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Jim Pruitt, the area’s only known living World War II POW, receives one of his two standing ovations during Tonasket High School’s Veterans Day assembly on Nov. 9.

Five days, ten months, eight hours in captivity Jim Pruitt describes his ordeal as a World War II POW BY BRENT BAKER BB AKER@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM

Jim Pruitt, the area’s last known surviving World War II Prisoner of War, was honored at the Tonasket High School Veterans Day assembly and awarded a certificate recognizing his service to the country. Michael Stewart and GazetteTribune reporter Brent Baker interviewed Mr. Pruitt about his harrowing experience as a POW. Below are excerpts from that interview; the full interview will be included as part of the oral histories that are being collected at the U.S. Armed Forces Legacy Project. Michael Stewart: When you were in the military, Jim, over in that crazy war, how much combat time did you see over there? Jim Pruitt: Exactly one month. I was on the front lines exactly one month. October 21st to November 21st. Brent Baker: Probably the longest month of your life. MS: So did you get to jump (as a paratrooper) during the war? JP: No. I didn’t make it in the troopers. They wouldn’t take me. I’d had a hernia. I don’t know how I got that hernia but because of that they wouldn’t let me jump. So I didn’t make it. I don’t know whatever happened to the guys

I trained with... We didn’t know where we were going after we were in Italy. So I got assigned to the 143rd and went up through France through Marseille, through Dijon. MS: What kind of gear did you have that time of year? Was it August? JP: No, it was the latter part of September, first part of October. MS: Did they have you guys pretty well winterized with gear? JP: No. We didn’t have any winter gear. We just had our regular summer gear. We never had a sleeping bag. I wouldn’t have wanted one anyway. MS: They’re mummy bags. JP: Never could get out of the damn things. I carried four blankets. Most guys carried three. MS: So did you guys have boots or shoes? JP: We had combat boots. MS: Good good, at least that much. What weapons were you carrying? JP: M-1. That was a sweet shooting gun. That was a nice gun. I’ve thought for a long time if you go back to France you could probably find my rifle where I dropped it. Because, you see, I was in water. We were in water when we were captured. Trying to escape. And I just dropped that gun right in the water, so I’ll bet it stayed there. MS: So was it a lake, a river? JP: It was an irrigation ditch. There was nine of us in the squad. Five of them were in the cellar outside this house when the Germans came up and threw a potato masher in there and got them. Four of us were in the house, including the squad leader. Sergeant (Flores), a

Mexican. We all had been in the cellar. Four of us left and went in the house. And then we heard the Germans outside. The sergeant said ‘Hey, they’re saying out there they want us to surrender,’ or words to that effect. He started to open the door and oh, hell, they didn’t want a surrender. They shot through the door and he ran upstairs. The other three of us went out the back window of the house, and he dropped from the second floor. The four of us ran. One guy by the name of Rhett Brown went to the right. The other three of us went to the left. And there was this irrigation ditch where there was water, and Flores says get in there and climb up on the bank and shoot. It was so slick I couldn’t climb up on the bank, and couldn’t move very fast either. When I looked around there were several guns pointed at my back, so I very conveniently dropped my rifle. MS: Command decision. I know that one pretty well. From there, when they captured you, how far did you have to walk? JP: Not sure. They had a nice jail there but we didn’t stay there very long. And here I was wet -- well three of us were wet. We had one guy, and he spoke German, too. He was real slow. Slow moving until it came time to run, and then he was the fastest guy there was. He was way out in front of Flores and me. MS: Did he get captured too? JP: Yeah. MS: So how many from your squad were captured?


schedule to open next May. “I like the idea actually,” said Mayor Chuck Spieth about the sidewalk seating. A permit for outside seating was BY GARY A. DEVON also approved for the Back to Basics, MANAGING EDITOR hot dog and ice cream shop, on 1419 OROVILLE – The Oroville City Main. The council authorized the mayor to Council approved a one percent increase in the city’s ad valorem tax, sign the Ambulance Service Agreement the most they can ask for without a between the city and the rural ambuvote of the people, at their Tuesday, lance service. “We’re pushing hard to get the Nov. 6 meeting. The measure would allow the city new ambulance ordered,” said Debra to collect $252,742 during 2013 to Donahue, who discussed the option add to the city’s coffers, according to of piggybacking Oroville’s order with City Clerk Kathy Jones. This revenue Brewster’s bid call for an ambulance. Arnie Marchand excludes additional told the council that revenue resulting About outdoor seating, the Carbon Cycle from new construction, improvements to “I really like the idea.” Crush canola seed crushing plant had property, any annexaChuck Spieth, added a second shift tions and refunds, Oroville Mayor – moving one step adds Jones. closer to their goal of Councilman Tony Koepke made the motion to approve running three shifts and operating the increase and Councilman Walt 24/7. “They’re getting more seed from up Hart made the second to the motion which was unanimously approved north, production has tripled,” said Marchand. without further discussion. The meeting was also advertised as Victoria Henzie, who owns the Pastime Bar and Grill on 1307 Main a bid opening for several surplus city with her husband Brant, appeared items. Only seven people made offers, before the council to request a five- with some bidding on multiple items. year sidewalk use permit. The permit Norm Finsen won the 1975 American would allow outdoor seating on the LaFrance Firetruck for $1333.33 and sidewalk for eight customers at two Don Beanblossum won three apple bins of assorted brass water meters tables on the bar side. The seating would be surrounded by for $2,693.82, as well as a 1976 FMC Wayne Street Sweeper for $450 and a 42” railing. After some discussion about wheth- a 1958 Street Sweeper (for parts) for er the rails could be removed for snow $150. Terry Glover was the high bidder removal in the winter, which Hinze said on a 2001 Chevy Impala at $626 and was possible, Kopke motioned approval Clint Anderson was high bidder on and it was seconded by Councilwoman a 1989 Chevy S-10 pickup at $301.50 Neysa Roley and passed. Hinze said Jason Wildermuth took home 18 bicythe bar and restaurant was still on cles for $50 and five tires for $20.

Free Thanksgiving dinner offered in Oroville BY GARY A. DEVON MANAGING EDITOR

OROVILLE – For the 10th year in a row a free Thanksgiving dinner is being offered in Oroville at Linda’s Bakery, 714 14th Ave. The dinner in Oroville is put together by Linda Darrow with help serving from several local volunteers, Dinner starts at 1 p.m. at and goes to 5 p.m. The free traditional turkey Thanksgiving dinner will include all the trimmings, as well

as a selection of different pies for desert, including pumpkin and apple. “We usually cook six turkeys along with a ham. We’ve had a couple turkeys donated, but we’d be happy if someone wants to donate more,” said Darrow. “John Desjardins from Hometown usually cooks a variety of pies and rolls and we also have some apple pies from the Catholic Church pie sale.” Everyone is invited to have dinner and although the dinner is free, donations are always welcome, according to Darrow.

Oroville school capital improvement levy trailing Tonasket just says ‘no’ to new tax BY GARY A. DEVON MANAGING EDITOR

OKANOGAN COUNTY – Oroville School District’s special three-year $1.2 million capital improvement levy had widened to 17 votes from passing as of the second ballot count following the Nov. 6 general election. That second count was taken by the Okanogan County Auditor’s office on Friday, Nov. 9. Those who cast votes opposing the levy, 690, or 50.62 percent, were leading those that voted approval, 673, or 49.38 percent. With just a few potential ballots still outstanding the measure which would have repaired the elementary will most likely fail. The

election which will get final certification by the county auditor’s office on Nov. 27. “At this point I’m not holding out a lot of hope it will pass even though it is down just 17 votes. Unless there is some miracle I am going to assume it did not pass.”” said Steve Quick, Oroville School District superintendent. “We still have the grant for $100,000 to get one of the wings done, the rest of the building and the roof. We will go back to the facilities committee and discuss if we need to make some changes and whether to try again,” Quick said, adding that another special levy could be ran in 2013. “We could run any time next year, but wouldn’t be able to collect until 2014. We want to avoid having to take short term loans,” he said.


County Commissioner It looks like the Republican has won the Okanogan County Commissioner seat for Position 1. Sheila Kennedy was leading last Friday with a nearly 60 percent election-night count against Democrat Albert Roberts. In the race for Position 2 the final outcome is not as clear as Republican Ray Campbell has 49.98 percent of the ballots cast, while fellow Republican and incumbent Don “Bud” Hover had 49.05 percent. With a difference of 103 votes, the election is still statistically too close to call although it looks like Campbell may be the winner if the next vote count continues in his favor.

EMS District Levies

Both the City of Oroville’s Proposition No. 1 Emergency Medical Care and Ambulance Service Levy and Oroville Rural EMS Levy were winning at the polls by big numbers on election night and as of Friday’s second vote count. So far, the city proposition has 67.6 percent approval of the 414 votes counted. The rural proposition was doing even better with nearly 68.3 percent of the 1,363 votes cast in favor.

City of Tonasket Tax As of the second vote count it looks like Tonasket voters have rejected Proposition No. 1, a Sales and Use Tax Levy within the city. A total of 53.85 percent were saying no to the Levy, while 41.15 percent were voting for approval. The measure did pick up a few votes in the second count.

State Measures Marijuana - In what may or may not seem a less conservative move, or maybe more libertarian, the county, like the rest of the state, thinks it’s about time to change the way marijuana is dealt with in the state. Washington and Colorado were the first two states in the nation decriminalizing personal marijuana use; Oregon, one of the first states to legalize medical marijuana, failed a similar measure that would make it legal for recreational use. In Washington I-502 licenses and regulates marijuana production, distribution and possession for persons over 21;



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A similar proposition in Okanogan remained more evenly split but the second count was going against and widening the gap as of the second count.

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Americorp’s Gruszka using composting to help school’s garden grow

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Tonasket Elementary School students ask questions of VISTA recycling “guru” Maggie Gruszka at the school garden last Tuesday. Bob Ashmore and others in attenBy Brent Baker dance. “The design is still being laid out,” TONASKET - The Tonasket Gruszka said. “Sandy Brightbill’s School District’s new school gar- (retired Tonasket teacher/librarden is beginning to take shape and ian) son and daughter-in-law came one of the key figures in bringing it out, and they’re landscape archito fruition -- hopefully literally so tects. They are coming up with a within the next year -- is the dis- plan for access up there and the trict’s new recycling and compost- overall design. “What we plant there will probing coordinator, Maggie Gruszka. Gruszka comes to the district ably have a lot to do with seed through the Americorps VISTA donations.” The garden is only part of program via a three-year recycling grant written by former Tonasket Gruszka’s task. With her focus on Elementary principal Jeff Cravy. recycling, educating both students Gruszka, in concert with Green and the community at large on Okanogan (which was also named the need for recycling, partnerin the grant) is tasked with insti- ing with Green Okanogan, and tuting a sustainable recycling pro- starting a recycling program at the gram in the school, part of which school is her primary focus, with involves composting for the gar- the garden providing the first and most immediately visible example den. “Gardening and composting of what can be done with recycled were new to me,” said the efferves- materials. One of the first things she did cent Gruszka. “But recycling I’ve always really been into. Now that was conduct an audit of how much I’ve been learning about compost- food is thrown away in the elementary cafeteria. ing, I love it. It’s so cool.” “I did this for an entire week,” The garden itself still in its planning stages, but for it to be ready she said. “The kids separating fruits in the spring a cover crop needed and vegetables into a bin and I had to be seeded. Gruszka oversaw the them throw the rest of their waste planting of clover and rye that will away. Every day after I collected it be tilled into the dirt come spring all I weighted the fruits and vegto help prepare the soil for the etables and the other waste. In just what will be planted later. A group one week we filled up 360 pounds of middle school students paired of fruits and vegetables. Every day, up with elementary students to we had three-quarters of a bin full plant the seeds, with superinten- of fruits and veggies. The waste dent Paul Turner and GEAR UP was seven bags a day. It was about (and garden project coordinator) 1,061 pounds for the week.

Tonasket Middle and Elementary School students joined forces Tuesday, Nov. 7, to plant a cover crop on the school garden on the site where the school previously had an orchard. “So that’s a lot of fruits and vegetables and it’s just from the elementary cafeteria. The numbers are so crazy.” It’s a big job, but Gruszka said she is trying not to take on too much at once. “I’ve talked to a lot of people who have started projects like this,” she said. “And their best advice is to start small. So right now, as far as actual recycling goes, we’re just dealing with cardboard in the elementary school.” At the end of three years, Gruszka is hoping not only to have a better-informed school and community, but to have an active recycling program that will continue. Part of that is dependent on Green Okanogan getting its planned intown recycling center built. “There is no easy way to recycle here,” she said. “People have to go to the landfill ro down to the cardboard drop-off. It would be easier to do, I think people would be a lot more excited about it. “And with the garden, I’ll be Elementary and Middle School students paired up spreading cover crop seeds at the Tonasket school garden doing the composting as well as the Americorps VISTA position poverty. dents and community members aligning the environmental educa- after a bike tour took her through “That’s been a real focus in my how they can make money from tion to help the teachers with the Washington State. life,” Gruszka said. “I signed up for recycling and growing their own lesson plans they take out there. “In 2011 I rode my bike from stuff out here, but this was the one food.” What they’re learning along with New Hampshire to Vancouver, that struck me the most. And here Gruszka graduated from STEM (science, technology, engi- B.C., with Bike and Build to raise I am, a year later.” Fontbonne University in St. Louis neering, math) -- and also throw money and awareness for affordBeyond the garden, Gruszka with a degree in elementary eduin the arts, language and environ- able housing,” she said. “I came hopes her efforts in educating the cation and special education. She mental discovery. The other thing through Washington and fell in community on recycling will also spent the first two years of her colis to get a transportation system love with everything about it. They improve the local economy. lege career at Indiana University. (of getting compost up to the gar- beauty was so incredible and I “My project gears toward Green But though she is well-traveled, den) so the district doesn’t have to knew I wanted to live here.” Okanogan having a standing recy- the lure of the Pacific Northwest worry about it.” She knew she wanted to be part cling center in Tonasket that will finally got to her. Gruszka, born and raised in of the Americorps VISTA program offer many jobs to the community,” “It’s just amazing out here,” St. Louis, Missouri, applied for because of its focus on alleviating she said. “Also, I can educate stu- Gruszka said.

Deputy returns fire at stabbing suspect Missing Renton man found dead Douglas County Sheriffs to investigate By Gary A. DeVon Managing Editor

OKANOGAN – The Okanogan County Sheriff ’s office is leaving it to their Douglas County counterparts to investigate an officer involved shooting where an OCSO deputy returned fire at a stabbing suspect following a chase of an eluding driver on Saturday, Nov. 10. Sgt. Tony Hawley fired at the suspect after he and his passenger lost control of the vehicle and the suspect allegedly fired a shotgun at the officer. “While on patrol Okanogan County Sergeant Tony Hawley observed a vehicle driving at above the posted speed limit. When Sgt. Hawley turned his

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Neil S. Mix patrol vehicle around the suspect, Neil S. Mix, 27,Okanogan, started to elude Sgt Hawley,” writes Undersheriff Joe Somday in a press release. Hawley activated his overhead lights and siren and checked into pursuit. The pursuit started on Conconully Street in Okanogan, then onto

Wood Hill Road and then onto Dry Coulee where Mix lost control of his vehicle which went off an embankment and landed on its top, according to Somday. “As Sergeant Hawley approached the vehicle, Mix broke out the driver’s side window, pointed a shotgun out and fired a round. Sergeant Hawley returned fire striking Mix,” writes the undersheriff. Mix and his female passenger were transported to a local medical facility for treatment. “Mix is also wanted in connection with a stabbing that occurred on Nov. 6, 2012,” said Somday. The officer involved shooting is being investigated by the Douglas County Sheriff ’s Office. “There will not be any further official press releases from the Okanogan County Sheriff ’s Office until the investigation is completed,” writes Somday.

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CONCONULLY – A missing Renton man was found dead inside his vehicle in approximately 12 feet of water at the upper reservoir of Conconully Lake, according to Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers. On Wednesday, Nov. 7, several volunteers continued to search for Christopher D. Campbell in the Conconully area – he had last been seen in the Sit and Bull. “The Okanogan County Search and Rescue, along with

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located Campbell’s vehicle about 300 feet from end of the lake. His body was also located in his vehicle. “It appears that Mr. Campbell had been returning to his camp at Fish Lake when something happened and he drove off the edge of road, went down the 40-foot embankment and sank in the lake,” writes Rogers. Family was on scene when Campbell was located. The vehicle and the body were removed from the lake and an autopsy has been scheduled, according to Rogers.


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deputies, used a boat to search various waterways in the area. At around 1:30 p.m. a search found a broken tree limb and glass at the far north end of the upper reservoir of Conconully Lake,” writes Sheriff Rogers in a press release. “The boat patrol was able to get to the end of the lake and could see what appeared to be tire tracks at the bottom of a 40-foot embankment. As the boat was moving through the milfoil, oil appeared on the water surface.” Search and rescue divers were called to the area and

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ELECTION | FROM A1 removes state-law criminal and civil penalties for activities that it authorizes; taxes marijuana sales; and earmarks marijuana-related revenues. County voters agreed with I-502 with 51.1 percent approval, compared to statewide totals were voters cast 55.4 percent in favor. Same-sex marriage - The measure to approve same-sex marriage was a different matter within the county. The election night count had the state saying “I do” to Referendum 74 by 51.7 percent, while the county said “I don’t” by 61.3 percent of its voters. Public Charter Schools – The county and state voters also disagreed with public funding for charter schools. While state voters are giving a passing grade to I-1240 by a little less than one percent for approval. Okanogan County voters would fail the ini-

tiative by over three percent.

President and Congress While the U.S. cast its vote to return Barack Obama and Joe Biden to the Whitehouse for a second term. Tuesday’s unofficial election-night results show that Okanogan County voted with most of the nation’s rural areas and favored Republican challenger Mitt Romney by a wide margin. County voters also favored Republicans for U.S. Senate, Representative and Washington State Governor. Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell, the incumbent, easily survived a Republican challenge and Republican Rep. Doc Hastings (back on the county ballot after redistricting) won against a Democrat.

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County favorite Rob McKenna (R) was trailing Jay Inslee (D) statewide by a narrow margin for the governor’s mansion. McKenna had not conceded the race on election night and vowed to wait and see how further vote counts played out. Okanogan County cast more votes for Republicans in every other state office. This included casting the majority of their ballots against Democrat Peter Goldmark for a return as public lands commissioner, even though rancher Goldmark calls Okanogan his home. Statewide, however Goldmark was easily returned to office. Seventh District Rep. Joel Kretz from Wauconda easily defeated a challenge from a fellow Republican.

TONASKET - Organizers for the Community Cultural Center of Tonasket’s annual auction which raised $7000 were pleased with the turnout at the CCC on Saturday, Nov. 10. “I was really happy with the crowd,” said Janet Culp, who helped organize the event. “There were other things going on tonight, like the Rotary auction and a birthday party, so I was pleased we got this many people.” The evening featured a gourmet dinner and silent auction as well as a live auction administered by master of ceremonies Trygve Culp and auctioneer Rich Fewkes. Bodhi and Kristin Ackerman served to show off the auction items.

Rich Fewkes served as auctioneer for the CCC fundraising auction.

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Trygve Culp took on Master of Ceremonies duties at the CCC’s annual auction on Saturday.

Ecology makes seasonal water level changes at Osoyoos Lake BY SANDY PARTRIDGE WASHINGTON DEPT. OF ECOLOGY

YAKIMA - Water levels in Osoyoos Lake will be lowered over the coming weeks in anticipation of the changing seasons. The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) operates Zosel Dam in Oroville. The dam regulates lake levels at Osoyoos Lake which straddles the border between British Columbia and Washington State. The lake serves as a source of for irrigation and summer recreation in both the U.S. and Canada. The lake will be gradually

lowered to winter operational levels and maintained at about 909.5 feet until spring. Lowering lake levels in the fall provides more storage area for winter rain and melting snow and prevents shoreline damage from winter freezing and flooding. In March, dam operators will raise the lake to the prescribed level of 911.5 feet for summer operations. As recreational activity on the lake begins to slow down in the fall, Ecology traditionally lowers the level of the lake from its summer (April 1- Oct. 31) levels of 911.5 feet elevation to

its winter operational levels of 909.5 feet. These levels are mandated under orders put in place in 1982 by the International Joint Commission (IJC), a board made up of representatives from the United States and Canada. For more information on the operation of Zosel Dam or Lake Osoyoos, contact Al Josephy at Ecology, (360) 407-6456. To track the progress of lake levels in “real-time,” as well as find additional information, go to the U.S. Geological Survey web page for Osoyoos Lake (http:// w a . w at e r. u s g s . g ov / c g i / a d r. cgi?12439000).

Bidders and auction items filled out the Community Cultural Center of Tonasket for its annual auction on Saturday, Nov. 10.

Scouting for Food, Pack 23 Position on gathers 635 pounds for food bank Oroville School BY STEFFI FUCHS PACK 23 PARENT

OROVILLE - Boy Scout pack 23 is helping out our local food bank. Last week Scouts have been handed out special marked bags on most houses in our community. People have been ask to fill those bags with non-perishable food and simply hang those bags on their front door the day Scouts will collect them. On Saturday Nov 3 at 8 a.m. Scouts and their parents drove

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around town to pick up food filled bags. After 1 1/2 hours all bags got collected and it was time to figured out how much food got donated - 634.7 lbs! Pack 23 like to thank all the community members who participated in our Scouting for Food.


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Okanogan Valley Life Media invited to tour Buckhorn Gold Mine

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Deep inside the Buckhorn Mine, electrical and other infrastructure is carried in conduits in pipes near the tunnels ceiling.

All the water collected from the mine, including snow melt is treated in this half-million dollar reverse osmosis onsite treatment facility to federal Clean Water Act standards before being reintroduced to the environment.

One of 90 reverse osmosis filters used in the treatment of water at the Buckhorn Mine. More than 52 million gallons was treated last year alone.

Thousands of water samples are taken each year and recorded at the lab next to the treatment facility.

There are still signs of previous mining activity on Buckhorn including several old log cabins.

Millions of gallons of water must be collected and pumped out of the mine each year. Here it is held in settling area to help reduce sediment before powerful sumps send it to the holding pond before going through the water treatment facility.

Engineers check core samples to see what ore prospects certain areas of the mine contain.

It can be tight work in the tunnels of the mine and safety is emphasized constantly throughout the project.

Efforts underway to extend life of mine past 2015 By Gary A. DeVon Managing Editor

CHESAW – Members of the press were invited to tour Kinross’ Buckhorn Mountain gold mine last Friday, Nov. 9

and got to learn about ongoing operations, as well as plans for the future. The mine is slated to shut down in 2015, but General Manager Mark Ioli told those at in attendance that the company is going through an environmental assessment to do more gold exploration in the area, but the latest target for approval of those assessments is 2015. The General Manager said

Before anyone enters the mine they must “brass in” leaving one of a pair of numbered brass disks on this board, when they return they must “brass out.”

A holding area where water is held until it can go through the treatment facility. there was likely to be more gold in the vicinity and may or may not be possible to access that gold through the current workings. He said his company was looking at where they can find the next five to seven deposits

in order to “feed” the mill at Republic. “It’s a little discouraging with the life of the mine here running through mid-2015... we’re trying to coordinate with agencies and shrink up the process to get it

moved up. Even if we get approval and find more on Buckhorn it will take at least another five years in permitting.” Ioli said. He added that even though the Buckhorn mine was small compared to many of Kinross’ other projects, the company was still interested in extending the life of the mine. “We call it the little mine that could. I’ll be here as long as I can... I have no intentions of going anywhere. My focus is

finding what’s next, we’ve done a great job here.” The Buckhorn Mine, 3.5 miles east of Chesaw in Okanogan County, is part of the Kettle River Project which includes the ore mill in Ferry County. The project employs 240 people and accounts for 380 additional jobs in Okanogan and Ferry counties, according to a study commissioned by the company. They also put an emphasis on purchasing locally, they say.



THE TOWN CRIER Civil discourse and the clash of ideas

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A potluck dinner was held at the Immaculate Conception Church in Oroville to wish Jim and Marilyn Prince well in their retirement. Jim Prince worked at the family-owned business in Oroville for 50 years, since shortly getting out of the army. Marilyn Prince also worked for the business for 35 years. The couple was toasted by friends and some of the many people who they employed at the grocery and dry goods stores over the years. The Prince’s received a large rosary to hang on their wall as a gift from the parish. Father David Kuttner, pastor of the Immaculate Conception Church, blessed the rosary for the Princes.

Prince’s did much for the community

If there was one theme that ran through the potluck dinner held for Jim and Marilyn Prince it was how much they have done for the community. Although they keep the building and RV Park, with the sale of the grocery side to John Akins earlier this month and last year’s sale of the department store to Jack and Mary Hughes, Jim Prince finds himself without a business to run seven-days a week, nearly 365 days a year for the first time in 50 years. The couple recently bought Out of a home on the Oregon Coast, but Jim Prince said My Mind they will continue to spend the majority of their Gary A. DeVon time in the family home in Oroville. He said he and his wife will spend much of their free time visiting with their many grandchildren. Probably the biggest outward contribution the Prince family has given the community is all the many jobs they provided. Not just to adults, but to high school and college kids. I know, I started working at the old IGA Foodliner when as a 15-year-old box boy we still sometimes packed groceries in actual boxes. We also pushed or carried your groceries out to your car for you back then. I was only a year there before we moved up to the new store, but I still have fond memories of those times. Anyway, many of my high school friends had jobs on both sides of the new Prince’s Center. And there never seemed to be a problem getting time off to play sports – they really seemed to care about their student workers. It was the same when I went to college, Prince’s always welcomed me back for the summer. But what family-friend Gary Bergh and many of the other people wanted to emphasize at the dinner was how much the Princes have done that not everyone knows about. They were always among the first to give a donation to an organization seeking funds for this or that project. The new owners have some mighty big shoes to fill.


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 Opinion by impossible Lee H. Hamilton 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 politicians 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 democ-

racy. 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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75 YEARS AGO: November 19 - 26, 1937: Debate coaches of North Central Debate Districts have abolished interscholastic debate and will develop programs on the intramural basis with champion teams participating in tournaments scheduled for early 1938. Okanogan County schools which will be participating are: Brewster, Molson, Neppel, Okanogan, Omak, Oroville, Pateros, Riverside, Tonasket, Twisp and Winthrop. The Oroville Recreation Club reports progress towards getting ready for a community skating rink this coming winter. The site selected for the rink in on the athletic field just below the high school. (This now is the location of the Legion Housing Units). John Kline and Andy LeMay started leveling the ground off on Thursday. After it is leveled and the sides banked, the ground will be thoroughly soaked so that with freezing weather, the ground will be frozen down to some depth. This will insure a solid foundation for the ice so that it will not form air pockets like the rink started late in the season last year. A federal revenue collector from the Tacoma office, was in Oroville on Wednesday, checking over entertainments held here during the past four months. It seems that mostly through misunderstanding of the law, there have been quite a number of entertainments and dances during the past, which have unintentionally evaded paying their federal amusement tax. All types of amusement for which a charge over $.41 on each ten cents or fraction thereof. The Washington Water Power Company is offering reduced prices on Hotpoint and Westinghouse electric ranges as low of $85 and on convenient terms. The Fixit Shop, located on Central Avenue, has a new addition with an oscilloscope and the proud owner has been busy demonstrating it to his customers. (This location is now the Wells Fargo Bank after several bank sales beginning with the Oroville branch of the Mid Valley Bank). The Thorndike Packing Plant completed a steady eight weeks packing season on

ITEMS FROM THE PAST Thursday, Oct. 19, having packed 50 carloads of apples. The biggest part of the packing consisted of apples from the 65-acre orchard tract owned by D. Thorndike and his son David A. Thorndike. The enlarged cold storage facility now has a capacity for 75 thousand boxes. Postmaster Grube thinks it is not out of line when he urges people to buy postage stamps, particularly to those whose mail is received on the rural routes. Placing money in the mail box is dangerous and might result in a difference of opinion between the patron and the carrier should it be stolen or lost.

50 YEARS AGO: November 19 -26, 1962: A business transaction took place the last of the week whereby Joe Loose purchased Forry’s Shell Service from Forest Boyer. Boyer, owner and operator of the business located at 13th & Main St., (was torn down and a new building housed Dick’s Furniture and is now a Appleway Video) has been at the station for the past two years. Joe Loose, with his family, has lived in this area for the past ten years and most of that time was employed by Tom Dull. Two local people were involved in a shooting that took place early Sunday morning when Ida Dunlap fatally short her husband, Donald Moore Dunlap, 32, at her home at 18th ande Golden. Local officers were called to the home at 1:45 a.m. by Mrs. Dunlap, who had gone to a neighbor’s to call the officers and a doctor. According to Police Chief Delvin Gates who answered the call, Dunlap was dead on his arrival. Weatherwise for the period of Oct. 31, through Nov. 6. Maximum and minimums were as follows: October 31, 55 and 38; Nov. 1, 50 and 45; Nov. 2, 50 an 45; Nov. 3, 49 and 44; Nov. 4, 49 and 44; Nov. 5, 52 and 45 and Nov. 6, 56 and 29. The only measurable moisture .04 on the 4th. Real Estate for sale: 24-acre orchard, heavy to young reds and goldens, good house, 7 cabins, chicken house, equipment, 8 acres

under sprinkler system. Priced for immediate sale, $48,000, $21,000 of this is under a long term FHA loan at 4 percent. Ellisforde area. Cascade Market groceries; 3 lb. peanut butter, $.99; Campbell’s meat soup, 6 tins, $1.00; Rib chops, steaks & loin roasts, $.59 per lb. Prince’s IGA Foodliner: 8 oz. pkg. fish sticks, 3 for $1.00; 4-8 lb. average smoked picnics, $.33 lb. Two United States flags were stolen Sunday, Nov. 11 from along Main Street in Oroville. The flags, put out each national holiday by members of the American Legion, were flying Sunday in honor of Veteran’s Day when they were taken. A flag flying in front of the Cascade Market was stolen between 9 and 10 o’clock a.m. and was later recovered. The second flag taken was flying near Art’s In & Out at the north edge of town. The determined Hornets downed an over-confident Tonasket eleven, 6 – 0 on Veterans Day. With four year veteran Jerry Gates booming over the five yard line midway through the second quarter, it was all Hornets needed to end a six-year Tiger domination of the arch rival classic. The senior class of Oroville High School, is setting the pace for grades this year as 25 out of 44 were named to the first quarter honor roll. The senior boys set a record for the high school as 57 percent were named honor students. The senior girls set their record in quality, as six were named to the “A” honor roll.

25 YEARS AGO: November 12 – 19, 1987: Plans for the annual Christmas Bazaar, to be held Nov. 20 and 21 at the Oroville Elementary School, are underway. Any artist, craftsman interested in table space should call Cyndy Rohn or Patty Llewellyn. Once again, there will be our home cooked dinner available Friday night in the cafeteria. Santa will be there. Anyone wishing to have their picture taken with Santa will have the opportunity. Also, on Saturday

there will be finger painting for your children. Tonasket athletes are required to pay a fee to participate in their sports programs. On the middle school level, the fee is $30 and the high school, $60. Some of our winter athletes could use a job to earn the money to pay their participation fee. If anyone in the Tonasket area has a job opportunity, please call the Athletic Director. At approximately 5:45 a.m. Nov. 9, a northbound Burlington Northern train collided with a car at Ellisforde. The driver, age 52, Ellisforde, was transported to the North Valley Hospital with multiple head lacerations. It seems the driver did not remember anything until he was taken from the car. Witnesses in the area reported hearing the train whistle blowing and blowing and then, ‘crunch.’ A truckload of apples will go a long ways toward feeding many hungry children, thanks to the efforts of Dave and Erna Edel, the Feed the Children group and several other volunteers who donated the apples, time and energy to fill a semi Saturday. Feed the Children, at the urging of the Edel’s sent a tractor trailer all the way from Oklahoma to pick up the nearly 25 ton of apples that were gathered to help feed the hungry children all over the U.S. You must dial all seven digits within the Oroville area, as the town becomes one of the 74 communities across Washington State that will begin taking a giant leap into the future when Pacific Northwest Bell begins a statewide historic conversion to electronic digital telecommunications systems on a scale unsurpassed anywhere in the world. There is a new, well not really new, business in the town of Chesaw. In reality, there are only a couple of businesses in Chesaw and the Chesaw store is one of them. The store opened about a year ago and was then only a custom meat cutting establishment. But last July, a general store was added by Rocky and Keri Nelson and it is a vital attraction to those who live a 45 minute drive from Oroville. Real Estate: Great location on Cherry Street, neat and clean 2 bdr, 1 bath, easy to heat, back porch, perfect for retired couple, $27,500.

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New hosts for Community Bazaar So the election is finally over. Now the air waves will be filled with the “whys” of why it went the way it did and they shoulda’ done this or shoulda’ done that. What a large number of folks came to lunch one day last week at the Senior Center.….64 and we’ve been having 30 or less, sometimes. We need some “new blood,” so keep a’coming! It is being rumored that Linda’s Bakery/Café has been sold. As usual, many different stories are being scattered about. All I know for sure is that Linda is tired. She’s all “cooked out” and needs a rest. Seems that the rumor is true! New owners should take over in January. A cougar has recently been seen in the area of the Cherry St. Bridge. That’s down at the end of the lake where it empties into the river. Charles Barnett was on his bicycle for the encounter. FLASH……….A sponsor for the Community Bazaar has been

found, and the dates of Dec. 7 and 8 have been chosen. The PTO (Parent-Teachers-Organization) has made that announcement and Susan Smith and K a s s i e (Thornton) Starkel will be in charge. The tables will be $20 for each space, with table fees going the PTO. THIS & THAT to They also Joyce Emry will be in charge of the concession stand. The dates and time are Friday, Dec. 7 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday Dec. 8, 10 a.m. to p.m. For further information call Susan at (509) 476-2427 or Kassie at (509) 4762715. Please get the word out as

the time is short for them to get their advertising going. Have you gotten your flu shot yet? A good evening snack, instead of cookies and ice cream or cake, is to slice a yellow delicious apple and make some cheese slices and it’s a very nice change from a calorie filled sweet. Try it! You’ll like it! I really dislike having to wear a coat and gloves and I rarely resort to wearing a hat, but it has reached the time when I guess I’m gonna have to relent and do it. Remember when having turkey was most usually just served at holiday dinners? Perhaps twice a year! Now, it isn’t the treat it used to be as we have it more often, due to the fact that it is one of the less expensive meats and you can get so many variations of meals from one bird. Is there anything more tiring


com. Applications are due by Friday, Dec. 7 and recipients will be notified during the last week of the month. The group will be putting together a basket for a drawing before Christmas. Tickets will be available t the Senior Bazaar, basketball games and several businesses. Much of the funding for Continuing Education awards comes from this activity so please support our efforts. We also want to express our thanks to the four school district employees who have been making monthly payroll deduction contributions to our funds. It’s a rewarding way to help the OHS graduates. If you would like to help us in any way or to have more information please call Glenna Hauenstein at (509) 476-2416.

Continuing Education Scholarships available By Glenna Hauenstein Dollars for Scholars

OROVILLE - The new officers for Oroville Dollars for Scholars have started a busy schedule for 2012-13. Taking over as President is Teresa Kitterman, Vice President Nancy Woodruff, Treasurer Doreen Cleman, Recording Secretary Sue Geisler and Corresponding Secretary Terri Barker. The first business will be selecting recipients for Continuing Education awards

to be given for winter quarter. The application forms are now available to OHS graduates who have completed one or more years of college and are presently enrolled. Because of limited funds this year and depending on the number of applications received, it may be necessary to give preference to students who have not received awards from Dollars for Scholars previously. However, we encourage any eligible student to apply. The forms are available on the website www.orovilledollarsforscholars.





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than packing away the summer clothes and getting out the winter items? But the temperature finally reached a point where it has killed most living plants and made us reach for warmer attire. How pleased Dee Patterson is to have one of her sons living back in Oroville. There is nothing like having family near, when we reach the “Golden Years.” Have you made a batch of fudge yet? Prince’s had peanut brittle a couple weeks ago, but none (that I could find), last week. I sure hope the new owners continue having what was made in the bakery. It is the best!! Most men need two women in their life A secretary to take everything down and a wife to pick everything up! Very nice to have Glen and Juanita Waggy out to Pinochle at the Senior Center last Saturday night! Juanita has had a long spell of not feeling “up to par”. Gonzaga University has started another season of basketball

games. I’ve got to learn to conquer the recording buttons on TV so I can continue with playing cards but not missing the games, as they often overlap. Don’t overlook the gift certificates for Holiday giving. A foot massage or nail appointment (or both) make a dandy gift for mom or grandma and there’s no size or color to worry about. Try a new (or old) dip for munching with assorted crackers or scoops chips. A simple one is a package of cream cheese, room temperature. Add a 4 oz. can of roast beef spread. Stir in some mayonnaise and season with your choice of garlic or onion salt or whatever you prefer. Another old favorite is the Velveeta cheese with a can of chili (or salsa) and serve warm. Maybe there are some perks to winter, after all. And don’t forget to use apples for snacks. And for those that like cider, heating it steaming hot with some cinnamon sticks or whole cloves to spice it up a bit, makes the kitchen smell so good….. but I still don’t like it (and I’ve

already been told before, that I’m weird). It’s time to be thinking about having a cookie party. You know the kind where everyone brings their favorite and you trade recipes. Every year I plan to do that and every year I don’t. Maybe this year! Don’t you think the days get shorter nearer the Holidays? I have all these plans in my head and the hours on the clock just turn too fast and before I know it the day is gone. If you have some odds and ends of good items, that you’ve grown tired of, you might consider bringing them to the Senior Center and we’ll sell them on our “good as new used table.” You know the saying, “one man’s junk is the other mans treasure.” All monies are used for the Center and with the cold weather upon us, the heat bill goes up, up, up. What a grand surprise to receive a phone call from a cousin in Missouri, just to chat, and not to tell me someone had died or was ill. Just a “thinking of you kind” and I like that.

OROVILLE SENIOR NEWS Senior Breakfast a success By Dolly Engelbretson

Kudos to Bob Hirst and his elves who helped him put together a most successful biscuits and sausage breakfast on Saturday, Nov. 10. The elves names are: Larry Smith, Ken Ripley, Clayton Emry, Lloyd Curtis, Tillie Porter, Loni Lutz, Loni Thompson and Delores Baker. Also, we want to especially thank the three juniors from the high school: Connelly Quick, Angela Nelson and Meagan Moralez. All helped to make the event a success. Posters are up regarding our annual Christmas Bazaar to be held on Dec. 1 here at the Center. The tables are all spoken for at this time. Beef Stew is on the menu again this year with biscuits, salad and pie. While Bob Hirst reigns supreme in the kitchen, Walt Hart will be

Havillah Harvest Dinner Nov. 17 By Marianne Knight

Did you know the Mercantile had a Pumpkin Decorating Contest? I didn’t, but I saw all the winners.The winners were: April Childers ($25 Gift Certificate) took first place. Second Place for a $10 Certificate, went to my dear little friend, Elaine Quinlan (age 7). There was a tie for third place with Ben Scheidemantle (age 13) and Autum Rode (age 6). They each received a $5 Gift Certificate. The kids really had a good time doing the pumpkins and the results were great. By Jackie Valiquette

There are just five classes remaining during fall quarter. We have a technology class with Navigating Your iPad; a health class with - The Importance of Vitamin D; a sewing class with Is It a Bib?; A history (and future) class with - Mayan Calendar and a food class with - Long Term Food Storage. All different, all worthwhile. Winter Quarter classes will

Submitted by Tillie Porter

The Oroville Senior Citizens had their own Halloween costume contest at the Senior Center. First Place: Myrtle Wood – Red Riding Hood’s Grandmother; Evelyn Dull – Little Red Riding Hood; Doris Hughes – Big Bad Wolf. Roberta Cole – Hawaiian Maiden (she wouldn’t hula for the Seniors though). assisting him with this project. and John Peterson for spearMaybe we could even get the heading the cleanup of our shed. three high school juniors back With some rearranging of the again. Everyone seemed to enjoy equipment, we can even walk in having them help serve and bus- there. ing the tables. Pinochle Scores for Nov. 10: Well the snow finally arrived. Door prize went to Evelyn Dull; We didn’t know when it would most pinochles went to Nellie arrive, but we knew it was com- Paulsen; High men score went ing. A big thank you to Jack to Glenn Waggy; High woman Hughes for plowing our parking score: Judy Ripley. Glad to see the spaces today. Waggys back. Thank you to Marilyn Perry More next time.

HILLTOP COMMENTS Take your families to the Movies on the last Friday night of the month. Bring a potluck dish to share for dinner and enjoy a movie, between 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Chesaw Mercantile. Last week over to Molson, at the Grange, with 37 card players in attendance the winners were: Rodney Field was high, Tyler Field was low, Bev Holden was high and Judy Bunch and Mary Louise Loe were low. Rodney Field took the Traveling and Cleta Adams took the 5 week High.

THE LEARNING TREE begin in late January. You’ll be recovered from the holidays, you’re tired of watching nonsense on TV, and you need something different to do. Learning something new is always a good idea. Mark your calendar for the second annual 50’s Dance on Saturday, Dec. 1. Music by Project 3:16, lots of “50s” food, a soda

The Annual Harvest Dinner at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Havillah is being held on Nov. 17 starting at 5 p.m. with fellowship and the Pot Luck at 5:30 pm. This is a great Harvest Supper, you don’t want to miss. On Saturday, Nov. 24 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Kelly Kyle of Biltmore Inspirations will be having an Open House at the Chesaw Mercantile, with the proceeds going to the Chesaw Highlands Activity Club to help with the Christmas Party for the Kids. Kelly will have a big assortment of Home Decor, Gourmet Foods and Gift Baskets, Call Kelly at (509) 485 2195 or  425 765 5433 for more information. That’s it, until next week. fountain, and this year wine and beer will be available. Dress in era costume and practice your hoola-hoop skills; you might win a contest. This is a fund raiser for Community Schools, a unique, one-of-a-kind educational, recreational and cultural program in Okanogan County. We hope you will support it by attending this event. Most of all, we want to show you a very good time! It was a hoot last year. Any time you need information about classes or NVCS special events, call Ellen at 509-476-2011 or shoot her an email at comschools@chopaka.


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OROVILLE – The Oroville food bank operates every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., excluding holidays, in the basement of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. For more information, call Jeff Austin at 476-3978 or Sarah Umana at 4762386. The Food Bank is looking for donations going into the holiday season. The food bank shelves are pretty empty now. TONASKET – The Tonasket food bank operates every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Sarge’s Burger Bunker, 101 Hwy 97 N. For more information contact Jack Gavin at (509) 486-2480.

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.

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.

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Grange Flea Market OROVILLE – The Oroville Grange Flea Market is this Saturday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 622 Fir. Watch for sign on Highway 97 south of town. A lot of new items and lots of bargains. We also rent tables to sell yours. Local honey, Christmas crafts and trimmings are available. For more information call Betty at (509) 476-3878.;

Navigating Your Ipad OROVILLE - If you have an iPad and love it, you probably know that it has tons of options you aren’t using. Without an Apple store around, how do you find out what this amazing tool can do? Experience the web in a whole new way in the Navigating Your iPad class on Nov. 19 and 26. Instead of using just a frac-

tion of your iPad’s capabilities, you will learn how to use lots of them. Call Ellen at 509-476-2011, or send her an email at She will get back to you quickly. Or, go to www.northvalleycommunityschools to register.

Closure Notice OKANOGAN – The Okanogan County Public Health Water Laboratory will be closed from Thursday, Nov. 22 through Friday, Nov. 23 in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday. No samples will be accepted on those days. In additions, nitrate samples will not be accepted on Wednesday, Nov. 21. Coliform bacteria samples will still be accepted on Nov. 21. Regular laboratory service will resume on Monday, Nov. 26. For more information call (509) 4227140.

Scholastic Book Fair TONASKET – Tonasket Elementary is hosting a Scholastic Book Fair. The dates are Nov. 26 through Dec. 1. Times are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Friday 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. They will also be open on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. They are collecting donations to buy books for the Tonasket Cooperative Preschool. Look for their boxes around town or drop by the fair to donate. For more information contact the school at

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COEUR D’ALENE - Family and friends gathered together on Aug. 25, 2012 to celebrate the joyous marriage of Meg Smith and Levi Estes. Pastor Terry Gurno presided over the garden wedding at The White House in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Shayne Freeman, maid of honor, Addy Grow and Izzie Estes, both sisters of the groom, Amelia Jay and Mehgan Gay, attended the bride. Buck Estes, brother of the groom, was the best man, with Matt Smith, brother of the bride, Kaleb Fisher, Arman Mohsenian and Seth Michael, all serving as groomsmen. Cousins of the bride, Fisher Matlick, ring bearer, and Lillian and Alexandria Matlick, flower girls, completed the wedding party. The groom’s parents, Lena and Clint Estes of Twisp, hosted a lovely rehearsal dinner at the Cedars Floating Restaurant

(509) 486-4933 or check out the link on the school web page.

Annual Christmas Bazaar OROVILLE – The Oroville Senior Center annual Christmas Bazaar is on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Do your Christmas shopping! Choose from craft items, cookbooks, baked goods and presents galore. A beef stew lunch with coffee, tea and pie, will be served from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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Marisol HernandezAguirre of Oroville received her Associate of Technical Sciences Degree (Accounting) at the Wenatchee Valley College commencement ceremonies last June 2012. HernandezAguirre is a 2004 OHS graduate and is the daughter of Teresa Aguirre and Jesus Hernandez of Oroville.

Continuing Education Scholarships OROVILLE – Oroville Dollars for Scholars now have application forms available for Continuing Education awards. Eligible students must be OHS graduates, who have completed at least one year of college for winter quarter. Forms are on the website aT www.orovilledollarsforscholars. com. Deadline date is Dec. 7. For more information call Glenna Hauenstein at (509) 476-2416.


the night before the wedding. The bride’s parents Montie and Scott Smith of Tonasket entertained wedding guests with dinner and dancing at The White House following the wedding. The groom’s grandparents are Clint and Dolly Estes, Fran Smith and Jim Monegan of Twisp. The bride’s grandparents are Bonnie and Monte Smith of Tonasket and Photo by Flat Four Photography Mrs. Jack Matlick of Meg Smith and Levi Estes were married Aug. 25 Vancouver. Levi Estes, a 2002 in a ceremony held in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho graduate of Liberty Bell High School, received his BS received her BS from EWU and from Whitworth and his MS in her Doctorate in Physical Therapy Occupation Therapy from EWU. from EWU. She works as a PT for He is employed as an occupation- St. Luke’s in Spokane. The couple al therapist. Meg, a 2003 grad- honeymooned at Long Beach, uate of Tonasket High School, Wash., and are currently living in Cheney, Wash.

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SCHOOL NEWS & MENUS Thursday, Nov. 22: No School – Thanksgiving Break

Oroville School News Friday, Nov. 16: Missoula Children’s Theater 3:15 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17: Missoula Children’s Theater Performance 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.; Booster Club Auction Tuesday, Nov. 20: JH Boys Basketball @ Bridgeport 6 p.m.

Tonasket School News Friday, Nov. 16: Early Release – Semester 1 Parent Conferences Monday, Nov. 19: JH Boys Basketball vs. Grand Coulee 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20: JH Boys Basketball @ Brewster 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21: Early Release; Spanish Parent Meeting (Elementary School) 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 22: No School – Thanksgiving Break

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Meeting Cancellation The Oroville Planning Commission has canceled their Wednesday, November 21, 2012 meeting. Regular meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 4:30 pm in the City Council Chambers. If you have any questions, please call JoAnn Denney at 476-2926 ext 13. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on Nov. 15, 2012.#437542



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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



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Temporary HS Custodian The Tonasket School District is now accepting applications for a full time long-term temporary HS Custodian. Position will remain open until filled with a screening date of Nov. 16. Please contact the District Office for an application or on the district website at Tonasket School District, 35 DO Hwy 20 E., Tonasket, WA 98855. Phone 486-2126. An Equal Opportunity Employer


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2013 Budget Notice is hereby given that a 2013 budget for Okanogan Fire District #16 was presented and adopted by the Commissioners at a public hearing on November 12th, 2012 at 6 Main Road in Aeneas Valley. Revenue 2013 Beginning Fund Balance $51,000 General Property Taxes $44,000 Grants $25,000 State Entitlements $1,000 Intergovernmental Service Revenues $35,000 Interest and Other Earnings $1,000 Contributions & Donations Private $8,000 Interfund Loan Receipts $500 Other Non-Revenues $1,000 Total Revenue $166,500



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


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On Wannacut Lake, deluxe & has it all $1000/ month; Large 2 bedroom apartment, heat pump $565; 1 bedroom apartments starting at $400; Very small 1 bedroom on Lake Osoyoos $500. Call Sun Lakes Realty 509-476FOR SALE: 80+/- Acres Sce- 2121 nic Ranch. Split-Level Single Family Residence w/ multiple Improvements. Private & quiet, Abundant Wildlife. Tonasket - 1 bedroom house 1536 N Pince Creek Rd. close to town, quiet. $495/ Phone/web month 509-486-1682 - Book Auction Co.

OROVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT #410 POSITION #2 AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY, OPENING FOR POSITION #2 SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER. Starting at the intersection of Chesaw Rd and East Oroville Road. Southerly on East Oroville Rd to US Hwy 97. Southerly on US Hwy 97 to school district outline. Counterclockwise following school district outline to northern crossing of Old Railroad Rd. Southerly on Old Railroad Rd to Molson Rd. North on Molson Rd to Nine Mile Rd. Northwesterly and southwesterly on Nine Mile Rd to Chesaw Rd. West on Chesaw Rd to the point of the beginning. MUST BE A U.S. CITIZEN, AND CURRENTLY A REGISTERED VOTER IN THE STATE OF WASHINGTON TO APPLY. LETTERS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2012 AT 2:00 PM. PLEASE SUBMIT A LETTER OF INTEREST TO: STEVE QUICK 816 JUNIPER OROVILLE, WA 98844 or call 509-476-2281



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STORAGE AUCTION Abandoned storage unit sale Sunday, Nov. 18 10 a.m. Oroville Mini Storage, 140 Chesaw Road. 509560-0166.


HS C-Squad Girls Basketball Coach The Tonasket School District is now accepting applications for a HS C-Squad Girls Basketball Coach. Position will remain open until filled. Please contact the District Office for an application or on the district website at: Tonasket School District, 35 DO Hwy 20 E., Tonasket, WA 98855. Phone 486-2126. An Equal Opportunity Employer



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


Public Notices In re the Estate of: HOWARD ARTHUR CUMBO, Deceased. The personal representative named below has been appointed as personal representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the personal representative or the personal representative’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the personal representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(1) (c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. DATE OF FILING OF NOTICE TO CREDITORS with the Clerk of Court: November 5, 2012. DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION: November 15, 2012. /s/: Kenneth Cumbo Personal Representative /s/: Anthony Castelda Attorney for Cumbo PO Box 1307 Tonasket, WA 98855 (509) 486-1175 Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on Nov. 15, 22 and 29, 2012.#437552 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 Judgment, 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 and 22, 2012.#434681 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 de-

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Public Notices mand. 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 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 Public Auction There will be a Public Auction at Budget Towing, 32156 Hwy 97, Tonasket 509-560-1056, on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. Viewing time starts at 11 a.m. with the auction at 12 p.m. Up for auction will be: 96 Toyota 99 Ford 89 Nissan 87 Trailer Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on Nov. 15, 2012.#437380 PUBLIC NOTICE ORDINANCE NO. 818 An ordinance of the City of Oroville, Washington increasing the regular property tax levy authorized to be collected in the 2013 tax year. The above summary is of an ordinance adopted by the Oroville City Council during the November 6, 2012 regular meeting. Entire copies of the ordinance may be obtained at the Oroville City Hall, 1308 Ironwood, during normal working hours (Monday - Friday, 8:00 - 4:00). ATTEST: Kathy M. Jones, Clerk-Treasurer Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on Nov. 15, 2012.#437487 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE I. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned Trustee will on Friday, December 14, 2012, at the hour of 1:30 p.m. at the East entrance to the Okanogan County Courthouse, at 149 3rd Avenue N. Okanogan, Washington, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable at the time of sale, the following de-

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scribed real property, situated in the County of Okanogan, State of Washington, to-wit: LOT 12, BLOCK 20, TOWN OF OROVILLE, AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME “A” OF PLATS, PAGE 46, RECORDS OF THE AUDITOR OF OKANOGAN COUNTY, WASHINGTON. which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated July 31, 2009 and recorded on August 13, 2009, under Auditor’s File No. 3147434, records of Okanogan County, Washington, from Fury Bros., LLC, as Grantors, to Inland Professional Title, LLC, as Trustee, to secure an obligation in favor of Robert Cherry Hirst and Margaret Ann Hirst, Trustees of their Revocable Living Trust Agreement, their heirs, successors and assigns, as Beneficiary. II. No action commenced by the Beneficiary of the Deed of Trust or Beneficiary’s successor is now pending to seek satisfaction or the obligation in any Court by reason of the Grantor’s default on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust. The Beneficiary has substituted Dale L. Crandall, Attorney at Law, WSBA #32168 as Trustee. III. The default(s) for which this foreclosure is made is/are as follows: A. Failure to pay the monthly installment payment of 504.31 for May, 2012; B. Failure to pay the monthly installment payment of 504.31 for June, 2012; C. Failure to pay the monthly installment payment of 504.31 for July, 2012; D. Failure to pay the monthly installment payment of 504.31 for August, 2012; E. Late charges of $50.00 for the May 15, 2012 payment; F. Late charges of $50.00 for the June 15, 2012 payment; G. Late charges of $50.00 for the July 15, 2012 payment; H. Late charges of $50.00 for the August 15, 2012 payment; Principal balance: $77,881.59 Interest at 7% per annum from April 11, 2012 to September 10, 2012 ($14.93 per diem after September 11, 2012): $2,270.30 TOTAL PAST-DUE AMOUNTS: $4,487.54 b. Defaults other than failure to make monthly payments: A. Failure to pay 2010, real property taxes in the amount of $873.24; B. Failure to pay 2011, real property taxes in the amount of $899.92; C. Failure to pay 2012 real property taxes in the amount of $738.71; Cost of trustee’s sale guarantee for foreclosure: $560.04 Recording of Notice of Sale: $75.00 Publication costs: $200.00 (estimate) Trustee’s fees and Attorney fees: $1,500.00 TOTAL OF CHARGES, FEES AND COSTS: $2,335.04 IV. The sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust referenced in (a) above is: Principal $77,881.59, together with interest as provided in the note from July 31, 2009, and such other costs and fees as are due under the Note or other instrument secured, and as are provided by statute. The above-described real property will be sold to satisfy the expense of sale and the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust as provided by statute. The sale will be made without warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances on December 14, 2012. The default(s) referred to in paragraph III must be cured by December 3, 2012 (11 days before the sale), to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if at

anytime on or before December 3, 2012 (11 days before the sale date), the default(s) as set forth in paragraph III and all payments becoming due hereafter are paid and the Trustee’s fees and costs are paid. The sale may be terminated any time after December 3, 2012 (11 days before the sale), and before the sale by the Grantor or the Grantor’s successor in interest or the holder of any recorded junior lien or encumbrance paying the entire principal and interest secured by the Deed of Trust, plus costs, fees and advances, if any, made pursuant to the terms of the obligation and/or Deed of Trust, and curing all other defaults. V. A written notice of default was transmitted by the Beneficiary or Trustee to the Grantor or the Grantor’s successor in interest at the following address: Fury Bros., LLC P.O. Box 547 Oroville, WA 98844 GRANTOR AND OCCUPANTS OF THE PREMISES: 1520 Cherry ST Oroville, WA 98844 by both first class and certified mail return receipt requested on July 26, 2012 proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and the Notice of Default was posted in a conspicuous place on the real property described in Paragraph I above and/or the Grantor or the Grantor’s successor in interest was personally served on with said written notice by the Beneficiary or his Trustee, and the Trustee has possession of proof of such service or posting. VI. The Trustee whose name and address are set forth below will provide in writing to anyone requesting it, a statement of all costs and fees due at any time prior to the sale. VII. The effect of the sale will be to deprive the Grantor and all those who hold by, through or under the Grantor of all their interest in the abovedescribed property. VIII. Anyone having any objection to the sale on any grounds whatsoever will be afforded an opportunity to be heard as to those objections if they bring a lawsuit to restrain the sale pursuant to RCW 61.24.130. Failure to bring such a lawsuit may result in a waiver of any proper grounds for invalidating the Trustee’s sale. DATED this 10th day of September, 2012. TRUSTEE: Dale L. Crandall, Attorney at Law By: /s/ Dale L. Crandall Dale L. Crandall, WSBA #32168 P.O. Box 173 Loomis, WA 98827 Telephone: (509) 223-3200 Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on Nov. 15 and Dec. 6, 2012.#437594

Okanogan County, Washington, from Jeffrey H. Herschlip, as Grantor, to Baines Title & Escrow, as Trustee, to secure an obligation in favor of Brian Paulus and Janel Paulus, and their heirs, successors and assigns, as Beneficiaries. The Beneficiary has substituted Dale L. Crandall, Attorney at Law, WSBA #32168 as Trustee. II. No action commenced by the Beneficiary of the Deed of Trust or Beneficiary’s successor is now pending to seek satisfaction or the obligation in any Court by reason of the Grantor’s default on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust. III. The default(s) for which this foreclosure is made is/are as follows: A. Failure to pay the monthly installment payment for May, 2012 in the amount of $872.63; B. Failure to pay the monthly installment payment for June, 2012 in the amount of $872.63; C. Failure to pay the monthly installment payment for July, 2012 in the amount of $872.63; D. Failure to pay the monthly installment payment for August, 2012 in the amount of $872.63; Principal balance: $15,333.28 Interest at 8.8% per annum from 4-15-12 to 5-1-12: $59.15 Default interest at 18% per annum rom 5-2-12 to 9-10-12: $990.57 ($7.56 per diem from 9-11-12 until paid) TOTAL PAST-DUE AMOUNTS: $4,540.24 b. Defaults other than failure to make monthly payments: A. Failure to pay the first half of 2012 real property taxes in the amount of $60.74. B. Failure to pay late charges in the amount of $174.52 Cost of trustee’s sale guarantee for foreclosure: $400 (estimate) Recording of Notice of Sale: $75.00 Publication costs: $200.00 (estimate) Trustee’s fees and Attorney fees: $1,125.00 TOTAL OF CHARGES, FEES AND COSTS: $1,800.00 IV. The sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust referenced in (a) above is: Principal $15,333.28, together with interest as provided in the note from and such other costs and fees as are due under the Note or other instrument secured, and as are provided by statute. The above-described real property will be sold to satisfy the expense of sale and the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust as provided by statute. The sale will be made without warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances on December 14, 2012. The default(s) referred to in paragraph III must be cured by December 3, 2012 (11 days before the sale), to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if at anytime on or before December 3, 2012 (11 days before the sale date), the default(s) as set forth in paragraph III and all payments becoming due hereafter are paid and the Trustee’s fees and costs are paid. The sale may be terminated any time after December 3, 2012 (11 days before the sale), and before the sale by the Grantor or the Grantor’s successor in interest or the holder of any recorded junior lien or encumbrance paying the entire principal and interest secured by the Deed of Trust, plus costs, fees and advances, if any, made pursuant to the terms of the obligation and/or Deed of Trust, and curing all other defaults. V. A written notice of default was transmitted by the Beneficiary or Trustee to the Grantor or the Grantor’s suc-

cessor in interest at the following address: Jeffrey H. Herschlip 27 Palmer Mt. Road Oroville, WA 98844 GRANTOR AND OCCUPANTS OF THE PREMISES: Lot 47 Palmer Mt. Road Oroville, WA 98844 by both first class and certified mail return receipt requested on July 26, 2012 proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and the Notice of Default was posted in a conspicuous place on the real property described in Paragraph I above and/or the Grantor or the Grantor’s successor in interest was personally served on with said written notice by the Beneficiary or his Trustee, and the Trustee has possession of proof of such service or posting. VI. The Trustee whose name and address are set forth below will provide in writing to anyone requesting it, a statement of all costs and fees due at any time prior to the sale. VII. The effect of the sale will be to deprive the Grantor and all those who hold by, through or under the Grantor of all their interest in the abovedescribed property. VIII. Anyone having any objection to the sale on any grounds whatsoever will be afforded an opportunity to be heard as to those objections if they bring a lawsuit to restrain the sale pursuant to RCW 61.24.130. Failure to bring such a lawsuit may result in a waiver of any proper grounds for invalidating the Trustee’s sale. DATED this 10th day of September, 2012. TRUSTEE: Dale L. Crandall, Attorney at Law By: /s/ Dale L. Crandall Dale L. Crandall, WSBA #32168 P.O. Box 173 Loomis, WA 98827 Telephone: (509) 223-3200 Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on Nov. 15 and Dec. 6, 2012.#437574

tion of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.42.050 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION: November 7, 2012 (King County) November 15, 2012 (Okanogan County) CERTIFICATE The notice agent certifies under the penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of Washington that the foregoing is true and correct. DATED: October 26, 2012, Okanogan, Washington. NOTICE AGENT: /s/: LORRAINE CLARA MAUPIN HUMMEL, CoTrustee of the ETHEL LORRAINE GRAHAM LIVING TRUST and the SECOND ETHEL LORRAINE GRAHAM LIVING TRUST CERTIFICATE The notice agent certifies under the penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of Washington that the foregoing is true and correct. DATED October 26, 2012, Okanogan, Washington. /s/: JULIE A. GARIANO, Co-Trustee of the ETHEL LORRAINE GRAHAM LIVING TRUST and the SECOND ETHEL LORRAINE GRAHAM LIVING TRUST ATTORNEY FOR NOTICE AGENT: Kristina C. Udall, WSBA #20086 ADDRESS FOR MAILING OR SERVICE: 1001 Fourth Avenue, Suite 4333, Seattle, WA 98154 COURT OF NOTICE AGENT’S OATH AND DECLARATION AND CAUSE NUMBER: King County Superior Court Cause No. 12-4-06207-0 SEA Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on Nov. 15, 22 and 29, 2012.#438251

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE I. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned Trustee will on Friday, December 14, 2012, at the hour of 1:45 p.m. at the East entrance to the Okanogan County Courthouse, at 149 3rd Avenue N. Okanogan, Washington, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable at the time of sale, the following described real property, situated in the County of Okanogan, State of Washington, to-wit: Lots 47 and 58, Palmer Mountain Ranch, record of survey as recorded in Volume L of Surveys, pages 74 through 86 under Auditor’s File No. 842685, records of Okanogan County, Washington. which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated July 15, 2008 and recorded on July 29, 2008, under Auditor’s File No. 3135195, records of

SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR KING COUNTY NONPROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS RCW 11.42.030 NO 12-4-06207-0 SEA Estate of: ETHEL LORRAINE GRAHAM, Deceased. The notice agent named below has elected to give notice to creditors of the above-named decedent. As of the date of the filing of a copy of this notice with the court, the notice agent has no knowledge of any other person acting as notice agent or of the appointment of a personal representative of the decedent’s estate in the State of Washington. According to the records of the court as are available on the date of the filing of this notice with the court, a cause number regarding the decedent has not been issued to any other notice agent and a personal representative of the decedent’s estate has not been appointed. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.42.070 by serving on or mailing to the notice agent or the notice agent’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in which the notice agent’s declarations and oaths were filed. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the notice agent served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.42.020(2)(c); or (2) four months after the date of first publica-

SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR OKANOGAN COUNTY PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS NO. 12-4-00071-8 Estate of: MONTE ALEXANDER, Deceased. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: The above Court has appointed Patrick N. Alexander as Personal Representative of Decedent’s estate. Any person having a claim against the Decedent must present the claim: (a) Before the time when the claim would be barred by any applicable statute of limitations, and (b) In the manner provided in RCW 11.40.070: (i) By filing the original of the claim with the foregoing Court, and (ii) By serving on or mailing to me at the address below a copy of the claim. The claim must be presented by the later of: (a) Thirty (30) days after I served or mailed this Notice as provided in RCW 11.40.020(1)(c), or (b) Four (4) months after the date of first publication of this Notice. If the claim is not presented within this time period, the claim will be forever barred except as provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective for claims against both the Decedent’s probate and non-probate assets. Date of First Publication of this Notice: November 15, 2012 Patrick N. Alexander Personal Representative of the Estate of Monte Alexander PO Box 2055 Oroville, WA 98844 submitted by: Dale L. Crandall, WSBA# 32168 Attorney at Law Attorney for Personal Representative Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on Nov. 15, 22 and 29, 2012.#437384

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Above left, Luke Kindred (11) fights off Waitsburg-Prescott’s Roy Ebong (88) as he runs for a first down during Friday’s season-ending loss to the Cardinals. Top right, Trevor Shearer nearly forces a Waitsburg-Prescott fumble in the fourth quarter of Fridays’ loss. Middle right, Oroville’s Tanner Smith was at his best Friday, catching seven passes for nearly 200 yards in the Hornets’ season-ending loss to W-P. Bottom right, Jake Scott (64), Sean DeWitte (82) and Angel Camacho (32) swarm a Waitsburg-Prescott runner during Friday’s state playoff game.

Potent Cardinals end Hornets’ season

With just two seniors graduating, Oroville’s hopes for next season are already high By Brent Baker

PASCO - Waitsburg-Prescott wasn’t able to stop the Oroville offense very often. Problem was, the Hornets couldn’t stop the W-P offense at all. The Cardinals, trying for their second straight state 2B championship, ran over, around and through the Oroville defense to a 54-26 victory in Friday’s opening-round playoff game at Pasco’s Edgar Brown Stadium. “We played well offensively,” said Oroville coach Tam Hutchinson. “But our tackling ... we work on tackling more than anything else. I don’t know what that was tonight.” The Hornets actually led early in the game, but in a portent of things to come, held that advantage for only 13 seconds. Luke Kindred and Tanner Smith combined to cap an impressive opening drive for the Hornets as Kindred hit his primary receiver for a 22-yard touchdown pass and a 6-0 lead. But W-P’s Chance Leroue returned the ensuing kickoff 74 yards to bring the Cards even without having to run an offensive play, and Dalton Estes’ PAT gave his team a 7-6 lead. The Cardinals’ offense was just as efficient, never needing more than five plays to score. W-P’s first string offense ended all but one possession with a touchdown -- and even the one time they had to punt, the Cardinals had a 75-yard scoring pass erased by a penalty to set them back inside their own 10. W-P played a near-perfect game offensively, and the Hornet defense cooperated with a bevy of missed tackles that turned a number of short runs and pass receptions into long-gainers. Oroville dominated the time of possession, running a whopping 75 plays to Waitsburg’s 33. W-P, though, outgained the Hornets 488-

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Tanner Smith (24) beat Waitsburg-Prescott’s double coverage on several occasions on the way to racking up 194 receiving yards. 373, with quarterback Sterling Eastman remarkably completing all 12 of his pass attempts for 250 yards. Most of his passes were short, quick slants and outs while

working out of the Cards’ pistol shotgun that receivers James Thompkins and running backs Dalton Estes and Leroue turned into big plays.

“They have some offensive weapons, that’s for sure,” Hutchinson said. “I don’t know if those kids were really that good or not, but they were hard to bring down.” Kindred wasn’t so shabby himself, completing 9-of-15 for 194 yards and rushing for 97 yards on 25 carries. Smith had an impressive night as Kindred’s primary target, accounting for all of the quarterback’s completions and beating W-P’s double coverage on him on several occasions. “It kind of sounds cheesy, but Tanner and I kind of have a special bond,” Kindred said. “When I look at him I know what he’s thinking, and he knows what I’m thinking. We just connect. That makes it so we can have the kinds of plays that we do.” The Hornets’ rushing attack was hampered by an injury to Dustin Nigg suffered in practice the previous night, and when he did get in the game he dislocated a finger that put him back on the sideline. Connolly Quick was also on the sidelines in street clothes and Eddie Ocampo never fully regained his form after suffering an injury weeks earlier. Still, Oroville only punted twice, going 3-of-6 on fourth down attempts. Twice in the first half they were stopped inches short of converting fourth downs that would have extended drives, including once from their own 35. As it was, it didn’t matter where W-P started on the field as the Cards had no trouble finding ways to score. “Offensively, we feel like we’re pretty unstoppable when we play with our hearts,” Kindred said. “Defensively, missing tackles, we really need to work on.” Oroville did everything it could to match the Cards score-for-score. Despite falling behind 28-6, the Hornets put together a pair of drives before halftime to make a game of it. Kindred hit Smith for their second touchdown pass connection of the game on a 17-yarder with 2:53 left in the half, but W-P responded with a lightning-quick, three-play, 45-second drive to offset that score. The Hornet offense finished the half with a two-minute drive of its own, scoring with 17 seconds left on a one-yard Kindred plunge to make it 34-20.

One stop by the Oroville defense to start the third quarter would have given the Hornets a legitimate chance to get back in the game. Instead, W-P quarterback Sterling Eastman started the half with a pair of passes to Leroue, who took the second one 39 yards for a touchdown. Eastman connected with James Thompkins for a 65-yard score on W-P’s next possession and Estes added a short touchdown run to put the game out of reach before the quarter was over. The Hornets kept at it, converting a 15-play drive into a 13-yard Kindred run with 9:16 remaining. Oroville’s Sean DeWitte recovered on onside kick, but W-P’s defense kept the Hornets from getting any closer. “We had some moments tonight,” Hutchinson said. “Tanner and Luke especially had excellent games.” Oroville (6-5) loses just two seniors to graduation, so hopes are high for a deeper playoff run next year. “I’m really happy (with the season),” Kindred said. “We grew a lot. We’re only losing Angel (Camacho) and Scotty (Frazier), so we’re really looking forward to next year.”

Playoffs continue Waitsburg-Prescott (10-1) continues its playoff run with a quarterfinal matchup at Reardan this weekend. The CWL’s other two teams were also eliminated from the playoffs as Reardan edged league champ Kittitas 20-14 and White Swan lost 42-18 to DeSales. The Caribou Trail League’s newest member is also the league’s last team standing as Quincy ousted Zillah in the 1A playoffs 29-10 on Friday. League champion Cashmere was upset 48-6 by Cle Elum after league co-MVP Moe Roberts was unable to play due to an injury suffered the previous week and star quarterback Casey Ruether was hurt in the first quarter of that game. Cascade, which was demolished early in the season by Royal, fared even worse in their playoff rematch on Friday to the tune of a 70-14 beat down. Quincy plays at River View in this weekend’s 1A state quarterfinal.

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Tonasket and Oroville School Districts honored veterans at a set of assemblies on Friday, Nov. 9. Clockwise from top left, the Oroville veterans’ assembly, hosted by the Class of 2013 at OHS Coulton Auditorium, was well-attended by local veterans, family and friends; local veterans enjoyed prime seating at the Tonasket High School Veterans Day assembly; Michael Stewart and local veterans associated with the Armed Forces Legacy Project receive a donation from the Tonasket High School ASB as a result of the school district’s coin drive; Veterans and visitors had a chance to look over keepsakes and mementos on display at the Tonasket High School Veterans Day assembly; Tonasket Elementary School principal Jeremy Clark speaks during his school’s assembly; Color Guard members Walt Hart III and Rolly Clark stand at attention at the Oroville High School assembly.

PRUITT | FROM PG 1 JP: Eight. They killed the one guy who went to the right. He drew all the fire. He saved us because they shot at him instead of at us. MS: Do you think he might have known what he was doing? JP: No. None of us knew what we were doing. I was really fortunate it was the Wehrmacht and not the SS that caught us. Just the regular German Army. MS: (Referring to a piece Pruitt wrote for a remembrance book) That probably was an enlightening moment to wake up (after being transported at night while huddled in a train car) with a black guy next with you. Color don’t mean nothing, does it. JP: That’s right. MS: That’s one of the things we did learn in the military in tight situations. It don’t matter if you’re black, red, green, gay, what, can you fight? Will you back me? Then I’m with you... Luckily you only had to do a month and some odd days. JP: Nope. Five months, 10 days, and eight hours. MS: Ah, but who’s counting? JP: Me. BB: How did you keep track of it while you were there? JP: I don’t know that we did know. MS: So for that time you were locked up in Stalag 7A, what did you do every day? What time did they make you get up? Was it like in the movies? JP: I was in 5A before I went to 7A. 5A was in Ludwigsburg. 7A was just out of Munich in Mossberg. They took work details out every day. We went into Munich. We rode the train into Munich day after day to clean up the debris or whatever they would have for us to do that day. MS: What about 5A? JP: In 5A that was when I was in the hospital for a month. I told you I was wet. I got pneumonia. And there was another fortunate incident. You ever hear of the Arnhem? Where the paratroopers dropped down into Belgium and the Germans wiped them out? MS: Yep. JP: One of those guys was a doctor, and he survived. And the Germans let him set up an infirmary and have a sick hall. MS: I’ll be darned. In the Stalag. JP: That was unusual. I went to sick hall and he saw I had a problem, so he put me in what they called a hospital. It was just a building with no heat, no food

and no meds. So I lay in that hospital for a month with no meds. And I think that contributed to this (his health condition now). But at the same time it saved my life. Because I never have heard what happened to the other guys I was with. I think they went on a forced march. Did they survive? I don’t know. MS: There were no complete records. Boy, you were a most fortunate man. JP: I was really fortunate. I was really sick. There were two Arabs. One had a broken leg and the other had the sift. And they waited on me. They got me what little I got to eat, and when there was an air raid they got me to the cellar. MS: In the hospital with you. Wow. Incredible. But you know that’s what the kids have to know about today is these stories because they just don’t have any concept of what our early soldiers went through to gain the freedoMS we have, and even the right to say its (bull). BB: I don’t think they have any concept of the kinds of losses there really were. They may see a number. JP: The war was won by 18-year-olds. MS: So from the Stalag, how did they turn you loose? Did they just one day open the gates and tell you to just get the hell out of here? JP: I wasn’t in the Stalag. When the war ended I was living in a box car in the Munich railroad yard. They had so many people down there in 7A that they didn’t have enough room. BB: So you were overflow. JP: They came in from the northern part of Germany and drove everything south toward ... Switzerland. So they kept moving people down there. And they ran out of room. I don’t remember how many of us, a few hundred of us, in box cars. And parked us in the rail yard in Munich. So the troops got into Stalag 7A on April 29, but they got into Munich on April 30. The 42nd division came in here. One of the guys lived up here on the hill that was in that action. They just drove into town and all the guards took off the day before and just left. They gave us guys the pistols they had. I brought a pistol home. MS: German? JP: No, mine was Russian. There were Russians all over the place. MS: In the box cars, what kind of heat? Did you have any heat? JP: Heat? What’s that? It was April, so it wasn’t that cold. But during the winter they took us out on these work details, you see. And we had these big old

Italian overcoats. And they all had pockets inside. And we’d fill those pockets with whatever we could steal --- food or wood. So we had to pack the wood back for the stoves in the barracks or otherwise we’d have had no heat at all. BB: How long were you in the boxcar? JP: You know, I can’t remember that. Not very long, anyhow. And then after the guards took off we went into town and spent the night in a German house. The German people were glad to have us because they were afraid of what would happen to them. We spent the night, and I remember the quilts and whatnot were all feathers. Feather beds. BB: that must have been glorious after however long it had been. JP: Yep. Yep. JP: I really enjoy telling people about the one thing that happened to us. This day and age you have to get up and take a shower every morning. How the hell do you get dirty sleeping by yourself every night? But you got to get up and take a shower? I know damn well you don’t have to take a shower every day. I went three months without taking one. And here I sit. How about that? MS: I bet after three months you were a little crusty. JP: So what? I was alive. And the next time it was only two months. The rest of the story was, you could turn your sleeves back, and gosh, you had a white line around your wrist. And then you had a lot of little -- oh! Those things were moving. But so what? You were alive. You were alive, that’s all that matters. MS: What were they, worMS? Lice? JP: Lice. Everyone had lice. MS: Sure, I bet you did. Hard to get away from it in those days. So what was your diet? What kind of food did you have while you were locked up? JP: How would you like to have blood cheese? MS: You know, that doesn’t sound real appetizing just even sitting here today. What is it? JP: Especially if it has a mouse head in it. MS: That’s real blood. JP: Real food, ain’t it? MS: I guess. It’s extra meat. JP: Blood cheese. I could never eat that. Off and on during the war there came a Red Cross parcel. There was supposed to be one once a week for each man. But they didn’t have transportation. So once in awhile you’d get one. In that

parcel were Chelsea cigarettes. Don’t you still smoke ‘em? MS: Noooo. No, in my day it was Pall Mall, Kools and Chesterfields, four to a box. JP: Anyhow, these were trading material, these cigarettes. I never smoked one in my life, and still I’ve got COPD... These Russians always had a loaf of bread. You could trade cigarettes for a loaf of bread. And after you got used to eating that bread, it was all right. But until you got used to it, man oh man, it was hard on the digestive system. So we traded with the Russians. Cigarettes for that. Just whatever we could steal. Might steal a potato now and then. They’d bring kind of like these half-barrel flower pots that you see, about that sized, and it would be colored water and it looked like grass clippings in there with maybe one potato in the bottom. And that’s what we’d have to eat. MS: Soup. Gruel. How much did you weigh before you went in there? What was your fighting weight? JP: I weight about 145 I think. I wasn’t very heavy. But you get bloated. Before I got home I was so bloated. We came into Ford Dix, New Jersey and I’ve never seen as much food in my life. You could have just all of everything you wanted, and of course we all filled up and got so damn bloated. We didn’t have much food, just enough to subsist on. Got the Red Cross parcels, and that kept us going. I can’t remember what all was in one but was a nourishing package anyhow. MS: Cigarettes for sure, and probably little biscuits. JP: There was some meat in there, crackers. But when the 42nd came into Munich, and then this house we spent the night in they had a young girl who was about 13. We knew the troops were coming in and I took her with me and we went down on the corner. And just like all the GIs still do today, I yelled ‘Throw me a ration!’ and he did, and I took the chocolate bar out and gave it to her. MS: Right on. JP: She hadn’t had one in I don’t know how long. GIs have always done that. Always will. Note: Mr. Pruitt is missing a book, “American Prisoners of War, Volume 1,” that he believes was borrowed at some point. If anyone has come across the book, it can be returned to Mr. Pruitt by dropping it off at the Armed Forces Legacy Project office.

BLUE STAR MOTHERS Why preserving our military heritage is important Submitted by Daralyn Hollenbeck Our family does not have much of a military heritage. Not that our family did not serve - it’s just that after doing their stints, they packed up their medals, threw out their uniforMS, folded their flags and banners, and tucked them into boxes and went on with life. It wasn’t until after my son began his military service that all the discolored and oxidized paraphernalia started coming out of the closets. Medals appeared along with stories of valor, as well as souvenirs from foreign lands. Why weren’t these things displayed, preserved in shadow boxes, and stories archived with more care? We were told that when Grandpa put his medals in to the cigar box, the memories of friends lost and ugly sights seen went with them. Neither did uncles regale us with their war stories. Singling theMSelves out in tales seemed inconsequential because of the many who gave all, but they - fortunately - were not called to do so. And Vietnam? Whether the vets had been volunteers or draftees, nobody wanted to hear it, and vets learned to keep it to theMSelves. I did not know the first thing about the military. I began researching, educating myself about military life when my son signed his enlistment contract. Library books and Google took the place of family historians. The impersonal Internet became my guide instead of the knees of my grandfathers and uncles. Perhaps if a more personal impartation of war history had taken place in more homes around our country, today’s leaders would have different priorities when it comes to sending our youth into battle. Veterans Day is a great reminder to have this dialogue as we honor our wartime eye-witnesses. Begin with informal conversations about “the old days” among family members. Our upcoming generations will benefit from being exposed to these oral histories. I encourage every blue star mother to see to it that this dialogue takes place.

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Superior Court Criminal

The court found probable cause to charge Judith Nicole Roel, 22, Oroville, with DUI, MIP/C and first degree negligent driving. She received 818 days confinement. The court found probable cause to charge Bradley Gordon Peterson, 28, with POCS and DWLS. He received 120 days confinement. The court found probable cause to charge Kyle Lloyd Campbell, 24, with POCS and two counts of third degree theft. He received 25 months confinement. The court found probable cause to charge Benigno Lopez Juarez, 24, with POCS. She received 30 days confinement. The court found probable cause to charge Kathryn Lou Charley, 47, with DUI, DWLS, reckless driving, operating a vehicle without an ignition interlock, two counts of hit-and-run, property damage and failure to obey a law enforcement officer. She received 35 months confinement. The court found probable cause to charge Bruce Leroy Wisner Jr., 49, with POCS. He received 79 days confinement.

911 Calls and Jail Bookings Monday, November 5: In Tonasket area a car dealer showed up at the residence saying his nephew had written a $25,000 check for a vehicle. An incident had occurred at his car dealership and he will be filing a separate report for said incident. In Oroville area, on Goldenrod Rd., a residence was broken into the weekend before. In Tonasket area, on Cartwright Rd., a male subject set his rottweiler on a resident then struck him with a hoe twice. The resident was in front of his house filling potholes. No medical attention was requested.

In Tonasket, on 3525 Rd., the deceased father of the caller was sold property by male subject that male subject did not have a right to sell. Raymond Moore, 51, booked for physical control and DWLS second. David Williams, 22, booked for assault fourth degree. Mira Gowen, 53, booked for assault second degree. John Manuel, 49, booked for DWLS third degree. Danny Haywood, 50, booked for document detainer. Kyle Phillips, 26, booked for DUI. Jeremy Chess, 39, booked for assault, unlawful imprisonment, four counts identity theft, and bigamy. Brian Farrens, 41, booked for DUI. David Vitt, 64, booked for FTA and assault fourth degree. Rebecca Timentwa, 43, booked for DUI. Israel Bejar, 20, booked for FTA, DWLS second and DWLS third.

Tuesday, November 6: Faith Flores, 26, booked for FTA and three counts of DWLS third degree. David Cracken, 44, booked for attempted theft. Wayne Reese, 48, booked for assault fourth degree. Jarrell Darrington, 23, booked for criminal trespassing. Abraham Poole, 33, booked for DUI and assault fourth degree. Launa Mulwee, 42, booked for DUI. Maksim Bobakov, 73, booked for DUI. Jesus Pena, 42, booked for theft third degree and DWLS second. Israel Ruiz, 26, booked for vehicle prowling. Justin Teslow, 34, booked for DWLS third degree. Keith Mcendry, 27, booked for malicious mischief third degree. Kameron Wickizer, 23, booked for assault second degree. Leaysha Louis, 18, booked for assault fourth degree.

Wednesday, November 7: In Tonasket, on Spur Rd., a woman reported her neighbor stealing power from her electric panel by way of an extension cord. In Oroville area, on South Cordell Rd., report of neighbor burning something and claimed the smell was very strong. Police contacted the suspect and made him aware of the burning laws. Alfonso Olcampo, 43, booked for violating a no contact order. Paul Daling, 52, booked for DUI. Christian Garcia, 22, booked for DUI. Adrian Rodriguez, 30, booked for FTA and probation violation. Roger Bratsch, 46, booked for reckless driving. Carolyn Lozano, 34, booked for theft third degree and assault fourth degree. Corbin Squetimkin, 19, booked for FTA, DUI, MIP and POCS. Nicole Hopkins, 22, booked for FTA, DUI, DWLS third degree, POCS, and document detainer.

Thursday, November 8: In Okanogan, on Monroe Street, a woman called saying her neighbor had been at her door for an hour threatening to kill her. David Elliot, 52, booked for DUI. Johnny Woodward, 55, booked for document detainer. Carissa Amundson, 21, booked for FTA, DUI, DWLS third degree, document of drug PARA, and malicious mischief third degree. Michael Dennis, 26, booked for DUI. Krista Yandle, 38, booked for theft third degree. Felipe Cabral, 34, booked for DWLS third degree. Alex Waters, 39, booked for document detainer. Anita Yesalavitch, 46, booked for DUI and indecent exposure. Josha Searle, 24, booked for DUI. Tamare Kent, 23, booked for FTA and disorderly conduct.

Okanogan Valley

CHURCH GUIDE 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


Lyle Duane Hirst Lyle Duane (Laddie) Hirst, age 68, passed away at his home in Manson, Wash., on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, surrounded by his family after a two year courageous battle with cancer. He was born on Oct. 6, 1944 in Coulee City, Wash., to George and Neva (Forney) Hirst. Laddie was raised in Chesaw, went to school in Molson and graduated from Lake Washington High School in 1964. He is survived by his loving wife, Sandra; sons: Duane Hirst; Robert Perry and wife Kim, Shawn Perry and wife Teresa; stepdaughters: Michelle Paganucci and husband Robert Hopkins and Nicole Paganucci; grandchildren: Kristoffer Perry and wife Meghan; Josh Perry; Brooke Hirst; Jacob Perry and Brenden Perry; sisters: Georgia Nelson and Pat McKinney and husband Willis; brother: Leroy Hirst and wife Roseanne. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews and cousins. He was a devoted husband,

father and grandfather. He worked as a superintendent for Tri-State Construction, Inc. of Bellevue, Wash. for 34 years until his retirement in Feb. 2010. Lyle had an uncanny ability to reach people in a deep and positive way. Always made you smile. He will be missed but never forgotten. Family, friends and others whose lives Lyle touched are invited to his memorial to reminisce, grieve, support each other and, of course, chat on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at the Manson Grange Hall, 157 Wapato Way, in Manson, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Services have been entrusted to Precht Rose Chapel, Chelan.

Glenn Tweedy Glenn passed away at his home in Mariposa, where he was loved by his caregivers and treated with dignity and respect. His life in Osoyoos began in 1934, brought here by his parents, Bertha and Johnstone, along with his five siblings; to join his mom’s family the Pendergrafts. He was

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


very proud and patriotic, joining the Canadian Army in WWII where he met another enlistee, Iris Pembridge. They married in 1946 and immediately homesteaded in Osoyoos never to move away. Glenn began his adult life here as a farmer, but was an entrepreneur in the true sense of the word dealing in fence posts, Christmas trees and orchard props; in the process hiring hundreds of locals for part-time work for over 50 years. Glenn was renowned for his generosity of spirit. He loved to give and share. His passing will be an understated void in the lives of his family and many, many friends whom he treated like family. Glenn is survived by his wife of 66 years, Iris; his three daughters: Donna McRae, Rhonda Rohatynchuk (Ken) and Bonnie Douglas (Greg); grandchildren: Cam, Jen, Haley, Cody, Scott, Monica and Brent; greatgrandchildren: Carlin, Conner, Hannah, Lianne, Sydney, Olivia, John and Harrison; step greatgrandchildren: Kai and Ethan, his brother Don Tweedy and wife Evelyn; their family: Mark, Faith, Aaron and their families; niece Linda Nelder, nephew Ross Tweedy and their families. Predeceasing Glenn were his parents Bertha and Johnstone Tweedy, his siblings Ken (WWII), Roy, Joe, and Peggy; his son Bobby in 1957. The family is very grateful for the personal and professional care given by Dr. Calder over the many years. The family would like to thank the staff at Mariposa for all the love given to ‘Papa’, a special thank-you to Amber, Marie, Cathy and Donna. There will be a graveside service for family and close friends on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 11 a.m. at the Osoyoos Lakeview Cemetery followed by a celebration of life at 2 p.m. at the Osoyoos Elks Hall. No flowers by request, the family would appreciate donations to Mariposa Auxiliary c/o Lila Kallenberger, Box 683, Osoyoos BC, V0H 1V0. Condolences and tributes may be directed to the family by visiting Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service and Crematorium, Oliver and Osoyoos.



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







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Tonasket Community UCC

24 E. 4th, Tonasket • 486-2181

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Sunday Worship at 11 a.m. Call for program/activity information Leon L. Alden, Pastor

Whitestone Church of the Brethren

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

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November 15, 2012 edition of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune