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Eric & Encarnación

Children’s Activity Club hunts eggs in Chesaw

An evening of Flamenco Passion & Soul Tonasket CCC Saturday, April 14




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TSD looks at different education methods

School Board offered a ‘pep talk’

So Egg-citing!


OROVILLE – The Oroville School Board met Monday to consider reorganizing the board and to evaluate the superintendent and got a “pep talk” asking them to focus on educating kids. The Special Board Meeting was originally requested for the annual evaluation of the superintendent at their March 26 meeting, but by April 9 the agenda had grown to include consideration of the reorganization of the board – namely whether Chairman Phil Barker would remain in that position or someone else would assume the chairmanship. The meeting started out with some back and forth about whether more than one item could be on the agenda for the special meeting and whether board policy allows selection of a chairperson at any time other than the first regular board meeting in December. Citing an RCW, Barker said he wanted to take “no action” and move on to the evaluation of Supt. Steve Quick. Board member Rocky DeVon said he

Enrollment, calendar set for 2012-13 school year BY BRENT BAKER BBAKER@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM

TONASKET - The Tonasket School Board heard a presentation by parent Jennifer Steinshouer at its Monday, April 9, board meeting, to create a type of alternative education program for grades K-8 in the district. Steinshouer represented a group of parents that have or are home schooling their children. What started out in previous weeks as a discussion with board members and superintendent Paul Turner about how to enhance the homeschoolers’ partnership with the district resulted in discovery of the methods being used at the other schools. The program would be modeled after the expeditionary learning approach used by the Methow Valley Community School, a private school, and adopted by the Kettle Falls School District in a public school setting. “I do think there are exceptional teachers at Tonasket, and I have the ultimate respect for the teachers ...” Steinshouer said. “I know that you’ve worked very hard to put in programs for the success of our students. And Tonasket has been very innovative. We were the first district around here to have a homeschooling outreach program ... Our alternative high

Photos by Gary DeVon

Once the giant Easter bunny gave the okay, hundreds of kids swept across Oroville’s Lake Osoyoos Veterans Memorial Park last Saturday in the annual Oroville Eagles’ Easter Egg Hunt. Like a wave, the kids moved across the lawn gathering colorful Easter eggs into their baskets as they moved toward the lake. After about 10 minutes there was nary an egg to be found. Certain special eggs were redeemed for prizes and several parents were left to wonder just how much egg salad the family could eat. At right, Remi Turner, the two-year-old daughter of Katie and Chad Turner, tries to see just how many eggs Cody McNall, the two-year-old son of Adam and Tracy McNall, scooped up in the Easter Egg Hunt.


Spring clean-ups planned

“I do think there are exceptional teachers at Tonasket, and I have the ultimate respect for the teachers...”

Oroville - April 15-19, Tonasket - April 16-20 BY GARY A. DEVON

Jennifer Steinshouer

school has been phenomenal, and they save kids every day... “I think we can be that innovator, and I think we could start an alternative program like this, and I’d like to model it pretty much directly from the Methow Valley Community School.” Steinshouer said that the program offers a unified approach emphasizing character building, community service, natural history, outdoor history, and an overarching yearly theme through which students at all levels do their learning. She said that problem-solving and communication skills are also a key part of the curriculum. “What we want isn’t a basic education,” she said. “We want an exceptional education. We want our kids to excel at the things they excel at, not waiting for everyone else to catch up with them. And we want the things they’re struggling with to be met with immediate attention, even if they’re not at the bottom of the class. And we want the whole child taken into consideration, emotionally.” The program also features small, multigrade level programs, so that older students participate in teaching the younger students. “I have 28 children already that would be interested, only four of which are currently enrolled in the district,” she said, adding that with more time she thought she could produce up to 100 interested students. “I know that money is an issue, but I believe this would bring more money into the district.” She also said her research showed their was a likelihood of the district being able to receive a substantial amount of grant


Oroville Reman & Reload plans $10 million in upgrades Revenues continue to increase at wood products manufacturer BY GARY A. DEVON MANAGING EDITOR

OROVILLE – A representative of Oroville Reload and Reman told the Oroville City Council that the parent company plans $10 million in upgrades to their facilities. Doug Tracey, from B.C.-based Gorman Brothers Inc., Oroville Reman & Reload’s parent company, updated the city council on the wood products manufacturer’s plans at their Tuesday, April 10 meeting. Tracy said Reman & Reload had $4.2 million worth of revenue last year, an increase in $1.4 million due to several plant upgrades. These included the addition of three dry kilns, as well as an increase in molder volume, the edge glue line and lumber loading. He credits the heavy haul corridor that the city pursued, led by Chris Branch, director of Community Development, as one reason railcar loading revenues have increased steadily since 2007. In 2007, the company brought in $367,000 from loading B.C. products, mostly lumber, for shipment by rail. In 2011 the revenue was


Photo by Gary DeVon

In 2011 Gorman Brothers Inc. spent $5.5 million on three new dry kilns and a bio-energy steam plant at their Oroville Reman & Reload facility. The company told the Oroville City Council it plans an additional $10 million in upgrades, including a state-of-the-art high speed moulder which will be a showpiece among molders in North America. The company has 62 full-time employees at Oroville earning an average of $15 an hour and plans on hiring 15 more sometime after the new project is completed. $508,000 from carloading. In 2007 the company shipped 2,028 million board feet of lumber, while in 2011 it shipped 48,829 million board feet. “Ten years ago we started putting the ‘Gorman Edge’ on boards and created all

‘appearance grade’ lumber. We ship this product to 28 countries, with about 50 percent going to the U.S.,” Tracey said. “Today we create mostly 1”x3” and 1”x4” for slats for Ikea which uses them to make


NORTH COUNTY – Oroville and Tonasket have scheduled their Spring Clean-ups for next week, with Oroville’s starting on Monday and Tonasket’s on Tuesday. Oroville Mayor Chuck Spieth has declared the city’s Spring Clean-up Campaign from April 15 to 19 and Tonasket Mayor Patrick Plumb has declared April 16 to 20 for theirs. During the annual Spring Clean-up city crews for both towns are authorized to pickup and remove burnable yard waste, excluding stumps and oversized prunings for residences and businesses as time permits. Prunings should be under four foot long and piled and bundled for easy removal and organic yard waste, like leaves and grass trimmings, should be separated into paper bags or cardboard boxes (no plastic). “The City of Tonasket finds that it is desirous of participating in a clean-up campaign, utilizing city equipment and employees... this project is in the best interest of the city,” said Mayor Plumb in his declaration. In Oroville, the pick-up is scheduled for Thursday, April 19 (and Friday, April 20 if necessary) and can be scheduled by contacting city hall at (509) 476-2926. Also in Oroville, collection fees may be assessed for appliances, tires and/or large pick-ups. Batteries and hazardous materials will not be collected. In Mayor Spieth’s declaration, he said, “The mayor and city council are encouraging all residents and property owners to take pride in our community by participating in the Spring Clean-up. Take advantage of this opportunity to clean up your neighborhood.”


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Ranger District to host open house

Terrific Kids


TONASKET - Individuals interested in learning more about the many projects on lands managed by Tonasket Ranger District are invited to an open house on Wednesday April 25th at the Tonasket High School Commons. Forest Service staff will be on hand to talk about current and planned projects for prescribed burning, thinning, minerals,

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The Tonasket Kiwanis recently presented its monthly Terrific Kids certificates to selected recipients on Tuesday, March 27, at Tonasket Elementary School. Each fourth Tuesday of the month, the Kiwanis provide the certificates and other small items, such as buttons and refrigerator magnets, to each child that is picked by their peers. Pictured are Kiwanian Melody Williams (standing, at left) and the newest (and tallest) Kiwanian, Bruce Bews.


TONASKET - Come to the Community Cultural Center on Saturday, April 14, and you will find yourself transported to Sevilla, Spain for the evening. Tapas (light finger-foods), Spanish guitar and lively flamenco dancing are all on the menu for the return performance of Eric and Encarnación of Flamenco Seattle. Barcelona native flamenco dancer Encarnación and her partner Eric Jaeger will be performing at the CCC, beginning at 7 p.m. A pre-show meal of Spanish tapas, desserts and beverages will be served from 5:30-6:30. Admission to the event is $18 for CCC members and $20 for non-members. For the show only, admission is $9 and $10, respectively. Children 10 and under get in free and the meal is half price. After dinner refreshments are by donation. Seating is limited so come early. This is an amazing opportunity to experience what may be the most authentic and exciting flamenco show in the Northwest, from Gypsy Kings style rumbas to

Eric and Encarnación of Flamenco Seattle will be performing at the Tonasket Community Cultural Center, featuring Spanish guitar and flamenco dancing. the fiery, super high-energy traditional flamenco music and dance Andalucia is known for. This show is the second in our Spring Concert Series, which has been made possible, in part, by a grant from the Washington State Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts. The third and last event in this series will be Saturday, May 19 when we bring Doktor Kaboom! to our stage.

fish, grazing, wildlife, noxious weeds and recreation on US Forest Service lands in the eastern part of Okanogan County. Tonasket Ranger District manages US Forest Service lands in north central Washington near the communities of Chesaw, Conconully, Loomis, Molson, Oroville, Riverside, Tonasket and Wauconda. “This is an opportunity for local residents to meet some of our staff and to talk with us about planned

activities for 2012 and beyond,” said Dale Olson, Tonasket District Ranger. “The open house will also provide an opportunity for individual discussions about any issues or concerns people may have about their local forest.” The Open House is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with a brief presentation at 6:00 p.m. to welcome participants and introduce Forest Staff. “There is a lot of work occurring and planned on the Tonasket

Ranger District,” said Olson, “including proposals for mineral exploration, research projects, thousands of acres of prescribed fire treatments, noxious weed treatments, grazing allotments, and thinning projects. We look forward to having some good discussions with participants about these activities.” For more information about the open house, please call the Tonasket Ranger District at 509486-2186.


TONASKET - Time may be short, but the Tonasket High School is starting a flag corps this week to perform with the marching band at a number of events this spring, with plans to use the spring events to build interest heading into the next school year. The Tonasket Flag Corps will fall under the purview of Patti Middleton’s band program, but with Elaina Halvorsen serving as the flag corps advisor. Halvorsen, who was part of a flag team during her high school days, said watching various schools’ flag corps perform during the Lilac Parade in Spokane last year provided some of the inspiration for the formation of the Tonasket squad. In fact, if all goes according to plan, this year’s Lilac Parade will be their debut. “I always thought it would be fun to have a flag team here,” Halvorsen said. “I went through the whole parade route last year with (Patti Middleton’s husband) Randy. We were watching all these cool bands that had flags. Randy turned to me and said, ‘Patti and I always wanted to have

The design of the recently-arrived flags at Tonasket High School features a heavy dose of gold with blue highlights. flags with the band. Look how for donations to pay for them.” cool these are.’ The flag corps’ job is to inter“We tried to get something pret the music that the marching going before the end of last year, band or drum corps is playing but it didn’t work out. But in by the synchronized swinging of the last five or six weeks Patti flags, and through dance. The brought it up again. We already idea is to enhance the visual effect ordered the flags because of the of the band as a whole. time involved, but we’re looking The 10 flags arrived on Monday,

and Halvorsen is hoping that six to 10 kids will commit to the program. At least 15 had expressed interest. “This year we want to teach the basic stuff,” she said. “We can figure out who the girls are that are naturally good at spinning and teaching, choose a captain and co-captain for next year, and then have them create the routines and teach the younger girls.” Flag corps is an extracurricular activity, not a class, so grade requirements that apply to other extracurriculars apply to it as well. Practices will be outside of school hours, and participants will be responsible for the cost of their uniforms, approximately $130. “We’re looking for donations for the flags and uniforms, fundraiser opportunities, even projects that we can do and get paid for,” Halvorsen said. “And as we get into this further, we’ll be hoping to perform at football and basketball games, as well as other community events if we’re invited.” Currently, the flag corps plans to perform at the Tonasket Founders Day Parade and at least one other event this spring. For further information, contact Halvorsen at

Oroville Chamber meets on Thursday at public library BY GARY A. DEVON MANAGING EDITOR

We started with a 30-year mortgage. But 15 is the new 30.

OROVILLE – The Oroville Chamber of Commerce will introduce its redesigned website at the Thursday, April 12 meeting being held at 1 p.m. in the Oroville Public Library conference room. Clyde Andrews, interim president invites members and nonmembers to come see a live demonstration of the new website which will allow members to

manage their own listing and even be a place to place their own page on he site. “We want our website to be used by both visitors and locals using it as their local ‘yellow pages,’” Andrews said. The organization is asking for feedback on the new site located at or Those that want to edit their list-

ing now can email the chamber at orovillewashington@gmail. com to get instructions on how to make changes. Make sure to include your business name with your requests, says Andrews. The chamber meeting is being catered by Linda’s Bakery and the meal is pulled pork barbecued sandwiches with drinks and chips provided by the chamber for $5.

5th Annual Earth Day Alternative Faire A FREE 2-Day Event

Saturday, April 21, Green Home Tour Green Building and Green Intentional Community

The tour will show a home that has been built using recycled materials, reuses water for their garden, and other earth-friendly living examples. The tour will conclude at an evolving Green Intentional Community which features underground living and more. Meet at the CCC at 9:30 a.m., we will leave at 10 a.m. and return about 2 p.m.

Sunday, April 22, Earth Day

Doors Open at 9:30 for Registration, Coffee, and Networking  First 50 attendees to register will receive a GREEN gift! TOPICS: GO Recycle Center ~ Glass Crushing Project ~ Solar and Wind Power ~ GMO Food Alternative Transportation ~ Community Gardens and Composting ~ Rocket Stoves Conscious Buying ~ Slow Food Okanogan ~ Community Action ~ Recycled Art showing & more! – Local food lunch available for . a $5 suggested donation – Come and learn about being Green in the Okanogan!

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TONASKET SCHOOL BOARD | FROM A1 money to launch the program as a rural district attempting something so innovative. While the school board indicated it was nowhere close to being able to make any kind of decision on the proposal, they indicated a willingness to further look into the program’s features. “One thing we need to be sure to look at is whether or not this helps our overall endeavour,” said board chairman Jerry Asmussen. Board member Ty Olson said he was intrigued by the proposal, but added that it needed to be examined in light of the different cultural demographics that Tonasket has compared to the other schools. “We have a lot of diversity that Kettle Falls does not have,” Olson said. “It’s something we work very hard to be cognizant of ... Kettle Falls is a lot different town... culturally we’re a lot different.” “I think we need to be very careful and slow about looking at this,” said board member Catherine Stangland. “But I just wanted them to be able to hear their thoughts and passion. I’m not ready to jump on anything yet, but I do think there is a place for considering this idea.” “If we go somewhere like this,” Turner said, “anyone from low to high should be able to excel in this. It shouldn’t be exclusionary ... if we’re going to do a public school thing, it can’t be exclusionary. If we start having some sort of cut off criteria, it would be a hard sell for me.”

Calendar, enrollment set

The school board approved a calendar for the 2012-13 school year, as well as enrollment numbers to be used in determining staffing levels and budgeting. The approved calendar was one

of two options, and the one heavily favored by school staff. The only unusual feature of the calendar was the late date of the two-week Christmas Break, which will run (including weekends bracketing the break) from Dec. 22 - Jan. 6. Estimating the following year’s enrollment is a key to budgeting for the appropriate amount of staffing. Turner said that the district had been slightly too conservative in its estimates over the past few years, and resulting in some understaffing. The 2011-12 budget was based on an estimated student count of 1,005, but Turner said that rolling the numbers forward from March (removing this year’s seniors, adding in an estimate of next year’s kindergarten), the district could be running at about 1,066 students. “That’s a very conservative number (76) of incoming kindergartners, too,” Turner said, noting that the past three kindergarten classes have numbered well over 80. The board approved a budget based upon a student count of 1,040, giving a cushion of 11 students under a four-year estimate of 1,051. “Historically, our March rollover (estimate) has worked well,” said board member Lloyd Caton. “I think we’re very safe budgeting for 1,040,” Turner said. “It’s over 20 less than what we’re running, but we need to increase it (from the 1,005) and it closer to where we actually are so we can get some more staffing. “We’ve kind of been bursting at the seams.”

New budget system

Turner updated the board on a new system that will allow administrators to more effectively budget for their own buildings.

SCHOOL BOARD | FROM A1 “Right now everyone finds out their dollar amount they have for the year, but they aren’t able to sit down and budget what that’s going to do throughout the year. “In order to do that we need a system that is clear, transparent and easy to understand so all of my administrators and people in the program can look at where they’re at and very easily track what they’re doing.” The ESD set up a system, Budget X, that interacts with the accounts payable system and provides easy access to the data. Currently, that data needs to be requested through district business manager Debbie Kitterman. Turner said that has caused issues if she happened to be gone as well as creating bottlenecks as she tries to do her job. “This will allow us to manage the things we need to manage,” Turner said. The ESD will put the district’s current budget into the system, then provide training for the administrators through July as they work on preparing next year’s budget. The system will cost about $12,000 to implement, all of it in set-up and training. “My hope here is that when it comes to our budgeting process, it will give us tangible numbers to work with” said Asmussen. “Because right now we budget this year against last year’s budget and the actual numbers from two years ago ...we have no accuracy. We just know we set a budget, but we don’t know if we’ve done a good job until it’s way past due.” Turner said that a number of other districts have switched to the Budget X system, including Brewster and Lake Roosevelt. “They all say that it’s a Godsend,” he said.

Morris retires

The board accepted the resigna-

tion of fifth grade teacher Chris Morris, who announced his retirement as of the end of the school year. “I have enjoyed teaching the children here in Tonasket and watching them grow over the years,” he said in his letter of resignation. “I feel it is time for me to move on to other ventures and adventures in my life. After 19 years in education I am still very passionate about young children and hope that education continues to provide challenges and opportunities for them to become contributors to our society and help improve our lives. I hope and pray that my time with the children has made some positive impact in their lives.” Due to health issues, his last day in the classroom will be April 24.


In other business, the board continued its work on its district-wide review and revision of policies , going through first and second readings of about 35 of the 5000 policy series. Turner said that April 25 will be a state-wide day for earthquake drills. Tonasket will add another twist to its scenario, he said, as they will lock down the school as if the quake had caused the derailment of a train carrying toxic materials through town. The district is still accepting applications for the open Tonasket Elementary School position, through April 18, with six applicants already having submitted materials. Turner added that the makeup of the committee is still being finalized. Also, Tonasket Police officer Darren Curtis and K9 Zeus paid a visit, demonstrating Zeus’s drug detection acumen for the board. The school board next meets on Monday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m.

OROVILLE CITY COUNCIL | FROM A1 futon beds which are sold worldwide under Ikea Furniture.” The company has been making several investments in the Reman and Reload facilities. The new moulder it installed cost $2.7 million. The new dry kilns and bioenergy steam plant cost $5.5 million. They are state-of-the-art, according to Tracey and use some of the best environmental technology available. “We didn’t need to go as far as we did, but we are very sensitive about being good members of the community,” he said. Another product manufactured at Reman and Reload utilizes the facility’s edge-glue line, according to

Tracey. It takes trim ends and finger joins them together to create 16 foot lumber which is then edge-glued to others to make panels. The company plans to make $10 million in high tech upgrades to their facility, a significant investment, says Tracey, who adds dealing with the city has been a real pleasure for the company, because of it’s support. “We will keep the edge-glue line we just put in and move the rest of the equipment in that building out by May and then install one of the highest speed moulders in North America... it will be a showpiece for North America,” he said. “Lumber will come in from the

dry kiln and then go to the moulder... it is then scanned and optimized for the trim saw, graded and autostacked at the end and then paper wrapped. We will have all of one line with everything under one roof. We also plan to bring in other people’s lumber to process.” Reman & Reload employs 62 people full time at an average wage of $15 per hour, said Tracey, adding that after the upgrades are made it expects to add 15 more employes. “We hope to have it up and ready by mid-August, a lot of the equipment is already on site,” he said. “It’s quite exciting to have a use for all that small dimensional lumber, it’s

what I like.” Gorman Brothers started in Westbrook, B.C. in the 1950s and came to Oroville in 1964 and operated the Bin and Pallet where Les Schwab Tires is now located. Much of their business then was the manufacture of tree spreaders and they employed between nine and 12 people, Tracey said. The company moved to their current location 15 years ago because of its proximity to the railroad tracks. About 80 percent of the lumber from Gorman Brother’s B.C. Mills it trucked to Oroville and reloaded onto rail cars for shipment to locations around the U.S., mostly to the east coast.

had been in touch with the attor- and DeVon and board memney for the state Office of Public ber Amy Wise voted against. As Instruction and was advised that chairman Barker casts the decidconsidering more than one agen- ing vote in a tie, he voted to table the issue. He then opened the da item was allowed. “You’re out of order,” said meeting up to public comment. Tedi Fletcher, a former long Barker. “I’m going on to Item 6 and with that in mind let’s retire time board member and board chairwoman, asked Barker, to executive session.” DeVon started to reiterate “Did you not come in before what he learned from the OSPI Christmas and say you didn’t attorney and Barker said, “You’re care about policy or law?” Barker said he had not and not recognized.” The superintendent confirmed recognized Howard Zosel. “I only came because I wanted that there could be additional items added to the agenda and to give the board a little pep talk. that a majority vote of the board You all are professionals and you all have expertise, strengths and would supersede the chairman. “You can’t veer from a pub- weaknesses, as well as a passion lished agenda without a majority to serve,” said Zosel. “You all have common goals: vote,” said Quick. “I make a motion to recon- the best education of the stusider the reorganization of the dents, a safe environment for learning, the integrity of the board,” said DeVon. After another attempt to block staff.... The simplest thing you the motion, DeVon said, “The can do is set aside your personalboard overrules you, this is a col- ity differences and focus on the things you come to do here.” lective, not a dictatorship.” Zosel related something he Board member David Nutt said he had spoken with a rep- had once heard a banker say. “The banker resentative of said he scrutithe Washington “The only way to go nized the budSchool Directors a lot closer Association. ahead is together...we get when the bud“I also talkhave the minds and get showed ed to WASDA there was a lot about whether hearts right in this of dollars to be it was legal and room to do that” spent and not they told me if it as much when is on the agenda Ed Naillon, OSD Teacher the dollars it is legal to diswhere tight,” cuss. Not that I said Zosel. like it, I think “A point well taken,” Barker we are legally bound to,” said replied. Nutt. Ed Naillon, a teacher in the Barker said that he had often encouraged debate amongst the Oroville School District, said he’d like to give support to what board members. “As long as it’s had a personal Zosel said. “The only way to go ahead is connection to you,” said board member Christina Rise, adding together... we have the minds that she was tired of “you guys and hearts right in this room to do that.” and your pissing matches.” The board then went into execNutt said he felt in order to choose a different chairperson utive session to consider Quick’s the board would have to override annual evaluation. Board memthe existing policy calling for ber DeVon later reported that the superintendent was given selection in December. DeVon again disagreed saying fairly high marks, with a few it was the OSPI opinion that it exceptions. He added that when could be done at any time with a the board came back into open meeting they did not approve majority vote of the board. Barker asked, “Is that what continuation of Quick’s contract you want to do, nominate offi- for another three years, but rather for a single year. cers again?” “Some of the board memRise made a motion to table the issue until the next meeting bers felt they had not been on and there was a second to her the board long enough to make motion by Nutt. She and Nutt that decision at this time,” said voted in favor of tabling the issue DeVon.

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Kinross takes pride in serving Ferry County Each year in April, on April 19th. Many Conservation Fair will be on reclamation and other efforts that the Ferry County other groups are also taking place on Saturday, support our natural resources. This community cele- cleaning alongside April 21st at the Ferry year, Arbor Day will take place on brates Ferry Coun- roads throughout the County Fairty Pride Month. county during Pride grounds from Ferry County Pride Month, so please 10:00am to Month is a series be aware of the in1:00pm. The of positive community activities in creased pedestrian Conservation celebration of Ferry County’s Natu- traffic and maintain a Fair is a fun and ral Resources. Once again, Kinross focus on safety. educational opis excited to partner with the WSU On April 20th, portunity where Ferry County Extension office and Kinross has been inyou can particiother agencies to participate in the vited by the Colville pate in workvarious events that will be taking Confederated Tribes shops, learn place this month. to participate in the Chad Parent, Metallurabout local gist, during 2011 Haul One activity that many organiza- Earth Day celebration Route Litter Cleanup conservation tions get involved in is roadside litter in Nespelem from event practices, and cleanup. For the third year in a row, 10:00am to 1:30pm. possibly win Kinross employees will take part in During this event, Kinross will host some door prizes. This Arbor Day 2010, 4th graders planting trees and our annual Haul Route a booth where partici- year, Kinross will have a seeding Litter Cleanup, which pants can decorate a booth that will showcase involves working in small flowerpot and some of our conservation and miti- May 11th. Local area 4th graders teams of two to pick up plant some flowers, gation projects as well as provide in- should be preparing for the annual litter from both sides of herbs, or vegetables formation about the Buckhorn Mine coloring contest that will take place the haul route from the from seed. We will and Kettle River Mill. This year we prior to the Arbor Day event. Buckhorn mine site to have other fun items have some fun giveaways for kids, Kinross Kettle River – Buckhorn is the Kettle River Mill. for kids as well as in- as well as three door prizes, includ- proud to work with the community to This route totals apformation about recla- ing a fishing rod and reel with an help celebrate Pride Month! Please proximately 60 miles of mation and mitigation underwater video camera for some watch your mailbox for the Pride roadside cleanup, exprojects in order to lucky kid! Guide that provides additional decluding a section along educate the commuAlthough our Arbor Day celebra- tail on upcoming events during the Kinross booth during 2011 Kettle River Road that Conservation Fair nity on the pride we tion doesn’t take place during Pride month of April. Contact the WSU the Curlew Job Corps have in taking care of Month, this is another opportunity Extension office at 509-775-5225 traditionally cleans. This year, the our communities’ natural resources. to celebrate conservation practices x1116 if you have questions about Kinross litter cleanup will take place Following Earth Day, the Spring and educate local area 4th graders Ferry County Pride Month.



THE TOWN CRIER Shouldn’t we be making it easier to vote, not harder? Thank God we live in Washington State where the legislature hasn’t attempted to tamper with our voters rights like several other states in the U.S. have. While making sure that voter fraud is held to a minimum is a good thing, these other states, dominated by Republic legislatures, are out to try and solve a problem where none exists. When asked to quote how often voter fraud has been a problem, these legislators cannot cite specific cases. Or they give hazy numbers so low as to be laughable in light of the number of current, legal voters who they are putting roadblocks in front of – especially when they are in a class of people who often vote Democrat. However, these laws requiring government picture IDs often leave out more than just the young and minorities. These laws also affect the elderly who have never driven or have Out of given up their licenses. My Mind In some states people who have voted with Gary A. DeVon no issues for over 50 years are now ineligible unless they go and get one of a narrowly defined group of identifications that “prove” they are a citizen. The framers of the Constitution did not set an explicit definition of citizenship in that all so important document. Voters rights were not even mentioned in the original U.S. Constitution. According to, it wasn’t until the 14th Amendment that a standard was set where all males 21 and over had the right to vote. The 15th Amendment guaranteed all males over 21 could vote, regardless of race and the 19th Amendment guaranteed women the vote. The 24th Amendment prohibited poll taxes in voting for federal representatives and the 26th Amendment lowered the age to 18. No where do the framers, our country’s Founding Fathers that so many Conservatives act like they are channelling, require any kind of identification whatsoever. So why do so many Republicancontrolled statehouses all of the sudden want to make it harder for its citizens to vote or even register to vote? If there is no proven widespread voter fraud in their states there can only be one reason. They want to limit the vote to people they think will vote for them or for people who think just like them. This makes a mockery of the representative type of government “We the People” deserve. To require people to pay for a government photo ID, something that many of us who drive or have U.S. Passports take for granted, is an obligation not imposed by our Founding Fathers. If these states feel they need such an identification, and we’re not saying we agree they should, then they should provide a means where their citizens should be able to get one for free. To require they pay or don’t get to vote means only one side is heard and it is just plain wrong – you might as well bring back poll taxes.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR World class presentation Dear Gary: Kinross is doing it AGAIN!! Their geologists are presenting another class through North Valley Community Schools on geologic formations in the Okanogan and principals of mineral deposit formations. Examples of local deposits will be shown to the evening class and then Saturday morning will feature a tour of a working mine; the Kinross Gold Mine on Buckhorn Mountain. What a great experience! The first class and tour, given by Peter Cooper also included a bus tour through the Okanogan Highlands. He explained the historic movements of the North American Plates as well as mineral deposit formations. Last fall Community Schools treated the students to a very interesting class by Katie McConaghy on finding and tracking ore bodies as well as samples of minerals from the Okanogan Highlands. Saturday’s mine tour was supervised by Liz Wagar which included mine safety instruction, mine apparel which must be worn in a working mine and followed by a tour of several mine tunnels. She included identifying gold ore, called skarn, then took us to a building where core samples are kept and some mine vehicles are garaged. The class coming up is on May 3rd in early evening and May 5th, Saturday morning which is part of the curriculum of the popular and expanding North Valley Community Schools. Tamara and I have been in caverns and mines in Southern U.S., Australia, New Zealand and China, and we consider this the best we have been through worldwide. The local geologists are very knowledgeable and professional and their presentations are outstanding. To have this program right here in the North Okanogan is a special treat that every one of us can really enjoy. Many of us helped to support the mine opening and this tour makes it feel worthwhile. We are pleased to have the geologists living in Oroville and we thank Kinross for bringing them here and for the mine that is so safety and environmentally conscious. We consider this mine tour and geology class a world class presentation. Stan Porter Oroville

Rep. wearing Republican blinders Dear Editor, Just what poll is Republican Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers reading (Is there a Republican “War on Women” 4-5-12) with her claims the Democrats and the media are

75 years ago, Friday, April 7-14, 1937 G. M. Scott, local Ford dealer, started a crew of a dozen men at work on a new garage building next to his service station this pasts week. The building, which is of laminated wood construction covered with sheet iron, will have a large showroom in which to display cars, with a shop and storage space at the rear. Mr. Scott purchased the property from L. A. Gillespie, who had started to build a theater. Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Pepper are opening their new store on South Main for business on April 2. The new store, which they will call the Corner Grocery, is across the street and a little north of the Texaco Station. Fire, which broke out sometime early Thursday morning in the Ben Prince store in Oroville, completely ruined the interior of the store and made an almost total loss of the stock. The exact origin of the fire is unknown except that it started in the basement. A new cold storage locker plant was being installed in the store. The Overtop Mining Corporation, operating the Poland China Mine on Mary Ann Creek between Molson and Chesaw, is making preparations, to go into production as soon as they can install a new 50 ton capacity ball mill. The Oroville Pharmacy changed hands Wednesday morning when L. W. Lamoreaux took possession after completing a deal for it’s purchase from Chas. A. Bodie, the first of the week. The Third Annual May Day celebration is scheduled April 30 at the Fair Grounds. The candidates for queen are: Doris Johnson, Barbara Jean Norelius, Bernice Engstrom, Elizabeth Smith, Bernadine Smith and

just making the issue up? I googled several polls after reading her remarks and found President Obama is leading Republican candidate Romney among women by 51 to 42 in battleground states. And the gap continues to grow almost weekly. Also he is in other polls by greater margins! Perhaps McMorris Rodgers should check with high ranking Republican Senators - Murkowski and McCain who both have issued warnings to their fellow party members about the dangerous campaign the Republican Party is currently waging on women’s rights and healthcare. As a husband and a father of a daughter I find it appalling this Congresswoman cannot see beyond her Republican blinders and her party’s attempt to push back women’s rights 60 years. William F. Johnston Chesaw

Honesty in our town Dear Editor, Last Friday after drawing money out of the bank for a future trip, I did a bit of shopping at Frontier and Princes Grocery stores. Saturday morning I realized that my wallet was missing. I have a bad habit of putting it in the basket with my groceries, sometimes almost not taking it out. I phoned both stores, no wallets turned in. I was frantic, my life is in that wallet, all sorts of I.D. and debit/credit cards. I tore the house apart looking for it. I just knew that I would never see it again and was hoping that my cards were not being used. About that time there was a knock on the door. There stood a little Hispanic boy with my wallet in his hand. I asked him where he had found the wallet, he asked his mother, whom spoke very little English, he then told me that his Papa had found it in a basket at Princes parking lot. His Papa took it home and they looked in it to

find out who’s it was. Thinking it was too late to bring it to my house they decided to wait for morning. I gave the little boy a big hug and a small reward for bringing it back to me, he was happy. I was so relieved and happy that I did not ask for their names or anything! The wallet was in my hand again and not a thing missing! Thank you! Thank you! June Bardonski Oroville

Keep marijuana illegal Dear Gary, Thanks for the free paper! I won’t subscribe though ‘til you let me or someone correct your punctuation before it goes to print! I have enough work to do without having to pay for it. Your editorial on legislating marijuana intrigued me because the option I prefer wasn’t mentioned. I vote we keep it illegal. Why do you think they call it dope? Years ago the Lord Jesus Christ convicted me to make a choice between it and him. It’s devastating now to admit that as a hippy/Jesus freak at the time (70’s). I knew it was/ is more than that. It’s a lifestyle

ITEMS FROM THE PAST Juanita DeMerchant. Postmaster Grube announced that there are two drop letter rates in Oroville; one cent for delivery at the post office and two cents for delivery on the route. Groceries: Heinz soup, large, 2 cans for $.25; Durkees Salad Dressing, one quart, $.35; Coffee, 3 pound can, $.79. As for Oroville Canning Company; We are now signing contract for Tomatoes and Asparagus. We also have Asparagus plants

50 Years Ago, Friday, April 5—12, 1962

Open House was held Sunday, April 1 from 2 to 5 o’clock at Diamonds Store in Molson, honoring C.L. Diamond for 50 years service as a merchant in Molson. Mr. and Mrs. Diamond and daughter, Virginia, came to Molson in 1912. Another daughter, Dorothy and a son, Stanley, were born in Molson. Mrs. Diamond passed away in 1924. Eleven top students have been named to the Oroville High School scholastic team. Students named are: Seniors, Mary Zosel, Tracy Scott, Paul Zosel; Juniors, Marsha Harnasch, Nancy Gadberry, Joanne Anderson, Anne Robinson, Martha Lawless and Sophomores, Patricia Sagli, Raymond Wilson and Angie Milicia. Students of the Oroville High School elected Marie Kirkwood as their Queen of the May. Bill Ecklor was reelected to head the May Day Committee for this year. Mrs. Ken Kirkwood was elected as Secretary for her second term. John Lawson was chosen to take charge of the parade again while Cleland Emry will be in charge of the barbecue. The Oroville Hornets baseball

team, after trailing the Bridgeport Mustangs by a 4-1 score, pushed four runs across in the sixth inning and held off the Mustangs to win 5-4 at Bridgeport. Arrangements were completed Monday of this week whereby Warren Carey, Dean Stansbury and Dale Allen purchased the Brownson Lumber Companies with businesses in both Oroville and Tonasket. The new business will be known as The Triangle Building Supplies. Real Estate: Large house with 263 feet lake front and full basement, full price $16,000. Will consider trade for town property; 4 rental units, three furnished, $11,000.00. Live in one and rent three for income. Groceries: Red and ripe tomatoes, $.19 lb.; Halibut Steaks, $.49 lb; Oranges, 2 lb. $.29; Avocados, 2 for $.19; Center cut rib pork chops, $.59 per lb. April 12: Stone’s Resort, located on the east side of Wannacut Lake, offers patrons of the lodge one of the most beautiful spots for scenery that can be found. The resort consists of ten units. The Molson Board of Education met with the Oroville Board of Education at Oroville on Thursday, April 10, and made plans for transporting and enrolling pupils from grades 7 to 12 from the Molson school District in the Oroville schools for the 1962-63 school year. A & W Root Beer Drive-In just recently finished a car port addition to their business. Ralph Patterson, owner and operator of the drive in said this week, the covering was erected so that patrons could park in the shade while enjoying the famous root beer.

25 Years Ago, April 3 – 10, 1986

choice. It’s who my friends are – those I can trust. They say marijuana isn’t addictive but I beg to differ. I was very addicted to it. To the point that I’d east just rice if I had to choose. And it was cheaper then! Now I’m addicted to the ministry – the only biblically correct, and loving it. Helping people. No longer part of the problem. Part of the solution! Sure alcohol is also a drug. He helped me get rid of that too! Jesus isn’t just for Christmas and Resurrection celebrations. He died to set us free! It would be wise for us to check out societies where marijuana is legal to see what could happen to us. I agree with Pat Robertson that we don’t need to incarcerate all users and dealers, but they can serve our communities in other ways. The encyclopedia says marijuana contains more than 400 chemicals. The argument that they are all natural would lead us to believe night shade would also be a good choice! It works in the blood stream by clogging the capillaries with clumps of corpuscles. Not nice to think of! Let’s keep it illegal. Thanks, Margo Thompson, Oroville

Tonasket teacher honored by the Tonasket Kiwanis Club, Stan Long, 35-year-old teacher in Tonasket was awarded the certificate for “Bringing credit to his profession and his community.” Mr. Gadberry, German instructor at the Oroville High School, will be taking 15 students from his class, to Germany, for four weeks. Skipper, a Columbian sheep, owned by Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Roberts of Oroville, became the mother of five little lambs with four surviving and doing well. It is very uncommon, especially for this breed. Great pitching by Micheal Call, kept Oroville from getting more than three hits in Tonasket’s 13 – 2 victory. Call pitched seven innings for 13 strikeouts, one walk, three hits and two runs. Darrel Rounds was the key player for Oroville in their victory against Curlew. The Hornets defeated the Cougars 7-2. Cricket Rosales came within two batters of pitching a shut-out in the first game of Saturday’s double header against Liberty Bell. Oroville won the game with a 12-0 score. You can buy a 1986 Pontiac from Price Motors in Omak, for $4,279. Real Estate: 3 bedroom home in Crumbacher Estates, deck, 2 fireplaces, underground sprinkler system for the yard, $57,000; 2 bedroom, 1 bath home, wood stove, addtion added in 1984, includes refrigerator and range, $32,000. April 10: Longtime North County resident, Charlie Eder, Sr. died April 7, 1986. Eder was a true pioneer, arriving in Oroville in 1929. The Lyon Den in Tonasket, formerly owned by Nadean Lyon, has new owners as of March 25. Mr. & Mrs. Mel Allen (Mel and Debbie) were raised in Oxnard, Calif., but came here a while back and fell in love with the area. They have never been in business before but decided that it was time they tried.

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Okanogan Valley Life Music festival was a successful program Did you have a nice Easter? It is so nice to be able to not have to fret about cooking family dinners, but still know that our traditions are being carried on, when possible. Only nine of us this year around the dinner table, while others were sharing with other family members, elsewhere. Well into April. My how the days do fly! Before we know it the first week in May will be here and that means Apple Blossom Festival Parade, Wenatchee, and

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Here is a pat on the back for some of our unsung heroes who do so much for the center and never receive thanks for it. Evelyn Dull who does the laundry for the kitchen; Joy and John Lawson and their friends who provide us with music the first Friday of the month; Zane Gazaway and Clayton Emry who prepare the tables and coffee for pinochle every Saturday evening; Boots Emry, our official Greeter and person who makes sure our tables are appropriately decorated for each holiday; Loni Lutz, our dining room coordinator and who keeps all diners accounted for and also keeps us on key when singing the prayer; Delores Hogue, assisted by Bev Holden, seem to keep the Sunday afternoon luncheon and silly card games going. Thank you also to the person who has donated a carton of cookies for the pinochle play...Doris Hughes who’s busy fingers keep the crocheting and quilting going.

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the next weekend brings our annual May Day Parade, which always falls on Mother’s Day. Busy! Busy! Our little great grandsons from the other side of the mountains like to come for May Day parade and the gathering of the “street candies”. They don’t especially like eating them, just seeing how many they can find, and we like watching them

in their endeavors. By this time Dave Taylor, local, retired elementary teacher, should be back to feeling pretty well, after his four by-pass heart surgery. We just never know for sure what is going on within our bodies, as was the case for Dave. He went in for a stress test and got sent to visit Central Washington Hospital right away to have the situation remedied. (Dave is home getting his strength back and what could be better for him than the nice sunshine we’ve had?) Joan Dixon is home from hospital, where she had corrective surgery. Whoever said polyvinyl irrigation pipe was always boring white should take notice of the assorted, pretty colors stacked in huge stacks at Nulton’s

We heard that Howard Cumbo fell and broke his hip. Apparently he is in the Brewster Hospital. Sally Eder was scheduled for surgery last Monday at the University of Washington Hospital in Seattle. The Waggy’s are back to playing Pinochle after both have been in the hospital recently. Music starting again at the library starting April 14. The flyer says all ages bring your instrument or just come and enjoy some great music. The new catalogs and programs are out for the spring quarter. All donations benefit North Valley Community Schools. Pinochle scores: Mary Lou Barnett won the Door Prize. Most Pinochles were won by Mary Lou and Clayton Emry. High Scores went to Ben Holden and Bev Storm. Will the ladies who called regarding the bed and electric wheelchair please call the center again and please leave your name and phone number. More next time.


Dowsing and Divining - Does it really work? There is no clear scientific evidence that says it does, but ask the many folks who have taken this popular class over the years what they think! Perhaps you want to locate ground water, buried metals or ores, gemstones, oil, or a gravesite. Our instructor will discuss stress lines, balancing energy and connecting to light energy. There may be a lot to gain with this class on Thursdays, April 19 and 26. There is definitely a lot to learn.

To see all spring classes offered, pick up a bright green catalog at Prince’s and other stores around town. It’s one of those colors you just can’t miss. Next week you can also learn about Genetically Modified Foods on Tuesdays, April 17 and 24; and, the Art of Welding, four sessions that begin Wednesday, April 18. Please try to register five days in advance. We do take last minute registrations if we have the minimum number of students. Remember, register with a form, at www.northvalleycommunityschools, visit the NVCS office at the south end of the high school, or give Ellen a call at (509) 476-2011.

irrigation store. I suppose each color designates a different dimension and they have a sizable inventory. Jeannette Mooney would like friends of her husband, Gordon, to know that he is now a resident of North Valley Extended Care facility. He might not know you when you call on him, but stop and give him a smile. With most patients suffering from dementia, some days are better than others and the memory is a strange thing, as some days it works and some days not, and we really can’t always tell just what the person is thinking. A hug, a handshake or a smile can work wonders, sometimes. Hey! It’s good to have the doors at Trino’s eatery open again. And a lot of other folks are thinking so as well. Big crowd even on a Wednesday night. The Texas Taco is just as good as it was the last time I had one. Welcome back! Just when we thought Howard Cumbo

was making some headway, toward coming home, he had the misfortune to fall and break a hip, and was taken to Brewster hospital. As of Easter Sunday he was still in Brewster but will be transferred back to Tonasket when the time is right. Told to me by a member of his family. It’s about time to shift the winter clothes to the back of the closet and bring out the summer wear, but leave some sweaters handy for evenings. It’s back to school for the kids and their teachers, after having what seemed like to them, a very short spring break. The music festival, that was held in Oroville schools, recently, with several neighboring schools participating was a very successful program, and was led by Jeff Sandberg, Jr. His dad will be remembered as one of the outstanding music teachers in Oroville, in my opinion. It was a long, hard day, filled with music.

Thank you all for your time and HILLTOP ver). effort in again a “special time” for the Hilltop children. We hope you all had a great Easter The Ladies Auxiliary of the Sunday. Our day started by going COMMENTS Molson Grange had their monthly to church in Chesaw, and was folBy Marianne Knight

lowed by another one of our special Potluck Suppers. It was a feast for all, including ham, potatoes, several salads, lots of yummy desserts, chicken pot pie, chicken, fruit, vegetables and much more. We do have some good cooks up here on our hilltop. Saturday morning was a busy time for the members of the Children’s Activity Club as they assisted the Easter Bunny with the Egg Hunt. The children were gathered by 10:30 a.m. with baskets in hand ready to collect the pretty colored eggs, and get a chance to find the gold or silver eggs. The special egg finders each received a special chocolate bunny with big ears. Lots of happy children covered the rodeo arena and bleachers. The winners of the gold and silver special eggs were: in the three and under age group: Elizah Dougherty (gold) and Kadin Graf (silver). In the 4-6 age group: Hailey Wright (silver) and Elaine Quinlan (gold). In the 7-9 age group: Jasper Burnell (gold) and Piper Dougherty (silver). In the 10-12 age group Erin Quinlan (gold) and Paul Graf (sil-

meeting at the home of Mary Louise Loe on April 5. The yearly contests are coming up soon, so Penny assisted with some of the paper work that needs to go with each entry. The remainder of the meeting was spent discussing the events that are coming up. The next Auxiliary meeting will be a sack lunch on May 3 and time will be spent cleaning the School House Museum. The plan is to start at around 9 a.m. and break for lunch at noon. April 11 will be a museum meeting at 1 p.m. Pamona will be on April 14 in Malott at 10 a.m. The last scheduled Pancake Feed at the Molson Grange will be held on April 29, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Get your tickets for the “Basket” raffle, $1 each or six tickets for $5. The Annual Yard Sale will take place at the Molson Grange on Saturday, May 26t. Mid Summer Fest (to benefit the Museum) will be held on June 16 with a Pancake Feed. Roller Skating will begin on June 22 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Family Function.



Coming up on Sunday, April 15 there is a District meeting at Methow at 1 p.m. On Sunday, April 22 we are having our Highway Clean-up. Sign up sheets are on the bulletin board. Everyone should meet at the Aerie at 9 a.m. Our regular activities are: Sunday - Breakfast from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.; Pinochle 1 p.m. Monday - Trustees meeting/Interviews 7 p.m. Tuesday - Karaoke 8:30 p.m. kids are welcome until 10

p.m. Wednesday - 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month Aerie meeting 8 p.m. Initiations on the 1st Wednesday. Thursday - 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month Auxiliary meeting 6:30 p.m. Friday - 5:30 p.m. - Kitchen open. This Friday’s special is a Club Burger for $5. 7 p.m. Bingo, we have over $10,000 in prizes to be given away. Saturday - Karaoke or live music 9 p.m. We wish anyone who is ill a speedy recovery to good health. God bless you all, the Biggest Little Eagles in the state.

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OROVILLE - The Oroville City Council will meet an hour early, at 6 p.m., to hold a workshop about the draft Critical Areas Ordinance on Tuesday, April 17. The public is invited to attend the meeting to be held in the council chambers just prior to their regular 7 p.m. meeting. The Oroville Planning Commission recently continued a public hearing on the draft Critical Areas Ordinance to allow for additional input from the public. In the meantime, the city council will study the regulations hoping to gain a greater understanding of the rules prior to holding a final public hearing to consider their adoption. At the council’s March 21 meeting Chris Branch, Community Development Director, reported that questions asked in staff meeting discussions prompted Mayor Chuck Spieth to request that he brief the council on the proposed new regulations. The council agreed to meet one hour early on April 17 for a workshop where Branch will present an overview of changes to the interim Critical Areas ordinance leading to the draft regulations. “The interim official control, or interim ordinance, has been codified in Chapter 18 of the Oroville Municipal Code for five years now. When initially

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circulated for public agency comment, the Department of Ecology expressed concerns over adequacy of wetland regulations including setbacks and provisions for mitigation,” said Branch. “During the period that the interim regulations have been in place Ecology released a guidance document exclusively developed for small cities which added some flexibility to the regulation of wetlands. “The guidance allows small cities to measure the details of the function and value of each wetland where development is proposed and to adjust the setbacks based on this information as well as the intensity of the development being considered.” Branch also worked with the Planning Commission to improve the section addressing Fish and Wildlife Conservation Areas, most significantly Riparian Habitat Areas of Tonasket and Nine Mile creeks. These streams are known to be accessed by steelhead, requiring special consideration under the provisions of the Growth Management Act that apply to Okanogan County. Branch said the proposed rules give an option for landowners to dedicate their required 50-foot riparian area as conservation



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easements to the city or conservation entities in the business of stream restoration which will enable a coordinated restoration strategy over time. The proposed rules apply only to those areas within the city, and only when there is development proposed. The designations in the unincorporated areas do not apply until such time that these areas fall under city jurisdiction as a result of annexation, according to Branch. Significant setbacks currently apply under Okanogan County regulations which are in the process of being updated; a public hearing is scheduled before the County Planning Commission on April 23.

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COMEDY Starring Will Sasso, Sean Hayes, Chris Diamantopoulos Fri. 6:45 & 9:00 PG 92 min

Sat. *4:00, 6:45 & 9:00 Sun. *4:15 & 7:00 Wkdys: 7:00

WRATH OF THE TITANS 99 min PG 13 ACTION / ADVENTURE / FANTASY. Starring Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson & Rosamund Pike Fri. 6:45 & 9:15 Sun. *4:15 & 7:00

Sat. *4:00, 6:45 & 9:15 Weekdays: 7:00

Adults $7.50 Kids 11-under & *Discount Matinee-kids/adults $5 ea

No children under age 4 admitted unless film is G rated. No one under 17 admitted to R rated films without their own parent. Photo ID required.



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.

Special Music Jam OROVILLE – All instruments and ages invited! It’s for teens, it’s for adults, it’s for anyone who has an instrument and wants to join in a jamming session at the Oroville Library on Saturday, April 14, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Come and play, or come and listen. Slap your knee or tap your foot; everyone has a good time! No charge for this event sponsored by North Valley Community Schools. But, if you enjoy a treat, refreshments are available with a donation to NVCS – desserts and much more. No need to register – just show up.

Vegetarian Potluck Dinner OROVILLE – The Humuh Buddhist-Life Science/Meditation

Center at 1314 Main Street in Oroville is hosting a vegetarian potluck dinner on Saturday, April 14 at 6 p.m. Bring a dish and a donation and help keep the lights on at the center. Everyone is welcome.

Earth Day Alternative Faire TONASKET – Green Okanogan (GO) will be hosting their 5th annual Earth Day Alternative Faire on Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22. This free, 2-day event will begin at 10 a.m. with a focus on topics which offer alternatives toward green living in the Okanogan. Saturday will be the day for tours, which feature underground living. On Sunday, GO will host an e-Cycle drive and a local lunch will be served with the event ending around 5 p.m. This event is being held at the Tonasket Community Cultural Center, 411 S. Western Ave.

Flamenco Performance TONASKET – An evening of Flamenco Passion and Soul with Eric and Encarnacion is being held at the Community Cultural Center on April 14. A dinner of Spanish tapas will be served from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m. For dinner prices, ticket prices and general information call (509) 486-1328.

Blossom Spring Bazaar OROVILLE – The 6th Annual Blossom Spring Bazaar will be held Saturday, April 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the OHS Commons. Admission is free (bring a food drive donation). Enjoy door prizes from participating vendors throughout the day. Potential vendors may contact Melisa Turner at (509) 4762246.

Democratic Caucus OROVILLE - The Democratic Caucus has been moved from

the Oroville Depot Museum to the Oroville High School Library. The caucus is being held Sunday, April 15 at 1 p.m. Meeting will include picking delegates and drafting resolutions for the county party convention.

April 16 is the Oroville Spring Clean-up. Residents may schedule pick-ups by contacting City Hall at (509) 476-2926. Pickup date is Thursday, April 19 (April 20 if necessary). For collection information contact City Hall.

Spring Clean-Up

April is Military

OROVILLE – The week of

Child Month


TONASKET – April is the Month of the Military Child. Join the NCW Blue Star Mothers on Wednesday, April 18 at the Crossroads Christian Fellowship in Tonasket at 5:30 p.m.

OMAK – All Okanogan County school employees are encouraged to attend a free retirement seminar at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19 at the Omak Superintendent’s Building, 619 W. Bartlett, Omak. The seminar is sponsored by Okanogan County School Retirees Association. For more information call (509) 4223393.

Tonasket Kindergarten Information Night TONASKET – Kindergarten (English) Information Night is being held Wednesday, April 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the Elementary School Library. Childcare will be provided. Registration Day is Thursday, April 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Your child must be 5 years of age on or before Aug. 31, 2012. For more information call (509) 486-4933. Noche de Informacion ed Espanol: Martes 17 de Abril del 2012. 6:30 de la noche en la Biblioteca de la Escuela Primaria. Su nino debe tener 5 anos de edad cumplidos antes del 31 de agosto de 2012. Dia de Matricular: 18 de Abril del 2012 9 a.m. a 3 p.m. Regrese los documentos con los datos que se le solicita. Si se le pasan estas fechas por favor venga a la oficina durante. El horario regular para registrar a su nino(a). Horario de la oficina: 8 a.m. a 4 p.m.

OCSRA Retirement

Annual Spring Luncheon TONASKET – The Tonasket Community Church Annual Spring Luncheon is being held Saturday, April 21 at 12 p.m. This year’s guest speaker is Deborah Roberts. Enjoy special music by Lois Rhoades, For more information call Helen at (509) 486-2066 or Peg at (509) 826-4520.

May Festival Parade Entry Forms OROVILLE – Applications for the 78th annual May Festival Parade are available at Prince’s Center (Customer Service), Sterling Savings Bank an the Oroville School District Superintendent’s office, or by calling (509) 429-9397 (Shay). May Festival Parade is Saturday, May 12 with line-up starting at 8 a.m. and judging starting at 8:30 a.m.


1510 Main St., Oroville  509-476-4444

LAKE AND COUNTRY Call Cindy or Rocky DeVon or Carrie Rise Fantastic Views! This home has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, 2000+ approx sq ft of living space and is located on about 2 acres. It’s remodeled inside, has a fabulous kitchen with an eating area and large island. Plenty of counter / cupboard space. Lots of lighting, great layout! Located above Spectacle Lake in Loomis, over looking the mountains and valley! MLS#328538 $159,000 509/476-3378 The coffee is always on! Windermere Real Estate / Oroville Sandy Peterson (Designated Broker) & Ron Peterson (Broker), Owners Rich Solberg (Managing Broker), Mary Curtis, Dan Coursey & Doug Kee (Brokers)

Bring your RV or build your cabin in the woods. Good hunting and fishing with lakes close by and close to state and national forest. Enjoy the abundant wildlife in the area. NWML# 340946 $17,500










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


Have Buyer for 100 acres Plus. Borders State and / or Natl. Forest. Trees. Open Areas. Water no home necessary. Will look at larger acreage if not bordering public lands. Open to Price. $300,000.00 to One Million Dollars. Want to build a Home. Jan Asmussen, Broker - Owner 509-486-2138  158 Airport Rd - Tonasket, WA. 98855

Come get your map of all the Lake Osoyoos Waterfront properties for sale!

1411 Main St., P.O. Box 547 Oroville, WA 509-476-2121 SUN Stan & Tamara Porter & Joan Cool LAKES RARELY OFFERED LAUNDROMAT REALTY

Turn Key Ready. Great commercial location-terrific visibility from Hwy 97. Buildings, Land, some Equipment. $275,000.


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OBITUARIES Steven C. Mattson Steven C. Mattson, 77, of Tonasket, passed away the evening of March 18, 2012 at Mid Valley Hospital in Omak. Steve is survived by his wife of 27 years, LaReah Mattson; children Marke Mattson, Twyla Steger, Jesse Vaught, Doug Johnson and Cheri Hoggard; sister Marcie Franklin; and many nieces, nephews, and grandchildren, all of whom loved him very much. A memorial will be held at the Tonasket Senior Center on

April 14 at 1 p.m. As a teen Steve began his career by delivering accounting records for his mother and her business partner to clients in the greater Seattle area. In the late 1970’s he moved to the Okanogan Valley where he quickly became the local accountant of choice for over 30 years. Steve will be remembered for his ability to breathe life into the subject of accounting while standing in front of a classroom. He taught night school accounting classes for years at Green River Community College and at the Omak Branch of the Wenatchee

Valley College, as well as privately. In his youth, Steve was an avid badminton player, skier and backpacker. He was proud to have backpacked along the Pacific Crest Trail in the Cascade Mountain Range. Steve was an active Mason for all of his adult life and a member of the Aurora Lodge in Oroville, Palestine Lodge in Omak, Okanogan Eastern Star, Royal Arch Chapter of Okanogan Valley, Ark Lodge in Seattle and Knights Templar in Seattle. In addition, Steve was a member of the North Country Car Club in Tonasket.

Steve will always be remembered for his prolific vocabulary, love of Mozart, a fondness for Batman, and his ability to recite The Owl and the Pussycat from memory. His memory will live long in our hearts.

vs. Brewster 4 p.m.; Baseball vs. Waterville (Single) 4:30 p.m.; Fastpitch @ Bridgeport (Single) 4:30 p.m.; Old Men’s Basketball 8 p.m.; Community Volleyball 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18: ASVAB 8:30 a.m.; North Valley Community School Board Meeting 4 p.m.; RCIA Class 6 p.m.; Community Volleyball 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19: Cinco de Mayo Dance Practice 3:15 p.m.; JH Track @ Grand Coulee 4 p.m.; Tennis vs. Pateros 4 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs. Omak 4:30 p.m.; Old Men’s Basketball 8 p.m. Tonasket School News Friday, April 13: HSTR – Tonasket

Invitational 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14: ACT Test 8 a.m.; Baseball DH 11 a.m.; Softball DH 11 a.m.; Soccer 11 a.m.; Tennis 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 16: Scholastic Book Fair Tuesday, April 17: Scholastic Book Fair; Art Submissions Due; Jostens Graduation Orders 11 a.m.; Talent Show Rehearsals 2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.; HSTR 3:30 p.m.; Tennis 4:30 p.m.; Softball 4:30 p.m.; Soccer 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18: Scholastic Book Fair; THS ASB Campaign Assembly 1:15 p.m.; Spanish Parent Meeting 6 p.m. Thursday, April 19: Scholastic Book

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A memorial for Harold Kommer will be held at his house, 32562 Hwy. 97, Oroville, on Saturday, April 14 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Come and celebrate his life.

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Fair; MS Track Meet @ GCD 4 p.m.; Tennis 4 p.m.; PTO Talent Show 6 p.m. Oroville/Tonasket School Menu Friday, April 13: Breakfast: Bagel with Cream Cheese and Yogurt. Lunch: Sloppy Joe, Oven Fries, Cookie, Milk and 5-Star Salad Bar. Monday, April 16: Breakfast: French Toast Sticks and Fruit. Lunch: Grilled Cheese, Tomato Soup, Carrots, Milk

and 5-Star Salad Bar. Tuesday, April 17: Breakfast: Sausage Biscuit. Lunch: Taco Salad, Churro, Peaches, Milk and 5-Star Salad Bar. Wednesday, April 18: Breakfast: Cheese Omelet and Potatoes. Lunch: Pizza, Green Beans, Pineapple, Milk and 5-Star Salad Bar. Thursday, April 19: Pancake on a Stick and Yogurt. Lunch: Baked Ziti, Multigrain Roll, Peas, Milk and 5-Star Salad Bar.

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SCHOOL NEWS & MENUS Oroville School News Friday, April 13: FBLA State Competition-Seattle; Cinco de Mayo Dance Practice 3:15 p.m.; Tonasket Invitational 3:30 p.m.; Blossom Ministries Bazaar 4 p.m.; Tennis @ Pateros 4 p.m. Saturday, April 14: FBLA State Competition-Seattle; Blossom Ministries Bazaar 8 a.m.; Saturday School 8 a.m.; Baseball vs. Brewster (Double) 11 a.m.; Boys Soccer @ Bridgeport 11 a.m.; Fastpitch @ Waterville (Double) 11 a.m.; Tennis vs. White Swan 1 p.m. Monday, April 16: HS Golf @ Waterville (Bridgeport) 2:30 p.m.; Tennis @ Wilson Creek 3 p.m.; Boys Soccer


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


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


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

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.

Immanuel Lutheran Church

Trinity Episcopal

Tonasket Foursquare Church

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.

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

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

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

Crossroads Meeting Place 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

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

Call Charlene at 476-3602

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

Whitestone Church of the Brethren

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

Ellisforde Church of the Brethren

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

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

Pastor Jim Yaussy Albright.

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Tonasket residents can drop off information for the Gazette-Tribune at Highlandia Jewelry on 312 S. Whitcomb

Houses For Sale MOLSON: 2 bedroom professionally built log cabin. Power, water, much more! Negotiable down $125,000 509485-2171. 3 bedroom lake view home $770; 2 bedroom home in town $735; large 2 bedroom apartments $550; lakefront 2 bedroom apartment $625; 1 bedroom apartments starting $450. Call Sun Lakes Realty 509-476-2121.

April 21st, 10am 40 East Shop Ave Chelan, WA 2000-2008 Ford Pickups, Trailers, Tractor, Motorcycles, Concrete and Shop Equipment Phone/Web:


PUBLISHER’S NOTICE All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination�. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate that is in violation of the law. To complain of discrimination call HUD at 1-800-6699777. The number for hearing impaired is 1-800-9279275

Chad Tibbs Senior Project Trap Shoot - April 14 at Oroville Gun Club at 9:00am. $10/ shooter. Call 509-476-4342 ask for Chad. I want to express my heartfelt thanks to all my relatives and friends who braved the weather and came to my 80th Birthday party. All the cards and greetings made it a special day I’ll always remember. ~Mary Louise Loe Okanogan County Habitat for Humanity is seeking donations for a yard sale on Saturday, April 21. Donations can be made Saturday mornings from 10:00am until 12:00pm at the Gold Digger Warehouse on Main Street in Oroville, next to Gold Digger Cellars Wines & Gift Shop. We will accept all items in good condition, but NO clothing. Tax deductible receipts are available for donations. If you have questions call Lynn Chapman at 509-476-4626.

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DID YOU FIND AN ITEM AND WANT TO FIND THE OWNER? Found items can be placed in the newspaper for one week for FREE. Limit 15 words, or prepay for words over the 15 word limit. Call 509-476-3602 before noon on Tuesdays.

Help Wanted Grounds keeper May through September. Wage TBD. P/T worker wanted. Duties will be mowing, weed eating and weeding flower beds. Equipment provided. 509-476-3059, 912 Main St., Oroville Okanogan County Dept. of Public Works is accepting applications until April 20, 2012 at 4:30 pm for Temporary M-2 Truck Drivers and Traffic Control Striper Crewperson. Wages will be $15.17/hour. Applicants must possess a Commercial Driver’s License, current updated health card, and flagging card. Okanogan County is also excepting applications for Flagger and General Labor positions at $12.34/hour. Positions are available in various maintenance areas. Applications, supplemental and job descriptions may be obtained by contacting the Dept. of Public Works, 1234-A 2nd Ave. S, Okanogan, WA 98840 or go online to Telephone (509) 422-7300. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Say it in the classifieds! *Special deal* NOW RENTING *HAPPY BIRTHDAY NEW, NEW, NEW! *HAPPY ANNIVERSARY 1 & 2 bedroom condominiums. *CONGRATULATIONS!! Washer / Dryer l Beach Access *WILL YOU MARRY ME? Large Patios with Lake Views MUST BE PREPAID For further information call $6.00 for the first 15 words 253-261-9251 or 509-560-9471 WANTED: Part-time houseadditional words $1.00 keeping for resort on Spectaeach. Bold words, special Very nice large 1 bedroom cle Lake. Call 509-223-4141 font or borders extra. apartment. Upstairs, no pets, after 6 p.m. Add a picture no smoking. $400. 509-476WA2254947 ASSISTANT TRACK COACH $2,043 to $2,690 SEASON for only $1.50 more. 3145. WA2254842 OBSTETRICS COORDINATOR DOE Whistler’s Family Restaurant, to place ad DOE WA2254299 NURSING ASSISTANTCall CERTIFIED Tonasket, will be accepting WA2254298 CLERK Okanogan Valley DOE Cottage in Molson $350PATIENT + REGISTRATION resumes for Cook and Server WA2251357 JANITOR $10.00 HOUR Gazette-Tribune $350 damage WA2251240 deposit. FAMILY No SUPPORT SPECIALIST/ED.L ADVOCATE positions April 13, $16.00 to $20.00 HOUR Friday, 509-476-3602 smokers, no pets.WA2248436 485-3241HOUSEKEEPING / LAUNDRY AIDE $9.10 HOUR2:00pm in the Ban10:00amWA2215023 CDL TRUCK DRIVER $35,000 to quet $48,000 YEAR Room at Whistler’s Family Restaurant. Successful candidates will be required to pass a drug test. Please apply in person.

ANNUAL CONSIGNMENT AUCTION — TONASKET RODEO GROUNDS — Saturday, May 5, 2012 Farm and Ranch * Vehicles * Household * Collectibles * Estates * Tools Consign Before April 20 so we can Advertise your Items. Call 486-2138 or 486-2570 to Consign. Consignments will be accepted up to Sale Time


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Paying cash for Gold & Silver coins, Buillion, Jewelry. By appointment. Call Spence (509) 429-4722

plemental income placing and supervising high school exchange students. Volunteer host families also needed. Promote world peace!




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STATEWIDE CLASSIFIEDS WEEK OF APRIL 9, 2012 This newspaper participates in a statewide classified ad program sponsored by the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association, a statewide association of weekly newspapers. The program allows classified advertisers to submit ads for publication in participating weeklies throughout the state in compliance with the following rules. You may submit an ad for the statewide program through this newspaper or in person to the WNPA office. The rate is $255 for up to 25 words, plus $10 per word over 25 words. WNPA reserves the right to edit all ad copy submitted and to refuse to accept any ad submitted for the statewide program. WNPA, therefore, does not guarantee that every ad will be run in every newspaper. WNPA will, on request, for a fee of $40, provide information on which newspapers run a particular ad within a 30 day period. Substantive typographical error (wrong address, telephone number, name or price) will result in a “make good�, in which a corrected ad will be run the following week. WNPA incurs no other liability for errors in publication.

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Lariat SP 2012-1 Application and SEPA Exemption Land Getaways, LLC submitted a short subdivision application in order to divide 17.04 acres into 2 lots. Access is provided by Old Highway 97 approximately 5 miles north of the Brewster, WA. Internal private roads (Hacienda Lane and Plata Road) provide direct access to both lots. The property is within the development commonly known as Silver Spur. Tax parcel numbers are 3125200013 & 3125290031, within sec. 20 & 29, T31N, R25E, Willamette Meridian. The Okanogan County SEPA Responsible Official issued a final SEPA determination identifying this project is exempt from SEPA review in accordance with WAC 197-11. The comment period for this project ends at 5 pm on May 14, 2012. Comments must be submitted in writing. Direct questions and comments to: Ben Rough, Senior Planner, Okanogan County Office of Planning & Development, 123 5th Ave. N, Suite 130, Okanogan, WA 98840, (509) 422-7122. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and Quad City Herald on April 12, 2012.#379524

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Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on April 5 and 12, 2012.#375873 Okanogan County 2012 to 2017 Six Year Transportation Improvement Program NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that a public hearing in the matter of the Okanogan County Six-Year Transportation Improvement Program for the years 2012 through 2017 as per R.C.W. 36.81.121 will be held in the Hearing Room of the Okanogan County Board of Commissioners at 123 Fifth Avenue North, in Okanogan, Washington at 11:30 A.M. on April 17, 2012. The purpose of this hearing is to amend the federal funding on item #4, County Wide Guardrail and item #5, County Wide Rumble Strip Projects. Road Maintenance issues will not be addressed at this hearing. All interested parties may be heard in this matter. Please send written comments to Don Motes, Department of Public Works, 1234-A Second Ave. South, Okanogan, WA 98840. Dated this 28th day of March, 2012 at Okanogan, Washington. Robert Breshears, P.E. Okanogan County Engineer Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and Quad City Herald on April 5 and 12, 2012.#377894 Okanogan County Notice of Final Decision Project: Exempt Segregation, Parcel #3322130033 Proponent: Eldred Barker Decision: Approved Date of Publication: April 12, 2012 Appeal Deadline: May 3, 2012 The Okanogan County Office of Planning and Development approved the above-noted project. Within 21 calendar days of the publication date, parties with standing may appeal this decision to Okanogan County Superior Court at 149 N. 3rd Ave., Okanogan, WA, pursuant to RCW 36.70 C. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and Quad City Herald on April 12, 2012.#379529

Okanogan County Notice of Final Decision Project: Exempt Segregation, Parcel # 3828012008 Proponent: Paul & Kelly Brantner Decision: Approved Date of Publication: April 12, 2012 Appeal Deadline: May 3, 2012 The Okanogan County Office of Planning and Development approved the above-noted project. Within 21 calendar days of the publication date, parties with standing may appeal this decision to Okanogan County Superior Court at 149 N. 3rd Ave., Okanogan, WA, pursuant to RCW 36.70 C. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and Quad City Herald on April 12, 2012.#379528 Public Notice Notice of abandoned property and sale of same. Attention Robert Elis and Sherry Combs. As of April 2012 the rent on your storage unit located at Oroville Mini Storage, 140 Chesaw Road, Oroville, Wash., is 9 months past due. Attempts to contact you have been unsuccessful. Your unit is considered abandoned and will be auctioned. Date of sale has been set 4/28/12. Contact 509560-0116 for further information. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on April 12 and 19, 2012.#379475

PUBLIC NOTICE The staff of the Okanogan County Noxious Weed Control Board has begun inspections of properties for control of noxious weed species designated by the board as enforcement species. Landowners with any of these species present on their property shall be required to control the noxious weeds according to provisions outlined in Chapter 17.10 RCW. INSPECTIONS SHALL TAKE PLACE FOR THE SPECIES designated for control by the WSNWCB. A complete list is available at the Noxious Weed office. These species are enforceable if control measures are not performed. All State, Federal, private landowners and roads will be notified of noxious weeds present and classified as enforceable, and will be required to control the species. This notice is published according to board procedure to notify landowners in our County that field inspectors may enter their property according to the provisions outlined in 17.10.160 RCW, and that this notice shall serve as “Reasonable Attempt� as defined according to the aforementioned RCW. If you have any questions regarding the enforcement inspection process, please contact the Noxious Weed Control office at 509-422-7165 or write PO Box 791, Okanogan, WA 98840. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and Quad City Herald on April 5 and 12, 2012.#377891

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Killer Bees wrap up season Brewster Bears

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Perez and Beltran help young Oroville wrestlers as part of their senior project By Brent Baker

OKANOGAN - Area youth wrestlers finished their season Saturday, March 31, at Okanogan, with about 170 kids from around the county competing. For Oroville’s Killer Bees, placing in the kindergarten division were Koda Hirst (1st place), Anthony Davis (2nd), Riley McCoy (3rd), Nathaniel Smith (4th), Roudy Couburn, Shawn Marringer and Xavier Cardona. In first / second grades, Killer Bees included Travis Darrow (1st), Alex Delrisario (2nd), Kolo Moser (3rd), Tom Spikes (3rd), Cody Renfroe and Daegon

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Oroville Killer Bee wrestlers, ages pre-school to third grade, with coaches Lopez, Moser, Beltran and Hirst.

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Oroville Killer Bee wrestlers, ages fourth through sixth grade, with coach Nick Perez (standing, left), who guided the team as his senior project.

This week’s game April 12 - 21 Schedules subject to change Thursday, April 12 Soccer - Oroville at Omak, 4:30 p.m. Soccer - Tonasket at Bridgeport, 4:30 p.m. Softball - Oroville at Brewster, 4:30 p.m. Tennis - Oroville at Omak, 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 13 Tennis - Oroville at Pateros, 4:00 p.m. Track - Oroville at Tonasket Invite, 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14 Baseball - Oroville at Brewster (2), 11:00 a.m. Baseball - Omak at Tonasket (2), 11:00 a.m. Soccer - Omak at Tonasket, 11:00 a.m. Soccer - Oroville at Bridgeport, 11:00 a.m. Softball - Omak at Tonasket (2), 11:00 a.m. Softball - Oroville at Waterville(2), 11:00 a.m.

and as a whole did well.” In the first game, Jasmine Nutt’s single in the first inning proved OROVILLE - Playing defending to be the Hornets’ only hit of the Central Washington League North game. The Hornets were no-hit in Division champion Brewster with the second game, though they a full team is tough enough. did have runO r o v i l l e ’s fastpitch softball “Due to spring break ners reach base a walk and squad faced the several of our players via a hit-by-pitch. Bears at less than were not able to play.” Tori King and full strength on Rochelle Nutt Saturday, April Dane Forrester, also turned a 7, and were shut Oroville Softball Coach double play out twice, 28-0 in the second and 18-0. “Due to spring break several of inning. The Hornets played Waterville our players were not able to play,” said Oroville coach Dane Forrester. on Tuesday, head to Brewster on “The team played hard and with a Thursday, April 12, and have a lot of heart. They were filling posi- doubleheader at Waterville on tions they were not familiar with Saturday. By Brent Baker

Tennis - Omak at Tonasket, 11:00 a.m. Tennis - Oroville vs. WS at Eastmont, 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 16 Golf - Oroville at Lake Woods GC, Waterville, 2:30 p.m. Tennis - Cascade at Tonasket, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17 Baseball - Chelan at Tonasket, 4:30 p.m. Baseball - Waterville at Oroville, 4:30 p.m. Soccer - Brewster at Oroville, 4:00 p.m. Soccer - Chelan at Tonasket, 4:30 p.m. Softball - Chelan at Tonasket, 4:30 p.m. Softball - Oroville at Bridgeport, 4:30 p.m. Tennis - Chelan at Tonasket, 4:30 p.m. Tennis - Oroville at Wilson Creek, 3:00 p.m.

Track - Tonasket at Okanogan, 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19 Soccer - Omak at Oroville, 4:30 p.m. Tennis - Cashmere at Tonasket, 4:00 p.m. Tennis - Pateros at Oroville, 4:00 p.m. Friday, April 20 Softball - Bridgeport at Oroville (2), 3:00 p.m. Saturday, April 21 Baseball - Cashmere at Tonasket (2), 11:00 a.m. Baseball - Oroville at Waterville (2), 11:00 a.m. Soccer - Cashmere at Tonasket, 11:00 a.m. Soccer - Oroville at Liberty Bell, 11:00 a.m. Softball - Cashmere at Tonasket (2), 11:00 a.m. Track - Oroville at Quincy Invite, 10:00 a.m.

Harris. Third and fourth graders included Colby Guzman (1st), Jaxon Rise (2nd), Chris Worell (2nd), Julian Lopez (3rd), Seth Baugher (4th), Taylor McCoy, Cody Field, Kael Harris, Steven Lopez and Anthony Cardona. Fifth and sixth graders were Jeff Rounds (1st), Dean Davis (1st), Brandon Baugher (3rd), David Iniguez (4th), Hunter Gallant and Drake Fox. “Our Killer Bee season went well because of the efforts of some awesome parents who pitched in with coaching and helping out at our own tournament,” said Oroville high school wrestling coach Chuck Ricevuto. “We also want to thank high school student Nick Perez for coaching fourth through sixth graders for his senior project and Alex ‘Biggie’ Beltran for coaching the kindergarten through third grade kids.”

Tigers swept by Chelan

Chelan sweeps Tiger baseball team By Brent Baker

CHELAN - Tonasket’s baseball team got a pair of complete game efforts from its pitchers, but couldn’t get enough going offensively in a doubleheader at Chelan on Thursday, April 5. The Tigers fell 7-5 to the Goats in the opener and lost the nightcap 9-0. Jake Cory struck out five and walked four in the opener. “He threw the ball really well,” said Tonasket coach Tim Cork. “The defense was a little shaky behind him the first few innings, but he kept working hard for us. I was extremely proud of him.” Kjeld Williams’ two-run double

in the third inning was the big hit for the Tigers. John Rawley went the distance in the second game. “He didn’t have his best stuff,” Cork said. “But he fought hard and never gave up. “We had a hard time getting anything going against their pitching. They have a good pitching staff that can really keep you off balance. The guys played hard and I was proud of them for not giving up and rolling over. This is a fun group to coach.” The Tigers (1-7, 0-3 Caribou Trail League) host Omak on Saturday, April 14, for a doubleheader, and Chelan visits on Tuesday, April 17. Chelan improved to 4-1 (2-0).w

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CHELAN - Tonasket’s fastpitch softball team played a makeup doubleheader at Chelan on Thursday April 5 and fell to the Goats, 10-0 and 15-1. Riley Fewkes pitched the first game for the Tigers, with Sadie Long pitching the second game. “All in all I see the girls coming along,” said Tonasket coach Emily Rimestad. “We got one run in and I’m happy about that.” The Tigers (4-3, 0-3 Caribou Trail League) host Omak on Saturday, April 14 and Chelan on April 17.

Whether you are interested in cardio workouts, or toning and overall conditioning we have an exercise class for you. April 1-30 unlimited classes $50.00 Mon, Tues, Wed, Thur and Sun. (reg $65.00). Walk in classes $5.00. New comers’ first class is free. No membership fees or contracts. For class schedule and times, visit or contact Charleen at 734-260-3353. Join us for a Disco Night Master Class on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 6:15 and meet our Instructors. This special class is a mix of Zumba, Turbo Kick, Toning and Conditioning and promises a great workout.

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Okanogan valley life Hunting Easter Eggs in Chesaw Earth Day Alternative Faire coming soon Submitted by Loreen Felstet

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TONASKET Green Okanogan (GO) will be hosting their Fifth Annual Earth Day Alternative Faire on Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22. This free two-day event will begin at 10 a.m. both days with a focus on topics which offer alternatives toward green living in the Okanogan. This year, Saturday will be the day for the tours, which feature underground living. On Sunday GO will host an e-Cycle drive at the Community Cultural Center in Tonasket, 411 S. Western Ave., and a local lunch will be served with the event ending

around 5 p.m. The first 50 attendees will receive a free GREEN gift, so come when the doors open at 9:30 a.m. for coffee and networking! Bring in your old TVs, computers, monitors, towers and laptops and we will recycle them responsibly. All funds go toward building GO Recycle’s much-needed recycling center in Tonasket. Topics include transportation, green building, composting, and agriculture; plus Slow Food Okanogan, Community Action, a Green Intentional Community, and others will share their vision with us. Throughout the day, event attendees will be treated to a showing of many different types of alternative artwork.

Come check out some interesting versions of our local talent featuring green and recycled art pieces. We will have some brief tutorials regarding recycled art and crafting. Lunch will feature local foods, as eating local is another way of being green and working toward reducing our carbon footprint; sure to be delicious with something for everyone offered at a $5 suggested donation. For more information about GO Recycle come to this event, call the Recycling Chick (Loreen Felstet) at 509-4862389, or connect with Recycling Chick or Green Okanogan on Facebook. Here is your opportunity to get involved for a Green Okanogan!

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Above: Nineteen kids, ranging in ages from two-months to 12-yearsold, participated in this year’s Chesaw Easter Egg hunt sponsored by the Children’s Activity Club. There were 30 dozen colored eggs hidden around the Chesaw Rodeo Grounds, many of them hidden by teen volunteers several of whom were former Easter Egg Hunters themselves. Left: Eliza Dougherty wasn’t sure she wanted to give up her special golden egg in trade for one of the prizes, so she hid it in her jacket. Below: Winners of prizes for finding the special gold and silver eggs were (L-R) Piper Dougherty, Jasper Brunell, Hailey Wright, Elaine Quinlan, Erin Quinlan, Kaden Graf, Paul Graf and Eliza Dougherty.

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Colville - Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers announced Tuesday, April 3, she is seeking re-election to her fifth term in the U.S. House in Washington’s Fifth Congressional District. “I’m humbled to say that I’ve “I take pride in being lived the American Dream, and a Representative that I’ve always seen my number one goal in public life as preserving is 100 percent focused that Dream for the next genon the wonderful eration,” said Rep. McMorris people who sent me Rodgers. “Today, the American Dream is threatened by Big to Congress.” Government policies that have Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers weakened our economy, and added a record amount to our debt. I have opposed the Big Government policies that also voted against the TARP have failed, and I will continue bailout, the $1 trillion stimufighting for the free market lus, and the $2 trillion health solutions that will work - to care law. Rep. McMorris Rodgers was create jobs and help the people elected by her colleagues in 2008 of Eastern Washington.” Rep. McMorris Rodgers is to be Vice Chair of the House leading the fight in Congress Republican Conference. She is to bring the new KC-46A tank- the highest-ranking Republican ers to Fairchild Air Force Base, woman in Congress. Rep. McMorris Rodgers said secure funding to complete the North Spokane Freeway, she uses her leadership post expand hydropower produc- to advance Eastern Washington THE RIGHT INVESTMENTS IN YOUR IRA tion, bring a medical school priorities. “I take pride in being toTHE Spokane, and protect rural RIGHT INVESTMENTS IN YOUR IRA




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City of Oroville Mayor Chuck Spieth has declared the week of April 16th as the Oroville Spring Cleanup. Residents may schedule pick-ups by contacting City Hall at 476-2926. Pickup date is Thursday, April 19th (if necessary, Friday, April 20th). For collection information contact City Hall at 476-2926. The Mayor and City Council are encouraging all residents and property owners to take pride in our community by participating in the Spring Clean-up. Take advantage of this opportunity to cleanup your neighborhood.

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Saturday Night Steak Special (for two) 6 oz Sirloin or the 8 oz Sirloin

Seafood Special on Steak night for an additional cost of $6.25. Changes every Sat. Served your way, fresh baked potato, fresh vegetable, choice of homemade soup and/or salad, basket of bread and dessert.


3-piece Fried Chicken mashed potatoes, gravy, fresh veggies, choice of soup / salad, Homemade Biscuit & Dessert.

All you can eat Fish and Chips SERVED ANY TIME!

Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune, April 12, 2012  
Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune, April 12, 2012  

April 12, 2012 edition of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune