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County scoops up recycle bins after yet another poop incident BY BRENT BAKER BBAKER@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM
TONASKET - The recycling bins located near the entrance to Chief Tonasket Park have been heavily used for years for cardboard and aluminum recycling. However, due to someone’s insistence on using the cardboard bin for the disposal of more organic matter, Okanogan County Public Works is removing the bins. That leaves Tonasket without an easy recycling option despite a generally environmentally-conscious community. “I got a phone call from the county works,” said Clerk/Treasurer Alice Attwood at the Tonasket City Council’s Tuesday, March 11 meeting. “They’ve had fecal matter dumped into the cardboard again. It’s happened numerous times and they won’t put up with it any more. It puts all their employees in danger. It has to be cleaned out and the cardboard thrown away. It’s disgusting. “If the council decides they have another better place to put them we can discuss that.” Attwood estimates that it’s the fourth
Repairing a broken-down hospital generator is not small project. When North Valley Hospital’s back-up generator broke down during a load test last winter, it was more than just a minor inconvenience. The failure, termed “catastrophic,” will have to undergo reconstructive surgery in Spokane and was picked up for transport on Friday, March 14. Repairs are expected to take two weeks and will be covered by insurance. Meanwhile a temporary backup generator (the white box on the sidewalk) will continue to fill in for the damaged generator as needed. Meanwhile, the NVH Board of Commissioners voted to accept a grant that commits the hospital to replacing its aging boiler system, a separate project that was started on an emergency basis last year after one of its three boilers failed (see story at right).
such incident in the past two years. Council member Claire Jeffko pointed out that dead animals and live litters of kittens have also been thrown into the cardboard dumpster. “Who does that?” she asked. Mayor Patrick Plumb said he had heard from the department in the past that Tonasket’s recycle bins were among the most-utilized in the county. “It’s really sad that one person can have such an effect on our entire community for recycling,” he said.
POOL UPDATE Karen Stangland updated the council on plans of the pool committee and requested money for postage to send out surveys to what was eventually determined to be the ZIP codes that encompass the Tonasket School District. The council approved up to $1,500 from the pool fund to cover the expense. Stangland also asked City Planner Kurt Danison if might be possible to use locally contracted or volunteer labor for part of the what will likely be a $1-2 mil-
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NVH accepts conditional grant $500k comes with commitment to finish boiler replacement BY BRENT BAKER BBAKER@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM
TONASKET - North Valley Hospital District was awarded a $500,000 grant from the Washington State Department of Commerce last week as part of a $14,000,000 statewide Local Government Energy Efficiency Award package. The $500,000 matched the largest award given to a single entity (a complete list of awardees can be found at http:// www.commerce.wa.gov/Documents/ EE-Solar-Grant-Awardees-List.pdf ). The grant, however, is conditional upon NVH completing the full boiler replace-
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ment project that was proposed last summer when the first of three boilers was replaced on an emergency basis. The project, which originally designed to be completed in three phases, is estimated to cost $2.8 million, including the $537,000 spent in the initial phase completed last fall (which came in under budget). By accepting the grant, the district commits to completing the remainder of the project. There is not a time frame for completion, although the project will be monitored and the hospital must show continuous progress. It also does not preclude NVH from seeking other grant money. The board voted 3-1 at its Thursday, March 13 Board of Commissioners meeting to accept the grant and commit to completing the project. Commissioner Herb Wandler made the motion with
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Trail groups applaud Kinross Gold, donors Echo Bay purchases Whistler Canyon rec property BY GARY A. DEVON MANAGING EDITOR
OROVILLE – The latest newsletter from the Pacific Northwest Trail Association is expressing gratitude to Echo Bay Minerals for the purchase of property near the Whistler Canyon Trailhead which the county was selling. The Okanogan County Commissioners said they wanted to put the property, all but about 3.8 acres for the trailhead, on the market so it would get back on the tax rolls. The sale was cause for concern for the trail
group, as well as others who use the property, especially the Frog Pond Trail, for other recreation, like rock climbing. The PNTA began raising funds last year in an attempt to purchase the property before it was sold for a nonrecreation use. “As most of you who have been following this, are aware the 63.36 acre parcel that includes the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail and the Frog Pond Trail, was purchased by Echo Bay Minerals (Kinross Gold) on Dec. 13. This will ensure protection for the trail corridor, between the county trailhead and BLM property,” writes Jon Knechtel, Director of Trail Operations, PNTA. “I can’t say enough for Kinross Gold in their stepping up to make this land acquisition
possible.” Although the group had a very successful fundraising campaign, they say they missed their total goal by around $3,000 and would not have had money enough to make their dream a reality had it not been for Kinross Gold.” The original $25,000 donated from Kinross in 2008 was returned to them, as well as the $9,011.05 that was donated by the Okanogan Chapter of the Backcountry Horsemen. “For those of you that decided to leave their donations with the PNTA, it’s was decided that those funds will stay in a restricted account earmarked for land acquisitions. Over the coming years there will be other pieces of property that will become available and the PNTA needs
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to Echo Bay Minerals (Kinross Gold).” Located just south of Oroville, the popular Whistler Canyon Trail was originally an Okanogan National Forest Road constructed in the 1940s. About a third of the road was across private land.
Between the 1950s and 1980s the road slowly reverted to use as a trail, according to the PNTA. In the 1990s the part of the road/ trail that was across private land was sold and access was limited. The PNTA identified the trail
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OKANOGAN VALLEY LIFE Showing off their talents for a cause
Several community minded people lent their talents to this year’s ninth annual Oroville Scholarship Foundation and Oroville Music Department Variety Show and Silent Auction. This year there were several performers including Frank Grunert, Adriana Silva, Kaylee Clough, Grace Stiles, Jennifer Cisneros, Jadyn Mieirs, Heidi Gronlund, Nathan Rise, Sarah Stiles, Meladie Young, Michael Oakes, Veronica Knight, Rick Braman, Valerie Hunt, Cliff Berry, Georgie Berry, Sienna Guzman, Gwen Hankins, Mariya Mathis, Lillie Gronlund and Bonnie Roley. The event, which featured a lot of singing and dancing, was directed by Eric Stiles, head of the Oroville Schools Music Department. Liz Grunst accompanied on piano. Ken Neal was the night’s auctioneer for a special live auction during intermission. Submitted photos
TRAIL | FROM A1 as part of the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail and the they, the Okanogan Valley Chapter of the Backcountry Horseman and the Okanogan Trails Coalition, started a project to regain public access to the trail. Several groups went to the county commissioners to purchase the private land for access and in December 2008 the county purchased the property using $405,000 in Title III funds and the U.S. Forest Service was supposed to buy it from the county, but that part of the deal never materialized. “In 2008 the Forest Service told us we’d have to come up with 25 percent of the originally estimated price of $250,000 toward the acquisition and that’s when we began fundraising,” said Knechtel. Eventually about $45,000 was raised, including a $25,000 donation from Kinross and money raised by the PNTA, Okanogan Valley Chapter of the Back Country Horseman and the Okanogan Trails Coalition. The county still owned the property surrounding the trailhead and as no agency had bought it for recreation use the commissioners, all three different than those who were in office when the original purchase was made, decided to sell all but a 10-foot buffer around the trailhead. “Although the BLM (Bureau of Land Management) was saying they were still going through with acquisition, they said the
county needed to do an analysis on the former agriculture land for arsenic. That’s about when Commissioner Detro said they were through dealing with the BLM and decided to sell the land outside the trailhead,” Knechtel said. “This was of particular concern due to the popularity of the Frog Pond area and fears that Tollefson Construction’s gravel quary, which was just about exhausted, might be expanded to within ten feet of the trailhead,” Knechtel said by phone last Monday. He said there was a meeting of the various groups involved and it was decided to try and purchase the “scrub lands,” but not the agricultural lands. “We made some calls and that’s when the money started to come in. There was $34,000 in the Back Country Horseman account and then we raised another $11,000. We met with Kinross and said we were still shy of what we needed,” said Knechtel. Knechtel said Echo Bay Minerals, a division of Kinross Gold, went out of their way to help. Kinross’ Dennis McHarness, with lands acquisitions, went to the county auction and placed a bid for the property of $750 an acre which was accepted. “The property will remain with Kinross as mitigation for mining and in probably three to five years they will donate it
trail was damaged by a severe rainstorm in 2011 and the state Department of Natural Resources did not have enough funds to make the repairs, according to Knechtel, so the task fell to the PNTA as part of their Adopt A Trail program (see Knechtel letter on page 5 of this week’s Gazette-Tribune). The Whistler Canyon Trail provides recreation for hikers, hunters, horseback riders, mountain bikers, rock climbers and wildlife viewers. The trailhead is also the only direct Highway 97 access to the U.S. Forest north of Wenatchee, according to the PNTA. They also say that more than 3,500 people used trails in Whistler Canyon in the summer. The property surrounding the trailhead serves as habitat for many animals, including deer, California Bighorn Sheep, bear and wild turkeys, grouse, quail and many other bird species. Gary DeVon/staff photo
Whistler Canyon Trailhead south of Oroville, the trail meanders up the hill in the background. Whistler Canyon seems very compatible with the Okanogan Trails Scenic Byway that follows Hwy. 97 from Pateros to Oroville. to the PNT or Fish and Wildlife or some other agency with the understanding that it will continue to be used for public recreation,” said Knechtel. Early on Kinross also donat-
ed an additional $10,000 that the Back Country Horsemen to put toward benches and other improvements for the trail that was not included in the groups’ fundraising for land acquisition,
according to Knechtel. And, Kinross has also donated more than $10,000 toward cleaning up part of the Pacific Northwest Scenic Trail that goes through the Loomis State Forest. The
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SCHOOLS PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT
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This year’s Oroville FFA Trap Shooting group is practicing at the Oroville Gun Club every Sunday to get their score up . This year’s squad will be competing at state in Wenatchee, according to FFA Advisor Walter Arnold, OHS Vo-Ag teacher.
Tonasket’s Math is Cool team celebrates its third place regional finish in Wenatchee. The fifth graders are alternates for state competition next month.
Tonasket math stars nab 3rd place regional finish By Brent Baker firstname.lastname@example.org
TONASKET - Math proved to be pretty cool for Tonasket Elementary School’s inaugural teams last year. It was even cooler for 20 TES fifth graders this time around as they earned a third place finish in Math is Cool regional competition at Wenatchee two weeks ago, topping last year’s fifth grade finish of fifth place, and their own fourth place finish as fourth graders last year. Bo Silverthorn topped Tonasket’s individual finishes by taking fourth place to earn a spot in the state finals. Osborn of Leavenworth and Methow Valley took the top two regional spots out of 10 teams and will go to state competition as teams. Tonasket is the second alternate and could go depending on other results throughout the state. Kari Alexander took over as the team’s head coach after Jeremy Clark’s duties as principal kept him from being able to put the time into practice that he did a year ago in the program’s first year. She noted that the team’s early success has come despite competing against schools that have had Math is Cool programs established for years and were able to organize a lot more formal practice sessions than had Tonasket. “When the kids are testing, the teachers are grading and talking with other teachers,” she said. “So they are asking how we prepared; a lot of them were practicing every week since fall. We’d been able to practice six times. You start to question whether you did it the right way or not. But I guess that we still did pretty well.” Alexander and Clark also credited the teachers for incorporating some of the Math is Cool skills into their math classes. “We only practiced it six times but they’d been doing some of it through the year,” Alexander said. “It was nice to travel with the confidence that the kids knew what to expect this time around,” Clark said. “There wasn’t that anxiety. They went out and got it done, too. I couldn’t have been happier. It was neat to see. “I think it speaks to the classroom teachers as well, the work they’re doing with their kids.” Bo Silverthorn said that his fourth place finish came as a bit of surprise, even though his goal was to improve on last year’s seventh place finish. He was one of four team members made available for an interview about the competition last week. “My goal was to do better in my individual test,” he said. “I trusted the team to do better as a group but I just wanted to do better than seventh last year. When they called my name for fourth, I was thinking I wouldn’t get picked. I hadn’t heard my name yet (as the top 10 were being counted down) so I was like, ‘Dang it!’ and kind of relaxed. I didn’t think for awhile that I even was in the top 10.” The competition was broken
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TONASKET - Hee- Haw! Donkey Basketball is coming to the Tonasket High School Gym. Roys Pharmacy has reported to be running low on liniment and pain killers as hearty, school employees, community members, fire department and high school students prepare to ride real live donkeys in the upcoming Donkey Basketball game. The event will be sponsored by Tonasket High School ASB. The game will be held at the Gym on Wednesday, March 26 at 6:00 p.m. Participating teams in the Donkey Basketball Game will be two Tonasket student teams,
Tonasket Fire Department and a combined community/district staff team. All team players have been training. District employees Chad Portwood has been running miles in preparation, Jeremy Clark has been warming up his colts and practicing his falls and rolls, Kevin Terris has been hitting the tennis practices working on his back hands, Dan Vassar has been working on his slides, Mike Larson just came back from state hoops and has the winning strategy game plan figured out, Aaron Alberts has been pumping weights in prep for this game, Mr. Paul Turner has been working on his duck and dives, and community members are all pumped and ready for the game. All team players have
been training extensively for this monumental event. Team coaches want to be ready, physically and mentally. Rumor has it that teams have had professional rodeo bronc riders come in to give a few tips to team players. Donkey Sports of Entiat, will be providing the donkeys and the officials. Donkey Sports officials will be strictly enforcing the rules against players abusing the donkeys in any way. There is nothing to stop the donkeys from abusing their riders. There is still time to purchase your advance tickets contact Deb Michels in the Tonasket High School office, Hair Designs, or Shannon’s Cafe Cost goes up $1 at the door.
Bo Silverthorn took fourth as an individual in the fifth grade Math is Cool regional competition and earned himself a spot in the state finals in Seattle. into five sections, including a team test (30 percent of the scoring), multiple-choice test (20 percent), “Mental Math” (25 percent), relay-style test (15 percent), and College Bowl (much like Knowledge Bowl - 10 percent). Each carried its own set of challenges. For example, the multiple choice test not only included scoring points for the team by picking the right answer; it also deducted points for making the wrong choice. “Mental Math was hard,” said Katy Thornton. “You write down the answer on a piece of paper, but there can’t erase marks, scratchovers, or anything like that or it doesn’t count. You get 35 seconds for each question and all you can write is the answer you work out in your head.” The relay involved four-member teams, where the first person would answer a math question; the second person would check the first person’s work and use their answer to complete the second stage of the question; the third person checked the second-person’s work and used their answer as well, and so on. One slip-up among all four would likely mean the wrong answer coming out at the end of the relay. “You could have three people do the work right and still get the whole answer wrong,” Colin Silverthorn said. “You could only check the work of the person before you. And then the fourth question is the hardest one, but if the first three questions aren’t done right you miss the whole thing.” “If you knew the answer to the problem the person in front of you was working on you could tap your pencil so they knew you could save some time,” Lane Bolich said. “You could change their answer if it was wrong before you started your part of it.” The kids themselves said they enjoyed a lot of things about the competition, from the bus ride down to the awards ceremony to seeing a larger school.
“The awards ceremony was probably the most exhilarating part for all of us,” Bo Silverthorn said. “At first I was intimidated by the other schools. They were a lot bigger than us and a lot of kids have been doing it a lot longer than us. But we did pretty good.” “They had really old computers for how big the school is,” Colin Silverthorn said. “I thought it would be fancier. We have better stuff in little Tonasket than in Wenatchee. I thought that was weird.” “We’re competitive individuals too, so it feels pretty good,” Clark said. “People talked a lot about how many weeks they’d worked on getting ready, and we only had our six nights. So to do well against schools like that is pretty satisfying.”
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TONASKET - Once more, the Tonasket Food Bank may have to find a new home. Its Board of Directors are faced with a choice of finding another location or purchasing the building they currently use, the former Sarge’s Burger Bunker near the north end of town. That building, a donated space, is facing contract obligations which could result in the need to find yet another building for the Food Bank if the purchase can’t be made. The Board has been presented a generous offer and before June must decide if purchase is a viable option. The Board is currently looking into possible grants and financing options to acquire the building. The current location has fulfilled the needs of the volunteer organization better than any previous location. Other possible locations in Tonasket are limited. Most rent and purchase costs are beyond the Food Bank’s ability to
fund. Either choice will require a financial investment. The current Food Bank site provides ample parking, a walkin cooler and freezer, dry storage space and room to service clients in one place, which in previous locations hasn’t always been the case. The generous support of the Tonasket community has kept the Tonasket Food Bank and its services available for four decades. For example, the Annual Food Bank Report revealed the following facts: • Volunteers working at the Food Bank this last year were credited with 3,263 hours and a total of 7,392 travel miles. • Food and dry goods, a total of 18,575 pounds, were donated by local grocery stores, farmers, food drives and individuals. • Donated food represents only 15 percent of the food distributed by the Food Bank. The other 85 percent comes from county, state and federal resources. • The Food Bank also received $17,376 in cash donations from local businesses, individuals, organizations and churches.
Using in-kind values furnished by the State of Washington for labor, donated food and travel, the community donations including cash totaled $84,650 for 2013. The Tonasket Food Bank serves 140-180 households each week. In 2013 the Food Bank served 7,420 family households or 21,000 individuals. Children made up 34 percent of those served; 27 percent were seniors citizens and 39 percent were disabled and low income adults. The Tonasket Food Bank Board of Directors would like to thank all those who have supported this truly remarkable community effort. They are also asking the community for help with suggestions as they consider the best way to continue to serve the community. If you would like to help in this effort please contact Debbie Roberts at (509) 486-2192 or Dianna Weddle at (509) 4861219. Donations for the Food Bank Purchase Project Fund can be sent to Tonasket Food Bank, 59 Longanecker Road, Tonasket, 98855.
BOILER | FROM A1 Dick Larson seconding; Teresa Hughes voted against the motion. With Commissioner Clarice Nelson absent, board chair Helen Casey cast the third “aye” to assure the majority. “We can apply for other funding,” said Chief Financial Officer Helen Verhasselt. “If we get other grants... it wouldn’t work against us in this. This is a state grant, not a federal grant, which have a lot of loopholes.... “When Kelly and I talked to someone from the Department of Commerce, they said we could break the project into smaller pieces as long as we were continually moving forward.” Chief Information Officer Kelly Cariker addressed how the project could move forward. “The strategic plan for this year: we are laser focused on the CT scan room which is appropriate because that’s revenue generating and past its usable life,,” he said. “I talked with McKinstry (which did the Phase 1 work) about breaking the (next) phases down as small as possible. That will give us a chance, if we so choose to receive that money, to get the warrants down and proceed as we can pay for the project in the future.” Cariker said that McKinstry originally helped the hospital by alerting them to the availability of the energy grant, and that he had a lot of questions about the project answered during the grant application process. “McKinstry has their own department that looks for grants,” he said. “They were the ones that gave us the heads up on this. They lined a lot of the things up for us and are constantly looking for more.” Hughes asked about the bidding process for the project. “We went through a bid process where we evaluated different companies,” Cariker said. “McKinstry was awarded the bid with the state to be our energy services provider. The (State) Department of Enterprise Services oversees everything McKinstry does. All
of their invoices flow through the Washington Rural Health Care state. They ensure everything is Collaboration - including speakdone in the proper order, so that ing at length with Board Chair gets us off of all of the require- Renee Jensen, who is CEO at ments to go out for bid for (sepa- Summit Pacific Medical Center in Elma. rate) projects.” The WWRHCC, Michel wrote: “It doesn’t matter if you change • shares salary expenses for the the scope of the project?” Hughes collaborative’s executive director asked. “It has to be approved by and other collaborative expenses; • participates in joint grant the Department of Enterprise Services at the state,” he said. applications; • arranged joint contracting “We’ve already submitted that stuff in to see if it was OK... we with payers; • shares costs for training; had a bunch of pre-questions, • is working on the possibility and we asked those back then.... “What the Department of of a common reference lab for the Enterprise Services does is pro- 19 hospitals in the group; • is beginning a quality benchvide us a project manager... they come to all the meetings and do marking project. Michel said this was being walk-throughs with everybody. (They) make sure everything is done in lieu of affiliating with done correctly, as well as auditing larger facilities. “I specifically asked if they had all of the invoices to make sure we get the best bang for the buck joined, shifted or designated any community services to another possible.” facility,” Michel wrote. “They Hospital collaboration Hospital administrators from responded that each hospital is throughout Okanogan County still independent; they just colwere left with at least as many laborate on issues of expense, questions as answers after being communications and reimbursecalled to a meeting with the coun- ment that benefits each of them in their own communities. ty commissioners in February. “I feel that in North Central At that meeting, local administrators were encouraged to col- Washington we can do this laborate in a manner similar to through the North Central what has been done by a number Washington Hospital Council of rural hospitals located mostly CEO group. (They) meet quaron the west side of the state, terly and include North Valley, though details were sketchy on Mid Valley, Leavenworth, Three Rivers, Republic and what exactly that meant. NVH Administrator Linda Confluence.” The NVH Board Michel saidnot in her written report Why start a new holiday tradition? Make this the of Commissioners meets on that she hadof done further time year that research you help save for a child’snext college on that collaborative - Western Thursday, March 27.
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Founders Day The council also approved the use of much of the city’s public grounds for Founders Day celebrations over the first weekend in June (beginning May 31). Julie Alley, on behalf of the Tonasket Chamber of Commerce, pointed out that there will be a number of changes this year, thanks mainly to the second day of the rodeo now being held midday Saturday after the parade, instead of in the evening. “With the rodeo in the afternoon, the Comancheros asked the Chamber and various groups to support them and the city by having something in the evening after the rodeo,” Alley said. “So we’re looking at having a street dance on Third Street. “This year we’d work with the Kuhler and hopefully extend their beer garden and bring in some bands. Also using the
Kuhler, Eagles parking lot if they’re involved, and Lee Franks’ parking lot for carnival type things in the evening. There’s also talk of something involving art at the Triangle Park. It’s a nice collaboration with the Community Cultural Center, Comancheros, and Chamber; the Lions have been involved as well.”
Mayor summoned by county commissioners
Plumb and available members of the council will be attending a session with the Okanogan County Commissioners on Monday, March 24, at 4 p.m. Plumb requested a session with the commissioners to discuss a number of issues, many of which have cause tensions between the city and the county of late. Plumb wrote to the commissioners, asking to discuss a host of items including (but not limited to) the Heavy Haul Corridor controversy and issues surrounding the airport.
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The Tonasket Booster Club held its annual fundraising dinner and auction Saturday, March 15, at The Kuhler Bar and Grill and brought in more than $5,000 (minus expenses). Of the 60 tickets available for dinner, 57 were sold; 28 desserts were presented for the live auction and there were a number of other items donated for a silent auction. Above, Shannon Stevens (left) and Linda Alberts show off a quilt created by Terry Mills using historic Tonasket High School t-shirt designs dating back several decades. That unique item sold for $700.
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Trails part of the economic pie
Although some might not see their value, Okanogan County’s system of trails has become important to our communities in many ways. Perhaps most importantly the trails offer a good way to keep ourselves healthy through hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. Even though some of us might not able to run in a marathon any more (or ever), having a variety of trails offers great exercise opportunities for amateur and hardcore hikers alike and a way to enjoy the outdoors in what my dad would call “God’s country.” The trails are also an opportunity for business, especially up here in the north county. They attract tourists and give visitors something they can’t find everywhere – a great place to get outdoors and enjoy nature. Those people in turn spend money in our stores, stay in our campgrounds, resorts and motels and improve the local economy. The trails are also a good way to attract people to come live in our communities, people like doctors or someone who might want to start a new business. Along with good schools, medical facilities and friendly Out of neighborhoods, things like outdoor recreation My Mind opportunities attract good people. This is a formula they discovered in the Gary A. DeVon Methow many years ago and they have an excellent system of trails. It seemed like the rest of the county was just starting to catch up, when our new batch of county commissioners appeared to not have the same vision as their predecessors. Extra land surrounding things like Whistler Canyon Trailhead became an economic liability, not a positive. They decided it should be sold leaving only a ten foot buffer. This was not very far sighted – yes those few acres were not going to collect property tax, but they are part of a bigger picture. People had discovered recreational opportunities in those acres and for the reasons already given, they generate money that makes its way into the county coffers through sales tax. It’s all part of a big economic ecosystem. Now it sounds like they don’t want to develop the Similkameen River Trailhead that was deeded to the county by the city of Oroville. There is still grant money that was set aside to finish the trailhead with a shelter, restrooms and improved parking. Hopefully the commissioners will see the benefit of continuing with Oroville as their partner in finishing the work on the trailhead, even if future maintenance of the facility is left to the city. While tourism may not be the number one economic driver in the county, it has always served as a back up to other industries when times are bad. We still rely on things like agriculture, but no matter how much we might want to hang on to times past, things change – apples, cattle and logging are not what they were even though they remain big pieces of the county’s economic pie. It is farsighted to want to develop the other pieces like tourism. Kinross Gold, through their Echo Bay Minerals, was farsighted in purchasing the land around the Whistler Canyon Trailhead. It shows they are trying to be a good neighbor, while mitigating for their mining projects. They, along with groups like the local chapter of Back Country Horsemen, the Pacific National Trail Association, the Okanogan Trails Coalition and others that volunteer their time and money to our local trails are to be applauded. Let’s hope the county commissioners can recapture some of the vision of their predecessors when it comes to the county’s trail system. If not, at the very least let’s hope they will not put any further obstacles in the path that leads to further economic benefit through outdoor recreation.
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Kinross Gold gives back to the community Dear Editor, In 2011, during the horrific rain storms that hit western Okanogan County, we lost a section of the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail in the Loomis State Forest. The WADNR didn’t have the funds to do the repairs to this segment of the Trail, and because we have an Adopt-A-Trail Agreement with them for that stretch of trail, it was left to the PNTA to come with the funding. Early this year I submitted a funding request, which Trygve Culp and I put together, to Kinross for two weeks of crew time to do the repairs! This week I received a check from Kinross for $10,400 which will enable us to put our local SKY Crew in the Loomis to perform the much needed repairs. Packing support for this project will come from the Okanogan Valley Chapter of the BCHW and for this I extend our gratitude, as well. Kinross has been a godsend for recreation over the years in North Central Washington, and the PNTA, as well as recreationalists in general owe them considerable thanks. Sincerely, Jon Knechtel - PNTA Director of Trail Operations
ACA addressing healthcare injustice Dear Editor, “With liberty and justice for all.” Those words should not ring hollow. For us to have justice in our society requires us to identify injustice when we see it and to do something about it. We saw this in the 1960’s when black
Americans were finally guaranteed the right to vote. Over the past 40 years we have seen tens of millions of Americans slowly cut out of access to affordable healthcare, not out of malice as in the case of voting rights, but simply through neglect. Healthcare, once available to everyone, priced itself out of the reach of an increasing number of Americans. The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) attempts to address this injustice. Rob Thompson Tonasket
State’s divided on topic of K-12 education Dear Gary, I saw your editorial in the paper last week, and the obituary of Dr Neff. I imagine he went through many funding hurdles in Oroville 40 years ago and the budgeting issues continue today. Of course Olympia sees the value of funding State higher education which promotes jobs, effects a voting population, and is the source of State Pride. K - 12 funding is not. I’d like to point my finger at the politicians but the State’s population is divided on this topic. Whether it’s due to the struggling for resources in larger cities that have multiple public schools or the rural concerns about curriculum, charter programs, religious values or the age old dilemma of local control vs state standards. So, voters have picked their representatives with no middle ground. I’m surprised that we can keep trained teachers working in this systems, with years of promises that aren’t reached due to budget issues. Other industries won’t take contacts
Franken-law OPINION BY WILLIAM SLUSHER
To date, at least, there is no credible, legitimate, apolitical, objective, scientific evidence to support the notion that GMO (genetically modified organism) foods are any more harmful to consumers than any other foods. None. Zip. Nada. So saith the Center For Disease Control, the American Medical Association, the major ag newspaper Capital Press, and many other credentialed authorities waaaaay Bill Slusher too numerous to list here. Yet I get roundly castigated on Facebook by a whole subculture of folk who are furious with me because I won’t join them in a conspiracy theory they are utterly devoted to that GMO’s are “Frankenfoods!” and ag chemical giant Monsanto (which makes GMOs) is out to “destroy the American farmer!” and “take over the world food supply!” Mmm-hm. No, really. We’ve not seen this kind of paranoid hysteria since the “communist” fluoride conspiracy of the sixties that was to have killed us off by poisoning our toothpastes. Without much success, I try to tell these folk that there is a far greater and more imminent threat to the great American farmer that is as real as taxes and death, which legitimately deserves their concern and everyone else’s. Hot goods. Assuming, generously, that I have any teen-age boys in my throngs of adoring readers, let me quickly say this has nothing to do with that cheerleader. For those who suspect the term means stolen merchandise, you’re warmer, but it’s not what you think. Hot goods is a ‘Franken-law’ that allows the US Labor Department (USLD) to arbitrarily extort American farmers right out of
business without any resemblance of due process. Do I have your attention? Two years ago three Oregon blueberry farmers were accused by USLD of failing to pay mandated minimum wage to their farm workers. The issue of whether they did or not, let alone whether any government has any right to dictate the wages free American businesspersons choose to pay in a supposedly “free” market, are not at issue here. The issue became that USLD not only subjectively and selectively accused these farmers of wage violations, but they impounded-in-place the entirety of the three farmers’ annual blueberry crops on their way to markets, calling them “hot goods.” USLD refused to allow the crops to move forward in the short harvest-to-market season unless all three farmers signed away all their rights to the due process of their day in court and abjectly confessed to the accusations, which ‘crimes’ the farmers denied committing. Sign here on this confession pronto, clod-kickers, the USLD enforcers effectively said, or we’ll let your whole annual crop rot where it sits. How does that grab you? The farmers were thus faced with immediate compliance or effective bankruptcy, so they signed under protest and moved their now presumably cool goods to market, having paid USLD a $240,000 fine for alleged back pay and penalties. The ‘confession’ also included a statement that the farmers would not later contest this blatant unilateral extortion by USLD. Two farmers evidently had their fingers crossed behind their backs, and a year later they sued on the grounds of having been denied due process. At least, they pleaded, we should have been allowed to market our crops in a timely manner and place our crop revenues in escrow until we were allowed our day in court with legal representation to make our case for innocence. If found guilty,
with the State unless they get funding and condition guaranteed without being challenged by the next administration. But that’ll never happen in my lifetime with education, it’s alway easy to short change it and promote a new funding program for the kids, then divert that revenue into the general fund and come back with a new twist. It seems that the minimum is only place to find agreement, the 3R’s, a roof over their heads and transport to and from the building. And anything beyond that is for the locals to decide and pay for out of pocket. So, areas with poor economic growth will suffer. I’ll get off my soap box now. John Alfano Oroville
Holding himself accountable Dear Editor, My name is Joe Napoli, the brother of Mark Napoli who you wrote about in your paper, as it relates to updates on a May, 2013 incident. I just wanted you and your paper to know that his family loves him dearly, unconditionally and we all know how very sorry he is for what transpired. He is holding himself accountable for his actions. I know it’s your job to print such actions of law breaking, however I am praying you can find it in your heart to understand that people do make mistakes and it’s the people who hold themselves accountable that shine in the end. I believe my brother will shine very soon. God Bless you, Joe Napoli Foothill Ranch, California
we would then pay the fine and back wages. If found innocent, then we won’t have had our crops effectively stolen and destroyed by USLD without cause. Sound reasonable for all parties? That’s what US Magistrate Judge Thomas Coffin thought as he ruled for the farmers. But, as we’ve seen in so terribly many ways these constitutionally dark last five years, the Obama administration is about self-declared, limitless power, justice and due process be damned, so USLD has now sued to have Judge Coffin’s ruling overturned. USLD desires to retain their due-process-void, “hot goods” extortion power to rob or destroy a farmer on an unproven whim whenever it feels like it, and it does not care to explain why to any court. We had the legal power under the hot goods rule to hold these guys’ crops hostage to our unproven accusations, the USLD effectively said, and we used it. Suck it up. We ain’t giving the farmers their money back. The case is pending. So. Anyone genuinely concerned for the American farmer, not to mention due process and freedom from a tyrannical, out-ofcontrol, federal mafia much scarier than any Monsanto, may wish to skip the anti-corporate voo-doo about GMOs and devote their lobbying energies to demanding the repeal of the USLD “hot goods” rule. Otherwise, maybe your farm (or your food source) will be the next target of federal racketeers. William Slusher is an author, columnist and sociopolitical writer with a small ranch on the Okanogan River. Enjoy his newly reprinted down-and-dirty Southern murder mystery SHEPHERD OF THE WOLVES. (Amazon, cmppg.com, or your local bookstore). Mr. Slusher may be contacted at williamslusher@ live.com.
OKANOGAN VALLEY GAZETTE-TRIBUNE | MARCH 20, 2014
OKANOGAN VALLEY LIFE
Sunshine and signs that springs coming Sunshine! Heavenly Sunshine! Sure beats snow doesn’t it? There seems to be only piles of snow left where the graders have pushed it and soon that, too, will be gone. The geese come honking in as if to say,”I’m back!” Yeah! I know they’re dirty, messing up the grounds, but aren’t they just so regal and beautiful? This is the time of year, when in the old days, we’d go into the post office and hear the peep-peeping from baby chicks, awaiting their owners to come and pick them up. Another thing that the young children of today will never know of. The globe willow trees are beginning to show the fresh green color getting ready to soon burst forth with the leaves.
For those that are having a series of chemo treatments and disliking the metallic taste that is an after effect, a former user has shared with us that using plastic “silverware” really worked for her. Maybe it will help others. Kindness is difficult to give away because it just keeps coming back! I’ve been a substitute and playing pinochle, so often, that I’ll soon believe I am a regular of their group. On Wednesday evenings if you just don’t wanna’ cook, try going to the Legion Hall and let the “M&M’s” make you a juicy hamburger, while you visit with “folks about town” that had the same idea you did. The M & M’s are Marilyn Oliver and Marilyn Finsen and
the money is for worthwhile projects. It is said… “The tears happen…. Isn’t it funny to watch a small person Endure, grieve, and move on. The only being taken for a walk by their large person who is with us our entire life is dog? Especially, down hill! ourselves. So, live while you How pleased Bill La are alive” France would have been This is from a Health to see the many folks who News magazine: “You showed up at a most uplifting know – what’s his name?” memorial service for him. It Tip-of-the-tongue moments was very visible that a lot of may drive you crazy, but thought and planning went they don’t mean there’s anyinto the message Pastor Rod thing wrong with your brain, Brown shared with family (thank goodness for that). and friends. The luncheon it does happen more THIS & THAT Though was many of Bill’s favoras you get older, a new study ite foods, which included Joyce Emry found that the inability to “Sweet William apple pie” recall a name or word had one of his creations and no relationship to results on wouldn’t he have been amazed at the memory tests that screen for dementia. many variations people came up with, I had one of those tests, recently. I all good, I’m sure. It is apple pie with no don’t remember if I passed. bottom crust. Try your version and think In the cookies of life, friends are the of Bill. And you might be looking for a chocolate chips. couple of good men to replace him on For a snack, especially if you have the Streetscape project. He was a helper! children in your house, split an English
SPRING CONCERT SERIES AT CCC Ian McFeron will be performing Friday, March 21, at the Community Cultural Center of Tonasket as part of its Spring Concert Series. Dinner is from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and the concert concert begins at 7:00. Prices: dinner and concert $18.00 for CCC members; $20.00 for general public. For the concert only, $10.00 for members and $12.00 for general public.
An Appreciation Dinner for Rodeo Club March 22 SUBMITTED BY MARIANNE KNIGHT HIGHLANDS CORRESPONDENT
The Rodeo Club of Chesaw will be having their Appreciation Dinner on March 22. Social Hour will start at 6 p.m. with the Pot Luck Dinner at 7 p.m. See you at the Rodeo Hall. The North American (non profit) Wool Co-op, a Fiber Mill, in the Okanogan Highlands is
Benefit dinner/ auction for rodeo grounds SUBMITTED BY SUE WISENER TONASKET EAGLES #3002
The deer are starting to come off the hills, I saw my first one on Highway 97 near Ellisforde this morning. Time to put away your warm winter gear and bring out the spring and summer things. The rodeo club is having a benefit dinner/auction on Saturday, March 22 here at the Eagles hall. Dinner will include an eight ounce steak, baked potato, coleslaw and garlic bread. Dinner
Beautiful annual club yearbook SUBMITTED BY AUDREY HOLMES
HILLTOP COMMENTS becoming a reality. This mill will give local fiberists a chance to process their animal fiber. This will also allow them to get back what they send in. It is possible that the Mill could process 1500 pounds of fiber per Month. Up to 40 people could be employed, once things are up and running. Crowd Fund Raising is being done now. A $100 donation made now could get you $120 worth of merchandise next year. Unofficially, 20 acres have been
TONASKET EAGLES starts at 5 p.m. and the cost is $10. At 7 p.m. karaoke with Linda Wood follows. On Friday, April 4 at 4 p.m. the Ladies Auxiliary is having a bake sale with all proceeds going to the Cancer Fund. Lots like baking and lots like sweets, or both (hope to see lots of baked goods brought in and sold). This last Sunday’s District meeting had a better turn out than the last one. The next District meeting will be in Tonasket on April 13, not April 20, due to Easter. Hope to see lots of people here so mark your calendar. Did you know that we have
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The Community Room at the Hillside Apartments is where the Garden Club’s meeting was held on Monday, March 10. Geneva Reeder was our guest and at the Feb. 10 meeting Sabrina Morrell, also from Tonasket, was our guest.
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A sympathy card was signed and sent to member Barbara Johnson and family for the loss of their son Jeff in a recent accident. The Basin to Border Spring District meeting will be held by the Oroville Garden Club in June. The 2013 Annual Year Books,
Happy Hour from 4:45 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday and you will receive a dollar off of your spirits or beer? We also have Happy Hour for ladies every Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and for the men on Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. – save 50 cents. Update: It looks like Zoe Manring could possibly be transferred from Omak to a swing bed at North Valley Hospital. Pinochle scores from last Sunday are as follows: First place went to Julie Hovland, second place to Neil Fifer, low score to Dave Russell and the last pinochle went to Fifer Julie Hovland. We wish all those that may be ill a speedy recovery to good health. God bless all. The Biggest Little Eagles in the State.
beautifully made by treasurer Pam Burton have been handed out to members. It was suggested to the group that it would be informative if one member a month would choose a plant, shrub or tree and tell all about it and those that have never planted it before buy it in the growing season and then report on its progress. We encourage guests and new members to attend the meetings. For time and place the number to call is (509) 223-3427. The next meeting will be at Elena Dunakin’s place.
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this will be a classy event. Just one class remains during Winter Quarter. You can still sign up for The Physics of It on March 26. Physics is the study of energy and matter and the relationship between them. You’ll learn why a mobile stays balanced and why an electric current produces a magnet. Find out why a kite needs a tail to fly! There will be handson experiments at this very interesting class. Call Ellen Barttels at (509) 476-2011 or email her
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Dip it in, take it out, and put that succulent piece of wonder in your mouth. That’s what fondue is all about. The Fabulous Fondue event is set for this Sunday, March 23, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Esther Bricques Winery. Just halfway between Oroville and Tonasket, turn left – or right – onto O’Neil Road and follow the signs to 42 Swanson Mill Rd. It’s a full meal deal with appetizers, breads and salads, so come hungry. With music by Steve Pollard,
gifted by members of the co-op. (Scott and Judy) For more information, check with Sandy at the Mercantile. (509) 485 2268 On March 10 with 33 players the Highs went to Ray Visser and Lani Thompson. The Lows went to Everett Turner and Wilma Penner. And get this, George took the Traveling Award, again. These stats are from the Molson Grange Pinochle Players. Don’t forget to sharpen up your Bingo skills for the next scheduled Bingo night at the Molson Grange on March 21 at 6 p.m. We had a good crowd last time. At this writing I have not heard if we will be able to have two Bingo Nights a month.
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Chinese dinner and auction went well SUBMITTED BY JAN HANSEN OROVILLE EAGLES
Come out on Saturday, March 22 and listen and dance to the band North Half who will be playing for your enjoyment. And on Sunday, March 23 we will hold a Pool Meat Shoot at 1 p.m., sign up by 12:30 p.m. Our Chinese Dinner and auc-
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muffin, spread pizza sauce of the halves, then put what meat you have (pieces of wieners, summer sausage, etc,) sprinkle with cheese, put under the broiler for a few minutes and toast. One of our grandsons could eat them about as fast as I could make them. He has three little boys now, I wonder if he ever makes little mini pizzas for them? Well, the play-offs for Gonzaga at the WCC tournament in Las Vegas are over. We’ve been saying, Go Zag’s, Go, and they went, right to the top and won! Now baseball will soon begin. The Mariner’s are noted for not winning nearly as often as Gonzaga. Having coffee with friends and swapping “tales” is still a good old fashioned way relaxing. Have you noticed all the chirping birds? The wonderful sunshine must be making them very happy too! But Oh! how it makes the dirty windows beg for some soap and water. Gonna have to get serious on some house keeping duties… real soon.
EAGLEDOM AT WORK tion went very well. We really enjoyed all our members, guests, and locals coming out and supporting the Eagles and our local charities. Our Aerie meetings are the first and third Tuesday of the month and the Auxiliary meets on the second and fourth Tuesday. Happy hour is 4:30 p.m. to 7
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By the time you read this the ‘Saint Patrick’s Day Card Games’ will be over, but the memory will remain. If this new idea is a success, you may look for it to occur next year. An Ice Cream Social will end the afternoon of card games. Both pinochle and bridge will be played but in different rooms. I am sure, with so many
playing it will be a fun afternoon. I understand the Scouts will be sponsoring a dinner for the Center in April. More about that later. Come join in our many activities. Such as, pool every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons. Bingo on Tuesdays and Thursdays right after lunch, and pinochle every Saturday eve-
p.m. every day. We have free pool every Sunday. Monday is Taco Night, during Pool League we have Burgers on Wednesdays, Thursdays we play Bingo and eat Burgers and More. Friday is Steak Night, Karaoke and Meat Draw. Watch this column for Saturday special events. Come join your brothers and sisters at your Eagles and bring your friends. Find out what is happening at your club and join in. As always, We Are People Helping People.
ning starting at 7 p.m. Judy Ripley leads our exercise class every Tuesday and Thursday morning starting at 9:30 a.m. Joy and John Lawson, as well as Dal Wilder and their Canadian friends, will be bringing us their toe-tapping music this Friday right after lunch. They are always a favorite. Pinochle scores for March 15: The door prize was won by Anna Munds; most pinochles by Myrtle Wood. men’s high by Dal Wilder and Ed Craig who were partners at the head table all evening. women’s high went to Danny Weitrick. More next time.
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Email Essentials Class
OVOC Sounds of Spring
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.
Youth Baseball & 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.
NVCS Benefit at Winery OROVILLE – Mark your calendar for Sunday afternoon, March 23. It’s the “Fabulous Fondue” event at Esther Bricques Winery at 42 Swanson Mill Rd, just halfway between Oroville and Tonasket. Drop in any time
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.
Tonasket Donkey Basketball TONASKET - Tonasket High School’s ASB will be hosting Donkey Basketball on Wednesday, March 26, at 6 p.m. in the high school gym. Ticket prices at the gate are $9 for adults, $7 for students (grades 7-12) and children (grades kindergarten-6) $5. Advance ticket purchases receive a $1 per ticket discount Tickets may be purchased from Deb Michels in the high school office or by contacting Anita Asmussen at (509) 486-2161 or email@example.com.
Stroke Support Group OROVILLE - The Stroke Support Group meets next on Thursday, March 27 at 10:30 a.m. at the Youth Activity Center located at 607 Central Ave., Oroville (adjacent to the Free Methodist Church). This is a support group for anyone who has had a stroke, no matter how long ago. Discussion from those who have recovered would also be very welcome. There will be a presentation and discussion. There will also be refreshments.
Molson Pancake Feed MOLSON - There will be a Pancake Feed at the Molson Grange on Sunday, March 30 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Spring Blossom Bazaar OROVILLE - The 8th Annual Blossom Spring Bazaar will be held Saturday, April 12 in the Oroville High School Commons between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Admission is free (please bring a Food Drive Donation). There will be door prizes from the participating vendors throughout the day. Sponsored by Blossom Ministries. Potential Vendors may contact Melisa Turner at (509) 733-1941. Come and enjoy the variety that is available to you in your community.
Tonasket Food Bank TONASKET - The Tonasket food bank operates every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Sarge?s Burger Bunker, 101 Hwy. 97 N. For more information, contact Deb Roberts at (509) 486-2192.
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CHICAGO - The Healthy Futures Fund—a first-of-its-kind collaboration to support accessible health care and affordable housing in low-income communities—has made its initial investment in a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), helping finance the construction of a new clinic in the underserved rural community of Omak, Wash. The facility is being developed by Family Health Centers (FHC), a county-wide health system offering primary medical, dental and pharmacy services, in northcentral Washington. FHC is a critical resource in this area, serving more than 30 percent of residents in a county where poverty is nearly double the state rate. The new clinic replaces FHC’s outdated health center in the neighboring town of Okanogan. It will quadruple space for medical services and double the size of the existing pharmacy, helping the FHC system expand to more than 70,000 patient visits per year. “FHC’s mission is to provide access to high-quality, affordable health care services regardless of race, income, or insurance status, and this investment will help to strengthen the area’s health care delivery system,” said Mike Hassing, CEO. “By locating our new clinic next door to Confluence Health Omak Clinic and Okanogan Behavioral Healthcare, we’re creating a
‘health care campus’ with a full range of services located immediately next to each other. “ The Healthy Futures Fund, cofounded by LISC, The Kresge Foundation and Morgan Stanley, invests in projects that finance new multifamily housing with on-site health services, new community health centers that serve nearby low-income housing residents, and supportive services that help connect the two. In this case, the Fund is tapping more than $6.6 million in New Markets Tax Credits (NMTCs) from the National Development Council (NDC), with capital provided by Morgan Stanley and The Kresge Foundation. All three are partners in the fund’s $100 million initial round of project investments and long-time supporters of efforts to revitalize lowincome communities. “In an area where a high percentage of the population lives below the poverty level, the new construction of the Family Health Center in Omak will substantially improve patients’ access to medical care,” said Robert W. Davenport, President of National Development Council. “NDC is proud to be a partner in this Healthy Futures Fund project that will bring jobs and health care to an area in need.” “Reliable health care is a critical ingredient for long-term economic prosperity,” said Audrey Choi, Head of Global Sustainable Finance at Morgan Stanley. “The Healthy Futures Fund is driving capital to areas that are in serious need of accessible, quality
TONASKET - Tonasket held its annual little league wrestling tournament Saturday, March 15. It was a huge success. We had 296 wrestlers from Tonasket, Oroville, Omak, Okanogan, Methow Valley, Brewster, Pateros, Chelan, Cashmere and Wenatchee. The parking lot and gym were packed. I (Mitchell) can’t stress enough how our community of the Tonasket wrestlers and parents and supporters stepped up. Our volunteers and helpers were truly awesome and that’s what made our tournament run smoothly. It made me very proud to be from Tonasket.
Kindergarten and pre school: Skylar Denny - Champion;Kevin Polito - Champion; Morgan Dove - Champion; Gabe Ray 2nd place;Tommy Deebach - 3rd; Marcello Cruz - 3rd; Hayden Williams - 4th; Riley Stucker - 4th; Greyson Good - 4th. Also wrestling - Lucas Radford,Teak Plank, Brody Vanatta, Austin Brudevold,
OROVILLE - The Oroville food bank operates every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., excluding holidays, in the basement of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. For more info, call Jeff Austin at (509) 4763978 or Sarah Umana at (509) 476-2386.
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health care facilities. The Fund’s investments to date, spanning three states, show that private capital, philanthropy and public programs can be harnessed in powerful ways to increase and expand the availability of vital services.” “For Kresge, investing in the Fund is a way to help reduce health disparities and improve health outcomes,” said Kimberlee Cornett, who directs Kresge’s Social Investment Practice. “Such investments allow the foundation to expand beyond grant-making and put more of its endowment to work. We’re using multiple tools all aimed at creating opportunity for people who have faced disadvantage.” The FHC’s Omak health center is the first of up to eight health center investments that are expected to be made during the course of 2014 to help meet the needs of residents who do not currently have reasonable access to primary care.
Riley West, Cesar Maldonado and Chubs Plank. First/second graders: Keenan Denison - Champion; Aaron Polito - Champion; Caleb Williams - Champion; Jake Hilton - 2nd; Colton Wilson - 2nd; Colton Denney - 3rd; Shawn Marringer - 3rd; Walker Ayers - 4th; Javier Morales - 4th; Mica Gleason 4th. Also wrestling: Kase Denison, Casen Clark, Isaiah Alvarez, Gus Ray, Soren Levine, Addison Fry, Tyge Plank, Chase Barroca, Laurence Schell, Cash Rothrock, Logan Stucker and Owen West. Third/fourth graders: Carson Sasse - Champion; Waylon Thomas - Champion; Evan Vanatta - Champion; Owen Pershing 2nd; Ben Good - 2nd; Ryden Harden - 3rd; Chris Rodriguez 3rd; Ameron Bretz - 3rd; Everett Peterson - 4th; Tyce Hirst. Also wrestling: Micaiah Schell and Aiden Smith. Fifth/sixth graders: Josh Bello - Champion; Tyson Knapp - Champion;Jeremy Wirth - Champion; Chris Rivera - Champion; Ronnie Olynyk - Champion; Troy Wood - 2nd; Riley Vanatta - 2nd; Waylon Wilson - 2nd; Kenyon Miller
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Kindergarten - Trevor Lidsey, Mason Wall, and Landon Howe. First/Second Grade - Kane Booker, Champion; Isiah Ocampo, 3rd place; Frisco Sanchez, 3rd; Lance Fox, 4th. Also wrestling were Ryken Harris, Ivan Bugarian, Ryley McCoy, and Isach Hill. Third/Fourth Grade - Travis Darrow, Champion; Shane Marquiss, Champion; Oscar Cervantes, Champion; Alex Delresario, 2nd; Kolo Moser, 2nd; Daegon Harris, 4th. Also wrestling were Valentin Garcia and Katie Maynard. Fifth/Sixth Grade: Colby Guzman, Champion; Brayden Thompson, Champion; Sergio Ocampo, 2nd; Charles Egerton, 2nd; Chris Worrell, 3rd; Steven Lopez, 3rd; Jaxon Rise, 4th; Julian Lopez, 4th. Also wrestling were Kagel Harris, Taylor McCoy, Cody Field, Darian Range, Sam Allenby, Corey Olson, and Taralyn Fox.
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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.
between 4 and 7 p.m., stay as long as you want, and tempt your taste buds with oil, broth, cheese, raspberry and chocolate fondues – to name a few. And, it doesn’t stop there. You will enjoy appetizers, salads and breads, making a full meal of this delicious event, along with music by Steve Pollard. The price is just $10 per person at this fund raising event for North Valley Community Schools. Call the NVCS office at (509) 476-2011 if you need driving directions.
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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 employeesâ€™ 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 â€“ 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 â€“ Full time Patient Registration Rep. Full time Brewster (Indian Ave): Patient Navigator .80 FTE/32 hours per week. Bilingual English/Spanish required. MA-R, MA-C or LPN Full time
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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.
Tonasket: MA-R, MA-C, or LPN 1 per diem positions LPN, MA-C or MA-R 0.80 FTE/32 hours per week
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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.
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
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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
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Okanogan County Department of Public Works is accepting applications until Friday, March 21, 2014 for the position of
PUBLISHERâ€™S NOTICE All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise â€œany preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation or discriminationâ€?. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate that is in violation of the law. To complain of discrimination call HUD at 1-800-6699777. The number for hearing impaired is 1-800-9279275
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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. An Equal Opportunity Employer Seeking a Camp Host for the Lost Lake Kiwanis camp For May through September. Applicant must provide their own housing. Call (509) 4862732 to receive an application packet. Applications close March 28th. Seeking Experienced
Dental Assistant 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.
Firewood NOTICE Washington State law requires wood sellers to provide an invoice (receipt) that shows the sellerâ€™s and buyerâ€™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 sellerâ€™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
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Public Notices Camp Host Position The City of Oroville, Washington has a Camp Host position opening at Osoyoos Lake Veteranâ€™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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 City of Tonasket Job Announcement Utility Clerk The City of Tonasket is requesting applications for the position of Utility Clerk. For applications and more information contact City Hall, P.O. Box 487, 209 S. Whitcomb Ave, Tonasket, WA. 509-486-2132. Applications will be accepted until Friday, April 11th. 2014, 4:30 pm. The City of Tonasket is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on March 20, 27, 2014. #550045 March 14, 2014 Summary of Ordinance #746 An ordinance of the City Council, of the City of Tonasket, Washington, repealing Chapter 17.20 Conservancy Overlay District of the Tonasket Municipal Code in its entirety, and replacing the Chapter with a new Chapter 18.06 Critical Areas. For a complete copy of this ordinance contact city hall, 509-486-2132, Tonasket, WA. 98855. Alice J. Attwood Clerk-Treasurer Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on March 20, 2014. #550043
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IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF OKANOGAN In re the Estate of: MARION LETKEMANN, Deceased. NO. 14-4-00031-5 NOTICE TO CREDITORS The personal representative named below has been appointed as personal representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the personal representative or the personal representative’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the personal representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(1) (c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. DATE OF FILING COPY OF NOTICE TO CREDITORS with Clerk of Court: March 10, 2014 DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION: March 20, 2014. /s/Linda Barclay LINDA D. BARCLAY Personal Representative /s/Anthony Castelda, WSBA #28937 Attorney for Letkemann P.O. Box 1307 Tonasket, WA 98855 (509) 486-1175 Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on March 20, 27, and April 3, 2014. #549719
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
ciary of the Deed of Trust is now pending to seek satisfaction of the obligation in any Court by reason of the Borrower’s or Grantor’s default on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust. III. The defaults for which this foreclosure is made are as follows: Failure to pay when due the following amounts, which are now in arrears: Principal balance of $89,000.00, which is due and owing, interest of $39,876.88, and late charges of $289.26. Defaults other than failure to make monthly payments: failure to pay real estate taxes and failure to provide proof of insurance. IV. The sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust is: Principal $89,000.00, together with interest as provided in the note or other instrument secured from September 30, 2009 and such other costs and fees as are due under the note or other instrument secured, and as are provided by statute. V. The above-described real property will be sold to satisfy the expense of sale and the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust as provided by statute. The sale will be made without warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances on Friday, March 28, 2014. The defaults referred to in paragraph III must be cured prior to the sale to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if at any time prior to the sale, the defaults as set forth in paragraph III is/are cured and the Trustee’s fees and costs are paid. The sale may be terminated any time before the sale by the Borrower, Grantor or the Guarantor, or the holder of any recorded junior lien or encumbrance paying the entire principal and interest secured by the Deed of Trust, plus costs, fees, and advances, if any, made pursuant to the terms of the obligation and/or Deed of Trust. The debt secured by the Deed of Trust is now fully due and owing, so there is no right to reinstate the obligation. Note: if the amount of money due is paid in full prior to the sale, then there is no need for the Grantors to also pay the real estate taxes and provide proof of insurance in order to stop the foreclosure process. VI. A written notice of default was transmitted by the Beneficiary or Trustee to the Borrower and Grantor at the following addresses: Louis R. Childers 412 - B Wolf Creek Rd. Winthrop, WA 98862 Gabrielle S. Childers 412 - B Wolf Creek Rd. Winthrop, WA 98862 by both first class and certified mail on October 22, 2013, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and the Borrower and Grantor were personally served on October 22, 2013, with said written notice of default or the written notice of default was posted in a conspicuous place on the real property described in paragraph I above, and the Trustee has possession of proof of such service or posting. VII. The Trustee whose name and address are set forth below will provide in writing to anyone requesting it, a statement of all costs and fees due at any time prior to the sale. VIII. The effect of the sale will be to deprive the Grantor and all those who hold by, through or under the Grantor of all their interest in the abovedescribed property. IX. Anyone having any objection to the sale on any grounds whatsoever will be afforded an opportunity to be heard as to those objections if they
bring a lawsuit to restrain the sale pursuant to RCW 61.24.130. Failure to bring such a lawsuit may result in a waiver of any proper grounds for invalidating the Trustee’s sale. X. NOTICE TO OCCUPANTS OR TENANTS The purchaser at the trustee’s sale is entitled to possession of the property on the 20th day following the sale, as against the grantor under the deed of trust (the owner) and anyone having an interest junior to the deed of trust, including occupants who are not tenants. After the 20th day following the sale the purchaser has the right to evict occupants who are not tenants by summary proceedings under chapter 59.12 RCW. For tenant-occupied property, the purchaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with RCW 61.24.060. Dated December 9, 2013. Gary Krohn, Successor Trustee Northgate Executive Center II 9725 Third Avenue N.E., Suite 600 Seattle, Washington 98115-2061 Telephone number: (206) 525-1925 Primary fax: (206) 374-2136 Email: GaryKrohn@aol.com Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on February 27 and March 20, 2014. #545844
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. 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(3); 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 RCW 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. Date of First Publication: March 20, 2014 Co-Personal Representatives: Brian Thompson 1028 Pilot Place Brewster WA 98812 Sonya Gebbers Taylor P.O. Box 7 Brewster WA 98812 Attorneys for Personal Representative: Bryan J. Maroney, WSBA No. 36966 of Davis, Arneil Law Firm, LLP 617 Washington Wenatchee, Washington 98807 509/662-3551 Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on March 20, 27 and April 3, 2014. #550261
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SUN Call: 509-476-2121 1411 Main St., Oroville, WA Tamara Porter & Joan Cool LAKES REALTY
NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE I. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Gary Krohn, the undersigned successor Trustee, will on Friday, March 28, 2014, at the hour of 10:00 o’clock, a.m., at the front entrance of the Okanogan County Courthouse, 149 3rd Avenue North, Okanogan, Washington 98840, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable at the time of sale, the following described real property, situated in the County of Okanogan, State of Washington, to-wit: The limited common area of Wolf Ridge Ranch Plat Alteration, as per plat thereof recorded in drawer 5, Section 1, page 99, records of the Auditor of Okanogan County, Washington. Situate in the County of Okanogan, State of Washington which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated September 30, 2009, recorded October 2, 2009, under Auditor’s/Recorder’s No. 3148863, records of County, Washington, from Louis R. Childers and Gabrielle S. Childers, as Grantors, to Inland Professional Title, LLC, as Trustee, to secure an obligation in favor of Lucky Girl Family Limited Partnership, as Beneficiary. II. No action commenced by the Benefi-
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
SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR OKANOGAN COUNTY In the Matter of the Estate of DANNA SUE GUZMAN, Deceased. No. 14-4-00026-9 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS RCW 11.40.030 The personal representative named below has been appointed as personal representative of this estate.
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 Shady Pines Resort. This opportunity is for a recreational concession under the terms and conditions of a 20-year contract. The Concession utilizes approximately 4.47 acres of the southwesterly shore of the Reservoir, 1 mile south of the town of Conconully, Okanogan County, Washington. Concession facilities include: 20 RV sites; 4 freestanding cabins; 1 duplex cabin; 1 apartment suite; 2 tent sites; a small store, public restrooms; and a 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 email@example.com The prospectus contains additional information on the concession, items to be included in a proposal, submittal dates, and the selection process. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on March 20, 27, 2014. #549727
SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR LINCOLN COUNTY In the Matter of the Estate of STARR L. HAMMONS, Deceased No. 14 4 00011 0 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS RCW 11.40.030 The Personal Representative named below has been appointed as personal representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent that arose before the decedent’s death 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 Clerk of this Court. 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(3); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of this notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim will be forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW Section 11 and RCW 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. Date of First Publication: 3-20-14 Personal Representative: ROD C. HAMMONS Attorney for P.R.: Norman D. Brock Address for Mailing or Service: Brock Law Firm, P.S. 529 Morgan St., P.O. Box 249 Davenport, Washington 99122 Rod C. Hammons Personal Representative Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on March 20, 27, and April 3, 2014. #550257
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
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1965). Stan taught high school briefly in Lebam Washington, before being drafted into the US Army during the Korean War in 1952. He trained at Camp Roberts, California, then Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, in the signal core and was also an instructor. After the Korean War, Stan took a teaching position in Spokane, before moving to Kettle Falls where he taught High School Math and Shop from 1955-1961. Stan was a Member of Kettle Falls Lion’s club and High School Guidance Counselor. Stan was Principal of Oroville High School from 1961 through 1968. His tenure was characterized by a deft and caring hands on approach and prioritizing resources for the maximum benefit of Oroville’s high school students. Stan cared deeply about developing his charges’ ability to succeed and prosper.
David Shanks was born in Detroit, Michigan, resided in Tonasket, Washington and passed away in Tacoma, Washington at the age of 64. He was known to his friends as “Crunch” or “Captain.” He is survived by his loving wife Sylvia Shanks of 40 1/2 years, his mother Eileen LeRoy, sister Patricia Shanks and brother Brenda Sue Ellis Michael Shanks. He was preceded in death by his father Arka M. Shanks. I miss you dearly. You will be forever missed by all your friends and family. A memorial service is planned for You may also view more, sign Brenda Sue (Zimmerman Ellis guest book or send condolences who passed away September 29, at: www.edwardsmemorial.com. March 20, 2014 • OKANOGAN VALLEY GAZETTE-TRIBUNE
Stan raised thousands of chickens with his brother Clint, and was in charge of the cream. He also raised prize winning calves. In high school he excelled at football, basketball and baseball. During the summers, he enjoyed backpacking in the Olympics and Cascades, a life-long joy that he eventually passed onto his children. Stan attended Washington State University, where he was President of Delta Chi Fraternity, Duke of the Intercollegiate Knight’s honor organization and a member of the Crimson Circle. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Arts and a Masters in Education. He later received his Superintendent Credentials from University of Washington. While at WSU, he met Sydne Viola Swain and the two wed in Spokane on June 8, 1952. Their marriage of 42 years produced three children: Sidney (b 1954), Stanalee (b 1956), and Swain (b
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Oroville on February 23rd, 2014 at the age of 84. A celebration of Stan’s life will take place in Oroville on Saturday, March 29th, from 1:40 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Pastime Bar & Grill. Everyone is welcome to attend. Stanley was born June 24, 1929 to Jenny Swanson and William Porter and was raised on his family’s farm in Port Ludlow, Wash. which is near some of the colorful real world characters that inspired “The Egg and I” and “Ma and Pa Kettle.” He was raised with a deep sense of family, hard work and service to others as the 10th of 13 siblings: Jane Shaw (d), Hank (d), Dick (d), Jesse Wallace, Ray (d), Ruth Munizza, Frank (d), Iris Swishelm, Clint (d), Helen Sinclair, Joanne Steiner (d) and John. Stan attended grade school at Port Ludlow and high school in Chimacum (after Port Ludlow High School burned). As part of the Second World War effort,
2013 at the age of 51. The service will be held at the Oroville American Legion Hall, located at 1105 Appleway St., on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 2 p.m.
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Obituaries | FROM A9 In 1968, Stan left education and joined the Easley Agency real estate office. He was happy and had a way at finding the right property for people, so he bought out Easley in 1969 and renamed the firm Porter Real Estate. His “Happy Stan, the Real Estate Man” radio commercials were well known in North Central Washington. The office name morphed over the years into Realty World-Porter, and finally into Sun Lakes Realty, which continues today with wife Tamara as one of Oroville’s longest running successful businesses. Stan loved people and he loved the Okanogan and was an active force in developing Okanogan County and Oroville area for half a century. As Chairman of the Okanogan Development Committee, Stan proposed an Old West theme for Oroville (later adopted by Winthrop) and promoted a Funtown USA campaign for Oroville in the mid1970s. Stan attracted many resi-
dents to Oroville, helping them find homes and businesses, and then helping them succeed and integrate into the community. Stan enthusiastically participated in numerous local groups, including Oroville Chamber of Commerce (President), OrovilleOsoyoos International Rotary Club (President), Okanagan County Development Committee (Chairman), American Legion (52 year member), Eastern Star (Worthy Patron), Kiwanis, Mason, Eagles (Charter Member), Osoyoos Curling Club and others. Stan took on many ambitious projects throughout the course of his life, such as building an elaborate family dream home on the Okanogan River - a massive, nearly single handed undertaking. Stan also professionally drilled a lot of wells for the local residents and ran his own apple orchard operation. He also created a half-acre organic vegetable garden and an impressive exotic fruit orchard, all of which he hap-
pily shared widely. Stan began a second marriage on March 4, 1995, when he wed Tamara Marshall, and the two joyfully did everything together for the rest of Stan’s life. They travelled extensively to exotic places including making a trip of a lifetime in 2004-2005 to Australia, Tasmania, New Zealand and India. They worked together perfectly at Sun Lakes Realty until Stan’s retirement. Stan was rich in friendships from all age groups and walks of life, and spending time with friends was one of his chief joys. He and Tamara could be often seen with friends in their party barge, named “Moderation,” heading up and down Lake Osoyoos or the Okanogan River toward Zosel Dam Stan loved to hike and fish particularly in the Pasayten Wilderness with his children, and was known to tell wonderful stories detailing the alluring natural landscape and the great adventures he experienced and hoped for others.
Beyond his friends, Stan donated his time and property generously and was a frequent participant in Oroville May Day parades. He donated the use of his land and much energy toward developing the dream of Centennial Park on Oroville’s Main Street, next to Sun Lakes Realty. After a tough battle with cancer, Stan declared himself “retired” on Jan. 8, 2014. He never gave up his fight for life and kept a cheerful outlook to the very last moment. He had an optimistic and gentle spirit, and was an inspiration of courage and strength, compassion, dignity to his family and friends at every stage of his life. He was a deft and skilled teacher and a pillar of the community. Stan’s sense of humor and enthusiastic embrace of life were remarkable
and infectious. He enriched many lives and will be lovingly missed by all he touched in his long and happy life. Stanley is survived by his loving wife, Tamara, and children, Sidney (wife Terry), Stanalee Wright (husband Michael) and Swain (wife Sheridan); grand-
children, Chandra (husband John), Marla (partner Anthony), Amanda, John (wife Sarah), and Magnus; and great grandchildren, Matt, Chris, George, Kristina and John.You may also view more, sign guest book or send condolences at: www.edwardsmemorial.com.
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Tonasket’s track and field teams include (front row, l-r) Mary Naylor, Darian Ward, Bonnie Siegrfried, Cassie Spear, Tiffany Ferdon, Devyn Catone, Johnna Terris, (second row) Makalapua Goodness, Hunter Swanson, Jaden Vugteveen, Kylie Dellinger, Janelle Catone, Alissa Young, Allison Glanzer, Kathryn Cleman, (third row) Jacob Villalva, Luis Casarrubias, Abe Podkranic, Lloyd Temby, Chelsea Vasquez, Blaine Hirst, Caio Baumstein, Ryan Rylie, Amber Monroe, Jenna Davisson, (back row) Head Coach Bob Thornton, Keeton Hoines, Dalton Smith, Ethan Bensing, Smith Condon, Chad Edwards, David Curtis, Parker Kenyon, Adrian Palomares, Seth Smith, Beau Cork and Assistant Coach Chad Portwood. example will help everyone to have a successful season.” Thornton’s emphasis has been on each athlete continually shooting for personal bests, which when successful translates into constant improvement. “The goal is to have everyone set new PRs a the end of the season,” Thornton says. “If they can do that, then we should do well as a team as well. We have good leadership this year so we combine hard wok with having fun. It should be another great season.” In at least one case a personal best would translate into a school record. Senior pole vaulter Kathryn Cleman set the school
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Tigers aim to peak in time for state finals TONASKET - Tonasket track and field coach Bob Thornton is hoping that the focus and determination of his returning athletes is contagious. “One thing I have heard a lot this year is how bad they want it this year,” Thornton says. “Their
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1A Standards Four athletes in each event at the Distrct 6/7 regional qualified for state (though there may be additional qualifiers in some events). However, any athlete may qualify regardless of placing if they meet the qualifying standards listed below (which are updated for 2014).
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record last year and will be aiming to for a state qualifying performance this time around. Three Tigers who did make it to state are back this season. Kylie Dellinger, Cassie Spear and Rose Walts comprised three quarters of the state-qualifying 4x400 relay team and could be looking at a return in that event, as well as in individual events. “Kylie is running well and focused on doing her best in distance events,” Thornton says. “Cassie is looking like she will start this year right where she left off last year in the 400. Rose is strong again in the hurdles.”
TONASKET TRACK AND FIELD ROSTERS GIRLS
Name Kathryn Cleman Jenna Davisson Kylie Dellinger Amber Monroe Cassie Spear Tiffany Ferdon Allison Glanzer Mary Naylor
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On the boys’ side, Ethan Bensing was possibly the best triple jumper in the state that had to sit out the state meet. He finished fourth at regionals to miss out on a trip to Cheney, but his jumps throughout the season surpassed many of those who were state medalists. “After winning league last year in the 400 as a freshman, Ryan Rylie is running stronger than ever and will be pushed by (freshman) Beau Cork this year,” Thornton adds. As always, the goal is to earn a spot at the state finals. “Once again we have a lot of
new and talented athletes this year,” Thornton says. “We have a
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OROVILLE TRACK & FIELD SENIORS Grunst
OROVILLE TRACK AND FIELD ROSTER GIRLS
Name Kaitlyn Grunst Brittany Jewett Sierra Speiker Sarai Camacho Sammie Walimaki Callie Krupkat Narya Naillon Phoebe Poynter Bonnie Roley
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Name Luke Kindred Diego Santana Tanner Smith Matt Smith Charlie Arrigoni Riley Davidson Dakota Haney Logan Mills Blaine Weaver Oscar Cortez-Rosales
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Head coach: Harold Jensen Assistant coaches: Tony Kindred, Pat Smith, Doug Kee, Dawn Miller
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Oroville’s track teams include (front row, l-r) Phoebe Poynter, Bonnie Roley, Callie Krupkat, Sierra Speiker, Narya Naillon, Sarai Camacho, (middle) Sean DeWitte, Joseph Sarmiento, Dakota Haney, Matthew Smith, Oscar Rosales-Cortez, (back) assistant coach Tony Kindred, Diego Santana, Charlie Arrigoni, Tanner Smith, Ruben Renfro, Riley Davidson, Jordan Smith and head coach Harold Jensen. Not pictured: Logan Mills, Kaitlyn Grunst, Brittany Jewett, Sammie Walimaki, Luke Kindred.
Hornets return 6 state qualifiers; girls shoot for 5th straight league title BY BRENT BAKER BBAKER@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM
OROVILLE - The signs around Oroville High School celebrate
2B Standards The top two athletes in each event at District 5/6 regional meet qualify for state (some events may have additional qualifiers). However, any athlete may qualify regardless of placing if they meet the qualifying standards listed below (which are updated for 2014).
a track and field dynasty in the making. There are no signs that the Hornets will be slowing down this year as they bring back six athletes that finished last year at the state finals meet in Cheney, many of them qualifying in multiple events. The goal this year is to add to those numbers and move higher up the medal podium in those events, as well as the girls shoot-
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ing for a fifth straight league title. “The coaching staff is looking forward to one of the most exciting track seasons in recent years,” says Oroville coach Harold Jensen. He ticks off nearly every athlete on his small but competitive team as a potential state qualifier. Everyone in Oroville knows about distance runner Sierra Speiker, a state qualifier in both cross country and track in every Discus Javelin Long Jump Triple Jump High Jump Pole Vault 2B GIRLS Event 100 Dash 200 Dash 400 Dash 800 Run 1600 Run
144-6 173-0 21-5 42-6 6-1 12-3.5 FAT 13.18 26.62 1:00.46 2:25.14 5:51.82
season of her high school career and owner of three cross country state titles and last year’s 3200meter run championship. Last year she also finished fifth in the 1600 and qualified in the 800 and will be looking to add to her medal collection in her final high school season before heading off to the University of Idaho next year. Senior Kaitlyn Grunst qualified in the long jump and triple 3200 Run 100 Hurdles 300 Hurdles 4x100 Relay 4x200 Relay 4x400 Relay Shot Put Discus Javelin Long Jump Triple Jump High Jump Pole Vault
11:49.59 16.52 47.51 52.29 1:49.57 4:16.12 36-6.5 114-0 119-2 16-7.5 33-7.7 5-1.5 8-11
jump and taking sixth in the high jump. Grunst, Speiker and senior Brittany Jewett also return off of the state-qualifying 4x400 team. Jewett is a previous state qualifier in the javelin and looks to make a return in that event as well. Sophomore Sammie Walimaki qualified in the 200-meter dash and Jensen expects her to make a push at making state in the 100 as well. Jensen said he is looking forward to seeing first-time junior
Sarai Camacho compete in the throwing events, and looks to add freshmen Phoebe Poynter, Narya Naillon, Callie Krupkat and Bonnie Roley to the relays. The boys team will be led by Luke Kindred (fifth at state in the javeling) and Tanner Smith (eighth in the 100 and qualifier in the 200). “Senior Diego Santana will handle the distance races and Junior Matt Smith will be in multiple jumping events and relays,” Jensen says. “Sophomores Dakota Haney ( throws), Charley Arrigoni (distance and relays) Logan Mills (sprints and relays) and Blaine Weaver (hurdles, jumps and relays) are all experienced participants who could break through to the state meet.” Riley Davidson and Oscar Cortez-Rosales will also contribute in the jumping and throwing events. Hometown fans will get their best chance to see the Hornets compete at their home Draggoo Financial Invitational on Saturday, May 3.
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OROVILLE BOYS SOCCER Hornets believe they are poised for a breakout season
OROVILLE BOYS SOCCER ROSTER
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Name Abe Capote Michael Dudley Connelly Quick Leonardo Curiel Cristian Diaz Thomas Elias Mick Fulmer Cesar Lozano Brian Wise Javier Castillo Daniel Castrejon Emmanuel Castrejon Jesus Churape Jose Beltran Moises Capote Robbie Dudley Aldo Perez Yohnny Castillo Adolfo Delgado Hunter Gallant Cristobal Gonzalez Alex Nava Luis Vasquez
OROVILLE - When Mike Pitts took over the Oroville boys soccer program three seasons ago, it was a rarity that he was able to field a full team. Many games were played 9-on-9 (or in a couple of cases, 9-on-11) because of a lack of healthy or eligible players. Pitts no longer has that problem as he had 18 players on his roster last year and starts 2014 with a 24-man squad. “Last year we saw a significant increase in young talent which was exciting, but yet challenging thing for me,” Pitts says. “I knew going into last season we would have to be patient and focus on the good things game in and game out.” The Hornets had enough numbers to keep a full squad on the field, but a youthful and inexperienced team managed just one win and struggled mightily against playoff teams Manson and Bridgeport. The Hornets gave up 61 goals in six games against those two teams, but 49 in nine games against everyone else. Their best game of the season was a 3-2 overtime loss to a Liberty Bell squad that finished just one game behind Bridgeport in the playoff race. “We came a long way last year and looking at this season, I have high expectations for our team,” Pitts says. “Returning almost the entire roster from last season coupled with the addition of experienced and new players, our team is poised to make some noise in league this year.” The Hornets return 12 of last year’s 18, including seniors Connelly Quick and Abe Capote, who have been mainstays of the program through its growing pains. “I’m excited to see Connelly
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OROVILLE BOYS SOCCER SCHEDULE 3/18 Tonasket 4:30 pm 3/20 at Moses Lake C 5:00 pm 3/25 at Bridgeport 4:00 pm 3/27 Liberty Bell 4:00 pm 3/28 Newport 4:00 pm 4/10 Moses Lake C 4:00 pm 4/12 at Newport 12:00 pm 4/14 at Manson 4:00 pm 4/17 * at Liberty Bell 4:00 pm 4/24 * Bridgeport 4:00 pm 4/26 * Manson 11:00 am 5/1 * at Bridgeport 4:00 pm 5/3 * Liberty Bell 11:00 am 5/7 * at Manson 4:00 pm * League Game Brent Baker/staff photo
The Oroville boys soccer team includes (front row, l-r) Luis Vazquez, Emmanuel Castrejon, Daniel Castrejon, Alex Nava, Yohnny Castillo, Aldo Perez, Javier Castillo, (middle) Cristobal Gonzalez, Cesar Lozano, Jose Beltran, Cristian Diaz, Jesus Churape, Adolfo Delgado, Robbie Dudley, Leonardo Curiel, (back) head coach Mike Pitts, Connelly Quick, Michael Dudley, Abraham Capote, Brian Wise, Moises Capote, Mick Fulmer, Thomas Elias and assistant coach Tony Flores. Not pictured is Hunter Mathis. and Abe finish their senior years strong,” Pitts says. “Both have been outstanding and are set to do some great things on the defense and offense.” Also returning are juniors
Leonardo Curiel, Cesar Lozano, and Brian Wise, sophomores Emmanuel Castrejon, Daniel Castrejon, Jesus Churape and Javier Castillo, and freshmen Aldo Perez, Robbie Dudley and
Moises Capote. With all of the Central Washington B League programs becoming more established particularly Manson, which advanced to the quarterfinals of
the 2B/1A state tournament - the road to improvement won’t be easy for the Hornets. But that hasn’t dampened Pitts’ optimism. “With the way our league is currently comprised having to
play each other three times during the season, we get to know each other very well,” he says. “That scenario bodes well for our team. We got better and better the more acquainted we got with each team last year. I truly believe this year will be a break out one for us and several years down the road, we’ll look back and say that’s where it happened. “
TONASKET BOYS SOCCER Growing Tiger program faces stiff CTL challenge
BY BRENT BAKER
TONASKET - Tonasket’s boys soccer team proved it could play with the best at times last season. Beating the best was another matter. Going 3-11 in Caribou Trail League play meant there were a few ugly outings. But the Tigers also had an early 2-1 loss to Okanogan, which eventually finished fourth in the state tournament, and finished the season with three straight highly competitive games highly-rated teams, including a 2-1 loss to eventual state champion Chelan (which needed a win to clinch the league title) to close out the season. Cracking into the top half of the league - where the top three teams combined for a 49-11 record (with half those losses coming to one another) and the fourth place team (Okanogan) took fourth in the state tournament - may be a tall order. But the Tigers certainly are getting the numbers to make a go at it as the roster is bursting with 34 athletes. A large number of those are returning, of course, but among those Coach Jack Goyette is counting on to lead the way include seniors Michael Orozco, Tyler Farver, Marcelino RuizMartell, Elias Ramos and Derek Sund. Orozco and Farver play both forward and midfield; Ramos will be in the midfied; Ruiz-Martell has played every position at one point or another; and Sund, who joined the team at mid-season last year, earned the starting goalkeeper’s job with his
TONASKET BOYS SOCCER SCHEDULE 3/18 at Oroville 3/22 * at Quincy 3/25 * Brewster 3/27 Manson 3/29 * Cashmere 4/8 * at Okanogan 4/10 * at Cascade 4/12 * Chelan 4/15 * at Omak 4/19 * at Cashmere 4/22 * Okanogan 4/26 * Cascade 4/29 * Omak 5/3 * Quincy 5/6 * at Brewster 5/8 * at Chelan * League Game
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The Tonasket boys soccer team includes (front row, l-r) Lucas Vugteveen, Hugo Sanchez, Bryden Hires, Javier Hernandez, Daniel Decker, jeffrey Luna, Esgar Mendez, Daniel Ornelas, Victor Flores, Yovany Rosas, (middle) Derek Sund, Elias Ramos, Tyler Farver, Tim Jackson, Marcelino Ruiz-Martell, Roberto Juarez, Michael Orozco, Johannes Weber, Carlos Abrego, Christian Garcia, Anthony Luna, Omar Calderon, (back) Assistant Coach Todd Matthews, Isaiah Albright, Abran Alvarez, Cesar Reynoso, Noe Vazquez, Jose Andres Ortega, Jesus Garcia Alvarez, Bailey Steinfort, Alexander Ayala, Elias Abrego Jr., Joaquin Polito, Blake Ash and Head Coach Jack Goyette. performance. After opening at Oroville, the Tigers dive straight into state-
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Name Pos Elias Abrego M/F Tyler Farver M/F Tim Jackson D/F Roberto Juarez D Michael Orozco M/F Elias Ramos M Marcelino Ruiz-Martell M/F/D Derek Sund GK Isaiah Albright M/F Abran Alvarez D/M Blake Ash D Jesus Garcia M/F Esgar Mendez D Jose Ortega D Cesar Reynoso M/F Bailey Steinfort D
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quality competition at Quincy on Saturday, March 22, and at home next week with back-toNoe Vazquez D 11 Lucas Vugteveen D 11 Johannes Weber M/D 11 Carlos Abrego M/F 10 Alex Ayala D 10 Omar Calderon GK 10 Christian Garcia M/F 10 Bryden Hires M/F 10 Anthony Luna M/F 10 Hugo Sanchez F 10 Yovani Alvarez D 9 Daniel Decker D 9 Victor Flores D 9 Javier Hernandez M 9 Jeffrey Luna M/F 9 David Ornelas GK/D 9 Abraham Sixtos D 9 Head coach: Jack Goyette Assistant coach: Todd Mathews
back games against Brewster and Manson. After averaging one goal a game last season, the Tigers will focus on what it takes to build up
to quality scoring chances. “We are working on playing quicker, higher-quality possession soccer,” Goyette says. “Soccer is about being part of a
team, sharing the good and bad, working hard and having fun. The time that we have playing together is a gift that should be completely enjoyed.”
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OROVILLE TENNIS Monroe sees bright future for Oroville’s tennis program
BY BRENT BAKER
OROVILLE BOYS AND GIRLS TENNIS ROSTERS
OROVILLE - Second-year Oroville tennis coach Billy Monroe senses that excitement about Hornet tennis is building. It didn’t hurt to see some of his athletes out on the courts getting some pre-season work in during a warm stretch in February. “I like to set my expectations high for my athletes and for my program,” Monroe says. “That being said I am really looking forward to this season. The excitement for tennis this year at the school has been surprising.” There should be plenty of competition amongst the girls team for varsity spots as 11 girls turned out, including seniors Kaylee Foster, Aya Cruspero, Angela Nelson, Menze Pickering, Ashley Marcolin and Emily Viveros. Junior Lily Hilderbrand and freshman Lillie Gronlund also played last year. The boy team only has four, but three - junior Joseph Sarmiento, sophomore Connor BoCook and freshman Nathan Hugus - are returnees. “With a full lineup I expect the girls to compete this year with the top teams in our league,” Monroe says. “I know schools such as Pateros and Liberty Bell will have good girls teams and it will be interesting to see how we do. “The boys team, although small in number, is big in athleti-
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OROVILLE BOYS AND GIRLS TENNIS SCHEDULE
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The Oroville tennis teams include (front row, l-r) John Marquiss, Lillie Gronlund, Adriana Silva, Nathan Hugus, Conner Bocook, Zoe Whittaker Jameson, Lena Fuchs, (back) Angela Nelson, Menze Pickering, Emily Viveros, Coach Billy Monroe, Aya Cruspero, Kaylee Foster and Ashley Marcolin. Not pictured: Lily Hilderbrand, Joseph Sarmiento, John Marquiss. cism. I feel that I have a couple of the best athletes in the school on my team. If all of my players make as much growth this year on their tennis game as last year, I feel that there is a good chance
that I could be taking someone to the state tournament this season.” Monroe is hoping that last year’s growth coupled with this year’s early enthusiasm are signs that the Hornets’ program is
returning to prominence. “I would like to see it return to the glory days of the late 1980s and early 1990s when state champions like the Bargens and Kowatchs where coming out of Oroville ten-
nis,” he says. “Tennis should be fun. I want athletes coming to practice excited to work on their skills and happy to be there practicing. If you have fun doing something you will naturally become better at it.”
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TONASKET TENNIS Milner takes over Tigers’ tennis program BY BRENT BAKER
TONASKET - The resignation of former tennis coach Dave Buccheim shortly before the beginning of spring practice contributed to the Tonasket tennis teams getting off to an uneven start and may have kept the number of turn-outs down. But newly hired coach Mark Milner likes what he sees with the team he does have. “We’re low in numbers but big in heart,” Milner says. “Our goal is to get better every day. So far I like the progress and with some hard work, I’m liking our chances of getting a kid or two to State this year.” There is more experience on the boys’ side than with the girls. “Trevor Terris, Brian Hendrick and Walker Marks all have singles experience,” Milner says. “The girls also have experience but will have their hands full with an extremely talented league. Cashmere, Okanogan, Omak and Chelan all have very strong girls teams.” In fact, four of the eight state medalists at the 1B/2B/1A state tournament last year hailed from the Caribou Trail League, including Tonasket then-senior Megan Beyers, who finished fifth. The CTL also boasted the top two doubles teams and three other state-qualifying pairs. The boys went 6-6 in league
TONASKET BOYS AND GIRLS TENNIS SCHEDULE 3/18 3/20 3/22 3/28 3/29 4/8
* Cascade 4:30 pm at Oroville 4:00 pm * at Quincy 11:00 am Lake Roosevelt 4:30 pm * Cashmere 11:00 am * at Okanogan 4:30 pm
TONASKET BOYS AND GIRLS TENNIS ROSTERS BOYS
Name Brian Hendrick Walker Marks Levi Schell Trevor Terris Ulukbek Beishekeev Jesse Holan Colton Leep David Moreno Sesar Saldana
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Tonasket’s tennis teams include (front row, l-r) Anna St. Martin, Micala Arnesen, Rochelle Glaspie, Norma Ramos, Brisa Leep, Abby Gschiel, Jenny Bello, Madi Villalva, Baillie Hirst and Assistant Coach Arcelia Carroll, (back row) Sesar Saldana, Ulukbek Beishekeev, Levi Schell, Jesse Holan, Brian Hendrick, Colton Leep, Trevor Terris, Walker Ray Marks, David Moreno and Head Coach Mark Milner. play last year, good for fourth place in the league, while the girls were 2-10. 4/12 * Chelan 4:30 pm 4/15 at Omak 4:30 pm 4/19 * at Cashmere 11:00 am 4/22 * Okanogan 4:30 pm 4/24 * at Omak 4:30 pm 4/25 * at Cascade 4:30 pm 4/29 * Omak 4:30 pm 5/3 *Quincy 11:00 am 5/7 at Liberty Bell 4:30 pm 5/9 *at Chelan 4:30 pm * League Match
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OROVILLE BASEBALL Still young, Hornets hope to build on last season
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OROVILLE - Two wins may not look like much at first glance, but those victories represented a big step in the right direction for a painfully young Oroville baseball squad last season. The Hornets ended a two-year losing streak with a 19-5 victory over Manson last March and became increasingly competitive as the season went on, including a season-ending 9-1 loss to a Liberty Bell squad that eventually advanced to the state semifinals. The bulk of that squad returns intact this season, including seniors Boone McKinney and Jake Scott, as well as four freshmen that cut their teeth at the varsity level as eighth graders last year. “I look fo rus to improve our record this year by playing solid, heads-up baseball,” says Oroville coach Tam Hutchinson. Senior pitcher/third baseman McKinney was a second-team allleague selection last season, while Casey Martin earned honorable mention for his pitching and outfield play as an eighth grader. “(Senior) Jake Scott is much
OROVILLE BASEBALL ROSTER
Boone McKinney Jake Scott Ricky Mathis Steven Maupin Dustin Nigg Trevor Shearer Brentt Kallstrom Casey Martin Hunter Martin Andrew Mieirs Will Shearer
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The Oroville baseball team includes (front row, l-r) Casey Martin, Hunter Martin, William Shearer, Brentt Kallstrom, Andrew Mieirs, Spencer Martin, (back) assistant coach Josh Marchand, Boone McKinney, Dustin Nigg, Jake Scott, Steven Maupin, Ricky Mathis, Trevor Shearer, Cody Tibbs and head coach Tam Hutchinson. improved at first,” Hutchinson says. “And he’s hitting the ball
OROVILLE BASEBALL SCHEDULE 3/20 3/22
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well.” He said other keys would be 4/19 4/22 4/26 4/29 5/3
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* League Game
the improved pitching of junior Ricky Mathis and freshman Brentt Kallstrom. Dustin Nigg, a junior, returns to play shortstop. “His hitting has improved, and his speed on the basepaths will provide scoring opportunities,”
Hutchinson says. He added that brothers Trevor and Will Shearer have shown improvement at catcher and in the outfield, respectively. Steven Maupin provides power and freshman Andrew Mieirs “has good baseball skill,” Hutchinson
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says. One newcomer, Hunter Martin, will see time in the outfield. The Hornets finished fourth in the five team CWL 2B League last season, one spot out off of a playoff berth. Making up ground on teams like Bridgeport and Lake Roosevelt could have the Hornets contending for a district playoff spot by season’s end.
TONASKET BASEBALL Tigers bring more experienced squad to the diamond this season
TONASKET BASEBALL ROSTER Name Pos Gr Jacob Cory UT 12 John Rawley P/1B/OF 12 Pete Valentine 1B 12 Kjeld Williams UT 12 Jimmy Coleman P/C 11 Jesse Manring UT 11 Jeremiah Albright P/UT 10 Nick Crandall IF 10 Dallin Good OF 10 Cade Hockett IF 10 Wyatt Pershing UT 9
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TONASKET BASEBALL SCHEDULE
TONASKET - Tonasket’s longsuffering baseball program won’t find the road any easier against the always loaded Caribou Trail League this season. But for the first time in awhile, third-year coach Tim Cork believes the Tigers are better equipped to deal with the type of competition they’ll be facing. This will be the first time in his
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“They are a good group of kids and I think their hard work will pay off this season.”
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Tim Cork Tonasket Baseball Coach
tenure that he’ll field a starting nine that all have baseball experience. The roster is just 12 strong, but 11 of them are returnees from last year’s squad. Those include seniors Jake Cory, John Rawley, Kjeld Williams and Pete Valentine, as well as juniors Jimmy Coleman and Jesse Manring as well as five sophomores. What bodes well for the Tigers
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The Tonasket baseball team includes (front row, l-r) Chad Bretz (bat boy), Cade Hockett, Jeremiah Albright, Wyatt Pershing, Nick Crandall, Jesse Manring, Quincy Vassar (bat boy), (back) Head Coach Tim Cork, Adrian McCarthy, Jimmy Coleman, John Rawley, Jake Cory, Pete Valentine, Kjeld Williams and Assistant Coach Dan Vassar. for the next couple of seasons (beginning 2015) is that they held a .500 record against teams that are now or will be in the 2B
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will pay off this season. I want them to compete in league games; I know they’ll really enjoy that.” As with any baseball squad, the key likely will be how the pitching staff rounds into shape. The Tigers do bring plenty of experience to the mound, particularly with Rawley and Coleman. Sophomores Adrian McCarthy and Jeremiah Albright will provide depth. The Tigers open the season with five non-league games against area 2B schools before diving into league play April 8 at Okanogan. “We want to work hard, have fun, and play better baseball,” Cork says. “And maybe (we’ll) surprise a few folks this season.”
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Tiger softball team has youthful look as it works to compete in the CTL
BY BRENT BAKER
TONASKET - Wins against Caribou Trail League competition have been hard to come by for Tonasket in most team sports, but none more so than softball. That hasn’t dampened Coach Emily Rimestad’s enthusiasm for her team or the sport as she prepares a young and inexperienced squad for the upcoming season. “With all the new girls we have this year - some who have never played to those who might have had just a little playing time - have come a long way since they started (practice),” Rimestad says. When I first started this year, I wanted the girls to feel like they are a part of the team. I see that they are feeling like a team. It’s great. “I would love to win a couple league games this year. (Assistant coach Gene Jones) and I sat the girls down and asked them what there expectations were this year, and It was amazing to see that almost all of their expecations where them same as ours: win, be a team and play like one.” Of the seven seniors, five - Selena Cosino, Carrisa Frazier, Jonalynn Glover, Tori King and Baylie Tyus - are returners. But only three others - sophomores Vanessa Pershing, Shyane Lewis and Rachel Silverthorn - played last year. Overall there are 10 sophomores and freshmen out of 17 on the roster. The Tigers look to be strong defensively up the middle Cosino returns to cover center field.
TONASKET FASTPITCH SOFTBALL SCHEDULE 3/22 3/25 3/29 4/8 4/10
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TONASKET FASTPITCH SOFTBALL ROSTER
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The Tonasket softball team incluedes (front row, l-r) Serenity Poletti, Sammie Earley, Lexie Wahl, Tori King, Vanessa Pershing, Baylie Tyus, Martine Bjerke, Jonalynn Glover, (back) Assistant Coach Gene Jones, Shyane DeJong, Jenna Valentine, Trinity DeJong, Rachel Silverthorn, Selena Cosino, Alexa Sutton, Lea Berger, Brianna Hollister and head coach Emily Rimestad. Not pictured is Carrisa Frazier. “She is such a huge key,” Rimestad says. “She has an amazing arm and can throw from outfield to home all day. When we have been strapped, I can put her anywhere.” Tyus will be behind the plate for her 4/12 4/15 4/19 4/22 4/26 4/29 5/3 5/10
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third season there. “She is very contemplative and loves the challenge of the position,” Rimestad says. “She can catch for all the pitchers that we have had in the last three years ... she is probably our best baserunner.” Frazier will again be the team’s primary second baseman. “She loves the spot,” Rimestad says. “She is good at getting down and getting double plays done when ever she can.” Pershing played first base last year but likely will see plenty of time at shortstop this season. “She has a drive to be an all around player,” Rimestad says. “You can tell she
loves the game is always trying to excel and push herself to get better.” Other key returners include Tori King, who can play any outfield position; Shyane Lewis, who has embraced the challenge of playing third base; and Jonalynn Glover, who Rimestad says, “Really wants to start his year and is working hard. “It’s hard to name key players though,” Rimestad adds. “It amazes me how fast that can change from game to game or season to season.” Rimestad says she wants to instill in the players not just the things they need to do to be successful, but the “whys” that
Name Lea Berger Martine Bjerke Selena Cosino Carrisa Frazier Jonalynn Glover Tori King Baylie Tyus Sammie Earley Shyane Lewis Vanessa Pershing Rachel Silverthorn Jenna Valentine Trinity DeJong Brianna Hollister Serenity Polletti Alexa Sutton Lexie Wahl
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go into that as well. “These next few months are the highlight of my year,” she says. “Every year, I feel like I get a little bit better as a coach, and the level of the ladies improves and so does the turn out and the retention of the players. That is what it’s about: to be able to reach the players, build their confidence teach them a little about themselves, a little about you as a coach, give them the passion of the game. You let them know that even if they make a mistake, they pick themselves up, learn from it, and go forward with improvement and confidence.”
OROVILLE SOFTBALL Hornets hope reaching districts last year is just the beginning BY BRENT BAKER BBAKER@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM
OROVILLE - An extremely young Oroville softball squad made big strides last season, qualifying for the district playoffs for the first time in three seasons before losing a wild, 21-19 elimination game against Bridgeport to end their season. The Hornets, who had gone winless the previous season, split with Tonasket in their seasonopening doubleheader to end their losing streak and ended up posting five victories on the year despite fielding a lineup that featured several eighth graders. Despite their youth, the Hornets steadily improved as last
OROVILLE FASTPITCH SOFTBALL ROSTER Name Gabriela Capote Marissa Garcia Cruz Ortega Shelby Scott Rachelle Nutt Bailey Griffin Mikayla Scott Faith Martin Kendal Miller Courtnee Kallstrom Alissa Mieirs Pie Todd Melissa Carpenter Sydney Egerton Hannah Hilderbrand
Pos LF/RF SS/1B LF/CF LF/CF 3B RF SS C/1B P/1B P/1B CF/RF C/2B RF P/2B P/1B
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Head Coach: Dane Forrester Assistant Coach: Kayla McKinney
OROVILLE FASTPITCH SOFTBALL SCHEDULE 3/22 3/27 3/29 4/15 4/19 4/22 4/26 4/29 5/3 5/6 5/9 5/13 5/17 5/20
at Soap Lk. (2) 11:00 am at Omak (1) 4:00 pm at Tonasket (2) 11:00 am * Bridgeport (1) 4:00 pm * Pateros (2) 11:00 am * at Manson (1) 4:00 pm * at Lk. Roos.(2) 11:00 am * at Pateros (1) 4:00 pm * Liberty Bell (2) 11:00 am * Lk. Roos. (1) 4:00 pm * at Bridgeport (2)11:00 am * at Liberty Bell (1) 4:00 pm * Manson (2) 11:00 am District tourn. Begins
* League Game
season went on. They lost their three regular season games to by a combined scored of 64-25, but nearly pulled off the upset in their playoff game. The squad returns 10 from last year’s roster, including four freshmen that already have a year of varsity experience under their belts. Oroville coach Dane Forrester is loathe to talk about individual players - “There is not ‘I’ in ‘Team,’” he says - but the experience the Hornets field this year will belie their youth. Senior shortstop Marissa Garcia - if she recovers fully from a basketball injury - brings a slick glove and solid bat to the lineup. Seniors Gabriela Capote, Cruz Ortega and Shelby Scott also return, as does junior third baseman Rachelle Nutt. Faith Martin is the lone returning sophomore, though Mikayla Scott (a three-sport athlete) and Bailey Griffin both join the squad this year. Four freshmen, including pitchers Courtnee Kallstrom and Kendal Miller, all played as eighth
Brent Baker/staff photo
Oroville’s fastpitch softball team includes (front row, l-r) Courtnee Kallstrom, Brittaney Minarcin, Kendal Miller, Alissa Mieirs, Melissa Carpenter, (middle) Cruz Ortega, Shelby Scott, Gabriela Capote, Perla Salazar, (back) assistant coach Kayla McKinney, Marissa Garcia, Bailey Griffin, Rachelle Nutt, Pie Todd and head coach Dane Forrester. Not pictured: Mikayla Scott, Faith Martin, Hannah Hilderbrand and Sydney Egerton. graders, while three new eighth graders fill out the roster. Forrester says the team is emphasizing the fundamentals
and is hoping to take the next step, to at least qualify for the double elimination rounds of the district tournament or make
their first state tournament trip since back-to-back appearances in 2009 and 2010. “(I want the girls to) work as a
team,” Forrester says. “To develop skills relevant to their positions, set goals and succeed in making it to State.”
We would like to take this opportunity to wish our North County athletes the best of luck with their upcoming
SPRING SPORTS SEASON!
OKANOGAN VALLEY GAZETTE-TRIBUNE | MARCH 20, 2014
OROVILLE GOLF Young talent leads Oroville golf team
OROVILLE BOYS AND GIRLS GOLF SCHEDULE (more dates may be added)
BY BRENT BAKER
3/24 at Moses Pointe vs. MLCA, Lake Roosevelt & Manson 3/25 at Desert Canyon vs. Riverside Christian 4/8 at Banks Lake vs. Lake Roosevelt, CBSS and Riverside Christian 4/8 Home vs. Manson 4/16 at Banks Lake vs. Lake Roosevelt 4/17 at Apple Tree vs. MLCA, CBSS & Riverside Chr. 4/17 at Lake Chelan vs. Lake Roosevelt & Manson 4/21 at Moses Pointe vs. CBSS 4/24 at Lake Chelan vs. MLCA, Manson and Riverside Christian 4/28 at Moses Pointe vs. MLCA, CBSS & Riverside Christian 4/29 at Banks Lake vs. Lake Roosevelt & Manson 5/6 Home vs. Lake Roosevelt 5/6 at Lakewoods vs. MLCA CBSS & Riverside Christian 5/8 at Lake Chelan vs. Manson 5/13 at Banks Lake vs. Lake Roosevelt, CBSS & MLCA 5/20 at Lake Chelan (Districts)
OROVILLE - It seems many of Oroville’s up-and-coming athletes are underclassmen. That is certainly true of its golf squad, which not only has no seniors on the team, but has two returning state qualifiers ... both of whom are freshmen this year. Yes, Bryce Glover and Jordyn Smith, who competed at State in Olympia last year, did so as eighth graders. “They’ve done it once,” says Coach DeHaven Hill. “They want to accomplish that goal again.” Lane Tietje and Kyle Scott, a pair of juniors, bring back the most overall experience, while sophomore Blake Rise and Cayden Field, a Tonasket sophomore who will compete on his own in the post-season but with Oroville during the regular season, are the only other athletes that are not freshmen or eighth graders.
“Lane and Kyle have improved each year,” Hill says. “We hope that continues this year.
OROVILLE GOLF ROSTERS BOYS Name Lane Tietje Kyle Scott Cayden Field (Tonasket) Blake Rise Jaxon Blackler Bryce Glover Ryan Marcolin Gordon McCauley Jeffrey Rounds Maxwell Turner
Brent Baker/staff photo
Oroville’s Golf team includes (front row, l-r) Heidi Gronlund, Paz Lopez, Gordon McCauley, Yessica Nemecio, Maxwell Turner, (back) head coach DeHaven Hill, Ryan Scott, Maiharra Richter, Lane Tietje, Bryce Glover, Jaxon Blackler, Ryan Marcolin and assistant coach Ed Booker. Not pictured: Blake Rise, Jeff Rounds, Jordyn Smith and Kyle Scott. “As a team we would like to be District Champions and each individual golfer would like to qualify for the state tournament.” Six boys and six girls - three of each in ninth and eighth grades -
fill out the roster. Hill says part of developing his athletes involves getting them plugged into a sport that can be a lifelong passion. “Each golfer will have individual goals regarding skills in their
Name Heidi Gronlund Yessica Nemecio Jordyn Smith Pax Lopez Maiharra Richter Havannah Worrell
game that they will need to work on to see their game improve,” he says. “The most important thing our golfers can take from our program is what a great sport golf is and they can play and enjoy it for a lifetime.”
Gr 11 11 10 10 9 9 9 8 8 8
Gr 9 9 9 8 8 8
Head coach: DeHaven Hill Assistant coach: Ed Booker
2013 SEASON IN REVIEW BASEBALL STANDINGS CARIBOU TRAIL LEAGUE (1A)
Omak 6 2 12 Cashmere 3 1 13 * Post-season qualifier
Team W L RS RA W L RS RA * Cashmere 14 0 9.1 2.5 24 2 8.7 3.0 * Brewster 11 3 8.1 3.5 15 8 6.5 3.8 * Cascade 10 4 10.9 4.9 15 11 8.5 5.3 Chelan 9 5 6.9 4.6 9 9 6.6 6.1 Quincy 6 8 5.9 4.6 10 9 5.8 5.3 Okanogan 4 10 4.3 5.4 9 11 4.6 4.9 Omak 2 12 4.0 10.1 3 17 4.4 9.6 Tonasket 0 14 1.7 15.4 4 15 4.9 12.6 * Post-season qualifier State qualifiers: Cashmere (State Champion); Cascade (4th Place).
CENTRAL WASHINGTON LEAGUE NORTH DIVISION (1B/2B)
Team W L RS RA W L RS * Liberty Bell 14 0 13.1 2.6 21 4 9.3 * Pateros (1B) 11 4 10.1 4.1 14 7 8.8 * Lk Roosevelt 10 5 9.3 3.5 13 8 9.4 * Bridgeport 6 8 8.6 10.5 7 15 7.1 Oroville 2 13 4.0 13.5 2 15 3.8 Manson 1 14 4.1 14.1 1 17 3.8 * Post-season qualifier State qualifiers: 2B - Liberty Bell (4th Place). 1B - Pateros.
FASTPITCH SOFTBALL STANDINGS CARIBOU TRAIL LEAGUE (1A) Team W L RS RA * Cascade 14 0 14.2 2.1 * Okanogan 12 2 12.4 2.6 * Brewster 10 4 11.2 6.4 * Chelan 7 7 7.8 6.1 * Cashmere 5 9 6.0 9.2 * Quincy 5 9 7.4 11.5 Omak 3 11 4.9 11.9 Tonasket 0 14 1.3 15.6 * Post-season qualifier State qualifiers: Cascade, Okanogan.
W 25 22 17 11 8 8 3 4
L 3 7 9 11 13 13 17 16
RS 11.4 10.1 10.0 7.7 6.4 7.7 4.1 4.8
CENTRAL WASHINGTON LEAGUE NORTH DIVISION (1B/2B)
Team W L RS RA W L RS * Pateros (1B) 15 0 16.6 0.9 17 5 12.8 * Liberty Bell 12 3 15.1 4.4 16 8 13.4 * Bridgeport 9 6 13.4 10.1 13 9 12.5 * Lk Roosevelt 5 10 11.0 15.3 7 18 8.6 * Oroville 4 11 9.9 17.9 5 16 9.7 Manson 0 15 6.1 23.7 2 17 9.5 * Post-season qualifier State qualifiers: 2B - Liberty Bell, Lake Roosevelt. 1B - Pateros.
BOYS SOCCER STANDINGS CARIBOU TRAIL LEAGUE (1A) Team * Cascade * Quincy * Brewster * Okanogan Cascade Tonasket
Pts. 38 35 34 24 19 9
W 12 12 12 8 6 3
L 2 2 2 6 8 11
GF 63 69 49 52 33 14
GA 8 13 10 28 23 51
W 20 15 14 13 7 4
L 3 5 3 10 9 12
17 127 24 75
Team Pts. W L GF GA W L T GF GA * Manson 27 9 0 63 5 17 4 0 98 25 * Bridgeport 15 5 4 47 16 7 7 0 59 28 Liberty Bell 12 4 5 17 37 8 6 1 34 50 Oroville 0 0 9 6 75 1 14 0 17 110 * Post-season qualifier State Qualifiers (combined B/1A Tournament): Chelan (State Champion); Okanogan (4th Place); Quincy; Manson.
RA 3.2 4.6 4.5 11.2 14.1 14.9
CARIBOU TRAIL LEAGUE (1A)
Team W L GW Cashmere 11 1 52 Chelan 10 2 44 Omak 8 4 35 Tonasket 6 6 27 Quincy 4 8 23 Cascade 3 9 23 Okanogan 0 12 6 Tonasket State Qualifiers: None
GL 8 16 25 33 37 37 54
W L 13 2 13 2 11 5 8 8 4 9 5 10 2 14
GW 61 55 48 37 23 34 12
GL 14 20 32 43 42 40 68
CENTRAL WASHINGTON LEAGUE (1B/2B)
Team W L T GW GL W L GW GL Liberty Bell 10 0 0 43 6 14 2 65 14 White Swan 8 2 0 40 10 9 4 49 16 Entiat (1B) 5 4 1 27 18 6 6 32 28 Pateros (1B) 3 6 1 13 33 4 10 19 51 Oroville 1 8 1 9 40 1 9 12 46 Lk Roosevelt 0 7 3 8 33 0 9 10 41 Oroville State Qualifiers: None CTL and CWL North B/1A Medalists:Singles: Manuel Perez, Liberty Bell, 7th place. Doubles: Brian Norwood/Adam Ross, Cashmere, 4th place.
RA 4.0 4.4 6.3 6.5 8.6 11.0 12.2 13.0
CARIBOU TRAIL LEAGUE (1A)
Team W L GW GL W L GW Cashmere 11 1 43 17 13 2 54 Omak 9 3 42 18 13 3 61 Chelan 9 3 37 23 12 3 50 Cascade 6 6 30 30 9 6 42 Okanogan 4 8 20 40 8 8 36 Tonasket 2 10 21 39 5 11 34 Quincy 1 11 17 43 1 12 18 Tonasket State Qualifiers: Singles: Megan Beyers, 5th place.
RA 2.4 5.7 10.5 15.5 17.4 22.8
GF 93 86 56 86 34 23
CENTRAL WASHINGTON LEAGUE (B)
CENTRAL WASHINGTON LEAGUE (1B/2B) T 0 0 0 0 0 0
GA 21 23 15 49 24 57
Team W L T GW Pateros (1B) 10 0 0 38 White Swan 7 3 34 Lk Roosevelt 6 4 25 Oroville 4 6 20 Entiat (1B) 3 7 21 Liberty Bell 0 10 9 Oroville State Qualifiers: None
GL 9 16 25 30 31 39
W 12 8 8 4 3 0
L 4 4 6 7 10 15
GL 21 19 25 33 44 46 47
GW 49 41 34 21 22 12
GL 28 23 36 34 40 61
CTL and CWL North B/1A Medalists: Singles: Shaylyn Goodall, Omak, 3rd place; Megan Beyers, Tonasket, 5th place; Megan Robinson, Chelan, 7th place; Molly Kenoyer, Cashmere, 8th place. Doubles: Tasha Kowatsch/Sammy O’Bryan, Cashmere, State Champions; Hailey Hassinger/Katie Whitten, Cascade, 2nd place;
BOYS TRACK STANDINGS / STATE QUALIFIERS CTL Track Finals: Quincy 170, Cashmere 97, Chelan 88, Cascade 72, Brewster 35, Tonasket 30, Omak 26, Okanogan 8. Tonasket 1A State Qualifiers: None CTL 1A Medalists: Carber Bushman, Quincy, 110 Hurdles (8th), 300 Hurdles (7th); Tyler Lee, Cascade, 300 Hurdles (6th); Armando Tafoya, Quincy, Shot Put (3rd); Jason Torrence, Cashmere, Discus (7th); Darren Hodges, Pole Vault, Quincy (3rd). CWL North Sub-District Track Finals: Liberty Bell 79, Bridgeport 73, Manson 63, Oroville 36. Oroville 2B State Qualifiers: Luke Kindred, Pole Vault (5th place); Tanner Smith, 100 (8th place) and 200. CWL 2B North Medalists: Tanner Smith, Oroville, 100 (8th); Cesar Dominquez, Liberty Bell, 400 (8th); LIam Daily, Liberty Bell, 800 (2nd) and 1600 (4th); Ben Klemmeck, Liberty Bell, 3200 (8th); Kip Craig, Bridgeport, 100 Hurdles (7th) and 300 Hurdles (5th); Liberty Bell 4x400 Relay (5th); Paul Toolson, Manson, Triple Jump (7th); Jamison Schroeder, Bridgeport, Triple Jump (8th); Luke Kindred, Oroville, Pole Vault (5th place)
GIRLS TRACK STANDINGS / STATE QUALIFIERS CTL Track Finals: Cashmere 133, Chelan 89, Okanogan 82, Cascade 70, Quincy 65, Tonasket 61, Brewster 33, Omak 22. Tonasket 1A State Qualifiers: Emily Mills, 400 (5th); 4x400 Relay (Mills, Spear, Walts, Dellinger). CTL 1A Medalists: Emily Mills, Tonasket (5th); Angela Knishka, Cashmere, 800 (State Champion), 1600 (2nd); Maddy Parton, Cascade, 300 Hurdles (8th); Cashmere 4x100 Relay (8th); Cashmere 4x400 Relay (4th); Cashmere 4x400 (6th); Karle Pittsinger, Chelan Shot Put (State Champion), Discus (2nd); Kara Staggs, Okanogan, Javelin (State Champion); Brette Boesel, Brewster, High Jump (5th). CWL North Sub-District Track Finals: Oroville 92, Bridgeport 69, Liberty Bell 58, Manson 47. Oroville 2B State Qualifiers: Sierra Speiker, 3200 (State Champion), 1600 (5th), 800; Kaitlyn Grunst, High Jump (6th), Long Jump, Triple Jump; Sammie Walimaki, 200; Oroville 4x400 Relay (Jewett, Barker, Grunst, Speiker); Breanna Ervin, pole vault. CWL 2B North Medalists: Sierra Speiker, Oroville, 3200 (State Champion), 1600 (5th); Claire Waechler, Liberty Bell (8th); Bridgeporte 4x100 Relay (8th); Kaitlyn Grunst, Oroville, High Jump (6th); Sarina Williams, Liberty Bell, Javelin (6th).
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March 20, 2014 edition of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune