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Council updated on blues festival BY GARY A. DE VON MANAGING EDITOR

OROVILLE – Vicki Hinze was on hand at the Tuesday, April 15 Oroville City Council meeting to report on progress regarding the upcoming Rally at the Border Blues Fest scheduled for Saturday, May 17. Hinze, owner of the Pastime Bar and Grill and member of the Oroville Chamber’s Discover Oroville Committee, is serving as chairwoman for the Rally at the Border Blues Fest. The inaugural event is being held at Oroville’s Deep Bay Park and is a 21-and-over event, according to Hinze. It is scheduled to coincide with the Run for the Border charity ride. That annual event can bring as many as 300 riders to town. “There are five blues bands signed up and we have a completely professional stage set up. Obviously this aimed at motorcycle enthusiasts and blues enthusiasts… a lot of times they cross over,” said Hinze, adding the festival has a website and Facebook page. “Clyde and I have done a lot of work on the website… Clyde did all the computer work,” said Hinze, referring to Chamber of Commerce president Clyde Andrews. The event has also attracted three

food vendors and a beverage vendor, as well as three vendors offering products that appeal to motorcyclists, including Osoyoos-based Lees-ure Lite, which builds a popular tent trailer for pulling behind motorcycles. Hinze said the website also maps out nine local motorcycle routes that the riders can take, all starting in Oroville except one that starts in Canada. “These won’t only be used for the Border Rally Blues site, hopefully it will sustain itself and will be made available to Okanogan Country (Okanogan County Tourism Council) and the Chamber’s website,” she said. Hinze said the blues fest was being promoted in the U.S. and Canada and that the Run for the Border group is promoting on their flyers in the Wenatchee area. She also said the proceeds from the event will be going to a charity. This year the charity they have chosen is The Shriners and Masons which not only help in the community but support the Shriner Children’s Hospital in Spokane. She said Deep Bay Park will be a great venue and asked if there were any questions or concerns. Rod Noel, head of the parks department said any broken picnic tables would


TSD sets enrollment, school day hours BY BRENT BAKER BBAKER@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM

TONASKET - Setting the projected enrollment for the following school year is a critical though typically routine task for school districts as they must look into the proverbial crystal ball and estimate what sort of funding they will receive from the state. This isn’t a typical year for the Tonasket School District, which already knows it faces a cash flow issue that will extend into January. That’s because, with the school day being extended next year and the additional staff required to support that, the heightened expenses start in the fall. However, the new maintenance and operations levy, with increased funding to support those staff increases, won’t start rolling in until after the new year. State funding is determined by projected enrollment count, then adjusted to the actual enrollment numbers later in the year. The board typically bases its


figures on March’s enrollment number (1,050 students) and subtracts about 20 students in case there is an unexpected enrollment drop before the fall. In order to alleviate the cash flow issue during the fall, Superintendent Paul Turner had asked the board at a previous meeting to consider not subtracting the 20 students from its projected enrollment. This would bring in more state money during the fall at the expense of receiving an anticipated “bump” in funds in January and keep the district afloat until the increased levy money begins coming in. The board had hesitated to approve Turner’s recommendation due to fears of the financial consequences of budgeting for 1,050 students and then only having, say, 1,030 show up for school in the fall. “Just because I’m asking to budget on the revenue side at 1,050, we don’t have to run that same level at the expenditure side,” Turner said. “We’ll budget there,

Above, the Easter Bunny, OHS Senior Emily Viveros, who helped with the Oroville Community Easter Egg Hunt as her Senior Project, poses with Reilly Noble and Duncan and Catherine Robertson at Oroville’s Osoyoos Lake Veterans Memorial Park. Right, the Easter Bunny also visited Tonasket. The bunny, rumored to be a distant relative of James Monroe, makes a candy hunter’s day . Below right, Myra Gaytan and Jensen Sackman cope with throngs of youngsters seeking the rewards of (below left) their mad scrambles for eggs an other prizes.

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WSDOT officials visit Tonasket council City swimming pool discussed again BY BRENT BAKER BBAKER@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM

TONASKET - Two Washington Department of Transportation officials visited the Tonasket City Council during its Tuesday, April 8, meeting. While much of the talk concerned controversial topics such as the oft-discussed Heavy Haul Corridor proposal and the US-97 chip seal project that is getting underway, Local Programs Engineer Paul Mahre and Project Engineer Kirk Berg seemed to have more commonalities than differences with the council and mayor, who have been critical of work and plans for US-97 through town that they feel don’t address the city’s actual needs. Berg said that the condition of

US-97 through town did merit more extensive work than the chip seal currently getting underway, but that a statewide shortage of transportation funding meant that a chip seal was all that could be accomplished. “We’re aware of your concerns through town,” Berg said. “I commiserate and understand, but that doesn’t get anything done. The way the economy and transportation budget are, we’re looking for money anywhere we can. We’ll continue to do so. Your words and sharing haven’t fallen on dead ears, but they haven’t come up with any money.” A frustrated Mayor Patrick Plumb, a couple of months ago, sent a group email to every DOT official he could find on the agency’s “contact us” page on its website, hoping to get a response. “To some extent, you’re getting the word out there are serious issues in Tonasket and you’re


making that well known with the people making decisions,” Mahre said. “I don’t know if it will help with (getting project) grants or not.” The possibility of a Heavy Haul Corridor being extended from Oroville to Pateros - through the middle of Tonasket - was discussed, and though the idea has been backed by the Okanogan County Commissioners and was introduced in a bill to the state legislature, the city has been frustrated by a lack of communication over its potential effects on Tonasket. “I have no problem with DOT,” Plumb said. “You’ve been very helpful... The bill presented to the legislature says they would follow DOT guidelines. The funny thing was that the DOT said that the mile that goes through Tonasket needs to be totally redone (at an estimated cost of $5 million).” There was also an estimate of

$55 million of upgrades needed Heavy Haul Corridor was put on the full stretch of highway to in place through Oroville sevPateros. eral years ago, much of that “That a parametric estimate,” money came from a one-time Berg said. “And funding source all of a sudden designed to there was this enhance infra“To some extent, you’re structure in bill going forward. We didn’t border towns getting the word have time to preparaout there are serious in do an in depth tion for the analysis.” issues in Tonasket and V a n c o u v e r “Just reiteri n t e r you’re making that well W ate, you never Olympics in said zero?” known with the people 2010. asked Plumb, “I don’t making decisions.” know referring to where earlier stateHeavy Haul Paul Mahre WSDOT Local Programs Engineer ments by the is going from county comhere, Berg said. missioners that “Basically the the Heavy Haul department Corridor designation wouldn’t supports Heavy Haul from an cost money. “It just magically economic development standcame out and I was notified it point... We’re still looking at the was zero.” issues and we can’t define that Berg added that when the until we know what kind of loads



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we’re talking about, who is hauling them.” “It would economically develop one or two people’s pockets, that’s for sure,” said council member Jean Ramsey. “Money not withstanding,” Plumb said, “would there would be more traffic if that was allowed, or less traffic if that was allowed?” Mahre, emphasizing that he was not a traffic expert, said, “More. But that is just my opinion.” “In order for DOT to analyze the effects, we need a lot more information than what we’ve got,” Berg added. “Also realize it wasn’t the DOT that took this to the legislature. When it does get to your legislative body, they are the ones that make the decisions. They just use the information we provide.” Council member Scott Olson

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North Valley Hospital recognized the work of its lab professionals during Medical Laboratory Professionals Week.

NVH celebrates Medical Laboratory Professionals Week SUBMITTED BY TERRI ORFORD


TONASKET - North Valley Hospital is celebrating Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (MPLW), April 21-25, 2014, by recognizing the staff ’s hard work; promoting the lab’s importance in patient care in our communities. The hospital specifically recognizes its lab staff of Shawna Poletti, Dianna Crevling, Karla Stucker, Amy Miller, Cheryl Heim and Julie Pitts for being incredible

employees and for being professional and caring for the patients they take care of every day. MLPW is an annual celebration of the medical laboratory professionals who play a vital role in ensuring timely, correct diagnoses and improving patient outcomes. This is a time for medical laboratory personnel to celebrate their integral role in health care delivery and to be recognized for their efforts. At North Valley Hospital our laboratory professionals performed 31,897 lab tests in 2013,

1,139 VA blood draws, 6,141 total blood draws, 613 units of blood transfusions in the last four years, and have an incredible turnaround for lab results in the Emergency Room at 31 minutes from the time of collection to the time of results. In total our laboratory staff has over 64 years of combined experience, and nearly 70% of our staff graduated from Wenatchee Valley College. Our laboratory staff are on call 24/7, have incredible customer service not only to our patients but to their peers.

Three arrested for burglarizing Aeneas Valley cabins BY GARY A. DEVON MANAGING EDITOR

TONASKET – Three Tonasket men were arrested on suspicion of burglarizing three cabins on Aeneas Valley Road after their images were captured on a game camera, according to Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers. The suspects had broken into the cabins by kicking in the front doors and ransacking them. Several items were reported stolen including a flat screen television, camping gear, tools, kitchenware, toiletries and food items. The value of the stolen items and the damage to the cabins totaled over $17,000, said Sheriff Rogers. The same suspects had also broken into another small cabin in the area that belonged to another individual, he added. “There was a game camera at one of the residences which cap-

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tured three suspects doing the burglaries. Deputy Terry Shrable and Deputy Isaiah Holloway began to investigate possible suspects in the area,” said Rogers. Their investigation led them to the Zigler residence located at 1091 Aeneas Valley Road. Once at the residence Deputy Shrable and Deputy Holloway located several of the stolen items from the residences, according to Rogers. After collecting a large amount of evidence and stolen items they arrested Jonathan G. Zigler, 22 of Tonasket and Barry J. Collins, 29 of Tonasket and both were transported to the county jail and

booked. Zigler was booked on two counts of residential burglary, theft and Jonathan Zigler possession of stolen property. Collins was booked on two counts residential burglary, theft and malicious mischief. On Tuesday, April 8 the deputies located and arrested the third suspect Aaron D. Zigler, 24, Tonasket. He was booked for three residential counts burglary, theft, possession of stolen property and malicious mischief. “A large amount of the stolen items were located and recovered by Deputy Shrable and Deputy Holloway. They did an incredible job on this case and should be commended,” said Sheriff Rogers.

but if we see the cash reserve is going down we’ll cut back on the expenditure side. The idea of looking at the 1,050 number will give us consistency throughout the year.... What I’m saying is that is we will collect revenue at the higher rate, but we will budget our expenditures for where the enrollment is actually at.” Board members Ty Olson and Lloyd Caton seemed especially uncomfortable with budgeting at the 1,050 level. “The more we skew the numbers in the fall the more we expose ourselves later on,” Olson said. Business manager Deb Kitterman said that she was comfortable with budgeting at the higher number as, in recent years, the enrollment has been at least at the projected numbers. “It gives us an even cash flow,” Kitterman said. “The only thing that might dip too far is if something big happens in maintenance that we have to take care of. I have to find that money somewhere. So that money coming in the fall will help. January through April will still be tough. Instead of a bump in January it will even out assuming we come in at 1,050. If we come in at less we’ll spend at the lower level.” After plenty of further discussion, Caton moved to accept Turner’s 1,050 recommendation and the board (minus an absent Catherine Stangland) passed it unanimously.

SCHOOL DAY SET As mentioned above, the school day next year will return to what is considered a “full day,” which will also meet a state mandate that a year include 1,080 of instructional time beginning with the 2015-16 school year. Beginning in the fall, school will begin at 8:30 a.m. and be released at 3:15 p.m. Early release days will continue to be on Wednesday; beginning next year early release will be three hours earlier than the normal schedule. That is one hour longer than the current schedule but will make up for professional development time that will be lost due to new scheduling require-

ments that will fill the longer day.

SURVEY The district will be releasing a web-based survey near the publication date of this issue to gain feedback from the community that will be used both for assessing its second attempt at passing a facilities bond measure, as well as long-range strategic planning. The survey, which will be administered by Thoughtstream, a Canadian data analytics company. The first round of surveys will be sent out to the district’s email contact list. Those who don’t receive surveys that wish to participate can contact the district office at 509-486-2126 or jglanzer@tonasket.wednet.edu. “There will be four questions going out,” Turne said. “They are open-ended questions. The answers will be compiled into topics that will be re-sent out, and then people can prioritize those topics. Whatever people have on their mind about the district, like how to enhance opportunities for the kids, and so forth.” Turner said that they hoped to have the surveys completed by late May, with 20-30 prioritized items to work with. He added that the experience with the initial, failed bond measure indicated that there needed to be additional efforts interact with the community. “The feedback from the bond was that we didn’t talk to people,” he said. “Whether we have or haven’t is a moot point; that’s the feedback. With Thoughtstream, people can send a link to their friends, register up and start building our contacts for later Thoughtstreams and see if we can build that community input. Hopefully it can also provide us some information for our strategic planning.” BUILDING REQUEST Lael Duncan, executive director of Okanogan County Community Action, was on hand to request the use of district facilities for a group planning to visit Tonasket in the summer of 2015. Group Work Camps, which will be visiting Okanogan this

year (also in partnership with Community Action) approached Turner about the use of the facilities. “What they are seeking from the school is a place they can ‘crash,’” Turner said. “They bring their sleeping bags. They would hire our cooks to cook for them and our custodians to clean. The kids come into the area to work on projects for disabled or older people that can’t do them on their own.” “We’ll have about 240 kids and their chaperones,” Duncan said. “It’s a good mix of chaperoneto-kid. They’ll work on about 40 homes doing small repairs ... like porches, steps, painting houses. “The opportunity for 2015 we’re looking at north county, not just Tonasket. This company has been doing this kind of project for about 37 years. The kids pay to come and travel across the country and putting their faith into action. It’s a non-denominational religous organization. Community Action’s role is to raise a share of their cost, about $20,000 plu in materials, plus time from our staff. We’re in a learning curve right now (with the Okanogan project this summer) but Tonasket will benefit from our learning curve.” The board, while seeming generally in favor of the idea, opted to gather more information on the group before making a final decision, which needs to be made by the end of the month.

NEW POSITIONS FILLED The board approved recommendations to fill two new elementary school positions with existing staff that applied for the jobs. Gail Morris, currently a second grade teacher, will be the elementary level music teacher beginning in the fall. Lesa Sevin, currently an elementary teacher in the Outreach program, will take on the new elementary art teacher position. Also, Pam Leslie was hired as the high school’s new varsity volleyball coach. The Tonasket School Board next meets on Monday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m.

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OROVILLE – A fund to help out Peggy Reese whose Oroville home burned last week has

been set up at Sterling Savings Bank. Reese lost everything, including two dogs, in the home located near Oroville’s Dorothy Scott

Airport last Monday afternoon. The fund is under Reese’s name and donations can be made at any Sterling Saving Bank (changing to Umpqua Bank soon).

Scholarship committee seeks applications SUBMITTED BY MARIANNE WILLIAMS

The Joan Inlow Hylton Memorial Scholarship committee is soliciting applications for the educational scholarship in

her memory. This scholarship is to help with education expenses and is open to any graduate of Tonasket High School or surrounding area who is entering a health related field of study. Applications may be obtained

by contacting the Tonasket High School counselor or Betty Holmes at 509-223-3427. The application must be received by May 15, 2014 and will be announced in conjunction with the Tonasket High School graduation.

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Mayor Chuck Spieth presents Ted Williams, manager of Oroville’s wastewater treatment facility, with a plaque honoring his 40 years of service to the City of Oroville. “We do appreciate employees who stick with us a long time, we’ve got a lot of good old timers here,” said Mayor Spieth.

OROVILLE | FROM A1 be repaired before the event and that there was plenty of available power for the stage and vendors. “It sounds like you’re progressing great, you’ve covered a lot of ground from day one,” said Mayor Chuck Spieth.

NOEL REPORTS Public Works Superintendent Rod Noel reported on several ongoing city projects. He first talked about the delays in completion of the new reservoir, which will serve the new U.S. Border Patrol Station as well as

people who get their water from the North End Water System. “The engineer has issued a stern get-going notice on the contractor. He said the city wants it completed by May 6,” said Noel. Next he reported on the Central-Cherry Street and Water Project. “It started yesterday with sawing the areas of pavement that need to be sawed for the water part of the project… they’re planning on setting up detours,” he said. “There will be a detour from Golden to Cherry during the

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Time to start building, spruce up your home, yard and garden Tackle spring cleaning with the environment in mind

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(NAPS)—Did you know that homes with automatically timed irrigation systems use about 50 percent more water outdoors than those without them? Your system could be wasting as much as 30,000 gallons of water each year if it is programmed incorrectly, a sprinkler head is pointed in the wrong direction, or you have a leak. Regular sprinkler maintenance could save as much as $120 annually on your water bills! With winter on its way out, now is the perfect time to get your irrigation system off the snooze button with a little “sprinkler spruce-up” to ensure it is operating efficiently. Maybe your system has been inactive for the long winter, or it may have been damaged during the harsh winter. Before you take your sprinkler system out of hibernation, use a little “water sense” and take four simple steps to get it ready for efficient operation—inspect, connect, direct and select: •Inspect your irrigation system for clogged, broken or miss-

ing sprinkler heads and replace where necessary. •Connect sprinkler heads tightly to pipes or hoses to prevent water pooling in your landscape and leaks that could drown your favorite plants. •Direct spray away from your driveway and sidewalk to water only your lawn or plants. •Select a watering schedule that meets your yard’s minimum needs or, better yet, replace your clock timer with a WaterSense® labeled irrigation controller, which uses local weather data to control your system to water only when needed. If you’re not the do-it-yourself type, go with a pro—look for an irrigation professional certified through a WaterSense labeled certification program to help maintain your system. And even if you don’t have an automatic irrigation system, you can make your yard more water smart. On your next trip to the nursery, look for plants that are local to your region or labeled “drought tolerant.”

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Dirty windows are unsightly, and they can prevent beneficial sunlight from entering a home. Cleaning windows need not be done every week, but it shouldn’t be overlooked completely, either. While it certainly may be a chore to clean windows, there are ways to make the task much more tolerable. Curb appeal can be very important when selling a home. Even ahome with a perfectly manicured lawn and the newest roofing and siding can seem unappealing if the windows are dirty. Keeping windows clean requires a good deal of work. For the acrophobics, cleaning second-story windows can test the nerves. Having the right tools on hand and a strategy in place will make the job easier to manage. Cleaning windows Cleaning windows won’t necessarily be easy, but the following nine-step process can make the task less difficult and time-consuming. 1. Choose a day when it is overcast so you will not be blinded by the sun while cleaning. This also helps prevent streaking. Begin by gathering what you’ll need to get the task done. Having everything at the ready will enable you to move from one window to the next. Here are the basic supplies you will need: * cleaning solution * cloth, newspaper or squeegee * towel * spray bottle * extension pole to reach high windows * vacuum * ladder or step stool * garden hose 2. Take down and clean drapery or blinds when cleaning the windows. Remove the curtains so you will have an unobstructed surface with which to work. 3. Start with the interior side of the windows, as they are easier to access. Place a towel on the sill to catch any drops so the sill or the floor will stay dry. 4. Spray a lint-free cloth or the window directly with the cleaning solution. The edges and corners of the window tend to accumulate

the most grime, so begin by cleaning those areas first. Once they are clean and you will not exchange dirt to the center of the window, work on the middle. Wipe the windows in a horizontal direction to help alleviate dripping. 5. To create a streak-free surface, some people prefer to use a squeegee to drag out any pockets of moisture for more even drying. Be sure to wipe the rubber strip of the squeegee after each pass on the window. You may choose to buff out any other streaks with newspaper. 6. Vacuum the window sill and frame afterward to catch any dust and debris. 7. Repeat the process for all interior windows. 8. Move outdoors and start off by spraying the window with a garden hose to loosen any of the accumulated grime. Use your cleaning solution to dissolve the rest of the dirt. You may want to let it sit on the window if there is stubborn grime. Repeat the cleaning process used indoors for each window. 9. If exterior second-floor windows are hard to reach, consider using a ladder and extension pole to extend your reach. Upper windows will not be scrutinized as closely as lower windows, so you may have a greater margin for error. If the windows are simply too high up, rely on a professional window cleaner to get the job done rather than risk falls or other injuries. Mix your own cleaning solution It may take trial and error to find a solution that works. Here is one recipe you may want to start with. 1 cup white vinegar 1 1/2 cups rubbing alcohol 2 drops of dish soap Pour into a clean and empty spray bottle. Remember: Never mix bleach and ammonia together to create a cleaning solution, as toxic fumes will result.

Spring is a time of year when many people resolve to give their homes or apartments a thorough cleaning. Spring cleaning projects help people revitalize their homes for the warm months ahead, when windows are once again opened, fresh air pervades homes and items that might have accumulated over a dark and dreary winter have become a distant memory. Many families have spring cleaning rituals that allow them to efficiently clean their homes in a single weekend. But it’s just as important for spring cleaners to place as great an emphasis on the environment as they do on efficiency when cleaning a home. Eco-friendly spring cleaning practices produce less waste and rely on less chemicals to rejuvenate a home and get it ready for those seasons when huddling inside under the covers takes a backseat to lounging around the house as fresh air washes into the home. The following are a handful of ways to efficiently clean a home while also protecting the environment. * Clear out the clutter. Clutter is an enemy to homeowners and the environment alike. That’s because addressing clutter is often an inefficient process in which homeowners methodically go through items that have accumulated over the years, individually choosing which items to keep and which items to discard. Clutter can also prove harmful to the environment because rooms filled with clutter tend to collect dust, reducing air quality and leading to more indoor air pollution that can prove harmful to human health. When sifting through clutter in a home, discard those items that have gone ignored for years, as they likely have little or no financial value and it’s safe to assume they serve no practical purpose as well. Once clutter has been cleared out, prevent more of it from accumulating by making a conscious effort to discard items once they no longer serve any practical purpose. This includes old newspapers and magazines, as well as any other items that are likely to sit in a pile or on a shelf for months on end. Preventing the buildup of

clutter reduces the amount of time you need to spend spring cleaning next year while also improving indoor air quality. * Use cleaners only when windows are open. Many people get a head start on spring cleaning in late winter, when the weather might have started to warm up but has not yet warmed to the point when windows throughout the home can be opened. Though there’s nothing wrong with starting early, avoid using cleaning products on days when you can’t open the windows. Many cleaning products contain ample or even just trace amounts of chemicals that can compromise indoor air quality and may exacerbate existing medical conditions like respiratory ailments. When using cleaning products, try to do so only when the windows are open and fresh air can enter the home. * Ensure appliances are working at peak efficiency. Spring cleaning is a great time to inspect appliances to make sure they are operating efficiently. Clean or replace filters on window air conditioning units. Dusty or dirty filters will force the air conditioner to work harder and use more energy to cool a room. In addition, dirty or dusty filters make units less efficient, which means rooms won’t cool as quickly on those scorching summer afternoons. Appliances forced to work harder also cost more money, and those costs can be considerable. When checking appliances, be sure to check the refrigerator as well. Refrigerators are plugged in all day long, and those that are not operating at peak efficiency can cost you a lot of money in the long run. Periodically clean the coils on the back of your refrigerator so it can operate more efficiently, saving energy and money. Vacuum cleaners should also be inspected before each use to make sure reels are not covered in hair, which can make it nearly impossible for the machine to collect dirt and dust from the floors. * Use reusable cloths. Another way to turn spring cleaning into a more eco-friendly affair is to forgo using paper towels in favor of reus-

able cloths. Reusable wash cloths can be just as effective at wiping down counters as paper towels, which require more and more trees to be cut down and eventually end up in landfills. If you are feeling especially eco-friendly, you can go the extra mile and create your own reusable cleaning cloths out of old clothes or linens, saving

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Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune | APRIL 24, 2014

Cops & Courts Compiled by Zachary Van Brunt

Superior Court Criminal

Bradley Allen Sweat, 24, Omak, pleaded guilty April 15 to assault in violation of a no-contact order, violation of a no-contact order and POCS (methamphetamine). Those crimes occurred Feb. 15. In a separate case, Sweat pleaded guilty April 15 to 16 counts of violation of a no-contact order. Those crimes occurred between Feb. 16-21 in phone calls made from the Okanogan County Corrections Center. Sweat was sentenced to a total of 30 months in prison and fined $2,110.50. Jared James Paul Morris, 22, Omak, pleaded guilty April 15 to two counts of distribution of a controlled substance (heroin) and POCS with intent to manufacture or deliver (heroin). Morris was sentenced to 12 months in prison and fined $2,230.50. The crimes occurred between Jan. 27 and Feb. 5. Aleisha Marie Murray, 24, Tonasket, pleaded guilty April 15 to 23 counts of forgery. Murray was sentenced to 45 days in jail and fined $1,110.50. A restitution hearing was scheduled for May 12. Patrick Dale Bilby, 21, Omak, pleaded guilty April 16 to five counts of second-degree malicious mischief and 17 counts of third-degree malicious mischief. Bilby was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 124 days suspended, and fined $1,110.50 for the Jan. 27 crimes. A restitution hearing was scheduled for July 14. Jacob Ryan Atkinson, 19, Omak, plead guilty April 16 to five counts of second-degree malicious mischief and 17 counts of third-degree malicious mischief. Atkinson was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 124 days suspended, and fined $1,110.50 for the Jan. 27 crimes. A restitution hearing was scheduled for July 14. Todd Anthony Perez, 40, with addresses in both Oroville and Skykomish, pleaded guilty April 16 to failure to register as a sex offender (felony). Perez was sentenced to four months in jail and fined $1,110.50. Alysha K. M. George, 24, Oroville, pleaded guilty April 16 to second-degree TMVWOP. George was sentenced to 15 days in jail and fined $1,110.50 for the Dec. 27, 2013 crime. Lisa Marie Mumm, 49, Omak, was found guilty (jury trial) April 17 of three counts of distribution of a controlled substance (methamphetamine). Mumm was sentenced to 139 months in prison and fined $4,570.50. The crimes occurred between December 2012 and February 2013. Melissa Marie Holcomb, 25, Oroville, pleaded guilty April 17 to residential burglary and second-degree theft. The court dismissed a theft of a firearm charge. Holcomb was sentenced to 15 months in prison and fined $1,110.50 for the December 2013 crimes. A restitution hearing was scheduled for May 12. Jesse Owen Jane, 37, Omak, pleaded guilty April 17 to POCS (methamphetamine), use of drug paraphernalia, third-degree DWLS and operating a vehicle without an ignition interlock device. Jane was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 184 days suspended, and fined $2,360.50 for the March 9 crimes. Shane Lee Rich, 34, Omak, pleaded guilty March 28, 2012 to POCS (heroin), POCS (marijuana) (less than 40 grams) and use of drug paraphernalia. After successfully completing the drug court program, Rich was sentenced April 18 to four months in jail and fined $2,210.50 for the Dec. 13, 2011 crimes. The court found probable cause to charge Jonathan Gabriel Zigler, 22, Tonasket, with firstdegree burglary, two counts of residential burglary, seconddegree burglary, two counts of second-degree malicious mischief, first-degree theft and second-degree theft. The crime allegedly occurred April 5. The court found probable cause to charge Donna Eileen Noel, 50, Oroville, with first-degree ID theft, first-degree theft, second-degree theft and forgery. The crimes allegedly occurred between September 2012 and July 2013. The court found probable cause to charge Robert Brian Bradshaw, 27, Okanogan, with seconddegree burglary, first-degree trafficking in stolen property and three counts of third-degree theft. The crimes allegedly occurred April 7. The court found probable cause to charge Cecilia Rita Condon, 41, Omak, with second-degree burglary, two counts of first-degree trafficking in stolen property and four counts of third-degree theft. The crimes allegedly occurred April 7-8. The court found probable cause to charge Cedar C. St. Onge, 21, Omak, with first-degree trafficking in stolen property and

third-degree theft. The crimes allegedly occurred April 8. The court found probable cause to charge Shannon Cersten Strader, 22, Okanogan, with two counts of first-degree kidnapping, two counts of second-degree assault of a child, two counts of harassment (threats to kill) and two counts of intimidating a witness. The crimes allegedly occurred April 4. The court found probable cause to charge Mongo Jerry Lodi Renion, 30, Omak, with residential burglary (DV) and violation of a no-contact order (DV). The crimes allegedly occurred April 12. The court found probable cause to charge Mariah Kristen Todd, 20, Omak, with first-degree trafficking in stolen property and third-degree theft. The crimes allegedly occurred April 7.


A 17-year-old Omak boy pleaded guilty April 16 to second-degree rape of a child. The boy was sentenced to 156 months in state detention, credited for 45 days served and fined $100 for the March 1 crime. A restitution hearing was scheduled for June 25.

District Court Rusty Jochua Nimmo, 24, Omak, guilty of third-degree theft. Nimmo was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 363 days suspended, and fined $808. Sarah Marie Ohmer, 41, Omak, had a second-degree criminal trespassing charge dismissed. Omar Rodolfo Ortiz Feria, 28, had a fourth-degree assault charge dismissed. Ortiz Feria was fined $500. Crecencio Perez Jr., no middle name listed, 39, Oroville, guilty of fourth-degree assault. Perez was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 268 days suspended, and fined $1,283. Dylan Everett Pier, 18, Oroville, guilty of disorderly conduct. Pier received a 90-day suspended sentence and fined $608. Pier also had a charge dismissed: resisting arrest. Amber Lynn Provstgaard, 31, Okanogan, had two charges dismissed: POCS (marijuana) (less than 40 grams) and use of drug paraphernalia. Provstgaard was fined $400. Gary Ray Raub, 25, Okanogan, had three charges dismissed: two counts of fourth-degree assault and communication with a minor for immoral purposes. Shane Lee Rich, 34, Omak, had a charge dismissed: violation of a no-contact order. Shanyce Rachel Rodriguez, 20, Oroville, had a charge dismissed: violation of a no-contact order. Thomas Michael Shepard, 62, Tonasket, had a third-degree malicious mischief charge dismissed. Shepard was fined $200. Ryan Joseph Stotts, 29, Oroville, guilty of fourth-degree assault. Stotts was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 359 days suspended, and fined $1,033. Bradley Allen Sweat, 24, Omak, guilty of fourth-degree assault and use or delivery of drug paraphernalia. Sweat was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 344 days suspended, and fined $1,791. Kallie Louann Thomas, 24, Omak, had a charge dismissed: use or delivery of drug paraphernalia. Marissa Tenay Thomas, 20, Omak, had a third-degree DWLS charge dismissed. Christine Lynne Timentwa, 37, Omak, guilty of third-degree theft. Timentwa received a 180day suspended sentence and fined $768. Calvin Lee True, 54, Omak, had an obstruction charge dismissed. True was fined $500. Enrique A. Velasco Ortega, 24, Tonasket, had a third-degree DWLS charge dismissed. Jackie Lynn Wells-Webb, 33, Omak, guilty of second-degree DWLS. Wells-Webb was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 359 days suspended, and fined $808. Jordan Dean Whittle, 19, Omak, guilty of third-degree malicious mischief. Whittle was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 362 days suspended, and fined $908. He also had a first-degree criminal trespassing charge dismissed. Jaime Alexis Zavala Galindo, 29, Tonasket, had a fourth-degree assault charge dismissed. Zavala Galindo was fined $500.

911 Calls and Jail Bookings Monday, April 14, 2014 Domestic dispute on N. Second Ave. in Okanogan. Drugs on Ione St. in Okanogan. Structure fire on Millers Lane near Oroville. Warrant arrest on Railroad St. in Omak. Assault on N. Second Ave. in Okanogan. Assault on Elmway in Okanogan. Hit-and-run vehicle-vs.-pedestrian crash on Hwy. 97 and Dayton St. in Omak. Injuries reported. Malicious mischief on Fifth Ave. in Omak. Fraud on W. Bartlett Ave. in Omak.

Theft on Engh Rd. in Omak. DWLS on Riverside Dr. in Omak. Theft on Omache Dr. in Omak. Warrant arrest on Appleway Ave. in Oroville. Theft on Main St. in Oroville. Roller blades reported missing. Abby Rae Gardner, 35, booked for fourth-degree assault (DV). Michael Anthony McClure, 37, Department of Corrections detainer. Humberto Garcia Aguilar, 22, booked on three FTA warrants: third-degree assault, residential burglary and first-degree robbery. Alexander David Schaler, 21, booked for first-degree assault. David Condon-Soderberg, 19, Department of Corrections detained. Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Threats on Hwy. 97 near Tonasket. Theft on S. Second Ave. in Okanogan. Cash reported missing. Theft on Tyee St. in Okanogan. Speakers reported missing. Fraud on Sunrise Heights Rd. in Okanogan. Trespassing on Hwy. 97 near Oroville. Domestic dispute on Hwy. 97 near Riverside. Brush fire on Hwy. 7 near Tonasket. Assault on the Central Avenue Bridge in Omak. Harassment on Sixth Ave. in Oroville. Jeremiah Joseph McCoy, 38, court commitment for DUI. Ouidio Marroquin Hernandez, 30, USBP hold. Lynn Michelle Stanley, 43, Department of Corrections detainer. Rebecca Lynn Cabrera, 53, booked on FTC bench warrants for forgery, POCS and third-degree theft. Alexander Joseph Johnley, 59, booked on two Omak Police Department FTA warrants: DUI and second-degree DWLS. Saul Morales Sandoval, 25, booked on three counts of delivery of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), POCS with intent to deliver (methamphetamine) and a USBP hold. Tyler James Best-Parisien, 21, booked on three State Patrol warrants: DUI, third-degree DWLS and reckless endangerment. Brandon J. Cirame, 27, booked an on FTA bench warrant for DUI. Wednesday, April 16, 2014 DWLS on Hwy. 7 near Tonasket. Theft on Main St. in Riverside. Warrant arrest on Kermal Rd. near Omak. Public intoxication on W. Oak St. in Okanogan. Trespassing on Balmes Rd. in Oroville. Weapons offense of Hungry Hollow Rd. near Oroville. Theft on Miller Rd. near Omak. Hay reported missing. One-vehicle crash on N. Sixth Ave. in Okanogan. No injuries reported. Trespassing on Mill St. in Okanogan. Threats on Elmway in Okanogan. Trespassing on S. Second Ave. in Okanogan. Public intoxication on N. Juniper St. in Omak. Trespassing on S. Cedar St. in Omak. Warrant arrest on 11th Ave. in Oroville. Michael Anthony Eisen, 25, booked on an OCSO FTA warrant for third-degree DWLS. Sarah Marie Ohmer, 41, booked on two counts of first-degree criminal trespassing and one count of second-degree criminal trespassing. Oliver Jess Riehart, 55, Department of Corrections detainer. Tristan Devlyn Rodriguez, 18, booked for second-degree DWLS. Stormy Renee Picard, 39, booked on State Patrol FTC warrants for DUI and third-degree DWLS. Kevin Carter Bailey, 45, Department of Corrections detainer. Thursday, April 17, 2014 Assault on Jackson St. in Omak. Burglary on S. Fourth Ave. in Okanogan. Threats on N. Third Ave. in Okanogan. Threats on Riverside Cutoff Rd. near Riverside. Assault on Molson Rd. near Molson. Violation of no-contact order on Hwy. 7 near Tonasket. Drugs on Jasmine St. in Omak. Trespassing on Engh Rd. in Omak. Threats on S. Third Ave. in Okanogan. Two-vehicle crash on Eastlake Rd. near Oroville. No injuries reported. Assault on Hagood Cutoff Rd. near Tonasket. Theft on Eastlake Rd. near Oroville. Traffic cones reported missing. Trespassing on Old Riverside Hwy. near Omak. Two-vehicle crash on Dayton St. in Omak. No injuries reported. Two-vehicle crash on Emery St. in Omak. No injuries reported.

Threats on N. Pine St. in Omak. Two-vehicle crash on S. Whitcomb Ave. in Tonasket. No injuries reported. Joseph Michael Anguiano, 24, booked for DUI. David Allen Gorr, 56, Department of Corrections detainer. Juan Herrera Sanchez, 41, USBP hold and an FTA warrant for alien in possession of a firearm. John Arthur Manuel, 50, court commitments for two counts of third-degree DWLS. Kenneth Berton Sasse, 61, booked for fourth-degree assault and thirddegree malicious mischief. Peggy Lee Newman, 53, booked for fourth-degree assault and disorderly conduct. Friday, April 18, 2014 Disorderly conduct on Main St. in Oroville. Harassment on S. Second Ave. in Okanogan. Domestic dispute on Truman Nelson Rd. near Oroville. Trespassing on Pine St. in Okanogan. Burglary on Tunk Creek Rd. near Riverside. Harassment on Penley Rd. near Okanogan. Two-vehicle crash on Rodeo Trail Dr. near Okanogan. No injuries reported. Drugs on Main St. in Oroville. Domestic dispute on S. Third Ave. in Okanogan. Assault on Ed Louis Rd. near Okanogan. Harassment on N. Main St. in Omak. Trespassing on Engh Rd. in Omak. Theft on Engh Rd. in Omak. Malicious mischief on Columbia St. in Omak. Theft on Engh Rd. in Omak. Theft on Main St. in Oroville. Assault on Fifth St. in Tonasket. Shane Christopher Devon, 23, booked for DUI and reckless driving. Ryan Gabriel Meese, 26, booked for disorderly conduct. Kristopher Ray Emil Gattman, 34, booked for fourth-degree assault (DV). Ariel Valdovinos, no middle name listed, 20, booked on an OCSO FTC warrant for first-degree DWLS. Jason Paul Martins, 43, court commitment for third-degree theft. Saturday, April 19, 2014 DUI on Hwy. 7 near Oroville. Burglary on Sky Lane near Okanogan. Illegal burning on Pogue Rd. near Omak. Assault on Conconully Rd. near Okanogan. Trespassing on First St. in Riverside. Theft on Omache Dr. in Omak. Harassment on S. Granite St. in Omak. Theft on Engh Rd. in Omak. Trespassing on S. Whitcomb Ave. in Tonasket. Creth Edward Cupp , 55, booked for DUI. Brian Thomas Murray, 25, booked for DUI. Simone Genine Williams, 22, booked for DUI. Sunday, April 20, 2014 Automobile theft on S. Fourth Ave. in Okanogan. Theft on First St. in Riverside. Domestic dispute on S. Second Ave. in Okanogan. Vehicle prowl on Hwy. 97 near Oroville. Brush fire on Riverside Cutoff Rd. near Riverside. Theft on Balmes Rd. near Oroville. Television reported missing. Malicious mischief on S. Third Ave. in Okanogan. Harassment on Elmway in Okanogan. Assault on S. Second Ave. in Okanogan. Harassment on S. Second Ave. in Okanogan. Disorderly conduct on S. Second Ave. in Okanogan. Malicious mischief on S. Second Ave. in Okanogan. Malicious mischief on E. Park Dr. near Omak. Public intoxication on S. Ash St. in Omak.


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



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Police Chief’s dog brings home human skull The Gazette-Tribune

TWISP – Twisp Police Chief Paul Budrow received a strange call from his family last Monday, their dog had just brought home a human skull. Chief Budrow, who lives approximately four miles south of Twisp on Hwy 153, responded to the call along with Chief Criminal Deputy Dave Rodriguez and Deputy Andre Loranc from the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office. What they found was the dog had indeed brought home a human skull. “The three then began to search the area along the river and after approximately four hours discovered the rest of the remains of the subject. The remains were located approximately four miles south of Twisp and approximately 100 yards in from the Methow River,” said Sheriff Frank Rogers. From the evidence found at the scene law enforcement believes the remains are that of Nicholas A. Tortora, 21 of Twisp. Tortora was reported missing by his family on June 3, 2012 and they stated the young man was despondent when he left the residence and the family wasn’t sure where he had gone or what he was going to do, according to Rogers. They also believed that Tortora may

have gone back to New Mexico, where had been living. “At the time deputies and searchers were not sure where Tortora had gone but a cell phone ping came up showing that he was in the Twisp area. The cell phone ping showed he may be near Look Out Mountain which was approximately five miles northwest of where the remains were located yesterday. Several searchers searched for days but with no clear area to search at the time, the search was called off,” said Rogers. Over the next month several areas were checked but nothing was ever found on Tortora and on June 29, 2012 searchers tried another cell phone check and found that it was not working. At that time the search for Tortora was ended and he was listed as a missing person. “It is believed that the remains found yesterday are those of Tortora. The remains were located approximately half a mile south of his residence in a heavily wooded area. Nothing at the scene or what we know now indicates any foul play in this case,” said Rogers. The family was notified on Tuesday and the remains will be sent off for positive identification.

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BREWSTER – Members of the North Central Washington Narcotics Task Force as well as other law enforcement served a search warrant near Brewster that resulted in several drug arrests Tuesday, April 15. The Drug Task Force, with the help of the Okanogan County Sheriff ’s Office SRT team and Oroville Border Patrol served the warrant at Gebber’s Camp #2, trailer #5 as part of the completion of a two and a half month drug investigation into the distribution of methamphetamine. Those arrested on drug charges were suspected of distributing large amounts of methamphetamine in Okanogan and Douglas Counties to include the Colville Indian Reservation, according to

Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers in a press release. During the service of the warrant Detectives located approximately six ounces of methamphetamine, a semi-automatic 9mm pistol, a scale and packaging materials at the location. The Task Force arrested three suspects on multiple charges. Arrested at the scene were: Nichole Marie Gonzalez, 31, of Bridgeport; Ramon MedinaBarrios, 25, of Brewster and Ovidio Marroquin-Hernandez, 30, of Brewster. The charges on the three subjects include: seven counts delivery of a controlled substance, methamphetamine; one count possession of controlled substance with intent to deliver, methamphetamine and one count Alien in Possession of a Firearm.

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THE TOWN CRIER Lunch with Rep. Shelly Short

Normally I have lunch with our two state Representatives from the 7th District a couple times a year to talk about what’s going on in that other Washington – Western Washington that is, at the state capitol. Such a meeting was planned for last week, but it was just Rep. Shelly Short and myself as Rep. Joel Kretz was feeling under the weather. We got a chance to talk about the usual... mostly budgets, transportation issues and education. Short said it felt good to get out of Olympia with a supplementary budget that just needed to be tweaked here and there and that while the legislature works on a biennial budget, they have to forecast out for four years. “We did it without raising taxes and we were able to give some money towards education,” she said. “We haven’t had a supplementary budget in awhile... it’s good to have a budget where there is no added spending.” Short also said it is also good to see the state returning actual Federal Timber Dollars to the schools for the first time in a long time without Out of subtracting what a school district gets from its normal basic education funding. My Mind “Of course it’s being phased in, but that’s Gary A. DeVon huge,” she said. “I would still like to see full funding of course.” The legislator said that the gas tax was a huge part of the House’s discussion. She wondered out loud why someone would want to take more of a person’s hard earned money for new projects, rather than maintaining current infrastructure and projects. Short said the costdrivers imposed by our state make our projects cost one and a half to two times greater than in neighboring states. “Part of that is the sales tax and part of it is prevailing wage and another part is the permitting,” she said. She pointed to the Snohomish Bridge which was replaced quickly because it was an emergency and the state streamlined the process. “Why can we do that in other transportation projects? It was great example of how the process should be,” she said. I asked her why her colleague put forward a proposal to extend the Heavy Haul Corridor from the Canadian border to Pateros, something that is unpopular with her Oroville and Tonasket constituents. She said she couldn’t speak for Kretz, but felt he thought it was worth studying. I said it seemed unproductive as a $55 million highway upgrade to extend the Heavy Haul is very unlikely to pass either in the House or the Senate. McCleary – the court ruling that says the legislature is Constitutionally obligated to fund basic education was a “big topic” she said. “You think of levy equalization and the things that are very important to our rural schools. You think we should be able to fund education with the revenue we have,” she said. Short said she is proud of the work she has done regarding health care and environmental policies. She sees a real need to improve the mental health care that’s available and that people with mental health issues shouldn’t be stigmatized. “My main focus has been on the environmental polices and have been challenging some of the environmental restrictions. Agencies should show their work so people can understand whether something is needed or not. We live and die by regulations,” she said. Being busy people our legislators tend to pack a lot into a onehour lunch and I’m sure there was more said between bite-fulls at Hometown Pizza, but that’s the gist of it.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Not making excuses for education system Dear Editor, Mr. Slusher, in response to“The Bells still tolls, let me first say I in no way was“desperately laying down a litany of excuses for our international test scores, and what you refer to as our “declining education system.” I was pointing out why the American Education Systems is among the best in spite of the fact that 22 percent of the students in the United States live at or below the Poverty Level. “More than 16 million children in the United States – 22 percent of all children – live in families with incomes below the federal poverty level” http://www.nccp.org/ topics/childpoverty.html The great myth perpetrated by Arne Duncan and the Department of Education is that once our nation led the world on international tests, but we have fallen from that exalted position in recent years. Despite Secretary Duncan’s calculated effort to whip up national hysteria about our standing in the international league tables, the truth is the U.S. has never been first in the world, not even near the top, on international tests. Over the past 50 years, our students have typically scored at or near the median, or even in the bottom quartile. International testing began in 1964 with a test of mathematics. The First International Mathematics Study tested 13-year-olds and high-school seniors in 12 nations. American 13-year-olds scores significantly lower than students in nine other countries and ahead of students in only one. On a test given only to students currently enrolled in a math class, the U.S. students scored last, behind those in the 11 other nations. On a test given to seniors not currently enrolled in a math class, the U.S. students again scored last. In the article American Schools Are Better Than 50 Years Ago written by Kevin Drum he shows a chart with figures from Brookings Institution scholar Tom Loveless which show how American kids have done on international math tests compared to kids from eleven other advanced countries. His numbers show how American students compared to the average of the entire dozen countries. In 1964, we were 0.35 standard deviations below the mean. In the most recent tests, we were only 0.06 and 0.18 standard deviations below the mean. In other words, our performance has improved. There has been no sharp decline—in either the short or long run. The United States performance on PISA (Program for International Student Assessment) Tesst has been flat to slightly up since the test’s inception, and it has improved on Trends in Mathematics and Science Study


The Molson Leader

92 Years Ago: April 17 - 24, 1922: A cash deal was consummated last week, whereby R. A. McCoy and R. F. McCoy purchased O. A. Mattson’s store building and stock of general merchandise. The new owners took possession the first of the week and are now operating under the name of “McCoy’s Cash Store.” The McCoy’s have previously operated a merchandise business in Minnesota. They came to Molson in 1906 and engaged in farming until this purchase. While returning to Bridesville from Molson Saturday evening, the wagon in which Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Smith were riding, slid over the grade near the Rock Creek Crossing and turned over. Mrs. Smith was seriously bruised and lacerated. The planer at the S. C. Mitchell Co’s sawmill, four miles west of town, was started Monday morning after being shut down for several months. It is understood that the planer will be run now until the large stock of lumber is cleaned up in about four months. About

(TIMSS) since 1995. Yes we’re still below average among these dozen countries, so this is hardly anything to crow about, but we aren’t doing any worse than we did in the supposed glory days of the 50s and 60s. We’re doing better. And as people like Jay Mathews of the Washington Post points out, “If we have managed to be the world’s most powerful country, politically, economically and militarily, for the last 47 years despite our less than impressive math and science scores, maybe that flaw is not as important as film documentaries and political party platforms claim. And if, after so many decades of being shown up by much of the rest of the developed world, we are improving, it might be time to be more supportive of what we already doing to fix our schools.” There’s an interesting article by Keith Baker, called “Are International Tests Worth Anything?,” published by Phi Delta Kappa in October 2007, which sheds light on the meaning of these test an America’s future. Baker, who worked for many years as a researcher at the U.S. Department of Education, had the idea to investigate what happened to the 12 nations that took the First International Mathematics test in 1964. He looked at the per capita gross domestic product of those nations and found that “the higher a nation’s test score 40 years ago, the worse its economic performance on this measure of national wealth – just the opposite of what the Chicken Littles raising the alarm over the poor test scores of U.S. children claimed would happen.” He found no relationship between a nation’s economic productivity and its test scores. Nor did the test scores bear any relationship to quality of life or democratic institutions. And when it came to creativity, the U.S. “clobbered the world, with more patents per million people than any other nation.” Diane Ravitch, Research Professor of Education, New York University; talks about a federal report called “A Nation at Risk” which warned us that we were in desperate trouble because of the poor academic performance of our students. The report was written by a distinguished commission, appointed by the Secretary of Education. The commission pointed to those dreadful international test scores and complained that “on 19 academic tests American students were never first or second and, in comparison with other industrialized nations, were last seven times.” With such terrible outcomes, the commission said, “the educational foundations of our society are presently being eroded by a rising tide of mediocrity that threatens our very future as a Nation and a people.” “Yet we are still here, apparently the world’s most dominant economy. Go figure.”

ITEMS FROM THE PAST 12 men will be employed. The local school board has posted a notice of an election to be held Saturday, May 6, to vote on a proposed levy of an additional 10 mil school tax for the Molson School District. The Board of Directors have been keeping the expenses of the school this year within its income and the proposed amount would be used to pay off part of the old indebtedness.

The Oroville Gazette

50 Years Ago: April 23 - 30 1964: Constructed started on Monday morning, April 20th, on a new building on Central Avenue, which has passers by asking questions. It turns out that John Moran, attorney, is building an office building, which according to diagram, prom-

According to Ms. Ravitch, who is among this nations most respected in the field of education, the lesson to be learned from the PISA scores is the failure of the past dozen years of public policy in the United States. The billions invested in testing, test prep, and accountability have not raised test scores or our nation’s relative standing on the league tables. No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top are manifest failures at accomplishing their singular goal of higher test scores. “We measure only what can be measured. We measure whether students can pick the right answer to a test question. But what we cannot measure matters more. The scores tell us nothing about students’ imagination, their drive, their ability to ask good questions, their insight, their inventiveness, their creativity. If we continue the policies of the Bush and Obama administration in education, we will not only not get higher scores (the Asian nations are so much better at this than we are), but we will crush the very qualities that have given our nation its edge as a cultivator of new talent and new ideas for many years. Let others have the higher test scores. I prefer to bet on the creative, can-do spirit of the American people, on its character, persistence, ambition, hard work, and big dreams, none of which are ever measured or can be measured by standardized tests like PISA.”Diane Ravitch Mr. Slusher, if you want improved performance, lets try improving the quality of life for the nearly one-quarter of students who live in poverty would improve their academic performance. You should also know that High School Graduation Rate Hits 40-Year Peak in the U.S. by Emily Richmond Jun 6 2013, “The nation’s high school graduation rate is approaching 75 percent, its highest rate in 40 years, according to a new report from Education Week.” As I tell my students, “don’t take other peoples word about how things are, especially politicians”. I invited you last time I wrote to check out for yourself, instead you kept a closed mind and went along with your NPR report, not bothering to question it. You talk about the Army model of training pilots, but you failed to mention what happens to those that don’t become pilots? If the people trying to privatize public education with charter schools have their way, they will be “training pilots” and your PISA scores will go up. And those that don’t get in? They will be thrown back to an underfunded dying school system. And then the economic problems really begin. By the way, you get an “F” on researching your topic. Tam Hutchinson - Teacher Oroville ises to be Oroville’s most modern structure. The building will contain four offices, three of which are already rented including Mr. Moran’s office. One office is being constructed to the specifications for Dr. Robert Dwyer, optometrist and one for Morris & Lee Public Accounting firm with headquarters in Wenatchee. The building will face the east wall of the Oroville State Bank. Mrs. John Mears was honored by the teachers of the state for an “outstanding contribution toward better understanding of education.” Mrs. Mears has always assisted the schools at every opportunity to provide a better educational program at Oroville. “Her leadership in promoting the migrant education program last year is an example of her efforts to support the public schools,” said Oroville High School Principal, Stanley Porter. Oroville will soon have its own shopping center, according to Ben Prince the shopping center that will include 24,000 square feet of floor space. The new structure will be built to the north of the present grocery store on the corner of 14th and Ironwood. Sales Manager, Herb Teas, reports that the D. S. Thorndike & Sons warehouse will complete a highly successful run of Controlled Atmosphere apples sometime Friday. Prices at the time of writing are


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Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune | APRIL 24, 2014

Okanogan Valley Life Folks starting to get gardens ready On the down-side of April, already! Lots of smoke swirls as folks ready their garden spots and still in some of the states, they’re having blustery weather of cold, hail and predictions of snow. When does it stop? I repeat, we live in a great part of the country.

How about a boat cruise on Lake Osoyoos?


By Jackie Valiquette North Valley Community Schools

How does this sound? A two hour leisurely cruise this summer around our beautiful Lake Osoyoos for you and five others of your choice. You pick the date. As you enjoy the scenery on a glorious July, or maybe an August afternoon, you will be sipping a beverage, munching on

It was more than smoke in one of the homes near the airport last week that took the home of Peggy Reese, and taking the lives of her two special dogs. What a helpless feeling to be left with what you are wearing. This week was the time to once again

delectable appetizers and listening to dreamy music. And, all this could be yours for just a $2 raffle ticket! What better way to spend a summer afternoon in our beautiful area. Watch for ticket sales soon. All proceeds will benefit the Community Schools program, a non-profit dedicated to the educational, recreational

Maintenance and repair fundraiser Saturday


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Official fishing season opens this weekend, get your license and gear ready to go and get fish-on. The Bingo Pick-8 keeps growing (not won as yet). Come in on Friday at 7 p.m. and play, also the kitchen opens at 5:30 p.m. There are many items on the menu to enjoy. Friday is also starting meat draw again. Don’t forget to sign in and shake a shift, pots are getting up there. Something new starting soon a Joker Poker raffle.

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We are still having chilly mornings and warming up by late afternoon. It’s nice that it stays daylight longer. Our Aerie in need of maintenance and repairs, so we are having a fund raiser. On Saturday, April 26 there will be a Steak Dinner and Dessert Auction starting at 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Cost will be $10, any donations will be welcome. Karaoke to follow, hope to see you here.

pay the IRS our taxes and see how they year as they travel throughout the area, can waste a lot of it, countrepresenting Oroville. ing snails or turtles or some Finally got the windows such. washed and then, of course it I see lots of the “snow rained. Now to get the carpet birds” going north on cleaned and we’ll be going in Highway 97, pulling their the right direction of “spring winter homes behind cleaning’”. them. Lots of flowering bushes Bob Hirst is once again in and some fruit trees adding the hospital, results of anothcolor to the tender green er fall and also has some leaves in the area. Did you congestion on his lungs. Stop THIS & THAT ever wonder why so many of in and say “hi.” the early flowers are bright Joyce Emry Congratulations to the yellow? First, the butterMay queen and her princess cups, yellow belles, tulips, and may the two young ladies have a fun daffodils, forsythia, the hillsides ablaze

and cultural enrichment of our community. Classes coming up: Meatless Mondays (Monday, April 28); Your Estate-Wills & More (Tuesday, April 29); Amateur Radio & Emergency Communications (Thursday. May 1, four sessions); Gold Panning & Placer Mining (May 1 and 3, two sessions). For more information Call Ellen Barttels at 509-4762011, email her at community. schools@oroville.wednet.edu or register online at www.northvalleycommunityschools.com. Its time again to think about Adopt-A-Highway clean up on our section on Highway 20. Sign up sheet will be on the bulletin board. Everyone needs a Weedeater, get your tickets here $3.00 for one, $5.00 for two and $10.00 for five tickets. Proceeds for Scholarships Pinochle sores from last Sunday are as follows: first place Neil Fifer, second place Dave Russell, Low Score to Dale Byers and Last Pinochle went to Neil Fifer and Dave Russell. We wish all those that may be ill a speedy recovery to good health. God Bless all. The Biggest Little Eagles in the State.

Barbie Freimuth wins Easter Hat Contest Submitted by Dolly Engelbretson Oroville Senior Center

Barbie Freimuth was the winner of the Easter Hat Contest held Friday at the Center. Too bad we don’t have a picture because she really looked cute in her hat and matching dress. She always has a smile on her face in spite of her infirmities. Arbor Day this year will be at the Elementary School on Thursday, April 24 at 1:30 p.m. The band and choir, as well as the Boy Scouts, will all be participants in the program. Royal Neighbors will be furnishing the cookies and juice, and the Garden Club is furnishing 50 free trees; 25 Norway Spruce and 25 White Pine. Several speakers are on the

OROVILLE SENIOR NEWS agenda, including Mayor Chuck Speith, and several dignitaries. A little bird whispered that this Wednesday, April 23, will be the 96th birthday for Margaret Straga. She still comes to lunch each Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and still attends the exercise classes each Tuesday and Thursday. Also on that day will be the 90th birthday for Harry Stockwell of Molson. Harry still has a beautiful voice and loves to sing abd he has been selected to sing the National Anthem at the Annual Arbor Day Celebration at the Oroville Elementary School on Thursday April 24. Please join us as we make preparations to qualify for a sixth year as a Tree City. The program begins at 1:30 p.m.


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with balsam and the eternal dandelions to name a few. Do you waste cheese, after opening the original packaging by it getting moldy? I read to keep that from happening to put it in a fruit jar. I’m gonna try it because I do waste a lot. A good sandwich is peanut butter, with slices of big strawberries... don’t laugh Even my husband, who resists change from something he already likes, says it good. If Elvis Presley could have sliced bananas on his, why not strawberries? Well, the Mariners are off to a roaring start… losing. Sometimes I wonder why I waste my time watching. Roberta and Howard Cole will be the Royalty representing the Senior Center in the May Day parade. Becky and John Desjardin are the owners of the convertible in which they will be riding. The chauffeur will be Senior Center President James Gutschmidt. Terri Orford, with the North Valley Hospital, is the featured speaker for April 22. Her topic is the new Wellness Program at the Hospital. Carol Coleman with the Fish Hatchery, will be back to complete her program from last month. Part 1 was very interesting and well attended and Part 2 and the completion of the program should be well attended also. Pinochle scores for April 19: Clayton Emry won the door prize; Dave Russell was the only person to be given credit for receiving a 300 pinochle. Jim Fry was the high scoring man and Danny Weitrick was the high scoring woman. More next time.


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Items PaSt | FROM A5 $6.00 for Extra Fancy Red Delicious and $6.50 for Golden Delicious. Weather Wise by Marge Frazier, official observer: April 15, 66 degrees maximum and 31 degrees minimum; April 16, 52 and 34; April 17, 56 and 20; April 18, 62 and 28; April 19, 69 and 24; April 20, 66 and 35 and April 21, 58 and 25. No precipitation for the week. Grocery Prices: Table trimmed beef roast, $.37 lb.; Celery, $.09 per lb.; Cantaloupe, 3 for $.99; Frozen Dinners, 3 for $.99.

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25 Years Ago: April 20 - 27, 1989: The Town of Tonasket Planning Commission, as part of it’s process for the preparation of a Comprehensive Park and Recreation Plan held a joint public meeting with the Town Council on March 28, 1989. The top five park and recreation needs identified the top needs as follows: 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. Kiwanians from all over Central Washington and British Columbia are packing up and heading toward Oroville. This is all to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Kiwanis Border Peace Marker, located at the international Border that connects two

peace-loving countries. In 1949, Kiwanians from both sides of the border, assembled to dedicate a peace marker and this gathering will re-dedicate it again 40 years later. The Tonasket 6th grade took part in the school districts Beautification Plan by planting trees in a vacant area just south of the districts office. The 6th graders planted 150 evergreens to help honor Arbor Day. Jim Martin, a member of the Migrant Neighbors Task Force, addressed the Oroville City Council on the issue of agricultural worker housing at their April 18 meeting. Martin outlined a plan that allows communities to apply for grants from the Farmer’s Home Administration for the construction of farm worker rental housing. The housing projects would perform a dual purpose for the community, according to Martin. “They provide a year-round home for agricultural workers that wish to settle in the community and create stability for the growers that need workers on their farms.” Last Saturday, the Tigers of Tonasket, 5-6 overall and 2-2 league received a visit from the Goats from Chelan for CDTL baseball action. The game was virtually a must win for both teams in order to keep play-off hopes alive. Tonasket came out on the short end. Lady Hornets were riding high with 8 straight wins before the Quincy Jackrabbits came along to pull the stinger. Oroville is now 6-2 in league play. Quincy (7-1) and Okanogan (6-0) head the league standings, with Oroville holding tough.

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR STROKE SUPPORT GROUP OROVILLE - The Stroke Support Group will meet on Thursday, April 24 at 10:30 a.m. at The Youth Center, 607 Central Ave. Oroville (adjacent to the Free Methodist Church). This is a support group for anyone who has had a stroke, no matter how long ago. Discussion from those who have recovered would also be very welcome! There will be a presentation and discussion. There will be refreshments HOSPITAL SURPLUS SALE TONASKET - Surplus items from North Valley Hospital District. Sale will be held at their storage unit at 30 Longanecker Rd. in Tonasket (next to Tonasket Rodeo Grounds). Everything must go! The sale is Thursday, April 24 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Cash only. For questions call 509486-2151 ext. 7345. MOLSON PANCAKE FEED MOLSON - There will be a pancake feed at the Molson Grange on Sunday, April 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. WOOL CO-OP MEETING MOLSON - The North American Wool Co-op will be held at the Molson Grange Hall on Friday, April 25. Guest Speakers will be Deb Nesper (4H), Vivki Eberhart, and Sally Pacer. The meeting will start at 11 am. This is a pot luck meeting that will be open to all throughout the meeting until 1 p.m. Rich Watson will be in attendance (Philanthropist). If you have wool to be processed come and see what this group can do for you. HABITAT FOR HUMANITY YARD SALE OROVILLE - Okanogan County Habitat for Humanity will be having a yard sale at Gold Digger’s Warehouse on Main Street, next to the Okanogan Estate and Vineyards Tasting Room and Retail Store, on Saturday, April 26. Donation of items are now being accepted – no clothing. Call Lynn Chapman at 509-476-4626. All donations are tax deductible. WOMEN & HEART DISEASE 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 www.nvhospital.org/wellnessprogram-registration or by going to our Facebook Page Events, or you can simply call (509) 4863163. HAM RADIO CLASS OROVILLE – Are you a ham? No, not the kind who is funny and life of the party, but the kind who communicates via ham radio! If other communications stop working during a disaster, this is the system that will keep us in touch with the outside world. In this North Valley Community School class you will discover how easy it is to get an amateur

ARBOR DAY CELEBRATIONS NORTH COUNTY - Oroville and Tonasket plan Arbor Day Celebrations with Oroville’s taking place on Thursday and Tonasket’s on Friday of this week. OROVILLE Oroville Tree Board will be planting trees at Oroville Elementary School at 1:30 p.m. A tree will also be planted at Oroville’s Osoyoos Lake Veteran’s Park that day. Dolly Englebretson, president of the Tree Board will welcome all participants and Harry Stockwell from Molson will sing the National Anthem. Then Walt and Vicki Hart will present a flag folding ceremony. American Legion Commander Lewis Wilson will make a few remarks and Mayor Chuck Spieth will read the Arbor Day Resolution. The OHS Band and Chorus will perform America the Beautiful and Englebretson will introduce the Tree Board. The Oroville Chapter of the Royal Neighbors will serve refreshments. TONASKET On Friday, Tonasket students will be helping to plant trees at Chief Tonasket park at 1 p.m. radio license. Learn how to stay connected. Amateur Radio and Emergency Communications is four sessions beginning on Thursday, May 1. Contact Ellen Barttels at 509-476-2011, email her at community.schools@oroville.wednet.edu or sign up for this class online at www.northvalleycommunityschools.com.

SPRING BOOK SALE OROVILLE - There is a twoday Spring Book Sale planned at the Oroville Community Library, Friday, May 2 (4 p.m. to 7 p.m.) and Saturday, May 3 (9 a.m.-1 p.m.). Hardbacks 50 cents, paperbacks 25 cents, selected gift sets. Oroville Community Library is located at 1276 Main St. For further information contact Susan Marcille at 476-2884. Donations are always accepted. OHA PRESENTS AMPHIBIANS TONASKET - Scott Fitkin’s work as a District Wildlife Biologist (Winthrop) brings him in close proximity to some of the region’s most interesting and unique amphibians. In this Highland Wonders presentation, Fitkin will give an overview of our local amphibian species, including their identifying characteristics, life history and presumed distribution. The presentation is Friday, May 2 at the CCC of Tonasket, 411 S. Western Ave., beginning at 6:30 p.m. with desserts, tea and coffee; dinner benefiting the CCC begins at 5 p.m. The presentation is free. The meal benefiting the Community Center is $7.50 for CCC members or $8.50 for non-members; $5.00 for kids under 12; a dessert and one beverage are included for dinner guests. For more visit www.okanoganhighlands.org/ education/hw; contact or contact, Julie Ashmore:julie@okanoganhighlands.org or 509-476-2432. OROVILLE FARMERS’ MARKET OROVILLE - The Oroville Public Library presents the Oroville Farmers’ Market, Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to 1 pm, Saturday, May 3 through October 25. Our 2014 season also features three Community Yard Sale and Flea Market dates: July 5, Aug. 2 and Aug. 30. New vendors


are welcome and your booth fee helps support the Oroville Public Library. For more more info call 509-476-2662.

THREE-ON-THREE BASKETBALL OROVILLE - The Oroville Booster Club will be hosting its 22nd annual May Day 3 on 3 Basketball Classic on Saturday, May 10. The registration fee is $70 if your registration is received before May 5, 2014 and $90 if received after the deadline of May 5, 2014. Divisions will include, Mens & Womens Open, Boys & Girls High School, Boys & Girls 14 & Under, and Boys and Girls 12 & Under. Questions/ Comments: call 509-560-0118 or 509-560-1063 or email orovilleboosterclub@gmail.com Registration forms available online at www.oroville.wednet. edu under the Booster Club link. SILENT AUCTION AND PIE SOCIAL OROVILLE - There will be a Silent Auction and Pie Social Saturday, May 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Trinity Episcopal Church, 604 Central, Oroville. TONASKET FOOD BANK TONASKET - The Tonasket food bank operates every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Sarge?s Burger Bunker, 101 Hwy. 97 N. For more information, contact Debbie Roberts at (509) 486-2192.

OMAK - There’s a young director with a ton of enthusiasm at the helm of this year’s Okanogan Valley Orchestra and Chorus production of The Wizard of Oz. Janelle Cutuli, 25, of Brewster brings a variety of experiences to the region’s annual big spring production May 2-4 and May 9-11 in the Omak Performing Arts Center, 20 S. Cedar St. “I wanted to take on the challenge of creating that sense of wonder that I had seen in the movie and trying to recreate that on the stage,” said Cutuli. OVOC seeks directors each year, with each providing a list of plays they would like to direct. Cutuli submitted Wizard of Oz and Cinderella, which could not be done since it’s still on Broadway. She was selected to do Oz, which she said, “is a show I really enjoy and I love the music.” Cutuli looked at the original version of the play created in the 1940s based on the book. “It has nothing do with the movie at all,” she said. “I decided on this version, which is much closer to the movie, because the movie is how I was introduced to Oz. “The older version had basic characters,” Cutuli said. “Instead of ruby slippers, they were silver slippers. Which goes along with the book. But for me Oz was similar to the movie. I knew if I did the older version, I would hear people go this is not the Wizard of Oz.” This year’s play does include a Jitterbug scene. “It was cut out of the movie,” she said. “You can find a filmed version of jitterbug with all the people from the movie.” The production will be practicing on stage later this month, getting people used to where they need to stand and when there are set changes. “I think we are doing really well,” Cutuli said. “I am really excited for everybody to see it. I think we have a really great cast.” Cutuli loves directing, hearing audiences react to a play. “In theater, you get instant feedback on how well you do,” she said. “The audience can walk out or they can clap, so you get pretty instantaneous feedback. “Theater is so cool because it is one of the few things that you can take people from way different skill sets and mash them together in one room,” she said. “From that mashing together of all these different people, people who are carpenters, who are electricians and publicity and graphic design and film, we have a lot of crazy elements in the show. You throw in a few actors here and there and produce something the community can remember and love.” Although this is her first turn directing a musical, Cutuli has directed or been in plays in college plus has been associated with OVOC shows, both in them and behind the scenes. Her very first stage opportunity came when she was eight and played Sprintze, one of Tevye’s young daughters, in OVOC’s Fiddler on the Roof. “I got a part when I was very young, and I so loved being on the stage,” she said. “It’s quite a rush. Being in that community, being with other people that are acting and being in plays gave me a lot of excitement

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Jennifer Cutuli will direct “The Wizard of Oz” - a version based on the original book and not the movie - as this year’s Okanogan Valley Orchestra and Chorus production. and enjoyment.” Since then she’s gained experience in My Fair Lady, Bye Bye Birdie, Jungle Book and the Importance of Being Ernest. Cutuli earned a bachelor’s degree in education with an endorsement in theater from Western Washington University in Bellingham. Although she was born in Fontana, Calif., she moved to Brewster when she was five and graduated in 2012 as a Bear. “I was not in Oz (in 2001 in Omak), but I came and watched it,” she said. After gaining her degree, she returned as a substitute teacher in Brewster and Bridgeport. And of course she got involved in OVOC shows. She was rehearsal assistant plus prop manager for Spamalot last year and was set crew for South Pacific two years ago. She’s also in a union for stage technicians and has worked concerts in Seattle’s Key Arena. Shows are 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays then 3 p.m. on Sundays. General admission is $17, students are $12 and children under 12 are $8. Tickets can be purchased online at www.brownpapertickets.com. Ticket outlets include Havillah Road PrintingGraphics and Corner Shelf in Omak, Rawson’s in Okanogan, Brewster Drug, Roy’s Pharmacy in Tonasket and Oroville Pharmacy.

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

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

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MOVIES Thurs. -­  Fri.          April  3  –  4    

There will  also  be  a  matinee  of  this  show  on  Sat.,  April  5      at  2:00  p.m.    All  seats  $6.00  for  the  matinee.  

Sat. –  Sun.  –  Mon.  –  Tues.,  Thurs.  –  Fri.       April  5  –  6  –  7  -­  8,  10  -­  11   One  Showing  Nightly  @  7:30  p.m.  

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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.  

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

www.olivertheatre.ca Oliver, B.C. There will  also  be  a  matinee  of  this  show  on  Sat.,  April  5      at  2:00  p.m.    All  seats  $6.00  for  the  matinee.  

Sun.-Mon.-Tues.-Thurs...7:30 April 5  –  6  –  7  -­  8,  10  -­  11   P.M. One  Showing  Nightly  @  7:30  p.m.   Fri.-Sat.................7:00 & 9:00 P.M. Sat.  –  Sun.  –  Mon.  –  Tues.,  Thurs.  –  Fri.      

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.  

250-498-2277 Thurs. -­  Fri.          April  24  –  25    

Showtimes on  Fri.  @  7:00  &  9:30  p.m.  


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.  

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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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COUNCIL | FROM A1 also brought up the loss of the wheelchair ramp at the corner of Third Street and Whitcomb, that has cut off easy sidewalk access in the downtown core. The ramp was removed during a street project last summer due to bureaucratic red tape involving grant funds used for the project. “When we used (Transportation Improvement Board) funding for that project we had to take it out,” Plumb said. “The wheelchair ramp has to go in (DOT’s) right of way (on US-97) and not ours (on Fourth). We couldn’t move the ramp because it wouldn’t be up to code. We’ve all gotten multiple complaints.” “It was my understanding when we were doing the grant, that the state was coning through to fix the intersections,” Olson said. “It was part of the larger project that isn’t happening. Instead we ended up taking out a ramp (that already existed) and left people without access at one of our main intersections.” Mahre said that he and Berg would do a visual check of the intersection following the meeting and added that some specific grants could be applied for that would allow for the ramp to be replaced. Mahre and Berg added that, despite the difficulty of the issues discussed, they appreciated the tone of the meeting. “Kirk didn’t even get anything thrown at him,” Mahre said.

Pool Karen Stangland, representing the community group that has been meeting to work on plans to replace the city swimming pool, was on hand to discuss a number of points regarding the funding of the pool. Chief among them was whether or not it would be necessary to get a recreation district formed in order to secure funding for annual maintenance of the pool once it’s built. Plumb noted that when he met with the Okanogan County Commissioners several weeks ago, there wasn’t much enthusiasm for putting a rec district on the ballot. “The county is saying that they don’t feel they want to give another tax district a shot,” Plumb said. “They said they should let the people decide. I asked how we can do that if they can’t vote on it.”

“You do have to have the commissioners’ approval (to get it on the ballot),” said City Planner Kurt Danison, who along with Olson had also attended that meeting with the commissioners. “It goes on the ballot and someone has to pay for that vote. It’s not cheap. If you look at the statute you have to have a petition that would need to be approved to get it on there...So we might want to talk to the folks in the Methow.” Stangland asked if the city had the funds to maintain the pool without forming a tax district. Noting that the council had enough of a problem covering its current budget without the additional $40,000 or so it would cost to maintain the pool, Plumb said that the commissioners had suggested covering that expense with user fees. “That would mean charging a five year old $20 to use it for a day,” Plumb said. “And no one is going to do that.” Some comparisons were made with the construction of the U.S. Armed Forces Legacy Park; however, that project, which took nine years to pull together, was able to utilize about $450,000 in donated labor and had a number of major financial donors. Danison pointed out that, regardless of funding source, the pool would be a city project and would be subject to far more regulation. “It’s not fair to compare to the Legacy, anyway,” Ramsey said. “It could be done in small, incremental pieces. The pool will have to be done all at once.” Stangland brought it back to the maintenance issue. “We haven’t debated it much, but we need help,” Plumb said. “Whether that be someone being the ultimate sugar daddy and setting up a $2 million endowment that we use the interest to pay those expenses, or tax a recreation district... again, you have the commissioners that say that only people in the city limits use the pool. It has been spoken by the ‘wise ones.’ “But right now I feel like if we want this, we need to stand together as a bigger community than just the city. I’m proud that you’re doing what you’re doing (with the committee.” The pool committee next meets on May 1 in the TVBRC at 5:30 p.m.

Legacy Bridge One project that is on the verge of getting underway is the building of a foot bridge to connect the city to the Legacy Park. Currently, visitors on foot must walk on the shoulder of the highway bridge that crosses over Bonaparte Creek. Danison successfully secured grant funding to build a foot bridge across the creek as well as extend a sidewalk on the west side of US-97 from the creek to the corner of Fourth Street. One possibility, Danison said, came to light when Douglas County offered to donate an historic wood truss bridge to Tonasket. “Part of it gets me really excited,” Danison said. “The other part wonders how practical it is.” The biggest issue, Danison said, was that the 126 foot long by 15 foot high structure would need to be reengineered and likely wouldn’t save the project any money. “You couldn’t doodle it on a napkin,” Danison said. “The grant also is based on buying a bridge, prefab, set up and delivered. It doesn’t have a lot of money for engineering the bridge. DOT might be willing to reengineer it but not for free. “The other problem is: would it fit? Right now it’s 24 feet wide on top. It’s a road bridge. We would have to shorten the length, move the travel surface to the bottom, and narrow it. And is the scale appropriate? “So, not ready to say ‘no,’ but I’m not ready to tell them to bring it up tomorrow. We need more answers and need to do it within the budget we have.” Mosquitos and trees The council also voted 4-1 (with Ramsey dissenting) to schedule a town hall meeting, tentatively for May 6 at 5:30 p.m., to discuss whether or not the City of Tonasket should participate in a mosquito abatement district that would cover municipalities throughout the county. The mayor also read an annual Arbor Day proclamation designating Friday, April 25, as the city’s Arbor Day celebration. Council member Dennis Brown was arranging for a tree planting at Chief Tonasket Park that day.

Carl Portzline, born January 15th, 1938, passed away peacefully at home in Snoqualmie, Wash. on March 25, 2014 with his family by his side. Carl was a 1956 graduate from Oroville High School. After graduation, he joined the Navy where he received his education as a civil engineer. He made that his career, working for the Corps of Engineers. He

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A large section of the parapet of the Old Peerless building fell over landing in Centennial Park Monday. The Oroville Police Department has closed the park until it can be cleaned up and the roof made safe and the damage, including a broken picnic table, can be taken care of. Christian Johnson, Oroville’s Building Inspector, has talked with the building owner Juan Talderon about what repairs need to be made in the short term for safety and what will need to be done in the long term. Johnson said Talderon said he was insured and was talking with his insurance agency about the incident, which was caused by strong winds over an extended period of time.

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CHURCH GUIDE Silent Auction and Pie Social - Sat., May 3rd, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Trinity Episcopal Church - 604 Central - Oroville OROVILLE

NEW Hope Bible Fellowship

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

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

and his sister and brother, Betty and Vance. A graveside service will be held in Oroville at the Riverview Cemetery at 2 p.m. on May 10th.

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Faith Lutheran Church

OBITUARY Carl H. Portzline


Breakfast Every Morning Steak Night on Wed. & Sat. Spaghetti Thursday Prime Rib Friday — We have WiFi — 626 Whitcomb, Tonasket 509-486-2259

Immaculate Conception Parish

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

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

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

Oroville United Methodist

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

Valley Christian Fellowship

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

Trinity Episcopal

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

Church of Christ

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

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


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Oroville Free Methodist

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

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

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Crossroads Meeting Place Tonasket Foursquare Church

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

Tonasket Community UCC

24 E. 4th, Tonasket • 486-2181

“A biblically based, thoughtful group of Christian People”

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

Whitestone Church of the Brethren

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

Ellisforde Church of the Brethren

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

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

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

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Rodeo to step up with PBR Pucker Up, Jumanji, El Smacko, Love Doctor, Major Impact, Big Buddy. Love Doctor’s got an 89 TONASKET - The choice, percent buck-off ratio; he’s as says Tonasket Founders Day rank as they get. “The boys better cock their Rodeo chairman Paul Vickers, was pretty simple. Make the hammers and put their riding pants on.” rodeo bigger, or let it fade away. Vickers said he and his wife It’s a bit of a gamble to put on a $60,000 event in Tonasket, but visited a PBR event in Montana Vickers is betting that with the to see the differences involved Professional Bull Riders coming in putting on one of their events. “I think it will benefit the in this year for what has been rechristened as the Shane Proctor club,” he says. “It will be the only Invitational, the rodeo has its PBR event in this area. People will come to a PBR that best chance to not only survive, won’t come to an but thrive. open bull-riding “From what we were for the simple deal doing, they’ll be stepping of it being PBR.” up probably 80 percent,” Other parts Vickers says. “The bulls are of the rodeo will going to be a lot ranker. We’ve have a familiar got some really good cowfeel, including boys we know are coming the return of in. It’s just a whole differthe World Class ent level. Bucking Horse “Whoever wins our Association, barevent here will get a rel racing, the free ride into the Built kids’ chicken race, Ford Tough series. and the Run for the They’re going from Crown that are all $10,000 bull riding up to Shane Proctor staples of Founders $100,000 bull riding. That’s a big calling card. They have to go Day. “We’ll buck roughly 18 head through the tour we’re doing to of broncs that are 5 year olds, get up to Built Ford Tough.” Proctor finished 10th last year at per night,” Vickers says. “We’ll the PBR Built Ford Tough World do the barrel race. I plan on havFinals. A native of Coulee Dam, ing 35 bulls in long go, 18 head he still keeps close ties to the area of horses, 10 head of barrels, 10 after moving to North Carolina. head of bulls in the short go. And He recently hosted a bull riding we plan having it done in two and a half hours, so it will be clicking. school in his home town. “I asked Shane if he would That’s bucking a lot of stock. “You’ve got to shoot high. You’ve make it his invitational,” Vickers says. “He will try to make it; it got to work to make it go and flow. depends on his sponsor obliga- Our goal is no dead spots.” A big change this year: the tions.” Some of the cowboys who Saturday rodeo will begin at 2:30 will make it, he says, include p.m. so as to keep it closer to Dakota Beck of Moses Lake, the end of the parade time, The Coby Reilly of Ephrata and Ben Tonasket Chamber of Commerce Jones of Australia, all of whom is planning a Saturday evening street dance. Friday’s rodeo will are nationally ranked. A number of regional contrac- begin at 7:00 p.m. Tickets will tors will also be bringing what be $15 for adults at gate, $12 for Vickers calls their “TV pen” of children. Pre-sale tickets will go for $12 and $8. bulls. “We want to make it a quality “They’ll see bull power like they’ve never seen,” he says. show that people will go back and “Bulls that you’ve can see if tell their friends about,” Vickers you watch PBR on TV that are says. “If this goes good and we coming include Buck Wild, have the crowd support, I see this Pandemic, Guns & Donuts, growing into something big.” BY BRENT BAKER


Brent Baker/staff photo

Oroville’s Abraham Capote tries to get one past Bridgeport’s goalkeeper during Monday’s 9-1 loss to the Mustangs. Capote’s shot hit the ‘keeper’s heel and went just wide of the net; he did pick up an assist earlier in the game on Cesar Lozano’s score.

Mustangs boot Hornets early

first get to the ball,” Pitts said. “But we did not do that today. Bridgeport was always first to the ball today. When you do that, all it takes one pass and a breakaway, and it’s not going to work for you.” The contest was the first that counts toward league play for the Hornets (2-6-1, 0-1 CWL). Oroville hosts Manson on Saturday.


OROVILLE - Oroville scored four goals against league favorite Liberty Bell last week; Bridgeport only tallied three. So it stands to reason the Hornets and Mustangs might be evenly matched. That wasn’t the case for the opening 15 minutes on Monday, April 21 as Bridgeport jumped on the Hornets for five quick goals and went on to a 9-1 victory. “I thought we looked flat the entire game,” said Oroville coach Mike Pitts. “Once it got out of hand we just tried to get the younger players some time. “The frustrating thing is we were down 1-0 for the longest time in the first game against them, then 2-0 late in the game. And then they put up five straight goals. When it happens with these guys it happens in large dosages.” The two teams played on even terms for the middle 40 minutes of the game before Bridgeport finished with three quick scores in the final eight minutes. The Hornets’ Cesar Lozano, breaking free on a center field run, took a pass in stride from Abraham Capote, beat two defenders and the Mustangs’ goalkeeper for the Hornets’ only score. They had several other

Brent Baker/staff photo

Christian Diaz goes up for a header during the Hornets’ loss to Bridgeport on Monday. chances but couldn’t put the ball in the net. “One of the things we do well on goal kicks and when the ball put is in play, we’re always

LIBERTY BELL 7, OROVILLE 4 WINTHROP - The Hornets were blitzed 8-0 by Liberty Bell in their first meeting of the season. Oroville played a much more competitive match this time around against the Central Washington B League favorites in a 7-4 loss. “It was good to see that we had scoring opportunities that weren’t there the first game,” said Oroville coach Mike Pitts. “Liberty Bell is first in the league for a reason. They’re a good team and move the ball well.” Abe Capote scored twice, Cesar Lozano added a goal and the Mountain Lions knocked on in on the Hornets’ behalf as well. “I think we found a few weaknesses in their defense because they’re a team that doesn’t give up many goals - only 9 all season before our game,” Pitts said. “We need to get better on defense and that’s on me.”

Rough start to league play Pateros, Bridgeport drop Hornet softball team

need to learn to take all the time.” Courtnee Kallstrom drilled a 300-foot home run to highlight the Hornets’ offense. Sydney Egerton added a double and two RBIs, Pie Todd had an RBI single, Rachelle Nutt had a single and drove in a run, and Mikayla Scott had an RBI double and was also robbed of a home run on a deep drive to center field. The Hornets (5-3, 0-3 CWL North Division) travel to Lake Roosevelt on Saturday.


OROVILLE - Oroville’s softball team has some high expectations for this season. It’s easy to forget after last year’s playoff run that most of the experience on this team rests in its group of freshmen. So there are bound to be some ups and downs on the way, as with any young team. The Hornets were swept on Saturday by a seasoned Pateros squad that figures to win a state tournament trophy at the 1B level. Oroville had no luck against the Nannies’ top pitcher, Katarina Wilson, who would have been credited with a perfect game in the opener were it not for a pair of passed balls on strikeouts that put a pair of Hornets on base. She struck out the first 10 batters she faced in Pateros’ 17-1 win in the opener, and closed out the second game, a 29-9 Nanny win, with three straight outs in relief. “I’m actually happier with how we played today than Tuesday

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Oroville catcher Faith Martin catches a Pateros baserunner in a pickle during Saturday’s doubleheader against the Nannies. against Bridgeport,” said Oroville coach Dane Forrester. “We had the right attitude today and I’m not sure we did on Tuesday.

“Once we got down early, we went out and just played the game rather than going out and trying to win, and that’s the approach we

BRIDGEPORT 17, OROVILLE 12 OROVILLE - The Hornets held a 12-8 lead after five innings but couldn’t hold on to the lead. The Fillies four-run sixth tied the game at 12-12 and eventually forced extra innings. They added five runs in the eighth as the Hornets made a number of errors in the field to get Bridgeport untracked. Pie Todd had four hits and four RBIs; Faith Martin had a single; Hannah Hilderbrand hit a home run and drove in two runs; Rachelle Nutt added a single and RBI; Courtnee Kallstrom had a pair of singles; Mikayla Scott had two hits and two RBIs; Cruz Ortega drove in a run; Shelby Scott had a single and two RBIs; and Kendal Miller had two hits and three RBIs.

Tiger baseball wins 2nd straight league game BY BRENT BAKER BBAKER@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM

OMAK - After going four years between Caribou Trail League baseball victories, the Tonasket Tigers made sure it was a much shorter wait for their next league win. The Tigers picked up their second consecutive victory, four

days after knocking off Chelan, with a 7-4 victory at Omak on Tuesday, April 15. Tonasket used a five-run sixth inning to take the lead for good. John Rawley walked and Wyatt Pershing singled to get the rally underway. With two outs, Dallin Good walked. Kjeld Williams was hit by a pitch to force in a run,

Jake Cory followed with a tworun single and Jimmy Coleman reached base on an error, adding to the Tigers’ lead. The Tigers took a 1-0 lead in the first inning when Cory tripled, later swiping home on a double steal. Williams singled and scored the Tigers’ second run in the

third inning. Coleman started and earned the victory on the mound. The Tigers traveled to two-time defending state champion Cashmere on Saturday and were swept in a doubleheader, 19-1 and 20-0. The Tigers (6-5, 2-4 CTL) travel to Cascade on Friday, then host Omak on Tuesday, April 29.

Speiker runs state’s 2nd-fastest 3200m BY BRENT BAKER BBAKER@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM

QUINCY - Sierra Speiker knocked off one of her season’s goals at Quincy on Saturday, April 19, cracking the 11 minute barrier in the 3200-meter (two mile) run and clocking the state’s second-fastest time in the event. Speiker’s 10:49 broke her month-old personal best by about 20 seconds and avenged an earlier defeat to Cascade’s Erin Mullins, who finished second in 11:25. Camas’ Alexa Efraimson is the state - and U.S. - leader with a scorching 9:55.92 run in an event last week that featured 25 of the nation’s fastest runners. Speiker’s time ranks 71st nationally. Speiker also won the 1600 with a PR of 5:19.98 to lead the Hornets at the Quincy Sierra Speiker Invitational. Oroville was missing a number of its athletes who were attending the state FBLA convention over the weekend. Other top finishers included Brittany Jewett, Kaitlyn Grunst, Sammie Walimaki and Phoebe Poynter in the 4x200 relay (8th place); Grunst in the high jump (3rd) and Jewett in the javelin (7th). Tanner Smith placed fourth in the 100. “We had a lot of athletes with PRs,” said Oroville coach Harold Jensen. “Those place us high in our district for 2B.” The Hornets travel to the Cashmere Invitational on Friday, May 25.


Team Scoring - Cashmere 103.33, Quincy 83, Ephrata 77.66, Naches Valley 61.5, Cascade 53, Royal 48.83, Odessa-Harrington 36, Toppenish 35, Okanogan 30, Lind-Ritzville 20.5, Wahluke 17.33, Omak 14.5, CleElum/

Roslyn 12, Brewster 10, Manson 10, Wilbur-Creston 10, Soap Lake 9, Chelan 9, Oroville 7, Othello 6, Wellpinit 5, Yakama 4, Lake Roosevelt 0.33. 100 Dash - 1. Sam Schafer, ODH, 11.71; 4. Tanner Smith, ORO, 11.79; 37. Logan Mills, ORO, 13.92. Shot Put - 1. Derek Crites, CAS, 51-4; 14. Oscar Rosales-Cortez, ORO, 37-11. Discus - 1. Jason Torrence, CSH, 142-6; 27. Oscar Rosales-Cortez, ORO, 85-11. Javelin - 1. Hunter Bach, BRW, 155-4; 34. Oscar Rosales-Cortez, ORO, 86-10. High Jump - 1. Kendall Getchell, CSH, 6-0; 7. Matt Smith, ORO, 5-4. Pole Vault - 1. Carter Bushman, QCY, 14-0; 11. Matt Smith, ORO, 9-6. Long Jump - 1. Luke Simonson, CSH, 20-1; 26. Riley Davidson, ORO, 14-6.5. Triple Jump - 1. Joe Lang, RYL, 432.25; 19. Riley Davidson, ORO, 27-4.25.


Team Scoring - Quincy 75, Cascade 66.5, Lind-Ritzville 65, Ephrata 61, Chelan 52, Naches Valley 42, Toppenish 35.5, Cashmere 34, CleElum/Roslyn 33, Royal 31, Pateros 29, Oroville 28, Okanogan 27, Omak 24, Manson 23, Almira/ Coulee Hartline 22, Brewster 19, Wilbur-Creston 16, Soap Lake 9, Othello 6, Lake Roosevelt 2, Wellpinit 2. 200 - 1. Maddy Parton, CAS, 27.37; 11. Sammie Walimaki, ORO, 30.70; 26. Phoebe Poynter, ORO, 32.60. 1600 - 1. Sierra Speiker, ORO, 5:19.98; 20. Narya Naillon, ORO, 7:03.66. 3200 - 1. Sierra Speiker, ORO, 10:49.00. 4x100 Relay - 1. Lind-Ritzville 53.63; 9. Oroville (Grunst, Poynter, Walimaki, Jewett), 58.52. 4x200 Relay - 1. Lind-Ritzville 1:52.16; 8. Oroville (Grunst, Poynter, Walimaki, Jewett), 2:02.41. Discus - 1. Dori Floren, RYL, 97-11; 34. Sarai Camacho, ORO, 58-5. Javelin - 1. Emalie Islas, NCH, 112-7; 7. Brittany Jewett, ORO, 91-9. High Jump - 1. Shaddia Meadows, NCH, 5-0; 3. Kaitlyn Grunst, ORO, 4-10. Pole Vault - 1. Eli Kimes, CSH, 10-0; 9. Sammie Walimaki, ORO, 6-6. Triple Jump - 1. Ashleigh Fraser, CER, 33-6.5; 9. Kaitlyn Grunst, ORO, 30-5.5.

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Pateros gets by Hornet’s 3-hit pitching


By Brent Baker

League Overall Pts W L W L T Quincy 20 7 1 7 3 0 Okanogan 18 5 2 7 2 0 Chelan 17 5 3 5 4 1 Brewster 15 5 2 7 2 0 Cascade 9 3 4 3 4 1 Tonasket 7 3 5 5 5 0 Cashmere 7 2 6 3 7 0 Omak 0 0 8 0 10 0


PATEROS - Oroville’s baseball team couldn’t quite put all phases of its game together at the same time Friday, April 18, at Pateros, as the Hornets were swept by the Billygoats 17-3 and 6-4. The Hornets played a solid defensive game in the opener while not committing an error. Pateros managed just six hits, but Oroville pitchers combined to walk 14 batters. Dustin Nigg had a pair of doubles, driving in one run and scoring another, to pace the Hornets’ offense. The Hornets played their best all-around game of the season in the nightcap. Brentt Kallstrom allowed three hits, walking two with five strikeouts, but three errors on defense proved costly in the close contest. Nigg again led the offensve with his third double of the day, drawing two walks, scoring twice and hitting a double. Casey Martin also added a double but the Hornets managed only four hits of their own. Oroville (1-12, 1-8 CWL North Division) hosts Bridgeport for a doubleheader on Friday, April 25.

Central Washinigton Lge (B)

League Overall Pts W L W L T Bridgeport 4 1 1 5 3 0 Liberty Bell 3 1 0 9 1 0 Manson 2 1 0 2 5 0 Oroville 0 0 2 2 6 1

BASEBALL Caribou Trail League (1A)

League Overall W L W L Cashmere 6 0 11 1 Cascade 4 2 7 5 Brewster 4 2 9 2 Okanogan 3 3 6 4 Tonasket 2 4 6 5 Quincy 2 4 5 7 Omak 2 4 3 7 Chelan 1 5 3 10 Brent Baker/staff photo

Oroville catcher Trevor Shearer snags a throw from the outfield, but too late to catch a Liberty Bell baserunner sliding safely home. The Hornets put together a solid effort despite losing to the league-leading Mountain Lions. Liberty Bell 9, Oroville 1 OROVILLE - Boone McKinney tossed a complete game and Oroville stretched CWL North Division leader Liberty Bell the

full seven innings in a 9-1 loss on Tuesday, April 15. Errors led to a number of the Mountain Lions’ runs while the Hornets had little luck against

Liberty Bell’s league-leading pitching. The Mountain Lions have been giving up fewer than two runs a game in league contests.

Another shootout win for Tiger soccer By Brent Baker bbaker@gazette-tribune.com

TONASKET - The Tonasket boys soccer team saw its winning streak reach three games Thursday, April 17, claiming their second shootout victory in less than a week at Cashmere. The two teams played to a 1-1 tie in regulation, while the Tigers scored four goals in the PK shootout to go with a pair of

Derek Sund saves to turn away the Bulldogs and avenge an earlier 1-0 defeat. “We are playing better, but still have plenty to work on,” said Tonasket coach Jack Goyette. “I’m very proud of our team. This is a fine group of young men; they have excellent attitudes and are very hard workers.” Carlos Abrego, Elias Abrego, Noe Vasquez and Anthony Luna scored for the Tigers in

the shootout session. Isiaah Yaussey-Albright scored off Cesar Reynoso’s corner kick for Tonasket’s lone goal in regulation. “Derek had a great game in goal,” Goyette said. “Noe Vazquez, Marcelino Ruiz and Abran Alvarez had excellent defensive games.” Tonasket (5-5, 3-5 CTL) hosted Okanogan on Tuesday in a game that could determine if the Tigers

can crawl back into the district playoff chase.

Tonasket 6, Omak 0 OMAK - Tonasket took down a very young Omak team on Tuesday, April 15, 6-0. Individual scoring wasn’t available. “It was a good game,” Goyette said. “For such a young team they played hard and made us work for the goals we scored.”

Tonasket track competes at Okanogan Unscored CTL Meet at Okanogan Apr. 15 - Tonasket finishers only


100 - Smith Condon 12.52; Devyn Catone 12.59; Beau Cork 12.67; Jacob Villalva 13.19; Caio Baumstein 13.33; Lloyd Temby 13.88; Parker Kenyon 14.34. 200 - Beau Cork 25.78; Dallas Tyus 27.73; Parker Kenyon 28.87. 800 - Smith Condon 2:25; Abe Podkranic 2:27; Luis Casarrubias 2:42; Makalapua Goodness 2:43.

1600 - Abe Podkranick 5:26. 110 Hurdles - Caio Baumstein 21.15. Shot Put - Chad Edwards 36-4; Adrian Palomares 30-7.5; Joaquin Polito 30-2; Dallas Tyus 29-11. Discus - Adrian Palomares 89-6; Joaquin Polito 84-4; Chad Edwards 81-3.5; Seth Smith 79-4. Javelin - Joaquin Polito 137-7; Blaine Hirst 99-3; Chad Edwards 75-10; David Curtis 65-6. Long Jump - Dallas Tyus 15-9.5; Lloyd Temby 15-4.5; Blaine Hirst 14-9.5; Caio Baumstein 14-2.25; David Curtis 12-7. Triple Jump - Blaine Hirst 33-11; Lloyd Temby 30-2.5; Adrian Palo-

mares 28-6.5; Seth Smith 26.65.


100 - Cassie Spear 13.65; Janelle Catone 15.97; Darian Ward 17.45. 200 - Cassie Spear 29.47; Bonnie Siegfried 32.38; Amber Monroe 35.20. 400 - Amber Monroe 1:17; Kathryn Cleman 1:17.9. 800 - Kylie Dellinger 2:46; Mary Naylor 3:17.5. 1600 - Johnna Terris 6:58. 100 Hurdles - Rose Walts 17.57; Janelle Catone 21.56. Shot Put - Alissa Young 26-4; Amber

Mixed bag for Tiger tennis THE GAZETTE-TRIBUNE

CASHMERE - Tonasket’s tennis teams took to the road last week, playing matches on Omak on Tuesday and Cashmere on Saturday, April 19. The boys team defeated Omak 3-2 on Tuesday and fell 4-1 to Cashmere. Winning for the boys at Omak were Trevor Terris, Brian Hendrick and Walker Marks in singles, while Hendrick was the lone Tiger to claim victory at Cashmere.

The girls lost at Omak 5-0 and at Cashmere 4-1. Abby Gschiel picked up the singles victory against the Bulldogs.

Cashmere boys 4, Tonasket 1

Chad Raven (C) def. Trevor Terris (T) 6-1, 6-3; Brian Hendrick (T) def. Alexander Robertson (C) 6-2, 6-4; Landin Baldwin (C) def. Walker Marks (T) 2-6, 6-2, 6-4. Cameron Moser/Trey Michael (C) def. Colton Leep/Morgan O’Brien 6-2, 6-3; Jordan Moser/Ian Lindell (C) def. Levi Schell/Jesse Holan 8-4.

Cashmere girls 4, Tonasket 1

Paiton Wagner (C) def. Madi Villalva (T) 6-0, 6-0; Mikaela Sites (C) def. Jenny Bello (T), 6-0, 6-3; Abby Gschiel (T) def. Allie Mackey (C) 6-2, 3-6, 7-5. Tasha Kowatsch/Sammy O’Bryan (C) def. Brisa Leep/Bailee Hirst (T) 6-0, 6-0; Carrie O’Donnell/ Megan Reinhardt (C) def. Anna St. Martin/Alyssa Montenegro (T) 6-1, 6-0.

Tonasket boys 3, Omak 2

Tonasket: Trevor Terris, Brian Hendrick Walker Marks won singles matches. Levi Schell/Jesse Holan and Ulukbek Beishekeev/Sesar Saldana lost in doubles.

Hornets fall to White Swan The Gazette-Tribune

EAST WENATACHEE Oroville’s boys and girls tennis teams lost to White Swan on Saturday by identical 3-2 scores. The undermanned boys team forfeited three matches but one both that were contested on the court. Connor BoCook won in singles while Joseph Sarmiento and Nathan Hugus won their

doubles match. For the girls, Menze Pickering and Angela Nelson won their singles matches.

White Swan boys 3, Oroville 2

Tre Deleon (WS) won by forfeit; Levi Anderson (WS) won by forfeit; Connor BoCook (O) def. Alexis Galvan 6-0, 6-1. Joe Sarmiento/Nathan Hugus (O) def. Kaige Zagelow-Ray Cheney 6-0, 6-0; Jose Suarez-Jesus Cer-

vantes (WS) won by forfeit.

White Swan girls 3, Oroville 2

Maria Maravilla (WS) def. Lily Hilderbrand 7-6, 6-3; Menze Pickering (O) def. Adi Villanueva 6-3, 7-5, 6-7; Angela Nelson (O) def. Valeria Delgado 6-3, 6-4. Luz Gutierrez/Calista Spoonhunter (WS) d. Lillie Gronland/Kaylee Foster (O) 6-0, 6-0; Maria A. Anguiano/Maria M. Anguiano (WS) d. Adriana Silva/Lena Fuchs 6-1, 6-1.

Monroe 25-10.5; Allison Glanzer 23-0; Jenna Davisson 22-1; Chelsea Vazquez 18-11; Johnna Terris 18-10; Darian Ward 18-7. Discus - Alissa Young 76-7.5; Jenna Davisson 69-6; Allison Glanzer 64-11; Jaden Vugteveen 59-11; Kylie Dellinger 51-4.5. Javelin - Alissa Young 71-9; Allison Glanzer 65-3. High Jump - Rose Walts 4-8. Long Jump - Jaden Vugteveen 12-1. Triple Jump - Bonnie Siegfried 25-7.5; Johnna Terris 25-0; Mary Naylor 23-11.5; Amber Monroe 22-8.5.

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

League Overall W L W L Liberty Bell 6 0 8 2 Lk Roosevelt 6 1 7 3 Pateros (1B) 5 1 5 2 Bridgeport 4 5 5 7 Manson 1 8 1 11 Oroville 1 8 1 12

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

League Overall W L W L Soap Lake (1B) 4 1 8 1 Kittitas 3 1 5 2 Riv. Christian 5 2 8 6 White Swan 2 4 6 4 Waterville (1B) 1 7 3 9

SOFTBALL (FASTPITCH) Caribou Trail League (1A)

League Overall W L W L Okanogan 6 0 9 2 Cashmere 6 0 9 3 Chelan 4 2 5 6 Brewster 3 3 5 6 Cascade 3 3 5 5 Omak 2 4 5 6 Quincy 0 6 3 9 Tonasket 0 6 1 11

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

League Overall W L W L Pateros (1B) 4 0 5 3 Liberty Bell 3 0 7 1 Lk Roosevelt 2 1 2 4 Bridgeport 1 3 6 3 Manson 0 3 0 5 Oroville 0 3 5 3 ent. WA League So. Div. (2B) C League Overall W L W L Kittitas 3 0 8 2 Waterville (1B) 0 0 2 7 Soap Lake (1B) 0 1 0 3 White Swan 0 2 0 7

boys tennis Caribou Trail League (1A)

League Overall W L W L Chelan 6 0 7 0 Cashmere 5 2 5 3

Quincy Omak Tonasket Cascade Okanogan

3 3 3 4 3 3 4 3 2 4 3 4 1 4 1 4 1 5 2 6

Cent. WA League No. Div. (B)

League Overall W L W L Liberty Bell 7 0 9 0 Entiat (1B) 5 2 5 3 Lk Roosevelt 3 3 3 3 White Swan 4 4 4 6 Pateros (1B) 3 4 3 6 Oroville 1 5 1 6 Wilson Crk (1B) 0 5 0 5

GIRLS tennis Caribou Trail League (1A)

League Overall W L W L Cascade 5 0 5 0 Cashmere 5 2 5 3 Okanogan 4 2 6 2 Chelan 4 2 5 2 Omak 2 4 3 4 Quincy 1 5 2 5 Tonasket 0 6 0 7

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

League Overall W L W L Pateros (1B) 8 0 8 2 White Swan 6 2 10 3 Entiat (1B) 4 3 4 4 Oroville 3 4 4 4 Liberty Bell 2 5 2 5 Wilson Crk (1B) 0 4 0 4 Lk Roosevelt 0 5 0 5

Schedules Apr. 23- May 3

Thursday, April 24 TEN - Tonasket at Omak, 4:30 pm TEN - Lk Roos. at Oroville, 4:00 pm Friday, April 25 BB - Tonasket at Cascade (2), 3:30 pm BB - Bridgeport at Oroville (2), 3:30 pm TEN - Tonasket at Cascade, 4:30 pm TR - Tonasket & Oroville at Cashmere (Rieke Invite), 3:30 pm Saturday, April 26 SB - Oroville at Lk Roosevelt (2), 11:00 am SB - Cascade at Tonasket (2), 11:00 am BSC - Cascade at Tonasket, 11:00 am BSC - Manson at Oroville, 11:00 am TEN - Pateros at Oroville, 11:00 am Tuesday, April 29 BB - Omak at Tonasket (1), 4:30 pm BB - Oroville at Lake Roos. (1), 4 pm SB - Omak at Tonasket (1), 4:30 pm SB - Oroville at Pateros, 4:00 pm BSC - Omak at Tonasket, 4:30 pm TEN - Omak at Tonasket, 4:30 pm Thursday, May 1 TEN - Entiat at Oroville, 4:00 pm BSC - Oroville at Bridgeport, 4:00 pm Friday, May 2 Liberty Bell at Oroville (2), 4:00 pm Saturday, May 3 BB - Quincy at Tonasket (2), 11:00 am BB - Oroville at Liberty Bell (2), 11:00 am SB - Tonasket at Quincy (2), 11:00 am BSC - Quincy at Tonasket, 11:00 am BSC - Liberty Bell at Oroville, 11:00 am TEN - Quincy at Tonasket, 11:00 am TR - Tonasket at Oroville Draggoo Financial Invite, 11:30 am

Tonasket Junior Rodeo wishes to give


Beyer’s Market OK Chevrolet Sales and Service The Junction Ty Olson Construction Midway Building Supply Steve and Pat Richey Kinross Gold Corporation Gavin’s Petroleum Grant’s Market Inc. Northwest Edison Omak Stampede Rawson’s Overland Fence and Construction, LLC Aeneas Valley Community Association All Valley Insulation Apple Valley Machine Shop Ark Animal Clinic Beanblossom’s Backhoe Service Beltrami Plumbing Bob and Nancy Barnes Coleman Oil Columbia River Carbonates

Dave’s Gun and Pawn Don Kruse Electric, Inc. Edward Jones, Sandra Rasmussen George and Karen Zittel Gold Digger Apples, Inc. Hanks Harvest Foods, Inc Hilltop Realty Cornerstone Custom Granite Holan Enterprises Kiwanis Club of Tonasket Lee Frank Mercantile Les Schwab, Omak Levine Plumbing & Construction North Valley Family Medicine OC Ranches Okanogan County Farm Bureau Oroville Golf Club Oroville Reman and Reload RDL Auto Service Sawyer and Sawyer Inc. Smith & Nelson Inc. Steve Richey Horseshoeing

Superior Auto Parts T&T Real Estate, LLC Terry and Gayle Hueth T-N-T Bucking Bulls Tonasket Veterinary Service Valley Home Repair VIP Agency Inc. Wilbur Ellis Co. North Valley Hospital Country Crazy Cowgirl Bling Naylor’s Air Conditioning and Heating Nulton Irrigation Okanogan Properties Stucker Quarterhorses Tim’s Saw Shop Baker’s Acres Farmers Insurance, Maryann Blystone K Diamond K Guest Ranch Robert N. Nau DDS, LLC Russell and Nancy Burbank Spring Clean

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TONASKET HIGH SCHOOL HONOR ROLL SENIORS Honor (3.50-4.00) Kathryn Cleman (4.0), Savannah Clinedinst (4.0), Elizabeth Jackson (4.0), Lupita Ornelas (4.0), Norma Ramos (4.0), Cassandra Spear (4.0), Jamie Wilson (4.0), Brisa Leep, Leslie Iniguez, Sarah Green, Norma Ornelas, Daniela Capote, Selena Cosino, Yazmin Cervantes Orozco, Amanda Johnson, Christa McCormick, Madaline Coffelt-Richardson, Walker Marks, Trevor Terris, Phillip (Collin) Aitcheson, Michael Goudeau, Marcelino Ruiz-Martell, Madison Villalva, Matthew Goff, Diante Haney Williamson, Baylie Tyus. Merit (3.00-3.49) Caio Baumstein, Martine Bjerke, Timothy Jackson, Kenneth Freese, Lindsay Huber, Amber Monroe, Cassidy Anderson, Kaitlyn Gildroy-MacGregor, Kjeld Williams, Victoria King, Lindsay Rhodes, Kylie Dellinger, Tyler Farver, Abigail Gschiel, Jenna Davisson, Daniel Hernandez, Isaac Bliss, Carrisa Frazier-Leslie, Roberto Juarez, Makalapua Goodness, Dyllan Walton, Jasmine Martindale.


Chad Edwards, Jose Ortega, Ulukbek Beishekeev, Devyn Catone, Hilda Celestino, Colt Hatch, Charlie Sanchez, Liberty Newton, Alyssa Warner, James Coleman, Brock Henneman, Jeffery Wilbur, Colton Leep, Noe Vazquez, Michael Biernacki, Diego Goudeau, Smith Condon, Somer Hankins, Cesar Reynoso, Morgan O’Brien, Amber Burton, Tiffany Ferdon, Lucas Vugteveen.

SOPHOMORES Honor (3.50-4.00) Omar Calderon (4.0), Trevor Peterson (4.0), Rade Pilkinton (4.0), Rachel Silverthorn (4.0), Jenna Valentine (4.0), Pablo Chavez, Ashley Tobel, Jaden Vugteveen, Baillie Hirst, Bryden Hires, Dimas Ayala Alas, Esmeralda Flores, Kasey Nelson, Madeleine Graham, Janelle Catone, Jordan Hughes, Nicholas Crandall, Kendra Davisson, Ulyses Morales, Hugo Sanchez Jimenez, Treven Nielsen. Merit (3.00-3.49) Leighanne Barnes, Ryan Rylie, Kyler Goodman, Vanessa Pershing, Melanie Christensen, Daisy Alcauter, Micala Arnesen, Rosared Walts, Cade Hockett, Melanie Gronlund, Kyra Whiting.



Honor (3.50-4.00) Yessica Gomez Chavez (4.0), Alexander Mershon (4.0), Abraham Podkranic (4.0), Johannes Weber, Aiza Dahman, Lea Berger, Jesse Manring, Aspen Verhasselt, Jensen Sackman, Antonia Sanchez Jimenez, Abran Alvarez, Anna St. Martin, Haley Montkowski, Brooke Nelson, Rosemary Luna, Deoha Braggs, Dalton Smith, Mary Naylor, Travis Deggeller, Johan Hjaltason, Frank Holfeltz.

Honor (3.50-4.00) Samuel Nelson (4.0), Elijah Antonelli, Bonnie Siegfried, Thomas Kennedy, Johnna Terris, Lexie Wahl, Zion Butler.

Merit (3.00-3.49) Dallas Tyus, Elvira Alvarez, Allison Glanzer, Darbee Sapp,


Merit (3.00-3.49) Timothy Freese, Tawan Murray, Wyatt Pershing, Brenden Asmussen, Sadie Rojas, Jacob Villalva, Lucas Scott, Katlen Wagner, Taudra ChaskaWebber, Conner Timm, Trinity DeJong, Cheyan KinKade, Wyatt Radke, Paola Rivera Covarrubias, Vance FrazierLeslie, David Ornelas, Hunter Swanson, Richard Temby.

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Dancers pictured are (front row L to R) Sedeja Michel, Kaylee Sullivan, Madison Koplin, Chloe Peterson, Aspen Bosco, Brooklyn Swager, Megan Dykes, Laine Morgan, Lexi Ladoux, Taya Grahm, Elizabeth Bedard, Zane Hickman (middle row) Lainey Wilson - Stage Manager for Disney Studios Performing Arts Program, Lorrie Fraley-Wilson, Kaylee Clough, Lyndzi Scott, Daisy Ibarra, Kaytie Miller, Rosemary Hickman, Haley Montowski, Meshayla Gardinier, Hanna Curdie, Riley Howell (back row) Samantha Vedders, Morgan Tyus, Cinthya Ibarra, Naomi Comstock, Janelle Catone, Gracie Bitzes-Thomas, Erika Good.


ANAHEIM, CA -Twentyseven dancers from around the Okanogan County traveled to Anaheim, California, to perform a patriotic themed dance concert in the Disneyland parks as a part of Disney’s Performing Arts

Youth Programs. They are students at LFW Dance Studios. Under the direction of Lorrie Fraley-Wilson, the dancers learned 10 routines over a period of six months prior to the trip. Contributing Choreographer was Leah Beetchenow who choreographed and set three of the 10 numbers. Riley Howell went as back stage support and manage-

ment. The two performances were at Disneyland’s “Big Thunder Ranch Stage” in Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure Park at “The Backlot Stage,” March 30-31, 2014. They also participated in an hour and a half long dance and musical theater workshop at The Disney Studios with Dance and choreography

OROVILLE JR./SR. HIGH SCHOOL HONOR ROLL OROVILLE – The Oroville School District announced their third quarter Honor Rolls, with students recognized for perfect 4.0 grade point averages, as well as Superintendent between 3.75 and 3.99 GPA; Principal, between 3.50 and 3.74 GPA; and Merit, between 3.49 and 3.00 GPA.

SENIORS 4.0 GPA – Nathan Mcallister and Sierra Speiker Superintendent 3.75-3.99 Gabriela Capote, Aya Cruspero, Ashley Marcolin and Meagan Moralez, Brittany Jewett, Cruz Ortega, Kaitlyn Grunst, Tanner Smith and Jacob Scott Principal 3.50- 3.74 - Diego Santana, Kaylee Foster and Shelby Scott Merit 3.49 3.00 - Bridget Clark and Stephany Cisneros JUNIORS Superintendent 3.75-3.99 Leonardo Curiel, Kyle Scott and Bethany Roley Principal 3.50- 3.74 - Nahum Garfias, Serina Finley, Adriana Silva and Kylee Davis, Merit 3.49-3.00 – Brian Wise, Kali Peters, Jessica Galvan, Elena Beltran and Lane Tietje SOPHOMORES Superintendent 3.75-3.99 – Dailey Grippin and Samantha Walikmaki Merit 3.49-3.00 – Riley Davidson, Kaylha Blanchard, Emily Finsen, Faith Martin and Mikayla Scott. FRESHMEN GPA 4.0 – Courtnee Kallstrom

Superintendent 3.75-3.99 – Yessica Nemecio, Principal 3.50-3.74 – Narya Naillon, Nathan Hugus, Sandra Hilstad, Ryan Marcolin Merit 3.49-3.00 – Liliana Nava, Phoebe Poynter, Lindsey Mckinney, Brentt Kallstrom, Jennifer Vazquez, Patton Johnson and Itzel Castillo-Diaz

8TH GRADE 4.0 GPA – Katherine Egerton and Sydney Egerton Superintendent 3.753.99 – Alexia Garcia, Kambe Ripley, Hannah Hilderbrand, Esmeralda Rosales-Cortez, Maxwell Turner Principal 3.50-3.74 – Victoria Kindred, Sean Maher, Dean Davis, Marrisa Aubin, Estifenny Carrillo, Havannah Worrell, Brittaney Minarcin, Luis Vazquez, Jeffrey Rounds Merit 3.49-3.00 – Adolfo Hernandez-Delgado, Paz Lopez, Macharra Richter, Hannah Hill, Stephanie Ruvalcaba 7TH GRADE 4.0 GPA – Jennifer CisnerosMedina Superintendent 3.75-3.99 – Lindsay Koepke, Madison Whiteaker, Hunter DeVon, Sugeysi Layata Principal 3.50-3.74 – Alexis Allenby, Katherine Rawley, Angela Viveros, Matthew Galvan, Wendy Ortega, Jingy Sykes, Brandon Duran, Jessie Deaquino, Gilberto HernandezDelgado Merit 3.49-3.00 – Spencer Martin, Elijah Burnell, Brigido Ocampo

Tonasket FFA plant sale TONASKET - The Tonasket FFA will be holding its annual plant sale Wednesday, April 30, 2:30-5:30 p.m. and Thursday, May 1, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at the green-

house behind the high school. Proceeds go toward costs for the 42 FFA members to qualified for State. Bedding plants, tomatoes, peppers, and more available.

Hosted by North Valley Hospital. 203 S. Western Ave., Tonasket 509-486-2151

Subjects include: • Finding local resources Support Group offering practical information & care giving suggestions • Decreasing your stress level

Usually held once a month at NVH for an hour and snacks are provided. Call 509-486-3110 & ask for Diane or Bill Next meeting is Monday, April 29th @ 6PM (You must RSVP)


specialist Shelly Nicols. The parents and children spent over seven months preparing and fundraising for the dancers to be able to travel down for the two performances. They would like to thank The Masonic Lodge of Omak and the Okanogan Eagles and many others who supported them and contributed to their adventure.

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Tonasket residents can drop off information for the Gazette-Tribune at Highlandia Jewelry on 312 S. Whitcomb

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Help Wanted


Food Service Clerk

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

The Tonasket School District is now accepting applications for a Food Service Clerk, two hour per day position, Monday through Friday. Position will remain open until filled. To apply, applicants must complete an on-line application and submit materials through the online system. We will not accept paper copies of applications. Go to the district’s website at: www.tonasket.wednet.edu Instructions for completing the on-line application are found on the Employment link. Job descriptions are available on the online system also. Please call the district office at 509-486-2126 for help if needed.

We are dedicated to our employees’ job satisfaction and take pride in providing a place to work that encouragFor lease es growth, teamwork, comTonasket industrial stormunication and positive An Equal Opportunity age/workshop. 2700 sq. ft. employee/supervisor relationEmployer TONASKET HOME Available soon. Has power ships. FHC is a not for profit and water with small office Community Health Center and restroom within. 9ft. door Head HS Boys Say it in the classifieds! dedicated to providing quality will allow vehicle access. *Special deal* Basketball Coach health care regardless of Call 509 322 4732 *HAPPY BIRTHDAY ability to pay. EVERYONE is The Tonasket School District *HAPPY ANNIVERSARY welcome. is now accepting applications *CONGRATULATIONS!! for a Head HS Boys BasketWe have the following *WILL YOU MARRY ME? ball Coach. Position is open opportunities available: MUST BE PREPAID Large Home, beautifully landuntil filled. Please contact the $6.00 for the first 15 words scaped, fenced very private 2 BEDROOM APARTMENT OKANOGAN: District Office for an applicaadditional words $1.00 backyard, accents this home in for rent in Oroville. 1 3/4 Clinical Informatics Specialist tion or available on the each. Bold words, special established neighborhood. 2319 baths, new paint, new carFull time district’s website at: font or borders extra. sq ft. with 4 bedrooms, 1 ž baths, pet & flooring. Includes Promotor(a) www.tonasket.wednet.edu Add a picture hobby room, open spacious kitchwasher, dryer, water, sewer, Per Diem positions; Okanogan & en, Lots of parking, sprinkler for only $1.50 more. Tonasket School District, 35 garbage. $520/ mo + dep. Brewster - English/Spanish system, all this within walking Call to place ad DO Hwy 20 E., Tonasket, WA Avail now! 360-255-3938. bilingual required distances of schools and shopOkanogan Valley 98855. Phone 486-2126. ping. Price reduced to $249,500. OKANOGAN DENTAL: Gazette-Tribune Dental Assistant 509-476-3602 Call 509-486-2295 An Equal Opportunity Full time for appointment. Employer www.gazette-tribune.com THANKS Friends, Family and Patient Registration Rep. Neighbors for your help lookFull time We’re more than just print! OROVILLE ing for my dog, Marshmallow, Seeking Experienced 2 BR HOUSE FOR RENT in BREWSTER JAY AVE: Visit our website. Oroville. Very nice, close to on April 8th. Dental Assistant MA-C or LPN town. Washer & dryer hookWho enjoys working in a fastFull time ups. Lots of indoor storage, paced office. Must be trustBREWSTER (INDIAN AVE): worthy, reliable, and a good large covered porch & carwww.gazette-tribune.com MA-R, MA-C or LPN port. No smoking. Water and team worker. Approx. 3 Full time sewer included. $700 a TONASKET FOUNDER’S days/week. Call month. 509-429-4201 DAY PARADE 509.486.2902 Mon/Tues or TONASKET: is Sat., May 31, 11 am 509.422.4881 Wed/Thurs. MA-R, MA-C or LPN OROVILLE GARDEN per diem position VENDORS NEEDED APARTMENTS. Speech/Language OROVILLE DENTAL: Senior or Disable Housing $25 per 10 x10 spot Pathology Assistant Dental Assistant 1 bedroom upstairs Contact Anna Bostwick Per Diem Subsidized Unit if eligible. Post your comments on recent articles 425-330-6083 The Tonasket School District Located downtown. and let your voice be heard. is now accepting applications See Applications available at for a Speech/Language Pawww.myfamilyhealth.org 617 Fir St., Oroville. thology Assistant. Applicants for job descriptions. Call: must have Speech Language Submit cover letter and www.gazette-tribune.com 509-476-3059 DID YOU FIND AN ITEM Pathology Assistant certificaresume or application to AND WANT TO FIND FHC, c/o Human Resources, tion. Position closes May 2, THE OWNER? 2014. To apply, applicants PO Box 1340, Okanogan, Found items can be placed must complete an on-line apWA 98840 or email: in the newspaper for one plication and submit materials HR@myfamilyhealth.org. week for FREE. Limit 15 through the online system. Open until filled. SUNDAY, MAY 18 - CURLEW, WA. - RANCH & FARM: words, or prepay for words We will not accept paper copFHC is an EEO Employer. Tractors * Balers * Discs * Plows * Vehicles * Rakes * Horse Trailers * Swather over the 15 word limit. Call ies of applications. Hay Tedder * LOTS of Power and Shop Tools * Watch for Ad & Handbills * 509-476-3602 before noon Go to the district’s website at: Help on Tuesdays. www.tonasket.wednet.edu D & D AUCTION SALES LLC Wanted LICENSE NO. 2241 Instructions for completing BOX 417 - TONASKET, WA. 98855 the on-line application are EXPERIENCED LOGGERS Licensed & Bonded DAL DAGNON DARYL ASMUSSEN www.gazette-tribune.com Looking for Experienced log- found on the Employment 486-2570 486-2138 Job descriptions are gers with access to own link. 9. After expenses 24. “Fiddler on the Roof� setting equipment. Ability to log available on the online sys10. Anthony ___, “ER� actor 27. Bridge and Rummy, e.g tem also. steep ground preferred. Please call the district office Call NWlog 1-866-427-1459. 11. Temporary 28. Car dealer’s offering at 509-486-2126 Immediate openings. 12. Split 29. Supports a particular faction for help if needed. (2 wds)

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PARTIAL LISTING - Consignments Accepted up to Sale Time. Items from 2 Estates Included.


EQUIPMENT & VEHICLES - NH 1002 Harrowbed, 2-wide, 55 Bales * JD 10-ft Grain Drill w/Grass Attach * 4-ft Rotovator * 4-Horse Stocktrailer, 16-ft, 1984, Wheel Bearings Just repacked * 8x9 Tilt Bed Utility Trailer * 20-ft Hay Elevator * Portable Sawmill, Set on 30-ft Track, Volkswagen Motor, Runs Great * 1955 Plymouth DeSoto, Lots of Chrome * MF Model 3 Baler * 4-inch Keene Dredge, 6.5 Honda motor, New, Never Been Started, 3-stage Sluice Box System 1979 Dodge 1-ton Motorhome, 318 Auto., Self-Contained, Very Clean * 1997 Hallmark Pickup Camper, 9-ft, Fully Self Contained, Excellent ($40 per titled vehicle Doc. Service Fee) SHOP & TOOLS - Craftsman & Hitachi Air Compressors * Oxy-Acet Set w/Torches * Porta Power * WorkMate * Homelite, Craftsman, Stihl Chainsaws * 12-volt Pickup Winch, New * Craftsman Radial Saw * DeWalt Hammer Drill, New * Craftsman 10-in Mitre Saw * Rigid Pipe Threader * 12-speed Drill Press * 1-1/2 Ton Ratchet Chain Hoist * Honda 7000 Watt Power Boss Generator on wheels * Various Shop, Power & Hand Tools * Big Selection of Woodworking Manuals * HOUSEHOLD - Kenmore Front Load Washer, Almost New * Kenmore Dryer * Bissell Power Steamer * 4 Wood Desks * Kenmore Trash Compactor * Slabwood Coffee Table * Cabinets * Closets * Chests of Drawers & Dressers * Sony Entertainment Center * Lots of Books * MISC. & COLLECTIBLES - 52 12-ft Livestock Panels, 6-Bar, Good Cond * 3 Walk-thru Bow Gates, Good * Lithium Battery Powered Elec Bike, Variable Speed, Can Pedal or Use Power *Craftsman 15.5 HP 42-in Riding Lawnmower, Bagger, New * Toro 826 LE Snowblower, New * Leaf Blower * Aluminum Ladders * Saddle * 1911 Treadle Singer Industrial Sewing Machine (W1403096) 111W155 Electric 8, Good * White Family Rotary Treadle Sewing Machine (FR278032), Needs Restored * Crosscut Saws * Antique Doll Carriage * Dolls in Boxes * Log Peeling Knives * MUCH MORE BY SALE TIME CALL & WE WILL MAIL, E-MAIL, OR FAX YOU A HANDBILL. No Buyers Premium - Cash or Check/No Credit Cards - Sales Tax Will Be Charged - Food All Day LICENSE NO. 2241


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HORSES Pets Buying all kinds of horses. Gentle saddle horses for sale. Ask for Don Frazier 509-846-3377.

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Sisters open Brunettes Hair and Nail Salon

Tonasket Pre-School hosting Open House

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A beer truck accidently hooked a low hanging power wire and pulled down a power pole, as well as doing some damage to the sign on top of Trino’s Mexican Restaurant in Oroville last week. The Okanogan County Public Utility District was quick to fix the problem using a boom truck and a bucket truck to right the pole which was located on the west side of Main Street.

OROVILLE – Cynthia Gutierrez and Rocio Olaez have opened Brunettes Hair and Nail Salon at 1406 Main Street in Oroville. The sisters, both brunettes themselves, offer hair cuts, coloring, waxing, manicures, pedicures, gel polish and acrylic nail enhancements. They are open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturdays by appointment only. Walk-ins at the beauty salon, which opened on April 14, are always welcome. Gutierrez was born in Omak and Olaez was born in Tonasket. They have lived in the area their whole lives. They say Brunettes is different from other businesses because they are a bilingual and a flexible business with reasonable pricing and atmosphere. Although a new business, the owners say they are open to adding new services if the right person comes along. They are the daughters of Santos and Dolores Gutierrez. Olaez is married to David Olaez and they have an eight- monthold baby named Hannah. They can be contacted at 509-560-9038.

Submitted by Desirae Coe TPA President

TONASKET - Tonasket Preschool Association is hosting an Open House on Tuesday, April 29 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. During this time, prospective preschool families and the community are invited to meet our staff, take a tour of the preschool, enjoy refreshments, and receive information on enrollment for the 2014-15 school year. We are thrilled to share with our supportive community the new updates our school was blessed with as a result of the generous awarding of the Community Foundation of North Central Washington’s Regional Impact Grant in September 2013. The preschool is located in the Tonasket Community Church’s basement (Tonasket Ave. and 4th Street), behind US Bank and can be contacted at 509-486-8872.

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Rocio Olaez and Cythia Gutierrez have opened a hair and nail salon at 1406 Main Street in Oroville. Brunettes is open Monday through Friday.




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Amphibians of the Okanogan

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OHA Highland Wonders Educational Series Submitted by Julie Ashmore

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TONASKET - The Highland Wonders educational series will bring in Scott Fitkin to present on, “Amphibians of the Okanogan” at the Community Cultural Center of Tonasket on Friday, May 2. Scott’s work as a District Wildlife Biologist (Winthrop) brings him in close proximity to some of the region’s most interesting and unique amphibians. Scott first became interested in amphibians as a child, and that interest has continued into his professional career. Over the years he has conducted amphibian surveys and co-led herpetology field courses for the North Cascades Institute. In this Highland Wonders presentation, Scott will give an overview of our local amphibian species, including their identifying characteristics, life history and presumed distribution. He will touch on the crucial role they play in our ecosystems as secondary consumers in the food web, and as indicators of environmental change. This event will provide information about the natural history, amazing adaptations, and ecological status of our region’s frogs, salamanders and other amphibians. “Amphibians are amazing shape-shifting critters,” Fitkin

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Left, a tiger salamander, as photographed by John Rohrer; right, Scott Fitkin, who will be presenting “Amphibians of the Okanogan” at the CCC on May 2.

says. “It is fascinating to consider their dual aquatic/terrestrial life history and ability to morph from a gilled, water-breathing larval stage into a walking, airbreathing adult.” The Highland Wonders educational series brings the natural history of the Okanogan Highlands and surrounding areas to Tonasket, indoors from November through May (skipping December), with outdoor events in the highlands during summer. OHA’s Education Program builds awareness and understanding of local natu-

ral history, with the goal of increasing community member involvement in the stewardship of our natural habitats and resources. After the indoor May event, Highland Wonders will transition to outdoor learning opportunities, including Stream Ecology and Geology field trips this summer. In September there will be an allnew event called, “Evening with the Experts,” in which community members can bring in plant photos and specimens and get help identifying and learning about their mystery plants. Now

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OKANOGAN - The educational series begins with a “fire talk” presentation open to the public onThursday, May 1, 7:00 p.m., at PUD headquarters in Okanogan. Local wildland fire experts Dale Swedberg of the Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Tom Leuschen of Fire Vision will explain why we need fire, the goals of prescribed burning, and how prescribed fires work from start to finish. Then on Wednesday, May 7, advanced biology students from Kathleen Ferguson’s class at Okanogan High School will conduct their fifth annual field study of the soil, vegetation, insects, birds, and waterways recovering and regenerating from the 2009 Oden Road Fire. Following their study, the students and their workshop instructors - a team of volunteers from a variety of organizations-will publicly present their findings about the ongoing regeneration of life after the fire. The date and time for that presentation will be announced later. To learn more about the fire ecology education series, look for the Okanogan Land Trust on Facebook, or visit the OLT’s website:www.okanoganlandtrust. org

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