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Oroville approves Verizon request, alley vacation Tire recycling program planned for October BY GARY A. DEVON MANAGING EDITOR

OROVILLE – Two public hearings were held at the Oroville City Council’s Tuesday, Aug. 19 meeting - a request for an alley vacation and a request for a conditional use permit to add a fourfoot dish to a Verizon cell tower. The alley vacation hearing was a continuation from the council’s Aug. 5 meeting and like the previous hearing was closed to public testimony. An opportunity for public testimony was given at a public hearing before the city’s planning commission. Questions from the mayor, council and staff were allowed, however. Those who petitioned the city for the right-of-way vacation in Block 25 are Victor and Heather Rodriguez, Justin and Jessica Helm and Mark Hancock, on behalf of Hancock Revocable Trust. All have property abutting the alley. At the previous meeting, concerns about access to the alley by the adjacent businesses – Mark Hancock Accounting, VIP Insurance and the old GazetteTribune building - were raised. Chris Branch, director of Community Development, said that even if the alley was vacated, each of the businesses would still retain access to at least one street and a portion of the alley. “What if the business was to build all the way back to the edge of the property?” asked City Clerk Kathy Jones. “That couldn’t be done because the properties border a residential property and they would have to maintain a 15 foot setback,” said Branch. Mayor Chuck Spieth asked Public Works Superintendent Rod Noel if he was satisfied with the easement in regard to utilities that run through the alley. Noel said he was as long as the

ordinance stated the measurements of the right-of-way to be retained by the city. “It would be 20 feet because it says the city retains an easement through the vacated 20-foot alley,” said Branch. “That’s the entire alley... what the petitioners get out of this is a driveway and it kept as a not a public through way.” “Basically that’s all it could use it for, they can’t build on it,” added Noel. The mayor called for a vote on Ordinance 828 and Councilman Tony Koepke made the motion to approve and it was seconded by Neysa Roley. Koepke, Roley and Councilman Jon Neal voted to approve the ordinance. Councilman Ed Naillon abstained because he is related to one of the petitioners and Councilman Walt Hart III voted against. After the meeting Hart was asked why he voted against and said, “I think it sets a bad precedent for the city. I have several properties where I would benefit from a vacation of city property, but in most cases I think we need to keep what we can within the city’s ownership.” The next hearing was on whether to approve a conditional use permit (CUP) to change the appearance of an 80-foot cell tower that Verizon had approved in 2009. At that time the company agreed that the tower would be a cylindrical pole with all cellular equipment within it and to not hang any antennas on the outside. However, the cell service provider was back before the council asking to place a four-foot dish at the 45-foot level of the tower. According to their request, the dish would allow Verizon to connect fiber optic in Oroville and then send it to a similar dish on Pickens Mountain located near Ellisforde. This would allow the Verizon to provide 4G Data speeds to that area, where it is not currently available. The planning commission held an extended hearing on the subject at an earlier date, so this hearing was also closed to public



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Cool weather, a few drops of rain and one big thunder boomer didn’t dampen spirits at the 14th annual Okanogan Garlic Festival last weekend. A multitude of food and art vendors, as well as three full days of entertainers, ensured visitors had plenty to keep them busy. Above, Val Wells shows off her blend of canned foods.

Oroville School Board meets new staff BY GARY A. DEVON MANAGING EDITOR

OROVILLE – After fulfilling duties serving ice cream at the district’s open house, the Oroville School Board held a later-thanusual board meeting in which they met several incoming staff members and toured the bus garage. The board and members of the public at the meeting Monday, Aug. 26 were introduced to Jay Thacker (the new boys basketball coach), Steven Gunderson, Jan Ottman and Ryan Frazier. Each told the board a little bit about themselves. Thacker, who is a Physical Education teacher, grew up in Walla Walla and went to Gonzaga University. Gunderson, the new High School Counselor, is

originally from Bellingham, then did his undergraduate work at Western Washington University, before participating in a special Masters program at Gonzaga for counselors. Ottman, who will teach 7-12 math, taught 17 years at Tonasket and was born and raised in Tillamook, Ore. Frazier, who will be teaching 7-12 social studies and history, grew up in Oroville and went to school here. He said his background was in alternative schools. “I’m very excited about our new staff,” said Oroville High School Principal Kristin Sarmiento. Julie Tyus, a kindergarten teacher at Oroville, played a short video of her class last year. She talked about “whole brain teaching” or “power teaching.” She said the strategy helped to focus her

students on the task at hand and to pay attention to the teacher. The program will be introduced to additional grades in the coming years. “It’s a nice way to speed up the transition and a great way to make it through the day,” Tyus said. Board Chairman Rocky DeVon said his son benefited from the strategy last year in Tyus’ class. “He had a task to do and gave him something to focus on. I’m glad the first grade is going to start that... I’m excited to see it integrated and how it works with all the grade school.” In his Superintendent’s Report, Steve Quick said the board had met in a retreat at the Pastime Bar & Grill and talked a lot about student assessments. “This gave them a general idea

on who we’re doing compared to the rest of the state... there are some good results, but there are some gaps,” Quick said. The superintendent also reported that the main part of the elementary roof is finished with only a few items remaining. “We also opened the bids for the elementary gym roof and the lowest bid was for $108,000,” said Quick, who added the original bid was for between $155,000 and $156,000 and that was why it was separated out. “It seems it was well worth it to put out the gym bid separately,” said Quick. Work is continuing on installation of the new HVAC system at the high school where they are


More food and fun at the Okanogan County Fair Line up contains new entertainment, vendors BY GARY A. DEVON MANAGING EDITOR

OKANOGAN – While much is the same at the Okanogan County Fair for 2013, there are some new and expanded entertainment offerings this year, according to Gwendolyn Whitley, a member of the Fair Board for some 30 years. The county fair runs Thursday, Sept. 5 through Sunday, Sept. 8, with the gates open to the public on Thursday and Friday at 9 a.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 8 a.m. “We will continue to have one main entrance on the south side which is the pay gate, however people can also pay at the south gate near the racetrack. This is because it is so close to the track and people like to pay there as they are driv-

ing in to park,” said Whitley. “We feel this system, which was started last year, is a good one.” Once a person has paid they are then able to leave and reenter the fair with their pass at any of the gates, according to Whitley. She added that people showing exhibits can still do so for free and will be able to enter for free on the day they set up, but would have to pay to re-enter if they left the fairgrounds. “We have more food vendors this year and there are still a lot of local favorites that are back,” said Whitely. Okanogan County PUD has also moved their exhibit to a new location, which is closer to the racetrack. They have a demonstration planned for 11:30 a.m. on Thursday and 11 a.m. on Friday. In addition, there is some new entertainment lined up this year, according to Whitley. On Thursday, some of the entertainment includes Rowdy Refs at 10:30 a.m.


and Paul Isaak at 2 p.m. on the Main Stage. They’re back on stage at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. respectively. After the Royalty Pageant the Project 3:16 Band from the Oroville area will preform on the Main Stage. On Friday, it’s the Rowdy Refs at 10 a.m. and 1:15 p.m., Stoddard and Cole at 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on the Main Stage, followed by a possible appearance by Olivia de la Cruz at 7 p.m., Scott Krippayne finishes the night out at 8 p.m. New for this year will be the Dancing Horses, featuring Guillermo Hernandez from Rock Island, at 5:30 p.m. in the large arena. Also, there is a truck and tractor pull scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Grandstands. On Saturday, it’s Paul Isaak is on the Main Stage at 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. and Stoddard and Cole at 11:15 a.m., 2:45 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. The Dancing


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Heidi Wilson shows off her chicken, Rosie, which was originally named Joe. Find out more about Heidi, Rosie and a number of other area kids who will be at the Okanogan County Fair next week in our special county fair section.


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OHA presents Grassland Ecology tour, Sept. 14th


Don Gaytan to present talk, lead outdoor excursion in Chesaw Submitted by Julie Ashmore OHA Conservation Coordinator

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Crews from Spokane-based Potelco were stringing new fiber optic cable along Cherry Street in Oroville last Monday. The new cable is part an Okanogan County PUD project where 180 cable miles of fiber is being installed along Highway 97 from the Canadian Border to Pateros and along Highway 153 from Pateros to the Methow Valley. The project is being paid for through a $9 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) awarded to the PUD to bolster high speed broadband access in rural America. Along with the new fiber optic cable, 172 wifi modules, or outdoor access points, are being installed on power poles and one and a half mile intervals. Each of these modules will be connected to a fiber optic line and will provide access to broadband by customers who subscribe to Internet Service Providers (ISPs), retailers, who use the PUD system. Like the current PUD internet system, the PUD will act as wholesalers. “People will be able to subscribe to an ISP and connect to the module to gain access to broadband,” said John MacDonald, Network Engineer with the PUD. “We have tested the system and people can expect speeds up to 10 megabits a second from about three-quarters of a mile away from a module.” MacDonald said the network is being engineered in such a way that it will not be over-subscribed and slow down access. He said that if some areas have more subscribers a second module may be added in the area to prevent slow-downs from happening. “At this point we are running cable to about Veranda Beach on the east side of the lake and to the Canadian border on the west side,” said MacDonald. “We will be going from the north in Oroville to Pateros first, then from Pateros to the Methow.” He said there are also plans to run spurs along Havillah Road, up Swanson Mill Road, South Pine Creek and to Loomis, as well as to Wannacut Lake.

OVOC to begin rehearsals Submitted by Lynn Hoover OVOC Coordinator

OMAK - Okanogan Valley Orchestra and Chorus will begin rehearsals for the upcoming OVOC Orchestra and Chorus Fall Concert. Rehearsals will begin the week of Labor Day. Information is below:

Chorus, under the direction of Jonathan McBride, will meet every Monday at the Omak High School Band Room from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Rehearsals will begin on Monday, Sept. 2. (Note that the first choral rehearsal will be at the Community Presbyterian Church at the corner of Central and Birch, Omak.)

Orchestra, under the direction of Don Pearce, will meet every Tuesday at the Omak High School Band Room from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Rehearsals will begin Tuesday, Sept. 3. For more information, please contact Lynn Hoover, OVOC Coordinator, at 509-322-0261. Everyone is welcome!

Poet Laureate to visit Tonasket Submitted by Kimberly Fitzthum

Tonasket School District

TONASKET - Tonasket Elementary is excited to have Children’s Poet Laureate and author Kenn Nesbitt visit with our students the afternoon of Friday, Sept. 27. That evening, Mr. Nesbitt will give a presentation to families during a dinner theater hosted by Tonasket Middle School students. The dinner theater is a

fundraiser for the middle school students who are planning to visit Washington D.C. next summer. Students will have popcorn and beverages available for purchase if families want to attend without buying the meal. 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 6:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend whether or not they purchase meal tickets. Tickets for the meal will be

available at the following Tonasket locations: U.S. Bank, North Valley Hospital, Shannon’s Cafe & Deli, and the Tonasket Elementary School Library until Sept. 20. Contact Gail Morris or Kimberly Fitzthum at 486-4933 if you have any questions. If you would like to learn about Kenn Nesbitt, visit his website at Please show your support for the D.C. middle school students and join us for this wonderful family event.

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CHESAW Okanogan Highlands Alliance (OHA) announces an opportunity to learn from one of the region’s premier grass experts, Don Gayton, who will discuss our local grassland ecology and grass plant identification. Community members do not have to be botanists to enjoy this two-part indoor/outdoor event, as everyone from the greenhorn to the conversant will get something from Don’s wealth of knowledge. Topics covered will include grassland types, invasive plants, grazing and fire interactions, and simplified methods of identifying grasses. The indoor presentation will take place at the Chesaw Community Building at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 14. During this presentation, Don will provide a brief “flyover” visual description of Pacific Northwest Grasslands ecology and biogeography, and then focus on some of the key Pacific Northwest grass species. A simplified method of identification will be presented, based on four common grass tribes, and the group will then be guided through the basics of grass plant keying using the tribes as a guide. Everyone is welcome to attend the indoor presentation, and preregistration is required for the outdoor field trip, which will take place immediately afterward. The field trip will include two sites in the Okanogan Highlands and will build on the concepts introduced during the indoor presentation. This is the final outdoor Highland Wonders event of the 2013 season. Don Gayton, M.Sc., P.Ag., has extensive experience with our region’s grasslands and has published a number of technical articles about them. He is passionate about sharing his knowledge of our precious and endangered grasslands. Don is an award winning author. His books include The Wheatgrass Mechanism, Landscapes of the Interior, Interwoven Wild and Okanagan Odyssey. Stuart McLean describes him as having “the eye of a scientist and the soul of a poet.” Due to the nature of the outdoor part of this event, field trip participation is limited, and priority registration will be offered for OHA members. A waiting list will be generated on a firstcome, first-serve basis. To begin or renew your OHA membership and be first in line to register for the summertime events, please visit www.okanoganhighlands. org/support, or contact OHA for more information. To sign up for this event, email or call 509-4337893. OHA is a non-profit organization that works to educate the public on watershed issues. The Highland Wonders educational series features the natural his-

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Don Gaytan has extensive experience with our region’s grasslands and has published a number of technical articles about them. He will be speaking at OHA’s final Highland Wonders presentation of the season. tory of the Okanogan Highlands and surrounding areas. OHA’s Education Program, which is offered free of charge, is designed to build the capacity of the community to steward natural habitats

and resources by helping to develop an informed and empowered population. Donations are always welcome. Details are provided on OHA’s website:

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Airman Cody Swenson, a 2012 graduate from Oroville High School, completed his Air Force Basic Training and is attending Aerospace Medical training before reporting to duty at Anderson Air Force Base, Guam. Swenson is the son of Brian and Shannon Swenson of Oroville.


still waiting to drill the wells for the geothermal system. “We will probably transition from the old system to the new one in October, just before winter hits,” said Quick. The superintendent said the Crows Nest at the football field was also nearly completed. He expressed the district’s appreciation for all the volunteers that have been helping. One-to-One Computing, getting one computing devise into every students hands, one of the board’s goals for this year, is also getting closer to a reality. He said that the schools Technology Specialist, Ed Naillon had set up two new iPad Carts. “Ed has worked really hard to set up carts for both buildings,” said Quick. The superintendent also read a letter of appreciation from North Valley Community Schools for all the district does to aid that popular program. In their reports, High School Principal Kristen Sarmiento and Elementary School Principal Joan Hoehn told the board that there was a good turnout for the open house in both buildings earlier that evening. Sarmiento said she and Hoehn had attended training workshops on Teacher Principal Evaluation Project (TPEP), which is being implemented around the state. The board approved a large

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As part of their continuing effort to tour school district facilities, members of the Oroville School Board invited those at their Monday, Aug. 26 meeting to join them in the bus garage. Here Transportation Manager/Director Jim Bretz discusses the district’s latest bus purchase (bought new last year), a 78-passenger, rear-engined “pusher” International. Bretz told School Directors Rocky DeVon, Amy Wise and Travis Loudon, as well as Superintendent Steve Quick, that the bus has had wiring problems and has had to be repaired under warranty several times. “In fact, the bus didn’t even make it across the tracks on the (SR. 97) bridge the first time it went out,” said Bretz. In addition, Bretz pointed out that the district is replacing gravel garage floors with concrete one bay each year. consent agenda. Among the items approved was the resignation of Brett Fancher as the district’s Athletic Director and the hiring of Tam Hutchinson in that posi-

tion. Sarah Marlow was hired as Elementary School Counselor. Kelsey Bourn resigned as Assistant Girls Basketball Coach, Kelsey Cleveland resigned as a high school

teacher and Assistant Softball Coach and Eric Cleveland resigned as assistant high school wrestling coach. Kayla McKinney was hired as junior varsity volleyball coach.

School’s open; drive carefully Tips from AAA to help ensure kids and motorists make it home safely By Jennifer Cook AAA Washington

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The Community of Chesaw in the Okanogan Highlands opened the gates wide for Hot August Nights last Saturday. People were encouraged to show their classic and hot rod cars and trucks, tractors, golf carts and lawn mowers. Turnout was down from previous years, according to organizers, who feel a car show in Omak may have led to the lower participation.

BELLEVUE - In 2011, 521 pedestrians ages 0-19 were injured in collisions and seven were killed in Washington, according to WSDOT data. As summer draws to a close, more than 1.1 million Washington  children are getting ready to head back to the classroom.  AAA urges drivers to be aware of increased child

pedestrian activity and to be extra cautious when backing out of driveways and parking spots in school  zones and neighborhoods, especially during the morning and afternoon hours. “As schools become more active with children, it is critical that drivers take extra precaution and adhere to the 20 mile-per-hour speed limit in school zones,” said Jennifer Cook, senior manager of Corporate Communications at AAA Washington. “The afternoon hours are particularly dangerous, with more than onefourth of child pedestrian fatalities occurring between 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.  during the last decade.” As the start of a new school year begins, AAA urges you to be on the

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while driving. 3. Come to a complete stop. Research shows that more than one-third of drivers roll through stop signs in school zones or neighborhoods. Always come to a complete stop and check for children on sidewalks and in crosswalks before proceeding. 4. Plan for extra time.  With  school  in session there are more child pedestrians and children riding bicycles on streets and sidewalks. Drive slowly and choose alternate routes to avoid school zones if possible. For more  school  zone driving tips, visit AAA’s “School’s Open - Drive Carefully” page at: http://

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COUNCIL | FROM A1 testimony. “After reading this I could not see where a new antenna really substantially changes the appearance... shape of the tower. When I weigh the benefits I think the antenna still is minimal and serves the greater good,” said Councilman Naillon. He later added, “And remember as part of our original CUP in 2009 we made them reserve space (inside the tower) for additional carriers.” “My understanding this is for data,” said Councilman Neal, pointing out that Verizon’s application keeps referring to cellular and not data, which are two different services. “It will increase the availability of 4G LTE in our area, which is much faster than just 4G,” said Naillon, who then moved to adopt the planning commission’s findings and approve the CUP. The CUP was approved with all council members voting for it with the exception of Neal who voted against. Neal said he felt this too would set a bad precedent – a company agreeing to adhere to very specific conditions and then coming back to ask for those conditions to be changed dramatically. “Once we let them attach one thing to the outside I think we open up the door to them attaching whatever they want... we specified all the equipment had to be internal for a reason,” said Neal. “It doesn’t really benefit the people living in Oroville, who we are supposed to protect. However it probably will benefit the greater community... but they want to do it this way only because it is costing them less money than finding another way.”

The pads weren’t popping just yet, but high school football practice was underway last week as Tonasket and Oroville looked toward their first games of the season, Sept. 6. Conditioning and drills were the name of the game during the first few days of practice. Girls soccer, volleyball and cross country practice all start up this week. Above, Tonasket assistant coach Shawn Rader gives some pointers to the Tigers’ linemen during practice last Friday morning. Right, Dustin Nigg (front) and Luke Kindred helped set the pace for the Hornets during one of their evening practices.

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Big catches at Liar’s Cove Submitted by Gene Bussell

ATVs on City Roads? The council discussed a community report on allowing ATVs on city streets, a request made by the county ATV club. “Personally, I want to hold off until I see how the lawsuit pending against the county turns out,” said Mayor Spieth. Councilwoman Roley agreed with the mayor and Naillon said he thought that was a reasonable approach. “That one suit against roadways with speed limits over 35 miles per hour would eliminate all the connections with Oroville to the hills,” added Jones. Transfer of Allocated Funds While Oroville had planned on transferring $106,000 in allocated transportation funds to the Olympia Port Authority, the city got a call about from the state asking if the city would rather transfer the funds to Spokane’s Felts Field for the operation of the control tower there. Hart made a motion to transfer the funds that the city cannot use at this time to the airport instead and it was seconded by Neal and passed. “Better they stay here in Eastern Washington than Western Washington,” said Roley. Steven Johnson, Oroville’s Airport Services Manager agreed, saying there was a greater need, in his opinion, for funding the control tower which had been threatened with defunding by the federal government because of sequestration. The control tower not only helps with air traffic control at the smaller Felts Field, but also for Spokane International.

