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Halloween Happenings in North County
BY GARY A. DEVON’ MANAGING EDITOR
While there are lots of improvements going on in Oroville’s downtown, a couple that stand out are the Oroville Library and the Camaray Motel which are both sporting new paint jobs. Vicki’s Unique Boutique has opened in the old Pub Tavern and Marylou’s Gifts and More is open on Central (see related stories inside). Meanwhile, work to get Back to Basics ice cream and hotdog parlor open on Main Street continues. The old Pastime, also on Main, continues to undergo major remodeling inside and out with the front of the building being opened up last week. Photos by Gary DeVon
Candidates speak at Oroville Chamber BY GARY A. DEVON MANAGING EDITOR
OROVILLE – Several candidates for local county office were welcomed to the Thursday, Oct 11 meeting of the Oroville Chamber of Commerce to say why they were seeking office, Scot Stuart – Candidate for District Court Judge Scot Stuart, candidate for District Court Judge, told the chamber he had provided public defender services for the county for 25 years. He then was Lead District Court Deputy and then Chief Criminal Court Deputy in Stevens County for six years. In 2011 he returned to Okanogan County. “I’ve been the only one in a defendant’s corner and I’ve been there with the victims and their families,” said Stuart, about his 30 years in the Criminal Justice System. “I’ve appeared in courts throughout the state, even in the old Oroville Court and Tonasket and Omak Municipal Courts.” Stuart has been married for 28 years and has three adult daughters. While his daughters were growing up he spent much of his time volunteering with youth activities and served as a coach. Heidi Smith – Candidate for District Court Judge Heidi Smith is the Incumbent candidate for District Court Judge. She
was appointed to the position when Chris Culp was selected to fill the county’s newly created second Superior Court Position. Smith’s grandparents homesteaded in the Molson area and she is related to the Appel and Colbert families she said. She attended school in Tonasket and went to college in California, then went to Gonzaga Law School. “This is a part time job yet I have little extra time between District Court and raising two little ones,” said Smith, who formerly served as the county’s Chief Civil Deputy. “As such I was also county coroner... I spent many nights out with Mr. Berg and Mr. Miller,” she said. “Then when I got pregnant six years ago I went into private practice. I also did a lot of pro bono work for non-profits.” She adds that when she applied for the District Court position last year she went through a rigorous selection process. Albert Roberts – Candidate for Commissioner Position 1 Albert Roberts is running for Okanogan County Commissioner Position 1. He lives in Omak but grew up on a cattle ranch in North Dakota, “I ended up in the Okanogan in the spring of 1986... I’ve been a mechanic, an equipment operator and a Tribal logger. Now I do heavy
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equipment repair,” Roberts, a Democrat, says his experiences have demonstrated he has served the community. Among that experience is 22 years with the Okanogan County Planning Department and 11 years as an Okanogan Conservation District Supervisor. He has also served on the Washington Association of Conservation Districts and with the Ag and Rural Conference. He served four years in the U.S. Navy and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry and Range Management, He owns and operates a diversified farm with cattle, range, hay and timber. He is also the founder and chairman of Slow Food Okanogan. “I have a good ability to listen... my job As commissioner will be to listen, be efficient and get the job done.” Bud Hover - Candidate Commissioner Position 2
Don “Bud” Hover, a Republican, is the incumbent candidate for Okanogan County Commissioner Position 2. He lives in the Methow and has been married 38 years and has two sons. He is a former football player with the NFL and CFL and in the mid1980s was a contractor for the Army and Navy. He says he has been farming for 37 years. “In the late 1990s the national marine Fisheries shut the water off for a couple of years in the Methow. For me that was a turning point.” Hover said he worked within the
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NORTH COUNTY – This Halloween promises a lot of fun things to do in the North County, including the return of The Haunted Hayride and the Oroville Downtown Trick or Treat. This year Halloween begins early with several events taking place on Saturday, Oct 27. That’s when Vicki’s Unique Boutique will hold a party open to the public starting at 7 p.m. The store is located in the old Pub Tavern and the Harts, Walt and Vicki, ask that people enter through the back door. The Wilder Band will perform for part of the evening, and although costumes are not required they’re being encouraged. In addition to the music, Madame Zulu will be telling fortunes to raise money for the North Valley Community School. The Oroville Parent Teacher Organization, or PTO, is holding their Halloween Carnival and Haunted Hallway. This is the third year for the event which is held at the Oroville Elementary School Gym and goes from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The PTO promises lots of fun and prizes. That same day the Haunted Hayride will take place at Taber’s Taste of Summer, Hwy 97 North from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The folks at Oroville RE/MAX Realty and Taber’s Taste of Summer are promising an even bigger and scarier ride this year, which had to move up to two wagons last year to carry the eager victims on the ride. There’s a creepy cast of volunteers that turn the orchards around Taber’s Fruit Barn into a macabre good time. Local Cub Scouts will be serving hot dogs and people are asked to bring a non-perishable food item for the food bank. For more information call Cindy DeVon at (509) 476-4444.
Oroville hooks up USBP with water
Cougar sightings south of town, police ask caution BY GARY A. DEVON MANAGING EDITOR
OROVILLE – It’s been a summer-long courtship, but Oroville and the federal government finally made the connection and the city is now providing water for the new U.S. Border Patrol Station being constructed north of town. At the Tuesday, Oct. 16 meeting of the Oroville Council, City Clerk Kathy Jones reported that the funds for the water connection, development of the water line and reservoir project had been received from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Rod Noel, superintendent of Public Works, added the work on the physical connection was underway with the actual connection made last Monday, according to Jones. Noel also added that the city’s engineers, Varela and Associates, had been requested to submit a Scope of Work and time frame for completion of the reservoir and transmission line. “They’ve (CBP) paid all the water allocation and system development fees and reservoir engineering expenses,” said Jones. “The design should be completed this winter and we will try to go to bid
for construction as early in the spring as possible.” The city will build a reservoir and 12-inch transmission line at federal government expense that will be owned by the city. The addition to the city’s north end water system is expected to not only serve the new $16 million facility, but bring better consistency of service to the entire system. One reason for the reservoir is so the system can handle the USBP Station’s fire suppression system without taxing the entire water system. The council also retuned to another issue that had been under discussion for some time, whether to allow collective medical marijuana grows within the city limits. Police Chief Clay Warnstaff updated the council on the moratorium on these types of grows that had recently expired and he and Chris Branch, Director of Community Development, discussed options with the council. Branch said one option was to follow Yakima’s lead and adopt an ordinance similar to theirs which states “illegal uses are prohibited.” This would account for the fact that marijuana grows and use are still illegal under federal law, despite the state’s medical marijuana laws. Mayor Chuck Spieth and the council directed Branch to proceed along this course. Chief Warnstaff also brought up the two recent sightings of a cougar in the south end of town. The animal killed
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Once again the Oroville Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the business Trick-or-Treat event on Wednesday, Oct. 31 between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Look for the green Trick or Treat signs at participating storefronts. Trick or Treaters are also asked to stop by the Camaray Hotel lobby to have their picture taken and register, if they like, to be in the chamber’s costume contest. Golden Tickets will be awarded to the following winners: first place, $30 and second place, $20, for the family costumes. One $10 Golden Ticket will be awarded each to one boy and girl in the following age groups: zero to five years, six to 11 years and 12 to 16 years. Golden Tickets will be redeemable at the winners choice of several participating Oroville businesses. Winners will be notified by phone or email. All businesses wishing to participate in the annual Halloween contest are asked to register with Leah at (509) 476-9000 or Sandy at (509) 476-3684. There will be two awards for businesses, one for best costumes and one for best decorations. Please register by Tuesday Oct. 30. North Valley Hospital and North Valley Assisted Living are offering Trick or Treating in Tonasket this Halloween, Wednesday, Oct. 31. Stop by the hospital between 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. for treats and the Assisted Living between 5:30 p.m and 7 p.m. for hot drinks and goodies. There’s a Monster Prom for all ages at the Community Cultural Center of Tonasket with a haunted house, games, prizes, treats, stories, pictures and more. Little kids’ events that are not too spooky will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and there’s live music until 11 p.m. Admission is a nonperishable food donation to Tonasket’s Food Bank. The Community Cultural Center is located at 411 Western Ave in Tonasket.
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Walt and Vicki Hart and son Kevin Brewster and grandson Tyler Steagall in the newly opened Vicki’s Unique Boutique
Vicki’s Unique Boutique brings building back to life By Gary A, DeVon Managing Editor
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Marylou Kriner has opened Marylou’s Gifts and More at 722 Central Ave. in Oroville.
Marylou’s, a variety store on Central By Gary A, DeVon Managing Editor
OROVILLE – Mary Lou Kriner, a self-described “transplanted coastie,” has been living here for five years and recently opened Marylou’s Gifts and More at 722 Central Ave. in Oroville, Marylou’s is a “competitively priced variety store, our first day of business was Oct. 15 and our hours of operation are Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. Our winter hours are the first and third Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.” She says her business offers “an endless supply of life’s nonessentials.” Kriner plans a grand opening on Friday, Nov. 2 and invites people to come in and check it out, Future expansion plans might include “I might kick out a wall,” she said. Why did she open? “After five years of looking at vacant store
fronts throughout town, thought I’d take a chance. There is no reason Oroville can’t become another Chelan or Leavenworth. It just needs a little community effort,” she said. She says she wants to offer a “show case” for local artists to display and sell. Kriner, who is also the owner and sole proprietor of MK Sales and Marketing, can be reached at the store during business hours or by phone at (509) 4763200.
OROVILLE – Vicki’s Unique Boutique has opened at 1423 Main in the former Pub Tavern, which was at one time a bowling alley, so there’s lots of space for their goods, Vicki Hart is from Corvallis, Ore. and she moved here with her husband Walt, an Oroville native, in 1999. “We opened a thrift store two years ago on 14th Avenue and soon ran out of room,” said Vicki Hart. “We have all kinds of household items, knick-knacks, trinkets, jew-
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elry, electronics, etc.” The hours of operation for the store are Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. “I have a separate boutique with hundreds of wedding, prom and attendant dresses. My dresses were purchased out of this area. I have them for rent or sale,” said the shop’s namesake. The building also has a party room that seats about 100 people and the couple will be holding community functions and parties there. “Our business on 14th was so successful we needed more room.
We offer fun shopping with constantly changing merchandise.” The couple also owns Hart’s Automotive Collision Repair “in our spare time.” “Our family is passionate about reusing and recycling goods so we enjoy offering people reasonably priced items. Our friends and this entire community has been extremely generous with wonderful donations,” she said The Harts have three grown kids, five grandkids and one great grandson. They can also be reached by calling (509) 560-9479.
ed from metal-rich minerals. You will explore the fundamentals of the metallurgical processing of gold-bearing ores, the crushing, grinding, particle sizing and flotation. The second session you will tour the Kettle River mill in Republic and watch a gold pour.
Taught by Cortney Gill, metallurgist at Kinross Mine, this educational adventure is on Thursday, Nov. 1 and Monday Nov. 5. Call Ellen at 476-2011 for specifics and to register or go online to www. northvalleycommunityschools. com.
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COUNCIL | FROM A1 a deer in the Curtis orchard. The council agreed that Fish & Wildlife authorities should be contacted to remove the animal. The police chief also issued a warning to residents in the area to take precautions, especially at night, with children and pets and to make sure they were supervised. The city received a letter from Okanogan County Planner Perry Huston with a draft of the Airport Public Safety District Zoning Ordinance. The city has been concerned about development near Oroville’s Dorothy Scott International Airport that is inconsistent with FAA guide-
lines. Branch showed a map indicating proposed zoning designations around the Oroville Airport. The Oroville Planning Commission will review and make recommendation to the council, according to Branch. The council will also review the draft and provide comments to Branch. Oroville High School Principal Kristin Sarmiento presented information on the “Race to the Top” grant the Oroville School District wants to apply for, along with other selected schools within the North Central Educational Service District. According to Sarmiento, the grant focuses on
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the development and support of highly effective teachers through a virtual/online professional learning community; development of a new model for personalized student learning and development of a Virtual Career Academy. Participating North Central Washington School Districts include Oroville, Pateros, Brewster, Entiat, Cashmere, Moses Lake, Quincy, Soap Lake, Lake Chelan, Warden and Nespelem. Mayors from each community are requested to sign applications, indicating support from the community and the Oroville Council authorized the mayor to sign Oroville’s page, indicating the community’s support of such a grant program.
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Here’s a pumpkin patch display just in time for harvest and Halloween. The colorful display is an annual tradition at the home of Don and Judy Beanblossum on Jennings Loop Road near Oroville.
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Tim Morgan and Trino Medina of The Plaza Restaurant in the newly reopened lounge.
The Plaza Restaurant and Lounge BY GARY A, DEVON MANAGING EDITOR
OROVILLE – Trinidad Medina, probably best known locally for his Trino’s Mexican Restaurant, has opened The Plaza Restaurant and Lounge at 1412 Main Street in Oroville in the former Yo Yo’s location. Medina is originally from Mexico, but has been an Okanogan County resident for over 37 years. The Plaza Restaurant has been open for two months. Hours of operations
are seven days a week, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. (restaurant), 11 a.m. to close (lounge) “We serve a full food menu and have a well stocked lounge,” said manager Tim Morgan, who has been a fixture with previous owners for the last 12 years. “(In the lounge) we will have bands, karaoke, DJ’s. Our first big party is coming for Halloween on Saturday, Oct. 27” The goal of the business is to continue a great menu selection with great food and customer service. “A place to bring your fam-
ily and friends with ‘breakfast all day’ for years to come,” said Morgan. “Oroville and surrounding community needed more menu choices, a place to hold meetings and have a party or just to relax.” Medina adds, “We have great food and selections combined with great customer service, along with 30 years of restaurant experience. A lot of the old staff has returned with some new faces and are there to make you feel comfortable and welcome.” The Plaza can be reached by phone at (509) 476-2664.
process to get the water flowing to farms and ranches again. As commissioner he said he supported the Heavy Haul Corridor which helped to bring 62 jobs to Oroville. He said he also worked to get the VA Clinic at Tonasket to help keep North Valley Hospital in business. He points to his experience with finances, budgets, risk management and land use issues as reasons people should give him another term. Ray Campbell - Candidate for Commissioner Position 2 Ray
a Republican candidate for Okanogan County Commissioner Position 2. Born in Brewster he lives in the Methow and has a small ranch. He worked construction at Grand Coulee Dam at age 19 and followed the construction trade for several years, He has owned and operated a real estate business since the early 1990s.
Campbell says he has been very active in county politics, serving on the Board of Adjustment since the 1990s. He said the federal government is attacking the county, using “strong arm tactics... running up costs and running farmers out of business.” Campbell says the draft County Comprehensive was a failed plan and until the Farm Bureau, Cattleman’s Association and most major grass roots organizations stepped in and helped to redraft it, it was unworkable. He said he was also bothered by state agencies like Fish and Wildlife buying up county land and taking it out of the tax base.
Last half property taxes due BY GARY A. DEVON MANAGING EDITOR
OKANOGAN - Okanogan County Treasurer Leah McCormack would like to remind all taxpayers that last half property taxes and irrigation assessments are due or must be
postmarked by Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. If unpaid, interest and penalties will start accruing on Thursday, Nov. 1, according to the treasurer. Those mailing their taxes or assessments are asked to send their payment to: Okanogan County Treasurer P.O. Box 111
Okanogan, WA 98840. If paying by credit card, go to: www.officialpayments.com or call 1-800272-9829 and be sure to have the jurisdiction number, 5633, tax amount, and parcel number (s) you are paying. At this time, they do not accept credit/debit cards in the treasurer’s office.
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THE TOWN CRIER Vote for emergency services, schools Oroville area voters are being asked to approve two levies in the upcoming November Presidential Election, both are worthy of your consideration. The first is the replacement of the six-year Emergency Services District levy of 25 cents per $1000 in assessed property evaluation. Those who live in town (Oroville Emergency Medical Service) and those who live outside of town but within the school district (Rural Emergency Medical Service), are being asked to tax themselves at the same rate as the previous six-year levy which will soon expire. This is the EMS levy that pays for the ambulance service and helps to replace one costly ambulance every five or six years. Everyone knows how important our ambulance service is when minutes count. If you haven’t had the need for our local, well-trained volunteer EMTs and ambulance drivers, perhaps one of your family members or friends has. Nearly everyone in town knows someone whose life has been saved by getting immediate first aid and transportation to the hospital due to a heart attack or other medical condition, or because of an accident at home or on the road. It’s a no brainer, the people of Oroville and Out of the surrounding area get much more than what they pay for when they approve this levy. My Mind They get professional service from people who Gary A. DeVon care because the ambulance is staffed by welltrained EMTs who are much more than that, they are your friends and neighbors. They are people who care about you because they are doing more than just a job, they are giving back to their community. They need, and we need, the best training and equipment we can reasonably provide them. Hard times or good, our “yes” vote to replace the outgoing 25 cents per thousand is not to much to ask to help keep our families, friends and neighbors safe. The Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune wholeheartedly endorses approval of this levy. The second levy that involves Oroville area voters who live within the school district is the levy to replace the elementary school roof. The roof has not been very good since the building got a major remodel more than 20 years ago. After fighting with contractors who never did correct their mistakes and eventually told the district to take them to court, the school district has done what they can to make the best of a bad situation by repairing it on their own. However, the roof has been plagued by leaks, especially in the primary end. Our kids, teachers and staff shouldn’t have to put up with waterfalls in the classroom. We need to provide safe, healthy learning environments for our kids. Replacing the roof by approving this $1.2 million capital levy over three years will go a long ways toward doing that. This will bring in about $400,000 each year at 66 cents/$1000. As Supt. Steve Quick wrote here last week, even combined with the M&O Levy, the rate within the Oroville School District ($2.46+$.66=$3.12) will still be lower than that for the Tonasket ($3.77), Omak ($3.41) and Okanogan School Districts ($6.05) when you add their levies and bond indebtedness. This levy does asks for some additional sacrifice on our part and doesn’t do all that needs to be done at both buildings, but it has been one need that can no longer go unaddressed. The G-T asks voters to consider our community’s future and support our elementary students – students who outscored most of the state average in reading and math – and vote “yes.”
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR G-T worthy reflection of community Dear Editor, You and your staff at the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune are worthy recipients of the first place award you were given by the WNPA. Knowing the time you have spent as a concerned and involved community leader and editor, this award recognized accomplishments you and your paper have been performing for years. No matter the size of a newspaper publication, the importance to the community reflects the integrity and enthusiasm of the editor and staff. Be proud of your reflection. Jeanne Fischer Rocklin, Calif.
Parents watch your kids Dear Editor, I thought I bought the perfect house when I got one on a dead end street next to the school. Three bedroom, two bath, fenced back yard. For three years I’ve had nothing but destruction, littering, jumping over my fence to my back yard, teasing my dog, the list goes on and on. This usually happens during the high school football games. I would love to go to the game but can’t because I have to stay home and try to protect my house the best I can. I blame the parents more than the kids. I know a lot of parents let their kids go to the game without them. So how about doing your job and teaching your kids some respect? Cheryl McKinsey Tonasket
EMS Levy passage important Dear Gary, In the upcoming general election you will find two levy requests of 25 cents per thousand from the Rural Emergency Medical Service and the City of Oroville Emergency Medical Service. These are the two agencies responsible for providing ambulance service to the Oroville area. These are not new taxes but a continuation, at the same rate, of the levy which is expiring after six years. This is the lowest rate per thousand of any EMS district in Okanogan County. This levy is necessary to make up the difference between the receipts and the expenses each year and to buy a new ambulance every five or six years. Rural EMS covers everything in the Oroville School district outside of the city limits of Oroville. Inside the city limits is covered by the Oroville EMS District. It is important to pass these levies to maintain our level of service and keep our equipment current. Monte Drummond Rural EMS Director
No candidates ‘invited’ A candidate for a local political position called me this past week asking me how she had missed the invite to present at our last Oroville Chamber meeting. I assured her that out of the six local candidates that presented, none of them had been “invited” by the chamber. The chamber did not pick and choose which candidates to have present. The six were there because they had contacted the chamber sometime in the previous two months asking for an opportunity to address the chamber and we set the October meeting as the time any such candidate could choose to attend and share. Clyde Andrews Interim President Oroville Chamber of Commerce
A commissioner for all I am writing this in support of Commissioner Don (Bud) Hover for re-election. Having worked directly for the Okanogan County Commissioners for 20 years I
can tell you that Bud is a dedicated and honest commissioner. He is not only knowledgeable, but takes action at various levels of government fighting for the issues that concern the citizens of the county. In addition, he is an excellent manager of the county’s finances. The fairness of his decisions is unsurpassed and he has been instrumental in reducing the number of lawsuits stemming from unfair personnel practices. He truly is a commissioner for all the people not just a select few. I urge you to cast your vote for Bud. Brenda Crowell Omak
Hover a man of his word Dear Editor, This election is one of the most important decisions that all residents of Okanogan County must make. Ballots are coming out to residents this week. This letter is to voice our support in re-electing Bud Hover to Okanogan County Commissioner for District 2. Since he took office in 2005, we have watched him enthusiastically endeavor to understand the broad range of complexities that our county faces. When he speaks on key issues, it is obvious that he has a firm knowledge and clear understanding of all aspects of county government, not only land use issues, but how the economic recession has affected the county budget, the importance of conservative fiscal responsibility, how to provide ongoing services without sacrificing public safety and how to move the county government in a positive direction. As an incumbent, the experience has has gained and the relationships he has developed with key Senate, Congressional and local legislators, we believe are an invaluable advantage for the county. We have been highly impressed with Bud’s honesty and integrity along with the ability to make sound decisions after considering and weighing all sides of any issue against the consequences and long term needs of our county. Our citizens have always come first and foremost. The commissioner we want to represent us during these difficult times is one with experience, a proven record of fiscal responsibility, competent in articulating his position to a variety of audiences and one who will seriously consider the long term affects to all of us in one way or another. Bud is not afraid to advocate for positive changes and continue to keep our values and lifestyles with our best interest at heart, even if unpopular to some. Bud will continue to fight for our independent freedoms and constitutional rights as he has for the past eight years. He is a man of his word. Join us in voting for Bud Hover, Commissioner, District 2. Thank you, Mary Lou Peterson Oroville Mike Bourn Oroville
Hover has our back Dear Editor, I find it interesting how some people can say things that just aren’t supported by the facts. During the campaign I have heard people saying “that’s what I heard” instead of “that’s what I know”. What I know is that Bud Hover works hard for us. He takes on the state and federal agencies when they make decisions that work against us in Okanogan County.
He’s not afraid to sit down in their offices and tell them to their face what they’re doing wrong, and what they need to do to fix it. He is willing to take the fight to Olympia or to D.C. and he always has our back. Bud has fought for the outfitters in the Methow by working to keep our outfitting areas from being taken over by the expansion of the National Parks. I know that Bud supports the kids in our county both his and ours. He has fought for money from congress for our schools and roads and has brought millions of dollars back to Okanogan County. This is money that would otherwise come directly out of our county tax base, a tax base that gets smaller because of programs initiated by the state and federal agencies. It is only right that they make up for the loss and pay for their fair share for the land they manage in our county. Bud gets that and he works hard to insure our county is treated fairly and that it’s people’s rights are respected. Bud gets the job done for all of us. That’s why I’m voting for Bud Hover for Okanogan County Commissioner. Aaron Lee Burkhart Winthrop
Taking credit where not due Dear Editor, As someone who stays active on issues within our county, I am disappointed when an elected official I have supported and voted for takes credit for other people’s hard work and accomplishments. Throughout his campaign, Commissioner Hover has claimed that the success of the heavy-haul industrial corridor designation on State Route 97 in Oroville and the resulting jobs were due to his leadership. In truth, Commissioner Hover was recently forced to admit that he in fact had very little to do with the heavy-haul industrial corridor and the resulting jobs. His role was merely in the form of ‘support.’ He did not even bother to contact our legislators. Sen. Bob Morton deserves the credit for the heavy-haul designation and the resulting jobs at Oroville Re-Man and Re-Load. Commissioner Hover is also taking credit for ‘working hard’ to revise the original 5,000 page County Comprehensive Plan down to the current 43 page document. I have been involved in that process for four years now at the expense of my family and can attest to the fact that Commissioner Hover fought against the citizens of Okanogan County every step of the way. The current Comprehensive Plan is the result of countless citizens’ volunteer efforts and time from both sides of the political aisle; not our salaried commissioner’s. Commissioner Hover was ready to sign the original 5,000 page GMA document that would govern our land without even having thoroughly read it. Ray Campbell has my vote for Okanogan County Commissioner, District 2. Trinity Stucker Tonasket Editor’s Note: As noted in last week’s edition, this was the final week to write Letters to the Editor endorsing or opposing candidates and/or ballot issues. This allows the candidates themselves, or their appointed representatives, one last chance to respond to any new claim that has been voiced against them on this opinion page in prior issues (see our Green Editions at www.gazette-tribune.com to read past issues). For example, one letter writer this week writes that Candidate Don “Bud” Hover has taken credit for helping to get approval of the heavy haul route
from the Canadian border to the railhead at Oroville that is not due him. Hover, or one of his selected representatives, may chose to respond to that charge next week or about his involvement in the county’s attempt to draft a new Comp. Plan to replace the fourdecades-old one. I’d like to point out that many people were involved in supporting the heavy haul corridor and there is lots of credit to go around. This includes Sen. Morton, but shouldn’t neglect Mark Bordwell, who was General Manager for Canadianowned Gorman Brother’s Oroville Reload and Reman at the time. He really got the ball rolling, and Chris Branch, Oroville’s Director of Community and Economic Development, picked up the ball under the direction of the City of Oroville and ran with it, working and testifying on Oroville’s behalf. The commissioners actively supported it, especially then Position 3 Commissioner, Mary Lou Peterson, from this district, This newspaper also wrote several articles about the value of a heavy haul corridor and strongly endorsed it editorially. We’ve had a pretty good mix of endorsements of various candidates for local office, especially in the races for county commissioner and Okanogan County PUD board. All the letters, including the one above have been thought-provoking and a valuable means for people to participate in the election process and I’m grateful for their inclusion in the G-T. G.D.
Romney a shape shifter Dear Gary, The morphable, shape-shifting, double-faced, ash pants, Pinocchio style Romney just might take the grand prize. If enough people who don’t care about facts vote for him, he will be our commander and thief. If he could just make the low life, lazy 47 percent (150 million Americans!) accountable, what a better life we can all have. The real sad thing is that a good chunk of his supporters are part of the 150 million he disdains so much. Come on folks, don’t be stupid, he means some of you! He’s not worried about health care for the millions of uninsured, he is concerned about wealth care for the upper crust. He is so vague on his policies because they will scrape bottom. Stimulate small business? Lower minimum wage. Reduce the deficit? Get rid of Earned Income Credits and Child Tax Credits for struggling families. Strengthen the military? Start a war, a real “good” one with multiple countries involved. Haliburton deserves their billions and billions created by the war machine, don’t ya think? There is plenty of American blood to go around. All capable men 18 to 53 years old are registered for the draft. That’s a lot of soldiers if needed. And as par, the rich kids will be exempt. The morning after election night, if Romney is victorious, he can wake up and say “I’m a real boy!” Thanks much, Dan Dixon Oroville
No more Good Ol’ Boys Dear Editor, As taxpayers, we would like to believe that when we elect our commissioner, they would do their job and take fiscal respon-
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THE TOWN CRIER Everyone needs to get involved to make changes. So, when you go to vote for new commissioners, vote for change. Vote for the ones who are not part of the “Good Ol’ Boys’ Club”. Vote for the ones who believe in fairness and loyalty. As it stands today, it appears there is no loyalty unless you are part of the “Good Ol’ Boys’ Club.” Aby and Kally Berlinger Oroville
What’s your answer? Dear Editor, It’s been awhile since this old coffee drinker, poured a cup of the ‘witches brew’ and shared some thoughts that have been rattling around in this head of mine. But, a few months ago I wrote something about our nation’s moral decadence and
sibility and pay attention to how our money is being spent. We all work very hard to get ahead, and when our money is wasted by elected officers who do not pay attention, it’s time to change the players. My husband was hired as plans examiner for the county building department in July 2008. In the first six months your tax money was used to train and certify him for this position. In return, he was a loyal and committed employee to you, the tax payer. His performance reviews were good with no complaints and good customer service, etc. While employed as a plans examiner, he also served as a building inspector. He did between 35-40 inspections, both commercial and residential, for the county and for the cities of Tonasket and Oroville. Because he also speaks three languages, he was able to communicate and help in this area and assist other departments who needed an unofficial interpreter. In September 2011 he was laid off due to the economy. On June 19, 2012 the head of the building department announced in a commissioner’s meeting that one of the inspectors would be retiring at the end of July 2012 and that they would need to fill this position possibly in the spring of 2013. The person wanted for that position would need experience. (My husband had three years, two month’s experience in that department alone). They would need to be a plans examiner and building inspector. My husband has what they were looking for. After all, he had done the job for three years there. On June 20, 2012 a job was posted for building inspector. My husband applied and was bypassed for the position that he had been doing (and was trained for with your tax money) for three years.
We asked for a meeting with the commissioners and director to ask why he was not returned to the building department. We were told, “the team felt another applicant was better qualified” and they needed “someone who could hit the floor running.” We were also told that the new hire had five certificates that the state paid for, which was another winning factor for his employment. While my husband was employed with the county, he asked the department head if he could further his education, at his own expense, for more certifications. He was told no, he had all he needed, and if he had more certificates, the county would be responsible to renew them, but the county could not afford it. That means that when this person’s five certificates come up for renewal, even though he doesn’t need them for his job, the county will be responsible to renew those certificates at county expense. This is truly not a case where the new hire had more experience or knowledge. If it was, fair enough; the most skilled wins. This is a case of a county officer choosing an “acquaintance”, a long-time friend of the previous department head and possibly a friend of his own family. Whatever the case may be the director and commissioners allowed the department head to waste thousands of your tax dollars and leave a well-trained man sitting on unemployment who had been employed doing the exact job and hiring to satisfy a personal agenda. The new hire is a longtime and well-known resident of the Methow. (By the way, the head of the department is also a longtime and well-known resident of the Methow). According to the director, the new hire has a lot of construction knowledge and has received his
certificate through a state Labor and Industries program and no doubt is a skilled person, but he has not been a plans examiner or employed as a building inspector. Nor has he worked for the county. All the tax money put into training my husband in the first six months of his employment = approximately $17,000; 13 months of county tax money for his unemployment (and still paying) = approximately $22,000. The next six months training the new hire = approximately $15,000. Lack of fiscal responsibility from the director and commissioners = Priceless. As commissioners and director, it is their responsibility to obtain truthful information from the department heads and to know who is on unemployment from the county. When a position becomes available in a department, the director should inform the commissioners that tax dollars are paying for that unemployed person. If that person has the qualifications to fill the available position, would it not make sense to get them back to work serving the county and taxpayer money? The only reason for a “proper” hiring process to have been done was simply to cover someone’s behind. The applicants, other than my husband, did not even meet the publicly-requested minimum standards. Sadly, this points to evidence that the new hire may have been selected before the interviews. Another waste of money. It is time for the “Good Ol’ Boys’ Club” in this county to be broken apart. It is time to hire and elect the people who show loyalty to you, the taxpayer. This is only our story as to how approximately $54,000 in tax money has been wasted. I am sure there are several stories out there that would tell us how much more is being wasted.
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okanogan valley life A beautiful time of year Another month almost finished and what a beautiful time of the year. Although we have not had frost, (at our house) the bushes and trees are beginning to take on beautiful intense colors, in the area. My mom’s birthday was on Oct. 16, and for many years we always took her for a drive to view the changing colors and she would make sandwiches, an apple pie and a thermos of coffee and that would be our last picnic of the year. Sometimes we’d use a tree stump for our table and sometimes we had to eat inside the car, depending on the quality of the weather. That was a special day for her and us. After a long absence of playing pinochle with our friends, the Curtis’s and Hirst’s, we finally found a night when all three men were well enough (and out of the hospital) to play. And it was just as much fun as it had been before. I supposed that by now some group would have stepped up to be in charge of the Community Bazaar, but if it has happened, I haven’t heard of it. That was a happening that had been going on for a lot of years. I used to always have a table. One year I made quite a lot of money selling decorated, empty boxes. And too, folks always looked forward to Lucille Thornton and her pretty pot holders that she sold for 50 cents. Al Robinson, you’d better check your guns more carefully. Big guns
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When a class has reached its minimum enrollment (or more) we are happy to take latecomers. On Thursday, Oct. 25 in Tonasket, Roger Castelda will teach “Don’t Put it Off.” It’s the who, what, why, where and how of having your estate in order. You will learn why you need a will, and other absolutely necessary documents. Protect your assets and keep your family safe. You are invited to participate in this important class, Submitted
It has been getting cold out there lately, if you come in to the Aerie and use the beer garden please donate to the propane fund. Last Sunday there was no breakfast due to a lack of volunteers. The Auxiliary gets the majority of their funds from food sales for Friday night burgers and Sunday morning breakfast. Please help your Auxiliary be able to help our community youth by volunteering to help on Friday or Oroville School News Friday, Oct. 26: Cross Country @ 1B/2B Regionals (Ellensburg) 1 p.m.; Football vs. Bridgeport 7 p.m. (Homecoming Senior Night) Saturday, Oct. 27: Girls Soccer @ District Play-in (if necessary) TBA Monday, Oct. 29: Volleyball vs. Liberty Bell (Senior Night) 5 p.m.; JV Football @ Tonasket 5:30 p.m.; School Board Meeting 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30: Girls Soccer @ District Playoff (if necessary) TBA Wednesday, Oct. 31: Halloween; Community Volleyball 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1: Volleyball League Crossover TBA Tonasket School News
can knock you on your posterior and they make your shoulder lots more sore than when you were t we nt y, don’t they? We had business in Okanogan again last week and while there had lunch at a place c a l l e d Wallwebber THIS & THAT soup and sandwich Joyce Emry shop and they said they’d been there five years. They don’t advertise but word of mouth must keep folks coming in, as it was very busy and the food was excellent. They don’t have waitresses and use disposable table service, cutting down on extra help and dad, mom and daughter operate the place, very efficiently. The potato soup was excellent! A most peaceful sight to look at is a green pasture with several head of black angus cows scattered about. Happy Day! Only 11 more days until this election business will be over. No, I guess it will never be really over, as campaigning starts for the next term, immediately. If someone finds a metal cane, maybe in Omak, Okanogan or Oroville, it might belong to Clayton Emry, as the sticker indi-
cates. We’d appreciate having it back. I bought the “Trick or Treat” candy, but usually we don’t have many kids stop by. I always buy something we like...and sometimes we eat it all and have to buy more before the day comes around. I probably did it again as it is still a week away. Our two son-in-laws just couldn’t stand all the attention their father-in-law had been getting with hospitals and doctors, so each took a turn. Lance Haney had a puzzling ailment that affected him, similar to mumps, causing a (fat) jaw, and he was sent to Wenatchee for further consultation, and hopefully in six weeks when he returns for further assessment it will be all gone. Art Hansen, the other son, had a painful knee that didn’t require extensive surgery, but hurt just the same, is having a few days off work to recoup. Both are, perhaps just getting a taste of what is yet to come in “these Golden years”. Have you gotten your flu shot? Last Friday the Lawson’s and friends got back into the swing of things and played music at the Senior Center for those having birthdays in the month of October. A blend of Canadians and Americans making music together, and having a good time while doing it. Thanks folks! Lunch with Gary and Shirley Roberts was made extra special one day last week, as another
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Okanogan Dark Skies, Landlord and Tenant Law, or earn your American Heart Association certified First Aid/CPR card with the First Aid/CPR class. There are four additional classes in November and we’ll talk about them in the next Learning Tree. Remember, Ellen is in the NVCS office to help you with all you need to know about any class. Call her at (509) 476-2011. You can also register online at www. northvalleycommunityschools. com or contact by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
even at the last minute! November classes are coming up. See information on the Processing of Gold Ore in the Bulletin Board. During the month you can also Make Your Own Laundry Soap, learn about
TONASKET EAGLES Sunday. Call the bar at 486-2299 to leave your name and number so someone can call you. We also need volunteers for Friday Night Bingo. Coming up this weekend we are having our annual Halloween Party at the Aerie. It is a potluck starting at 6 p.m. There are cash prizes for costumes. There will
SCHOOL NEWS & MENUS Friday, Oct. 26: Football @ Chelan 7 p.m.; Cross Country @ 1A District 6/7 Championships (Wenatchee) 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27: Girls Soccer @ Cashmere 1:30 p.m.; Volleyball @ Cashmere 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30: Girls Soccer District Playoff TBA Thursday, Nov. 1: PTO Meeting (Elementary School) 6 p.m.
be Valley Band afterward at 8 p.m. Coming up on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., we are having our 2nd Annual Chili Cook Off. Come on in and sign up now to participate. Pinochle scores from last Sunday are: 1st - Julie Hovland, 2nd - Wanda Sutherland, Low Score - Gladys Fifer, Last Pinochle - Deb Kral and Ken Hovland. We wish anyone who is ill a speedy recovery to good health. God bless you all, the Biggest Little Eagles in the state. Oroville/Tonasket School Menus Friday, Oct. 26: Grilled Chicken on a Whole Grain Bun, Corn on the Cob, Fruit and Veggie Bar. Monday, Oct. 29: Country Fried Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Seasoned Corn, Fruit and Veggie Bar Tuesday, Oct. 30: Garden Chef Salad w/Egg and Crackers, Whole Wheat Dinner Roll, Seasoned Zucchini, Fruit and Veggie Bar. Wednesday, Oct. 31: Tony’s Cheese Pizza on Whole Wheat, Seasoned Broccoli, Fruit and Veggie Bar. Thursday, Nov. 1: Chinese Chicken and Pineapple, Lo Mein Noodles, Oriental Blend Vegetables, Fruit and Veggie Bar.
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A presidential election is almost upon us. But if you have young children or grandchildren, you know what’s really important this week is Butterfingers, not ballots, and Pop Rocks, not the popular vote. Yes, it’s Halloween time again, which means you’ll see plenty of witches and vampires scurrying around. You’ll no doubt find these characters more amusing than frightening, but you don’t have to look far to find things that are a bit more alarming — such as these scary investment moves: Paying too much attention to the headlines — Some headlines may seem unnerving, but don’t abandon your investment strategy just because the news of the day appears grim.
Chasing “hot” investments — You can get “hot” investment tips from the talking heads on television, your next-door neighbor or just about anybody. But even if the tip was accurate at one point, by the time you get to a “hot” investment, it may already be cooling down. And, even more importantly, it simply may not be appropriate for your individual risk tolerance and goals. Ignoring different types of investment risk — Most investors are aware of the risk of losing principal when investing in stocks. But if you shun stocks totally in favor of perceived “risk-free” investments, you’d be making a mistake because all investments carry some type of risk. For example, with fixed-income investments, including CDs and bonds, one risk you will encounter is inflation risk — the risk that your investment will provide you with returns that won’t even keep up with inflation and will, therefore, result in a loss of purchasing power over time. Another risk you will incur is interest-rate risk — the risk that new bonds will be issued at higher rates, driving down the price of your bonds. Bonds also carry the risk of default, though you can reduce this risk by sticking with bonds that receive the highest ratings from independent rating agencies.
Failing to diversify — If you only own one type of investment, and a market downturn affects that particular asset class, your portfolio could take a big hit. But by spreading your dollars among an array of vehicles, such as stocks, bonds and government securities, you can reduce the effects of volatility on your holdings. (Keep in mind, though, that diversification cannot guarantee profits or protect against loss.) Focusing on the short term — If you concentrate too much on short-term results, you may react to a piece of bad news, or to a period of extreme price gyrations, by making investment moves that are counterproductive to your goals. Furthermore, if you’re constantly seeking to instantaneously turn around losses, you’ll likely rack up fees, commissions and possibly taxes. Avoid all these hassles by keeping your eyes on the future and sticking to a long-term, personalized strategy. You can’t always make the perfect investment choices. But by steering clear of the “scary” moves described above, you can work toward your long-term goals and hopefully avoid some of the more fearsome results. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.
cousin, Betty (Engle) Garvey, Colville and her daughter, Jerry, Spokane, drove over for apples. The distance isn’t all that far, but we seldom get together. Shame on us! Have you drained your garden hoses? It’s getting about time to do that chore. If you aren’t in the mood to cook...here’s a “quickie” that is filling and pretty tasty. Cook the appropriate amount rice, put in a microwave safe dish. Open a can of chili and heat. Dump it on top of the rice, but don’t stir. Put grated cheese on top of chili, and put in microwave to melt the cheese. Top with chopped green onions and if you don’t have any of those on hand, use chopped onion. See how easy? A slice of toasted French bread is good for “a pusher”. Always have vanilla ice cream on hand and how about some hot fudge (in a squirt bottle), of course, to make an elegant dessert? And you could get real fancy and add a maraschino cherry. What a success the benefit for Evelyn Frazier was with so many friends and family turning out to help her with expenses incurred during a lengthy illness. There is a lot to be said of small towns. People raised in the city are amazed at the love and concern shown to their neighbors when a function such as the above mentioned is so well attended, when often you don’t know who your next door neighbor is, when living in the city. Tom and Dorothy (Roberts) Wagner, Kenai, Alaska, were here visiting last week, staying with Gary and Shirley Roberts, while
By Audrey Holmes
There was a good turn out at the Hillside Apartments Community Room on Oct. 8 for the meeting. We can have the meetings there unless another member wants to volunteer their home occasionally. It is very pleasant and accessible with no stair to climb and centrally located. A thank you card was sent to Barbara Hansen who provided many tulip bulbs to be planted at the Triangle park, which has been done. D on n a Sy l v e s t e r, Horticulturalist, told us a great story about a porcupine. It grabbed her dog Lady and she went into the house and got a gun and shot it. There was
By Gai Wisdom
We will be celebrating the season this Saturday. Starting at 6 p.m. we will serve a Harvest Dinner. For $10 you get a meal consisting of roast pork, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, salads and dessert, and lots of great company. Buckshot will play at 9 p.m. and there will be a costume contest later in the evening. Come join your brother and sister Eagles for this yearly event. The Oroville Eagles, in conjunction with Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, will have a fund raising dinner and dessert aucBy Marianne Knight
Well, this week I think I will start off with the winners in the Pinochle games from the Molson Grange. I know you can hardly wait. The date was Oct. 8 the Ladies High went to Willie Penner and Dolly Engelbretson, the men’s High was Larry Smith, with the Low going to Ken Chaplin. Evelyn Dull was, Low and Ray Visser won the Traveling. This was the first week and there were 30 players. The second week went like this with 29 players (10/15/12). The High winners were Don Field and Delores Hogue. The Low winners were Doug Knight and Wilma Penner, with Ina Visser taking the Traveling. Make a trip to Molson and join the fun. The games start at 7 p.m. on Monday nights. Don’t
visiting Dorothy’s mother, Ellen Roberts and other family, in the area. You will find Susie Harnasch greeting you at the local dentist office, as she is now employed there as receptionist, not far from the job she held for many years at the medical clinic, but you really didn’t see her there as she was employed “behind the scene”. How pleased Lloyd Campbell would have been last Sunday as family and friends gathered at the Oroville Riverview Cemetery to bid him farewell and commit his ashes back to his creator, or as his Indian heritage says, “pass to the other side”. A simple ceremony was performed by the Rev. Turner and a second with traditional songs by Mike Retasket (from the tribe) with drum accompaniment. Lloyd was well known throughout the area as he had worked in various fields associated with the apple industry (esp. the Dryer) and custodial work for local businesses. He was always friendly with a ready smile. He and wife Betty were next door neighbors to my mom for many years and it was always comforting to know they were so near by, if she had an emergency. Over the past few years, Lloyd’s health had deteriorated, starting with a stroke that left him unable to speak, but he continued to smile, and using a note pad and pen to “talk”. His daughter Marlene, whom I hadn’t seen since she was just a little girl and was very ill, lives today through the generosity of her brother, Lloyd Jr. (now deceased) giving her one of his kidneys, 34 years ago. Foods, lots
of foods were served the many on hand at the American Legion Hall. How many of you have ever tasted Saskatoon berries with bitter root? Well, I hadn’t either, but I have now. I wouldn’t say it’s the best thing I ever ate but was another thing to put in my memory bank. We’re so glad to have known you Lloyd! The name Justin Peterson comes to our attention, once more. What a kid! Justin, now 12 years old, has raised almost $30,000 for the Honor Flight Program. He was recently awarded a $5,000 check from Safeco Insurance Co. to donate to the support program. He has been advanced to the National level competition and could win another $10,000 which would also go to the Honor Flight Program, if he should come out the winner. To vote for him on your computer type http:/promoshq.wildfireapp. com/website/6/contests/2996757. This will lead you to the directions on how to vote. Justin lives in Chewelah, Wash.. but we in Oroville also like to take credit for him, because he comes from the Koepke and Peterson families, and all of them have a right to be so proud of him. What were you doing when you were 12 years old? To you who aren’t familiar with the Honor Flight Program, it is a free trip for World War II Vets to go to Washington D. C. and visit the War Memorials. My husband had the pleasure of going, before he got sick. Others that I know of include Dean Brazle, Harry Stockwell and Hank Allen. The government doesn’t pay for this. It is by donations.
TONASKET GARDEN CLUB
Ideas were put forth by Wendy to see some our own canned goods and also some small baskets with country items. House plant starters were suggested. It was suggested and approved that we participate in providing food to sell at the Winter Fest at the grade school for Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. Soon it will be time to get decorated Christmas bags ready and decorated from the Assisted Living residents and include ziplock bags full of Christmas goodies and fill the bags with various fruits. We encourage guests and new members. The number to call for time and place is (509) 223-3427. The next meeting will be at the Hillside Apartments at 1:30 p.m.
another one in a tree. Discussion was made about the old swimming pool and Harriet Stangland reported that a water feature may have to replace it, if more grants weren’t offered to build a new pool. During the holiday season there are plans to sell tickets on a bird feeder with seeds included and a bird house. We stressed the importance of having a “Country Store” at our clubs spring District meeting on June 11, 2013.
EAGLEDOM AT WORK tion for Pat and Beth Sutton on Nov. 3rd. Beth is in Seattle for treatment for a very serious illness. Please turn out and help your neighbors in this worthy 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. Remember our Aerie meetings
HILLTOP COMMENTS forget your snacks to share. Speaking of a Molson Grange activity, this years Harvest Supper is on Oct. 27, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. The Grange will furnish the meat. You bring a side dish, salad or a dessert. Tell your friends and come and meet some new friends. This is also Grange Booster Night. There will be activities and door prizes. This will be a fun night for all. Don’t forget to bring a friend and a side dish. Also on Oct. 27, the Chesaw Tavern will be having their annual Halloween Costume Party. Join in the fun and have a good time. The Knob Hill Home
are the first and third Tuesdays of every month and the Auxiliary meetings are the second and fourth Tuesdays at 7 p.m. We have a joint meeting on the first Tuesday a 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 is Steak Night, Meat Draw, and karaoke with Chuck Wilder. 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. Economics Club will host their annual Christmas Bazaar on Nov. 3, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lots of homemade items, jewelry, dried flowers and lots of cards. The Country Kitchen will be open for food, drinks and baked goods. Vendors are welcome (however, we can not permit outside food and beverages.) Tables are available for a donation of $10. Call Marianne Knight at (509) 485-2103. We finally have a date and time for the Fire Starter Class at Eden Valley Guest Ranch. It is scheduled for Nov. 14 at 10 a.m. Contact Dolly Engelbretson at (509) 476-3336 or Marianne at (509) 486-2103. All you need is some pine cones, wax, and old crayons and a basket or small box for the finished starters. Bring and item for a potluck lunch. Until next week.
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Local Food Banks OROVILLE – The Oroville food bank operates every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., excluding holidays, in the basement of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. For more information, call Jeff Austin at 476-3978 or Sarah Umana at 4762386. The Food Bank is looking for donations going into the holiday season. The food bank shelves are pretty empty now. 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.
John Philips Performance OROVILLE - John Philips will share a variety of his musical talents at Esther Bricques Winery tonight, Oct. 25. He is also one of the artists whose work is currently galleried at Esther Bricques’ tasting room. John Philip’s oil paintings are joined by Dan Hulphers’ wood and metal sculptural pieces. Doors open at 6 p.m. Light refreshments are available. Esther Bricques Winery is located at 42 Swanson Mill Road, Oroville. For more information, please call the winery at (509) 476-2861.
OCSRA Meeting OKANOGAN – Okanogan County School Retirees Association meets at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 26 at the Cariboo Inn, 233 Queen Street, Okanogan. Nick Schultz, President-Elect of Washington State School Retirees’ Association, is the guest speaker. For more information call (509) 422-3393.
Halloween Carnival and Haunted Hallway OROVILLE – The 3rd Annual Halloween Carnival and Haunted Hallway is being held Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Oroville Elementary
Gym from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Lots of fun and prizes.
Harvest Supper MOLSON – The annual Molson Grange Harvest Supper is being held Saturday, Oct. 27 at 6:30 p.m. The Grange will furnish the meat. Bring a side dish, salad or dessert. All are welcome to come and enjoy old friends and meet new friends. Come to Molson and help celebrate.
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.
Haunted Hayride OROVILLE – A spooktacular Haunted Hayride will take place at Taber’s Taste of Summer, Highway 97 North, on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Local Cub Scouts will be serving hot dogs. Bring a non-perishable food item for the food bank. For more information call Cindy DeVon at (509) 476-4444.
Oroville Eagles Harvest Dinner OROVILLE – The Oroville Eagles will hold their annual Harvest Dinner on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dinner will include roast pork, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, french bread, sides and dessert. Kids 8 and under eat free. Music by Buckshot will start at 9 p.m. along with an adult costume contest. This event is for members and their guests.
A Spooktacular Evening OROVILLE – A Spooktacular evening will be held at The Plaza on Saturday, Oct. 27 9 p.m. to
close. Enjoy music, drink specials, and a costume party with prizes for first, second and third. Judging will be held at 10:30 p.m. For more information call (509) 476-2664.
Final Farmer’s Market OROVILLE – Don’t miss this last opportunity to visit the Oroville Farmer’s Market, Saturday, Oct. 27 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Purchase art, crafts, tamales, fabulous fresh produce and home baked goods. 3:11 may perform and the provided terrific music two weeks ago. All of this at the Oroville Public Library. Call (509) 476-2662 for information.
Book Signing OMAK – ‘A Wrong Number’ written by David Eggert, Omak, has just been released. David Eggert will be at the Cornershelf Bookstore in downtown Omak on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a book signing.
First Aid/CPR Class OROVILLE – First Aid and CPR Class will be held on Oct. 29, 30 and 31, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Oroville Elementary School library. Bring a pillow the first night. For information call Ben Hylton (509) 223-3412, leave message.
OCCAC Board Meeting OKANOGAN – The Okanogan County Community Action Council Board of Directors will hold their regular Board Meeting Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 5:15 p.m. at Community Action, 424 S. 2nd, Okanogan. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
Downtown Trick or Treat OROVILLE
Treat Downtown Oroville on Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at participating businesses. Register at the Camaray Motel for a costume contest.
Trick or Treat at NVH TONASKET – Make Halloween a fun, sage and happy time by bringing your kids to Trick-orTreat at North Valley Assisted Living, 118 S. Whitcomb, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31. Stop by from hot drink and goodies.
Monster Prom Come to the Monster Prom for all ages at the Community Cultural Center of Tonasket on Oct. 31! Join for a spooky good time - Haunted House, Games, Prizes, Treats. Stories, Pictures and more! Little kids’ events that are not too spooky will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Live music until 11p.m. Admission: a non-perishable food donation to Tonasket’s Food Bank. The Community Cultural Center is located at 411 Western Ave in Tonasket. Call 486-1328 or check our website at www. communityculturalcenter.org for more information.
Processing of Gold Ores OROVILLE – Imagine seeing gold actually being poured! In this two session class, Processing of Gold Ores with Gold Pour, you will learn how metals are extracted from metal-rich minerals. You will explore the fundamentals of the metallurgical processing of gold-bearing ores, the crushing, grinding, particle sizing and flotation. The second session you will tour the Kettle River mill in Republic and watch a gold pour. Taught by Cortney Gill, metallurgist at Kinross Mine, this educational adventure is on Thursday, Nov. 1 and Monday Nov. 5. Call Ellen at 476-2011 for specifics and to register or go online to www.northvalleycommunity-
Annual Auction Sale ELLISFORDE - The annual auction sale for the Whitestone/ Ellisforde Church of the Brethren Women’s Fellowship will be held on Nov. 2, Friday, at the Whitestone Church, 575 Loomis/ Oroville Hwy, Tonasket. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the auction will begin at 7 p.m. There will be handwork (pillowcases, dishtowels, tablecloths, etc.), baked goods and candies up for auction. There will be refreshments by donation. Everyone is invited and urged to come. Proceeds will go to mission projects, including Mission Aviation Fellowship, Heifer Project and Disaster Ministries, and help maintain kitchen supplies for the two churches. For further information call (509) 223-3152 or email eholmes@ swift-stream.com.
Benefit Dinner OROVILLE – A spaghetti dinner, dessert auction with a money tree will be held at the Oroville Eagles on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 6 p.m. to Beth and Pat Sutton to help defer medical expenses. This event is in conjunction with Thrivent Financial. All donations are welcome. Call (509) 476-2926 for more information.
4-H Achievement Awards Banquet RIVERSIDE – Families, members, leaders and friends of 4-H are invited to the 2012 4-H Achievement Awards Banquet on Saturday, Nov. 3 at Mt. Olive Grange Hall in Riverside from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Bring a delicious potluck dish. This banquet is hosted by Okanogan County 4-H Teen Leaders. The teens ask everyone to bring a dessert or crafted item for auctioning. For more information call the 4-H office at (509) 422-7245.
U.M.C. Bazaar & Spaghetti Luncheon OROVILLE – The Oroville United Methodist Church will have their annual Bazaar and Spaghetti Luncheon on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Community Coat Closet OROVILLE – The Fourth Annual Community Coat Closet, (warm winter coats from children and adults) will be held Saturday, Nov. 3 at The Depot Museum, 1210 Ironwood, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This event is sponsored by Oroville Royal Neighbors of America, Sterling Bank and community donations.
Annual Dinner and Fund Raiser TONASKET – U.S. Armed Forces Legacy in Tonasket will be having an open house on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Then at the Tonasket Eagles starting at 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. there will be dinner served. Live and silent auctions will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. All proceeds will go towards the finishing touches and a paved parking lot and foot bridge over Bonaparte Creek. For donations contact the Legacy site or the Eagles Lodge that day.
Christmas Bazaar TONASKET – The Tonasket Garden Club is one of the sponsors for the Junior Women’s Club Christmas Bazaar at the elementary school in Tonasket on Nov. 30 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m,. Friday and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Non-profit tables are free. There is a lot of spacious room left. The Garden Club will be serving food and free gift wrapping. Tables can be reserved now by calling Nancy Enlow at (509) 486-2207 or Lola Burton at (509) 486-1024.
Thrills, Chills, Frights & Fun The Kuhler Bar & Grill Halloween Party TONASKET – Halloween Costume Party on Sat., Oct. 27. Enjoy music by North Half starting at 9 p.m. Good times!
Sat. 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.
Downtown Trick or Treat OROVILLE – Trick or Treat Downtown Oroville on Wed., Oct. 31 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at participating businesses. Register at the Camaray Motel for a costume contest.
Halloween Carnival and Haunted Hallway OROVILLE – The 3rd Annual Halloween Carnival and Haunted Hallway is being held Sat., Oct. 27 at the Oroville Elementary Gym from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Lots of fun and prizes.
Tonasket Eagles Halloween Party TONASKET – The Tonasket Eagles will have their Halloween Party on
Spooktacular Huanted Hayride OROVILLE - ReMax Lake &
Country and Taber’s Taste of Summer annual Haunted Hayride on Sat., Oct 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. Local Boy Scouts will be selling hot dogs! Please bring a non-perishable food item for our local food bank.
The Plaza OROVILLE - A Spooktacular Evening Oct. 27 at 9 p.m. to close. Music provided by a DJ. Costume Party and prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd. Judging at 10:30 p.m.
Oroville Eagles Harvest Dinner OROVILLE - Annual Harvest dinner on Sat., Oct. 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. Music by Buckshot at 9 p.m. Adult Costume Contest at 9 p.m. Members and guests. North Valley Hospital and North Valley Assisted Living TONASKET - Trick or Treat on Wednesday, Oct. 31 at North Valley Hospital at 203 S. Western from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Stop by North Valley Assisted Living from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at 118 S. Whitcomb for hot drinks and goodies!
Members and Guests
Sat., Oct. 27th, 2012 Dinner 6 pm to 8 pm.
ROAST PORK SANDWICHES
with Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Corn, French Bread, Sides & Dessert Dinner: $10 Kids 8 & Under Eat FREE Music by
at 9 p.m.
Adult Costume Contest at 9pm
Evening Oct.27th 9pm to close
Have A Happy Halloween!
Make Halloween a fun, safe and happy time for your kids and they’ll carry on the tradition that you taught them to their own families some day!
TRICK OR TREAT Wednesday, Oct. 31
at North Valley Assisted Living 118 S. Whitcomb., Tonasket 5:30-7pm Stop by for Hot Drinks & Goodies!
North Valley Hospital District 203 S. Western Ave., Tonasket 509-486-2151 www.nvhospital.org
Drink Specials & Costume Party Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd Judging at 10:30pm 1412 Main St. Oroville
Tonasket Eagles #3002 Aerie & Auxiliary
Sat., Oct. 27 6 to 9 p.m.
— Annual —
at the North Valley Hospital 203 S. Western Ave., Tonasket from 3:30 to 5:30pm
Haunted Hayride brought to you by
Lake and Country
Saturday, Oct. 27th
For info. call Cindy DeVon at 476-4444
1st, 2nd, 3rd Judging 10pm
• Judging at 10:00 • Potluck at 7pm • Bring your favorite dish • Karaoke by Linda
Members and Guests
Taber’s Taste of Location: Taber’s Taste of Summer - Hwy 97 N. 2 mi from Canadian Border
Local Cub Scouts
will be selling Hot Dogs!
Please bring a non-perishable food item for our local food bank.
Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune | october 25, 2012
obituaries Lloyd L. Campbell
Lloyd L. Campbell passed away Oct. 11, 2012 in Wenatchee. He was born May 2, 1934 to Patrick Riley and Cecilia Campbell in
Clinton, BC, Canada. Lloyd worked in apple orchards, packing sheds and the Valley Evaporating Co. He also worked as a janitor for FAO’s Restaurant and Prince’s store. Lloyd was known for being a backyard mechanic, working on cars and trucks. Lloyd and Betty were married on March 12, 1966. I always called Lloyd “My Little Big Man.” He is survived by is wife Betty, at home; children: Adeline VanBrunt, Marlene Morgan and John Abel; grandchildren: Jayma, Evelyn, Kyle, Kellsie, Corey Lund; five great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Joe Porter; sister, Lena Hoya and sons: Lloyd Jr. and Steve Abel. Memorial services were held Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, 2 p.m. at the Oroville Riverview Cemetery with Pastor Dwayne Turner offi-
ciating. Please share your memories of Lloyd by signing his online guest book at www.berghfuneralservice.com Bergh Funeral Service of Oroville/Tonasket in care of arrangements.
Robert Lester Schertenleib
Robert Lester Schertenleib passed away Oct. 18, 2012. Les was born Sept. 2, 1921 in Wauconda, to Robert Schertenleib and Lillian Thomason-Schertenleib. Les was raised in Wauconda, where he attended school until the sixth grade. He then quit school to help run the family farm. He married Edna G. Rounds Dec. 18, 1942. After they married, he and Edna farmed and ranched at Wauconda. Several years later he went to work in the timber industry while continuing to farm and ranch. Les was also a well known and respected road builder. He built many of the roads in the forests of Okanogan and Ferry counties. Les enjoyed fishing and camping with his children and grandchildren. Les was a self taught musician who loved to
sing. He played the harmonica, guitar, piano, banjo, violin and accordion. He favored “old time” songs and desired for these traditions to be passed down through the generations. Les was part of the generation who originally settled this area of our state. He possessed many experiences and stories that will be greatly missed by everyone who knew and loved him. Les was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Les is survived by his wife of 69 years, Edna; son, Marv (Karin) Schertenleib of Omak, great grandsons: Brandon and Blaine Braunschweig; son, Mel (Patty) Schertenleib of Tonasket, grandson Kasey (Samantha) Schertenleib of Pullman, greatgrandchildren Joyce and Daniel, grandson Kory (Stephanie) Schertenleib of Tonasket, great grandchildren Tyson and Kara, daughter Marcia (Steve)
Henneman of Wauconda, grandson Chad (Jamie) Henneman of Vanhorn, Texas, great-grandson Beau, granddaughter Lesli (Jeff) Koplin of Tonasket, greatgranddaughters Madison and Sydney; sisters Thelma Weber and Ruby Faught; brother, Cal Schertenleib. He was preceded in death by his mother and father; brothers: Stanton and Walter Schertenleib; sister, Therese Snyder; and one granddaughter, Stephanie Schertenleib-Braunschweig. A graveside service will be held at the Wauconda Cemetery on Friday Oct. 26, 2012 at 11 a.m. A dinner/fellowship will follow at the Wauconda Community Hall. In lieu of flowers, contributions in honor of Les can be made to the Wauconda Cemetery, 3 Summer Rd, Tonasket WA 98855 or the Wauconda Community Hall, PO Box 4, Wauconda, WA 98859.
Okanogan Valley Looking for artists for Church Guide benefit art show Do you have a Special Event or Special Person you want to honor at your church? To reserve this spot call Charlene at 476-3602 for details
OROVILLE Oroville Community Bible Fellowship
Sunday Service, 10:00 a.m. 923 Main St. • email@example.com Mark Fast, Pastor www.BrotherOfTheSon.com
Faith Lutheran Church
11th & Ironwood, Oroville • 476-2426 Sunday Worship 9:00 a.m. “O taste and see that the Lord is good!” Pastor Dan Kunkel • Deacon Dave Wildermuth
Immaculate Conception Parish
1715 Main Street Oroville 8:30 a.m. English Mass 1st Sunday of the Month Other Sundays at 10:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m. Spanish Mass every other Sun. Rev. David Kuttner • 476-2110
PC of G Bible Faith Family Church
476-3063 • 1012 Fir Street, Oroville SUNDAY: 7 a.m. Men’s Meeting 9:45 Sunday School (2-17 yrs) • Life Skills (18+) 10:45 Worship Service • Children’s Church (3-8 yrs) WEDNESDAY: 7 p.m. Bible Study (13+) Pastor Claude Roberts
Oroville United Methodist
908 Fir, Oroville • 476-2681 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 ofﬁce@orovillefmc.org
LOOMIS Loomis Community Church
Main Street in Loomis 9:45 a.m. Sunday School • 11 a.m. Worship Service Call for other events information • 509-223-3542 Pastor Vern Fenton firstname.lastname@example.org
Chesaw Community Bible Church
Nondenominational • Everyone Welcome Every Sunday 10:30 a.m. to Noon Pastor Duane Scheidemantle • 485-3826
Submitted by Rick Braman
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OROVILLE - The Friends of the Oroville Library are looking for artists to participate in the Fall 2012/Spring 2013 art show and gala event. As in past events, artists will be given a photo to reproduce as they interpret it, using
whatever art form they choose. We encourage art of all types including, but not limited to, paintings, fiber arts, stained glass/mosaic, metalwork, wood carving, intarsia, or any other media. The entry fee will once again be $10, and entry forms plus copies of the photo will be available at the library starting Oct. 31. Artists may also get electronic copies of these
by phoning Rick Braman at (509) 476-3121 and providing an email address to send them to. This years gala event will be held at a date to be determined, sometime in the early spring. The subject photo for this year is of beautiful red roses, and was chosen by the artists at the previous event. We hope you will join in the fun.
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October 25, 2012 | Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune
court, 911 calls & jail bookings Police Stats and Jail Bookings Superior Court The court found probable cause to charge Michael Anthony McClure, age 35, with second degree burglary and first degree theft. He was sentenced to 24 months in confinement. The court found probable cause to charge Jose Luis Garcia, age 40, with illegal alien in possession of a firearm. He was sentenced to 49 days in confinement. The court found probable cause to charge Alicia Lynn Flores, age 34, with second degree possession of stolen property, third degree theft, and driving with a suspended license. She was sentenced to 368 days in confinement.
District Court Mitchell Nathen, age 24, of Oroville was charged with displaying a weapon. Alice Naylor, age 73, of Tonasket was charged with first degree negligent driving. She was sentenced to 90 days in confinement and a fine of $1,158. Sabrina Oldham, age 23, of Okanogan, was charged with DWLS. Enrique Ortega, age 45, of Omak was charged with a protection order violation. He was sentenced to 364 days in confinement and a fine of $1,681. Kyle Phillips, age 26, of Omak, was charged with a DUI. He received 364 days in confinement and a fine of $1,681. Michael Ross, age 45, of Tonasket, was charged with a no contact order violation. He received 364 days in confinement and a fine of $1,283. Tamika Sasse, age 48, of Tonasket, was charged with DWLS third degree. She received 90 days in confinement and a fine of $468. Wayne Symmonds, age 49, of Okanogan, was charged with violation of a civil anti harassment order. He was sentenced to 364 days in confinement and a fine of $808. Tommie Tucker, age 43, of Oroville, was charged with 4 counts of DWLS third degree and 2 counts of violating a protection order. She was sentenced to a total of 270 days in jail and a total fine of $2,794. Kevin Weber, age 21, of Tonasket, was charged with using and delivering drug paraphernalia. He received a fine of $400. Rachel Zacherle, age 31, of Omak was charged with fourth degree assault. She received 364 days confinement and a fine of $933. Shandy Abrahamson, age 28, of Omak, was cahrged with DWLS third. Sunder Riling, age 29, Okanogan, charged with malicious mischief. Received 364 days confinement, fine of $808. Mark Anthony, age 45, Oroville, charged with Assault fourth and interference with report of domestic violence. Charged with 180 days confinement and fine of $993. Christian Garcia, age 22, of Omak charged with DUI. Sentenced to 364 days confinement and fine of 1,681. Dwight Backherms, age 49, Toansket, charged with DUI. Paul Beatty, age 29, of Tonasket charged with 2 counts negligent fire spread, failure to extinguish campfire, and suspension of burn permit. Sentenced to 90 days confinement and fine of 318. Morgan Burchinal, age 25, of Oroville charged with DWLS third degree. Darci Carden, age 37, of Omak, charged with 2 counts of reckless driving. Received a fine of 1,268.
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Jesus Castaneda, age 18, of Omak, charged with theft third degree and three counts of minor intoxication in a public place. Sentenced to 424 days confined and a fine of 858. Adalber Saucedo, age 32, of Oroville charged with no valid operator license. Sentenced to 90 days confined and a fine of 858.
911 calls and jail bookings: Monday October 15 In Okanogan, on First Ave. south, a black Honda was parked in a parking lot. A man and woman were yelling from inside the vehicle. Police were called but the vehicle had left upon their arrival. In Tonasket, on Fifth Ave. west, police presence was requested when alarms were reported down and inactive. Police found that the building was secure. In Omak, on Omak Riverside Eastside drive police were called from out of the area when a male suspect in dark clothing was prowling the area. A daughter and her father felt threatened. Martin Stanley, age 43, booked for fourth assault and second trespassing. Justin Debeauxment, age 29, booked for reckless driving and reckless endangerment. Joseph Garcia age 23, booked for POCS of marijuana less than 40 oz. Timothy Edwards, 39, booked for document detainer. Shannon Simpson, 28 booked for DWLS 3. Ken Searcy, age 30, booked for DWLS 3. Amorita Trevino, age 25, booked for DWLS 3 and telephone harassment. Tuesday October 16 In Okanogan, on Second Ave. North, an informant reported their belongings missing and that her friend had them. Once given the man’s address, the police recovered the informant’s belongings.
In Okanogan, on Second Ave. South, a male subject hadn’t shown up for appointments or answered phone calls of any kind. A relative stopped by and found the subject unstable. Subject has history of meth use and paranoid schizophrenia. The relative told police they would ask for assistance if needed again in future. In Omak, on Shumway Rd., a saddle was taken from informant’s shed. Near Tonasket, on Havillah Rd. a suspect was reported burning cardboard and plastic in their back yard. In Omak, on Copple Rd., a woman’s African Tortoise was stolen out of her yard. In Okanogan, on Barnhold Loop Rd., a subject reported a woman driving by his house and flipping him off. She’d done this many times before. Near Oroville, on Loomis Oroville Rd., a man reported hunters tearing down his back fence to get through his yard. Linsey Manuel, age 56, booked for assault fourth. Manuel Cabrera, age 23, booked for document detainer. Malina Valdez, 23, booked for DWLS first. Christrina Sombrero, age 27, booked for two counts of DWLS third. Jesse Hammer, age 20, booked for disorderly conduct. Gregory Eyler, age 18 booked for assault fourth. John Ootsey, age 47, booked for DWLS third. Leroy Mcdonald, age 64 booked for FTA. Wednesday, October 17 In Omak, on north elm street, a man assaulted a biker and then left on the assaulted biker’s bike. In Oroville, a group of men who had horses with them were illegally camping on private property. Police arrived to remove them. In Okanogan, on Chilliwist Rd., a teepee and poles were taken from a residence. Police arrived and found nothing else missing. In Okanogan, on Old Hwy. 97, a man was found in a ditch along the Rd.. He appeared very sick. Ambulance
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Thursday, October 18 In Tonasket, on River Loop Rd., a man was taken into custody for making suicidal threats due to losing a friend. The man is scheduled for an evaluation. In Okanogan, a family reported their mail being stolen out of their mailbox for several weeks in a row. Police found their mail in a nearby orchard. In Okanogan, on Second Ave. South, a runaway boy was found in a house he had previously lived in. child was taken into custody and returned to his parents In Tonasket, on Clarkston Mill Rd., a man and his brother were found fighting near the residence. They had made threats to each other previously and had been reported fighting before. Police arrived and separated the men. Richard Pooler, age 63, booked for FTC. Nicholas Matt, age 21,booked for FTA and DWLS. Johnothan Zumbuhl, age 30, booked for FTA and DUI. Kyle CAmbell, age 24, booked for POCS and DWLS. Lisa best, age 41, booked for malicious mischief.
Michael Dennis, age 26, booked for DUI and POCS of Marijuana. Friday, October 19 In Omak, on Epley Rd., a man reported his shop being broken into multiple times with several items stolen each time. IN Okanogan, on Hwy. 20, a man was reported illegally burning trash. Police arrived and made him aware of the burn laws. In Omak, on Nichols Rd., a resident reported receiving multiple threatening and harassing text messages from several different unknown numbers. In Tonasket, on meadow drive, a distressed man called 911 repeatedly wishing to speak to a specific officer and hung up each time he was denied. IN Oroville, on hungry hollow Rd., a resident’s pottery pieces were taken from her back yard. It is unclear how much property was stolen. IN Omak, on east johnathon street, a subject reported his wallet stolen with 60$ inside it. IN Okanogan, on second Ave. north, a man was caught looking inside a residents window. When confronted he claimed he’d lost his cat and it was in the house. When police arrived he contradicted his story and said he’d drowned his own cat and thrown it in the river. The man was asked by police to leave the premises. Roland wolf, 56, booked for POCS> Susan Nixon, age 53, booked for MAL MISCH Cory Craig, age 24, booked for parole violation Dwayne Paul, age 54, booked for DUI. Saturday, October 20 In Okanogan, on Monroe street, a male subject was harassing a woman and her husband repeatedly asking them to call their landlord so he could get his belongings back. In Oroville, stage coach loop Rd., a man reported a subject burning trash on his property. IN Omak, on omache drive, a man
reported his son intoxicated and insisting to drive home. The man took his son’s keys and the son tried to hit him but was too drunk to make contact. Police arrived and upon the father’s request had the son’s car impounded. Cameron Gregg, age 52, booked for assault in fourth degree. Eva Mckinney, age 23, booked third degree theft. Ryan Bass, age 32, booked for second degree theft. Damon Condon, age 36, booked for FTA and DUI. John Bowers, age 52, booked for fourth degree assault Sunday, October 21 In Okanogan, on Old Hwy. 97, two different burns were observed while en-route to Okanogan. Police were called to stop residents from burning. In Okanogan, in Legion Park, a group of men living in a motorhome were believed to be cooking and selling meth. Officers spoke to residents and searched the motor home but could fine nothing. In Omak, on Benton street, a resident reported someone trying to kick his door in and later trying to crawl in the window. Suspect had left by the time police arrived. In Omak, on Okoma Drive, police had to restrain a woman who was being violent and uncooperative. Police believe her to have been under the influence of drugs. Woman was restrained until she had calmed down and then released with a warning. Javier Orosco, age 44, booked for DUI and DWLS. Shelly Williams, age 44, booked for two counts of DWLS and 3 counts of refusal to comply.
Marriages Jeweldine Mcdonald, age 81, of Omak will wed Vance Ramey, age 86, of Omak. Melissa Swensen, age 43 of Tonasket, will wed Christopher Wirth, age 42 of Tonasket.
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was called and he was taken to the hospital for care. Near Oroville, on Jennings Loop Rd., a man was found hiding in a family’s truck. Police were called but the man had left upon their arrival. In Tonasket, on Wild Lupine Lane, a man aimed his rifle at an informant who took his pistol and aimed it at the man as well. Police were called and separated them. In Omak, on Omak Airport Rd., a man called police when he found someone trying to break off and steal the lock on his garage. He scared the person away before police could arrive. Cannon Kuneki, age 31, booked for FTA. David Fitzgerald, age 34, booked for DWLS third. Joseph Martinez, age 22, booked for violation of a protection order.
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Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune | october 25, 2012
Okanogan Valley Life
Hyde’s masterpiece comes to life
ally collapsed on it. “We got my stuff here, and it’s been great,” Hyde says. “I stepped back, got a big beam in the shop, found a used plasma cutter that has made all the difference in the world. If I’d have had one in New York I’d probably still be in business.” Four years of rebuilding his life and doing odd jobs in the Okanogan led back to rescuing A Cavallo from the scrap metal “glue factory” in upstate New York. “I had four years to think of what this project could be,” Hyde says. “I got the shop set up and my life straightened out. Then I got my friends in New York, and said, ‘You want to do it again?’ “Everybody was pretty excited about it.”
By Brent Baker firstname.lastname@example.org
TONASKET - Some things just defy description, and A Cavallo is one of them. It doesn’t mean an attempt won’t be made, but really? Quill Hyde, Tonasket’s artist/ engineer extraordinaire, designed and built the metal structure with a little help from a lot of friends, transforming what is best characterized as a pile of junk into a fantastical, ominously charming, miraculously monstrous mobile party wagon. And that doesn’t do it justice. “Here it is, in all its hankyjanky glory,” says Hyde of his 13,000 pound pirate ship/carousel on wheels. “I’m looking forward to spending more time on it to get it to the next level.” The next level? One can only imagine what that might be. Or, more accurately, only Quill Hyde could probably dream that up. Which, of course, is how A Cavallo came to be in the first place.
The Dream Reborn
Photos by Stephen Grimm (above) and Brent Baker
The Dream Hyde was living in New York City, designing and building the automation for Broadway shows. Before the economy crashed it was a good living, but not necessarily the best fit for an engineer with such a persistent artistic bent. “I was always an artist calling myself an engineer,” he says. “I was really good at doing mechanical things. “Then I went to Burning Man in 2006 and it hit me -- there was a place for the kind of art I wanted to make.” Burning Man itself resists description, but for the sake of the story, it’s an annual event that gathers nearly 50,000 people into a dry lake bed in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada for a week or so each summer. “(Burning Man’s mission) is to generate society that connects each individual to his or her creative powers, to participation in community, to the larger realm of civic life, and to the even greater world of nature that exists beyond society,” to quote from its mission statement. In other words, the perfect place for an artist/engineer to discover and explore some other possibilities for himself and his work. “I came back and had this dream,” Hyde says. “I was standing on the deck of a metal ship. There was fire up above and a band on the back. Somehow it had these horses -- I just remember the fire, the feel of the thing, so I started writing up a grant proposal for the project. “My friend Marlene came up to me shortly after and said she’d had a dream about it. She did a
Above, A Cavallo casts an impressive silhouette in the Nevada Desert at the Burning Man festival in August. Left, Barley (left) and Quill Hyde, with some help from others, constructed A Cavallo at the Hydes’ shop over the summer.
drawing of her vision of what I’d been talking about. Fire, horses, a cage for people to dance in. People were yelling, ‘A cavallo! A cavallo!’ Which is ‘by horse’ or ‘let’s go!’ in Italian.” Pronounced “ah ca-VA-lo,” he says it’s usually mispronounced as if it were Spanish. “It’s a funny name,” he says. “I don’t really care anymore what they call it. “At any rate, I got the grant and we built it for the first time in New York.”
Urban Nightmare Hyde admits the timing for the first attempt at A Cavallo may not have been the best. “I was trying to finish all these big jobs,” he says now. “Blue Man Group, Little Mermaid, American Ballet Theater. So I didn’t get started until eight weeks before
Burning Man, plus I had to get it out there.” The project overflowed his shop, forcing him to drag portions out onto the sidewalk. “I worked all day, designed and built all night,” Hyde says. “Plus my wife was pregnant. I had to push the horses and trusses out on the sidewalk and drag them back in. Pretty soon it turned into 24 hours a day moving it onto and off the sidewalk. “I started the project with credit cards that were half full, and something like 20 or 30 grand in the bank. By the end, I was totally broke, the cards were maxed out and the economy crashed. There was no more work. “It was unbelievably stressful, a nightmare.” In its original incarnation, the sculpture broke down and fit into a trailer. “I had to use a very ornate 3-D
packaging program just to get a thousand little parts to fit in a box truck,” he says. “And then at Burning Man, we were pulling it out on the ground, with the sun beating own on us, and we’re thinking, ‘OK, I have to bolt together all this stuff?’ It took four days to put it together. “That was how you did it in theater, so that was how I thought it through. I’d been away from the farm for too long; I’d forgotten about gooseneck trailers.”
Crash and Burn Hyde jokes now that the nation could have studied his situation to see that an economic crash was coming. “While I was doing the project, the economy stopped,” he says. “I was the leading economic indicator. The first thing they cut from the budget was the automation -- the $5,000 winches. They just made the actors carry chairs off instead of machines. “I was also automating rich people’s houses, like making their TVs fly around. And what is the first thing you cut from the budget? The flying TVs.” Out of desperation, Hyde took on projects that actually cost him money, which didn’t end well. “You have this idea about a business,” he says. “You try as hard as you can and it just
doesn’t happen. So when they came to repossess my van, it was a relief. I asked if I could keep my stuff that was in the van, and when they let me, I was thanking the repo guys for letting me keep my own stuff. “But it was a big transitional moment. I was no longer trying to save the business; I was just trying to get out of New York and figure something else out. At some point, you have to recognize that things aren’t working and change direction.”
Coming Home All the talent in the world can only take you so far, it seems. Hyde wanted to come back to Tonasket, but even that was beyond his means at the time. “Everything had fallen apart,” he says. “My marriage, my business. I was shattered and I had no money. “I called my sister and asked if she could get me a shipping container so I could ship my shop stuff back to Tonasket. I had nowhere else to go. I just knew that here I could have a moment to figure it all out.” Just about everything made it home to Tonasket, where Hyde rented his shop near the Tonasket Rodeo Grounds. Everything, except A Cavallo, left to rust in a barn in the Catskills that eventu-
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The economy may still be down, but never underestimate a cadre of artists determined to get something done. “We had four different massive fundraising parties,” Hyde says. “Mostly at my friend Shawn’s place, where we’re not allowed to have them any more. We raised about $15,000 at these ridiculous events. We’d have bands, and the whole project has brought into it a group of very diverse individuals who have very successful careers doing other things, and for no money they got these things pulled together to make it happen. We had a Kickstarter campaign that brought in more. “This project has made me more friends than anything else, which is what I appreciate about it the most.” Finally, this past summer, Quill and his brother Barley, with some part-time help from others, constructed the redesigned A Cavallo after retrieving the parts from the original from its resting place in New York. “We just stepped through it this summer,” Hyde says. “Barley did all the welding and cutting. It was a nice build; there were no big surprises and it had all been paid for. “I’d had so much time to spend with it on the computer, I had some nice 3D renderings and the original drawings were pretty good.” The Hydes put their farm roots back to work as the latest incarnation no longer has to be fully disassembled. Parts of it come down, get folded up and its ready to hit the road without the nightmare of a four-day set-up waiting on the other end. “It’s so much better now,” Hyde says. “It needs a few things to make set-up a little easier, but that will come as we do it more to even know what that is. Right now, I’m pretty low-energy after putting all this work into it.” In late August, the reborn A Cavallo made the trek back to Burning Man, where it won a number of awards and was the center of plenty of attention. With a platform that kept a band suspended at one end, it held up under the weight of more than 80 revelers at a time. “It’s meant to be a parade piece, too,” says Quill Hyde. “You’ll see it in Omak and Tonasket for sure. It was exactly the kind of thing I wanted to make, and after all that, here it is.”
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Okanogan Valley Life In the Okanogan Garden: Saving Seeds By Laura Jones–Edwards
I am both a Washington State University Master Gardener and a Master Procrastinator. This can be challenging. Sometimes gardening seems to be all about deadlines. Think about tomatoes. If you choose not to buy plants, you need to plant seed indoors no later than mid-April. The plants will need time outside to “harden off ” before you plant them in the garden, but if you give them a few weeks to harden off, they’ll look defeated and won’t have time to ripen. Water haphazardly, and you’ll encourage blossom end rot. Pick too late and your overripe tomatoes may be unsafe to can. All a procrastinating tomato grower can really count on is a moment or two of satisfaction when fellow gardeners set their plants out too early and the plants freeze to death. Or almost. We need to dig deep to uncover the bright side of not getting things done on time. Imagine a vegetable garden. It is late October. You did get your garlic planted, but you didn’t harvest everything and you didn’t compost anything. Except for some Swiss chard and part of a broccoli plant, everything is either dried up or frozen. There aren’t many weeds going to seed, so you decide that there really isn’t much to do. It would be a good idea to put away gardening tools and hoses, though. You’ll do that later. Right now, it seems
WSU MASTER GARDNERS like the best thing to do is get comfortable and read a new gardening book. Spring arrives. The ground thaws and things start coming up. But not just weeds. Lettuce! You may have the earliest lettuce in the county. Spinach, too. And carrots? Nope, it’s dill. Lots of dill. And there’s a pea or two. A few weeks later, you start finding flowers - sunflowers, calendulas, four o’clocks, California poppies and amaranth. A little cilantro and some arugula too. Soon you’re eating lettuce, dill, spinach, and arugula in salads and using cilantro sparingly. You are enjoying the largesse of an untidy garden, “seed saving” in its simplest form. Let annuals set seed, and many of them will be with you forever. But beware. If you let seedy plants like dill and amaranth go to seed, you’ll be pulling them forever. You can also save seed from annuals that don’t volunteer. Peas and beans are easy. Varieties of peas don’t cross, and neither do beans. You can count on getting the varieties you planted initially. Pea and bean seeds should be gathered when the pods have dried and the seeds are mature and hard. Store the seeds in a cool, dry place, and plant them within the next three years - no hurry! To ensure that your bean seeds will have time to mature, plant short season varieties and plant them as soon as the ground is warm. Growing seasons in the Okanogan can be pretty short. Not all seed saving is as procrasti-
nation friendly as peas and beans and volunteers. Neither is signing up for Master Gardener training. If you think you’d like to serve the public and your community as a Washington State University Master Gardener, don’t delay. A Master Gardener training will start in January. For more information, call (509) 4227245, or e-mail us at email@example.com before Nov. 15. Do it before you go to seed! And don’t worry about the “Master” part. You don’t have to know everything! You will learn how to find answers to people’s gardening questions and you will have many opportunities to increase your horticultural knowledge and skills. Let’s return to those overripe tomatoes. Maybe it’s not too late to save tomato seed. Avoid seed from hybrid tomatoes. Hybrid plants have grown from seed labeled “F1” and are a cross between two genetically distinct parents. Saving hybrid seed is rarely successful. So pick several ripe non-hybrid tomatoes. Cut them in half crosswise and squeeze the seeds and the surrounding jelly-like stuff into a clean container. Let this mixture ferment in a warm place, stirring daily, until the seeds lose the jelly-like coating and sink to the bottom of the container. This should take two to four days. Wash and dry the seeds. (I like to put them into a sieve and stir them under running water until they’re clean.) Spread the seeds out on a plate or a piece of cloth to dry. Tomato seeds remain via-
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Vivian Emry celebrates 90 years Sitting at the head of a long table, Vivian was served one of her all time favorite meals: Crab and Shrimp Louie. She watched as daughters, cousins and in-laws enjoyed their own versions of a seafood lunch while reuniting for the first time all had been together in one place since 1996. From the waterfront, the party moved to daughter Luanne Billings’ home in Ballard, where they were joined by all five great grandchildren for a dessert reception. The party included photo ops and the premier viewing of a DVD of Vivian’s life from a baby in her mother’s arms to nearly ninety, which was skillfully crafted by grandson, Matt See, who had Submitted photo traveled the farthest, from Los Vivian Emry of Molson celebrated her Angeles. 90th birthday with family and friends in Festivities continued as Seattle last Sunday. everyone stood around the table, admiring the beautiSubmitted by ful three-tiered cake lovingly Luanne Billings made and decorated by granddaughter-in-law, Liz Raymond. A SEATTLE - Raising flutes of cavalcade of fresh red and pink rose sparkling beverages, Vivian Emry’s blossoms spilled down the tiers entire family toasted her 90th year towards lettering that celebrated and punctuated it with three cheers, Vivian’s 90 years. Deep chocolate on Sunday, Oct. 14. cake layered with peanut butter Her children, grandchildren and cup frosting formed the center tier, great grandchildren gathered in which was sandwiched by white Seattle to celebrate a birthday that mayonnaise cake with white frostis actually on Christmas Eve. It ing layers on top and bottom. It turned out to be fortunate timing, was a fitting tribute to Vivian, who as her daughters were able to drive in earlier years made countless such her back and forth from Molson to delicious and artful cakes for her Seattle, missing and then dodging daughters’ childhood birthdays. the first snowfall in the mountain Helping to serve were daughters passes. Gayle See and Joanie Raymond, The festivities had begun earlier with granddaughters-in-law Jessi in the day with lunch at Ivar’s Acres and Liz Raymond. Flowers were of Clams on the Seattle waterfront. from Luke See.
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local sports Hornets impress despite loss
White Swan’s Sampson too much to handle; win this week assures Oroville playoff spot By Brent Baker firstname.lastname@example.org
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WHITE SWAN - A few weeks ago, the thought of Oroville’s football team even hanging with a powerful White Swan squad seemed a tad optimistic. The young Hornets have grown as the season has progressed. And there they were, in hostile territory on Friday, Oct. 19, trailing the Cougars 33-30 in the fourth quarter. Oroville had its chance to take the lead, but a promising drive came undone thanks to an untimely penalty and a bad snap on the next play. White Swan went on to hold off the Hornets 41-30. White Swan star running back Alex Sampson, whom the Hornets weren’t able to contain all night, ended Oroville’s chance at the upset with a 30-yard touchdown run with 6:32 left in the game to give the Cougars an 11-point lead. Sampson was responsible for over 400 all-purpose yards, starting with an 85-yard kickoff return for a touchdown to start the game. He added 150 yards rushing and three touchdowns on the ground, caught two
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Tonasket seniors Dalton Wahl, Austin Booker, Jeff Stedtfeld and Ian Young had plenty to smile about after the Tigers beat Omak for the first time in five years on Senior Night, Friday, Oct. 19.
Tigers rock Omak on Senior Night By Brent Baker email@example.com
TONASKET - A long month of playing the top teams in the Caribou Trail League -- which are also some of the best 1A teams in the state -- came to a happy end for the Tonasket football team Friday, Oct. 19, as the Tigers pulled away from Omak in the second half to claim a 36-12 Senior Night victory. It was the first Tonasket win over the Pioneers since 2007. The Tigers scored three touchdowns over the final quarter and a half to pull away from the Pioneers, who cut an early 15-0 Tonasket lead to 15-14 early in the second quarter. “You could see how much it meant on the kids’ faces after the game,” said
Tonasket coach Jay Hawkins. “This has been a really good team as far as working hard to get better, and they do a good job of sticking to the game plan. So this was a really nice payoff for them.” A big part of the Tigers’ game plan depended on cutting down on the turnovers that plagued them during losses to Cashmere, Cascade, Quincy and Okanogan. Tonasket did lose a fumble on its first play from scrimmage, but other than that played turnover-free for the night. “We did a better job with that,” Hawkins said. “What I was really pleased with was the on-field adjustments the kids made themselves. They recognized what Omak was doing and suggested things that we needed to do. So mentally they really played a great game.”
The Tigers struck first on a 44-yard scoring strike from Trevor Terris to Michael Orozco and added an 11-yard Austin Booker touchdown run late in the second quarter. Omak got back in the game with a 20-yard pass from Alex Aguilar to Marcus Ruiz, and Sammy Trudeaux’s 44-yard run on Omak’s first possession of the third quarter pulled the Pioneers to within a point. The Tigers took control with a 7-yard pass from Terris to Roberto Juarez late in the third quarter, and touchdown runs by Orozco (71 yards) and Booker (2 yards) in the fourth to pull away.† “We had a lot of guys contribute like we did earlier in the year,” Hawkins said. “Keeping the guys’ attitude (positive) over the last month has been our
top priority. It’s been a credit to the kids to hold it together. We kept reminding them that they’re the same team that they were earlier in the year. We just ran into some really good teams, especially the last three.” The Tigers (4-4, 2-4 CTL) conclude league play at†Chelan (3-5, 2-4) which, with the return of star quarterback Michael Amsel, Jr., after winning a lengthy eligibility battle with the WIAA, has easily won its last two games. Even if the Tigers lose at Chelan, they have a shot at their first .500 season since 2007 if they can win their crossover game with a Northeast A League team on Nov. 2 or 3. Tonasket will likely play at Riverside or at Newport, depending on the results of this weekend’s NEA games.
STANDINGS ‘N’ SCHEDULES Football Caribou Trail League (1A)
League Overall Cashmere 6-0 8-0 Cascade 5-1 5-3 Quincy 5-1 5-3 Okanogan 3-3 4-4 Tonasket 2-4 4-4 Chelan 2-4 3-5 Omak 1-5 1-7 Brewster 0-6 2-6
Central Washington League (2B) League Overall Kittitas 4-0 4-2 Liberty Bell 3-1 3-4
White Swan Oroville Lk Roosevelt Bridgeport Manson
3-1 3-2 1-3 1-3 0-5
6-2 4-4 1-7 1-7 0-7
Volleyball Overall record includes best-of-3 matches from weekend tournaments Caribou Trail League (1A) League Overall Cascade 11-1 20-5 Chelan 11-1 21-2 Brewster 9-3 15-7 Cashmere 6-5 9-10 Quincy 4-8 6-11 Okanogan 3-8 5-12
3-9 5-15 0-12 2-12
CWL (2B) North Division
League Overall Bridgeport 6-0 14-5 Lk Roosevelt 4-2 7-6 Liberty Bell 3-3 7-8 Manson 2-4 5-10 Oroville 0-6 0-14
Girls Soccer In League play: Regulation win = 3 pts, Shootout win = 2 pts, Shootout loss = 1 pt; Regulation loss = 0
Caribou Trail League (1A)
League Overall Pts W-L W-L-T Cashmere 28 9-2 9-3-0 Okanogan 27 9-3 11-3-0
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Cascade Brewster Tonasket Quincy Omak Chelan
26 9-3 16 6-6 14 5-7 13 4-8 10 3-8 4 1-10
10-3-0 7-6-0 7-7-0 5-9-0 4-9-0 1-12-0
Central Washington League
League Overall Pts W-L W-L-T Liberty Bell 18 6-0 8-5-0 Manson 15 6-1 8-4-0 Entiat 9 3-3 4-6-0 Oroville 3 1-6 1-12-0 Bridgeport 0 0-6 4-7-0
Schedules, Oct. 25-Nov. 3 Thursday, Oct. 25 Girls Soccer - Oroville at Bridgeport, 1:45 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26 Cross Country - Oroville at 1B/2B
Regionals (Ellensburg), 1:00 p.m. Cross Country - Tonasket at 1A District 6/7 Championships (Wenatchee), 2:00 p.m. Football (Var) - Bridgeport at Oroville (HC), 7:00 p.m. Football (Var) - Tonasket at Chelan, 7:00 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 Girls Soccer (Var) - Oroville at District play-in (if necessary), TBA Girls Soccer (Var) - Tonasket at Cashmere, 1:30 p.m. Volleyball (JV/Var) - Tonasket at Cashmere, 1:00/2:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29 Football (JV) - Oroville at Tonasket, 5:30 p.m. Volleyball (Var) - Liberty Bell at Oroville, 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30 Girls Soccer - Tonasket in District Playoff, TBA
Girls Soccer - Oroville at District Playoff (if necessary), TBA Thursday, Nov. 1 Volleyball (Var) - Oroville at Volleyball crossover (if necessary), TBA Friday, Nov. 2 Football (Var) - Tonasket vs. NEA team, TBA Saturday, Nov. 3 Cross Country - Tonasket/Oroville qualifiers at State Finals, Pasco, 10:00 a.m. Football (Var) - Oroville at Chief Leschi, 3:00 p.m.
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Tigers make push for playoff seeding By Brent Baker
Oroville’s girls cross country team - including (l-r) Lisa Hartvig, Celene Cisneros, Sierra Speiker, Callie Barker and Aya Cruspero - celebrated their third straight Central Washington League cross country title on Saturday.
Oroville girls claim league three-peat By Brent Baker firstname.lastname@example.org
WINTHROP - Oroville’s Sierra Speiker cruised to her third straight Central Washington League cross country title, leading the Hornet girls to their third straight team league title. Of the five schools represented, only the Hornets and Lake Roosevelt fielded the minimum five runners needed for team scoring. The Hornets beat the Raiders 21-34 (lower score is better). Speiker won the 5k race in 19:49.66 by nearly two minutes
over Riverside Christian’s April Soelberg. Other Hornets included Lisa Hartvig (5th, 24:12.01), Callie Barker (6th, 25:00.32), Aya Cruspero (8th, 27:47.19) and Celene Cisneros (9th, 28:00.42). On the boys’ side, Diego Santana finished 11th (19:40.07) and Ronel Kee was 22nd (23:19.03). Liberty Bell (20) defeated Manson (43) and Lake Roosevelt (70) for the league title, led by Liam Daily’s winning time of 17:03.29. The Hornets will run on Friday, Oct. 26, at Irene Rinehart
Park near Ellensburg in the Class 1B/2B District 5/6 Regional meet. The CWL teams will be joined by runners from Lyle, Bickleton and Yakama National Tribal School. The top two teams and top 10 individuals in both boys and girls divisions will head to state. On the girls’ side, only Oroville and Lake Roosevelt have full teams and so should be headed to state provided at least five runners participate at regionals. For the boys, Liberty Bell and Bickleton will be the favorites among five eligible squads for the two state berths.
Tonasket runners prep for regional meet By Brent Baker
CHELAN - The Tonasket cross country teams warmed up for this Friday’s state-qualifying regional meet by running at the Caribou Trail League championship meet on Thursday, Oct. 18. Cashmere’s boys edged Quincy for the boys’ team title while the Bulldog girls outdistanced Chelan for the girls’ championship. Tonasket’s boys finished sixth overall while the girls edged Cascade for a fifth-place finish. Though official results had yet to be posted by the hosts as of Monday afternoon, Tonasket coach Bob Thornton was pleased with the performances of several of the Tigers.
Jessica Puente led the Tonasket girls at last weeks Caribou Trail League meet. Alex Avilez earned secondteam all-CTL honors and Jessica
Puente was honorable mention. “Both Jenna Valentine and Claire Thornton ran good, solid races,” Thornton said. “For the boys, Alex has a good shot of being in the top 15 at the regional meet and qualifying for state. Adrian McCarthy ran his best race of the year and is really coming on strong at the end of his freshman season.” The Tigers run at Wenatchee’s Walla Walla State Park on Friday, Oct. 26, beginning at 1:00 p.m. The District 6/7 regional features teams from the Caribou Trail and Northeast A Leagues. The top three teams and top 15 individuals in both the boys and girls races will advance to the state finals meet Nov. 3 in Pasco..
Cascade spikers top Tigers By Brent Baker email@example.com
TONASKET - Tonasket’s volleyball team overcame a slow start to challenge Cascade in the middle set of Saturday’s Caribou Trail League volleyball match but were ultimately swept by the league coleaders, 25-4, 25-18, 25-8. “(We) weren’t awake or ready to play the first game,” said Tonasket
coach Jackie Gliddon. “We came alive in the second game to challenge Cascade, falling short in the end. In the third game Tonasket just couldn’t get out of serve receive.” Amber Monroe led the Tigers (2-12, 0-12 CTL) with five kills and 4-of-6 serving. Sadie Long added two kills, with Ahlia Young, Devan Utt and Rachael Sawyer adding one each.
Omak 3, Tonasket 0 OMAK - The Tonasket volleyball team fell to Omak for the second time this season, losing 25-13, 25-15 and 25-21 to the Pioneers on Tuesday, Oct. 16. Carrisa Frazier was 10-of-10 serving. Cassie Spear was 8-of-8. Devan Utt, Amber Monroe and Sadie Long each had two kills.
LEAVENWORTH - Once again, Tonasket’s girls soccer team showed it could go toe-totoe with a high-powered opponent like Cascade. Unlike their first meeting, when the Tigers upset the Kodiaks at home, Tonasket wasn’t able to pull off the win as Cascade scored a 2-0 victory on Saturday, Oct. 20. “We played well, but I was particularly impressed with our defense,” said Tonasket coach Darren Collins. “We had a couple of our defenders out, and then Selena Cosino, our lockdown defender, got hurt. The other girls really stepped up.” In an evenly-played game -Cascade outshot the Tigers 9-8 -- Tonasket didn’t get the breaks. One Cascade goal came on a shot off the post that then deflected off goalkeeper Baylie Tyus and into the goal. The second Kodiak goal came off the leg of a Tonasket player whose attempt to block a shot redirected the ball into the goal.
“Neither of them were real quality shots,” Collins said. “But that’s soccer. “We put pressure on them on both ends, and that’s all you can hope for.” The Tigers (7-7, 5-7 with 14 points in Caribou Trail League play) host Brewster on Tuesday. A win over the Bears coupled with a Brewster loss to Chelan would enable to the Tigers to host their opening-round district playoff game, which would also likely be against Brewster. A loss to Brewster would mean the Tigers would play at Brewster, Okanogan or Cascade (10-3, 9-2, 26 points) in their playoff opener.
Tonasket edges Omak in PKs OMAK - Tonasket and Omak went to a penalty kick shootout for the second time in two girls soccer meetings this season on Tuesday, Oct. 16. Unlike the first time around, the Tigers came out on top, outscoring the Pioneers 3-1 in the penalty kick session to claim the
win after playing to a 2-2 tie through regulation and two overtime periods. “We can’t seem to play as well against them as we do against teams like Cascade or Cashmere,” said Tonasket coach Darren Collins. “We played decent, but finding that level of consistent play has been a tough thing all year.” The Tigers trailed most of the game. Kelly Cruz gave Tonasket its first goal, and freshman Jaden Vugteveen tied the game at 2-2 with a goal in the final 10 minutes of regulation. Selena Cosino, Alicia Edwards and Cruz scored in the shootout for Tonasket. It was the third straight time the two teams have had to decide matters with a shootout dating back to last season. “We’re definitely in the habit of playing to the level of our opponent,” Collins said. “Sometimes that’s a good thing. We wanted to get to the level where we could play with the teams at the southern end of the league, and we’ve been able to do that. We just need to bring that same level of play every game.”
Hornets have more close calls By Brent Baker firstname.lastname@example.org
OROVILLE - The Oroville volleyball team continues to edge closer to its first victory of its season, only to be left frustratingly close to victory. The Hornets played their second straight five-set match -- and fifth of the season -- on Oct. 11 at Liberty Bell, falling to the Mountain Lions 25-13, 23-25, 25-20, 20-25, 15-7. Three matches in four days last week proved difficult as well, as the Hornets were swept by Lake Roosevelt on Monday, Oct. 15, lost in four sets (25-14, 25-19, 23-25, 26-24) to Waterville on Tuesday and were swept at leagueleading Bridgeport on Thursday. The Hornets were also hurt by the loss of setter Brittany Jewett to an injured foot, which will cost the team her services for the rest of the season. Oroville (0-14, 0-6 Central Washington League) closes out it season against Liberty Bell on Monday, Oct. 29 at home for Senior Night.
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Oroville’s Bridget Clark (7) gets a hit past Waterville’s defense during the Hornets’ four-set loss to the Shockers on Tuesday, Oct. 16.
Oroville soccer falls twice By Brent Baker email@example.com
OROVILLE - Oroville’s girls soccer team lost twice last week, losing to league-leading Liberty Bell 10-0 on Tuesday and falling to Manson 5-0 on Saturday, Oct. 20. In Tuesday’s contest, the Hornets couldn’t contain the
Mountain Lions’ quick-strike offense. Liberty Bell led 5-0 at the half and blew the game open with four quick scores in the opening minutes of the second half. The Hornets put together a more solid effort on Senior Day against Manson, which has only lost to Liberty Bell in league play. Oroville faced a crucial test in their Central Washington League
finale Bridgeport on Thursday, Oct. 25, which will likely determine if the two teams will have to face off again next week in a district play-in game. The Hornets (1-12, 1-6 CWL, 3 points) lead the Fillies (0-6 CWL, 0 points) in the race for the final playoff spot. Bridgeport also has a league game remaining with Entiat on Tuesday.
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Public Notices City of Tonasket Water Use Efficiency Goals Public Forum The City Council of the City of Tonasket will be holding a public forum to set goals for the Cityâ€™s water system. The time scheduled is 7:30 pm at the regular Council meeting on Tuesday, November 13, 2012. The location is the Tonasket City Council Room, 209 S. Whitcomb Ave, Tonasket, WA. This meeting is also considered as an informational meeting for water system consumers. The water system plan may be approved by the City Council at this same meeting. For additional information regarding the proposed goals please contact Alice Attwood, 509-4862132. Anyone is invited to attend the meeting and those with special language, hearing or access needs should contact city hall, 509-4862132, 24 hours prior to the meeting. Alice J. Attwood Clerk-Treasurer Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on Oct. 25 and Nov. 1, 2012.#433129 Notice of Public Hearing The Oroville City Council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. to consider possible increases in City revenues, including property tax revenues, for the year 2013. The Ad Valorem taxes will be adopted during the same meeting. Citizens attending shall have the right to provide comments and ask questions concerning the entire budget. ATTEST: Kathy M. Jones, Clerk-Treasurer Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune Oct. 25 and Nov. 1, 2012.#433127 Notice of the Intent to Adopt an Election Resolution The Okanogan Conservation District Board of Supervisors will hold a meeting at 4:00 PM on November 1, 2012 at the USDA Service Center, 1251 S. 2nd Ave, Okanogan, WA to adopt a resolution setting the date, time, location and manner of an election to fill a Conservation District Supervisorâ€™s expiring term. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on Oct. 18 and 25, 2012.#427649 DETERMINATION OF SIGNIFICANCE AND REQUEST FOR COMMENTS ON SCOPE OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT FOR THE TWIN LAKES WATER STORAGE PROJECT The Washington State Department of Ecologyâ€™s Office of Columbia River and Okanogan County are initiat-
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Lake via approximately 12,500 feet of pipeline up to 16-inch diameter. Lateral diversion points on the pipeline will divert water to Barnsley Lake, the Kettle, and to an infiltration gallery located between Barnsley and Big Twin Lakes. The maximum lake and aquifer storage capacity in the Twin Lakes area is approximately 1,600 acre-feet. A groundwater model has been constructed of the lake and aquifer system. The model was used to evaluate various pumping scenarios and the fate of water withdrawn from the wells and discharged to the lake/aquifer system. TLAC proposed to pump from the Methow River only when flows are above the adopted minimum instream flows in WAC 173-548 (e.g. an interruptible withdrawal). Approximately 70% of the water withdrawn from the Methow River will return to the river through the aquifer system. That return flow has been modeled and some water returns to the river each month. Therefore, although the withdrawals are interruptible, the return flow is continuous and available for mitigation of new downstream uses. The project is proposed to be funded by Department of Ecology’s Office of the Columbia River (OCR). OCR’s goal in funding storage projects is to benefit both instream and out-of-stream uses. In this case, after the primary uses of lake and aquifer stabilization, on-site habitat, recreation, and fisheries benefits are realized, secondary benefits can also be achieved. Based on 70% return flow, at steady state approximately 300 to 450 acre-feet of water will be available to be trusted to OCR. Although the pumping from the river will be interruptible, the return flow will be continuous, which is well-suited for OCR benefits. Work completed during groundwater modeling includes an assessment of whether existing and/or future domestic wells will have a significant effect on water being used to augment lake levels. Model results indicate the sustainable yield of the aquifer appears sufficient to support future buildout with or without the TLAC project (Aspect Consulting, 2009a). The EIS will provide an evaluation of the alternatives and significant adverse impacts associated with the proposed storage project. Alternatives have been studied at length in existing environmental documents that are available for review. The SEPA Checklist can be found at: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/wr/cwp/images/pdf/SEPAcheckTL.pdf. Additional information on this project including links to environmental documents can be found at: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/wr/cwp/tlws.html Proponent: Twin Lakes Aquifer Coalition (TLAC)
Location of Proposal: Twin Lakes area near Winthrop, Okanogan County, Washington SEPA Lead Agencies: Department of Ecology, Office of Columbia River and Okanogan County SEPA Responsible Officials: Derek Sandison and Perry Huston EIS Required: The lead agencies have determined this proposal may have probable significant adverse environmental impact. An environmental impact statement (EIS) is required under RCW 43.21C.030 (2) (c) and will be prepared. The lead agencies have identified the following areas for discussion in the EIS: •Potential impacts of withdrawals from wells on groundwater and surface water bodies •Potential impacts of discharging water from wells to surface water bodies and to groundwater •Possible long-term changes in water budget resulting from potential project impacts and future groundwater development. •Potential impacts of increased water levels on jurisdictional shoreline areas •Potential impacts of work occurring within or adjacent to jurisdictional shoreline areas Scoping: Agencies, affected tribes, and members of the public are invited to comment on the scope of the EIS. You may comment on alternatives, mitigation measures, probable significant adverse impacts, and licenses or other approvals that may be required. Written comments will be accepted through December 14, 2012. Washington Department of Ecology, Office of Columbia River Attention: Derek I. Sandison, Director 303 South Mission Street, Suite 200 Wenatchee, WA 98801 Or by email to email@example.com Scoping Open House. The lead agencies have elected to expand the scoping process in accordance with WAC 197-11-410 to promote interagency cooperation, public participation, and innovative ways to streamline the SEPA process. To support this, a public open house has been scheduled for Wednesday, November 7, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Winthrop Auditorium, 51 N. Hwy 20, Winthrop (http://winthropbarn.com/contact.html). Requests for sign language interpretation for the hearing impaired or other special assistance needs should be submitted by Mark Schuppe, Operations Unit Manager, Telephone (509) 454-4238. Responsible Official: Derek I. Sandison Position/Title: Director, Office of Columbia River Phone Number: 509-457-7120
Address: 303 South Mission Street, Suite 200, Wenatchee, WA 98801 Responsible Official: Perry Huston Position/Title: Director, Okanogan County Planning and Development Phone Number: 509-422-7160 Address: 123 5th Ave N Suite 130, Okanogan, WA 98840 Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on Oct. 25, 2012.#433101
IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR OKANOGAN COUNTY SHERIFF’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 59’ EAST 475 FEET, TO THE CENTER LINE OF THE OROVILLE-TONASKET IRRIGATION DISTRICT RIGHT OF WAY; THENCE SOUTH 33 DEGREES 24’ WEST 224 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 77 DEGREES 49’ WEST 355 FEET; THENCE NORTH 0 DEGREES 32’ 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 59’ EAST 475 FEET TO THE CENTER LINE OF THE OROVILLE-TONASKET IRRIGATION DISTRICT RIGHT OF WAY; THENCE SOUTH 33 DE-
GREES 24’ WEST 224 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 77 DEGREES 49’ WEST 355 FEET; THENCE NORTH 0 DEGREES 32’ 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 – 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
ing preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Twin Lakes Water Storage Project. The Department of Ecology (Ecology) and the County are co-lead agencies for this EIS that is being prepared in accordance with the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA). Description of Proposal: Declining surface and groundwater levels observed in the Twin Lakes area of Okanogan County since 2001 are due in part to conversion of unlined irrigation canals to pressurized pipe in the recharge area of the lakes. In 2004, the Washington State Legislature provided $750,000 to the Department of Ecology to evaluate and issue decisions on water right applications for restoration of Twin Lakes in the Methow Valley (Section 318, 2003-2005 Capital Budget). To address declining lake levels, Twin Lakes Aquifer Coalition (TLAC) applied for a groundwater right under application G4-34915 on October 7, 2003. Amended in August 2012, the application requests a water right appropriation within the Methow River Basin, Water Resources Inventory Area (WRIA) 48, for a maximum withdrawal of 2,000 gallons per minute (gpm) and a quantity of 800 acrefeet from wells located near the Methow River. The amendment also clarified that although 800 acre-feet is needed in the first 10 years, longterm maintenance pumping is on the order of 550 acre-feet. The proposed purpose of use identified in the amended application is summarized below: •Restore and maintain Twin Lakes Aquifer levels. •Restore and maintain recreational trout fishing in Big and Little Twin Lakes. •Restore and maintain riparian habitat and lowland habitat for aquatic species and mammals that use Barnsley and Twin Lakes. •Water storage enhancement for increasing streamflow in the mainstem Methow River during low flow periods. •Mitigation for new out-of-stream uses through the Columbia River Program. A copy of the amended application can be viewed at: h t t p : / / w w w . e c y. w a . g o v / p r o g r a m s / w r / c w p / i m a g es/pdf/TLWSapp.pdf. The Twin Lakes Water Storage Project consists of two proposed wells located in hydraulic continuity with the Methow River in Section 3, T. 34 N., R. 21 E.W.M. Water withdrawn from the wells will be conveyed to Big Twin
PUBLIC NOTICE 2013 Preliminary Budget Notice is hereby given that the 2013 Preliminary Budget of the City of Tonasket, Washington has been filed with the City Clerk of the City of Tonasket. A copy of the preliminary budget is available for inspection by any taxpayer at the office of the City Clerk during regular business hours. Notice is also hereby given that the City of Tonasket will hold a public hearing at the regular Council Meeting on October 23rd, 2012 at 7:00 pm in the City Hall, Tonasket, Washington for the purpose of a Budget Workshop Hearing. The final Budget Hearing is scheduled for November 13, 2012 at 7:00 pm in the City Hall, Tonasket, Washington. The following is a summary of the preliminary budget of the City of Tonasket for the year 2013. Current Expense Fund $702,718.47 City Street Fund $519,173.27 City Street Reserve $1,539.26 Cemetery Operating $18,800.00 Cemetery Improvement Fund $4,945.52 Cemetery Trust $73,684.68 Gerhard Operating Fund $8,199.38 Hotel/Motel Fund $15,000 City Hall/City Park Reserve Fund $8,129.93 Cumulative Police $28,630.48 Swim Pool Reserve Fund $57,520.00 Cumulative Building $6,733.93 C.I.P./Public Works Trust Fund $33,863.21 Water Reserve $63,486.24 Water Fund $424,000.00 Sewer Fund $488,987.18 Sewer Reserve $347,390.91 Bond Redemption Fund - Water $85,278.55 Water Bond Reserve $33,587.66 Bond Redemption Fund – Sewer $127,437.18 Sewer Bond Reserve $67,609.10 Water Project $2,180,799.48 Sewer Project $1,457,274.69 Total Preliminary Budget for 2013 $6,754,789.12 Alice Attwood, Clerk-Treasurer Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on Oct. 18 and 25, 2012.#431325
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 Requests For Hotel/Motel Funds The City of Tonasket will be accepting requests for the 2013 Budget for the use of hotel/motel funds, until November 13, 2012, 4:30 pm. These funds may be requested by non-profit entities for tourism promotion. Please submit your requests in writing and mail to the City of Tonasket, P.O. Box 487, Tonasket, WA. 98855 or drop off at City Hall, 209 S. Whitcomb Ave., Tonasket. Alice Attwood, Clerk-Treasurer Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on Oct. 18 and 25, 2012.#431347
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OROVILLE - Oroville quarterback Luke Kindred’s performance against Lake Roosevelt two weeks ago earned him the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association’s Athlete of the Week award, the the high school association announced on Oct. 18. The WIAA gives out the award to one boy and one girl in each classification each week. Kindred, a junior, joined Makena Schoene of Bear Creek as the class 2B honorees last week. “When I first found out about the award, I was surprised,” Kindred said. “But it felt good to be noticed. It feels good to know
that all the hard work we’ve been putting in as a team this year is paying off.” His 84 yards and two rushing touchdowns, as well as 69 yards passing with a touchdown, led the Hornets to a 45-19 victory over the Raiders on Oct. 12. He was even better against a far superior opponent last Friday as he ran for 144 yards on 25 carries and a touchdown while passing for another as Oroville gave highly-regarded White Swan a scare in a 41-30 loss. “I thought he played a nice game against LR,” said Oroville coach Tam Hutchinson. “Sometimes it’s hard to tell when you’ll get it or not. But I thought it encouraged him a bit, and he really took control of the game against White
Swan and followed it up by playing extremely well.” Kindred was the third CWL 2B athlete to receive the award so far this year, but the first boy. The other recipients were Liberty Bell soccer player Tulie Budiselich and Bridgeport volleyballer Alex Martinez. Kindred said his progress and the the team’s growth -- with just three seniors on the roster - were a credit to Hutchinson. “I think without Tam none of our success this season would be possible,” he said. “He has really pushed us to be our best. We’ve been playing with real heart this year, and that heart really showed in White Swan. “Overall I’m just proud to be a Hornet.”
passes for 86 yards and completed another pass for 40 yards. “Sampson is a pretty special player,” said Oroville coach Tam Hutchinson. “He hadn’t played in their last couple of games and I was hoping we might miss him. He hurt us in a lot of ways. “But I give our kids a lot of credit. They played really well and matched them point for point. We just couldn’t quite keep up with them.” Sampson was a sophomore on the White Swan team that the Hornets eliminated in the division crossover round of the 2B state playoffs two years ago. If Oroville suffered any ill effects from their five-hour bus ride to White Swan, it didn’t show in the field, at least not after Sampson’s opening salvo. The Hornets immediately bounced back with a seven-play, 61-yard drive capped by WIAA Class 2B Athlete of the Week Luke Kindred’s 27-yard touchdown run. The teams traded long scoring drives through most of the first half, with the Hornets getting a 21-yard Kindred-to-Smith scoring strike and a 2-yard Dustin Nigg scoring run to offset two scoring runs by Sampson and one from Niko Nanez. Nigg’s run gave the Hornets a 22-20 lead with 2:31 left in the half, but the Cougars marched 80 yards on seven plays to take a 28-22 halftime lead on Sampson’s 3-yard run. Neither team could get the upper hand in the third quarter until Nanez scored again with 26 seconds left in the third to give White Swan its largest lead at 35-22. “We kind of stymied them for most of the second half,”
Hutchinson said. “We had Kindred shadow Sampson and that made a big difference.” It also took its toll, as Kindred’s legs cramped up at one point, forcing him out of the game for a third-and-long that White Swan converted. “His calves were rock hard,” Hutchinson said. “We had to throw a freshman in there, and they sent Sampson right out at him. You could see it coming and there wasn’t much we could do about it. That was a tough one right there.” The Hornets came back with a 10-play, 80-yard drive that took just 3:45 to pull within three points on Tanner Smith’s 17-yard run with eight minutes to go. Oroville had the ball and a chance to take the lead, but had a long gain deep into White Swan territory wiped out by a holding call, and a snap over Kindred’s head on 2nd-and-20 put the Hornets in an even deeper hole. “The penalty came out of nowhere,” Hutchinson said. “Tanner had just made a great catch with two guys on him, but then the flag came in really late. “The next play, we were in a shotgun for probably the first time all year and we ended up with third and forever. So we turned the ball over and Sampson got us again.” Sampson’s 30-yard touchdown run proved to be too much for the Hornets to overcome. Kindred finished with 144 rushing yards on 25 carries and completed 5-of-15 passes for 58 yards, with Smith hauling in all five completions. Smith also had two kick returns for 49 yards. “Luke was just outstanding,” Hutchinson said. “He took control of the game. When he got
flushed out of the pocket he was running for first downs, and he had a number of passes that should have been caught.” Nigg added 61 yards on 11 carries. Defensively Kindred was in on eight total tackles and had an interception, Jake Scott was in on eight tackles and had a tackle for loss, Logan Mills was in on five tackles and had a tackle for loss and Smith was in on six tackles. “(White Swan coach) Andy Bush is a class guy,” Hutchinson said. “He called me (Saturday) just to reinforce how well he thought we played, and to tell me he really doesn’t look forward to playing us next year (without Sampson). The kids had a lot be proud of.”
Playoff picture The Hornets (4-4, 3-2 Central Washington League) are still in solid position for a playoff spot despite dropping into fourth place in the league. With three spots available, Kittitas (4-0 CWL), White Swan (3-1) and Liberty Bell (3-1) currently have the edge on the Hornets. Liberty Bell, however, has yet to play either Kittitas or White Swan, and the Hornets topped the Mountain Lions 28-27 two weeks ago. The only scenario that would leave the Hornets without at least a three-way tiebreak playoff would be a Liberty Bell sweep of both front-runners. One possible option is for the Hornets to start their playoff run with a game at WaitsburgPrescott, as they did in 2010. All of that, of course, is contingent on Oroville taking care of business this Friday, Oct. 26, against Bridgeport (1-7 (1-3).
Social support cuts breast cancer deaths by almost half B
eing loved and feeling loved can help prevent a recurrence of cancer and reduce fatality rates among those battling the disease, offers a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. A strong social support system can play a large role in how people diagnosed with cancer manage the disease. Those with emotionally satisfying relationships may have prolonged life expectancy or even ward off a relapse of cancer later on. The study was conducted by Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Shanghai Institute of Preventative Medicine over the last eight years. Researchers worked with patients enrolled in the Shanghai Breast Cancer Survivor Study who completed a quality of life survey after six months of being diagnosed with cancer. The majority of patients completed a follow-up survey 30 months later. Responses on different physical issues were calculated
into a general quality of life score. Roughly five years later, researchers documented participants who had cancer recurrences or had died from the disease. Compared to women with low scores, women who had the highest quality of life score had a 48 percent reduction in another cancer occurrence and a 38 percent reduction in the risk of death. The findings of the study indicate that strong emotional and social support early after a diagnosis of breast cancer can be a strong ally in a woman or man’s fight with the disease. Oncologists and therapists can use these study results to help develop a support network for breast cancer patients as part of the course of treatment for the disease. Such social support is especially important in the first year after a cancer diagnosis. Marital satisfaction is also a key factor in the quality of life a person with breast cancer may have.
Should a person be diagnosed with breast cancer, there are a number of things he or she can do to improve the support network. * Spend considerable time talking and sharing moments with your spouse and children. * Surround yourself with positive minded people. * Connect with breast cancer survivors through a local organization in the community or online. * Participate in events designed to raise money and awareness for the fight against breast cancer. * Accept help and support from others when it is needed. * Consider psychological counseling if an added boost is needed. * Share your experiences with others who may be in similar situations. * Volunteer your time doing something that has nothing to do with the disease, like a club or activity.
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October 25, 2012 edition of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune