would greatly benefit our students education, which is what really matters. You can verify this information by looking into a few of our websites. The salary figures were supplied by the district business manager and the district revenue figures came from the district reports made to the “Office of the Superintendent of Public Instructions” or OSPI. After checking it out, in my opinion the Oroville School District can settle this simple and easy and have plenty of money to hire extra help in the classrooms to better educate our students, replace the missing text books in the classes at all grade levels, fix heaters in the elementary school, give the bus drivers the same pay they get for doing their normal routes on these sports trips, for goodness sakes, they bring our kids home safely every time, the deserve it, hire a counselor for the students, as these are some pretty stressful times for those students preparing for college, moving away for college and trying to figure out what their college goals are. The Oroville School District could of tried, or made an effort, to negotiate and settle this out of good faith but, the administra-

75 YEARS AGO: May 14 - May 21, 1937: Baccalaureate services for Molson Seniors, will be held Sunday May 30, in the Molson Community Church at 11 o’clock. Reverend Juday will deliver the message. There will also be music by the choir. Commencement Exercises will be given at 8:30 o’clock Thursday evening, June 3, in the Molson High School auditorium. Graduating seniors are; Edith Henson, Elizabeth Woods, Evelyn Weed, Marjorie I. Wagar, Mary Jane Johnson, Maurice Turner, Gwen Zesiger, Albert Caldwell, Derrel Cederblom, Stanley Diamond, Marsellis Weed, Arnold Widell, Marion O. Turner, Gordon L. Mooney and Darwin Petty. The Oroville baseball boys have finally hit their winning streak after losing the first two games played this season. Both games lost were with Penticton. Playing with mud in their eyes and having to wait for the rain to go away twice, the game with Omak ended with a score of 4-1 in Oroville’s favor. A very interesting meeting, of those interested in a better county fair, was held Monday evening. It seems that the Grange, Stockmen’s Association, Smith-Hughes Departments, 4-H clubs and other organizations pertaining more or less, wish to take a more active part in planning and putting on the fair programs. George’s Chevrolet Service, in Oroville, sale on used cars. 1935 Chevrolet sedan, 14M miles, $595; 1928 Chevrolet coach, $65; 1929 Model A Ford, $125. Barmon’s have

tion’s person I have been talking about the last couple for weeks, cut these salaries without trying to settle or negotiate at all. I don’t understand why, as this would still leave plenty of money for the school district and allow them to hire added help in the classrooms, which would benefit the students education tremendously. Someone needs to file an “Unfair Labor Practice” complaint against this administration’s person for cutting salaries without trying to settle this matter rather then just cutting the salaries without any other options offered. In my opinion, another reason to let this administration person go. If you think about all the things in this letter, these decisions this administration’s person is making and how they are making them, overall are not helping our students education. In my opinion, we really need to look into this administration person’s other decisions made within the school, from date of employment to the present, in a full on investigative manner. Thank you kindly, Mendy Combs-Boge Oroville

Victims of ‘chickening out’ Dear Editor, Seven years ago I saw a strong community stand up and answer their duty as citizens of the district that are supposed to be acting in the best interest of the children and oppose the consideration of an individual that evidence showed was “not a good fit” only to have the very people elected and sworn in to represent those very citizens and the best interest of the children hire him anyway. Since that time we have seen that same board, the same administration weasel their way into keeping their seats through various underhanded tactics and not only keep the controversial people who have now proven their unworthiness but promote them. Over the past six years I have watched the community struggle with the school board, the administration, teachers being “contracted” into submission, watched the bus drivers dwindle down to the point where are borrowing from Tonasket, and watch families do anything within their means to get them into Tonasket, including “changing addresses” rather than send them to the one they are paying for (including several business owners and school staff), all due to a select few with some serious ethical and moral issues. I know a lot of people have attempted to straighten out their individual situations and many of you and your families have experienced the retaliation on you and yours that ultimately stops whatever corrective action you are attempting. The wheels of “the process” turn slowly and when your child is faced with this type of hostility it takes too long and you are literally weighing the “possible state action” against what your child is facing on a daily basis. And I know it doesn’t stop there, heaven forbid you have any other

family members where they can reach or a business you are afraid of having affected. So how do you correct the grievous situation? The simple fact is you start where the trouble began, the board. Has everyone forgotten who the board members are supposed to represent? You are their boss. These individuals pled for your vote , they promised to do a job – be your voice and to act in the best interest of the children. The individual warming the chair for your district and the one warming the “at large” position is supposed to be there representing you and the best interest of the children. Are they doing that? When is the last time your district voice acted in the best interest of the children of your district? Some of the recently elected have been listening to the people in their district, they have been acting on behalf of the people in their district. They and their families have put themselves out there in the best interest of everyone’s child and are dealing with the repercussions of being that voice. Where is your support for them? The fact that many of you and your children have experienced or witnesses the blatant retaliation, the current administrative insubordination and seen the current board try to resolve issues, and still, knowing there is power in numbers, you have done nothing. How does that make you any better than the unethical souls that created this mess? I recently talked to several citizens from District 3 who are genuinely remorseful about seeing Mr. Barker and Mrs. Rice resign and who are praying that Mr. Nutt does not follow suit but I’m also astonished at their response to this. One of them actually said, “I can’t believe they are chickening out.” When asked if these people had talked to the two board members that actually live in their district they replied that they had never met Ms. Wise and Mr. (Rocky) DeVon is “Quick’s buddy” so what good would it do them? The only thing I can say to that is you are their boss. The board members are not there to make a personal decision based on friendships they are there to be your districts voice in the best interest of the children. So if your district voice is wishy washy or a blatant conflict of interest, who’s fault is that? If your district will not stand up and make that voice do their job, who do you really have to blame for the way you’re repre-

ITEMS FROM THE PAST silk dresses, $2.98- $4.98; suits, mannish tailored $5.95. Oroville Commercial Co., marshmallows, 1 lb. $.13; coffee, 1 lb. $.31; Grape Nuts, 2 for $.29. A special meeting of the Town Council to discuss Ordinance 131 pertaining to the Sunday closing of business’s and to approve special resolution, empowering the state highway department to repair the state highway through town and deduct remuneration therefore from the money allotted from state gas tax for street repairs. Ordinance 131 says, “Every person, firm or corporation who on the first day of the week, shall sell or offer for sale to the public, not to include restaurants, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.” It further states that it provides a penalty of not more than $100 or 30 days in jail. There will be 27 seniors in the 1937 graduating class of Oroville High School. Baccalaureate will be held on May 30 with the commencement exercises on Friday, June 4. Graduates are: Amy Louise Clayton, Ruby Irene Truax, Helen J. Green, Dorothy F. Scott, Delores K. Osborne, Doris V. Johnson, Eva Kathryn Ryan, Ada Jean Stoddard, Otto L. Woodard, James W. Zosel, Kenneth N. Bilstad, Guy L. Scacco, Dallas H. Windsor, Arthur G. McDaniels, Floridas E. Edgerton, George J. Rogers, Dorothy L. Estell, Adeline E. Williams, Barbara Jean Noreilus, Elva I. Easley, Theresa M. Cossett, Helen Frances Davis,

Margaret E. Boothman, Grace G. Edgerton, Vernon M. Clayton, Arthur Highchew and Ruth Marie Stowell. The new five and one half mile electric line recently installed by the American Rand Corporation from their mine on Wannacut Lake to the Washington Water Power Company lines in the valley, on the east side of the Okanogan River, about three miles south of Oroville, was put in operation late Monday afternoon. 50 YEARS AGO: May 17-24, 1962: On the 28th Annual May Day Festival, The Oroville Community float, with the theme of “Plenty to Crow About” has appeared in two parades to date and expecting a third this weekend. Appearing on the float were; Queen Marie, Patty Moran, Diane Black, Jodi Sylvester, Derilyn Harris and Jeena Sylvester. The float is expected to take part in at least three more parades. Alan Dull and Mike Bourn made fishing history Monday evening. Dull landed a seven pound small mouth bass and Mike Bourn a six pounder. The fish were displayed at Burnham’s Tuesday, where they were photographed for records. The ever improving Oroville Hornets will close their season here tomorrow night against a hard hitting Winthrop nine as they attempt to bring their baseball season to an 8 and 4 record. Seniors, who will wear

sented. If you stand up and your district voice still won’t do their job, find one that will or be the informed voice of your district but don’t continue to ridicule and judge others and their families because that makes you no better than the insubordinates that got the district into this situation in the first place. And one last piece to this puzzle; one of the most absurd truths in this tragedy is that many business owners won’t step forward for fear of loss of business and many community members won’t step forward for fear of rejection from those very people. The reality is, at this level the school is a business and business is not going well. It is imperative that some key community members step in, people who understand business at this level, and help support the transition of this board and the community members that are terrified of the retaliation through loss of job or quality of life. If only both parties would step through that thin veil of fear and meet issues head on, our community’s children will no longer be victims of everyone “chickening out”. Regards, Rosa McCoy Oroville

Barker did what he promised Dear Gary, First of all I would like to thank Phil Barker for stepping up and doing what he promised he would do, be an active, conscientious and informed board member. I want to send my heartfelt condolences to his family for the repercussions they have felt for being a part of this honest man’s support group and am very truly sorry that the community has been content to hide behind your family and would not step up and publicly voice their support as they should have. Finally, I want to thank the community of Tonasket for taking on the scholastic and financial burden over the last several years of supporting not only my children but the multitude of other children from the Oroville district, including those children of families employed by the Oroville district and active in it’s associated organizations, since our community won’t step up and do their job. John Snider Oroville the Oroville colors for the last time in their high school careers are: Ron Trevithick, center field; Ken Matthews, pitcher; Conrad Edwards, second base and Bill Ripley, catcher. From a letter to the Editor by Ed Hickey: Did you ever hear the story about how the Eskimos deal with the wolf packs? They imbed sharp knives into the ice and apply a little blood. The wolves are attracted to the blood and they lick the knives. They are delighted by the seemingly inexhaustible supply of nourishing blood they can lick off the knives. They stand there licking ‘til they drop for loss of blood and freeze to death. (Are we doing the same with our government now? Writer’s addition.) Bob’s Building Supply sale ad: redwood stain, $3.95 gal.; 4x8 1/4” plywood $2.98. Groceries; Strawberries, two boxes, $.45; oysters, 12 ounce, $.59; rib roasts, per pound, $.79; motorized barbecue grill, $12.95. Sunday, May 27, Stone’s Resort, North Central Washington’s newest and most comfortable vacation hideaway, makes its debut with a public open house. The $100,000 Wannacut Lake Resort already has become a mecca for fishing fans and those who like the sheer relaxation offered by the smell of pines, the lapping of waves on a sandy beach and Dame Nature dressed in her natural beauty. Editor’s Note: There is no news from 25 years ago this time. Clayton had some technical difficulties and it was lost. Expect to see news from 75, 50 and 25 years ago in the next installment of Items from the Past. Gary

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Beautiful day for Motorcycle Rally Wow!! What a whirlwind of a week last week was. Don’t think I could handle too many of those real close together. I had thought after May Day was over things would slow down a bit, but on Sunday evening our special Marco Louback arrived and we had to cram a weeks visit into two days and see as many folks as possible, so the car door was swinging, as we went from one place to another, for a short “Hello, how are you?” Marco first came as an exchange student in 1980. Then again in 1982 and that is when he lived with us. He has a granite counter top installation business in the Boston area but is now living in Brazil, so we don’t see him very often. We visited Ralph Patterson, as he and Elvie had been one of Marco’s host families in 1980. Ralph has serious health problems and he wasn’t feeling the best that day, but he had baked scones, which we sampled, hot out of the oven. We made the circle, going up nine mile road, had lunch at Bonaparte and came back through Tonasket. Beautiful drive. There are lotsa plants available for planting and I think it is surely safe to plant now, as the temperatures aren’t going too low at night. It’s time to be thinking about Molson Summer Fun Day. It happens June 16 this year, starting early with a pancake breakfast at 8 a.m. and “stuff” happening all the rest of the day. Good place to visit old friends, buy hand crafted items for yourself or gifts, go for a run and many other things. For a lot of years Wreathel and Joe Loose was the address for sending donations to Friends of the Cemetery. Due to health reasons, they can no longer do this. New

address is Ok ano g an County Cemetery Dist. #4. P.O. Box 764, Oroville, WA. 98844. See related article in this issue for and THIS & THAT updates plans for the Oroville Joyce Emry R ive r v i e w Cemetery. Hey guess what? The Mariner’s won a ballgame last Friday night. They do that every once in a while. Often losing by just one run. And they won again Saturday night. Yea!! Maybe the Colorado team isn’t too good. Anyway, a win is a win is a win. “Nothing is impossible, the word itself say ‘I’m possible”…… cute little Audrey Hepburn made that quote. VRMM!! VRMM!! That was the sound of the day, last Saturday, as the many motorcycles came in to town, on their annual trek, from Wenatchee picking up bikers along the way. And what a beautiful day for it!! There are a “gang” of them but not the kind of gang the bad guys belong to. They do good with their fund raising. Should have helped the coffers at the fund raiser that young Justin Peterson was sponsoring for his endeavors to the Inland Northwest Honor Flight program, which he has so generously had fund raisers and donated the proceeds to and will continue to do so, as long as funds keep coming in. A nacho lunch was served to those who desired at 1 p.m. and of course at


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5 p.m. a second serving was held. A big undertaking for a small boy. I’ve heard so much about him and finally had the opportunity to meet him. What a fine young man!! Lloyd Curtis is home from Spokane hospitals, after having surgery. Any surgery that Lloyd has to encounter is serious, as he is a “bleeder” but there was no choice as whether to have or not have this procedure done. With blood transfusions and medications to help thicken his blood he made it through. The down side is he and Beverly had to cancel their trip to the Scandinavian countries, that was coming up this month. Maybe next year. Howard Cumbo remains in the Extended Care Facility, Tonasket, and is anxious to play pinochle at the seniors in Oroville. Transportation is trying to be arranged so he can do that, soon. We have kept in touch with George Pierre for several years, since he started coming to the Oroville picnic’s hosted by the late Mac McPherson, at Radar Lake. How shocked we were to learn at the recent class reunion and see his obituary in one of the memory albums, and he was buried in Arlington Cemetery. When we went to his mother’s burial, some years ago at the cemetery behind the Ellisforde church, I’m sure he said that is where he wanted to be buried. Someone had other plans for him I guess. Can’t imagine why they didn’t send a copy of the obit to the Gazette, as he was a native of the Oroville-Molson area, coming back and attending high school here after he was severely injured at Iwo Jima. He was a most talented fellow, writing books, screenplays etc. handicapped as he was. We wonder where the Emails are going that we have sent to him off and on for the past year. Howard Cumbo made it to cards at the senior center and seems to be getting stronger, in spite of his many falls and breaking of bones. We are very proud of our great grandson, Caleb Haney, as

he placed first (135 ft) at the district track meet, Wenatchee, last Saturday in discus throwing and now he goes to State. Way to go, Caleb! Such a short time ago he was a chubby, little boy and now he is tall, slim young man, graduating from high school. In the words of the late Dave Neihouse, (sports announcer for the Mariner’s) MY! OH! MY! I was saddened, recently when I read of the death of Cleo Smith, longtime resident of the Oroville community. She was a hard working lady with multiple talents, and passed her work ethics on to her daughters, especially in gardening. Besides being a friend, she was my yellow tomato supplier. There is nothing like a big platter of red tomatoes from Malcomb Halls garden, with big yellow slices from Cleo’s to make an otherwise drab meal come to life. A phone call from Lorraine (Rainsberry) Meyer, Post Falls, Idaho tells us that she and John are doing well and hope to come to Oroville this summer, and ‘til then she sends “Hi” to friends and relatives in the area.

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Furthermore, your 529 plan contributions may be deductible from your state taxes. However, 529 plans vary, so be sure to check with your tax advisor. And the lifetime contribution limits for 529 plans are quite generous; while these limits vary by state, many plans allow contributions well in excess of $200,000. Plus, a 529 plan is flexible: If the child, grandchild or other beneficiary decides against college, you can transfer the unused funds to someone else, tax and penalty free.

Now, let’s turn to a 529 plan’s estateplanning benefits. If you think that you may need to reduce the size of your taxable estate, and you also want to create a legacy you may be able to enjoy during your lifetime, you may find that the 529 plan offers a solution for you. When you establish and contribute to a 529 plan, the assets leave your estate — but they don’t leave your control. If your named beneficiary decides against college and you don’t have another family member to whom you can transfer the account — or if you simply change your mind about funding the 529 plan — you can get your money back at any time, although, as mentioned above, you’ll have to pay taxes, and possibly a 10% IRS penalty,


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Your contributions to a 529 plan also qualify for the $13,000 annual gift tax exclusion, so you can give large amounts each year without incurring the gift tax. In the investment world, you can find many vehicles that can help you make progress toward one goal. But it’s far less common to find something that may give you a boost toward two. And when the two goals are helping a child or grandchild go to college and lowering the value of your taxable estate — while still maintaining control of your assets — you’ve got an investment worth considering. So consult with your tax and financial advisors to determine if a 529 plan is right for you. And if it is, think about taking action soon, because the more years you can contribute to a 529 plan, the better the outlook for both your future student and your estate plans. Edward Jones, its employees and financial advisors are not estate planners and cannot provide tax or legal advice. You should consult your estate-planning attorney or qualified tax advisor regarding your situation.



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The big weekend is finally here. That’s the Community Yard Sale at the Molson Grange on Saturday, May 26 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All of the tables have been spoken for so there will be lots of different items for sale, including some antiques. The coffee will be hot and ready at 9 a.m. and Judy Bowling will have her wonderful homemade cinnamon rolls warm and ready to eat till about 10:30 a.m. (No donuts!) Cinnamon rolls are better! The Chesaw Ladies will be in charge of lunch and will prepare their great Taco Salads, starting at 11 a.m. They go fast so if you plan to have lunch with us, come early. If you have donations in the Chesaw area call Marianne 485-2103, or in Molson call Penny 485-2343. On Sunday we will finish the

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sale with some discounted items or maybe a bag full sale. See you there. Some wonderful volunteers opened the School House Museum a week early in celebration of Victoria Days in Canada. There were 100 visitors to start out the summer. The museum is open from Memorial weekend through the Labor Day weekend each year. The Okanogan Highlands Mounted Drill Team has started practicing for this summer. If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact Suzie Nelson at 485-3346 or Britney Jewett at 485-2204. They have all the information. Don’t forget that Fiona has the Farmers Market on the weekends with produce during the season and right now they have Chesaw grown plants ready for your garden (tomatoes, cabbage, squash and more). June will be a busy month so stay tuned for further information next time. Until next week.

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COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD Okanogan Valley Church Guide Local Food Banks

Celtic Lobster Fest

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 – A Celtic Lobster Fest will happen at Veranda Beach on Lake Osoyoos on Saturday, May 26 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available.

OCSRA Meeting OKANOGAN – Okanogan County School Retirees Association will meet at 11 a.m. Friday, May 25 at the home of Pat and Keith Davis, Okanogan, Lunch will be provided from a small donation to the scholarship fund. Connie Palmer will lead the group in a sing-a-long. For more information call (509) 422-3393.

Shine Morrison in Concert OROVILLE – She Morrison will be performing a concert on Friday, May 25 at 7 p.m. at Valley Christian Fellowship

Molson Community Yard Sale

Closure Notice

OROVILLE – The Oroville City Hall, Shop and Police Department office will be closed Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. Customers with a Monday collection day will be picked up on Tuesday.

Memorial Day Services OROVILLE – Memorial Day Services will be held by the American Legion at Riverview Cemetery on Monday, May 28 at 10 a.m. Head south from Oroville on Highway 7 and turn right on Golden Rd.

Special Board Meeting OKANOGAN – Tonasket EMS (ambulance) Board will be discussing with the Okanogan County Commissioners the appointment of a new director on May 29, 1:30 p.m. at the county commissioners office in Okanogan.

Spaghetti Feed

MOLSON – The annual yard sale will be on Saturday, May 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Molson Grange Hall. There is no charge for tables so call Penny Cole (509) 485-2343 to reserve yours now. The Chesaw Lakes will serve a Taco Salad lunch starting at 11:30 a.m. Coffee and donuts will be available from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

MOLSON – The Chesaw Fire Department is having a Spaghetti Feed on Friday, June 1 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Molson Grange.

Library Book Sale TONASKET – The semiannual Tonasket Library Board book sale will be held in Tonasket City Council chambers Thursday, May 31 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, June 1 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and


By North Valley Community Schools

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

Our classes for this year will end in June with eleven varied offerings to tempt you. You will find one page folded flyers around town now – look for white with a touch of green – printed with our June classes. New to Community Schools this year are two horsemanship classes. With Basic Horsemanship you will learn riding fundamentals, equine behavior and riding etiquette through exercises on horseback. This is a four and

It looked to me like there was a great turn out for the Run to the Border. The nacho feed to support the Hero Flight program put on by the 12 year old Justin Peterson, grandson of Tony and Peggy Koepke, was great. They fed the majority of the bikers and after 5 p.m. the “locals” turned out to help this worthy cause. And the food was great. The Ultimate Playmates will be here May 25 at 9 p.m. It’s a great time for the guys to get together

Crossroads Meeting Place Tonasket Foursquare Church

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Tonasket Community UCC

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“A biblically based, thoughtful group of Christian People”

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

and have fun. And for the ladies, the Ultimate Males will be here June 1. Get your tickets now! The Auxiliary would like to send out a big thank you to Christina Shaw for all the time and effort she spends for our organization. It’s dues time again! Please bring your dues into the aerie or send them to Aerie #3865 at PO Box 1879 or Auxiliary #3865 at PO

Curlew Barrel Derby CURLEW – The Curlew Barrel Derby and the Ansorge Artist’ Affair will be held on Sunday, June 3. The Fun Run begins at 9:30 a.m., the barbecue beef dinner begins at 11 a.m. and the parade starts at 2 p.m. Beautiful crafts for sale, tours of the Ansorge Hotel, and Hoop Jam played on Main Street. Tickets for the Barrel Derby on sale at the Curlew Store, Tugboats and Smokin’ Joes. For further information call Julie at (509) 779-4742.

Henna Body Art OROVILLE – Now, this sounds like fun! Lily, from Dark Earth Grove, will teach you how to do henna body art. No, this adornment is not permanent. You will learn basic henna preparation, and how henna works to dye the skin. You can work on yourself or on a partner, and wouldn’t a grandchild think this is just the coolest? Bring your own designs to class, or work from Lily’s design book. It’s on Monday, June 4 and 11, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Call Ellen at 476-2011, email: comschools@chopaka.wednet. edu; or www.northvalleycommunityschools to register.

40-year Class Reunion TONASKET – The Tonasket graduating class of 1972 will have a 40-year class reunion on Saturday, Aug. 18. A school tour will be held will be held at 3 p.m., then at 5 p.m. a no-host social hour will be held at The Kuhler, followed by a no-host dinner at 6 p.m. For more details call (509) 322-2098 or (702) 332-8133. Other classes and teachers are welcome. sharing her knowledge and love of horses with you. Students must be ten years and older. Other classes include the fourth and final music workshop, Group Improvising. There’s Henna Body Art; First Aid/CPR; Improving Your English; Yes, You Can Draw; Star Gazers Delight; and Curb Appeal. Finally, there’s a Wild Flower Tour, the two horsemanship classes, and A Wild Plant Tour. For details and to register call Ellen at 476-2011, email: comschools@chopaka.wednet. edu; or www.northvalleycommunityschools.

Box 66. It looks like installation of new officers will be Sunday, May 27. Call 476-3039 for more information. Tuesdays are our meeting nights. At 7 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday for the Aerie and the second and fourth Tuesday for the ladies. Come in for Tacos on Monday night at 6 p.m. and Bar Bingo/Burgers is every Thursday at 6 p.m. Friday is Meat Draw and Steak Night. Come to a meeting and see what’s really going on at your Oroville Eagles where We Are People Helping People.

An Event for Everyone

In conjunction with Tonasket Founder’s Day Tonasket Freedom 5k (3.1 miles) Community Fun Run Saturday June 2, 2012 - 8:00 a.m. - at Tonasket High School Track OFFICIAL 2012 ENTRY FORM

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

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


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“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

a half hour session on June 16. Bring a sack lunch and water for this one. The Guided Trail Ride ten days later, on June 26, will take you for a scenic ride by Palmer Lake. This session is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. All equipment is provided and your host, leader and horse expert, Susan Cooksey, is looking forward to

Saturday, June 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds pay for the library needs and for a scholarship for a THS graduate.

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Tonasket’s youth soccer tourney on Saturday, May 19, had it all, from slide tackles, to nifty moves around defenders, to pressure-packed penalty kick shootouts, to celebrations of victory, to the consolation that can only be offered by teammates after a tough loss. A big crowd of parents, players and volunteers enjoyed a sun-drenched day that ended after more than 10 hours of soccer, and Tonasket teams winning all four age bracket tournaments.

Tonasket teams sweep through soccer tourney By Brent Baker

TONASKET - The Tonasket Youth Soccer Association’s collection of teams turned in a wildly successful day on Saturday, May 19, as Tonasket teams won every age bracket of the North Central Youth Soccer Association tournament that it hosted. Dozens of teams featuring hundreds of players and parents flocked to Chief Tonasket Park’s fields

for the all-day event, which lasted from 9:00 a.m. until the final championship game ended at about 7:30 p.m. “It was pretty exciting, winning every age bracket,” said Christina Dumas, the league’s registrar / referee coordinator. “Especially considering that we only have a spring season right now, and the other leagues also play a fall season. “I would like to thank all of our sponsors, board members, parents, coaches, referees, family members and local businesses that donated to our raffle

for supporting our local youth programs.” The U-15’s Sick Donkey Records team of Tonasket, coached by Jesus Palomares, finished unbeaten both in the regular season and the tournament. Top three teams in each age bracket are as follows: U-8 First Place - Subway, Tonasket Second Place - Coffee Xpress, Omak Third Place - Little Bears Honey, Omak U-10

First Place - Beyers Market, Tonasket Second Place - Dairy Queen, Omak Third Place - Discount Fireworks, Oroville U-12 First Place - Superior Auto, Tonasket Second Place - Remax, Oroville Third Place - Blue Star, Methow U-15 First Place - Sick Donkey Records, Tonasket Second Place - Oroville (no sponsor) Third Place - Kiwanis, Omak


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local sports Hornet tracksters bound for Cheney By Brent Baker

EAST WENATCHEE - Nine Oroville track athletes will be heading to the Class 2B state track and field finals this weekend in 11 events. It was very nearly a lot more than that. The Hornets had four individuals and one relay that came one place away from qualifying for state in an additional eight events. Fortunately, most actually did qualify in other events. “It was the most brutal qualifying meet I can remember,” said Oroville coach Harold Jensen. “It was so close with five fifth places for the boys and three fourth places for the girls just missing. “Our athletes kept their focus, concentration and pride and continued to compete and challenge themselves with their best efforts. They should be very proud.” Jensen added that the Hornets set or tied PRs in 20 events (including relay splits). Two state finals veterans earned district titles. Caleb Haney won the discus with a throw of 135-0, and Callie Barker claimed the pole vault with a jump of 8-0. Overall, the boys finished fifth as Riverside Christian edged Kittitas 142-134. Liberty Bell (89) finished third, followed by Manson (68) and the Hornets (66) out of 11 teams. Riverside Christian also won the girls meet, beating Kittitas 126-110. Entiat (38 was fourth, followed by Oroville (77). Sierra Speiker qualified in all three distance events, taking third in the 800 (2:35.29), second in the 1600 (5:32.62) and second in the 3200 (12:13.60). Lake Roosevelt’s Kim Barry swept all three, as well as winning the 400. Also qualifying for the girls were Brittany Jewett in the javelin (3rd, 5-0); Breanna Ervin in the pole vault (2nd, 7-6); and Kaitlyn Grunst in the high jump (3rd, 5-0). “Brittany and Breanna were clutch,” Jensen said. “They qualified for state on their last attempts.” The top three girls and top four boys qualified for the state finals. A year ago, the top four girls headed to state, which had to be frustrating for Grunst, who took fourth in the triple jump (31-2) and long jump (15-3). For the boys, Zack Speiker took second in the 3200 (10:19.97), C.J. Mathews was second in the triple jump (41-9.5) and Tanner Smith was fourth in the 200 (24.39) to join Haney on the qualifying list. Just missing the cut were Luke Kindred, who took fifth in the discus (114-2) and javelin (139-11), and Ruben Renfro, who was fifth in the pole vault (8-6). Mathews also took fifth in the long jump (20-1.25). Mathews, Smith, Kindred and Sean DeWitte were also on the fifth-place 4x100 relay team that missed state by one place. First events at the two-day state finals meet begin at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 25.

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Damon Halvorsen (second from left), who later would qualify for state in the 3200, celebrates with the 4x100 relay team of Zach Villalva, Smith Condon, John Stedtfeld and Jake Hickman after their own state qualifying run.

Sprint relay, Halvorsen head to state By Brent Baker

CASHMERE - It wasn’t a great day for the Caribou Trail League at Friday’s Bi-District 6/7 regional meet. But don’t tell that to Damon Halvorsen or Tonasket’s 4x100 boys relay team. Halvorsen was one of just five CTL boys or girls to win a regional title in 35 events, and the sprint relay sped to a runner-up finish behind Riverside to clinch the Tigers two spots at next weekend’s 1A state championships. Halvorsen jumped to ninth on the state top 10 list with his breakthrough performance, trimming 10 seconds off his personal best while breaking the 10 minute barrier in the 3200-meter run. Halvorsen ran a near-perfect race, going out fast to take a big lead over top seeded Kevin Carpenter of Colville, not varying his pace by more than two seconds through laps two through seven, then turning up the heat to pull away for good on the final lap. His 9:54.35 gave him a six second victory over Carpenter, whose 10:01 was also a PR. Halvorsen’s ninth seed has him in position to challenge for a medal, as less than 10 seconds separate the fifth through twelfth-ranked times run this season. The relay team clocked a time of 44.55, a full second behind state

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Yasmin Cervantes winds up for a throw in the discus. title favorite Freeman. The Tigers’ relay qualified for state last year, but only seniors Jake Hickman and John Stedtfeld returned from that foursome. The additions of freshman Smith Condon and junior Zach Villalva have this year’s edition of the relay within .08 of the best time last year’s squad recorded until the state finals meet, where the Tigers finished fourth after being seeded seventh. Tonasket again heads to state with the seventh-fastest time of the year. Stedtfeld’s anchor left no doubt for the Tigers as he took the handoff from

Hickman and pulled away from third place Riverside for the runner-up spot. The top three from each event qualified for the state finals. Halvorsen and Stedtfeld came the closest to picking up more spots from the Tigers: Halvorsen took fourth in the 1600 (4:40.81, another PR) and Stedtfeld was fourth in both the 100 (11.52) and 200 (23.04). Stedtfeld missed the additional qualifying times by .06 in the 100 and by .12 in the 200. Also earning spots on the medal stand were Villalva in the 100 (6th, 11.78), and Hickman in the 800 (5th,

2:07.90). For the girls, individual medal winners included Devan Utt in the high jump (5th, 4-10) and Kylie Dellinger in the 1600 (6th, personal-best 5:43.99). Cassie Spear, Kelly Cruz, Amber Kilpatrick and Carlie Henneman took fifth in both the 4x100 relay (52.24) and 4x200 (1:53.10). For the most part, the Northeast A League dominated the meet. Colville won the boys title with 91 points, with CTL champion Cashmere finishing fifth and runner-up Tonasket taking seventh with 33 points. For the girls, Cashmere’s 116 points won the meet, but Chelan (32) was the sixth behind four NEA teams. Tonasket, with seven points, was 12th. Halvorsen and Okanogan’s Marty Staggs (javelin) were the only CTL boys to win events. For the girls, Cashmere’s Jesica Bauer (100) and Jozie Kimes (300 hurdles), as well as Okanogan’s Maddie Timm (high jump) also won events. The most dominating performances were turned in by Newport’s Aaron Castle, who proved Cashmere’s throwing pit was too small for him with his throw of 62-5 to win the event by 14 feet. For the girls, Anandae Clark cleared 12-0 in the pole vault. Both will be heavy favorites for state 1A titles. The two-day state 1B/2B/1A finals begin at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 25, at Eastern Washington University in Cheney.

Verhasselt returns to state Playoffs update By Brent Baker

OMAK - Tonasket’s Anthony Verhasselt overcame a semifinal loss to win out through the consolation bracket and earn a return trip to the state 1B/2B/1A state finals next weekend. Verhasselt, seeded fourth entering the two-weekend district tournament, lost his semifinal match to Manuel Perez of Liberty Bell, but bounced back to defeat Omak’s Greg Sklar in straight sets in loser-out, winner-to-state match. Verhasselt led Cashmere’s Warren Rorbertson 6-1, 3-0 when Robertson bowed out due to injury. Both advanced to the state finals. On the girls side, only the top three advanced to the finals. So when Megan Beyers and Cayla Monroe dropped their third place match to Mikela and Tasha Kowatsch of Cashmere, it was more costly than if they were in the boys doubles bracket, where the top four earned state finals berths. Beyers and Monroe’s fourth place finish only earned them alternate status. They started the day with a split set loss to one of Chelan’s two state qualifying doubles teams in the semifinals and came back to win a loser-out match in straight sets. Michelle Timmerman won her opening match on Saturday, eliminating Chelan’s McKenna Hawkins 7-5, 6-1. Emma Palumbo, also of Chelan, later beat Timmerman by the same

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Tonasket’s Anthony Verhasselt, who finished eighth at state last season, will try to improve on that finish after he earned his second state trip to the 1B/2B/1A finals by finishing third at the District 6 tournament. score in another loser-out contest. The state finals are Friday and Saturday, May 25-26, at the Yakima Tennis Center. Verhasselt will play his first round match against Keith Bighorn of Goldendale.

More from Week 1 Oroville’s tennis season ended in the first week of district competition, May 12. Menze Pickering was the lone

Hornet to pick up a district tournament win, defeating Pateros/ Brewster’s Betssy Hernandez in the opening round. Chelan’s Hawkins knocked Pickering out in a second round match. Also competing in girls singles were Ashley Marcolin and Maddie Richardson, both knocked out in the first round by Chelan opponents. In girls doubles, Megan Mieirs and Jenavonne Glover were beaten by a team from Liberty Bell, while Angela Nelson

and Meagan Moralez fell to a Marchand Renald and Michaela Newton of Tonasket. In boys singles, Joseph Sarmiento lost his opening match to Micah Murphy of Cascade, while Ronel Kee was defeated by Liberty Bell’s Carlos Perez. A Tonasket result not reported last week: the boys doubles team of Colton Leep and Walter Marks defeated a pair from Entiat before losing their second round match to Jordan Hertlein and Hayden Behrens of Okanogan.

NORTH CENTRAL WASHINGTON - Cashmere baseball, Chelan boys soccer, Okanogan Softball and Cascade softball were the lone Caribou Trail League teams still standing after regional playoff action last weekend, while Pateros and Brewster advanced to the state 2B fastpitch softball tournament. Cashmere stayed unbeaten and kept its hopes alive for a second state 1A title in three years with regional victories over Royal (4-3) and Kiona-Benton (10-3) to reach this weekend’s Final Four. The Bulldogs take on Kalama at County Stadium in Yakima on Friday, May 25, and play Naches Valley or Meridian for either the state title or third and fourth place on Saturday. In Class 2B, DeSales ended Lake Roosevelt’s tournament run, 11-2 in Saturday’s first round action, while Brewster was eliminated by Toutle Lake, 5-1. Chelan advanced to the state boys soccer semifinals in Sumner, defeating Bellevue Christian 5-1 on May 16 and Highland 2-1 in a state quarterfinal on Saturday. The Goats take on Royal on Friday, May 25, and either Ridgefield or

Overlake on Saturday for the state title or third place. Okanogan fell to Highland 8-1 in first round state action, while Cascade was eliminated 2-1 by Royal and Manson lost to Seattle Christian 4-1 in the first round. In 1A softball, Okanogan defeated Newport, lost to Colville 17-0 and eliminated Chelan 11-6 to take the fourth seed to the state tournament. Meanwhile, Cascade lost to Lakeside 14-2 but came back to beat Newport 18-0 in its winnerto-state, loser-out game. Okanogan opens state tournament play in Richland on Friday against Montesano, while Cascade takes on Orting. Pateros and Brewster both suffered losses in 2B District 5/6 play at Eastmont but still advanced to state. Pateros eliminated Liberty Bell 14-4 on Friday, May 17, lost to Warden in the semifinals 9-4 and edged Brewster 6-4 for third place on Saturday. The Bears lost 7-6 to Kittitas in a district semifinal on Saturday.. The Nannies take on DeSales in its first round state tournament game in Yakima on Friday, while Brewster faces Northwest Christian (Colbert).

Three Golfers head to state By Brent Baker

CHELAN - Oroville’s boys golf team earned a second place finish at the 1B/2B district tournament on Monday, May 14, on the strength of three golfers that qualified for the state finals. The Hornets’ Caleb Whiteaker, Alex Kelly and Connor Hughes played at state at Oakbrook Golf

and Country Club in Lakewood, May 22-23. Kelly placed third at districts with an 88, three strokes out of first. Whiteaker was fifth with a 93 and Hughes was 10th with 99. The top 11 finishers earned state spots. Also competing for the Hornets were Cory Childers (106), Cesar Santana (118) and Lane Tietje (124). For the girls, Kat Lidstrand (144) and Jessica Galvan (194) competed.

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Doktor Kaboom enthralled an appreciative audience at the Community Cultural Center of Tonasket with his interactive demonstration of basic principles of science on Saturday, May 19. Many in the crowd were still in uniform after a full day of soccer, but were enraptured by Doktor Kaboom’s mix of science and humor, along with help from a number of youthful assistants that were brave enough to take the stage. “Wow, this was a great crowd,” said Doktor Kaboom’s alter ego, David Epley, after the show. “It’s not always like this, but everyone really got into it. It really makes it fun.” Top left, Doktor Kaboom and his youthful assistant Charbel (plucked from the crowd, complete with his own uniform) combine fluids for a lesson in chemistry. Bottom left, Doktor Kaboom makes his impression on volunteer assistant Seth, who later was willingly pelted with banana slices catapulted in his direction. Above, flames, water balloons, bananas, goggles and gloves were all part of Doktor Kaboom’s comedy science routine at the CCC on Saturday.

Brent Baker / staff photos

LOCAL SPORTS Stats ‘N’ Stuff Track & Field Class 1A Bi-District 6/7 at Cashmere Boys Team Scoring: Colville 91, Freeman 84, Lakeside 77, Newport 70, Cashmere 46, Riverside 44, Tonasket 33, Chewelah 29, Omak 16, Chelan 15, Cascade 12, Okanogan 10. State Qualifiers and Tonasket finishers Top 3 Qualify for 1A State Finals 100 Dash - 1. J. Wiley, NWP, 11.22; 2. M. Roberts, CASH, 11.33; 3. L. Carpenter, CLV, 11.41; 4. J. Stedtfeld, TON, 11.52; 6. Z. Villalva, TON, 11.78. 200 Dash - 1. J. Wiley, NWP, 22.47; 2. D. Wheatley, FRE, 22.89; 3. L. Carpenter, CLV, 22.90; 4. J. Stedtfeld, TON, 23.04. 400 Dash - 1. Q. Robinson, FRE, 49.19; 2. J. Wiley, NWP, 50.57; 3. J. Yaws, RSD, 51.67; 8. Jar. Stedtfeld, TON, 1:00.27. 800 Run - 1. L. Owens, RSD, 1:58.90; 2. M. Anderson, LKS, 1:59.70; 3. A. Fish, FRE, 2:02.90; 5. J. Hickman, TON, 2:07.90; 7. D. Catone, TON, 2:24.70; 8. R. Marchand, TON, 2:26.80. 1600 Run - 1. M. Anderson, LKS, 4:36.91; 2. R. Coffman, LKS, 4:37.79; 3. K. Carpenter, CLV, 4:38.69; 4. D. Halvorsen, TON, 4:40.81; 10. D. Tyus, TON, 5:23.78; 11. R. Marchand, TON, 5:24.24. 3200 Run - 1. D. Halvorsen, TON, 9:54.35; 2. K. Carpenter, CLV, 10:00.17; 3. R. Coffman, LKS, 10:01.51. 110 Hurdles - 1. Kevin Edler, CLV, 15.45; 2. Z. Schneider, CHW, 15.51; 3. J. Michael, CASH, 16.02. 300 Hurdles - 1. Z. Schneider, CHW, 39.59; 2. J. Michael, CASH, 40.27; 3. K. Edler, COLV, 41.10. 4x100 Relay - 1. FRE, 43.54; 2. TON (Condon, Villalva, Hickman, Stedtfeld), 44.55; 3. RSD, 45.03. 4x400 Relay - 1. FRE, 3:28.79; 2. RSD, 3:31.46; 3. LKS, 3:34.48; 7. TON, 4:02.85. Shot Put - 1. A. Castle, NWP, 62-5; 2. D. Burns, NWP, 48-1; 3. J. Hause, LKS, 44-0. Discus - 1. A. Castle, NWP, 165-9; 2. C. Holte, CLV, 144-3; 3. D. Wheatley, FRE, 133-6. Javelin - 1. M. Staggs, OKAN, 156-6; 2. J. Allen, RSD, 149-7; 3. E. Diaz, CHL, 146-4; 11. J. Polito, TON, 110-4. High Jump - 1. E. Cabbage, CLV, 6-1.75; 2. J. LaGrou, OMAK, 6-1.75; 3. B. Broussard, FRE, 6-0; 9. E. Bensing, TON, 5-2. Pole Vault - B. Barranco, NWP, 14-0; 2. B. Wood, CASH, 13-6; 3. E. Clarkson, LKS, 12-6. Long Jump - 1. K. Powell, LKS, 21-4.5; 2. E. Cabbage, CLV, 21-1; 3. C. Unfred, FRE, 20-0.5; 7. Z. Villalva, TON,

19-3.5. Triple Jump - 1. E. Cabbage, CLV, 443.75; 2. C. Unfred, FRE, 44-2; 3. K. Powell, LKS, 43-10.5; 9. E. Bensing, TON, 37-10; 10. D. Tyus, TON, 35-4.5.

6.75; 2. T. Luu, CLV, 34-11.5; 3. J. Bauer, CASH, 33-4.75.

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Triple Jump - 1. N. VanTuinen, RVC, 43-1.5; 2. CJ Mathews, ORO, 41-9.5; 3. T. McIrvin, KIT, 40-0; 4. K. Gartrell, RVC, 38-6.75.




Team Scoring: Cashmere 116, Lakeside 97.33, Riverside 91, Colville 91, Newport 35.66, Chelan 32, Okanogan 23, Chewelah 22, Omak 20, Freeman 15, Cascade 8, Tonasket 7. State Qualifiers and Tonasket finishers Top 3 Qualify for 1A State Finals 100 Dash - 1. J. Bauer, CASH, 12.88; 2. M. Dykeman, RSD, 12.90; 3. M. Luu, 13.05. 200 Dash - 1. M. Luu, CLV, 26.52; 2. J. Bauer, CASH, 26.64; 3. B. Knishka, CASH, 26.71. 400 Dash - 1. J. Chrisp, RSD, 58.64; 2. A. Knishka, CASH, 1:01.34; 3. S. McDonald, RSD, 1:02.74; 7. C. Spear, TON, 1:04.28. 800 Run - 1. J. Mildes, RSD, 2:21.49; 2. L. Jacobson, LKS, 2:24.20; 3. A. Knishka, CASH, 2:24.59. 1600 Run - 1. J. Mildes, RSD, 5:15.19; 2. L. Jacobson, LKS, 5:25.80; 3. S. Marikis, LKS, 5:28.24; 6. Kyl. Dellinger, TON, 5:43.99. 3200 Run - 1. J. Mildes, RSD, 11:19.07; 2. L. Jacobson, LKS, 11:41.96; 3. D. McMahon, RSD, 11:48.62. 100 Hurdles - 1. A. Walden, NWP, 15.53; 2. C. Phillips, CLV, 16.16; 3. J. Kimes, CASH, 16.58. 300 Hurdles - 1. J. Kimes, CASH, 47.12; 2. K. Collins, LKS, 49.17; 3. B. Williams, FRE, 49.91; 8. K. Cleman, TON, 54.43. 4x100 Relay - 1. CLV, 50.28; 2. RSD, 50.46; 3. LKS, 51.15; 5. TON (Spear, Cruz, Kilpatrick, Henneman), 52.24. 4x200 Relay - 1. CLV, 1:47.05; 2. CASH, 1:48.65; 3. LKS, 1:50.54; 5. TON, 1:53.10. 4x400 Relay - 1. RSD, 4:07.33; 2. CHEL, 4:12.30; 3. CASH, 4:13.45; 7. TON (Spellman, Cleman, Kyn. Dellinger, Kyl. Dellinger), 4:52.18. Discus - 1. M. Earl, CHEW, 110-4; 2. K. Pittsinger, CHEL, 104-2; 3. L. Lehman, CLV, 97-1; 10. Y. Cervantes, TON, 78-5. Javelin - 1. J. Vining, CLV, 124-2; 2. A. Buckner, CLV, 113-9; 3. M. Earl, CHW, 113-1; 9. Y. Cervantes, TON, 84-11. High Jump - 1. M. Timm, OKAN, 5-4; 2. T. Luu, COLV, 5-2.5; 3. A. Barker, OMAK, 5-1; 5. D. Utt, TON, 4-10. Pole Vault - 1. A. Clark, LKS, 12-0; 2. F. O’Hara, LKS, 9-8; 3. M. Blanchard, CASH, 9-4; 7. K. Cleman, TON, 7-6; 9. S. Clinedinst, TON, 6-6. Long Jump - 1. A. Walden, NWP, 16-8.75; 2. A. Barker, OMAK, 16-6.5; 3. T. Helm, CASH, 15-9.25; 9. D. Utt, TON, 14-1. Triple Jump - 1. A. Walden, NWP, 35-

Team Scoring: Riverside Christian 142, Kittitas 134, Liberty Bell 89, Manson 68, Oroville 66, Lake Roosevelt 50, Entiat 41, Bridgeport 36, Waterville 16, Brewster 16, Pateros 6. State Qualifiers and Oroville finishers Top 4 Qualify for 2B State Finals 100 Dash - 1. N. VanTuinen, RVC, 11.41; 2. A. Watson, LB, 11.85; 3. T. Poole, KIT, 11.88; 4. B. Stevens, MANS, 11.98; 7. T. Smith, ORO, 12.21. 200 Dash - 1. A. Watson, LB, 23.52; 2. O. Gleason, LR, 24.22; 3. R. Barnhart, KIT, 24.25; 4. T. Smith, ORO, 24.39. 400 Dash - 1. N. VanTuinen, RVC, 50.86; 2. K. Gartrell, RVC, 53.23; 3. T. McIrvin, KIT, 53.26; 4. C. Dominguez, LB, 53.29; 8. T. Smith, ORO, 59.17. 800 Dash - 1. J. Avalos, KITT, 2:02.01; 2. D. Bender, RVC, 2:05.85; 3. M. Vanderholm, MANS, 2:05.91; 4. T. Varrelman, BPT, 2:06.92; 8. Z. Speiker, ORO, 2:13.56. 1600 Run - 1. M. Vanderholm, MANS, 4:36.64; 2. J. Marin, KIT, 4:38.59; 3. L. Daily, LB, 4:38.67; 4. D. Eisenhauer, RVC, 4:39.20. 3200 Run - 1. M. Vanerholm, MANS, 10:16.07; 2. Z. Speiker, ORO, 10:19.97; 3. D. Eisenhauer, RVC, 10:28.46; 4. J. Marin, KIT, 10:41.57; 7. D. Santana, ORO, 12:55.16. 110 Hurdles - 1. J. Adkins, LR, 15.87; 2. J. DeSanto, RVC, 16:10; 3. K. Craig, BPT, 16.40; 4. M. Frisk, ENT, 16.60. 300 Hurdles - 1. J. Adkins, LR, 41.12; 2. K. Craig, BPT, 42.09; 3. J. DeSanto, RVC, 42.12; 4. M. Frisk, ENT, 42.62; 6. L. Kindred, ORO, 46.76; 7. S. DeWitte, ORO, 51.40. 4x100 Relay - 1. LB, 45.64; 2. KIT, 46.14; 3. MANS, 46.58; 4. RVC, 46.68; 5. ORO, 46.71. 4x400 Relay - 1. KIT, 3:31.86; 2. RVC, 3:38.40; 3. LB, 3:38.60; 4. MANS, 3:42.44; 8. ORO, 4:04.99. Discus - 1. C. Haney, ORO, 135-0; 2. A. Vanderholm, MANS, 132-1; 3. S. Waters, LR, 125-8; 4. F. Valencia, RVC, 120-1; 5. L. Kindred, ORO, 114-2. Javelin - 1. F. Valencia, RVC, 188-8; 2. N. Nobbs, RVC, 158-1; 3. H. Bach, BRW, 143-7; 4. Gunnar Doggett, LB, 141-1; 5. L. Kindred, ORO, 139-11. Pole Vault - 1. Z. Eilers, KIT, 9-0; 2. O. Gleason, LR, 9-0; 3. L. Weber, KIT, 8-6; 4. N. Espinoza, KIT, 8-6; 5. R. Renfro, ORO, 8-6; 6. S. DeWitte, ORO, 8-0. Long Jump - 1. N. VanTuinen, RVC, 21-8.5; 2. A. Watson, LB, 21-1.5; 3. T. Poole, KIT, 20-6.5; 4. T. McIrvin, KIT, 20-2.5; 5. CJ Mathews, ORO, 20-1.5.

Team Scoring: Riverside Christian 126, Kittitas 110, Entiat 83, Oroville 77, Lake Roosevelt 72, Liberty Bell 59, Bridgeport 47, Pateros 43, Brewster 24, Manson 19, White Swan 10, Columbia Basin SS 4. State Qualifiers and Oroville finishers Top 3 Qualify for 2B State Finals 100 Dash - 1. D. Parks, ENT, 13.58; 2. B. Byrne, RVC, 13.81; 3. M. Rock, ENT, 13.95. 200 Dash - 1. J. Bruno, PAT, 27.52; 2. B. Byrne, RVC, 28.49; 3. M. Rock, ENT, 28.62. 400 Dash - 1. K. Barry, LR, 1:00.26; 2. L. Clerf, KIT, 1:00.73; 3. D. Parks, ENT, 1:03.16. 800 Run - 1. K. Barry, LR, 2:28.15; 2. E. Wooldridge, ENT, 2:32.79; 3. S. Speiker, ORO, 2:35.29. 1600 Run - 1. K. Barry, LR, 5:30.10; 2. S. Speiker, ORO, 5:32.62; 3. E. Wooldridge, ENT, 5:36.90. 3200 Run - 1. K. Barry, LR, 11:39.10; 2. S. Speiker, ORO, 12:13.60; 3. E. Wooldridge, ENT, 14:14.10. 100 Hurdles - 1. J. Bruno, PAT, 16.92; 2. B. Imperial, RVC, 17.26; 3. L. Carpenter, RVC, 17.29. 300 Hurdles - 1. J. Bruno, PAT, 48.37; 2. H. Segle, ENT, 48.91; 3. L. Carpenter, RVC, 50.54; 7. N. Peters, ORO, 55.51; 8. C. Barker, ORO, 56.01. 4x100 Relay - 1. LB, 53.76; 2. MANS, 55.10; 3. BPT, 55.46; 7. ORO, 58.10. 4x200 Relay - 1. KIT, 1:50.95; 2. ENT, 1:51.78; 3. LB, 1:52.45; 7. ORO, 2:06.26. 4x400 Relay - 1. ENT, 4:17.12; 2. KIT, 4:18.92; 3. RVC, 4:21.33; 6. ORO, 4:40.21. Shot Put - 1. A. Reno, KIT, 31-10; 2. Y. Kilgour, BPT, 31-6; 3. A. Sabin, KIT, 31-3; 6. A. Perez, ORO, 30-1. Discus - 1. F. Tillequots, WSW, 100-6; 2. S. Roberts, RVC, 95-9; 3. L. Bucio, BPT, 94-5. Javelin - 1. N. Nobbs, 130-8; 2. B. Byrne, RVC, 106-7; 3. B. Jewett, ORO, 105-2. High Jump - 1. L. Clerf, KIT, 5-2; 2. B. Boesel, BRW, 5-2; 3. K. Grunst, ORO, 5-0. Pole Vault - 1. C. Barker, ORO, 8-0; 2. B. Ervin, ORO, 7-6. Long Jump - 1. B. Imperial, RVC, 15-7; 2. E. Clerf, KIT, 15-4; 3. C. Kelly-Marconi, LR, 15-3; 4. K. Grunst, ORO, 15-3. Triple Jump - 1. B. Imperial, RVC, 33-4; 2. E. Clerf, KIT, 32-9.5; 3. C. Kelly-Marconi, LR, 32-2.5; 4. K. Grunst, ORO, 31-2; 6. C. Barker, ORO, 30-0.5.

Tennis 1B/2B/1A District 6 Results (Tonasket / Oroville results and state qualifiers) Girls Singles - Saturday, May 19 Consolation Semifinals: Michelle Timmerman (TON) def. McKenna Hawkins (CHEL), 7-5, 6-1 (loser out) Consolation Finals: Emma Palumbo (CHEL) def. Michelle Timmerman (TON), 7-5, 6-1 (winner to state, loser out) State Qualifiers: 1. Shaylyn Goodall (OMAK) 2. Noelle Parton (CASC) 3. Heather Poppie (CHEL), Alternate Emma Palumbo (CHEL). Saturday, May 12 Round 1 (loser out): Lydia Kehoe (ENT), def. Abby Gschiel (TON) Menze Pickering (ORO) def. Bettsy Hernandez (PAT/BRW) Clare Thornton (TON) def. Alex Fletcher (CASC) Heather Poppie (CHEL) def. Ashley Marcolin (ORO) Michelle Timmerman (TON) def. Larkin Hubrig (LB) McKenna Hawkins (CHEL) def. Maddie Richardson (ORO) Round 2 (loser out): Molly Kenoyer (CASH) def. Menze Pickering (ORO) Emma Palumbo (CHEL) def. Clare Thornton (TON) Michelle Timmerman (TON) def. Megan Turner (CASH) Quarterfinals: Heather Poppie (CHEL) def. Michelle Timmerman (TON), 3-6, 7-6, 6-2 Girls Doubles - Saturday, May 19 Semifinals: Plew / Courtney (CHEL) def. Beyers / Monroe, 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 (winner to state) Consolation Finals: Beyers / Monroe (TON) def. Dominquez / Purtell (LB), 6-1, 6-2 (loser out) Third Place: Kowatsch / Kowatsch (CASH) def. Beyers / Monroe (TON), 7-6, 6-3 (winner to state, loser alternate to state) State Qualifiers: 1. Maghara DePaoli / Megan Robinson (CHEL); 2. Olivia Plew / Clancy Courtney (CHEL); 3. Mikela Kowatsch / Tasha Kowatsch (CASH); Alternate - Megan Beyers / Cayla Monroe (TON) Saturday, May 12 Round 1 (loser out): Beyers / Monroe (TON) - bye Smith / King (LB) def. Mieirs / Glover (ORO)

Renald / Newton (TON) def. Nelson / Moralez (ORO) Round 2 (loser out): Beyers / Monroe (TON) def. Carrierre / Williams (LR) O’Bryan / Spanjer (CASH) def. Renald / Newton (TON) Quarterfinals: Beyers / Monroe (TON) def. O’Bryan / Spanjer (CASH) Boys Singles - Saturday, May 19 Semifinals: Manuel Perez (LB) def. Anthony Verhasselt (TON), (winner to state) Consolation Finals: Anthony Verhasselt (TON) def. Greg Sklar (OMAK), 6-2, 6-0 (winner to state, loser out) Third Place: Anthony Verhasselt (TON) def. Warren Robertson (CASH), 6-1, 3-0 (injury default) State Qualifiers: 1. Manuel Perez (LB); 2. Matt Robinson (CHEL); 3. Anthony Verhasselt (TON); 4. Warren Robertson (CASH); 5 - Brian Norwood (CASH). Saturday, May 12 Round 1 (loser out): Anthony Verhasselt (TON) - bye Micah Murphy (CASC) def. Joseph Sarmiento (ORO) Carlos Perez (LB) def. Ronel Kee (ORO) Russell Perry (TON) def. Skyler Elser (CASC) Round 2 (loser out): Anthony Verhasselt (TON) def. Jaden Smiley (CHEL) Matt Robinson (CHEL) def. Russell Perry (TON) Quarterfinals: Anthony Verhasselt (TON) def. Warren Robertson (CASH), 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 Boys Doubles - Saturday, May 19 No Tonasket / Oroville competitors State Qualifiers: 1. Nathan Sites / Adam Ross (CASH); 2 Gilberto Murillo / Jeremy Davis (ENT); 3. Jordan Hertlein / Hayden Behrens (OKAN); 4. Frank Rosas / Dillon Morrison (CHEL); Alternate - Dawson Taylor / James Weaver (CASH). Saturday, May 12 Round 1 (loser out): Hendrick / Terris (TON) - bye Detillian / Knowlton (TON) def. Campobosso / Smith (LR) Leep / Marks (TON) def. Quezada / Ramirez (ENT) Round 2 (loser out): Taylor / Weaver (CASH) def. Detillian / Knowlton (TON) Arechiga / Sloan (CHEL) def. Hendrick / Terris (TON) Hertlein / Behrens (OKAN) def. Leep / Marks (TON)


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Public Notices Notice of Final Decision YN Twisp Ponds Intake Ditch Repair SE 2012-6 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 Twisp Pond Intake Ditch Repair is a repair/maintenance project on an existing surface water conveyance ditch along the Twisp River. The existing inflow ditch to the Methow Salmon Recovery Foundations habitat ponds does not contain enough slope to adequately convey sediment, requiring higher frequencies of ditch maintenance to keep fresh surface water supplies entering into the habitat ponds to support fish use (including rearing juveniles form stocks listed as endangered under the US Endangered Species Act). This project will re-grade the ditch to a steeper and more self-sustaining slope which will increased water velocities enough to push sediments through the ditch canal instead of depositing in flatter sloped areas. These repairs will alleviate the need for more frequent ditch maintenance, lessening the frequency of adverse impacts to listed fish using the area for rearing purposes. The project is located on the Twisp River on parcel 3322070158 within Okanogan County, T. 33, N, R, 22 EWM, S. 07. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and Quad City Herald on May 24, 2012.#390314 NOTICE THIS IS TO SERVE NOTICE to the general public that the Courthouse Complex will be closed on Monday, May 28, 2012 in observance of Memorial Day. The Courthouse Complex will reopen for regular business Tuesday, May 29, 2012.

Public Notices Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and Quad City Herald on May 24, 2012.#390327 Okanogan County Notice of Final Decision Project: Temporary Use Permit 2012-3, Spring Green Organic Living Fair Proponent: Dean Howell Decision: Approved Date of Publication: May 24, 2012 Appeal Deadline: June 14, 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 May 24, 2012.#390334 Okanogan County Notice of Final Decision Project: Temporary Use Permit 2012-2, “12th Annual Human Relations Congress� Proponent: Lindsey Swope Decision: Approved Date of Publication: May 24, 2012 Appeal Deadline: June 14, 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 May 24, 2012.#390330 Okanogan County Notice of Final Decision Project: Open Space Timber 201201 Proponent: Sean & Kim Fraley Decision: Approved Date of Notification: May 24, 2012 Appeal Deadline: June 13, 2012 The Board of County Commissioners approved the above-noted project on May 01, 2012. Parties with standing may appeal this decision to Okanogan County Superior Court, pursuant to RCW 36.70 C, within 21 days of the notice of decision publication date. For appeals please contact Okanogan County Superior Court at 149 N. 3rd Ave., Okanogan, Washington, or by phone at (509) 4227275. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and Quad City Herald on May 24, 2012.#390340 Okanogan County Notice of Final Decision Project: Open Space Timber 201115 Proponent: Cary & Terri Dean Decision: Approved Date of Notification: May 24, 2012 Appeal Deadline: June 13, 2012 The Board of County Commissioners approved the above-noted project on May 07, 2012. Parties with standing may appeal this decision to Okanogan County Superior Court, pursuant to RCW 36.70 C, within 21 days of the notice of decision publication date. For appeals please contact Okanogan County Superior Court at 149 N. 3rd Ave., Okanogan, Washington, or by phone at (509) 4227275. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and Quad City Herald on May 24, 2012.#390335 Okanogan County Notice of Final Decision Project: Exempt Segregation, Parcel #2925031001 Proponent: Parsons Ranch LLC Decision: Approved Date of Publication: May 24, 2012 Appeal Deadline: June 14, 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 May 24, 2012.#390310 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 4, 2012, to consider a supplemental appropriation from Stone Garden Grant in the amount of $165,058. The supplemental will be used for Equipment, Overtime, Benefits, Supplies, and Border Enhancement Operations.

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SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON COUNTY OF OKANOGAN PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS NO. 12-4-0020-3 Estate of: JOHN R. BOYD, Deceased, PLEASE TAKE NOTICE The above Court has appointed Jaimi Boyd as Personal Representative of Decedent’s estate. Any person having a claim against the Decedent must present the claim: (a) Before the time when the claim would be barred by any applicable statute of limitations, and (b) In the manner provided in RCW 11.40.070: (i) By filing the original of the claim with the foregoing Court, and (ii) By serving on or mailing to me at the address below a copy of the claim. The claim must be presented by the later of: (a) Thirty (30) days after I served or mailed this Notice as provided in RCW 11.40.020(1)(c), or (b) Four (4) months after the date of first publication of this Notice. If the claim is not presented within this time period, the claim will be forever barred except as provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective for claims against both the Decedent’s probate and non-probate assets. Date of First Publication of this Notice: May 17, 2012 /s/: Dale L. Crandall, WSBA #32168 Attorney for Jaimi Boyd, Personal Representative PO Box 173 Loomis, WA 98827 Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on May 17, 24 and 31, 2012.388525

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 May 24, 2012.#390307 State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) WAC 197-11-340 Project Final Walking D Fill Placement,Non-Significance (DNS) Determination of SEPA 2012-1 Proponent(s): Confederated Tribes & Bands of the Yakama Nation, 2 Johnson Lane, Winthrop, WA 98862 Agent(s): Hans Smith Project Summary: Hans Smith on behalf of the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation submitted an environmental checklist to deposit and contour approximately 5,000 cubic yards of mixed alluvial fill from a nearby Twisp River floodplain site. The fill will be used to flatten out a non –wetland depression in the pasture used and owned by the Walking D Ranch. Project Location: The project is located on parcel # 3322070184, 530 Peters Rd. Final Determination: DNS: Okanogan County Office of Planning & Development issued a Final Determination of Non-Significance on this proposal. There is no further comment period on this final determination. This decision is appealable under WAC 19711. Appeals must be made in writing to the Board of Okanogan County Commissioners, 123 5th Ave N Ste. 150, Okanogan, WA 98840. Appeals must be submitted or postmarked by 5:00 p.m. on June 8, 2012. The date of publication in Okanogan County’s legal periodical of record is May 24, 2012. Administrative Approval Lead Agency: Okanogan County SEPA Responsible Official: Perry Huston Position/Title: Director of Planning Phone: (509) 422-7160 Address: 123 5th Avenue North, Suite 130, Okanogan, Washington 98840 /s/: Perry Huston Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and Quad City Herald on May 24, 2012.#390319

Vacancy Notice – Parks and Recreation Board Parks and Recreation Board - One Vacant Position for District #2 The Parks and Recreation Board is a seven (7) member board. The term is a six-year term . The members are appointed by the Board of County Commissioner and are equally represented and residing in each Commissioner District. The board meets every second Wednesday each month at 7:00 p.m. at the fairgrounds. If you reside in Commissioner District #2 area (Methow, Brewster, Pateros) and would like to serve on the Parks and Recreation Board, please send a letter of interest to Okanogan County Commissioners Office, 123 5th Ave N., Rm. 150, Okanogan, WA 98840. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and Quad City Herald on May 24, 2012.#390341

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Myrtle ‘Sis’ Ellena (Black) Ort Richard Alan Blackhall Richard Alan Blackhall, 67, of Tonasket, died May 16, 2012 at Spokane, Wash., due to injuries he sustained March 30, 2012. Rick was born Nov. 5, 1944, the eldest of four children born to Alan and Mary (Webb) Blackhall. He attended schools in Twisp and Pateros, graduating in 1963 and graduated from auto body repair in Tigard, Ore. He then entered into the U.S. Army in 1965, serving in Vietnam for one year. Following his discharge in 1967 he remained in the USAR. Rick worked in the auto body profession, worked on ranches in the Methow Valley and at Monse and owned and operated service stations in Okanogan and Twisp. Rick loved his family, cars, camping, fishing, pinochle, dancing, gardening, reading westerns, history and mysteries, cooking, boxing, football and woodworking and leather crafting. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alan and Mary; his brother, William; and his son, Blaine. He is survived by his daughters: Dawn MaLyne Breiler of Seattle, Maryann Breiler of Omak, Tania Marie Ellis, Virginia; sons: CJ Blackhall (Jessica) of Mead, Wash.,.and Cliff Blackhall, Couer D’Alene, Idaho and grandchildren, Johnathan and Christina Hertenstein of Omak and James and Joanna Blackhall of Spokane; sisters, Mary Lou Mathyer (Don Treise) of Twisp, Arra Sue Buzzard (Dean) of Tonasket and Lori Anne Fisher (Don) of Moses Lake, Wash., along with numerous nieces and nephews. A remembrance service for family and friends will be held at Beaver Creek Cemetery, Friday, May 25, 2012 at 10 a.m. Memorials may be made to

Myrtle E. Ort, 92, a long-time resident of the Spokane-Cheney area, passed away on May 15, 2012 in her sleep, after a long and courageous battle from complications of a stroke. Myrtle is survived by a husband of 67 years, Charles Ort; her daughter, Connie Loyd and her husband, Mick Loyd, Moline, Kan.; and her granddaughter, Michele Davis and her husband, Kevin Davis, Cheney. Myrtle is also survived by two greatgrandchildren: Jennifer Davis and Shane Davis, Cheney. She is preceded in death by three sisters: Emily (Dennis) Smith, Ann (Black) Bevier, Rosalie (Black) Greene; and four brothers: Augustus Dennis, Henry Dennis (died as an infant), Harry Black and Bill Black. She was born in Oroville, April 12, 1920. She is the loving daughter of William Black and Clotilda (Stelkia) Black of Monse, Wash. She graduated from Brewster High School in 1939 and in 1949 from Deaconess Nursing School in Spokane as a Licensed Practical Nurse. During World War II, she worked at the Puget Sound Navy Yard in the typing pool. Myrtle was a Nursery Nurse at Spokane’s Deaconess Hospital for over 22 years. She bowled in a league at North Bowl in Spokane for many years, enjoyed traveling in her RV with her husband, and had a wonderful sense of humor that could brighten anyone’s day. Myrtle most of all loved spending time with family and friends. She was a longtime communicant of St. Anne’s Church in Spokane and Sacred Heart Mission in Nespelem. Myrtle will always be remembered for her kindness and compassion toward the many lives that she touched. The funeral Mass was held Tuesday, May 22 at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Mission, Nespelem, and she will be interred in a family plot in Fort Okanogan Memorial

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Warren L. Zesiger There will be a celebration of life service for Warren L. Zesiger, Thursday, May 24, 2012, 10 a.m. at the Molson Grange. Warren passed away at his home in Molson, attended by his loving wife Renee on May 15, 2012. Warren Lester Zesiger was born in Colfax, Wash., May 5, 1941 to parents Harold and Harriett Zesiger. Warren moved with his family to Molson when he was in the fourth grade, continuing his education at the Molson High School, later he attended Wenatchee Valley College. Warren lived his childhood on the family farm on the Mary Ann Creek, east of Molson, he spent many years helping his grandfather, Jess, and his father, Harold with the ranch work. After high school graduation Warren joined the U.S. Navy, a childhood dream and spent the next four years serving on the USS George K. McKenzie. Warren

was active in the navy or naval reserves for 24 years then spent the next 13 years serving and training Sea Cadets, achieving the rank of LtJG Commander Warren made his home in Wenatchee and later in Benton City where he worked on various dams, was a millwright and carpenter. His best loved job was raising cattle, hay and cherries. Warren married Renee Edwards in 1993, buying property in Molson, next to the Molson Museum, where he and Renee planned to retire. They permanently moved there in August of 2011, selling their property in Benton City of 40 years. Warren will be remembered as a faithful person in his church and his devotion to his Lord Jesus Christ. Warren had a very forgiving nature, never holding grudges, was a gentleman, a loving father and husband, and a hard worker. Warren was the kind of person who enjoyed spending time with the elderly and other persons; he tried to attend as many community events as possible and always had a project going. Warren was a member of the Gideon Society, VFW, the Grange, Washington State Farm Bureau and Washington State Cattleman’s Association. Warren was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Harriet; and his step-mother, Elizabeth; one son, Larry Zesiger; and one step-son, Justin Edwards. Warren is survived by his brother, Wendell Zesiger of Fairbanks, Alaska; sisters: Annabelle (Vernon) Scriven of Moses Lake, Wash., Mary (Bill) Higley of Payette, Idaho, Ellen (John) Newton of Nighthawk; and brother, John (Kathy) Zesiger of Okanogan; one granddaughter, Danika Zesiger; step-daughter, Lisa (Heath) Ford of Republic; and several nieces and nephews. The celebration of Life service will be officiated by Pastor Gary Forgey of Molson Community Church. Internment will be in the Molson Cemetery following the service. Memorials in lieu of flowers may be given to the Tri-City Sea Cadets, in care of Scott Kiser, 2005 Sparrow Ct., West Richland, WA 99353 or the Molson Museum. There will be a potluck luncheon following the service. Please share your memories of Warren by signing his online guestbook at Bergh Funeral Service of Oroville/Tonasket is in care of arrangements.


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The May 14 meeting was held at the attractive country home of Barbara Johnson. We saw evidence of her new spring plantings here and there. Julie Knaake was a guest from Tonasket. Barbara was the acting president in the absence of Pam Burton. Roll call was “What are you doing for Founders Day, June 2?” Some time was spent on rehashing some concerns that were brought up at the last meeting on April 9. We have another new member, Jean Pifer, from Tonasket. Pictures were sent around by Audrey of the group that she had taken Dec. 12 at the Christmas dinner and passed on to Marjorie Williams, Historian, as well as the Spring Home and Garden’s chron-

icle circular that did such a good job telling about the Tonasket Garden Club’s participation on Founder’s Day, and included the Garden Club report for June 9. Thank you. The visitor center is just starting up and asked us for volunteers. We’ll have some come on Tuesdays only between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. We received an invitation from The Boarder to Basin Regional Garden Clubs’ “First Annual” meeting on June 12 at the Mansfield Community Church hosted by the Mansfield Garden Club. we will carpool there. Nadia Aronson announced that the Assisted Living Care gettogether is temporarily suspended until we check for new occupants Sept. 2012. The next meeting will be held July 9 at 1:30 p.m. by Carol Hess and Sue Kramer at 1896 No Pine Creek Rd., at Carol’s barn. We encouraged guests and new members to attend meetings. The number to call for time and place is (509) 223-3427.

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The Oroville Royal Neighbors have been busy the past several weeks coordinating several projects that are taking place or will take place this summer. First, the goats belonging to Darren and Jessica Lakey are once again back at the Old Oroville Cemetery on Highway 7 working hard to get rid of brush and weeds that have begun to spring up and grow rapidly. I don’t know what we would do without “those girls” - they certainly make life easier for us “over 65 gals” for whom this project has become a labor of love. The old cemetery has had a number of visitors over the past couple of years and it

Riverview Cemetery directories to be replaced SUBMITTED BY JOY LAWSON SECRETARY, CEMETERY DIST. 4

is fun to read the messages they leave on a certain website. There has been several comments about the “jumping cacti” that we work so hard to eradicate but no matter how we try I believe the cacti will continue to be “our nemesis”. Our latest project, the “Lazy Dazes of Summer Survival Kit” raffle has begun. The Summer Survival Kit is a 36 quart Igloo Cooler loaded with lots of wonderful items and gift certificates totaling $800 to $1000. The winning ticket will be drawn on July 21 at the Depot veranda during Heritage Days. The cost is $1 each or six tickets for $5. You do not need to be present to win. Our members will be selling tickets regularly at local businesses

between now and July 21. There will be only one winner and it could be you! As mentioned several times the last several months all the funds raised through the raffle, bric-abrac sale and earlier See’s Candy sale go to benefit our 2012 matching funds designee, The Oroville Parent-Teachers Organization

OROVILLE - Our thanks of appreciation to Joe and Wreathel Loose and the Friends of the Cemetery for their years of service. They did a lot of good things for the cemetery by building and maintaining the directories, planted trees, and bought benches. They are no longer able to continue to maintain the directories. The old directories needed a lot of repair, the name tags are very expensive and more room

was needed for future names, so the Cemetery Commissioners decided it would be less expensive to replace them with one unit, with room for future needs. Names and locations are entered, alphabetically in the computer and posted in the new directory. Drive to the south entrance and you will see it at the end of the road. Last year’s project was the installation of the Columbarium donated by the American Legion



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for veterans. The money received for this will be reserved to purchase more Columbarium’s. Veteran’s who are interested in buying a niche, contact Joy Lawson. When there are enough niches for the veterans, then more will be purchased for the public. All donations are appreciated and will be used for further improvements. Please send donations to Okanogan County Cemetery District #4, P.O. Box 764, Oroville, WA. 98844.

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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

33086 Hwy 97, Oroville 509-476-3149

l Plumbing l Electrical l Roofing l Lumber

l Plywood l Windows l Doors l Insulation

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Monday - Friday 9 am-5 pm Saturday by appointment

Quality Floor Covering

Eugene & Joann Michels Okanogan Properties

Sales * Service * Installation

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



Got Water?


— Fred Cook — Over 25 Years experience!

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

Mini Storage n Power

n Fenced

n Covered

RV & Boat Parking n Video Monitored

509-560-0166 or

Cutting Edge, Inc.



140 Oroville Chesaw Rd., Oroville



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!


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


— Open —

Thank you to our customers who shop local!


509-486-0511 521 Western Ave. S. Tonasket



Owners: Tim & Julie Alley


Garage Doors l Installed Fiberglass Blown & Batt


l Residential

& Commercial Guard Indoor Air Quality Certified l Experienced Professional Service l Green

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


“The Water Professionals” 509-782-5071

Chelan & Kittitas County Serving all of Eastern Washington... l Water

Fogle Pump & Supply, Inc.

Well Drilling Systems Treatment l Full Service Store l Free On-Site Estimates l Pump l Water


Ferry & Okanogan County

Since 1981

l Free Water Analysis l Zimmatic Pivots l Hydrofracturing l Geothermal Heat



Colville l Spokane l Republic Lic. #FOGLEPS095L4

Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune, May 24, 2012  

May 24, 2012 edition of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune

Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune, May 24, 2012  

May 24, 2012 edition of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune