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Wrestlers head to State;

Budley the Clown Retires

Basketball playoffs underway.

Bud McSpadden looks back on years of laughter and a few tears. See page A3.

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Oroville council approves rezone


Board renews Supt. Quick’s contract

Fuel available at Dorothy Scott Airport again



OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council approved a small rezone of property from commercial to residential at their Tuesday, Feb. 12 council meeting. The request for a rezone was submitted by Greg and Charlene Helm on property they own on the south end of town near Gold Digger’s bin storage lot. The issue was discussed by the council and Chris Branch, director of community development, in a closed record hearing presided over by Mayor Chuck Spieth. “The property and a lot stands kind of by itself next to the bin lot. They would like to rezone to residential to continue and expand its use to a second lot. The Planning Commission has recommended approval,” said Branch. “Has there been any opposition by the neighbors?” asked Councilwoman Neysa Roley. Branch said there had not been. “So far what they’ve done to the property is a vast improvement over what was there,” said Councilman Jon Neal, who lives nearby. Roley recommended approval of the zone change based on the planning commissions findings of fact and conclusions. The motion was seconded by Neal and approved unanimously, with Councilman Ed Naillon not voting because he had declared a possible conflict of interest when the hearing began. Branch also updated the council on Okanogan County’s Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan update process Cities participating in the plan have

It may have been Sunday, but it was no day of rest as man (or woman) and machine were put to the test in the Bonaparte Snowmobile Ice Drags. The racing started at 10 a.m. and went well into the afternoon. A great crowd watched from track-side, while other spectators enjoyed some food and refreshments from inside the resort as dueling racers hurtled their snow machines as fast as they could to the finish line. The racing was sponsored by the Bonaparte Snowmobile/ ATV Club as part of a number of events they hold each winter. For more information on the club call (509) 4862277


OROVILLE – After returning from executive session to evaluate Superintendent Steve Quick, the Oroville School Board announced they would be renewing his contract for a three-year term. “I move to approve Mr. Quick’s three-year contract as written,” said School Director Amy Wise at the board’s m e e t i n g Tuesday, Jan. 29. The renewal includes an increase in pay of $2,000 each of the next Supt. Steve Quick three years. “He will get $100,000 the first year, $102,000 the next and $104,000 the next. That still leaves him as the second lowest paid superintendent in the region,” said board chairman Rocky DeVon. High School Principal Kristin Sarmiento told the board that the school was focusing on TPAP (Teacher/Principal Assessment

“We had Tony Chavez, grandson of Cesar Chavez and he talked about his grandfather’s legacy. It was a very positive opportunity.”

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Conditions look good for ice fishing fest

Kristen Sarmiento, OHS Principal


MOLSON -The Ninth Annual Northwest Ice Fishing Festival will take place on Sidney and Molson lakes this Saturday, Feb. 16 “There are many volunteers that make this such a great festival. This year the fishing is projected to be much better than expected,” said Robin Stice, who organizes the event which is sponsored by the Oroville Chamber of Commerce and hosted by the Molson Grange. Reports of anglers catching trout over the past three weeks continue to come in. So far they indicate at least two three-pound fish were caught, according to Stice. “We were cautiously optimistic last fall with observation of some water quality improvements that benefit the fish. Today, we are very optimistic that contestants will catch fish if we don’t have a shrimp hatch the very same day as the festival,” she said. Her husband Patrick Stice has been caring for the aerator on Sidley Lake the past two years. He had the aerator in operation in mid-November 2012 long before the lake froze over, according to his wife. Sidley Lake is over 3,900 feet above sea level and generally has very thick ice which can impact the oxygen level. The aerator provides oxygen for the fish and other lake flora and fauna. “We have a few species of happy ducks this year that are wintering

Open water on Sidley Lake (left) near the aerator which helps to generate oxygen for aquatic life. The aerator’s compressor (above) was operated for 30 years by retired engineer and aerator property owner John Myrick. The WDFW and Oroville Sportsman’s Club is also involved in the project. Pat Stice has taken over the job for the past two years and anyone wishing to assist can call (509) 485-4002. at Sidley Lake,” she said. “And at least one eagle was sighted.” The Stices, who own and operate Eden Valley Guest Ranch, have been staying in contact with District 6 Fish Biologist Bob Jateff, with the state Fish and Wildlife. “He said we also have to be careful about sampling in January, since most of the low oxygen readings that are detrimental to fish occur during late winter (usually February and March). “The oxygen levels are better this year as is the PH. The lake’s


water level is somewhat higher and the WDFW planted 5,000 catchable fish near the end of the season last fall,” she said. Fishing registration will begin at 7 a.m. at the Molson Grange Hall. Stice said the Molson Grange has a great group of folks that will be putting on the all you can eat ham, egg and pancake breakfast for $8. “The Molson Grange hall needs a new roof and they will appreciate everyone’s support,” said Stice. Tournament fishing will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on either Sidley

or Molson Lake. The judges this year will have their office in an RV at Sidley Lake provided by Chamber President Clyde Andrews of the Camaray Motel. The non-fishing outdoor enthusiast may enjoy the dog sledding demonstration with free rides for kids near the Molson Schoolhouse Museum. Rev. Gary Forgey of Chesaw will oversee this activity and dog sledders will be on hand to answer questions and talk about sled dogs. Rev. Forgey plans to have a dog sled that he built on display in the Molson Grange Hall for every-

one to see close up. There will be an arts and crafts fair in the warm Grange Hall so friends and family of our fishermen that want to get warm or stay warm and have something fun to do. Last minute booth requesters can still call Jeanette Lamont at (509) 485-2035. Bud McFadden will provide entertainment for the social before dinner as the judges come in. The Non-profit group of Sitzmark Ski Area volunteers will be putting on an Italian dinner available in the Molson Grange Hall from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.


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Program). “Truly it’s going to benefit everyone,” said Sarmiento. She also reported on the Martin Luther King Jr. Assembly that was organized as one of her student’s Senior Project. The grandson of American farmworker labor leader and civil rights activist Cesar Chavez was the guest speaker. “We had Tony Chavez, grandson of Cesar Chavez and he talked about his grandfather’s legacy. It was a very positive opportunity,” she said. In her report to the board, Elementary Principal Joan Hoehn said this year’s Principal’s Challenge will be asking the students to read 6,500 books and to pass a test on each at 80 percent. The challenge this year is named “Raising the Roof ” in regards to the new roof that will be put on the building this summer. Hoehn said that the fifth grade, which is raising salmon eggs, has small salmon swimming around. She also reported on the new safety procedures in front of the building. “It has greatly reduced the number of people freely coming into the building,” she said. About the new pick up area Hoehn said, “Some people have been making U-turns, but it’s getting better. Actually we’ve fixed a lot of the little things that we had not realized were a problem.”

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HILLTOP COMMENTS Another beautiful week in paradise by Marianne Knight Highlands Correspondent

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Larry Visger, who has suffered from cancer himself, has opened the Visger Cancer Research Institute in the VIP Professional Building In Oroville.

The Visger Cancer Research Institute opens in Oroville ideas that he is unable to discuss at this time because of proprietary reasons. “This institute will allow me OROVILLE – Larry Visger has opened the Visger Institute to accomplish that. It will require for Cancer Research in the VIP large sums of money. These funds Professional Building on Central will be used to assist other cancer patients through my research and Avenue. The non-profit corporation is designs,” he said. The institute plans a grand set up to help with the detection, treatment and eduction regarding opening in the future, but for all types of cancer, said Visger. now that’s a “work in progress” as His office will be open Monday he continues to equip his office, according to through Friday Visger. from 9 a.m. to Life is too important He envisions 5 p.m. or you to waste, I want to use the institute as can see him by appointment. my talents and abilities a hub for canresearch in “My whole to help others while cer North Central life I have I’m alive and able to Wa s h i n g t o n . worked in He said he will design and do so....” be licensed in engineering... Larry Visger, seven states, plus until my work Visger Cancer Research Institute Washington, to injury in 1997,” raise funds. said Visger, About his who communicates via pen and own cancer, Visger says it was paper. “Over the years I have designed not due to smoking or any kind many things for many industries of tobacco use. He suspects that – automotive, marine, industrial, he was exposed to many potencommunications and satellite tial carcinogenic chemicals while equipment, commercial mining working on his designs over his equipment for here and other career. “Life is too important to waste, countries, race cars, boats, skiing, skateboarding, surfing and the I want to use my talents and abilimedical industry. Plus too many ties to help others while I am alive other things to mention,” he said. and able to do so. Our health is After being diagnosed with important to ourselves and our cancer about three years ago he loved ones. My facility is going to had chemotherapy and radia- be a ‘one of a kind’ in our region,” tion treatments. Then his cancer he said. Visger and his wife Michelle returned and he had to have surgery. The doctors removed his have lived in California most larnyx (vocal cords) in June of of their lives. They moved to Washington in 1996 and to 2012 leaving him unable to talk. “As a result of this I designed Oroville about 10 years ago. The Visger Cancer Research an innovative and unique voice synthesizer that will enable me to Institute office is located at 814 speak again,” he said. “It will also Central Ave., Suite 1. The phone number there is (509) 476-2591 help others at the same time.” Visger says he has several other and the fax is (509) 476-2908. By Gary A. DeVon

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Another beautiful week in paradise on our Hilltop (well, except for the blizzard of snow last Thursday). There is not a more beautiful place to live. A good crowd was in attendance at the Rodeo Club’s Thank You Dinner held last Saturday. As usual there were many, many potluck dishes to please your appetite. Not one person went home hungry. Are you, your friends and families ready for the Ice Fishing Festival over in Molson On Saturday of Presidents Day Weekend? It is going to be a big day, starting with A great pancake breakfast at 7 a.m. Register and fish between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Arts and crafts, music, games, raffles and just visiting with friends can be done in the Molson Grange Hall all day. In the afternoon the Sitzmark Ski Area Volunteers will be preparing an Italian Supper with salad and bread and dessert for $10, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The Fishing Awards will be given out as soon as the judges get all of the caught fish at 4 p.m. Adults $20, youth $10 to be part of the competition. If you need another activity to finish off the day, the Chesaw

Tavern is having “The Last Day for Tony and Pauline (as owners) of the Tavern.” There will be some food, live music by Mike and Clay, Harry and Stacey will have a Birthday Celebration. Sounds like a party to me. Did you think I left out the Pinochle winners? No such thing. The High’s went to Ray Visser and Sue O’Brien. The Low’s went to James Munroe and Mary Louise Loe. Traveling went to Beverly Holden. That was for Feb. 4 and 37 players. There will be a Benefit Dinner for Pauline Waits, of the Chesaw Tavern and High Country Real Estate. The Date is Saturday, March 2 and the Time is 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Chesaw Community Building. The Dinner Committee is asking for a $10 donation. The menu will be ham and scalloped potatoes, green beans, salad, a roll and apple crisp. Mark your calendar and come be a part of a good will evening. We know we can not raise enough to pay all of the expenses, but we can sure help with some support. There is a bank account set up at the Oroville branch of the Wells Fargo Bank in Pauline’s name. Donations can be made at any Wells Fargo Bank. (Pauline Waits) Highland Hooters (red hats) Bingo Casino Feb. 23. Call Marianne at (509) 485-2103 to get on the list for all the perks and check in promptly at 11:30 a.m. Until next time.

Jet ski race on Lake Osoyoos? By Gary A. DeVon Managing Editor

OROVILLE – The Oroville Chamber of Commerce has been approached by the Northwest Jet Sports Association about the possibility of bringing jet ski races to Oroville on Lake Osoyoos. Roger Harnack, publisher of the Omak Chronicle and an avid jet ski enthusiast, was at the Thursday, Feb. 7 meeting of the chamber of commerce. “Two years ago we started a race and a freestyle show in Pateros as part of their Apple Pie Jamboree. Last year we went to Soap Lake and the money they raise goes to build their giant Lava Lamp project,” said Harnack. He said that the association used to have events in Western Canada, but there haven’t been any in the past three years. “There used to be events in Kelowna and Penticton. With your new city park it would be a great opportunity to put on a venue at Veteran’s Memorial Park, rather than Deep Bay Park,” he said, adding that a race could bring in those people from Canada who no longer have the opportunity to see a local race. Harnack said races would be

Friday, Saturday and Sunday and that usually they attract 45 teams and a couple hundred tourists. “The difference between jet skis and the hydros is our pits are open and anyone with a jet ski can race. Locals can register the day of the race. Our youngest racer is my daughter and she is 10-years-old and rides a stand up jet ski,” he said. “The oldest, if he competes this year, is 68.” When asked what kind of support the association would need to put on a race, Harnack, who is also a member of the Okanogan County Tourism Council board, suggested the chamber apply for county hotel/motel tourism dollars. Oroville City Clerk Kathy Jones said she could help with an application to the city for their tourism dollars as well. Although a time of year hasn’t been pinned down, Harnack suggested August if it was to take place this year. Jones recommended the first part of June because Veterans Memorial Park is rarely full then. Other suggestions were for after Labor Day. The chamber board will continue to discuss the issue and decide if they would like to sponsor a race this summer at the earliest or in 2014

Selection Night for May Festival Queens Feb. 18

of the two girls,” said Michelle Smith with the May Festival Committee. As usual, selection Night activities for the royalty candidates include speeches, modeling and poise, as well as answering impromptu questions from the judges. After which, the community and the judges will vote on a candidate, with the top vote getter becoming May Queen and the runner-up May Princess. “The judges’ votes count for 65 percent of Shelby Scott the selection and the communities for 35 percent,” said Smith, adding that Selection Night is the only time in which votes will be cast.

By Gary A. DeVon Managing Editor

OROVILLE – Selection Night for the May Festival Queen this year will be held on Monday, Feb. 18 in the Oroville High School Commons starting at 7 p.m. Two Oroville High School juniors have thrown their hat in the ring for the crown Angela Nelson of 2013 May Festival Queen this year – they are Shelby Louise Scott and Angela Nelson. Shelby is the daughter of Kim and Brad Scott and Angela is the daughter of Marcie and Alan Nelson. “Anyone in the community is invited to attend and this is your opportunity to vote for one

Rezone | FROM A1 been asked to include a “vision statement.” “The staff has spent some time on the request and will be submitting a statement to you at the next meting for council consideration. Since the plan addresses wildland fire and flood I would like to work with Rod (Public Works Superintendent and Fire Chief Noel),” said Branch. The planner also discussed the Okanogan County Tourism Council. “I’m pretty impressed with what dollars they have, the OCTC gets about 2 percent of what the county has for tourism promotion. With their volunteers the OCTC promotes the county as a whole,” said Branch. He added that the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA), a Canadian tourism group from the southern B.C. region, had approached the OCTC to combine resources to promote the region on both sides of the border. “The idea is to bring tourism to our region,” Branch said, adding that the TOTA CEO Glenn Mandiziuk would like to promote multi-season tourism. “People come here for the sun, especially on the Canadian side. We’ve convinced ourselves that’s all we are. He wants to promote multi-season tourism,” said Branch. In another tourism related matter, City Clerk Kathy Jones said, “We were talking about dipping into the tourism reserve to have a real nice brochure made for the park. Veterans Memorial

Park has brought in a lot of hotel/ motel tax.” Arnie Marchand said a potential new event was going to be discussed at the Feb. 7 chamber of commerce meeting (see related article) and requested the clerk attend for input on location and potential funding from hotel/ motel taxes. In an unrelated matter Jones said she had misspoken when she told Chris Allen during the last council meeting that he could appeal a grievance about not being appointed to the Oroville Ambulance Crew with the Emergency Aid Board. That board is only able to hear grievances from people already appointed to the crew. She also said she had complied with Allen’s public records request of the city. Jones also reported on the transportation services provided by Okanogan County Transportation and Nutrition. She said that in 2012, OCTN provided 6,697 meals at the Oroville Senior Center and 1,114 meals were delivered to Oroville homebound seniors. There were also 3,058 transportation rides provided in the Oroville area using the door-to-door service and 13,817 transportation rides on the Oroville/Omak intercity bus. The city pays the OCTN $1500 annual to help pay for the service. Clerk Jones reported that fuel is again available at Oroville’s Dorothy Scott Municipal Airport. She said that the fuel cost the city $34,000.

Supt. dies in car wreck PATEROS – Omak School Superintendent Dr. Arthur H. Himmler, 68, died when his pickup left the road, rolled and he was ejected. He was on his way to a TPEP conference for school administrators from throughout the region. According to the Washington State Patrol, Dr. Himmler was


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driving his 2008 Ford Pickup southbound, about two miles south of Pateros. He attempted to pass in the northbound lane, lost control and the vehicle rolled and came to a rest on its top. In his report, WSP Trooper M. Goodall lists the cause of the accident as “speed too fast for conditions.”

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Love is in the air this week, as Valentine’s Day rolls around again. During the course of your life, you’ve probably sent your share of flowers and candy. But if your valentine is also your spouse — and, in particular, your long-time spouse — you may want to go beyond roses and chocolates this year to give a gift that can help lead to financial security. You can choose to make financial gifts in a number of ways, of course, and some of them could provide an immediate financial impact. But you may want to look even further down the road and consider what you can do for your spouse in the areas of insurance planning and estate considerations.

group insurance, which is often insufficient to adequately cover all the costs associated with maintaining their families’ lifestyles — not to mention future costs, such as paying for college. How much life insurance do you need? There’s no one right answer for everyone, so you may wish to consult with your financial advisor.

Life insurance isn’t the only type of protection you need to consider — because you don’t have to die to lose your income. In fact, statistically speaking, you are more likely to become disabled during your working years than you are to die — which is why you need adequate disability income insurance. Your employer may provide disability coverage, but, as was the case with life insurance, it may not be sufficient. So you may also need to consider adding a private policy. While it’s important to maintain adequate life and disability insurance, it’s still not enough to ensure your spouse will be taken care of if he or she outlives you. You also need to ensure that your estate plans are in order.

Toward that goal, you will need to work with your legal advisor to create the necessary For starters, do you have sufficient life legal documents, such as a will, a living trust, insurance to help provide for your spouse a durable power of attorney or whatever other and any children who may not yet be adults? arrangements may be appropriate for your Many people rely solely on their employers’ situation. In generating your estate plan, you

must consider many factors: the amount of assets you have, how you want them divided, when you would like them distributed, and so on. In any case, estate planning can be complex, so you will need to work with your legal and tax advisors before putting any strategy into place.

Life insurance, disability income insurance and an estate plan don’t sound like particularly romantic gifts. And you can’t really just “give” them on Valentine’s Day because it will take some time to assemble the insurance coverage and estate planning arrangements you need. But if you haven’t fully worked on these key parts of your financial strategy yet, perhaps Valentine’s Day will be a good time to start — because once you’ve got all your protection needs and estate planning taken care of, you’re really giving your valentine some gifts that are designed to last a lifetime.

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Budley retires the nose

A Winning 66th

By Brent Baker

TONASKET - At first, Bud McSpadden was just having fun messing around in a clown suit. But it didn’t take long for him to realize that his hobby was a powerful tool, and he never forgot that. It’s given McSpadden a perspective on more than 20 years of clowning that entertained countless people with his madcap humor, but has reached far deeper than he first imagined. So, retiring from clowning, as he’s decided to do, won’t necessarily come easily. And it’s mainly because once McSpadden’s behind the nose, he’s all in. “I’ve got some serious back issues,” he said. “When you’re hurting before you even start, it’s hard to get into the mood. “I kept thinking I could still do it and be mellow, but once I get around kids, I’m just a different person when I’m behind the nose. And that person isn’t mellow.” It started for McSpadden in the late 1980s, when he was working as a youth leader at his Spokanearea church. “Some of my colleagues said they wanted to start a clown troupe,” he said. “They said I was the first guy they thought of. So we went to a clown convention, learned how to do make-up and started doing it at church events.” A visits to a childrens ward showed McSpadden there was a lot more to clowning around than he ever imagined. “There was this small boy with cancer,” he said of one of his first hospital visits. “I came in, acting like a doctor, putting my stethoscope on his big toe and stuff. I was having a hard time, because he was hurting. But he laughed and giggled and looked like he had a good time. “When I was done, I bumbled on down the hallway. And the mom and dad came running after me. They was in tears. They said it was the first time they seen their son smile in the months that they’d been there. “It really made me realize I had a powerful tool in my hand. It shook me deep. I thought I was just goofing off, so after that I knew to go for those most in need. It really formed something in me when I realized the goodness I could do. It was simple, too, because I’m just a natural fool.” Those early hospital visits were all done in mime. McSpadden said he didn’t speak while in his clown get-up for several years. That actually proved to be an advantage on a trip he made to the jungles of the Yucatan Peninsula where he worked at a number of Vacation Bible School events, visiting a number of remote churches and sleeping in a hammock at night. “Because I had to do everything in mime, I could communicate better than most of my col-

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Clayton and Joyce Emry recently celebrated their 66th Anniversary by taking in a Gonzaga Bulldogs Basketball game in Spokane. The two said they really enjoyed the game in which the Bulldogs came out on top.

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Whether working at Vacation Bible Schools in the Yucatan (above) or as an ambassador of good humor for Tonasket (left, with Mark Peterson of KXLY TV, Spokane), Budley the Clown (a.k.a Bud McSpadden) could always be counted on to elicit smiles and laughter. McSpadden announced recently that Budley will be retiring from clowning.

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Oroville High School Principal

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leagues,” he said, adding that that particular trip probably did more for him than it did for the people he was there to entertain. “Being a farmer from Idaho, my impression of Hispanic people was not good as a kid,” McSpadden said. “But I got there and realized I was wrong. I fell in love with the people. It taught me a very valuable lesson.” Of course, in Tonasket many people know Budley the Clown from his appearances at rodeo and demolition derby events. His hijinks with the demo derby water truck are legendary. “I’ve done everything imaginable with the water truck over the years,” he said. “Water skiing behind it, swimming in it, snorkeling in it, fishing in it. After awhile it gets hard to come up with new things to do.” McSpadden hadn’t actually inflicted Budley onto a rodeo until he moved to Tonasket in the late 1990s. “I had kind of been thinking I’d been done,” he said. “But the rodeo club asked me to entertain at a demo derby, and it was very enjoyable. They probably didn’t know what to think of me. They just closed my eyes and let me do it. I’ve loved it, and it’s going to be very hard to give up.” One of his favorite rodeo memories comes with as unique a plaque as one could find, naming one Kaitlyn Renee Curtis “Intergender, interracial, intergalactic, mud wrestling champion of the world.” A mud-wrestling event semi-

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featuring McSpadden went awry when his scheduled sparring partner couldn’t participate. “I had this Nacho Libre wrestling costume, so I thought I would challenge any little girl in the arena to wrestle me,” he said. “This little girl commenced to tar the feathers out of me. She had me right down. She’d watched way too much pro wrestling on TV. “People still tease me to this day, four or five years later. My retort is that she was big for a third grader.” McSpadden knew that he couldn’t go half-way when it came to getting beaten up by third grade girls. He knew this past summer would be his last year behind the nose. Budley’s final appearance, as the 2012 Tonasket Demo Derby, featured not only McSpadden but his family. “I was very fortunate at my last performance to have them there,” he said. “My son is following my footsteps and he was the one who skiied behind the waster truck. That was powerful, having my family, my granddaughter there in the arena.” McSpadden said he is particularly thankful for the support of his kids - Amanda, Tommy and Buddy - during years of ridiculousness. “When they were little, they’d see me coming and run away,” he said. “I think they’re proud now, but at the time they’d had their fill of being the ones being picked on.” Living in in this area has been

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the perfect fit for not just Budley the Clown, but Bud the singer / songwriter / actor / entertainer. “There are still plenty of opportunities to make a fool of myself,” he said. “Plus I’ve been thinking of starting a guide service to get the handicapped into the outdoors, like taking people fishing or turkey hunting. I enjoy it and have access to some places where that could happen. “I came to Tonasket to flee the big city and get my kids into the schools here. It was the best move we ever made. Both my sons got Gates grants. This town has a lot going for it and it was great for the kids.” He’d “discovered” Tonasket thanks to his old friend Jack Goyette, with whom he’d served in the military. “I’m thankful that I was accepted into this community as one of the family,” McSpadden said. “Since I’ve been here I’ve mainly done local stuff. It was never something I did for money. A kid’s smile has always been payment enough.”

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Tigers’ season ends Chelan’s defense, size and Michael Amsel, Jr. too much for Tonasket in district playoff game BY BRENT BAKER BBAKER@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM

CHELAN - Chelan had too much size inside, too good of a half-court trap defense, and too much Michael Amsel, Jr. for the Tonasket boys basketball team to handle in its first post-season appearance since 2007. The Goats outscored the Tigers in every quarter on the way to a 54-34 victory that propelled Chelan to the Bi-District 6/7 tournament in Spokane and ended Tonasket’s season. “I know the kids were hungrier to keep playing,” said Tonasket coach Agustin Pedregon. “But one team advances and Chelan beat us out. It was nice to be in this position; we could have been sitting at home today. Instead we got to play in this play-in game. We’ve tasted it now. I told the guys, your next season starts tomorrow as far as I see it.” The Tigers didn’t get blown off the floor by the heavily-favored Goats, but neither were they able to mount a serious threat as Chelan focused on shutting down Tonasket guards Dyllan Gage and Michael Orozco. “They’re a stronger team and have more height than us,” Pedregon said. “They executed their game plan, and we were not able to execute ours. “We were trying not to turn the ball over and have Amsel take it 15 or 16 times the other way off that half court trap. We broke it OK most of the time. They had to work for their stuff.”

Chelan went on a 12-2 run early in the second quarter to break open what had been a three-point game. The Goats led 30-18 at the half and opened up a 20-point lead late in the third quarter. Tonasket made a bit of a run to close to within 45-31 and had several chances to get closer early in the fourth quarter, but several open opportunities at the basket rattled in and out. “Shots didn’t go down for us, and Amsel does a good job of taking over a game. ... He just has a killing instinct. It’s just hard to compete with that when a guy wants it that bad, too.” Gage finished with 10 points, Colton Leep had eight and Roberto Juarez scored seven for the Tigers, who wrapped up their season with a 9-12 record. Pedregon said he felt his first season as the Tigers’ coach was a successful one, and with just one senior (Ian Young) departing, is looking for improvement both from his team and himself next season. “Overall a great experience for our young guys (to make the playoffs,” Pedregon said. “I wanted to get the guys to believe in the system and that we could compete in this league. I thought we accomplished that. There were some games where the score didn’t show that but we had guys sweating on the other team, huffing and puffing. Gettting to this game was extra for this being the first year. “(Winning in the playoffs) is just experience. It can get old saying ‘We don’t have experience and we’re young,’ but that’s what it’s about. None of these kids have had this kind of experience. “The kids are hungry, and I’m hungry to be a better coach, to learn more. On my part, I’d followed (Chelan coach) Joe Harris for seven years when he makes it to state. When I think back I couldn’t picture coaching against him, against (Quincy coach Wade) Petersen and

Oroville to face Riverside Christian or Lake Roosevelt on Thursday in Wenatchee BY BRENT BAKER BBAKER@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM

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Tonasket’s Derek Sund gets fouled on the way to the basket during the Tigers’ season-ending district playoff loss at Chelan on Tuesday, Feb. 5. (Cashmere coach Keith) Boyd. So it’s good experience for me, too.” Pedregon said he was also thankful for the reception he and his family have gotten, moving into a new community. “I’m very thankful for their support,” he said. “(Athletic director Kevin) Terris has done a great job being there both in my good times and the lows, and encouraging me. The community has been wonderful and I’m very grateful for that.” Chelan (16-5) was led by Aaron Schramm’s 12 points and Erick Oscarson’s 10.

Oroville boys finish on a high note BY BRENT BAKER BBAKER@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM

OROVILLE - Now, that is how you play the spoiler. The Oroville boys basketball team’s playoff chances ended before the season reached its final week, but the Hornets still left their imprint on how the upcoming district playoffs will play out. Oroville finished the season on Thursday, Feb. 7, with a 55-46 upset over Central Washington League North Division champion Liberty Bell, just two days after eliminating Lake Roosevelt from post-season contention with another upset on the road. Thursday’s victory would have cost Liberty Bell a share of the division title if the two second-place teams, Manson and Bridgeport, hadn’t also lost that night. “It’s bittersweet getting the win and playing like you know you should have all season,” said Oroville coach Allen Allie, who steps down as the Hornets’ coach as of the season’s end. “We came in wanting to be the spoiler and take down the number one team in the league.” Connor Hughes celebrated Senior Night with a 27-point performance, scoring 10 in the first quarter as the Hornets took

a 15-10 lead. Oroville extended that to 27-20 at the half and held on to the lead throughout final two quarters. Liberty Bell’s Logan Szafas did everything he could to get the Mountain Lions (12-8, 7-4 CWL) back in the game, scoring 10 points of his 24 points in the fourth quarter. But Hughes drained an early 3-pointer in the fourth and hit 6-of-6 from the line down the stretch to seal the win. Joe Sarmiento added 11 points for the Hornets (6-14, 3-8 CWL) and freshman Juan Lopez added eight, but Allie said it was truly a team win for the second time in a week. “Our guys wanted something special for (Hughes),” Allie said. “Joe hit some big baskets. Dustin Nigg, Chase Nigg and Connelly quick may not always add a lot in points but their defense is what gives us a chance to win.” Allie, who said he took the job on a two-year basis last season, said he enjoyed much about this season, especially the fact that his team never gave up despite facing plenty of adversity. The squad played its best games against the league’s top teams. The Hornets’ 59-49 loss at Riverside Christian in January was notable in that the

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Connor Hughes scored 63 points in his final two games as a Hornet to lead Oroville to a pair of upset victories. Crusaders won every other league game by at least 22 points. “I love these guys,” Allie said. “(They’re) great kids who never quit and are fun to be around. These last two games are a fitting way for me to leave coaching. “I will miss it.”

OROVILLE 64, LAKE ROOSEVELT 59 COULEE DAM - Oroville played the scrappy underdog on Tuesday, Feb. 5, going on the road

to upset Lake Roosevelt and eliminate the Raiders from post-season contention with a 64-59 shocker. Hughes scored a season-high 36 points, including all 15 of the Hornets’ first quarter points, and the Hornets scored their season high in league play and second-highest point total overall for the year. “We went in wanting to be the spoiler since we weren’t going to districts,” Allie said. “We did just that. “Our defense is what we feed off of. We create turnovers and steals and tonight we were able to capitalize on that.” Hughes drilled five 3-pointers - including four in the first half and JV call-up Boone McKinney hit a pair of critical treys in the second quarter as the Hornets took a 35-32 halftime lead. The game started to slip away in the third as Oroville scored just six points and fell behind 48-41. But they finished with a 23-point explosion in the fourth, with Hughes (nine points), Chase and Dustin Nigg, Juan Lopez and Joe Sarmiento all scoring. “These guys truly play as a team and we wouldn’t win without the contributions of all,” Allie said. “Our shooting has definitely improved, which is what we were missing all season.”

Donkey hoops a hit in Tonasket

Loco and the Tonasket Pizza Company topped the Tonasket Volunteer Fire Department 16-12. The Blazers edged the Tonasket Pizza Company 8-6 in sudden death overtime to win the ... um ... highly competitive tournament.



TONASKET - Whether it was sport or slapstick comedy really wasn’t the issue. What it was, was a lot of fun and an unqualified success for the Tonasket Junior Class officers, who raised about $1,800 toward its junior prom funds at Thursday’s Donkey Basketball exhibition. Four teams - including two student teams, one “community team that included a number of school staff, and one made up of Tonasket Fire Department volunteers - competed in a tournament in front of a nearly full house in the high school gym. The Community Court Blazers won the championship contest over the Tonasket Pizza Company student team on athletic director Kevin Terris’s no-look reverse layup in overtime. But not before plenty of hijinks, donkey poops and a fullout face plant by elementary school principal Jeremy Clark. Junior Class President Kathryn Cleman said that ASB Vice President of Publicity Brisa Leep suggested Donkey Basketball as a fundraiser, and worked with class officers Cleman, Jenna Davisson, Elizabeth Jackson and Cassie Spear to pull it off. “It took many hours of our time to put together teams, get the word spread and mae sure that we had enough help,” Cleman said. “It wouldn’t have been possible without the help of (ASB advisor)

Hornet girls start playoffs on a roll BRIDGEPORT - When push came to shove, the Oroville girls basketball team found a way to elbow its way into this week’s Bi-district 5/6 tournament in Wenatchee. It wasn’t easy, but the Hornets outlasted Kittitas 32-21 in a Saturday, Feb. 9 district -play-in game at Bridgeport. Oroville managed just three points in the opening quarter of play, trailing 7-3 in what Oroville coach Mike Bourn called “an exceptionally physical contest.” “It wasn’t about basketball,” he said. “It was about survival. It was more like rugby and it took awhile for us to be willing to play that way.” Kittitas held three of the Hornets’ four leading scorers Lily Hilderbrand, Briana Moralez and Katie Tietje -- to just one basket apiece. The fourth, Callie Barker, came through with a season-high 16 points. “Callie thrives on that kind of game,” Bourn said. “If they try to push her around, she just doesn’t feel it. “I asked her what she was thinking during the game, and she told me she didn’t want this to be the last game of her career.” Barker scored eight points in a crucial second quarter run as the Hornets took a 14-11 halftime lead. And other than one hoop by Moralez, the Hornets’ entire second half offense consisted of Barker baskets and 10 free throws. The victory extended the Hornets’ (13-8) win streak to five and sent them to a showdown against White Swan in Wenatchee on Tuesday. Win or lose, Oroville plays on Thursday, Feb. 14, against either Riverside Christian or Lake Roosevelt. Hilderbrand finished with seven points and 14 rebounds, while Moralez had nine steals and Tietje had three assists.

OROVILLE 61, LIBERTY BELL 23 OROVILLE - The Hornets celebrated Senior Night by romping to a 24-4 first quarter lead, keeping Liberty Bell winless for the season with a 61-23 victory. The victory earned Oroville a share of the Central Washington League North Division title, which it shared with Lake Roosevelt with an 8-3 mark.

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OROVILLE 45, LAKE ROOSEVELT 44 COULEE DAM - Oroville hasn’t had much luck against Lake Roosevelt in recent seasons, including a 13-point loss to the Raiders last month. But all along, Bourn believed his team had what it takes to beat LR, and on Tuesday, Feb. 5, the Hornets themselves believed it as well after pulling off a 45-44 victory on the Raiders’ home floor. The reaction was tears of joy from a number of players who had ended so many games against Lake Roosevelt throughtout there careers in disappointment. “We started the game well,” Bourn said, “and the girls started believing. “We watched a lot of film from the first time we played them, We’d been disorganized and impatient, and by fixing some little things it made a big difference.” After a back-and-forth first half that ended with Lake Roosevelt up 23-19, Oroville turned in a big third quarter to go ahead 33-30 and had a seven point lead late that evaporated behind the hot shooting of the Raiders’ Keya Fasthorse. “She hit three 3-pointers from well beyond the line,” Bourn said. “All of a sudden (the lead) was down to one.” Briana Moralez hit two free throws and a basket, and Becky Arrigoni drilled a key jumper to keep the Hornets ahead. Lake Roosevelt had the final possession with a chance to win, but Briana Moralez got a hand on Hailey Chaney’s shot attempt to preserve the victory. Hilderbrand led the Hornets with 16 points and 11 rebounds, Moralez added 10 points and Arrigoni added eight.

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The Hornets led 40-8 at the half and played most of the fourth quarter with four JV players on the floor, except when Bourn decided to check his seniors in and out of the game for one last time on their home floor. For Barker, Tietje, Becky Arrigoni and Briana Moralez, it was their final game action in Coulton Auditorium. Hilderbrand led the Hornets with 14 points and eight rebounds. Moralez, Tietje and Marissa Garcia added nine points each, Barker had eight and Arrigoni added six. Moralez chipped in with five steals and Tietje had four assists.

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Snowmobile Ice Drags a lot of fun It was my first time at the Snowmobile Ice Drags sponsored by the Bonaparte Snowmobile/ATV Club and I have to admit it was a good time. Not only was the action fast-paced, but there were lots of people to talk to out on the lake while the competitors hurled forward in an effort to best their challenger to the finish line in the fastest time. I was pleasantly surprised by how many people came to race and all the colorful snow machines and riders in attendance, as well as all the people that came to watch. Bonaparte Lake Resort was doing a box office business as people ate, drank and shared in the conversation while the races could be viewed from the large windows facing the lake. These are the kinds of events we need more of – things that bring people to the county even when the sun isn’t shining, although there was plenty of sun on Sunday. Chris Branch, Oroville’s director of Community Development, was at the last Oroville Council meeting and was addressing just this point. Our region, especially once you get out of the Methow, tends to be geared to one season. Sure, there are winter activities, but we really rely on the our sunny Okanogan days to bring in the tourists. Branch said the director of the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association, the former head of Destination Osoyoos, suggested TOTA and the Okanogan County Tourism Council, combine forces to make us more than a one-season destination. I’ve always admired the folks up in the Methow Valley for seeming to have something going on even in the winter, whether it be cross country skiing or snowshoe softball. We need to follow their example and remind people that we’re a great place to be even when it’s not hot out. Besides miles of great snowmobiling trails, there’s skiing at Sitzmark and Loup Loup and there are sno-parks for those that like to cross country ski. There must be more we can promote. Back to what we know best, having fun in the sun: the Oroville Chamber listened to a presentation about hosting jet ski racing on Lake Osoyoos. Depending on getting the right date and finding the money to sponsor it, it sounds like a great idea. Roger Harnack, who made the presentation at the last chamber meeting, did a good job contrasting jet ski races and powerboat racing. Perhaps the most important point is it offers more of a chance for locals to participate in the actual racing, because, like snowmobiles, there are lots of folks who already own jet skis – while not too many of us have hydroplanes.

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Dear Editor, It’s amazing some of the instantaneous thought processes we go through when shopping at a store and encounters with various people. When we see someone we think we know, quick, have to decide how well we do or don’t know this person. If we do know them, should we wave and smile or pretend we don’t see them? How friendly should we be, whether a couple second chat or an extended chat? If we don’t know a person, do we ignore them, give a split second smile and/or a little eye contact? Then upon leaving a store do we have to be careful that we’re not driving away in the same direction at the same time as someone we saw in the store? Need to avoid them thinking they’re being followed ya know, or “whatever.” My brain can only process so many things at a time, and I don’t have eyes in the back of my head to see everything going on around me. Considering the popularity of the murder channels, are we all going to end up walking around everywhere with our eyes down to avoid eye contact with anyone. If I see someone who is possibly perceiving my actions as, “whatever,” I go the other way, look the other way and drive the other way. Even still, “coincidence” can come into play and something can transpire that could be perceived as “whatever,” but that we are totally unaware of, such as accidentally coming across the same person two or three times in the isles, or, maybe looking a fraction of an instant too long trying to figure out if we do or don’t know a person. If you happen to be attractive, heaven forbid if we look too long. Ha, then, someone’s probably gonna think a person is stuckup if they don’t pay at least a remote amount of attention. So where’s the line? It’s pretty narrow these days. We all probably need some serious therapy, eh? And the older we get the longer we may have to look to determine if we know someone. When I do see someone “that I know well,” who is actually safe to talk to and smile at without misperceptions, what a relief. I do choose to stay on the side of the line that allows a little room for at least a bit of a smile with someone I don’t know. Okay, back to the murder channels. What else do we have to do for entertainment since nobody goes out anymore. Who wants to risk going to jail for a beer. At least we’re all safe now. Hey, in the horse and buggy days, when they went out on the town and were done partying, they just went out and flopped in the buggy and the horse knew the way home. For


75 YEARS AGO: February 4 -11, 1938: “Thin Ice” starring Sonja Henie and Tyrone Power will be playing at the Osoyoos Theater Friday and Saturday. Bing Crosby, in “Double or Nothing,” featuring 75 musicians, none of whom play an instrument, composed entirely of human voices and have been called “The Sing Band” will play on Sunday and Monday. The Oroville Business Club will hold a special meeting at the Peerless Hotel on Feb. 5, at 6:30 p.m. This will be to discuss the pending matter of the county commissioners, whereby road money will be diverted from this district to be spent on the Disautel Road, already addressed by the Ellisforde, Oroville and Loomis Granges. Four hundred and fifty visitors in one day, in the dead of winter, to view the construction of the Grand Coulee Dam project, showing the interest in the gigantic project. John’s Auto Service of Oroville, John Kammers, proprietor, was recently appointed distributor for Pontiac cars in northern Okanogan County. Blue Lake had turned RED as reported by several people who have traveled to that spot. The lake is a small body of water located about five miles southwest of Oroville. For a couple of weeks stories have been drifting in about the lake changing color and that it gave off a terrible odor at times, resembling sulphur fumes or to be more specific, rotten eggs. Today we announce the newest “low priced car.” Hudson 112. This car has a 112 wheelbase, 6 cylinder engine with 83 horsepower and all for $836.00, says and ad from G. W. Bartell, dealer. The Oroville FFA basketball team are in the lead for the North Central

many of us the only social life we have now is at the grocery store, so thank you ladies that work at the stores who still know how to smile and be friendly. Guess we just have to ignore the paranoid ones. Incidentally, for murder channel addicts, out of the thousands of people who go missing every year, the stats show that about 200 to 300 are kidnappings that end in murder. Probably about 90 percent of those are in high density population areas and unfortunately are young females that have been raped or are prostitutes. Just some observations and hey, it’s winter. My brain cells need some exercise. PS Looks like the Gen Xers finally found something to irritate the Babyboomer parents. Seems they all aspire to look like they either just got out of prison or just got out of bed. Shaved heads, goatees, tattoos or messed up hair is in I guess. Now I know how our parents felt when all of us started looking like we crawled out of a hole. At least us Babyboomers just had to get a haircut, relative to tattoo removal for you Xers when your fad wears out. Bob Nicholson Oroville

Reverse decision on Assisted Living

Dear Editor, I am presently working at North Valley Assisted Living in Tonasket. I understand the need for fiscal responsibility and obligation, but I also understand the need for Moral Responsibility and Obligation. The closing of the assisted living has placed a hardship and strain on our elderly residents; mentally, emotionally and physically. They are often in tears, they are fearful of not having a place to go, and all feel that they are too old to move, most are in their 80’s & 90’s some in there 100’s. They are being forced to leave the comfort and security of their home, the stress has already caused, more symptoms of forgetfulness, confusion, complaints of not feeling well, profound sadness, anger and despair. This is a very fragile population, having this upset in their lives at this point and in this manner will make a profound impact on their health and the quality of their lives. There are not enough places (assisted livings and adult group homes) in our local area for some to be able to remain close to family, some residents have had to relocate to the west side of the state, Spokane and Wenatchee. It has been heart breaking to watch the 90 yr olds packing their belonging in a box and heading off to parts unknown to them.

They are having to leave friends at their (Assisted Living) home, for many, the area where they grew up and raised families. Some residents have no family left to advocate for them, their fellow residents and the employees of the assisted living have become their family. My opinion is that the board should have asked the public for help and input six plus months ago and told people then that if a solution could not be found that the facility would have to close, instead they only gave the public a couple of weeks and then made the decision to close without public discussion and before the planned meeting with the citizens group. When the Hospital Board asked for help, they should of allowed time, for the community group to come up with a plan and let them know what the deadline would be. After a fair process, if the decision to close was made at least everyone would have felt that all options to keep it open had been explored. Our residents are the pioneers who came to settle this area some as children with their parents, when the mode of travel was by horse, at a time when you looked after your neighbor and everyone helped each other. They would have never treated anyone as they are now being treated, have our laws and ways of doing business completely lost the Moral high ground, that our elders worked so hard to create? The right thing is not always the easy thing to do or the most financially sound choice.... But it is a choice, and we have a Moral obligation to take care of those who helped to build this area we call home. The Hospital Board needs to do the right thing, reverse their decision to close the Assisted Living, and work with the community. Respectfully submitted, Pamela Fancher Tonasket

Too many assumptions, not enough truth

Dear Editor, On January 9th, 2013 my father was arrested for disorderly conduct when sheriffs arrived at his home for animal abuse suspicion. The sheriff ’s deputies said that a call was made stating that the animals were without food and water, being starved. The call was supposedly made by a woman in Oroville who had only heard from another unknown source about the “starving animals.” My personal opinion, that’s called hear-say. The sheriff ’s office did not charge my father with animal abuse during that arrest. Almost two weeks later, on January 22nd, (not the 21st as stated in the Wenatchee World and Chronicle

ITEMS FROM THE PAST Washington championship. The score of the Heavy Team, defeated Omak 27 –11 while the Light Team won with 19-13. The players of the Heavy Team are, Robert Irwin, Bruce McPherson, Joe Pickle, Robert Kammers, Dan Hayden, Jr., Charles Cossett, Marvin Sherwood and Edward Jones. The Light Team consists of Ray Kammers, Rex Harden, David Stern, Leslie Doerr, Harold Thrasher, Charles Rice, Cleland Emry and Ormand Reed.


February 7 - 14 1963: The Timber and Road Committees of the Oroville Chamber of Commerce, with the Road Committee from Molson-Chesaw and the Knob Hill area submitted a resolution to the Okanogan County Commissioners requesting that a cross-country highway from Oroville to Orient be designated a Federal Forest Road as a step in getting the project under way. Stafford Lewis, in commenting on the project, said the highway would be a great boost to recreational facilities as well as being a farm to market road. Very warm winds and rain in this area Sunday and Monday brought what snow there was in the Molson-Chesaw area down to the valley Monday in such large amount that the banks of the Tonasket Creek could not hold it. About 7:30 Monday evening, the water overflowed the banks and rushed through orchards in the area. Water covered the county road going from Oroville to the East Lake District, from the Creamery Bridge to the Ben Holden residence. At the height of the runoff, water was from six to ten inches deep. Weather Wise: Temperatures for the past week are: February 6, 51 Maximum

and 38 Minimum; February 7, 49 and 34; February 8, 42 and 27; February 9, 44 and 27; February 10, 46 and 29; February 11, 48 and 25 and February 12, 51 and 19. There was .07 inches of precipitation on February 6. Bert Hyatt, 1942 graduate of Oroville High School, has been elected Vice President and Director of Sales by the Compton Encyclopedia Board of Directors. Bert was an outstanding athlete, a diligent student and exceedingly popular with his fellow students at Oroville High. Bert, in his high school days, supported himself during his last two years of high school and commented at his class reunion that “many days, all I had to eat was what could find, mostly apples.” Grocery Items: Avocados, $.10 each; Halibut, 6 to 8 lbs., $.49 per #; 4# bag of Pancake flour, $.39; Ground beef, $.39 #; 4 pkgs. Kellogg’s cereals, $1.00; six 10 1/2 oz. cans Clam chowder, $1.00; Grain fed young pork, half or whole, cut and wrapped, $.31 per#.


February 4 - 11, 1988: Voters of Oroville School District #410, said “Yes” to a special two-year $235,000 M & O levy in an overwhelming way at the polls on Tuesday. The levy receive 461 yes votes or 72.7% of the 634 votes cast while 173 “no” votes or 27.3%. The $235,000 would be collected in each of the 1989 and 1990 years at the rate of $2.89 per $1,000 of assessed property valuation. Several Americans traveled to Osoyoos to help our neighbors celebrate the Olympic Torch come through on its 18,500 KM journey to Calgary. The Oroville High School Band braved the bitter cold and played superbly at the torch ceremonies in Osoyoos

Weekend) deputies showed up to the property and told my father they would be back with a warrant that day. My father was arrested for suspicion of felony harassment and animal abuse in the second degree. Not surprisingly, the felony harassment charge was thrown out for lack of probable cause. Stated in an article in the Wenatchee World and Chronicle Weekend, 11 dogs were discovered in “poor shape.” So why is it that on the property report seven dogs and four puppies were written down and described but 13 altogether were taken to the Keystone Animal Rescue from my father’s property? In fact, two of the dogs and three puppies were actually in the care of my brother. As far as my father and mother knew, none of the females were pregnant and if they were, it obviously was too early to tell. There have been pictures posted on the Facebook page of the Keystone Animal Rescue which actually showed 12 different dogs/ puppies. Where is the 13th? The rescue wasn’t informed on hardly any information, such as which puppies belonged to the females and how old they are. They also all have names that would have been a huge help for the animal rescue to know about. To clear things up for those of you who are already bad mouthing my father, there are things you don’t know. My brother, with my parents help, took in the female (Calypso) that is in the worst condition along with her three puppies (three puppies, not two). They were giving these animals a home and shelter rather than being shot by the previous owners. There was food, water and shelter for all 13 of these dogs. I have pictures taken on my own personal phone of the puppy stated to be in the worst condition two days before my father was arrested. He honestly looks healthier in the picture I have than the one submitted in the article about him and the other 10 dogs. Last but not least, what exactly is considered as a “puppy mill?” Only five puppies were taken in, three of which were 11-weeksold and the other two only four weeks. My father is being slandered on the radio, on Facebook and now in the paper as well. It’s heartbreaking to hear and read these false things about him. If only people would consider other alternatives rather than assuming my father is starving animals on his property. He is the biggest animal lover I know and cares just about as much for each of those animals as he does for his four children. Sincerely disappointed, Jennifer Reed Oroville

with Jeff Sandburg as their leader. Leona and Ralph Beyers, from Ralph’s TV, were the first prize winners in the raffle drawing held during Open House of the Okanogan River Natural Foods Co-op. They won a Wizard wood stove made and donated by Bob and Jane Thompson. Real estate: Attractive two bedroom house, located in city limits, on a corner lot. Partial basement includes refrigeration, range and curtains. Only $24,500 with $2,500 down, $250 per month at 10 percent interest; Lake Frontage: 2 bdrm 1.5 bath with 200 feet of lake frontage. Total of 2.2 acres and the home is ready to move in now. Price reduced to sell at $80,000 with excellent terms. Just prior to being crowned “Miss Rodeo Washington,” 1988, Sarah Beeman gave a talk on “The Spirit of Washington.” Following came a lovely coronation ceremony. Most everyone is aware the North Omak School recently had a fire and children of K through 2nd grade were left without books. Realizing the problem, the Tonasket Elementary third grade classes of Joyce Callison, Jane Brown and Rosemary Zook, a total of 87 children, have been collecting new and used books at that grade level. On Feb. 10, Joyce Callison will deliver the many books collected. A very nice gesture on the part of Tonasket’s third graders and their teachers. A new and different kind of business is emerging in Tonasket. This new business is named “Bearly Business” and is run by two local ladies. Meri Weeks is a talented artist to which her painted windows will attest. Donna Bonham is from Oroville with experience in singing telegrams. They will do singing telegrams, children’s parties, gift selection and wrapping, delivery and even clean up. What do Meri and Donna have to say about this? “Our work is so much fun, it’s Bearly Business.

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Okanogan Valley Life Feels like a heat wave Community Bulletin Board

Wow! We’ve been having a heat wave! Temperatures into the forties. And sunshine! Melting snow and a real mess under foot, but this too shall pass. Anyhow, we can begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel, bringing us better weather and just be thankful that we aren’t living on the East Coast, w h e r e new snow is up to t h r e e THIS & THAT feet deep in some Joyce Emry places. T h i s day marks the middle of February and March is right around the corner. So, that brings us to another Red Cross blood drive, at the United Methodist Church on Wednesday, March 6. The time is noon to 4 p.m. To make an appointment call 1-800-7332767. There are still some folks living, especially World War II veteran’s, that have a bad taste in their mouth about the Red Cross, and perhaps rightly so, but that was then and this is now, and we shouldn’t hold a grudge forever, should we? They do a lot of good, in many instances, and there have been so many disasters, so close together, that they do need donations to keep on top of things. A gathering of friends and family were on hand for the Memorial services of George Barker, last Saturday. George was an “old timer,” well liked by many. His wife, Winnie, of many years had

Whole Again Submitted by Daralyn Hollenbeck NCW Blue Star Mothers

The Administration’s plan to remove all combat troops from Afghanistan is good news in my view. My son is on deck to be deployed! As far as the wisdom of that plan, I’ll let the politicians and military leaders hash that one out. As a Blue Star Mom (a mother of an active duty military man/woman) I breathe a sigh of relief at even the rumors of such a plan. However, we need to face the reality of the fine print. Our post2014 presence in Afghanistan will not remove Special Operations Forces, counterterrorism forces,

Fabulous Fondue fundraiser By Jackie Valiquette North Valley Community Schools

This will be something new to do! See the Community Calendar this issue, and watch for flyers around town publicizing the “Fabulous Fondue” affair at Esther Bricques Winery on Sunday, Feb. 24 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. No dinner needed – you’ll get all you can eat with a variety of hot and cold fondues and dippers, and a table full of appetizers. Wine and

been in the hospital with foot problems, but is home now and improving. Many of the residents from North Valley Assisted Living have now found new living quarters, and some are still in a quandary as to what is in store for them. There is much “scuttlebutt” going around in the communities of Oroville and Tonasket, as to why this happened. My only question is why the problem was let go for so long before making it known to the public. I feel that the situation could have been remedied, one way or another, if the communities had been informed, instead of waiting ‘til the 11th hour, when it was too late. That is, of course, just my opinion, but I hear many folks making similar remarks. A sad happening, further down the valley is the loss of the Omak school superintendent, due to his instant death, as he hit ice, while traveling to Wenatchee, the latter part of last week. When the sun comes out we sometimes tend to forget about those icy spots that are lurking in shady places. Word comes from Beverly Storm in California, that she is on her way home, by way of Arizona, where she will attend the annual Okanogan County/ Oroville picnic and see the many “snowbirds” that are gathered in the Yuma area. Hopes for speedy recovery for Jack Lorz, who underwent surgery last Monday, and for Dave Reynolds, who has serious eye problems and is taking shots to help save his “good” eye. For those who don’t remember, Dave is former mayor of Oroville, and husband of Doris “the other twin” of Dee Patterson. Another win for Gonzaga bas-

ketball team, last Saturday night. This time we got the recording of the end of the game, instead of some weird thing on another channel, with the help of grandson, Jason. These new-fangeled gadgets are just too complicated for us, to get them to do what we want them to. We need a “101” class in remote controls. Ellen Roberts was able to attend church last Sunday, from her new residence, near Riverside. She had resided in NV Assisted Living, and the drive for her son, Gary, was not that great. With some sunshine for the day they made it on time, even at the early hour of 9 a.m. Ellen, who has been attending United Methodist since 1935, is 102-years-old and her week just doesn’t seem complete if she can’t continue attending church and see the “rest of her family.” What a gracious lady she is! The Thursday pinochle group that I play with met at my house, for the first time since before Christmas. Sickness, bad driveways and multiple other things have kept apart, but hopefully we can continue on as before. A reason for not being able to lose weight was given by one woman, was the fact that she had a lot of magnets on the refrigerator door and they just keep pulling her toward it, where she always finds something tempting to snack on. Now, is that a lame excuse or what? Once again the second grade students at Oroville have made Valentine hearts and hung them from the ceiling of the gazebo in Centennial Park on Main St. Take a few minutes to stop by and admire them and let the students and their teachers know you appreciate their efforts.

NCW Blue Star Mothers

Until the day when all our troops are truly home, “there will be a seat left open, a light left on, a favorite dinner waiting, a warm be made, there will be walks to take, swings to push and baths to give, on your block at the school, in your church, because in your home, in our hearts you’ve been missed, you’ve been needed, you’ve been cried for, prayed for, you’ve been the reason we push on, half the battle is just knowing, this is half the battle, because when you are home, we are more than a family, we are a nation that is whole again.” (Jeep Super Bowl commercial 2013). If you are in need of a compeer, someone who’s walked your path before or are walking it now, contact us at 485-2906; facebook. com/

military trainers, and some support and security staff. Some of our local soldiers are in that group. We also currently have hometown soldiers in Kuwait, On Ship, Qatar, Kyrgystan, Bahrain, South Korea, Djibouti, U.A.E., Egypt, Oman, Philippines, Germany, Italy, Japan Saudi Arabia, Cuba, Ethiopia, Timor, and undisclosed locations. When we hear “by the end of next year, America’s war in Afghanistan will be over” (Obama, Feb. 2013), we need a reality check on what that really means to the typical military family’s life.

The Learning Tree soft drinks will be available. This is a special fund-raising event for North Valley Community Schools and tickets will be sold at the door. Classes coming up include Landlord and Tenant Law on Thursday, Feb. 21. The landlord-tenant relationship is an important one and you need to understand your responsibilities. Want to Learn Spanish? will be four sessions beginning on Feb.

Lawsons to perform during Feb. birthdays

Oroville Senior News

Submitted by Dolly Engelbretson

our entertainment on this Friday, Feb. 15. By the time you read this, Helen Casey will have given us some insight into the whys and wherefores of the closing of the Assisted Living Facility. On the 26th of February, John Akins, owner of Harvest Foods, will be here to tell us about his family and the acquisition of the Prince’s store here in Oroville.

Oroville Senior Center

We will resume setting a birthday table for those who have a birthday during the month. This will coincide with the music provided monthly by John and Joy Lawson and their Canadian friends. They will be playing for

Steak Feed Feb. 16 Submitted by Sue Wisener Eagles Aerie No. 3002

We have heard that spring will. come early lets hope so for most. The District meeting will be at Oroville #3865 at 1 p.m. and you should come to support for the people, donations and lots more. Our Crab feed went well thanks to all, proceeds will go towards Scholarship for Education for students wanting a better education. There will be our Annual Steak

Tonasket Eagles Feed on Saturday, Feb. 16 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Karaoke to follow by Linda Wood. Come and enjoy only $10 per person for an 8 oz. steak, plus much more. We are having an Afghan Raffle for Peggy Burton’s medical expenses. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. We are still looking for any volunteers that would like to do so.

21. Always popular, this class is for those who want to have a beginning grasp of the language to use locally or in your travels. Human Design on Thursday, Feb. 28 will help you discover who you are using practical strategies, and how you can live up to your potential. Call Ellen at (509) 476-2011 to register for a class. You can also sign up online, drop by the NVCS office at the north end of Oroville High School or send a message to our new email address, Be sure to include your phone number. Pinochle Scores for Feb. 9: Ken Ripley won the door prize; most pinochles went to Lani Thompson; high woman score went to Liz Moody; high man score went to Ken Ripley. Pinochle Scores for Feb. 2: Door prize was won by Danny Weitrick; most pinochles was won by Jan Harper; the high woman score was won by Delores Hogue; high man score was won by Leonard Paulsen. Delores and Leonard were partners when they got 1,500 pinochle. No wonder they were high. More next time. Friday Night Burgers will be as follows on Feb. 15, Slaw Burger, includes slaw, chili, burger and the works. Be here for burgers and bingo. Memorial for Smokie Stover will be Saturday, Feb. 23 at 1 p.m. Please come and remember his life with others. Pinochle Scores: as of last Sunday are: 1st - Jerry Cooksey, 2nd place - Julie Hovland, Low Score - Leonard Paulsen, Last Pinochle - Betty Paul. We wish anyone who is ill a speedy recovery to good health. God Bless you all, the Biggest Little Eagles in the state.

Ballroom Dance Lessons

TONASKET - Ballroom Dance Lessons each Thursday, this week it will be Thursday, Feb. 14 at the Tonasket Cultural Center from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cost $5 per guest. Get ready for the Tonasket “Have a Ball” on March 2 at 6 p.m. to ? Fine dining, free dance lesson, photographer. Contact Jinnie Bartholomew at (509) 485-2039.

Oroville Grange Flea Market

OROVILLE – The Oroville Grange will hold a flea market on Saturday, Feb. 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 622 Fir St. Watch for signs on Hwy. 97 on the south end of town. A lot of new vendors and bargains. Tables for rent to sell your items. Lunch available at 11:30 a.m. Coffee all the time. For more information call Betty Steg at (509) 476-3878.

Landlord & Tenant Law

TONASKET – If you are a landlord or a tenant, you have rights – and you have responsibilities. If you have a rental property or are thinking about purchasing one, this class is for you. It’s also for those who are renting or thinking of becoming a tenant. The laws for both are important. Understand them before you

Sweetheart Dinner Feb. 16

enter into such a relationship. This class, Landlord and Tenant Law, will take place in Tonasket on Thursday, Feb. 21. It’s one session with our expert, Roger Castelda. Call Ellen at (509) 476-2011, email community. or register online at

TES PTO Winter Carnival

TONASKET - The Tonasket Elementary PTO is hosting their third annual Winter Carnival on Friday, Feb. 22 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Tonasket Elementary School. This year’s theme is Rock n Roll Carnival. There will be Karaoke, dancing, games, food, prizes and more.

Fabulous Fondue!

OROVILLE – This “fun fondue affair” will take place at the Esther Bricques Winery on the afternoon of Sunday, Feb. 24 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Guests can expect several fabulous fondues and dippers, appetizers galore, live music and conversation. What better place to have such an event than this charming vineyard surrounded by giant trees! Wine and soft drinks will be available, and children are welcome. This is a fund-raising event for North Valley Community Schools and tickets will be sold at the door, $10 for adults and $5 for children

Eagledom at Work

Submitted by Gai Wisdom Eagles Auxiliary

Vivian Taylor’s Benefit Dinner and Auction was a huge success thanks to a loving and generous community. We had 60 people for dinner and most stayed for the auction. Many thanks to you and to the firemen, our local merchants, Ken Neal and the rest of the Eagle brothers and sisters. On Feb. 16 we’ll have our Sweetheart Dinner. We will be eating roast pork and all fixins’ for $8. We’ll start at 6 p.m. and The Robin Ellis Band will be there to


entertain us after dinner. Bring a sweetheart and come on down. Sunday the 17th is the District #10 meeting in our Aerie. We start at 1 p.m. and we’ll have nominations for District offices. It will be a good day with good friends. The next Sunday, Feb. 24, is the Chili/Cornbread Cook-off! There are sign-up sheets with the rules at the Aerie. Hotten’ up your best pot and come on down. We’ll wrap up the afternoon with an ol’ fashioned broomstick pool meet. Another good day at the Eagles. Our Men’s meetings are the first


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Miss Omak Stampede Fundraiser

OKANOGAN – There will be a Miss Omak Stampede dinner and auction fundraiser for travel expenses on March 2nd at the Okanogan Eagles at 1820 2nd Ave. N. Dinner at 6 p.m., live auction at 7 p.m. Baron of Beef and BBQ Chicken $12/adults, $10/ klds 10 and under. Come enjoy an “Enchanted Country Evening.”

Dollars for Scholars Variety Show

OROVILLE - The Oroville Dollars for Scholars has scheduled this year’s Variety Show/Silent Auction for Friday, March 15. Application forms are available from Eric.Styles@oroville. or call (661) 313-3448. To donate auction items please contact Glenna Hauenstein at (509) 476-2416.

Food Banks

TONASKET and OROVILLE Food Banks are running on their usual schedules. In Tonasket, contact Jack Gavin (509) 486-2480; in Oroville, contact Jeff Austin (509) 476-3978 or Sarah Umana (509) 476-2386.

and third Tuesdays of the month and the Ladies meet on the second and fourth Tuesdays. Mondays are Taco Night, Wednesdays Pool Burgers Night and Thursdays we play Bingo and eat Burgers and More. Friday is Steak Night, Meat Draw and Karaoke. Saturdays are when we do an Open Mike Night, excepting special events. Meat Draw will be every other Friday in February and March. This is temporary and we’ll be back on schedule soon. The dates for Meat Draw are Feb. 15 and March 1, 15 and 29. Come join your brothers and sisters at your Eagles and bring your friends. Find out what’s happening at your club and join in. As always, We Are People Helping People.


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Domeward Bound LOCAL WRESTLERS HEADING TO Five wrestlers, three alternates head for STATE FINALS TOURNAMENT Tacoma as Tigers take

Aitcheson Tonasket, 120 lbs.


Tonasket, 160 lbs.


Tonasket, 126 lbs.

3rd in 1A regional By Brent Baker

CHELAN - Eight Tonasket wrestlers, including five automatic qualifiers, survived Saturday’s District 6/7 Regional Tournament at Chelan to earn spots at this weekend’s state 1A finals at Mat Classic XXV at the Tacoma Dome. The Tigers and their Caribou Trail League brethren flexed their muscle as the league dominated its head-to-head matchup with the Northeast A League, sweeping the top three team spots, claiming eight of 14 individual titles and 34 of 56 available state tournament berths. Quincy took the team regional championship over Chelan, with the Tigers third. Tonasket alum Patrick Mitchell’s Chewelah squad placed fourth. “It was its usual emotional rollercoaster ride,” said Tonasket coach Dave Mitchell. State tournament veterans Collin Aitcheson (120 pounds), Jeffrey Stedtfeld (126) and Austin Booker (160) each wrestled their way to their respective regional championship matches before taking second place. Jorge Juarez (126) and John Rawley (195) took third while Trevor Peterson (113), Dalton Wahl (132) and Tanner Good (285) finished fifth. Also wrestling was Austin Knowlton (170). Aitcheson and Stedtfeld both wrestled in the Tacoma Dome last season, while Booker qualified two years ago but was injured midway through last season. Aitcheson pinned Riverside’s Austin Calder in his first round regional match, edged Ivan Love of Riverside 7-3 in the semifinal and lost to Darius “Hootie” Judd 5-2 in the championship. “It feels great to go back to the dome for another chance at a state title,” Aitcheson said. “Mitchell and Cole, along with my family and friends, have been there for me at every turn to guide an support me. I thank the Lord for all they have given to me.” Stedtfeld beat Chewelah’s Kyle Connell 12-4 and pinned Riverside’s Tyler Jack before losing 14-4 to Lakeside’s Klint Brown for the title.

Terry Mills/submitted photo

Tonasket assistant wrestling coach Cole Denison was named the Region 4 Assistant Coach of the Year at Saturday’s regional tournament. Booker was edged 4-3 by Quincy’s Antonio Melendez for the title after pinning Chewelah’s Nathaniel Finley and Quincy’s Andy Vargas. “I feel like a have a lot of pressure riding on me to do good at state,” Booker said. “So I’m more nervous now then I’ve been for anything. My plan of attack is take it one match at a time, go out in a ball of fire and leave it all on the mat. Juarez, a freshman, won his third place match 6-5 over Julio Vera of Chelan. Like his teammate Stedtfeld, his only loss on the day was to Klint Brown (7-4). Juarez beat Freeman’s Christian Goldbach and survived a wild 19-13 decision over Tyler Jack to reach the consolation final. “It has been a huge accomplishment making it to state this year,” Juarez said. “Next weekend I plan to wrestle the best I can and give it my all. It’s been an honor to wrestle with my teammates, and I’m excited to go to state with them. My coaches were a huge help this season.” Rawley beat Chewelah’s Josh Hanley twice on the day, opening with a 10-0 major decision and taking the third place match, 4-0. Rawley’s lone loss came to regional champ Alex Cortez of Chelan, and he pinned Freeman’s Brian Hogan to reach the third place match. “I’ve been going to the state tourna-

ment since I was seven years old,” Rawley said. “It has been my dream to wrestle in the dome and it has finally come. I hope to place top eight in the tournament.” Wahl and Peterson, while claiming alternate-to-state spots, demonstrated the CTL’s depth as both were alternates to regionals after finishing fifth at the district meet last week. They each finished fifth again against deeper competition, with Peterson pinning Lakeside’s Jacob Ulland in his fifth-place match and Wahl beating Newport’s Austin Krogh by major decision, 13-0. Good defeated Newport’s Alex Solis twice on the day to earn his fifth-place finish, both wins coming in pins. Tonasket assistant coach Cole Denison also was voted as the Region 4 Assistant Coach of thee Year by the region’s other coaches. The 2005 Tonasket graduate was a two-time state champion while in high school and was a NCAA Division II All-American for Central Washington University and currently coaches the Tonasket Middle School wrestlers as well as assisting Mitchell with the high school team. The Tiger wrestlers will head over the mountains to the Tacoma Dome on Thursday for action that begins Friday, Feb. 15, at 10:00 a.m. Doors open to the public at 8:45.

Hornet sophomore Jordan Smith has a breakout day at B regional By Brent Baker


Tonasket, 195 lbs.


Oroville, 106 lbs.

REARDAN - The Eastern Regional tends to be the tougher of the two regionals in 1B/2B wrestling, and while it will take next weekend’s state tournament at the Tacoma Dome to bear that out for certain, it certainly doesn’t look like this year will be an exception to that rule. With an inexperienced team, Oroville didn’t realistically have a chance at sending a large contingent to the state finals despite having 10 wrestlers in the regional tournament. The Hornets did have two break through: sophomore Jordan Smith (106 pounds), who took fourth place in his weight class; and junior Taylor Robinson (170), who finished sixth and will attend (but isn’t likely to compete) as an alternate. The top five in each weight class are automatic qualifiers. Smith opened with a third period pin of Davenport’s Austin Stauffer to reach the semifinals, where he lost to Kittitas’ Paco Marin. Smith then turned in his second pin of the day - also in the third period - over Jacob Smith of Lake Roosevelt

before losing to Selkirk’s Tristan Chantry determine fifth place and the final autoin the third place match. matic state qualifier. “After Districts, we felt Jordan had “I truly believe he might have been the best chance to make it through able to win that all-important bout with because he had beaten someone he lost two good arms,” Ricevuto said. to during the regular Michael Ripley and season,” said Oroville Eddie Ocampo came coach Chuck Ricevuto. within one match of “We are happy to be “He did this again at reaching the fifth/sixth Regionals (against going to State, bottom place consolation final Stauffer), a kid Jordan that would have meant line.” lost to twice earlier in a trip to state. the season.” Other Hornets Chuck Ricevuto, Oroville wrestling coach Robinson had sufincluded Ronel Kee fered an injury during (113, 0-2 for the day); the district tournaLeo Curel (126, 0-2); ment that likely proved costly during the Ripley (126, 2-2); Angel Camacho (138, tougher regional weekend. 0-2); Corey Childers (145, 0-2); Charles “Taylor battled a tough injury ... that Arrigoni (160, 0-2); Ocampo (160, 2-2); pretty much dictated ‘one arm’ wrestling and Ruben Renfro (170, 0-2). for the remainder of the tournament,” “We had a few kids that had chances,” Ricevuto said. Ricevuto said. “But we couldn’t capitalize Robinson picked up a win by injury on some 2-4 and 5-7 close losses. But we default over Nicholas Nanez of White are happy to be going to State, bottom Swan, but suffered a technical fall defeat line.” to Wyatt Jenkins of Pomeroy in the semiThe Hornets’ Central Washington final match. Michael Haskins defeated League foe Liberty Bell won the team Robinson in the consolation semifinal, regional title behind the efforts of nine and took a tough 7-3 loss to Wilbur- state qualifiers, including two individual Creston’s Nick Anderson in a match to regional champs.


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Public Notices City Of Tonasket Invitation To Bid 2013 Contract City Lawn Care Services The City Clerk will receive sealed bids for the City of Tonasket for Lawn Care Services for the summer of 2013 until 4:30 pm March 12th, 2013 at Tonasket City Hall, PO Box 487, 209 S Whitcomb Ave., Tonasket, WA 98855. For the application or more information please call City Hall, 509-486-2132. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette on February 7, 14, 2013 #456145 DISTRICT COURT FOR THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN THE COUNTY OF OKANOGAN DOUGLAS D. MORRISON, an individual, Plaintiff, v. KEITH ROYLANCE, an individual, Defendant. NO. 22354 SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION THE STATE OF WASHINGTON TO: KEITH ROYLANCE AND JOHN DOE ROYLANCE You are hereby summoned to appear within sixty (60) days after the date of the first publication of this summons, to wit, within sixty (60) days after the 14th day of February, 2013, and defend the above-entitled action in the above-entitled court, and answer the complaint of the plaintiff Douglas D. Morrison and serve a copy of your answer upon the undersigned attorneys for plaintiff Douglas D. Morrison at their office below stated; and in case of your failure to do so, judgment will be rendered against you according to the demand of the complaint, which has been filed with the clerk of said court. The complaint arises from default under a Promissory Note dated September 5, 2006. Shawn K. Harju, WSBA No. 29942 CARNEY BADLEY SPELLMAN, P.S. 701 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3600 Seattle, WA 98104-7010 Attorneys for Plaintiff Douglas D. Morrison Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette on February 14, 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21, 2013. #457807 PUBLIC AUCTION THOMPSON BEES 1869 HWY 7 OROVILLE, WA 98844 509-476-3948 Viewing time : 10:00 AM Auction: 11:00 AM 2000 Acura Integra License # WA 550VKZ Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette on February 14, 2013. #456393

Public Notices IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF OKANOGAN In re the Estate of: WILMA ANN CARPER, Deceased. NO. 12-4-00081-5 NOTICE TO CREDITORS The personal representative named below has been appointed as personal representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the personal representative or the personal representative’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the personal representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(1)(c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. DATE OF FILING COPY OF NOTICE TO CREDITORS with Clerk of Court: January 28, 2013 DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION: January 31, 2013. CYRIL G. CARPER Personal Representative Anthony Castelda, WSBA #28937 Attorney for Carper P.O. Box 1307 Tonasket, WA 98855 (509) 486-1175 Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette on January 31, February 7, 14, 2013. #453731 IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF OKANOGAN In re the Estate of: DONNA JUNE PARKER, Deceased. NO. 13-4-00003-1 NOTICE TO CREDITORS The personal representative named below has been appointed as personal representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the personal representative or the personal representative’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the personal representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(1)(c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and non-probate assets. DATE OF FILING COPY OF NOTICE TO CREDITORS with Clerk of Court: January 28, 2013 DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION: February 7, 2013 SUSAN J. BRANDT, Executrix Personal Representative Anthony Castelda, WSBA #28937 Attorney for Parker Estate P.O. Box 1307 Tonasket, WA 98855 (509) 486-1175 Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette on February 7, 14, 21, 2013. #454150 OROVILLE-TONASKET IRRIGATION DISTRICT SMALL WORKS ROSTER The Oroville-Tonasket Irrigation District maintains a Small Works Roster to the completion of public works projects in accordance with District’s Resolution No. 201002, and RCW 39.04.155 provisions. The maximum cost for any project cannot exceed $300,000.00 which included the costs of labor, material, equipment and sales and/or use taxes as applicable. All interested contractors not currently on the Small Works Roster are encouraged to submit an application at this time. Small Works Roster application can be obtained and submitted to the Oroville-Tonasket Irrigation District, PO Box 1729; Oroville, WA 98844. Inquiries and requests for applications may be directed to the manager at 509-476-3696. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette on February 14, 2013. #457846 OROVILLE-TONASKET IRRIGATION DISTRICT SMALL WORKS ROSTER The Oroville-Tonasket Irrigation District maintains a Small Works Roster to the completion of

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PUBLIC NOTICE ORDINANCE NO. 823 An ordinance of the City of Oroville, Washington amending the Oroville Official Zoning Map, rezoning territory from C-2 to R-2 and setting an effective date. The above summary is of an ordinance adopted by the Oroville City Council during the February 5, 2013 regular meeting. Entire copies of the ordinance may be obtained at the Oroville City Hall, 1308 Ironwood, during normal working hours (Monday - Friday, 8:00 - 4:00). Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette on February 14, 2013. #456741

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SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON COUNTY OF OKANOGAN Estate of EDWARD T. JEFFKO, Deceased. Case No.: 13-4-00011-2 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS PLEASE TAKE NOTICE The above Court has appointed Claire A. Jeffko as Personal Representative of Decedent’s estate. Any person having a claim against the Decedent must present the claim: (a) Before the time when the claim would be barred by any applicable statute of limitations, and (b) In the manner provided in RCW 11.40.070: (i) By filing the original of the claim with the foregoing Court, and (ii) By serving on or mailing to me at the address below a copy of the claim. The claim must be presented by the later of: (a) Thirty (30) days after I served or mailed this Notice as provided in RCW 11.40.020(1)(c), or (b) Four (4) months after the date of first publication of this Notice. If the claim is not presented within this time period, the claim will be forever barred except as provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective for claims against both the Decedent’s probate and non-probate assets. Date of First Publication of this Notice: February 14, 2013 /s/Dale L. Crandall, Attorney for Claire A. Jeffko, Personal Representative PO Box 173 Loomis, WA 98827 Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette on February 14, 21, 28, 2013. #456988


Sinlahekin Wildlife Area P.O. Box C Loomis, Washington 98827 February 8th, 2013 TO: Prospective bidders FROM: Justin Haug, Assistant Manager Sinlahekin Wildlife Area RE: Call for bids on McLoughlin Falls Wildlife Area Agricultural Lease The Department of Fish and Wildlife will be accepting sealed bids on approximately 25 acres (+/-) of irrigated agricultural fields on the McLoughlin Falls Wildlife Area. Sealed bids will be opened at the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Sinlahekin Wildlife Area Headquarters, 1680 Sinlahekin Rd Loomis on Feb. 22, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. Please call 509-223-3358 to receive your bid packet or if you have any questions regarding this lease. Bids will be accepted only if received on or before Feb. 22, 2013 or hand delivered before 1:30pm Feb. 22, 2013. Only bids received in ENVELOPES PROVIDED within Bid Packets will be accepted. Completed bids should be mailed in envelopes included with Bid Packets to: WDFW Sinlahekin Wildlife Area P.O. Box C Loomis, Washington 98827 ALL INCOMPLETE BIDS OR BIDS RECEIVED AFTER 1:30 P.M. ON Feb. 22, 2013 WILL BE REJECTED. Please review the information sheet prior to submitting in your bid. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette on February 14, 2013. #456984


proposals from all appropriate contractors or vendors who have requested to be included on the Small Works Roster and/or Vendors List, and shall select the lowest responsible bid. All contractors and vendors, where required by law, must be properly licensed or registered in this state. The City of Oroville actively seeks participation by minority or women owned firms who otherwise qualify. Individual Assurity Bonds acceptable. Forms may be secured at the Oroville City Hall or by calling 509-476-2926. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette on February 7, 14, 2013. #455554

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PUBLIC NOTICE Contractors and Vendors Lists As authorized under RCW 35.23.352(2), and RCW 35.23.352(8), the City of Oroville is updating their Small Works Roster, consisting of contractors interested in performing work for the City of Oroville which is estimated to cost less than $100,000 and their Vendor’s List, consisting of vendors interested in providing supplies, materials, equipment or services between $7,500 and $15,000 through telephone and/or written quotations. In awarding contracts for such projects, the City of Oroville shall invite

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public works projects in accordance with District’s Resolution No. 2010-02, and RCW 39.04.155 provisions. The maximum cost for any project cannot exceed $300,000.00 which included the costs of labor, material, equipment and sales and/or use taxes as applicable. All interested contractors not currently on the Small Works Roster are encouraged to submit an application at this time. Small Works Roster application can be obtained and submitted to the Oroville-Tonasket Irrigation District, PO Box 1729; Oroville, WA 98844. Inquiries and requests for applications may be directed to the manager at 509-476-3696. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette on February 14, 2013. #456711

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Monday, February 4, 2013 Near Tonasket, on Spur Rd., some-


911 Calls / Jail Bookings

one shut off a resident’s power the night before. The owner of the property followed footprints to his neighbor’s house and believes his neighbor did it. Near Oroville, on Hwy. 97, a woman called inquiring about her rights regarding her brother who assaulted her the night before. The brother is at the location. The women calling was intoxicated and was not making much sense to the police officer who spoke with her. Near Oroville, on Goldenrod Rd., a neighbor was asked to watch a woman’s dog for two months. The dog has been at the location for one year now. When the owner found out that the neighbor was informing the police,


The court found probable cause to charge Daggon Chaska, 20, with hit-and-run with an attended vehicle and unlawful possession of a firearm second. He was found guilty and received nine months confinement. The court found probable cause to charge Arturo Lopez- Pacheco, 38, with forgery. He was found guiltg and received 17 days confinement. The court found probable cause to charge Amy Ergenbright, 28, with assault third. She was found guilty and received five months confinement.


The court found probable cause to charge Rose Vallee, 32, with introducing contraband second. She was found guilty and was sentenced to one month. The court found probable cause to charge William Orman, 62, with three counts of child molestation second. He was found guilty and received 18 years and seven months confinement. The court found probable cause to charge Matthew Peterson, 31, with attempting to elude and DUI. He was found guilty and received four months confinement. The court found probable cause to charge Pamela Jones, 37, with assault third, DWLS third

and resisting arrest. She was found guilty and received eight months confinement. The court found probable cause to charge Clell Romine, 27, with trafficking stolen property second. He was found guilty and received three years and two months confinement. The court found probable cause to charge John Thomas, 60, with harassment. He was found guilty and received one year confinement. The court found probable cause to charge Kenneth Clark, 33, with conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance and two counts of attempted bail jumping. He was found guilty and received three years confinement.


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with physical evidence, theft third and making a false statement. Alvin Potts, 28, booked for conspiracy. Tuesday, February 5, 2013 Caleb Arnett, 33, booked for FTA and DUI. Alan Stanger, 25, booked for physical control. Olovia Abbott, 22, booked for robbery second. Dennis Caudill, 27, booked for possession of controlled substance. Alejandro Garces, 25, booked for reckless driving and FTA. Joseph Johnson, 24, booked for attempted robbery second. Travis Ray, 24, booked for two counts of theft of a firearm.

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George Williams

George Williams George Eugene Jensen Williams passed into eternal rest on February 5, 2013 at his home while feeding his horses. He was born on December 8, 1924 to George Albert Williams and Jettie Christine Jensen Williams at Oroville, Wash. He was married March 24, 1951 to Margaret Williams in Wenatchee Wash. The couple raised six children: Mariann (Neal Newman) Williams, Peggy (Pat) Liley, Philip (Cindy) Williams, Cindy (Steve) Lamb, Dalene (Mike) Godwin, and Chris (Silvia) Williams. George is also survived by grandchildren: Christine (Banny) Bancroft, Jay Patterson, Nakiah (Dave) Reiter, Craig (Suzane) Liley, Fiona (Colin) Pittman, PeterWilliams, Angela (Erin) Burke, David (Amy) Lamb, Joshua (LiJen) Lamb, Talia, Panida, and Ying Lamb, Molly, Michaela, Sam, and Elias Godwin, Racqel (Shawn) Plank, Derek (Amy) Williams, and Lisa (Oliver) Underwood and 21 great grandchildren. George spent all of his life ranching in the Oroville-Tonasket area raising dairy and beef cattle, apples and children. He especially loved palomino horses, trips to the Pasayten wilderness, gardening and raising flowers. He was active in diversified stewardship serving as a director of the Whitestone Reclamation District and was an area board advisor for the soil conservation service. He was named soil conservation district Farmer of the Year in 1964. He was a Peace Corps volunteer improving the quality of dairy forage feed in Jamaica, and participated in a church building project in the Solomon Islands. He was an active member of the Whitestone Church throughout his life. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Marian Kilmer Schedler and infant daughter Rachael Cristie. Memorial services will be Saturday February 9. 2013 at 2 p.m. at the Whitestone Church of the Brethren. Memorials may be made to the Whitestone Church of the Brethren. Bergh Funeral Service, Oroville/Tonasket, in care of arrangements.

Martha Sanders

Martha Sanders Martha Sanders, 83, of St. Joseph, Michigan passed away January 23, 2013 peacefully surrounded by her loving family. A celebration of Life Service will be held Sunday February 17, 2013 at the Omak Eagles Lodge 312 S. Whitcomb

from 12-3 Martha was born January 13, 1930, Tenn., to William “Kemp” and Mary (Litchford) Kimbo. On February 13, 1949, she married Jay C. Sanders in Coloma, Mich. Martha was a house wife and a proud mother of 13 children. She enjoyed cooking, changing diapers, and spending time with her family. She will be remembered by her family as a loving and devoted mother. Martha is survived by her 13 children, Jim (Linda) Sanders, of Spokane, Wash.; Jan (Jim) Leach, of St. Joseph, Mich.; John (Nancy) Sanders of Ephrata, Wash.; Joyce Turner, of St. Joseph Mich.; Jay (Rosie) Sanders, of Berlin, Germany; Judy (Doug) Wall, of Electric City, Wash.; Jeff Sanders, of Miles City, MT; Joe (Selma) Sanders, of Electric City, Wash.; Janie (Keith) Smith-Brigg, of Spokane, Wash.; Jerry Sanders, of Grand Coulee, Wash.; Jeanie (Gary) French, of Electric City, Wash.; Jack (Crystal) Sanders, of Provo, Utah, Jill (Lance) Huff of Spokane, Wash., 31 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren, and her brother Tom Kimbro, of Hartford, Mich. She is preceded in death by her husband Jay C. Sanders, and her parents.

Lyndann Louise Hemry

Lyndann Louise Hemry October 31, 1945 - January 29, 2013 Lyndann Louise (Lyndy) Syring passed away on January 29, 2013. She was born October 31, 1945 to Clyde and Marjorie Syring in Wenatchee, Wash. When she was eight, the family moved to Oroville, Wash. where she formed many lifelong friendships in the Oroville Free Methodist Church “family,” schools and community. At age nine, Lyndy committed her life to Jesus Christ and He sustained her as she strove to live for Him through all her years. After graduation, OHS class of 1963, she attended Seattle Pacific College. On July 3, 1964 she married Wendell Zesiger. The couple lived briefly in Seattle where Lyndy took medical technician training. Upon moving to Spokane, she worked as a doctor’s assistant; Wendell joined the U.S. Army. After he completed basic training, she joined him where he was stationed in Texas, Louisiana and Virginia until he was sent to Viet Nam. She then lived in Oroville where she gave birth to their first son. In 1968, they moved to Fairbanks, Alaska which became her home for 36 years. God and family were always tops of Lyndy’s priorities. Five of her six children were born in Alaska where the family lived a typical rural “Last Frontier” lifestyle. Besides occupations of wife and mother, Lyndy’s teaching “career” included home-schooling her six children and teaching in private schools they attended. She volunteered her love and care, service and time in Hospice for a number of years. The family survived and thrived despite many challenges, long winters and short summers. She was an avid gardener, often seen selling produce at Farmers’ Market and with ribbons from Tanana Valley State Fair. Even more often, she generously sent her abundance home with family and friends. Anywhere Lyndy lived she made personal contributions of true loyal friendship, love, humor,


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encouragement, integrity. She was a faithful wife and mother of the highest caliber; a blessing to all those with whom she ever related. Lyndy became a resident of Washington State again October 2004. There, she enjoyed her cozy brook-side Walla Walla home and anyone who came through her door was warmly welcomed. One of several employments to which she gave time, skills and love of people was the Christian Aid Center. She made many lasting friendships in church, community and women’s groups. 2008 began yet another chapter in Lyndy’s life as God brought about reconnection with Larry Hemry, four decades after each left Oroville. Long distance friendship grew to life-commitment and exchange of wedding vows Aug. 7, 2009 in Walla Walla. Thus began a marriage made in heaven, lived with joy on earth as they made Sumas, Wash. their home. Lyndy entered into her Eternal Home Jan. 29, 2013. She is lovingly remembered by her multitude of friends and family: husband Larry Hemry (Sumas); sister and brother-in-law Sandra and Bob Hilderbrand (Oroville); beloved children and families of two dozen plus grandchildren: Lyndell and Sarah Zesiger (Salcha, Alaska); Laurie and David Mowery (Blantyre, Africa); Andrew and Shannon Zesiger (Graham, Wash.); Tim and Gretchen Zesiger(North Pole, AK); Jennie and David Robinson (Mzuzu, Africa); Bethany and Isaac Drake(Hardin, MT). Other family and friends include Fred Johnson, John Norwick, Annabelle Scriven, Mary Higley, John Zesiger, Ellie Newton, Renee Zesiger, David Hemry, Trish Boyer, Lew and Erlene Myers, Beverly Boxleitner, uncles, aunt, cousins, nieces and nephews. Celebration of Lyndy’s life was held Feb. 9, 2013, Fairbanks, Alaska. If any desire to give in honor and memory of Lyndy, thus extending her contributions for God into lives and missions, the family suggests: Bible Baptist Church (32 Adak Ave. Fairbanks, AK 99701); North Star Baptist Church (315 5th Ave. Fairbanks, AK 99701); Oroville Free Methodist Church (Box 9, Oroville, WA 98844); Salvation Army.

counts of animal cruelty second. Thursday, February 7, 2013 Kurtis Bishop, 25, booked for warrant, vehicle prowling second and theft third. Nicholas Babst, 24, booked for possession of a controlled substance and forgery. Genevieve Adams, 68, booked for assault fourth. James Mcginnis, 28, booked for two counts of FTA, two counts of DWLS third and DUI. Dino Donahue, 53, booked for DUI. Michael Irwin, 43, booked for DUI. James McNeal, 25, booked for assault fourth. Thadious Wooden, 22, booked for DUI. Friday, February 8, 2013 Audrey Huckins, 49, booked for two counts of FTA, theft of motor vehicle fuel and DUI. Alfonso Cardenas, 55, booked for assault fourth. Damien Roedel, 31, booked for drug court violation. Mary George, 22, booked for two counts of FTA, theft third and criminal trespassing second. Rebecca Timentwa, 44, booked for DUI. Donald Sutton, 55, booked for DUI and DWLS first. Saturday, February 9, 2013 Jeffrey Herschlip, 55, booked for FTA and reckless endangerment. Jared Peterson, 24, booked for FTA and possession of less than or equal to 40 grams of marijuana. James Swan, 47, booked for DUI. Ashley Heinkel, 30, booked for DUI, DWLS third and hit-and-run

CHURCH GUIDE OROVILLE Oroville Community Bible Fellowship

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

Faith Lutheran Church

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

Immaculate Conception Parish

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

Pamela A. Smith

Pamela A. Smith Pamela A. Smith of Tonasket, WA passed away at her home on Jan. 24, 2013 at the age of 69. Pam was born October 2nd 1943 to John and Pauline Neilands in Wenatchee, WA. She is survived by her husband of over 50 years, Dan Smith; son Darren; daughter Kodel; sisters, Penny, Cheri and Paula and her mother, Pauline. Pam and Dan have owned and operated Dan’s Ellisforde Market together for more than 44 years. No services are planned at this time. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in Pam’s name to the Omak Hospice for their excellent care. Precht-Harrison-Nearents Chapel and the Okanogan County Crematory of Okanogan are caring for the arrangements.


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attended. Stonechild Moran, 35, booked for hit-and-run attended and DUI. Kenneth Bates, 36, booked for two counts of child molestation first and failure to register. Curtis Cargile, 41, booked for assault fourth; malicious mischief third. Michael Dennis, 26, booked for DUI and reckless driving. Tiffeney Olson, 32, booked for five counts of FTA, four counts of DWLS third and theft third. Sunday, February 10, 2013 Matthew Williams, 35, booked for DUI. Alex Elsberg, 18, booked for possession of less than or equal to 40 grams of marijuana. Louis Clark, 19, booked for assault fourth. Gerardo Ramirez, 19, booked for possession of less than or equal to 40 grams of marijuana. Richard Haworth, 46, booked for FTA and probation violation. Wilfrido Garcia- Gonzalez, 25, booked for possession of controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and USBP hold. Kacee Webb, 22, booked for malicious mischief third. Travis Smith, 32, booked for three counts of FTA, three counts of DWLS third, possession of meth, possession of cocaine, possession of Oxycodone Hydrochloride and DWLS third. Maybelline Moses, 27, booked for six counts of FTA, two counts of DWLS third, DWLS second, hitand-run with an attended vehicle.

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Bryan Pruett, 33, booked for three counts of FTA, probation violation, possession of stolen property and possession of a controlled substance. Tami Campbell, 53, booked for three counts of FTA, vehicle prowling second, two counts of theft third. Wednesday, February 6, 2013 In Tonasket, on Hwy. 97, a residence was entered some time in the past five or six days. Items are missing. In Tonasket, on Tamarack Rd., a 15-year-old daughter is “out of control” and won’t listen to her mother. When the mother took her arm to escort her to bed her daughter said that she would never touch her again and she was going to go to the police to ask to be put in foster care. The police could hear the daughter in the background of the phone call saying that her mother was lying, her story was false and her mother was going to hell. Rachelle Stanley, 40, booked for forged script. Scott Gordon, 49, booked for unlawful use of a building for drug purposes. Samantha Harding, 42, booked for FTA and possession of a controlled substance. Robert Puckett, 66, booked for DUI. Alex Sanchez, 31, booked for DUI. Zaphett Spears, 35, booked for two counts of FTA and two counts of assault fourth. Lisa Smith, 50, booked for six counts of animal cruelty first and six

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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 Healing Service: 1st Sunday The Reverend Marilyn Wilder 476-3629 Warden • 476-2022

Church of Christ

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

Seventh-Day Adventist

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

Oroville Free Methodist

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

LOOMIS Loomis Community Church

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


Chesaw Community Bible Church

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

MOLSON Community Christian Fellowship

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

RIVERSIDE Riverside Lighthouse - Assembly of God

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

TONASKET Holy Rosary Parish

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

Immanuel Lutheran Church

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

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Crossroads Meeting Place Tonasket Foursquare Church

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

Tonasket Community UCC

24 E. 4th, Tonasket • 486-2181

“A biblically based, thoughtful group of Christian People”

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

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.

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February 14, 2013 edition of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune

Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune, February 14, 2013  

February 14, 2013 edition of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune