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Duncan seeks to cut VA red tape
AN ANCIENT RIVER OF GOLD
NVH Commissioner travels to D.C. to meet with Sen. Murray BY BRENT BAKER BBAKER@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM
Photos by Gary DeVon
R.V. “Bob” Larson near one of the stakes that show where he and his prospecting group, Similkameen LLP drilled in December of 2005 and in the spring of 2006. The site, part of what Larson describes as a buried paleo-river channel, is north of Shanker’s Bend on Bureau of Land Management land.
Golden Opportunity! ‘Paleo-river channel source of Rich Bar’ BY GARY A. DEVON MANAGING EDITOR
OROVILLE – Bob Larson believes he’s located gold in what he calls a paleo-channel, an ancient river bed that parallels and crosses the Similkameen River. He and his partners in Similkameen LLP feel this could be a major find, but they don’t have the financing to continue their exploration. “It’s going to take more resources than our group of prospectors have,” said Larson on one of his frequent trips to the area from his home in Bellingham. “I know there are people out there that would be interested in this. We’re going to have to see what comes out of the woodwork.” Most of the exploration he and his group have done has been on BLM land upstream of Shanker’s Bend. Their 88 acre claim is not far, he says, from the Rich Bar in the Similkameen, the first gold strike in Washington State in the mid-1800s. The stakes where Larson and his team drilled in December of 2005 can still be seen. At that time they drilled three test holes and returned in the spring of 2006 and drilled two more. On two black sheets of construction paper Larson has laid out samples of the gold they found in their test holes with the various depths noted where each sample was gathered. He said the placer gold they discovered got courser the deeper they drilled. “We made gold discoveries at 35 feet to 75 feet. Of course we’d like to go deeper, but I feel beyond a shadow of a doubt that we’ve found the source for
TONASKET - The U.S Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides critical services for the men and women who have served in the nation’s armed forces. Dealing with the VA’s bureaucracy, however, can be a frustrating endeavor, as North Valley Hospital personnel have discovered as they attempt to keep their thriving VA clinic fully staffed. Lael Duncan, who sits on the North Valley Hospital District’s Board of Commissioners, is optimistic that a recent Lael Duncan visit to Washington, D.C., will bring about some needed changes in the credentialing system for health care providers. NVH Business Development Director Terri Orford had reported at a September board meeting that she had run into numerous obstacles in getting providers into the Tonasket clinic, even though several had expressed a willingness to come and who had credentials in place. The VA, however, required that providers be credentialed out of the each office that oversees specific regions -in this case, providers working out of Tonasket must be credentialed through the Spokane VA Medical Center. So, for example, a physician already working under the auspices of the VA at the Naval base in Bremerton could not work in Tonasket until going through the entire credentialing process again with the Spokane VA. Duncan, who flew to Washington
for a conference for her work with the Okanogan County Community Action Council, was able to schedule time with U.S. Senator Patty Murray and also met with Sen. Maria Cantwell’s staff. “There were numerous delays (with the credentialing process) that were really over and above what was reasonable,” Duncan said. “I’ve been in enough meetings with Sen. Cantwell and knew that even if Sen. Murray wasn’t interested, Sen. Cantwell would be like a dog with a bone. She’s very passionate about our veterans and for rural communities, people living with distance barriers.” As it turned out, Duncan said, Murray was more than interested, spending a solid 15 minutes alone with her discussing the issue. “She was very well-informed about it,” Duncan said. “Both she and her assistant said that they’d been working to try to establish this compatibility of credentialing, so that if someone had worked at a university or public hospital, to allow people to be more portable in how they moved through the system. They want to cut the delays in getting physicians to communities that need them.” She said that the visit itself was a little intimidating. “When you walk into the Russell Building, where Sen. Murray is, the ceilings are probably 20 feet high,” she said. “You really know you’re in a special place.” She said that staffers in the Armed Services Committee office went Patty Murray out of their way to be helpful, as well. “I was early, so I stopped in and told them I was meeting with Sen. Murray and told them the situation,” Duncan said. “They helped me get some additional information off the internet, and
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Henneman will be crowned rodeo queen One of Bob Larson’s photos of the drilling rig used to gather test samples on BLM land near the Similkameen River in the spring of 2006. Larson (below) shows off the drill samples of placer gold he said his group found when they drilled test holes. the Rich Bar,” he says. Larson, who is the author of Gold Prospecting, The Ultimate Adventure, talks about the Similkameen in his story, The Mystery River. He has also written of his prospecting efforts in the area in ICMJ’s Prospecting and Mining Journal. In his research the prospector points to mentions of placer gold finds in the Oroville Gazette from Oct. 2, 1931. “The gravel is said to carry placer gold all through it and not only at bed rock,” writes the Gazette at the time. “To hear Mr. Thorn tell it the operation is as simple as shooting fish in a tub, if you know how.” Larson’s research also brought him to N.L. “Bill” Barlee’s Book Gold Creeks and Ghost Towns of Northeastern
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Washington. Barlee, who had a popular television show on Canadian television, talks of placer gold in several locations in north Okanogan County, and particularly about the 1859 gold find near Shanker’s Bend by U.S. Army soldiers doing a boundary survey. Barlee describes the Similkameen as “one of the greatest placer gold rivers in the state yielding a bonanza of over 31,000 ounces of gold. A large piece of an iron dredge that was used to scrape the river bottom in the 1930s can still be seen along the shores of the Similkameen. Further evidence of the rivers popularity with would-be prospectors are the great number of modern suction dredges that can be seen working the riverbed each summer. Larson believes that a former, prehistoric river, or paleo-channel, was the source of the placer gold found in the Rich Bar in the mid-1800s. “The Shanker’s Bend Loop is very important. The channel crosses the Similkameen in at least two places, it’s so obvious once you know it’s there,” he said. Larson and Similkameen LLP’s claims are north of Shanker’s Bend on BLM and some private land, he says. Their company can be contacted care of James Hoogestraat, Attorney at Law, 119 N. Commercial St., Suite 186, Bellingham, WA 98225.
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TONASKET - Karlie Henneman, a Tonasket High School senior, will be crowned Miss Tonasket Founders Day Rodeo Queen on Saturday, Oct. 13. Henneman was the only candidate in this year’s competition and will succeed Cortney Ingle in the position. Henneman was the runner-up to Ingle last fall. The incoming queen lists her interests as: rodeo, riding horses, snowboarding, kneeboarding, sports and 4-H club activities. In school she is a member of FFA, T-Club, has been an ASB officer and participates in basketball and track. She plans on attending Walla Walla Community Karlie Henneman College or Spokane Community College to obtain at least a two-year degree in agricultural business management. As Henneman was the only candidate this year, there will be no try-outs. The coronation will take place Saturday at 7:00 p.m. at the Tonasket Eagles. Karlie Henneman’s Tonasket Founders Day Rodeo Queen application letter
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Hello everyone, my name is Karlie Marie Henneman. I am 17 year old, going on my senior year at Tonasket High School and I am gladly running for your 2013 Miss Tonasket Founders Day Rodeo Queen. I am the daughter of Mike and Toni Henneman and I have two younger siblings, Brock and Katie Henneman. We live on Spectacle Lake and have a family business that consists of orchard and cattle. I am really involved with your 4-H club with the horse project that consists of going to 4-H shows and clinics throughout the summer. I also have been participating in the Okanogan County Fair for the past six years now with my horse, which is always my favorite part of the year. Having the opportunity to become Miss Tonasket Founders Day Rodeo Queen would be an amazing honor and a great chance to represent the town that I was born and raised in. I would also get the great experience to become a role model and show my dedication to my community. This is why I would like the great honor and amazing opportunity of becoming your 2013 Miss Tonasket Founders Day Rodeo Queen. Thank you!
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Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune | october 11, 2012
Tonasket council no longer to record meetings
Giving Youth a Boost
By Brent Baker firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo by Gary DeVon
The Oroville Booster Club, whose mission is to support youth activities, both academic and athletic, held their annual auction last Saturday evening raising more than $8500. The silent and live auctions were held at the American Legion Hall and although the crowd was down a bit, the enthusiasm was high, according to auctioneer Ken Neal. A dinner with silent auction is planned for next month.
Director position open on Oroville School Board By Gary A. DeVon
OROVILLE – David Nutt has resigned from the Oroville School Board creating an open director position in District 2, according to board chairman Rocky DeVon. “I received an email from Dave saying he was resigning because he was moving out of the area,” said DeVon. “We will be seeking letters of interest for someone to take his seat on the board. His district is
basically anything above Nine Mile Road... the Molson and Chesaw area.” According to the school district’s District 2 boundary description, the position covers the area “Starting at the intersection of Chesaw Rd, and East Oroville Rd. Southerly on East Oroville Rd. to US Hwy. 97. Southerly on US Hwy 97 to school district outline. Counterclockwise following school district outline to northern crossing of Old Railroad Rd. Southerly on Old Railroad Rd
red tape | FROM A1 they brought the senator -- they called her ‘the boss’ -- to me when it was time, and we went to a separate office to talk.” Duncan said that Okanogan County veterans’ needs aren’t going to be decreasing anytime soon.
“With 40,000 in our county and at least 4,500 veterans, that’s a lot,” she said. “And we have a high number of Vietnam-era veterans whose needs are increasing. They deserve to be served in a respectful way. “I know their office is committed to helping us,” Duncan added. “Both the D.C. office and John
to Molson Rd. North on Molson Rd to Nine Mile Rd. Northwesterly and southwesterly on Nine Mile Rd to Chesaw Rd. West on Chesaw Rd to the point of the beginning.” The board chairman said, “We are looking for someone who has the time to put into being a board member and cares about the kids and our schools.” Letters of interest should be dropped off or mailed to the District Office at 816 Juniper St., Oroville, WA. 98844.
Culton at her Spokane office have been in touch with me, and they share our understanding of what is appropriate and efficient. “These (veterans) have risked their lives on our behalf. They served all of us, and we need to respect that in terms of how they are treated, both the younger veterans and the older ones.”
TONASKET - After some discussion, the Tonasket City Council voted unanimously to cease recording its meetings, effective at the end of its Tuesday, Sept. 25 meeting. Two of the issues included the fact that the current equipment does not allow for high-quality transfers to be made, while state law does not require that city council meetings be recorded. However, if the city is recording its meetings, it must record all of them, must provide copies upon request, and must store the tapes for six years. “What officially happens at this meeting is what is approved in the minutes,” said Mayor Patrick Plumb. “There is no other statemandated thing we have to do to keep track of actions taken by the city... It is the choice of the council. And with today’s MP3 players anyone can come in and get a better quality recording than what we can provide.” Council member Scott Olson moved that the meetings not be recorded following the conclusion of the meeting that was in session. “It’s an archaic system,” he said. “I’m fine with letting it go.” The city council has not always recorded its meetings. According to Plumb, it voted to begin recording them some years ago after a dispute between council members over what had been said during a council session. Plumb asked each of the council members for their opinion on the member. Only council member Jean Ramsey expressed any reservations. “I see both sides,” she said. “I see where it could both cover our hiney and hurt our hiney.” “We spend a lot of time on minutiae,” Plumb said. “To have frank and honest and open discussion, sometimes things are going to be said -- I’m going to say things -- that I may not even necessarily believe just to further discussion, and it can definitely be taken the wrong way.” “We have our chance to approve or disapprove the minutes at each
meeting,” said council member Jill Vugteveen. “That’s our opportunity to amend the minutes and say, ‘I didn’t say that.’” Existing recordings of previous meetings will be retained for the mandated period and meetings can still be recorded by the public.
ATV talk During public comment, ATV enthusiast Lee Hale sought to address some of the concerns brought up at the previous council meeting about the possibility of allowing ATV traffic within city limits. Those concerns included visibility, traffic congestion and noise levels. “It’s no different than looking out for motorcycles,” Hale said. “Motorcycles and pickups are lot louder than ATVs. Joining Tonasket with Conconully and Okanogan (with ATV-legal access) will bring in tourists. I go to Idaho just to ride my ATV, and I spend my money while I’m there. “Another benefit is that if I live out of town, I can come on my ATV into Lee Franks, and I’m not burning near as much fuel or taking up as much space as with my truck. Plus when it snows I can go down and plow my neighbor’s driveway down the street without fearing for being in trouble for driving down there to help out. So I’m in favor of it.” Plumb said that he would try to keep Hale informed of dates of any potential town hall meetings that he tries to set up for community-wide discussion of the issue.
Other business In other business, the council entertained a request by Gavin Pratt to hook city water to a new meat processing plant being built by Double S Meats at 38 Tonasket Shop Road, just south of the city limits. In order to do so, city policy would be that Pratt would need to annex his property into the city. “It’s within the city expansion
area within our plan,” Plumb said. “It encompasses all of the property he’s discussing. I don’t think it would take anything special ... It appears that you are continguous from the back side of your property to the City of Tonasket, so you would not need special permission from your neighbors to do so. “The property owner would then be treated just like anyone else. Not only would you be able to be connected to the water free and clear, but when there is a sewer line within 250 feet of your property -- which there are no plans for right now -- you would need to connect to sewer at that time... My agenda is to expand the city, and I haven’t been a secret. And I’m glad to see a business be the first to ask.” After some additional discussion involving construction permits and zoning, the council agreed to issue a letter to Pratt, subject to review by counsel, stating its intention to allow him onto city water contingent up on him annexing at the conclusion of the construction and inspection process already underway with the county. The council also approved Tanner Good’s request to build picnic tables at Chief Tonasket Park’s soccer fields for his Eagle Scout project; and approved city clerk Alice Attwood to seek a one-time utility easement payoff of Cascade and Columbia Railroad of $12,000 rather than an annual payment that could be changed at the railroads will annually; moved the annual budget workshop date from Oct. 17 to Oct. 15 at 4:35 p.m; and several other actions relating to amendments to design projects and payments of services. Also, Bill Pilkinton is retiring as the city’s public works director, with Hugh Jensen having been appointed as the interim public works director. City Clerk Alice Attwood was to work on a budget amendment for the council to consider at its next meeting so that Jensen can be compensated for the additional duties he will take on. The Tonasket City Council will next meet on Tuesday, Oct. 9.
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Don’t forget, October is National
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
We have all been touched in some way or know someone who has been affected by breast cancer. Because of this, it is important to offer support to those in every stage of this disease as well as those who are beating the odds and now stand as survivors.
Breast Cancer Awareness:
Treatment Options Hormonal Therapy
Hormonal therapy can be used to treat the growth, spread and recurrence of breast cancer. If the cancer is found to be of the type that may be sensitive to estrogen, hormonal therapy may be able to keep estrogen from helping the cancer cells to grow and divide. The presence of estrogen receptors (message-carrying protein that may stimulate tumor growth) in the cancerous tumor is the best way to predict a woman’s response to hormonal therapy. There are several hormonal treatment options available for postmenopausal women with breast cancer that can be tailored to the lifestyle a woman wants to lead. Hormonal therapies are currently available in pill form or a once-a-month injection.
Chemotherapy is the use of drugs that target and destroy rapidly dividing cells, including cancer cells. It is frequently used in metastatic and locally advanced breast cancer to shrink the tumor and make it operable. It can also be used in some cases of early breast cancer to reduce the risk of recurrence.
Biologically targeted therapy
This term covers a range of new options that are to be added to the family of cancer treatments. These therapies target specific features of cancer cells to help fight the disease. Since these therapies are specific, they are intended to have less effect on normal cells, which may reduce the chance of side effects like those caused by current cancer treatments. Most of these approaches are still experimental and would be offered as part of a clinical trial. Types of treatment include: Monoclonal antibodies – which bind to proteins on the cancer cell surface to slow down cancer cell growth Angiogenesis inhibitors – which are intended to prevent the growth of new blood vessels and so cutoff the supply of oxygen and nutrients to cancer cells Signal transduction inhibitors – which block the signals inside the cancer cell that promote the cells to divide and in turn cause the cancer to grow.
Radiation therapy uses penetrating beams of high-energy waves or streams of particles to kill and hinder the growth of cancer cells. In metastatic disease, radiation is most commonly used to treat symptoms in breast cancer that has spread to the bone. Surgery – Surgery permits
both diagnostic tissue removal and may help with the control of cancer. In some cases, a physician may recommend surgery to remove tissue from the breast or lymph node.
Clinical trials are research studies conducted with people who meet certain criteria and volunteer to take part. Each study answers scientific questions and tries to find better ways to prevent, screen for, diagnose or treat a disease. These trials are carefully monitored and evaluated to test a therapy’s safety and efficacy. People who take part in cancer clinical trials have an opportunity to contribute to knowledge of, and progress against, cancer. A clinical trial is one of the final stages of the research process and is conducted in four trial phases. Studies are done with cancer patients to find out whether promising approaches to cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment are safe and effective. Types of Clinical Trials: Treatment trials test new treatments like a new cancer drug, new approaches to surgery or radiation therapy, new combinations of treatments or new methods such as gene therapy. Prevention Trials test new approaches, such as medicines, vitamins, minerals, or other supplements that doctors believe may lower the risk of a certain type of cancer occurring. Screening Trials test the best way to find cancer, especially in its early stages. Quality of Life Trials, also called Supportive Care trials, explore ways to improve comfort and quality of life for cancer patients. Phases of Clinical Trials: Phase I Trials evaluate how a new drug should be given, how often and what dose is safe. Enrollment usually consists of a small number of patients, sometimes as few as a dozen. Phase II Trials continue to test the safety of the drug, and begin to evaluate how well the new drug works and usually focus on a particular type of cancer. Phase III Trials test a new drug, a new combination of drugs, or a new surgical procedure in comparison to the current standard. These trials often enroll large numbers of people and may be conducted nationwide. Phase IV Trials test a drug that already marketed and available for possible new uses. They also test new dosages and ways of administering the drug. All information can be found on the American Cancer website www.cancer.org or call 800-ACS-2345
LOCAL SUPPORT: *North Valley Hospital District: Tonasket: 509-486-2151 Oroville Family Medical Clinic: 509-476-3911 www.nvhospital.com *Mid-Valley Hospital: Omak: 509-826-1760 www.mvhealth.org *North Valley Family Medicine: Oroville: 509-476-3631 Tonasket: 509-486-2174 Omak: 509-826-1800 Brewster: 509-689-8900 www.wvmedical.com *Family Health Centers - Clinics Tonasket: 509-486-0114 Okanogan: 509-422-5700 Brewster: 509-689-3455 www.myfamilyhealth.org
Early Detection One of the earliest signs of breast cancer can be an abnormality that shows up on a mammogram before it can be felt. The most common signs of breast cancer are a lump in the breast, abnormal thickening of the breast, or a change in the shape or color of the breast. Finding a lump or change in your breast does not necessarily mean you have breast cancer. Additional changes that may also be signs of breast cancer include: Any new, hard lump or thickening in any part of the breast. Change in size or shape. Dimpling or puckering of the skin. Swelling, redness or warmth that does not go away. Pain in one spot that does not vary with your monthly cycle. Pulling in of the nipple, nipple discharge that starts suddenly and appears only in one breast. An itchy, sore or scaling area on one nipple. It is important for women to practice the elements of good breast health. It is suggested women obtain regular mammography screening starting at the age of 40. Obtain annual clinical breast exams, perform monthly breastself exams and obtain a risk assessment from a physician. This information was acquired from the American Cancer Society, 1-800-ACS-2345. Or www.cancer.org.
The Omak Clinic is committed to providing women the highest quality of care anywhere. That’s why we’re pleased to announce the expansion of our many services with the addition of digital mammography - the most advanced mammographic imaging technology available for the early detection of breast cancer. To schedule your annual mammogram or for more information, call us at the following locations.
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NVFM: Oroville (509) 476-3631 1617 Main Street, Oroville, WA
Omak Clinic (509) 826-1800 916 Koala Drive, Omak, WA
NVFM: Tonasket (509) 486-2174 17 South Western Avenue, Tonasket, WA
Brewster (509) 689-8900 418 W. Main St. Brewster, WA
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school news Tonasket 2012 Homecoming Festivities
Brent Baker/staff photos
Tonasket High School juniors, including (l-r) Amber Monroe, Marcelino Ruiz Martell and Collin Aitcheson, dazzled their classmates with a gangnam performance during homecoming air band competition on Friday.
Tonasket High School freshmen start to lose control of the situation as they try to hang on against the juniors in tug-of-war competition during homecoming festivities on Thursday, Oct. 4.
Oroville/Tonasket School Menu Friday, Oct. 12: (No School, Oroville) Chicken Ranch Wrap; Ranch Wedges, Pluot, Fruit and Veggie Bar. Monday, Oct. 15: Beef and Bean Burrito, Apple, Seasoned Corn, Fruit and Veggie Bar. Tuesday, Oct. 16: Breaded
Chicken Nuggets, Brown Rice, Seasoned Green Beans, Fruit and Veggie Bar. Wednesday, Oct. 17: Tony’s Cheese Pizza on Whole Wheat, Caesar Salad, Seasoned Green Broccoli, Fruit and Veggie Bar. Thursday, Oct. 18: Beef and Bean Chili, Corn Bread, Sweet Potato Fries, Fruit and Veggie Bar.
THS seniors had their classmates up and singing along with their air band rendition of “YMCA” during last week’s homecoming festivities.
Courtney Jones (left) can’t quite escape the grasp of Kallie Mirick during powder puff football competition on Wednesday, Oct. 3.
“Mr. T.” Austin Booker and Homecoming Queen Megan Beyers wave to the crowd during Friday’s homecoming parade in Tonasket.
Tonasket seniors celebrate their powder puff football championship after edging the juniors in overtime last Wednesday.
Oroville School News Friday, Oct. 12: Statewide Inservice; Football vs. Lake Roosevelt 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13: Girls Soccer @ Entiat 11 a.m.; Oroville Cross Country Invitational 12 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15: JH Volleyball vs. GCD 5 p.m.; JV Football @
The American Cancer Society (ACS) shares the following statistics:
1 in 8 women will get breast cancer. Every 3 minutes an American is diagnosed with breast cancer Breast cancer is the leading cause of death for women 35-50. With diagnosis, the 5 year survival rate is over 90%. Every 12 minutes a woman dies from breast cancer; many because breast cancer was not detected in time..
WHY WAIT? SET A DATE.
Women ages 40-65 should get annual mammograms because breast cancer incidence increases with age. 8 TIPS FOR A GOOD MAMMOGRAM by the ACS: 1. Facilities that meet the highest standards of safety and quality for mammography have an FDA certificate. 2. Use a facility that benefits from the experience of doing many mammograms. 3. If you are satisfied with the quality of the facility, use the same faculty annually so that the mammograms can be compared from year to year. 4. If you change facilities, ask for your old mammograms so they can be compared with the new ones. 5. If you have sensitive breasts, have mammograms at a time of the month when your breasts are less tender, such as after your period. Avoid the week before your period. 6. Avoid underarm deodorant or cream as they may interfere with the quality of the exam. 7. Bring a list of places and dates for previous mammograms biopsies or other breast treatments you’ve had before. 8. If you do not hear from your provider in 10 days from the date of your mammogram, call them for results. Do not assume that hearing nothing is equal to a negative mammogram.
Early detection, through self-exams and mammograms, is your best chance in overcoming the disease. Do yourself and those you love a favor. Make an appointment with your doctor to have a mammogram and find out what you can do to decrease your risk factors.
Get Your Digital Mammogram At North Valley Hospital in Tonasket October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! We provide mammograms 5 days a week and have an on-site radiologist. Screening mammograms are covered at 100% by your insurance, and if you’re under insured we have programs available to pay for some or all of your exam!
If you have your mammogram at NVH in October you will be entered into a drawing for a prize basket!
To schedule your appointment call 509-486-3124 North Valley Hospital 203 S. Western Ave Tonasket www.nvhospital.org
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Lake Roosevelt 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16: Girls Soccer vs. Liberty Bell 5 p.m.; JH Volleyball @ Liberty Bell 5 p.m.; Volleyball vs. Waterville 5 p.m.; JH Football vs. Bridgeport 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17: Community Volleyball 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18: Volleyball @ Bridgeport 5 p.m.
Tonasket School News Friday, Oct. 12: Football @ Quincy 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13: Cross Country @ Quincy Invitational 11 a.m.; Girls Soccer @ Quincy 1:30 p.m.; Volleyball @ Quincy 1 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 15: JH Volleyball vs. Okanogan 5 p.m.; JV Football @ Okanogan 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16: Girls Soccer @ Omak 4:30 p.m.; Volleyball @ Omak 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17: JH Dance 3:30 p.m.; Spanish Parent Meeting (Elementary School) 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18: Cross Country @ CTL Championship (Chelan) 3 p.m.
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OKANOGAN VALLEY LIFE SJR 8221 would reduce Cyber-feathers fly over Big Bird Tweets Washington’s debt limit TONASKET - I hate political rhetoric in all its forms, regardless of which side of the ever-growing political gulf in this country it comes from. So this week, to celebrate the first anniversary of my employment at the Gazette-Tribune, I temporarily allow the issue to highjack my sports column to talk about the politics of eating Big Bird, and how the thought set off a Tw i t t e r bomb with “Tonasket” itten Half-Baked wallr over it Brent Baker ... sorry, b e t t e r make that #Tonasket, since we are talking Twitter. For the uninitiated, Twitter is a microblogging site -- or, in 20th century English, a personal online account where you can publish your thoughts from your computer (or your phone), 140 characters at a time. All to be read by anyone who is interested in either the person writing the “Tweets” or by topic. You can follow this newspaper by going to Twitter.com and typing “@Gazette-Tribune,” or find anything someone has Tweeted about Oroville by searching for #Oroville. (In this case it is not a number sign that proceeds the subject, nor a pound sign. In 21st century English, that is now known as a Hashtag.) I (and the G-T) are new to Twitter and so is most of our area. For the first month of our initiation into the world of Tweets, there was approximately one mention of #Tonasket per week. So imagine my surprise when literally dozens of such references, including some directly aimed at the G-T, popped up nearly simultaneously late Friday night. It didn’t take long to determine that Tonasket Mayor Patrick Plumb was in the middle of it. I was no longer surprised. The
mayor is never shy about his opinions, some of which have gotten him in hot water in the not-sodistant past. What had started online as a debate over PBS funding expanded into an online rhetorical melee with multiple people involved that devolved into name-calling -- both ways, it should be noted -- accusations by some that Plumb ranted about wanting to eat Big Bird, and worse. Before long, @FiredBigBird’s defenders seized on Plumb’s use of the word “libtard” in one of the name-calling sessions and forwarded that little tidbit to seemingly every blogger and news organization in the country, and being Hashtagged as representative of the Tonasket mayor’s opinion of the mentally disabled. Conveniently ignored were the use of the terms “teatard” and “Republitard” hurled in his direction, but the damage was done. “It was provocative on both sides,” said Plumb in an email on Sunday. “After I got called a ‘teatard’ and ‘Republitard’ I went back to the main dude (that he’d started the discussion with) and called him the ‘libtard’ and he blew up like I was criticizing people with mental disabilities ... When someone Twitter bombed me with a bunch of porn ... and after I made it clear that I had nothing against people with mental disabilities I deleted the account.” As for the insult, Plumb said he came across it while reading the Daily Kos, a major left-leaning blog that boasts millions of registered users. With Plumb’s Twitter account deleted - and despite some screenshots I’ve seen of the exchange, which can easily be Photoshopped or otherwise altered -- it’s hard to verify all of those events, but I did see the name-calling going both directions in real time before it exploded out of control. Plumb and the City Council have done some very good work for Tonasket. He has worked hard to enhance the business climate in town, worked to improve the city’s infrastructure, and tried to find ways to enhance Tonasket’s repu-
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tation as a tourist destination. I like him personally, and being a smart-aleck at heart I have often found some of his comments a refreshing break in the doldrums of long council meetings that I cover. But all of that could become moot if his off-the-cuff remarks continue to overshadow all the behind-the-scenes work that has gotten done on his watch. Even though his Twitter and Facebook accounts are his private accounts and not the city’s, as a sitting public official the words that he says and writes are not just his own. Like it or not, he is the mayor even when he is sitting at his computer privately debating politics. He is on-duty no matter where he is. And in a sound byte world, nothing will be taken in context. It will be exploited, exaggerated, and used to craft a caricature that will be manipulated by whoever finds it expedient to do so. Twitter and other forms of social media make it that much more critical that words be carefully considered. I don’t want Plumb to turn into a local-level conservative version of Vice President Joe Biden, who is known more as a gaffe machine than for any of his acts of public service. Do I think Plumb is insensitive to the plight of the disabled? No. But by letting himself get sucked into the can-you-top-this namecalling free-for-all of political rhetoric that could have no good outcome, he painted himself and the city with a pretty big target. It doesn’t matter if he was debating a political operative trying to goad just such a response or some 40-something blogger sitting in his mom’s basement in his underwear. There’s no moral high ground here between his namecalling and theirs, but he’s the elected official and needs to be better than that. I’ve always felt that anyone taking an oath of office should conclude with a modified Miranda statement .... “Anything I say can and will be used against me.” It may be the one universal truth in politics. #everywordcounts
In November we will vote on Senate Joint Resolution 8221, a constitutional amendment to reduce the state debt limit over twenty years from 9% to 8% of average annual state revenues. The measure would also change how revenue is calculated for purposes of determining the debt limit. T h e ongoing Opinion by burden of public debt Jason Mercier i m p o s e s real costs. Right now, just servicing the debt consumes nearly $2 billion of the $31 billion two-year operating budget, or about 6% of spending, money that is not available for schools, roads or health care. Concerned about the growing share of the operating budget going to pay debt and therefore not available for other programs, lawmakers in 2011 created a Commission on State Debt. According to the Commission: ·Servicing the debt is becoming a larger share of the operating budget leading to concerns that it is crowding out other spending programs;
·Washington’s debt burden ranks in the top 10 nationally compared to other states (Washington ranks fifth or sixth highest, depending on the measure used), and; ·The state’s current debt limit results in a capital budget process that works against the capital needs of the state and leads to low debt capacity when unemployment is high and prices and interest rates are low. The Commission says SJR 8221 is needed to “smooth the amount of bond capacity over time while maintaining a predictable and sustainable capital budget.” That would allow the state to “reduce the amount of debt service as a share of the state operating budget over the long run.” To avoid any financial shock, SJR 8221 would gradually lower the debt burden over several years. The Office of Financial Management estimates it would reduce the state’s borrowing capacity by a little over $1 billion by 2043. State Treasurer Jim McIntire supports SJR 8221. He calls it “a sensible idea that helps protect taxpayers, lowers our constitutional debt limit and improves our ability to make investments during hard economic times.” Opponents worry changing the debt limit would shift property taxes away from schools
and increase school construction costs. Treasurer McIntire points out that the measure would not change the dedication of property taxes to local schools, and that school construction bonds are guaranteed by the state, so they benefit from the same high credit rating. SJR 8221 would do nothing to change that arrangement. Washington is a high debt state and has seen a growing percentage of the operating budget going to pay for debt service instead of funding other public services. SJR 8221’s proposed phase-down of the state’s constitutional debt limit from 9% to 8% by 2034 would help reduce this problem while providing a more predictable capital budget cycle. Washington Policy Center recommends adopting reforms like that proposed by SJR 8221 to help reduce the state’s debt burden on taxpayers. SJR 8221 would strengthen the state’s finances by implementing the recommendations of the Debt Commission and free up more of the state’s operating budget in the future for education and other important public programs. Jason Mercier is the government reform director at Washington Policy Center, a non-partisan independent policy research organization in Washington state. For more information, visit washingtonpolicy.org.
procedures out there for different situations. Find a medical facility that fits you. You will spend a lot of time there so pick carefully. Call different ones and ask questions before deciding. Write down your questions for your doctors and drill them. Don’t be afraid! This is your life we are talking about. If a doctor does not like it, leave and find another. You will be together for a long time through this and you need to feel confident and comfortable with all of your medical team. Take someone with you for your initial visits. This is very stressful and you may not remember all that is said. Take notes. Put on your makeup, fix your hair, put on a pretty outfit and go out. You may have cancer, but life is not over! Smile and enjoy the little things. You will get through this! Keep your sense of humor you’ll need it. Buy a humorous cancer t-shirt to wear. Last, cancer is just another illness and we are constantly making strides to find a cure for all. That’s all for now. I will continue my journey through this. Next is chemo and then radiation. Not looking forward to it but it is what we have now to kick cancer’s ugly rear-end. Take care, Vivian Taylor Oroville
truck. To think I was worried about hornets in the box. Quick thinking on their part help make this a funny story and not a tragedy. We’ll be forever grateful. John Alfano Oroville
to the people that live, work and love it here. Ray will not forget his campaign promises. Ray is running for the office of County Commissioner because he sees our County is in real trouble and needs new strong leadership. Ray is one of the new leaders we need. Please join me in voting for Ray Campbell and Shelia Kennedy for Okanogan County Commissioners. Kathy Power Okanogan
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Breast Cancer Awareness month Dear Editor, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It is ironic that this is breast cancer awareness month since I have just started my treatment for breast cancer. I thought I would pass on some info I have learned already on my journey. One in eight women will get some form of breast cancer. Breast cancer has a 98 percent cure rate. That’s incredible! Ladies check the ta-tas every month! Do not miss a month! I did and it allowed mine to become more advanced because I have a very aggressive fast growing type. Share your situation honestly with friends and family so they can give you the support you will need. You may be amazed how many people have gone through what you are about to. Listen to their stories and info, it can be very helpful. Friends and family: Do Not share your most horrific cancer death story with her. Your uncle, grandparent or whomever that died 30 years ago from cancer has nothing to do with her! Keep it to yourself! Do your research! Learn what type of cancer you have. Learn to read your pathology report. Research what drugs might be used for your type of cancer. Learn how they work and why. Word of advice: Do not read all the side effects! You have to remember that they have to list all of them even if only one person had the most severe reaction. You don’t need that in your head right now. Remember your cancer is not your neighbor’s cancer or your mom’s cancer or your friend’s cancer. Their situation is different than yours. Please decide what is right for you. You have to live with it for the rest of your life. Research and look up reconstruction options if you are considering them. There are different
UVD helped divert potential tragedy Dear Gary, I want to thank the folks at Upper Valley Disposal. Earlier today I almost lit a pack rat nest on fire. Smoke and minor flames greeted us as I opened the hood of our several decade old Mazda
Time for a change in commissioners Dear Editor, Our county commissioners are supposed to represent the best interest of the people that live and love this county. The majority of the people that live here are not interested in land use control that will destroy our values, our freedoms, our ability to make a living here and our in inalienable rights to own and enjoy our private property, water, timber, agriculture and natural resources. We the people of Okanogan County have not had the representation from our incumbent commissioners that we were promised. Time after time, meetings after meetings, hearings and more hearings we have had to take time away from our work and families to express to our commissioners our continued displeasure with the direction they are taking our county. Enough! Time to elect commissioners for Districts 1 and 2 that will keep their promises!! Ray Campbell, candidate for District #2 has a long time history of uncompensated public service. Ray has been working for us to keep our county from being taken over by special interest groups, government controls and restrictive regulations. Ray truly cares, Ray will listen, Ray will fight to protect Okanogan County and our way of life. Ray knows and believes that Okanogan County belongs
Recommend Butler for PUD Commissioner Dear Editor, I am a PUD Commissioner for Douglas County, and have known and worked with Trish Butler since she became an Okanogan County PUD Commissioner nearly six years ago. As a fellow Commissioner, I have observed Trish represent Okanogan County PUD at the “Washington PUD Association,” and interact with other PUD Commissioners within our state. My observation is that Trish is always well prepared, a good listener and respectful of differing points of view. Additionally, because of how Trish treats other people, other people listen to her opinion. Although I am not a voter in Okanogan County, I am pleased to endorse Trish Butler for Okanogan County PUD Commissioner. Trish is a quality person, has invested considerable time in educating herself on PUD matters, and is an asset to our entire region. To voters in Okanogan County, I encourage you to support Patricia “Trish” Butler for Okanogan County PUD Commissioner. Ron Skagen East Wenatchee
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Lots happening on Main Street As we move along into October, we find that it is much cooler as we “rise and shine” in the morning, and frost has hit in some places, but most days the sun overtakes the coolness and we have some gorgeous afternoons. Great time of the year! What used to be the car wash at Spence’s laundromat is no longer there. Just a few studs still standing and that ends that. Lotsa’ things a happening on Main Street, and soon we’ll have choices to make when we wish to eat out, from quick, snack type food to steak and the fixins’. Something that most places have on their menus these days is sweet potato strips (deep fried). They’re pretty good, for a change. Another thing that I like is deep fried cheese curds, but I don’t see them here on the West Coast, yet. Of course if it isn’t hospital food, I really haven’t seen anything very
exciting since July. Maybe, that is why I can reach into the back side of the closet and find some old favorites of clothing, that I knew I could fit into again, some day. My husband isn’t supposed to eat raw fruits and vegetables at this point in time. And I feel really guilty as I savor the last of the tomatoes of the season THIS & THAT and fresh peaches and Joyce Emry cantaloupe. I wait until he goes to the post office and I devour them. And, worst yet, he can’t have popcorn, and that was our Sunday evening supper! And
he fixed it. That was the best part. This too shall pass…..I think. Well, baseball season is coming to a close for another season. Come on Gonzaga basketball... hurry up and start. I don’t wanna have withdrawal symptoms from my sports teams. We had a wind that was in quite a hurry last week. We have leaves all over the deck...and we don’t even have any trees. Prince’s market place now takes down the big flags when wind gets in such a hurry, because it can really damage them and I’m sure flags the size of those are quite costly. We used to have a rule at our house...No heat turned on ‘til October. When you live with a “Coumadin junkie”, as I do, temperature settings get to be a very confrontational subject. Thin blood makes for a body that is much cooler than average, and it is my theory that the “cold” one
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needs to put a sweater on instead of turning the air conditioner off in summer. We both think we are in charge of the thermostat...and so it goes. We have an El Camino, ‘71, which makes it a classic automobile. It is a very pretty color, turquoise, and in pretty good shape. It has been for sale for quite a lot of years, and a goodly number of fellows look at it and say, “I’d really like to have that, and the asking price is good, but I’ll have to talk it over with my wife,” and we never hear from them again. I’m looking for a guy with those desires that doesn’t have a wife. We need a smaller car instead of a truck. The fire in the area of St. Mary’s Mission (Omak Lake) is still burning at this writing. The strong winds we’ve been having has caused it to spread all over the hills, and I heard on the news Sunday, that school is discontinued until the smoke subsides. So, no more breakfasts at the American Legion. Former patrons will miss the visiting, as well as the good food, but it is an understandable fact, folks get burned out doing the same job, week after week. Glad to know the M&M’s are continuing “hamburger nights” on Wednesdays. Sorry to hear that the Community bazaar will not be sponsored by the (Jr. Women). Here again, I suspect that the same ladies have gotten “burnt out” being responsible. Hopefully another group will take on the project. One thing about cooler weather is the fact that good homemade soups can be a part of our menus.
But, how I will miss the fresh tomatoes and cucumbers. In the grocery, they look pretty, but the flavor gets lost in the shuffle, somewhere. I’ve been trying to clean a closet or drawer each day and I am making a bit of headway, and finding some interesting stuff along the way. In some cases I’ve found things that I’d forgotten about, so I guess that is a pretty good indication, I don’t need the item, so having to make decisions as whether to throw it out or keep it and be surprised in another couple of years or so. I’m not anywhere near being a “hoarder”, like I’ve seen on TV but I do hate to part with some of “my stuff ”. Especially when someone special gave it to me! I learned last week that a former resident of Oroville, James Pearson, had passed away. He was the son of Euel and Ruby Pearson, came here from Arkansas, grew up, and graduated from high school. Some years back he wrote humorous articles for the G-T of the pranks and antics that he and the one of the Lynch boys, Gary and Gene Roberts and others, got into and away with, during high school days. He also wrote one book that I know of, and it could be purchased at the Museum, at one time. Jim’s career was that of a teacher. His brother, Martell, and his parents have preceded him in death. Still having a difficult time getting up and off to church, by 9 a.m. but it does give more time on the other end of the day. And, in order to have Pastor Leon Alden, Tonasket, that is the way it has to be, as he was in Tonasket first, and
this is his second job. We went to Palmer Lake to see a classmate, Joe Allemandi, last Sunday. We had such a great visit, reminiscing from high school, to World War II and parts in between and ending with comparing hospital stays of the two guys, and the results, thereof. It was determined that life is precious and we’d better enjoy each day at a time. On our drive up Nighthawk way, we made the side trip to the new border station. Pretty ordinary looking, for the big price tag, and to an oldie like me, did we really need it? We come back from drives and trips to here and there and complain that we never see any wildlife...and here within forty miles of home we saw lots of Bambi’s and one sight we hadn’t seen before, three deer swimming the Similkameen River. The golf course looks so beautiful...Dollie and her crew keep it top shape. And to think it used to be the “city dump” when I came here in the forties. Had a short but pleasant chat with a descendant of Paul and June DeVore, last Sunday. He is the son of Gene, Fred, now lives in Missouri and hopes to return to these parts to live. Many will remember Paul, as he tragically lost his life in the United Growers warehouse fire in the forties. June remained here, with daughter Pauline, Danny and Gene. Had a quick chat with Forrie and Joyce Boyer, in the Doctors office and things are “lookin’ up” for them, and also good news from the Forthun house, as Leona is doing real well since her stroke.
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meetings are the second and fourth Tuesdays at 7 p.m. We have a joint meeting on the first Tuesday at 6 p.m. The ladies serve tacos on Mondays at 6 p.m. and burgers before Bingo at 5 p.m. on Thursdays. Friday night we have karaoke with Chuck Wilder and Saturday, excepting special events, is Open Mike Nite. On the Sundays that the Seahawks play at 10 a.m. we will be open to serve you and support the Hawks. The Oroville Eagles are People Helping People.
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OROVILLE Oroville Community Bible Fellowship
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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
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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 Sunday Worship: 9 a.m. Rev. Leon Alden
Valley Christian Fellowship
Pastor Randy McAllister 142 East Oroville Rd. • 476-2028 • Sunday School (Adult & Teens) 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship 11 a.m.• Sun. Evening Worship 6 p.m. Sunday School & Children’s Church K-6 9:45 to 1:00 p.m. Open to Community! Located at Kid City 142 East Oroville • Wednesday Evening Worship 7 p.m.
602 Central Ave., Oroville Sunday School & Services 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist: 1st, 3rd, & 5th • Morning Prayer: 2nd & 4th The Reverend Marilyn Wilder 476-3629 Warden • 476-2022
Church of Christ
Ironwood & 12th, Oroville • 476-3926 Sunday School 10 a.m. • Sunday Worship 11 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study: 7 p.m.
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 email@example.com
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Chesaw Community Bible Church
Nondenominational • Everyone Welcome Every Sunday 10:30 a.m. to Noon Pastor Duane Scheidemantle • 485-3826
MOLSON Community Christian Fellowship
Molson Grange, Molson Sunday 10:30 a.m., Worship & Youth Sun. School Wednesday 6:30pm, Bible Study “For by grace are ye saved through faith...” Eph. 2:8-9 “...lovest thou me...Feed my lambs...John 21:1-17
RIVERSIDE Riverside Lighthouse - Assembly of God
102 Tower Street Sunday Bible Study 10:00am Sunday Worship 11:00am & 6:30pm Wednesday- family Night 6:30pm Pastor Vern & Anita Weaver Ph. 509-826-4082
TONASKET Holy Rosary Parish
1st & Whitcomb Ave., Tonasket 10:30 a.m. English Mass 1st Sunday of the Month Other Sundays at 8:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m. Spanish Mass every other Sun. Rev. David Kuttner • 476-2110
Immanuel Lutheran Church
1608 Havillah Rd., Tonasket • 509-485-3342 Sun. Worship 9 a.m. • Bible Study & Sun. School 10:15
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415-A S. Whitcomb Ave. • Pastor George Conkle Sunday: 10 a.m. (509) 486-2000 • cell: (509) 429-1663
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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
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Friday Steak Night is back. Steak dinners with all the fixin’s or Fish and Chips are served every Friday night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Also Friday is Karaoke night. The Oroville Eagles, in conjunction with Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, will have a fund raising dinner and dessert auction for Pat and Beth Sutton on Dec. 3. Beth is in Seattle for treatment of a very serious illness. Please turn out and help your neighbors in this worthy
By Marianne Knight
I have a correction to make. I was a bit confused about Vivian Emry’s birthday celebration. The celebration is Oct. 14. Her actual birthday is Dec. 24, and she is only going to be 90. Again, Happy Birthday and I hope I have it right this time. There will be a Celebration of Life for Monte Alexander on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at the Grange. Are you interested in learning Submitted
Nights are getting colder, almost time to put away the summer clothes and bring out your winter ones. This Saturday is the opening for regular rifle hunting. Good luck to all that hunt and be safe! This last Saturday there was a dinner/auction for Connie and Bill Rairdan. The Eagles
endeavor. Many of our members are looking forward to Pool League starting next month. We will do burgers on Wednesdays and the house will rock with pool action. Buck Shot will join us Oct. 27 and Halloween and Harvest Dinner are big on our agenda. Remember our Aerie meetings are the first and third Tuesdays of every month and the Auxiliary
HILLTOP COMMENTS how to make fire starters from pine cones and wax or old crayons? Call Dolly at 476-3336 or Marianne at 485-2103 for more information. Last Monday, Oct. 8, was the first night for Pinochle at the Grange Hall in Molson. The fun began at 7 p.m. for all you card
TONASKET EAGLES was standing room only. Over $15,000 was raised. A big thanks to all that helped and donated items. Great job! If you haven’t paid your dues yet you only have until Nov. 15. After that date, you will be
players. I will have all the details for you next Thursday. Come and enjoy the evening. The Knob Hill Home Economics Club of Chesaw is planning their Christmas Bazaar for the first Saturday in November (Nov. 3). Tables are available for a donation of $10. If you want a table call Marianne at (509) 485-2103. Start your Christmas shopping with us. The Country Kitchen will be open. Until next week. dropped. To re-join will cost an additional $15 more. Pinochle scores from Sunday, Oct. 7 are as follows: First – Gladys Fifer; Second – Gib McDougal; Low Score – Jo Porter; Last Pinochle went to Betty Paul and Nellie Paulsen. We wish anyone who is ill a speedy recovery to good health. God bless you all, the Biggest Little Eagles in the State.
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If you work for a medium-size or large organization, you may well be entering that time of year known as Open Enrollment. While it may not be as dramatic as the “other” election that’s arriving in a few weeks, Open Enrollment will provide you with some choices that can have a big impact on your life. Depending on how your organization administers its benefits program, you may be able to make changes to several important areas during open enrollment. Here are three of them: Life insurance — If your employer offers free or inexpensive life insurance, you should almost certainly accept it. But if your situation has changed since you first received life insurance as an employee benefit — that is, if you’ve gotten
investment mix. As a general rule, it’s a good idea to contribute as much as you can afford to your retirement plan because your money can grow on a tax-deferred basis. So, if you can afford it, or if you’re anticipating a salary increase for next year, consider bumping up your retirement plan Disability insurance — Almost everyone contribution. recognizes the need for life insurance. But that’s not necessarily the case with dis- As for your retirement plan’s investment ability insurance — which is unfortunate, portfolio, take a close look at it. Does it still because a worker’s chance of becoming reflect your risk tolerance and time horidisabled is 2 to 3.5 times greater than zon? These two factors will change over dying, according to A.M. Best, the credit- the years, so you’ll want to make sure your rating company. If your employer offers investment mix keeps pace. Also, is your disability coverage, you should probably account properly diversified, or have you take it — but, as is the case with life insur- tended to concentrate your dollars in just ance, you may need to supplement your one or two types of investments? While employer-sponsored plan with a policy of diversification cannot guarantee a profit your own. To determine how much protec- or protect against a loss, it can help you tion you need, add up your monthly living reduce the impact of volatility on your holdexpenses and then compare the total to ings. your current disability insurance coverage. You may well discover a “gap” that should You should have several weeks in which to study your benefit plan options, so take the be filled. time you need to make the right choices. 401(k) plan — If you can make changes to You may also want to consult with a profesyour 401(k) or other employer-sponsored sional financial advisor — someone who plan (such as a 403(b) plan for nonprofits can help you determine your life insurance or a 457(b) for state and local govern- and disability protection needs as well as ments), you’ll want to consider two key review your retirement plan’s investment areas: your contribution amount and your mix to ensure it’s still appropriate. married or had children or bought a house — you may well need to supplement your employer’s policy with outside insurance. Also, make sure the beneficiary designations on your employer’s policy are still correct.
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community bulletin board Local Food Banks OROVILLE – The Oroville food bank operates every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., excluding holidays, in the basement of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. For more information, call Jeff Austin at 476-3978 or Sarah Umana at 476-2386. 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.
Blue Star Moms TONASKET – The NCW Blue Star Mothers will have their October meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at Whistler’s Restaurant in Tonasket. You are invited to join them in the back conference room for a meal, pie and coffee at 6:30 p.m. All military moms are encouraged to attend. Contact (509) 4852906 or ncw.bluestars@yahoo. com for more information.
MUSIC AT THE MARKET OROVILLE – Enjoy the acoustic stylings of Project 3:16 while you shop for local art, crafts, baked goods, tamales plus fabulous fresh produce at the Oroville Farmer’s Market, Saturday, Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Oroville Public Library hosts this season market event through Oct. 27. Call (509) 4762662 for vendor information.
Geology Class OROVILLE – There is a long and colorful history of gold exploration and development in North Central Washington, including the Okanogan. For those who have an interest in geology, this popular class on Oct. 18 and 20 presents information about geological principals of mineral deposit formation, with examples from local deposits. The second session you will explore an actual working mine at the Kinross Mine at Buckhorn Mountain. Your instructor is Peter Cooper, Chief Geologist at Kinross Mine. Call Ellen at 476-2011 or go online to www. northvalleycommunityschools. com to register for this exceptional experience.
Wonderful Okanogan Women TONASKET – On Friday, Oct. 19, the Community Cultural Center of Tonasket will host “Wonderful Okanogan Women”, presented by the Okanogan County Historical Society. Join in a journey to the past, complete with women dressed in period costumes, a DVD story of some of the early 1900’s Pioneer women who helped to establish the communities in this county. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the presentation will be at 6 p.m. and lasts about an hour. Refreshments will be provided by donation to the CCC. The Community Cultural Center is located at 411 Western Ave., Tonasket. Call (509) 486-1328 for more information.
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Benefit Chili Feed OROVILLE – A benefit Chili Feed with all the fixins will be held for Evelyn Frazier at the Oroville American Legion on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. There will be a pie and cake auction as well as door prizes. Call Annette at (509) 560-0351 or Judy at 476-2480 for more information.
Halloween Party TONASKET – The Tonasket Eagles will have their Halloween Party on Saturday, Oct. 27. Potluck will begin at 7 p.m. (Bring your favorite dish), Costumes will be awarded first, second and third at 10 p.m. Enjoy Karaoke by Linda. This event is for Eagle members and guests.
THE LEARNING TREE By North Valley Community Schools
We call this column The Learning Tree, because learning is what Community Schools is all about. So many classes - so little time! Actually, there is plenty of time to register for classes coming up during the remainder of this month, and beyond. The Geology and Mine Tour is a hugely popular offering that has students saying things like “I had no idea,” “Wow, this was so interesting” and “I learned so much.” There are two sessions, Oct. 18 and 20. You won’t be disappointed. See the Bulletin Board for more information on
this one. Coming up, too, is the Wine Crush at Esther Bricques Winery. It’s on Saturday, Oct. 20, and you will actually participate in the process of crushing and pressing the grapes. Then, relax with a glass of wine or juice and some hor d’oeuvres during this afternoon experience. On Oct. 25 we are again offering “Don’t Put it Off.” Do you need a will? A health directive? A living trust? A community property agreement? Power of Attorney? How many of us know just how important these documents are to protecting our assets and our families? This class will take place in Tonasket on Thursday, Oct. 25. Don’t put it off! Check online for more information on these classes at www.northvalleycommunityschools.com or to register. You can also call Ellen at (509) 476-2011 or contact her by email at comschools@chopaka. wednet.edu.
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Public Notices IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR OKANOGAN COUNTY SHERIFFâ€™S PUBLIC NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL PROPERTY CASE NO.: 10-2-00669-1 NATIONWIDE ADVANTAGE MORTGAGE COMPANY, its successors in interest and/or assigns, Plaintiff(s). vs. LINDA TEPLEY-KEAN; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND DEVISEES OF DANIEL KEAN, deceased; Occupants of the Premises; and any persons or parties claiming to have any right, title, estate, lien or interest in the real property described in the complaint, Defendant(s) TO: LINDA TEPLEY-KEAN; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND DEVISEES OF DANIEL KEAN, deceased;, Judgment Debtor(s). The Superior Court of Okanogan County has directed the undersigned Sheriff of Okanogan County, to sell the property described below to satisfy a judgment in the above-entitled action. THAT PART OF THE WEST HALF OF THE NORTH EAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 37 NORTH, RANGE 27, E.W.M., DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT A POINT ON THE EAST LINE OF THE PRESENTLY EXISTING COUNTY, ROAD, 221 FEET SOUTHERLY FROM THE INTERSECTION OF SAID EAST LINE WITH THE SECTION LINE BETWEEN SECTION 20 AND 29; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 59â€™ EAST 475 FEET, TO THE CENTER LINE OF THE OROVILLE-TONASKET IRRIGATION DISTRICT RIGHT OF WAY; THENCE SOUTH 33 DEGREES 24â€™ WEST 224 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 77 DEGREES 49â€™ WEST 355 FEET; THENCE NORTH 0 DEGREES 32â€™ EAST 120 FEET TO THE EAST LINE OF SAID COUNTRY ROAD THENCE NORTHERLY ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID COUNTRY ROAD TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. AND MORE ACCURATELY DESCRIBED AS THAT PART OF THE WEST HALF OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 37 NORTH, RANGE 27 EAST,W.M. DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT A POINT ON THE EAST LINE OF THE PRESENTLY EXISTING COUNTY ROAD 221 FEET SOUTHERLY FROM THE INTERSECTION OF SAID EAST LINE WITH THE SECTION LINE BETWEEN SECTIONS 20 AND 29; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 59â€™ EAST 475 FEET TO THE CENTER LINE OF THE OROVILLE-TONASKET IRRIGATION DISTRICT RIGHT OF WAY; THENCE SOUTH 33 DEGREES 24â€™ WEST 224 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 77 DEGREES 49â€™ WEST 355 FEET; THENCE NORTH 0 DEGREES 32â€™ EAST 120 FEET TO THE EAST LINE OF SAID COUNTY ROAD; THENCE NORTHERLY ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID COUNTY ROAD TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. If developed, the property address is: 72 Clarkson Mill Road, Tonasket, Okanogan County, Washington 98855. The sale of the above property is to take place: TIME: 10:00 AM DATE: 11/16/2012 PLACE: Front Entrance, Okanogan County Courthouse. Frank T. Rogers, Sheriff /s/: Beth Barker, Chief Civil Deputy Okanogan County Sheriffs Dept. 123 â€“ 5th Ave N, Room 200 Okanogan, WA 98840 509-422-7200 ext. 7520 The Judgment Debtor(s) can avoid the sale by paying the judgment amount of $102,215.59, together with interest, costs, statutory interest, and fees before the sale date. For the exact amount, contact the Okanogan County Sheriffs Office at the address stated above. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on Oct. 11, 18, 25 and Nov. 1.#429596
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Public Notice Notice is hereby given that a workshop on the 2013 budget will be held on Monday, October 15, 2012 at 4:35pm in the Council Room at the Tonasket City Hall, 209 S. Whitcomb Ave., Tonasket, WA. All interested persons are invited to attend and those with special hearing, language or access needs should contact City Hall, 509-486-2132, 24 hrs. prior to the workshop. Alice Attwood, Clerk/Treasurer Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on Oct. 11, 2012.#429607
Plaintiffs, vs. JERRY J. ANDERSON and YVONNE A. ANDERSON, husband and wife, and the marital community; thereof; WENDY JO ANDERSON, Trustee of the Anderson Personal Residence Trust, UTD May 18, 2009; JOHN DOE and JANE DAY IX, and any and all other persons appearing on title, Defendants. The State of Washington to the said Wendy Jo Anderson, Trustee of the Anderson Personal Residence Trust6, UTD May 18, 2009 and JOHN DOE and JANE DOE 1-X, their heirs and assigns, and any and all other persons appearing on title or claiming any right, title or interest herein, in the property of the Plaintiffs. You, and each of you, are hereby summoned to appear within sixty (60) days after the date of first publication of this summons, to wit, within sixty (60) days after September 6, 2012, and defend the above entitled action in the above entitled court and answer the complaint of the plaintiffs and serve a copy of your answer upon the undersigned attorney for the plaintiff, at his office below stated; and, in case of your failure so to do, judgment will be rendered against you according to the demands of the complaint in this action which has been filed with the clerk of said court. The object of this action is to quiet title in Plaintiffs to real estate in Okanogan County, Washington, described as: Okanogan County Parcel: Unknown A tract of land located in the Southwest quarter of the southeast quarter of Section 16, Township 37 North, Range 27 E.W.M., described as follows:
Beginning at a point on the line, if extended, southerly between Lots 3 and 4, Block 13, Riverview Addition to Tonasket in a straight line a distance of 216.4 feet from the Southeast of said Lot 3, Block 13; thence North 60 degrees 39’ West a distance of 327 feet; thence North 29 degrees 21’ East a distance of 12 feet; thence South 60 degrees 39’ East a distance of 327 feet; thence south 29 degrees 21’ West a distance of 12 feet to the point of beginning. Dated this 21st day of August, 2012 /s/: Anthony Castelda Roger A. Castelda, WSBA# 5571 Anthony Castelda WSBA# 28937 Attorney for Plaintiff PO Box 1307 Tonasket, WA 98855 Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on Sept. 6, 13, 20 and 27 and Oct. 4 and 11, 2012.#419537
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PUBLIC NOTICE SURPLUS ITEMS FOR SALE The City of Oroville has declared certain items as surplus and for sale. Sealed bids will be accepted until 12:00 noon, Monday, Nov. 5, 2012 and will be publicly opened during the Nov. 6, 2012 meeting of the Oroville City Council, 1308 Ironwood, Oroville, WA. Faxed or e-mailed bids will not be accepted. For a complete list of items available and sale terms and conditions, please go to the city’s website at http://orovillewa.com The city reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive minor informalities. ATTEST: Kathy M. Jones Clerk-Treasurer Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on Oct. 11, 18 and 25, 2012.#429613
PUBLIC NOTICE DIRECTOR POSITION The Whitestone Reclamation District will have two Director positions to be filled at the annual election to be held on December 3, 2012. Candidates interested in being a Director on the District Board must file a Petition of Nomination declaring their candidacy with the Secretary of the District not later than November 5, 2012. Forms for the Declaration of Candidacy and Petition of Nomination for Director of the Whitestone Reclamation District are available from the District Secretary. Jerry Barnes Whitestone Reclamation District 901 Loomis Highway P. O. Box B Loomis, WA 98827 Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on Oct. 11 and 18, 2012.#429549
OROVILLE-TONASKET IRRIGATION DISTRICT DIRECTOR POSITION OPEN The Oroville-Tonasket Irrigation District has two (2) director positions open for election. Currently these positions are held by Dan Tibbs and Marc Egerton. Persons interested in running for this position may pick up a Declaration of Candidacy or Petition of Nomination from the District office located at 516 Eleventh Street, Oroville, WA. These forms must be completed and returned no later than 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on Oct. 11 and 18, 2012.#429603
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sports Hornets stun Liberty Bell with late comeback Victory nets Hutchinson career wins mark
had to punt with 30 seconds left. Kindred’s high, deep punt was muffed by the Mountain Lions WINTHROP – Outplayed for and Oroville recovered the misthree quarters and shorthanded cue to clinch the win. “Eddie Ocampo was hurt and due to injuries, Oroville’s football team bounced back with a didn’t play, and Dustin Nigg got big fourth quarter comeback to hurt during the game,” Hutchinson keep its playoff hopes alive with said. “So our offense was kind of a 28-27 victory at Liberty Bell on hamstrung. We weren’t firing on all pistons. I give our defense a Friday, Oct. 5. Trailing 27-6 after three quar- lot of credit because even though ters, thanks largely to Liberty they gave up some big plays, they Bell’s big play ability, the Hornets made the big plays that gave us a chance to win.” made critical The Hornets plays on defense scored first on and special a 5-yard Nigg teams, and the run to cap a offense took game-openadvantage of its ing nine-play, late opportuni76-yard drive. ties to pull off But from the stunner. there, Liberty “We didn’t Bell got long play that well scoring runs until late in from Austin the game,” Watson, Mikey Hutchins on Michael and said. “I really Emmett Fink to liked how we take a 27-6 lead didn’t give up. It into the fourth was really good quarter. for the kids. I The Hornets think we learned File photo didn’t win the a lot, and I hope Oroville football coach Tam statistical batthings go the Hutchinson notched a school tle as Liberty right way from record for career wins with Bell outrushed here. the Hornets’ comeback from a Oroville 312“We caught a 21-point fourth quarter deficit on 147. Kindred couple of breaks ran for 65 yards to get us going, Oct. 5. In addition to giving the but we did a Hornets a critical win in the play- on 20 carries and completed good job of tak- off race, the victory gave Oroville two passes for ing advantage of coach Tam Hutchinson the school record for career wins with 55, sur- 19 yards, while them.” Nigg ran for As for the passing Rick Guenther’s mark. 50 yards on 12 school record, carries before “It was bound to happen one of these games,” his injury. Smith had three punt returns Hutchinson said. “I wasn’t really paying much attention to it. I’m for 75 yards. Defensively, Kindred had 11 more concerned about trying to win three of our next four the rest tackles and two assists, Smith had six tackles and three assists and of the way.” The Hornets scored three Logan Mills and Jake Scott each touchdowns in a four minute had six tackles. The Hornets (3-3, 2-1 CWL), span of the fourth quarter to take the lead with 6:38 left. Tanner locked in a three-way tie for secSmith, nursing a sore knee, set up ond place in the league, needs to one touchdown with a big punt finish in the top three to earn a return, then scored what turned state playoff berth and still must into the game winner (after Jose face state-ranked White Swan Barbosa’s extra point kick) with a later this season (though the second big punt return, 45-yards. Cougars were upset by Kittitas on Connolly Quick’s 4-yard run Friday). The victory over Liberty capped a four-play, 20-yard drive Bell (2-3, 2-1) was crucial to the to pull the Hornets to within Hornets’ playoff chances. Oroville will shoot for its first 27-13. After a Liberty Bell turnover that gave the Hornets the ball home victory of the season on on the 10-yard line, quarterback Friday, Oct. 12, against Lake Luke Kindred ran for a 7-yard Roosevelt, which just notched its score and a 2-point conversion to first win of the year Friday at Manson. cut the margin to 27-21. “It’s a big game,” Hutchinson Liberty Bell made one final drive deep into Oroville territory said. “We’re looking forward to after the Hornets took the lead, this one a lot, because we really but Oroville’s defense made a goal want to get a win at home. “We’re just concentrating on line stand, stopping Liberty Bell twice inside the one-yard line winning the games that we know we can, hope to get some more with three minutes remaining. The Hornets nursed their one confidence and play well at White point lead and the clock, but Swan in a couple weeks.” By Brent Baker
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The Tigers’ Ian Young (left), Jeff Stedtfeld (7) and Roberto Juarez (31) gang up on a Cascade ballcarrier during Friday’s game. Tonasket fell to the Kodiaks in their homecoming contest, 56-7.
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TONASKET - That certainly wasn’t part of Tonasket’s script for the week. After a week of Homecoming celebrations and activities, the Tigers hoped to top things off with a Caribou Trail League football victory over Cascade on Friday, Oct. 5. Big and strong on the line and speedy at the skill positions, the Kodiaks scored six touchdowns in a 14 minute span of the second and third quarters to key a 56-7 victory over the Tigers. “We had a sense when we watched Cascade’s game tape that they were just getting better and better,” said Tonasket coach Jay Hawkins. “We knew they had speed, but seeing it on tape and seeing it live are two different things. We had a lot of plays where we had guys getting into the right positions, but we just couldn’t get there fast enough. “ Combined with injuries that cut into already inexperienced offensive and defensive lines, the Tigers weren’t in the best position to pull off an upset. It didn’t start that way, though, as Michael Orozco broke off a 50 yard kickoff return to open the game, and scored on a 35-yard run on the third play from scrimmage to give Tonasket an early lead. When Collin Aitcheson recovered a Cascade fumble on the Kodiaks’ first play from scrimmage, the Tigers had the ball on Cascade’s 30-yard line and had a chance to go up two touchdowns. What happened on that drive, though, was a sign of things to come as quarterback Trevor
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Ian Young (10) and Michael Orozco defend Cascade’s Fabian Alvarez on a pass play in the first half on Friday, Oct. 5. Terris was sacked for a 12-yard loss on second down, eventually forcing a Tonasket punt. “If we could have established some drives and kept the ball in our hands, we could have kept it closer, at least for awhile,” Hawkins said. “We were pretty banged up. We had three sophomores on the offensive line and went into the game without two starters on defense. And we got more banged up as we went.” Cascade moved 87 yards on seven plays on its next drive, scoring on a 32-yard pass from
Austin Murdock to Michael Allen. The Tigers kept it tied with a goal line stand late in the first quarter, but saw the Kodiaks take the lead with eight minutes left in the second on a 44-yard Fabian Alvarez run. Alvarez, in particular, tormented the Tigers as he rushed for 88 yards on just four carries, caught three passes for 58 yards and had a number of long punt returns . “He was something else,” Hawkins said. Cascade scored twice in the last three minutes of the half, including a 28-yard touchdown pass to Alvarez, and nearly added to its 28-7 lead as Alvarez caught another 25-yard pass at the 2-yard line in the final seconds of the half. Time expired on the Kodiaks on that drive, but the respite was short-lived as Dennis Merritt broke loose for a 75-yard scoring run on the second play of the third quarter. Thanks to two fumbles in the quarter, the Tigers managed just five plays as Cascade added on three more touchdowns to end the scoring. “They executed very well,” Hawkins said. “We were scrambling around trying all sorts of things. The quickness of the guys whose hands they put the ball into was impressive. “It will be interesting to see they do with Cashmere. Cascade is both physical enough and has enough speed to where they could challenge them.” Orozco led the Tigers with 69 yards rushing on 14 carries as the Kodiaks (4-2, 4-0 CTL) out-gained Tonasket 401-134 on the ground. Tonasket (3-3, 1-2 CTL) travels to Quincy (3-3, 2-1) on Friday, Oct. 12.
Avilez takes 2nd at LR Invite By Brent Baker firstname.lastname@example.org
COULEE DAM - Tonasket’s Oscar Avilez earned a secondplace finish at the Lake Roosevelt Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 5, running the 2.8 mile course in 16:58. Republic’s Duncan Forsman won the race in 16:12. Tonasket’s boys team placed fifth while the girls were third. “Both Oscar and Smith improved their times on this course,” said Tonasket coach Bob Thornton. Also running for the Tigers were Adam Halvorsen (18th, 18:55), Smith Condon (21st, 19:54), Adrian McCarthy (22nd, 19:57) and Dallin Good (33rd, 26:15). The Tonasket girls were led by Jessica Puente (8th, 22:38. Also finishing were Jenna Valentine (12th, 24:07), Claire Thornton
(13th, 24:11), Geisa Seidler (14th, 25:10) and Carrisa Karrer (26th, 32:46). “Claire continues to improve her time every race this year,” Thornton said. “Oscar, Jessica, Jenna, and Geisa all brought home ribbons from the meet.” The Tigers run at Republic on Tuesday and at the Quincy Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 13. Full race results Middle schoolers continue dominance The Tonasket Middle School girls kept their team unbeaten run alive while the boys finished second, one point behind Wellpinit, at Lake Roosevelt. Girls times: Camille Wilson 5th, 9:15; Katie Henneman 6th, 9:20; Johnna Terris 7th, 9:28; Myhe Williams 10th, 9:53; Hayley Larson 11th, 9:58; Megan Bolich 12th, 10:04; Morgan Tyus 13th, 10:43; Mikah Haney-Williams 14th, 10:53.
OMAK - Tonasket’s Oscar Avilez ran his best race of the year to date at Omak on Tuesday, Oct. 2, earning a sixth-place finish out of more than 130 runners at the Omak Invitational. Avilez finished in 17:01 on the three-mile course. “Oscar did run his best race of the year,” said Tonasket coach Bob Thornton. “He beat Sam Goble (7th, 17:11) for the first time this year and was ahead of Duncan Forsman (5th, 17:00) from Republic until Duncan out-
kicked him.” Other finishers for the Tonasket boys were Adrian McCarthy (51st, 19:48), Smith Condon (54th, 20:18), Lawrence Wambugu (55th, 20:19), Adam Halvorsen (60th, 21:02), Abe Podkranic (6th, 22:48) and Jordan Hughes (22:58). Dallin Good was 62nd (26:22) in the JV race. Cashmere dominated the team scoring with three of the top eight and five of the top 16 finishers. Quincy’s Victor Salgado won the race in 16:26. Cashmere’s girls also dominated, with five of the top 13 finishers, including race winner Angela Knishka (18:53.3). Leading the way for Tonasket was Jessica Puente (18th, 22:43). Also running for the Tigers were Jenna Valentine (33rd, 24:41), Claire Thornton (35th, 24:58), Giesa Seidler (39th, 25:48), Kallie Mirick (41st, 26:33) and Corrina Karrer (54th, 31:51).
Oct. 2, 5-0 loss to defending Caribou Trail League champion Cashmere. While the Bulldogs haven’t been clicking on all cylinders to the level they did last season, they were more than up to the task against a shorthanded Tonasket squad. Midfielder Megan Beyers was out after suffering a practice injury, defender Elizabeth Jackson went down with a neck injury and was taken from the field by ambulance midway through the first half, and forward Kelly Cruz played with a sore groin in the second half. Still, the Tigers were in the game through the first 40-plus minutes.
The Tigers nearly took an early lead off Alicia Edwards’ corner kick that forced an outstanding leaping save by the Cashmere goalkeeper. Cashmere scored its opening goal shortly after Jackson’s injury. It looked as though the Tigers would get to halftime trailing just 1-0, but the Bulldogs scored in the final seconds of the half. A windblown corner kick curved into the hands of goalkeeper Baylie Tyus, but she was bumped as she was making the save and the ball trickled into the goal. That changed the entire tenor of the game, and Cashmere tacked on three quick goals early in the second half to put it out of reach.
Boys times: Hunter Swanson 2nd, 8:28; Kyle Holborn 3rd, 8:33; Jake Wilson 8th, 8:56; Justin McDonald 9th, 9:12; Samuel Standberg 12th, 9:29; Jamin Truitt 14th, 10:11.
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CHELAN - Tonasket bounced back from its loss to Cashmere earlier in the week by defeating Chelan in a penalty kick shootout on Thursday, Oct. 4. The Tigers and Goats played to a 1-1 tie through regulation and two five-minute overtime periods. Kylie Dellinger scored for Tonasket, with Alicia Edwards picking up the assist. Tonasket won the shootout 2-1, with Edwards and Selina Cosino scoring the penalty kick goals for the Tigers. Tonasket (5-4, 4-4 Caribou Trail League) sits in fourth place in what has turned into a wild race
for the CTL title. With Cascade edging Cashmere in a shootout on Saturday, the Tigers dropped out of the third spot and trail the Kodiaks by two points while leading Brewster by one. Teams pick up three points for a regulation or overtime victory, two points for a shootout win and one point for a shootout loss. Tonasket travels to Oroville on Thursday and to Quincy on Saturday, Oct. 13.
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Richland Invite is cross country proving ground By Brent Baker firstname.lastname@example.org
RICHLAND - For one of the few times this year, Oroville’s Sierra Speiker didn’t win a cross country race, or challenge the winner. Nonetheless, the Hornet junior proved she is quite capable of running with the best. Speiker finished eighth at the Richland Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 6, in an event that divided up its high school runners into three divisions. Speiker pulled off her finish while running against well over 100 athletes from Class 4A, 3A and Oregon Class 5A schools. A handful of runners from 2A Cheney were the only others to come out of anything smaller than the very largest school classifications. “This was the race for the Big
Dogs,” said Oroville coach Doug Kee. “It included last year’s 3A and 4A Champs along with many of the other top runners in Washington and Oregon. Sierra ran great ... in the toughest field of runners I’ve ever seen.” Speiker finished with a time of 18:54.98 in the full 5K race, finishing in the secondary pack that didn’t stay with the top two finishers. North Central (Spokane) won the race in 17:16.53. “I believe this is the biggest regular season meet we’ve ever attended,” Kee said. “Overall there were nearly 1400 runners competing!” Speiker posted the 24th fastest time statewide (18:45) this season on Sept. 22 in Spokane. She has the fasted 1B/2B time of the year by nearly 30 seconds and has a top six time in every classification but 4A.
Other Hornets also ran in the invitational in divisions more suited to their experience level and school size. Competing for the girls were Callie Barker (39th, season-best 23:56.27), Lisa Hartvig (52nd, 24:25.91), Aya Cruspero (132nd, 27:01.21) and Celene Cisneros (169th, 29:20.07). “It was Callie’s best time on a very tough course,” Kee said. “Aya took five minutes off the time from her last race (and) Celene has improved her time every week this season even when the course is harder and longer.” Running for the boys were Diego Santana (159th, 20:32.01) and Ronel Kee (171st, 22:21.65). “Both ran their best times of the year,” Kee said. The Hornets host their home invitational on Saturday, Oct. 13 on the shores of Lake Osoyoos in Veterans Memorial Park.
Tigers drop CTL matches By Brent Baker email@example.com
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The Hornets’ Whitney Rounds gets under a Bridgeport hit during Oroville’s loss to the Fillies on Oct. 2.
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ENTIAT - Oroville’s volleyball team took to the road on Saturday, Oct. 6, and won one set at Entiat but returned home with a loss to the Tigers. “The girls played their hearts out,” said Oroville coach Stacey Hinze. “They hustled for the ball but ultimately Entiat took the victory. The girls were setting it up and attacking the net more than ever before and played a mean defensive game as well.” The Hornets (0-9) host Lake Roosevelt on Tuesday, Oct. 9, and at Liberty Bell on Thursday
for a pair of Central Washington League games this week. Stats: Bridget Clark 20 digs, 2 kills; Marissa Garcia 10 digs; Brittany Jewett 10 digs; Rachelle Nutt 10 digs, 2 kills; Monica Herrera 1 kill; Sammie Walimaki 1 kill.
Bridgeport 3, Oroville 0 OROVILLE - Oroville’s volleyball team fell in its first home Central Washington League match of the season on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 25-15, 25-18, 25-19. “The girls just couldn’t get their groove started in this game,”
Hinze said. The Hornets stayed close in the opening set, but after tying it at 11-11 saw the Fillies finish with a 15-4 run. Oroville came back from a 23-11 deficit in the second set to pull within 24-18 before going down, and in the third set were within one before the Fillies finished on a 7-1 run to win it. “This was not our best game,” Hinze said. “But it was definitely a learning experience and it has helped us step up our game.” The Hornets (0-8, 0-2 CWL) travel to Entiat for a non-league contest on Saturday, Oct. 6. Stats: Whitney Rounds 16 digs, Rachelle Nutt 12 digs.
Allocations set up sprint for state playoff spots By Brent Baker email@example.com
RENTON - The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association released its two-year schedule of fall playoff allocations two weeks ago, setting the stage for the late-season league races that will seed qualifiers for state playoff berths. Tonasket (Class 1A) and Oroville (2B) both reside in District 6 but face differing situations. In Class 1A, Districts 6 and 7 and combined for state playoff qualifying, necessitating bi-district playoffs for those spots in most sports. First, for Tonasket: - In football this year, the top four Caribou Trail League teams will face off against the top three North East A League teams (District 7) for the three spots given to the combined districts.
The same will be true next year. - In both volleyball and girls soccer, the combined districts will have three state spots this year and four next year. In soccer, four CTL teams and two NEA teams will qualify for one-game bi-district state qualifiers. The top two CTL teams automatically qualify for the bi-district, while the third through sixth place CTL teams will play off for the final two spots. In volleyball, three CTL teams and three NEA teams will play off in the bi-district for three state spots. - In cross country, the top three teams in both the boys and girls District 6/7 regional will advance as teams to state. Allocations for individual qualifiers were not yet available on the WIAA website. For Oroville: - In football, the top three finishers in the Central Washington League advance to the 2B state tournament. Unlike the past two
years, when there were two divisions of the CWL, there will not be intradivisional play-in games, giving teams a Week 10 of the regular season before starting the playoffs. Next year, there will only be two spots available for the seven-team league. - In volleyball, three teams will qualify for the state tournament. The CWL, with its five-team North Division and three-team South Division, will run a district playoff to determine the state qualifiers. - In girls soccer, the state tournament will feature just four teams, one of which will come from the CWL. - In cross country, two boys teams and two girls teams from the District 5/6 regional will advance as teams to state. Next year, there will be three boys teams but just one girls team. Again, individual allocations have not been determined.
TONASKET - Tonasket’s volleyball team fell at home to Cashmere on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 25-20, 25-9, 25-12. The Tigers nearly pulled off a comeback in the opening game after trailing 10-2. “(We) played hard in the first game against Cashmere,” said Tonasket coach Jackie Gliddon. “My girls just have to finish.” Stats: Ahlia Young 8-9 serving, 1 kill; Devan Utt 3 aces, 4 kills; Sadie Long 2 kills; Amber Monroe 1 kill.
Chelan 3, Tonasket 0 TONASKET - Chelan’s volleyball team delivered a decisive sweep to Tonasket on Thursday, Oct. 4, winning the Caribou Trail League match 25-8, 25-8, 25-2. “My girls would like to forget about this game and move on,” said Tonasket coach Jackie Gliddon. “Every match we learn a bit more about what it will take to compete in this league. I’m not
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Tonasket’s Shea Smith ties up a Chelan blocker at the net during a CTL volleyball match on Thursday, Oct. 4. giving up on the girls; they continue to work hard in practice to improve their skills and mindset.” Ahlia Young was 4-of-4 serv-
ing, Devan Utt had three kills, Sadie Long and Rachael Sawyer both each had one kill. Tonasket (2-8, 0-8 CTL) travels to Quincy on Saturday, Oct. 13.
STANDINGS ‘N’ SCHEDULES Standings
Liberty Bell Oroville
Football Caribou Trail League (1A)
League Overall Cashmere Cascade Okanogan Quincy Tonasket Omak Chelan Brewster
4-0 4-0 3-1 3-1 1-3 1-3 0-4 0-4
6-0 4-2 4-2 3-3 3-3 1-5 1-5 2-4
Central Washington League (2B) League Overall
Kittitas Oroville Liberty Bell White Swan Lk Roosevelt Bridgeport Manson
3-0 2-1 2-1 1-1 1-1 0-2 0-3
3-2 3-3 2-4 4-2 1-5 0-6 0-5
Volleyball Caribou Trail League (1A)
League Overall Cascade Chelan Brewster Cashmere Quincy Okanogan Omak Tonasket
8-0 13-1 8-1 13-1 6-2 9-3 3-4 6-4 3-5 5-8 2-5 4-9 2-7 3-10 0-8 2-8
CWL North Division (2B)
Bridgeport Manson Lk Roosevelt
2-0 10-5 2-1 5-6 1-2 3-5
1-2 4-7 0-2 0-9
Girls Soccer Caribou Trail League (1A)
Cashmere Okanogan Cascade Tonasket Brewster Omak Quincy Chelan
Pts 19 18 14 12 11 9 6 4
W-L 6-2 6-1 5-1 4-4 4-4 3-6 2-6 1-7
W-L-T 6-3-0 8-1-0 6-2-0 5-4-0 5-4-0 4-7-0 3-7-0 1-8-0
Central Washington League (2B) League Overall
Manson Liberty Bell Entiat Bridgeport Oroville
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(Veterans Memorial Park), 12:00 p.m. Girls Soccer - Tonasket at Quincy, 1:30 p.m. Girls Soccer - Oroville at Entiat, 11:00 a.m. Volleyball (JV/Var) - Tonasket at Quincy, 1:00/2:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15 Football (JV) - Tonasket at Okanogan, 5:30 p.m. Football (JV) - Oroville at Lake Roosevelt, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16 Girls Soccer - Tonasket at Omak, 4:30 p.m. Girls Soccer - Liberty Bell at Oroville, 4:00 p.m. Volleyball (JV/Var) - Tonasket at Omak, 5:00/6:30 p.m. Volleyball - Waterville at Oroville, 6:00 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18 Cross Country - Tonasket at CTL Championship (Chelan), 3:00 p.m. Volleyball - Oroville at Bridgeport, 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 11 Girls Soccer - Tonasket at Oroville, 5:00 p.m. Volleyball - Oroville at Liberty Bell, 5:00 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 19 Football (Var) - Omak at Tonasket, 7:00 p.m. Football (Var) - Oroville at White Swan, 7:00 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 12 Football (Var) - Lake Roosevelt at Oroville, 7:00 p.m. Football (Var) - Tonasket at Quincy, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 20 Cross Country - Oroville at CWL Championship (Liberty Bell), 1:45 p.m. Girls Soccer - Tonasket at Cascade, 1:30 p.m. Girls Soccer - Manson at Oroville, 11:00 a.m. Volleyball (JV/Var) - Cascade at Tonasket, 12:00/1:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 13 Cross Country - Tonasket at Quincy Invitational, 11:00 a.m. Cross Country - Oroville Invitational
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his first word and learning to ride a bicycle at just three-years-old. Nathan spent many hours exploring the river in back of his home with his neighbors, John and Teresa Glover. John and Teresa, along with their parents Terry and Marie, were like a second family to him. He attended the Oroville Preschool and started playing youth soccer not long after, which he did for many years and loved. He played many sports including basketball, baseball and football. He loved snow skiing in the winter and diving off the cliffs, floating the river and fishing in the summer with his buddies, Nick Mieirs, Matt Poff, Jimmy O’Hara, Shane McDougal, Daniel Impelmance, Logan Roberts and so many others. He loved following his dad, Jewelry John, to his metal shop in town. He learned to fabricate the metals and properly operate all the machines used for fabricating many metal projects and learning to be a blacksmith. They spent many years together in the shop. He hunted regularly with his bird dogs Sophie and Sam right at his side. Being outdoors was always a choice for Nate. He also loved music. His buddy, Reuben, gave him the nick-name “Nate Dogg” after a rapper they listened to. This became his name for all his buddies and many acquaintances from that day forward. Nate graduated high school from Oroville as one of the 13-year
Nathan J. Snyman, 33, a former resident of Tonasket and Oroville, entered into rest Sept. 28, 2012 in Spokane, Wash. Nathan was born on Feb. 22, 1979 in Tonasket, to Pamela and John Snyman. He was the sunshine of their lives, including his big sister, Traci. She doted on him and wanted to take care of him all the time; bathing, diapering and playing with him. Nathan also entertained the community in his early days being a great window dressing in his parent’s silver shop bouncing in his Johnny Jump Up. Nathan’s mom noticed immediately he was an outdoorsy kind of guy, learning to swim at just a few months old, motorcycle being
students in 1997. He did an apprenticeship for Dan O’Hara right out of high school and was a quick study. Electrical work became his course of study as well his true passion and he followed up with attending ITT in Spokane. He worked in this field over the next 12 years. He met Samantha in November 2000 and they immediately fell in love. She could tell right away that he had the biggest heart, would help anyone with anything, including giving the shirt off his back. He would often bring home “strays” that needed a place to stay for a night or maybe just a meal. Some would say he was “nice and generous to a fault.” He always wanted to please those around him; still constantly looking to his mom for advice, opinions and love. Samantha and Nate learned so much about love and loss in their ten years together. He was not only an uncle to Chelsea and Zachary, but all his friend’s children as well. They all called him Uncle Nate. He also was the godfather of Nick and Shannon Mieirs’s daughter, Carly Marie. He loved to dote on them, bringing them small gifts or candy, rewarding them when they had good grades and calling them on the phone. He was loved by those he met and it was for a reason. When Nathan saw that you needed help, he was there. He was constant and he was kind. Not many people in our lives are
the kind you can always count on. Nate was that guy and we love him for it. When times got tough and his dad was in need of help; he was their without question to take care of him. Nate rose to the challenge of caring for his loving mother and father in times of need. Nathan held two sweet children in his heart in his last months and he will be greatly missed. Nathan is survived by his mom, Pamela; dad, John; loving friend for over 12 years, Samantha; Aunt Patsy Fontenot, Uncle Keith and Aunt Maxine Sheel, Uncle Glenn and Aunt Judy Sheel; sister, Traci and brother-in-law Jon Neal; brother, Steven Snyman; niece, Chelsea Neal, nephew Zachary Neal; cousins: Pamela Fontenot, Bobby Fontenot, Kim and Marty Plank, Norma and Scott Rust, Harold and Nancy Sheel, Mike Sheel and various great nieces and nephews, and many other family and friends. He was preceded in death by both sets of grandparents; his beloved Uncle Kay and two cousins. Services for Nathan were held 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 at the Oroville Grange Hall in Oroville. A potluck followed to share memories and a slide show of Nathan’s life. A Memorial Fund has been established in Nathan’s name at North Cascades National Bank. Precht-Harrison-Nearents Chapel and the Okanogan County
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City’s engineers seek to clarify priorities regarding upcoming street improvement projects BY BRENT BAKER
TONASKET - The Tonasket City Council provided updates on a number of civic projects that are progressing through their planning stages at the Tuesday, March 13, council meeting. Tonasket city planner Kurt Danison said he met with three property owners affected by the need for an easement to complete the Mill Drive/Bonaparte Creek sewer project and said that they seemed to be willing to provide the easement access. “They’re willing to provide easement through their property so we can connect up the sewer through there,” Danison said. “They were under the impression that water was included in this... I don’t know how it came about... I don’t think we said we were going to put in a water system there. “I think they walked away with a better understanding.” The council planned an open house for March 20 for residents to interact with the engineers and councilmembers on the sewer project committee. The council also responded to a memo Varela and Associates seeking to clarify priorities on the upcoming street improvement projects that had been discussed at a previous council meeting. The project was facing a delay without such a prioritization as funding for the project may not be enough to complete the entire “wish list.” “We want the (hospital parking crossing) beacon as the base project,” said Mayor Patrick Plumb. “The rest we will have done as we have the funding to complete.”
The council authorized Councilwoman Jill Vugteveen and Danison to make a final decision to move forward, with a priority on creating a “straight shot” from one end of town to the other along at least one side of the road with ADAapproved curb access ramps. The airport runway seal project’s target schedule is for completion before the Father’s Day Fly-in. Meanwhile, the council granted public works director Bill Pilkinton a leave of absence of indefinite length and appointed Hugh Jensen as acting public services director.
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TONASKET - Teresa Hawkins expressed her concern over the resignation of varsity basketball coach Glenn Braman during the public comment portion of the Tonasket School Board meeting on Monday, March 12. Hawkins, wife of longtime varsity football coach Jay Hawkins, said she was concerned that the direction of the school district concerning its coaches was taking an ugly turn. “I’m concerned with the resignation of coach Braman,” she said. “I’m concerned because my husband is also a coach. I’m not comfortable with how that came about.” Hawkins said she had heard secondhand remarks attributed to a school board member that fed into her concern. “I’m hoping the school board acts as a board, and not on individual agendas,” she said. “I hope we’ve learned from the process that went down. “I think it’s sad if we let a group of parents who are upset or who have a vengeance with a coach from a long time ago to come in and rally people up to make a decision to not reinstate a coach. I think it would be really sad if we have to go around the community to bring in support to show that a coach has just as many people, and more, (supporting him) as those who complained about him.” Citing her experience as a coach’s wife and as a mother of an athlete coached by others, Hawkins said that athletics teaches kids to deal with adversity, but that parents encourage that growth. “We want the situation to be perfect for our kids,” she said. “But what do we teach them when we run to every need they have? “(Coaches) love the game, they’re competitors, and they want to teach kids to work together, to go out in life and be successful. Kids can’t be successful if their parents don’t let them grow as individuals. That’s a part of athletics. Nothing is going to be perfect.” Hawkins said she was concerned that situations that contributed to Braman’s resignation, as well as rumors about her husband’s position, could damage the reputation of the district. “People want to come to this district,” she said. “It’s because of you guys (the school board) up here. You have done a great job of keeping this school district as one of the elite. “Don’t ruin that. Don’t let that happen, you guys.” In other business, superintendent Paul Turner read a proclamation from Governor Christine Gregoire honoring classified school employees. Board member Catherine Stangland read off the list of all TSD classified employees’ names. Principals from each of the schools presented their mid-year student data to the board The board also reviewed information about switching over to a Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) phone system as presented by Jive Communications, which answered questions via a video conference call. They later approved switching to a VOIP system at a meeting last Thursday. Jive is currently serving the education market in 23 states, offered lifetime pricing and, significantly, qualified, for e-rate discounting that is calculated through the district’s free and reduced meal rate. The board requested a few days to think about the information presented, and at a special meeting on Thursday, March 15. The school board next meets on Monday, March 26.
Fuller passes exam, video policy progress Police Chief Robert Burks said that he is working on a policy governing the department’s handling of data collected during video surveillance. Burks also announced that officer Audra Fuller passed her civil service exam and has been hired as a full-time officer. Burks said he is finalizing a “wish list” to be submitted for Stonegarden describing how potential grant money would be used. Stonegarden grants provide money for local law enforcement entities to use while assisting in U.S. Border Patrol operations, although any equipment purchased is not limited to those operations. “Oroville was able to get an SUV through Stonegarden grant money,” Burks said. “This is the initial part of the process that we do every year. We don’t
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Kaylee Clough performs “The Glow” at the Variety Show and Auction presented by Dollars for Scholars and the Oroville High School Music Department on Wednesday, March 14 in the high school commons. The eight-year-old has been taking ballet for five years and recently performed at the Seattle Dance Workshop Competition and took a silver medal. The annual talent show is used to raise funds for the Oroville Dollars for Scholars Continuing Education awards. For more from the event see page B2.
Former Oroville Principal killed Teen may be charged for second degree murder BY GARY A. DEVON
SPOKANE – Former Oroville High School Principal Frank Motta died from injuries sustained while trying to help a neighbor whose Spokane area home had been overrun by a teenage party. Apparently Motta was asked to keep an eye on the house by his neighbor and on Saturday, March 10 when he saw there was a party going on he called the neighbor who was out of town. She gave him the security code to the garage door and called 911. Motta then went to try and break up the party. Spokane County Sheriff ’s Deputies responded to an assault call in North Spokane County. When deputies arrived on scene they found a male subject in the residence had been assaulted, according to Craig Chamberlain, a spokesman with the Spokane County Sheriff ’s office. “There were over 100 people at the residence where there had been a large party throughout the evening. Deputies immediately requested medics when they located the victim. Frank Motta in his first job as a principal at Oroville High School. The victim was transported to a several witnesses at the party. local medical facility where he is listed The Spokane Violent Crime Gang Enforcement in critical condition,” said a Spokane Sheriff ’s office Team was requested to assist locating Lewis and press release. Investigators identified the suspect as Treven located him at his residence. They arrested him and transported to the Spokane Lewis, an 18-year-old who is accused of knocking Motta to the ground and beating him in front of County Jail where he was interviewed by Major
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Crimes Detectives. He was booked into the Spokane County Jail on the charge of felony assault. Motta, who was in critical condition at Sacred Heart Hospital, died of his injuries on March 15. Information Officer Chamberlain speculated that the charges against Lewis would be upgraded to second degree murder by the Spokane County Prosecutor’s office, but as of Monday they were still listed as first degree assault. When Motta came to Oroville in 1981 to take his first principal’s job he was just 34-years-old and stayed here for four years, according to his good friend Don DeVon, who served under Motta as a high school councilor in Oroville, as well as in Palm Desert, Calif. DeVon described Motta as a “highly innovative” educator who always had an open door policy to students, staff, parents and the community in general. “When Frank first came to Oroville to take his first principal’s job he hit the ground running. His enthusiasm was a positive motivators for students and staff,” DeVon said. Motta went on to be the youngest president of the Washington State Principal’s Association, according to his friend, who added that he had also been a well-respected football coach in several high schools in Washington State before becoming a principal. “He played college football at the University of California at Irvine,” said DeVon, “and he was a highly decorated combat veteran who won the bronze star.” After retiring as a teacher and principal for schools in Washington and California, Motta settled in Spokane with his wife and family. He was working as a volunteer at the Spokane Veterans Administration Hospital. The 65-year-old was a combat Air Force Veteran who served in Vietnam. He had recently been hired as a patient advocate at the VA Hospital.
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North County schools ask replacement for expiring two-year levies By Gary A. DeVon Managing Editor
Don’t accuse Tonasket boys basketball coach Glenn Braman of backing out of a deal, no matter how long ago he made it. After promising his team that he would let them shave his head in front of the entire high school when they next won a Caribou Trail League basketball game, Braman finally lost his hair Friday, the day after his team snapped a four-year, 49-game league losing streak with a last-second victory over Omak. Above, Michael Orozco takes his turn with the clippers as the rest of the Tigers look on.
Fantastic finish ends CTL streak By Brent Baker Staff Writer TONASKET - With one mad full-court dash to cap a desperate fourth quarter rally, four years of frustration ended in sweet, tearful bedlam for the Tonasket boys basketball team. Just as the Tigers cut down a 49-game Caribou Trail League losing streak with Thursday’s 5655 victory over Omak, so did they cut down the net as part of an emotional post-game celebration with families and classmates that was more a catharsis than it was pure jubilation. The game meant nothing in terms of playoffs or championships, but the outcome meant everything to the home squad. That it took every last ounce of willpower and energy just made it that much more satisfying. The Tigers, paraphrasing the recently-released movie “Red Tails,” played their new mantra to the hilt: “To the last shot, to the last whistle, to the last horn, we fight!” “I’ve pulled out everything from my motivational bag of tricks,” said Tonasket coach Glenn Braman. “That one was a little prophetic.” The Tigers trailed by as many as 11 points in the third quarter and didn’t take their first lead until John Stedtfeld’s two free throws with 17.8 seconds left and made it 54-53. Omak’s Vince Carden broke free for a wideopen layup with 4.9 seconds left to give the lead back to the Pioneers. Stedtfeld getting the last shot was no surprise. Finding a way to get him the ball in position to score against an Omak defense expecting just that took some doing. Stedtfeld said that during the ensuing time out, assistant coach Tim Cork drew up the gamewinning play, which saw him slide through a series of backcourt screens, take the inbounds pass at a full sprint, dribble the length of the court and fire up a five-foot jumper over Carden as the buzzer sounded. “Coach Cork drew it up and said ‘Get the ball to John and he’ll make it happen,’” Stedtfeld said. “(When) I saw it (go through), it was the best feeling in the world. It’s been so long since we’ve had a league win.”
John Stedtfeld (10) and his Tonasket classmates begin to celebrate after Stedtfeld drained a buzzer-beating basket to edge Omak 5655 on Thursday, Feb. 2. “We were expecting a bit of pressure (defense), so we let John rub off the screens, catch the ball on the run and go,” Braman said. “Damon (Halvorsen) was on the weak side if John needed to pass it off, but we were hoping he could get to the hoop or draw a foul.” The Tigers fell into an 11-point hole early, but Halvorsen’s fourpoint play to end the first quarter got his team back within five. Omak sharpshooter Country Pakootas, who was held in check by Michael Orozco’s defense most of the night, had a four-point play of his own to end the first half that put the Pioneers up 30-22. Omak matched its largest lead at 36-25 and seemed on the verge of pulling away late in the third quarter. “We always talk about winning the first four minutes of the third quarter,” Braman said.
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“We didn’t really do that. We had gotten some good external looks, but we really were trying to get into attacking the rim more.” Halvorsen, who like Stedtfeld experienced the last three full years of the CTL streak, provided a pair of key 3-pointers early in the fourth quarter that cut the Omak lead to four and opened the middle up for Orozco to drive and draw fouls on several key possessions. “When we made that little run in the fourth, I started to believe we could do it,” Halvorsen said after his six-trey, 23-point effort. “I just tried to keep pumping everyone up and keep everyone fighting.” “The last four minutes when we were down five, I knew we could get it,” said Stedtfeld, who finished with 19. “We were more intense. You could feel that we wanted it more.”
Orozco scored eight of his 10 points in the fourth quarter, including a 3-point play on which he scored by flinging the ball into the basket after he’d been tripped. That tied it at 50 with 1:53 left and had the Tonasket crowd shaking the bleachers. Pakootas answered with a 3-point play but Halvorsen hit two free throws to cut it back to one before a flurry of turnovers and missed shots on both ends set up the frantic final 20 seconds. LaGrou finished with 15 points and Carden had 13 for the Pioneers (7-13, 1-9), but Pakootas was held to eight. “Michael (Orozco) had a huge challenge tonight with Pakootas,” Braman said. “Since middle school football, I’ve seen him do enough things to know that he’s a ‘gamer.’ I love his heart and his desire and his compassion. He’s pretty quiet, but always knows the right thing to say when things are tense.” Without many options as far as big, physical defenders, that left Lazaro Ortega to contend with LaGrou. “I mean, who puts Lazaro on LaGrou?” Braman said. “Laz was battling a sore back, too, so it was tough to keep him in there. But he held his own really well. “The guys all knew that Pakootas and LaGrou were their keys, and Carden too. They really hurt us last time. It all came down to execution, being patient on offense and getting some defensive stops.” And thanks to that, The Streak is dead. “Its unreal,” Halvorsen said. “I can’t believe it. It’s the best feeling I’ve ever had.” Cashmere 67, Tonasket 42 TONASKET - The Tigers closed out their season Saturday, Feb. 4, with a 67-42 loss at home to top-ranked Cashmere. The Bulldogs ran out to a 15-4 first quarter lead and while the Tigers did a better job handling Cashmere’s full court press in the second half, the damage had been done. “We made some good adjustments at halftime,” Braman said. “But we were not able to make a run on them…. “There is a reason they are the number 1 team in the state.
NORTH COUNTY – Voters in the Tonasket and Oroville School Districts have been asked to approve two-year Maintenance and Operations levies to replace levies approved in 2010. The money for both levies will be collected from property taxpayers in calendar years 2013 and 2014. The Oroville School District is asking for $1,497,371 and would be collected at a rate of $2.46 per $1000 in assessed property valuation. Although the amount to be collected is the same, the rate at which it will be collected is slightly higher than the expiring two-year M&O Levy because property valuations have gone down within the Oroville School District Boundaries. The levy money is equal to about 23 percent of the district’s budget. “Sometimes people have the misconception that if the rate goes up, the school collects more money, but this is not the case,” writes Superintendent Steve Quick in the Letters to the Editor this week. “Districts go to voters with a set amount and advertise an esti-
mated rate. Ultimately, the people in our school district collectively contribute to the levy and the county develops a rate to collect the amount in a fair manner. In most years, the actual rate and the estimated rate are seldom the same because property values in our county go up and down.” The Tonasket School District is asking for a $1,150,000 replacement levy at a collection rate of $2.57 per $1000 in assessed property value, slightly up from the $2.22 per $1000 collected last time. If approved the district would have the added benefit of collecting over $600,000 in additional levy equalization funds from the state. Oroville on the other hand, no longer gets levy equalization funds due to a recent building boom that was used by the state to say it was no longer property poor. Levy moneys go to support both academic and extra-curricular programs, curriculum adoption, personnel, supplies and many other things that the state does not fund or only partially funds. By law, if approved, the districts can only collect the amount approved by the voters – if the property valuations increase or decrease that amount stays the same. The ballots went out in the mail last month and need to be returned to the Okanogan County Auditor’s office. They must have a postmark no later than election day, Tuesday, Feb. 14, for the ballots to count.
Title IX raises questions for Oroville School Board By Gary A. DeVon Managing Editor OROVILLE – The fact post season tournaments for boys and girls wrestling are held at two different locations raised the question of whether a volunteer coach could stand in the corner for the girls and still meet federal Title IX requirements. This question arose after Oroville School District Superintendent Steve Quick said he reviewed Title IX requirements and the issue raised a “red flag.” He determined that sending a volunteer coach, rather than either head coach Chuck Ricevuto or assistant coach Rick Kelly to represent the girls, might be construed as unequal treatment for the girl wrestlers and could put the district in jeopardy of losing federal funding. This is just the second year the two tournaments were held the same day, but at different locations – boys in Coulee Dam and girls in Spokane. Last year Eric Cleveland, a volunteer wrestling coach who has worked with the girls team, went as coach for the girls. Quick, along with athletic director Brett Fancher, were asked by the Oroville School Board to come up with an administrative solution. They decided either Ricevuto or Kelly would have to go with the girls this year to stay within the regulations. At the Monday, Jan. 30 Oroville School Board, Anne Marie Ricevuto, Coach Ricevuto’s wife, said the coaches could not attend the board meeting because they were at Lake Roosevelt to determine seeding at the upcoming wrestling tournament. She explained that Cleveland and his wife accompanied the girls to the tournament last year and asked if there wasn’t some way to approve this arrangement again this year. She said Kelly wanted to be at the boys tournament because his son was a senior and this would be his last year wrestling at Oroville and Ricevuto
had been coaching the boys since they were in second grade. “This year it seems we have to send a paid coach, I don’t know why that changed. Chuck (Ricevuto) took a poll and found out most districts send a volunteer coach with their wife. We decided to come to the board and ask that they recognize Eric as an approved volunteer to take the girls to district this Saturday and to take them to regionals next Saturday. He does have a lot of experience as a coach,” Ricevuto said. “I asked Mr. Quick for an administrative solution,” said Phil Barker, chairman of the school board. Supt. Quick replied, “It is a question of equity, not anything against Eric. We want to make sure the girls have the same equal treatment. I realized as the district’s Title IX officer I’d be uncomfortable sending two paid coaches for the boys and none for the girls. “I just think this is the right thing from a legal perspective and also it is not for the board to step in and micromanage.” Barker asked the board’s opinion on whether the issue should be further discussed in executive session and learned it didn’t fit the criteria required for a closeddoor discussion. After some further discussion in open meeting the board let the superintendent and athletic director’s decision to require one paid coach at each tournament stand. (Update: Kelly went with the girls team and Ricevuto went with the boys team to the separate district tournaments.) Under “Good News and Announcements” Chairman Barker said the state Supreme Court Ruling in favor of the schools meant the legislature can no longer cut funding to schools and in fact must increase it over the next five years. Supt. Quick reported on the facilities and said he had a “to
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JOHNNY HOWARD CANNADAY Dan A. Coe, 99, of Tonasket, passed away Oct. 1, 2012. He was born March 19, 1913 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho to Ernest and Sadie (Wallace) Coe. Dan was raised in Omak and graduated from Omak High School in 1933. He married Corinne L. Holbrook on Jan. 19, 1942. Dan started his career as a Washington State Game Warden and later served as foreman for Agro Minerals in Tonasket. Later in life he operated a saw sharpening and small engine repair shop at his own home. He enjoyed target practicing sessions with his grandkids, woodworking in his shop and watching bull riding and western movies on television. Dan is survived by his daughter, Bette Brattain of Wenatchee; and his son, Daniel Coe of Tonasket. Other survivors include four grandchildren and eight great grandchildren: Paul (Wendy) Brattain of Lacey and their two children: Lexi and Alaine; Catherine (Todd) Melton of Wenatchee and their two children: Gage and Grace; Ryan
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Johnny Howard Cannaday, 62, of Oroville, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2012 in Spokane. He was born June 9, 1950 in Rogers, Ark., to Claude and Mary Cannaday. Johnny served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He was later stationed in Colorado, and lived in Oroville after he was discharged. Johnny drove long haul truck until he retired. Johnny is survived by his children: April Beecher, Brent Cannaday, Michelle Cannaday and Brandon Cannaday; Sisters: Katie Walker, Trecia Cannaday and Dianna Farrens; and Five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother and father. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, 1 p.m. at the Valley Christian Fellowship of Oroville with Pastor Randy McAllister officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at the Oroville Riverview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, family would appreciate help with funeral expenses. Please share your memories of Johnny by signing his online guestbook at www.berghfuneralservice.com Bergh Funeral Service of Oroville/Tonasket in care of arrangements.
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(Jennifer) Coe of Kennewick and their two children: Garrett and Kenzie; and Aaron (Desirae) Coe of Tonasket and their two children: Karsen and Savannah. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Corinne; his parents; one sister and two brothers. Private family inurnment will take place at a later date. Precht-Harrison-Nearents Chapel and the Okanogan County Crematory of Okanogan are caring for the arrangements.
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Published on Oct 10, 2012