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OROVILLE - Even before approved, Oroville’s 2014 budget will likely increase by at least $12,000 over the $8,267,700 discussed at the previous council meeting, according to Kathy Jones, city clerk/ treasurer. “One reason is we set aside $25,400 to purchase a police vehicle, but Chief (Clay) Warnstaff said it has to be a fourwheel drive if Stonegarden is going to give us $10,000 toward the purchase,” said Jones. “I don’t know where we will get the extra... we’ll have to wait until we close the books on this year,” she added. “It looks like we’ll have an $18,000 increase over the preliminary budget we looked at last time.” Chief Warnstaff added that buying a four-wheel drive vehicle, similar to the Ford Explorer purchased using federal Stonegarden grant monies a couple years back will add about $10,000 to the purchase over what has been budgeted and the grant money. According to the U.S. Homeland Security website, “The intent of the Operation Stonegarden (OPSG) Program is to enhance law enforcement preparedness and operational readiness along the land borders of the United States. OPSG

Above, Santa Claus usually leaves a more positive impression, but maybe the extreme cold at Tonasket’s Winterfest celebration had this young guy in a less than charitable mood. (More Winterfest photos on page A3). Right, The Okanagan International Chorus sings at Oroville’s Centennial Park during the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. Below, seven tractors formed Oroville’s first ever Lighted Tractor Parade prior to the tree lighting. Below, right. Santa listens to the wishes of seven-year-old Bianca Escantelle from Tonasket at the event sponsored by the Oroville Chamber of Commerce.


OKANOGAN – With temperatures dropping well below freezing, there is a lot of local advise out there to help people stay safe throughout the winter season. Oroville City Superintendent Rod Noel is recommending that people keep at least a stream or dribble of water running to help prevent their water meter, or worse yet, their water pipes, from bursting. The cities of Oroville

MOSQUITO DISTRICT RESOLUTION Councilman Ed Naillon made a motion for Oroville’s inclusion in a mosquito district which is being formed by the Okanogan County Commissioners. Final approval for the district would be put before the voters and an assessment would be made to pay for mosquito abatement in those areas that have agreed to join the district. The motion was carried and an area of Oroville, similar to that which was sprayed in the passed, will be included in the new Okanogan County Mosquito Control District. CHARTER CABLE FRANCHISE There was also additional discussion of the request from Charter Communications to renew their franchise in Oroville. Mick Howe, the city’s attorney, reviewed the agreement


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YAKIMA – The state Department of Ecology has declared a Stage 1 burn ban in Okanogan, Douglas and Chelan County, meaning poor dispersion of smoke is expected to degrade air quality over the next few days. Th Stage 1 burn ban will continue until at least Friday, when it could be called off or extended. The ban applies to the use of uncertified wood-burning devices (including wood stoves, inserts and fireplaces). It also applies to all outdoor burning, including residential, agricultural and forest burning. Under the ban the use of uncertified wood-burning devices is prohibited unless they are a home’s only adequate source of heat. Certified devices and pellet stoves are allowed. Ecology rec-

Staying safe on the road and on the ice Emergency Agency provides winter safety tips

provides funding to designated localities to enhance cooperation and coordination between law enforcement agencies in a joint mission to secure the nation’s land borders.” Oroville and Tonasket have both been recipients of grant funding. In return, off-duty police officers are paid by the federal government to help with patrols along the border.

and Tonasket also remind property owners that it is their responsibility to keep sidewalks abutting their property free from ice and snow. Clearing snow should be done on a timely basis to allow the public to have a safe walk on sidewalks both in front of businesses and homes. Scott Miller, manager of the county’s Department of Emergency Management, said the county Sheriff’s Office has several tips on their website for staying safe on the road, as well as avoiding falling through ice, which may appear solid, but can be dangerous. ON THE ROAD If your travel needs call for driving in wintry weather the county recommends you prepare

your car for the trip by updating your vehicle emergency kit with: • Booster cables; • Blankets, hats, socks, and mittens; • Road salt or sand; and • A fluorescent distress flag. While on the road, follow these driving techniques to ensure you reach your destination safely: • Decrease your speed and leave plenty of room to stop; • Break gently to avoid skidding; • Do not use cruise control or overdrive on icy roads; and • Turn on your lights to increase your visibility to others. ON THE ICE According to the county’s website there is no such thing



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as 100 percent safe ice. Before venturing out on a frozen lake or pond keep in mind: Even if ice is a foot thick in one area on a lake, it can be one inch thick just a few yards away. It’s impossible to judge the strength of ice by its appearance, thickness, daily temperature, or snow cover alone. Ice strength is actually dependent on all four factors, plus water depth under the ice, the size of the water and water chemistry, currents, and distribution of the load on the ice. Here are a few general guidelines: Wait to walk out on the ice until there are at least four inches of clear, solid ice. Thinner ice will support one person, but since ice thickness can vary considerably, especially at the beginning and end of the season, four inches will provide a margin of safety. Some factors that can change ice thickness include flocks of waterfowl and schools of fish. By congregating in a small area, fish can cause warmer water from the bottom towards the surface, weakening or in some cases opening

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ommends burning hot fires using only clean, dry wood. No excessive smoke is allowed from any wood-burning device beyond a 20-minute start-up. By limiting burning and following restrictions residents can help improve air quality sooner, according to Ecology. Smoke from outdoor burning and wood-burning devices builds up where cold air is trapped near the ground. Fine particles in smoke are so small they can easily get into lungs. Once there, they can cause heart and breathing problems, and even death. Children, people with asthma and respiratory illnesses, and adults older than 65 are most at risk. Burn ban violators are subject to civil penalties. Violators can be reported by calling the smoke complaint hotline (1-866-211-6284). For burn ban updates, go online to

large holes in the ice. Go out with a buddy and keep a good distance apart as you walk out. If one of you goes in the other can call for help (it’s amazing how many people carry cellular phones these days). The companion can also attempt a rescue if one of you are carrying

rope or other survival gear. Snowmobiles and ATV’s need at least five inches, and cars and light trucks need at least 8-12 inches of good clear ice. Contact a local resort or bait shop for information about


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There is no such thing as 100 percent safe ice, according to the county’s Department of Emergency Management. Even if it is a foot thick in one area on a lake, it can be one inch thick just a few yards away.

INSIDE THIS EDITION Winterfest A3 Letters/Opinion A5 Community A6-7

Cops & Courts A7 Classifieds/Legals A8-9 Real Estate A9

Sports A10-11 Obituaries A12 Winter Sports B1-6

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The Children’s Dance Theater will be holding four performances of The Nutcracker Ballet at the Omak Performing Arts Center. The first is Friday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m., the second and third are on Saturday, Dec. 4 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. and the final performance is Sunday at 3 p.m. Above, Clara, played by Patti Watson and the punk rats and mice practise for the upcoming ballet. Right, the Nutcracker Prince, played by Cody Burse.

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BUDGET | FROM A1 and made changes similar to those requested by Tonasket. Councilman Tony Koepke made a motion to approve the agreement. Councilman Neal said he had further concern with some of the wording. “It pretty much allows them to put their equipment anywhere they want,” said Neal. “For the most part they’re (Charter’s lines) on the pole and the town has never had any issues in the past,” said Rod Noel, Superintendent of Public Works. The council approved the agreement with the cable and internet supplier.

Winter Market The mayor and council discussed the use of the Library Reading Room for the Winter Market. “We’ve now had the opportunity to review our usage policy. We felt it didn’t meet the requirements, we also checked the room’s occupancy capacity,” said Mayor Chuck Spieth. The capacity varies depending on whether it is used for conferences or events like the library book sale, according to Jones. “In discussions with the library board and othr representatives, most usage has been in conjunc-

tion with the library,” the mayor added. “We have no problem with the outdoor market.” Jones said the city’s insurer has also suggested that users of the reading room sign a “user’s agreement and provide proof of insurance for $1 million. Jones also said the kitchen, which was being used during the one Winter Market that was held before the city stopped it, was being used for a purpose that it was not intended for. “The kitchen is deemed an employee lunch room, not a commercial kitchen,” said Jones. Further review of a Winter Market and library policy was assigned to the library committee, made up of Councilman Neal and Councilwoman Neysa Roley.

Historical Society Signs Arnie Marchand, representing the Okanogan Borderlands Historical Society, presented the group’s plan to place a Depot Museum and Visitor Information sign next to the Welcome to Oroville sign that the chamber of commerce placed at the south entrance to town. He said they had obtained permission from the property owner to do so. Noel suggested that putting too many signs in the same location

makes it harder for people to read as they enter town. He suggested the triangle park as a better location. He and Marchand will work on the new location. Marchand also reported that the kitchen has been removed from the depot making way for more display space at the museum, an increase in 1077 square feet of space. “We will have a display on Okanogan Indians in 2014, it will be the first display of its kind just on the Okanogan Indians,” said Marchand. He added the display will coincide with six public presentations discussing the tribe’s dance, custom, culture and tradition. “Most will be ‘Before BC, meaning ‘Before Caucasians.” said Marchand. “The following year the railroad model will be hooked up again and we will have an Oroville display.”

Other Business The mayor reappointed and the council approved, Joe King to the Civil Service Commission for another six-year term. Noel suggested people leave a small stream or dribble of water from at least one of their indoor faucets during the ongoing period of below freezing temperatures.

Winter Safety | FROM A1 known thin ice areas. Wear a life jacket. Life vests or float coats provide excellent flotation and protection from hypothermia (loss of body temperature). Never wear a life jacket if you are traveling in an enclosed vehicle, however. It could hamper escape in case of a breakthrough. Carry a pair of homemade ice picks or even a pair of screwdrivers tied together with a few yards of strong cord that can be used to pull yourself up and onto the ice if you do fall in. Be sure they have wooden handles so if you drop them in the struggle to get out of the water, they won’t go straight to the bottom! Avoid driving on the ice whenever possible. Traveling in a vehicle, especially early or late in the season is simply “an accident waiting to happen.”

What if a companion falls through thin ice? • Keep calm and think out a solution. • Don’t run up to the hole. You’ll probably break through and then there will be two victims. • Use some item on shore to throw or extend to the victim to pull them out of the water such as jumper cables or skis, or push a boat ahead of you. • If you can’t rescue the victim immediately, call 911. It’s amazing how many people carry cell phones. • Get medical assistance for the victim. People who are subjected to cold water immersion but seem fine after being rescued can suffer a potentially fatal condition called “after drop” that may occur when cold blood that is pooled in the body’s extremities starts to circulate again as the victim starts to re-warm.

What if you fall in? Try not to panic. Instead, remain calm and turn toward the direction you came from. Place your hands and arms on the unbroken surface of the ice (here’s where the ice picks come in handy.) Work forward on the ice by kicking your feet. If the ice breaks, maintain your position and slide forward again. Once you are lying on the ice, don’t stand. Instead, roll away from the hole. That spreads out your

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TONASKET WINTERFEST Photos by Brent Baker Despite record cold temperatures Friday evening, more than 100 revelers gathered at Tonasket’s Founders Day Park for the centerpiece of the annual Winterfest celebration. Santa Claus, fire truck rides, chestnuts roasting over an open fire, carousel rides on A Cavallo, bazaars, and visitors from Tonasket’s sister city, Princeton B.C. and more made for a memorable 2013 version of the community celebration. Left, the log cutting contest ended up being a kids’ only affair as most adults were content to stay bundled up, and the firefighters that usually participate were busy keeping their truck from freezing up. Riley Morris and Jordan Sackman won in 55.8 seconds. Other competitors were Austin and Ethan Laurent (1:28.7), Gus and Gabe Ray (1:36.4) and Juanito Casteneda and Austen Garcia (2:27). Below, Miss Tonasket Rodeo Brisa Leep (left) and Princeton Youth Ambassador Carmen Brodie made a striking pair throughout the Winterfest celebration

George Elliott, publisher of the Similkameen News Leader (a publication in Tonasket’s sister city of Princeton, B.C.) is an avid “planker.” This session at Winterfest nearly went awry as Tonasket Rodeo Queen Brisa Leep and Princeton Ambassador Carmen Brodie ganged up on the newspaper guy.

Above, Santa and Mrs. Claus are making their list, sure to be checked twice for naughtiness and niceness once the weather is a bit warmer. Above right, the Christmas carols kept flowing - both vocal and instrumental - despite wind chills that reached nearly 30 below zero on Friday evening during Winterfest.

Left, wiser souls retreated into the TVBRC, where face painting provided a break from the cold. Above, the Tonasket Fire Department still found a way to provide the traditional fire truck rides, albeit a bit shorter and slower than most years.

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Birds of a feather flock to Winterfest

So, this picture popped up on Facebook after the Tonasket Winterfest last weekend. It showed me and another white-bearded, jacketed dude with a newspaper, and someone asked if we were brothers. George Elliott and I are not brothers - we only met last Friday - but within seconds it was obvious we were kindred spirits. Elliott is the owner/publisher of the Similkameen News Leader, the newspaper in Princeton, B.C., which is Tonasket’s sister city. The paper is similar in size and scope to the Gazette-Tribune; the city itself is about twice as big as Tonasket. The sister city relationship between the two has been around for some time. Elliott was in on first sister city meeting, originally brought together by the two rodeo clubs. Representatives from the two cities would visit during civic events such as last weekend’s Winterfest. Somewhere along the line - all before my time here - the relationship faded a bit. George hadn’t been down from Princeton for about 10 years, but after Tonasket Mayor Patrick Plumb took part in Princeton’s Racing Days last June, his hope to revitalize the sister city relationship caught on. Between Plumb’s ebullient personality and ceaseless advocacy for all things Tonasket, and Elliott’s own easy-going fun-loving antics (he’s an avid “planker,” known to show up in the HALF-BAKED most unique spots lying stiff as a board, hence the term ...) the two hit it off. Brent Baker Elliott, his wife Brenda, Princeton Youth Ambassador Carmen Brodie and her parents all traveled down to share the Tonasket Winterfest experience. George, Brenda and I spend some time Friday afternoon swapping stories of the small-town newspaper life, most of which sounded quite familiar to one another. (Our newspapers aren’t related, but we do share printing press time in Penticton.) They spent two days visiting bazaars, getting a tour of North Valley Hospital, eating at local establishments and being awed by the Armed Forces Legacy Project. Despite wind chills approaching minus-30 degrees (Fahrenheit ... George and I couldn’t figure out the Celsius equivalent in our heads, but it was still bad), the Princeton contingent joined more than 100 locals at Founders Day Park for the culmination of the evening that featured Santa, the Hydes’ A Cavallo, chestnuts roasting over an open fire and live Christmas carols provided by high school students brave enough risk having mouthpieces frozen to their lips. I even arranged a prime opportunity for George, who “planked” on one of the logs set up for the log cutting contest, with Miss Tonasket Rodeo Brisa Leep and Carmen preparing to put the saw blade to good use on the pranking, planking publisher. Lots of Tonasket highlights made their way onto the News-Leader’s Facebook page, and I even helped with a few video highlights to help George and Brenda explain some of our unique traits. (You try explaining the A Cavallo carousel/pirate ship in a minute or less!) Brisa and Carmen accompanied a big group of kids on a slow but frigid fire engine ride, while we all took turns mix-and-matching under the propane heaters and fire pit, and roaming over to see which kids loved Santa and which are doomed to Christmas Eve nightmares. Elliott dedicated a nice spread in his paper to this week to Winterfest, including a column similar to this one. “We made some new friends in Tonasket,” George wrote. “And I discovered that we really aren’t ‘sisters’ as we are really all just one big family. Regardless of where you live.” Looks like I should be planning my trip to Princeton Racing Days.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Turkey Drive response was ‘overwhelming’

Dear Editor, The Tonasket Food Bank would like to take this opportunity to thank all the churches, community organizations and individuals who contributed to our recent “turkey drive.” Your responses were overwhelming! We are still in the organizational stages of taking over the reigns after losing Jack and Nora Gavin’s outstanding 20 plus year leadership. Please be patient with us as we do so. Your donations are greatly appreciated, and are the reason we can have a Tonasket Food Bank! Leona Longanecker Tonasket

Basketball coach both a mentor and role model

Dear Editor, A letter to the editor from a former player of Tonasket basketball coach Agustin Pedregon: Coach Pedregon: I want to start by thanking you for being my mentor, friend and a great role model. I admire and respect you tremendously for being you. You have taught me how to be a better player, but most important a better person. Thank you for always stay-

ing firm on your decisions especially when it came to discipline and hard work. Without those two things I know I would have never made it to where I am now. I know you are as humble as they come, but you need to know what a great coach you are. Once again thank you coach for being “You” and for the positive impact you continue to have in my life. Yo Boy! Connor Black (now playing football at San Diego State University)

Grants bringing sweet music and beautiful art

Dear Editor, The Tonasket Alternative High School will be making sweeter music and more beautiful art this year, thanks to some extra funds they received. This fall the Tonasket Alternative High School proudly received two grants from the NCESD Educational Foundation Grant Program. The first Grant, received by Gale Wilkison on behalf of TAHS’s guitar class, was for $300. Wilkison wrote the grant, hoping to be able to increase the number of available instruments for the class. When all students were in attendance, there were not enough guitars for everyone to practice at once. Since receiving the grant, the guitar students have

been able to practice together as a group. The second grant, written by myself on behalf of the art class, was for $250. I wrote the grant in order to purchase supplementary materials and to fund a field trip to the local scrapbook store, Scrap It Up. Their art class this year is a scrapbooking class, where students explore art principles and elements though scrapbooking. With their grant money, the art class went down to Scrap It Up and each student was allowed to choose up to $20 in materials for themselves. Leftover money was used for general supplies for the class. The Tonasket Alternative High School has long been a promoter and supporter of the arts. TAHS has nearly always offered both an art and a music or guitar class each semester since itís opening in 1995. In the past, TAHS has created a full six-piece rock band and performed for the school and at the Community Center. The art class has explored mediums such as painting, pencil drawing and clay sculpture. The grant monies received this year will help support TAHS’s commitment to continuing practice of fine arts. “We think that art supports the creativity and positivity of students and we will always do all we can to keep it going at our school.” Chelsea Freeman Lead Teacher Tonasket Alternative High School

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Tonasket students watch as the semi-tractor and trailer bearing the Capitol Christmas Tree rolls down Hwy. 20 on its way through Tonasket and eventually heading east to Washington, D.C. where it was later erected at the U.S. Capital. The 88-foot tree came from the Colville National Forest.

Spreading Christmas cheer from one Washington to the other For nearly fifty years, the United States Capitol Christmas Tree has been a holiday tradition in Washington, D.C. I’m proud to say that this is the second time a tree from Washington state has been selected as the Capitol Christmas Tree. Each year, the Capitol Christmas Tree, or “The People’s Tree,” is carefully chosen from one of the Doc Hastings U.S. Forest Service’s nine national regions. Representative The ideal tree is 60-90 (4th Dist-WA) feet tall. It must be healthy, have good growth and density, and be rich in color. The tree must also be straight and shaped in a

perfect cone. This year, the Capitol Christmas Tree is a stunning 88-foot tall Engelmann spruce, which traveled over 5,000 miles from the Colville National Forest to Washington, D.C. Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of joining the Speaker of the House, my colleagues from Washington, and Colville first-grader Giovanni Gaynor in lighting the Capitol Christmas Tree. The tree is decorated with handmade ornaments depicting this year’s theme “Sharing Washington’s Good Nature” by over 5,000 school children from across Washington state. The Capitol Christmas Tree is located on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol and will be lit each night until the new year. Seeing this magnificent tree from Washington on national display reminds us of how lucky we are to have such abundant natural resources. This grand tree is a symbol

of the towering forests from which it comes and it reminds us that healthy forests support the planet, our health, and our communities. Of course, our state is also home to a number of Christmas tree farms, ensuring that each year when the holiday season arrives there are plenty of fresh-cut trees available. Appropriately named the Evergreen State, it should come as no surprise that Washington is a leading producer of Christmas trees. Every year, our famous evergreens find themselves on their way to homes across America from Hawaii to Florida, and twice now to the front steps of the United States Capitol. Our state is proud to share its impressive forestry heritage and its good nature with all Americans by providing this magnificent tree for our nation’s Capital this Christmas. Visit my website at gov for photos and a video of the tree lighting ceremony.

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Okanogan Valley Life

Cold weather meant fewer attend holiday bazaars Nearing the downside of December, we wonder what happened to the first half of the month, at least I do. How quickly the days do go by, and I seem quite content to let them do just that. “I’m almost 87 and still wondering what I want to be when I grow up.” Getting into December has brought some lower temperatures and the wind has made things “even nastier.” And predictions are that the cold will continue A visit, in the hospital, with Bob Hirst, finds him in good spirits and striving to get more strength, so he can become more mobile. He is doing daily therapy and says he is definitely stronger than

when he entered the hospital the Nov. 19, after taking a fall and not being able to get up. Drop in and see him. Word has been received of the death of former, longtime resident, Bob Henson, in Yakima. That’s where he and Wilma moved a while ago, to be near their daughter, Nancy Young. Wilma preceded him in death. The pinochle players at Molson Grange, were shocked and saddened last Monday night at the announcement of the death of Sue O’Brien. Sue and her husband lived on Havillah Road and had joined the card players a few years ago. To identify Sue, one just had to say, “Oh!

you know, the lady with the extremely Folks were just getting used to her being long hair.” as her lovely locks went well “home” and now she is returning to below her hips, and was always well Yellowknife, back to her nursing profesgroomed. sion, but the good news is, So, now somebody has it’s only for six weeks. decided that the plastic botThe hulla-ba-loo about tle holding bottled water, is “not having time” to repeat bad for your system, somethe Pledge of Allegiance at a times causing long lasting certain school has found they headaches. Many people will can do it after all. Sometimes drink nothing else. I was the “squeaky wheel does get raised drinking spring water, the grease.” and no, we never checked Have you seen the beautito see when the cattle crossful, huge swans, on Lake ing had been used, probably What a sight! To THIS & THAT Osoyoos? above the stream, and I’ve watch as they feed under made it quite a few years, rel- Joyce Emry water, while their “hiney’s” atively healthy. Bottled water are sticking up in the air. is a money maker, and has And what a lot of quail many people believing “it’s the only way are doing the usual route between the to go” especially the younger generation. Joe Shaw residence, up the hill to Bev And now we have a T.B. outbreak. Holdens and on these terribly cold days And that is a dangerous malady. Many they have their feathers so fluffed up, used to die from that lung condition and they look twice their real size. it is highly contagious. So the Community Bazaar and the Marilyn “Becky” (Rise) Cross who Senior Center one are over and due to has resided in Yellowknife, B.C for a the extremely cold weather were very lot of years, has recently returned to her poorly attended. My mind went back to homeland, Molson, and most welcomed. years ago when there was hardly space


Knob Hill Christmas Party Dec. 14 By Marianne Knight Highlands Correspondent

The weather has been quite frightful, to say the least, with temperatures in the double digit below zero range. Many here on the Hilltop have experienced frozen or broken water lines. It Is COLD. There were 31 Pinochle players last week in Molson who braved the cold to play at the Grange Hall in Molson. The High scores went to Judy Ripley and Larry Smith and the Low scores went to Cleta Adams and

Santa at Children’s Christmas Party By Jan Hansen Oroville Eagles

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The quilt pictured above right was crafted by local quilters Linda Topping, Gini Grillo, Kim Helleson, Gail Wood, Nellie Kirk, Pat Richey, Sheila Barnes and Patti Middleton. During last fall’s North Central Washington Shop Hop, more than 130 visitors to Middleton’s Buena Vista Quilting and Lodging viewed the ladies’ handiwork. The quilt was donated to the CareNet Pregnancy Center. The quilt will be raffled off ($3.00 per ticket) Saturday, Dec. 14, at an open house at CareNet’s new Omak location, 4 Main Street. The open house will run from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Successful bazaar, fabulous stew and biscuits


By Dolly Engelbretson Oroville Senior News

Ken’s homemade biscuits. Elections will be over on Tuesday of this week and our regular business meeting will be held the same day. Normally the business meeting is held the third Tuesday of the month, but due to the fact that Autumn and Wade Martin could only be here on Dec. 17 we moved our meeting

The bazaar is over and is to be counted as a success. We wish to thank all our vendors for their participation in our programs. Also, a thank you to our volunteers and those who donated items. Everyone raved over Walt Hart’s fabulous beef stew and

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dates around. The Center will be closed on Thursday, Dec. 26 and Friday, Dec. 27. On Dec. 31 the Center will be open and closed on Jan. 1, but will be open Jan 2 and Jan. 3. No program on Dec. 31. Pinochle Scores: The door prize was won by Dolly, most pinochles by Leonard Paulsen; High Scoring Man for the evening was Ken Ripley and High Scoring Woman was Nellie Paulsen. Wishing one and all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. More next time. to Jo Porter and last Pinochle to Leonard Paulsen and Delia Hagen. We wish all of those that may be ill a speedy recovery to good health. God bless all. The Biggest Little Eagles in the State.

The Eagles Auxiliary will have it’s children’s Christmas party on Dec. 21 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Santa will be there for your enjoyment. The annual Eagles Christmas party potluck will be that evening at 6 p.m. Bring a dish and celebrate with all your Eagles brothers and sisters. Plans are underway for our New Years Eve party on Dec.

Teams spread out By Gai Wisdom North Valley Pool League

News flash: typing in mittens is very difficult! Undaunted by a little cool weather the league carries on. Two weeks ago we had a tie for first, a tie for second and the third (or fifth) place team was only one percentage point out. This week things are sorted out again with the second through

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to walk around without running into someone. My daughters and I had a table and we’d have to say, it definitely wasn’t worth the effort, but of course, meeting with those folks that did brave the cold, is always great. We had 60 folks for lunch at the Senior Center and that number was down by 25 or so. The stew was excellent and really hit the spot on a blustery day. Do you have a Christmas tree? For a real cute and inexpensive decoration, buy a box of small candy canes and put a drop of glue, positioning so they form a heart, and add some narrow red ribbon and you have a new, edible decoration, or to pass out to guests as they leave your home (leave the wrapping on). Do you remember when we used to string popcorn on thread and use the chains for decoration on the tree? Or if you were able to have some cranberries they made a nice chain. Did we have more fun than now, when we spend a lot on “shiny stuff” for the tree? Where I grew up we used cedar trees for our Christmas tree. They really do smell good. And we had plentiful hickory nuts and black walnuts for Christmas baking.

HILLTOP COMMENTS Len Firpo. Ken Ripley took the Traveling award. The Knob Hill Club of Chesaw will be having their Christmas Party on Dec. 14 starting at 4 p.m. This will be a potluck supper and an optional Gift Exchange. Men bring a gift for a man and women bring a gift for a woman. The Party is open to everyone. Come and enjoy the evening of friendship, food and music. Dec. 20 will be the last Family BINGO night of the year at the Molson Grange Hall. The fun

EAGLEDOM AT WORK 31. This event is open to the public. We will have dinner at 6 p.m., entertainment, live music by One Krazy Nite (formerly Willow Ridge), party favors, and door prizes every hour including a new 32” flat screen TV. Watch this page and our Facebook for more information. Our Aerie meetings are the first and third Tuesdays of the month and the Auxiliary meets on

POOL LEAGUE fourth positions less than 10 percent different. Jan sez’ she had all the time sheet in on Thursday this week. Little things like that really make her life better. If you would put your team numbers on the front and fill out the stats on the back of the score sheets her life would

starts at 6 p.m. Stand by for information on when they will start again in January. On Dec. 21 the Molson Grange will have their Christmas Party starting at 6:30 p.m. Bring your favorite potluck dish to share and join in the seasons festivities. The Chesaw Community Bible Church will be having a Christmas Eve Service on Dec. 24 at 6:30 p.m. Bring your families, friends and some snacks to share. On New Years Eve at 6 p.m. come to the Community Building in Chesaw and bring your favorite games and snacks for a funfilled evening and bring in the New Year early. Until next week. 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. Monday is Taco Night, during Pool League we have Burgers on Wednesdays, Thursdays we play Bingo and eat Burgers and More. Friday is Steak Night, Karachi 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. be perfect. Well, maybe not perfect, but is sure would help. We will take our two week break for Christmas and the New Year again this year. We play next week, Dec. 18, then not again until Jan. 8. In the meantime, spend good times with your families, check out what’s going on for New Year’s events around our community and get your visiting friends and family out to Play Pool!

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



OLIVER THEATRE          Regular  Showtimes   THURS - FRI - SAT. DEC.12-13-14 December,  2013  Programme   ONE SHOWING NIGHTLY 7:30PM

Sun.  –  Mon.  –  Tues.  –  Thurs…7:30  p.m.   Fri.  –  Sat………….……….7:00  &  9:00  p.m.                          (unless  otherwise  stated)  

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

Phone 250-­‐498-­‐2277        Oliver,  BC  

Sun. –  Mon.  –  Tues.,  Thurs.     Dec.  15  –  16  –  17,  19    

                             Visit  Our  Website  


Sat. –  Sun.  –  Mon.  –  Tues.,  Thurs.  –  Fri.       Nov.  30,  Dec.  1  –  2  –  3,  5  -­  6     Showtimes  on  Fri.  &  Sat.  @  7:00  &  9:15  p.m.  

SUN.-MON.-TUES, THURS DEC, 15-16,17,19


         Regular  Showtimes  

FROZEN FRI.-SAT.-THURS.DEC 20-21-26. Coarse and  sexual  language.  

Fri. –  Sat.  –  Thurs.        Dec.    2–1,   26  –  Thurs…7:30  p.m.   Sun.  2–0    M– on.    Tues.  




Conservation land acquisitions will protect Washington fish and wildlife habitat

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

December, 2013  Programme  

MATINEE SAT.2PM. ALL SEATS $6.                                Visit  Our  Website  

HOBBIT DEC 27-28-29, JAN1-2-3 Violence, frightening  scenes.  

OMAK THEATER OMAK AND MIRAGE THEATERS ARE NOW DIGITAL Sat. –  Sun.  –  Mon.  –  Tues.,  Thurs.  –  Fri.  –  Sat.   Dec.  7  –  8  –  9  -­  10,  12  –  13  -­  14     One  Showing  Nightly  @  7:30  p.m.  


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

Coarse and  sexual  language.   Fri.  –  Sat.  –  Sun.  –  Mon.,   Wed.  –  Thurs.  –  Fri.       at.  –  Thurs.        Dec.  20  –  21,  26   Dec.  27  –  28  –  29  -­  Fri.   30,  –  JSan.   1  –  2  -­  3     One  Showing  Nightly  @  7:30  p.m.  

509-826-0860 | Violence, frightening  scenes.  

Sat. –  Sun.  –  Mon.  –  Tues.,  Thurs.  –  Fri.  –  Sat.   Dec.  7  –  8  –  9  -­  10,  12  –  13  -­  14     One  Showing  Nightly  @  7:30  p.m.  

The funding will be provided as part of BPA’s ongoing efforts to protect, restore and enhance habitat for Upper Columbia steelhead as mitigation for the construction and operation of the dams in the Columbia River Basin, and would satisfy some of BPA’s requirements identified in the National Marine Fisheries Service 2008 Biological Opinion that guides the protection of salmon and steelhead listed under the federal Endangered Species Act. The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation will develop management plans for the properties and will provide the public an opportunity to review and comment on them. BPA must approve the plans before new actions can occur on the properties. Letters describing the proposed purchase, maps and information describing environmental review requirements under the National Environmental Policy Act are available at For more information contact BPA project manager Sandra Fife at 503-230-3678 or You can also call toll free 800-622-4519.

Phone 250-­‐498-­‐2277        Oliver,  BC  

Sun. –  Mon.  –  Tues.,  Thurs.     Dec.  15  –  16  –  17,  19    

Sat. –  Sun.  –  Mon.  –  Tues.,  Thurs.  –  Fri.       Nov.  30,  Dec.  1  –  2  –  3,  5  -­  6     Showtimes  on  Fri.  &  Sat.  @  7:00  &  9:15  p.m.  

THE HOBBITT The Bonneville Power Administration intends to fund the purchase of three properties in Okanogan County, Wash. They include the 13-acre Aeneas Creek Spring, the 5-acre Ninemile Creek Lower and the 120-acre Wanacut Creek Upper properties. When the purchases are complete, the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation will own and manage the property for fish and wildlife conservation purposes and BPA will receive a conservation easement to ensure that the habitat values on the property are always protected.

Fri. –  Sat………….……….7:00  &  9:00  p.m.                          (unless  otherwise  stated)  


The Desolation of Smaug

161 min

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


Fri. –  Sat.  –  Sun.  –  Mon.,  Wed.  –  Thurs.  –  Fri.   Dec.  27  –  28  –  29  -­  30,  Jan.  1  –  2  -­  3     One  Showing  Nightly  @  7:30  p.m.  


Fri. MIDNIGHT SHOW 12:00am 6:15,10:00 Sat.*2:30,6:15,10:00 Sun. *3:30,7:00 Wkdys: 7:00 Violence.


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Subject to  Classification  

Programme Subject  To  Unavoidable  change  without  notice  

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Animation/Comedy/Family Starring Kristen Bell, Indina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad. Fri.6:45 & 9:15. Sat.*4:30,6:45 & 9:15 Sun.*4:30,6:45. Wkdys 6:45.




Sun.*3:30,7:00. Wkdys 7:00.




Action/Mystery/Thriller Starring Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, 50 Cent

Fri.6:45, 9:30 Sat. *4:00,6:45,9:30. Sun. *4:00,6:45. Wkdys 6:45. Adult $8.50

Matinee $6.00

Child $6.00

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


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Okanogan Valley Life COMMUNITY CALENDAR OROVILLE - The Royal Neighbors will be selling See’s Candies as part of their annual fundraiser. The candy be available on the following locations and dates: at Frontier Foods - Monday, Dec. 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; at Akins Harvest Foods - Don’t miss out on this Holiday Favorite. Quantities are limited. Sponsored by Oroville Royal Neighbors of America 2014 matching fund program to benefit Oroville Ambulance/EMTs.

Ruby Rust Performing at Esther Bricques Winery

OROVILLE – Ruby Rust will be performing at Esther Bricques Winery this Thursday, Dec. 12, while Thursday, Dec. 19 will feature Christmas caroling by all who wish to join in, along with potluck Christmas goodies. Doors open at 6 p.m. Light refreshments are available. The winery is located at 42 Swanson Mill Road., Oroville. For more information, call (509) 476-2861.

International Chorus Christmas Concert in Oroville

OROVILLE - The Okanagan International Chorus will perform a Christmas Concert on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Oroville Free Methodist Church 1516 Fir St, Oroville. This free admission concert is being directed by Lloyd Fairwheather with accompaniment by Marlene Wiebe.

Oroville Chamber Cancelled in December

OROVILLE - The Oroville Chamber of Commerce, which normally meets the second Thursday of each month at The Plaza Restaurant at 1 p.m., is cancelled for the month of December. For more information contact 1-888-699-5659.

Oroville Elementary School Winter/Holiday Concert

OROVILLE - On Thursday, Dec. 12 the Oroville Elementary’s fourth to sixth graders will be presenting a winter/ holiday concert in the elementary school’s gymnasium. The concert

begins at 7 p.m. and everyone is invited. Admission is free.

Bob Dylan Night at Community Cultural Center

TONASKET - The Community Cultural Center of Tonasket presents: An Evening of Music by Bob Dylan, “Knockin on Dylan’s Door,” by Ruby Rust, on Friday, Dec. 13. This is a Friday Night Coffee House with doors opening at 5:30 p.m., homemade veggie pizza by Morningstar, music at 6 p.m.. Dinner will include a salad, cookie, and beverage with a big slice of pizza for $6.00 for members, and $7 non-members. Ruby Rust features Denny Richardson and Mike Bowling both on vocals and guitar, from Omak, and Steve Pollard on bass and banjo, from Oroville.. They are inviting all players to bring in their Dylan Songs to share.

Omak Christmas Parade

OMAK - The Omak Chamber of Commerce Christmas parade will begin at 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 14. Before the parade, Santa will be visiting children at 2 p.m. in the Ulrich Pharmacy Building in downtown Omak. Pictures are available with Santa, craft projects will be offered for the children, and baked goods will be offered for sale. The Key Club will have hot chocolate and cookies. Following the parade, the block north of the stop light will remain closed for the first ever “Main Street Christmas Event.” There will be caroling, special, unique lighting, a strolling choir in costume, a brass band playing, music, shopping and singing along with the mass choir. The Christmas story will be read with the possibility that a small fireworks display will completing the evening. This Main Street Christmas Project is sponsored by the Omak Downtown Association, Omak Chamber of Commerce with the support of the City of Omak.

Christmas Goldilocks Recitals

Saturday, Dec. 14, 5:00 p.m.; Monday, Dec. 16, 10:00 a.m; Tuesday, Dec. 17, 1:00 p.m.; all at the Com-

munity Cultural Center of Tonasket. Come see what adventures Goldilocks and Little Red Riding Hood get themselves in when they encounter not only the “Wolf” but also Dragons in the scary woods in “Goldilocks and the 3 Dragons.” It all happens at Christmas Eve so come prepared to sing along Christmas songs that will cheer the Dragons up! Tickets are $2 or Donations. Come support the elementary students involved in the play.

Stroke Support Group

OROVILLE - The Stroke Support Group will be meeting on Thursday, Dec. 19 at 10:30 a.m. at the YAC Youth Center at 607 Central Ave. in Oroville (adjacent to the Free Methodist Church). This is a support group for anyone who has had a stroke, no matter how long ago. Discussion from those who have recovered would also be very welcome. There will be refreshments.

Superior Court Criminal

Ernesto Ramirez Palomares, 44, Omak, pleaded guilty Dec. 3 to second-degree burglary and third-degree theft. Palomares was sentenced to six months in jail and fined $1,110.50 for the Oct. 13 crimes. The court found probable cause to charge Justin Kiel Smith, 29, Sedro Wooley, with residential burglary and third-degree theft. The crimes allegedly occurred Nov. 20 in Omak. The court found probable cause to charge Dacia Lee Mackarness, 40, Tonasket, with residential burglary and two counts of violation of a no-contact order. The court found probable cause to charge Frances Joann Edwards, 46, Omak, with second-degree burglary and third-degree theft.


A 15-year-old Omak boy pleaded guilty Dec. 4 to theft of a motor vehicle. The boy was sentenced to 10 days in detention with credit for 10 days served, 90 hours of community service, and fined $100 for the Aug. 2 crime. The same boy also pleaded guilty Dec. 4 to minor in public place exhibiting effects of liquor. He was sentenced to 15 days in detention with credit for one day served and fined $100. That crime occurred Sept. 1. A 14-year-old Omak boy pleaded guilty Nov. 13 to two counts of second-degree vehicle prowl, third-degree theft and minor in public place exhibiting effects of liquor. The boy was sentenced to 15 days in detention with credit for 12 days served and fined $100. The crimes occurred Nov. 1.

OROVILLE - On Thursday, Dec. 19 the Oroville Jr./Sr. High school music students will be presenting a winter/ holiday concert in the High School Commons. The concert begins at 7 p.m. and everyone is invited. Admission is free!


Leadee M. Corbin, Omak, was assessed $2,029.34 in overpayment of employment insurance benefits by the state Employment Security Department. Chris M. Wells, Omak, was assessed $1,001.16 in overpayment of employment insurance benefits by the state Employment Security Department.

District Court

Tabitha Marie Hall, 23, Omak, guilty of first-degree criminal trespass. Hall was sentenced to 180 days in jail with 179 days suspended and fined $808. Tanya Paige Hayner, 25, Okanogan, had a third-degree DWLS charge dismissed. John Andrew Hilderbrand, 20, Omak, had a charge dismissed: no valid operator’s license without ID. Ashley Huner, no middle name listed, 25, Tonasket, guilty on two counts of third-degree DWLS and two counts of third-degree theft. Hunar was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 347 days suspended, and fined $3,332. Michael Wayne Hunter, 38, Oroville, guilty of first-degree negligent driving. Hunter received a 90day suspended sentence and was fined $1,158. April Lynn Jobes, 31, Omak, guilty

OROVILLE – The Oroville Woman’s Group is gearing up for their annual Gifts for Kids program and is still seeking donations. The group is asking that unwrapped gifts for children between the ages of zero to 16

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be dropped off at Sterling Bank where they will be collected. The deadline for the gift drop has been changed to Tuesday, Dec. 17. Anyone wishing to donate cash can do so at Sterling Bank where there is an account set up for this event. “Every year is so special to have this program go forward.

We are a non-profit organization and appreciate the support we get from our wonderful community,” said Woman’s Group members. The gifts will be given out the Thursday before Christmas. Anyone wishing to help out is more than welcome, there is a lot of wrapping to do and the day of the distribution we always welcome more hands. For more information call Kally Berlinger at (509) 476-3416 or Renee Ewalt at (509) 476-3286. Together we can make some special things happen for the children of our community.

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Molson Family Bingo

MOLSON - Family Bingo is Friday, Dec. 20 at the Molson Grange at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome, including children. Bring finger food for break, c ome and have fun and fellowship.

Annual Molson Grange Christmas Party & Potluck

MOLSON - The annual Molson Grange Christmas Party and potluck will take place on Saturday, Dec. 21 at the grange hall beginning at 6:30 p.m. This is a good time for all to come and visit with friends and neighbors. Share your favorite dish and have a good time celebrating the Christmas season.

of third-degree DWLS and two counts of third-degree theft. Jobes was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 362 days suspended and fined $2,144. Steven Nicholas Lacoy, 63, Omak, had a fourth-degree assault charge dismissed. Lacoy was fined $200. Thomas G. Lazard Jr., 23, Omak, guilty of third-degree theft. Lazard was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 354 days suspended, and fined $808. Jillian Marie Lewis, 25, Omak, guilty of third-degree theft. Lewis was sentenced to 180 days in jail with 175 days suspended, and fined $808. Angelo Javier Lopez, 31, Omak, guilty of third-degree theft and first-degree criminal trespass. Lopez was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 344 days suspended, and fined $808. Brandon Shea Marchand, 39, Okanogan, had a third-degree DWLS charge dismissed. Frank Daniel Marchand Jr., 51, Omak, guilty of first-degree negligent driving. Marchand received a 90-day suspended sentence and was fined $668. Jasmine Nicole Martindale, 18, Tonasket, had a reckless driving charge dismissed. Luis A. Martinez Gonzalez, 22, Tonasket, guilty of third-degree DWLS. Martinez Gonzalez received a 90-day suspended sentence and was fined $858. He also had an additional thirddegree DWLS charge dismissed. John Paul Martinez, 40, Omak, had a third-degree DWLS charge dismissed. April Renea Mathis, 30, Oroville, had a fourth-degree assault charge dismissed. Mathis was fined $500.

Jesus Alberto Castandea, 19, booked for use of drug paraphernalia and on a Department of Corrections hold. Bill Cephus Bedard, 44, booked on an FTC warrant for contempt of court and a Department of Corrections detainer. Monte Lewis Marchand, 44, booked on an Omak Police Department FTA warrant for hit-and-run (unattended vehicle) and an OCSO FTA warrant for third-degree DWLS.

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Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 TMVWOP on Hwy. 97 near Oroville. Fraud on Omak River Rd. near Omak. Fraud on Haley Creek Rd. near Omak. Two-vehicle crash on Hwy. 97 near Oroville. Injuries reported. Vehicle-vs.-pedestrian crash on N. Second Ave. in Okanogan. Injuries reported. Burglary on Viewmont Dr. near Okanogan. Domestic dispute on Omak-Riverside Eastside Rd. near Omak. Theft on Miller Rd. near Omak. Laptop reported missing. Assault on W. Cherry St. in Omak. Steven Derek Nordlund, 24, booked on a Department of Corrections detainer. Shawn Robert Clark, 30, court commitment for reckless driving.

Monday, Dec. 2, 2013 One-vehicle crash on LoomisOroville Rd. near Tonasket. No injuries reported. Hit-and-run vehicle crash on OmakRiverside Eastside Rd. near Omak. Theft on Riverside Cutoff Rd. near Riverside. Malicious mischief on S. Second Ave. in Okanogan. Warrant arrest on S. First Ave. in Okanogan. DWLS on Swanson Mill Rd. near Oroville. Motorcycle theft on Hwy. 7 near Tonasket. Warrant arrest on N. Third Ave. in Okanogan. Burglary on Mock Rd. near Okanogan. Malicious mischief on Swanson Mill Rd. near Oroville. Fraud on W. First Ave. in Omak. Burglary on E. Eighth Ave. in Omak. Burglary on S. Ash St. in Omak. Fraud on W. Apple Ave. in Omak. Warrant arrest on N. Ash St. in Omak. Two reports of theft on Engh Rd. in Omak. Public intoxication on S. Ash St. in Omak. Fraud on Ironwood St. in Omak. Theft on E. Grape St. in Omak. Mail reported missing. Vehicle prowl on S. Birch St. in Omak. Drugs on S. Tonasket Ave. in Tonasket.

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Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 Threats on River Loop Rd. near Tonasket. Fruad on N. Fourth Ave. in Okanogan. Theft on Sandflat Rd. near Omak. Fraud on Kendall St. in Riverside. Theft on S. Second Ave. in Okanogan. Cell phone reported missing. Fraud on Hendrick Rd. near Omak. Drugs on Hwy. 97 near Oroville. Fraud on Ridge Pl. in Omak. Hit-and-run vehicle crash on N. Juniper St. in Omak. Vehicle prowl on W. Cherry Ave. in Omak. Structure fire on Hwy. 97 in Oroville. Harassment on W. First St. in Tonasket. Harassment on W. Delicious St. in Tonasket. Dennis William Munson, 29, booked on four probable cause warrants: second-degree burglary, second-degree theft, thirddegree theft and second-degree trafficking in stolen property; and for second-degree burglary, first-degree theft and firstdegree trafficking in stolen property. Robert Ellis Allen, 30, booked for second-degree possession of stolen property.

Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 Warrant arrest on Palmer Mountain Rd. near Oroville. Hit-and-run vehicle crash on Tunk Creek Rd. near Riverside. Burglary on S. First Ave. in Okanogan. Malicious mischief on Loomis-Oroville Rd. near Oroville. One-vehicle rollover crash on Chesaw Rd. near Chesaw. Vehicle prowl on Ferry St. in Omak. Fraud on S. Granite St. in Omak. Theft on Engh Rd. in Omak. Burglary on Golden St. in Oroville. Louis Mark Clark, 21, booked on an Omak Police Department FTA

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CALL FOR BIDS The City of Oroville is calling for bids for supplying certain petroleum products for the years 2014-2016. Specifications may be secured at the Oroville City Hall or by calling 509476-2926. Sealed bids will be accepted until 4:00 p.m., December 16, 2013. Bid opening will be at 7:00 p.m. during the December 17, 2013 meeting of the Oroville City Council. The City reserves the right to reject and or all bids and to waive minor informalities. ATTEST: Kathy M. Jones, Clerk-Treasurer Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on December 5 and 12 , 2013. #529969 Call for Fuel Bids The Tonasket School District is now accepting bids for the supply of unleaded gasoline and diesel vehicle fuel for 2014. Sealed bids are due on or before 2:00 PM Friday, December 20, 2013. Specifications and bid forms are available from the District Office; 35 Hwy 20 E., Tonasket, WA 98855. Phone: 486-2126. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette on December 12, 19, 2013. #532314 OROVILLE-TONASKET IRRIGATION DISTRICT REGULAR BOARD MEETING CHANGE OF DATE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Oroville-Tonasket Irrigation District Regular Board meeting was rescheduled from December 12, 2013 to December 18, 2013 at 1:30 P.M, at the District Office located at 516 Eleventh Street, Oroville, Washington. Jay W. O’Brien, Secretary/Manager Oroville-Tonasket Irrigation District Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on December 12, 2013. #532623 Public Auction There will be a Public Auction at Budget Towing, 32156 Hwy 97, Tonasket, WA, 98855. Phone 509-5601056, on Thursday, Dec 19, 2013. Viewing time starts at 11 a.m. with the auction at 12 p.m. Up for auction will be: ‘95 Ford Aerostar. WA AEX-5283 ‘73 Winnebago, 24 ft. WA 490-NKH Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on Dec 12, 2013. #532279

SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR OKANOGAN COUNTY WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., its successors in interest and/or assigns, Plaintiff, v. RONALD CRAMER and SHANNON CRAMER, husband and wife, Defendants. No. 13-2-00457-9 SUMMONS TO: THE DEFENDANTS A lawsuit has been started against you in the Superior Court of Okanogan County by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A, its successors in interest and/or assigns, plaintiff. Plaintiff’s claim is stated in the written Complaint, a copy of which is served upon you with this Summons. In order to defend against this lawsuit, you must respond to the Complaint in this action by stating your defense in writing and serving a copy upon the undersigned attorney for the plaintiff within 20 days after service of this summons and complaint within the State of Washington or 60 days if service is effected by personal service outside the State of Washington or by publication, or a default judgment will be entered against you without notice. A default judgment is one where plaintiff is entitled to what it asks for because you have not responded. If you serve a Notice of Appearance on the undersigned attorney, you are entitled to notice before a default judgment may be entered. If you wish to seek the advice of an attorney in this matter, you should do so promptly so that your written response, if any, may be served on time. This Summons is issued pursuant to Rule 4 of the Superior Court Civil Rules of the State of Washington. DATED this 27th day of August, 2013. RCO LEGAL, P.S. By /s/ Kathleen A. Allen Kathleen A. Allen WSBA# 19655 Attorneys for Plaintiff Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette on December 12, 19, 26, 2013 and January 2, 9, 16, 2014. #532329


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OROVILLE - New Oroville boys basketball coach Jay Thacker is now 1-0 as the Hornets head man. Now the real work begins. The Hornets finished off the game with a 22-11 run to score a 52-46 victory over Curlew. “We’re still learning,” Thacker said. “I felt pretty good that with such a young group we were able to pull out the win. It wasn’t real pretty but it doesn’t have to be.” The Hornets put three players in double figures, led by Joseph Sarmiento with 14 points and nine rebounds. Freshman Nathan Hugus added 12 points and nine rebounds, while Dustin Nigg had 10 points and three steals. Daniel Tresham led Curlew with 17 points. “It was a good win against a tough Curlew team,” Thacker


OROVILLE - It won’t go down as the Oroville girls basketball team’s finest performance of the year, but it got the job done. The Hornets overcame firstgame jitters on Saturday, Dec. 7, and cruised past Curlew 44-27. “We didn’t play very well, but mainly there was just too much excitement,” said Oroville coach Mike Bourn. “We played with a lot of intensity and effort - maybe a little too much. We just got in a big hurry and rushed some

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Oroville wrestlers open season Gary DeVon/staff photo

Dustin Nigg draws a foul on his way to the hoop against Curlew last Saturday. said. The Hornets host Tonasket on Friday, Dec. 13, and travel to Chelan on Saturday.


OMAK - Tonasket’s wrestling team got off to a solid start Saturday, Dec. 7, taking second place at the Omak PIT tournament. The Tigers were edged out by Warden for the team title. Tonasket got past Chelan, Okanogan, defending B champion Liberty Bell, Cascade, Omak, Cashmere and Brewster in the team scoring. I thought it was a normal tournament in terms of plenty of ups and downs,” said Tonasket coach Dave Mitchell. “Overall we had more ups than downs and we wrestled well.” Collin Aitcheson (120 pounds) defeated Liberty Bell defending state champ Trent Skelton with a last-second reversal to claim a 4-2 victory and the tournament title at that weight. He was joined by Frank Holfeltz, a winner at 195. Jorge Juarez (132) and Austin Knowlton (182) took second place while Vance Frazier (113), Rade Pilkinton (120), Trevor Peterson (126), Tim Frazier (138), Dallas Tyus (170) and John Rawley (220) each took third. Zach Lofhus (152) added a 4th place finish. Tyus had one of the most dramatic moments of the day, escaping a 14-2 deficit in his third place match to pin his opponent. “We had a huge crowd of Tonasket supporters there,” Mitchell said. “The wrestlers and coaches appreciated (it); it helped make a loud, fun day.” The Tigers travel to Liberty Bell for a non-conference dual meet on Thursday, Dec. 12, then to the Ephrata tournament on Saturday. Also, a home dual against Kettle Falls was added to the schedule for Dec. 18.

things.” Curlew had already played a game and had worked out a lot of those first game issues, but the Hornets proved to be more than the Cougars could handle. Lily Hilderbrand led Oroville with 18 points and 11 rebounds. “The girls really got after it,” Bourn said. “I’d rather have that, than come out flat. Once we get that under control we’ll be in good shape.” The Hornets face back-to-back games this weekend, hosting Tonasket on Friday and traveling to Chelan on Saturday, Dec. 14.

Robinson, Ocampo both reach final at 182 lbs. BY BRENT BAKER BBAKER@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM

DAVENPORT - Oroville’s wrestling team might have boasted two or three champions at Saturday’s Davenport Invitational. Unfortunately two of the Hornets’ three finalists were in the same weight class, which went a ways toward limiting Oroville to just one champion in their first tournament of the season. Taylor Robinson and Eddie Ocampo both advanced to the finals of the 182-pound weight class; Ocampo forfeited the match to Robinson to salvage match count, said Oroville coach Chuck Ricevuto. Charles Arrigoni took fourth place, also 182. Jordan Smith (120) took second place as the Hornets’ other finalist. “Lucas Mieirs (195) looked like he was well on his way to the finals after a convincing win in the quarterfinals,” Ricevuto said. “But he had to exit the tournament with an injury during the

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up a victory as well. The Hornets travel to Lake Roosevelt for a mix ‘n’ match on

Thursday, Dec. 12. The annual Liberty Bell Invitational scheduled for this weekend was cancelled.

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Early threes, late D propel Tigers past Kettle By Brent Baker

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Oroville’s Nathan Thompson won his first Mixed Martial Arts bout two weeks ago and seeks to make it two in a row Saturday in Usk.

Thompson makes a go as MMA pro By Brent Baker

SPOKANE Nathan Thompson has wanted to be a Mixed Martial Arts pro for as long as he can remember. After nearly five long years as an amateur, Thompson is finally living the dream, albeit on the cheap. The 2008 Oroville graduate won his first professional match two weeks ago and faces his second match this Saturday. This isn’t quite UFC yet: this next match will be fought in Usk, near the Idaho and Canadian borders. “This last fight I made about $800,” Thompson said. “My sponsors have helped out a lot. So it’s not a lot at first. Even if you make it with eight to 10 fights, if you’re fighting smaller shows it’s only $500-$1,500. But once you build your name out there, building yourself up, other shows will offer you more money. Eventually you hopefully get into one of the bigger shows. If you get on a UFC fight you make a decent check.” But it’s a slow process, as Thompson found. He made amateur debut on Omak in 2009. “It was so nerve wracking,” he said. “The guy I fought the first time was about 6-2, 6-3. He was a tall, lanky guy and I was intimidated. My dad always told me to go out and do what I know - wrestle, don’t fight. I did that and I won. So that’s what’s gotten me by, remembering my wrestling game.” For awhile he fought often more often than he should have, he admitted. “I just went on a rampage after that first one,” he said. “I had six or seven fights my first year, four fights in a month once. I won most, lost the last one. That’s when I decided I needed to slow down a bit.” He ended his amateur career with a 14-4 mark. Working a part time job to make ends meet, he lives with a group of other guys in the sixbedroom Spokane home of his coach, Joel Thomas. That is, when he’s not “living” at the gym in which he and a group of other fighters train. “For my last fight I trained in the morning for an hour or two,” Thompson said. “GTX cross sport training in the afternoons for an hour. Then to the gym about 5:00 and get out between 8:30 and 9. So, 4-6 hours a day. Sometimes seven days a week, mostly six. “For this upcoming fight I’ve backed off a bit, because you can push your body overboard and end up actually hurting your cardio.” Thompson, the son of Steve and Cori Thompson, and Joyce and Tam Hutchinson, has maintained his Oroville ties. Most of his corporate sponsors are businesses familiar to locals. “Most of my sponsors for these two shows are local sponsors,” he said. “I’m looking for as many as I can ... We don’t make what people think. Just because you go pro doesn’t mean you’re making much. Especially after three years of sacrifice as an amateur. “It’s kind of cool because how many people from this town have become a professional athlete? One reason I wanted to do this was seeing certain athletes that could have gone to college or become a pro just throw it all away. I’ve seen people waste their athleticism, and that gave me more of a drive. I’m trying to pursue something others could have but threw away. I don’t want to be that guy.”

TONASKET - At first, the 3-pointers went in a bit too easily. Tonasket’s boys basketball team ripped off 13 quick points to start Saturday’s home opener against Kettle Falls. But when that well ran dry and the Wildcats clawed back into the game, the Tigers had to go back and do the things that set them up to get that big lead in the first place. That meant defense, rebounding, and balance at the offensive end, where the Tigers’ top seven players each scored at least six points in a 66-56 victory. “It happens more than what you think when you get a big lead and you get comfortable,” said Tonasket coach Agustin Pedregon. “You stop doing what got you there. You stop going away from your defensive mindset because you get excited about hitting threes. “You don’t get a blowout in the first quarter. There’s too much game left. If you score 16 straight in the fourth quarter, then it’s a blowout because there’s no more quarters.” The Tigers led by as many as 14 points in the first half and 12 in the third quarter. But Kettle ran off an eight point run that got the Wildcats to within five, and Kettle had possession and a chance to cut even further into Tonasket’s lead. But Derek Sund drew a charge on that critical possession and Trevor Terris scored off an offensive rebound to launch a 10-2 Tiger run that put the game out of reach. “Collectively, everyone chipped in with what they needed to do,” Pedregon said. “We can play better defensively. The guys want to do better defensively, which is the big thing.” The Tigers hit three treys in the first four minutes of the game - two by Dyllan Gage, one by Sund - as they took their quick lead. Kettle scored the next six points to get within 13-6 after one quarter. Tonasket held a 37-27 lead at the half, though it really should have been 37-29. After some confusion with the scoreboard, the officials forgot to signal a made basket on a three-point play attempt by Kettle Falls late in the half. Kettle missed the ensuing free throw but never got credit for the basket previous to the free throw attempt, despite the Wildcats’ protests, and without having been signaled to do so neither team’s scorekeeper entered the points into

Left, the Tigers’ Derek Sund (rear left) and Colton Leep tie up Kettle Falls’ Connor McKern during the first half of Tonasket’s 66-56 victory over the Wildcats on Saturday, Dec. 7. The Tigers started off a season with high expectations by winning a pair of nonleague games last weekend. Above, Dyllan Gage gets off a pass despite being double-teamed. Brent Baker/staff photos

their respective books, confusing the situation further. Sund finished with 14 points to lead the Tigers, with Gage adding 12, Michael Orozco scoring 11, Terris adding nine, Ethan Bensing chipping in with eight and Colton Leep and Roberto Juarez adding six apiece. Connor McKern led Kettle Falls with 19 points. The Tigers (2-0) played Lake Roosevelt on Tuesday and head to Oroville for their annual rivalry game on Friday, Dec. 13. Tonasket opens CTL play next Tuesday at Okanogan.

Tonasket 69, Liberty Bell 60 WINTHROP - One thing Tonasket boys basketball coach Agustin Pedregon

emphasizes with his team is the ability to play multiple defenses. The Tigers got first hand experience as to the benefits of that in their season-opener at Liberty Bell as a combination of three zone defenses and a man-to-man threw a wrench in the Mountain Lions’ offense to key the Tigers’ 69-60 victory. “They got our number when we were in our 1-2-2 zone,” Pedregon said. “It’s nice to have a team prepare for your defense. “So we came out in the third quarter with a 2-2-1 three quarters zone, which just disrupted their offense. We gave them three different looks after that - a 1-3-1, a 1-2-2- zone half court, and switched to a man every other possession. It disrupted them. To adapt that quickly on defense will

make us that much better.” The Tigers trailed 37-36 at the half but outscored the Mountain Lions by 10 in the second half. They also hit 9-of-12 free throws in the fourth quarter to help put the game out of reach, as well as 16-of-22 for the game. “That’s a tough, well-coached team,” Pedregon said of Liberty Bell. “They are more athletic than we are from top to bottom. They have six seniors and three juniors, so they are mature, and their length bothered us. “We were more patient on offense and that was the difference.” Dyllan Gage scored 23 points, including 8-of-8 at the free throw line, with Michael Orozco adding 12.

Tonasket girls earn split of first weekend came up empty. Kettle Falls eventually took advantage and went on a seven point run to open up a 14-point lead. “One of the things that is hard, they haven’t been patient enough on offense,” Schertenleib said. “They want it to happen right now. If they would get another ball reversal or two, they would find themselves a lot more open.” The Tigers made a final flurry to Jaden Vugteveen scored a three point play, and Dellinger and Baylie Tyus each hit triples, the last of which cut the deficit to 45-38 with about a minute to go. That was as close as the Tigers (1-1) could get. Dellinger led the Tigers with 12 points (all on 3-pointers), with Cleman adding 10 and Tyus

Tigers win opener at Liberty Bell but fall in first home game By Brent Baker

TONASKET - Tonasket’s girls basketball team dug out of a big hole once. The Tigers just couldn’t do it twice. The Tigers fell behind Kettle Falls by eight points right off the bat, and after coming back to tie the score, ended up absorbing their first loss of the season, 47-38, on Saturday, Dec. 7. “Turnovers and rebounding are ultimately what killed us,” said Tonasket coach Stephanie Schertenleib, who is just starting her second go-around as the Tigers’ head coach. “Most specifically, it was bad passes. “I’m happy that the things they are having a difficult time with right now are things they can change,” she added. “They can rebound better. You don’t have to be talented to rebound; you just have to have desire and get in the right position. They can fix that if they choose to.” Kettle took a quick 8-0 lead, but the Tigers responded with five points from Kathryn Cleman inside and a triple by Kylie Dellinger to tie it at the end of the first quarter. The Wildcats led 22-17 at the

eight. Emily Owens led Kettle Falls with 19 points. The Tigers travel to Oroville on Friday and travel to Okanogan on Tuesday, Dec. 17

Tonasket 44, Liberty Bell 31 WINTHROP - The Tigers raced to a big early lead in their season-opener at Liberty Bell and cruised to a 44-31 victory over the Mountain Lions. Tonasket led 25-9 at the half as six players scored in the opening two quarters. Liberty Bell was unable to mount a serious comeback in the second half. Kathryn Cleman led the Tigers with 11 points. Carrisa Frazier and Baylie Tyus each added eight and Kylie Dellinger tallied seven.

Haunted Hayride Thank You Brent Baker/staff photo

Tonasket’s Elizabeth Jackson and Kettle Falls’ Koutney Keenan battle for a rebound during Saturday’s non-league contest. half and gradually pulled out to a 33-24 lead after three quarters. Another Dellinger trey cut the

margin to 33-27. The Tigers had three possessions with a chance to cut further into the lead, but


The Affordable Care Act Community Engagement December 16th from 6pm to 8:30pm at the Brewster High School Lunchroom December 19th from 3:30pm to 6:30pm at the Tonasket Community Cultural Center Jesus Hernandez from Community Choice: Has over 15 Years of experience in outreach and education with disadvantaged population. He has a Bachelor dregree from WA State University in Business Administration and a Masters in Public Administration from University of WA. (Keynote speaker for Brewster). Kris Lattimore from the Health Benefit Exchange: Kris has over 20 years of experience in the insurance field and is responsible for the conversation of qualified prospects for the Health Benefit Exchange for individuals and Small Group product lines. Kris earned his Bachelor degree from Eastern Washington University. (Keynote speaker for Tonasket).

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RE/MAX Oroville and Taber’s Taste of Summer would like to send out a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who helped out at our Haunted Hayride this fall! It’s such a huge collective effort, we appreciate each and every one of you for volunteering your time & support! 80+ Volunteers to make the even happen, and 600+ people braved the weather to go on the hayride this year! We absolutely love doing this for our community!

Thank you to all of the following… Oroville Boyscouts/Cubscouts, Teresa Hawkins, Hunter DeVon, Collin Rise, Nathan Rise, Tom and Diane Acord, Jeff Gee, Gail Noel, Steve and Clare Bayley, Jim Chamberlain, John Smith, Gene Harnasch, Ken Neal, Vickie Hinze, Rob and Karen Monroe, Glen and Ethel Read and Crew of Canadian Friends, Ashley Porter, Alexis Porter, Jordon Strudwick, Clay and Crisha Warnstaff, Luca and Brandye Diehl, Danny Peacock, Angela Taber, Cory Hildebrand, Bill Cottrell, Marilyn Oliver, Marilyn Finsen, Cat, Brenda, Paul Whitaker, John Avis, Noah Hildebrand, Carson Allie, Dan and Donna Lepley, Brandon Lepley, Samantha Lepley, Nicole Castaneta, Heidi Lepley, Lille Lepley, Jim and Lorna Horcoff, Ray and Elaine Szcech, Don Pickering, Jon and Traci Neal, Robert Kaiser, Pat McGuire, Sara Howe, Kindra Anderson, Ken and Jana Waddell, Jessica Blasey, Tammy Maynard, Chad Field, Chris and Sara Wolley, Jake Barker, Rob and Anita, Gordon and Sheila Wolley, Stephanie Hordyk, Sandy Hordyk, Jason Bernica, Chevy Booth, Baylee Taber, Mylee Taber, Little Paul, Florencio Nemecio, Samuel Corrales, Genaro Corrales.

If we have missed anyone in our thank you, please accept our apologies!! With heartfelt gratitude from… Rocky and Cindy DeVon, David and Jaden Taber, Dave and Judi Taber

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Bob Henson

Calvin ‘Bob’ Henson

Calvin Winston Henson passed away peacefully at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, December 2, 2013 after a short illness. Bob was born January 28, 1925 to William and Anne Mae Henson in Commerce, Oklahoma. He was the youngest of six children. Bob left home at the age of 15 to join the CC Camp. In 1941 he enlisted in the Navy. He served on the USS Bennington and the USS Lexington when it was sunk in the south Pacific during WWII. In 1945 he met the love of his life, Wilma Sulser and they eloped after only three dates. Shortly thereafter Bob was discharged from the Navy and they made their home in Petaluma, Calif. The first of their three children, Richard, was Bob Henson born. In 1948 Bob moved his family to Lomita, Calif. to go to work for U.S. Steel and there is where Peggy, the first of two daughters, was born in 1949. In 1950, Bob joined the US Air Force and fought in the Korean War. In 1952 he returned to his family and they welcomed their second daughter, Nancy. Over the years Bob held many jobs to provide for his family, from driving truck to working for Los Angeles County Sanitation Department, to running a Rental Yard, to maintenance supervisor at Tylan Corp. In 1975, Bob and Wilma moved to Oroville, Wash., to be closer to their son, Richard and family. The rest of the family moved shortly after. In 1983 Bob, retired with a back injury from Gold Diggers Apples. Bob loved the outdoors, he also enjoyed hunting and camping with his

family and grandkids. Bob was a member of the American Legion Post 11 in Oroville. Due to Wilma’s battle with Alzheimer’s in 2009 they moved to Yakima, to be close to their daughter, Nancy. In 2010, after 65 years of marriage, he lost “his red haired, green eyed beauty.” Bob married Rosemary Lamb in August 2012. They shared Bob’s last year together. This past summer Bob had the pleasure of going on the Honor Flight to Washington D.C. Bob was so proud to be a WWII and Korean War Veteran. He was awarded many medals and a Purple Heart while serving his country. He is preceded in death by his wife, Wilma, both of his parents, five brothers and sisters and a daughter, Melody. He is survived by his second wife, Rosemary; son, Richard and wife Dianne of Oroville; daughter, Peggy Kowatsch and son-in-law Peter of Kennewick, Wash.; daughter, Nancy Young and her husband Kenny of Naches, Wash. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Corina (Young) Martin of Selah, Wash., Steve Young of Oroville, Richard Kowatsch of Cashmere, John Kowatsch of Lewiston, Idaho, Andrea (Henson) Field of Oroville, Christopher Henson of Index, Wash., Jennifer (Henson) Chandler of Yakima, Aundrya (Kowatsch) Foug of Wenatchee; 12 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. A Celebration of Life for Bob will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 at 2 p.m/ at his granddaughter’s home. For more information please call the family or Langevin-Mussetter Funeral Home. To share a memory of Bob, please visit www.lmfuneralhome. com.

ful soul. Debbie will always be remembered as an avid lover of the outdoors. She enjoyed fishing, camping, and spending time with her friends and family.  Her sense of humor made her one of a kind. Debbie contributed many heartfelt hours and projects to her beloved friends at the Eagles Lodge in Tonasket. She will truly be missed and remembered by all. Debbie was a member of the Tonasket Eagles for 27 years. She is survived by her brother, Michael Kral; sister, Diana Crosthwaite; nieces, Shawn, Karen and Tiffany; nephews Michael Jr., Kevin and Joey and many great nieces and nephews, loving friends and family. She was preceded in death by her parents. A memorial service will be held at the Tonasket Eagles on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 2 p.m. Please share your thoughts and memories by signing Debbie’s online guestbook at Bergh Funeral Service of Oroville/Tonasket in care of arrangements.

Debra L. Kral

Debra L. Kral, 58, of Tonasket died December 5, 2013 at home. She was born May 30, 1955 in Wheeler, Oregon to Edmond and Wanda Kral. In loving memory of a beauti-

Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 Trespassing on N. Main St. in Omak. Domestic dispute on Okoma Dr. in Omak. Burglary on Old Riverside Hwy. near Omak. Drugs on Miller Rd. near Omak. Theft on Swanson Mill Rd. near Tonasket. Threats on Hwy. 97 near Oroville. Burglary on S. Second Ave. in Okanogan. Violation of no-contact order on Miller Rd. near Omak. Malicious mischief on N. Fir St. in Omak. Hazardous materials on 11th Ave. in Oroville. Diesel spill reported. Assault on E. Division St. in Tonasket. Amanda Louise Yaksic, 26, booked for a drug court violation. Darrell Joseph Wilson, 24, booked on an Omak Police Department FTP warrant for third-degree malicious mischief. Kyle Anthony Nicholson, 27, booked for POCS (methamphetamine) and unlawful firearms. Melvin Fay Ranck, 33, booked for POCS (methamphetamine), possession of a sawed-off shotgun and third-degree DWLS. Shawn Dennis Fadden, 44, booked for a drug court violation. David Raymond Brandon III, 39, booked for two counts resi-

Okanogan Valley

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Okanogan International Chorus

under the direction of Lloyd Fairweather

Present Their Annual Christmas Concert Everyone Welcome

Pianist Marlene Wiebe Sat., Dec. 14th

FREE Admission Everyone Welcome!


NEW Hope Bible Fellowship

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Betty Joann Roberts

Betty JoAnne Roberts was born Jan. 17, 1931 in Springfield, Missouri to Edwin Wyatt and Alice O’Neal. JoAnn was raised in the Missouri Ozarks where she went to school until age eight, her family moved to California. They lived near the Los Angeles area until they moved to Oklahoma. After living in Tulsa for a number of years, they moved back to Missouri. She met Claude Thurman Roberts and married in 1948. They had five children and worked the family farm and dairy for several years. In 1965 they moved to the northwest where they fell in love with the mountains. After moving back and forth from Missouri to Washington a few

Service Time: Sun., 5:30 p.m.  Wed., 6:30 p.m. 923 Main St. • Mark Fast, Pastor

Faith Lutheran Church

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

Immaculate Conception Parish

1715 Main Street Oroville 8:30 a.m. English Mass 1st Sunday of the Month Other Sundays at 10:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m. Spanish Mass every Sunday Father Jose Maldonado • 476-2110

PC of G Bible Faith Family Church

476-3063 • 1012 Fir Street, Oroville 8 - 8:30 - Holy Grounds - Coffee, Tea & Conversation 8:30 - 9:45 Service@8:30 10 - 10:35 - L.I.F.E.  10:35 - 11:00 Holy Grounds 11:00 - 12:00 - Service @ 11:00 6 p.m. - 7:30 - Pursuit (Pursuing God & Friendships) Pastor Claude Roberts Come enjoy song service with Project 3:16

Oroville United Methodist

The Okanogon International Chorus

Presents their Annual Christmas Concert under the direction of Lloyd Fairweather. Pianist Marlene Wiebe. Saturday, Dec. 14th at the Oroville Free Methodist Church at 7 p.m. Free admission.

The Loomis Community Church

Presents its annual Christmas Program on Dec. 15 at 11:00 a.m. Everyone welcome!


Chesaw Community Bible Church

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


Community Christian Fellowship

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


Riverside Lighthouse - Assembly of God

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

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

Valley Christian Fellowship dential burglary, third-degree possession of stolen property, third-degree theft and thirddegree DWLS. Lane Scott Dawson, 18, booked for violation of a protection order (DV). Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 Theft on FS 30 Rd. near Tonasket. DUI on Jackson St. in Omak. Theft on Omache Dr. in Omak. Malicious mischief on Ironwood St. in Oroville. One-vehicle hit-and-run crash on Cherry St. in Oroville. DWLS on Hwy. 97 in Tonasket. Donald Wayne Eldredge Jr., 50, booked for fourth-degree assault (DV). Lucille Irene Ortiz, 25, booked for DUI. Jeffery Scott Morelock, 53, booked on an OCSO FTA warrant for third-degree DWLS. Leo Van Probert, 46, booked for residential burglary and seconddegree theft. Alenander Louie Samuels, 37, booked on two State Patrol FTA warrants: third-degree DWLS and DUI. Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 Warrant arrest on Appleway Rd. in Okanogan. TMVWOP on Engh Rd. in Omak. One-vehicle crash on Chesaw Rd. near Chesaw. Injuries reported. Harassment on S. Second Ave. in Okanogan. Disorderly conduct on S. Main St. in Omak. Assault on Nichols Rd. near Omak. DUI on Hwy. 7 near Tonasket. Weapons offense on Ferry St. in Omak. Found property on S. Ash St. Two bicycles recovered. Burglary on S. Main St. in Omak. Theft on Engh Rd. in Omak. Fraud on W. Third Ave. in Omak. DWLS on Omak Ave. in Omak. Burglary on Orchard St. in Oroville. Domestic dispute on E. Division St. in Tonasket. Jessica Madrigal, no middle name listed, 22, booked for DUI.

preceded in death by her husband C.T. in 1978 and her grandson Chris in 1995 and a grand-daughter’s husband, Louis in 1997. She is survived by one brother Walter O’Neal, one sister Sharon O’Neal, her five children: Patricia Descoteaux of Omak, Claude Roberts of Oroville, Debra Eckert of Ephrata, Wash., Mary Davis of Clarkston and David Roberts of Hayden Lake, Idaho. She has 16 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren and (now) two great, great grandchildren. Memorial Service will be December 14 at 1 p.m. at Bible Faith Family Church in Oroville.

at: Oroville Free Methodist Church

COPS | FROM A7 warrant for fourth-degree assault (DV). Lane Scott Dawson, 18, booked for third-degree theft and fourthdegree assault (DV). Jan Majella Freeman, 52, booked on a State Patrol FTA warrant for third-degree DWLS. Lisa Lynn Oliver, 41, booked on a Department of Corrections detainer. Abraham Javier Saldana, 18, booked for theft of a firearm, carrying a firearm and possession of a firearm. Caitlin Louise Baker, 24, booked on an Oroville Police Department FTA warrant for third-degree theft and an OCSO FTA warrant for third-degree theft.

cially children. Some of her hobbies were baking, decorating wedding cakes and teaching all the girls in the family how to make chocolate gravy. She loved her kids and doted most over her grandkids and the great(s). After CT passed she moved to Wenatchee for a number of years, until later she moved to Clarkston, Wash. for the milder weather. She loved to read and watch Christian videos. JoAnn died on Nov. 29 at 9:51 p.m. at Sacred Heart Medical Center. She had battled a long illness but is now at home with Jesus and other family and friends. She was

at 7:00 p.m.

Betty JoAnn Roberts

Debra L. Kral

times, they finally settled in Oroville. JoAnn worked some in the orchards and apple warehouses but enjoyed most being a homemaker. Some of her best times in her life were in Oroville with her husband Skeet and the family, working in the orchards for Perry Blackler. Her fondest memories were of camping and motorcycle riding with Charlie and Emma Rounds and Carl and Virginia Hill. She loved her PCG church and her Pastors, R.L. and Viola Cockerill. JoAnn loved the Lord with all her heart and loved being involved in Bible studies and teaching Sunday School, espe-

Shavonna Lee Gorr, 23, booked for third-degree DWLS. Gailin Tara Olsen, 26, booked on two Omak Police Department FTA warrants: second-degree criminal trespass and thirddegree malicious mischief. Ryan William Adolph Louie, 30, booked on three OCSO FTA warrants: DUI, second-degree DWLS and an ignition interlock device violation; two State Patrol FTA warrants: DUI and second-degree DWLS; and a Department of Corrections detainer. Dereka Diane Watt, 40, booked on two Omak Police Department FTC warrants: third-degree DWLS and operating a vehicle without an ignition interlock device; and two OCSO FTA warrants: DUI and third-degree DWLS. Jeffery Lynn Bergh, 66, booked for DUI. Miguel Angel Amezcua Mora, 20, booked for third-degree malicious mischief (DV). Pamela Mae Jones, 48, booked for obstruction, violation of an antiharassment order, and three OCSO FTA warrants: obstruction, fourth-degree assault and thirddegree theft.


DUI – Driving Under the Influence DWLS/R – Driving While License Suspended/Revoked POSC – Possession of a Controlled Substance MIP/C – Minor in Possession/Consumption TMVWOP – Taking a Motor Vehicle without Owner’s Permission DV – Domestic Violence FTA – Failure to Appear FTPF – Failure to Pay Fine RP – Reporting Party OCSO – Okanogan County Sheriff’s Officer DOC – State Department of Corrections USBP – U.S. Border Patrol CBP – U.S. Customs and Border Protection ICE – Immigration and Customs Enforcement

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TONASKET BOYS BASKETBALL Tigers believe last year’s playoff appearance is just the beginning BY BRENT BAKER BBAKER@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM

TONASKET - For the first time in awhile, there are expectations of success for the Tonasket boys basketball team. “My main focus (last year) was to get them to believe,” says second-year coach Agustin Pedregon. “ “The guys told me all summer they want to win. I said it’s time to walk the walk. Talk the talk is done, man. The bottom line is, they’re hungry. And they’ve been proving it to me that they’re all in.” The Tigers made their first post-season appearance since 2007 last year, and though it lasted just one game, it gave the team a sense that it was building something. Though a 4-10 Caribou Trail League record wasn’t great, it was a far cry from the yearslong league losing streak they’d ended the year before. The biggest thing, Pedregon says, was getting the team to believe that they could beat the better teams in the league. And while they didn’t do that last year, it was rare that even state tournament teams like Cashmere and Okanogan didn’t have to work to get past the Tigers. Now, with the top seven players and all but a total of 17 points of their scoring back from a year ago, the expectations have changed. Dyllan Gage led the team in scoring last year with 15.1 points per game (ppg), but was


TONASKET BOYS BASKETBALL VARSITY ROSTER # Name Pos. Gr 2 Kjeld Williams G Sr. 4 Michael Orozco G Sr. 10 Ethan Bensing W Jr. 12 Trevor Terris F Sr. 20 Roberto Juarez F Sr. 22 Jesse Manring G Jr. 23 Derek Sund F Sr. 24 Dyllan Gage G Sr. 32 Colton Leep P Jr. Head coach: Agustin Pedregon Assistant coaches: Jesus Pedregon, Tim Cork, Dave Kirk







TONASKET BOYS BASKETBALL SCHEDULE 12/6 12/7 12/10 12/13 12/17 12/20 12/27 12/28 1/3 1/4 1/7 1/11 1/14 1/17 1/21 1/24 1/28 2/1 2/4 2/7 2/11

at Liberty Bell 7:30 pm Kettle Falls 6:00 pm Lk Roosevelt 7:30 pm at Oroville 7:30 pm at Okanogan 7:30 pm * Chelan 7:30pm Tonasket Xmas Tourn Tonasket Xmas Tourn * at Brewster 7:30 pm * Cashmere 7:30 pm * at Omak 7:30 pm * Cascade 7:30 pm * at Quincy 7:30 pm * at Chelan 7:30 pm * Okanogan 7:30 pm * at Cashmere 7:30 pm * Brewster 7:30 pm * at Cascade 7:30 pm * Omak 7:30 pm * Quincy 7:30 pm # Districts begin TBA

* League Contest # If Qualify

also tied for second on the team in assists and second in steals. Michael Orozco added 11.2 ppg and nearly two steals a game; junior post Colton Leep led the team in rebounds and added 6.4 ppg; Derek Sund was an active presence inside with 7.1 ppg and nearly four rebounds per game;

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The Tonasket varsity boys basketball team includes (l-r) head coach Agustin Pedregon, Michael Orozco, Kjeld Williams, Roberto Juarez, Ethan Bensing, Colton Leep, Derek Sund, Trevor Terris, Dyllan Gage, Jesse Manring and assistant coach Jesus Pedregon. and Ethan Bensing added athleticism and 4.8 ppg. Roberto Juarez came off the bench to add rebounding and defense. And Trevor Terris did a bit of everything on the court, averaging 7.2 ppg, leading the team in assists and second in rebounding and third in steals, as well as taking on the toughest defensive assignments most nights.

“They’re mature,” Pedregon says. “They’re hungry. Last year they got to where they could compete. Now they want to win.” If that’s going to happen, defense will be the key. Pedregon likes his teams to be adept at multiple defensive looks, from a variety of zones to man-to-man, to full court or half court traps. “We can’t let teams score 60-70

points,” he says. “We won’t be relevant in the CTL like that. Defensively we have to do a good job. “Offensively I’m not worried. We have to grind games; we can’t try to blow someone out because it’s not going to happen. Too many good teams. It just comes down being able to execute on defense.” Meanwhile, Pedregon admits

that he’s enjoying not being “the new guy.” “It helps both ways,” he says. “I know what I’ve got with the guys, and they know me. “I’m a big believer that what you give is what you’ll get. If I give my best they’ll give me their best and they’ve shown that. And if they give me their best, it will show in the games.”

OROVILLE BOYS BASKETBALL Jay Thacker takes over as coach of youthful Hornet squad BY BRENT BAKER BBAKER@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM

OROVILLE - League MVP Connor Hughes and his 19 points per game are gone. So is head coach Allen Allie. But under the direction of new coach Jay Thacker, Oroville’s boys basketball team returns four players that saw action in all 20 varsity games last year, plus two others that were in the starting lineup at various times throughout the season. So while it is still a young team with just two of the four seniors (Chase Nigg and Connolly Quick) returning with experience, Thacker has a more seasoned team than it may appear by looking at its roster. Also returning are juniors Joe Sarmiento, Dustin Nigg and Lane Tietje as well as sophomore Juan Lopez. “This team is pretty balanced,” Thacker says. “I think we’ll have nights where one or two kids have big nights, but it won’t always be the same one or two kids. “The kids have done a good job at listening and learning. I think our balance will be a good thing because it is tough to defend. It forces you to guard everyone, so that could be our strength.” Thacker brings a wealth of experience of his own to Oroville. He coached the Goldendale varsity for six years, where his teams ran up a 74-55 record, including 46-21 over the last three years of that stretch. His 2010-11 team went 19-5 before getting knocked out in the regional “first round of state” by Cashmere. “Those last couple of years we had some pretty good teams,” Thacker says. “Any time you win 19 games it’s a good year.” After taking a year off from coaching - he and his wife have a 1-1/2 year old child - he realized how much he missed it. “Basketball has been a part of my life since I was born,” he says. “Taking a year off made me realize how much I loved it.” Thacker played for his father, Jim, at Walla Walla before playing college ball at Walla Walla Community College. He also assisted for three years at Gonzaga University: two years under former coach Don Monson, and one year under current coach Mark Few. And there’s no lack of local connections. Jim Thacker coached at Omak in the early 70s before

OROVILLE BOYS BASKETBALL VARSITY ROSTER # Name 3 Joseph Sarmiento 5 Chase Nigg 11 Dustin Nigg 13 Connolly Quick 15 Matthew Smith 23 Bryce Glover 25 Lane Tietje 33 Nathan Hugus 43 Sean DeWitte 45 Juan Lopez 51 Cody Tibbs

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OROVILLE BOYS BASKETBALL SCHEDULE 12/7 12/10 12/13 12/14 12/17 12/21 12/28 1/10 1/11 1/14 1/16 1/18 1/21 1/24 1/28 2/1 2/4 2/6 2/11 2/14 2/18

Curlew 4:30 pm Republic 7:30 pm Tonasket 7:30 pm at Chelan 7:30 pm at Omak 7:30 pm at Columbia 3:00 pm at Kettle Falls 4:00 pm at Pateros 7:30 pm * Kittitas 2:00 pm Entiat 7:30 pm * at Bridgeport 6:00 pm * Riverside Christian 1:00 pm * at Manson 7:30 pm * at Lk Roosevelt7:30 pm * Liberty Bell 7:30 pm * at White Swan 3:00 pm * Bridgeport 7:30 pm * Manson 7:30 pm * Lk Roosevelt 7:30 pm * at Liberty Bell 7:30 pm # Districts begin TBA

* League Contest # If Qualify

moving on to his 29-year stay at Wa-Hi. Jay’s uncle, Mike Thacker, coached at Tonasket for three

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The Oroville varsity boys basketball team includes (l-r) assistant coach Brian Martin, Sean DeWitte, Dustin Nigg, Juan Lopez, Nathan Hugus, Joseph Sarmiento, Lane Tietje, Bryce Glover, Connelly Quick, Cody Tibbs, Matthew Smith, Chase Nigg and head coach Jay Thacker. years in the early 80s. “I saw the job opening (at Oroville) and jumped at it,” Thacker says. “I’ve been in the area and really liked it. I have a lot of family ties, so I put in for the job. When it was offered, I didn’t hesitate.” As for what he expects from the Hornets in his first year in



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better,” he says. “Then by the end, we should be in the mix as far as the league goes. It all depends on

how well we develop. The kids have been doing a great job and working hard.”



OROVILLE GIRLS BASKETBALL MVP Hilderbrand returns to lead Hornets in state tourney bid BY BRENT BAKER BBAKER@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM

OROVILLE - The coveted prize of a trip to the state tournament once again eluded the Oroville girls basketball team last year. The Hornets did parlay a rare road win at Lake Roosevelt into the co-championship of the Central Washington League’s North Division, however, and despite the loss of four starters to graduation, look to be in the running for a repeat. Except this one, they want for themselves. “I think we’re in a good position to win the league,” says Oroville coach Mike Bourn. “Their goal is to win it outright this year and if things pan out, that’s something they’re capable of.” A big reason for that is the one starter that is back in the fold this year is reigning league MVP Lily Hilderbrand, who averaged 13.8 points per game last year and pulled down a third of the entire team’s rebounds while finishing second on the team in assists. “We lost four pretty good players,” Bourn says. “And a couple of them should have been better appreciated around the league. But I think we have enough depth in the program that we’ll be OK. the young girls are playing well, and Lily has looked good so far. The girls are excited.” A couple of new faces will be assisting Bourn this year. His JV coach is Jerian (Ashley) Swenson, a 2012 Tonasket graduate. And Bill

OROVILLE GIRLS BASKETBALL VARSITY ROSTER # Name 1 Faith Martin 2 Rachelle Nutt 3 Marissa Garcia 4 Meagan Moralez 5 Kendal Miller 10 Sammie Walimaki 12 Brittany Jewett 14 Kali Peters 20 Kaitlyn Grunst 24 Lily Hilderbrand 34 Mikayla Scott 42 Jordyn Smith 44 Pie Todd

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OROVILLE GIRLS BASKETBALL SCHEDULE 12/7 12/10 12/13 12/14 12/17 12/21 12/28 1/7 1/11 1/14 1/16 1/18 1/21 1/24 1/28 2/1 2/4 2/6 2/11 2/13 2/15

Curlew 3:00 pm Republic 6:00 pm Tonasket 6:00 pm at Chelan 6:00 pm at Omak 6:00 pm at Columbia 3:00 pm at Kettle Falls 1:30 pm at Pateros 6:00 pm * Kittitas 2:00 pm Entiat 6:00 pm * at Bridgeport 6:00 pm * Riverside Christian 1:00 pm * Manson 6:00 pm * at Lk Roosevelt6:00 pm * Liberty Bell 6:00 pm * at White Swan 3:00 pm * Bridgeport 6:00 pm * at Manson 6:00 pm * Lk Roosevelt 6:00 pm * at Liberty Bell 6:00 pm # Lge. X-Over TBA

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Cottrell, an Omak alum who played center at Boise State in the early

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The Oroville varsity girls basketball team includes (front row, l-r) Sammie Walimaki, Jordyn Smith, (back) head coach Mike Bourn, manager Bailey Griffin, Rachelle Nutt, Brittany Jewett, Marissa Garcia, Mikayla Scott, Lily Hilderbrand, Kali Peters, Pie Todd, Faith Martin, Kendal Miller and assistant coach Jerian Swanson. Not pictured are Meagan Moralez and Kaitlyn Grunst. 1970s, will be assisting in the development of Bourn’s post players. “Jerian has been doing a really good job,” Bourn says. “We’re really happy to have her on board. “Bill is in his 60s, but he’s a great guy. He’ll be working with Lily, Kaitlyn Grunst and Pie Todd

a lot.” The Hornets also have three returning seniors that saw plenty of action last year, including Meagan Moralez, Brittany Jewett and Marissa Garcia. Kali Peters, Mikayla Scott, Rachelle Nutt and Kaitlyn Grunst also saw some

late-game varsity time. “There are three state spots from our district again this year,” Bourn says. “Oroville (girls basketball) is the only basketball team from the area to have never been to a state tournament. It’s one of those things that kind

of sticks with you until you can bring it to an end. “Once you can get to state, the girls start to expect it. This team has a chance to do that. We’re not there yet, but this team has a chance to be the best team that has been here in awhile.”

TONASKET GIRLS BASKETBALL Stephanie Schertenleib returns to lead Tonasket girls hoops squad BY BRENT BAKER BBAKER@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM

TONASKET - Stephanie Schertenleib returns to the Tigers’ bench this year after Mike Larson stepped down to accept a classified position in the Tonasket School District. That rendered him unable to coach due to contract restrictions; Schertenleib, who coached the Tigers in 200910 and 2010-11, was ready to reclaim her old position. “They are fighters,” Schertenleib says of her squad. “This group of girls has been really fun to coach because the talent they have at each position plays well with each other. I haven’t had a team that has shared the ball as well as they do. They are constantly looking for teammates.” The Tigers return several players with multiple years of varsity experience. Seniors Kylie Dellinger (eight points per game), Kathryn Cleman, Elizabeth Jackson, Baylie Tyus and Carrisa Frazier will lead the way, while sophomore Jaden Vugteveen was a mid-season call-up from JV last year that saw plenty of action. Part of Schertenleib’s task is getting her players mentally ready to take on the top teams in the Caribou Trail League, which annually is the toughest 1A league in the state, especially in girls sports. Last year’s CTL featured three teams in the eight-team state tournament; Brewster won the state title (to follow up on Okanogan’s 2012 championship) while Chelan took third. “You can watch the fear (when taking on a state-caliber foe),” Schertenleib says. “But my overwhelming motto is looking at success. Am I performing to the best of my ability? Is my team performing to the best of its ability?” Schertenleib, who played for the Tigers in a pair of state tournaments in the late 1990s under Gary Smith and later played at Clark College in Vancouver, WA, said she has been going through the late John Wooden’s pyramid of success with her team.


TONASKET GIRLS BASKETBALL VARSITY ROSTER # Name 12 Jenny Bello 14 Johnna Terris 20 Kylie Dellinger 22 Carissa Frazier 24 Hilda Celestino 30 Jaden Vugteveen 34 Baylie Tyus 40 Elizabeth Jackson 42 Kathryn Cleman 44 Myra Gaytan 50 Rose Walts

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“Sometimes you have to gage success based on things rather than the final score,” she says. “Sometimes you can play terrible and win, or play fantastic and lose. You don’t have control over

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The Tonasket varsity girls basketball team includes (front row, l-r) Kylie Dellinger, Jenny Bello, (back) manager Amanda Johnson, Carrisa Frazier, Elizabeth Jackson, Jaden Vugteveen, Rose Walts, Kathryn Cleman, Baylie Tyus and head coach Stephanie Schertenleib. that. But you do have control over how hard you play.” She also believe the future is brighter than the recent past for the Tiger basketball programs. “We finally have an AAU program where we have a team in every grade, and not just enough

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TONASKET - Three returning Tacoma Dome veterans and a big group of solid contributors have Tonasket coach Dave Mitchell optimistic about the Tigers' outlook this season. The Tigers finished 10th at state last year and third in the Caribou Trail League. Despite the graduation loss of state medalists Austin Booker (now wrestling at Oklahoma's Bacone College) and Jeff Stedtfeld, the returns of senior Collin Aitcheson (5th place at 120 pounds), senior John Rawley (qualifier at 195) and sophomore Jorge Juarez (6th, 126), along with state alternates Trevor Peterson and Frank Holfeltz, give the Tigers a solid core to begin with. In the Washington Wrestling Report's pre-season rankings, Aitcheson is ranked second in Class 1A (behind Hootie Judd of Lakeside, whom he lost to in overtime the medal match last year); Juarez is ranked fourth at 126 and Rawley is eighth at 195. "Our three returning state meet vets are all looking good," Mitchell said. "Trevor and Frank are also looking good. "Of course, we will have a lot better better idea of how things will go after we wrestle (Dec. 7) at Omak." The Tiger lineup also features four sets of brothers: twin juniors Austin (182) and Eithan (145) Knowlton; senior Dylan (132) and freshman Devin (113)

TONASKET WRESTLING ROSTER Name Devin Walton Vance Frazier Rade Pilkinton Anthony Luna Collin Aitcheson Trevor Peterson Chase Reid Eric Chavez Jorge Juarez Peaches Walton Austin Rimestad Zion Butler Tim Frazier Wyatt Pershing Zach Lofthus Eithan Knowlton Ryan Rylie Caio Baumstein Caleb Lofthus Treven Nielsen Dyllan Kalma Ulukbek Beishekeev Dallas Tyus Lucas Vugteveen Austin Knowlton Frank Holfeltz John Rawley Chad Edwards Jose Lopez

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The Tonasket wrestling team includes (front row, l-r) Vance Frazier, Devin Walton, Rade Pilkinton, Jorge Juarez, Trevor Peterson, Zion Butler, Bobby Carrier, Nathan Anderson, Collin Aitcheson, (middle) Caleb Lofthus, Zach Lofthus, Peaches (Dyllan) Walton, Dylan Kalma, Ryan Rylie, Caio Baumstein, Wyatt Pershing, Ulukbek Beishekeev, Austin Rimestad, Tim Frazier, Anthony Luna, (back) Tanner Good, Dallas Tyus, Chad Edwards, Eithan Knowlton, Frank Holfeltz, Jose Lopez, Treven Nielsen, Austin Knowlton and Lucas Vugteveen. Walton; junior Caleb (152) and sophomore Zach (145) Lofthus; and junior Tim (138) and freshman Vance (113) Frazier. Other returners that saw frontline action last year include sophomore Rade Pilkinton (113), junior Dallas Tyus (170) and senior Chad Edwards (285). Quincy and Chelan battled it out for the Caribou Trail League

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OROVILLE - Low numbers almost automatically will keep the Oroville wrestling team from being competitive in team scoring in most of the tournaments they enter this season. With a total of 13 wrestlers on the squad mostly bunched into the middle weight classes - the focus will need to be on individual goals. The most accomplished returner is junior Jordan Smith, who earned a trip to the state finals last year at 106 pounds and is slotted to go at 120 this year. Smith rode a late season surge a year ago, winning a match in the Tacoma Dome before bowing out. Taylor Robinson (182), a senior, was a state alternate a year ago and likely would have made it if not for an injury suffered at regionals. Washington Wrestling Report ranks him fourth at 170 heading into the season. "I truly believe he might have been able to win that all-important (winnerto-state) bout with two good arms," said Oroville coach Chuck Ricevuto at the time. Others returning to the Hornet lineup include senior Eddie Ocampo (152 or 160 pounds), senior Ruben Renfro (160/172), junior Leo Curiel (132/138), sophomore Charlie Arrigoni (152/160) and sophomore Scott Hartvig (152/160). Ocampo was the closest out of that group to claiming a state finals berth. Of the six new faces on the team, four are seniors. But the good news for Ricevuto and the Hornets is that a

OROVILLE WRESTLING SCHEDULE 12/7 12/12 12/20 12/21 12/28 1/4 1/8 1/10 1/11 1/18 1/21 1/24 1/31 2/1 2/8 2/14-5 2/21-2

at Davenport Tourn. 10:00 am at Lake Roosevelt 6:00 pm Brewster/Pateros 6:00 pm at Okanogan Tourn. 10:00 am at Lk Roosevelt Tourn. 10:00 am Oroville NOHI Tourn. 10:00 am at Kettle Falls 6:00 pm Davenport/Ton. JV 5:00 pm at Mary Walker Tourn. 10:00 am at Tonasket Tourn. 10:00 am at Okanogan 7:00 pm Eastmont JV 6:00 pm at Liberty Bell 6:00 pm League Mixer (home) 11:00 am at District (NW Christian) TBA # at Regional (Kittitas) TBA # at State (Tacoma) TBA

# If Qualify


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The Oroville wrestling team includes (front row, l-r) Roger Carranza, Ruben Renfro, Leonardo Curiel, Eddie Ocampo, Jordan Smith, John Marquiss, (back) Stephon Robinson, Charlie Arrigoni, Lukas Mieirs, Taylor Robinson and Casey Martin. Not pictured are Scott Hartvig, Diego Santana, head coach Chuck Ricevuto and assistant coach Ed Booker. schools have taken up the practice, with Liberty (Spangle), Selkirk and WilburCreston/Keller producing eighth-grade state medalists.

solid group of eighth graders are waiting in the wings for the chance next year. Ricevuto had hoped to bring them up to the varsity this season. Other B

"We made an attempt to bring up eighth graders," Ricevuto said. "But we will have to wait until next year for their services."

Name John Marquiss Jordan Smith Leo Curiel Diego Santana Stephon Robinson Eddie Ocampo Scott Hartvig Charles Arrigoni Casey Martin Ruben Renfro Roger Carranza Taylor Robinson Lukas Mieirs

Gr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. So. So. Fr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr.

Wt. 106-113 120 132-138 132-138 145 152-160 152-160 152-160 160 160-172 160-172 182 195

Head coach: Chuck Ricevuto Assistant coach: Ed Booker


Team W L PF PA W L PF *$ Okanogan 13 1 67.7 51.4 25 2 67.4 *$ Cashmere 11 3 71.7 53.8 19 9 67.7 * Chelan 11 3 51.4 40.1 17 7 50.3 * Brewster 8 6 54.5 49.4 16 9 55.2 * Quincy 6 8 48.6 51.2 9 11 47.0 * Tonasket 4 10 52.9 64.3 9 12 54.1 Cascade 2 12 45.1 59.6 4 16 45.5 Omak 1 13 42.0 64.1 5 15 44.3 *Postseason qualifier $ State qualifer (Okanogan 4th place; Cashmere 6th place)

CENTRAL WASHINGTON LEAGUE NORTH DIVISION (2B) Team W * Liberty Bell 7 * Manson 6 * Bridgeport 6 Lk Roosevelt 5 Oroville 3 *Postseason qualifier

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PF 50.5 51.9 49.4 50.6 44.6

PA 42.9 51.4 52.0 54.5 53.5

W 13 12 13 7 6

L 10 10 11 13 14

PF 49.5 53.1 45.9 47.0 46.5

PA 46.3 47.7 49.6 56.3 55.2

W L 17 5 4 17 7 14

PF 58.6 41.4 45.3

PA 45.8 53.8 48.8

CENTRAL WASHINGTON LEAGUE SOUTH DIVISION (2B) Team W * Riverside Chrst. 9 * White Swan 3 * Kittitas 2 *Postseason qualifier

L 0 6 7

PF 61.7 44.2 42.6

PA 35.7 52.2 51.8

PA 48.0 54.8 41.9 47.7 49.0 59.4 56.4 58.6


W 13 11

L 1 3

PF 68.8 55.4

PA 40.4 37.4

W 26 21

L 1 5

PF 68.6 54.3

PA 40.5 38.3

CENTRAL WASHINGTON LEAGUE NORTH DIVISION (2B) Team * Oroville * Lk Roosevelt * Bridgeport Manson Liberty Bell

W L 8 3 8 3 4 7 3 8 0 11

PF 47.0 54.7 31.5 29.2 28.6

PA 37.4 35.7 46.9 45.5 55.6

W 13 15 7 4 0

L 10 8 14 13 19

PF 42.5 50.6 31.0 29.7 27.9

PA 39.2 44.5 45.5 44.9 57.6

W L 17 8 15 7 6 13

PF 55.3 51.0 39.3

PA 38.9 36.4 49.5

CENTRAL WASHINGTON LEAGUE SOUTH DIVISION (2B) Team W * $ White Swan 8 * Riverside Christ. 8 *Kittitas 2 *Postseason qualifier $ State qualifier

L 1 1 7

PF 64.6 59.7 37.7

PA 35.1 33.3 56.7



Quincy 345, Chelan 273, Tonasket 235.5, Omak 128.5, Cashmere 115, Okano-

gan 89.5, Brewster 73, Cascade 65.


Team Finishers: Quincy 2nd; Chelan 5th; Tonasket 10th; Omak 16th; Cashmere 30th; Brewster 34th; Okanogan 39th.

Individual Medialists:

Brewster – Medina (113, 6th). Brewster girls - Carillo (170, 2nd). Cashmere – Visser (132, 6th); James (138, 7th). Chelan – Garcia (132, champion); Anderson (170, 7th); Schwartz (220, champion); Garcia (285, 3rd). Okanogan – Klepec (113, 8th). Omak – Aguilar (138, 3rd); Trudeaux (152, 6th); Harvill (170, 5th); Cuttrell (195, 8th). Tonasket - Booker (160, 2nd); Stedtfeld (126, 4th); Aitcheson (5th, 120); Juarez (126, 6th). Quincy – Alejandrez (106, champion); Martinez (113, champion); Jimenez (145, 4th); Bushman (152, 4th); Melendez (160, 3rd); Guzman (285, 6th).


Team Finishers: Liberty Bell 1st; Lake Roosevelt 2nd; Pateros 24th; Oroville 30th; Republic DNS. Individual Medalists: Liberty Bell - Skelton (106, 1st); Woodruff (120, 2nd); Ju. McMillian (126, 1st); Ja. McMillan (132, 2nd); E. Fink (138, 2nd); Holsten (145, 2nd). Lake Roosevelt - Pakootas (12o, 3rd); Gross (145, 1st); Waters (220, 2nd); Alejandre (285, 4th). Pateros - G. Ginter (152, 4th)

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