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Washington, he said, in effect gets penalized because it has historically been efficient in its use of federal dollars. “Other areas of the country are not as TONASKET - Taking advantage of his first extended break since last fall’s elec- efficient with federal dollars,” he said. tion, U.S. Rep. Richard “Doc” Hastings “Yet the costs are the same. One could (R-Pasco) recently stopped in Tonasket make the observation that the state of as part of his tour of Washington’s 4th Washington is being penalized for being District, which covers the central part more efficient with federal dollars (in of the state from the Oregon to Canada regards to reimbursement). “It’s not brand new; it just seems to borders. pop up now and again... The “It takes time to get through federal government should be the whole thing,” Hastings said like everyone else; they need to over fruit, coffee cake and water pay their bills on time.” at an outdoor table at Shannon’s Hastings said he fears that Cafe and Deli last week. “This with the implementation is my opportunity to touch base of the Affordable Care Act with people, which is what I’ve (Obamacare) such delays will done in the past.” only get worse. This is Hastings’ first U.S. Rep. Hastings “We never really get a good term “back” to representing Okanogan County, though he has held answer (about the remimbursement his seat since 1995. Re-districting in delays),” he said. “All I can say, and I don’t 2003 shifted the county out of the 4th mean to be negative, but it’s going to get District, but in 2010 another shuffle worse with Obamacare... I don’t like that returned the county to Hastings’ district. and I don’t like saying that. “Government will be even more in A lot of the issues, he said, were similar to the ones he heard about during control - not that they aren’t already his previous run as Okanogan County’s - it just adds that much more government control with the implementation congressional representative. Of a number of topics that were dis- of Obamacare. It’s going to slow things cussed, the issues involving Medicare down; it’s not going to speed up.” He did say that the Ways and Means and Medicaid reimbursements that have been a problem for North Valley Hospital Committee had been discussing chang(and other hospitals nationwide) in par- ing reimbursement rates but that it was only in the very early stages. ticular raised Hastings’ ire. “There’s always been a conflict on the reimbursement,” Hastings said. SEE HASTINGS | PG A3 BY BRENT BAKER


Tonasket considering sidewalks ordinance Council expresses mixed feelings toward potential mosquito control district BY BRENT BAKER BBAKER@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM

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The Tonasket FFA Alumni hosted its fourth annual barbecue and dessert auction fundraiser for the Tonasket FFA on Friday, Aug. 15. The dessert auction was a fundraiser to support the state champion Rituals team, which is slated to go to the FFA National Convention this fall in Louisville, Kentucky. Team members Jenna Valentine, Rade Pilkinton, Jordan Hughes, Madison Bayless, Janelle Catone, Rachel Silverthorn and Sammie Earley were all on hand to visit with the large group of community members that showed up to support them. FFA Alumni president Desirae Coe and auctioneer Jerry Asmussen coordinated the festivities while ag instructor Matt Deebach, who received a gift from his team, managed the barbeque. Deebach reported that about $3,200 was raised that will be applied toward the team’s trip to Louisville. Top, Jenna Valentine does her best to help out Jerry Asmussen’s auctioneering during Friday’s dessert auction with a demonstration of pie tastiness. Above, Tonasket FFA ag instructor Matt Deebach and Rade Pilkinton work the barbecue at Friday’s fundraiser.

TONASKET - The Tonasket City Council is considering an ordinance to regulate the use of sidewalks in the downtown commercial and industrial districts. The council was presented with a draft of the ordinance at its Tuesday, Aug. 13, meeting where the council discussed its merits but decided that involving local businesses in the discussion before moving on it would be wise. The ordinance is designed to prioritize the usage of the downtown sidewalks, keeping a minimum of five feet in width for the passage of pedestrians, including those with handicaps, and so as not to obstruct line of sight at corners for vehicles trying to make turns.

The original discussion had been prompted by complaints that some businesses’ outdoor displays were impeding pedestrians, particularly those with handicaps that required more space to navigate the sidewalks. The other issue involved the leaving of business wares out on sidewalks overnight. “I really like the verbiage pertaining to (leaving things out on the sidewalk) at night,” said council member Jean Ramsey. “It has to be ‘outsideable’ material.” “It’s much more restrictive than the what we have right now - no restrictions - but it does allow the use of the sidewalks during the day for retail businesses,” said Mayor Patrick Plumb. “ The council discussed informing area


Tonasket EMS expands EMT pool, training Adding volunteers, coordinating with other agencies were new director Greene’s big first year push BY BRENT BAKER BBAKER@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM

TONASKET - If this is what retirement looks like, it’s hard to imagine what Tonasket EMS Director Michael Greene’s fulltime career must have looked like. Greene, who moved to Tonasket with his wife Barbara to retire after health issues ended his 37-year full-time fire and EMS career, found himself taking the EMS director job last spring after former Tonasket Elementary School principal (and EMS director) Jeff Cravy moved to Whidbey Island.

Greene had been happy working as an EMT, but quickly started putting his experience to work. Over the past 14 months, Greene has managed double the size of the Tonasket EMT pool from nine to 18 through his training efforts, spurred greater coordination with other firstresponder agencies, upgraded the EMS district’s vehicle fleet, provided support for Republic as its EMS district has gone through transition; and somewhere in there managed to effect improvements to the EMS building. “It’s been a really busy 14 months,” Greene said. While Greene has provided direction, he says that credit for all that has happened through all of the changes goes to the nine experienced EMTs that bought in to his efforts. Wendy and Rob Burks, Glenna Brown, Kim Humphries, Leilani Kilpatrick, Julia Verbeck, Shannon Garoutte,

Yvonne Kennedy and Karen Kenyon, he said, were the mainstays that have made the transition successful. “I can’t emphasize enough what a great group off people we have here, from the EMTs to the advisory board,” Greene said. They’re just great, dedicated people. At the start, we got their input on their top priorities, their concerns, their solutions. The people on the front lines bring the best perspective.” The biggest immediate challenge, Greene said, was expanding the number of EMTs. With only nine available, and the need for three on call at a time, that meant 56 hours a week of volunteer duty, per person. “We were asking them to commit to 2,920 hours of volunteerin a year, “ Greene said. “If you volunteer at the Kiwanis you get to decide when you volunteer, you bring your own skills, and



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it doesn’t cost anything. If you volunteer with the ambulance, you have to start with 180 hours of training, the cost of which you pay for yourself, about $1000. Then, you don’t get to decide when you volunteer. You’re on call. That’s nights, weekends and holidays. “Our biggest realization was needed to get people. The biggest obstacle was the time commitment and the cost of training. So we recruited within the community.” Greene renewed his license to teach EMT classes, while Kilpatrick and Kennedy went through the steps to become state instructors. That meant staffing enough for three classes a week in Tonasket as well as three more in Republic, which had been in dire straits because of an even worse shortage of EMTs. “I was so impressed with how committed our people were to

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helping,” Greene said. “It would have been impossible to do that class without all of the current EMTs participating. Many of them sat through the entire class. So they’re there helping during the practicals, they were there on weekends, they came up to Republic to help. I was overwhelmed with the kind of commitment that they had to being able to do it.” Greene, who noted that in many arenas the more experienced employees are threatened by the presence of newer workers, said his volunteers showed no such fears. He said he asked Wendy Burks why that wasn’t the case. “She told me, ‘This is our community. We want to train these people to help them take care of our friends and neighbors. Of course we want to help.’ “So that was pretty cool. They did all that, in addition to their

volunteer hours, and they just gave a million percent.” In all, 11 new EMTs finished out the course and nine of those have stuck with it since. “Instead of calling people up and pleading with them to cover shifts, we have more people than shifts, which is great,” Greene said. Probably the other area where Greene’s handiwork has been most evident has been in his efforts to train with other agencies in a coordinated fashion so as to be prepared in the event of a major incident. A real-life incident last year where a number of orchard workers were exposed to insecticide highlighted that need. “A critique at the hospital afterward showed there was not a level of coordination between all the agencies,” Greene said. “So


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Okanogan Valley Life ROLL IN THE BARRELS Tree Board cares about community trees The Gazette-Tribune

Above, the beer business is good; good enough that Bart Traubeck, owner of Alpine Brewery in Oroville, found he needed to expand his beermaking capacity. Traubeck ordered four custom made 2000-gallon stainless steel barrels. The new barrels, when taken in conjunction with a couple of his old barrels, means the brewery, located at 821 Fourth St., has the capacity of making over 8000 gallons of beer every four weeks. Alpine is available on tap, in half-gallon growlers and in kegs, both locally and at establishments on both sides of the Cascade Range. Helping to move the last of the four barrels are (left to right) Wade Wills, Jerry King, Traubeck, Tim Vallo and John Smith. Left, Jerry King, who was in charge of navigating the big barrels, unbuckles the chain hoist that was used to lift the barrel upright after having been carefully moved into its new home with pallet jacks on each end, just barely squeezing through two of the three doors. The barrel was then placed on one pallet and moved into position next to the three other new barrels. Gary DeVon/staff photos

OROVILLE - Got a problem with a tree that is, or may be, in City Right-of-Way? Who you gonna call? Well don’t call tree service or your friend with the chainsaw until you call Chris Branch at the Community Development Office, says the Oroville Tree Board. Branch works with this city appointed board to make recommendations to the Public Works Department and the city council on the maintenance, care, planting and removal of trees on city property. The Oroville Tree Board membership, appointed by the mayor and council, is the result of a recent “merger” of prior members and the Oroville Streetscape Committee. People may have noticed representatives of the group out a couple of weeks ago checking the health and needs of the downtown trees. The board has already designated their “official pruning crew” who

will do the light pruning work on downtown trees in the fall and spring. The “high” work will be dealt with by the Oroville City Crew and Okanogan County PUD where applicable. The city’s sidewalk ordinance is currently the place to look to understand the responsibilities of landowners in regard to sidewalks bordering their property, according to Branch, Oroville’s director of Community Development. The ordinance includes requirements for the maintenance and care of trees and shrubs. Chapter 12.08.010 sets forth, in part, that “All trees and shrubs planted in any planting strip or in planters in or on the sidewalk shall thereupon become the absolute property of the city but the care thereof shall remain the responsibility of the owner of the abutting property, except…” and the ordinance lists streets where the city is responsible for care and maintenance, most of which are in the downtown area where curbs, gutters and sidewalks

currently exist. The ordinance states that “pruning of such trees by anyone other than the city’s employees, agents or contractors, is prohibited. No person shall paint, injure or damage any tree belonging to the city and all care shall be according to generally accepted horticultural practices. The town reserves the right to designate what species of trees or shrubs may be planted and where such plantings may be made. The entire municipal code is available online at the city’s website address, www.oroville-wa. com; however, those with specific questions, concerns or complaints should Branch at (509) 560-3535. He will answer questions, present tree issues to the Tree Board, and reports to the city council on recommendations of the Tree Board. The Tree Board plans to meet the first Monday of each month at Oroville City Hall, 1308 Ironwood, except on holidays when the meeting will be the following Monday.

Firewise workshop Aug. 24 It’s hot, it’s dry, it’s fire season… be ready

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OROVILLE - Okanogan Conservation District is holding its next Firewise workshop in Oroville on Saturday, Aug. 24 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. The workshop will be at the Oroville Fire Station, 1300 Ironwood Street. The firewise workshop is provided in partnership with Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Okanogan County and Okanogan Fire District 1. From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., local fire managers will discuss ways to prepare one’s home and property for wildfire, and how to react when a wildfire is in the area. From 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., there will be an optional field trip to see firewise techniques being implemented on private property in the Wannacut Lake area. Light refreshments will be provided.

This Saturday, Aug. 24 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Oroville Fire Station, 1300 Ironwood Street. Optional Field Trip from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the Wannacut Lake Area.

The national Firewise Communities program is an interagency program designed to encourage local solutions for wildfire safety. The program offers simple ways community members can work together to prevent their properties from


becoming fuel for a wildfire. Residents can reduce the risk of their home’s ignition by simply modifying their homes and immediate surroundings. With adequate planning and cooperation among homeowners, public agencies, and community leaders, wildfires can occur without disastrous loss of life, property, and resources. In Okanogan County, the Firewise program is coordinated by the Okanogan Conservation District in cooperation with the DNR. For more information, visit The mission of the Okanogan Conservation District is to help cooperators achieve their conservation goals. The district provides voluntary, non-regulatory services to landowners and lessees in Okanogan County to address natural resource concerns.

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Two juvenile osprey were hanging in bailing twine from their nest (left) up on a platform placed by the PUD near the end of Spectacle Lake, along the Loomis-Oroville Highway. After several people made phone calls in an attempt to mount a rescue, Jeff Rhoades arrived with a PUD boom truck around 12:45 p.m. However, the truck’s bucket arm was not quite long enough. A curved knife was affixed to a long pole and that proved to be enough extra reach to cut the birds free. “One of the adult raptors was not really happy about this and it was shrieking and swooping towards the PUD guy. But he kept his cool and cut the birds down,” said Bonita Wright, who took these photos of the rescue. Officer Dan Christiansen, with the state Department of Fish & Wildlife had arrived during this time to aid in the rescue of the two birds. He and Kathy Tomlinson, who lives nearby, were on the ground waiting as the birds dropped, according to Wright. Below, the two young osprey after they were finally freed from the bailing twine, which adult osprey often find and use to line their nests.

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we started teaching Incident Management classes so that everyone had a common terminology, common tools. We trained together so when the real event comes we’re prepared. In my experience, when you train together you function so much better at an incident.” Greene said after working with the hospital on the Incident Command System, he moved on to the school, which also has embraced a new way of doing its drills by expanding beyond the old traditional fire drill. “We taught staff and teachers Incident Command,” he said. “Instead of a monthly boring fire drill, they have a monthly exercise involving, say a parent whose gassing meth, a bomb, a fire, an off-site bus incident in snowy weather, all the things that they internally need to be able to handle. “I’m really impressed with the way they embraced and participated in that training. I’m really looking forward to working with them this school year.” As for the EMS’s own infrastructure, the building has been re-painted, has gotten electrical upgrades, a new seal to the roof, and even had black mold removed from the interior. “Here we are concerned about health, and we have black mold in our building,” Greene said. “ Between repairs, trade-ins and purchases, the department now has a pair of 4-wheel drive ambu-

lances capable of traversing the difficult Okanogan terrain in any weather. “We don’t get the luxury of deciding there is too much snow out there,” Greene said. “We’ve got to get there year ‘round in all terrain. So now we have two 4-wheel drives and sold two other ambulances to be able to afford to buy and repair these.” Greene said he’s hoping to establish a scholarship fund to help prospective EMTs cover their training fees, which often is an obstacle for those wanting to start out. And he has plans to expand the training for his current volunteers. The current EMTs all have completed 180 hours of training to do basic life support, provide defibrillation, as well as epinephrine to treat allergy responses and other first life saving steps. Intermediate training requires another 100-plus hours and allows EMTs to provide an expanded number of medications, start IVs and to some airway procedures. Greene would also like to contract with a paramedic service to bring even more expertise into the community, as well as the opportunity for the Tonasket EMTs to enter into that program, which requires another 2,000 hours. Paramedics can give 38 types of medications, do more advanced airway procedures, monitor EKG and more, Greene said.

“You have to pre-qualify by being an EMT for several years,” Greene said. “Many of our EMTs are convinced they’re going on to become paramedics and I’m convinced they’ll be successful in doing so. I think that in the meantime, doing a partnership with a paramedic service could enable us o contract with some coverage and allow us to expand our service.” Greene added that they are hoping to expand some of their community outreach, especially in terms of educating citizens on such simple things as sign placement (to aid ambulance crews in finding their homes), “Vial of Life” programs that assist in informing EMTs of what medications patients may be taking, and fall prevention programs for seniors. When asked about the EMS levy, which expires next year, and whether or not he was concerned it would pass, he said part of that rested on the EMS district’s ability to communicate what it does. “I think some people think of us like the plumber, and how much it costs,” he said. “So they don’t want to think about us sometimes. I believe when people understand what they’re paying for, then it’s well-supported, and part of our job is to help people understand that. “I’m inspired by these volunteers and what they commit to their community. That’s been the reward; I’ve been happy to do it.”

HASTINGS | FROM A1 “Nothing has passed out of committee,” Hastings said. When asked about school funding, Hastings said he understood the frustration of local school boards, particularly when it came to a lack of flexibility in using the money they receive. “They have to have dollars for specific things and yet they have needs in other areas and can’t transfer the dollars,” he said. “I’m sympathetic to that. I’m a great proponent of local control of schools and dollars. When you have those sort of things you’ll have these deficiencies. I don’t know what the state’s answer was to all of that. (Some) areas probably aren’t as well-funded as they could be because they don’t have the flexibility to transfer those dollars.”

Right, WDF&W Officer Dan Christiansen holds one of the juvenile ospreys while Kathy Thomlinson cuts them free using a curved-bladed knife. “Officer Christensen had indicated that he had done this before and proceeded to hold one of the ospreys around the back and chest then pulled up behind the legs. He said that this position disengages the birds ability to use their talons... much safer,” said Wright who witnessed the rescue of the young birds. The twine bit into the flesh of one of the ospreys, but the other bird not seem to have any wounds. The birds were both stunned and could not fly when first released from their bindings. Lisa Lindsey of Okanogan Wildlife League (OWL), who does many animal rescues, was contacted but was out of town, according to Wright. She told the rescuers they should just leave the birds where they were for now and that their parents would probably take care of them. Wright said that she checked back later and the birds were no longer where they had been left. She praised the group effort, saying, “I felt very privileged to be part of a community that works together to help wildlife such as these beautiful seahawks.”

HYDRO, FORESTS, MINES Hastings chairs the House Committee on Natural Resources, and many of the issues he deals with first hand directl effect North Central Washington. Hastings said he was pleased that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission granted the PUD a 50-year license to generate hydroelectric power at Enloe Dam, which hasn’t happened since the 1950s. “(That) was good.,” Hastings said. “Going through that process there was some question whether they were going to get 50, 40 or 30 (years). We helped in that regard to the extent we could weigh in. “Now it’s the other permitting and the other things associated with the process. .. they still have some state issues with the BLM (Bureau of Land Management). They know and anticipated there will be appeals and legal issues as they go forward.” He also said he discussed the future of Kinross’s presence in the area with representatives from the company.



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designed to be for multiple purposes... the Forest Service shall set goals for timber harvest in national forests. There are exceptions but the general idea is that we should be harvesting timber. The reason why, the last 30 years, nationwide, timber harvests on federal lands have declined by 80 percent. What happens in line with that is the incidence of wildfires. There is a direct correlation between timber harvest going down, and wildfires going up. “What we say in our bill, and it passed out of committee, bipartisan, is that we call for more timber harvest and more control by local governments. It’s a pretty significant piece of legislation. We hope to have it on the floor in September... I think it will pass the House; it has to go to the Senate and we’ll see where it goes from there.”

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“They told me they were committed to expanding,” Hastings said. “The life of (Buckhorn) mine I think was seven years and that runs out soon. It’s there, but they are committed to going forward. “A group that supports gold mining is having a meeting in Curlew next week. I just wanted to be brought up to date since I won’t be in Curlew for that, though one of my staff will. Everything I heard when I represented this area in the 90s is about the same except they are now in active production, looking to expand. There are still the normal frustrations that go with the permitting.” He also talked about the Healthy Forest Reform Act (H.R. 1526), which recently passed out of committee by voice vote. “Our bill essentially says that national forests, which were

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businesses of the potential changes through notices in the water bill, but would discuss holding a meeting prior to passing the ordinance. “We should construct a workshop with the commercial and industrial property owners on the need for such regulation,” Plumb said. “Then, the content can be vetted with them.” The council determined that it would set a date and time for such a meeting their next regular council meeting.

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The Knights of Veritas, a group from Ellensburg, Wash. that teaches about knights, chivalry and the Middle Ages, were at the Oroville Public Library on Thursday, Aug. 8. The knights specialize in interactive educational demonstrations of medieval arms, armor, combat and knighthood. Their presentations offer “entertainment, excitement and enlightenment, providing a fun way to learn about history and generate interest in learning.” Dressing as knights and demonstrating the differences between stage battle and real battle were Director Eric Slyter (left) and Assistant Curtis Bender. The Stage Manager is Rebekka Van Der Does. The presentation was held in Madeline Wells Park behind the library and was part of the library’s Summer Reading Program, sponsored by the North Central Regional Library. Eric Slyter (below) demonstrates to Avree Howe, age 3, how mail protects a knight from blows from a sword.

CODE REVIEW/NOISE ORDINANCE The council also discussed getting its code review and revision efforts back on track, with Plumb citing the noise control ordinance as an Exhibit A of vague and somewhat abused code. “Right now,” Plumb said, “the code as it is written, one person can use it to harass another person.” When asked by council member Jill Vugteveen what he meant, Plumb said, “One person can make a complaint against another, to the point where the officer has no choice under the code as it is constructed right now to give them a ticket after they went through the warning process. It used to be three (complaints by different people) and that was too much... one is not enough. Maybe two would be the way to go.” Plumb cited a situation in his own neighborhood that seemed to have become personal, and wasn’t sure if proposed changes to the ordinance would change that ability to abuse it. “I don’t know if that will rectify the situation where the neighbor can call about a dog barking at three in the afternoon, and music at two in the afternoon,” he said. “Anything can be used to harass.” He asked the police committee (council members Scott Olson and Claire Jeffko) to review and discuss the matter with Police Chief Rob Burks before taking further action on the ordinance. The council also will discuss when to hold a special meeting to continue the code review process. TO SPRAY OR NOT TO SPRAY City Superintendent Hugh Jensen and Clerk Alice Attwood attended a meeting with a number of other cities to determine the viability of forming a mosqui-

Curtis Bender (above) helps Reese Noel, age 5, try on a helmet like a knight would have worn into battle

to control district. Attwood was away at a conference, but Jensen’s report sparked a debate amongst the council members over the wisdom of joining with other cities in that particular venture. “(The question is), is the city OK with us continuing to be part of the conversation?” Plums said. “If you don’t, then we would stop... Right now what it takes is the commissioners have to set up a junior taxing district, and the only time we can join without being abutting properties is now. (For the purpose of the district) the cities would be like little islands.” Plumb noted that at a previous meeting he had erred in discussing how the funds would be raised. “It would be a property tax, not a sales tax,” he said. “I was mistaken about that. It would go on the ballot and the people of Tonasket would have the opportunity to vote to tax themselves for mosquito control.” “I would like to know what type... of chemicals they would be using?” asked council member Jean Ramsey. “It’s a very personal issue in the city, of what people think they should or shouldn’t do,” Plumb said. “If they establish a mosquito control district, as a council we can voice what can be used in the city.” Olson and Ramsey in particular had issues with forming a new taxing district. “Like any other ballot time, if Omak, Oroville, Okanogan have the numbers voting for, here’s Tonasket voting against, we get swept under because they have the numbers and we don’t,” Ramsey said. “I’m very much against this,” Olson said at one point. “I just think the decisions are better made close to home.” While Olson said he preferred finding a way for the city to pay for its own mosquito control efforts, it was he who moved to continue the discussion with the other cities on whether or not forming a mosquito control district was a viable option. “I’m not moving to enter the group,” he said. “But to continue listening to what they have to say, knowing we have strong reservations.” Olson’s motion was approved 4-1, with Ramsey casting the dis-

senting vote.

POLICE CARS Police Chief Rob Burks reported on his efforts to find viable options for revitalizing his wellworn fleet of police cars, which have had an increasingly difficult time staying on the road between trips to the repair shop. The mayor had asked Burks to look into the costs involved in purchasing one or two used vehicles, though not as well-used as recent purchases that had cost the city little or nothing up front but led to annual repair costs that nearly matched what it would have cost to buy a less-used vehicle. Burks said that EMS director Michael Greene provided him with some good leads. “He was finding some pretty decent police cars on a government auction website,” Burks said. They had about 60-70,000 miles... for about $42-4500. They were really good looking vehicles, better than we have now. “Right now I’m leaning toward trying to come up with $10,000 for two decent $4000-$4500 cars or one very decent used car.” “The reason I had you do all this was to present council with some firm numbers,” Plumb said. “It sounds like we would be close... the state is actually pushing people to go and bid on stuff... When we’ve done it at the hospital a check is cut to that entity, with a maximum amount approved for purchase. I hope the council would consider that.” While there was some discussion of potential sources in the city’s budget for funding such a purchase, it was determined that further discussion would need to happen with Attwood in attendance. OTHER BUSINESS Other business included the appointment of Sue Edick to the Planning Commission (to replace Jeffko when she filled a vacant council seat a couple months ago); the renewal of the city’s agreement with the North Central Washington Nacrotics Task Force at an annual cost of $1,000; and the designation of Saturday, Sept. 14, as the city’s annual fall cleanup day. The Tonasket City Council next meets on Tuesday, Aug. 27.

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Feeling of recovery in the air

While Congress continues to do little or nothing to improve our lives, locally at least, there’s a feeling of recovery. Maybe it’s the bustling main streets of our north county towns. People seem to be out and about shopping, eating, doing business. Old businesses are improving their shops and others are willing to take a chance and starting up new ones. A good indicator of progress seems to be how much new construction, both residential and commercial takes place in your area. While it’s not 2007, according to Assessor Scott Furman, Oroville was able to bump the Methow into second place once again when it comes to new construction. Tonasket was a strong third. In Oroville, Reman and Reload invested $10 million in upgrades to their wood products plant and recently Gold Digger Apple put in a new high-tech cherry line. Obviously the new construction of vacation and other residential homes has improved – more people are taking a chance on our little towns. While money is still tight everyone needs Out of a place to live or play and our little bit of heaven My Mind is slowly being discovered and not just by Gary A. DeVon Canadians. I was out of town last weekend and attended a couple of functions in the Seattle area. At a birthday party I got into a long conversation with a young woman who said she had lived in Oroville for a while as a child and that her grandmother still lived here. She said she had good memories of Oroville and always wanted to come back and have an orchard. No sooner had I finished talking with her than I had a tap on my shoulder from another woman who asked, “Did I hear you talking about Tonasket?” I said I ran the Oroville-Tonasket newspaper. She said she and her husband had property above Tonasket and had built a home “off the grid” and that she loved it here. She wondered when they would be able to quit the big city and move here full time. I told you that as an example of how things have seemed to have changed. It used to be hard to describe where I was from. I had to ask a bunch of questions to try and help whomever I was talking to on the coast zero in on just where Oroville was. After saying Oroville was about four miles from the BC border, I’d ask things like, “Do you know where Osoyoos is?” Well, surprisingly not so long ago most people answered “no.” They didn’t know where Penticton was either. They might know Omak if you said, “oh you know, where the Suicide Race is, where they race the horses down the hill.” I’d get frustrated and finally say, “Do you know where the Grand Coulee Dam is?” and usually I’d get a “sort of” and explain the boundary for the county runs right through the dam. That really didn’t explain where Oroville was, but by then I’d get tired of trying. We might be from the largest (in area anyway) county in the state, but surprisingly a lot of people from the west side didn’t really know much about Okanogan County in the 1980s, at least in my unscientific polling. If they did it was because their parents brought them here to hunt and fish when they were kids. Guess what most people said when I finally got people to kind of know where I was from. They’d ask if Oroville was anywhere near Twisp or Winthrop. They’d invariably say their family or a friend’s family owned property up there. Perhaps that has something to do with the Methow usually having the most new construction each year. It’s not really a competition, but it’s good to see Oroville back on top and Tonasket right up there. I’m thinking it won’t be so hard to explain where I’m from to those Coasties in the future. If not, I’m going to start carrying a map ... or at least bookmark it on my iPhone.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR What’s our future, fish or famine?

Dear Editor, I appreciate Scott Olson taking the time to respond to my letter. He expresses a view shared by some residents and ratepayers around the county. We all want to make the best choices for those now living and the generations to come. The Enloe Dam power plant, if built, will alter the river at her most impressive natural feature, Similkameen Falls, replacing the nature rock along the north bank with a massive concrete wall down to river’s edge running up river to the dam. Surrounding the power house wall will be fence, cameras and lights. They will blast rock to build a holding pond feeding the turbine gates where we park today. The big salmon holes below Similkameen Falls become the outfall from the turbines. Silt, temperature, dissolved oxygen and fish kills all potential problems. Tough break for the fish and the local fishermen. The Similkameen River flows can only produce a finite amount of power, 45,000 megawattshours annually estimated by the PUD. Let’s say it all sold locally for a retail price of $.05/KWh or $50/MWh, (45,000 MWh/year X $50/MWh = $2.25 million annually. According to the PUD 2008 estimate, the annual cost of generating power at Enloe (interest on capital, insurance, operations, maintenance and administration),

will be $2.6 million, a net loss of $350,000 annually. Enloe Power won’t even pay its own operating expenses, and provides nothing to pay off the principle $64 million dollars we will need to borrow. In my opinion, this decision will lead to higher electric rates, bankruptcy and privatization of the public utility. The PUD must stop spending, and start listening to those they serve. Conservation through energy efficiency, insulation and windows, combined with lateral grid-tied green energy production from the sun and wind, is the employment and the future we need. Make every house a “power” house, and return the Similkameen to a “wild and scenic river” again! Joseph Enzensperger Oroville

Not voting for John Smith

being personally harmed by public schools and then he strongly implied that his positions on our issues were already established. When we could finally get a word in edgewise, he didn’t even attempt to address the concerns that we travelled all the way to Olympia to discuss. Instead, he simply stood there with an arrogant smile on his face until our meeting time ran out. I’ve been meeting with 7th District legislators on public education issues for nearly two decades. We have often disagreed, but I have never been summarily dismissed without any explanations until now. It is my belief that legislators who avoid honest, two-way communication with their constituents don’t deserve anyone’s vote, and Smith won’t get mine. Finally, Mr. Smith avoided

answering questions regarding an article that appeared in the July 14th edition of Spokane’s Spokesman-Review newspaper concerning controversial Wikipedia comments that appeared to have been made by him. The comments involved the church in which he was raised, a church that espouses racist beliefs. He stated that he couldn’t remember posting the comments but later that same day some of them were suspiciously removed. Coincidental? Voters need to question whether Smith has ever fully rejected the bigoted beliefs he was raised on. We don’t need that mindset “representing” us in Olympia. Dansel is a good choice, Smith an unacceptable one. Andy James Colville, Washington

Dear Editor, In the 7th Legislative District state senate race I will be voting for Brian Dansel. I had no trouble eliminating John Smith from any consideration for my vote. Here’s why: I, along with a group of area school directors and district superintendents, met with Smith during our associations’ statewide annual meeting with legislators. Virtually all of us were stunned by Smith’s arrogance and dismissive style. To begin with, he rudely monopolized our limited time with stories of

Hydropower plays important role in Pacific Northwest Those of us in Washington understand the many benefits that hydropower makes possible, especially clean, renewable energy. Generated mainly from several major hydroelectric dams, hydropower is a non-emitting source of energy that provides low-cost electricity and helps reduce carbon emissions. Hydropower is more efficient than any other form of electricity generation, and it offsets more carbon emissions than all other renewable energy sources combined. The annual hydropower output is equivalent to the energy produced from 200 million barrels of oil. It can Rep. Doc be pumped again and Hastings again to produce electricity, while recycling WA-4th Dist. the water so that it is not wasted. It’s the most abundant source of renewable energy in our country and produces 70 percent of power alone in Washington. However, it’s easy to forget just how important the federal and non-federal dams that produce our hydropower are to the Pacific Northwest. Without these dams, our energy bills would be higher, the Columbia Basin wouldn’t have thousands of acres of green fields and orchards that feed millions of people around the world—not to mention dirtier for the environment. It would also be



1938: I was unable to find the issues for the rest of 1938 so this section will not be available for the balance of 2013.


August 15-22 1963: Forty-two teachers and administrators will report on Saturday, Aug. 24, for the first Oroville teacher workshop of the 1963-64 school year. There will be a total of 12 new teachers on the staff when school starts on Monday, Aug. 26. The voters of the Oroville School District #405 will go to the polls on Tuesday, Sept. 10, to vote on a proposal for a special levy of approximately three mills, on a valuation of $14,100,000, for maintenance and operation of the Oroville Schools for 1963-64. The graduating class of 1953 held a reunion on the weekend of Aug. 3 and 4. The festivities began with a social hour and banquet at the Kozy Kitchen Kafe at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday. Jerry Forney acted as M.C. for the evening and dancing followed. Sunday, Aug. 4 was taken up with a picnic at Lake Osoyoos State Park where games were played as well as visiting. Twenty two class members and spouses as well as three former teachers, Mr. & Mrs. Ken Kirkwood, Mrs. Coulton and Mrs. Enouf attended Groceries for this Week: Coffee, 2# tin, $.45; Peanut Butter, 3# jar, $.98; Oysters, three 8 oz. tins, $.89; Watermelons, $.03.5 lb.; U&I Sugar, 25#, $2.59; Large eggs, $.39 doz.;

more costly for our wheat farmers to get their products to market because without the dams, an estimated 70,000 diesel trucks would be needed annually to transport the millions of tons of grain and wheat cargo that the barges currently transport on the Snake and Columbia Rivers. This would greatly increase gasoline consumption, traffic, and emissions. Regionally, Northwest dams produce over 70 percent of the power in Washington, 80 percent in Idaho, and about 60 percent of Oregon. These dams produce an average of 14,000 megawatts of hydro-electricity each year. This is equivalent to the power needed for 11 cities the size of Seattle every year. Hydropower helps make intermittent sources of energy like wind and solar possible, and dams help keep our electric transmission system reliable. In addition to being a sustainable and longlasting source of energy, hydropower also aids the economy. With the unpredictability in the price of fuels and rising electricity costs, the rate of hydroelectricity remains constant. Very little cost and hardly any fuel is needed to generate new hydroelectricity, saving families money on their electric and heating costs. However, as residents of the Pacific Northwest, we must not take the benefits of hydropower for granted. Very real threats to this important resource are numerous – ranging from lawsuits filed by environmental groups to try to force removal of our dams, to increasingly burdensome regulatory requirements that makes hydropower production more costly. Federal agencies and stake-

holders are currently considering changes to policies including the Columbia River Treaty and fish recovery plans that could have a significant impact on the way our dams are operated in the future. As Chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, I am monitoring these issues closely and will continue to fight for policies that preserve access to low-cost hydropower in the years to come. Hydropower is a valuable renewable resource that produces reliable electricity, clean air, and significant economic benefits for millions of families and businesses throughout the Pacific Northwest. I have long-advocated for expanding the use of hydropower and will continue to support efforts in Congress to promote the benefits of hydropower and ensure its official recognition as a renewable energy source by the federal government.


strip here, according Tonasket Councilperson Tom Fancher. “For its part, Tonasket must come up with 10 percent, or $2,120 matching funds,” Fancher explained. The money will be used to grade and gravel the airstrip, line it with reflectors and to provide tie-downs for the aircraft. Students for the German/American Partnership Program are preparing for their departure. Thirteen Oroville High School students, accompanied by their teachers, Marion and Jan Gadberry, will fly to Frankfort, West Germany, then travel to Uelzen where they will attend school for one month before returning to Oroville. The students taking part are: Kim Lyonais, Shana Allen, Mark Higby, Christine Harvey, Quill Hyde, Stacy Shupe, Jennifer Watson, Melissa Nelson, Heidi Roulet, Stephanie Turner, Scott Zosel, Chad Bailey and Scott Taylor. Several Japanese members of the Summertime Exchange Project and their host families met for a potluck picnic at the Ron Verbeck home last Saturday afternoon The students range in age from 11 to 21 and stay with host families all over Washington State. Before the group of nearly 100 students began their stay with north county host families, they were introduced to western life with a one week stay at the Bar 41 Guest Ranch in Wilbur. Bill Nicholson recently moved to Oroville along with his family. Well, Bill is talented and multi-faceted in fact. He is quite a soccer player and he only has one leg. Welcome to Oroville, Bill. After three years and many course changes, the merger between the city water system and the North End Water Users (NEWU) system seems to be flowing towards a conclusion.

five 48 oz. cans tomato juice, $1.00. Weather for the past week, by Marge Frazier: Aug. 7, 93 degrees maximum and 60 degrees minimum; Aug. 8, 98 and 55; Aug. 9, 94 and 53; Aug. 10, 84 and 66; Aug. 11, 98 and 55; Aug. 12 98 and 65 and Aug. 13, 88 and 62. The Oroville Schools will open Monday, Aug. 26, with an expected enrollment of 890 pupils from Kindergarten through grade 12. Mr. Roland Boarman and his custodial staff have completed all maintenance work which included primary refinishing floors and painting several rooms and hallways. Forty-nine new lockers will be installed in the senior high school. Several small fires were started on Copper Mountain and Pontiac Ridge by the electrical storm that visited this area during the past week. Fire fighters from Omak and Tonasket soon had it under control.


August 18-25, 1988: The l988-89 school year for students in the Tonasket School District begins on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 1988. The District expects an opening enrollment of about 1050 students with about 775 in kindergarten thru grade 8 and the high school, 275. There are 15 new staff members and the district will employ 110 people on a full or part-time basis. The State Department of Transportation-Aeronautics Division, has offered $21,210 in grant money for the air-

Hastings is Chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources. The committee has jurisdiction over most federal land use and water policies, including national forests, national parks and monuments, wilderness areas, national scenic areas, Indian reservations and BLM lands. Of importance to Central Washington and the Pacific Northwest, the Committee oversees the Bonneville Power Administration, Bureau of Reclamation irrigation projects (Columbia Basin Project and Yakima Project), endangered species recovery, federal hydropower projects, Payment-In-Lieu-Of-Taxes (PILT) payments and firefighting on federal lands.

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Okanogan Valley Life

Start of school approaching quickly So, it’s back to school, for a lot of the students. Some places will not begin until after Labor Day and some have been in session a week, already. The enrollment is down somewhat this year. Read the “Items from the Past” section and see how it differs from some years ago. Recently a 60th class reunion of former graduates was held, with 28 on hand to remember fun times of days gone by. I’m told Beverly (Robbins) Storm was responsible for putting together a small booklet of each of the students, giving an excerpt of their lives, through the years. What a nice idea! One of those booklets was sent to “Bennie” Prince which he immensely enjoyed. Ben is battling cancer. Barbara Forrester is into another session of chemo and she, also is one of the members of that class. The Forrester’s, Barbara and Dick are also having a 60th wedding anniversary. Congratulations. And it is now time to send congratulations to Peggy Jo (Osborne) and Bob Garrett, formerly of Loomis, now in Kennewick for the celebration of their 70 years together.

And John and Nita Myrick, Sidley Lake, Molson, have had 72 anniversaries. Gotta be somethin’ in that mountain air! There is something in the air all right, at least at Lost Lake, and one of our little great grandsons can vouch for that, in the form of a honey bee. I think you could have heard his screams clear down in the valley when a bee got in his rubber boot and found his chubby little leg quite tasty. Not only did the sting hurt, it was the surprise and a first experience of a sting. It is surprising how many folks forget to drink enough water during these hot days. More than one has ended up in the ER room only finding that their condition is caused from dehydration, especially the elderly. Fair time is coming, soon, Sept. 5 through 8. “Tradition Rides On,” is the theme, this being the 66th year. Don’t know if we’ll make it this time. Each year it seems they move the exhibits farther and farther apart, but we usually are able to find the funnel cake and other goodies, which we could do without very nicely.

Nice letter to the editor, Roy entered the room as his hearty laugh was McDougall! like no other, and it is so good that he So, the Garlic Festival is coming up, is still gonna be able to continue to add providing entertainment for a lot of folks. cheer to those around him. I believe it is Once while visiting in CA we still being questioned as to went to a festival and there whether a pacemaker will be were more things made using necessary. garlic than I ever dreamed While visiting Bill in there could be. They even the hospital I learned of had garlic ice cream. No! I the most sudden death of did not have any. Not even a Vickie Reese. Such devastaste. It just sounds way “too tating news for her family! gross” to me. I had noticed the closeness Can you imagine never developing between she and missing a meeting for almost her sister Peggy, helping to 64 years? Now that takes sorta fill the void left after dedication and that is why THIS & THAT Melissa’s death and now this Emert Verbeck was honored loss. I know it is said that Joyce Emry for recently, in Tonasket “nobody ever said life is fair” by the local Kiwanis Club. but this is just too much, or Those are weekly meetings and I might so it seems to me. add that if you happened to be out of A good lot of folks attended the town on your meeting night, you could fundraiser at the Molson Grange last attend another club and that counted for Saturday night. Linda of the former your attendance at home, but none the Linda’s Bakery made a Chinese dinner less is quite remarkable. and I’m told about 170 folks showed It is especially good to report that up and that will add another sum to the Bill Greene is out of the hospital and coffers. It is a big roof on that Grange spending some days at the home of his hall and is taking a “bunch of money” sister, Barbara Shaw, where she and to “get ‘er done.” But those folks are her sister, Nancy, are making sure he a determined lot and they’ll stick with follows instructions, or back he goes. the project to the finish. A donation Shannon, his daughter will be coming would probably be welcomed even you from Oregon to move him home and couldn’t attend the dinner. observe, to see that he doesn’t try to do One of our grandsons made their too much, too soon. I’ve always teased annual camp-out at Lost Lake, last week, Bill that you could always tell when he teaching his three little boys “the way it

Star Party attracted 300 to guest ranch last week


By Marianne Knight Hilltop Correspondent

Martin Andrew Orford was born June 21, 2013 at 9:36 a.m. at North Valley Hospital to Andy and Terri Orford of Tonasket. Martin weight in at 6 lbs., 10 oz., and was 19-3/4 inch long at birth. Martin joins sister Grace (age 4). Martin’s grandparents include Leslie Olson and Laurie Thorpe of Kettle Falls; Brian Henderson of Kettle Falls; Sandy Sprinkle of Conconully; and Rick and Rita Orford of Port Orchard.

Membership Drive Submitted by Daralyn Hollenbeck NCW BSM President

During WWI, military moms hung a blue star banner in the window to show that a member of the family was serving - one blue star for each member. The flag solicited the community’s support for the largely rural families. The Blue Star Mothers of America was organized in 1942, making blue star service flags, volunteering in VA hospitals, and sending care boxes to soldiers. Today, they volunteer in physical and emotional rehabilitation centers and raise funds for medical supplies, transportation, protective clothing and gear, all while offering support and gratitude to soldiers and their families. Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. is a nonpartisan, nonsectarian, nondiscriminatory and non-

BLUE STAR MOTHERS profit organization. • Who is eligible to become a Blue Star Mother? A Mother or Stepmother (since the child was of the age of 13) who has a son or daughter who is serving, or has been honorably discharged from the Armed Forces of the United States. Services included are the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, National Guard, Reserve Units, Naval Militia, and the Merchant Marines. We also welcome the Boarder Patrol. • Who is a Blue Star Dad or Associate? A Father or Step Father (since the child was of the age of 13) who has a son or daughter who is serving, or has been honorably discharged from the Armed Forces of the United States. An Associate is anyone who is a spouse, sister, brother, grandparent, aunt, uncle, cousin, or friend of someone who is serving, or has been honorably dis-

charged from the Armed Forces of the United States. Dads and Associates do not have voting rights but can participate fully in our service activities as an official representative. Our 2013-2014 Membership Drive is in full swing. For membership details contact Georgie Berry at Georgie_berry@hotmail. com or go online to and join Chapter WA3 there. In addition, we are collecting photo submissions for our 2013 HOMETOWN SOLDIER CALENDAR until the end of September. If you live in North Central Washington, we want to honor your Armed Forces child(ren) in our calendar. Please send a photo or two of your troop along with their name, rank, branch, base, job, and hometown. While you’re at it, send us their birth date and mailing address (addresses are secure) so they can participate in our soldier’s birthday gift program. You can contact us at or call Daralyn at 509-485-2906.

Many folks driving by the Eden Valley Guest Ranch between Aug. 6-11 wanted to knwo what was going on there. It was the Table Mountain Star Party. When neighbors were told that, they asked, “What?” Picture 300 geeks age 11 months to over 80 years with telescopes camping out and having a gigantic party. The site formerly used for 30 years in the U.S. Forest Service between Wenatchee and Ellensburg burned in a large fire in 2012. Also at Eden Valley were vendors for food, telescope items and equipment, art, clothing and more all related to stargazing. There were sessions for beginners on learning about how to use a telescope and what to expect all the way up to very advanced scientific productions. There was a huge Quonset tent with chairs, and one speaker used EdenValley’s high speed (Swiftstream) internet service to remotely control and move a huge telescope in the southwestern USA looking at stars and present real-time pictures on a screen with video equipment. There were many other sessions and also a swap meet. There was a student telescope building opportunity conducted by Darryl West. Participants purchased kits for $130 and teams of kids put the kits together to create telescopes that perform like a $900 unit. Eden Valley Guest Ranch purchased a kit and Travis Darrow (age almost 8) of Oroville, great grandson of Ginger Miller, built the unit. This telescope will be used for upcoming community introductions to stargazing at

Renew your dues if you haven’t Submitted by Lyle Anderson Tonasket Eagles #3002

August has been providing us with some fantastic weather and we hope you all have been able to get out and enjoy it. Don’t forget that you now need your purple door card to enter the building, so make sure it is in your wallet or purse. You also need to mail in or stop by and renew your dues if you haven’t already.

was when he was a kid.” The descendants of the Alden Sawtells family still have their cabin and there was quite a gathering of them, and some of the Ripley boys were the same age as our great grandsons and new acquaintances were made with hiking and swimming and having good times in general. Irene Manuel had been a resident of Oroville for quite a lot of years. She was a special lady to many, including me. I had known her since working in the Rexall Drug, in the forties and she always had a friendly smile and something pleasant to say. The last time I visited with her was in the ER room in Tonasket, holding her hand and telling her she’d “feel better tomorrow” and that I’d see her at home. I’m sorry to say that I put off going to see her until it was too late. Yard sales just were never the same after Irene wasn’t able to attend them. She will be severely missed by her family and friends. We were at our granddaughters wedding and weren’t here for the final services for Irene. A fire on Eder Mountain got too close for comfort, recently. A helicopter with a water bucket was used for killing the fire when it flared up when it seemed the fire was out. Mary Ellen Lemmond, who now lives in Michigan but made many friends during the time she lived here, has come for another visit. Doris Hughes and Evelyn Dull met the Amtrak train in Wenatchee and brought her to Oroville, Monday.

HILLTOP COMMENTS Eden Valley. Brent Baker of the Gazette-Tribune has expressed a willingness to be the volunteer instructor. Viewing at the star party generally occurred between 11 p.m. and 2:30 a.m. each night, except Aug. 9, which had an intense storm. All the cabins were full and campers, trailers and tents were cleverly placed in the central hay field. All coordination was performed by the Table Mountain Star Party directors. They rented 22 local sanicans, a huge garbage dumpster and used ribbons to denote ingress/egress and parking areas. The Star Party had their own “police” to monitor safety and behavior. During the daytime participants visited wineries, fruit stands, museums, lakes, the Stonerose, restaurants, stores and more. Many more went on an Eden Valley Trail Ride with Robin, Sonny Byrd and the professionals. Attendees came from as far away as Arizona and Hawaii, with others coming from Canada, Washington, Oregon and California. Some of the advanced participants declared the Eden Valley site among the top for the best viewing in the whole United States. Something for the Okanogan County Commissioners to consider for sure. The Star Party directors will be planning the 2014 event soon. Check out the Table Mountain Star Party’s web page at www. for more information (they also have a Facebook page). No advertising was allowed in advance of the event, nor will it be for 2014. Those who want to attend should keep tabs on next year’s planning through the aforementioned website; the Star Party organizers handle all the

TONASKET EAGLES Our Friday night bingo will be at 7 p.m. and is open to the public, so come on by and try your luck. The kitchen will open at 5:30 p.m. and will be serving those great hamburgers we all love. Saturday at 9 p.m. Linda will be doing karaoke, so it is a good time to test out your singing voice and show off those new dance moves. The weekly pinochle tournament will be at 1 p.m. and is

details, including online pre-registration. It had been announced at local Chamber meetings, but no one seemed to pick up on what it was all about. Please check out the Eden Valley Guest Ranch web site ( soon for pictures of the event. Last Friday at the Family Bingo at the Molson there were 20players attending with a prize pot of $10 per game. The next Bingo Night will be on  Sept. 20. Bring your family and friends and join in the fun. The Molson Grange Hall is in need of a new roof as most of you already know.  Last Saturday was one of the many fundraisers that will be held to help raise the money.  One hundred and forty seven dinners were served. It was a Chinese Dinner, prepared by Linda and David Darrow of the former Linda’s Bakery. It was a good dinner, like the ones they served at the Bakery. The Wilders Band was on hand to entertain the diners, and provide music for dancing after dinner. It was a big time in the old town on Saturday. Hot August Nights will be with us in just a couple of days in Chesaw. Cars,trucks, mowers and ATV’s will be all spiffed up to see which is the “best.” There is still room for vendors at no charge. Come to Chesaw and enjoy the day. The Knob Hill Club will have pie and ice cream, root beer floats and corn dogs for your pleasure and your tummy. The Celebration of the Life of Ervin Freimuth will be held on Aug. 28 at the Oroville Senior Center Bring a dish for the pot luck at 1p.m. and share some cake afterward. Morning Sun Yellow Pony will be coming to Molson, Sept. 5th, 6th. and 7th. She will bring her music and tell how God has changed her life. Revival Time! More Info at (509) 485-3183 or (509) 485-2006. Times will be announced later. Until next week. always a fun time. On Sunday, Sept. 1 we will be having a steak feed and the band Bad Habbits will be playing at 8 p.m., come on in and have a great steak and stay and have a good time while the band plays. Pinochle scores from last Sunday are as follows: Gene Michels snatched first place and Dale Byers hung on for second place. Low score was taken by Sue Wisener and the last pinochle of the day went to Ted Zachman. We wish all those that may be ill a speedy recovery to good health. God bless all. The Biggest Little Eagles in the state.

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OROVILLE - Oroville City Hall will be closed as needed Wednesday, Aug. 21 and Thursday, Aug. 22 for software training to update utility billing system. City Hall will resume regular business hours, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Friday, Aug. 23. We appreciate your patience and understanding, say city staff.


TONASKET - Tonasket Farmers Market is held on Thursdays, from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. The next market are Thursday, Aug. 22, and Thursday, Aug. 29. 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.


OROVILLE - The Oroville Farmers’ Market is Saturday, Aug. 24, 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.


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. The next Music at the Market is Saturday, Aug. 24, featuring an open stage. If you would like to volunteer to showcase your acoustic talents, please call Barbara Pollard at (509) 476-2662. Ruby Rust will perform Aug. 31.


There will be a “No Fear When Using a Pressure Canner class on Tuesday, Aug. 29 through the WSU Extension office. This class will help eliminate the fear for using a dial or weighted gauge pressure canner. This session will also include information on canning vegetables, preserving for special diets, altitude adjustment and canning with a propane burner. The class will be held at Okanogan County PUD Auditorium, 1331 N. Second Ave. in Okanogan from 6 p.m.–7:30 p.m. Pressure canner gauges will also be checked following each class. Preregistration is requested by calling (509) 422-7245 or (509) 745.8531. There is a $5 fee per class to cover the cost of publica-

tions and handouts. For more info contact Margaret A. Viebrock at (509) 745-8531 or

EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESPONDER CLASS OROVILLE - Oroville Ambulance is looking for more people to expand our EMS crew. They will be holding an EMR (Emergency Medical Responder) class that will be starting the end of September. Those holding the class say it is a very exciting and rewarding way to volunteer for your community, and on top of that they offer monetary compensation for your time. For those who may be interested, there will be three informational meetings - they are on Thursday, Aug. 29, Monday, Sept. 2 and Monday, Sept. 9. Call (509) 476-4320 for further details. Leave a message and someone will get back to you.


OROVILLE - There will be a Stroke Support Group meeting at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29 at the Youth Center adjacent to the Free Methodist Church located at 607 Central. This group is for anyone who has had a stroke, no matter how long ago. Discussion from those who have recovered would also be very welcome.


OROVILLE - Do you need a great place to sell your yard sale or flea Market goods? The Oroville Farmers’ Market will host a Flea Market and Yard Sale on Saturday, Aug. 31 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Vendor space is available and your booth fee will benefit the library. For more info please call (509) 476-2662.


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 like to display a quilt at the show contact Didenhover at (509) 485-3020.


TONASKET - The next Red Cross

Blood Drive is coming up on Thursday, Sept 5, 12 - 5 p.m. at the Community Church/United Church of Christ, 24 E. Fourth Street, Tonasket. Walk-ins are welcome or you can schedule an appointment by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Old Time Revival MOLSON - Morning Sun Yellow Pony in Molson at the Molson Grange on Thursday, Sept 5 at 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 6 at 6 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 7 at 10 a.m. People are invited to come hear what God has done in Morning Suns life. For more information contact (509) 485-3183 or (509) 485-2006.


TONASKET - Children’s Poet Laureate and author Kenn Nesbitt will visit Tonasket as part of a Tonasket Middle School fundraiser on Friday, Sept. 27. Nesbitt will give a presentation during a dinner theater hosted by Tonasket Middle School students, a fundraiser for the middle school students who are planning to visit Washington D.C. next summer. The evening event will be held at Tonasket High School with the meal being served at 5:15 p.m. Mr. Nesbitt will take the stage for one hour beginning at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend whether or not they purchase meal tickets. Tickets for the meal will be available at U.S. Bank, North Valley Hospital, Shannon’s Cafe & Deli, and the Tonasket Elementary School Library until Sept. 20.

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The Randy Battle Bluz Band and friends, which played at Music in the Park in Tonasket on Aug. 9, will be among the many entertainers lined up to play at the 14th Okanogan Garlic Festival, Aug. 23-25. In addition to the entertainment will be vendors of art, produce, prepared food, apparel and , of course, garlic.


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. However, our online calendar at allows the event to be listed for much longer periods. You may place an event on the online calendar by going to our website and clicking on the “Add an Event” button on the homepage. Once your request is submitted, it can take up to 48 hours for the event to appear on the calendar.

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Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune | AUGUST 22, 2013

Welcome back students!

2013 to 2014 First Day of School For all Tonasket Schools: August 28, 2013 Open House

Tonasket School District Open House will be August 27, starting with a BBQ available for purchase in the high school commons from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Parents and students can visit their classrooms and meet their teachers from 6:00-7:30 p.m. For all 9th grade and new students, we will be holding an orientation from 6:00-6:45 p.m. in the library. First school day is August 28 at 8:30 a.m. Students should arrive and go straight to the gym for our Backto-School assembly. THS Fees: ASB-$25, Sports-$50, Art $15, FFA $20, Yearbook $45, Drivers Ed $365. Picture Day—Thursday, August 29. Retake Day—September 26.

The Tonasket High School andMiddle School office is now open from 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. for new student enrollment. The Tonasket Elementary School office is now open from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. for new student enrollment and for updating of student information. Parents and students can visit classrooms and meet their teacher during the Open House on August 27 from 6:00-7:30. Sixth Grade Orientation- August 27th - Sixth grade students and

School Supply List

parents, please meet in the middle school gym at 6:00 p.m. where you will have a chance to meet the sixth grade teachers, school counselor and principal. We will give a short general orientation of the middle school and answer any questions you may have. Sixth grade teachers will then be in their classrooms until 7:30 p.m. First Day of School- August 28th Students should arrive and go straight to the gym for our Back–toSchool assembly. Picture Day – August 29th

First Day of School For Oroville Schools: August 28, 2013 for grades 1-12 August 30, 2013 for Kindergarten

Open House

Oroville School District Open House will be Monday, August 26, 2013 from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM for all followed by Ice Cream Social at Oroville Elementary at 6:30. First Day of School - August 28, 2013 for 1-12 Kindergarten students will start on August 30; Kindergarten parents and their children will receive notification from their child’s teacher regarding their personal conference time of approximately 20 minutes on either Aug. 28 or Aug. 29 in accordance with the state’s WAKids program  Pre-school will start on Sept. 6 Schedule Change schedule:

Seniors- Thursday August 22nd, 9:00-12:00 Juniors- Thursday August 22nd, 1:00-3:00 Sophomores- Friday August 23rd, 9:00-12:00 Freshmen- Friday August 23rd, 1:00-3:00 pm Junior High- Monday August 26th, 9:00-12:00 Students may come in anytime after 8:00 a.m. on the 12th to get registered. We will have a brief new student orientation at 6:30 pm in the gym on the 26th during open house. School supply list is posted on the website School Hours: Monday 9:30 3:00 Tuesday - Friday 8:30 - 3:00

(All buildings) New Staff: Jan Ottman - JH Math; Jay Thacker - PE/Basketball Coach; Steven Gunderson - JR/SR High School Counselor. K-6 7-12 Lunch $2.25 $2.25 Breakfast $1.50 $1.50 Elementary School Picture Day is September 12 from 8:00-1:30 Jr/Sr High School Picture Day is September from The supply list, calendar of events and district calendar are available on our website HS Football Starts August 21 HS Soccer, Cross Country, Volleyball, and JH Football Start Aug. 26

1 – college ruled spiral notebook (70 page) Blue or Red ink pen for correcting All other classes Pencils / Pens /College Ruled Paper

5 #2 pencils and 2 pencil erasers (NO mechanical pencils) 1 box colored pencils (12 count) 1 ruler – centimeters and inches 1 box crayons (24) 1 bottle glue 2 large boxes of Kleenex No ink pens

School Supply List Oroville JH/HS School Supply List 2012-13 JH English Classes 1-1.5” three ring binder (not a trapper keeper) Tabbed dividers (one package of 5) Ball Point Pen (Black or Blue Ink) Pencils (No. 2 lead) College Ruled loose leaf paper JH Math Ruler Calculator (Preferably Scientific) Pencils (No. 2 lead) Erasers Graph Paper Three ring binder Spiral notebook Algebra I Ruler Calculator (Preferably Scientific) Pencils (No. 2 lead) Erasers Graph Paper Three ring binder Spiral notebook Geometry Ruler Calculator (Preferably Scientific) Pencils (No. 2 lead) Erasers Graph Paper Three ring binder Spiral notebook Compass Protractor Trigonometry Ruler Calculator (Preferably Scientific) Pencils (No. 2 lead) Erasers Graph Paper Three ring binder Spiral notebook Oroville JH/HS School Supply List 2012-13 Science Classes 1-1.5” three ring binder Tabbed dividers (one package of 5) can be purchased or made Book cover Colored Pencils Pencils (No. 2 lead) Blue or Black Ink Pen Spanish I and II 1 – three ring binder Paper / Pencils Health 1 – three ring binder Paper / Pencils Computer Classes 4 GIG USB drive/jump drive CAD, Computer Programming, Carpentry, JH Woodshop Three ring binder 12” Ruler Pencils ( to be brought to class every day) Calculator ( cell phones will not be used as calculators) English 9-10 1” binder with Tabs College Ruled Paper Pencils


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Boys and Girls clothing needed. We are having a FREE clothing GIVEAWAY for school aged Kids Aug. 24th from 9 a.m. to Noon! Bring in your clothing NOW any day to: ReMax Lake and Country 1510 Main St., Oroville, WA  Ph. 509-476-4444 Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Call Angel Ross 322-2344 or Mike Thornton 429-3500 for more info.

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Kindergarten: 1 backpack large enough to hold folders 3 folders 1 bottle of glue (prefer Elmer’s – NO blue) 1-box crayons (16) Scissors – good cutting quality 1 large box of Kleenex Small plastic drink cup 1 box gallon sized zip lock bags Transition Room 1 backpack 1 box crayons (8) 2 glue sticks Scissors 1 eraser 8 pencils Small size supply box 1 folder for homework 1 container disinfectant wipes 2 large boxes Kleenex Grade One 1 backpack 1 glue stick 1 box crayons 916-24) 5 pencils Scissors 1 school supply box (small size) 1 folder or Pee Chee for homework 1 large box Kleenex 1 container disinfectant wipes NO TRAPPERS OR 3 RING BINDERS Grade Two 1 backpack (large enough to hold folders) 20 pencils 1 large eraser 1 pencil sharpener with catcher 1 Pee Chee type polder 2 large box Kleenex 1 water bottle with lid – 16 to 32 oz. Boys: 1 box sandwich size zip lock bags Girls: 1 box gallon size zip lock bags No trappers or 3 ring binders Sat. - Sun. - Mon. - Tues.

Aug. 8 - 9 - 10 - 11

Grade Three 1 backpack (large enough to hold folders) 2 packages of #2 pencils with erasers Grade Three – continued 1 package wide or college ruled paper 2 glue sticks Scissors Colored pencils (set of 12) 2 Pee Chee folders 1 ruler – centimeters and inches Small size school supply box 5 ½ “ X8½“ 5 pencil top erasers 2 large boxes Kleenex Names on all items with permanent marker NO TRAPPERS OR 3 RING BINDERS Grade Four 1 Three prong folder with pickets 2 spiral notebooks 2 packages notebook paper (wide ruled) Scissors

Oroville Co-op Preschool

has opening in the 3yr old & 4yr old classes for the 2013-2014 school year. School starts Sept 9th. Please contact Joey at 509-476-3672 or Kathy at 509-322-9889 for more information

Grade Five 3 ring binder w/folders and dividers Notebook paper Scissors 12 #2 pencils and 2 pencil erasers Colored pencils (12) 1 ruler centimeters and inches 2 large boxes of Kleenex 1 glue stick Pioneer walk $35.00 Grade Six 1- 3 ring binder (at least 3”) with dividers, college ruled paper 3 red pens 3 blue or black pens 12 - #2 pencils, 1 plastic pouch Colored pencils (12) Eraser 1 ruler centimeters and inches, Compass Scissors 1 glue stick 1/4-inch graph paper Standard calculator (optional) Protractor 1 highlighter pen 2 boxes of Kleenex Outdoor Camp Fee - $60.00 due 5-2-11

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Aug. 17 - 18 - 19 - 20


Sat. - Sun. - Mon. - Tues. Aug. 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 Showtimes at 7:00 & 9:15 p.m. Nightly

Oliver Theatre

Summer showtimes are 7& 9:00p.m. Oliver, B.C. Wed. - Thurs. - Fri. Aug. 21 - 22 - 23 Wed. - Thurs. - Fri. Aug. 7 - 8 - 9 nightly (unless otherwise 250-498-2277 ONE SHOWING NIGHTLY AT 7:30 P.M. stated). Showtimes at 7:00 & 9:10 p.m. Nightly There will also be a matinee of this show on the Sat. at 2:00 p.m. All seats $6.00 for the matinee.

Frequent coarse language, violence.


WED.-THURS.-FRI. AUG 21-22-23. 7&9:10PM NIGHTLY. Violence.


Sat. - Sun. - Mon. - Tues. Aug. 10 - 11 - 12 - 13 Showtimes at 7:00 & 9:30 p.m. Nightly


SAT. SUN.-MON.-TUES.-WED.- THURS.FRI. AUG. 24-25-26-27-28-29-30 7&9:25PM NIGHTLY.


Frightening scenes.

Sat. - Sun. - Mon. - Tues. - Wed. - Thurs. - Fri. Aug. 24 - 25 - 26 - 27 - 28 - 29 - 30 Showtimes at 7:00 & 9:25 p.m. Nightly


Sat. - Sun. - Mon. - Tues.

Violence, coarse language, frightening scenes.

Aug. 31, Sept. 1 - 2 - 3

Wed. - Thurs. - Fri. Aug. 14 - 15 - 16

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Comedy starring Jennifer 109min Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, R Ed Helms, Nick Offerman. Fri: 6:45, 9:30. Sat: *4:00, 6:45, 9:30. Sun:*4:00, 6:45, 9:30. Wkdys: 6:45

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Irene Manuel

IRENE MARY MANUEL Irene Mary Manuel, age 90, died August 5, 2013 in Tonasket, Washington. She was born February 22, 1923 in Penticton, B.C. to George and Louisa Lezard. Irene, as a girl, lived in Penticton and went to boarding school in Cranbrook, B.C. As a young woman, she came to Washington, worked in the apple industry, raised her children and was a homemaker. Irene loved all her family and relatives and kept in touch with all she could. She loved her flower and vegetable garden, to ride in the mountains, beadwork, yard saling, and shopping. Irene was a member of the Colville Confederated Tribes. She is survived by five sons: George Mariani of Mt. Vernon, Wash., Linsey Manuel of Oroville, Alvin Manuel of Oroville, Randy Ward of Arkansas and Kirk Jensen of Montesano, Wash.; four daughters: Violet Doneyhue of Tonasket, Adelene Holbert of Oroville, Kim Sandy of Wenatchee and LaBerta Henry of Lynnwood, Wash. and 25 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Louisa Lezard, husband Angus Manuel and 12 sisters and brothers. A gathering will be held Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 starting at 7 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Oroville and Mass of Christian Burial will be said Saturday, Aug. 10 at 10 a.m with Father Jose Maldonado officiating. Interment will follow at the Oroville Riverview Cemetery. Bergh Funeral Service of Oroville/Tonasket in care of arrangements.

ETHEL B. SCOTT Ethel B. Scott, a former resident of Oroville, passed away after a lengthy illness on June 5, 2013, in Los Gatos, California. She was the wife of the late Edward A. Scott, a lifelong Oroville resident. Mrs. Scott was born in Lincoln, Nebraska on August 20, 1920 to the late Jay and Amy Banker. While attending Business College in Colorado Springs, Colorado she met Mr. Scott. They married on Jan. 10, 1943 and moved to Oroville in 1945. Mrs. Scott was employed as an accountant in the Scott family business known for many years as Scott Motors. She was also known by her work as a Office Manager in the local dental office. She never tired of outdoor activities so common in the Oroville area. Boating, fishing and snowmobiling were her favorites. She is survived by her sons; Tracy Scott (Jane) of Los Gatos, California and Bruce Scott (Lulu) of San Diego, California; grandsons, Barrett Scott (Lisa) and Brian Scott (Kathleen) and four great-grandchildren, Sydney, Shelby, Mason and Harper. She was loved and admired by her family and by her many friends. She will be missed.

Grace Black

GRACE BLACK Grace E. (Barnes) Black (as reluctant to reveal her middle name as she was her age) was born quite awhile ago in Oroville, Washington to Lafe and Carrie Barnes in the bedroom of her parents’ home. For the record she had her tonsils removed on the dining room table of the same house and, liking to do things ‘at home’, was blessed to be able to pass from this world in her own bedroom in Anchorage, Alaska on August 13, 2013. A hopeless romantic, Grace loved to dance, believed she could defeat the slot machines in Las Vegas and eloped with the love of her life, Del Black, on Valentine’s Day 1945. Their apple orchard/ farm was walking distance to the place Gracie was born and she loved having a cow and horses in the pasture plus two young daughters, Susan and Diane, with whom to share this idyllic life. But things change. Grace, Del, their two daughters, a nephew and a long haired cat made the trip to Anchorage, Alaska arriving just before New Year’s Eve 1964 with a mattress strapped to the top of their old Chrysler, a broken spring and a belief in the future. The immediate future turned out to be the Great Alaskan Earthquake which was likely diminished by the shake up that had already taken place in Gracie’s life. During World War II, Grace and her sister, Helene owned a string of dress shops in Washington so it was a perfect fit for her to seek employment at David Green Furs in Anchorage. She was the pretty blond manager at the Fourth Ave. store where she had a hand in selling, selecting inventory, modeling, and even held the title of the ‘Vulgar Boatman’ in one of the more memorable of their 70‘s-80‘s television ads. She claims to be the person who penned their ‘if you don’t know furs, know your furrier’ slogan. After retirement, she and Del loved traveling in their motorhome to Las Vegas where Grace would leave the casino with hands black from too many hours warring with the one armed bandits. Furs were her vocation but Grace’s avocation was drawing and painting. After retirement she was able to spend more time behind the easel and thoroughly enjoyed working under the tutorship of Andrea Sonneborn in her downtown studio where she had two very successful shows of her work. Grace was sweet, loving, albeit, a little mischievous right to the end of her sojourn. She will be recognized by the staff at the Spenard Village Inn where she was a regular. Cane in hand, she was quick to notice a good looking man. Members of the Anchorage Senior Citizen Center will also have fond memories of her. Grace leaves a devoted and loving Alaskan family. Daughters:

Susan Gose (Terry) and Diane Blacksmith (Craig); grandchildren Ashley, Britne, Morgan, and Alexis and four great grand children. She also leaves her nieceNancy Bergh Pollock (Ron) who felt like a daughter. Great nieces, Liv and Erin Pollock, also shared an unusual closeness. In Washington she leaves niece Patty Key and nephews Gary Bergh, Jeff Bergh and Lance Barnes. Grace was loved dearly in the final years of her life by a cadre of caregivers who became so much more than the label. She was preceded in death by her husband Del, a baby son, her best friend and sister Helene; her brother Bill and her parents. Visitation for family and friends will be held Friday, Aug. 23, 2013 from 2-4 p.m. at the Bergh Chapel in Oroville. Graveside services will be held Saturday Aug. 24, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Oroville Riverview Cemetery with the Reverend Marilyn Wilder officiating.

SUZANNE MARIE SHULTZ Suzanne Marie Shultz of Rosalia, Washington passed away Saturday evening August 10, 2013 at age 64. She was born October 13, 1948 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the daughter of the late George and Leona Koole. On February 23, 1967 she was united in marriage to Lynn Everett Shultz. She was a retired nurse who worked in many specialties including heart transplant, ICU, emergency room, and burn unit. Surviving are her husband of 46 years, Lynn Shultz; their five children, Vanessa Shultz of Nashville, Tenn., Lisa Low of Chehalis, Wash., Kim (Lisa) Shultz of Charleston, SC, Katie (Paul) McBryde of Sydney, Australia, and Ginger (Nathaniel) Szymczak of Ann Arbor, Mich.; her ten grandchildren, Christopher Shultz, Grace O’Connor, Rena Swopes, Darby Low, Piper Low, Zander Shultz, Amelia Shultz, Liberty Shultz, Maximillian McBryde, and Khaleesi McBryde. Bergh Funeral Service of Oroville/Tonasket in care of arrangements.

Amos Colfelt

AMOS EDGAR COFFELT Amos Edgar Coffelt, of Molson, Washington passed away on his 85th birthday, Friday, August 16th. He was born on August 16, 1928 on Orcas Island, Washington to his parents Helen Coffelt (Smedberg) and Amos Earnest Coffelt. He served during the Korean War in the Army. Amos g r a d u ated from University of Washington with a degree in Forestry and Engineering. He worked as an Engineer and Land Surveyor throughout his long career. He married the love of his life, Judith Lovejoy Coffelt, on June 25, 1960. Amos loved travel and was passionate about his work. This

Sam Koepke

Sam Koepke, 84, of Oroville, Washington, passed away peacefully at North Valley Hospital in Tonasket, Washington on August 15, 2013. He was born in Aeneas Valley on July 14, 1929 to his parents Bessie and Charles Koepke. Sam enlisted in the United States Army on July 30, 1946 and served over seas until Dec. 9, 1947 as a C a n n o n e e r. He then returned to Washington and served in the Army Reserve for two years. He lived briefly in Republic, Wash. before making Oroville his permanent home. Sam married Shirley Marie Doyle on Nov. 4, 1948 and together they raised three children. Sam started working in the apple industry in 1952 for Oroville United Growers. Over the years he held various positions while working for Haskell and Burns, HeavyPack, Appleway Storage, Lake Osoyoos Growers and Oro before retiring from Gold Digger in 2003. Sam was also a Fire and Ambulance Volunteer with over 36 years of dedicated service. He retired in 1991 from Oroville Ambulance and 1996 from Oroville Fire Department. Sam was preceded in death by his parents, 13 siblings and daughter Cheryl. He is survived by his wife Shirley, his children Vicky Walters (Travis) of Okanogan, Wash., Anthony Koepke (Peggy) of Oroville and Jarrod Koepke (Tina) of Oroville. He is also survived by his grandchildren Travis “Fred” Walters Jr., Tammy Walters, Elizabeth Peterson (Larry), Lindsay Koepke, Kyra Koepke, great grandson Justin Peterson, sister in-law Marlene Wilkinson and sister in-law Geraldine “Dennie” Koepke. All are welcome to attend a memorial service that will be


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

Faith Lutheran Church

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

Immaculate Conception Parish

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

PC of G Bible Faith Family Church

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

Oroville United Methodist

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

Valley Christian Fellowship

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

Trinity Episcopal

602 Central Ave., Oroville Sunday School & Services 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist: 1st, 3rd, & 5th • Morning Prayer: 2nd & 4th Healing Service: 1st Sunday The Reverend Marilyn Wilder 476-3629 Warden • 476-2022

Church of Christ

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

Seventh-Day Adventist

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

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combination led him to live all over the world with his wife and family, including Hawaii, Saudi Arabia, Pohnpei (Micronesia), Guam and finally the Okanogan Highlands. After settling in Molson in 1992 Amos worked as a Land Surveyor and Owner of Coffelt’s Molson Ranch. He was a long time member of the Land Surveyor’s Association of Washington (LSAW). Amos earned much praise and respect resulting from his work ethic, dedication, integrity and attention to detail both as a man and a professional. He taught us about our responsibility to be honest and live life with no regrets. His sense of humor had no match and we will remember him each time we laugh. Amos is survived by his wife Judith L. Coffelt of, Molson, by his five children: Anna CoffeltKuetzing of Friday Harbor, Wash.; John Coffelt, of Molson, Silvie Coffelt-Hilstad, of Molson; Jake Coffelt, of South Kona, Hawaii and Hannah Coffelt-Hollett, of Gig Harbor, Wash. He is also survived by his son-in-laws whom he considered sons: Karl Kuetzing (Anna); Dave Hilstad (Silvie) and Scott Hollett (Hannah). Amos (Bapa) loved his grandchildren: Conner, Kylie, Madeline, Sandra, Max and Olivia. Siblings: Theodore Vern Coffelt (Sydney), of Orcas Island; Russell Don Coffelt (Jan), of Snohomish, Wash., Robert John (Jack) Coffelt (deceased). Amos (Uncle Ed) is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, whom he adored and was adored by. A private memorial will follow at a later date.

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VICKIE REESE Vickie Reese, age 60 of Oroville, died on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee. She was born on July 18, 1953 in Tonasket to parents Robert and Ruby Reese. Vickie is survived by her mother Ruby Reese of Oroville; daughter, Lisa Oliver of Brewster; grandson, Eric Farley of Spokane and two sisters, Janet Reese and Peggy Reese, both of Oroville She was preceded in death by her father, Bob Reese; a son, Troy Glen Rairdan; nephew, Justin and Niece, Melissa. A Memorial Service and complete obituary will be at a later date. Please share your thoughts and memories by signing Vickie’s online guestbook at

held on Friday Aug. 23, 2013 at 4:30 p.m at the Assembly of God Church, 623 Central Ave. in Oroville followed by a dinner at the American Legion, 314 14th Ave. Oroville. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Oroville Fire Department or the Oroville Ambulance.

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


Loomis Community Church Main Street in Loomis 9:45 a.m. Sunday School 11 a.m. Worship Service Interim Visiting Pastors Information: 509-223-3542

Morning Sun Yellow Pony Coming to Molson Sept. 5th, 6th and 7th

Watch for more info. or call 485-3183


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. 7:00 p.m. Spanish Mass every Saturday Father Jose Maldonado • 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.

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

For Rent Hillside Park Senior Apartments

515 Tonasket Ave Tonasket, WA TAKING APPLICATIONS 62 Years of Age or Older or Disabled RENTAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE Income Limits Apply Call Geneva 509-486-4966 TDD# 711

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TONASKET 2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH Home located in the town of Tonasket. Low maintenance house has thermal pane windows, R38 insulation in the ceiling and heat pump. Single car garage and shop, attached storage shed and covered patio. RV parking with AC power and dump site. Seller will negotiate paying closing costs. Must be pre-approved buyer. FSBO: $98,000. Bill 509-486-1952.

Oroville: 2 bedroom, 2 bath apartment. Walk in closet, ground floor, nice yard with patio, W/D hookup. Good parking. No pets. No smoking. $525/ mo + $400 dep. 509-223-3064 509-560-9043

For Rent 3 BR Home $795 3 BR/2 BA w/2X Garage, by River $1100 2 BR on River $720 2 BR/2 BA $875 1 BR Furnished Cabin $575 1 BR Apt $510 ** Call Sun Lakes Realty ** (509) 476-2121

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Oroville 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath with washer, dryer, dishwasher, 3 bonus rooms and a carport. No pets, no smoking. 1st/last/deposit. $900/mo, includes water & septic. Call (509)476-3303 TONASKET HOME ON 3.69 ACRES – CHARMING. Bright country kitchen, masonry gas fireplace, some fir floors and wonderful heat pump, double garage. Easy Hwy 7 access. Best Value around. $129,000. ** Call Sun Lakes Realty ** (509) 476-2121

Commercial Rentals Business/Office space for lease 900 sq.ft. Prime spot donwtown Tonasket. $650/month. (509)486-1682 or 429-0873.

Announcements Say it in the classifieds! *Special deal* *HAPPY BIRTHDAY *HAPPY ANNIVERSARY *CONGRATULATIONS!! *WILL YOU MARRY ME? MUST BE PREPAID $6.00 for the first 15 words additional words $1.00 each. Bold words, special font or borders extra. Add a picture for only $1.50 more. Call to place ad Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune 509-476-3602 WE WOULD LIKE to Thank the People who helped with the passing of our Mother, Irene Manuel. Officer Todd Hill, the EMT Crew, Hospital Staff, the Doctor, Sup. Cook Marge Jamerson, Women that helped cook as well. Food donations, Danny Edwards, Tony Marchand (drummers & singers), the three ladies who did the prayers, The people who made the coffin & the flyers, Wendy & Dee Dee who kept our special Indian traditions and for all the other people who we did not mention. Thank You All and God Bless You All Sincerely, The Family of Irene Manuel

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

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is accepting applications for Systems Operator. Qualified applicant should be able to work with the pubic, self starter, solve routine water delivery issues, responsible for operation of pumping plants, stay competent during crisis situations day or night. Preemployment drug test, and valid current Washington State Drivers License is required. CDL license, mechanical and technical skills is preferred. Salary DOE, good benefits. The District maintains a drug free workplace and is an equal Opportunity Employer. Resumes will be accepted at the District office, 516-11th Avenue; PO Box 1729; Oroville, WA 98844 or (509)476-3696 until August 31, 2013

Assistant HS Boys’ Basketball Coach Assistant HS Volleyball Coach 7 & 8 grade Volleyball Coaches 7th Grade Boys’ Basketball Coach Assistant HS Wrestling Coach CERTIFICATED POSITION Elementary School Counselor Oroville School District Applications available online:, job opportunities.

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Needed for Oroville Ambulance. EMR class to be held starting the end of September. An informational meeting will be held Aug. 29th, Sept.2 and Sept. 9. Please call for further details and leave message.

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COOK AIDE - Tonasket Must have current food handler permit, and assist with food preparation and delivery as instructed. Knowledge of kitchen and food sanitation procedures required. 32 – 40 hrs per week - $9.31 per hr. Bilingual/Spanish preferred. CLASS AIDE/DATA ENTRY Oroville Assists teacher in classroom activities and functions as part of the teaching team. High School/GED required. Previous experience providing services to pre-school children and families preferred. Salary 9.31 - $10.00 per hr. DOE. 30-36 hrs wk. Bilingual/Spanish required. If interested, submit application, cover letter and resume. Applications may be picked up at OCCDA 101 4th Ave. W Omak, WA 98841. Equal Opportunity Employer 1420 Main St., P.O. Box 250 Oroville, WA 98844 509-476-3602 or 1-866-773-7818 Seeking a Dynamic HOA Service Rep

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Loomis HUGE MOVING SALE: Friday and Saturday, Aug 23 & 24. 8am to 4pm. 28 years of accumulation. 1853 Loomis/Oroville Road (Palmer Lake). Tonasket 3 Family Sale. August 23rd thru 26th, 9am to 4pm daily. 217 North Locust. TONASKET MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE Friday Aug 23rd & Saturday Aug 24th from 9am-4pm at 40 Oakes Drive in Crumbacher, approx 8 miles South of Tonasket. Follow green signs.

Vehicles For Sale 1994 GMC P-up 1500 series Z71 Off road great running $2950. (509)486-1682 or 429-0873

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claim with the court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the personal representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(1) (c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. DATE OF FILING COPY OF NOTICE TO CREDITORS with Clerk of Court: Augus 15, 2013. DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION: August 15, 2013 /s/ TAMMY ESSARY TAMMY ESSARY Personal Representative /s/ Anthony Castelda Anthony Castelda, WSBA #28937 Attorney for Essary Estate P.O. Box 1307 Tonasket, WA 98855 (509) 486-1175 Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on August 15, 22, 29, 2013. #503960

otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the personal representative or the personal representative’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the personal representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(1) (c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. DATE OF FILING COPY OF NOTICE TO CREDITORS with Clerk of Court: August 14, 2013 DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION: August 22, 2013 /s/ WILLIAM KEENER WILLIAM KEENER Personal Representative /s/ Anthony Castelda Anthony Castelda, WSBA#28937 Attorney for Keener Estate P.O. Box 1307 Tonasket, WA 98855 (509) 486-1175 Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette on August 22, 29, September 5, 2013 #506397


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PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that any groups, organizations or persons having projects, ideas, comments and/or requests to be submitted for consideration regarding funding during 2014, including Hotel/Motel tax expenditures, must have written proposals submitted to the Oroville City Hall no later than 3:00 p.m., Thursday, September 19, 2013. ATTEST: Kathy M. Jones, ClerkTreasurer Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on August 22, 29, September 12, 2013. #505448 IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF OKANOGAN In re the Estate of: BILLIE LEE ESSARY, Deceased. NO. 13-4-00051-1 NOTICE TO CREDITORS The personal representative named below has been appointed as personal representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the personal representative or the personal representative’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the

IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF OKANOGAN In re the Estate of: JOHN E. KEENER, Deceased. NO. 09-4-00040-8 NOTICE TO CREDITORS The personal representative named below has been appointed as personal representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any

Cops & Courts Superior Court Criminal

Neal Sylvester Mix, 28, Okanogan, pleaded guilty July 31 to seconddegree assault. Mix was sentenced to 73.5 months in prison and fined $1,110.50. The crime occurred Oct. 6, 2012. In a separate case, Mix pleaded guilty July 31 to first-degree assault, first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm, attempting to elude police, unlawful possession of a firearm, alteration of identification marks and third-degree DWLS. He was sentenced to a total of 240 months in prison, to run concurrent with his earlier sentence. Those crimes occurred Nov. 10, 2012. Aaron Lee Dick, 25, Okanogan, pleaded guilty Aug. 8 to forgery. Dick was sentenced to three months in jail and fined $1,110.50. He also had an identity theft charge dismissed. The crime occurred Feb. 29, 2012. Chrystian Oliver Aquino Gonzalez, 27, Omak, pleaded guilty Aug. 12 to two counts of delivery of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and one count of possession with intent to manufacture

or deliver a controlled substance (methamphetamine). An addition charge of delivery of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) was dismissed. Gonzalez was sentenced to 16 months in prison on each count, with jail time to run concurrently, and fined $2,340.50. The crimes occurred in December 2012 and January and February of 2013. Delora Lea Bostic, 56, Omak, was found guilty at an Aug. 14 bench trial of three counts of delivery of a controlled substance (methamphetamine). Bostic was sentenced to 40 months in prison for the first count, and 64 months each in prison on the second and third, to run concurrently. Bostic was also fined $1,860.50. The crimes occurred in July and August of 2012. Warren William Louie, 47, Omak, pleaded guilty Aug. 15 to fourthdegree assault and third-degree theft. Louis received a 364-day suspended sentence with credit for 35 days served in jail, and fined $1,010.50 Tena M. Lounsbery, 51, Omak, pleaded guilty Aug. 15 to fourth-degree assault and third-degree theft. Lounsbery received a 364-day suspended sentenced with credit for 35 days served in jail, and fined

$1,010.50. Joshua Dean Allen, 32, Oroville, pleaded guilty Aug. 16 to second-degree taking a motor vehicle without permission. Allen was sentenced to four months in jail and fined $1,110.50. The crime occurred May 29, 2013. Robert Charles Swan, 74, Groveland, Calif., pleaded guilty Aug. 19 to possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine). Swan was sentenced to 15 days in jail, 12 months community custody and fined $3,110.50. The crime occurred July 10, 2013 at the Oroville Point of Entry. The court found probable cause to charge Shayla Fitzhum-Schellert, 23, Oroville, with theft of a motor vehicle and possession of a legend drug. The court found probable cause to charge David Randall Priest, 47, Omak, with possession of a stolen vehicle. The court declined to prosecute James Dwayne Borg, 70, Oroville, with first-degree assault (DV). The court found probable cause to charge Aaron Justin Conrad Pfaltzgraff-Miller, 20, Omak, with second-degree assault. The court found probable cause to

charge Amanda Marie Southerland, 27, Omak, with first-degree trafficking of stolen property and third-degree theft. The court found probable cause to charge Eric Andreas Bakken, 49, Omak, with harassment (threats to kill) (DV).


A 16-year-old Omak girl pleaded guilty Aug. 14 to minor in possession or consumption of alcohol. She was sentenced to eight days in detention with credit for two days served, six months community supervision, and fined $100.


Jesus Denis Sandoval, 18, Oroville, was ordered to pay restitution to The Brown Jug liquor store in Oroville in the amount of $1,064.59.

District Court Deborah Coleen Mathews, 49, Tonasket, had a charge dismissed: obstruction of a law enforcement officer. Wayne Morris McGhee, 63, Omak, had two charges dismissed: fourthdegree assault and first-degree

criminal trespass. James Jonathan McKinney, 28, Tonasket, had a third-degree DWLS charge dismissed. Tommy Eugene Moore, 46, Tonasket, had a fourth-degree assault charge dismissed. Angel Javier Morales Salazar, 24, Tonasket, pleaded guilty to DUI. Salazar was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 362 days suspended, and fined $1,936. Rusty Jochua Nimmo, 23, Omak, pleaded guilty to first-degree negligent driving. Nimmo was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 89 days suspended, and fined $1,058. Ernesto Ramirez Palomares, 44, Omak, pleaded guilty to obstruction of a law enforcement officer. Palomares was sentenced to 180 days in jail with 160 days suspended, and fined $508. Jesus Ramirez Palomares, 51, Tonasket, pleaded guilty to third-degree DWLS. Palomares received a 90-day suspended sentence and a $268 fine. Ramona Lynn Penley, 25, Okanogan, pleaded guilty to violating a restraining order. Penley received a 364-day suspended sentence and a $693 fine. Andres Perez Martinez, 22, Okanogan,

pleaded guilty to attempted reckless driving and hit-and-run (unattended property). Martinez received a 90-day suspended sentence for each charge and fined $618. Richard Revern Pooler, 64, Oroville, pleaded guilty to reckless driving. Pooler was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 274 days suspended, and fined $258. Alan Forbes Price, 40, Oroville, pleaded guilty to third-degree DWLS. Price was sentenced to 90 in days with 88 days suspended, and was fined $858. David Randall Priest, 40, Oroville, pleaded guilty to second-degree theft and false reporting. Priest was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 274 days suspended, and fined $1,058. Crispin Emanuel Ramirez, 22, Tonasket, had a charge dismissed: making a false statement to a public servant. Rachel Cinda Rawley, 37, Oroville, pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal trespassing. Rawley was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 45 days suspended, and fined $608. Jesus A. Renteria Hernandez, 18, Omak, had three charges dismissed, all for reckless endangerment.

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COPS & COURTS | FROM A11 German Rivera Benitez, 26, Tonasket, had a DUI charge dismissed. Chuck Rodriguez, no middle name listed, 46, Tonasket, pleaded guilty to third-degree theft. Rodriquez was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 343 days suspended, and fined $768. Marcos Florention Rosas, 28, Omak, pleaded guilty to third-degree DWLS. Rosas was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 85 days suspended, and fined $858. Alex Anthony Sanchez, 37, Oroville, pleaded guilty to third-degree DWLS. Sanchez was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 89 days suspended, and fined $658. Alexander David Schaler, 20, Okanogan, pleaded guilty to fourthdegree assault. Schaler received a 180-day suspended sentence and was fined $893. Schaler also had another fourth-degree assault charge dismissed. Dane A. Stalder, 24, Tonasket, pleaded guilty to third-degree DWLS. Stalder received a 90-day suspended sentence and fined $858.

911 Calls and Jail Bookings Monday, Aug. 12, 2013 DUI on Edmonds St. in Omak. Warrant arrest on North Ash St. in Omak. Trespassing in Civic League Park in Omak. Burglary on South Fir St. in Omak. Alcohol offense on Omak Ave. in Omak. Wildland fire on Hwy. 155 near Omak. Gregory Colbern Wheeler, 30, booked for DUI. Aaron Thomas Allen, 30, booked for DUI and third-degree DWLS. Vincent Wade Birdtail, 19, booked for MIP/C. Miranda Nicole Mann, 22, booked for fourth-degree assault (DV). Isaac Serrano, no middle name listed, 25, booked on an Omak Police Department FTA warrant for thirddegree theft. Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013 Theft on Henrick Rd. near Omak. Wallet reported missing. Theft on North Fourth Ave. in Okanogan. Cell phone reported missing. Theft on South Fifth Ave. in Okanogan. Bicycle reported missing. Warrant arrest on Apple Way Rd. near Okanogan. Trespassing on Engh Rd. in Omak. Vehicle prowl on Sunrise Dr. in Omak. Two iPods reported missing. Threats on North Main St. in Omak. Public intoxication on South Main St. in Omak. Malicious mischief on Oak St. in Omak. Weapons offense at East Side Park in Omak. Warrant arrest on Riverside Dr. in Omak. Trespassing on South Main St. in Omak. Vehicle crash on Riverside Dr. No injuries reported. Harassment on West Third Ave. in Omak. Harassment on Omache Dr. in Omak. Theft on Engh Rd. in Omak. Fraud on Golden St. in Oroville. Assault on Golden St. in Oroville.

Theft on Main St. in Oroville. Laura Ann Iukes, 32, booked on fourthdegree assault (DV). Leaysha Lamariah Louis, 19, booked for motor vehicle theft. Eduardo Pamatz-Ponce, 22, booked on a Department of Corrections detainer. Jennifer Deann Nieshe, 32, booked on an FTA warrant for third-degree DWLS. Miguel Angel Nino-Chavez, 27, booked for to charges of delivery of a controlled substance, a Border Patrol hold, and three charges of alien in possession of a firearm. Rigoberto Mendoza-Zafra, 22, booked on a Border Patrol hold, delivery of a controlled substance, and three charges of alien in possession of a firearm. Arlen Leroi Long, 56, booked on three OCSO FTA warrants: two for thirddegree theft and one for seconddegree criminal trespassing. Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013 Fraud on Tacoma St. in Okanogan. Threats on Swanson Mill Rd. near Oroville. Threats on North Second Ave. in Okanogan. Vehicle prowl on South Eighth St. in Okanogan. Illegal burning on Hubbert Rd. near Omak. Trespassing on Hwy. 7 near Tonasket. Threats on Emily Rd. near Oroville. Burglary on Miller Rd. near Omak. Television reported missing. Theft on South Ash St. in Omak. Trespassing on Engh Rd. in Omak. Threats on N. Main St. in Omak. Harassment on Omak Ave. in Omak. Theft on Engh Rd. in Omak. Welfare check on East Central Ave. in Omak. Female jumped off of bridge. Illegal burning on Oak St. in Omak. Trespassing on South Cedar St. in Omak. Theft on Ironwood St. in Oroville. DWLS on West Jonathan St. in Tonasket. Heather Rae Clements, 35, booked for harassment. Kevin James Smith, 27, booked for third-degree malicious mischief (DV). Richard Dean Haworth, 47, booked on a Tonasket Police Department FTA warrant for first-degree DWLS. Andres Orozco-Churape, 43, court commitments for DUI and thirddegree DWLS. Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013 Malicious mischief on Main St. in Oroville. Weapons offense on South Locust Way in Tonasket. Warrant arrest on South Second Ave. in Okanogan. Public intoxication on West Fourth Ave. in Omak. Fraud on Apple Lane in Omak. Assault on West Bartlett Ave. in Omak. Theft on South Main St. in Omak. Beer reported stolen. Assault on Riverside Dr. in Omak. Violation of no-contact order on Juniper St. in Oroville. Alba Lus Benites-Canales, 32, booked for no valid operator’s license without ID. Roger Lee Owen, 59, booked for

harassment. Christopher Michael Fuller, 47, booked for felony possession of a firearm. Joseph Scott Pyburn, 61, booked for making a false statement and on an Island County warrant for probation violation. Kevin Michael Clark, 32, booked on a Department of Corrections warrant. Edward Robert Simpson, 33, booked on a State Patrol FTA warrant for DUI. Amy Sue Stewart, 39, booked for second-degree possession of stolen property. Friday, Aug. 16, 2013 Trespassing on Miller Rd. near Omak. Theft on South Fifth Ave. in Okanogan. Assault on Engh Rd. in Omak. Littering on Oak St. in Okanogan. Tires thrown from vehicle. Two-vehicle hit-and-run crash on Engh Rd. in Omak. Trespassing on West Fourth Ave. in Omak. Assault on Shumway Rd. in Omak. Threats on South Main St. in Omak. Assault on Main St. in Oroville. Cameron Dean Gregg, 53, booked for second-degree assault. Julia Marie Johns, 35, booked for fourth-degree assault (DV). Lisa Lynn Oliver, 41, booked on a Department of Corrections detainer. Lynn Michelle Stanley, 42, booked on a State Patrol warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia and a Chelan County order of production. Marcos Florention Rosas, 28, booked for violation of a protection order (DV) and third-degree malicious mischief (DV). Jamison Ray Edwards, 23, booked on an OCSO FTA warrant for DUI and an Omak Police Department FTA warrant for DUI. Marvin Keith Lezard, 48, booked for first-degree trafficking of stolen property. Justin Kiel Smith, 29, booked on two Omak Police Department FTA warrants: third-degree theft and second-degree criminal trespassing. Jesus Alberto Lulo-Gonzalez, 23, booked for possession of a stolen vehicle. Pamela Ann Vervalen, 50, court commitment for third-degree DWLS. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013 Alcohol offense on West Oak St. in Okanogan. Vehicle prowl on Swanson Mill Rd. near Oroville. Vehicle crash on B&O Rd. near Okanogan. No injuries reported. Juvenile problem on Copple Rd. near Omak. Drug offense on Engh Rd. in Omak. Warrant arrest on Quince St. near Omak. Assault on Main St. in Oroville. Harassment on Appleway Rd. in Oroville. Thomas Lee Cohen Jr., 43, court commitment for first-degree DWLS. Jeremiah Joseph McCoy, 37, booked for DUI. Bernardo Ortiz Godinez, 33, booked for DUI, third-degree DWLS and an OCSO FTC warrant for DUI. Jordan Alapa Sifagloa Cruz, 23, booked for disorderly conduct. Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013 Vehicle prowl on Pine St. near Omak.

Assault on Breshears Rd. near Omak. Theft on Sinlahekin Creek Rd. near Loomis. Assault on Weatherstone Rd. near Omak. One-vehicle crash on Hwy. 7 near Tonasket. No injuries reported. DWLS on Hwy. 97 near Okanogan. DUI on Conconully Rd. in Okanogan. Weapons offense on South Granite St. in Omak. Malicious mischief on East Eighth Ave. in Omak. Windows reported broken. Alcohol offense on Hillcrest Circle Rd. in Omak. Found property on North Douglas St. in Omak. Bicycle recovered. Theft on North Main St. in Omak. Clothing reported missing. Found property on Hanford St. in Omak. Wallet recovered. Juvenile problem on West Fourth Ave. in Omak. Assault on Koala Dr. in Omak. Found property on Ironwood St. in Oroville. Cell phone recovered. Fireworks on Juniper St. in Oroville. Fireworks on 14th Ave. in Oroville. Burglary on South Tonasket Ave. in Tonasket. Jon Edward Digel, 54, booked for DUI. Justin Thomas Gentemann, 23, booked for DUI. Fernando Rosales-Molinero, 20, booked for DUI and second-degree DWLS. Matthew James Gregory, 21, booked for violation of protection order (DV) (with assault). Geraldine Louise McDonald, 32, booked for DUI. Jose Guadalupe Cazares-Oros, 27, booked for no valid operator’s license without ID and a Border Patrol hold. Charlynn Angelica Zaragoza, 26, booked on three OCSO FTA warrants: DUI, second-degree DWLS and operating a motor vehicle without an ignition interlock.

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CONCONULLY - Charlie Wines from Kelso, WA, and John and Brenna Decker from Arlington, WA, caught these nice rainbow at the upper Conconully Lake and Sugarloaf lake. Charlie was using night crawlers and a special solution he mixes up to help catch these


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