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May Fest this Saturday

Okanogan expected to flood near Tonasket

By Gary A. DeVon Managing Editor

By Brent Baker

OROVILLE – “Paradise in the Valley” is the theme for this year’s Oroville May Festival which pays tribute to Oroville’s location and Lake Osoyoos. The Festivities start with the coronation which takes place on Friday at 7 p.m. at Oroville High School. This year’s royalty are Queen Shelby Scott and Princess Angela Nelson. Following the coronation there will be a mini-parade through town. Queen Shelby and Princess Angela invite everyone to come and enjoy the weekend which has a wide range of activities so most will find something they can enjoy. Saturday starts with a bass tournament at 6 a.m. at Oroville’s Deep Bay Park on Lake Osoyoos. There’s a pancake breakfast at the American Legion Hall beginning at 7 p.m. and that’s when the Fun Run starts from Appleway Street. The 3 on 3 Basketball Tourney gets underway at 8 a.m. The Farmer’s Market is going from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of the Community Library. Then the center piece of the May Festival, the Grand Parade begins, making it’s way down Main Street until it turns west on Central. Following the parade there is a lawn ceremony in front of the high school where the various awards are announced. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the Okanogan Borderlands Historical Society welcomes people to come see their latest exhibit “Bridging to the Past.” The displays feature the history of the Peerless, Prince’s Stores, Zosel Lumber Mill and the train to Oroville. This can be seen at the Old Oroville Depot Museum on Ironwood. There is also a Cruizin Car Show at Prince’s Parking Lot from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Kangaroo Jumpers will be at the football field between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and the Mason’s Kid’s Games start at Ben Prince Field at noon. Starting at 11:30 a.m. the Oroville Chamber of Commerce will be holding their annual barbecue, this year with the help of the Sitzmark Ski Club. For a full schedule see pages A6 and A7.


TONASKET - Warm weather that is speeding up the annual mountain snow melt-off has brought about a flood watch for the Okanogan River, especially in the areas between Tonasket and Oroville. With temperatures reaching nearly 90 degrees in the Okanogan River valley, water levels are expected to rise through the weekend despite little chance of rain. The National Weather Service issued a flood watch, last updated Tuesday morning, to begin Wednesday evening “until further notice,” according to the NWS website. Water levels as of Tuesday morning were at 12.4 feet. Flood stage is listed at 15 feet, which could be reached by Wednesday evening. The NWS projects levels to reach about 17 feet by Saturday, which would cause flooding on low-lying fields and pasture in

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Water rises at Lake Osoyoos Submitted by Sandra Partridge Washington State Department of Ecology

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Oroville May Festival Queen Shelby Scott and Princess Angela Nelson, invite all to come and help them celebrate this May Festival in Oroville this weekend. The theme for this year is “Paradise in the Valley” and focuses on the beauty of this area and Lake Osoyoos.

YAKIMA – Water levels in Lake Osoyoos are beginning to rise as the thermometer does the same. The lake straddles the British Columbia and Washington border near Oroville. Lake Osoyoos is regulated at Zosel Dam in Oroville by the Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology). The lake serves as a source of water for irrigation and summer recreation in both the U.S. and Canada.

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Princes are May Festival Grand Marshals By Gary A. DeVon

Managing Editor

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Marilyn and Jim Prince are this year’s Oroville May Festival Grand Marshals. The couple said they were honored to be selected to take part in this year’s festivities.

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OROVILLE – Oroville’s May Festival is a real institution in this town, we are of course honored, although I’m not sure we deserve it,” said Jim Prince, about he and his wife Marilyn being chosen as this year’s Grand Marshals. Marilyn also said she felt honored to be chosen. The Princes are part of a retail family that stretches back in Oroville for over 100 years – there name associated with the grocery and dry good businesses that were opened and operated by Jim’s grandparents, father and uncles. “Dad’s parents arrived here between 1910 and 1912, prior to that they were in Republic and Spokane. His dad’s parents immigrated here from Russia. His mother’s family immigrated from Denmark,” Jim said. “My grandmother came here from Republic and my grandfather was into trading cattle and furs. Grandmother started a general store about four blocks from Main. There was a lot of agriculture being developed here and she must have heard it was going to be a prosperous area,” he said. Jim said his father, Ben, had three brothers, Phillip, Meyer and Louie and three sisters, Martha, Anne and Leona. Meyer ran his grandmother’s store in Oroville and in 1933 his father built and opened the store on Main Street in the building that is now the south half of the Pastime Bar & Grill. He added a second story in 1948. Ben also had stores

in Molson and Pateros for a time. Ben’s brother Louie had a store in Nespelem and then moved it to Tonasket. Later, Ben Prince built a store on Ironwood. It was known to people on both sides of the border as “Ben’s.” The Foodliner was built north of Ben’s and now both buildings make up Prince’s Warehouse store,

“We really want to emphasize it was great employees and all the loyal customers that get credit for making Prince’s what it is....” Jim Prince

Ben Prince Sr. went to high school in Oroville where he honed his football skills and later attended Gonzaga University and played football in 1916. “He had turned down a scholarship to Purdue,” said Jim Prince. “He dropped out of college to joined the Navy and while there played nothing but football.” Jim’s mother was raised in Kittitas where she was Ellensburg Rodeo Queen one year. She graduated from the University of Washington. His parents met in Seattle and were married in 1933. They had two children, Ben Jr. and Jim. Jim and Marilyn, who is from Oregon, met at in 1958 at Gonzaga University where he was studying business and she was studying education. They mar-


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ried in 1961 and he was in the Army. After getting military training in Virginia they were stationed at Ft. Lewis near Tacoma. He made the rank of Captain and received a commendation metal from the Army. He decided to come back to Oroville and help his dad with the store and later built the new store on the north end of town. The couple put in many years working at the store, which remained family owned between he and his brother Ben, until they sold first the dry goods and Ace Hardware to Jack and Mary Hughes and then the grocery store to John Akins. They retain ownership of the building, as well as the RV park. This year’s Grand Marshals are mostly retired now and although it has taken him awhile, Jim is finally starting to enjoy the idea of not going in to work every day. They get to spend more time with their four daughters - Julie, Amy, Jenny and Elizabeth now. As well as their seven granddaughters and one grandson. Jim points to Jack Hughes as one of the many employees that made Princes a success. “We really want to emphasize it was great employees and all the loyal customers over the years that get the credit for making Prince’s what it is,” said Jim. “We employed whole generations of kids who grew up and then we employed their kids. We had people who worked with us for several decades,” said Jim. Marilyn added, “We are happy that through the store we helped many kids go on to pay for college.”

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Eastern Washington residents earn right to protect against wolf attacks

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OLYMPIA - After months of negotiations and legislative public hearings about how to address threats posed by gray wolves in northeast and north central Washington, the state Fish and Wildlife Commission today adopted an emergency rule that allows people to lethally remove a gray wolf without a permit in order to protect their property, pets and livestock. The change to the state’s wolfconservation and -management plan was spurred by a letter sent to the commission earlier this week, which asked for consideration of the proposed rule. The letter was signed by 10 state legislators, including Sen. John Smith and Reps. Shelly Short and Joel Kretz – the Seventh District delegation that has worked for months on wolf-related bills that became the subject of heated debates throughout the course of this legislative session. “I am encouraged by the commission’s commitment to address the critical issues that affect Washington residents as wolves continue to multiply at a rapid pace,” said Smith (R-Colville). “This has truly been a team effort by Representatives Short and Kretz, district county commissioners and the thousands of residents who told their stories and voiced their opinions. Smith’s measure, Senate Bill 5187, laid the foundation for the emergency rule’s adoption today. “This is a good first step to move the conversation forward,

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Sen. John Smith with Shelby, the dog attacked March 10 by a gray wolf in Twisp. Also pictured are 7th District State Reps. Joel Kretz and Shelly Short; Shelby, a dog attacked by wolf in March and her owners, John Stevie and Sharon Willoya; and county commissioners and local representatives from Stevens, Pend Oreille and Ferry and Okanogan County Commissioners Jim Detro and Ray Campbell, who traveled to Olympia March 20 to testify in support of Senate Bill 5187 in the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee. Smith is the prime sponsor of the bill. They are pictured in front of the legislative building. said Short (R-Addy). “I want folks back home to know that not only did we hear them, we never gave up trying to find a solution so that our constituents can have the peaceof-mind protection they need to protect their families, pets and livelihoods.” The provision is only for federally delisted portions of Washington. Other stipulations include: any wolf kill must be reported to the state Fish and Wildlife Department within 24 hours; the wolf carcass must be surrendered to the department; and the owner must grant or assist the department in gaining access

to the property for the purpose of investigating the incident. “This came down to a matter of preserving the health, safety and welfare of our residents,” said Kretz (R-Wauconda). “I don’t anticipate this change will have a negative effect on the recovery of wolves, but it was absolutely necessary, especially as grazing season begins and because we know that non-lethal methods do not always work.” The Fish and Wildlife Commission has the authority, granted by the Legislature, to adopt emergency rules when necessary to preserve public health, safety and general welfare.

NWS updates flood stage for Similkameen River NWS release

NIGHTHAWK - The National Weather Service forecast office in Spokane, in coordination with the Okanogan County Department of Emergency Management, has updated the flood stage for the Similkameen River near Nighthawk. Effective May 3, the new Flood Stage will be raised from 13 feet to 14 feet. Action Stage, Moderate Flood Stage, and Major Flood Stage will all be raised by one foot as well; to 13 feet, 15 feet, and 16 feet, respectively. The flood stage for this location was established relatively recently and is evaluated during high flows. During the 2011 spring runoff the river crested over the previous flood stage of

13.0 feet, reaching 13.02 feet on June 9-10, but no flood damage was observed. During future high water events the flood stage will continue to be evaluated for accuracy. The Spokane forecast office provides all weather services for Okanogan County. The office collects meteorological data; prepares and disseminates weather forecasts, river and flood forecasts and warnings; and issues severe weather watches and warnings to the public. The Northwest River Forecast Center prepares river stage forecasts for more than 350 locations along major rivers in the Pacific Northwest. The centerís area of responsibility includes the Columbia River basin and the coastal basins of Washington and Oregon.

These forecasts are then forwarded to National Weather Service forecast offices throughout its service area for dissemination to the public. The river forecast, river gage location and flood history can be found on the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service website at: h t t p : / / w a t e r. w e a t h e r. gov/ahps2/hydrograph. php?wfo=otx&gage=nitw1 The USGS operates and maintains the Similkameen River near Nighthawk gage. The USGS webpage for this gage is: http://waterdata.usgs.gov/wa/nwis/uv/?site_ no=12442500 You may find these public information statements on the National Weather Service Spokane Forecast Office webpage, www.weather.gov/spokane

Okanogan Valley Orchestra and Chorus Presents

The Oroville Farmer’s Market started their selling season in front of the Community Library last Saturday. The market, which was open 9 a.m. to noon, has extended their hours until 1 p.m. each Saturday through Oct. 26. The market features fresh local produce, plants and flowers, as well as homemade arts and crafts items. New at this year will be Music at the Market featuring various performers throughout the season. Alene Halliday and Steve Pollard are scheduled to perform at the April 18 market. Anyone who wishes to take part in this volunteer entertainment should call (509) 476-2662. Gary DeVon/staff photos

lake | FROM A1 During the runoff season the level of the lake can rise sharply. Ecology does all it can do to keep lake levels from rising too precipitously during this period, which can run through early July, but many things are out of the agency’s control, explained Al Josephy, with Ecology’s Office of Columbia River. Lake Osoyoos is fed from Okanagan Lake and is governed by operational concerns up the Okanagan system in British Columbia. Making room for snow runoff in the upper watershed puts pressure on smaller Lake Osoyoos. Also, water backs up when the much larger Similkameen River joins the Okanogan River below Oroville during spring snowmelt. This makes it impossible to dump water from Lake Osoyoos at the

dam, Josephy said. “When runoff is high throughout the system, dam gates are wide open,” Josephy said. “Even so, there will still be areas of flooding and inconvenience to property owners along the lake and down to the site of the dam itself.” With adequate snow levels reported in all watersheds in the region, Ecology’s target is to maintain a level of between 911.5 and 912 feet from May 1 to Sept. 15. “The lake often rises beyond 913 feet and has reached as high as 915 feet, though rarely,” Josephy said. “ Lake levels are mandated by the International Joint Commission (IJC), a board made up of representatives from the United States and Canada. This past winter,

new Orders of Control were negotiated to replace 25 year-old orders that expired in February. The new orders provide for a longer period for filling the Lake in the spring. For more information on the operation of Zosel Dam or Lake Osoyoos, contact Al Josephy at Ecology at (360) 407-6456. Additional information on the International Osoyoos Lake Board of Control and the new Order of Approval can be found at http://ijc.org/boards/iolbc/. To track the progress of lake levels in “real-time,” as well as find additional information, go to the U.S. Geological Survey web page for Osoyoos Lake. For more information on Zosel dam and to see current announcements, see http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/wr/dams/zosel.html.

well. Water levels barely reached flood stage in 2012, at 15.02 feet. Major floods in 1848 and 1972 saw water levels at about 22 feet, as well as about 18.5 feet in 1950

and 1974. Alerts on water levels can be found online and forwarded to one’s email or cell phone by registering online at water.usgs.gov/ wateralert/.

FLOOD | FROM A1 the flood plain. If water levels reach 18 feet, major flooding of surrounding cropland is likely, with the threat of low-lying buildings and basements experiencing flooding as

To honor those who gave all

To o hon r those who gave some A new musical Lovingly ripped off from the motion picture

Monty Python and the holy Grail Stage direction by Judy Johnston Musical direction by Don Pearce Produced by Kim Harriman

MAY 10, 11 12 & 17, 18 19 - 2013 Fri/Sat Performances 7 p.m. Sunday Matinees 3 p.m. at the

OMAK PERFORMING ARTS CENTER General Admission $17 Students w/ID $12 • Children under 12 $8 This show is PG-13 Tickets available at: Brewster: Brewster Drug Okanogan: Rawson’s Omak: Havillah Road Printing & The Corner Shelf Tonasket: Roy’s Pharmacy Oroville: Oroville Pharmacy Online at www.brownpapertickets.com For more information visit www.ovocinfo.com or call 509-429-4407 Monty Python’s Spamalot is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performances materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW). 570 Seventh Avenue, Suite 2100, New York, NY 10018 (866)378-9758 www.theatricalrights.com

U.S. Armed ForceS LegAcy Tonasket, WA is dedicating the completion of the site with a Parade Ceremony, Saturday, May 18 Parade starts at north end of town at 11 a.m. All entries are welcome. Military theme: “Proud to Be An American.” Opening ceremony, 12 noon at the U.S. Armed Forces Legacy Park South end of Tonasket

Presentation of Colors/Opening Invocation National Anthem by Kim Harriman Fly Over and Air Show by Paul Lewis, flying a Nanchang CJ6 Introduction of Guests Guest speakers to be: Captain Alan Walker, 28 years U.S. Coast Guard, hometown Curlew, WA Lt. Commander Allen Willey, U.S. Navy civil engineer, 26 years of active duty. Tonasket High School graduate Closing ceremony Refreshments before and after provided by the Tonasket American Legion Auxiliary Retirement of Colors Visit our Military Library and Service Officer, Shane Burton Parade info: 509-486-2144 General info: 509-486-1482 or 509-486-2724

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Medicare payments resume By Brent Baker bbaker@gazette-tribune.com

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Josh (left) and Jeremiah Lofthus are the young proprietors of Volente Video, a new Tonasket-area business.

Brothers build video business By Brent Baker


TONASKET - Smoke and the sounds of gunfire filled the air, as did the moans and screams of fallen students and the shouts of law enforcement wading into an unknown, tense situation. Thankfully, the students (and some adults) were acting, the gory wounds had been carefully applied by a makeup artist, the ammunition was the equivalent of mini-paintballs and the situation was a scenario designed by Tonasket police officer Jim Rice to train first responders who could potentially be called to a shooting in a crowded school building. Two people who were not acting, though, were Josh and Jeremiah Lofthus, youthful proprietors of the fledgeling Volente Video, who gained permission and access to film the drill from the inside. Though the brothers, now age 20 and 19, respectively, had worked on number of video projects, the shooting drill was both their opportunity and challenge to raise their work to a professional level. “We saw the article in the (Gazette-Tribune) about it and thought it was a great idea,” Josh said. “We were just considering making a business out of this. “So we called and asked if they wanted some video taken of it. They said they’d tried to record it themselves previously but it had been hard to film while doing the drill. So even though there was no pay involved for us, we went on down to do it.” It was an eye-opener for a multitude of reasons. “It wasn’t exactly like filming a wedding,” Jeremiah said. “We got a little taste of what it’s like to be Anderson Cooper -” “- or maybe COPS -” Josh added “- and we had to grow a lot during the project,” Jeremiah said. “We had to (upgrade) the computer as we went and pretty much ripped out everything except the motherboard that had to do with

speed. learned new editing techniques and better ways of doing things. We hadn’t done something that intense or that big.” “It was well-organized, and it was easy to talk with the police,” Josh said. “Chief (Rob) Burks and Jim Rice gave us full access and the orange vests. It was a great experience.” The police drill experience was new, but not handling a video camera. “It all started when we were little and wanted to hold the video camera,” Jeremiah said. “There’s video of Josh trying to grab the thing and begging to use it.” The Lofthus family was close to Luke Goldberg, who was one of the mountain climbers killed in the 2009 tragedy on Mt. Hood. But before that, he inspired the brothers with his own interest. “Luke was a great friend of ours,” Josh said. “He was really into video and sparked our looking into it more as we grew. “Senior year of high school was when we really started to invest into it and decided it was something we’d like to do for a career if we could.” Both are nearing degrees through online courses: Josh in social science with a concentration in criminal justice through Washington State University; Jeremiah in film and production through Grand Canyon College, along with a Bible certificate. “The film and production program is pretty sweet,” Josh said of his brother’s work. “It’s really finetuned into what we’re doing.” A wedding provided the brothers’ first video paycheck, and they’re willing to take on just about anything (hence the name Volente Video - “volente” is Latin for “willing.”) Their experience thus far also includes music and promotional videos, sports pro-

motional or athletic scholarship DVDs, appreciation videos or collections of memories for graduations or memorial services. “We haven’t done all of those for pay yet,” Josh said. “But we do have experience with all of them.” “One of the things we’ve taken seriously is that just about anyone can make a video with their iPhone,” Jeremiah said. “So if we’re going to be successful as a business, we have to offer above and beyond, from our equipment to the editing to everything else.” “There’s endless equipment and accessories,” Josh said. “If you tried to collect it all, you couldn’t. We’re trying stick with what we need, and as projects come in we can expand.” The brothers have a longerrange vision as well. “What we’d love to do is use it for some sort of Christian ministry, whether it be promo videos for missionaries, or churches. It would be awesome to do that, if I could paint that picture, to use it for the church somehow. There’s a huge need out there and I’m not sure a lot of churches are fully aware of this option. “People don’t write letters anymore; you make a video.” But for now, there is no project too large or small for the brothers to consider taking on. “Whatever people need, we can pretty much put it on video,” Josh said. “It adds a lot to the memories if you have something you can watch.” Or as Jeremiah said, more succinctly: “Hire us!” *** Volente Video can be contacted at (509) 486-1543 or volentevideo@gmail.com. They also have a website at http://volentevideography.com



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Clarification Commissioner Clarice Nelson clarified a statement she had made at the April 11 meeting regarding potential expenditures on the Assisted Living building.

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Facility Issues Kelly Cariker, in his role as facilities director, went over several issues regarding district facilities and equipment. Per his request the board approved the expenditure of $5,680 to replace outdated ballast and lamps in the first floor and basement of the hospital. Some of that expenditure will be reimbursable through the PUD, he said. Similar work had been done in Extended Care previously, and Cariker said when he we compared pre and postinstallation bills, the savings was noticable. “This promotes energy savings,” he said. “(When comparing bills) it was about a 45 percent in electrical, so it’s significant.” He added that the second floor already used the newer ballast and lights. Also, the board approved Cariker’s request to sell (likely for scrap) the hospital’s van and the Long Term Care division’s passenger bus, which were both too reliable for use. Cariker also reported that the new phone system ordered previously was being installed. “Everybody’s excited,” he said. “When the installers got here

they said they hadn’t even seen the (old, antiquated) system in 10 years.”

Other Items * Business Development Coordinator Terri Orford said that she recently presented to a Canadian Kiwanis group about NVH’s services. Many Canadians cross the border to receive tests and surgeries for which wait times under the Canadian health care system or lengthy, even though their insurance doesn’t cover those procedures. Orford is hoping NVH can further tap into that private-pay market and help address those needs. * Director of Ancillary Services Noreen Olma reported that the VA clinic roster had reached 582 patients during March and that the hope was to hit the 600 mark during April. * Human Resources Director Jan Gonzales reported that after meeting with representatives from the Washington Counties Insurance Fund it was determined that NVH is on track for meeting “Obamacare” mandated requirements for employee benefits and will not be incurring any penalties. There will be further reviews as the health care law is further implemented. * Administrator Linda Michel said the hospital had received letters from two of its emergency room physicians commending the NVH team for its response to couple of unusually challenging situations. The Board of Commissioners next meets on Thursday, May 9, at 7:00 p.m.

Animal control program to debut By Gary A. DeVon Managing Editor

OKANOGAN – The Okanogan County Sheriff ’s Office will implement an animal control program starting on June 1 due to the growing number of animal complaints that office has been receiving. “Along with many of you we have known for some time that Okanogan County is in need of some sort of animal control. There has never been any funding available to support this program despite the ever increasing number of animal complaints over the last ten years,” said Sheriff Frank Rogers. On the average the county’s deputies handle between 700 and 800 animal calls a year, according to Rogers. These can range from nuisance calls like animals at large, barking dogs or depositing waste to more serious complaints such as animal abuse, animal cruelty and more recently numerous complaints involving wolves, said the sheriff. Rogers said he has decided that the sheriff ’s office will be implementing a pilot Animal Control

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TONASKET - A hold on Medicare reimbursements has ended, which will soon allow the North Valley Hospital District to resume its progress on getting its debt to Okanogan County paid off. As Chief Financial Officer Helen Verhasselt explained at the April 12 NVH Board of Commissioners meeting, Medicare goes through periods of withholding payments a couple of times a year. “Medicare’s period for holding onto our money is over,” said Director of Patient Financial Services Jana Symonds at the board’s Thursday, April 26, meeting. “Within 10 to 11 days we should start receiving money again that will help to get our warrants (loans from the county) down.” Even with the hold on Medicare reimbursements, the district’s warrants stood at $1.516 million on April 26, down from $1.7 million two weeks earlier but up from a low for the year of $1.3 million at the end of March. Verhasselt had said at the April 12 meeting that an estimated $500,000 of Medicare payments, as well as a Medicaid reimbursement, would go directly to paying down the warrants.

“I was quoted as saying we would not be spending any money on the Assisted Living building,” she said. “However, we may need to do some retrofitting to the facility to meet city and state codes for a commercial building. “I just wanted to make sure that was understood.”

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Officer for the county beginning June 1 to address the growing issue, as well as the wildlife-wolf complaints. “As I stated earlier, there is no additional funding for the position and as such we will be using our existing budget to try and make this work. This will be accomplished by using one of our existing deputies who will be assigned to handle all animal control issues,” Rogers writes in a recent press release. “This deputy will retain his full commission as well as having the ability to work up cases, make seizures and arrests when needed.” The individual assigned animal control duties will be Deputy David Yarnell. His primary duties will be to handle all animal complaints, especially when it comes to livestock that is neglected. In dealing with the wolf complaints, Deputy Yarnell will receive specialized training in these areas, including what to look for in attacks on livestock. Deputy Yarnell will work hand in hand with cattlemen, as well as the Washington Fish and Game Department when it comes to predatory kills.

“Along with this pilot program the Emergency Management side of Okanogan County is also putting together a plan in case of a disaster in which livestock is put in danger. We will be using volunteers with the county to assist in processing animal complaints.” As the program progresses the sheriff is hoping his office will be able to partner with local veterinarians and to try to obtain or work out areas in each part of the county where animals can be housed when they are seized by law enforcement. They will also be working more closely with the Prosecutor’s Office for faster convictions and to work on obtaining restitution from suspects in animal neglect cases, according to Rogers. “When I reassign one of my deputies to handle other duties, such as this pilot program, it does short the Field Division of the Sheriff ’s Office. By assigning Deputy Yarnell to handle the majority of the animal complaints this will free up other deputies to work on other cases that come in on a daily basis,” Rogers said.

Lake Osoyoos (One last time) I left my buddies all of my old chums I didn’t say good bye I just slipped away I stopped at our old place on quite a whim Toes in the water for one last swim The bass they are jumping they are kissing the sun I look to the beach and my old mates come on the run A gift so beautiful I thought I might cry I am so young, so strong, so happy and complete All of my dreams have come true with sand on my feet The sun on my back, with my friends at my side The song they are singing is my favorite by far They are standing right there playing a Kiss guitar! Mike and Mitch knew my soul when I was only a child Our laughter rang out, we could be heard for miles Three brothers not one walk in the warm sand Six foot prints together that time can’t erase We marked our own spot in this beautiful place Only childhood friends know the the pain you are in A gift from God you can’t buy in a store For it’s built in sand at the edge of the shore That’s where I leave you my friends To finish the castle that lay at our feet Build it for the kids that we always will be The sunset we all loved I just now did meet With the sun on my hair and the sand on my feet A concert of angels took this ticket of mine I checked it in tonight and left you behind I loved you all the best friends of mine Why am I here so perfect so neat? I stand before God with sand on my feet I am busy now, so many to greet I am pure, I am loved! Know the souls of my sons like you once knew mine I entrust that to you Dear friends of mine ROCK ON!!! In loving memory of Andy Apple Friends Forever Michael, Mitchel & Kory Garcia Ryan Hernandez, Trevor Godwin Brad Shaw & Little John


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It’s that time of year, the kids aren’t even out of school and already the summertime activities are starting to roll around. May Festival, although a spring event, is just next weekend and promises to bring back old memories and perhaps make some new ones. It is also a chance to catch up with old friends, some of whom don’t make it home to Oroville except during this annual event – now nearly 80-years-old. Many of us can remember riding our bikes in the parade, or perhaps marching with the scout troop or skipping along as part of the May Pole Dancers. Others rode on floats or in convertibles as May Festival Royalty of all ages from kindergarten to Senior Citizens. Some have done all of the above at one time Out of or another. The parade has something for everyone – it My Mind seems like May Festival is still the place to roll Gary A. DeVon out the new fire truck or ambulance. And in years past even a patrol car or two. There are horses, classic cars and floats from churches, fraternal organization and local business, even the occasional politician at election time. Early birds fish in the bass tournament or run/walk in the fun run. Still others find the three-on-three basketball tournament the place to spend their day, trying to win top hoop honors. The young kids can enjoy some traditional kids games like three-legged and sack races put on by the Masons. And the Depot Museum has a new exhibit featuring histories on three local families. And there’s food, wine tasting, music and much more. See our schedule of events on pages A6 and A7 of this week’s issue. The town usually fills up with people from Oroville and the surrounding communities and there’s always a large contingent of our northern neighbors from the Canada side of the border. It’s just an all around good day. And it’s just the start, the Run for the Border Motorcycle Ride is the following Saturday, then the first weekend in June we will will have the Tonasket Founder’s Day events including the parade and rodeo. The circus returns to Oroville, brought to you by the chamber of commerce, on June 11. Molson has their Mid Summer Festival in June as well. In July we have the Chesaw Fourth of July Rodeo and the Community Fireworks Display at Deep Bay Park. And Heritage Days in Oroville this year is July 19. August starts out with the Tumbleweed International Film Festival, which will be in its third year and has become a popular event in Oroville and in Osoyoos. The Can Am Apple Cup Powerboat Races will race again in August and the month finishes out with Chesaw Hot Summer Nights. So May Festival just marks the beginning of our busy event season in the northern part of the county. These events take lots of work on the behalf of volunteers to come off each summer. So this weekend and every event weekend, if you see someone you know helped to bring an event to town and all the people who come with it, take time to say thanks.

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Do all we can to save North Valley Hospital Dear Gary, I can no longer stay silent about our great hospital here in Tonasket. Maybe I am naive about many things that transpire at the hospital, but I can’t believe that I am the only one who supports them fully. Because of God’s grace and North Valley Hospital and its great employees I am alive today.The great care and bedside manners of the nursing staff is unmatched at any hospital I’ve had the pleasure of staying in. I have to believe that I’m not the only survivor because of the care I received there. I read so many negative articles it just hurts me to the soul. I feel the pain of those who have had to leave the assisted living. As we were close to placing a family member there. But I look at the big picture, the hospital. Without it, we have nothing. The hospital has to be saved at any cost. Past practices aside, we must look toward the future. I believe the administration is doing all they can do to make sure this hospital stays and becomes profitable. That is, profitable to Tonasket and surrounding communities. I’ve read 20+ folks lost their home. Again I’m so sorry, my prayers are with them and their families. But, don’t let thousands lose this valuable and needed commodity. We have to get behind the leadership, support and help guide them. Trust me, when you have your stroke or heart attack or any other emergency medical need, you will praise God for this hospital. To the management and staff of NVH, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Keep smiling and press on with your incredible service to the community and those you treat. God bless you all, Bobby G Penney Jr. Tonasket

Well done Oroville: Nice to hear music, laughter Dear Editor, Over the last two weekends we have had company at our house in Oroville. Each of those weekends we and our company went


75 YEARS AGO April 29 – May 6, 1938 The tax land sale in District 3 offers approximately 16,000 acres of land and 400 town lots. Most of the acreage has been approved for sale at a minimum price of $1.00 per acre while town lots range from $1.00 to $50.00 each with an average of $3.00 per lot. All sales are made to the highest bidder for cash or on contract. The time contracts may be made on any purchase of $40 or more with 20% down and ten equal annual payments at 6% interest. Life on the open seas, adventure in new ports and new lands, is the opportunity offered to red-blooded American youths by the U.W. Maritime Commission; it is announced by the National Emergency Council at Seattle. The Commission is seeking unmarried high school graduates between the ages of 18 and 23 to serve as cadets aboard ships of the American Merchant Marine. These young men will receive a thorough 4 to 5 year training while serving to fit them to be the future officers of the commercial fleet of the United States. The following is a list of matches in connection with the 1938 Oroville Golf Club Cup Tournament. The only requirement being that you are a member in good standing before commencement of play. 18 holes, match play. Observe the rules and fairway markers. The first matches must be completed on or before Saturday, May 7. A deal was consummated this week whereby Gordon Bonar sold out his interest in the Bonar Shell Service Station on the corner of Main Street and Railroad Avenue across form the Civic League Building, to Leonard Brummer and Hans J. Bergh. Mr. Brummer and Mr. Bergh are two young men from Republic where they worked in the Shell Station. Plans are now in full swing for the third annual May Day Program to be held in Oroville, May 6. Each class and organization in high school has chosen a princess and made plans for a float which will be entered in the parade. Miss Vivian Birch was chosen as princess of the Freshman Class; Wilma Doerr will represent the Sophomore Class; Irene Thomas, the Juniors and Lois Edgemen the Seniors and Jane Perry will be princess of the Girls Club. Starting at 1 o’clock this afternoon, the Oroville School May Day parade will pass through the streets, led by the Boy Scouts and school band. First will be the crowning of May Day Queen, Theda Robinson elected by the votes at the various stores in Town. At the last meeting of the Council in April, it was suggested that a change in the water rates for irrigation purposes in order to stimulate interest in growing gardens and lawns in the Town of Oroville. The present rates for water in the Town of Oroville is a minimum of 4000 gallons for $1.50, $.10 a thousand gallons for the next three thousand gallons and $.07 per thousand gallons for the next 93,000 gallons. John Crabb, Superintendent of the Oroville Schools, has received notice from Washington

out on the town, visiting Hometown Pizza, which is always so good. We also visited the new Pastime, what a great job the new owners have done with it. We met Vicky the owner and had a very interesting conversation with her. When we left there we stopped in to the plaza for a an hour or so before calling it a night. How nice it is to walk down Main Street and hear music playing and people laughing and having fun. Well done Oroville. Just a canadians point of view, Bob Morrison North Delta B.C./Oroville

Community made the Big Splash a big success Dear Gary, To the Tonasket Citizens: The Big Splash BBQ was such a success and so much fun. We accomplished our goal of promoting the Tonasket Water Ranch and raised $5000 as well. This could not have happened without the amazing volunteer core we have in our little community. Under Linda Black’s guidance, the food preparation, the musicians, the servers, the grillers, the entrance folks, the set-up and take-down, was all done by volunteers that just said yes and jumped in when asked. We are so thankful to live in a community where we can all come together to enjoy ourselves and support a local cause. You were all wonderful, but we would like to say a special thanks to our very own Bud McSpadden who

ITEMS FROM THE PAST D. C. to change the plans for the erection of the new Junior High School and to proceed with the construction of the school. The newly proposed plans call for the erection of a separate Junior High School unit on ground adjacent to the present Grade School.

50 YEARS AGO May 2 – May 9, 1963: All persons interested in preserving the history of Okanogan County have been invited to help organize an Okanogan County Historical Society at 3 p.m. this Sunday, May 5 at the Cariboo Inn in Okanogan. A proposed set of By-Laws will be presented but will be subject to change by those attending the meeting before they are adopted, said Bruce Wilson, Omak, chairman of the temporary committee. “We plan to have three or four speakers to talk briefly on aspects of Okanogan County History”, Wilson said. Three Oroville High School teachers have tendered their resignations to the Oroville Board of Education, effective at the end the present school year. Beverly Pearson, Vocational Home Economic teacher is leaving the profession to become a fulltime housewife. Mrs. Pearson has been in the school system for the past eight years; DeeLores Sylvester is also leaving to become a full-fledged homemaker. She has been in the Oroville School for five years as girl’s Physical Education Director and Grace Manor will seek a teaching position where she will devote all of her efforts in her major field of art. Mrs. Manor has been in the system for just one year. Susan Kingsley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Kingsley of Oroville was recently chosen delegate to Evergreen Girl’s State by the Hodges Post #84, American Legion. Susan has been active since her freshman year. Pat Jackson, daughter of Mrs. And Mrs. Gordon Jackson has been chosen as alternate. “Excellent condition” reports Dick Shumway, Manager of the Oroville United Growers, in describing the fruit being process from the new controlled atmosphere storage which was opened April 22. For its initial use of the new facility, Oroville United Growers stored 32,000 boxes of common delicious, 62,000 boxes of red delicious, 200 boxes of Rome Beauties, 2,000 boxes of Golden Delicious and 200 boxes of Jonathans. H. Ben Holden, Clerk of the Oroville School Board, was elected Monday night as President of the Okanogan County School Boards Association. Holden was elected to serve his third term last March and is serving his second term as Clerk of the Oroville School Board. WeatherWise by Marge Frazier: April 24, 62 degrees maximum, 37 degrees minimum; April 25, 63 and 36; April 26, 62 and 44; April 27, 68 and 41; April 28, 71 and 42; April 29, 69 and 45 and

can make every event memorable and to the High School Volunteers – 17 of them supervised by Anita Ausmussen – who arrived in black and white ready and eager to do their job. That was a wonderful way for the school to show off what a good job they are doing. Sincerely, Julie Alley - President Tonasket Chamber of Commerce

Author to speak in Tonasket Dear Gary, Rene Holiday, Stevens County horse breeder and author will be presenting Sustainable Development - The Communist Take Over of the USA at Whistler’s Restaurant in Tonasket on Friday May 17 at 6 p.m. This free presentation is open to the public, sponsored by the Okanogan County RLC. Rene became involved with sustainable development in 2006 when regulations threatened her horse farm. She began researching these issues and discovered that the UN’s Agenda 21 was the driving force behind these regulations that are being proposed and implemented in even the smallest of communities. Agenda 21 is being covertly furthered by agencies at all levels of government and when fully implemented will deprive us of our personal property rights and individual liberty. Not only will Rene identify and give an overview of the problem, she will provide a blueprint by which we can fight back against this invasive and unconstitutional program. Stacey Storm Riverside

April 30, 63 and 43. Total precipitation for the week, .36 inches. Mrs. Sidney Rise, named County Homemaker of the Year announced the various 4-H Club winners in the J C Penny sewing contest. Sharman Rise, of the Molson Swift Stitchers 4-H Club for a County Campship; Kristin Landreth, Sew ‘N Sew 4-H Club of Oroville, in the senior division, a state Campship; LeAnne Loose was a winner in dairy food demonstration and she received $5.00 toward a county Campship offered by the Okanogan Dairy Association; Carol Gausman was the winner in the Junior Talent Division, received a County Campship awarded by the Tunk Valley and Mt. Olive Grange and Lynn Dwyer, a member of the Sew ‘N Sew 4-H Cub of Oroville, was runner up in the senior division and received a proposed State Campship. FOOD VALUES: 8 tall tins of Carnation Milk, $1.00; five 46 oz. tins of tomato juice, $1.00; Rib Steaks, U.S. Good or Choice, $.79 lb.; 10 101/2 oz. tomato soup, $.88; Fryers, ready for the pan, cut up, $.35 per lb.; Oranges, $.13 per lb. The Royal Court for the 1963 May Day Festival are: Queen, Marsha Harnasch; Senior Class Princess, Pat Buckmiller; Junior Class Princess Pat Hemry; Sophomore Class, Luanne Emry; Freshman Class Princess, Nancy Zosel; Junior High Princess, Anita Edens and Grade School Princess, Kristin McCormick.

25 Years Ago May 4 – 11, 1988: The Spokane Lumber Company, formerly S & J Logging, is planning on installing a high-tech incinerator at their sawmill to burn waste wood. One concern was that the incinerator would cause smoke to hang in the air and cause pollution in the valley. Randy Bailey, spokesman for the Spokane Lumber Co., pointed out that the incinerator would be a 30-foot diameter with a 42 to 60 foot chimney. This type has been used since 1974 and the Olivine Corporation has over 150 in operation. It has a 97.9 percent efficiency and the only thing visibly escaping from the burner would be the heat waves. Oroville’s 54th Annual May Day Festivities promise to be full of pomp and circumstance for child and adults alike. Royalty for these festivities are: Queen Stacy Sawyer, with princesses Dana Kernan and Bernadine Wildermuth. The royalty will represent Oroville in all of this weekend’s May Day festivities. Grand Marshals for the 54th May Day are lifelong Oroville residents and pioneer couple, Bill and Ada Curtis. The thundering hooves of the Pony Express will sound again on May 27 in a relay between Tonasket and Princeton, B. C. during the first annual Friendship Express. The express ride was organized in an effort to promote Tonasket’s Sister City, Princeton, and its rodeo on May 28 and 29. The express starts at the Tonasket Post Office at 6 a.m., with several pieces of mail, some of which will be letters from Washington dignitaries to their counterparts in Canada. This mail will be relayed by American riders each 1.5 mile until it reaches the Nighthawk Port at 9 a.m.

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Here we are into the countdown of the annual May Day Festival. Takes a lot of work on the part of a lot of people to make things work, in a timely fashion. And the winds and cool temperatures continue, but perhaps we can expect warmer temperatures for next week. Some folks come away with sunburns, especially our little blondes from Snohomish, who don’t see near enough of the sun, but love to come over and chase the candy trails given out by some of the participating floats in the parade. In 1938, Vivian Birch (Emry) was princess from her freshman class, in the third May Day parade. Vivian resides at her THIS & THAT Molson home, her older sister Doris Joyce Emry in Ellensburg and younger brother, Wayne, makes his home with her. One of the topics around town was “what happened at Hometown Pizza”, as there was plywood over the front door.

Marge Finley and David Karaffa are Senior Royalty Submitted by Dolly Engelbretson Oroville Senior Center

Plans are being made by the Seniors to sponsor an Indian Taco dinner here at the Center on Saturday, May 18. Serving will start at 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 P. M. Price will be $7 per person. Indian Taco’s and all the fixin’s. Everyone welcome. Our Senior Center Royalty

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A fire, which could have been much worse, had it not been discovered quickly, by a neighboring business, did mostly smoke damage. The open sign was back on as of Wednesday, May 01, 2013, so they were back in business without too much delay but, the insurance adjustor has told them they must be closed for a few weeks for clean-up in parts of the building that don’t show much, (attic etc) but will allow them to be open for May Day weekend. CORRECTION: The Memorial being held May 18th in the Community Center in Chesaw is for Dolly Brazel, not both she and Warren as was listed last week. His memorial was held at an earlier date. Sorry for the confusion. Last Monday we took a drive to Omak to visit with friends that we haven’t seen for a long time. Dorothy Will has moved into Apple Springs Assisted Living and Kay (Sherling) Tracy relocated there when North Valley recently closed. And on our return trip we visited Ellen Roberts, near Riverside. It is amazing how our elderly adjust to having to make new decisions. These ladies have had a lot of birthdays. Dorothy will be 90 real soon, Kay is past 90 and Ellen will be 103 in July, and there was no complaining

OROVILLE SENIOR NEWS enjoyed the Tea on Sunday sponsored by Michelle Smith and the May Fest Committee. Marge Finley and David Karaffa will be riding in the auto donated by Becky and John Desjardin Don’t miss the International Chorus on Parade Day, May 11, starting at 2 p.m. at the Free Methodist Church May birthdays will be celebrat-


by Sue Wisener Tonasket Eagles #3002

Well spring is finally here in all its warm glory, so make sure and get out and enjoy this great weather. Don’t forget that Sunday is Mother’s Day and get your mother something wonderful. Remember to come by the club and get yourself a few of those scholarship raffle tickets. The drawing is in June so not much

Molson Museum opens soon Submitted by Marianne Knight May Day Celebration will be here by the end of the week, with the big Parade on Saturday at 10 a.m. I know that it’s not up on our Hilltop but some of us are taking part in it. Come and watch. It is one of the big deals in Oroville. The Parade starts at 10 a.m. down by the schools. Check the rest of the paper for other activities. The next Red Hat trip to the Casino is on Saturday May 11. Please let Marianne know if you plan to go. We need a head count

time left to get your chance to win either $400 in gas or groceries. Tickets one for $5, or three for $10. Friday is Bingo night starting at 7 p.m., so get out those daubers and come try your luck. The kitchen will be open at 5:30 pm and will be serving those great 1/3 pound hamburgers and fries.

HILLTOP COMMENTS for all of the perks. There are lots of new games. Come and join us. Fiona’s is open now on Saturday and Sunday for the Season. Memorial Day Weekend will be here soon, with the opening of the School House Museum, and the big Chesaw/Molson Garage Sale. The Museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily ‘til September. The Garage Sale will be held in the Grange Hall from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Judy Bowling will have her

from any or them. Three very gracious ladies and I’m so glad to have known them, through the years. On May 5th 1935, Oroville welcomed into the city, Lloyd and Merna Emry and their three children Cleland, Clayton and Wayne. Clayton was eight-yearsold. Their travel mates from Nebraska had been Lester and Ellen Roberts and her sister, Gertrude Borg (Sawtells). Traveling in those days was considerably different than today, to say the least. Records kept by Mrs. Emry show that it took just a few cents over $21 for gasoline for the entire trip. It was a busy day in our town last Saturday as many celebrations, open house, auctions, grand openings, fashion shows and what have you were held. Lotsa’ things going on! One needed to make a priority list, as some things were going on at the same time. One function that probably had the most foot traffic was the 79th Anniversary of the Prince Enterprises, now owned and operated under new ownership, but still called by the original name. Jack and Mary Hughes are to be commended for the faith they have in the growing of Oroville, with the continuance of the dry goods/warehouse portion, while another family owned business, Aikins Harvest Foods, continues with the grocery. Jack also has the fireworks stands that are distributed in many cities in the Northwest, in July. He provides a lot of

ed here on Friday May 17. The music will be provided by Joy and John Lawson and their Canadian friends. We were sorry to hear that Juanita Waggy was back in the hospital with a broken hip after a fall at home. Bev Holden was playing pinochle here at the Center on Saturday evening. She has even made it to Bingo. Good to see her up and around after her stroke. Pinochle scores for May 4: The door prize was won by Ted Z who was also high scorer for the men; Sally Eder was high for the women and Victoria Cline had the most pinochles. More next time....

Saturday night will be karaoke at 9 pm, and will be ready for all of you to break out those dancing shoes. Sunday is our last 9-11 am breakfast until October, so come and support the club and enjoy a fantastic breakfast. Our Sunday pinochle scores were as follows. Penny Smith took 1st place and Joanne Michels came in a close 2nd. Low score was taken by Ted Zackman and Penny Smith and Julie Hovland snatched up the last pinochle of the day. We wish those that may be ill a speedy recovery. God bless you all. The Biggest Little Eagles in the state.

World Famous (our Hill Top, world) Cinnamon Rolls for sale until she runs out. Lunch will start about 11:30am and will be the “Best” Taco Salad in Town, made by the Chesaw Ladies. Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate, Pop and Water will be available. If you have garage sale items and want a table you need to call Penny Cole at (509) 485-2343. Tables are free. Get your things together and join in the fun. May 18th is the date for the Memorial Service for Dolly Brazle. It will be held at the Chesaw Community Building at noon. This will be a potuck so bring your best dish or salad or dessert. Until next week.

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fun things for the children of the area, such as pony rides, different children attractions and it is only fitting that he do so, because he is just a “big kid at heart.” He contributes, often behind the scenes, on many fund raisers and other charitable happenings. A fashion show is always fun, especially for the ladies, which was the case Saturday, and with Joyce Forthun in charge, one can be sure of success. Ya’ shoulda’ seen little “Sonny” Walt Hart all dressed up with his grandson, in their finery, from the local store. Not to forget the ladies and children (and even a grandma or two) as they walked the promenade as if it was their daily job. How about the fact that there are three floral places in the area in which to purchase plants and “stuff,” and at the new place at Princes, how fitting it is to have a retirement rocker for Forey and Joyce Boyer, who had kept things “watered up” in the plant section for years. With the unfortunate strokes that Joyce encountered and Forey as her caregiver, their careers were retired, and how thoughtful of the owners to offer their thanks in the afore mentioned manner. Jim and Marilyn Prince haven’t really gotten into the swing of retirement as Jim spends a goodly amount of time with his brother, Ben, who is seriously ill with inoperable brain cancer. For a good piece of pie and a chance to buy something from a silent auction or

just outright buy an item, you needed to be at the Episcopal Church last Saturday, while they were raising money to assist with children’s summer camp. The Shop Tavern had a grand opening with new owners. Bunny and Isadore Williams, longtime residents of Oroville. No signing indicates a name change, yet. And the opening of the Pastime Bar and Grill was brimmed to overflowing. Not sure about the barricades…. are those permanent fixtures, I wonder? A class reunion is coming Saturday morning for breakfast at the Plaza Restaurant, for folks from the classes of ’45, ’46 &’47 and some others before and after those years. Anyway, it is a lot of Senior Citizens at one time... almost 70 years out of school. Shriner’s and Mason’s served a bunch of hot dogs, chips and drinks for 99 cents last Saturday… my boss used to say, “sure you can have lotsa’ customers if you give stuff away.” My neighbor, Bev Holden is gaining strength, and finding it difficult to be housebound when she is used to being outside, doing her own yard work. Once again the United Methodist ladies hosted the May Day Royalty with the annual tea last Sunday afternoon. The fellowship room was filled to overflowing and they were entertained by varied entertainment and served refreshments.




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Your Oroville Royalty Welcomes You to the 79th Annual May Festival Celebration!

Bass Tournament

79th Annual Oroville May Festival


Coronation of 2013 Royalty 7:00 PM Oroville High School Gym, Mini Parade to follow

at Deep Bay: 5:00 AM to 5:45 AM registration 6:00 AM Start, with weigh-in at 3:00 PM


Bass Tournament at Deep Bay: 5:00 AM to 5:45 AM registration 6:00 AM Start, with weigh-in at 3:00 PM Pancake Breakfast at the American Legion Hall 7:00 AM

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35th Annual Fun Run 7:00 AM check in for the 8:00 AM Fun Run start time (Appleway Street)

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3 on 3 Basketball Tournament: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Oroville High School Tennis Courts

May Pole Dance and awards ceremony following the parade at the Oroville High School front lawn

Farmer’s Market at the Oroville Public Library: 9:00 AM to 12:00 NOON

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May Pole Dance and awards ceremony following the parade at the Oroville High School front lawn


Historical Society – “Bridging To The Past” History of the Peerless, Prince’s Stores, Zosel Lumber Mill, and the train to Oroville at the Oroville Depot: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Sun., May 12, 2013 at 1 p.m. Shot Gun Start

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Chamber of Commerce BBQ at Oroville High School (East lawn) 11:30 AM

Esther Bricques Winery - Wine Tasting Swanson Mill Road 12:00 NOON TO 6:00 PM

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Golf Tournament at the Oroville Golf Course 1:00 PM The Oroville May Festival would like to remind everyone that the parade route along Main Street and Hwy 97 will be closed to through traffic during the parade, Saturday, May 11. The parade will begin at 10:00 a.m., and there will be detours set up for traffic wanting to pass through town until the end of the parade.

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Chamber of www.orovillewashington.org Toll Free: 1-888-699-5659 Commerce OUR MEMBERSHIP WISHES YOU A GREAT FESTIVAL! Akins Harvest Foods Alpine Brewery Company, Inc. Baines Title Co., Inc. Bains RV Park Beattle’s Auto & Truck Sales Betta’s Services, LLC Camaray Motel Carbon Cycle Crush Cascades Foothills Farmland Assn. City of Oroville Copper Mountain Vineyards Dale Crandall Attorney Eden Valley Guest Ranch Esther Bricques Winery Eva’s Diner & Bakery Frontier Foods Gray’s Hydraclean High Country Real Estate Joseph’s Plumbing Leah Cathryn Day Spa Lees-ure Lite Products Les Schwab Tires Marylou’s Gifts & More NAPA Auto Supply N. Cascades Broadcasting Inc. North Valley Hospital Nulton Irrigation Okanogan Estate & Vineyards

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Okanogan Valley Life

Community Bulletin Board

Slow Food Okanogan event OMAK - Interested people are invited to a wine and cheese tasting at the Breadline Café on Thursday, May 9 from 5-8 p.m. The Breadline will be featuring prepared dishes and select wines from local producers Okanogan Cellars and Pine Stump Farms farmstead artisan goat cheese. Join members of Slow Food Okanogan in enjoying the first of a series of Breadline dinner specials featuring local farmers and vintners from the Okanogan. Representatives from Slow Food Okanogan will be present to answer questions, take suggestions and highlight ways to eat local!

Dowsing and Divining Class

Submitted photo

Salley Bull and her winning entry “Wild Rose Woods” and Oroville Friends of the Library President, Rick Braman.

‘Oroville Creates’ Art Show a success Submitted by Rick Braman - President Oroville Friends of the Library

OROVILLE - The “Oroville Creates” Art Show, a fundraiser for the Oroville Library held Saturday April 27th, was a great success. There were 11 artists represented, with a total of 15 works

It’s a Coverup Submitted By Jackie Valiquette North Valley Community Schools

No, we’re not trying to conceal evidence of a wrongdoing. This coverup is a bib for full-grown guys and gals; add ties and it’s an apron, too. Once you try it, guys, you won’t feel silly. It covers you up better than any apron, and for corn on the cob or baby back ribs you will be safe! Throw it in the wash over and over. Fun to make, great as a gift. Sewing machines are provided at this Monday, May 20th class.

of art on display. All 40 of those who attended, were treated to an eclectic array of artwork, soothing classical guitar music and plenty of goodies to eat. Attendees were asked to vote for their favorite piece, and Salley Bull won “Best in Show” with her wool felted wall hanging tapestry titled “Wild Rose Woods.” Attendees also voted for the pho-

THE LEARNING TREE Classes for the rest of May include: Gold Panning & Placer Mining, a popular class taught by a mine geologist at Kinross. It’s two sessions on Thursday, May 16 and Saturday, May 18. Get your hands messy and find some gold! The Mushroom Hunt Tour on Wednesday, May 22 (change of date) is full, but there’s always the chance of a cancellation at the last minute. Get your name on the

tos to be used for next years event, which will be held again in April. Artists should watch this paper for an announcement of the next event, sometime in September. We are hoping to grow this art show into an Oroville tradition, so please join us if you work in any art form, and help the Oroville Library Friends make this a memorable annual event.

waiting list if you’re interested. The American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid/AED class takes place on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 21 and 22. You will receive a certified FirstAid/ CPR card, valid for two years, upon completion of this course. Finally, another reminder that to participate in the hugely popular Processing of Gold Ores with Gold Pour on June 6 and 10 you must be signed up by May 22 to allow time for background checks. Call Ellen Barttels at 509476-2011, community.schools@ oroville.wednet.edu, or www. northvalleycommunityschools. com for information to register for classes.

Kill the worms in your lawn? Not such a good idea IN THE N.C. WASHINGTON GARDEN

PAC presents Spamalot OMAK - The Okanogan Valley Orchestra and Chorus will be presenting Monty Python’s “Spamalot” at the Omak Performing Arts Center May 10-12 and May 17-19. Friday and Saturday performances will be at 7 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 3:30 p.m. General admission is $17, Students with ID $12 and children under 12 are $8. Tickets in Tonasket are available at Roy’s Pharmacy and in Oroville at the Oroville Pharmacy. They can also be purchased online at www. brownpapertickets.com. More information can be found online at www.ovovinfo.com or by calling (509) 429-4007.

Oroville Farmers’ Market OROVILLE - The Oroville Farmers’ Market season is Saturday, May 11, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Oroville Community Library located at 1276 Main St. Purchase art, crafts, plant starts, fresh baked goods and tamales plus the best produce on the planet. The Oroville Farmers’ Market continues each Saturday through October 26 and new vendors are welcome. Call (509) 476-2662 for more information.

May Festival Parade, enter now

By Bonnie Orr Chelan County WSU Master Gardener

A perpetual question Master Gardeners hear is, “How do I kill the worms in my lawn?” Before I share the answer we give, let’s talk about worms. The majority of the worms we find in our yards are the red wigglers who eat decaying vegetable matter and night crawlers who live in the soil and carry organic material into the soil. It is the night crawlers that make the lawn lumps! Thousands and thousands— perhaps as many as 50,000 worms—live in your yard if your soil has a source of organic material for the worms to eat. Earthworms turn dirt into soil. Each night the worms deposit worm castings—their droppings—by the surface opening and take down more leaves and organic material to digest during the day where they also leave castings. It appears that worms do not sleep. These castings release the nutrients that were stored in the leaves so that plants can reabsorb them. Their burrows, which are the size of the diameter of a pencil, spread down about 8–10 feet into the earth. These burrows not only are the homes for the worms, but the cavity contains organic material brought down from the

OROVILLE – Our instructor, Michael Stewart, has taught many people the basics of dowsing and divining for water, gold, or anything you choose with a divining rod or pendulum. Michael will discuss stress lines, balancing energy, and connecting to light energy and will contribute a pendulum and instruction manual to new students. Those who also take the advanced class on Thursday, May 9 will save $5 on their registration fee. Call Ellen Barttels at North Valley Community Schools, (509) 4762011 or community.schools@ oroville.wednet.edu for information and to register.

surface. These long tunnels provide air and water tracks for plant roots; and that is very important for your garden The night crawler’s lifestyle helps to create what is known as soil structure. This is the network of insects, microorganisms, various sized rock particles, and air and water passages. The strength of the soil structure helps create a healthy environment for all plants. Tilling the garden breaks up the soil’s structure, and this is one of the reasons that the annual regimen has lost favor with knowledgeable gardeners. If your garden soil is fertile and has enough organic material incorporated into it, you can preserve the worms’ work by merely weeding the garden plot in the spring—and then digging small trenches for seeds or individual holes for plants. So, what is the advice about killing worms? Have you ever noticed after a heavy rain that worms come out into the driveway? This is because the burrows have filled with water and forced

out the air the worms need. The same thing happens when a homeowner over–waters the lawn. The worms are pushed to the surface. Another reason that the lawn mounds appear is that the lawn is not watered consistently or enough, and the ground is damp only a few inches deep. Consequently, the worms stay at the surface of the soil. So the answer is—if you kill the worms, you will kill the soil’s fertility. Proper lawn irrigation will keep the works happy, deep in the soil, and all will be well. This is a shortened version of an article written by Bonnie Orr, Chelan County WSU Master Gardener. It appeared in the Wenatchee World on October 12, 2012. For the complete article, which includes a history of the earthworm in America, go to the Wenatchee World website at http://www.wenatcheeworld. com/news/2012/oct/16/in-thegarden-kill-the-worms-in-yourlawn-not/.

OROVILLE - The 79th Annual Oroville May Festival Parade. Line up starts at 8 a.m.; Judging starts at 8:30 a.m.; parade starts at 10 a.m. Applications for the 79th Annual May Festival Parade are available at Prince’s Center (Customer Service), Sterling Savings Bank, and the Oroville School District Superintendent’s office, or by calling (509) 4299397. Don’t miss out on being in this fun-filled family event. Start planning your entry now and plan on having a great time being a participant in the 79th Annual May Festival Parade.

Roads Closed for May Day Parade OROVILLE - The Oroville May Festival Committee would like to remind everyone that the parade route along Main St./Hwy. 97 will be closed during the parade, which begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 11. There will be detours set up for traffic wanting to pass through town until the end of the parade. Saturday, May 11, 2013, to celebrate 50 years of successful and adventurous living. Other classes from the 1960’s are also welcome. Plan to eat (picnic style foods are being catered) or snack your way (bring munchies or dessert if you can) through the afternoon while you renew old friendships and celebrate new ones. If you were a student in the class of ‘63 at any time during freshman through senior years and have not received an information letter, please contact Sandra Hill Peterson at 509476-3378 or check out the website for more information. http:// ohs63.com/.

OHS Class of ‘45, ‘46 and ‘47 Mini Reunion OROVILLE - A mini reunion is planned for the Oroville High School Classes of 1945, 1946 and 1947 on Saturday, May 11 (May Day) at the Plaza Restuarant. There will be a no host breakfast at 8 a.m. Anyone it welcome to meet there. There will be no evening get together. For information call Laura Jean Worthington at (509) 476-4568.

Is your doggie training you? OROVILLE – Oh, that doggie is so cute, but his manners are not so endearing. Our puppy whisperer will have you back at top dog status in no time with straightforward techniques. This course takes place indoors for six sessions starting Monday, May 13. Pups must be six months or older. Bring choke collar, leash, favorite treats and toy, along with your dog. To register call Ellen Barttels at (509) 476-2011, email community.schools@oroville.wednet. edu, or see www.northvalleycommunityschools.com.

Try Your Hand at Gold Panning OROVILLE - This is a popular North Valley Community School class. In the first session you will gain insider information on what to look for and how to find it. The second day you will go up the Similkameen River to try your hand at panning for gold. Chances are you will find some! You may find other interesting minerals, too. Learn what to do on Thursday, May 16, then do it on Saturday, May 18. Your Kinross instructor will guide you all the way. Call Ellen Barttels at 509-476-2011 or community.schools@oroville.wednet. edu. And, of course, you can register on our new website at www. northvalleycommunityschools. com.

Molson Grange Family Bingo MOLSON - The Molson Grange will have Family Bingo on Friday, May 17 at 6 p.m. Bring finger foods to share at break. For more information call (509) 485-2266.

OHS Class of 1963 Music at the Market picnic OROVILLE - OHS Class of 1963 will be having a picnic at Lake Osoyoos Memorial Park on

312 S. Whitcomb

OROVILLE - As part of their goal to provide cultural enrichment to our community, the Oroville Public Library will


Come visit us in friendly downtown Tonasket!

In the Breeze

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host “Music at the Market” each Saturday during the 2013 Farmers’ Market season. Musicians who would like to showcase, (volunteer), their acoustic talents are invited to call the Oroville Public Library to book a date. On Saturday, May 18 Music at the Market will feature Alene Halliday and Steve Pollard. For more information call (509) 4762662.

Taking Orders for Cinnamon Roll Fundraiser OROVILLE - The Oroville Catholic Church is taking orders for cinnamon rolls that they will have for Tuesday, May 21 deliver as part of an annual fundraiser. The cinnamon rolls are made by John Desjardin and are very generous in size with a caramel topping. Cost is $3 per each roll and will be sold in half and full dozen quantities. To place an order or for more information call Jane Lynch at (509) 476-2177.

Tonasket Chamber Change TONASKET -The Tonasket Chamber of Commerce will now be meeting on the fourth Tuesday of each month at The Kuhler, 302 S. Whitcomb, at noon. This month that will be Thursday, May 23. Chamber meetings on the second Tuesday of each month will continue to be hosted by Whistler’s, at 616 S. Whitcomb, also at noon. Check the GazetteTribune’s online calendar for updated schedules.

Food Banks TONASKET - The Tonasket food bank operates every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Sarge’s Burger Bunker, 101 Hwy. 97 N. For more information contact Jack Gavin at (509) 486-2480. OROVILLE - The Oroville food bank operates every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., excluding holidays, in the basement of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. For more information, call Jeff Austin at (509) 476-3978 or Sarah Umana at (509) 476-2386. Editor’s Note: Our Community Bulletin Board generally allows listing your event for up two weeks prior to the day it occurs. If space allows it may be included prior to the two week limit. However, our online calendar at www.gazettetribune.com allows the event to be listed for much longer periods. You may place an event on the online calendar by going to our website and clicking on the “Add an Event” button on the homepage. Once your request is submitted, it can take up to 48 hours for the event to appear on the calendar. G.A.D.

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Crunch time for Tonasket, Oroville track squads Tigers use CTL finals to prep for district meet, which they host Friday By Brent Baker bbaker@gazette-tribune.com

CASHMERE - May is the time for track and field athletes to fully hit their stride, and the Tonasket squad seems to be doing just that as the Tigers recorded more than 30 personal bests at the Friday, May 3, Caribou Trail League district championship meet. Both squads finished sixth out of the eight teams, though Tonasket coach Bob Thornton said Friday’s meet was more about individual performance and preparation for this week’s district meet. “We focused on individual performances to get the athletes ready for the district meet,” he said. “We had some spectacular performances.” Kathryn Cleman, whose season best in the pole vault heading into the meet was 7-6, shattered not only her previous best but the nine-year-old school record with a vault of 9-0. Sammy Rothrock held the old mark of 8-0. Cleman finished second to Cashmere’s Jesica Bauer, who jumped 10-3 to set a new CTL meet mark. The Tigers also had four league champions on the day, including a sweep of the 400-meter dash. Emily Mills finished in 60.66, good for third in the bi-district rankings, while freshman Ryan Rylie won the boys race in 53.9 to rank fifth in the bi-district (as well as the top freshman). The 4x100 girls relay team of Mills, Kelly Cruz, Rose Walts and Cassie Spear set a two-second PR to edge Cashmere for the league title in 52.89 and is ranked second in the bi-district, while Ethan Bensing won the triple jump title with a personal best 41-7.5 (beating his previous best by a foot and a half) and is ranked third in the bi-district and fourth in the state. The 4x400 girls relay team of Mills, Walts, Spear and Devan Utt also trimmed six seconds off its best time to finish third and is fifth in the bi-district rankings. Other top finishers for the girls included Walts in the 100 hurdles (3rd, 17.25) and triple jump (5th, 32-5.25); Spear in the 400 (5th, 1:04.50); Utt in the 800 (6th, 2:46.97); Kylie Dellinger in the 3200 (3rd, 13:30.69); and Smith in the shot put (6th, 27-4). For the boys, Joaquin Polito finished fifth in the javelin (133-3); and Dallas Tyus was fifth in the triple jump (35-9).

Above, Tonasket’s Ethan Bensing (center approaches 4x100 relay teammate Devyn Catone with the baton at last Friday’s Caribou Trail League meet. Left, the Tigers’ Kathryn Cleman broke the school record with a leap of 8-6, then did it again minutes later with a vault of 9-0 (pictured), easily surpassing her previous personal best by a foot and a half.

Brent Baker/staff photos

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Hornets host Central Washington League North Sub-district meet on Thursday; girls aim for title By Brent Baker bbaker@gazette-tribune.com

TWISP - Oroville’s track and field teams tuned up for the upcoming “money” meets with their final regular-season invitational at Liberty Bell on Friday, May 3, with the girls finishing third and the boys ninth. Winning events for the Hornets were Kaitlyn Grunst, Sierra Speiker and Luke Kindred. “We had a lot of PRs between the Bridgeport (on Tuesday) and Liberty Bell meets, but Grunst we didn’t have athletes load up events in either meet,” said Oroville coach Harold Jensen. Grunst won the high jump with a leap of 5-0 and finished second in the long jump (14-2.25) and triple jump (30-7.25). Speiker took the 1600 in 5:20.60, missing her personal best set three days earlier by threetenths of a second, while Kindred was victorious in the javelin with a throw of 156-0. Other Hornet girls that finished in the top six included Lisa Hartvig in the 400 (5th, 1:09.84); Callie Barker in the 100 hurdles (3rd, 18.81) and 300 hurdles (3rd, 54.10); Breanna Ervin in the 100 hurdles (6th, 20.25); Brittany Jewett in the javelin (2nd, 96-2); Barker, Grunst, Jewett and Sammie Walimaki in the 4x100 relay (5th, 57.88); Walimaki,

Hartvig, Jewett and Ervin in the 4x200 relay (5th, 2:01.20); and Alexa Werner in the shot put (4th, 29-7). Other top finishers for the boys included Tanner Smith in the 100 (2nd, 11.15); Kindred in the discus (3rd, 118-4) and 100 (6th, 11.77); and Smith, Kindred, Logan Mills and Charlie Arrigoni in the 4x100 relay (3rd, 46.79). The Hornet girls finished with 80 points to tie Pateros for third place. Entiat won the meet with 107 points, with the host Mountain Lions second with 83.5. However, Liberty Bell does not have a pole vault pit, costing Oroville the points associated with one of its strongest events. The Oroville boys had 34 points. Liberty Bell won the meet with 145, crushing second-place Republic by 70 points. Oroville hosts the Central Washington League’s North Subdistrict meet on Thursday, May 9. The top four finishers in each event advance to next week’s district (state qualifying) meet in Ephrata.

Sierra Speiker is just one of several Oroville girls looking to qualify for State in multiple events as sub-district and district meets get underway over the next two weekends.

Hornets run at Bridgeport BRIDGEPORT - Oroville started a busy week at the Bridgeport Invitational on Tuesday, April 30, where the girls finished fourth and the boys took eighth out of 10 teams. Top finishers for the girls

included Sierra Speiker in the 1600 (5:20.28); Alexa Werner in the shot put (1st, 33-3) and discus (3rd, 87-2); Callie Barker in the pole vault (1st, 9-0) and 100 hurdles (3rd, 18.75); Sammie Walimaki in the 100 (2nd, 13.84); Lisa Hartvig in the 400 (6th,

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1:12.97); and Breanna Ervin in the pole vault (2nd, 6-0). The boys were led by Luke Kindred in the javelin (1st, 149-9) and pole vault (1st, 9-6); Tanner Smith in the 100 (2nd, 11.18); and Dakota Haney in the shot put (6th, 37-7).

The Road to State The top three finishers in each event at District 6 meet on May 18 qualify for the state 2B finals. Here are the Hornets in the district top 10 in each event (with their season-best performance). Boys 100 - Tanner Smith (2nd, 11.33); Luke Kindred (6th, 12.04) 200 - Tanner Smith (2nd, 23.71); Logan Mills (10th, 24.84) 300 Hurdles - Tanner Smith (4th, 45.18) 4x100 - Smith, Kindred, Mills, Arrigoni (4th, 46.94) 4x400 - Arrigoni, Garfias, Mills, Mieirs (6th, 4:07.92) Javelin - Luke Kindred (1st, 157-7) Pole Vault - Luke Kindred (3rd, 10-0) Shot Put - Dakota Haney (4th, 37-7) Discus - Luke Kindred (5th, 118-4) Girls 100 - Sammie Walimaki (8th, 14.04) 200 - Sammie Walimaki (10th, 30.04) 400 - Breanna Ervin (8th, 70.03); Lisa Hartvig (9th, 70.04) 800 - Sierra Speiker (1st, 2:30.41) 1600 - Sierra Speiker (1st, 5:20.30) 3200 - Sierra Speiker (1st, 11:30.80) 100 Hurdles - Callie Barker (3rd, 18.35); Breanna Ervin (7th, 20.54) 300 Hurdles - Callie Barker (3rd, 54.24) 4x100 Relay - Barker, Grunst, Walimaki, Jewett (5th, 56.79) 4x200 Relay - Grunst, Speiker, Jewett, Walimaki (5th, 1:59.02) Shot Put - Alexa Werner (2nd, 33-3); Andrea Perez (8th, 29-3) Discus - Alexa Werner (5th, 87-2) Javelin - Brittany Jewett (5th, 97-8) High Jump - Kaitlyn Grunst (1st, 5-3); Lisa Hartvig (4th, 4-4) Pole Vault - Callie Barker (1st, 9-0); Breanna Ervin (2nd, 7-6) Long Jump - Kaitlyn Grunst (1st, 15-10) Triple Jump - Kaitlyn Grunst (4th, 31-0.5); Callie Barker (6th, 28-10.5)

Seasons wrapping up for most squads By Brent Baker bbaker@gazette-tribune.com

NORTH COUNTY - Most of the area high school teams saw their seasons come to an end this past week as only those involved in sports with individual postseason qualification will be continuing in the upcoming weeks. Tonasket

The Tonasket baseball team lost its final home doubleheader of the season to Brewster, falling 16-0 and 17-2 on Saturday, May 4. The Tigers finished the season at 4-15 (0-14 Caribou Trail League). The Tigers’ softball team was also swept by Brewster in its finale, 15-1 and 11-0. They finished 4-16 overall (0-14 CTL).

Tonasket’s tennis teams wrapped up regular-season play with three matches last week. The boys lost to Liberty Bell 5-0, defeated Lake Roosevelt 5-0 and fell to Chelan 4-1. The Tigers finished at 8-8 (6-6 CTL). Individuals advance to the district tournament over the next two Saturdays in East Wenatchee. The girls (5-11, 2-10 CTL)

finished with a 5-0 victory over Liberty Bell, a 3-2 defeat of Lake Roosevelt and a 3-2 loss to Chelan.

Oroville The Hornets’ softball team still has one doubleheader remaining at Manson on Thursday, May 9. Oroville (3-14, 2-10 Central Washington League North

Division) lost 25-15 at Lake Roosevelt on April 30, then fell at home to Bridgeport in a Friday, May 3, doubleheader, 23-14 and 26-7. Oroville’s boys soccer team (1-14, 0-9) lost its final game of the year at home to Central Washington League champion Manson, 10-0. The Oroville boys tennis team

finished the year with a 2-2 tie against the Chelan JV squad. They finished at 1-9-2 overall, 1-8-1 in CWL play. The girls finished at 4-7 (4-6 CWL). Like Tonasket, individuals advance to district play this weekend. The baseball team finished its season a week ago, wrapping up at 2-15 (2-13 CWL North).

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Through games of May 4

Boys Soccer

Caribou Trail League League Pts W-L * Chelan 38 12-2 * Quincy 35 12-2 * Brewster 34 12-2 * Okanogan 24 8-6 Cascade 19 6-8 Tonasket 9 3-11 Omak 6 2-12 Cashmere 3 1-13 * Tri-District Qualifiers

Overall W-L-T 14-3-0 14-3-0 14-3-0 11-6-0 7-9-0 4-12-0 2-14-0 1-15-0

Central Washington League League Overall Pts W-L W-L-T * Manson 27 9-0 15-2-0 * Bridgeport 15 5-4 7-7-0 Liberty Bell 12 4-5 8-6-1 Oroville 0 0-9 1-14-0 * Tri-District Qualifiers


Caribou Trail League League Overall * Cashmere 14-0 19-1 * Brewster 11-3 14-6 * Cascade 10-4 11-8 Chelan 9-5 9-9 Quincy 6-8 10-9 Okanogan 4-10 9-11 Omak 2-12 3-17 Tonasket 0-14 4-15 * District qualifiers CWL North Division League Overall * Liberty Bell 14-0 19-1 + Pateros (1B) 11-4 12-6 * Lk. Roosevelt 10-5 13-7 * Bridgeport 6-8 7-14 Oroville 2-13 2-15 Manson 1-14 1-17 * 2B District Qualifiers + 1B District Qualifier


Caribou Trail League League Overall * Cascade 14-0 19-1 * Okanogan 12-2 17-3 * Brewster 10-4 14-6 * Chelan 7-7 10-9 * Cashmere 5-9 8-12 * Quincy 5-9 8-12 Omak 3-11 3-17 Tonasket 0-14 4-16 * District Qualifiers CWL North Division League Overall Pateros (1B) 13-0 14-3 Liberty Bell 9-3 12-5 Bridgeport 8-4 11-5 Lk Roosevelt 5-7 5-12 Oroville 2-10 3-14 Manson 0-13 2-16

Girls Tennis

Caribou Trail League League Overall Cashmere 11-1 13-2 Omak 9-3 13-3 Chelan 9-3 12-3 Cascade 5-6 7-6 Okanogan 4-8 7-8 Tonasket 2-10 4-11 Quincy 1-11 1-12 Central Washington League League Overall Pateros (1B) 10-0 12-4 White Swan 7-3 8-4 Lk Roosevelt 5-4 7-6 Oroville 4-6 4-7 Entiat (1B) 3-6 3-8 Liberty Bell 0-10 0-14

Boys Tennis

Caribou Trail League League Overall Cashmere 11-1 13-2 Chelan 10-2 13-2 Omak 8-4 11-5 Tonasket 6-6 8-8 Quincy 3-8 3-9 Cascade 3-8 5-8 Okanogan 0-12 2-13 Central Washington League League Overall Liberty Bell 10-0 13-2 White Swan 8-2 9-4 Entiat (1B) 5-4 5-6 Pateros (1B) 3-6-1 4-9-1 Oroville 1-8-1 1-9-1 Lk Roosevelt 0-7-2 0-8-2

SCHEDULES, MAY 9-18 Thursday, May 9 GLF - Oroville vs. Manson/RC at Alta Lakes, 2:30 pm SB - Oroville at Manson (2), 4:00 pm Tuesday, May 14 GLF - Oroville at Districts (Lake Chelan GC), 2:30 pm Thursday, May 9 TR - Oroville hosts North Sub-district, 4:00 pm Friday, May 10 TR - Tonasket hosts CTL District, 4:00 pm Saturday, May 11 TEN - Tonasket & Oroville at 2B/1A Districts (Eastmont HS and MS), 10:00 am Thursday, May 16 TEN - Completion of district first round or rain date, if necessary (Eastmont HS and MS), TBA Saturday, May 18 TR - Oroville qualifiers at District 5/6 2B Championship (at Ephrata), 12:30 pm TR - Tonasket qualifiers at District 6/7 1A Championship (at Riverside), 12:00 pm TEN - Tonasket & Oroville qualifiers at 2B/1A Districts (Eastmont HS and MS), 11:00 am

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Derek Sund proved to be a late-season surprise in goal for Tonasket as the Tigers faced the league’s top three teams in their final three games.

Tigers look to sustain trend into next year By Brent Baker bbaker@gazette-tribune.com

TONASKET - For the second straight season, Tonasket’s boys soccer team finished its campaign on an upward swing. Now, the trick is continuing that momentum into next year. The Tigers finished their season Thursday, May 2, with a 2-1 loss to Caribou Trail League champion (and fourth-ranked by ScoreCzar’s computer poll) Chelan. And that came after a 1-0 loss to fifth-ranked Brewster and a 3-0 defeat at 10th-ranked

Quincy last week. All losses. But the combined 6-1 score was a vast improvement over the combined 24-0 shellacking Tonasket took against those three teams in their first run through the league. “We had guys hurt and guys missing early,” said Tonasket coach Jack Goyette. “(Goalkeeper) Marcelino (Ruiz-Martell) broke his hand, and that got him out of goal and we had some inexperience back there. “And we had some other injuries, and for a couple of weeks there we kind of fell apart. But the guys have been working hard in

practice. They’re playing smarter and better.” Chelan, as Brewster did two days earlier, scored in the opening minute of play, but the Tiger defense played with plenty of resolve in keeping the team in the game. Early in the second half, though, Chewie Alvarez dropped a 25-yard bomb over the top of Chelan’s keeper to equalize the score at 1-1. Tonasket’s best chance to take the lead came just a few minutes later as Michael Orozco beat the Goats’ defense down the left side and fed a cross into the Chelan

Janelle Catone, TON, 1:02.26*. 4x100 Relay - 1. TON (Cruz, Cleman, Mills, Vugteveen), 52.89*. 4x200 Relay - 1. CSH (Parker, Caudill, B. Knishka, A. Knishka), 1:49.91; 6. TON (Cruz, Spear, Vugteveen, Catone), 2:03.95. 4x400 Relay - 1. CSH (Parker, Weddle, B. Knishka, A. Knishka), 4:14.57; 3. TON (Mills, Walts, Spear, Utt), 4:22.03*. Shot Put - 1. Karle Pittsinger, CHL, 40-9.5; 6. Shea Smith, TON, 27-4; 13. Alissa Young, TON, 24-1.5; 17. Allison Glanzer, TON, 22-5; 19. Kendra Davisson, TON, 21-5. Discus - 1. Karle Pittsinger, CHL, 126-5; 8. Yasmin Cervantes, TON, 81-1; 9. Alissa Young, TON, 78-8*; 13. Allison Glanzer, TON, 74-01*; 20. Daisy Alcauter, TON, 50-11. Javelin - 1. Kara Staggs, OKN, 110-6; 10. Yasmin Cervantes, TON, 78-4; 12. Alissa Young, TON, 75-3; 12. Alissa Young, TON, 75-3; 16. Allison Glanzer, TON, 619; 18. Daisy Alcauter, TON, 45-11. High Jump - 1. Brette Boesel, BRW, 5-4; 7. Devan Utt, TON, 4-6. Pole Vault - 1. Jesica Bauer, CSH, 10-3; 2. Kathyn Cleman, TON, 9-0*. Long Jump - 1. Jesica Bauer, CSH, 16-4.25; 7. Kathyn Cleman, TON, 14-2.5; 12. Devan Utt, TON, 13-2.5. Triple Jump - 1. Maddy Parton, CAS, 33-3; 4. Rose Walts, TON, 32-5.25*; 11. Devan Utt, TON, 29-2.5; 12. Jaden Vugteveen, TON, 28-4.5*.

TON, 12.40*; 23. Zach Collins, TON, 13.73; 24. Jevonti Haney-Williams, TON, 13.78*. 200 - 1. Dennis Merritt, CAS, 23.37; 7. Smith Condon, TON, 24.57; 8. Ryan Rylie, TON, 24.60*; 18. Zach Collins, TON, 25.55*. 400 - 1. Ryan Rylie, TON, 53.90*; 14. Dalton Smith, TON, 58.96; 17. Jonathon Tellez, TON, 1:01.75*; 19. Zach Collins, TON, 1:03.24*. 800 - 1. Spencer Elmore, QCY, 2:14.74; 12. Luis Casarrubias, TON, 2:33.85*; 14. Abe Podkranic, TON, 2:36.73*; 16. Ivan Morales, TON, 2:40.77*. 1600 - 1. Spencer Elmore, QCY, 4:53.36; 15. Abe Podkranic, TON, 5:49.85; 16. Luis Casarrubias, TON, 5:55.32; 19. Adam Halvorsen, TON, 6:03.32. 3200 - 1. Victor Salgado, QCY, 10:38.86; no Tonasket competitors 110 Hurdles - 1. Carter Bushman, QCY, 15.88; no Tonasket competitors 300 Hurdles - 1. Carter Bushman, QCY, 42.13; no Tonasket competitors 4x100 - 1. QCY (Camacho, Chavez, Stocker, Hodges), 45.43; 5. TON (Smith, Bensing, Catone, Condon), 47.23*. 4x400 - 1. CHL (Stevens, Flowers, Oscarson, Miller), 3:41.39; 4. TON (Catone, HaneyWilliams, Rylie, Tellez), 3:46.69*. Shot Put - 1. Derek Crites, CAS, 47-1.75; 7. Adrian Palomares, TON, 35-0.5; 8. Chad Edwards, TON, 35-0.5; 12. Dallas Tyus, TON, 31-6.25. Discus - 1. Armando Tafoya, QCY, 156-3; 9. Joaquin Polito, TON, 102-11*; 20. Chad Edwards, TON, 64-4. Javelin - 1. Domingo Villlareal, QCY, 164-8; 5. Joaquin Polito, TON, 133-3; 17. Adam Halvorsen, TON, 94-6; 18. Devyn Catone, TON, 88-11. High Jump - 1. Manny Munoz, CHEL, 5-10; 7. Dallas Tyus, TON, 5-2. Pole Vault - Darren Hodges, QCY, 14-6; no

goal that was inches from providing Joel Cosino a point-blank shot on goal. As it was, Chelan (13-3, 12-2 Caribou Trail League) survived that Tonasket push unscathed. And with about 10 minutes to go, the Goats finally got around the Tiger defense to punch in the game-winner past Derek Sund from about six feet out. Sund, though, gave the Tigers (4-12, 3-11 CTL) a chance to stay in the game, stopping 10 shots directly on goal, several in acrobatic fashion. Sund was somewhat of a revelation after starting the season playing baseball, changing

his mind and getting his required soccer practices completed before becoming eligible for the final three games. “He played three really good games for us against the best teams that we see,” Goyette said. “We’re going to lose four or five really quality players, but we have young guys coming up who are ready, and we’ll have Derek in goal. “It was great, being in these games,” he added. “I think it inspired the boys. Playing the top three teams in the last three games, we played our best soccer, without a doubt.”

TRACK | FROM B1 Tonasket hosts the District 6 meet (featuring the same eight Caribou Trail League teams) on Friday, May 11, beginning at 4:00 p.m. The top three at the bi-district meet in two weeks will advance to the state finals over Memorial Day weekend in Cheney.

Caribou Trail League finals Girls Team Scores - Cashmere 133, Chelan 89, Okanogan 82, Cascade 70, Quincy 65, Tonasket 61, Brewster 33, Omak 22 Individual - Winners and Tonasket finishers (* indicates personal best) 100- 1. Maddy Parton, CAS, 12.84; no Tonasket finishers 200 - 1. Maddy Parton, CAS, 26.37; 3. Emily Mills, TON, 27.44; 9. Shea Smith, TON, 30.40*. 400 - 1. Emily Mills, TON, 1:00.66*; 5. Cassie Spear, TON, 1:04.50*. 800 - 1. Angela Knishka, CSH, 2:20.89; 6. Devan Utt, TON, 2:46.97*; 12. Jenna Valentine, TON, 3:06.45; 14. Mary Naylor, TON, 3:09.20*; 16. Kallie Mirick, TON, 3:24.10. 1600 - 1. Angela Knishka, CSH, 5:21.18; 11. Jenna Valentine, TON, 6:59.96. 3200 - 1. Jennifer Novikoff, CAS, 12:48.65; 3. Kylie Dellinger, TON, 13:30.69*; 10. Corrina Karrer, TON, 16:25.77*. 100 Hurdles - 1. Jesica Bauer, CSH, 17.03; 3. Rose Walts, TON, 17.25*; 9. Janelle Catone, TON, 20.79*. 300 Hurdles - 1. Maddy Parton, CAS, 48.42; 7. Kathryn Cleman, TON, 55.20; 10.

Boys Team Scores - Quincy 170, Cashmere 97, Chelan 88, Cascade 72, Brewster 35, Tonasket 30, Omak 26, Okanogan 8. Individual - Winners and Tonasket finishers 100 - 1. Dennis Merritt, CAS, 11.25; 7. Smith Condon, TON, 12.09; 14. Ryan Rylie,

DRAG RACING OSOYOOS - The Wine Country Racing Association (WCRA) hosted their first event of the 2013 season on Sunday, May 5, at the Richter Pass Motorplex in Osoyoos, BC. Fans and racers from both north and south of the border were treated to 145 races in Sunny Okanagan Fashion.

Winners Sportsman Bracket Walt Pearce of Twisp Wa. driving a Blue 32 Chevy defeated Ioannis Tsigonias of Oliver driving a Red 92 Mustang. Pro Bracket Paul Fode of Kelowna driving a Blue 71 Plymouth Duster defeated Larry Jamieson of Grand

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The Road to State The top three finishers in each event at the Bi-district 6/7 meet on May 18 qualify for the state 1A finals. Here are the top-ranking Tigers in each event. Boys 200 - Smith Condon (9th, 23.64) 400 - Ryan Rylie (5th, 53.90) 4x100 - Smith, Bensing, Catone, Condon (10th, 47.23) 4x400 - Catone, Haney-Williams, Rylie, Tellez (8th, 3:46.69) Triple Jump - Ethan Bensing (3rd, 41-7.5); Dallas Tyus (9th, 38-4) Girls

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Plumb affirms Turner’s vision for Tonasket schools By Brent Baker bbaker@gazette-tribune.com

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Oroville High School’s Future Business Leaders of America team competed at the state convention in Spokane in late April. Pictured are (l-r) Luke Kindred, Bethany Roley, Shelby Scott, Ashley Marcolin, Kali Peters, Katie Tietje and Kelsey Stell.

Luke Kindred elected state FBLA Vice President Oroville team competes at State in Spokane Submitted by Kelsey Stell Oroville High School

OROVILLE - Oroville High School’s Luke Kindred was elected state Future Business Leaders of America Vice President at the Washington State FBLA competition last week to highlight the Oroville contingent’s State experience. Oroville’s FBLA students traveled to Spokane to compete in competitive events on April 24ñ27. Members who competed at state included Kindred, Kelsey Stell, Katie Tietje, Bethany Roley, Ashley Marcolin, Shelby Scott and Kali Peters. Washington State FBLA state competition included over 1,800 students this year and the competition was incredible. An exciting element this year included the campaigning and preparation for state vice president. Stell was the campaign manager for Kindred and also received support from all attending members as they worked in a very tight race against two other candidates from Bridgeport and Ephrata. After a day of caucusing, speeches and a voting process the race was so close it took three sections of voting by delegates to come to a final decision. After this process, Luke Kindred was selected as the State Vice President representing the North Central Region FBLA for the next

By Gary A. DeVon

OROVILLE – The Oroville School Board has a approved a half million dollar bid to redo the roof on the elementary school. The bid was much lower than expected. “Bid opening was Friday (April 26) at 4 p.m. There were seven bids for the roofing project and skylights. The lowest was $489,000 pre-tax, plus with architectural and other costs it should be around $501,000,” Superintendent Steve Quick told the board at their Monday, April 29 meeting. “Overall it was quite a lot lower than anticipated and will help you to do something with the bathrooms and roof on the gym as well,” added Quick. Last November, voters in the Oroville School District approved a three-year $1.2 million Capital Projects Levy to repair the ele-

FFA Demo The FFA parliamentary procedure team, preparing for upcoming state competition, demonstrated its aptitude with a practice run before the school board. Sadie Long, Alicia Edwards, Kathryn Cleman, Cassie Spear, Sierra Hughes and Grace Maldonado, which took fourth in the state last year, will be competing for the prize claimed by the now-legendary state championship team of 2011, which went on to take national runnerup honors. That team included Cleman and Maldonado’s older

sisters. They also answered questions from board members. “After watching you, now we know how it’s supposed to be done,” said board chairperson Jerry Asmussen.

Garden Committee Update The committee that has taken on the creation of the school garden updated the board on the project’s progress. Their presentation opened with a video by Nathan Brightbill and Leah Briney, who are landscape architects that have volunteered their time and skills to help plan the garden. Brightbill is the son of former Tonasket teacher-librarian Sandy Brightbill, who is part of the garden committee. Others on the committee -- most of whom made brief presentations describing their roles with the garden -- included Kristin and Bodhi Ackerman, Peter James, Maggie Gruszka, Rose Corso, Tyler Graves, Joseph Willging and Bob Ashmore. The board also approved athletic director/vice principal Kevin Terris’s annual report on the district’s Title IX and Affirmative Action compliance. Terris said that the district was doing well in terms of Title IX, but that demographically was underrepresented in terms of ethnic minorities on staff, and females in coaching. The latter, he said, was related to lack of female candidates applying for coaching positions. The school board’s next schedule meeting is Monday, May 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the administration office board room.

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New state FBLA vice president Luke Kindred (left), along with one of the speakers at the state convention, Dennis Mitchell. school year. Kindred will preside over region conferences in the fall and winter and work with the Washington State Board on their

program of work. He will be traveling to Nationals in Anaheim, CA in June to represent the NCR and Washington State along with the state leadership team.

Bid for Oroville Elementary roof comes in under estimate Managing Editor

TONASKET - Patrick Plumb, speaking as the parent of one (and eventually more) Tonasket School District students, questioned the Tonasket School Board’s decision not to extend Turner’s contract beyond next year at the board’s Monday, April 29 meeting. “I just want to stand in affirmation and support of our superintendent,” he said during the public comment portion of the meeting, which was standing-room-only for a time thanks to the FFA parli pro team’s presence. “I’ve been having some talks with community members, and I had a chat with him before he got dunked at the Big Splash BBQ... I think that as far as I can see .... you didn’t renew his contract. And I want to remind the school board that it is important for continuity of the district that he stays. I value what he’s brought to this district.” He said his experiences as a student and as a school board member shaped his opinion of what Turner has brought to the district. “This concept that he’s talking about with the STEM program is something that I envisioned as a student and didn’t get to have,” Plumb said. “I was pushed way too fast to an advanced math class, and all that did was make me say angry words and turned me off way too early. I ended up dropping out of computer science because it turned out that I did need that math class that I didn’t pay attention to, because I was too young...

“I think his vision, getting kids excited about the intangibles of some of these programs, are going to help students like myself and others in this district to realize their full potential and get farther in life... We’ve talked for 10-15 years about how to get people, smart people to come back and integrate into this society we have right now. It’s going to take the vision that Mr. Turner is bringing to see that continue. I think you have some time left to reconsider not renewing his contract. I strongly urge you to, during your executive sessions, to consider reanalyzing that position, maybe continue his contract so we can have that continuity.” Plumb reiterated several times that he was not speaking as mayor, nor representing any of the many groups to which he belongs. “This is just my personal feeling,” he said. “We’re not friends or have any relationship to speak of; that’s just my two cents.”

mentary school’s leaky roof, as well as doing some other small remodeling projects. Since the plan is to complete the repairs this summer, rather than over three years, the board also approved a budget amendment to spend money from a low interest loan the district has obtained. The loan will be repaid with the voter-approved money which will be collected over the next three years. “This extends the Capital Funds Expenditures in the budget because when we did the budget the levy hadn’t passed,” said Shay Shaw, the district’s business manager. The $1.3 million budget amendment also includes savings from an HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) grant, according to Shaw. “The energy efficiency is more than expected so that revenue is going into Capital Project,” said Shaw.

Oroville PTO seeks Board Members OROVILLE - The Oroville Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is looking for new board members to serve for the 2013-2014 school year. The PTO is a volunteer group of teachers and parents who care about our school and providing the best possible educational experience for the children of Oroville Elementary. Through fundraisers and donations, the PTO has helped to buy new playground equipment, books, assemblies, and various other experiences to enrich students’ experiences. The next PTO meeting will be Wednesday, May 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the Oroville Elementary School.

School Director Amy Wise made a motion to approve the budget amendment and it was seconded by Director Todd Hill and passed. Under good news and announcements, Wise commented on the fact that the high school seniors were presenting their Senior Projects. In his report to the board, Supt. Quick said he had recently attended a TPEP (Teacher Principal Evaluation Project) meeting. “We are trying to understand the law... the difference between the old and the new. Everyone is talking about it and everyone is nervous. It is probably the biggest change in (education) the State of Washington in the last 50 years,” said Quick. Quick also reminded the board and those present at the meeting that the District 2 Director’s position was still open and that it was filing week for board positions that will be up in November. Ruban Renfro, the student representative on the board gave his report next. He said that Prom was coming up on May 4 and that it was being held in the back of Vicki’s Unique Boutique. “The decorations are starting to look nice,” he said. Renfro will also be attending a six-day National Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C. “We will sit down with a lot of big political leaders and talk about issues like National Security,” he said. The hard part will be getting the money together to attend.”

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Pictured in their shirts donated by Prince’s Ace Hardware are (l-r) Oroville ASB Secretary Menze Pi ckering, President Kelsey Stell, Prince’s Ace Hardware owner Jack Hughes, Treasurer Meagan Moralez, Seargent of Arms Bethany Roley, and Social Chair Angela Nelson.

Local Association of Student Council students and principals meet, walk for Children’s Hospital Submitted by Kelsey Stell Oroville High School

CHELAN - The North Central Region School Principals and the North Central Region association student leaders meet quarterly to discuss important school topics. These meetings help set the program of work for local schools, student council, and leadership. During quarterly meetings, students work together to promote positive leadership, school climate improvement, and community. This year the student leaders chose the Seattle Childrenís Hospital as their community service project. On April 23 in Chelan, the North Central Region LASC (Local Association of Student

Council) walked to benefit the Seattle Children’s Hospital. LASC has members from all around the North Central Region, and schools that attended were Waterville, Omak, Manson, Brewster, Mansfield, Liberty Bell and Oroville. The ASB members at Oroville were in charge of ordering t-shirts as a part of the walk agreement. Jack and Mary Hughes, owners of Prince’s Ace Hardware, kindly donated the shirts for the benefit walk. Each student that attended agreed to bring a ten dollar donation for the hospital, and received a shirt. Each school was

encouraged to collect donations from local businesses also. Students and principals met at the river walk park in Chelan, where they were met with some beautiful views. Approximately $800 was collected for the Seattle Childrenís hospital, and it was a complete success. Thank you to all sponsors and donating businesses: Prince’s Ace Hardware, Sweet River Bakery, La Milpa, Coulee Dam Federal Credit Union, Big Buck Little Dough Farms, JK Farms, The Green Dot, Manson Red Dot, and Smart Choice Insulation and roofing LLC.


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

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Help Wanted


Oroville May Festival Road Closure The Oroville May Festival would like to remind everyone that the parade route along Main Street and Hwy 97 will be closed to through traffic during the parade, Saturday, May 11. The parade will begin at 10:00 a.m., and there will be detours set up for traffic wanting to pass through town until the end of the parade.

REQUEST FOR BIDS: The Okanogan County Senior Citizens Association is looking for contractors to replace the roof on the building at the Okanogan Transportation and Nutrition Offices at 431 - 5th Avenue West. Send to P.O. Box 225, Okanogan, WA 98440 by May 16th, 2013.

Oroville School District has the following positions available

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

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Clyde and Sandy Andrews, managers of the Camaray Motel in Oroville had an Open House this past weekend to show off the improvements to the motel, both inside and out. There were door prizes and other surprises for those who took the tour. The west end units got a fresh coat of paint (above) to match the restof the motel. Dick and Jan Garner (right) check out the King Kitchen unit.

Gary DeVon/staff photos

Leah Colbert of Leah Catherine’s Day Spa (left) takes the whirlpool bath in the jacuzzi room for a dry run.

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Never Before Offered - 2 Homes on 80 Acres. Fenced and Cross-fenced.12 miles to Omak. Excellent Access. Over 2400 sq.ft. Main Home on 1 Level. Immaculate 3 Bdrm, 2-Bath. Super Good Sense. 3-car Garage. Finished Sleeping Room on end of Garage. Plus Storage. Beautiful Yard. Underground Sprinklers. 2nd Home is 3-bdrm, 1-Bath used for rental. Shop w/concrete Floor. Year-round Spring Fed Pond w/Fish. 2 Good Domestic Wells. Very Private. Lots of Wildlife. Ford Tractor Included. This Ad cannot do this property justice. Go to Website to see Pictures and complete information. Sellers Moving. Price is Right. $375,000.00 Jan Asmussen, Broker - Owner 509-486-2138 www.hilltoprealtyllc.com  158 Airport Rd - Tonasket, WA. 98855



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Obituaries A.M. at the Okanogan Valley Memorial Cemetery. Memorial services follow at the Tonasket Eagles at 1:00 P.M., with Shane Spangler officiating. Memorials may be made in Mary’s name to the Tonasket Water Ranch project, Tonasket Youth Basketball Association or charity of your choice. Bergh Funeral Service of Oroville/Tonasket in care of arrangements.

Mary Ann Sasse

Mary Ann Sasse Mary Ann Sasse, age 78, of Tonasket passed away April 29, 2013 at North Valley Extended Care in Tonasket. Mary was born May 11, 1934 in Omak to Anna and Jim Bear. She lived her entire life in Pine Creek and Tonasket. She attended grade school at the Beeman School House in Pine Creek and Tonasket High School. On May 12, 1951 she married Lloyd (Kook) Sasse Jr. In 1965 Kook died in a hunting accident leaving Mary widowed. In 1967 she married Donald Sasse. Mary and Donald later divorced. Mary worked for Lee Franks in Tonasket for many years, Grants Market, and 20 years at Mid Valley Hospital retiring in 2003. When Mary could no longer live at the home in Pine Creek she moved into North Valley Assisted Living and then to North Valley Extended Care where she resided until her death. Mary enjoyed crossword puzzles, dancing, feeding her flock of hummingbirds, watching the wildlife from her home and spending time with her family. Mary is preceded in death by her parents Jim and Anna Bear, husband Lloyd Sasse Jr., brother Jim, sister Lorna Jean Bevier and special companion Harold Carey. Survivors include sister Shirley Ridout (Bob); children Bert (Diane) Sasse, Kathy (Boe) McDonald, Patty (Brian) Spade, Billy (Kathy) Sasse all of Tonasket; grandchildren Cory and Chris Whitmore, Tammy McIntosh, Sherry Whitney, Nick Dagnon, Dawn Garton, John Sasse, Bryan Sasse, Tyler Sasse, and twins Chad and Troy Sasse; 11 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 10:00

brother Charles “Bud” Oliver of Louisiana, eight grandchildren: Kristie Freese, Chris Oliver, Matthew Shaw, Marcy and Sara Keller, Aaron, Caleb and Elisha Willis and six great grandchildren: Paige Wirth, Kya Freese, Christopher Oliver, Shiloh and Isaiah Willis and Clifford Dean Willis Ray was preceded in death by his father Raymond, mother Rose, son-in-law Clifford Willis and one grandchild. Memorial services will be held on Friday, May 17, 2013 at 11a.m. at the Oroville American Legion with a potluck to follow, come and join us in celebrating Ray’s life. Please share your thoughts and memories by signing Ray’s online guestbook at www.berghfuneralservice.com. Bergh Funeral Service of Oroville/Tonasket in care of arrangements.

Criminal The court found probable cause to charge Anthony Jolly, 35, with criminal trespassing first and malicious mischief second. He was found guilty and received three years confinement. The court found probable cause to charge Steven Ray St. Peter, 21, with taking a motor vehicle without permission second and making a false statement. He was found guilty and received a one year and two months confinement.

District Court Derek Allen, 32, Omak, was charged with DWLS third. Donna Austin, 57, Omak, was charged with DWLS third. William Gallas, 47, Oroville, was charged with negligent driving first and two counts of DWLS third. He was found guilty and received an $818 fine. Paula Gonzales, 50, Omak, was charged with two counts of DWLS third. She was found guilty and received an $1136 fine. Joshua Hedahl, 23, Omak, was charged with two counts of use/delivery of drug paraphernalia, DWLS third marijuana possession less than or equal to 40 grams. He was found guilty and received three days confinement and an $1158 fine. Brian Keating, 46, Tonasket, was charged with DWLS third. He was found guilty and received an $818 fine.

911 Calls and Jail Bookings Monday, April 29, 2013

In Okanogan, on Second Ave. N., a business’ gate was left wide open. The owners suspect a break in. In Tonasket, on Hwy. 20, batter-


For Sale May 21st, 2013

Made by John Desjardin, these are large rolls with caramel topping. $3.00 /roll. Sold in 1-2 doz or 1 doz. To place an order or for more info, call Jane Lynch at 476-2177

Okanogan International Chorus

Raymond J. Oliver

Members are from Oroville, Osoyoos, Oliver & Midway

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Annual Spring Concert

Raymond J. Oliver Raymond J. Oliver, age 77 of Oroville, went home to be with the Lord on April 30, 2013 at the North Valley Extended Care in Tonasket. Ray was born on October 31, 1935 in Paris, Arkansas where he graduated from High School. After graduation he moved to Oroville with his parents Raymond and Rose Oliver and one brother Charles “Bud.” He then met the love of his life, Marilyn, and on March 3, 1956 they were married. Ray worked as an orchard foreman for Blackler & Evans for 36 years. Ray loved the outdoors where he would hunt, fish, camp, garden and do carpentry. Together with Marilyn, they built their own house where Marilyn still lives. Ray and Marilyn loved snowmobiling with friends, Reno trips, playing cards, horseshoes and always having a good time. He loved playing with his great grandkids, coloring or just horsing around; they were his pride and joy, always putting a smile on his face. He was a member of the North Valley Archery Club, receiving many trophies and was a charter member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Ray is survived by his wife, Marilyn at home in Oroville; son Dan and Janie Oliver of Oroville; daughter: Diane Willis of Oroville;

under the direction of Lloyd Fairweather

Sat., May. 11th at 2:00 p.m.

ies were stolen from road equipment parked at the location sometime this week. The road crew is on the scene. In Omak, on Douglas Rd., a red plastic five gallon gas can full of gas was stolen from the yard. The owner saw a man running from his yard.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

In Omak, on Omache Drive, the key to a sales floor was taken. The owners are trying to meet with the holder to get it back. Whereabouts are unknown.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Near Oroville, on Chesaw Rd., a vehicle was scratched and the rear tires were slashed. The owner was not sure whether he should report the incident or not. In Okanogan, on First Ave. S., a firearm was stolen sometime in the past week. The son is suspected. Joe Martinez, 34, was booked for a warrant. Terry Vranjes, 34, was booked for criminal trespassing first. Destanie Daniel, 30, was booked for bail jumping.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Jamie Chipman, 30, was booked for DUI. Leroy Mcdonald, 65, was booked for malicious mischief third and FTA. Kenneth Squetimkin, 21, was booked for FTA on theft third. Mikhail Posheyko, 28, was booked for FTA on DWLS third. Martin Hoffman, 47, was booked for assault fourth. Francis Frank, 51, was booked for FTA on DUI. Brandon Valentine, 32, was booked for DWLS third and hit-andrun unattended. Christopher Duarte, 25, was booked for malicious mischief third and obstructing a public servant. Kevin Lacourse, 39, was booked for assault fourth. Joanne Freeman, 43, was booked for use of drug paraphernalia.

Oroville Free Methodist Church

Larry D. Taylor

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Larry D. Taylor Larry Taylor, 79, was born April 4, 1934 in Cadillac, Mich. to Dale and Edith Taylor. He died on April 22, 2013 in Tonasket, Wash. He served in the United States Air Force for 13 years and was a retired Postal Service Carrier. He is survived by his partner of 30 years, Madree Burnett; his daughters, Deanette (Richard) Palmer and Sue Bricker (Chris Holland) and his grandchildren Emily, Trevor and Jordan Palmer and Justin Bricker. At his request no services will be held. Bergh Funeral Service of Oroville/Tonasket in care of arrangements.

Cops & Courts Superior Court

Okanogan Valley

Friday, May 3, 2013

Tristan McCraigie, 27, booked for a court violation. Tasha Vickers, 26, was booked for felony harassment. Delora Bostic, 56, was booked for a drug court violation. Shawn Fadden, 44, was booked for DWLS third, forgery and introduction of contraband third.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Falina Storm, 27, was booked for burglary first and assault second. Kyle Blanchard, 32, was booked for felony eluding, DUI and DWLS third. Julia Navarro, booked for assault fourth and malicious mischief third. Derrick Barrett, 30, was booked for assault fourth. Amy Mcgraw, 36, was booked for failure to register. Lucas Cook, 28, was booked for possession of a controlled substance. Shawnee Disautel, 18, was booked for obstructing a public servant and DWLS second.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Jake Rivera, 26, was booked for DUI. Joseph Lee, 23, was booked for FTA. Julia Johns, 35, was booked for malicious mischief.


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Oroville Community Bible Fellowship Sunday Service, 10:00 a.m. 923 Main St. • ocbf@ymail.com Mark Fast, Pastor www.BrotherOfTheSon.com

Faith Lutheran Church

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

Immaculate Conception Parish

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

PC of G Bible Faith Family Church

476-3063 • 1012 Fir Street, Oroville SUNDAY: 7 am Men’s Meeting • 9:45 Sunday School 10:45 Worship Service • Children’s Church (3-8 yrs) WEDNESDAY: 7 p.m. Pastor Claude Roberts Come Worship with Project 3:16

Oroville United Methodist

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

Valley Christian Fellowship

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

Trinity Episcopal

602 Central Ave., Oroville Sunday School & Services 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist: 1st, 3rd, & 5th • Morning Prayer: 2nd & 4th 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.


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 School is at 10 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. Wednesday 6:30pm, Bible Study

God’s Word gives us the truth with nothing added nor taken from it! ~ Revelations 22:18-19 2 Timothy 2:15~”study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of truth”

RIVERSIDE Riverside Lighthouse - Assembly of God

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

TONASKET Holy Rosary Parish

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

Immanuel Lutheran Church

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

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

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

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 office@orovillefmc.org


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 lookingup@wildblue.com

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. jim.ya@hotmail.com

To place information in the Church Guide call Charlene 476-3602

Do you have a Special Event or Special Person you want to honor at your church? To place information in the Church Guide call Charlene 476-3602

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Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune, May 09, 2013  

May 09, 2013 edition of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune

Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune, May 09, 2013  

May 09, 2013 edition of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune