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Tonasket bond fails to get 60 percent BY GARY A. DEVON MANAGING EDITOR

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Cash DeVon (left) waits with high anticipation as dad Rocky releases the race cards in the Northwest Ice Fishing Festival’s version of the Pinewood Derby. While those with fishing poles were frustrated at the lack of on-ice action for the third straight year, the festival itself had plenty to offer in the Molson Grange Hall. Cash came away with two $30 gift certificates to the Pastime Bar & Grill in Oroville.


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OKANOGAN COUNTY – Voters in the Oroville, Tonasket, Pateros, Brewster, Okanogan and Omak School Districts all approved levies in the Tuesday, Feb. 11 Special Election, however, a measure that would have expanded facilities and replaced the Alternative School in the Tonasket District has fallen short of approval. The $6 million bond would have allowed the Tonasket School District to expand the elementary and high school facilities, adding more classroom space needed to fulfill the district’s goal of getting back to a full day – something that is being required for all high schools by the state in the coming year. With the bond used to construct the current school buildings in 1997 being retired last December (months earlier than originally planned), the $6 million for new construction would have been used to add four classrooms and office space to the elementary school; replace the Alternative Education building (near the tennis courts) that is nearing the end of its life span; adding four classrooms, laboratory bays and additional flexible space to the middle/high school complex; and add a permanent concession stand and provide funding to address long-term maintenance issues with the outdoor athletic facilities The bond, which needed at least a 60 percent supermajority, had only received 54.37 percent of the returned ballots in favor of the issue as of the second ballot count held last Friday, Feb. 14.

Tonasket’s two-year Maintenance and Operations Levy of $1.64 million replaces the existing similar levy that expires this year. Of that total $640,000 is dedicated to increasing staffing as the district extends its school day about 45 minutes. The district has operated with a shortened day since the mid-1990s and has been attempting to return to the full day for several years. The levy passed by a wide margin. Even though it needed only a simple majority of 51 percent, the proposition garnered 64.24 percent approval. Oroville also passed their $1.497 million M&O Levy, a direct replacement for the prior two-year levy with 59.45 percent. The collection rate of $2.40 per thousand is slightly less than that for the previous levy because property values within the school district have increased. The M&O levy provides additional money for programs and operations that the state either does not fund or does not fund completely. The levy represents approximately 23 percent of the school districts 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, according to Steve Quick, Oroville School District Superintendent. Oroville Voters also approved redistricting boundaries of board members to create another at-large position. The District #2 board member position has


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MOLSON - The fish were biting at Sidley and Molson Lakes. Two weeks ago, anyway. By the time the Northwest Ice Fishing Festival commenced Saturday, Feb. 15, the 5,000 or so Rainbow Trout that had been planted and nurtured through the winter had done their vanishing act for the third straight year, leaving competitors in the fishing derby bereft of luck and fish. “They were being caught into late January,” said Robin Stice, who coordinated the event. “We had a biologist here to check things and he caught one in less than a half an hour. People have been catching fish all along. They were averaging about 15 inches.” A recent shrimp hatch received the brunt of the blame as the fish were apparently gorged and had no interest in what those attempting to catch the fish had to offer. There were a number of reports of the small shrimp floating up into the ice holes, however. With that in mind, the festival committee decided that three years of bad luck was enough. Next year’s event will be held Jan. 17 - Martin Luther King Day weekend - in order to precede the shrimp hatching. Stice presented the idea to the post-derby crowd that gathered in the Molson Grange Hall for prizes and raffle drawings and was met with boisterous approval from the frustrated fishing crowd. “The weather will be colder,” Stice said. “But these are people who fish on the ice in the winter. They’ll probably be ready for it.”

Tonasket School Board tries to chart course after bond failure BY BRENT BAKER BBAKER@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM

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James and Travis, who traveled from Kettle Falls, keep warm over a wood fire as they tried in vain to catch one of 5,000 Rainbow rout planted in Sidley and Molson Lakes. Below, more would-be competitors wait for that elusive bite. MORE THAN FISHING The other casualty of the weekend were the dog sled demonstrations planned by the Rev. Gary Forgey due to the lack of snow. However, the rest of the weekend’s activities were well attended, beginning with Tim Behrens performing “A Fine And Pleasant Misery” on Friday evening. Saturday morning, the grange hall hosted its annual pancake breakfast and served more than 225 meals. Visitors kept eating throughout the day, also buying 100 lunches from Sitzmark Ski Area volunteers. With the local ski hill unable to open this year due to a lack of snow, the organization is dependent on fundraisers and donations to maintain


its insurance despite the lack of income. The Arts and Crafts Fair featured a huge array of colorful quilts and other handmade items. Vendors had water color pictures, drawings, beautiful pressed flower arrangements, embroidered home items, hats, books,breads and deserts, antler art and other gift items. For the first time, the festival featured Pinewood Derby racing, in the tradition of the annual Cub Scout competition. Using an old, “retired” track, divisions of kids and the young at heart wanting to relive their Pinewood Derby days of yore competed both for speed and appearance, winning gift certificates for their efforts. “A big part of the weekend is the culture, the history and adventure,” Stice said. “A lot of the people I talk to are happy because their family comes home for the three day weekend. It gets people outside having fun. And our arts and crafts fair this year was our best ever.”


TONASKET - The need to expand and upgrade facilities is still there; the money, however, is not. The Tonasket School Board called a special meeting Monday, Feb. 17, to try to figure out its next move in the wake of the failure of its $6 million bond measure for several planned construction projects. Though the election won’t be certified for a week, the bond was just over five percent shy of the 60 percent supermajority needed to win at the ballot. The measure led 990-831 (54.37 percent) but would have needed 1093 to pass. The maintenance and operations levy, however, was passing with a county-high 64.24 percent of the vote. If passed, the bond would have funded the construction of an additional wing, or “pod,” in the elementary school; expanded the shop area and added classrooms to the middle and high school; replaced the portable that currently houses the Alternative and Outreach schools; and upgraded/refurbish the athletic facilities, including the building of bathroom/concession facilities. The board was seeking public comment and received plenty of it, including a number of questions and comments they apparently had not encountered during their campaigning efforts over the last six weeks that included meetings with about 20 community and civic groups. Several patterns that the board will need to address came out of the session, which lasted nearly two and a half hours. First, voting patterns from individ-



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ual precincts indicated that the bond received far more support from areas nearer the city. Outlying areas such as Aeneas Valley, Wauconda, Loomis and Pine Creek voted heavily against the bond. Second, there was definitely more support for some portions of the project than for others. Third, there were multiple reasons that people chose to vote against the levy that may not be easily untangled. Several comments revealed that there is public discomfort with the function of the Alternative School and the Outreach Program, which are two separate programs housed in the decaying portable near the tennis courts. Some of the most pointed comments of the night came from those who felt that the alternative students should be plugged back in with the mainstream high school. Others defended the need for the program based on the need to graduate students with a wide variety of learning styles and needs, and cited a number of success stories. At any rate, there was some indication that a number of “no” votes might have swung the other way without the inclusion of a rebuilt Alternative School. There were also indications that many “no” voters felt that two much money was allocated to the athletic facilities, including the bathrooms. There was also further discussion about how changes in education, including (but not limited to) state law mandating reduced class sizes, meant that a facility that at one time housed more than 1,200 students not has crowding issues with just over 1,050 students. Other comments alleged a lack of trust by community and school staff in the board and administration to do what they promised, while others felt that a core group of naysayers have been on the same page for decades. Still others felt that the bond measure

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Local girls were decked out for the Father-Daughter dance that was Sierra Speiker’s senior project on Saturday, Feb. 15.

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Oroville FBLA competitors at regionals last week included (front row, l-r), Yessica Nemecio, Bethany Roley, Pie Todd, Faith Martin, Chapter Vice President Ashley Marcolin, Kali Peters, Regional Vice President Luke Kindred, (back) Phoebe Poynter, Lena Fuchs, Shelby Scott, Dakota Haney, VP Candidate Tori Kindred, Sammie Walimaki, Ellamae Burnell and Bailey Griffin.

Oroville FBLA excels at Regionals 12 headed to state competition SUBMITTED BY TONY KINDRED OROVILLE FBLA ADVISER

WENATCHEE - Oroville Jr/Sr High students traveled to Wenatchee Valley College on Tuesday, Feb. 11 to the North Central Region Future Business Leader Competition. After spending multiple meetings planning and practicing at the high school, 12 Oroville students will head to state competition based upon their regional finish. Luke Kindred, North Central Region Vice President, presided over the conference of approximately 500 attendees. Kindred spoke to the membership and presented awards and met with regional advisers and judges. He also introduced his sister Tori Kindred as one of the next candidates for Vice President. She will campaign at the state competition held at the Westin Hotel in Seattle in April. Ashley Marcolin, Vice President of the local chapter, assisted Kindred in his efforts to help the chapter members prepare for competition. She played a key role in organizing fundraisers and conference paperwork as well as handling the awards ceremony with Tori Kindred and member Kali Peters. Dawn Miller also proved to be a valuable member to the Oroville chapter. She played an integral part in the competition as a judge for the client service competition. The members sincerely appreciate her tireless efforts to the chapter. Oroville FBLA members would like to sincerely thank all of the businesses, family, staff and administration for their support in their competitive efforts and for their

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Two teams in Network Design, including Kali Peters, Ashley Marcolin, Bethany Roley, Shelby Scott, Faith Martin and Pie Todd show off their regional certificates and will head to state in April. Regional VP Luke Kindred (rear) presided over the conference. assistance in their efforts to become successful leaders. To find out more about FBLA you can go to: If you would like to become a professional member, please contact Tony Kindred at 509-476-3612 To Find out how you can help support the Oroville Business Leaders, please call 509-476-3612 ext. 2404.

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To the businesses and individuals who donated to the Tonasket Chamber Banquet and Auction in January. Below is a list of contributors: All Sew Embroidery and Engraving Allen’s Auto Parts Tim and Julie Alley Jerry Asmussen, auctioneer Buena Vista Quilting Beyers Market CJ Cycle Roger Castelda The Comancheros Tonasket Community Cultural Center Cook’s Cutting Edge Julie Conkle The Chronicle Terra Del Sol Vinters Double S Meats Edie Dunlap Lee Franks Mercantile Gazette-Tribune Grant’s Market Highlandia Jewellers Aaron Kester The Kuhler

La Ultima Maximus Fitness Midway Building Supply Dr. Rob Nau Old Creamery OK Chevrolet The Quality Stop Rancho Chico Roy’s Pharmacy Spectacle Lake Resort Sunstar Computers Tim’s Country Saw Shop Bob and Jane Thompson Tonasket High School FCCLA Volunteers Tonakset Natural Foods Coop Tonakset Police Department II Sisters Country Crazy Cowgirl Bling US Bank VIP Insurance Bertha Wandler Wild Rose Floral

Thank you for attending this year’s banquet. See you next year!


OROVILLE - The FatherDaughter Dance was held on Saturday, Feb. 15, in the Oroville High School commons. The dance was a huge success. Smiles and laughter filled the room on all the young ladies and their dates’ faces. This dance started as a simple memory of a wonderful time I (Sierra Speiker) had with my father that I wanted to share with other girls. I have never put on a dance before. I was expecting maybe 50 people but I was thrilled when at 6:50 there was already a huge line out the door. At one point during the dance I was told that somebody had stopped counting at 100. This dance was my senior project; it was a very enjoyable event to put on from start to finish. I personally felt that all in attendance appeared to have a wonderful time. Everyone was dressed up and ready to dance the night away. This night could not have been possible without the help of so many. A special thank you goes

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There were smiles aplenty at Saturday’s Father-Daughter dance at Oroville High School. out to the following: Trish and Mitch Tibbs; Susan, Tanner and Kelsey Smith; Dakota Haney; Aya Cruspero; Menze Pickering and family; Blake Rise; Ms. Griffin; Mr. Hutchinson; Becky Lewis; and my parents Susan and Jon Speiker. Finally thank you to everyone that attended to make this event such a success.

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MOSES LAKE - The Tonasket Middle School LEGO Robotics team finished sixth out of 26 teams at the state semi finals on Saturday, Feb. 15, in Moses Lake. Tonasket will continue on to the state championships in Ellensburg this weekend. The team was sponsored by the GEAR UP program and received

additional support from the community, said Women in STEM Program Coordinator Michele Giovia, who also is one of the team’s coaches. There will be 54 teams from across the state competing on Saturday, Feb. 22, at Central Washington University in Ellensburg. Expected attendance is approximately 2,400 people.

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Above left, the Arts and Crafts show featured dozens of handmade items and was billed as the best ever at the Northwest Ice Fishing Festival; top right, with the fish not biting, a other outdoor pursuits became attractive; middle right, Indira Roraback selects her prize as the Youngest Fisherman; right, Carl Bjelland accepts his $500 Hughes Department Store gift certificate from Oroville Chamber of Commerce President Clyde Andrews.

FESTIVAL | FROM A1 Fishing in past years has been better, but Stice said the purpose of the festival is as much cultural as anything. Stice said she was inspired by an “older gentlemen” that suggested to the Okanogan County Tourism Council years ago that suggested that Sidley Lake was the best place in the region for an ice fishing festival. “We put it off for a couple of years,” she said. “He kind of disappeared but I never let go of the idea. I grew up ice fishing in Molson and thought, our culture is eroding. Unless we start doing stuff to preserve it, it will go away faster.” The three-day weekend provides the funding to hire an intern at the Oroville Visitors Center and the Sidley Lake Aerator Project. But other organizations benefit from the event as well. “All these things from my childhood come together to make a great event,” Stice said. “The arts and crafts fair. Of course you have to have the Molson Grange and the pancake breakfast. It gives them a chance to have a fundrais-

er as well. Sitzmark also needed a way to make money - they are largely supported by donations as a non-profit club. We did a raffle and involved businesses in Oroville, Tonasket and beyond.”

Plenty of help “We conduct this professionally,” Stice said. We have a lot of people who participated in the coordination. This year Clyde and Sandy Andrews of the Camaray did the bulk of the work. They’re great to work with; have a great attitude and they’re a couple of workhorses. Vickie Hart helps with registration and her husband is on the board. Sandy Andrews is in charge of registration and is the raffle coordinator.” Then, of course, were to key personnel who ended up with little to do: fish judge Larry Smith, who ended up with no fish to weight; and Len Firpo, who acted as safety officer. “Larry required training for this,” Stice said. “And Larry, I’m 100 percent confident in his abilities because we’ve been on ski

patrol at Sitzmark together and I’ve seen him in action.” She also credited Mike Tibbs for donating Sani-cans for the weekend; The Okanogan County Road Crew and Dave Hilstad for clearing out extra space for parking; MaryLou Kriner for taking charge of the arts and crafts fair; her husband Patrick for running the aerator through the winter to keep the lake oxygenated; and the Oroville Chamber board, which put the event on. The lack of fish was a bit of a downer, but Stice said it wasn’t, in the end, what she was after, despite the steps taken to remedy that situation. “It really warms my heart to see people enjoying themselves outside,” she said. “To be outside, this day and age, to get unplugged and get kids away from their cell phones and video games, and get adults away from the phones and Blackberries. “My biggest thing is seeing people have fun, joking around with each other, parents with their kids.”

Prize Winners - Drawings of Fishing Registrations Grand Prize $500 Hughes Dept. Store Certificate to Carl Bjelland 1st Place $50 Akins Certificate and $25 Rancho Chico Cert. and Big R Fishing Pole to Mark Scholla ($110 value) 2nd Place $50 Akins Harvest Foods Certificate and Eden Valley Natural Beef basket to Paul Fontaine (value $90) 3rd Place $50 Akins Certificate Mike Sheldon Youth 1st Place Pole with tackle, sleeping bag and Tackle box -- from Mary Lou’s Gifts to Cameron Jones (value $80) Youth 2nd Place Pole w/tackle - Mary Lou’s Gifts, Kid pillow, flashlight,and Magnifier from Lee Franks to Ben Scheidemantle Youth 3rd Place Tackle kit and games From Mary Louís to Indira Roraback Smallest Fish $35 Certificate to Hometown From Chuck Spieth to Karen Buchanan Oldest Fisherman Gift certificate to Don Beanblossom Youngest Fisherman Puzzles from Mary Lou’s Gifts to Indira Roraback Grand Raffle Prize 2 Night Stay from Veranda Beach to Dick Garner ($450 value) Special Drawing The Northwest Ice Fishing Committee realized the fishing was disappointing and to show consideration for outstanding sportsmanship decided to conduct two drawings of $50 gift certificates donated by Akins Harvest Foods. All fishing registrations went into the pot for the Wild Card Draws. The winners were Laura Robinson and Jerry Milholland. Gold Level Sponsors Kinross, Camaray Motel, Hughes Dept Store, Pastime Bar & Grill and Akins Harvest Foods Silver Level Sponsors: Seven P Solutions and Mary Lou’s Gifts & More.


The NW Ice Fishing Festival Committee (a part of the Oroville Chamber) wishes to thank the following organizations, businesses and individuals for their donations of funding, prizes and/or labor at the

11th Annual 2014 NW Ice Fishing Festival

Akins Harvest Foods America’s Family Grill Apple Valley Machine Shop Big R of Omak Buena Vista Quilting Borderland Historical Society Camaray Motel Community Auto Dick Garner Eden Valley Guest Ranch Farmers Insurance / Chuck Spieth Len Firpo, Safety Officer Rev. Gary Forgy, Dog Sledding Info Garrett Construction Gazette-Tribune Graybill, Dave Dave Hilstad, Parking Lot Plowing Home Town Pizza Hughes Department Store / Ace Hardware It’s Still Good Kinross Gold Lee Franks Mercantile / Ace Hardware Leah Cathryn Day Spa Mary Lou’s Gifts & More North Cascades Broadcasting, Inc. Bud McSpadden, Entertainment Midway Bldg Supply

MOLSON GRANGE Molson-Chesaw Fire Dept. -Tim Mason John Myrick, Areator Location North Okanogan Co. PW Road Crew Omak Chronicle Oroville Pharmacy Oroville Reman & Reload Pastime Bar & Grill Quick Stop – 76 Station Rancho Chico Restaurant Tonasket REMAX Lake and Country Seven P Solutions Shannon’s Place Sitzmark Ski Area Pat Stice, Aerator Operation Larry Smith, Judge Sterling Bank / Peggy Shaw Subway / Oroville Subway / Tonasket Taber’s Taste of Summer Thompson Bees Tibbs, Mike Tonasket Pizza Co. Trino’s Mexican Restaurant Veranda Beach Vicki’s Unique Boutique / Vicki Hart World of Gaia

Gold Level Sponsors for this well attended event included: Akins Harvest Foods, Camaray Motel, Hughes Department Store, and The Pastime Bar & Grill. Silver Sponsors included Mary Lou’s Gifts and More, Veranda Beach and Seven P Solutions. Thank you sponsors! In addition to the non-monetary benefits of keeping our culture alive and providing a wonderful social event, the proceeds from this event support the Sidley Lake Aerator Project and the Oroville Visitor Center, housed at the Depot Museum. We have performed this event since 2004. It is the desire of the committee and attendees to hold the event in January during Saturday the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day week end. A big thank you (and hugs) to Sandy and Clyde Andrews, Larry Smith and Mary Lou Kriner for such high level event support and coordination. Respectfully submitted, Robin Stice, Event Chair.

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Woman’s body recovered from river


By Brent Baker

The students at Oroville Elementary school are reading up a rainbow as part of the Principal’s Challenge at Oroville Elementary School. Principal Joan Hoehn (right) dressed in red, including her hair, when the students reached the goal of reading 1000 books. She dressed in yellow and orange when they met the second goal of 2500 books. The next goal she will be green, then blue, and finally purple completing the colors of the rainbow and 5000 books.

TONASKET - The body of a woman who apparently jumped off Tonasket’s Fourth Street Bridge was found the evening of Wednesday, Feb. 12, in the Okanogan River about 300 yards south of the bridge. Tonasket Police Chief Robert Burks said that an autopsy was completed on last Friday, but as of Tuesday morning had not been able to reach family members with the results. “What I can say is that no foul play is suspected,” Burks said. “The results were consistent with

her having jumped off the bridge.” Lisa Schell, 44, was reported missing by her husband at about 7:00 a.m. Monday, Feb. 10. Tonasket EMS and Fire were called to assist, Burks said. Burks added that Schell, who had a history of mental illness, had waded into the river the previous week and had been “talked out” of the water by a passing motorist. “We didn’t know about that until she was reported missing,” he said. By 7:30, Burks said, a friend had found her coat at the bridge, and a hole in the ice-covered river was spotted directly below

the bridge. Burks said that the Okanogan County Sheriff Department ascertained that conditions were too dangerous for divers. He said searches continued downriver along the shoreline, as well as in town. “It looked like she had gone in the water,” Burks said, “but we didn’t want to assume that.” Burks said one of his officers found her at about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday near the west river bank. The Fire Department was called to assist. “I’m glad that we found her so that the family could have some closure,” Burks said.

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vote | FROM A1 remained vacant since October 2012 when that district’s representative resigned. 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 posi-

tion, which would allow anybody who lives within the district as a whole to fill it, said Quick. He added, that three years ago voters overwhelmingly approved a change from five distinct districts to four defined ones and one at-large.

The measure also needed a supermajority and received 66.02 percent approval. The election will be certified on Tuesday, Feb. 25, according to Chief Deputy Mila Jury, Certified Election Administrator with the county auditor’s office.

at the next meeting; GEAR UP coordinator Bob Ashmore had a preliminary version of a survey on hand that was discussed and will be used as a starting point for the final product. The board needs to decide within the next few weeks whether to try again at on the next available election date, which would need to be filed by March 6. If the board determines after

getting further public input that the proposal needs to be changed (as opposed to continuing its public education efforts), it may need to be run at a later date. The board voted to hold a second public session prior to next week’s regular board meeting. The bond discussion will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 24, with the regular meeting postponed until 8:00.

Tonasket looks to extend slower speed zone By Brent Baker

TONASKET - The Tonasket City Council is looking to extend the 35 and 25 mile per hour speed limit zones on the south side of town and discussed making the request of the Washington Department of Transportation at their Tuesday, Feb. 11, council meeting. While there was basic agreement that it needed to be done, Mayor Patrick Plumb said it that there was some discussion over how far to extend the slower zones.

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bond | FROM A1 may have been more readily accepted had the public been asked first what they were willing to support. Board member Catherine Stangland, however, defended the board as having put together a package that addressed what was needed by the students. The board tasked superintendent Paul Turner with ensuring that a survey for the community would be ready for approval


“There was some talk of extending it all the way to the rodeo grounds,” he said. “That may be too far. But we need to extend it far enough that people get the idea that they need to be going slower as they get into town.” He added that further discussion with the DOT would be necessary before making any changes but that annexations to the city’s south side have added to the necessity of slowing traffic. The council also passed two ordinances and a resolution: • The 10 minute loading and unloading zone in front of

North Valley Hospital’s Verbeck Building has been eliminated. That area is now considered two hour parking, consistent with the rest of the downtown core. The 10 minute zone was left over from when the building housed North Valley Assisted Living. • Another ordinance provides for the issuance of a taxable water revenue bond for the city; • The resolution authorizes the investment of city funds in the Local Government Investment Pool. The council’s next regular meeting will be Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m.

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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”

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Oroville Free Methodist



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.

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

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

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

Church of Christ

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Chesaw Community Bible Church

PC of G Bible Faith Family 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

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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

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The Northwest Ice Fishing Festival wouldn’t have run smoothly as it did - fish or no fish - without volunteers like (l-r) Peggy Shaw, Vickie Hunt, MaryLou Kriner and Sandy Andrews.

Missed out on the ice fishing fest

Well, I missed out on the ice fishing for the first time since it started – mind you I never fish, just go from spot to spot seeing how everyone else is doing and taking photos. I especially like taking photos of the dog sledding demonstrations – however, the rides weren’t given because of lack of snow. The events in the Grange Hall are also fun to see with arts and crafts, raffles, music and food. Unfortunately it was the third year in a row that the anglers got skunked – I guess it wasn’t me bringing bad luck. As a member of the Oroville Chamber of Commerce board my e-mail inbox has been filling up with ideas of what we, as sponsors, should do for next year. It looks like we’ll move the event up from President’s Day Weekend to Martin Luther King Weekend in January and try to take advantage of the colder weather when the fish seemed to be biting this year. According to all reports the Pinewood Derby Out of Race was a big hit and the Chamber intends to bring that back and make it even bigger and My Mind I know my mom and everyone else who Gary A. DeVon better. saw the Patrick McMannis one-man play as performed by Tim Behrens said it was especially funny. I really wanted to see the show – my kids always liked listening to McMannis books on tape when we used to go for long drives and the books have always been among my favorites. The Ice Fishing Festival is important in several ways –- of course it brings people to the area who might not know that we have something great to offer in the winter time, but it also helps to raise money for the Oroville Visitor Center, which is operated by the Okanogan Borderland’s Historical Society. The festival is also famous for being a reunion weekend for people from the area, especially the highlands, who travel back to have some fun with family and friends in Molson. None of this could happen without the many volunteers, led by Robin Stice – People from the Chamber of Commerce, the Molson Grange and many more. People who want to make things happen for our area – bring in tourists and local families and give them something to do each winter. Even though the festival has struggled from a fisherman’s point of view the Chamber and others are working to bring back some of that success it had in the early days and make this unique event something that everyone can be proud of. As for me, I was cheering on the Zags at my alma mater and they didn’t disappoint, handily defeating Loyola Marymount.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Two related community subjects Dear Gary, It seems we have some communication problems and folks getting stirred up about wrong reasons. First the uproar about not using the library for an indoor farmers market…. There are regulations our town officials have no control over, yet have to follow. So, please lay off the bashing when they are only doing their job. We do have in our town a building that would serve very well for an indoor farmers market and it has been offerred for just that. But No one paid any attention to that available source: Our big Grange Hall built for community use would suit the purpose very well. Plus many other functions. Perhaps there are some don’t know about the Grange. That could be why it is ignored…. The grange fellowship was formed by our country predecessors. It Is an organization for


people of the area to have a place to meet, to be a voice in local needs, to be a source to back our kids with scholarships and things to do. The grange offers many ways to better our community . Some excellent insurance is available through the Grange….Plus quite a few more perks for our town. Now down to the hard facts: folks are ignoring our group and the building available for community use. If this goes on, we will lose the building and all the things it stands for. Folks of the area need to come forward and see what the grange can do for our town and area. If we don’t get local backing the grange hall will be lost to everyone……the folks that have kept it going are fetting along in years and need younger ones to come help… please…. Come this Thursday night at 7 p.m. and see what Grange is all about and Gary, please do check it out. It Is a perk for our town and you should not ignore us. In God we trust, Betty Roberts Oroville

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Support upcoming MCT production Dear Editor To Whom It May Concern: I am writing to ask for your support of an upcoming event that means a lot to the children of Tonasket, the production of Beauty Lou and The Country Beast on March 2, 2014 at Tonasket High School, 5 pm and 7 pm. Each year the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) comes to our school to give our youth the opportunity to participate in performing arts. MCT Tour/Actor Directors arrive on Monday, audition and cast our kids by that afternoon, work with them throughout the week and by Saturday the cast is ready to perform a fullscale hour long musical production. Participating in an MCT residency teaches our kids more than just theatre. In each MCT cast, girls and boys are equal, the disabled become able, the shy experiment with bravery and the gifted become part of the whole. The lesson they learn is that all of them are necessary for the show to go on. Throughout MCT’s residency week, our children will have fun learning lines, songs and dances. And they’ll learn that if they work hard ... if they push themselves ... they can create something wonderful! It’s priceless! Well, so we wish … This is where you come in. Because of cutbacks in support for our art programs, we need to raise money from community members. This year’s residency will cost $2, 750 we already have $1000 in donations. Please consider a gift at any level to help ensure this program will continue in our community. A gift, of any size, will ensure your name on the program and the flyers around town! Without this program, our community will not have this tremendous opportunity. Please mail donations to: TES PTO 35 Hwy. 20 ES Tonasket, WA, 98855. My deepest gratitude, Kari Alexander Tonasket

Celebrating George Washington’s birthday Every February, it is customary for our children and grandchildren to celebrate George Washington’s Birthday, or President’s Day, by learning about the Father of our Country. School children will learn that George Washington was married to Martha, defeated the British as General of the Continental Army, and served as our nation’s first president. They will also learn Washington has a state named in his honor, had wooden teeth, and the legend REP. DOC that he chopped down cherry tree and when HASTINGS aasked about it by his 4th Dist. WA father said, “I cannot tell a lie.” Yet, George Washington’s greatest contributions to our country do not lend easily to elementary school lessons. When our children reach the age of 18, they gain the right to vote and have a voice in selecting our president. However, without George Washington’s leadership and foresight, the United States of America may

never have come to be the democracy it is today and the position of the Presidency never created. Against all odds, General Washington commanded the Continental Army to victory against the greatest military in the world. After the British surrendered, Washington denounced suggestions from many of the patriots who had fought with him for liberty that the military govern the new nation and he become King. Instead, Washington humbly retired his command and returned home. Several years later, when the new Constitution was written, Washington presided over the Convention in an impartial role. The British monarchy remained fresh in American memory, and fear of a tyrannical executive led the Convention to divide the government into three equal branches. The distrust of executive power was so great that many accepted the new Constitution’s creation of a president, only with the assumption that Washington would serve in that role. Washington was, of course, unanimously selected to become our first President. Washington gave life to the newly-created office: providing stability for the new republic, respecting the role of Congress, and establishing the role of the president as a servant,

not ruler, of the people. Despite calls for him to seek a third term, Washington declined and returned home to Mt. Vernon, setting a precedent for future presidents to come. By insisting on democratic rule, setting high-standards of humble service, and relinquishing his powerful position after two terms in office, George Washington truly guaranteed he would forever be “first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen.” Hastings has annnounced that he is retiring at the end of the year and will not seek reelection. He is Chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources. The committee has jurisdiction over most federal land use and water policies, including national forests, national parks and monuments, wilderness areas, national scenic areas, Indian reservations and BLM lands. Of importance to Central Washington and the Pacific Northwest, the Committee oversees the Bonneville Power Administration, Bureau of Reclamation irrigation projects (Columbia Basin Project and Yakima Project), endangered species recovery, federal hydropower projects, Payment-In-Lieu-Of-Taxes (PILT) payments and firefighting on federal lands.



OKANOGAN VALLEY LIFE Saying goodbye to many good friends Such a variation of weather…from extremely cold, to snow, then some warm temps, melted the snow, then more snow, warm sunshine melted the snow again, and so it goes. And guess what, all of the above has brought out the buttercups. Yep! I have seen them used as a table décor at church and brought in by Joan Thorndike. Once again death has called some of our friends. Allan Wall, long time resident of Oroville, but for the past few years Wenatchee has been his home. Services for Allan were held at the Episcopal Church, last Saturday. Jimmy, “one of the Jackson boys” also long time resident, passed away. Jim lived alone and when his brothers checked to

see if he was okay, as he didn’t answer his phone, they found that he had died in his sleep. I think probably he would have preferred that way out, so as not to bother anyone. Jim had a good memory with many stories filed away. He will be severely missed at the “coffee clatches” and at the Oroville Senior Center, as well as by his family and many friends. And yet another of our lifelong, highly respected business persons, has been called to his higher reward, that being Mr. Ralph Zosel. Ralph was a quiet man and left this world, in the same manner, after reaching his 97th birthday. Condolences go out to the family. Last Saturday there were three memorials in town. Way too many!

Bashful fish took a hike during NW Ice Fish Festival



The registration tables were manned by Mary Lou Kriner, Peggy Shaw, Vicki Heart and Sandy Andrews. These ladies also were a big part of getting the vendors lined up, securing prizes, donations and selling raffle tickets. Bob and Linda McDaniel were the caretakers of the heat in the Grange Hall so we were all warm and toasty. Other important people were Len Firpo in charge of the lake office and the safety of all. Clyde Andrews set up his construction lights in the hall to make it bright and well lit. Larry Smith was a “Fish Judge” willing and waiting. Tim Mason was also on site. Davie Hilstad did a fine job clearing the parking lot areas. Sandy Sutton and her Havillah crew were in charge of lunch. The top five sponsors at $500 each were: the Camaray Motel, Harvest Foods, Kinross, HughesAce Hardware and the Pastime Bar & Grill. I am sure there were many more sponsors of $50 Gift Certificates and other gifts


Molson was awake and moving early last Saturday for the annual Ice Fishing Festival. Well – that is except for the 5000 fish that were planted a while ago. The last couple of weeks rumors had it that “fish on” was the word and that the fishermen were landing some good size fish. So, what happens on the day of the Ice Fishing Festival? You guessed it! The fish all took a hike. This is the third year in a row there was not one fish caught. That’s right No Fish. Again. The big event of the morning was the Pancake Breakfast that fed 229 starting at 7am. It takes a lot of planning and work in the background to put events like this together. Thanks to all that helped, starting with Robin Stice. You are our fearless leader. Thank you.

Come have lunch and listen to music on Feb. 21 SUBMITTED BY DOLLY ENGELBRETSON OROVILLE SENIOR CENTER

Everyone seemed to have a good time at the Valentine’s Day party on Friday. Several prizes were distributed and everyone seemed to have fun. John and Joy Lawson and their Canadian Friends will be here this Friday the Feb. 21 to play music for our entertainment and enjoyment. Come have lunch with us and stay for the music. Entrees for this week and next: Tuesday, Feb. 18: Sweet and

Theater auditions set for ‘Taming of the Shrew’ Feb. 26 SUBMITTED BY SARAH KAISER TONASKET COMMUNITY THEATER

TONASKET - The Tonasket Community Theater will be holding auditions for a unique combination of Shakespeare dramatic comedies “Taming of the Shrew” and “The Tempest.” Auditions will take place Wednesday, Feb. 26, 6:30 p.m. at the Community Cultural Center of Tonasket, 411 Western Ave. These two plays would usually run two hours each, and are very complex. We have a condensed version that runs 40 minutes each, with major emphasis on the


What odd wheather we are having this winter. There will be awards given out for the NBHA on Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. On Feb. 21 will be the memorial for Lula Burber(Gardner) at 3 p.m. Please no flowers any donations will go to the Heart fund. Please send to P.O. Box 989 Tonasket, Wa 98855. On Feb. 24

OROVILLE SENIOR NEWS Sour Pork; Thursday, Feb. 20: Country Fried Steak; Friday, Feb. 21: Chicken; Tuesday, Feb. 25: Baked Fish; Thursday, Feb. 27: Teriyaki Beef and Friday, Feb. 28: Lasagne. Program speaker for Tuesday, Feb. 25 is Vicki Eberhart. She will be speaking about the new program she is starting in the Highlands regarding spinning the wool from several kinds of animals including angora rabbits, sheep, llamas and any other animal needing shearing. No doubt

TONASKET COMMUNITY THEATER physical comedy and outrageous characters. There are sword fights, fistfights, drunken brawls and standard farce confusion, all using Shakespearian dialect. These productions will be highly creative, family friendly plays with special musical touches and perfect for our local audience. We need at least 10 men and three women, but we could easily expand the cast to 20 men and six women. There are large parts, small walk-on bits, plenty

TONASKET EAGLES at 2 p.m. there will be a memorial for Clyde Vanarsdale, he was a member since1997. He passed away Feb 13th at the age of 93. He will be missed by may people and family. Don’t forget about Bingo on Fridays at 7 p.m. and the kitchen opens at 5:30 p.m. and Meat Draw at 6 p.m. Pinochle scores from last Sunday as follows: first place

One of my favorite movie stars, from Well, the old town (Oroville) was childhood days, Shirley Temple has died. jumpin’ Valentine’s night. The most cars She was such a “cutie.” I’d seen on Main Street for quite a long The Clock of Life is wound time. Food and drink being but once, and no person has shared by young and old! the power to tell just when And a goodly amount of tickthe hands will stop…at a late ets had been sold for the Pat or an early hour! So live each McManus comedy, as a lot of day to the fullest, as it could the seats in the high school be your last one. commons were filled. It is good to have Dean Our good buddy, Bob Brazle back in his home Hirst, had a redo of the suragain. After having pneumogery on his shoulder/arm, is nia he went to be with family once again back in Tonasket in Idaho, while recuperating hospital, seemingly doing he got a sinus infection, but is THIS & THAT well. now home and it was good to Joyce Emry Kudos to Justin Peterson, see him at the Oroville Senior eighth grader who started a Center last week for lunch. fund raising project, making Also it was good to have Norma donations to Inland Northwest Honor Verbeck “out” again, after a bout with Flight, helping to increase the funds availshingles. able for World War II, Korean War and Word has been received that Ellie vets from other wars, to have a free trip Cook, was to have heart surgery last to Washington, DC to see the memoriMonday to repair or replace a valve, in a als built in their honor. His original goal hospital near her winter home in Mesa, was to raise $600, enough to send one Ariz. Her Oroville friends wish her a vet, with the donated plane ticket from speedy recovery. Southwest Airlines. Generous donations

from Rancho Chico, Big R, Eden Valley Beef. If I missed anyone or a sponsor please excuse me. It was decided by the officials and the registered fishermen that all of their names would be put into a drawing to determine the winners. This list was not available to me at this writing, as to who won what. An added event this year was the Pine Wood Derby, sponsored by the Pastime Bar & Grill. It was standing room only in the Grange Hall Kitchen, to participate or watch. It was also decided the next years Festival would be scheduled for Jan. 17, 2015 the Saturday of Martin Luther King Holiday weekend, according to Robin Stice. We will see how that will work. Maybe a bit colder but maybe the fish will be surprised and stick around. Don’t forget BINGO on Friday night Feb. 21 at the Grange. The next open Grange Meeting will be on Feb. 27 at 6:30 p.m. starting with a potluck. The guest speaker will be Vickie Barnhart. She will talk about sheering and fiber. Should be a good meeting. Learn about the new group in Chesaw. Until next week. she will discuss preparing the wool for spinning into yarn. Do you suppose Betty Roberts and her beautiful spinning wheels will be on hand? The meeting starts here at the Center at 11 a.m. Pinochle scores for Saturday, Feb. 15: Door prize was won by Zane Gazaway; most pinochles by Jim Fry; high scoring man for the evening was also Jim Fry and the high scoring woman was Wilma. Just a reminder: The Stroke Support Group will be meeting on Thursday, Feb. 27 at the Youth Center, 607 Central Ave., Oroville. This is a support group for anyone who has had a stroke, no matter how long ago. More next time. of parts specifically for “older” characters, some parts that would be perfect for teenagers. We love experienced actors but are equally delighted to include beginners who have always wondered what it would be like to participate in Tonasket Community Theater. This is your chance! The rehearsals will generally be on Tuesday or Wednesday evenings, starting March 12. The play will be performed six times between June 14-28. The exact dates are not set yet. During the audition, we will read aloud from the script. You do not have to come with anything memorized. If this time/ date are not convenient or if you have any further questions, please contact Sarah Kaiser by leaving a message at the CCC (509) 486-1328 or email: Joann Michels, second place Ted Zackman and low score to Carol Ross and last pinochle went to Penny Smith and Jerry Cooksey. We wish all a speedy recovery to good health. God bless all. The Biggest Little Eagles in the State.

The King was here…

gave him the amount of $4300, allowing 15 veterans to make the trip. He has now raised $66,000 with a goal of $100,000 by the time he graduates from high school (I believe he will do it). Justin was a sixth grade student in Chewelah schools when he started on his mission and has since moved to Wenatchee but continues on with his project. In fact there will be a Nacho Feed, in Chewelah, March 8, at the American Legion. Justin has had great support from his parents, and many others. Remember when you help Justin, you are helping a veteran. My husband went on this trip and it is one of the highlights of his 87 years. Justin is the son of Larry and Elizabeth Peterson, Wenatchee, and grandson of Ron and Sandy Peterson and Tony and Peggy Koepke, Oroville. Our community is very proud of the efforts of this young man and I can think of five veterans in our area who have made the trip, and I’m sure Justin has left his mark in Chewelah and Spokane. He is a remarkable young man!



played a ton of 50’s pieces and you know what that means – lots of swing dancing and, of course, some of those dreamy slow ones, too. Huge thanks to Akins Harvest Foods and Frontier Foods for their donations to our hamburger bar; to the Americorp volunteers who manned the ice cream/soda fountain; to Andrew Worthen for his talented photography; and to Walt and Vicki Hart who so

He hobbled in, shakily pushing a walker, and somehow made it to the stage. Elvis is, after all, 79-years-old now! But, with the vigor of his youth (sorta) he performed for the crowd at the 50’s Dance last Saturday night, and he was hilarious. Many thanks to Bud McSpadden for giving us some good laughs. Cheers for Project 3:16 for the terrific music. They

Library to house ‘Seed Library’



open dates. Free seeds will be available. We are looking for old photo albums to use for seed cataloging,

Do you like to garden? Watch for flyers at the Oroville Library and around town, announcing

support our local community and its wildlife. You will not want to miss this inspiring event and meet some special guests. For more information, contact Lisa Lindsay at (509) 560-3828.


MOLSON - Family Bingo Night is Friday, Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. Come and enjoy, bring a friend and snacks to share. Children are welcome, this is a fun night. We have fun and have snacks at the break at half time.


OROVILLE – North Valley Community Schools is offering a Low Sugar Canning and Cooking class. Tired of using all that sugar in your favorite jams and jellies? There are options for low sugar spreads with just a few easy changes. You will gain information on making syrups and pie fillings, as well. This class is on Tuesday, Feb. 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. Your instructor is from WSU Extension Douglas County. Call Ellen Barttels at (509) 476-2011, email her at community.schools@oroville.wednet. edu, or visit our website at www. to sign up.


TWISP - The Okanogan Okanogan County Democrats are hosting Vote Builder Training at Twisp Works Administration Gateway building in Twisp on Saturday, Feb. 22. The Workshop starts at 12 p.m. and participants will need to bring a computer. For more information call Gay at (509) 996-7897.


TONASKET - The Okanogan Wildlife League (O.W.L) will be holding a public informational meeting on Monday, Feb. 24th from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Tonasket Community Cultural Center. Meet the founder and current president of the only Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center in Okanogan County and learn about the mission and focus of the organization. Discover the future plans and learn how you can help

Oroville. This is a support group for anyone who has had a stroke, no matter how long ago. Discussion from those who have recovered would also be very welcome. There will be a presentation and discussion on spasticity. There will be refreshments.


TONASKET - Tonasket Free Methodist Church will be hosting Heart to Heart, a women’s evening of praise, worship and fellowship, on


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OROVILLE - The Stroke Support Group will meet on Thursday, Feb., 27 at 10:30 a.m. at the YAC Youth Center at 607 Central Ave. (adjacent to the Free Methodist Church) in

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cops & courts Superior Court Criminal

Wayne Joseph Harry, 26, Omak, pleaded guilty Feb. 7 to POCS (methamphetamine) and second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm. Harry was sentenced to 14 months in prison and fined $2,110.50 for the Oct. 12, 2013 crimes. Cory Lee Craig, 25, Okanogan, pleaded guilty Feb. 7 to seconddegree attempted burglary and third-degree malicious mischief. Craig was sentenced to 30 months in prison and fined $1,110.50 for the Dec. 14, 2013 crimes. A restitution hearing was scheduled for March 18. Sean Lee Dahlquist, 23, Oroville, pleaded guilty Feb. 10 to second-degree burglary and third-degree malicious mischief. Dahlquist was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 334 days suspended, and fined $1,110.50. A restitution hearing was scheduled for March. 18. The crimes occurred Dec. 12, 2013. The court found probable cause to charge Shane M. Heisey, 27, Oroville, with POCS (heroin) and POCS (methamphetamine). The crimes allegedly occurred Feb. 2 in Omak. The court found probable cause to charge Madison Leigh Louie, 28, Omak, with second-degree burglary, third-degree theft and first-degree trafficking in stolen property. The crimes allegedly occurred Dec. 13, 2013 in Omak. The court found probable cause to charge Tiffeney Marie Olson, 33, Omak, with POCS (methamphetamine), use of drug paraphernalia and third-degree DWLS. The crimes allegedly occurred Feb. 4 near Omak. The court found probable cause to charge Jesse Leander Abrahamson, 19, Omak, with distribution of a controlled substance (heroin) within 1,000 feet of a school zone. The court found probable cause to charge Jared James Paul Morris, 22, Omak, with two counts of distribution of a controlled substance (heroin) within 1,000 feet of a school zone, and POCS (heroin) with intent to deliver. The court found probable cause to charge Kyle Albert Cantlon, 21, Okanogan, with second-degree burglary, second-degree theft and third-degree malicious mischief. The crimes allegedly occurred Jan. 26 in Okanogan.

District Court Nichole Leanne Long, 24, Riverside, had a third-degree DWLS charge dismissed. Adrian James Manivong, 29, Omak, guilty of obstruction and violation of a no-contact order. Manivong was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 334 days suspended, and fined $1,991. Brandon Shea Marchand, 39, Okanogan, guilty on two counts of third-degree DWLS. Marchand was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 88 days suspended, and fined $1,316. Lewis Patrick Marchand, 53, Omak, guilty on two counts of thirddegree DWLS. Marchand was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 85 days suspended, and fined $1,716. He also had an additional third-degree DWLS charge dismissed. Lois Juliann McCraigie, 66, Omak, guilty of third-degree DWLS and reckless driving. McCraigie recived a 180-day suspended sentence and fined $1,858. Geraldine Louise McDonald, 32, Omak, guilty of DUI. McDonald was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 354 days suspended, and fined $1,681. Yvonne Delene McMillan, 47, Omak, guilty of third-degree theft. McMillan was sentenced to 180 days in jail with 175 days suspended, and fined $808. Juan Manuel Medina, 19, Omak, guilty of use/delivery of drug paraphernalia. Medina was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 89

days suspended, and fined $608. David Deon Meese, 48, Tonasket, had a charge dismissed: POCS (marijuana) (less than 40 grams). Meese was fined $400. Casey N. Moses, 27, Okanogan, guilty of third-degree malicious mischief. Moses received a 180day suspended sentence and was fined $768. Juan Fernando Muniz Moreno, 32, Tonasket, guilty of DUI. Muniz Moreno was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 357 days suspended, and fined $1,681. He also had a third-degree DWLS charge dismissed. Teresa M. Munsey, 48, Tonasket, guilty of third-degree theft. Munsey was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 350 days suspended, and fined $808. Mark Vincent Napoli, 44, Tonasket, had a third-degree DWLS charge dismissed. Neal Edward Newman, 61, Oroville, had a reckless driving charge dismissed. Kenneth Theodore Oakman, 66, Omak, had a fourth-degree assault charge dismissed. Oakman was fined $500. Sarah Marie Ohmer, 41, Omak, guilty of second-degree criminal trespassing and violation of a no-contact order. Ohmer was sentenced to 180 days in jail and fined $1,416. Lucille Irene Ortiz, 25, Omak, guilty of DUI. Ortiz was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 362 days suspended, and fined $1,936. Joseph Blaise Parnisi, 32, Omak, guilty of displaying a weapon. Parnisi was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 360 suspended, and fined $808. He also had a harassment charge dismissed. Cheree Ann Pearson, 31, Tonasket, had a fourth-degree assault charge dismissed. Pearson was fined $200.

911 Calls and Jail Bookings Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 DWLS on Dayton St. in Omak. One-vehicle crash on Siwash Creek Rd. near Tonasket. No injuries reported. One-vehicle crash on Rehmke Rd. near Tonasket. No injuries reported. Vehicle prowl on N. Fourth Ave. in Okanogan. One-vehicle rollover crash on Hwy. 7 near Oroville. No injuries reported. Two-vehicle hit-and-run crash on Cherokee Rd. near Omak. Disorderly conduct on S. Whitcomb Ave. in Tonasket. One-vehicle crash on Bide-A-Wee Rd. near Omak. No injuries reported. Assault on Engh Rd. in Omak. One-vehicle crash on S. Granite St. in Omak. Four-vehicle crash on S. Main St. in Omak. No injuries reported. Malicious mischief on S. Main St. in Omak. Window reported broken. Theft on Jonathan St. in Tonasket. Drugs on Hwy. 20 in Tonasket. Cassandra Rae Kruse, 27, booked and released for identity theft and second-degree theft. Richard Allen Lackie, 47, booked for fourth-degree assault. Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014 Warrant arrest on W. Third Ave. in Omak. Warrant arrest on S. Second Ave. in Okanogan. Warrant arrest on Okanogan St. in Okanogan. One-vehicle crash blocking traffic on Hwy. 97 near Oroville. No injuries reported. Theft on S. Tonasket Ave. in Tonasket. Cecilia Rita Condon, 41, booked on a State Patrol FTA warrant for third-degree DWLS and two Omak Police Department FTA warrants: third-degree DWLS and failure to transfer title within 45 days. Toree Anthony Clements, 22, booked on an FTA bench warrant for theft of a firearm. Eric Andreas Bakken, 49, booked

on an FTA bench warrant for harassment (DV). Bernardo Ortiz Godinez, 34, booked on two State Patrol FTA warrants: DUI and third-degree DWLS; and an OCSO FTA warrant for DUI. Jose Luis Negrete Ruiz, 43, booked for violation of a no-contact order (DV) and on an OCSO FTA warrant for fourth-degree assault (DV). David Eugene Bales, 47, booked for non-emergency use of 911. Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 One-vehicle crash on Spring Coulee Rd. near Okanogan. Vehicle reported 300 feet over embankment. Injuries reported. One-vehicle roll-over crash blocking traffic on Havillah Rd. near Tonasket. No injuries reported. Burglary on Webber Rd. near Tonasket. DVDs reported missing. Malicious mischief on S. Fifth Ave. in Okanogan. Snowballs reported thrown. Assault on Copple Rd. near Omak. DWLS on Eastlake Rd. near Oroville. Two-vehicle crash on S. Main St. in Omak. No injuries reported. Harassment on Omak Ave. in Omak. Automobile theft on Riverside Dr. in Omak. Theft on Hwy. 97 near Oroville. Tire chains reported missing. Fraud on Main St. in Oroville. Hit-and-run vehicle crash on S. Western Ave. in Tonasket. Juan Manuel Medina, 19, booked for POCS and possession of drug paraphernalia. Jorge Reyes Morales Jr., 21, booked on a Department of Corrections detainer. Frank Buckskin Rider Bigwolf III, 33, booked for making false or misleading statements and two OCSO FTC warrants: DUI and third-degree DWLS. Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 DWLS on Engh Rd. in Omak. Drugs on Morris Rd. near Okanogan. Prescription drugs reported missing. Structure fire on Imhoff Rd. near Tonasket. Public intoxication on S. Second Ave. in Okanogan. Theft on S. Juniper St. in Omak. Public intoxication on N. Main St. in Omak. Harassment on Juniper St. in Oroville. Two-vehicle crash on Hwy. 20 near Tonasket. Injuries reported. Gerald Warren Floresca, 63, booked for disorderly conduct. James Edwards Picard, 57, booked for DUI, third-degree DWLS and resisting arrest. Jeremy J. Lavender, 27, booked for violation of a restraining order. Thomas Gary Lazard, 23, booked on an FTA warrant for first-degree criminal trespassing. Carrie Marie Leslie, 38, booked on a Department of Corrections detainer. Bill Cephas Bedard, 44, booked on a Department of Corrections detainer. Joy Marie Shaw, 41, booked for fourth-degree assault (DV). Shawnee Marie Desautel, 19, booked for MIP/C; two Omak Police Department FTA warrants: third-degree theft and MIP/C; a State Patrol FTA warrant for DUI; and two OCSO FTA warrants: fourth-degree assault (DV) and MIP/C. Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 Assault on Hwy. 97 near Omak. Domestic dispute on Toroda Creek Rd. near Wauconda. One-vehicle crash on Havillah Rd. near Tonasket. No injuries reported. Trespassing on N. Country Vue Rd. near Omak. DWLS on Hwy. 7 near Orovile. DUI on N. Whitcomb Ave. in Tonasket. Warrant arrest on W. Third Ave. in Omak. Public intoxication on S. Main St. in Omak. Domestic dispute on Columbia St. in Omak. Drugs on Ironwood St. in Oroville. Malicious mischief on Juniper St. in

CALENDAR | FROM A6 Thursday, Feb. 27. The church is located at 1 Stanton Loop Road, Tonasket, just up the Havillah Rd. from the high school softball field. Social begins at 6:30 p.m. with the event starting at 7 p.m.. Jen Willson, recently returned from a long-term mission to Malawi, Africa, will be the speaker. Contact Pat Richey (509) 486-4680 or Kristi Hutchins (509) 486-2910 for more information.

Molson Grange Meeting

MOLSON - There will be a potluck at the Molson Grange on Thursday, Feb. 27 starting at 6:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Vickie Eberhart and she will be speaking about sheering and fiber. The public is invited to attend.

Missoula Children’s Theatre

TONASKET - The Missoula Children’s Theatre will present Beauty Lou and the Country Beast on Saturday, March 1 at 5 p.m. on the Tonasket High School Stage. Tickets are $5 for adults and children 12 and under free.

Starting Seed Library

OROVILLE - The Oroville Public Library is housing a Seed Library. Do you like to garden? If you want to help out, there will be a volunteer

orientation at the Oroville Library on Thursday, March 6 from 3 to 5 p.m. Watch for flyers at the Library and around town, announcing open dates. Free seeds will be available. We are looking for old photo albums to use for seed cataloging, and we need them before opening this spring. If you have any kind of photo album you could donate, please contact LaVonne at (509) 485-2403 or; 3 ring binders and sheet protectors would also be useful.

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 pre-registration 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.

OSF Variety Show

OROVILLE - The Oroville Scholarship Foundation’s annual Variety Show and Silent Auction fundraiser will be Friday, March 14 at OHS Coulton Auditorium. Those that would like to participate in the variety show are encouraged to contact Oroville Music Director Eric Stiles at the high school, (509) 476-361 or email him at To donate auction items you may call G. Hauenstein at (509) 476-2416 or Terri Barker at (509) 476-3145.

Oroville. Theft on S. Whitcomb Ave. in Tonasket. Purse reported missing. Stephani Ann McCraigie, 47, booked on two Omak Police Department FTA warrants: DUI and hit-and-run (unattended). Gailin Tara Olsen, 26, booked for third-degree assault, resisting arrest, fourth-degree assault (DV), fourth-degree assault and second-degree theft. Erik Castillo Gonzalez, 22, booked on an Oroville Police Department FTA warrant for DUI. Lisa Dianne Wolff, 32, booked on a Superior Court warrant for POCS and an Omak Police Department FTA warrant for third-degree malicious mischief (DV). Billy Dale Anderson, 45, booked on an Omak Police Department FTA warrant for third-degree DWLS. Jose Alfredo Barragan, 36, court commitment for third-degree DWLS. Damaso Sanchez Ortega, 34, booked for DUI, no valid operator’s license without ID and a USBP hold. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 Trespassing on Appleway Ave. in Okanogan. Theft on Main St. in Oroville. Assault on Okoma Dr. in Omak. Cusodial interference on S. Second Ave. in Okanogan. DUI on Omache Dr. in Omak.

Assault on S. Main St. in Omak. Violation of a no-contact order on Okoma Dr. in Omak. DWLS on Omak Ave. in Omak. Juvenile problem on Ironwood St. in Omak. Snowballs reported thrown. Theft on W. Jonathan St. in Tonasket. Chainsaws reported missing. Ranferi Sanchez Torres, 23, booked on a U.S. District Court probation violation. Rachele Marie Arlotta, 23, booked for fourth-degree assault (DV). Macario Daniel Ibarra, 31, booked on an Omak Police Department FTA warrant for third-degree theft. Garry Jack McDonald Jr., 39, booked for fourth-degree assault (DV) and violation of a no-contact order. Joshua Allen Howard Aggers, 19, court commitments for two counts of second-degree vehicle prowling and one of thirddegree malicious mischief. Bradley Allen Sweat, 25, booked for violation of a protection order (DV), POCS (methamphetamine), resisting arrest and felony violation of a protection order. Shannon Cersten Strader, 23, booked for possession of a stolen firearm and first-degree trafficking in stolen property. Randy Benjamin Lepire, 25, booked for possession of a stolen firearm, first-degree trafficking in

stolen property, resisting arrest and eight counts of seconddegree vehicle prowling. Michael Allen Patin, 60, booked for DUI.




Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014 Warrant arrest on N. Main St. in Conconully. Train problem on Eastside Oroville Rd. near Oroville. Theft on Hwy. 155 near Omak. Air compressor reported missing. Malicious mischief on Hwy. 7 near Tonasket. Eggs reported thrown. Pornography on N. Third Ave. in Okanogan. Burglary on Red Apple Dr. near Omak. Trespassing on Jasmine St. in Omak. Domestic dispute on W. Elberta Ave. in Omak. Drugs on N. Fir St. in Omak. Two-vehicle crash on Riverside Dr. in Omak. No injuries reported. Drugs on Omache Dr. in Omak. Michael Eugene Curtis, 32, booked on two Oroville Police Department FTA warrants: DUI and third-degree DWLS. Tyler Lee Shelton, 23, booked on an FTA warrant for failure to pay child support. Iris Gail Marroquin, 19, booked for DUI. Shaun Anthony Baker, 27, booked for third-degree DWLS and two counts each of POCS and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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Public Notices February 14, 2014 Summary of Ordinance #744 An ordinance of the City of Tonasket, Washington, relating to the water system of the City; providing for the issuance of a taxable water revenue bond of the City in the principal amount of $2,113,000 for the purpose of providing funds to pay costs of the acquisition, construction and installation of improvements to the City’s water system; fixing the date, form, maturity, interest rate, terms and covenants of such bond; providing for the registration and authentication of such bond; creating and adopting certain funds and accounts; providing for the issuance of additional bonds; approving the sale and providing for the delivery of the bond to the United States of America acting through the Department of Agriculture; and providing for other matters and properly relating thereto. For a complete copy of this ordinance contact city hall, 509-4862132, Tonasket, WA. 98855. Alice J. Attwood Clerk-Treasurer Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette on February 20, 2014. #544587 February 14, 2014 Summary of Ordinance #745 An ordinance of the City of Tonasket, Washington, repealing subsection 4 of Section 10.16.120 of the Tonasket Municipal Code and thereby eliminating a loading and unloading zone. For a complete copy of this ordinance contact city hall, 509-4862132, Tonasket, WA. 98855. Alice J. Attwood Clerk-Treasurer Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette on February 20, 2014. #544588

IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF OKANOGAN In re the Estate of: CHARLES FREDRICK SIEGRIST, Deceased. NO. 14-4-00013-7 NOTICE TO CREDITORS The personal representative named below has been appointed as personal representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the personal representative or the personal representative’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the personal representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(1)(c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. DATE OF FILING COPY OF NOTICE TO CREDITORS with Clerk of Court: February 10, 2014. DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION: February 20, 2014. /s/ Susan Siegrist SUSAN SIEGRIST Personal Representative /s/ Anthony Castelda Anthony Castelda, WSBA #28937 Attorney for Siegrist Estate P.O. Box 1307 Tonasket, WA 98855 (509) 486-1175 Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on February 20, 27, March 6, 2014. # 544580

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Public Notices IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF OKANOGAN In re the Estate of: JOHN W. UMBERGER, Deceased. NO. 14-4-00014NOTICE TO CREDITORS The personal representative named below has been appointed as personal representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the personal representative or the personal representative’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the personal representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(1)(c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. DATE OF FILING COPY OF NOTICE TO CREDITORS with Clerk of Court: February 3, 2014. DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION: February 13, 2014. /s/ John Wayne Umberger JOHN WAYNE UMBERGER Personal Representative /s/ Anthony Castelda Anthony Castelda, WSBA #28937 Attorney for Umberger Estate P.O. Box 1307 Tonasket, WA 98855 (509) 486-1175 Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on February 20, 27, March 6, 2014. #543806

Notice of Public Hearing Critical Areas Ordinance Official Date of Notice: February 20, 2014 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Tonasket, Washington has completed review of draft regulations known as a Critical Areas Ordinance intended to protect critical areas as required under the Growth Management Act and the City’s Comprehensive Plan. These regulations if adopted will be applied city wide and used as guidance for all lands within the City’s Urban Growth Boundaries. The City of Tonasket is primarily located in Section 16, Township 37 N., Range 27 E. WM., Okanogan County, Washington. The City Council of the City of Tonasket will conduct an open record public hearing on the Planning Commission recommendation on the proposed regulations during their regularly scheduled March 11, 2014 meeting. This meeting is to begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber Room, City Hall, 209 Whitcomb Avenue, South, Tonasket, Washington please consult the agenda as to what order of business the hearing is. The complete text, related maps and documentation is available on the city’s web site at and follow the links for Public Notices. For inspection and/or copies of the proposal may be obtained by purchase or electronically by request at the City of Tonasket Clerk’s Office during normal business hours. Any person desiring to express their views on this proposal or attain party of record status and be notified of any subsequent record decisions on this application must notify in writing Christian Johnson, Permit Administrator, Box 487, Tonasket WA 98855 or Written comments on the proposal for the hearing must be filed no later than 4:30 p.m. March 11, 2014. Issued this date: February 12, 2014. (signature on original) Christian D. Johnson, Permit Administrator Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette on February 20, 2014. #544589

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PUBLIC AUCTION There will be a Public Auction at Budget Towing, 32156 Hwy. 97, Tonasket, WA 98855, Phone 509-5601056, on Monday, March 3, 2014. Viewing Time starts @ 11:00 a.m. with the auction @ 12 p.m. Up for auction will be: ‘78 Chev P.U. B27817E ‘93 Chev P.U. B45599A Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on February 27, 2014. #544750

05/12/2008, under 3132403 records of Okanogan County, Washington, from MARCELA V BONAR, AN UNMARRIED PERSON, as Grantor(s), to PRLAP, INC., as Trustee, to secure an obligation in favor of BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., as Beneficiary, the beneficial interest in which was assigned by BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. (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: $39,217.30 IV. The sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust is: The principal sum of $77,055.69, together with interest as provided in the Note from the 5/1/2011, and such other costs and fees as are provided by statute. V. The above-described real property 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 2/28/2014. The defaults referred to in Paragraph III must be cured by 2/17/2014 (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 2/17/2014 (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 2/17/2014 (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 MARCELA V BONAR, AN UNMARRIED PERSON ADDRESS 434 S FIR ST , OMAK, WA 98841 by both first class and certified mail, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and the Borrower and Gran-

tor were personally served, if applicable, with said written Notice of Default or the written 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 9/24/2013. 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. 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 recording 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 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: 10/28/2013 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-13-591834-TC P1067242 1/30, 02/20/2014 Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette on January 30 and February 20, 2014. #539048

Civil Service Exam The City of Tonasket Civil Service Commission will be testing for an entry level patrolman eligibility list on Friday, April 4th, 2014. Lateral Officers may apply but will go through the same process and testing as the entry level. Call 509-486-2132 for an application packet or write to City of Tonasket, P.O. Box 487, Tonasket, WA. 98855. Applications will be accepted until 4:30 pm March 21, 2014. Alice Attwood Clerk-Treasurer Civil Service Secretary Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette on Febraury 13, 20, 2014. #543554 TS No.: WA-13-591834-TC APN No.: 1700120800 Title Order No.: 8346252 Grantor(s): MARCELA V BONAR Grantee(s): BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Deed of Trust Instrument/Reference No.: 3132403 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 2/28/2014, 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 8, BLOCK 12, LACOURT SECOND ADDITION TO THE TOWN OF OMAK, AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME “E” OF PLATS, PAGE 12, RECORDS OF THE AUDITOR OF OKANOGAN COUNTY, WASHINGTON. More commonly known as: 434 S FIR ST , OMAK, WA 98841 which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated 5/7/2008, recorded


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Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune | FEBRUARY 20, 2014

SPORTS Tigers, Hornets each send 4 to Tacoma Dome Tonasket State Qualifiers Collin Aitcheson


Oroville State Qualifiers Lukas Mieirs

Regional results: Champion, 120 lbs. def. Anthon Scotto, Riverside, 0:42 def. Cole Ahrendt, Lakeside, 5-0

def. Matthew Crise, Chewelah, 7-2

Vance Frazier

Regional results: 4th place 106 lbs.

def. Justin Volking, Kettle Falls, by pin, 5:20 lost to Anthony Payton, Okanogan, 10-3 def. Kevin Monje, Chelan, 9-6

lost to Victor Salgado, Quincy, by pin, 3:29

Jorge Juarez

ROCKFORD - Collin Aitcheson, John Rawley and Jorge Juarez have been dominant all season, and the three Tonasket frontrunners did not disappoint at the Class 1A Bi-District 6/7 wrestling tournament at Freeman on Saturday. All three of them swept their way to regional titles and were joined by freshman Vance Frazier as the Tigers’ state qualifying contingent. “Jorge, John and Collin all came out and wrestled real well,” said Tonasket coach Dave Mitchell. “So did Vance. John and Collin were rock solid; if anything, they were a little conservative but they were very steady and their matches were never close.” Aitcheson (120 pounds), still undefeated against in-state competition, defeated Chewelah’s Matthew Crise 7-2 in his championship match. He opened with a 42 second pin and a 5-0 semifinal victory. Juarez (132) cruised through his first two rounds with early pins, then beat Klint Brown of Lakeside 4-1 for the title. Brown defeated Juarez twice last year and earned a third place state medal in 2013. “Jorge dominated him,” Mitchell said. Rawley (195) opened with a pin, then battled a pair of Freeman wrestlers to the wire, defeating Sebastia Hyta 6-3 and Josiah Thompson 5-2 to win the title. Freeman, on its home mats, won the team title by a half point over Caribou Trail League champion Quincy. Lakeside (158) was third, Chelan (141) fourth and the Tigers (101.5) fifth. Frazier (106) provided the Tigers’ biggest surprise. He split his first two matches, then took the mat against Chelan’s Kevin Monje in a loser-out match. Monje beat Frazier 19-6 in a dual meet a couple weeks ago in which Frazier spent most of the match trying to avoid a pin. This time, Frazier pulled off a 9-6 upset to clinch a spot in the state tournament. Victor Salgado of Quincy pinned Frazier in the third place match. “He was still so happy that he had made it to state that he forgot to keep wrestling,” Mitchell said of the freshman. “But our four state qualifiers all came out to wrestle and looked great. Dyllan “Peaches” Walton (126) can also travel to Tacoma, but as an alternate after he placed fifth, winning the fifth-sixth place match 18-2 to earn that status. A first round loss was likely the difference in qualifying for state and not doing so. Rade Pilkinton (113) and Austin Knowlton (170) finished sixth. Mat Classic XXVI in the Tacoma Dome begins at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 21, with doors opening to the public at 8:45.

Regional results: 4th place, 195 lbs.

def. Jacob Vogel, Almira-Coulee/Hartline, by pin, 0:28 def. Giovanni Rojas, White Swan, by pin, 1:26 lost to Cody Hoffman, Selkirk, by pin, 0:58

def. Everett Stevenson, Pomeroy, by pin, 0:33 lost to Andrew Carney, Kittitas, by pin, 2:50

Eddie Ocampo

Regional results: 2nd place, 160 lbs.

def. Zach Hill, Wilbur-Creston, 6-4 def. Wyat Hyer, Pomeroy, 11-9

lost to Milo Holsten, Liberty Bell, by pin, 2:47

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hornets have best regional showing since 2010 By Brent Baker

Regional results: Champion, 132 lbs. def. Tristin Kieth, Medical Lake, 3:22 def. Justin Buyas, Chelan, 0:31

def. Klint Brown, Lakeside, 4-1

John Rawley

Regional results: Champion, 195 lbs. def. Christian Keole, Medical Lake, by pin, 1:19 def. Sebastia Hyta, Freeman, 6-3

def. Josiah Thompson, Freeman, 5-2

Class 1A Bi-District 6/7 Results Team scoring: Freeman 163.5, Quincy 163, Lakeside 158, Chelan 141, Tonasket 101.5, Chewelah 93, Omak 68, Cashmere 57.5, Medical Lake 45.5, Okanogan 42, Cascade 36, Kettle Falls 29, Brewster 28, Riverside 15, Newport 14.5 CTL State Qualifiers (top 4 regional finish) 106 - Anthony Payton, OKN (1st); Victor Salgado, QCY (3rd); Vance Frazier, TON (4th). 113 - Raul Barajas, QCY (2nd); Angel Hernandez, CHL (4th). 120 - Collin Aitcheson, TON (1st); Ivan Reyes, CHL (4th). 126 - Julio Vera, CHL (2nd). 132 - Jorge Juarez, TON (1st); Justin Buyas (CHL (4th). 138 - Ethan Visser, CSH (3rd); Raf Varelas, BRW (4th). 145 - Isiais Jimenez, QCY (1st); Jairo DelaCruz, CHL (4th). 152 - Alex Aguilar, OMK (1st): Juan Garcia, CHL (2nd); Brock Steele, CSH (4th). 160 - Antonio Melendez, QCY (1st); Caleb Riggle, OMK (2nd). 170 - Jacob James, CSH (1st); Steven Gomez, QCY (3rd). 182 - Cody Harvill, OMK (2nd); Rowdy Kruse, OMK (4th). 195 - John Rawley, TON (1st); Cade Wallace, QCY (4th). 220 - Asa Schwartz, CHL (1st); Austin Morris, QCY (3rd). 285 - Michael Sorensen, CAS (2nd).

KITTITAS - Oroville’s wrestling team turned in its strongest regional performance in several years last weekend as four Hornets earned trips to Mat Classic XXVI at Tacoma Dome. That’s half of the Oroville regional contingent, and the most since five made the trip to the state finals in 2009-10. The Hornets finished sixth out of 21 teams with competitors in the tourney. Defending state and regional champion Liberty Bell defended its regional title while qualifying seven. The top five finishers in the two-day tournament earned state finals spots. Jordan Smith (120 pounds), Eddie Ocampo (160), Taylor Robinson (182) and Lukas Mieirs (195) survived the gauntlet run against the best small school wrestlers in the eastern half of the state, which typically dominates at the state tournament. Oroville coach Chuck Ricevuto said that the opening rounds on Friday set the tone for the Hornets’ weekend. “We had a good Friday night as a team,” he said. “A big upset victory by Jordan Smith over (Joe Peterson of Wilbur-Creston/ Keller), who he has never beaten before, was a very pleasant surprise and a much-needed pin for bonus team points.” Smith, the lone Oroville state qualifier last year, advanced to the semifinals along with Ocampo, Robinson and Mieirs. “Another great boost came from Scott Hartvig (170),” Ricevuto said. “He posted a pin after trailing by several points (with three seconds left in his match). Scotty is our number two kid at this weight; whenever you can have one of your JVs upset a varsity opponent it really helps the team effort.” Of the four semifinalists, only Ocampo advanced to the championship match. He opened with a 6-4 victory over WCK’s Zach Hill and won an 11-9 overtime thriller over Wyat Hyer of Pomeroy to reach the finals. Milo Holsten of Liberty Bell, a defending state runner-up, earned a second period pin to send Ocampo to a second place finish. “Eddie wrestled well in the finals,” Ricevuto said. “He has been in the program since kindergarten; he finally gets to wrestle in the Dome!” Smith finished 2-2 in the tournament, losing to regional champ James Monaghan (Lake Roosevelt) in the quarterfinals, pinning Conner Houlihan of Reardan, and losing a rematch with Peterson in the third/fourth place match. Robinson earned his first Mat Classic appearance with a 3-1 weekend, losing only a 6-4 heartbreaker in the final seconds of his quarterfinal match, to Nick Anderson of WCK. “He’s never beaten (Anderson),” Ricevuto said. “(It was) his best performance of the year ... He came back strong to finish third.” Robinson outscored his final two opponents 17-3 on his way to winning the consolation bracket. Mieirs was the only one of the quartet who had to win two matches on Friday to reach the semifinals. All five of his matches were decided by pins. After losing in the semifinals Mieirs bounced back to pin Everett Stevenson of Pomeroy in 33 seconds to advance to the third place match, where he fell to Kittitas’ Andrew Carney.

Regional results: 3rd place, 182 lbs.

def. Manuel Vidrios, White Swan, by pin, 1:56

lost to Nick Anderson, Wilbur-Creston/Keller, 6-4 def. Brian DeYoung, Colfax, 10-0

def. Lane Clifner, Mary Walker, 7-3

Jordan Smith

Regional results: 4th place, 120 lbs.

def. Joe Peterson, Wilbur-Creston/Keller, by pin, 3:12 lost to James Monaghan, Lake Roosevelt, by pin, 5:01 def. Conner Houlihan, Reardan by pin, 4:20 lost to Peterson, by pin, 4:17

Class 1B/2B Eastern Regional Results Team scoring: Oroville 6th place out of 21 teams State Qualifiers (top 5 regional finish) from NCW Schools (Oroville, Pateros, Lake Roosevelt, Liberty Bell, Republic/Curlew) 106 - None. 113 - Julio Espino, PTR (2nd); Jamie Mendez, PTR (3rd). 120 - Trent Skelton, LB (1st); James Monaghan, LR (2nd); Jordan Smith, ORO (4th). 126 - Colton Williams, LR (4th); Danny Humiston, LB (5th). 132 - Oscar Pakootas, LR (3rd). 138 - Meritt Fink, LB (1st); Carlos Cruz, PTR (2nd); Walker Baumbach, REP (5th). 145 - Kodie Horn, LR (1st); Jacob McMillan, LB (3rd); Luis Gutierrez, PTR (4th). 152 - Emmett Fink, LB (2nd); Ivan Johnson, LB (4th). 160 - Milo Holston, LB (1st); Eddie Ocampo, ORO (2nd). 170 - Blake Phillips, REP (3rd); 182 - Lucas Rittel, REP (1st); Taylor Robinson, ORO (3rd). 195 - Lukas Mieirs, ORO (4th). 220 - None. 285 - Octavio Alejandre, LR (1st); Jacob Klingensmith, REP (5th)

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Hornet girls win one title, take aim for another By Brent Baker

OROVILLE - It may or may not be the first-ever outright league championship for the Oroville girls basketball team. What is not in doubt after last Tuesday’s 44-34 victory over Lake Roosevelt is that the Hornets are this year’s Central Washington 2B North champ, and have their best chance yet to do what everyone knows by now hasn’t been done: reach the state 2B tournament. Or even the regional round of 16, which the Hornets need just one win this week to achieve. Oroville took the Raiders out of their game early in Tuesday’s victory, using an 18-1 run in the first half to take control. The Hornets held LR without a point in the second quarter until the final 34 seconds and led 28-12 at the half. “The first half was exactly what I was hoping to see,” said Oroville coach Mike Bourn. “Our defense was great.” Rachelle Nutt, stepping in for injured Marissa Garcia, showed she was capable of ensuring that the Hornets’ defense wouldn’t experience any dropoff in her absence. “We needed Rachelle to step up,” Bourn said. “Did she ever. What a job she did.” Offensively, Oroville got its points from the usual suspects as Lily Hilderbrand took control of the paint, Mikayla Scott and Meagan Moralez each hit 3-pointers during the big run, and Brittany Jewett opened with a triple and spent the rest of the half slashing into the lane and drawing fouls. “I thought our execution was better,” Bourn said. “We handled the press better than we have.” Lake Roosevelt trailed by as many as 23 points in the third quarter, but Riley Epperson hit back-to-back 3-pointers, and Lachelle Bearcub also hit a triple, as well as scoring five points early in the fourth quarter as the Raiders cut the lead in half. “Second half, we were a little tired on

Brent Baker/staff photos

Left, Meagan Moralez and the Oroville girls basketball team cut down the net after clinching the Central Washington League North title on Tuesday, Feb. 11. The Hornets tied Lake Roosevelt for the championship last year, but this is their first outright title in memory. Right, Rachelle Nutt draws a foul on the way to the basket during Oroville’s big first half run against the Raiders. defense,” Bourn said. “We didn’t get out on the 3s they took. They aren’t historically a good 3-point shooting team.” The Hornets’ offense struggled down the stretch as well as LR coach PeeWee Pleasants used a classic Bourn tactic: constantly switching up defenses, especially in the middle of Oroville possessions. The two coaches laughed afterward about Pleasants’ willingness to “borrow” Bourn’s strategy. “I thought we were still pretty much in control,” Bourn said. “But they were

switching up defenses all over the place. He was saying he ‘stole’ that from me; all coaches do that. You take ideas from other guys that work, but I pointed that out to the girls while it was going on. They could see it happening.” The Raiders pulled to within nine inside the three minute mark, but Jewett drained a 3 from the corner to end Lake Roosevelt’s (10-9, 8-3 CWL North) threat. Hilderbrand finished with 15 points and Jewett added 10 for Oroville. The Hornets (14-6, 10-1) cut the nets

Oroville boys wrap up season

Oroville 58, Liberty Bell 30 WINTHROP - The Hornets outscored

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

Caribou Trail League (1A)

League Overall W L W L

*Okanogan 14 0 23 0 *Brewster 12 2 18 4 *Cashmere 8 6 14 9 *Chelan 8 6 12 11 *Omak 4 10 8 13 *Cascade 4 10 5 16 Quincy 3 11 8 12 Tonasket 3 11 9 11 *Playoff qualifier District 6 Tournament Scores Feb. 11 Chelan 53, Cascade 49 (loser out) Cashmere 62, Omak 43 (loser out) Bi-District 6/7 Tournament Scores at Omak/Okanogan Feb. 14 Cashmere 63, Riverside 52 Lakeside 63, Chelan 49 Brewster 72, Freeman 58 Okanogan 79, Newport 34 Feb. 15 Chelan 39, Freeman 29 (loser out) Riverside 56, Newport 33 (loser out) Okanogan 60, Cashmere 53 Brewster 80, Lakeside 71

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

League Overall W L W L

*Liberty Bell 9 2 15 5 *Lk Roosevelt 6 5 11 9 *Bridgeport 3 8 5 15 Oroville 2 9 4 16 Manson 1 10 1 19 *Playoff Qualifier

Brent Baker/staff photo

Top, Chase Nigg drives past a Lake Roosevelt defender last Tuesday. Above, Oroville coach Jay Thacker coaches (l-r) Andrew Mieirs, Joseph Sarmiento and Nathan Hugus, all of whom should return next season. He was the best player on the floor tonight.” The Hornets were eliminated from the playoff chase with the combination of the loss and Bridgeport’s victory over Manson, which clinched the league’s final spot for the Mustangs. Bridgeport’s two down-to-the-wire victories proved to be the difference in the playoff hunt. “We’ve grown a lot,” Thacker said. “We didn’t have much luck at times this year. I think we’re due some of that.

Liberty Bell 51, Oroville 25 WINTHROP - Oroville stuck with CWL North Division champion Liberty Bell for awhile, but the Mountain Lions dominated the second half on the way to a 51-25 victory over the Hornets to close out the season on Friday, Feb. 14.

Oroville trailed 26-17 at the half, but Liberty Bell held a 25-8 advantage after halftime. Liberty Bell held a 28-12 rebounding edge. The Mountain Lions will play Kittitas on Wednesday for the district title and have two chances to return to the regional round of 16 that they reached last year. The Hornets finished the season at 4-16 (2-9 CWL North). “We definitely took our lumps this year,” Thacker said. “But we are excited for the possibilities. The returners are getting to work, right now, on getting better.” Chase Nigg and Connelly Quick both played their final games as Hornets. The youthful team, however, included three juniors and three freshmen that played regularly. Joseph Sarmiento scored eight points for the Hornets in their final game of the season.

Liberty Bell 20-0 in the third quarter on the way to closing out their regular season Friday with a 58-30 victory. Oroville led 24-12 at the half as Bourn mix-and-matched his lineups and prepared the Hornets for Wednesday’s district title matchup with White Swan. Lily Hilderbrand and Mikayla Scott combined for 13 of the Hornets’ 20 points in the third quarter. Hilderbrand finished with a game-high 24 and Scott added nine, with Kaitlyn Grunst chipping in with seven points.


By Brent Baker

OROVILLE - The good news for the Oroville boys basketball team is that the Hornets will next year return the core of a team that showed significant growth under first-year coach Jay Thacker. The bad news is the Central Washington League will be much, much tougher as erstwhile 1A teams Okanogan, Tonasket and Brewster drop down from the Caribou Trail League thanks to this year’s round of WIAA classification gymnastics. That said, the Hornets showed flashes of the team Thacker expects them to be more and more frequently as the year went on; just not for four quarters on the same night. Oroville’s 54-40 Senior Night loss to Lake Roosevelt was a case in point as the Hornets controlled the tempo and the ball throughout the first half and built a 26-21 lead early in the third quarter over the playoff-bound Raiders. The third quarter, this time, was the Hornets’ undoing as turnovers on the offensive end and breakdowns in defensive discipline ignited LR’s 20-4 run to end the third quarter and turn a five point deficit into an 11-point lead. “Turnovers were what did us in,” Thacker said. “The frustrating thing is when we did start turning it over, it wasn’t on their (full court) press. We were prepared for that. We’ve been working on that and we did a much better job.” He added that the Hornets became too aggressive defensively in the second half as well, taking themselves out of position to prevent the Raiders’ scoring or offensive rebounding. “They got a bunch of easy baskets because of that,” Thacker said. A big concern heading into the game was how the Hornets would handle LR’s Chance Garvin. Bryce Glover held him to four points in half-court sets two weeks ago, but finished the season on the bench with a foot injury. But without Glover, the Hornets still managed to keep Garvin at 16 points, many of those off rebounds during their second half breakdown. Thacker was also pleased with the play of junior Joseph Sarmiento (19 points, 8-of-9 from the floor and five rebounds vs. LR) during the latter part of the season. “He’s just shown so much growth this year both as a player and as a person,” Thacker said. “As much as anyone I’ve ever coached during the course of a season. It’s really been fun to see.

down after the game to celebrate their title, but already have their eyes set on bigger things ahead. And that starts with taking on White Swan (17-3) in Wenatchee on Wednesday, Feb. 19, for the district championship. If the Hornets lose, they have one more chance on Saturday - against one of three possible teams - to pick up the victory they need to get into the state’s Sweet 16.

League Overall W L W L

Lakeside 36, Newport 33 (loser out) Cashmere 52, Okanogan 48 Brewster 74, Cascade 34

*Kittitas 8 1 15 5 Cent. WA League No. Div. (2B) *Riverside Chr. 6 3 11 10 White Swan 6 3 9 12 League Overall *Playoff Qualifier W L W L *Oroville 10 1 14 6 District Tie-break Play-in * Lk Roosevelt 8 3 10 9 Feb. 15 *Bridgeport 4 7 6 14 Riverside Christian 52, White Swan Manson 3 8 5 14 48 (2 OT) Liberty Bell 1 10 2 18 *Playoff Qualifier

GIRLS Basketball

Caribou Trail League (1A)

League Overall W L W L

*Cashmere 14 0 22 0 *Brewster 12 0 20 2 *Okanogan 9 5 17 6 *Chelan 8 6 12 9 *Cascade 7 7 15 8 *Omak 4 10 9 12 Quincy 2 12 5 15 Tonasket 0 14 3 17 *Playoff qualifier District 6 Tournament Scores Feb. 11 Okanogan 46, Omak 18 (loser out) Cascade 47, Chelan 36 (loser out) Bi-District 6/7 Tournament Scores at Omak/Okanogan Feb. 14 Okanogan 64, Freeman 33 Cashmere 65, Kettle Falls 26 Brewster 70, Newport 23 Cascade 59, Lakeside 57 Feb. 15 Freeman 60, Kettle Falls 39 (loser out)

Out On The Town

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

League Overall W L W L

*White Swan 9 0 17 3 *Kittitas 5 4 7 13 Riverside Chr. 1 8 3 16 *Playoff Qualifier

Schedules Feb. 19-29

Wednesday, Feb. 19 GB - Oroville vs. White Swan, District championship game at Wenatchee, 8:30 pm Saturday, Feb. 22 GB - Oroville District loser-out game (if necessary), 1:00 pm Friday-Saturday, Feb. 21-22 WR - Oroville and Tonasket qualifiers at Tacoma Dome (State Finals), beginning 10:00 a.m. on Friday. Friday or Saturday, Feb. 28-29 GB - Oroville at State Regionals (if qualify); time, location, opponent TBA.


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Lula Gardner

Lula Lenora (Garrett) Burbery Gardner

Lula Gardner a 107-year-old pioneer of the Loomis - Tonasket area passed away on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 after a brief illness. She was born August 4, 1906 at the family home on Sinlahekin Creek near Loomis, Washington. Lula was the youngest of seven children born to Robert A. Garrett a native of North Carolina and Mary Ellen (Brown) Garrett of Oregon. Lula was raised with two sisters, Elva Garrett - Rainey and Neva Garrett - Webster and also two brothers Raleigh James “Doc” Garrett and Bert Raymond Garrett . She also had a sister, Rita, and a brother Robert Linton who died in infancy. All were born in the 1890’s except for Lula, the baby.   In 1906 when Lula was sixmonths-old the family home burned down forcing them to move several times until finally settling up Horse Spring Coulee in 1912. Her father gave School District 77 permission to build the “Bungalow School” for grades one through eight on a corner of his property. This is where Lula and her siblings received their education. Lula also learned to work in the garden, with livestock, set groundhog traps, ride horses and help out on the family farm. It was hard work but she loved it. She attended school with, went on horseback rides with, and later married the son of their closest neighbor, Samuel Richard “Dick” Burbery. Lula and “Dick” were married Aug. 20, 1924 when Lula turned 18. In those days you could marry the same day you got your license, so Dick and Lula drove from Loomis to the courthouse in Okanogan, got a license and then stopped to see Reverend Pugh in Omak on the way home and got “hitched.” They made their home on the Burbery family ranch and over the next ten years added four sons and three daughters to their family; Harold Richard was born in 1925; Ellen Grace 1926; John Leslie 1927; Iris May 1929; Charles Glen 1930; Robert Lloyd 1932 and Katherine Joy 1934. It was hard work raising a large family. They didn’t have the luxury of an indoor bathroom, telephone or electricity until the 1940’s. It meant a big garden, lots of canning, overalls to mend, socks to darn and shoes to patch. All four sons served in the military and all seven children eventually married and raised their own families. After the kids left home they sold most of their milk cows; raising chickens, sheep, hay and a much smaller garden with the help of kids and grandkids. In 1972 Lula and Dick went to England where Dick’s family had originated. They were able to see the old family homes, farms and English gardens, as well as meet extended family. Three months after returning home and after 48 wonderful years of marriage Dick passed away on Aug. 30 due to a stroke. In December of 1973 Lula moved into Tonasket where she met and later married Chett Gardner on Aug. 20, 1974; this date would have been Dick and Lula’s 50th wedding anniversary. She said it worked so well the first time she would try it again. Lula and Chett enjoyed each others company. He taught her how to drive and they loved to travel. They saw the Rain Forest, went to Alaska, and made a trip to Missouri. They spent most of ten winters in Quartzite, Ariz. until a storm destroyed the home there. In 1983 they settled permanently in Tonasket. Three days after Lula’s 85th birthday Chett passed away on Aug. 7, 1991 just short of their 17th wedding anniversary. Lula wanted to make one last trip; so with daughters Ellen

and Joy and her granddaughter Barbara, they went to North Carolina to visit her dad’s relatives. They saw tobacco fields, dairy farms, and met lots of family; but the best part of the trip was to visit the still standing family home where her dad was raised and have a picnic lunch there. A fantastic trip! She kept in touch with the family and some came to her 100th birthday celebration as well as others. About 20 years ago the Burbery family members began celebrating Lula’s birthday in the Tonasket City Park. They did this right up through last year when she had her 107th; the park being one of the few places big enough to gather. She looked forward to each year when she could visit and see everyone, especially “the little ones” wearing a big smile and clapping her hands. Lula had an amazing memory and was happy to share her tales and history of the family with anyone who wanted to listen. Family and friends were of the utmost importance to her and she knew each and every one of them. She just loved life itself. She wasn’t afraid to speak her mind and was the only mother her family knew that was still able to tell her kids what to do even though they are now all in their 80’s! She was a “Grand Ole’ Lady.” With the help of her children, Lula remained in her home in Tonasket until just before her 105th birthday when after a brief illness she made her new home at the North Valley Nursing Center in Tonasket. Here she was visited by groups of school children wanting to meet her and ask questions about what life was like over her 100 plus years. Based on figures from a 2010 Census, her family believes she may have been the oldest remaining resident of Okanogan County. Preceding her in death besides her parents, her siblings and both of her husbands were her two eldest daughters Iris Michaels (1992) and Ellen Stotts (2012); one granddaughter; three grandsons; one daughter-in-law and a son-in-law. To celebrate her life Lula leaves behind all four of her sons: Harold (Mary) Burbery of Ukiah, CA.; John Burbery, Chuck (Dickie) Burbery, and Lloyd (Barb) Burbery all of Tonasket and one daughter Joy (Buck) Workman of Okanogan, Wash. Also remaining are 15 grandchildren (ages 50-70); 28 (fourth generation) great grandchildren; 17 (fifth generation) great-great grandchildren; one (sixth generation) granddaughter; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, as well as the Gardner family. Services will be held Friday, February 21, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Bergh’s Funeral Chapel in Oroville, Wash. with Lloyd Caton officiating. Interment will follow at the Loomis Mountain View Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Loomis Mountain View Cemetery P.O.Box 55 Loomis, WA 98827. Bergh Funeral Service of Oroville/Tonasket in care of arrangements.

Elma Robinson


so how’s that for not lasting! Mom and Dad had seven daughters, but only four are still living. In 1957 the family moved to Longview, Wash. where Mom and Dad raised their daughters and Mom worked at Don’s Service Station until 1971. They moved back to Oroville at that time so Mom could be near her mother. Jean went to work in the apple orchards and then in the sheds until arthritis forced her to retire, but then she was free to read and fish. Oh, how she loved to fish, and especially enjoyed Dad, and even us! She also enjoyed taking her grandchildren and great grandchildren fishing. Mom was always there for us and will be missed by us all. However, our Lord has her now and we hope there are lots of books and fishing for her to enjoy. Jean was preceded in death by her parents, seven brothers: Fred, Hollis (George), Bob, Jess, Kenny, Forest Ray and Harold Dean Moulton, one daughter Eima Mae 1955-1956 and two midterm and one great granddaughter Danielle MarcelJohnson. Jean is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Dean Robinson, and four daughters, Shirley Johnson of Wenatchee, Sara (Gary) Broadstreet of Carlsbad, New Mexico, Dee (David) Kiesecker of Loomis and Susan (Bill) Cline of Oroville. Also surviving are one brother Arthur Moulton of Olympia, one sister Audine Hedge of Hawaii, 10 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and four great greatgrandchildren. A memorial service will be held at the Oroville Grange on March 1, 2014 at 11 a.m., with a potluck to follow. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Elma’s name to Seattle Children’s Hospital or the ASPCA @ www.

Adeline E. Westphal

Adeline E. Westphal, 83, Formerly of Tonasket died February 17, 2014 in Walla Walla. She was born March 13, 1930 to Frank and Lolita Jones in Spokane and grew up in the Wauconda area. Adeline married Herman Westphal on Aug. 17, 1947 in Tonasket. They lived in the Toroda Creek area of the Okanogan Highlands where they ranched and were involved in the logging and sawmill industry. In 1958 they moved to Coulee City to farm with Adeline’s uncles. In 1966 They moved back to Tonasket where Adeline worked in apple packing sheds for 25 years. Adeline dearly loved her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grand children. Survivors include her son Keith Westphal and his wife Jerri Westphal of Walla Walla; her daughter Linda Clark and her husband Tony Clark of Moses Lake; a brother Frank W. Jones and wife Edna Jones of Moses Lake; a sister Eula Olsen and husband Bob Olson of Mount Vernon; six grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and seven great great grandchildren. Adeline was preceded in death by her parents, husband Herman, a sister Dorothy and a brother Casey. Services will be held Tuesday, February 25, at 10 a.m. in Moses Lake at the First Baptist Church of Moses Lake, 724 W. 4th Ave, Moses Lake, Wash., followed with interment in Tonasket Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675, in Herman J. and Adeline E. Westphal’s names. Herring Groseclose Funeral Home in Walla Walla is in charge of arrangements.

Elma Jean Robinson

Our beloved mother went to be with the Lord on February 6, 2014, after a brief battle with cancer. Jean was born December 15, 1932 to Hollis and Effie Moulton in Kerrick, Texas. She joined seven brothers, followed by another brother and one sister. She lived in Texas until 1945 when her parents moved the family to Oroville, Wash. where she attended school. In 1947 Jean went to the movies and she saw the love of her life, Dean Robinson. After dating for awhile, they were married on Sept. 27, 1948. Her mother told her it wouldn’t last (being married to an (“Arkie”)! They just celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Sept. 27, 2013...

Clyde Van Arsdale

Clyde Thomas Van Arsdale

Clyde Thomas Van Arsdale passed away on February 13, 2014 at the age of 93 at his home in Tonasket, Washington. He was born in North Palmyra Township, Illinois June 17, 1920 to Tom and Lizzie Van Arsdale. He grew up on a farm near Eagle Grove, Iowa the youngest of nine siblings. He was always busy with riding horse, swimming in the creek, hunting and fishing. He said by age three he was already a cowboy and had his own horse. He liked school but after being thrown by a spooked horse he had health problems that caused him to leave school by the age of 12. Clyde remained a student for the remainder of his life. His continued education was the result of his reading and his genuine interest in everyone and everything. At age 17 he took off for Oregon, Idaho and Wyoming working as a cowboy on cattle ranches for a couple years. He also enjoyed working for his brother Dick over the years and especially when breaking horses and working on ranches. After his father died in 1944 his mother often lived with him until her death in 1970. He was very close to his parents and family. He married Ruth Wells in 1940 and together they raised three children: Danny, Sherry and Gary. They lived in Oregon for a few years and then moved to Fort Dodge, Iowa where for the last ten years of their marriage Clyde worked as a concrete batcher for Whelps and McCarten. He moved back to Oregon in 1960 and in 1961 he married Marge (Potter) Best and together they raised three children, Kevin and Chris Best and Connie Van Arsdale. Daughter Sherry and son Gary spent their last year of high school living with him in Oregon. Clyde worked for the Forest Service in 1961 through 1963 working trails in the Wallowa High Lakes on horseback. While in Oregon he spent many a day and night fighting forest fires. He had been a fireman for the ordinance depot outside Hermiston, Ore. for a while in the early 1940s but most of the fires he fought were in the mountains. Clyde and family moved many times in Oregon spending time in Lostine, Wallowa, Woodburn, Hubbard, Burns, Fossil and Hermiston. He worked for McBreen Trucking in Tigard as a truck driver but soon was made the Operation Manager. During the time in Woodburn he also managed two gas stations, which kept his sons Kevin and Chris busy working during their teen years. He also invested in a mobile truck washer, which he set up at the Burns Truck Stop in Wilsonville, Ore. Due to health problems he retired and moved to Fossil for a few years. They moved to Hermiston and Clyde was caregiver to his wife Marge who suffered from emphysema. Daughter Connie was there to help him, and took great care of her mother before she passed away in 1991. Clyde spent the next years living in his trailer home at his son Gary’s home in West Richland, Wash. and then in Tonasket on son Dan’s property. In 2006 he moved to Hermiston for two years before returning to marry his dear friend Julie Pratt. He loved the people and town of Tonasket and spent many hours entertaining friends and family with his story of a life full of joy and excitement. Clyde had many hobbies over the years including working with horses, breeding dogs, grooming a beautiful landscaped yard in Hubbard, Ore. including his bonsai collection, and most important his lifelong love of hunting and fishing which was especially enjoyed when shared with his sons. Clyde was a member of Oregon Teamsters, Local 81, Sons of the American Legion, Squad 82, Tonasket Eagles Aerie 3002 and the National Rifle Association. Clyde was proceeded in death by his parents and siblings: Paul, Opal, Ola, Roy, Dick, Toot and their spouses and baby Eileen that died shortly after birth. He is survived by his wife Julie Pratt and his three stepchildren, Del, Anna, and Tracy Everano, and his children: Dan (Gloria), Sherry (Ron Bates), Gary (Joyce), Kevin Best (Kathy), Chris Best (Kathy) and Connie Wohlcke (Van). Grandchildren: Traci McVicker (D.R.), Tanya Esparza (Arnold), Todd Van Arsdale (Sammee), Toya Kion, Debbie Finkbeiner (Ron), Dan Bates (Nancy), Trevor Van Arsdale (Wendy), Crystal Best, Tommy Best, Amber Anderson (Bill) Kasie Wardinger (Sam), Kristen Best, Ronnie Moore, Anthony Moore, Kristina Moore. Clyde had 24 great grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren, six step-grandchildren and many nephews and nieces.

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Clyde lived a fantastic life and most of it was because of his love of life, an optimistic attitude and a fantastic sense of humor. Everyone who knew him had heard at least one unfinished story due to uncontrollable and heartfelt laughter. The family would like to thank Clyde’s friends, Dr. Stangland, Frontier Home Health and Hospice and family members for their excellent care allowing Clyde to remain at home. Instead of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Eagles Heart Fund, Tonasket. Join his family and friends as we celebrate his life on earth and now his heavenly home with those who went before. It will be held at the Eagles in Tonasket, Washington at 2 p.m., Monday, February 24, 2014.

Ralph Zosel

Ralph John Zosel

Ralph John Zosel, 97, of Oroville passed away at his home on February 13, 2014. Ralph was born February 5, 1917 to William and Katie Zosel in Ballard, Washington. The Zosel family moved their mill from the Bonaparte area to Oroville in 1926. Ralph married Eunice Turner in 1941 and they had five children before Eunice died of cancer in 1959. Ralph married Dorothy DenHerder in 1962 and she preceded him in death in 2009. As a youth Ralph chose to live his life as a part of a worldwide family of Christians. This choice guided him for the rest of his life. Ralph is survived by his brother James (Ellen) of Oroville, daughter, Mary of Oakland, Calif., son John (Linda) of Oroville, daughter Ruth (Robert) Hoag of Hillsbrough, North Carolina, son Howard (Nancy) of Oroville. A daughter, Nancy preceded him in death. Ralph has eight grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held February 22 at 2 o’clock at the Oroville High School Commons. Visitation will be at Ralph’s home, 89 Eastlake Road on Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. Memorials may be made in Ralph’s memory to the Juvenile Diabetes Association (JDRF) or the American Cancer Society. Bergh Funeral Service (www. in Oroville is in charge of the arrangements.

John Allan Wall

John Allan Wall John Allan Wall, 72, of Wenatchee passed away on February 13, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. Allan, as he was known to all, was born on January 31, 1942 in Omak Washington to Mary Jane and Herbert John Wall. Allan’s first adventure was on the day of his birth. Since his father was away due to the war effort, Mary Jane was driven to the hospital by Joe Hardenburgh, an old family friend. Allan’s first two years of education were at the Oroville Catholic School. He finished his schooling in the

Oroville Public schools, graduating in 1960. Allan had a lifelong passion for aviation, and proudly earned his private pilot’s license on April 25, 1963 after studying under George Ehlers, and his father, Herb Wall. In 1965 Allan was married to Peggy Buckmiller. There were three children born during this union. The marriage ended in divorce. During his lifetime, Allan had a varied career including stops at Prince’s Market in Oroville, Safeway in Seattle, Boeing Aviation, orchardist in Oroville, Norman Jensen in Oroville, DJ’s Restaurant in Oroville and finishing his career while driving oil tanker in Wenatchee. While in Wenatchee, Allan unfortunately suffered kidney failure which necessitated kidney dialysis. Fortunately, treatment was administered by a loving nurse, Louana Morgan. One thing led to another. Allan and Louana fell in love and were married on Jan. 22, 2005. Surprisingly, no one in Allan’s family was a match to provide a kidney for a transplant –but Louana was! Less than a week after their marriage, the transplant occurred giving Allan nine more happy years with Louana and his family. During those nine years, there were many adventures; including their dream of a trip around the back roads of the United States, cruises to Alaska, and a trip to Brazil. Allan was a lifelong Episcopalian and a 25-year Mason. Survivors include his loving wife Louana, his daughter Andrea Jane Cockle and husband Gordie, his son John Allan “Brick” Wall and wife Gale, stepdaughter Dawn, his stepchildren Chad Morgan and wife Twila, Melissa Morgan and husband Jerry, his sister Karen Sue Floyd and husband Court, numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephew, aunts, and uncles. A memorial service was held on February 15, 2014 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Oroville, Wash. Officiated by his lifelong friend Marilyn HardenburghWilder.

Jim Jackson

James E. Jackson

James E. Jackson, 85, of Oroville, died February 11, 2014 in Oroville. He was born June 30, 1928 to Carrie and Gordon Jackson in Oroville, Washington. He attended Oroville Schools, graduating in 1947. He attended Centralia J u n i o r College and the University of Washington. Jim was drafted and served from 1951-53 in the Army Signal Corp. In the early 1960’s he worked in Alaska for RCA on the Dew Line on radar sites for the early warning systems. Jim returned to Oroville in the early 1970’s and began working for the Oroville Irrigation System as a ditch walker until retirement. Jim became interested in photography while in high school and this interest continued throughout his life. He was an avid reader and enjoyed spending time working his mining claim. Jim was a member of the Oroville American Legion. Jim is survived by his brothers Alfred, Frank (Marjorie) and Art (Susan) all of Oroville; sisters Louise Loether of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., Pat Kresek of Lynnwood, Wash. and Sharon (Glenn) Gredvig of Spokane; 12 nieces and nephews and 11 great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carrie and Gordon Jackson, brother Roy and nephew Brian Kresek. Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Bergh Chapel in Oroville with Tom Scott officiating. Interment will follow at the Riverview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Oroville Senior Center Bergh Funeral Service of Oroville in care of arrangements.

Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune, February 20, 2014  
Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune, February 20, 2014  

February 20, 2014 edition of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune