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One of the children who was sent to the hospital as a precautionary measure was transported by the Tonasket ambulance, which responded to the accident in addition to the Oroville units and their crews.

The crash occured south of town on Highway 97 on Feb. 7

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OROVILLE – A small pickup rear-ended one of the Oroville Head Start buses on the Hwy. 97 bridge south of here sending six people, including three children, to the hospital around 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7. Although only three people were listed as injured at the scene, the others were sent to North Valley Hospital as a precaution, according to the Washington State Patrol report filed by Sgt. M. Saunders. The small 2006 GMC school bus was being driven southbound on Hwy. 97 when the driver, Charity R. Sutton, stopped for the railroad crossing to check for the train when the bus was hit from behind by Cassandra G. Snider who was driving southbound in a 1979 Chevrolet Luv pickup. Snider, 28, Tonasket, was transported to North Valley Hospital with injuries. She was charged with failure to control her speed to avoid a collision, according to the Trooper’s report. A four-year-old passenger in the pickup was also taken to the hospital with injuries. Another passenger, Benjamin Snider, 28, was uninjured. The pickup was highly damaged and totaled at the

Dam plan blasted before Oroville council


OROVILLE – Joseph Enzensperger approached the Oroville City Council to ask that they consider opposing Okanogan County PUD’s current plan to generate hydroelectric power at Enloe Dam because of the high cost and potential to dewater the Similkameen Falls below. Enzensperger asked the council at their Tuesday, Feb. 7 to first study the public utility’s plan and a new study “Review of the Economics of Restoring Hydropower at Enloe Dam on the Similkameen River “ by Rocky Mountain Econometrics. The analysis, released in late January and commissioned by the Columbia River Biological Education Project and several conservation groups, claims the project would cost ratepayers Gary DeVon/staff photos

A woman driving this 1979 Chevrolet pickup rear-ended the Head Start bus when the bus driver stopped to look for oncoming train traffic, as required by state law, on the Hwy. 97 bridge just south of Oroville. Six people, two from the pickup and four from the bus, were transported to North Valley Hospital in Tonasket for visible injuries or as a precaution, according to the Washington State Patrol. scene. It was towed by Thompson Bees. The bus, which was incapacitated, showed little damage other than a pushed-in rear bumper. Sutton, 29, Oroville, was also injured and taken by ambulance

Judge Burchard won’t seek return to bench The jurist has served 19 years in Okanogan County Superior Court BY GARY A. DEVON MANAGING EDITOR

OKANOGAN – After 19 years on the bench, Judge Jack Burchard has announced that it is time to retire and he will not be seeking a sixth term. His fifth term will not be up for another 11 months so he will still be hearing cases for the rest of the year. In making his announcement (see his guest editorial next week), the judge list many of the accomplishments that have been made over the years. These include the Drug Court, which was started without the benefit of a federal grant used by many of the larger counties to start theirs. He also points to the Dispute Resolution Center which has provided education to divorcing parents that helps keep their children out of the middle of disputes. There is also the Court Appointed Child Advocates that handle cases os suspected child abuse and Judge Burchard neglect. During his remaining time on the Superior Court, Judge Burchard’s caseload will be shared with Judge Chris Culp who was appointed to the bench by Governor Christine Gregoire as the county’s second Superior Court Judge. Burchard said at Culp’s swearing in last December that a second judge in the Superior Court was something that has been needed for many years. With his retirement, both positions will be up for election in the next general election. Burchard ran for judge after longtime Okanogan County Superior Court Judge James Thomas retired from the bench. Prior to being elected to the Superior Court, Burchard served as Okanogan County Prosecuting Attorney for six years and before that was a public defender. Burchard lives in Okanogan with his wife Peg and they have five children Chris, Jay, Anna, Tim and Mary.


to NVH. Passengers in the bus included Kari G. Barker, 32, and a four year-old and a two-year-old. They were all taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure. Efforts to restart the gasolinepowered bus failed because of

the automatic fuel pump shut off and one of the troopers used his patrol car to push the bus off the bridge onto a side road. In addition to the Washington State Patrol, personnel from the Oroville Police and Fire

Departments responded to the scene. Oroville and Tonasket ambulances and crews helped transport victims to the hospital. All parties involved in the accident were wearing seat belts, according to Sgt. Saunders.

May Fest Queen candidates OROVILLE – Two juniors at Oroville High School are vying for the title 2012 May Festival Queen this year – Dayna Roley and Ali Miller. Selection night for the 2012 Oroville May Queen and Princess will be held Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. in the Oroville High School Commons. The community is invited to attend and help select this year’s queen and princess. Selection Night activities for the royalty candidates include speeches, modeling and poise, as well as answering impromptu questions. After which, the community and judges will vote on their selection and the royalty will be named. “We hope to see you there,” say organizers. The following are short introductions written by each of the candidates:

Ali Miller

Dayna Roley

My name is Ali Miller and my parents are Benie and Scott Miller and I have a sister, Kendal. I am very active in school and the community. I run cross country, play basketball and tennis and I’m a member of the O-Club. I’m also a member of the Border Patrol Explorer Post 0023. I’ve very proud to be able to participate in all these activities and still maintain a good grade point average. I’m still unsure about my future, but I’m looking into possibly joining the Air Ali Miller Force. I love to hang out with friends. It’s never boring when we’re all together. Not to brag, but I think I have the best friends anyone could ask for. I have been a part of May Day festivities since kindergarten from riding my bicycle through the parade and passing out candy, being third grade royalty with Connor, May Pole Dance to playing in the 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament. May Day is a big event when the community gets together and has a fun time. I would love to be your 2012 May Festival Queen. I’d be very honored and proud to represent our town. I’m very responsible, witty, mature and reliable. I think I’d be a great candidate for the job.

My name is Dayna Roley and my parents are Ross and Neysa and my sisters are Bethany and Bonnie. I have been a cheerleader for football and basketball since the seventh grade. I plan on continuing cheer next year as a senior. This is my third year working on the yearbook staff and I have also been a member of FBLA, class presidencies and photography club. In addition, I participate actively with my church youth group doing service projects, activities and being a youth leadDayna Roley er at church camp. I love children and plan on getting a degree in elementary education. I also enjoy drawing, doing crafts, photography and music. My family moved to Oroville when I was in the third grade. We very quickly came to love living here. There is a true sense of community... of people who are neighbors, neighbors who have become friends and friends who have become family. Oroville is a community of people that gathers together to support each other. Memories, relationships and traditions are created in communities like this one. This is why I’d be honored to represent Oroville. I hope I will have a chance to tell people about our great community to share about our wonderful people, our celebrations and traditions, our businesses, neighborhoods and schools. And encourage them to come enjoy our beautiful scenery, wonderful weather and plentiful recreational opportunities.

Joseph Enzensperger

more than it would return, as well as ruin the aesthetic and economic value of the falls. The analysis claims the PUD will lose $26 for every megawatt produced at the dam. “(This is) a very thorough assessment of the PUD’s plans for Enloe Falls,” said Enzensperger, adding the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has turned down three previous attempts to relicense the dam, built in the early 1900s. “At current electrical prices it is actually a losing proposition. What we’ve seen is energy prices really reached their high point in 2008 and have since fallen off because of the economy. “Another factor is wind power has come on line. In Texas wind power generation is now enough to replace 10 nuclear plants. In Germany solar power has replaced the need for seven nuclear plants.” Enzensperger claims the utility is willing to take a loss on the project just to see it done. “What we lose in all this is the scenic value of the falls, especially to the Similkameen Trail. These are huge attractions that draw people to town. The trail is in the middle of the Pacific Northwest Scenic Trail which includes seven national parks and seven National Forests and goes all the way to Glacier. This trail is our opportunity.” Enzensperger said Native American tribes have always wanted fish passage at Enloe. He said that could result in fish habitat for 50,000 King Chinook salmon and 100,000 steelhead above the dam. “This is an opportunity to turn an empty main street around



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New NVH second floor nears completion By Brent Baker Staff Writer

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Students from Oroville’s second grade classes made hearts with some help from fourth graders to do the laminating so they would be protected from the elements while hanging from the roof of the gazebo at Centennial Park during the month of February. These Valentine cards have sentiments on them from the children. Their teachers, Mrs. Harris, Mrs. Wahl and Ms. Shine, as well as Principal Joahn Hoehn were instrumental in encouraging the students in their project which was done to show appreciation for the students community. Members of the Oroville Streetscape Committee have said they are very pleased the park was used in this way to help chase away the winter doldrums.

Do I hear $240 for the apple crisp?

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The Tonasket Athletic Boosters Club hosted its dessert auction Friday, Feb. 10, at The Kuhler in Tonasket. Following prime rib dinner and entertainment, the club raised over $3000 for the Tonasket School District’s athletic programs with a dessert auction and silent auction. Above, auctioneer Jerry Asmussen gets on a roll as girls varsity basketball coach Mike Larson spots bidders during the auction. Joelle Hawkins’ apple crisp and Tim Jackson’s blueberry apple pie tying for high bid honors at $230.

TONASKET - The construction of the second floor at North Valley Hospital should be completed in early May, NVH facilities manager John Boyd reported at the Thursday, Feb. 9 hospital board meeting. “We sat down this week and reviewed everything that needs to be finished up there and recalculated when we thought it could be completed,” Boyd said. “Right now we’re waiting for the contractors to start on the ducting. We’re looking at least four weeks for that to get done... The guys are projecting May 1 to have the whole thing completed.” Chief Financial Officer Bomi Bharucha reported that the December preliminary financials are done. While technically the books show a small profit, Bharucha said that is primarily because of the way levy money for the building project must be accounted for. “Accounting principles require us to recognize that revenue,” he said. “We are really sitting at a $300,000 to $400,000 operating loss. Since we are

required to show the levy coming in and book the interest part of the bonds on the building, that is really what the book shows. “Volumes finished pretty good in most areas for the year, so that’s keeping on track. So far January was an ‘okay’ month, a little low on in-patient volumes.” The finance committee went through a state compliance/legal audit with no findings. A “going concern” issue from the previous audit, due to the warrant level, was removed, as well as a “management letter item” issue that dealt with some of the internal controls in the pharmacy area. “They were pleased with where we are and where we’re going,” Bharucha said. He also reported that NVH is in the process of reviewing presentations by the three local banks to determine which bank meets the hospital district’s future needs. The Long-term Care Facility reported a nearly full house with 55 patients, and the Veterans Clinic is now offering mental health services for combat veterans. The board next meets Thursday, Feb. 23.

DAM PLAN CRITICIZED | FROM A1 with outfitters, guides and bed and breakfasts. A park where the PUD wants to put a powerhouse would make a wonderful resting place,” said Enzensperger. “The PUD is out of control... it’s a huge gamble. The BLM stands ready to take down the dam, they consider it a liability. I’d like to see a resolution come from this council when they’ve had time to digest this study.” Councilman Walt Hart thanked Enzensperger for his presentation. “It was a good presentation, I will admit I was very negative about the concept before you started to change my mind,” Hart said. Mayor Chuck Spieth asked Arnie Marchand, a member of the Colville Confederated Tribes, if he had any comments. “I could rebut everything he has said. I’ve been at this thing for 12 years when the Tribe signed off after it was proven that fish

were never above the dam. If you would like me to talk about this at length sometime I would be willing to do so at a future date,” said Marchand, adding that local Canadian Indian Bands have indicated they do not want fish passage at Enloe, where fish have historically been blocked by the natural falls below the dam. Under old business, the city council is considering adopting fees for standbys of the ambulance and crews at special events like the upcoming Northwest Ice Fishing Festival at Molson, May Festival Three on Three Basketball Tournament and the Chesaw Fourth of July Rodeo. Organizations in the past gave donations. The economy is tight and now that we’ve stopped getting donations we’ve stopped get volunteers for the ambulance crews at these events,” said Debra Donoghue, Oroville Ambulance Coordinator.

CCC to host Biz After Hours

OROVILLE – Carbon Cycle Crush will host the next Business After Hours event and Oroville Chamber of Commerce members and non-members alike are invited to attend. The event will be held at the CCC office at 224 Appleway Ave.

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“A rough estimate of the cost for three people for nine hours is $200, plus milage and administrative fees,” said City Clerk Kathy Jones. “If the council agrees we need to set up a charge by resolution.” Councilman Hart said he’d like to make a distinction between public events and private events, as well as between events that take place in town and those that are out of town. “If it is a business for them they should have to pay the costs,” agreed Mayor Spieth. The council will consider a smaller fee for public events versus private events and will address passage of a resolution at a future meeting. The council is still studying the issue of cooperative marijuana grows and marijuana dispensaries within the city limits. A moratorium on allowing these uses was passed at the previous council meeting and will be readdressed in a public hearing in six months.

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Legislators may ease suspension rules Minor traffic infractions may escape license suspension By Raechel Dawson WNPA O lympia News Bureau

OLYMPIA - Pay for “not clicking it” or pay the electric bill? For many, the dilemma seems easy, but for some a ticket for not wearing a seatbelt lurks further down their list of urgent obligations. Unless, of course, it means a license suspension. A bill to help low-income people from having to fear the harsh effect of failure to pay a minor traffic infraction is advancing in the state Legislature and is awaiting a Senate Rules Committee vote to move on to floor action. Prime sponsor, Sen. Adam Kline (D-37th District, Seattle) has been working with state agencies to come up with a plan that would exchange license suspen-

sion in the third degree by instead sending ticket fines to collection agencies. Current law allows the Department of Licensing to suspend driving privileges for those who don’t pay traffic infractions, fail to request a hearing, don’t show up for court or fail to comply with the terms of a “moving violation” determination. This piece of proposed law would require the licensing department to define exactly what offenses fall under moving and non-moving violations categories. The Washington State Patrol, the Office of Public Defenders and the Administrative Office of the Courts would also be included in this definitive process. Kline’s bill, substitute Senate bill 6284, would separate third-degree offenses into two categories: infractions on driving performance, such as speeding, reckless driving and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, from all other violations deemed “non-moving” infractions. These secondary violations could include a broken taillight, a parking ticket and a non-use of seatbelt ticket.

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“Why should we take peoples licenses and put them in jail for not paying because they don’t have any money?” Kline asked. “Don’t get me wrong, they still have to pay it, we’re just not putting them in jail because of it.” Many low-income citizens in Kline’s district, he noted, can’t afford to pay a $120 to $140 fine and, as a result, get their licenses suspended. Those people who drive with suspended licenses could be charged with misdemeanors or face the possibility of arrest. Arrest is only one negative effect of a license suspension. For some, such as Raymond Brown, resident of Renton, job loss may be a more dramatic consequence. Brown received a seatbelt ticket for riding as a passenger in a ’71 Cutlass – which was not manufactured with seatbelts – and didn’t pay it. Nor did he request a hearing because he had no way to get back to Wenatchee, the location of the issued ticket. As a result he lost his license.

Tonasket Commission to host workshop by Alice Attwood Tonasket City Clerk/Treasurer

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Scott Olson’s fourth grade class at Tonasket Elementary School entertained family and friends with presentation of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” on Thursday, Feb. 9. The kids had most of the lines memorized for the halfhour presentation.

TONASKET — The City of Tonasket Planning Commission is holding a public workshop on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 from 3-5 p.m. at City Hall. The workshop is designed as a forum to provide information and stimulate discussion on motorized and non-motorized transportation and a vision for economic development in the community. Commission Chair Gayle Mailloux encourages residents, business and land owners and anyone else interested in the future of Tonasket to attend the workshop. The Commission has spent the past several years working through an update of the City’s adopted 1994 Comprehensive Plan. The first pieces of the Plan the Commission tackled included the Introduction, Background and Land Use Element. The City Council accepted the updates prepared by the Commission, conducted a Public Hearing on September 27, 2011 and subsequently adopted a resolution adopting these sections of an updated Comprehensive Plan. In addition, the Council directed the Planning Commission to continue the effort to review and update the remaining Elements

Brown said that, at the time, he worked at Western Trailer Repair as a delivery driver and once his company found out, he lost about a weeks worth of work. Today, his license is still suspended because he was laid off right before he was able to make his last payment. Capt. Jason Berry of the Washington State Patrol concurs with the section of the bill that divides infractions into two categories because license suspension allows law enforcement to hold bad drivers accountable. “If you don’t pay your dog tags or pay child support or even a minor-inpossession ticket, your license is suspended,” said Berry. “We agree that those should be stripped off and only things that are related to your ability to drive be attached to your license.” Bob Cooper, representative of the Washington Defender Association and the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers testified at a public hearing on the bill earlier this week that, while he supports the underlying issue of “driving while poor,” the updated version fails to include all the stakeholders and

NEWS IN BRIEF of the Plan. The 2011 updates provide a context for the current planning effort with the Land Use Element designating the locations and types of planned land uses within the City Limits as well as an “Urban Growth” area surrounding it. With this updated information in hand, the Planning Commission is now looking at the Transportation Elemen, which provides a 20 year vision for motorized and non-motorized transportation in the community; the Public Facilities Element, which provides the vision for both city and other public facilities in the community; Parks and Recreation Element, which is a summary and reference to the City of Tonasket Park and Recreation Plan adopted on Oct. 11, 2011; and the Economic Development Element, intended to provide the vision, goals and policies that direct City actions to encourage and promote the economic vitality of the community. The Commission, with the assistance of Kurt Danison of Highlands Associates, has completed a draft updated Transportation Element that provides goals, policies and recommendations for road and street standards, pedestrian access standards, new and/or upgraded

that the bill needs more work. Some legislators may be wary of passing this bill because it would have a fiscal affect on the Department of Licensing, which could face an estimated $1.3 million over a six-year period to implement. However, according to Kline, the major expense district and community courts face in prosecution is from driving-while-license-suspended cases. Through cutting jail time and reducing the use of public defenders for these types of proceedings, local governments are estimated to save $36.4 million dollars in the long run. Kline explained that there’s a small fraction of third-degree cases the district and lower courts face, but those prosecutions are costly. “Even if we take 20 percent of those [cases], that’s a significant relief to the courts. They wish we did more,” said Kline. If passed, the Department of Licensing must adopt and maintain rules by Nov. 1 that would further define moving violations, with full implementation to take effect June 1, 2013.

streets and roads and new and/or upgrades pedestrian access facilities. The draft element will be available for review and discussion at the workshop.

Art event for Oroville Library by Rick Braman Friends of the Oroville Library

OROVILLE - The Friends of the Oroville Library are planning another art event to be held during Heritage Days this coming summer. This event will be called, “Oroville Creates!” This year, instead of limiting the artists to painting, we are opening up the event to all types of art, such as painting, sketching, quilting, stitchery, mosaic, stained glass, sculpture, intarsia, carving, or other forms of art. Each artist will create their own representation of the same photograph. The photo was selected by the public at our last event, and will be available to any artist who wishes to participate. This year, we are asking an

entry fee of $10, which will not include a canvas. Canvases will be limited to 28 inches in height. The art will be displayed in the Library meeting room on the 21st of July. Artists may sell their work at a price of their choosing, and 20 percent of the sales price will go to the Library Renovation Fund. We hope all you artists out there will participate in this fun event. The showing will last all day and includes an opportunity to vote for who should win the contest, with a gala event later on that day featuring music, refreshments, a chocolate fountain, and announcement of the winner. There are many talented artists in the area. Be sure to reserve your spot in this event before it fills up. The event will limited to 20 easelbased entries, available on a firstcome, first-serve basis, and other media types will be evaluated on an individual basis, depending upon the availability of display space. If you wish to participate, please contact Rick Braman at (509) 476-3121, or by email at

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THE TOWN CRIER Is Washington ready for wolves


s the state ready for wolves? I suppose the question is not whether the state is ready for wolves as they’re already here in Okanogan County, but rather what to do about them if they become the bothersome creatures that many ranchers and others are predicting. The issue really came to a head after the appointment of Jay Kehne to the state Fish and Wildlife Commission. Going by his hometown, Kehne, from Omak, would seem a good choice to represent Eastern Washington on that board. However, his selection hasn’t set well with many state Republican legislators, especially those representing the Seventh District, which includes much of Okanogan County because he works for a conservation group, Conservation Northwest, that deals with wolves. Kehne’s appointment, originally supported by Okanogan County Commissioner Andy Lampe, is now opposed by all three commissioners, including our north county representative Jim Detro. Among those shouting the loudest about the choice is state Rep. Joel Kretz OUT OF (R-Wauconda), the House Minority Leader. MY MIND He has asked for Kehne’s appointment by Gary A. DeVon Gov. Chris Gregoire to be vacated. “I talked to her about this appointment back in December. “You would think when they’re making an appointment that’s critical for rural parts of the state there would be some communication. She’s got a person advising her on natural resource issues. Evidently he’s more in tune with Eastern Washington than I am,” said Kretz, a Wauconda rancher, in an interview with a reporter with the Washington Newspaper Publishers’ Association (WNPA). Kretz knows first hand what can happen when protected predators get too close to home, having lost several horses to cougar attacks on his ranch over the years. Kehne for his part has hit back against these criticisms, saying that he has lived in Eastern Washington for 44 years and cites his 31 years of experience with U.S. Department of Agriculture natural resources conservation service “listening to ranchers and farmers and helping them with conservation on their properties.” Wolves are naturally afraid of humans, but the federal government is asking a lot of people when they introduce predators to areas where we work and live or when they protect predators, like wolves, that naturally spread to nearby states like Washington when they are introduced in other states or provinces. I’m curious what wolf advocates will think of the new movie “The Grey” it certainly doesn’t paint a docile picture of wolves in a case where people have strayed into the animals territory. Of course, The Grey is a Hollywood blockbuster and might not be the best source of the truth. Yet, even in the movie they say that wolves will avoid human contact. The best thing to do in the situation might be to study how other states have dealt with increasing wolf populations. Find out the facts from all sides of the issue and then decide if we can live with more and more of them calling Washington state and Okanogan County home.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Remembering ‘Benny’ Dear Editor, In loving memory of Justin Daniel Nicholas Gemmell – “Benny” – July 31, 1992-Dec. 31, 2011. I would like at this time to tell the community of Oroville how awesome you are! Your thoughtfulness and compassion has helped our family through a difficult and tragic time. My deepest heartfelt thanks goes to each and every one in this community. You pulled together and shared our burden, helped make us stronger and it was so appreciated. Benny was so funny, caring, sensitive, loving and stubborn. His sense of humor was legend and he loved to make people laugh. He loved to hang out with his friends, rap and do his Cabbage Patch dance. It hurts me not to have him around and I miss him more each day and him walking through my door at all hours of the day and night. He never left my house without a hug or an “I love you”. His big smile, his big blue eyes (so much like my Dad’s) and those bear hugs I miss most of all. Recently Benny told me he had no friends. He was so wrong! Unfortunately he couldn’t see past his pain. He felt he was “broken” and I wish I could have fixed it. Any parent knows that we drive our children nuts and I’m sure Benny and I did the whole enchilada. Regretfully, I wasn’t able to help him work through his pain. I feel that I so let him down, but that’s a mother’s love talking. No parent should have to bury their child. We should be the ones to go first. That is a burden that is going to be very hard for me but God gave him to me even if it was for a little while. He must have had good reason to call him home so soon. Three days before he died he

came to me crying like a baby. When I asked him what was wrong we discussed some of the problems in his life. He was reaching out and I could tell he was hurting bad because Justin always felt life from his soul. I tried to help by reaching out to him but he was scaring bad and I felt helpless. All parents feel this way at time but that night I hoped I was lucky enough to reach him. My burden, my loss. So in closing I would like to tell everyone, tell your loved ones how much you care and how much they are appreciated. What my son did was not the answer. Listen to your heart, share your love and be thankful they are still here with you now. Know that there is always at least one person in your life who can and will be there for you. On this thought, nobody does anyone any favors by covering up and making excuses. There are signs and people can be secretive. Please if someone reaches out pick up the phone and call 911 immediately. What is the worst thing to happen if you are wrong? That person will probably be royally pissed off but stop and think. You showed you cared and yes maybe saved a life. I ran into one of Benny’s friends at the store and asked him how he

was doing. He told me he was tired because he had sat up with a friend all night, trying to talk him out of killing himself. I hugged him so tight and told him, “Thank you for saving one child. It cannot replace my son, but every child that can be saved helps me heal.” No matter how old you are, you are God’s children and you can survive another day, trust me. I may not know you, but the love I felt for my son, now belongs to you. Respectfully yours, Cheri Ann Cole and family Oroville

Family home evening

Dear Editor, Concerning the family, big or small, one thing is for sure, they are important! So, what makes a family so important? It’s no stretch to say that those who grow up with a stable loving family unit have a better chance at life and the challenges that come with it. Within a family, principles like respect, love and patience can be put into practice. One of the best place to learn and apply the teachings of Jesus Christ is within the family. As you look at the good exam-

ples of families in your life, it’s not hard to see that God has given families to bring happiness and security. Also to learn correct principles that prepare us to return back to God with our families. How great is that these relationships that we have with our loved ones do not end at death. They are eternal! A family raised in love and righteousness, a willingness to serve, and the desire to obey the commandments of God is a family that can overcome challenges. A family united in goals and striving to become better, what more can we ask for? This isn’t something that is impossible to achieve, but rather realistic and has been done by many families around the world. Every family has its trials but these trials can strengthen our families rather than break them. Setting aside one night a week and holding a Family Home Evening can help strengthen your family. Choose an activity or a game to do together, share a life principle, a part of The Gospel of Jesus Christ and your time with your family. Doing so can reward you and your loved ones forever. From your friends at The Church of Jesus Christ of LatterDay Saints, Elder Clarke and Elder Cisternas

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75 Years Ago, January 22, 1937 A joint installation was held for the Masons and Eastern Star of Oroville Thursday evening with the following officers for each order: Masons; Worshipful Master, L. M. Norelius, Sr. Warden, Wm. Gocke, Jr.lWarden, Joe Hardenburgh Jr., Sr. Deacon, C. E. Thayer,Jr. Warden, John Pierson, Treasurer. N. G Barlas, Secretary, J. F. Samson, Chaplain, John Finnie, Marshal, Peter Janz, Sr. Steward, Howard Boyer, Jr. Steward, Tom Ray and Tyler, A. W. Johnston. Sidney Mitchell was installing officer. Eastern Star: Worthy Matron, Nellie Kerkow, Worthy Patron, Roger Benson, Ass’t Matron, Marjorie Frazier, Ass’t Patron, Sidney Mitchell,Secretary, Ida Beale, Treasurer, L. M. Norelius, Conductress, Anna Adam, Ass’t Conducress, Bertha Kelly, Chaplain, Susie Powell, Marshall, R. E.Ballard, Organist, Kathryn Kernan, Ad, Edith Norelius, Ruth, Agnes Pierson, Esther, Jeanette Janz, Electra, Mildred Bunch, Warden, Mrs. S. C. Mitchell, Sentinal, Naomi Gocke. Travelers over Hwy. 4 should make a note of the winter limitations of service for the Keller Ferry. Ice in the Columbia River has made night crossing hazardous. Until further notice, the Keller Ferry will operate only during daylight hours. The (Oroville) Town Council, at their regular meeting, issued the oath of office to the newly elected positions: R. B. Smith, Mayor; I. J. Doerr, Treasurer and Councilmen Dale S. Rice, Paul Loudon and Geo Bundy. Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Frasier and small daughter, Jean, left Saturday for Little Falls, near Spokane. Mr. Frasier has been in the employ of the Oroville Power Plant for many years and has been transferred there for the same position. At a meeting of the Oroville-Tonasket Irrigation board, James Silverthorn was chosen to succeed Mrs. Caroline A. Gregg. Neller’s Dept. Store, in the Covert Building, has a sale on fancy aprons, $.49; ladies sweaters, $1.95 to $2.95; men’s dress shirts, $.98 to $1.95. Ben Prince’s Store has large fresh eggs, 2 doz. $.35; Oroville tomato juice, 4 cans, $.29; silk dresses, $.98. Jan. 29, 1937: Friday night, the Oroville High School Hornets, take on their traditional rival Tonasket. Molson has defeated Tonasket by a score of 24-14; Tonasket has defeated Republic twice and Riverside once, Oroville has defeated Molson and has been defeated once each by Riverside, Brewster and Molson. Old Man Winter still has Oroville in his grip,

ITEMS FROM THE PAST with more snow and wind nearly every day during the week. Wood and coal disappear like magic. Oroville Gazette ad: a one year subscription to, McCall’s Magazine, Pictorial Review, Woman’s World, Good Stories, The Country Home AND the Oroville Gazette for only $3.00! Local News, of sorts, “Did you ever notice that the fellow who wants to reform the country by di viding up the jobs and the property, always picks something nice for himself?!!(exclamation marks provided by reporter.)

50 Years Ago, January 25, 1962 People who contributed to the improvement of the Eden Valley Road, a chart cut to the Havillah area from the Oroville-Chesaw Road, will be interested to know that the road is now in constant use by trucks hauling logs to the Oroville Lumber Co. mill at a considerable saving in time and mileage over the previous route through Tonasket and back to Oroville. A proposed tree planting program is planned at the Oroville Golf Course. The planting is expected to get underway as soon as the weather permits. Trees to be planted include, White Birch, Golden Weeping Willow, Lynden, Hawthorne and Arbor Vitaes. Members on the tree committee are Harold Thrasher, Joe LeMaster and Bob Bourn. George’s Variety sales ad, dress shoes, $4.9 to $12.95; Tenni Runners, $1.99 and up. Oroville State Bank pays 4% interest on time certificates left for one year or more and 3.5 % on regular savings. Cascade Market has T-bone steaks for $.89 per pound and lettuce at $.10 per head. Real Estate lists 1 good home on view lot in Oroville, priced at $12,000, unfurnished or a sacrificed price of $13,000 furnished. Ben Prince’s Foods has Crystal Beet Sugar at 10 lbs. for $.98. Thursday, Jan. 25, 1962: The Sinlahekin Game Range, in Okanogan County near Loomis, was the site last Thursday of the first release of big-horned sheep into the wild of Washington State. Eight rams were trapped from a herd held in a fenced pasture on the Game Range and released into the Sinlahekin Valley by State Game Department personnel. New in Oroville a buffet dinner each Saturday night featuring prime rib, all you can eat at FAO’s Café.

25 Years Ago, January 30, 1986 Tonasket Kiwanis Club members tackled 3,800 pounds of hogs last Saturday morning, resulting in 2,850 pounds of ground sausage for the annual Ground Dinner, Saturday, Feb. 1. Sports in Tonasket and Oroville: The Tonasket boys basketball team triumphed over Okanogan last Saturday night by a wide 17 point margin, 70-53. Tony Caddy shot his highest this season for a single game with a whopping 25 points. The Oroville Hornets surged to a 67-60 victory over Okanogan Bulldogs in last Friday’s match-up. The NCW Cowboy Polo Club held their first meeting of the new year. Re-elected to positions of captain and co-captain were Gein Lusk and Terry Bower and Kathy Maple was elected Secretary-Treasurer, replacing Pam Stansbury. Oroville Senior Citizens had several of their members attend the dinner for Dr. and Mrs. Stuart Holmes in Ellisforde. With the addition of a second pool table, several ladies are taking advantage of enjoying the game. It is hoped that as soon as Tonasket has their table installed, a competition can be established. Oroville and Brewster have already had a few competitive games. In Molson, Len Firpo and Ron Hyde are working on the school house auditorium to get it ready for the opening of the Molson School Museum this spring. Feb. 6, 1986: Four senior girls are seeking the coveted title of May Day Queen and Court. They are Sharron Hill, Lisa Blackler, Jeanne M. Tibbs and Lynda Ward. On Jan. 6, after steam-fitters arrived in a boiler room of Tonasket’s North Valley Hospital, they reported to NVH officials that they had discovered a toxic mineral substance contained in some of the boiler room’s components that was formerly used in the construction of buildings, asbestos. According to state law, the steam-fitters could not continue to work in that room until the asbestos had been removed. Logging activity to salvage timber on National Forest lands damaged by fire during the Barker Mountain fire, with Crown Zellerbach as the high bidder has begun. The Forest Service intends to quickly to sell as much of the fire damaged timber as soon as possible. Weather for the next few days calls for general dry weather, areas of fog with high temps in the upper 20’ to mid 30’s and lows in the teens to low 20’s. The past week saw highs ranging in the high 30’s with a high of 45 and lows in he high 20’ and low 30’s.

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Okanogan Valley Life Molson Ice Fishing just around corner More than half of February gone, and in just two days, the Molson Ice Fishing Derby, and pancakes and lots of other good food throughout the day, at the Molson Grange. Remember Feb. 18 for a fun day. We get some dreary weather, traces of snow, then light rain but there are still some icy spots. And if you don’t think so, just ask Irv Friemuth, as he found one of them, slipped and broke a hip. He has been taken to Omak hospital. This is real bad news, not only for him, but for his wife Barbie, who depends immensely on him, as she is pretty much wheelchair bound.

by Marianne Knight Gazette-tribune contributor

Are you ready? Do you have all of your equipment in order? Have you purchased the different kinds of bait you will need? Do you have all of your warm clothing ready to go along with your boots, gloves and hat?

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There’s still time to sign up for a few February classes. The Knifty Knitter Scarf on Feb. 21 and 28 makes a wonderful gift or a cozy treat for you. With Decadent Desserts on Feb. 22 you will learn how to make sweet things for a healthy lifestyle. Word 2007 on Feb. 27 will help you with the frustration of trying to figure Submitted

Last Saturday’s dinner and auction for the D.C. kids from Tonasket went well. This Saturday, Feb. 18 the Tonasket FFA is having a steak dinner starting at 5:30 p.m. and going until 7 p.m. Afterwards there is live music with the North Half band starting at 8 p.m. Come on in and support this worthy

have reached the “coffee klatch”. Larry Eder had a cup of coffee with us one morning last week. He and Lynn have both caught the “bug” that has been going around. Good to have him out again and getting ready to butcher a big buffalo. Gotta make room for the babies that come along. It is said that ladies are really foolish sometimes. For instance, they go to the yardage counter, pick out a perfect piece of fabric, take it home, cut it up in little pieces and then sew it back together make a quilt. The ladies at the United Methodist Church do that but they aren’t foolish. Monies made from the sales of quilts go toward operations of the church and they are still making the cuddly Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls to make little boys and girls happy. Stop in some Wednesday at the church an d see what they have, or bring your sewing and join the ladies for an afternoon of fellowship, or better yet come for lunch at the potluck and you won’t go

Last week it was reported that the Peerless had been bought by another restaurant and how much was paid for it. Then comes the paper with date of Feb. for opening THIS & THAT 17 the bids. Don’t Joyce Emry you just wonder who gets this information and from whom? The wrong message must

HILLTOP COMMENTS What are you getting ready for? Well, the Ice Fishing Festival up in Molson on Feb. 18 starting at 7 a.m. with a Pancake Feed at the Molson Grange Hall, that’s what.

THE LEARNING TREE out all the available options. This class will help with the aggravations of Word 2010, too. March classes begin on the first. There are some different

TONASKET EAGLES cause. This Friday the Friday Night Kitchen special is BBQ pork sandwiches. Pinochle scores from last Sunday, Feb. 12 are: First - Gene

This is one of the big events of the year up in Molson. Fishermen and women come from all around for this festival. This year both Sidley Lake and Molson Lake will be open for fishing. There will be a two fish limit for both lakes. If fishing is not your cup of tea, you can spend some time inside the Grange Hall with a

and interesting offerings coming up so watch for the yellow March Classes flyer the last week of February. They will be available in stores all over town. Twenty classes from which to choose! There is definitely going to be something for you! Call Ellen at 476-2011 or go online to for information and/or registration.

Michels; Second - Ward Seim; Low Score – William; Last Pinochle - Neil Fifer and Cathy Paine. Coming up on March 3 we are having our annual Crab Feed to benefit our Scholarship Fund. Tickets are on sale at the bar. We wish anyone who is ill a speedy recovery to good health. God bless you all. The Biggest Little Eagles in the state.

Health and Spirituality Faire set for March 17 Activities will include Tai Chi and Pilates, Dances of Universal Peace by Julie Greenwood

TONASKET – Back by popular demand! The Community Cultural Center of Tonasket and Little Shop of Yoga present the 2nd Annual Health and Spirituality Faire on Saturday, March 17 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. This is a free event. Monetary or healthy donations will be accepted to benefit the Tonasket Food Bank. There will be hands-on workshops, group conversations, local vendors and a drum circle at the Community Cultural Center, 411 Western Avenue, by Wells Fargo Bank. Food and tea will be available for purchase. Little Shop of Yoga, at 306 S. Whitcomb Avenue, next to Napa,

will be hosting activities such as Dances of Universal Peace, Kirtan, Pranayama and Viniyoga. Tai Chi and Pilates will be offered at the Cariker Academy of Self Defense, 509 Tonasket Avenue, behind the Junction. Maximus Fitness and Training Center at 224 W. 4th Street, before the bridge, is also participating. All locations are within walking distance in Tonasket. Please join us to experience what our community has to offer. You will be able to find updates on Facebook.

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remembered your sweetie, even if it was just a hug. Our daughter, in Wenatchee is the Manager of Riverwest Assisted Living, and made seven dozen decorated cup cakes for their holiday. While the temperature was 50 degrees, both here and Wenatchee, we are still reminded of the night of the snowball frolic held in Osoyoos, lots of years ago, when it snowed so many inches, some of the folks couldn’t get home. The ladies in their high heels and long gowns had difficulty getting to their cars, so we never know what Mother Nature can do to us in a short time. Be sure and stop by the Centennial Park, on Main St., and see the beautiful Valentines in the Gazebo, that were made by students from the elementary school, second grade classes with some assistance of fourth graders. Take time to stop and read the Valentines. What a great idea and kudos to those students teachers for helping them with the project. (See related story with the photo)

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Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune | February 16, 2012

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. It is that time of year again the Oroville Food Bank could use help in food and money donations for the upcoming holiday season and thank you too everyone who helped out through the year. 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.

Ballet Class Registration OROVILLE – Do you have a child interested in exploring the art of dance? The Oroville Fitness center is now offering ballet class-

es for children and teens. The classes will be grouped by age. Ballet Dance Class registration will be held at the Oroville Fitness Center, 1300 Main St., Oroville, on Thursday, Feb. 16. Come sign up at the parent/child registration. Registration is a time where you can ask questions, meet the teacher and learn more about the exciting world of dance! If you have any questions feel free to call the Oroville Fitness Center at (509) 476-3900.

Friday Night Coffee House TONASKET – The Community Cultural Center of Tonasket Friday Night Coffee House series will feature “Broken Arrow”, a local folk-rock band on Friday, Feb. 17. Doors open at 5 p.m. handmade pizza and salad dinner served at 5:30 p.m. and the music will start at 6:30 p.m. All ages are welcome at CCC events and there is no cover charge for the Friday Night Coffee House events. The CCC is located at 411 Western

GRAND OPENING AT STUDIO FIT & FAB OROVILLE – Studio Fit & Fab located at 2002 Main Street, Oroville, will hold it’s Grand Opening the week of Feb. 20-26. Group fitness classes are offered every day and include Zumba, Cardio Kickboxing, Stretch and Tone, Zumba Toning and a killer conditioning class. There is also a fun and exciting Zumbatomic class for kids. Coming soon will be a Gold Series for older active adults and a Tot Tumbling class for youngsters. Come and meet the instructors and try a class for free during the Grand Opening week. For class times contact Charleen at (734) 260-3353. Ave in Tonasket. Call (509) 4861328 for more information.

FFA Steak Feed TONASKET – Tonasket FFA Alumni and friends is hosting their 2nd Annual Steak Feed at the Tonasket Eagles on Saturday, Feb. 18 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Dinner includes 8 oz. top sirloin, baked potato, coleslaw, roll and dessert. Dance to North

Okanogan Valley

Church Guide Do you have a Special Event or Special Person

you want to honor at your church? To reserve this spot call Charlene at 476-3602 for details


Oroville 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

Immanuel Lutheran Church

Trinity Episcopal

Tonasket Foursquare Church

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

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

Flea Market OROVILLE – Oroville Grange Flea Market this Saturday, Feb. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 622 Fir. Three tables of new items. The Grange rents table to sell yours. Donations welcome. Call Betty at (509) 476-3878.

Closure Notice OROVILLE – The Oroville City Hall, Shop and Police Department office will be closed Monday, Feb. 20 in observance of President’s Day. Customers with a Monday collection day will be picked up on Tuesday.

Pancake Feed OROVILLE – Enjoy a Pancake Feed at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 604 Central, on Tuesday, Feb. 21 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Decadent Desserts OROVILLE –’s everyone’s favorite indoor sport. Have the best of both worlds with desserts that qualify for ‘healthy’ status. Perfect for those living with a diabetic or special diet; perfect for all of us! This is a four session class on Wednesdays, starting Feb. 22 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. For information or to register call Ellen at 476-2011 or go online to

TONASKET – A Winter Carnival is being held at the Tonasket Elementary School Feb. 24 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Enjoy prizes, games for all ages and concessions, more food and drink, more space, new entry, more wins per game, unused ticket buyback and optional ticket pre-sale. Order forms will be sent home soon. Contact (509) 486-4933 for more information.

Caregivers Support Group

Annual Auction OROVILLE – The Borderlands Historical Society Annual Auction is on March 3 and is in need of items. Contact Bob at (509) 476-2570.

Habitat For Humanity

OROVILLE – A free Family Caregivers Support Group will meet on Friday, Feb. 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Oroville Free Methodist Church, 1516 Fir St., Oroville. Call 800-572-4459 ext. 215 for more information.

TONASKET – The March meeting of Okanogan County Habitat for Humanity will be held on Tuesday, March 13 at 7 p.m. at the home of Mike and Peggy McDaniel, 170 Hubbard Road. For more information call Ivetta Howell (509) 486-2458

OCSRA Meeting

Junior Baseball

OMAK – Okanogan County School Retirees Association meets at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24 for a no-host luncheon meeting at Koala Street Grill, 914 Koala Ave., Omak. The Fifth Grade Honor Choir from Okanogan’s Virginia Grainger Elementary School will sing a variety of songs. Remind: Bring homemade cookies for scholarship fund raiser. Information: (509) 422-3393.

TONASKET – Tonasket Junior Baseball is currently accepting registration for children 12 and under. You can register at http:// Please call Dan Vassar with questions and cost at (509) 322-7833. Deadline to register is March 15.

First Aid and CPR Class OROVILLE – First Aid and CPR Class will be held on Saturday, Feb. 25 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Whitestone Church basement, 557 Loomis-Oroville Road. Bring a pillow and sack lunch. For information call Ben Hylton (509) 223-3412, leave message.

Variety Show Auditions OROVILLE – The Oroville Dollars for Scholars silent auction/variety show is scheduled for March 15. Application forms are available at both schools, Prince’s Center and Oroville Pharmacy. Auditions will be held Feb. 28 through March 1 from 3 p.m.

Learn English for free OROVILLE – Conversational English classes are now available for non-native English speakers. Classes are being held in Oroville at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. For times, location and more call (509) 5509184.

Grief Support Group OROVILLE – A Grief Support Group sponsored by Amedisys Hospice of Omak will be held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the library of the Oroville United Methodist Church at 908 Fir Street. The group will be facilitated by the Rev. Karen Davison and supported by Hospice Chaplain Marcia Butchart. For further information please call Rev. Davison at (509) 476-2681. All are welcome.


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.

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

Half afterwards at 8 p.m. Children and students welcome until 10 p.m. For more information contact Desirae at (509) 429-4259 or Keith at (509) 429-3833.

Winter Carnival

to 6 p.m. For more information contact Eric Stiles at stilese@ or call the school 476-3612. To donate items please contact Glenna Hauenstein at 476-2416.

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.

Kiwanis helping students go to Key Leader weekend By Bill Dean Kiwanis Club of Tonasket

TONASKET - The Kiwanis Club of Tonasket is currently in the process of putting together a program to help high school students go to a Key Leader Training Weekend. The camp, to be held near Chewelah, will provide professional tutoring in a number of leadership aspects. The camp will cost about $500, but we are hoping to provide scholarships for a limited number of students to

Oroville Gun Club Scores 16 yards: 25 – Barry Kemper 24 – Brian Rise 23 – Ben Peterson 22 – George Miklos, Owen Radke and Logan Farris 21 – Bob Peterson and Verne Cole 20 – Dylan Rise and Blake Rise 19 – Sue Gero, Roger Owen and Perry Blackler 18 – Paul Schwilke 17 – Pete Valentine 16 – John Leslie 15 – Blake Weaver and Wyatt Radke 9 – Jaxon Rise 6 – Max Close Handicap:

Oroville School News Friday, Feb. 17: Wrestling @ State Mat Classic; District Basketball Tournament; Early Release 1 p.m.; AAU Basketball 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18: Wrestling @ State Mat Classic; District Basketball Tournament; Brewster @ Oroville AAU 9 a.m.; Indoor Soccer Open Gym (HS Students Only) 4 p.m.; Adult Indoor Soccer 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20: No School – President’s Day; AAU Basketball 5:30 p.m.; Community Volleyball 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21: JH Girls Basketball vs. Tonasket 5 p.m.; Boys Soccer Parent Meeting 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22: AAU Basketball 5:30 p.m.; JH Wrestling vs. Brewster/ Pateros/Grand Coulee Dam and Omak 6 p.m.; RCIA Class 6 p.m.; Community Volleyball 7:30 p.m.

KIWANIS HAPPENINGS attend. We are planning to host a pancake breakfast March 17 to raise funds for the Key Leader program. As a Kiwanis club we would also like to see a Kiwanis Key Club in the high school. This is another means of giving our young people training in management and self-confidence. Other events we are hoping to sponsor include a swing dance contest at the prom and a baby shower for first-time moms. We are proud to provide volunteers or donations for the following organizations and societies


in Tonasket: Camp Tokiwanee, Boy Scout Troop 21, Cub Scout Pack 21, Tonasket Girl Scouts, Tonasket Food Bank, Rodeo, Ski Bus, RV Park, Chamber of Commerce, Road Clean-up, “Read Me” Program, Senior Center, football games, Christmas “light up,” Thanksgiving dinner, FFA, “Terrific Kids,” and more. We also would like to thank everyone who participated in the Ground Hog Dinner, our largest fundraiser. This gives us the money to help support the above organizations and societies. We especially want to thank the high school students who volunteered their time to help at the dinner: Brandon Sawyer, Jordan Kennedy, Cierra Williams, Conner Williams and Russell Perry.

20 – Pete Valentine 18 – Wyatt O’Brien 16 – Todd McDaniel 11 – Jim Attwood

Tonasket Gun Club Scores

Handicap: 21 – Lloyd Caton Jr. 20 – Dennis Lorz and Wyatt O’Brien 19 – Pete Valentine 18 – Bob McDaniel 17 – Josh McDaniel 13 – Morgan O’Brien

16 yard: 24 – Dennis Lorz and Josh McDaniel 23 – Bob McDaniel 22 – Lloyd Caton Jr. and Robert McDaniel 21 – Morgan O’Brien and Rick Lind

Doubles: 40 – Lloyd Caton Jr. 39 – Rick Lind 38 – Josh McDaniel 32 – Bob McDaniel 26 – Todd McDaniel

23 – Barry Kemper 22 – Logan Farris 20 – Roger Owen 17 – Paul Schwilke 14 – Pete Valentine

SCHOOL NEWS & MENUS Thursday, Feb. 23: AAU Basketball 5:30 p.m. Tonasket School News Friday, Feb. 17: HSWR – State @ Tacoma Dome Saturday, Feb. 18: HSWR – State @ Tacoma Dome Monday, Feb. 20: No School – President’s Day Tuesday, Feb. 21: MS Girls Basketball @ Oroville 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22: Early Release

12:30 p.m.; MS Wrestling at Okanogan 6 p.m. Oroville/Tonasket Menu Friday, Feb. 17: Lunch: Chicken Burger, Oven Fries, Apple, Milk and Five Star Salad Bar. Monday, Feb. 20: No School – President’s Day Tuesday, Feb. 21: Breakfast: Ham and Eggs with Potatoes. Lunch: Swedish Meatballs, Peas, Mandarin Oranges, Milk and Five Star Salad Bar. Wednesday, Feb. 22: Breakfast: Blueberry Muffin with Yogurt. Lunch: Pizza, Green Beans, Pineapple, Milk and Five Star Salad Bar. Thursday, Feb. 23: Breakfast: Sausage Biscuit and Fruit. Lunch: Spaghetti Carbonara, Multigrain Breadstick, Honey Glazed Carrots, Milk and Five Star Salad Bar.

February 16, 2012 | Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune


local sports

Hornets swarm Crusaders

Oroville boys down Riverside 66-52 as district play opens in Wenatchee By Brent Baker

WENATCHEE – The postseason is a new season, and the Oroville boys basketball team is now 1-0 on the road to the state tournament. Playing with both verve and nerve, the Hornets overcame a serious bout of foul trouble and stanched a furious Riverside Christian rally in the fourth quarter to upset the Crusaders 66-52 Monday, Feb. 13, in the opening round of the Class 2B District 5/6 tournament. “We knew it was a game we

“That’s what I’ve been waiting for all year. Right now is all that counts. I told the guys, nothing that came before today matters.” Allen Allie, Oroville boys coach

could win,” said Connor Hughes, who had a pair of 3-point plays during Oroville’s final stretch run. “I didn’t know we could beat them by 14. “We just want to make it to state. We know this was just one game.” It might have been a 14-point victory, but the game was in doubt until a 17-4 run over the final three minutes put the game away. “That’s what I’ve been waiting for all year,” said Oroville coach Allen Allie. “Right now is all that counts. I told the guys, nothing that came before today matters. “I might be more excited than they are right now, just because of the way we played. That was awesome.” It was apparent from the start that the Hornets were ready to take it right at the Crusaders, who came into the game with a 16-4

Gary DeVon/staff photo

Michael Garrett (above) went down hard on this play, but picked up an assist by getting the ball to Zack Speiker for a big basket during the Hornets’ final rally on Monday, Feb. 13. Dylan Rise (top inset) gets hammered while going after a rebound but can’t get any love from the “zebras” during Monday’s victory over Riverside Christian. The Hornets’ Luke Kindred (lower inset) goes all-out to pull down a pass that seems headed out of bounds late in Monday’s victory over Riverside Christian. Kindred got the ball to Connor Hughes for a three-point play that gave Oroville a four-point lead with under three minutes to play. record and recently upset topseeded White Swan. Riverside

BOYS SCORES Oroville 48, Lake Roosevelt 45 LIBERTY BELL - The Hornets, playing without Kindred, who was serving time for his ejection against Lake Roosevelt (see below), came from behind to edge Liberty Bell 48-45 to end the Mountain Lions’ playoff hopes on Thursday, Feb. 9. The Hornets had already wrapped up their third seed into Monday’s district playoffs, but Liberty Bell needed a victory just to get into

Christian also boasted a deep bench, while Allie had just two

the post-season and used a 17-8 second quarter to take a 40-36 lead into the fourth quarter. Hughes scored six of his team-high 13 points in the fourth quarter to help the Hornets come back for the win. Mathews added 12 points and Speiker added 10 as the Hornets head to districts with a 7-5 league mark.

Lake Roosevelt 74, Oroville 53 OROVILLE - The Hornets gave league champion Lake Roosevelt a battle on Senior Night, overcoming a small start and three first half

reserves available and played just one.

After a back-and-forth first half, the Hornets trailed 26-24. But a 17-1 Oroville run in the third quarter, sparked by a defense that forced a number of Crusader turnovers, 3-pointers from Connor Hughes and Michael Garrett and a pinpoint passing to Dylan Rise by C.J. Mathews, turned the tide Oroville’s way. The lead didn’t last, t h o u g h . Riverside Christian got the ball inside to forward Tucker Jones, whose unconventional shot attempts seemed to draw fouls like flies. Jones practically lived on the foul line in the fourth quarter, and in a two minute stretch, Mathews, Hughes, Luke Kindred and Zack Speiker each picked up their fourth fouls as Allie furiously shuffled his lineup both to protect against losing players for good and give his guys some rest. Jones hit a pair of free throws with three minutes left to cut the Oroville lead to 49-48, and momentum was clearly on the Crusaders’ side. But that was when Kindred made possibly the play of the game, hauling down a pass that seemed destined for the stands and flipping it to Hughes for a 3-point play. “I didn’t think I could get to it at all,” Kindred said. “I just kind of stretched for it and it landed in my hands.

dunks by Ty Egbert to pull to within 12 points after trailing by as many as 26 in the first half and 38-21 at the break. The tide turned after Luke Kindred was ejected for a flagrant foul after he and Egbert tangled and went to the floor under the basket. It appeared as though the two were mutually engaged in fighting for position in the paint when they went down together, but instead, the Hornets were without one of their starters for the final quarter and a half (and the next game against Liberty Bell). LR responded with a 16-8 run to pull away. “We came out with nothing to lose, and the

“I knew Connor was behind me, though, so I knew what I was going to do with it.” Hughes followed with a steal, leading to a Garrett layup, and Speiker scored consecutive baskets after a pair of Oroville defensive stops. Suddenly the lead was back up to 10 at 58-48 with just over a minute to play. “Coach just said we needed to settle down,” said Mathews of the rally. “We just needed to run our offense, be patient and not turn the ball over. We played some good defense and got some fast breaks that broke us away. “It’s by far the best we’ve played. Everyone realizes we need to do that to win in the tournament.” “ Turnovers have told the story for us all year,” Allie said. “We did the best job we have all season of controlling those. We struggled rebounding, but not turning the ball over more than made up the difference.” Garrett led the Hornets (138) with 23 points, with Hughes added 21 and Mathews 12. Jones finished with 23 and Luke Vickers added 15 for the Crusaders. The victory gives Oroville a third shot at Lake Roosevelt on Wednesday. A victory would put the Hornets in Saturday’s district title game; a loss sends them to a winner-to-regionals, loser-out game on Friday.

guys certainly played that way through the whole game,” Allie said. “We didn’t come away with the win, but I’m still pretty happy with how these guys played with districts just around the corner. “We did a good job defensively but LR had more weapons than we could catch up to.” Senior Raul Rodriguez drew his first varsity start for Senior Night and jumped center against Egbert to lead off the game. Garrett scored 21 points, Hughes had 18 and Mathews 10 for the Hornets. Egbert had 18, Kramer Carlson scored 14 and Keith Rosenbaum had 11 for the Raiders.

White Swans’ fast start hands Oroville girls tournament loss Physical play marks the Hornets’ 52-30 defeat to one of the top-ranked schools in the state. By Brent Baker

EAST WENATCHEE - It didn’t take long to see why White Swan is one of the topranked girls basketball teams in the state. The Cougars’ physical full court press took its toll on Oroville early as they scored the game’s first 13 points. The Hornets settled down and played far better against the White Swan defense over the final three quarters of Monday’s 53-30 loss in the opening round of the Class 2B District 5/6 tournament, but the damage had been done. “Wow, was that a physical team,” said Oroville coach Mike Bourn. “We kind of got the deer-in-the-headlights look for awhile. I like how we competed. The girls didn’t quit and had times when we had some success. That team may be better than Brewster; they’re certainly deeper and more physical than they are.” The Hornets pulled to within 22-11 in the second quarter and twice had the ball with a chance to get the deficit under 10, but White Swan star Amber Jones scored off a turnover and followed that with a 3-pointer seconds later for a 27-11 White Swan lead.

Sparked by Callie Barker’s fearless drives into the paint, the Hornets kept the game from getting out of hand in the second half as the Cougars outscored them 22-19 in the final two quarters. In fact, Bourn’s biggest complaint of the night wasn’t even about his own game. After Entiat upset Lake Roosevelt 58-49, dumping the Raiders into the consolation bracket, the Hornets were faced with a third meeting against what had been one of the tournament favorites. “We had a good plan put together for Entiat,” Bourn said. “Lake Roosevelt is better than what they played tonight. A lot of what happens (Wednesday) will be what kind of attitude LR comes into that game with. We showed we could play with them when we had Kelsey (Hughes, out for the season with a knee injury). If they play the way they did tonight against Entiat, we have a good shot at them.” If the Hornets were able to upset LR on Wednesday, they face a loser-out, winner-tostate game on Friday, Feb. 17. Barker scored nine points and Lily Hilderbrand scored eight for the Hornets (11-10). Amber Jones paced White Swan with 16.

Oroville 55, Liberty Bell 25 LIBERTY BELL - Lily Hilderbrand scored 21 points and pulled down 13 rebounds while Naomi Peters added 20 points as the Hornets outscored Liberty Bell in every quarter of a

55-25 victory on Feb. 9. With the victory, Oroville wrapped up a fourth place finish in CWL North Division play with a 6-6 league mark.

Lake Roosevelt 56, Oroville 24 OROVILLE - The Hornets did what they could to keep Lake Roosevelt stars Dominique Pleasants and Jada Desautel from beating them on Senior Night, Tuesday, Feb. 7. The Raiders showed they were more than their star guards, racing to a 15-3 lead behind the inside scoring of Roweena Antone and rolling to a 56-24 victory over the Hornets on Senior Night. It wasn’t that the Hornets played poorly; in the opening quarter they avoided turning the ball over and got quality looks at the basket. The ball just wouldn’t go in, and instead of trailing, say, 15-11 after one quarter, the Hornets had a huge hole to climb out of. “We did a lot of the right things; we just couldn’t buy a basket,” Bourn said. “Speiker did a nice job on Desautel and Naomi did a good job on Pleasants, but they had other kids step up.” The Hornets’ cold shooting continued in the second quarter while the Raiders hit a number of very difficult shots, extending their lead to 31-8 at the half. “We played a lot better than the score,” Bourn said. “Not well enough to beat them, but better than it seems.” Hilderbrand scored 10 points and had 12 rebounds, while Peters added six points.

Brent Baker/staff photo

Callie Barker (2) and Lily Hilderbrand (24) battle a White Swan player for a rebound during Monday’s district tournament opener. The White Swan’s physical defense gave Briana Moralez and the Hornets fits early on, but Oroville adjusted to the Cougars’ style of play and were only outscored by nine points in the final three quarters of Monday’s loss.


Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune | February 16, 2012

local sports Perez, Alvarez earn state wrestling berths Perez finishes fourth in his weight class, while Alvarez takes several tight matches By Brent Baker

KITTITAS - Nick Perez earned his fourth straight state finals berth and Alex Alvarez will wrestle for the first time at the Tacoma Dome this year to highlight Oroville’s day of wrestling at the Class B Eastern Regional on Saturday, Feb. 11. Perez (145 pounds) finished fourth in his weight class, though had a better day than that suggests, and Alvarez won several tight matches to place third at 160. The top five in each weight class clinched state berths, with one alternate per weight also getting to make the trip. Alvarez was an alternate last year.

Perez, a two-time defending state runner-up, lost his only onmat bout to two-time state champion Kyle Kirkendall of Republic, 7-2 in their semifinal match. Perez, who earned a pin in his opening-round match, went on to pin Northwest Christian’s Walter Harris in the consolation semifinals to clinch a spot at state, then forfeited his third-place match in what coach Chuch Ricevuto said was a caution to prevent injury. Perez missed much of the season thanks to a football injury. Alvarez beat Cody Payne from Almira/Coulee-Hartline 4-3 in his first match of the day before getting pinned by eventual runnerup Wyatt Jenkins of Pomeroy. He came back to edge Selkirk’s Michael Haskins 5-4 to move

into the third place match, which Alvarez won by injury default. “It was his third ‘heart attack’ victory over Haskins,” Ricevuto said. “It could not have come at a better time -- a win in the consolation semifinals that guaranteed a trip to the Dome.” Senior Alex Kelly (132) and junior Michael Ripley (120) had their seasons end in most difficult fashion. Kelly, who aggravated a chronic back injury during last week’s district tournament, was still dealing with that injury. Kelly was pinned in his first round match and withdrew from the tournament. Ripley was leading his match with the eventual fifth-place finisher 5-2 when he suffered a bloody nose that couldn’t be controlled and was forced to forfeit the match. Ripley bounced back to finish

Brent Baker/staff photo

Alex Alvarez and Selkirk’s Michael Haskins continued their rivalry at Saturday’s regional tournament. For the third time this season, Alvarez (shown wrestling Haskins at districts last week) edged Haskins by one point, this time clinching a trip to the state finals tournament with the win. They could meet again at the Tacoma Dome as Haskins went on to earn a spot in the finals as well. seventh. Leo Curiel (120) opened his day with a pin but lost his next two matches, including a sea-

son-ender to teammate Ripley. Eric Herrera had one win (a pin) and finished eighth while Eddie Ocampo (138) lost his two

matches. Wrestling at the Tacoma Dome begins at 10 a.m., Friday, Feb. 17, with doors opening at 8:45.

Six Tiger wrestlers head to Tacoma Tonasket grapplers are up to the test at the state-qualifying meet at Colville, and now head to the Mat Classic By Brent Baker

third period and seemed firmly under Guillen’s control before scoring a reversal and two-point near fall in the final five seconds for the win. Aitcheson went on to pin Aaron Buckley of Colville to finish third, the second-highest Tonasket placing. “(At the end) I just gave everything I had,” Aitcheson said. “Win or lose, I wanted to give God the glory. “There were a few things I tried, a few freshman things I probably shouldn’t have done. The third place match, I felt pretty good about. I felt pretty in control of that one.” “I must have looked up at the clock four times in the last 15 seconds (of the elimination match),” Mitchell said. “It was a nailbiter. Those (mistakes) are fine as long as you learn from them.” Jeffrey Stedtfeld (126) recovered from a first round pin to pick up a pin himself in his first elimination match, then came back from an early 4-1 deficit to beat Colville’s Josh Hamilton 17-7 and earn his trip to state. Stedtfeld finished fourth. Finishing fifth and earning alternate state spots were Dalton Wahl (132), who pinned Cashmere’s James Stolhammer to earn alternate status; and Frank Holfelz (195), who also had a pin in his fifth place match. Quinn Mirick (160) and Chad Edwards (285) each won a match and placed sixth. Exchange students Marwin Baron (113) and Levan Sabahktorashvik (120)(announced as “Levan from Georgia” at most meets this year) each lost both of their matches. Ryker Marchand (126), struggling with a shoulder injury, was unable to win a match but avoided being pinned in his two bouts. John Rawley (182) was pinned in both his matches, the second tough one to take after leading most of the match and getting stuck in the final seconds. “That was probably the toughest one,” Mitchell said. “His match, (Frazier’s) final match, Dalton Wahl … if they wrestled those again I feel pretty good about their chances of having those go the other way. “We had a lot of guys coming in (Monday) before school working out, not just the state guys,” he added. “On one hand, some of the guys are disappointed, but on the other they know they were close. They made it to regionals and in a lot of cases were seconds away from going to state, and the extra practice will only make them better. “It’s a very young team, not just a lot of freshmen, but a lot of first-year guys. It makes things unpredictable.” That includes what could happen at the Tacoma Dome this weekend, starting Friday at 10 a.m. “The guys who are fourth seeded have some pretty tough matches to start off,” Mitchell said. “Other than that it’s hard to say what will happen. We’ll just have to see.”

COLVILLE - It may well be the most intense weekend on the high school wrestling calendar. The Tonasket Tigers did their best to keep the tension ratcheted up for their fans who trekked to Colville for the state-qualifying Class 1A Region IV tournament on Saturday, Feb. 11. Four Tigers wrapped up state finals bids and two more will join them at the Tacoma Dome this weekend as alternates, but the 10 hour tournament to determine who would get those coveted spots was a rollercoaster of emotion for those involved. T h e Tigers were “I wanted to be aggressive i n v o l v e d in what and wrestle my kind of seemed match, and I felt like I did like an endless that. It’s amazing. succession I’m really happy.” of matches that came Jared Stedtfield down to the final whistle involved last-second reversals of fortune, THEor RIGHT INVESTMENTS IN YOUR IRA both good and bad. THE RIGHT INVESTMENTS IN YOUR “I haven’t felt that worn outIRA in a long time,” said Tonasket coach Dave Mitchell. “It’s always kind of like that (at regionals), but this year it sure seemed Brent Baker/staff photo like we had more than our share of those.” In the final seconds of a win-or-go-home match, Collin Aitcheson (at top) scores a reversal and takedown to The Tigers’ two district champions — Jared edge Chelan’s Cleider Guillen 10-8 and clinch a spot at this weekend’s state finals tournament. Jeffrey Stedtfeld’s Stedtfeld and Christian Diaz — both defended their By opening an Edward Jones (above, left) come-from-behind victory over Colville’s Josh Hamilton wrapped up a state finals spot in a tense top seedings to earn state finals spots. IRA, you’ll have access elimination match at last Saturday’s regionals. 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business digest Balerinas offer classses at Oroville Fitness By Gary A. DeVon

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OROVILLE – Breity Tufte will be teaching ballet for all ages at the Oroville Fitness Center beginning this spring. Tufte has been a resident of Washington for the last four and half years. She was born and raised in New York and moved to Oroville in 2011. “I am a dance instructor and choreographer with over 18 years experience and training. I have been trained in ballet, pointe, lyrical, modern, jazz, tap, hip-hop, and musical theatre,” said Tufte. “I was trained by Daphne Fusillo at Daphne’s Dream Dancers in Canastota, NY.” She has performed in numerous plays and musicals including the first off-Broadway production of CATS and while living in New York she won several New York State World of Beauty titles. “Through my extensive training I have developed a true passion for entertaining people. I love passing along my happiness and knowledge to others through teaching,” she said. This spring she will only be teaching ballet, although she plans to expand her class schedule to include other styles of dance in the near future. “I will be teaching all ages; from a magical pre-

Briety’s Ballerinas can be reached at the Oroville Fitness Center on 1300 Main Street or by calling (509) 476-3900. They’re now on Facebook and can be found under Briety’s Ballerinas for those that want to stay updated with announcements and schedules. school class to an adult ballet class,” she said. “Ballet lessons are a wonderful way for both kids and adults to reap the health benefits of dance as well as learn self-discipline and body control. Anyone can enjoy the beauty and grace of ballet dancing, regardless of age, body size, or fitness level. Even if you’ve never stepped foot into a ballet studio, these lessons will enable you to explore ballet as an absolute beginner. You will be introduced to everything beginners want to know about ballet, including the first steps and basic positions.” Registration for classes will be Thursday, Feb. 16 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Registration is a time where people can ask questions, meet the teacher and learn more about the exciting world of dance, according to Tufte. “I have high aspirations to influence the com-

Burnells open Phoenix Cafe & Gallery at Molson By Gary A. DeVon

MOLSON – Noah and Heather Burnell have recently taken over the Inn at Molson and transformed it into the Phoenix Café and Gallery. As many people know, the Inn at Molson is a spectacular piece of architecture with massive beams and a stunning fireplace, say the Burnells, who add that the walls are now hung with works by local artists such as Rusty Hayden and John Phillips.

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The Burnells: Noah, Heather, Ellamae, Elija and Jasper. The couple recently opened the Phoenix Café and Gallery in the old Inn at Molson location. and Ellamae, 13. They attend the Oroville schools. On the weekends, The Phoenix has a surprisingly large breakfast menu where everything is made from scratch, from the english muffins for the eggs benedict to the pancake batter for the four grain flapjacks. They say, “Here at The Phoenix, we believe that every once in a while you should be able to experience and exceptional meal in an exceptional place. Just because we’re located in a ghost town

it doesn’t mean you have to eat like it.” Located not too far off in the Okanogan Highlands, just outside the town of Molson, the Phoenix offers a new destination for the community with a breakfast menu that ranges in price from 7-10 dollars.


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OROVILLE – Studio Fit and Fab opened in January of this year and has a grand opening scheduled for Feb. 20 through Feb. 26. During the grand opening free classes will be offered to newcomers, there will also be door prizes and other giveaways, according to Studio Fit and Fab owner Charlene Kemper. Fit and Fab, which is open Monday through Sunday has scheduled group fitness classes for all ages. Classes include Zumba, Zumba Toning, Cardio Kickboxing, stretching and toning, as well as Kid’s Zumbatomic. “We offer a place for people to get fit, learn nutrition habits, have fun exercising with friends and to learn to use fitness equipment that is simple and effective,” Kemper said. Originally from Lincoln Park, Michigan, Kemper has been a resident of Oroville for the past five years. She says she came up with the idea for the fitness classes after attending classes in Tonasket for several months. “After speaking to several people we discovered there was an interest for fitness classes in Oroville,” she said. “With the growth and excitement of the community for this service, we

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Tufte says she has the support of a loving family, including her fiancé, Louis Koler and his two children Kale and Krislyn, who she describes as her inspiration. “They encouraged me to share my passion of dance to the Oroville Community,” Tufte said.

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munity through dance. I believe that opening someone’s mind and imagination to dance can greatly influence their life. Ballet teaches discipline, health, fitness, and dedication. I feel that ballet is fun and creative outlet for people to express themselves,” she said.

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The Phoenix Café and Gallery is open with a full breakfast menu on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to noon. They are open for coffee and pastries on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is best to call for weekend reservations as seating is limited; call (509) 485-3322 and find them on Facebook at The Phoenix Café and Gallery. They’re located at 31 Mary Ann Creek Rd. in Molson.

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Briety Tufte, a professional dance instructor, will be teaching ballet to people of all ages in classes to be held at the Oroville Fitness Center. Registration is this Thursday.

Owner Charlene Kemper was inspired by classes in Tonasket

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“It’s a great place to get together with friends, sit by the fire, and enjoy a good cup of coffee,” they say. The Burnells have lived in the Oroville area for the past 16 years. People might recognize Heather from the library where she is on the board and works parttime as a librarian. She is also a children’s book author represented by Red Fox Literary and the owner of Mountaintop Media, a social media company that assists businesses and individuals with online marketing. Noah is a beekeeper and he recently started Okanogan Organics, an organic garlic seed company. The couple have three children, Jasper, six; Elijah, 10

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Exercise has benefits for all ages and Studio Fit and Fab offers many opportunities to get in shape at 2002 Main Street in Oroville. are exploring options for a tumbling class, cheerleading clinics and additional classes for all ages.” Studio Fit and Fab is locat-

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Public Notices City of Tonasket Strategic Planning Meeting The Tonasket City Council will be holding a strategic planning meeting on Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Tonasket City Hall Council Room. This meeting is open to the public and those with language, hearing or access needs should contact city hall, 509-486-2132, 24 hours prior to the meeting. Alice Attwood, Clerk-Treasurer Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on Feb. 16, 2012.#365917 Civil Service Exam The City of Tonasket Civil Service Commission will be testing for a lateral level patrolman eligibility list on March 8th, 2012. Call 509-486-2132 for an application packet or write to City of Tonasket, P.O. Box 487, Tonasket, WA. 98855. Applications will be accepted until 4:30 pm March 1, 2012. Alice Attwood, Clerk-Treasurer Civil Service Secretary Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on Feb. 9 and 16, 2012.364491 Contractors and Vendors Lists As authorized under RCW 35.23.352(2), and RCW 35.23.352(8), the City of Oroville is updating their Small Works Roster, consisting of contractors interested in performing work for the City of Oroville which is estimated to cost less than $100,000 and their Vendor’s List, consisting of vendors interested in providing supplies, materials, equipment or services between $7,500 and $15,000 through telephone and/or written quotations. In awarding contracts for such projects, the City of Oroville shall invite proposals from all appropriate contractors or vendors who have requested to be included on the Small Works Roster and/or Vendors List, and shall select the lowest responsible bid. All contractors and vendors, where required by law, must be properly licensed or registered in this state. The City of Oroville actively seeks participation by minority or women owned firms who otherwise qualify. Individual Assurity Bonds acceptable. Forms may be secured at the Oroville City Hall or by calling 509-476-2926. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on Feb. 9 and 16, 2012.#364410 EN EL TRIBUNAL SUPERIOR DEL ESTADO DE WASHINGTON DENTRO DEL Y PARA EL CONDADO OKANOGAN TUTELAR DE MENORES AVISO Y CITATORIO/DICTAMEN Audiencia de Tutela NUMERO EN EL TRIBUNAL: 11-700108-3 REFERENTE A LA DEPENDENCIA DE: JULIAN OCHOA, Una nina menor de edad ESTADO DE WASHINGTON: ALEJANDRO PAHUA A QUIEN CORRESPONDA Y A CUALQUIERA QUE RECLAME TENER INTERES PATERNAL DE LA NINA ANTERIORMENTE MENCIONADA. I. AVISO DE AUDIENCIA 1.1 Se les notifica que una peticion fue presentada ante este tribunal, alegando que la nin anteriormente mencionada es dependiente del Estado. 1.2 Se llevara a cabo una audiencfia el dia March 5, 2012, a la 1:00 p.m., en el tribunal Tutelar de Menores, En el Edificio de Tribunales del Condado Okanogan, en Okanogan, Washington 1.3 El proposito de la audiencia es de escuchar y considerar las evidencias en la peticion 1.4 Si usted no se presenta, el Tribunal podra emitir un dictamen, en su ausencia, estableciendo l terminacion. II. CITATORIO/ORDEN DE COMPARECER 2.1 USTED ES CITADO Y SE REQUIERE que comparezca en la audiencia en la fecha, a la hora, y en el lugar indicado. ADVERTENCIA EL DESOBEDECER ESTE CITATORIO O DICTAMEN LO EXPONE A SER PROCESADO POR CONTUMACIA, CONFORME AL ESTATUTO 13.34.070 DEL CODIGO REVISADO DE WASHINGTON. UNA PETICION DE TUTELA INICIA UN PROCESO EN AL CUAL, SI SE DETERMINA QUE LA NIN ES DEPENDIENTE DEL ESTADO, PODRIA RESULTAR LE TERMINACION PERMANENTEMENTE DE LA RELACION DE PADRE A HIJO. Fechada este dia January 18, 2012 Por direccion de Su Senoria CHRISTOPHER E. CULP Juez del Tribunal Superior Condado Okanogan, Washington CHARLEEN GROOMES Escribana del Tribunal Superior Condado Okanogan, Washington /s/ by: Ada Ward, Escribana Delegada Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and Quad City Herald on Feb. 2, 9 and 16, 2012.#362941 AMENDED NOTICE OF TRUSTEE SALE SETTING NEW SALE DATE I. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned Trustee will on the 24th day of February 2012, at the hour of

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10:00 o’clock a.m., in front of the Okanogan County Courthouse, 149 3rd North, Okanogan, Washington 98840, State of Washington, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable at the time of sale, the following described real property, situated in the County of Okanogan, State of Washington, towit: That portion of the Northeast quarter of the Northwest quarter of Section 21, Township 40 North, Range 30 East W.M., Okanogan County, Washington, described as follows: Commencing at the Northwest corner of said Section 21; Thence South 75º16’33� East, a distance of 1,998.49 feet to the TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING; Thence North 53º14’127� West, a distance of 60.47 feet to the center line of Okanogan County Road No. 4883; Thence North 19º23’33� East along the center line of said road, a distance of 211.03 feet; Thence South 62º56’27� East, a distance of 216.26 feet; Thence South 35º56’ West, a distance of 237.87 feet; Thence North 53º14’27� West, a distance of 93.18 feet to the TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING; EXCEPT that portion lying within Okanogan County Road No. 4883 which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated December 1, 2010, recorded December 1, 2010, under Auditor’s File No. 3159824, records of Okanogan County, Washington, from Sherry L. Johnson, as Grantor, to Richard Solberg, as Trustee and S. Renee Ewalt, Successor Trustee, under a Resignation and Appointment of Successor Trustee recorded under Auditor’s File No. 3163610, to secure on obligation in favor of USS Investments, LLC, as Beneficiary. II. No action commenced by the Beneficiary of the Deed of Trust is now pending to seek satisfaction of the obligation in any Court by reason of the Grantor’s default on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust. III. The default for which this foreclosure is made is/are as follows: Failure to pay when due the following amount which are now in arrears: IV. The sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust is: Principal $3,400.00, together with 0 interest as provided in the Note or other Instrument secured from the 1st day of December, 2010, and such other costs and fees as are due under the note or other instrument secured, and as are provided by statute. V. The above-described real property will be sold to satisfy the expense of sale and the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust as provided by statute. The sale will be made without warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances on the 24th day of February, 2012. The default referred to in Paragraph III must be cured by the 13th day of February, 2012 (11 days before the sale date), to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if at any time on or before the 13th day of February, 2012 (11 days before the sale date), the default as set forth in Paragraph III is/are cured and the Trustee’s fees and costs are paid. The sale may be terminated any time after the 13th day of February, 2012, (11 days before the sale date), and before the sale by the Borrower, Grantor or the Grantor’s successor in interest, Guarantor, or the holder of any recorded junior lien or encumbrance paying the entire principal and interest secured by the Deed of Trust, plus costs, fees, and advances, if any, made pursuant to the terms of the obligation and/or Deed of Trust, and curing all other defaults. VI. A written Notice of Default was transmitted by the Beneficiary or Trustee to the Grantor or the Grantor’s successor in interest at the following address: Sherry Johnson c/o Crystal Stringfellow 80 Bolster Road Oroville, WA 98844 and Sherry Johnson 53 Spring Meadow Road Oroville, WA 98844 by both first class and certified mail on the 4th day of May, 2010, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and the Grantor or the Grantor’s successor in interest was personally served with said written notice of default or the written notice of default was posted on May 11, 2011 in a conspicuous place on the real property described in Paragraph I above, and the Trustee has possession of proof of such service or posting. VII. The Trustee whose name and address are set forth below will provide in writing to anyone requesting it, a statement of all costs and fees due at any time prior to the sale. VIII. The effect of the sale will be to deprive the Grantor and all those who hold by, through or under the Grantor, of all their interest in the abovedescribed property. IX. Anyone having an objection to the sale on any grounds whatsoever will be afforded an opportunity to be heard as to those objections if they bring a lawsuit to restrain the sale pursuant to RCW 61.24.130. Failure to bring such a lawsuit may result in a waiver of any proper grounds for invalidating the Trustee’s sale Successor Trustee: S. Renee Ewalt Address: 10 Golden Road, Oroville,

WA 98844 Phone: 509 476-3286 X. The Purchaser at the Trustee’s Sale is entitled to possession of the property on the 20th day following the sale, as against the Grantor under the Deed of Trust (the Owner) and anyone having an interest junior to the Deed of Trust, including Occupants who are not Tenants. After the 20th day following the sale the Purchaser had the right to evict Occupants who are not Tenants by summary proceedings under Chapter 59.12 RCW. For tenant-occupied property, the Purchaser shall provide a Tenant with written notice in accordance with RCW 61.24.060. THIS NOTICE SUPERCEDES ANY PRIOR NOTICE OF TRUSTEE SALE /s/: S. Renee Ewalt Successor Trustee 11/30/11 STATE OF WASHINGTON ss) County of Okanogan On this day personally appeared be me S. Renee Ewalt, the Principal, to me known to be the individual described in and who executed the within and foregoing Instrument, and acknowledged to me that she signed the same as her free and voluntary act and deed, for the uses and purposes therein mentioned. GIVEN under my hand and official seal on this 30 day of November 2011. /s/: Peggy A. Shaw Notary Public in and for the State of Washington, residing at Oroville, WA. My appointment expires June 18, 2012. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on Jan. 26 and Feb. 16, 2012.#361137 IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR OKANOGAN COUNTY NOTICE TO CREDITORS NO. 11-4-00003-3 In re the Estate of: VELMA ELIZABETH FILLEY ROWE, Deceased. The personal representative named below has been appointed as personal representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the personal representative or the personal representative’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the personal representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(1)(c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. DATE OF FILING COPY OF NOTICE TO CREDITORS with Clerk of Court: January 23, 2012 DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION: February 2, 2012 /s/: GEORGIA PAULINE RAYBEASLEY Personal Representative /s/: Anthony Castelda, WSBA #28937 Attorney for Rowe P.O. Box 1307 Tonasket, WA 98855 (509) 486-1175 Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on Feb. 2, 9 and 16, 2012.#362998 NOTICE OF CALL FOR BIDS Sealed Bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Okanogan County, in their office in the Grainger Administrative Building, 123 5th Avenue N Room 150, Okanogan, Washington 98840, until Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 11:30 a.m., which time they will be opened and publicly read. 2012 Liquid Asphalt The project generally consists of supplying liquid asphalt for Okanogan County Department of Public Works for the 2012 construction season. Additional information and specifications may be obtained from the Okanogan County Department of Public Works, 1234-A 2nd Ave. S., Okanogan, WA 98840. (509) 4227300. The Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Kenneth Stanley Road Maintenance Manager Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and Quad City Herald on Feb. 9 and 16, 2012.#364437 Okanogan County Notice of Final Decision Project: OST 2011-09 Proponent: Marian Jackson Decision: Approved Date of Notification: February 16, 2012 Appeal Deadline: March 07, 2012 The Board of County Commissioners approved the above-noted project on December 6, 2011. Parties with standing may appeal this decision to Okanogan County Superior Court, pursuant to RCW 36.70 C, within 21 days of the notice of decision publication date. For appeals please contact Okanogan County Superior Court at 149 N. 3rd Ave., Okanogan, Washington, or by phone at (509) 422-7275. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and Quad City Herald on Feb. 16, 2012.#365922


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Public Hearing is scheduled to review community development and housing needs, inform citizens of the availability of funds and eligible uses of the state Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), and receive comments on proposed activities. Up to $1 million may be available to Okanogan County to fund public facility, community facility, economic development and affordable housing projects that principally benefit low and moderate-income persons. A draft of the proposed Home Repair and Rehabilitation grant application will be available for review at the offices of Okanogan County Community Action Council (from 8:00am to 5:00pm Tuesday thru Thursday beginning February 21, 2012). The hearing will be held in the Okanogan County Commissioners’ hearing room located at 123 Fifth Avenue North, Okanogan on Monday, February 27, 2012, at 2:30 p.m. Persons wishing to testify or comment on the grant application may attend the hearing or provide written comments to the Okanogan County Commissioners at 123 Fifth Avenue North, Rm 150, Okanogan, WA 98840. A Spanish Language interpreter and Spanish Language handouts will be available. The Okanogan County Commissioners’ hearing room is handicap accessible. Arrangements to reasonably accommodate the needs of special classes of citizens, including handicap accessibility or interpreter, will be made upon receiving twenty-four (24) hour advance notice. Contact Laleña Johns at (509) 422-7105. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and Quad City Herald on Feb. 16, 2012.#365923

Okanogan County Notice of Final Decision Project: OST 2011-07 Proponent: Svein & Lesli Ronning Decision: Approved Date of Notification: February 16, 2012 Appeal Deadline: March 07, 2012 The Board of County Commissioners approved the above-noted project on January 31, 2012. Parties with standing may appeal this decision to Okanogan County Superior Court, pursuant to RCW 36.70 C, within 21 days of the notice of decision publication date. For appeals please contact Okanogan County Superior Court at 149 N. 3rd Ave., Okanogan, Washington, or by phone at (509) 422-7275. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and Quad City Herald on Feb. 16, 2012.#365919

COURT NO.: 11-7-00108-3 IN RE THE DEPENDENCY OF: JULIAN OCHOA, A Minor Child STATE OF WASHINGTON TO: MONA OCHOA, WHOM IT MAY CONCERN AND ANYONE CLAIMING PARENTAL INTEREST IN THE ABOVE NAMED CHILD. I. NOTICE OF HEARING 1.1 You are notified that a petition was filed with this Court, alleging that the above named child is dependent. 1.2 A hearing will be held on Friday, March 5, 2012 at 1:00 p.m., At Juvenile Court, Okanogan County Court House, Okanogan, Washington. 1.3 The purpose of the hearing is to hear and consider evidence on the petition. 1.4 If you do not appear, the court may enter an order in your absence establishing dependency. II. SUMMONS/ORDER TO APPEAR 2.1 YOU ARE SUMMONED AND REQUIRED to appear at the hearing on the date, time and place indicated. NOTICE VIOLATION OF THIS ORDER OR SUMMONS IS SUBJECT TO A PROCEEDING FOR CONTEMP OF COURT PURSUANT TO RCW 13.34.070. A DEPENDENCY PETITION BEGINS A PROCESS WHICH, IF THE CHILD IS FOUND DEPENDENT, MAY RESULT IN PERMANENT TERMINATION OF THE PARTENT CHILD RELATIONSHIP. Dated this 20th day of January, 2012 By direction of the Honorable CHRISTOPHER E. CULP Judge of the Superior Court Okanogan County, Washington CHARLEEN GROOMES Clerk of the Superior Court Okanogan County, Washington /s/ by: Ada Ward Deputy Clerk Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and Quad City Herald on Feb. 2, 9 and 16, 2012.#362915 SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR OKANOGAN COUNTY SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION No. 11-2-00622-2 JOHN DANIEL GEBBERS and REBA GEBBERS, husband and wife, Plaintiffs, vs. HILDA D. NELSON, individually and as executrix of the ESTATE OF WILLIAM W. NELSON, deceased; and all other persons or parties unknown claiming any right, title, estate, lien, or interest in the real estate described in the Complaint herein, Defendants. The State of Washington to the said defendants, HILDA D. NELSON, individually and as executrix of the ESTATE OF WILLIAM W. NELSON, deceased; all unknown heirs of said parties; and all other persons or parties unknown claiming any right, title, estate, lien, or interest in the real estate described in the Complaint herein: You are hereby summoned to appear within sixty (60) days after the date of the first publication of this summons, to wit, within sixty (60) days after the 26th day of January, 2012, and defend the above-entitled action in the above-entitled court, and answer the complaint of the plaintiffs, John Daniel Gebbers and Reba Gebbers, husband and wife, and serve a copy of your answer upon the undersigned attorneys for plaintiffs, Thomas F. O’Connell, at his office below stated; and in case of your failure to do so, judgment will be rendered against you according to the demand of the complaint, which has been filed with the clerk of said court. The object of this action is to quiet title.

DAVIS, ARNEIL LAW FIRM, LLP /s/: Thomas F. O’Connell, WSBA# 16539 Attorneys for Plaintiffs 617 Washington Street PO Box 2136 Wenatchee, WA 98807 Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on Jan. 26, Feb. 2, 9, 16, and 23 and March 1, 2012.#361237





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Joseph Vincent Bretz, age 93, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012 at North Valley Extended Care in Tonasket. He was born on Oct. 9, 1918 in Wadena, Minn., the fifth of eight children to p are nt s William and Magdalena (Auel) Bretz. Vince grew up in Wadena and attended school there. On Dec. 29, 1941 he married Muriel Callahan in Verndale, Minn. Vince served in the military from March 1942 to June 1945, serving as a Staff Seargent in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater in Hawaii. Following an honorable discharge from the service, Vince and Muriel made their home in Verndale, Minn., where they



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ters; one son, Rob Bretz and one grandchild, Jennifer Lynn. Rosary will be held on Friday, Feb. 17, 2012 at 6 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012 at 10 a.m. Both services will be held at Holy Rosary Parish in Tonasket with Father David Kuttner, presiding. Interment will follow the mass at the Tonasket Cemetery. Dinner to follow the services at Holy Rosary Parish Hall. Memorials may be made to the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, North Valley Extended Care or American Legion Post #82. You may share your thoughts and memories by signing Vince’s online guestbook at Bergh Funeral Service of Oroville and Tonasket in care of arrangements.



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OBITUARIES purchased the Verndale Food Market. In 1949, they sold the market and moved to Ellisforde, Wash., to assist Muriel’s uncle with an orchard. In 1951 they moved to Tonasket and then a short time later they moved to the current home. Vince briefly worked for Great Northern Railroad before becoming the maintenance engineer at the new St. Martin’s Hospital in 1952, later known as North Valley Hospital, until his retirement in 1981. Vince learned the carpentry trade from his father and assisted him in building and remodeling houses. He had a dream to build a log home. He cut and milled his own logs and at age 71 completed this home on Highway 20 overlooking Tonasket. Vince designed and constructed his casket to resemble a log house. He enjoyed his annual hunting trips, visiting relatives in Minnesota and camping at Bonaparte Lake. Vince was a member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church where he was instrumental in the addition to the church building as well as the construction of the parish hall. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 82 and the V.F.W. Vince is survived by his children: Jodi Busse of Spokane, Tom (Kay) Bretz of Tonasket, Patti (George) Hill of Tonasket, John Bretz of Tonasket, Joe (Renee) Bretz of Tonasket and Jim (Janet) Bretz of Tonasket; two brothers: William Bretz of Osakis, Minn. and Edmund Bretz of Paynesville, Minn.; one sister, Margaret Smith of Huntington Beach, Calif.; 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Vince was preceded in death by his wife Muriel of 68 years; his parents; two brothers; two sis-

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Okanogan County Notice of Final Decision Project: Oakes Short Plat 2010-17 Proponent: John and Adaline Oakes Decision: Approved Date of Publication: February 16, 2012 Appeal Deadline: March 8, 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 Feb. 16, 2012.#365910

Telecommunications Technician 1 (2 openings) Okanogan County PUD. Install, test, maintain, repair various types of broadband communication equipment and associated connections over fiber optic, copper or wireless mediums. Install test maintain, repair analog/digital telephony circuits and associated and protective equipment. Assist in troubleshooting to locate and correct faults or anomalies on fiber optic, copper and wireless circuits. Requires Class A CDL plus 1- 3 yrs experience in placement, splicing, testing and maintenance of fiber optic and copper cable, installation and maintenance of network hardware & radio communication equipment. Valid flagger card, First Aid / CPR Card and climbing certification preferred. Send resume and application to HR Dept, Okanogan County PUD, P.O. Box 912, Okanogan, WA 98840,, fax 509422-8416. Applications and job descriptions are available at PUD offices and at w w w. o k a n o g a n p u d . o r g . Okanogan PUD is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC WORKSHOP NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the city of Tonasket Planning Commission will hold a public workshop at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, February 21, 2011 at the Tonasket City Hall at 209 S. Whitcomb Ave. The purpose of the workshop is to provide a forum for discussion of amendments to the City’s Comprehensive Plan. The Tonasket Planning Commission has prepared a draft of updates to the Transportation Element, which provides a vision for motorized and nonmotorized transportation in the City for the next 20 years, and is seeking input and information to guide an update of the Economic Development Element. All interested persons are invited to attend to learn about and discuss the plan updates. Copies of proposed amendments and maps are available at City Hall from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm Monday through Friday. All persons requiring assistance in accessing City Hall or need other assistance are requested to contact City Hall at 486-2132 prior to the hearing. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on Feb. 16, 2012.#365915

Public Hearing Notice NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Board of Okanogan County Commissioners that a public hearing is set for 11:30 AM, February 21, 2012, to consider a supplemental appropriation from Beginning Fund Balance, Title II Revenue, and Washington State Department of Agriculture Grant to the Noxious Weed Budget in the amount of $72,855. The supplemental will be used for Salaries, Benefits, Rentals, Professional Services, Advertising and Travel. The hearing will be held in the County Commissioners’ Hearing Room located at 123 5th Avenue North, Okanogan, Washington. Persons wishing to comment may attend the hearing or submit their comments in writing to the Commissioners’ Office at 123 5th Avenue North, Rm 150, Okanogan, Washington 98840. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and Quad City Herald on Feb. 9 and 16, 2012.#364424


at his Oroville home on Feb. 4, 2012. He was 56 years old. Charlie was born on July 2, 1955 to parents John and Mary (Calista) De Marre in Seattle and was the baby of his family. He had a gentle soul and a great love for his family, his friends and the outdoors. His passion for his work advocating for the youth of Washington State and beyond was only matched by his passion for riding his Harley down the open roads with his club brothers around him. Charles is lovingly survived by his seven children Joshua, Justin, Sarah, Charles II, Elizabeth, Isaac and Anna; his nine grandchildren Evan, Claire, Christian, Allison, Noah, Julian, Pistil, AnnMarie and Elliot; his sister Calista and brothers John and Harry and many nieces, nephews and special friends. He will be dearly missed by his family, friends, colleagues and the communities he served in Eastern Washington and Seattle. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012 at 2 p.m. in the Oroville High School Commons. Memorials for Charlie and donation information can be found by visiting Charlie’s memorial page at www.charles. Bergh Funeral Service and the Oroville School District are kindly assisting with arrangements.

Marty Wesson A memorial is being held for Marty Wesson at the Oroville Eagles on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 3 p.m. Friends and family are all welcome. Call Jo Cummings at (509) 476-2954 for more information.

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Ice Fishing Fest this Saturday First prize this year is $500 for the biggest catch; other prizes offered By Gary A. DeVon Managing Editor

MOLSON – The 2012 North Central Washington Ice Fishing Festival will be this Saturday on Sidley and Molson lakes. The annual fishing contest, sponsored by the Oroville Chamber of Commerce, will actually be held on two lakes this year, both Sidley and Molson lakes. There are new rules though and contestants will only be allowed to catch two fish total this year. First prize this year will be $500, with many more prizes to be awarded. Registration for the event, which is permitted by the Washington State Fish and Wildlife Department, starts at 7 a.m. at the Grange Hall or at 8 a.m. at the tent office on Sidley Lake. The price to fish is $20 for adults and $10 for youth. In addition to the fishing, there will be food available at the lake, as well as at the Molson Grange Hall. The Molson Grange will have a pancake breakfast in the hall from 7 a.m. To 10 a.m. for $7 and the Sitzmark Ski Area Volunteers will be hosting the Award Dinner as a fundraiser for the ski hill. A dog sled demonstration by Rev. Gary Forgey is also planned for noon behind the Molson School House Museum. All the profit from the NCW Ice Fishing Festival is earmarked by the Chamber of Commerce to help the Okanogan Borderlands Historical Society fund the Visitor Information Center at the Depot Museum in EMETERY Oroville. ARKERS David Graybill, the author of the column The Fishin’ MONUMENTS & BRONZE Magician, will be helping out See Us First for Greater Savings this year, according to festival organizer Robin Stice. BUILD A LASTING TRIBUTE He plans to also video the TO YOUR LOVED ONE event for a possible segment on television later in the year, ~ 62 years of serving you ~ according to Stice. Where pride in craftsmanship Anyone interested in setstill exist today! ting up an information booth about their business or an arts INLAND MONUMENT CO. and crafts booth should conSales Representative Joy Lawson tact Stice at (509) 485-4002. 1-509-476-2279 Look for more information on the festival in the local newsOUR LOVED ONES LIVE AS LONG AS paper and on radio. THEY ARE REMEMBERED





It was a Darc day at Rocky Ford Rocky Ford I got to spend an afternoon at Rocky Ford, and once again the Ford treated me and my fishing partners badly. It wasn’t the first time. Rocky Ford can be that way. I was in pretty good fishing company, too. Darc Knobel from the Desert Fly Angler in Ephrata and Rollie Schmitten of Lake Wenatchee were both there doing their best. I had high hopes. Knobel grew up in Ephrata and has fished Rocky Ford for decades. He and I had talked last week and he told me he has been having some terrific days there. Rollie Schmitten and I have had many great outings on Rocky Ford, and were very excited to

ed none. We’ll be back though, and plan to make an earlier start, which should give us an edge.

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be back. This was our first trip here this year. When we arrived we were shocked at the number of anglers that were there. We could see people on both sides of the stream from the first parking lot down as far as we could see. That’s a lot of folks for the middle of the week in February. It was obvious that the weekend crowd has been even larger. We all hooked fish, but land-

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I’m really looking forward to this weekend. It will be my first visit to the NW Ice Fishing Fest in Molson, and I am way behind a crowd of other regular anglers. This will be the eighth Annual, and I have been surprised at the number of e-mails I have received from those who have been going to this event for years. Even if the fishing is terrible they plan on coming back just for the fun. This is a classic community event that celebrates what you can do for a good time in the winter in the far north edge of

the state. In addition to the fishing derby, with prizes for biggest fish in adult and youth divisions, there are prizes for things like the smallest fish and even the oldest angler. I am looking forward to the fishing, of course, but the pancake breakfast has a lot of appeal. You can also plan on seeing me at the big Italian-style dinner that evening. I have been through this country before, but haven’t been there in winter. It should be spectacular. I know I will see some familiar faces, but I am interested in meeting the folks I haven’t met yet. Like the people that give their time to organize the event, and some of the people that come back year after year. You can get all the details by

going to my Home Page and click on the tile for the 8th Annual Ice Fishing Festival.

Perch lovers What’s a perch lover supposed to do? Winchester Way is not even close to what it used to be. The marina at Coulee City is still filling and the fish haven’t moved in. The ice fishing didn’t happen like last year on Moses Lake, and although the ice is clearing off it has quite a ways to go. Where can a perch lover go this year to get enough for a good feed? Here’s what I have heard. The fishing through the ice for perch at Roses Lake, near Manson, has been better than usual. According to Anton Jones at

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Darrell and Dads Family Guide Service, the number and size of the perch here is worth the trip. Further north, Patterson Lake, near Winthrop, is once again a great spot to find fat perch through the ice. Once again, one of the best places for perch fishing in the winter is Fish Lake, near Lake Wenatchee. Anglers have been getting good catches of perch here again this winter, and the 25-fish limit imposed here last year is starting to pay off. There will be more perch for ice anglers and those who like to catch them in the summer, too. The lake to watch as the ice comes off is Moses Lake. I hope to catch some of those big jumbos near the I-90 Bridge again this season.


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