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May Festival celebrating 80 Years BY GARY A. DE VON MANAGING EDITOR

OROVILLE – “Walk on the Wild Side” is the theme for this year’s Oroville May Festival which marks the 80th Anniversary of the Oroville’s premier annual event. The festivities start with the coronation which takes place on Friday at 7 p.m. at Oroville High School. This year’s royalty are Queen Kylee Davis and Princess Bethany Roley. Following the coronation there will be a lighted mini-parade through town. Queen Kylee and Princess Bethany invite everyone to come and enjoy the weekend which has a wide range of activities so most will find something they can enjoy. The girls are scheduled to be on Open Line on KOMW Radio this Thursday at 8 a.m., according to the May Festival Committee’s Michelle Smith, now in her fifth year as president. “There’s not a whole lot new this year; of course the Border Patrol Explorers have added a dunk tank, which should be fun. There were a couple last minute additions that weren’t on the schedule -- Daralyn Hollenbeck (with Blue Star Mothers) is going to have a Veterans display and the International Choir will be performing ‘Nifty Fifties’ at the Free Methodist Church for no charge at 2 p.m. Also, although we don’t have an official car show this year, we are inviting those who drove their classic cars in the parade to park in the lot south of Prince’s Warehouse,” said Smith. Saturday’s activities start with a bass tournament at 6 a.m. at Oroville’s Deep Bay Park on Lake Osoyoos. There’s a pancake breakfast at the American Legion Hall beginning at 7 p.m. and that’s when the Fun Run starts from Appleway Street. The 3 on 3 Basketball Tourney gets underway at 8 a.m. and goes to 5 p.m. Then the center piece of the May Festival, the Grand Parade, begins making it’s way down Main Street until it turns west on Central. Following the parade there is a lawn ceremony in front of the high school where the various awards are announced and the traditional May Pole Dance is carried out by local fourth grade students. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the Okanogan Borderlands Historical Society welcomes people to come see their latest exhibit “The Salmon Peoples – Stories Tell the Past” a one-of-kind display relating to the area’s first peoples, the Okanogan Tribe. Starting at 11:30 a.m. the Oroville Chamber of Commerce will be holding their annual barbecue. The Aurora Masons will be putting on the Kids Games at Ben Prince Field behind the high school starting at noon. Also starting at noon will be a dunk tank sponsored by the Border Patrol Explorers who promise local celebrities will be featured. A Meet and Greet with present and past staff of the school district is also planned between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. at the high school. Throughout the day local wineries – Okanogan Estate and Vineyards, Copper Mountain and Esther Bricques will also be holding tastings of their fine vintages. For a full schedule see pages A8 and A9.

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Oroville May Festival Queen Kylee Davis and Princess Bethany Roley invite everyone to this year’s May Festival starting with the Queen’s Coronation on Friday at 7 p.m. at Oroville High School. The majority of the festival’s activities will be Saturday, including the Grand Parade which starts at 10 a.m.

Teacher talks ‘Flipping the Classroom’ at OHS He’s using method to teach his Running Start students

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Tonasket School District Superintendent Paul Turner, left, and Tonasket EMS Director Michael Greene consult during last week’s emergency drill built around a school bus accident scenario. Turner and Greene’s assessment of the drill, as well as more photos, can be found on page A2.

Mandates could tighten elementary space even more BY BRENT BAKER BBAKER@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM

TONASKET - Early projections for 2014-15 enrollment still look solid, said Superintendent Paul Turner at the Monday, April 28, Tonasket School District Board meeting. And while that is good news for staying the course for next year’s budget, it continues to highlight the district’s facilities needs. “We’re excited about how our year has gone (with steady enrollment),” Turner said. “We’re averaging 1,078, and in April we were at 1,066 FTEs. Also remember that we’re expecting that

1066 to be right at 1,050 for next year. But we’ve had a very good kindergarten enrollment we’re excited about.” The district budgeted for 1,030 students this year and 1,050 next year, with the higher estimated number intended to compensate for the fact that the increased staffing is being paid for by dollars from the new levy that won’t start coming to the district until the middle of the next school year. The number of students the district serves, however, has been the topic of some discussion



except through email. “I’ve been flipping my classroom. Instead of me standing up there for 15 minutes and lecturing, instead they watch videos, look at Powerpoints... then when they BY GARY A. DE VON come to class they ask me questions,” he said. MANAGING EDITOR School Board Chairman Rocky OROVILLE – Tam Hutchinson DeVon asked the teacher if that was was asked to speak to the Oroville working well. “I think it is... it is something new School Board about the Running for me,” Hutchinson Start students under his said. care at the board’s Monday, The teacher showed April 28 meeting. the board a website on Running Start is a proEuropean Imperialism gram that allows students “The Scramble for to take college level classes Africa” as one of the while still in high school, sites his class had been giving them college credusing. The site has its that can be used when video clips and audio they move on to a tradi- Tam Hutchinson excerpts – each student tional two or four year is expected to look at college. Hutchinson, a history teacher, teaches Western the material and write notes. “That’s the part they don’t like... Civilization and U.S. History to they have to write a lot,” he said. these students. The notes are then emailed to “Not having been in college myself for a few years, I was sur- the teacher at the end of the lesson. “When you talk to students prised to find pretty much everything online,” said Hutchinson, whose teachers were using the trawho created two websites with sep- ditional method of teaching you arate email accounts for his classes. hear that when they are lecturing He said that students send and you can’t stop and rewind... with a receive assignments via email – flipped classroom you are able to something that is becoming more watch and listen until you undercommon in colleges. Before com- stand the material,” said School ing to Oroville he taught comput- Director DeVon. Hutchinson also showed the ers, but that was some time ago, he said. Hutchinson said he had been board that there is an eight video working with two mentors and that one did not take any assignment SEE FLIPPING | PG A4



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OKANOGAN - Okanogan County Commissioners are not angling to consolidate the county’s three hospitals, they assured a North County-heavy audience at a session called by Commissioner Sheilah Kennedy on Wednesday, April 30. The two hour meeting covered a wide range of county-related health care topics, most of which trickle down from changing state and federal mandates. But what drew about two-thirds of the audience - including a healthy contingent of administrative staff from North Valley Hospital were reports last month that there Rep. Shelly Short was enough momentum building toward a consolidation of the three county hospitals that plans had actually been drawn up for a new facility in Omak. Though many were in attendance to hear about such possible consolidation efforts, that topic wasn’t discussed at length until Tonasket Mayor Patrick Plumb (also an NVH employee) more or less forced the issue to the forefront. Plumb said he was concerned about the potential impact of Tonasket losing 240 jobs if the hospital were to close as part of a consolidation effort. “I hear at least two of you today saying that’s not the direction you want to go,” Plumb said. “I appreciate Mr. Campbell talking about (the impact of a hospital closure in Deer Park, referenced briefly earlier in the meeting) and that is exactly what we don’t want to see in Tonasket. “I’m just making sure there isn’t a different path we’re trying to take here. If you consolidate all these hospitals ...we’d lose the Critical Access program entirely. Consolidating services is always a great idea until you lose your funding structure.” “To make it clear, we as Okanogan County Commissioners have no say in our public hospitals,” Kennedy said. “It’s the elected officials ... The fact is all three hospitals are on registered warrants. That is an impact to the county. The community (is) asking how come we don’t combine the hospitals. That is a question this committee might finally be able to address one way or the other: (either) yes it makes sense, no it doesn’t make sense, and here are the reasons why.... “Bottom line is, we’re going to define through all of our work what the people want, and what we’re going to keep, and what we’re going to provide.” “Are we planning on keeping all three of these hospitals viable?”

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First priority: fix communications Multi-agency large-scale disaster drill serves its purpose, exposes issues BY BRENT BAKER BBAKER@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM

TONASKET - The inability of first response personnel to communicate after leaving Tonasket and heading up Highway 20 is no secret. Anyone who has tried to use their cell phone while on the road knows this, as do ambulance, police and sheriff ’s officers that have had to respond to emergencies while under what amounts to a communications blackout. If there was one overarching theme that came out of last Tuesday’s multijurisdictional emergency drill, where a car/school bus collision and response was staged several miles east of Tonasket and at North Valley Hospital, it’s that the communications situation puts lives at risk. While both Tonasket Emergency Medical Services Director Michael Greene and School District Superintendent Paul Turner were pleased with much of what transpired during the drill, most pressing concern both cited was the breakdown in communications. Between the lack of radio transmission capacity in the breakdown of a separate transmitter put in place for the drill, “I was looking for some brush to burn for smoke signals,” Greene said. “The communications just fell apart and made it pretty tough,” Turner said. “We need to put a plan together because it’s not just a school issue, it’s a county issue. We really need to get the county commissioners involved.” The district has already been pondering the purchase of satellite phones for its bus drivers, who are regularly out of communications while on their routes up Highway 20 almost from the moment they leave the school parking lot. “The drill really exposed how bad it is,” Turner said. “After talking with other entities, we all thought we had things set up so we could work with it. But the drill made it obvious how bad the situation really is.” “Ambulances can’t talk to the hospital until they are less than five minutes out,” Greene said. “You don’t get communications until you come down past the school. We’ve known that we need to fix that. It’s an ongoing issue but now it’s moved to the front burner.”

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Just a drill: at left, North Valley Hospital’s Terry Cariker tries to keep parent Teresa Hughes from forcing her way into the emergency room to see her injured kids; above, EMS personnel lead students off the damaged bus following the staged accident that was the drill scenario.

injured. Tonasket and Oroville EMS, Tonasket Fire, Okanogan County Sheriff, Tonasket Police and Airlift were among the first responders who assessed the “victims,” including two fatalities, five critical, four serious and 16 walking wounded. Airlift landed at the site, though due to the realities of needing to be available for a real-life emergency “Had to wave a magic wand and heal the patients rather than transport them,” Greene said. “If only we could do that in real life.” Patients were transported to North Valley Hospital (the most serious by ambulance, the walking wounded by a second school bus), where a mock Emergency Room was set up and hospital personnel took part in their own portion of the drill. School district personnel were also involved at the accident site, at the school and at the hospital, as well as “parents” assigned to the student victims. Border Patrol and EMS personnel assisted the hospital with security Multiple observers were also on hand

He said that while most calls involve just one or two patients, something like a bus accident that might involve 30-40 children is a different animal altogether. “When you are five minutes away and that’s when you tell the hospital you have 30 patients coming in, that’s a problem,” he said. Greene said it didn’t quite come to resorting to smoke signals. “We ended up using runners to communicate on the accident site,” said Greene, who was the incident commander. “We had a backup satellite phone on hand and we were able to communicate to our dispatch and through them with the hospital. But it wasn’t easy, and in a real life situation it wouldn’t be any better.”

THE DRILL The scenario involved a bus filled with students hit by a car (with the driver losing control due to texting while behind the wheel). Accident participants had been “made up” by Oroville EMS Director Debra Donahue to appear as

to assess the drill as it was ongoing. Greene said that despite the communications issues at the accident site, the first responders’ ability to navigate the situation surpassed expectations. “We thought we’d get the patients to the hospital by about 9:50,” he said, as the drill began at about 9:00. “But we had some get there by 9:20. “We had a lot of agencies there, probably 38 or 39 people on the scene. The big task was keeping all those people coordinated.” Students and parents involved wore “Don’t Text and Drive” t-shirts to signify they were part of the drill, though others (including a certain reporter who for a time wasn’t wearing an observer’s vest and thus was three times ejected from the ER) got sucked into the proceedings regardless of the original plan. “I have to commend the parents who were involved,” Turner said. “They did a great job of challenging us. We had one that was really aggressive and kept forcing her way to the emergency room. We had another that played a real pas-

sive role.” He added that the wife of a hospital staff member even posed as a grandparent to add to the unpredictability of the scenario. “She started by saying she was there for one kid who wasn’t on our list,” Turner said. “Then when she got hold of a kids name tried to tell us that no, she was there for that kid. But she wasn’t actually one of the ‘parents’ of anyone. It was the kind of weird thing you have to watch for in a chaotic situation. She threw some real curve balls at us.” In the emergency room, further evaluation of the “patients” took place, as the kids involved (a combination of high schoolers from both the leadership class and the alternative school) acted out depending on their assigned injuries. Some were better actors than others; there was some screaming involved, one student who appeared to be OK other than a bump to the head suddenly slumped to the floor, prompting the ER crew to respond to an ever-changing situation. Meanwhile, hospital and school personnel worked on “reunification” efforts between students and parents. There was even an impromptu press conference held in the City Hall Chambers. “We got good feedback,” Turner said. “We still are going to have a meeting with the hospital to debrief. I think we can do a better job with the reunification, but overall it was good. At the school, we need to work with a few of our procedures. The staff deserves some kudos for the way they worked through stuff.” Greene said that pre-set goals for the drill were met, and that changes were already being implemented into EMS training. “All the agencies worked well together,” he said. “We built relationships and strengthened new relationships. God forbid if we have a real incident like, but now we know each other, trust each other more, and know better how to work together.” Turner said the training and what it revealed was invaluable. “The biggest thing,” he said, “is bottom line, you have to be willing and able to improvise. The more knowledge and practice you have at that, the better. “It takes a lot of energy, but it’s not a bad idea to do something like this once a year. We run 1,200 miles of bus routes in the morning and another 1,200 in the afternoon. We know what the odds are.”



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Rally at the Border Blues Fest, May 17 Six blues bands scheduled to perform at lake By Gary De Von Managing Editor

OROVILLE - In celebration of Armed Services Day and and in conjunction with the Run for the Border charity motorcycle ride on Saturday, May 17, the Oroville Chamber of Commerce is presenting the Rally at the Border Blues Fest at Oroville’s Deep Bay Park. The event features six talented Blues Bands from around the state. This biker-friendly concert will take place on the shores of Lake Osoyoos, Bands include Junk Belly, a blues based pop/ rock band featuring original tunes; Voo Doo Church of Blues, with blues, rocking blues and swing featuring Gary Yeoman’s lowdown dirty blues and a bit of Texas Rock; the Okanogan Valley’s own North Half, with blues, classic rock and rhythm and blues that will keep you dancing; Blues Edition, a high energy blues band with a fine mix of rhythm and blues and swing; RedHouse, a diverse group of musicians that combine a love for the blues with their own unique songwriting styles; and Steve Bailey and the Blue Flames, Bailey was a mainstay of the original Public Market Blues scene. He is a triple-threat performer on vocals, guitar, and harp, as well as an accomplished songwriter. Motorcycle riders are welcome to cruise right into the park, eat and have a few beverages, including some of our own local beers and wines, check out the vendors – even set up a tent and camp if they choose. For those who arrive on four wheels there will be a nearby secure parking area with shuttles to and from the park, as well as a shuttle from town. As many as 300 motorcycles

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make the 150 mile journey from Wenatchee up Hwy. 97 each May for the Run for the Border, but all motorcycle riders, 21-andolder, are encouraged to come to the concert on Saturday from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., check out Oroville’s downtown restaurants and shopping and participate in the Charity Poker Run through the Okanogan Highlands planned for Sunday, May 18 from 9 a.m. to noon. In addition to the concert and charity poker run, organizers have mapped out nine great motorcycle routes, seven starting in Oroville and two in Canada for riders to enjoy.

Tickets are available at a savings in advance for $20 online. Tickets are also available locally at the Pastime Bar and Grill and the Camaray Motel. Camping is $10 for the night, but space is limited. Proceeds from this year’s festival will go to the Masons/ Shriners for all the good works they do in the community and through the Shriner’s Hospital in Spokane. For more information and to buy tickets online, go to our website at, call 509-4852272 or email borderbluesfest@

OROVILLE - Oroville’s new Seed Library, housed at the Oroville Community Library, is in full swing. The first two open dates, March 14th and 22nd, brought eager gardeners to the library, ready to flip through the seed “albums” and take new vegetable and flower seeds home to grow. A portion of the seed available has been donated from local sources, and some has been donated by seed companies throughout the Pacific Northwest. As time goes by, as gardeners return saved seed to the Seed Library, more and more of the seed available through this program will be locally adapted to our growing conditions. The success of the Seed Library will depend on community members contributing seed over time. Project Coordinator LaVonne Hammelman is particularly enthusiastic about the new “Grow a Row” campaign.

“Fresh produce is difficult for the Food Bank to source,” she explains. “Any donation of unwashed produce is helpful.” Questions about drop-off and logistics can be directed to Dawn McClure 476-2309. Hammelman adds, “The Seed Library’s community partners keep this program growing and vital.” The Oroville Seed Library is part of a movement across the continent for communities to develop their own seed banks of locally adapted seed. Community members are encouraged to grow seed from the library and then save seed to be returned to the library at the end of the growing season. The Seed Library would like to thank community members who have generously donated vegetable and flower seeds, photo albums for seed display, starting pots and potting soil, and volunteer time. Significant donations have been received and are greatly appreciated from Moriah Cornwoman/ Heart of the Highlands, Michael

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Patients often recognize that a nurse is the health care professional with whom they and their families have the most direct contact. But they might not realize that nurses also are leaders in improving the quality of care and expanding access to care. That’s why May 6-12 is celebrated as National Nurses Week, an annual opportunity for communities to recognize the full range of nurses’ contributions. Beginning with National Nurses Day on May 6, nurses are being honored as leaders who improve the quality of health care. Nurses practice in diverse roles, such as clinicians, administrators, researchers, educators and policymakers. As the Affordable Care Act is fully implemented, nurses will be more crucial than ever, leading efforts to expand primary care at community-based clinics and deliver more efficient and cost-effective care as members of collaborative health care teams. Wherever health care is provided, a nurse is likely to be there -- hospitals, ambulatory care centers, private practices, retail and urgent care clinics, nurse-managed health centers, homes, schools, nursing homes, and public and nonprofit agencies. Pictured above is the North Valley Hospital nursing staff.

ENROLLMENT | FROM A1 in the community as to why it has become difficult to house 300 fewer students in the facility built in the late 1990s. Board member Ty Olson asked what the answer to that question was. Turner said it was a combination of having to meet state standards of increased programming options while at the same time meeting lower student-teacher ratio requirements. He added that the space squeeze will only get worse even if enrollment holds steady. “We have four classes per grade level which we didn’t have before. We didn’t have all-day kindergarten and we didn’t have pre-school in the building. ... The state is looking at looking at kindergarten through second or third grade to a 17:1 (student-teacher) ratio. Instead of being 23:1 (where it is now). “When we’re looking at facilities, the way this plays out, we may need to have a different conversation with the elementary.” As Board Member Lloyd Caton observed, “That would create four more classrooms.” Turner added that he had the opportunity to give Sen. Brian Dansel a tour of the TSD facilities. “Jerry (Asmussen, Board President) and I took took him around, met with student and staffs,” Turner said. “We talked extensively about our facility issues and the needs we have and the overcrowding. It was a good visit; he does see our needs. What comes of that we’ll have to wait and see.”

Group Work Camp visit approved The board approved the use of the facilities by Group Work Camps during the summer of 2015, a non-denominational faith-based group that will be visiting the area to do work projects for elderly or veterans that are unable or can’t afford to do those things on their own. The group,

which is doing the same thing in Okanogan this summer, is having its visit facilitated by Community Action, and executive director Lael Duncan made the request at the previous board meeting. “They will be footing the bill while they come and work for our veterans and elderly,” Turner said. “For the district there is no cost, and they have plenty of liability insurance. It’s definitely a win situation.” Olson said he was concerned about the economic impact on those who do “handyman” type work in the area. “I’m very much in favor of helping or elderly, our veterans, anyone that’s in need,” he said. “My concern is we live in an area that is challenged economically. There’s an entire level of business that is done ... not by companies like mine, but people that are handymen, who do what they can to get by. They don’t charge as much as mainstream frontline companies, but it is part of their income to do these small projects and small jobs... A lot of those folks that make a bit of their income from these types of jobs pay taxes. They’re part of the levy and bond.” Turner said he didn’t think that most of those who would be having work done would even be paying for those kinds of services. “We’re talking about very low income as far as who would get the assistance,” he said. “I’d (say) it’s going to be a matter of something getting fixed or not fixed at all for someone on a very tight income.”

Presentations There were a number of presentations put before the board, including Trevor Terris’s ASB report; a presentation by Chelsea Freeman’s Alternative High School class; and reports by each of the adminstrative staff. Elementary principal Jeremy Clark said during his report that staff that participated in “learn-

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ing walk-throughs,” part of the Teacher/Principal Evaluation Process, gained insight from the 90-minute task. “That was a great opportunity to use the Marzano framework, discussing learning rigor and reflecting on their own practice,” Clark said. “Some of the most powerful insights I heard were from the teachers that are nonTPEP evaluates right now. There was a big sense of relief ... that we’re going to be OK with this. The conversations around classroom practice were great.” Special Education Director Liz Stucker said the special education/life skills restructuring was underway, including a move to the middle school building due to the lack of available space in the elementary. “Parents are being notified and we’re having conversations about the shift,” she said. “We’ll have to amend IEPs and discuss the schedule in between the two buildings. “Also LAP (Learning Assistance Funds) will be allowed to stay in the program from one more year. We will be able to implement some of the (state-mandated funds) this year, but the funds won’t be pulled out of the school-wide programs ... for one more year. It gives us the opportunity to make the shift and identify the cost of funds that have to be pulled out, but it will be an easier transition.” The board also approved the technology committee and the instructional materials plans; approved a number of readings of various district policies that are currently being updated and revised; and approved the purchase of a new natural gas-fueled bus to replace one of its diesel vehicles, which will be sold to another district. The meeting was delayed for about half an hour due to an executive session to deal with a student discipline issue. The school board next meets on Monday, May 12, at 7:30 p.m.

HEALTH | FROM A1 Plumb asked. “I think we’ve stated that several times during this meeting,” Commissioner Jim DeTro said. “Maybe we can set that to rest, that we’re saying we’re going to consolidate into a 100 bed hospital in North Omak and build it on Tollefsen’s ground there,” Plumb said, referring to media reports, extensively quoting outgoing Three Rivers Hospital (Brewster) CEO Bud Hufnagel regarding a potential new facility. “That has to come from this group out here, not us,” said Commissioner Ray Campbell. “The rumor mill and your concerns are clear off base.” The consensus was that the committee should continue to meet on a monthly basis, but that it needs to put a structure, bylaws and goals into place. “We need to figure out and understand what’s coming our way,” Kennedy said at one point. “All the moving areas we don’t even yet know of because of the Affordable Care Act. “With three hospitals on registered warrants, how do we save what we have, how do we as Okanogan County and the citizens of the county define what it is we want to have in this county, before Olympia, before our region, before our national levels decide for us?” The alternative, DeTro said, is to sit back and wait to see what happens, with little control over the outcome. “We’d be at the mercy of federal and state mandates,” he said.

Short addresses other concerns State Rep. Shelly Short (R-Addy), who serves on the Washington State House Committee on Health Care and Wellness, discussed a number of topics. Perhaps one of the most alarm-

ing possibilities to the rank-andfile consumer is proposed regulation of the Affordable Care Act insurance exchanges that would severely limit coverage to rural areas. Mid Valley Hospital CEO Mike Billing explained that State Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler proposed that insurance companies working through the market exchange provide a certain amount of coverage for services within a 30 mile limit of their headquarters, then a lesser

“He thought it was OK for people to go to Spokane (for health care). I reminded him of where people live, where it can be a three hour trip even in good weather.” State Rep. Shelly Short, regarding State Insurance Commissioner Kreidler proposal

set of coverage options for people 30-60 miles from there. “Somehow there is a belief that a person who may not be of much wealth living in a rural area isn’t going to have the same kind of access to health care as those who are going to live within 30 miles of the headquarters,” Billing said. Short said she was vocal in her opposition to the proposal with Kreidler, as it would basically boot rural residents “out of network” with their insurance. “The 30/60 mile rule gives them the ability to say, instead of providing that network service in Omak, it will be in Wenatchee,” Short said. “When you aren’t considered ‘in network,’ two things

happen: your institutions go away, or the people who rely on your services have to pay more... (Kreidler) thought it was OK for people to go to Spokane. I reminded him of where people live, where it can be a three hour trip even in good weather.” She said it’s the sort of thing that may continue to happen as Affordable Care Act regulations continue to take effect. “It’s not so much a state legislative rule, as it is the insurance companies saying (because) we’ve received the ACA mandates, so where do we trim costs? One way to do that is to narrow the networks.” Short added that she has opposed House Bill 2572, proposed by Gov. Jay Inslee, for a number of reasons. “It’s an added layer,” she said, explaining that the bill includes a number of shared funding mechanisms she found problematic. “If you are part of this shared funding accountability and outcomes, who decides what (money) goes where? The pot of money isn’t increasing. You bring everyone together and then try to decide who gets money for services and who doesn’t ... I don’t think that’s what they meant to do but there is a real danger there.” The wide-ranging discussion also focused the state of mental health and chemical dependency care in the county and state, and concern expressed by Tonasket VA Clinic advocates Dale White and Michael Stewart about how some of the possible changes could affect the veterans under the Tonasket clinic’s care. The meeting included a conference call with Washington State Counties Association Policy and Legislative Relations staff Brad Banks and Abby Murphy, who also answered a number of questions from the local participants.

Flipping | FROM A1 series on YouTube about the Spanish-American War that he is using for his classroom. He also told the board that his two mentor teachers were in the district and were really impressed with the Oroville students. “I’m a real proponent of community college for some of our kids,” he said. “It’s a new world, it’s good our kids are seeing some of this before they get to college,” said Oroville High School Principal Kristin Sarmiento. DeVon asked if there were things the district needed to do differently to work better for the Running Start program. Hutchinson said that only with some of the iPads, which do not always work with all of the online programs. “We’re working with Ed (Naillon) and hopefully we will

be getting those things worked out,” said Sarmiento. The teacher said that anyone could get to his website and that it was open to anyone with a gmail account. “The north county, we’re the only ones doing college in high school right now. We might get to a time where we want to act as presenters (of courses),” said Sarmiento. The board also heard presentations from second grade teachers Amy Harris and Pat Smith, as well as from the new Oroville Education Association president Lynn Johnson.

Consent Agenda Among the consent agenda items the school board approved was the hiring on John Ragsdale as Sixth Grade camp director and Julie Schildgen and Cynthia

Poynter as assistant directors. Neysa Roley was approved as a para substitute and Renee Hilstad as a custodial sub. Josh Marchand and Melissa Mills were approved as volunteers for the athletic department. They also approved an overnight trip request for the senior class to Silverwood and Triple Play. An overnight trip request for Upward Bound to Central Washington University was approved as well. There were several donations made by the Oroville Booster Club, including baseball warm ups ($314), bats for softball ($399), registration for FBLA State ($1,280) and weighted basketballs ($115) for the basketball team. They also approved a donation from Draggoo Financial in the amount of $300 to sponsor the New York Life Track Invite.

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While there’s been a lot of back and forth lately in the Town Crier about the value of teachers and teacher’s unions, I’d just like to say that my teachers, whether at Oroville or at Gonzaga, were some of the my best influences. Although it doesn’t always seems so at the time, what we learn from our teachers goes on to influence us throughout our lives. While some would beat up on the WEA, (including our political cartoonist), I can see how teachers and their unions would not want their pay tied to the way all kids perform on standardized tests. Especially when the “tests” tend to change every year or so – there seems to be as many acronyms for these “standardized” tests as there are combinations provided by our alphabet. The standards change, but our expectations don’t. Almost everyone would agree there Out of needs to be a way to determine how students progress while in school, but it is my experience My Mind some kids do better on standardized tests Gary A. DeVon that and others not so well. It shouldn’t be the beginning and the end of the conversation, nor should it be the determining factor in how we pay our teachers. Besides the many outside influences talked about by Oroville teacher Tam Hutchinson in two previous letters, there are several other factors besides being from a rural area, or a poor area. How about whether the parents are involved in their child’s education? That can be one of the biggest factors – most kids will step up and try harder if one or both parents really care that their child is learning. Whether it is a public or private school it is a combination of teachers, parents, community – all influencing how a child is going to perform in school. The difference is, if you don’t perform up to standards in a private school, you can be asked to go elsewhere. If you don’t perform up to standards in a public school, well you’re certainly not going to be asked to leave. The public school district will continue to try and do its best to educate you. What else influences performance? Like our local school boards the state feels that reducing class size is important. While others say it makes no difference, I always felt it was easier to succeed when the teacher had the time to help you as an individual when you need it. When there are more students in a class then there are more people competing for individualized help. At a recent school board meeting, Tam talked about flipping his classes – giving his students materials to study then having them ask him questions related to that material, rather than getting up and lecturing on each subject. Oroville School Board chairman Rocky DeVon agreed that this can be a valuable way of teaching and would like to see more “flipping” going on. There are so many things out there influencing our kids now days: messages coming from the media, pressures to conform or to be an individual. Maybe it is because we prize individualism so much we will never compete with these alleged high test scores in other countries. There are so many countries out there where, like the private school, if you don’t perform to their standard you are separated from the herd -- you don’t go on to the next level. Thus your scores are no longer part of that country’s average. This just won’t fly in the U.S. -- we aren’t slotted into education and career paths while still in primary school. In America we believe in second chances. There’s probably not a teacher out there who hasn’t seen a kid turn his or her grades around and go from a “the dog ate my homework” type to an above average student. Most of the time that’s due to a teacher who has influence that kid and helped the student to so. If you’re one of these - thank a teacher.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Seeking reelection to the PUD board

Dear Editor, To the Citizens of Okanogan County: I, David Womack, am announcing that I am running for re-election for Commissioner of Okanogan County Public Utility District #1. I feel that with the issues the PUD faces, the people of Okanogan County need to have a commissioner who is willing to make informed tough decisions, as well as a commissioner who will look not only at the needs of today but at future needs as well. While I make no promise that there will not be rate increases, I have and will do absolutely everything I possibly can to see that it only happens after we have made any and all necessary cuts. I have always kept in mind how rates will affect my friends, my family as well as your friends and family. With the help of good surplus power sales we were able to hold off increasing rates for the first 8 years of my term as your PUD Commissioner. Because surplus power sales have been significantly reduced over the last several years, I have been faced with making some difficult decisions regarding budget cuts and rate increases. My goal is to try to maintain the level of service to which our customers are accustomed. As PUD Commissioner, I feel it is necessary to strive to deliver safe, reliable power to our customers at a reasonable rate. I plan on running an energetic and honest campaign and hope that I will have an opportunity to visit with as many of you as possible. Thank you for you time, David A. Womack Omak

Masses will find a way Dear Editor, For individuals and for nations alike, it is always a wise course to “tend to one’s own knittings”. This admonition applies particularly to that bunch of globe-trotting Washington D.C. busybodies who seem always ready to prescribe remedies for what ails foreign countries, while at the same time they let our own republic sink further and further into a condition of decay. Messrs. Obama and Biden are all gung-ho for us to ship knowhow and resources to Ukraine. They speak grandly in terms of our “high duty” to assist all sorts of foreigners who are struggling for a better existence. It is an amazing thing to behold a United States government that seldom turns down foreigners’ pleas for help, while at the same time our own social sicknesses fester and go absolutely untreated. Chicago can descend

into a bloodbath of gang-driven slaughter, and the Windy City’s native son in the White House both says little and does little about it. We learn just how grotesque many of America’s socioeconomic disparities really are from an NBC News/Ford Foundation documentary called “In Plain Sight”, and yet we know very well our ruling strata lacks any desire whatsoever to address these issues. Beltway sorts would much rather devote resources to shoring up the foundations of American overseas hegemony. There will be a terrible price paid somewhere down the road for our ruling class’s attitude of studiously assisting every last foreign interest, while our own afflictions receive next to nothing. Simple justice and fairness will have their way. The American masses will find a way to cure their own country of its illnesses. Frank Goheen Camas, Washington


For the last four years, I’ve had the privilege to represent Central Washington and the Pacific Northwest’s interests as Chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, which oversees a wide range of issues involving public lands and many of the related environmental laws. What happens on our public forests – particularly in the Pacific Northwest – has lasting impacts on the forestry industry as a whole. To have a robust forest policy with a supply certainty, the public lands need to do their part to contribute to that supply certainty. Here in the West, where so much of the land base is owned by the federal government, the management of Forest Service lands has a huge impact on the forest products industry. Over the last two decades, we have moved away from managing these lands for multiple purposes. Timber harvests from federal lands have dropped by 80 percent over the last 39 years as federal regulations and lawsuits have effectively shut down our national forests. We have become accustomed to seeing far more of the landscape burned every year in COMPILED BY CLAYTON EMRY FORMER GAZETTE-TRIBUNE PUBLISHER

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92 Years Ago: May 3 – 10, 1922: Thousands of acres of Okanogan County land were saved for settlement this week when the House of Representatives in Congress passed the bill, extending for five years the period for making Homestead Filings on the north half of the Colville Reservation. At the election held at the Molson school house Saturday, the proposed ten mil tax levy carried by a vote of 22 to 7. The special levy was necessary to pay off old obligation to keep the district within the legal limit of indebtedness, which cannot exceed five per cent of the assessed valuation. Customs Officer, Floyd Loomis, has just been instructed to strictly enforce the order to seize all cars that cross the boundary line without reporting. The order has been in effect for some time. O. A. Mattson, who recently sold his store in R. A. and RF. F. McCoy, is making preparations to open a new store in Oroville in the corner building just south of the Hotel DeGrubb. He will move to Oroville within a few days. Reports coming from President Eugene Enloe, of the Okanogan Power Company, are to the effect that the company will build a line from Oroville to Molson, probably not later than August of this year. Rumor also has it that the Kootenai Valley Power Company is contemplating the extension of its line over to Molson. “LEADER WANT ADS” For Sale. Bronze eggs, 25 cents each. Mrs. J. L. Duffy, Chesaw; Money to Loan:, Apply to Chesaw National Farm Loan Ass’n, D. E. Wood, Sec’y, Chesaw; For Sale or Trade; Hotel Tonasket and furnishing or furnishings separately and rent building in Molson. C. A. Blatt.; For Sale, Order your Big Type Poland China brood stock now. Registered pigs, $12.50 each to be delivered in May. Boars or gilts, J. R. Erwin.

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50 Years Ago: May 7 – 14, 1964: Queen Kathleen Louise

deadly wildfires than we actually manage for timber production. With drought conditions widespread in many areas of the West, we could be in for a bad fire season this year. In 2012 – the last bad fire year we had, wildfires consumed more than 9 million acres. That’s an area larger than the state of Maryland. Another area of concern is with timber harvest revenues declining and wildfires costs going up, the Forest Service has struggled to maintain its obligations to communities throughout the West. This is why the House has acted to address these issues. My bill, the Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities Act (H.R. 1526), would restore active management to our federal forests, while living up to our commitments to rural communities and creating over 200,000 direct and indirect jobs. With timber production on at least half of the Forest Service’s commercial timber lands. It would also streamline the environmental process and restore needed certainty by making it harder to delay federal action through endless litigation. Most importantly, H.R. 1526 would help prevent deadly and catastrophic wildfires by focusing on hazardous fuels reduction and

ITEMS FROM THE PAST Anderson, will reign over the Thirtieth Annual May Festival this weekend. She was chosen by her fellow classmates earlier this spring as well as her two attendants, Edna Cockle and Angie Milicia. The Senior Class Princess is JoAnn Pein; Junior Class, Deanna Jennings; Sophomore Class, Mary Lou Wilder; Freshman Class, Carol Fisher; Junior High, Tedi Hirst and Grade School, Debbie Hughes. The Oroville Ministerial Association is sponsoring the Oroville High School Baccalaureate services to be held at the Coulton Auditorium on Sunday, May 17, at 8 p.m. First Methodist Pastor, Clyde Bachman, will deliver the message. The Oroville Garden Club will be in charge of decorations and the youth from the Junior Class will usher. The eleven top scholastic students of the Oroville High School are to be honored by the Oroville Kiwanis Club at the annual banquet to be held at the Kozy Kitchen Banquet Room on May 20 at 6:30 p.m. Students honored are: Seniors; Gayle Robinson, Raymond Wilson, Angeline Milicia and Patricia Sagli; Juniors; Cindy Ramey, Patrick Siegrist, Kathleen Kernan, Edna Ballard and Bruce Scott; Sophomores; Karen Haskell and Carolyn Day. Chairman of the 1964 May Festival Committee, Bill Ecklor, stated Tuesday that “anyone having a bill against the May Festival Committee, to send them to the Festival Committee.” We are closing the books on the 1964 festival at our next meeting and any bills turned in after that meeting may not be paid until next year. Students at Oroville High School will recover the Queen’s float, which appeared in the May Festival, and will see that it appears in the Lilac Festival parade in Spokane this Saturday, May 16. Anyone wishing to help financially or with labor are asked to contact Pete Valentine. Grocery Prices: 3 lb tin of shortening, $.49; Oranges, 113 size, $.10 per lb.; Lemons, 2 lb. $.25; Rib Steaks, $.49 per lb.; 3 lbs. Folgers Coffee, $.69; Pot Roast, $.37 per lb.; 16 oz. pkg., 3 for $1.00. Weather Wise by Marge Frazier: May 6, 67 degrees maximum and

empowering states to take a more active role in reducing those wildlife risks. This legislation passed the House with bipartisan support last September, but, eight months later, the Senate has yet to act. While I would not expect the Senate to take everything that we are proposing, instead, the Senate has conducted virtually no activity on forest policy. At most, the Senate has looked at what I would call a piecemeal bill that offers regulatory relief for one or two specific areas of the country. That is not acceptable to me or the many folks who call the West home. A final bill must address all of the challenges in timber country, not just parochial issues. Not doing so would ignore our responsibility to properly manage our multi-purpose public lands in all states. We owe it to these rural communities across the country to live up to our promises. I strongly encourage the Senate to take action. We can have federal forests that once again contribute in a responsible and sustainable way to a thriving forest products industry, creating good-paying jobs and strengthening our communities. 41 degrees minimum; May 7, 73 and 37; May 8, 77 and 37; May 9, 73 and 48; May 10, 67 and 32; May 11th, 68 and 30 and May 12, 69 and 31. No precipitation for the period.

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25 Years Ago: May 4 – 11, 1989: Josephine Thorndike is the Grand Marshall for the 55th May Festival. “Josie” has seen and been a part of much of Oroville’s history. When Josie was five-years-old, she came to this area from Caribou, Maine in 1910. She had traveled westward by train with her parents, Wilfred and Emma DeMerchant and her three brothers, George, Leslie and Kenneth. Her parents settled in the small town of Golden. In 1919, she moved to the Oroville area when her family purchased Dairy Point (Now Veranda Beach). This year’s royalty for the May Festival is: Queen Stephanie Turner and Princesses Maura Jackson and April Noel. Their first official duties take them to Wenatchee this week end for the Apple Blossom Festival, representing Oroville, then the return for the May Day celebration next weekend. The Town Council of Tonasket approved a motion to send “letters of intent” to the Interagency Committee for Outdoor Recreation, expressing their desire for grant monies to rehabilitate the History and Lagoon Parks. The State Department of Transportation has again requested that the council allow them to remove the traffic island at the junction of SR20 and Highway 97. “I don’t see that removing it would cause any increases in traffic problems” commented the mayor. Councilman Tom Fancher moved that it be removed, the motion was seconded by Councilman Al Succumb and passed unanimously. Real Estate Bargains: two hillside building lots near Prince’s, Price was $20,000, now $14,000. for both. Well built older home on North Kay St. Full basement, below assessed value, $23,000; Five acres north of old drive-in theater. Potential for tourist campground, was $48,000 now $37,000; Six acres with 500 ft. frontage on Lake Osoyoos. Pond and marshy, but good beach with shore lands and building site, $48,000.

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Okanogan Valley Life May Royalty to be crowned Friday Here we are at the beginning of the May Festival, with the crowning of the 2014 May Queen, Kylee Davis, tomorrow night and on from that. The queen and her princess, Bethany Roley were guests at the Oroville Senior Citizens, for lunch last Tuesday, and shared a table with Roberta and Howard Cole, representatives from the center and President James Gutschmidt and his wife, Mary Lou. I would like report that Beverly Storm is progressing from the serious health issues that had her transferred to University of Washington hospital (not Harborview) as I reported last week. Saturday May 3… an update… Bev, who is recovering from serious surgery, removal of a large tumor, was to be in the hospital for a few more days, then transferred for perhaps three weeks to a month, before giving thought to coming home. Bev has a well kept yard and friends are striving to keep it that way

while she is away. Another of the benefits of living in a small town! Bob Hirst is once again home from a hospital stay, following a fall and a touch of pneumonia. Hopefully their house is “fall proof’ and with the aid of a wheelchair Bob can maneuver his way around, safely. Pat Robbins is also home from a short stay in hospital. Symptoms of heart issues wasn’t the problem this time but maybe the flu? There is “that bug” going around again. Hopefully all is well by now. Pat was able to participate in the style show sponsored by Hughes Department Store, located in Prince’s Shopping Center, as she has for the third time. City crews are busy installing new water lines and Central Ave. is in a shambles. It is a large project and will be a work in progress for quite a while I imagine. Anybody out there remember

when the Oroville sewer system was day you might be sorry. installed? I do. And then we come to the business of We’re having great sunshine to warm getting huge body tattoos… have you things up during the day but seen some of them on TV? the temperatures still are Why? “coolish” at night. Enough of my being so Slowly but surely some negative. I don’t want to be of the things at our house, known as a crotchety old that have been put “on the woman. back burner,” so to speak, Have you had watermelon are finally getting done, like lately? I hesitate to buy it disposing of the glass, for because for just two people recycling, taking extra flow(and if it isn’t really good) er pots to someone who can you’re stuck with a lot of it. use them and so on. Now I THIS & THAT What we’ve had has been have more space to fill up Joyce Emry very good….and of course again. Some while back I doesn’t require any cooking, mentioned that I had empty and I like that. coffee cans and they found a home, and The class of 1946 of Oroville High has now I have more, free for the taking. lost another member, that being Norma I just really hate to admit this, but (Fite) Mikkelson. Most of her adult life there are some women out there that are had been away from Oroville. She had just plain stupid. And I refer to the ones COPD (lung disorder) and after a fall that are having their little toes amputated that broke her shoulder and hip her life to make their feet so they can wear the was ended from pneumonia. Norma will five inch high heels, more comfortably. be remembered as a friendly, petite lady, A visit with Dr. Kim (podiatrist) could with great artistic abilities. give them some valuable information Loneys and Kidwells and descendants and perhaps save them some pain down thereof, filled the Grange Hall basethe road. To elevate the back of the foot ment last Saturday afternoon with the five inches higher than the front, stretch- largest array of food you can imagine, es tendons, misshapes bones and other for a scrumptious, old fashioned pot misplacements. Pretty to look at but one luck dinner. Sixty plus family members

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Firefighting has long been a Reese family tradition. Center, Larry Reese (Oroville 1965) is currently the Fire District 6 Battalion Chief in Vancouver. WA. Son Ryan (left) is a captain/paramedic in the same department, as well as the IAFF Local 1805 union president. Son Devon (right) serves in the Richland Fire Department. Larry Reese is the son of Nina and Bill Peterson of Oroville.

Plans underway for the Big Yard Sale Submitted by Marianne Knight Highlands Correspondent

The Big Yard Sale will be here before we know it. That is the Yard Sale over in Molson on the Saturday of the Memorial Weekend (May 24). The sale will start at 9 a.m. The Chesaw Knob Hill Club will be serving lunch starting at 11 a.m. until they sell out, soda and water will be available also. Their Walkin’ Tacos are the

HILLTOP COMMENTS greatest so get there early. We are in hopes that Judy will have her Cinnamon Rolls available for sale. Tables are available for crafters or sales, call Linda at 509-4853716. Don’t forget Mothers Day is this Sunday, May 11. The next Family BINGO night will be on Friday, May 16 at 7 p.m. The next Knob Hill Meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 28 at noon starting with a potluck

Last breakfast until next fall Submitted by Sue Wisener Tonasket Eagles #3002

Happy Mothers day to all Moms. Its time to mow the lawn again after all the rain we have received this last week. The grass is more yellow than green because of all the dandelions. The Eagles would like to thank their bartenders for a wonderful job they are doing and a special welcome back to Nichole. Bingo

TONASKET EAGLES starts at 7 p.m. on Fridays, come early and get a great burger from our kitchen. Saturday night is Karaoke with Linda Wood, she has the best variety of music to sing and listen to, so come in and enjoy yourself’’s. Don’t forget to get your Scholarship tickets for a Stihl weed eater. (not much time left). This Sunday is our last breakfast until fall. Hope to see lots of folks come in and give our


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lunch. All are Welcome. Natalie Rodriguez was the winner of the big Easter Basket at the Mercantile with her guess of 590 Jelly beans in the jar. Way to go. Winners of the Baskets at the Pancake Breakfast on April 27 were: Junior Eder, Cody Field, Albert Wilson, Audrey Forney, and Susie Eder. Thank you to all that purchased tickets. Sandy of the Mercantile is back from Australia with her daughters who were visiting her granddaughter. There are also some “leathers” for sale at the Mercantile. kitchen volunteers a big thanks. Pinochle scores from last Sunday are as follows: first place Jo Porter, second place Neil Fifer, low score to Cindy Byers and last pinochle went to Ken Cook. We wish all those that may be ill a speedy recovery to good health. God Bless all. The biggest Little Eagles in the State.

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Open House and Membership Drive Submitted by Jan Hansen Oroville Eagles

May Festival weekend, Saturday, May 10, we will have an Open House and Membership Drive with hamburgers, hot dogs and $1 beer in the Beer Garden. We will have music at 8 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday Nights. Mother’s Day is May 11 when we will have our annual Mother’s Day Breakfast. Mothers eat free, family members are $5.00. Officer nominations for the

BLUE STAR MOTHERS at Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane. Two years ago they were transferred to Travis AFB near Sacramento, CA, which is a long, but doable, drive for Mom and Dad to visit! At Travis, Josh joined the Contingency Response Wing which is a global mobility readiness squadron specializing in quick deployments with the purpose of opening airfields and Air Command in remote locations facilitating the deployment of people and equipment anywhere around the world in times of disaster or combat. The Contingency Response Group is made up of three flights: Security, ATC (Air Traffic Control), and Peripheral (Mission Support). As part of the ATC flight, Josh is responsible for mission input, setting up, and operating the runway (everything from layout, lights, radar, and air traffic control). When deployed, he is often in austere outposts, the beginning stages of a base.

EAGLEDOM AT WORK Aerie are on Tuesday, May 6 with elections on Tuesday, May 20. Officer nominations for the Auxiliary are on Tuesday, May 13 and elections on Tuesday, May 27. Nominees must be present to accept a nomination or provide the secretary with a written acceptance if unable to attend. Our Aerie meetings are the first and third Tuesday of the month and the Auxiliary meets on the second and fourth Tuesday. Remember, all members are welcome to attend these

FINANCIAL FOCUS Sandra Rasmussen Financial Advisor 32 N Main St. Suite A Omak, WA 98841 509-826-1638 Reported by Edward Jones

A few days ago, we observed May Day, a celebration of spring. And, after a long and hard winter in many parts of the country, most of us are ready for sunshine, warmer temperatures and the hopefulness that spring always symbolizes. But as winter gives way to spring, we are also reminded that our lives have “seasons,” too — and it pays to be prepared for all of them. So, as you move into the “retirement season,” you’ll need to prepare for several possible challenges, including the following: Outliving your resources — The idea of outliving one’s financial resources is certainly not one we want to face. In fact, in a poll of people ages 44 to 75 sponsored by Allianz Life Insurance, 61% said they fear depleting their assets more than they fear dying. The best way you can overcome anxiety about running out of money is to invest and plan. Contribute as

SSGT Josh Hollenbeck Luckily, his deployments average 2-4 months before the next group comes in and assess and formally “opens” the outpost as an accessible air base. Meanwhile, in between deployments, Josh is a tower supervisor at Travis AFB which is the busiest military passenger and cargo terminal in the United States. Thank you and your family for your service, Josh!

meetings. Every Eagle has ideas, suggestions, proposals or complaints. Please come to the meetings and participate in your club’s success. Happy hour is 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. every day. We have free pool every Sunday. Thursdays we play Bingo and eat Burgers and More. Friday is Taco Night, and Meat Draw. Watch this column for Friday and Saturday special events. Come join your brothers and sisters at your Eagles and bring your friends. Find out what is happening at your club and join in. As always, We Are People Helping People.


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This month we honor Air Force Air Traffic Controller Staff Sergeant Joshua Hollenbeck from the Molson/Chesaw area. He graduated from Big Bend College in 2001 as a Commercial Pilot and is currently studying Aviation Management at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. Josh joined the service after graduating college motivated by the 9/11 Attack on our country. His parents, Daralyn and Greg, still live in the Molson/Chesaw area. Daralyn, along with Karen Hicks, began the North Central Chapter of the Blue Star Mothers in 2009 about the time Josh was deployed to Baghdad (Iraq), in a successful effort to connect with others sending children off to war, and has served as president ever since. Josh and his wife, Amber, have three young children and for six blessed years were stationed

and a few close friends from elderly to very young were on hand to greet Keith and Mary Kidwell from Springfield, Missouri who were visiting the area. Darleene (Loney) Owyen will accompany her son to Missouri for a stay, then return to her home in Idaho. Have you noticed the purple iris blooming just in time for Memorial Day? Remember when those flowers used to be called flags? (or was that just another Missouri term). What a nice Sunday afternoon was had honoring the 2014 May Queen, Kaylee Davis and Princess, Bethany Roley, with a tea, sponsored by the United Methodist Church. Also on hand, being honored were Howard and Roberta Cole, Royalty from the Oroville Senior Center and Clayton and Joyce Emry, Grand Marshals for the 2014 parade. Just under a hundred folks were on hand to enjoy refreshments and be musically entertained by Brock Hires, with Autumn Martin giving a brief history of the May Pole dance. Remember the parade starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 10, then the May Pole dance and then on to the barbecue and other festivities after lunch. Last Sunday amidst the rain and wind was a beautiful rainbow, did you see it?

much as you can afford to your IRA and 401(k) or other employer-sponsored retirement plan — and when your salary goes up over time, increase your contributions. As for the “plan” part, try to envision the type of lifestyle you want during retirement, and then estimate how much this lifestyle will cost. Once you reach retirement, you will also need to do some planning — specifically, you will need to calculate how much money you can afford to withdraw from your investments each year.

Becoming disabled — One-third of all people between the ages of 30 and 64 will become disabled at some point, according to the Health Insurance Association of America. If you became disabled, even temporarily, the loss of income could prove devastating to your financial security, and that of your family’s. To avoid this worrisome scenario, you may want to consider disability insurance. If your employer offers this coverage as an employee benefit, take it — but don’t assume it will be sufficient. Many times, an employer-sponsored disability policy will only cover a short-term disability and may have a long waiting period for benefits to kick in. Consequently you may need to purchase your own disability insurance policy to supplement your employer’s coverage.

long-term care, whether that involves a stay in a nursing home or the assistance of a home health care aid. This type of care is expensive, and Medicare only covers part of it. Just how costly is long-term care? The national average for home health aide services is nearly $45,000 per year, and a private room in a nursing home is nearly $84,000 per year, according to a recent survey by Genworth, a financial security company. To meet long-term care costs, you could self-insure, but that might be prohibitively expensive. But failing to do anything about meeting long-term care costs could result in the need for your grown children or other family members to get involved in some fashion — and that is something you no doubt wish to avoid. Fortunately, you can find solutions. To learn about appropriate protection vehicles, consult with your financial advisor. With some thoughtful planning, constant vigilance and timely action, you can meet all these challenges — and enjoy all the seasons of life in which you find yourself. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

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TONASKET - Apple Hill Art Camps, in conjunction with the Community Cultural Center of Tonasket, will be hosting its Children’s Art Camp June 23-27 at the CCC. This camp is for ages 5-7 (10:30 a.m.-noon session) and ages 8-10 (1:00-4:30 p.m.). Cost is $1 per day. Registration opens May 1; pre-registration is necessary. Contact Jody Olson at 509-322-4071 for more information. They will also he hosting a Youth Art Camp July 7-11 at Omak High School and Omak United Methodist Church. This camp is for ages 11 and over and runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $5 per day. Registration opens Thursday, May 1; pre-registration is necessary. Contact Emily Hale at 509-826-1653 for more info.

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OROVILLE – What the heck is Geocaching? It’s another word, and another method, for treasure hunting. It’s a game. You will use your GPS or smart phone to navigate your way to the geocache, and you won’t know what you’re going to find – until you find it! Geocaching is three sessions beginning on Wednesday, May 7. The third session you will take a field trip around the area to find local geocaches. All levels of participants are welcome. Call Ellen Barttels at 509-476-2011, email community.schools@oroville.wednet. edu, or visit our website at www. to register for this fun activity.

Family and Friends CPR

North Valley Hospital will host a “Family and Friends CPR class Thursday, May 8, 6:00-7:30 p.m., presented by Shauneen Range, Certified Trainer. Course Outline: The dynamic Family . There is no cost, but only eight available spots. Preregister by calling 509-486-3163 or by going to for online registration.

Oroville Farmers’ Market

May 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Oroville Public Library is presenting this market on Saturday mornings through Oct. 25. The 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 info call 509-476-2662.

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May Festival Breakfast at the Legion Post, 314 14th Ave from 7 to 9 a.m. on Saturday. Pancakes, link sausages and scrambled eggs served for $18 per family or $6 individual. Come support Boy Scout Troop 26 in their annual fundraiser.

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OROVILLE – The Oroville School District, with the help of the Oroville Scholarship Foundation, is inviting all current and former Oroville School District staff members, as well as all community members, to come mingle for an hour on May Day, Saturday, May 10, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the High School Commons. Light refreshments will be served. This will be a chance to meet and greet both former and current employees in a very informal setting.

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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, Men’s and Women’s 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 under the Booster Club link.

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Emrys deserving of honor Submitted by Dolly Engelbretson Oroville Senior News

Congratulations to Clayton and Joyce “Boots” Emry on being chosen to serve as Grand Marshals for the upcoming May Day Parade and festivities. A great honor for them and well deserved. They have been long time members of this community as well as long time members of the Senior Center. The Senior Center Royalty, Robert and Howard Cole, are looking forward to the events surrounding May Day and the parade. Their carriage for the parade will be the convertible owned by John and Becky Desjardin. The chauffeur will be

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Sip your favorite beverage, nibble on incredible appetizers (compliments of the Pastime Bar & Grill), and listen to dreamy music. You’ll do this, with up to five members of your family or friends, if your ticket is the winner. Imagine a beautiful summer afternoon as you cruise around

OROVILLE - The Oroville Station of the U.S. Border Patrol is having an open house for their new station on 21 Shirley Rd. on Saturday, May 17 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. This event is free and open to the public and will include a sign-in sheet at the door on the day of the event and a guided tour of the new facility. OROVILLE - Not every member of the Armed Forces has a wife or children but all of them have a mother and family. And being that mother is not always easy. Come meet with us for camaraderie and service the third Wednesday of each month rotating between Oroville, Tonasket, and Omak. This month we’re meeting on Wednesday, May 21 at The Plaza (Oroville) 5:30 p.m.

Tonasket Library Book Sale

TONASKET - The Tonasket Library Board’s semi-annual book sale will be held as a part of the celebration of Founder’s Day in Tonasket. The book sale is Thursday, May 29 and Friday, May 30 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. It will be held in the Tonasket City Council chambers at 209 S. Whitcomb Ave. All proceeds go for library needs. Donations will be accepted through May 27. Any questions call 509-486-2366.

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TONASKET - The Tonasket Food Bank operates every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the old Sarge’s Burger Bunker, 101 Hwy. 97 N. For more information, contact Debbie Roberts at (509) 486-2192.

Tonasket/Okanogan Valley Lions

TONASKET - Tonasket/ Okanogan Valley Lions Club will be hosting the annual 5K run/walk fundraiser on Saturday, May 31 in conjunction with the Tonasket Founders Day Activities. This event will raise money for local community projects. Wanted: walkers, joggers, serious runners, strollers, skippers, all movers. This event is designed for the whole family to enjoy, so fitness levels are welcome. The race will start and finish at the Tonasket High School Track. Race Day Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. and race will begin at 8:00 a.m., rain or shine. Pre-registration fees are: Kids in Strollers Free; Kids 12 and under $15; 13-Adult are $20; Family of 4 or 5 is $40 ($5 for each additional child). All race entries will receive a T-Shirt and participation ribbon and entry into post-race drawings for great prizes donated by businesses and community members. Gold, Silver, and Bronze Awards will be awarded to first, second and third place finishers in age

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OSOYOOS, BC - The Wine Country Racing Association (WCRA) will be hosting the 2014 season opening drag race at the airstrip in Osoyoos, BC. It is that time of year once again. Drag racers from both sides of the border in the Okanagan Valley will haul their cars to Osoyoos’ Richter Pass Motorplex on Sunday, May 25 to wake up their engines and burn some rubber. The initial race is always anxiously awaited, by racers and fans alike. The long winter has given the teams a chance to tinker and alter their vehicles. On May 25 they will pull up to the starting line to test their mettle, and see if their efforts pay off. Gates open at 9 a.m. If you

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

Senior Center President James Gutschmidt. We enjoyed sharing lunch with High School Royalty Kylee Davis, queen, and Bethany Roley, princess, and their chaperone on Tuesday, April 29, as they shared part of their itinerary with us starting with us starting with the Apple Blossom Festival in Wenatchee last Saturday. Last Tuesday, April 22, Terri Orford with the North Valley Hospital, shared with us many of the wellness activities scheduled for the coming months, at no charge. The list includes: Breastfeeding Basics,

THE LEARNING TREE Lake Osoyoos, waited on by our outstanding crew. What could be better? You even get to pick the date! Tickets will be sold at several businesses around town, and at the Community Schools office (south end of the high school). Watch for the stand-up flyer with all the information. Proceeds will

groups 17 and under, 18-35, 35-50 and over 50. Entry Forms will be in local papers (see page B3), available on our Facebook page “Tonasket Freedom 5K Run,” Roy’s Pharmacy, Tonasket Interiors and from your Lions members. Pre-Registration entries can be mailed to arrive before May 16 to Tonasket Freedom 5K Run, P.O. Box 120, Tonasket, WA 98855 or dropped off at Tonasket Interiors. Race updates will be posted on the Facebook page. Local T-Shirt sponsors include Confluence Health, Kinross, Roy’s Pharmacy, and P.T. Works. Tonasket/Okanogan Valley Lions Club is non-profit organization open to all. Our mission is “To Serve” we strive to build a sense of community and common purpose of helping one another and to enhance the recreational, educational, cultural, hearing and vision health and social well-being of our residents. We invite you to join us ñ our meetings are the second and fourth Wednesdays each month and are held at the Whistlerís Family Restaurant in Tonasket. Hear us Roar!

Oliver’s Chip Sabyan heats up his tires, hoping to drive his 1970 Chevy Nova through the final rounds to a trophy at Richter Pass Motorplex in Osoyoos, BC. are interested in racing, show up early to register and get your vehicle through safety inspection. Racing begins at 11 a.m. Final elimination round begins at 1 p.m. Cost is $10 with those under 12 admitted free (must be accompanied by an adult). Go to or call Doug at 250-498-6443 for more information.


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WCRA offers a full day of entertainment with side by side racing, concessions on site and a 50/50 draw. Whether you bring your own lawn chair, fill up the grand stands or park your truck on redneck row, your favorite racer will appreciate your support. The 2014 race dates are May 25, June 8, June 22, Sept. 28 and Oct. 12.

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Physical Therapy, Respiratory Care, Healthy Eating, Family and Friends CPR, Women and Heart Disease, Colon Health and Cancer Prevention. If you are handy with a computer you will find them online at www. The schedule for the month of May includes the following: May 6, Vidal Arcinie will talk to us about Driver Licensing. Maybe some new rules? May 13 will be Cheryl Lewis with the Oroville Housing Authority. On May 27 Chris Branch, director of Oroville Community Development, will talk to us about the Mosquito Control Board. Pinochle Scores for May 3: The door prize was won by Danny Weitrick and Clayton Emry had the most pinochles. The high scoring man was Leonard Paulsen and high scoring lady was Nellie Paulsen.

benefit North Valley Community Schools. Classes coming up next week: Who’s Training Who? (Monday, May 12, six sessions); Earn Your GED (Tuesday/Thursday, May 13, six sessions); Play That Piano (Tuesday, May 13, six sessions); United States Constitution (Thursday, May 15); Song Birds (Saturday, May 17). Call Ellen Barttels at 509-4762011, email community.schools@, or www. northvalleycommunityschools. com to register for these classes.

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Princess Bethany Roley My name is Bethany Roley. I am 17-years-old and a junior at Oroville High School. My parents are Ross and Neysa Roley. I have a very large family, two brothers, two sisters and also four half sisters, a step sister and step brother. My family moved to Oroville more than 10 years ago and we have loved living here. I grew up watching the May Festival parade and wishing I was a Princess. Now my wish has come true! I am very honored to be representing the city of Oroville as your 2014 May Festival Princess. Queen Kylee and I have a full schedule of parades and events to go to this Summer. Our purpose will be to represent our city and citizens around the state. I am looking forward to the fun times and memories

we will make together. Our first parade will be the Apple Blossom parade in Wenatchee. The next weekend will be our own May Day Festival with Coronation Friday night and parade Saturday morning. We will also visit Spokane, Moses Lake, Omak and many other cities. Between parades we will be meeting with many civic organizations in town. At school I am involved with many activities including cheerleading, FBLA (I’m heading to state this year!), year book staff, etc. I am also active with my church youth group. I work during the summer and like to babysit. When I graduate I am planning on going to school to be a radiology technician and hope to start my own family one day.

Hi. My name is Kylee Davis. I am 17-years-old and I am a junior at Oroville High School. I have lived in Oroville almost my whole life. I attended Tonasket Schools until seventh grade, when I transferred to the Oroville School district. I didn’t know about May Day until I transferred schools and I thought it was a really fun idea. Last year I was Sophomore Class Princess and I really enjoyed it, so I decided to run for May Festival Queen this year. When chosen as your May Festival Queen I was really excited because May Day is a huge deal in our community. May Day is a weekend when everyone’s families come together to watch the parade and other festivities. Going to the parade with my family is something that I have done

since I was little, and I always wanted to be up there on that beautiful float. Representing our community is an honor, I get to show how our community comes together to help do something amazing. My hobbies are reading, playing board games, babysitting, hanging out with friends, volunteering, and I just recently have been enjoying bowling. I have four brothers and three sisters. My parents are Nina Davis and Ray Davis. I’m really happy I have my mom, dad and his wife Teresa to support me in this exciting journey! I am also excited to be representing Oroville as May Day Queen with Princess Bethany Roley. This is going to be a fun year, and I hope everyone is there to enjoy May Day with us this year.

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Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune | May 8, 2014

COPS & COURTS Compiled by Zachary Van Brunt

Superior Court Criminal

Joshua Wayne Allie, 34, Tonasket, was acquitted (jury trial) March 12 of possession of a stolen firearm, first-degree trafficking in stolen property, residential burglary and third-degree theft. The charges stemmed from two separate cases. Kyle Allen Snyder, 23, Omak, pleaded guilty March 27 to POCS (methamphetamine) with intent to deliver, unlawful possession of a legend drug and third-degree DWLS. Snyder was sentenced April 29 to 90 days in jail and fined $3,110.50 for the Nov. 23, 2013 crimes. In a separate case, Snyder pleaded guilty March 27 to POCS (methamphetamine) with intent to deliver and use of drug paraphernalia. Snyder was sentenced April 29 to 120 days in jail and fined $3,110.50 for the Dec. 29, 2013 crimes. James Anthony Scaramozzino, 32, with addresses in Riverside and Wenatchee, pleaded guilty April 8 to eight counts of firstdegree unlawful possession of a firearm. Scaramozzino was sentenced May 1 to 50.75 months in prison and fined $1,110.50 for the Aug. 3, 2012 crimes. Garry Jack McDonald, 39, Omak, pleaded guilty April 22 to violation of a protection order. McDonald was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 295 days suspended and credit for 69 days served. He was fined $1,110.50 for the Feb. 15 crimes. Karilyn Ann Cline, 24, Oroville, pleaded guilty April 22 to POCS (methamphetamine) with intent to deliver. Cline was sentenced to 16 months in prison and fined $2,110.50 for the April 1 crimes. The court dismissed an addition charge: POCS (hydrocodone). The court dismissed April 22 a firstdegree rape charge against Joel Mejia Cardoza, 20, Omak. The charge was dismissed without prejudice. Alex Anthony Sanchez, 38, Oroville, pleaded guilty April 23 to firstdegree robbery and harassment (threats to kill). Sanchez was sentenced to 108 months in prison and fined $1,110.50 for the Sept. 30, 2013 crimes. A restitution hearing was scheduled for June 16. In a separate case, Sanchez pleaded guilty April 23 to third-degree assault, unlawful imprisonment and tampering with a witness. For those crimes, Sanchez was sentenced to 14 months in jail and fined $1,110.50. A restitution hearing was scheduled for June 16. Those crimes occurred Sept. 24, 2013. Eric Byron Russell, 49, with addresses in Omak and Oroville, pleaded guilty April 23 to failure to register as a sex offender. Russell was sentenced to two months in jail and fined $1,110.50. Randy Benjamin Lepire, 24, Okanogan, pleaded guilty April 28 to possession of a stolen firearm, first-degree trafficking in stolen property and resisting arrest. Lepire was sentenced to 90 days in jail and fined $1,110.50 for the February crimes. Gerilyn Renne Kaye, 32, Riverside, pleaded guilty April 29 to five counts of second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm. Kaye was sentenced to 25.5 months in prison and fined $1,110.50 for the Aug. 3, 2012 crimes. The court dismissed May 1 charges against Ervin D. Jones, 26, Omak. Charges dismissed: intimidating a public servant and harassment. They were dismissed with prejudice. The court dismissed May 2 charges against Joshua Caleb Palagi, 32, Okanogan. Charges dismissed: forgery, second-degree theft and second-degree identity theft. They were dismissed with prejudice. The court found probable cause to charge Christine Marie Hardy, 26, Okanogan, with first-degree burglary and fourth-degree assault. The crimes allegedly occurred April 23. The court found probable cause to charge Michael Anthony Eisen, 25, Oroville, with POCS (methamphetamine) and use of drug paraphernalia. The crimes allegedly occurred April 23. The court found probable cause to charge Shane Michael Heisey, 27, Oroville, with POCS (methamphetamine). The court found probable cause to charge Alyssa Ann Descoteaux, 19, Omak, with POCS (methamphetamine), POCS (heroin), POCS (marijuana) (less than 40 grams) and use of drug paraphernalia. The crimes allegedly occurred April 25.


A 14-year-old Omak girl pleaded guilty March 12 to seconddegree TMVWOP. The girl was sentenced to 19 days in detention and fined $100 for the Jan. 19 crime. A 15-year-old Omak girl pleaded guilty March 12 to possession of marijuana by a person under 21. She was sentenced to two days in detention with credit for two served, and fined $75 for the Dec. 9, 2013 crime. In a separate case, the same girl pleaded guilty March 12 to fourth-degree assault (DV) and third-degree malicious mischief (DV). She was sentenced to five days in detention with credit for five served, and fined $100 for the Feb. 12 crimes.

A 12-year-old Okanogan girl pleaded guilty April 23 to second-degree TMVWOP. The girl was sentenced to 23 days in detention and fined $100 for the Jan. 19 crime. A restitution hearing was scheduled for April 30. A 15-year-old Omak boy pleaded guilty April 23 to 13 counts of second-degree vehicle prowl, six counts of third-degree theft, and one count each of seconddegree theft and first-degree trafficking in stolen property. The boy was sentenced to 95 days in detention with credit for 24 days served, and 52-64 weeks in a state detention facility. He was fined $100 for the March 2014 crimes. A restitution hearing was scheduled for July 30.


The state Employment Security Department assessed the following individuals for overpayment of unemployment benefits: Brett Carlson, Omak, $447.76; Orvil Woodward, Okanogan, $240.69; Merton Solomon, Omak, $134.16; Maria Cruz, Okanogan, $492.38; Victoria Chavez, Omak, $240.72; Tatianna Abrahamson, Omak, $218.40; Derick Noel, Oroville, $186.56; Reinaldo A. Beltran, Oroville, $739.68. The state Department of Labor and Industry assessed the following businesses for unpaid workers compensation taxes: Subway, Tonasket, $967.80; NCW Yellow Cab, Okanogan, $542.54. The state Department of Revenue assessed the following businesses for unpaid taxes: JAC, LLC, Okanogan, $5,043.51; Wauconda Store, Wauconda, $10,519.32; Fiddler Fencing, Omak, $1,305.56.

District Court

Barry J. Collins, 29, Tonasket, guilty of first-degree DWLS. Collins was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 184 days suspended, and fined $1,058. Lucas Duayne Cook, 29, Okanogan, guilty of third-degree theft. Cook was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 361 days suspended, and fined $808. Silvino Juan G. Dos Santos, 23, Omak, guilty of third-degree DWLS. Dos Santos received a 90-day suspended sentence and fined $818. Thomas Michael Engle, 48, Okanogan, guilty of third-degree DWLS. Engle received a 90-day suspended sentence and fined $818. Tonya Renee Fisher, 46, Okanogan, guilty of DUI. Fisher was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 361 days suspended, and fined $1,681. J.W. Fox II, 38, Omak, guilty of third-degree DWLS. Fox was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 87 days suspended, and fined $858. Mark Steven Freiermuth, 58, Oroville, guilty of second-degree DWLS. Freiermuth received a 180-day suspended sentence and fined $1,058. Abby Rae Gardner, 35, Oroville, had a fourth-degree assault charge dismissed. Carol Linda Graves, 62, Omak, guilty of second-degree criminal trespassing. Graves received a 90-day suspended sentence and fined $318. She also had a third-degree theft charge dismissed. Klint Kevin Harbin, 54, Tonasket, guilty of DUI and guilty (deferred prosecution revoked) of fourth-degree assault. Harbin was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 349 days suspended, and fined a total of $2,969. Gordon Joseph Harry Jr., 49, Omak, guilty of deposit of an unwholesome substance. Harry was sentenced to three days in jail and fined $408. Mary Frances Harvey, 50, Oroville, guilty of third-degree theft. Harvey received a 180-day suspended sentence and fined $851.12. Shane Michael Heisey, 27, Oroville, guilty of fourth-degree assault. Heisey was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 362 days suspended, and fined $933. Dustin Rex Hawley Hennigs, 20, Okanogan, had a third-degree DWLS charge dismissed.

911 Calls & Jail Bookings Monday, April 28, 2014

Structure fire on Dayton St. in Omak. Drugs on N. Second Ave. in Okanogan. Theft on O’Neil Rd. near Oroville. Fuel tank reported missing. Structure fire on Shumway Rd. near Omak. Drugs on S. Cedar St. in Omak. Theft on N. Elm St. in Omak. Tires reported missing. Theft on N. Douglas St. in Omak. One-vehicle roll-over crash on Hwy. 97 near Oroville. Public intoxication on S. Whitcomb St. in Tonasket. Desiree Joyce Abrahamson, 22, booked on an Omak Police Dept. FTA warrant for POCS (marijuana) (less than 40 grams).

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Weapons offense on Engh Rd. near Omak. Warrant arrest on Havillah Rd. near Tonasket. Warrant arrest on Hwy. 97 near Oroville. Theft on Fish Lake Rd. near Tonasket. Medication and sleeping bag reported missing. Malicious mischief on Lakevue Heights Dr. near Oroville. Tires reported slashed. Drugs on S. Third Ave. in Okanogan.

Burglary on N. Douglas St. in Omak. Malicious mischief on Okoma Dr. in Omak. Two-vehicle hit-and-run crash on Koala Dr. in Omak. Domestic dispute on Golden St. in Oroville. Assault on 17th Ave. in Oroville. Trespassing on Main St. in Oroville. Domestic dispute on Main St. in Oroville. Trespassing on N. Second St. in Tonasket. Ronni Lynn Sandoval, 45, booked on an Omak Police Department FTA warrant for third-degree theft. Eric Allen Harbin, 23, booked for felony harassment, first-degree criminal trespassing and resisting arrest. Justin Thomas Gentemann, 24, booked on a State Patrol FTA warrant for DUI. Dacia Lee Mackarness, 41, booked on four Tonasket Police Department FTA warrants: three for violation of an anti-harassment order and one for harassment. Michel Loyd Hicks, 33, booked on Superior Court FTA warrants for identity theft, two counts of second-degree theft and four counts of third-degree theft. Efrain Leon Rivera, 51, booked on OCSO FTA warrants for DUI and refuse to comply. David Rollin Carrier, 50, booked for POCS and use of drug paraphernalia. Ezra Thomas Chapman, 33, court commitment for DUI. Dustin Cody Smith, 28, booked for possession of a stolen vehicle and third-degree DWLS. Jessica Elizabeth Freiley, 23, booked for possession of a stolen vehicle.

Tonasket. One-vehicle roll-over crash on Hwy. 97 near Omak. Injuries reported. Burglary on Mountain View Dr. near Oroville. Assault on Birch St. in Oroville. Malicious mischief on Main St. in Oroville. Theft on Main St. in Oroville. Jason Leroy George, 48, booked for fourth-degree assault (DV). Eva Lily McKinney, 24, booked for a drug court violation. Lane Charles Priest, 20, booked for a drug court violation. Gabriel Prida Castaneda, 30, booked for third-degree assault of a child and a USBP hold. Ernesto Eduardo Mendez Leon, 19, booked for fourth-degree assault (DV).

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Domestic dispute on Tonasket Airport Rd. in Tonasket. Assault on S. Second Ave. in Okano-

gan. Automobile theft on S. Third Ave. in Okanogan. DWLS on O’Neill Rd. near Oroville. Theft on Mill St. in Okanogan. Decorative lawn items reported missing. Burglary on Bench Creek Rd. near Tonasket. Window reported knocked out. Burglary on Hendrick Rd. near Omak. Theft on Main St. in Riverside. Fuel reported missing. Assault on S. Main St. in Omak. Theft at East Side Park in Omak. Generator reported missing. Theft on Omache Dr. in Omak. Malicious mischief on 14th St. in Oroville. Glass door reported broken. Assault on Main St. in Oroville.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Two-vehicle crash on Hwy. 7 in Tonasket. Injuries reported.

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Drugs on Webber Rd. near Tonasket. Assault at the County Juvenile Detention Facility in Okanogan. Two-vehicle crash on S. Fourth Ave. in Okanogan. Burglary on Rodeo Trail Rd. near Okanogan. Theft on Elmway in Okanogan. Road rage on Cayuse Mountain Rd. near Tonasket. Automobile theft on Old Riverside Hwy. near Omak. Warrant arrest on Hwy. 7 near Tonasket. Harassment on Truman Nelson Rd. near Oroville. Theft on 11th St. in Omak. Air compressor reported missing. Theft on Quince St. in Omak. Electronics reported missing. Burglary on 10th Ave. in Oroville. Motorcycle crash on Hwy. 20 near Tonasket. Malicious mischief on E. Seventh St. in Tonasket. Cory John Lockwood, 22, booked for DUI. Mary Ellen Smith-Capote, 44, court commitment for DUI. Justin William Nanpuya, 37, Department of Corrections detainer. Mark Alex Nysti, 39, booked for violation of a no-contact order. Damn James Elmendorf, 53, court commitment for contempt of court. Xavier Lewis Smith, 22, Department of Corrections detainer and a Superior Court FTA warrant for residential burglary. Tyson Isaac Andrew, 30, booked on a probable cause warrant for failure to register as a sex offender. Joshua Curtis Carpenter, 22, court commitments for DUI and second-degree DWLS. Daniel Sanchez Jimon, 25, booked for no valid operator’s license without ID, a USBP detainer, and four Oroville Police Department FTA warrants: two each for violation of an anti-harassment order and violation of a protection order.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Theft on Elmway in Okanogan. Alcohol reported missing. Assault on Hanford St. in Omak. Drugs on N. Third Ave. in Okanogan. Theft on J.H. Green Rd. near Riverside. Scrap metal and stove reported missing. Lost property on N. Fourth Ave. in Okanogan. Camera reported missing. Weapons offense on Blue Heron Lane near Riverside. Theft on S. Fifth Ave. in Okanogan. Belt reported missing. Theft on Hwy. 7 near Tonasket. Medication reported missing. Assault on N. State Frontage Rd. near Tonasket.. DWLS on N. State Frontage Rd. near Tonasket. Assault on S. First Ave. in Okanogan. Burglary on Okoma Dr. in Omak. Public intoxication on S. Main St. in Omak. Vehicle prowl on S. Douglas St. in Omak. Theft on Riverside Dr. in Omak. Domestic dispute on Third Ave. in Oroville. Brian Kristopher Boyd, 33, booked on a State Patrol FTA warrant for third-degree DWLS and Omak Police Department FTA warrants for third-degree theft and firstdegree criminal trespassing. Miguel Angel Amezcua Mora, 20, booked on OCSO FTC warrants for third-degree malicious mischief (DV) and disorderly conduct. Sandra Michelle Quirk, 54, booked for third-degree malicious mischief. Jacob Ryan Neely, 21, booked for third-degree theft. Michael R. Thompson, 35, booked for third-degree DWLS. Chad Elliot Monnin, 39, court commitment for DUI and thirddegree DWLS. Barton Wright Batchelder, 67, court commitment for POCS (marijuana) (less than 40 grams).

Friday, May 2, 2014

Burglary on Golden St. in Oroville. Threats on Wagon Trail Rd. near

One-vehicle crash on Loomis-Oroville Rd. near Loomis. No injuries reported. Threats on Ellemeham Mountain Rd. near Oroville. Burglary on Poor Man’s Lane near Riverside. Theft on E. Dewberry Ave. in Omak. Laptop reported missing. Theft on Engh Rd. in Omak. Theft on Engh Rd. in Omak. Assault on Main St. in Oroville. Two-vehicle hit-and-run crash on 23rd Ave. in Oroville. Violation of no-contact order on Main St. in Oroville. MIP/C on 22nd Ave. in Oroville. Trespassing on W. Fourth St. in Tonasket. William E. Early, 30, booked for fourth-degree assault (DV). Joseph Duane Chaney, 23, booked on an Omak Police Dept. FTA warrant for third-degree theft. John Leon Thomas, 62, booked for first-degree trespassing.

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Faith Lutheran Church

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

Immaculate Conception Parish

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

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

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

Oroville United Methodist

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

Valley Christian Fellowship

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

Trinity Episcopal

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

Church of Christ

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

Seventh-Day Adventist

10th & Main, Oroville - 509-476-2552 Bible Study: Sat. 9:30 a.m. • Worship: Sat. 11 a.m. Pastor Tony Rivera • 509-557-6146

Oroville Free Methodist

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

LOOMIS Loomis Community Church

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


Chesaw Community Bible Church

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

MOLSON Community Christian Fellowship

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

RIVERSIDE Riverside Lighthouse - Assembly of God

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

TONASKET Holy Rosary Parish

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

Immanuel Lutheran Church

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

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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

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400 - Ryan Rylie (6th, 53.00) 4x100 Relay - Catone, Condon, Rylie, Cork (10th, 47.61) 4x400 Relay - Catone, Smith, Condon, Rylie (6th, 3:43.98) Long Jump - Ethan Bensing (5th, 19-2) Triple Jump - Ethan Bensing (3rd, 41-10); Dallas Tyus (10th, 383.25)


Triple Jump (Ethan Bensing, 7th) Terry Mills/submitted photo


200 - Cassie Spear (3rd, 27.24) 400 - Cassie Spear (3rd, 61.78) 1600 - Kylie Dellinger (7th, 5:46.31) 100 Hurdles - Rose Walts (1st, 16.06) 4x100 Relay - Cleman, Spear, Dellinger, Walts (2nd, 52.90) 4x200 Relay - Berger, Catone, Vugteveen, Terris (9th, 2:02.00) 4x400 Relay - Cleman, Dellinger, Spear, Vugteveen (6th, 4:27.64) High Jump - Rose Walts (6th, 4-8) Pole Vault - Kathryn Cleman (5th, 8-6) Triple Jump - Rose Walts (3rd, 34-1)


100 Hurdles - Rose Walts (3rd) Pole Vault - Kathryn Cleman (8th)


100 - Tanner Smith (1st, 11.41); Logan Mills (10th, 12.15) 200 - Tanner Smith (6th, 24.71) 4x100 Relay - Kindred, T. Smith, M. Smith, Weaver (4th, 47.06) Shot Put - Oscar Rosales-Cortez (4th, 37-11); Dakota Haney (9th, 35-7.5) Javelin - Luke Kindred (2nd, 163-0) High Jump - Matt Smith (6th, 5-6) Pole Vault - Matt Smith (3rd, 9-6); Riley Davidson (10th, 6-6) Triple Jump - Matt Smith (7th, 35-7)


100 - Tanner Smith (4th) Javelin - Luke Kindred (3rd)


100 - Sammie Walimaki (6th, 13.99) 200 - Sammie Walimaki (8th, 30.70) 800 - Sierra Speiker (2nd, 2:32.64) 1600 - Sierra Speiker (1st, 5:19.98) 3200 - Sierra Speiker (1st, 10:49.00) 4x100 Relay - Grunst, Poynter, Walimaki, Jewett (5th, 58.52) 4x200 Relay - Grunst, Poynter, Walimaki, Jewett (4th, 2:02.41) 4x400 Relay - Grunst, Speiker, Jewett, Walimaki (1st, 4:50.76) Shot Put - Sarai Camacho (6th, 28-3) Javelin - Brittany Jewett (5th, 94-9) High Jump - Kaitlyn Grunst (1st, 5-0); Phoebe Poynter (7th, 4-0) Pole Vault - Sammie Walimaki (1st, 6-6) Long Jump - Kaitlyn Grunst (4th, 14-6.25) Triple Jump - Kaitlyn Grunst (3rd, 30-5.5); Phoebe Poynter (5th, 24-9)


1600 - Sierra Speiker (1st) 3200 - Sierra Speiker (1st) - ranked second in all classifications High Jump - Kaitlyn Grunst (5th)

Tonasket celebrates its second big soccer upset in two weeks after knocking off league-leading Quincy in a penalty kick shootout on Saturday, May 3.

Brent Baker/staff photo

Kaitlyn Grunst clears 5-0 at Oroville’s home invitational on Saturday, May 3.

Rain clears out for Oroville invite, big meets looming BY BRENT BAKER BBAKER@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM

OROVILLE - A monsoon-like deluge delayed the start of Saturday’s Draggoo Financial Oroville Invitational, but once the rain was finished, the weather cooperated on about as nice a day as one could hope for at a spring track meet. That translated into a lot of personal bests for quite a few athletes, though a number of squads were depleted by illness and other conflicts. “The meet went alright after the rain delay,” said Oroville coach Harold Jensen. “Sierra Speiker broke her own meet (3200 meter) record by 35 seconds ... It was a smaller meet with many PRs and places.” Speiker battled Cascade’s Erin Mullins for the first five laps of the eight-lap 3200 before pulling away to a 15 second victory in 10:56.32. Luke Kindred beat his personal best in the javelin with a throw of 163-0. Speiker also won the 1600, while Kaitlyn Grunst claimed the high jump. As a team the Hornet girls finished fourth out of 14 scoring squads, while the boys were ninth. Tonasket’s winners included Ryan Rylie in the 400, Ethan Bensing in the triple jump, Cassie Spear in the 400 (with a PR of 1:01.78 after missing two weeks due to illness), Kathryn Cleman in the pole vault and Rose Walts in the 100 hurdles and triple jump. Tonasket’s relay of Cleman, Spear, Walts and Kylie Dellinger also cruised to victory in the 4x100 and Cleman, Dellinger, Spear and Jaden Vugteveen won the 4x400. “We are looking good going into the big meets,” said Tonasket coach Bob Thornton. “Everybody is improving and should be

peaking at the right time. There are going to be some exciting races the next few weeks and I am looking forward to how we do.” Tonasket hosts the Caribou Trail League finals meet this Friday, May 9, beginning at 4:00 p.m. while the Hornets travel to Liberty Bell.



Team Scoring - Liberty Bell 99, Bridgeport 44, Cascade 77, Tonasket 54, Omak 51, Okanogan 42, Entiat 39, Wilbur-Creston 31, Oroville 24, Lake Roosevelt 12, Pateros 1. Winners and Tonasket/Oroville finishers 100 - 1. Eduardo Zuarte, BPT, 11.62; 7. Logan Mills, ORO, 12.15; 14. Devyn Catone, TON, 12.48; 16. Matt Smith, ORO, 12.63; 18. Parker Kenyon, TON, 12.89. 200 - 1. Kip Craig, BPT, 24.06; 2. Smith Condon, TON, 24.25; 10. Logan Mills, ORO, 25.62; 17. Parker Kenyon, TON, 27.35. 400 - 1. Ryan Rylie, TON, 54.60. 800 - 1. Sam Goble, OMK, 2:10.28; 7. Abe Podkranic, TON, 2:27.37. 1600 - 1. Liam Daily, LB, 4:41.04; 8. Abe Podkranic, TON, 5:23.08; 9. Diego Santana, ORO, 5:45.34; 11. Dalton Smith, TON, 5:51.99. 3200 - 1. Ben Klemmeck, LB, 10:13.06; 4 Hunter Swanson, TON, 11:17.88. 110 Hurdles - 1. Kip Craig, BPT, 15.85; 6. Caio Baumstein, TON, 20.46; 7. Ryan Rylie, TON, 21.43; 9. Blaine Hirst, TON, 22.21. 300 Hurdles - 1. Kip Craig, BPT, 41.85. 4x100 Relay - 1. Liberty Bell, 46.08; 4. Tonasket (Catone, Condon, Rylie, Kenyon), 46.61. 4x400 Relay - 1. Liberty Bell, 3:37.16; 4. Tonasket (Catone, Condon, Rylie, Smith), 3:46.39. Shot Put - 1. Derek Crites, CAS, 46-2; 8. Chad Edwards, TON, 35-7; 15. Dallas Tyus, TON, 29-6. Discus - 1. Derek Crites, CAS, 126-10; 12. Joaquin Polito, TON, 80-8; 13. Chad Edwards, TON, 77-10; 21. Seth Smith, TON, 64-6. Javelin - 1. Luke Kindred, ORO, 163-0; 3. Joaquin Polito, TON, 139-4; 11. David Curtis, TON, 106-2. High Jump - 1. Mason Guerrette, OKN, 5-8. Pole Vault - Austin Cassyre, CAS, 10-6; 2. Matt Smith, ORO, 8-0; 4. Riley Davidson, ORO, 6-6. Long Jump - 1. Austin Watson, LB, 20-10.5; 6. Ethan Bensing, TON, 18-5.75; 15. Lloyd Temby, TON, 15-4.5; 17. Keeton Hoines, TON, 14-1; 19. Riley Davidson, ORO, 12-11.75.

Triple Jump - 1. Ethan Bensing, TON, 39-10.5; 3. Dallas Tyus, TON, 35-8; 5. Matt Smith, ORO, 34-9; 8. Blaine Hirst, TON, 33-8; 17. Riley Davidson, ORO, 28-0.


Team Scoring - Okanogan 115, Tonasket 92, Entiat 53, Oroville 51, Cascade 44, Wilbur-Creston 41, Omak 34, Lake Roosevelt 34, Pateros 32, Almira/Coulee-Hartline 23, Bridgeport 21, Liberty Bell 5, Northport 4, Columbia Basin 2. Winners and Tonasket/Oroville finishers 100 - 1. Maddy Parton, CAS, 12.95; 4. Sammie Walimaki, ORO, 14.00; 7. Lea Berger, TON, 15.03. 200 - 1. Maddy Parton, CAS, 27.24; 2. Cassie Spear, TON, 27.24. 400 - 1. Cassie Spear, TON, 1:01.78. 800 - 1. Emmy Engle, OKN, 2:42.00; 2. Amber Monroe, TON, 2:48.31; 7. Mary Naylor, TON, 3:12.89. 1600 - 1. Sierra Speiker, ORO, 5:36.15; 4. Johnna Terris, TON, 6:42.13; 7. Lea Berger, TON, 7:02.14. 3200 - 1. Sierra Speiker, ORO, 10:56.32. 100 Hurdles - 1. Rose Walts, TON, 16.31; 10. Janelle Catone, TON, 21.34. 4x100 Relay - 1. Tonasket (Cleman, Spear, Dellinger, Walts), 52.90. 4x200 Relay - 1. Entiat 1:57.13; 2. Tonasket (Berger, Catone, Vugteveen, Terris), 2:02.00; 3. Oroville (Grunst, Walimaki, Poynter, Naillon) 2:04.36. 4x400 Relay - 1. Tonasket (Cleman, Spear, Vugteveen, Dellinger), 4:27.64. Shot Put - 1. Yvonne Kilgour, OMK, 34-0; 10. Amber Monroe, TON, 27-1; 21. Sarai Camacho, ORO, 22-7; 22. Chelsea Vasquez, TON, 22-3; 24. Johnna Terris, TON, 18-0. Discus - 1. Emmy Engle, OKN, 94-0; 9. Alissa Young, TON, 76-7; 13. Sarai Camacho, ORO, 72-6. Javelin - 1. Emmy Engle, OKN, 108-9; 8. Alissa Young, TON, 80-7. High Jump - 1. Kaitlyn Grunst, ORO, 5-0. Pole Vault - 1. Kathryn Cleman, TON, 8-6; 2. Sammie Walimaki, ORO, 6-6; 4. Jaden Vugteveen, TON, 6-6. Long Jump - 1. Keanna Egbert, OKN, 14-7.5; 12. Kaitlyn Grunst, ORO, 13-11; 12. Kathryn Cleman, TON, 13-0.5. Triple Jump - 1. Rose Walts, TON, 33-4.5; 5. Kaitlyn Grunst, ORO, 30-5; 7. Jaden Vugteveen, TON, 28-11; 13. Mary Naylor, TON, 26-1; 15. Phoebe Poynter, ORO, 21-8.


TONASKET - Singles or doubles? That will be the question for the Tonasket boys top two players heading into the district tournament. Trevor Terris and Brian Hendrick, who have given the Tigers a strong one-two singles punch all year, showed they are a force to be reckoned with in doubles as well. They teamed to defeat Omak’s previously unbeaten duo of Gabe Holz and Morgan O’Dell on Tuesday, April 29, 4-6, 6-2, 6-2. “It was a great, competitive match,” said Tonasket coach Mark Milner. “”Omak has two talented boys doubles teams and for us to get a win in the top doubles spot today was a great accomplishment for my boys.” The Tonasket boys won the match 3-2, with Walker Marks defeating Cody Smith 7-5, 2-6, 6-3 in first singles and Colton Leep outlasting Devyn Grillo 6-4, 6-7, 6-0 in second singles. Morgan O’Brien lost 6-3, 6-1 to Omak’s Matt Pearce, while Jesse Holan and David Moreno lost 6-1, 6-1 to Caleb Riggle and Brady Layton. The Tiger girls lost 5-0 to the Pioneers. Bailee Hirst and Abby Gschiel played first and second singles for the Tigers, with third singles giving up a forfeit. Madi Villalva and Jenny Bello lost in first doubles while Brisa Leep and Anna St. Martin were defeated 6-3, 6-2 in second doubles. Tonasket boys lost to Quincy on Saturday, 3-2, while the girls fell 4-1. The Tigers wrap up the regular season this week with three matches, including at home on Thursday against Lake Roosevelt.

Colton Leep (above) and Abby Gschiel (left) keep their eyes on the ball during Tonasket’s Tuesday, April 29, match at home against Omak.

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Tigers upset Quincy Tonasket proves playoff worthiness, but early season losses prove costly BY BRENT BAKER BBAKER@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM

TONASKET - For the second time in 14 days, the Tonasket soccer team showed it’s as good as any team in the stacked Caribou Trail League. The Tigers played to a 3-3 tie with top dog Quincy on Saturday, May 3, then claimed the victory by winning a penalty kick shootout. Tonasket also beat Chelan under similar circumstances two weeks ago; the Goats are currently second in the league. It was a send-off not only for the Tiger class of seniors, but for coach Jack Goyette, who is moving from the area. “It was a special day, my last game in Tonasket after years of many great games and much fun on that field,” he said. “I will miss the students here a lot and I thank them for the gift they gave. It was a perfect day for a coach.” The Tigers showed they were ready for the Jackrabbits as Isaiah Albright scored early in the game off an assist from Elias Abrego for an early lead. Cesar Reynoso added the other two goals, with Albright and Hugo Sanchez picking up the other two assists. “The game was excellent,” Goyette said. “They worked hard, shared the ball and never gave up. “The defense - Roberto Juarez, Noe Vasquez and Marcelino Ruiz - played fantastic. The midfield worked the entire game very hard against a talented and wellcoached Quincy team. Carlos Abrego, Abran Alvarez,Hugo Sanchez, Anthony Luna, Christian Herrara Garcia, Alias Abrego and Victor Flores all played heavy minutes in the midfield and played great.” Quincy is far and away the best offensive team in the league, scoring 15 more goals (62) in league play than anynoe else. By one reckoning, the Jackrabbits outshot the Tigers 50-8, but thanks to the defense only about half of those were on goal. Still, goalkeeper Derek Sund turned in a spectacular effort with more than 20 saves, while the offense took advantage of the opportunities it got on Quincy’s end of the field. Quincy (10-2 in league play) holds a one game lead over Chelan and Brewster and a twogame lead over Okanogan heading into the final week of the regular season. The Tigers (6-6) are in fifth place, two games behind Okanogan but lost both to the Bulldogs. Only four teams advance to Saturday’s district first round games, so Tonasket’s post-season chances are done. The Tigers have won six of their past seven games, but a couple of one-goal losses to Cascade and Cashmere early in the season proved costly. The Tigers also beat Omak 8-1 on Tuesday, April 29. Tonasket’s season finale is at Chelan on Thursday, May 8.

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Oroville soccer falls to LB


By Brent Baker

OROVILLE - Three seniors took the field for the last time as Oroville boys soccer players on Saturday, May 3, as the Hornets fell to Liberty Bell 3-1. The game was tied at 1-1 heading into the final minutes before the Mountain Lions pulled away with two late goals. “We didn’t capitalize on several scoring chances,” said Oroville coach Mike Pitts. “They made some key positions changes and made two back-to-back final goals.” Cristian Diaz scored for the Hornets in the first half. Abe Capote, Connelly Quick and Michael Dudley (who missed the game with an injury) graduate from the young squad. “Abe and Connelly played tremendously,” Pitts said. “It was a proud and sad moment for me to know they’ll be moving on.” The Hornets (2-9-1, 0-5 Central Washington League) also lost to Bridgeport on April 29, 6-1.

Wrestlers wrap at Dome

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Oroville’s tennis teams played their final home match of the season Thursday, May 1, with the boys losing to Entiat 3-2 and the girls defeating the Tigers 5-0. The boys, with just three players, finished 2-8 in league play while the girls were 6-5. District tournament play begins May 20. Above, Connor BoCook returns a forehand shot during last Thursday’s match.


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TACOMA - The Tonasket Junkyard Dogs Wrestling Club finished its season last Friday at the State Freestyle meet at the Tacoma Dome, with 10 wrestlers competing altogether. “They have all been working hard for a long time,” said coach Dave Mitchell. “They all wrestled well and I’m proud of them. Cole Denison was a huge help as a coach, as usual.” Placing 2nd at state in the 13-14 year olds at 160 pounds was Isaac Gomez. Placing 8th in the 11-12 year olds at 90 was Collin Silverthorn. Placing 8th in the 15-16 year olds at 113 was Sergy Salas. Also wrestling, but not placing in the top 8 were: 7-8 year olds Keenan Denison (60) and Lane Silverthorn (55); 13-14 year olds Axel Salas (105) and Brady Silverthorn (88); 15-16 year olds Vance Frazier (113) and Devin Walton (120); and 17-19 year olds Trevor Peterson (126).

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Oroville’s Mikayla Scott ducks safely into second base as she’s hit by the throw during the Hornets’ doubleheader loss to Liberty Bell last Friday.

Mountain Lions dish out softball sweep of Hornets By Brent Baker

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Tonasket’s baseball team dropped both games on Senior Day on Saturday, May 3, 12-1 and 15-3. Jake Cory, as well as Kjeld Williams, John Rawley and Pete Valentine, wrap up their high school athletic careers on Saturday, May 10, at Brewster.

OROVILLE - Liberty Bell’s softball team delivered a pair of losses to Oroville on Friday, May 2, defeating the Hornets 15-2 and 20-4. The Hornets were held to six baserunners in the opener. Pie Todd scored both of Oroville’s runs, one in the first inning and one in the third. Liberty Bell scored six runs in the top of the first and added runs in each inning of the five-inning contest. The second game was close through the first four innings, after which the Hornets trailed 7-4. Oroville had many chances to take the lead, leaving eight runners on base through the first four innings, but couldn’t capitalize. Liberty Bell broke the game open with two big innings to close it out.

Todd had led off with bottom of the first with a home run and added a single in the fourth inning. Faith Martin added a double and a single, Courtnee Kallstrom had three hits, and Cruz Ortega added a single. The Hornets (7-7, 2-7 CWL North Division) are at Bridgeport for a doubleheader this Friday, May 9.

Pateros 23, Oroville 7 PATEROS - The Hornets got off to a 3-0 lead at Pateros on April 29, but the advantage didn’t last long. Kat Wilson led off the bottom of the first inning with a home run for the Nannies, who went on to score nine in the opening frame on their way to a 23-7 victory over Oroville. The Hornets cut the lead to 9-7 in the second, but were shut down thereafter. Pie Todd, Faith Martin, Courtnee Kallstrom

and Rachelle Nutt did most of the damage offensively for the Hornets.

Oroville stats - Pie Todd 2 H, 1 R; Fiath Martin 1 H, 2 R; Courtnee Kallstrom 2 H, 2 R; Rachelle Nutt 1 H; Hannah Hilderbrand 2 H, 1 2B; Sydney Egerton 1 H.

Lake Roosevelt 19-25, Oroville 18-28 Apr. 26

Game 1: Pie Todd 5 hits, 4 runs; Faith Martin 3 hits, 4 runs; Courtnee Kallstrom 3 hits, 3 runs; Rachelle Nutt 2 hits, 1 run; Mikayla Scott 1 hit, 1 run; Kendal Miller 4 hits; Cruz Ortega 3 hits, 1 run; Shelby Scott 3 hits, 2 runs; Sydney Egerton 2 hits, 2 runs. Game 2: Pie Todd 6 hits, 2 triples, 5 runs; Faith Martin 4 hits, 5 runs; Courtnee Kallstrom 6 hits, 1 double, 1 home run, 5 runs; Rachelle Nutt 1 hit, 4 runs; Mikayla Scott 1 hit, 1 run; Kendal Miller 3 hits, 1 double, 1 run; Cruz Ortega 3 hits; Shelby Scott 2 hits, 2 doubles, 4 runs; Sydney Egerton 4 hits, 3 runs

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

League Overall Pts W L W L T Quincy 30 10 2 10 4 0 Chelan 29 9 3 9 4 1 Brewster 28 9 3 11 3 0 Okanogan 23 8 4 10 4 0 Tonasket 15 6 6 8 6 0 Cascade 12 4 8 4 9 1 Cashmere 7 2 10 3 11 0 Omak 0 0 12 0 14 0

Central Washinigton Lge (B)

League Overall Pts W L W L T Manson 11 4 1 6 6 0 Bridgeport 11 3 2 7 4 0 Liberty Bell 8 3 2 11 4 0 Oroville 0 0 5 2 9 1

BASEBALL Caribou Trail League (1A)

League Overall W L W L Cashmere 11 1 16 2 Cascade 11 1 14 4 Brewster 8 3 13 3 Okanogan 6 6 9 7 Quincy 4 8 7 11 Omak 4 7 6 10 Tonasket 2 10 6 11 Chelan 1 11 3 16

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

League Overall W L W L Liberty Bell 13 0 15 3 Lk Roosevelt 11 2 12 4 Pateros (1B) 6 5 6 6 Bridgeport 7 8 8 10 Manson 2 11 2 14 Oroville 1 14 1 18

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

League Overall W L W L Riv. Christian 10 2 13 6 Kittitas 7 4 9 6 Soap Lake (1B) 6 5 12 5 White Swan 4 8 9 10 Waterville (1B) 2 10 4 12

SOFTBALL (FASTPITCH) Caribou Trail League (1A)

League Overall W L W L Okanogan 12 0 15 2 Cashmere 8 4 11 7 Cascade 7 5 10 7 Omak 6 5 10 7 Chelan 6 6 7 10 Brewster 5 6 7 9 Quincy 3 9 6 12 Tonasket 0 12 1 17

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

League Overall W L W L Pateros (1B) 9 0 10 3 Liberty Bell 6 3 10 4 Bridgeport 6 3 11 3 Lk Roosevelt 4 5 4 8 Oroville 2 7 7 7 Manson 0 9 0 11

Cent. WA League So. Div. (2B) League Overall W L W L Kittitas 5 0 11 2 White Swan 3 3 4 8 Waterville (1B) 2 3 4 10 Soap Lake (1B) 0 4 0 6

boys tennis Caribou Trail League (1A)

League Overall W L W L Chelan 8 1 9 1 Cashmere 8 2 8 3 Omak 5 5 7 5 Tonasket 5 5 6 6 Quincy 5 6 5 7 Okanogan 3 6 5 7 Cascade 1 10 1 10

Cent. WA League No. Div. (B)

League Overall W L W L Liberty Bell 10 0 12 1 Entiat (1B) 8 3 8 4 Lk Roosevelt 6 4 6 6 Pateros (1B) 5 5 5 7 White Swan 4 7 4 9 Oroville 2 8 2 9 Wilson Creek (1B) 0 8 0 8

Chelan Okanogan Omak Quincy Tonasket

5 4 6 4 5 5 8 5 4 5 6 5 3 8 4 8 0 11 0 13

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

League Overall W L W L Pateros (1B) 11 0 11 2 White Swan 9 2 13 3 Oroville 6 5 7 5 Entiat (1B) 4 7 4 8 Liberty Bell 3 7 3 7 Lk Roosevelt 2 7 3 8 Wilson Creek 0 7 0 7


May 7 - May 17 Wednesday, May 7 TEN - Tonasket at Liberty Bell, 4:30 pm Thursday, May 8 BSC - Tonasket at Chelan, 4:00 pm TEN - Lake Roosevelt at Tonasket, 4:30 pm Friday, May 9 SB - Oroville at Bridgeport (2), 4 pm TR - Tonasket hosts CTL Championships, 4 pm TR - Oroville at Liberty Bell Invite, 4 pm

TEN - Tonasket at Chelan, 4:30 pm Saturday, May 10 BB - Tonasket at Brewster (2), 11 am SB - Tonasket at Brewster (2), 11 am Tuesday, May 13 SB - Oroville at Liberty Bell (1), 4 pm Friday, May 16 TR - Tonasket at 1A District 6 Championships (Cashmere), 4:00 pm TR - Oroville hosts 2B Sub-district Championships, 4:00 pm Saturday, May 17 SB - Manson at Oroville (2), 11 am

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GIRLS tennis Caribou Trail League (1A)

League Overall W L W L Cascade 10 0 10 0 Cashmere 8 2 8 4

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Chris Branch, Oroville’s director of Community Development, speaks on the value of trees to a community.

Tree planted at OES for Arbor Day

Many people helped make Oroville’s Arbor Day Celebration a success

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Tonasket’s FFA team shows off its newest collection of District VII banners after competition last month.

Tonasket FFA sending 43 to state finals

Submitted by Marsallai Quick For the Oroville Tree Board

OROVILLE - Arbor Day, on Thursday, April 24, had a wonderful and energenic audience at the Oroville Elementary School. Music Director Eric Stiles and the High School band and Chorus entertained, with Principal Hoehn and the entire Elementary School attending the event. Oroville’s Tree Board member, Dolly Engelbretson, arranged an inspiring program. We all had the pleasure of hearing 90-year-old, Harry Stockwell, from Molson, sing our National Anthem. We also had the honor of watching the folding of the American flag, by Walt Hart and the Commander of the American Legion, Rolly Clark. Vicki Hart told of the symbolic meaning of each flag fold. We then heard from Chris Branch, director of Community Development, who told about other Arbor Day celebrations and the excitement of honoring trees in our town. He also read our town Arbor Day Resolution. Legion Commander Clark then made some kind remarks. Betty Bair told of the origin of Arbor Day, and how important trees are to all of us. We enjoyed hearing from several Elementary Students , who all took turns reading a poem entitled “Trees”. “America the Beautiful” was sung by the Oroville High School Chorus, with the crowd eagerly joining in and the band played along. The Royal Neighbors were nice enough to supply refreshments, while Engelbretson introduced the tree board and Garden Club Members. The children were very excited to receive a free Norway Spruce or White Pine tree sampling, from the Oroville Garden Club members, along with great information on planting and the maintence of these beautiful trees. To top off the Arbor Day festivities , the crowd watched the planting of a new Ash tree in the front of the Elementary School. Our future leaders, the children, witnessed the importance we put on trees, and the excitement of planting a new tree. I am sure the children will watch their new tree throughout the seasons. They will witness the changes and the growth, and In the future when they are walking their little ones down the Elementary School pathway, to school. They will remember, they will point out their tree and tell when their town had a Arbor Day celebration and how they watched the planting of their tree. Our gratitude goes to Harry Stockwell, Walt and Vicki Hart, Chris Branch, Betty Bair, Rolly Clark, the Royal Neighbors, The Oroville Garden Club, Band Director/Chorus Director Eric Stiles, the OHS band and chorus and Dolly Engelbretson and the Tree Board, as well as the Oroville School District and Superintendent Steve Quick, Elementary Principal Joan Hoehn and the elementary school teachers and students.

By Brent Baker

TONASKET - Tonasket’s FFA program added to its collection of banners and awards with a strong performance in District VII and other competitions this spring and will be sending 43 participants to the state finals at Washington State University, May 15-17. “Forty three kids ... that’s a nightmare for me (logistically), but it’s a good problem to have,” said ag instructor/FFA “guru” Matt Deebach. “We have quite a few teams that will be competing: a marketing team, an ag issues team, a sales team and a meats team, as well as our parli teams.” That will be five parliamentary procedure teams in total: three of the four regular parli pro teams representing District VI at State will be from Tonasket, as well as two of the novice parli teams (Rituals). There were also plenty of individual highlights at district competition, chief among those were District Star Awards given to John Symonds and Cassie Spear. The award amounts to a district championship. Symonds won his in Agribusiness, while Spear was victorious in the Farmer category. “Out of all nine districts, they take the nine winners and the top three are finalists at the state level,” Deebach said. “John and Cassie finalists. This is all judged on their state degrees; you have to get a state degree to even be considered. They’ll have a slide show down there in front of the entire convention that the state officers

Recent Tonasket FFA Honors State Degrees

Pete Valentine, Tim Jackson, Amanda Johnson, Brisa Leep, Cassie Spear, John Symonds, Elizabeth Jackson, Kathryn Cleman, Dallas Tyus, John Rawley

District VII Star Awards

District Star, Agribusiness: John Symonds District Star Farmer: Cassie Spear

Washington Proficiency Results - state recognition qualifiers

Equine Science Entrepreneurship: Kathryn Cleman Bronze 1st Forage Production Placement: Pete Valentine - Silver 2nd Outdoor Recreation Placement: Brisa Leep - Silver 2nd

FFA Proficiency Awards

Equine Science Entrepreneurship: John Symonds Swine Production Entrepreneurship: Elizabeth Jackson Placement in Outdoor Recreation: Brisa Leep Beef Production Entrepreneurship: Cassie Spear

put together for them, so it’s a pretty big deal.” Tonasket boasted 10 state degree winners as well as a number of proficiency awards. Kathryn Cleman, Pete Valentine and Brisa Leep will all be recognized at the state level for their proficiency results. Tonasket also brought home some state hardware at earlier events. The trap shooting team that included Morgan O’Brien, Elizabeth Jackson, Brenden Asmussen, Wyatt Radke and Jenna Valentine took 21st out of 42 teams in a competition won by Omak. O’Brien and Omak’s Ethan Pfitzer combined to win the Buddy Shoot state championship and Valentine was fourth place in individual female shooting. There were more than 250 total shooters in the competition.

District VII Washington Association of Agriculture Educators Award Teacher of the Year: Matt Deebach Legislator of the Year: Joel Kretz, Wauconda

District VII Leadership CDE

Creed Speaking: Serenity Poletti, 5th place; Lorena Sanchez, 6th place Prepared Public Speaking: Jenna Valentine, 3rd place; Jenna Davisson, 5th place Extemporaneous Public Speaking: Rade Pilkinton, 1st place (state qualifier); Morgan O’Brien, 3rd place (state qualifier); Colt Hatch, 5th place

State Qualifying Teams

Rituals (District champion); Rituals 2 (4th place); Parli Pro (District champion); Parli Pro 2 (2nd place); Parli Pro 3 (4th place); Sales; Agriculture Issue; Marketing; Meats

State Trap Shoot

Ethan Pfitzer (Omak) and Morgan O’Brien state buddy shoot championship Jenna Valentine 4th place individual female Team 21st out of 42

Jenna Valentine (left) was fourth-best individual female and Morgan O’Brien (right) teamed with an Omak competitor to win the Buddy Shoot state title at the state trap shoot championships. Tonasket also won the Vejraska Beef competition, topping out nine other schools in the Cattle Producers of Washington-

sponsored program. Daisy Alcauter took second as an individual and Rose Walts finished tied for fifth.

Many quality applicants for OSF scholarships Submitted by Glenna Hauenstein Oroville Scholarship Foundation

As the end of another school year is approaching it brings a busy month for the Oroville Scholarship Foundation (OSF) committee. Last Friday was the deadline for senior students to mail OSF scholarship applications. Now the selection committee will begin the difficult task of reading them and deciding on recipients. The quality of the applications is excellent this year. Parents, OHS staff and the community can be very proud of the goal-oriented, dedicated students graduating from our high school. OSF (formerly Oroville Dollars for Scholars) was started in 1994 with an endowment fund from Gilbert Schleif, who had grown up in the Molson area. His brother, Ferber, was the family contact person until about ten years ago when a niece, Carol Aguayo, began doing the correspondence

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with recipients. Last week Carol sent a check for $101 to be added to the Shleif funds. It was given in memory of Ferber Schleif, who passed away April 29 at age 101. Many local students have been encouraged to continue their educations by the financial help provided by the Phil and Yulah Schleif awards, named for Gilber and Ferber’s parents. The committee also recently received a letter from the Steiner Foundation requesting the selection committee to choose a recipient for their annual scholarship which goes to a student wanting to study in the medical or science professions. Dr. Steiner, who has

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Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune | MAY 8, 2014 OKANOGAN VALLEY GAZETTE-TRIBUNE • May 8, 2014





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

Houses For Sale


Large Home, beautifully landscaped, fenced very private backyard, accents this home in established neighborhood. 2319 sq ft. with 4 bedrooms, 1 ž baths, hobby room, open spacious kitchen, Lots of parking, sprinkler system, all this within walking distances of schools and shopping. Price reduced to $249,500. Call 509-486-2295 for appointment.



For Rent

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

TONASKET Mobile home $550/month 509-486-1682 or 509-429-0873.

LOOMIS AREA Clean 3 BR, 2 BA mobile home in quiet, country park. Sewer, water, garbage paid. $650 per month 509-223-3433 NICE 2 BEDROOM, 1 car garage, 1 bathroom home for rent on 3.3 acres in Aeneas Valley. Fenced in for horses with shelter and hay storage. Pets negotiable. $750 month with 1st and last month rent and $750 deposit due upfront. Good references required. 509-690-7233 ONE BEDROOM APT $525 per month plus water, septic, garbage & electricity. Only $125. No smoking or pets. References and credit check required. CALL SPENCE, 509-429-4722.

2,900 SF, includes full basement with rental possibilities. Garage, garden and Koi pond. Must see to truly appreciate! Asking $214,500

HOME IN TONASKET, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, adorable!! New roof, new vinyl windows, new insulation, newly refur(509)486-0941 or bished, huge fenced yard, (509)997-7777 detached garage with shed. Quiet and clean dead end For lease street. $96,500 (not a rental). Tonasket industrial stor509-607-4761 age/workshop. 2700 sq. ft. Available soon. Has power and water with small office and restroom within. 9ft. door will allow vehicle access. Call 509 322 4732

OROVILLE GARDEN APARTMENTS. Senior or Disable Housing 1 bedroom upstairs Subsidized Unit if eligible. Located downtown. Applications available at 617 Fir St., Oroville. Call: 509-476-3059

SUNDAY, MAY 18, 2014 - 10:00 a.m.

NOTE: Jim & Steve & Bowe have upgraded various pieces of equipment and will be selling their surplus. Most items are ready to go to work. Some items from both parents’ estates.


PARTIAL LISTING - There is much more - Will run 2 Auctioneers part of day. EQUIPMENT & VEHICLES - Ford 5000 Tractor,GB 900 Loader * Farmall 460 Tractor, Schwartz 2070 Loader * JD 60 Tractor, Farmall Loader, Power Steer. Added * NH 851 Round Baler * Pequen 710 Hay Tedder * NH 315 Baler * 5-Bale Accumulator * NH 489 Haybine, 9-ft * JD Side Delivery Rake * 12-ft Springtooth * JD H2000 8-ft Disc * JD & Inter 3-bottom Plows * JD 1209 Swather * Inter 9-ft Offset Disc * Farmhand Hay Chopper w/feed track * 3-pt Bean Sprayer * JD #5 3-pt Mower * Inter 6-ft Hay Conditioner * JD 300 Fert Sprdr * 20-ft Auger on Rubber * Rankin 3-pt Post Hole Auger * 12-ft Duckfoot Cultivator * Propane Gopher Machine * 29-ft Hay Elevator * 3-pt Hydr Wood Splitter * 3-pt Post Driver * 4-Horse Hot Walker w/Motor * 1994 GMC 3500 Pickup, Auto, 4x4, w/DewEze Round Bale Feeder only used 3 yrs * Circle J Gooseneck Stocktrailer, 7x18 * 1995 Ford 4x4 Pickup, Auto * 1992 Logan Coach Gooseneck HorseTrailer * 1954 Ford 850 Truck, 16-ft Wood & Steel Deck, 5x4 Trans * 1966 Chrysler New Yorker Car, 1-Owner, Clean * 1975 Alum Snomobile Trailer, Tilt * Following 3 Vehicles will be sold for Parts Only, No Titles 1954 Dodge 1-1/2-ton, 16-ft Bed, Does Not Run * Ford F600 Firetruck, 12-ft Bed, 250-gal Porcelain Lined Tank, 3 HP Homelite Pump, Manual Reel w/Hose, Runs * GMC 2-ton Flatbed w/Dump Hoist, Does Not Run * ($40 Doc Service Fee Per Titled Vehicle) SHOP & TOOLS - 50 HP Irrig Pump w/Motor * DeWalt Radial Armsaw * Table Saw w/22-in Blade * Air Compressor * Craftsman Drill Press & Table Saw * Sand Blaster * Elec Welders * Air Compressor, 365 cu.ft, Diesel, on Trailer * Coleman PowerMate Generator on Wheels * Hydraulic Jack for Truck Dual Tires & Axles, Commercial Size * LOTS OF HAND AND POWER TOOLS & SHOP ITEMS - MISC - 80 Good Railroad Ties * 12-ft Wood Posts * Several Rolls New Hog Wire * 1-Ton Tote Bags * Acme Saw Sharpener * Concrete Mixer * VERY NICE Sideboard, 6 Drawers, 2 Doors * Various Livestock Supplies - New Ear Tags, Applicators, Hot Shots, Calf Puller, Syringes, Calf Bander, Calf Bottles, Ralgro & Guns * MUCH MORE CALL & WE WILL MAIL, E-MAIL OR FAX YOU A COMPLETE HANDBILL W/ ADDN INFO & PICTURES No Buyers Premium * No Sales Tax * Food All Day * Cash or Bankable Check * NO Credit or Debit Cards


BOX 417 - TONASKET, WA. 98855 Licensed & Bonded DAL DAGNON DARYL ASMUSSEN 486-2570 486-2138



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Say it in the classifieds! *Special deal* *HAPPY BIRTHDAY *HAPPY ANNIVERSARY *CONGRATULATIONS!! *WILL YOU MARRY ME? MUST BE PREPAID $6.00 for the first 15 words additional words $1.00 each. Bold words, special font or borders extra. Add a picture for only $1.50 more. Call to place ad Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune 509-476-3602 TONASKET FOUNDER’S DAY PARADE is Sat., May 31, 11 am VENDORS NEEDED $25 per 10 x10 spot Contact Anna Bostwick 425-330-6083

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

Help Wanted

1 & 2 Bedroom Starting at $465 per month + security deposit. Includes: • Water. Sewer. Garbage • Washer and Dryer • Air conditioning • Play area • Storage Space • For more information contact Nanette at

ASSISTANT GAMBLING MANAGER The Oroville Eagles has a position open for a part time Assistant Gambling Manager. This job is 2 to 2.5 hours per day, 2-3 days per week as well as on call hours. Must be able to pass a background check. Pick up an application at Eagles, 1319 Golden St.

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

SUN LAKES REALTY. 2 bedroom lake front $595, Darling 1 bedroom Furnished Cottage $625.. Call NOW to find your new home. 509476-2121 TONASKET 2 Bedroom duplex with 2 car garage and yard. Call 509322-0347

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BARTENDER The Oroville Eagles has a position open for a part time bartender. Must be available to work nights and weekends. Pick up an application at the Eagles, 1319 Golden St.

Brake, Shock and Alignment Technician Wanted at Les Schwab Tire in Oroville. Taking applications. Apply in person or call and ask for Ryan or Jay at

509-476-3902 Okanogan Highlands Alliance is accepting applications for a Dependable Person to help with advocacy efforts. Looking for a critical thinker who has a balanced and patient approach, who would like to work toward a cleaner environment. For qualifications, job description and application go to OROVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT has the following positions open: K-2 Certificated Teacher (Final Assignment TBD)



OKANOGAN: Clinical Informatics Specialist Full time Patient Navigator Full time. English/Spanish bilingual required. Promotor(a) Per Diem positions; Okanogan & Brewster - English/Spanish bilingual required OKANOGAN DENTAL: Dental Assistant Full time BREWSTER JAY AVE: Clinic Operations Mgr II Full time. Time split between Brewster Jay and Bridgeport. Roomer Full time. 2 positions. English/Spanish bilingual required. MA-C or LPN Full time BREWSTER (INDIAN AVE): MA-R, MA-C or LPN Full time RN Full time/32 hours per week Patient Accounts Rep. Full time Bridgeport Med/Dental: RN Nurse Case Mgr. Full time MA-C or LPN Full time Patient Registration Rep. Full time. 1 for medical & 1 for dental. Roomer Full time. English/Spanish bilingual required. Patient Navigator Full time. English/Spanish bilingual required. Tonasket: MA-R, MA-C or LPN 1 per diem position OROVILLE DENTAL: Dental Assistant Per Diem See for job descriptions. Submit cover letter and resume or application to FHC, c/o Human Resources, PO Box 1340, Okanogan, WA 98840 or email: Open until filled. FHC is an EEO Employer.



Garage & Yard Sale

Tonasket Spring Clean Out Sale, tanning stuff, linens, small appliances, trundle bed, candles, Avon, too much to list! 121 State St. Fri & Sat May 9th & 10th. 8 AM - 4 PM

Vehicle Parts & Accessories Brake, Shock and Alignment Technician Wanted at Les Schwab Tire in Oroville. Taking applications. Apply in person or call and ask for Ryan or Jay at


Statewides STATEWIDE CLASSIFIEDS WEEK OF MAY 5, 2014 This newspaper participates in a statewide classified ad program sponsored by the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association, a statewide association of weekly newspapers. The program allows classified advertisers to submit ads for publication in participating weeklies throughout the state in compliance with the following rules. You may submit an ad for the statewide program through this newspaper or in person to the WNPA office. The rate is $275 for up to 25 words, plus $10 per word over 25 words. WNPA reserves the right to edit all ad copy submitted and to refuse to accept any ad submitted for the statewide program. WNPA, therefore, does not guarantee that every ad will be run in every newspaper. WNPA will, on request, for a fee of $40, provide information on which newspapers run a particular ad within a 30 day period. Substantive typographical error (wrong address, telephone number, name or price) will result in a “make good�, in which a corrected ad will be run the following week. WNPA incurs no other liability for errors in publication. EVENTS-FESTIVALS PROMOTE YOUR REGIONAL EVENT for only pennies. Reach 2.7 million readers in newspapers statewide for $275 classified or $1,350 display ad. Call this newspaper or 1 (206) 634-3838 for details. FINANCIAL LOCAL PRIVATE INVESTOR loans money on real estate equity. I loan on houses, raw land, commercial property and property development. Call Eric at (425) 803-9061. FOR SALE


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CUSTOM LUXURY 3600 sq. ft. home on 20 acres, 2nd kitchen; horse barn, shop, arena; borders huge wilderness area. Private, safe, rural. $425,000. 503-709-1484.

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job opportunities.

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




We are dedicated to our WANTED TO BUY employees’ job satisfaction Paying Cash and take pride in providing a Silver - Gold - Coins place to work that encouragJewelry - Sterling Flatware es growth, teamwork, comGuns - Ammo munication and positive Spence 509-429-4722 employee/supervisor relationships. FHC is a not for profit Community Health Center ORSES dedicated to providing quality health care regardless of ability to pay. EVERYONE is Buying all kinds of horses. Gentle saddle horses for welcome. sale. Ask for Don Frazier We have the following 509-846-3377. opportunities available:

4th through 6th Grade Teacher (Final Assignment TBD) Position closes May 15, 2014

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1955 WHIRLPOOL Stove, double oven, 4 burners with griddle in the middle, $300 or best offer, 509-486-2359

DRIVERS- Whether you have experience or need training, we offer unbeatable career opportunities. Trainee, Company Driver. LEASE OPERATOR, LEASE TRAINERS (877)369-7105

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IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR OKANOGAN COUNTY In Re the Estate of: JIMMY CARROL LAWSON, Deceased. Probate No. 14-4-00048-0 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS (RCW 11.40.030) The Administrator named below has been appointed as Administrator of this Estate. Any person having a claim against the Decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the Administrator or the Administrator’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) thirty days after the Administrator served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(1)(c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the Decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. Date of first publication: May 1, 2014 Administrator: Norma Gayle Lawson Attorney for Administrator: Peg R. Callaway Address for Mailing or Service: 700-A Okoma Drive, Omak, WA 98841 Court of probate proceedings and cause number: Okanogan County Superior Court, Probate No. 14-4-00048-0 Dated this 21st day of April, 2014. CALLAWAY & DETRO PLLC By:/s/Peg R. Callaway Peg R. Callaway; WSBA #13786 Attorney for Estate 700-A Okoma Drive Omak, WA 98841 Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on May 1, 8, 15, 2014. #559221

CONSULTANT consists of preparing preliminary engineering and PS&E for construction of sidewalks, curbs, ADA ramps and a pedestrian bridge over Bonaparte Creek on the west side of US 97 from 6th Street south to the vicinity of Legacy Park. This project is funded by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The proposed improvements will enhance pedestrian safety and accessibility. The major features of the project are as follows: Replacement of existing sidewalks, Construction of new sidewalks, Upgrading existing sidewalk ramps to ADA standards, Design of ADA compliant sidewalk ramps where none exist, Relocation or adjustment of existing utility & stormwater features, Permanent signing and pavement markings, Environmental planning, preparation/submittal of permit applications and preparation/submittal of the Environmental Classification Summary (ECS) and supporting discipline reports as necessary, and Determination of R/W needs (easements, construction permits, shoreline permits, etc.). Construction of a pedestrian bridge The CITY OF TONASKET reserves the right to retain the services of the successful CONSULTANT for any and all subsequent phases for the above referenced project. SUBMITTAL Submittals must include the following information: Firm name, phone and fax numbers; Name of Principal-incharge and Project Manager; and Number of employees in each firm proposed to project. Submittals will be evaluated and ranked based on the following criteria: 1) Key personnel; 2) Firm Experience with PS&E; 3) Firm experience with environmental planning, permitting and approval processes; 4) Ability to meet schedule; 5) Approach to project; 6) Familiarity with WSDOT/FHWA requirements and standards; 7) Past performance/references; The CITY OF TONASKET encourages disadvantaged, minority, and women-owned consultant firms to respond. Please submit SIX copies of your Statement of Qualifications to: City of Tonasket, Alice Attwood, City Clerk/Treasurer, 209 S Whitcomb Avenue, PO Box 487, Tonasket, WA 98855. Statement of Qualifications must be received at the above address, no later than 4:00 PM, May 16, 2014. No submittals will be accepted after that date and time. Any questions regarding this solicitation should be directed to City Clerk/Treasurer,

Alice Attwood at 509-486-2132 or Kurt Danison, planner at 509-422-5030. The City of Tonasket, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.C. 2000d to 2000d-4 and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Department of Transportation, Subtitle A, Office of the Secretary, Part 21, Nondiscrimination in Federally-assisted programs of the Department of Transportation issued pursuant to such Act, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively ensure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises as defined at 49 CFR Part 26 will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, national origin, or sex in consideration for an award. Date of publication: May 8, 2014 Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on May 8, 2014. #560435

any applicable statute of limitations, and (b) In the manner provided in RCW 11.40.070: (i) By filing the original of the claim with the foregoing Court, and (ii) By serving on or mailing to me at the address below a copy of the claim. The claim must be presented by the later of: (a) Thirty (30) days after I served or mailed this Notice as provided in RCW 11.40.020(1)(c), or (b) Four (4) months after the date of first publication of this Notice. If the claim is not presented within this time period, the claim will be forever barred except as provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective for claims against both the Decedent’s probate and non-probate assets. Date of first publication: May 1, 2014.

Michael Schultz, Personal Representative 4625 259th St NE Arlington, WA 98223 Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on May 1, 8, 15, 2014. #559226

1420 Main St., P.O. Box 250 Oroville, WA 98844 509-476-3602 or 1-866-773-7818

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CITY OF TONASKET NOTICE TO CONSULTANTS FOR US 97 PEDESTRIAN IMPROVEMENTS The CITY OF TONASKET solicits interest from consulting firms with expertise in Civil and Structural Design. Consultants will be considered for the following project. PROJECT DESCRIPTION The work to be performed by the

VENDOR LIST OROVILLE-TONASKET IRRIGATION DISTRICT As authorized under RCW 87.03.437 and Oroville-Tonasket Irrigation District Resolution No. 2010-03, the Oroville-Tonasket Irrigation District is advertising for vendors who desire to be placed on the vendor list for materials, supplies, or equipment which cost less than $40,000.00. The Oroville-Tonasket Irrigation District is an equal opportunity employer and seeks participation from women and minority vendors. Vendor list application must be submitted to the manager of the Oroville-Tonasket Irrigation District, PO Box 1729; Oroville, WA 98844. Inquiries and requests for applications may be directed to the manager at 509-476-3696. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on May 1 and May 8, 2014. #559217

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SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR LINCOLN COUNTY Estate of DURETTA N. MISFELDT, Deceased. NO. 14-4 00028-4 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS (RCW 11.40.030) PLEASE TAKE NOTICE The above Court has appointed me Personal Representative of Decedent’s estate. Any person having a claim against Decedent must present the claim: Before the time when the claim would be barred by any applicable statute of limitations, and In the manner provided in RCW 11.40.070: By filing with the foregoing Court the original of the signed Creditor’s Claim, and By serving upon or mailing by first class mail to us at the address provided below a copy of the signed Creditor’s Claim. The Creditor’s Claim must be presented by the later to occur of: Thirty (30) days after we served or mailed this Notice to you as provided in RCW 11.40.020(3), or Four (4) months after the date of first publication of this Notice. If the Creditor’s Claim is not presented within the foregoing time period, the claim will be forever barred except as provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective for claims against both the Decedent’s probate and non-probate assets. Date of First Publication of this Notice: May 8, 2014 Signed: BYRON L. MISFELDT, Personal Representative Address for Mailing of Service: Joshua F. Grant, P.S. Attorney at Law P.O. Box 619 Wilbur, WA 99185 Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on May 8, 15, 22, 2014. #560652

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If you are buying or selling a home, you want someone you can rely on with years of experience to represent you.

Call one of our local Real Estate agents today to find the home of your dreams or to list your home!


19.5 Acres (per county records). Engh Road Frontage. Minutes from WalMart & Home Depot. Borders Omak City Limits on 2 sides. Owner Contract Available to qualified buyer - $100,000.00 15.8 acres (per county records) joins above property. Domestic Water. $75,000.00

Jan Asmussen, Broker - Owner 509-486-2138  158 Airport Rd - Tonasket, WA. 98855

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1510 Main St., Oroville 509-476-4444

Call Cindy or Rocky DeVon Lake Osoyoos Home! Great opportunity to purchase gorgeous water front property and fine tune the home yourself. This 3 bd / 2.5 ba home sits on 2.50 acres and has approx. 190 ft of low bank water frontage. Facing West, lots of sun and the nicest beach on the lake! Ski in ski out, lots of sand and small pebbles. This home needs to be finished, but 80% of it is done. There are heated tile floors, cathedral ceilings, large picture windows, a screened in porch, and large deck. MLS#623056 $590,000 The coffee is always on!


Windermere Real Estate / Oroville

Sandy Peterson & Ron Peterson, Dan Coursey & Doug Kee

Beautiful custom-log home on 21 acres in scenic Aeneas Valley. Open concept, 9’ walls, living, dining and kitchen. Includes a corner office,sunroom, and master bdrm with bath. Upstairs has 2 bdrms, loft, full bath and vaulted ceilings. Lower floor has family, storage rooms and garage, laundry w/ 1/2 bath. The property is fenced and gated, shelters, shop, garden shed, UGS, irrigation, and bonus cabin. Some equip included for pastures. NWML#606525 $389,900

Come get your map of all the Lakefront properties! 1411 Main St., P.O. Box 547 Oroville, WA 509-476-2121 Tamara Porter & Joan Cool


SPACIOUS HOME BOASTS A FABULOUS LOCATION ON SOUTHEAST SIDE OF LAKE OSOYOOS W/APPROX. 160 FEET PRIME BEACHFRONT. Living room & dining room have a spectacular view of lake from new vinyl windows, new laminate flooring, new roof. 3 bedrooms & 3 baths. Zoned for development w/subdivision potential. $649,900

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Isadore ‘Ike’ Williams

Isadore ‘Ike’ Williams

Isadore “Ike” Williams passed away on Sunday, April 27, 2014. He was born on March 30, 1941 in Vernon B.C. to Edward Joe Williams and Lucy Kinbasket from Enderby B.C. Ike was born in Canada and lived there and went to Indian Residential Schools until age 13 when he moved to Washington with his father and attended Oroville High School. In 1964, he met Bernice (Bunny) Williams and they moved in together on her 18th birthday. A year later they started their family with the birth of their oldest son, Richard Williams. They married in Reno, Nevada in 1968 and had their second son, Gary Williams in 1970. They raised their two sons in Oroville, in which they called “home.” Bunny and Ike were married for 47 years and were together for 51 years. Ike was always a hard worker, working every day until he retired. He worked for David Buckmiller from 1970 until1989.

In 1990 the family moved to Kent, Wash. where he worked for Continental Hardwoods as a Fork Lift Driver. He later worked for John Biele Orchards in Oroville from 1990 to 2006 when he semiretired. Ike remained active and continued working in the orchard, harvesting, picking apples and driving tractor. That is what he liked to do. Ike valued his family and was a proud father, husband, grandpa and friend. He was an all-around provider, hunting, salmon fishing, hard worker and encouraged Bunny and his two sons to get all the education they could. In California, he took heavy equipment operator training but he loved working outdoors so he always went back to the orchard. He was such a caring person that he opened his home to many including Janice Marcellay and Claude Marcellay who he raised until they graduated. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, Sky Lockheart (Richard and April Williams), twins Braden and Jaden (Richard and Leisa Day). His son, Gary Williams worked for WMs Gaming, installing Slot Machines and did not have time for a family. Ike would tease Gary and would always ask, “When are we going to hear the Pitter Patter of Feet running around?” Gary would laugh and say, “No, later... too busy working.” Ike never missed any of the boys’ games, whether it was baseball, hockey or wrestling. He was always there cheering them on. When the kids grew up and were gone, the couple looked at each other and said “what do you want to do?” and each responded, “I don’t know what do you want to do?” That is when they decided to start playing pool again. They had put pool on hold

for several years while their kids were growing up. Ike was very supportive of Bunny in everything she did. When she chose to further her education and return to Wenatchee Valley College and Eastern Washington University to get her Bachelors Degree. He would cook, clean, take care of the kids, all while remaining employed himself. His dedication to his wife was endless, he would drive her to work in Manson, Wash. and sit throughout her night shift and drive her home. Even during his illness, he would sit co-pilot and wait patiently for her. Ike was a trickster, he was always teasing and telling stories. Ike’s passion was playing pool. He played snooker when he was young and throughout the years, he continued to play pool. Ike and Bunny enjoyed the sport together. They would travel to Lincoln City, Ore. for Regional Pool Tournament every year and play Scotch Doubles and Singles and Team events. They would compete in the Nationals in Las Vegas in July of each year and played in BCA League for four years and played every Monday. Ike was a very proud man and didn’t say much, but when he spoke, things got done. Before he died he gave his last words to his sons and told Bunny she is the Boss and for the boys to listen to her. We will all miss him daily but we all know that he will always be by her side. On the night before he died, Bunny grabbed him by the shoulders and told him, “I love you” and he said, “I love you too.” So they said their good-byes and she stayed by his side until 3 a.m. when she went home to get some rest. Ike must have been content with that because he began his

journey home as soon as he knew she had made it home safely. Ike has earned his wings and will always be her co-pilot in spirit...

Pamela Snyman

Pamela Snyman

Pamela Snyman, 67, passed away at Confluence Hospital in Wenatchee, Wash. on April 28, 2014. Pamela was born April 26, 1947 in Kansas City, Missouri to Frank and Wilma Sheel. She was raised and educated in La Junta, Colo. Pam received her high school diploma in 1965 from La Junta High School. In 1967 she earned her Associate of Arts degree in Psychology from Otero Junior College, La Junta, Colo. and then went on to graduate with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Ohio State University in 1969. During college, Pam was President of Sigma Alpha Chi, she sat on the student council, was active in Art and Drama

Club, and was a photographer for the newspaper and yearbook. She married John Snyman in 1970 and later divorced. She started teaching in Oroville, Wash. and later at Virginia Granger Elementary in Okanogan. In 2008 Pamela got her Master’s of Education Degree in English as a Second Language. Pam was certified in the state of Washington for K-12 Bilingual Education, K-8 Elementary Education, K-12 English as a Second Language, 4 – 12 Psychology, and K- 12 Spanish. Over the years Pam’s work consisted of being a secretary for the Denver Symphony Orchestra from 1973-1975, working in the Peerless Restaurant in Oroville from 1976-1978, being a teacher’s aide at Oroville School District from 1985-1988, being an ESL teacher at Orondo School District during 1990, and being employed by Okanogan School District as Okanogan School District’s Director of Federal and State Projects from 1991 to March 28, 2014. Her passions after teaching were photography, reading, walking, glasswork, camping, being outdoors and travelling. She is survived by stepDaughter, Traci Neal and her husband Jon Neal; one sister, Patsy Fontenot; brothers, Keith and Glenn Sheel and sisters-inlaw, Maxine and Judy; niece, Pamela Fontenot; nephew Robert Fontenot Jr.; one grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son, Nathan Snyman; her brothers, Kay and L.J. Sheel and her parents. A Funeral Service is set for 4 p.m. Friday, May 9, 2014 at Precht-Harrison-Nearents Chapel, 2547 Elmway,

Okanogan, Wash. A potluck reception will follow the service at the Virginia Granger Elementary School. PrechtHarrison-Nearents Chapel and the Okanogan County Crematory of Okanogan are caring for the arrangements.

Memorial: Web Haullauer

Life celebration for Wilbur “Web” Hallauer from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 25 at O r o v i l l e ’s Lake Osoyoos Ve t e r a n s Memorial Park. Web said “Throw a party” so we’d like to invite family Web Hallauer and friends to please come and share your stories about Web. Food and drinks will be served. For a Web’s full obituary see


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