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Reps. Kretz and Short won’t seek Morton’s senate seat


Seventh District Republicans to choose candidates, commissioners will make final decision BY GARY A. DEVON MANAGING EDITOR

OLYMPIA – Seventh District Representatives Joel Kretz and Shelly Short Rep. Joel Kretz say they won’t be vying for the Senate seat being vacated by Bob Morton as of the first of the new year. After 22 years in the Washington State Senate, Morton said he would be calling it quits. It will now be up to the Republican precinct committee officers within the legislative district to chose three candidates. These will be put before the 15 county commissioners within the large rural district to pick Morton’s successor. “Naturally they’re going to approach the two Republican representatives in the district to see if they want to stand for the job,” said Shelly Short, who announced Thursday afternoon she would not put her name up. “Of course they asked Joel (Wauconda, Wash.) first as he is the senior representative, but he has already said he wants to remain where he’s at,” said Short. “He told me if he was reelected to a leadership role he’d decline, and he was unanimously reelected to the leadership. “So we’ll have a brand new person in that position.” Short, from Addy, Wash., said she was being encouraged by several friends and colleagues to make the move, but she decided to stay in the House because she is the ranking Republican on the Environment Committee and Assistant ranking Republican on the Energy Committee. Short said she feels both committees are very important to the Seventh

Above, Emma Alexander, Ariana Perez, Phoenix Willging, Anajah Braggs, and Sheyann LaBelle rehearse for their production of “A Christmas Cinderella,” scheduled to run at the Community Cultural Center of Tonasket. Performances will be Saturday, Dec. 15, at 6:00 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 16 at 4:00 p.m.; and Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 16-17, at 1:00 p.m. in a pair of weekday matinees. Admission is $2.00 or a non-perishable food item to donate to the Tonasket Food Bank. Right, Diana Luca Brown directs her charges during a rehearsal for “A Christmas Cinderella,” set to run at the CCC Dec. 15-18.

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Oroville airport out of gas January council meeting moved to Wednesday BY GARY A. DEVON MANAGING EDITOR

OROVILLE – Oroville’s out of gas Oroville’s Dorothy Scott Airport, that is - and the city doesn’t know when it will be able to rectify the situation because of the high price of delivery and the money not being in the 2012 budget. Steve Johnston, the airport services manager, brought up the subject at the council’s Tuesday, Dec. 4 meeting. “Yesterday afternoon a helicopter came in to land. He needed fuel and we were out... he got enough to get to Omak, where he’ll spend the night, probably eat a meal and spend some money. Money that we could use right here,” said Johnston. “The fuel thing is a complicated mess, Rod (Noel) has been working on it for three weeks, there’s no way to win,” said Mayor Chuck Spieth. City Clerk Kathy Jones said the city won’t have the money to pay $25,000 for a load of gas to be delivered until after the first of the year.

“We can’t afford the freight if we buy today,” said Jones. Johnston said the city should consider changing the city ordinance in order to let it adjust the price of gas, similar to what local gas stations do, in order to help meet rising costs. “People will buy it here even if it’s 10 cents a gallon more... people just won’t burn the fuel to go to Omak for that little difference,” said Johnston. “If we raised the price then the locals would probably complain, said Noel, the superintendent of public works. Noel explained that the city tries to maintain the price based on the cost of the load, freight and taxes, plus an additional 50 cents a gallon. He said that he wasn’t sure the city was allowed to run the service like a private for-profit gas station. By maintaining the same price until what’s on hand is gone the city finds it harder to buy the next load when prices go up. However, when the price goes down, then there may be more money available when it’s time to replenish the supply, according to Noel. “In the past it has worked to our advantage... this is the first time in six years where we find ourselves in this situation. “I’m not sure how we’d get away with


what the gas stations do. I’m not sure how they’re able to change the price when they haven’t taken in any more fuel,” said Noel The city sells an average of 10,000 gallons of fuel a year at the airport and has storage capacity for 7000 in their tank. “We pay the same freight for a truck whether they’re delivering 6,000 gallons or 2,000 gallons,” Noel said. “In the past we have split the freight with other airports. We were working with Okanogan but they found out they can’t afford a shipment until after the first of the year.” According to Noel, the cost for Oroville to buy 5,000 gallons is roughly $25,000 and because of the time of year the city would basically “sit on it for three months until April” when demand picks up with the better weather. “We’d also lose the interest on the $25,000,” said Councilman Tony Koepke. Johnston said the city had some unique problems because it was “at the end of the line,” because of its proximity to the Canadian border. He also said that having the U.S. Customs at the airport meant most who stop to report to Customs also fuel up.


Ray Campbell wins county seat

triggering the manual recount. Now that it is official, Campbell will join fellow Republicans Jim Detro, in Position 3 and OKANOGAN – It looks like Ray L. recently elected Sheilah Kennedy on the three-member Board of Commissioners. Campbell is the new Okanogan Kennedy easily defeated County Commissioner in Position Democrat Albert Roberts for 2, according to the results of the Position 1 in the Tuesday, manual recount released Tuesday Nov. 6 election. The incumevening, Dec. 4. bent for the office, Andrew According to the official Lampe (R), was eliminated cumulative report from the from the race in the primary Okanogan County Auditor’s election. office, Campbell defeated incumThe recount was certified bent Don “Bud” Hover by just 10 Ray Campbell on Thursday, Dec. 6, at 10 votes. Campbell received 7190 a.m., according to Mila Jury, votes and Hover 7180. Prior to the hand recount, Hover was an election official with the auditor’s trailing eight votes behind Campbell, office. BY GARY A. DEVON


TSD stands pat with board positions BY BRENT BAKER BBAKER@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM

TONASKET - The Tonasket School Board, in its annual reorganization of the three specific positions held by board members, opted not to make any changes to its makeup. In three separate unanimous votes, Jerry Asmussen will continue as board chair; Catherine Stangland will continue

as board vice chair; and Lloyd Caton will continue as the board’s legislative representative. In the only other action taken its Monday, Dec. 10, meeting, the board unanimously approved the hiring of Jennifer Cory as technical assistant to replace the outgoing Carl Stortz. The next regular meeting of the Tonasket School Board is Monday, Jan. 14, at 7:00 p.m.


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District. “All the issues that I’ve been working on there are important to the district and it’s important to maintain the continuity,” Rep. Shelly Short she said. “I feel I am high enough up in the House to really make a difference on those issues an to set strategy. “It was a hard decision, but If I were chosen to move to the Senate I would have to start again at the beginning.” Since Sen. Morton is a Republican it will be up to the Republican precinct officers to chose three candidates to put before the commissioners from the five counties that make up the Seventh District. “If he were a Democrat it would be the Democratic precinct officers making those choices,” Short said, adding that the precinct officers would be meeting in Colville, Wash. on Saturday, Dec. 15 to come up with their candidates to forward to the county commissioners. Those 15 commissioners will ultimately make the final decision on who will fill Morton’s shoes. “Obviously no one is going to be able to replace Bob. He is a tremendous individual and respected on both sides of the aisle,” said Short about her fellow legislator. Morton retires with two years of his four-year term remaining. Whoever is chosen will have to decide for themselves whether to run in a special election that will be called next year to finish out the remaining year of Morton’s term. The person elected in the special election will then have to face another election in 2014 for a full four-year Senate term, according to Short.

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“We have the draw, we’ve got Customs and they fuel where they land. They’re not going to land again in Omak,” said Johnston, who adds that Canadians fly in just for the less expensive fuel here. “We’re always $2 a gallon less than Canada and they come in and suck up our cheap fuel,” he said. Noel said that since it was only a few weeks from the first of the year he would contact Tonasket and Okanogan to see if they wanted to split a load. Under old business, Clerk Jones outlined the draft budget ordinance, which sets the 2013 budget at $8,042,100. To balance the budget no layoffs will be required, according to Jones. Capital purchases/projects include a new ambulance, construction of the north end water system reservoir, the Surface Transportation Project (STP) grant for an overlay of Central from Main to Cherry and from Cherry to the bridge. This will include upgrades to the handicap ram and other small projects. The budget is set to be adopted at the next council meeting. The council meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. The next council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 18 in the city council chambers located at Oroville City Hall, 1308 Ironwood St. The Tuesday, Jan. 1 council meeting has been moved to Wednesday, Jan. 2, due to the New Year’s holiday.

Folks in the North County woke up to about an inch of snow last Saturday morning. The snow powdered the grass at Henry Kniss Riverfront Park in Oroville and coated bushes and trees with hoarfrost. Unlike a few false starts, this time the snow stuck around for a while. Saturday saw a low temperature of 21 degrees Fahrenheit, which had climbed to 32 by Monday. Highs have been in the low to mid-thirties.

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OMAK - Okanogan Valley Orchestra and Chorus will perform their Celebration of Christmas on Sun., Dec. 16 at 3 p.m. at the Omak PAC. The chorus will perform several favorites from Handel’s “Messiah” including “And the Glory of the Lord” and the “Hallelujah Chorus”. “Carol of the Bells” by Leonovich and “Russian Christmas Music” by Alfred Reed will be performed by the orchestra. A Christmas Carol Sing-a-long will complete this enjoyable holiday concert.

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Department of Education investing in local American Indian students Ralph Rise took what he learned in Oroville to help teach science BY GARY A. DEVON MANAGING EDITOR

SPOKANE - The U.S. Department of Education is making a big investment in a rural northeastern Washington school district with a high American Indian population. The agency has awarded $1.2 million to the Grand Coulee Dam School District. The money will allow the district on the Colville Indian Reservation to significantly improve its educational infrastructure, especially in science, during the next four years. Grand Coulee Dam is one of only 10 districts in the nation to receive a grant like this.

Scientist, teacher play big role The grant would not have happened without a partnership between a Washington State University Spokane faculty member Sylvia Oliver and Lake Roosevelt High School science teacher Ralph Rise, who grew up in Molson and graduated from Oroville High School. Oliver is impressed by how well Rise engages his students with hands-on science projects. The students consistently win awards at WSU’s Imagine Tomorrow problem-solving competition. This year they were recognized for their “Scrap Power” project. They developed an efficient way for a pastor in the African nation of Malawi to recharge the battery that powers a portable keyboard he takes with him when he visits the parishes in his large rural district. The process allows him to connect the battery to an old stationary bicycle and recharge it by pedaling. “Ralph has demonstrated that, if you mentor kids and work with them in a meaningful way on projects that they’re interested in, they can be successful,” said Oliver. Her admiration for Rise’s teaching led her to help the dis-

trict find new resources. She was significantly involved in applying for the federal grant. With the help of WSU Spokane, Grand Coulee Dam School District will implement all four years of a hands-on biomedical curriculum created by Project Lead The Way. WSU Spokane is a PLTW affiliate and Oliver is the director. The grant will buy the laboratory equipment the district will need. District science teachers will be trained at the WSU Spokane campus to teach PLTW Ralph Rise courses. About growing up in Molson and attending school in Oroville, Rise said, “High school science in Oroville in the early 1970’s was headed by Glen Hauenstein and Gary Sorenson. “I remember the science and activity night that the school used to have and really enjoyed the extra effort that everyone put in. It would not seem special any longer but one room always had Looney Tunes cartoons on a projector in color. With little or no TV in Molson, and if there was TV it was black and white, the films were interesting.” Rise says Sorensen was organized in his presentations and as a student he used to take down a lot of notes. He said he’s still trying to meet Sorensen’s standards 30 years later. “Guess I won’t make it,” Rise said. “Our chemistry room at that time was a lot like the room I have had here at Lake Roosevelt for 30 years, old and outdated so my preparation for that element of teaching was appropriate. You have to make due with limited resources.” He said while in Oroville that making due included several activities, like model rockets, that have found their way into his programs, although not each year. “I think living in a rural remote location when I was growing up also gave me the background to allow me to appreciate and maybe even enjoy living in an area where the nearest shopping is an hour away. We don’t even have a Princes shopping center to get clothes or the many other supplies they carry,” he said. In addition to academics, Rise also wrestled at Oroville and

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went on to coach wrestling in the Grand Coulee Dam School District for 29 years, 15 at the high school and 14 at the middle school. “That all began when Oroville introduced wrestling in the 1975-76 school year. I wrestled at Central in Ellensburg for the next four years and helped out with team travel and other duties during a fifth year in graduate school,” he said. Lake Roosevelt High School students have completed Project Based Learning energy projects to present at the WSU Imagine Tomorrow ( completions over the past five years, according to Rise. Through the process the school developed the contact with Dr. Oliver and she began working with his students and our AISES (American Indian Science and Engineering Society) pre-college chapter and agreed to write the Indian Education Grant which was funded for four years at around $290,000 a year. “The grant will bring in a four year biomedical program called Project Lead The Way and also funds our AISES chapter, allows us to offer AP courses, provides funding for students to travel to competitions, and hires the extra personnel needed to run the grant,” Rise said. “I feel very fortunate as we have experienced declining numbers of students and revenue for years. There is no way to offer what we are able to now offer without grant funding.”

Raising academic expectations Though Rise’s students have had consistent success in the WSU problem-solving competition, Grand Coulee Dam standardized test scores lag behind the state average, even with steady improvements during the last several years. One of the goals cited in the project is to raise expectations in a place where academic excellence is not widespread. “This grant will help our relatively remote district open opportunities for our students to experience real-world, hands-on

learning that will support their preparation for higher education or critically needed medical vocational opportunities that exist in our community,” said Superintendent Dennis Carlson. The grant says the district will work to increase student motivation and engagement through hands-on math and science classes, field trips, research projects and summer camps. The district will offer advanced placement classes for the first time. The grant also calls for more career counseling for students and more parent and community involvement. A committee of community members, including leaders from the Colville Tribe, will monitor the project. The WSU College of Education will review it. “The evaluation plan is designed to provide information for decision makers to improve the project and ensure high impact,” said Mike Trevisan, associate dean of the College of Education.

Another grant The Oroville grad also wrote a grant this fall which was funded by the Bonneville Power Administration, and it is another Project Based Learning project. A team of students is researching difficulties BPA has with spilling water at Grand Coulee Dam when there is a High Water Mark year, such as in 2011, and wind power producers are guaranteed that their power will be on the grid. “In the spring of 2011 the dissolved gases in the river increased and the fish in the aquaculture pens down river suffered and many died,” Rise said. “We are designing constructing a model dam and river system, using a carbonator and air compressor to create the dissolved gas conditions that the fish don’t like, but we will have a path for the fish to get to better water. If the fish move to the better water then we have a great teaching tool that will allow my students to explain many of the issues that BPA faces to Nespelem, Keller, and Grand Coulee Dam middle school students.”

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The Okanogan County Cattlemen and Womens’ annual meeting, banquet and auctions held last Saturday, Dec. 1 at the Omak Elks was were attended.

Okanogan County Cattlemen Association invites new members BY ROBIN STICE OCA MEMBER

OMAK - The Okanogan County Cattlemen and Womens’ annual meeting, banquet and auctions last Saturday, Dec. 1, were well attended. The event was held at the Omak Elks with a fine dinner of tender roast beef and numerous tasty and healthy side dishes partially sponsored by Okanogan Ag-Tech and the Andrew’s Family. The president’s gavel was handed from Boyd Kinney to Jim Hutton and 2013 officers were announced. Many elected representatives were introduced and a presentation from Doc Hastings’ office was well received. All persons raising cattle in the county are invited to join the Okanogan County Cattlemen’s Association. Even folks with just a few head can benefit from being a member with help for networking, production issues, sales, heard health and more. The membership application can be printed off the web at Interested persons can stop by the Livestock area of Big-R in Omak and ask for a form. Talk about shopping local, the benefit from the cattle industry in this county is substantial in sales of goods to ranchers ranging from groceries and supplies to large

equipment and vehicles. The Washington State Department of Agriculture reported Nov. 30, 2012 about 2011 Top Crops ( “Washington’s 39,500 farms power a diverse agricultural economy, led by the state’s apple industry with 60 percent of U.S. production. In addition to the top 10 commodities, the Evergreen State is a major producer of potatoes, stone fruits, farm forest products, fish, shellfish, onions and mint oils. The state’s $46 billion food and agriculture industry employs approximately 160,000 people and contributes 13% percent to the state’s economy. More than $15 billion in food and agricultural products were exported through Washington ports in 2011, the third largest total in the U.S.” Cattle in Washington amounted to $592 million for production in 2011. An interesting fact about cow calf operations in the US is that the majority are from very small herds. Small and part-time ranchers are encouraged to join the organization and associate businesses are welcome too. You do not need to be a member to check out a meeting. Visit them at the next meeting on Jan, 8, 2013 at Whistlers in Tonasket a with dinner at 6 p.m. and meeting at 7 p.m.

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Okanogan Valley Life ‘TIS THE SEASON

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There was a big turnout for the Oroville Holiday Bazaar held last Friday and Saturday at the Oroville Elementary School Among the items for sale were homemade baked goods at this table run by Susan Smith, who found many willing customers last Friday evening.

Hires to perform at The Junction that coffee will be available. “I was kind of dumbfounded,” he said. “I’ve never heard of doing TONASKET - Tonasket singer live music in a gas station before, and songwriter Brock Hires will but it should be fun. Maybe we’ll be performing this Friday in an get some people gathering around and joining in.” unconventional Hires is venue: inside also performThe Junction ing Sunday, at the corner Dec. 16, at the of US-97 and North Valley SR-20 on the Assisted Living south end of at 2:00 p.m. town. He received Hires, who an award from is publicizthe Tonasket ing his album Kiwanis last “Christmas in spring for his the Valley” that many years was released a of sharing his year ago, said music with the he was origiAssisted Living nally asked to residents. perform for “I’ve been Winterfest but performing was unable to there more due to a schedSubmitted photo years than I can uling conflict. “It was Tonasket musician Brock Hires will count,” he said asked ( J u n c t i o n be performing inside The Junction when how long it had owner) Julie on Friday, Dec. 14. been. “Probably Buchert’s idea,” since before I Hires said. “She asked me to do it for Winterfest could count at all, actually. Its’ and when I couldn’t, she said just something I love to do.” More information on Hires ‘What about two weeks later?’” Hires said he’s planned an and his album can be found at acoustic, holiday-oriented set and By Brent Baker

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Oroville second third graders performed at the elementary school’s Christmast music program on Dec. 6. Jeff Gee directed the elementary students as they sang Christmas carols and Beatles hits.

After school program continues at CCC By Brent Baker

TONASKET - Wednesday afternoons at the Community Cultural Center of Tonasket are filled with the sounds of Ping Pong and the smells of fresh food prepared by middle and high school students. The CCC’s After School Lounge on Wednesdays provides kids a place to hang out and make food, do arts and crafts and play games and is overseen by Aurora Jones and Barley Hyde. “It’s been going on for about five years,” Jones said. “It’s shifted its focus in trying to follow what the kids are wanting to do. This is the first year we’ve had Ping Pong.” Making homemade pizza has also been a popular pastime, though on Dec. 5 the fare was homemade burritos. And Ping Pong - lots of Ping Pong - including a few attempts by the visiting reporter to hold his own with a variety of opponents. “We like the Ping Pong tournaments, but we also like to build and create things,” Jones said. “We’re getting a Wii next week, an have internet access as well. “The fun thing has been learn-

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Colleen Thomas (left) and Aurora Jones prepare fresh burritos at the CCC’s After School Lounge last week. ing about culinary techniques. We’ve taught about Greek and Thai foods, for instance.” As she noted, it was a lot better than teaching how to stick a frozen box into a microwave. “Before long, these kids will be

needing to cook for themselves,” Jones said. “It’s not really schooloriented. if they have questions on their homework I’ll help, but we do more talking about personal stuff, and it’s just a place to go to be with your friends.”

The After School Lounge follows the school schedule, running from 1:00-4:00 p.m. on early-release Wednesdays (second and fourth Wednesdays of the month) and from 3:00-6:00 p.m. on regular Wednesdays.

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OROVILLE - The golden tones of “The Grace Notes” bell ringers highlighted the 11th annual Borderlands Historical Society Social held at the American Legion hall on December 8th. The annual fundraiser was designated this year for upgrading the depot restrooms, for designing and construction of handicap access on the south end of the building and general maintenance of the Depot and Log Cabin Museums. The hard working caboose crew of Bob Seamans, Bill Nicholson and Rick Braman were presented with awards for the perseverance, persistence and dedication to the project. Rick Braman commented, “It’s not finished yet. Just wait for the details and interior work!” Recently Burlington Northern chose to retro a caboose back to its original color and form and it is the exact model as the museum’s caboose. Their finished caboose sports the same Great Northern red as ours with the logos added. It seems that Burlington Northern used many Great Northern

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OMAK - Okanogan Valley Orchestra and Chorus invites all to join in their Celebration of Christmas on Sunday, Dec. 16 at 3 p.m. at the Omak Performing Arts Center. The chorus will perform several favorites from Handel’s “Messiah” including “And the Glory of the Lord” and the “Hallelujah Chorus.” Other music to be sung by the chorus includes “Alleluja”

by Mozart and Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “Fantasia on Christmas Carols. “Carol of the Bells” by Leonovich, “Russian Christmas Music” by Alfred Reed and “Mache Slav” by Tchaikovsky will be performed by the orchestra. A Christmas Carol sing-along (including “Hark the Herald Angels Sing,” “Joy to the World,” “Deck the Halls” and others) will complete this enjoyable holiday concert. Adult tickets are $12, seniors $10 and youth $8. Children under 12 are free.

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Word is out that the Okanogan County PUD board is looking to close some of its offices because of budget shortfalls. Among those mentioned as possibilities are the ones in Omak, Twisp, Tonasket and Oroville. After spending more than $6 million on the new offices in Okanogan they’re going to have a hard time convincing anyone not in mid-county that their local office should be closed. If they’re talking about closing the counter where most of us have been paying our bills for years, that’s one thing, but closing the maintenance facilities is another. Some PUD customers have found going online to be a convenient way to pay the monthly bill, although not everyone opts for that choice. If the commissioners are talking about closing the maintenance facilities, like those in Oroville and Tonasket, and expecting us to get the same timely responses to downed lines, blown transformers or other repairs, Out of that would be hard to believe. My Mind We rely on having help close by if it’s Gary A. DeVon needed and centralizing the service trucks in mid-county would mean we get less service even though power rates have gone up. If any office closes down it should be in Omak, just six miles or so from the shiny new offices in Okanogan. That would not place much of a burden on the customers in mid-county. Oroville and Tonasket could get by with one office, but either way customers will end up having to drive to talk with someone face to face about their bill or other PUD services. The larger conversation might be, how did we get in this situation in the first place? We know that other public services are having to cut back Okanogan County, its cities, schools and hospitals have all been hit by the weak economy. Some have been affected more than others, but are doing their best to try and live within their means. Closed offices usually mean laid-off employees and empty buildings - something we don’t need more of. So, before any offices are closed we need to ask ourselves whether our elected board members and the PUD manager are doing the best job they can for PUD customers. Have their past decisions led to this or is our Public Utility District just another victim of these rough economic times? If it is the former and the board and manager haven’t managed our money wisely then maybe the last PUD election where the incumbent was unseated is a reflection of how the public feels they’re doing their job. If it is the latter, then we’ll have to accept it as another public agency doing its best to cope and tighten their budget belt.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR ‘Godverment’ creating special needs status Dear Editor, The editorial by Deborah and Frank Popper in the Dec. 6th paper about the needs of America’s Frontier communities, kind of reminds me of the old cigarette commercial that went: “You’ve come along way Baby”..., (but you haven’t come far enough according to the Poppers). Apparently rural America isn’t getting the “attention” it “needs” in the eyes of Deb and Frank, who both teach at Princeton University. Frank also teaches land use planning at Rutgers University, while Deborah teaches geography at the City University of New York’s College of Staten Island. They also sit on the board of directors for the New Mexico based National Center for Frontier Communities. Getting our “needs” met in rural America has all the makings of a possible cabinet position and governmental department, with the added distinction of Czar Status if enough “attention” can be bought to bear on this problem. The crisis is that 1.8 percent of the population lives in 46.7 percent of the land area, and because of this the NCFC has determined that rural America is “disproportionately poor and elderly” and have “poor transportation and communication links,” plus it is a “prime spot for meth labs, supremacist groups, and militias,” but the upside is, it has enough space for landfills. In the fifth paragraph Deb and Frank do mention the glorious national parks, fly-fishing, agriculture, energy, mining and timber, but the paragraph ends with our “special needs” being overlooked. As one who grew up in Okanogan County, I never knew we were a “special needs” people. Dad and mom were probably protecting us from this fact. This concern that the Poppers have for America’s frontier communities smells like it could have an agenda behind it. I wonder if Frank and Deb have analyzed, with the same interest, the encroachment of bureaucratic tyranny on rural communities. Spotty cell phone service, dirt roads and a lack of skilled grant writers is not COMPILED BY CLAYTON EMRY

the problem in rural America. The problem is the mandated and purposely-obscure regulations that are forced on communities by a government that demands to help with the “special needs” they create; usually, some form of funding is offered to help with the needed compliance. This, in many cases puts rural America in the position of a prostitute on drugs looking for the next fix so that she can endure the mandated pleasure of the despotic regulations that put her on her back in the first place. An example of this will be the effect The Affordable Health Care Act will have on rural health care facilities. The idea that government could make something “affordable” should have given someone a clue, but a majority of our best and brightest in congress missed that part. Agriculture is another sector of rural America that is increasingly called to bow at the altar of Godvernment. To me rural America is the “promised land” of this nation, abundant with domestic, as well as natural resources, but the more Godvernment tries to fix it, the more unrecognizable it becomes. Steve Lorz Tonasket

Night Of A 1000 Stars Dear Editor, Have you ever looked up and marveled at all the stars? Well Friday December 14th you won’t have to look up. For the 22nd year, Night of 1000 stars will serve a dual purpose. One is to remember all those who have worn a badge and fallen in the line of duty. The second is to have a visual presence of Law Enforcement from agencies all over Washington State to make sure the roads stay safe. Extra patrols will consist of 1000 law enforcement officers throughout Washington and they will be looking for impaired drivers, seatbelt violations and aggressive drivers. Law Enforcement Officers all across Washington State have put their lives on the line for the citizens of this state. Many have made the ultimate sacrifice, and we take

time to remember their service by honoring them, with 1000 stars (badges) out protecting our families and friends. These stars will be looking for impaired and aggressive drivers who are a danger to all those who use the highways and roads throughout Washington. The goal is for all those travelling, whether it is across the country or across town, to arrive safely. We urge all those on the roads to make good choices. Before the vehicle moves, make sure all occupants are properly buckled. If you plan to drink alcohol, make plans for a designated driver or an alternate means of transportation (i.e. cab, bus or a sober friend). So on This Night of 1000 Stars and throughout the holiday season, we ask that you make safe choices and have safe travels. The event is organized locally by the Target Zero Traffic Safety Task Force, and supported by numerous law enforcement agencies. Trooper Darren Wright Washington State Patrol

Open House success Dear Editor, We would like to thank our many customers for making our Holiday Open House special. Shopping “local” is fun and convenient and we appreciate your support. Our lucky winners of the drawing were: Kelly Buchert, Tari Utt, Dickie Burbery and Elizabeth Tapper. Happy Holidays, Norma Jean (Hidden



75 YEARS AGO: Dec. 17-24, 1937: The Oroville Masonic Lodge held their annual election of officers on Thursday night, Dec. 9, with a large attendance present including about thirty guests from Oliver, B.C. District Deputy Grand Master Hayden of Twisp and several members each for the Tonasket and Molson lodges. The elected officers were; Wm Gocke, Worshipful Master, Joe Hardenburgh Jr., Senior Warden, C. E. Thayer, Junior Warden, J. F. Samson, Secretary and N.G. Barlas, Treasurer. Oroville will resume the Community Christmas tree program again this year at the Civic League Park, after a lapse a couple of years ago. Every year for many years on end, a community tree and program was held for everyone no matter what creed, with stockings of Christmas cheer for the kiddies. As times got hard sufficient funds to put on the program were hard to raise and the custom was dropped. The tree has been erected at the Civic League grounds and is lighted with strings of colored lights, which will also be placed around the grounds. John C. Page, U. S. Commissioner of Reclamation, spoke to a large attendance that gathered in Spokane on Dec. 10, to hear the bids for the completion of the Grand Coulee Dam. This dam is the key to the Columbia Basin Project. It means the reclaiming of rich and fertile acres that are vital to the country. When the bids were read, it was found that the Interior Construction Company was the low bidder with a bid of $34,442.240.00. The Oroville American Legion post is announcing at this time, plans for their annual New Year’s Eve dance which will be held on Friday night, Dec. 31, at the Liberty Hall in Oroville. F.C. Borst has a new phone at his home a few miles south of Oroville on the east side of the Okanogan River. His phone was connected with the Oroville exchange the first of the week and his number is 6F21. Two of the new 1938 model Ford V-8 cars will be on display today, Friday, Dec. 24, for the first time in Oroville at the Scott Motors show room according to the announcement in this issue of the Gazette. G. M. Scott, local Ford dealer invites the public to come and

look. The Christmas holidays have already started in Oroville, with numerous programs already given. Starting at 1:30 this afternoon, there will be a free show for grade school kiddies at the Osoyoos Theater, at 3 P.M. there will be a Lutheran Christmas program at the I.O.O.F. hall. At 7:30 p.m. the Community Christmas Tree at the Civic League Park and the program will consist of community singing and Santa’s arrival with candy, nuts and fruit for every child in Oroville. FROM THE “HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE HILL” WHAT WAS BEING TAUGHT as reported by the students: American History; During the past week, the history class has been studying labor conditions and the growth of business in this country during the latter part of the 19th century. Shorthand: This weeks unit in shorthand tells how to write words omitting the u and ow. We are getting further into the book now and it gets more interesting as we go along. Typing II: We are still working on legal documents. This week’s budget contains a notice of a stockholders meeting, a proxy, and a power of attorney and of course some business letters. 50 YEARS AGO: Dec. 13-20, 1962: The Oroville Hornets will be out to continue their winning ways this Friday, as they meet the Twisp Yellowjackets in the Coulton Auditorium for their only contest this week-end. Coach Kelly’s team will be out to make a record of three straight wins after taking a double header this week-end. The regular Christmas party and meeting of the Knob Hill Home Economics Club will be held Wednesday, Dec. 19, at the home of Lois Trull, with pot-luck dinner. There will be a gift exchange of $1.00 to $2.00. The Oroville Chamber of Commerce Tuesday voted to purchase from 85 to 100 Christmas trees from the Oroville Chapter FFA, to be placed along Main Street. Jim Thornton, Spokesman for the FFA, stated that they would be putting up the trees this week-end. Jordon Krusoff, of the Town Improvement Committee volunteered to help them find the places. Since the recent announcement by the PUD, the Oroville School administrators

have been investigating the possibility of converting from heating with briquettes, which is very expensive, with the average cost of heating the schools amounting to approximately $9,500.00, to installing electric heating systems. Weather Wise: Temperatures for the period of Dec. 5-11 are as follows: 5th, 39 degrees maximum to 31 degrees, minimum; 6th, 39 and 35; 7th, 41 and 31; 8th, 39 and 36; 9th, 41 and 37; 10th, 42 and 37; 11th, 42 and 39. Total snowfall for the period was .03 inches. The regular Christmas Party and meeting of the Knob Hill Home Econmics Club will be held Wednesday, Dec. 19, at the home of Lois Trull with a potluck dinner and a $1.00 to $2.00 gift exchange. The Molson Grange Christmas Party will be Friday, Dec. 14, at the Grange Hall in Molson and there will be an exchange of gifts. Supper will be potluck and those attending are asked to bring either cookies or Jell-O. Members of the Oroville Golf Club have been playing golf every day this past week. The course is in exceptionally fine condition for this time of year. President Bill Martin asks that anyone playing the course be careful of the soft spots on the greens. Weather Wise: Temperatures for the week of Dec. 12-18 are as follows: 12th, 42 and 38; 13th, 40 and 36; 14th, 40 and 36; 15th, 46 and 38; 16th, 46 and 40; 17th, 45 and 38; and 18th, 44 and 38. Snowfall for the period totaled .31 inches. 25 YEARS AGO: Dec. 10-17, 1987: Members of the Okanogan County PUD met with the Oroville Chamber of Commerce last Tuesday, Dec. 8, to discuss negotiations that are taking place with a private company that would like to take renovate the Enloe Dam. The private developer is a collaboration of two Bellevue firms who would form Enloe Energy, Inc. The project hinges on Enloe Energy Inc. and the PUD’s ability to obtain a license from FERC. If a license is granted construction and improvement would start, but if the license is not approved the agreement would be canceled. Oroville will join the ranks of Okanogan, Brewster and Tonasket when the Headstart Educational Program starts here at the first of the year.

Treasures) Diane Sue

Benefit thanks Dear Editor, To family, friends and community – words cannot express our immense thank you and amazement at the benefit and support for Harrel Rounds and Janet. We can’t single everyone out because so many people did a lot. Time, effort, donations, etc. What can you say about Facebook to spread the word, and good old fashioned printed posters! Thank you to the Eagles Club and the kitchen staff: Connie, Acey, Donna, Ernie, Jackie, etc. Adrian – awesome job! and the musicians. Jack, Annette, Kathy and all the others. The brothers for their driving skills. The sisters for everything imaginable. The people Janet works for and with, to Tom and Florence Rise for the hay and the crew that put it away. The community for all their support and care. Many thanks to the businesses in Oroville, Omak and Tonasket that donated. Far too numerous to name. Please be sure to shop locally. Harrel will be doing five more weeks of chemo starting Dec. 26. But he is glad to be home. We drove truck for many years through 48 states and people would always ask us where we like best. Our answer was always Oroville. This is home. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! May you all be blessed as we have been with family and friends. Harrel Rounds and Janet Allen Oroville

If only the 3 1/2 mile missing link was paved, North County would have a military federal and state access highway 100 miles long from Nighthawk to Orient. The cost is so little and the benefits fantastic. Those working on this are asking for special federal assistance to have this “dream” come true by 1990. The Town of Oroville is now accepting applications for the position of Airport Manager. Information and applications may be obtained at the office of the Town Clerk, open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. FmHA has listed several homes in Oroville to eligible buyers and/or ineligible buyers with different terms: 310 Ironwood, $37,000; 209 Kay St., $34,656.00; 1010 3rd Avenue, $37,634.00; 306 Juniper, $40,900.00 and 1936 Juniper, $28,215.00. Have broker contact FmHA regarding terms and conditions. If you happen into the O.N.B. in Tonasket, the first thing that will catch your eye is the well decorated 12 foot Christmas tree. The folks at O.N.B. sent an invitation to the Tonasket Elementary School for kids to come and decorate the tree. The K-1 and first graders took the invitation to heart. Friday morning, Dec. 11, 120 kids walked from school to the bank to decorate and provide some Christmas tunes. The Oroville Hornets got a rude awakening last Saturday in their first league match-up with the Cashmere Bulldogs came to town. The Bulldogs, at 2-2, took an early lead and never let up. By the time the final buzzer mercifully rang, Oroville was down by 27 points in a 68-41 final score. Real Estate properties for sale: 3 bdrm, 1 bath, view of Osoyoos Lake, $42,500.00; Secluded high country 2 bdrm cabin on 40 timbered acres bordering U. S. Forest overlooking Spectacle Lake, only $29,950.00; Nice 3 bdrm home on large lot in Tonasket, close to schools, owner contract, $39,500.00. No matter how good or how poor a team starts out, it’s the coaches who have to instill in them the direction, the moves and the spirits needed to win. A look at the basketball and wrestling coaches for Tonasket and Oroville: Keith Johnson, Tiger boys basketball; Jay Hawkins, Hornet boys basketball; Bob Nelson, Hornet girls basketball; Brian Horting, Tonasket girls basketball; Chuck Ricevuto, Hornet wrestling and David Mitchell, Tiger wrestling.

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Not many more days until Christmas. Are you ready? Don’t get so frustrated with trying to “do it all” that you spoil the whole meaning. Remember “stressed” is just “desserts” spelled backwards! Things can change in a hurry outside can’t they? I was talking on the phone and said “we still don’t have any snow” and in ten minutes here it was. But, ever so lightly. Actually, we had some great days THIS & THAT last week, with a bit of Joyce Emry sunshine, for short periods of time. And then, later in the day, the ever so lightly got serious and we now have a good ground cover of snow making a very picturesque winter scene. By Marianne Knight Highlands Correspondent

With only 12 days to go till Christmas, have you made all your plans? Got your shopping done and wrapped? Is your tree decorated with ribbons and bows? Do you have all the groceries for your Christmas Dinner with all of the trimmings, including a wonderful Christmas Pie? Well then, you’d better get busy if you answered no to any of the previousquestions. What’s that - you are asking me the same questions?! I am never ready this far ahead of Christmas, but somehow I seem to pull through and if I missed something I take care of it after Christmas. There are some ladies that belong to the Chesaw Children’s Activity Club that have been very busy and are almost ready for


It’s been a busy month already. Our Eagles Christmas pot-luck is Saturday, Dec. 15. Members and family and food and fun will be on the menu. Please bring your favorite holiday dish and something for the food bank. Spread the joy! Dinner will be at 6:00 p.m. and the band North Half will start at 9:00 p.m. On the Dec. 18 we will be putting the kid’s party together stat-

Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune | december 13, 2012

okanogan valley life Snow is such a pristine white and covers up a lot of junkie things outside, but for those that have to shovel it, it soon loses its beauty. And remember guys, (or gals) shoveling snow is one of the major causes of heart attacks, so take it easy and take interval rests. Do you remember Doreen Sexson? The Sexson family was “old timers” and Mr. Sexson was affiliated with the Irrigation District for a lot of years. Word has been received of the death of Doreen, their daughter, who had resided in Spokane for many years. She was 89, and her parents and brother, Jack, preceded her in death, as well as two husbands, Dick Burnham and Len Loiselle and she is survived by her brother Jess, of Spokane. “Miss Ellie” Cook is on the ball and has her Christmas cards mailed. If you’d like to send a card to her, here’s the address.1452 S. Ellsworth, #2659, Mesa AZ 85209. Watch out for deer on the

HILLTOP COMMENTS the big party for the Highland Children of Chesaw and Molson. When is the party? It’s on Sunday, Dec. 16, from 2:00-5:00 p.m. Each child is asked to bring a cake for the “cake walk,” finger foods, and snacks to share with others. There will be lots of things to do including a visit from Santa. There will be the annual Raffle and the Fish Pond. Come and join the fun with neighbors and friends. Last year the ladies got together and had a Cook Book published to raise money to help pay for this Christmas Party. The books are for sale at the Mercantile for $10 and will be available at the party. See you at the Rodeo Hall on the 16th.

EAGLEDOM AT WORK ing at 11:00 a.m. because SANTA IS COMING on the Saturday, Dec. 22. Mr. and Mrs. Claus will join us for the Kid’s Christmas on Saturday from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Remember our Aerie meetings are the first and third Tuesdays of every month and the Auxiliary meetings are the second and

roads, at all times of the day. They can cause you added expenses in car repair that you aren’t planning on! Sometime when you’re watching TV just because it’s on, get up and make a batch of cookies and share them with a shut in or your neighbors. Guys can and do make peanut brittleÖ.thanks Joe Shaw for sharing what you made. Are there seconds? Received word of the death of Dolly Brazle. Was just a short time ago her husband, Warren, passed and they will have double inurnments service next spring, at the Chesaw Cemetery. Also, among the obituaries was that of Bill Crites, “The Can Man.” In error, some while back I reported his death, but it was conflicted with another, but this time it is published. He had picked up a lot of cans in his life time, having other work for many years and this was a second job. The group, PTO, (Parent Teachers Origination) that host-

ed the Community Bazaar, was surely elated with the results of having “stepped up to bat” for the continuation of the affair. There were a lot of vendors, some new, some repeats, and there were so many homemade “goodies,” one could just eat and shop their way around the building. And even a Santa Claus. It is such fun to watch the little folks with Santa. Some are so happy and others so frightened they start crying as soon as they get sight of him. Last Saturday night for the 11th year, a Christmas party was sponsored by the local Oroville Museum, which is now known as the Okanogan Borderlands Historical Society. The idea for a fun night came from Kay (Sherling) Tracy, whereby a hostess from museum members, decorate a table with a fancy table setting, depicting the Christmas season, and invite enough folks to fill her table, with enough people doing that for the limited space available. This year the function was

Molson Pinochle date change

By Dolly Engelbretson

Because Christmas Eve and New Years are both on Monday this year, they have changed the day of play to Wednesday, Dec. 26, and Wednesday, Jan. 2. On Dec. 3 with 33 players the big winners were: Low -- Ken Ripley and Sally Eder High -- George Penner and Ina Visser, with Ray Visser taking the Traveling. Happy Birthday to all having a Birthday in December including Millie Leslie. Get Well wishes go out to any of you that are under the weather. I know there has been some bad bugs going around. The Chesaw Tavern is on its winter schedule will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays until spring.

Doris Hughes has done it again! She has been selling tickets on the two quilts that were donated by Vera Stockwell of Molson. The latest quilt was won by Della Thomas; the kitchen hand towel was won by Ella Bunnell and Charlene Alexander won the stocking hat. A big thank you to Vera to let her know how much we appreciate her donation. So many activities going on in By Sue Wisener

Welcome to the start of winter. We are having our annual Christmas party and potluck on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. Karaoke to follow by Linda Wood. Bring a gift and receive

held at the American Legion hall, accommodating a few more tables, as the train display is still up in the museum. Beautiful tables and a delicious assortment of sweets and dainty sandwiches with coffee and tea were served to those attending. Entertainment was by the Bell Choir, the Grace Notes. A silent auction was held with those donations going to the general fund of the museum. Of special interest was the presence of Kay Tracy, looking regal in holiday attire and receiving so many hugs from so many people. To have so lived your life that you are so special, to so many, is a wonderful attribute! What a lady!! A phone call told of the death of John Steg Sr. John was left severely handicapped after suffering a stroke several years ago while preparations for his and Betty’s 50th Anniversary were being made. His health has been deteriorating in recent months. John made many friends over the years as he was in the bee busi-

ness and had a lot of customers, providing the hives in the many orchards for pollinating as well as the finished product, “Steg’s Honey” which is said by honey lovers to be the best. On Sunday some more snow came and the temperature was COLD and some didn’t venture out to church and there didn’t seem to be so many parked cars on Main St. indicating that rather than get out in the cold, breakfast was prepared at home. It’s time to take a drive around the area and see the pretty decorations. Some folks have such talents and ambition, providing beauty for us oldies, and especially the little children. The Museum decorations look especially nice this year, and of course the RED caboose is a nice addition and next year it will have the logo painted on the sides, depicting the railroad affiliated with that particular car. Many thanks go to Bob Seamans for all his volunteer hours spent on the different projects that “just happen.”


Senior Center for lunch, bingo, pool, exercising or pinochle, your membership helps maintain the center. Please join us and help with the upkeep. Dues are still $10 per person. A bargain! Pinochle scores for Saturday, Dec. 8: Door Prize was won by Mary Lou Barnett, who also had the high score for women; Leonard Paulsen had the high score for men; and Phyllis Shenyer had the most pinochles. More next time.

town it is difficult to keep track. But, thanks to the Chamber calendar it should be much easier in the future. Remember to check to the calendar before scheduling your activity. If you enjoy coming to the

TONASKET EAGLES a gift. Come enjoy a good time with friends or meet new ones. Pinochle scores as follows:

1st place: Neil Fifer; 2nd Place: Gene Michels; Low Score: Ken Cook; Last Pinochle: JoAnn Michels and Penny Smith. We wish all that are ill a fast and healthy return to good health. God bless you all, the Biggest Little Eagles in the State.

Terrific Kids

fourth Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. We have a joint meeting on the first Tuesday a 6:00 p.m. The ladies serve tacos on Mondays at 6:00 p.m, burgers and more for pool on Wednesdays, and burgers before Bingo at 5:00 p.m. on Thursdays. Friday night is Steak Night, Meat Draw, and karaoke with Chuck Wilder. Saturday, excepting special events, is Open Mike Nite. The Oroville Eagles are People Helping People.

IN THE OKANOGAN GARDEN Decorating with Native Plants Submitted photo

by Laura Jones-Edwards

The Tonasket Kiwanis honored November’s Terrific Kids at Tonasket Elementary School on Tuesday, Nov. 27.

WSU Okanogan County Extension Master Gardener

Among common low elevation shrubs – serviceberry, chokecherry, sagebrush, hawthorn, elderberry, golden currant, mock orange, oceanspray, and kinnikinick – Oregon grape (Mahonia aquifolium) stands out. It is beautiful in every season. At the moment, the blue berries and clusters of sweetsmelling yellow flowers are gone, but the shiny, holly-like leaves, which come in red as well as green, persist. Several years ago, I realized that Oregon grape could be a lovely (and inexpensive) winter holiday decoration. I decided to try weaving short branches of Oregon grape and sagebrush into the strings of the small white lights I put around windows and along the stairs when daylight savings time ends. The result was a garland, as lovely as any I’ve seen. The sagebrush, Artemesia tridentata, may seem like an odd choice, but the gray-green leaves are very nice with white lights. (Sagebrush alone might appeal to people who don’t want more than one color on their Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza,

by Gai Wisdom

Hey, we have an old fashioned meat shoot coming up on this Sunday. Weíll all sign up at 12:30 p.m. at The Shop Tavern and be ready to play at 1:00 p.m. This will be a standard $5.00 buy-in, double-elimination, straight eight-ball pool. Itís open to the public, not just our league members.

Mother travels to side of soldier Submitted photo

An artsy arrangement of pine boughs, sumac seedheads and some outstanding snowberries. solstice, or Humbug trees.) Once the success of a Mahonia/ Artemesia garland has gone to your head, you’ll be ready to try other native possibilities. Occasionally, I think about having a sagebrush Christmas tree, but I’m the only one who seems really interested. I’ve had to make do with a sagebrush tabletop tree decorated with red glass “berries.” (In a guest room, it’s a

nice surprise.) This year, there’s an artsy arrangement on the buffet – pine boughs, sumac seedheads and some outstanding snowberries. If your tree turns out to be a six-foot sagebrush this year, it will probably smell great. And I’d love to hear about it. You can call the county extension office and leave me a message. Happy Holidays.

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One of our November columns was given the title “Choosing a branch of the armed services.” The purpose of that column was not to recruit, nor glorify the military. Its original title was “Military 101” with the intent to answer the question “Which was the greater motivator for your child to serve: tradition, education, or the desire for adventure?” Knowing the answer to that question can help us communicate support and encouragement to our service men/women. A YouTube video appeared on my Facebook wall a while ago entitled “REAL COMBAT FOOTAGE: Apache Helicopters Engage a Platoon of Taliban.” Naturally, I skipped over it. Mothers of military need to avoid this kind of footage, movies, and news reports as a way of mitigating stress. Later I received a phone call from a woman whose brother was recently injured while serving in Afghanistan when his

POOL LEAGUE NEWS The top six places will pay out in turkeys and hams. All our proceeds go back to our local community. Please bring a non-perishable

BLUE STAR MOTHERS Humvee was exploded by an IED (Improvised Explosive Device). He survived with a few broken bones but incurred a severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) jarring the past three years of his life from his memory which held his new wife and 4-month-old daughter. We care for the home frontís morale with practicality and compassion while every day mitigating our own “what ifs”. This empathy plays an integral part in our work so to more fully walk in this motherís boots I scrolled down my Facebook timeline. I found the video I had avoided earlier, swallowed hard, and clicked play. I was compelled to reacquaint myself with the reality behind the testimonies that are shared. I saw boys shooting. Boys running. Boys falling. I experienced horror watching the pursued; distress with those asking for protection; and heard the voiced of people after ‘targets had been eliminated.’ I then had no more

food item for the food bank and Chris Oliverís senior project. Thereís a big fight right in the middle of the standings. Six teams with a five point spread are really jammed up. Remember we donít play the day after Christmas but do play on Wednesday, Jan. 2. Enjoy the egg nog and the ho ho hoís of the season and weíll see you Sunday to PLAY POOL. questions about what this mother and sister were going to be facing when they arrived at the Warrior Transfer Unit in Tennessee. The battle I had viewed was one factor times two and a half deployments that has given her son PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). And now TBI has taken even more. Our mission is to equip and support the families who bear the knowledge that their children are in harm’s way. Sixty percent of the sales price of each Hometown Soldier Calendar goes towards this mission. Calendar funds have sent this sister to assist their elderly nonEnglish speaking mother in traveling to the side of their soldier in an effort to help him reclaim his memory and life. Calendars are $10 each at businesses from Okanogan to Oroville. These businesses are listed on our Facebook page. Businesses, contact us if you would like to be added to our list of patriotic businesses. Contact info: Facebook - www. mothers; Phone - 509-485-2906; Email -

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

Annual Christmas Concert OROVILLE - Everyone is invited to the Okanogan International Chorus annual Christmas concert on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Free Methodist Church, 1516 Fir St.

Molson Grange Christmas Party Oroville Middle/ High School First Quarter Honor Roll 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, Smith Tanner 3.11, Jacob Brown 3.06 and Menze Pickering 3.01 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 Eighth Grade: 4.0: Courtnee Kallstrom Superintendent (3.75-3.99) Yessica Nemecio 3.90, Jennifer Vazquez 3.85, Phoebe Poynter 3.77 and Narya Naillon 3.75 Principal (3.50-3.74) Calliemae Krupkat 3.73, Sandra Hilstad 3.714, Nathan Hugus 3.67, Ryan Marcolin 3.54 and Hunter Martin 3.50 Merit (3.49-3.00) Brentt Kallstrom 3.42, Itzel Diaz-Castillo 3.38, Lena Fuchs 3.34, Bonnie Roley 3.33, Zoe Jameson-Whittaker 3.33, Jaxon Blackler 3.28, Liliana Nava 3.23, Xochil Rangel 3.23, Paiton Johnson 3.08 and Lindsey McKinney 3.07 Seventh Grade: Superintendent (3.75-3.99) Maxwell Turner 3.85, Hannah Hilderbrand 3.83, Victoria Kindred 3.83 and Sydney Egerton 3.82 Principal (3.50-3.74) Katherine Egerton 3.73, Litzy PerezNunez 3.68, Alexia Garcia 3.67, Luis Vazquez 3.66 and Brittaney Minarcin 3.61 Merit (3.49-3.00) Kambe Ripley 3.45, Macharra Richter 3.42, Jeffrey Rounds 3.42, Zane Scott 3.40, Havannah Worrell 3.38, Stephanie Ruvalcaba 3.36, Estifenny Carrillo 3.34, Melissa Carpenter 3.33, Ryan Scott 3.32, Dean Davis 3.17, Tylynne Watkins 3.11, Kevin Reyes 3.00 and Esmeralda Cortez-Rosales 3.00

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OLIVER, B.C. - Two groups of handbell ringers will join for an afternoon of carols from around the world on Sunday, Dec. 16 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Oliver at 3 p.m. Admission is by freewill offering.

A CHRISTMAS CINDERELLA TONASKET - The Community Cultural Center will offer five performances of, “A Christmas Cinderella” beginning Saturday, Dec. 15 and running through Wednesday, Dec. 19. Saturday night show time is 6 p.m., Sunday matinee will begin at 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday matinees begin at 1 p.m. The Cultural Center is located at 411 Western Ave., Tonasket. Call (509) 486-1328 for more information. MOLSON - The Molson Grange Christmas party and potluck will be held Dec. 15 at 6:30 p.m. Santa will be there (parents bring a wrapped gift with child’s name on it) for Santa to give out. This is a potluck so bring your favorite dish and share with others and come and enjoy the fellowship.

OVOC Celebration of Christmas OMAK - Okanogan Valley Orchestra and Chorus will perform their Celebration of Christmas on Sunday, Dec. 16 at 3 p.m. at the Omak PAC. The chorus will perform several favorites from Handel’s “Messiah” including “And the Glory of the Lord” and the “Hallelujah Chorus”.

OROVILLE & TONASKET HONOR ROLL quarter honor roll Top Honors (4.0) Sixth graders: Ellie Alberts, Tianna Alley, Dawson Bretz, Eric Owsley and Garrett Wilson. Seventh graders: Nicole Juarez Zelaya and Riley Morris. Honor Roll with Distinction (3.7 3.99) Sixth graders: Kaylee Bobadilla, Ethan Castrejon, Abigail Duchow, Christopher Freese, Caeleb Hardesty, Evan Harris, Riley Haug, Elizabeth Hylton, Maya Johann, James Rothrock, Axel Salas Ramirez, Levi Silverthorn, Jordan Thrasher and Quincy Vassar. Seventh graders: Megan Bolich, Zachary Clark, Rycki Cruz, Mikah Haney-Williamson, Katie Henneman, Chyna Kinkade, Taylon Pilkinton, Jesse Ramon and Camille Wilson. Eighth graders: Irey Hamilton, Thomas Kennedy, Tawan Murray, Lucas Scott and Seth Smith. Honor Roll (3.0 - 3.69) Sixth graders: Marlene Aparicio, Ryker Ayers, Juliana Bello, Aniya Brown, Cassidy Caddy, Jovany Calderon, Bautista Chavez, Carla CorralesRubio, Cheyenne Davey, Cora Diehl, Mitchell Fitzthum, Aerolynn Geddes, Christopher Goddard, Israel Gomez, Natalie Gomez, Brianna Gutierrez, Eyleen Jimenez-Garcia, Madilynn Larson, Missy Martinez Zelaya, Olivia Mathews, Shiann McCallum, Melissa Morales-Legaspi, Anahi Ortiz, Alexandria Perez, Esmeralda Pineda, Rene Ramirez, Sarah Rhoads, Jared Savage, Ethan Smith, Anthony Starkey, Adam Steinshouer, Jingy Sykes, Arrora Thomas, Ian Vanatta, Megan West, Brandon Wirth and Austin Wood. Seventh graders: Griselda AlvarezTorres, Darren Bowers, Sydney Breshears, Chadwick Bretz, Jared Brown, Jessie Burks, Cinthya Calderon, Madyson Clark, Madeliene Close, Elijah Harris, Meri Hirst, Elsbeth Hjaltason, Kyle Holborn, Hayley Larson, Justin McDonald, Nicole Mortiz, Rodrigo Ornelas, Maria Polito-Vazquez, Jesus Ramirez, Sergy Salas Ramirez, Joseph Schell, James Silverthorn, Logan Thompson, Morgan Tyus, Alina Vlahovich, Brooklynn Ward, Ruby White, Myhe Williams and Jacob Wilson. Eighth graders: Elijah Antonelli, Brenden Asmussen, Alejandra Avilez, Zion Butler, Lorena Cervantes, Beau Cork, Samantha Ehrhard, Victor Flores, Vance FrazierLeslie, Timothy Freese, Brianna Hollister, Cheyan Kinkade, Adrian Mendoza, Ally Mershon, Breann Nolan, David Ornelas, Amanda Padilla, Wyatt Pershing, Bonnie Siegfried, Hunter Swanson, Johnna Terris, Conner Timm, Gustavo Valdez, Jewel Vanderwaal, Jacob Villalva, Katlen Wagner and Lexie Wahl.

The Tonasket High School Honor Roll Seniors 4.0: Lynn Hendricks 3.5-3.99: Jesus Alvarez, Megan Beyers, Rebecca Biernacki, Jessica Christopherson, Alicia Edwards, Raven Goudeau, Devin Hamilton, Karlie Henneman, Sierra Hughes, Wyatt OíBrien, Derek Rimestad, Dustee Sapp, Claire Thornton, Tashia West, David Williams. 3.0-3.5: Oscar Avilez, Kelly Cruz, Xochitl Flores, Brayson Hires, Breanna Howell, Courtney Jones, Sadie Long, Grace Maldonado, Emily Mills, Quinn Mirick, Tonya Nelson, Jessica Puente, Shane Smith, Christina Southerland, Dalton Wahl, Zachary Zanoni. Juniors 4.0: Leslie Iniguez, Norma Ramos. 3.5-3.99: Yazmin Cervantes Orozco, Anna Chavez, Kathryn Cleman, Kaitlyn Gildroy-Macgregor, Jonalynn Glover, Makalapua Goodness, Sarah Green, Diante Haney Williamson, Sara Holan, Elizabeth Jackson, Brisa Leep, Christa McCormick, Amber Monroe, Lupita Ornelas, Tucker Par-

Baked Potato Feed

“Carol of the Bells” by Leonovich and “Russian Christmas Music” by Alfred Reed will be performed by the orchestra. A Christmas Carol Sing-a-long will complete this enjoyable holiday concert.

Christmas Celebration LOOMIS - The Loomis Community Church invites the public to their Christmas Celebration, Sunday morning Dec. 16 at 11 a.m. There will be carol singing, children’s recitations, special music and a Christmas sermonette. Coffee and refreshments will follow.

Ring Around The World

TONASKET - Tonasket’s Junior class will be holding a Baked Potato Feed on Tuesday, Dec. 18 at 5 p.m. It will be held in the THS Commons. This evening will feature the Tonasket Tigers vs. Brewster Bears basketball game.

Christmas Musical TONASKET - The Tonasket Free Methodist Church is presenting the musical “Little Bethlehem Town” on Sunday, Dec. 23 at 4 p.m. The church is located at Stanton Loop Rd., which is off the Havillah Highway just past the THS softball field. The public is invited to attend.

Christmas Eve

due, Michaela Rampley, Marcelino Ruiz-Martell, Gesa Seidler, Cassandra Spear, Chance Stucker, Mahter Warren, Kjeld Williams. 3.0-3.5: Jamie Wilson, Daniela Capote, Jair Chavez, Kaleb Cholmondeley, Zachariah Collins, Selena Cosino, Tyler Farver, Kenneth Freese, Jeffery Fry, Michael Goudeau, Abigail Gschiel, Amanda Johnson, Parker Kenyon, Walker Marks, Norma Ornelas, Lindsay Rhodes, Levi Schell, Trevor Terris, Pete Valentine, Madison Villalva. Sophomores 4.0: Abran Alvarez, Jesse Holan, Alexander Mershon, Mary Naylor, Abraham Podkranic, Aspen Verhasselt. 3.5-3.99: Devyn Catone, Hilda Celestino, Smith Condon, Travis Deggeller, Tiffany Ferdon, Allison Glanzer, Yessica Gomez Chavez, Dimitriy Holubovych, Yejee Jeong, Colton Leep, Jesse Manring, Kallie Mirick, Haley Montowski, Brooke Nelson, Cheyenne Rainey, Tallulah Rietveld, Jimenez Sanchez, Dalton Smith, Timmarica Spellman, Anna St Martin, Conner Williams. 3.0-3.5: Elvira Alvarez, Daniela Bravo, Amber Burton, Kahlil Butler, Charles Carrera, Chad Edwards, Timothy Frazier-Leslie, Somer Hankins, Colt Hatch, Blaine Hirst, Frank Holfeltz, Austin Knowlton, Esgar Mendez, Morgan OíBrien, Jose Ortega, Jensen Sackman, Maria Salas Ramirez, Charlie Sanchez, Shoshanna Thomas-McCue, Michael Timm, Lucas Vugteveen, Alissa Young. Freshmen 4.0: Madeliene Graham, Trevor Peterson, Rade Pilkinton and Jenna Valentine. 3.5-3.99: Leighanne Barnes, Omar Calderon, Janelle Catone, Pablo Chavez, Bryden Hires, Baillie Hirst, Jordan Hughes, Kasey Nelson, Treven Nielsen, Rachel Silverthorn. 3.0-3.5: Daisy Alcauter, Micala Arnesen, Melanie Christensen, Cayden Field, Esmeralda Flores, Jonathan Freese, Christian Garcia Herrera, Dallin Good, Jevonti Haney Williamson, Cade Hockett, Alexee Howell, Corrina Karrer, Ashley King, Adrian McCarthy, Ulyses Morales, Vanessa Pershing, Sarah Quinlan, Hugo Sanchez Jimenez, Ashley Tobel, Rosared Walts, Kyra Whiting.


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Oroville/Tonasket School Menu Monday, Dec. 17: Breakfast: Belgian Waffles and Sausage. Lunch: Chicken Ranch Wrap, Sun Chips, Apple, Milk and 5-Star Salad Bar. Tuesday, Dec. 18: Breakfast: French Toast Sticks. Lunch: Chicken and Rice, Peas, Carrots, Milk and 5-Star Salad Bar. Wednesday, Dec. 19: Breakfast: Maple Bar and Yogurt. Lunch: Pizza, Caesar Salad, Peaches, Milk and 5-Star Salad Bar. Thursday, Dec. 20: Breakfast: Eggs and Potatoes. Lunch: Teriyaki Chicken, Brown Rice, Pineapple, Milk and 5-Star Salad Bar.


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OKANOGAN The Courthouse Complex will be closed on Tuesday, Dec. 25 in observance of Christmas Day Holiday. The Courthouse Complex will reopen for regular business Wednesday, Dec. 26.

Oroville School News Monday, Dec. 17: AAU Basketball 5:30 p.m.; School Board Meeting 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18: AAU Basketball 5:30 p.m.; High School Concert (High School Commons) 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19: AAU Basketball 5:30 p.m.; Community Volleyball 7:30 p.m. Tonasket School News Friday, Dec. 14: First Friday Coffee (ES Commons) 8:40 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19: Early Release; Spanish Parent Meeting (ES Commons) 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20: Cub Den Store



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Tonasket residents can drop off information for the Gazette-Tribune at Highlandia Jewelry on 312 S. Whitcomb PUBLISHER’S NOTICE All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination�. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate that is in violation of the law. To complain of discrimination call HUD at 1-800-6699777. The number for hearing impaired is 1-800-9279275

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WorkSource, Okanogan County 126 S. Main St., Omak 509-826-7310 Updated list of employment at

The Sutton Family wants to say Thank You to Kathy and Rod and to all of the city employees. The Fire Department & Ambulance crew, the Eagles, Thrivent and our family, The Oroville Free Methodist Church and the PC of G Bible Faith Family Church and to Mr. & Mrs. Ernie Wisdom, Bob & Deb Peterson, the Utt family and to Kelly and Susie and to Jack Hughes our auctioneer, all of our neighbors and friends in the community and to everyone that donated things and cam to the dinner and auction and for all your prayers and thoughts. Thank you and God Bless you! With love ~ Beth and Pat


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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 ser-

vice 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


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The Hornets’ Eddie Ocampo fights off an attempted cross-face on his way to a semifinal victory at Liberty Bell on Saturday. Ocampo finished second at 152 pounds.

Oroville wrestlers compete at Liberty Bell By Brent Baker

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Tonasket freshman Trevor Peterson drew Liberty Bell state runner-up Trent Skelton in his match on Thursday, but held out for the full six minutes in a major decision loss.

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WINTHROP - Oroville’s wrestlers trekked to Liberty Bell on Saturday, Dec. 8, to compete in the Mountain Lions’ five team invitational. With the small field of squads that included the hosts, Oroville, Brewster, Pateros and Okanogan, coach Chuck Ricevuto said at the tourney he was more concerned with individual results than any kind of team scoring. Taylor Robertson (170 pounds) was the Hornet’s lone individual champion, while Eddie Ocampo (152) took second place. Jordan Smith (106), Ronel Kee (113), Javier Castillo (126), Leo Curiel (132) and Corey Childers (145) each finished fourth. The Hornets host Davenport, Pateros and the portion of the Tonasket squad that is not heading to another tournament on Friday, Dec. 14, and travels to the Okanogan Invitational on Saturday.

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Corey Childers earned a fourth place finish at Liberty Bell’s tournament on Saturday, Dec. 8.


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EPHRATA - Tonasket’s wresCaribou Trail League tling team shook off a 5:30 League Total a.m. bus departure and earned Brewster 0-0 2-1 the team title of the eight-team Cascade 0-0 0-3 Ephrata Invitational on Saturday, Cashmere 0-0 2-1 Dec. 8. Chelan 0-0 0-1 The Tigers boasted four indiOkanogan 0-0 4-0 vidual champions and a pair of Omak 0-0 2-2 runners-up while amassing 159 Quincy 0-0 2-1 team points to second-place Tonasket 0-0 4-0 Ephrata’s 136. The only other Caribou Trail League squad, Cashmere, finished fifth with 91. CWL North Division Brent Baker/staff photo “Leaving at 5:30 didn’t seem League Total to have an ill effect on our wres- Collin Aitcheson earned an 11-1 victory over Class B state medalist Taylor Bridgeport 0-0 2-2 tlers,” said Tonasket coach Dave Woodruff during Thursday’s dual, as well as an individual title at the Lk Roosevelt 0-0 1-2 Mitchell. “They wrestled tough, Ephrata tournament on Saturday, Dec. 8. Liberty Bell 0-0 1-2 took naps between matches and ... Manson 0-0 1-1 wrestled aggressively.” 0-0 1-4 meet on Thursday, Dec. 6, as the Oroville well,” Mitchell said. Winning their weight classSeven Tonasket wrestlers will Mountain Lions didn’t have anyes were Collin Aitcheson (120 travel to Couer d’Alene, Idaho, one wrestling over 160 pounds. pounds), Austin Booker (170), for the prestigious Tri-State tourLiberty Bell, featuring a numGirls Basketball Frank Holfelz (195) and Chad nament on Friday and Saturday, ber of state medalists, provided Edwards (285). Taking second Dec. 14-15. a stiff challenge for those who were Jeffrey Stedtfeld (132) and The others will wrestle at did wrestle, though. Austin Caribou Trail League John Rawley (220), while Trevor Oroville on Friday against the Knowlton, Collin Aitcheson League Total Peterson (113), Dalton Wahl Hornets, Pateros and Davenport. and Jeffrey Stedtfeld each had Brewster 0-0 3-0 (138) and Derek Rimestad (152) 0-0 3-0 key wins, while freshman Trevor Cascade each placed third. 0-0 1-1 Peterson avoided getting pinned Cashmere Rade Pilkinton (106) finished 0-0 2-0 by defending state runner up Chelan fourth while Tim Frazier (126), Okanogan 0-0 4-0 Trent Skelton. Boyd Lorz (113) and Dyllan Walton (132) took sixth. TONASKET - The Tigers took “Our JV wrestlers wrestled in advantage of 30 points in forfeits Oroville Youth Soccer would like to thank the following another gym and also did very Being should be life to defeat Liberty Bell inofofthe athedual Beingasked askedaafew fewquestions questions should bethe thebeginning beginning life sponsors for their support of our 2012-2013 insurance insuranceprocess, process,not notthe theend endof ofit. it.At AtEdward EdwardJones, Jones,we wemeet meet

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SPORTS Oroville, Tonasket earn rivalry hoops split

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Left, Tonasket’s Colton Leep gets fouled by Lane Tietje early in Friday’s contest; center, Oroville’s Briana Moralez launches her tie-breaking 3-pointer with 40 seconds remaining that gave the Hornets a 34-31 lead over rival Tonasket on Friday, Dec. 7. Oroville held on for a 35-33 victory; right, The Hornets’ Dustin Nigg blocks a shot by Tonasket’s Michael Orozco but ends up a drawing a foul for his trouble.

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Tiger boys use big third quarter run to swat Oroville’s comeback bid


TONASKET - Tonasket’s boys basketball team shook off stubborn Oroville with a huge run in the third quarter, outscoring the Hornets 26-9 to break the game open on the way to a 70-47 victory on Friday, Dec. 7. The Tigers took an 11-point lead early in the second quarter, but Oroville scratched back to within five points shortly before the half. The Tigers scored the final six points of the second quarter and led by as much as 57-26 late in the third. “We came out in the second half with a little bit more intensity,” said Tonasket coach Agustin Pedregon. “We were just being passive. We were being content because our shots were going in and just relying on our offense.” The Tigers also fed sophomore post Colton Leep in the third quarter, and he responded with 14 of his 16 points as the Hornets struggled to match up in the paint. “I told our guards if they want to continue to shoot the three, they’ll need to keep feeding the post,” Pedregon said. “That sucks the defense in there, and you need to make them help on defense or do other things to keep them occupied.” The Tigers led 19-9 after one quarter and took their biggest lead of the first half of 11 points on Ian Young’s 3-pointer. But Connor Hughes, Dustin Nigg and Lane Tietje spurred a 9-3 run that pulled the Hornets to within 25-20 late in the first half. The Tigers scored the final six points of the second quarter, then went on a 26-6 run in the third before Hughes closed it out with a buzzer-beating triple. “We had three guys in doubles (Michael Orozco with 20, Leep with 16 and Dyllan Gage with 13), which is very good,” Pedregon said. “Trevor Terris really showed with his rebounds and assists and did a good job of making Connor use up a lot of energy. And Colton, he just had a great game. That’s the kind of game we’ve been hoping for from him.” Hughes led all scorers with 26 points. Roberto Juarez had nine rebounds for the Tigers.



TONASKET - It was by no means pretty, but it was certainly exciting. Briana Moralez drained a 3-pointer to break a tie with 40 seconds remaining and the Oroville girls basketball team held on for a 35-33 victory at rival Tonasket on Friday, Dec. 8. It was the only meeting this season between the North County rivals, which might be just as well for Oroville coach Mike Bourn. Last year’s narrow victory at Tonasket left him frustrated, and in many ways Friday’s win was a re-run. This time, after a 21-16 halftime lead proved temporary Tonasket held the Hornets to just three points in the third quarter and eventually took a 28-26 lead in the fourth - he tasked his JV coach and daughter Kelsey Bourn with guiding the squad through the fourth quarter. “I think I’m making them nervous by doing to much coaching during the game,” Mike Bourn said. “I need to figure out how to back off a little bit. “I told Kelsey at the end of the third quarter I thought I was making them tight. I apologized to the girls for causing them to tighten up and told them Kelsey was going to take them through, and I was going to be quiet.” Still, Tonasket scored the first four points of the fourth quarter on baskets by Amanda Johnson and Raven Goudeau to take the lead. Kathryn Cleman’s rebound put-back with 5:15 left put the Tigers up 28-26. With both crowds heating up - led by a number of bodypainted Tonasket wrestlers and a few blue-painted Oroville fans - the game took on the feel that a rivalry game should. “The crowd was really into it,” said Tonasket coach Mike Larson. “The girls haven’t had a lot of exposure to games like that. You’d like to come out on top but in every game you have a loser. I hate that it’s us, though.” Lily Hilderbrand hit a pair of baskets in the late going that gave the Hornets a 31-28 lead, but Baylie Tyus’ steal and score cut it to one with under two minutes left, and Devan Utt hit a free throw with 53 seconds left to tie it. After Moralez’s triple broke the tie, Katie Tietje added a free

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The Tigers’ Carrisa Frazier tries to drive past Oroville’s Lily Hilderbrand during Friday’s contest. throw with 12 seconds left to put the Hornets up 35-31. It wasn’t over, though, as Kylie Dellinger hit two free throws with 1.1 seconds left, and Elizabeth Jackson nearly picked off the inbounds pass at midcourt, but couldn’t get off a desperation shot as she battled three Hornets for possession as the final buzzer went off. “We nearly got a last second shot,” Larson said. “The game shouldn’t have gotten to that point, but we nearly pulled off quite a comeback. “We played pretty well defensively, but we haven’t been able to get our offense going.” Hilderbrand led all scorers with 19 points, with Tietje and Moralez adding six each. Johnson and Utt led the Tigers (1-3) with nine points apiece.

Chelan 64, Oroville 31 OROVILLE - Despite absorbing a 33-point loss, Bourn was happier with his team’s performance Saturday, Dec. 8, than he was with the previous night’s twopoint win over Tonasket. “That’s a very, very good Chelan team,” he said. “Courtney Dietrich is 6-1 and they had a couple of other tall players, too. They were really fun to watch.” The Hornets came out with greater intensity in the second half, Bourn said, and held Dietrich to just one basket after halftime. “Marissa Garcia did a great job defending her,” he said. “Brittany Jewett and Meagan Moralez came off the bench and gave us some good energy and Briana Moralez really worked hard all night.” Callie Barker led the Hornets (3-2) with 10 points. “I’ve heard some people say that team could win the Caribou Trail League,” Bourn said. “So we did some good things. We had 15 turnovers, and against a team like that, that’s not bad. They just shut you down.”

Kettle Falls 66, Tonasket 24 KETTLE FALLS - Kettle Falls outscored the Tigers 42-16 in the middle quarters on Saturday, Dec. 8 on the way downing Tonasket 66-24. Kylie Dellinger led the Tigers (1-3) with eight points.

Republic 44, Oroville 23 REPUBLIC - Oroville’s girls basketball team dropped a 44-23 non-conference contest at Republic on Tuesday, Dec. 4, as foul trouble throughout the game proved costly. The Hornets finished with just four players on the floor after Lily Hilderbrand, Callie Barker, Becky Arrigoni and Briana Moralez fouled out. The Hornets were just 3-of-8 from the foul line while Republic shot 19-of-38. “We really felt like Republic was the aggressor,” Bourn said. “But we were the ones getting called for the fouls. It was tough.” Republic led 22-12 at the half and put the game away with a 14-4 run in the fourth quarter. Callie Barker led the Hornets with six points and three teammates added four apiece.

Lake Roosevelt 60, Tonasket 36 COULEE DAM - Tonasket stayed with Lake Roosevelt for a half, but the Tiger girls saw the Raiders pull away in the second half to a 60-36 non-conference basketball victory. The Tigers trailed 30-27 at the half, but couldn’t respond to Lake Roosevelt’s halftime adjustments. LR outscored Tonasket 30-9 in the second half, including 13-0 in the fourth quarter. “We just didn’t do the things in the game that we do in practice,” said Tonasket coach Mike Larson. Kylie Dellinger led the Tigers (1-1) with 13 points, with Devan Utt adding eight.

Tonasket 62, Kettle Falls 47 KETTLE FALLS - Tonasket wrapped up its preleague schedule with an impressive road victory on the second of back-to-back days, defeating previously unbeaten Kettle Falls 62-47 on Saturday, Dec. 8. The Tigers again used a balanced scoring attack, with all five starters tallying between nine and 18 points. At least four Tonasket players scored in each quarter and the Tigers hit six 3-pointers, including three by Dyllan Gage and pair from Trevor Terris. Derek Sund, who through the first portion of the season had been saddled with foul trouble most every game, broke out for a team-high 18 points and six rebounds, including 14 points in the first half as the Tigers built a 35-26 lead. Gage added 13 points; Terris had 10 points, eight rebounds and seven assists; Michael Orozco added 10 points and seven assists; and Colton Leep had nine points and a team-high 10 rebounds. The Tigers (4-0) opened Caribou Trail League play Tuesday at home against Okanogan (4-0).

Chelan 74, Oroville 22 OROVILLE - It’s no surprise that a young team



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facing a superior opponent might struggle, and that was certainly the case for the Oroville boys as they fell hard to Chelan in a non-league basketball contest on Saturday, Dec. 8, 74-22. Oroville coach Allen Allie said that while he’s seeing plenty of improvement with his team overall, the squad’s shooting hasn’t come nearly so far. “We usually have one bad quarter a game where our shot seems to leave us,” Allie said. “But tonight we had four quarters. Our inexperience showed up tonight on the offensive end. We only made eight baskets all night, rushed our shots and didn’t always take the best one.” It also didn’t help that leading scorer Connor Hughes got in early foul trouble, and Chelan’s two big men made rebounding a tall order for the vertically challenged Hornets. The Goats (1-1) led 38-6 at the half and shut the Hornets out in the second quarter. “The frustrating part is we are playing and improving aspects of the game, but not our shooting,” Allie said. “You can quickly teach plays, defenses and strategies but shooting is something that can take a lot of time.” He added that the real positive was that the Hornets (1-4) have yet to give up on a game despite facing some large deficits. “That reflects well on their character,” Allie said. Joe Sarmiento led Oroville with six points, with Hughes adding five.

Tonasket 57, Lake Roosevelt 44 COULEE DAM - Tonasket used a 16-7 edge in the second quarter to distance itself from Lake Roosevelt in a non-league boys basketball game on Tuesday, Dec. 4, and went on to defeat the Raiders 57-44. Dyllan Gage led a balanced scoring attack with 18 points, with Trevor Terris adding 12 points and Derek Sund 10. The Tigers led 16-12 after one quarter behind seven points from Gage and a 3-pointer by Terris, but Sund’s six second quarter points nearly matched Lake Roosevelt’s output as the Tigers led 32-19 at the half. Gage added seven rebounds and three assists; Terris had six rebounds and three steals; Michael Orozco had six assists and four steals; and Colton Leep pulled down seven rebounds, including five at the offensive end. The Tigers (2-0) host Oroville on Friday, Dec. 7.

Republic 58, Oroville 37 REPUBLIC - One bad quarter, and foul trouble to one key player we too much for Oroville’s boys basketball team to overcome Tuesday, Dec. 4, in a 58-37 loss at Republic. Leading scorer Connor Hughes was relegated to the pine with three first half fouls and the Tigers used a 19-2 burst to build a 35-15 halftime lead. “Republic has a well-rounded group of kids that can shoot the 3’s and play inside, which makes it hard to pick one player and stop him,” said Allie. “Once again, it came down to one quarter. The Hornets’ coach said he liked what he saw in the other three quarters - Republic held a 39-35 edge there - at both ends of the floor. And though no one reached double figures, every player scored. “Each of them show great improvement in their game,” he said. “That’s what we want before we get into league play. Chase Nigg and Connelly Quick played well tonight, showing me what they can do and what we expect them to do.” Lane Tietje paced the Hornets (1-2) with seven points, with Gil Ildelfonso, Nigg and Hughes adding six each. “These kids are young,” Allie said. “I see so much potential and growth every game.”

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Okanogan Valley CHURCH GUIDE

Holiday Happenings & Christmas Services Tonasket Free Christmas Eve Candlelight Service Methodist Church Oroville United Tonasket Community

is presenting the musical “Little Bethlehem Town” on Sunday, December 23rd, at 4:00 p.m. The church is located at Stanton Loop Road, which is off the Havillah Highway, just past the Tonasket High School softball field. We’d like to invite the public to attend. This is also ministry to our community. We have prepared gifts for kids at the Juvenile Center and for CareNet.

Methodist Church

Located at 908 Fir, Oroville. Their Candlelight Service will be held at 5 p.m. For more information call 476-2681. The Reverend Leon L. Alden, Pastor and Teacher

United Church of Christ

Located at 24 East 4th, Tonasket. Their Candlelight Service will be held at 7 p.m. For more information call 486-2181. The Reverend Leon L. Alden, Pastor and Teacher

Okanogan International Chorus Presents a Christmas Concert under the direction of Lloyd Fairweather. Saturday, Dec. 15

at 7 p.m. at the Oroville Free Methodist Church. Admission Free. Everyone Welcome!

Okanogan International Chorus Present a Christmas Concert

under the direction of Lloyd Fairweather

Everyone Welcome Members are from Oroville, Osoyoos, Oliver & Midway

Sat., Dec. 15th at 7:00 p.m.

FREE Admission 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

The court found probable cause to charge Oscar E. Cervantez-Medina, 31, with third degree assault. He received three months confinement. The court found probable cause to charge John Duncan Bell-Irving, 25, with possession of more than 40 grams of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance. He received 10 days confinement.

Juvenile A Riverside juvenile, 13, was charged with third degree theft. She received 14 days confinement. An Oroville juvenile, 16, was charged with second degree taking a motor vehicle with no permission. She received 23 days confinement. An Okanogan juvenile, 16, was charged with a controlled substance violation. She received 10 days confinement. An Omak juvenile, 17, was charged with custodial assault and second degree attempted assault. She received 42 days confinement. An Omak juvenile, 14, was charged with possession of 40 grams or less of marijuana. He received two days confinement. A Tonasket juvenile was charged with fourth degree assault. He received two days. A Tonasket juvenile, 17, was charged with two counts of second degree burglary, four counts of third degree malicious mischief, five counts of theft of a motor vehicle, two counts of attempted motor vehicle theft, first degree malicious mischief, third degree theft, and trafficking stolen property. He received 45 days confinement and 450 hours of community service. An Omak juvenile, 16, was charged with second degree malicious mischief and second degree theft. An Omak juvenile, 14, was charged with operating without an ID. He received two days confinement.

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at: Oroville Free Methodist Church


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Chesaw Community Bible Church

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

MOLSON Community Christian Fellowship

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

RIVERSIDE Riverside Lighthouse - Assembly of God

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


Michael Engh, 25, Omak charged with disorderly conduct. Aaron George, 24, Okanogan charged with DUI. Received 364 days confinement and $2,361 fine. Ricardo Alvarez, 20, Tonasket charged with fourth degree assault. Received 180 days confinement. Craig Hall, 32, Omak charged with DUI. Christopher Long, 28, Omak charged with DWLS first degree. Damarah Lowe, 36, Omak charged with DWLS third degree. Glenda Ramos, 23, Omak charged with DUI. Jesse Russell, 29, Okanogan charged with DUI. Debra Southerland, 56, Omak charged with third degree theft. Tracy Stringfellow, 31, Oroville charged with obstructing a law enforcement officer. Gregory Talmadge, 53, Omak charged with hit and run with an attended vehicle. Brandon Thomas, 20, Omak charged with two counts of minor possession and/or consumption. Received 180 days confinement. Guilebalda Pedro, 39, Tonasket charged with no valid operator license with identification. Brody Verstegen, 30, Omak charged

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

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

Whitestone Church of the Brethren

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

Ellisforde Church of the Brethren

32116 Hwy. 97, Tonasket. 846-4278 10am Sunday School. 11am Worship Service

“Continuing the work of Jesus...simply, peacefully, together”

Pastor Jim Yaussy Albright.

To reserve this spot call Charlene at 476-3602 for details.

Do you have a Special Event or Special Person you want to honor at your church?

911 Calls and Jail Bookings Monday, December 3, 2012 In Tonasket, on 51 Spur 165, a vehicle with Washington license plates was buried in the snow on a road closed since Dec. 1. The vehicle is now behind a locked gate. Forest service was called to remove the vehicle. Gina Anderson, 28, booked for welfare fraud, false verification and forgery. Bryan Walker, 35, booked for DWLS first degree. Ranferi Torrez, 22, booked for possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell. Ashley Picard, 29, booked for DWLS third degree, three counts of DLWS second degree, and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. Tuesday, December 4, 2012 David Priest, 44, booked for second degree theft and false reporting. Pedro Rosalez, 20, booked for DWLS second degree. Paul Graff, 45, booked for DWLS first degree. Roger Barry, 43, booked for violating a no contact order. Edward Albrecht, 40, booked for theft second degree. Victoria Chavez, 43, booked for possession of a controlled substance. David Martinez, 22, booked for fourth degree assault and DWLS first. Vinson Haag, 58, booked for DWLS first degree, DUI, and hit and run. Lee Gardee, 31, booked for DWLS second degree. Maria Oliverez, 20, booked for second degree vehicle prowling. Michael Savoie, 58, booked for DUI. Cheryl Dick, 42, booked for DUI, three counts of DWLS first degree, making a false statement, and third degree theft. Deneen Allen, 29, booked for DWLS third degree. Crystal Baker, 37, booked for residential burglary. Wednesday, December 5, 2012 IIn Oroville, on Hwy. 97, a woman saw a male subject walking around the residence with a gun. Police arrived and found no suspect on the premises or evidence of suspicious activity. Carlos Castillo, 24, booked for possession of a controlled substance. Ryan Bass, 32, booked for four counts of residential burglary, two counts of PSP, trafficking first degree, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Shawn Fadden, 42, booked for three counts of failure to appear and 4 counts of DWLS third degree. Thursday, December 6, 2012 In Tonasket, on Stalder Rd., firearms, bows and a chainsaw were taken from a residence as well as a Mossberg 410 shotgun, Marlin 22 and an SKS. Luna Lopez, 32, booked for harass-

ment. James Pullar, 61, booked for DWLS first degree. Jessica Timentwa, 23, booked for DWLS second degree. Daggon Chaska, 20, booked for two counts of DWLS third and failure to appear. Joshua Chapa, 21, booked for DWLS third degree and three counts of failure to appear. Alana Vanbrunt, 26, booked for second degree theft. Scott Smith, 38, booked for second degree assault. Estevan Reyna, 22, booked for fourth degree assault. Dale Mcdougall, 44, booked for disorderly conduct. Michael Dennia, 26, booked for DUI. Carl Goins, 23, booked for first degree DWLS. Wesley Longstreet, 47, booked for first degree DWLS. Friday, December 7, 2012 Christopher Williams, 44, booked for third degree malicious mischief. Rose Condon, 35, booked for failure to appear and public nuisance. Saturday, December 8, 2012 John Thomas, 60, booked for felony harassment, two counts of fourth degree assault, violating a protection order, interfering with a report, and third degree malicious mischief. James Sweat, 28, booked for criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct. Tamara James, 29, booked for failure to appear and third degree theft. Raini Pichette, 23, booked for third degree assault. Joseph Martinez, 21, booked for third degree DWLS. Jason Hansch, 39, booked for possession of drug paraphernalia. David Piere, 53, booked for failure to appear and assault fourth degree. Dwayne Paul, 54, booked for DUI. Javier Lopez, 24, booked for two counts of fourth degree assault and two counts of violating a protection order. Sunday, December 9, 2012 Joel Cardoza, 29, booked for second degree rape. Oscar Cu, 26, booked for DUI and USBP detainer. Reynaldo Beltran, 20, booked for obstructing. Gabriel Beltran, 18, booked for obstructing. Amorita Trevino, 25, booked for third degree DWLS and telephone harassment. Marianna Cohen, 37, booked for DUI and two counts of reckless endangerment.

Marriage Licenses Vanessa Arciniega, age 30 of Omak, will wed Josue Garcia, age 23 of Tonasket. Steven Nicholson, age 42 of Omak will wed Lionel Orr, age 43 of Omak. Rebecca Severini, 38 of Omak will wed Brian Farrens, age 41 of Omak.

Correction In one of last week’s District Court stats we reported that Gerald Gudgel, 64, Tonasket, was charged with theft in the third degree. We erroneously omitted that the charges were dismissed with prejudice by the court. The Okanogan Valley GazetteTribune regrets the error.


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with two counts of fourth degree assault. Received 15 months confinement. Ira William, 23, Omak charged with no valid operator license with identification. Received 180 days confinement. Christopher Williams, 44, Oroville charged with malicious mischief.

John Felix Steg John Steg, age 89, passed away in his sleep peacefully at home in Oroville. He was born to Alseit and Elsie Steg in Sandpoint, Idaho where he experienced several outdoor adventures. Both he and his brother Bob’s childhood antics can even be found in some of Patrick McManus’ stories of outdoor life in northern Idaho. John’s own colorful stories included: fish tales, hunting, camping and bear stories. John wore many hats over the course of his life. He was a Sailor, Lineman, Radio Repairman, Packing Boss, Boy Scout Master, Beekeeper, Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather, Great-GreatGrandfather and Storyteller.

During World War II, he served as an electronic technician on the USS Mt. Olympus, an amphibious force command ship in the Pacific. It was just outside of Tokyo right after the bomb was dropped, riding out big storm waves. His patriotism was modeled to and expected of his family. The call of his Swiss beekeeping heritage and independent spirit lead him to grow his hobby to a beekeeping business. He met the love of his life and married his honey Betty Buhr on Feb. 27, 1948. For seven years he worked as a Lineman for Mountain States Power Company in Bonner County. They moved to Oroville in 1955, with three children, to become commercial beekeepers, serving area fruit growers for the next 41 years. During the next 16 years, John was also a packing foreman for Stadelman Fruit Company as his family grew to five children. In 1970 he added California almond pollination to the mix of beekeeping and honey production. John and Betty included their children and grandchildren in the daily beekeeping operations, teaching them not only the art of beekeeping, but also added life lessons. He was active in community organizations, serving several years in the Oroville Grange, and the American Legion. As an avid

Outdoorsman, he made a lasting impression on several young men as a Boy Scout Master. He enjoyed being the Grand Marshall at the Oroville May Day parade with a Bee theme. He served as a lay minister at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. After retiring he and Betty traveled around the United States on many adventures seeing places and events. They helped with catholic missions in Arizona, Mexico and Guatemala. John had a knack for telling stories about the events in his life that would always captivate his audiences. Family sing-along’s included John on the accordion, with Betty playing the piano. He loved to dance with his wife, even in the living room of their home. In the last 14 years, his zest for life carried him through despite the complications of a stroke. He will be missed, yet his legacy will live on. He was preceded in death by his parents: Alsiet and Elsie; Brother, Robert; and son, Henry. He is Survived by his wife Betty of 64 years; children: Don Steg, Lynn and Bob Johnson, of Oroville, Janet and Roger Dormaier of Lynden, Wash., and Susan and Kim Edwards of Kettle Falls, Wash.; 10 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 10 great great grandchildren. Rosary service will be held on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 7 p.m. and Funeral Mass will be Saturday, Dec. 15 1 p.m. at the Oroville Catholic Church. Following Mass there will be a military graveside service at the Oroville Riverview Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the charity of choice. Please share your memories by signing John’s on line guest book at Bergh Funeral Service of Oroville/Tonasket in care of arrangements.

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December 13, 2012 edition of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune

Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune, December 13, 2012  

December 13, 2012 edition of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune