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Schools will honor vets at assemblies


In Tonasket, the Tonasket High School NORTH COUNTY - There will be special Veterans Day assemblies to ASB will be hosting the Veterans’ Day honor those who served their country at Assembly in the Tonasket High School Tonasket and Oroville High Schools this Commons from 9 to 10 a.m. The ASB is encouraging all veterans Friday, Nov. 9 starting at 9 a.m. In Oroville, The Oroville Class of 2013 to bring items in to be displayed on will host a K-12 Veterans Day Assembly their veterans memorabilia table. Also, at Coulton Auditorim. The assembly will veterans that are graduates of Tonasket High School are asked to be about an hour VETERANS DAY ASSEMBLIES bring in a service photo and there is a speTonasket with information about cial invitation to THS Commons their years of service any member of the 9 a.m to 10 a.m and ranking to Anita public that wishes Oroville Asmussen, THS Office, to attend, accordCoulton Auditorium or email the photo to ing to OHS teacher Starts at 9 a.m. aasmussen@tonasket. George Thornton. “Easiest entry is Before the assembly, from 8:30 to 9:00 through the gym entry near the football field, but guests may want to come a.m., the Tonasket High School ASB and in through the front entry by the high FCCLA will be providing a refreshment school office because of parking. Just be area for veterans and community memhere early so we can seat you,” Thornton bers to sit, visit, and reflect. They will said. “The Oroville American Legion will have decorated tables for the veterans to be special invited guests and participat- sit at, enjoy refreshments and then watch the assembly. ing in the ceremony.”

Planning Commission sets Comp Plan hearing

The U.S Armed Forces Legacy held an open house at the new building at the memorial site and a dinner auction last Saturday. The fundraiser (above) was well attended. In addition to an office for the Veterans Services officer, the new building (right) has a conference table, library and military displays. An emotional Roger Castelda recounts the time six years ago when George Frank (below, right) came to him with the idea of building a memorial. KHQ weatherman George Maupin was at the dinner, recounting his service in Vietnam.


TONASKET - The Tonasket Planning Commission is holding a Public Hearing on the draft updates to the city’s Comprehensive Plan on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 3 p.m. in city hall. The hearing will look at the Introduction and Land Use, Transportation, Parks and Recreation, Housing, Economic Development and Solid Waste Elements for the city Comprehensive Plan. The proposed updates are the result of monthly meetings of the Planning Commission, including a workshop held on Feb. 21, as well as input collected by the contract planner at meetings of a Downtown Tonasket Improvement group, meetings with the president of the Chamber of Commerce and Director of the Tonasket Visitor and Business Resource Center, according to City Clerk Alice Attwood. • Updates to the Introduction are intended to ensure the plan accurately describes existing conditions. • Updates to the Land Use Element are primarily related to requirements of the Growth Management Act pertaining to resource lands and critical areas including prepa-

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ration of new text and maps complying with the requirements to use “best available science.” • Updates to the Transportation Element primarily focus on definition of a classification system and standards for both motorized and non-motorized transportation, updating the inventory of existing motorized and non-motorized transportation expanding the recommendations for all transportation improvements. • The update of the Park and Recreation Element is focused on ensuring consistency with the City’s 2011 Comprehensive Park and Recreation Plan. • Updates to Housing and Solid Waste Elements are limited to amending the text to reflect current conditions. • Updates to the Economic Development included an effort to recognize the work of community members and groups over the years as well as better reflect existing conditions and desires. The Public Facilities Element was not included in the update process as the City is presently working on updated


Oroville School Board short one director Missoula Children’s Theatre auditions Nov. 13

By Gary A. DeVon Managing Editor OROVILLE – With the official acceptance of David Nutt’s resignation, the Oroville School Board finds itself short one director and is taking letters of interest. To be considered by the board the person applying must live within the District’s Director Position 2 boundaries which can be found on the district’s website, Superintendent Quick said at the Oct. 29 meeting of the board. Earlier in the meeting Board Chairman Rocky DeVon swore in OHS senior Katie Tietje and junior Ruben Renfroe as student representatives to the board for this school year. Tietje will be giving the student rep report for the fist half of the school year and Renfroe for the second half. “The well has been dug for the elementary school heating system, although it

is not net online. There is no guarantee it will fix the problem, but we’re hopeful the elementary will be warmer,” said Quick in his superintendent’s report. “We’ve just started work on the lighting as part of the energy grant as well. This is the first part of the grant, the second will be to change out the heating system at the high school to one like the grade school,” added Quick, referring to the elementary’s more efficient geothermal-type HV/AC system. The energy project has been completed at the district office and the bus garage, with lights and ballasts being changed out for more energy efficient systems, according to Quick. The superintendent reminded those present that the election ballots were out and the district would not know the final results of the special three-year capital improvement levy to replace the elementary school roof until after the Tuesday, Nov. 6 ballots were tallied. “If it does pass I’ll be on the phone right away with contractors to get our


finances lined up,” he said. Student representative Tietje reported on the various activities at the high school, including the Homecoming Week events. She also gave a report on fundraising efforts by the senior class for their senior trip to Disneyland. “We’ve been raising money and raised $1000 just in Homecoming week,” she said. Callie Barker said the senior class was about $700 shy of the money needed for plane tickets for the 26 seniors who have expressed a desire to participate in the Disneyland trip, as well as the chaperones. Tietje also said about 100 kids from Oroville attended the college fair at Tonasket High School. Maria Griffin reported on the Challenge Day at Oroville High School gym on Oct. 10 and 11 (see last week’s G-T or view online at In their principal’s reports, Elementary Principal Joan Hoehn and High School

Principal Kristin Sarmiento spoke on the latest test results and where their students excelled and where they need more work to meet state targets. “We really met standards and exceeded them in the third grade... hopefully next year’ fourth grade will do as well... we’ve challenged them to work really hard,” said Hoehn. “My other good news is that Patricia Dagnon, the third grade teacher, got a North Central ESD class-

SEE BOARD | PG. 2 Board Chairman Rocky DeVon swore in OHS senior Katie Tietje and junior Ruben Renfroe (seated, to Tietje’s right) as student representatives to the Oroville School Board for this school year. Also pictured is School Director Todd Hill. Gary DeVon/staff photo


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room grant. There were only two grants given within the four counties.” Hoehn also said auditions for the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of the Tortoise and the Hare will be held for K-12 students on Nov. 13. About the high school students’ state test scores, Sarmiento said “We’re very excited about our tenth graders. They’re

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Maximus to intro new trainer at open house

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TONASKET - Maximus Fitness and Training Center of Tonasket has welcomed a new trainer to its staff and his hosting an open house on Saturday, Nov. 17, in part to give the community a chance to meet him.

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The caboose at the Old Oroville Depot Museum is sporting new red Great Northern Railway colors following a makeover recently by Okanogan Borderlands Historical Society volunteers Bob Seaman, Rick Braman and Bill Nicholson. The three painted the caboose with special paint to match what it would have looked like in the early days of railroading in Oroville. The caboose, which was donated to the depot in the late 1980s by the Burlington Northern Railway which absorbed the Great Northern, was BNR green. Work will resume on the caboose next spring, according to Seaman, who says it will get the GNR goat logo as well as paint for the trim, grab rails and window frames. Restoration of the interior is also planned in the future.

Oroville teacher to serve on Federal Reserve advisory board BY GARY A. DEVON MANAGING EDITOR

OROVILLE – Oroville High School Social Studies teacher George Thornton has been selected as an advisor to the regional Federal Reserve Bank. “We are pleased to announce that Mr. George Thornton has recently been accepted to serve the Education Advisory Council for the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco,” said Oroville School District Superintendent Steve Quick. To begin his time on the Council he will be attending a two-day conference in San Francisco in December where he will help to: 1. Identify gaps and propose creative solutions to help educators across the 12th District in effectively teaching about the

Fed’s role in the U.S. economy 2. Work in collaborative teams to craft learning activities based on FRBSF educational resources 3. Network with Federal Reserve staff and other educators 4. Attend an economic outlook presentation from a Federal Reserve economist 5. Tour the Fed Center museum 6. Identify an individual project idea “Thornton has been actively involved many different types of educational partnerships, programs, and exchange,” said Supt. Quick “Serving on this Council is one more way he continues to impact not only the students in Oroville, but also have deep impact on students outside of our district. “We are proud to have Mr. Thornton as a staff member and

HEARING | FROM A1 Water and Sewer Plans that will provide important information required to update this element of the Comprehensive Plan, said Attwood. Kurt Danison of Highlands Associates will present a staff report at the beginning of the hearing to provide status of the plan update, summarize key issues

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and provide background on the proposed updates. Following the presentation the public is invited to provide comments and questions. Required by state law, the comprehensive plan is the foundation for local planning as it acts as an outline of the community’s vision and priorities. It provides flexible guidelines and a general statement of the desired long-term future development and preservation. The updated introduction and plan elements provide a vision for the how and where the city will grow, not only by type and density or intensity of land uses but how traffic (both motorized

George Thornton support him as he continues to seek out professional opportunities for himself, the district and our students.”

and non-motorized) systems will be developed or improved to provide access for the movement of goods, services and people and how people will be housed, where and how they will recreate, what approach the city desires for economic development and finally how solid waste will be handled. The Planning Commission wants the plan to accurately reflect the needs and desires of the Tonasket community. As a group of appointed volunteers, commission members rely on residents, business owners and citizens to provide input as part of the process. Those that would like to discuss the plan update, should contact City Clerk Attwood at (509) 486-2132 or Danison of Highlands Associates at (509) 422-5030.

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Steve Wold, who recently moved with his family to the area from Salem, Ore., has already started work at the gym. “He’s been in fitness for nearly 20 years,” said Maximus owner Christa Reviea. “He’s been in physique competitions throughout the U.S. and has some per-

sonal history in boxing.” The open house will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Guests can help themselves to some free food, enter into a drawing for a free 30-day gym pass (multiple winners will be drawn), and even get in a workout. And, of course, welcome Wold to Tonasket.

Sheriff asks help in locating missing man BY GARY A. DEVON MANAGING EDITOR

OKANOGAN The Okanogan County Sheriff ’s Office is asking for help to locate a missing Renton man last seen in Conconully. Christopher D. Campbell, 60, Renton was last seen on Nov. 2 at around 12:30 p.m. at the Sit’n Bull in Conconully. Campbell has been camping in Okanogan County at Fish Lake and was due to be home and back to work by Oct. 28. “Family and friends of Campbell have not seen nor heard from him. The last purchase with his debit card was

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on Sunday, Oct. 28th at WalMart in Omak,” said Sheriff Frank Rogers. “Campbell’s camp is still at Fish Lake with everything still there, except Campbell and his pickup are missing.” Deputies have searched several areas and roads for Campbell, but have not located him or the vehicle and family members are in the area trying to locate Campbell’s vehicle, according to the sheriff. If anyone has any information on Campbell or has seen him the are asked to contact the Okanogan County Sheriff ’s Office at (509) 4227232.

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OMAK - Dr. Laurie Arnold, author and Colville Tribal member, will give a presentation and book signing in room 301 at the Wenatchee Valley College at Omak campus on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 1 p.m. Arnold’s new book, Bartering with the Bones of Their Dead: Colville Tribe and Termination (University of Washington Press) was released in September. The book tells the story of a tribe whose members waged a painful and sometimes bitter 20-year struggle about whether or not to give up their status as a sovereign nation. Most tribes

and bands fought the termination policy, enacted by the Eisenhower Administration; the Colville Confederated Tribes of North Central Washington offer a rare example of a tribe that pursued termination. Arnold’s book describes those years on the Colville reservation through the perspective of a historian and insider who grew up listening to the voices and memories of her elders. Arnold grew up in Keller, Wash. She is an enrolled member of the Lakes Band of the Colville Confederated Tribes. She attended Oregon State University and earned a bachelor’s degree in history. After working a few years in Seattle, Portland and Chicago, she

returned to school, earning her PhD in history from Arizona State University in 2005. Arnold worked at the D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies at the Newberry Library in Chicago before taking a position at the University of Notre Dame as director of Native American Initiatives. The presentation at WVC of Omak is free and open to the public. This presentation is part of National Native American Heritage Month and is sponsored by the Red Road Association. A book signing will also be held at the Corner Shelf Bookstore in Omak from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Math has gone up a lot, up to 65 percent.” Sarmiento said the scores include home-schoolers as well

and the goal for the state is to cut the gap between beginning scores and 100 percent in half. “So if you’re at 50 percent that number has to be 75 percent by 2017,” she said. “As a district overall things went well.”

BOARD | FROM A1 showing a three-year trend of progress. Our writing and reading scores at 93 percent were the highest we’ve ever had.

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In Honor of Our WWII Veterans Honoring World War II Veterans By John Minyard Post Historian

OROVILLE - In late April of this year Oroville’s Hodge’s Post #84 of the American Legion honored all World War II Veteran Post members with lifetime memberships in the American Legion. The hall was packed with family members honoring their WWII Veteran relatives. One such member came all the way from Yakima just to receive his membership, Calvin (Bob) Henson. WWII Veteran Calvin “Bob” Henson is presented a lifetime membership in the American Legion from Oroville’s Hodges Post #84, Washington State Deputy Commander Jake Caburg made the presentation. Henson travelled all the way from Yakima to attend.

WWII Veteran John Steg is presented a lifetime membership in the American Legion from Oroville’s Hodges Post #84. The presentation is made by then Post Commander Rolly Clark. Also at the table are Steg’s wife Betty, and veterans Bob Hirst and Ralph Patterson.

WWII Veteran Bob Hirst was presented with his membership by then Post Commander Rolly Clark. WWII Veteran Clayton Emry is presented a lifetime membership in the American Legion from Oroville’s Hodges Post #84. Third Area Commander Monte Butler (left) and Washington State Deputy Commander Jake Caburg (right) made the presentation. WWII Veteran Jean Jacobs steps up to receive a lifetime membership in the American Legion from Oroville’s Hodges Post #84 presented by Third Area Commander Monte Butler and Washington State Deputy Commander Jake Caburg.

Courage Remembered Washington State Deputy Commander Jake Caburg presents WWII Vet Frank Morris with a lifetime membership in the American Legion from Oroville’s Hodges Post #84. WWII Vet Dick Wisener is presented a lifetime membership in the American Legion from Oroville’s Hodges Post #84 by Washington State Deputy Commander Jake Caburg.

Third Area Commander Monte Butler and Washington State Deputy Commander Jake Caburg present WWII Veteran Harvey Smith With a lifetime membership in the American Legion from Oroville’s Hodges Post #84.

WWII Veteran Jim Zosel is presented a lifetime membership in the American Legion from Oroville’s Hodges Post #84. The presentation is made by then Post Commander Rolly Clark, Third Area Commander Monte Butler and Washington State Deputy Commander Jake Caburg. Photos by John Minyard

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A Happy Oroville Halloween

Frontier Foods, Best Costumes, Willy Wonka and the Upma Lumpas.

FB’s Family Diner, The Spookiest, What’s on the menu?

Oroville School District Office, working out to the oldies with Richard Simmons

Oroville Reman and Reload, Best Decorations with Dr Seuss theme.

Allure Hair Design - trying to get ahead in the beauty biz.

Oroville City Hall – These gals should be outstanding in their field. (Below) Sterling Bank – Ready for Trick or Treating.

Wells Fargo Bank – Waiting on the next stage

Trick or Treating in Downtown Oroville The Oroville Chamber of Commerce sponsored the Halloween Business Costume an Decoration Contest, a longstanding tradition in Oroville. The chamber also sponsored the downtown after school Trick or

Treat and awarded prizes for some of the best costumes (see http://www.orovillewashington. com/halloween2012) This year the judges of the businesses, Doug and Marianne Knight (Chesaw, the Red Hat

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Ladies & Royal Neighbors) and Raleigh Chinn (Oroville Senior Center), gave awards in three categories spookiest, costumes and decorations. Out of 16 businesses visited by

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the committee: The winners are: Spookiest 1st - FB’s Family Grill (this business was actually closed for the day but participated anyway.) (The ghoulish family).

2nd - Allure Hair Design aka Sonia’s Beauty/Hair (heads just hanging around) Best Costumes 1st - Frontier Foods (Willie Wonka & the Chocolate Factory) 2nd - Vicki’s Boutique (General

Halloween Theme) Decorations 1st - Oroville Reman & Reload (Cat and the Hat) 2nd - Oroville School District Office (Exercising by Richard Simmons).




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The U.S. Armed Forces Legacy Memorial

A lasting legacy has been built This coming Veteran’s Day the community, the county, in fact the whole state, should be proud of the U.S. Armed Forces Legacy Memorial built by volunteers in Tonasket. It’s a memorial to our veterans that rivals many of those in much larger municipalities. For those visiting the memorial for the first time it truly inspires – if one tight knit community can do this, the possibilities are endless. It draws out our emotions – remember those family members and friends who served to preserve our rights. Rights like freedom of speech and religion, the right to cast our vote, to peaceably assemble, to be safe in our person and property. The Legacy Memorial has become an emotional, inspiring and practical monument. It is more than just basalt columns, the American Out of Flag and names on the wall -- although taken My Mind together that’s a lot. With the opening of the Gary A. DeVon new building at the site veterans have more convenient access to the Veterans Service officer, there’s a place to meet and a library. Next the group is working on a bridge to better connect the community with the memorial – George’s Bridge as Roger Castelda dubbed it at the Dinner Auction fundraiser at the Eagles last Saturday. George Frank, who an emotional Castelda credited with coming up with a plan for a memorial six years ago. We wonder if anyone could have imagined in those early days just how successful a small, but determined group of volunteers could be? We can’t build enough memorials to our veterans for what they’ve done for us all. We can just thank them and make sure our leaders only put them in harms way for the most vital of reasons. The Legacy Project is a fitting memorial to all our veterans on their day. But as James E. Koutz, National Commander of The American Legion, writes on this page this week, every day should be Veteran’s Day.

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Dear Editor, My name is Jerry Ecklor and I live in Oroville. Most everyone here knows me as I grew up here and had a business called Village Appliance Repair for 40 years. I am pretty much retired now. I would have worked longer but I found out that I had Parkinson’s and that is why I am telling this story. I want all you who have this illness to know that there is hope for us. We don’t have a normal life but we know there are much worse things we could have. My story starts off this summer. This is all true. I was going to Prince’s hardware to get some parts for a honeydew job to fix the toilet. I was driving my little white Camaro, which is low and hard to get in and out of, but it’s still fun to drive. I got out of the car and did my shuffle walk into the store (you people with Parkinson’s will surely know what that is). I got my parts and went back to the car and started for home, which is only two blocks away. The parking lot was busy with shoppers. Before I got very far across the parking lot something very strange happened. Something under the seat grabbed my leg and jerked it back under the seat.

This startled me to say the least so I stopped the car and jumped out real quick and got down to look under the seat. You know here in eastern Washington we have real nasty critters out here. Snakes, pack rats, coyotes, bats, you name it and I sometimes leave the window down. Well I looked under the seat very carefully but there was nothing there. People were starting to look at me kind of funny now so I got back in the car thinking it wasn’t too far to home and I would check it out real good there and not out in the middle of Prince’s lot.

So I jumped in or kind of slid into the car and started for home. This time I was in a little more of a hurry when it happened again, only harder back went my leg. This time I was in the intersection and I bailed out right there. The other people of Oroville must have been wondering what Jerry was up to today as I was on my hands and knees there in the street. I was really creeped out now and I didn’t want to leave my car there. This time I moved the seat forward an looked real good way up under the seat where I could see way to the top of the the

seat cushion. Nothing. I thought it must have moved to the passenger side. With the chills going up my spine, I was going to go home. Then I glanced down and saw it. All wrapped around my leg, going under the seat and out the door and under the rear tire was a...long piece of fishing line. Every time I moved the car I ran over the line with the tire and it pulled my leg under the seat. I laughed so hard. Who knows what people were thinking now. Jerry Ecklor Oroville


When people think of veterans, they often think of warriors, but Hurricane Sandy offers just the latest reminder of the significant humanitarian and often times lifesaving work performed by our veterans on a daily basis. As Sandy was still wreaking devastation on the east coast, Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard members mobilized on the opposite coast –at March Air Reserve Base in California to trek nearly 3,000 miles to assist their fellow Americans. The Navy sent large-deck amphibious ships off the shores of New York and New Jersey, where Marines, soldiers and Coast Guardsmen were busy rescuing storm victims, rebuilding ravaged areas and providing food and fuel. Memorial Day is appropriately set aside to honor our fallen war veterans – those who made the Supreme Sacrifice for this great country. Unfortunately, we are unable to personally show our appreciation to these heroes. Veterans Day, however, is intended to honor all of our military veterans, including the nearly 23 million living men and women that are still among us. Sometimes all that is needed is a simple ‘thank you’ directed at the veteran or the family member for his or her sacrifice. Part of that sacrifice too often includes unemployment or underemployment when the veteran’s military service is over.

Companies should understand that it’s smart business to hire veterans, and when members of the Guard and Reserves deploy, it is America’s business to ensure that their civilian careers do not suffer. We must not forget the unique health care needs of women veterans. There are more than 1.2 million women in America today who have worn the uniform. Women play a pivotal role in our mission in Afghanistan. The Department of Veterans Affairs must adequately treat breast and cervical cancer as well as trauma that may have resulted from domestic violence, sexual harassment and assault. We must always remember those veterans who have given their lives for us long after they stopped wearing their military uniforms. While their service obligations may have expired, their love of country endured .Chances are that if you surveyed your local police or fire department, you would find that a disproportionately high amount of its members are veterans. Men like Navy veteran and Boston firefighter Paul J. Cahill, who sacrificed his life when a restaurant roof collapsed while he was fighting a fire in West Roxbury on August 29, 2007. Or Washington State Trooper and U.S. Army veteran Tony Radulescu who was killed on February 23, 2012 when he was shot during a traffic stop in Kitsap County. When an emergency hits, there is a good chance that it is a veteran that is first to respond. Whether it’s a school teacher, construction worker or first responder, military

veterans take their missions seriously. On September 12 of this year – 11 years and one day after the worst terrorist attack ever inflicted on American soil -- two Navy SEAL veterans made the Supreme Sacrifice while protecting their fellow Americans who were under attack at the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya. Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods knew the meaning of service. In an open letter to Glenn Doherty, SEAL Team 3 Comrade Brandon Webb wrote in The New York Times: “I still can’t believe you punched out early on me, but glad to hear from the guys that you fought like a hero – no surprise there… You should know, your efforts resulted in the rescue of over 20 Department of State personnel. They are alive today because of yours and Ty’s heroic action.” Tyrone Woods was described by his mother as a “stellar SEAL who thrived on adrenaline, excitement and danger.” In addition to his grieving mother, Ty is survived by his wife, an infant daughter, two teenage sons and countless friends. And it’s important to remember not only the price that is paid by so many veterans to maintain our freedom – but the price paid by their heartbroken families as well. Journalist Abigail Pesta, who is the sister of Glen Doherty, wrote, “Today we held his funeral in his hometown of Winchester. During the procession from the funeral home to the church, the streets were lined with hundreds of peo-

ple. Schools were let out; there were bands playing… People were holding signs. We have seen such a show of support – from both the town that we grew up in and the nation that we live in. We feel so much love.” Scenes similar to what occurred in Winchester, Massachusetts have taken place in many other cities and towns across America. We revere these heroes because they revered us –their families, their neighbors, their fellow citizens. A country is only as good as the people in it. And a land that could produce such heroes is truly a land worth serving. While fewer than 10 percent of Americans can claim the honorable title “U.S. military veteran,” this special group often provides the vital services that enable our communities to function. We must heed the words of our first Commander-in-Chief, General George Washington who said in 1798, “The willingness with which our young people will fight in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional as to how they perceive the veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their country.” Born of their extraordinary accomplishments comes our extraordinary debt. And for those accomplishments and for their dedication, we must always be grateful. James E. Koutz of Boonville, Ind., is national commander of The American Legion,, the nation’s largest organization of wartime veterans with 2.4 million members.

Civil discourse and the clash of ideas OPINION BY LEE H. HAMILTON

The election of 2012 has called attention to how difficult it is for Americans to talk reasonably with one another about public policy challenges. Our civic dialogue — how we sort through issues and reason with one another — is too often lamentable. We live in a politically divided country. Congress, which ought to serve as the forum where politicians of diverse views find common ground, is instead riven by ideological disagreements. There’s no real discourse, just the two parties hammering at each other in a mean-spirited, strident tone. Small wonder the public holds Congress in such low esteem. It seems impossible to change, but it’s not. Ordinary citizens— you and I—have it in our power to put our political dialogue back on track. The first step is to understand that in a politically and socially diverse country, with two houses of Congress and a president required to pass legislation, compromise isn’t a luxury. It is almost always a necessity. Too few politi-

cians seem to grasp this. So if we want things to improve, if we don’t like intense partisanship and political game-playing, then we must choose officials with an instinct for collaboration. And we, as their constituents, have to give them room to craft legislation with broad appeal. The budget, taxes, entitlements, education, immigration — on all these issues there is room for each side to accommodate the other. But to make progress on these matters, it will take political leadership of the highest order: leaders who are fair, open-minded, and committed above all else to bringing people together through discussion, debate and compromise. Let me be clear: We should expect disagreement in our politics. Vigorous debate has been a constant in American history, and let’s hope it always will be. Controversy and argument are natural parts of a working democracy. Our Founders understood this, as a way for multiple views to be aired and possible solutions weighed. Competition for power lies at the heart of our system, and an intense struggle for votes

that is marked by the clash of ideas should be encouraged, not feared. But healthy debate requires other ingredients, too: Respect for one’s adversary. Tolerance of different beliefs and perspectives. Graciousness. A fundamental respect for facts. The humility to recognize that we might be wrong and the integrity to admit it. When the next political attack ad appears on your television screen, keep these virtues in mind. Because if we don’t like the tone of our politics, you and I are the only ones who can change it. We must make it clear to office-seekers and to our political friends that we do not like inflammatory namecalling or constant attacks on an opponent’s motivation. Let it be known we are tired of excessive partisanship — that we want a genuine dialogue that searches for common ground and solutions. Knowing how to disagree without obstructing progress should be a bedrock skill for officeholders. They must know how to state their case cogently, in a manner that is substantive and factual, and does not attack the motivation or patriotism of those with whom

they disagree. The more this kind of behavior becomes the norm, the better our political system will work and the stronger our nation will be. Because the reverse is true, too: a politics that consists of debasing, demeaning, or attempting to silence the people with whom we disagree is a warning sign of an ailing democracy. Plenty of powerful groups and interests in this country try to manipulate public opinion. But special interests don’t have the final say on who gets elected. You, the average citizen, have the one thing every candidate values most highly: a vote. Use it, and use it wisely. Help America turn away from a coarse, surly politics that dwells on differences and places party loyalty ahead of national progress. Choose leaders of a civil temperament who listen attentively to a wide range of views, who see value in bridging the partisan divide, and who will pragmatically address our nation’s challenges. Lee Hamilton is Director of the Center on Congress at Indiana University. He was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for 34 years.

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okanogan valley life A history of the bazaar Another week and no snow to shovel, but lotsa’ rain. Last Saturday, Nov. 3 was a busy day in our fair city. I think the first bazaar of the season was held at the United Methodist Church, along with the annual spaghetti luncheon. They were successful both financially and spiritually. It was so good to have Ralph Patterson and his family there, and yes, the sauce was just as good as always. He had to travel by wheelchair this year, but that is not to say you won’t see him somewhere around town, supporting some other function. He’s no quitter. When we say A & W don’t most of us think of Ralph and Elvie? I’ve been mentioning the discontinuance of our annual bazaar, for two or three issues and now I have the “skinny” on the beginning etc. thanks to Eunice Godwin. In 1968-69 the function

By Dolly Engelbretson

Sterling Insurance Company is planning a return visit on Nov. 8 at 1 p.m. In the back room of course. Bob Hirst is going ahead with plans for the first ever Biscuit and Sausage Gravy Breakfast scheduled for Nov. 10 at 9 a.m. at the Senior Center. Just a reminder that the Senior Center Bazaar is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. We still have one table left to sell so if you want one and have hesitated now is the time

Fifties Dance Fundraiser for NVCS by Jackie Valiquette North Valley Community Schools

OROVILLE - We are excited to present the 2nd Annual 50’s Dance on Saturday, Dec. 1, at the old “PUB” on Main Street in Oroville, now Vicki’s Unique Boutique. Don’t worry; you won’t be dancing among all the neat items in the Boutique. The back of the building remains the same, stage and all. Dance the night away to the 50s, 60s and 70s by the Tonasket Eagles

Coming up this Saturday, Nov. 10, from 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. we are having our Second Annual Chili Cook Off. There are several entries so far so there will be a good variety of chili to try. Chili by the bowl is available by donation and all proceeds will benefit our kids charities. On Thanksgiving we will

was held in the Civic League, which is now part of the public library. Eunice and Hillary Blackler are the ones with THIS & THAT the thought and it was Joyce Emry called a flea market. (by the way the Oroville Junior Women were first called the Coral Junior Women and some thought they were a singing group, thus the name change) In 1970, Sydney (Forney) Hardenburgh was made chairman, and they had outgrown their space, so moved to the gym, and for over 40 years a

good time was had selling hand crafted items. An addition was a light supper for shoppers and families to enjoy, while taking a break from looking. Along the way, prices were increased for table space and some objected to that. Then commercial items were offered and some objected to that, and so it goes. It was fun while it lasted and perhaps next year, another group will feel it was needed and we’ll go at it again. How about the new paint job at the library? Very nice! also the face-lift at the Camaray Motel and city hall. We had family that stayed there this past weekend and I asked them for an honest opinion and they said, “Pretty good. Not five star, but pretty good.” So thanks to the new managers we now have a place that we aren’t ashamed of. Another spaghetti dinner was held last Saturday, in the form of


us with their music on the third Friday of November and December. I saw Glenn and Juanita Waggy recently and she told me that they definitely had plans to return to the Center for pinochle and Sunday potlucks. She is gradually improving. Pinochle scores for Nov. 3: Door Prize was won by Nellie Paulsen; Most pinochles by Sally Eder; High man score by Leonard Paulsen; and High lady score by Evelyn Dull. Nellie Paulsen and Evelyn Dull got 1500 trump. More next time.

to come forth. We have two new members and wish to welcome them. Say hello to Pete Kimbrell and Elizabeth Moody. They plan to have lunch with us and Liz has been playing pinochle with us on Saturday evenings. Joy and John Lawson and Friends will be entertaining

THE LEARNING TREE music of Project 3:16, enjoy 50s food, floats and sodas, and banana splits. Wine and beer will be available, as well. This is a family affair from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Music begins at 6 p.m. and there will be prizes for best era costumes and hoola-hoopers. Tickets will be sold at the door - $5 for children, $10 for adults and $25 for a family of three or more. Mark your calendar for this fun event and watch for

TONASKET EAGLES have a traditional dinner at the Aerie from 1:30-4:30 p.m. This is free or by donation. The Aerie will be closing at 6:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Pinochle scores from last Sunday are: 1st-Neil Fifer, 2ndLyle Anderson, Low Score- Julie

posters around town soon with more details. Classes coming up include Navigating Your iPad, a two session class on Nov. 19 and 26. You will learn to use this remarkable tool in tons of new ways. Is It a Bib? is a one session class on the 27th. In 2-1/2 hours you will put together a bib that is also an apron. Once you find out how easy it is to create, you’ll be making more of them for holiday gifts! Call Ellen at (509) 476-2011 or go online to to register. If you prefer email it’s Whichever way you select, Ellen will get back to you quickly. Hovland, Last Pinochle- Alice Rawley and Lyle Anderson. We are in great need of volunteers to help with Friday night kitchen, Friday night Bingo, Sunday Breakfast and our special events. If you can volunteer, please call Jo Standley at 8469576. We wish anyone who is ill a speedy recovery to good health. God Bless you all. The Biggest Little Eagles in the State.

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a benefit for the Sutton family. Several don’t recognize the name but Mr. Sutton is the driver of our city sanitation truck and his wife is in hospital in Seattle waiting for a stem-cell transplant. They had taken into their home three children to give them a better home life and now their new mom is very sick and they need all the encouragement and aid that can be given. I just recently learned of the death of Edna (Sawyers) Robinson. They were expected at a small “forties” class reunion last summer but didn’t show, due to her health and it seems she didn’t recover. They have lived in Hunters for many years, but Edna graduated from Oroville high school and was one of the May Queens, as was her sister Elaine Chamberlain. Did you remember to turn your clock back? Usually there are funny happenings about that task, but haven’t heard any this year. Sometimes the husband and wife both change the clocks and sometimes no one does and so it

goes. It’s silly anyway, but we keep doing it. I heard that Kay Sibley broke her wrist….To keep up the pace she usually goes, she needs both arms at the ready. Sorry about your slow-down. How about that new paint job on the caboose at the museum? More hours that were volunteered by good supporters of the community! I wonder if the Christmas “fling” will be held at the Museum this year. That’s always fun…or so it seems to me. Also learned of the death of Ann Carper. Sympathy goes to her family. We human beings are a “funny lot” you know. Too often when a birthday party, anniversary or some other sort of family get together is planned, many of us will say, “Oh! I don’t have time, it’s too far, it’s too hot or too cold” or some other lame excuse. How nice it would have been to have had all the family and friends of Lorraine (Rainsberry) Meyer to be together, when she could have

enjoyed the fun and laughter, that was had at the American Legion Hall, after the Celebration of her Life, at the Free Methodist Church, last Saturday. How wonderful to have so lived your life that folks from far and near attended to pay their final respects. Pastor Rod Brown and Rev. Scott Rainsberry were in charge of the services and how proud Lorraine would have been of the superb job her grandson did. I don’t know how he was able to do what he did, but perhaps it was because of the closeness and love he had for his gramma Lorraine. She was so loved by her children and grandchildren and most especially by John. He will have a big void in his life, but it will help to “Remember the Good Times” We had Virgil and Donna Forney with us a couple of nights as they were here for the services of Lorraine. Donna is her sister-in-law. We got together with classmates of Donna’s, Margeret Hirst and Lloyd Curtis and the gals taught the guys who were the best card players.

Fourth Annual Community Coat Closet

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Members of the Oroville Royal Neighbors of America join “happy customers” of the Fourth Annual Community Coat Closet for a photo-op on the veranda at the Depot Museum Saturday, Nov. 3. The organization thanked Sterling Bank, Helen and Ray Casey, Jack Hughes, Roy Morales and the many members in the community who provided coats, knit items, display racks and assistance in making this event a huge success.

CD release party Nov. 11 by Marianne Knight

Have you collected your old candles, pine cones and wax for the Fire Starters you are going to learn to make at the Eden Valley Guest Ranch on Nov. 14 at 10 a.m.? Come and enjoy the day. Bring your supplies and a pot luck dish for lunch. Some supplies will be available. Please call Dolly (509) 476-3336 or Marianne (509) 485-2103. We need to have a head count, so please call, now. Fiona Gallery at Chesaw, will host a CD Release Party for Tonasket Musician Steve Kinzie, Sunday, Nov. 11th, at 2 p.m. The Album, “Openings,” features 13 original songs recorded at B Natural Studios in Seattle with contributions from ten West Coast musicians. Joining Steve for a number of songs from

HILLTOP COMMENTS “Openings” as well as more recent songs, will be the albums coproducer, Eric Smith, on bass and guitars, as well as collaborations with local musicians Reed Engel, Ron and Judy Hyde, Steve Sher, Jill Trueblood, and Sandy Vaughn. Fiona Gallery is located at 2052 Chesaw Road. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact Sandy Vaughn at (509) 485 2281 ( or Steve Kinzie at (509) 485 2192 (

To the Veterans on our Hilltop The body of believers attending the Chesaw Community

Bible Church express deep gratitude and appreciation for those men and women who have sacrificed themselves to provide a cover of liberty and protection for the United States of America. We remember you, not only on Veterans Day, but every day of the year. Let us Thank You in person. Please come to the Chesaw Mercantile on Monday, Nov. 12 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. for dessert and coffee. Week 3 of the Pinochle winners, with 32 players on Oct. 29th. The low winners were, Harold Harper and Sue O’Brien. The high winners were, Wayne Adams and Judy Bunch with Loretta Hickman taking the traveling. Thanksgiving will be here in just a few weeks. Please join the folks of the Chesaw Community Bible Church and the Community of Chesaw for a wonderful day filled with friendship, food, and it is Free to all. Until next week

Still Time To Set Up Owner-only 401(k) for 2012 FINANCIAL FOCUS

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32 N Main St. Suite A Omak, WA 98841 509-826-1638 Member SIPC Reported by Edward Jones

If you’re a small-business owner, with no full-time employees (except possibly your spouse or business partner), you’re probably used to taking care of just about everything on your own. So, if you’re thinking of establishing a retirement plan — and you should — you might also be attracted to “going solo” with an “Owner-only” 401(k). An Owner-only 401(k), sometimes known as an Individual 401(k), has been around for a few years now, and has proven quite popular — and with good reason. This plan is easy to establish, easy to administer and, most importantly, gives you many of the same benefits enjoyed by employees of a company that offers a traditional 401(k) plan. These benefits include the following: Tax deferred earnings — Your earnings aren’t taxed as they accumulate.

Tax deductible contributions — An Owner-only 401(k) consists of two components — salary deferral and profit sharing contributions, both of which are generally 100 percent tax deductible. If you choose to make Roth salary deferrals to your Owneronly 401(k), your contributions aren’t deductible, but you won’t pay taxes on your earnings, provided you don’t take withdrawals until you’re 59-1/2 and it’s been five years since your first year of Roth deferral. Variety of investment choices — You can choose to fund your Owner-only 401(k) with a wide range of investments. And you can construct an investment mix that’s appropriate for your risk tolerance and long-term goals.

2012, or $55,000 if you’re 50 or older. And these figures are doubled if your spouse also contributes to the Owner-only 401(k). However, you’re not obligated to contribute anything to your plan. So, if your business is slow one year, you might scale back your contributions, or put in nothing at all. Then, when business picks up again, you can get back toward contributing whatever you can afford, up to the maximum.

Clearly, the Owner-only 401(k) can offer you some key advantages in building resources for retirement. But it’s not the only smallbusiness retirement plan on the market, so, before you make a decision, you may want to consult with your tax and financial advisors to determine if an Owner-only 401(k) is Furthermore, an Owner-only 401(k) can indeed the right plan for you. potentially allow you to make greater contributions, at an identical income level, than But don’t wait too long. You’ll have to esother small-business retirement plans, such tablish your Owner-only 401(k) by Dec. 31 as a SEP IRA. In 2012, you can defer up if you want to receive any tax deductions for to $17,000, or $22,500 if you’re 50 or older 2012. And in any case, the sooner you start (as long as you don’t exceed 100 percent putting money away, the faster the progress of your income). Then, in addition, you can you will make toward the retirement lifestyle make a profit-sharing contribution equal to you’ve envisioned. 25 percent of your income (slightly less if you are unincorporated). So, by combining This article was written by Edward Jones for the salary deferral and profit-sharing com- use by your local Edward Jones Financial ponents, you can potentially contribute up Advisor. to $50,000 to your Owner-only 401(k) in

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community bulletin board Local Food Banks OROVILLE – The Oroville food bank operates every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., excluding holidays, in the basement of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. For more information, call Jeff Austin at 476-3978 or Sarah Umana at 476-2386. 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.

Broken Arrow Performance OROVILLE – Tonight’s performance at Esther Bricques Winery’s tasting room (Nov. 8) will feature performances by Broken Arrow and The Oroville Neighborhood Band. Doors open at 6 p.m. Light refreshments are available. Esther Bricques Winery is located at 42 Swanson Mill Road, Oroville. For more information call the winery at (509) 476-2861.

Veteran’s Day Assembly TONASKET – In honor of Veteran’s Day, the Tonasket High School ASB will be hosting a Veteran’s Day Assembly by the Tonasket Library

The theme of the 2012 Summer Reading Program was “Dream Big! Read.” Our young readers enjoyed activities including a Wildlife Rescue show, teensí visit with a local author, Pacific Science Center presentation, story time with a bilingual master storyteller, and puppet shows. The library registered 144 participants who read a total of 1,140 hours. The greatest news is that we met our goal of increasing the number of registrants who each logged at least ten hours of reading over the summer. Congratulations Tonasket children! At our traditional end-ofprogram party we awarded the prizes donated by community

on the morning of Friday, Nov. 9 in the THS Commons from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. All Veterans are encouraged to bring items in to be displayed on the Veteran’s memorabilia table. If you are a graduate of THS please bring in a service photo with information about years of service and ranking to Anita Asmussen, or you may email the photo to aasmussen@tonasket.wednet. edu. Submit photos no later than Friday, Nov. 2.

Breakfast Fund Raiser OROVILLE – The Oroville Senior Citizens present: Breakfast Fund Raiser Saturday, Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Oroville Senior Center. Funds will go towards reaching their goal for the building fund. Menu will be biscuits and gravy, eggs, juice, coffee and tea.

Military Honors TONASKET - The Legacy in Tonasket will be holding a Military Honor at the American Legacy Project on Veterans Day followed by a free dinner at the Tonasket American Legion Post 82 at 1 p.m.

Veterans Day Closure OKANOGAN The Courthouse Complex will be closed on Monday, Nov. 12 in observance of Veterans Day.

TONASKET LIBRARY NEWS sponsors. The grand prizes, bikes for a boy and a girl, were won by Jair Aparicio and Yayre Ortega. Heartfelt thanks to our generous sponsors: All Perked Up Espresso, Grant’s Market, Hidden Treasures, Highlandia Jewelers, Just Us Girls, Lee Frank Mercantile, Rooster’s Espresso, Roy’s Pharmacy, Shannon’s Place, Tonasket Natural Foods Co-op, and Wild Rose Floral Design. Thanks also to Jeanie Ramsey who painted the window design highlighting the program.

The Courthouse Complex will reopen for regular business Tuesday, Nov. 14.

Public Budget Hearing for FD 16 AENEAS VALLEY – The Okanogan Fire District No. 16 commissioners will hold their annual public budget hearing for year 2013 at their monthly work session 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12 at 6 Main Rd., Aeneas Valley. The public is encouraged to attend. Call Mike Woelke at (509) 486-1386 for more information.

Water Use Efficiency Goals Public Forum TONASKET – The City Council of the City of Tonasket will be holding a public forum to set goals for the City’s water system on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m. This meeting will be held in the Tonasket City Council Room, 209 S. Whitcomb Ave., Tonasket. This meeting is also considered as an informational meeting for water system consumers. For additional information regarding the proposed goals contact Alice Attwood at (509) 486-2132.

ly meeting of Habitat for Humanity will be Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. at Mike and Peggy McDaniels home, 170 Hubbard Rd., Riverside. For more information call Arlene Johnson at (509) 429-8369.

May Festival Meeting OROVILLE – The Oroville May Festival Committee will be holding an organizational meeting to make plans for the 2013 May Festival on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 6 p.m. at the Oroville Fire Hall. All interested people are invited to attend. There are several vacancies on the committee this year. Come and bring your ideas to the table.

Spence Higby Presentation OROVILLE – Spence Higby will be presenting a slide program and talk about his recent adventures in China. Spence just returned from three weeks visiting the city of Xiamen, Yang En University, a couple doing missionary work through an English

Language School and attending a wedding of a former student. Plus the Korst Mountains of Guilen and Yangshuo. Come to the Oroville Free Methodist Church of Friday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. Admission is free and questions are always welcome.

Booster Club Auction OROVILLE – The Oroville Booster Club’s annual dinner auction will be held Saturday, Nov. 17 at The Plaza Restaurant. Silent Auction begins at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., Live Auction to follow. Tickets are available at The Plaza, Oroville High School or from Booster Club members. Prime Rib and Baked Chicken dinner presented by The Plaza. Auction is by the Oroville Booster Club.

Getting enough Vitamin D? OROVILLE – Do you take a Vitamin D tablet? When you’re outside during the summer, you may be getting the Vitamin D

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TONASKET - The seventh annual CCC Benefit Auction highlights November events a the Community Cultural Center of Tonasket. The auction takes place Saturday, Nov. 10, with doors opening at 4:30 p.m. The silent auction begins at 4:30 p.m., gourmet dinner is at 5:30 p.m., silent auction closes at 7:00 p.m. and live auction starts at 7:30 p.m. There will be plenty of great items to bid on. Cost is $15 for gourmet dinner plus door prize tickets and five raffle tickets or $10 for entrance, door prize tickets and no dinner. Call River at 486-1328 or Janet at 486-2061 for more info or to donate an auction item. Friday, Nov. 16 is the Friday Night Coffee House, featuring

CCC NEWS “Sheer Good Fortune,” a tribute to Toni Morrison. The program will celebrate Nobel Prize winning author Toni Morrison with a video featuring Maya Angelou, Nikki Giovanni and Joanne Gabbin. Morningstarís pizza and salad will be served up before the presentation at 5:00 p.m. Cost for dinner is $6 for CCC members and $7 for the general public. Film starts at 7:00 p.m. Call 486-1328 for more info. Sunday, Nov. 18 is the Artist’s Paint-In . Join local artists for camaraderie and inspiration. Call Claire at 486-1119 or Sandra at 826-5372 for more info. Paint-In is from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Free Nursing Assistant Training Class TONASKET – North Valley Extended Care is now accepting applications for the next Nursing Assistant Training Class beginning late November – early December 2012. This class will be completed in January. Applications may be picked up at the North Valley Hospital’s Human Resource office. Applications will no longer be received after Nov. 22. For more information and course content call the Extended Care at (509) 486-3110 or Dixie Brown at (509) 486-2151 ext. 353.

Habitat for Humanity Meeting RIVERSIDE – The monthThere are many of you who support the library through volunteer work, donations of cash and gifts. Meg and the library board want to thank you all. We especially appreciate the recent donation of a “Buddy Bench” that offers seating for two youngsters in the children’s corner. This was given by the Lange/Bennett families in memory of Payten Bennett. Did you know that our board meetings are open to the public? Our next board meeting is November 8 at noon in the library. We will be discussing our next blow-out book sale, scheduled for Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 29 through Dec. 1. Look for details to be published later. The local library number is 486-2366, and we are now on Facebook.




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The Free Community Dinner, Sunday dinner provided by the CCC and others, is Nov. 25, with dinner served from 2:004:00 p.m. Free for those who need it, by donation for others. Call Janet at 486-2061 for more info. Finally, the 17th annual Holiday Bazaar and Gift Show is Nov. 30-Dec. 1. Lots of great shopping with lunch, baked goods and beverages available both days. Hours are 2:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday and 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. There are still vendor tables available ñ call River at 486-1328 for more info or to rent a table. Please check out the calendar on our website at for dates and times of community meetings and regular weekly classes at the Center.

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court, 911 calls & jail bookings

Superior Court Criminal

The court found probable cause to charge Adriane Constantine, 55, with manufacturing marijuana. She received 30 days confinement. The court found probable cause to charge Leif A. Botkin, 42, with third degree malicious mischief, third degree assault and DUI. He received 15 months confinement. The court found probable cause to charge Daniel Valentine with third degree theft and second degree unlawful firearm possession. He received 15 months confinement.

District Court Chandler Lewis, 21, Omak, charged with delivery of drug paraphernalia and marijuana possession. Received $200 fine. Breanna Lezard, 23, Omak, charged with reckless driving and reckless endangerment. Received 360 days confinement and $1,568 fine. Jesus Lopez, 19, Omak, charged with disorderly conduct. Received 90 days confinement and $568 fine. Kerry Louie, 49, Omak, charged with deposit of unwholesome substance. Michael Lynch, 18, Oroville, charged with possession of marijuana and delivery of drug paraphernalia. Linsey Manuel, 55, Oroville, charged with fourth degree assault. Received 364 days confinement and $1,033 fine. Frank Marchand, 50, Omak, charged with fourth degree assault and interfering with a domestic violence report. Kelly Marchand, 33, Omak, charged with DWLS and operating a vehicle without an ignition interlock. Received 544 days confinement and $1,308 fine. Joseph Martinez, 21, Tonasket, charged with fourth degree assault and violation of a temporary protection order. Raymond Mercado, 40, Omak, charged with third degree DWLS. Nathan Mitchell, 24, Oroville charged with displaying a weapon. Alice Naylor, 73, Tonasket, charged with first degree negligent driving. Received 90 days confinement and $1,158 fine. Sabrina Oldeham, 23, Okanogan, charged with DWLS. Enrique Ortega, 45, Omak, charged with protection order violation. Received 364 days confinement and $1,058 fine. Kyle Phillips, 26, Omak, charged with DUI. Received 364 days confinement and $1,681 fine. Clelle Romine, 27, Oroville, charged with second degree criminal trespassing and third degree theft. Received 180 days confinement and $250 fine. Billy Rosenkilde, 33, Oroville,

Oroville School News Friday, Nov. 9: Student Led Conferences – Early Release Saturday, Nov. 10: NBC Basketball Camp 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12: No School – Veterans Day; HS Basketball Begins; Wrestling Begins; Booster Club Meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13: Missoula Children’s Theater 3:15 p.m.; JH Boys Basketball @ Tonasket 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14: Missoula Children’s Theater 3:15 p.m.; Community Volleyball 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15: Missoula Children’s Theater 3:15 p.m.; JH Boys Basketball @ Brewster 5 p.m.

charged with third degree DWLS. Received 90 days confinement and $858 fine. Michael Ross, 45, Tonasket, charged with violation of a no contact order. Received 364 days confinement and $1,283 fine. Tamika Sasse, 48, Tonasket, charged with third degree DWLS. Received 90 days confinement and $468 fine. Levi Skinner, 29, Okanogan, charged with third degree DWLS. Melissa Starzyk, 33, Omak, charged with third degree theft. Received 180 days confinement and $508 fine. Mari St Pierre, 29, Omak, charged with DUI. Received $1,245 fine. Bradley Sweat, 22, Okanogan, charged with fourth degree assault and second degree criminal trespassing. Received 270 days confinement and $1,641 fine. Wayne Simmons, 49, Okanogan charged with violating a restricted contact order, violating an anti-harassment order, and violating a civil anti-harassment order. Received 544 days confinement and $1,616 fine. Tommie Tucker, 43, Oroville, charged with 4 counts of third degree DWLS and 2 counts of violating a protection order. Received 180 days confinement and $1636 fine. Carlos Garcia, 29, Tonasket charged with DUI and a hit and run with unattended property. Received 454 days confinement and $2,654 fine. Kevin Weber, 21, Tonasket, charged with use and delivery of drug paraphernalia. Received $400 fine. Sonia Westvang, 48, Okanogan, charged with negligent driving. Received 90 days confinement and $958 fine. Rachel Zacherle, 31, Omak, charged with fourth degree assault. Received 364 days confinement and $933 fine. Alvin Byers, 85, Oroville, charged with hit and run and third degree DWLS. Received 270 days confinement and $368 fine. Wayne Mcghee, 65, Omak charged with hit and run. Received 90 days in jail and $358 fine. Stephene Reynolds, 40, Omak charged with malicious mischief. Dean Tonner, 45, Omak, charged with third degree DWLS. Received 90 days in jail and $858 fine.

911 Calls and Jail Bookings: Monday, October 29: In Oroville area, on Windmill Mountain Road, cream colored full size pickup had been parked on the roadway for approximately 2 weeks. In Okanogan, on Fourth Avenue South, a female subject stated she’d had a domestic dispute with her father. She refused to give any other information and disconnected. Police arrived and saw there were obvious signs of assault. The woman was less than cooperative. In Okanogan, on First Avenue South and Queen Street, a vehicle had

SCHOOL NEWS & MENUS Tonasket School News Friday, Nov. 9: Veterans Day Assembly 1:50 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12: No School – Veterans Day Tuesday, Nov. 13: Early Release – Parent Conferences; JH Boys Basketball vs. Oroville 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14: Early Release – Parent Conferences Thursday, Nov. 15: Early Release – Parent Conferences

been parked at the location for several days. It has been tagged for 24 hour removal. In Oroville area, on Pontiac Ridge Road, a woman took three goats from a subject’s property and was yelling that Tacoma Land Co. gave her permission to take the animals. The owner called authorities and was able to get her goats back. IN Okanogan, on Second Avenue South, two women were in a dispute. Police arrived and found blood on the couch. They separated the two women. In Tonasket, on Highway 20, a male subject refused to leave. The man was walking down the resident’s driveway. Police arrived and forcibly removed him. In Okanogan, on Monroe Street, a male subject assaulted a resident. No medical assistance was required. The male subject also hit the resident’s truck with a hammer. Police removed him from the premises. In Okanogan, on Old Highway 97, two children ages 4 and 6 were left alone at the residence. The 6 year old was crying because her could not find his mother. The police picked up the children and took them to relatives nearby.

Wilma Ann Carper Wilma Ann Carper, age 82, of Oroville died on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 at her home in Oroville. She was born in Midway, (Paris) Ark., on April 21, 1930 to parents OM and Bess Miller. On Aug. 26, 1949, Ann married the love of her life, Cyril

Steven Rosenburg, 47, booked for DUI. Shawnee Disautel, 18, booked for MIP. Kristin Bob, 30, booked for fourth assault, criminal trespass, DUI, and DWLS second. Laura Lukes, 42, booked for DUI and ASSLT fourth. Ryan Fleming, 40,booked for DUI and negligent driving. Moises Garcia, 24, booked for DWLS and DWLS third. Lonny Weidel, 48, booked for contract violation. Tommie Tucker, 48, booked for DWLS third. Tammi Campbell, 53, booked for theft third. Michael Dennis, 28, booked for DUI. Stephen Raynes, 27, booked for unlawful firearm possession, DUI and malicious mischief. Brianna Kelley, 25, booked for endangerment with a controlled substance, POCS, unlawful building use for drug purposes and PSP third. Friday, November 2: Gregory Baker, 51, booked for DUI and obstruction of justice.

Tuesday, October 30: In Omak, on Dayton Street, a man refused to leave the residence. When he finally did leave he left his van parked outside and left on foot. In Okanogan, on Second Avenue South, a blue Chevy was left at residence since Sunday night. The property owners want to give the owners of the vehicle time to retrieve it. Are considering having it towed soon. Near Oroville, on Stage Coach Loop Road, someone continually called the residence and hung up each time it was answered. The male subject advised that he is having issues with an ex-girlfriend who is staying on Jennings Loop with another female subject. The ex is dating a male subject is alleged to be heavily involved with drugs. Male subject is considering withdrawing his children from school and leaving the area. Wednesday, October 31: In Tonasket, on Reevas Basin Road, guns are missing from the location. The owner was taken to the hospital that morning and suspects that is when the weapons were stolen. Near Oroville, on Pontiac Ridge Road, a male subject has been harassing a resident. Now the male subject has been repeatedly calling her about another man wanting to contact her. Male subject is claiming the woman owes him $1500. In Okanogan, on Rodeo Trail Road, a resident’s tool box, first aid kit, and several knick knacks were stolen. In Omak, on Omak River Road, a woman’s jewelry, camera, shoes, and other items were stolen. Thursday, November 1: In Omak, on North Ash Street and West Cherry Avenue, there was a

Oroville/Tonasket School Menu Friday, Nov. 9: Breakfast: Bagels and Cream Cheese with Fruit. Lunch: Sloppy Joe, Ranch Wedges, Cookie, Milk and 5-Star Salad Bar. Monday, Nov. 12: No School – Veterans Day Tuesday, Nov. 13: Breakfast: Cereal. Lunch: Chili, Corn Bread, Pears, Milk and 5-Star Salad Bar. Wednesday, Nov. 14: Breakfast: Cheese Omelet. Lunch: Pizza, Green Beans, Pineapple, Milk and 5-Star Salad Bar. Thursday, Nov. 15: Breakfast: Sausage Biscuit. Lunch: Turkey Tetrazinni, Corn, Peaches, Milk and 5-Star Salad Bar.

Obituaries Carper. In March of 1955 they moved to Oroville. Ann was a homemaker and also worked at the Valley Dairy, A & W Drivein and the Valley Evaporating Plant where she worked until its closing. Following retirement, Ann spent her time enjoying her three granddaughters. Ann loved her family and her favorite times were when she was able to spend time with her family camping. She also enjoyed her flower garden and visiting with friends and relatives. She is survived by two sons: Gaius (Kim) Carper and Gayle (Lisa) Carper, all of Oroville and three granddaughters: Kasha, Calvana and Serena. She was preceded in death by her parents: OM and Bess Miller; her husband of 54 years, Cyril Carper; her sister, Gay Brazle and her brother, OG Miller Services were held Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 11 a.m. at the Free Methodist Church in Oroville with Pastor Rod Brown, Officiating. Interment will fol-

DUI incident when a car careened into a nearby parking lot. The driver was arrested. His vehicle was towed. In Okanogan, on Barnholdt Loop Road, a large silver Dodge Ram was abandoned with a utility trailer on the property. In Oroville area, on Thayer South Road, a White Dodge pickup drove down Epson Salts Road through the informant’s property than around Rooster Flats Road. Was reported as a vehicle disturbance. In Okanogan, on Old Highway 97, police received information that a woman had received a letter threatening her son’s life. In Oroville, on Juniper Street, a red Suburban outside. A man was trying to break down the door of the residence to get to the woman inside who had thrown something at him. Police arrived and calmed the situation. In Oroville area, on Pontiac Ridge Road, a neighbor accused the informant of not feeding her goats because the goats were tied and could not leave the property. The neighbor then started going through the informant’s belongings and trying to take the goats. Police arrived and escorted the neighbor off the property.

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Kevin Preist, 47, booked for possession of cocaine. Brandon Cornella, 24, booked for drug court violation. Vanessa Boyd, 28, booked for DWLS third. Scott Kelley, 35, booked for FTA. Fernando Gonzales, 47, booked for DUI. Edward Simpson, 32, booked for DUI. Kelly Walker, 55, booked for third degree theft. Erick Mclean, 43, booked for assault and malicious mischief. Saturday, November 3: Stevie Lundsford, 18, booked for custodial assault and attempted escape. Oscar Gomez, 21, booked for possession of drug paraphernalia. Jason Boyce, 22, booked for DUI. Joe Stewert, 33, booked for DUI. Sunday, November 4: Kenneth Clark, 43, booked for theft and burlary. Franklin Rashka, 33, booked for DUI. Raymond Moore, 51, booked for DWLS second.

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OROVILLE Oroville Community Bible Fellowship

Sunday Service, 10:00 a.m. 923 Main St. • Mark Fast, Pastor

Faith Lutheran Church

11th & Ironwood, Oroville • 476-2426 Sunday Worship 9:00 a.m. “O taste and see that the Lord is good!” Pastor Dan Kunkel • Deacon Dave Wildermuth

Immaculate Conception Parish

1715 Main Street Oroville 8:30 a.m. English Mass 1st Sunday of the Month Other Sundays at 10:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m. Spanish Mass every other Sun. Rev. David Kuttner • 476-2110

PC of G Bible Faith Family Church

476-3063 • 1012 Fir Street, Oroville SUNDAY: 7 a.m. Men’s Meeting 9:45 Sunday School (2-17 yrs) • Life Skills (18+) 10:45 Worship Service • Children’s Church (3-8 yrs) WEDNESDAY: 7 p.m. Bible Study (13+) Pastor Claude Roberts

Oroville United Methodist

908 Fir, Oroville • 476-2681 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.

Trinity Episcopal

602 Central Ave., Oroville Sunday School & Services 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist: 1st, 3rd, & 5th • Morning Prayer: 2nd & 4th The Reverend Marilyn Wilder 476-3629 Warden • 476-2022

Church of Christ

Ironwood & 12th, Oroville • 476-3926 Sunday School 10 a.m. • Sunday Worship 11 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study: 7 p.m.

Seventh-Day Adventist

10th & Main, Oroville - 509-476-2552 Bible Study: Sat. 9:30 a.m. • Worship: Sat. 11 a.m. Skip Johnson • 509-826-0266

Oroville Free Methodist

1516 Fir Street • Pastor Rod Brown • 476.2311 Sun. School 9:15 am • Worship Service 10:15am Youth Activity Center • 607 Central Ave. Monday 7:00 pm • After School M-W-F 3-5pm

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


Chesaw Community Bible Church

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

MOLSON Community Christian Fellowship

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

RIVERSIDE Riverside Lighthouse - Assembly of God

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

TONASKET Holy Rosary Parish

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

Immanuel Lutheran Church

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

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

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sports One last play eludes Tigers in one-point loss Orozco, Booker both rush for more than 100 yards, but lack of experience in close games proves costly

Kramer connected with Rhett Hardan for a 37-yard gain to pick up the first down. “Between that fumble and the fourth down play, those are two plays that if they happen differently we probably could have sealed the game,” Hawkins said. With new life and the clock running down, Rams running back Jacob Collins escaped a tackle in the backfield to conBy Brent Baker vert a third down, then scored a yard touchdown run and the ensuing two-point conversion with 1:14 left to CHATTAROY - One play away. Tonasket’s football team just needed take the lead. Tonasket was unable to get past midone play -- and had several chances to field on its last-gasp drive. make that one play -- to hang on to a Despite the loss, Hawkins was pleased narrow lead at Riverside on Friday. A win would have lifted the Tigers to their with how his team approached its season-ending contest. first .500 season in five years. “I really thought as we were coming Instead, that one big on the field for warmplay eluded the Tigers ups that we had a nice “It’s one of those in their season finale as mental edge,” he said. they fell in heartbreakgames that’s tough ... “It showed. We played ing fashion to Northeast The last eight minutes, really good football, A Conference rival and emotionally Riverside on Friday, Riverside made the we played at a high Nov. 2, 29-28. level.” major plays.” The Tigers hadn’t The Tigers had the played in a close game Jay Hawkins, running game workall season, and certainly Tonasket Football Coach ing at a high level, not one that came down pounding the Rams to the final possession. Big wins and big losses, but no game for 333 yards on 49 carries. Michael prior to their finale had been decided by Orozco had a pair of 60-yard touchdown runs in the first half and finished with fewer than 20 points. Learning to make big plays in a tight 194 yards on 17 carries. Austin Booker game takes experience, and that was one added 139 yards on 27 carries and had thing Tonasket didn’t have. There were a second quarter touchdown that briefly a lot of positives, but the Tigers left the gave the Tigers a 12-0 lead. Riverside responded to the two touchfield knowing they’d let one get away. “It’s one of those games that’s tough, down deficit with a 10-play, 51-yard because there were significant plays that drive, capped by Collins’ 4-yard run, to happened, especially down the stretch,” cut it to 12-7. Two plays later, on the first play of said Tonasket coach Jay Hawkins. “The the second quarter, Tyler Jack picked off last eight minutes, (Riverside) made the a Jeff Stedtfeld pass and returned it 32 major plays. “It was a hard-fought football game. Our yards for the go-ahead score. Orozco’s second long touchdown of kids played well tonight. Riverside ended the first half reclaimed the lead for the up getting one more point than us.” Tonasket led 28-21 and seemed ready Tigers, but Riverside took a 21-20 lead to put the game away. But after chewing into the halftime locker room thanks to a up eight minutes of clock on a 12-play 43-yard Kramer-to-Dallas Shuler bomb. The Tigers reclaimed the lead in the drive that took them to the Riverside 18 midway through the fourth quarter, third quarter as Michael Orozco threw the Tigers fumbled the ball away to give a halfback option pass to Roberto Juarez that went for a 65-yard touchdown. Riverside new life. “We just put that in this week,” The Rams scored the game-winner Hawkins said. “I figured that we kind in improbable fashion. A bad snap left Riverside facing 4th-and 35 at the of had them after we ran a counter on 49-yard line, but quarterback Andrew the previous play and saw the way they

Above, John Rawley (73) pursues Riverside quarterback Andrew Kramer, forcing an incompletion in the first half of Friday’s 29-28 loss to the Rams. Left, Austin Booker (35) fights off a pair of Riverside defenders to gain some extra yardage.

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shifted. We figured Roberto would be wide open. It was just a long throw for Michael to make, but it got there.” The Tigers wrapped up the season at 4-6 overall, 2-5 in CTL play.

“It was a really great season in terms of just being around this group of kids,” Hawkins said. “We had a lot of great times in practice and we had some exciting games. That part was great.

“More specifically, as far as how the season went, I really need some time to reflect on it. But that opportunity to be around a lot of great kids is why I keep coming back to it.”

Defending champs await Oroville in playoff opener Oroville vs. Waitsburg-Prescott at a glance Friday, Nov. 2, 7:00 p.m. at Edgar Brown Stadium, Pasco Waitsburg-Prescott Cardinals 2012 Record: 9-1 (4-1 Southeast 2B) Coach: Jeff Bartlow (14th season) 2011 Playoffs: State 2B Champion 2012 Results W-P 41 Heppner, OR 6 W W-P 35 Pilot Rock, OR 21 W W-P 39 Weston-McEwen, OR 13 W W-P 22 *T-O-R 32 L W-P 16 *DeSales 13 W W-P 39 *Dayton 0 W W-P 54 *Mabton 8 W W-P 26 *Asotin 14 W W-P 34 *Tri-Cities Prep 14 W W-P 47 #Mary Walker 8 W Tot. 353 129 *League game #Playoff game Oroville Hornets 2012 Record: 6-4 (4-2 North Central 2B) Coach: Tam Hutchinson (11th season) 2011 Playoffs: lost in divisional crossover 2012 Results ORO 6 Brewster 21 L ORO 19 Mary Walker 12 W ORO 14 Davenport 41 L ORO 14 *Kittitas 38 L ORO 60 *Manson 34 W ORO 28 *Liberty Bell 27 W ORO 45 *Lk Roosevelt 19 W ORO 30 *White Swan 41 L ORO 57 *Bridgeport 12 W ORO 72 Chief Leschi 0 W Tot. 345 245 *League game

Hornets trounce Chief Leschi

By Brent Baker

OROVILLE - Oroville will see a familiar set of uniforms across the line of scrimmage when they line up for the first round of state 2B playoff action on Friday. The Waitsburg-Prescott Cardinals ousted Oroville from the playoffs in 2010 and went on to win the state championship in 2011. Good news for Oroville: standout quarterback Zach Partlow and a host of seniors graduated off the state title team. But this year’s edition is still very good, rolling to a 9-1 record and a three-way tie for its league-title with Tekoa-Oaksdale/Rosalia and DeSales. Partlow may be gone, but the Cardinals are not afraid to go to the air with senior quarterback Sterling Easman, who several times has topped 200 yards passing. That includes Friday’s crossover play-in performance against Mary Walker in which he completed 10-of-16 passes for 290 yards and four touchdowns. All four of those scores went to receiver James Tompkins, who had more than 200 yards receiving. “(Easman) is a decent quarterback, but not at the level of (Partlow),” said Oroville coach Tam Hutchinson. “We’ve been pretty concerned about that receiver, too.” But the most dangerous of the Cardinals’ many offensive weapons may well be Dalton Estes, who started the year at wide receiver after playing there last season. He has since switched to running back, where he continues to be a receiving threat out of the backfield and has also rushed for as many as 244 yards in a game. Tight end/ linebacker Chance Leroue is a dual threat offensively and the stalwart of a defense that has give up less than 12 points a contest. Hutchinson said that the key to containing the Cardinals’ pistol offense will be making tackles. While that sounds obvious, W-P’s offensive thrives on making short passes and having its receivers and backs break off long gains after the reception. “They get the ball to people in the open field,” he said. “They go deep now and then, but a lot more of it is hitting those underneath routes. “It’s obvious we need to make some defensive adjust-

By Brent Baker

Brent Baker/staff photo

Oroville’s defense will need to tackle the way Angel Camacho(32) and Mick Fulmer (62) did on this play against Bridgeport if the Hornets are going to slow down Waitsburg-Prescott in Friday’s state playoff opener. ments. They run an option out of that as well where they overload one side. So we’ll need to come up with some creative ways to defend them, and then just make sure we make tackles the first chance we get.” If there is a chink in the Cardinals’ armor, it’s a propensity to turn the ball over. W-P committed five in its lone loss to Tekoa-Oakesdale/Rosalia, and has had issues hanging onto the ball at times in other games. Mary Walker is the two teams’ lone common opponent. Oroville defeated the Chargers 19-12 back in September before going on its late-season run of five wins in six games. Waitsburg-Prescott ended Mary Walker’s season last Friday, 47-8. “They hammered (Mary Walker) pretty well,” Hutchinson said. “But we’re a lot different team than we were in September. The kids have really grown up a lot.”

PUYALLUP - Oroville warmed up for the start of the state 2B playoffs with a 72-0 victory over Chief Leschi of Puyallup on Saturday, Nov. 3. The Hornets held Chief Leschi to minus-2 yards of total offense for the game, including -54 yards on the ground. Oroville led 33-0 after the first quarter and 53-0 at the half. The entire second half was played under a running clock. “They had a spectacular new stadium,” said Oroville coach Tam Hutchinson. “So it was a good experience for the kids to play on a field like that. “We didn’t try to run it up on them. We had most of our starters out pretty early and everyone got to play a lot.” The Hornets only needed 184 yards of offense and didn’t attempt a pass in the blowout victory. Luke Kindred rushed for 80 yards on five carries with touchdown runs of three, 36 and 35 yards. Dustin Nigg added 67 yards on five carries, including scoring runs of one and 10 yards; Tanner Smith had 22 yards rushing on two carries and a touchdown; and Eddie Ocampo had 15 yards and a touchdown. Only three of Oroville’s eight scoring drives covered more than 35 yards and none took more than three plays to complete. The Hornets also scored on EZ Delgado’s fumble recovery in the end zone, Smith’s 52-yard punt return and Kindred’s 40-yard return of an interception. Delgado, Mick Fulmer, Sean DeWitte, Blaine Weaver and Nigg led Hornets’ defense statistically. The Hornets (6-4) play Waitsburg-Prescott (9-1) at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9, at Edgar Jones Stadium in Pasco. They already knew of their playoff position before taking the field for Saturday’s game. Liberty Bell’s 33-27 loss to White Swan the previous night locked up the Central Washington League’s third seed to state. The Chief Leschi game, a non-league contest, had no bearing on the playoffs.

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Public Notices BUDGET ADOPTION HEARING The City of Oroville 2013 Budget Hearing will be held at 7:00 pm, Tuesday, December 4, 2012 in the City Council Chambers. The formal Adoption Hearing will be held at 7:00 pm, Tuesday, December 18, 2012. Copies of the proposed budget will be available November 20, 2012 for any concerned citizens and may be obtained from the office of the City Clerk during normal business hours until the adoption hearing date. Citizens attending the hearings 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 on Nov. 8 and 15, 2012.#433119 City of Tonasket Special Council Meeting A special meeting of the Tonasket City Council will be held on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 7:00 pm in the Tonasket City Hall council room. The purpose of the special meeting is to have a Town Hall discussion on the use of ATV’s inside the City of Tonasket. All are invited to attend 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 Nov. 8, 2012.#436493 Notice of Call for Bids For Concrete Grave Liners 2013 & 2014 Sealed bids will be received for the supplying of concrete grave liners to the City of Tonasket for the years 2013 and 2014. Bids must include price of liners plus sales tax and freight delivered to the Tonasket Cemetery in loads of eight (8) on demand. Bids are to be submitted on a form available at the City Clerk’s office at 209 S. Whitcomb Avenue or call 509-486-2132. Mailing address: City of Tonasket, P. O. Box 487, Tonasket, Washington 98855. Bids will be opened at 7:00 p.m. on Dec. 11, 2012 at the regular Council meeting. All bids must be received prior to bid opening. The City reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any informality. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on Nov. 8 and 15, 2012.#436503 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Tonasket Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at the Tonasket City Hall at 209 S. Whitcomb Avenue. The purpose of the hearing is to take testimony and review and discuss updates and amendments to the Introduction and Land Use (specifically resource lands and critical areas), Transportation, Park and Recreation, Housing, Economic Development and Solid Waste Elements and related maps of the City’s Comprehensive Plan. The hearing will include a staff report on the proposed amendments. All persons requiring assistance in accessing City Hall or need of other assistance are requested to contact City Hall at 486-2132 prior to the hearing. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on Nov. 8 and 15, 2012.#436489


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Preliminary Budget Hearing The City of Oroville will hold a public hearing to consider the Preliminary 2013 Budget during the November 20, 2012 regular council meeting. Citizens attending shall have the right to provide oral and written comments and suggestions. ATTEST: Kathy M. Jones, Clerk-Treasurer Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on Nov. 8 and 15, 2012.#433121

ment, Declaring the Death of Edward T. Jeffko herein. You are hereby summoned to appear within sixty days after the date of the first publication of this summons, to wit, within sixty days after the 1st day of November, 2012, and defend the above entitled action in the above entitled court, and answer the Petition of the Petitioner , and serve a copy of your answer upon the undersigned attorneys for Petitioner, at his office below stated; and in case of your failure so to do, judgment will be rendered according to the demand of the Petition, which has been filed with the clerk of said court. The Petitioner has started an action in the above court requesting a judgment as follows: The Petitioner is Claire Ann Jeffko, an individual, residing at 305 West 4th Street, Tonasket, Okanogan County, Washington. Edward T. Jeffko is an individual, who resided at 305 West 4th Street, Tonasket, Okanogan County, Washington until July 23, 2012. Edward T. Jeffko and Claire Ann Jeffko were married on December 29, 1980 in King County, Washington, and cohabited as husband and wife throughout their marriage. On July 23, 2012, Edward T. Jeffko boarded his light airplane, and took off from the Tonasket, Washington Airport, by himself, to fly to the Olympic Peninsula to pick up a family member for a visit. Edward T. Jeffko never arrived at his destination, and there has

been no communication from Edward T. Jeffko to any known person after he took off from Tonasket Airport. Extensive search and rescue efforts for Edward T. Jeffko and his airplane were completely unproductive as to any clue of his death or survival, and no sign of Edward T. Jeffko or his plane has been found since July 23, 2012. Search activities have been terminated. The Petitioner Claire Ann Jeffko and Edward T. Jeffko are married, and hold interests in real and personal property in Okanogan County Washington. Petitioner Claire Ann Jeffko petitions the Court for a Declaratory Judgment that Edward T. Jeffko has died on July 23, 2012, based on the circumstantial evidence of his disappearance. WHEREFORE the Petitioner Claire Ann Jeffko, prays for her Declaratory Judgment finding that Edward T. Jeffko is deceased, having died by accident on July 23, 2012, and that all third parties may legally accept the death of Edward T. Jeffko, and for such other and further relief as the Court may deem just and proper. Dale L. Crandall, Attorney at Law WSBA No. 32168 Attorney for Petitioner PO Box 173 Loomis, Okanogan County, WA 98827 Phone (509) 223-3200 Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on Nov. 1, 8, 15

Public Auction Thompson Bees, 1869 Hwy 7, Oroville Wednesday, Nov. 14. View time: 10 a.m. Auction Time 11 a.m. (509) 476-3948 1998 Pontiac Grand Am Lic. WA 295UUC Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on Nov. 8, 2012.#436512 IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR OKANOGAN COUNTY SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION NO. 12-4-00072-6 IN THE MATTER OF EDWARD T. JEFFKO The State of Washington to: All persons or parties, known or unknown, and also unknown heirs, claiming any right, title, estate, lien, or interest in the life, death, or estate of Edward T. Jeffko, or claiming any interest in the Petition for Declaratory Judg-

Public Notices and 22, 2012.#434681 PUBLIC HOSPITAL DISTRICT NO. 4, OKANOGAN COUNTY, WASHINGTON (North Valley Hospital) NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held pursuant to RCW 70.44.060(6) on the 8th day of November, 2012, for the purpose of receiving public comment on the 2013 Budget. Any interested person may present their comments by making oral comments at the time of the public hearing or by submitting their comments in writing prior to or at the time of the public hearing. The hearing shall be held at the Commissioner’s Board Room at North Valley Hospital located at 126 Whitcomb Ave., Tonasket, Washington, commencing at 7:00 p.m. on the date set forth above. PUBLIC HOSPITAL DISTRICT NO. 4, OKANOGAN COUNTY, WASHINGTON (North Valley Hospital) /s/ Helen Casey President of the Commission Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on Nov. 8, 2012.#436475 Public Notice STORAGE AUCTION Notice of abandoned property and sale of same. Attention Teresa Munsey. As of Nov. 2012 the rent on your storage unit located at Oroville Mini Storage, 140 Chesaw Road,

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Public Notices Oroville, Wash., is 3 months past due. Attempts to contact you have been unsuccessful. Your unit is considered abandoned and will be auctioned. Date of sale has been set 11/18/12. Contact 509-560-0166 for further information. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on Nov. 8, 2012.#436842 Summary of Ordinance #717 An ordinance of the City of Tonasket, Washington, amending the 2012 Budget/Salaries by creating a new category for a temporary Police Clerk position and an increase in monthly salary for the Assistant Superintendent position for three months. For a complete copy of this ordinance contact city hall, 509-4862132, Tonasket, WA. 98855. Alice J. Attwood, Clerk-Treasurer Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on Nov. 8, 2012.#436486

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Summary of Ordinance #718 An ordinance of the City of Tonasket, Washington, correcting the description of the boundaries of the territory annexed by Ordinance No. 576 and setting an effective date. For a complete copy of this ordinance contact city hall, 509-486-2132, Tonasket, WA. 98855. Alice J. Attwood, Clerk-Treasurer Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on Nov. 8, 2012.#436488

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Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune | november 8, 2012 OKANOGAN VALLEY GAZETTE-TRIBUNE | FEBRUARY 16, 2012

We Salute Their Service Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2012 In honor of Veterans’ Day OHS Seniors to honor veterans

OROVILLE - The Oroville Class of 2013 will host a K-12 Veterans Day Assembly on Friday, Nov. 9 starting at 9 a.m at Coulton Auditorim. The assembly will be about an hour and there is a special invitation to any member of the public that wishes to attend, according to OHS teacher George Thornton. “Easiest entry is through the gym entry near the football field, but guests may want to come in through the front entry by the high school office because of parking. Just be here early so we can seat you,” Thornton said. “The Oroville American Legion will be special invited guests and participating in the ceremony.”

Tonasket HS hosting Veterans Day Assembly Nov. 9 Submitted by Anita Asmussen Tonasket ASB TONASKET - In honor of Veterans’ Day, the Tonasket High School ASB will be hosting a Veterans’ Day Assembly on the morning of Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 in the Tonasket High School Commons from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. We would like to encourage all veterans to please bring items in to be displayed on our veterans memorabilia table. Also, if you are a graduate of Tonasket High School please bring in a service photo with information about years of service and ranking to Anita Asmussen, THS Office, or you may email the photo to aasmussen@tonasket. Before the assembly from 8:30 to 9:00 the Tonasket High School ASB and FCCLA will be providing a refreshment area for veterans and community members to sit, visit, and reflect. We will have decorated tables for our veterans to sit at, enjoy refreshments and then watch the assembly. We encourage our community members to attend our assembly and celebrate America’s Veterans with us.

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George Frank From: Tonasket Branch of Service: U.S. Air Force

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Tonasket Elementary Veterans Day Assembly TONASKET - Nov. 9th at 1:00 pm. Open to the public if guest would like to attend. We will be honoring veteran’s with our school showcase, a picture tribute in the hallway, and for the assembly, the scouts will present the colors, a sideshow presentation, a class presentation, and an educational video on Veteran’s Day.

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We Salute Their Service Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2012 Justin Peterson voted one of top two Safeco Community Heroes

Sgt Katrina Helleson Hometown Tonasket Marine security division. Served in Afganistan fall 2010 to May 2011, presently serving in the Marine reserves. Ist photo: Katrina spoke at the Veterans day assembly at Tonasket HS in 2011 2nd photo: She was awarded the Purple Heart at Joint Base McChord/Lewis April 2012 Kim and Jim Helleson (proud parents)

Safeco Insurance Community Hero Justin Peterson sees off three World War II Veterans who are participating in the Inland Northwest Honor Flight program. INWHF gives veterans an opportunity to visit Washington D.C. to see their memorial. They also provide volunteers to act as guardians to ensure their safety and enjoyment.

CHEWELAH - Justin Peterson of Chewelah, Wash., came out on top in the fall “Vote for your favorite Safeco® Community Hero” contest – thanks to community support. As a result of three weeks of voting, Peterson, a 12-year-old fundraising phenom, has won a $10,000 donation from Safeco Insurance for Inland Northwest Honor Flight, which transports Inland Northwest war veterans to Washington D.C. to visit memorials that are dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices. The $10,000 donation from Safeco is in addition to the $5,000 that Safeco has already committed to Inland Northwest Honor flight through the Safeco Community Hero Award program, which means a total of $15,000 will benefit the local nonprofit. Each spring and fall, Safeco Insurance seeks nominations from independent agents for local heroes. From those applications, Safeco selects more than a dozen to receive an award, which includes a $5,000 check for the nonprofit organization they support and a chance to win more in the online voting event. Peterson was nominated for the Safeco Community Hero Award by Tamara Bowman, producer and office manager, Chewelah Insurance Agency, Chewelah, WA. With this donation from Safeco, Justin’s fundraising total for INWHF is approximately $45,000. Founded in 2009, INWHF gives veterans an opportunity to visit Washington D.C. to see their memorial. They also provide volunteers to act as guardians to ensure

Ron Peterson

From: Oroville Branch of Service: Army Served in Korea 1969 - 1971

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From: Oroville Branch of Service: USAF With love, Mom, Dad & Family

Representatives of Safeco Insurance helped see off the veterans tavelling to the nation’s capital to see their memorial through Inland Northwest Honor Flight. Pictured are (L-R) Andy Thorp, Safeco Insurance Company; Tamara Bowman and Kevin Schalock of the Chewelah Insurance Agency; Amy Avery, Safeco Insurance Company; Tony Lamanna, Inland Northwest Honor Flight and Safeco Insurance Community Hero Justin Peterson

their safety and enjoyment. Top priority is given to survivors of WWII and any veteran with a terminal illness who wishes to visit a memorial. Justin is the son of Larry and Elisabeth Peterson who grew up in Oroville, He is the grandson of Ron and Sandy Peterson and Tony and Peggy Koepke, who all live in Oroville. “The Safeco Community Hero Award program is just one of many ways we help independent agents connect with their communities, which is important for everyone’s success,” said Matt Nickerson, president, Safeco Insurance. “Safeco is proud to support these community heroes, the local agents who nominated them,

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Oroville’s girls cross country team competed at the Class 1B/2B state finals on Saturday, Nov. 3. Left to right, Celene Cisneros, Sierra Speiker, Aya Cruspero, Lisa Hartvig and Callie Barker warm up before the race; Cruspero pushes to overtake one of her Lake Roosevelt counterparts; state champion Sierra Speiker enjoys a light-hearted moment with runner-up Anna Henry on the awards podium; Hartvig competes during the race; Speiker was still being shadowed by Henry at the mile marker, but pulled away to win her second state title by 10 seconds.

Sierra Speiker wins second state title

Hornet girls avenge regional loss to Raiders

Barker is state Wendy’s High School Heisman award finalist

By Brent Baker

PASCO - Distance runners are their own breed, so it shouldn’t be all that surprising that Sierra Speiker’s first words after winning her second Class 1B/2B state cross country title in three years were self-critical. The Oroville junior, who won her first championship as a freshman and took second last year, pulled away to a 10 second victory over Anna Henry of Northwest Christian (Colbert) with a time of 18:58.4. Of course, the battle isn’t just against the other runners, but against oneself, and Speiker wasn’t entirely satisfied. “I don’t know what it was,” she said. “It was hard. I definitely felt better at regionals... I was hoping to PR, but that didn’t work out. My first two miles were too fast.” Her best 5k time of 18:19 came on the same course two years ago, when as a freshman Speiker upset defending state champ Morgan Willcox. Brimming with confidence after beating Willcox in a mid-season race that year, she ran that race aggressively and clocked that time because she needed to. This time around, Henry stuck with her through the first half of the race, and Speiker’s unwillingness to let her take the lead led to the overly-quick early pace. “I heard her coming and sped up a little,” Speiker said. “I made sure she wasn’t going to pass me, and a little after the two-mile she started to fall back. That might have been it; I think I pushed the first mile too much because after that I was dead. The second mile really got me; it was ridiculous.” “She did go out a bit fast,” said Oroville coach Doug Kee. “But most races she’s out there by herself. The last few weeks in practice we’ve been working on speedtype things, changing her pace during a run so that she can respond better when she races people at her level. “So I was happy to see that she did that.” Kee said that as a Class B runner it can be hard to find elite competition, which was one reason the team scheduled meets in Spokane and Richland this year. “It’s important to learn how to race, and not just run,” he said. “She’s not going to be in high school B forever. Just learning how to react when you have a bunch of really top-caliber athletes takes experiencing it for yourself. “So I was pleased with today, maybe more than she was. She reacted very well to the race today. And, boy, she’s been excited all week.” Speiker said it was different running as

Above, Oroville’s Sierra Speiker and Northwest Christian’s Anna Henry left the pack behind from the starting gun of Saturday’s state championship race. Speiker didn’t shake Henry until the midpoint of the race, but went on to win her second state title in three years. Left, the Hornets (l-r) Lisa Hartvig, Callie Barker, Aya Cruspero, Speiker, Celene Cisneros and coach Doug Kee cool off after the race.

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the heavy state title favorite as opposed to coming “out of nowhere” as a freshman. “That first one I was really happy. I was really surprised,” she said. “My freshman year I was all over it; I’m not sure what my deal was last year (when Willcox

turned the tables to defeat Speiker in the championship race). “Today I was surprised when I heard (Henry) behind me. Maybe I shouldn’t have been; when my dad told me about her time last week I was shocked. But it helps to have someone push you, defi-

nitely.” Speiker’s run also earned her an invitation to the Nike Border Clash. She plans on not playing basketball this winter, as she has the past two years, to concentrate on running and prepare for track in the spring.

OROVILLE - High school seniors fill out so many scholarship applications that sometimes they’re the last ones to know if they received anything. That was Callie Barker’s reaction once she found out she was a state finalist for the Wendy’s High School Heisman award, which announced its state champions on Monday, Nov. 5. Ten boys and ten girls statewide were on the finalist list. The state finalist list was released more than a week before Barker realized she was on the finalists’ list. She didn’t end up winning the state award, but being on the list of finalists wasn’t bad. “I was just filling out a bunch of scholarship applications,” she said. “I didn’t even really know about the national competition. Lisa (Hartvig’s) mom was congratulating me and I was like, ‘What are you talking about?’ “My dad thought it was pretty cool and my mom was just kind of freaking out.” The Wendy’s High School Heisman culminates with one boy and one girl from each state entering the national competition, with a $10,000 award going to the winner’s school in their names. State finalists, as Barker was, receive a Bronze medal, Heisman and a Wendy’s gift card. The award focuses on academics, athletics and community service. The Washington State winners were Madalyn Seidl of Castle Rock and Ryan Baumgart of DeSales. “I’m going to run over the winter, training with my dad,” Speiker said. “Hopefully I’ll be able to enter about a race a month.” The Hornets also were racing as a team, as their runner-up finish at regionals qualified the whole squad to race. Oroville, which lost the regional title to Lake Roosevelt by one point a week ago, beat out the Raiders in team scoring by 42 points this time around. Lisa Hartvig (45th, 24:02.4), Callie Barker (48th, 24:27.6), Aya Cruspero (26:06.7) and Celene Cisneros (59th, 28:17.2) made sure there was no repeat of their regional disappointment as, even without Speiker’s contribution, the Hornets had the Raiders’ number. “The (team) goal was to beat LR after what happened last week,” Kee said. “We had certain people we were supposed to keep an eye out for. I was too busy yelling to see how we were doing, but they all seemed to push pretty well. So I’m happy.”

Tigers bow out of playoffs By Brent Baker

OKANOGAN - If the Tonasket girls soccer team’s season had to end, this was probably the best way to do it. The Tigers gave Okanogan everything the Bulldogs could handle Tuesday, Oct. 30, withstanding a huge early barrage before playing on even terms for most of the afternoon. “We played a very good game,” said Tonasket coach Darren Collins. “If we were going to lose, at least it was to a very good team and the girls played tough. A lucky bounce here or there might have changed things.” Okanogan scored an early goal off a corner kick header that pin-balled its way into the Tonasket goal for the only score of the rainy 1A District 6 play-in contest. Though the Bulldogs had 5-6 legitimate scoring chances in the first 10 minutes of the game, the Tigers ended up evening the playing field the rest of the way, if not the score. “I don’t know exactly what happened those first 10 minutes,” Collins said. “We did everything we didn’t want to do for a bit there. We wanted to pressure them

and get their defense playing backwards a bit, but it seemed like they had a dozen corner kicks there for awhile. “They only got one in, but unfortunately we couldn’t get it back.” The Tigers had several scoring chances late in the first half. Kylie Dellinger nearly headed in Alicia Edwards’ corner kick that glanced off Okanogan keeper Cameron Moses and -- like the goal the Bulldogs scored -- bounced off several players and rolled off Moses’ back out of bounds. Okanogan cleared out the next corner without nearly the dramatics. “We had some good opportunities,” Collins said. “We had that chance, Selina McBride had that header that went just wide and we had some good chances where we were about an inch from getting a really good shot off.” Okanogan’s quick-touch, well-controlled passing game kept the Bulldogs building up the offensive pressure on the Tonasket defense, but the Tigers were equal to the task in cutting the ball off and booting it out of bounds before Okanogan (13-4) could get off many quality shots. It was a far cry from the two regularseason games between the two which Okanogan won by a combined score of

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Tonasket’s Kylie Dellinger’s header off a corner kick is deflected by Okanogan goalkeeper Cameron Moses, who barely kept the Tigers from scoring what would have been a game-tying goal. Okanogan held on to beat Tonasket 1-0 in last Tuesday’s district playoff to end the Tigers’ season. 11-2. The Tigers finish at 7-10 and finished sixth in the Caribou Trail League. Their biggest win of the season came in late September against Cascade, which ended up costing the Kodiaks the league title. “We did OK, this year,” Collins said. “We had some great games and some others where we should have been better.

We have a lot of girls coming back next year, and we need to work on bringing that same attitude to every game. “The games at the start of the year count as much as the ones at the end. If you can win some of those early ones it takes a lot of pressure off at the end when you’re fighting for playoff position.” Collins also said that he appreciated

the fan support the team had this year. “We had a great number of fans this year,” he said. “We always had a lot at our home games, and we had a lot of people at our games in Omak and Okanogan and places like that. It was always nice to have people telling the girls that they had a good time watching their game.”

Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune, November 08, 2012  

November 08, 2012 edition of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune

Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune, November 08, 2012  

November 08, 2012 edition of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune