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OHA wants mine to address water pollution Crown says working closely with Ecology BY GARY A. DEVON MANAGING EDITOR

CHESAW – A watchdog group is calling on Crown Resources to address water pollution problems at the Buckhorn Gold Mine near Chesaw by initiating a comprehensive appraisal and taking corrective action. The Okanogan Highlands Alliance, a long time critic of the mine and parent company Kinross Gold, said in a press

release that since the mine began opera- mit to discharge water from the treattions in 2008, water quality monitoring ment facility and the treated water is reladata in ground and surtively clean, according face water has showed to the OHA. mine contaminates are “However, the “We have been continuously escaping increased level of mine patient. OHA has contaminants outcapture. They say the state Department of held off on Clean side the mine is comEcology made a decifrom unpermitted Water Act litigation....” ing sion to forgive all previsources,” they write. David Kliegman, OHA ous water quality vioThe group says Executive Director lations at the mine in Crown has not estaborder to break through lished control of mine a deadlock and start related contaminants finding solution to the problems. and the Buckhorn Mine continues to disThe mine is required to capture and charge contaminants in locations where treat contaminated water and has a per- no discharge is authorized, degrad-

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ing surface and groundwater and even exceeding water quality standards. “We have been patient,” said David Kliegman, OHA’s Executive Director. “OHA has held off on Clean Water Act litigation in hopes that solutions can be achieved through cooperation. However, patience is not limitless. Cooperation means Kinross must apply on-theground efforts that improvement water quality.” OHA is concerned that unless action is taken soon, long-term protection of water resources may be jeopardized for current and future generations. Data, they say, shows that contaminants outside the mine boundaries in surface and

groundwater remain elevated. OHA believes Crown/Kinross has the resources to deal with the problems. In response, “Crown’s top priority is to not only ensure compliance with existing permits, but to operate in an overall manner that is both environmentally and socially responsible,” said Buckhorn General Manager Mark Ioli. He added that the company continues to work closely with Ecology to maintain the highest environmental standards at the Buckhorn mine, particularly the protection of water quality. “With Ecology’s oversight, Crown


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Next performance, Saturday, Jan. 25

Tonasket seeking Planning-Only Grant for Parry’s Acres


OROVILLE – The second week of “It’s Showtime” drew a crowd that filled the Backdoor Club at Vicki’s Unique Boutique last Saturday with Chuck Oakes and Brock Hires performing together and separately on stage. Wes Westphal from World of Gaia was the evening’s host and told many interesting facts about Oroville’s past forms of entertainment during his introductions. Oroville Chamber President Clyde Andrews read an excerpt from one of Pat McManus’ books “Skunk Ladders” during the break, giving the audience a good reason to purchase tickets for the upcoming show “A Fine and Pleasant Misery to be performed on Valentines Day at Oroville High School. “Our entertainers for the evening, Brock Hires and Chuck Oakes, did a marvelous job performing sets both alone and together,” said Rick Braman, with the Oroville Friends of the Library, which is hosting the weekly events as a fundraiser. “Once again there were many good treats, as well as pizza from Hometown Pizza. Plan on joining the fun next Saturday when our guests will be Julie Ashmore, Harvey Swanson, John Phillips, and Steve Pollard. Doors open at 6:30pm, said Braman. The events are free and those that wish to can purchase snacks or make donations to the Friends of the Library towards the library remodel and other projects.


TONASKET - Sewage collection and pumping systems in the Parry’s Acres and John’s Landing areas, which are operated by the City of Tonasket, are in need of repair. The Tonasket City Council, at its Tuesday, Jan. 14, meeting, authorized Mayor Patrick Plumb and the city’s engineering firm to seek a planning-only grant from the Community Development Block Program to begin the process of repairing the system. The sewage system is outside the city limits, but responsibility for operating it was transferred to the city about 20 years ago. Since then, the lift station and involved pumps have deteriorated to the point where some are only partially functional, and the city has had to manually pump sewage out of the accompanying septic tanks at John’s Landing. Complicating matters, the system was constructed in the early 1980s by Okanogan County, and original system plans and drawings are no longer available. “We should look at doing this,” said council member Scott Olson. “The system needs repairs. If we get that built up and then get the fees right we can finally have things set up to pay for the continual cost of the system.” Because the system is outside the city limits, users pay an additional fee, but at previous meetings it has been noted that that fee has not been sufficient to maintain the system. An on-site inspection by engineers with Varela and city manager Hugh Jensen last September revealed problems with pumps, electrical systems, and some portions of the system that have an undetermined use. The pumps are reaching the end of their 30-year life cycle, have been rebuilt or repaired several times and no longer have readily available parts. “We don’t want to pay on debt for the rest of the city and this is a good way to get it up to snuff,” Olson said. “Then we can set a proper water fee that in perpetuity will keep the system working without needing outside funds.”

PEDDLER’S PERMIT The council again put on hold a request for a peddler’s permit until it can be determined the full extent of the


Above, Chuck Oakes sang several songs, including one about the Okanogan and Brock Hires, right, got line dancers Walt and Vicki Hart and Naomi Alloway on their feet with “Your the reason God made Oklahoma.” The audience included several of the two singers’ fans from Oroville and Tonasket, including a group that travelled from Okanogan to attend. Gary DeVon/staff photos

School board treated to recent highlights BY BRENT BAKER

late have been anything but dry.


TONASKET - School board meetings usually involve hours of talk about finances, assessments, legislation and educational theory. The Tonasket School Board meeting of Monday, Jan. 13, provided a change of pace as a number of district staff, primarily from the middle and high schools, presented highlights of recent teaching that showed that student’s experiences of


STEHEKIN Bob Ashmore, GEAR UP (Gaining. Early Awareness and Readiness for. Undergraduate Programs) director and a number of staff and administrators took two groups of eighth and ninth students to Stehekin, a remote community at the north end of Lake Chelan, for an out-ofclass learning experience in September that he said yielded the kind of results he’d been hoping for.

“To sum up my goal, it was to provide not only students but staff the opportunity to experience experiential, out of class, common core, rigorous, fun learning,” Ashmore said. “To sort of prove to all of us what we know is right, that all can of that can coexist in the same experience.” Ashmore said the students, after arriving, had to hike into a camp site and had to learn to set up camp even before the academic portion of the trip got underway. “We placed a heavy emphasis on students in groups, preparing and cleaning up meals, setting up tents, cleaning up camp,” he said. “There were a lot of kids on our trip who had never even been camping,” said middle school principal Jay Tyus. “It was insane that that was an experience in and



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of itself. And being on a boat. It’s a long ride. It didn’t wear off, the newness, at least on the way up.” “We had learning activities that were rigorous and aligned with state standards,” Ashmore said. “They took iPads and field guides and they formed teams and went out. If the field guide was on trees, they had to find trees that were in the field guide, and with their team had to determine that really was that tree. “They had to take two pieces of information from the field guide and one piece of observation and create a PowerPoint slide.” Ashmore said that particular activity took three hours, which included a basic tutorial on how to use the computers and field guides. “They didn’t know yet how to use

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North Valley Hospital staff got into the spirit of the Seattle Seahawks’ playoff run on Friday, donning their Seahawks gear in preparation for Sunday’s NFC Championship game. The Seahawks beat San Francisco 23-17 to advance to the Super Bowl, where they’ll play the Denver Broncos on Feb. 2 in New Jersey.

SCHOOL | FROM A1 them,” he said. “We gave them 10 minutes of basics, and had them work together to figure it out.” “At first we started out right with them,” Tyus said. “They started problem solving. After the first set, Bob and I backed off about 10 yards away... then we were about 50 yards away... and then we were sitting at a picnic table keeping them in sight, but fully transferring the ownership of the work to the kids.” Ashmore said that one of the teachers on the trip said that what the kids accomplished in three hours would have taken several weeks to accomplish in the classroom. “One student I’ve never seen engaged - ever - getting him out of the classroom was the key,” said science teacher Emily Bjelland. “We had kids, ELL students who struggle to read, who were reading these technical field guides. It was awesome to see them rising to that kind of situation. You can build on that in the classroom and tap into that later.” English as a Second Language instructor Tyler Graves, who missed the meeting, wrote that “It changed the way I look at education ... they were so engrossed and engaged, they forgot about everything else and lost track of time.” Others talked about how the relationships of students with one another, as well as staff, improved, and non-science aspects of the trip such as creative writing and songwriting that were worked into the experience. Michael Gonzales, a student who put together a PowerPoint presentation highlighting the trip, said he would take another such trip if given the chance. “I liked how much free time we had,” he said.

Ashmore pointed out that the trip had been highly structured; free time wasn’t a big part of the menu. “You didn’t know you were learning all that time, did you?” he asked. Gonzales smiled, and said, “No.”

Middle school offerings Tyus took the opportunity to show off several new offerings in the middle school. Cari Haug presented on her Crime Scene Investigation class she’s been teaching to 31 seventh and eighth graders. “I had an edge with the kids because they all were really curious,” Haug said. “And I have a dead guy’s outline plastered to the door. “What I’ve really liked is it entails so many disciplines - not just science. Exposing the kids to this, it’s really an applied science, so we’re always doing things. Most of the time we’re in a lab. Photographing evidence, fingerprinting, DNA, trace evidence like fiber analysis, to determining time of death by analyzing maggots.” Michelle Fancher has been working with a class of 27 seventh graders in a leadership class that she said is as much about selfempowerment as anything. “We focused first quarter on anti-bullying,” she said. “This quarter we worked on the Martin Luther King assembly and civil rights. The kids did everything; I worked with Tyler Graves and it was a great collaborative effort with his kids. “Next quarter we will focus on how stereotypes form and why people discriminate and how we can rid the world of racism - you can’t, but slowly we can make

changes.” Michelle Silverthorn has worked with 31 sixth graders in a service learning class (not to be confused with court-mandated community service, which she emphatically said it is not). “We talked about what and who the community is - (for the kids it meant) anything from their family, to their school, to the county, town, the country. So that was very diverse. We have explored areas, student driven, to come up with. The elderly and children, animals and environment, safety, and the homeless/hungry... We found experts in our community and learned about what they do. We’ve had them teach us, experience what they do, we’ve done it and reflected on it, and tried to thank everyone who has helped us along the way.”

Other issues The council also discussed the problem of class overcrowding in the fourth grade, where the numbers of hovered around the 30 student per classroom range. No decisions were made, but finding more hours for paraprofessionals to work in the classroom if those numbers grow at all was a possibility discussed to get through the remainder of the year if necessary. Board member Lloyd Caton reported that the there was proposed legislation that could result in the return of timber dollars to state school districts. Those monies have been redirected for a number of years. “Last year alone that meant $150,000 to us, $200,000 to Omak, and just over $100,000 to Oroville,” Caton said. “It’s a significant amount of money for some districts.”

Job Fair set for Feb. 27 Organizers looking for employers who want booth at fair Submitted by Robert Adams Okanogan County WorkSource

OMAK - In response to the current economic crisis, the Okanogan County WorkSource, together with Economic Alliance, Career Path Services and The Colville Confederated Tribes, are bringing together jobseekers and companies who need their talents. On Thursday, Feb. 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Omak Community Center (601 Benton St.), employers and job seekers will have a chance to connect at the job fair. In its seventh year, this annual job fair has proven to be a very successful way for our skilled labor force to network with employers face to face, and to be able to gather employment related information from employers. Many job seekers were offered employment after the last job fair and today they are still successfully employed. Organizers are looking for employers who want to have a booth at the fair. A booth at the job fair represents an ideal opportunity for employers to fill their vacancies while providing valuable exposure for their company. Last year there were 39 employers and over 400 job seekers who attended the fair. Organizers are looking to increase the pool of employers participating in this year’s event.

No employer is too big or too small to participate in this event, but space is limited. “The sooner they register, the higher their chance of having a booth will be. Employers will benefit by being first in line to take the cream off the deep labor pool that is available in Okanogan County.”, said Robert

Adams, event organizer. Employers interested in having a booth at the fair can connect with Robert Adams by calling (509) 826-7541 or by emailing him at WorkSource is an equal opportunity employer and provider of employment and training services.

applicant’s criminal history. The concern over whether or not to grant the permit to sell firewood within the city limits comes over concerns that some of the firewood may have been illegally cut on federal land. Council member Jill Vugteveen, a U.S. Forest Service employee, said that even if the wood was legally cut on federal land, it cannot legally be sold. “We can’t prove right now that any of that wood is coming off of federal ground,” she said. “But when I am out there and I am driving those roads, he is coming off federal land with full loads of wood. Then at the end of the day he is parked downtown with it. That’s not the intent behind cutting wood on federal grounds. It is for your personal consumption, not for private financial gain. That in itself makes it wrong.” Police Chief Rob Burks said while he had run a state and local background check, federal offenses relating to the issues Vugteveen mentioned would not show up there. The council agreed to postpone a decision on the permit until obtaining a federal background check.

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continues to implement a variety of on-the-ground measures that are designed to enhance water management systems at the mine. For example, we have increased water treatment capacity, improved facilities to aug-

Sworn In Council members Dennis Brown, Jill Vugteveen, Jean Ramsey and Mayor Patrick Plumb were each sworn into office. Each won elections after running unopposed last fall. Council member Claire Jeffko, absent that evening, will be sworn in at a later date. Vugteveen will serve as mayor pro tem, with Olson as alternate. The council next meets on Tuesday, June 28, at City Hall.

ment stormwater management, and constructed water collection trenches,” said Ioli. “We also continue to work with OHA in a transparent manner to achieve our common goal of responsible mining at Buckhorn. Given

Ecology’s extensive oversight and OHA’s continuing participation in the process, we are confident that Buckhorn will continue to operate in an environmentally sound manner.”

Two Oroville School Dist. issues on February Ballot By SupT. Steve Quick

Oroville School District

OROVILLE - The Oroville School Board of directors, as well as other schools in the state and region, is once again requesting voters to vote on a replacement Maintenance and Operations Levy at the Feb. 11 election. The board, along with input from the school administration, is asking for a two-year Supt. Steve Quick replacement levy for the same dollar amount as the current levy, as we would like to avoid any tax increases to our community. The amount requested has been the same for the past two levies, the last of which runs through the end of 2014. The advertised rate of $2.40 per thousand is slightly less than the previously advertised per thousand rate of $2.46 as property values have increased slightly from two years ago, but the amount the district collects remains exactly the same ($1.497 million). Oroville School District voters have a strong history of supporting the M&O levy over the years and our students have benefited greatly because of this support. The M&O levy provides additional money to our district for programs and operations that the

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Electric meters Initial testing of the electric water meters being installed this year had already proven success-

ful, said city clerk Alice Attwood. “(City manager) Hugh (Jensen) is very excited and ready to get them all installed,” she said. “He was able to read everything on Mill Drive while standing out by the old bus garage. “We have the capability of looking at each house. It can do a read by the hour. And we already found a leak at the end of Mill Drive. It was pretty darned big and we were able to tell the property owner when it’s something with the old meters we may not have known for months.” “I do have serious concerns about the use of data from monitoring people’s water usage,” Olson said. “We need to have a written policy on how we use that information, and who we share it with.”


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further at a later meeting is an application by Mike Buchert to develop 2.88 acres at the end of Mill Drive into six individual lots, complete with internal roadways, drives, drainage controls and open space. The application also asks for a deviation from street right-of-way and sidewalk standards. A number of written public comments asked for the permit to be denied in large part due to those deviations. Council member Dennis Brown said before he could make a decision, he wanted to see what kinds of structures would be put up on the lots. “Those aren’t big lots,” Olson said. “There may not be room for garage space, which could create the need for more parking. We can’t be creating more situations like we have on Tonasket Ave. (where finding legal parking for residents has been a persistent issue).” The council decided to continue the closed-record public hearing at a later date when building permit administrator Christian Johnson could be present to answer questions.

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state either does not fund or does not fund completely. In our district the levy represents approximately 23 percent of our budget and helps to support and supplement a multitude of items such as technology, transportation, athletics, clubs, food service, personnel, maintenance items, school nurse, and many other things that could not otherwise be funded with state allocation alone. Another item voters will see on the February ballot is that of redistricting boundaries of board members to create another at-large position. The District #2 board member position has remained vacant since October 2012 when Dave Nutt resigned from the board. Despite advertising regularly for over a year, no written letter of interest has been received. The term for this position was also up for election in November 2013, but no one ran for the position. Redistricting will allow the board to redraw board director districts into three defined areas where directors must live, and convert the district #2 position into an at-large position, which would allow anybody who lives within the district as a whole to fill it. Three years ago voters overwhelmingly approved a change from five distinct districts to four defined ones and one atlarge. The board firmly believes

that by converting the District #2 position to an at large position, it will again facilitate more citizen interest in serving on the board. More information can be obtained by going to our district’s website (www.oroville.wednet. edu) where you can find many of the answers you might have about the levy or about our schools. If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact a board member or call my office at 476-2281 to talk to me directly, as I always enjoy the opportunity to speak with community members.

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David Niessner is the new manager of Omak Wood Products.

Niesner named new GM at OWP SUBMITTED BY DAN STONE


OMAK -New Wood Resources announced today that David Niessner has joined the company as general manager of Omak Wood Products in Omak. Niessner will help manage the 90-person team at Omak Wood Products, which was formed through an agreement with New Wood Resources and the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation to restart the veneer mill in Omak, and to enter into a long-term log supply agreement from tribal-owned timberlands. “David brings expert leadership and a keenly analytical mind to the unique opportunity and partnership New Wood Resources has embarked on with the Colville Tribes,” says Kurt Liebich, CEO of New Wood Resources. “His contributions will fuel growth and drive success.” Throughout his 35-year career, Niessner has held extensive leadership responsibilities in forest land management in the Northwest and across the South, as well as in large-scale multimill fiber procurement in the solid wood products and pulp and paper industries. He has also been responsible for raw materials procurement and supply chain management on a global scale. As general manager of Omak, Niessner will oversee the mill’s production of softwood veneer for Pacific Northwest markets and

Douglas fir plywood for specialty and commodity applications. The mill will provide as many as 200 jobs at full production and will help revive the timber industry in the region. Niessner and his wife, Bonnie, will relocate to the Omak area from Atlanta, Georgia. An avid outdoorsman, Niessner enjoys high country backpacking and fly fishing, and he and his wife have two children. He is a graduate of Penn State University and has a degree in forestry. Omak Wood Products, part of New Wood Resources LLC, operates a plywood mill in Omak. The mill has had several owners over the past decades — including its current owner, Colville Tribal Federal Corporation — and had previously been closed since 2009. With a team of 90 associates, Omak Wood Products manufactures softwood veneer for Pacific Northwest markets and Douglas fir plywood for specialty and commodity applications. Learn more at New Wood Resources through its subsidiary companies, produces and distributes wood panels for industrial and commercial customers in North America. The company operates Olympic Panel Products, a Shelton, Wash.based specialty overlay plywood manufacturer, and Omak Wood Products, a plywood and veneer mill in Omak. To learn more about Olympic Panel Products, visit

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Some of the current members of the Oroville Chapter of the Royal Neighbors (L-R) Vivian Iverson, Susan Geisler, Mary Lou Barnett, Mary Ellis, Joanne Morris, Elsa Lewis, Marilyn McCauley and Bonni Maynard . The photographer is member Amy Wise.


OROVILLE - The Oroville chapter of Royal Neighbors of America recently celebrated 90 years of “neighbors helping neighbors” in our community. The original petition was signed and submitted on Jan. 21, 1924 with 24 new members

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and five transferring members. Currently we have 15 active members working together to undertake special projects and support others in the community. “Kite Day” held each spring, the annual “Matching Funds Fundraising Project” for a designated local organization and the “Community Coat Closet” held the first Saturday in November are just several of the on-going projects we sponsor. We welcome new members. If you are interested and would like to learn more about our organization please contact Joanne Morris at (509) 476-3882.

Robert Gene Watts, 44, Omak, was found guilty Dec. 4, 2013 of distribution of controlled substance (methamphetamine). Watts was sentenced Jan. 9 to 40 months in prison and fined $3,110.50. The crime occurred Jan. 4, 2013. David Randall Priest, 45, Omak, was found guilty Dec. 6, 2013 of possession of a stolen motor vehicle and third-degree possession of stolen property. Priest was sentenced Jan. 13 to 50 months in prison and fined $1,110.50 for the June 16, 2013 crimes. A restitution hearing was scheduled for Feb. 18. The court found probable cause to charge Jordan Dean Whittle, 19, Omak, with theft of a motor vehicle, second-degree burglary, 10 counts of second-degree theft, two counts of second-degree vehicle prowl, and two counts of second-degree malicious mischief. The crimes allegedly occurred Jan. 1 in Omak. In a separate case, the court declined to charge Whittle with residential burglary (DV) and third-degree malicious mischief (DV). Those charges were transmitted to Okanogan County District Court. The court found probable cause to charge Lisa Lynn Oliver, 41, Tonasket, with first-degree trafficking in stolen property and second-degree theft. The crimes allegedly occurred Dec. 21, 2013 in Omak. The court found probable cause to charge Derek Justin Allen, 33, Omak, with POCS (heroin), second-degree identity theft, two counts of second-degree theft, and use of drug paraphernalia. The crimes allegedly occurred Dec. 28, 2013 near Omak. The court found probable cause to charge Kristina Marie Gipson, 31, Okanogan, with possession of a stolen motor vehicle and third-degree DWLS. The crimes allegedly occurred Jan. 5 near Tonasket. The court found probable cause to charge Monte Ray Jane, 51, Omak, with second-degree burglary and third-degree theft. The crimes allegedly occurred Jan. 6 in Omak. The court found probable cause to charge Rachelle Marie Stanley, 41, Omak, with second-degree burglary and third-degree theft. The crimes allegedly occurred Jan. 6 in Omak. The court found probable cause to charge Henry Gene Andruss Jr., 41, Okanogan, with seconddegree assault (DV). The crime allegedly occurred Jan. 4 near Okanogan.

DISTRICT COURT Colin Michael Oakman, 22, Omak, had a reckless driving charge dismissed. Jack O’Bryan III, no middle name listed, 23, Omak, had a thirddegree DWLS charge dismissed. David Edward Ogborn, 50, Tonasket, had a charge dismissed: seconddegree hunting of big game with no license/tags. Ogborn was fined $200. Miguel Oliva Argueta, 30, Omak, guilty of no valid operator’s license without identification. Oliva Argueta received a 90-day suspended sentence and was fined $818. Jessica L. Palmer, 34, Okanogan, had a third-degree DWLS charge dismissed. Ernesto Ramirez Palomares, 44, Omak, had a first-degree criminal trespass charge dismissed. Juan Carlos Perez Hansen, 19, Okanogan, had a charge dismissed: use or delivery of drug paraphernalia. Joseph William Peterson, 52, Tonasket, had a charge dismissed: third-degree possession of stolen property. Peterson was fined $500. Zachary Thimble Schaller, 41, Omak, guilty of reckless driving. Schaller was sentenced to 180 days in jail with 179 days suspended, and fined $1,058. Christopher William Smith, 18, Riverside, guilty of seconddegree hunting of big game and taking protected fish or wildlife. Smith was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 359 days suspended, and fined $1,058. Smith had two charges dismissed: seconddegree hunting game animals without a license, and an additional charge of taking protected fish or wildlife. Justin Kiel Smith, 29, Riverside, had two charges dismissed: fourth-

degree assault and third-degree malicious mischief.

911 CALLS AND JAIL BOOKINGS Monday, Jan. 13, 2014 Trespassing on Middle Lane near Omak. Theft on Foggy River Loop near Riverside. Malicious mischief on Mill St. in Okanogan. Harassment on Applejack Rd. near Tonasket. Burglary on Seven Lakes Rd. near Riverside. DWLS on S. First Ave. in Okanogan. Weapons offense on S. Fifth Ave. in Okanogan. DWLS on Hwy. 97 near Omak. Property damage on Toroda Creek Rd. near Wauconda. Disorderly conduct on N. Third Ave. in Okanogan. Burglary on Harris Rd. near Okanogan. Theft on N. Main St. in Omak. Burglary on Edmonds St. in Omak. Assault on W. Fourth Ave. in Omak. Theft on S. Main St. in Omak. Assault on W. First Ave. in Omak. Trespassing on Appleway Ave. in Oroville. Trespassing on W. Second St. in Tonasket. Littering on S. Tonasket Ave. in Tonasket. Domestic dispute on E. Second St. in Tonasket. Kevin Bert Priest, 48, booked for residential burglary and seconddegree theft. Patrick John Bercier, 53, booked on two Omak Police Department FTA warrants: DUI and ignition interlock violation. Nathaniel James Edenso, 33, booked on three warrants for failure to pay child support and for thirddegree DWLS. Shawn Murice Cook, 35, booked on a Department of Corrections detainer. Isidro Ramos Rodriguez, 52, booked on two counts of first-degree child molestation (revoked). Debra Lee Meadows, 57, booked for fourth-degree assault (DV). Anthony David Martin, 45, booked for second-degree DWLS. Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 Warrant arrest on S. Whitcomb Ave. in Tonasket. Warrant arrest on S. Third Ave. in Okanogan. Automobile theft on Pine St. in Omak. Burglary on Benton St. in Omak. Theft on Engh Rd. in Omak. Trespassing on S. Main St. in Omak. Vehicle prowl on S. Cedar St. in Omak. Assault on S. Ash St. in Omak. Domestic dispute on Third Ave. in Oroville. Cruz Viveros, no middle name listed, 19, booked for fourth-degree assault (DV). Justin Chuckulnaskit, no middle name listed, 34, booked for third-degree DWLS, possession of a dangerous weapon, POCS (heroin) with intent to deliver, POCS (hydrocodone) with intent to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia. Odilon Luna Lopez, 34, booked on an OCSO FTA warrant for harassment (threats to kill) and a USBP hold. Cory Stephen Lee Counts, 19, booked on an OCSO FTC warrant for fourth-degree assault (DV) and third-degree malicious mischief (DV). James Russell Smith III, 26, booked on a State Patrol FTA warrant for third-degree DWLS and ignition interlock violation. Toree Anthony Clements, 22, booked on a Department of Corrections secretary’s warrant for residential burglary and theft of a firearm. Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 One-vehicle crash on Aeneas Valley Rd. near Tonasket. Injuries reported. One-vehicle crash on Pine Creek Rd. near Tonasket. No injuries reported. Malicious mischief on S. Second Ave. in Okanogan. Sign damaged. Theft on Omak-Riverside Eastside

Rd. near Omak. Bicycle reported missing. Hit-and-run vehicle crash on Hwy. 97 in Okanogan. No injuries reported. Theft on Havillah Rd. near Tonasket. Firearm reported missing. Burglary on S. Second Ave. in Okanogan. Firearms reported missing. Domestic dispute on Oakes Dr. near Tonasket. DWLS on Hwy. 20 near Tonasket. Trespassing on Fig Ave. in Omak. Fraud on W. Fourth Ave. in Omak. DWLS on Okoma Dr. in Omak. DWLS on Riverside Dr. in Omak. Loitering on W. First Ave. in Omak. Disorderly conduct on S. Cedar St. in Omak. TMVWOP on Jackson St. in Omak. Hit-and-run vehicle crash on E. Third St. in Tonasket. Chad David Buckmiller, 32, booked for first-degree burglary, theft of a firearm and third-degree theft. Lyle Zachary Long, 28, booked for third-degree DWLS, ignition interlock violation and an OCSO FTC warrant for violation of a no-contact order (DV). Joseph Alexander Felix, 18, booked on a Tribal warrant for obstruction and an Omak Police Department FTA warrant for MIP. Robert Gene Watts, 44, booked for POCS (methamphetamine) (revoked). Joshua Allen Dean, 32, booked on a Department of Corrections detainer and for witness tampering. Sean Lee Dahlquist, 22, booked for second-degree burglary and third-degree malicious mischief. Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 Trespassing on Balmes Rd. in Oroville. Domestic dispute on S. Second Ave. in Okanogan. Trespassing on Stonehaven Rd. near Tonasket. Recovered vehicle on Desautel Access Rd. near Omak. DUI on Ferry St. in Omak. Domestic dispute on Engh Rd. in Omak. Harassment on N. Main St. in Omak. Two-vehicle crash on Riverside Dr. in Omak. No injuries reported. Vehicle prowl on S. Main St. in Omak. Trespassing on Main St. in Oroville. Trespassing on E. Second St. in Tonasket. Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 DWLS on Hwy. 20 near Okanogan. Domestic dispute on Ed Louis Rd. near Okanogan. Theft on Yarnell Rd. near Tonasket. Tack reported missing. Violation of no-contact order on Oakes Dr. near Tonasket. Structure fire on S. First Ave. in Okanogan. Littering on S. Second Ave. in Okanogan. Illegal burning on Salmon Creek Rd. near Okanogan. Custodial interference on O’Neil Rd. near Oroville. Violation of no-contact order on River Overlook St. near Omak. DWLS on N. Ash St. in Omak. Automobile theft on S. Main St. in Omak. Assault on Jasmine St. in Omak. Harassment on W. Apple Ave. in Omak. DWLS on E. Eighth Ave. in Omak. DWLS on Hwy. 97 in Omak. DWLS on Dayton St. in Omak. Theft on Hwy. 20 in Tonasket. Steven Wayne Wells, 63, booked on six probable cause warrants: three for first-degree rape of a child and three for first-degree child molestation. Noel Lockett, 47, booked for seconddegree criminal trespass. Bobbie Bernard Dick, 21, booked for DUI. Travis Jene Stotts, 18, booked on a juvenile warrant. Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 DWLS on Conconully Rd. near Okanogan. DUI on S. Whitcomb Ave. in Tonasket. Warrant arrest on S. Second Ave. in Okanogan. Assault on Hwy. 97 near Oroville. One-vehicle crash on Conconully Rd. near Omak. No injuries reported. Trespassing on Summit Lake Rd.

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near Tonasket. Burglary on Imhoff Rd. near Tonasket. Theft on N. Second Ave. in Okanogan. Cash reported missing. Threats on Poland China Rd. near Oroville. Trespassing on S. Seventh Ave. in Okanogan. Domestic dispute on Omak River Rd. near Omak. Vehicle prowl on Jackson St. in Omak. Domestic dispute on W. Third Ave. in Omak. Malicious mischief on N. Elm St. in Omak. Domestic dispute on Okoma Dr. in Omak. Trespassing on Oak St. in Omak. Malicious mischief on E. Cherry Ave. in Omak. Threats on Golden St. in Oroville. Reynaldo Cardenas Chapa, 55, booked on a State Patrol FTA warrant for DUI. Jeremy John Lavender, 27, booked for violation of a no-contact order. Klint Kevin Harbin, 53, booked for DUI. Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014 Domestic dispute on Johnson Creek Rd. near Omak. DWLS on S. Second Ave. in Okanogan. Automobile theft on Apple Way Rd. in Okanogan. Domestic dispute on Conconully St. in Okanogan. Theft on Elgin Way near Oroville. Assault on S. Main St. in Omak. Theft on Engh Rd. in Omak. MIP on N. Main St. in Omak. Domestic dispute on Okoma Dr. in Omak. Theft on Elderberry Ave. in Omak. Theft on Hanford St. in Omak. Assault on Riverside Dr. in Omak. Assault on S. Main St. in Omak. Trespassing on Cherry St. in Oroville. Theft on Juniper St. in Oroville. Public intoxication on Main St. in Oroville. Yvonne Delene McMillan, 47, booked on an Omak Police Department FTA warrant for third-degree theft. Joseph Ronald Wise, 45, booked for felony harassment (threats to kill), unlawful possession of a firearm and fourth-degree assault (DV). Jason Alber Boyd, 25, booked for possession of burglar’s tools and third-degree theft. Adrian James Manivong, 29, booked for violation of a no-contact order. Jorge Bartolo, no middle name listed, 41, booked on an ICE detainer, DUI, no valid operator’s license without ID, POCS (methamphetamine) with intent to deliver, POCS (cocaine), possession of drug paraphernalia and fourthdegree assault (DV).


DUI - Driving Under the Influence DWLS/R - Driving While License Suspended/Revoked POSC - Possession of a Controlled Substance MIP/C - Minor in Possession/Consumption TMVWOP - Taking a Motor Vehicle without Owner’s Permission DV - Domestic Violence FTA - Failure to Appear (on a warrant) 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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OLIVER THEATRE Enjoy your  evening  out,  taking   In  a  movie  at  the  Oliver  Theatre!  

January, 2014  Programme  

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

Phone 250-­‐498-­‐2277        Oliver,  BC  


Sat.          –  R egular   howtimes    Sun.   –  Mon.  –  TSues.,   Thurs.  –  Fri.      

Oliver Theatre                              Visit  Our  Website  

Jan. 18  –  19  –  20  -­  21,  23  -­  24       Showing   Nightly   @  7:30   Sun.  –One    Mon.   –  Tues.   –  Thurs…7:30   p.m.   Fri.  –  Sat………….……….7:00  &  9:00  p.m.                          (unless  otherwise  stated)  

Enjoy your  eSat.   vening   out,   aking   –  Sun.   –  Mton.   –  Tues.,  Thurs.  –  Fri.       In  a  movie  at  the  Oliver   Jan.  T4heatre!    –  5  –  6  -­  7,  9  -­  10    

Showtimes on  Fri.  &  Sat.  @  7:00  &  9:20  p.m.   January,  2014   Programme  

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

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Phone 250-­‐498-­‐2277        Oliver,  BC  

Sat. –  Sun.  –  Mon.  –  Tues.,  Thurs.  –  Fri.       Jan.  18  –  19  –  20  -­  21,  23  -­  24     One  Showing  Nightly  @  7:30  



Sat. –  Sun.  –  Mon.  –  Tues.,  Thurs.  –  Fri.       Jan.  4  –  5  –  6  -­  7,  9  -­  10     Showtimes  on  Fri.  &  Sat.  @  7:00  &  9:20  p.m.  


Nominated for 7 Golden Globes Including

Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor Best Actress, Best Screenplay


Frequent coarse  language.  

Coarse and  sexual  language,sexually  suggestive  scene,  violence.  

Sat. –  Sun.  –  Mon.  –  Tues.,  Thurs.  –  Fri.       Jan.  25  –  26  –  27  -­  28,  30  -­  31   One  Showing  Nightly  @  7:30  

Sat. -­  Sun.  –  Mon.  –  Tues.        Jan.  11  -­  12  –  13  –  14   Showtimes  on  Sat.  @  7:00  &  9:15  p.m.  

Nominated for 7 Golden Globes

Nominated for  2  Including Golden  Globes  

Picture, Best   Actor   Best Actor BestBest   Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Screenplay


Frequent coarse  language.  

Coarse and  sexual  language,sexually  suggestive  scene,  violence.  

Coarse sexual   violence.   Sat.  -­  Sun.  –  Mon.   –  aTnd   ues.      l  anguage,   Jan.  11   -­  12  –  13  –  14  

-­ F& ri.      Jan.   6  –  17     Showtimes  on  Sat.  Thurs.   @  7:00    9    :15   p1.m.  

Sat. –  Sun.  –  Mon.  –  Tues.,  Thurs.  –  Fri.       Jan.  25  –  26  –  27  -­  28,  30  -­  31   One  Showing  Nightly  @  7:30  

Nominated for  2  Golden  Globes   Best  Picture,  Best  Actor  

Coarse and  sexual  language,  violence.  

Thurs. -­  Fri.          Jan.  16  –  17    

There will  also  be  a  matinee  of  this  show  on  Sat.   Jan.  18  at  2:00  p.m.    All  seats  $6.00  for  the  matinee.  

OMAK THEATER OMAK AND MIRAGE THEATERS ARE NOW DIGITAL Frequent sexually  suggestive  scenes  and  coarse  language.  

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509-826-0860 | There will  also  be  a  matinee  of  this  show  on  Sat.   Jan.  18  at  2:00  p.m.    All  seats  $6.00  for  the  matinee.  

Frequent sexually  suggestive  scenes  and  coarse  language.  


Programme Subject  To  Unavoidable  change  without  notice  

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Saturday, Jan. 25 Tonasket Community Cultural Center, 411 S. Western Ave., Tonasket

Pre-party: 6 p.m. • Show starts: 7 p.m. $10 ea. or 2 for $15 • Concessions • Silent Auction Wear your best “Grease” attire and come join the fun!

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HORROR STARRING ALLISON MILLER, ZACH GILFORD, STEFFIE GROTE FRI. 7:15, 9:45 SAT *4:30, 7:15, 9:45 SUN *4:30, 7:15 WKDAYS 7:15 Adult $8.50

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THE TOWN CRIER Our investment LETTERS TO THE in tomorrow... EDITOR



This time of year, when our schools prepare to offer their levy requests for our consideration, always brings back a flood of memories. Born and raised on a wheat and dairy farm in Eastern Washington, this time of year always meant rising early on snowy mornings to milk the cows – and rounding them up once again just prior to dark on those short winter days. But it also brings back memories about school election days. You see, it is important to note that both my father and my grandfather were deeply committed to civic responsibility in their community and country. It was in the early 1900s that my grandfather donated land and, with the help of neighbors, built a school house nearby…it was one of their first accomplishments upon arrival in the northwest It was a typical one-room school house where my Dad would attend school through the eighth grade… Rich McBride I would find out later in life that my grandfather went on to serve on the school board of that new school. I learned about this commitment to civic responsibility at a very young age as I remember vividly my Dad would remind me, “There’s a school election today, we’ll need to be done milking early.” Over the years, I would come to know that voting was one of my father’s most important responsibilities…one that he took very seriously. It was a scene repeated many times, as we would race to the Township Hall where voting always took place. Many times we would arrive just before the 8 p.m. closing of the polls. I would stand in line beside my dad waiting to vote, still in coveralls and barn boots… much to the chagrin of the poll workers I’m sure! I inquired one time while racing to the township hall, “why” he felt it so important to vote? His answer was simple. While he had not served in the military himself, he shared, “Many friends have given a great deal so that we would always have this right to vote.” And besides, he added, “Someone paid for us…someone who felt it important to pay ahead, to make an investment in the future, to make sure that we had a school to attend, that we too would have a full-measure of opportunity. Voting is my way of honoring their investment in me and, in turn, doing the same for you and those who are yet to come.” Making an investment in tomorrow…a message that I worry is sometimes forgotten today. You see, the other message Dad would always share was a pointed reminder that “At the end of the day, all we really leave behind are our children…when you really think about it, it’s the only real investment that we make.” As election day once again approaches, the memories come flooding back…like rushing in that old truck to make it just before the polls closed. You see, it was just that important…and it still is today. “All we leave behind are our children”…a pretty powerful reminder as we go to the polls in the next few days to once again make our investment. Consider it a reminder, courtesy of my Dad… in spite of that old truck, those cows, and those cold early mornings, I think he had it figured out. I hope you’ll join me in once again voting to secure our investment in tomorrow.

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Vote for school levy, they need our support Dear Editor, I am writing this letter in support of the February school levy and bond issue. As a retired school teacher/administrator and a recent home owner in the Tonasket School District, I am both pleased with and supportive of the direction in which the School Board, school district and community are taking our schools. I realize that the School Board has had to make some hard decisions regarding funding during difficult economic times. I applaud their efforts. In today’s world, education is more important than ever. However, that education cannot be limited to only those students who prepare for college. Career technology is equally important and must be provided. I believe the levy and bond addresses this and it’s passage will contribute to a balanced education for all students. The levy is needed to maintain current programs and increase the school day time to equalize Tonasket students’ opportunities with other school districts. The bond will provide needed permanent facilities. The Board and school district cannot do this on their own. They need our support. Good schools help build good communities. Jim Hougardy Tonasket

So we can look back and say ‘we did a good thing’

Dear Editor, Twenty years ago people did a good thing here in Tonasket. In one fell swoop they voted to replace our dilapidated school buildings and dust storm parking lot with good, beautiful, efficient facilities. They did that by agreeing to tax themselves at a time when the economy was no better than it is today. Many of that generation have moved on, but they left us and our children in good shape. We are now asked to step up and support a new bond and levy to build what is now needed to keep our schools good and functioning well into the future. We are asked to once again tax ourselves. By passing this bond and levy we will get all of the benefit right here in Tonasket alone. I hope that 20 years from now people will look back on what we did here and think that we did a good thing when we had our chance. Rob Thompson Tonasket


The Molson Leader

92 Years Ago: January 25, 1922: Quote from the American Legion Weekly that may still be appropriate yet today. “Make of me what you will, I shall reflect as clearly as a mirror throws back a candle beam. If I am pleasing to the eye of the stranger within my gates; if I am a sight as, ‘having seen me,’ he will remember me as all of his days as a thing of beauty, the credit is yours. Ambition and opportunity call some of my sons and daughters to high tasks and mighty privileges to my greater honor and to my good repute in far places, cut it is not chiefly these who are my strength. My strength is in those who remain, who are content with what I can offer them and what they can offer me. It was the greatest of all Romans who said “Better be first in z small Iberian Village than to be second in Rome.” I am more than brick and wood, more even than flesh and blood. I am the composite soul of all who call me home. I am your town. Molson School persons will visit the school today to inspect the work of the school, the faculty having announced an open house for this afternoon. A very creditable sewing exhibit has been prepared by the high school girls, 18 having entered work in a sewing contest for which first and second prized will be given. Virginia Diamond won the contest that has been conducted for homework in cookery. With the beginning of the second semester, seven more students, who have just completed their eighth grade work, entered high school. The new high school students are: Opal Dimmet, Edith Avery, Virginia Diamond, Percy Hoxworth, Everett Sanger, Robert Van Leuven and Theodore Dahl.

The Oroville Gazette

50 Years Ago: January 16 - 23 1964: Arrangements have been completed for the annual chamber installation banquet to be held next Tuesday evening at the grade school cafeteria. A full program of entertainment will be presented consisting of a piano solo by Julia Forsberg, music instructor for the Oroville Schools, followed by a boys quartet, Lynden Mathews, John Zosel, Jeffrey Bergh and Emmett Lorz; a short production titled “The Desperadoes” starring Esther Sorenson, Dona Jones and Jan Archer; “Peter Paul and Mary” with Patricia Hemry, Nancy Zosel and Vicki

Don’t just set your ballot aside, vote soon

Dear Editor, As your regular readers will be aware, we, the members of the Tonasket School Board, are asking our voters to replace our expiring maintenance and operations levy, and to also allow us to purchase a bond to make capital improvements in our schools. We gave great thought and consideration as to what is best for our students, and keeping the needs of taxpayers very much in mind, we came to the conclusion that these measures are what are needed to strengthen the quality of education, provide space to accommodate important learning programs, and offer flexibility for future learning needs. Strong schools keep our communities vibrant and strong. We are grateful to our community for its past support, which included providing us with beautiful facilities that we have now paid off. We are hopeful that our voters will continue their strong support. Our community members have entrusted to us their two most precious assets: their children and their hard-earned financial resources. We believe this levy and this bond are in keeping with the charge given to us to care for both. We encourage your readers to explore our website,, where there is a wealth of information on both measures, or to contact any of us through the district office at (509) 486-2126. We are happy to answer any questions. Ballots will arrive this week and must be postmarked by Feb. 11, 2014. These measures will require two votes. Passage of the levy may provide additional funds from the state in levy equalization monies of approximately $650,000 (as determined by legislative action). Anyone not yet registered to vote can still do so in person at the County Auditor’s office until Feb. 3.

Respectfully, Tonasket School Board, Jerry Asmussen, Catherine Stangland, Lloyd Caton, Ernesto Cerrillo, Ty Olson

Make an impact, every vote counts Dear Editor, I’ve heard people say, “Why vote, it makes no impact or difference on anything.” You want to see impact – considering the significance that a hand full of votes can make in a community like ours on ballot outcomes. A vote on a school levy or bond can be passed or lost by as little as one vote. Every single vote carries the power to make a difference. You have the privilege to make a difference. I trust you to meet the challenge and take the time to mail in your ballot. I am voting for the Tonasket School levy and for the Tonasket school bond. Two votes for our community and its future. I am in full support of a new facility to house the Alternative High School and Outreach program – which will depend on the Bond passing. I am impressed how they meet such a variety of children’s learning needs in their programs. The Outreach program gives structure to families who have chosen home schooling for their children. They get individual instruction weekly and also several group activities. I love that the teachers pull from our own community members in offering the children exposure to careers, nature and interests. Thank you teachers. Your vote can make the difference. Vote before the ballot gets lost or forgotten on the the kitchen table. Let your impact move the tally in a positive direction for kids. Sincerely, Kathy Swedberg. Tonasket

The Gazette-Tribune ITEMS FROM THE 25 Years Ago: January 19 – 26, 1989: Several inmates PAST of the Okanogan County Jail have started Emry. The 1964 officers are, Pete Valentine, President, Gary Fletcher, Vice President, Bernice Marchand, Secretary, Bob Haines, Treasurer and board members, Warren Carey, H. Ben Holden, Mike Canfield, Harold Wilson and Past President, Robert Drummond. The Oroville Hornets take to the road both nights this week-end for basketball contests with the Tonasket Tigers Friday and Pateros on Saturday night. The Oroville quintet is expected to face its toughest test of the season against the Anzelini coached Tigers, but Coach Hughes the team to be in top condition. The Saturday contest will pit the Hornets against the Pateros quintet in a non-league game. Lt. Governor Earl Longanecker, a Tonasket Kiwanian, was the chief speaker for the installation of the new officers of the Oroville Kiwanis Club. Those installed were: Stan Porter, President; Bill Hatch, Vice President; Dave Shamberger, Secretary-Treasurer and board members, Jim Green Jr., Past President, Lou McEldery, Tom Dull, Art Gjerde, Flint Howell, Fred Balmes, Ken Kirkwood and George Ogle. Richard Patterson, Glenn Chamberlin, Leland Thrasher, Maurice Mahugh and C. V. Trevithick, Trustees of the North End Water Users, met in a regular session Jan. 16, 1964 at the Oroville High School. Officials from the FHA met with them to give help in the pre-planning steps to make on the proposed water system to serve those on the west side of Lake Osoyoos between the Oroville City Limits and the Canadian border. The Goldmark Libel Case began in the courtroom at Okanogan, on Nov. 4, 1963, came to a close at 2 a.m. Wednesday morning, January 22, 1964, as the jury announced they had reached a verdict. The jury, consisting of nine men and three women, had sat thru 40 days of testimony of testimony where Mr. & Mrs. Goldmark were claiming $225,000.00 damages. They were awarded $40,000.00 as the settlement. Weather Wise, by Marge Frazier, Official Observer: For the week beginning Jan. 15, 1964, 34 degrees Maximum and 29 degrees minimum; Jan 16, 32 and 13; Jan. 17, 42 and 30; Jan. 18, 39 and 29; Jan. 19, 32 and 18;, Jan 20, 40 and 18 and Jan. 21, 35 and 20. Total precipitation for the period, .81” rain and 34” of snow.

a letter campaign they say is to inform the public of poor living conditions at the jail. Among the complaints of the resident of G-Tank are lack of properly balanced meals, lack of fresh air and recreation, rude treatment of friends and relatives that are there for visits, no access to the commissary and the law library and little contact with the outside world. This adds up to a violation of their civil rights the inmates say. Those incarcerated in G-Tank have voiced their complaints to the public by writing several letters to the local area newspapers, including the GazetteTribune. Ben Prince was a member of the 1915 basketball championship team along with William Cole, Aubrey McMahon, Ray Vincent, B. Powell and Charles Cole Ben graduated from Oroville High School in 1916, then enrolled in Gonzaga in Spokane, played football and after joining the Navy, played football on the Navy team at Mare Island. He returned to Oroville, where he and his two brothers started a general store. He married a young school teacher, Hazel Sorenson from Ellensburg. Ben prospered and started to return some of gain back to the community. He was instrumental in acquiring the first lighting system for the Oroville Football field and bought the first electric scoreboard. A group of citizens approached the school board and requested that the field be named “Ben Prince Field.” Several years passed and according to the past records of the G-T, the board officially adopted that name in 1953. The Booster Club has voted to take the lead in the placements of signs on Ben Prince Field and Coulton Auditorium with a donation of $100. At best, the economy of North Okanogan County is very unstable, so it is well to have a look at some of the areas that very greatly aid in keeping our economy alive. The apple industry is the number one. The orchardist grows, hires pruners, thinners and pickers while the warehouses accept the fruit and hire help to process it for market. In a survey, warehouses were contacted for a list how many North Okanogan County people are employed. In Tonasket; Regal Fruit has 26 full time, and 90 peak time; Smith & Nelson, seven full time and 30 peak time; Chief Tonasket has approximately 30 full time and 110 at peak, while in Oroville, Goldigger has 15 full time with 60 – 65 peak; Osoyoos Lake, five full time and 40 peak; Oro Fruit, 13 full time with no part time listed and Lake Osoyoos, 12 full time and 120 a peak. This is a total of 560.

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Yes, the King lives! By Jackie Valiquette North Valley Community Schools

You don’t have to be from the 50’s era to know who will always be the King of rock-n-roll! Everyone knows Elvis Presley. We’re here to tell you that he still lives (well, sort of) and he will be at the 50’s Dance on Saturday night, Feb. 15, at Vicki’s Back Door Club in Oroville! This event

Bair new librarian by Dolly Engelbretson Oroville Senior Center

Betty Bair is our new librarian, so take a look at the changes she has made for the books, talking books, DVD’s, VHS and magazines. She even made one of the smaller shelves. Doris Hughes is selling tickets for the hilarious one-man show,

Quick will talk about school levy By Marianne Knight Highlands Correspondent

Tonight is the Grange Meeting with Steve Quick as the guest speaker from the Oroville School District. All are welcome to attend at 6:30 p.m. with a potluck supper. Bring your family, friends and neighbors to this informative meeting. Think “Ice Fishing” and pray for a frozen lake, lots of fish and fishermen, on Feb. 15th start-

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The Tonasket Kiwanis Club will be hosting its 30th annual Groundhog Dinner on Saturday,

Convalescent Center. My friend Beverly Lee, has been hospitalized. First she had the flu and then a most dangerous blood clot from her leg lodged in her lungs. A very tricky thing, not to ignored! Sharon C o x reports that her m o m , K a y T r a c y , THIS & THAT i s n ’ t Joyce Emry quite as “perky” as we’d like her to be. Mini strokes have taken their toll on her and she finds speaking and remembering, difficult at times. But stop and see her anyway… a smile or a pat on the hand can go a long ways in communicating. She’s a delightful lady! Norma Verbeck reports that her husband is quite content at the care center he is in and that her brother, Bud Gerken is doing real well, and his last problem was from medication used during the minor surgery. Scarves are still a most popular accessory. So many kinds to be had! Hand knit or crocheted ones, very expensive silk ones and some cheapies from China, any of which can brighten up

LEARNING TREE is for everyone in our surrounding community – adults, kids, youth and families. There’s another new twist this year, too. In addition to Best period costume, Best dancers and Best hoola-hoopers, you can compete for Best yo-yo-ers. Adults and kids - start practicing! Watch for flyers and posters com-

OROVILLE SENIOR NEWS reminiscent of Mark Twain and Bill Cosby. The event, entitled “A Fine and Pleasant Misery,” is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 14 at the High School Commons. It is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. The entree for Thursday, Jan.

HILLTOP COMMENTS ing at 7 a.m. with a pancake breakfast. There will be lots to do at the lake and the Grange Hall. Bring the family, your friends and neighbors. The regularly scheduled Pancake Breakfasts will begin on Feb. 23. The Auxiliary Ladies have already put together “baskets” for the raffles. Come to the Grange have a wonderful breakfast, purchase your raffle tickets and be a winner.

TONASKET KIWANIS Feb. 1, 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Tonasket High School Commons. Tickets are $9.50 for adults, $4.50 for kids 12 and under, with

a drab sweater or top, making it take on an entirely different look. My problem with scarves is, when I put them in place when I leave home, by the time I reach my destination, they are often in an entirely different location. Remember some years ago when the Mariners baseball team had a new player called A-Rod, a sweet little boy who has turned into a bad big boy? Shame on him! The gas man cometh! And he leaveth a big bill, but oh! how nice it is to have the cozy fireplace to enjoy. Two minute warning. An indication from the referee that the football game will be over in half an hour, or so. Three of four years ago we started playing a version of pinochle, called seven card, with two other couples, Bob and Margaret Hirst and Lloyd and Bev Curtis, and hubby and I. We have enjoyed a lot of games but for the past year we’ve had a difficult time keeping the three men, well at the same time, but it finally happened last week. We almost had to have a refresher course! The ladies Thursday pinochle players have not played for a while due to a shortage of players, because of illness striking one or the other of them. And we also lost one of our players, Vicky Biggar, as she moved to Golden Years Adult Family Home, near ing soon. These classes are coming up: Body Lotion & Scrub (Thurs, Jan. 23; call quickly…still space if the class has reached its minimum); Mommy and Me in the Kitchen (Mon, Jan.27, Feb 3); Make Your Own Laundry Soap (Tues, Jan. 28); and Cream Puffs (Thurs, Jan. 30). To register, call Ellen at 509476-2011, email her at, or sign up online at 23 is meatloaf; Friday, Jan. 24 the entrée is Chicken Cordon Bleu; on Tuesday, Jan. 28 the entrée is Chicken Ala King; on Thursday, Jan. 30 the entrée is Chili with Cheese and Friday, Jan. 31 the entrée is Pork Cutlets. Pinochle Scores for Jan. 18: Jim Fry won the door prize and was high scoring man for the evening. Dolly Engelbretson had the most pinochles and was high scoring lady for the evening. More next time. The next BINGO night at the Molson Grange Hall will be on Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. In January we had 24 players. The more players we have the bigger the pay out is. Come join in the fun. There is a chance that we may be able to schedule two BINGO nights a month. On Jan. 13 there were 27 Pinochle players. The big winners were: High, Al Obrien and Mary Lou Barnette, the Low, Clayton Emry and Boots Emry. The Traveling went to Dal Wilder (he is the new player, welcome!) Until next week pre-school and under free. Bulk sausage is available for $3.50 per pound. The dinner menu will include sausage, scalloped potatoes, cole slaw, vegetables, dinner roll, apple sauce, coffee, apple juice and dessert. All profits will go to the Kiwanis youth fund.

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and enjoyed the evening. Watch the paper for the third program. It has been such a pleasure watching Brock mature from the cute little boy, wearing a cowboy hat that almost overshadowed him, to the fine young man he is today, with a lovely wife. The first time I heard him sing, he was perhaps six, at the Oroville Senior Center. The folks were so impressed, they voluntarily “passed the hat” collecting $70. Brock said, “My dad just lost his job so I will share this money with him.” I thought what a kid! How proud his guitar/piano teacher, the late Audrey Kelly-Curtis, must be as she looks down from above, and sees what a musician she helped along the way. Almost through January and still no snow… but remember the snowball frolic that used to be held in February in Osoyoos and how it snowed so much during the dance that folks couldn’t find their cars when they came out from the hall – 14 inches in one evening, or something like that. We’ll see, what gives this year.


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sometimes I think we have 95% of the common sense! Friends and classmates of Martha (Thompson) Batterman should remember her at this difficult time in her life, as her husband ,Bill, of many years has passed away. They lived in Auburn, Calif. Martha sent this information to Laura Jean Worthington. It has been reported that Margaret Brownlee had some health issues that even a good nurse like her, couldn’t handle, causing her to have two trips to the ER room. Kidney stones are painful! A goodly number of folks showed up for the second session of “It’s Showtime” held at the “The Backdoor Club” (Vicki’s Unique Boutique) a series sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Admission is free and proceeds from sales of refreshments (and donations) go into the library projects. Last Saturday night featured Brock Hires and Chuck Oakes who presented toe tapping music that got some of the line dancers out of their seats, while others had refreshments

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Just finished talking to my daughter in Wenatchee, as she had called on the iPad and we could talk and see each other, while sitting in our recliners. What a world we live in that sends photos across the miles, instantly! Computers etc. are wonderful machines if they are used correctly, but a lot of bad things are also being done with them. But, I guess no one said we’d always live in a perfect world! A man was overheard saying, “Judging from the way a lot of people are behaving these days, they must think hell has been airconditioned.” For my annual eye checkup, I once again was told that I have very healthy eyes, and didn’t need cataract surgery…yet. No sweeter words could have been spoken by the doctor, I felt like kissing him! Remember John Zessiger who worked at the Oroville Texaco station a lot of years? You’ll now find him at Sunrise Chevrolet, Omak. While waiting my turn at the eye clinic I met up with Irene Manuel’s daughter, Violet Donohue and her husband. They recognized me from my picture in the “This and That” column. It is amazing to me, how often that happens. If you haven’t seen Alvin Manuel for a while, it is because he resides in the Nespelem

Riverside, as did Rosa Borland, (mother of Loni Lutz). So two members from Oroville Garden Apartments have moved, as the time had come they needed more assistance, on a daily basis. I see in the Senior News that there will be potlucks held at the Senior Center on the second Sunday of each month. You might wanna go. They used to have some great gatherings and good food, then the crowd sorta dwindled and they were discontinued but maybe there will be some new interest and during the dreary months that would be a way to pass Sunday afternoon. Then there’s card playing after cleanup. You need not be a member of the Seniors to attend but you’re invited to join. The next dinner should be Feb. 9. Have you purchased your tickets for the Patrick McManus show? Doris Hughes has tickets for sale and they’re cheaper from her than at the door, plus the Senior Center gets a bit of a stipend. Doris is our perpetual ticket seller! Those over 65 may only be 20% of the population – but

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

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Public Notices The Okanogan Conservation District Board of Supervisors hereby informs the voting public that the incumbent has been re-elected to the currently open seat by reason of being the only person filing for the position by the filing deadline. Therefore, no poll site, absentee balloting or mail bal-

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loting will be performed pursuant to WAC 135-110-370. For further information, please contact the District at (509) 422-0855 ext. 5. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette on January 23, 2014. #539571

January 16, 2014 Summary of Ordinance #743 An ordinance of the City of Tonasket, Washington, providing clarity to the boundaries of the territory annexed by Ordinance #711 and setting an effective date. For a complete copy of this ordinance contact city hall, 509486-2132, Tonasket, WA. 98855. Alice J. Attwood Clerk-Treasurer Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette on January 23, 2014. #539044

January 14, 2014. There will be a Public Auction at Budget Towing, 32156 Hwy. 97, Tonasket, WA 98855, Phone 509-5601056, on Wednesday, January 29, 2014. Viewing Time starts @ 11:00 a.m. with the auction @ 12 p.m. Up for auction will be: ‘87 Chrysler New Yorker ‘98 Chev Lumina ‘99 Olds Bravado ‘83 Ford Ranger Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on January 23, 2014. #539534 January 17, 2014 Job Opening The City of Tonasket is now accepting applications for the position of Maintenance Worker/Mechanic/Parks & Cemetery Caretaker. Application and job description are available at the Tonasket City Hall, 209 S. Whitcomb Ave. Office Hours 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Mon. - Fri. Closing date is February 18th, 2014, 4:30 pm. The City of Tonasket is an equal opportunity employer. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette on January 23, 30, 2014. #539471 Notice of Call for Bids For Gasoline and Diesel Requirements For 2014 & 2015 Sealed bids to supply gasoline and diesel for the years 2014 & 2015 will be received by the City of Tonasket until February 11, 2014 at 7:00 p.m., at which time the bids will be opened at the regular City Council meeting. Regular-grade, mid-grade, and super unleaded gasoline and diesel shall be available 24 hours a day at a key lock or guard card supply station located within or close proximity to the City of Tonasket and to deliver diesel to the Waste Water Treatment Plant on request. Bids shall be quoted at a set amount over supplier’s cost at time of delivery and verification of that cost must accompany monthly billings. Bids shall exclude Federal taxes. Bids are to be submitted on a form available at the City Clerk’s office at 209 S. Whitcomb Avenue or call 509-486-2132. Mailing address: P.O. Box 487, Tonasket, WA 98855. The City reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any informality. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette on January 16, 23, 2014. #538148 PUBLIC AUCTION THOMPSON BEES 1869 HWY 7 OROVILLE, WA 98844 (509) 476-3948 DATE OF AUCTION: January 30th 2014 Viewing Time: 10:00 AM Auction Time: 11:00 AM 1988 Suzuki Samurai LIC#: 048ZDS WA 2000 Pontiac Grand Am LIC#: AOG7440 WA 1997 FORD F150 Lic#: 9B34700 Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette on January 23, 2014. #539040 PUBLIC NOTICE SIX YEAR TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM Notice is hereby given that the Oroville City Council will hold a public hearing for the purpose of revising the Six Year Transportation Program for the years 2014-2019, at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 in the City Council Chambers. ATTEST: Kathy M. Jones Clerk-Treasurer Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette on January 23, 2014. #539036 PUBLIC NOTICE Contractors and Vendors List As authorized under RCW 35.23.352 (2), and RCW 35.23.352(8), the City of Tonasket is updating their Small Works Roster, consisting of contractors interested in performing work for the City of Tonasket which is estimated to cost less than $200,000.00 and their Vendors List, consisting of vendors interested in providing supplies, materials, equipment or services between $7,500.00 and $15,000.00 through telephone and/or written quotations. In awarding contracts for such projects, the City of Tonasket shall invite proposals from all appropriate contractors or vendors who have requested to be included on the Small Works Roster and/or Vendors List, and shall select the lowest responsible bid. The City reserves the right to refuse any and all bids. All contractors and vendors, where required by law, must be properly licensed or registered in this state. The City of Tonasket actively seeks participation by minority or women owned firms who otherwise qualify. Forms may be obtained at Tonasket City Hall or by calling 509-486-2132. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette on January 23, 30, 2014. #538562

SUPERIOR COURT, STATE OF WASHINGTON, COUNTY OF SPOKANE In the Matter of the Estate of: EDITH E. HOLMES, Deceased. No. 14-4-00007-5 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS (RCW 11.40.030) The Personal Representative named below has been appointed as Personal Representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the Decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the Personal Representative or the Personal Representative’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the Personal Representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.010(1)(c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the Decedent’s probate and non-probate assets. Date of First Publication: January 9, 2014. Barry W. Merrell, Personal Representative Address for Mailing Notice: c / o Donald K. Querna Randall | Danskin 601 West Riverside Avenue, Suite 1500 Spokane, WA 99201 RANDALL | DANSKIN A Professional Service Corporation By Donald K. Querna, WSBA #6081 Attorneys for Personal Representative Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette on January 9, 16, 23, 2014. #536826 TS No.: WA-13-588486-TC APN No.: 6200110000 Title Order No.: 8336369 Grantor(s): GARFIELD A SANDOVAL Grantee(s): MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., (“MERS�), AS NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE BANK, FSB Deed of Trust Instrument/Reference No.: 3125880 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Pursuant to the Revised Code of Washington 61.24, et. seq. I. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Quality Loan Service Corp. of Washington, the undersigned Trustee, will on 2/21/2014, at 10:00 AM At the main entrance to the Superior Courthouse, 149 Third North, Okanogan, WA 98840 sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable in the form of credit bid or cash bid in the form of cashier’s check or certified checks from federally or State chartered banks, at the time of sale the following described real property, situated in the County of Okanogan, State of Washington, to wit: LOT 11, PLAT OF MOCK TRACTS, ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME B OF PLATS PAGE 21, RECORDS OF OKANOGAN COUNTY, WASHINGTON. More commonly known as: 23128 HWY 20 , OKANOGAN, WA 98840 which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated 11/1/2007, recorded 11/07/2007, under 3125880 records of Okanogan County, Washington, from GARFIELD A SANDOVAL, AS HIS SEPARATE PROPERTY, as Grantor(s), to LANDSAFE TITLE OF WASHINGTON, as Trustee, to secure an obligation in favor of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., (“MERS�), AS NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE BANK, FSB, as Beneficiary, the beneficial interest in which was assigned by MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., (“MERS�) (or by its successors-in-interest and/or assigns, if any), to Green Tree Servicing LLC. II. No action commenced by the Beneficiary of the Deed of Trust is now pending to seek satisfaction of the obligation in any Court by reason of the Borrower’s or Grantor’s default on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust/Mortgage. III. The default(s) for which this foreclosure is made is/are as follows: Failure to pay when due the following amounts which are now in arrears: $151,310.87 IV. The sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust is: The principal sum of $288,090.65, together with interest as provided in the Note from the 11/1/2009, and such other costs and fees as are provided by statute. V. The above-described real property

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and exclusive remedy. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Trustor, the Trustee, the Beneficiary, the Beneficiary’s Agent, or the Beneficiary’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS OFFICE IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. Dated: 10/21/2013 Quality Loan Service Corp. of Washington, as Trustee By: Tricia Moreno, Assistant Secretary Trustee’s Mailing Address: Quality Loan Service Corp. of Washington C/O Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 (866) 645-7711 Trustee’s Physical Address: Quality Loan Service Corp. of Washington 19735 10th Avenue NE, Suite N-200 Poulsbo, WA 98370 (866) 645-7711 Sale Line: 714-573-1965 Or Login to: TS No.: WA-13-588486-TC P1066114 1/23, 02/13/2014 Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette on January 23 and February 13, 2014. #537881


cording date of this notice to pursue mediation. DO NOT DELAY. CONTACT A HOUSING COUNSELOR OR AN ATTORNEY LICENSED IN WASHINGTON NOW to assess your situation and refer you to mediation if you are eligible and it may help you save your home. See below for safe sources of help. SEEKING ASSISTANCE Housing counselors and legal assistance may be available at little or no cost to you. If you would like assistance in determining your rights and opportunities to keep your house, you may contact the following: The statewide foreclosure hotline for assistance and referral to housing counselors recommended by the Housing Finance Commission: Toll-free: 1-877-894-HOME (1-877-894-4663) or Web site: e o w n e r ship/post_purchase_counselors_foreclosure.htm. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development: Toll-free: 1-800-569-4287 or National Web Site: or for Local counseling agencies in Washington: The statewide civil legal aid hotline for assistance and referrals to other housing counselors and attorneys: Telephone: 1-800-606-4819 or Web site: If the sale is set aside for any reason, including if the Trustee is unable to convey title, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid to the Trustee. This shall be the Purchaser’s sole


Notice of Default was posted in a conspicuous place on the real property described in Paragraph I above, and the Trustee has possession of proof of such service or posting. These requirements were completed as of 8/19/2013. VII. The Trustee whose name and address are set forth below will provide in writing to anyone requesting it, a statement of all costs and fees due at any time prior to the sale. VIII. The effect of the sale will be to deprive the Grantor and all those who hold by, through or under the Grantor of all their interest in the above-described property. IX. Anyone having any objections to this sale on any grounds whatsoever will be afforded an opportunity to be heard as to those objections if they bring a lawsuit to restrain the sale pursuant to RCW 61.24.130. Failure to bring such a lawsuit may result in a waiver of any proper grounds for invalidating the Trustee’s sale. X. NOTICE TO OCCUPANTS OR TENANTS - The purchaser at the Trustee’s Sale is entitled to possession of the property on the 20th day following the sale, as against the Grantor under the deed of trust (the owner) and anyone having an interest junior to the deed of trust, including occupants who are not tenants. After the 20th day following the sale the purchaser has the right to evict occupants who are not tenants by summary proceedings under Chapter 59.12 RCW. For tenant-occupied property, the purchaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with RCW 61.24.060. THIS NOTICE IS THE FINAL STEP BEFORE THE FORECLOSURE SALE OF YOUR HOME. You have only 20 DAYS from the re-

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will be sold to satisfy the expense of sale and the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust as provided by statute. Said sale will be made without warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances on 2/21/2014. The defaults referred to in Paragraph III must be cured by 2/10/2014 (11 days before the sale date) to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if at any time before 2/10/2014 (11 days before the sale) the default as set forth in Paragraph III is cured and the Trustee’s fees and costs are paid. Payment must be in cash or with cashiers or certified checks from a State or federally chartered bank. The sale may be terminated any time after the 2/10/2014 (11 days before the sale date) and before the sale, by the Borrower or Grantor or the holder of any recorded junior lien or encumbrance by paying the principal and interest, plus costs, fees and advances, if any, made pursuant to the terms of the obligation and/or Deed of Trust, and curing all other defaults. VI. A written Notice of Default was transmitted by the Beneficiary or Trustee to the Borrower and Grantor at the following address(es): NAME GARFIELD A SANDOVAL, AS HIS SEPARATE PROPERTY ADDRESS 23128 HWY 20 , OKANOGAN, WA 98840 by both first class and certified mail, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and the Borrower and Grantor were personally served, if applicable, with said written Notice of Default or the written

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Tigers win 2nd straight Apple Pie Invite By Brent Baker

TONASKET - As it usually does in such tournaments, the difference for Tonasket came down to its performance in the championship round. The Tigers won their second consecutive Apple Pie Invitational, enjoying home cooking (literally) with an 8-4 record in the final, first place and third place matches (including one defeat to a teammate). A couple of those victories didn’t count for Tiger team points as they came from JV wrestlers defeating other schools’ varsity counterparts, but did prevent those opponents from scoring as many team points. “It’s pretty nice,” said Tonasket coach Dave Mitchell. “It was fun; it was a good day.” The Tigers finished with 209 team points to edge second-place Warden (196.5). Patrick Mitchell’s Chewelah team placed third (158), followed by Okanogan (112), Liberty Bell (97), Cascade (85), Kettle Falls (66), Brewster (49) and Oroville (28). Individual titlists for the Tigers were Collin Aitcheson (120), Dyllan “Peaches” Walton (126), Jorge Juarez (132) and John Rawley (195). Taking second were Austin Knowlton (170), Frank Holfeltz (182) and Chad Edwards (220). Last year the Tigers had nine wrestle in the championship match, but had just three come out on top. And of those nine, six graduated after last year. Aitcheson, who defeated Warden’s Yamane 4-1, and Rawley, a winner by technical fall over Cascade’s Nathaniel Merry, had the difficult task of only being able to meet high expectations. “They’re both wrestling really well, but the expectations can be tough sometimes,” Mitchell said. “It’s nice when you get to where that’s the expectation. They’ve both wrestled a long time and have done a good job of handling that.” With the team title coming down to Tonasket and Warden, Juarez’s victory over the Cougars’ tough Ramses Rodelo was a big turning point. Even bigger, in terms of emotion, as Juarez caught Rodelo for a first period pin. “That was the key match, right there,” Mitchell said. “We had three matches in the finals against Warden and won a couple of them.” Walton’s championship victory over Liberty Bell state qualifier Danny Humiston was also big for a senior that has paid his dues. “Peaches looked really tough,” Mitchell said. “He’s been solid all year. He’s worked so hard. He went to a lot of the freestyle stuff the last couple years. It’s finally paying off for him.” Knowlton was pinned late in the third period by Kettle Falls’ Austin Anderson in a tightly contested match in which he trailed 6-4 at the time. “He closed a lot of ground on that guy,” Mitchell said. “(Anderson)beat him bad a couple months ago. Even though he got pinned he wrestled really well.” Holfeltz lost 3-0 to Chewelah’s Conner Krause in the final. “He didn’t wrestle real well in the final,” Mitchell said. “But he did pretty well in to get there (with a semifinal pin). Edwards’ loss in the 220 final to Warden’s Jerry Reyes, a state runner-up two years ago, showed the progress the former heavyweight has made at the lighter weight. “Chad is adjusting really well,” Mitchell said. “He’s feeling good, he’s moving quicker and is lighter on his feet. He made the right decision going down. He’s more confident, wrestling well and got to the finals.” Taking third for the Tigers were Vance Frazier (106), Rade Pilkinton (113), Trevor Peterson (126) and Caleb Lofthus (152), while Devin Walton (113) was fourth after defaulting to Pilkinton for team points in their third place match. Kelly and Kristi Denison again provided the apple pies that went to the team and individual winners.

Top, Tonasket’s Trevor Peterson takes control of his match with Okanogan’s Riley Prescott on the way to a third place finish at Tonasket’s Apple Pie Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 18. Middle left, Austin Knowlton scores a reversal on Kettle Falls’ Austin Anderson in a match that was a huge improvement for Knowlton over a meeting with Anderson in December. Middle right, Oroville’s John Marquiss grapples with the Tigers’ Devin Walton. Left, Tonasket’s Peaches Walton turned in a dominant performance to win the 126-lb. title, including a 12-1 victory over Liberty Bell ‘s Danny Humiston in the championship match.

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“It was the usual roller coaster ride,” Mitchell said. “You get a kid coming off the mat after winning and he’s sky high. But especially when you have three mats going, next thing you know you have another kid coming off after having just gotten pinned. So there’s lots of emotions.” The Tigers, who also defeated Cascade in a Caribou Trail League dual meet on Friday, have a pair of duals this week. Tonasket faces a Thursday night road trip to Cashmere, then hosts Chelan on Saturday, Jan. 25.

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a preview of what small schools will have to endure next season.” Eddie Ocampo (160) and Taylor Robinson (182) each placed fourth to lead the Hornets. “We simply are not used to seeing this kind of competition and succumbed to the pressure,” Ricevuto said. “Building leads and getting pinned was a constant issue.” The Hornets host the Eastmont JV on Friday, Jan. 24.

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SPORTS Bridgeport edges Oroville boys By Brent Baker

BRIDGEPORT - For a few seconds, it looked like the breaks would finally fall Oroville’s way. But in the final moments, nothing went right for the Hornets, who fell 49-44 at Bridgeport on Thursday despite having a several chances to tie it in the final seconds. The Hornets overcame a couple of lengthy offensive droughts and a nine-point third quarter deficit to have a chance at the end. “We finally started to refuse to lose rather than just take it, just because that’s kind of the way it’s been,” said Oroville coach Jay Thacker. “We stopped taking it and started to fight back.” The Mustangs took a fourpoint lead into the final minute, but the Hornets worked to open up Lane Tietje for a short jumper that cut the lead in to two with 35 seconds left. Bridgeport tossed the ensuing inbounds pass out of bounds. Dustin Nigg was fouled in the paint while trying to tie the score, but his shot rolled around and out and he had to settle for a pair of high-pressure free throw attempts. “How many shots did we have go in and out?” Thacker asked. Nigg buried the first free throw with 14 seconds left but missed the second, despite getting a second chance at it thanks to a Bridgeport lane violation. That left the Hornets needing to foul, but because they only had four team fouls in the half to that point, it took three fouls and eight seconds to put the Mustangs at the free throw line. To make matters worse, the Hornets were called for an inten-

tional foul - giving Bridgeport two free throws, and the ball. Johnny Espinobarros hit all four free throws for a five point lead, leaving the Hornets frustrated at the untimely call. It took the Hornets six minutes to score at all as they spotted the Mustangs a 6-0 lead. But when the offense started to click, it did so in a big way as they scored 20 points in the next six minutes to take a 20-16 lead, which was their biggest advantage of the game. Bridgeport (3-8, 1-2 Central Washington League North Division) staked a 24-22 halftime lead, then used a pair of 3-pointers and a traditional 3-point play to take a 33-24 lead halfway through the third quarter. “I had to use all my time outs to stop their runs,” Thacker said. “I didn’t have anything left coming down the stretch.” Again the Hornets fought back, cutting the deficit to three after three quarters and staying within four points the rest of the way. “We did compete well,” Thacker said. “It was our best job of competing all year. We’re still just trying to get stronger. “We played a lot better at the defensive end. We pressured the ball well and got them out of their offense... We gave up a few offensive rebounds at the start of the second half, but we kept storming back.” Nigg had 13 points, with Joseph Sarmiento adding 10 points, eight rebounds and two steals, while Juan Lopez scored eight points, pulled down seven rebounds and had two assists. Riverside Christian 62, Oroville 41

OROVILLE - The Hornets

Tigers fall twice By Brent Baker

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Oroville’s Chase Nigg draws a foul during the Hornets loss at Bridgeport last week. (2-10, 0-3 CWL North) fell behind early and couldn’t recover on Saturday, Jan. 18, in a 62-41 home loss to Riverside Christian. The Crusaders (6-7, 3-0) built a 37-18 halftime lead. Riverside Christian shot 6-of-8 from 3-point range while the Hornets managed just 4-of-20 from beyond the arc. All nine Hornets who played scored, led by Dustin Nigg with eight points, and Bryce Glover and Joseph Sarmiento with seven points apiece.

Entiat 65, Oroville 49 OROVILLE - Oroville took a 28-24 halftime lead, but couldn’t

hold on as Entiat’s 72 percent shooting from the floor proved too much for the Hornets to overcome. Juan Lopez, working his way back into game shape after missing a couple of contests with an injury, scored a season-high 17 points and shot 6-of-8 from the floor. But the rest of the squad was just 10-of-39 while the Tigers maintained a torrid pace for the entire contest. Entiat’s 22-7 run in the third quarter turned the tables for good. Joseph Sarmiento added 11 points and eight rebounds, while Lopez also had four steals.

QUINCY - Tonasket’s boys basketball team learned to compete with the best in the league at time last year. The Tigers are still competing, but taking the step from competing to winning has proven to be a tough one. “We’ve cut the gap,” said Tonasket coach Agustin Pedregon after a tough 50-48 loss at Quincy on Tuesday, Jan. 14. “But there is a world of difference between knowing how to compete, and knowing how to win.” The improvement is measurable: the Tigers are giving up 10 points a game fewer in Caribou Trail League play than they did a year ago. They lost only one game by more than 10 points through the first half of their league schedule, as opposed to five at the same point last year. The Tigers had their chances at Quincy, leading 25-14 at the half and by as many as 14 points in the third. A series of turnovers allowed the Jackrabbits to cut the lead down to four points as the Tigers allowed 25 Quincy points in the third quarter. Still Tonasket had a chance to win with possession of the ball and a tie score. Pedregon’s designed play didn’t go off as he’d hoped, as the shot went up too early. Quincy picked off the rebound and drew a Tonasket foul, setting up the game winning free throws with three seconds left. “Quincy did what they needed to do,” Pedregon said. “They took advantage of our turnovers to get back in the game, and we stopped scoring. “When we were up 14 we needed to get a stop or a score to put the game away, but we couldn’t get either. The final play

Hornets stay unbeaten in league play By Brent Baker

BRIDGEPORT - Focus and execution will be the keys all season for the Oroville girls basketball team as they strive to make their first-ever trip to the state tournament. The Hornets demonstrated both their potential when those factors are in play, as well as the potential consequences of playing without those facets, in their 56-26 victory at Bridgeport on Thursday, Jan. 16. “We have to show up,” said Oroville coach Mike Bourn, who was pleased with the Hornets’ final three quarters of play. “We didn’t show up the first few minutes here and that let them stay with us a bit.” That “not showing up” allowed the Fillies to stay within 8-5 midway through the first quarter. But once the Hornets took the task before them seriously the game ended quickly as they went on a 19-3 run to put the game out of reach before halftime. The lead stretched to 39-14 after three quarters, and the Hornets extended it further down the stretch even while playing mostly substitutes in the fourth. “Kali Peterscame in tonight and played pretty well, six points off

each added 10 as the Hornets improved to 7-5 (3-0 Central Washington League North Division). Riverside Christian fell to 2-10 (0-2).

the bench,” Bourn said. “Marissa Garcia had a good game - her defense, I really like. “Bridgeport ran a box-and one on Lily, but we were able to get by just running our two-cut. Lake Roosevelt was here (scouting), so it was nice we didn’t really have to show them anything (special).” Hilderbrand led the Hornets with 16 points, while Garcia added a season-high 12 and Mikayla Scott chipped in with nine. The Hornets play a crucial Central Washington League showdown on Friday, Jan. 24, at Lake Roosevelt, which tied Oroville for the division title last year and the past two years as knocked the Hornets out of the playoffs one game short of the state regional round. Oroville 53, Riverside Christian 21

OROVILLE - The Hornets overcame a slow start, scoring 47 points over the final three quarters to cruise past struggling Riverside Christian, 53-21, on Saturday, Jan. 18. The Crusaders, who have scored 23 or fewer points in nine of 13 games, stayed within range early as the first quarter ended with Oroville holding a 6-2 lead. Five Hornets scored in the second quarter as they built a 21-12 lead at the half. Lily Hilderbrand

Brent Baker/staff photo

Marissa Garcia draws a foul on her way to a season-high 23 points at Bridgeport on Thursday, Jan. 16. and Mikayla Scott went on to combine for 17 points of Oroville’s 18-2 run in the third quarter that put the game away. Hilderbrand scored 16 points, while Scott and Brittany Jewett

Entiat 39, Oroville 30 OROVILLE - Oroville gave unbeaten Entiat the Tigers’ best battle of the year Tuesday, Jan. 14, playing to a 27-27 tie after three quarters before fading down the stretch. It was just the second time this season that Entiat (12-0) won by fewer than 15 points. Oroville coach Mike Bourn said that it was an outstanding effort for the Hornets, especially considering starters Mikayla Scott and Brittany Jewett were playing at less than full strength. “Neither of them could play in the fourth quarter,” Bourn said. “They did everything they could, but being sick, they didn’t have anything left. And we just can’t afford to be without both of them at the same time against a team like that.” Entiat focused on shutting down leading scorer Lily Hilderbrand, who didn’t score in the fourth despite finishing with 13 points for the game. Meagan Moralez’s 3-pointer accounted for the Hornets’ only points in the quarter. Scott added six points.

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Chelan 57, Tonasket 12 CHELAN - Tonasket gave Chelan a run for its money the first time the teams met in December.

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Chelan 48, Tonasket 38 CHELAN - The Tigers showed up, in effect, a quarter too late as Chelan took a 20-8 lead after one quarter on the way to a 48-38 victory on Friday, Jan. 17. “We gave up 48 points in the game, but 20 in the first quarter,” Pedregon said. “We also didn’t rebound, for whatever reason. They had 11 offensive rebounds in the first half and scored off 10 of them, so that’s 20 points right there.” Gage and Orozco both scored 12 for the Tigers, who fell to 8-6 (2-6 CTL). “We’ve got six games left, and it’s going to be a battle for the last two playoff spots with the bottom four teams,” Pedregon said. “I told the guys, there’s nothing we haven’t been through together now. We’ve competed with the top teams and played great; other times we’ve gotten blown out of the gym. We’ve won some tight games, and been beaten by some teams we should have beaten. We have six games left; we have the experience now. Now, it’s about executing and leaving it all on the floor.” With games against frontrunners Okanogan, Brewster and Cashmere still ahead, the road doesn’t get any easier. “Their spirits are still up,” Pedregon said. “There’s no pointing fingers. There’s still a hunger even though their expectations last summer were so high, of wanting to be in those top four teams. They understand where they’re at, and there’s still a lot to play for.”

STANDINGS & SCHEDULES Boys Basketball Caribou Trail League (1A)

League Overall W L W L Okanogan 8 0 15 0 Brewster 7 1 11 3 Chelan 5 3 7 7 Cashmere 5 3 8 5 Tonasket 2 6 8 6 Quincy 2 6 7 7 Omak 2 6 6 8 Cascade 1 7 2 12

Cent. WA League No. Div. (2B)

League Overall W L W L Liberty Bell 2 2 8 5 Lk Roosevelt 1 2 6 6 Bridgeport 1 2 3 8 Oroville 0 3 2 10 Manson 0 3 0 12

Cent. WA League So. Div. (2B)

League Overall W L W L Kittitas 3 0 9 3 White Swan 3 0 6 7 Riverside Chr. 2 0 6 7

GIRLS Basketball Caribou Trail League (1A)

League Overall Cashmere Brewster Okanogan Cascade Chelan Omak Quincy Tonasket

W L W L 8 0 14 0 7 1 13 1 6 2 12 2 4 4 10 4 4 4 8 6 2 6 7 7 1 7 4 10 0 8 3 11

Cent. WA League No. Div. (2B)

League Overall W L W L Oroville 3 0 7 5 Lk Roosevelt 2 1 4 7 Bridgeport 1 2 2 9 Manson 1 2 3 8 Liberty Bell 1 3 2 11

Cent. WA League So. Div. (2B)

League Overall W L W L White Swan 3 0 10 3 Kittitas 1 2 3 9 Riverside Chr. 0 2 2 10

Schedules Jan. 22-Feb 1

Thursday, Jan. 23 WR - Tonasket at Cashmere, 7:00 pm Friday, Jan. 24 BB (JV/Var) - Tonasket at Cashmere, 4:30/7:30 pm BB (JV/Var) - Oroville at Lake Roosevelt, 6:00/7:30 pm GB (Var/JV) - Oroville at Lake Roosevelt, 6:00/7:30 pm GB (JV/Var) - Tonasket at Cashmere, 4:30/6:00 pm WR - Eastmont at Oroville, 7:00 pm Saturday, Jan. 25 WR - Chelan at Tonasket, 7:00 pm Tuesday, Jan. 28 BB (JV/Var) - Brewster at Tonasket, 6:00/7:30 pm GB (JV/Var) - Brewster at Tonasket, 4:30/6:00 pm BB (JV/Var) - Liberty Bell at Oroville, 6:00/7:30 pm GB (Var/JV) - Liberty Bell at Oroville, 6:00/7:30 pm Thursday, Jan. 30 WR - Tonasket at Okanogan, 7:00 pm Friday, Jan. 31 WR - Oroville at Liberty Bell, 6:00 pm Saturday, Feb. 1 BB (JV/Var) - Oroville at White Swan, 2:00/3:30 pm GB (Var/JV) - Oroville at White Swan, 2:00/3:30 pm BB (JV/Var) - Tonasket at Cascade, 6:00/7:30 pm BB (JV/Var) - Tonasket at Cascade, 4:30/6:00 pm WR - Brewster at Tonasket / Quincy at Tonasket pm WR - League mixer at Oroville, 11 am

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Dorothy Nesper

Dorothy Nesper

Dorothy Nesper age 83 of Molson, formerly of Renton, Wash. died on Thursday, January

Legacy Update Submitted by Michael Stewart

As the New Year begins to unfold we of the USAF Legacy wish to share our progress and update the community. The Okanogan Car Club donated a 40-inch TV for our use, so we added a blu-ray disc player and are looking forward to soon being able to connect wirelessly to our computer systems to better access programs available. This was such a wonderful, much-needed upgrade to what we wish to be able to offer our veterans and communities. Our Legacy is deeply grateful to the Molson/Chesaw Highlander Quilters for the gorgeous and generous donation of 28 handcrafted works of art in the form of quilts. To date we have gifted 16 of these treasures to veterans that are making excellent use of them. One has even made it to a veteran

16, 2014 at Three Rivers Hospital in Brewster. She was born on November 21, 1930 in Dunn Center, North Dakota to parents Jake and Emma Gensberg. Dorothy grew up in North Dakota and on July 2, 1947 she married Alfred Nesper. Together they lived in Montana and Idaho before settling in the Seattle Area. They enjoyed traveling together and spent many winters in Arizona. Mr. Nesper preceded her in death in 2005. Dorothy remained in Renton until 2011 when she moved to Molson. She is survived by four sons: Allen Nesper of Belfair, Robert Nesper of Maple Ridge, B.C., Gary Nesper of Molson and Wesley Nesper of Renton; two daughters: Mary Lou Kriner of Molson and Kathy Nollner of Graham; one sister: Annabelle Marquart of Renton; 15 Grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Dorothy was preceded in death

U.S. ARMED FORCES LEGACY north of the border. Should you know of a veteran that could use a great quilt, please call 486-2121 or drop in to the Legacy site when you see our new flashing “open” sign lit. Our building is also open for public use like during February and March. On Thursdays from 4:30-7:30 p.m., AARP will have Tax preparers on site to assist in filing personal taxes. There are some restrictions, so please call 486-2122 at those times for more information about whom can be helped. The USAF Legacy donates the office space that our county-wide Veterans Service officer Shane Barton makes use of to assist Veterans of our communities. We feel privileged to share his outstanding combined record

by her parents and two brothers. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Renton. Memorials may be made to Three Rivers Hospital in Brewster. Please share your thoughts and memories by signing Dorothy’s online guest book at Bergh Funeral Service of Oroville/Tonasket in care of arrangements.

Melissa A. Keenan

Melissa A. Keenan, 65, born August 5, 1948 in San Diego, California died December 30, 2013 while living in Langley, Washington. In 1966, she attended UW to study drama, eventually backpacking throughout Europe. In 1973 she started a family in Tonasket and lived like a pioof assistance for the years 2012 -2013 as follows. • Total benefit applications filed: 597; • He placed 15 homeless Veterans in housing that has added about $100,000 a year to the county economy; • The combined two years of Comp. And Pension, Housebound A&A, etc.; totals $2,999,278. This is money that goes to our Veterans and is spent in the county. More news of the office at a later date. Just know that he is doing the job. To our Republic Veterans a quick note: you are eligible and welcome to use the VA clinic here in Tonasket. Just call the service office Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., 4862121. Talk to Shane and he will set it up for you. It is not a big issue to deal with and could save you folks some long travel times to Spokane. We always welcome new members and can use more volunteers.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR Superintendent at Molson Potluck MOLSON - Molson Grange will have a potluck on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited and encouraged to come. Guest speaker is Steve Quick, Oroville School Superintendent, if you have questions or concerns about our schools come this is your opportunity to get your questions answered. First Aid & CPR Classes LOOMIS - All day First Aid Classes are being offered in English & Spanish. The English class is on Friday, Jan. 24 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the Spanish class is on Saturday, Jan. 25 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Both classes will be held at Whitestone Church. For more information contact Ben Hylton at (509) 223-3412. Friday Night Coffee House The Community Cultural Center of Tonasket will host Doug Woodrow presenting another wonderful evening with Frank Matsura. The topic will be, “History of Frank Matsura’s Japanese family”. This will be a Powerpoint presentation using the big screen on our stage. The event takes place Friday, Jan. 24, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Snacks and beverages available by donation; this is a free event. NVCS Photo Workshop OROVILLE – What is DPI, JPG, TIFF AND PNG? In this workshop style class you will learn how to manipulate your photos… size them, edit to remove mistakes, make them look more stylish or even weird! Bring your laptop and your photos and use online tools via the school’s wifi. Our instructor, Clyde Andrews, has been editing and publishing photos in brochures and on the internet for 15 years. This two-session class takes place on Wednesdays, Jan. 22 and 29. Call Ellen Bartells at (509) 476-2011, email her at community.schools@ or register online at School Levy/Bond Discussion TONASKET – Do you have questions or concerns about the upcoming Tonasket School District M&O Levy and bond proposal? Here’s your chance to become a more informed voter. You are invited to a coffee hour for questions and open discussion with members of School Board and Administration on Wednesday, Jan. 29 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the P.T.

Works building at 39 Clarkson Mill Rd., Tonasket (one mile south of Midway Building Supply). Call (509) 486-1616 for more information.

Cream Puffs Don’t be intimidated by those puffy, cream filled delicacies. They’re not as hard to make as you might think! No need to wait for the next special event, buffet or brunch to savor one of these delicious treats. You can easily make them at home, and Rosa will show you how. This is a one session North Valley Community Schools class on Thursday, Jan. 30, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Call Ellen Barttels at (509) 476-2011, or email community.schools@ You can also register on our website at School Retirees’ Meeting OMAK - Okanogan County School Retirees’ Association meets at 11 a.m. Friday, January 31, at Koala Street Grill, Omak. Wendy Schrable from the Council on Aging will discuss Alzheimers and dementia. Information: (509) 422-2954. Groundhog Dinner The Tonasket Kiwanis Club will be hosting its 30th annual Groundhog Dinner on Saturday, Feb. 1, 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Tonasket High School Commons. Tickets are $9.50 for adults, $4.50 for kids 12 and under, with preschool and under free. Bulk sausage is available for $3.50 per pound. Free Sunday soup lunch The Tonasket Free Methodist Church will be hosting a free lunch February 2, 9 and 16. All are welcome! First Church Service 9:30 am, Sunday School second Church Service 11:00 a.m., Soup 12:30 p.m. Bonaparte Lake Snow Drag Saturday, Feb. 8, racing begins at 10:00 a.m., registration 7:309:30 a.m. Ten racing classes, including youth division. Stay tuned for more information, or contact Mike Sterling at Highland Wonders On Friday, Feb. 7, wildlife biologist Ken Bevis, who is also a singer/songwriter, will provide an entertaining evening of stories, photos, songs and science, to get a closer understanding of some of Washington’s fish and wildlife. This family-friendly program will be fun for all ages and children are welcome.

Species to be featured in this Highland Wonders presentations are offered free of charge to the community, and donations are welcome. The meal is $7.50 for CCC members or $8.50 for non-members; a dessert and one beverage is included for dinner guests.The event will be hosted by Community Cultural Center, the “CCC,” of Tonasket, 411 S Western Avenue. Presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. with desserts, tea and coffee; the dinner benefiting the CCC begins at 5:00 p.m.

CCC Talent Show The CCC will be having their annual Winter Talent show on Saturday, Feb. 8, at 6:30 p.m. We are reaching out into the communities for talent. Are you a singer, player, speaker, or do gymnastics or dance? We are wanting to put you on our stage for a 5-10 minute performance. We will furnish the sound equipment and stage lights; you will be able to showcase your performance. Please call 486-1328 to sign up. Backpack Sprayer Calibration OKANOGAN - The Okanogan County Noxious Weed Control Board will be holding a Calibration Class for backpack sprayers and ATV’s on Thursday, April 17. We need a minimum of 20 participants in order to hold the class, so preregistration by March 1 is required. In the class you will learn how to calibrate your sprayer, figure out how much product your sprayer is actually putting out per acre and practice calculating application rates or how much product you need to put in your sprayer based on label recommendations. There will be a $5 charge for the class, and possibly several pesticide license credits will be available. For more info call the Noxious Weed Office at (509) 422-7165, or stop by the office, Room 102 in the County Courthouse. Tonasket Food Bank TONASKET - The Tonasket food bank operates every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Sarge’s Burger Bunker, 101 Hwy. 97 N. For more information, contact Deb Roberts at (509) 486-2192. Oroville Food Bank OROVILLE - The Oroville food bank operates every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., excluding holidays, in the basement of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. For more info, call Jeff Austin at (509) 4763978 or Sarah Umana at (509) 476-2386.

neer up Siwash Creek. In 1982, she moved back to Maple Valley to finish raising her family, and studied nursing at Greenriver Community College. She will be remembered as devoted to her family and friends, and as considerate and loving as a person can be. She enjoyed visiting, gardening, music, reading, sewing, walks, and most everything else in life. Her sense of humor and creativity inspired and brightened everyone’s day. Her beaming smile will be deeply missed. Survived by her children Pablo Plakos, Allma Plakos, Russell Keenan and wife Sara, and Jeff Keenan. Her grandchildren Kayla, Orion, and Nova are wonderful. Her brother Joe Keenan and sisters Stephanie Box and Cindy Lee will truly miss their sister.

James E. Moss

James E. Moss passed away peacefully on October 26, 2013

a serve at this time. Therefore a Celebration of Life will take place on July 19, 2014. There will be further information in the spring as to the location and time. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers memorials be sent to Hospice of North Idaho at 9493 N. Government Way, Hayden, ID 83835. WSU MED/EDU Willed Body Program in Pullman, Wash. (509) 335-2602. The Kidney Foundation or a charity of your choice. English Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements.

James Moss at Bristol Heights Assisted Living in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. He fought his kidney disease battle with humor, courage and dignity along with wonderful care from Hospice of North Idaho. Per Jim’s request there is not

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NEW Hope Bible Fellowship

(Formerly Oroville Community Bible Fellowship)

Service Time: Sun., 10:30 a.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

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

Valley Christian Fellowship


Chesaw Community Bible Church

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

MOLSON Community Christian Fellowship

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

RIVERSIDE Riverside Lighthouse - Assembly of God

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

TONASKET Holy Rosary Parish

1st & Whitcomb Ave., Tonasket 10:30 a.m. English Mass 1st Sunday of the Month Other Sundays at 8:30 a.m. 7:00 p.m. Spanish Mass every Saturday Father Jose Maldonado • 476-2110

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

Immanuel Lutheran Church

Trinity Episcopal

Tonasket Foursquare Church

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

Church of Christ

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

Seventh-Day Adventist

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

Oroville Free Methodist

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

1608 Havillah Rd., Tonasket • 509-485-3342 Sun. Worship 9 a.m. • Bible Study & Sun. School 10:15

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God--not by works, so that no one can boast.” -Eph. 2:8-9

“To every generation.” Celebrating 100 years 1905-2005

Crossroads Meeting Place 415-A S. Whitcomb Ave. • Pastor George Conkle Sunday: 10 a.m. (509) 486-2000 • cell: (509) 429-1663

Tonasket Community UCC

24 E. 4th, Tonasket • 486-2181

“A biblically based, thoughtful group of Christian People”

Sunday Worship at 11 a.m. Call for program/activity information Leon L. Alden, Pastor

Whitestone Church of the Brethren

577 Loomis-Oroville Rd., Tonasket. 846-4278 9:15am Praise Singing. 9:30am Worship Service 10:45am Sunday school for all ages

Ellisforde Church of the Brethren

32116 Hwy. 97, Tonasket. 846-4278 10am Sunday School. 11am Worship Service

“Continuing the work of Jesus...simply, peacefully, together”

Pastor Jim Yaussy Albright.

LOOMIS Loomis Community Church

Main Street in Loomis 9:45 a.m. Sunday School 11 a.m. Worship Service Pastor Bob Haskell Information: 509-223-3542

To place information in the Church Guide call Charlene 476-3602

Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune, January 23, 2014  

January 23, 2014 edition of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune

Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune, January 23, 2014  

January 23, 2014 edition of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune