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Group asks for blues fest at Deep Bay Park New music festival would be in conjunction with Run for the Border motorcycle ride, May 17 be opened to camping and that only motorcycles be allowed to park at Deep Bay during that Saturday. “Having bikes where you are is really a OROVILLE – A new group is planning on holding a blues festival in conjunction part of the whole deal,” she said. Oroville Police Chief Warnstaff, himwith the annual Run for the Border charity motorcycle ride and asked the city self a rider and a member of the comcouncil for exclusive use of Deep Bay mittee, said the festival committee would provide security at the park during the Park over Armed Forces Day weekend. The request came from Vicki Hinze at event to make sure all who attend were the council’s Tuesday, Feb. 18 meeting. of age and the event was something Hinze, owner of the Pastime Bar & Grill, attendees could enjoy, whether they were is a member of Destination Oroville, riders or not. “We want to run the event in a safe, a group working with the Chamber of Commerce and city to promote tour- clean, healthy and presentable way both ism in the area. She said the Rally at for Oroville and ourselves,” Hinze said. Other comthe Border Blues mittee members Festival would be a “What they don’t know is the discussed efforts way to take advanabsolute best places we have to get a shuttle to tage of the up to 300 riders who to ride on both sides of the and from town to the park for those make the journey border.” who don’t ride in, from Wenatchee to as well as a parking Vicki Hinze, Oroville each May Rally at the Border Blues Fest lot nearby for those to raise money for who arrive in cars. various charities. “The plan is This year the Run is on Saturday, May 17. Hinze has pulled for the rally riders to arrive, get settled together members of the Chamber and and have time to eat in our restaurants. Destination Oroville, as well as local Then at two or three o’clock we will motorcycle and music enthusiasts to help have the festival until about 10 p.m. Sunday morning we plan a poker run plan for the festival. “These guys (Run for the Border rid- with seven or eight locations in places ers) are actually heading to Oroville and in Oroville and Chesaw and a couple in we’re very excited about it. But they were Tonasket. During the two days time we here for about two and a half hours then I will encourage people to do some of the turned around and they were gone,” said ten routes between here and the other Hinze about last year’s rally. “We want Okanagan,” she said. Hinze asked the council for their “go them to come to Oroville for an event... ahead” so the committee could confor a destination.” She said that she and her husband tinue to pursue the event, which she used to live in Elko, Nevada where she said would be advertised in Washington, helped with an event that brought in Oregon and Idaho, as well as north of the border. 7000 motorcyclists. “Plus we need to start securing the “That’s not our goal here. They have casinos, etc., what they don’t have is the entertainment. The raffle and poker run absolute best places to ride that we have money will be donated to a charity for on both sides of the border,” said Hinze, children. This is a non-profit event... we who with the other committee members just want to sustain ourselves and donate are mapping out several of the most to charity,” said Hinze. “It sounds to me like there has been popular routes in the areas surrounding a lot of work that has gone into this. Oroville. She said that people that are interested It’s nice to see so many volunteers get in blues music are often the same peo- involved,” said Mayor Chuck Spieth. Councilman Ed Naillon added, “I’m ple who are interested in motorcycles. Hinze asked permission for the park to excited. Hopefully this will become a be closed that Saturday except to those mini tradition. It looks like you’ve got a attending the blues festival. She said all fine group of folks.” The council then voted to approve givpark entrants must be 21 years of age or older because alcohol will be available at ing the “go ahead” for the festival and use the festival. She also asked that the park SEE RALLY BLUES | PG A4 BY GARY A. DEVON


Above, the Bonaparte Lake Resort cabin that Joey Dunkin and Halla Fuhrman lived in burned to the ground last Friday. Right, Dunkin and Fuhrman, prior to sorting through what remained of their belongings on Monday, expressed gratitude to all those who have donated clothing, furniture and money to help them start to rebuild their lives.

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Outpouring of support Young couple overwhelmed by donations after fire BY BRENT BAKER BBAKER@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM

BONAPARTE LAKE - Most lessons on what is truly important in life come in the form of trials and tribulations that test the spirit.

Joey Dunkin and Halla Fuhrman have been living that experience these past few days after the Bonaparte Lake Resort cabin that housed the engaged couple’s studio apartment burned to the ground Friday. The fire claimed all their worldly possessions and their beloved dog, as well as one of the primary cabins used by the resort. But they have also been overwhelmed by the support they’ve received in the days since, including donations of clothing, furniture, and (as of Tuesday morning) $3,200 donated through a website set up by Halla’s mom, Heather Cruz. “It’s just amazing that in two and a half days that people have been giving that much to us,” Halla said. “We’re just super grateful. A lot of people have done so much, but especially Mike and Bridgette Sterling. The Red Cross gave us a donation, so I want to thank them. People have been dropping off stuff. It doesn’t matter if people have donated $5, $10 or more, anything has helped and we appre-


iPads helping non-verbal students communicate New calendars move school start to after Labor Day; end to mid-June BY GARY A. DEVON MANAGING EDITOR

OROVILLE – Along with approving changes to the future school calendars, the Oroville School Board heard how iPads had replaced picture cutouts as one way non-verbal students could communicate. The presentation was made to the board by Jennifer Burgard at their Monday, Feb. 24 meeting. Burgard, a Life Skills teacher at Oroville Elementary School, explained how the iPads, use the Sonoflex vocabulary app, turns symbols into speech and includes “thousands and thousands of words.” She passed out three of the iPads, housed in brightly colored protective cases, to the board. Each of the five students who have the devices in the district has a different color, she said. “The iPads help to communicate basic needs. Food is a big motivator... we start with ‘I want’ and add a food item,” she said. “We use ‘I want’ for everything.” The students press a button that speaks “I want” and another

button with a picture representing what they want, according to the teacher. Burgard next showed the board several short videos of students using the devices to communicate with their instructors and to socialize with other, non-special needs students. A young boy showed his frustration at trying to get his needs across and then his enthusiasm when he was able to use the iPad to do so. One young girl was shown communicating her age and birthday, what color shirts people were wearing and answering other questions from other students. “She also knows how to communicate things like her lunch number,” said the Life Skills teacher. “I’ve worked with her and have seen just a massive difference from when she was still using the cards,” said Rocky DeVon, chairman of the school board. “She’s interacting with people now,” said Burgard, adding that she is helping another young boy learn how to use the device. “I know when I communicate with them they are getting pretty fast (at pressing the buttons),” DeVon said. The Life Skills teacher said that photos can be taken with the iPads and added to the symbols and pictures that come with the app and labeled appropriately by one of the teachers.



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Jennifer Burgard, a Life Skills teacher at Oroville Elementary School, demonstrates one of the iPads equipped with the Sonoflex vocabulary app that is used to help non-verbal students communicate. Using pictures and symbols, the iPad “speaks” for the child.


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Don Gayton, M.Sc., P.Ag., has extensive experience with the region’s grasslands and has published a number of technical articles about them. He will be speaking about the local grasslands ecology and grass identification as part of the OHA’s Highland Wonders series. SUBMITTED BY JULIE ASHMORE OKANOGAN HIGHLANDS ALLIANCE

TONASKET - Okanogan Highlands Alliance (OHA) announces the return of one of the region’s premier grass experts, Don Gayton, who will discuss our local grassland ecology and grass plant identification on Friday, March 7, at the

Community Cultural Center of Tonasket. Community members do not have to be botanists to enjoy this event, as everyone from the rookie to the proficient will get something from Don’s wealth of knowledge. Topics covered will include grassland types, invasive plants, grazing and fire interactions, and simplified methods of identifying grasses.

Last September, Don’s Highland Wonders presentation and field trip were filled to capacity, and OHA received requests to offer an indoor presentation to a larger group. This is a great opportunity for those who were not able to participate in the previous grassland learning experience, as well as a chance for those who attended to reinforce the


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Two members of the Moose family made themselves at home at Eden Valley Guest Ranch Thursday. Preferring to travel on plowed lanes, rather than utilize the visual tree coverage, they traipsed along providing quite a show. The moose toured the landscape around many cabins and although they dined on wild roses at The Cosmos Cabin, they preferred the willow at the Homestead Cabin. Smokey and Rex, two elderly professionals (trail ride horses) live behind the cabins with a heated water tank, salt block and more. When the moose came down the Bunny Hop Trail, Smokey and Rex hightailed it over the mountain and were not seen again until evening. Amazing for two 30-year old horses.The moose tracks lead to the salt block and it was undetermined if they drank out of the warm stock tank. The moose were so tall, they just walked right over the top of the 4-strand fence to leave via the Bunny Hop Trail. Upon inspection, it was noted that at just a walk the moose had a three-foot stride. They appeared to be in excellent condition. Eden Valley Guest Ranch is about 10-miles east of Oroville along the eastern border of the US Forest Service area known as the Mt. Hull region.

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concepts that were presented, and develop a deeper understanding. During the presentation, Don will provide a brief “flyover” visual description of Pacific Northwest Grasslands ecology and biogeography, and then focus on some of the key Pacific Northwest grass species. A simplified method of identification will be presented, based on four

common grass tribes. “Grasslands are fragile, complex, mysterious and magical,” Gayton says. “Native grasslands are wonderfully biodiverse, but are often treated as suburbs or parking lots in waiting. My mission is to provide a few basic tools to help open up the ecology--and the poetry--of our native grasslands.” Don Gayton, M.Sc., P.Ag., has extensive experience with our region’s grasslands and has published a number of technical articles about them. He is passionate about sharing his knowledge of our precious and endangered grasslands. Don is an award-winning author. His books include “The Wheatgrass Mechanism,” “Landscapes of the Interior,” “Interwoven Wild” and “Okanagan Odyssey.” Stuart McLean describes him as having “the eye of a scientist and the soul of a poet.” The Highland Wonders educational series brings the natural history of the Okanogan Highlands and surrounding areas to Tonasket, indoors from November through May (skipping December), with outdoor events in the highlands during summer. OHA’s Education Program builds awareness and understanding of local natural history, with the goal of inspiring community members to become more involved in the stewardship of our natural habitats and resources. Okanogan Highlands Alliance is a non-profit that works to educate the public on watershed issues. Highland Wonders presentations are offered free of charge to the community, and donations are welcome. The indoor educational series is offered by OHA, at the Community Cultural Center, the “CCC,” of Tonasket (411 S Western Avenue, Tonasket, WA). The March 7 presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. with desserts, tea and coffee; the dinner benefiting the CCC begins at 5:00 p.m. The meal is $7.50 for CCC members or $8.50 for non-members; $5.00 for kids under 12; a dessert and one beverage are included for dinner guests. Details about Highland Wonders are provided on OHA’s website: education/hw. For more info, contact OHA’s Conservation Coordinator, Julie Ashmore: or (509) 433-7893.

County road restrictions OKANOGAN – The Okanogan County Department of Public Works will be adding Emergency Weight Restrictions on the following County roads as of Feb. 25 at 9:30 a.m. Roads will be added or deleted as weather and road conditions change. Those with questions may contact the Department of Public Works at (509) 422-7300. Area One (Omak-Okanogan, west side of river) - Pine Creek Rd., Conconully Rd., Fish Lake Rd., W. Fork Salmon Creek Rd., N. Fork Salmon Crk. Rd., Sinlahekin Rd., #9229 Conconully Rd., Riverside Cutoff Rd., Duck Lake Rd., Epley Rd., Engh Rd., Omak River Rd., Old Riverside Hwy., Robinson Canyon Rd., Ross Canyon Rd., Salmon Crk. Rd., Dickson Hill Rd., Limebelt Rd., Okanogan Cemetary Rd., Pharr Rd., Spring Coulee Rd., Stansbury Rd., Wood Hill Rd., B&O Rd., Barnhold Loop Rd., all county roads on Pogue Flat, north and south. Area Two (Omak-Okanogan east side of river to Nespelem area): Lyman Lake, Moses

Meadows (12 a.m. to 1 p.m., loaded trucks may travel on), Buffalo Lake Rd., Cache Crk. Rd., Joe Moses Rd., Owhi Rd., Peter Dan Rd., Peter Dan Cut-Off Rd., Park City Loop Rd., Gold Lk. Rd., Cameron Lake Rd., Tunk Crk. Rd., Keystone Rd., Okanogan Airport Rd., Columbia River Rd., N. End Omak Lk. Rd., OmakRiverside Eastside Rd., Rodeo Trail Rd., Chewiliken Valley Rd., Omak Mtn. Rd., Crowder Rd., LaGrange Rd., Rodeo Trail Rd., #3779 Desautel Rd. Area Five (Tonasket-LoomisHavillah-Wauconda Area: Hwy. 7

(MP 0.0-10.48), Pine Creek (MP 14.7-22.5), Aeneas Valley (loaded trucks may travel on from 12 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.), Loomis-Oroville Rd., S. State Frontage Rd., Havillah Rd. up to Dry Gulch Intersection. Area Six (Oroville-ChesawSimilkameen Area: Chesaw Rd. (from Oroville to Nine Mil Intersection), Loomis-Oroville Rd., Wannacut Lake Rd., Blue Lake Rd., Hwy 7, Ellisforde Bridge Rd., O’Neil Rd., Swanson Mill Rd. (oiled section), Eastside Oroville Rd., Eastlake Rd., Bob Neil Rd., Jennings Loop Rd., Similkameen Rd., Golden Rd., Westlake Rd.


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COMMUNICATE | FROM A1 “They understand they can take photos and often ask, ‘can I take your picture,’” she said. The app also has a history button and students quickly learn they can use it to repeat something they have verbalized before. In addition there are games like Candyland Burgard was asked if the iPads were sent home with the students. “One student does use it at home, most don’t they go back to grunting and pointing,” she said In addition to each iPad case being a different color, each “speaks” with a different voice, which the teacher says helps a lot when more than one student is trying to communicate at the same time. The application costs $99 per device and mostly replaces a system that used cards with photos on them and velcro on the back. The board members expressed their thoughts that the application was a good value for helping these non-verbal students.

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Rally Blues | FROM A1 of the park.

Veterans Memorial Park Clerk Kathy Jones reported on proposed changes to the reservation system for the city’s Osoyoos Lake Veterans Memorial Park. “The company we have been contracting with has offered a web-based system that looks like it would be easier for our staff to use. The company said they would wave the $500 fee if we change to this program. It would still cost the same $1500 and $4 per reservation as before, with a minimum of $3000 a year, which we greatly exceed anyway. I think if we switch we will be able to use this system for a lot longer,” said Jones. She added that the new program comes with a training video and would use the same data base and that the system is used in Canadian parks and by the state of Michigan. “Washington State has moved over to a web-based system as well because it is more user friendly,” she said. Rod Noel, head of the parks department said that the program also included new features not available in the old program, which was run from the park itself. The new program will allow reservations to be taken in the winter time from city hall and times when the park is not fully staffed. “It sounds like the way to go,” said Mayor Spieth. In a related issue, the council discussed a letter from two Brownies. The girls asked the city to try and find a way to clean the beach sand at the park. “I think it is very astute of the girls to bring the issue to us,” said Councilman Walt Hart.

There are various machines that are used to groom beaches, cleaning glass and other trash hidden in the sand, according to Noel. “We’ll look into it. Veranda Beach has a machine. I’m not

sure how it works, maybe we can ask if they would rent it to us,” Noel said. The Council next meets on Tuesday, March 4 at 7 p.m. in the council chambers located at 1308 Ironwood St.

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upstairs apartment to try to save belongings and the dog, but quickly became disoriented and was fortunate to get out. “I kind of got lost and started to panic a bit,” he said. “I had to feel my way out.” Okanogan County Sheriff and EMS responded, and Joey was treated and released at North Valley Hospital, primarily for smoke inhalation. Fire response, though, took more than two hours, Heather said. They had been unaware that they were not in a fire district, so they were left to watch the building burn and attempt to keep the fire from spreading on their own. “That’s a tough way to learn that lesson,” Heather said. “Tonasket Fire came pretty much out of the goodness of their hearts, but there were just ashes to spray down by then.” Halla and Heather had been hiking near Tonasket when Heather’s husband Eric called with news of the fire. “We didn’t know what had happened and I didn’t want to believe it,” Halla said. “I still can’t. Mom and I started back up here, but when we were at about Aeneas Valley we saw the ambulance coming down so we turned around and waited for Joey at the hospital.” Engaged since October, Halla and Joey, both 18, are looking at other living options. She’s been working at the lodge and he was laid off from his job last October,

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though he said news of the fire may have provided him at least a part-time job opportunity. “We’re looking for a place,” Joey said. “We have some ideas, but if we need to we have a trailer we can stay in for awhile.” It’s been a challenging stretch for the Bonaparte Lake Resort proprietors. Heather is recovering from a near-fatal bout with Lyme disease contracted through a tick bite. “You just have to keep a positive attitude,” Heather said. “Bad things happen in the world all the time. It’s what you make out of them. There’s things to be learned from everything you experience. Being sick, I wouldn’t change it. I’ve learned so much about what’s important and what’s not. It’s certainly been an interesting journey. “It’s brought tears to my eyes how many people, even strangers, have stepped up to help, especially Halla and Joey that have lost all they have,” she added. “It’s a great reminder that in a small community a lot of people treat each other like family. That’s been a huge growing experience for those kids to see how loving and caring people can still be in this world.” And as Halla said, she and Joey are now part of the long history of the resort. “Someday people will look back and talk about the year the cabin burned down,” she said. “And we can say, yeah, that was us.”


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TONASKET - The Community Cultural Center of Tonasket will be hosting singer/songwriter/ multi-instrumentalist Ruth Moody (a founding member of the Wailin’ Jennys) on Saturday, March 1. She has performed in sold-out venues around the world, made numerous critically-acclaimed albums, received five Juno Award nominations, and has appeared more than a dozen times on “A Prairie Home Companion”. Ruth is an artist of exceptional depth and grace in her own right. Her songs are timeless, universal, and carefully crafted--all sung with an intimacy and honesty that is unmistakably her own. Her latest album, “These Wilder Things”, will be available for purchase at her concert. She will be accompanied by her remarkable touring band. Dinner will be served from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the CCC dining room. The concert begins at 7:00 in the concert hall. Cost for this wonderful evening will be: Dinner and Concert $18.00 for CCC members and

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Bonaparte fire | FROM A1 ciate it so much.” “It’s amazing, people we don’t even know have been trying to help,” Joey added. “But it’s hard to look at the website and know why people are giving to you.” Heather and Eric Cruz, along with Heather’s parents Dave and Sandy Anderson, have owned the resort since 2010. It recently hosted the Bonaparte Lake Snow Drags, and the cabin that burned down was booked from May through most of the summer. “I’m waiting on the insurance timeline,” Heather said. “If we can, we will rebuild it by summer. That’s our intention, anyway, but we’ll have to see.” “People have sent in their deposits,” Dave added. “So it will be a big impact if we can’t rebuild that quickly.” Though the fire is still being investigated, Heather said that it apparently started in or around the wood stove that heated the shop on the lower floor. “The wood stove was closed,” she said. “So we don’t know if it was a flue fire or an ember that popped out.” Joey had been working in the shop, and he and Dave were the only ones on site when the fire started. “I needed to make a phone call (from the main lodge) and while I was on the phone I saw smoke in the doorway,” Joey said. “I called 911 but for some reason it wasn’t working. So Dave ran in and tried calling again.” Joey tried to get into the

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RIVERSIDE Riverside Lighthouse - Assembly of God

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

TONASKET Holy Rosary Parish

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

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

Immanuel Lutheran Church

Trinity Episcopal

Tonasket Foursquare Church

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

Church of Christ

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

Seventh-Day Adventist

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

Oroville Free Methodist

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

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

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

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

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

Tonasket Community UCC

24 E. 4th, Tonasket • 486-2181

“A biblically based, thoughtful group of Christian People”

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

Whitestone Church of the Brethren

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

Ellisforde Church of the Brethren

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

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

Pastor Jim Yaussy Albright.

LOOMIS Loomis Community Church

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

1420 Main St., P.O. Box 250 Oroville, WA 98844 509-476-3602 or 1-888-838-3000

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




Don’t hedge on Alt. School

A few years ago, my buddy Phil (a youth pastor) and I led a group of high school students on a church mission trip to Monterrey, Mexico. For nearly two weeks we split time working with various construction projects and interacting with younger kids in various areas around the city. It wasn’t your typical church youth group. Somehow we ended up with about 20 kids that weren’t your stereotypical strait-laced, industrious, clean-cut church kids. Many in our group had issues ... at home, at school, and especially at church. To say we were a bit nervous about the expedition was an understatement. And maybe it wasn’t fair to the kids that they exceeded our expectations, but it was one of the best experiences of my life. We watched these kids who largely were “outsiders” at home, that people saw as goof-offs, or Goths, or out-of-whack for various reasons, absolutely shine. They worked themselves to exhaustion, loved the kids they encountered with kindness and grace even though they didn’t share the same language, had their eyes opened both by desperate poverty and a joyful hospitality of the people they met. You’d think they would have been celebrated as heroes when we got home, but instead many in that church still saw the outer trappings of troubled youth and didn’t want them staining the furniture. Many of those kids left that church and haven’t been back to that church... or any church. So it was with a mixture of sadness and anger HALF-BAKED that I heard many of the same kinds of comments at last Monday’s Tonasket School Board public Brent Baker hearing about the failed bond measure regarding the students that attend the Alternative and Outreach School (two different entities that serve similar purposes to separate groups of kids). Apparently there is a segment of constituents in our community that voted against the bond primarily -- or exclusively -- because it contained funding to replace the dilapidated old portable that they currently meet in. Why couldn’t the kids be put back into the mainstream? If they have problems at home, why does the community have to deal with them? So what if the way some students learn doesn’t fit the old mold that was “good enough” decades ago? Those kids are in that school for a variety of reasons, many of them unique to the individual students. Whether it be issues at home, difficulty integrating with society at large, learning styles that don’t function well in a traditional class setting, or just about anything that might be akin to trying to fit a square peg into a round hole. As a public school district, Tonasket has an obligation to educate every student that comes through its doors, whether it be a well-adjusted middle class high achiever or a kid that shows up hungry, smelly and hangs out on the fringes of being a functional human being, and everywhere in between. The highly-motivated average students, or the brilliant ones that may someday change the world, if they can just survive middle school, or figure out how to graduate while raising a two-year-old. To question the validity of the Alternative School on that basis is to bring into question the value of these students as unique individuals, as people. This is not about bricks and mortar, but about keeping these kids engaged, in school, and on course for a productive life. Without the Alternative School, many of them might not stay in school at all. Maybe it’s not taxpayers’ fault that these kids don’t fit into church kids’ clothing or fit into our local culture’s vision of what a well-adjusted kid looks like. But it is our problem if they drop out of school and end up unable to read, on the dole, in jail, or raising families that are distanced yet another increment from productively functioning in society at large. It’s a lot easier to pass judgement on what these kids appear to be from a distance - because we wouldn’t want to get to close, would we? - than it is to contribute something of ourselves or what we earn that gives them a fighting chance to succeed. I voted for the bond, and I respect many of those who did not. But let’s be clear about one thing. Voting against it because it includes funding for the Alternative School does not save any of us money. Whether it’s to invest in these kids’ futures, or to clean up the mess if we don’t, we are all going to pay.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Thanks for voting for the School M&O Levy Dear Editor, I would like to express my appreciation for the members of our communities who took the opportunity to cast a vote in favor of local

school M and O levies. These levies are an important part of the way local schools educational and maintenance needs. I would especially like to thank the voters in the Tonasket School District who supported the Tonasket M and O Levy at over 64 percent approval rate. The passage of this Levy will allow the district improve the edu-

Bill Grunst for marshal Dear Editor, Some old Oroville boys, and were having a national political discussion. We agreed we need someone with impeccable integrity. Some one honest, never put their hand in the cookie jar, doesn’t cheat on his wife. Tough and firm. The answer was simple.... William Grunst. He is fair, honest, just never be truent.... He should also be a May Day Marshall. Ray Breshears Wenatchee

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The Molson Leader

92 Years Ago: Feb. 15-22, 1922: The Annual stockholders meeting of the Molson State Bank was held Thursday and the following officers and directors were elected for this year. S. Barns, president; G. B. Avery, vice president and cashier; C. S. Barns, G. B. Avery, J. C. McDowell, F. A. Tyler, John Ragen and G. L. Armstrong, directors. L. J. Mack and S. A. Suiter have re-arranged the interior of the building that has been occupied by Suiter’s Cafe’ and have opened Molson’s third pool hall and barber shop. The barber shop is in the front of the building and the pool hall and lunch counter will be operated in the rear part of the building. The new pool hall has been named The Club. 40 warrants made out to veterans of the world war, who applied for their state bonus allowance, have been returned to the state auditor’s office because postal authorities are unable to locate the claimants. Two days after the Palace Hotel fire, Ray Weed, in digging in the ashes where his bakery had been located, uncovered and salvaged a five gallon can nearly full of kerosene. The can had been burnt black and part of the top had melted off in the tremendous heat of the big fire, but the oil had not ignited. State funds, to the extent of approximately $3,000,000 in addition to the $1,103,000 Federal aid, will be available in the state of Washington for highways in 1922. Plans are laid for the paving of at least 60 miles of highway and the grading and graveling of another 110 miles. What a good registered purebred sire can do is illustrated on the farm of A. H. Poston and Sons of Spokane, where a great grand daughter of a 3481 pound cow gave during the last month, as a three-year-old, 1556 pound of milk, nearly half as much in a month as her great grandma gave in a year. Current wheat prices should net the grower $1.00 per bushel anywhere in the interior producing districts. Our association is fortunate because we still have about 40 per cent of the crop to sell at the higher prices.

The Oroville Gazette Washington Newspaper Publishers Association member


cation delivered to our students and to continue to maintain our buildings and grounds. A very heartfelt thank you must also go out to the Tonasket Levy Committee for all of the vigorous hard work that they did in support of the Levy and Bond votes. As most people know the Capital Improvement Bond received a majority vote but not enough to meet the 60 percent required for passage. The District is currently seeking input from all sectors of the community on how to proceed forward in meeting the needs put forth in the Bond vote. Again thank you every one who voted in the February 11 election. Jerry Asmussen Tonasket School Board Chairman

50 Years Ago: February 20 -27, 1964: When the Hornets take on Chelan Friday, the following regulars will be playing for a win. They are:

The Gazette-Tribune ITEMS FROM THE 25 Years Ago: February 16 - 23, 1989: With the closPAST ing of the illegal “Railroad Cut Landfill” Dwayne Mathews, Mike Kerman, Robert Howe, Alan Dull and Ernie Marchand. The largest group to ever receive Eagle Scout awards in Oroville at one time are the following Explorers who are to be congratulated for their work in scouting to achieve the highest award in scouts: Robert Walker, Jim Thornton, Walt Hart III, Bill King and Bob Churchill. Oroville school students and teachers were hit hard by the “flu” this week. A tabulation of absences showed six teachers absent on both Monday and Tuesday. On Monday, 22 elementary pupils and 54 junior-senior were absent. Tuesday, the elementary school had 36 pupils and the junior-senior had 62 for a total of 98. There will be more ski races this weekend with open competition for all ages at the Sitzmark Ski area. Friday, Feb. 21, the Ski Club will have a potluck dinner, night skiing, a brief meeting and a ski movie at the ski hill. Everyone is welcome. Bring your own eating services, and coffee and hot chocolate will be furnished. Grocery prices for the period: Toilet tissue, 3 for $.89; Cake mixes, 15 1/2 oz., $.39; 10 lb. pancake mix, $.89; pint of cottage cheese, $.23; coffee, $.69 per lb. Rib Steaks, $.69 per lb; 4 lbs oranges, $.35; fryer part, 5 lb. $.49; clam chowder, 4 - 7 1/2 oz. cans, $1.00; 2 lb. box crackers, $.37. The Oroville Hornets won a berth in the Class A tournament with a 64 - 60 win over Chelan, while Omak, previously tied with Oroville, dropped a 59 -57 game to Okanogan. An Oroville sophomore at Eastern Washington States College is a member of the college’s Reserve Officers Training Corps “Varsity Cadets” singing group which will fly to the San Francisco Bay area next week to present 10 performances. Byron Gjerde, son of Mr. and Mrs. Art Gjerde, is a 1962 graduate from Oroville High School and is majoring in music. Weather Wise, by Marge Frazier, Official Observer: Feb. 19, 49 degrees maximum and 30 degrees minimum; Feb. 20, 44 and 19; Feb. 21, 41 and 17; Feb. 22, 45 and 20; Feb. 23, 43 and 15; Feb. 24, 45 and 35 and Feb. 25, 42 and 17. Total precipitation for the week was .05” with a total of 6’ on the ground for the first five days and 5” on the last two.

the people of the small Okanogan Highlands community of the Molson area will soon have to decide what to do with their growing solid waste problems. Dick Sele, assistant director of Public Works stated that “The railroad cut is the last area to be closed. One reason we have left it for last is because you are more isolated and further from a legal landfill.” The Oroville City Council has approved a final draft of a contract to merge the Oroville Water Supply System with that of the North End Water Users Association, NEWUA. Crest Construction, a senior housing development company, that had planned on constructing 20 units of senior housing in Tonasket, has faced a setback due to the non-approval of financing from FmHA. It is assumed at this time that this will only be a minor setback and that Crest will re-apply for the financing. The Oroville Hornets basketball team, celebrated as time ran out during the district playoff game against Ephrata last Saturday at Eastmont High School. The win set the Hornets up for the championship game against Lake Roosevelt next Friday at Eastmont. North Country Apples are a “World Market Product” as demonstrated from the picture of a Gold Digger box of apples found in the “Second Market” downtown Taichung, Taiwan, by the son and family of George and Darleen Kidwell, of Oroville, who are Missionaries stationed in Taiwan. It also noted that a box of golden apples was selling for about $29. The weather is certainly the main topic of conversation in the Molson area. There has been lots of snow and the wind has created beautiful drifts against everything standing. The Old Molson Museum is especially pretty with the stark white of the snow against the old wooden buildings. Real Estate Listings: Country living on 3 acres with power, water and phone all on the property. This parcel has scattered trees and is on an asphalt county road. Only $7,950, terms. Tonasket home, 2 bdrm, great location, walk to shopping, school or hospital. $34,500 - 3 bdrm home, brand new oak bathroom, dining room, full basement with workshop and office, laundry room, under house parking; reduced from $34,500 Now $29,900.




More friends have passed on Another week whizzed by. I truly thought by now I would have the folding table out of the living room and all the snapshots filed neatly away and the rest thrown out, and could say, “Well, finally, I got that job done.” Each summer I think that will be my “next winter project” and about six winters have gone by and nothing happened in that category. If I hadn’t spilled the glass of water, that seemed to have held at least a half gallon of water, causing me to have photos spread all over to dry, I’d be almost finished, or at least closer to being finished, but I lost a day in the drying process. But, that’s life and I learned quite some time ago, nothing at my house is going to get done on time. Well, folks keep being ill and unfortunately some aren’t getting well. We went to two memorials on the Feb. 15 and two on Feb. 22. It has been reported to me that local realtor, Stan Porter, is not making progress in healing. He was in the hospital very ill, and now I’m told he is home (editor’s note: word has come in that Stan has passed away). On Wednesday we spent the afternoon visiting in the hospital and Care Center. Ed Craig was anxiously awaiting his ride to get back to his own home. Glen


The next Molson Grange meeting will be an open meeting, starting with a potluck supper on Feb. 27 at 6:30 p.m. Vickie Barnhart will be the guest speaker. She is with the North American Wool Cooperative. This group started in Chesaw last September. All wool and fiber producers are invited to come. This is an open and free membership group, linking farmers with each other for cooperation in wool production

Charity dinner planned for March 5 By Jan Hansen Oroville Eagles We are having a Special Chinese Dinner by Linda Darrow on Saturday, March 8, with an auction will follow. Tickets are $15 and on sale now at the club or from Eagle members – all tickets sold in advance by March 5. Please come out and support your Eagles and our local chari-

Richardson, Chesaw, still had some days to be confined, due to having pneumonia. Bob Hirst was up and walking (with assistance) and seems to be gaining strength, after the second surgery on his shoulder/arm. Kay (Sherling) Tracy was having a good day and we visited her in the care center, as well as Bill Hilderbrand, Betty Kingsley, Betty Descateaux and Beverly Roth. Peggy Wall was able to join family at the Allan Wall memorial. She is pretty much housebound from multiple health issues and it was so good to see her. And I’m told that Mike Buckmiller, the Gold Digger wine-master is at somewhat of a standstill. If tests show that it might be beneficial, he may be sent to New York for some new, advanced technical treatment. Cancer is such a nasty thing to have to deal with and what works for one doesn’t for another. The old adage “One day at a time Lord” is the way most of us have to live and it is surely true for many of our friends and relatives. Last Wednesday, word came from Mesa, Ariz. that our beloved “Miss Ellie” Cook had the planned surgery for replacing a heart valve. Sge made it through the operation, but died a bit

HILLTOP COMMENTS by rebuilding our fiber industry, region by region, state by state, to further provide locally sustainable products made in the U.S.A. She will speak about sheering and fiber. So far there has been a good response from the community. Come and see for yourself. Last Sunday was the first of our regular Pancake Breakfasts in Molson. There were 98 Adults and 1 child served. Attendance was down some, as many attended the breakfast at the Ice Fishing Festival last week. The Lucky Winners of the Raffle Baskets were Joyce Forthun, Becky Cross and Judy Coffelt.

EAGLEDOM AT WORK ties. This is open to the public. On Sunday, March 16 we will have our annual chili and cornbread cook-off. Eagle members can sign up by March 15 to bring their favorite recipes for judging by all tasters. On Saturday, March 22 North Half will be playing for your enjoyment. And, on Sunday, March 23, we will hold a Pool Meat Shoot at 1 p.m., sign up by 12:30 p.m. Our Aerie meetings are the first

later. Ellie was always on the move and a political career. Condolences go out to the family we doubted that she could be still long enough for a surgery, but her clock quit left behind, when a most troubled lady took her life by drowning ticking, just as will happen in the icy river in Tonasket to all of us when the “correcently. rect time” comes. She loved On Saturday, Feb. 22 we to “dress” for all the holiwent to two distinctly difdays. Wings would probably ferent funeral/memorials, be her choice for this, her both so very fitting for each last venture, and she can just of the two individuals. Tom “fly away” to her new locaScott was at his best when he tion. We’ll miss you “Miss spoke of Jim Jackson. The Ellie.” When you entered, chapel was filled with those you brightened an otherwise who had known Jimmy from dull room! A memorial will THIS & THAT different facets of his life, be held in Mesa and next Joyce Emry from school, the Orovillesummer her ashes will be Tonasket Irrigation sysbrought to Oroville for sertem, the Oroville Senior Citizens, the vices and burial here. Long time resident of Tonasket, American Legion, and the daily cofEmmert Verbeck, age 97, went to his fee meets, and family and friends. Jim higher rewards last Thursday. Emmert feared no one would come to a service was a very giving person of his time and for him…how wrong he was in his was a volunteer of many hours through- thinking! Apparently he never realized out his lifetime. He was a dedicated that he was a very unique guy, well read Kiwanian and that is only one of the on so many subjects, and once you met many things he was active in. He will him, you remembered him. According be truly missed by his family and many to what his family and friends said, he could see a use for many things, and had friends. March 5 is the date for the Red Cross a collection of “stuff” that will take them Blood Draw, being held at the United a long time to find another home for. Methodist Church, from 12 p.m. to 5 His wish to have a nice dinner for those attending his service was fulfilled. p.m. The service of Ralph Zosel was much March 4 is the Episcopal pancake feed that usually is held in February, but as I more sedate which was very fitting for mentioned previously, (Shrove Tuesday) the gentleman that he was. He was the the dates are later this year. Easter is sort of man that I always felt like I quite late, not until April 20. It’s too should put a “Mr.” in front of the Ralph. complicated to go into here. Just remem- Always friendly, with a smile and always very quiet. His service was presided over ber the dates. If a person knows nothing, but thinks by three speakers, with music provided he knows everything, it clearly points to by family, giving it a personal touch

Congratulations, ladies. I know all of you Pinochle players just can’t wait to see the results of the last two weeks winners. Well, on Feb. 17 with 35 in attendance Doug Knight and Evelyn Dull took the Highs. Don Field and Dolly Engelbretson were Low and nobody was awarded the Traveling Prize. On Feb. 10 with 34 players, Jim Fry and Myrtle Wood took the Highs, Everett Turner and Mary Lou Barnett, were low. Jim Fry also took the Traveling. We are going into the last of winter, according to the groundhog’s prediction Feb. 1. With two weeks more to go, we are now in another weekend of a snowstorm that has covered everything, again. What is it going to be? Until next week. and third Tuesdays of the month and the Auxiliary meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays. Happy hour is 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. every day and we have free pool every Sunday. Monday is Taco Night, during Pool League we have burgers on Wednesdays, Thursdays we play Bingo and eat Burgers and More. Friday is Steak Night, Karaoke and Meat Draw. Watch this column for Saturday special events. Come join your brothers and sisters at your Eagles and bring your friends. Find out what’s happening at your club and join in. As always, We Are People Helping People.


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 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.


OROVILLE - It’s that time once again for the Oroville Scholarship Foundation (formerly Dollars For Scholars) Variety/Talent Show. The show will occur this year on Friday, March 14 at 7 p.m. in the Oroville High School Commons. To participate in the show, an application (available at the high school office, 1008 Ironwood, or downloadable at must be completed, and participants must audition. Not all applicants for the variety show will be selected for participation at the discretion of the OSF Selection Committee, according to Oroville Music Director Eric Styles. Auditions are Feb. 25-27 (TuesdayThursday), at the Oroville High School Music room (#301) from 3:10 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 10-minute intervals. Acts must be limited to 3.5 minutes.


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


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.


OROVILLE - The Trinity Episcopal Church will be having a Pancake Feed on Tuesday, March 4. Along with pancakes there will be sausage and homemade applesauce at the church located at 604 Central in Oroville. Donations: Adults, $6; Seniors, $5; Children 12 and under, $3.50.


OKANOGAN - The state Department of Natural Resources - Surface Mine Reclamation program is putting on a workshop March 4 at 5:30 p.m. to assist current and potential miners in understanding the Surface Mine Reclamation law, when a permit is required and how to obtain the permit. The workshop is free to attend and will consist of an approximate 30 minute presentation followed

by a question and answer session where DNR staff will be available to answer questions regarding surface


from the fine voices of Zosels and a classic touch of the piano keys. When is this epidemic of deaths going to cease? What a shock to learn of the sudden death of Bill LaFrance. Ruth and Bill came to Oroville when Monty and Barb Drummond opened their drug store, and operated the lunch counter. They stayed on and have been great volunteers, especially with the Streetscape project. They have made many friends in the area and were just getting settled in to a new home on O’Neil Rd. Proving once again to “Eat dessert first, Life is uncertain,” That last quote is the motto of the senior citizens. Was good to see Bud Gerken out and about. Lookin’ purty good! Saw several at the memorials…like, Vance Ramey, one of the Kresek boys (forgot the first name) and several others I can’t think of, now that I am home. Isn’t it an awful feeling to fill up the coffee pot and come back in a few minutes, expecting a cup of coffee and nothing has happened? Wasn’t that old but now days you don’t repair…you replace. So down to the Ace hardware ya’ go. Can’t brag on my Gonzaga boys this week. Oh! well! Ya’ can’t win ‘em all and they surely didn’t. A while back someone left a sack with some very nice yarn in it, on my porch. I thought my cousin had left it, but upon asking her, she said it wasn’t her. Now I am curious. Thanks, whoever you are. On reading this article to check for errors, it is nothing but a health and death report. I don’t think I’ve had one so filled with sadness. And then it snows. Hopefully next week will be cheerier.


Tax time will be here before you know it, one of those annoying things we have to do each year. For many of you it can be much easier this tax season. Community Schools is sponsoring a free tax service for English and Spanish speaking members of our community, all ages, with

low to moderate incomes. Three qualified volunteers, trained by AARP, will be available on Tuesday evenings in Oroville and Thursday evenings in Tonasket to complete your tax return for you. For more information and to make an appointment please call Angela Lorz at

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This may be a little premature, but on Sunday March 9, the Sunday bunch of pinochle players serve a full potluck dinner at 1 p.m. or 1:15 p.m. All are welcome. Other Sundays they play pinochle but only munch

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Oliver Theatre NEXT UP The next shoots for the Tonasket Gun Club are as follows: March 2, Oroville; March 9, Omak; March 16, Tonasket; March 23, Omak, for the county shoot.

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

Have you given much thought to collecting Social Security? The answer probably depends on how old you are — but whatever your age, you’ll want to consider the best way of incorporating Social Security benefits into your retirement income strategy. Of course, if you have several decades to go until you retire, you might be wondering if Social Security will even be there for you at all. The basic issue is that the Social Security system is experiencing a sharply declining worker-to-beneficiary ratio. In plain English, this means that fewer workers are contributing to Social Security while the huge baby boom generation is retiring and taking money out. Still, Social Security has enough money to pay full retirement benefits to every eligible American until 2038, according to the Congressional Budget Office. After that point, benefits would have to be reduced unless changes

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movies in the library. Also, do you have any ideas for Tuesday speakers? Let me know. Entrees for this week: Tuesday, Baked Fish; Thursday, Teriyaki Beef; and Friday, Lasagna. Pinochle Scores for Feb. 22: Betty Hall won the door prize; Zane Gazaway had the most pinochles; Nellie Paulsen was high scoring woman and Ted Zachman was high scoring man. Oh, yes! Wes Westphal told us his new shop is open across the street from the old one. May have an open house later. More next time.


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on snack foods. Betty Bair said she would like to see some board games or dominoes played. Any interest out there? Someone else said they would like to have an instructor to teach us line dancing. Any interest for that? How about a movie watching time? We have many donated

(509) 486-1115. This is a free and completely confidential service. Classes coming up: There’s still time to register for these offerings – Sew What for Spring (Tuesday, March 4 and 11, two sessions); The Biology of It (Wednesday, March 5); Heartsaver First Aid/ AED (March 5 and 6, two sessions) and What’s for Dinner? (Thursday, March 6). Call Ellen Barttels at (509) 476-2011, email community.schools@oroville. or go online at www. northvalleycommunityschools. com to register.

though, that other factors, such as your anticipated longevity, should also enter into And several changes have indeed been your calculations in considering when to take proposed. Given that we do have nearly Social Security. 25 years until benefit cuts may need to be As mentioned above, your retirement income made, it seems reasonable that some type may also include withdrawals from retirement of solution could be reached to put Social accounts, such as an IRA and a 401(k), Security back on solid ground. along with other investments, such as a fixed In any case, when thinking about your annuity. And these other accounts are quite retirement income, you need to focus on important, because Social Security provides, those things that you can control — such as on average, only about 40% of retirement when to start taking Social Security and how income for the average 65-year-old today. you can supplement your Social Security Consequently, in the years and decades benefits. before you retire, contribute as much as you Depending on when you were born, your can possibly afford to these other accounts. “full” retirement age, as far as collecting Given the advances in medical care and Social Security benefits, is likely either 66 or the greater awareness of healthy lifestyles, 67. You can start getting your checks as early people are living longer than ever — which as 62, but if you do, your monthly payments means you could spend two, or even three, could be reduced by as much as 30% — and decades in retirement. To enjoy those years this reduction is permanent. Consequently, fully, you’ll need adequate income. if you can support your lifestyle from other By planning ahead, you can determine how sources of income — such as earnings best to fit Social Security into your retirement from employment and withdrawals from income strategy. Every move you make to your IRA and 401(k) — you may want to help “secure” your retirement can pay off for postpone taking Social Security until you you in the long run. reach your full retirement age. In fact, you can get even bigger monthly checks if you This article was written by Edward Jones for delay taking your benefits beyond your full use by your local Edward Jones Financial retirement age, although your payments will Advisor. “max out” once you reach 70. Keep in mind, are made to the Social Security system.

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cops & courts Superior Court Criminal

Jesus Antonio Renteria Hernandez, 19, Omak, pleaded guilty Feb. 21 to second-degree theft. Renteria Hernandez was sentenced to 60 days in jail and fined $2,025.41 for the July 7, 2013 crime. He also had a firstdegree trafficking of stolen property charge dismissed. The court found probable cause to charge Bradley Allen Sweat, 24, Omak, with assault in violation of a no-contact order (DV), violation of a no-contact order (DV), resisting arrest and POCS (methamphetamine). The crimes allegedly occurred Feb. 13. The court found probable cause to charge Juan Manuel Medina, 19, Omak, with POCS (meth) with intent to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia. The crimes allegedly occurred Feb. 11. The court found probable cause to charge Joshua Michael Chapa, 22, Omak, with POCS (heroin) and use of drug paraphernalia. The crimes allegedly occurred Oct. 10, 2013. The court found probable cause to charge Chad David Buckmiler, 32, Oroville, with seconddegree assault. The crime allegedly occurred Feb. 10. The court found probable cause to charge Gailin Tara Olson, 26, Omak, with third-degree assault (against a law enforcement officer), resisting arrest, fourth-degree assault (DV) and fourth-degree assault. The crimes allegedly occurred Dec. 14, 2013. In an unrelated case, the court also found probable cause to charge Olson with second-degree theft. That crime allegedly occurred Dec. 18, 2013.

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Baltazar Perez Reyes, 23, Oroville, guilty of third-degree DWLS and second-degree recreational fishing without a license/catch card. Perez Reyes received a 90-day suspended sentence and fined $1,386. Edward Lyle Quintasket, 64, Omak, guilty of second-degree DWLS and DUI. Quintasket was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 194 days suspended, and fined $3,636. Wade Allen Reddington, 40, Omak, guilty of third-degree DWLS and use/delivery of drug

paraphernalia. Reddington was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 70 days suspended, and fined $1,383. Eric L. Reid, 41, Omak, guilty of DUI and third-degree DWLS. Reid was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 334 days suspended, and fined $2,436. Mongo Jerry Lodi Renion, 30, Omak, guilty of third-degree malicious mischief. Renion was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 359 suspended, and fined $808. Alejandro Isaias Sandoval, 19, Omak, had a second-degree DWLS charge dismissed. Denise Ranae Sinnett, 47, Okanogan, guilty of third-degree theft. Sinnett received a 180day suspended sentence and fined $768. Johnny Thomas Snell Jr., 39, Omak, had a third-degree malicious mischief charge dismissed. Falina Dawn Storm, 27, Omak, guilty of third-degree DWLS. Storm was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 88 days suspended, and fined $858. Norman Emery Thomas, 53, Oroville, guilty of third-degree DWLS. Thomas received a 90day suspended sentence and was fined $818. Timothy Martin Timentwa, 67, Omak, had a third-degree DWLS charge dismissed. Jeanie Kay Todd, 32, Omak, guilty of fourth-degree assault, interfering with reporting (DV) and violation of a no-contact order. Todd was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 362 days suspended, and fined $2,316. Michael Wayne Tooker Sr., 29, Tonasket, had a fourth-degree assault charge dismissed. Maricela Torres Flores, 24, Okanogan, had a charge dismissed: supplying liquor to minors. Jesus Torres Rodriguez, 34, Omak, had a fourth-degree assault charge dismissed. Stephen Dewayne Trammell, 42, Okanogan, had two charges dismissed: resisting arrest and obstruction. Timothy J. Vallee, 28, Omak, guilty of reckless driving. Vallee was sentenced to 180 days in jail with 177 days suspended, and fined $808. He also had a third-degree DWLS charge dismissed. Leroy Joseph Zacherle, 44, Omak, guilty of violation of a nocontact order. Zacherle was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 314 days suspended, and fined $808. He also had eight additional charges dismissed, all for violation of a no-contact order.

911 Calls and Jail Bookings Monday, Feb. 17, 2014 Theft on S. Second Ave. in Okanogan. Money reported missing. Trespassing on S. Second Ave. in Okanogan. Warrant arrest on Columbia St. in Omak. Harassment on Rose St. in Okanogan. Juvenile problem on Mill St. in Okanogan. Cardboard reported burned. Assault on Hwy. 97 near Tonasket. Assault on N. Whitcomb Ave. in Tonasket. Trespassing on Barker Rd. near Tonasket. Illegal burning on Westlake Rd. near Oroville. Automobile theft on Okoma Dr. in Omak. Harassment on N. Elm St. in Omak. Trespassing on N. Main St. in Omak. Theft on Ironwood St. in Oroville. Laptop reported missing. Theft on 23rd Ave. in Oroville. Medication reported missing. Harassment on S. Western Ave. in Tonasket. Shawn Murice Cook, 36, booked on a Depart of Corrections secretary’s warrant for POCS. Miguel Amezcua Mora, 20, booked for fourth-degree assault (DV). Lawrence James Fry Jr., 41, booked on a State Patrol FTC warrant for DUI. Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 Domestic dispute on Hwy. 97 near Tonasket. Scissors reported thrown. Warrant arrest on N. Fir St. in Omak. Drugs on Queen St. in Okanogan. Vehicle prowl on S. First Ave. in Okanogan. Several vehicles reported. Custodial interference on Vinyard Lane near Oroville. Assault on Broadway St. in Loomis. One-vehicle rollover crash on Conconully Rd. near Okanogan. No injuries reported. Theft on Engh Rd. in Omak. Disorderly conduct on Jasmine St. in Omak. Malicious mischief on Fir St. in Oroville. Donovan Rae Nysti, 20, booked on a Department of Corrections secretary’s warrant for thirddegree assault. Jesus Alberto Castaneda, 20, booked on a Department of Corrections detainer, POCS (methamphetamine) and POCS (marijuana) (minor). James Anthony Scaramozzino, 33, booked on an OCSO FTA warrant for unlawful possession of a firearm, a State Patrol FTA warrant for third-degree DWLS,

Tonasket Preschool Story Time

TONASKET - Tonasket Preschool Story Time will Thursday, March 6 at 10:30 a.m. at the Tonasket Library at 209 S Whitcomb Ave. Story times will be the first and third Thursday of each month. Any questions call the Tonasket Library at (509) 486-2366.

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.

What’s For Dinner? Class

OROVILLE – What’s For Dinner? In this North Valley Community School class we will knead some whole wheat non-GMO bread and, while that rises, we’ll talk about redefining our dinner culture for better health. Then, we’ll prepare some healthier choices. Bring a bread pan to class and you will prepare a loaf to bake at home. For this Thursday, March 6 class, call Ellen Barttels at (509) 476-2011, email her at community., or register online at

Open House for North Valley Health & Rehab.

Unveiling our new space on Friday, March 7, from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at 118 S. Whitcomb Ave, Tonasket. Please join us for a tour of the new facility, meet our therapists and enjoy cake and refreshments. For more information go to

Grassland Ecology and Grass Identification,

Okanogan Highlands Alliance (OHA) announces the return of one of the regionís premier grass experts, Don Gayton, who will discuss our local grassland ecology and grass plant identification at the Comunity Cultural Center of Tonasket, Friday, March 7, 6:30 p.m. Topics covered will include grassland types, invasive plants, grazing and fire interactions, and simplified methods of identify-

ing grasses. A display of local grass samples will provide examples of some of the species being discussed. Highland Wonders presentations are offered free of charge to the†community,†and donations are welcome. The meal (beginning at 5:00 p.m.) is $7.50 for CCC members or $8.50 for non-members; a dessert and one beverage is included for dinner guests. Dinner benefiting the CCC beings at 5:00 p.m.

Benefit Dinner for Alex Clark & Family OROVILLE - The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 84 will be hosting a benefit dinner for Alex Clark and family. Alex was injured in a head on car accident on Jan. 2, 2014 and has not been able to return to work due to his injuries. The dinner will be March 8 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the American Legion Post on 14th & Cherry St. in Oroville. Spaghetti, salad, French bread and deserts for just $6 per plate.

Oroville Eagles Benefit Chinese Dinner

OROVILLE – The Oroville Eagles is inviting the public to a Benefit Chinese Dinner prepared by Linda Darrow on Saturday, March 8 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. There will be a silent auction for pies, cakes and gift certificates with a live auction of donated items from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Eagles Aerie is located at 1319 Golden St. Tickets are $15, sold at the bar. Come and support the Eagles and local charities. For more info call (509) 476-3039.

Tonasket Preschool Story Time

TONASKET - Tonasket Preschool Story Time will Thursday, March 20 at 10:30 a.m. at the Tonasket Library at 209 S Whitcomb Ave. Story times will be the first and third Thursday of each month. Any questions call the Tonasket Library at (509) 486-2366.

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

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 Fraud on Hwy. 20 near Tonasket. One-vehicle crash on Omak Ave. in Omak. Utility pole damaged. DUI on Omak-Riverside Eastside Rd. near Omak. Threats on John Peterson Rd. near Omak. Assault on S. Second Ave. in Okanogan. Vehicle prowl on S. Second Ave. in Okanogan. Disorderly conduct on Jasmine St. in Omak. Trespassing on Dayton St. in Omak. Burglary on S. Ash St. in Omak. Warrant arrest on Omache Dr. in Omak. Fraud on 14th Ave. in Oroville. Loitering on Main St. in Oroville. Assault on Hwy. 20 in Tonasket. Malicious mischief on S. Whitcomb Ave. in Tonasket. Kyle Albert Cantlon, 21, booked on an OCSO for third-degree theft and an Omak Police Department warrant for fourth-degree assault. Bradley Allen Sweat, 25, booked on a Department of Corrections hold. Kenneth Allen McKinney, 53, booked for DUI. Joseph Alex Martinez, 35, booked on a Department of Corrections secretary’s warrant for POCS. Teresa Ann Moomaw, 33, booked on two Omak Police Depart-

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.

Tonasket Food Bank

TONASKET - The Tonasket food bank operates every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Sarge’s Burger Bunker, 101 Hwy. 97 N. For more information, contact Deb Roberts at (509) 486-2192.

Oroville Food Bank

OROVILLE - The Oroville food bank operates every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., excluding holidays, in the basement of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. For more info, call Jeff Austin at (509) 476-3978 or Sarah Umana at (509) 476-2386.

Listing Your Item

Our Community Bulletin Board generally allows listing your event for up two weeks prior to the day it occurs. If space allows it may be included prior to the two week limit. However, our online calendar at allows the event to be listed for much longer periods. Please include day, date, time and location, as well as a for further information phone number. You may place an event on the online calendar by going to our website and clicking on the “Add an Event” button on the homepage. Please, list your event only for the day or days of its occurrence. Once your request is submitted, it can take up to 48 hours for the event to appear on the calendar. Online submissions don’t always go into the hardcopy edition, so it helps if they are also submitted to us at gdevon@gazette-tribune.

ment warrants: DUI and second-degree DWLS. Jeannette Deann Dudley, 47, booked on three counts of distribution of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) within 1,000 feet of a school zone. Shellena Marie Lucas, 29, booked on a bench warrant for POCS (methamphetamine). Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 Malicious mischief on Engh Rd. in Omak. Violation of a no-contact order on N. Third Ave. in Okanogan. Trespassing on Hwy. 20 near Tonasket. Found property on S. Fourth Ave. in Okanogan. Purse recovered. Credit card fraud on Hwy. 7 near Oroville. Trespassing on Dry Gulch Rd. near Oroville. Domestic dispute on N. Main St. in Omak. Theft on Engh Rd. in Omak. Chimney fire on S. Douglas St. in Omak. Malicious mischief on W. Fourth St. in Omak. Window reported shot out. Trespassing on 23rd Ave. in Oroville. Hit-and-run vehicle crash on Main St. in Oroville. Trespassing on E. Second St. in Tonasket. DWLS on W. Second St. in Tonasket. Shayla R. Fitzthum-Schellert, 23, booked on a bench warrant for



theft of a motor vehicle. Charlotte L. McGinnis, 27, booked on two Omak Police Department FTC warrants: DUI and third-degree DWLS; and a Grant County FTA warrant for third-degree DLWS. Chad Elliot Monnin, 39, booked for DUI and third-degree DWLS. Guillermo Garcia Alvarez, 25, booked on two Tonasket Police Department FTA warrants: DUI and third-degree theft; and an OCSO FTA warrant for reckless driving. Kenneth Ray Squetimkin Jr., 22, booked on a State Patrol FTA warrant for third-degree DWLS. Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 Theft on S. Fifth Ave. in Okanogan. Vehicle prowl on Nickell St. in Okanogan. Structure fire on Bonaparte Lake Rd. near Tonasket. Violation of a no-contact order on N. Third Ave. in Okanogan. One-vehicle crash on Salmon Creek Rd. near Okanogan. Warrant arrest on Hwy. 97 near Tonasket. Automobile theft on Hwy. 7 near Tonasket. Assault on S. Main St. in Omak. Loitering on Riverside Dr. in Omak. Domestic dispute on Koala Ave. in Omak. Theft on Main St. in Oroville. Violation of a no-contact order on E. Division St. in Tonasket.

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


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Program Assistant WSU College Bound - Omak is hiring a .6 FTE (24 hrs/week) Program Assistant to provide general office support for implementation of its U.S. Department of Education funded Upward Bound projects in the Okanogan Valley. Requires the ability to organize complex and detailed information; exercise sound judgment under general supervision; maintain confidentiality; prioritize tasks to meet deadlines; communicate effectively with the public, and to work productively in a dynamic team environment. Duties Include reception, organizing, filing, data entry, utilizing internet based media, maintaining administrative files, logs and documentation, inventory management, copying, faxing and other general clerical work. MIMIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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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: 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

Public Notices 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

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 LEGAL NOTICE NEGOTIATION OF STATE LEASES WITH EXISTING LESSEES BETWEEN APRIL AND JUNE 2014 EXPIRES: AUGUST 2014. 10-A69564-GRAZING-E1/2SW1/4, SW1/4SW1/4, SE1/4NW1/4, Portions of SW1/4NW1/4, NW1/4SW1/4, Section 16, Township 34 North, Range 26 East, W.M. Written request to lease must be received by March 31, 2014, at Department of Natural Resources, 225 S Silke Rd, Colville, Washington 99114-9369. Each request to lease must include the lease number, the name, address and phone number of applicant, and must contain a certified check or money order payable to the Department of Natural Resources for the amount of any bonus bid plus a $100.00 deposit. The envelope must be marked “Sealed Bid� and give lease number, expiration date of lease applied for and give applicant’s name. The applicant must be prepared to purchase improvements that belong to the current lessee. Persons wishing to bid to lease any of these properties can obtain more details, bid packet, and qualification requirements by contacting the Colville office or calling (509) 684-7474. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on February 27, 2014 #544421

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of Trust dated September 30, 2009, recorded October 2, 2009, under Auditor’s/Recorder’s No. 3148863, records of County, Washington, from Louis R. Childers and Gabrielle S. Childers, as Grantors, to Inland Professional Title, LLC, as Trustee, to secure an obligation in favor of Lucky Girl Family Limited Partnership, as Beneficiary. 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. III. The defaults for which this foreclosure is made are as follows: Failure to pay when due the following amounts, which are now in arrears: Principal balance of $89,000.00, which is due and owing, interest of $39,876.88, and late charges of $289.26. Defaults other than failure to make monthly payments: failure to pay real estate taxes and failure to provide proof of insurance. IV. The sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust is: Principal $89,000.00, together with interest as provided in the note or other instrument secured from September 30, 2009 and such other costs and fees as are due under the note or other instrument secured, and 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. The sale will be made without warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances on Friday, March 28, 2014. The defaults referred to in paragraph III must be cured prior to the sale to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if at any time prior to the sale, the defaults as set forth in paragraph III is/are cured and the Trustee’s fees and costs are paid. The sale may be terminated any time before the sale by the Borrower, Grantor or the Guarantor, or the holder of any recorded junior lien or encumbrance paying the entire principal and interest secured by the Deed of Trust, plus costs, fees, and advances, if any, made pursuant to the terms of the obligation and/or Deed of Trust. The debt secured by the Deed of Trust is now fully due and owing, so there is no right to reinstate the obligation. Note: if the amount of money due is paid in full prior to the sale, then there is no need for the Grantors to also pay the real estate taxes and provide proof of insurance in order to stop the foreclosure process. VI. A written notice of default was transmitted by the Beneficiary or Trustee to the Borrower and Grantor at the following addresses: Louis R. Childers 412 - B Wolf Creek Rd. Winthrop, WA 98862 Gabrielle S. Childers 412 - B Wolf Creek Rd. Winthrop, WA 98862 by both first class and certified mail on October 22, 2013, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and the Borrower and Grantor were personally served on October 22, 2013, 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. 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 abovedescribed property. IX. Anyone having any objection to the sale on any grounds whatsoever will be afforded an opportunity to be heard as to those objections if they bring a lawsuit to restrain the sale pursuant to RCW 61.24.130. Failure to bring such a lawsuit may result in a waiver of any proper grounds for invalidating the Trustee’s sale. X. NOTICE TO OCCUPANTS OR TENANTS The purchaser at the trustee’s sale is entitled to possession of the property on the 20th day following the sale, as against the grantor under the deed of trust (the owner) and anyone having an interest junior to the deed of trust, including occupants who are not tenants. After the 20th day following the sale the purchaser has the right to evict occupants who are not tenants by summary proceedings under chapter 59.12 RCW. For tenant-occupied property, the purchaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with RCW 61.24.060. Dated December 9, 2013. Gary Krohn, Successor Trustee Northgate Executive Center II 9725 Third Avenue N.E., Suite 600 Seattle, Washington 98115-2061 Telephone number: (206) 525-1925 Primary fax: (206) 374-2136 Email: Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on February 27 and March 20, 2014. #545844

SYSTEMS, INC., (“MERS”) AS NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE BANK, FS B (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: $57,884.51 IV. The sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust is: The principal sum of $206,272.86, together with interest as provided in the Note from the 7/1/2011, 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 3/28/2014. The defaults referred to in Paragraph III must be cured by 3/17/2014 (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 3/17/2014 (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 3/17/2014 (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 PATRICIA A TORBA, A WIDOW ADDRESS 629 KENWOOD ST N , OMAK, WA 98841 by both first class and certified mail, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and the Borrower and Grantor were personally served, if applicable, with said written Notice of Default or the written 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 10/25/2013. 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: 11/26/2013 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-13-594274-TC P1070194 2/27, 03/20/2014 Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on February 27 and March 20, 2014. #544759


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Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014 One-vehicle crash on Kermel Rd. near Omak. One-vehicle crash on Chesaw Rd. near Oroville. Structure fire on Main St. in Loomis. Burglary on Main St. in Oroville. Money reported missing. Rogelio Ruiz Pio, 33, booked for DUI. Gordon Lester Dick Jr., 39, booked for POCS (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a dangerous weapon, providing false information and on a Department of Corrections secretary’s warrant. Matthew Orsborn Derek, 39, booked on an FTA bench warrant for contempt of court.

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






Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 Assault on River Ave. in Okanogan. Vehicle prowl on S. Fifth Ave. in Okanogan. Theft on S. Fifth Ave. in Okanogan. Playpen reported missing. One-vehicle roll-over crash on Hwy. 97 near Okanogan. Fatalities reported. Drugs on N. Fourth Ave. in Okanogan. Assault on Appleway Rd. in Okanogan. Structure fire on Sawtell Rd. in Oroville. Warrant arrest on S. Western Ave. in Tonasket. Suzanna Marie Marchand, 31, booked on an juvenile warrant. Mary Sara Friedlander, 21, booked for DUI, hit-and-run (attended property) and no valid operator’s license without ID. Terry Mathew Vranjes, 35, booked on a Department of Correc-






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TS No.: WA-13-594274-TC APN No.: 1620020000/1620030000 Title Order No.: 8355225 Grantor(s): PATRICIA A TORBA Grantee(s): MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., (“MERS”) AS NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE BANK, FSB Deed of Trust Instrument/Reference No.: 3131420 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 3/28/2014, 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: THE SOUTH 45 FEET OF LOT 2 AND THE NORTH HALF OF LOT 3, HAHN’S 1ST ADDITION TO OMAK, AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME F OF PLATS, PAGE 36, RECORDS OF THE AUDITOR OF OKANOGAN COUNTY, WASHINGTON. SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF OKANOGAN AND STATE OF WASHINGTON More commonly known as: 629 KENWOOD ST N , OMAK, WA 98841 which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated 3/24/2008, recorded 04/14/2008, under 3131420 records of Okanogan County, Washington, from PATRICIA A TORBA, A WIDOW, as Grantor(s), to RECONTRUST COMPANY, as Trustee, to secure an obligation in favor of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., (“MERS”) AS NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE BANK, FSB, as Beneficiary, the beneficial interest in which was assigned by MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION


NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE I. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Gary Krohn, the undersigned successor Trustee, will on Friday, March 28, 2014, at the hour of 10:00 o’clock, a.m., at the front entrance of the Okanogan County Courthouse, 149 3rd Avenue North, Okanogan, Washington 98840, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable at the time of sale, the following described real property, situated in the County of Okanogan, State of Washington, to-wit: The limited common area of Wolf Ridge Ranch Plat Alteration, as per plat thereof recorded in drawer 5, Section 1, page 99, records of the Auditor of Okanogan County, Washington. Situate in the County of Okanogan, State of Washington which is subject to that certain Deed

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PUBLIC NOTICE Proposed Revised Critical Habitat Designation for Canada Lynx On September 26, 2013, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) proposed to revise the critical habitat designation for the Contiguous United States Distinct Population Segment (DPS) of the Canada lynx (lynx). The Service previously listed the lynx as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in 2000, designated critical habitat for the DPS in 2006, and revised the critical habitat designation in 2009. This current revision was undertaken to address two court orders resulting from litigation over the 2009 designation. The Service also proposes to revise the boundary of the lynx DPS to ensure that all lynx in the contiguous United States are protected under the ESA. The Service has up to one year from the publication of the proposed rule to determine whether newly proposed critical habitat should become final. In total, the Service is proposing to designate approximately 41,547 square miles (mi2) within the boundaries of five critical habitat units in the states of Maine, Minnesota, Montana, Idaho, Washington, and Wyoming. The Service proposes to exclude all Tribal lands from the designation as well as certain other lands covered by lynx conservation plans in Maine, Montana, and Washington. If these exclusions are finalized, 39,632 mi2 would be designated as lynx critical habitat, an increase of 632 mi2 from the previous designation in 2009. Proposed critical habitat in Washington includes 1,999 square miles in Okanogan and Chelan counties. Of this, 1,830 square miles are federal lands, 164 square miles are state lands and 4 square miles, or less than 0.2 percent of the area proposed for designation in Washington, are privately owned lands. All state-owned lands are proposed for exclusion from critical habitat due to coverage under existing management plans. A complete file is available for public inspection by appointment during normal business hours, at the Montana Field Office in Helena, Montana. To make an appointment call 406-449-5225 or contact via electronic mail to: If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), please call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339. More information can be found at, reference docket number FWS-R6ES-2013-0101. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on February 27, 2014. #546132

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Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune | FEBRUARY 27, 2014

SPORTS Tiger wrestlers bring home three medals Juarez, Rawley, Aitcheson bring home hardware By Brent Baker

TACOMA - Tonasket sophomore Jorge Juarez got his first shot at a state title on Saturday, Feb. 22, in the championship round at Mat Classic XXVI in the Tacoma Dome. Unfortunately for the 132-pounder, that shot came against three-time state champion Josh Crager. Make that: four-time state champion Josh Crager. Juarez led the Tonasket quartet of state finalists by earning a runner-up finish. Teammates John Rawley (195, 3rd place) and Collin Aitcheson (120, 6th place) also made the podium, while freshman Vance Frazier lost his two matches. “I knew Crager was a tough wrestler but I went out and just wrestled,” Juarez said. “There was some things that I wish I could’ve done better. But it was a great experience to wrestle him in the finals. “If i could go back and do it over again any differently it would be doing everything my coaches told me to do, because they know a lot more about wrestling than I do.” Juarez battled into the third period, giving up three takedowns and a three-point nearfall while scoring a pair of escapes, but had little luck getting anything through Crager’s defenses. Finally, Crager caught him for good midway through the third period, finishing Juarez off with a pin and joining an elite group of wrestlers who have won four state titles. “Jorge’s only problem was he was missing about 10 years of experience against that guy,” said Tonasket coach Dave Mitchell. “That was the thing though - he went out trying. He tried to go after him. But when you give up that much experience, it’s quite a head start for the other guy.” “I couldn’t have made it to the finals in state if it wasn’t for my family and Tonasket fans,” Juarez said. “And my coaches waking up early during the week, beating me up and making me a better wrestler so I thank them for that. I also want to give a special thanks to my girlfriend Alicia Edwards for supporting me through the whole season. She didn’t miss one wrestling event all season she also is the one who bought me my new gold (wrestling) shoes.” Juarez defeated Warden’s Ramses Rodelo in his Class 1A state semifinal match to reach the state championship match. Juarez led most of his 5-1 victory over Rodelo. He pinned Rodelo in January to win the Tonasket Apple Pie Invitational, but had to work the full six minutes this time around. He led just 2-1 heading into the final two minutes. “Going into the tournament and winning my first two matches by major decision gave me some confidence,” he said. “I was nervous about wrestling Rodelo in the semis but my family and Tonasket fans gave me confidence.” He opened the tournament with a defeat of Connell’s Noe Orozco, 12-0, and a 14-5 victory over Montesanot’s Austin Cain, Montesano.

Rawley takes third John Rawley (195) came just a few seconds of overtime away from reaching the championship match, but rebounded with a pair of strong performances in the consolation bracket to nab a third place medal. That was a far cry from his two-and-out performance a year ago. “I believe that being there before helped,” Rawley said. “Coming into this year I felt more confident and I wanted it more. “After losing (in the) semis it was tough but I knew I had to focus. I wanted to secure the third place spot and I knew what I had to do and I just went and did it.” Of course it wasn’t quite that easy. Against regional rival Justin Thompson of Freeman with third place on the line, Rawley gave up a 2-0 lead late in the match to force overtime for the second time in three matches. Thompson got the drop on him to start the extra session, but Rawley spun out of trouble to score the matchwinning takedown and a 4-2 win.

anymore. “I also want to thank Cole Denison for working with me individually this season and the community for all of their support.” “The hardest thing is we’ve been doing this a such long time,” Mitchell said. “Once we’ve ended the season there’s always been next week and next year to think about. “Now we don’t have that. It’s a hard thing to realize that it’s over.”

Frazier earns experience Freshman Vance Frazier (106) learned the value of each regional tournament match once he took the mat at the state finals. There, his first state tourney experience came against Highland’s David Peterson, now a two-time state runner-up. Peterson beat Frazier by a 16-1 technical fall. “ I reminded him, and probably won’t ever have to again, why that third/fourth place match at regionals was so important,” Mitchell said. “Yeah, it was great he’d made it to state, but that seeding match is important because then you don’t have to face that No. 1 guy like he did.” Frazier bowed out with a 2-0 loss to Tyler Izatt of Montesano. “He was down two and we were hoping for an escape and takedown, or a reversal,” Mitchell said. “But the kid was able to ride him out. Vance has a great attitude, he’s a great kid, and I’m looking forward to him getting back there next year.” Of the four state finalists, Juarez and Frazier will return next year. The Tigers will also drop down to the 2B ranks, along with current Caribou Trail League rivals Okanogan and Brewster and regional rival (and state power) Warden. It’s uncertain how that will play out at the state level - there has been talk of expanding the 8-man B bracket to 16 - but it figures to be a different-looking state tournament in 2015.

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Top, John Rawley looks to his family and friends in the Tonasket cheering section as he celebrates his overtime victory in the third place match at Mat Classic XXVI on Saturday, Feb. 22. Middle, Jorge Juarez wrestled his way to a second place finish for his second medal in two years. Above left, Collin Aitcheson finished a frustrating weekend in sixth place. Above right, freshman Vance Frazier bounced back from a decisive first round loss to lose 2-0 in his second match. “John was right there,” Mitchell said. “He did an awesome job to battle back and then got taken down in overtime. But he didn’t let it bother him the rest of the way. He came back and beat that guy that he lost to last year, then got into that wild scramble in overtime to win third place.” Rawley was denied a championship match berth after losing a heartbreaker in the semifinals against Vashon Island’s Preston Morris. Rawley trailed 3-0 for most of the match, but got his first point after Morris was penalized for an illegal hold with 1:10 left then scored a reverse to tie it up and force overtime. Morris scored a quick takedown in the fourth period to end Rawley’s championship dreams. But Rawley came back in the

consolation semifinals to lay a 15-0 technical fall on Zach Wardle of Woodland to make it to the third place match. Rawley lost to Wardle during last year’s state tournament. Rawley opened the tournament with a first period pin of Woodland’s Nathan Cloud and a second period pin of Montesano’s Taylor Rupe. “My goal entering the season was to place top three at state and I knew I had to be dedicated and mentally tough,” Rawley said. “I give thanks to coaches Mitchell and Cole Denison for all the help over the years, especially all the extra hours of wrestling before school.”

Aitcheson takes sixth Collin Aitcheson (120) had a

dominant season, right up until the state finals weekend. His sixth place finish wasn’t what he was expecting or what he was looking for; in fact, he beat state champion Ricky Almaguer of Granger during the season. Aitcheson survived an opening round struggle against Kalama’s Kurtis Lindsey to win 8-3, but then lost to Highland’s Juan Pablo Salcedo 11-2 in the quarterfinals. He followed up with an 11-6 win over Garrison Schumack of Forks, 11-6, to guarantee himself a medal. “I’m not sure we’ll really figure out what happened this weekend,” Mitchell said. “He’s a whole lot better than what he showed. The effort was there. “At the end there’s only going to be one guy in each weight class

that is totally happy. It’s just the nature of the beast. If you look at it he really did have a fantastic year no matter what happened this weekend. It just may awhile to reflect on it and remember that.” In Saturday’s matches, Aitcheson got past Ivan Reyes of Chelan, 9-8, but lost his final two matches, one in ovetime and the final one by pin. Mitchell has coached Aitcheson for 13 years, and both said that the hardest thing was realizing their run together was over. “I was given 13 years of memories, experiences, lessons and a great mentor who is near and dear to me,” Aitcheson said of Mitchell. “It brings tears to my eyes to know that I wont have the chance to wrestle for him

Team Scoring - Class 1A 1. Blaine 110.5; 2. Forks 109; 3. Warden 92; 10. Quincy 60; 12. Chelan 59; 17. Tonasket 46.5; 23. Omak 27.5; 31. Cascade 16; 32. Okanogan 15; 34. Cashmere 13; 40. Brewster 4; 43. Medal winners - Caribou Trail League Class 1A Tonasket - Collin Aitcheson (120, 6th place); Jorge Juarez (132, 2nd place); John Rawley (195, 3rd place). Brewster - Raf Varelas (138, 8th place). Cascade - Michael Sorensen (285, 5th place). Cashmere - Ethan Visser (138, 7th place); Jacob James (170, 7th place). Chelan - Ivan Reyes (120, 7th place); Julio Vera (126, 4th place); Juan Garcia (152, 4th place); Asa Schwartz (220, State Champion). Okanogan - Anthony Payton (106, 4th place). Omak - Alex Aguilar (152, 2nd place); Caleb Riggle (160, 6th place). Quincy - Victor Salgado (106, 7th place); John Lindquist (138, 6th place); Isiais Jimenez (145, 2nd place); Antonio Melendez (160, State Champion).

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Tiger boys hoops coach resigns

Pedregon cites issues with parents in resignation letter By Brent Baker

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Jordan Smith wrestled his way to a third place medal at Mat Classic XXVI in the Tacoma Dome last weekend. Smith’s lone loss on the weekend came to Lake Roosevelt’s James Monaghan (above), but he bounced back to win his final two matches and earn a place on the podium

Smith’s 3rd place leads Hornets Lone Oroville wrestler returning to state makes most of opportunity

Left, Eddie Ocampo capped his 13 year career with Oroville wrestling with his appearance in the Tacoma Dome on Friday. Bottom left, Taylor Robinson pinned his first opponent despite battling pain in both shoulders. Bottom right, Lukas Mieirs also picked up a pin before bowing out of the tournament.

By Brent Baker

TACOMA - The wrestlers weren’t conceding anything, but the battle for the state championship at 120 pounds in Class 1B/2B was Trent Skelton’s to lose. The real battle was for who would place second behind the defending Liberty Bell state champion, who did indeed repeat his title. Oroville’s Jordan Smith did pretty well in that battle. The only one of four Hornet state qualifiers with Mat Classic experience, Smith placed third after opening the tournament with a big upset. His only loss came to tournament runner-up James Monaghan of Lake Roosevelt. “After my second match against Monaghan I knew if I couldn’t compete for first and second then I had to get third,” Smith said. “I was not going to let myself place any lower. “When I started wrestling this season my main goal was to place at state this year which I did accomplish.” Smith opened his tournament Friday with an upset of second-seeded Connor Maben, the West Region champion, pinning Maben with five seconds remaining in the second period. After giving up an early takedown, the seventh-seeded Smith had controlling position for most of the match before finishing off the stunning victory. That set him up for a battle with Monaghan, and while Smith was very much in the match, he was finally caught for the pin 36 seconds into the third period. He pulled out a third place finish by winning both of his matches Saturday. Saturday morning, Smith pinned Joe Lewis of South Bend in the third period while leading 10-1. That set him up for a consolation final matchup with Joe Peterson of WilburCreston/Keller, and Smith ended that matchup even more quickly, scoring a first period stick to claim the third place medal. Smith was the lone Hornet with state tournament experience. “Jordan peaked last year during the post-season (in reaching the state tournament),” said Oroville coach Chuck Ricevuto. “He did even better this year in placing third.”

Team takes 18th Ricevuto had hoped everything might fall together to get the Hornets on the top 10 board, but such wasn’t his team’s luck. Oroville finished 18th, in the middle of the 33-team pack. “We thought we had a chance at ‘making the board’ if one of two conditions prevailed,” Ricevuto said. “First, one kid to the finals and the other three to the consolation finals. The second scenario would have all four placing: two thirds and two fourths. Obviously the stars were not aligned and neither scenario happened.” Eddie Ocampo (160) wrestled as well as any of his teammates, but was in what appeared to be the deepest of the Class B eight-man weight classes. He lost a back-and-forth match with

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TONASKET - Second-year Tonasket High School boys basketball coach Agustin Pedregon resigned from his position, which the Tonasket School Board accepted at its Monday, Feb. 24, meeting. Citing “vocal parent” interference that he said resulted in pressure to emphasize individual success over the team, he said in his resignation letter, “That is not how I coach. “I feel for me to do my job and be successful and enjoy what I am doing I needed to just focus on basketball on the court, and I was not able to do that.” Pedregon teams went 18-23 in his two years at the helm, including 7-21 in Caribou Trail League play. The Tigers made their first playoff appearance in five years at the end of the 2012-13 season and had high expectations entering this year as the core of last year’s squad returned intact. But after a series of close losses to some of the league’s top teams, the Tigers struggled to retain that momentum and lost the final two games of the past season, costing them a return to the playoffs. Whoever coaches next year’s team will have the advantage of playing in the Central Washington B League rather than the CTL, but will do so with a very inexperienced squad. “I will always be grateful to the school district and the Tigers for teaching me so much about basketball and life,” Pedregon said. “I regret leaving the position but look forward to what the future may hold. I wish the Tigers every success.” Pedregon declined to comment further when contacted.

Killer Bees get started Home tournament March 1

Grant Camenzind of Raymond, 16-10, after trailing 7-4 heading into the third period. Ocampo repeatedly took Camenzind down but had to allow escapes as he tried to trim the margin, keeping within 2-3 points until the final seconds. He followed that up with a 13-6 loss to Nick James of Davenport that was also closer than the final margin for most of the match. “Eddie never stopped fighting in both of his attempts and for that effort we are proud of his achievements as a K-12 wrestler here,” Ricevuto said. “The west side seemed to have the majority of the best 160s this year.” Taylor Robinson (182) and Lukas Mieirs (195) also came away with victories, though they didn’t break onto the medal podium. Robinson, battling two sore shoulders, pinned Randall Beacham of Concrete in the first round to set up a semifinal match with eventual state champion Lucas

Rittel of Republic. Robinson lasted into the second round against Rittel before getting pinned, then was pinned again in the consolation semifinal match to end his tournament run. “He has been battling two bad shoulders,” Ricevuto said. “Add to that a stomach virus, which definitely hampered his performance.” Mieirs was pinned in his first match but picked up a pin in his second round consolation match before bowing out with a loss. “Lukas has been a steady performer all year, capping his wrestling career with a trip to the dome,” Ricevuto said. Robinson, Ocampo and Mieirs are all seniors; Smith is a junior who will get shot at improving his finish next year in which will be an even more competitive field with a number of current 1A schools dropping to the B ranks, including strong wrestling schools like Tonasket and Warden.

Class 1B/2B team scoring 1. Liberty Bell 103; 2. Kittitas 58; 3. Darrington 60; 5. Lake Roosevelt 58; 8. Republic 49; 15. Pateros 25; 18. Oroville 23.

Area Class 1B/2B medalists Oroville - Jordan Smith (120, 3rd place). Liberty Bell - Trent Skelton (120, State Champion); Meritt Fink (138, State Champion); Jacob McMillan (145, 3rd place); Emmett Fink (152, State Champion); Milo Holston (160, State Champion); Lake Roosevelt - James Monaghan (120, 2nd place); Kodie Horn (145, State Champion). Pateros - Julio Espino (113, 3rd place); Carlos Cruz (138, 3rd place). Republic - Blake Phillips (170, State Champion); Lucas Rittel (182, State Champion).

The Gazette-Tribune OROVILLE Stephon Robinson and Taylor Robinson are working wit the Oroville Killer Bee wrestling program for kindergarten through sixth grade wrestlers, for their Oroville High School senior project. Stephon is working with the K-3rd grade wrestling program and Taylor is working with the 4th-6th grade wrestling program. The Killer Bee practice for the K-3rd graders as well as the 4th6th graders started on February 24th in the Oroville HS wrestling room. Kindergarten- 3rd grade practice is from 4:30-5:30, daily, and 4th-6th grade practice is 5:306:30, daily. In addition, the Oroville Killer bees will be holding their annual tournament in the Oroville High School gym and Commons on this Saturday, March 1. The tournament will start at 10:00 a.m. There is no fee for the spectators. There will be at least seven schools in attendance. Concessions will be sold in the Commons.

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Sports Oroville girls nab first-ever ‘Sweet 16’ berth Hornets play DeSales in Richland on Saturday By Brent Baker

WENATCHEE - The Oroville girls basketball team had swept Lake Roosevelt in their two regular-season contests. But that didn’t mean a thing Saturday as the Raiders pushed the Hornets into overtime before Oroville pulled away to a 51-38 victory. The Hornets reached the regional round of 16 for the first time in school history. Since Mike Bourn took over as Oroville’s coach in 2010-11, the Hornets have fallen one game short off regionals each season. “It was the most exciting feeling ever to make it my senior year,” said Brittany Jewett, who was a JV call-up for two of those seasons and a regular last year. “The past three years I was used to walking into the locker room disappointed after that final game and listening to Mike give us a sad speech on how he was proud of us, and sometimes even if you work hard, it doesn’t end up in your favor. “This year ... listening to Mike tell us we just set a milestone being the first girls team from Oroville ever to make it to the first round of state was crazy.” In years past that would have meant their firstever state tournament berth. But since the WIAA pared the state tournament back to eight teams four seasons ago, Oroville still must win a loser-out regional game (sometimes referred to as the “first round of state”) to achieve that goal. The Hornets (15-7) will play DeSales at Richland High School on Saturday, March 1, at 4:00 p.m. Oroville won despite playing stretches of the first three quarters without leading scorer and rebounder Lily Hilderbrand, who was saddled with most of the game with foul trouble. But she survived the entire fourth quarter and overtime with four fouls, while others stepped up while she sat on the bench. “It was a great learning experience for the girls,” Bourn said. “It was just what we needed for regionals. There are times that happens and you have to figure out how to win anyway.” He said Rachelle Nutt and Kali Peters filled the

void left behind by Hilderbrand, especially at the defensive end. Kaitlyn Grunst also continued her late-season surge that has dramatically improved the Hornets’ rebounding. “At the beginning of the season we all set team goals together,” Hilderbrand said. “Two of them were to be the first girls team to win a league championship and to go to state. “I’m really proud of everyone staying dedicated and I’m really happy that Kaitlyn was able to step up big time after Marissa (Garcia’s) injury.” Mikayla Scott hit several shots in in the in the second half, finishing with 12 points. “Scotty had a huge game,” he said. “She’s just gotten better all season.” With the teams exchanging the lead in the fourth quarter, Meagan Moralez made a pair of 3-pointers to account for all of her six points. “I am happy to help my team in any way I can,” Moralez said. “Thankfully it just happened to be two 3-pointers when we needed them. Mike has taught us to always keep our poise and game face on no matter what the situation, so I wasn’t nervous. All I could think about was winning.” The Hornets finished the game on a 13-0 run in overtime. Bourn said that Lake Roosevelt was very wellprepared for the Hornets after having scouted the entirety of last Wednesday’s district championship loss to White Swan. “Boy, were they ready for us,” he said. “They did a great job of isolating Lachelle Bearcub, and she hurt us a lot,” he said. Hilderbrand finished with 16 points, including 11 in the fourth quarter and overtime, while Brittany Jewett added 10, including a 3-pointer in OT. Bearcub led Lake Roosevelt with 17 points. Both teams struggled from the free throw line, with the Hornets making 14-of-29 (48.3 percent) and Lake Roosevelt 8-of-22 (36 percent). Hilderbrand said the team has gotten plenty of help in preparing for their post-season run. “To achieve our goals would’ve been pretty much impossible without all the help from Bill Cottrell stepping up as assistant coach,” she said. “Mike’s college coach Jim Harney came to practice for a week and really helped. All the support we have from everyone is fantastic.”

district tournament berth since 1996. “I am just so happy and proud of my whole team,” Moralez said. “For years everyone has worked so hard to get to this moment and our dedication has paid off. Every girl brings something valuable to the team and that’s why we are where we are now.” “Making it so far in volleyball was something I dreamed of since freshman year,” Jewett said. “But it can’t compare to how I felt after the buzzer went off in overtime Saturday. All of us girls are really close and we work really good together, so to know that all of the hard work we have put in this whole season paid off, was rewarding. “We want to be THAT team that the town talks about for years to come, and I think we earned it for ourselves!”

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Kaitlyn Grunst has stepped up in the absence of injured teammate Marissa Garcia as the Hornets advanced to the Class 2B regionals for the first time in school history. It has been a season of “firsts” for Oroville female athletes. Grunst, Moralez, Kali Peters and Faith Martin played on the girls soccer team last fall that was the first in the program’s history to make the district playoffs. Meanwhile, Jewett, Scott and Nutt were on the volleyball squad that earned its first

White Swan 45, Oroville 31 WENATCHEE – A staunch defensive effort wasn’t enough for the upset Wednesday, Feb. 19, as the Oroville girls basketball team dropped a hardfought defensive battle to White Swan, 45-31. The Hornets held White Swan to 14 points below its average, and its lowest point total since a December lost to Sunnyside Christian, but had to contend with a Cougar defense that was suffocating in its own right. White Swan used its defense to spur an 11-0 run in the first quarter that snapped a 4-4 tie. “I burned a few time outs to try to settle them down, and they did,” Bourn said. “We went to our buttonhook press breaker and that made a big difference. White Swan never really figured that out.” Oroville, which trailed 27-15, fought to get back in the game and pulled to within 38-31 with three minutes to play. White Swan took advantage of the Hornets’ desperation in the final minutes to score the final seven points. Lily Hilderbrand scored 12 points, while Kaitlyn Grunst added seven and had about a dozen rebounds to limit White Swan to one shot per possession. “Oh, man, I have no idea how many rebounds she had,” Bourn said. “She made some baskets; she could really be big for us as we move on.” Cayla Jones paced White Swan (18-3) with 15 points as the Cougars won their 16th straight game.

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