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Ellisforde area store robbed BY GARY A. DEVON MANAGING EDITOR

Masked man locks clerk in closet, steals $1,500

Complaints of business owners and RVs taking up customer parking on Main Street BY GARY A. DEVON MANAGING EDITOR

OROVILLE – When business is bad the Oroville Council hears the parking rules are “too restrictive.” When it’s good it’s, “They’re not enforced” enough. Oroville’s parking problem must be a sign that business is good again, at least on Main Street. And good or bad, some people think Oroville’s custom “no parking” signs just aren’t friendly enough, despite the “Welcome to Oroville” at their top. Between the mega motorhomes that take up two or three prime spaces Councilman Walt Hart on Main Street to the businesses with employees using up spots, the city council has had a request from some Main Street business owners that the two-hour parking limit is to be enforced. “Several business owners have talked to me about the cars of business owners and RVs parking on Main Street. The signs are useless unless the twohour limits are enforced,” said Oroville Councilman Walt Hart III, who also happens to own a business on Main with his wife Vicki. “As far as parking your car in front of your business, that’s not against the

“Several business owners have talked to me... The signs are useless unless the two-hour parking limit is to be enforced” Walt Hart III, Oroville City Councilman

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Left to right, Arthur Martinez, Bailee Allen, Julie Morales and Kane Booker, all six-year-old first grade students in Mrs. Jodi Shirley’s class, conquer the new climbing wall at Oroville Elementary School. The “rock” wall is just a part of several new pieces of playground equipment installed over the summer. The playground equipment, new pea gravel and rubber bumpers to replace railroad ties, was partially funded through a donation from the Veranda Beach Homeowners Association, which held a fundraising dinner in order to raise money for the elementary school. Shirley said, “They really like it; at first I didn’t know if they’d enjoy it as much as they do.”

‘Persons of Interest’ in fatal shooting Hunter’s name released, potential evidence collected BY GARY A. DEVON MANAGING EDITOR

CHESAW - The victim in the fatal shooting on Pontiac Ridge Monday, Sept. 2 was Michael R. Carrigan, 52, of Hoquiam Wash., according to Okanogan Sheriff Frank Rogers who says law enforcement have identified “persons of


interest” in the case Carrigan was grouse hunting with George R. Stover, 65, of Hoquiam. According to Stover, the two of the them were driving around looking for grouse on Pontiac Ridge. Stover told police that they drove onto Cow Camp Road and saw a grouse in a tree off the side of the road. He said they stopped and Carrigan got out of the vehicle and walked into a field and shot at the grouse. “Carrigan missed and shot again and according to Stover at this time he heard another shot come from somewhere else,” said Sheriff Rogers. “Stover, who was still sitting in the vehicle, said he

saw Carrigan turn around and could see blood on him. Stover said that Carrigan then fell down and at that time Stover said he heard another shot, so he drove out of the area to get help from law enforcement.” Members of the sheriff ’s office, state Department of Fish and Wildlife and U.S. Border Patrol arrived on scene that night and discovered that Carrigan was dead from an apparent gunshot wound, according to Rogers. On Tuesday members from the sheriff ’s office, Fish and Wildlife and the State Patrol Crime Lab processed the crime scene, including a residence which

is located approximately 100 yards from the scene. “The two occupants of the residence have been interviewed and several items were collected from the residence. Currently no arrests have been made but we do have persons of interest,” said Rogers. Carrigan’s wife was notified Tuesday night of the death of her husband. An autopsy is scheduled and the investigation is still on going, said Rogers. “We have packaged everything up and sent it off to the state Crime Lab and we are just waiting for the lab to say what the evidence tells us,” said Rogers.

Tonasket’s Jim Rice reflects on career after (mostly) retiring BY BRENT BAKER

parking ordinance,” said Mayor Chuck Spieth. “It is if they do it for over two-hours,” said Hart. Oroville Police Chief Clay Warnstaff said enforcing the ordinance will open up a whole new can of worms,” adding that he didn’t have the staff to do parking enforcement without taking them away from other duties. “We’ve been aware of this situation since the 70s,” said Mayor Spieth, himself a former Oroville Police Chief. Warnstaff said that he pretty much left the campers/RVs alone on Main Street unless they were parked right on the corner and blocking sight lines for drivers. “The Chamber of Commerce is assessing the possibility of renting the parking lot behind the old Peerless,” said Hart. (Editor’s Note: The Chamber board met last Thursday and agreed to pursue rental of the lot. Several businesses have agreed to help contribute to the monthly rent in order to make the lot, currently marked “no trespassing,” available for free convenient downtown off-street

ELLISFORDE – A masked bandit held up the Los Reyes Bakery, one of two stores located on Highway 97 in the tiny community of Ellisforde. “A Hispanic male with a box cutter came into the store wearing a hat, mask and gloves last Sunday afternoon demanding money,” said Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers. “He took $1,500 and locked the woman working there in a closet.” Rogers said that since the man was basically covered from head to toe and the woman did not see a vehicle it will be hard to find out who the robber was. “Someone came in to the store and heard the woman and let her out and she reported the robbery to us,” said Rogers. Los Reyes is a convenience grocery store catering to the Hispanic community living and working in and around the Ellisforde area. The case is still under investigation.


TONASKET - Jim Rice figures he didn’t draw his gun with an intent to shoot more than half a dozen times in his 24 years as a Tonasket police officer. But those moments, while rare, certainly left a lasting impression. Rice, who (mostly) retired in June after nearly a quarter century patrolling the city, definitely remembers the closest he came to actually firing a shot. “I got called to a fight at the Villa Fair parking lot,” he recalled. “A guy was digging in his trunk of his car. He was probably 100 feet from me. He pulled out a Bowie knife. I was standing in front of a crowd of people and I had my gun drawn. I kept telling him to drop the knife, and he just kept coming. He was getting into my comfort zone. I was carrying a ... .357 ... I was starting to squeeze the trigger and he dropped the knife. “The only reason I didn’t shoot him is that he wasn’t looking at me. He was coming at me but he was looking at the guy behind me in the crowd that he was going after.” It wasn’t until later that the adrenaline really kicked in.


“Oh boy,” he said. “After it was over with I was sitting in my car and I couldn’t even write in my notebook. But it feels good after it’s over with and you know you’ve made a difference.” And that, in short, was how Rice approached his job. He wanted to make a difference to those who weren’t in a position to take care of themselves, for whatever reason. “Being on the front lines when people are hurt and they need help,” he said. “I like to be able to help somebody and make a difference in their life.” That included verbal disputes and domestic calls he said - the things that happen frequently when you’re a cop, but aren’t necessarily common in every household. “Those people get in a situation, they’re scared because they’re not in that all the time,” Rice said. “It makes me feel good when you help somebody out and they thank you for it. You don’t get many thanks in law enforcement. But when you do, it really means something. “Tonasket has been very good to me,” he added. “The people here have really, really been good.” Rice was not Tonasket born-and-


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Jim Rice retired in June after serving 24 years with the Tonasket Police Department.


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Okanogan Valley Life Wilsons Celebrate 65th Anniversary

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The new elementary roof is complete, with the exception of the gymnasium. Work on the gym roof begins Sept. 16 and should be done by the end of the month. Since the roofing project came in under budget, savings will most likely be used to remodel restrooms and possibly make improvements to the kitchen.

Elementary roof comes in under budget

Remaining gym re-roofing begins next Monday Submitted by Supt. Steve Quick Oroville School District

OROVILLE - The district is on the verge of completing the reroofing project at the elementary school with only the elementary gymnasium roof remaining.

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Albert and Ruthann Wilson celebrate 65 years of marriage this month. The couple met as children when their parents attended Tunk Valley Grange. They fell in love and married at the United Methodist Church in Omak on Sept. 14, 1948. They enjoy family events, fellowship and friends at the Oroville Free Methodist Church and continue as ranchers in the Chewiliken Valley near Tonasket, where they raised six children. The Wilson’s two daughters and four sons are all married and combined have given their parents nearly 70 grandchildren, including one great-great granddaughter.

Public invited to biomass workshops Forest Biomass Calculator helps assess long-term viability of forests Submitted by Diana Lofflin DNR Communications ManageR

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR), in partnership with the University of Washington’s School of Environmental and Forest Sciences (UW SEFS) will be holding four technical workshops on how to use the webbased Washington State Biomass Calculator – a tool for emerging sustainable energy businesses. The Washington State Biomass Calculator serves those interested in developing biomass facilities or for landowners interested in supplying forest biomass to such facilities in Washington State. It was developed by researchers at UW SEFS in collaboration with TSS Consultants in 2012. DNR, in partnership with UW SEFS, is offering hands-on technical training to prospective biomass investors, forest landowners and managers, and the general public at workshops across the state this October. Participants will receive an overview of the Biomass Calculator, with handson instruction in the use of the web-based tool. Wireless internet will be available at all workshops, allowing participants to walk through the tool’s functions and examine trial scenarios with the instructor. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops or tablets to take full advantage of this unique oppor-

tunity. Biomass energy is generated from biomass fuels.  Forest biomass is the volume of slash produced as a byproduct of a forest operation. This includes everything generated as part of the timber harvest process including tops, live and dead branches, foliage, and breakage and defect associated with stem volume.    The Washington Forest Biomass Supply Assessment examines the sustainable volume of residual forest biomass that can be collected from Washington’s working forests. The study will help ensure that the State’s forest biomass-to-energy sector moves forward sustainably and at a supply-appropriate scale. Because the Biomass Supply Assessment is a snapshot in time, the study team was asked to develop a tool that could, based on the modeling done in the study, predict biomass availability over time, at specific locations across the state and at certain haul distances and price points. The calculator will help determine the long-term availability of material at a given location for a proposed, existing, or hypothetical facility. If more than one facility is selected in the calculator, they will be compared with

one another, resulting in biomass being sent to the facility that provides the highest return to the landowner. Forest Biomass at DNR In 2009, the legislature authorized DNR to implement biomass energy pilot projects in eastern and western Washington. Removing biomass feedstock in ecologically sustainable ways to produce energy (liquid fuels or heat and electricity) can: Provide income for forest landowners while improving forest health. • Create rural jobs • Reduce wildfires and greenhouse gas emissions • Aid in the production of renewable energy Workshops in Eastern Washington will be held in Spokane and Ellensburg. The Spokane Workshop is Oct. 9 from 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. at the Spokane Public Library – Room 1A, 906 West Main Ave. In Ellensburg it is Oct. 10 at 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Hal Holmes Center Office – Kittitas Room, 209 N. Ruby St. The calculator can be found online at http://wabiomass.cfr.

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Because we could not agree on a price with our original contractor to complete this section, we put the gym roof out to bid once again and saved over $50,000. Work on the gym is scheduled to commence on Monday, Sept. 16 and will disrupt the west side gym entrance for up to two weeks. Students, parents, staff, buses, and athletes will be re-routed to other entrances for these two weeks. Overall our re-roofing project has come in well under budget, and we have been pleased with

the results. We are hoping to add some finishing touches to the project by adding two pitchedroof entryways on the two south wings to not only provide shelter for those entrances, but also to make them more aesthetically pleasing. With the money saved as a result of bids coming in low and the project staying on budget, the district plans to remodel elementary restrooms and possibly make some improvements to the kitchen area next summer.

Gain confidence with WSU pressure canning class Class planned in Oroville Sept. 20 Submitted by Sherry Bodkins WSU Food Safety & Preservation Information Assistant

OROVILLE - WSU Okanogan County Extension is offering a pressure canning workshop on

Friday, Sept. 20 at Georgi’s Market located at 32706 Hwy 97, Oroville at 6 p.m. This workshop will help attendees understand the difference between pressure canning and water bath canning and when to use each method and become more confident when using a pressure canner. Ideas for finding up-to-date canning recipes and instructions answers to home canning questions will also be

provided. There is a $5 fee per household to cover the cost of materials. Preregistration is requested. For more information call (509) 4227245 or email Pressure canner gauge testing is also available at the end of the session for an additional $5 fee. WSU Extension programs are available to all without discrimination.

Consider Your Investment Strategy .. at Each “Season” of Your Life FINANCIAL FOCUS

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Fall is almost officially here — and if you’re like most people, you’re probably wondering how summer went by so fast. Those trips to the lake or the beach are fading in memory now, giving way to helping kids with homework, raking leaves and the other rites of autumn. And just as your day-today tasks change with the seasons, so, too, will your money management and investment activities at different phases of your life. Here’s how these scenarios might look: Phase one: Planning for possibilities — When you’re young and you’re starting out in the working world, your most immediate financial concerns may be to pay off student loans and then, possibly, save for a down payment on a house. To address both these goals, you’ll need to budget care-

fully. And yet, even at this stage of your life, you should start thinking about saving for retirement — because time is your biggest ally. Consequently, if you work for an employer who offers a retirement plan, such as a 401(k), contribute what you can afford. At the very least, put in enough to earn your company’s matching contribution, if one is offered. You may also want to open an Individual Retirement Account (IRA).

Phase two: Gearing up for other goals — As you move through life, and possibly begin a family, you’ll likely develop other financial goals, such as helping your children pay for college. You may want to consider investing in a tax-advantaged college savings vehicle, such as a 529 plan. Also, it’s important to have enough life insurance to protect your young family.

want to look for other tax-advantaged retirement vehicles. Phase four: Reaping the rewards — Now it’s time to enjoy the results of your lifetime of hard work and your many years of saving and investing. You may have to tap into your retirement accounts, so you’ll need to choose a sustainable annual withdrawal rate. The amount you withdraw each year from your IRA and 401(k) depends on a variety of factors: how much you’ve saved, the lifestyle you’ve chosen, your estimated longevity, how much you have available from other sources, and so on.

Phase five: Examining your estate plans — During your retirement years, if not sooner, you’ll want to review your estate plans so that you can leave the legacy you desire. If you have a need to create or update your legal documents, such Phase three: Ramping up for retirement as a living trust and durable power of — When you reach the mid-to-later attorney, you should consider consultstages of your working life, you may ing a qualified estate-planning attorney. find you have more financial resources available, as your earnings may have You’ll need to make the appropriate increased significantly, your children financial and investment decisions at have grown and your mortgage may many different times over the years. even be paid off. If you are not already This may sound daunting, but with dilidoing so, “max out,” if possible, on your gence and discipline, you can discover 401(k) and IRA. And if you still have the paths to take as you move through money available to invest, you may the seasons of your life.

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Okanogan Valley Life 2013 OKANOGAN COUNTY FAIR

Despite wet weather, it was as busy a weekend as usual at the Okanogan County Fair. Above, Kenny Thompson is determined to hang on to his sheep no matter what during mutton busting competition. Left, sometimes it’s the chickens who show who the boss is at the fair.

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Okanogan County Fair Queen Menze Pickering of Oroville makes her last run around the arena.

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Right, Tonasket was well-represented at the fair, including during the sheep fitting and showing competition. Right, (l-r) Johnna Terris, Jordan Hughes and LeighAnne Barnes await word from the judges. Brent Baker/staff photo Charlene Helm/staff photo

Alyssa Valentine shows off her prize-winning (and really big) rabbit.

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Parking| FROM A1 parking for motor homes, as well as cars and trucks.

Tire Recycle Program Oroville will proceed with the state Department of Ecology Tire Recycling Program on Oct. 28 and Oct. 29. People will be able to drop off their tires for free (time and location to be announced) where they will be stacked on a trailer and removed. Although agriculture tires are allowed, no other types of commercial businesses will be able to drop their tires off for free. However, no tires filled with calcium or foam will be accepted and there is a limit of 20 tires. People with 100 plus tires can call Ecology and arrange for a one-time pickup of their tires. Tires can be on or off rim, according to Kathy Jones, who informed the council about the program at their last meeting. “I can see this being a big wreck, where people drop off 150 tires by the trailer overnight. We will need to have some way of keeping an eye on it,” said Public Works Superintendent Rod Noel, who otherwise said he thought it was a good program for the community and surrounding area. Councilman Ed Naillon, who is looking into getting volunteers from the school to help load the tires, asked about liability. He said the city would at least need to supply someone to represent the city when the volunteers are working. The mayor asked Noel if he could supply someone from his crew. “I guess we’ll have to. We’ll work it out,” replied Noel. “I think this is quite an opportunity for those that live in and around Oroville,” said Mayor Spieth.

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Though officially retired, Jim Rice intends to continue volunteering with the Tonasket Fire Department.

RICE | FROM A1 raised. Originally hailing from Lodi, Calif., he spent some of his early years in Tonasket before moving on to Wenatchee, then settled in Brewster for a time. “I married Lois and worked on a cattle ranch there,” he said. “Then I got a job up here working with Pacific Calcium in their lime plant. At that time I was a reserve with the Sheriff ’s office.” While pulling that double duty, he said he was asked by thenchief Don Snyder to fill in in Tonasket. In 1987 Rice passed the test to become a full-time officer, then attended the Spokane police academy in 1990. “I’ve been here ever since,” he said. Rice said he appreciated how different law enforcement is in a small town as opposed to an urban area like Spokane or Seattle. “If you arrest somebody in Tonasket today, tomorrow you might be sitting in the restaurant right next to them,” he said. “If you treat people with dignity, even though you’re arresting them and taking their freedom away from them, they’ll respect you for it. A lot of times I’ve arrested people for domestic violence and instead of slamdunking them in their house

and throwing them on the floor, I say, ‘Listen, you’re going to jail. But I’m not going to cuff you up in front of your kids. But I am going to cuff you up after I put you in the car. So let’s just walk out.’ I’ve never had a problem with that. “You have to earn the respect of the people you work for, and the people who come into town. In Seattle you might not ever see them again. It makes a big difference.” Rice said that one of the most satisfying parts of the jobs has been to help out the kids of Tonasket - whether it be pulling over newly-licensed drivers to send a message that might later prevent an accident, or setting up first-responder drills to prepare school staff and other first responders for something as unthinkable as a school shooting. “It means a lot to me to be able to help the kids,” he said. “Every eyar, after driver’s ed is over, I pull over a lot of kids. All of them, they have to test the waters. I talk to all of them. I’ve had a lot of kids come back to me to thank me either for giving me a break or stopping them from doing something stupid. One thank you in six months

makes it all worth it.” One doesn’t just walk away from a job of 24 years in a town the size of Tonasket. Rice was treated to three events honoring his retirement - a private surprise party, a public retirement party, and a public recognition by the Tonasket City Council. “I still get people coming up to me asking when I’m coming to work,” he said. “You can’t just quit and retire. You have to ease out of it.” He also continues to serve in a reserve capacity, as well as continuing to volunteer with the Tonasket Fire Department. And he’ll continue to live in the house by the airport, keeping an eye out to make sure would-be drag racers don’t end up on the runway. Lois also continues to man the Aeneas Lookout firewatch tower for as many as five days in a stretch during the fire season. But there will also be more time for fishing, taking care of Lois’ “honey-do” list, and visiting out of state. But as long as he’s around Tonasket, he’ll be viewed as the city’s longest-serving officer. “I loved the job, and I loved the people around Tonasket,” he said. “They’ve been really good to me, and I’ve tried to be good to them.”

City Dog Pound Contract Chief Warnstaff supplied the council with additional information about the group willing to take over the city’s dog pound and unclaimed animals. “Wendy Stever of the Nourishing Hand Dog Rescue wants to step up and take over the contract,” said Warnstaff. “It’s a question of what to do with the dogs after their time is up. They don’t put them down, but adopt them out. After 15 days the dogs must be spayed or neutered.” Currently Oroville is paying $75 a month for animal services and the Nourishing Hand will provide dog pound cleaning and adoption for $50 a month, according to Warnstaff. “They have the county’s ear and I think that says quite a bit that the county is willing to work with them,” Warnstaff said. “I think it sounds like a good deal,” said Tony Koepke who motioned approval of the new contract which passed unanimously. “I think we’re very lucky to have someone step up,” said the mayor. “There is a very bad problem in the county right now... they’ve

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The whole east side of Main Street, in front of the Pastime Bar & Grill and Hometown Pizza was full of parked cars last Tuesday afternoon. Some of the vehicles might have been there for over the two-hour limit, but there were no long motorhomes or known cars owned by local business owners present. The Oroville City Council has been discussing the issue of parking again, a discussion Mayor Chuck Spieth said has been going on since the 70s. The Parking and Sidewalk Rules signs say “Welcome to Oroville - two-hour parking only, travel trailers, campers and combination vehicles must park one block east or west of Main Street.” even hired an animal control officer who is putting in lots of hours,” said Warnstaff.

Senior Transport & Nutrition Okanogan C ounty Transportation and Nutrition has requested additional funding from the incorporated cities. Oroville already pays $1000 a year and although no specific dollar amount was asked the council is considering $500. “They need it to finish this year, once you’re committed to more funding though, they’ll ask for the increased amount each year,” said Jones, who added that the organization had received some funding cuts. “They do some good things and lots of people take advantage of their programs,” said Jones. Several council members said they would consider an additional $500 if they knew it would go toward the senior nutrition program. “I deal with a lot of the senior citizens making sure they get on the bus so they can get to their

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arrested1,420 drivers for DUI. Last year in Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan Counties, during the same time period, officers on routine and extra patrols also arrested 60 people for DUI. In Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan Counties, the Brewster, East Wenatchee and Wenatchee Police Departments, the Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan County Sheriff ’s Offices and the Washington State Patrol participated in the extra DUI patrols, with the support of the Chelan-Douglas Target Zero Traffic Safety Task Force. The extra patrols were funded

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North End Reservoir The council was updated on the North End Water Reservoir being constructed to serve the new U.S. Border Patrol Station as well as other North End Water System customers north of Oroville on the west side of the lake. Construction should begin on Sept. 9, with an attempt to get the foundation in before the cold weather starts, according to Noel.

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Child Safety Program The council granted approval to Jackie Daniel’s request to submit another Child Passenger Safety Program application. “It’s not a huge amount but I think it serves a good purpose,” said Jones.

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BUGTM: The office Time Machine

Open public meetings and open public records are very important to the newspaper business, as they should be to all our citizens. Towards that end the state Attorney General reminds our public boards, like the city council, school and hospital boards, that if they are going to change a meeting time or place or call a special meeting, they should give their local newspapers 24-hour written notice. Back in the stone age, when I started in this business that meant literally having someone type out the notice and send it to us in the mail. With the advent of fax machines the process was sped up for our governing bodies and now it’s even faster via email. All three forms of delivery, and I suppose hand delivery, are OK. Some agencies request they be notified each year to make sure your news outlet stays on the list, while not a requirement of the law, according to the AG, it’s probably not a bad idea to comply. So, in light of that I went searching on Out of our newspaper association’s website for a readyMy Mind made form, because the last request I recall Gary A. DeVon sending in was about 20 years ago -- which seemed enough for most agencies. I couldn’t find a form online at the WNPA and “Googling” only proved sunshine laws in many states are similar to those in Washington. Most mention the request, but I couldn’t find a pre-formed form. So, my attempt to be lazy, as usual, created even more work. In the time I took trying to find one online I could have fashioned two or three paragraphs of my own. I tell you all that to get to the “time machine” aspect of this endeavor. By not finding it online it sent me to, God forbid, my big, ugly, olive drab file cabinet to see if I could find one filed under something like “forms.” No luck; however, it did start me looking at all those “F” files I’ve been saving over the years – files like Forest Service (one of the fattest) and Foreign and Free Trade Zone (remember those?) and Fishing. Then there are files for articles that have included people like U.S. Rep. Tom Foley, former Speaker of the House; former state legislators Steve Fuhrman and Helen Fancher and former Tonasket Councilman and Mayor, Tom Fancher, and many more. Each time I look in my big, ugly green Time Machine, BUGTM for short, I pull a few file folders and dump their contents in File 13 (my so-labeled trash can). I keep the file folders on the off chance I want to start a new file. Even though most of my actual files are on computer now, I haven’t been able to part with the BUGTM. It represents more than just what I put into it over the years, it also contains files going back to reporters and editors that came before me – some whose hieroglyphic handwriting I’ve yet to decipher. While there’s a lot more room nowadays to save things on computers, it hasn’t always been so. They started with tiny hard drives and grew bigger with each upgrade. However, with each upgrade we lost files because they never all get transferred to the new machine. Or, the bosses never really seemed to take those old files quite as seriously as my OCD self and didn’t insist everything be saved. Computers, time savers (or time wasters that they are) are not the catch all some think they are. We have lots of people who come in and think we’ve got every article and every photo going back to 1905 saved somewhere in the computer, or better yet, online. Unfortunately that’s not so. To scan all our old “bound” copies would be a time consuming and expensive proposition. One that we’d all like to see, but won’t happen soon. So, like my BUGTM, the only way to call up information is to do so the old fashioned way. But be careful, once you open those drawers or start flipping through the back issues, you can get lost in a time warp that can suck you in like a Black Hole. By the way, I never did find that form, I guess I’ll have to type one up on my own.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR ‘Obamacare’ not found in the constitution

Dear Editor, After reading Rob Thompson’s letter entitled “Hasting doesn’t have to care,” there are a few questions that need to be asked. First, is it Doc Hastings or any other elected official’s business whether or not someone has Health Insurance? Is that one of the defined duties of the federal government? I’m sure that “promoting the general welfare” as it is termed in the Preamble to the Constitution had nothing to do with the Affordable Health Care Act; if it did the founding fathers would have outlined that in the Constitution. Another question would be, because it is affectionately termed Obamacare are we to assume that he cares, are we to think that he and his family will be standing in line with rest of us waiting for treatment at some hospital or clinic? Are we to think that by fining people who don’t have health insurance, he is showing concern for their health care needs? Are we to think that by hiring 16,000 new IRS agents to make sure this plan is implemented in all its arbitrary ambiguity; he cares? Why have companies like American Airlines figured that the AHCA will cost them an extra 100 million next year? Is this money supposed to appear in the form of change found in the seat cushions of the airplanes that fell from passengers pockets? Why are unions, some cities, and other entities being allowed to opt out of this wonderful plan? The higher cost of health care can be traced back to the fact of government inserting itself in the industry by trying to fix a problem that wasn’t theirs to fix. I support Doc’s vote to repeal the Affordable Health Care Act. I think he knows that as government gets involved in the lives of people in the area of health, the illusion of “affordability” and “care” will begin to smell a lot like the socialist sewage



August 29 - September 5, 1963: The enrollment at the end of the first day of school in the Oroville Schools was 876 from Kindergarten through grade 12. The number enrolling in grades 9-12 fell ten short of the anticipation, but more are expected to enroll this week. The largest class in Oroville is the 11th with 77 students. There are 616 students from Kindergarten through grade 8 and 260 in grades 9 thru 12. The Okanogan County Fair Grounds will be open at noon on Thursday to begin accepting exhibits for the 17th Annual Okanogan County Fair. Exhibitors will be competing for 28 special awards along with thousands of ribbon and premium points worth 10 cents each. Residents of this county and peoples all over the nation will be and have been exposed to the slogan “Sunny Okanogan Country.” The sole purpose of the program awards to advertise the Sunny Okanogan Country everywhere possible and the program is well underway with the printing of 5000 bumper strips. The first order of strips has been exhausted and another 6000 have been ordered. Okanogan County Fair Board said this week, that the fire which destroyed several of the livestock barns last Saturday, will not stop the fair from taking place as planned on this weekend. The fire did an estimated $20,000 to $30,000 damage to the buildings housing, sheep, swine, dairy and beef was finally gotten under control. The Tourist Booth showed an increase in activity for this recent past summer. During the three months of June, July and August of this year, 2,359 cars with 8,030 passengers stopped, while in 1962, during the same months, 1,841 cars and 6,358 passengers used this service. United Builder’s of Washington, Inc. is this week holding Open House at the four new homes they have built on the old high school hill. All of the homes are three bedroom homes and are built to conform with FHA specifications. Each house consists of a different floor plan and the latest in building materials were used throughout. The homes are priced at $11,900 - $14,900. The Pioneer Picnic at Conconully this

the nation embraced in the campaign slogan “Hope and Change”. Now that we are beginning to see the effects of the AHCA…, insurance companies dropping costumers, treatment and prescriptions being denied, and costs going up, I’m sure we can all see the caring concern on Barak Obama’s face, as he heads to another course somewhere for his 103rd round of golf, or flies off on his 18th multimillion dollar vacation to some paradise destination. It has got to be hard work spending other people’s money. “Duped, Doped and Controlled” may become the subtle motto for the Affordable Health Care Act as Americans look back on this “Plan” after it finally takes effect. The AHCA is yet another form of “legal plunder” that the federal government has graciously bestowed on this nation. Steve Lorz Tonasket

Worrisome ‘truths’ from Senator about his past A July 14 Sunday news article raised questions about the Seventh District’s appointed Senator, John Smith. The article focused on Smith’s history of attending a racist Christian Identity church, a.k.a. the “Ark,” and his marriage to the granddaughter of Christian Identity minister Ray Barker. The Smith’s first wedding took place at the Ark. Sen. Smith said his family quit attending the Ark in “2007 or 2008,” after hearing racist comments there. It’s hard to believe they’d never detected racist connections before, since news articles and courtroom testimony in the late 1990’s linked convicted murderer and racketeer Chevie Kehoe and his brother Cheyne to both the Ark and Barker.

ITEMS FROM THE PAST year drew one of the largest crowds ever to take part in this annual affair. Four thousand people were in attendance of which 497 long time residents signed the registration book. Two Oroville residents, C. M. and Margaret Bottom had the distinction as being citizens with the longest period in the county, having lived here for 79 years. Weather Wise, by Marge Frazier, official observer: Aug. 28, 80 degrees maximum and 56 minimum; Aug. 29, 91 and 52; Aug. 30, 92 and 54; Aug. 31, 93 and 55; Sept. 1, 90 and 53, with thunder; Sept. 2, 82 and 55 and Sept. 3, 84 and 53. There was a total of .48 inches of precipitation all on the 2nd of September. The Class of “1975” are making their debut as these students in the First Grade will be graduating in 1975. Their starting numbers are 75 and it will be interesting to wonder how many will make that class in the future. Some of the grocery prices from this era are: Large, Fresh AA eggs, $.49 doz; Nalley’s Chili, 15 oz. tins, 4 for $1.00; Patio steaks, 15 oz. pkg., $.69; Smoked Picnic Hams, $.33 per #; Okanogan Butter, $.48 per #; Peanut Butter, 3 # jar, $.98; Slices Bacon, $.45 per #.


SEPTEMBER 8 - 15, 1988: The merchants here in conjunction with the Oroville Chamber of Commerce held a meeting to discuss common problems last Tuesday, Aug. 30. Sidewalk Ordinance: The sidewalk ordinance was specifically designed so the council can approve or reject anything put on the sidewalk, explained Dennis Wilder, Councilman. “This is so we can avoid problems with foot traffic, permanent structures and objects that block the vision of traffic,” said Wilder. Trees: This discussion was about the responsibility for care and maintenance of the trees that line Main Street. Councilman Wilder stated that the trees are an asset to the town and if they are a line item on next year’s budget, the city will insure they are pruned uniformly. The merchants nearly

Chevie spearheaded the murderous Aryan People’s Republic army, whose goal was to create a whites-only nation. One of his Aryan soldiers even kidnapped a Colville business couple; it was indicated he did so because of the husband’s Jewish ancestry. Those headlines could not have escaped Sen. Smith’s attention. Sen. Smith would have been in his mid20’s when Cheyne went to Barker to accompany him when he surrendered to authorities after an Ohio shoot-out with police. Sen. Smith could not have missed such prominent news about his neighbors and father-in-law. Claiming the racist element of the Ark was unknown to him during his years of involvement causes one to gravely doubt Sen. Smith’s integrity. He had ample opportunity to be aware of the church’s ideology and the illegal and reprehensible activities of people affiliated with the Ark. Add to that the uncomfortable fact that Sen. Smith has accepted campaign donations from the leader of the Ark. Around the time Smith’s family switched to a different church, the Spokane article said postings on Christian Identity and BritishIsraelite sites, using the name Brythstone (the family’s farm name) began appearing. Asked about those, Sen. Smith claimed ignorance. Oddly, most of the postings disappeared that day, the paper said. Sen. Smith claims he does not share the Ark’s outlook. But the rest of us can wonder if his church switch was politically motivated. Given his unusual past riddled with poor choices, and the way he’s dodged owning up to his past, it seems logical to replace Sen. Smith with a more capable candidate with a history of wiser choices. Sincerely, Ed Gann Colville, Washington unanimously voted to ask the city to budget for the trees. Schools in Molson started in 1903 and was held in the Old Molson Saloon. Next year a school was built and was known as “The Little White School House on the Hill” and was attended by some Canadian students that lived closer to Molson than their own school. In 1914, the present brick building was completed for classes in 1915. In 1961, Molson’s last graduation was held and all students were bussed to the Oroville Schools. Mary Louise Loe had a dream that it would make a good museum of the area and restoration began in 1980 and opened in 1982 as a museum operated completely with volunteers. All three floors are open to the public. Okanogan County ranks fourth highest in unemployment behind only Cowlitz, Adams and Skamania. The jobless rate for July is estimated to be 13.3 percent of a 16,590 person labor force meaning 2,210 people in Okanogan County remain unemployed. Tonasket Senior Citizens are inviting the general public of all ages to join with them Saturday afternoon, Sept. 24, for a Celebration of Dedication for their Senior Center. A new wheelchair ramp was installed at the North Okanogan Valley Nursing Home in Tonasket, to assist the loading and unloading of these seniors to the bus. The Oroville Hornets football team defeated the Omak Pioneers by a score of 8 to 6, marking the end of a 15 year period of domination by the Pioneers. A daylight raid on three Cougar Creek area residences netted six arrests and led to the seizure of several mature marijuana plants. Six plants were seized from one residence and mature marijuana plants were found growing upstairs in another residence. Oroville resident, Bill Ecklor, won both a Grand Champion and a Blue Ribbon for his woodwork at last week’s county fair. Ecklor entered a steamboat, a coach and horses and a steam engine, all made of wood. (Note) The steamboat and steam railroad engine are now on display at the Okanogan Borderlands Historical Museum in Oroville.) Real Estate: Neat and attractive home in central part of Oroville, large kitchen, lovely well-established corner lot and the price is great!, $28,500.00; Ideal location in Tonasket for 3 bedroom home near the schools. Back yard is fenced for that growing family, $47,000.

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Not a fan of thunder and lightning Last Wednesday morning, early, brought a storm that was lighting, thunder and a downpour of rain (shades of Missouri). Thunder that literally shakes the windows. As a child I thought it was the thunder to be fearful of, but later learned that the beautiful but quiet lightning is the deadly culprit. I do not like any of it. Our good buddy and pinochle player, Bob Hirst, spent some days checking out the hospital, again. He has some health issues that the doctors seem to have difficulty getting to the bottom of. A second visit, at a later date has given an update, and if all goes well by the time you read this paper, he should have had some procedures to correct part of his problems. Some blood transfusions have helped to make him a bit stronger and the days are looking brighter. My goodness the front page last week had an article about a shooting and hunt-

Update on activities at memorial site Submitted by Michael Stewart and Karen Schimpf

TONASKET - We, the members of the U.S. Armed Forces Legacy would like to bring the greater community up to date with our available information of the goings on at our site. All should be aware that a Veterans’ benefits counselor is located in the Legacy Park building; he is up to date with the newest rules and regs, can file new claims, amend older ones, research issue questions and help in numerous ways. Try to call Shane Barton ahead of time for an appointment at (509) 4862121, as he is quite busy many days. A fully developed claim such as the work that Shane accomplishes goes through the system much faster and is rarely turned down. Thanks largely to Shane’s efforts, more than 440 claims have been filed and more than $1.1 million in compensation has been paid out. Shane cannot always be in the office and we cannot always rely on volunteers to cover his absent times, nor can we afford at this time to attempt to hire a part time person. Be patient; Shane is in use as our programs to assist veterans grow. We have come a long way! His office is open five days a week from 8 to 4:30 unless he is out seeing a Veteran, at some type of training or at another appointment. Our library is an important aspect and is still being devel-

NVCS September Classes underway next week

ing season hasn’t even started. One man paid a dear price for a grouse, in Chesaw, as he was shot and killed. It truly does seem that human life just doesn’t mean nearly as much as it used to. I was told that Junior Eder had gone on another hunting trip. This time to capture an alligator. Hunter’s have killed a couple THIS & THAT of huge ones, over 700 lbs. in Joyce Emry Louisiana recently. That would make a lot of shoes and handbags! Did you know that a crocodile can’t stick its tongue out? Don’t know about

U.S. ARMED FORCES LEGACY oped via the efforts of Karen Schimpf and the many donations of books from the public. We have available materials that can only be used on site. Many items can be checked out through what we are trying as a self-checkout method. If interested, please come to the Legacy and follow the simple instructions that will be posted for information. The Service Officer there is not the librarian! But if he is there, the library is open. If the interest is shown we will need volunteers to keep this open on a regular basis. Its quite easy to experience “burn out” with the few that can give time. We do have security cameras working, yet we are asking the using public for its respect for what we offer. Call Karen Schimpf or myself, Michael Stewart at (509) 4862144 if you wish to volunteer time. A large TV is being donated to the Legacy (donor will be recognized later) to be used in conjunction with the DVD portion of this library and will open opportunities for all. We do hope the public will use our site for not only what we have to offer, but for meetings and events that someone might wish to hold. Students: Power Point will be possible. We have a lot of great history for your research projects if needed. There is memorabilia of numerous conflicts to view. As of this writing, I’m informed that from the Quilting group of the Molson/Chesaw area we are to receive 30 quilts donated for


by Jackie Valiquette North Valley Community Schools

We are experiencing lovely fall weather following an exceptional summer, but fall is indeed here! Soon it will be colder and you will find yourself indoors far too much of the time. Don’t do that! Sign up for a class or two and get out of the house for an evening or two during the week.

OROVILLE SENIOR NEWS Sandy Andrews wins quilt raffle By Dolly Engelbretson Oroville Senior Center

A welcome to Mary Ellen Lemmond, a former resident of Oroville, who has been visiting with Doris Hughes and Evelyn Dull. She was seen joining the Seniors at exercise classes, joining us at lunch, helping Doris Hughes with her quilting, helping Garden Club at their yard sale, and played pinochle last evening. We will

Classes are underway as of September 16 with four to choose from starting that day – Art of Welding, Chili Rellenos, Citizenship Preparation and Is Your Dog Training you! Eight more classes follow during September, and many more in October, November and miss her when she leaves. The drawings for our basket and quilt, which was donated to the Center by Betty Bair, was held last Tuesday afternoon. The quilt was won by Sandy Andrews of the Camaray Motel. The basket was won by a local woman who was very excited about finally winning something. Pinochle scores for Aug. 31: The door prize was won by Midge Minyard; most pinochles by Danny Weitrick. During the course of the evening she actually had four 300 point pinochles. High point woman was Wilma and high point man for the evening was Clayton Emry. Pinochle Scores for Sept. 7: The door prize was won by Nellie Paulsen; High scoring man was Leonard Paulsen; high scoring lady was Dolly Engelbretson. Evelyn Dull had the most pinochles. More next time!

alligators. We have recently returned from Everett, Wash. where we attended the wedding of Grace, daughter of Jin Ming Ma, and “Sho-Sho.” Jin Ming was pastor at the United Methodist Church, here in Oroville until severe health problems caused a move, to be near the hospital and Doctors. She is now pastor in Coupeville. Five couples from Oroville attended the most beautiful ceremony. Years ago we used to try and go to the coastal region, near Labor Day holiday, to pick the bountiful wild blackberries. There are acres and acres of vines, which are a real nuisance to some of the farmland, but they are real tasty, but a pain to gather. Don’t’ think my old arthritic bones would let me do it these days. Here in the apple country they are picking the Gala fruit. And Honey Crisp, which I am not familiar with, but I see signs of them for sale. There are so many varieties these days, that I can’t keep track of them, but when it comes down to the all around good apple, I think the golden delicious is the best. Fresh apples float because 25% of their volume is air… that’s what I read, and I do know they float. Remember when we used to “bob” for them in a tub of water at Halloween parties, ever so

our deserving Veterans. Many heartfelt thanks to the ladies. If anyone knows of a veteran in need of a warm quilt please call or come down to the U.S. Armed Forces Legacy site and myself, Karen or Shane will be able to help you. Maybe you’ve noticed when driving by our site that there are some personal memorabilia being placed on individual plaques honoring that Veteran. We are adopting a simple policy that personal and private items left recognizing individuals will be left in place as per your wish for one month. At that time we will take down the individual items, record whom they recognize and store them for future use or return to the donor upon request and identification. We are happy to accept these mementos of honor, yet wish to keep control of the site. There are over 640 plaques on our walls and more will be added sometime in the third week of September, (weather permitting). Once the front of the walls are filled we will use the reverse sides and surround the murals with plaques. We hope to someday have the personnel available so that we might set more concrete hours of operation. It takes time and energy to get all the pieces in place to keep this all growing and functioning. We have evolved from an idea of a few, to a Jewel of our town, county and region for all to enjoy. As we move forward with our Legacy and its programs we want to thank our community members for all the continuing support given to this honorable project. The efforts to build this Legacy are going to be read into the Congressional Record in Washington, D.C., for all to realize how it came to life and serves Veterans. December. After our summer respite the NVCS staff is looking forward to another successful year of teaching and learning with a variety of recreational, educational and cultural offerings. Pick up a catalog at many stores around Oroville and Tonasket. Ellen Barttels is in the office with all the information you need about classes and to register. Call her at (509) 476-2011. You can also contact her by email at community.schools@oroville. or on our website at Welcome to North Valley Community Schools!

TONASKET TVBRC Meet some truly unique artists TONASKET - The Tonasket Visitor and Business Resource Center has been hosting “hard artists” for the past several weeks. This Friday is a chance for the public to meet some of these local originals. The TVBRC’s “Meet the Artists Soiree” is this Friday, Sept. 13, 4-7 p.m. The artists have fashioned their works out of metal, stone, glass and bone. Come and interact with the truly unique minds behind these equally unique works of art. The event is free, with food and drinks available.

many years ago? As the Glen Hauenstiens went to the above mentioned wedding, they traveled the North Cascades Highway, but storms closed that route, again, after they had reached their destination. The duration for that route being open this year has been shorter than usual. Storms made havoc of many places last week with the excessive lightning, thunder and downpours of rain. Depending on where you were. If you didn’t see the displays in the museum, you’re out of luck, because they are being removed, making way for next years, which will be featuring the Indian heritage. I suspect Arnie Marchland will be a great asset helping in that category. I notice the building being constructed, at the football field, to use for whatever they use the “crow’s nest” for. I’m not a fan of football and know very little about it…only that it’s often too cold to be comfortable, sitting on a bleacher. Every now and then the Mariner’s win a game. Just enough to keep me watching. Next, will be Gonzaga basketball and I like sitting in front of the fireplace and watching that. A well informed American knows the lineup of baseball teams and about half

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of the words to the “Star Spangled Banner”. It is widely known by our family and others who know us, that my husband and I argue a lot. How else can you not get bored with each other after nearing 70 years? Arguing with your wife is as useless as trying to blow out a lightbulb. A bear in hibernation, loses up to 25 percent of its body weight… spose’ that would work for a human? It is on a sad note that I report that John Haskell died in his sleep, Sept. 8, as was reported to me by Ann Williams. I recently had quite a lengthy visit, by phone, with Marilyn from their most comfortable assisted living complex in Mill Creek, Wash. and they were doing very well. Proving once again that we don’t know what tomorrow brings. No one is dead as long as he is remembered by someone! “Big” John will be remembered by many. They were longtime members of the community of Oroville, coming here as a young couple, successfully operating one of the many apple warehouses that Oroville used to have, raising their children and being active community members. Condolences go out to all of the family.


Submitted by Sue Wisener Tonasket Eagles #3002

Before you know it will be time to rake leaves but not this week as warm weather is still among us. District Meeting is this Sunday Sept. 15 at 1 p.m. in Grand Coulee. Hope to see you there. Bonnie Jean will be here Thursday Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. to

Marian Dahlin memorial dinner By Jan Hansen Oroville Eagles

The deadline for annual dues is fast approaching. If you haven’t paid for this year you have until Sept. 15 before being dropped. If you have paid but have not picked up your current card, please stop by, say Hi! and pick it up. There will be a memorial steak dinner for Marian Dahlin on Saturday Sept. 14 with an auction to follow. Dinner from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Donations are appreciated. The Willow Ridge band will be

Wild wet weather hits the highlands By Marianne Knight Highlands Correspondent

What a rain storm we had off and on last week. Lots of washouts here and there. I hope you all survived without too much damage. Fiona’s will be open on the weekends through the month of September, and next week they will have Chesaw-grown heirloom apples as well as beets, potatoes, onions and shallots, leeks and tender salad greens. All are welcome to come and check

4 p.m. with free warm wear, she has several different sizes. Almost last chance to send or come in and pay your dues. Our address is Tonasket Eagles 3002, P.O. Box 2107, Tonasket, WA 98855. Friday Bingo has over $12,500 you could win, can’t win if you don’t come in and play. Starting at

EAGLEDOM AT WORK our musical guests. On Saturday, Sept. 21st there will be a Hawaiian Pork Dinner from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. More info to follow. Starting this month we will be sending, via e-mail, updates, current and future events to our members with current e-mail addresses. If you want to be included let us know and we will add you to our list. Our Aerie meetings are the first

HILLTOP COMMENTS out the highland products. The monthly meeting of the Okanogan Democratic Central Committee will be held at Fiona Gallery in Chesaw on Saturday, Sept. 21st at noon. All Democrats and guests are welcome. Please bring a pot luck dish to share. The Okanogan Highland Alliance will have a meeting at the Chesaw Community Building on Sept. 14. Grasslands will be the subject. Everyone welcome. The Chesaw Community Church will have their annual

7 p.m., the kitchen opens at 5:30 p.m., burgers and more. Don’t forget to come in and Shake and Sign in. Lots of Pull Tabs and Bottle Raffle plus free pool on Tuesday. Pinochle scores from last Sunday as follows: First place Gene Michels, second place Gladys Fifer, Low Score went to Jo Porter and Last Pinochle was Gene Michels and Jo Porter. We wish all those that may be ill a speedy recovery to good health. God bless all. The Biggest Little Eagles in the state.

and third Tuesdays of the month and the Auxiliary meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays. Happy hour is 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. every day and Seahawks games are always Happy Hour. We have free pool every Sunday. Thursdays we play Bingo and eat Burgers and More. Friday is Taco Night (until Steak Night comes back,) and Meat Draw. Watch this column for Saturday special events. Come join your brothers and sisters at your Eagles and bring your friends. Find out what’s happening at your club and join in. As always, We Are People Helping People.

Summer Picnic on Saturday Sept. 14 at Lost Lake in the day use area. Bring a pot luck dish to share. Everyone is welcome to come and join in the fellowship. The next BINGO night at the Molson Grange Hall will be on Friday, Sept. 20. Bring the family and enjoy the fun. Until next weekOLIVER THEATRE Sat. Showtimes at 7:00 & 9:10 p.m.

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Oliver, Sun.-Mon.-Tues.-Thurs...7:30 P.M. Sun.Fri.- Mon. - Sat. - Sun. - Mon. B.C. - Tues. Tues., Sept. -13 - 14 Thurs. - 15 - 16Sept. - 17 8 - 9 - 10, 12 Fri.-Sat.................7:00 & 9:00 P.M. 250-498-2277 Closed Showtimes on Fri. & Sat. at 7:00 & 9:10 p.m. (re-opens Sept. 13)

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At Edward Jones, we believe financial education is an important part of achieving your goals. That’s why we’re excited to invite you to our upcoming program. At this unique event, you’ll learn about important investment strategies. Presentation: Understanding Social Security Presenter: Jon Louis Title: Divisional Sales Director Organization: Protective Life & Annuity Insurance Company When: Wednesday, September 18th at noon Where: Sandra Rasmussen’s office at 32 N. Main in Omak Lunch will be served. The investments in mutual funds or unit investment trusts (UITs) are offered by prospectus. You should consider the investment objective, risks, and charges and expenses carefully before investing. The prospectus contains this and other information. Your Edward Jones financial advisor can provide a prospectus, which you should read carefully before investing.

Call Marty at 509-826-1638 by Monday, September 16th to reserve your seat for this event.

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Action/Sci-Fi/Thriller, Starring Vin Diesel, Karl Urban, Katee Sackoff. Fri.6:45 & 9:45 Sat. *3:45,6:45, 9:45. Sun.*3:45,6:45. Wkdys 6:45.

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Sera Thornton married Cody Rathbun on July 27 in a ceremony at the bride’s family home in Oroville.

OROVILLE - Sera Sonja Thornton and Cody William Stewart Rathbun were married in a small ceremony on a beautiful sunny Saturday morning, July 27, 2013, on the beach at the home of the bride’s parents in Oroville, Wash. Family friend Brent Williams officiated the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Bruce and Sonja Thornton of Oroville. The groom is the son

ing. Delicious cupcakes and coffee topped off the luncheon. A late afternoon Coffee and Cake Reception included cakes prepared by Kathleen Thornton, served on the lawn at the home of the bride’s parents. The bride graduated Valedictorian from Oroville High School and studied Kinesiology and Music at Washington State University. The groom graduated from Kamiakin High School and is presently pursuing his Masters of Architecture degree at Washington State University. The new couple is making their home in Pullman, Wash.

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Mandy Vanatta, Jerry Vanatta (grandfather) and Jeff and Robin Stedtfeld would like to announce their daughter’s wedding ceremony as Shirleymae Dureen Vanatta weds Nigel Bradley Walls on Sept. 21. The ceremony will be at 24 Dale Allen Rd., Tonasket, at 1 p.m. Following the wedding there will be a reception at the Tonasket Eagles.



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COMMUNITY CALENDAR Tonasket Farmers’ Photographer to Market talk on Matsura TONASKET - Tonasket Farmers

Market is held on Thursdays, from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. The next market is Thursday, Sept. 12. Come join us for some of the best in local produce, crafts, personal care products, homegrown music and farmstead cheeses. Whether you make a quick spin to pick up supper ingredients or hang out for hours, you’re sure to get what you want. For more info call (509) 486-1199.

Oroville Farmers’ Market OROVILLE - The Oroville Farmers’ Market is Saturday, Sept. 14, 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, Sept. 14 featuring an open stage. If you would like to volunteer to showcase your acoustic talents, please call Barbara Pollard at (509) 476-2662.

Last Cruise Night of Summer OROVILLE - Car enthusiasts are invited to bring their cars for display and participate in a short cruise around the Oroville area for the last cruise night of the summer on Saturday, Sept. 14. Meet at Gold Digger Park at 1203 Main St., next to Okanogan Estate Wine & Gift Shop at 5:30 p.m.The cruise will end up at the Warehouse parking lot in front Alpine Brewery where Hippies on Vacation will be playing in the beer garden. Those over 21-years-old are invited to the brewery to enjoy their beer garden with some cold beer, Uli’s Famous Sausages and great music. This is going to be the last time this year and the weather report promises great weather. For more information email Lee Chapman at or call (509) 476-4626

Classes Start This Month OROVILLE – North Valley Community Schools is back! Classes begin on the Monday, Sept. 16 and that includes Three Cheese Chili Rellenos. The time it takes to make these is worth it. Our instructor knows what she’s doing and you’ll love these rellenos with ranchero sauce, made with all fresh ingredients. Call Ellen Barttels at (509) 476-2011 for information and to register for this yummy cooking class.

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.

Metal Drive TONASKET - Don’t forget to mark your calendar for Green Okanogan’s monthly metal drive on the third Thursday of the month - Thursday, Sept. 19 - from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. GO will be accepting all metals including tin, steel, aluminum, scrap, and any other metal you have. GO also will be accepting e-cycle materials including: computers, monitors, laptops, towers, and TVs. Location is Western Ave. and Division St. in Tonasket, across from Peter James’ home, Tonasket

Booster Club Dinner Auction OROVILLE - The Oroville Booster Club Dinner Auction will be held Saturday, Sept. 21 at Veranda Beach Resort. Happy Hour and Silent Auction begin at 4 p.m., dinner by the Breadline at the Beach will be at 5 p.m. and the Live Auction at 6 p.m. Tickets are available in Oroville at Veranda Beach Resort and Oroville Pharmacy and North Cascades Broadcasting in Omak. The auction at the American Legion will be on Saturday, Nov. 2.

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.

Gold Stars at Legacy Park TONASKET - Saturday, Sept.28 at 11 a.m. the NCW Blue Star Mothers will be placing gold stars in honor of those mothers who lost children

in the service of our country on the U.S. Armed Forces Legacy plaques in Tonasket designated K.I.A. and M.I.A. We will also be hoisting the Blue Star Flag which will fly until Veteran’s Day.

Hometown Soldier Calendar Military Mothers and Families send 1-3 photos of your soldier, airman, sailor, or guard to the North Central Washington Blue Star Mothers group to be published in next year’s Hometown Soldier Calendar. Contact Blue Star Mothers at (509) 485-2906 or email them at ncw. Deadline is Monday, Sept. 30. While you’re at it, drop off your old or broken cell phones at Discount Sewing and Vacuum in Okanogan, the KOMW Radio Station in Omak, the Tonasket Legacy Memorial office, and at the Oroville Pharmacy. Proceeds go to supporting our local military families.

Nursing Assistant Training Class TONASKET - North Valley Extended Care is now accepting applications for the next Nursing Assistant Training Class beginning Oct. 21. This class will be completed November. Applications may be picked up at the North Valley Hospital’s Human Resource Office or you can fill out an application online at www. This is an excellent opportunity for motivated, caring individuals to prepare for a challenging career, leading to employment opportunities in the Extended Care. Course content includes basic personal care, restorative and technical skills needed to care for residents and individuals rehabilitating toward independence. Application deadline is Oct. 4. For more information call HR at (509) 486-3185 or the Extended Care at (509) 486-3110.

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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Thornton weds Rathbun

of Kimberli (Rathbun) Loveman of Benton City, Wash. and Merlin Stewart of Stettler, Alberta, Canada. Presented in marriage by her parents, the bride was attended by her dear friend, Richard Maxwell. Merlin Stewart was the best man, and Katie Thornton the flower girl. Heather Zosel and Claire Thornton provided the music for the ceremony. A luncheon was served directly after the ceremony, with a wonderful program of music and expressions of love and advice for the wedding couple follow-

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

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Furnished Log Cabin, $575; 2 bedroom house in town, $695; Private, on the river with heat pump, $720; 2 bath with basement, garage, $800; Lakefront, furnished 3 bedroom, 2 bath, $1595. Call Sun Lakes Realty, 509-4762121

Say it in the classifieds! *Special deal* *HAPPY BIRTHDAY *HAPPY ANNIVERSARY *CONGRATULATIONS!! *WILL YOU MARRY ME? MUST BE PREPAID $6.00 for the first 15 words additional words $1.00 each. Bold words, special font or borders extra. Add a picture for only $1.50 more. Call to place ad Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune 509-476-3602

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OROVILLE LAKE FRONT HOME 3 BR, 2 BA. 5 appliances. Pets? References $875, first, last. 509476-2438.

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

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

The Family of Sam Koepke would like to Thank the Oroville Fire Department, Ambulance Crew, all the Ladies who helped with the Dinner and Pastor Dwayne Turner for the Service. Also, all who sent Flowers and Cards. Thank You to the North Valley Hospital Staff for the Care, Patience and Compassion. Sincerely, The Family of Sam Koepke

OCCDA has the following Experience/ education with career opportunities payroll and payables (Quickavailable: Books). Growing company 80+ employees. LONG TERM SUBSTITUTE To apply email – Oroville, Omak, Tonasket to provide child education, wverner@ health and social services. orovillereman Position includes teaching and home visiting for both the Head Start and Early Head Start programs. GED/High School required. AA degree in ECE preferred, must have or enroll in CDA program, Okanogan County Salary 11.80 – 16.22 hr. Department of Public Works DOE. 40 hrs per wk. Bilinis accepting applications until gual/Spanish preferred. September 27, 2013 for Temporary On-Call M-2 2 COOK AIDES Truck Driver – for Tonasket and Oroville. in Methow and Tonasket Must have current food hanareas. Wages will begin at dler permit, and assist with $15.56/hr. food preparation and delivery Applications may be as instructed. Knowledge of obtained by contacting the kitchen and food sanitation Dept. of Public Works, procedures required. 32 – 40 1234-A 2nd Ave. S., hrs per week - $9.31 - 10.00 Okanogan, WA 98840. hr DOE.. Bilingual/Spanish (509) 422-7300 or preferred. EOE/ADA Employer. 2 CLASS AIDES – for Oroville and Brewster 30-36 hrs per week. Assists Subscribe to the... teacher in classroom activities and functions as part of the teaching team. High School/GED required. Salary 9.31 - $10.00 per hr. DOE. 30-36 hrs wk. Bilingual/Span1420 Main St., P.O. Box 250 ish preferred. Oroville, WA 98844

Business/Office space for lease 1000+ sq.ft. Prime spot Main St. Oriville. $650/month. (509)486-1682 or 429-0873.

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JD 310A Backhoe w/23� Bucket * JD 2120 Tractor w/148 Loader * 2 NH HydroSwing Swathers, 499 & 116 * Schulte 4-ft Rock Picker * 1993 Dodge 4x4 PU * 1977 GMC 4x4 PU w/8-ft Snowplow * 1987 S10 Chev PU * Enclosed 16-ft Cargo Van, Lined, Wired * 3-axle HD 20-ft Equip Trailer, Beavertail, Ramps * Aluminum Circle J Horse Trailer, 12-ft, Like New * Lucas Portable Sawmill, 4-ft Extension, Kohler Engine * JD 613 Grass Mower * 22-ton Log Splitter, Hydr, on Rubber * 8-ft Packer * 12-ft Springtooth * Elston Gopher Machiner * Inter 12-ft Drill, Grain & Grass, Double Disc * MORE – MORE LOTS of Power & Hand Tools * 30 pieces 3-in by 40-ft Irrig Pipe w/ Risers & Sprinklers * Big Gun Sprinkler on Wheels * Lots of Irrigation Supplies * Various Very Nice China Cupboards and Glass Display Cases * Bedroom Sets * Dining Sets * Washer * Dryer * Lots of Chairs * 4 Elec Upholstery Sewing Machines * Singer Treadle Leather Sewing Machine * 4 other portable Sewing Machines * Wood Working Tools * 40 Plus Highlander Cow Heads w/Horns * Full Mount Elk Head w/Horns * 2 Full Mount Deer Heads * Liberty Gun Safe for 22 Guns * Spark Wood/Gas Kitchen Range, Yellow, Thermometer, Warming Oven * MUCH, MUCH MORE


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Okanogan: Registered Dietitian Full time. English/Spanish bilingual preferred. Medication Assistance Program Spec. Full time. English/Spanish bilingual required. Pharmacy Manager Full time Promotor(a) 4 Per Diem positions; CLASS AIDE – Methow Valley – 16 hrs. Okanogan & Brewsterweek. 9.31 – 10.00 hr DOE. English/Spanish bilingual required Bilingual/Spanish preferred. Patient Registration Rep. If interested, submit 2 Full time. English/Spanish application, cover letter and bilingual required. resume. Applications may be Roomer picked up at Full time. English/Spanish OCCDA - 101 4th Ave. W – bilingual required. Omak, WA 98841. Equal Patient Registration Rep. 1 Opportunity Employer full time. Okanogan/Brewster Dental. English/Spanish bilingual required.

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Brewster (Jay Ave.): Pharmacist CMA, LPN or RN 126 S. Main St., Omak Full time (certified or in training) 509-826-7310 Seeking part-time clinic man- MA – Registered or ager and medical assistant at Certified or LPN – Call and We Will Mail, E-Mail, or Fax You a Complete Handbill – Updated list of employment at small, private Natural Health Full time LLC Clinic in Okanogan. Minimum LICENSE NO. 2241 2 year commitment. Wages Tonasket: BOX 417 - TONASKET, WA. 98855 Clinic Operations Mgr. depend on experience. WorkSource Okanogan County is an equal opportunity employer and provider of employment and training services. Licensed & Bonded DAL DAGNON DARYL ASMUSSEN Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to persons with disabilities. Call Jana at (509) 422-3700 Full time 486-2570 486-2138 Space donated by the Gazette-Tribune. for more information See for job descriptions. (2 wds) 25. Drops on blades Submit cover letter and 12. Middle Eastern charity to 26. “Bingo!� resume or application to beggars (pl.) 28. Bumper sticker word FHC, c/o Human Resources, 13. Circus cries 30. Anger PO Box 1340, Okanogan, Sudoku is a number-placing puzzle based on a 9x9 grid with several given numbers. 21. Best seller WA 98840 or email: 32. Didn’t dawdle The object is to place the numbers 1 to 9 in the empty squares so that each row, each 22. Air letters? 34. Dalai ___ Puzzle 37 (Easy, difficulty rating 0.43) column and each 3x3 box contains the same number only once. 23. ___ canto, style of operatic Open until filled. 35. Restrict singing FHC is an EEO Employer. 37. Hightailed it 27. Make sense, with “up� 5 9 1 4 3 38. Camera glass that magnifies



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Garage & Yard Sale MULTI Family garage sale. Saturday Sept. 14th, 9am3pm. 6 Jennings Loop Rd., Oroville. Lots of treasures, rain cancels.


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Hornet defense stifles Brewster

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Jake Scott (64) and Mick Fulmer (62) sack Brewster quarterback Mitch Boesel near the goal line early in the second half of the Hornet’s 18-7 victory over the Bears. Oroville’s defense played what coach Tam Hutchinson called one of the best defensive performances the Hornets have put together in several years.

Defense holds Bears under 100 yards; offense makes just enough plays to win as Hornets avenge three straight defeats to former league rival BREWSTER - Now that was a satisfying win. Despite some of the fits and starts that often characterize season-opening games, Oroville’s football team ended three years of frustration with an 18-7 victory at Brewster on Friday, Sept 6. It was the first time the current senior class had beaten the Bears in football. The Hornets withstood a disastrous first five minutes that included a botched punt attempt and a pass interference penalty that combined to set the Bears up for the opening score on a 1-yard Raf Varelas run. But the Oroville defense bailed its offense out repeatedly after that, allowing the Bears just 90 yards of total offense. Brewster had the ball inside the Oroville 25-yard line three times, but the Hornet defense came up with big plays on each occasion to end the threats. “Defense, that’s what we’ve been working the most on,” said Oroville coach Tam Hutchinson. “We don’t have the full offense in. We were limited there and decided to just run at them and pound them down. We’re in better shape; they were sucking air in the fourth quarter.” Oroville led 12-7 at the half on the strength of a 3-yard Luke Kindred run and a 17-yard pass from Kindred to Tanner Smith, who also led the Hornets with

117 yards rushing on 10 carries. “Tanner had another good game,” Hutchinson said. “He’s dangerous when he gets that ball in his hands.” The Hornets had a chance to salt the game away late in the fourth quarter, but twice had big fourth down plays erased by penalties and gave up the ball at midfield with 2:15 to play. Ricky Mathis picked off Mitch Boeselís pass to end the threat and two plays later Smith broke loose for a 49-yard run to give the Hornets some breathing room. Mathis said the defense was ready when it took the field with the game on the line. “We were pretty excited,” he said. “We wanted to finish them and get it done.” Mathis, who was defending a Brewster receiver, had his back to the quarterback and went up to make an over-the-shoulder catch on the play. “I just figured, I had to get up there and get it,” Mathis said. “Just try to see what would happen, and I was able to hang on to it.” “That last counter, they were coming,” said Hutchinson of the Brewster defense on Smith’s game-clinching run. “We saw that and told (the Hornet offense) they were coming hard on the outside. Smith cut up inside,broke a tackle and was gone.”

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Logan Mills breaks loose for some yardage behind a block by offensive lineman Blake Rise during Friday’s Oroville victory. Mathis followed up with his second interception in less than a minute of game time to end

Brewster’s final drive. “The coaches had some doubts about starting Ricky back there,”

Who are those drag racers? Submitted by Shana Cachola Wine Country Racing Association

OSOYOOS, BC - You’ve likely heard or read about the Wine Country Racing Association (WCRA) holding drag races a few times per year at the Osoyoos airport, known as Richter Pass Motorplex. The next event being hosted by this club is coming on Sunday, Sept.r 22, 2013. Have you ever wondered, “Who on earth are the people involved with this sport?” Drag racers come in all shapes, sizes, colors, styles, genders and variations. The man that sells you tires is a drag racer. How about the superintendent at the school? Yes, you guessed correctly. He’s a drag racer. They vary from the guy who repairs the dents in your car to the gentlemen who built your house. Racers are the people who grow your fruit and the officers that keep our roads safe. The folks who sell you hardware goods, make websites and worked

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Oroville’s Ernie Bartelson is one of the local personalities you can find tearing up the track at the Wine Country Racing Association’s next drag race on Sunday, Sept. 22. as your government agent are all involved with the racing. Firemen can be drag racers just like the lady you passed in the grocery store with a flock of little kids. There is an entire sub-community that was built around a few common desires. These friendly folks want to have an arena to safely compete with the vehicles

they’ve labored over. Racers want to socialize and have fun. All are welcome and encouraged to partake in the festivities. You will find it a friendly, familyoriented place to be. Don’t be shy to say hello or ask questions. The fans and racers alike are always more than happy to educate newcomers.

The Duel in the Desert Grudges aren’t always a bad thing. The two fastest rigs at Richter Pass Motorplex are gunning for one another. Warren Brown of Oliver is currently ahead, 2 to 1, over Neal Ericson of Osoyoos. Being perfectly matched, the races between these two are exciting to watch. At 118 MPH at the end of the eighthmile track it goes quickly. Ericson is itching to even the score and speed his 1969 Camaro past Brown’s 1200cc Kawasaki ZX12 motorcycle. Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013 the gates open at 9 a.m. Gate fee is $10 for people over 12. Children under 12 are admitted at no charge when accompanied by an adult. Racing starts at 11 a.m. with the final elimination round beginning at 1 p.m. Concessions are available on site. Anyone interested in registering their vehicle must come early, so that a safety inspection can be done before racing starts. Go to www.winecountryracing. ca or call (250) 498-6443 for additional information.

Hutchinson said. “I said no, Ricky is a gamer. He’s one of those kids who’s really laid back,

but I knew he would step it up at game time. He doesn’t have great speed, but he’s a smart kid and knows where to be. That’s the name of the game.” Hutchinson said he knew the offense would be a work in progress during the non-league portion of the Hornets’ schedule. “We only had two plays (to the) left, two plays right and the counter,” he said. “We tried to run the Pistol a bit, but the thing on that is setting up the read option (like the Seattle Seahawks do) with Russell Wilson. But it’s a whole new technique for the line. “With that zone blocking they have to move their feet and they actually have to think. So it will take a little time.” Kindred finished with 53 yards on 4-of-12 passing, with Smith catching all four passes. Kindred, Smith, Sean DeWitte and Joe Sarmiento led the Hornetsí defensive effort. The Hornets (1-0) host Mary Walker on Sept. 13. Meanwhile, the headed into the weekend with a satisfying notch in their belt. “The last three years were really frustrating,” Hutchinson said, recounting three straight losses, two of which cost the Hornets Central Washington League North Division titles. “This was real important for us to gain some momentum. Our defense really stepped it up.”

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Speiker crushes Tonasket course record By Brent Baker

TONASKET - For the first time in a long time, the Tonasket Cross Country Invitational wasn’t plagued by temperatures threatening the 90 degree mark. But heat of a different sort took down the Tigers’ course on Saturday, Sept. 6, as Oroville’s Sierra Speiker broke her own course record by nearly 50 seconds and Republic’s Duncan Forsman came within one second of the boys course record while winning easily. Speiker, who won two of the last three state titles, has been he state’s elite Class 1B/2B runner for her entire high school career (along with Morgan Willson of Colfax during Speiker’s freshman and sophomore seasons). But the Hornet senior looked ready to step it up yet another level as she cranked out a 16:43 run on the 2.8-mile course, which translates to one of the top 20 5k times recorded for all of the 2012 season. And this was just the beginning. It didn’t hurt that a new challenger has emerged in the region, freshman Erin Mullins of Cascade. Mullins kept Speiker in her sights for more than half the race, and her second-place time of 17:10 was 20 seconds faster than Speiker’s old course record. “This one was a great start,” said Oroville coach Doug Kee. “That girl from Cascade, that was impressive. I saw her run in the Junior Olympics and I remember thinking, if that girl runs crpss country, it’s going to be a great season. “We’ll be in several of the same races this year. I think we’ll see them again next week so that would be good.” The host Tigers, meanwhile, were led by a Amber Monroe, a senior racing cross country for the first time. She took 10th in 22:03. Other Tonasket finishers included Lea Berger (21st, 24:58) and Jenna Valentine (23rd, 25:26) as many rosters were depleted by

Above, Tonasket’s Adrian McCarthy, who went out with a pack of Republic runners, led the Tigers with a 16th place finish on Saturday. Duncan Forsman (far left) came within a second of breaking the boys’ course record while winning the race. Left, Oroville’s Sierra Speiker was even more dominant than she has been for the past three years, beating her own Tonasket Invitational course record by more than 45 seconds.

the next-to-last runner, struggled through the hilly course. His entire team ran out to meet him on the course and escorted him over the final 250 meters to the finish to the cheers of the entire contingent of athletes and parents at the meet. While the weather was perfect, the course had some new “features,” Thornton said. “It was almost really a true cross country course as the rain on Friday created a three-foot deep washout on the course,” he said. “I got it filled Saturday morning or all I would have had to do was add a barrier and we could have had a steeplechase.” Republic’s boys (39 points) edged out Cascade (42) for the team title, followed by Omak (49) and Tonasket (105). Cascade’s girls (40) got past Omak (46), Republic (55) and Chelan (80) in the team scoring. Oroville and Tonasket both travel to the Moses Lake Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 14.

the Okanogan County Fair. Forsman also led from the outset and wasn’t seriously challenged as he finished in 15:18, just one second off Republic alum Nik Michel’s 15:17 set in 2009. Tonasket was led by Adrian McCarthy (16th, 18:05). Freshman Hunter Swanson (30th, 19:37) was next for the Tigers,

followed by Tim Jackson (32nd, 19:55), Abe Podkranic (39th, 20:51), Smith Condon (42nd, 21:21), Bryden Hires (43rd, 21:24) and Dallin Good (57th, 27:00). “I thought Hunter, Tim, Bryden, Amber and Lea all ran well for their first ever High school cross country meets,” said Tonasket coach Bob Thornton. “I

was impressed with the pr’s of the returning runners from last year. Adrian was faster, Abe was 3:30, Dallin was 3:16 and Smith was :35 faster.” The best moment of the afternoon, however, occurred in the final moments of the race as Cascade’s Alex LaCombe, who finished eight minutes behind

Thursday, Sept. 12 GSoc - Tonasket at Liberty Bell, 5 pm VB (JV/Var) - Tonasket at Liberty Bell, 5/6:30 pm VB (JV/Var) - Republic at Oroville, 5/6:30 pm Friday, Sept. 13 FB (JV) - Kettle Falls at Tonasket, 4 pm FB (Var) - Kettle Falls at Tonasket, 7 pm FB (Var) - Mary Walker at Oroville, 7 pm Saturday, Sept. 14 XC - Tonasket & Oroville at Moses Lake Invite, 10:30 am Monday, Sept. 16 FB (JV) - Oroville at Tonasket, 5:30 pm Tuesday, Sept. 17 GSoc - Okanogan at Tonasket, 4:30 pm Vball (JV/Var) - Okanogan at Tonasket, 5/6:30 pm Vball (JV/Var) - Oroville at Curlew, 5/6:30 pm Thursday, Sept. 19 GSoc - Oroville at Bridgeport, 4 pm

1. Sierra Speiker, Oroville, 16:43 (course record); 2. Erin Mullins, Cascade, 17:10; 3. Shania Graham, Republic, 19:29; 4. Lydia Youkey, Cascade, 20:30; 5. Clair McIntire, Republic, 20:51; 6. Rhiannon Easter, Pateros, 21:08; 7. Addison Ivory, Chelan, 21:25; 8. Alexandra O’Dell, Omak, 21:48; 9. Sarah O’Dell, Omak, 21:55; 10: Amber Monroe, Tonasket, 22:03; 21. Lea Berger, Tonasket, 24:58; 23. Jenna Valentine, Tonasket, 25:26.

Friday, Sept. 20 FB (Var) - Tonasket at Brewster, 7 pm


1. Duncan Forsman, Republic, 15:18; 2. Spencer Reiss, Republic, 15:42; 3. Daniel Olmstead, Cascade, 16:01; 4. Samuel Goble, Omak, 16:12; 5. Liam Daily, Liberty Bell, 16:20; 6. Daniel Tveten, Cascade, 16:44; 7. Willy Duguay, Liberty Bell, 16:49; 8. Ivan Reyes, Chelan, 16:53; 9. Morgan O’Dell, Omak, 16:54; 10. Nathan Wells, Cascade, 17:17; 16. Adrian McCarthy, Tonasket, 18:05; 30. Hunter Swanson, Tonasket, 19:37; 32. Tim Jackson, Tonasket, 19:55; 39. Abe Podkranic, Tonasket, 20:51; 42. Smith Condon, Tonasket, 21:21; 43. Bryden Hires, Tonasket, 21:24; 57. Dallin Good, Tonasket, 27:00.

Tonasket blasts Bridgeport in opener Tigers’ Orozco scores three touchdowns in opening quarter

Saturday, Sept. 21 FB (Var) - Oroville at Seattle Lutheran, 2:30 pm GSoc - Eastmont C at Oroville, 1 pm GSoc - Tonasket at Quincy, 1:30 pm Vball (JV/Var) - Tonasket at Quincy, 1/2:30 pm XC - Tonasket & Oroville at Spokane Runners Soul/Eric Anderson Invite, 10 am

POOL LEAGUE Pool league to start play Nov. 6 Submitted by Jan Hansen North Okanogan Valley Pool League

OROVILLE - North Okanogan Valley Pool League will hold its organizational meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at the Shop Tavern in Oroville. Sponsors, team captains and all interested parties are invited. Sign up sheets for teams will be distributed and need to be filled in with team members, sponsors and table locations by our next meeting on Oct 16. We will start play on Nov. 6. Be there.

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TONASKET - It’s tough to predict how a team will play in its first game of the season, even if it’s against an opponent that on paper should be overmatched. Tonasket’s football team didn’t look past Bridgeport in their Friday, Sept. 6, debut, scoring three times on their first six offensive plays and rolling to a 44-15 non-league victory. “I thought we were pretty efficient for our first game,” said Tonasket coach Jay Hawkins. “We have enough experience out there, so I had some confidence that we’d be pretty sharp. It helped that we got off to a great start.” Michael Orozco scored three first quarter touchdowns on runs of four, 50 and 60 yards give the Tigers a quick 20-0 lead. Orozco added a 28-yard field goal in the second quarter, and with Isaiah Yaussey-Albright adding a three-yard scoring run, the Tigers led 30-0 at the half. “We made a commitment to play some of our second-tier guys, some freshmen, early,” Hawkins said. “We played them in the first half and they did a good job of taking advantage of the chance they got. We wanted to get them some playing time that wasn’t just a mop-up situation, and we’ll play it that way this week (in another non-league game) too.” Bridgeport got on the board early in the third quarter after the Tigers mishandled the kickoff, but a 15-yard Collin Aitcheson run and an eight-yard pass from Trevor Terris to Roberto Juarez put the Tigers up 44-7 before the Mustangs scored in the waning moments. “We had a bit of a let-down at the half but then we righted the ship,” Hawkins said. “We had three turnovers, so we need to take care of the ball better.” Hawkins said he liked the energy he saw, as well as the contributions that came from up and down the roster. “I thought we played with effort and enthusiasm,” he said. “We got contributions from a lot of different players. Kjeld Williams made a great catch along the sideline, for just one example.” Hawkins added that he saw some things on defense that will need to be addressed before the Tigers hit the meat of their schedule. “We need to do a better job of tackling in space, especially once we get into playing our league season,” he said. “Collin

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Tonasket overwhelmed Bridgeport on Friday, Sept. 6, in both teams’ seasonopening, non-league contest. Above, Jacob Cory hauls down a Mustang ballcarrier. Left, Collin Aitcheson, whom coach Jay Hawkins lauded for his tackling technique, gets hold of another Bridgeport running back in the first half of Friday’s 44-15 win.

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Aitcheson is a perfect example of what we want with that. We could make a training video with him, the way he sits down, keeps his shoulders square and makes some good, athletic plays.”

Orozco finished with 214 yards rushing on 11 carries, with Terris adding 63 yards on six carries and Aitcheson rushing for 56 yards on eight carries. Terris also completed 4-of-7 passes for 95 yards, with

Orozco catching two passes for 59 yards and Williams one for 28 yards. The Tigers (1-0) play their home opener on Friday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m., but aren’t home again until Oct. 18.

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COPS & COURTS Superior Court Criminal

Tabitha Marie Hall, 22, Omak, pleaded guilty Aug. 29 to second-degree TMVWP. Hall was sentenced to 30 days in jail and fined $1,110.50.The crime occurred June 11. Jared L. Shadrick, 18, Okanogan, pleaded guilty Sept. 5 to residential burglary, six counts of theft of a firearm, seven counts of first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm, first-degree trafficking of stolen property, second-degree possession of stolen property, second-degree theft, and attempting to elude a pursuing police vehicle. Shadrick was sentenced to 124 months in prison and fined $500. The court found probable cause to charge Jair Chavez Rangel, 18, Oroville, with second-degree assault (with a deadly weapon). The court found probable cause to charge Zachariah J. Brown, 32, Oroville, with second-degree assault (strangulation or suffocation) (DV). The court found probable cause to charge Joshua Wayne Allie, 34, Tonasket, with possession of a stolen firearm and first-degree trafficking of stolen property. The court found probable cause to charge Antonio Allen LaGrou, 25, Omak, with POCS (methamphetamine). The court found probable cause to charge Garry Gordon Sutton, 54, Riverside, with POCS (methamphetamine).


A 15-year-old Oroville boy pleaded guilty Sept. 4 to fourth-degree assault and attempted fourthdegree assault (DV). He was sentenced to four days in detention with credit for four days served and six months community supervision. The crimes occurred Aug. 20. He also had another charge dismissed. In a separate case, the same boy pleaded guilty Sept. 4 to third-degree malicious mischief (DV) and attempted fourth-degree assault (DV). He was sentenced to four days in detention with credit for four days served. The sentences are to run concurrently. Those crimes occurred June 2.

District Court Jorge Alberto Alvarez Urapo, 23, Tonasket, guilty of disorderly conduct. Alvarez Urapo was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 76 days suspended and fined $608. Alexandra Lynn Allen, 20, Tonasket, had a charge dismissed: minor intoxicated in a public place. Kristin Ann Bob, 31, Omak, guilty of violation of a no-contact/protection order. Bob was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 340 suspended and fined $908. Branden Martin Goujon, 21, Omak, guilty (with deferred revocation) of POCS (marijuana) (less than 40 grams) and use or delivery of drug paraphernalia. Goujon was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 89 days suspended and fined $1,384. Raymond Dean Groomes, 55, Omak, guilty of first-degree negligent driving. Groomes received a 90-day suspended sentence and fined $958. Bobby Larry Grooms, 64, Omak, guilty of first-degree negligent driving. Grooms received a 90day suspended sentence and fined $918. Valentin Guillen-Cardenas, 38, Omak, had a disorderly conduct charge dismissed. Robert Edward Haydon III, 26, Tonasket, guilty of third-degree DWLS. Haydon was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 88 suspended and fined $818. Dustin Thomas Hayes, 24, Omak,

School Zones and parking Chief R. Clay Warnstaff Oroville Police Department

Hello again, Just a couple items this week that I have been observing and have been made aware of by the Council. First I wanted to touch on the fact that school is back in session and I want to emphasize safe driving around town and especially near the school zones, and the Elementary School drop off zone in particular. The drop off

guilty on three counts of third-degree DWLS. Hayes was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 85 days suspended and fined a total of $2,254. Robyn Ann Henderson, 30, Okanogan, guilty of DUI and hit and run (unattended property). Henderson was sentenced to a total of 364 days in jail with 352 days suspended and fined a total of $2,049. She also had an additional DUI charge dismissed. Michelle Ann Hernandez, 23, Omak, guilty of third-degree theft. Hernandez was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 363 days suspended and fined $808. Brock Alan Herrera, 19, Omak, guilty of third-degree DWLS and MIP/C. Herrera received a 180-day suspended sentence and fined $668. Allen Richard Hertlein, 24, Omak, had a third-degree DWLS charge dismissed. Charles Henry Hess Jr., 32, Omak, guilty of third-degree malicious mischief. Hess was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 354 days suspended and fined $933. Douglas Lee Higgenbotham, 58, Tonasket, guilty of disorderly conduct. Higgenbotham received a 90-day suspended sentence and fined $408. He also had two charges dismissed: reckless endangerment and harassment. Charles Allen Hoffman, 18, Tonasket, guilty of POCS (marijuana) (less than 40 grams). Hoffman was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 89 days suspended and fined $1,343. He also had a third-degree theft charge dismissed. Alice Lynn Hudson, 60, Tonasket, had two charges dismissed: second-degree hunting of big game in closed area or out of season, and tampering with evidence. She was fined $500. Michael John Iannetta, 49, Okanogan, had two charges dismissed: fourth-degree assault and interfering with reporting (DV). Iannetta was fined $200. Jordan Jamaal Jones, 22, Tonasket, guilty of POCS (marijuana) (less than 40 grams) and use of drug paraphernalia. Jones was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 89 days suspended and fined $858. John Wenzel Kafka, 44, Omak, innocent of fourth-degree assault. Desmond Eric Kipp, 40, Omak, guilty of third-degree theft, first-degree criminal trespass, and thirddegree possession of stolen property. Kipp was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 319 days suspended and fined a total of $1,268. Ashlan Heather Laughery, 34, Omak, guilty of third-degree DWLS. Laughery was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 89 days suspended and fined $758. Edward Gene Lawrence, 39, Tonasket, had a charge dismissed: violation of burning permit. He was fined $2,900. Paige Elissa Logan, 19, Omak, had a fourth-degree assault charge dismissed. Alberta Luna Lopez, 41, Omak, had a third-degree DWLS charge dismissed.

911 Calls and Jail Bookings Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013 John Andrew Hilderbrand, 19, booked on a Prosecutor’s FTA warrant for MIP/C and a DOC secretary’s warrant. Jeremy James Monnin, 33, booked for first-degree burglary and third-degree assault. Garry Gordon Sutton, 53, booked for POCS (methamphetamine), third-degree introduction of contraband, and two Omak Police Department FTA warrants for DUI and third-degree DWLS. Michael Anthony McClure, 36, booked on a DOC secretary’s warrant.

FROM THE CHIEF’S DESK zone is organized so that there is an orderly way for vehicle traffic to safely stop and drop off students. The drop off zone has been set up so that you can proceed south on Main Street, pull into the drop off lane, pull all the way forward as far as you can and then safely drop off your children. The exiting of the drop

Brandy Marie Summers, 37, booked for POCS (methamphetamine). Christopher Kelly Cramer, 42, booked for felony harassment. Wayne Morris McGhee, 63, booked for DUI and second-degree DWLS. Donny James St. Peter, 20, booked on an OCSO FTA warrant for MIP/C. Cory Lee Craig, 25, booked on a DOC FTA warrant for probation violation (residential burglary). Monday, Sept. 2, 2013 Burglary on Loomis-Oroville Rd. near Loomis. Money reported missing. Harassment on Loomis-Oroville Rd. near Oroville. Malicious mischief on Asotin St. in Omak. Threats on North Elm St. in Omak. Theft on Main St. in Oroville. DWLS on Ironwood St. in Oroville. Paul Kevin Swanson, 49, booked for DUI and third-degree DWLS. Vitaly Glinksy, no middle name listed, 26, booked for disorderly conduct. Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013 Malicious mischief on South First Ave. in Okanogan. Assault on Canyon Creek Rd. in Oroville. Weapons offense on Hwy. 20 near Okanogan. Theft on Buzzard Lake Rd. near Okanogan. Violation of no-contact order on North Second Ave. in Okanogan. Malicious mischief on Kendall St. in Riverside. Motorcycle crash on Omak-Riverside Eastside Rd. near Omak. Injuries reported. Theft on Hwy. 97 near Omak. DWLS on Ironwood St. in Oroville. Assault on Omache Dr. in Omak. Warrant arrest on North Ash St. in Omak. Automobile theft on Eighth Ave. in Omak. Harassment on South Main St. in Omak. Vehicle crash on Main St. in Oroville. No injuries reported. Warrant arrest on Ironwood St. in Oroville. Theft on Tenth Ave. in Oroville. Guitar reported missing. Harassment on 14th Ave. in Oroville. Hit-and-run vehicle crash on South Whitcomb Ave. in Tonasket. Dustin Paul Hurlbert, 35, booked for second-degree DWLS. Jillian Marie Lewis, 25, booked on an Omak Police Department FTA warrant for third-degree theft. Walter Erick Oikari, 67, booked for second-degree assault, fourthdegree assault and felony harassment. Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013 Theft on Buzzard Lake Rd. near Okanogan. Threats on Hwy. 7 near Tonasket. DUI on Hwy. 7 near Oroville. Theft on Hwy. 7 near Tonasket. TV reported missing. DWLS on South First Ave. in Okanogan. Weapons offense on Pine St. in Okanogan. Illegal burning on Hwy. 20 near Tonasket. Vehicle prowl on South Second Ave. in Okanogan. Theft on Edmonds St. in Omak. Chainsaw reported missing. Public intoxication on Hanford St. in Omak. Two reports of theft on Engh Rd. in Omak. Warrant arrest on North Ash St. in Omak. Harassment on 14th Ave. in Oroville. Hit-and-run vehicle crash on Golden St. in Oroville. Two-vehicle crash on South Whitcomb Ave. in Tonasket. David Zambrano-Sanchez, 33, booked for violation of a temporary anti-harassment order and USBP hold. Richard Radisich, no middle name listed, 39, court commitment for

off lane is simply pulling back out onto Main Street and making a left on Eighth Avenue, or proceeding south on Main Street. I wanted to point out, that there are no U turns allowed in the school zone, signs were posted earlier this year. The other issue I wanted to touch on, is the violation of the two-hour parking limit in the downtown area. Merchants have complained to the Council that this ordnance is regularly violated. Please ensure that if you are a merchant that you be courteous and park off of Main Street. Until next time, thanks for your cooperation.

OBITUARY Marian Ethel Dahlin

Marian Dahlin

Marian Ethel Dahlin of Oroville passed away on July 6, 2013 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane, Washington. She was born in 1935 in Bothell, Washington. Marian was married to Casimar Dahlin in 1962. She is survived by her four children, Judy Carroll, Kathy Dahlin, Eugene Dahlin and Michael Dahlin, all of Oroville and five grandchildren and six great grandchildren, as well as sisters Andy, Jannette, Rosie and Mary. She came from a family with eight siblings so there are also numerous nieces and nephews. She was proceeded in death by her husband Casimar, brothers George Garlets and Gene and Butch Durossette and sister Irene Galloway. She will be terribly missed by her family and friends. There will be a benefit dinner and pie and

cake auction at the Eagles starting at 6 p.m. on Sept. 14 followed by some music from Willow Ridge, one of her favorites.

DUI. Marcus Anthony Adams, 22, booked on three Omak Police Department FTA warrants: two for harassment and one for disorderly conduct. Giovanni Cortes-Vazquez, 20, booked for DUI and a USBP hold. Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 Warrant arrest on Balmes Rd. near Oroville. Theft on Swanson Mill Rd. near Oroville. Theft on South Second Ave. in Okanogan. Fuel reported missing. Theft on Sagebrush Trail near Omak. Wildland fire on Loomis-Oroville Rd. Warrant arrest on North Fifth Ave. in Okanogan. DUI on Rodeo Trail Rd. near Okanogan. Assault on Engh Rd. near Omak. Warrant arrest on North Main St. in Omak. Malicious mischief on Kenwood St. in Omak. Vehicle-vs.-pedestrian crash on Okoma Dr. in Omak. Injuries reported. Assault on West First St. in Omak. Two reports on theft on Engh Rd. in Omak. Threats on South Ash St. in Omak. Two-vehicle crash on South Main St. No injuries reported. Warrant arrest on South Ash St. in Omak. Malicious mischief on Elderberry Ave. in Omak. Vehicle windshield reported smashed. Burglary on Golden St. in Oroville. Theft on Main St. in Oroville. Jerry Ray Mears, 48, booked for theft of a motor vehicle, theft of a firearm, forgery, three counts of third-degree theft, and three counts of first-degree trafficking in stolen property. Carrie Marie Leslie, 38, book on a Department of Corrections warrant. Nathan Joseph Cutfinger, 26, booked for third-degree theft. Guillermo Mendez-Sanabria, 33, booked on an OCSO FTA warrant for fourth-degree assault (DV). Thomas Lee Adolph, 35, court com-

mitment for revoked DUI. Joe Alex Martinez, 35, booked on a Department of Corrections detainer. Frank Daniel Marchand Jr., 51, booked for DUI and third-degree DWLS. Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 Burglary on Epley Rd. near Omak. Two-vehicle crash on Hwy. 97 in Okanogan. Mudslide on Salmon Creek Rd. near Okanogan. Assault on Hwy. 97 in Okanogan. Threats on Sinkuleep Rd. near Omak. Custodial interference on Hardy Rd. near Riverside. Hit-and-run vehicle crash on Rodeo Trail Rd. near Okanogan. Hit-and-run vehicle crash on Engh Rd. in Omak. Hit-and-run vehicle crash on North Main St. in Omak. Two reports of theft on Engh Rd. in Omak. Warrant arrest on Main St. in Oroville. Trespassing on Sawtell Rd. in Oroville. Disorderly conduct on South Western Ave. in Tonasket. Disorderly conduct on West Second St. in Tonasket. Adam Shaun Jennings, 26, booked for no valid operator’s license without ID. Reynaldo Ramirez Mendoza, 43, booked for DUI and a USBP hold. Erik Castillo Gonzalez, 22, booked on an Oroville Police Department FTA warrant for DUI. Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 Custodial interference on Holmes Rd. near Tonasket. DUI on Loomis-Oroville Rd. near Tonasket. Hit-and-run vehicle crash on Rodeo Trail Rd. near Okanogan. Warrant arrest on Hanford St. in Omak. Hit-and-run vehicle crash on Engh Rd. in Omak. Theft on Engh Rd. in Omak. Utility problem on Eastlake Rd. near Oroville. Theft on Sawtell Rd. in Oroville. Disorderly conduct on Bob Neil Rd.

near Oroville. Assault on West Jonathan St. in Tonasket. Shila Saleen B. Moore, 32, booked two OCSO FTA warrants: DUI and an ignition interlock violation. Mongo Jerry Lodi Renion, 30, booked on two Omak Police Department FTA warrants: POCS (marijuana) (less than 40 grams), and third-degree theft. Arturo Servin-Pahua, 23, booked for giving a false statement, a USBP hold, and two OCSO FTA warrants: DUI and no valid operator’s license without ID. Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013 Assault on Rodeo Trail Rd. near Okanogan. Hit-and-run vehicle crash on Kermel Rd. near Omak. Juvenile problem on Copple Rd. near Omak. Violation of no-contact order on North Third Ave. in Okanogan. Robbery on Hwy. 97 in Tonasket. Wildland fire on Conconully Rd. in Okanogan. Threats on Southeast State St. in Tonasket. Domestic dispute on East Central St. in Omak. Trespassing on Shumway Rd. near Omak. Theft on North Elm St. in Omak. Lawnmower reported missing. Threats on Ironwood St. in Oroville. Warrant arrest on Main St. in Oroville. Violation of no-contact order on North Whitcomb Ave. in Tonasket. Harassment on West Fourth St. in Tonasket. Harassment on South State St. in Tonasket. Raul Marcelo-Pozar, 22, booked for DUI and a USBP hold. Daniel John Love, 29, booked for disorderly conduct. Michaella Jean Flores, 30, booked for POCS (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia, and third-degree DWLS. Carla Lynn Black, 36, booked for DUI. Bryan Curtis Dove, 32, booked on an Oroville Police Department FTA warrant for fourth-degree assault (DV).

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Church of Christ

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Chesaw Community Bible Church

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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

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Loomis Community Church

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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

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Big expectations for seasoned Hornets SENIORS

Oroville hopes to make a deep playoff run after late-season surge in 2012







# Name 11 Luke Kindred 20 Connelly Quick 24 Tanner Smith 32 Abraham Capote 52 Boone McKinney 64 Jake Scott 65 Lukas Mieirs 82 Sean DeWitte 7 Dustin Nigg 10 Joe Sarmiento 12 Ricky Mathis 25 Trevor Shearer 34 Cody Tibbs 48 Steven Maupin 51 Leo Curiel 54 Lane Tietje 62 Mick Fulmer 89 Brian Wise 22 Blaine Weaver 44 Logan Mills 66 Charles Arrigoni 76 Blake Rise 79 Brandon Watkins 80 Connor Bocook 40 Andrew Mieirs 55 William Shearer 60 Casey Martin 70 Jaxon Blackler 84 John Marquis


OROVILLE - Oroville’s football team got just about everything it could have out of last season. With a painfully inexperienced team, the Hornets improved dramatically as the season went on, growing a dynamic offense and progressing to the point where they went toe-to-toe with state power Waitsburg-Prescott in a state playoff opener before their inexperience on defense caught up with them. After averaging 13.3 points through their first four games, the Hornets scored more than 45 points a game over their final seven contests while overcoming a 1-3 start. Shoring up the defense has been coach Tam Hutchinson’s emphasis this pre-season. “The defense is a lot more mature,” Hutchinson says. “They’re all juniors and seniors with the exception of (sophomore Logan) Mills at nose tackle, and he’s a load. He’s the real deal.” In fact, through the early season, the Hornets have sacrificed some of their offense to get their defense in order, because, as Hutchinson reminds his team frequently, “It’s defense that wins

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Top, the Oroville football and cheer squad includes (front row, l-r) Bethany Roley, Ezequiel Delgado, Andrew Mieirs, Stetson Spears, William Shearer, John Marquiss, Robbie Dudley, Jennifer Vazquez, (2nd row) Ashley Marcolin, Abraham Capote, Lukas Mieirs, Boone McKinney, Sean DeWitte, Tanner Smith, Luke Kindred, Jake Scott, Joesh Janczyk, Connelly Quick, Leonardo Curiel, Shelby Scott, (3rd row) Angela Nelson, Dustin Nigg, Brandon Watkins, Trevor Shearer, Casey Martin, Lane Tietje, “Oscar,” Logan Mills, Blaine Weaver, Steven Maupin, Cody Tibbs, Sammie Walimaki, (back row) Brian Wise, Nathan Hugus, Joseph Sarmiento, Charlie Arrigoni, Ricky Mathis, head coach Tam Hutchinson, Jaxon Blackler, Mick Fulmer, Conner Bocook and Blake Rise. Above, coach Tam Hutchinson hopes his emphasis on defense will pay off with a solid post-season run after last year’s young squad advanced to the state playoffs. games. “We’ve spent a lot of time on our defensive drilling and conditioning. Flipping those tires. Last year we were not ready at all for (the first game of the year). We spent our whole time getting into shape.” Conditioning, he says, is one of the big keys to this year’s team, which showed up for first practice in much better shape than a year ago. “You’ve got to be in shape to play this game,” Hutchinson says. “Especially at a small school, guys like Tanner Smith and Luke Kindred, they don’t come off the field. They’ve got to be in good shape.” Speaking of Smith and

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Kindred, the pair turned into quite the dynamic duo on offense as Smith’s speed and Kindred’s growth at quarterback turned into prolific playmaking. In the playoff against W-P, Kindred rushed for 97 yards and threw to Smith for another 194 yards. For the season Kindred threw for 719 yards 10 touchdowns and rushed for 758 yards and 12 scores, with Smith racking up 538 receiving yards and 270 on the ground. Dustin Nigg, now a junior, rushed for 549 yards on 88 carries and nine touchdowns and was the Hornets’ leading rusher in several games. Offensively, Hutchinson hopes

to employ Kindred more and more out of the Pistol offense, to give him a chance to do some Russell Wilson-like read-option play, as well as take advantage of Smith’s speed both out of the backfield and as a receiver. With Mills developing as a fullback, as well as several other capable running backs, Hutchinson expects versatility to become a bigger and bigger part of the offense as the season progresses. “With the Pistol, it gives us a lot of things we can do with the ball in Kindred’s hands,” Hutchinson says. “And there’s a lot of times the defense won’t be able to tell if

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he’s going to run with it or not.” A little smash-mouth football will likely be in order, as well. “When you get Kindred, Mills and (Sean) DeWitte in the backfield together, you’re talking over 600 pounds of beef,” Hutchinson says. Kindred, Smith, DeWitte, Connelly Quick, Boone McKinney, Jake Scott, Lukas Mieirs and Abraham Capote, along with 10 juniors, give the Hornets a much more experi-

Pos Gr QB/LB 12 RB/LB 12 WR/LB 12 WR/DB 12 OL/DL 12 OL/DL 12 OL/DL 12 WR/LB 12 RB/FS 11 WR/DB 11 QB/DB 11 RB/LB 11 RB/LB 11 OL/LB 11 OL/DL 11 OL/DL 11 OL/DL 11 TE/DE 11 WR/DB 10 RB/DL 10 OL/DL 10 OL/DL 10 OL/DL 10 WR/DB 10 WR/DB 9 OL/DL 9 OL/DL 9 OL/DL 9 WR/LB 9

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enced squad than a year ago. The Hornets will have their work cut out for them to get back to the playoffs: this year the Central Washington 2B League only has two state playoff spots. Last year Oroville claimed the No. 3 spot, so it will have to leapfrog either Kittitas or White Swan just to get in, as well as be wary of a Liberty Bell squad that is thin on numbers but boasts some talented athletes. The Hornets’ league opener, at defending league champion Kittitas on Sept. 21, could set the tone for the rest of the season.

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Tigers bring back starters at 16 positions to bolster 2013 campaign BY BRENT BAKER BBAKER@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM

TONASKET - Tonasket’s football team came within seconds of a highly-coveted .500 season last year, winning a pair of Caribou Trail League games and two non-league games. The “one that got away” was a one-point

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Head coach: Jay Hawkins Assistant coaches: Shawn Rader, Ryan Pilkinton, Jim Swanson.

loss in the season-finale crossover at Riverside, which would have been a satisfying way to end the season after a gauntlet run through the top-heavy CTL. The league looks no easier this season as the south end teams Cashmere, Cascade and Quincy - all look to be state powers again, with up-and-coming Okanogan trying to take another step after breaking into the playoff last year. The Tigers return 16 starters, including nine on offense, that will keep their hopes of competing for that fourth playoff spot alive. They didn’t lose many seniors from last year, but the ones that did move on - especially bulldozer fullback Austin Booker and his 807 rushing yards - will not be easy to replace. Tonasket coach Jay Hawkins hopes that the Tigers’ second season in their current offensive and defensive sets will help make up for those losses even as younger players step into those positions. “That gives us some great experience on both sides of the ball,” Hawkins says. “This will be the second year in our offensive and defensive systems. Those two things together put us farther ahead in the early part of the season than we were last year.” Despite the loss of Booker, most of the “skill position” players on offense return. Senior running back Michael Orozco nearly matched Booker’s rushing totals with 75 yards to go with 12 touchdowns and was also dangerous as a receiver, catching 11 passes for 189 yards and a pair of scores. Trevor Terris returns at quarterback, where he threw for 337 yards while splitting time with departed senior Jeff Stedtfeld. Top receiver Roberto Juarez (13 catches, 210 yards, two touchdowns) also returns, as do tight ends Derek Sund and Jacob Cory. Most of those same players also start on defense. Other returning seniors include running back/linebacker Collin Aitcheson, tight end/ linebacker Kenny Freese, receiver / defensive backs Kjeld Williams and Makalapua Goodness, and offensive/defensive linemen Camron Baller, Chris Elliott and John Rawley. “We have an excellent group of kids with strong leadership,” Hawkins says. “They have shown the ability to be an excellent practice team with good tempo. “Our biggest need is to develop some depth at all positions,”


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Top, The Tonasket football teams include (front row, l-r) Dyllan Walton, Kenneth Andrew Freese, Camron Cory Baller, Collin Aitcheson, Derek Sund, Trevor Terris, Michael Orozco, Roberto Juarez, Jake Cory, Makalapua Goodness, Kjeld Williams, John Rawley, (2nd row, l-r) Wyatt Pershing, Joaquin Polito, Dallas Tyus, Austin Knowlton, Colton Leep, David Moreno, Devyn Catone, Morgan O’Brien, Cristian Garcia, Frank Holfelz, (3rd row, l-r) Conner Timm, Christian Garcia Herrera, Jonathan Freese, Treven Nielson, Jorge Juarez, Ryan Rylie, Blake Ash, Jesse Manring, Chad Edwards, Isaiah Albright, (4th row, l-r) Nathan Anderson, Teran Rollins, Bobby Carrier, Sesar Saldana, Tim Freese, Dylan Kalma, Beau Cork, Vance Frazier, Victor Flores, Devin Walton, Jeffrey Luna, Rade Pilkinton, (back row, l-r) Kyle Huber, Austin Rimestad, Richard Temby, coach James Swanson, coach Ryan Pilkinton, head coach Jay Hawkins, coach Shawn Rader, Chris Elliott, Brock Henneman, Trevor Peterson and Caio Baumstein. Above, Roberto Juarez, who led the Tigers in receiving yardage in 2012, is one of several key returning players this season. Hawkins says. “But a high priority is on the offensive line. As the team looks to be at its competitive best heading into a CTL schedule that starts with four straight road games (at Brewster, Okanogan, Cashmere and Cascade), Hawkins says he and his coaching staff have been changing the team’s practice regimen from previous seasons. “Some of it is the way things are going anyway in terms of player safety,” he says. “But a lot of it is what we are seeing as what we wanted to do, and it’s mean having fewer days of contact. Most of what we need to do to improve


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Low numbers could scuttle shot at fourth straight league title for girls



OROVILLE - Sierra Speiker doesn’t have a lot more to accomplish as a high school runner, at least not at the 1B/2B level. She’s already won two state titles and, barring injury, will be the heavy favorite to win a third. Many of her races will be more like practices, with most competitors unable to stay with her. Coach Doug Kee, though, doesn’t see any lack of motivation in Speiker,. Not content to be considered the premier small-school runner, she’s been training to be considered at an elite level regardless of school size. Speiker, he says, trained all summer, reaching the 50-70 miles per week mark, often running with former Hornet and current Eastern Washington University runner Catie Arrigoni, as well as her brother and father. “With her, it’s all about her times,” Kee says. “Most of the courses (on the Hornets’ schedule) we’ve run before. So we printed off all of her times from freshman year on to use in making new goals for each race based on what she’s done before.” What she’s done before has been impressive enough. She’ll have a chance to put her enhanced training to the test in several multi-class meets, most notably in Spokane on Sept. 21 and in Richland on Oct. 12. Last year she took eighth in a field of more than 120 girls from 3A and 4A schools. “Richland will be an interesting






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Name Diego Santana Nahum Garfius Emmanuel Castrejon Daniel Castrejon Dakota Haney Juan Lopez Javier Castillo Bryce Glover

Oroville’s cross country teams include (front row, l-r) Sierra Speiker, Emmanuel Castrejon, Nahum Garfius, Daniel Castrejon, Javier Castillo, Stephany Cisneros, (back) Diego Santana, Bryce Glover, Dakota Haney, Juan Lopez, Kaylee Foster and coach Doug Kee. one,” Kee says. “Those girls that were there were just awesome.” As for the rest of the team, that has been a source of frustration for Kee. Not because of who he has on the team, but because of who he doesn’t have. The Hornet girls’ chances at a fourth straight Central Washington League title (and a chance to improve on last year’s seventh place state finals finish) could be over before they start if he can’t find a couple more girls to come out for the team. Right now there are just three; a minimum of five is needed to be

scored as a team. “It’s very frustrating to not have a girls team,” he said. “With Sierra up there, if we just had a couple of girls who were decent athletes and we had a full team, we could do extremely well.” The boys do have a a full squad of “eight or nine,” Kee says. Junior Diego Santana, who finished 11th at last year’s league finals meet, is the lone returner, along with Speiker. Oroville’s home meet on Oct. 19 is the best chance for local fans to see the Hornets run.

OROVILLE CROSS COUNTRY SCHEDULE Sep 7 Sep 14 Sep 21 Oct 5 Oct 8 Oct 12 Oct 19 Oct 26 Nov 1-2 Nov 9

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TONASKET - The Tonasket cross country teams bear little resemblance to last year’s squads, but an infusion of young talent has coach Bob Thornton hopeful that will actually mean improvement for his Tigers. The girls team will have just four runners with sophomore Jenna Valentine ranking as the only returnee. The team’s lone senior, Amber Monroe, flipped to cross country from volleyball and is in solid shape after a summer of firefighting. Junior Lea Berger turns out for the first time, while freshman Johnna Terris moves up after competing at the middle school level. The boys return four from last year, led by sophomore Adrian McCarthy, who made significant improvements during his freshman year and started off this season by cutting more than two minutes off last year’s time at the Tonasket Invitational. Also returning are juniors Smith Condon and Abe Podkranic and sophomore Dallin Good. First time senior Tim Jackson leads a group of newcomers that includes three sophomores and promising freshman Hunter Swanson. The girls, falling short of the minimum five to qualify for team scoring, won’t be able to compete for team honors without some new recruits. The boys will be looking to improve on last season’s sixth-place Caribou Trail League finish.



TONASKET CROSS COUNTRY ROSTERS GIRLS Name Amber Monroe Lea Berger Jenna Valentine Johnna Terris

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The Tonasket cross country team includes (front row, l-r) Lea Berger, Johnna Terris, Jenna Valentine, Smith Condon, Tim Jackson, Abe Podkranic, Amber Monroe, (back row, l-r) coach Chad Portwood, Bryden Hires, Keeton Haines, Hunter Swanson, Boyd Lorz-Vanatta, Dallin Good, Adrian McCarthy and head coach Bob Thornton. TONASKET CROSS COUNTRY SCHEDULE Sep 7 Sep 14 Sep 21 Sep 28

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The Oroville girls soccer team includes (front row, l-r) Meagan Moralez, Keyla Layata, Tori Kindred, Katherine Egerton, Kali Peters, Kaitlyn Grunst, (back row) coach Tony Flores, Maria Ochoa, Adriana Silva, Xochil Rangel, Faith Martin, Kambe Ripley, Yessica Nemecio and head coach Laura Kinman. BY BRENT BAKER BBAKER@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM

OROVILLE - Oroville’s girls soccer team went into the last game of 2012 with a chance at a district playoff berth. The Hornets lost to Bridgeport and were eliminated, but the fact that they had that chance - against a team they had beaten earlier in the year - was a sign of progress for the soccer program. This year’s team will have six players back that are charged with leading their teammates to the next step. “We have great team cohesiveness,”

says coach Laura Kinman. “And we have veteran leaders who will help groom the younger players.” And it is a young team, including four eighth graders and three freshmen on the squad of 14. Returning to the field this year are seniors Meagan Moralez and Kaitlyn Grunst, junior Kali Peters, sophomores Keyla Layata and Faith Martin, and freshman Yessi Nemecio, who last year earned the distinction of being the first Oroville eighth grader to play a varsity sport. Among the newcomers are senior midfielder/defender Marissa Garcia and


Name Meagan Moralez Kaitlyn Grunst Marissa Garcia Adriana Silva Kali Peters Keyla Layata

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junior defender Adriana Silva. In the five-team Central Washington 1B/2B League last year, Liberty Bell ran the table and advanced to the state semi-

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Head coach: Laura Kinman Assistant coach: Tony Flores

finals. The Mountain Lions could move back into the pack as they suffered some attrition in addition to graduation. The key for the Hornets, says Kinman,

Sep 19 Sep 21 Sep 24 Sep 26 Oct 1 Oct 3 Oct 5 Oct 8 Oct 10 Oct 15 Oct 17 Oct 22 Oct 24 Oct 26 Oct 31

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will be refining their passing game, with a particular focus on quick-release passing and reading the passes. “We want to take some wins and finish strong,” she says.

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The Tonasket girls soccer team includes (front row, l-r) Baylie Tyus, Christa McCormick, (middle) Jonalynn Glover, Hilda Celestino, Norma Ornelas, Daniela Capote, Ashlynn Willis, Myra Gaytan, Kayla Willis, (back) head coach Darren Collins, Kathryn Cleman, Kylie Dellinger, Jaden Vugteveen, Rose Walts, Elizabeth Jackson, Selena Cosino, Esmeralda Flores, Amanda Padilla, Sarah Green and assistant coach Todd Mathews. BY BRENT BAKER BBAKER@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM

TONASKET - Last year’s Tonasket girls soccer team alternated flashes of promise with frustrating defeats. On one hand was the Tigers’ upset victory over Cascade early

in the season - the same Kodiak squad that would have won the Caribou Trail League without that loss, and went on to advance to the state quarterfinals before being eliminated by league champ Cashmere. On the other hand were games in which they were forced into

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penalty kick shootouts with Omak and Chelan, whom the Tigers finished in front of in league play. So, while the Tigers made it to the district play-in game for the second straight year, they had to take to the road to face a higherseeded team. And for the second

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TONASKET - Tonasket’s volleyball teams have historically struggled to compete in the Caribou Trail League, which annually boasts at least one state title contender in its ranks. Tigers coach Jackie Gliddon believes her team has the talent to be competitive in the league, but must first take the right approach to the game. “I know we can do it,” Gliddon says. “If the girls believe they can do it, they will be. If they don’t believe it, then they won’t.” The good news is that Gliddon has more than the usual number of seniors. However, it’s a less experienced group than what that would seem to indicate; overall there are just five girls who played at the varsity level last year. Seniors Cassie Spear, Jenny Bello and Carissa Frazier played the whole season, while senior Savannah Clinedinst is starting her third year on varsity but missed the second half of last season after temporarily moving out of state. Junior Rachael Sawyer moved up to the varsity for the second half of last year. “A couple of the other seniors haven’t played for a couple years,” Gliddon say. “They’re catching on, but they don’t have the level of experience that the others do.” Gliddon also was able to take seven of the squad to a team camp over the summer, which she expects to pay dividends. “It will definitely pay off,” she says. “We got some good work in.” Gliddon is also very pleased with the volleyball program’s turnout, which surged enough this year so as to require a “C” team to accommodate all the girls who turned out. “I’ve only just been able to start working with the varsity girls,” she says. “We’ve been working with all of them, but now we have a C squad coach so we can focus

TONASKET VOLLEYBALL VARSITY ROSTER # Name 1 Cassie Spear 2 Savannah Clinedinst 3 Carissa Frazier 4 Jenny Bello 5 Casi Infante 6 Tori King 8 Jenna Davisson 11 Yazmin Cervantes 7 Alissa Young 12 Rachael Sawyer

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The Tonasket volleyball teams include (front row, l-r) Isabella Bell, Tiffany Ferdon, Carrisa Frazier, Cassie Spear, Casi Infante, Micala Arneson, Baillie Hirst, (2nd row, l-r) Ellie Burse, Alexia Gavin, Jasmine Martindale, Jenny Bello, Yazmin Cervantes, Ally Mershon, (3rd row, l-r) Suzie Van Dyck, Chelsea Vasquez, Serenity Poletti, Alissa Young, Vanessa Pershing, Kyra Whiting, Rachel Silverthorn, Lexee Howell, (4th row, l-r) Alyssa Montenegro, Tori King, Alexa Sutton, Rachael Sawyer, Savannah Clinedinst, (back row, l-r) coach Dave Kirk, Jenna Davisson, Allison Jo Glanzer, Kasey Nelson and head coach Jackie Gliddon. our efforts a little more. “We have some height in the middle too, which is new for us. As the season goes on we’ll know a lot more about how good we are. We have a lot of work to do, but we’ll have fun and a lot of laughs.”


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SOCCER | FROM B5 about that game at all.” The Tigers bring back a wealth of experience to try to get that job done. Returning seniors include Kathryn Cleman, Selena Cosino, Kylie Dellinger, Jonalynn Glover, Sarah Green, Elizabeth Jackson, Christa McCormick and Baylie Tyus. Also returning are junior Hilda Celestino and sophomores Myra Gaytan and Jaden Vugteveen. Off-field injuries to Amanda Johnson and Jensen Sackman cost the Tigers two other surefire contributors, while four-year starters Kelly Cruz and Alicia Edwards were among six seniors lost to graduation. Collins was pleased with his team’s showing at a jamboree with Okanogan and Liberty Bell in which Tonasket won both minimatches, one in a shootout. “Our defense looks really good,” Collins says. “Our passing looks like we need a little work, along with our ball control. I was

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really happy with (goalkeeper) Tyus during the shootout; she made four saves. Anytime you can get four saves of penalty kicks you’re doing something right.” Tyus and McCormick will split time in goal fairly evenly, Collins said, in part because he likes what Tyus brings to the open field as well. Dellinger will move to the critical center midfield position previously occupied by Cruz, with freshman twins Ashlynn and Kayla Willis looking like they’ll be in the mix as well. The downside of such an expe-

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rienced squad is that the Tigers are quite “top-heavy” in terms of class make-up. With just eight non-seniors on the squad an no JV this year, Collins has some work to do to get ready for next season as well. “It’s nice having all these seniors at practice because they have all the drills down,” he says. “But as far as getting girls for next year, I might have to hang out at the middle school all year long just to do some recruiting.”

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Hornet volleyball looks to build on last year

Nearly 30 girls turnout for volleyball as Rise takes reins of Oroville program



OROVILLE - Carrie Rise is the third Oroville volleyball coach in three years. But what she found when she took on the job was an unexpected wealth of young players - so much so that the school was scrambling to find not just an assistant/JV coach, but a C squad coach that was needed with a turnout of nearly 30 girls. The Hornets made progress last year, winning their first match in four seasons and coming close on several other occasions. “The bulk of the team have played together for several years now,” says Rise. “(They) have decided that this is their year to shine.” Six of the eight varsity regulars return from last year. They’ll be led by seniors Brittany Jewett, Bridget Clark and Nadia Maldonado. Also returning to varsity are juniors Andrea Perez, Rachelle Nutt and Jessica Galvan. Joining them are Republic transfer Izzy Hildebrand and sophomore Mikayla Scott. The Hornets are optimistic about moving up in the Central Washington League North Division standings, where three of the five teams qualify for the district playoffs. While Oroville was just 1-7 in league play last year, they actually won two more sets (10) than did fourth place Manson in league play, as well as winning 18 sets for the season. They suffered five five-set losses on the year before sweeping Manson in three straight to break their long losing streak, and did so without two injured starters. “They are constantly pushing themselves as individuals to improve their skills, and as a team to become more versatile in their playing strategies,” Rise says. “I am looking forward to watching them play this year.”



# Name 3 Nadia Maldonado 6 Brittany Jewett 7 Bridget Clark 4 Rachelle Nutt 8 Izzy Hildebrand 12 Andrea Perez Jessica Galvan 13 Mikayla Scott

The Oroville volleyball teams include (front row, l-r) Lena Fuchs, Rachelle Nutt, Monica Herrera, Mikayla Scott, Bridget Clark, Sarai Camacho, Kendal Miller, Abigail Studard, Nadia Maldonado, (middle row) Andrea Perez, Lillie Gronlund, Heidi Gronlund, Deja Moore, Alissa Mieirs, Jordyn Smith, Bonnie Roley, Bethany Vernon, Pie Todd, (back) Areli Ocampo, Courtnee Kallstrom, Jessica Galvan, Ellamae Burnell, head coach Carrie Rise, Narya Naillon, Callie Krupkat, Victoria Holcomb and Brittany Jewett. Right, Brittany Jewett is one of three seniors hoping to lead the Hornets into the playoffs.

OROVILLE VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE Sep 10 Sep 12 Sep 17 Sep 26 Sep 28 Oct 1 Oct 3 Oct 5 Oct 8 Oct 12 Oct 15 Oct 17 Oct 22 Oct 24 Oct 29 Nov 2


at Tonasket 6:30 pm Republic 6:30 pm at Curlew 6:30 pm * Lk Roosevelt 6:30 pm Mansfield 11 am * at Liberty Bell 6:30 pm Entiat 6:30 pm Pateros 11 am * at Bridgeport 6:30 pm at Entiat 2 pm * at Lk Roosevelt 7 pm * Liberty Bell 6:30 pm at Waterville 6:30 pm * Bridgeport 6:30 pm * at Manson 6:30 pm # DIstricts TBA

* League Contest # If Qualify

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The Oroville cheer squad includes (front, l-r) Ashley Marcolin, Shelby Scott, Angela Nelson, Oscar the Hornet, (back) Jennifer Vazquez, Sammie Walimaki and Bethany Roley. Brent Baker/staff photo


Leep The Tonasket cheerleaders include (front row, l-r) Janelle Catone, Alissa Young, Melanie Christensen, (back) Brisa Leep, Rose Walts, Jenna Davisson and Samantha Earley.

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2012 Season in Review





Cashmere 7-0 (50.3-3.9) 10-1 (47.0-8.3) Cascade 6-1 (43.1-15.1) 7-4 (35.3-23.9) Quincy 5-2 (29.9-5.1) 7-5 (23.4-10.7) Okanogan 4-3 (26.3-26.9) 5-5 (25.2-25.2) Chelan 3-4 (29.7-22-3) 5-5 (29.2-21.1) Tonasket 2-5 (16.7-41.6) 4-6 (21.8-33.2) Omak 1-6 (9.1-48.4) 2-8 (9.6-44.7) Brewster 0-7 (8.7-50.6) 2-7 (15.1-40.0) State 1A playoff qualifiers: Cashmere, Cascade, Quincy. Cascade, Cashmere eliminated first round; Quincy eliminated in quarterfinals

CWL (2B)



Bridgeport 8-0 (24-1) Liberty Bell 5-3 (17-14) Lk Roosevelt 4-4 (15-16) Manson 2-6 (8-22) Oroville 1-7 (10-21) State 2B playoff qualifiers: None


W-L (GW-GL) 13-1 (39-2) 13-1 (39-6) 10-4 (33-14) 8-6 (26-23)



26-7-0 (73-24) 25-4-1 (70-16) 17-9-0 (50-26) 11-12-0 (33-36)

CTL (1A)



16-8-0 (49-22) 9-9-1 (31-34) 7-9-0 (28-35) 5-13-1 (18-44) 1-15-0 (18-45)




Cashmere 37 pts 12-2 (4.9-0.5) 15-5-0 (3.9-0.9) Cascade 35 pts 12-2 (3.6-0.8) 15-4-0 (3.1-1.1) Okanogan 30 pts 10-4 (3.1-1.1) 13-5-0 (3.2-1.1) Brewster 22 pts 8-6 (1.9-2.5) 9-7-0 (2.2-2.3) Quincy 16 pts 5-9 (1.3-2.9) 7-11-0 (1.2-3.1) Tonasket 14 pts 5-9 (1.1-2.6) 7-10-0 (1.5-2.4) Omak 10 pts 3-11 (1.1-3.6) 4-12-0 (1.3-3.7) Chelan 4 pts 1-13 (0.8-3.7) 1-15-0 (0.7-3.6) State 1A playoff qualifiers: Cascade, Cashmere. Cascade eliminated in quarterfinals; Cashmere finished 4th.

CWL (2B) Liberty Bell Manson Entiat

LEAGUE 24 pts 18 pts 9 pts

Bridgeport 6 pts 2-6 (1.3-1.4) 6-8-0 (2.0-1.8) Oroville 3 pts 1-7 (0.8-6.0) 1-13 (0.5-5.9) State 1B/2B playoff qualifiers: Liberty Bell (4th place)




Cascade Chelan Brewster Cashmere



Kittitas 6-0 (50.8-12.7) 6-3 (39.7-17.7) White Swan 5-1 (41.0-27.0) 8-3 (35.1-25.1) Oroville 4-2 (39.0-28.5) 6-5 (33.7-27.2) Liberty Bell 3-3 (22.8-25.7) 3-6 (17.3-23.0) Bridgeport 2-4 (20.5-34.7) 2-8 (16.2-37.8) Lk Roosevelt 1-5 (19.3-38.5) 1-9 (16.2-37.9) Manson 0-6 (21.5-47.7) 0-8 (17.0-48.5) State 2B playoff qualifiers: Kittitas, White Swan, Oroville. All eliminated in first round. Mike Larson GHoops

CTL (1A)

Quincy 5-9 (15-32) 7-13-0 (22-43) Omak 4-10 (17-30) 6-16-0 (21-43) Okanogan 3-11 (13-34) 5-15-0 (18-43) Tonasket 0-14 (4-42) 2-14-0 (10-45) State 1A playoff qualifiers: Cascade (3rd place)




8-0 (4.8-0.8) 6-2 (2.5-1.3) 3-5 (2.0-1.9)

12-7-0 (3.6-1.9) 9-6-0 (2.4-1.9) 4-9-0 (1.8-1.8)


Team - Cashmere 32, Quincy 39, Chelan 96, Omak 97, Cascade 112, Tonasket 150. Individual - 1. Victor Salgado, Quincy; 2. Drew VanPolen, Cashmere; 3. Spencer Elmore, Quincy; 4. Samuel Goble, Omak; 5. Jonathan Mangas, Cashmere; 6. Oliver Fernandez, Cashmere; 7. Jason Hill, Omak. State 1A - Top finisher: Victor Salgado, Quincy (18th place).


Team - Cashmere 38, Chelan 59, Omak 61, Quincy 72, Tonasket 144, Cascade 159. Individual - 1. Angela Knishka, Cashmere; 2. Kea Paton, Cashmere; 3. Alejandra Diaz, Quincy; 4. Diana Montes, Omak; 5. Mireya Camacho, Quincy; 6. Marissa Palazzo, Chelan; 7. Sydney Green, Cashmere. State 1A - Top finisher: Angela Knishka, Cashmere (10th place)


Team - Liberty Bell 20, Manson 43, Lake Roosevelt 70, Riverside Christian NC, Oroville NC. Individual - 1. Liam Daily, LIberty Bell; 2. David Eisenhauer, Riverside Christian; 3. Morgan Ott, Liberty Bell; 4. Ryan Widhalm, Riverside Christian; 5. Angel Garcia, Manson; 6. Willy Duguay, Liberty Bell; 7. Miguel Leyva, Manson. State 1B/2B - Top finishers: David Eisnhauer, Riverside Christian (4th place); Liam Daily, Liberty Bell (6th place). Team - Liberty Bell 7th place (Also Republic finished 6th).


Team - Oroville 21, Lake Roosevelt 34, Pateros NC, Liberty Bell NC, Riverside Christian NC. Individual - 1. Sierra Speiker, Oroville; 2. April Soelberg, Riverside Christian; 3. Rhiannon Easter, Pateros; 4. Mary Ann Matheson, Lake Roosevelt; 5. Lisa Hartvig, Oroville; 6. Callie Barker, Oroville; 7. Lilly Scholtzhauer, Liberty Bell. State 1B/2B - Top finisher: Sierra Speiker, Oroville (State Champion). Oroville team 7th place.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish our North County athletes the best of luck with their upcoming


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