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Potential to utilize existing heavy haul corridor to export goods to Canada, create more jobs of electric vehicles are high dollar tourists and that there is high use of these vehicles in the Puget Sound area, accordOROVILLE – Jennifer Korfiatis of the ing to Korfiatis. By expanding the numbers of charging North Central Washington Economic Development District was on hand to stations into the regions in the NCWEDD discuss the NCWEDD with the Oroville it will be good for the economy, she said. Council at their Tuesday, April 1 meet- The group is working on a map showing availability of the charging station and ing. Korfiatis said her group was a feder- developing a mobile app. Omak has the ally designated economic development closest charging station to Oroville, but agency serving Okanogan, Chelan and there is also one in Waterville and in the Methow Valley. Douglas counties “It makes sense... and the Colville “We take the larger, 30,000 North Central Confederated foot viewpoint, and see Washington really Tribes. has the low power “We take the what happens in one that are conlarger, 30,000 foot community that affects all.” rates ducive to electric viewpoint, and see vehicles,” she said. Jennifer Korfiatis, Administrator, what happens in NCW Economic Development District R e g i o n a l one community Tourism: “We that affects all,” said are working with Korfiatis. Before coming to the meeting she took Washington State University to study a quick trip around town and north of where the high dollar tourists are and the border with Chris Branch, Oroville’s what would bring them here,” Korfiatis Director of Community Development, said. The NCWEDD can be found online at who is vice chairman on the group’s board. “What the NCWEDD does is a very important voice in what we do,” said BRANCH REPORTS The Community Development Branch. Korfiatis said the EDD has been con- Director updated the council on a couple centrating on three things recently: of issues, the Regional Transportation entrepreneurship, electric vehicles and Planning Organization (RTPO) and a move to expand the Heavy Haul regional tourism. Entrepreneurship: “We’ve been focus- Corridor, as well as giving a report on ing on mentorship... They’ve (mentors) the downtown tree pruning. Some of the bigger members of the been there done that. We team them up and stand back. This has resulted in lots RTPO, mostly Chelan County and the city of Wenatchee, have suggested a of success,” she said. One success came from teaming an change in who gets a vote in the orgaEast Wenatchee beer brewer with a local nization. The matter has been discussed wine maker who had a lot to share about at several previous council meetings. similar business models, according to Oroville’s mayor, Chuck Spieth, has been invited to attend the meeting in Twisp Korfiatis. Electric Vehicles: “There have been with other Okanogan County members. “As far as the RTPO goes, the Mayor five charging stations installed on private property (in North Central Washington). of Twisp has done a lot of footwork and These are from a catalyst of federal fund- called a meeting in Twisp. There may be ing along the I-5 corridor and into the a turnover in the south end because of Methow Valley,” she said. Research shows that early adopters SEE COUNCIL | PG A4 BY GARY A. DE VON


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The Oroville Fire Department was continuing to practice their fire suppression techniques last Monday evening, this time it was at the bin storage lot on the south end of town. While a large pile of burning debris was quickly knocked down by part of the fire crew, the new-to-the -city 50 foot ladder truck was used to wet down nearby bins to make sure they would not catch alight. For more see page A9

FBI and ATF seize ‘incendiaries’ Contents of storage unit slated for auction contained powders, ammo and gun parts BY GARY DE VON MANAGING EDITOR

OROVILLE – Agents from the FBI and ATF seized some of the contents of a storage unit, which included illegal substances, located at 140 Chesaw Rd., but would not comment on why they had served the warrant. “You’ll have to call the Seattle FBI Media Rep,” said Agent Chris Sadlowski with the FBI, who with several other agents were pulling boxes from the unit, one of several at Oroville Mini Storage, just outside of Oroville. After contacting Ayn Dietrick, with media relations, The Gazette-Tribune received a call from the Spokane FBI office. “You have some good questions; unfortunately we can only say that ‘yes’ we did execute a search warrant,” said Frank Harrill, Supervisory Senior Resident Agent of the Spokane office of the FBI.

“It is an ongoing investigation.” Jeff Bunnell, who owns Oroville Mini Storage with his wife, said he had inventoried the unit in preparation for the auction. He said after discovering reloading equipment and “powder” that could be used for reloading or making fireworks, he contacted the Oroville Police Chief and the county sheriff ’s office. “They seemed to think it was OK to hold the auction,” said Bunnell, who is owed several months rent on the unit. He said he did not contact either the FBI or Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms and Tobacco, but assumed word had gotten around, possibly through his advertising of the auction. A former firefighter with the City of Renton, Bunnell said he was unaware of the unit’s contents before doing the inventory. He said that although customers are not allowed to store some items, it’s impossible to know what is contained in them as the contents are private. In Bunnell’s auction advertisement he lists gun reloading supplies, including powder and primers, as well as firework supplies and a variety of ammunition and gun parts. Bunnell didn’t name the renter, saying only that they did not live in the area. He said this was the second time he was about to sell the contents. The first time


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Several agents from the FBI and ATF served a warrant to seize items from a storage unit at Oroville Mini Storage Friday morning. The agents would not comment, but the storage unit, the contents of which were going up for auction the next day because of unpaid rental bills, contained gun reloading supplies, including primers and powders, as well as ammo and gun parts, according to a classified ad placed in this newspaper by Oroville Mini Storage owner Jeff Bunnell. he said the day before he was planning on putting it up for auction the renter’s then-girlfriend paid the six months rental that was in arrears over the phone. After the smoked cleared, the federal agents didn’t seize very much, according to Bunnell Friday evening. “Just a couple of small cardboard boxes that they said contained items that could be used to make illegal incendiaries and bombs, including some illegal shotgun

shells that he (the renter) had made himself. Stuff they said it was illegal for him to have in his possession,” Bunnell said. About the auction, the storage business owner said it was still on for the next day. “I’ve even had a call from a guy who said he was coming down with a semitruck. I told him he won’t need anything that big,” said Bunnell.


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OROVILLE - Oroville Mayor Chuck Spieth has declared the week of April 21 through 25 as the annual Oroville Spring Clean-up. Residents may schedule pick-ups by contacting Oroville City Hall at 509-4762926. The pickup date will be Monday, April 28. There will be no charge for burnables (yard trash) although burnables must be separated and placed into cardboard boxes or paper bags (no plastic bags). Limbs may be bundled for easy pickup. Collection fees may be assessed for appliances, tires, large pickups, etc. Batteries and hazardous materials will not be collected. The mayor and city council are encouraging all residents and property owner to take pride in our community by participating in the Spring Clean-up. Take advantage of this opportunity to cleanup your neighborhood.

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The Bonaparte Snowmobile/ATV Club drew the winner of its Seafood Raffle on Sunday, April 6. The winners were Larry and Jill Heming of Republic. The prize included 25 pounds of Dungeness Crab clusters, 10 pounds Salmon fillets and 10 pounds of Jumbo prawns.

Kinross donates to Rally Blues Festival THE GAZETTE-TRIBUNE

OROVILLE - Clyde Andrews, president of the Oroville Chamber of Commerce announced this week that the Chamber has received a $5,000 grant from Kinross Gold Corporation in support of the inaugural Rally at the Border Blues Festival. The event will take place Saturday, May 17 at Deep Bay Park. “We are thrilled to have this vote of confidence from Kinross in our efforts to build a touristattracting festival here with the potential to grow,” Andrew said. “This generous donation puts us over a third of the way to reaching our goal for contributions needed to underwrite the 2014 event.” Deana Zakar, Community and

Goverment Relations Specialist with Kinross said, “Kinross Kettle River – Buckhorn is pleased to be able to assist with an event that will help bring outside dollars into the local economy. The blues festival sounds like an excellent opportunity to bring music, culture, tourism and economic development to the region. The timing of the festival coincides with the annual Armed Forces Day Run to the Border motorcycle event that originates in Wenatchee and brings several riders to Oroville by early afternoon that Saturday. Planners hope the festival will persuade many of the participants to stay on into the evening for the event as well as remain in Oroville for the Sunday charity poker run

TONASKET - In 2009 the World Health Organization (WHO) launched a global campaign called SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands. WHO set aside May 5 as a day to focus on improving hand hygiene in healthcare to demonstrate the worldís commitment to patient safety. This annual initiative centers on urging all healthcare workers to clean their hands thoroughly before and after patient contact. The program promotes the role of hand hygiene in helping prevent potentially life threatening Hospital Acquired Infections. In our little corner of the world, North Valley Hospital stepped up to deliver a hand hygiene program developed by our Infection Control Nurse, Marcia Naillon, RN. Naillon adopted the program “Gel In, Gel Out” and educated all the patient care and support staff in proper hand hygiene and the requirement to use antibacterial gel when you enter and exit a patient room. This program applies to maintenance staff entering a patient room to work on a piece of equipment, physicians, nurses, housekeepers and all other support staff. North Valley Hospital has made tremendous

WSDOT Chip sealing begins in Okanogan County THE GAZETTE-TRIBUNE

that will take place in several Northern Okanogan locations. The festival is open to the general public, and attendees must be 21 years of age and over. It will get underway at 2 p.m. and continues until 10 p.m. and features five bands. The musical line-up includes Junk Belly, Red House, Blues Edition, Voo Doo Church of Blues and North Half. Advance tickets are on sale for $20 and may be purchased on-line at www.rallyattheborderbluesfest. com. Tickets will also be sold the day of the event for $25. The Oroville weekend of events is a project of the chamber’s Discover Oroville Committee, comprised of interested citizens, that is charged with developing long range tourism development strategies.


progress promoting the importance of clean hands, implementing a new hand hygiene policy in May, 2013. “Hand hygiene is the easiest method of infection prevention,” said Naillon. “Not everyone realizes how easily they can contaminate themselves and then spread infection with their hands. Hand hygiene is the fundamental, cross-cutting practice that we know helps prevent the spread of infection within the hospital.” Naillon has assigned the role of a “Secret Shopper” to one of our staff members, who are responsible for tracking staff and visitors who enter and exit patient rooms and reports on the amount of people who are following the Hand Hygiene Program guidelines. The Secret Shopper conducts regular audits to monitor compliance, and crusade for increased awareness of the Hospital’s year-old hand hygiene policy. We have set our goal at 90% compliance with “Gel In, Gel Out” by our staff. We’re celebrating our staff meeting and exceeding the goal we have set for them for the month of February, with 91% compliance and March the staff had 90% compliance. The Hospital would like to publicly recognize our staff adopting the new hand hygiene policy to improve patient safety.

TONASKET – The Washington State Department of Transportation has begun several chip sealing projects in Okanogan County, including work on US97 and SR20 Work is scheduled for this week Monday, April 7 through Thursday, April 10, during the daylight hours on Highway 97 from milepost 314 to 326 from Tonasket north. WSDOT says to expect some occasional delays at 6th Street in downtown Tonasket where crews are installing new ADA sidewalk

ramps. On Tuesday, April 7 only, expect up to 20 minute delays with flaggers where another crew is grinding down old pavement north of Tonasket. Other work locations include SR17, west of Bridgeport at SR174 east of Brewster at Hwy. 97. This will take place during daylight hours on Monday, with delays up to 20 minutes. Other work areas: SR 20 (MP 209-227) Loup Loup Pass (no work this week); SR 20 (MP 261266) Tonasket East (no work this week); US 97 (MP 260-286) Brewster at SR 173 to Okanogan

at SR 20 (no work this week). In this $15.5 million project, Central Washington Asphalt is resurfacing 238 miles of 10 state highways in five counties of North Central Washington. This project also updates safety features including new striping, centerline rumble strips and reflective pavement markers, along with paving several intersections, and addressing ADA (Americans with Disability Act) concerns on SR 155 in Grand Coulee and on US 97 in Tonasket. Work began March 17 and should be complete by October.

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Kevin Joseph Lacourse, 39, Omak, pleaded guilty Nov. 8, 2013 to assault in violation of a nocontact order (DV). Lacourse was sentenced March 31 to six months in jail and fined $1,210.50 for the July 5, 2013 crime. Jerry Ray Mears, 49, Riverside, was found guilty March 24 (jury trial) of two counts of theft of a motor vehicle, theft of a firearm, three counts of first-degree trafficking in stolen property, third-degree theft, two counts of harassment (threats to kill), two counts of intimidating a witness, two counts of tampering with a witness, and second-degree theft. The jury found him innocent of on two additional counts: harassment (threats to kill) and intimidating a witness. Mears was sentenced to 102 months in prison and fined $3,331.50. A restitution hearing was scheduled for May 12. Alfred Floyd Oliver II, 38, Oroville, pleaded guilty April 1 to POCS (methamphetamine) and hitand-run (unattended vehicle). The crimes occurred May 26, 2012. The court dismissed a resisting arrest charge. In a separate case, Oliver pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance (heroin). That crime occurred Jan. 14. In another separate case, Oliver pleaded guilty to POCS (heroin). He was sentenced to a total of six months in jail and fined $2,110.50. Aaron Justin Conrad PfaltzgraffMiller, 20, Omak, was found guilty April 2 (jury trial) of second-degree assault. Pfaltzgraff-Miller was sentenced to 20 months in prison for the Aug. 6, 2013 crime. He was fined $5,370.82, including $4,260.32 in restitution to Mid-Valley Hospital in Omak. Larry Junior Frazier, 45, Omak, pleaded guilty April 1 to two counts of third-degree theft and one of first-degree trafficking in stolen property. Frazier was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 214 days suspended for two years for the Dec. 2, 2013 crimes. He was fined $1110.50 and ordered to pay restitution to Wal-Mart in the amount of $165.07. The court dismissed an additional charge of first-degree trafficking in stolen property. Kyle Albert Cantlon, 21, Okanogan, pleaded guilty April 1 to seconddegree burglary, second-degree theft and second-degree malicious mischief. Cantlon was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 274 days suspended, and fined $1,110.50 for the Jan. 26 crimes. A restitution hearing was scheduled for May 12. Joshua Michael Chapa, 23, Omak, pleaded guilty April 1 to POCS (heroin) and third-degree DWLS. Chapa was sentenced to 60 days in jail and fined $2,110.50 for the Oct. 10, 2013 crimes. The court dismissed an additional charge: use of drug paraphernalia. Dean Shawn Tonner, 46, Okanogan, was found guilty April 1 (bench trial) of forgery. Tonner was sentenced to 15 days in jail and fined $2,223.40 for the June 15, 2011 crime. Shawna Rae Anderson, 41, with addresses in both Oroville and Omak, pleaded guilty April 7 to attempted endangering with a controlled substance. Anderson was sentenced to 4.5 months in jail and fined $640 for the Aug. 1, 2013 crime. Francisco Gonzales, no middle name listed, 19, Omak, pleaded guilty April 7 to second-degree robbery, second-degree theft and second-degree malicious mischief. Gonzales was sentenced to 15 months in prison for the Nov. 3, 2012 crimes. He was fined $1,110.50 and ordered to pay $1,352.84 in restitution. The court found probable cause to charge Hok Ming Alexis Chan, 31, Whistler, B.C., with POCS (marijuana) (more than 40 grams). The crime allegedly occurred March 14 at the Oroville Port of Entry. The court found probable cause to charge Chad Vanetta, no middle name listed, 27, Tonasket, with POCS (hydrocodone), POCS (methamphetamine) and use of drug paraphernalia. The crimes allegedly occurred March 14. The court found probable cause to charge Jeremiah Van Tachell, 22, Omak, with POCS (heroin) and use of drug paraphernalia. The crimes allegedly occurred March 17. The court found probable cause to charge Kane McKinsey Searcy,

31, Riverside, with possession of a stolen motor vehicle. The crime allegedly occurred March 18. The court found probable cause to charge Joshua Carl Jacobs, 28, Omak, with third-degree assault of a child. The crime allegedly occurred March 21. The court found probable cause to charge James Edward Grant, 32, Omak, with POCS (methamphetamine) and use of drug paraphernalia. The crimes allegedly occurred March 21. The court found probable cause to charge Alisha Ann Russell, 21, Omak, with third-degree assault of a child. The crime allegedly occurred March 21. The court found probable cause to charge Darcy Kim Edwards, 41, Omak, with second-degree burglary and second-degree theft. The crimes allegedly occurred July 8, 2013. The court found probable cause to charge Dylan Thomas James Counts, 20, Okanogan, with second-degree possessing depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. The crime allegedly occurred Feb. 13. The court found probable cause to charge Daniel S. DuBois, 27, Okanogan, with two counts of third-degree assault and DUI. The crimes allegedly occurred March 26. The court found probable cause to charge Leroy Pearl McDonald, 65, Omak, with assault in violation of a no-contact order. The crime allegedly occurred March 30. The court found probable cause to charge Timothy Keith Edwards, 40, Omak, with violation of a no-contact order (DV). The crime allegedly occurred March 20. The court found probable cause to charge Loren M. Harry, 22, Omak, with first-degree trafficking in stolen property and third-degree theft. The crimes allegedly occurred March 22. The court found probable cause to charge Aaron Lee Dick, 25, Okanogan, with attempting to elude a pursuing police vehicle and third-degree DWLS. The crimes allegedly occurred March 29. The court found probable cause to charge Ernesto Eduardo Mendez Leon, 19, with POCS (methamphetamine), use of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest and third-degree DWLS. The crimes allegedly occurred March 29. The court found probable cause to charge Karilyn Ann Cline, 24, Oroville, with POCS with intent (methamphetamine) and POCS (hydrocodone). The crimes allegedly occurred April 1.


A 16-year-old Omak boy pleaded guilty March 12 to POCS. The boy was sentenced to 14 days in detention with credit for 14 served, and fined $100 for the Feb. 26 crime. A 15-year-old Oroville boy pleaded guilty March 26 to attempted second-degree rape. The boy received a 36-week suspended sentence and fined $100 for the March 15, 2013 crime.

DISTRICT COURT Jose Luis Escalera, 43, Oroville, had a third-degree DWLS charge dismissed. Joshua M. Fink, 30, Okanogan, had a third-degree malicious mischief charge dismissed. Travis James Fox, 26, Tonasket, guilty of first-degree negligent driving. Fox received a 90-day suspended sentence and fined $768. Michael Robert Fry, 35, Omak, guilty of DUI. Fry was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 234 days suspended, and fined $3,336. Henry John George III, 27, Omak, guilty of fourth-degree assault. George was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 362 days suspended, and fined $1,033.

William Gomez, no middle name listed, 67, Tonasket, guilty of DUI. Gomez was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 362 days suspended, and fined $1,681. Larry Lee Graves, 59, Tonasket, guilty of fourth-degree assault and carrying a concealed pistol without a permit. Graves was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 362 days suspended, and fined $1,183. He also had two charges dismissed: third-degree malicious mischief and harassment (gross misdemeanor). Ruby Shaina Gua, 24, Omak, guilty of third-degree DWLS. Gua was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 88 days suspended, and fined $858. Roger Ellis Haeberle, 65, Okanogan, had a charge dismissed: outdoor burning of a prohibitive substance. Haeberle was fined $200. Deiltha Gail Hahn, 36, Omak, had a third-degree DWLS charge dismissed. Leo Clay Hall, 47, Omak, guilty of disorderly conduct. Hall was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 88 days suspended, and fined $608. Loren M. Harry, 22, Omak, guilty of third-degree DWLS. Harry was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 88 days suspended, and fined $658. Debra S. Hopkin, 46, Omak, had a fourth-degree assault charge dismissed. Marcario Daniel Ibarra, 31, Omak, guilty of making a false statement to a public servant. Ibarra was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 344 suspended, and fined $808. Thomas Edward Isakson, 40, Okanogan, had two charges dismissed: third-degree possession of stolen property and third-degree theft. Jesse Owen Jane, 37, Omak, guilty of first-degree DWLS and operating a vehicle without an ignition interlock. Jane was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 334 days suspended, and fined $1,308. Wesley Hart Jones, 31, Omak, guilty of DUI. Jones was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 331 days suspended, and fined $1,936. Jones also had a hit-and-run (unattended vehicle) charge dismissed. David Wayne Kaufmann, 43, Oroville, had a charge dismissed: use or possession of a loaded firearm in a vehicle. Kaufmann was fined $400.

911 CALLS AND JAIL BOOKINGS Monday, March 31, 2014 Burglary on Ed Figlinski Rd. near Riverside. Burglary on S. Fourth Ave. in Okanogan. Malicious mischief on Redneck Dr. near Oroville. Irrigation lines reportedly cut. Burglary on Rodeo Trail Rd. near Okanogan. Theft on Omache Dr. in Omak. Violation of no-contact order on Cartwright Dr. near Tonasket. Warrant arrest on Talkire Lake Rd. near Tonasket. Trespassing on Balmes Rd. near Oroville. Domestic dispute on 6th Ave. in Oroville. Animal theft on Sawtell Rd. near Oroville. Dogs reported missing. DWLS on S. Third Ave. in Okanogan. DWLS on S. Second Ave. in Okanogan. Trespassing on Okoma Dr. in Omak. Harassment on S. Main St. in Omak. Harassment on Appleway Ave. in Oroville. Custodial interference on Ironwood St. in Oroville. Two-vehicle hit-and-run crash on 23rd Ave. in Oroville. Destiny Delores Dill, 42, booked for second-degree TMVWOP. Sarah Marie Ohmer, 41, booked for second-degree criminal trespassing.

Mark Anthony Combs, 51, booked for first-degree DWLS and an ignition interlock violation. Tuesday, April 1, 2014 Malicious mischief on Blue Heron Lane near Riverside. Malicious mischief on Conconully Rd. near Okanogan. Mail boxes reported damaged. Malicious mischief on Green Rd. near Omak. Mail boxes reported damaged. One-vehicle crash on N. Second Ave. in Okanogan. No injuries reported. Theft on S. Second Ave. in Okanogan. Boat reported missing. Malicious mischief on S. Fifth Ave. in Okanogan. DWLS on Hwy. 7 near Oroville. Warrant arrest on N. Ash St. in Omak. Alcohol offense on N. Main St. in Omak. Public intoxication on S. Elm St. in Omak. Weapons offense on S. Fir St. in Omak. Juveniles reported with archery equipment. Theft on Oak St. in Omak. Harassment on S. Cedar St. in Omak. Harassment on Riverside Dr. in Omak. Assault on S. Cedar St. in Omak. Public intoxication on S. Main St. in Omak. Domestic dispute on Ironwood St. in Oroville. Harassment on S. Whitcomb Ave. in Tonasket. Nathan Andrew Mitchell, 25, booked for felony harassment. Karilyn Ann Cline, 24, booked for POCS with intent to deliver and POCS without a prescription. Leslie Leroy Bebee, 43, booked for POCS and third-degree DWLS. Ramon Gijon Jimenez, 29, court commitment for an ignition interlock violation. Gerald Floyd Van Hess, 57, court commitment for third-degree DWLS. Misty Francine Ornelas, 33, booked for second-degree DWLS. Wednesday, April 2, 2014 Malicious mischief on S. Second Ave. in Okanogan. Vehicle gas line reportedly cut. Theft on S. Second Ave. in Okanogan. Mini storage units reportedly entered. Fraud on Garrett Lane near Tonasket. Debit card fraud reported. Malicious mischief on Cameron Lake Rd. near Okanogan. Mailboxes reportedly damaged. Automobile theft on Chesaw Rd. near Oroville. Malicious mischief on Conconully Rd. near Okanogan. Mailbox reportedly damaged. Custodial interference on Hendrick Rd. near Omak. Two-vehicle crash on Omache Dr. in Omak. No injuries reported. Assault on Hwy. 97 near Oroville. Two-vehicle hit-and-run crash on N. Kenwood St. in Omak. Theft on Oak St. in Omak. Fraud on S. Main St. in Omak. Theft on Pine St. in Omak. Custodial interference on The Springs Rd. near Omak. Violation of no-contact order on W. Third Ave. in Omak. Illegal burning on N. Cedar St. in Omak. Assault on Ironwood St. in Omak. Theft on Apple Lane in Omak. Hit-and-run vehicle crash on E. Bartlett Ave. in Omak. Shrubs reportedly damaged.

Hit-and-run vehicle crash on 14th Ave. in Oroville. Illegal burning on N. State Frontage Rd. near Tonasket. Edward Charles Wolfe III, 22, booked on two State Patrol FTA warrants for third-degree DWLS. Bradley Scott Peters, 22, court commitments for DUI and thirddegree DWLS. Thursday, April 3, 2014 Fraud on N. B Ave. in Conconully. Found property on N. Second Ave. in Okanogan. Debit card recovered. Assault on S. First Ave. in Okanogan. Malicious mischief on Maeberry Lane near Oroville. Air conditioner reported damaged. Custodial interference on Robinson Canyon Rd. near Omak. Trespassing on N. Third Ave. in Okanogan. Harassment on Seventh Ave. in Omak. Warrant arrest on Elderberry Ave. in Omak. Threats on Main St. in Oroville. Two-vehicle hit-and-run crash on Hwy. 20 in Tonasket. No injuries reported. Laurel Ann Norris, 25, booked for fourth-degree assault (DV). Brett Nicolas Lawrence Giles, 23, booked for violation of a nocontact order (DV), an Omak Police Department FTA warrant for violation of a no-contact order (DV) and second-degree assault (probation violation). Lynn Michelle Stanley, 43, booked on a State Patrol FTA warrant for use of drug paraphernalia. Kristina Marie Kuehne, 29, booked on a Superior Court FTA warrant for first-degree identity theft, a Tribal FTA warrant for issuing bank checks and an Omak Police Department FTA warrant for third-degree theft. Friday, April 4, 2014 Trespassing on Oak St. in Omak. Burglary on S. Second Ave. in Okanogan. Theft on S. Second Ave. in Okanogan. Cash reported missing. Public intoxication on E. Bartlett Ave. in Omak. Assault on S. Second Ave. in Okanogan. Disorderly conduct on E. Grape Ave. in Omak. Drugs on Riverside Dr. in Omak. Theft on Ironwood St. in Oroville. Bicycle and cell phone reported missing. Threats on W. Second St. in Tonasket. Lucas Duayne Cook, 29, booked for second-degree TMVWOP, a Department of Corrections detainer, and two Omak Police Department FTA warrants: thirddegree theft and third-degree malicious mischief. Stuart Antoine, no middle name listed, 45, booked for DUI. Melissa Delone Starzyk, 35, booked for a drug court violation. Melanie Leigh Baillie, 38, booked for a drug court violation. Stephen Mitchell Ankney, 52, court commitment for making a false statement to a law. Saturday, April 5, 2014 Assault on S. Main St. in Omak. Burglary on Toroda Creek Rd. near Wauconda. DWLS on Hwy. 20 near Tonasket. Burglary on Hwy. 97 near Oroville. Domestic dispute on Hwy. 7 near Tonasket. Warrant arrest on Hwy. 7 near

Tonasket. Domestic dispute on Apple Lane in Omak. Disorderly conduct on Jasmine St. in Omak. Brush fire on Sunrise Dr. in Omak. Warrant arrest on Main St. in Oroville. Probation violation on Ironwood St. in Oroville. Harassment on Hwy. 20 in Tonasket. Hit-and-run vehicle crash on Hwy. 97 near Tonasket. J.W. Fox II, 38, booked on an OCSO FTA warrant for third-degree DWLS. Shane M. Heisey, 26, booked on an Oroville Police Department FTA warrant for fourth-degree assault. Pablo Cisneros Lucas, 44, booked for POCS, third-degree DWLS, an ignition interlock violation, and two OCSO FTA warrants: thirddegree DWLS and an ignition interlock violation. Dianne Jean Dirk, 51, booked on a Tribal warrant for third-degree DWLS. Jeremiah Leonard Track, 27, booked for third-degree DWLS, Omak Police Department FTA warrants for third-degree theft and obstruction, and two FTA bench warrants, both for POCS. Pamela Mae Jones, 48, booked for violation of a no-contact order. Sunday, April 6, 2014 Domestic dispute on N. Main St. in Omak. DWLS on S. Western Ave. in Tonasket. Burglary on Hwy. 97 near Okanogan. Domestic dispute on Riverside Dr. in Omak. Domestic dispute on S. Ash St. in Omak. One-vehicle crash on Omache Dr. in Omak. No injuries reported. Malicious mischief on S. Ash St. in Omak. Window reported smashed. Domestic dispute on Golden St. in Oroville. Disorderly conduct on S. Western Ave. in Tonasket. DWLS on Hwy. 97 near Tonasket. David Lee Fitzgerald, 56, booked for DUI. Stormy Renee Picard, 39, booked for DUI and third-degree DWLS. Cain Michael Bivins, 33, booked for vehicular homicide. Randy Adrian St. Peter, 38, booked for fourth-degree assault (DV). Harvey Leroy Austin, 54, booked for first-degree vehicle prowl and POCS (hashish).


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her visits, one with Sen. Parlette and one with the Mayor of Wenatchee,” said Branch. Okanogan C ounty Commissioner Jim DeTro, through Okanogan County Farm Bureau head John Wyss, has been promoting expanding the corridor from Oroville south to as far as Pateros. Branch said Robert Fine has been the region’s contact on cross border issues and was instrumental in developing the corridor between the border and the Oroville railhead. “We visited with a representative from Gorman Brothers at Oroville Reman and Reload and he said there are now 80 employs, most from Oroville,” Branch said. “There is more room for expansion.” Expansion would allow more raw logs, fruit and hog fuel for the Omak mill to go south down Highway 97, according to those promoting expansion. “Fruit... there is fruit going south to Pateros now, but it is a minimal amount,” Branch said. “They (the Canadians) are developing more packing at Winfield, which appears to offset this leak-

ing commodity from going south. The average family farm in the region is five acres or less and shrinking. It doesn’t amount to a whole lot to the provincial government. “Timber, that’s a non starter. There are not a lot of raw logs crossing the border and it is my experience that the trucks used currently on the road are adequate and wouldn’t need an expanded heavy haul corridor.” Branch said hog fuel from Canada for the Omak mill could be loaded on trains in Oroville. “I think the conversation has to be in the region. There’s a potential for Reman and Reload or another company to load for export from the U.S. to Canada,” Branch said. The downtown tree pruning is being done by volunteers with some help from public works and their bucket truck, according to Branch, one of the volunteers. “We’ve been doing some heavy cutting while trying not to hammer the trees too hard,” he said. “The PUD is going to take one out that has been interfering with

AIRPORT RUNWAY The city will contract with J.U.B. engineering on the runway sealing project. “The FAA will allow maintenance work, but not the turn arounds, ramp and tie downs at this time,” said Rod Noel, city superintendent. “If they are incorporated later into the runway shift they might consider them just prior to the shift. “All will have to be done at the time of the shift and all we’ll have to do is add a connector to the ramp. They’ll go along with the seal coating to preserve the runway.” Noel added next year the city would start a new ALP and decide whether to keep the taxi ways or do a turnaround at that time. The project will cost approximately $148,000 and will do crack sealing and coating and buy the city more time to get a new plan done.


was to encourage people to get the permit; currently there is only one person in the city who has a dog/cattery permit. Another motion, by Jeffko, to change the applicable age of the animals from six months to eight weeks, failed to draw a second. The new fees will be removed from the ordinance and placed on the city’s fee schedule. UPCOMING Leroy Orr of the Tonasket Airport Improvement Club requested the use of the Tonasket Municipal Airport for the Father’s

Day Fly-In, June 13-15. The council voted to hold a work session on Tuesday, April 29, at The Kuhler to continue work on its review of city codes. The city’s clean-up days will be April 21-25, while the annual Arbor Day tree planting celebration will be Friday, April 25. Tonasket students going to Washington, D.C., will be having a Walk-A-Thon at Chief Tonasket Park on Sunday, April 27. The council was scheduled to hold its next meeting on Tuesday, April 11.

the power lines. One clearly has to go; it is up against a sign and in the wires. The PUD has a replacement though.”

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“The Salmon People: Stories Tell the Past” is the focus of the 2014 exhibit at the Oroville Depot Museum. The peoples who spoke dialects of the Okanogan language lived from Wenatchee to Endby, B.C. They have a story of their own prior to the coming of European settlement. The word Okanogan has over 50 spellings. It was in the 1930’s when Okanagan was officially changed in Washington to be spelled Okanogan. However, Okinagan, Okanegan, Oakanagan are just a few of the spellings. Oroville’s Borderlands Historical Society is working both with Colville Confederated Tribes

Street and water project starts Monday OROVILLE – The City of Oroville wants to notify nearby residents living on Central Avenue, Main Street to Cherry Street and on Cherry Street from Central Ave. to the Cherry Street Bridge the a street and water project will start on Monday, April 14. Construction to replace the water main on Central Avenue from Main Street to Cherry Street will begin on Monday, April 14, 2014. Excavation will be in the parking lane on the south side of the street. The project also includes shoulder grinding of existing pavement, intersection sidewalk ADA ramp improvements and pavement overlay. Cherry Street will also have some grinding, with pavement overlay. The streets may be closed to through traffic frequently. The project schedule is 37 work days, and will be between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. The city is apologizing in advance for any inconveniences residents may experience during this project. Those with questions or concerns are asked to contact city hall at 509-476-2926 or City Superintendent Rod Noel at 509-476-2106.

and Okanagan Nation Alliance to assemble what is believed to be the first exhibit featuring the story of the Okanogan’s prior to European contact. For the last two years, fourth graders from Oroville Elementary have collected tules and made mats as part of this upcoming display. The exhibit will only give a glimmer of a much larger and wider story of their life throughout this area. Native stories tell of the last ice age, of conflicts and challenges, of daily life, ceremonies and beliefs. Included will be stories from Mourning Dove and other native storytellers. The society is still seeking native Okanogan artifacts on loan for the summer season. Please contact Kay Sibley at 509-476-

2476 if you have possible items for the display. Currently, four programs are being developed slated for the summer to highlight aspects of the culture. Watch for notices on times, dates and topics. Books written by native authors will also be featured in the Visitor Information Center. The exhibit opens May 5 and closes on Sept. 13. The depot and Visitor Center will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. If you wish to volunteer to be part of the team of hosts for the coming summer, whether it is a part day a week, or two days a month please call the above number and leave a message. There will be training, including notes on the exhibit before the season begins.

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TONASKET - The Tonasket Junior Rodeo opens the rodeo season in Tonasket this weekend, April 12-13. Sessions begin at 10:00 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $2.00 for spectators over age 10; under 10 are free. Kids under age 18 may enter.

There are custom buckles to be won by first place finishers in all events, as well as all-around trophy saddles for the top boy and top girl in the Peewee/Junior and Intermediate/Senior divisions Concessions will be available on site, as well as the 2014 sweatshirt. The rodeo is sanctioned by the Caribou Trail Rodeo Association.

City of Oroville Mayor Chuck Spieth has declared the week of April 21st – April 25th as the annual Spring Clean-up. Residents may schedule pick-ups by contacting City Hall at 476-2926. Pickup date is Monday, April 28th. For collection information contact City Hall at 476-2926. The Mayor and City Council are encouraging all residents and property owners to take pride in our community by participating in the Spring Clean-up. Take advantage of this opportunity to cleanup your neighborhood.

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TONASKET - The Tonasket City Council, in a divided vote, opted to reduce the renewal fee for operating a dog kennel (or cattery) within the city limits. The current ordinance requires a $500 annual permit in order to keep, board or maintain more than three dogs or cats over the age of six months within the city limits for more than 48 hours at a time. The new ordinance will still require a $500 fee for the initial permit, but the annual renewal fee will be reduced to $150. The council voted 3-2 in favor of making the changes, with council member Jean Ramsey (motion) and Claire Jeffko (second) being joined by Jill Vugteveen in the “aye” column. Council members Dennis Brown and Scott Olson voted against; during discussion they expressed concerns regarding reducing the renewal fee. Ramsey said that her motivation for reducing the renewal fee


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Mr. Slusher, I generally enjoy reading your columns in the GazetteTribune. I may not always agree with your opinion on things, but appreciate your usually well thought out approach and insight. This was not the case however with your “Results not reasons” article regarding education in America. I won’t even comment on your ramblings about doing things like the Army, and no I’m not sneering at your suggestion, nor will I comment on your blaming teacher unions for test scores or say any dispraising things about police or corruption. I am simply going to address your assertion that education is failing in American based on American student test scores as compared to other industrialized countries. First let me start with your quoting of Arne Duncan, an Obama appointee as Secretary of Education, which is a surprise in itself that you would quote him because I suspect that after all the crying about “Obama care” is over Republicans will evidentially ask how this purveyor of the “common core” got the job in the first place? I mean come on; the guy only has BA in Sociology, never really taught but operated a charter school in Chicago that closed after four years, and there are mixed reviews about his performance as Chief Executive Officer of Chicago schools. Yes he did go to Harvard, but still I would think that you would be savvy enough to know that when political people make comments about statistics they are going to skew them to fit the need of whatever policy they are pushing. So lets talk about these statistics that rank the United States so low. First let’s acknowledge the fact that these statistics are based on averages. The highs, the lows, and the in betweens. Then let’s acknowledge the fact that of these industrialized nations taking the test, the United States by far has the highest rate of poverty of all these nations. Now consider the fact that of all these nations, the United States is the only nation that offers 13 years of public education to all students residing within its borders, at no cost and even provides free transportation, no matter how rural or remote. I underlined all because no other nation provides that. No other nation will offer you free education if you are not a citizen. No other nation even attempts to provide the type of education the United States does for those students with special needs. No other country provides the broad spectrum of social services through their school system. Poverty, Special needs, dysfunctional home life, all these students are part of the test to give the US it’s “average” score. These types of students are not being tested in other countries. Students that live in remote villages without transportation are not being educated or tested. In many countries students with special needs are being institutionalized, they are not being tested. Take a country like India which is producing scientist, doctors and engineers, they provide education for only 40 percent of their population. If you really want to be fair and compare apples to apples, then you take out the low scores and just use the middle to high scores and see how the United States would measure up. I’m not saying our education system is perfect, it’s along way from that, and yes there are some bad teachers out there, just like there are bad cops. What I am saying is that education system in this country does a pretty remarkable job all things considered. All the teachers I have been associated with are dedicated and there because they do make a difference. You can take Arne Duncan’s view on education or mine, which is based on 34 years teaching, with the first 20 of those years in Seattle’s inner city schools. Better yet, check for yourself.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Not happy with dealings with local post office Dear Editor, It seems I only write when I have something to complain about, so please know I love this area I’ve called home all of these years and the beautiful un-chemtraily sunny Okanogan weather. But since losing my place, a concern of late, I found one possible option to apply for a refinance and mailed the packet last Monday. I used recycled envelopes and put the postage on part of a sheet of Stamps. Com stickers left over from their recent trial offer with my postage machine. I’d weighed it carefully to be sure it had the right amount. Imagine my horror when I got it back days later with a warning sticker: “DMMP0221.4 Reuse of stamps with intent to cause loss to the government or the Postal Service is punishable by fine and or imprisonment. Precanceled stamps can be used by permit holders only and presented to authorized postal accepting units.” I hadn’t done anything wrong at all and will gladly show all of this to anyone who’s interested. Assuming it was a mistake by a new employee or something, I carefully addressed the issue on the envelope in large letters and remailed it, annoyed that this delay

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92 Years Ago: April 5 - 12, 1922: The campaign to exterminate the ground squirrels in this district will be continued this spring and all farmers who desire to help can again obtain squirrel poison from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The poison will be cheaper this year at $1.00 an ounce of strychnine and saccharine will cost about 20 cents an ounce. At the meeting of Board of Directors of School District No. 104, Mrs. Anna Turner was elected clerk and D. E. Wood, chairman. A. Richter is the other member. A magazine writer says the dog fills an empty place in man’s life. This is especially true of the hot dog. The first meeting of the Molson School District, since the election, was held Saturday and the board organized by choosing C. Van Leuven, chairman and W. E. Morris, secretary. This will automatically place Mr. Van Leuven on the board of directors of the Union High School District. The snow has been melting rapidly during the past week and all of the water has been going into the ground, thereby improving the crop outlook for this season. (From the Oroville Gazette) J. A. Duchow was a visitor in Oroville from Saturday until Monday. Mr. Duchow operates both a farm and a sawmill in the Havillah country. He has been logging this winter and planned to start his sawmill cutting lumber on Tuesday. He reports three feet of snow at Havillah with no sign of thaw up to date. Rev. W. H. Mahaffle, newly appointed pastor of the Molson Methodist Church, is expected to arrive he tomorrow and will hold Easter Services at the church Sunday. Much higher prices were paid at the second annual sale of purebred cattle, held in Okanogan Thursday than prevailed at the first sale a year ago. An average of $121 a head was paid for the Shorthorn cattle and the Herefords brought an average of $133 a head. About one-third of the cattle sold were Shorthorns from the J. W. Vincent estate, near Chesaw. ADVERTISEMENT! You can get a perfect fitting suit regardless of your shape, made to your individual measurements for $22.00 and up at barely the price of a ready-made.

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50 Years Ago: April 2 - 9 1964: What do you to do the very day following a much looked forward toward your retirement? Why, you go out

will just make my relief come all the later, if at all. Days later it came again, this time with the “Returned For Postage” stamp on it. And I discovered it was no newbie who was my enemy, but the Postmaster himself! We’d had a problem before, but he hadn’t leveled accusations or threats, either. It was suggested I go see him, but at this point I’m not sure I’d be responsible enough to be kind. I’m calling the USPS hotline in the morning and have notified our federal officials instead. Last month I sent a check from our church to a widow in need that never got there nor returned. I also sent a diploma that didn’t make it there or back so I had to reissue that and send it certified. It’s like the novel This Present Darkness all over again. They raise the price and I get worse service, insults and threats! Is it just me, or are there others who are having this trouble? Thanks, Margo Thompson Chesaw

the G-T seems to have become an arm of Fox Broadcasting, but here goes…) If Bill Slusher has bought so completely into the Koch brothers, Tea Party anti-union rhetoric, why does he continue to live in Washington State? Surely he would find more compatible soul-mates in Alabama or Mississippi? Anybody familiar with the history of this great country knows that without the influence of the labor union movement, we would still be living in a world where the norm was 65 hour workweeks for 50 cents an hour, with the prospect of living in a squalid walkup tenement at the end of the workday. Bill Slusher, Ayn Rand and their ilk are not only wrong, they are criminally wrong. Yours indignantly, John F, Connot Everett, Washington

Dear Editor, (I know that you will not publish this, since

Editor’s Note: John, your jibe at us about being akin to Fox we’ll take with a grain of salt. We publish all sorts of opinions, right, left and in-between. This newspaper serves an area where most consider themselves Republican or right of center. Mr. Slusher’s column is an attempt to balance out mine, which tends to be left of center, farther if you ask some of our readers. Anyway, I gave Tam my space to reply to Bill this week. G.A.D.


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and help your son, who is building a new home on Lake Osoyoos. At least that was the way Noah E. Petry celebrated his retirement. Petry retired as Oroville Post Master March 31, 1964 at 6 p.m., after first taking over the duties of his office in 1947. Taking over the position will be Howard Aaron. Aaron and his wife Cecile have been residents of Oroville since 1917. The Oroville Chamber of Commerce played host on Tuesday to 14 members of the Tonasket Chamber in what will probably become an annual joint meeting. Bob Codding, President of the Tonasket group, and an apple warehouse manager, stressed the need for more processing facilities for the rapidly increasing orchards of the area. Four Seniors of the Oroville Hornet Baseball squad will be playing in their last competitive sport for Oroville are; Raymond Wilson, pitcher; Robert Walker, first base; Arnie Marchand, short stop and Ron Peterson, catcher. The first game of the season will be Friday against Omak, here. Molson School District residents voted on the proposed 10 mil levy at a special election on Monday, Mach 30, 1964. The tax levy was proposed to the voters as a levy for general expense and was expected to raise $7,000. The votes show Molson, with 54 and 44 for and 7 against; Chesaw with 21 and 6 for, 13 against and 2 blanks. Word was received in Oroville this week that D’Amico’s Restaurant in Tonasket will be under new ownership beginning next Monday, April 13. The new owner will be Bob Hirst, of Tonasket. At the present time, he owns and operates Bob’s tavern in Tonasket. He plans to keep the same name for the restaurant D’Amico’s was built in 1961 by Chris D’Amico who has operated it until se sold to Hirst. The Oroville Hornets started their baseball season with a very thrilling but losing battle with Omak. Oroville took an early seven run lead, but Omak came back strong to tie the score in the fourth, making three in the seventh while Oroville could only counter with 1. Grocery prices: Chili, 40 oz. tin, $.63; Margarine 6 1 lb. pkgs., $1.00; Cabbage, $.06 per lb.; Bacon, 2 lb. pkg. $.79; Asparagus, $.19 lb.; Butter, $.46 lb.; Picnic hams, $.29 lb.; Sunshine crackers, 1 lb., $.27; 18 oz. frozen,

25 Years Ago: March 23 -30, 1989: In an effort to increase the summer Chinook run and meet fish mitigation caused by Rock Island Dam, Chelan County PUD has proposed building a fish rearing station on the Similkameen across the river from the Oroville Sewage treatment plant. The satellite rearing station and rearing pond will have the capacity to raise 576,000 Okanogan Summer Chinook salmon. The expected completion date is October, 1990. Local cowboys and cowgirls will once again ride in a recreation of history in the second annual “Pony Express Ride” on Friday, June 2. This year’s ride starts at the post office in Princeton, B.C. and ends at the Tonasket Post Office. The ride is approximately 100 miles with a ceremony held at the Nighthawk Border Station, which is an old stagecoach crossing between the two countries. Supporters from as far away a Oregon, Idaho and Montana gathered at the Omak Stampede grounds to join with local logger in the valley’s first of its kind Timber Rally, as an expression of solidarity against what they have termed “The Elitist Few.” When settlement talks between the Forest Service, environmental groups and the timber industry, broke down last month, the loggers and cattlemen felt the rally was in order to air their views. A convoy of nearly 150 vehicles rolled through Tonasket on their way to the rally. Tonasket Planning Commission will be discussing the preparation of a Comprehensive Parks & Rec Plan held at a joint public meeting on Tuesday, March 28, 1989. Nearly 25 interested residents identified and prioritized the park and recreation needs of the community. Five separate needs were identified as: Swimming Pool replacement/repair; restroom facilities in all parks; proposed development of Bonaparte Falls Park and Trail; hiking, jogging and biking trail system and additional ball fields. The Molson Grange is sponsoring another pancake feed this coming Sunday, April 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. This will be used to help put the roof on the Grange Hall. It will also be the last of serried of feeds for this year. (2014 – They are still going and the last one this year will be April 27).

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Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune | APRIL 10, 2014

Okanogan Valley Life

Easter Sunday is just 10 days away A month from today is the annual May Day Parade. About 79 of them, if I did the math correct. Hope the sun is shining then, as it is today. And ten days from today is Easter Sunday. There are three signs of Old Age. Loss of Memory… and I forget the other two. Having just gotten off the phone toTexas, chatting with a cousin, once again brings home just how far technology has advanced. I can remember when we didn’t even have a “turn the crank” phone, but somehow my mom would know if I got into mischief at school, before I got home. Still don’t know how that happened! The building formerly occupied by Sandra’s on Main, is to be opened soon, by two young ladies, doing hair, nails and feet, so the sign in the window says. Sandra is still having fun decorating and painting her new location in the Frontier grocery building, next door to Andrea’s

Bake sale raises money for Our House Submitted by Sue Wisener Tonasket Eagles #3002

I am sure everyone is glad that the weather is warming up, I know I am. The bake sale this last Friday went well $368 was raised for the Our House Cancer Care in Wenatchee. Thanks to everyone who brought and or purchased the wonderful baked goods. This last Saturday the Dinner/Dessert Auction for Cheyenne Stirek had a good turn out and raised around $1,400. Thanks everyone. On Saturday April 12 there will be a benefit dinner/ dessert auction for Meg Lange. Proceeds

End of the pinochle season Submitted by Marianne Knight Highlands Correspondent

Well here we are in the second week of April and most of our winter has melted away, almost. The shaded areas are still covered but on it’s way, away. Another “thank you” goes out to the road crews that kept our hilltop roads plowed and sanded and now the worst areas are beginning to be graded. It is nice to feel safe on the roads and know the crews are doing a good job. On March 31 with 35 players to finish off the Pinochle Season until October at the Molson Grange Hall.

Barber shop. Campaign promise: A man thought he’d caught his congressman breaking another campaign promise but the candidate said: “I know you believe you understand what I said, but I’m not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.” SING WHILE YOU DRIVE: At 45 miles per hour sing: “Highways Are Happy Ways.” At 55 miles per hour sing: “I’m But a Stranger Here, Heaven Is My Home.” At 65 miles per hour sing: “Nearer My God to Thee.” At 75 miles per hour sing: “When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder I’ll Be There.” At 85 miles per hour sing: “Lord I’m Coming Home.” It is with sadness that I write of the passing of one of our special friends, Zane Gazaway. Although he didn’t think of himself as “special” many folks did. He had been in failing

TONASKET EAGLES will go towards medical expenses. Dinner is chicken fried steak and is $10 and is 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. There is a dessert auction to follow and after that karaoke with Linda Wood. Any donations are welcome, for more information call Debbie at 509-486-2620. Members and guests welcome. There will be a tips class here at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 16. Those attending will need to know their Social Security number and have a valid drivers license. The cost is $35 cash or check. Every year the Tonasket Eagles awards scholarships for two or three seniors that wish to further their education. This years raffle is for a Stihl weed

HILLTOP COMMENTS The final winners were: Highs Darrell Bunch and Bertie Nelson. The Lows went to Jerry Beeman and Bev Holden. Everett Turner won the Traveling. The Series High went to Lani Thompson. Now is the time for you to practice your skills and teach your friends and neighbors how to play so you will be ready for October. The next Pancake Breakfast will be held on April 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost is $8 per person and you get a great breakfast of ham, eggs, fried or scrambled, buttermilk hot cakes or buckwheat and apple sauce. Don’t forget to purchase your

health for sometime and doctors really who are still in hospital in Spokane, weren’t one of his favorite people, so who weren’t supposed to arrive until he avoided them as much as possible. May, but got overly anxious and arrived He had lived a good long at three pounds each, a few life and the Oroville Senior weeks ago. They are our Center was “home” to him. great, great nephews. Holy There already is a lonely cow! No wonder we feel old. spot at the “corner table” We are. Heidi had with her where he always chose to three-year-old granddaughsit, sprinkle hot sauce on his ter, Summer. She asked quesdinner and enjoy the meal tions that I couldn’t answer, and company around him. like why are you old? Out of He was an avid pool player the mouths of babes! and enjoyed a good game A note from a friend…. of pinochle. We’ll miss you THIS & THAT Some people try to turn back “cowboy”. their odometers. Not me, I Joyce Emry Family of Zane’s told us want people to know “why” I there will be burial of his look this way. I’ve traveled a ashes, at a later date, in a veteran’s cem- long way and some of the roads weren’t etery near Spokane. paved. And as of yesterday my husband “Bunny” Henderson, another longtime is now as old as I am. resident of the area passed away. Bunny A group of friends met at the home of had been in declining health for some Harold and Jan Harper to play cards last time and confined to a care facility, in week. I think we probably overstayed Tonasket. our welcome, but it had to be done, for Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, the women to win two games against and wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save the men. far a special occasion. Today is speNow what will we do on Molson cial. Time heals almost everything. Give Monday night pinochle? They have time, time! Bingo but that doesn’t replace the cards, A visit from our niece, Heidi Hylton, for me. gave us an update on her twin grandsons, Shopping in the produce section, one

trimmer. Tickets are $3 each or two for $5 or three for $10. So come in and get your tickets – drawing will be May 30. BINGO’S Pick 8 is still over $13,000 to be won, see you at 7 p.m. Friday. We are still having happy hour Monday through Thursday from 4:45 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. and there is free pool on Tuesdays. Pinochle scores from last Sunday as follows: First place Dave Russell, second place went to Ted Zachman and low score to Jo Porter, last pinochle to Penny Smith and Ken Cook. There will be no pinochle on April 13, because it is district meeting here starting at 1 p.m. hope to see lots of support. We wish all those that are ill a speedy recovery to good health. God bless all. The Biggest Little Eagles in the state. raffle tickets with the hope to win one of the baskets that the Auxiliary Ladies put together. There are lots of goodies in each basket. This past week we started our two BINGO nights on the first and third Fridays of each month, Buy in is $10 per person with the option to purchase additional games. Come and join in the fun. The next date will be April 18 at 7 p.m. The Museum Meeting will be held on April 16 at 1 p.m. in the lodge at Eden Valley Guest Ranch. This is an open meeting. All that are interested can attend. For more information give Robin Stice a call at 509-485-4002. I am sure you all saw the picture on last weeks paper of the winners of the Donkey Basketball Game. Yeah! Chesaw/Molson.

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As you save and invest for retirement, what are your ultimate goals? Do you plan on traveling the world? Purchasing a vacation home? Pursuing your hobbies? People often think and plan for these costs. Yet, too often, many of us overlook what potentially could be a major expense during our retirement years: health care. By preparing for these costs, you can help yourself enjoy the retirement lifestyle you’ve envisioned. Many of us may ignore the impact of health care costs because we just assume Medicare will pay for everything. But that’s not the case. In estimating health care costs during retirement, you may find that $4,000 to $6,000 per year per person for traditional medical expenses is a good starting point, although the amount varies by individual. Furthermore, this figure does not include the costs of long-term care, which can be considerable. To illustrate: The

national average for home health aide services is nearly $45,000 per year, and a private room in a nursing home is nearly $84,000 per year, according to a recent survey by Genworth, a financial security company. So what can you do to help cope with these costs? Here are a few suggestions:

for Part D, Medigap and Medicare Advantage, each with varying coverage and costs, so choose the plans that best fit your needs. (To learn more about Medicare and supplemental insurance, go to • Develop a long-term care strategy. To meet long-term care costs, you could self-insure or purchase insurance coverage. To learn about long-term care insurance solutions, contact your financial advisor. • Invest for growth and rising income. Health care costs typically rise as you move further into retirement, so make sure that a reasonable portion of your assets is allocated to investments with the potential for both growth and rising income. • Think about health care directives. If you were to become incapacitated, you might be unable to make health care decisions — and these decisions may affect not only your quality of life but also your financial situation, and that of your family. Talk to your legal advisor about establishing a health care directive, which allows you to name someone to make choices on your behalf. Health care costs during your retirement may be unavoidable. But by anticipating these costs, you can put yourself in a position to deal with them — and that’s a healthy place to be.

• Estimate your costs. Try to estimate what your out-of-pocket health care costs might be, based on your health, your age at retirement, whatever supplemental insurance you may carry and other factors. • Know the key dates. Things can change in your life, but try to identify, as closely as possible, the age at which you plan to retire. This will help you spot any coverage gaps before you become eligible for Medicare at age 65. Also, be aware of the seven-month window for enrolling in Medicare, beginning three months before your 65th birthday. • Review your insurance options. Medicareapproved insurance companies offer some other parts to Medicare, including Part D, which covers prescription drugs; Medigap, which covers gaps in Parts A and B (in-hospital expenses, doctor services, outpatient care and some preventive services); and Part C (also known as Medicare Advantage, which is designed to replace Parts A, B, Medigap and, This article was written by Edward Jones for use potentially, part D). You have several options by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. Copyright © 2014 Edward Jones. All rights

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can get carried away, since fruit and veggies are in big supply, even tasting almost like they’re supposed to. Watermelon, cantaloupes, strawberries etc., not cheap, but they do add a bit of color to an otherwise drab meal. And they’re good for you. Nancy Zimmerman, Olympia, spent some time with her sister, Barbara Shaw and brother, Bill Greene, after spending the winter months, in warmer climates. Day after tomorrow, remember the Blossom Ministries summer bazaar, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. sponsored by the ladies of the Assembly of God churches, being held in the high school commons. Bring a non-perishable something for the food bank for entry fee. Also on Saturday, at 3 p.m. at the United Methodist Church there will be a memorial service for Neil Frieson, our friend from Canada who spent his winters in Oroville, making many friends at the church and the Oroville Senior Center. Spring break is over for our local schools and back they go to finish up the year. Baseball season is underway, both for high schools and professionally. So it’s “win a few and lose a few” for another season.

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TONASKET - Introduction to Wild Mushrooms and Fungi Ecology, a Highland Wonders event at the Community Cultural Center of Tonasket (411 S. Western Ave.), Friday, April 11. Presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. with desserts, tea and coffee; dinner benefiting the CCC begins at 5 p.m. Helen Lau will present an introduction into the world of macro-fungi and discuss some of their ecological functions. She will also discuss human uses of wild mushrooms, the role of mycorrhizal underground networks, truffle ecology, general fungi identification, common lawn fungi, wild collecting, and local fungi you may find while out hiking in the highlands. This event comes in response to community member requests, and is sure to illuminate the incredible nature of wild mushrooms. The presentation is free, the meal is $7.50 for CCC members or $8.50 for non-members; $5 for kids under 12; a dessert and one beverage are included for dinner guests. More information:


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.


OROVILLE – Who would have thought 30 years ago that we would be messaging each other electronically? Today it’s so commonplace we barely give it a thought. Even so, email can be confusing and frustrating. Our first North Valley Community Schools email class was full and the questions were endless. Email 102 on Wednesday, April 16, will hit many of those highlights and go a bit further for those who are ready to learn more. An optional second class on the 23rd will take you into the more advanced elements of email. Our excellent instructor can

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LOOMIS - The public is invited to attend the Easter Sunrise Service hosted by the Loomis Community Church on Sunday April 20th at 7 a.m. At 8 a.m. the congregation will also serve breakfast at the church facilities in Loomis. The morning Easter Celebration will be held at 11 a.m. Join as they declare together, “Christ is risen...He is risen indeed.” The 7 a.m. Sunrise Service will take place at the top of the Horse Spring Coulee Rd, overlooking Spectacle Lake near Loomis Any questions call Pastor Bob at 509-223-3542.”


TONASKET - A free Community Wellness program brought to you by North Valley Hospital on Tuesday, April 29 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. This course is presented by Dr. Missy Swenson (ER Physician and supporter of the American Red Cross Go Red for Women campaign). The course will be covering the signs and symptoms of heart disease and how they are different for men and women, breaking down the myths surrounding heart disease and more! There are only 20 spots available in this course, so be sure to register early. You can register online by going to or by going to our Facebook Page Events, or you can simply call (509) 486-3163.


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.


Center members will miss Zane Gazaway



We were saddened to learn of the death of our friend Zane Gazaway. He was a long time member of the Senior Center and could always be found playing pool after lunch or pinochle every Saturday evening. We knew he hadn’t been feeling well lately so about two or three

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weeks ago he announced that he wouldn’t be playing either but would be having lunch with us. I always called him Zane Gray and he once told me that he had read every one of Gray’s books. We miss you, Zane. Rest in Peace! The Sunday afternoon pinochle bunch wanted me to remind every one that next Sunday, April 13, they will be having a pot luck



What do you really know about our United States Constitution, Bill of Rights, and Declaration of Independence? Could you name five facts about any one of these documents? How about two? This quarter we are pleased to offer a series of three classes that will take you back to your school days and all that you learned, and

may have forgotten, about these historical documents. Find out why they were created and what they mean for you today. The first session, on April 24, will be a discussion of the Bill of Rights. The second class on May 15 will review our U. S. Constitution, and the third, on June 26, will examine the Declaration of Independence.

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 at the North Valley Hospital’s Human Resource office or on-line at www. . 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.


Easter is coming up. Our annual egg hunt will be Saturday April 19. This year we are happy to announce we have a Senior High School student, Emily Viveros, who elected to select the Easter Egg Hunt as her senior project. With the help of other students


The 2013-2014 season is a wrap! It’s been great and looks like everyone had a good time. Which is just as well as there is no trip to Disneyland available this year. Most everyone knows by now


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OLIVER THEATRE April, 2014  Programme  

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Thurs. -­  Fri.          April  3  –  4    

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

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Phone 250-­‐498-­‐2277        Oliver,  BC  

Sat. -­  Sun.  –  Mon.  –  Tues.        April  19  -­  20  –  21  –  22  

Thurs. -­  Fri.          April  3  –  4    

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Thurs. -­  Fri.          April  24  –  25     Showtimes  on  Fri.  @  7:00  &  9:30  p.m.  

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Coarse language,  violence,  street  racing.  


Sat. –  Sun.  –  Mon.  –  Tues.,  Thurs.  –  Fri.       April  26  –  27  –  28  -­  29,  May  1  -­  2   One  Showing  Nightly  @  7:30  p.m.  

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


Sat. –  Sun.  –  Mon.  –  Tues.,  Thurs.  –  Fri.       April  12  –  13  –  14  -­  15,  17  -­  18   Coarse  language,  violence,  street  racing.   One  Showing  Nightly  @  7:30  p.m.   Sat.  –  Sun.  –  Mon.  –  Tues.,  Thurs.  –  Fri.      




April 26  –  27  –  28  -­  29,  May  1  -­  2   One  Showing  Nightly  @  7:30  p.m.   Violence.  

Sat. –  Sun.  –  Mon.  –  Tues.,  Thurs.  –  Fri.       April  12  –  13  –  14  -­  15,  17  -­  18   One  Showing  Nightly  @  7:30  p.m.  

MUppETS MOST WaNTED APR 19-20-21-22 Violence.


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FRI. 7:00, 9:30 SAT. *1:30,4:30,7:15 SUN.*1:30,4:30 & 7:15. WkdAYS. 7:00


ACTION/AdVENTURE/SCI-FI STARRING CHAILENE WOOdLEY, THEO JAMES, kATE WINSLET FRI.6:30 & 9:45, SAT.*1:00,4:15,7:30 140min PG13 SUN *1:30,4:15,7:30. WkdYS 6:30. SUN.MATINEE AT 1:00 Matinee $6.00

Church of Christ

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

Seventh-Day Adventist

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


SPORT/dRAMA STARRING kEVIN COSTNER, CHAdWICk bOSEMAN, JENNIFER GARNER FRI.6:45 & 9:45, SAT.*1:00,4:15,7:30 SUN *1:15,4:15,7:30. WkdYS 6:45. SAT. MATINEE AT 1:15

Adult $8.50


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Violence. There  will  also  be  a  matinee  of  this  show  on  the  Sat.    at  2:00  p.m.    All  seats  $4.50  for  the  matinee.


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

Sat. -­  Sun.  –  Mon.  –  Tues.        April  19  -­  20  –  21  –  22  

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Come visit us in friendly downtown Tonasket!

         Regular  Showtimes  

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.

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

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

Child $6.00

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

odd numbered teams will bring salads and the even numbered teams desserts. We want teams to let us know how many members and guests to expect. We need to limit one guest per member. Sponsors are considered members. There will be drawing and fun and surprises throughout the evening. We are looking forward to seeing all the teams there to wrap up the season in style. Oh, and we will Play Pool!

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@ 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!

luncheon after Church but before playing pinochle all afternoon. All are welcome. The MedStar enrollment is still open but will be closing by week’s end. Please contact me for forms and information. For the first quarter of 2014, Ed Craig and Dolly were high scorers. The scores for April 5: the door prize was won by Boots Emry; Evelyn Dull had the most pinochles; Larry Smith was the high scoring man for the evening and Wilma Colburn had the highest score for the women. Betty Hall and her partner Wilma Colburn shared 1500 trump. Wow! More next time.


that the Brew Crew will be taking the “Travelin’ Trophy” back to Canada this year. The rest of the story will be told at the banquet on Wednesday, April 16, at the Oroville Eagles. We’ll have prime rib dinner at 6 p.m. and awards about 7 p.m. The

and third Tuesday of the month and the Auxiliary meets on the second and fourth Tuesday. Happy hour is 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. every day. We have free pool every Sunday. Monday is Taco Night, Thursdays we play Bingo and eat Burgers and More. Friday is Karaoke and Meat Draw. Watch this column for Saturday special events. Come join your brothers and sisters at your Eagles and bring your friends. Find out what is happening at your club and join in. As always, We Are People Helping People.


Our Community Bulletin Board generally allows listing your event for up two weeks prior to the day it occurs. If space allows it may be included prior to the two week limit. However, our online calendar at allows the event to be listed for much longer periods. Please include day, date, time and location, as well as a for further information phone number. You may place an event on the online calendar by going to our website and clicking on the ?Add an Event? button on the homepage. Please, list your event only for the day or days of its occurrence. Once your request is submitted, it can take up to 48 hours for the event to appear on the calendar. Online submissions don?t always go into the hardcopy edition, so it helps if they are also submitted to us at gdevon@gazette-tribune. com or at Gazette-Tribune, P.O. Box 250, Oroville, WA. 98844.

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312 S. Whitcomb



The Tonasket food bank operates every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Sarge’s Burger Bunker, 101 Hwy. 97 N. For more information, contact Deb Roberts at (509) 4862192. The Oroville food bank operates every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., excluding holidays, in the basement of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. For more info, call Jeff Austin at (509) 476-3978 or Sarah Umana at (509) 476-2386.


she will prepare the eggs at the High School and they will be stored at the Eagles. So please, if you have money or eggs to donate you can still do so at the Eagles starting about April 14. We have stopped doing Steak Nite on Friday and Burgers on Wednesday night but will start Monday Night Tacos on April 7. Our Aerie meetings are the first

Brew Crew takes trophy back to Canada


April, 2014  Programme  


Oroville Free Methodist

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

LOOMIS Loomis Community Church

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


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

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.

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

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Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune | APRIL 10, 2014 OKANOGAN VALLEY GAZETTE-TRIBUNE • April 10, 2014





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

Real Estate Wanted

For Rent OROVILLE GARDEN APARTMENTS. Senior or Disable Housing 1 bedroom upstairs Subsidized Unit if eligible. Located downtown. Applications available at 617 Fir St., Oroville.

LOOKING FOR A Forever Home To Buy. Have Regular Income. In Tonasket or Close By and Outside the Flood Zone. A View would be Over The Top. Want Cheap and Owner Carried Contract if possible. Will Remodel Some to Make Wheelchair Assessable. Needs Good Bones Regarding Foundation, Electrical and Roof. A Workshop or Garage is a Plus. Please Respond to Thank you

Call: 509-476-3059 SIMILKAMEEN PARK APARTMENTS Oroville, WA. 4 Bedroom Starting at $465 per month + security deposit. Includes: • Water. Sewer. Garbage • Washer and Dryer • Air conditioning • Play area • Storage Space • For more information contact Nanette at

Houses For Sale TONASKET

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

For lease Tonasket industrial storage/workshop. 2700 sq. ft. Available soon. Has power and water with small office and restroom within. 9ft. door will allow vehicle access. Call 509 322 4732

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

For Rent

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

2 BEDROOM APARTMENT for rent in Oroville. 1 3/4 baths, new paint, new carpet & flooring. Includes washer, dryer, water, sewer, garbage. $520/ mo + dep. Avail now! 360-255-3938.

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




SATURDAY, APRIL 19, 2014 - 10:00 a.m.


Opportunity of a Lifetime to buy this Quality of Collectible Furniture & Glassware. These Items came out here from Tennessee. PARTIAL LISTING BELOW - MUCH MORE – DON’T Miss This One! ! !

FURNITURE: 3 Unique Sideboard Buffets * Highback Hall Chair w/Seat Storage * Basket Weave Rocker w/Spindles * Reversed Serpentine Slant Front Desk w/4 Drawers * Granddaughter Clock (Civil War Period??) * Pie Safe, Glass Front * Ornate Corner Cabinet, Leaded Glass * Several Hall Tables & Desks * Several Parlor Chairs * Chests of Drawers * Various Chairs, Circa 1800's & Prior * Mirrors * 100-yr-old Church Windows - MORE - LAMPS & GLASSWARE : Approx 15 Vintage Hurricane Lamps, Beautiful Patterns and Glass (some have been converted to Electric) * Brass Juno Lamp * Various Northwood Pieces * Several Carnival Glass & Milk Glass Pieces * Unique Swiss Reuge Musical Carousel * Staffordshire England Dishes * Limoges France 2-piece Punch Bowl * Limoges Unique Vegetable Dish * MORE - MISC. ITEMS : Brass Filigree Trinket Box (India??) * Imperial Arcade Coffee Grinder * Barrel Type 3-gal Butter Churn * Several Silverware Pieces & Trays * International 1847 Rogers Bros Silverware Pieces * Brass Steins * Various Old Hand Farm Tools * Buffalo & Sheep Skulls * Danbury Mint Model Cars * Seacraft Classic Ship Models * Yellow Monarch Wood Cookstove, Chrome, Oven, top shelf, 1950’s – MORE - VEHICLES: 1979 L-82 Corvette, TTop, 350 Motor, 4-speed, New Suspension & Bushing, Runs Excellent, Must See * 1985 Pontiac Fiero, 5-speed, Red, Power Windows & Locks, Runs Great * 1983 Toyota Supra, 5-speed, Power Windows & Locks, Runs Great * 2006 Dodge Stratus, 4-door, Very Clean, Auto, 68,000 miles Good Condition * ($40.00 per titled vehicle Documentary Service Fee) CALL & WE WILL MAIL, E-MAIL OR FAX YOU A COMPLETE HANDBILL W/PICTURES

No Buyers Premium –– Sales Tax Will Be Charged - Food All Day


DAL DAGNON 486-2570

BOX 417 - TONASKET, WA. 98855 Licensed & Bonded DARYL ASMUSSEN 486-2138



Across 1. Intestines’ terminal section (pl.) 6. Comprehensible 15. Erasable programmable readonly memory (acronym)

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

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

23. Give off, as light

5. ___ nitrate

25. Equal

6. Cathedral topper

26. Bad day for Caesar

7. Bowed ceremoniously

28. Comeback

8. Channel bottoms

30. Black 32. Sidekick

9. A Swiss army knife has lots of them

33. “I had no ___!�

10. Alarm bell

34. Auto parts giant

11. Amazon, e.g.

38. Parachute straps

12. Idaho’s capital

40. Causing fear

13. They go with the flow

42. “... or ___!�

14. Barely managed, with “out�

43. “My bad!�

21. Appropriate

45. White, oblong, ecclesiastical vestment

24. Vintage auto rear seating compartment

46. Big name in computers

27. Forceful

48. Foil (2 wds)

29. “The Catcher in the ___�

49. Bummed out

31. Move forward by rowing

51. Bow

33. Quarantine

53. Stallion, once

35. Fattiness

54. “Comprende?�

36. Embezzles

55. Skin art (pl.)

37. Skillful performance

58. ___ Clemente

39. Absorb, with “up�

59. Collective body of bishops

41. Ring bearer, maybe

61. A-list

44. Most cheeky

63. Lowest

47. Small bell-shaped bomb

64. Mechanical routines

48. Even if, briefly

65. Those who live in a place

49. Switzerland’s capital

66. Bottomless pit

50. City on the Aire 52. Charges 54. Cowboy boot attachment

16. Rash-causing shrub (2 wds) 17. Like saltwater taffy


56. #1 spot 57. “Buona ___� (Italian greeting)

18. Vehement accusation 19. “If only ___ listened ...� (contraction)

1. Lavishly elegant

60. “Fantasy Island� prop

2. Fleeting

62. Court ploy

20. Generous bestowal of gifts

3. Those to whom money is owed

22. Blue

4. Haul


Help Wanted


School Bus Driver Training Class

Buying all kinds of horses. Gentle saddle horses for sale. Ask for Don Frazier The Tonasket School District 509-846-3377. will be providing a School Bus Driver Training Class. Upon completing the class, employment as a substitute bus driver in the district is available. Persons interested in Oroville Indoor Yard Sale, becoming school bus drivers, Saturday, April 12th, 8am, LOST: DOG. Female 7 should contact Jeff Yeckel at 300 Juniper. Toys, Books, month old cur dog missing. 486-2665 or 486-2126, Assorted Clothes, More! Last seen near first grade on for additional information. Chesaw Road, approximately An Equal Opportunity 1.5 miles east of Oroville. TriEmployer colored (Red/ White/ Black), 40 pounds, answers to “LeSTATEWIDE CLASSIFIEDS WEEK na�. If found please call 509OF APRIL 7, 2014 476-3056.

Garage & Yard Sale


Health General

Help Wanted Okanogan County Department of Public Works is accepting applications until Friday, April 18, 2014 for the positions of Summer Temporary Solid Waste Operator/Mechanic and Recycle/Transfer Station/Equipment Operator For more information go to or call 509-422-7300

Help Wanted FREE NAC Class 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 . 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 Lee Frank Mercantile Tonasket, WA We are accepting applications for a

Full-time Sales Position Customer service experience preferred. 324 S. Whitcomb Ave Tonasket, WA 98855 509-486-2105 OROVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT has the following positions open: JH Football Coach HS Cheer Advisor Assistant Tennis Coach partial season Please apply online at:, job opportunities. OSD is an EOE. Positions close April 18, 2014

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 Promotor(a) Per Diem positions; Okanogan & BrewsterEnglish/Spanish bilingual required

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 $275 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. CABLE/SATELLITE TV GET DISH AND SAVE! Call today, lock in 2 years of savings. 1-866220-6954 *FREE Hopper Upgrade *FREE Premium Channels *Internet $14.95 *See for details EVENTS-FESTIVALS PROMOTE YOUR FESTIVAL for only pennies. Reach 2.7 million readers in newspapers statewide for $1,350. Call this newspaper or 1 (206) 634-3838 for details. HEALTH/BEAUTY WERE YOU IMPLANTED with a St. Jude Riata Defibrillator lead wire between June 2001 and December 2010? Have you had this lead replaced, capped, or did you receive shocks from the lead? You may be entitled to compensations. Contact Attorney Charles Johnson 1-800535-5727.

Okanogan Dental: Dental Assistant – Full time Patient Registration Rep. HELP WANTED Full time Brewster (Indian Ave): MA-R, MA-C or LPN Full time Tonasket: MA-R, MA-C, or LPN 1 per diem positions Oroville Dental: Dental Assistant – Per Diem See for job descriptions. Submit cover letter and resume or application to FHC, c/o Human Resources, PO Box 1340, Okanogan, WA 98840 or email: Open until filled. FHC is an EEO 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. WeightsMeasures/Fire woodinformation.aspx

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

DRIVERS Whether you have experience or need training, We offer unbeatable career opportunities. Trainee. Company Driver. LEASE OPERATOR. LEASE TRAINERS. 877-369-7105 HIRING ONE TON and 3/4 Ton Pickup trucks to deliver RVs. $750 Signon Bonus, 4 Terminals & 8 Backhaul Locations. Call 866-764-1601 or CDL-A TRUCK DRIVERS - Solo & Team Up to $5,000 Sign-On-Bonus & $.54 CPM. Excellent Hometime, Consistent Miles, Benefits, 401k, EOE. Call 7 days/week 866-2209175 LEGAL SERVICES DIVORCE $155. $175 with children. No court appearances. Complete preparation. Includes custody, support, property division and bills. BBB member. (503) 772-5295.

Public Notices April 1, 2014 City of Tonasket Declaration of Surplus Property Call For Bids The City of Tonasket has declared certain property owned by the City to be surplus to its needs. The property consists of the Tonasket Cemetery building and contents (not the real estate or the concrete slab) located across from the Tonasket Gerhard Cemetery, 702 Hwy 7, Tonasket, WA. To view the building and contents please contact the City of Tonasket, 509.486.2132, between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm Monday - Friday. A cashier’s check, personal check, or money order in the sum of the bid amount must be in the sealed bid envelope. Sealed bids must be received in City Hall at the ClerkTreasurer’s office no later than 4:30 pm April 16th, 2014 and marked

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OKANOGAN VALLEY LIFE Some drivers could see new tab fee next year




Gary DeVon/staff photo

Homeowners to the south of the Gold Digger bin storage lot, between the highway and Fir Street, got a strange view as slits of orange light shone through bins stacked to act as a wall against blowing dust from the lot. The light was coming from a purposely lit fire that served as fire practice for the Oroville Fire Department Monday.

OLYMPIA — Some Washington drivers could see a new fee added to their vehicle-tab transactions starting next year. Both the Senate and House agreed on a bill that would add a $5 fee for vehicle-registration renewals and purchases and a $12 fee for title transactions through public offices. Governor Jay Inslee signed the bill on March 27; it becomes effective June 12, 2014. The money generated by the new fees would pay for a third 144-car ferry. Currently, private businesses that offer these services already charge an administrative fee, online and over the counter. The bill would require public offices, such as county courthouses and the state Department of Licensing, to add the fee to each transaction as well, including

online. Currently there are no additional convenience fees if someone renews their tabs by mail or online through the DOL. According to DOL data, 63 percent of Washington drivers already go to private businesses for these services, so the new fees would apply to about 37 percent of drivers. These figures include people who process their vehicle registration and title transactions online. About 14 percent of transactions processed through a private business are done online; the DOL is at 34 percent for online transactions. After the House passed House Bill 1129 in February, the Senate added an amendment and passed it on March 7. The amendment would allow excess money in the account that pays for new ferries to be transferred to the ferry operations account, which pays for regular

maintenance and operations of Washington State Ferries. The House agreed with the amendment and approved it on March 10. The third 144-car ferry is expected to cost $123 million, about $9 million less than the average cost of the first and second ferries of the same class. The new fees outlined in this bill are expected to generate about $11 million in its first year and then an average of about $22.8 million per year after that. Depending on the duration of the bond that Washington State Ferries finances for the third ferry, the new fee could be implemented in its current form for the next several years. Because of the amendment added by the Senate, after the ferry is paid off, the fee is expected to remain in place and the money would be used for regular maintenance and operations of ferries.


Public Notices

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pertise in Civil and Structural Design. Consultants will be considered for the following project. PROJECT DESCRIPTION The work to be performed by the CONSULTANT consists of preparing preliminary engineering and PS&E for construction of sidewalks, curbs, ADA ramps and a pedestrian bridge over Bonaparte Creek on the west side of US 97 from 6th Street south to the vicinity of Legacy Park. This project is funded by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The proposed improvements will enhance pedestrian safety and accessibility. The major features of the project are as follows: Replacement of existing sidewalks, Construction of new sidewalks, Upgrading existing sidewalk ramps to ADA standards, Design of ADA compliant sidewalk ramps where none exist, Relocation or adjustment of existing utility & stormwater features, Permanent signing and pavement markings, Environmental planning, preparation/submittal of permit applications and preparation/submittal of the Environmental Classification Summary (ECS) and supporting discipline reports as necessary, and Determination of R/W needs (easements, construction permits, shoreline permits, etc.). Construction of a pedestrian bridge The CITY OF TONASKET reserves the right to retain the services of the successful CONSULTANT for any and all subsequent phases for the above referenced project. SUBMITTAL Submittals must include the following information: Firm name, phone and fax numbers; Name of Principal-incharge and Project Manager; and Number of employees in each firm proposed to project. Submittals will be evaluated and ranked based on the following criteria: 1) Key personnel; 2) Firm Experience with PS&E; 3) Firm experience with environmental planning, permitting and approval processes; 4) Ability to meet schedule; 5) Approach to project; 6) Familiarity with WSDOT/FHWA requirements and standards; 7) Past performance/references; The CITY OF TONASKET encourages disadvantaged, minority, and women-owned consultant firms to respond. Please submit SIX copies of your Statement of Qualifications to: City of Tonasket, Alice Attwood, City Clerk/Treasurer, 209 S Whitcomb Avenue, PO Box 487, Tonasket, WA 98855. Statement of Qualifications must be received at the above address, no later than 4:00 PM, April 24, 2014. No submittals will be accepted after that date and time. Any questions regarding this solicitation should be directed to City Clerk/Treasurer,

Alice Attwood at 509-486-2132 or Kurt Danison, planner at 509-422-5030. The City of Tonasket, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.C. 2000d to 2000d-4 and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Department of Transportation, Subtitle A, Office of the Secretary, Part 21, Nondiscrimination in Federally-assisted programs of the Department of Transportation issued pursuant to such Act, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively ensure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises as defined at 49 CFR Part 26 will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, national origin, or sex in consideration for an award. Dates of publication: April 3, 2014 and April 10, 2014 Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on April 3, 10, 2014. #552931

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

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 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

SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON COUNTY OF THURSTON FAMILY & JUVENILE COURT In the Matter of the Estate of: ELEANOR GAPPERT COOK, Deceased. NO. 14-4-00203-8 NOTICE TO CREDITORS The Personal Representative named below has been appointed and has qualified as the 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. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the Personal Representative served or mailed the notice to 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: April 3, 2014 DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION: April 10, 2014 Personal Representative: Roy Gappert 9333 Springer Lake Lane Olympia, WA 98501 Attorney for Personal Representative: Clinton L. Morgan, WSBA #22181 Morgan Hill, PC 2102 Carriage Dr. SW, Bldg. C Olympia, WA 98502 Court of Proceedings and cause number: Thurston County Superior Court: 14-4-00203-8 Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on April 10, 17, 24, 2014. #554487



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SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR OKANOGAN COUNTY Estate of EDWARD WILLIS FIGLENSKI, Deceased. NO. 14-4-00042-1 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS PLEASE TAKE NOTICE The above Court has appointed me 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 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: April 10, 2014 /s/ Dale L. Crandall Dale L. Crandall, Attorney for Ernest W. Figlenski, Personal Representative PO Box 173 Loomis, WA 98827 Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on April 10, 17, and 24, 2014. #554064

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“BID” on the outside of the envelope. Sealed bids received by that date and time will be opened and read aloud and awarded to the highest responsible bidder during the regular City Council meeting on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 which commences at 7:00 pm, in the Council Chambers at Tonasket City Hall, 209 S Whitcomb Ave, Tonasket, WA 98855. The successful bidder is responsible for removing the building and contents in a safe and neat manner. The City reserves the right to refuse any or all bids. Alice Attwood City Clerk-Treasurer Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on April 3, 10, 2014. #553239

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OROVILLE KILLER BEES Submitted by Chuck Ricevuto OMAK - Spring break really thinned out the Killer Bees down to nine loyal grapplers who placed as follows: First/Second Grade: Isaih Ocampo - 3rd place. Third/Fourth

Grade: Kolo Moser - Champion; Victor Ocampo - 3rd. Fifth/Sixth Grade: Steven Lopez - Champion; Charles Egerton - 2nd; Sam Allenby - 3rd; Julian Lopez - 3rd; and Sergio Ocampo - 3rd. Also Wrestling: Darian Range.

SPORTS SCHEDULES Thursday, April 10 SB - Tonasket at Liberty Bell, 4:30 pm BSC - Tonasket at Cascade, 4:30 pm BSC - Moses Lake C at Oroville, 4:00 pm TEN - Entiat at Oroville, 4:00 pm

SB - Bridgeport at Oroville (1), 4:00 pm BSC - Tonasket at Omak, 4:30 pm TEN - Tonasket at Omak, 4:30 pm TEN - Oroville at Liberty Bell, 4:00 pm TR - Tonasket at Okanogan CTL Quad, 4:00 pm

Saturday, April 12 BB - Chelan at Tonasket (2), 11:00 am BB - Oroville at Manson (2), 11:00 am SB - Chelan at Tonasket (2), 11:00 am BSC - Chelan at Tonasket, 11:00 am BSC - Oroville at Newport, 12:00 pm TEN - Chelan at Tonasket, 11:00 am TR - Tonasket and Oroville at Cashmere Invite, 12:00 pm

Wednesday, April 16 GLF - Oroville vs. Lake Roosevelt at Banks Lake GC

Monday, April 14 BSC - Oroville at Manson, 4:00 pm Tuesday, April 15 BB - Tonasket at Omak (1), 4:30 pm BB - Liberty Bell at Oroville (1), 4:00 pm SB - Tonasket at Omak (1), 4:30 pm

Thursday, April 17

BSC - Tonasket at Cashmere, 4:30 pm TEN - Tonasket at Cashmere, 4:30 pm BSC - Oroville at Liberty Bell, 4:00 pm

Saturday, April 19 BB - Tonasket at Cashmere (2), 11:00 am BB - Oroville at Pateros (2), 11:00 am SB - Tonasket at Cashmere (2), 11:00 am SB - Pateros at Oroville (2), 11:00 am TEN - Oroville vs. White Swan (at Eastmont JH), 11:00 am TR - Oroville at Quincy Invite, 10:30 am

Howard Cook

Howard Phillip Cook Howard Cook, 95, of Okanogan, Wash. passed away peacefully at home the evening of April 1, 2014. He was born January 26, 1919 in Bailey Colorado to Ollie Arthur (Babe) Cook and Leona May Colbert. He was one of eight siblings. He lived most of his life in Okanogan County and in 1980 he built his own home on Green Lake Rd. of Okanogan. He married Alice Irene Anderson on Sept. 9, 1940 and had three children: Irene Mustard (Earl) Britton (Cliff), Kathy Bendickson (Dennis) and Steve

Cook (Terri). He married Eva Beatrice Spangler Nov. 20, 1956 and had four more children: Leona Ann Moulder (Wayne), Gugliemina (Carl), Dan Alan Cook, Fred William Cook (Jessie) and James Arthur Cook. As for a work history, Howard was a ‘Jack of all Trades’ through the years – he had been a logger, millwright, bus mechanic and driver, He owned several businesses including a gas station, grocery store, orchards, wrecking yard and second-hand store. He was known for his mechanical abilities and being able to fix most anything. Howard enjoyed attending auctions, welding pieces of art, daily walks and traveling south in the winter months. He is survived by his wife Eva of 57 years, five children, 13 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by both parents, all siblings, son Dan and daughter Irene. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a cancer treatment center or charity of your choice. There will be a Celebration of Life and potluck at 1 p.m. on Saturday April 19, 2014 at the Tonasket Senior Center.

Joel Zane Gazaway Joel Zane Gazaway, 91, of

Oroville, died April 1, 2014 in Oroville. No services will be held.

“Corny,” as he was known by friends and family in Saskatchewan, had six brothers and two sisters. He and is wife, Margaret who predeceased him, gave life to three sons: Lorne, Brian, and Cornell, and twin daughters, Caren and Connie. Neil’s home was in Glenbush and these past years he raised calves for marketing. His lifelong pleasure came from working with cattle – raising, hauling, and feeding.. Neil was predeceased by his wife, three brothers, one sister, one son, and a great grandson. A memorial service will be held at the Oroville United Methodist Church on Saturday, April 12, at 3 p.m. with food and fellowship to follow.


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