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Run for the Border Charity Ride is this weekend, May 19




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Salmon Recovery Board visits Tonasket City Council

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TONASKET - A visit by the Upper Columbia Salmon Recovery Board may turn out to provide the impetus needed to develop a solution to chronic problems with pollution, water flow and salmon habitat on Bonaparte Creek, which flows to the Okanogan River past the south side of Tonasket. Don McIvor, Natural Resources Coordinator of the UCSRB, and Ken Bevis of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, were on hand at the Tuesday, May 8, Tonasket City Council meeting to share the mission of the Salmon Recovery Board, as well as seek recognition by the council of a recent reorganization of the lead entities of the organization, which were consolidated and removed from mixing with county government entities. “Lead entities are the state’s investment in assuring accountability in this process,” McIvor said. “It’s based around

a structure that includes a scientific team that provides oversight and review or projects, and a citizens group that provides a social check on the projects. “The lead entities take technical direction from the recovery plan and a biological strategy which was developed around the plan. They look for project applicants, help them develop proposals, rank the proposals and send them to the state level, where they do a final review and allocate available funds to the topranked projects.” In a question-and-answer session following the presentation, Mayor Patrick Plumb noted the work put in on the Bonaparte Creek area. “We put a lot on the line without a lot of support from other entities,” Plumb said. “I think we’re starting to round the corner by getting the human fecal coliform hot spots out. I still would like to see more work done there. I don’t know what this board could do now, but it’s


Run for the Border this Saturday, May 19

Oroville May Festival Queen Ali Miller and Princess Dayna Roley (above) were regal upon the Community Float during last Saturday’s Grand Parade. Oroville’s biggest event of the year is all about the community coming together with family, friends and neighbors, including a large contingent from Oroville’s neighbor to the north, Canda (right). This year’s May Festival Grand Marshals were twin sisters Doris Reynolds and Dee Patterson (below, right). Tonasket, Oroville’s neighbors to the south, provided their high school marching band, followed up by the colorful new flag corp.

modern bikes, as well as a smattering of other makes. “This event is about vets helping vets,” OROVILLE – More than 300 motorcy- said Stan Janowicz, who appeared before cles and riders are expected to participate Oroville’s City Council at the end of in this Saturday’s 10th Annual Run for the March. “We provided 30 dinners and boxes Border charity ride, which will roar into of groceries at both Thanksgiving and Oroville sometime before 1 p.m. The Columbia River Harley Owners Christmas. We also helped a young vet Group (HOG) hosts the annual ride, going through surgery get caught up which starts in Wenatchee at 11 a.m., with some things,” added Janowicz, who breaks in Pateros around 10 a.m. and expressed his gratitude for the assistance the town and Oroville then arrives in Oroville Police Department between 12:30 and 1 “This event is about has given in past p.m. The ride, which is not limited to Harley vets helping vets.” years. There is a $10 fee, Davidsons, picks up quite Stan Janowicz which includes a a few area riders who ride pin. Riders from travel south to Pateros Oroville and elsein the morning and then make the trip north with the rest of the where in the county have been known to pack. The money raised is used to help ride to Wenatchee the day before to join honorably discharged veterans and their in Saturday’s 150-mile ride, while others families... assisting their physical, finan- ride to Pateros on Saturday morning to cial and emotional needs, according to join the group there and travel back up Stan and Tina Janowicz, Columbia River to Oroville. Justin Peterson will also host a Nacho HOG members who are coordinating the Feed in Oroville for the riders on Saturday. ride from the north end. Once the riders get to downtown The event is to raise money for the Inland Oroville a large section of the east side of Northwest Honor Flights, an organization Main Street and parts of Golden and 14th that flies WWII veterans to Washington, Streets will be set aside for the motor- D.C. to see their memorial. The nacho cyclists to park their rides. The public feed will be held at the Eagles at lunch is welcome to come and have a look at time. A second nacho feed will be held the wide variety of American machines, that same evening for residents of Oroville everything from antiques and classics to and the surrounding area at 5 p.m. BY GARY A. DEVON


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Local vets honored by “First Mike” BY BRENT BAKER BBAKER@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM

TONASKET - It’s not often one’s work gets recognized at the highest levels. But local veterans Michael Stewart and Dale White found out that sometimes that work does get noticed. Stewart and White recently were invited to the Governor’s mansion, where a half hour tour with the “First Mike” Governor Christine Gregoire’s husband Mike Gregoire, a veteran himself who is an advocate for vets’ issues - turned into a two and a half hour meeting of like minds.

“Dale has been thanked a lot of times in his life for the work that he’s done over the years,” Stewart said. “He helped me get this pat on the back. First Mike (official title, First Gentleman, though he prefers the nickname) has missed very, very few funerals of veterans who have died. He was a lieutenant in Viet Nam artillery himself, so he understands. “We got a great tour of the mansion. It was supposed to be coffee and cookies, but we got talking about Viet Nam and our work. He was excited and interested in all of our discussions.” North Valley Hospital’s Veterans Services Officer, Shane Barton, said that


Stewart and White were the driving forces in getting the VA clinic set up there last year. “Dale and Mike were instrumental in getting the clinic and tons of other services set up here,” he said. “My position, mental health, extended care services wouldn’t have happened without them.” Stewart has been in the area for more than 30 years, while White moved here about eight years ago after working in the national services office in Seattle. The two had been friends since the 1980s and pooled their talents and no-apologies approach to procuring services for veterans.

“Dale has been in the business for 32 years,” Stewart said. “With his professional knowledge of the business of how the veterans service works from running the national office in Seattle, he had a lot of contacts that gave us the information we needed to convince our county commissioners that we knew what we were talking about.” Stewart said the NVH VA clinic -- a Community Outreach Based Clinic - is likely to be the way most veterans’ services will be handled as the waves of vets return home from Iraq and Afghanistan. “The VA is going to be overwhelmed,”


Dale White receives a certificate of appreciation from First Gentleman Mike Gregoire at a recent visit to the Governor’s mansion.


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Founders Day seeking volunteers

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Tonasket’s Conscious Culture Festival set to begin at noon on Friday, June 8 TONASKET - With Founders Day fast approaching, organizers are still seeking volunteers to help with various aspects of the celebration, particularly the parade through Tonasket on Saturday, June 2. “We’re getting parade forms in,” said Tonasket Chamber of Commerce vice president Julie Alley at the chamber’s May 8 meeting. “We’re still looking for judges (for floats) and crowd control and keeping people from going out into the street during the parade.” The following weekend, the Conscious Festival will be held at the Okanogan Family Faire grounds, 72 Cayuse Road, 12 miles east of Tonasket. It is a twoday music and cultural festival designed to be a family event, according to Michele Hankins, who was on hand to publicize the event.

“It’s a zero-waste event,” Hankins said. “So we encourage people to pack-it-in, pack it out, and we recycle what we can. Our vendors have to have recyclable or compostable containers for their food. “There will be workshops, classes. Last year we had about 1,500 people and this year should be about 2,000.” Hankins has been selling ads for a program guide this year. “It’s very different from the Barter (Okanogan Family) Faire,” she said. “People come to see something healthy, gentle on the earth, and listen to music.” Conscious Culture Festival begins at noon on June 8 and continues late into Saturday, June 9. Ticket information can be found online at or by calling 1-800838-3006. The Chamber next meets on Tuesday, May 22, at Whistler’s Family Restaurant.

Jeremy Ives Memorial Rodeo Scholarship offered Submitted by Rhonda Colbert Ives Scholarship Publicity

TONASKET - The Annual Jeremy Ives Memorial Bull Ride will be held Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2, at the Tonasket Rodeo Grounds as part of the Tonasket Founders Day Celebration. The event is held to raise funds for the Jeremy Ives Memorial Rodeo Scholarship. Cowboys from across the Pacific Northwest and Canada compete in the bull ride not only to win, but to honor the memory of young bull rider Jeremy Ives. The $500 Memorial Rodeo Scholarship is open to graduating seniors or graduates from

Okanogan and Ferry Counties, as well as graduating seniors or graduates of Grand Coulee schools, who plan to participate in College Rodeo, WPRA, PRCA, PBR or Pro-West. Past scholarships have been awarded to Sabrina Lay, Francis Marchand, Ashlee Abrahamson, Omak and Cheyenne Saltsman, Republic. Scholarship applications are available from the school guidance counselors or can be secured by calling Rhonda Colbert at (509) 476-3503. Mail completed applications to the Tonasket Comancheros, Inc. P.O. Box 169, Tonasket, WA 98855. They must be received by Monday, May 28.

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Abby Thompson (left) was one of several Tonasket Elementary students to read her own poetry or display Arbor Day-related art at Thursday’s tree planting ceremony at Chief Tonasket Park. Above: Students pose with, around and in a maple tree prior to planting it on Thursday at Chief Tonasket Park in honor of Arbor Day.

Oroville Senior Center plans auction fundraiser for expansion By Gary A. DeVon Managing Editor

OROVILLE – The Oroville Senior Center is expanding their building with a 30’x36’ addition and is planning an auction for mid-July to help fund the project. Members of the Senior Center have already solicited for bids to build the addition and the heating and cooling systems that will be needed. This expansion will provide increased space for activities


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and a secure interior office space for office equipment and storage, according to Spence Higby, who is the auction coordinator. There have already been several successful efforts to raise funds for the project and about $70,000 has been banked. However, the contractor’s bid for the new addition with building permits and sales taxes total about $90,000. The auction will be held to try and raise the difference, as well as money to provide interior furnishings. Several individuals have already stepped forward to help coordinate the auction efforts, according to Higby, including Larry Campbell, who has volunteered his services as license auctioneer. Campbell is also qualified to sell and transfer titles for used

vehicles. The auction is currently planned for July 14 at the old Chevron Station on the corner of Hwy. 97 and 21st Ave., just south of Prince’s Center. Sujit Singh has donated the space and Thompson Bees will assist in towing vehicles as needed. We need “your quality donations of furniture, appliances, collectibles and other items of value of $20 or more. Especially sought are vehicles like cars, boats, trailers, RVs or other motorized vehicles,” said Higby, who requests people not donate clothes or yard sale leftovers. Cash donations will also be cheerfully accepted, he adds. These should be sent to Verna Bjorkman at P.O. Box 31, Oroville, WA. 98844. “Many individuals and businesses recognize the impor-

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tance of the Senior Center, its food program and other activities. Whether you directly take part in these services isn’t needed for the community to understand the benefits,” Higby said. The center will provide assistance if needed in picking up or delivering donated items. For assistance and/or information contact any of the following: Dolly Engelbretson, Center President, (509) 4763336; Higby. (509) 429-4722; Tillie Porter, Publicity, (509) 476-3588; Bjorkman, Treasurer, (509) 476-3036; Kathi Hennig, Highlands Area, (509) 4852427; Larry Smith, Highlands Area, (509) 485-2305; Bob Hirst, Calling Coordinator, (509) 476-4380; Marilyn Perry, Oroville Area, (509) 476-2584 or Bev Storm, Oroville Area, (509) 476-2488.

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‘Pretty Committee’ hosting TVBRC meeting By Brent Baker

TONASKET - The Tonasket Beautification Committee, a group of Tonasket residents that have been brainstorming ideas for improving the appearance of the downtown area, will be hosting a meeting Sunday, May 20, 5 p.m, at the Tonasket Visitors and Business Resource Center (TVBRC) to discuss plans and proposals with downtown business owners. The committee, also known as the “Pretty Committee,” wants to solicit as much input as possible before presenting its short term intentions to the Tonasket City Council on Tuesday, May 22. The committee, headed by

Patti Middleton of Buena Vista Quilting and Lodging, with Aaron Kester of Lee Franks Mercantile recording minutes, has had several early morning meetings involving a variety of participants. The committee has sought the expertise of Kurt Danison of Highlands Associates, who provided resources and input that has included the Economic Development Element of the city’s Comprehensive Plan. Currently, the committee will be seeking permission from the business owners and city council to repaint the downtown light, telephone and power poles Ace of Spades Satin Black, using volunteers to clean, prime and paint the poles prior to Founders Day festivities. The committee is also

Tonasket City Council | FROM A1 one of the northernmost points of pretty cold water if we can keep the flow up. I’d like to keep working to improve that part of the watershed. The tribe is raring to go on something up there if we could get something going up here.” Plumb said it was hard to know the impact until one could see a live steelhead run going up the creek when it has a good flow. Other pollution is also a problem, he said. “People think that it’s just a dump,” Plumb said. “It’s already worse this week after it had recently been cleaned up... “ “This might be worth looking into with Don for some specific action items,” Bevis said. “If we could come up with a concrete next set of steps.” “There are a lot of funding opportunities that could be presented in context of the next step,” Bevis said. “If you could draft a concrete proposal and if it could obviously benefit the fish, you could probably get it funded.” “What I’m talking about is wild salmon habitat improvement,” Plumb said. “The run we’ve had the last two years showed me they’re already here.... but that five years of work, Mr. (Scott) Olson’s trying to keep it clean, but there’s not enough dumpsters. “If we could take ownership of keeping that watershed clean, and for it to be good fish habitat.” “Perhaps we could work up a brainstorm on Bonaparte,” Bevis said. “We need to figure out what the next steps are and tie it into broader funding, not just the conservation district.” McIvor said in the 1800s, there were about 13 million wild salmon of various types in the Columbia River system; currently there are only about 220,000 (not including hatchery fish). The Salmon Recovery Board is a non-profit organization that facilitates putting plans into action that can help with salmon recovery. Some past changes include using

selective harvest gear; use of sport fishing to remove hatchery fish from natural spawning grounds; changing hatchery practices as mandated by Congress such as fin clipping to mark hatchery fish; and removing blocks to fish passage, and opening side channels to facilitate habitat restoration.

Danison reports Tonasket city planner Kurt Danison reported several items: * The county has continued to make progress on zoning restrictions to protect areas surrounding small local airports, including a six month moratorium on building permits in areas at either end of runways. “Lee Orr has been great as a representative,” Danison said. “He’s very thoughtful and very familiar with the issues. “The majority of the people on the committee are pilots and they are more concerned about the safety of people on the ground than about themselves. The county has a record of crashes at the ends of runways. Eventually we’ll have to take that up ourselves as a portion of the city is on the fringe of those areas.” Danison said reconfiguration of lots on the Eagle Canyon development south of the Tonasket Airport made it more palatable to the zoning committee. “They drastically reduced the number of lots,” he said. “It conforms to the intent of creating more open space. The decrease in density and increase in lot sizes is the model the want to see.” * Regarding the city’s swimming pool, Danison said the Recreation Conservation Office declared the the pool obsolete. The city has five years to establish it is making substantial progress on replacing it. Danison said he explained to the RCO there was a fund in place, thanks to the gift given in the wake of Gordon Stangland’s death, and the intent was to move ahead.

seeking permission to hang yearround flags, request alterations in the height and location of some flag holders and banners, and request that the city repaint the fire hydrants to match the poles. In the long term, the committee seeks to build on the current resources of Tonasket and enhance local business and the local economy by moving toward becoming more walkable downtown. That includes using next year’s scheduled road work on Whitcomb Avenue and ADA ramp installation as an opportunity to place trees and tree wells in the sidewalks. The committee’s next regular meeting will be Wednesday, May 23, at 6:30 a.m. at Shannon’s. Additionally, Plumb reported the lack of a permanent wheelchair lift in the pool may have forced the city to shut it down this year anyway. * Danison said Linda Black was making progress in seeking funding for a splash pad that could be built much sooner than the pool could be replaced. “History Park would seem to be the ideal place,” Danison said. “She seems to have the energy to pull it off and has been seeking donations. As she gets closer to funding it she’ll come to the council, and we’ll get it figured out.” *Finally, Danison said he had been working with the Tonasket Beautification Committee, which has been making plans to spruce up the downtown area. “I’ve been trying to get input for our comprehensive plan, so the planning commission can get some input as no one comes to those meetings,” he said. “They confirmed that the goals should be the same. Their greatest interest is in physically going in and getting something done. It’s really exciting to see their energy.” He added he’d asked Black and chamber president Dale Crandall for feed back on the economic development plan as well.

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Tonasket veteran Michael Stewart meets with “First Mike” Gregoire, husband of Governor Chris Gregoire and a proponent of veterans’ affairs, at the Governor’s mansion last month.

Veterans | FROM A1 he said. “They can’t build enough hospitals with the lack of money that is out there. So this is the way the VA is going, at least our concept of it. In the future there will be less and less reliance on hubs like Spokane and Seattle, and more on places like this.” Stewart said he was motivated to insure that returning veterans don’t receive the treatment that has happened at times in the nation’s history. The treatment of returning Nam vets is wellremembered, but not so much the Bonus Wars of the 1930s. “When those vets came home, there were a lot of promises made, but the administration denied them,” Stewart said. “McArthur, Patton and, unfortunately, a young Eisenhower, set federal troops on our veterans that were occupying the White House lawn in protest. Because of all those mistakes, one was killed and one was wounded. “That was a lot of the treatment that happened back then. Today we’re not facing the emotional issues like that, but the country is in similar trouble economically.

Veterans coming home today have access to excellent health care. Being a veteran is kind of in vogue right now, and we want to get things in place for them while that attitude is favorable.” As with anything that involves politics, it’s not all been smooth sailing. “There are still people sniping at us because we didn’t come to them as older veterans and ask them what they think,” Stewart said. “But I’m not a PC guy at all. “Any veteran that sits on a board dealing with these issues, you’re an adviser. You don’t have power, other than maybe to ruin a guy’s life. That’s why it’s so important that the commissioners have been 100 percent behind us. They were the ones that created the resolution that became law, and that led to the creation of Shane’s position.” In addition to the work on the VA clinic, Stewart said that the continuing construction at the Armed Forces Legacy Project site on the south end of town is the culmination of the same work. “Some of that will be an addi-

tion to what’s going on here,” Stewart said. “Our office there will be open the days that Shane isn’t here, plus we’ll be collecting oral histories, as well as shower facilities for our veterans that don’t have running water. “Not only is it to honor our veterans, but we want it to be a place where veterans can come to share more ideas that we can take to the community. We’ll have a membership with some political clout to bring these objectives to the commissioners.” Stewart even had the opportunity to stand before the audience between acts of the musical “South Pacific” in Omak the past two weekends. He briefly talked about veterans’ services, as well as the NVH ACEs program that provides low-cost clinic visits to the general public and veterans alike. He said it was all part of his mission to make sure vets access what they’re entitled to. “We come out of our homes to service the veterans,” he said. “It’s not for the kudos or pats on the back, or to get bit in the ass. It’s to ensure that what happened to me when I came home, and what happened to those guys in the ‘30s, doesn’t happen again.”

Other actions Police Chief Robert Burks was authorized to pursue a pair grants that, if successfully applied for, could provide three years of wages for an additional officer and funding for a Dodge Charger police car. He was also granted permission to negotiate the purchase of a used Crown Victoria patrol car that, according to Burks, “is in better shape than anything we’re using now.” The council rescheduled its regular June 12 meeting to Wednesday, June 13, due to the Tonasket Middle School’s promotion ceremonies that would directly affect at least two councilmembers. The Tonasket City Council next meets Tuesday, May 22, at 7:00 p.m.

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May Festival just the start

We hope everyone enjoyed last weekend’s May Festival, it sure seemed as if everyone was having a good time. While Oroville’s longest running annual festival is a great time to get together with family and friends, it’s just the start of many spring and summer activities planned in the north end of our valley. This coming Saturday we have the Run for the Border charity ride which promises upwards of 300 visitors astride their motorcycles descending on Oroville. The ride raises money for causes connected with our servicemen and women and veterans. June 1 and 2 is Founders Day in Tonasket with the parade and rodeo being the main features, but there’s a lot more to Tonasket’s big annual event. June 16 the North Country Car Club has their annual event at the Tonasket Rodeo Grounds. The Molson Midsummer Festival is also held on June 16 and is full of old fashioned family fun. The Father’s Day Fly-in in Tonasket is also held each June and is a very popular event Out of among pilots, kids and those that want to My Mind support Tonasket’s Municipal Airport. It’s Gary A. DeVon June 17 this year. July of brings more rodeo, this time in Chesaw for their long running Fourth of July Rodeo. Also that day, Oroville lights up their night sky with the Community Fireworks display at Deep Bay Park. The Truck and Tractor Pull at the Tonasket Arena is July 14. Oroville has its Heritage and Airport Day on July 20-21 this year and the Can Am Hyrdoplane Races are back at Oroville’s Deep Bay Park that same weekend. August starts out with the Bulls and Barrels/Roping Event at the Tonasket Arena Aug. 2 and 3. In Oroville, two very popular events, both in their third year, coincide this summer – the Tumbleweed Film Festival, Aug. 2-4 and the Toast of Oroville Wine Festival, Saturday, Aug. 4. The film festival, featuring short films from around the world, is held at Veranda Beach Resort, Alpine Brewery and Esther Bricques Winery. The wine festival, which hosts Oroville’s local wineries and others from around the region, takes place at Oroville’s “City Park.” August winds up with Chesaw’s Hot August Nights, a local favorite. Summer comes to a close with the Demolition Derby at the Tonasket Arena on Sept. 2. Our communities have a lot to offer locals and visitors this summer, and like May Festival, it’s a lot of work for the people who put in the many hours it takes to bring you these events. Let’s do our part by planning on attending as many as we can and patronizing the local businesses and other sponsors who help to bring them to us.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Thank a volunteer Dear Editor, As new managers of the Camaray Motel, last year my wife and I simply watched the May Festival parade and played host to the many guests who use the weekend as a homecoming. But this year, now that I am the president of the Chamber of Commerce, I jumped in and helped with the Chamber BBQ (this year wonderfully orchestrated by the Eagles Auxiliary). I learned first hand from the volunteers for the BBQ how many people put in sacrificial hours to make the May Festival happen. Many volunteers have been helping with the BBQ for over two decades. One volunteer has done the cooking of the beans and sauce in the grade school kitchen for 24 years, during which time she has never seen the parade. If I gave her name, I’d have to start listing all the names of all such people who give so much to this community for this event. The BBQ is just one of many events. There are similar (and sometimes overlapping) volunteers for the Basketball Tournament, for the parade, for the Fun Run, for the Bass Tournament. If you know one of these volunteers, say “Thank you”. And consider becoming a volunteer next year! Clyde Andrews – President Oroville Chamber of Commerce

What do you stand for Dear Editor, Last night, or two weeks ago as you are reading this, my wife and I went to see an incredibly and wonderfully exciting play called South Pacific. A play taking place on an island in the Pacific seeing the lighter, yet necessary side, of World War II much as MASH did about the undeclared, yet vicious war in Korea. There was a short conversation between an island inhabitant and some navy personnel where the island inhabitant, in confronting a navy officer, said “I know what you are all against in this war, but what are you for?” In the next few months we will continue to be involved, in many different ways, in electing a president. If you are Republican, I really don’t want to hear from you what is wrong with the Democrats. If you are Democrat, please don’t waste my time, and yours, by telling me what is wrong with the Republicans. If you are an independent, I really don’t want to hear what’s wrong with either of the other parties. But, what I do want hear from you is what do you stand for and why. If I were to adopt the position you aspire, how will that structurally affect the growth and solidarity of our nation. How will your position enhance the Constitution? How will or should the Bill of Rights be correctly applied? Will I continue to have the right to bear arms and will the castle law continue to be a part of life in the State of Washington? Will I continue to have the right to worship as I choose or if I choose not to worship, will that right be extended to me without either position being imposed upon me? These, and other questions, lie at your feet to, not only encourage, but almost demand that you deal with them and to do so without imposition. Again, like the proverbial inhabitant in South

Pacific, “We know what you are against, what are you for?” The old coffee drinker, Randy Middleton Tonasket, Wash.

Choose to be positive Dear Editor, I am writing to tell you that I enjoyed your article – “Canadian ownership not a bad thing.” You mentioned people fussing about it. Well I say it is not a bad thing at all. I was born in Oliver, B.C. You see, it cost my parents about $150 for doctor visits and hospital stay to have me there. They couldn’t afford in 1972 the rising costs of medical in the states, so they went to Canada. I remember going there as a child lots of times to buy school clothing and see doctors and such. To me Canada is a good country to share with. Note that I said “share with”. Now let me ask you, do these complainers ever buy clothes, food or gas? Well, they are indeed buying from other countries that own and partner companies with the U.S. So, why is everyone in a tizzy about in the local paper? I just don’t know much about all that I suppose. What I do know is that if we spend our energy complaining, what are we doing? It’s a ripple effect. That’s a lot of negative energy! I choose to be positive. I welcome our neighbors to Oroville. After all, they are people just like us. The only thing that separates us from them is the politics and governing authorities. A lot of horse pukey as my Grandpa Ed would say. God made this world. We are all his creation and Jesus wants us to live in peace and harmony, not bicker over who owns what on what land...ya de ya de ya de. Community you see it’s not about the labels its about people! We are to love our neighbors. That is the greatest commandment. Jesus says it in Matthew 22:34-40. Gary, you are right on to express what you did and I commend you for that and as far a the criticism about punctuation in the paper, well your human and it happens. As long as you are open to allowing the freedom of others to write and you publish that, I say that you get the big picture. Romans 12: 9-13 says, “Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil, cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal but keep your spiritual fevor serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with God’s people who are in

need. Practice hospitality.” The loving is not the hard part, it’s getting the bitterness out so that you can love that’s hard and from my experience there’s only one way. Let go and let God work in us. He will take away all the bitterness and give light to see the unseen. Well, may God bless you all. Thanks again community, family and friends. Test everything, hold onto the good. Avoid every kind of evil. 1st Thessalonians 5: 21-22. His servant, Sabrina Rounds Missoula, Mont.

Justice needs to be done Dear Editor, My sister Heather Anderson was murdered on the Colville Reservation Dec. 17, 2009. It is an on-going investigation with no arrest made (yet) and 2 1/2 years later - Nothing! My family and I are not the only ones upset that justice has not been done. I have attached a letter written to John Walsh, from a Fireman named Scott Ross, in regards to my sister’s murder. We are asking for anybody with ANY information to please contact the F.B.I immediately. It has been two years now and nothing, it is sad that the people on the reservation have no morals and refuse to cooperate with the F.B.I hopefully somebody will. To all at America’s Most Wanted, My name is Scott Ross, and I am a Firefighter for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection – CAL FIRE, and a Fire Apparatus Operator for the South Lake Co. Fire Protection District, Lake Co., CA. I am writing you regarding a young woman, Heather Anderson, who was murdered in December of 2009. You have already been contacted by one of her family members, but I am compelled to contact you myself as well.

My first contact with Heather was on duty with CAL FIRE. She was a victim of a vehicle accident to which my Engine responded. Normally, the story would begin and end right there, but I was soon to be involved in this young girl’s life in a way I could not have imagined. Rather than tell the whole story right here, I have enclosed some news articles that paint the picture pretty well. What ended as (and should have remained) a warm, feel good story, turned to a senseless tragedy. This young lady impacted my life in a positive, inspirational way. As a general rule, I would not attend a funeral of someone I encountered in my line of work. But Heather was different. She showed me a fighting spirit, and gave me a success story that I didn’t even realize I was in such need of. So, of course, the news of her death shook me pretty hard. I had no choice but to attend her service. You couldn’t have kept me away. Since then, I have remained in contact with Heather’s mother, Diana, and with Elizabeth Larson, the editor of who ran the articles. Neither one has been given any kind of inkling that anything is being done. Diana has had contact with the FBI Special Agent in charge of Heather’s case, and is in no way satisfied; and frankly, neither am I. I am, therefore, asking that you take a look into Heather’s case. You have the investigative resources, and the ability to “Get the word out”, that might be the only chance Heather’s family has for justice and/or closure. I am available to you for any information or back story I am able to provide. I know you must get thousands of these requests, but I hope Heather’s story touches you as much as it has touched everyone I know that’s heard it. Please take a minute from your busy schedule to read his story... in hopes of getting some leads in her case. Thank you for your time, Heather Anderson Nice Calif.

Life’s Lessons from your Mother BY BRYAN GOLDEN

Your mother tried to teach you some valuable lessons. Moms have a unique ability to impart essential wisdom. Unfortunately, most of us were too young to really appreciate their value. Mother’s Day is a great time to review the following advice you got when you were a kid. You can be whatever you want to be. You have no limitations. The whole world is open to you. Your future is ahead of you. You can accomplish whatever you set your mind to. It’s OK to dream. Be nice to your friends and

they will be nice to you. People respond to the way you treat them. If you are mean and selfish, no one will want to play with you. Share your toys and don’t be a bully. Be considerate of the feelings of others. Do your homework and you will get good grades. Success takes work. If you don’t put in the effort, you won’t reap the rewards. Those who work hard will succeed. Clean your room now. Get things done today and you won’t have to worry about them. If you let things pile up, it will be difficult to catch up. You can play once your chores are done.

Get your work done before you take a break. Then you can relax and have a good time. Stay in school. If you don’t get an education, your opportunities will be limited. Don’t drop out of school. The more you learn, the more you benefit. Sticks and stones will break your bones but names will never hurt you. It doesn’t matter what other people say. Don’t allow others to upset you. There will always be mean people. Don’t pay attention to them. Don’t waste your time. Time goes by very fast. Don’t wait to pursue your dreams.

Be thankful for what you have. There are many who are not as fortunate as you. Be grateful for your home and family. It doesn’t matter what someone else has. Don’t complain. Whining is annoying. If you have something to say, say it. If you complain all the time, no one will want to listen to you. Bryan is the author of “Dare to Live Without Limits.” Visit www. or your bookstore. Bryan is a self-development expert, syndicated columnist and professor. E-mail Bryan at ©2012 Bryan Golden

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Okanogan Valley Life Mother Nature kind to us for May Day Festival Mother Nature was good to the valley and the sun shone beautifully for the 78th year of the traditional May Day Parade. It couldn’t have been nicer! The queen’s float was very well done and my Wenatchee daughter saw it in the Apple Blossom Parade and said it was probably the best one, in its category, in her opinion. So, “Hat’s Off ” to those with the ideas, skills and workmanship in getting the job done. We were proud of the young lady riding on the United Methodist Church float. At the age of 102 years, Ellen Roberts looked quite regal in her position. Many of the folks watching, said, “I had her for my teacher in grade school!” What a lady! Did you think you were seeing double when Bruce Cool drove by in the convertible, with two of a kind, the twins, Dee (Patterson) and Doris (Reynolds) in their spot of Grand Marshals. Kudos to the Oroville music teacher, who has created more interest, than there’s been in quite some time, by having a sizable band, in uniform, marching and playing in the parade. And a large number in elementary band. Good job! Tonasket band is always a nice addition to any parade.

And, of course the Fire Dept. was well represented with their many bright red trucks, not to be outdone by old faithTHIS & THAT the ful Model Joyce Emry “T” Ford truck that is all over the streets, making kids happy with the candy in the streets. Oroville has a fire dept. to be proud of, as well as the ambulance and medics. We don’t know how lucky we are until a disaster strikes and helps arrives. The bar-b-que was good and seemed to have ample help with the Eagles joining in this year. All in all it was a fantastic day, and very well attended. Lilacs, lilacs everywhere, in all shades of lavender adorning so many places. One thing about a lilac, if you ever get one started it’s there forever, (usually). And the beauty of the dogwood bushes and trees all come through in shades of pink and white. In my home state the white dogwoods grow wild and are intermingled with the redbud


By Dolly Engelbretson

Mother’s Day weekend was fabulous because of the weather. The sunshine was great and it certainly brought out the parade watchers. They were lined up two and three deep for several blocks. I am happy to say that the Garden Clubs float won a blue ribbon for the third straight year. They are proudly displayed at the Senior Center where they meet monthly. They always meet the second Friday of the month and newcomers are always welcome. The buzz around the Center are the plans for the addition to the existing building. Several people have given their input as to what the configuration of the

30x36 addition will be. Obviously, we need secured office space and a janitorial room. No more cleaning equipment in the handicap restroom. Vouchers for the 2012 Seniors Farmers Market Nutrition Program will be distributed at the center on June 5, on a first served basis starting 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Age and income requirements must be met. The program is sponsored by the Aging

bushes, and make for a beautiful bouquet as they are sometimes intertwined in the forests. It’s good to see Barb Forrester and Bev Storm out for their daily walks again. Barb had a bit of a setback, due to health issues, and their walks were discontinued, for a bit. Hey, have you been by City Hall and the Fire Station and seen the new paint job? Lookin’ good! The International Chorus that sang in the high school Commons, last Saturday afternoon, was excellent, with a good choice of songs, an excellent leader, good singers from both sides of the Border and the best thing was the announcement of a return performance in December. Watch for dates and times. Orchids to Sibley’s for once again opening their home, which was once occupied by Effie Coulton, the teacher dreaded by many, to the graduating classes through the forties. Darleen Owyens used to host “the gang” at her home but has moved to Idaho. She and Laura Jean Worthington, (with additional help) were in charge. Finger foods were served to about twenty (a guess) and it was good to have the Buckmiller family represented by David and two of his sisters, Carol and Barbara. and Adult Care program in East Wenatchee. Must have picture ID. Living Healthy Program for Seniors and their caregivers will be held here at the Center on July 11 from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Learn how to live healthy and prevent disease and disability. Ask questions and get answers from a qualified medical professional. The program is open to anyone in need of the latest in healthy living. Pinochle scores for May 12: Dolly E won the door prize and high score for the evening. Wow! Zane Gazaway had the most pinochles and Judy Ripley was second high. More next time...

J.C. Wisdom is always fun to have on hand, coming from Spokane. Jean Worthington brought a lot of Memory/Photograph albums for those present to look through. Death has taken a goodly number of classmates and friends, but memories live forever. On Friday, March 11, another group of classmates and friends, from the earlier forties, met at the Red Lion Inn, Wenatchee, for lunch. Al and Mary Alice Robinson made arrangements for this get together. Some that have health issues felt they couldn’t make it all the way to Oroville, so a central point was chosen. Dale Parker from Seattle and his two sisters, Marjorie and Marilyn Jo...remember their dad, Joe the barber? Virgil and Donna Forney, Yakima, Darleene Owyen, Burley, Idaho, Clyde and Everett Green, Mrs. Clyde Paul, Marjie (Byrd) Farrens, Betty (Ramey) Dick Henneman and Fred Owyen and wife. If I missed anyone, I’m sorry. The new electronic reader board is installed and looking great, replacing the old one that had to be hand set, therefore often being outdated. What a great addition. Too bad the enthusiasm was marred by controversy, (right or wrong). I’m not going there. I get into enough trouble just trying to (do my own thing).


We have been blessed these past days with the blue skies and sunshine. More and more pastures are turning green with new growth or have been newly tilled and seeded. All the birds are back to make their nests and start their little families. The trees and bushes are budding and flowering. I think spring is finally with us. It was just in time for the May Day Festivities. Many Hilltoppers ventured to Oroville to be a part of the big parade as Royalty on a float or in a convertible, or perhaps in one of the school bands. Line up and judging started at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday with the parade starting at 10 a.m. There were many entries. How many you ask? Well, I don’t know for sure. I did hear that there were more than 50 numbers. Saturday, May 19 is Casino Day for the Highland Hooters Red Hat Ladies at 11:30 a.m. at the Bingo Casino in Okanogan. Those ladies that sign up on

Wednesday by calling Marianne at 485-2103 to get your names on the list, so you will get the perks (free lunch, $10 gaming ticket, possible door prizes, free soda and coffee). Everyone is welcome, make your reservation now. On May 19 at 5 p.m. in the Molson Grange Hall there will be a presentation of country gospel music, featuring Cliff, Georgie, Dave and Drew. A night of love songs and worship music from the 50’s 60’s and 70’s. Donations will be accepted at the door. All proceeds to benefit the Ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ. Everyone is welcome, bring your friends and family. We have some new neighbors. Welcome to the neighborhood, Stewart and Lindsey. The big sale will be here soon. The date is May 26, the Saturday

of Memorial Day weekend from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Molson Grange Hall. There is no charge for tables so call Penny Cole and reserve yours now. 4852343. The Chesaw ladies will be preparing their great Taco Salad for lunch starting at 11:30 a.m. These salads are the best so, come early. Coffee and donuts will be available from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. If you have donations, call Penny Cole 485-2343 or Marianne 485-2103. Sunday will be a half-price or bag sale. The Okanogan Highlands Mounted Drill Team will be starting up soon. Any one interested in being a member or wants more information should call Suzie Nelson at 485-3346 or Britney Jewett at 485-2204. Children and adults are welcome. The Molson Cemetary committee will be doing their clean up and mowing on Saturday May 17 at 9 a.m. Anyone can come and help, bring your garden tools. Until next week.

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severely ill, as was announced at church last Sunday. He has fought a courageous battle due to cancer, but his body is getting very tired. The temperatures finally hit a high mark, so summer is truly here for a few days, at least. Dave Taylor seems to be recovering very nicely from his recent heart attack and surgery. Bev Lee is scheduled to have a second hip replacement, June 12. Dolly Englebretson is having a second knee operation, as the first one wasn’t successful and the pain has been almost unbearable. Howard Cumbo had to once again, return to Brewster hospital after he had another fall. His bones seem to be so brittle they just won’t hold him up. Hopefully this will be the end of his problems. He has been such a faithful member at the senior center and especially at pinochle. We miss him a lot. A visit with Irene Manuel found her very tired. She is extremely thin but says she “just isn’t hungry anymore”. She still has a great sense of humor and was happy to be surrounded with loved ones, especially her children. I have known Irene for many years and always enjoyed chatting with her at yard sales, but she isn’t up to doing the walking it takes to do the yard sales.

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Hopefully things will get working smoothly with the school and board. That too, is a most difficult (and often thankless) job. Vicki Haney had three of her children at her home for Mother’s Day. Jason and family, Justin and his family from Snohomish and Janae and her husband David, from Issaquah. Marco Louback, Brazil spent a short visit at our house this week. Marco was an exchange student thirty years ago, and lived with us off and on for nine years, and became as one of our family. At this time he lives in Brazil with his wife and three sons, but still has a business in the Boston area. Norman Dull and his wife spent Mother’s Day with his mom, Evelyn and while here they attended the performance of South Pacific, in Omak. In ten days it will be Memorial Day or as we used to call it, Decoration Day. The tradition of going to the cemetery and decorating graves of loved ones has dwindled somewhat these days but many still do. It is also time to remember to make a donation to the Friends of the Cemetery to help with the expenses of keeping the place looking nice. My good friend and provider of the best tomatoes, for the past several years, Malcomb Hall, is

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

Flea Market OROVILLE – Oroville Grange Flea Market Saturday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 622 Fir. Watch for sign on Highway 97 south of town. A lot of of new items and lots of bargains. Tables are available to rent. Local honey is available. Donations are welcome. For more information call Betty Steg at (509) 476-3878.

Annual Auction OROVILLE – The First Annual Masons of Oroville/Tonasket and Aurora Lodge #201 will have an auction at the Oroville American Legion on Saturday, May 19 at 6 p.m.

Country Gospel Music MOLSON – On Saturday, May 19 there will be a presentation of country gospel music at the Molson Grange Hall. This performance will feature Cliff, Georgie, Dave and Drew. Donations will be accepted at the door. All proceeds to benefit the Ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ. Everyone is welcome.

Don’t Put if Off OROVILLE - It was such a success the first time, we’re offering it again. On Monday, May 21, our Don’t Put It Off instructor will teach you about wills, living trusts, community property agreements and health directives.

OROVILLE – The second annual Inland Northwest Honor Flight Nacho Feed is being held on Saturday, May 19 at the Oroville Eagles from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Chewelah sixth graders, Justin Peterson, is raising money for this wonderful cause. Please honor Inland Northwest World War II Veterans by helping to send them to Washington D.C. to see the memorial built in their honor. Call (509) 935-7878 with any questions. Donations can be mailed to 617 N. Ridge St., Chewelah, WA 99109. You’ll learn about probate and what it takes to avoid it. It is so important to protect your assets and your family, and you will discover a peace of mind when it’s all done and safely locked away. Register with the form on the back of the NVCS catalog, go online to www.northvalleycommunityschools, or call Ellen at 476-2011. She’s there to answer all your questions and to help you register. Not there? She’ll get back to you soon.

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Church Guide

Do you have a Special Event or Special Person you want to honor at your church? To reserve this spot call Charlene at 476-3602 for details

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

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Chesaw Community Bible Church

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

MOLSON Community Christian Fellowship

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

RIVERSIDE Riverside Lighthouse - Assembly of God

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

TONASKET Holy Rosary Parish

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

Immanuel Lutheran Church

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

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

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

Branch, on Wednesday, May 23 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. as Shay Ugaldea is relocating to Sterling Savings in Spokane.

Joan Inlow Hylton Scholarship TONASKET – Applications are now being for the Joan Inlow Hylton memorial scholarship. This is open to any graduate of Tonasket High School or surrounding area who is interested in a health care field. Applications may be obtained from Tonasket High School counselor, Betty Holmes, June Kershner or Margaret Williams. Application closing date is May 25.

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

Tonasket Community UCC

24 E. 4th, Tonasket • 486-2181

“A biblically based, thoughtful group of Christian People”

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

Whitestone Church of the Brethren

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

Ellisforde Church of the Brethren

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

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

Pastor Jim Yaussy Albright.

Molson Community Yard Sale 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.

Curlew Barrel Derby

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 nohost social hour will be held at The Kuhler, followed by a nohost dinner at 6 p.m. For more details call (509) 322-2098 or (702) 332-8133. Other classes and teachers are welcome.

CURLEW – The Curlew Barrel

By North Valley Community Schools

Mushrooms! You see them in the woods, they look so good, but hmmmmm, do you dare? Are they good to eat - or not? If not, you sure don’t want to pick them. The Mushroom Hunt Tour on Tuesday, May 22, offers you the opportunity to learn the difference between the edibles and the no-nos. Three other classes are coming up the end of May. Learn the basics of how to spot trouble and

By Gai Wisdom

So May Day has come and gone and some of us are grateful. It was so good to see the friends and family and we wish to see them again soon. May Day is a huge project that manages to get done every year and our May Day Committee is super. No one who has never been involved in the process has a clue as to what is going on behind the parade. That’s all we see and it’s like magic, the things that appear before our eyes. Well, it ain’t magic, it’s just a lot of hard work by very few people to get the whole show on the road. (Or Main Street). A great many people do come together in the finale, but it is really lonely out there in front at the beginning.


Your peas should be planted and up with colder nights and warmer weather coming there are also lots of flowers up. Everything looks very nice. It is scholarship time again and you can win $400 in gas or groceries. Just come in and win or donate for education for one of our students looking for a better

THE LEARNING TREE how to respond with Car Talk for Women on Tuesdays, May 22 and 29. Discover techniques for making that interview less than scary with Ace Your Job Interview on Thursdays, May 24 and 31. Finally, a two session class on making scarves or hats with Knifty Knitter Looms starts

EAGLEDOM AT WORK The Ladies Auxiliary want to thank the members, family and friends who turned out to help us also the “old guys”, who have 10, 15 and 25 years of doing this ( Joan Cool), who’s experience who taught us so much. Our Open House Saturday was a huge success, thanks in part to The Crooked Stick Club from Canada who have been joining us in Oroville for May Day for the last 32 years. This is the first year they have been in the Eagles and we will be happy to host them for 32 more years. The motorcycles for Run for the Border will be here on May 19. There will be a Nacho Feed

TONASKET EAGLES education drawing will be held June 2 at 10 p.m. We have lots of good prizes for Bingo. If you don’t come you can’t win! Bingo starts at 7 p.m. and Burger Night starts at 5:30 p.m. Friday’s burger will be Chili

on Thursday, May 31. Remember, we ask that you sign up and pay for your class at least five days before it starts. We need to give our instructors plenty of time to complete their final touches. Remember, too, that we take latecomers if the class has its minimum enrollment. Full refunds will be given for all classes NVCS must cancel. Refunds for personal cancellations need to be requested five business days prior to class. Ellen is the person to call for information or registration at 476-2011.

that day at the Eagles to support the Hero Flight program put on by 12-year old, Justin Peterson, grandson of Tony and Peggy Koepke. We need to turn out and help this worthy cause. The Ultimate Playmates will be here May 25 at 9 p.m. It’s a great time for the guys to get together and have fun. And for the ladies, the Ultimate Males will be here June 1. Get your tickets now! 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 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.

Cheese Dogs ($5). This Friday, May 18, Bingo same night starting at 7 p.m. Don’t forget to come in and sign in and shake a shift. We also have many great pull tab games. Hope to see you soon. Anyone who is ill or sick, a speedy recovery to good health. The Biggest little Eagles in the state. Until next time. God bless you all.

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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 sholarship fund. Connie Palmer will lead the group in a sing-a-long. For more information call (509) 422-3393.

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) 7794742.

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may festival Oroville’s 78th May Festival Simply Enchanting

Oroville High School and Junior High bands

Oroville RFD’s ‘new’ 50-foot ladder truck

Queen Ali and Princess Dayna By Gary A. DeVon Managing Editor

OROVILLE – The theme of this year’s May Festival was “Simple Enchantment” and enchanting it was with the Sixth Grade Royalty taking top honors for Best Float in the parade and the Seventh Grade Royalty selected as Queen Ali Miller’s choice. In the Royalty Division, the freshman class took first place,

followed by the junior class in second and the senior class in third. Mounted Royalty was led by Little Miss Washington in first, the Okanogan County Fair Queen in second and Tonasket Founders Day Rodeo Queen and the Caribou Trail Queen sharing third. Jay Neal’s red and white Ford convertible and Keeney’s 1924 took first place in the Car/Boat/ Motorcycle Division.

Followed by Rich Mathe’s 1968 and Blaine Wagnor’s 1969 autos. In the tractor Division a red, white and blue 1939 Oliver Tractor owned by Lamar Wooley won first place, followed by 1940 John Deere G owned by Ron Fiffany. A 1949 John Deer D and a 1953 John Deere A owned by Jerry Hendrick and Wolley respectively, took third place. Family Faire won first place in the Community Float Division,

followed by the Garden Club and the American Legion. The Community Youth Float Division was won by Early Head Start, followed by the Girl Scouts and the Boy Scouts. In the Church Category, the United Methodists were first place. KCTC Radio was second and Bible Faith and Family was third. Similkameen Adventures/ Prince’s Warehouse was number one for this year’s Horse Units,

Gold Digger Apples and Okanogan Estate and Winery float Tail River was second and Aaron Burks third. Tonasket’s Marching Band and the Sophomore Class Royalty shared first place honors in the Senior School Division. The OHS Marching Band was second and the Freshman Class Royalty were third. In the Junior School Division it was the Sixth Grade Royalty in first, followed by the Third Grade Royalty. The Elementary School Band

from Oroville and the Tonasket Sixth Grade Band split third. For Law Enforcement it was the U.S. Border Patrol in first, followed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection in second and the Okanogan County Sheriff ’s Department in third. For the Commercial Entries Oroville Reman and Reload went home with a first place. Gold Digger Apples and Discount Fireworks shared second place and Serenity Day Spa was third.

Tim and Bill Spaulding and their homemade mini roadster and camper combo and chopper Hi right back at you

Neal’s ‘57 Ford wins May Day Car Show

Gary DeVon/Staff Photo

Jay Neal came home in style last Saturday and then his 1957 Ford Skyline took first place at the May Festival Car Show. The red and white convertible was named the princess’ choice at the car show and was also a big hit in the parade amongst the other classic vehicles.

Car – 1st place, Jay Neal’s 1957 Ford Skyline; 2nd place, Sheila Crain’s 1969 Chevrolet Camaro and 3rd place, Phil Cox’s 1981 Chevrolet Corvette. Truck – 1st place, Bill Sawkin’s 1940 Chevrolet Super Cab; 2nd place, Nicolas Perez’s 1960 Chevrolet and 3rd place, Kevin Hand’s 1961 Chevrolet Corvair. Motorcycle – 1st place, Josh Bordwell’s 2009 Triumph; 2nd place, Tim and Bill Spaulding’s 2002 mini chopper and 3rd place, Frank Grunert’s 1966 Suzuki. Tractor – 1st place, Ron Tiffany’s 1940 John Deere; 2nd place, Jerry Millholand’s 1964 Ford and 3rd place, J.C. Fredrick’s 1958 Ford. Kevin Hand from Double K Auto Repair was the emcee and head cook at the popular annual event.

By Gary A. DeVon Managing Editor

OROVILLE – Jay Neal’s 1957 Ford Skyline was the top car and Bill Sawkin’s 1940 Chevrolet Super Cab was the top truck at this year’s May Day Car Show held in the parking lot of the Shop Tavern and Subway Restaurant. The winner of first place in the Tractor Division was Ron Tiffany’s 1940 John Deere and Josh Bordwell’s 2009 Triumph took top honors in the Motorcycle Division. Queen’s Choice was Sheila Crain’s 1969 burgundy Chevrolet Camaro and Neal’s red and white skyline was the Princess’ Choice. Full results are as follows:

Gary DeVon/Staff Photo

The winners (and their representatives) in this year’s May Festival Car Show held in the Shop Tavern/Subway parking lot last Saturday. The show featured Car, Truck, Tractor and Motorcycle divisions.

Tillie Porter with Oroville Garden Club Parading for peace

Halverson wins Fun Run 5K, Forsman wins 2M Submitted

OROVILLE – Damon Halvorsen was the overall winner of the May Festival Fun Run 5K and Duncan Forsman was the overall winner of the two mile race in the men’s category. Winning for the women were Abby Callison in the 5K and True Downy in the two-mile. The following are how this year’s participants finished and their times for the top three positions: 5K Age 12-14 1st - James D., 41:31 Age 15-19 1st – Damon Halvorsen, 17:38, 2nd – Abby Callison, 21:22, 3rd – Madison Hatch, 24:48 Age 20-29

1st – Josh Bordwell, 21:16, 2nd – Lindsey Cook, 35:13, 3rd – Lacy Cook, 35:15 Age 30-39 1st – Andrew Zosel, 26:27, 2nd – Jody Evans, 29:36, 3rd – Shay Ugaldea, 31:33 Age 40-49 1st – Wade Wills, 24:36, 2nd – Heather Downay, 27:08, 3rd – Steffi Fuchs, 27:40 Age 50-59 1st – Amy, 27:45, 2nd – Rich Braman, 35:47, 3rd – Shawn Jensen, 50:17 Age 60-69 1st – Connie O’Brien, 43:43, 2nd – Kay Sibley, 51:32, 3rd – Mary Willey, 51:34 2M Ages 6-8 1st – Kyra Koepke, 19:06 Age 9-11 1st – Lindsey Koepke, 16:39,

2nd – Mica Donnay, 17:36, 3rd – Kolby Blackler, 29:34 Ages 15-19 1st – Duncan Forsman, 11:46, 2nd – Tosca Pickering, 23:45, 3rd Jasn McAllister, 31:54. Age 20-29 1st – Enz Blackler, 18;22, 2nd – Stephanie Blackler, 18:32, 3rd – Brandye Dehl, 34:34 Age 30-39 1st – Cindi Benitez, 29:33, 2nd – Jennifer Bedard, 32:41, 3rd – Tracy Anderson, 34:12 Age 50-59 1st – Howard Zosel, 19:46, 2nd – Bob Thornton, 20:24, 3rd – Zoe Sweger, 24:46 Age 60-69 1st – John Zosel, 26:29, 2nd – Linda Zosel, 27:31 Age 70+ 1st – Don Colbert, 21:29, 2nd – Florence Rise, 33:28


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local sports Hornet girls win third straight sub-district Boys take second in tight battle with Liberty Bell By Brent Baker

OROVILLE - Oroville’s track and field teams are peaking at just the right time. The Hornets, competing against schools their own size after spending much of the regular season going against larger schools at big invitationals, showed they were ready for the post-season Thursday, May 10, with the girls team winning the Central Washington League North Subdistrict meet by more than 50 points. The boys were edged by Liberty Bell in a twoway race for the team title. “The boys and girls really stepped up with 12 PRs,” said Oroville coach Harold Jensen. “We got 19 of our 23 athletes through to the district meet.” The girls ran up 153 points to easily outdistance Liberty Bell (108) for their third straight sub-district title. The Hornet girls dominated the meet despite never having the services this year

“Our younger girls are improving, and that is what made the difference.” Harold Jensen, Oroville Track & Field Coach

of last year’s multiple event state qualifying thrower, Kelsey Hughes, who was hurt during basketball season. “We knew going in it would be difficult to win without Kelsey,” Jensen said. “But our younger girls are improving, and that is what made the difference. All the girls did their part in scoring for the championship.” The Hornets got points where they expected to. Kaitlyn Grunst won the triple jump (31-10) and long jump (14-4.5) and took second in the high jump (4-6); Callie Barker claimed the pole vault (8-6), took third in the triple jump (29-10), and was fourth in the 300 hurdles (55.40), and Sierra Speiker took second in the 3200 (11:54.6), 1600 (5:37.50) and 800 (2:38.67). “Sierra is recovering from the flu, and her times are coming down again,” Jensen said. “Kaitlyn Grunst is progressing every

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Brent Baker / staff photos

Oroville’s girls track and field team won its third straight sub-district title on Thursday, while the boys finished second to Liberty Bell in the seven team meet. Above Brittany Jewett hands off to Sonia Bobadilla in the 4x200 relay. Top right, Luke Kindred finished third in the javelin; middle, Kali Peters takes flight in the long jump; bottom, Sierra Speiker (right) and Lake Roosevelt’s Kim Barry do battle in the 3200-meter run.

Tiger track teams send 24 to regionals Survive and Halvorsen wins twice, four others advance qualify in three events apiece

Four Tonasket tennis players advance to second weekend of districts

By Brent Baker

TONASKET - Tonasket’s boys and girls track teams combined to send 24 athletes to next week’s District 6/7 regional meet, giving coach Bob Thornton high hopes at putting together a solid contingent for the state finals. The Tiger boys finished second to Cashmere in the team scoring, while the girls finished fourth. “It was great to see how well everyone gave it all they had to do their best and move on to the next level,” Thornton said. The top four individuals in laned events, top four sprints, and top six in distance events and field events earned regional meet berths. The top three finishers in each meet Friday, May 18, at Cashmere head to the state finals the following weekend at Eastern Washington University. John Stedtfeld, Jake Hickman, Cassie Spear and Kathryn Cleman all earned three regional spots. Stedtfeld won the 200meter dash (23.27) and took second in the 100 (11.47); Hickman won the 800 (2:10.13); both competed on the winning 4x100 relay with Smith Condon and Zach Villalva (44.94); and Hickman joined with Devyn Catone, Jared Stedtfeld and Roberto Juarez to qualify in the 4x400 relay (3rd, 3:58.66). “The 4x100 relay ran a nearperfect race, showing they are ready,” Thornton said. Individually, Cleman qualified in the 300 hurdles (3rd, 53.11) and pole vault (4th, 7-0). Spear teamed with Kelly Cruz, Amber Kilpatrick and Karlie Henneman on the second-place 4x100 relay (52.73) and fourth-place 4x200, while Cleman joined with Timmarica Spellman, Kyndra Dellinger and Kylie Dellinger on the third-place 4x400. Also winning district titles for the boys were Damon Halvorsen

By Brent Baker

Terry Mills / submitted photos

Above, the Tigers’ Kylie Dellinger (second from left) ran a smart 1600 at Friday’s District 6 track meet, using the pack to her advantage for most of the race before finishing with a big kick to win the district title. Right, Jake Hickman (center), with teammates Smith Condon, John Stedtfeld and Zack Villalva, ran what coach Bob Thornton called “a near perfect race” to defeat top challenger Cashmere in the 4x100 relay. in the 1600 (4:44.39) and 3200 (10:04.52) while Villalva took second in the long jump (190.5). Other regional qualifiers

“Everyone is peaking just right. We are looking forward to how well they can do (at regionals).” Bob Thornton, Tonasket Track & Field Coach

included Villalva in the 100, Jared Stedtfeld in the 400, Devyn Catone and Ryker Marchand in the 800, Dallas Tyus in the 1600, Joaquin Polito in the javelin, Ethan Bensing in the high jump and triple jump and Jared

Stedtfeld in the 4x400 relay. “Ethan showed the hops he had, (especially) with a big PR in the triple jump,” Thornton said. “Jake, Damon and John continue to excel in their events and are ready to do the same at the regional meet. And Jared Stedtfeld took a chance in the 400 and ran his best race of the year.” Kylie Dellinger turned on the afterburners in the final lap of the 1600 to win by nearly 10 seconds (5:47.56). “Kylie ran a great race,” Thornton said, “giving her the confidence she needs going into the regional meet.” Other regional qualifiers included Ali Hill in the shot put, Yasmin Cervantes in the discus and javelin, Devan Utt in the high jump and long jump, and

Savannah Clinedinst in the pole vault. Friday’s regional meet begins at 4 p.m. at Cashmere. “Everyone is peaking just right,” Thornton said. “We are looking forward to how well they can do this Friday.”

Boys results (Regional Qualifiers and Tonasket results) Team Scoring - Cashmere 174, Tonasket 104, Omak 81, Chelan 67, Cascade 57, Okanogan 29. Top four advance to regionals in the following events: 100 Dash - 1. M. Roberts, CASH, 11.35; 2. Jo. Stedtfeld, TON, 11.47; 3. D. Merritt, CASC, 11.70; 4. Z. Villalva, TON, 11.82; 11. S. Condon, TON, 12.40; 12. Ja. Stedfeld, TON, 12.41. 200 Dash - 1. J. Stedfeld, TON, 23.27; 2. M. Roberts, CASH, 23.27; 3. D. Merritt, CASC, 23.55; 4. E. Oscarson,

CHEL, 24.00; 6. S. Condon, TON, 25.12; 11. D. Smith, TON, 26.95. 400 Dash - 1. S. Trudeaux, OMAK, 53.35; 2. J. Stolhammer, CASH, 55.22; 3. Ja. Stedtfeld, TON< 57.43; 4. C. Clarke, CASH, 57.97. 110 Hurdles - 1. J. Michael, CASH, 16.29; 2. E. Oscarson, CHEL, 16.99; 3. M. Schlyer, CASC, 17.69; 4. T. Lee, CASC, 18.16. 300 Hurdles - 1. J. Michael, CASH, 41.97; 2. T. Lee, CASC, 44.10; 3. H. Bristol, OKAN, 44.42; 4. M. Schlyer, CASC, 44.53. 4x100 Relay - 1. TON (Condon, Villalva, Hickman, Jo. Stedfeld), 44.94; 2. CASH, 45.48; 3. CASC, 45.78; 4. CHEL, 46.28. 4x400 Relay - 1. CHEL, 3:39.74; 2. CASH, 3:48.15; 3. TON (Catone, Smith, Condon, Hickman), 3:58.66. Top six advance to regionals in the following events: 800 Run - 1. J. Hickman, TON, 2:10.13; 2. R. Naranjo, CASH, 2:12.23; 3. D. Catone, TON, 2:23.79; 4. R. Marchand, TON, 2:27.64; 5. W. Holston,


OMAK - Tonasket had four tennis players survive the opening round of 1A/2B district tournament play at Omak on Saturday, May 12, and coach Dave Buchheim said that most of them are in good position to advance past the second weekend to the state finals. “As a team we actually did a little better than I thought we would,” Buchheim said. “We had a couple tough losses that could have gone either way but overall we played pretty well.” M e g a n Beyers and Verhasselt Cayla Monroe had a first round bye, then won both their doubles matches to take a high seed into next weekend’s action. The top three finish-

“We had a couple tough losses that could have gone either way, but overall we played pretty well.” Dave Buchheim, Tonasket Tennis Coach

ers in the the girls tournament advance to state. Michelle Timmerman won two of her three singles matches. For the boys, Anthony Verhasselt had a first round bye, then won his two matches on Saturday. The top four boys will qualify for state.


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Runners in the 1600 are off at the starting gun during last Thursday’s sub-district meet at Oroville. The Hornets’ Zack Speiker, second from right, took second place in the event.

Brent Baker / staff photo

TIGERS | FROM B2 CASC, 2:56.37. 1600 Run - 1. D. Halvorsen, TON, 4:44.39; 2. D. VanPolen, CASH, 4:52.56; 3. S. Goble, OMAK, 4:57.70; 5. D. Tyus, TON, 5:12.42; 6. D. Pipkin, CASH, 5:13.70. 3200 Run - 1. D. Halvorsen, TON, 10:04.52; 2. M. Goble, OMAK, 10:16.13; 3. D. VanPolen, CASH, 10:36.22; 4. S. Goble, OMAK, 10:48.83; 5. B. Mitschelen, OKAN, 12:12.10. Shot Put - 1. D. Crites, CASC, 43-8.25; 2. J. LaGrou, OMAK, 42-5; 3. B. Zaragoza, OMAK, 42-2.5; 4. B. Peck, 40-4; 5. C. Schwartz, CHEL, 38-10; 6. A. Schwartz, CHEL, 38-9; 7. D. Bogart, TON, 37-3; 12. C. Edwards, TON, 31-2; 15. R. Juarez, TON, 30-4; 17. D. Moreno, TON, 28-5. Discus - 1. J. Torrance, CASH, 125-9; 2. A. Schwartz, CHEL, 112-2; 3. B. Zaragoza, OMAK, 111-00; 4. B. Peck, CASH, 110-11; 5. S. Trudeaux, OMAK, 103-5; 6. Noax Wood, CASC, 102-10; 10. J. Polito, TON, 75-3; 13. J. Hernandez, TON, 65-7; 14. D. Bogart, TON, 64-3; 15. D. Catone, TON, 59-0. Javelin - 1. E. Diaz, CHEL, 159-5; 2. B. Peck, CASH, 146-0; 3. M. Staggs, OKAN, 145-3; 4. B. Zaragoza, OMAK, 137-10; 5. J. Figueroa, 122-1, OKAN; 6. J. Polito, TON, 114-4; 15. D. Williams, TON, 47-6. High Jump - 1. J. LaGrou, OMAK, 6-2; 2. K. Getchell, CASH, 5-8; 3. K. Johnston, CASH, 5-6; 4. E. Bensing, TON, 5-4; 5. V. Anzalone, CASC, 5-0. Pole Vault - 1. B. Wood, CASH, 13-6; 2. B. Cadena, CHEL, 11-0; 3. N. Thompson, CASH, 9-0; 4. M. Antonio, CHEL, 8-6; J. Stolhammer, CASH, 7-0, Long Jump - 1. K. Johnston, CASH, 19-10; 2. Z. Villalva, TON, 19-0.5; 3. H. Bristol, OKAN, 19-0; 4. J. LaGrou, OMAK, 18-11.5; 5. M. Roberts, CASH, 18-11; 6. D. Merritt, CASC, 18-10; 8. E. Bensing, TON, 17-1.5; 10. R. Juarez, TON, 16-3.5. Triple Jump - 1. K. Johnston, CASH, 43-3; 2. J. LaGrou, OMAK, 38-6; 3. H. Bristol, OKAN, 37-4; 4. E. Bensing, TON, 37-2.5; 5. A. Mueser, CASH, 370.25; 6. M. Staggs, OKAN, 37-0; 7. D. Tyus, TON, 35-3.5; 10. R. Juarez, TON,

Oroville’s golf team played its final home meet of the season Tuesday, May 8, as the Hornets geared up for post-season play. As with most of their matches this season, their opponents (Lake Roosevelt and Waterville in this match) didn’t field full teams, so no team scores were kept. Above, views from many holes at the Oroville Golf Club are spectacular. Middle right, Caleb Whiteaker measures his shot from under a tree. Bottom right, Lane Tietje hits off the tee at Tuesday’s match.

34-6; 11. D. Moreno, 31-1.

Girls results (Regional Qualifiers and Tonasket results) Team Scoring - Cashmere 240, Chelan 75, Okanogan 74, Tonasket 70, Omak 57, Cascade 34. Top four advance to regionals in the following events: 100 Dash - 1. J. Bauer, CASH, 13.06; 2. A. Christie, CASC, 13.41; 3. J. Parker, CASH, 13.65; 4. D. Austin, CHEL, 13.76; 7. K. Henneman, TON, 13.93; 8. K. Cruz, TON, 14.12; T. Spellman, TON, 15.72. 200 Dash - 1. J. Bauer, CASH, 26.59; 2. B. Knishka, CASH, 27.25; 3. J. Parker, CASH, 27.90; 4. A. Christie, CASC, 27.95; 7. K. Cruz, TON, 29.35; 12. T. Spellman, 32.05. 400 Dash - 1. A. Knishka, CASH, 1:01.71; 2. A. Weddle, CASH, 1:02.77; 3. C. Spear, TON, 1:03.35; 4. M. Hawkins, CHEL, 1:03.70; 6. A. Kilpatrick, TON, 1:05.33. 100 Hurdles - 1. J. Kimes, CASH, 16.16; 2. L. Johnson, CASH, 17.79; 3. M. Kraemer, OKAN, 17.91; 4. S. Kent, OKAN, 17.99. 300 Hurdles - 1. J. Kimes, CASH, 46.92; 2. T. McCormick, CASH, 51.25; 3. K. Cleman, TON, 53.11; 4. S. Kent, OKAN, 53.58. 4x100 Relay - 1. CASH, 52.03; 2. TON (Spear, Cruz, Kilpatrick, Henneman), 52.73; 3. OKAN, 54.83; 4. OMAK, 1:02.54. 4x200 Relay - 1. CASH, 1:49.42; 2. CHEL, 1:52.22; 3. OMAK, 1:54.56; 4. TON (Cruz, Spear, Henneman, Kilpatrick), 1:56.21. 4x400 Relay - 1. CASH, 4:14.11; 2. CHEL, 4:20.06; 3. TON (Spellman, Cleman, Kyn. Dellinger, Kyl. Dellinger), 4:55.80. Top six advance to regionals in the following events: 800 Run - 1. A. Knishka, CASH, 2:28.62; 2. B. Holloway, CHEL, 2:30.13; 3. K. Foth, OMAK, 2:31.30; 4. M. Cummings, CASC, 2:37.72; 5. A. Chavez, CASC,

2:39.94; 6. D. Utt, TON, 2:40.08. 1600 Run - 1. Kyl. Dellinger, TON, 5:47.56; 2. K. Paton, CASH, 5:56.67; 3. S. Green, CASH, 6:08.58; 4. J. Gonzalez, CASH, 6:09.99; 5. J. Meneses, CHEL, 6:13.84; 6. J. Novikoff, CASC, 6:14.54; 7. K. Mirick, TON, 6:22.95; 8. Kyn. Dellinger, TON, 6:31.71; 9. J. Bello, TON, 6:47.12. 3200 Run 1. K. Paton, CASH, 12:47.82; 2. J. Gonzalez, CASH, 13:28.03; 3. E. Adams, CASC, 13:37.75; 4. M. Palazzo, CHEL, 13:40.43; 5. R. Blakemore, OMAK, 14:06.00; 6. L. Finley, OKAN, 15:04.73. Shot Put - 1. K. Pittsinger, CHEL, 357.75; 2. M. Timm, OKAN, 32-11; 3. K. Caudill, CASH, 31-0; 4. M. Navarro, OKAN, 29-3; 5. A. Hill, TON, 28-9.5; 6. C. Behymer, OKAN, 28-8; 9. S. Smith, TON, 26-6.5; 11. J. Davisson, TON, 227.5; 14. C. McCormick, TON, 19-10.5. Discus - 1. K. Pittsinger, CHEL, 97-3; 2. C. Behymer, OKAN, 93-2; 3. Q. Kenoyer, CASH, 85-11; 4. G. Sandoval, CHEL, 85-1; 5. K. Caudill, CASH, 82-9; 6. Y. Cervantes, TON, 82-6. Javelin - 1. D. Austin, CHEL, 108-0; 2. K. Caudill, CASH, 94-0; 3. Y. Cervantes, TON, 83-8; 4. L. Finley, OKAN, 82-8; 5. M. Navarro, OKAN, 77-6; 6. A. Chavez, CASC, 71-5; 11. A. Glanzer, TON, 62-2; 13. A. Young, TON, 60-10; 14. C. McCormick, TON, 60-9. High Jump - 1. M. Timm, OKAN, 5-2; 2. A. Barker, OMAK, 5-0; 3. D. Utt, TON, 4-10; 4. J. Kimes, CASH, 4-8; 5. J. Sundberg, CHEL, 4-6.25; 6. J. Fuller, CHEL, 4-6; 9. Kyn. Dellinger, TON, 4-4. Pole Vault - J. Bauer, CASH, 9-4; 2. M. Blanchard, CASH, 9-0; 3. R. Green, CASH, 8-6; 4. K. Cleman, TON, 7-0; 5. S. Clinedinst, TON, 5-6. Long Jump - 1. A. Barker, OMAK, 15-11; 2. T. Helm, CASH, 15-9; 3. M. Timm, OKAN, 15-0.5; 4. D. Utt, TON, 14-8.75; 5. L. Jeffereys, OMAK, 14-8.5; 6. A. Turner, CASC, 4-6.25; 7. K. Cleman, TON, 14-0. Triple Jump - 1. J. Bauer, CASH, 33-4; 2. H. Little, OMAK, 32-6.75; 3. A. Turner, CASC, 32-4.75; 4. L. Jeffereys, OMAK, 31-4.5; 5. M. Parks, OKAN, 31-1; 6. A. Christie, CASC, 30-4.75.

hornets | FROM B2

Brent Baker / staff photos


NORTH CENTRAL WASHINGTON - Baseball, fastpitch softball and boys soccer playoffs are underway, and while neither Tonasket nor Oroville are involved, the Tigers’ soccer squad can at least take some satisfaction in knowing they made their mark against a couple of state tournament-bound squads. Manson and Okanogan, teams Tonasket tied and defeated, respectively, this season, are both playing first-round state 1A/2B games this week after both survived 1A/2B tri-district tournament play. Okanogan defeated Manson 5-3 in May 12 at the Wenatchee Apple Bowl in the district’s third and fourth place contest. Manson won its first tournament game, 5-0 over Colville, then lost 2-0 to Cascade in the semifinal. Okanogan edged Lakeside 2-1 to open tournament play, then fell 7-0 to Chelan in the semi. Cascade beat Chelan in the championship game. The CTL claimed three of the state tournament’s 16 spots. In 1A District 6/7 play, unbeaten Cashmere was the lone CTL survivor after beating Lakeside 4-2 in

the district semifinal and Colville 8-2 for the championship. The Bulldogs open regional play with a loser-out game against Royal on May 19. Cascade lost to Colville 7-6 and upstart Okanogan lost to Lakeside 8-1 in loser-out contests. The Central Washington League’s North and South divisions played off for their four state tournament berths. Lake Roosevelt bounced back from a 1-0 opening-round loss to Riverside Christian to defeat Kittitas 12-2 in a loser-out contest, then took down Brewster 11-3 in a seeding game for third and fourth. Brewster lost its opening-round game, 5-2 to Kittitas, but eliminated Liberty Bell 8-0 in a loserout game before falling to the Raiders in the seeding contest on May 12. Warden defeated Kittitas to win the district title. Omak gave heavily-favored Cascade all it could handle May 12 in the CTL’s District 6 tournament, giving up a run in the seventh to fall 5-4 to the Kodiaks. Okanogan defeated Chelan in the other semifinal before losing to Cascade in the championship, 16-2. Chelan eliminated Omak from postseason play, 8-4. Chelan, Okanogan and Cascade advance to Bi-district 6/7 play this weekend.

Freestylers compete at state By Brent Baker

CENTRALIA - Four Tonasket freestyle wrestlers hit the road again Saturday, May 12, competing in Centralia at the state freestyle finals. Two wrestlers earned top-eight

finishes. Collin Aitcheson earned a fifth-place finish at 113 pounds in the age 17-19 division, while Dyllan Walton took eighth at 126 in the age 15-16 class. Also competing were Dallin Good (152) at age 15-16 and Tanner Good (285) in age 17-19.

In the senior division, former Tonasket wrestler Martin Mitchell took top honors at 145 pounds. “These guys have had a long season,” said coach Dave Mitchell. “They made some great improvement in their wrestling abilities. They also were a lot of fun to coach.”

Also in doubles, Caleb Knowlton and Lucas DeTillian won one match and lost their second match. In singles, Russell Perry went 1-1. For the girls, Marchand Renald and Michaela Newton won a doubles match and lost one; Claire Thornton won a singles match

and lost one; and Abby Gschiel lost her only match of the day. District tournament continues Saturday, May 19, in Omak, with singles tournament taking place on the high school courts. The doubles tournament continues at the North Cascades Athletic Club.

tennis | FROM B2 There were others that competed, and most won at least one match on the day before seeing their seasons end. Trevor Terris and Brian Hendricks were eliminated in a three-set match. “That was a very good match, and a tough loss,” Buchheim said.

week, and Callie Barker is always stable with a win in the pole vault. Freshman Andrea Perez continued her late-season surge with a win in the shot put (30-8), with Alexa Werner taking fourth (2811). “The shot put was a pleasant surprise,” Jensen said. The top four finishers in each event move on to Saturday’s statequalifying District 5/6 meet at Eastmont High School in East Wenatchees. Other district qualifiers included Lisa Hartvig in the 400 and high jump, Naomi Peters in the 300 hurdles and triple jump, Brittany Jewett in the javelin, and Breanna Ervin and Sonia Bobadilla in the pole vault. All three Hornet relays advanced, led by Grunst, Peters, Barker and Speiker in the 4x400 (2nd, 4:36.76). Ervin, Jewett, Bobadilla and Katie Tietje finished third in the 4x200 and Jewett, Tietje, Peters and Bobadilla took fourth in the 4x100. The only thing that stood between the boys and a sub-district title of their own was Liberty Bell sophomore standout Austin Watson, who swept the 100, 200, long jump, and anchored the Mountain Lions’ winning 4x100 relay. Liberty Bell edged the Hornets 150-144, easily outpacing the rest of the field. Bridgeport was third with 77.5. “A couple of events could have made the difference,” Jensen said. Winning sub-district titles for the Hornets were Zack Speiker in the 3200 (10:41.57); Caleb Haney in the discus (130-2); and C.J. Mathews in the triple jump (403.25). Speiker also took second in the 800 (2:15.44) and 1600 (4:57.13) to qualify for the district meet; Mathews was third in the 110 hurdles (17.69) and second in the long jump (18-8.5); Tanner Smith took second in the 100 (12.16) and 200 (24.23) and was fourth in the 400; Diego Santana finished third in the 3200; Luke Kindred was third in the javelin, discus and 300 hurdles; Sean DeWitte was fourth in the 300 hurdles and third in the pole vault to move on to next week. Both boys relays will also compete at the district finals, led by

Mathews, Smith, Kindred and DeWitte in the 4x100 (2nd, 46.87). Taking third were DeWitte, Speiker, Renfro and Connelly Quick in the 4x400. The top four boys and top three girls in each event advance to the Class 2B state finals, May 25-26 at Eastern Washington University in Cheney.

Boys results (Regional Qualifiers and Oroville results) Team Scoring - Liberty Bell 150, Oroville 144, Bridgeport 77.5, Lake Roosevelt 60, Brewster 37, Waterville 30.5, Pateros 15. Top four advance to District 5/6 meet: 100 Dash - 1. A. Watson, LB, 12.01; 2. T. Smith, ORO, 12.16; 3. O. Gleason, LR, 12.20; 4. R. Parcells, WTR, 12.48; 9. C. Quick, ORO, 13.12. 200 Dash - 1. A. Watson, LB, 23.58; 2. T. Smith, ORO, 24.23; 3. O. Gleason, LR, 24.29; 4. C. Dominguez, LB, 24.34; 6. C. Quick, ORO, 25.94. 400 Dash - 1. C. Dominguez, LB, 54.30; 2. R. Espinosa, BRW, 54.77; 3. D. Marquez, PTR, 55.67; 4. T. Smith, ORO, 56.52; 6. C. Quick, ORO, 58.70. 800 Run - 1. T. Varrelman, BPT, 2:10.44; 2. Z. Speiker, ORO, 2:15.44; 3. R. Parcells, WTR, 2:17.46; 4. K. Putnam, LB, 2:18.03. 1600 Run - 1. L. Daily, LB, 4:55.09; 2. Z. Speiker, ORO, 4:57.13; 3. M. Ott, LB, 5:24.94; 4. T. Woodruff, LB, 5:32.21. 3200 Run - 1. Z. Speiker, ORO, 10:41.57; 2. T. Woodruff, LB, 11:54.76; 3. D. Santana, ORO, 12:27.41; 4. F. Gameros, BPT, 12:29.45. 110 Hurdles - 1. J. Adkins, LR, 16.11; 2. K. Craig, BPT, 17.22; 3. CJ Mathews, ORO, 17.69; 4. T. Gray, PTR, 20.03. 300 Hurdles - 1. K. Craig, BPT, 41.65; 2. J. Adkins, LR, 41.69; 3. L. Kindred, ORO, 46.78; 4. S. DeWitte, ORO, 49.13; 5. R. Renfro, ORO, 50.48. 4x100 Relay - 1. LB, 46.12; 2. ORO (Smith, Kindred, DeWitte, Mathews), 46.87; 3. BPT, 48.31; 4. PTR, 49.73. 4x400 Relay - 1. LB, 3:44.54; 2. BRW, 3:48.18; 3. ORO (DeWitte, Quick, Speiker, Renfro), 4:06.05; 4. BPT, 4:16.11. Shot Put - 1. G. Campos, BPT, 39-5.75; 2. S. Waters, LR, 39-5.5; 3. L. Pio, BRW, 34-9.25; 4. S. McDowell, BPT, 34-3; 6. C. Haney, ORO, 32-7. Discus - 1. C. Haney, ORO, 130-2; 2. S. Waters, LR, 122-3; 3. L. Kindred, ORO, 110-11; 4. C. Desjardins, BPT, 96-9. Javelin - 1. H. Bach, BRW, 153-5; 2. G. Doggett, LB, 148-1; 3. L. Kindred, ORO, 143-0; 4. Jo. McMillan, LB, 134-7. High Jump - 1. J. Hanson, LB, 5-10; 2. R. Parcells, WTR, 5-6; 3. G. Doggett, LB, 5-4; 3. L. Daily, LB, 5-4. Pole Vault - 1. O. Gleason, LR, 9-6; 2. R. Renfro, ORO, 8-6; 3. S. DeWitte, ORO, 8-0. Long Jump - 1. A. Watson, LB, 20-4.5; 2. CJ Mathews, ORO, 18-8.5; 3. G. Doggett, LB, 18-5.5; 4. R. Parcells, WTR, 17-10; 6. R. Renfro, ORO, 17-3.5; 9. T. Vonderhaar, ORO, 12-7. Triple Jump - 1. CJ Mathews, ORO, 40-3.25; 2. J. Hanson, LB, 36-1.75; 3.

M. Clements, WTR, 34-4; 4. G. Solorio, BPT, 31-9.75; 5. T. Vonderhaar, ORO, 30-10.5.

Girls results (Regional Qualifiers and Oroville results) Team Scoring - Oroville 153, Liberty Bell 103, Lake Roosevelt 90, Bridgeport 83, Pateros 60, Brewster 47, Waterville 2. Top four advance to regionals 100 Dash - 1. S. Glenn, LB, 14.14; 2. E. Manzo, LB, 14.44; 3. G. Williams, PTR, 14.46; 4. A. Watson, LB, 14.52; 5. B. Jewett, ORO, 14.74. 200 Dash - 1. J. Bruno, PTR, 27.78; 2. C. LaChapelle, LB, 29.35; 3. M. Rivera, BPT, 29.40; 4. T. Krumme, LB, 30.61; 7. S. Bobadilla, ORO, 32.58. 400 Dash - 1. K. Barry, LR, 62.43; 2. E. Corrigan, LB, 67.03; 3. L. Hartvig, ORO, 69.14; 4. M. Friedlander, LR, 70.59; 5. B. Ervin, ORO, 72.60. 800 Run - 1. K. Barry, LR, 2:28.41; 2. S. Speiker, ORO, 2:38.67; 3. K. Rincon, BRW, 2:42.77; 4. L. Trejo, BPT, 2:42.82. 1600 Run - 1. K. Barry, LR, 5:34.39; 2. S. Speiker, ORO, 5:37.50; 3. R. Easter, PTR, 6:03.32; 4. R. Asencio, BPT, 6:06.59. 3200 Run - 1. K. Barry, 11:33.00; 2. S. Speiker, ORO, 11:54.60; 3. M. Matheson, LR< 14:10.63; 4. A. Oakes, LB, 14:51.60. 100 Hurdles - 1. J. Bruno, PTR, 16.53; 2. D. Anderson, LB, 18.23; 3. E. Manzo, LB, 18.25; 4. C. Kelly-Marconi, LR, 18.47. 300 Hurdles - 1. J. Bruno, PTR, 48.97; 2. C. Kelly-Marconi, LR, 52.72; 3. N. Peters, ORO, 55.08; 4. C. Barker, ORO, 55.40. 4x100 Relay - 1. LB, 54.48; 2. BRW, 56.62; 3. BPT, 57.09; 4. ORO (Jewett, Tietje, N. Peters, So. Bobadilla), 58.84. 4x200 Relay - 1. LB, 1:54.76; 2. BPT, 2:01.61; 3. ORO (Tietje, Ervin, Jewett, So. Bobadilla), 2:05.85; 4. BRW, 2:09.42. 4x400 Relay - 1. PTR, 4:33.67; 2. ORO (Grunst, N. Peters, Barker, Speiker), 4:36.76; 3. LBE, 4:39.48; 4. BRW, 4:40.72. Shot Put - 1. A. Perez, ORO, 30-8; 2. Y. Kilgour, BPT, 30-5; 3. L. Bucio, BPT, 29-10; 4. A. Werner, ORO, 28-11; 20. K. Davis, ORO, 17-7. Discus - 1. L. Bucio, BPT, 91-0; 2. J. Dowers, PTR, 88-11; 3. K. Knowlton, BRW, 86-7; 4. K. Schilling, LR, 84-10; 5. A. Perez, ORO, 73-9; 6. K. Tietje, ORO, 73-3; 12. A. Werner, ORO, 62-8; 15. K. Davis, ORO, 54-0. Javelin - 1. L. Bucio, BPT, 99-5; 2. S. Lopez, BPT, 94-7; 3. B. Jewett, ORO, 90-10; 4. S. Williams, LB, 86-11; 7. A. Perez, ORO, 72-0; 9. K. Tietje, ORO, 65-2. High Jump - 1. B. Boesel, BRW, 4-8; 2. K. Grunst, ORO, 4-6; 3. L. Hartvig, ORO, 4-6; 4. R. Ascencio, BPT, 4-2. Pole Vault - 1. C. Barker, ORO, 8-6; 2. B. Ervin, ORO, 7-0; 3. So. Bobadilla, ORO, 5-0. Long Jump - 1. K. Grunst, ORO, 14-4.5; 2. C. Kelly-Marconi, LR, 14-0.5; 3. C. Ott, LB, 13-10; 4. S. Williams, LB, 13-2; 8. K. Peters, ORO, 12-2.5. Triple Jump - 1. K. Grunst, ORO, 31-10; 2. C. Kelly-Marconi, LR, 31-6.25; 3. C. Barker, ORO, 29-10; 4. N. Peters, ORO, 27-3; 8. K. Peters, ORO, 23-8.


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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS WHITESTONE RECLAMATION DISTRICT 40 hp VERTICAL TURBINE PUMP Bids will be received at the District Office, 901 Loomis Highway, PO Box B, Loomis WA 98827 until 1:00 PM Monday June 4, 2012. Phone and fax number is (509) 223-3295. Please contact the Whitestone Reclamation Office for a bid packet for required project components, specifications and documentation. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on May 10 and 17, 2012. #386920

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Notice of Continued Public Hearing Notice is given that the Okanogan Board of County Commissioners has continued a public hearing to allow additional public input regarding the airport protection moratorium. The purpose of the public hearing is to consider public input regarding leaving in place, amending, or repealing the 6 month moratorium adopted on April 3, 2012 by resolution 66-2012. The hearing will be held at the Virginia Grainger Building in Okanogan Washington on May 21, 10:00 a.m. in the Commissioners Auditorium. The public may give testimony at the hearing or present written comments, or both. Written comments or electronic comments may be sent prior to the hearing to the address listed below. Lalena Johns, Clerk of the Board, 123 5th Ave N, Suite 150, Okanogan WA 98840 Questions regarding the moratorium or the public hearing may be directed to: Perry Huston, Director Okanogan County Planning at 509-422-7218 or Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and Quad City Herald on May 10 and 17, 2012.#386918 Public Auction There will be a Public Auction at Budget Towing, 32156 Hwy 97, Tonasket 509-560-1056, on Tuesday, May 29, 2012. Viewing time starts at 10 a.m. with the auction at 12 p.m. Up for auction will be: 1995 Ford 1992 Chev 1987 Dodge Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on May 17, 2012.#388509 Summary of Ordinance #712 An ordinance of the City of Tonasket, Washington, amending the provisions of Section 10.16 of the Tonasket Municipal Code entitled “Parking” and also repealing Section 10.20.010 entitled “One-Way Streets”. For a complete copy of this ordinance contact city hall, 509-4862132, Tonasket, WA. 98855. Alice J. Attwood, Clerk-Treasurer Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on May 17, 2012.#387450 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

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It’s May, more than a third of the year has gone away. What has the Garden Club been up to? Seems that as soon as winter quits the spring activities gets us so we don’t know if we are coming or going. On the last Thursday in April, Oroville celebrated Arbor day and we were there to give out trees and info. Some of the trees/ plants were generously donated to us by Michael ‘Skeeter’ Pilarski – many thanks to him. The trees

OROVILLE GARDEN CLUB were kept happy by a drizzly day and I think Okanogan gardeners actually like the rain. At our April meeting, member Peg Murphy came to say goodbye as she is moving away. We will miss her but she will always be with us in garden thoughts. Then there was the Blossom Ministries Bazaar, where we had a table and enjoyed taking part. Items discussed during May

meeting were our projects and upcoming District Meeting which will be hosted by Mansfield Garden Club. A reminder to members that our fiscal year is at end so get your dues in so Tillie can include you in our new yearbook. Since I helped hostess this meetings refreshments with President Marlene, I had to include a ‘strange item’ as I am known to do. This time it was


a tasting plate called “Eat your weeds” which included dandelion greens, salsify, fireweed, nettles, oxalis and some herbs like lovage, lemon balm and french sorrel. Of course we just had May Day and the Garden Club participated with a float in the parade and also our plant sale on the Depot veranda. It did not rain on our parade so we enjoyed great weather and great festivities. Thank you everyone who helped put everything together mand supported our sale.


OSOYOOS, BC - Last Sunday fans of the Wine Country Racing Association (WCRA) were not disappointed. Thirty-seven race cars turned out for the season opening race in Osoyoos, BC. Over 180 races went off without a hitch, thanks to Mother Nature’s cooperation. Racers from British Columbia and Washington State alike have been itching to get their rigs out, after a long winter. John Johnson of Oliver took the trophy for the Sportsman’s bracket with his blue 1989 Ford Mustang. Nick Fedor of Penticton put up a good fight to the very end. In the Pro bracket Lorne Pearson of Grand Forks, B.C.

drove his black 1986 Chevrolet S10 to victory over Al Rise of Tonasket. Pro bracket- Fast was won by Neil Ericson of Osoyoos. He sped away with the trophy in his yellow, 1969 Chevrolet Camaro, defeating Chip Sabyan of Oliver. David Lee Madsen of Summerland, B.C. won the Bike/ Sled class on his black Arctic Cat snowmobile, defeating Steve Clement of Penticton. Dick Warren of Tonasket took the honors of having the fastest reaction time. Mr. Warren caught himself an absolutely perfect start light, with a .500 reaction time. This is quite a feat. Warren drives a red, 1951 Chevrolet coupe with a 4-speed manual transmission. The racers and fans now have a three week break. The next big race day at Richter Pass Motorplex is Sunday May 27.

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Dick Warren of Tonasket lines his red 1951 Chevrolet coupe up at the starting line against Sally Hamilton from Oliver. Sally is driving a 1934 Ford pickup. Warren proved his tenacity once again at the race track on Sunday by grabbing the position of fastest reaction time, with a perfect .500 light.


The WSU Extension office and USDA-ARS are sponsoring tours of on-farm canola research trials in north central Washington on Thursday, May 17. The first tour will take place at Edd Townsend’s in Okanogan County from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and the second tour will be at Jerry Henton’s in northern Douglas County from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Presentation highlights at Townsend’s will include: Variety and yield potential comparisons in a winter survival study plus a grower testimonial. In Douglas

County, one will learn about an herbicide comparison study of Assure II vs. Select vs. Roundup and the use of Roundup Ready canola as a means of controlling feral rye and other problem weeds plus grower testimonials. Once considered a specialty crop in Canada, canola has become a major North American cash crop. Canola is grown as an oilseed crop and certain varieties are used to produce edible oil that is fit for human consumption and to produce livestock feed. Other varieties are being looked at to produce biodiesel. Directions to Edd Townsend’s Canola Plots: Heading north on US 97 to Okanogan, watch for

the second exit to the City of Okanogan. As you approach this exit, you will want to turn right at the intersection onto Cameron Lake Road. From this intersection, travel 1.4 miles on Cameron Lake Road to an intersection with the Cameron Lake-Omak Lake Cutoff Road. Take a left at this intersection and travel 0.8 miles on this road. You will see a large canola field on your right. At the 0.8 mile mark, there will be a dirt road on the right that will turn toward the canola field. Turn right on this dirt access road and the plots are a short distance ahead. Direction to Jerry Henton’s Canola Plots: From Waterville or

Mansfield, take Bridgeport Hill Rd. to Hwy. 17. Turn right and go 7.5 miles. Turn left at ChalkHills Rd NE and go 0.76 miles. Turn left onto Coleman Hill Rd. and follow it until you see the research plots on the right. From Bridgeport, head east on Hwy. 17. Once past Bridgeport Hill Rd. directions are the same as listed above. From Leahy Junction, head west on Hwy. 17 and go 6.29 miles. Turn right on Chalk-Hills Rd. and follow the same directions as listed above. For additional information contact Dale Whaley, WSU Douglas County Extension at 509-745-8531, or visit www.css.

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WENATCHEE - The gates swung open last Thursday opening the North Cascades Highway after the long winter closure. The Washington State Patrol (WSP) and Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) in British Columbia (BC) want to remind drivers to slow down and pay attention to their surroundings on this scenic highway. The WSP partnered with the RCMP after seeing an increase in motorcycle fatalities involving Canadian riders over the last couple of years. “We felt it was critical to reach out to the RCMP to get the word out to all riders to be cautious on this scenic route during the summer months, and added she hopes through media education in Washington and BC they can prevent another tragedy on this highway,” said Lieutenant Kandi Patrick of WSP District 6 of the WSP’s Field Operations Bureau. With nice weather upon us and more riders on the road we are

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OKANOGAN VALLEY LIFE Corey and Gibbons win May Festival Bass Tournament BY GARY A. DEVON MANAGING EDITOR

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The team of Jerrod Gibbons and Chris Corey won first place with five bass weighing a total of 26.74 pounds. They also won big small mouth honors with a 6.25 pound fish.

OROVILLE – Chris Corey and Jerrod Gibbons were the big winners in this year’s May Festival Bass Tournament with a team total of five fish weighing 26.74 pounds. Fourteen teams entered this year’s tournament under sunny skies on Lake Osoyoos with the start and weigh-in held at Oroville’s Deep Bay Park. Taking second place were Marty Sapp and Rich Fewkes with five fish weighing 24.97 pounds and third place went to Rick Lind and Bob Rothrock, also with five fish, weighing 23.35 pounds. For biggest fish Corey and Gibbons also came out on top for a big small mouth tipping the scales at 6.25 pounds. Darrell Sapp and Terry Llewellyn Jr. took top honors for the big large mouth with a fish weighing in at 2.79 pounds. “As tournament director I’d like to thank all the teams for such great sportsmanship. A thank you to the Town of Oroville for allowing the tour-

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Fourteen teams turned out early at Oroville’s Deep Bay Park to participate in the annual May Festival Bass Tournament. Plaques were awarded for the top three Those that won plaques, sponsored by the men of Bible Faith Family Church, are pictured above. nament teams to launch their boats free for the May Day event... it was much appreciated,” said Tournament Director Rev. Claude Roberts, who with his wife Delores paid for this



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