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City OK with taking back trailhead BY GARY A. DEVON MANAGING EDITOR

OROVILLE – This will be Kathy Jones’ last year as city clerk/treasurer for Oroville. She made the announcement at the city council’s Tuesday, March 4 meeting. “I have a a target date of retirement after the happy fun day of Halloween,” said Jones, who with her staff are known to dress up in costume and decorate the city hall each year. Jones said she has worked under seven mayors, three city superintendents of public works and ten police chiefs. “There are some projects I’d like to have her stay on long enough to get completed and to train someone else,” said Mayor Chuck Spieth, who along with the council, applauded Jones for her 40 years of service to the city.

SIMILKAMEEN TRAILHEAD Chris Branch, director of Community Development, reported on the Similkameen Trailhead, which is owned by the county, but is within the city limits at the end of Kernan Road. “We’re not getting a lot of communication from the county,” said Branch, who said the commissioners would like to get the trailhead finished and “out of their hair.” The trailhead was originally on property purchased by the city to serve

Talent, royalty and tonguein-cheek awards were the name of the game Friday at the finale of Tonasket High School’s Winterfest celebration that included a desserts and entertainment for the community. Top, Aiza Dahman dazzled the crowd with a pair of performances, one vocal and one dance; right, Levi Schell (escorted by Kathryn Cleman) was honored as Winterfest King; lower right, Melanie Christensen also delivered a melodious vocal performance; below, Parker Kenyon (in a duet with drummer Marcelino Ruiz-Martell) rocked the house with his scorching guitar work. For more on Winterfest, see Page A2.

the Similkameen Trail. The trail, part of the county’s trail system and the Pacific Northwest Trail, follows the old Great Northern railway bed along the Similkameen River, across the bridge and on to about the old powerhouse for Enloe Dam. In an agreement with the city, the property was deeded over to the county and leveraged to gain money to make improvements. Branch said the county would prefer that Oroville maintain the trailhead. “They were interested in developing it then, but at that time we had a different set of commissioners. What kind of ownership would we want... should we ask to take back the deed or do we want them to keep it?” asked Branch. Trailhead improvements, such signage, have been done. Those that remain include a better parking area, a covered shelter and restrooms, according to Supt. Noel. While originally the plan called for running water and flush toilets connected to the city’s sewer line, Noel said he had considered changing to tank-type that could be open year around. “We were going to work with them on installing the utilities,” said Noel. “They would buy the fixtures and we would install them.... I’m not even sure where we are at now.” The city has a sewer line that goes down Kernan Road and Noel said he was again considering facilities with running

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Shots fired in Crumbacher Man arrested for shooting at son’s ex-girlfriend

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TONASKET – A former Omak police officer was arrested at 58 Oakes Drive in Crumbacher after shooting at the feet of his son’s ex-girlfriend. On Thursday, March 6 at around 4:30 p.m. Okanogan County Sheriff ’s Deputies responded to a call in reference to a shooting south of Tonasket. When deputies arrived they contacted Brianna A. Hicks, 35, of Tonasket and she advised

deputies that earlier in the day that she and her boyfriend, Tyler J. Kion, 23 of Tonasket, had broken up. Hicks said she had lived at the residence with Kion and his father for several months, according to Sheriff Frank Rogers. “Hicks said she went to the residence to pick up her belongings and when she was walking up to the house, Douglas G. Johnson, 47, of Tonasket, the father of Kion came outside and confronted her at the gate,” said Rogers. “Johnson was carrying a .223 caliber rifle as he came out of the house. When Johnson got to the gate he lowered the rifle and fired one round into the ground at Hicks’ feet.” The woman said she left immediately and went to another residence to call

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Burglar arrested after being tracked by ankle bracelet BY GARY A. DEVON MANAGING EDITOR

OKANOGAN – A man arrested for breaking in to, and burglarizing, the Okanogan Eagles was tattled on by his court ordered monitoring ankle bracelet. “You just can’t make this stuff up,” said Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers in describing the arrest of Kyle A. Snyder, 22, of Omak. Tracking the ankle bracelet also led to the identification of his alleged partner in the burglary, the recovery of money and seizure of drugs hidden in a teddy bear. On the morning of Tuesday, March 4 county deputies responded to the Fraternal Order of the Eagles North 2nd Ave. in Okanogan regarding a burglary at the building. Deputies found that suspects had pried open the back door with what looked like crow

bar. They also discovered the are installed at the Eagles. In the suspects had cut the phone line video they could see two subonce inside and they tried to get jects at the side of the building at into another approximately room but were 1:43 a.m. The unsuccessful video shows but did exten“The deputies in this the suspect, sive damage to are wearcase did an excellent who the door. The ing hoods and suspects damjob and we appreci- masks break aged other into the buildate the help from (the ing and there doors in the building and suspect) with the video is video of the were able to suspects inside and GPS coordinates... of the Eagles. pry open a small safe and really makes our job a The video also stole approxishows that the lot easier.” mately $2000 suspects left and cash from it. returned to the Frank Rogers, The suspects building several Okanogan County Sheriff attempted to times over two get into anothhours, part of er safe and an ATM machine but the video is the suspects back in were unsuccessful, according to the Eagles at 4 a.m. Rogers. “This is where it gets good… Deputies then watched surveil- After leaving the scene deputies lance video from cameras that discussed the method of the bur-

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glary and who had knowledge The history on Snyder’s monitor where things were. They also showed that he went to from the agreed from other information Eagles several times that night they had obtained that Snyder and the times on the history also was becoming a person matched the surveilof interest. Snyder had lance video obtained also been arrested for from the Eagles,” said breaking into the Eagles Rogers. back in 2012,” said The history also Sheriff Rogers. showed deputies where However, deputies Snyder went every believed Snyder, a fortime he left the Eagles. mer Oroville resident, Deputies went to Omak was still in jail await- Kyle A. Snyder and located Snyder at ing his time to go to his mother’s residence. prison on other charges. When Snyder was arrested without incithey checked on Snyder’s status, dent and was later booked into they discovered he had been the Okanogan County Jail for released and was currently wear- burglary in the second degree ing an ankle monitor through and malicious mischief in the Friendship Diversion, a company first degree. that does monitoring. Deputies After Snyder was booked depwent to Friendship Diversion and uties went to the Motel Nicholas pulled up Snyder’s monitor his- in Omak where the suspect had tory, according to the sheriff. gone several times that night. “That’s right; Snyder wore the At the motel they discovered ankle bracelet to do the burglary. the vehicle that was used in the

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burglary and they also questioned Alyssa A. Descoteaux, 19, Omak, who was staying in the motel room. After the interview Descoteaux was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and booked into the Okanogan County Jail. She was not charged with burglary. Deputies returned to the Snyder’s mother’s home and contacted family members who the sheriff said were being cooperative with law enforcement. Deputies recovered approximately $400 dollars in cash and 32 grams of Methamphetamine, valued at approximately $2000.00 “Snyder had hidden the stolen cash and the Methamphetamine in a teddy bear,” the sheriff said. The next day a search warrant was done on Snyder’s vehicle, Methamphetamine was the only thing found in the vehicle. On

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Okanogan Valley Life HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DR. SEUSS!

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Tonasket Elementary School celebrated the birthday of Dr. Seuss on Monday, March 3, with the staff fully decked out in thematic costumes (or pajamas) to launch their month-long reading challenge. Students who read for a total of 10 hours during March can earn a ticket to the Silverwood Theme Park in Couer d’Alene, Idaho. Reading specialist Jamie Barker coordinated the program. Following the assembly, students, spent much of the day partner-reading with classes from other grade levels. In addition to the “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish” (above), Principal Jeremy Clark reprised his memorable role from a year ago as Horton the elephant, from Horton Hears a Who. Students (left) high fived the Dr. Seuss characters as they exited the assembly. Brent Baker/staff photos

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OLYMPIA-“Lobbing for Change: How a Bill Becomes Law” was the theme of the annual 4-H Know Your Government conference held in Olympia, Wash., Feb. 15 through 18. Representing Okanogan County are 4-H members Alexie Howell, Baillie Hirst and Brisa Leep. The teens traveled to Olympia with 4-H leader Marcie Howell and Mira Hirst. Marcie Howell is this years’ 4-H county KYG coordinator. The county delegation joined over 300 4-H members from throughout Washington State to participate in the legislative process. Months prior to the conference, through pre-conference orientation meetings, the teens learned about the Legislature and how it works with the other two branches of government; the executive and judicial; and how a bill becomes law in Washington State. Each county delegation was given the option to pick a bill from a list of active bills con-

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Chad Edwards (left) and Marcelino Ruiz-Martell announce a lucky winner of one of the Tonasket HS Winterfest awards during last Friday’s celebration. Following the variety show / dessert, the students remained for a dance themed after the “Great Gatsby” Roaring ‘20’s era.

Tonasket High School Winterfest royalty and award winners Tonasket Winterfest Royalty King: Levi Schell, escorted by “Ms T” Kathryn Cleman Senior Prince: John Rawley, escorted by Cassie Spear Junior Prince: Marshall West, escorted by Esmeralda Cano Sophomore Prince: Pablo Chavez, escorted by Kendra Davisson Freshman Prince: Beau Cork, escorted by Johnna Terris Special thanks to: Tonasket Interiors for donation of the dance floor

Winterfest Award Show Winners: Most Eligible Bachelor: Devyn Catone Most Supportive Community Member: Matt Deebach Coach of the Year: Dave Mitchell Amazingly Artistic: Christa McCormick Musically Inclined: Marcelino Ruiz-Martell Sweetest Smile: Jenna Davisson

Beautiful Eyes: Baylie Tyus Most Sensational Style: Jamie Wilson Class Clown: T.J. Silverthorn Most Daring: Jake Cory Cutest Couple: Christa McCormick and Collin Aitcheson Most Likely to be Famous: Marcelino Ruiz-Martell Most Likely to Travel the World: Johannes Weber Most Likely to Get Married First: Christa McCormick Most Likely to Win an Olympic Medal: Collin Aitcheson Most Likely to Cure Cancer: Thomas Kennedy Most Likely to Win the Lottery but Lose the Ticket: Jenny Bello Most Gullible: Serenity Poletti Most Sarcastic: Walker Marks Scariest Driver: Adrian McCarthy Best Ride: Michael Orozco Phone Addict: Ethan Bensing Most Outgoing: Brisa Leep Biggest Flirt: Roberto Juarez Most Eligible Bachelorette: Jenna Davisson

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Representing Okanogan County for 4-H at the conference in Olympia were (L-R) Brisa Leep, Baillie Hirst, Alexi Howell, Mira Hirst and 4-H KYG Coordinator Marcie Howell. sidered by the legislature during the 2013 Legislative session: Education, Children and Family Services, Transportation, and Natural Resources/Environment. At the conference, the teens took on the role of lobbyist. They learned that in order for a bill to pass through both chambers, the supporters of the bill have to take into the considerations of many groups. The delegates realized that they have a huge voice in this

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Air Force Airman Marcus D. Rounds (left) graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San AntonioLackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Rounds is the son of Sandi and Russell Rounds of Oroville. He is a 2013 graduate of Oroville High School. Air Force Airman 1st Class Bryce A. Demmitt (right) also graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Demmitt is the son of Sheila Harrison and Mike Demmitt, both of Omak. He is a 2013 graduate of Okanogan High School.

Thursday deputies went through Snyder’s ankle bracelet history again to see where else he had gone that night. They discovered that Snyder had gone to a local convenience store in Omak which has surveillance cameras. Deputies went to the store and viewed the film and the time on the ankle bracelet history. “What they found was right after the burglary Snyder comes into the store wearing the same clothing and driving the same car, which he used during the burglary. They also were able to identify the second suspect, who was in the car with Snyder,” said Rogers. Deputies were able to identify Ryan P. Gregory Jr., 28, Everett, as the second suspect. Gregory was seen getting out of the vehicle wearing the same clothes which were caught on camera during the burglary at the Eagles, according to the sheriff. Deputies searched all day for Gregory but were unable to locate him and information leads them to believe he had returned back to Everett. A warrant is being sought for Gregory, but Rogers asks that anyone that has any

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Ryan P. Gregory, 28, is the second suspect in the Okanogan Eagles burglary. While it is thought he may have returned to his home town of Everett, the Okanogan County Sheriff is still seeking information on his whereabouts. information on him contact the sheriff ’s office. “It should also be noted that Snyder is also being looked at for several other burglaries that occurred a few months ago. Another video from a burglary three months ago shows Snyder breaking into the business, wearing the same clothes and carrying the same backpack that he was

using during the Eagles burglary on March 4,” Rogers said. The investigation into this and the other open burglary cases is ongoing. “The deputies in this case did an excellent job and we appreciate the help from Snyder with the video and GPS coordinates, really makes our job a lot easier,” said Rogers.

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Sandra Gardner has opened Sandra’s on Main is now located at 1202 Main for all your nail needs. She is located between the Oroville Chiropractic Clinic and AJ’s Barber Shop next to Frontier Foods.

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OROVILLE – Sandra’s on Main has opened her nail salon at a new location on 1202 B Main Street in Oroville – she’s still on Main, just a little further south. Gardner is a nail technician, who mainly does gel polish and senior foot care, as well as gel enhancements, nail art, paraffin dips and manicures. “I enjoy the glitter, so I have fun with nail art. I have a wide assortment of colors… from soft feminine French manicures to bright, almost glow in the dark, neon pinks. I also carry ‘mood polish’

very fun temperature sensitive gel polishes. I also like to do nail art for seasons and sports teams,” said Gardner, who suggests people check out her Facebook page to see her fun Seahawks designs. She says she’d like to see someone work along side of her as she has valuable information she could share. “And who knows, they could take over my business when I retire,” said Gardner. “I offer personal types of serve, no cookie cutter services here. Each client is an individual and I will try to cater to each one’s taste.” She says she has a different way

of thinking and will go out of her way to assist her clients feel the best they can and maybe leave with a smile on their face and a “jig” in their step. Gardner is originally from the Tumwater/Olympia, Wash. Area, but has lived in Tonasket since about 1998 and up in Oroville for about four years. Sandra’s on Main is located “sandwiched between Cindy the chiropractor and AJ the Barber.” She can be reached at (509) 4762112 or at nailsbysandraKG@ yahoo.com. She encourages people to check out and “like” her Sandra’s on Main Facebook page.

Supreme Court hears final arguments in transmission line case By Rebecca Gourley WNPA Olympia News Service

OLYMPIA — A new transmission line from Pateros to Twisp would mean more reliable electricity for residents in the Methow Valley. Currently relying on a more than 60-year-old line along Highway 20, the PUD would use this new transmission line as a backup in case of a power outage. But during the past several years, controversy has been building over where to put the new line. Okanogan County Public Utility District No. 1 wants the new line to follow the Methow River Valley instead of going over Loup Loup Pass, where the current one is located. In doing so, the PUD would need to build some transmission towers on state school trust lands, something that Peter Goldmark, commissioner of public lands, is fighting against. In May 2013, the Washington Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the PUD, saying the agency had the right to condemn state trust lands for the purposes of a transmission line. Attorneys from the PUD and the state Department of Natural Resources made final oral arguments before the Washington

State Supreme Court on Feb. 25. A decision in the case isn’t expected for several months. Paul Lawrence, legal counsel for DNR, argued that because there is no legal precedent for this type of decision, the appellatecourt ruling should be reversed. “There is no case in this state that has ever allowed a local entity to condemn state land that is being used in any way,” Lawrence said. The land in question is currently being used for cattle grazing, and the money goes to support public schools. The five active grazing leases and two grazingpermit range areas generate less than $3,000 per year, according to the published opinion of the Court of Appeals from May 2013. During Lawrence’s argument, Justice Sheryl Gordon McCloud paraphrased RCW 54.16.050, which gives the PUD the right to condemn school lands for transmission lines. “It seems pretty specific,” McCloud said to Lawrence. But because the lands are currently in use, they are not subject to condemnation, Lawrence said. Stephen DiJulio, the PUD’s attorney, argued that the fact these are state trust lands and are in use, does not exempt them from condemnation. DiJulio quoted the Public

Lands Act of 1927 that defines state lands as lands that are not set aside for a specific purpose. “School trust lands [are] a subset of that definition of state lands that the Legislature has said, ‘They are not devoted to, or reserved for, a particular use by law,’” he said. If the Supreme Court rules in favor of the PUD, reestablishing the Court of Appeals’ decision, it may open to door to more cases of land condemnation. But, until a decision is made, a change in the PUD’s ability to more broadly condemn state lands in the future is unclear. “It really depends upon the scope of the decision,” Lawrence said in an interview. Based on the arguments in the Supreme Court, he says he thinks several justices are concerned about the lack of limits the PUD would have in future condemnation cases. DiJulio was unavailable for comment. Planning for the transmission line project started in 1996. The PUD is trying to obtain an easement of about 100 feet along 12.2 miles of state school trust land. The project would also require the construction of about 22 miles of new roads for installation and maintenance purposes.

water because extending the line could help improve the service to the entire area. “I was the one that brought up the tank-type toilets, but I’m not even sure I would want them in a residential area. However, we couldn’t afford to heat running water ones in the winter so they’d have to be closed. “There is some benefit to our system by doing them with running water, we could make a loop and alleviate a dead spot,” Noel said. An added benefit of installing bathrooms at the trailhead is that they could also be used by people at the nearby soccer fields. “I think we should stick to the original plan because it benefits the city both ways,” said Mayor Spieth. Noel said he thought the city had committed to do $10,000 to $12,000 in labor for the project. Jones asked Branch and Noel to find out what the costs to the city will be as it was not included in this year’s budget. The city will continue to work with the county to try and answer the question of who would own the trailhead if the city agreed to do the maintenance on it. Branch

said that the county now has a permanent engineer on staff that can sign off on projects like this one.

cost estimates,” said Jones. “That was a very positive meeting, Rod was able to give a lot of insight regarding the structure of the building and all that,” said Mayor Spieth. Noel said that they had taken a lot of photographs regarding taking a wall out, which they concluded would be possible. However, the post would not be able to be removed. “We need a common beam where we pull the wall out,” said Noel. Jones said the final cost estimate will help to make the final decision on how much renovation can be done. “There are a couple of things I have been kicking around that might save us money,” Noel said.

Library Renovation The city plans on doing some major renovations to the Oroville Library with funds that have been set aside over the past several years. There are also funds that have been raised by the Friends of the Library to help pay for the renovations. City Superintendent Rod Noel and Building Inspector/ Permit Administrator Christian Johnson recently completed an inspection of the library from top to bottom, including the attic and basement, to see what walls could be moved to change the libraries layout. Johnson, who was not at the council meeting, but was at a recent staff meeting, reported that the building would not need to have fire sprinklers installed at this time because it is not big enough, however, it should have two bathrooms and that they would have to be brought up to ADA code. “We told him the council would like him to draw up some specs and to come up with some

Street Repair Bid There were four bidders on the resurfacing of Central and Cherry Streets, according to Jones. The lowest bid came in at $551,557, while the high bid was $692,091. The council accepted the low bid. “This was a little over the engineers estimates,” said Jones, who said the project will next go the Department of Transportation for authorization.

of gravel. Deputies were able to recover the bullet from the ground where Johnson had fired his weapon. The weapon was also

located in the residence and confiscated,” Rogers said, adding that Johnson is a former police officer for the City of Omak.

shots | FROM A1 law enforcement. Deputies surrounded Johnson’s residence and attempted to get him to come out of the house using loud speakers but there was no response from the residence. “After about 15 minutes deputies called the residence and were able talk to Kion. Deputies instructed both of the subjects to exit the residence which they did,” said Sheriff Rogers. The deputies obtained statements at the scene and then arrested Johnson for first degree assault, domestic violence. According to the sheriff, Johnson, who was uncooperative with law enforcement at the scene, was transported to the Okanogan County Jail and booked. “Hicks was not injured in the incident but was hit in the leg by what appeared to be a piece

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North Valley Hospital hosted an open house in the Verbeck Building, where it recently completed moving the physical and occupational therapy facility. Included were a tour of the facility, which includes several treatment rooms (above); a demonstration by Duane Verhasselt of how occupational therapy patients are re-trained in the use of common kitchen activities; exercise equipment in the far-more spacious former dining area; and free three-minute massages courtesy of massage therapist Darrel Verney (right). The treatment areas provide far more privacy than in the department’s previous location.

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THE TOWN CRIER Everything old is new again I get a lot out of reading Clayton Emry’s Items of the Past every other week. It serves not only as a reminder of what I was writing about 25 years ago, but how much of what was happening then is happening again. It is kind of bittersweet to think that Clayton stopped using back issues of the G-T from the late 1970s, some 10 years ago. My name won’t be showing up amongst the school news any more, but that means I’m another 10 years older that my class is looking at their 35 year reunion this year. Nowadays the Items from the Past reminds me of the subjects I was writing about in my early days at the paper. I don’t remember articles from 50 years ago (thank heavens) – some of the names yes, and stories from the old-timers, but I was unable to read them when they came out. Fifty years ago Oroville was electing Walter Hart to the city council, of course that was Walt Hart II, our current councilman Walt Hart III’s dad. Fifty years ago the Hornets were having a winning season on the basketball court; then it was the boys, this year it was the girls (making regionals for the first time ever). The International Cup Organizing Committee was having trouble scheduling a regatta and as then, the Apple Cup appears Out of be off for this year. And, 25 years ago the voters My Mind to in the Tonasket School District voted down a major Gary A. DeVon construction and renovation bond issue – falling just short of the 60 percent majority it needed. Sound familiar? The 1989 Wayne Verbeck was president of the Tonasket Kiwanis. He was teasing Oroville about being “North Tonasket,” a jibe at the Oroville club which sponsored them 40 years earlier and gave them a “South Oroville” banner. Unfortunately the Oroville Kiwanis Club is no more, but it’s great to know the Tonasket club and Wayne) are still going strong and should be celebrating 65 years this year. This year we might not have a powerboat race, but there are plans to hold jet ski races on Lake Osoyoos, which sounds exciting. Especially since local jet skiers and their craft are invited to compete. Our local powerboat racers, Scott Thorndike and Eric Jones, always had the most diehard fans when they raced, so it will probably be true of the anyone from north county that competes. Clayton’s column is a good way to keep in touch with our past – unfortunately the 1914 issues of the Oroville Weekly Gazette seem to be missing, so he’s been filling in with Molson Leaders from 92 years ago. As you can see this week in 1922 there was a lot of competition between the Oroville and Molson Schools, especially in basketball. And, there was snow falling in the Highlands in March, just like Marianne Knight reports in her Hilltop Comments this week. According to the Leader back then there was over a foot. Much of the Molson news concerned crop and livestock prices, but some of the names from 92 years ago have a familiar ring. Although there were no reports in this week’s Items from the Past, my favorite articles from the Leader are about law enforcement’s struggle against the bootleggers who took advantage of our proximity to Canada to smuggle booze into the states. A great source for stories about the sheriff’s battle against bootleggers is a little book called “Scraps form a Hellbox” written by Carl M. Cleveland. If you like reading about early day Okanogan County and ever get a chance to read this book by a former Okanogan Independent reporter I recommend you check it out. Combing through the old back issues takes a lot of work and we’re lucky Clayton is willing to do so. Choosing what to include and what not to can also be hard. I know I have to be careful because once I crack open one of those yellowed “bound” copies it’s addictive and hard to stop reading and get back to researching what I was looking for in the first place. Whether you’re new to the area or an “old-timer” we hope you enjoy reading Clayton’s column as much as we enjoy bringing it to you.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Alternative High School Students are worth it Dear Editor, Dear Voters: We, the students of the Tonasket Alternative High School, were concerned when we found out the Tonasket School District Capital Improvement Bond did not pass this month. We are writing this to let our community know that we ARE worth it! For some of us, the Alternative High School was our last shot at success. We are students who have felt bullied, left out, forgotten, or ignored. Some of us have social anxiety. Some of us have had tragedies in our lives that have made it difficult to focus, or keep up in a large school. Some of us were failing a few, or even all, of our classes and felt like there was no help for us. Some of us were ready to drop out of school. Instead we have been welcomed and have found success. Since coming here, our grades have improved. Our classes are structured to include more one-on-one help from our teachers and we are able to learn so much more. We know now that we are students who, if given the chance, CAN succeed. The Alternative School demands the same standards to graduate as the regular high school. We just need an “alternative” approach. We hope that voters in our area will come to learn this. We invite members of the public to contact our school with any questions that would help you get to know our program better. We ask that you keep an open mind and give our school a chance. We need a new, safe building that will serve future alternative students. We ARE worth it! Sincerely, The Tonasket Alternative High School Publications Class (Instructed by Chelsea Freeman, AltEd certificated teacher)

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92 Years Ago: March 8-15, 1922: The Oroville High School basketball team defeated the Molson Union High School team in an evenly matched game at the local school gymnasium Friday evening by only one point with a final score of 20-19. The Molson players were: P. Dunlap, M. Dunlap, McDowell, Keith Rose and R. Henderson. The Oroville squad included: W. Burnham, V. Curtis, Curtis, R. Griffith and Bob Killian. The Welch Meat Markets at Spokane, received 12 head of buffalo last week from the Allard herd at Ronan, Montana. The meat was retailed at 25 cents per pound for roasts, 35 cents for steaks and 15 cents for stews. The entire quantity was sold out in one day with customers vying with each other to secure the unusual meat. Highway contracts awarded February 28 show 60 cents now is doing on state road work what $1.00 would do two years ago. This is a tremendously important fact in view of the circumstance that the legislature of 1921 authorized more than $3 million for new work for which no one could foresee revenues enough to pay for it. About 14 inches of snow fell here the latter part of last week, making the total amount of snow here at the present time the greatest that has been for many years according to the statements of pioneer settlers. The snow was badly drifted by the wind Friday and many roads are blocked. More snow has continued to fall here for the past several days. Frank Greer has just been forwarded a call for jury duty in Kansas. As jurymen there received a mileage of ten cents, Mr. Greer has sent a request for tickets, however, he does not expect the request will be granted.

Grangers need help Dear Editor, Grangers need help from outside and inside, too! I’m back: calling on Oroville folks for help keeping the grange building and organization going in our town. There are paid Grange members out there not very often showing up to help us in our efforts serving Oroville as it is used to doing. And I don’t think some of our “new to the town” folks realize what all the Grange stands for... some didn’t even know we have a building available for folks to use. We invite all who vare interested in all we do to come to our next meeting... and I’m fussing at you folks out there that are paid members already, please, we need you and your support. The ones still showing up every meeting are getting tired! At this time Oroville Grange has a project to fund a high school student’s scholarship... it Is a raffle for a Kindle Fire HD....a fun little device with quite a few perks for reading and computer stuff. Our next meeting will be March 20 at 7 p.m. Tickets on the Kindle will be available then and from Grange members around town. The Kindle will be given away May Day, not sure where at this time. There will be lots of info available on the different works of the grange and why we need to support it. Thanks for reading me. In God we trust, Betty Roberts Oroville

Veterans: Sacrificial lambs Dear Editor, Our Legislators have no qualms sending our men and women in uniform into harms

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The highest price paid for springlambs in the state this year was brought at Prosser recently, when 1000 animals, fattened by the state experimental station, were sold at 12 1/2 cents per pound live weight. At Yakima, a marble tournament for the boys of the city, open to lads of 12 years or under. Elaborate rules have been worked out and elimination contests conducted to bring only stars to the tournament. A baseball throwing contest will conclude the tournament.

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50 Years Ago: March 5 - 12, 1964: The citizens of Oroville will elect a new mayor and three council members at the General Election to be held Tuesday, March 10, 1964. Two candidates have filed for the office of Mayor of Oroville for a 4 year term. They are Bernice Marchant and John R. Mears. Those applying for the council positions are: Position No. 1, 4 year term, Wayne Callison; Position No. 2, also a 4 year term, Edward Northcott and Position No. 3, an unexpired two year term, Walter A. Hart Jr. (Walt Hart II) An early morning fire completely destroyed The Oroville Meat Packing Plant, located along the Okanogan River at the south city limits. The owner, Ed Boothman, discovered the fire

way. We who served and those who continue to serve do what is expected in service for our Country, even if it means the giving of our life. Eventually we become Veterans. Some of us at some point need help from our government, usually in the form of VA benefits. A Senate Bill S.1982 would have included disability compensation, pensions, survivor benefits and education, vocational training rehab, opening of new VA clinics and medical facilities and cost of living adjustments for military retires; naming a few benefits. S.1982, titled: Comprehensive Veterans Health and Benefits, a Bill to improve provisions of service and benefits to veterans. The Bill failed passage in the Senate by a vote of 56 to 41, needed was 60 Yea votes. All Democrat Senators voted Yea. The Bill failed because of the Republican vote of Nay. Those Senators who disagreed was due to $21 billion budget spread out over ten years. Our veterans are not worth the dollars. Where does that place the veterans, they still have to continue to beg for VA benefits. Where is the accountability when it come to veterans benefits? It seems many of our legislators do not understand accountability. Must veterans continue to carry budget cuts on their backs? There is still an active House Bill HR-543, The Vietnam Agent Orange Act for Blue Water Navy. Will this Bill fail as well? We used to be able to count on our elected Congress and Senate who would send us off to war. We counted on them to do the right thing when we would be in need of help, no more, so what happened? All Americans should contact their respective members of Congress and Senate and advise them to do what is right for our veterans. John J. Bury, U.S. Navy, retired Media, Pennsylvania

at about 2:00 a.m. Boothman said Wednesday, that with the 13 beef carcasses and one hog, the loss would exceed $50,000. The loss of the plant was not only a loss to the Boothman’s but was also a loss to the community as well. The Oroville Hornets closed out the 196364 season by winning third place in the District Tournament, defeating Cashmere 60-53. The Hornets dropped their first round game to Quincy, 66-56 to eliminate them for the State Tournament. The Hornets finished with a creditable 11 win 7 loss season record, placing second in the District Tournament. Voters in Oroville turned out in Tuesday’s General City Election. The Mayor position was filled by John Mears, with 163 votes while Bernice Marchand collected 80 votes. All three council positions were filled with the incumbents, with Callison collecting 227 votes, Ed Northcott with 220 votes and Walter Hart, Jr. with 226 votes. George Mears, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Mears, was named the winner of Oroville High School United Nations Pilgrimage contest. This was one of the most spirited contests in years at Oroville. The other four finalists were: Jacquie Watson, Kristine Landreth, Emmett Lorz and Arlie Clinkenbeard. Weather Wise, by Marge Frazier, Official Observer: March 4, Maximum of 42 degrees and minimum of 26; March 5, 50 and 30; March 6, 45 and 28; March 7, 42 and 16; March 8, 42 and 24; March 9, 47 and 25 and March 10, 44 and 28. Total precipitation for the week was .15 inches rain and four inches of snow. Grocery Prices: 8 oz. tubes of Biscuits, 3 for $.39; Pork & Beans, 2 1/2 cans, 5 for $1.00; Pink Salmon, 1 lb. tins, $.49; USDA Choice Beef Roasts, $.49 lb.; Halibut Roast, $.39 per lb. Halibut Steak, $.49 per lb.; Coffee, 3 lb. cans, $2.07; Fresh Pineapple, ripe and tasty, $49 each; 1 quart Mayonnaise, $.37; 3 lb. Pure Pork Sausage Roll, $1.09.

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Talent show to support scholarships this Friday

I believe. Remember tomorrow, Friday, March 14 is the talent show and silent auction, with proceeds going to “Dollars for Scholars” program. Auction beginning at 6:30 p.m., program at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 15, is the Memorial for Ms. Ellie Cook, at the gravesite in Riverview Cemetery, at 1 p.m., returning to the Oroville United Methodist Church for a light luncheon. Reports are that the Red Cross blood drive was at quota level. Thanks to those who made it a success. Kudo’s to John and Becky at Hometown Pizza, who help in so many ways, “behind the scenes,” as well as the many others who give of their time and food to make things go smoothly. Word has been received from Deloris Baker, Shelton, Wash. She is near family, in a care center and doing very well at this time.

Can you believe it is almost the middle of March? No more sledding on our street. The snow has been replaced by rains. So for those that were concerned about lack of moisture in the ground for growing their favorite garden items, it seems the fear might be behind them. Last Friday the sun was shining brightly and the mercury went escalating higher than it had been in a long while…60 degrees Congratulations to the sports teams for their hard work and good showings, both girls and boys, as they bring to a close another season. And especially to Lily Hilderbrand for receiving the League most valuable basketball player award. Way to go girl! I suspect Russell Neff was remembered by many, when you saw his obituary in the paper last week. He was the school superintendent here some years ago. Soft spoken and a true gentleman,

Bob Hirst is once again home from Word has also been received that Neoma Vandiver has had gall bladder the hospital, after a lengthy stay, due to complications from shoulder surgery and is staying with surgery. her daughter Lorraine in The ingredients are water, Ellensburg while she recovchalk, titanium dioxide, glycers and will be coming to erin glycol, seaweed and parher Oroville home when she affin oil, detergent, pepperfeels ready to be on her own. mint oil, and saccharin, and On Monday, March 17, formaldehyde. Using those St. Patrick’s Day, there items do you know what will be card playing at the you’d come up with? Well, Oroville Senior Center, for toothpaste, of course! both bridge and pinochle. Did you remember to There will be refreshments, turn your clock ahead? We prizes and should be a fun THIS & THAT didn’t and it makes you feel afternoon, starting at 1 p.m. Joyce Emry quite silly to arrive at church Remember to wear green just as it is finishing. I’ve and make it colorful. This is not just for senior members. All are laughed many times at folks who this happened to and this time the “shoe was welcome. For Sale: Full set of encyclopedias. No on the other foot.” Although the weather has warmed longer need them. Got married and wife up it is still cool enough to warm up knows everything! Was very nice to receive a phone call the kitchen in the morning and make from Joan Cool, in Arizona. She will Butterscotch pull aparts, the easy way, remain in the warmer climate for a few by buying frozen bread. more weeks. • 1 pkg. frozen buns (24 rolls) A memorial for Stan Porter will be • 1 pkg. butterscotch pudding (not held Saturday, March 29. Time and place will be announced in this paper at instant) • 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1 cup a later date.

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Getting ready for ‘mud’ season Submitted by Marianne Knight Highlands Correspondent

Well here we are into the second week of March, covered in a blanket of snow covering the ice and frozen ground and on the edge of the dreaded “mud” season. The melt is coming fast making lakes where ever there is a flat area. Where there is dirt it has turned to mud that can send

Honoring SPC Eddie “Tom” Peery Submitted by Daralyn Hollenbeck President, NCW Blue Star Mothers

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Once again the Tonasket Kiwanis are pleased to be awarding certificates and goodies to the Tonasket Elementary school Terrific Kids. Standing with the kids is past Lieutenant Governor Bill Dean along with long time Kiwanian and past president Chuck Weller.

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the Washington, DC trip was well attended and over 90 people came. More than $3,200 was raised. On Saturday, March 22, 2014 there will be a steak dinner and auction For the Rodeo Grounds Event, dinner is 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., auction at 7 p.m. and karaoke by Linda Wood will follow. The cost of the dinner is only $10 for an 8 oz. steak. All donations are welcome. For more information call Bev at (509) 486-2398. Members and Guest are welcome.

Tonasket Eagles #3002

Spring is hear several robins have been seen and what wonderful weather. It’s time to clean up your yard and starting thinking about gardening. I wonder how many people forgot to turn your clocks forward, I always do it the night before and forgot this year, So I thought I had gotten up way to early. The benefit dinner/auction for

Kitchen opens at 5:30 p.m. on Friday and Bingo is at 7 p.m. There is over $13,000 in the pick 8 game to be won, it could be you. Come in sign in and shake a shift Lots of money to be won and don’t forget our pull-tabs. Tuesday’s we have free pool all day long. Pinochle scores from last Sunday are as follows: first place to lucky Dave Russell, second place went to Jo Porter, low score to Ted Zachman and for last pinochle was Lyle Anderson and Neil Fifer. We wish all those that may be ill a speedy recovery to good health. God bless all. The Biggest Little Eagles in the State.

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25 Years Ago: March 9-16, 1989: Last week, the International Cup Organizing Committee (OCOC) of Oroville, released some disappointing news that a planned third Annual Labor Day Regatta for 1989 was not going to happen. The problem arises with the inability of a guarantee for a specific number of boats and classes from the sponsoring organization, the Seattle Inboard Racing Association, not with the local group. The Tonasket Kiwanis President, Wayne Verbeck, took a playful shot at their sponsoring club, Oroville, by presenting them with a banner reading “North Tonasket.” Oroville, years ago, presented the then new Tonasket Club with a banner reading “South Oroville.” The fun and activities were held last week to celebrate 40 years of service to the community by the Tonasket Kiwanians. Five Oroville High School girls are seeking a chance to be the May Day Royalty for the 55th Annual Event. They are: Stephanie Lynn Turner, the daughter of Steve and Cynthia Turner, a senior; April Renee Noel, daughter of Rod and

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Kathy Noel, a junior; Edie Mae Miller, daughter of Ginger and Marvin Miller; Dara Lee Smith, daughter of Darrel (Smitty) and Eilene Smith, a junior and Maura Colleen Jackson, daughter of Marjorie and Frank Jackson. Tonasket School District voters rejected a major construction and renovation bond issue by a narrow margin in the March 14 election. Although the 1269 votes cast were enough to validate the election, the “yes” votes fell just 3.5 percent short of the necessary 60 percent needed to pass the $6,650,000 bond issue. Affirmative votes totaled 712 , while negative votes totaled 548 or 43.5 percent of the total votes tallied. Rebecca Guyll is the first Alternative School Student to receive her high school diploma. Roger Llewellyn, Chairman of the Oroville School Board awarded Rebecca for her achievement with an Oroville High School Diploma. Prime Real Estate Properties: 2 bedroom, kitchen w/range and fridge, an extra large lot, separate garage, shop and carport, across from the city park, $26,900; 2 bedroom, newly remodeled home on 6 1/2 acres, good well, barn/hay storage, corrals and a mobile hook-up, $75,000; Two hillside building lots near Prince’s store. Price was $20,000, now $14,000 for both. Three bedroom, 2 bath home, 4 miles north of Oroville, $48,000.

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brown sugar • 2 teaspoons cinnamon • 1/2 cup melted margarine • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (or more) • Butter a bundt pan (can use angel food cake pan, if you don’t have a bundt pan). Butter pan and put in rolls. Mix together sugars, dry pudding mix and cinnamon and sprinkle over rolls. Sprinkle nuts on top. Let set over night, do not cover. Next morning bake at 350 degrees about 30 mins. Yum! Multitasking… the art of messing up several things at once. I’m quite good at doing that. It comes from practice. The Oroville food bank can always use more help. The United Methodist Church is responsible for months that begin with “M,” that being, of course, March and May. Other months are headed up by other groups (or individuals). Help is always welcomed, making the job easier on those volunteering. And they are always in need of plastic bags, so if you have a stash of those, they are welcomed. Thursdays, at the Seventh Day Adventist Church basement, each week is where the Food Bank is located and of course they are always in need of (non-perishable) food stuff.

HILLTOP COMMENTS your car or truck going all over the road and in directions you might not want to go into. On our road the water is coming from the hills behind us and making lakes on our down hill side. Please drive carefully and watch out for others. Mud can be very slippery. It is catch up time again on the Pinochle winners for the last two weeks. Feb. 24 with 20 players the High’s went to Ken

Chaplin and Wilma Penner.  The Low’s went to Everett Turner and Mary Louise Loe with George Penner picking up the Traveling. The Five Week Series Winner was Ken Ripley.  The week of March 3 with 30 players at the Molson Grange Pinochle games on Monday night the winners were: George Penner (here he goes again) with the Men’s High. The Ladies High went to Wilma Penner (what is going on)? The Low players were Dal Wilder and Judy Ripley and Danny Weitrick took the Traveling.

BLUE STAR MOTHERS Heavy Equipment Operator based at Ft. Leonard Wood in the Missouri Ozarks, otherwise just referred to as “Ft. Wood.” As a combat engineer he performs a variety of construction and demolition tasks under combat conditions. Such tasks typically include constructing and breaching trenches, tank traps and other fortifications, bunker construction, bridge and road construction or destruction, laying or clearing land mines, and other physical work in the battlefield. More generally, the combat engineers’ goals involve facilitating movement and support of friendly forces while impeding that of the enemy. Tom also has Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Training. This training involves knowing how to deal with the construction, deployment, disarmament, and disposal of high explosive munitions that may include improvised explosive devices (IEDs). The Army EOD school is not an easy one to complete. The attrition rate for

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There’s nothing more important in the world to you than your family. However, your familyowned business probably helps support your family. So, when it comes to protecting both your family and your business, you need to carefully consider your moves. As you know, you face plenty of challenges to keep your business running smoothly — but it can be even more difficult to pass the family business on to your children or other relatives. In fact, according to the Small Business Administration, only 33% of family owned businesses survive the transition from first generation ownership to the next generation. Why is it so hard to keep a family business intact? Sometimes, it’s because no one in the family is interested in running the business — but family businesses frequently disintegrate because of the lack of a succession plan.

To create a succession plan, your first step — and possibly the most important one — is to collect the thoughts and preferences of family members on their future involvement with your business. It’s essential that you know who wants to really do the day-to-day work and who is capable. During these conversations, you’ll also want to discuss other key businesssuccession issues, such as the retirement goals and cash flow needs of retiring family owners and the personal and financial goals of the next generation of management.

you to name the buyer for your business — such as one of your children — and establish methods to determine the sale price. Your child could then purchase a life insurance policy on your life and eventually use the proceeds to buy the business, according to the terms established in the buysell agreement. We’ve just skimmed the surface of techniques that might be used alone or in combination to carry out your business succession. The transfer can be complex, so you will certainly need to consult with your legal and financial professionals. It’s important that you fully understand the business and tax implications of any succession plan, as well as the financial effects of a plan on all your family members.

In developing a plan for the future of your business, you will need to determine who will control and manage the business, and who will eventually own it. These decisions will depend on a variety of factors, such as the time horizon, goals and financial needs of the family members In any case, once you’ve created your succession plan, you’ll need to work with your involved. legal advisor to put it in writing and communicate Your succession plan could be based on a family it clearly to all family members. Surprises are limited partnership. Under this arrangement, welcome in many parts of life — but not when it you, as general partner, would maintain control comes to transferring a family business. over the day-to-day operation of your business, You want to leave your family a legacy. And if but, over time, you could gift or sell limited that legacy is the family business, do whatever partnership shares to your family members. And it takes to pass it on in a manner that benefits eventually, you would also relinquish control of everyone involved. This will take time and planning — but it can be well worth the effort. the business to whoever is going to run it. Another component of your succession plan This article was written by Edward Jones for use might be a “buy-sell” agreement, which allows by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

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OKANOGAN VALLEY LIFE COMMUNITY CALENDAR The seed library housed by the Oroville Library’s first “open day” is Friday, March 14, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. To volunteer or for more information contact LaVonne at lavomsn@hotmail. com.

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. Doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m. To donate auction items you may call G. Hauenstein at (509) 476-2416 or Terri Barker at (509) 476-3145.

Ruby Rust at CCC TONASKET - Ruby Rust will be performing a free concert On Friday, March 14 at the Community Cultural Center of Tonasket. This acoustic band with Denny Richardson, Steve Pollard, Steve Bell, and Mike Bowling will be bringing their favorite rock, folk, and jam music to the CCC. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with music beginning at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be available by donation to the CCC.

Curious About Alpacas OROVILLE - It’s a charming, quirky animal, responsible for bearing some of the silkiest, most versatile fiber found in nature. Its coat is softer than cashmere. In this class you will learn about the Alpaca and some fast, fun things to do with its lovely and warm fiber. How about some cowboy soap? An alpaca bird nester project? Finally, a surprise craft project for everyone to take home. This will all be done while you learn about this amazing animal on Thursday, March 13 and Saturday, March 15 through North Valley Community Schools. The second session will be a field trip to Mowry Mountain Alpaca Ranch. You’ll want to bring a bucket to fill with Alpaca Gold for your garden! To register call Ellen Barttels at (509) 476-2011 or email community.schools@oroville.wednet. edu.

Oroville Grange Flea Market OROVILLE - Oroville Grange Flea Market will be held inside the Oroville Grange Hall on Saturday, March 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Grange hall is located at 622 Fir St., watch for posters and sign along Hwy. 97 at the south end of town. There will be a lot of new vendors and bargains. Table for rent to sell your items. Coffee anytime. For more info. Call (509) 476-3878.

American Legion turns 95 TONASKET - Tonasket American Legion is celebrating the American Legion’s 95th birthday with a party on Saturday, March 15 from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Tonasket American Legion Post #82. All members of the American Legion Family Post #82 are invited to the celebration. For information call (509) 486-2620.

Best of Women Fair OKANOGAN - The Okanogan Valley Soroptimist present the Best of Women Fair on Saturday, March 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Okanogan High School Cafetorium. Free admission, baked goods, drawings for prizes and silent auction.

Blue Star Mothers Guest Speaker Kari Strain of

Tiger Booster Auction TONASKET - Tonasket Booster Club’s annual fundraising auction is Saturday, March 15, at The Kuhler Bar and Grill. Dinner and silent auction begin at 5 p.m., live auction at 7 p.m.

Oroville Donkey Basketball OROVILLE - The Oroville Booster Club is sponsoring a Donkey Basketball game on Wednesday, March 19 at the OHS gym starting at 7 p.m. The teams include the Molson-Chesaw Fire Dept., the Oroville Fire Dept., Mean Green and The Mechanics. Advance tickets at $1 off are available at Hometown Pizza and Oroville Pharmacy.

Email Essentials Class OROVILLE - If you get frustrated by your email, join the club! You are not alone. In this class, Email Essentials, you will learn how to send to groups, set up files, attach documents and photos, and so much more. If you bring your laptop (not required), you will get personal help on your own system. Call Ellen Barttels at North Valley Community Schools (509) 4762011 to register for this class on March 19 and 26. You can also email community.schools@ oroville.wednet.edu or sign up online at www.northvalleycommunityschools.com.

Tonasket Preschool Story Time TONASKET - Tonasket Preschool Story Time will be 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.

Oroville Baseball and Softball sign ups OROVILLE - Oroville Youth Baseball and Softball sign ups to play will be on Thursday, March 20 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Oroville Elementary School cafeteria. Questions? Call Jessica at (509) 990-4402.

SUBMITTED BY JACKIE VALIQUETTE

Backpack Sprayer Calibration

NORTH VALLEY COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

There’s still a month to get those taxes done, but best to get this nuisance activity out of the way as soon as possible. For those with low to moderate incomes, English or Spanish speaking, free tax help is available. The tax preparers have been trained by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), and are taking appointments for Tuesday and

OKANOGAN - The Okanogan County Noxious Weed Control Board will be holding a Calibration Class for backpack sprayers and ATV’s on Thursday, April 17. We need a minimum of 20 participants in order to hold the class, so pre-registration by March 1 is required. In the class you will learn how to calibrate your sprayer, figure out how much product your sprayer is actually putting out per acre and practice calculating application rates or how much product you need to put in your sprayer based on label recommendations. There will be a $5 charge for the class, and possibly several pesticide license credits will be available. For more info call the Noxious Weed Office at (509) 422-7165, or stop by the office, Room 102 in the County Courthouse.

Baby picture fundraiser SUBMITTED BY DOLLY ENGELBRETSON OROVILLE SENIOR CENTER

I hope you all remembered to “spring ahead” on Saturday evening. Spring must be right around the corner; so many flowers have started poking their heads above ground. Besides that we have seen more sunshine and blue sky lately.

Tonasket Food Bank

OMAK - The Okanogan Valley Orchestra and Chorus presents the Sounds of Spring, Sunday, March 23 at 3 p.m. at the Omak Performing Arts Center The Orchestra and Chorus will feature “The Stafford Poems” by local composer Terry Hunt.

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

March, 2014  Programme  

www.olivertheatre.ca

OROVILLE: 1600 N. Main St. Office Hours: Tues. - Wed., 8 - 5 Tel: 509-476-2151 OMAK: 23 S. Ash St., Omak Office Hours: Thursdays, 8:30 - 5:30 Tel: 509-826-1930

New Patients and Insurance Plans Welcome. Care Credit

There will  also  be  a  matinee  of  this  show  on  Sat.,  March  8      at  2:00  p.m.    All  seats  $6.00  for  the  matinee.  

Sat. -­  Sun.  –  Mon.  –  Tues.        March  8  -­  9  –  10  –  11   Showtimes  on  Sat.  @  7:00  &  9:20  p.m.  

Oliver Theatre Violence, coarse  language.  

Ride Along

Thurs. -­  Fri.          March  13  –  14    

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

2014 Programme   thurs.-fri. March,   mar 13-14

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non-Stop

Nominated for 2 Academy Awards Best Actress: Meryl Streep Best Supporting Actress: Julia Roberts

Violence, coarse  language.  

Phone 250-­‐498-­‐2277        Oliver,  BC  

RoboCop thurs. - fri. mar. 20-21.

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OMAK THEATER There will  also  be  a  matinee  of  this  show  on  Sat.,  March  8      at  2:00  p.m.    All  seats  $6.00  for  the  matinee.  

Sat. -­  Sun.  –  Mon.  –  Tues.        March  8  -­  9  –  10  –  11   Showtimes  on  Sat.  @  7:00  &  9:20  p.m.  

Violence, coarse  language.  

Sat. –  Sun.  –  Mon.  –  Tues.,  Thurs.  –  Fri.       March  22  –  23  –  24  -­  25,  27  -­  28    

Omak and mirage theaters are nOw digital

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pHilomenA Violence, coarse  language.  

drama starring Judi denCh, steve COOgan, sOphie kennedY Clark fri. 6:45,9:45. sat.4:15,6:45,9:15 sun. 4:15, 6:45. wkdaYs.6:45 pg13 98 min The MIRAGE THEATER There will  also  be  a  matinee  of  this  show  on  the  Sat.    at  2:00  p.m.    All  seats  $6.00  for  the  matinee.  

Thurs. -­  Fri.          March  13  –  14    

Violence, coarse  language.  

Sat. -­  Sun.  –  Mon.  –  Tues.      March  29  -­  30  –  31,  Apr.  1  

Explicit violence.  

Programme Subject  To  Unavoidable  change  without  notice  

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96min mR. peAbody & SHeRmAn anim./COmedY/adventure.

OROVILLE

509-486-2174

509-486-2174

Adult $8.50

Matinee $6.00

Child $6.00

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

A Branch of Wenatchee Valley Medical Center

Chemical Dependency

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Health In Clinic  Family Practice  Laboratory  Surgery Center  Chemo Infusion

Family Health Centers

 Walk

24 Hour Crisis Line (509) 826-6191

Toll Free

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HEALTH CARE Violence, coarse  language.  

Coagulation Clinic

 Ophthalmology

(509) 826-5093

www.wvmedical.com

916 Koala, Omak, WA 98841

HEALTH CARE

OPTICAL

Sat. –  Sun.  –  Mon.  –  Tues.,  Thurs.  –  Fri.       March  22  –  23  –  24  -­  25,  27  -­  28    

Centros de Salud Familiar

MEDICAL

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

Sat. -­  Sun.  –  Mon.  –  Tues.      March  29  -­  30  –  31,  Apr.  1  

716 First Ave. S., Okanogan 509-422-5700 106 S. Whitcomb, Tonasket 509-486-0114 525 W. Jay, Brewster 509-689-3455

DENTAL

1321 Main St., Oroville 509-476-4400 626 Second Ave. S., Okanogan 509-422-6705 101 6th, Brewster 509-689-3789 Toll Free: 800-660-2129

Emergency VA Clinic  Surgical Center  Rehabilitation (Oroville & Tonasket)  Obstetrical Services  Imaging  Full-Service Laboratory  Extended Care  Swing Bed Program  

826-7919 For eye exams, 826-1800 UGO BARTELL, O.D.

NORTH VALLEY HOSPITAL DISTRICT 203 S. Western Ave., Tonasket Ph. 509-486-2151 www.nvhospital.org

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Drug Prevention Victim / Survivors’ Panel

17 S. Western Ave. 1617 Main Street

Explicit violence.  

Thurs. -­  Fri.          March  20  –  21     Showtimes  on  Fri.  @  7:00  &  9:20  p.m.  

Thurs. -­  Fri.          March  6  –  7    

TONASKET

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Physician-owned and patient-centered

Mental Health

Developmental Disabilities

In Tonasket & Oroville

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

Programme Subject  To  Unavoidable  change  without  notice  

Violence, coarse  language.  

OKANOGAN

HEALTH CARE

(509) 826-5600

         Regular  Showtimes  

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

TONASKET

HEALTH CARE

(509) 826-6191

Phone 250-­‐498-­‐2277        Oliver,  BC  

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232 2nd Ave., N. Wed. - Thurs. 8:30 - 5 p.m. 509-422-4881

(509) 826-8496

Sat. -­  Sun.  –  Mon.  –  Tues.        March  15  -­  16  –  17  –  18  

sat-sun-mOn-tues. mar. 15-16-7-18. Coarse language.  

         Regular  Showtimes  

Complete eye exam including Digital Retina Scan $110 Canadian.

1-250-495-2020 1-877-495-5665

Psychiatric Services

Oliver, B.C.

250-498-2277

Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.

202 S. Whitcomb Ave. Mon. - Tue. 8:30 - 5 p.m. 509-486-2902

w Professional Eye Examinations w Contact Lenses w Low Vision Service

“Providing our patients with the highest quality health care and service in a friendly and caring atmosphere.”

www.olivertheatre.ca

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

eyecare centre

for Children and Adults. New patients Welcome!

Call us . . . Se Habla Español

Thurs. -­  Fri.          March  20  –  21     Showtimes  on  Fri.  @  7:00  &  9:20  p.m.  

moVieS

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OMAK

Violence, coarse  language.  

Thurs. -­  Fri.          March  6  –  7    

6511 Main St., Unit 3, Osoyoos

FAMILY PRACTICE

Nominated for 2 Academy Awards Best Actress: Meryl Streep Best Supporting Actress: Julia Roberts

Coarse language.  

Dr. Robert Nau, D.D.S., F.A.G.D., LLC

COTTONWOOD PLAZA PROFESSIONAL CENTRE

Sat. -­  Sun.  –  Mon.  –  Tues.        March  15  -­  16  –  17  –  18  

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FAMILY DENTISTRY

EYECARE

Your Complete Eyecare Centre

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 www.gazette-tribune. com 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.com or at Gazette-Tribune, P.O. BoxTHEATRE 250, OLIVER Oroville, WA. 98844.

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President James has introduced a new fundraiser to our schedule. Be sure to bring a baby picture of yourself as a young child. People have to guess who is in the picture and pay a small price to do so. If you are correct, you win a prize. He hasn’t said what the

Dr. Joey Chen, D.M.D. Family Dentistry

Listing Your Item

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TONASKET - TONASKET Tonasket High School’s ASB will be hosting Donkey Basketball on Wednesday, March 26, at 6:00 p.m. in the high school gym. Ticket prices at the gate are $9.00 for adults, $7.00 for students (grades 7-12) and children (grades kindergarten-6) $5.00. Advance ticket purchases receive a $1.00 per ticket discount. Tickets may be purchased from Deb Michels in the high school office or by contacting Anita Asmussen at (509) 4862161 or aasmussen@tonasket. wednet.edu.

OROVILLE SENIOR CENTER

DENTISTRY

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) 4762386.

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Tonasket Donkey Basketball

Thursday evenings in Oroville and Tonasket. We are pleased to be able to offer this service at no charge, and your privacy will be completely respected. For information on the items you will need to bring and to make an appointment, call Angela Lorz at (509) 486-1115.

Classes next week: Make Your Own Seed Tape on March 18 is full, but Betty will teach another class if there is interest; Write it Right (Tuesday, March 18 & 25); Crepe Paper Flowers (Wednesday, Mar 19); The Earth Science of It (Wednesday, March 19); Email Essentials (Wednesday, March 19 & 26) and Jewelry From Clay (Thursday, March 20 & 27). To register - call Ellen Barttels at (509) 476-2011, email community.schools@oroville.wednet.edu, or access our website at www.northvalleycommunityschools.com.

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.

Sun. –  Mon.  –  Tues.        March  2  -­  3  –  4  

OVOC Sounds of Spring

THE LEARNING TREE

Growing Healthcare Close to Home

Seed Library Opens

the Red Cross, serving Apple Valley and the North Cascades, will be filling us in about their newly launched program called “Operation Welcome Home” that families of deployed may be interested in learning more about at our Wednesday, March 19 meeting at Whistler’s in Tonasket at 5:30 p.m.

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Houses For Sale TONASKET

BEAUTIFUL, SPACIOUS TONASKET HOME 2,900 SF, includes full basement with rental possibilities. Garage, garden and Koi pond. Must see to truly appreciate!

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Subsidized Unit if eligible Located downtown Applications available at 617 Fir St., Oroville Call: 509-476-3059 SIMILKAMEEN PARK APARTMENTS Oroville, WA. 4 Bedroom Starting at $465 per month + security deposit. Includes: • Water. Sewer. Garbage • Washer and Dryer • Air conditioning • Play area • Storage Space • For more information contact Nanette at Similkameen Park Office 301 Golden St. #16 Oroville, WA. 98844 509-476-9721/509-476-3059

Help Wanted

Announcements Lordy, Lordy the next one’s forty.

Seeking Experienced

Happy Birthday Kevin! Love, Vicki, Walt & Tyler

Job Fair April 10, 2014

Veranda Beach invites you to our annual job fair April 10th - 9am to 1pm. Positions in the following departmentswill be offered RESORT STAFF Front Desk Services Housekeeping z Housemen THE DINER Line Cooks z Servers z Baristas Front of House Manager General Laborer Landscape/Vineyard crew Veranda Beach Resort, 299 Eastlake Rd, Oroville, WA 98844 Ph. 509-476-4000

Party with us on Fri., March 14. 509-560-9479. Say it in the classifieds! *Special deal* *HAPPY BIRTHDAY *HAPPY ANNIVERSARY *CONGRATULATIONS!! *WILL YOU MARRY ME? MUST BE PREPAID $6.00 for the first 15 words additional words $1.00 each. Bold words, special font or borders extra. Add a picture for only $1.50 more. Call to place ad Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune 509-476-3602

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

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OROVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT HAS AN OPENING FOR SCHOOL BOARD DIRECTOR POSITION #2. Must be a U.S. Citizen, and currently a registered voter in the State of Washington to apply. Letters of interest will be accepted until Thursday, March 20, 2014 AT 2:00 PM. Please submit a letter of interest to: Steve Quick 816 Juniper, Oroville, WA 9884

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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Salary: $1327.20/month (.6 FTE) plus excellent benefits. WSU is an equal opportunity employer Apply online at: https://www.wsujobs.com by March 27th, 2014. https://www.wsujobs.com

School Bus Driver Training Class The Tonasket School District will be providing a School Bus Driver Training Class. Persons interested in becoming school bus drivers, should contact Jeff Yeckel at 486-2665 or 486-2126, for additional information.

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Who enjoys working in a fastpaced office. Must be trustworthy, reliable, and a good team worker. Approx. 3 days/week. Call 509.486.2902 Mon/Tues or 509.422.4881 Wed/Thurs. Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is currently recruiting for Seasonal Firefighter and NRW2 Engine Leader positions. Positions are open until filled. For more information, or to apply please visit our website, www.dnr.wa.gov. If you have further questions (after reviewing our website) contact Heidi Seitters at (509) 684-7474. DNR is an equal opportunity employer.

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HAVE YOU HEARD? WE ARE EXPANDING AND ARE HIRING ADDITIONAL POSITIONS! JOIN US AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE! We are dedicated to our employees’ job satisfaction and take pride in providing a place to work that encourages growth, teamwork, communication and positive employee/supervisor relationships. FHC is a not for profit Community Health Center dedicated to providing quality health care regardless of ability to pay. EVERYONE is welcome. We have the following opportunities available: Okanogan: Clinical Informatics Specialist – Full time Dental Hygienist Part time/20 hours per week. Travel between Okanogan, Brewster & Oroville required. Registered Dietitian Full time. English/Spanish bilingual preferred. Promotor(a) Per Diem positions; Okanogan & BrewsterEnglish/Spanish bilingual required Okanogan Dental: Dental Assistant – Full time Patient Registration Rep. Full time

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Firewood NOTICE Washington State law requires wood sellers to provide an invoice (receipt) that shows the seller’s and buyer’s name and address and the date delivered. The invoice should also state the price, the quantity delivered and the quantity upon which the price is based. There should be a statement on the type and quality of the wood. When you buy firewood write the seller’s phone number and the license plate number of the delivery vehicle. The legal measure for firewood in Washington is the cord or a fraction of a cord. Estimate a cord by visualizing a four-foot by eight-foot space filled with wood to a height of four feet. Most long bed pickup trucks have beds that are close to the four-foot by 8-foot dimension. To make a firewood complaint, call 360902-1857. agr.wa.gov/inspection/ WeightsMeasures/Fire woodinformation.aspx agr.wa.gov/inspection/WeightsMeasures/Firewoodinformation.aspx

Miscellaneous Alfalfa Grass Hay, small square or large round bales $170- $220 per ton (509)4298829, (509)486-4301

Statewides STATEWIDE CLASSIFIEDS WEEK OF MARCH 10, 2014 This newspaper participates in a statewide classified ad program sponsored by the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association, a statewide association of weekly newspapers. The program allows classified advertisers to submit ads for publication in participating weeklies throughout the state in compliance with the following rules. You may submit an ad for the statewide program through this newspaper or in person to the WNPA office. The rate is $255 for up to 25 words, plus $10 per word over 25 words. WNPA reserves the right to edit all ad copy submitted and to refuse to accept any ad submitted for the statewide program. WNPA, therefore, does not guarantee that every ad will be run in every newspaper. WNPA will, on request, for a fee of $40, provide information on which newspapers run a particular ad within a 30 day period. Substantive typographical error (wrong address, telephone number, name or price) will result in a “make good�, in which a corrected ad will be run the following week. WNPA incurs no other liability for errors in publication.

Tonasket: MA-R, MA-C, or LPN 1 per diem positions LPN, MA-C or MA-R 0.80 FTE/32 hours per week Oroville Dental: Dental Assistant – Per Diem See www.myfamilyhealth.org for job descriptions. Submit cover letter and resume or application to FHC, c/o Human Resources, PO Box 1340, Okanogan, WA 98840 or email: HR@myfamilyhealth.org. Open until filled. FHC is an EEO Employer.

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Public Notices Camp Host Position The City of Oroville, Washington has a Camp Host position opening at Osoyoos Lake Veteran’s Memorial Park for this coming season, May 15 through Sept. 15th. Compensation for this position includes a full hookup campsite (water, sewer, electric, garbage), with fire ring and picnic table. Camp host duties require a minimum of 24 hours per week. Host duties include greeting visitors and providing public information, assisting with fee collection, camp checks, firewood sales, assisting maintenance staff, and may include cleaning restrooms, fire rings, trash pickup, reporting of incidents and emergencies and staffing the Registration Center when/if needed. Camp Host must be able to lift up to 25 lbs. To apply, please e-mail resume to kathy.oroville@nvinet.com with Camp Host Resume entered in subject line. This position will be open until filled. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on March 13, 20, 27, 2014. #548916 Employment Opportunities The City of Oroville is now accepting applications of employment for the following positions: Seasonal City Park Aide II - This Seasonal 40 hour per week position carries out a variety of park maintenance and operations tasks, including the supervision and direction of Park Aide I level employees. April 1 - Oct. 15 estimated length of season. Seasonal City Park Aide I - There are two Seasonal Positions that consist of 40 hours per week. Positions include performing a variety of park maintenance and operations tasks. Maximum of 4 months each. Landscape Equipment Operator This seasonal 40 hour per week position provides service to all city owned parks, including mowing, watering and landscaping. April 1 - Oct. 31 estimated season. Seasonal Park Aide II - Office/Reservation Supervisor. This 40 hour per week job starts April 28 and will be reduced to less than 40 hours per week in mid-Sept. Duties may also include other park operations. Seasonal Park Aide I - Part-time Office/Reservation Assistant. This is a two day a week position, plus fill-in days. May also be required to perform other park duties. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older, have a valid Washington State Driver’s License and be physically able to perform required tasks. Applications and job descriptions may be secured at the Oroville City Hall, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday or on the city’s website at oroville-wa.com Applications must be received by 12:00 noon, Wednesday, March 26, 2014 . The City of Oroville is an equal opportunity employer. Attest: Kathy M. Jones Clerk-Treasurer Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on March 13, 20, 2014. #548912

www.gazette-tribune.com IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF OKANOGAN In re the Estate of: PAUL SAM GENTRY, Deceased. NO. 14-4-00003-0 NOTICE TO CREDITORS The personal representative, Lori Ann Gentry, 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: March 10, 2014. DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION: March 13, 2014. /s/Anthony Castelda ANTHONY CASTELDA, WSBA #28937 Attorney for Gentry Estate P.O. Box 1307 Tonasket, WA 98855 (509) 486-1175 Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on March 13, 20, 27, 2014. #548763

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Request for Proposals to Operate a Concession Providing Lodging and Commercial Services The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) is seeking a qualified person(s) or business to operate and maintain concession facilities and provide commercial services to the public at Conconully Reservoir (Reservoir), at the concession known as Liar’s Cove Resort. This opportunity is for a recreational concession under the terms and conditions of a 20-year contract. Liar’s Cove Resort utilizes approximately 4.18 acres of the northeasterly shore of Conconully Reservoir, ¼ mile south of the town of Conconully, Okanogan County, Washington. Concession facilities include: 35 RV sites total; a double-wide mobile/cabin rental; 3 hotel rooms; 2 freestanding cabins; 4 tent sites; a small store, a separate bath and shower site; and a custom-built boat dock. The concession is required to provide services to the public during the operating season from the Friday proceeding April 30 through October 15 A prospectus and draft contract may be obtained from: Ephrata Field Office Attention: Mr. Richard Honey Bureau of Reclamation P.O. Box 815 Ephrata, WA 98823 (509) 754-0267 phone rhoney@usbr.gov The prospectus contains additional information on the concession, items to be included in a proposal, submit-

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Public Election for The Reinstatement Of a Okanogan County Common Law Grand Jury “Whenever people are well-informed they can be trusted with their own government” -Thomas Jefferson PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT - We the People will be holding an election for the reinstating of the Common Law Grand Jury here in Okanogan County, at the Public Utilities Department building, located at 1331 2nd Ave., Okanogan, Washington, on Wednesday, March 19th 2014 at 6:00 PM. There will be a 35 minute presentation, then starting at approximately 6:30 P.M., a vote by showing hands. All participants will then be invited to register for the Common Law Grand Jury. CONTACT: Dave Wolosik, email: dwolosik@gmail.com or Birdy Nelson @ 509-485- 2203 Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on March 13, 2014. #548872

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WENATCHEE - Tonasket’s Dyllan Gage was the lone senior basketball player from the North Valley to be selected to play in the 17th Annual Wenatchee Central Lions Club All Star Basketball Game scheduled for March 22. Gage was among 16 boys and 20 girls to accept an invitation to the annual event. Others accepting invitations to the boys’ game included Dylan Benthem (Ephrata), Kai Clausen (Chelan), Jacob Laird (Ephrata), Logan Leaton (Kittitas), Tristin Parton (Cascade), Riley Pheasant (Ephrata), Kai Spencer (Eastmont), Dillon Sugg (Wenatchee), Justin Vanderweide (Okanogan). Nolan

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Dyllan Gage will be playing in the We n a t c h e e Lions Club All-Star Game on March 22. Brent Baker/staff photo

Schroeder (Eastmont), Trew Tucker (Ellensburg), Jessica Boyer (Wilbur) and Gabrielle Brulotte (Cascade). Doors open at the Eastmont High

School gym at 6:00 p.m. and the event begins with a 3-point shooting contest. The girls play at 7:00 p.m. and the boys at 8:30; tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students.

OROVILLE KILLER BEES SUBMITTED BY CHUCK RICEVUTO

CHELAN - There were over 300 kids ranging in age from 3 to 13 coming from Chelan, Oroville, Okanogan, Omak, Quincy, Pateros, Liberty Bell, Tonasket, Cascade, Cashmere, Wenatchee, and Eastmont. The Killer Bees placed as follows: Kindergarten: Mason Wall 4th place. Also Wrestling: Brody Booker, Landon Howe, and Dillon Kintston. 1st/2nd Grade: Kane Booker Champion; Ivan Buragian - 4th.

Also Wrestling: Austin Darrow, Frisco Sanchez, Riley McCoy, and Isach Hill 3rd/4th Grade - Travis Darrow - Champion; Kolo Moser - 2nd; Shane Marquiss - 2nd; Daegon Harris - 3rd; Victor Ocampo 3rd; and Oscar Cervantes - 3rd. Also Wrestling: Katie Maynard 5th/6th Grade: Colby Guzman - Champion; Seth Baugher Champion; Sergio Ocampo - 2nd; Charles Egerton - 2nd; Julian Lopez - 3rd; Chris Worrell - 3rd; Steven Lopez - 3rd; Kael Harris - 4th; Taylor McCoy - 4th; Cody Field - 4th; Corey Olsen - 4th. Also Wrestling: Darian Range.

FINAL WINTER STANDINGS / OPENING WEEK SPRING SCHEDULES FINAL STANDINGS

Mar. 7 Cedar Park Christian 60, Brewster 55 (loser out) King’s 49, Okanogan 48

BOYS BASKETBALL CARIBOU TRAIL LEAGUE (1A) League W

*Okanogan 14 *Brewster 12 *Cashmere 8 *Chelan 8 *Omak 4 *Cascade 4 Quincy 3 Tonasket 3 *Playoff qualifier

Overall L W

0 2 6 6 10 10 11 11

27 19 14 13 8 5 8 9

L

1 7 10 12 13 16 12 11

CTL Regional/State Scores Mar. 1 (Regionals) Brewster 62, Naches Valley 56 (loser out) Okanogan 70, Vashon Island 60 (loser out) Mar. 6 King’s 51, Brewster 41 Okanogan 70, Cedar Park Christian 60 (OT)

Mar. 8 Okanogan 56, Seattle Christian 37 (winner 3rd place, loser 5th)

CWB Regional/State Scores Mar. 1 (Regionals) Liberty-Spangle 60, Lake Roosevelt 37 (loser out) Lind-Ritzville/Sprague 67, Kittitas 49 (loser out)

GIRLS BASKETBALL CENT. WA LEAGUE NO. DIV. (2B) League W

*Liberty Bell 9 *Lk Roosevelt 6 *Bridgeport 3 Oroville 2 Manson 1 *Playoff Qualifier

Overall L W

2 5 8 9 10

15 13 5 4 1

L

7 10 16 16 19

CENT. WA LEAGUE SO. DIV. (2B) League W

*Kittitas 8 *Riverside Chr. 6 White Swan 6 *Playoff Qualifier

Overall L W

1 3 3

16 12 9

L

6 11 12

CARIBOU TRAIL LEAGUE (1A) League W

*Cashmere 14 *Brewster 12 *Okanogan 9 *Chelan 8 *Cascade 7 *Omak 4 Quincy 2 Tonasket 0 *Playoff qualifier

L

Overall W

0 0 5 6 7 10 12 14

26 20 22 12 15 9 5 3

CTL Regional/State Scores Mar. 1 (Regionals)

L

1 4 7 9 9 12 15 17

Mabton 56, Brewster 44 (loser out) Okanogan 58, LaSalle 49 (loser out) Cashmere 59, Eatonville 36 (loser out)

CENT. WA LEAGUE SO. DIV. (2B)

Mar. 6 Cashmere 59, Kalama 23 King’s 38, Okanogan 32

*White Swan 9 *Kittitas 5 Riverside Chr. 1 *Playoff Qualifier

Mar. 7 Lynden Christian 31, Cashmere 26 Okanogan 57, Mabton 53 (loser out)

CWB Regional/State Scores

Mar. 8 Cashmere 47, Blaine 35 (winner 3rd place / loser 5th) Okanogan 47, Granger 33 (winner 4th place / loser 6th)

CENT. WA LEAGUE NO. DIV. (2B) League W

*Oroville 10 * Lk Roosevelt 8 *Bridgeport 4 Manson 3 Liberty Bell 1 *Playoff Qualifier

Overall W

L

1 3 7 8 10

15 11 7 5 2

L

8 10 14 14 18

League W

Overall W

L

0 4 8

18 7 3

L

4 14 16

Feb. 28 (Regionals) DeSales 50, Oroville 32 (loser out) St. George’s 51, White Swan 48 (loser out)

SCHEDULES MAR. 13-22

BB = Baseball; SB=Softball; TEN=Tennis; BSC= Boys Soccer; TR=Track & Field; GLF=Golf Saturday, Mar. 15 BSC - Tonasket at Oroville, 11 am

Tuesday, Mar. 18 BSC - Manson at Tonasket, 4:30 pm TEN - Cascade at Tonasket, 4:30 pm TEN - Liberty Bell at Oroville, 4:00 pm Thursday, Mar. 20 BB - Tonasket at Oroville, 4 pm (1) TEN - Tonasket at Oroville, 4 pm BSC - Oroville at Moses Lake “C”, 5 pm Saturday, Mar. 22 BB - Tonasket at Bridgeport, 11 am (2) BB - Oroville at Soap Lake, 11 am (2) SB - Bridgeport at Tonasket, 11 am (2) SB - Oroville at Soap Lake, 11 am (2) BSC - Tonasket at Quincy, 11 am TEN - Tonasket at Quincy, 11 am TEN - Oroville vs White Swan (at Eastmont JH), 11 am TR - Tonasket & Oroville at Ray Cross Invite (Ephrata), 11 am Watch for the Gazette-Tribune’s Spring Sports Special Section in our March 20 issue!


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SPORTS Girls Basketball - CWL North Champions, District Runnerup, Hardwood Classic State Qualifier Wrestling - Jordan Smith 3rd at State; Lukas Mieirs, Taylor Robinson, Eddie Ocampo State Qualifiers

Oroville and Tonasket

Oroville Girls Basketball: first-ever Central Washington 2B League title; first-ever 2nd place district finish; first team to reach 15 wins; first-ever appearance in Hardwood Classic regional round of 16

Oroville’s Lukas Mieirs - State 1B/2B Wrestling Qualifier

Tonasket’s Vance Frazier - State 1A Wrestling Qualifier

Oroville’s Taylor Robinson - State 1B/2B Wrestling Qualifier

Oroville’s Eddie Ocampo - State 1B/2B Wrestling Qualifier

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SPORTS

Post-season and Honors

Tonasket’s Jorge Juarez - 2nd place at State 1A Wrestling Finals

Wrestling - Jorge Juarez 2nd at State; John Rawley 3rd at State; Collin Aitcheson 6th at State; Vance Frazier State Qualifier.

Oroville’s Jordan Smith - 3rd place at State 1B/2B Wrestling Finals

Oroville’s Lily Hilderbrand - CWL North Division MVP (2nd consecutive season) Brent Baker/staff photos

Tonasket’s John Rawley - 3rd place at State 1A Wrestling Finals

Tonasket’s Collin Aitcheson - 6th Place at State 1A Wrestling Finals; Caribou Trail League Wrestler of the Year

Tonasket wrestlers win home Apple Pie Tournament for 2nd straight year

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Cops & Courts Compiled by Zachary Van Brunt

Superior Court Criminal

Bernard Alex Dick Jr., 25, Okanogan, pleaded guilty Feb. 25 to two counts of distribution of a controlled substance (heroin). Dick was sentenced to 20 months in prison and fined $3,330.50 for the Oct. 2, 2013 crimes. In a separate case, Dick also pleaded guilty Feb. 25 to second-degree theft and first-degree trafficking in stolen property. He was sentenced to 12.75 months in prison to run concurrent with the above sentence, and fined $1,110.50. Those crimes occurred Jan. 6. A restitution hearing was scheduled for April 14. Ryan Eugene Bass, 33, Tonasket, pleaded guilty Feb. 25 four counts of residential burglary, second-degree burglary, three counts of theft of a motor vehicle, theft on a firearm, second-degree trafficking in stolen property and attempted theft on a motor vehicle. He was sentenced to 44.75 months in prison and fined $1,110.50 for the Nov. 30, 2012 crimes. In a separate case, Bass pleaded guilty Feb. 25 to seconddegree TMVWOP, second-degree theft, second-degree malicious mischief, first-degree theft and first-degree trafficking in stolen property. Bass was sentenced to 36.75 months in prison to run concurrent with the above sentence, and fined $1,110.50. Those crimes occurred Oct. 7, 2012. Restitution hearings for both cases were set for April 14. Falina Dawn Storm, 27, Omak, pleaded guilty March 3 to residential burglary and fourthdegree assault. Storm was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 184 days suspended, and fined $1,110.50 for the May 4, 2013 crimes. A restitution hearing was scheduled for June 16. Isidro Ramos-Rodriguez, 52, Tonasket, pleaded guilty March 4 to two counts of first-degree child molestation. Ramos-Rodriguez was sentenced to six months in jail and up to five years in an outpatient sex-offender treatment program. He had an additional first-degree child molestation charge dismissed. Ramos-Rodriguez was fined $1,110.50 for the crimes that occurred between June and July of 2012. Roberto Esteve Salazar, 20, of Tonasket, pleaded guilty Jan. 28 to two counts of second-degree rape of a child. A third count of the same charge was dismissed. Salazar was sentenced March 4 to 12 months in prison and up to five years in an outpatient sexoffender treatment program. He was fined $1,110.50 for the crimes that occurred between August and September of 2012. The court issued a criminal summons to Nathan L. Cutfinger, 27, St. Ignatius, Mont., to appear for theft of a motor vehicle and POCS (methamphetamine). The crimes allegedly occurred Aug. 5, 2013 near Tonasket. The court found probable cause to charge Gordon Lester Dick Jr., 39, Omak, with POCS (methamphetamine), unlawful possession of a dangerous weapon, making false or misleading statements to a public servant and use of drug paraphernalia. The crimes allegedly occurred Feb. 23. The court found probable cause to charge Bradley Allen Sweat, 24, Omak, with 16 counts of violation of a no-contact order (DV). The crimes allegedly occurred between Feb. 16 and 21 from the Okanogan County Jail. The court found probable cause to charge Leroy Joseph Zacherle Jr, 44, Omak, with five counts of violation of a no-contact order (DV). The crimes allegedly occurred between Feb. 17 and 20 from the Okanogan County Jail. The court found probable cause to charge Christopher Charles Anaya, 23, Oroville, with seconddegree burglary and third-degree theft. The crimes allegedly occurred Feb. 23. The court found probable cause to charge Alicia Jonele Wilson, 19, Omak, with second-degree TMVWOP and POCS (methamphetamine). The crimes allegedly occurred Feb. 14.

Juvenile

A 15-year-old Omak boy pleaded guilty Feb. 19 to second-degree TMVWOP, second-degree DWLS, reckless driving and hit-and-run (unattended property). He was sentenced to 17 days in detention with credit for three days served, and fined $100 for the Feb. 1 crimes. A 17-year-old Tonasket girl pleaded guilty Feb. 26 to second-degree TMVWOP. She was sentenced to seven days in detention and fined $100 for the Sept. 28, 2012 crime. She was also guilty

(deferred disposition revoked) of third-degree theft. She was sentenced to two day s in detention and fined $100 for the Dec. 1, 2012 crime.

District Court

Dylan Thomas James Counts, 19, Okanogan, guilty of seconddegree vehicle prowling. Counts was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 349 days suspended, and fined $808. Cory Lee Craig, 25, Omak, guilty of third-degree theft. Craig was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 334 days suspended and fined $808. Miguel Diaz Hernandez, 41, Tonasket, had two fourth-degree assault charges dismissed. Gordon Lester Dick Jr., 39, Omak, guilty of possession of a legend drug without a prescription, failure to stop and give information and first-degree criminal trespass. Dick was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 354 days suspended and fined $2,024. Cameron Blake Emery, 21, Tonasket, guilty of DUI. Emery was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 361 days suspended and fined $1,936. Amber Rae Erks, 22, Okanogan, had a charge dismissed: operating a motor vehicle without an ignition interlock device. Tyce Jeffrey Farrar, 24, Omak, guilty of reckless driving. Farrar was sentenced to 180 days in jail with 179 days suspended, and fined $1,358. John Douglas Gelvin, 58, Okanogan, guilty on two counts of disorderly conduct. Gelvin was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 85 days suspended, and fined $608. He also had a charge dismissed: interfering with reporting (DV). Shavonna Lee Gorr, 23, Omak, guilty of third-degree DWLS. Gorr was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 89 days suspended, and fined $408. Shelby L. Gorr, 20, Omak, guilty of third-degree theft and guilty (deferred prosecution revoked) of hit-and-run (attended property). Gorr was sentenced to 180 days in jail and fined $1,576. Anthony Abraham Grand Louis, 43, Omak, guilty of obstruction. Grand Louis was sentenced to 180 days in jail with 168 days suspended, and fined $808. He also had a disorderly conduct charge dismissed. Martin Ray Hoffman, 48, Oroville, guilty of fourth-degree assault and violation of a no-contact order. Hoffman was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 355 days suspended, and fined $1,901. Pedro Jacuinde-Nambo, 46, Oroville, guilty of DUI. Jacuinde-Nambo was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 334 days suspended, and fined $1,936. Julia Maria Johns, 36, Omak, had a third-degree DWLS charge dismissed.

911 Calls and Jail Bookings Monday, March 3, 2014 Domestic dispute on Hwy. 97 near Oroville. DUI on Omak-Riverside Eastside Rd. near Omak. Trespassing on Balmes Rd. near Oroville. Vehicle prowl on N. Fourth Ave. in Okanogan. Trespassing on Tamarack Rd. near Tonasket. Threats on Hagood Cutoff Rd. near Tonasket. Trespassing on No Name Rd. near Tonasket. DWLS on W. First Ave. in Omak. Warrant arrest on N. Ash St. in Omak. Theft on W. Jonathan St. in Tonasket. Malicious mischief on S. Western St. in Tonasket. Telephone wires reported cut. Shane Duane Bercier, 27, booked for DUI and third-degree DWLS. Charles Lee Desautel Jr., 26, booked for DUI and third-degree DWLS. Timothy Robert Williams, 19, court commitment for POCS. Anthony Purtell, no middle name listed, 51, court commitment for first-degree negligent driving. Joshua Curtis Carpenter, 23, booked for second-degree DWLS. Tuesday, March 4, 2014 Burglary on S. Second Ave. in Okanogan. Warrant arrest on Bentham Rd. near Omak. Disorderly conduct on Glenwood Ave. in Riverside. Violation of no-contact order on S. Second Ave. in Okanogan. Burglary on Weatherstone Rd. near Omak. Sex offense on S. Fifth Ave. in Okanogan. Public intoxication on N. Second Ave. in Okanogan. Drugs on E. Grape Ave. in Omak. Public intoxication on S. Main St. in Omak. Robbery on S. Ash St. in Omak. Violation of no-contact order on W. First Ave. in Omak. Assault on N. Main St. in Omak. Harassment on Kernan Rd. near

Obituary Laura Lee McDaniel Laura Lee McDaniel was born September 26, 1923, to J. Archie and Willa (Barmore) McDaniel in Tonasket, Washington. She died March 4, 2014, in Kirkland, Washington, at the age of 90. Laura Lee graduated from Tonasket High School and attended business college in Spokane. She worked in offices in the Okanogan Valley,

Spokane, and Seattle, her last job being with the University of Washington. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Stanton. She is survived by two sisters, Metha Petty of Kirkland, and Rosalie Lorz of Oroville, one brother, Leland McDaniel of Wenatchee, and numerous nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held at the Tonasket Cemetery at a later date.

Oroville. Fraud on Appleway St. in Oroville. Aiko Dawn Mariscal, 26, Department of Corrections detainer. Matthew Aaron Velasquez, 26, Department of Corrections detainer. Lynn Michelle Stanley, 44, Department of Corrections detainer. Ryan William A. Louie, 30, booked on a Department of Corrections secretary’s warrant. Alyssa Ann Descotaux, 20, booked for POCS (methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia. Gary Ray Raub, 25, booked for communication with a minor for immoral purposes. Kyle Allen Snyder, 23, booked for second-degree burglary, second-degree theft, first-degree malicious mischief and bond revocations for POCS with intent to deliver and POCS. Snyder was also booked March 8 for additional charges of second-degree burglary, seconddegree theft and second-degree malicious mischief. Wednesday, March 5, 2014 One-vehicle crash on Hwy. 20 near Okanogan. Vehicle reported in ditch. Theft on Weber Rd. near Tonasket. Firewood reported missing. Hit-and-run vehicle crash on Rodeo Trail Rd. near Okanogan. Failure to register as a sex offender on Hwy. 7 near Oroville. Harassment on Hagood Cutoff Rd. near Tonasket. Disorderly conduct on Pine St. in Okanogan. DWLS on Koala Dr. in Omak. Harassment on N. Juniper St. in Omak. Public intoxication on N. Juniper St. in Omak. Public intoxication on N. Main St. in Omak. Assault on Country Vue Rd. near Omak. Hit-and-run vehicle crash on S. Main St. in Omak. Destiny Delores Dill, 42, Department of Corrections detainer. Fernando Garcia-Gomez, 23, Department of Corrections detainer. Vincent Wade Birdtail, 19, booked on an Omak Police Department FTA warrant for MIP/C. Eric Byron Russell, 49, booked for failure to register as a sex offender. Jennifer Deann Nieshe, 33, court commitment for third-degree theft. Eduardo Pamatz-Pamatz, 20, booked for second-degree DWLS. Thursday, March 6, 2014 Vehicle prowl on Rogers Ave. in Okanogan. Stereo reported missing. Vehicle prowl on S. Fifth Ave. in Okanogan. Assault on N. Third Ave. in Okanogan. Vehicle prowl on N. Third Ave. in Okanogan. Weapons offense on Oakes Dr. near Tonasket. Burglary on E. Dewberry Ave. in Omak. Harassment on Omache Dr. in Omak. Drugs on S. Cedar St. in Omak. Fraud on N. Ash St. in Omak. Theft on Engh Rd. in Omak. Domestic dispute on S. Tonasket Ave. in Tonasket. Theft on W. Jonathan St. in Tonasket. Stefan James Pfeiffer-Weller, 25, booked on two OCSO FTA warrants: reckless driving and fourth-degree assault. Kevin James Smith, 27, booked on an OCSO warrant for thirddegree malicious mischief (DV), FTA for assault in violation of a no-contact order (DV), and FTA for failure to register as a sex offender. Henry John George III, 27, booked on an Omak Police Department FTA warrant for fourth-degree assault (DV). Douglas Glen Johnson, 47, booked for first-degree assault (DV) and felony harassment (DV). David Ray Best, 55, court commitment for DUI. Daniel Allen Hershaw, 48, booked for first-degree trafficking in stolen property. Benito Rojas Reyes, 33, booked for four counts of first-degree rape of a child and a USBP detainer. Friday, March 7, 2014 DWLS on N. Third Ave. in Okanogan. DWLS on Hwy. 97 near Oroville. DWLS on N. Second Ave. in Okanogan. DWLS on Crumbacher Rd. near Tonasket. Public intoxication on N. Main St. in Omak. Violation of no-contact order on W. Third Ave. in Omak. Malicious mischief on Engh Rd. in Omak. Theft on Ironwood St. in Oroville. Theft on S. Antwine Ave. in Tonasket. Barry J. Collins, 29, booked on an OCSO FTA warrant for firstdegree DWLS. Clifton Scroggins, no middle name

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listed, 40, booked for POCS (methamphetamine), firstdegree DWLS, resisting arrest and possession of a dangerous weapon. Angelique Michelle Parker, 41, booked for DUI. Saturday, March 8, 2014 DUI on S. Fourth Ave. in Okanogan. DWLS on Hwy. 97 near Oroville. Vehicle prowl on Conconully St. in Okanogan. Harassment on N. Hagood Rd. near Tonasket. Disorderly conduct on N. Fifth Ave. in Okanogan. Assault on S. Elm St. in Omak. Six reports of malicious mischief on Okoma Dr. in Omak. Graffiti reported. Theft on N. Main St. in Omak. Purse reported missing. Burglary at Eastside Park in Omak. Ballfield shed broken into. Juvenile problem at Eastside Park in Omak. Minors harassing rabbits. Automobile theft on S. Douglas St. in Omak. Theft on Engh Rd. in Omak. Trespassing on E. Seventh Ave. in Tonasket. Lucas Justin Blackburn, 37, booked

for POCS with intent to deliver, third-degree DWLS and possession of drug paraphernalia. Amanda Noell Tomatich, 27, booked for POCS with intent to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia and obstruction. Sunday, March 9, 2014 DWLS on N. Third Ave. in Okanogan. Assault on Pine St. in Okanogan. Warrant arrest on Robinson Canyon Rd. near Omak. Warrant arrest on S. Second Ave. in Okanogan. DWLS on N. Second Ave. in Okanogan. Domestic dispute on Sandflat Rd. near Omak. Assault on S. First Ave. in Okanogan. Domestic dispute on Elmway in Okanogan. Harassment on W. Apple Ave. in Omak. Harassment on Jasmine St. in Omak. Found property on Engh Rd. in Omak. Purse recovered. Burglary on Golden St. in Oroville. Marlana Ashley Wells, 23, booked for fourth-degree assault (DV). Stacey Lavon Adrian, 45, booked on an Omak Police Department FTA warrant for DUI.

Jesse Owen Jane, 37, booked for POCS (methamphetamine), firstdegree DWLS, ignition interlock violation and possession of drug paraphernalia. Justin William Nanpuya, 37, booked on a Department of Corrections secretary’s warrant.

Key:

DUI – Driving Under the Influence DWLS/R – Driving While License Suspended/Revoked POCS – 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

Okanogan Valley

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OROVILLE

NEW Hope Bible Fellowship

(Formerly Oroville Community Bible Fellowship)

Service Time: Sun., 10:30 a.m.  Wed., 6:30 p.m. 923 Main St. • ocbf@ymail.com Mark Fast, Pastor www.BrotherOfTheSon.com

Faith Lutheran Church

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

Immaculate Conception Parish

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

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Oroville Ward 33420 Highway 97 509-476-2740 Sunday, 10:00 a.m. Visitors are warmly welcomed

Oroville United Methodist

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

Valley Christian Fellowship

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.

Trinity Episcopal

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.

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Chesaw Community Bible Church

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

MOLSON Community Christian Fellowship

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

RIVERSIDE Riverside Lighthouse - Assembly of God

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

TONASKET Holy Rosary Parish

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

Immanuel Lutheran Church

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

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Crossroads Meeting Place Tonasket Foursquare Church

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

Seventh-Day Adventist

10th & Main, Oroville - 509-476-2552 Bible Study: Sat. 9:30 a.m. • Worship: Sat. 11 a.m. Tony Rivera • 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 office@orovillefmc.org

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. jim.ya@hotmail.com

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

Where pride in craftsmanship still exist today!

Sales Representative Joy Lawson

1-509-476-2279 OUR LOVED ONES LIVE AS LONG AS THEY ARE REMEMBERED

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

Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune, March 13, 2014  

March 13, 2014 edition of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune

Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune, March 13, 2014  

March 13, 2014 edition of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune