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Most candidates face clear sailing

Challengers file against incumbents for hospital commissioners, Oroville mayor and council four-year terms. Incumbents on the North Valley Hospital Board also find themselves facNORTH COUNTY – Before last ing challengers. Rosa Snider, a vocal critic Friday’s final day to file for office it of the closing of the Assisted Living facillooked like Oroville might have a new ity is going up against longtime hospital mayor in Chris Allen, but incumbent commissioner Dick Larson for Position Charles “Chuck” Spieth, who has a habit 1. Teresa Hughes is also seeking the Position 5 seat of Lael Duncan of waiting until the last day to and will meet in the November file, stepped up and made it a election. Both positions are for horse race. six-year terms. Allen, has been vocal at sevIn Tonasket it looks like clear eral city council meetings, even sailing for the four incumbents hinting at legal action after looking for a return to city he was not appointed to the government positions. Mayor ambulance crew by the mayor Patrick Plumb, Position 1 after completing EMT train- Mayor Spieth Councilman Dennis Brown, ing. Mayor Spieth said he was Position 3 Councilwoman Jill acting on the recommendation of Ambulance Coordinator Debra Vugteveen and Position 4 Councilwoman Donoghue, who taught the course and Jean E. Ramsey will all be returned certified Allen. The city council backed to office. Claire Jeffko is running for up the mayor and Donoghue in two Council Position 5, which marks a return of the Jeffko name to the council as her separate votes. Spieth is not the only one who is in late husband Ed was a councilman for a race for his position in Oroville’s gov- a number of years. However, the seats ernment. Russell W. Rounds has filed are changing somewhat with Brown and for Council Position 1, against incum- Vugteveen running for four year terms bent Jon R. Neal and Paul E. Brochard and Ramsey and Jeffko running for twohas filed for Council Position 2 against year unexpired terms. incumbent Anthony “Tony” Koepke. The mayor and council positions all have SEE VOTE | PG A4 BY GARY A. DEVON


Above, Lt. Cmdr. Allen Willey, a 1985 Tonasket High School graduate, was one of two keynote speakers at the dedication of the U.S. Armed Forces Legacy Park on Saturday. For more on the dedication, see page A2. Right, The Run for the Border Charity Ride brought hundreds of riders from Wenatchee to Oroville. See page A12. Bottom right, Spring Barrel Tastings took place at three Oroville wineries, more on page A3. Bottom left, There was plenty of high-fiving going on at the youth soccer tournament in Tonasket on Saturday. More photos on page A11.

Tonasket lends official support to Water Ranch BY BRENT BAKER


TONASKET - Though Tonasket’s City Council members and mayor have voiced their support on numerous occasions for the Tonasket Water Ranch project, the council officially announced their support of the project at the Tuesday, May 14, city council meeting. The council passed a resolution declaring not only its backing, but the parameters of the city’s involvement. Spearheaded by Linda Black under the auspices of the Tonasket Visitor and Business Resource Center, the TVBRC is responsible for the design, engineering, materials and construction of the project. The city has agreed to process the environmental review, among other details, and once completed the ownership, operation and maintenance will be assumed by the city.

ORDINANCES DISCUSSED Two ordinances were discussed and tabled pending further adjustments to meet concerns raised by council members. An ordinance that will restrict the number of yard sales within city limits will likely be voted upon at the next city council meeting after the council agreed to limit its effects to residential areas. It was determined that differentiating between a yard sale, as defined in the ordinance, and normal business activity on business properties was not desirable, nor the original intent of trying to restrict the proliferation of yard sales which have caused traffic congestion in residential areas. The will also likely vote on an ordinance to convert Tonasket Avenue between Division and Third Street at the next meeting. The ordinance as written was tabled due to concerns over a provi-


Gold Digger Apples celebrating 75 Years By Gary A. DeVon Managing Editor OROVILLE – What began as Oroville United Growers in 1938, has grown into Oroville’s one remaining warehouse, Gold Digger Apples and this May 24th marks the growers’ cooperative’s 75th Anniversary. The original board members included J.A. Blacklerr, Gladys B. Evans, Jesse H. Neher, L.E. Graham and George W. Rodgers. The total capital stock for the association was $10,000. Oroville United Growers grew out of the United Fruit Exchange, according to local orchardist Perry Blackler, son of J.A. Blackler. “Oroville Fruit Exchange was

connected with the Wenatchee Exchange and they packed under the Skookum label at that time. In 1938 Oroville United Growers was formed as a co-op. There packed under the Gold Digger label, something my dad had established several years before,” said Blackler, who added that co-op was formed in reaction to the hard times brought on by the depression. He also explained why the cooperative’s name was changed from United Fruit Growers to Gold Digger Apples in the early 1970’s. “The reason they changed to Gold Digger was while everyone in Oroville knew what Oroville United was out in the market we

were known as Gold Digger. A lot of places did that like Oro Fruit, which was changed to Cariboo because that was their brand,” Blackler said. “Dad started in a packing shed on the orchard, probably in the 1920’s. A lot of growers would just pack boxes in the orchard then load the apples onto a truck and take them to the railroad to be loaded on cars,” said Blackler. “They would ice them in Pateros, by dumping ice into the holes at the end of each car. They did that until the 1940s when refrigerated cars came along.” Greg Moser, general manager of Gold Digger said that they have done several things in honor of the 75th Anniversary.



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Gold Digger Growers, employees and their families were a big hit this May Festival as they threw t-shirts, hats, frisbees and candies along the parade route in honor of the growers’ cooperative’s 75th Anniversary. First of all they have increased their scholarships to various candidates in high schools from

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INSIDE THIS EDITION Legacy Park Spring Barrel Letters/Opinion

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Valley Life A6-7 Classifieds/Legals A8-9 Police Stats A9

Real Estate Sports Obituaries

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“The Navy motto is Honor, Courage, Commitment. It took a lot of commitment to pull this off, and it took a lot of courage to keep everybody together, contributing and finishing a project like this. It’s amazing... “How does a man who grew up in a small orchard just miles from here get honored with the opportunity to speak to those with which he shares a common bond? ... Whether you are or were a soldier, a sailor, an airman, a coast guardsman, or a family member of such, you’ll understand through your own experiences and your family stories why militaries on this wall served this great nation. “I’m proud to have grown up under simple and family-rooted values that are the foundation, core values honored today ... As a strong family man, growing up with a rural upbringing here in Tonasket made it possible not even to think twice about the opportunity to serve when the opportunity presented itself... My thoughts didn’t focus on what I was leaving behind or the duty of it all. But rather the honor to serve our nation and do something beyond self-purpose. “We live in a land that holds endless opportunity for any willing to pursue it, and honoring those who protect it or have protected it. I serve because I want to give back a small portion of what others have sacrificed and to protect what we have been given. I want my children and their children to continue to pursue opportunities and know the true meaning of what it means to live in the land of the free and home of the brave. “I want others to realize how lucky they are to know honorable men and women like these on this wall on both sides, 969... and growing... I want people to feel the tremendous honor that these people bestow on us, making it possible for us to continue living in a country based on the highest ideals us humans have ever seen. This is about men and women of every background, every walk of life, who have contributed to our nation’s freedom and made our ultimate sacrifice and service to this great nation.... “We have lots of enemies. Our very existence as a great nation depends on how well we transmit these values and ideals to the following generations. This is a daunting task for everyone, and one we need to take seriously.... We have the responsibility to act on what we know is true and right, and make sure our children inherit the same promise we’ve been given. “Freedom is not free. The emotion expressed by stating these words is almost more than I can bear. For I have witnessed extreme casualty. And many memorial services of fallen friends and heroes. As I listened to every one of those eulogies, their contributions to service and family along with their life stories, tears as they are right now roll down my cheeks. I don’t wipe them, but I let them dry in honor of my fellow veterans and families and their service and sacrifice and their continued grief after the fact. “By doing what we are today, sitting here listening, thinking, reflecting; by doing so we uphold the very values I talked about today, that we hold dear. “I thank the men and women who had the heart and fortitude to build this memorial... It takes a lot of work to do what these folks have done... Be proud of the hard work to honor our heroes here today, and the heroes that have fallen that are on our wall.”

“It is on this day we remember the legacies of those who answered America’s call to freedom and so valiantly defended it. The dedication of a score of volunteers from American Legion Post 82 and the surrounding community has brought us to this day. Without individuals like you, the United States Armed Forces Legacy Project would never have come to fruition. “Thank you for providing this reminder of the sacrifices of our veterans and military, and for providing a place for veterans and their family to meet and retain reminders of the honor brought to Eastern Washington by these brave men and women.

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Letter from U.S. Representative Cathy McMorris-Rodgers

Above, Capt. Alan Walker, with 28 years of active duty in the U.S. Coast Guard and a current resident of Curlew, speaks at Saturday’s dedication. Top right, Michael Stewart gives a quick lesson in flag etiquette. Right, the Colville Tribal Honor Guard walks through the crowd while performing an opening ceremony.

Roger Castelda, Legacy Association President, U.S. Army 1st Lieutenant, retired

“What a tribute and what great respect and honor to our veterans this is. (VSO) Shane Barton, who now resides here, and the great service that happens in the hospital as a result of the efforts of Dale (White) and Michael (Stewart) and all the rest of those vets who came down and to us at the board of commissioners. As a board of county commissioners, we increased the ad valorem tax so that Shane (Barton) could be fully employed. That’s the only tax that (the commissioners) unanimously agreed with. “Today, as we see scandals, lies, from powerful people in high places, I’m proud to tell you that we do things different in Okanogan County, and especially Tonasket. To all the veterans, my hat’s off.” Okanogan County Commissioner Jim DeTro

“They say that warriors come from warriors. I’m the honored leader of a group of warrior mothers who had the foresight and ability to pass on their value of bravery and service to our children... As our active duty children become veterans, I know they have a great legacy to come home to.”

Above, 969 plaques currently cover the Legacy Project walls, with more being added on a periodic basis. Left, friends and family members shared moments pointing out names on the walls before and after the ceremony.

Lt. Cmdr. Allen Willey, U.S. Navy Civil Engineering Corps, THS Class of 1985

“The stories that are behind all these plaques, and the many, many hours and days of dedication these people have put forward in defense of freedom of this country, is something I hope each one of you will try to remember ... “I have been privileged throughout my career to travel and see all the memorials ... Visiting those memorials, this is a smaller scale, but none of them hold a candle to this. The community, the county and the people you see here have something to be proud of. “Freedom comes at a very, very high price... We’ve got a lot a lot of young folks coming home now. They are some of the finest this country has ever produced. And they’re all volunteers... many of them injured. We need to keep fighting for the veterans’ rights, the health care and benefits, find jobs for them when we can, rehabilitate them. It’s a heavy price many have paid. Many have paid the ultimate price, and their families need that assistance too to help carry them through. “We need to remember to pass this on. These young folks ... they’re our future. We need to educate them. All of you as parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, get out there and make sure the young people of today understand just what it is that they have, and how they gained that freedom, and that right to do what they choose to do.”

Photos by Brent Baker

“Life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness/property ... because of the veterans, each of those words mean something to us today. They’ve carried that legacy on for us. “I want to welcome back especially the Viet Nam veterans. Apparently the generation before didn’t give you proper welcome when you returned. In the history books ... I always have had a soft spot in my heart for you folks. I apologize for what has happened, but Tonasket has stood up. “When people ask me why Tonasket is great, I (refer to) this. We have something that no other community has done.... “Look at this... This is a jewel. I can’t tell you how many big, highfallutin’ people continue to say, ‘What have you people done on the south end of your community?’ There’s not really a good answer other than sacrifice, commitment, honor and the legacy of the veterans in the community surrounding us. “Thank you for your service. We will be eternally grateful in Tonasket and we will show you every day by maintaining this well past my lifetime... I truly do believe God is on the side of the veteran in Tonasket. “This Legacy here is a project beyond our personal belief that we actually accomplished. The service office we have inside there is even beyond that. We host the county service officer that’s now a paid employee to take care of the veterans in this county. We know of 4,000 that we’re taking care of ... there’s a potential 10-12,000 in this county. So we’re looking more and more to help them. “Understand, we are state of the art, and the model for service work in this state.”

“There’s not been a battle in air, land or sea that has been fought without a veteran’s sacrifice. Many paid the price, suffering wounds, giving their lives, most to remain unknown heroes. Bless them and their families for their sacrifice and love of country.”

Michael Stewart, combat disabled veteran

Pastor Ron Wise, Prayer of Invocation

Letter from U.S. Representative Doc Hastings

NCW Blue Star Mothers President Daralyn Hollenbeck

Tonasket Mayor Patrick Plumb

Captain Alan Walker, U.S. Coast Guard

“History has taught us that brave Americans who willingly fight for freedom and democracy do so for a cause they consider more important than life itself. Because of their willingness to serve, we enjoy the freedom to choose, freedom from tyranny and freedom to attend whatever church we choose. We have the right to freely express our views and the right to raise our families free from government control. “Because of their conviction and sacrifices, we owe the men and women of the Armed Forces, and those who served before them, a debt of gratitude that can never be repaid.”

“Excuse me, but I’m a Viet Nam vet and I’m damn proud of it. “There are 969 names on the wall. Every war is represented except the War of 1812. “George Frank and I came down here in August of 2005. The parcel was owned by the City of Tonasket. The city had received it from the Department of Transportation. George said the city wasn’t going to do anything with it right away; what about placing a memorial for the vets here? “All I saw were weeds and rocks, and plenty of them. “George, Ted Huber and I approached the Tonasket City Council and asked if we could lease the property from them The council and the mayor agreed. We entered into a lease with the city for 99 years that cost us $10, and we still haven’t paid it.”

Above, Daralyn Hollenbeck, NCW Blue Star Mothers president, displays a photo of her son during the parade prior to the dedication ceremony at Legacy Park. Above right, Paul Lewis flew a Nanchang CJ6 over the park following the Pledge of Allegiance and National Anthem. Right, the Colville Tribal Honor Guard concluded the afternoon with a 21-gun salute.

969 - number of plaques currently installed on the Legacy Park walls. 640 - number of veterans who have had their primary care through North Valley Hospital, as arranged by Veterans Service Officer Shane Barton, whose office is located at the Legacy Park. 231 - number of local claims paid through the VA in 2012-13. $1.6 million - amount of compensation received by local veterans through the VA in 2012-13. $5.4 million - amount of compensation received by local veterans since 2006. U.S. Armed Forces Legacy Park and Veterans Administration Office, by the numbers

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Spring Barrel Tastings Spring brings wine, music, families and friends together Photos by Gary DeVon

Above, Bill and Ruthie LeFrance were among those who stopped by Esther Bricques Winery south of Oroville to sample some of Linda and Steve Colvin’s wines during last weekend’s Spring Barrel Tasting. Far right, arriving in style via a limo at Copper Mountain Winery. Their grandparents, Dave and Judy Taber are the owners of the winery north of Oroville. Right, Steve Bell, Bart Traubek, Mark Morris and Bill Cottrell play with Deepwater Blues at Esther Bricques on Sunday. Also playing that day were Ruby Rust with Steve Pollard, Bell, Denny Richardson and Mike Bowling.

Above, The Harley Hunks, Mike Chappel and Clay Warnstaff, perform at Copper Mountain Winery Saturday. Above, right, there was plenty to snack on too at Copper Mountain where the weather was more than cooperative as the rain stopped for most of the barrel tasting.

Above, Kell and Elise Petersen stopped by Okanogan Estate and Vineyards in Oroville for their tasting. Left, two and a half year-old Silas Hinton of Omak strums along with Ruby Rust when they performed at Esther Bricques on Sunday.



Firewise workshops planned



Conservation Dist. hosts workshop in Methow, June 1 OKANOGAN _ Okanogan Conservation District is coordinating six Firewise workshops throughout the county this summer. The first of these will be in Methow, WA, in partnership with Washington Department of Natural Resources and Okanogan Fire District 15. This Firewise wildfire preparedness workshop will take place on Saturday, June 1, at the Methow Community Center, a.k.a. “the schoolhouse,” behind

the Methow post office. From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., local fire managers will discuss ways to prepare one’s home and property for wildfire, and how to react when a wildfire is in the area. From 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., there will be an optional field trip to see Firewise techniques being implemented on private property in the Methow/Carlton area. Light refreshments will be provided. Those that plan to stay for the whole workshop should bring a brown bag lunch. The national Firewise Communities program is an interagency program designed to encourage local solutions for wildfire safety. The program offers simple ways community members can work together to prevent their properties from becoming

fuel for a wildfire. Residents can reduce the risk of their home’s ignition by simply modifying their homes and immediate surroundings. With adequate planning and cooperation among homeowners, public agencies, and community leaders, wildfires can occur without disastrous loss of life, property, and resources. In Okanogan County, the Firewise program is coordinated by the Okanogan Conservation District in cooperation with Washington Department of Natural Resources. For more information, visit The mission of the Okanogan Conservation District is to help cooperators achieve their conservation goals.

Integrated Weed Management on National Forest Lands SUBMITTED BY SHANNON O’BRIEN


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Corene Curtis has rented a chair to cut hair at His & Hers Haircuts at 814 Central Ave. #2 in Oroville. Curtis, an Oroville native who moved away, says “I’m back.” She has been a cosmetologist since 1977 and came back home to cut hair. She started at His & Hers on May 14 and will give haircuts without appointment, Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. She may be reached at (847) 946-1078. Curtis says she has a grown daughter, three grandchildren and a cat.

75 YEARS | FROM A1 We want to give back to our communities, especially Oroville and Tonasket. We made a sizable donation to the Spray Park in Tonasket and in Oroville we decided to turn the area in front of one of our warehouses on Main into a park for the community to use,” said Moser. The general manager credits Brad Scott for engineering and leading the crew that set up the new park. “We’d like to offer it for use for the farmer’s market if they need more room,” added Chad Smith, an employee with the co-op. He added that the company got lots of positive comments for their presence in the May Festival Parade. They not only had the big yellow Gold Digger semitrailer they also pulled a large

flat bed trailer full of growers and employees and their kids. They threw hats, shirts, frisbees and of course, candy. “The growers really enjoyed themselves, they were reluctant to do it, but they all had a good time. In addition to the parade, the co-op always donates to the May Festival 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament and the fun run. They also give a lot of donations to the school, both for athletics and academics. “We also donate apples to the school program,” said Smith. Other things they help to sponsor include the Okanogan County Fair Queen, youth rodeo. People don’t really know how much we give back to the community, not just Gold Digger,

but the growers too. Gold Digger growers have stuck with our company through thick and thin,” Moser said. Gold Digger continues to make a strong commitment to the community. They have a new electronic cherry line that will be coming on line in the near future. “The objective of the board is to take the dollars we make and spend them back into the community. That’s been very important and I think it has been very successful,” said Moser. “We’d like to thank our board of growers and our employees that have stayed with us to make Gold Digger what it is to day and thank the community for all their support.”

COUNCIL | FROM A1 sion that would have created a no parking zone on Second Street. That and other parking issues will likely be dealt with later through separate ordinances.

REQUESTS APPROVED The council also considered a number of requests: • a request by Patti Middleton on behalf of the Tonasket Beautification Committee to place flags on the city light poles was approved. The Tonasket Chamber of Commerce will be responsible for their placement and the council affirmed that all efforts needed to be made to ensure proper flag etiquette is observed; • a request by Melody Williams to use City Park to teach an exercise class on a regular basis was approved; • and the final plat for the

VOTE | FROM A1 For Oroville, School Board Todd Hill wants a return to Director Position 1 for the twoyear unexpired term and Travis Loudon for Director Position 4 for a full four-year term. No one filed for the seat vacated by David Nutt who moved from the area. Two members who have served on the Tonasket School Board for several years have filed for fouryear terms – Lloyd E. Caton Jr. for Director Position 1 and Ernesto Cerrillo for Director Position 4. In the Seventh District Legislature, recently appointed Senator John Smith of Colville has two challengers for a oneyear unexpired term. Fellow Republicans Mike Brunson of Springdale and Brian Dansel of Republic also want the office.

OKANOGAN - This summer, the US Forest Service will continue its inventory and control program for noxious weeds on National Forest lands in Okanogan County. Crews will work to reduce existing weed populations and to reduce the risk of invasive species introduction and spread on the Forest. Each year, between May and October, Forest Service employees and contractors actively seek and treat noxious weeds on the National Forest. About 5,000 acres have been identified as having weed populations. Specific weed sites within these areas are prioritized for treatment by hand pulling, releasing biological control agents or applying herbicide. “Weeds within the sites are patchy and scattered,” said Dean McFetridge, Noxious Weed Program Manager for the Methow Valley Ranger District. “Treatment is site specific and

the area soon and would not be able to complete his term as council member. His seat is one of four that is up for election this fall. The Tonasket City Council next meets Tuesday, May 28, at 7:00 p.m. in the council chambers in the Tonasket City Hall.

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In Loving Memory of

Bradley Michael Shaw

You Will Live Forever In Our Broken Hearts

The family of Helen Kitterman Shaw and Derrick Shaw

Noxious weeds to be treated include diffuse, meadow, spotted and Russian knapweed, orange and meadow hawkweed, sulfur cinquefoil, St. Johnswort, dalmatian toadflax, Canada thistle, oxeye daisy, white top, musk and plumeless thistle, scotch broom, common houndstongue, hoary allysum, common tansy and tansy ragwort. The herbicide is mixed with a blue or yellow dye so that areas treated are readily identifiable. Herbicide treatment areas will be posted with application dates and the herbicides used. “While the same weed populations may be treated each year, the amount of herbicide actually applied to each population continues to be reduced or the need to use herbicide is eliminated,” said McFetridge. “Monitoring shows that herbicide treatments are effective.” If you have questions please call Dean McFetridge at Methow Valley Ranger District (509) 9964030 or Carol Ogilvie at Tonasket Ranger District (509) 486-5119. Specific weed control locations, maps and information about the project are also available.

Tonasket American Legion plans Memorial Day events TONASKET - The Tonasket American Legion Post 82 will be performing a trio of ceremonies on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27. The first will on the Fourth Street Bridge at 9:00 a.m., followed by a second ceremony at the Tonasket cemetery on

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Highway 7 north of town from 9:30-10:00 a.m. There will be a third cere-

mony at the U.S. Armed Forces Legacy Park, on the south end of Tonasket, from 10:00-10:30 a.m.

We are celebrating

Kathy Duchow’s 23 years of service in the Tonasket School District with a no host picnic

on Founder’s Day, (June 1st)

at the Tonasket History Park.

Pleasant Glad Planned Development - Bob and Jane Thompson’s “intentional green community” being constructed on Havillah Road - was approved. Also, council member Lee Hale announced that he has sold his house and will be moving from

very selective for the target weed species.” Prevention measures are integrated with the weed control work. Prevention measures include the use of certified noxious weed free hay, mulch, and seed on all National Forest land and that all ground disturbing equipment be cleaned of dirt and debris that may contain weed seed prior to arriving on National Forest. Most of the herbicide treatments will be done with spot applications to individual weeds using backpack sprayers. Low volume boom sprayers may also be used. Applications will be made by Washington State licensed applicators. “The use of spot spraying with backpack sprayers and low volume boom spraying minimizes the risk to non-target plants,” said Carol Ogilvie, Noxious Weed Program Manager for the Tonasket Ranger District. “The herbicides are biodegradable and are low risk to fish, wildlife, and to human health”. Treatment is scheduled to begin in May and continue to mid-October.

Come anytime between noon and 4pm. No gifts please.







THE TOWN CRIER LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Border crossing fees raise ugly head again What about subsidies for solar power?

At the last Oroville Chamber of Commerce meeting Bill Robinson, a member from Osoyoos, said there was talk from the Homeland Security Department asking for a study about charging $10 to cross into the U.S. from Canada or Mexico. Robinson said, and most would agree, this would be devastating to Oroville’s rebirth as a shopping, food and entertainment destination for our neighbors to the north. He asked us to envision what a family of four would think about coming down to eat at one of our restaurants if it cost them $40 before they even made it to the city limits. The same would go for people wanting to buy groceries, clothing, hardware, auto parts or gas at one of our local businesses. Well, it looks like the U.S. Senate has quashed the idea, realizing the detrimental affect such Out of fees would have on both sides of the border. But why does this fee idea keep raising its ugly head? My Mind We on the northern border go through this kind Gary A. DeVon of scare every few years. About every three years or so we have a plea in the letters to the editor and to the local chamber of commerce to write our legislators asking them to consider the consequences of such an action. Last time they were going to ask for less to cross, but it’s still a charge just the same. Along the 49th Parallel our legislators need to be promoting cross border traffic. It’s good for both countries. Before the Senate shut the idea down, the Homeland Security Department was asking for a study on fees to help with the cost of security at land crossings. If a fee was imposed what would stop Canada from retaliating with a fee of their own? We will tell you what we thought– common sense. However, it seems the Canadian government has looked at imposing fees of their own to help deal with their increasing debt. Rather than discouraging Americans from coming to spend our money in their stores and restaurants, the provinces and individual communities spend millions of dollars trying to entice us into their country. Why would their country want to throw up an additional roadblock? The best way to deal with debt is for more of their businesses to thrive. And, when most of their population and businesses are lined up along our shared border – they rely on cross border business even more than we do. Oroville is just starting to recover from the low Canadian exchange rate of the last decade or so. That, combined with post 9-11 enhanced security at the border, turned the community into somewhat of a ghost town. Now we are seeing business come back, the familiar parking lots and streets are full of cars bearing BC-plates and that is a good sign. Although this almost-crisis was averted once again, we need to stay on top of our two governments and let them know imposing a fee is not the answer to either of our countries’ security or debt problems. Free and easy trade between our countries is something we depend on and should be encouraged, not discouraged.

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Dear Editor, I can appreciate Joseph Enzenspergers position of not wanting the Okanogan PUD to lose $32 on every megawatt hour of power the Enloe Dam project will produce. I’m not in favor of public subsidies for money wasting projects. Maybe he would like to tell us how much the government subsidizes each megawatt hour of the solar power he claims is providing new power to our nations grid? Brian Thompson Oroville

Deeply touched by May Festival honor Dear Gary, A heartfelt thank you to the May Day Committee for honoring us as the Grand Marshals of the parade and to the Oroville community for your warm and loving support, greetings and cheers throughout the festivities. We were honored to be selected and deeply touched by the many ways the community included us. At the end of the day we asked our Granddaughters who were visiting from Spokane what they will remember the most about Oroville’s May Day. Maddie,13-yearsold, said she would remember “The way everyone in the community cares for each other and supports each other.” You can take a bow, you are a wonderful community indeed. You have made Oroville May Festival 2013 a cherished memory for us and our family. We will always be proud to call Oroville home. With joy filled hearts and deepest grati-

tude, Marilyn and Jim Prince Oroville

Show your appreciation for our freedom Dear Editor, I grew up in a family with parents who married in December 1941 after Pearl Harbor attack and my dad was drafted and served in WWII. My parents spoke of their classmates who served and didn’t return home and of brothers who served also. I had classmates and cousins who served in the Korean and Vietnam wars. We had a daughter and sonin-law who were in the military and currently have another son-in-law serving. Knowing how important our military is to our country

and the sacrifices of these people has always been part of my life. We have enjoyed our freedom in the U.S. because of these people. We attended the Legacy Memorial dedication yesterday and we are so very proud to be part of the Tonasket community, Okanogan County and Washington State for such a wonderful facility to honor our military men and women of the past, present and future. Looking around at those present, there were very few with dry eyes during the presentations. We thank George Frank for his vision and all the other volunteers and donators for what you have accomplished here. There are so many of you involved and we appreciate all that has been done and continues to be done. We are proud to be Americans. Fly that flag and show your appreciation for our Freedom. Patti Hill Tonasket


75 YEARS AGO: May 13-20;1938 The 3rd Annual May Day Celebration held last week-end was a huge success again. Following the grand parade, which included all of the royalty as well as floats from the PTA, Civic League, Future Farmers, school busses loaded with children and the fire truck carrying the firemen in their new uniforms? More festivities of the day were held at the baseball diamond at the edge of town. The crowning of the Queen by Superintendent Crabb and a track meet between the Oroville and Tonasket Schools, in which Tonasket got away with most of the events. At night, a dance was held at the Liberty which was very well attended by mostly young people of Tonasket and Oroville. George Potter, Oroville’s town marshal for the past two and a half years, says he has definitely made up his mind to stick his neck out and run for the Republican nomination for County Sheriff in the primaries this fall. There Are Ships That Ride The Ocean, There Are Ships That Fly The Air But The Biggest One Is Friendship Because You Can Find It Everywhere! WPA workers this week began the construction of sanitary units for installation in rural communities and un-sewered town areas throughout Okanogan County, under a Federal Allotment of $10,210. The improved sanitary facilities project is being sponsored by the Washington State Department of Health and the United States Public Health Service. Those interested in replacing their out door privies with these new units, should get in touch with the town clerk or mayor. The property owner agrees to furnish the materials with the understanding that the labor or replacement will be free. The work will be done in the local lumber yard. Wm. Mallice, architect of Seattle, arrived in Oroville the first of the week to confer with the school board and Superintendent, John Crabb, in regard to plans for the construction of the new combined Junior/Senior high school building. The property was purchased from Mrs. T. E. Collier and consists of approximately 15 acres of ground just across the road from the grade school, known as the Dr. House place. This will make an ideal school site as it will give ample room for athletic grounds and experimental plots for the Agricultural course now part of the school curriculum. This is National Air Mail Week and according to W. A. Grube, postmaster, the Oroville community still lacks considerable numbers of going over the top with their quota of around 2000 air mail stamps for the week. The bulk of the mail leaving the Oroville Post Office, goes to points within the radius of Spokane and Seattle from the local office and there air mail stamps do not do any good even if they are affixed, however if all mail going beyond these two cities would carry air mail stamps, the quota would be easily made. The resale of county tax title lands in Commissioner District #3, held last week, drew a large crowd of buyers from this district. Acreage advertised, approximately 18,000; Acreage sold, 8,546 or 47 percent of that listed; Total selling price of acreage, $10,645 or an average price received per acre, $1.25. The Lowest price was $1.00 while the highest was $11.50. 100 town lots were sold for a total of $529.50 or an average of $5.30 per lot. A few of the grocery specials: 2# tin Cocoa, $.15; 4# macaroni, $.19; 2# coffee,

$.55; tin of Prince Albert, $.10; KC Baking powder, $.25 size, $.19; Jell-O, all flavors, $.05 per pkg; mustard, 1 qt., $.19; Clothing: Men’s sport oxfords, $2.98; Women’s white oxfords and sandals, $1.98 to $2.25.

50 YEARS AGO: May 16th – May 23rd, 1963: Joanne Anderson and Marsha Harnasch, acting president and secretary of the Oroville Chamber of Commerce, heard interesting reports from the Timber and Roads Committee in regards to the Oroville to Nighthawk Rd. The girls were taking parting the chamber meeting as part of the World Contemporary Problems class in school. The report featured pictures, taken by Ed Scott, of the road at some of the most dangerous spots and a ten minute film shown by George

Recalling May Days Past 75 Years Ago: Third annual May Day with grand parade, track meet with Tonasket and a dance at the old Liberty Theater. 50 Years Ago: Jeeps, each with two men, are stationed along the parade route to prevent accidents. 25 Years Ago: Oroville May Queen Stacey Sawyer and Princesses Dana Kernan and Bernadine Wildermuth reign over the festivities.

Krusoff that was taken of the group touring the road last week. A few of you, no doubt, noticed one or more of six jeeps, each with two men stationed along the parade route last Saturday, two days before the parade, police chief “Buck” Gates stood on a corner talking earnestly to Leonard Fish, parade chairman. They didn’t want any kind of an accident to stall the parade, hence the jeeps. If anything went wrong, (and once in a while they do go wrong even in Wenatchee) one or more of the jeeps would be on hand in a matter of seconds. The Oroville Scholastic Team, members of the Wenatchee Scholastic team, was honored with a banquet and program at last Wednesday’s regular meeting of the Kiwanis. Members of the team receiving awards from High School Principal, Stan Porter, were: Marsha Harnasch, Nancy Gadberry, Joanne Anderson, Anne Robinson, Martha Lawless, seniors, Patricia Sagli, Raymond Wilson and Angie Milicia, juniors, and Bruce Scott, Edna Ballard and Pat Siegrist, sophomores. Weather Wise, by Marge Frazier: May 8, 69 degrees maximum and 30 degrees minimum; May 9, 61 and 32; May 10, 65 and 35; May 11, 71 and 38; May 12, 69 and 49; May 13, 69 and 38 and May 14, 73 and 34. Total precipitation for the week, .12 inches. Petitions are now available for the inclusion of lands into the Oroville-Tonasket Irrigation District. These are available to anyone having property adjoining and above the present system, who will be wanting water under the new proposed system’s contract for the pressurized delivery system. The American Legion Flag Committee reports that there were 48 flags flying on Main Street on “Mother’s Day.” Out of the 48, 38 were 50 star flags. It is the hope

of the flag committee that eventually all flags will be 50 stars. When the Legion started this project, they put 32 flags out. They thank the business people for their co-operation. Chuck Wagon Buffet Dinner, all you can eat, each Saturday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Kozy Kitchen for $2.25. Grant Rainsberry, Oroville Postal employee, was elected as the Ninth District Vice Commander of the American Legion at the District Conference held in Omak last Thursday. The Oroville Chapter of FFA, has as a project in 1963, an orchard which was planted at the south end of the football field. All members were engaged in the planting and installing the irrigation system. We also have some members of the club who are planting their garden projects in the lower end of the orchard.

25 Years Ago: May 19th – 26th, 1988: Jim Eberlein, a life time resident of Tonasket, will be retiring from the position of appliance manager at Lee Frank’s He has been with Lee Frank’s for the last 12 years. Annual elections for the 1988-89 ASB officers were held at the Tonasket High School recently. The four students to reside are all juniors. President will be Jason Rise; Vice President of Program is Brent Timm; Vice President of publicity is Stacey Jorgenson and rounding out the group is Pippin Rosebrook who is the Secretary-Treasurer. The Oroville May Day royalty, Queen Stacey Sawyer, Princesses Dana Kernan and Bernadine Wildermuth had a regal perch to view the parade from the Oroville float. Mother Nature was in top form as she supplied sunny skies and warm temperatures for the many people who turned out for the 54th May Festival celebration. As part of the ongoing and upgrading program at the Chesaw Rodeo Grounds, the original grandstand will be torn down and replaced this year. The structure was built in 1946 and was quite an undertaking at the time. It has six tiers of seating and is approximately 100 feet long. Three of the seven Rodeo Club members that still reside in the area, are pictured standing on the bleachers they helped build over 40 years ago are, Marvin “Hungry” Colbert, Dave Leslie and Lloyd “Bus” Fields. Also pictured are current members of the club, Jean Vernon and Rose Ann Leslie. A dedication of a gate will take place at the Molson Cemetery on May 29th to honor and in memory of Cleland Emry. Mr. Emry lived and served in communities of North County for 40 years, over 30 years was spent working, editing and publishing the Gazette-Tribune newspaper, first as employee then owner/ publisher. He was also co-owner, with his wife Vivian, of the Molson House Restaurant. At the last Tonasket Town Council meeting, local area pilots asked the council to consider re-opening the local airstrip. The pilots were told by the council that they would consider opening the strip, provided it was eligible for state funds to upgrade the runway. According to Dwayne Wilson, the pilots contacted the State Aeronautics Division with inquiries when they heard the town was thinking of selling the airstrip as surplus. 91-year-old Margaret George is the Grand Marshall of this years Founder’s Day celebration in Tonasket. Burna Frank, Vice President of the Tonasket Chamber of Commerce, said that enthusiasm is mounting, parade applications are pouring in and “it looks like everything is shaping up well and all is a go.” A spokesman for the Rodeo Club stated that as many or maybe more cowboys will be in this year’s



OKANOGAN VALLEY LIFE A week to unwind We’ve had a week to unwind after the May Day festivities and busy past weekend. And the weather has cooled down considerably, with even a bit of rain. The river is still rolling right along but of course the flooding dangers have slowed down a bit, due to the cooler temperatures. The local clinic is sometimes like “old home week” where often a gathering of “old-timers” getting checked out, for one reason or another. It was good to see THIS & THAT Roy and Buelah Joyce Emry McDougall, both up and able to navigate under their own power, with the aid of a cane. Juanita Waggy still remains in the Extended Care Facility, Tonasket, where she is receiving therapy for the broken hip she was unfortunate enough to be stricken with. Beverly Holden seems to be progressing very nicely, after suffering strokes and associated maladies. Her daughter has gone home to Alaska and now a son takes over. Doris Hughes has been selling tickets on another handmade quilt, with the proceeds going to the United Methodist Church and she has announced that the winner went to one of the Thorndike sisters, Connie Madson. Another of the sisters, Margo has been spending some time with their dad, Ted, to fill some of

the void left by the death of his companion, Phyllis Sheyner. The days of advanced technology that we live in today never ceases to amaze me. Last Sunday, Mother’s Day greetings from London, came from granddaughter, Janae, who is currently working there for a couple of months, which included pictures she had taken and within a few hours they were here in Oroville. Remember when we used to take a roll of film to the drugstore and wait a week for it to return to us (or it sometimes got lost in the shuffle) especially if they were of a wedding or anniversary, and couldn’t be duplicated? I’ve had to try and unruffle the feathers of several when that happened. The customer could be offered a dozen rolls of film, free. but that couldn’t replace the loss. Ah! Yes, those were the days. I also received Mother’s Day greetings from Brazil, from our Marco, exchange student from the past and part of our extended family of the present. Unfortunately for Marco, death has taken both of his parents, with the recent death of his father. Kudos to Tonasket for the Armed Forces Legacy Project, that has been several years getting completed. Take time to stop and admire the good work that has been done. You’ll be glad you did. Also orchids to teachers and educators from Tonasket and Oroville (and others) that were recognized for the good works they do. Congratulations to our local Oroville Pharmacy for being the recipient of the Patriotic Award from the Blue Star Mother’s. Small town newspapers have a most

difficult time keeping afloat, these days with instant news happenings on TV, but the little community happenings don’t reach that media, so it is always with regret that the owners of the local paper has to “give up the ship.” Take it from one who knows. So it is indeed sad the Republic News-Miner had to call it quits. “It ain’t easy” having a newspaper… there are always those that wanna know why you didn’t print this or the other and those that are upset because you did. Those that say “All there is in the paper is Tonasket” and I suppose there are those that say the opposite in their area. Give the folks a break… they try to make a balance!! I did a lot of walking last May Day, but didn’t make it to the May Pole dancers on time. I was told they had a glitch, but you know what, they do know how to perform the routine perfectly, at practice, but once in a while there is a “boo-boo.” Be proud of the patience and leaders it takes to keep it going. As many know Bob Hirst has been on the “sick list” for quite a spell and not able to get out and “mingle” with folks, which is one of his favorite things to do. Bob has lived in the Molson-ChesawOroville-Tonasket area for quite a few moons, been in business, and been politically active and has made a multitude of friends (and possibly others) and his head is filled with so many funny stories, as well as some educational “stuff.” It is such fun to just sit and listen to him reminiscence. And, he plays a “mean game” of cards, and I really don’t think he cheats while doing that, but he does get accused of it, in our little circle. He has wanted so much to go on the Honor Flight to Washington D.C. for veterans but it seemed out of the question, for some time, due to his weakened condition. But being the stubborn guy, that many of our World War II survivors were (and are), he fought the battle

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A Stroke or cerebral vascular accident (CVA) can be very frightening. If ignored or left untreated a CVA can lead to long term debilitation, additional cost to your family, or even death. To improve your outcome, seek medical attention at the first sign of a stroke. The warning signs of a stroke; • Sudden numbness or weakness of the arm, face, or leg, especially on one side of the body. • Sudden blurred vision, decreased vision, or double vision in one or both eyes. • Slurred speech. • Trouble thinking or understanding speech. • Difficulty walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination. • Sudden, severe or unusual headache. If you think someone is having a stroke. Think F.A.S.T. to remember the warning signs of stroke: Face: Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop? Arms: Ask the person to raise both arms in front. Does one arm drift downward? Speech: Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Is their speech slurred or strange? Time: If you observe any of these signs, CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY! North Valley Hospital (NVH) has trained staff available 24/7 to triage, treat and when necessary transfer all stroke patients. Upon arrival to our hospital, be it by ambulance or walk in, our staff is trained to activate a stroke team and begin treatment at the door. Our staff will rapidly begin a physical assessment. Patients or family will be asked questions about their symptoms, what time the symptoms began, their medical history, what medications they are taking at home, and other pertinent questions. You can expect the staff to check your vital signs, give you oxygen based on your vital signs, start two IV’s, draw

(again) and was able to board the plane in Spokane last Thursday. With son Ron at his side to aid him, when needed, they went with 30 or so other guys. It will give Bob more new stories to add to his repertoire. Good thoughts and prayers were accompanying him for a safe journey. And, again we must remember to give thanks to young Justin Peterson who has diligently worked on fund raising projects, making thousands of dollars, to help with the funding of these trips. P.S. Bob made the trip, tired but extremely happy! Also learned from Bob that Al Robinson went on the flight. News is that Jim Manuel, after having several small strokes, had one that has put him in the hospital. Will try and have more details, at a later date. There is a couple living in the MolsonOroville area that will have an anniversary coming up, soon, and they have been married 70 years. Many know Harry and Vera Stockwell, in both communities, as they once lived “down in the valley” and grew apples and now they live “on the hill” and take it easy. Harry didn’t tell me if they were having a celebration, but they have children, so probably something will be in the “works.” On behalf of the Oroville community, we wish you much happiness and keep taking care of each other. You must be doing something right. Returning from the Memorial service for Ray Oliver, and seeing many friends and acquaintances I couldn’t help but think how proud Ray would have been to see all those present. He would have been more than proud of his daughter Diane for the superb eulogy she delivered. Nothing flowery, just told it like it was and (it was) beautiful. The music was so fitting (especially, “There’ll be Peace in the Valley”) and the pictures through the years were such a nice additive. You’ve all heard the phrase, “Still water runs deep” -- that was Ray. Quiet, but somehow, got

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Co-author Eva Martin, RN at North Valley Hospital blood for labs, collect an EKG, notify a flight crew of possible transfer and obtain a CT scan as soon as possible after arrival. The CT will distinguish between a hemorrhagic stroke (brain bleed) or an ischemic stroke (a clot in the brain). Hemorrhagic strokes are treated with surgery where an ischemic stroke is treated with TPA or thrombolytic drugs which are used in medicine to dissolve blood clots. The thrombolytic drugs limit the damage caused by the blockage of a blood vessel. The goal is to administer TPA within three hours from onset of symptoms. That’s why seeking prompt medical attention at the first sign of a stroke will aid NVH in optimize your care and your recovery. After the CT, the doctor and staff will continue to ask questions. The questions are important for the safety of the patient, and the answers to the questions will determine if NVH can safely administer TPA. When our physician, nursing staff and the consulting neurologist have determined that TPA is the appropriate treatment, TPA

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On May 29th at 6 p.m. we will be having our Installation for the new incoming officers for the Aerie and the Auxiliary. There will be a potluck dinner following the installation ceremony. The beautiful weather is here, so make sure those lawns are getting water and time to get planting those flowers and gardens. The Scholarship Raffle is almost over so get in and buy a ticket for your chance at $400 in either gas or groceries. Tickets are one for $5 or three for $10. We would like to thank all the volunteers that helped this last

his point across. Enjoy Life now!! It does have an expiration date. The Streetscape teams have been busy planting flowers in the pots in front of the businesses along Main St., in Centennial Park and the hanging baskets are now in place, and how beautiful they look, as well as the flags. It is nice to have the BIG flags back in place at the shopping center. The entry into town at the south end of town (a high school senior project) is looking nice and then on the north end we have a sizable row of “porta potties.” Granted, they are essential but must they be where they are presently located? There is a new business (to open soon) located in the empty Village Appliance building. Will try and make a stop there and see what it happening. George Penner had the misfortune of having an accident, while coming “down the hill” to attend May Day festivities. His motorcycle went a little different route than was intended and it and George ended up in the ditch, but I’m pleased to report that the damages to George will heal with time. Don’t know about the cycle. It can be replaced but there is only one George. It’s handy to have a nurse on hand and I’m sure wife, Willie, is seeing to his needs. Memorial Day is just around the corner. If you wish to give a donation to the cemetery, for extras) ie: (the Kiosk name locator etc.) you may send checks to Okanogan County Cemetery Dist. #4, Box 754, Oroville. WA 98844. Joe and Wreathel Loose started Friends of the Cemetery but health issues have caused them to no longer continue in that capacity. I wondered who won the big pink pig barbecue at the recent big celebration at Prince’s-Ace Hardware and on asking was told a fellow from Spokane.

THE LEARNING TREE community who want to learn what you have to teach. Our last class for spring quarter is June 25. Here are a few coming up: Cigar Box Art on Wednesday, June 5 and 12 will be such fun. Everyone likes boxes. See the Bulletin Board for details. Junkyard Wind Chimes on Thursday, June 6 will have

TONASKET EAGLES weekend for the District Meeting and memorial. Your help and assistance was greatly appreciated. Friday night bingo will be going on as usual at 7 p.m, so come in and get to daubing. The kitchen will be open at 5:30 p.m. for some good hamburgers and fries and assorted other menu items. On Saturday there will be karaoke at 9 p.m. and it’s a great time to come test out your singing voice or those new dancing shoes. There will be no bingo on May 31st due to the rodeo weekend. June 1st we will be having a steak feed here at the Eagles, so come enjoy a great steak meal, price and time will be in next week’s article. Also that night at 8 p.m.

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you creating a conversation piece unlike any other. Use plastic jugs, tin cans, old cutlery, screws and nails, whatever you like for this unique outdoor decoration. Have you tried acrylic painting? Everyone will paint the same piece, but you can bet they will all be very different. Dress for the mess on Friday, June 7 and 14. Ellen Barttels is in the office to answer all your questions. You can register for classes with her, you can email her at community., or go online to our website at www. northvalleycommunityschools. com.

we will be having Powder River playing here so come enjoy so fantastic music and dancing. Our Sunday pinochle scores are. Cindy Jones claimed first place and Gene Michaels was a close second place. Penny Smith took the low score honors. Congratulations to Ted and Cindy for getting a 1500 run. We wish those that may be ill a speedy recovery. God bless you all. The Biggest Little Eagles in the state.

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Okanogan Valley Life FLOOD WATERS RECEDING Community Bulletin Board

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.

Music at the Market OROVILLE - As part of their goal to provide cultural enrichment to our community, the Oroville Public Library will 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 25 Music at the Market will have an open stage. Steve Pollard will perform June 1st; Open Stage - June 8th; and 3:16 - June 15th. For more information call (509) 476-2662.

Oroville Farmers’ Market OROVILLE - The Oroville Farmers’ Market season is Saturday, May 25, 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.

The Mushroom Hunt It’s a novel way to spend a spring day. If you hear the call of the wild fungi but don’t know how to heed it, let our connoisseur show you the difference between the edibles and the no-nos. The class scheduled for Wednesday, May 22 filled up quickly, but there is so much interest we’re offering a second class on Wednesday, May 29. If you want to go on this mushroom adventure to find some of these delicious delicacies, give Ellen Barttels a call at (509) 476-2011, community. or register online at Bring a brown bag lunch and water.

Julie Ashmore and Rick Braman to Perform OROVILLE This week, Thursday, May 23 Esther Bricques Winery’s tasting room will host a live performance by Julie Ashmore and Rick Braman, both doing vocals and guitar with piano. Doors open at 6 p.m. Light refreshments are available. Esther Bricques Winery is located at 42 Swanson Mill Road, Oroville. For

more information, please call the winery at (509) 476-2861.

Cheatgrass Performing at Winery OROVILLE – Cheatgrass will be featured on Thursday, May 30 at Esther Bricques Winery tasting room. Cheatgrass is a popular local group that includes members of the Hyde family and Steve Pollard. Doors open at 6 p.m. Light refreshments are available. Esther Bricques Winery is located at 42 Swanson Mill Road, Oroville. For more information, please call the winery at (509) 476-2861.

Tonasket Middle School Raising Funds for Pool TONASKET - The Tonasket Middle School will be hosting a fundraiser to raise money for the municipal pool. This event will take place in the U.S. Bank Parking Lot on Saturday, June 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All proceeds will go to the City of Tonasket in hopes of getting the pool open again. The middle schoolers invite everyone to come and dunk (in the dunk tank) a number of teachers and administrators that have agreed to sacrifice themselves for the cause.

Homerun Derby & Softball Tourney TONASKET - The third annual Founders Day Swing into Summer Softball Tournament and Homerun Derby will take place on Saturday, June 1. The Homerun Derby starts promptly at 12:30 p.m. and the softball tourney will start at 1:30 p.m. at the Tonasket Little League fields. All proceeds go to the Tonasket Jr. Baseball and Softball $10 per person for Homerun Derby and $120 per team for tournament. Concessions available. To sign up or for more info contact Shellie Barroca at (509) 322-1375 or Rich Vassar at (509) 341-4485.

Chesaw Wild Great Green Stock Exchange CHESAW - Chesaw Wild Invites everyone to the Great Green Stock Exchange on Saturday, June 1 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the garden next to FIONA, Main Street Chesaw. The even will take place rain or shine and their is no vendor fee to buy, sell or trade anything to do with gardening: Bedding plants, house plants, bulbs, baby trees and shrubs, lawn furniture, yard art, baskets, containers, veggie starts, seeds, tools, fencing and pathway materials, bird and bat houses, etc. Share ideas: Composting, greenhouses, creative watering, drying and preserving, hot and cold frames, raised beds, pest control, propagation, transplanting, etc… There will be Master Gardeners (and local masterly gardeners) on hand to share their expertise, and a display of old tools and

how they were used. Coffee, tea and pastries available at FIONA More info: chesaw or call Sandy at 485-2281 Brought to you by the Meyers Creek Watershed Explorers Club.

Cigar Box Creations OROVILLE – No-one will know that you started with a cigar box when they see your unique and clever creation. Who doesn’t like little boxes? Make one for a child, as a gift for a friend (with something in it, of course), or for yourself. You will start with paper mache’ and then let your imagination go wild. Add gold or silver paint, old jewelry, coins or whatever you want! This will be a fun and creative class on Wednesday, June 5 and 12. Cigar boxes provided. Call Ellen Barttels at 509-476-2011, community.schools@oroville.wednet. edu or to register.

Taking Orders for Cinnamon Roll Fundraiser OROVILLE - The Oroville Catholic Church is taking orders for cinnamon rolls for Tuesday, June 11 delivery (delayed by Hometown Fire) as part of an annual fundraiser. The 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 info call Jane Lynch at (509) 476-2177.

Tonasket Food Bank 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 Food Bank 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.

List Your Event Here and Online 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 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.

TVBRC open for 2013 season Submitted by Linda Black Volunteer Coordinator

New, updated art gallery TONASKET - The Tonasket Visitor and Business Resouce Center hosted 27 visitors and five bicycle camping groups in its first week of the 2013 season. We are inviting our tourists and our locals to visit our beautiful newly updated art gallery. Our first show, called, “Who Would have thought?” features woodwork exhibits by eight local artists. This show runs until June 15 and will sponsor a Meet the Artist Night, Friday, June 14, from 4-7 p.m. The show is curated by Lauralee Carey. The Tonasket Visitor Center,

located next to the police station, is open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Brent Baker/staff photo

The Okanogan River, which has been at flood stage since late last week, began receding Wednesday, May 15, after topping out at about 17.1 feet. The river is considered to be at flood stage at anything above 15.0 feet and had been there since May 10. At 17, flooding is considered “moderate” but water levels remained above that for only a few hours. The river dropped below flood stage over the weekend, but forecasters urged caution as heavy rains on Tuesday, May 21 - accompanied by nearly 50 lightning strikes between Tonasket and Osoyoos - threatened to bring the water levels back up.

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PUBLIC HOSPITAL DISTRICT NO. 4, OKANOGAN COUNTY, WASHINGTON (North Valley Hospital) NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held pursuant to RCW 70.44.300(3) on the 30th day of May, 2013, for the purpose of receiving public comment on the sale of Oroville property commonly known as Oroville Family Medical Clinic, located at 1617 Main Street, Oroville, WA. Any interested person may present their comments by making oral comments at the time of the public hearing or by submitting their comments in writing prior to or at the time of the public hearing. The hearing shall be held at the Commissioner’s Board Room at North Valley Hospital located at 126 Whitcomb Ave., Tonasket, Washington, commencing at 7:00 p.m. on the date set forth above. PUBLIC HOSPITAL DISTRICT NO. 4 OKANOGAN COUNTY, WASHINGTON (North Valley Hospital) /s/ Helen Casey President of the Commission Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on May 16, 23, 2013. #481013

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PUBLIC AUCTION THOMPSON BEES 1869 HWY 7 OROVILLE, WA 98844 509-476-3948 Viewing time : 10:00 AM Auction: 11:00 AM 1990 Dodge D2 PU License # WA B16728L Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on May 23, 2013. #482358


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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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Veranda Beach Resort on beautiful Lake Osoyoos in Oroville WA, is seeking an individual for their landscape foreman. This position is full time. This individual must be knowledgeable and experienced in landscaping, and sod maintenance, with attention to the manicured maintenance of this unique community. Must be self-motivated with the ability to manage a crew of 6, being accountable to Landscape Supervisor. Pay DOE. Position requires a mandatory WA State background check & random drug tests.

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2008 YAMAHA VSTAR Basketball Coach – 1100/XVS11XB. Black with • High School Head and ghost flames, windshield, Assistant Coach leather bags, two helmets • Boys Junior High 7th and cover. $5,000 firm. 509Veranda Beach Resort on Grade Boys Coach 476-2514. beautiful Lake Osoyoos in Open until filled. Oroville WA, is seeking an in2001 CHEVY Impala. good dividual for their Irrigation In- School Bus Driver - for cond, 109,000 $3,000/obo. staller & Maintenance Man- morning and afternoon routes Call (509)486-4293 ager. This position is full time. (Hours to be Determined afThis individual must have ex- ter bidding in the fall) (apperience in installation and proximately 2.75 hours up to maintaining irrigation for ap- 3.08 hours a day) proximately 13 acres of vineSTATEWIDE CLASSIFIEDS WEEK yard and 130 + Cottage sites, Closes June 5 OF MAY 20, 2013 with common green area’s; Paraprofessional – Para for This newspaper participates in a roughly 20 acres. Must be special educational statewide classified ad program selfmotivated and be able to the sponsored by the Washington Newsoversee workers, and ac- speech department paper Publishers Association, a countable to the Landscape Closes June 5 statewide association of weekly newspapers. The program allows Supervisor. Pay DOE. Posiclassified advertisers to submit ads Please send letter of tion requires a mandatory for publication in participating weekinterest to: WA State background check lies throughout the state in compliOroville School District & random drug tests. ance with the following rules. You may submit an ad for the statewide (Position Interested In) program through this newspaper or 816 Juniper Street Interested parties need to in person to the WNPA office. The Oroville, WA 98844 submit resume w/ refs to: rate is $255 for up to 25 words, plus $10 per word over 25 words. WNPA reserves the right to edit all ad copy Additional Information: submitted and to refuse to accept call Barry at 509-429-1563 any ad submitted for the statewide Irrigation Installation & Maintenance Manager


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OROVILLE WATERFRONT HOUSE for rent in Oroville. Enjoy beautiful views from living room or deck of this 3 bedroom, 1 bath home. Laundry room, craft room. Appliances included. Close to town. Large yard, fruit trees, garden area and pets OK. No smoking. $775, first, last and $500 damage deposit. 808-7835152

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DID YOU FIND AN ITEM AND WANT TO FIND THE OWNER? Found items can be placed in the newspaper for one week for FREE. Limit 15 words, or prepay for words over the 15 word limit. Call 509-476-3602 before noon on Tuesdays.



Tonasket 2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH, heat pump, single car garage with shop and storage shed. RV parking with dump site and AC power. Covered patio. $98,000. Bill: (509)486-1952

**** 2 BR, 2 BA APT **** With Heat Pump, Spacious, Deluxe, $595 or 1 BR Apt In Town, $495; Furnished Lake Osoyoos Beautiful Home, 3 BR, 3 BA, $1495; 3 BR, 2 BA, Dbl Grg, $1000 **Call Sun Lakes Realty** (509)476-2121

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



COURT, 911 CALLS, JAIL BOOKINGS SUPERIOR COURT CRIMINAL The court found probable cause to charge Kevin Bailey, 44, with attempted possession. He was found guilty and received two months confinement. The court found probable cause to charge Joshua fink, 27, with theft second. He was found guilty and received one year and one month confinement. The court found probable cause to charge Mark Stanger, 35, with manslaughter second. He was found guilty and received four years confinement. The court found probable cause to charge Zane Giesen, 22, with two counts of rape of a child second. He was found guilty and his confinement has been undetermined at this time. The court found probable cause to charge Lisa Oliver, 41, with forgery. She was found guilty and received four months confinement.

DISTRICT COURT Jake Allen, 22, Tonasket, was charged with reckless driving. Joshua Allen, 31, Oroville, was charged with drug possession. He was found guilty and

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received four days confinement and a $608 fine. Edna Covey, 61, Omak, was charged with two counts of reckless driving. She was found guilty and received one day confinement and a $1,358 fine. Shawnee Disautel, 18, Omak, was charged with obstructing a law enforcement officer. She was found guilty and received five days confinement and an $808 fine. Colton Ellis, 24, Oroville, was charged with vehicle prowling second, indecent exposure and two counts of malicious mischief third. He was found guilty and received one week confinement and a $1,283 fine. Lee Gardee, 41, Omak, was charged with DWLS second. He was found guilty and received 10 days confinement and a $758 fine. Jessica Kelley, 29, Omak, was charged with DWLS third. Tara Norris, 36, Okanogan, was charged with DWLS third.

911 CALLS AND JAIL BOOKINGS: Monday, May 13, 2013 In Okanogan, on Second Ave. S., there was an unsolicited call in regards to Yellow Pages about


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an unregistered business. Chayse Wiggins, 19, was booked for theft of a motor vehicle. Tuesday, May 14, 2013 A vehicle was recovered from Juniper St. in Oroville. Report of a burglary on Elm St. in Oroville. Report of threats on Main St. in Oroville A report from E. Division St. in Tonasket of a theft of an NCI Data Nodule from a fence post in RP’s yard. NCI Data has been advised In Omak, at Walmart, a shoplifter left on foot towards Home Depot. Police were in pursuit. A report of burglary on Elm St. in Oroville. Eva McKinney, 23, was booked for a warrant. Derrik Charley, 19, was booked for FTA and burglary second. Wednesday, May 15, 2013 Code Violations on Fourth Ave. in Oroville. Report of drugs on Juniper St. in Oroville. Oroville PD made an agency assist on Hwy. 97 near Oroville. USBP Agents had called WSP for a collision at the location and advised ETA was one hour. OPD assisted county as a black Volvo semi with two flatbed trailers full of lumber had collided on private property.

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SPORTS Hornets ousted in wild playoff game By Brent Baker

BRIDGEPORT - Throw a bunch of freshmen and eighth graders on the field in a highstakes playoff game, and just about anything can happen. And just about everything did as Oroville’s youthful softball squad threw an upset scare into Bridgeport before bowing out of the playoffs with a 21-19 loss on Wednesday, May 15. The Hornets lost their three regular-season games to the Fillies by scores of 15-4, 23-14 and 26-7. But Wednesday, they didn’t trail until the bottom of the fifth inning, then nearly came back from a five-run deficit in the top of the seventh before seeing their season come to an end. “We played a hard game,” said Oroville coach Dane Forrester. “It was fun. We made a few little mistakes - things they know better than to do, but they got a little anxious and excited at times. “Their coach talked about how hard fought a game we played. We’re such a young team; next year we’ll have four more eighth graders coming in. So we’ll get stronger every year from here on out.” In a game that featured scoring by both teams in every inning, it would be decided by the squad that first found a way to shut down the other’s offense. That turned out to be Bridgeport during Oroville’s at bat in the fifth. The Fillies had scored five runs in the fourth to tie the game at 13-13, and the Hornets needed to answer to keep the pressure on. But after Faith Martin walked and scored on Rachelle Nutt’s ground out, Bridgeport pitcher Anita Velazquez retired Oroville without any further damage in the inning. Bridgeport took a 17-14 in the bottom of the fifth, aided by a pair of Oroville errors, and added four runs in the sixth (all with two out) to head to the top of the seventh with a 21-16 lead. Oroville didn’t go down easily. Nutt led off with a single and scored on an error on Marissa Garcia’s ground ball. Jasmine Nutt roped a two-run single to make it 21-19, and Cruz Ortega walked. A double steal put Nutt and Ortega on second and third, but a baserunning mistake on Tosca Pickering’s pop fly resulted in a game-ending double play. Courtnee Kallstrom, one of two eighthgrade pitchers that served as the Hornets’ starters all season, pitched the entire game, allowing 13 earned runs on 15 hits while striking out four. “I’m proud of my pitchers (Kallstrom and Kendal Miller),” Forrester said. “They did a good job all season. Once they get that con-

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Above, Tosca Pickering threw out two runners on the basepaths during the Hornets’ season-ending loss to Bridgeport. Oroville center fielder Faith Martin nearly makes a spectacular grab early in Wednesday’s district playoff game.

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sistency, they’ll just be all that much better. I hope we can get them to a pitching camp so they can continue to improve.” Forrester was pleased with the team’s progress, coming off two very difficult seasons, including a winless campaign in 2012. “We struggled just to get a win the past two years, and this year we got five and almost had this one,” he said. “If we could have gone to Wenatchee (for the double-elimination portion of the tournament on Friday), that would have been so awesome. I told the girls if they played their best game and played hard they could get there.” Bridgeport (13-9) was eliminated two days later with losses to top-seeded Kittitas and Lake Roosevelt. Offensively, Rachelle Nutt had three hits,

scored three runs and had three stolen bases; leadoff hitter Pie Todd had three hits including a double and drove in two runs; Jasmine Nutt had two hits and three RBIs and Tosca Pickering had a double and two RBIs. Kallstrom also had two hits. Forrester said he while he was happy with the Hornets’ (5-16) progress, he wasn’t yet satisfied. “Next year we want to go all the way to state,” he said. “You need to get there continually, because the first time you get there, you’re overwhelmed. Once you get there every year, it’s not just ‘going to state,’ it’s going to play the game. And then it really becomes a softball game. “This has been a great group of girls, very fun to work with. I’m proud of them.”

Oroville positioned for medal haul By Brent Baker

EPHRATA - Several Oroville track and field athletes will be in the mix for state titles, while the girls team will try to improve on last year’s 14th-place finish. Six Hornets are ranked in the top six in state 2B, led by Sierra Speiker, who is a heavy favorite to win the 3200 title. Speiker and Kaitlyn Grunst each qualified in four events while Callier Barker qualified in three. For the boys, Tanner Smith and Luke Kindred each qualified in two. The girls team took District 5/6 runner-up honors to Kittitas.

The Coyotes finished with 158 team points to the Hornets’ 123, followed by Liberty Bell (89), Bridgeport (74), Riverside Christian (72) and Lake Roosevelt (71). The boys finished sixth with 47 points as Kittitas (155.5) outpointed Riverside Christian (123). “I’m pleased with the kids’ performances and getting most through (to state),” said Oroville coach Harold Jensen. “The athletes know what they need to do to fine-tune for state.” Speiker took first in the 1600 (5:38.39) and 3200 (11:38.60) and was runner-up in the 800 (2:33.87). Grunst took second

in the high jump (5-0), second in the long jump (15-5.5) and third in the triple jump (31-0.75). Callie Barker took third in both the 100 hurdles (18.77) and 300 hurdles (53.71). Topping it off, Speiker, Grunst, Barker and Brittany Jewett ran to a first-place finish in the 4x400 relay (4:34.02). Also victorious for the girls was Breanna Ervin in the pole vault (7-0) while Sammie Walimaki (4th, 29.02) was added to the state list in the 200 as an alternate after a Kittitas athlete bowed out due to a scheduling conflict. For the boys, Tanner Smith won both the 100 (11.86) and 200 (24.00), while Luke Kindred

earned a trip to state in both the javelin (2nd, 149-5) and pole vault (3rd, 10-6). Others competing for the girls were Ervin in the 400 (5th, 1:10.80) and 100 hurdles (5th, 20.00); and Lisa Hartvig in the 400 (4th, 1:10.30) and high jump (4th, 4-4); Alexa Werner in the shot put (5th, 30-2) and discus (5th, 81-3); and Jewett in the javelin (4th, 92-4) and long jump (8th, 12-3.75). The Hornets will compete in the state 2B meet at Eastern Washington University in Cheney, a two-day event May 24-5 that is run along with the 1A and 1B meets. Events start at 10:00 a.m.

Three Hornet golfers head to state By Brent Baker

OROVILLE - Three Oroville Hornets will be advancing to the state golf finals in Olympia this week. Senior Conner Hughes and eighth graders Bryce Glover and Jordyn Smith will be heading to the state 1B/2B finals at Oakbrook Golf Course, May 21-22. The Hornet boys defeated Riverside Christian 431-487 to take team honors as those two schools were the only ones to field full teams at the district tournament on May 14. The league started out with five full boys teams, but ineligibility reduced the numbers of most of those squads below the full-team

threshhold. “Overall our golfers did a great job this year,” said Oroville coach DeHaven Hill. “I look forward to more success with our young people who qualified for state.” He said he wasn’t surprised by the district success, even the performances by his eighth graders. “Looking at their Hughes averages for the year,” he said, “I thought the two eighth graders had a chance.” Oroville claimed five of the top 11 individual scores in the tournament. Hughes, who last year made the but to get to the second day

of the tournament, will look to improve on last year’s 32nd place finish. He carded a 91 on the 18-hole course to win the tournament by 14 strokes over Lake Roosevelt’s Austin Rosenbaum. Bryce Glover, an eighth grader, carded a 105 to tie Rosenbaum and also claim one of the district’s six spots to state. Blaine Weaver (116) finished seventh and qualified as an alternate and will compete if one of the district’s other qualifiers has to drop out. Also competing for the Hornets were Kyle Scot (8th, 119) and Blake Rise (11th, 124).

Smith carded a 114 in the girls tourney to finish third behind Tanecia Stansczak of Lake Roosevelt and Ashley Borello of Riverside Christian.

Tonasket’s 4x400 relay team trimmed 10 seconds off its PR and broke a 28-year-old school record to qualify for this weekend’s state finals. Pictured are (clockwise from upper left) Rose Walts, Kylie Dellinger, Emily Mills and Cassie Spear. Mills will also compete in the 400-yard dash at state.

Mills, relay sprint to state finals State’s 4th-ranked triple jumper to stay home By Brent Baker

CHATTAROY - Tonasket’s girls 4x400 relay team shattered a 28-year-old school record while setting a 10-second season-best performance, and Emily Mills (who is also part of the relay) also set a new PR in the 400-meter dash as both qualified for this weekend’s state finals in Cheney. Mills crept ever-closer to the hallowed (to 400 runners) minute mark while winning in 60.30 seconds. That ranks as the sixthfastest time run in 1A this season, third-best of the 16 state qualifiers in their qualifying meet. “She ran a great race,” said Tonasket coach Bob Thornton. Mills also had a part in the school-record performance of the 4x400 relay. She, Cassie Spear, Kylie Dellinger and Rose Walts grabbed the last state-qualifying spot by running a 4:12.30, breaking the 1985 mark established by Toya Vandersdale, Heather Maple, Kris Young and Sheri Dispenza. “They gave it all they had and ran awesome races,” Thornton said. A number of Tigers finished one spot out of state finals berths, including Mills in the 200 (4th, 27.25), Walts in the 100 hurdles (4th, 16.65) and Ethan Bensing in the triple jump (4th, 40-8.75). Bensing in particular was vic-

timized by the state’s allocation criteria. This year, the top three athletes from the Bi-District 6/7 meet advance to state (next year it will be four). Bensing actually is the fourth-ranked triple jumper in state 1A, but because he is also fourth-ranked in the bi-district, he didn’t make the cut. Ten athletes with lesser marks than Bensing last weekend will be competing in Cheney due to coming from weaker regions. Walts’ case was similar, though not quite as extreme. She recorded a faster time than six other athletes from other regions that actually did advance to state. There are additional qualifying time and distance standards that apply that qualify an athlete regardless of their placing. But they so difficult to meet that there were no athletes - male or female - in any event in any Class 1A region to meet them, and just one boy in Class 2B to do so. Other Tiger girls to compete included Dellinger in the 1600 (8th, 5:50); Kathryn Cleman in the pole vault (8th, 8-0); Shea Smith in the shot put (9th, 27-1); and Alissa Young (10th, 82-9) and Yasmin Cervantes in the discus (11th, 77-11). For the boys, Smith Condon trimmed two seconds off his personal best in the 400 while finishing sixth (54.47). Others included Bensing in the long jump (7th, 18-10) and Dallas Tyus in the triple jump (10th, 36-3.5). The state meet is FridaySaturday, May 24-25 at Eastern Washington University in Cheney.


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EAST WENATCHEE - And then there was one. Tonasket’s Megan Beyers was the sole North County survivor of the two-week 1B/2B/1A tri-district tennis tournament earning a runner-up finish in singles May 18 to advance to this weekend’s state finals. Beyers lost to Omak rival Shaylyn Goodall 7-5, 6-4 in the district championship match. Claire Thornton had also reached the second weekend of play but didn’t finish in the top 4.

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Left, Ashlynn Willis of Tonasket’s U-15 Sick Donkey Records team goes up for a header during Saturday’s tournament at Chief Tonasket Park. Top, the chilly Okanogan County Community Coalition team gets ready for its next game. Pictured are (l-r) Trey Hopkins, Killian Cariker, assistant coach Kelly Cariker, Simone Ervin, Olivia Little, Kaydence Carrington, Lane Carlton, coach Andi Ervin and (kneeling) Olivia Little; bottom middle, Payton Ramsey puts everything he has into a throw-in; bottom right, Roy’s Pharmacy won one of the U-8 brackets.

Tonasket squads win five of six brackets Soccer tournament draws 40 teams from all over county

Dumas, who also managed the tournament officials, said that the referees that hailed from Tonasket and Omak handled the tournament well. “They did an outstanding job managing time, people and the games with minimal altercations,” she said. “They worked well together to provide a smooth, fun-filled day. “Thanks to all of our board members, coaches, sponsors, volunteers and local vendors for making this day a huge success.”

By Brent Baker

TONASKET - Tonasket’s youth soccer squads turned in a successful Saturday while hosting 40 teams at its annual home tournament, winning titles in five of the six age groups. Participating teams traveled to Tonasket from Omak, Brewster, the Methow Valley and Oroville. “It was a very competitive day with many games ending in shootouts to break ties and crown winners,” said Tonasket Youth Soccer Vice President Christina Dumas. “As in all tournaments there were many surprises and eventful comebacks, which made the day fun and suspenseful for all. It sure makes all the volunteer hours worth it just to see all the smiles on the kids’ faces at the end of the day.”

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The OK Chevrolet U-10 team was one of five Tonasket squads to emerge victorious from Saturday’s daylong tournament at Chief Tonasket Park. Winning age group championships were Sick Donkey Records (U-15), Brewster (U-12), OK Chevrolet (U-10, Field 1), Tim’s

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Okanogan Valley Life RUN FOR THE BORDER The Annual Run for the Border Charity Ride took place last Saturday on Armed Forces Day. The ride runs 150 miles from Wenatchee to Oroville and raises money for various charities each year. Although they didn’t get quite the 300 riders they hoped for due to threatening weather, over 200 riders made the journey to Oroville and riders stopped to enjoy some of the local restaurants before heading back to Wenatchee.

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Jacob Brown hands Bob Cunningham his trophy for Best of Show. Cunningham has a blue 1969 Pontiac Firebird. Brown organized this year’s May Festival Car Show as part of his Senior Project at Oroville High School. He said he was grateful for the big turnout of cars and for those that came to get a look at the classics and hot rods.

‘69 Firebird wins ‘Best of Show’ OROVILLE – Bob Cunningham’s Blue 1969 Pontiac Firebird was “Best of Show” at this year’s May Festival Car Show. The car show took place in the lot across from Prince’s Warehouse. The show was organized by Jacob Brown, a senior at OHS as his Senior Project. “I’d like to thank Kevin Hand from Funtime Rentals, Tom Kammers, The Brown Jug, Odom Distributing, Columbia Distributing, Bill’s Distributing and Jack and Mary Hughes of Prince’s Department Store as well as Jon Neal and Brian Kammers for judging,” said Brown. The results are as follows: Best Classic Pickup – Dick Carter’s 1956 Chevrolet Pickup Best Rat Rod – Gary Walling’s 1936 Hudson Best Mopar – Bob Pelligrini’s 2008 Dodge Viper Most Bizarre – Kevin Hand’s Corvair Rampside Pickup Best Ford – Jay Neal’s 1957 Ford Best GM – Chad Sheet’s 1966 Caprice Best Euro – Doug from Eagle Rock’s 1959 VW Karmin Gia Best Motorcycle – Chuck Blasey’s Harley Davidson Road King Best Tractor – Ron Tiffany’s John Deere Best of Show – Bob Cunningham’s 1969 Pontiac Firebird Queen’s Choice – Shelly Gutierrez’ 1968 Mustang

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

Faith Lutheran Church

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

Immaculate Conception Parish

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

PC of G Bible Faith Family Church

476-3063 • 1012 Fir Street, Oroville SUNDAY: 7 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

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Gary Walling’s 1936 Hudson won as the best Rat Rod at the show. The car was also a big hit in the May Festival Parade.


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Church of Christ

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


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Seventh-Day Adventist

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

Oroville Free Methodist

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


Loomis Community Church

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


Chesaw Community Bible Church

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

MOLSON Community Christian Fellowship

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

RIVERSIDE Riverside Lighthouse - Assembly of God

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

TONASKET Holy Rosary Parish

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

Immanuel Lutheran Church

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

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Crossroads Meeting Place Tonasket Foursquare Church

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

Tonasket Community UCC

24 E. 4th, Tonasket • 486-2181

“A biblically based, thoughtful group of Christian People”

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

Whitestone Church of the Brethren

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

Ellisforde Church of the Brethren

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

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

Pastor Jim Yaussy Albright.

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Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune, May 23, 2013  

May 23, 2013 edition of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune

Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune, May 23, 2013  

May 23, 2013 edition of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune