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Tonasket council approves 2% ad valorem hike Still faces budget crunch with sales tax initiative in limbo BY BRENT BAKER BBAKER@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM

TONASKET - A divided Tonasket City Council approved a two percent hike in the city’s ad valorem tax at the Tuesday, Nov. 13, council meeting. In its debate on the issue, council members recognized that city residents were resistant to raising taxes -- the 0.1 percent sales tax hike proposal was narrowly trailing -- but tried to balance that against declining revenues and rising expenses that are creating a budget crunch. The city has not raised its ad valorem tax in three years. “We’re probably the only city in the county that has not done this three years in a row,” said Tonasket mayor Patrick Plumb. “I agree with the sentiment that this won’t solve our budgetary woes, but it would go a ways toward funding services that are important to the city, that are basic needs.” Each one percent of ad valorem tax increase would cost taxpayers $3.00 per $100,000 of property valuation. The two percent hike ($6.00 per $100,000) will bring in an additional $2,316. That will increase the city’s property tax receipts from $115,802 in 2012 to $118,118 next year. Plumb asked the council to summarize their feelings on the issue.

“You commented that we’re elected by the people that we see every day,” said council member Jean Ramsey. “I have to say that I stand with those that come up to me day after day and say, ‘Don’t raise my taxes.’” “If we’re going to do this I’d like to see a more gradual (process) rather than doing it all at once,” said council member Jill Vugteveen. “It’s not a big difference, but it is a difference.” “When we talked budgeting, I was thinking two percent,” said council member Scott Olson. “But when I saw the election returns, I thought, gosh, people are not voting for this, though it’s close. But I also see the numbers and see that it’s a way we get revenue. It’s been nice not doing it. But I realize if we collect the same amount of money, with property revenues going up, we’re collecting a smaller percentage. It’s like a tax decrease. We’re staying revenue neutral, but the percentage is going down.” The city’s levy rate from $3.10 in 2007 to $2.60 in 2012. With the two percent increase, the 2013 levy rate projects to $2.65, or about where it was ($2.64) in 2010. “You can’t stand still on a moving train,” Olson said. “Prices are changing; valuations are changing. I don’t want things to cost more. They do. How do we make it so we can continue the same service? We have to adjust the numbers to get the same percentage.” After Plumb surveyed the opinions of the council members, Olson moved for the two percent


Tortoise and the Hare, a Retelling

Refinancing $2.2 million in construction bonds BY GARY A. DEVON MANAGING EDITOR

OKANOGAN – While pursuing the refinancing of $2.2 million of bonds used for construction improvements county received an A+ rating from national rating agency Standard and Poor’s. County Treasurer Leah McCormack, with the approval of the Board of Commissioners, has been in the process of seeking refinancing of the Limited Tax General Obligation Bonds issued in 2003 for constructing improvements to the county’s public facilities. The action will save approximately $220,000 with lower interest payments; which is an annual savings of approximately $20,000 for the remaining 11 years. The county is timing the sale of the Refunding Bonds at a historic low in interest rates. As part of the process for preparing for the Limited Tax General Obligation Refunding Bond sale, the county decided

The Missoula Children’s Theatre presented two showings of The Tortoise Versus the Hare at the Oroville High School Commons last Saturday afternoon. The show, a retelling of the classic fable, had a cast of characters made up of K-12 students from Oroville School District. Above, Curly Hare, played by Nathan Rise and Coach Bowlback, played by Madison Whiteaker, carry Bonny Bunny, played by Hanna Curdie, across the finish line. Watching the dramatic ending were the WMCT news crew, MCT’s Amanda Tatum and OHS students Sydney Thornton, as Stormy Feather; Lisa Hartvig, as Bailey Blues and Gwen Hankins as Cupcake O’Rourke. For more see page 4.

Tonasket tax trails by three, Bud Hover by eight

away to find short term, low interest financing (to be paid back as the levy is collected), as well as bids to construct a new roof on the elementary building. While it looks like the Oroville measure may survive, just a couple of votes could make the difBY GARY A. DEVON ference for Tonasket’s Proposition 1. The Sales and MANAGING EDITOR Use Tax levy which would help offset increasing OKANOGAN – What a difference 10 days Criminal Justice costs was way behind in the second count, with those against at 53.85 percent. However makes. It looks like Supt. Steve Quick got the miracle he the third ballot count had the measure down by just was hoping for as Oroville School District’s three- one vote and the fourth count has it down by two. A similar proposition in Okanogan was also down just year capital improvement levy two votes. is now ahead in the ballot “I appreciate the Tonasket count by 45 votes. City taxpayers for considerThe levy would raise $1.2 ing supporting our Criminal million to repair the elemenJustice efforts by it being tary school’s leaky roof, as well so close to passing,” said as doing some other small Tonasket Mayor Patrick remodeling projects. In the Plumb last Thursday. “This Nov. 6 election night count the vote will require a 50 permeasure was failing and that cent plus one so we are actuhadn’t changed in the Friday, ally down by two votes (now Nov. 9 tally where there were 17 down by two as of last count, more votes against. The change so it will take three votes).” came in the third ballot count The mayor added that the GT File Photo which took place Wednesday, city council did not advocate Nov. 14 when the votes for Okanogan County Auditor Laurie Thomas and approval overtook those vot- Tonasket Mayor Patrick Plumb near one of the either a pro or con stance on the issue, but it was someing against by 58. The num- county’s ballot drop boxes. thing that the legislature bers decreased slightly to 45 offered to Washington cities after the last count which was Friday, Nov. 16. The and counties to help offset costs of jail fees and commeasure needs to hold on for only one more count scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 27, when the election munity police services. “I figured it was a little premature to call the failure will also be certified. of the ballot measure because the auditor retrieved “I guess there were a lot more votes that came in that needed to be counted and that put it ahead,” 432 ballots from the Tonasket City drop box so to said a surprised Quick on Wednesday night. Once see it change the count to that amount was not too approved Quick said the district would move right


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“This is a great accomplishment, considering this was the first time we pursued a bond rating grade.”

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North Valley Hospital reviewed the 2013 preliminary budget and approved the implimentation of a tax credit program.

NVH Board approves preliminary budget Tax credit approved BY BRENT BAKER BBAKER@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM

TONASKET - The North Valley Hospital Board of Commissioners approved the hospital’s preliminary 2013 budget at its Thursday, Nov. 8, meeting. Presented by acting Chief Financial Officer Helen Verhasselt, the budget projects total operating revenue at just over $22.5 million, including nearly $21.2 million in net patient revenue. Total operating expenses are projected to be nearly $23.2 million, while other income, (primarily $840,000 in


to pursue an underlying rating grade from the national rating agency of Standard and Poor’s. The county was recently notified that the underlying rating grade is “A+”. “This is a great accomplishment, considering this was the first time we pursued a bond rating grade,” said Treasurer McCormack. “This rating grade reflects that the county is very well-managed and has strong financial practices in place for the benefit of our taxpayers. The higher the rating grade, the lower the interest cost.” According to McCormack, “the “A+” bond rating grade was based on five key factors: 1. Demonstrated track record of strong ending fund balances for the Current Expense Fund and Road Fund: 2. Small amount of outstanding debt; 3. Sound financial practices and policies; 4. Experienced management in operating the county in an efficient manner and 5. Signs of a growing economy.” The county’s staff of Commissioner Jim Detro, McCormack, Auditor Laurie Thomas, Risk Manager and HR Director Nan Kallunki and Planning Director Perry Huston, along with Bond Underwriter Jim Nelson participated in and provided the information to Standard and Poor’s in the conference call, which dealt with the topics of management, finances, local economy, policies and long-term planning. The Refunding Bonds will be underwritten by Martin Nelson and Company, a Washington investment banking firm, based in Seattle.


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levy revenue) will push the overall balance sheet into the black, with a projected net income of just over $413,000. Those numbers are for the combined Hospital and Long Term Care divisions. “We looked at what our current volumes are,” Verhasselt said. “We were budgeting at our current levels for next year.” One area where the budget anticipates an increase in volumes is through the VA clinic. The hospital receives a set amount for each veteran that is enrolled and seen in the clinic throughout the year.

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Tonasket man dies in single-car crash By Brent Baker

TONASKET - A 54-year-old Tonasket man was killed in a sin-

gle-vehicle rollover accident 9.4 miles east of Tonasket on Nov. 13, according to the Washington State Patrol. Charles J. Morgan was driving a 2004 Chevrolet pickup east-

bound on State Route 20, crossed into the westbound lane and then back into the eastbound lane before leaving the road. The vehicle rolled and came to rest on its wheels at 5:48 p.m., WSP

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said. Morgan was pronounced dead at North Valley Hospital. He was not wearing a seat belt, WSP reported. The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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John and Margie Donoghue just returned from New Jersey after being deployed by the American Red Cross to serve to affected citizens of Hurricane Sandy. While there they observed much of the devastation and John Donoghue would like to remind people that preparedness first begins with “you and me.” See his letter in this week’s issue of the G-T on page 5.

WorkSource’s Carroll honored by Area Director Marcia Henkle Washington Employment Security Dept.

OMAK - Craig Carroll, Administrator of WorkSource Okanogan, was recently awarded the Employment Security Department “Commissioner’s Choice Award” for going to extraordinary lengths to ensure that WorkSource connects growers with pickers and for taking over the duty of his agency’s Government Management Accountability and Performance (GMAP) dashboard as the data collector during a dire time of downsizing and restructuring that his agency experienced last year. The award was presented to Carroll earlier this month during a staff luncheon at the WorkSource Okanogan Office. Those present at the luncheon were: Employment Security Department’s Commissioner Paul Trause; Deputy Assistant Commissioner Eu-Wanda Jenkins, former WorkSource Okanogan Administrator and now Assistant Commissioner Erin Mundinger,

Workforce Development Area from the Washington Grower’s 8 Director (WDA 8) Marcia Clearing House to review stateHenkle, various local community wide agriculture initiatives. partners, and local WorkSource “Carroll’s strong background in staff. agricultural outreach He was nominated and business servicfor this award for his es gives him the vast exemplary work as a knowledge and skills subject matter expert needed to ensure that when it comes to proorchardists and pickviding services to ers meet at the right agricultural growers time with the goal of and agricultural labora timely harvest,” said ers. As such, Carroll Marcia Henkel, WDA collected informa8 director and Craig’s tion for the governor’s supervisor. agriculture-labor work In years past, ESD group and accompa- Craig Carroll Central-office employnied Commissioner ees in Olympia were Paul Trause to meet normally responsible with the group, serving as Trause’s for updating senior leaders, the right hand during the agricultural governor’s agricultural-labor labor shortage experienced in our work group and state legislators state in recent years. about the current state of the agriIn addition, Carroll regularly cultural industry. However, last supplied Employment Security year’s agency layoffs caused leadDepartment (ESD) senior leaders ers of the Employment & Career with agriculture-related informa- Development (ECD) Division to tion by reliably sending data about turn to someone with experience agriculture referrals, hires and job to fill the gap. Carroll was their orders to the agency’s Agriculture choice. Steering Committee. He also His exemplary work does not worked closely with a leader end with agriculture. His depth

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of experience and managerial savvy allowed him to take over production of the ECD Division’s Government Management Accountability and Performance (GMAP) dashboard. He currently coordinates the data collection and data distribution for his agency. He handled the entire extra load as agricultural advisor to senior leaders and GMAP analyst while maintaining all of his duties as administrator of WorkSource Okanogan and through the turmoil of layoffs. “There is a point in time when a person needs to acknowledge and to say thank you to those who have helped him along the way,” said Commissioner Trause at the award ceremony. “During the agricultural crisis last year, I could not have managed it without Craig’s knowledge and wisdom about agriculture-related issues. So today, I want to say thank you to Craig Carroll by awarding him the Commissioner’s Choice Award.” Carroll started work for WorkSource Okanogan County September 1999 as a Migrant/ Seasonal Farmwork Outreach Worker and was promoted to the position of Office Administrator in November 2008.

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Members of local Relay for Life team “Goof Troop” recently held a raffle to benefit the American Cancer Society. Local retailers donated to a basket filled with products for the raffle winner, valued at over $600. Michelle Verser was the lucky winner after Roy’s Pharmacy pharmacist Trent Danielson drew her name from the collection of raffle tickets in the pharmacy on Oct. 30. Goof Troop’s team members include Vernie McDaniel, Dodie Hart, Pam Stansbury, Peggy Keen, Liz Kinkade, Angie Bolich, Jennie Wilson, Mark Kinkade, Mitzy Green, Cheyan Kinkade, Chyna Kinkade, Emma Wilson, Tonya Brazil, Michael Brazil, Anna Wilson, Rachel Bolich, Don Johnson, Debbie Johnson and Donna Zabreznik.

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BOARD | FROM A1 “To be able to focus the Tonasket clinic on the VA, we were focusing on increasing the (number of enrolled veterans) by 25 vets per month. The budget also factors in making continued progress on the hospital’s warrants (low-rate loans for operating expenses from Okanogan County). “We anticipate the warrants being at $1.7 million at the end of this year,” Verhasselt said. “Hopefully they’ll be a little less than that, but that’s the realistic number. “By the end of next year, the county wants us to be down at $1 million,” she added later. “This will get us pretty close. We’re still working on some areas where we

can control costs, reduce expenses, streamline things and try to increase volumes in some areas.” The hospital board also approved its plan to provide a tax credit for taxpayers who live within the hospital district. Patients can receive a discount on hospital services equal to the amount of property taxes paid into the hospital district during the previous year, up to a maximum of $500. Beginning on Jan. 1, 2013, patients can complete a short application (which requires a copy of the tax bill) to qualify. The program will be reviewed after a year to determine its effectiveness and affordability. The program is designed to encour-

ELECTION | FROM A1 surprising,” said Plumb. “Again, the city appreciates the support of the folks that were in favor of the measure and we also very much understand the reluctance to raise taxes during an economic downturn. We will continue to monitor the election results until the election is certified, and this measure will stand counted as is because I understand that a tax measure does not trigger a recount like other races in the county may do by the end.” The mayor said the impact of shopping local, or when people choose not to, affects the city’s budget immensely. “By my rough calculations, sales tax collection is four times the amount that we bring in from property taxes and if there hadn’t been upwards of a 20 percent

decrease in city wide sales, we may not have been in such a budget crisis,” said Plumb, who adds he continues to urge Tonasket and the surrounding communities to shop in Tonasket. “It is the difference between a thriving community and one that is barely able to hang on. It also helps keep our local business owners going so we all can benefit.” In another come-from-behind election, incumbent Don “Bud” Hover had gained ground against fellow Republican candidate Ray L. Campbell for Position 2 on the County Board of Commissioners. According to last Friday’s ballot count, Hover was just eight votes behind the leader. In the other county commissioner election, Republican Sheilah Kennedy

age local residents to utilize North Valley Hospital’s services, rather than driving elsewhere, and increase its patient volumes. The board also approved a request by Director of Ancillary Services Noreen Olma to replace its chemistry analyzer, which typically is replaced through a lease program every five years. Olma said the increased cost of the equipment should be largely offset by the ability of the hospital to do more tests inhouse (instead of at Mid Valley Hospital or in Spokane), as well as a decrease in the number of service calls compared to what the current analyzer is requiring. The North Valley Hospital Board of Commissioners is next scheduled to meet on Thursday, Nov. 29, at 7:00 p.m. easily defeated Democrat Albert Roberts for Position 1. Kennedy maintained a nearly 2,600 vote lead in last week’s ballot tally. For Okanogan County PUD Commissioner District 2, newcomer Steve Houston, easily defeated the incumbent, Trish Butler, by nearly 2,500 votes. Countywide before the Friday count there were 875 ballots left to count, but there is not a current estimate on how many ballots postmarked by election day will trickle in before the final vote count scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 27. The election had an 80.36 percent turnout, according to Mila Jury, an election official with the Okanogan County Auditor’s office. For a complete list of how the county voted in the general election in this presidential election year, see: results/current/okanogan/.

COUNCIL | FROM A1 tax hike, with council member Selena Hines seconding. Olson, Hines and Vugteveen voted in favor with Ramsey and Dennis Brown opposing. By contrast, if the sales tax initiative passes, it would add an estimated $20,000 to the budget. Prior to the ad valorem vote, the council held its final budget hearing. Vugteveen said that the finance committee was looking at forgoing 3.0 percent raises for city employees, instead considering a 1.7 percent cost of living adjustment (COLA). “We worked hard in the past five years to catch our city employees up to a reasonable wage,” Vugteveen said. “We at least want to try to maintain that... In trying to consider that, if we can, it’s kind of contradictory to the fact we’re looking at cutting.” “I’d really like to meet with department heads soon,” Plumb said. “I think I was pretty clear ... that if (the tax initiatives) didn’t go through we would have to look at reducing services.” “The city already operates on a pretty slim budget,” Vugteveen said. “I think every department has been fiscally responsible to the city. To ask them to do even

more is not really realistic. I don’t feel the City of Tonasket has ever operated on a frivolous budget. And now to look at it to see what we can cut, over and over again, at some point we need to look the other way (at raising more revenue). I don’t think we’ve asked the citizens of Tonasket for that sales tax increase because we don’t need it.”

Other business - The city council agreed to forward information from Gascho and Gascho regarding damage to the Heritage Building caused by equipment used for the Bonaparte Creek area water/sewer project. Elizabeth Gascho said that the building’s concrete floor had been cracked and that the foundation shifted. “As a city we acknowledge the receipt of the problem, and then turn it over to the contractor’s insurance,” Plumb said. “Varela has been good about inspecting it, and so has the contractor that’s been overseeing the project.” Gascho said that the contractor had been “very kind, very cordial,” in dealing with the issue. - The council agreed to consider a request by Lee Orr for hotel/

motel tax funds to be used to promote the Fathers’ Day Fly-In at an event at the Puyallup Fairgrounds. The tax funds are intended for use in promoting tourism. “What we have to give out is less every year,” Olson said. “We appreciate the Father’s Fly-In very much, and you’re going way out and bringing people over. So if we lower it, it’s only because we have less.” - The council unanimously approved its interlocal agreement with Oroville to extend its agreement with Christian Johnson for building permit and administrative services for another three years. - The council adopted city water use efficiency goals as part of updating its overall water system plan. - The council approved the installation of a PIT-tag (Passive Integrated Transponder) array along Bonaparte Creek as part of the joint Okanogan Basin Monitoring and Evaluation Program co-administered by the Colville Tribes and the Washingont Fish and Wildlife Department. The array tracks the movements of fish that have been injected with transponders. The Tonasket City Council next meets Tuesday, Nov. 27, in the Council Chambers at the Tonasket City Hall.

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Not the gift you were expecting? Don’t let a DUI ruin your holidays – drive sober BY KRISTINA MOY WASHINGTON TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMISSION

WENATCHEE — Lynn Ross spent more than $1,200 paying for the ignition interlock that he had to have installed on his Dodge truck as a result of a DUI conviction. The device is about the size of a cell phone with a tube for breath samples. Like many in Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties, Ross, a Spokane Valley resident, had to blow into it every time he started his truck every day for 14 months. The truck would only start if there was no alcohol in his system. Despite the cost and the hassle – he had to switch to alcohol-free mouthwash and wait for a few minutes in the morning for the machine to warm up – Ross, a union carpenter, is thankful for the ignition interlock program.

“It’s a good program,” he said recently, “It kept me from drinking and helped me get my license back.” Keeping the ability to legally drive, even during his suspension period, meant being able to keep his job since his work requires him to travel throughout the northwest region. “I wouldn’t have a job if I couldn’t drive. It was a very positive experience for me,” he said, “but I was done drinking.” For someone who was still drinking, Ross thought the ignition interlock might be a more negative experience. Ever since January 2012, ignition interlock drivers have to have a record of clean blows for the last four months of the restriction in order to get the device removed and be eligible for their regular driver’s license. “This ensures that drivers demonstrate the ability to separate their drinking from their driving,” explains Washington Traffic Safety Commission Director Darrin Grondel. As the Washington Traffic Safety Commission announces the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled

Over” holiday campaign, Director Grondel urges drivers to plan ahead. “Don’t let a DUI ruin your holidays. Before you leave home for a holiday party, think about how everyone can get home safely. Designate a sober driver, take a taxi, stay the night,” Grondel said. As part of the campaign, extra officers will be canvassing roadways between Nov. 21 and Jan. 1, 2013 throughout Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties searching for impaired drivers.\ The Brewster, East Wenatchee, and Wenatchee Police Departments, the Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan County Sheriff ’s Offices and the Washington State Patrol will participate in Washington State’s first-ever Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign. The Chelan-Douglas Target Zero Traffic Safety Task Force organizes and supports this enforcement effort. For additional information about the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, visit www.

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Scott Thorndike of Oroville found himself back in the race, taking second place finishes on Lake Samamish on Sept. 29 and on Lake Chelan on Sept. 22 of this year. Thorndike, an area orchardist and hometown favorite at Oroville’s Can Am Apple Cup, said he had been out of the race game for about six years. With a new motor in his Super Stock boat the Hard Cider, and pulling what Thorndike’s seat-of-the-pants dyno says feels like 700HP, the racer said being back on the circuit “just feels right.” Although he only got five races in this year he still was near the top in the high points for the season, finishing overall in seventh place in his class in the ABPA Inboard Racing. “It just take getting to the races and finishing consistently near the top. It would be great if we could find a sponsor to help with some of the costs,” said Thorndike.

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City’s engineers seek to clarify priorities regarding upcoming street improvement projects The council authorized Councilwoman Jill Vugteveen and Danison to make a final decision to move forward, with a priority on creating a “straight shot” from one end of town to the other along at least one side of the road with ADAapproved curb access ramps. The airport runway seal project’s target schedule is for completion before the Father’s Day Fly-in. Meanwhile, the council granted public works director Bill Pilkinton a leave of absence of indefinite length and appointed Hugh Jensen as acting public services director.


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TONASKET - Teresa Hawkins expressed her concern over the resignation of varsity basketball coach Glenn Braman during the public comment portion of the Tonasket School Board meeting on Monday, March 12. Hawkins, wife of longtime varsity football coach Jay Hawkins, said she was concerned that the direction of the school district concerning its coaches was taking an ugly turn. “I’m concerned with the resignation of coach Braman,” she said. “I’m concerned because my husband is also a coach. I’m not comfortable with how that came about.” Hawkins said she had heard secondhand remarks attributed to a school board member that fed into her concern. “I’m hoping the school board acts as a board, and not on individual agendas,” she said. “I hope we’ve learned from the process that went down. “I think it’s sad if we let a group of parents who are upset or who have a vengeance with a coach from a long time ago to come in and rally people up to make a decision to not reinstate a coach. I think it would be really sad if we have to go around the community to bring in support to show that a coach has just as many people, and more, (supporting him) as those who complained 50 about him.” Citing her experience as a coach’s wife and as a mother of an athlete coached by others, Hawkins said that athletics teaches kids to deal with adversity, but that parents encourage that growth. “We want the situation to be perfect for our kids,” she said. “But what do we teach them when we run to every need they have? “(Coaches) love the game, they’re competitors, and they want to teach kids to work together, to go out in life and be successful. Kids can’t be successful if their parents don’t let them grow as individuals. That’s a part of athletics. Nothing is going to be perfect.” Hawkins said she was concerned that situations that contributed to Braman’s resignation, as well as rumors about her husband’s position, could damage the reputation of the district. “People want to come to this district,” she said. “It’s because of you guys (the school board) up here. You have done a great job of keeping this school district as one of the elite. “Don’t ruin that. Don’t let that happen, you guys.” In other business, superintendent Paul Turner read a proclamation from Governor Christine Gregoire honoring classified school employees. Board member Catherine Stangland read off the list of all TSD classified employees’ names. Principals from each of the schools presented their mid-year student data to the board The board also reviewed information about switching over to a Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) phone system as presented by Jive Communications, which answered questions via a video conference call. They later approved switching to a VOIP system at a meeting last Thursday. Jive is currently serving the education market in 23 states, offered lifetime pricing and, significantly, qualified, for e-rate discounting that is calculated through the district’s free and reduced meal rate. The board requested a few days to think about the information presented,

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TONASKET - The Tonasket City Council provided updates on a number of civic projects that are progressing through their planning stages at the Tuesday, March 13, council meeting. Tonasket city planner Kurt Danison said he met with three property owners affected by the need for an easement to complete the Mill Drive/Bonaparte Creek sewer project and said that they seemed to be willing to provide the easement access. “They’re willing to provide easement through their property so we can connect up the sewer through there,” Danison said. “They were under the impression that water was included in this... I don’t Police Chief Robert Burks said that know how it came about... I don’t think we said we were going to put in a water he is working on a policy governing the department’s handling of data collected system there. “I think they walked away with a better during video surveillance. Burks also announced that officer understanding.” The council planned an open house Audra Fuller passed her civil service for March 20 for residents to interact exam and has been hired as a full-time with the engineers and councilmembers officer. Burks said he is finalizing a “wish on the sewer project committee. The council also responded to a memo list” to be submitted for Stonegarden Varela and Associates seeking to clar- describing how potential grant money ify priorities on the upcoming street would be used. Stonegarden grants proimprovement projects that had been dis- vide money for local law enforcement cussed at a previous council meeting. entities to use while assisting in U.S. The project was facing a delay without Border Patrol operations, although any such a prioritization as funding for the equipment purchased is not limited to those operations. project may not be enough to complete In County, home delivery “Oroville was able to get an SUV the entire “wish list.” “We want the (hospital parking cross- through Stonegarden grant money,” ing) beacon as the base project,” said Burks said. “This is the initial part of the Mayor Patrick Plumb. “The rest we will process that we do every year. We don’t have done as we have the funding to SEE COUNCIL | PG A3 complete.”


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26 months (112 issues) only $54 13 months (56 issues) only $30 for Scholars and the Oroville High School Music Department on Wednesday, March 14 Kaylee Clough performs “The Glow”90 at the Variety Show and Auction presented by Dollars

in the high school commons. The eight-year-old has been taking ballet for five years and recently performed at the Seattle Dance Workshop Competition and took a silver medal. The annual talent show is used to raise funds for the Oroville Dollars for Scholars Continuing Education awards. For more from the event see page B2.


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SPOKANE – Former Oroville High School Principal Frank Motta died from injuries sustained while trying to help a neighbor whose Spokane area home had been overrunWWW.GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM by a teenage | THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2012 | 75 CENTS NEWSSTAND PRICE party. GLOWING PERFORMANCE Apparently Motta was asked to keep Concern an eye on the house by his neighbor expressed and on Saturday, March 10 when he saw there was a party going on he over coaches City’s engineerswho seek to was clarify priorities called the neighbor out ofregarding upcoming street improvement projects resignation town. The council authorized Councilwoman BY BRENT BAKER BY BRENT BAKER Jill Vugteveen and Danison to make a She gave him the security code to the final decision to move forward, with a priority on creating a “straight shot” TONASKET - The Tonasket TONASKET - Teresa Hawkins garage door Council and called 911.CityMotta then provided updates on a num- from one end of town to the other along expressed her concern over the resignaber of civic projects that are progress- at least one side of the road with ADAtion of varsity basketball coach Glenn went to try and break up approved curb access ramps. ing through their planning stagesthe at the party. Braman during the public comment porThe airport runway seal project’s tarTuesday, March 13, council meeting. tion of the Tonasket School Board meetschedule is for completion before the Tonasket city planner Kurt Danison ing on Monday, March 12. Spokane County Sheriff ’s getDeputies said he met with three property owners Father’s Day Fly-in. Hawkins, wife of longtime varsity Meanwhile, the council granted public affected by the need for an easement football coach Jay Hawkins, said she responded to an theassault call works in North director Bill Pilkinton a leave of to complete Mill Drive/Bonaparte was concerned that the direction of the Creek sewer project and said that they absence of indefinite length and appointschool district concerning its coaches seemed to be willing to provide the ease- ed Hugh Jensen as acting public services Spokane County. was taking an ugly turn. director. ment access. “I’m concerned with the resignation of “They’re willing to provide easement coach Braman,” she said. When deputies arrived on scene they through their property so we can connect “I’m concerned because my husband Fuller passes exam, up the sewer through there,” Danison is also a coach. I’m not comfortable with said. “They were under the found a male subject inimpression the residence video policy progress how that came about.” that water was included in this... I don’t Hawkins said she had heard secondPolice Chief Robert Burks said that know how it came about... I don’t think hand remarks attributed to a school had been assaulted, according to Craig he is working on a policy governing the we said we were going to put in a water board member that fed into her condepartment’s handling of data collected system there. cern. video surveillance. Chamberlain, a theyspokesman with the “I think walked away with a better during “I’m hoping the school board acts as Burks also announced that officer understanding.” a board, and not on individual agendas,” Audra Fuller passed her civil service The council planned an open she said. “I hope we’ve learned from the Spokane County Sheriff ’s house office. for March 20 for residents to interact exam and has been hired as a full-time process that went down. with the engineers and councilmembers officer. “I think it’s sad if we let a group of Burks at said he is finalizing a “wish “There were over 100 people the on the sewer project committee. parents who are upset or who have a venThe council also responded to a memo list” to be submitted for Stonegarden geance with a coach from a long time ago describing how potential grant money Varela and there Associates seeking to come in and rally people up to make a residence where hadto clarbeen a large ify priorities on the upcoming street would be used. Stonegarden grants prodecision to not reinstate a coach. improvement projects that had been dis- vide money for local law enforcement I think it would be really sad if we have party throughout the council evening. cussed at a previous meeting. entities to use while assisting in U.S. to go around the community to bring The project was facing a delay without Border Patrol operations, although any in support to show that a coach has just equipment purchased is not limited to Oroville High a prioritization as funding for the requested Deputies such immediately as many people, and more,School (supporting Annual project may not be enough to complete those operations. him) as those who complained about “Oroville was able to get an SUV Kaylee Clough performs “The Glow” at the Variety Show and Auction presented by Dollars “wish list.” him.” medics whenthe“Weentire they located thethrough victim. Stonegarden grant money,” Motta Frank inthe Oroville his first job a principal at 14Oroville High School. for Scholars and High School Musicas Department on Wednesday, March want the (hospital parking crossCiting her experience as a coach’s wife ing) beacon as the base project,” said Burks said. “This is the initial part of the in the high school commons. The eight-year-old has been taking ballet for five years and and as a mother of an athlete coached we do every year. We don’t recently performed at the Seattle Dance Workshop Competition and took a silver medal. Mayor Patrick Plumb.transported “The rest we will process thatto The victim was a by others, Hawkins said that athletics have done as we have the funding to SEE COUNCIL | PG A3 The annual talent show is used to raise funds for the Oroville Dollars for Scholars teaches kids to deal with adversity, but complete.” several at the party. that parents encourage that growth. Continuing Education awards. For morewitnesses from the event see page B2. local medical facility where he is listed “We want the situation to be perfect for our kids,Gang ” she said. “ButEnforcement what do we The Spokane Violent Crime in critical condition,” said a Spokane Sheriff ’s office teach them when we run to every need they have? Team was requested to assist locating and “(Coaches) love the game, Lewis they’re press release.

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Crimes Detectives. He was booked into the Spokane County Jail on the charge of felony assault. Motta, who was in critical condition at Sacred Heart Hospital, died of his injuries on March 15. Information Officer Chamberlain speculated that the charges against Lewis would be upgraded to Mail to: second degree murder by the Spokane County Prosecutor’s office, but as of Monday they were still listed as first degree assault. When Motta came to Oroville in 1981 to take his first principal’s job he was just 34-years-old and stayed here for four years, according to his good friend Don DeVon, who served under Motta as a high school councilor in Oroville, as well as in Palm Desert, Calif. DeVon described Motta as a “highly innovative” educator who always had an open door policy to students, staff, parents and the community in general. “When Frank first came to Oroville to take his first principal’s job he hit the ground running. His enthusiasm was a positive motivators for students and staff,” DeVon said. Motta went on to be the youngest president of the Washington State Principal’s Association, according to his friend, who added that he had also been a well-respected football coach in several high schools in Washington State before becoming a principal. “He played college football at the University of California at Irvine,” said DeVon, “and he was a highly decorated combat veteran who won the bronze star.” After retiring as a teacher and principal for schools in Washington and California, Motta settled in Spokane with his wife and family. He was working as a volunteer at the Spokane Veterans Administration Hospital.


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Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune | november 22, 2012

Okanogan Valley Life

Oroville students take the stage with Missoula Children’s Theatre

By Gary A. DeVon Managing Editor

OROVILLE – Students K-12 hammed it up with the Missoula Children’s Theatre in their rendition of the fable of the Tortoise and the Hare, retold as The Tortoise Versus the Hare, The Greatest Race. In this reimagining by Jim Garon, lessons are learned not only by the hare, Curly, but by the the townsfolk, composed of mammals and reptiles, too. The Cast of characters included Coach Shelly Bowlback - Madison Whiteaker, Curly Hare - Nathan Rise; Thespian Troupe: Dezirae Allison, Leland Handyside, Jerry Milholland, Narya Naillon, Katie Rawley, Elisha Willis, Paige Wirth; WMCT TV Crew: Bailey Blues Lisa Hartvig, Cupcake O’Rourke - Gwen Hankins and Stormy Feather - Sydney Thorndike; WMCT Stagehands: Guido - Max Turner, Paulie - Jack Montowski

and Ralphie - Collin Rise; Reptiles: Glama Gecko - Samantha Turner Popsy Gecko - Bennett Shaw, Camilio Chameleon - Michael Oaks, Slinky Sidewinder - Paul Fuchs, Maraca Rattlesnake - Sarah Hairston, Oggy Froggy - Kyle Rodriguez, Beadie Bearded Dragon - Cody Renfroe and Lizard McChill - Emily Rawley; Mammals: Philoh Ferret - Sage Sarmiento Felix Ferret - Brianna Pollock, Frank Ferret - Emily Grunert, Mo Weasel - Christina Herrick, Bo Weasel - Nikki Minarcin, Mrs. Esther Bunny - Alexis Allenby and Bonnie Bunny - Hanna Curdie; Curly’s Posse: Kyle Acord, Cintia Morales, Kimberly Nelson, Lauren Rawley and Reagan Whiteaker; Curly Hare Fan Club: Jovanna de la Mare, Krista Pollack, Issac Gomez, Sarah Arriaga-Mathis, Bailie Allen, Kaylin Patterson, Della Mae Hankins, Deana Lohnes, Haily Helm. The Assistant Director was Gordon McCauley, the

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Above: Bunch of bunnies. Right: The Ferret Gas crew Accompanist was Arlene Johnson and Osgood/Buddy Courts was played by MCT’s Amanda Tatum, who also directed with MCT’s Andrew Coopman.

This year’s production at Oroville was again sponsored by the Oroville Booster Club which has sponsored the event several times in the past.

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Coach Shelly Bowlback, Assistant Director Gordon McCauley and Curly Hare




Best candidate money can buy? lections of groups outside a politician’s direct campaign that are allowed to raise unlimTHE BELLEVUE REPORTER ited amounts of money. Humorist Will Rogers once The situation actually is noted that “politics has become worse since many groups don’t so expensive that it takes a lot have to register with the Federal of money even to be defeated.” Election Commission because If he could only see it now. they say they are focusing on Estimates put the cost of the “educational,” not “political” recent presidential race at $2.6 activities. We’re calling – well, billion. you know – on that. That means one side spent This money-grubbing situamore than $1 billion only to tion isn’t limited to the presilose. We’d dential race. hope there “This money-grubbing The cost of was a lesson political camsituation isn’t limited paigns nationthere – but we doubt it. wide is estito the presidential If the public to be $6 race...the race for gov- mated were to believe million. In our the unending ernor is expected to state alone, the direct mail for goverreach a total cost of race pieces floodnor is expected $46 million” ing mailboxto reach a total es, countless cost of $46 robo-phone million. calls, and an unconscionable Despite this national effort, number of vile “hit pieces” on many voters say they don’t television, they would conclude expect things to change much that the best candidate for the regardless of who is elected job should have been “none of president. the above.” We suspect many We may not get the “best people were sick of the whole candidate that money can buy,” thing weeks before Nov. 6. but we’re certainly going to get The blame for a lot of this one who is ridiculously expenfalls on the “super PACs,” col- sive. BY CRAIG GROSHART EDITOR

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Grateful for participation Dear Editor, The membership of the US Armed Forces Legacy wishes to thank the merchants and individuals who donated items for the dinner auction which was held on Nov. 3, 2012. We also wish to thank all those who participated in the open house, dinner and auction. The monies raised will be utilized to purchase two bulletin boards, as well as other projects. One bulletin board will list all donors, past and future, the other bulletin board will list all present and future veterans whose names are on or will be on the walls. Our future plans are to continue to raise funds through the sale of plaques, grants and donations for the paving and lining of the parking lot, to set up a scholarship fund for the local high schools and other community projects. The dedication of the site is tentatively set for Armed Forces Day the first part of May 2013. Once again we thank you all. Roger Castelda, President U.S. Armed Forces Legacy

Preparedness begins with you and me Dear Gary, Your fellow “ZAG” and spouse Margie just returned from New Jersey after being

deployed by the American Red Cross to serve to affected citizens of Hurricane Sandy! Your perception of the necessity role of “Big Government” is somewhat convoluted (pardon me). Disaster Preparedness begins “first with you and me!” We have the responsibility to prepare and protect ourselves, our families, our property and our community. When conditions exceed our capability- then we reach out to the next level. When our city, county and our state is unable to perform to the level that we require due to the nature and magnitude of the event--THEN the national agencies are called upon! We miss you all! Be safe! and plan well! John Donoghue Kalispell, Mont.

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Orange Equity Act Dear Editor, With the elections over, the new Congress and Senate will have their first session in early 2013. They will be faced with many issues, some old, some new. It is time for the new Congress and Senate to put aside politics and become legislators. There are still two major Bills in committee of interest to Vietnam veterans, House Bill HR-3612 and Senate Bill S.1629. These Bills are to restore VA benefits for Agent Orange exposure during the Vietnam war. The present Congress and Senate still have time to act upon these Bills before January 2013. These Bills must come out of committee and go to the floor of both houses. I ask the American people to urge our legislators to act on these Bills. The Vietnam veterans who are

sick from Agent Orange Dioxin exposure need these Bills passed into law by our present legislators before the new legislators take office. With a new legislative assembly, we advocates for Vietnam veterans will have to start over again. This means longer delay for veterans VA approval. Thousands of Vietnam veterans won’t be approved by the VA because they did not have boots on ground, even though they were awarded the Vietnam Service Medal. Many Sailors, Airmen and Fleet Marines who served during that war are sick from exposure to the deadly herbicide. With the passage of the afore mentioned Bills, these members of the Armed Forces will receive equality for VA benefits. John J. Bury - US Navy, retired Vietnam War veteran Media, Penn.

After the elections, attitude will be key An intriguing conversation about the next step in the fiscal drama is taking place among our elected leaders. At this early point it is mostly at an exploratory level, but it’s no less real for that. Where House Speaker John Boehner has conceded that Republicans might accept increased tax revenues, the President has said he would take a serious look at reform of entitlements. These are tantalizing signs that last year’s rigid partisan stances could soften — that flexibility, so long elusive, might have a chance of a comeback. As they often do, the elections created an opening, a moment in political life when fundamental questions come to the fore.

The question most people in Washington and many outside it are focused on is as basic as they get: Can government Opinion by still work? Lee H. Hamilton I n Congress the answer, I believe, will lie with its members, and whether they correctly read the electoral tea leaves to conclude that Americans want solutions, not obstructionism. Their mindset will be key. If the majority on Capitol Hill

— whatever their party — decide to be pragmatic and cooperative, Congress may pull itself out of the swamp of disdain in which most Americans hold it. If, instead, they opt for ideology and confrontation, the dysfunction will continue. Attitude is all-important. When members see politics as a steady quest for improving our country and our society, there’s hope. That is when they’re prepared to ignore all the forces competing for influence on Capitol Hill, and search most diligently for remedies to the scores of truly difficult issues that we need Washington to resolve. If, instead, they’re locked in by the dictates of partisan calcu-

lation, the rigors of ideological purity, or the constant need to please funders, then those are the interests they will protect. Even if it’s at the expense of making the progress Americans so badly want them to make. It’s anyone’s guess how Congress will deal with this chance to start afresh. That’s up to each of its members. But the opening to take responsibility for political progress and set Congress on a more productive course hasn’t closed yet. It’s a gift of the elections. Let’s hope they accept it. Lee Hamilton is Director of the Center on Congress at Indiana University. He was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for 34 years.

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Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune | november 22, 2012

okanogan valley life

In Oroville, it’s feast or famine We’ve just passed a most dreary week. Setting the clock back only makes for more darkness in my life. I’ve never been a morning person and the aging process still isn’t changing that. I have to see a sunrise from photos. Since it’s the early worm that gets eaten by the bird…sleep late! With Oroville, it seems, it is either feast of famine, when it comes to eating places. But it is so nice to have some of the empty buildings being occupied. Had a hot dog at the “Back to Basics” last week. There are so many decisions to make, it boggles your mind, and the soup was excellent. And next summer it will be a fun place to have your snacks and lunch, sitting outside on the sidewalk, as they have been granted

Senior Bazaar being held Saturday, Dec. 1 By Dolly Engelbretson Oroville Senior Center

Saturday, Dec. 1 is the date for the Senior’s Bazaar, so come on down. Homemade beef stew is the order of the day with biscuits and jelly, salad and pie for dessert. Bob Hirst is the chef of the day, assisted by Walt Hart, so you know the stew will be great. We are planning a table for guy

What seeds do you save for spring planting? By Audrey Holmes Garden Club Member

The Hillside Apartments Community Room was where members and one guest, Marisa Lopez of Tonasket (granddaughter of member Wendy Taylor) met on Nov. 12 for their meeting at 1:30 p.m. Some members got snowed in because of the heavy snowfall in the higher elevations and were unable to attend. Wendy was hostess and she called the roll call question, “What seeds do you save and plant in the spring?”

Aerie preparing for the upcoming holidays by Gai Wisdom Oroville Eagles Auxiliary

OROVILLE - The holidays are upon us and the Eagles will be busy until after the New Year. To get us off to the proper start we will be closed tomorrow, Thanksgiving Day, then we start gearing up for the Harrel Rounds Benefit on Dec. 1st. The Christmas Bazaar is on for Dec. 7th and 8th at the Elementary School Gym and the Auxiliary has rented space there. We need donations of homemade goods and products to sell. You can get them to us at the Aerie or bring them down to the school. We

permission to serve outside. The gift shop, Mary Lou’s, next door is a fun place to browse. H a v e looked all THIS & THAT over for marbles Joyce Emry that go with a Chinese checker board, and guess what? I found them there. I know it has to be a boring game as it doesn’t work with batteries, but it brings back memories when we played with our grandmas. I’m anxious to try it with a great-grandson.

On the 22nd we’ll be having Thanksgiving dinner, somewhere. It always used to be at the senior Emry’s, then at my house, but I haven’t heard what’s happening. If no one speaks up, we can always go to Linda’s (of Linda’s Bakery. How nice of her (and others) that provide dinner for those that might otherwise be alone. Only thing about going out to eat is that there are no leftovers for sandwiches the next day (or two or three). After all these years of writing out checks to Prince’s Grocery, seems odd to now write Harvest Foods. But we have to change with the flow. Did you get your outside Christmas lights up, while it was nice weather or did you do like most, wait so you can complain


this week. The music by Joy and John Lawson and friends was on the third Friday this month, but will be on the second Friday the month of December or on Dec. 14. The Garden Club ladies will be joining us at lunch on Dec. 14 and enjoying the music that day as well. Pinochle Scores: The door prize was won by Beverly Holden; Most Pinochles was won by Bob Hirst who also had the highest score for the men; High Woman score was Margaret Hirst. Congratulations to all! More next time.

stuff and a large basket filled with goodies for the drawing. One of the main items in the basket is a hand stitched afghan by Margaret Young and donated by Bonnie Maynard on her behalf. The center will be celebrating Thanksgiving this week on Tuesday, with a traditional feast and it will be the only meal served

TONASKET GARDEN CLUB Cosmos, poppies, marigolds and vegetable seeds were some of the answers. A get well card was signed by members for Barbara Hanson who had broken her hip in early October while visiting out of town, but she was present and doing very well. A get well card was also sent to Fred and Freda Holmes who had been ill. Vice President Lola Burton passed around beautiful photos taken on our field trip to Linda’s Garden, B.C. Canada. President Pam Burton and Vice President

EAGLEDOM AT WORK need to make enough money for the kid’s party and for Christmas Baskets for the needy. We will be decking the halls on Monday, Dec., 10th from 11 a.m. and all day. The Ladies Christmas party will follow a short meeting on Dec. 11th. The final Secret Sister exchange and reveal will happen then. If you are not in that program, bring an unlabeled gift to exchange with other sisters. Please bring your favorite Christmas goodies and we will have tea and coffee. On Dec/ 18th we will be putting the kid’s party together stating at 11 a.m. because Santa is Coming on Dec. 22nd. Mr. and Mrs. Clause will join us for the

Lola Burton went over plans with us for the Christmas Bazaar our Club and the Civic League is sponsoring at the Tonasket Elementary School on Nov. 30 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A list was signed for members for choice of food to bring to the Christmas dinner at 12 p.m. at the Free Methodist Church on Dec. 10 and bring canned food for the food bank and treats to put in Christmas fruit bags for the residents who reside at the Assisted Living facility in Tonasket. We encourage guests and new members to attend meetings. Number to call for place and time is (509) 223-3427. The next meeting will be at the Free Methodist Church, 1 Stanton Loop Rd., Tonasket, Wash. Kid’s Christmas on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday is pool night and the ladies cook burgers that night while the house rocks with pool action. Remember our Aerie meetings are the first and third Tuesdays of every month and the Auxiliary meetings are the second and fourth Tuesdays at 7 p.m. We have a joint meeting on the first Tuesday a 6 p.m. The ladies serve tacos on Mondays at 6 p.m. and burgers before Bingo at 5 p.m. on Thursdays. Friday night is Steak Night, Meat Draw and karaoke with Chuck Wilder. Saturday, excepting special events, is Open Mike Night. On the Sundays that the Seahawks play at 10 a.m. we will be open to serve you and support the “Hawks.” The Oroville Eagles are People Helping People.

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lose purchasing power. If this gap persists over time, it could grow into a real problem for you. Consequently, you’ll want at least some of your investment income to come from rising income investments, such as dividend-paying stocks. Of course, not all stocks pay dividends, but with the help of your financial advisor, you can find companies that have paid – and even increased – their dividends for many years running. And if you don’t actually need the dividends to supplement your cash flow, you can reinvest them to build your ownership stake in these stocks. Keep in mind, though, that companies can reduce or discontinue dividends at any time. Also, remember that stock prices will constantly rise and fall, so the value of your principal could decline. As you can see, all three types of incomeproducing investments – variable, reliable and rising – offer some benefits, along with some risks of which you need to be aware. But putting together a mix of these investments that’s appropriate for your individual needs, goals and risk tolerance may help you boost the productivity of the “income” portion of your portfolio – no matter what’s happening with interest rates.

If you depend on fixed-income investments for at least part of your income, you probably haven’t been too happy in recent years, as interest rates have hit historic lows. Nonetheless, even in a low-rate environment, you can broaden the income-producing potential Reliable income investments – When you purof your investment portfolio. chase reliable income investments, which can include individual bonds, you have the opporHowever, before taking action, it’s helpful to tunity to earn more income today, and more know what the near-term direction of inter- consistent income over time, than you’d typiest rates may look like. The Federal Reserve cally get from variable income investments. has stated that it plans to keep short-term However, you will likely also experience greatrates at their current historic lows until at er price fluctuations as interest rates change. least mid-2015. The Fed doesn’t control Specifically, as interest rates rise, the price of long-term rates, making them somewhat your existing bonds typically will fall. less predictable, but it’s still likely that these rates will rise sooner than short-term ones. Rising income investments – When investing for income, you’ll want to keep at least one This article was written by Edward Jones for In any case, rather than worry about some- eye on inflation – because if the interest rates use by your local Edward Jones Financial thing you can’t control – that is, interest rate paid on your CDs and individual bonds are Advisor. movements – try to focus on those things lower than the annual inflation rate, you may

about the cold. You know, you can put them up and just not turn them on ‘till later. But that would be way too sensible. And once again the arguments are starting about where Nativity scenes can be and not be placed. Didja’ ever think about clearing your cookbook shelf? Keep the favorites and discard the others with some young gal and make more room for something important. I made some fudge. My husband said it tasted good, but was kinda “floppy.” His description of fudge that didn’t set up quite firm enough. Was better than we had in 1944 on our senior sneak (when sugar was rationed and Helen (Wood) got some from her sister, Maude, who had the Midget café, (where Chuckie Wilders barber shop is now located) and we had to eat it with spoons, out of the pan.

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We are hosting a Thanksgiving dinner for the community on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 22, from 1:30-4:00 p.m.

Choosing a branch of the armed services By Daralyn Hollenbeck NCW Blue Star Mothers

What drew our sons and daughters to their branch of service? Family tradition and occupation development are common lures. Some chose according to their desire for adventure. Pondering the military scope of each of the branches can give us insight as to what their thought processes where when choosing their branch of service. The Army is our main ground force whose function is to protect and defend the United States (and its interests) by way of ground troops, armor (tanks), artillery, attack helicopters, tactical nuclear weapons, etc. It is the oldest U.S. Military service. The Air Force is the youngest military service, an off-shoot of the Army. It defends the United States (and its interests) through exploitation of air and space. To accomplish this, the Air Force operates fighter, tanker, light and heavy bomber, and transport aircraft; as well as helicopters. The Air Force is responsible for all military satellites, and controls our Nation’s strategic nuclear ballistic missiles. The Navy makes it possible for us to use the seas where and when our national interests require it. In addition, in times of conflict,

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Porter; Low Score- Gene Michels; Last Pinochle- Penny Smith and Gene Michels. On Saturday, Dec. 1, from 5:307:00 p.m., Sitzmark is having their annual Dinner/Auction here at the Aerie. Come in and support this worthy cause. We wish anyone who is ill a speedy recovery to good health. God Bless you all and Happy Thanksgiving. The Biggest Little Eagles in the state.

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BLUE STAR MOMS the Navy helps to supplement Air Force air power. Aircraft carriers can deploy to areas where fixed runways are impossible. Additionally, Navy ships can attack land targets from miles away. The Marine Corps is often referred to as the “Infantry of the Navy.” Marines specialize in amphibious operations. Their primary specialty is to assault, capture, and to control “beach heads.” In peacetime, the Coast Guard is primarily concerned with law enforcement, boating safety, sea rescue, and illegal immigration control. However, the President can transfer part or all of the Coast Guard to the Department of the Navy in times of conflict. The Coast Guard consists of ships, boats, aircraft and shore stations that conduct a variety of missions. The Coast Guard is currently our smallest military service. The Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard each have their own dedicated reserve force. Reservists typically perform training/service one weekend a month and two continuous weeks at some time during the year. All Army soldiers sign an initial eight-year service contract upon entry into the military. Typically, the contract specifies that some of the service will be in the “Regular Army” for two, three, or four years; with the remaining obligation served in the Reserve Component. All Reservists are subject to mobilization in a national emergency

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throughout the term of their enlistment. State vs. federal control separates Reserve units from Guard units. Individual states have control over their own Army and Air National Guard, giving them greater freedom on the home front. However, the federal government has control over all Reserves. The National Guard is akin to a state militia. The majority of National Guard soldiers and airmen hold a civilian job full-time while serving part-time as a National Guard member but are often called up in times of state emergencies or disasters. Part-time guardsmen are augmented by fulltime Army or Air National Guard. Merchant Marines are the fleet of civilian-owned merchant vessels such as deep-sea merchant ships, tugboats, towboats, ferries, dredges, excursion vessels, and other waterborne craft on the oceans, the Great Lakes, rivers, canals, harbors, and other waterways. They are responsible for transporting cargo and passengers during peace time. The Merchant Marines are an auxiliary to the Navy, but not a uniformed service, except in times of war when they are considered military personnel and can be called upon to deliver troops and supplies for the military. These unique jobs and lifestyles that our children have chosen for a short while or for a life time are not for everybody. But most can understand the lure of being a part of something both big and dynamic. We look forward to each veteran bringing what they’ve gleaned and experienced back to our hometowns.

POOL LEAGUE NEWS right direction in time to shoot a great match with the Stixtuit team in Chesaw. The top six teams are right where they should be after the second week of games. Lew’s Brew Crew was in first place and dropped to third last week. Dirty Ernie’s went from third to first and there are only six games separating the top six teams. At the other end of the scale, it looks to be a real shoot-out for last place. You go girls! Oh, Harold, congrats on your eight-ball break. We do play tonight, Have Happy Turkey Day, and Play Pool!

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surfing on the TV…and coming up empty handed. More and more RV’s heading for the warmer climates, as winter seems here to stay. Surrounding mountains are kinda white, but what little snow fell in the valley has disappeared. School board still needs another board member. It’s a ……… job, but somebody has got to do it. Thanks again to the Lawson’s and Dal Wilder and their friends from across the border for playing music at the Senior Center, honoring the November birthdays. So soon it will be Christmas… and then a New Year and away we go again. Congratulations to Aileen Loney for having reached her 90th birthday, which will be celebrated at the Pentecostal Church in the afternoon of the 24th.

The North Okanogan Valley Pool League is off to its usual running start. Everyone is getting where and when they should and score sheets are getting turned in to Jan’s satisfaction (That’s always a good thing). We heard one of the Plaza teams was a little confused the first week but his fellow players got Jose headed in the



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Save the earth…it’s the only planet with chocolate! Was sorry to learn of the health issues of Randy McAllister, Oroville minister at the “Country Church”…reports were that he had symptoms of a stroke, and was taken either to Wenatchee or Spokane hospital. Hopefully he is getting the care he needs, wherever he is, and the community is very saddened by his illness, and of course, wishing for a speedy recovery for him. The Garden Club ladies were busily making Christmas wreaths last week for the bazaar sale, using all kinds of limbs and twigs etc. Clever ladies, that bunch and they help out in several areas doing landscaping, pulling weeds etc. for beautification projects around town. A deck of cards and good friends can surely make an evening whiz by. Sure beats channel

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community bulletin board Closure Notice OKANOGAN – In observance of Thanksgiving, Okanogan County Central Landfill, Recycle Center and the Household Hazardous Waste Facility will be closed Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 22, 23 and 24. This also includes the transfer stations at Bridgeport Bar, Ellisforde and Twisp. Normal operation hours will resume on Tuesday, Nov. 27.

Thanksgiving Closure at Oroville City Hall OROVILLE - Oroville City Hall will be closed at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 11 and all day Thursday and Friday. Thursday and Friday garbage service will be on Wednesday, Nov. 21.

Oroville School Board OROVILLE - The Oroville School Board meets on the last Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the School Director’s Board Room at the District

Free Thanksgiving Dinner in Chesaw By Marianne Knight Highlands Correspondent

The Chesaw Community Bible Church will sponsor a Turkey Dinner to anyone who would like to join us on Thanksgiving at the

Protect your personal property from theft by Audra Fuller Tonasket Police Department

Theft is a crime of Opportunity and Need. In other words, if a thief has a need and you allow the opportunity... To protect your property from theft: 1. Lock it up! This point cannot be emphasized enough. The greatest deterrent for a thief is to attempt

Office. The next meeting is Monday, Nov. 26. For more information or to get on the agenda call (509) 476-2181.

Tonasket School Board TONASKET - The Tonasket School Board meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. The next meeting is Monday, Nov. 26. in the School Director’s Board Room at the District Office. For more information or to get on the agenda call (509) 486-2126.

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

HILLTOP COMMENTS Chesaw Community Building on Thursday, Nov. 22. There is not a charge for the dinner, just come and enjoy the friendship and the food.The dinner will be Turkey and all the trimmings,

TONASKET COPS CORNER to break into a locked vehicle or house. Their goal is fast in, fast out. Locks prevent this first goal from taking place. 2. Don’t leave your items visible. Leaving your purse, wallet or computer items in the car where anyone can look in and see them is a huge draw for would-be thieves. Put items in a trunk, under a blan-

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

Library Book Sale TONASKET – The semi annual Tonasket Library Book Sale is Thursday, Nov. 29 (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.); Friday, Nov. 30 (9 a.m. to 7 p.m.); and Saturday, Dec. 1 (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.). The book sale is in the city council room. The proceeds go to fund Tonasket Library needs. On Friday, Nov. 30, during Winter Fest, the library will be open and will be having story time with craft activities. The times are 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. with Miss Omak Stampede Breanna Howell. One story will be “Cowpie Corgi” by Randi Yocum. Crafts are snowman measuring sticks, snowman bags or blue snowflake ornaments. For more information call the library at (509) 4862366.

Christmas Bazaar TONASKET - The Tonasket Garden Club and the Civic League are the sponsors for the Christmas Bazaar. The Bazaar will be held at the Tonasket Elementary School on Nov. 30 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. including home made desserts. Again, last week, there were 37 in attendance for the Pinochle games at the Molson Grange. The High scores were Ken Ripley and Mary Louise Loe with the Low scores going to Everett Turner and Cleta Adams. No one won the Traveling Award. Please come and enjoy the free Thanksgiving Day Dinner with us in Chesaw. ket, take them out of your vehicle, use the glove box, etc. 3. Install lighting, motion lights and/or permanent lights. Thieves will choose an area, house or vehicle where in which they can stay hidden if possible. Having a bright light turn on when a thief gets to their proposed site is a nice deterrent. 4. People do literally leave their keys in their vehicles. It shouldn’t take more than just mentioning this to make the point: do not do this, ever. Be safe, take care to lock your possessions and always feel free to ask a police officer if in doubt.

and on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Garden Club will be serving food and will have free gift wrapping. Reserve your table now by calling Lola Burton at 486-1024 or Nancy Inlow at 486-2207.

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.

Benefit Dinner and Auction OROVILLE - A spaghetti dinner and auction will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1 at the Oroville Eagles for Harrel Rounds. Dinner and happy hour will begin at 5 p.m. A band will follow the auction.


Seniors: Superintendent (3.75-3.99) Michael Ripley 3.83 and Breanna Ervin 3.78 Principal (3.50-3.74) Emily Tietje 3.74, Tosca Pickering 3.60, Connor Hughes 3.54 and Tomas Ednie 3.50 Merit (3.49-3.00) Enrique Martinez 3.42, Kelsey Stell 3.34, Cassandra Orlando 3.30, Christian Oliver 3.28; Scotty Frazier 3.25; Dayna Roley 3.21, Briana Moralez 3.20; Sarai Garfias 3.16, Gill Ildelfonso 3.16, Celene Cisneros 3.14, Tyler Vonderhaar 3.08 and Eric Herrera 3.06

Juniors: 4.0: Kaylee Foster and Nathan McAllister Superintendent (3.75-3.99) Meagan Moralez 3.88, Jacob Scott 3.80, Marie Cruspero 3.78, Sierra Speiker 3.78 Principal (3.50-3.74) Michael Ortiz-Camacho 3.68, Ruben Renfro 3.61, Shelby Scott 3.56, Ashley Marcolin 3.54 and Kaitlyn Grunst 3.50 Merit (3.49-3.00) Brittany Jewett 3.38, Madeline Coffelt-Richardson 3.34, Angela Nelson 3.28, Gabriela Capote 3.258, Stephany Cisneros 3.28, Connelly Quick 3.21, Abraham Capote 3.11,

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Sophomores: Superintendent (3.75-3.99) Leonardo Curiel 3.95, Serina Finley 3.88, Nahum Garfias 3.83 and Kyle Scott 3.80 Principal (3.50-3.74) Brian Wise 3.71, Kali Peters 3.61 and Bethany Roley 3.51 Merit (3.49-3.00) Lily Hilderbrand 3.46, Ricky Mathis 3.45, Jessica Galvan 3.28, Dustin Nigg 3.26, Kylee Davis 3.12 and Lane Tietje 3.01.

Freshman: Superintendent (3.75-3.99) Samantha Walimaki 3.95, Riley Davidson 3.91, Faith Martin 3.81, Ellamae Burnell 3.78, Emmanual Castrejon 3.78 and Emily Finsen 3.78 Principal (3.50-3.74) Tea Cheney 3.56 Merit (3.49-3.00) Kayla Mathis 3.40, Wendy Barrera 3.38, Javier Castillo 3.38, Mikayla Scott 3.35, Scott Hartvig 3.33, Blaine Weaver 3.22, Logan Mills 3.14, Kaylha Blanchard 3.06 and Dakota Haney 3.00

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 and are enrolled for winter quarter. Forms are on the website at www.orovilledol- Deadline date is Dec. 7. For more information call Glenna Hauenstein at (509) 476-2416.

PTO Holiday Bazaar OROVILLE Oroville Elementary School PTO will continue the long-standing tradition by hosting Oroville’s 2012 Community Holiday Bazaar in the school gym Friday, Dec. 7 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Celebrate the season and bring your children to visit Santa. Call Susan at 476-2427 for vendor information. Top quality goods and originality are preferred plus the booth fee will benefit students through our local PTO.

Kids Christmas Party TONASKET – The Kids Christmas Party sponsored by the Tonasket Aeries #3002 will be held Saturday, Dec. 15 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Tonasket High School Commons.



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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 IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR OKANOGAN COUNTY NOTICE TO CREDITORS NO. 12-4-00069-6 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 Summary of Ordinance #716 An ordinance of the City of Tonasket, Washington, fixing the amount to be raised by Ad-Valorem Taxes upon all taxable property, both real and personal, within the City of Tonasket for the year 2013 for the Current Expense and City Street Funds. For a complete copy of this ordinance contact city hall, 509-486-2132, Tonasket, WA 98855. Alice J. Attwood, Clerk-Treasurer Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on Nov. 22, 2012.#439738 Notice of Determination of Nonsignificance under SEPA Official Date of Notice: November 22, 2012 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that David and Rose Hannah of Tonasket, Washington has requested a pre-application threshold determination in accordance with WAC 197-11-055(4)(a) and will apply for



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Adopted Election Resolution Notice A poll-site election for a board seat on the Okanogan Conservation District will be held on February 7, 2013 at USDA Service Center, 1251 2nd Avenue South, Okanogan, WA 98840. Polls will open at 11:30 AM and Close at 3:30 PM. Registered voters who reside within the Conservation District boundary are eligible to vote. Candidates must be registered voters residing in the conservation district, and may be required to own land or operate a farm. The candidate filing deadline is January 10, 2013 at 4:00 PM. Election procedures are available at the district office. Absentee ballots are available upon request for eligible voters, but must be requested on or before 4:00 PM on January 15, 2013. Please contact the District office at 1251 2nd Ave South, Room 102, Okanogan, WA 98840, (509) 422-0855 for absentee ballots or if you have any questions. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on Nov. 22 and 29, 2012.#439745


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Expenditures 2013 Ending balance $20,000 Administration and other services $24,000 Salaries and other wages $0.00 Personnel benefits $2,500 Supplies $27,000 Other services and charges $30,000 Capital outlays $63,000 Total Expenditures $166,500 Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on Nov. 15 and 22, 2012.#438459 Appointment Announcement A board seat on the Okanogan Conservation District is available for appointment by the Washington State Conservation Commission. Conservation district board supervisors are public officials who serve without compensation and set policy and direction for the conservation district. An applicant must be a registered voter, and may be required to own land or operate a farm. For more information, or to obtain an application form, please contact the Okanogan Conservation District or visit the Conservation Commission website at Applications must be received by the Conservation Commission no later than March 31, 2013. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on Nov. 22 and 29, 2012.#439749 NOTICE OF EQUALIZATION OF ASSESSMENT ROLL OF THE OROVILLE-TONASKET IRRIGATION DISTRICT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Assessment Roll for the year 2013 has been prepared by the Secretary and that the Directors of the OrovilleTonasket Irrigation District will meet as a Board of Equalization at the district office located at 516 Eleventh Street, Oroville, Washington, on December 13, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. for the purpose of equalizing said District’s 2013 Assessment Roll. Said Assessment Roll is available for review at the District Office until equalize by the Board of Directors on December 13, 2013. Tom W. Scott, Secretary/Manager Oroville-Tonasket Irrigation District Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on Nov. 22, 2012.#438949 IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR OKANOGAN COUNTY SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION NO. 12-4-00072-6

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Public Notices routine building and grading permits with the City of Tonasket. Project Description: Construct a 40’x 90’ truck shop building and related site and grade improvements. Project Location: 31 Havillah Road, Tonasket, Washington. Also known as Lot 2 of Fancher Short Plat, Okanogan County. The City of Tonasket Building & Permits Department who is the lead agency for this proposal, has determined that it does not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment. An environmental impact statement (EIS) is not required under RCW 43.21C.030(2)(c). This decision was made after review of a completed environmental checklist and other information on file with the lead agency. This information is available to the public on request. This DNS is issued under 197-11-340(2); the lead agency will not act on this proposal until after December 5, 2012. The complete application, related drawings and documentation is available for inspection and/or copies may be obtained by purchase or electronically by request at the City of Tonasket Clerk’s Office during normal business hours. Any person desiring to express their views on this proposal or attain party of record status and be notified of any subsequent record decisions on this application must notify in writing Christian Johnson, Permit Administrator, Box 487, Tonasket WA 98855 or Written comments on the proposal must be filed no later than 3:00 p.m. December 5, 2012. Issued this date: November 15, 2012 Christian D. Johnson, Permit Administrator Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on Nov. 22, 2012.#439712 Public Notice City of Oroville The Oroville Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at its regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 in the City Council Chambers beginning at 5:00 pm to consider a proposed zoning text amendment to Title 17 of the Oroville Municipal Code adding a new Section 17.12.075 providing that no use that is illegal under local, state or federal law shall be allowed in any zone of the city, and specifying the amendment application to medical marijuana dispensaries and collective gardens. Additional information for this hearing is available from Community Development Director Chris Branch at 509-560-3535. Persons with special needs, including access and language assistance, should call JoAnn Denney at City Hall at 509-476-2926 ext. 13 to make arrangements for accommodations at the hearing. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on Nov. 22 and 29, 2012.#439725

Notice of Trustee Sale Trustee Sale # 12-46812 Loan # 1006825224 Title # 120067677-WAGNO APN: #: 7500210001 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE PURSUANT TO THE REVISED CODE OF WASHINGTON CHAPTER 61.24 ET. SEQ. I. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, Old Republic National Title Insurance Company, 2201 6th Avenue, Suite 1110, Seattle, WA 98121, Trustee will on 12/21/2012 at 10:00 AM at At the main entrance to the Superior Courthouse, 149 Third North, Okanogan, Washington sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable, in the form of cash, or cashier’s check or certified checks from federally or State chartered banks, at the time of sale, the following described real property, situated in the County of Okanogan, State of Washington, to-wit: That portion of Lot 21 of the Plat of Sunshine Orchard Tracts, as per plat thereof recorded in Volume “B” of Plats, page 30, records of Auditor of Okanogan County, Washington, described as follows: Beginning at a point on the Southeasterly line of said Lot 21, 360 feet Northeasterly from the most Southerly corner thereof; Thence Southwesterly along said Southeasterly line 360 feet; Thence North along the West line 432 feet; Thence Southeasterly 245 feet, more or less to the point of beginning. EXCEPT that portion thereof conveyed to the State of Washington by deed recorded in Volume 174 of Deeds, page 20 for road. Commonly known as: 1929 OLD HIGHWAY 97 OKANOGAN,

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Washington 98840-000 APN: 7500210001 which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated 3/27/2006, recorded 4/6/2006, under Auditor’s File No. 3101625, in Book --, Page -- records of Okanogan County, Washington, from WESLEY F. ANDERSON AND RAQUELL K. PALAGI, HUSBAND AND WIFE, as Grantor(s), to FIRST AMERICAN TITLE, as Trustee, to secure an obligation in favor of AMERIPATH MORTGAGE CORPORATION, as Beneficiary, the beneficial interest in which was assigned to to Wells Fargo Bank N.A., as Trustee, for Carrington Mortage Loan Trust, Series 2006NC2 Asset-Backed Pass-Through Certificates, records of Okanogan County, Washington. II. No action commenced by the Beneficiary of the Deed of Trust or the Beneficiary’s successor is now pending to seek satisfaction of the obligation in any Court by reason of the Borrower’s or Grantor’s default on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust/Mortgage. III. The default(s) for which this foreclosure is made is/are as follows: PAYMENT INFORMATION FROM 3/1/2010 THRU 8/15/2012 NO.PMT 34 AMOUNT $521.73 TOTAL $17,738.82 LATE CHARGE INFORMATION FROM 3/1/2010 THRU 8/15/2012 NO. LATE CHARGES 34 TOTAL $886.72 ESTIMATED FORECLOSURE FEES AND COSTS DESCRIPTION TOTAL Mailings $42.21 NOD Service Fee $50.00 Posting of Notice of Sale $50.00 Publication of Notice of Sale $2,000.00 Record Notice of Sale $45.00 Record Substitution of Trustee $17.00 T.S.G. Fee $475.00 Trustee’s Fees $675.00 ADJUSTMENTS DESCRIPTION TOTAL ADVANCES/ESCROW $3,974.40 EXPENSE ADV $511.58 Corporate Advance $3,115.71 Interest on Adjustments PROMISSORY NOTE INFORMATION Note Dated: 3/27/2006 Note Amount: $71,250.00 Interest Paid To: 2/1/2010 Next Due Date: 3/1/2010 TOTAL DUES AS OF 8/15/2012 $29,625.41 IV. The sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust is: The principal sum of $78,751.10, together with interest as provided in the Note from 3/1/2010, and such other costs and fees as are due under the note or other instrument secured, and as are provided by statute. V. The above described real property will be sold to satisfy the expense of sale and the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust as provided by statute. Said sale will be made without warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances on 12/21/2012. The default(s) referred to in Paragraph III must be cured by 12/10/2012, (11 days before the sale date) to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if at any time on or before 12/10/2012 (11 days before the sale date) the default as set forth in Paragraph III is/are cured and the Trustee’s fees and costs are paid. Payment must be in cash or with cashier’s or certified checks from a State or federally chartered bank. The sale may be terminated any time after 12/10/2012 (11 days before the sale date) and before the sale, by the Borrower or Grantor or the Grantor’s successor in interest or the holder of any recorded junior lien or encumbrance by paying the entire principal and interest secured by the Deed of Trust, plus costs, fees, and advances, if any, made pursuant to the terms of the obligation and/or Deed of Trust, and curing all other defaults. VI. A written Notice of Default was transmitted by the Beneficiary or Trustee to the Borrower and Grantor at the following address(es): NAME WESLEY F. ANDERSON 1929 OLD HIGHWAY 97 OKANOGAN, WA 98840 RAQUELL K. PALAGI 1929 OLD HIGHWAY 97 OKANOGAN, WA 98840 Occupants/Tenants 1929 OLD HIGHWAY 97 OKANOGAN, Washington 98840-000 by both first class and certified mail on 5/25/2012, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and the Borrower and Grantor were personally servied, if applicable, with said written Notice of Default or the written Notice of Default was posted in a conspicuous place on the real property described in Paragraph I above, and the Trustee has possession of proof of such service or posting. VII. The Trustee whose name and address are set forth below will provide in writing to anyone requesting it, a statement of all costs and fees due at any time prior to the sale. VIII. The effect of the sale will be to deprive the Grantor and all those who hold by,

through or under the Grantor of all their interest in the above-described property. IX. Anyone having any objections to this 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. X. NOTICE TO OCCUPANTS OR TENANTS - The purchaser at the Trustee’s Sale is entitled to possession of the property on the 20th day following the sale, as against the Grantor under the deed of trust (the owner) and anyone having an interest junior to the deed of trust, including occupants and tenants. After the 20th day following the sale the purchaser has the right to evict occupants and tenants by summary proceedings under the Unlawful Detainer Act, Chapter 59.12 RCW. For tenant-occupied property, the purchaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with RCW 61.24.060. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Dated: 8/15/2012 OLD REPUBLIC NATIONAL TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY, as Successor Trustee Cynthia Van Patten, Assistant Secretary For additional information or service you may contact: Old Republic National Title Insurance Company 2201 6th Avenue, Ste 1110 Seattle, WA 98121 (866) 263-5802 Automated Sales Line (714) 573-1965 or visit: P976343 Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on Nov. 22 and Dec. 13, 2012.#438138 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 STATE OF WASHINGTON OKANOGAN COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT NOTICE & SUMMONS OF FORECLOSURE OF IRRIGATION DISTRICT ASSESSMENT LIENS NO. 12-2-00581-0 OROVILLE-TONASKET IRRIGATION DISTRICT, a quasi-municipal corporation, Plaintiff, vs. LINDA TEPLEY-KEAN, as her separate estate; DAN BARGE and JEANIE J. PECK-BARGE, husband and wife; and LINDA GANN, presumptively subject to the community interest of his/her spouse, if married; ALL OWNERS; REPUTED OWNERS; LIEN HOLDERS; AND PERSONS HOLDING ANY INTEREST in and to the real property described herein or any portion thereof, and all UNKNOWN PERSONS having or claiming any right, title or interest in or to the described real property or to any portion thereof, in accordance with the assessment rolls of Oroville-Tonasket Irrigation District,

Defendants. THE STATE OF WASHINGTON TO: ALL PERSONS NAMED ABOVE as Owners, Reputed Owners and/or Lien Holders of the real property described in EXHIBIT A or any portion thereof, all Persons holding any interest in and to such property, and all Unknown Persons having or claiming any right, title or interest in or to the described real property or to any portion thereof, Defendants: YOU AND EACH OF YOU are hereby notified as follows: 1. A lawsuit has been started in the above-entitled Superior Court by Oroville-Tonasket Irrigation District (OTID) to foreclose real property irrigation assessment liens against the following real property described in “EXHIBIT A” attached hereto for delinquent assessments, interest and all costs; including but not limited to attorney fees, title search, filing fees, preparing Certificates of Delinquency, publication costs and costs of foreclosure. 2. OTID Treasurer issued Certificates of Delinquency on September 26, 2012 and mailed the same by Certified Mail in accordance with RCW 87.06 et. Seq. The records of OTID indicate that you own or have an interest in the real property described in the Certificates of Delinquency and described in EXHIBIT A. 3. In order to defend against this tax foreclosure lawsuit, you must appear and defend within sixty (60) days after service of this Notice and Summons, excluding day of service, and when service is made by publication you must appear within 60 days after the date of first publication or pay to the OTID Treasurer the total amount due as of September 24, 2012, plus interest and costs including but not limited to costs of title search, filing fees, costs of Lis Pendens, allocation of publication costs, and costs of preparing the Certificates of Delinquency and attorney fees. Please include your parcel number and account number for the real property you own, or in which you may have an interest, in your written answer, notice of appearance or any other written response you make to this lawsuit. Copies of all pleadings must be filed with the above-entitled court and served on OTID’s attorney by serving at the address stated below. 4. If you fail to appear and defend this lawsuit within sixty (60) days or to pay the full amount due to the OTID Treasurer including interest, and all costs specified herein, then a default judgment will be entered foreclosing the lien against your real property. A default judgment entitles OTID to a judgment foreclosing the real property assessment lien because you have not responded to this lawsuit. If you serve a notice of appearance on the Attorney at the address stated below, then you are entitled to notice before a default judgment may be entered. 5. If a judgment is entered against the real property, either by default or after a court hearing, the real property will be sold at a public auction by the OTID Treasurer. The public auction will be held on the front steps of the Okanogan County Courthouse, 149 North 3rd Avenue, Okanogan, Washington, at 10:00 a.m., on Friday, February 1, 2013. 6. IMPORTANT REDEMPTION RIGHTS: You may redeem the real property and avoid the real property being sold at public auction by making payment in full of all assessments, interest, and all costs, including attorney fees as set forth above prior to the day of public auction. Interest and costs will continue to accrue on delinquent assessments until paid in full. Partial payments will not be accepted. All payments must be in the form of cash, cashiers check, or money order. Your right to redeem the real property will expire at 4:30 p.m. on the day before the public auction. OTID Treasurer’s Office is located at 516 11th, Oroville, Washington, (509) 476-3696, extension 3, for payment of the full payment required. 7. If you wish to seek the advice of an attorney in this matter, you should do so promptly so that your written response, if any, may be served on time. DATED this 15th day of November 2012. LAW OFFICE OF RICHARD B. PRICE, P.S., INC. /s/: Richard B. Price, WSBA #3203 Attorney for Plaintiff OTID Court Clerk’s Address: Okanogan County Superior Court Clerk 149 North 3rd Avenue

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PO Box 72 Okanogan, WA 98840 Attorney’s Address: Law Office of Richard B. Price 435 Maple Street PO Box 1687 Omak, WA 98841 (509) 826-5110 EXHIBIT A NO. 12-2-00581-0 OROVILLE-TONASKET IRRIGATION DISTRICT, a quasi-municipal corporation, Plaintiff, vs. LINDA TEPLEY-KEAN, as her separate estate; DAN BARGE and JEANIE J. PECK-BARGE, husband and wife; and LINDA GANN, presumptively subject to the community interest of his/her spouse, if married; ALL OWNERS; REPUTED OWNERS; LIEN HOLDERS; AND PERSONS HOLDING ANY INTEREST in and to the real property described herein or any portion thereof, and all UNKNOWN PERSONS having or claiming any right, title or interest in or to the described real property or to any portion thereof, in accordance with the assessment rolls of Oroville-Tonasket Irrigation District, Defendants. LIST OF REAL PROPERTY SUBJECT TO FORECLOSURE FOR DELINQUENT ASSESSMENTS: Parcel No.: 3727290031 Account No.: 2079.0 Legal Description: That part of the West half of the Northeast quarter of the Northeast quarter of Section 29, Township 37 North, Range 27 East, W.M. described as follows: Beginning at a point on the East line of the presently existing County Road 221 feet Southerly from the intersection of said East line with the section line between Sections 20 and 29; Thence North 89°59; East 475 feet to the center line of the Oroville-Tonasket Irrigation District right of way; Thence South 33°24’ West 244 feet; Thence South 77°49’ West 355 feet; Thence North 0°32’ East 120 feet to the East line of said county road; Thence Northerly along the East line of said County Road to the point of beginning. Situate in the County of Okanogan, State of Washington. Street Address: 72 Clarkson Mill Road, Tonasket, WA 98855 Vested Owner: LINDA TEPLEYKEAN, as her separate estate, 8155 April Drive, Flagstaff, AZ 85004 Years of Which Certificate Issued: 2010 through 2012 Assessments Due*: $727.01 Interest (per day) $6.66/month _____________________________ Parcel No.: 3727300045 Account No.: 2194.0 Legal Description: The North 206.20 feet of Government Lot 7, Section 29, Township 37 North, Range 27 East, W.M., lying West of Okanogan County Road No. 9437. Also the North 206.20 feet of the east 33.15 feet of the Southeast quarter of the Northeast quarter of Section 30, Township 37 North, Range 27 East, W.M. Situate in the County of Okanogan, State of Washington. Street Address: 305 Highway 7, Tonasket WA 98855 Vested Owner: DAN BARGE, and JEANIE J. PECK-BARGE, husband and wife, 305 Highway 7, Tonasket, WA 98855 Years of Which Certificate Issued: 2010 THROUGH 2012 Assessments Due*: $866.06 Interest (per day) $7.99/month _____________________________ Parcel No.: 2470170004 Account No.: 1138.0 Legal Description: A tract of land located in Tract 17 of Fruit Acres, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Volume D of Plats, page 10, records of the Auditor of Okanogan County, Washington, described as follows: Commencing at a point 60 feet Northeasterly from the Southeast corner of Tract 17 and being on the Southeast boundary thereof; Thence run Northeasterly along the Southeasterly boundary a distance of 55 feet; Thence turn an angle of 90 degrees to the left and run to the Southwesterly boundary of said Tract 17; Thence run Southwesterly along the Northwesterly boundary a distance of 55 feet; Then run Southeasterly to the point of beginning. Situate in the County of Okanogan, State of Washington. Street Address: 210 S. Locust Way, Tonasket, WA 98855 Vested Owner: LINDA GANN, presumptively subject to the community

interest of her spouse, if married. 210 Locust Way, Tonasket, WA 98855 Years of Which Certificate Issued: 2010 through 2012 Assessments Due*: 651.93 Interest (per day) $5.94/month * Plus all costs as set forth in the Application for Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale of Real Property filed with the Court in the aboveentitled action. DATED this 15th day of November 2012 LAW OFFICE OF RICHARD B. PRICE, P.S., INC. /s/: Richard B. Price, WSBA# 3203 Attorney for Plaintiff OTID Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on Nov. 22, 2012.#439050 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 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 11.42.050 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. 12-4-062070 SEA Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on Nov. 15, 22 and 29, 2012.#438251



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Cross Country: Sierra Speiker, state champ Cross Country: Team 7th at State Football: State Qualifier

Oroville’s cross country team at the state meet starting gun

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CHURCH GUIDE Tonasket Community Church UCC Tonasket Community Church 24 East 4th St.

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Friday,November 30, 4pm-8pm Saturday, Dec. 1 - 9am-3pm. Lunch served 11am-2pm. 9am will get you a cinnamon roll.

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Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

Apple Pie Sale Thank you to everyone who helped make the pies and to those who purchased pies this year. The sale was an overwhelming success due to the generosity of this community. From the proceeds of the sale, our Church was able make a donation of $400 to the Oroville Food Bank. This would not have been possible without the support of so many, and we are grateful to everyone who helped make this year’s sale a success.

OROVILLE Oroville Community Bible Fellowship

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

Faith Lutheran Church

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

Immaculate Conception Parish

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

PC of G Bible Faith Family Church

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

Oroville United Methodist

908 Fir, Oroville • 476-2681 Sunday Worship: 9 a.m. Rev. Leon Alden

Valley Christian Fellowship

Pastor Randy McAllister 142 East Oroville Rd. • 476-2028 • Sunday School (Adult & Teens) 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship 11 a.m.• Sun. Evening Worship 6 p.m. Sunday School & Children’s Church K-6 9:45 to 1:00 p.m. Open to Community! Located at Kid City 142 East Oroville • Wednesday Evening Worship 7 p.m.

Trinity Episcopal

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

Church of Christ

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

Seventh-Day Adventist

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

Oroville Free Methodist

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

LOOMIS Loomis Community Church

Main Street in Loomis 9:45 a.m. Sunday School • 11 a.m. Worship Service Call for other events information • 509-223-3542 Pastor Vern Fenton


Chesaw Community Bible Church

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

MOLSON Community Christian Fellowship

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

RIVERSIDE Riverside Lighthouse - Assembly of God

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

TONASKET Holy Rosary Parish

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

Immanuel Lutheran Church

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

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God--not by works, so that no one can boast.” -Eph. 2:8-9

“To every generation.” Celebrating 100 years 1905-2005

Crossroads Meeting Place Tonasket Foursquare Church

415-A S. Whitcomb Ave. • Pastor George Conkle Sunday: 10 a.m. (509) 486-2000 • cell: (509) 429-1663

Tonasket Community UCC

24 E. 4th, Tonasket • 486-2181

“A biblically based, thoughtful group of Christian People”

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

Superior Court Criminal The court found probable cause to charge Joseph Rowe, 60, with possession with intent to manufacture marijuana. He received six months confinement. The court found probable cause to charge Robert James Long, 27, with possession of a stolen motor vehicle. He received four months. The court found probable cause to charge Joshua Pool, 29, with attempted child molestation. He received 11 months. The court found probable cause to charge Geoffrey Renfro, 18, with second degree burglary, third degree malicious mischief, theft of a motor vehicle, first degree malicious mischief and third degree theft. He received seven years and five months confinement.

District Court Garrett Bruce, 44, Omak charged with two counts of DWLS first and DWLS third. He received 270 days confinement and $1,600 fine. Frank Buckner, 33, Omak charged with theft third. He received 364 days and a $768 fine. Alvin Byers, 85, Oroville charged with hit-and-run and DWLS third. He received 270 days and a $368 fine. Thomas Cohen, 32, Omak, charged with DWLS second received 180 days and a $1,058 fine.

911 Calls and Jail Bookings Monday, November 12: On Mill Dr., a man was shoveling snow when a neighbor came by


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and FTA. Alan Price, 39, booked for FTA and two counts theft third. Seth Million, 21, booked for theft third, malicious mischief third and criminal trespass second. Friday, November 16: Blake Lannoy, 27, booked for FTA and assault fourth. Steven Pendley, 22, booked for possession of stolen property second, trafficking stolen property, unlawful firearm possession, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Walter Dodson, 21, booked for assault fourth. Robert Richardson, 32, booked for document detainer, FTA and three counts of assault fourth. Beverly Jensen, 61, booked for vehicular homicide. Onesimo Cruz, 20, booked for FTA, theft second, and failure to transfer title papers. Justin Friedlander, 25, booked for document detainer. Christopher Harmen, 28, booked for giving a false statement. Kai Marcellay, 30, booked for disorderly conduct. Saturday, November 17: Leroy Zacherle, 43, booked for DUI and DWLS second. Efrain Rivera, 49, booked for assault fourth. Sunday, November 18: Aaron George, 24, booked for DUI and DWLS. Juan Escalara, 32, booked for DUI and DWLS third. Enver Figueroa, 22, booked for DUI. Brandon Herz, 26, booked for assault fourth. Silverio Lopez, 22, booked for assault fourth. Fidel Roses, 47, booked for DUI.



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and said he was going to cause him bodily harm. The neighbor’s son flipped him off as they drove by. Leroy Zacherle, 43, booked for FTA and DUI. Billy Anderson, 44, booked for FTA. Tuesday, November 13: Joseph Foreman, 21, booked for POCS. Alicia Schade, 30, booked for POCS. Daniel Harrett, 23, booked for assault fourth and possession of drug paraphernalia. Steven Poff, 31, booked for FTA and theft third. Neal Mix, 27, booked for assault first, unlawful possession of firearm, attempting to elude and assault. Wednesday, November 14: Jimmy Harmes, 48, booked for assault fourth and malicious mischief. John Wilson, 27, booked for DUI. Daryl Mccraigie, 29, booked for DUI. Charles Bagby, 58, booked for POCS. Adan Gomez, 18, booked for TWVWOP. Jesus Martinez, 29, booked for two counts DWLS third, POCS, possession of drug paraphernalia, and three counts reckless driving. Thursday, November 15: David Fitzgerald, 54, booked for FTA and DWLS third. Shelley Williams, 44, booked for DWLS second, DWLS third and DUI. Robert Atkins, 21, booked for FTA, felony harassment, and two counts assault fourth. Michael Dennis, 26, booked for DUI. James Mengle, 44, booked for FTA and DUI. Brandon Johnson, 23, booked for DUI. Joseph Ortega, 32, booked for DWLS. John Jenkins, 57, booked for DUI


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