Cantwell, Joan Cool and Barbara Drummond. It was also noted that there still had been no reply to the mayor’s letter to Oroville School Superintendent Steve Quick about the district cutting down trees within the city’s right of way.

Dog Pound Contract Cancelled Oroville Police Chief Clay Warnstaff notified the council that the contractor working with Oroville for animal services has cancelled their contract. “Nourishing Hands has agreed to take over and provide the same services,” said Warnstaff. “I think we will have to see some sort of written agreement with them before we can approve them,” said Mayor Spieth. Grant Denied Oroville’s application for a grant to do a study to establish income levels on both sides of the lake in order to determine a rate structure for city services was denied, according to Branch. “West lake is going to take about $7 million just to get up to our (the city’s) standards, while the east side has already developed to our standards,” said Branch, who added that the city would have to do some sort of study eventually as it continues to serve people living outside the city limits.

Tree Board The council approved a move to increase the number of people on the Tree Board from nine to 11. Two of the members, Branch and Roley, would be “ex-officio” non-voting members, however. “We have a great group of folks there,” said Branch. The mayor appointed the new tree board which is made up of Branch, Roley, Lynn and Lee Chapman, Victoria Hinze, Marcy King, Dolly Engelbretson, Mike

Old Tire Collection A one-time state Department of Ecology recycling program will take place in late October. Ecology has asked the city for space to park one or more 28 foot trailers so that used tires can be collected from the public, including used agricultural tires, according to Clerk Jones. This would not include tires from commercial businesses, however. The collection would take place over a two to three day period, said Jones. “There would also be what they call ‘milk runs’ to pick up from areas that have 100 or more tires. They will also have sites in Tonasket and Omak and there will be additional information given out in a fair booth at the county fair,” said Jones. “The staff felt it would be really good for our area, not just inside town, but also the surrounding area.” A tentative date for collection of Monday, Oct. 28 and Tuesday, Oct. 29 was approved by the council.

Carnival starts on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 3 p.m. and continues until closing. On Sunday the carnival starts at 10 a.m. until the fairgrounds close at 3 p.m. “There are also several commercial vendors attending again this year, including Washington Tractor (formerly Hamilton Farm Equipment), Okanogan Truck and Tractor, Burrough’s Equipment, Sunrise Chevrolet, Prince’s, Lee Franks and Nulton Irrigation to name a few,” said Whitley. Perhaps the biggest changes will be some of the entertainment scheduled for the fair, according

to Whitley. The price of entrance to the fair is $8 Thursday through Saturday, with Sunday entrance at $5. A four- day pass is $20 and a one day family pass (two adults, three children) is $25. Kids under fiveyears-old are free. Whitley predicts it will be sunny and in the eighties for the fair, but wouldn’t be adverse to a little rain. “Just as long as we don’t have any wind she said. For a full list of fair happenings see the Gazette-Tribune’s special Fair Tab included in this week’s newspaper.

Fair | FROM A1 Horses are back during intermission at the rodeo and Olivia de la Cruz is also scheduled for 7:45 p.m., but that’s unconfirmed as of Aug. 23, on the Main Stage. Then there will be a band finishing out Saturday on the Main Stage from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday starts out with Cowboy Church at 9:30 a.m., a Parade of Champions at 10 a.m., Paul Isaak on the Main Stage at 10:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. and the Royalty Coronation at 2 p.m. Throughout the fair Penelope the Clown will be entertaining around the fairgrounds each day as well. The Davis Shows Northwest

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CONCONULLY - Fishing has slowed, they are still catching some trout and we had two couples catch their limit of kokanee last week. They were using white marshmallow and worms. I had some young bass fisherman this week end who did a good job catching bass off of the dock. The two brothers, Cales and Garritt Thrush from Yakima, WA, caught these nice keepers using nightcrawler two cranks off of the bottom. The bass weight 2.3 lbs. They also caught a few smaller trout.

PNW Trail Chris Branch then gave a presentation on the various online trail links for the Pacific Northwest Trail, many with information and photographs of the Similkameen Trail, with its trailhead in Oroville, and the Whistler Canyon Trail, with it’s trailhead just south of town. “As you can see here on Facebook and on the other trail sites, many people are sharing what they know about our local trails,” said Branch. He added that several other cities in the county, like Omak and Okanogan, have developed community trails along the river

in their towns, as a way of linking them to the Okanogan Trails Scenic Byway. “I had no idea they had that many sites online,” said Mayor Spieth.


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New fiber optic system stimulating No matter what they say the Obama’s Stimulus Plan was working for our economy. Just like the New Deal was working for Roosevelt during the Great Depression. When people got worried we were spending too much and shut off the tap, that’s when the things started to slump. Fortunately for us in Okanogan County, our Public Utility District was able to secure a $9 million grant (see page A2) from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), or as it is better known “The Stimulus.” While many in the Republican Party have railed against the act and promised to refuse money from it, several examples of it’s most ardent proponents can be seen posing with those giant checks or cutting ribbons for one project or another in their state that was paid for through this “dirty” money. I’m overjoyed that our PUD is is the recipient of part of this filthy lucre. It means that more Out of people in rural America, us, will be able to conMy Mind nect to broadband internet and participate in the Gary A. DeVon technological boom that can help lift us all out of this recession. I’m in the “if you must spend money spend money, spend it here” camp – not too proud to want it or too foolish not to accept it. You’ve got to spend money to make money is a tenant of business – if you can spend someone else’s money even better. Like John MacDonald, a Network Engineer for the PUD, the new fiber optic cable being strung at the wifi access points every mile and a half is exciting news. Personally I was on the old “PUD System” and it was great at first, but then it started slowing down and the cost to get higher speeds seemed too much. Then I switched to Qwest DSL (now CenturyLink) after vowing to never have anything to do with them when I cut off their phone line and went VOIP at a fraction of what they charge. I went with them because I was tired of slow broadband speeds and they promised up to 7mb. I never quite got that, but at first it was pretty good. That is until everyone seemed to be trying to use the internet at once and things have slowed way down. You can’t get any higher speed so I felt I was stuck, short of paying more for a fiber optic cable right to the house, just like we have at the office. No way I could justify that to watch Netflix and surf the net. So I’m hoping all those within three-quarters of a mile of a module will be able to get reliable speeds that won’t slow down just because more people subscribe. If things work out the way the PUD plans I might just get my wish.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Supporting Brian Dansel for Senate Dear Editor, On June 17th, Okanogan County Farm Bureau hosted a Seventh Legislative District Senate Candidate Debate (video online). At the end of the debate, I myself asked the candidates if they supported mandatory community service for high school students. Mike Brunson and Brian Dansel both opposed man-

datory community service. John Smith clearly supported it. The candidate’s statements were also published in the Omak newspaper. Later I was copied on an email between John Smith and blogger Lynn Stuter. Lynn asked Smith the following, “I’m given to understand that, at a recent forum, you indicated that the state has the right to force public school students to perform community service. Is this correct? If so, please provide a constitutional reference for this.” Smith’s reply,

“No, that statement is not correct. On the contrary, at a public forum I expressed my wishes to require schools to highly recommend volunteer service to students.” Lynn then followed up attaching the newspaper article covering the debate as well as Roger Harnack’s editorial, “Please comment on the two attached articles, concerning the forum referenced below. Both of these articles state you support mandatory community service.” Lynn, to my knowledge, has yet to receive a reply. As a Farm Bureau member


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Live in awesome community Dear Editor, Molson Grange #1069 would like to say a great big thank you to everyone who made our fund raising dinner such a huge success. The set up crew, the cleanup crew, all who bought tickets and attended, all the businesses who sold tickets for us, all the generous donations, grangers, non-grangers, church volunteers, and especially Linda and Dave Darrow and Linda’s cousin Diane, without everyone’s involvement we could never have done it. The end results, besides the full bellies and the time for friends to visit, will go a long way to help us with our new roof. We live in an awesome community and if you don’t believe that, just look at what we were able to do through all of you. We simply can’t thank everyone enough. Molson Grange #1069 Members

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who asked the very question, there was no discussion in terms of “voluntary.” The question was in regards to “mandatory” community service. A lie or incompetence? Either way, John Smith has shown his stripes. Please join me in supporting Brian Dansel for Seventh Legislative District Senator. Pam Leslie Tonasket



A retired police/medevac pilot, I flew countless patients. One was a hooker knifed in a turf fight with another streetwalker. After her successful recovery she sued the county for $20K claiming our paramedics had stolen her $12K diamond ring. (The other $8K was for “pain and suffering”.) No curb-level streetwalker in the known universe owns a $12K rock, and she’d be suicidal to wear it where junkies would cut her finger off for it. The plaintiff would have had to prove she wore such a ring, its appraised value, and that the county paramedics took it off her. Strike three, she’s out. End of story. Almost. County bean counters calculated that defending the lawsuit to its inevitable successful verdict would cost the county $15K. So they settled with the hooker and her attorney for $5K. The attorney took a third plus several hundred more for his ‘expenses’ merely for filing intention to sue, perhaps 20 minutes of time and a few pennies of paper plus a token filing fee. The hooker got what was left. Who paid the $5K? The county taxpayers of course. Only in America. This precise scenario is not only not unusual, it is a daily mass-scam industry done on a scale of billions of dollars ultimately bled from the public annually. Plaintiffs’ lawyers know perfectly well how the equation works and so there are many thousands of wealthy American attorneys who got that way suing while never once seeing a courtroom. They just file and collect. This goes on across the American civil justice system from streetwalkers and ambulance chasers, through medical malpractice litigation, to massive nationwide tort piracy mills where private-jet lawyers get billions from mega-pocket indi-

viduals, corporations, cities, states and the federal government. Only in America. Yes there are fine American lawyers who altruistically seek justice for the suffering, money be damned. I personally know both of them. Regardless, the reality of overwhelming parasitic tort piracy in America is because merely defending one’s self successfully in an American lawsuit usually costs the defendant far more than paying off an extorted settlement. This travesty is because a winning defendant in an American lawsuit must almost always foot his own lawsuit costs, which are too often a bankrupting prospect. In every western democracy - except America - the losing plaintiff in a lawsuit must automatically pay the winning defendant’s costs obtaining from the suit. Yet here in the land of the free merely filing suit may break someone, for they often cannot afford to defend themselves, even successfully. Only in America. In local terms touching all of us, if it were necessary to pay the Okanogan County PUD ratepayers back the (upwards of) $10M cost them in attorney fees, legal costs, lost revenue, outages and increased construction and material costs over twelve years of litigation, do you suppose the plaintiffs would have sued to obstruct the Pateros-Twisp electric line? If, as it appears so far, the plaintiffs do lose, those ... ratepayer citizens ... will still pay that $10M+. Save your arguments about the merits of the PUD case - they’re irrelevant here. This issue is why does the public have to pay multiple millions of dollars (in one lonesome outback county alone) so environmental activists (or anyone) can sue them for years, even when the plaintiffs lose? If Moe brings a lawsuit against Larry plac-

ing Larry in a scenario that could cost him his home or business, or bankrupt him with attorney fees, legal costs, lost time, lost revenue and other grief, then why is it not patently fair that Moe pay Larry’s losses if the court says sorry, Moe, your case doesn’t cut it? Why should Larry be grievously harmed by Moe’s litigation when it does not prevail on the evidence? There’s a simple fix to the atrocious tort pirate rape of America that would stop the annual hemorrhaging of untold billions in citizen blood dollars into the Indigent Lawyers Yacht Fund. Require all plaintiffs in all lawsuits to first obtain a bond guaranteeing payment of the defendant’s costs and damages from the lawsuit if the defendant prevails. The plaintiff can ask the court to include the bond fee in his recovery if he prevails. What could be fairer? The tort piracy lobby spends many millions yearly to protect their golden leech uniquely feeding from American veins, mostly to elect - yep - lawyers to political office, so this bond plan will not be toasted at lawyer watering holes. Many creative dollar-sign excuses and statistics will be mounted in its defense, but... still... only in America. If enough of us tell our elected officials and candidates that we flat will not vote for them if they do not enact this reasonable, affordable, ethical, lawsuit bond plan, then ... it could happen. It is certainly long overdue... if only in America. William Slusher is an author with a little horse ranch on the Okanogan River. His latest novel just out is “Shepherd of the Wolves - Redux, Not Your Mommy’s Book Club Selection.” Mr. Slusher can be insulted and complained to at

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Okanogan Valley Life

Celebrations of life’s moments and passings A gathering of friends and relatives met at Oroville’s Deep Bay Park, Saturday afternoon, Aug. 17, to help Joy Lawson celebrate her upcoming 80th birth date. What a beautiful setting for such an occasion and the weather was perfect and the musicians from Oroville and Canada provided entertainment for those present. I wonder why other countries can’t get together socially and have good times like the above mentioned? This is a bit early to remind you folks of the next American Red Cross Blood Draw, which will be held at the United Methodist Church, Wednesday, Sept. 4 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Address is 908 Fir St. I’ll continue to reprint the date, as the time draws near. It has been pointed out to me that

Election Results Submitted by Daralyn Hollenbeck NCW Blue Star Mothers

We are grateful as Operation Enduring Freedom winds down scaling back large scale hostilities that have put so many of our communities’ children in harm’s way. We watch with apprehension, however, as other hot spots in the world flare up. Being a military mom can be wearing and is definitely a personal journey. In the midst of high level of stress, we tend to behave like a body going into shock: we pull back all energy and blood supplies from the extremities to make sure the vital organs - our nucleus families - are amply supplied. I broke out of that inward cycle by finding a road that lead outward: service in the NCW Blue Star Mothers. You can, too, by reaching out to others for both

BLUE STAR MOTHERS your and their benefit. The NCW BSM helps us to stay afloat and is important to keep that lifering available for those families who may find themselves sending their children off to upcoming conflicts. Many local military men and women are coming to the end of their terms and discharging. We celebrate with them and their families as they leave our purview of responsibility and become veterans. But until all our sons and daughters are home, we continue our support and vigil. Daralyn Hollenbeck, mother a 9-year Airman from Chesaw, will continue with in the role of president. Georgie Berry, mother of a 12-year Sailor from Tonasket, will continue as Vice President. Julie Conkle, mother of an 8-year Airman from Tonasket, will continue as Secretary. Georgia

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On Aug. 12 after the Annual Family Pot Luck at the home of Audrey Holmes there was a meeting to elect new officers. They are Betty Holmes, President; Wesley Taylor, Vice President; and Pam Burton, Treasurer. A secretary has not yet been nominated. A sympathy card was given to Pam Burton and family whose mother Lola Burton , a garden

Bring in donations of warm clothing Submitted by Lyle Anderson Tonasket Eagles #3002

Well the weather has cooled a little bit lately, so we hope you have been able to get outside and enjoy the weather. Remember that you need your purple door card now to get into the building, also stop on by and renew your dues if you haven’t already. Each Thursday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. through Nov 14, Bonnie Jean from Free Warm Wear will be here to accept clothing donations. If you have any

our local post office is not as clean as it might be. And that the lawns are not as green as they might be. To those that have stolen gas and sprinklers from the facility, shame on you! Several obituaries in last week’s paper and most all of them friends of ours for a lot of years. Ethel Scott lived in Oroville with her husband, Ed, raising their two sons here and operating the Ford Motor Co. and gas station. They later moved to California to be near their children during their sunset years. Our local airport is named Dorothy Scott Field, as her father was instrumental back in the early days getting an airport here. She was a twin sister to Ed and was ferrying planes during World War II and was killed while doing so, so it was only fitting that she

club member, passed away on July 22. The Tonasket Garden Club and the Wauconda Womens Club joined together on Aug. 15 at the Bonaparte State Park for a memorial and a pot luck at 10 a.m. The group shared pictures and memories of Lola and they will go into Pam’s memory book. Lola worked hard for our club and was very gifted in making all kinds of crafts and sharing her

TONASKET EAGLES warm clothing that you never use any more come on by and donate them to help those that are in need of warm clothing for the winter. There will be bingo this Friday at 7 p.m., so swing by and get that dauber and get ready for a great time. The kitchen will be open at 5:30 p.m. for those fantastic hamburgers and fries, along with other food items. There will not be any karaoke this Saturday due to there being a band on Sunday, Sept. 1. On Sunday at 1 p.m. we will have our pinochle tournament and it is a great time for all. Our steak feed will be Sunday, Sept. 1 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. There are great

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be given the honor. but well known in the community. He And then the lovely, blonde, Grace was a surveyor, who took his job very (Barnes) Black was once again brought to seriously, as he did his pinochle games. our minds, with her passing. She and her He never seemed that he really liked sister, the late Helene Bergh, the business of farming, but liked to keep their ages primaybe that was because vate, but you can’t hide them I didn’t know him well from classmates, ladies! They enough. Never the less, he were two special people and will be missed by those who could make you buy someknew him and especially by thing from their dress shop, his wife, Judy, and the grandwhen you didn’t even want it, children. with their banter and telling I have mentioned Irene folks, “it was meant for you.” Manuel in other issues, but Stories of their growing up will repeat that she was a in the local, small town will special lady to me, and I’m THIS & THAT so sorry I missed her final never be forgotten. Then, Mr. Fireman himself, Joyce Emry memorials, due to conflicting Sam Koepke. A most dedidates of those and my youngcated man in whatever job he est granddaughters wedding. might hold. Sam had been in declining Vickie Reese was much too young to health for some time and he will truly be die and a big void will be felt in her family. missed by his devoted grandchildren and Bill Greene has returned to his own other family. Thanks Sam, for all the fires home, after getting the go ahead from you helped extinguish, as well as being his Dr. and with help and time, should an all around good guy. progress nicely. Amos Coffelt, not such an old timer, Was told by one of the members, that

Nelson, mother of a 14-year Airman from Oroville, will serve as Financial Secretary. Karen Hicks, mother of a 7-year Guard, will serve as Treasurer this year. I thank each of you. Our 2013-2014 Membership Drive is in full swing. For membership details contact Georgie Berry at or go online to and join Chapter WA3 there. 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 ncw.bluestars@ or call Daralyn at 509-485-2906. knowledge with others. She will always be in our hearts. The Wauconda Women’s Club and the Tonasket Garden Club will join again at the Wauconda Grange Hall on Sept. 21 for a benefit dinner and Bingo to help Jan Smith with her medical expenses. The dinner will be $5.00 at 5 p.m. and Bingo afterwards will be $10 at 6 p.m. A fall clean-up of the flower beds in town will be done soon and a date chosen. The next meeting will be at Barie Colbert’s at 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 9. We encourage guests and new members to attend. The number to call for time and place is (509) 223-3427. steaks, along with a baked potato and salad for $10. Following the dinner at 8 p.m. the band Bad Habits will be here to entertain us, so get those dancing shoes out and come hear one of the best bands in the county. Pinochle scores from last Sunday are as follows: Julie Hovland and Lyle Anderson took home first place and Dave Russell and Ken Hovland snatched up second place. Low score of the day went to Dale Byers and Cindy Jones. The last pinochle of the day was yelled out by Duane and Bev Wilson. We wish all those that may be ill a speedy recovery to good health. God bless all. The Biggest Little Eagles in the state.

there will be apple pies, again, at the Catholic Church. Dates and times will be announced at a later date. Last Saturday many friends, classmates, and family gathered at the home of Richard and Barbara Forrester to help them celebrate their 60th Wedding Anniversary, with some coming great distances for the wonderful occasion. A well planned buffet was held for those in attendance, with some sitting poolside to enjoy the variety of foods while others found a shady spot where tables and chairs had been placed. A unique parking lot for the many vehicles was between the rows of young apple trees. It was good to see that Webb Hallauer, close family member, was able to be present, as he nears his 100th birth date. Life is not always the way it’s supposed to be. But it’s the way it is. The way we cope with it is what makes the difference. And Life is too short to be anything but happy! Watch out for the kids, who may not be watching out for your cars. School has started for another session.

Community Bulletin Board Tonasket Farmers’ Market

TONASKET - Tonasket Farmers Market is held on Thursdays, from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. The next market is 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.

Using Pressure Canner

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 publications and handouts. For more info contact Margaret A. Viebrock at (509) 745-8531 or viebrock@wsu. edu.

Emergency 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.

Oroville Farmers’ Market

OROVILLE - The Oroville Farmers’ Market is Saturday, Aug. 31, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Oroville Community Library located at 1276 Main St. Purchase art, crafts, plant starts, fresh baked goods and tamales plus the best produce on the planet. The Oroville Farmers’ Market continues each Saturday through October 26 and new vendors are welcome. Call (509) 476-2662 for more information.

Music at the Market

OROVILLE - The Oroville Public Library will host “Music at the Market” each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. during the Farmers’ Market season. The next Music at the Market is Saturday, Aug. 31, 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.

Farmers Flea Market/Yard Sale 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.

Quilt Show in Molson

MOLSON - The Second Annual Quilt Show in Molson will take place on Saturday, Aug. 31 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Quilters will be displaying patriotic quilts and military memorabilia from all branches of service. Many of the quilts were created from the proceeds of last years quilt show. Those that would like to like to donate a quilt should contact Vicky Didenhover. Quilts will be on display for peoples’ viewing pleasure, but there will also be a selection of quilts and other sewing related items for sale. Those with sewing related items that would like to have a table to sell items and/or would like to display a quilt at the show contact Didenhover at (509) 485-3020.

Blood Drive at Tonasket

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.

Photographer to talk on Matsura

TONASKET - The Okanogan County Historical Society’s A Priceless Legacy: Honoring Frank Matsura lecture series will continue when photographer Al Camp presents “Looking Through the Lens.” The lecture will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at the Tonasket Community Cultural Center, 411 S. Western Ave. It is free and open to the public. His lecture will include what it might have been like for Frank S. Matsura to photograph our county and the people living here from 1903 to 1913. What technology and techniques he might have used to obtain the results we see in his photos? The fifth in a series of six lectures, lecture will give some insights into how Matsura saw the region through his camera’s lens.


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Poet Laureate at TMS Benefit

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.

Food Banks

TONASKET - The Tonasket food bank operates every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Sarge’s Burger Bunker, 101 Hwy. 97 N. For more information contact Jack Gavin at (509) 486-2480. OROVILLE - The Oroville food bank operates every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., excluding holidays, in the basement of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. For more information, call Jeff Austin at (509) 476-3978 or Sarah Umana at (509) 476-2386. Editor’s Note: Our Community Bulletin Board generally allows listing your event for up two weeks prior to the day it occurs. If space allows it may be included prior to the two week limit. However, our online calendar at allows the event to be listed for much longer periods. Please include day, date, time and location, as well as a for further information phone number. You may place an event on the online calendar by going to our website and clicking on the “Add an Event” button on the homepage. Once your request is submitted, it can take up to 48 hours for the event to appear on the calendar. Online submissions don’t always go into the hardcopy edition, so it helps if they are also submitted to us at or at Gazette-Tribune, P.O. Box 250, Oroville, WA. 98844. G.A.D.


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CITY OF BONES Action/Adventure/

Drama Starring Lily Collins, Jamie 130min PG13 Fri.6:45 & 9:45 * Campbell Bower,OLIVER Lena Headey.THEATRE Sat. *3:45,6:45, 9:45.Sun.*3:45,6:45. Wkdys 6:45. September, 2013 Programme

Sat. Showtimes at 7:00 & 9:10 p.m.



Regular Showtimes


Sun.-Mon.-Tues.-Thurs...7:30 P.M. Fri.-Sat.................7:00 & 9:00 P.M.

Enjoy your evening out, taking in a movie at the Oliver Theatre!

(Unless otherwise stated)

Phone 250-498-2277

Visit our website

109min R

Oliver, B.C.

Sat. - Sun. - Mon. - Tues. Sept. 21 - 22 - 23 - 24 Showtimes on Sat. at 7:00 & 9:10 p.m.

Thurs. - Fri. - Sat. Sept. 5 - 6 - 7 Showtimes on Sat. at 7:00 & 9:10 p.m.

Starts Friday. Action/Drama. Sci-Fi Starring Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley Fri.6:45, 9:30. Sat. *4:00,6:45, 9:30. Sun. *4:00,6:45. WkdysClosed 6:45. Violence, coarse language.

Sun. - Mon. - Tues., Thurs.

Sept. 8 - 9 - 10, 12

Violence, coarse language.

Percy Jackson Sea of Monsters (re-opens Sept. 13)

Fri. - Sat. - Sun. - Mon. - Tues. Sept. 13 - 14 - 15 - 16 - 17 Showtimes on Fri. & Sat. at 7:00 & 9:10 p.m.

Thurs. - Fri. - Sat. Sept. 26 - 27 - 28

Adventure/Family.Fantasy Starring 106min PG Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario. Douglas Smith. Fri: 7:00 & 9:30. Sat. *4:00,7:00, 9:30 Violence.

Sun. *4:00,7:00. Wkdys: 7:00

There will also be a matinee of this show on the Sat. at 2:00 p.m. All seats $6.00 for the matinee.

Sun. - Mon. - Tues.

Sept. 29 - 30, Oct. 1

Coarse and sexual language.

For more information contact BPA project manager Sandra Fife at 503-230-3678 or safife@ You can also call toll free 800-622-4519.


Sat. Showtimes at 7:00 & 9:10 p.m.


The Bonneville Power Administration intends to fund the purchase of three properties in Okanogan County, Wash. They include the 13-acre Aeneas Creek Spring, the 40-acre Salmon Creek Meadow and the 154-acre Salmon Creek Pond properties. When the purchases are complete, the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation will own and manage the property for fish and wildlife conservation purposes and BPA will receive a conservation easement to ensure that the habitat values on the property are always protected.


Sat. - Sun. Show

Thurs. - Fri. Sept. 19 - 20

Adult $8.50

Matinee $6.00

Child $6.00

No children under age 4 admitted unless film is G rated. No one under 17 admitted to R rated films without their own parent. Photo ID required. Violence.

Coarse language.

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Okanogan Valley Life OBITUARIES Lois Elaine Torres, 66 peacefully passed away in her sleep June 17, 2013, at her Longview home. She was born to Irving F. Bayley and Ruth Kimber July 5, 1946 in Spokane. Lois was an active member of New Life Fellowship Lois Torres and served as a Sunday school teacher for more than 20 years. She also ministered to people by visiting those who were in the hospital and organized meals for people who were ill or had lost a loved one. Lois enjoyed cooking, laughing and spending time with her grandchildren. She had a heart full of love and anyone who came her way received a hug and an “I love you.” She was a pillar of strength and a great example of her Lord’s grace an compassion. Lois is survived by her husband of 40 years, Rick Torres; three children, Laurie (Yves) Vors, John (Darcy) Torres and Cara (Jerome) Warner; eight grandchildren, Emilie Vors, Deven Torres, Matthew Chenoweth, Jake Torres, Micah Chenoweth, Jade Vors, Abigail Warner and Ethan Warner; five siblings, Irving Bayley, Janet Burton, Mark Bayley, Steve Bayley and Dan Jack; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was proceeded in death by her parents; her stepmother, Gladys (Jack) Bayley and a stepbrother, Allen Jack. A celebration of her life is planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday at New Life Fellowship with Pastor Tony Ward officiating. Viewings are planned from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Steele Chapel. Private interment will take place at Longview Memorial Park. Please sign the guest book at

Bruce Cool

Bruce Russell Cool, age 72, passed away peacefully Sunday morning August 25, 2013 with his wife Joan and his favorite dog Gracie, at his side. He was born August 27, 1940 in Seattle, Wash., the son of Withers and Helen Cool. Bruce had been a long time resident of Oroville, Wash., having arrived in 1971 to run Bruce Cool his father’s gypsum fertilizer plant, Agro Minerals, where he was owner and operator for 35 years. Bruce was very active in his community. He was an avid token member of the Oroville Streetscape (he said he just did whatever all of the girls told him to do). He was also proud to be a member of the Cruise-In Club and some of his happiest times were spent in his 1957 Chevrolet Convertible dragging Main Street in Oroville. He was also a member of Aurora Lodge #201 Oroville, El Katif Shrine,

Spokane, and Okanogan County Shrine Club. Bruce had a fun personality and quick wit. He was always trying to make everyone laugh and feel comfortable. He loved his annual gambling trips to Jackpot, Nevada with those crazy Cockle boys. You could always find Bruce in his favorite WSU Cougar hat and t-shirt. Bruce is survived by his wife of 45 years, Joan, daughter Kim, her husband Jon, and two very special grandsons, Jack and Nolan. His brother, Rob Cool and wife Lynn and his sister Carolyn Hickerson and his five favorite nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at the Cool home on Saturday, August 31 at 11 a.m., 70 Boundary Point Road in Oroville followed by a luncheon and celebration of life. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Oroville Streetscape or to Frontier Home Health and Hospice.

James E. Shove James E. Shove, age 82, passed peacefully in his home with family at his side on August 20, 2013. Jim was born on February 5, 1931 to Ira H. and Dorothy A. (Leese) Shove in Rathdrum, Idaho. His parents moved to Wash i ng ton when Jim was very young. They lived in the Moses Meadow area until it was Jim Shove time for Jim to attend school. The family moved to Omak where Jim graduated from Omak High School in 1949. He served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1951 until his honorable discharge in 1954. After serving in the Navy Jim made California his home for the next 11 years of his life. He married Agnes I. Miller in Sacramento, CA on May 31, 1959.  Both Jim and Agnes worked for Aero Jet General Corp. in California for ten years. He and Agnes moved back to Omak in 1965. Upon their move Jim worked for the Omak Lumber Mill in the woods department for 27 years, retiring in 1993. Aside from his work in the lumber industry Jim was well known as an avid horseman. He raised and trained horses for much of his life as well as being an excellent farrier for 22 years. Personal interests also included fishing, horseback riding, and very few held the knowledge and love for country western artists and their music as did Jim. He married Emily R. Jim Shove Carlton July 17, 2004 in Omak. Jim is survived by his wife Emily and one brother, Delmar L. Shove and wife Sallye, as well as several nieces and nephews in addition to his step children, Dennis (Nancy) Carlton of Omak;

Gary (Claire) Carlton of Madras, OR.; and Deanna (Greg) Tangen of Sandpoint, ID. Jim was loved and adored by his 7 step grandchildren and 10 great grand-children. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Betty Taylor and brother Raymond Shove. Services will be held 11 the Omak Community Presbyterian Church, 9 South Birch, Omak, WA on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of Okanogan Co., the American Cancer Society, or a charity of choice. Precht-Harrison-Nearents Chapel and the Okanogan Co. Crematory LLC are caring for the arrangements.


Sandra Rasmussen Financial Advisor

32 N Main St. Suite A Omak, WA 98841 509-826-1638 Member SIPC Reported by Edward Jones

Next week, we observe Labor Day. A federal holiday since 1894, Labor Day celebrates the achievements of American workers — people, like yourself, who work hard for their money. But to make progress toward your long-term financial goals, you need to do more than just earn money — you have to invest it wisely. And that takes work, too. Fortunately, there’s no real mystery to the types of labor in which you’ll need to engage to become a good investor. Here are a few suggestions: Work to make investing a priority. Many people delay investing until they “have a better handle” on their finances. But these good intentions frequently go unfulfilled because there will always be something else on which to spend one’s money. To work toward your important goals, such

Work to understand what’s in your portfolio. Some investors aren’t certain about what investments they own — and this uncertainty can lead to poor decision-making if it becomes necessary to make changes. So make sure you know what’s in your portfolio — and why. Work to keep your portfolio current with your goals. Even if you know why you initially purchased certain investments and how they fit into your portfolio, you can’t put things on “autopilot.” Over time, your goals may evolve, which means you’ll need to be vigilant in working with your financial advisor to adjust your portfolio accordingly. Work to diversify your holdin gs. No matter where you are in your life, you will still need to diversify your portfolio by owning a variety of investments — stocks,

By Dolly Engelbretson

success with the children and adults asking questions. The wind was a little bit of a problem but everything went pretty well otherwise. Plans are underway to have a Spaghetti Dinner on Oct. 12. The Hairston’s will be host and hostess for the event using Ralph Patterson’s fabulous sauce recipe. On Nov. 2, the first weekend in November, will be our annual bazaar. I saw Bob Hirst the other day and he was making suggestions for the luncheon. More on these events later.

Oroville Senior Center

Arnie Marchand, local author of “They I Heard it” and story teller, will be retelling stories from his Okanogan Elders, and how the book came about. This should be interesting for all ages.This will be on Aug. 31 at Oroville’s Osoyoos Lake Veterans Memorial Park at 3 p.m. The event at the park on August 17 with Lisa Lindsay and the Okanogan Wildlife League was a

Pinochle Scores for Nov. 17: Neoma Vandiver won the door prize; Most pinochles was won by Clayton Emry; High woman scorer was Mary Lou Barnett; high man scorer was Ed Craig. Pinochle Scores for Nov. 24: Mary Lemmond has been visiting with Doris Hughes and Evelyn Dull for the past few days and even joined us for pinochle on Saturday. Welcome! The door prize was won by Danny Weitrick; most pinochles was won by Judy Ripley who had three and was also high scoring woman for the evening; Ed Craig was the high scoring man for the second time in a row. More next time.

Glen L. Ditton Glen L. Ditton, age 68 of Oroville, passed away July 29, 2013. He was born to Dona J. Lidberg and Glen A. Ditton on March 29, 1945 in Cascade County. Glen was a shipbuilder and he once owned a pool hall and arcade and he also worked construction. The last of his working years he worked in the local orchards of Glen Ditton Oroville and Tonasket. He enjoyed fishing, crabbing, camping and gardening. He was a member of the Tonasket F.O.E. and since living in Oroville he went to the Oroville F.O.E. regularly. Glen is survived by his wife Paula Ditton; children Clover A. Tapia of Oroville, Nola Gay of Montana and Jason Simonseth of Everett, Wash.; brothers and sisters Dave Ditton of Granite Falls, Wash., Judy Wright of Columbia Falls, Mont. and Casey Wright of Oregon and six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. At his request there wil be no services. Please consider making a donation to the Glen Ditton Memorial fund at Sterling Saving Bank.

Thelma E. Farmer

There will be a Memorial Service for Thelma E. Farmer on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 10 a.m. at the Pentecostal Church of God, Bible Faith Family Church, 1012 Fir Street in Oroville, Wash.


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Work to Become a Better Investor as a comfortable retirement or a child’s education, you need to put away some money regularly. If you’re just starting out in your career, you might not be able to afford much, but even a small amount can help. And when your salary increases, so can your investment contributions. To make it easier on yourself, consider arranging for your bank to automatically move money each month from your checking or savings account into an investment account.


bonds, government securities and other vehicles. Consequently, you’ll need to review your portfolio regularly to ensure that it’s still properly diversified. Diversification is a strategy designed to help reduce the effects of volatility on your holdings, but keep in mind that even a diversified portfolio can’t guarantee profits or protect against loss. Work to maintain a long-term perspective. No matter what you might hear from anyone else, there’s no “shortcut” to investment success. Many people hope they will “hit” on that one investment that will make them rich quickly — but that’s pretty much a fantasy. To help achieve your goals, you will need to invest for many years, through good markets and bad. And during those inevitable downturns, you’ll need to focus on your long-term objectives and follow a consistent investment strategy, making only those adjustments that make sense for your situation. As you can see, you’ll need to work on many aspects of investing to stay on the road toward success. But you don’t have to work alone: Investing can be complex, so you may want to get help from a financial professional — someone who knows both the investment world and your individual needs, goals and risk tolerance.




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Public Notices 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

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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.

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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 not FILING COPYwithin OF NOclaim is presented this TICE CREDITORS of Continued From time TO frame, the claimwithis Clerk forever Court: 15,as2013. barred,Augus except otherwise provided Previous Page.... DATE FIRST and PUBLICATION: in RCWOF11.40.051 11.40.060. 15, 2013 claim with the court in which the pro- August This bar is effective as to claims /s/ TAMMY ESSARY bate proceedings were commenced. against both the decedent’s probate ESSARYassets. The claim must be presented within TAMMY and nonprobate Representative the later of: (1) Thirty days after the Personal DATE OF FILING COPY OF NOAnthony Castelda personal representative served or /s/ TICE TO CREDITORS with Clerk of Castelda, WSBA #28937 mailed the notice to the creditor as Anthony Court: Augus 15, 2013. for Essary Estate provided under RCW 11.40.020(1) Attorney DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION: Box15, 1307 (c); or with (2) four months after the August 2013 claim the court in which the date pro- P.O. 98855 of firstproceedings publication were of the notice. If the Tonasket, /s/ TAMMYWA ESSARY bate commenced. The claim must be presented within TAMMY ESSARY the later of: (1) Thirty days after the Personal Representative August 29,representative 2013 • OKANOGAN AZETTE-T RIBUNE Castelda personal servedVALLEY or /s/GAnthony mailed the notice to the creditor as Anthony Castelda, WSBA #28937 provided under RCW 11.40.020(1) Attorney for Essary Estate (c); or (2) four months after the date P.O. Box 1307 of first publication of the notice. If the Tonasket, WA 98855

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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 the time adthe decedent must, before dress stated below copy by of any the the claim would be abarred claim and applicable filing the statute originalof oflimitathe otherwise claim the court in which the manprotions, with present the claim in the bate proceedings commenced. ner as provided inwere RCW 11.40.070 The claim must presented by serving on orbemailing to thewithin perthe later of: (1) Thirtyordays the sonal representative the after personal personal representative served or representative’s attorney at the admailed the notice to athecopy creditor as dress stated below of the provided 11.40.020(1) claim andunder filing RCW the original of the (c); or with (2) four months after the claim the court in which the date proof firstproceedings publication ofwere the notice. If the bate commenced. claim is not presented withinwithin this The claim must be presented 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 Clerk is of forever Court: time frame, with the claim August 2013as otherwise provided barred, 14, except DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION: in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. August 22, 2013 This bar is effective as to claims /s/ WILLIAM against bothKEENER the decedent’s probate WILLIAM KEENER assets. DATE OF and nonprobate Personal FILING Representative COPY OF NOTICE TO /s/ Anthony Castelda CREDITORS with Clerk of Court: Anthony Castelda, August 14, 2013 WSBA#28937 Attorney Keener Estate DATE OFfor FIRST PUBLICATION: P.O. Box22, 1307 August 2013 Tonasket, WAKEENER 98855 /s/ WILLIAM (509) 486-1175 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

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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. The court probable causeOF to NODATE OFfound FILING COPY Marvin Keith Lezard, 48, of TICEcharge TO CREDITORS with Clerk Okanogan, with first-degree trafCourt: Augus 15, 2013. ficking DATE OFof stolen FIRSTproperty. PUBLICATION: August 15,found 2013probable cause to The court /s/ TAMMY ESSARY charge Faith Ann Lezard, 19, TAMMY ESSARY Omak, with first-degree trafficking Personal Representative of stolen property and third-degree /s/ Anthony theft. Castelda Anthony Castelda, WSBA #28937 The courtfor found probable cause to Attorney Essary Estate Tara Marie Jamie, 21, SpoP.O. charge Box 1307 kane, with trafficking Tonasket, WA first-degree 98855 of stolen property and third-degree theft. The court found probable cause to charge Joshua Wayne Allie, 34, address not listed, with residential burglary and third-degree theft. The court found probable cause to charge Melanie Leigh Baillie, 38, Okanogan, with first-degree trafficking of stolen property and third-degree theft.

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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 suspended and fined $858. representative’s attorney at the adNatasha Reneebelow West, 19, dress stated a Oroville, copy of the guiltythe to reckless claim pleaded and filing originaldriving. of the claim West with received the courta 180-day in whichsuspended the probate sentence proceedings were$1,118. commenced. and fined The claim must be presented within Jacob Patrick Willup, 25, Omak, had the later of: (1) Thirty days after the a third-degree DWLS charge personal representative served or dismissed. mailed the notice to44, theOmak, creditor as Joseph Ronald Wise, pleadprovided under RCW 11.40.020(1) ed guilty to fourth-degree assault. (c); or (2) four months after the date was sentenced 180 days in of firstWise publication of thetonotice. If the days suspended claim jail is with not 177 presented within and this fined $733. Violet Jean Yellowhorse, 51, Omak, pleaded guilty to third-degree DWLS. Yellowhorse was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 89 days suspended and fined $658. David W. Zacherle, 48, Omak, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree assault. Zacherle was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 332 days suspended and fined $933. Debra Jean Zacherle, 59, Okanogan, pleaded guilty to DUI. Zacherle was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 332 days suspended and fined $1,936. Julio Cesar Zepeda Navarro, 23, Omak, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct. Zepeda Navarro received a 90-day suspended sentence and fined $608. He also had a thirddegree malicious mischief charge dismissed.

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 Juvenile problem Main St. CREDITORS withonClerk of in Court: AugustOroville. 14, 2013 Trespassing on North Locust Way in DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION: AugustTonasket. 22, 2013 /s/Disorderly WILLIAM conduct KEENER on Hwy. 7 near WILLIAM KEENER Tonasket. Personal Representative Tyrae Michaela E. Tisdale, 18, booked /s/ Anthony Castelda for MIP/C. Anthony Castelda, WSBA#28937 Shaquelle Thalia Tisdale, 20, booked Attorney for Keener Estate for MIP/C. P.O. Box 1307 Waylon Dean Hobrecht, 33, booked Tonasket, WA 98855 on a Department of Corrections (509) 486-1175 detainer. Faith Ann Lezard, 19, booked for first-degree trafficking of stolen property and third-degree theft. Tara Marie Jamie, 21, booked for first-degree trafficking of stolen property and third-degree theft. Risky Bob Balderrama, 27, booked on an OCSO FTA warrant for physical control of a vehicle while under the influence. Jeremiah Leonard Track, 26, booked for obstructing a public servant and third-degree theft. Monte Lewis Marchand, 43, booked on an Omak Police Department FTA warrant for hit and run (unattended property) and an OCSO FTA warrant for third-degree DWLS. Ervin Dion Jones, 25, book on a Superior Court FTA warrant for felony harassment. Joshua Wayne Allie, 34, booked for residential burglary.

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claim with the court in which the proproceedings were commenced. Cbate riminal The claim must be presented within Cynthia Chico, the laterAron of: Buchholz, (1) Thirty 21, days after the Calif., pleaded guilty Aug. 21 to or personal representative served third-degree assault. Buchholz wasas mailed the notice to the creditor sentenced to 38RCW days in11.40.020(1) jail and provided under The crime (c); fined or (2)$1,110.50. four months after octhe date of first publication the notice. If the curred March 15,of2013, in Omak. She also had a charge dismissed: obstructing a law enforcement officer. Kyle Lloyd Campbell, 25, Oroville, pleaded guilty Aug. 21 to first-degree trafficking of stolen property. Campbell was sentenced to 13 months in prison and fined $1,110.50. The crime occurred in April of 2013. In a separate case, Campbell pleaded guilty Aug. 21 to second-degree burglary and a separate charge of first-degree trafficking of stolen property. Campbell was sentenced to 15 months in prison on each count and fined an additional $1,110.50. In the second case, a residential burglary charge and a third-degree theft charge were dismissed. These crimes occurred in May 2013. The court found probable cause to charge Tia Lenee Meshelle, 24, Okanogan, with forgery, seconddegree theft and second-degree possession of stolen property. The court found probable cause to charge Leaysha Lamariah Louis, 19, Omak, with theft of a motor vehicle. The court found probable cause to charge Christopher Michael Fuller, 47, Freeland, Wash., with first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm. The crime allegedly occurred in August of 2013 in the Tonasket area. The court found probable cause to charge Rigoberto Mendoza Zafra, 22, address not listed, with three counts of alien in possession of a firearm. The court found probable cause to charge Miguel Angel Nino Chavez, 27, Omak, with delivery of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and three counts of alien in possession of a firearm. The court found probable cause to charge Amy Sue Stewart, 39, Okanogan, with second-degree possession of stolen property. The court found probable cause to charge Cameron Dean Gregg, 53, Okanogan, with second-degree assault.

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IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF (509) 486-1175 THE STATE OF WASHINGTON Published in the Okanogan Valley IN AND FOR THE OF 22, Gazette-Tribune on COUNTY August 15, 29, 2013. OKANOGAN In re the Estate of: #503960 JOHN E. KEENER, Deceased. NO.IN 09-4-00040-8 THE SUPERIOR COURT OF NOTICE TO CREDITORS THE STATE OF WASHINGTON TheINpersonal AND FORrepresentative THE COUNTYnamed OF below has been appointed as perOKANOGAN sonal representative of this estate. In re the Estate of: Any having a claim against JOHNperson 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

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A 14-year-old Conconully girl pleaded guilty Aug. 19 to possession of a controlled substance (less than 40 grams of marijuana). She was sentenced to six months community supervision, one day in detention, and fined $75. The crime occurred Feb. 8, 2013. In an unrelated charge, the same girl pleaded guilty Aug. 19 to third-degree theft. For that crime she was sentenced to two days in detention and fined $100. The crime occurred May 22, 2013. A 17-year-old Tonasket boy pleaded guilty Aug. 21 to MIP. He was sentenced to 24 hours community restitution and fined $75. A 16-year-old Omak girl pleaded guilty Aug. 21 to third-degree possession of stolen property. She was sentenced to 24 hours community restitution and fined $100.


Brian D. Ellis, owner of Scroungers Second-Hand Emporium in Omak, was ordered to pay $2,086.54 in taxes and penalties to the state Department of Revenue.

District Court Mark Alan Stanger, 35, Omak, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct. Stanger was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 85 days suspended. He also had a interfering with reporting (DV) charge dismissed. Robert Joe Storm, 32, Omak, pleaded guilty to third-degree DWLS. Storm was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 88 days suspended and

INfined THE$858. SUPERIOR COURT OF Wayne Symmonds, 50, Okanogan, THEBert STATE OF WASHINGTON INpleaded AND FOR THE COUNTYofOF guilty to violation a OKANOGAN no-contact order. Symmonds was In re sentenced the Estatetoof:364 days in jail with JOHN E. days KEENER, 350 suspended, and fined Deceased. $908. He also had three other NO. 09-4-00040-8 charges dismissed: two counts of NOTICE TO CREDITORS a no-contact order The violation personalofrepresentative named one been of second-degree belowandhas appointed criminal as personaltrespassing. representative of this estate. Sheila Denisehaving Taber, 51, Any person a Okanogan, claim against pleaded guilty to third-degree DWLS and first-degree negligent driving. Taber received a 90-day suspended sentence for the first count, sentenced to 90 days in jail with 84 days suspended for the second, and fined $1,408 total. Amy Elizabeth Tatshama, 29, Omak, pleaded guilty to third-degree malicious mischief and violation of a no-contact order. Tatshama received a 180-day suspended sentence for the first count, sentenced to 364 days in jail with 359 days suspended for the second, and fined $1,766 total. She also had a thirddegree DWLS charge dismissed. Nguyen Van Thonk, 39, Okanogan, had an indecent exposure charge dismissed. Waylon George Timentwa, 25, Omak, had three charges dismissed: third-degree malicious mischief (physical damage), second-degree criminal trespassing, and fourthdegree assault. Eva Marie Valdez, 46, Omak, pleaded guilty to two counts of third-degree DWLS. Valdez received a 90-day suspended sentence and fined $1,636. Brittany Francine Vanatta, 21, Tonasket, had a fourth-degree assault charge dismissed. Thomas Brent Verellen, 40, Oroville, pleaded guilty to third-degree DWLS and violation of a no-contact order. Verellen was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 85 days suspended on the first count, 364 days in jail with 344 days suspended on the second, and was fined $1,666. He also had a third-degree DWLS charge dismissed. Pamela Ann Vervalen, 50, Okanogan, pleaded guilty to two counts of third-degree DWLS. Vervalen received a 90-day suspended sentence for the first count, sentenced to 90 days in jail with 83 days suspended for the second, and fined $1,636. James Dale Watkins, 51, Oroville, pleaded guilty to third-degree DWLS. Watkins was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 80 days

911 Calls and Jail Bookings Monday, Aug. 19, 2013 Theft on South First Ave. in Okanogan. Found property on South First Ave. in Okanogan. Bicycle recovered. Check fraud on Elmway in Okanogan. Fraud on Tamarack Rd. near Tonasket. Fraud on Shumway Rd. in Omak. Domestic dispute on South Fir St. in Omak. Theft on West Fifth Ave. in Omak. Fuel reported missing. Theft on East Central Ave. in Omak. Theft on Engh Rd. in Omak. Threats on Jackson St. in Omak. Juvenile problem on Okoma Dr. in Omak. Malicious mischief on West Apple Ave. in Omak. Tires reported slashed. Custodial interference on West Third Ave. in Omak. Vehicle prowl on Apple Way Rd. in Oroville. Weapons offense on Central Ave. in Oroville. Threats on Apple Way Rd. in Oroville. Theft on Deerpath Dr. in Oroville. Fuel reported missing. Domestic dispute on Juniper St. in Oroville.

Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013 Theft on South Second Ave. in Okanogan. Traps reported missing. Warrant arrest on Barnholt Loop Rd. near Okanogan. Burglary on Glenwood Ave. in Riverside. Purse reported missing. Fraud on Cameron Lake Rd. near Okanogan. Theft on Pine St. in Okanogan. Trespassing on Kermal Rd. near Omak. Assault on Hwy. 20 near Wauconda. Malicious mischief on Conconully Rd. in Okanogan. Burglary on Bramble Ave. near Omak. Assault on Wannacut Lake Rd. near Oroville. DWLS on Chesaw Rd. near Oroville. Trespassing on East Stampede Dr. in Omak. Malicious mischief on West Fifth Ave. in Okanogan. Littering on Omak Ave. in Omak. Theft on Omache Dr. in Omak. Harassment on Omache Dr. in Omak. Theft on Engh Rd. in Omak. Two-vehicle crash on South Ash St. in Omak. No injuries reported. Juvenile problem on Hwy. 97 in Oroville. Threats on Hwy. 97 in Tonasket.

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COPS | FROM A9 Omak Police Department FTA warrant for third-degree theft. Liza Elizabeth Track, 52, court commitments for DUI and two counts of second-degree DWLS. Armando Enrique Flores-Ramirez, 34, booked on a Border Patrol hold. Jennifer Melissa Bourgeau, 32, booked on a Department of Corrections detainer, an Edmonds Municipal Court FTA warrant for DUI, and a Seattle court FTA warrant for theft. Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 Assault on Jasmine St. in Omak. Vehicle prowl on Miller Rd. near Omak. Stereo reported missing. Vehicle prowl on South Seventh Ave. in Okanogan. Trespassing on Hwy. 20 near Tonasket. Juvenile problem on Copple Rd. near Omak. Assault on Rebel Rd. near Wauconda. Vehicle prowl on South Fir St. in Omak. Burglary on West Jonathan Ave. in Omak. Four reports of vehicle prowls on Sunrise Dr. in Omak. Public intoxication on South Main St. in Omak. Check fraud on Riverside Dr. in Omak. Vehicle prowl on Engh Rd. in Omak. iPod reported missing. Burglary on South Main St. in Omak. Laptop reported missing. Disorderly conduct on South Main St. in Omak. Assault on Riverside Dr. in Omak. Burglary on Orchard St. in Oroville. Burglary on Main St. in Oroville. James Corwin Hoben, 37, booked for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver (methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia. Aaron Cresslie Jacobs, 23, booked on an OCSO FTA warrant for first-degree DWLS, an Omak Police Department FTA warrant for fourth-degree assault (DV), and Benton County warrants for third-degree escape and FTA for second-degree DWLS. Steven Gill Jarman, 54, booked on an FTA warrant for contempt of court. Friday, Aug. 23, 2013 Disorderly conduct on South Second

Ave. in Okanogan. Trespassing on Queen St. in Okanogan. Assault on South Main St. in Omak. Domestic dispute on Hwy. 97 near Oroville. Fraud on Bentham Rd. in Omak. Theft on Drywater Rd. near Okanogan. Hay reported missing. Malicious mischief on Hwy. 7 near Tonasket. Assault on Hwy. 97 near Oroville. One-vehicle roll-over crash on Dry Gulch Rd. near Oroville. Trespassing on Hwy. 97 near Oroville. Road rage on Henry Rd. near Tonasket. Two-vehicle crash on South Second Ave. in Okanogan. No injuries reported. Harassment on Bramble Ave. in Omak. Loitering on North Main St. in Omak. Littering on Okoma Dr. in Omak. Trespassing on South Juniper St. in Omak. Domestic dispute on West Apple Ave. in Omak. DUI on Omak Ave. in Omak. Warrant arrest on Main St. in Oroville. Domestic dispute on Hwy. 7 near Tonasket. Joshua Kane England, 19, booked for fourth-degree assault. Raymond Leonard Nicholson, 33, booked for 911 abuse. Randy Lee Timentwa, 32, booked for fourth-degree assault. Cannon Lee Kuneki, 32, booked for fourth-degree assault. Thomas Lee Cohen Jr., 42, court commitment for first-degree DWLS. David Allen Stewart, 59, booked on two Oroville Police Department FTA warrants: first-degree criminal trespassing and possession of a legend drug without a prescription. William Curtis St. Peter, 24, court commitment for second-degree malicious mischief. Ricardo Guia-Alvarez, 21, booked for third-degree malicious mischief (DV) and four OCSO FTC warrants: MIP, disorderly conduct, third-degree malicious mischief and first-degree trespassing. Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013 Disorderly conduct on North Main St. in Omak. Drugs on O’Neil Rd. near Oroville. Domestic dispute on Engh Rd. near

Omak. Vehicle prowl on Tacoma St. in Okanogan. One-vehicle roll-over crash on Hwy. 97 near Riverside. Domestic dispute on South Cedar St. in Omak. Theft on Koala Dr. in Omak. Backpack reported missing. Fireworks on Hwy. 97 near Oroville. Assault on Apple Way Rd. near Okanogan. Theft on Engh Rd. in Omak. Bicycle reported missing. Theft on Omache Dr. in Omak. Warrant arrest on South Cedar St. in Omak. Burglary on Ironwood St. in Oroville. Laptop, jewelry reported missing. Hit-and-run vehicle crash on East Third St. in Tonasket. Earl Kenneth Marchand Jr., 44, booked for DUI. Abel Hernandez-Flores, 37, booked for possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and DUI. Frank Eugene Buckner Jr., 34, booked on an Omak Police Department FTP warrant for third-degree theft. Veronica Salinas Montoya, 26, booked on a State Patrol FTA warrant for third-degree DWLS. David J.L. Condon-Soderberg, 19, booked on an Omak Police Department FTA warrant for third-degree DWLS and an FTA bench warrant for possession of a controlled substance. Ariel Valdovinos, 20, booked for firstdegree DWLS. Jesus Biez-Ramos, 20, booked for possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and on a Border Patrol hold. Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013 One-vehicle crash on Green Lake Rd. near Okanogan. No injuries reported. Burglary on South Second Ave. in Okanogan. TV reported missing. Structure fire on Jackson St. in Omak. Theft on Engh Rd. in Omak. TV reported missing. Assault on Apple Way Rd. near Okanogan. Assault on Westlake Rd. near Oroville.

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Seventh-Day Adventist

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

Oroville Free Methodist

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


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

Morning Sun Yellow Pony

Vagrancy on South Second Ave. in Okanogan. DUI on South Main St. in Omak. Public intoxication on East Eighth Ave. in Omak. Found property on Ironwood St. in Omak. Tennis shoes recovered. Warrant arrest on South Ash St. in Omak. Harassment on Pine St. in Omak. Theft on Engh Rd. in Omak. Malicious mischief on Ferry St. in Omak. Public intoxication on Omak Ave. in Omak. Trespassing on Omak Ave. in Omak. Assault on Golden St. in Oroville. Theft on Ironwood St. in Oroville. Jesus Valdez-Amezcua, 23, booked for possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and possession of a controlled substance (cocaine). Raymond Joseph Oreiro, 23, booked for DUI. Jair Chavez Rangle, 18, booked for second-degree assault. Jeffrey Howard Herschlip, 56, booked on an Oroville Police Department FTC warrant for reckless driving. Gary Austin Vaughn, 44, booked for fourth-degree assault (DV). Audrey Ann Huckins, 50, booked on a Department of Corrections warrant for harassment (threats to kill). Zachariah Jeremy Brown, 21, booked for second-degree assault (DV). Oros Octavio, no middle name listed, 24, booked for second-degree criminal trespassing, a State Patrol warrant for no valid operator’s license without identification, and a Border Patrol detainer. Tracy Ann Quast, 54, booked for DUI.

Key: DUI – Driving Under the Influence

DWLS/R – Driving While License Suspended/Revoked POSC – Possession of a Controlled Substance MIP/C – Minor in Possession/Consumption TMVWOP – Taking a Motor Vehicle without Owner’s Permission DV – Domestic Violence FTA – Failure to Appear (on a war-

THANK YOU Everyone involved with Apple Hill Art Camp wishes to express their gratitude to all the fabulous folks and organizations who so generoulsly support us. Due to these faithful contributors we have been able to bring superior art experiences to the children and youth of the Okanogan for the past nine years. Okanogan Family Faire Okanogan Community Action Council Rotary of Omak/Okanogan Omak Clinic Kiwanis of Okanogan Kiwanis of Tonasket St. Anne’s Episcopal Church Tunk Valley Grange #1019 Safeway of Omak Dr. Rob Nau DDS Main Street Market Beyer’s Market Gene’s Harvest Foods Expressions Papa Murphy’s Coulee Dam Credit Union Tonasket Interiors Okanogan County Artists


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All those who bought poster space and our many generous supporters across the USA! Thank you so much!!!

Air Conditioning

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rant) FTPF – Failure to Pay Fine RP - Reporting Party OCSO – Okanogan County Sheriff’s Officer USBP – U.S. Border Patrol CBP – U.S. Customs and Border Protection ICE – Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Auto / Upholstery


All of your Automotive & Upholstery needs

Civil Criminal

Busted Knuckle

Attorney at Law

Phone: 509.826.3200 Fax: 509.826.1620

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Seats  Headliners  Door Panels Convertible tops / Vinyl roof covers — Auto & Small Engine Service — We Do Tire Repair & Balance! 124 Chesaw Rd, Oroville 509-476-2611

HOURS: Mon. - Sat., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Watch for more info. or call 485-3183

P.O. Box 1758 Tonasket, WA 98855

7 North Main Street, Omak, WA 98841


Building Supplies





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


Quality Supplies Since 1957

Midway Building Supply

132 Clarkson Mill Rd., Tonasket 509-486-2888

33086 Hwy 97, Oroville 509-476-3149

 Plumbing  Electrical  Roofing  Lumber

 Plywood  Windows  Doors  Insulation

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.


Suppliers of: Quality Readi-Mix Concrete & Aggregates

Business: 250-495-6688 Toll Free: 1-866-495-6688 We Work Saturdays!

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

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Oroville Building Supply

Got Water? — Fred Cook —

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Septic Service


Excavation and Septic Service

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140 Oroville Chesaw Rd., Oroville


STORAGE Boat, RV & More!

Thank you for your continued support!

Weatherization with lease Rent unit for project  Contractors store tools / product  Additional Business space available 

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Located at: 124 Chesaw Rd., Oroville


Cell: (509) 322-4777


Well Drilling

“The Water Professionals” 509-782-5071

Chelan & Kittitas County

n Units 5x10 to 10x30 n Power / Fenced n Covered RV & Boat Parking n Video Monitored

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11648 115th St., Osoyoos at the Buena Vista Industrial Park


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 Water Well Drilling  Pump Systems  Water Treatment  Full Service Store  Free On-Site Estimates


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Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune, August 29, 2013  

August 29, 2013 edition of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune

Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune, August 29, 2013  

August 29, 2013 edition of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune