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BY GARY A. DEVON MANAGING EDITOR
OROVILLE – After several public hearings and nearly two years of interim ordinances, the Oroville City Council adopted the changes to the Critical Areas Ordinance at their Tuesday, July 2 meeting. “At the last council meeting I proposed changes to lessen the impact of the prohibitions in the floodplain as long as they have at least 5000 square feet to include in upland property or to designate as open space,” said Chris Branch, director of community development. Councilman Jon Neal expressed concern about 100 foot setbacks in the riparian areas and said it looked like there was an additional buffer of 25 feet on top of that. “Did I read that right?” asked Neal. Branch said that 25 feet of riparian area was required, but not 100 feet from the ordinary high water mark, only 50 feet. Following these few questions about setbacks in the riparian area Councilman Ed Naillon made the motion to adopt a
resolution making the changes, including making a change to reflect a lesser setback requirement. The motion was seconded by Councilman Tony Koepke and passed unanimously. Rod Noel, superintendent of Public Works, updated the council on mosquito spraying for this year. “I received a call from the Public Works director of Omak last Friday afternoon and he said they are not going to spray as they neglected to get a spray permit for the Tribal side of the river. That pretty well prices us out of the market. We wouldn’t be able to get the acres required to get the copter guys at a price we could afford.” Police Chief Clay Warnstaff asked the council if they had seen that the school district had cut down the trees along the elementary school. “Those trees were city heirlooms,” said Warnstaff, asking if that was city or school property. “Part of the sidewalk ordinance says that all trees within the city right of way are property of the city, like the
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Agreement resolves Buckhorn Mine water quality penalties
The northern reaches of the county were hopping on July 4, with the Chesaw Rodeo filling up most of the daylight hours while Fireworks lit up Lake Osoyoos later that night. Above, Kaylee Bobadilla successfully roped a calf to win the Junior Calf Roping. For more photos, see page A3. Right, the Grand Finale of the Oroville Community Fireworks Show lights up the night at Deep Bay Park.
OHA still intends to sue, Crown vows to defend itself “vigorously” BY GARY A. DEVON MANAGING EDITOR
YAKIMA – Crown Resources Corp. has entered into an agreement with the Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) to settle a penalty issued last year for water quality violations at the Buckhorn gold mine near Chesaw. On July 16, 2012, Ecology assessed a $395,000 penalty to Crown when the operation’s water treatment systems failed to adequately capture and treat mine water during the 2011 and 2012 spring seasons, resulting in permit violations. Also in 2011, Ecology determined that discharges of treated mine water created slope instability and triggered a
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landslide that impacted a small stream below the mine. As part of the settlement, Crown will pay $80,000, a portion of the penalty and will undertake environmental projects worth $180,000 in the local area of the mine. The projects will be approved by Ecology and completed within the next three years. Crown agreed to the process and schedule for issuing a new wastewater discharge permit that will contain more stringent limits for groundwater and treated wastewater discharged from the mine. A schedule of compliance and interim limits will allow Crown to bring the Buckhorn Site into compliance with the new limits in a timely manner. The new permit is scheduled to be issued on Nov. 1, 2013. Crown also agreed to reimburse Ecology for the costs of dedicating one full-time and one part-time employee
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Jack was here Black and family kick back in valley, highlands BY BRENT BAKER BBAKER@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM
TONASKET - Jack Black’s Tonasket-area connections are not a secret. Nor was his vacation here last week as the well known actor/ musician and his family didn’t exactly hunker down and hide during his visit. Black, his wife Tanya and young sons Sammy and Tommy, while visiting dad and stepmom Tom and Linda Black, took in plenty of the area, from buying fireworks at the stand in the TVBRC parking lot, fishing, causing a bit of a stir while grocery shopping at Grant’s and consuming a pizza with his
family (and a reporter) at the Tonasket Pizza Company. “I’ve been here quite a few times,” he said. “Even before my dad moved back here, we had lots of family here. My grandma, Gladys Black, lived here. The Fanchers are all my aunts and uncles and cousins. “This is my third time with the boys. The first time Sammy was just a baby. The second time it was just me and Tommy. But this is the first time with both my boys (at once). It’s a great town and we always have a great time when we visit here. Plus, there’s less traffic here than in L.A.” While Jack and Tom enjoyed a fishing trip on July 4, the rest of the family took in the Chesaw Rodeo, though to their regret, the boys didn’t enter the chicken chase. “When Sammy found out he could have kept a chicken he was a little upset,” his dad said. “I told him I didn’t think they’d like it on
the plane.” The boys were also treated to a tour of the inner workings of the local ambulance by the Tonasket EMS, which, as it turned out, found they were dealing with a five-year-old locked in a braineating zombie trance. “So we go on the ambulance, and they let us turn on the sirens and they took turns getting on the gurney and getting carried out of the ambulance,” Black said. “Then Tommy looked like he lost consciousness. But when he woke up he wasn’t Tommy any more, he was the Living Dead. “We all ran. He wanted to eat our brains. “It was amazing, one of the highlights of the visit.” Black himself is not working on any zombie movies. Most of his time and energy is currently feeding Tenacious D, the comedy
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Full slate of events next weekend
By Gary A. DeVon
Neil and Janie Helberg will celebrate their 50th Anniversary with a front porch social at 347 E. Third St. on July 20, 2013 at 1 p.m.
Trees at school got ‘axed’ for parking Planting new trees at elementary and high schools By Gary A. DeVon Managing Editor
OROVILLE – Despite the uproar, Oroville School Superintendent Steve Quick said there was a need to cut down nearly a dozen trees at Oroville Elementary – making room for parking. “One of the big reasons for their removal was complaints about lack of parking,” Quick said. “I hear there have been several comments on Facebook about the trees being cut down. I suppose that doesn’t count the earlier com-
ments on Facebook about there being not enough parking.” Several parking spaces were lost when the school instituted a pick-up and drop-off zone at the elementary, partly in response to safety concerns brought up by the Oroville PTO. Quick said the trees were also starting to lift the sidewalk in some areas and added that their removal will aid the district in snow removal. “It has been harder in the past to clear the entire area of snow,” said Quick The superintendent responded by phone while on his way to Utah for a vacation, too late to make last week’s newspaper deadline. He was unable to say whether the trees were on school property or part of the city right of way, but felt that the district, which had
always been responsible for the trees, like the adjacent sidewalks, had the right to cut them down. “We plan on replanting several trees inside the fence at the elementary, as well as several at the high school where we cut down some trees last year,” Quick said. Cut down were nine old maple trees and two locusts trees that lined the east side of the elementary school along Main Street. Most of the comments on Facebook last week concerned the beauty of the trees, many of them suspected to be over 100-years-old, as well as the shade they provided the primary end playground. “When we plant new trees and replace some of the playground equipment and bring up the play area to the new standards, it’s going to look sharp,” said the superintendent.
State budget passed but questions remain By Brent Baker
TONASKET - The state legislature, after months of negotiations, finally approved its budget at the end of June. With it comes $1 billion in new funding for education in an attempt to meet the requirements of the landmark school-funding lawsuit known as the McCleary case, which ruled that education funding must increase by $3-4 billion by 2018. How the funding increase will play out for the Tonasket School District is still in question, said superintendent Paul Turner. The funding increase is real, he said, but specifics are still few. “The analysts still need to go through it all and let us know what it all means,” he said. “(Business manager) Debbie Kitterman is waiting (for information) but will be hitting the
(Tonasket) budget hard starting Monday. But we still haven’t heard anything on the ‘pivot table,’ which is what we get that tells us how the money will roll out. “So we’re still waiting to see what it really means for us.” He said that, though it hasn’t been confirmed, that the 1.9 percent salary cut that teachers took two years ago may be eliminated. “That’s what we’re hearing,” he said. “We’re 99 percent sure, and if it’s true that would be good. Overall we’re hoping to get at least to take out some of the anxiety.” The district’s budget hearing will be at its next school board meeting on Monday, July 29, beginning at 7:00 p.m.
STEM Turner said that a team of five, including himself, attended stra-
At the North Country Car Club’s 24th Annual Car Show, Devon Sementilli’s 2001 Firebird Trans Am was the winner of the Best Upholstery Specialty Trophy. His name was misspelled in our June 20 edition.
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tegic planning session aimed at moving the STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) initiative forward. “We got to visit Boeing and sat with some of the people who work there in a panel discussion,” he said. “It became very obvious, both from Boeing and our own institute, that STEM fields are very, very important for kids. But just as important are the ‘soft skills’ - being able to work collaboratively, or just being able to get to work on time, things like that.” He said that there will be a similar gathering in August to do more planning. “The week was good,” he said, “and we’ll be working to move that forward.”
NORTH COUNTY – There are several events planned for the July 19-21 weekend, with Heritage Days in Oroville, a Tractor Pull in Tonasket and Sock Hop in Wauconda. Oroville Heritage Days Heritage Days starts on Friday, July 19, with a softball tournament at Bud Clark ballfields starting at 7 p.m. Later that evening The Valley Band, with Chuck Oakes, Brock Hires and more, playing at Vicki’s Backdoor Club. On Saturday, starting at 7 a.m. and going to 10 a.m. there is a breakfast served by the local Boy Scout Troop at the Oroville Senior Center. From 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. there is an escorted tour of the Similkameen Trail starting from the trailhead in Oroville on Kernan Road and going to Taber’s Vineyard at the old railroad bridge. The softball tournament continues at Bud Clark Ballfields beginning at 9 a.m. Also at 9 a.m. the Farmers’ Market will also be open at the library and the Vintage Tractor
Show will be going by Prince’s Warehouse on Ironwood St. Then there are several events taking place starting at 10 a.m. including a gold panning demonstration provided by Kinross Gold Company at Madeline Wells Park from 10 a.m. to noon. Many of the events will be taking place on the veranda at the Old Oroville Depot, these include a spinning demonstration by Betty Roberts, who handcrafts her own spinning wheels. The Oroville Garden Club will have their annual sale starting at 10 a.m. as well. Still on the veranda, and starting at 11 a.m., the Senior Citizens are serving fresh pie and the historical society is serving homemade ice cream. There is also fresh popcorn from a 1940s popcorn machine. The 1884 Customs Cabin will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Then at noon, a historical walk/ talk will feature Curtis/Greg photos of the local area from the early 1916-1918. It will start at the public library.
Tonasket Tractor Pull The Fourth Annual Tonasket Comancheros Truck and Tractor
Wauconda Sock Hop “Let’s Twist Again, Like We Did Last Summer!” invite the organizers of the Wauconda Sock Hop. Re-live the fabulous ‘50s as they Rock Around the Clock at the Historic Wauconda Community Hall on Saturday, July 20. The Car Show will run from noon until 5 p.m. followed by the Sock Hop from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m. Organizers promise refeshments and prizes! Come as you are or dress for the 50’s! Bring your steady Guy or Gal. Bring the neighbors, Bring the Kids and Grandma and Grandpa too. Admission is by donation at the door. Call (509) 486-0709 for more information.
“During the course of the investigation, which began in 2011 at the La Espiga De Oro store on First Ave. in Okanogan, the Task Force purchased over $18,000 worth of cocaine from the suspects. Also during the two year period Task Force Detectives purchased or seized over two and a half pounds of cocaine and one pound of marijuana,” said Sheriff Frank Rogers Sheriff and USBP Drug K9 units were also involved in the searches. All three warrants were executed at the same time, one at the store in Okanogan, another at Trailer #13 at the M Bar J Trailer Court in Malott and at 2 S. Elm Street in Omak, the owner of the store’s residence.
“The result of those warrants included weapons, a substantial amount of cash, approximately three quarters of a pound of heroin, over a pound of cocaine and a pound and a half of methamphetamine,” said Rogers. “Several vehicles were also seized from the various locations.” The suspects were booked into the county jail, charged with crimes ranging from identity theft, delivery of a controlled substance-cocaine, possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver, heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine, money laundering and the delivery of a controlled substance within 1,000 of school property, according to Rogers.
On June 11, the Okanogan Highlands Alliance notified Crown Resources, a subsidiary of Kinross Gold Corporation, that it would be submitting a “Notice of Intent to Sue” letter to Crown. This letter is a prerequisite to the filing of a citizen suit under the Federal Clean Water Act. After Ecology’s recent announcement about the penalties, OHA, a watchdog group released a statement through their director, David Kliegman, saying the agency’s actions are a step in the right direction, but don’t go far enough. “Ecology’s negotiated penalty agreement provides a better way to compensate for the Buckhorn Mine’s water quality violations then straight payment to the Washington State coffers,” said Kliegman. “However, the penalties only covered a portion of the mine’s permit violations and more vigorous enforcement is needed. OHA still plans to file a citizen lawsuit for permit violations, which go beyond the water quality violations that Ecology’s penalty covered.” After they were informed of OHA’s intent to sue in June, Crown released this statement: “We are deeply disappointed that the OHA decided to pursue this unnecessary legal action, as we continue to work extensively with the Washington Department of Ecology (WDOE)
to address water quality concerns at the Buckhorn Mine. With the WDOE’s knowledge and oversight, Crown has implemented significant on-the-ground measures aimed at ensuring ongoing permit compliance, including modifying its water treatment plant, increasing treatment capacity, adding “capture” wells, implementing a variety of source control measures, and undertaking a number of additional activities to ensure future permit compliance.” The statement continues, “Kinross is strongly committed to the ongoing protection of water quality at Buckhorn and will continue to work with the WDOE to ensure that water quality is protected in the vicinity of the Buckhorn Mine. Crown’s operations have not resulted in harm to human health or the environment and we will vigorously defend against any lawsuit filed by the Okanogan Highlands Alliance.”
Drug case leads to arrests The Gazette-Tribune
OKANOGAN – Simultaneous search warrants were served at a store in Okanogan and residences in Malott and Omak ending a two year drug investigation that led to several arrests The warrants were served by law enforcement from NCW Narcotics Task Force, the Okanogan County Sheriff ’s Office, USBP and DEA. Three subjects were taken into custody: Marcelino Corrales, 47, of Omak, who is a part owner of the La Espiga De Oro Store. Also arrested were Alberto MontejanoRangel, 32, of Okanogan and Rodrigo Taizan-Rodriguez, 26, of Bridgeport.
MINE | FROM A1 to oversee the ongoing permitting and compliance efforts at the Buckhorn Mine over a three-year period. “We believe this settlement with Crown, along with a new, more stringent permit, provides us the best path to assure that the Buckhorn Mine protects surface and groundwater from contamination while the mine continues to operate,” said Charlie McKinney, Ecology’s water quality manager in Yakima, who oversees the permit. According to Mark Ioli, Vice President and General Manager of Crown Resources, the company has also agreed to implement a variety of source control measures such as the installation of liner material beneath overburden piles and the like to minimize infiltration. Other measures focused on eliminating compliance concerns will also be taken like additional wells, stormwater cutoff trenches, etc., he adds. “We are pleased that we are able to resolve the appeal and look forward to continuing to work closely with the WDOE to ensure ongoing environmental compliance at the Buckhorn mine,” said Ioli. “We are strongly committed to the protection of water quality and working with regulatory authorities to maintain the highest environmental standards at Buckhorn.”
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2013 Chesaw 4th of July Rodeo Results
Above left, the Chesaw Rodeo provided plenty of thrills for cowboys young and old, including these three who look to be itching for action. Above right, Austin Olma is in hot pursuit during the Calf Roping compeition. Far right, Chase Nigg hangs on for a second place finish in Senior Cow Riding. Near right, Levi Brotherton crashes through the fence and into the crowd as his bronc had no intention of letting him go peacefully. Brotherton, who along with a spectator was injured, apologized to the crowd for his use of profanity during the incident.
Senior Roping 1st - Brad Rothrock, Tonasket 2nd - Chance Stucker, Tonasket Bareback None Saddlebronc 1st - Levi Brotherton, Brewster 2nd - Eric McKinney, Tonasket Ranch Style Saddlebronc 1st - Eric McKinney, Tonasket 2nd - Chase Nigg, Oroville Senior Cow Riding 1st - Alex McCraigie, Nespelem 2nd - Chase Nigg, Oroville 3rd - Justin Gentemann, Omak 4th (tie) - Dakota Crape, Kettle Falls 4th (tie) - Talon Kartchner, Republic 4th (tie) - Eric McKinney, Tonasket Wild Cow Milking 1st - Jake Nelson and Ryan Hanson 2nd - Stewart Leslie and Lyndsy Nelson 3rd - Cesar Bobadilla and T.J. Symonds 4th - Doc Walker and Bronson Peterson Open Barrels 1st - Brittany Jewett, Chesaw, 14.58 2nd - Darci Zolman, Chewelah, 15.54 3rd - Oly Burnett, Chewelah, 15.69 4th - Bailey Burnett, Chewelah, 15.70 Senior All-Around Tie - Eric McKinney and Chase Nigg Junior Calf Roping 1st - Kaylee Bobadilla, Tonasket Junior Barrels 1st (tie) - Sammie Walimaki, Chesaw, 15.44 1st (tie) - Jodi Nelson, Chesaw, 15.44 3rd - Joy Abrahamson, Omak, 16.85 4th - Emily Sulgrove, Valley, 17.76 Junior Cow Riding 1st - Dustin Nigg, Oroville 2nd - Wyatt Pershing, Tonasket Junior All-Around Joy Abrahamson Pee Wee Barrels 1st - Hannah Beeman, Moses Lake, 15.93 2nd - Brier Selvidge, Malott, 17.18 3rd - Stanten Pearce, Monse, 23.79
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Clockwise from above: The Stars and Stripes fly during the national anthem; Grand Marshal Dean Brazle waves to the crowd as he rides into the arena; Calf Roping and the Chicken Chase provided plenty of opportunity for younger competitors to get a rough-and-tumble taste of the 71st annual Chesaw 4th of July Rodeo.
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Ellen Roberts celebrates 103 years By Joyce Emry
It has been three years since a great celebration, honoring Ellen Roberts on her 100th birthday, was held at the Oroville United Methodist Church, where Ellen is a member and, attended regularly, since 1935, until the closure of the Assisted Living complex, Tonasket. The new residence she lives in is farther away and church begins at an earlier hour, all of which make it impossible for her to attend, which she thoroughly misses. On July 8th she reached the 103rd anniversary of her birth, which occurred in Nebraska. Ellen and her husband, Lester Roberts, came to Washington State as newlyweds, during the depression and “dust bowl” of Nebraska, as it was thought the apple industry, which was getting started, might be a better means of making a living. The young couple traveled with the Lloyd Emry’s (Lester’s sister was Merna Emry) and they settled in the Oroville area, where Lester worked in the orchards and eventually bought his own, which he successfully operated and was tragically killed in an accident on the farm, leaving Ellen, a widow, with their three children, Gene, Gary and Dorothy. Since she had been a teacher in Nebraska she went to Eastern University, got her credentials updated and taught fifth grade, until she reached retirement age, teaching many who are still in the area, including our daughter Vicki Haney and another niece, Luanne (Emry) Billings. They had a difficult time remember-
Ellen Roberts celebrated her 103rd birthday on Monday, July 8. ing to call her Mrs. Roberts, as she had always been Aunt Ellen to them. Ellen was and is, an avid reader, but dimming eyesight has made her cut back somewhat, but if the print is large enough she still enjoys a good book. And she has a great vocabulary, and keeps her hands busy with crossword puzzles. Ellen had the opportunity to do extensive traveling with fellow teachers, after retirement, which she thoroughly enjoyed. She gracefully moved into assisted living, after giving up her apartment and it was with sadness she had to make yet another move, with the closure of her “home” in Tonasket, to a family owned and operated facility, “The Golden Years,” located at 48 Hubbard Road, Riverside, WA
98849. She enjoys company, but it was her idea to not do the “party thing” but invites you to stop by, as you come or go from Omak. I have known Ellen for over 65 years and learned so much from her, in so many areas. She was and is a joy to be around. Her pleasant attitude, her faith, her knowledge, her friendliness, make her a lady to pattern your life after. She is my husband’s only aunt, but I claim her too. We love her a lot, and just love the way she points her index finger at you when she wants to make a point. We call it the “schoolteacher point.” We think she is an exceptional lady and wish her a Happy 103rd Birthday and good days to follow.
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Work has begun to bury water pipe to connect Champerty Shores with the Oroville water system. The homes will eventually connect to the Eastlake Sewer system as well.
OROVILLE | FROM A1 sidewalk. The adjacent property owner is responsible for taking care of them, like pruning. I’m not sure that would include chopping them down,” said Branch. “Those were healthy maple trees,” added Noel. Warnstaff suggested that the city inventory other trees within the right of way and look at ways to preserve them. The council was also informed of the final copy of an easement from the state Department of Natural Resources that will allow a water line connection between the city water system and Champerty Shores. The new connections will serve over a dozen homes on the east side of Lake Osoyoos, just south of the Canadian border.
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Jack Black and the family enjoyed some vacation time in the Okanogan Valley last week. Pictured are (front, l-r) Sammy, Tommy (back) Linda, Tanya, Jack and Tom Black.
BLACK | FROM A1 rock duo featuring himself and Kyle Gass. “I can’t tell you too much about it because I don’t want to give away too many secrets,” Black said. “But me and Kyle have... a series of internet short films we’ve been working on. It’s not zombies, but it’ll take place in a post-apocalyptic landscape. “There might be some toxic creatures involved.” Black said in the current economy, Tenacious D is a more surefire bet than filmmaking. “When we book a tour, we know it’s going to happen,” he said. This fall and winter, Tenacious D will be playing in Germany, England and other European countries, as well as a music comedy festival in Santa Monica, Calif. “That one’s called the Festival Supreme,” he said. “Check it out: festivalsupreme.com.” Black said he has a couple of movies that he is trying to develop: one based on a book called “The Financial Lives of Poets,” by Spokane author Jess Walter, and another with Mike White, who wrote Jack Black fan-favorite “School of Rock.” “Nowadays, things have slowed down,” he said. “So I don’t believe any of them are going to happen until they actually start filming, or until someone gives you $5 million or however much it costs
to make them.” While Black said he isn’t trying to push his boys toward replicating his career, he and Tanya (a cellist and vocalist) have naturally exposed them to the arts. “We’ll just see what their interests pull them towards,” he said. “Try to limit the iPad time. I’m not sure what kind of career there is in the iPad field. We already encourage the music, dance and theatrics. They like it and we do it with them. It’s what we know. “They’ll probably rebel and go into engineering or God knows what. But I hope they go into the arts so we have something to talk about, because I don’t know anything else.” Black, of course, is known to the Tonasket schools for his generosity in donating Disneyland passes to the entire Tonasket High School band in 2011 when it traveled there to perform and take part in a music clinic. But one of his long-term commitments has been to the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation. “I got involved because we thought we had a family member who had mitochondrial disease,” Black said. “It turned out that person did not, but I’d already become involved. I couldn’t bail out on a good cause and the good people involved, you know? So whenever they call up and ask if I
could so something, I do my best to oblige. “I was just at a big convention for that, met a lot of the doctors. There’s a lot of support building for that organization. They say that it’s connected to a lot of other diseases. If they ever figure it out, it will have a huge domino effect to other related things, wide-ranging from autism to all kinds of things, though I’m not smart enough to talk about what they all are.” As the Black family was headed back to Los Angeles, they hoped to swing by Quill Hyde’s “A Cavallo” mobile carousel, as it is a truly unique piece of Tonasket art. “Were really impressed with the arts community here in Tonasket,” Black said. “There’s a whole subculture of stuff going on. I met Quill and he couldn’t have been less interested in me or my famousness. So I was immediately intrigued. I found out he was a really cool artist and found out he went every year to Burning Man (the art event/ community that appears annually in the Nevada desert, for which A Cavallo was originally built). “That’s another movie I’m trying to develop, one about Burning Man,” Black added. “I’ve never been to that. So now when I meet someone who’s been there, I’m interested.”
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Sheriff ’s Office after locating him. Herriman went missing in the river on on June 23 near Dunckel Trailer Courts off Omak Riverside Eastside Rd., approximately seven miles north of where his body was discovered. According to the Sheriff, it appeared that Herriman, 25 and Jeremiah V. Tachell, 22, of Omak went into the river near the trailer court. “Tachell was pulled to a log jam and was able to pull himself up onto the logs but Herriman was last seen swimming south
down the river,” Rogers said. “Search and Rescue was called to the area and searched until dark with searchers and divers but were unable to locate any sign of Herriman.”The search of the river continued the next morning, but the river was running high, very muddy and cold and faster than normal. “Divers (could not) see anything underwater, everything was being done by feel,” said Rogers, who added that the Colville Tribe assisted in the search of the river with their boats.
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Several residences just south of the Canadian border and on the east side of Lake Osoyoos will be connected to the city water system following the approval of an easement from the state Department of Natural Resources for the pipe to cross DNR land.
OKANOGAN – The body of an Omak man missing nearly two weeks and believed drowned in the Okanogan River, was discovered about a quarter mile from the Legion Park in Okanogan. The discovery of Roy G. Herriman, 25, was made on Saturday, July 7 around 3 p.m. by attorney Rodney Reinbold who was out on a small island with his dog, according to Sheriff Frank Rogers. Reinbold notified the
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Would like to thank the following people for their help putting on our final fireworks display. Greg James, Topic Entertainment, Chris Palmer, Gary DeVon, members of the Oroville Fire Department, Police and Ambulance Crews and the Sheriff and Fish & Wildlife boats. Brian and Rebecca Sawyer without your help there wouldn’t have been an annual display at Deep Bay. To all the businesses and individuals that have donated funds in the past or present and to our friends and family that have helped in so many ways - THANK YOU! - Dane & Joyce Forrester
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Jack Black: Like Bigfoot I missed seeing him again
Jack Black is kind of like my Bigfoot. I hear he’s spotted everywhere – Tonasket of course, but even at the Molson Midsummer Festival a few years back. Everyone asks me if I saw him, but like the mythical giant footed creature I guess I just missed him. This week our intrepid Tonasket reporter Brent Baker has a front page article on the actor/musician. When I told a friend from Seattle Black was going to be featured this week, he asked why I wasn’t doing the interview. I just said well, that’s what I’ve got Brent for – he’s our Mr. Tonasket. But, said Geoff, you could have told him about the Tumbleweed International Film Festival. I should have known better. Geoff and friend Mo are the folks that bring the Tumbleweed to Oroville every year and are gearing up for the Out of fourth annual festival the first Thursday, Friday My Mind and Saturday of August. Maybe next year Black Gary A. DeVon could enter one of the short online movies he mentioned to Brent in his article. I guess I could have told Geoff that Black, whose dad Tom belongs to the same fly fishing club as I (that is if I ever catch up on my dues), was as elusive to me as the famous Bigfoot of the Northwest. Or maybe Ogopogo would have been a better answer. As kids, whenever my younger brothers and I would travel to Penticton and points north with our folks, dad would tell us to keep a lookout for Ogopogo in Lake Okanagan – never saw him/her either. And a trip to Scotland and Loch Ness at age 15 didn’t reveal Nessie to me either. Unfortunately, or fortunately, I’ve been compared to both Bigfoot and Ogopogo. Canadian friends at college likened me to the sea monster because of my swimming style (or lack thereof) and my motorcycle club, made up of mostly Canadians, nicknamed me Bigfoot when I rode my motorcycle with a walking cast on my size 14 foot after surgery. I see a pattern developing here – is it me or just the Canadian sense of humor (or is that humour)? Going back to a theme from last week’s editorial when we talked about all the excitement being generated on Facebook over Oroville School District cutting down the trees on the east side of the elementary – that’s nothing compared to the comments and likes we’ve gotten on Facebook since Brent posted a photo of Black hamming it up at the Tonasket Pizza Company. Most of the comments are positive, but there were a few “Where’s Tonaskets” as well as a few “What’s he doing in Tonaskets.” If Black’s stepmom Linda, the volunteer coordinator at the Tonasket visitor information center, has anything to do with it no one will be asking “Where’s Tonasket.” Maybe having Black on our Facebook page and in this week’s issue will also go a long way towards getting the word out about what a great community Tonasket is. As for me, I guess I’ll have to settle for seeing Black in movies, or in our newspaper, because I certainly keep missing him when he visits. Like Bigfoot and Ogopogo I know he exists; people keeping telling me so. Remember to read us on the web at www.gazette-tribune.com and to “Like” us on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ GazetteTribune.
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Solutions for today’s high energy costs OPINION BY DOC HASTINGS U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Remember when gas prices were under $2 a gallon? It wasn’t that long ago. In fact, the price for a gallon of gas was just $1.89 when President Obama took office in January 2009. Today, gas prices near $4 a gallon are beginning to feel like the new normal. However, it doesn’t have to be this way and the American people shouldn’t have to accept Rep. Doc Hastings skyrocketing gas prices as simply a way of life. Without a doubt, high energy prices are one of the biggest drains on our economy and the impacts are felt every day. Especially in rural areas like Central Washington where residents must often travel miles for the most basic of necessities, these high gas prices are forcing families to make tough choices in their budgets, causing schools to run fewer buses, and driving up the costs of business for our nation’s job creators. As Chairman of the Natural Resources Committee with jurisdiction over energy production on our federal lands and waters, I continue to pursue an all-of-the-above energy approach that harnesses the natural resources we have here at home. Last week the U.S. House of Representatives approved, with bipartisan support, a bill to expand access and open new offshore areas to energy production. The Offshore Energy and Jobs Act, which I authored, requires the Obama Administration to implement a new oil and natural gas leasing program that includes areas with the greatest known energy resources. This is not a “drill anywhere and everywhere” bill, COMPILED BY CLAYTON EMRY FORMER GAZETTE-TRIBUNE PUBLISHER
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July 4th - July 11th 1963: Alaska Bound El Dorado Caravan stopped in Oroville to spend the weekend to take in the various activities the Chamber had lined out for them. Ten of the 11 campers were parked at the Civic League while their drivers and passengers were officially welcomed to our community. Although the rains came, 22 persons took advantage of the guided tour planned for them Saturday. The group was transported in the Dwinnell Bros. bus with Everett Easley, local real estate agent, as guide and narrator. They were taken to Nighthawk and down to Loomis where they dismounted at Sully’s General Store for a photo op. Burglars got away with over $300 in cash and tools from the Oroville Gold Club last weekend. Police Chief Buck Gates said the burglars probably entered the clubhouse west of Orovllle some time early Saturday morning. Entry was gained by breaking a window. A cash register was looted, some items taken and a nearby tool shed was broken into. About $100 worth of tools are missing. A gas tank at the clubhouse was completely drained. Tourists are on the move through Oroville, according to Mrs. Ernie Thornton, caretaker at the local information booth. Mrs. Thornton’s records show that during the month of June, 364 cars holding 1,033 people stopped and asked information at the booth. Last year, for the same period, 349 cars with 1087 people. So far it has been about 50 percent Canadian and 50 percent from the states. However, there was one car each from England and Mexico. Weather wise: June 26th, maximum of 77 degrees and a low of 55 degrees; June 27th, 73 and 48; 28 th, 76 and 56; June 29th, 73 and 53; June 30th, 73 and 51; July 1st, 82 and 50; 2nd, 90 and 62. A total of .97 inches of precipitation. The General Service Administration opened the bids
but rather a targeted approach that would open new areas in the Atlantic Coast, Pacific Coast and Alaska. It also implements critical reforms to strengthen the safety and accountability of our offshore energy agencies. The need for this bill is a direct response to President Obama’s actions that have locked up America’s abundant energy resources. When President Obama took office, nearly all of our offshore areas were open to energy production, thanks to the efforts of Congress and President Bush agreeing to lift the decades-long drilling moratorium. Instead of seizing this opportunity to increase our energy security, President Obama discarded this plan, canceled lease sales and imposed a
restrictive leasing plan that keeps 85 percent of offshore areas off-limits to energy production and offers no new jobs. According to a recent Rasmussen Poll, 68 percent of Americans believe we need to develop new sources of energy; and there’s no reason why that shouldn’t include our offshore resources. This bill would create over a million new American jobs and generate $1.5 billion in new revenue. We owe it to the American people to remove the barriers that block access to our resources and to take the steps necessary to help put us on a path towards greater energy security.
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weather was warm and a recent rain kept the dust down. The crowds sat comfortably in newly constructed bleachers and watched cow, saddle bronc and bareback riding. A large quarter page ad by all Sprouse Reitz stores for the GRAND OPENING of the Omak Omache Shopping Center on July 14. Ciment Quebec, the Canadian cement firm is not closing the book on locating a plant north of Ellisforde, but is looking into options elsewhere. One of the many limitations is a state that at present does not have a policy that is geared to attract new business and industry. Another drawback came from environmental agencies. Although all the agencies involved were in agreement on the plant’s ability to be operated in such a manner as to not harm the environment, the approximate two year timeline for approval was unsatisfactory for the company which wished to start construction by September 1988. This project would have required a workforce of 250 jobs. Elaine Zieroth, former wildlife biologist on the San Juan National Forest in Colorado has started work as the Tonasket District Ranger. Wildlife has been Zieroth’s emphasis in the Forest Service, but she has gathered broader experience, including time as acting ranger on a Colorado Ranger District. Real Estate bargains: Large corner lot in Oroville, very nice 2 bdrm., 1 bath home, fenced large garden spot, electric and wood heat, new carpeting, $25,000; Lovely 3 bdrm., 1 bath home, fireplace insert, 1 car garage, nice lot with backyard fenced, located in Tonasket near the schools $47,000.00. A statement appearing in This & That‚ “A small town is usually a place this is divided by a railroad, a main street, two churches and a lot of opinions.” There are some recent additions to the decor at the Burgerhaus Restaurant in Oroville. These additions are the wooden model trains crafted by local restaurateur, Bill Ecklor. Ecklor started crafting his trains from drawing and pictures he found in books his wife purchased for a son whose hobby was electric trains. The wooden models are designed, roughed out, assembled and finished in Ecklor’s shop, which is the back of his restaurant. The change of decor has also prompted a change of name for the Burgerhaus. The restaurant will now be called “The Whistle Stop.”
for the remodeling of the U. S. Customs office at Oroville on June 26th. The bid was awarded to Jack Fast, Seattle, in the amount of $37,948. The bid covers extending the building about 15 feet to the east, taking in the first lane of the three-lane checking area. New rest rooms will be installed for public use and a remodeling of the present office is called for. Last Thursday evening, the Little League All-Stars were chosen by the coaches of the teams. The team will represent Oroville in the coming Little League Invitational Tournament. The players are: Tommy Siegrist, Donny Farmer, Nicki Rainsberry, Gene Harnasch, Steve Springer, Steve Chamberlin, Duwayne Edwards, Kenny Barry and Billy Rairdan. The coaches are Art Henderson, Norman Dull, Rodney Leavell, Rich Robinson and Rex Harden. Vic Didra, of Tonasket, was the All-Around Cowboy at the 21st annual Chesaw Fourth of July Rodeo last week. Didra took home the silvermounted spurs, donated by Mike Lynch of Mike’s Saddle Shop. Didra placed first in bareback riding and cow riding and second in calf roping. Charlie Eder, Grover Leslie and Walter Turner and Sons provided the cattle for the show. Grocery items: Cucumbers, $.10 each; 10 # bag of flour, $.89; Beef Cube Steaks, 10 2-oz. steaks, $.99; MJB coffee, $.46 per #. 6 8-ounce tubes Biscuits, $.59; Chuck roast $.59 per #; 3 roasting ears, $.19, peaches, 3 No. 2 1/2 cans. #.89.
25 Years Ago: July 7th - July 14th, 1988: The 1988 Chesaw 4th of July Rodeo was officially named and dedicated to Marjorie Leslie. Mrs. Leslie was among the founders of the annual affair in 1942 and served as Grand Marshall one year. The Chesaw Rodeo held each year was once again a big success as witnessed by the crowd’s cheers and applause. The town of Chesaw swelled from 15 or so population to several hundred overnight. The
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Okanogan Valley Life Time to enjoy the sun and water So, the 4th of July is behind us. Now what shall we do? If the lake is ever going to be warm, this is about time for that. I used to love being in the water, but was never a very good swimmer, but many fun times were had at rivers and lakes in my younger days. Being in the water always seemed to bring on hunger, so maybe that is why I liked those outings. Fried chicken, potato salad and even homemade ice cream. All day having fun…and nary a cell phone, iPod, Kindle or any other battery operated “thing.” So, now the rain stops. After the dam-
age is done! What a shame for the great losses. So goes the life of a farmer. Baby quail all over the place, in our neighborhood. It takes an excessive amount in order to keep ahead of the cats. Have you visited the local museum? Should stop in and see the great displays. It will bring back some thoughts of the “old days” as you view displays from the early days of the Peerless, Princes, Zosel’s, and others. Even have some pieces from an eating establishment in Molson. Those volunteers come up with some most interesting displays.
My very most favorite person had her Ginger (Cody) Miller has knee prob103rd birthday last Monday. Aunt Ellen lems, again. Perhaps surgery? Hope she Roberts opted to stay in out of the heat and recovers easily and quickly. quietly let the day go by, enjoying some callers. Former Chronicle newspaper owner/ Did you know they play publisher, Merilynn Wilson, Bingo at the Molson Grange passed away in her sleep, in Hall on Friday nights? To put a Pt. Townsend, Wash. the end new roof on that big ole’ buildof June, at the age of 90. She ing takes a lot of fundraising. was the wife of the late Bruce You are invited to join in the Wilson and they were promifun while helping the cause. nent folks in Omak, for many I knew Lady Gaga was years. Her son Scott has the “something else” but to have newspaper in Port Townsend her mutilate the National and we’d often see them on Anthem’s words show she is our visits to Port Townsend. the worst, or so it seems to me. THIS & THAT She was a delightful lady, So, the queen of the cooking Joyce Emry full of laughter, jokes, music shows, Paula Deen, is being and strangers soon became royally punished for using a racial word. friends. The only “quaint” thing about Much worse is and has been said by her (in my opinion) is that she’d always many.…but perhaps there is more to it order snails for lunch, when there were than we hear about. so many other good things on the menu.
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The Independence Day celebrations are over for this year. We certainly enjoyed the fireworks but hope that some additional means of financing this display can be arranged for next and ensuing years. We are looking ahead to Heritage Days on the 19th and
20th of July. Our pie project is progressing well and should have a wide variety and even enough to sell by the whole pie. Potluck at the Center is still on going on the second Sunday of the month. On Thursday, July 18, Jessica
Well, the 4th of July has come and gone for another year. At this time last week Chesaw was buzzing with all of the things that had to be done in preparation of the “BIG” day. The stands were repaired, the new speakers hung, the grass mowed and the rocks picked in the arena. The Drill Team was practicing some days and evenings to perfect their routine for your enjoyment. The day before many of the Vendors and Concessions were busy getting ready for the crowds to arrive. While the Family Sports were going on, the Parade was lining up just north of town. This years Grand Marshal was Dean Brazle. I can’t tell you how excited he was to represent Chesaw and tell of his life on our Hilltop. All week long
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“Mom, I’m joining the Army (Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, National Guard).” ... You fill in the blank. These few words can stir up a huge range of emotions; fear, pride, anxiety, and always lots of questions. Eight years ago my son joined the Air Force. He and his family are currently stationed in California with one deployment under his belt. My son-in-law was also an Airman taking my daughter with him to Georgia for four years and then was deployed twice. With no history of military service in my family I had war movie/9-11 romanticism about the military. Following rules, regulations, procedures, relocations, and deployments and having my own children not always allowed to answer questions to my satisfaction was unnerving. Being a military mom isn’t always as easy as some can make it look. I glommed on to any war seasoned military moms I could find once the deployments started. Their stories told to me, sometimes with damp eyes and low tones, that they knew exactly what I was going through. Contact with them gave me comfort and encouragement. Next, I joined a military mom service group called the Blue Star Mothers of America forming a chapter in
were represented. It was then time for the rodeo to start with the Highlands Color Guard and Mike Stansbury singing the National Anthems of the U.S. and Canada. Harry Leslie and his daughter Kathryn entered the arena with a Riderless Horse for Laddie Hirst. He was a long time horseman and helped many a young child to learn. Rosa (McCoy) Snider is running for Position #1 for Hospital Commissioner. She is a local business owner and a fifth generation in North County. Roller Skating has started on Friday nights (7 p.m.-9 p.m.) in the Molson Grange Hall. Cost: 50 cents for each member of your family. Pop, water, candy and popcorn are also available. On July 20th the Okanogan Highlands Alliance of Educational History of Stream Process (Meyers Creek). This event is free, but donations are welcome. There were lots of people, dogs and children to enjoy our 71st Rodeo. Until next week.
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Oroville Eagles 3865 would like to thank State Madam President Sheila Wilson, State Worthy President Ken Schnorr, Deana Reyes, Boby S., D. Lance, Tom and Donna Toust and Shirley Schaub for coming on July 3 for their state visit. We learned a lot from their visit. Oroville Eagles put on a great BBQ feed and we all had a great time with friends and Eagle sisters and brothers.
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Death is not a period but a comma in the story of life! Sometimes mysterious things happen at our house. Like where is our battery charger for the autos? And where are the millions of ants coming from that just appear out of nowhere and attack a crumb that is lying on the floor? A drive to the Highlands found even more wildflowers than were blooming the weekend of the Summerfest celebration. Profuse beauty! An artist could have a “field day” painting the landscape, at this time of the year. Friend Mary Ann Chamberlain has gone to her higher rewards, after being in Extended Care, Tonasket, for a lengthy time. I knew her mostly from bowling with her. She could throw a ball halfway down the alley, with ease. She was a hair dresser, by trade, and a former boss said she was a “darned good cook.”
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TONASKET - The Community Cultural Center of Tonasket presents Music in the Park on Friday, July 12 from 6-9 p.m. featuring the Ruby Rust Band. Ruby Rust plays Americana/ folk and classic rock blended with original music. With two lead singers who support each other with harmonies, they provide both a rocking and songwriters’ mix of music which has been very well received at local venues. The band has played for several CCC events and just recently played at the Conscious Culture Festival. They also have played at some Wenatchee venues and many local farmers markets and winery shows. The band fea-
July’s Events Submitted by Aurora Jones ccc of Tonasket
• July 11-12, 1-4 p.m. - Adult Cooking Classes: Thursday July 11 there will be a Fresh (Raw) Foods Class and Friday July 12t here will be a Gourmet Cooking Class from 1-4 pm. There are openings in both classes. Cost is $25 per class with a $5 food fee. Call 486-1328 to sign up. • July 12, 6-9 p.m. - Music in the Park featuring Ruby Rust: Event at Tonasket’s History Park.
Ruby Rust will perform at Tonasket’s History Park on July 12. tures Denny Richardson (guitar/ vocals), Mike Bowling (guitar/ vocals), Steve Bell (drums) and Steve Pollard (bass). Everyone is welcome to come to this free event. La Ultima Mexicatessen will be offering Tamales and other good foods
for purchase. The CCC will have a table full of drinks and goodies for a donation to the CCC. A tip jar will be passed in the crowd for the performers, who have donated their time and talents. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, and enjoy the show.
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chase. Event is free though there will be a donation jar set up for the band. • July 28, 1:00-3:30 p.m. -- Free Community Dinner: Sunday dinner provided by the CCC and others. Free for those who need it, by donation for others. Call Janet at 486-2061 for more info. • August 2, 6-9 p.m. - Music in the Park featuring SparrOw: Event at Tonasket’s History Park. Refreshments available for purchase from the CCC and La Ultima Mexicatessan will be there with dinner for purchase. Event is free though there will be a donation jar set up for the band.
Refreshments available for purchase from the CCC and La Ultima Mexicatessan will be there with dinner for purchase. Event is free though there will be a donation jar set up for the band. • July 26, 6-9 p.m. - Music in the Park featuring The Hyde Family: Event at Tonasket’s History Park. Refreshments available for purchase from the CCC and La Ultima Mexicatessan will be there with dinner for pur-
OROVILLE - Registration for fall season is now open, with early registration closing Wednesday, July 31. Oroville Youth Soccer is a recreational soccer club open to all kids living in the Oroville and surrounding areas, and between the ages of 4 - 15. To register online go to www.ncwsoccer.com and follow the links under Oroville Youth Soccer. For more information go to Oroville (WA) Youth Soccer Club on Facebook, or contact Karrie Scott at 560-9037
British Soccer & TetraBrazil Soccer Camp Registration
OROVILLE – Oroville Youth Soccer is hosting two different styles of soccer camp this summer, August 12 – 16.British Soccer Camp returns for the fourth year with programs for players ages 3 – 12. Registration is now open for TetraBrazil Camp which returns for the third year to offer a more skill intensive camp for player 11 – 18. Register online at www.challengersports. com.For more information go to Oroville (WA) Youth Soccer Club on Facebook, or contact Karrie Scott at (509) 560-9037.
NCRL Books on Stage
OROVILLE - As part of the Summer Reading Program at the Oroville Public Library various programs are put on. The North Central Regional Library Books on Stage is one these free programs and will perform Thursday, July 11 at at 10 a.m. at the library located at 1276 Main St. For more information call the library at (509) 486-2366.
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Raffle chairperson Vivian Iverson assisted Laara Peters as she draws the winner of the “Summer Fun Plus Raffle” at the Farmer’s Market. The winner was...Jan Garner from Oroville. It was very exciting for Vivian and Dolly Englebretson to deliver the “bounty of prizes” to the Garner household as Jan and husband Dick are great supporters of the many organizations in our community. Congratulations Jan! We would also like to thank all
State President visited July 2 Submitted by Lyle Anderson Tonasket Eagles #3002
Well the Fourth has come and gone and we hope you all had a good holiday weekend with friends and family. The weather has been great this week so get out there and enjoy it. A special thanks to all that volunteered and attended our State President’s visit on the 2nd, and
Laara Peters draws the Summer Fun Plus Raffle winner. those that participated by buying one, two, or more tickets. Each
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Linda. On July 20th at 9 p.m. we will be having the band Bad Habbits back in our club and playing. Our scores from past Sundays pinochle are as follows. Jo Porter took first place and Lyle Anderson snagged second place. Low score was hauled in by Cindy Jones. The last pinochle of the day was by Jo Porter and Penny Smith. We wish those that may be ill a speedy recovery to good health. God bless all. The Biggest Little Eagles in the state.
made it a fantastic visit. Bingo is back this Friday at 7 p.m. so get those daubers back out and come try your luck. The kitchen will be open at 5:30 p.m. for some of those delicious hamburgers. Don’t forget to come in on Sundays at 1 p.m. and test your skill in or weekly pinochle tournament. There will be karaoke this Saturday at 9 p.m. by
OROVILLE - Oroville as a Unique Travel Destination presented by Sandy Lorentzen will be the topic of the Oroville Chamber Meeting on Thursday, July 11 at 1 p.m. at the The Plaza Restaurant. Lorentzen has been involved in tourism development in various capacities over the years including helping to build international audiences for the Pacific Northwest Wagner Festival in Seattle and the Brighton Festival in England. Currently she is the website content editor for a South and Central American tour operator. She has spoken to many travel associations and written about making communities unique as travel destinations. She has recently helped to market the new Pastime Bar & Grill and has personally fallen in love with Oroville. If you plan on eating, you may want to come a few minutes early (no more than 10 minutes early) to get your food ordered and on the way. Lorentzen will begin presenting very soon after 1 p.m.
Tonasket Farmers’ Market
Tonasket Farmers Market is held on Thursdays, from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. The next market is Thursday, July 11. Come join us for some of the best in local produce, crafts, personal care products, homegrown music and farmstead cheeses. Whether you make a quick spin to pick up supper ingredients or hang out for hours, you’re sure to get what you want. For more info call (509) 486-1199
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Kubiak will be presenting an evening of Latin, swing and traditional jazz at Esther Bricques Winery’s tasting room Thursday evening, July 11, 2013. Doors open at 6 p.m. Light refreshments are available. Esther Bricques Winery is located at 42 Swanson Mill Rd., Oroville. For more information, call the winery at (509) 476-2861.
Oroville Farmers’ Market
OROVILLE - The Oroville Farmers’ Market is Saturday, July 13, 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.
Music at the Market
OROVILLE - The Oroville Public Library will host “Music at the Market” each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. during the 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. The next Music at the Market is Saturday, July 13. For more information call Barbara at (509) 476-2662.
OROVILLE - Oroville’s Cruise-In will be Saturday, July 13 and coincides with “National Collector Car Appreciation Day. All cars will meet at 5:30 p.m at Gold Digger Park on Main Street next to Okanogan Estate & Vineyards Wine & Gift Shop (1203 Main St.). The “Cruise” will begin at 6 p.m. and cars will return to the Gold Digger Park for public viewing.
Slow Food Okanogan at Winery
OROVILLE - Slow Food Okanogan will host an evening of wine and cheese and Slow Food information at Esther Bricques Winery on Sunday, July 14 from 5-8 p.m. Music will be provided by Sam Howell and Mark Kubiak, cheeses by Larkhaven Farms, and wine by Esther Bricques. Esther Bricques Winery is located at 42 Swanson Mill Rd., Oroville. For more information, call the winery at (509) 476-2861.
NCRL Books on Stage
TONASKET - As part of the Summer Reading Program at the Tonasket Public Library various programs are put on. The North Central Regional Library Books on Stage is one these free programs and will perform Thursday, July 18 at at 1 p.m. at the library located at 209 S. Whitcomb Ave. For more information call the library at (509) 486-2366.
Metal and E-Cycle Collection
TONASKET - Green Okanogan will hold a metal and e-Cycle collection on Thursday, July 18 and the third Thursday of each month from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Corner of N. Western Ave. and Division St. in Tonasket. We will accept all metals and the following e-Cycle materials: TVs, computers, monitors, towers and laptops. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (509) 556-2250
Okanogan Highlands Alliance presents, “Watershed Functioning,
Plant Ecology & Stream Processes: Tying it All Together,” Saturday, July 20, 10:00 a.m. at the Chesaw Community Center. Gina McCoy, Stream Morphologist, will discuss how watershed functioning leads to characteristic patterns of streamflow and sediment delivery, creating the watershed “signature.” Tom McCoy, Plant Ecologist, will discuss how disturbance ecology shapes the upland and riparian plant communities, contributing significantly to the characteristic watershed “signature” and fluvial processes. This is a twopart event. Everyone is welcome to attend the indoor presentation in Chesaw. For the field trip following the presentation, space is limited, so pre-registration is required. Priority registration for the field trip is offered to OHA members, and remaining space will be available on a first come, first serve basis to the public. For more info visit http:// okanoganhighlands.org/education/ hw online, or contact Julie Ashmore at email@example.com, or (509)-433-7893.
NCRL Puppet Show
TONASKET - As part of the Summer Reading Program at the Tonasket Public Library various programs are put on. The North Central Regional Library Puppet Show is one these free programs and will perform on Thursday, July 25 at 1 p.m. at the library located at 209 S. Whitcomb Ave. For more information call the library at (509) 486-2366.
Quilt Show in Molson
MOLSON - The Second Annual Quilt Show in Molson will take place on Saturday, Aug. 31 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Quilters will be displaying patriotic quilts and military memorabilia from all branches of service. Many of the quilts were created from the proceeds of last years quilt show. Those that would like to like to donate a quilt should contact Vicky Didenhover. Quilts will be on display for peoples’ viewing pleasure, but there will also be a selection of quilts and other sewing related items for sale. Those with sewing related items that would like to have a table to sell items and/or would would like to display a quilt at the show contact Didenhover at (509) 485-3020.
TONASKET - The Tonasket food bank operates every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Sarge’s Burger Bunker, 101 Hwy. 97 N. For more information contact Jack Gavin at (509) 486-2480. OROVILLE - The Oroville food bank operates every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., excluding holidays, in the basement of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. For more information, call Jeff Austin at (509) 476-3978 or Sarah Umana at (509) 476-2386. Editor’s Note: Our Community Bulletin Board generally allows listing your event for up two weeks prior to the day it occurs. If space allows it may be included prior to the two week limit. However, our online calendar at www. gazette-tribune.com allows the event to be listed for much longer periods. You may place an event on the online calendar by going to our website and clicking on the “Add an Event” button on the homepage. Once your request is submitted, it can take up to 48 hours for the event to appear on the calendar. Online submissions don’t always go into the hardcopy edition, so it helps if they are also submitted to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or at Gazette-Tribune, P.O. Box 250, Oroville, WA. 98844. G.A.D.
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Public Notices 10:00 AM Auction: 11:00 AM 1973 EZLOADER BOAT TRAILER LIC # WA FF7906 1995 CHEV CAVCP LIC # WA 671SGJ 1999 PONTIAC GRAND AM LIC # WA 159VKU Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on July 4, 2013. #495433 AUCTION NOTICE THOMPSON BEES 1869 HWY 7 OROVILLE, WA 98844 509-476-3948 JULY 18, 2013 Viewing time: 10:00 AM Auction: 11:00 AM 1986 ISUZU PU LIC # WA B33562W Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on July 11, 2013. #495433 City of Tonasket Public Forum The City Council of the City of Tonasket will be holding a public forum on the changes made to the Land Use Designation Map for the Comprehensive Plan, as requested by the Tonasket City Council. The forum will be held during the regular Council meeting on Tuesday, July 23, 2013. This meeting begins at 7:00 pm. The location is the Tonasket City Council Room, 209 S. Whitcomb Ave, Tonasket, WA. For additional information please contact Alice Attwood, 509-486-2132. Anyone is invited to attend the meeting and those with special language, hearing or access needs should contact city hall, 509-486-2132, 24 hours prior to the meeting. Alice J. Attwood Clerk-Treasurer Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on July 11, 18, 2013. #495648 City of Tonasket Water Use Efficiency Goals Public Forum The City Council of the City of Tonasket will be holding a public forum to set goals for the Cityâ€™s water system. The forum will be held during the regular Council meeting on Tuesday, July 23, 2013. This meeting begins at 7:00 pm. The location is the Tonasket City Council Room, 209 S. Whitcomb Ave, Tonasket, WA. This meeting is also considered as an informational meeting for water system consumers. For additional information regarding the proposed goals please contact Alice Attwood, 509486-2132. Anyone is invited to attend the meeting and those with special language, hearing or access needs should contact city hall, 509486-2132, 24 hours prior to the meeting. Alice J. Attwood Clerk-Treasurer Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on July 11, 18, 2013. #495652 IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR OKANOGAN COUNTY In Re the Adoption of: G.T. S., a person under the age of eighteen. No. 13-5-00028-1 SUMMONS TO APPEAR FOR HEARING (AMENDED) TO: EDWARD W. ARBUCKLE A Petition for Termination of ParentiChild Relationship has been filed in the above-referenced cause of action, a copy of which is served upon you with this summons. You are hereby summoned to appear on the 5th day of August, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. and respond to the petition. If you fail to appear and respond, an Order of Termination will be entered. If you wish to seek the advice of an attorney in this matter, you should do so promptly. DATED this 21st day of June, 2013 CALLAWAY & DETRO PLLC /s/ Robert R. Colbert Robert R. Colbert; WSBA #45494 Attorney for Petitioners Keith R. Corine and Kimberle A. Cornie. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on July 4, 11, 18, 2013. #494012 NOTICE The Tonasket School District will be holding the Budget Hearing on Monday, July 29, at 7:00 p.m. in the district office board room. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on July 11, 18, 2013 #495025 Public Hearing Six Year Transportation Improvement Program City of Tonasket The Tonasket City Council will hold a public hearing during the regular Council meeting on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 in the City Hall, 209 S. Whitcomb Ave. Tonasket, WA. The
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Okanogan Valley Life
Border Patrol Explorer Post graduates fourteen Eighth graduating class stationed at Oroville Submitted by Clayton Poynter
Gina and Tom McCoy at Myers Creek
OHA to host waterways program in Chesaw
AFOS - SPW/ORV
OROVILLE - Oroville Border Patrol Explorer Post #0023 held its eighth annual Border Patrol Explorer Academy from June 23-28 and graduated 18 scouts. The six day academy, held at Lost Lake in the Okanogan National Forest, is a condensed version of the Border Patrol Academy course. Explorer cadets participated in classroom instruction combined with “hands on” experience in arrest techniques, defensive tactics, survival swimming, First Aid/CPR and physical training. In addition, cadets learned basic immigration and criminal law, crime scene investigation and vehicle stop techniques. Graduation was held June 28, 2013 at the Oroville Border Patrol Station. Fourteen cadets earned the title of Border Patrol Explorer, 11 from the Oroville Border Patrol Explorer Post and three from the Marion County Oregon Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post. Marion County Cadet Bailey Moeller was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award during the graduation ceremony. Upon receiving her award Miss Moeller said, “The Academy pushed me beyond my limits and back. I feel prepared for anything.” The 2013 Explorer Academy graduates are: Jaxon Blackler, Ryan Marcolin, David Breeden, Bailey Moeller, David Curtis, Narya Naillon, Jaden Deckard, Blake Rise, Lena Fuchs, Bonnie Roley, Ben Hickman, William Shearer, Nathan Hugus and Pie Todd, Law Enforcement Exploring is a program for young men and women ages 14-21 that provides training on the purpose, mission and objectives of law enforcement. Exploring provides leadership opportunities for youth, and performs service in the community. For more information on Border Patrol Explorers, contact John Tafolla at (509) 476-3622. July 11, 2013 • OKANOGAN VALLEY GAZETTE-TRIBUNE
Watershed Functioning, Plant Ecology and Stream Processes Submitted by Julie Ashmore OHA Conservation Coordinator
U.S. Border Patrol photos
CHESAW - Okanogan Highlands Alliance introduces a unique opportunity to learn about our highland waterways with two highly qualified stream experts. On Saturday, July 20 at 10:00 a.m., everyone is welcome to attend an indoor presentation at the Chesaw Community Center about our local streams. Directly afterward, a field trip will be offered (preregistration required), providing on the ground examples of the concepts discussed during the presentation. Gina McCoy, Stream Morphologist, will discuss how watershed functioning leads to characteristic patterns of streamflow and sediment delivery, creating the watershed ësignatureí. She will also explain how the resulting interactions among energy, water, sediment and structural elements in streams create the morphology we can see. Tom McCoy, Plant Ecologist, will discuss how disturbance ecology shapes the upland and riparian plant communities, contributing significantly to the characteristic watershed ‘signature’ and fluvial processes. Gina describes the connections between the big picture and the close-up view: “Dialing down from the landscape to the site scale, watershed functioning is driven by interactions between nonliving and living elements,” she says. “Stream processes are driven by watershed functioning and stream channels respond dynamically to both local influences and the integration of processes occurring across the watershed.”
Tom adds his perspective on the role of plant life: “Riparian vegetation is a highly diagnostic attribute of the landscape,” he says. “It can often be read like a book that describes the infinitely variable interaction between soil, climate, vegetation, channel characteristics, and past and present disturbance and land use patterns.” Walking streamside, the event leaders will provide an opportunity to observe up-close and in-person the components of stream processes that affect channel degradation and recovery, channel incision and widening, and equilibrium within the stream. Channel stability will also be discussed, in terms of both energy dissipation within the stream and plant life near the stream. Myers Creek will be observed in the reach south of the Canadian border, and factors will be discussed that have contributed to its current state onsite, as well as what can be done to promote restoration. Tom McCoy is Manager of the Methow Wildlife Area, and Gina McCoy is a Habitat Engineer with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Priority registration for the field trip is offered to OHA members, and remaining space will be available on a first come, first serve basis to the public. Those who plan to attend the field trip will get the most out of the experience if they also attend the indoor presentation.†Both are offered free of charge to the community, and donations are welcome. Field trip details will be provided upon registration. Okanogan Highlands Alliance is a nonprofit that works to educate the public on watershed issues. Please visit okanoganhighlands.org/education/hw for more specific information or contact julie@ okanoganhighlands.org.
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Steve Quick - Superintendent of Schools Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on July 11, 18, 2013. #496305
this Notice to you as provided in RCW 11.40.020(3), or Four (4) months after the date of first publication of this Notice. If the Creditor’s Claim is not presented within the foregoing time period, the claim will be forever barred except as provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective for claims against both the Decedent’s probate and non-probate assets. Date of First Publication of this Notice: July 4, 2013 Signed: TONI L. ORAVEZ, Personal Representative Address for Mailing of Service: C / O Joshua F. Grant, P.S. Attorney at Law P.O. Box 619 Wilbur, WA 99185 Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on July 4, 11, 18, 2013. #492667
IS flkla MARY JEAN COVEY; and ALSO ALL OTHER PERSONS OR PARTIES UNKNOWN CLAIMING ANY RIGHT, TITLE, ESTATE, LIEN, OR INTEREST IN THE REAL ESTATE DESCRIBED IN THE COMPLAINT HEREIN; Defendants. NO. 132003360 CIVIL SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION THE STATE OF WASHINGTON TO THE FOLLOWING PERSONS AND PARTIES: 1. PONTIAC RIDGE SPORTSMEN, a JoInt Venture 2. ANY UNKNOWN HEIRS of the members of Pontiac Ridge Sportsmen, a Joint Venture; 3. DALE E.COVEY; 4. MARY JEAN LEWIS f/k/a MARY JEAN COVEY; and 5. ALSO ALL OTHER PERSONS OR PARTIES UNKNOWN CLAIMING ANY RIGHT, TITLE, ESTATE, LIEN, OR INTEREST IN THE REAL ESTATE DESCRIBED IN THE COMPLAINT HEREIN. YOU AND EACH OF YOU are hereby summoned to appear within sixty calendar days after the date of first publication of this “Civil Summons by Publication”, to wit, within sixty days after the 27th day ofJune, 2013, and defend the above-entitled action in the above-entitled Court by (1) filing your “Answer” to the Plaintiffs “Com-
plaint for Quiet Title” with the County Clerk of Okanogan County and (2). serving a copy of your Answer upon the Plaintiffs undersigned attorneys at their office location provided below. If you fail to properly file and serve your Answer by the above deadline,ajudgment will be rendered against you according to the demand of Plaintiffs Complaint, which has been filed with the clerk of the above-entitled court. The “Complaint for Quiet Title” in the above-entitled action seeks to quiet title in favor the above Plaintiff, GUY T. DREW, with respect to the following real property: Legal Description: The Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 13, Township 39 North, Range 30 East, W.M. Situate in the County of Okanogan, State of Washington. Current Assessor’s. Parcel Number: 3930134002 Additionally, the Complaint seeks to recognize the satisfaction and fulfillment of (1) the Real Estate Contract between Defendant PONTIAC RIDGE SPORTSMEN, A JOINT VENTURE and Defendants DALE E. COVEY and MARY JEAN LEWIS (f/k/a MARY JEAN COVEY), recorded on or around June 27, 1978. under Okanogan County Auditor’s File No. 646427, and (2) the Real Estate Contract between Defendants DALE E. COVEY and MARY JEAN LEWIS
(f/k/a MARY JEAN COVEY) and Plaintiff, recorded on or around December 24, 1980 under Okanogan County Auditor’s FileNo. 674503. If you wish to seek the advice of an attorney in this matter,you should do so promptly to avoid any impairment of your legal rights. This “Civil Summons by Publication” is issued pursuant to CR 4 and RCW 4.28.110. LARSONBERG &PERKlNS PLLC Attorneys for Plaintiffs /s/ Jon W. Scott Jon W. Scott (WSBA#45290) for: Paul M. Larson (WSBA#06010) File your written Answer with: Okanogan County Clerk’s Office 149 N.3rd Ave. P.O. Box 72 Okanogan,WA98840 Phone: (509) 422-7275 Serve a copy of your Answer upon: Paul M. Larson Larson Berg & Perkins;PLLC 105 North Third Street Yakima, WA.98901 Phone: (509)457-1515 Published in the Oakanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on June 27, July 4, 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8, 2013 #491451
regular meeting commences at 7:00 pm. The purpose of the hearing is to review and possibly adopt the Six Year Transportation Improvement Program for the years 2014 - 2019. Interested persons are invited to attend. Persons with special language, hearing or access needs should contact City Hall at 509-486-2132, 24 hours prior to the hearing. Alice J. Attwood City Clerk-Treasurer Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on July 11, 18, 2013. #495654 SCHOOL DISTRICT BUDGET HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Board of Directors of Oroville School District No. 410 will hold a public hearing on July 29, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. to adopt the 20132014 school year budgets. The hearing will be held in the boardroom at 816 Juniper Street. The public is invited to attend, and comments will be heard for or against any part of the budget.
SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR LINCOLN COUNTY Estate of STANLEY H. SPEILER., Deceased. NO. 13-4 00036-7 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS (RCW 11.40.030) PLEASE TAKE NOTICE The above Court has appointed me Personal Representative of Decedent’s estate. Any person having a claim against Decedent must present the claim: Before the time when the claim would be barred by any applicable statute of limitations, and In the manner provided in RCW 11.40.070: By filing with the foregoing Court the original of the signed Creditor’s Claim, and By serving upon or mailing by first class mail to us at the address provided below a copy of the signed Creditor’s Claim. The Creditor’s Claim must be presented by the later to occur of: Thirty (30) days after we served or mailed
SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR OKANOGAN COUNTY GUY T. DREW, an individual, Plaintiff, vs. PONTIAC RIDGE SPORTSMEN, a Joint Venture; ANY UNKNOWN HEIRS of the members of Pontiac Ridge Sportsmen,a·Joint Venture; DALE E.COVEY; MARY JEAN LEW-
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COPS & COURTS Compiled by Zachery Van Brunt
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Weyline E. Waleczak, 46, Tonasket, pleaded guilty July 2 to criminal trespassing, second-degree DWLS and third-degree attempted theft. Waleczak was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 214 days suspended for the first count, 90 days in jail for the second, and 364 days in jail with 214 suspended for the third. He also had a count of third-degree malicious mischief dismissed, and ordered to pay $1,110.50 in fines. LeAysha Lamariah Louis, 19, Omak, pleaded guilty July 2 to two counts of theft of a motor vehicle, three counts of seconddegree vehicle prowling, first-degree trafficking stolen property and third-degree theft. The crimes occurred April 8 and 15. Louis was sentenced to 90 days in jail each for three counts, and 364 days in jail with 274 days suspended for each of the remaining counts. The court also ordered $500 in fines to be paid. Malcolm David Carson, 33, Omak, pleaded guilty July 2 to thirddegree assault and third-degree theft. The crimes occurred May 14. Carson was sentenced to 14 months in prison for the first count and 364 days in jail with 274 days suspended for the second. He was also ordered to pay $1,110.50 in fines. The court found probable cause to charge Robert Esteve Salazar, 19, Tonasket, with three counts of second-degree rape of a child. The court found probable cause to charge Angelina Marie Jones, 26, Okanogan, with theft of a firearm, possession of a stolen firearm and carrying a concealed weapon. The court found probable cause to charge Patrick Lee Day, 43, Okanogan, with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine). The court found probable cause to charge Nathaniel Marcus Hamilton, 26, Seattle, with seconddegree assault (DV). The crime allegedly occurred in Omak on June 25. The court found probable cause to charge Geoffrey Christopher Mazalin, 40, with possession of a controlled substance (marijuana) with intent to deliver, and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. The crimes allegedly occurred June 26 in Oroville. The court found probable cause to charge Marcelino Corrales, no middle name listed, 47, Omak, with 14 counts of delivery of a controlled substance (cocaine) within 1,000 feet of a school zone, 17 counts of delivery of a controlled substance (cocaine), identity theft, money laundering and possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) with intent to deliver. The court found probable cause to charge Alberto Montejano-Rangel, 32, Okanogan, with delivery of a controlled substance (cocaine), and three counts of delivery of a controlled substance (methamphetamine). The court found probable cause to charge Rodrigo Taizan-Rodriguez, 26, Bridgeport, with two counts of delivery of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), delivery of a controlled substance (cocaine), two counts of violations committed in or on certain public places or facilities, and possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) with intent to deliver. The court found probable cause to charge Annie Louise Scroggins, 41, Okanogan, with seven counts of distribution of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), and second-degree trafficking of stolen property.
911 Calls and Jail Bookings Monday, July 1, 2013 Burglary on Sand Dust Rd. in Omak. Harassment on Havillah Rd. near Tonasket. Missing property on Blackler Rd. near Oroville. Paddleboat reported missing. DWLS on Crumbacher Rd. near Tonasket. Illegal fireworks on Westlake Rd.
School Safety Officer still on call By Chief R. Clay Warnstaff Oroville Police Department
Greetings. As I stated at a council meeting several weeks back, I have received more and more requests from the school district to provide more of a law enforcement presence at the school if no more than making contact within the schools to build relationships with students and faculty alike. During an FBI conference I came up with the idea of basing an officer from within the school as kind of an “Asset Sharing Program” (Ms. Harvey’s words). I met with Mr. Quick, the school Superintendent, along with Mayor Chuck Spieth to include the Police Committee members Mr. Tony Koepke and Mr. John Neal. Everyone agreed that the program would be beneficial
near Oroville. Automobile theft on South Old Riverside Hwy. in Omak. Fraud on North Elm Hwy. in Omak. Theft on Engh Rd. in Omak. Assault on Riverside Drive in Omak. Illegal fireworks on Golden Hwy. in Oroville. DWLS at Main Hwy. and 16th Ave. in Oroville. Jorge Antonio Portillo, 31, booked for felony harassment and a Border Patrol hold. Bruce Leroy Wisner Jr., 49, booked on a Department of Corrections detainer. William Roy Snook, 67, booked for felony harassment (threats to kill) (DV). Tuesday, July 2, 2013 Found property on South First Hwy. in Okanogan. Handgun magazine reported found. One-vehicle wreck on Blue Lake Rd. near Oroville. No injuries reported. Weapons offense at Ironwood Hwy. and Apple Way in Oroville. DWLS on South Western Ave. in Tonasket. Malicious mischief on West Fourth Ave. in Omak. Vehicle reported keyed. Assault on West Central Ave. in Omak. Child abuse on Hwy. 97 in Oroville. Child left in vehicle. Theft on South Tonasket Ave. in Tonasket. Salvador Garcia-Sanchez, 26, booked for third-degree DWLS and a Border Patrol hold. Raymond James Tannehill, 22, booked for second-degree assault, second-degree malicious mischief (DV), and interfering with a report (DV). Ceclia Betty Barton, 57, booked on an OCSO FTA warrant for reckless driving and two Tonasket Police Department FTA warrants: obstruction and resisting arrest. Alfonso Cardenas, no middle name listed, 55, booked for violation of protection order (DV). Robert Esteve Salazar, 19, booked for three counts of seconddegree rape of a child. Ethan Correll Green, 23, booked on two OCSO FTC warrants: DUI and third-degree DWLS. Gerardo Guzman-Gutierrez, 33, booked for alien in possession of a firearm and a USBP hold. Wednesday, July 3, 2013 Theft on Westlake Rd. near Oroville. Inboard motor boat reported missing, and later found on the eastern shore of Lake Osoyoos. No-contact order violation on Jasmine Hwy. in Omak. Theft on Bonaparte Lake Rd. near Tonasket. Cooler reported missing. Theft on Riverside Cutoff Rd. near Riverside. Warrant arrest on Main Hwy. in Oroville. DWLS at Dogwood Hwy. and Central Ave. in Oroville. Theft on South Whitcomb Ave. in Tonasket. Suitcase reported missing. Automobile theft on West Third Ave. in Omak. Burglary on Main Hwy. in Oroville. Theft on West Jonathan in Tonasket. Two-vehicle wreck on South Whitcomb Ave. in Tonasket. No injuries reported. David Wayne Zacherle, 48, booked for fourth-degree assault (DV). Ryan Matthew Heim, 27, booked for DUI. David Allen Stewart, 59, booked for first-degree criminal trespassing and possession of a legend drug without a prescription. Alan Forbes Price, 40, booked on an Oroville Police Department FTA warrant for third-degree DWLS. Miguel Angel Pedraza Preciado, 31, booked on a Border Patrol hold. Juan Carlos Acevedo-Mendoza, 27, booked on a Border Patrol hold. Robert Jay Mercer, 56, committed by the Okanogan County Superior Court for felony possession of a controlled substance and use of drug paraphernalia. Thursday, July 4, 2013 Weapons offense on Engh Rd. in Omak. Alcohol offense on Chesaw Rd. in Chesaw. Tavern allegedly serving liquor after 2 a.m. DUI on Engh Rd. in Omak. Possible house fire on Clarkson Mill Rd. near Tonasket. Theft on Omache Drive in Omak. Assault on South Ash Hwy. in Omak.
FROM THE CHIEF’S DESK to the community as a whole and costs would be negligible. I was given the green light from the City Council and am glad to report that the School Safety Officer project is moving ahead as planned. I would like to clarify the purpose of the School Safety Officer, and that would be to respond to calls as usual from an office
Illegal fireworks on Appleway Hwy. near Oroville. Warrant arrest on Main Hwy. in Oroville. Public intoxication at South Antwine Ave. and East Seventh in Tonasket. Xavier Lewis Smith, 22, booked on three FTA warrants: seconddegree burglary, residential burglary, and second-degree theft. Miguel Franco-Escobar, 30, booked on a Border Patrol hold. Enrique Garcia-Huerta, 35, booked on a Border Patrol hold. Shawn Robert Clark, 30, booked for DUI. Nichole Alice Boyce, 18, booked for fourth-degree assault (DV) and thirddegree malicious mischief (DV). Friday, July 5, 2013 Underage drinking on Eastside Rd. near Oroville. Assault on Okoma Drive in Omak. One-vehicle wreck on Conconully Rd. in Okanogan. No injuries reported. Assault on Jasmine Hwy. in Omak. Assault on Oak Hwy. in Omak. Theft on Engh Rd. in Omak. Threats on South Birch Hwy. in Omak. Dustin David Blackburn, 35, booked for failure to register as a sex offender and a Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office FTA warrant for third-degree malicious mischief (DV). Joseph Kevin LaCourse, 38, booked for violation of a no-contact order and fourth-degree assault (DV). Adam Charles Luntsford, 39, booked for fourth-degree assault (DV), felony violation of protection order, and third-degree malicious mischief (DV). Charles Marques Johnson, 38, booked on a Department of Corrections warrant. Saturday, July 6, 2013 Weapons offense on West Third Ave. in Omak. DWLS on Omak Ave. in Omak. One-vehicle wreck on Blue Lake Rd. near Oroville. Injuries reported. Wallet found on Sawtells Rd. near Oroville. Malicious mischief on North Second Ave. in Okanogan. Illegal fireworks on Hwy. 20 near Tonasket. Assault on North Juniper Hwy. in Omak. DWLS on West Central Ave. in Omak. Theft on Engh Rd. in Omak. Alcohol offense at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Oroville. Illegal fireworks at Deep Bay Park in Oroville. Public indecency on East Hwy. 20 in Tonasket. Theft at North Whitcomb Ave. and Havillah Rd. in Tonasket. House keys and vehicle keys reported missing. Robert Joe Storm, 32, booked for third-degree DWLS and a Department of Corrections warrant. Sunday, July 7, 2013 DUI on South Second Ave. in Okanogan. DUI on Golden Rd. near Oroville. Malicious mischief on Homestead Trailer Court Rd. in Tonasket. Hit-and-run wreck at South Third Ave. and Rose Hwy. in Okanogan. Motorcycle wreck on Robinson Canyon Rd. near Omak. Injuries reported. Illegal fireworks on Cayuse Mountain Rd. near Tonasket. Assault on South Second Ave. in Okanogan. Malicious mischief on South Ash Hwy. in Omak. Malicious mischief on Riverside Drive in Omak. DUI on Golden Rd. in Oroville. Theft on Kay Hwy. in Oroville. License plates reported missing. Theft on Fourth Ave. in Oroville. License plates reported missing. Jerry Ray Mears Jr., 25, booked for second-degree assault. Donovan Rae Nysti, 20, booked on a Department of Corrections warrant. Garrett Marlatt, no middle name listed, 22, booked for DUI and third-degree DWLS. Julio Madrigal, no middle name listed, 44, booked for DUI and on a Border Patrol hold. Jesus Guzman-Larios, 30, booked for third-degree assault. Thomas Lynn Brand, 70, booked for residential burglary and thirddegree malicious mischief.
from within the school, and to assist students and staff on law enforcement related issues as well as being a positive influence to the learning atmosphere. I have been advised by school staff that they will be able to provide a computer for the officer to conduct routine case work and investigations. As it looks now, the Oroville Police Department should be ready to operate out of the old athletic director’s office by the third week in July. That does it for this week, thanks, and have a great week!
Susan Marie Whiteaker
Susan Marie Whiteaker
Susan Marie Whiteaker, 66, of Spokane died Monday July 1,
2013 at her home. She was born January 5, 1947 in River Falls, Wisconsin to her parents Daniel and Clara Mae DeMulling. After Sue’s first year of college, she met Jim Whiteaker on New Years Eve 1966. Three months later on March 18, 1967 they were married. Sue loved bingo, The Price is Right, The Mariners and Seahawks, traveling and her grandchildren. She was proceeded in death by her Mother, Clara Mae DeMulling. She is survived by her husband Jim; father Daniel F DeMulling, sister Patti Rottinghaus, brother Dan DeMulling and sister-inlaw Sandi Demulling, son Jim and daughter-in-law Christie, daughter Debi and son-in-law Martin Rosales. Grandchildren:
Jessica Rosales, Victoria Rosales, Samantha Rosales, Jason Whiteaker, Martin Rosales II, Katie Whiteaker, Armond Rosales and Alyx Whiteaker. Memorial service will be held Saturday July 20th at 11 a.m. at Jim and Sue’s home in Spokane.
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Oroville Community Bible Fellowship Sunday Service, 10:00 a.m. 923 Main St. • email@example.com Mark Fast, Pastor www.BrotherOfTheSon.com
Faith Lutheran Church
11th & Ironwood, Oroville • 476-2426 Sunday Worship 9:00 a.m. “O taste and see that the Lord is good!” Pastor Dan Kunkel • Deacon Dave Wildermuth
Immaculate Conception Parish
1715 Main Street Oroville 8:30 a.m. English Mass 1st Sunday of the Month Other Sundays at 10:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m. Spanish Mass every other Sun. Rev. David Kuttner • 476-2110
PC of G Bible Faith Family Church
476-3063 • 1012 Fir Street, Oroville SUNDAY: 7 am Men’s Meeting • 9:45 Sunday School 10:45 Worship Service • Children’s Church (3-8 yrs) WEDNESDAY: 7 p.m. Pastor Claude Roberts Come Worship with Project 3:16
Oroville United Methodist
908 Fir, Oroville • 476-2681 Sunday Worship: 9 a.m. Rev. Leon Alden
Valley Christian Fellowship
Pastor Randy McAllister 142 East Oroville Rd. • 476-2028 • Sunday School (Adult & Teens) 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship 11 a.m.• Sun. Evening Worship 6 p.m. Sunday School & Children’s Church K-6 9:45 to 1:00 p.m. Open to Community! Located at Kid City 142 East Oroville • Wednesday Evening Worship 7 p.m.
602 Central Ave., Oroville Sunday School & Services 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist: 1st, 3rd, & 5th • Morning Prayer: 2nd & 4th Healing Service: 1st Sunday The Reverend Marilyn Wilder 476-3629 Warden • 476-2022
Church of Christ
Ironwood & 12th, Oroville • 476-3926 Sunday School 10 a.m. • Sunday Worship 11 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study: 7 p.m.
10th & Main, Oroville - 509-476-2552 Bible Study: Sat. 9:30 a.m. • Worship: Sat. 11 a.m. Skip Johnson • 509-826-0266
Oroville Free Methodist
1516 Fir Street • Pastor Rod Brown • 476.2311 Sun. School 9:15 am • Worship Service 10:15am Youth Activity Center • 607 Central Ave. Monday 7:00 pm • After School M-W-F 3-5pm ofﬁce@orovillefmc.org
Loomis Community Church Main Street in Loomis 9:45 a.m. Sunday School 11 a.m. Worship Service Interim Visiting Pastors Information: 509-223-3542
Chesaw Community Bible Church
Nondenominational • Everyone Welcome Every Sunday 10:30 a.m. to Noon Pastor Duane Scheidemantle • 485-3826
MOLSON Community Christian Fellowship
Molson Grange, Molson Sunday 10 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
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God--not by works, so that no one can boast.” -Eph. 2:8-9
“To every generation.” Celebrating 100 years 1905-2005
Crossroads Meeting Place Tonasket Foursquare Church
415-A S. Whitcomb Ave. • Pastor George Conkle Sunday: 10 a.m. (509) 486-2000 • cell: (509) 429-1663
Tonasket Community UCC
24 E. 4th, Tonasket • 486-2181
“A biblically based, thoughtful group of Christian People”
Sunday Worship at 11 a.m. Call for program/activity information Leon L. Alden, Pastor
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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July 11, 2013 edition of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune