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Motorcycle group asks for city’s cooperation with Run for the Border BY GARY A. DEVON MANAGING EDITOR

OROVILLE – Tina Jancowicz, representing the Columbia River Harley Owner’s Group (HOG) came to the Oroville City Council meeting on Tuesday, March 18, requesting street closures for motorcycle parking during the Run for the Border charity ride planned for Armed Services Day Saturday, May 17. This is the event’s Chris Branch twelfth year and involves as many as 300 motorcycle riders making their way from Wenatchee to Oroville. The expected arrival time is between 12:30 and 1 p.m., according to Jancowicz. The group is raising funds for two charities this year – the Okanogan County Shop with a Cop

Program and the Lilac Services for the Blind in Wenatchee. Councilman Walt Hart commented that Shop with a Cop was a great program. “It seems like Oroville is going to do some things to try and keep the riders up here longer which is great,” she said, referring to the Border Rally Blues Festival planned at Deep Bay Park. “We’re really doing a push to get people to come up to the park,” she said.

STREET PROJECT The city received a letter from Dave Allen, with the ASCJ Alliance recommending Versatile Industries Inc. of Ione, Wash., be awarded the bid for the Central and Cherry streets Overlay and Water Improvements project. Versatile was the low bidder at $563,312.41 (including sales tax). Councilman Jon Neal asked if anyone had heard of the contractor before and if they new what kind of job they had done in the past. “They’ve done a lot of work for the city of Colville and done a great job,” said Rod Noel, superintendent of public works.

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Public Health warns of norovirus outbreak Virus produces flu-like symptoms lasting up to three days BY GARY A. DEVON MANAGING EDITOR

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The Oroville Fire Department held fire practice on a dilapidated home on the corner of Fifth and Main volunteered by the property owners. The department lit the fire Monday, March 24, and used both hand held hoses and the city’s ladder truck to rain water on the blaze which could be seen for several blocks on the south end of town. The fire attracted lots of spectators on a warm Monday evening.

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County Public Health has released a bulletin saying that it is receiving numerous reports of a stomach illness most likely caused by the norovirus. Symptoms of norovirus usually include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and stomach cramping. Those infected begin to become ill about 24 – 48 hours after swallowing or breathing in the virus. The sickness is usually brief, lasting only one to three days. This virus is most commonly spread by eating contaminated foods or liquids, touching contaminated surfaces

or objects and then placing hands in mouth, or having direct contact with a person who is infected and showing symptoms. In order to prevent the spread of this virus in the home (and at school), Public Health suggests following these basic prevention strategies: • Wash hands with soap and warm water after using the toilet. • Wash hands with soap and warm water before handling food or ice. • Wash hands with soap and warm water before eating. • Refrain from food handling duties if currently ill and for two days after diarrhea and vomiting have stopped. • Discard foods that have been handled or prepared by someone who is, or has recently had, vomiting or diarrhea. • Promptly clean and disinfect any surfaces that become soiled with vomit or diarrhea.

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Brad Scott appointed to school board Oroville looking at restroom upgrades at elementary BY GARY A. DEVON MANAGING EDITOR

OROVILLE – Brad Scott was added to the Oroville School Board in the second at-large position, bringing the board to a full compliment of five members for the first time in nearly a year. Voters in the Oroville School District approved a redistricting measure last month combining the district’s boundaries into three sub-districts, rather than four, and created a second atlarge position. The board placed the measure on the ballot after

unsuccessful efforts to find a candidate to take the place of former school director David Nutt. No one came forward to serve who lived in Nutt’s district so the board reasoned that creating another at-large position might bring forth more candidates. After an interview at last Monday’s school board meeting, the board went into executive session to discuss the candidate’s qualifications. When they returned board chairman Rocky DeVon entertained a motion to appoint Scott in the empty director’s seat. Director Todd Hill made the motion, it was seconded by Director Travis Loudon and passed unanimously. Superintendent Steve Quick administered the oath of office and Scott took his seat on the

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board. He will be required to stand for election at the next general election if Scott chooses to remain in the position. In redistricting Hill will represent Director District #1, Amy Wise, Director District #2 and Loudon, Director District 3. DeVon will remain Director At-Large. Under “Good News and Announcements” Elementary School Principal Joan Hoehn announced that fourth grader Leo Chen had placed second at the regional Spelling Bee in Wenatchee on March 14.

FACILITIES UPGRADES From there the board went into discussion of facilities upgrades to the elementary school restrooms. Harvey Morrison, a con-

Oroville School District Superintendent Steve Quick administers the Oath of Office to Brad Scott as Oroville’s newest school board member. Gary DeVon/staff photo

sultant with Roen and Associates from Spokane, which consulted on the elementary roof replacement, was there to answer board questions. The money to fix the restrooms will come from a special voter approved three-year levy to fix the elementary roof

(completed) and other projects at that building. “The guiding issue is that we have to do it per the current code,” said Morrison, explaining that the bathrooms, both north and south, would have to be brought into compliance with the

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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Morrison said the plumbing work would be about 25 to 30 percent of the project’s costs and all together if both restrooms are remodeled it could cost between

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Molson-Chesaw Fire wins again

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The Molson Chesaw Fire Department claimed victory for the second year running in last Wednesday’s Donkey Basketball games sponsored by the Oroville Booster Club. The Oroville Fire Department placed second after a playoff with the MCFD. Green Machine and Community Auto tied for third.

Top, Phil Dart holds the trophy, above Mason and Katie Wall share a ride; below, OFD’s Jay Lynch awaits the ball.

Above, the thundering herd, twins Grayson and Rhyder Pooler; below MolsonChesaw Fire Department in action.

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Council | FROM A1 Neal made the motion to approve the bid and it was seconded by Councilman Tony Koepke and passed unanimously. The project consists of grinding and overlaying existing pavement, installing new water main and services, curb, gutter and sidewalk replacements to accommodate ADA ramps, pavement markings, traffic control and utility adjustments.

Community Development Update Chris Branch, Oroville’s director of Community Development, discussed several issues, including proposed changes to the governance of the RTPO (Regional Transportation Planning Organization). There has been talk of changing which members pay dues and which have the right to vote. The RTPO helps to make regional transportation decisions in Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties. “The cities and towns of Okanogan County kind of got cornered on the idea of pay to play and the idea that they always have to travel to Wenatchee,” said Branch, who added there had been a vote to change he organizations structure. He added that the manager of he planning department in Olympia, who was contacted by the mayor of Twisp, has stated that she would like to see the RTPO stay the same a it is.

“The mayor also contacted Sen. Linda Parlette and she is not in favor of changing the structure either,” said Branch. Branch said that there was also a presentation on expansion of the Heavy Haul Corridor prior to the last RTPO. There has been a push from the south end of the county to expand it, however, Oroville, which has greatly benefited from the Corridor would like to see it stay as it is. Tonasket Mayor Patrick Plumb has also stated that he doesn’t want the additional traffic going through his town without significant infrastructure upgrades. “Dan Sarles, regional director of the state Department of Transportation, talked a lot about what it would cost to improve the pavement... to expand the corridor to Brewster his best estimate is that it would be $55 million,” said Branch. Branch said that John Wyss, president of the Okanogan County Farm Bureau, suggested an expanded Heavy Haul Route would allow import of more items from Canada. “He was very speculative about fruit being shipped down from Canada, whole timber logs and perhaps hog fuel for the mill,” said Branch, adding, “This discussion should really be on a regional level because a lot of communities would be affected.” Branch expected to have more information for the council at

their Tuesday, April 1 meeting. The Community Development director also informed the council that Okanogan County Planning and Public Works are trying to clarify the parameters of the Similkameen Trailhead project and whether or not pit toilets would be approved as alternates to water/sewer serviced toilets. Branch also said the county commissioners had brought up using some of the lodging tax money that currently goes to the Methow trails for use in the north end of the county. Lastly, Branch said he had gotten a call from Ryan Skinner of Carbon Cycle Crush, which currently produces canola oil at their Oroville facility. He told Branch the company has eight employees and that the plant runs 24 hours a day, five days a week. “They’ve been talking about proceeding with their waste to energy plan, something they had discussed before. They have some new investors and it sounds like it has some real potential.”

New Sergeant Oroville Police Chief Clay Warnstaff asked permission to promote Corporal Todd Hill to the position of Sergeant within the police force starting April 1. Hill was successful in completing his Sergeant Oral Board earlier this month. The council approved the promotion and agreed to not fill the corporal position.

Improve your woodlot, learn to thin and prune Submitted by Sherry Bodkins

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OKANOGAN – Do you own your land for a number of reasons? Thinning your woods is an important forest management practice and can help you protect your property and these multiple-values. Reasons for thinning include 1) increase tree vigor and resistance to insects, diseases, and structural weakness, 2) reduce hazardous fuels to prevent wildfire, 3) improving growth and quality, 4) enhance wildlife habitat by opening the canopy to increase the development of understory vegetation and access, 5) improving stand appearance, 6) provide an intermediate flow of wood and income, and 7) to

control undesired tree species and characteristics. This field day will help you assess your woodlot’s susceptibility to certain fates and give you – literally – the tools you’ll need for deciding your tolerance to these risks. Pruning your trees can improve the quality/grade of the tree at the time of harvest, reduce ladder fuels for wildfire protection, and improve the aesthetic beauty of your woods. A hands-on demonstration will allow you to gain experience in the art and science of pruning. On Saturday, April 5 from 9 a.m. to noon, the Washington State University Extension, Washington Department of Natural Resources, and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service will conduct a forest thin-

ning and pruning demonstration. The various considerations, techniques, and trade-offs of thinning and pruning will be discussed. Managing slash and cost-share assistance programs will also be covered. The demonstration will take place at the residence of Rae and Mark Morris at 64 Fire Springs Rd., Tonasket. There is a $20 registration fee which covers all materials and a forest health assessment instrument. A brochure with more detailed information, driving directions and the registration form can be found at http://forestry.wsu.edu, or contact your local WSU Extension office. For more information contact WSU Extension Forester Andy Perleberg at (509) 667-6540 or by email at andyp@wsu.edu

$400,000 and $450,000. He added that the project was more than could be done in house with the maintenance staff and suggested a good plumbing contractor be hired. “It would be a push to get it done in the summer for all four bathrooms (two boys and two girls). I suggest the district hire an architect. We’d need a plan done by the end of April to give us three weeks to advertise for bids. When school is out then we’ve got to get in to do the demolition,” he said. Morrison suggested the district get all four bathrooms designed and if it fits the budget to do all four, if not to go for just two. One of the sets of bathrooms had plumbing redone through a grant, while the other has major plumbing issues with the pipes running under the floor. In fact, the water supply was rerouted from the cafeteria when the old pipes went bad, according to Supt. Quick. “Once we get the bids we will know more about costs,” said Quick. Director DeVon asked Morrison if the project had to be brought up to ADA standards if only fixtures were replaced and if there was a threshold where ADA was required or not. “I think if the funds are available we should upgrade to ADA,” said Director Hill. “I’d like to see it done and done right, but we still have to finish the upgrades to the HVAC system from the bond money,” said Quick. Shay Shaw, the district’s business manager, said she would be interested in getting some good estimates of costs. She added that the money to do the project will probably be enough if it is in the $400,000 range, however, she reminded the board, the money from the bond is being collected

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Leo Chen, an Oroville Elementary fourth grader, came in second at the regional Spelling Bee in Wenatchee on March 20 League, according to Dagnon. Kelly said that the social studies class has been focussing on the local community and the local environment. She said Kay Sibley, director of the Okanogan Borderlands Historical Society, came to talk with the class. “She’s a good reference for local history,” said Kelly. The students also met with George Penner, who dresses in Mountain Man attire and talks about black powder and early settlers to the area, according to Kelly. “Another big portion of our studies is on the Native Americans in the area. It is important to see real people and their connection to our area,” she said. Kelly said the two teachers went to Waterville to learn more about the Leader In Me program. “We saw some great murals and art, Mrs. Dagnon got inspired,” Kelly said, and showed a slide of a new mural Dagon has done at the elementary school.

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Reports The board heard reports from student representative Lily Hilderbrand, Supt. Quick and the two principals. They also heard reports from the winter sports coaches, as well as two teachers who were invited to talk with the board. This meeting it was third grade teachers Patricia Dagnon and Heather Kelly, who talked about the third grade social studies and science programs. Dagnon, who teaches science, said the students had visits from representatives from the Okanogan County Conservation District. “They talked about erosion and deposition one time and another time about plants of the Okanogan,” said Dagnon. “The kids really liked it because they could really get hands-on.” Dagnon added that last year Kinross Gold came and gave a presentation and the kids got to play geologist using M&Ms. The students also went on a field trip to Stonerose in Republic to dig for fossils. “That’s always a big hit,” she said. Dagnon said the third grade has gotten a couple ESD grants, one involving geodes and the other a project where they made wind chimes and learned about how sound travels and behaves. In learning about the human body the students had a visit from Confluence Health Care and they also made joints from sticks and rubber bands. Another big hit is the assembly featuring Lisa Lindsay of the Okanogan Wildlife

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over three years, so not all of it has been collected yet. “I still have some concerns about costs,” said DeVon. The board agreed to get some architectural designs made so the project could go out to bid.

class room of the Oroville Elementary School. We were a group of 50 kids in one room. Some of us had a seatmate at a small wood desk and we learned what togetherness was and soon became like family. Mrs. Ethel C. Reed was our teacher and could barely squeeze in and out of the rows of desks as she checked our papers of newsprint with lines. One pencil sharpener hung on the wall for the lot of us to stand in line to sharpen our pencils every morning. Jimmy was a shy quiet boy from Ellemeham Mountain west of town. It was a three mile walk to and from school, come rain, shine, or snow. He was an excellent student, never getting into trouble and would turn “beet” red if one of us girls smiled at him. He was always polite and well-mannered but always on the edge looking on. Somehow we finally arrived into Jr. High, a new school across the road. There we me Mrs. Coulton, our English teacher. She insisted we all learn poems like, “Old Ironsides”, “Ivanhoe”, “The Courtship of Miles Standish,” and sections of “Romeo and Juliet.” Jimmy told us that he learned the poems while milking the cows and walking to and from school when he missed the bus. He could recite each one word for word without error.

Meanwhile, while most of the rest of us were involved in romance and other extra activities, Jimmy was learning important things like English, Math, Chemistry, Science, and Algebra; always with a polite manner and a shy smile. I believe we took him for granted. If we got stuck with a problem, he was always there to give us help in almost every subject. In May of 1947 there were 27 of us that received our diplomas from Oroville High School. Jimmy was one of the top ten with high grades. After graduation and our goodbyes, we all went our separate ways getting together again on May Day and Class Reunions. Jimmy loved anything to do with panning for gold and searching the skies with his telescope. At one of our Class Reunions at Deep Bay, Jimmy showed up 2 hours late with a watermelon under each arm and his telescope bag hanging over one shoulder. We all searched the heavens while Jimmy told us the names of each constellation and why the moon was full once a month. From time to time at our reunions we could persuade Jimmy to recite some of the poems he learned in Jr. High School. He never forgot them. Since most of the classmates were married we would ask him about still being single. He would reply, “Oh! Golly, if I ever got a wife in my house I would never be able to find her”! He did have a house full of treasures! Jimmy always carried a camera and took pictures at all our reunions. He kept track of everyone and freely shared his photos. At one of our reunions breakfasts Jimmy and I sat together. He said, “By Golly Darleene, you are looking pretty thin. You need to eat more”. He then took one of his fried eggs and put it on my plate adding “Now maybe you will gain a pound or two”. That was Jimmy's way, always concerned and thoughtful about all his friends. Many times he would give me a $20 bill for re-

union expenses. When my son died, Jimmy came to my house. He said, “I didn't know what to do for you so I brought you a box of chocolates”. I was touched by his simple act of sympathy. We sat together drinking coffee and eating chocolates. He cried with me as I shared my grief. That's the kind of friend he was, always a gentleman but tender toward anyone that hurt. When I decided to move to Burley, Idaho, after living in Oroville for 76 years, Jimmy came to my moving sale and watched me sell most of my “stuff ”. There was little to sit on except the sturdy wooden apple boxes so he went home and returned with a lovely rocking chair. He said, “This is for you to sit in now and to take with you.” It now has a place of honor in my home and a remembrance of a wonderful friend. Jimmy always planned to drive 800 miles to visit me. When I asked about when he would come he would always say, “By Golly I just haven't had time to get ready yet?” One day he called me and told me that he would drive to Wenatchee, have open heart surgery, and drive back home in a day or two. It was sad to see him getting old and crippled. He accepted his condition graciously without complaint in spite of the pain. I have returned to Oroville for a couple of May Day Class Reunions and Jimmy was always there. His greeting was, “By Golly Darleene, I really miss you.” Our last time together was watching the May Day Parade, enjoying a tour through the Depot and eating an ice cream cone on the Veranda. I always loved hearing of his adventure and sharing so much of his life. Jimmy was a faithful fixture in Oroville. He was held in high regard. I'm sure he has found the “gold” he so diligently searched for. ~Farewell Jimmy, “By Golly.” Darleene Loney-Kidwell-Owyen Class of 1947

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NVH recognized for improvements Submitted by Kathy Swedberg, RN North Valley Hospital

SEATTLE - North Valley Hospital’s work to improve patient safety reduce the cost of care was recently recognized in a quarterly progress report from the Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) as part of North Valley Hospitalís work in the Partnership for Patients initiative. “Partnership for Patients is a national effort to help hospitals work together to improve quality,” said Linda Michel, CEO. “We are excited to see that our work is paying off and that we are making noticeable improvements. This is going to be an ongoing effort and while the numbers may vary from quarter to quarter, we believe we are on a path of continuous improvement.” The Partnership for Patients is a nationwide collaborative effort, funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, to reduce the number of hospitalacquired conditions by 40 percent and hospital readmissions by 20 percent by the end of 2014. North Valley Hospital is one of 97 WSHA hospitals participating in this initiative. North Valley Hospital achieved a 40 percent reduction or was in the top quartile of WSHA Partnership for Patient Hospitals for the following areas of improvement for 2013: Adverse Drug Events involving anticoagulants; Adverse Drug Events involving opioids (narcotics); Early Elective Deliveries; Injuries from falls or immobility; Pressure Ulcers development during hospital-

ization; Postoperative Venous thromboembolism (blood clot); and Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections Background on Partnership for Patients. “The Partnership for Patients contract has enabled us to make impressive improvements in patient safety in all the participating hospitals,” said WSHA Senior Vice President for Patient Safety Carol Wagner. “We have been able to provide extensive education, best-practice implementation, and rapid response to problems. The hospitals doing this work are helping to test and model the best ways to keep patients safe in the hospital. It benefits their patients, but it also benefits all patients.” The initiative focuses on reducing harm in 10 key areas. Not all 10 initiatives apply to rural hospitals. Data about these areas are gathered from the hospitals and evaluated on an ongoing basis by WSHA staff. Hospitals who are successful in making improvements share their experiences; hospitals that are having trouble can get access to national experts to help them identify and solve problems. Reports about each hospitalís goals are sent quarterly so that trends and best practices can be quickly acted upon. The areas of focus are adverse drug events; catheter-associated urinary tract infections; central line-associated bloodstream infections; injuries from falls and immobility; obstetrical adverse events; pressure ulcers; surgical site infections; venous thromboembolism; ventilator-associated pneumonia; and preventable readmissions. Collectively, the Washington

State Hospital Association Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) has accomplished: * 87% reduction in early elective deliveries ñ resulting in over 2,000 babies allowed to mature, saving $5 million * 84% reduction in ventilator-associated pneumonia from baseline ñ resulting in two fewer patients experiencing ventilatorassociated pneumonia a week, saving $3.5 million * 57% reduction in stage II, III and IV (or unstageable) pressure ulcersñ resulting in one fewer patient experiencing a pressure ulcer a week, saving $3.5 million The Partnership for Patients initiative is being lead locally by the Washington State Hospital Association and nationally by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. WSHA was one of 26 health care organizations in the U.S. to be awarded a contract by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in 2011. WSHA and the Washington State Medical Association have partnered to support hospitals and medical practices in Washington, Alaska and Oregon in their efforts to reduce patient harm. By joining this initiative, hospitals and health care providers across the nation pledged to make health care safer, more reliable and less costly ñ ultimately saving thousands of lives and millions of dollars. WSHA provides member hospitals with trainings, data, tools and other resources to help them reach these patient safety goals. More information on the WSHA Partnership for Patients can be found at www.wsha.org/ partnershipforpatients.cfm.

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William Ray (Wiley) Daigle, Sedro-Woolley, was born on May 23, 1960 in Yakima, Washington. His younger years were spent in the Sunnyside area; in 1973, the family moved to Tonasket where he was very involved in football, basketball and baseball along with many extra- curricular activities. His zest for all that he did left him with a lifelong nickname of “Wild Bill.” He was raised with a strong work ethic and was given much opportunity for practice in the family’s orchards, hay fields, the Inlow Angus Ranch, John Forde’s hay fields and Gavin’s Gas Station. In his leisure time he spent many hours riding dirt bikes and water skiing on Palmer Lake. Bill graduated from Tonasket High School in 1978 and then moved to Spokane where he obtained an electrician’s degree from SCC. His life was soon enhanced forever when he married Evon Jo Webber, the love of his life, on April 20, 1986. They lived in Spokane and Tonasket; then they made their permanent home in the Skagit Valley. They began fostering children in 1994 and as a result became adoptive parents to Krystal, Shayla and Elizabeth. He made a commitment to Christ in 1989 and has been tirelessly serving Him since. He and Evon have made Faith Baptist Church in Burlington their church home where he served as an AWANA leader, deacon, worship leader, children’s ministry team chairman and various other roles which included hosting an annual campout at their

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Obituaries home. Donations in memory of William mad be made to the Daigle Family Home Fund at Skagit State Bank. For his entire adult life, Bill worked as an electrician both in the IBEW local 191 and as the CEO of his own WRD Electric. His skill and abilities in the electrical and construction world were recognized by all who ever worked with him. There was nothing he couldn’t build or fix. A clear display of his handiwork is the place he called home where he and Evon cleared and developed a piece of property from dense forest to what is now a pristine residence, every aspect of which, from dirt digging to finish work, he had his handprint on. He loved to hunt, especially elk with his favorite hunting partner, his father-in-law, John Webber. This last fall a lifelong dream came true of being drawn for the Washington State Moose tag and he bagged his second moose. This was great material for his annual Christmas letter, “The Hunt;” some years the return on the investment was in the story alone. Other things he loved were NASCAR (runs in the blood), vacationing in Hawaii with Evon, riding his horses, working the farm, and relaxing with friends and family. He will be missed by all. He is preceded in death by his father, Dana P. Daigle and his grandparents. William is survived by wife Evon, and three daughters: Krystal, Shayla (granddaughter, Sativa) and Elizabeth, and a large blended family: his mother Ruth, father Bill (Bobbi) Wiley, in-laws John (Darla) Webber, Joanne (Ted) Clifford, Greg Daigle, Kristi (Rich) Hutchins, Dirk (Becki) Daigle, Michelle Chunn, Malcom (Janet) Chunn, Jim Wiley, David Webber, aunts, uncles, cousins: Marty (Bev) Light, Angel (Bruce) Ross, Scott (Alice) Makino and Naudice Duncan, nieces Kailee (Kelsey) Tanneberg, Rachel Hutchins, Lexi Daigle nephews: Rich (Jill) Hutchins, Daniel Daigle, John (Dawn) Webber, great nieces Clara and Natalee Hutchins, Taundra and Myra Webber, great nephews Jaden Webber and Trey Hutchins and other nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life was held on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Christ the

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King Community Church, 988 Fountain Street, Burlington, Wash. with Pastor Justin Howe officiating.

Saturday, April 12, 2014 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Oroville High School Commons. Arts & Entertainment, Fairs & Festivals. No Cost. Contact Melisa Turner / blossom. ministries@gmail.com 509-476-2246. Admission Free (please bring a Food Drive Donation). 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!

OROVILLE

NEW Hope Bible Fellowship

Service Time: Sun., 10:30 a.m.  Wed., 6:30 p.m. Estudio de la Biblia en español Martes 6:30 p.m. 923 Main St. • ocbf@ymail.com Mark Fast, Pastor www.BrotherOfTheSon.com

Faith Lutheran Church

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

Immaculate Conception Parish

Sharon Payne

Sharon Payne

Sharon Payne, 70, of Oroville, died March 21, 2014 in Tonasket. She was born in Tilton, Illinois on August 22, 1943 and was raised in Rantoul, Ill. Six years ago she moved to Oroville to be close to family. Sharon had three children, Scott of Oroville, Robert of Danville, Ill, and Michelle of Danville, Ill. She had five grandchildren, Sam, Alica, Scotty, Tammy and Tommy and three great grandchildren, Tyler, Cody and Katie. She is also survived by brothers Charles “Butch” Hunt and Bruce Hunt. Sharon was an amazing needlepointer and a loving grandmother. She will be missed and loved forever. Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, Alice and Douglas and sister Nancy Hunt. Private family services will be held. Please share your thoughts and memories of Sharon by signing her online guestbook at www. berghfuneralservice.com

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

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

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

Oroville United Methodist

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

Valley Christian Fellowship

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

Trinity Episcopal

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

Church of Christ

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

CHESAW

Chesaw Community Bible Church

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

MOLSON Community Christian Fellowship

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

RIVERSIDE Riverside Lighthouse - Assembly of God

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

TONASKET Holy Rosary Parish

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

Immanuel Lutheran Church

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

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

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

Crossroads Meeting Place Tonasket Foursquare Church

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

Tonasket Community UCC

24 E. 4th, Tonasket • 486-2181

“A biblically based, thoughtful group of Christian People”

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

Seventh-Day Adventist INLAND MONUMENT CO.

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

Oroville Free Methodist

CEMETERY MARKERS

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

~ 62 years of serving you ~

LOOMIS

Monuments & Bronze

See Us First for Greater Savings BUILD A LASTING TRIBUTE TO YOUR LOVED ONE Where pride in craftsmanship still exist today!

Sales Representative Joy Lawson

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

Loomis Community Church

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

Whitestone Church of the Brethren

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

Ellisforde Church of the Brethren

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

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

Pastor Jim Yaussy Albright. jim.ya@hotmail.com

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


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THE TOWN CRIER We need Congress LETTERS TO THE EDITOR to fix the FOIA OPINION BY AMY BENNETT ASSISTANT DIRECTOR - OPENTHEGOVERNMENT.ORG

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a critical law for making sure the public has a fighting chance to get copies of records the government might not want it to see. For more than 40 years, people have used the FOIA to uncover evidence of government waste, fraud, abuse and illegality. More benignly, FOIA has been used to better understand the development and effects – positive and negative— of the federal government’s policies. The importance of open government and the dangers of excessive and unnecessary secrecy are paramount now, as we approach this year’s Sunshine Week. The FOIA was created to help strike a balance between protecting the government’s legitimate interests and making sure that we the public have the information we need to make informed decisions about what we will allow the government to Amy Bennett do in our name. Unfortunately, in some important ways that delicate balance has swung too far in favor of the government, especially through the overuse of the “deliberate process privilege.” And we need Congress to provide a counterweight on the side of the public’s right to know by putting tight boundaries around its use. This privilege, covered by FOIA’s Exemption 5, is intended in large part to allow agency officials the freedom to share ideas and advice offthe-record. The government’s reliance on the privilege is much more extensive, however. Over time, the government has expanded the scope of material they consider subject to Exemption 5 to the point that it covers practically anything that is not a final version of a document. Among many people who frequently file FOIA requests, Exemption 5 is referred to as the government’s “We don’t want to give it to you” exemption. In one particularly egregious example, the government has been relying on Exemption 5 to deny the public access to copies of opinions by the Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel. Although the government argues that these memos are simply advice from the president’s lawyers, the reality is that these memos include the government’s reading of what agencies are allowed to do under statute. And, once OLC opinions are adopted, they have the effect of law. In recent years, we have seen the government use Exemption 5 to hide the legal basis of controversial government practices, including the torture of detainees, the use of drones to kill American citizens abroad, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s ability to easily access American’s telephone records. Congress cannot continue to allow the government to abuse FOIA’s exemption to keep the public in the dark about the law of the land. The first step toward reigning in the use of Exemption 5 is to add a public interest balancing test to the exemption. If the government is not convinced that the requested documents would advance the public interest, a requester would still have the opportunity to ask the court to independently consider the public interest in release. Secondly, Congress should specify that the exemption should not be used to withhold information forever. In the case of the president’s records, the law only allows records to be kept from the public for 12 years. Surely, we should not accord more secrecy to agency business than we allow the president of the United States.

Bennett is assistant director of OpenTheGovernment.org. This op-ed previously appeared in The Hill.

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Regarding Franken-law column Dear Editor, As usual, I enjoyed Bill Slusher’s recent Franken-law opinion piece. The treatment of Farmers by the USLD, as discussed by Bill, is an outrage. But the real problem is that the US has a “justice” system that is so corrupt, that such an outrage can take place. It is my impression, that Bill doesn’t believe in conspiracies. What is a conspiracy? According to my dictionary, a conspiracy is a combination of persons plotting secretly to commit an unlawful act. Thus, as an extreme example, a group of teenagers working together to obtain a keg for a party, are involved in a conspiracy. The world is full of conspiracies, big and small, public sector and private and always has been. The USLD, as discussed by Bill, was involved in a conspiracy inasmuch as striving to deprive farmers of their Constitutional Right to Due Process is a violation of USC Title 42 Section 1983. Re: GMO foods, Bill has an impressive list of organizations that clearly state GMO foods are completely safe. But, for my money, said list means virtually nothing. Why? ( OK, so I’m cranky. ) Over the years I have arrived at the conclusion that when lots and lots of money is involved in any situation, it is prudent to be very, very cautious and skeptical re any statements on said situation. This is especially true of any statements in support of the “lots of money” side of the equation. Why do I perceive potential problem areas? There are a couple of areas where I perceive possible problems, without doing the requisite research to uncover all such areas. First, involves the insertion of genes into food crops that make the plants insensitive to the herbicide Roundup. Second, is the insertion into food crops of genes from the Bacillus Thuringiensis that generate toxins which kill certain insects feeding on the food crop. Do these things make said food crops unsafe to eat? I do not know! I do know that neither my wife nor I wishes to serve as an unpaid guinea-pig to test the safety of Monsanto’s creations. Where the requisite information is available, we strive to buy foods which are organic and/or non GMO. “You pays your money and takes your choice.” Per Bill, some nuts even believe that Monsanto wants to “take over the world food supply”. Where would anyone ever get such a crazy idea when large corporations are known to bend over backwards to help their competitors increase market share. While Monsanto has been busy walking on water, they have also been busy suing farmers. ( Why let USLD have all the fun? ) A typical lawsuit involves a heritage seed grower or organic farmer located next to a

The Molson Leader

92 Years Ago March 22-29, 1922: The roof of the Kipling Grange Hall was crushed by the weight of the snow last Friday night. The building is not beyond repair and the members of the Kipling Grange to raise the roof and put the building back together after the rush of spring work is over. Several barns are reported to have collapsed during the past few days as a result of the heavy snow, which is the deepest it has been for several years. The matter of disposing of over $1,400.00 collected in taxes by the Town of Molson before the incorporation of the town as a town of the fourth class was set aside by the ruling of the Supreme Court is puzzling both local people and the county officials. It is estimated that there will be over $2,000.00 to be disposed of when the taxes are fully paid. G. L. Armstrong is the ex-treasurer of the town and the $1,400.00 is on deposit at the Molson State Bank. (From the Oroville Gazette) About eighty head of cattle belonging to The Osoyoos Land & Cattle Co. of British Columbia, were rounded up Friday by Deputy Collector of Customs, W. A. Grebe and Marshall E. G. Weldon at the N. G. Barolos ranch northeast of Oroville. (2014 note -This is the current location of the Veranda Beach property) The cattle were being grazed on the Barolos property. The law provides for the bringing of cattle across the line, under bond, for exhibition or breeding purposes but no provision is made for feeding. An effort is being made to settle for a cash penalty and not to create a forfeiture of the cattle. The engine on the mixed train was derailed Monday morning, when it ran into a mudslide on the Oroville grade one mile below Circle. Local Section Foreman, J. Grasso, took the train crew to Oroville and another engine was brought to assist in getting the derailed engine back on track. Wm. Zosel and W. Walten purchased the planer formerly operated by the Osoyoos Lumber Co., and moved it to their sawmill on Pontiac Ridge. This planer is larger than the one they have been using and it has been lying idle since the Osoyoos sawmill was destroyed y fire. The Dunlap Mercantile Co. has sold its Tonasket Branch to J. H. Thomas, a former merchant of Tonasket. The branch store in Tonasket has been operated for the past two months, the company having taken over the store formerly known as the Apparel Shop in January.

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50 Years Ago March 19 - 26, 1964: Last Wednesday

farmer who grows GMO foods. When pollen from such a GMO grower inevitably blows over the the heritage and/or organic crops, the latter is obviously damaged by exposure to the unwanted GMO genes. Monsanto then turns around and sues the victim for patent infringement. The problem has been so severe that a large percentage of the independent American and Canadian farmers have banded together for protection and to sue Monsanto. In its usual zeal to look after us “little guys” the Supreme Court in, Case. No. 13-303, recently upheld the right of Monsanto to sue farmers whose fields are inadvertently contaminated with Monsanto materials. All of this has been beneficial for Monsanto. As of 2013, roughly 85% of corn, 91% of soybeans and 88% of cotton produced in the US is Genetically Modified. Incidentally, if you want to do some interesting research, do some reading about the severe danger of a narrow gene pool. Mason E Hess Tonasket

Awesome community support Dear Editor, On behalf of the entire 2013-2014 OHS Lady Hornets Basketball Team, we would like to thank the awesome community of Oroville for the outpouring of support this year and especially as we headed to Richland to play against DeSales. To be able to wear the Oroville uniform for the first time ever in the final 16 was such a blessing for all of us. Thank you again for continuing to have faith and believing in us; the team will continue to work hard and try to achieve this and more next year and beyond. Sincerely, Team Captains Lily Hilderbrand, Brittany Jewett, and Meagan Moralez

Not the right kind of injustice Dear Editor, A recent letter said we have an obligation to point out injustice when we see it. The first injustice was the baldfaced lie, “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan. If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.” Verifiable cancellation numbers are now over 4 million! The second injustice was how the law was supposedly passed. Obamacare was allegedly signed into law in March 2010. If you recall, Nancy Pelosi’s Democratic majority in the House of Representatives was unable to pass their version of a healthcare law. Because all revenue bills have to originate

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was the sixteenth “Happy Birthday” at the Oroville Kiwanis meeting. Charter Members present were: Jerry Dull, Lester Roberts, Joe Hardenburgh, N. E. Petry, Bill Witham, Ben Prince, Hugh Apple, Charles Sawyer and Tom Dull. Two Eastern Washington College students from Oroville are members of the 73 voice EWSC Symphonic Choir, which will make a four-day tour of Eastern Washington starting Monday, March 23. They are Bryon W. Gjerde, a sophomore music major and son of Arthur and Irene Gjerde and Dorothy C. Roberts, daughter of Lester and Ellen Roberts. Both are Oroville graduates and majoring in music. For those who are interested, the ice on Lake Osoyoos broke up on Wednesday, March 18. Ski enthusiasts are invited to put the slats on for one big week-end of skiing, Friday night, March 20. Skiing is reported to be excellent at the site. Because of the lack of interest, this will be the last weekend of skiing, so everyone is urged to make one last fling on the hill. A resolution calling for a 10 mill levy for the General Fund was passed by the Molson School Board at their regular meeting on February 4. This is to enable to District to maintain three teachers. Owing to the rising cost of operation it was felt necessary to call for the vote. Voting will be March 20, 1964, from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the school kitchen in Molson and the Frank Teas workshop at Chesaw. Kathleen Anderson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Anderson, has been chosen by the Oroville High School students to reign over the 30th Annual May Day festivities as the 1964 May Day Queen. The Queen’s attendants are seniors, Angie Milicia and Edna Cockle. The American Legion Hodges Post #84 and the Oroville Kiwanis Club has announced the selection of two junior boys to attend Boy’s State on June 1 -21. They are Howard Chamber, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Chamberlin and Walt Hart III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walt Hart, Jr. The American Legion Auxiliary has chosen Kay Walker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Walker to attend the Girl’s State this year from June 15 to 22 in Ellensburg. Weather Wise, by Marge Frazier, official observer: March 11, 51 maximum and 38 minimum; March 12, 49 and 27; March 13, 49 and 18; March 14, 52 and 37; March 15, 63 and 27; March 16, 51 and 33 and March 17, 50 and 32. Total precipitation, .26”. Grocery bargains: 32 oz jar of Miracle Whip, $.49; 3 lb. tin of

in the House, the Senate found a bill that met those qualifications: HR3590, a military housing bill. They essentially stripped the bill of its original language and turned it into the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), aka Obamacare. The next injustice was how the President has chosen to enforce parts of the law or literally, rewrite it as he pleases! Changing enforcement deadlines have and will keep things quiet till after elections. According to his oath of office, the President shall take care that the laws are faithfully executed, as per Article II Section 3 of the Constitution. The Legislative Branch is the only branch which creates law, as per the Constitution! Then, the Supreme Court decides to hear the case. Exactly, which law were they ruling on, since it was rewritten by the President so many times it didn’t even resemble the original one? Their eventual ruling was an open and hostile violation of the Constitution’s separation of powers by the U.S. Supreme Court to not only rewrite ObamaCare, but to simultaneously unite the power of making and interpreting law into their own unelected hands. Next, Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report says that under the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare, 30 million non-elderly Americans will remain without health insurance up until 2022. One of the main arguments the Obama administration made for passing the Affordable Care Act was that it would provide coverage for the uninsured. Next, President Obama’s promise on the campaign trail to enact a healthcare law that would “cut the cost of a typical family’s premium by up to $2,500 a year.” People signing up are reporting premiums of several hundred dollars per month with deductibles of several thousand dollars each for treatment and medicine! People who had coverage and were being treated for cancer, for example, are being told by their providers they can no longer treat them, essentially giving them a death sentence! Any injustice there folks? Next, our embarrassment of a senator, Patty Murray, on the floor of OUR Senate, calling the people who claim they are having numerous problems with Obamacare liars! Then let’s mention the abysmal screening process for processors! There are convicted criminals gathering sensitive personal information. At least 43 convicted criminals are working as Obamacare navigators in California, including three individuals with records of significant financial crimes. Where else are they? Talk about the potential for identity theft! I agree there is plenty of injustice, but not the imagined kind the writer created. David Wolosik Oroville

shortening, $.49; Large AA eggs, $.49 per doz; SureFresh TV dinners, 3 for $1.00; Beef livers, $.29 per lb.; 8 lb. Margarine, $1.00; Carnation Evaporated Milk, 8 cans $1.00; cut up stewing chickens, $.25 lb.

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25 Years Ago March 23 -30, 1989: A lifetime dream was realized by Stephanie Lynn Turner was selected as Oroville’s 55th May Day Queen. Queen Stephanie was chosen from five candidates, all who could be considered Royal at the Selection Night Pageant last Saturday. Chosen as her princesses were Maura Jackson and April Noel. The five candidates were judged on poise, appearance, a speech on “What Oroville Means to Me” and their answers to impromptu questions. On June 10, the Oroville High School alumni will hold another reunion honoring the classes of 1939 and 1940 as well as all alumni, especially those who went to the “Old Brick School on the Hill.” The reunion is to be held at the Oroville Grange Hall with registration at 9 a.m. All alumni are welcome. The Floyd Thornton family will kick-off the “Run Away From Drugs;” will start the baton on its 350 mile journey from the Canadian Border to the Oregon Border. The Thornton family, from Tonasket, Washington, will start with at 6 a.m. with Floyd carrying the baton for 14 miles and will hand off to his son Bob. In order then brother Bruce and Florence, Floyd’s wife and the mother of the two boys, will hand off to the next runner. Despite the cool, damp weather Saturday, hundreds of youngsters and their parents were on hand for the annual Easter Egg Hunt in Oroville. Sponsored by the Oroville Eagles Auxiliary, the event is popular with the local young fry. But, watch our -it’s dangerous to be in front of the onrushing youth as word “go” sounds off the start. Letter to the Editor: We, the kids of Deerpath Drive, challenge all kids in Oroville to clean up their neighborhoods. In conjunction with “Oroville Clean up of the Century” on April 15, we want our neighborhoods to look good again too! Signed, Kids do make a difference! Dustin Christensen, Molly Noel, T. J. Thrasher, Tyler Thrasher, Sarah Noel, Kirsten Bergh and others. Real estate bargains: Strike while the iron is hot! Half acre with excellent access, power, water, nice pine tree cover and even a 24 x 24 utility building. The owner is desperate and has dropped the price from $9,000 to $4,000; Price reduction on this beautiful home. 5 bedrooms, 2 fireplaces, 2 full finished floors, hardwood floors, handy kitchen, 1.5 miles north of Tonasket, $75,000.


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Okanogan Valley Life A visit to the ‘wet’ side of the state We spent last week over on the so called “wet side” of the mountains. We were on the Olympia Peninsula in Port Townsend where we go periodically for rest and recreation. It was very pleasant with lush greens and colorful pastel flowering shrubs and bushes and of course an abundance of bright yellow daffodils. We took a ferry to Coupeville, Wash., home of Jin Ming former pastor of the Oroville United Church, and her husband Sho Sho. She has a large church, with committees to help with the work and her health is much improved and she

sends greetings to all who remember her. One day we had a mini Peterson reunion, cousins of Clayton’s, and one day we drove Sequim, a town which is vastly growing, mostly by retirees, because of the climate. The rainfall there is the same as in Oroville, so we are told. Radio reception on the pass is always very poor, and attempting to listen to a Gonzaga game, was near impossible, but they won anyway, but playing Arizona Sunday night was a different story. Needless to say, they weren’t at their best. Perhaps the best part of the trip was

arriving home safely and that my friends the sun the next, in many places. Another sign if spring is all the yard is a sure sign of old age. We have been told that Noble Law sale signs, seen. So, that means we should get busy and clean out is being moved to a Care the storage sheds and closCenter in the Seattle area, ets. Remember if you haven’t near his son, Keith. used it or worn it, in a year, In 1964 cigarettes were you don’t really need it. Easy deemed harmful to our for someone else to say, but health, and were labeled so, often just as soon as we let now 50 years later marijuana go, then we need it, right? is offered for sale with no Soon, it will be Easter and label advising that it is harmwe need decorated cakes and ful to your health. Hmmmm! cookies for bake sales and Those with their favorite grandkids. It’s easy to make asparagus spots will soon be THIS & THAT green grass for decorating, checking them out, as I think Joyce Emry by adding a few drops of it will soon be time for gathgreen coloring to a cup (or ering it. Is your Sunday night “supper” pop- more) of shredded coconut in a plastic bag, shaking it a bit, and no dish to wash. corn? It’s a habit at our house. This is the time of the year that baby Or just pastel butter frosting on sugar calves are to be seen. They can be so cookies. Butter just really makes things frisky one minute and lazily basking in better doesn’t it?

Fabulous Fondue Dinner a winner Submitted by Jackie Valiquette

Time to get the “clicky” tires off my little car, as I’m sure it ain’t gonna snow any more this year. And time to clean the flower pots and get them ready for some fresh stuff. While others are getting ready to do the first mowing of the season… we rearrange the river rocks, and they don’t need to be watered either. Of course it was a terrible thing, the disappearance of the plane, Flight 370, but must it be on the airwaves 24-7? But this Monday morning it seems they are making some progress. When folks think they are safe and sound in a small community, Oso, Wash., along comes a mud slide raising havoc, even killing at least eight confirmed. Oso is in the Arlington, Wash. area. And, don’t forget the scrumptious brunch at the Molson grange next Sunday, March 30.

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The presentation of fondues, salads and breads was oh, so impressive at our second annual Fabulous Fondue Dinner at Esther Bricques Winery. The hungry crowd savored amazing foods and the joy of a beautiful sunny day. The delectable delights included about a dozen fondues – cheddar cheese, garlicbutter, stout, blue cheese, Irish

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The Aurora Masonic Lodge meets on the top floor of the Oroville Grange Hall. The Oroville chapter will be celebrating 100 years in a public ceremony next Saturday, March 29

Masons of Oroville to celebrate 100 years with public ceremony Submitted by Ken Neal Aurora Masonic Lodge

OROVILLE - In honor of the lOO’h anniversary of its foundation, the Aurora Masonic Lodge will be celebrating with several ceremonial events this Saturday, March 29th, at the Oroville Grange Hall, located at 622 Fir St., starting at 11:00 AM, followed by lunch and refreshments at 12:00 noon. The Most Worshipful Grand Master of the state of Washington of Free and Accepted Masons, Bruce Vesper, will be visiting the Lodge and will be conducting a Grand Lodge special communication ceremony for the purpose of reconstituting Aurora Lodge

#201. This special ceremony is open to the Public. Anyone and everyone that has ever had questions about the Masons and Masonic ceremonies are encouraged to join the celebration and observe the pageantry. The lodge’s name, Aurora, comes from mythology. Aurora was the goddess of the dawn. She opened the gates of heaven for the sun every morning. Aurora represents the growing light of the morning or the dawn of a new day. Founded in 1914, Oroville’s Aurora Masonic Lodge has been opening the gates of Masonic light for 100 years and has seen 90 different local men lead our lodge as Worshipful Masters. The

founders of this lodge would be proud of the work accomplished by their successors, keeping the lodge strong while promoting and teaching the Masonic lessons of brotherly love, friendship, and honor. Current Master of Aurora Lodge Frank Grunert will welcome many Past Masters, including some that led the lodge more than 50 years ago, including such local notables as Everett Turner PM 1962, Perry Blackler PM 1966, Chuck Hayes PM 1973, Gary Bergh PM 1975, Phil Roth PM 1993/94 and many more. The lodge is inviting everyone to enjoy this opportunity to observe some traditional Masonic work, rarely open to public view.

AURORA LODGE MASTERS 1913-2014 Herman Granger, 1913-14 ;W.G. Riste, 1915; C.A. Potter, 1916; Will O. Jones,1917; J.M.T. Williams, 1918; Albert Groulx, 1919; Geo. J. Whistler, 1920; Andrew W. Johnston, 1921; David E. Jones, 1922; S.G. Mitchell, 1923; M.L. Reed, 1924; Nicholas G. Ballas, 1925; Frank V. Covert, 1926; Joseah Robinson, 1927; John H. Finnie, 1928; Christopher S. Adams,1929; John Franklin Sampson, 1930; Robert Hill, 1931; Walter L. Bissell, 1932; James M. Johnson, 1933; Walter L. McAviney, 1934; Ward Johnston, 1935; Rodger W. Benson, 1936; Louis M. Norelius, 1937; Wm. C. Gocke, 1938; Joe Hardenburgh, 1939;Clair E. Thayer, 1940; Thomas Ray, 1941; Howard S. Boyer, 1942; Peter Janz, 1943; William H. Neller, 1944; Claude E. DeVore, 1945; Paul H. Koeler , 1946; Lloyd H. Priebe, 1947; Werden A. Clark, 1948; Herman L. VanPool, 1949; Hans J. Bergh, 1950; Harold R. Wilson, 1951; Luther E. Phillips, 1952; Joseph Chrisman, 1953; Warren W. Carey, 1954; Charles W. Wilder, 1955; Floyd Forney, 1956; Clarence Schultz, 1957; Ray L. Kuntz, 1958; Kenneth Benton, 1959; Sidney Sneve, 1960; H. Ben Holden, 1961; Everett Turner, 1962; Lawrence Mahugh, 1963; Floyd Forney, 1964; Herman VanPool, 1965; Perry Blackler, 1966; Maurice Mahugh, 1967; Fred Hardenburgh, 1968; Darrell Thayer, 1969; Robert Dwyer, 1970; Gilbert Moser, 1971; Gerald Vandiver, 1972; Charles Hayes, 1973; Charles DeSpain, 1974; Gary Bergh, 1975; Dalhart Wilder, 1976; Dennis Wilder, 1977; Grant Leavell, 1978; Guy D. Fisher, 1979; Dennis Kernan, 1981; Doug Weeks, 1982; Ken Balmes, 1983; Ted Watsom, 1984; Allen Wall, 1985; Peter Kowatsch, 1986; Doug Weeks, 1987; Dennis Wilder, 1988; Gary Bergh,1989; Robert Palmer, 1990; Jerry Sneve, 1991-92; Phil Roth, 1993-94; Jerry Sneve, 1995; Steve Smith, 1996; Sam Sneve, 1997-98; Ken Neal, 1999; Gary Bull, 2000-01; Ken Neal, 2002; Dennis Wilder, 2003; Gordie Cockle, 2004-05; Bob Pellegrini, 2006; John Shaw, Jr., 2007; Rick Kelly, 2008; Rob Monroe, 2009; Marc Egerton, 2010; Buck Sylvester, 2011; Tim Boyer, 2012; Blaine Sullivan, 2013 and Frank Grunert, 2014.

Bake sale and benefit dinner coming in April Submitted by Sue Wisener Tonasket Eagles 3002

I put up my hummingbird feeder a few days ago, haven’t seen any as yet but I am sure they will be here soon if not already. The Rodeo Grounds Benefit had a great tum out for their dinner. They sold over 100 steak dinners. Don’t forget that the Ladies Auxiliary are having a bake sale

TONASKET EAGLES on Friday, April 4 at 4 p.m. All proceeds go to Our House Cancer Care in Wenatchee. Any questions please call Jean Jones at (509) 486-1704. On Saturday April 5th there will be a dinner/ dessert auction for: Cheyenne Stirek. Cheyenne is one of only 40 students chosen to attend the trip of a life time to Europe. People to People was founded by Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956 for the soul purpose to give everyday citizen of different countries the opportunity to meet and get to

know one another. As a result we will be able to understand, have friendships, and a lasting peace with each other. Dinner consists of spaghetti, salad, roll and coffee starting at 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for $6.00. Dessert Auction at 7 p.m, Karaoke by Linda Wood to follow. Pinochle scores from last Sunday are as follows: first place to Neil Fifer, second place to Jerry Cooksey, low score went to Penny Smith and last pinochle to Dave Russell. We wish all those that may be ill a speedy recovery to good health. God Bless all. The Biggest Little Eagles in the State.

St. Patrick’s Day Card Party rated a success Submitted by Dolly Engelbretson

cheddar, Mexican quesa and pepper cheese, and a couple others I can’t think of as I write this. And, then there was dessert - raspberry cream, chocolate and caramel. Yummmm. Of course, there was a variety of meats, vegetables, fruits, breads and cakes to dip into these amazing creations. Thanks to those who came; we know you had a good time. If you weren’t there, not to worry.

OROVILLE SENIOR NEWS

The ‘Saint Patrick’s Day Card Party’ was rated a success by any measure. Both rooms were filled with card and game players. Even the pool players continued on. On the pinochle side, Joyce Ward was a big winner with three

300 pinochles and a 1,500 trump. Her partner for most of the afternoon was Judy Ripley who was the high scorer. Evelyn Dull won the door prize. On the bridge side, Lloyd Curtis was the high scorer for the men; Robin Kaprowicz was high for the ladies; Virginia Walker was low. The ice cream

Bingo going to two nights a week

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Oroville Senior Center

Submitted by Marianne Knight Highlands Correspondent

Good news for the BINGO players in the area. Yeah! BINGO will have two sessions per month, starting in April. The first and third Friday’s of each Month will be marked for BINGO. That’s, April 4th and April 18th. 2014. This is a family event so bring the kids, your neighbors, relatives and come to Molson on Friday, Starting at 7 p.m. Again, the first and third Fridays of each month at 7 p.m. Come and have a good time, and you could be a winner. Do you have a favorite place on our Hilltop, a place you like to go, to meet friends or just hang out? There are lots of birds showing up in the area so remember to watch out for cars stopped in the road to take a look. We do get a lot of big and small birds here. The larger animals are starting to arrive also. Several elk were spotted over on Fields Road a week or so ago and on Nealey

last years twins (White Tail Deer) came to pay a visit. As the weather starts to warm up, more of the wildlife will be coming out of their winter homes. In the next few weeks I plan to feature some of our “Favorite Places.” Look forward to the business folks that are in our area to serve you. The winner of the Saint Patrick’s Dinner Drawing at the Mercantile was Aumon. If you need help in fixing this dinner you can ask Sandy for some pointers. At The Rodeo Club Appreciation Dinner last Saturday, there was an abundance of food and friendship. You can always find some good home cooking at a Hilltop event. The next meeting of the Molson Auxiliary will be on Thursday, April 3. The afternoon will start at noon with a pot luck. All are welcome. The meeting will be held at the home of Mary Louise Loe. Don’t forget the Pancake Breakfast on March 30th from 11

We’ll do it again next year. Make a mental note to watch for it! While it was not necessary to be present to win the Osage Orange Bowl raffle, the winner was there! It was a pleasure to present this beautiful prize, hand-crafted by local artist Cynthia Ground, in person to Jim Harrington of Osoyoos. Winter classes end this week so there’s nothing to offer! The spring catalog will be out soon, it’s green and will have a collection of classes that are always popular, first-timers, and others that have not been offered for a while. Remember, our office phone number is (509) 476-2011. social followed. Who knows? We may do this again next year, or even sooner. The speaker for the 25th will be Sylvia Williams, with Aging and Adult Care, who will speak about the Crime Victims Service Center. There is help! We welcomed three new members to our exercise classes. Still room for more. Remember to bring Box Tops for our schools! Pinochle Scores for March 22 and 29 next week. More next time! a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Grange Hall in Molson. Also that day, Sandra Vaughn has sent out an invitation to an informational meeting regarding Washington State Initiative 1329. This initiative is in support of a Constitutional Amendment declaring that corporations are not entitled to the rights granted to citizens and to authorize federal and state governments to limit, and require disclosure of, political contributions and expenditures. A short video and slide show will be shown, with discussion to follow. Beverages and baked goods will be available by donation. The meeting will be held at Fiona Gallery at Chesaw, 2052 Chesaw Rd., on Sunday afternoon, March 30 at 2 p.m. Call (509) 485-2281 for more info. On March 17, with 31 players in attendance at pinochle, the winners were: High Scores went to George Penner (again) and Judy Ripley. The Low Scores went to Everett Turner and Cleta Adams. Ray Morris was the Traveling Winner. George has informed me that there are only two more weeks of Pinochle. It will start again in October. ‘Till next week.

Financial ‘Spring Cleaning’ Can Brighten Your Investment Picture FINANCIAL FOCUS

Sandra Rasmussen Financial Advisor

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The days are getting longer and warmer — a sure indication of the arrival of spring. Another sign of the season may be the urge you get to do some spring cleaning. But you might not have realized that some of the same springcleaning techniques that can be used on your home can also apply to your investments and your overall financial strategy. Here are a few ideas to consider: • Get rid of “clutter.” As you do your spring cleaning, you may well find some clutter — a bunch of items you no longer need. As an investor, you might look at your portfolio and also find “clutter” in the form of investments that are no longer appropriate for your objectives. For example, perhaps some of them are virtual duplicates of other investments you own, thereby diminishing your potential for diversification. Or maybe

some investments are now too risky for your needs. In any case, you may be better off rebalancing your portfolio.

new child can all trigger the need to review your life insurance. And you’ll also want to make sure you have adequate disability insurance. Consult with a financial professional for information on appropriate protection vehicles.

• Get organized. As you clean your home, you might find ways to organize your belongings and furniture more efficiently. And you may • Do some “dusting.” As part of your spring also be able to organize your investments cleaning, you may need to dust furniture, more effectively. One possibility: Consider shelves and other surfaces in your home. And if consolidating your investment accounts you’ve been investing for a long time, you may with one provider. If you have an IRA here, need to metaphorically “dust off” your financial another one there and some other investments strategy to “freshen it up” to reflect changes scattered about, you may be paying more in in your life. To cite one possibility, as you get fees and commissions than is necessary. By close to retirement, you may need to shift consolidating these investments, you might some — but certainly not all — of your growthsave money and paperwork — and more oriented investments into income-producing importantly, you may find it easier, with all your ones. But you may also need to review and investments under one “roof,” to follow a single, revise your financial strategy at other points in your life, such as when you begin saving for unified investment strategy. your children’s college education. • Seal “cracks.” Over time, the grout between your kitchen or bathroom tiles can crack, so Just as spring cleaning can bring more light into you’ll need to re-grout to protect your flooring. your home, sprucing up your investment picture And you may find that, in looking at your overall can help you brighten your financial outlook. financial strategy, your “protection” component And these improvements can help you in all the — primarily in the form of insurance — might seasons of your life. have developed some “cracks” or “chips.” Specifically, has your life insurance kept up This article was written by Edward Jones for with changes in your family situation? Events use by your local Edward Jones Financial such as marriage, remarriage or the arrival of a Advisor.


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OKANOGAN VALLEY LIFE Red Cross and AmeriCorps Partner with Local Blue Star Chapter

Seed albums at the Oroville Seed Library will allow gardeners to “check out” seeds that they can later replace with their own saved seed.

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Oroville’s own Seed Library OROVILLE - Oroville’s new Seed Library, housed at the Oroville Community Library, is in full swing. The first two open dates, March 14 and 22, brought eager gardeners to the library, ready to flip through the seed “albums” and take new vegetable and flower seeds home to grow. As time goes by, as gardeners return saved seed to the Seed Library; more and more of the seed available through this program will be locally adapted to our growing conditions. The success of the Seed Library will depend on community members contributing seed over time. “I am so pleased with the support we have for the Seed Library,” says LaVonne Hammelman, Project Coordinator. “We have received a generous donation from the Royal Neighbors for potting soil, along with pots. Plans for creating container garden kits are in the works. Remember, the Seed Library needs seeds to continue, so please share your seeds.” The Oroville Seed Library is

part of a movement across the continent for communities to develop their own seed banks of locally adapted seed. Community members are encouraged to grow seed from the library and then save seed to be returned to the library at the end of the growing season. Seed saving and seed cleaning workshops and work parties are being planned, to provide the know-how and people-power to help make this happen. The Seed Library would like to thank community members who have generously donated vegetable and flower seeds, photo albums for seed display, starting pots and potting soil, and volunteer time. “This is an incredible program for our community,” says volunteer Julie Ashmore. “Many people are realizing the value of growing your own food, and the Seed Library opens doors for everyone to have access to seed. It’s even more exciting to think about people working together to save seed over time -to have our own bank of diverse seed types that grow well in our area.” Community members can stop

by the library for free seeds on the following upcoming open dates. Watch for flyers with more info at local businesses, at the Oroville Library, and on the Oroville Library Facebook page. Thursday, April 3rd: 9:30 a.m.noon (tandem hours with the Food Bank) Saturday, April 12th: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Every Saturday in May, noon 1:00 p.m. The Mission of the North Central Regional Library is to promote reading and lifelong learning. The Oroville Community Library supports this mission by providing a place for community members to come together, where literacy, storytelling, technology and cultural programs foster community spirit. The Seed Library is just one of many library programs that support the vitality of our small, rural community. For more information about the Oroville Seed Library, contact LaVonne Hammelman at lavomsn@hotmail.com or 509833-5788.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR TONASKET DONKEY BASKETBALL

TONASKET - Tonasket High School’s ASB will host Donkey Basketball on Wednesday, March 26, at 6 p.m. in the high school gym. Ticket at the gate are $9 for adults, $7 for students (grades 7-12) and children (grades K-6) $5. Advance ticket purchases have $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 aasmussen@ tonasket.wednet.edu.

OKANOGAN TRAIL COALITION

The Okanogan Trail Coalition will be meeting Wednesday, March 26, 6:00 p.m. at the Koala Grill in Omak. Topics will include reports on Mt. Hull Wilcox Trail, Whistler Canyon, Forest Service trails, Winter Trail System overview and more.

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.

RUBY RUST TO PERFORM AT WINERY

OROVILLE – This Thursday, March 27 will see the band Ruby Rust return to Esther Bricques Winery. Featuring a wide range of melodies, and instruments, the group is back to its full size following the winter. Doors open at 6 p.m. Light refreshments are available. The winery is located at 42 Swanson Mill Rd., Oroville. For more information, please call the winery at (509) 476-2861.

FIRST AID CLASS

OROVILLE - A First Aid Class will be held on April 7, 8,9 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Oroville Grade School library. Bring a pillow the first night. For more information call Ben Hylton (509) 223-3412.

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.

NCRL PUPPET SHOW

TONASKET - The NCRL Puppets will present a program at the Tonasket Library at 209 S. Whitcomb Ave. on Thursday, April 3 at 10 a.m. This will be in place of the pre-school storytime on that date. Everyone is welcome. Any questions call the Tonasket Library at (509) 486-2366.

HUNTER’S EDUCATION CLASS

OROVILLE - There will be a Hunter’s Education Class Monday, MARCH 31 through Friday, April 4 at the Oroville Gun Club. Classes are from 6 - 9 p.m. You can register on line at www.register-ed.com or you can register on Monday at the first class.

MOLSON GRANGE BINGO

There has been a schedule change for Bingo at the Molson Grange. We are now having Bingo two times a

month on the first and third Friday. The time has changed: we will be starting at 7:00 p.m. This is a family Bingo; everyone is welcome. Bring snacks to share. So we will see you on April 4 at 7:00 p.m.

ATV CLUB MEETING

OROVILLE _ The NC ATV Club invites all interested ATV and UTV enthusiasts to a Q&A and membership drive at Hometown Pizza, 1315 Main St. in Oroville on Friday April 4th between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. New laws, regulations and riding opportunities will be discussed. Handouts will be available. For more information contact Specer King at rcdriver_50@hotmail. com or (509) 826-1675.

RODEO QUEEN UNIVERSITY

Clinic at the Omak Stampede Grounds, April 5-6, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. for all girls ages 8-24 who are interested in improving their rodeo queen skills or want to learn more about becoming a rodeo queen. Parents are encouraged to attend. For more information or registration forms go to Facebook: Omak Stampede Queen Alumni, or call Marcie at (509) 322-2477.

at the North Valley Hospital’s Human Resource office or on-line at www. nvhospital.org . This is an excellent opportunity for motivated, caring individuals to prepare for a challenging career, leading to employment opportunities in the Extended Care. Course content includes basic personal care, restorative & technical skills needed to care for residents and individuals rehabilitating toward independence. Applications will no longer be received after April 11. For information call the Extended Care at (509) 486-3110 or Marcia Naillon (509) 486-3155.

FOOD BANKS

The Tonasket food bank operates every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Sarge’s Burger Bunker, 101          Regular  Showtimes   Hwy. 97 N. For more information,   Sun.  –  Mon.  –  Tues.  –  Thurs…7:30  p.m.   contact Roberts at (509) 486Enjoy  your  Deb evening  out,  taking   Fri.  –  Sat………….……….7:00  &  9:00  p.m.   In  a  movie  at  the  Oliver  Theatre!                          (unless  otherwise  stated)   2192. The Oroville food bank operMarch,  2014  Programme   Phone  250-­‐498-­‐2277        Oliver,  BC   ates every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. Sat.  -­  Sun.  –  Mon.  –  Tues.        March  15  -­  16  –  17  –  18                                  Visit  Our  Website   to www.olivertheatre.ca   11:30 a.m., excluding holidays, in the basement Seventh Day Sun.  –  Mon.  –  Tues.        March  2of  -­  3  –  4the   Adventist Church. For more info, call Jeff Austin at (509) 476-3978 or Sarah Umana at (509) 476-2386.

OLIVER THEATRE

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

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NATIVE PLANT SALE

OKANOGAN - The Okanogan Conservation District Native Plant Sale will be held on Saturday, April 5 at the County Fairgrounds Horticulture Building (175 Rodeo Trail Rd. in Okanogan) from 8 a.m to 12 p.m. Purchase bare root native plants including ponderosa pine, serviceberry, mock orange, and many other species. A species list is available on the District website at www.okanogancd.org/plant-sale. Quantities are limited, so come early for best selection. Okanogan County Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer questions about plants and planting. Info on noxious weeds also available. For more info contact Okanogan Conservation District at (509) 422-0855 ext. 100.

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.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY YARD SALE

OROVILLE - Okanogan County Habitat for Humanity will be having a yard sale at Gold Digger’s Warehouse on Main Street, next to the Okanogan Estate and Vineyards Tasting Room and Retail Store, on Saturday, April 26. Donation of items are now being accepted – no clothing. Call Lynn Chapman at (509) 476-4626. All donations are tax deductible.

FREE NAC CLASS

TONASKET - North Valley Extended Care is now accepting applications for the next Nursing Assistant Training Class beginning Monday, May 5. This class will be completed in August. Applications may be picked up

Thurs. -­  Fri.          March  20  –  21     OLIVER THEATRE Showtimes  on  Fri.  @  7:00  &  9:20  p.m.     Sun.  –  Mon.  –  Tues.  –  Thurs…7:30  p.m.   Fri.  –  Sat………….……….7:00  &  9:00  p.m.                          (unless  otherwise  stated)  

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

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and, in partnership with the Red Cross, we will arrange for a proper and local “Welcome Home” for your service member! The Bunker: A home away from home for local vets. They offer Service Officer referrals, reemployment services, VA healthcare navigation assistance, and much more. The local Blue Star Mothers can be contacted at (509) 485-2906 or ncw.bluestars@yahoo.com The local Red Cross can be contacted at (509) 663-3907 or Kari.strain@redcross.org Vets Serving Vets can be contacted at (509) 885-5559 or NCWVetsServingVets@gmail. com

312 S. Whitcomb

17 S. Western Ave. 1617 Main Street

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called a “Flat Daddy/Mommy.” These images help you, mom, and the family stay mentally connected during deployment and are offered free of charge through our local Red Cross and the Fairchild AFB Airman & Family Readiness Center. “Operation Welcome Home” is a program designed to let the community show thanks to our troops for their dedication and patriotic sacrifice. If you have a loved one returning home from deployment, please contact us

Growing Healthcare Close to Home

SUBMITTED BY JULIE ASHMORE

Kari Strain of the American Red Cross and Kailyn Kee of AmeriCorps, serving Apple Valley and the North Cascades, joined us at our March meeting to talk with us about several program opportunities they felt would be of interest to us. Indeed, there were. If you are interested in any of these services listed below, weíd be happy to walk through them with you. While your service member is away, the Red Cross can supply your family with a life-size cut-out of your service member

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Complete Respiratory Equipment Center l Oxygen Concentrators l Portable Concentrators l Sleep Apnea Equipment l Nebulizers l Home Sleep Tests Open: Monday - Friday

Office: 509-826-1688

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

For Rent

Announcements

Help Wanted

SIMILKAMEEN PARK APARTMENTS Oroville, WA.

RODEO QUEEN University Clinic, April 5th and 6th, 9am to 3pm. Omak Stampede Grounds. For all girls, ages 8-24 who are interested in improving their Rodeo Queen skills or want to learn more about becoming a Rodeo Queen. Parents are encouraged to attend. For more information or registration forms, go to Facebook Omak Stampede Queen Alumni or call Marcie at 509-322-2477

FREE NAC Class

4 Bedroom Starting at $465 per month + security deposit. Includes: • Water. Sewer. Garbage • Washer and Dryer • Air conditioning • Play area • Storage Space • For more information contact Nanette at

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

Similkameen Park Office 301 Golden St. #16 Oroville, WA. 98844 509-476-9721/509-476-3059

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Houses For Sale TONASKET

BEAUTIFUL, SPACIOUS TONASKET HOME

SUN LAKES REALTY. 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath and 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath in Oroville, $500 - $595. 1 Bedroom Furnished Cabin, Oroville, $625. 2 Bedroom in Okanogan, $550. Call NOW to find your new home. 509-476-2121

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

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Asking $214,500 (509)486-0941 or (509)997-7777

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TONASKET HOUSE For Sale: Open House March 29th, 9am - 4pm. Completely remodeled 3200 Sq Ft, 4 bedroom, 3 bath. Come see this one of a kind property! 203 5th Street East, across from THS Tennis Courts. Special Open House Price: $235,900! 253-380-6030

For Rent OROVILLE: Very nice, large duplex available April 1st. 4 bedroom, 2 full baths, appliances, washer/ dryer, Air Conditioning, large fenced back yard, 2 blocks from school. All new carpet. Interior completely repainted. $800 plus deposit. References. 509-476-2694

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

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SUN LAKES REALTY. 2 bedroom lake front $595, Darling 1 bedroom Furnished Cottage $625.. Call NOW to find your new home. 509476-2121

Help Wanted

Announcements A belated “Thank You� to all of the wonderful friends and family who made the celebration of life services for Dean possible. To John Newton for the fitting service and the Eagles Auxiliary for the great food, and hospice for their care and help. And for the many, many cards, donations and phone calls that were appreciated, we thank you all. Lillian, Mike & Dennis Stansbury, Helen Hodsdon & families. First Aid and CPR Class will be held on April, 8, 9, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Oroville Grade School Library. Bring a pillow for the first night. For information, call Ben Hylton (509)223-3412, leave message.

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TRUCK DRIVER

Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is currently recruiting for Seasonal Firefighter and NRW2 Engine Leader positions. Positions are open until filled. For more information, or to apply please visit our website, www.dnr.wa.gov. If you have further questions (after reviewing our website) contact Heidi Seitters at (509) 684-7474. DNR is an equal opportunity employer.

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An Equal Opportunity Employer

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The Tonasket School District is now accepting applications for a Transportation Mechanic. Position closes April 14. Requirements include: Vocational training and/or at least five years work experience in automotive and truck maintenance and repair industry; school bus maintenance preferred; high school diploma or equivalent. For more information, please contact Jeff Yeckel at 486-2665. To apply: contact the District Office for an application or available on the district’s website at: www.tonasket.wednet.edu. Tonasket School District, 35 DO Hwy 20 E., Tonasket, WA 98855. Phone 486-2126.

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Coleman Oil Company has an opening for a full-time Truck Driver in our Tonasket Washington location. CDL reVeranda Beach Resort, quired with Haz Mat within 299 Eastlake Rd, Oroville, WA 98844 reasonable time. Excellent Ph. 509-476-4000 benefits, including vacation, 401(k), cafeteria package ofSeeking Experienced fering your choice of medical, dental, vision, disability. Dental Assistant Wage DOE. Who enjoys working in a fastpaced office. Must be trustTo apply e-mail resume to worthy, reliable, and a good davidr@colemanoil.com team worker. Approx. 3 or mail resume to days/week. Call Coleman Oil, 509.486.2902 Mon/Tues or 9 Central Ave. N, 509.422.4881 Wed/Thurs. Quincy, WA 98848. EOE.

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North Valley Extended Care is now accepting applications for the next Nursing Assistant Training Class beginning May 5th 2014. This class will be completed in June. Applications may be picked up at the North Valley Hospital’s Human Resource office or on-line at www.nvhospital.org . This is an excellent opportunity for motivated, caring individuals to prepare for a challenging career, leading to employment opportunities in the Extended Care. Course content includes basic personal care, restorative & technical skills needed to care for residents and individuals rehabilitating toward independence. Applications will no longer be received after April 11th 2014. For information call the Human Resources at 509-486-3185

On Call CMA Oroville & Tonasket Is seeking a caring, compassionate, patient oriented applicant. Must be a team player, comfortable with computers and able to multitask. Current Washington State License required. Must successfully pass a background check and urine drug screen. Visit our website, wvmedical.com for more information and to apply online

Health General

HAVE YOU HEARD? WE ARE EXPANDING AND ARE HIRING ADDITIONAL POSITIONS! JOIN US AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE! We are dedicated to our employees’ job satisfaction and take pride in providing a place to work that encourages growth, teamwork, communication and positive employee/supervisor relationships. FHC is a not for profit Community Health Center dedicated to providing quality health care regardless of ability to pay. EVERYONE is welcome. We have the following opportunities available: Okanogan: Clinical Informatics Specialist – Full time Dental Hygienist Part time/20 hours per week. Travel between Okanogan, Brewster & Oroville required. Registered Dietitian Full time. English/Spanish bilingual preferred. Promotor(a) Per Diem positions; Okanogan & BrewsterEnglish/Spanish bilingual required Okanogan Dental: Dental Assistant – Full time Patient Registration Rep. Full time Brewster (Indian Ave): Patient Navigator .80 FTE/32 hours per week. Bilingual English/Spanish required. MA-R, MA-C or LPN Full time Tonasket: MA-R, MA-C, or LPN 1 per diem positions LPN, MA-C or MA-R 0.80 FTE/32 hours per week Oroville Dental: Dental Assistant – Per Diem See www.myfamilyhealth.org for job descriptions. Submit cover letter and resume or application to FHC, c/o Human Resources, PO Box 1340, Okanogan, WA 98840 or email: HR@myfamilyhealth.org. Open until filled. FHC is an EEO Employer.

Help Wanted JOB OPENING Okanogan County Dept. of Public Works is accepting applications until April 18, 2014 at 4:30 pm for Temporary M-2 Truck Drivers and Traffic Control Striper Crewperson Wages will be $15.55/hour. Applicants must possess a Commercial Driver’s License, current updated health card, and flagging card. Okanogan County is also excepting applications for Flagger and General Labor positions at $12.65/hour. Positions are available in various maintenance areas. Applications, supplemental and job descriptions may be obtained by contacting the Dept. of Public Works, 1234-A 2nd Ave. S, Okanogan, WA 98840 or go online to www.okanogancounty .org/HR/. Telephone (509) 422-7300. Equal Opportunity Employer.

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

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

Garage & Yard Sale STORAGE AUCTION SAT, APRIL 5TH. 140 Chesaw Rd Oroville, WA Gates open at 9am, Auction at 10am. Partial list includes: GUN RELOADING SUPPLIES drill press, hydraulic press, elect casing cleaner, powders, primers, dies, brass, etc. AMMO 223, 308, 762, 545, 12ga. Magazines for 223 to 22 conversion, 12ga. And much more. PARTS for 9mm, rem870, 22 pistol, 223 conv. Tool boxes, camo gear, scopes, targets, how to books, firework supplies, cleaning supplies, air pistol, etc. 60+ 55 GAL DRUMS. Metal and plastic with lids. Great for dry good or water storage. $30/each (like new). Drums are currently filled with crushed Obsidian. FOR MORE DETAILS CALL 509-560-0166 We accept all credit cards, cash and checks (conditions apply). All sales final.

Statewides STATEWIDE CLASSIFIEDS WEEK OF MARCH 24, 2014 This newspaper participates in a statewide classified ad program sponsored by the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association, a statewide association of weekly newspapers. The program allows classified advertisers to submit ads for publication in participating weeklies throughout the state in compliance with the following rules. You may submit an ad for the statewide program through this newspaper or in person to the WNPA office. The rate is $255 for up to 25 words, plus $10 per word over 25 words. WNPA reserves the right to edit all ad copy submitted and to refuse to accept any ad submitted for the statewide program. WNPA, therefore, does not guarantee that every ad will be run in every newspaper. WNPA will, on request, for a fee of $40, provide information on which newspapers run a particular ad within a 30 day period. Substantive typographical error (wrong address, telephone number, name or price) will result in a “make good�, in which a corrected ad will be run the following week. WNPA incurs no other liability for errors in publication. EVENTS-FESTIVALS ANNOUNCE your festival for only pennies. Four weeks to 2.7 million readers statewide for about $1,200. Call this newspaper or 1 (206) 634-3838 for more details. FINANCIAL LOCAL PRIVATE INVESTOR loans money on real estate equity. I loan on houses, raw land, commercial property and property development. Call Eric at (425) 803-9061. www.fossmortgage.com

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SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR OKANOGAN COUNTY Estate of IRVING R. BORDEN, Deceased. NO. 14-4-00028-5 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS PLEASE TAKE NOTICE The above Court has appointed Marie (Mary Ann) Borden as Personal Representative of Decedent’s estate. Any person having a claim against the Decedent must present the claim: (a) Before the time when the claim would be barred by any applicable statute of limitations, and (b) In the manner provided in RCW 11.40.070: (i) By filing the original of the claim with the foregoing Court, and (ii) By serving on or mailing to me at the address below a copy of

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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 NO-

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. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any 5

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

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 rhoney@usbr.gov 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

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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

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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Camp Host Position The City of Oroville, Washington has a Camp Host position opening at Osoyoos Lake Veteran’s Memorial Park for this coming season, May 15 through Sept. 15th. Compensation for this position includes a full hookup campsite (water, sewer, electric, garbage), with fire ring and picnic table. Camp host duties require a minimum of 24 hours per week. Host duties include greeting visitors and providing public information, assisting with fee collection, camp checks, firewood sales, assisting maintenance staff, and may include cleaning restrooms, fire rings, trash pickup, reporting of incidents and emergencies and staffing the Registration Center when/if needed. Camp Host must be able to lift up to 25 lbs. To apply, please e-mail resume to kathy.oroville@nvinet.com with Camp Host Resume entered in subject line. This position will be open until filled. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on March 13, 20, 27, 2014. #548916

the claim. The claim must be presented by the later of: (a) Thirty (30) days after I served or mailed this Notice as provided in RCW 11.40.020(1)(c), or (b) Four (4) months after the date of first publication of this Notice. If the claim is not presented within this time period, the claim will be forever barred except as provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective for claims against both the Decedent’s probate and non-probate assets. Date of First Publication of this Notice: March 27, 2014 /s/Dale L. Crandall Attorney for Marie (Mary Ann) Borden, Personal Representative PO Box 173 Loomis, WA 98827 Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on March 27, April 3, 10, 2014. #551684

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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: PATRICK JERRY BURTON, Deceased. NO. 14-4-00017-0 NOTICE TO CREDITORS The personal representatives named below have been appointed as copersonal representatives 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 representatives or the personal representatives’ 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 representatives 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 17, 2014. DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION: March 27, 2014. /s/Pamela Lee Maier-Burton PAMELA LEE MAIER-BURTON /s/Anthony Castelda Anthony Castelda, WSBA #28937 Attorney for Estate P.O. Box 1307 Tonasket, WA 98855 (509) 486-1175 Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on March 27, April 3, 10, 2014. #550906

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SPORTS

STANDINGS & SCHEDULES BOYS SOCCER Caribou Trail League (1A)

League Overall Pts W L W L T Chelan 3 1 0 1 0 1 Brewster 3 1 0 3 0 0 Quincy 3 1 0 1 1 0 Cascade 3 1 0 1 0 1 Okanogan 3 1 1 1 1 0 Tonasket 0 0 1 1 1 0 Omak 0 0 1 0 2 0 Cashmere 0 0 2 0 3 0

Central Washinigton Lge (B)

League Overall Pts W L W L T Bridgeport 0 0 0 0 0 0 Liberty Bell 0 0 0 3 0 0 Manson 0 0 0 1 1 0 Oroville 0 0 0 1 1 0

BASEBALL Caribou Trail League (1A)

League Overall W L W L Brewster 0 0 1 0 Cascade 0 0 1 0 Cashmere 0 0 1 1 Chelan 0 0 0 1 Okanogan 0 0 0 0 Omak 0 0 1 2 Quincy 0 0 1 1 Tonasket 0 0 3 0

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

League Overall W L W L Bridgeport 0 0 1 2 Lk Roosevelt 0 0 0 0 Liberty Bell 0 0 1 1 Manson 0 0 0 1 Oroville 0 0 0 3 Pateros (1B) 0 0 0 1

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

League Overall W L W L Kittitas 1 0 2 0 Riverside Chr. 0 0 0 1 Soap Lake (1B) 0 0 2 0 Waterville (1B) 0 0 0 0 White Swan 0 1 2 1

SOFTBALL (FASTPITCH) Caribou Trail League (1A)

League Overall W L W L Brewster 0 0 0 3 Cascade 0 0 0 1 Cashmere 0 0 2 0 Chelan 0 0 0 2 Okanogan 0 0 1 0 Omak 0 0 1 1 Quincy 0 0 3 1 Tonasket 0 0 0 2

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

League Overall W L W L Bridgeport 0 0 5 0 Lk Roosevelt 0 0 0 2 Liberty Bell 0 0 0 0 Manson 0 0 0 2 Oroville 0 0 2 0 Pateros (1B) 0 0 0 0

C ent. WA League So. Div. (2B)

League Overall W L W L Kittitas 0 0 3 1 Soap Lake (1B) 0 0 0 2 Waterville (1B) 0 0 2 3 White Swan 0 0 0 2

boys tennis Caribou Trail League (1A)

League Overall W L W L Chelan 1 0 1 0 Cashmere 1 0 1 1 Omak 0 0 1 0 Cascade 0 0 0 0 Tonasket 0 0 1 0 Quincy 0 0 0 0 Okanogan 0 2 0 2

Cent. WA League No. Div. (B)

League Overall W L W L Entiat (1B) 2 0 2 1 Liberty Bell 1 0 1 0 Pateros (1B) 1 1 1 1 Lk Roosevelt 1 1 1 1 Oroville 1 1 1 2 White Swan 1 2 1 2 wilson Crk (1B) 0 2 0 2

GIRLS tennis Caribou Trail League (1A)

League Overall W L W L Chelan 1 0 1 0 Quincy 1 0 1 0 Okanogan 1 1 1 1 Omak 0 0 1 0 Cascade 0 0 0 0 Tonasket 0 1 0 2 Cashmere 0 1 0 2

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

League Overall W L W L Pateros (1B) 3 0 3 0 Entiat (1B) 2 0 2 1 White Swan 2 1 2 1 Oroville 1 1 2 1 Lk Roosevelt 0 2 0 2 Liberty Bell 0 2 0 2 Wilson Crk. (1B) 0 2 0 2

Schedules

Mar. 26-Apr. 5 Thursday, Mar. 27 BB - Oroville at Tonasket (1), 4 pm SB - Oroville at Omak JV (1), 4 pm BSC - Manson at Tonasket, 4:30 pm BSC - Liberty Bell at Oroville, 4 pm TEN - Oroville at Lk Roosevelt, 4 pm Friday, Mar. 28 TEN - Lk Roosevelt at Tonasket, 4:30 pm BSC - Newport at Oroville, 4 pm Saturday, Mar 29 BB - Lk Roosevelt at Oroville (2), 11 am SB - Oroville at Tonasket (2), 11 am BSC - Cashmere at Tonasket, 11 am TEN - Cashmere at Tonasket, 11 am TEN - Oroville at Pateros, 11 am TR - Tonasket & Oroville at Colville (Ezra Gordon Inv.), 10:30 am Saturday, Apr. 5 BB - Tonasket at Lk Roosevelt (1), 11 am

Oroville, Tonasket soccer squads kick off spring sports season

Game on!

Oroville girls win 2 of 3 tennis matches Boys also claim win By Brent Baker bbaker@gazette-tribune.com

OROVILLE - Oroville’s tennis teams had a busy opening week of the season, competing in three matches. The girls defeated swept to 5-0 victories over Tonasket and Liberty Bell before falling 4-1 to White Swan on Saturday, March 22; the boys lost to Tonasket and Liberty Bell 2-1 but defeated White Swan 3-2. The boys do not have a full team; doubles matches were not contested against Tonasket or Liberty Bell. The Hornets swept their three singles matches but forfeited their two doubles matches to White Swan. “The players are doing well so far this season,” said Oroville coach Billy Monroe. “They are way ahead of where they where last season at the start and scores are showing that even early in the season.” Monroe noted the difficulty of winning a match for the boys with just three players. “It’s their first team victory in a long time,” he said. “Having three boys eligible on the team means we have to win all three matches to win as a team. All three played well to win for the team.”

By Brent Baker bbaker@gazette-tribune.com

MOSES LAKE - Oroville’s boys soccer team picked up its first victory of the season Saturday at Moses Lake, defeating the Chiefs’ C squad 5-1. Abe Capote tallied his first hat trick of the season (three goals), with Brian Wise and Cristian Diaz adding one score apiece. “After a few missed opportunities in the first 20 minutes, I felt our offense got clicking,” said Oroville coach Mike Pitts, adding the Robbie Dudley’s play in goal was a big key in allowing the Hornets to get untracked. “He made some huge saves early in the game that would have allowed Moses Lake some early momentum.” The Hornets (1-1) host Liberty Bell on Thursday, March 27.

Quincy 4, Tonasket 3 QUINCY - Tonasket dropped its first Caribou Trail League match of the season at Quincy on Saturday, 4-3. “The boys played really well,” said Tonasket coach Jack Goyette. “Very good team soccer and a great team effort. I think it was our best game since I’ve been coaching.” Michael Orozco scored off an assist by Anthony Luna - “An absolutely beatiful goal,” Goyette sad - and added a penalty kick. Carlos Abrego added a goal, with NOe Vasquez picking up the assist. “I am really proud of how the team played,” Goyette said. “They played together and shared the ball, a true team effort.” The Tigers (1-1, 0-1 CTL) host Manson on Thursday and Cashmere on Saturday, March 29.

Boys Oroville 3, White Swan 2

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Tonasket’s Roberto Juarez an Oroville’s Emmanual Castrejon tangle as they battle for possession during the Tigers’ season-opening 10-0 victory over the Hornets last Tuesday. Tonasket 10, Oroville 0 OROVILLE - Tonasket stung shorthanded Oroville 10-0 in a season-opening boys soccer match on Tuesday, March 18. Elias Abrego scored three goals

to lead the Tigers. Carlos Abrego, Isaiah Yaussey-Albright and Michael Orozco each added two goals and Cesar Reynoso added one. Albright also had three assists, with Reynoso, Christian

Garcia and Tyler Farver each assisting on two goals. Anthony Luna and Hugo Sanchez also added assists while Derek Sund played the majority of the game in goal.

Tonasket baseball off to hot non-league start By Brent Baker bbaker@gazette-tribune.com

BRIDGEPORT - Tonasket’s baseball team improved to 3-0 in non-league play with a doubleheader sweep at Bridgeport, winning the first game 12-3 and the second game 14-3. John Rawley pitched a complete game in the opener, allowing five hits and five walks while striking out nine in seven innings. Jake Cory had two hits, including a double, and a walk and scored three runs. Jimmy Coleman added three hits and two walks and scored twice while Cade Hockett also had three hits and walked once. Jeremiah Albright and Jimmy Coleman split the pitching duties in the second game, each pitching three innings. Albright allowed three hits and struck out five, while Coleman gave up three hits and struck out four. Offensively, Wyatt Pershing had three hits with a double and two walks while scoring three runs. John Rawley added two hits and two walks. The Tigers close out their

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Tonasket’s Jeremiah Albright combined with John Rawley to shut out Oroville in both teams’ first game of the season last Thursday. pre-Spring Break schedule with a home game against Oroville on Thursday then play at Lake Roosevelt on Saturday, April 5.

Soap Lake 9-14, Oroville 4-3 SOAP LAKE - Oroville took a

quick 3-0 lead in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader at Soap Lake, but couldn’t hang on as the Eagles swept the Hornets 9-4 and 14-3. Boone McKinney pitched a complete game in the loss, giving

Mar. 22 Singles: Joe Sarmiento (O) d. Ethan Lewis (W) 6-0, 5-7, 7-5; Nathan Hugus (O) d. Levi Anderson (W) 6-4, 6-2; Connor BoCook (O) d. Jose Sauarez (W) 6-1, 6-0. Doubles: White Swan wins two matches by forfeit.

Tonasket 2, Oroville 1

Mar. 20 Singles: Brian Hendricks (T) d. Joe Sarmiento (O) 6-3, 6-0; Colton Leep (T) d. Nathan Hugus (O) 6-2, 6-3; Connor BoCook (O) d. Morgan O’Brien (T), 2-6, 6-2, 6-4. Doubles not contested.

Liberty Bell 2, Oroville 1

Mar. 18 Singles: Joe Sarmiento (O) d. Coby Diamond (L) 6-1, 7-5; Nathan Hugus and Connor BoCook both lost.

up five hits. “Too many infield errors led to unearned runs,” said Oroville coach Tam Hutchinson. “And we had (too) few hts by Oroville batters.” Trevor Shearer had a double and two RBIs and Jake Scott had a single and two RBIs. In the second game, Dustin Nigg had a double and two RBIs but, Hutchinson said defense again betrayed his pitching staff. Brentt Kallstrom pitched the first inning, while Casey Martin pitched the final four innings. The Hornets (0-3) are at Tonasket on Thursday, then host Lake Roosevelt for a doubleheader on Saturday, March 29.

Girls White Swan 4, Oroville 1

Tonasket 14, Oroville 0 OROVILLE - The Tigers blanked the Hornets in the season-opener for both squads. McKinney drew the start, with Kallstrom coming on in relief in the fourth. “It was a ball game for the first three innings,” Hutchinson said, noting that errors again hurt his team in the loss.

Oroville 5, Liberty Bell 0

Mar. 22 Singles: Morelia Maravilla (W) d. Lily Hilderband (O) 6-3, 7-5; Menze Pickering (O) d. Edith Rivas (W) 6-3, 7-6; Valeria Delgado (W) d. Lena Fuchs (O) 6-1, 6-1. Doubles: Luz Gutierrez-Calista Spoonhunter (W) d. Aya Cruspero-Angela Nelson (O) 6-4, 6-0; Maria A. Anguiano-Maria M. Anguiano (W) d. Lillie Gronlund-Kaylee Foster (O) 6-1, 6-4.

Oroville 5, Tonasket 0

Mar. 20 Singles: Lily Hilderbrand (O) d. Madi Villalva (T) 6-2, 6-2; Menze Pickering (O) d. Brisa Leep (T) 6-4, 6-3; Aya Cruspero (O) d. (T) 6-1, 7-5. Doubles: Ashley MarcolinAngela Nelson (O) d. (T) 6-3, 6-2. Mar. 18 Singles: Lily Hilderbrand (O) d. Tulie Budiselich (L) 7-5, 6-4; Menze Pickering (O) d. Erin Fry (L) 6-1, 6-4; Aya Cruspero (O) d. Kalee Wright (L) 6-0, 6-0. Doubles: Angela Nelson-Ashley Marcolin (O) d. Sidni Butler-Emily Alexander 6-1, 6-3; Adriana Silva-Lena Fuchs (O) d. Sylvie Leduc and Gracie Gray (L) 6-2, 6-1.

Bridgeport softball sweeps Tigers By Brent Baker bbaker@gazette-tribune.com

TONASKET - Rookie pitchers throwing their first high school softball games tend to be a bit nervous. That proved to be true for the Tonasket softball team on Saturday, March 22, as the Tigers fell to Bridgeport 30-8 and 32-10 in their season-opener. The Fillies (5-0) already had three games under their belts before Saturday and it showed. “The girls started to settle down toward the end of the last game,” said Tonasket coach Emily Rimestad. “As a team we had a better-hitting game than we’ve had in the past. The girls were confident and ready to go out and hit.” Sophomore Vanessa Pershing and freshman Trinity Dejong handled the Tigers’ pitching duties. “The girls game away with good attitudes,” Rimestad said. “I was able to see in a game setting what we need to do to improve...

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Track squads open in Ephrata By Brent Baker bbaker@gazette-tribune.com

EPHRATA - Tonasket and Oroville’s track teams traveled to Ephrata for their first meet of the season on Saturday, March 22, braving conditions that Oroville coach Harold Jensen said, “Got our feet wet, faces burnt and lips chapped.” As groups, both girls teams turned in solid efforts with Tonasket placing fifth and Oroville taking eighth out of 30 teams. The Tonasket boys placed 19th and the Oroville boys 17th. Both teams will travel to Colville this Saturday.

Tonasket highlights “We had a great first meet,” said Tigers coach Bob Thornton. “(They) only got beat by two 4A and two 2A schools.” Rose Walts piled up the points for the Tigers, winning the triple jump (34-1), taking second in the 100-meter hurdles and third in the 100-dash. Her triple jump was a personal best by 20 inches and 4.5 inches off the school record. Cassie Spear placed third in the 400 and Kyle Dellinger was third in the 1600; Kathryn Cleman took fourth in the pole vault; and the 4x400 relay team of Spear, Cleman, Dellinger and Janelle Catone took fifth. Alissa Young took eighth place in the discuss and Jenna Davisson added a PR. Ryan Rylie led the boys with a fourth place finish in the 400 and Dallas Tyus took sixth in the triple jump.

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Tonasket’s Rose Walts is off and running on her way to a third place finish in the 100-meter dash at Ephrata. Walts won the triple jump and took second in the 100 hurdles to lead the Tigers. Oroville Highlights All five of Oroville’s seniors “did as expected,” Jensen said. Sierra Speiker won the 1600 (5:21.3) and took second in the 3200 (11:09.72) while recording PR’s in both. Cascade’s Erin Mullins, the Class 1A cross country state champion (Speiker was the 1B/2B champ) took the gold in the 3200. Kaitlyn Grunst was a winner in the high jump and took fourth in the long jump as well as joining with Brittany Jewett, Sammie Walimaki and Phoebe Poynter to take sixth in the 4x200 relay, and Jewett was ninth in the Javelin. For the boys, Luke Kindred took second in the javelin and Tanner Smith was fifth in the 100. Grunst and Kindred both recorded the second-best performances in their events statewide in Class 2B.

Ray Cross Invitational at Ephrata Tonasket / Oroville Results (and event winners)

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Team Scoring: Moses Lake 150, Ephrata 77.5, Quincy 66, Davis 53, Tonasket 46, Cascade 44, Umatilla OR 40, Oroville 36, Connell 27, Odessa-Harrington 26, Waterville 22, Royal 22, River View 21, Republic 13, Soap Lake 12, Bridgeport 9.5, Omak 8.5, Manson 8, Pateros 8, WilburCreston 7, Othello 3, CBSS 2, Valley Christian 0.5. 100 - 1. Alysha Overland, ML, 13.39; 3. Rose Walts, TON, 13.91; 33. Bonnie Siegfried, TON, 15.78. 200 - 1. Cayla Lunning, ML, 27.11; 30. Johnna Terris, TON, 33.58. 400 - 1. Stephanie Overland, ML, 1:02.04; 3. Cassie Spear, TON, 1:04.66. 800 - 1. Erin Mullins, CAS, 2:23.98; 15. Amber Monroe, TON, 2:56.23; 22. Mary Naylor, TON, 3:07.59. 1600 - 1. Sierra Speiker, ORO,

5:21.30; 3. Kylie Dellinger, TON, 5:46.31; 15. Johnna Terris, TON, 6:37.70. 3200 - 1. Erin Mullins, CAS, 11:04.45; 2. Sierra Speiker, ORO, 11:09.72. 100 Hurdles - 1. Samantha Kleyn, QCY, 17.53; 2. Rose Walts, TON, 17.59; 17. Janelle Catone, TON, 22.49. 300 Hurdles - 1. Alysha Overalnd, ML, 48.42. 4x100 Relay - 1. Moses Lake (51.54); 11. Tonasket (Spear, Cleman, Siegfried, Terris) 57.87; 16. Oroville (Jewett, Krupkat, Naillon, Walimaki), 1:02.74. 4x200 Relay - 1. Moses Lake (1:48.43); 6. Oroville (Jewett, Grunst, Walimaki, Poynter), 2:06.16. 4x400 Relay - 1. Moses Lake (4:18.46); 5. Tonasket (Catone, Cleman, Spear, Dellinger), 4:47.31. Shot Put - 1. Genesis Lugo, UMA, 333; 29. Sarai Camacho, ORO, 24-5; 30. Amber Monroe, TON, 23-5; 33; Allison Glanzer, TON, 22-9.25. Discus - 1. Elly Johnson, ML, 108-03; 8. Alissa Young, TON, 79-9; 16. Jenna Davisson, TON, 72-0. Javelin - 1. Sarah Pleasant, Ephrata, 100-3; 9. Brittany Jewett, ORO, 88-2; 18. Alissa Young, TON, 756; 33. Allison Glanzer, TON, 58-6. High Jump - 1. Kaitlyn Grunst, ORO, 5-0. Pole Vault - 1. Elizabeth Nielson, QCY, 8-6; 4. Kathryn Cleman, TON, 7-0. Long Jump - 1. Cayla Lunning, ML, 16-10.75; 4. Kaitlyn Grunst, ORO, 14-2.75; 25. Kathryn Cleman, TON, 12-5. Triple Jump - 1. Rose Walts, TON, 34-1.

Boys

Team Scoring: Ephrata 148, Liberty Bell 64, Moses Lake 52, Bridgeport 51, Quincy 44, River View 44, Cascade 32, Royal 25, Odessa-Harrington 24, Waterville 23, Othello 17, Wahluke 14, Republic 14, Omak 14, Valley Christian

YOUTH WRESTLING

13, Oroville 12, Umatilla OR 11, Tonasket 8, Davis 7, Soap Lake 6, Curlew 3, Stanfield OR 2. 100 - 1. Jonathan Green, EPH, 11.29; 5. Tanner Smith, ORO, 12.21; 21. Luke Kindred, ORO, 12.68; Smith Condon, TON, 12.81; 43. Devyn Catone, TON, 13.50. 200 - 1. Jonathan Green, EPH, 22.98; 18. Smith Condon, TON, 26.05; 35. Parker Kenyon, TON, 28.59. 400 - 1. Jonathan Green, EPH, 51.18; 4. Ryan Rylie, TON, 53.92; 17. Hunter Swanson, TON, 59.04. 800 - 1. Brice Turnbull, EPH, 2:01.48; 35. Makalapua Goodness, TON, 2:50.60. 1600 - 1. Alex Schweisow, ML, 4:35.02; 33. Makalapua Goodness, TON, 6:35.58. 3200 - 1. Fabian Cardena, UMA, 9:55.90; 14. Hunter Swanson, TON, 11:49.50. 110 Hurdles - 1. Kip Craig, BPT, 16.21. 300 Hurdles - 1. Kip Craig, BPT, 42.81. 4x100 Relay - 1. Ephrata 44.38; 12. Oroville (Mills, M. Smith, Haney, T. Smith), 49.72; Tonasket (Catone, Frazier, Temby, Condon), 50.16. 4x400 Relay - 1. Ephrata, 3:41.81; 12. Tonasket (Condon, Rylie, Catone, Cork), 4:01.36. Shot Put - 1. Derek Crites, CAS, 48-3; 18. Dakota Haney, ORO, 35-7.5; 23. Chad Edwards, TON, 33-6; 27. Adrian Palomares, TON, 32-1.5. Discus - Jacob Laird, EPH, 146-3; 29. Oscar Rosales-Cortez, ORO, 77-7; 33. Dakota Haney, ORO, 74-10. Javelin - 1. Renwil Bacat, ML, 160-6; 2. Luke Kindred, ORO, 154-4; 34. Oscar Rosales-Cortez, ORO, 87-10. High Jump - 1. Jaymis Hanson, LB, 5-10; 11. Matt Smith, ORO, 5-4; 12. Dallas Tyus, TON, 5-2. Pole Vault - 1. Dean Flanigan, EPH, 10-0. Long Jump - 1. Joe Lang, ROY, 202.5; 13. Matt Smith, ORO, 17-3; 24. Dallas Tyus, TON, 16-2.5; 31. Lloyd Temby, TON, 15-5.75. Triple Jump - 1. Arturo Salazar, WAH, 38-8; 6. Dallas Tyus, TON, 36-4.

Submitted by Chuck Ricevuto

OKANOGAN - As usual, a great tournament hosted by Coach Andy Knutson and the folks of Okanogan. Oroville, Tonasket, Liberty Bell, Brewster, Pateros, Chelan, and Omak were on hand in a larger than usual tournament for this late in the season.

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COPS & COURTS COMPILED BY ZACHARY VAN BRUNT

SUPERIOR COURT CRIMINAL

Kelby James Renkert, 26, Okanogan, was found guilty March 11 in a stipulated facts trial of third-degree assault (of a law enforcement officer), second-degree vehicle prowl and third-degree theft. Renkert was sentenced to 19.5 months in prison and fined $1,110.50 for the Nov. 12, 2012 crimes. Raul Duarte Vela, 33, Omak, pleaded guilty March 11 to alien in possession of a firearm. Duarte Vela was sentenced to 44 days in jail and fined $1,110.50 for the Jan. 26 crime. Jeremy K. Wickwire, 36, address unknown, pleaded guilty March 11 to residential burglary. Wickwire was sentenced to four months in jail and fined $1,110.50 for the Nov. 15, 2013 crimes. Robin Lynn Frazier, 44, Okanogan, pleaded guilty March 12 to two counts of distribution of a controlled substance (methamphetamine). Frazier was sentenced to 12-plus months in prison and fined $2,090.50. The court dismissed school zone enhancements for the crimes that occurred in January and June of 2013. The court declined March 7 to press charges against Douglas Glen Johnson, 47, Tonasket. Charges of reckless endangerment and fourth-degree assault were transmitted to Okanogan County District Court. The court issued March 10 an arrest warrant for Jeremiah Leonard Track, 26, Omak. Listed were charges of POCS (hydrocodone) and POCS (hydromorphone). The crimes allegedly occurred Aug. 19, 2013. The court dismissed March 10 two charges against Tammy Jean Davidson, 51, Tonasket: first-degree arson and fourth-degree assault (DV). The charges were dismissed without prejudice. The court found probable cause to charge Christine Marie Mix, 47, Okanogan, with POCS (methamphetamine), use of drug paraphernalia and second-degree DWLS. The court found probable cause to charge Scott Joseph Garrick Girard, 50, with addresses in both Chesaw and Olympia, with failure to register as a sex offender, four counts of second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm, making false or misleading statements to a public servant, seven counts of unlawful hunting of game birds (without a license), seven counts of unlawful hunting of game birds (closed season), seven counts of unlawful hunting of game birds (no valid turkey tag), seven counts of unlawful hunting of game birds (baiting), five counts of unlawful hunting of game bird (over limit), seven counts of unlawful hunting of game bird (with rifle) and five counts of unlawful hunting of game bird (beards).

The court found probable cause to charge Alyssa Anne Descoteaux, 19, Omak, with POCS (methamphetamine) and use of drug paraphernalia. The crimes allegedly occurred March 4. The court found probable cause to charge Kyle Allyn Snyder, 22, Okanogan, with second-degree burglary, second-degree theft and first-degree malicious mischief. The crimes allegedly occurred March 4 in Okanogan. In a separate case, the court found probable cause to charge Snyder with second-degree burglary, second-degree theft and second-degree malicious mischief. Those crimes allegedly occurred Oct. 4, 2013 in Omak. The court found probable cause to charge Eric Byron Russell, 49, with addresses in Oroville and Omak, with failure to register as a sex offender (felony). The court found probable cause to charge Ryan Joseph Stotts, 29, Oroville, with two counts of tampering with a witness and 14 counts of violation of a no-contact order. The crimes allegedly occurred between December 2013 and March 2014. The court found probable cause to charge Daniel Allen Hershaw, 48, Omak, with first-degree trafficking in stolen property and seconddegree theft. The crimes allegedly occurred on March 6. The court found probable cause to charge Clifton Robert Scroggins, 40, Okanogan, with POCS (methamphetamine), first-degree DWLS, resisting arrest and unlawful possession of a dangerous weapon. The crimes allegedly occurred March 7. The court found probable cause to charge Jesse Owen Jane, 37, Omak, with POCS (methamphetamine), use of drug paraphernalia, first-degree DWLS and operating a vehicle without an ignition interlock device. The crimes allegedly occurred March 9. The court found probable cause to charge Matt S. Barnes, 29, Loomis, with unlawful possession of a short-barreled shotgun, DUI (refusal) and unlawful possession of a loaded rifle in a motor vehicle. The crimes allegedly occurred March 10. Tara Jeanette Ammons, 41, Omak, pleaded guilty March 3 to residential burglary and first-degree theft. Ammons was sentenced March 20 to 13 months in prison and fined $1,110.50 for the July 26, 2013 crimes. A restitution hearing scheduled for April 14. Justin Kiel Smith, 30, Sedro Woolley, pleaded guilty March 12 to residential burglary, third-degree theft, fourth-degree assault (DV) and third-degree malicious mischief. Smith was sentenced to 43 months in prison and fined $1,210.50 for the Nov. 20, 2013 crimes that occurred in Omak. A restitution hearing was scheduled for May 12.

Lisa Lynn Oliver, 42, Tonasket, pleaded guilty March 12 to first-degree trafficking in stolen property and thirddegree theft. Oliver was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 184 days suspended, and 24 months in a Department of Corrections-monitored chemical dependency treatment facility. She was fined $1,136.40 for the Dec. 21, 2013 crimes. Rachelle Marie Stanley, 41, Omak, pleaded guilty March 17 to second-degree burglary and thirddegree theft. Stanley was sentenced to 12 months in prison and fined $1,110.50 for the Jan. 6 crimes. A restitution hearing was scheduled for April 14. Joseph Leroy Martinez, 23, Tonasket, pleaded guilty March 21 to POCS (marijuana) (less than 40 grams) and use of drug paraphernalia. Martinez was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 89 days suspended and credit for one day served. He was fined $428.50 for the May 26, 2011 crimes. Two additional POCS charges were dismissed. Kelly Paul Greene, 35, Omak, pleaded guilty March 24 to POCS (methamphetamine) and first-degree DWLS. Greene was sentenced to six months in jail and fined $1,110.50 for the March 1 crimes.

juana) (more than 40 grams). Cecilio Valdovinos Alvarez, 49, booked on a USBP hold. Wesley Hart Jones, 31, court commitment for DUI. Tiffeney Marie Olson, 33, booked on three FTA bench warrants: POCS, possession of drug paraphernalia and third-degree DWLS. Lisa Marie Mumm, 39, booked on three counts of POCS (with intent to deliver). Tuesday, March 18, 2014 Harassment on Pine Creek Rd. near Tonasket. Burglary on Dwinnell Cutoff Rd. near Oroville. Assault on Copple Rd. in Omak. Malicious mischief on Elderberry Ave. in Omak. Assault on S. Cedar St. in Omak. Theft on S. Whitcomb Ave. in Tonasket. Katherine Mary Kralik, 34, booked for DUI. Jeremiah Van Tachell, 23, booked for POCS (heroin) and possession of drug paraphernalia. Ariel Valdovinos, no middle name listed, 21, booked for first-degree DWLS. David Allen Gorr, 55, Department of Corrections detainer. Tara Marie Jaime, 22, booked on two OCSO FTC warrants: first-degree trafficking in stolen property and third-degree theft. Kane McKinsey Searcy, 32, booked for possession of a stolen vehicle. Wednesday, March 19, 2014 Vehicle prowl on Gordon St. in Okanogan. Cash reported missing. Theft on S. Elm St. in Omak. Medication reported missing. Two-vehicle crash on Jasmine St. in Omak. No injuries reported. Theft on Okoma Dr. in Omak. Theft on Okoma Dr. in Omak. Medication reported missing. Threats on W. Apple Ave. in Omak. Theft on Golden St. in Oroville. Trespassing on Main St. in Oroville. Theft on Main St. in Oroville. Groceries reported missing. Two-vehicle crash on W. Fourth St. in Tonasket. No injuries reported. Thursday, March 20, 2014 Theft on S. First Ave. in Okanogan. Bath tubs reported missing. Violation of no-contact order on Cayuse Mountain Rd. near Tonasket. Weapons offense on S. Main St. in Omak. Theft on E. Pine St. in Okanogan. Diesel fuel reported missing. Illegal fireworks on Westlake Rd. near Oroville. Burglary on N. Fifth Ave. in Okanogan. Electronics reported missing. Assault on S. Fifth Ave. in Okanogan. Drugs on W. Central Ave. in Omak. Burglary on Riverside Dr. in Omak. Theft on N. Ash St. in Omak. Drugs on S. Western Ave. in Tonasket.

DISTRICT COURT

Damaso Sanchez Ortega, 34, Tonasket, guilty of DUI. Sanchez Ortega was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 354 days suspended, and fined $1,936. Sanchez Ortega also had a charge dismissed: no valid operator’s license without ID. Alejandro Isaias Sandoval, 19, Omak, guilty (deferred prosecution revoked) of MIP/C. Sandoval received a 180-day suspended sentence and fined $768. Scott Anthony Smith, 40, Omak, guilty of reckless driving and DUI. Smith was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 359 days suspended, and fined $2,136. Daniel James Trevino, 29, Oroville, guilty of use or possession of a loaded firearm in a vehicle and first-degree DWLS. Trevino was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 274 days suspended, and fined $1,308. Timothy Robert Williams, 19, Riverside, guilty of POCS (marijuana) (less than 40 grams). Williams was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 89 days suspended, and fined $871.

911 CALLS/JAIL BOOKINGS

Monday, March 17, 2014 Vehicle prowl on Hwy. 97 near Oroville. Vehicle prowl on N. Sixth Ave in Okanogan. Money and drums reported missing. Sex offender registry on S. Eighth Ave. in Okanogan. Trespassing on Eastlake Rd. near Oroville. Theft on Greenacres Rd. near Riverside. Rifle reported missing. Road rage on Riverside Dr. in Omak. Hok Ming Alexis Chan, 31, booked on a USBP hold and POCS (mari-

Timothy Keith Edwards, 40, booked for violation of a no-contact order and two Department of Corrections warrants for violation of a no-contact order (DV). Dean Shawn Tonner, 46, booked on a Superior Court FTA warrant for forgery. Jeanie Kay Todd, 32, booked on an Omak Police Department FTA warrant for third-degree theft, fourthdegree assault (DV), interfering with reporting (DV) and violation of a no-contact order (DV). Jim Steven Smith, 42, booked three Department of Corrections warrants: two for forgery and one for second-degree theft; and for thirddegree DWLS and POCS (meth). Tara Jeanette Ammons, 41, court commitments for first-degree theft and residential burglary. James Edwards Kiesecker Jr., 37, booked for first-degree DWLS and an ignition interlock violation. James Christian Rush, 33, booked on an OCSO probable cause warrant for fourth-degree assault (DV); four Superior Court FTA warrants: fourth-degree assault, reckless driving, first-degree DWLS and an ignition interlock violation; and two Spokane County FTA warrants: second-degree burglary and POCS. Kevin Charles Moriarty, 56, booked on an OCSO FTC warrant for DUI. Friday, March 21, 2014 Automobile theft on Appleway Ave. in Okanogan. Domestic dispute on Summit Lake Rd. near Tonasket. Warrant arrest on Box Spring Dr. near Tonasket. Two reports of theft on Engh Rd. in Omak. Malicious mischief on Main St. in Oroville. Fraud on Main St. in Oroville. Trespassing on Hwy. 20 near Tonasket. Gary Eugene Hendrickson, 32, booked for a drug court violation. Fernando Espinoza Seaman, 29, booked on four counts of POCS (methamphetamine) within 1,000 feet of a school zone. Michael Aaron Cornella, 24, booked for third-degree DWLS. Teresa Ann Moomaw, 37, booked on two Omak PD FTA warrants: DUI and third-degree DWLS. David Condon-Soderberg, 20, booked on a Superior Court FTA warrant for POCS. Shanyce Rachel Rodriguez, 20, booked for violation of a no-contact order (DV). Steven Nordlund, no middle name listed, 28, Department of Corrections detainer. James Edward Grant, 32, booked for POCS (methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia. Saturday, March 22, 2014 Threats on Engh Rd. in Omak. Malicious mischief on N. Fourth Ave. in Okanogan. Paintballing reported.

Theft on Pine St. in Okanogan. Wallet reported missing. Trespassing on Barnholt Loop Rd. near Okanogan. Theft on Omak-Riverside Eastside Rd. near Omak. Cell phone reported missing. Theft on Engh Rd. in Omak. Two-vehicle crash on W. Grape Ave. in Omak. No injuries reported. DWLS on S. Whitcomb Ave. in Tonasket. Norman Edward Whited, 63, booked on a Tonasket Police Department FTA warrant for DUI. Loren Mitchell Harry, 22, booked for second-degree trafficking in stolen property, third-degree theft and a State Patrol FTA warrant for third-degree DWLS. Aaron Cesslie Jacobs, 23, booked on an Omak Police Department FTA warrant for fourth-degree assault (DV) and several Benton County warrants: third-degree escape, fourth-degree assault and MIP/C. Wayne Morris McGhee, 64, booked for obstruction, resisting arrest, first-degree DWLS and OCSO warrants for DUI and second-degree DWLS. Sunday, March 23, 2014 Drugs on S. Second Ave. in Okanogan. Illegal burning on Moonshine Dr. in Oroville. One-vehicle crash on Aeneas Valley Rd. near Tonasket. No injuries reported. Assault on Hwy. 97 near Oroville. DWLS on Hwy. 97 near Tonasket. Illegal burning on First St. in Riverside. Two-vehicle hit-and-run crash on Conconully Rd. near Okanogan. No injuries reported. Burglary on Okoma Dr. in Omak. Theft on Engh Rd. in Omak. Domestic dispute on Ironwood St. in Oroville. Malicious mischief on S. Whitcomb Ave. in Tonasket. Assault on S. Whitcomb Ave. in Tonasket. DUI on W. Fifth St. in Tonasket. Kenneth Wesley Clark, 34, Department of Corrections detainer. Jorge Emilio Loza Zamora, 19, booked for POCS (methamphetamine), MIP/C and a USBP hold. Gina Marie Clark, 21, booked for DUI. Aaron Lee Dick, 25, booked for attempted felony eluding, thirddegree DWLS, and a Department of Corrections detainer. Justin Thomas Gentemann, 24, booked for second-degree DWLS and resisting arrest. Patrick Thomas Watt, 39, court commitments for DUI and thirddegree DWLS. Christopher Loren Anguiano, 25, booked on two counts of fourthdegree assault (DV). Pamela Jones, no middle name listed, 48, booked for fourthdegree assault.

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