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Librarian indicted on five counts of sexual misconduct
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KinKade pleads not guilty at arraignment BY ZACHARY VAN BRUNT SPECIAL TO THE GAZETTE-TRIBUNE
OKANOGAN – A former Tonasket School District librarian accused of having sex with a high school senior was arraigned in Okanogan County Superior Court on Monday. Elizabeth Ann KinKade, 37, pleaded not guilty June 2 after Judge Henry A. Rawson indicted her on five counts of first-degree sexual misconduct with a minor. Elizabeth KinKade According to court documents, KinKade allegedly had that number of sexual encounters with an 18-year-old student enrolled at Tonasket High School. Even though the student in question – officially identified by the initials E.C.R. – is of the age of consent in Washington state, the law explicitly states: “A person is guilty of sexual misconduct with a minor in the first degree when… the person is a school employee who has… sexual intercourse with an enrolled student of the school who is at least sixteen years old and not more than twenty-one years old and not married to the employee, if the employee is at least sixty months [five years] older than the student.” At the time of the alleged rendezvouses, KinKade was 37, while E.C.R. was 18, nearly 19 years younger than she.
Above, the Founders Day Parade featured a number of unique floats, including this one dedicated to the Tonasket Water Ranch project. Aaron Kester did his best to get as many people as wet as possible. Right, the Shane Proctor Invitational Rodeo on Friday and Saturday featured the PBR circuit, which represented a major upgrade in the quality (and difficulty) of bullriding; bottom right, North Half performed at a street dance in downtown Tonasket on Saturday evening. Meanwhile in Cheney (below), Oroviille’s Sierra Speiker capped her high school track and field career with two state titles, as well as a state record in the 3200-meter run.
“Elizabeth stated she thought it was not an illegal act as the student is over 18 [years] of age and no sexual acts were performed on school property,” Tonasket Police Officer Audra Fuller wrote in a probable cause document filed with the court. In the same document, Fuller wrote that KinKade and E.C.R. both said the two had consensual sex up to five times, including at the KinKade residence and in her vehicle. “During the day, at least one time during lunch and other times after school/ after gym,” Fuller wrote, quoting E.C.R. about his alleged escapades with the former librarian. KinKade responded similarly: “During [the] day, after school and at least once at lunch time.” Tonasket attorney Anthony Castelda represented KinKade at the arraignment, where Rawson issued a general assault protection order forbidding KinKade to contact the high school student. KinKade agreed to not contact him directly, indirectly or through a third party, and to knowingly stay 300 feet away from his residence, school and place of employment. Violating that protection order would constitute a criminal offense. KinKade had agreed to a similar pretrial sexual assault protection order at her preliminary court appearance on May 21, where she was released on her own recognizance. That order expired Monday. Rawson scheduled KinKade’s omnibus hearing for Monday, July 7, at 8:30 a.m. A status conference was slated for July 21, also at 8:30 a.m., and a trial date scheduled for July 29. All dates are subject to change based on the court’s calendar.
Echo Bay to end Buckhorn gold exploration
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Sarmiento stays as OHS Principal Most students in valley going on to college BY GARY A. DE VON MANAGING EDITOR
OROVILLE – Although the decision wasn’t announced during the Monday, May 26 Oroville School Board meeting, it appears OHS Principal Kristin Sarmiento will not be transferred back to a teaching position for the 2014-15 school year. “The board overturned the transfer,” said Sarmiento, upon coming out of the district office about 10 minutes after the board had officially adjourned. At a special meeting, held in closed door session the previous Wednesday, May 21, the school board met to discuss whether or not to reconsider Superintendent Steve Quick’s decision to end Sarmiento’s position as high school principal and transfer her back to a teaching position next year. Sarmiento
had requested the board reject Quick’s decision and she remain as principal. After hearing from Quick, Sarmiento and several of the high school staff, the district’s attorney, Rockie Hansen said state law, (RCW 28A.405.230) allowed the board to make the final decision without returning to open session. She said, instead the board had 10 days to inform Sarmiento in writing about whether to transfer or not. Apparently the board ruled in favor of Sarmiento, who had several teachers write letters of support, as well as testify one at a time during the closed-door meeting.
LEADER IN ME GRANT As usual Monday’s board meeting started with “good news and announcements” and it was reported that the Oroville Elementary had received a Leader in Me grant. “You know Waterville had to apply three times... so this is a huge, huge accomplishment,” said School Director Todd Hill. According to their website: The Leader
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PROTEST FOR POPULAR TEACHER During the public comment period, School Director Rocky DeVon said, “It’s come to my attention that several people are here to discuss an item not on the agenda regarding an employee. It would be illegal to discuss with him not here.” Although DeVon, the board chairman, did not mention the employee by name, just outside the district board room’s win-
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REPUBLIC – Echo Bay Exploration, a subsidiary of Toronto-based Kinross Gold, has decided to call it quits and withdraw their Buckhorn Mountain Exploration Project. The exploration had been proposed on nearly 10,000 acres of federal, state and private lands surrounding the Buckhorn Gold Mine which has a closing date in 2015. The company made the announcement on Wednesday, May 28. Their proposal to drill up to 965 exploration holes began in 2009 and had been undergoing development of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) when the termination announcement was made. “After five years of effort this is obviously a serious decision, not taken lightly by the company,” said Deana Zakar, Community and Government Relations Specialist with Echo Bay Minerals. “Echo Bay Exploration is evaluating exploration opportunities in the region, including the perspective of which can be authorized within a reasonable time frame. Echo Bay conducts its mining and exploration activities to high technical and environmental standards, which would apply to future exploration activities,. The Plan of Operations that Kinross
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submitted was to do exploration 24/7, utilizing up to 20 drill rigs simultaneously in the Okanogan Highlands above the town of Chesaw, near the US/Canada international border, according to the Okanogan Highlands Alliance (OHA), a watchdog group that has been critical about the mine and it’s parent company in the past. They say questions materialized in the agencies’ environmental review process regarding the accuracy of wetland inventories and the lack of adequate baseline water quality data, in areas where work was proposed such as on steep slopes and through a rare remnant cedar ecosystem. “OHA welcomes the termination of the massive exploration proposal,” said David Kliegman, Executive Director of the OHA in a recent press release. “Kinross/Echo Bay is facing the economic reality that its ‘blank check’ approach for unfettered exploration over an entire large block of lands was not going to be feasible if the agencies were going to seriously analyze the impacts,” he added. The Kinross proposal called for clearing almost all vegetation in up to three 160-acre areas and for drilling exploration holes on as close as 50-foot centers, with associated drill pads and waste dumps, but Kinross/Echo Bay would not identify up front specifically where the mineral exploration would take place. The US Forest Service and the state Department of Natural Resources were
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TONASKET FOUNDERS DAY PARADE The Tonasket Founders Day Parade, themed “Through a Child’s Eyes,” filled the streets with crowds and lasted for nearly 90 minutes, starting with the presentation of colors and Hattie Buchert singing the national anthems for both the United States and Canada. Left, Grand Marshal Kari Alexander takes in the parade from the back of Lee Orr’s classic car; below left, Jana Symonds and Lori Sawyer wave to the crowd from their horse and buggy. Below, the Tonasket Tiger leads the way for the awardwinning Tonasket High School Marching Band.
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Photos by Brent Baker The post-rodeo street dance drew a large, if late-arriving, crowd on Saturday evening where the family friendly event drew plenty of kids young and old to enjoy food and the music of North Half. Top left, North Half’s Todd Mathews, also a Tonasket Elementary first grade teacher, coaches Jacie Richey through her first public performance. Jacie had been taking guitar lessons for about two weeks. Bottom left, Claire Jeffko (right) and Symarah Plumb keep the rhythm going while Mayor Patrick Plumb tries to do a little fatherly dance instruction; below right, a slightly older group of girls line up for “dance pictures;” Above right, early on, most of the dancing was done by the younger set, particularly some of Mathews’ first grade “groupies.”
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Life after Buckhorn: ‘Social Closure Planning’ begins Kinross Kettle River – the impacts of closure. His- • Assisting with existing community planning efBuckhorn (KRB) promotes torically, closure plans foforts in Ferry and Okanogan Counties, which an ongoing dialogue with cused more on employment may include creation of community task force communities wherever we elements and reclamation and/or commissioning sustainable community operate. We strive to proefforts than they did on complanning strategies mote lasting benefits to the munity planning and socio- • Holding a variety of business and community focommunities where we work economics. rums, specific to sector, to review impacts and by supporting sustainable iniThroughout the upcoming provide support through relevant planning tools tiatives to advance the commonths, KRB will be conand resources munities’ priorities. As the ducting a variety of activities, • Having individual meetings with business ownend of mine life nears for the including a social and ecoers and other stakeholders to discuss specific Buckhorn Mine, Kinross is nomic impact assessment impacts undertaking an assessment specific to closure that will be • Conducting community surveys of the implications, in order instrumental in assisting with • Increasing company communications and proto have an informed dialogue community and viding social mewith the community and plan business plandia outreach for the future. ning efforts. The During the past When Kinross opened assessment will six years that the In the coming months, Kinross will look the Buckhorn Mine in 2008, for look at a variety Buckhorn Mine ways to ease the transition to a postthe anticipated Life of Mine mine economy in Ferry and Okanogan of issues, includhas been in op(LOM) was seven years, as communities large and small. ing direct, indirect eration, KRB predicted by extensive geoand induced emhas consistently logic modeling and results of exploratory drilling ployment, payroll and spending; spedemonstrated an activities. The original LOM plan has not signifi- cific impact of taxes and other govexemplary safety cantly changed, with the current operation ex- ernment spending; population trends; performance repected to conclude mining activities in mid-2015. community investment and infracord and responWhile this schedule is not sible environmenstructure dea surprise to the company tal management. velopment; or to the community, as We’ve also taken impacts on Kinross takes pride in its socioeconomic closure approaches, cerpride in contriblocal schools, contribution to neighboring areas, and is tain impacts on the econuting to our local u t i l i t i e s , committed to making the coming transition omy and social structure h e a l t h c a r e as smooth as possible. communities by of the local communities and other sosupporting a wide will begin to be realized. cial services; the overall range of community initiatives driven by you – our In preparation for this health and wellness of hardworking and dedicated friends, employees eventuality, KRB is develthe community; impacts and neighbors. Throughout this closure process oping and implementing a Citizens are invited to participate in the process, on real estate; and finally, and as the realities surrounding mine closure beprocess known as “Social by attending public forums and sharing concerns charitable contributions come more apparent, we will continue to be comClosure Planning.” While and ideas with Kinross and community leaders. and volunteerism. mitted to our priorities of safety, environment and mining communities such as those in Ferry and Once completed, KRB will be able to use the community by working with you to make this tranOkanogan Counties are very familiar with the life information gathered to conduct additional activi- sition as smooth as possible. cycle of mines, it has only been recently that there ties in the local communities to help ease the tranIf you have questions or would like to become has been much of an emphasis on preparing the sition to post-mine closure. These activities may more involved in our planning process, please social and economic aspects of communities for include: contact Deana Zakar at 509-775-3157 x125.
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principal | FROM A1 dow, protesters, mostly students, could be seen, and heard, chanting and holding up signs demanding teacher Ryan Frazier be retained by the district. Frazier is a first year teacher at Oroville and his name was not among those on the re-hire list for the coming school year which was approved later in the meeting. As a first-year teacher Frazier is probationary and is not an automatic rehire. While waiting to speak on Sarmiento’s behalf the previous week the popular teacher said that it was Supt. Quick, not the principal, who had made the decision not to include him on the rehire list – a list he was included on the previous April, according to Frazier.
HOSTS Marlene Barker, director of the HOSTS (Help One Student to Succeed) reading program discussed the success of HOSTS at Oroville Elementary. “It’s a research-based intervention program for second and third grade students,” said Barker, who adds that HOSTS is in its 22nd year at Oroville. “The students receive individualized instruction from mentors from the community. The mentors help keep the kids in school and HOSTS helps with their homework and throughout the student’s academic career,” said Barker. She added that some recent students had entered the program with only a first year reading level and are now at a 3.5 or 3.7 reading level. “The program started in 1992 at the Oroville Elementary... 22 years ago. We have one mentor who has been there every single year,” Barker said. “So I just wanted to say I appreciate your support and hope to have it in the future as well.” Sixth Grade Camp Elementary teacher Julie Schilgen reported on the success of the recent Sixth Grade Camp at Lost Lake. “It wouldn’t be possible without all our presenter,” she said, listing a number of the presenters and programs during the weeklong camp. These included presentations on wildfires, noxious weeds, fire extinguishers, loons, beavers, wetlands, aquatic insects, wolverines, the importance of thinning
trees, planting trees, fire prevention, wild flowers, watersheds and water quality. She also said there are a number of night classes including birdhouse building, nature art, geocaching, fly tying, emergency shelters, day packs and track casting. “The kids learn a lot about camp life, like carrying firewood, doing the dishes and cleaning,” she added.
Staff Reports In addition to hearing a report from Lili Hilderbrand, the student representative to the board, reports were given by the principals, superintendent and business manager. Principal Sarmiento said the district recently completed its secondary accreditation. “We received the accreditation and are now good for five more years,” she said. She also reported that she had met with some of the district’s Running Start partners and it looked like the high school will be able to offer more college classes than ever before. And at least one four-year college, Central Washington University, is looking at making two-year Associate of Arts degrees available, while other colleges are resistant to doing so. “If all goes well we will be on track to offer AA degrees within the next four years,” she said. “Is that something that we should be legislating for?” asked DeVon. “If colleges don’t accept them as transfer credits then I think that’s what you should do,” replied Sarmiento. “It looks like it might not be as difficult as we once thought.” Sarmiento also presented a slide showing a graph comparing the different school districts in the county and the number of graduates who go on to two and four-year degrees. With the exception of the Methow Valley School District, a higher percentage of Oroville graduates continue on to post secondary education up and down the valley, according to the state statistics. “We always hear rumblings that Oroville kids are not going on to college and I know that’s not true,” said Sarmiento. “This is a positive, it doesn’t matter if we are the biggest or smallest district, Oroville is the highest up and down the (Okanogan)
valley.” She added that she would like to see the number even higher, but asked the board to keep in mind the data did not include the many kids who go into the military or seek education in a trade, like through a lineman or mechanics school. “Lots of our kids attend post secondary schools, but they’re not necessarily two- or four-year colleges,” she said. “We also need to follow the kids, to track and see if they finish their two- or four-year degree, or if they quit and get a job early because some students just get offers they can’t refuse. Supt. Quick reported that the district would be opening bids on the remodel the bathrooms at the elementary school at a special board meeting on Tuesday, June 3. School Director Brad Scott emphasized his desire to try and hire a local contractor to do the work and put the dollars back into the community. Quick assured the board that the bid package had been advertized locally and felt that the district would be getting some interest from local contractors.
Rehire List Under “New Business” the board voted on several items on the agenda, including approving the rehire list – hiring teachers for the upcoming school year. Several people were in the audience that wanted to discuss the fact that Frazier was not on the list. “This meeting is for the hire list; not the non-hire list. It would be illegal to discuss... it would be a violation of the employee’s rights,” said DeVon, who suggested those present attend the next meeting of the board on June 23. While DeVon was making the comment the sound of people outside shouting “Frazier, Frazier, Frazier” could be heard. Business Manager Shay Shaw reported on several expenses, as well as the forecast the school would be receiving $80,000 to $100,000 in energy incentives from the BPA for the improvements in the HV/AC system at the high school. She also reported that the district’s enrollment was continuing its downward slide. “As of the May 1st count we probably dropped five or six kids,” she said.
Property owners in Tonasket area notified of value changes Open Space values are increasing The Gazette-Tribune
OKANOGAN - The Okanogan County Assessor’s Office mailed out approximately 16,000 notice of value change forms May 30 to property owners primarily located within the Tonasket School District, as well as landowners county wide that have property in the Open Space commercial farm and agricultural property tax classification. The State requires that onesixth of the county be physically inspected each year. Most of the land within the Tonasket School District was located in this year’s physical inspection area, according to Steve Furman, Okanogan County Assessor. Some neighbor-
hoods in the Methow Valley were also adjusted to reflect the real estate market in that area, he said in a press release last Monday. “Changes in value varied based upon location with some assessments staying in a similar range as the prior value while others were adjusted to reflect sales that have occurred in that particular neighborhood. These new values will affect taxes paid in 2015,” Furman said. Change of value notices were also mailed to property owners who have property in the Open Space commercial farm and agricultural property tax classifications as most of those values increased incrementally. Open Space values are based upon a formula that capitalizes the five year average net income derived from the various crops grown such as alfalfa, wheat or tree fruit.
Furman’s office encourages anyone who has questions on their assessment to call the office at 509-422-7190. Appeals must be received by the Okanogan County Board of Equalization by Monday, July 1, 2014. Appeal forms can be accessed from the web: www.okanogancounty. org or you can call the Board of Equalization at 509-422-7100 and they can mail a form to you.
Echo Bay Exploration searching for gold near the Buckhorn gold mine on Buckhorn Mountain, about 18 miles east of Oroville.
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OROVILLE – The Oroville Chamber of Commerce is looking to the community to help with this year’s Fourth of July Fireworks. In the past this community and patriotic event has been put on solely with the help of private donations and the hard work from a handful of people (mainly thanks to Dane Forrester), says the organizations. Some of those
private donations are not available this year and the Oroville Chamber is sponsoring the event this year and is asking for more community support. This is an already developed and well attended event the chamber would like to expand upon. They are working on several great additions to this year’s show, including a national anthem or patriotic song contest (the winner will perform just before the fireworks), a boat parade, expanded
Citizens groups appeal Comp Plan decision Comprehensive plan should have EIS, they say The Gazette-Tribune
TWISP – Two public interest groups have filed an appeal of the Okanogan County’s decision that the newest draft of the Comprehensive Plan and related “Interim” Zoning Ordinance do not require an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to adequately inform decision-makers and the public of resulting impacts to the environment. The Methow Valley Citizens’ Council and Futurewise (formerly 1,000 Friends of Washington) have jointly filed the appeal. They say the draft reverses the county’s previous position that an impact statement should be done. The groups have requested that the recent Determination of Non Significance (DNS) be remanded to the Planning Director for preparation of an EIS. Planning Director Perry Hustaon recently changed his decision to issue an EIS based upon his determination that the most recent draft of the Comprehensive Plan is no longer sufficiently different from the current 50-year-old Comprehensive Plan to require an EIS, according to the groups. They claim the county is responsible to reveal and analyze not only the differences between the proposed Comprehensive Plan and the current Plan, but also the probable impacts of the proposed Plan.
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The groups contend that the Environmental (SEPA) Checklist used to determine whether or not an EIS is necessary did not adequately reveal a variety of serious potential impacts under the proposed Comprehensive Plan. These, they say, include designating areas for future high density residential development where water is already overallocated and allowing the possibility for glue manufacturing, asphalt batch plants, rendering, and waste disposal landfills to be built over sensitive aquifers or within proximity of public water supplies. The impacts of paving over orchards and farmlands in areas zoned for 1-acre lots and the effects of densely located septic systems upon wells are also of great concern. MVCC Board member Isabelle Spohn said, “After seven years of input by the public, it is disappointing to see a document that minimizes both the value of scientific information and the thoughtful work of many citizens toward planning sensible future development.” Tim Trohimovich, attorney for the organizations, questioned the validity of county assertions that an EIS is not needed because plans and ordinances such as the Shoreline Master Program and Critical Areas Ordinance will provide needed environmental protections and impact mitigation measures. He pointed out that these documents have not yet been adopted and the county is well behind schedule in meeting its state-mandated obligations to update them.
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“The SEPA Checklist does not disclose the impacts that will occur if these mitigation measures are adopted late or never adopted,” he said. “The Comprehensive Plan guides the future direction of all areas of our county, and MVCC remains committed to protection of the Methow Valley’s natural environment and rural character as a part of this planning effort,” adds Phil Millam, MVCC VicePresident.
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Supporters of first-year teacher Ryan Frazier gathered outside the Oroville School District office to show their support for the popular instructor. Frazier is not on the rehire list for the 2014-2015 school year. The chanting protesters were mostly made up of students, but Frazier had parents, including his own, outside while the school board met on Monday, May 26.
the lead agencies doing the environmental review, with the state Department of Ecology as a supporting agency. Kinross has canceled all cost share agreements with the agencies. Kinross stated clearly that it will not abandon efforts to explore in the area. In the future they plan to focus on specific exploration targets that would provide greater opportunity to streamline the process, according to OHA. “The impacts of past exploration and current mining on Buckhorn cannot be looked at in isolation,” he adds. “The process involves releasing contaminants that were tied up in rock into surface and groundwater. The purpose of our laws is to understand the impacts before actions are taken. It is essential that the agencies take a careful, ‘look before you leap’ approach to protect the land, water and wildlife.” The group says it will continue to examine and analyze exploration proposals in North Central Washington, “working to ensure that clean water is protected for future generations.” OHA describes itself as a nonprofit organization that works to educate the public about watershed issues, including the environmental threats of large-scale mining.
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May soon have to share the road
The county has won their fight, at least for now, to allow All Terrain Vehicles, or ATVs, on nearly 600 miles of county roads. This opens up our small towns to the additional tourists that need to run to town for supplies, visit restaurants and to see the sights. It could definitely bring in more tourist dollars for those that don’t want to hop in the car to make the journey – especially for places like Loomis, Chesaw and Molson. It seems to be good business for Conconully already, so perhaps some of those benefits should be spread around. However, I’m of two minds - I see ATVs as a potential economic benefit, as well as a potential hazard on the road. It’s hard enough dodging cars and trucks that don’t want to share the road with motorcycles designed to travel over paved roads and have been with us for nearly as long as their have been four wheeled vehicles. Will it be any better for ATVs which are generally lower to the ground, harder to see and not primarily designed to go over pavement, especially at highway speed? Methow Valley Citizen’s Council and Conservation Northwest, two groups that have been fighting the county on this issue say the ruling opens up the potential for “significant environmental impact.” They are appealing the county commissioner’s ruling and ask that they set aside the Determination of Non-Significance and perform a “more realistic and careful environmental assessment or change the proposal by eliminating certain roads that are proposed for Out of ATV access.” The groups say a flaw in the commissioners’ reasoning is the assumption that no My Mind ATV operators would illegally ride off road, Gary A. DeVon contrary, they say, to overwhelming evidence to the contrary. This illegal off-roading is especially damaging on public lands which protect habitat for sensitive fish and wildlife species and the proposal opens many roads that provide access to public lands. While this is bound to be true – some people will abuse the privilege – these groups also assume the worst of riders, painting them all with an “outlaw” brush. ATVs can cause damage, I’ve seen it first hand on a family member’s ranch roads where improper off-roading led to erosion that cost the rancher money to fix. However, just as not all bikers are “outlaws,” ATV riders aren’t either. The laws against harming the environment through illegal off-roading apply to them just the same as if the commissioners hadn’t created greater access. I’d think the last thing we’d want to do is make our public lands harder to get to for legitimate recreational enjoyment. And perhaps, it will make access for those who have disabilities even easier. I keep coming back to safety and wonder whether we will see an increase in injuries, not due to improper behavior, but more so from vehicles not designed to travel at 50 mph down County 7 or any of the many roads included in the county’s decision. Enforcement costs will likely go up, as may the cost of first responders. Only time will tell. For now, we need to make ourselves aware and do our best to share the road and hope things work out for the best. If my experience with some of he “cagers” out there, those that drive cars and trucks, we may be in for some real potential traffic issues. My best advice is to pretend like you’re invisible, because to many drivers, you will be. Be aware of your surroundings, and for heaven’s sake wear the best safety gear you can afford. It only has to work once, but it could save your life. According to the appellants, no date for the hearing on the appeal of the county’s SEPA determination has been set. A hearing on the ATV ordinance itself, opening 600 miles of county roads, is scheduled for June 16 at 3 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Hearing Room in Okanogan.
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Implications of Comp Plan are mind-boggling
Dear Editor, After a convoluted multi-year process, the Okanogan County Commissioners have released their purported final draft of the County’s Comprehensive Plan. It includes an “interim” Zoning ordinance with missing elements, an incomplete Shoreline Review and an attempt to jam as much construction as possible onto productive farmland, sensitive natural areas, and open space. The implications are indeed mind-boggling. For example, while the proposed Plan map designates orchards northeast of Brewster and farmland in the Okanogan River Valley as “Rural,” the proposed Interim-Zone Map zones these same areas Rural 1 (dividable into one acre parcels.) On these proposed “rural” parcels, some examples of permitted uses are: multi-family apartment buildings, compost manufacturers, air cargo terminals, auto sales, banks, indoor swimming pools, stadiums, manufactured home sales, meat packing plants, clinics, petroleum service stations, quarries, and retail stores. And this is only a fraction of the proposed uses. None of the impacts of paving over orchards and farmland for all of these uses are ever analyzed or disclosed. Just do the math. Here is the ultimate build-out of apartment buildings using the proposed 2014 County Interim Zoning ordinance combined with the allowed number of lots and apartments proposed for Unincorporated Okanogan County: In Low
Density Residential Districts, 52,150 apartments would be allowed; in the Methow Review District, 54,726 apartments; and in the Minimum Requirement Districts 3,027,843 would be allowed! And this is supposed to be the plan for our County’s future? Please take some time to familiarize yourself with the proposed Comprehensive Plan and send in your comments tophuston@ co.okanogan.wa.us by June 16. This plan is definitely not ready for prime time. Sincerely, Jim Brennan Twisp, WA
Concerned about County Comprehensive Plan
Dear Editor, I live in the Methow Valley and am concerned about the recently released final draft of the new County Comprehensive Plan and “interim” Zoning Ordinance. Public comments are due to the Okanogan County Planning Department by June 16 at phuston@ co.okanogan.wa.us. If you are interested in possible densities of people and housing in your area, I’d recommend you take a look at the “Interim Zone Map” atwww.okanogancounty.org/planning <http://www.okanogancounty.org/planning> (in the middle section of the page, not the tab at the top.) It helps to have a USFS or other map available. You will see yellow areas lining county roads, which are zoned for one dwelling
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Blues Fest price to much Dear Editor, I send a lot of time in Orville and was there for the Run to the Border. I was very disappointed at the lack of organization at the Deep Bay Park.There were a lot of bikes that came to hear the music and camp, but have to pay $25.00 to enter that was unreal. Then there was no food venders at the park there was beer and isn’t that against the law to serve alcohol and not have food there also. Maybe there should be some long hard looks at how things are handled an make it a good weekend for all the businesses not just a few. D. Gardner Okanagan Falls, BC Editor’s Note: I’m going to break my own rule about commenting the same week as a letter comes in. I was just one of many volunteers that helped put on the inaugural blues fest. The event was advertised on both sides of the border– posters, the web, radio, newspapers and word of mouth. It should come as no surprise tickets were going to cost $25 at the gate. In this day and age, that’s a reasonable price to hear six bands. I think the majority of those that attended would agree. There were also at least two food vendors during the event, so I am not sure where you got the idea food was not available. Lastly, by keeping a big chunk of the Run for the Border riders in town for longer than a few hours it did a lot to help support our community’s businesses, not just a few. G.A.D.
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possible per lot (one acre) plus an additional residential structure (which can be another home.) This fairly dense zoning is claimed by the county to be for lands within one mile of a County “arterial.” An arterial is usually defined as a high-capacity urban road which delivers traffic to freeways or expressways at the highest level of service, many being limited-access roads. However, when I checked roads lined with yellow lots, I found everything from paved two-lane roads to a jeep trail. And many of these lots are much more than a mile from any paved road. Does it make sense to allow two homes on one acre in areas that are accessible only by dirt or gravel roads (or less?) If such dense development occurs in these outlying areas, what will be the cost to the public of bringing needed services to these developments? How about the growing concerns about contamination of wells with densely located septic systems? And are people who live in such relatively remote areas really looking for many close neighbors? Check it out - let your thoughts be known! Sincerely yours, Isabelle Spohn Twisp
A message to the Class of 2014 OPINION BY U.S. REP DOC HASTINGS FOURTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
The month of June brings a stream of graduation ceremonies and festivities. It is truly a rewarding and exciting time for graduates and their families as personal struggles are overc o m e and goals are reached. As your representative in Congress, I want to take this opportunity to recognize the Class of 2014 Rep. Doc Hastings and congratulate them on their achievements. From long-term high unemployment and a record national debt to the threat of those who hate our very way of life, there is no question you face challenges. However, as I look toward the future, I’m confident that our country will be in good, capable hands. America is relying on you to overcome these
challenges with strength and determination and move our nation forward. No matter which path you choose, whether it is continuing your education, finding a job, or answering the call to serve in our Armed Forces, please know that I support efforts to create more opportunities and certainty for the Class of 2014. My colleagues and I in the House of Representatives have passed dozens of pro-growth bills aimed at creating good-paying jobs and making college more affordable. As graduates, you are entering a world that holds tremendous opportunities. However, it’s up to you to take advantage of them – to step forward and actively use your talents and intellect to better our great state and the community in which you live. Not only will your efforts create a better world for you, your children, and grandchildren to live in, you will certainly feel rewarded knowing that you played a part in their success. Just as those friends, teachers,
and family members who have helped you reach where you are today, you will make a difference on others’ lives too – if you accept the challenge. To the Class of 2014, I congratulate you on obtaining your high school diploma. This is a significant achievement and a rewarding experience that you will always remember. Be proud of yourself and your accomplishments. There’s no question your family and friends are proud. On behalf of the Fourth Congressional District of Central Washington, I wish you the best of luck as you go out into the world and set out to follow your dreams and accomplish your goals. Hastings is Chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources. The committee has jurisdiction over most federal land use and water policies, including national forests, national parks and monuments, wilderness areas, national scenic areas, Indian reservations and BLM lands.
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No music at elementary? Hope it’s not true A new month and I wonder if it will slip away as rapidly as May did? We’ve had some sunshine and some rain and lotsa wind, so for the most part it has been “sweater weather.” Pretty good weather for the flowers and gardens to grow. An email from Diane (Kelso) Broemer brought sad news. Only a week before she was telling me of the plans, in July, for her mom’s, 100th birthday, but unfortunately her mom had a stroke and didn’t wait for the party. Eva Kelso was among the first folks I met, on moving to Oroville. when they were residents at Enloe Dam, where Mr. Kelso was employed. Condolences go out to the family. This Saturday, June 7 is the service of Ruthie (Johnston) Sexson, in Spokane at the Whitworth Presbyterian Church. Darlene (Loney) Owyn was in town for a few days, on her return from
Morale Boxes for your soldier Submitted by Daralyn Hollenbeck President, Blue Star Mothers
We’ve accepted an invitation from the ROTC Cadets of Washington State University, the Arnold Air Society, to join them in a mission to increase and enhance the morale of our active duty soldiers. This partnership creates an inlet and outlet for Comfort Boxes to be shipped to soldiers in remote locations who are in need of a touch from home and supplies not provided to them by the military. Last month we received 14 boxes of snacks, personal hygiene items, books, and more from the ROTCs that they had collected
Proceeds from beer garden go to scholarships Submitted by Sue Wisener Tonasket Eagles #3002
It’s warm enough in the early morning and evening for some good fishing in several different places. A big thanks goes out to all that helped with the two-day beer garden at the rodeo, all the proceeds will go towards the three scholarships that will be given out at graduation. Congratulations to Jeff
Making you healthy, wealthy and wise Submitted by Suzanne Dailey Howard Tonasket Farmers Market
“Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise,” states an old adage. As a life-long night owl, I can’t attest to the benefits of an earlier bedtime, but I can testify to the benefits of shopping at Tonasket Farmers’ Market; increased health, wealth and wisdom! This week we’ll take a closer look at the health benefits of patronizing your local farmers’ market. You may already appreciate the health value of eating fresh local produce. The mixed greens and early vegetables available this time of year at the mar-
Springfield, Missouri where she had spent some time with her son Keith and Mary. The lot on the corner of 21st Street and Highway 97 that has been graced with numerous “porta potties” makes for a welcoming(?) entry into town, seems to be vacant, again. Yea! It is the season of yard sales. They’re on every corner and also in between. Did you ever eat at a Cracker Barrel Restaurant? If you ever have the opportunity, and like good ole’ Southern cooking, stop at one. Not too many of out here in the West, yet. Our granddaughter has been so good to keep us updated with pictures of her baby, by internet but I’m so anxious to hold her. Bev Storm has hit a snag in her transition to getting out of therapy, so the time is to be a bit longer, before she gets home.
BLUE STAR MOTHERS from WSU campus students. Our job is to package and distribute these items to airmen, soldiers, sailors, or guards. But we need to know of their need! Our store room is FULL. These items are ready and waiting to encourage and uplift those who are serving. You have that information. Our group is not given master lists of those from our area that are deployed or in remote locations. You need to send us the contact information of any service man or woman who could use a box from home. Be sure to let us know how many are in their unit, squad, or contingent,
TONASKET EAGLES Pedde who won the stihl weed eater. Don’t forget to come in and sign up for the Adopt-a-Highway clean up on June 8, everyone to meeting at the Aerie at 9 a.m. We are proud to keep our highways garbage free it can’t be done without your help. There will be Bingo this Friday at 7 p.m. and before that the kitchen is open at 5:30 p.m. Our Joker Poker has grown to $804. you could win half, come in and see
TONASKET MARKET REPORT ket are picked that day thereby retaining maximum nutrient values. Do you also recognize the health benefits of buying your garden starts locally? First of all, they are already acclimated to growing here in the Okanogan. Secondly, the farmers will tell you the planting conditions needed by each variety. Thirdly, you are getting out and doing your own gardening, healthy exercise for body, mind and soul. Annie Greene of Omak attends spring market sessions bringing vegetable, herb and perennial flower plant starts. Her specialty is day lilies. Visit with long-time vendors Lu from Dharma Farms, Ton from Leaping Sheep Farm, and Mariah from Heart of the Highlands to see the best tomato,
Friends of Betty Gideon will be sad helter-skelter “stuff” filling the air. to learn that she is seriously Watching the Seattle ill, in hospital, results of a Mariner’s play baseball the stroke, so I was told. past several games, has made It appears that the street me believe, just maybe they work that has had Central do know how to play the Ave. torn up for quite a while, game. One thing for sure is ready for the finish work they know how to chew buband the asphalt equipment is ble gum and I do believe not waiting to proceed. That has so many of have the nasty been a lengthy project. habit of chewing tobacco, as It is being rumored that they did a while back. The there will be no music pro- THIS & THAT new player Robinson Cano gram in the elementary makes the biggest bubbles, Joyce Emry school next term. If that is I believe. Bet you’d never true, I believe it to be a real guess that I was pretty good tragedy. In those years when a child’s at making bubbles, when I was about mind is being shaped and formed, music 12 and kids would pay me a penny for should be presented to them. There is blowing giant ones, and then I’d buy always money for sports and so often candy with my earnings. Remember music programs gets the short end of penny candy? I was a good customer. the stick. However I don’t know that a Hummingbirds have been very busy shortage of funds is the reason. I’ll make emptying the feeder, especially at dusk, an effort to find out if the rumors are where way too many try to drink at once, correct. so they end up fighting and no one gets I hate it when there is dissension in food. Also the finches and this year there our schools. Rumors fly and the public are a lot of the almost red ones. doesn’t know what to believe. I’d like to We have played cards with Margaret see some articles published with accu- and Bob Hirst and he is doing quite well. rate reasoning and facts and not have Not as quick as before but it’s probably
and whether male or female (if available). Send this info to ncw. email@example.com or call us at 509-485-2906. ROTC stands for Reserve Officers’ Training Corps. It is a college-based program for training commissioned officers for all branches of the Armed Forces.† ROTC graduates make up 30 percent of all active duty officers. Under ROTC, a student may receive scholarships that covering all or part of their college tuition, in return for an obligation of active military service after graduation. ROTC students attend college like other students, but also receive basic military training and officer training for their chosen branch by participating in regular drills during the school year, and extended training activities during the summer. how to play. It’s getting closer for the time to pay your dues. Auxiliary are $24 and regular $25 for benefit. Men’s went up $5 this year to $35 regular dues. If you wish you can mail them in P.O. Box 2107, Tonasket, WA 98855 or just stop by. Pinochle scores from last Sunday are as follows: first place Gladys Fifer, second place to Dave Russell, low score went to Jo Porter and last pinochle to Dave Russell and Gladys Fifer. We wish all those that may be ill a speedy recovery to good health. God Bless all. The Biggest Little Eagles in the State. pepper and herb plants. An added plus is that many plants at the market are organically grown, so you are starting out with healthy, pesticide-free plants. Family Health Centers has an informational booth at the Thursday afternoon market, where Laura Hernendez will gladly help you learn if you qualify for the Washington Apple Health program. Lillian Fry has information on the WIC (Women, Infants and Children) program. She says that checks are available to help purchase food and vegetables at the farmers’ market. If you are a new mom, pregnant or nursing, or with children under the age of five, see Ms. Fry to see if you qualify. A few final health benefits worth mentioning are the fresh air, sunshine and free smiles available every Thursday afternoon. Do something good for yourself and your family this week; shop healthy and local. See you at the market!
Molson Midsummer Festival June 21 Submitted By Marianne Knight Highlands Correspondent
This will be the first time for our new computer. The hope is that everything will go as it should. I would hate to make a trip into cyber space in the middle of a word. First off coming up will be Family Bingo Night at the grange hall on Friday June 6 at 7 p.m. We are getting several new players and the pay outs were as much as $15. Come and join in the fun. The buy in is $10 for 10 games. Bring some snacks to share and have a good time. The Rodeo Club has started the clean up and repairs that are necessary for the safety of all. They are looking forward to the big day. The next occasion before the Big Day in Chesaw on the 4th of July, will be the Molson Midsummer Festival on Saturday June 21 at the Molson School Museum and Grange Hall areas. The day will start off with the Summer Pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. The rest of the day will be full of special activities for your participation or entertainment. At 9 a.m. there will be a walk/run and a Classic Car Display. At 10:30 a.m. you can Decorate the
Thanks to many folks… Submitted by Jackie Valiquette
Events at the Community Cultural Center of Tonasket in June include the Tonasket Community Theater production of “The Taming of the Shrew,” a Shakespearean comedy adapted
to take place in the late 1960s. On stage at the CCC, June 12, 13, 14, 20, and 21 at 7:00 p.m.., with a Sunday, June 22, matinee at 4:00. Ticket price is $8.00 at various outlets, or at the door. This is the
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CCC’s biggest fundraiser of the year; however all the ticket proceeds from Opening Night will be donated to theTonasket Food Bank building purchase fund. Other events in June include: * June 23-27 - Apple Hill Art Camp. * Friday, June 27, 6:00 p.m. - Music in the Park at History Park, featuring Ian McFeron Duo. * Sunday, June 29, 2:00 p.m. - Free community meal.
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HILLTOP COMMENTS Maypole and at 11 a.m. the Big Parade will start with Davey, Silvie and Sandra Hilstad as Grand Marshals. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. the food concessions by Sitzmark Ski Club. From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. get ready for the horseshoe tournament, kids’ games, and new this year, the Amazing Molson Challenge (Scavenger Hunt and so much more). From 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. the Ed Forthun Memorial Frisbee Golf Tournament. At 1:45 p.m. all voting for favorite classic cars and others must be turned in. Then, at 2 p.m. the Car Show awards; drawing for quilt and picture, announcement of winner for candy jar guess (at the Grange Hall). By 2:30 p.m. any and all unclaimed door prizes must be picked up. Other afternoon activities: softball/volleyball. All-day activities include music, arts/ crafts. Door prize tickets will be drawn every half hour from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Prizes will be handmade items from local residents. Thank you all for your donations. Molson T-shirts available for purchase. The day’s proceeds go to Old Molson Ghost Town, School Museum maintenance and Molson Grange Hall. Attention crafters – tables are available call Jeanette at 509485-2035 or Mary Louise at 509485 3292. Watch for details on the Molson
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North Valley Community Schools is funded by student registrations, grants, business and private donations. No one funding source begins to cover the costs of running the program. We also operate with tons of volunteer help. Many thanks to all! We particularly want to thank Oroville School District for sup-
porting our program through their generous donation of the use of their facilities. We are grateful to the District for making this investment and for recognizing the value of the Community Schools Program. Don’t forget to buy your raffle ticket(s) for the Osoyoos Cruise. Tickets are available at several
School House 100th Anniversary Celebration on July 26th. Have lunch with us –Mike and Beth, Bob and Phyllis, Mike and Brenda, Sue, Duffy and Wendy on June 7 at 12:30 p.m. at the picnic tables by the Rodeo Hall. Free chili and chicken noodle soup community lunch. Call 509485 3848 if you have questions. Come for food, entertainment, friendship. Come pray for our community at 6 p.m. every Saturday evening at the Chesaw Memorial Building. Questions, call Mike or Beth 509-485 2397. Remember Sandra’s Store Fiona has opened down the road from the Grange Hall. She will be open all summer through Labor Day. Don’t forget the Farmer’s Market then will be every Saturday starting at 10 a.m. throughout the season. Saturday, June 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fiona will have the second annual Great GreenStock Exchange with garden plants, seeds, and stock of all kinds as well as a WSU Master Gardener on hand to answer your plant questions. And, the North American Wool Cooperative will be hosting a Craft Day at Fiona, June 10, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Any and all types of crafty folks are welcome! Call Sally Facer 509-485-3262 for more info. This week the favorite place on our Hilltop could be the Community Building or the Picnic tables. Or it could be the Molson Grange for Bingo on Friday. More favorite places next week. stores around town. Watch for the standup flyer with all the information. If you’re the winner, you not only pick the date for your cruise, but you may bring five others along, as well! How much better could it get? The winning ticket will be drawn on June 15. Classes next week include the Wild Flower Tour on Tuesday, June 10 and the Heartsaver First Aid/AED class on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 10 and 11. Call Ellen at 509-476-2011, email her at community.schools@oroville. wednet.edu or register online at www.northvalleycommunityschools.com.
Conversations About Finances Is Important For Newlyweds FINANCIAL FOCUS Sandra Rasmussen Financial Advisor 32 N Main St. Suite A Omak, WA 98841 509-826-1638 www.edwardjones.com Member SIPC Reported by Edward Jones
“Taming of the COMMUNITY Shrew” highlights CULTURAL a busy June CENTER
good therapy to help toward getting more movement of his right arm and shoulder, that was damaged from a fall. I have left this portion ‘til the last, as it is most difficult to write about. Have you ever known a person and just wanted them to be around forever? That was my feeling with Kay (Sherling) Tracy. Of course, reality teaches us differently. Kay’s life came to an end May 30. I have known her for over 60 years. She had her highs and lows, her ups and downs, good times bad times and always came through with understanding and smiles. She was indeed a friend to me and my husband, and so many other folks. She was the first person to babysit our first daughter, other than family and she soon became like family to us. She never tired of hugs and it was interesting to see her at a gathering and just watch the many that would spot her and head straight to her and add yet another hug. It was sad when she could no longer speak the words she wished to convey and that’s when the smiles and memories kick in. I’m so pleased that I had the opportunity to know Kay, through the many years. We’ll miss her smiling face and treasure the memories.
June is a popular month for weddings. If you’re getting married this month, you no doubt have many exciting details to discuss with your spouse-to-be. But after you get back from the honeymoon, you’ll want to have another discussion — about your finances. It might not sound glamorous, but couples who quickly “get on the same page” regarding their financial situation are actually taking a step that can help them immensely as they build their lives together. As you start talking about your finances, be sure to cover these areas: Separate or joint checking/savings accounts — Some couples create joint checking and savings accounts, others keep everything separate and still others find a middle ground — joint accounts along with smaller, separate accounts. There’s really no one “right” way for everyone, but whichever
method you choose, make sure you’re both each of you want to retire? And what sort of aware of where your money is, how it can be retirement lifestyle do you have in mind? By answering these and other key questions, accessed, and by whom. you’ll be formulating a set of goals. And from Debts — Both you and your spouse may there, you can devise a strategy for attaining be bringing in debts, such as student loans these goals. or credit cards, to the marriage. You don’t necessarily have to do everything possible Investment styles — Both you and your to get rid of these debts immediately, but you spouse will unquestionably need to invest if should set up reasonable payment plans that you are going to achieve your goals, such as a will allow you to lower your overall debt load comfortable retirement. However, each of you so you can free up money to invest for the may have a different investment style — for example, one of you might be an aggressive future. investor, willing to take more risk for the Spending and saving — Newlyweds are possibility of greater returns, while the other often surprised to discover how different is more conservative, ready to accept lower they are from each other in the area of returns in exchange for greater preservation of spending versus saving. You don’t have to principal. To pursue your strategy for reaching try to radically change each other, but you your objectives, each of you may have to both need to be aware that your spending compromise somewhat on your “investment and saving decisions now have greater personality.” To achieve this balance, you may consequences than when you were both need to consult with a financial advisor. single. To illustrate: If one of you is more of a spender and is used to running up big credit Finances are an important part of any card bills, these actions can clearly affect both marriage. By communicating regularly and of you. To avoid problems of this type, you will working together, you and your spouse can need to communicate clearly with each other build a solid financial foundation for your lives together. Goals — It’s important for married couples to clearly establish their financial goals. Do This article was written by Edward Jones for you want to purchase a house? If so, when? use by your local Edward Jones Financial If you’re going to have children, will you Advisor. want to help them pay for college? When do
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COMMUNITY CALENDAR Playing the Mighty Uke OROVILLE - It’s a small instrument with just four strings. In this North Valley Community School class you will learn the functions of each part of the ukulele, finger positions, basic chords, and how to play a few simple chorded songs. Strum and pick your way to a bunch of fun with this delightful instrument in four sessions beginning June 5. This miniature guitar-like wonder is easy to pack, too. Tons of easy entertainment for yourself and others. Call Ellen Barttels at 509-476-2011, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. edu, or register online at www. northvalleycommunityschools. com. Remember, too, we have a Facebook page!
Catholic Church Yard Sale OROVILLE - Immaculate Conception Catholic Church will hold its Annual Yard Sale at 1715 Main St. in Oroville on Friday, June 6 and Saturday, June 7 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. We will have many ice chests for picnics, fishing and camping. There will be ‘new to you’ items and plenty of parking.
Oroville Farmers’ Market OROVILLE - The next Oroville Farmers’ Market will be Saturday, June 7 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 509476-2662.
Wildfire Coordination Meeting Okanogan County Emergency Management requests all agencies that may be involved in wildland fires attend the COUNTY WILDLAND FIRE COORDINATION MEETING scheduled for Thursday, June 12, 1:00-3:00 p.m. in the County Commissionerss hearing Room, 123 5th Avenue North, Okanogan. For more information contact Glenda Beauregard, Okanogan County Emergency
Desert Park Fundraiser OSOYOOS - Horse racing returns to Desert Park in Osoyoos on Saturday, June 14 and Saturday, Aug. 16. There will be a fundraiser dinner, dance, auction and pony races on Saturday, June 7 at the Watermark Beach Resort. Tickets are $50 each and available at the Osoyoos Times office or at the door.
Wild Flower Tour OROVILLE - It’s that time of year when the wildflowers are making their appearance. Your instructor will show you an abundance of color and stunning vistas in this Wild Flower Tour on Tuesday, June 10 through North Valley Community Schools. Bring a sack lunch and water for this day of beauty, and wear a sturdy pair of shoes. Don’t forget your camera - there will be photo ops galore. Call Ellen Barttels at 509-476-2011, email her at email@example.com. edu or visit our website at www. northvalleycommunityschools. com to register for this class.
Tonasket VBS Hope Lutheran and Tonasket Free Methodist Churches in Tonasket are offering kids K-12th grade an opportunity to learn about sports, discover characterbuilding concepts, and have a whole lot of fun. At MEGA Sports Camp “Breaking Free,” kids can choose between Soccer, basketball, baseball and cheerleading. Between Sports Sessions, coaches lead in songs, tell stories, and do cool object lessons that help character-building themes take hold in kids’ hearts. And most importantly, kids will discover God’s great love for them. The camp runs Monday, June 23 - Friday, June 27, 5-8 p.m. Register online at http://tinyurl.com/pqy2qnr, or pick up forms at Hair Designz or at either church.
NVH Respiratory Care Course North Valley Hospital will be hosting a community education course on respiratory care on Thursday, June 26, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Respiratory Therapist Ken Radford will share information on understanding your respiratory health, spirometry, lung health, COPD and smoking cessation. You will receive a wealth
of information on understanding preventative and rescue medications, and education on activities you can do to improve your lung health. The course is free, but with only 14 available spots preregistration is required. Call 509486-3163 or go to our website at www.nvhospital.org to register.
66th Osoyoos Cherry Fiesta OSOYOOS - Join us on July 1st in Osoyoos, BC for the 66th Annual Cherry Fiesta. Pancake breakfast, parade, music and entertainment and ends with fireworks. Vendor and Parade Entry Forms available on our website at osoyoosfestivalsociety.ca/wp/. For more information call Nancy Katerenchuk, 250-495-4008. Brent Baker/staff photo
Tonasket Food Bank 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 Water Ranch and Pool Project evolved as a way to provide water recreation for Tonasket, and the surrounding communities during the City Pool renovation. Half the population of Tonasket claims to be related to Jack Black; amazingly enough, it’s true. Jack recognizes the need for some water activity for the children in Tonasket during our sizzling summer days and is assisting the project by offering entrants to a fundraiser (hosted by Omaze) a chance to hang out with him on the set of the upcoming Goosebumps movie as it’s being filmed in Atlanta, Georgia. To enter the contest and support the Water Ranch and City Pool, go online to http://www.omaze.com/experiences/hang-with-jack-black-on-the-set-of-the-goosebumps-movie
Oroville Food Bank OROVILLE - The Oroville food bank operates every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., excluding holidays, in the basement of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. For more info, call Jeff Austin at (509) 476-3978 or Sarah Umana at (509) 4762386.
DENTISTRY Dr. Joey Chen, D.M.D. Family Dentistry
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RESULTS 86 entries in this year’s race 17 & Under Gold Medal - israel Escamilla Silver Medal - Garrett Willson Bronze Medal - Chris Freese 18-35 Gold Medal - Nelson Osogobio Silver Medal - Ruby Osogobio Bronze Medal - Paul Lacey 36-50 Gold Medal - Steffi Fuchs Silver Medal - Todd Holton Bronze Medal - Todd McDaniel 51+ Gold Medal - Aixance Bayler Silver Medal - Mark Eggleston Bronze Medal - Jim Helleson OVERALL 1st - Israel Escamilla
The race is a community fun run so is not timed officially, but the first three runners completed the race in just under 20 minutes. A big Thank you to the community sponsors and donations for awards, including: Kinross, Chelan Fruit, Confluence Health, PT Works, DJ’s Bees, OK Chevrolet, Roy’s Pharmacy, Beyers Market, Making Memories Photography, WalMart, Bell Hook & Spindle, It’s Still Good Variety Store, Kuhler Bar & Grill, Tonasket Comancheros, Tonasket Interiors, Allen’s Auto Parts, Lee Franks, Lee Franks, Roy’s Pharmacy, Bee Happy Honey, The Split End Salon, The Olde Creamery, Hidden Treasures, Highlandia Jewelers, The Magnetic Connection, Grants Thrift, Gold Digger Fruit. The Lions Club looks forward to hosting next years race and will have some additional “fun” and improvements - like a
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Cops & Courts Compiled by Zachary Van Brunt
Superior Court Criminal
David Randall Priest, 45, Omak, was found guilty (jury trial) April 11 to three counts of seconddegree trafficking in stolen property and two counts of possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Priest was sentenced May 22 to 84 months in prison. He was fined $1,110.50 and ordered to pay a total of $15,777.92 in restitution. The court found probable cause to charge Elizabeth Ann KinKade, 37, Tonasket, with five counts of first-degree sexual misconduct with a minor. The court found probable cause to charge Shelby Laura Arias, 33, Omak, with second-degree malicious mischief (DV). The crime allegedly occurred May 20. The court found probable cause to charge Mihaly Racz, no middle name listed, 35, Oroville, with three counts of harassment (threats to kill) and one count of first-degree criminal trespassing. The crimes allegedly occurred May 20. The court found probable cause to charge Jose Jesus Vega, 18, Tonasket, with harassment (threats to kill). The crime allegedly occurred May 21. The court found probable cause to charge Russell Elis Gardner, 21, Tonasket, with attempted second-degree assault (with a deadly weapon). The court found probable cause to charge Ashley Caroline Huner, 25, Okanogan, with seconddegree burglary and forgery. The crimes allegedly occurred May 4. The court found probable cause to charge Tyler Lee Shelton, 23, Okanogan, with POCS (methamphetamine). The crime allegedly occurred Feb. 16.
A 17-year-old Omak boy pleaded guilty April 2 to possession of marijuana by a person under the age of 21. The boy was sentenced to 11 days in detention and fined $100 for the March 23 crime. A 15-year-old Omak boy pleaded guilty April 2 to third-degree possession of stolen property. The boy was sentenced to 13 days in detention and fined $100 for the March 10 crime. A restitution hearing was scheduled for June 25. A 17-year-old Omak boy pleaded guilty April 16 to second-degree rape of a child. The boy was sentenced to 156 months in a state detention facility and fined $100 for the March 1 crime. A restitution hearing was scheduled for June 26. A 17-year-old Oroville boy pleaded guilty May 14 to third-degree malicious mischief (DV). The boy was sentenced to three days in jail and fined $100 for the April 29 crime. In a separate case, the same boy pleaded guilty May 14 to attempted custodial assault (juvenile facilities). He was sentenced to 12 days in detention and fined $100 for the April 30 crime. A 15-year-old Omak boy pleaded guilty May 28 to second-degree TMVWOP and third-degree theft. The boy was sentenced to 14 days in detention with credit for seven days served, 30 hours community service with credit for four days served in detention, and two days confinement in a private resident with credit for two days served in detention. He was fined $100.
District Court Billy Dale Anderson, 46, Okanogan, guilty of third-degree DWLS. Anderson was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 86 days suspended, and fined $858. Christopher Loren Anguiano, 25, Oroville, guilty of fourth-degree assault, possession of a dangerous weapon and third-degree DWLS. Anguiano was sentenced to 264 days in jail with 254 days suspended, and fined $2,699. He also had two charges dismissed: fourth-degree assault and violation of a no-contact order. Caeser Arroyo, no middle name listed, 28, Omak, guilty of obstruction and guilty (deferred prosecution revoked) of violation of a no-contact order. Arroyo was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 359 days suspended, and fined $1,358. He also had two charges dismissed: resisting arrest and third-degree theft. Fredy Avila Villasenor, 21, Omak, guilty of third-degree DWLS. Avila Villasenor received a 90day suspended sentence and fined $818. Noah Matthew Balauro, 21, Omak, guilty of third-degree DWLS. Baluro received a 90-day suspended sentence and fined $818. David Eugene Bales, 47, Okanogan, guilty of non-emergency use of the 911 system. Bales was sentenced to 180 days in jail with 170 days suspended, and fined $768. Hayden Gregory Behrens, 20, Omak, had two charges dismissed: DUI and POCS (marijuana) (less than 40 grams). Clint Thomas Black, 22, Okanogan, not guilty of fourth-degree assault and third-degree malicious mischief. Brian Kristopher Boyd, 33, Omak, guilty of first-degree criminal trespassing and two counts of third-degree theft. Boyd was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 349 days suspended, and fined $1,866. He also had a third-
degree DWLS charge dismissed. Rex Wayne Boyd, 54, Riverside, had a charge dismissed: third-degree DWLS. Boyd was fined $200. Matthew R. Carden, 27, Omak, guilty of third-degree DWLS. Carden was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 84 days suspended, and fined $608. He had an additional third-degree DWLS charge dismissed. Krystal Lee Carson, 30, Omak, guilty of resisting arrest and third-degree DWLS. Carson was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 75 days suspended, and fined $1,466. Reynaldo Cardenas Chapa, 55, Okanogan, guilty of reckless endangerment. Chapa was sentenced to 180 days in jail with 177 days suspended, and fined $1,483. Simon Cardina Chapa, 64, Omak, had a third-degree DWLS charge dismissed. Robert Lee Christensen, 33, Omak, guilty of third-degree malicious mischief. Christensen received a 180-day suspended sentence and was fined $743. He also had a fourth-degree assault charge dismissed. Carrie Ann Clark, 33, Omak, guilty of fourth-degree assault. Clark was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 356 days suspended, and fined $933. Mark Anthony Combs, 51, Okanogan, guilty of first-degree DWLS and operating a vehicle without an ignition interlock device. Combs was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 274 days suspended and fined $1,058. Jeffery Wayne Cook, 53, Omak, guilty of reckless driving. Cook was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 363 days suspended, and fined $1,058. Gregory Max Cornella, 42, Omak, had a charge dismissed: violation of a no-contact order. Michael Aaron Cornella, 24, Okanogan, guilty of making a false statement and third-degree DWLS. Cornella was sentenced to 180 days in jail with 160 days suspended, and fined $1,666. He also had three charges dismissed: second-degree vehicle prowl, second-degree criminal trespassing and third-degree theft.
911 Calls and Jail Bookings Monday, May 26, 2014 Warrant arrest on W. Fourth St. in Tonasket. Trespassing on W. Fourth St. in Tonasket. Utility problem on O’Neil Rd. near Oroville. Smoke reported from transformer. Automobile theft on Bentham Rd. near Omak. Assault on Engh Rd. in Omak. Hit-and-run vehicle crash on Golden St. in Oroville. Theft on N. Main St. in Omak. Trespassing on Engh Rd. in Omak. Weapons offense on Main St. in Oroville. Public intoxication on Juniper St. in Oroville. Michael Dean Bowles Jr., 27, court commitment for physical control. Robert Charlie Atkins, 23, booked for possession of a dangerous weapon. Chance Anthony Edward Carson, 20, Department of Corrections detainer. Tuesday, May 27, 2014 Pornography on S. Fifth Ave. in Okanogan. Nude photos reported on social media site. Warrant arrest on Sawtell Rd. near Oroville. DWLS on Nichols Rd. near Omak. Threats on S. Main St. in Omak. Warrant arrest on S. Main St. in Omak. Custodial interference on Jasmine St. in Omak. Domestic dispute on Suncrest Vue Rd. near Omak. Hit-and-run vehicle crash on Jasmine St. in Omak. No injuries reported. Hit-and-run vehicle crash on 23rd Ave. in Oroville. Two reports of burglary on Fir St. in Oroville. Automobile theft on Kernan Rd. near Oroville. Domestic dispute on Hwy. 97 near Tonasket. Melissa Deshan Hill, 42, booked for fourth-degree assault (DV). Kevin Michale Dixon, 25, booked for first-degree animal cruelty, thirddegree theft and second-degree criminal trespassing. Gregory Clark Will, 61, court commitment for DUI. Alana Lee Van Brunt, 28, booked on an Omak Police Department FTA warrant for first-degree criminal trespassing. Robert Richardson, no middle name listed, 33, booked for third-degree DWLS, possession of drug paraphernalia, POCS, delivery of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), and on an Omak Police Department FTA warrant for unlawful display of a weapon, an OCSO FTA warrant for third-degree theft, a State Patrol FTA warrant for thirddegree DWLS. Noel Lockett, 46, booked on an Oroville Police Department FTA warrant for second-degree criminal trespassing and an OCSO FTA warrant for fourthdegree assault. Silcia Routon, no middle name listed, 23, booked on an OCSO FTA warrant for furnishing liquor to minors. Terrance Jonathan Randall, 24, booked on an Omak Police Department FTA warrant for
violation of a no-contact order (DV). Nathan Trent Dezellem, 32, booked on four counts of delivery of a controlled substance (methamphetamine). Wednesday, May 28, 2014 Domestic dispute on N. Second Ave. in Okanogan. Warrant arrest on S. Fourth Ave. in Okanogan. Brush fire on Hwy. 97 near Okanogan. Malicious mischief on Engh Rd. near Omak. Vehicle reported egged. Warrant arrest on Ironwood St. in Oroville. DWLS on Rodeo Trail Rd. near Okanogan. Violation of a no-contact order on Hwy. 97 near Okanogan. Theft on Engh Rd. in Omak. Assault on Koala Ave. in Omak. Malicious mischief on Koala Ave. in Omak. Public intoxication on E. Apple Ave. in Omak. Domestic dispute on N. Main St. in Omak. Two reports of violation of a nocontact order on W. Central Ave. in Omak. Structure fire on W. Second Ave. in Omak. Violation of a no-contact order on W. Third Ave. in Omak. Threats on Cherry St. in Oroville. Cameron John Taylor, 19, booked for violation of a no-contact order. Christopher Loren Anguiano, 25, booked for third-degree DWLS and two counts of fourth-degree assault (DV). Tricia Lynn Dezellem, 40, booked for third-degree theft. Melissa Deshan Hill, 42, booked for violation of a no-contact order. Jennifer L. Ballesteros, 43, booked on two counts of distribution of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) (within 1,000 feet of a school zone), and two FTA warrants for third-degree DWLS. Monte Ray Jane, 57, booked on a State Patrol FTA warrant for third-degree DWLS. Jesus A. Casteneda, 19, Department of Corrections warrant. James Everett Davis, 57, Department of Corrections detainer. Carrie Ann Clark, 33, booked for violation of a no-contact order. Thursday, May 29, 2014 Theft on W. Third Ave. in Omak. Two-vehicle crash on Conconully Rd. near Okanogan. No injuries reported. DWLS on S. Third Ave. in Okanogan. Drugs on E. Grape Ave. in Omak. Drugs on S. Fifth Ave. in Okanogan. Two-vehicle crash on S. Second Ave. in Okanogan. No injuries reported. DWLS on Rodeo Trail Rd. near Okanogan. Two-vehicle crash on W. Fourth Ave. in Omak. No injuries reported. Violation of a no-contact order on W. First Ave. in Omak. DWLS on W. Central Ave. in Omak. Burglary on Engh Rd. in Omak. Warrant arrest on W. Fourth Ave. in Omak. Violation of a no-contact order on Grape Ave. in Omak. Burglary on Sprouse Rd. near Oroville. Lost property on N. Whitcomb Ave. in Tonasket. Wallet reported missing. David L. Fitzgerald, 55, booked on a State Patrol FTA warrant for DUI and an Omak Police Department FTA warrant for fourth-degree assault (DV). Kevin Anthony Baker, 48, booked on an OCSO FTA warrant for physical control. Shawne Dee Lazard, 41, booked on POCS and possession of drug paraphernalia. Rachel Cinda Rawley, no middle name listed, 37, booked on an Oroville Police Department FTC warrant for third-degree theft (with electronic home monitoring). Dakotah D. Condon, 22, booked for second-degree burglary, second-degree trafficking of stolen property, and two Okanogan County Superior Court FTC warrants: second-degree burglary and trafficking in stolen property. Thomas Andrew Hamner, 31, booked for violation of a nocontact order. Friday, May 30, 2014 DWLS on Hwy. 97 near Tonasket. Found property on Elmway in Okanogan. Cell phone recovered. Found property at East Side Park in Omak. Wallet recovered. DWLS on S. Main St. in Omak. Threats on E. Dewberry Ave. in Omak. Warrant arrest on Fig Ave. in Omak. Alcohol offense on W. Third Ave. in Omak. Violation of a no-contact order on Fir St. in Oroville. Kristopher Ray Emil Gattman, 34, booked for violation of a nocontact order (DV). Yvonne Delene McMillan, 48, booked on an Omak Police Department FTA warrant for third-degree theft. Justine Christina Belgarde, 21, booked on four counts of delivery of a controlled substance (two for heroin, one each for oxycodone and hydrocodone) all within 1,000 of a school zone. Robert Richardson, no middle name listed, 33, booked on two counts of POCS (heroin), POCS (marijuana) with intent to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia. Saturday, May 31, 2014 Domestic dispute on N. Main St. in
Omak. Theft on S. First Ave. in Omak. Chainsaws reported missing. Domestic dispute on Limebelt Rd. near Riverside. DUI on Omak Ave. in Omak. Theft on Hennepin St. in Okanogan. Prescription drugs reported missing. Domestic dispute on Elderberry Ave. in Omak. Domestic dispute on Aeneas Valley Rd. near Tonasket. Found property on Omak Ave. in Omak. Keys recovered. Assault on W. Bartlett Ave. in Omak. Threats on Sunrise Dr. in Omak. Violation of a no-contact order on Omache Dr. in Omak. Theft on Oak St. in Omak. Trespassing on Ironwood St. in Oroville. Trespassing on Main St. in Oroville. Disorderly conduct on Ironwood St. in Oroville. One-vehicle hit-and-run crash on Main St. in Oroville. Warrant arrest on 16th Ave. in Oroville. Lucas Duayne Cook, 29, booked on three counts of delivery of a controlled substance (heroin, oxycodone and hydrocodone) all within 1,000 feet of a school zone, two counts of POCS with intent to deliver (hydrocodone and heroin), a Department of Corrections warrant and TMVWOP (bond revoked). Mark Alan Carlson, 34, booked for DUI.
Cyril Narcisse, no middle name listed, 74, booked for DUI. Delia Ann Marie Cheer, 27, booked on an Omak Police Department FTA warrant for third-degree theft. James Theo Heriksen Jr., 53, booked for DUI. Michael Anthony Eisen, 25, booked on an Okanogan County Prosecutor’s FTA warrant for POCS (methamphetamine) and an OCSO FTA warrant for thirddegree DWLS. Henry Floyd Robinson, 42, booked for third-degree DWLS.
booked for DUI. Aaron Bello Guzman, 34, booked for attempted second-degree rape, first-degree burglary, thirddegree theft, second-degree assault and felony harassment. Zaphett Akien Spears, 37, booked on an OCSO FTA warrant for fourth-degree assault (DV). Kristen Ann Bob, 31, booked on an Omak Police Department FTA warrant for third-degree theft. Audrey Roseanne Leach, 29, booked on two counts of third-degree assault.
Sunday, June 1, 2014 Warrant arrest on N. Ash St. in Omak. Warrant arrest on S. Fifth Ave. in Okanogan. Warrant arrest on Loomis-Oroville Rd. near Oroville. Harassment on S. Fourth Ave. in Okanogan. Threats on Pine St. in Okanogan. Harassment at Homestead Trailer Park in Omak. Malicious mischief on N. Ash St. in Omak. Fuel line reported cut. Threats on Engh Rd. in Omak. Assault on Jasmine St. in Omak. Trespassing on Ironwood St. in Oroville. DUI on S. Whitcomb Ave. in Tonasket. John Leon Thomas, 62, booked on two counts of violation of a nocontact order. Jose Julio Miranda Martinez, 27,
DUI - Driving Under the Influence DWLS/R - Driving While License Suspended/Revoked POSC - Possession of a Controlled Substance MIP/C - Minor in Possession/Consumption TMVWOP - Taking a Motor Vehicle without Owner’s Permission DV - Domestic Violence FTA - Failure to Appear (on a warrant) FTPF - Failure to Pay Fine RP - Reporting Party OCSO - Okanogan County Sheriff’s Officer DOC - State Department of Corrections USBP - U.S. Border Patrol CBP - U.S. Customs and Border Protection ICE - Immigration and Customs Enforcement
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NEW Hope Bible Fellowship
Service Time: Sun., 10:30 a.m. Wed., 6:30 p.m. Estudio de la Biblia en español Martes 6:30 p.m. 923 Main St. • firstname.lastname@example.org Mark Fast, Pastor www.BrotherOfTheSon.com
Faith Lutheran Church
11th & Ironwood, Oroville • 476-2426 Sunday Worship 9:00 a.m. “O taste and see that the Lord is good!” Pastor Dan Kunkel • Deacon Dave Wildermuth
Immaculate Conception Parish
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
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908 Fir, Oroville • 476-2681 Sunday Worship: 9 a.m. Rev. Leon Alden
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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.
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.
10th & Main, Oroville - 509-476-2552 Bible Study: Sat. 9:30 a.m. • Worship: Sat. 11 a.m. Pastor Tony Rivera • 509-557-6146
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1516 Fir Street • Pastor Rod Brown • 476.2311 Sun. School 9:15 am • Worship Service 10:15am Youth Activity Center • 607 Central Ave. Monday 7:00 pm • After School M-W-F 3-5pm ofﬁce@orovillefmc.org
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Main Street in Loomis 9:45 a.m. Sunday School 11 a.m. Worship Service Pastor Bob Haskell Information: 509-223-3542
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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
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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
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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
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Tonasket Community UCC
24 E. 4th, Tonasket • 486-2181
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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
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JUNE 3, 2014 | OKANOGAN VALLEY GAZETTE-TRIBUNE
SHANE PROCTOR INVITATIONAL Photos by Brent Baker Whether it was short go, long go, or just “rough go,” the bulls and broncs at the Founders Day Shane Proctor Invitational Rodeo gave rodeo fans their money’s worth last weekend. Left, Roy Jackson of Tiller, Oregon, discovers that Mr. Meaner more than lives up to his name. Below, Miss Tonasket Rodeo Brisa Leep was a striking figure in purple throughout the weekend.
Near left, Leroy Eash of Fortine, Montana, took third in World Class Bucking Horse Association earnings for the weekend. Below right,Kellie Burton picked up a little cash in Saturday’s barrel racing. Below left, Clayton Ahlgren of Grass Range, Montana, meets his match.
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Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune | June 3, 2014
Into the record book
Oroville runner finishes career with two more titles, state 2B record in 3200 By Brent Baker email@example.com
CHENEY - Sierra Speiker runs with such precision, you could calibrate a metronome to her pace. And despite a ruthless drive to achieve sometimes unattainable goals, she has carried herself with such grace that often her vanquished competitors are as excited as Speiker after the Oroville senior leaves them quickly receding in the rear view mirror. That was certainly the case last weekend at the WIAA State 2B track and field championships, after Speiker capped her high school career with three medals, two state titles, one state record broken and a near-miss on another. Speiker had her goals heading into the state finals and achieved most of them. Longer distances play to her advantage, but she was so completely dominant in both the 3200-meter run and the 1600 that it worked against her. “Sierra attacked both races and went wire to wire without any competition to push her,” said Oroville coach Harold Jensen. “She did it all on her own.” She wanted Shelly Smathers’ (Morton) 1989 state 2B record and took an aggressive approach, nearly matching her open 800 personal best by running the first two laps in 2:33 and dropping her competitors behind her for good within the first 100 meters. So, it was Speiker vs. the clock, which may be the only opponent more relentless than Speiker herself. She hit the mile mark at 5:15, four seconds better than her open 1600 PR, but running virtually alone began to take its toll. “I was feeling really good after that first mile,” Speiker said. “Those next two laps, though I really needed to push through.” When she set her personal record of 10:49 earlier this year, she’d had Cascade’s Erin Mullins to help keep the pace up, but not today; Mullins was warming up to run the Class 1A final as soon as Speiker was done, winning that state title for herself. So Speiker was on her own, battling the clock. On this day, it was the runner that won. Speiker, straining on the last lap as she hasn’t had to on too many occasions, crossed the finish line at 10:50.9, claiming the state record by a solid five seconds. “That last lap was a struggle,” she said as opposing runners lined up to congratulate
Brent Baker/staff photo
Sierra Speiker won her second and third career state track titles, to go with three cross country championships, at last weekend’s state meet. her. “It was a big time struggle.” And she was already looking ahead. “If I don’t at least run 5:15 in the mile (1600) tomorrow,” she said, referring to her first mile split in the race she’d just run, “I’ll be so mad. So mad. I always feel dead in that race. It shouldn’t be that way; but my first goal (the state record) is down.” The 1600 wouldn’t be run until Saturday; but a couple of hours after Speiker’s recordbreaking 3200, she was set to run in the preliminary heat of the 800. For distance runners, that’s almost a sprint, and not Speiker’s strength; in fact, she’d never before cracked into the championship heat of that race, and needed a personal best run to do so. Well, kind of. She’d already run the 800 time she needed in the opening two laps of the 3200. It’s also run at the kind of pace where it helps to have a strong finishing kick. Speiker’s strength - keeping a fast pace throughout the pace - usually doesn’t lend itself to having much left at the end of the race for a strong kick. But this time, she found an extra gear over the final 200 meters of the race, not only qualifying for the final heat but coming from behind to take second place in her prelim with
a sprint to the finish that seemed even to surprise her. It was a run (2:27.07) that cut nearly six full seconds off her best previous 800 time. She nearly matched that time again on Saturday in the final (2:27.27), good for fifth place, her first state medal in that event. “I was just happy to get to the finals and make it on the podium,” she said. “I had a great first lap, but then I hit the wall and was completely dead. The other girls had really good finishing kicks for the last 300, which I didn’t have.” That race came after the 1600, which Speiker had figured would be a challenge to win. That challenged, she hoped, would help in her pursuit of the state 2B record of 5:09, set by Barb Richardson of Waterville-Mansfield in 1990. Speiker had been under 5:20 just once this season (though had run that 5:15 split the previous day), and though she recorded the fastest Class 2B time in the state for the year, only ran had the eighth-best time during state qualifying the previous week. “I thought it would be one tough race to get,” she said. “I thought I would have to just go out and gut it out that last lap.” To her surprise, less than halfway through the race, she left the field behind, and once again it was runner vs. clock. This time, the clock won, at least as far as state records go. Speiker cruised past her personal best by more than eight seconds, but her 5:11.25 was two seconds shy of the record book. Three medals, two state championships, one record, and still not quite satisfied. “I was really looking forward to being pushed,” Speiker said. “When I came around the last corner and looked at the clock I sprinted in but was just seconds off the record. It’s extremely disappointing. I was not nearly as tired as I was for the mile when I was done like I was for the two mile. “I wish I would have kicked it in that last lap a little more.” Speiker’s final tally included three state cross country championships, two 3200-meter titles, and this year’s 1600 championship. She won’t have to worry about not being “pushed” by her competition after this year. She’ll be taking her talents (both athletically and academically; she’s Oroville’s class valedictorian) to Moscow, ID, where she’ll continue her dogged pursuit of all times faster as an NCAA Division 1 runner at the University of Idaho. “I’m happy I was able to finish off strong,” she said. “I’m very much looking forward to running next year. I really want to thank my family and coaches (Doug) Kee and Jensen for supporting me.”
Hornets bring home six total medals By Brent Baker firstname.lastname@example.org
CHENEY- Oroville’s track and field squad brought home a total of six medals last weekend from the WIAA State 2B Track and Field Championships, with the girls squad garnering a ninth place finish. “Our athletes followed up at state with stellar performances,” said Oroville coach Harold Jensen. “Experience, dedication, and focus along with great support from parents, coaches, and team members enabled them to excel in all their events.” Sierra Speiker led the way by winning state titles in the 3200 and 1600, as well as taking fifth place in the 800. Kaitlyn Grunst came within a heel hitting the bar of having a legitimate shot at the state high jump title, finishing third with leap of 5-0. “My goals were to PR which I was so close to doing,” Grunst said. “I hardly tapped the bar with my heal at 5-2 and it fell. Another goal was to medal higher than I did last year, which I did. My last goal was to beat my competitors that I have been struggling to beat all year and I did that, so I feel accomplished.” Grunst, bound for Eastern Washington University to study physical therapy or exercise science (and walk onto the track team) also competed in the long jump, finishing 10th with a jump of 15-2.75. “(This season) had some ups and downs,” Grunst said. “But in the end I ended up PR-ing at triple jump, making it to state high jump and long jump and the 4x400. I finished the season with some great season and awesome
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Kaitlyn Grunst leapt to a third place finish in the high jump at Saturday’s state 2B finals in Cheney. memories.” The relay team, with Grunst, Brittany Jewett, Sammie Walimaki and Phoebe Poynter, didn’t make the championship heat but, after coming in seeded 15th, improved their standing with the 14th-best time (4:41.66) recorded in the preliminary heat. Speiker had run the relay through much of the season, but with Poynter, a freshman, the quartet recorded the relay’s second-best time of the year. Jewett, a four-time state qualifier in multiple events, had hoped to reach the medal podium (top eight), but it wasn’t to be. “That was my goal for my last trip to state,” she said. “When I was running the first leg of the relay I wanted to give Kaitlyn and the other girls a good lead position when I handed off the baton. As I was coming down the last 100 meters still in second place I got really pumped up and was happy I held my own all the way through my 400, even with an injured ankle. “Thinking about it being my last
time running on that track definitely gave me a burst of energy to push myself all the way through. All four of us girls tried our hardest and even though we didn’t make it to finals in the relay, I can look back and say I gave it my all.” Jewett was also part of the volleyball and girls basketball teams that had their most successful runs in school history. “This year was almost everything I could have hoped for and more,” she said. “I feel like I definitely went out with a bang. Making it to districts in volleyball and winning so many games was the perfect start to my senior year. Then adding on our successful season in basketball being the first Oroville team to ever make it to the first round of state was even better. “Finishing my athletic career making it to state for my fourth year in track was the cherry on top of the best sports season a person could ask for.” Walimaki, a sophomore, also qualified for State in the pole vault, finishing 14th with a jump
of 6-0. “Brittany, Sammie, Kaitlyn and Phoebe left it all on the track in their events,” Jensen said. “They should all be very proud of themselves.” On the boys’ side, Tanner Smith led the way with a third place finish in the 100-meter dash. Smith, who finished eighth at State last year, advanced to the finals with a run of 11.57 in the preliminary heat and followed that up with an 11.58 in the finals to finish third. “Tanner and Luke (Kindred) were both very consistent in their events,” Jensen said. “They had strong, high finishes.” Kindred had hoped to earn a better finish in the state javelin finals than his fifth-place performance a year ago. He ended up settling for fifth again with a throw of 161-1, nearly 10 feet better than in 2013 but not quite as well as he’d been throwing in recent weeks. “I was a little disappointed how I threw after PR-ing three weeks in a row, and then throwing for a lot less at State,” he said. “But I threw pretty well, and this year I placed the same with a throw almost ten feet further.” Kindred wasn’t completely healthy all season - he suffered a separated shoulder during football season - and admitted it probably kept him from achieving some of his goals. “I think I could have done a lot better without my shoulder in the condition it’s in” he said. “I think if I wouldn’t have injured it, I’d have the school record.” Colfax won the girls team title while Raymond was the boys’ champ, edging the Central Washington League’s Liberty Bell boys for the title.
Four Hornet golfers compete at state Freshman Jordyn Smith takes 10th place The Gazette-Tribune
TACOMA - Oroville freshman Jordyn Smith, in her second year at the WIAA state golf finals, earned a 10th place finish to lead a quartet of Hornet golfers who traveled to Tacoma last week. Bryce Glover (a freshman), Kyle Scott and Lane Tietje (both
juniors) also earned trips to the Kersten of St. George’s. state finals. For the boys, Glover Smith shot an 18-hole shot 95 to miss the cut score of 105 in the first by four strokes; Tietje round and improved by shot 108 and Scott shot five strokes on Day 2 15. to finish with a score Oroville had three of 205. of the five male state Emily Baumgart of qualifiers to come out DeSales overwhelmed of their district. Glover the field with a score Jordyn Smith took second at the disof 144, winning by 42 trict tournament with strokes. Smith was 19 strokes a score of 87, followed by Tietje behind second place Skyler (4th, 109) and Scott (5th, 111).
Smith was the district medalist for the girls, winning by 25 strokes with a score of 102.
Eastern Washington University
Oroville graduate Catie Arrigoni (left) will be heading to the NCAA championship meet next week with two of her Eastern Washington University teammates.
Arrigoni completes jump from small town to big stage Oroville grad qualifies for NCAA D-1 national meet
Arkansas, where the NCAA West Regional was held. Arrigoni was seeded 26th in the field of three heats; the top three in each heat and next top three times (12 total) would advance to the By Brent Baker national meet. She jumped past 14 women email@example.com seeded ahead of her to claim the CHENEY - A bet to get her 12th and final national finals high school teammate to play berth. “ I made the jump by not being soccer, a community college basketball scholarship and the dis- stressed out,” Arrigoni said. “I covery of a new sport were just knew going into the race I’d put in the beginning for Catie Arrigoni. all the work I needed to. I trusted The 2011 Oroville High School my training and worked hard.” She said that consistency was graduate, now attending Eastern Washington University, ran cross the key, as well as realizing that country her senior year only to the mental aspect of running was seal an agreement to get then- as important as the physical. “When that clicked for me, I freshman Sierra Speiker to join her on the girls soccer team. But had my break though,” she said. Arrigoni said she stuck to on Saturday, Arrigoni qualified for the NCAA Division 1 national the front of the pack as long meet in the 3-kilometer steeple- as she could, knowing that the chase with a school-record per- top three finishers automatically moved formance on on regardless Saturday. Arrigoni will “It was a gutsy perfor- of “time. S o m e run on college track’s most halmance for Catie, who is dropped off, so helped a lowed ground only in her second year that lot because we next week at the University of running the steeple” just kept picking it up,” she of Oregon’s Marcia Mecklenburg, said. “It ended Hayward Field Eastern Washington University up being a race onetime Track and Field Coach to the finish for home of such third between track and field luminaries as Steve Prefontaine, me two others.” Arrigoni ended up fifth in her Alberto Salazar and Galen Rupp heat, short of the automatic qualito compete for a national title. The finals will be televised fier. She had to wait to see if her on ESPN3 on Wednesday and school record time of 10:14.99 Thursday, June 11-12; ESPNU on would claim one of the three atlarge spots. Friday; and ESPN2 on Saturday. “I didn’t think I’d made it,” she Arrigoni is completing her first year at EWU after attending said. But make it she did, joining Everett Community College for two years, only one of which she teammate Emma Murrilo as just the 10th and 11th EWU women ran track. For taking up the steeplechase to make the NCAA national meet just last year, it was quite a leap in school history. Arrigoni is also for Arrigoni to go from Class 2B just the second EWU distance small high school competition runner ever to qualify for nationto the community college ranks als. “It was a gutsy performance to the highest level of collegiate for Catie, who is only in her seccompetition. Steeplechase is not run at ond year of running the steeple,” the high school level (at least EWU women’s coach Marcia not Washington Interscholastic Mecklenburg said on the Eagles’ Activities Association-sanctioned team website. “Going in I had so much supraces), but usually runs three kilometers (about two miles) port from coaches, teammates, and involves hurdling over five and people from other schools immovable barriers. One of those that it helped me believe I had a barriers includes a water jump chance,” Arrigoni said. “I knew I that is 12 feet wide, with water had to put myself in the top pack depth decreasing from 28 inches to have a chance so that is what I deep at the base of the barrier, to did. I got out fast, put myself in track level at its furthest from the top six and went with it. “I had the thought going in, I barrier (rewarding runners with made it here so I may as well go the best jumping ability). Arrigoni said at first the move for it.” Arrigoni was coming off a up to NCAA Division 1 was intimidating, especially during championship performance at cross country season last fall, but the Big Sky Conference champishe adjusted once she realized she onship the previous week, where she battled the 6,900 foot altitude belonged at that level. “The ‘shock and awe period’ was to win the steeplechase (10:58.30) for sure the competition,” she said. and take second in the 5,000“We are competing against the best meter run. She added that having supschools and it can be a little scary when you look to your left and portive teammates made all the right and you are between a Baylor difference both in making the and OSU girl on the starting line. transition to the Division 1 track, By track, however, I was used to as well as to a new school. “I went from one family to it and would tell myself I could compete with these girls instead of another,” Arrigoni said. “I have been blessed with the best two freaking myself out.” That attitude served her teams; I have such a loving and well last Friday in Fayetteville, supportive team behind me.” Reach
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SPORTS Satisfying finish for Terris and Hendrick Tonasket doubles pair advances to state title match By Brent Baker firstname.lastname@example.org
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Rose Walts crushed the 1984 Tonasket school record in the 100-meter hurdles on the way to a state runner-up finish at the Class 1A track and field finals last weekend.
Tonasket’s Walts claims two medals
School records in 100 hurdles, triple jump fall By Brent Baker email@example.com
CHENEY - It’s hard to imagine anyone ever accusing Rose Walts of being cocky. The Tonasket sophomore wasn’t sure what she’d run up against when she ran the 100meter hurdles last Friday at the Class 1A state finals at Eastern Washington University. As it turns out, nearly everyone else should have been worried about running against Walts. Walts finished second in her preliminary heat on Friday, clocking the third best time overall out of 16 state qualifiers, then ran a blazing 15.71 in the championship heat to nab the state runnerup spot. Hannah Rusnak of Lynden Christian won the state title with a run of 15.28 seconds. Maggie Cobb of Chewelah, who beat Walts at last week’s regional meet, was third. Walts also beat history, taking down Chris Veit’s 1984 school record of 16.0 seconds. “Going into state I felt like everyone there was going to be faster than me,” Walts said. “But then when I figured out I made it to finals I started crying right there at the finish line. “Everyone was just looking at me like, what the heck, you should be happy. I was; it was just tears of joy.” Her goal for the day changed pretty quickly, she said. “Once I got to the finals, my goal was to finish first or second,” Walts said. “I was so happy, and I still am. When I saw my hurdle PR I was like, ‘I finally made it into the 15s.’” That wasn’t Walts’ only personal best, or school record for that matter. Her leap of 35-5 in the triple jump was a foot better than the 1992 record of 34-5.5 set by Brittany Lindhe. It was also good for a sixth place finish, which caught Walts so by surprise that she nearly missed the medal ceremony. “I was just glad to make it the finals (top nine from the preliminary flights),” Walts said. “I thought I got ninth, so we were all getting on the bus when I heard over the loudspeaker, ‘And in sixth place, Rose Walts.’ So I finished in a better spot than I thought I would in both my individual events.” Her triple jump PR surprised her as well. “I PRd by a foot and four inches,” she said. “I was so surprised I didn’t believe it.” Tonasket coach Bob Thornton noted it’s a good year when three long-standing school records (including Kathryn Cleman’s 9-6 in the pole vault at the Caribou Trail League meet) down. “It is hard to perform at your peak four weeks in a row,” he said, ticking off the league, District 6, Bi-District 6/7 regional and state meets. “These athletes were up to the challenge. The State meet was a great end to a great season.”
Seniors have their last hurrah Walts also ran in the 4x100 relay with Cleman, Cassie Spear, and Kylie Dellinger, all seniors. In a deep field, the Tiger quartet finished 11th out of 18 quali-
Photos by Dr. Dick Sleight (top) and Brent Baker
Top, Kathryn Cleman clears the bar in the pole vault Saturday at Eastern Washington University; above, Ethan Bensing competes in the triple jump. Both placed 11th in their events. fying teams, missing the championship heat by three spots. Their time of 52.28 was their third best time of the year; they would have needed a season best to crack the top eight. For Dellinger, it was the final race of her career, capped off by a unique season in which she won a Caribou Trail League title in the 3200-meter run and was part of a state-qualifying sprint relay. “I don’t know how I did that,” Dellinger said. “It just kind of happened, but I love it.” She said that getting to run at state again - she ran as part of the 4x400 last year - was a great way to finish her final season. “My last go-around was awesome,” she said. “I’m very said it’s over, but it was all worth it going to State. Just being there and running is the best feeling.” It just didn’t happen quite the way she thought it might. “I did want to go to State; I just was hoping to go in long distance,” Dellinger said. “I’d never run the 4x100 until this year.” Cleman and Spear each qualified for individual events as well. Spear qualified in both the 400 and 200-meter dashes, and best shot at a medal seemed to be in the 400, in which she had lowered her time consistently over the final month of the season. But her false start just before the starting gun fired robbed her of the chance to make the championship heat. She bounced back within an hour to come within a couple hundredths of a second to match her PR in the 200, in the process defeating CTL rivals Maddy Parton (Cascade) and Valerie Tobin (200), beating Parton for the first time despite missing the finals heat by one spot. “This season really did surprise me in a great way,” Spear said. “I feel like I pushed myself more than ever, and it paid off at state
as I was able to finally to beat Maddy and Valerie in the 200. I’ve never dreamed of beating them; they are amazing runners! “It was a huge disappointment not being able to run my 400 race, but I still feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to qualify for state in three events.” Cleman also competed in the pole vault, finishing 11th with a vault of 8-0.
Rylie, Bensing make State debut The boys team was represented by junior Ethan Bensing in the triple jump and sophomore Ryan Rylie in the 400, both of them having qualified for State for the first time. Bensing, it would seem would have no luck at all if he didn’t have bad luck. Last year he failed to make the state finals despite one of the top regional performances due to a “stacked” region; this time around just about everyone in the field recorded PRs at the state meet. His leap of 41-4.75 would have earned him sixth place in 2013, but this year was only good for 11th as 13 of the 16 competitors surpassed the 40 foot mark (only the top eight did last year). Rylie surpassed his personal best in the 400, finishing in 52.73. He was seeded 16th heading into the meet but beat his seeding by two spots.
TONASKET - Brian Hendrick and Trevor Terris may on the surface seem not to have a lot in common. But one thing they shared was the desire and willingness to do what it took to get their tennis games to a level that had thus far evaded the two Tonasket seniors. And that meant setting aside four years of almost exclusively playing singles to make a run as a doubles team. It paid off, as Hendrick and Terris not only qualified for the state 1B/2B/1A tournament, but made a run to the championship match before falling to brothers Teddy and Phillip Grenley of Charles Wright, who won their third straight state title by defeating the Tonasket duo 6-2, 6-2. “What I am so proud of them for is their selflessness,” said Tonasket coach Mark Milner, who took over the program after former coach Dave Buccheim resigned shortly before spring practice started. “They are both competitors and I know they wanted to play singles at the start of the season.” They played singles, and played pretty well, through most of the season. But after each won singles matches against tough opponents from Omak, Milner suggested the two team up to take on Omak’s top doubles team of Gabe Holz and Morgan O’Dell (who also went on to get to the state tournament). The Omak pair entered the match unbeaten on the year, butTerris and Hendrick won a hard-fought match that set the tone for the rest of their season. “That was a big win for us that day,” Milner said. “I can say that if we had not won or played that competitive, I probably would have kept them in singles.” It was a bit of a risky move for two seniors in the final month of their high school career. They had tried once before to play doubles in the post-season, at the end of their sophomore seasons. “We choked, one and done,” Terris said. “This was the first time we got serious about it. I think as sophomores we thought we would just have it handed to us. Our junior year we didn’t do doubles at all. This year we knew we wouldn’t have it handed to us, because we’d been through some tough times.” “We just worked that much harder,” Hendrick said. “We didn’t need to change that much of our game; we just needed to learn a little more about net play.” They must have been listening to their coach. “Their strengths are serving and ground strokes,” Milner said. “Our net play was always our weakness, but we could overcome that by serving well and returning well. Both of the boys’ serves really got on when it counted and by the state tournament, had become a force to be reckoned with. “I had a goal to get both of the players to state their senior year,” he added. “They really have earned it with their commitment to tennis and was so proud of what they accomplished.” That wouldn’t be easy. Terris and Hendrick had two vastly differing athletic careers as Tiger athletes, neither path an easy one. Terris was a three-sport athlete all through school, suffering more than a few disappointments along with his teammates in football and basketball, and coming up short of his goals in tennis through is first three years. “I put a lot into every sport I’ve played,” Terris said. “To see something come out of it - not that a lot didn’t come out of the other sports - we just didn’t win much. There have been some awards, and that’s cool and all, but we just got second team all state. To
Trevor Terris (left), Coach Mark Milner and Brian Hendrick show off their state runner-up medals after their surprise run to the state tennis finals. be in that category, I’ve always wanted to be there, and to represent Tonasket that way.” Hendrick’s tennis experience was similar, but as a homeschooled student wasn’t as connected to the usual high school mix that Terris was. Hendrick’s older brother, Bret, finished second at state with Lee Leavell in 2011. Brian hadn’t even been to state yet, and he too was running out of opportunities to get there. “I always looked up to and was in awe of him,” Hendrick said. “I was proud of him, but now being there, too, I can finally say I’m almost as good or just as good as he was.” To Milner’s way of thinking, achieving a good state tournament run meant not being satisfied with just getting there. “Once we got into the second weekend of districts, I told them how important placing first would be for a good draw at state,” he said. “Brian and Trevor had a big win in the district final in Cashmere over a tough Quincy team (Quincy went on to finish seventh). We already know we were going to State, but the focus they had to pull off a third set win that day proved to be valuable for a great draw.” Most significantly, it meant not having to face the two-time defending champions until the final match. The Tonasket pair faced off against Alex Wheeler and Kyle Canaday of Lind-Ritzville in the opener and breezed to a 6-0, 6-1 win. “Usually State is at the Yakima Racquet Club, but they moved it this year to West Valley High School,” Terris said. “So they were just high school courts. Really nice ones, yeah, but it felt like we were here. It was a nerve-calming experience, because it was just another court.” “We weren’t shell-shocked,” Hendrick said. “That really allowed us to play our best tennis.” They needed that confidence in the quarterfinal match against Andrew Vargas and Sean Singco of LaSalle after losing the opening set 6-2. Hendrick and Terris adjusted to their opponents’ unusual style and took the last two sets 6-4, 6-4 to advance to the semifinals. “They played differently instead of a person up front and a person in back, they played both back,” Terris said. “Eventually it worked to our advantage. “They had great serves and great forehands, which is what you need to get to state. They had it. They came out on fire. That team had drive, personality, and aggressive look on their faces. We had to play pretty inspired to beat them, but once we started slugging it at them instead of playing their game.”
“We were probably the best ‘baseliners’ there, even more than the state championship team,” Hendrick said. “It was a matter of settling in and playing our game.” That brought on Collin Cremers and Nathan Furbeyr of Saint George’s in a Saturday morning match with the right to play for a state title on the line. It was the worst match the pair played all weekend. After winning the opening set 6-4, the St. George’s pair took Set 2 6-1. Terris and Hendrick responded with a quick 6-0 win in the deciding set to clinch a spot in the championship. “It was hard to get our energy going,” Hendrick said. “(St. George’s), it was hard to get anything from them as far as energy. We both played pretty crappy in the second set but turned it on in the third.” Teddy and Phillip Grenley of Charles Wright have lost only one set in three years of state tournament play, last year against another team from their own school. Though challenged in a 7-5, 7-5 semifinal win, they broke away from Terris and Hendrick, though the Tiger pair didn’t back down. “We played a solid first five games,” Terris said. “It was 3-2, both of us broke a serve, then Brian held serve and they held serve.” “They were just too good for us,” Hendrick said. “They played like monsters. They’ve played all year together for at least three years straight, against a us that have been playing together for four weeks. It was pretty epic.” “Looking back, (switching to doubles) was a great decision,” Milner said. “I couldnít be prouder. More importantly than a second place finish is that they are remarkable young men that will be successful in whatever road is laid before them.” The players were quick to credit their new coach for helping them put a satisfying finishing touch on their high school careers. “We have to give a lot of credit to Dave (Buccheim) for a lot of our fundamentals and basics,” Terris said, noting that if Milner hadn’t signed on he would have played baseball this spring. “But Mark is the one who got us there. He taught us to be legit double players.” “He helped us put a bit of swagger into our game,” Hendrick said. “I’d never been to State in anything, not even close,” Terris said. “It still hasn’t set in. Finally being able to see my name all the way through there and think of some kid looking at that, in awe that we took second and played those brothers strong, that feels good.” Added Hendrick, “It feels like all that work finally paid off.”
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Tonasket VBS in late June have a whole lot of fun. At MEGA Sports Camp “Breaking Free,” kids can choose between soccer, basketball, baseTONASKET - Hey parents! ball and cheerleading. It doesn’t Ready to drop a ton of fun right matter if they’ve played all their into your child’s summer week- life or just started yesterday, nights? Then MEGA Sports MEGA Sports Camp helps kids improve their skills. All sorts of Camp is for you! Hope Lutheran and Tonasket drills and practice games will get kids focused on the fundaFree Methodist Churches in Tonasket are offering kids in mentals that make athletes great. grades K-12 grade an opportuni- Plus, MEGA Sports Camp crety to learn about sports, discover ates a positive and encouraging character-building concepts, and environment that pumps up their June 5, 2014 • OKANOGAN VALLEY GAZETTE-TRIBUNE Submitted by
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Washington, to-wit: THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 36 NORTH, RANGE 29 EAST, W.M., OKANOGAN COUNTY, WASHINGTON. SITUATE IN THE COUNTY OF OKANOGAN, STATE OF WASHINGTON. Commonly known as: 109 PEONY CREEK ROAD TONASKET, WA 98855 which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated 3/25/2010, recorded 4/2/2010, under Auditor’s File No. 3153739. And further modified by that certain Loan Modification Agreement dated 8/1/2012, and recorded on 10/11/2012, as Instrument # 3176690 records of Okanogan County, Washington, from KEVIN J. WILLIAMS AND MELODY L. WILLIAMS HUSBAND AND WIFE, as Grantor(s), to ADELITA A. SHUBERT ON BEHALF OF FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB, as Trustee, to secure an obligation in favor of TMBG INC. as Lender. Flagstar Bank FSB is the holder of the Promissory Note and current Beneficiary of the Deed of Trust. II. No action commenced by the Beneficiary of the Deed of Trust is now pending to seek satisfaction of the obligation in any Court by reason of the Borrower’s or Grantor’s default on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust. III. The default(s) for which this foreclosure is made is/are as follows: Failure to pay when due the following amounts which are now in arrears: PAYMENT INFORMATION FROM /THRU/ NO.PMT /AMOUNT TOTAL 5/1/201310 $1,301.81 $13,018.10 LATE CHARGE INFORMATION TOTAL $676.91 PROMISSORY NOTE INFORMATION Note Dated: 3/25/2010 Note Amount: $218,996.00 Interest Paid To: 4/1/2013 Next Due Date: 5/1/2013 IV. The sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust is: Principal $228,233.81, together with interest as provided in the note or other instrument secured from the 5/1/2013, and such other costs and fees as are due under the note or other instrument secured, and as are provided by statute. V.The above-described real property will be sold to satisfy the expense of sale and the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust as provided by statute. The sale will be made without warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances on 6/13/2014. The default(s) referred to in Paragraph III must be cured by 6/2/2014, (11 days before the sale date) to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if at any time before 6/2/2014 (11 days before the sale) the default as set forth in Paragraph III is cured and the Trustee’s fees and costs are
paid. Payment must be in cash or with cashiers or certified checks from a State or federally chartered bank. The sale may be terminated any time after the 6/2/2014 (11 days before the sale date) and before the sale, by the Borrower or Grantor or the holder of any recorded junior lien or encumbrance paying the entire principal and interest secured by the Deed of Trust, plus costs, fees, and advances, if any, made pursuant to the terms of the obligation and/or Deed of Trust, and curing all other defaults. VI. A written Notice of Default was transmitted by the Beneficiary or Trustee to the Borrower and Grantor at the following address(es): NAME ADDRESS KEVIN J. WILLIAMS 109 PEONY CREEK ROAD TONASKET, WA 98855 KEVIN J. WILLIAMS C/O CASTELDA & CASTELDA, INC. P.S. P.O. BOX 1307 TONASKET, WA 98855 MELODY L. WILLIAMS 109 PEONY CREEK ROAD TONASKET, WA 98855 MELODY L. WILLIAMS C/O CASTELDA & CASTELDA, INC. P.S. P.O. BOX 1307 TONASKET, WA 98855 by both first class and certified mail on 12/18/2013, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and the Borrower and Grantor were personally served, if applicable, with said written Notice of Default or the written Notice of Default was posted in a conspicuous place on the real property described in Paragraph I above, and the Trustee has possession of proof of such service or posting. VII. The Trustee whose name and address are set forth below will provide in writing to anyone requesting it, a statement of all costs and fees due at any time prior to the sale. VIII. The effect of the sale will be to deprive the Grantor and all those who hold by, through or under the Grantor of all their interest in the above described property. IX. Anyone having any objections to this sale on any grounds whatsoever will be afforded an opportunity to be heard as to those objections if they bring a lawsuit to restrain the sale pursuant to RCW 61.24.130. Failure to bring such a lawsuit may result in a waiver of any proper grounds for invalidating the Trustee’s sale. X. NOTICE TO OCCUPANTS OR TENANTS - The purchaser at the Trustee’s Sale is entitled to possession of the property on the 20th day following the sale, as against the Grantor under the deed of trust (the owner) and anyone having an interest junior to the deed of trust, including occupants and tenants. After the 20th day following the sale the purchaser has the right to evict occupants and tenants by summary proceedings under the Unlawful Detainer Act, Chapter 59.12 RCW. For tenant-occupied property, the pur-
chaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with RCW 61.24.060. DATED: 2-5-14 /s/Benjamin David Petiprin Benjamin David Petiprin, Esq., c/o Law Offices of Les Zieve as Trustee Address for service: Law Offices of Les Zieve 1100 Dexter Avenue North Suite 100 Seattle, WA 98109 Phone No: (206) 866-5345 Beneficiary / Servicer Phone: 1-800-393-4887 State of California ) ss. County of Orange ) On 2-5-14, before me, Christine O’Brien, Notary Public personally appeared BENJAMIN DAVID PETIPRIN who proved to me on the basis of satisfactory evidence to be the person(s) whose name(s) is/are subscribed to the within instrument and
acknowledged to me that he/she/they executed the same in his/her/their authorized capacity(ies), and that by his/her/their signature(s) on the instrument the person(s), or the entity upon behalf of which the person(s) acted, executed the instrument. I certify under PENALTY OF PERJURY under the laws of the State of California that the foregoing paragraph is true and correct. EPP 9208 5/15, 6/5/2014. WITNESS my hand and official seal. Signature: /s/Christine Obrien CHRISTINE O’BRIEN Commission#1986128 Notary Public-California Orange County My Comm. Expires Aug 21, 2016. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on May 15 and June 5, 2014. #555381
Sudoku is a number-placing puzzle based on a 9x9 grid with several given numbers. The object is to place the numbers 1 to 9 in the empty squares so that each row, each column and each 3x3 box contains the same number only once.
Puzzle 23 (Hard, difficulty rating 0.62)
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Loan No: 0502894206 APN: 3629144004 TS No: 13-25201 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE THIS NOTICE IS THE FINAL STEP BEFORE THE FORECLOSURE SALE OF YOUR HOME. You have only 20 DAYS from the recording date on this notice to pursue mediation. DO NOT DELAY. CONTACT A HOUSING COUNSELOR OR AN ATTORNEY LICENSED IN WASHINGTON NOW to assess your situation and refer you to mediation if you are eligible and it may help you save your home. See below for safe sources of help. SEEKING ASSISTANCE - Housing counselors and legal assistance may be available at little or no cost to you. If you would like assistance in determining your rights and opportunities to keep your house, you may contact the following: The statewide foreclosure hotline for assistance and referral to housing counselors recommended by the Housing Finance Commission: Telephone: 1-877-894HOME (1-877-894-4663) Web site: http://www.dfi.wa.gov/consumers/homeownership/ The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development: Telephone: 1-800-569-4287 Web site: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD The statewide civil legal aid hotline for assistance and referrals to other housing counselors and attorneys Telephone: 1-800-606-4819 Web site: http://www.ocla.wa.gov/ I. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned Trustee, BENJAMIN DAVID PETIPRIN will on 6/13/2014, at 10:00 AM at main entrance Okanogan County Courthouse, 149 3rd N, Okanogan, WA sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable at the time of sale, the following described real property, situated in the County of Okanogan, State of
IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF OKANOGAN In re the Estate of: JOEL ZANE GAZAWAY, Deceased. NO. 14-4-00066-8 NOTICE TO CREDITORS The personal representative, Clinton H. Gazaway, has been appointed as personal representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the personal representative or the personal representative’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the
personal representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020 (1)(c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. DATE OF FILING COPY OF NOTICE TO CREDITORS with Clerk of Court: May 20, 2014. DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION: May 29, 2014. /s/Clinton H. Gazaway CLINTON H. GAZAWAY /s/Anthony Castelda Anthony Castelda, WSBA #28937 Attorney for Gazaway Estate P.O. Box 1307 Tonasket, WA 98855 (509) 486-1175 Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on May 29, June 5, 12, 2014. #OVG564351
Notice of Council meeting cancelled The Oroville City Council has cancelled the June 17, 2014 meeting due to a lack of quorum. Several councilmembers, the mayor and city staff will be attending the Association of Washington Cities Annual Conference in Spokane, WA. The next regularly scheduled meeting will be 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Attest: Kathy M. Jones Clerk-Treasurer Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on June 5, 12, 2014. #OVG566330
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Well built home with views of the city of Oroville and surrounding area. This house has been extensively remodeled. Amenities include bamboo and stone tile floors, oak cabinets and a jetted tub in the master bathroom. Enjoy barbecues on the spacious decks on the east and north sides of the house. $215,000
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Nancy Dell Weyrick passed away on May 16, 2014 at her home in Renton, Wash. She was born Nancy Dell Sullivan on August 24, 1952 to Glelynn and Ivadelle Sullivan and was raised on the banks of Palmer Lake near Loomis, WA. After high school, she moved to Western Washington where she met her future husband and closest friend, Robert Weyrick. They were married on January 29, 1977 after a 5 year courtship. Their wedding music consisted of Bob playing his flute to his beloved Nance. He continued to play his flute to her their entire life and will continue to play to her for the entirety of his. There were very few things that had real meaning in life for Nancy. Her Husband, her Home, her Family; and Truth, Honesty and Respect. When that was in balance, Life was in balance. She was also a good cook… wrong! She was a Great Chef.
She could make a bologna sandwich into a work of art. And it wasn’t work. It was a Love; a Passion. She smiled and she swayed as she created her evening delicacy. And she had no problem at all telling Bob that it was good. Bob didn’t argue and possibly licked his plate. Nancy had other loves as well. She was a wonderful fisherwoman who had nothing but a big grin on her face if she was fishing. That often came with camping, where there was nothing lost on the open flames of a campfire. There were many things that she loved. Flowers, gardening, music nights, dancing in the kitchen, playing congas and being happy. A bouquet of flowers would bring endless hours of arrangement and adoration, and her kitty Herbie was as precious as life itself. Nancy was a nurse. An RN. She was a nurse that cared about all of her patients. She cared about their suffering and she cared about their families. She always made sure that her patients and families received the care that they needed. Those that had the good fortune to know Nancy, loved Nancy. It’s just the way it was. And she loved back; never being afraid to say “I love you” and mean it. Her heart was as beautiful as she was. She is survived by her husband Bob, her mother Ivadelle, her sister Gay, her brother Greg, her grandsons Nathan, Matthew, Eli, her God daughters Micah & Sarah and her nephews Ryan & Sean. Nancy’s final resting place will be at the Loomis Mountainview cemetery next to her Dad where she will forever be able to watch over Chopaka Mountain, apple orchards and the valley she was raised in and loved. Bob will be
joining her there later. A graveside service will be held at the Loomis Mountainview cemetery on June 14, 2014 at 11 a.m. A potluck lunch will be held at Sully’s in Loomis following the service. A Nancy Sullivan Weyrick Memorial Scholarship has been set up at Tonasket High School. Donations may be sent to: Tonasket Community Scholarship Fund, with “Nancy Sullivan Weyrick” on the memo line, and mailed to Susan Williams, P.O.B. 41, Tonasket, WA 98855.
ter Tara Sawyer. Following the service there will be a barbecue at Andrew and Kayla Sawyer’s place, which is four miles south of Oroville on Highway 97.
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12 year senior Parent(s): Dwayne & Dottie Clinedinst. HS Activities: Participated in ASB, Volleyball, and currently working at Grant’s Market. Plans after Graduation: Attending Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry (BSSM) and then going on to school to become a registered nurse.
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12-year senior. Parent(s): Roberto & Maria Ramos HS Activities: MEChA, FCCLA, Senior Class Treasurer, Spanish Club, Link Crew, Elementary Art Cocent, was a Gear-up Tutor, and is Valedictorian. Plans After Graduation: Attend EWU and major in either Physical Therapy or Education. Other: Harry Potter favorite book; Favorite teacher is Mrs. Lind. I like Tamales. Memory; When Walker M. sat in a chair with out looking and jumped back up because he sat in ice. His shorts were wet and the team teased him.
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12 Year Senior Parent(s): Raquel & Jesus Aguayo HS Activities: Participated in MECHA for one year and did Boys Basketball Sats for two years. Plans after Graduation: Attend spokane community College to pursue a career in Cosmetology. Other: Favorite book is Wanted, by Kelly Elliot. Memory: The Tonasket High School Staff is awesome and I will always remember math class with Mr. Swanson.
Parent(s): Jewell Anderson, (step dad) Val Smith, (Dad) Ken Anderson Plans after Graduation: Attend Community College (Wenatchee Valley College, Omak) Other: Favorite teacher Chelsea Freeman
Foreign exchange student. Host Parents: Bobbie and Ken Catone HS Activities: Football, wrestling, and track. Plans After Graduation: Go back to Brazil and get ready for college. Other: Favorite book: World War Z and he likes cheesecake.
Foreign exchange student. Host Family Parent(s): Tammy and Eric Smith - I am a foreign exchange student this year. HS Activities: I participated in soccer, basketball, softball, and FBLA. Plans after Graduation: I plan on returning home to Norway and marrying the heir to the Norwegian throne. Other: Favorite place is Walmart.
Parent(s): Robert Wilson and Jeanne Lillard HS Activities: Volleyball, Winter Cheerleading, Drama Club, and Spanish Club. Plans after Graduation: Attend the University of Arkansas Fort Smith and major in biology.
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12-Year Senior Parent(s): Bart Spear and Lisa Sholten. HS Activities: FFA (Chapter Treasurer), Track & Field, Volleyball, T-Club, ASB (Junior Class Officer) Plans After Graduation: I am going to work for the forest service this summer fighting fire on a hand crew. This fall, I will be attending Colorado State University to study Agri Business and Animal Science. Other: Favorite Teacher is Mr. Deebach.
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12 year senior Parent(s): Fay and Jay Aitcheson HS Activities: Football and wrestling for four years, track for two, FFA and FBLA my senior year, 6th grade camp counselor. Plans after Graduation: Attend WSU to attain degrees in biomechanical engineering. Other: Favorite memories are on freestyle wrestling trips in Mr. Mitchell’s Buick with “Peaches” Walton.
Parents: Coreena LaRayne and Bryan Baller HS Activities: Football for four years, basketball and soccer for three years. Plans after Graduation: I will be living with my father until August, then I will be attending Sacramento, California’s UTI Program. Other: Favorite teacher Mr. Rader, who helped me grow as a player and a man, and Mr. Pilkinton. Favorite memories are junior year during football and soccer season.
12 year senior Parent(s): Cesar and Rosalinda Bello HS Activities: Volleyball and Basketball all four years of high school. I competed in track my first two years, then softball and finally tennis. Plans after Graduation: I plan on attending Spokane Falls Community College then transfer to Eastern. Other: I absolutely love to drink Sunkist.
12 year senior Parent(s): Glenn and Linda Maxwell HS Activities: A member of FFA Plans after Graduation: I plan on going to WyoTech to become and Automotive Technician and a Diesel Technician.
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Parent(s): Larry & Patty Burton Plans after Graduation: Get a job! Other: Alternative School Rocks!
12 years senior Parent(s): Fernando & Alma Rosa Capote HS Activities: I participated in soccer and plan on attending WSU in Pullman.
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Parent(s): Chris & Doreen Cleman HS Activities: I participated in Cross Country, Basketball, Soccer, Track & Field, FFA, ASB, T-Club, Jr. Class President, Sophomore Class Vice President, FFA Tonasket Chapter President 2014, and District 7 FFA Sentinel. Plans after Graduation: Attending Spokane Community College to study Natural Resources Forestry Management. Other: I loved being in a class the was both academically and athletically inclined - that helped push me beyond my abilities and expectations.
12 year senior Parent(s): Tom and Jenny Cory HS Activities: Participated in Football and Baseball. Plans after Graduation: I plan to fight fire, then find another job logging. Other: Favorite memory is of the halftime show for Cascade homecoming during football.
Parent(s): Karen Koplin and Bud McSpadden HS Activities: Participated in Football, Baseball, and FFA. Plans after Graduation: To stick around and make money. Other: favorite teacher, by far, is Mrs. Lind.
12 year senior Parent(s): Michelle Fry HS Activities: Participated in FCCLA. Plans after Graduation: Become a Bio-Engineer. Other: I like junk food and watching Dr. Who.
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Parent(s): Tod and Sharon Richardson, Silvie and Dave Hilstad. HS Activities: Upward Bound and Band Plans after Graduation: WSU USDA BRIDGE internship, July 2014, The Evergreen State College to study Biology. Earn Master’s in Medical research or Environmental studies.
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12 year senior Parent(s): Gregorio & Faviana Cosino HS Activities: Participated in varsity soccer and softball, as well as !La Chispa! Plans After Graduation: Attend WVC Other: “It is better to be hated for what you are then to be loved for what you are not!”
12 year senior Parent(s): David & Annette Farver HS Activities: 4 years soccer Plans after Graduation: Working construction in Spokane Other: Favorite Teachers: Mrs. Deebach, Mr. Deebach, Mr. Swanson, Mr. Goyette
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12 year senior Parents: Stacy (Gomer) and Crystal Gage HS Activities: Freshmen year Varsity soccer, Basketball and NMA Northwest off road Motorcycle racing Plans after Graduation: Attend Wenatchee Valley college (Wenatchee campus) Radiology Technician program. Other: Best High School memory: Freshman year JV Basketball going 18 wins 2 losses with the team and Coach Mike Larson
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Parent(s): Michael Goudeau and Rocio Hernandez Plans after Graduation: 1 year gap then attend Eastern Washington University Other: Favorite Teachers: Mrs. Lanigan, Mr. Kent, Ms. Delfino. Favorite Quote: “Life is worth much more than gold” — Bob Marley
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Parent: Angelita Ramos High School Activities: Soccer Plans After Graduation: Moving to Seattle for siding company job.
Eric Chavez Maximus Fitness 12 year senior Parent(s): John Collins and Karen Koplin HS Activities: Participated in Football, Track, and Baseball. Plans after Graduation: I plan on moving to Georgia to spend time with my brother and experience life. “I also hope to find a good girlfriend!” Other: Memories - remembers mudding in his Nova With Chris and Parker. Parent(s): Monica Silva and Hector Chavez. HS Activities: I participated in wrestling Plans after Graduation: I plan on joining the Army or any other branch of the military.
12 year senior Parent(s): Pat & Jody Davisson HS Activities: Varsity Track, Varsity Volleyball. Varsity Football & Basketball; cheerleading, FFA, ASB, Link Crew. FFA Secretary (2 years: Sophomore & Junior), ASB Junior Class V.P. And advisory rep. 4 years. Plans after Graduation: Attend Spokane Falls Community College and study personal fitness training and nutrition.
Kylie Dellinger Hair Designz
Parent(s): Tim Frazier & Carrie Leslie HS Activities: Volleyball, Basketball, Softball, and T-Club. Plans After Graduation: Everett Community College
Kenneth Freese North Valley Hospital
12-Year Senior Parent(s): Sheila Kuntz, Kirk Gildroy HS Activities: Band, Knowledge Bowl, Made Senior iMovie. Plans After graduation: Attend Big Bend Community College, and then transfer to UW for education- English teacher. Other: Favorite Books: The Perks of Being a Wallflower and The Fault in Our Stars. Favorite Teacher: Mr. Terris.
Jonalynn Glover Wells Fargo Bank
Rachael Cooper All Perked Up
12 year Senior Parent(s): Debby & Bryan Green HS Activities: Band, Soccer, and Drama Club Plans After Graduation: Moving to Utah to become an English Teacher Other: Favorite book: The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green Favorite Teacher: Mrs. Colbert
Abigail Gschiel Confluence Health Tonasket
Parent(s): Monica Silva & Hector Chavez.
Parent(s): Theresa Newton, Randal Newton, Patty McWen Plans after Graduation: Planning to go to Art College for acting and movie makeup. Other: Favorite Quote “Why do we fall? So we can learn to pick ourselves up” — Batman
Parent(s): Ronnie Dellinger, Misty Dellinger, Jennifer Wells-Dellinger HS Activities: Soccer 9th - 12th grade, Basketball 9th – 12th grade, Track 9th – 12th grade. Plans after Graduation: I plan to attend Easter Washington University and get a degree in teaching. Other: My favorite memories is being a part of all the sports. Also, making it to soccer districts, is was an amazing experience. And getting the 3-point record!!
Parent(s): Shane and Sally Freese HS Activities: Football Plans After Graduation: Military Other: Favorite Memory: Senior Year Homecoming
Rose Anderson (Romig)
Parent(s): Shawn & Sheila Anderson HS Activities: Volleyball, basketball cheer, softball, 4-H, yearbook, Prom Committee. Plans after Graduation: Getting my AA Degree Other: Quote “Life is short, make the best of it”
Parent(s): John and Misty Glover HS Activities: Soccer, Softball, and Upward Bound. Plans After Graduation: U.S Military: I’m in the enlisting process.
Parent(s): Theresa Picroce and Thomas Gschiel HSActivities: Tennis & basketball Plans After Graduation: Going to Attend Smith College Other: Favorite Book: Fault In Our Stars by John Green. Mr. Goyette is my favorite teacher, he has taught me a lot about life.
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Carpe Diem ‘Seize The Day’ Kaleb Cholmondeley
Parent(s): Gordon & Leilani Cholmondeley HS Activities: I participated in football for two years, track & field, and Advanced shop. Plans after Graduation: Going to an Auto Mechanic Trade School.
Casimira Infante Smith & Nelson
Elizabeth Jackson Christina’s Buy, Sell & Trade
Cody Hale Smith & Nelson
Roberto Juarez North Valley Hospital
Tori King VIP Insurance - Tonasket
Christa McCormick Beyers Market
Lupita Ornelas Smith & Nelson
12-year senior Parents: Jorge and Paula Huarez HS Activities: track, football, basketball, soccer, and T-Club Plans After Graduation: Attend SCC for Criminal Justice and work for forest service over the summer. Other: Favorite Memories are from High School Football 10th grade through 12th grade.
Parents: Joe and Kelly King HS Activities: Volleyball, Softball, FCCLA and an Entrepreneurship. Plans After Graduation: Attend SCC and study Forensic Science/ Criminal Justice.
12-Year Senior Parents: Rennie and Janine McCormick HS Activities: Soccer and ASB Plans after Graduation: Attend Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry, and then obtain my art degree.
12 year senior Parent(s): Rodrigo and Teresa Ornelas.
Brisa Leep Grant’s Market
Norma Ornelas Lozano Wilbur - Ellis
Amber Monroe Beyers Market
Smith & Nelson
Parent(s): Kathy and Finis Hale
Sara Holan Baker’s Acres
12-Year Senior Parents: Tim and Darla Jackson HS Activities: FFA, Soccer, Basketball, and Trapshooting Plans After Graduation: Attend lower Columbia College, playing collegiate soccer and getting my prerequisites done for the Agricultural Business field. After two years, I plan to have my Associate Transfer Degree in Agricultural Business, then transfer to WSU and obtain my major in Agricultural Business and Animal Science. Other: My favorite teacher is Mr. Deebach. He has taught me so much throughout the years and really opened my eyes about the career path I will be taking.
Parents: Christina Carrol and Glenn Huestis HS Activities: Knowledge Bowl Plans After Graduation: Take a year off, get a job, then go to college to become and engineer. Other: Favorite Class: AP History/ English, I learned a lot!
Superior Auto Parts
Christina’s Buy, Sell & Trade
12-Year Senior Parents: Bryce and Teri Leep HS Activities: FFA, Football Cheer, Basketball, Tennis, Upward Bound, Prom Committee, ASB VP of Publicity, ASB President, Link Crew, Donkey Basketball Head Chairman, 4-H, and Miss Tonasket Rodeo Queen. Plans After Graduation: Attend SFCC - Graphic Design Program. Other: Food: Pizza, Color: Purple, memory: All my time spent in FFA. It’s really helped shaped who I am. Thank you Matt Deebach for being the world’s best AG Teacher and life long mentor.
Jose Lopez Midway Building Supply
Leslie Iniguez Bob Raymer’s Machine Works
Parent(s): Patricia & Heriberto Estrella HS Activities: Volunteered with homeless shelter, Link Crew Plans after Graduation: Veterinary Technician College Other: Favorite Quote “It’s better to die on your feet than live a life on your knees.”
Superior Auto Parts
Jose Morales The Junction
Lindsay Huber Hair Designz
12 year senior Parent(s): Glenn & JoAnn Huber Plans after Graduation: Attend Wenatchee Valley College and get my RN Degree.
12 year senior Parent(s): Robbie & James Monroe HS Activities: Freshman, Junior Softball and Volleyball. Senior year all league in cross country, track. Homecoming Queen. Junior – Senior FBLA president. Plans after Graduation: Fight fire into Summer. Go to Haiti on a mission trip. Start college at Wenatchee Valley North as well as work as a cashier at Beyers Market. Other: Finding uncomfortable and staying there, thanks Amanda Chase. I truly gained who I am as a person by challenging myself in different sports, events and opportunities.
12 year senior Parent(s): Jorge Ornelas and Alicia Lozano HS Activities: Played soccer and is a member of La Chispa and chain link. Plans after Graduation: I plan to attend WSU. Other: “Life isn’t measured in the breaths you take, but the moments that take your breath away.”
12 year senior Parent(s): Tim and Darla Jackson HS Activities: FFA, Soccer, Basketball, Cross Country, Trapshooting Plans after Graduation: Attend Lower Columbia Community College and study criminal justice for two years. After college I plan to put that education to use and get into a law enforcement job of any kind. Other: Favorite teacher is Mr. Deebach. I always wanted to go to his classes. He knows how to make class fun and he’s always giving advice or helping people with problems. This is why I picked Deebach as my favorite teacher.
Parents: Tim and Karen Kenyon HS Activities: AP Classes, track, Baseball Plans After Graduation: Attend UW in Business. Other: Helping Marcelino with his halftime show.
Walker Marks Upper Valley Realty
Sarah Moore Midway Building Supply
Kody Knowlton OK Chevy
12-year senior Parents: Marcia de Jesus Morales and Josafat Morales Plans after Graduation: I plan to work after graduation.
Amanda Johnson Christina’s Buy, Sell & Trade
Parent(s): Tiffany Johnson & Shawn Davisson HS Activities: 2 years volleyball, 3 years basketball, 2 years softball, 1 year soccer, 4 years FFA. Plans after Graduation: I plan to work over the Summer, then attend Glen Dow Academy of Hair Design in November. Other: I learned a lot over the 4 years I was in High School, but the one thing that stuck with me the most was a quote from my favorite teacher Ms. Chase “Find uncomfortable and stay there.”
12 year senior Parent(s): Omar Peralta Guadalupe Moreno HS Activities: M.E.Ch.A, ASB and I did boys basketball stats for all 4 years of high school. Plans after Graduation: Going to Spokane Community College to become a pastry chef. Other: Favorite teachers are Mr. Goyette, Mr. Swanson
Parents: Shonna & Clayton Dejong HS Activities: Tennis, Basketball Plans after Graduation: Attend WWU to study chemistry
12 Year Senior Parent(s): Shane & Pamela Knowlton HS Activities: Marching Band: Alto Saxaphone player 2 years; also throughout high school was very involved in youth group and played bass on the worship team. (Youth Group – generation520@ v a l l e y c h r i s t i a n f e l l ow s h ip, Oroville & VCF Worship Team) Plans after Graduation: Plans to to into law enforcement and is currently employed at Akins Harvest Foods. Other: My favorite teachers are Chelsea Freeman and John Jones (retired) at the Tonasket Alternative High School; Favorite Book is The Hunger Games Series. Favorite Food is Pizza. Favorite HS Memory is going to California with the Tonasket High School Marching Band to march in the Disneyland Parade and meeting Jack Black.
Jasmine Martindale Stephanie’s Smiles Family Dentistry
Lainey Oliveira Wild Rose Floral Design Parent: Deborah Mathews HS Activities: FFA Plans After Graduation: College
Flavio Portillo Maximus Fitness Center
Parents: Bob & Yavonne Oliveira HS Activities: FCCLA & FBLA Plans After Graduation: Going to Art Institute of Seattle for Baking and Pastry Other: Favorite book: The complete works of Edgar Allen Poe Teachers: Chelsea, Annie, and Gordon.
Parents: Bob and Yavonne Oliveira HS Activities: FCCLA and FBLA Plans After Graduation: Going to Art Institute of Seattle for Baking and Pastry Other: Favorite book: The Parents: Rodimiro Portillo and complete works of Edgar Allen Benedicta Hernadez Poe Teachers: Chelsea, Annie, Plans After Graduation: Find a and Gordon. good paying job and buy a house.
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Tonasket Class of 2014 Michael Orozco Beyers Market
12-Year Senior Parent(s): Donna & Andres Orozco HS Activities: Football, Basketball, and Soccer Plans After Graduation: Attend EWU for Criminal Justice
Michaela Rampley Superior Auto Parts
12 Year Senior Parents: Kimberly and Ernie Rampley HS Activities: High School Act.. Soccer, FFA. ASB, Running Start, Trap Shooting, Fair (showing pigs) Plans after Graduation: In the fall going to Spokane to attend Glen Dow Other: Quote : Dream as if you”ll live forever, live as if you”ll die today. -- James Dean
Dyllan “Peaches” Walton Smith & Nelson
Parents: Jeff & Jennifer Walton HS Activities: Football, wrestling, and Freestyle Wrestling Plans after Graduation: Living in Spokane, attending Devry University. Other: favorite teacher is Dave Mitchell
Trevor Terris Beyers Market
12 year senior Parent(s): Kevin and Jody Terris HS Activities: Football, basketball, tennis, ASB, 6th grade camp counselor, WIAA Leap Committee, TClub Plans after Graduation: Going to WSU and planning on going into Sports Management.
John Rawley Beyers Market
Diante Williamson Gold Digger Apples, Inc.
Lindsay Rhodes Tim’s Country Saw Shop
12 year senior Parent(s): Brian Rhodes Plans after Graduation: Will attend WVC and continue to work. Other: Favorite teacher is Mr. Goyette.
Marcelino RuizMartell Lee Frank Mercantile
12 year senior Parent(s): Arturo and Victoria Ruiz HS Activities: Senior Class President, Spanish Club President, Boys Tonasket Soccer team captian. Plans after Graduation: Attend Western Washington University and find out why Regina George is so mean and awesome at the same time. Other: Favorite teacher / coach: Jack Goyette, Favorite place to eat: Taco Wagon, Favorite Book: The Great Gatsby.
Baylie Tyus VIP Insurance - Tonasket
Madi Villalva Tonasket Interiors
12 year Senior Parents: Rob and Wendy HS Activities: FFA Plans After Graduation: NASCAR Driver Other: Life is like a midget at the urinals, you always gottta be on your toes.
Parents: Jay and Julie Tyus HS Activities: Soccer, Basketball, Softball, FFA, T-Club, Spanish Club, and ASB, Senior Class VP. Plans After Graduation: Attend EWU studying biology and moving to Physical Therapy or Nursing. Other: Favorite Activity: Making it Rain.
Parents: Mark & Mary Pat Villalva HS Activities: Tennis & Volleyball Plans after Graduation: Stay here for a year and work, then later move to Seattle and attend the Seattle Art Institute. Other: Sing & Play Guitar
Levi Schell II Sisters Video
Parent(s): Larry Schell, Jeff Rhoads and Lois Rhoads. Deceased Lisa Schell. HS Activities: Knowledge Bowl and Tennis. Plans after Graduation: Attend Western Washington University Other: My favorite teacher is Mr. Kevin Terris
Derek Sund RDL Auto Service
Mahter Warren Levine Plumbing
Pete Valentine Wells Fargo Bank
Parents: Tom Valentine and Stephanie Roshi HS Activities: Baseball, FFA, Fishing, Hunting and Trapshooting. Plans After Graduation: Become a fishing guide after working in Alaska’s Commercial Fisheries. Other: MY favorite teacher is Mr. Deebach.
Parents: Marybel & James Warren Guardians: Deikel & Jacob Rothe HS Activities: ASB Treasurer, FBLA, FCCLA, Upward Bound, Volleyball, and Band. Plans After Graduation: Going to EWU to study Pre-Law. Other: That’s Sexy!
Tonasket Pizza Company
John Symonds North Valley Hospital
Chance Stucker North Valley Hospital
12-Year senior. Parents: Richard & Geri Rawley HS Activities: Football, Wrestling and baseball. Plans After Graduation: electrical school after high school. 12-year senior Parents: Keven and Louis Williamson. HS Activities: FFA Plans After Graduation: Work for a year or two then go to tech school for welding and mechanics Other: favorite teach is Deebach
T.J. Silverthorn Superior Auto Parts
Parent(s): Sarah Humphries and Kevin Sund HS Activities: Football, Basketball, Soccer, and Baseball. Plans After College: Become Rich and Famous Other: I remember traveling to Pateros every weekend with my brothers, CJ and Dylan, sophomore year during summer Basketball.
Smith & Nelson
Parents: Thomas and Tori Symonds HS Activities: Roping and FFA Plans After Graduation: Go to work on a ranch in Batthe Mountain, Nevada.
12-Year Senior Parents: Juan and Anselma Cervantes High School Activities: Band, Choir, Volleyball, and Track Plans after Graduation: working until I have raised enough money to move to California, so I can pursue my dream of being a music producer. Other: Favorite Memory: Chilling in the bathroom before basketball games
TONASKET 12 Year Seniors
Rose Terry Highlandia Jewelers
Parent(s): John & Kirsten Williams HS Activities: Baseball, Basketball and Football. Plans After Graduation: Attend UW Other: Best Memory: Winning 2 league games in Baseball.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish Tonasket Grads the Best of Luck!
Oroville Class of 2014 Saturday, June 7th 1:00 pm at the Coulton Auditorium Class Colors: Navy and Silver
Class Flower: Daisy
“Each of us has different talents, different dreams and different destinations, but we all have the same power to make a new tomorrow”
Class Song: Best Day of My Life by American Authors
Sierra Speiker Java Junkie ctorian Valedi
Photo by Gary DeVon
Abraham Capote Napa Auto Parts / Oroville
Kaylee Foster Scrap it Up
Stephany Cisneros VIP Insurance - Oroville
Jake Brown The Brown Jug
Parent(s): Jon & Susan Speiker HS Activities: Track (4 yrs), Cross Country (4 yrs), Honors Society (4 yrs) Plans after Graduation: Next year I will be attending the University of Idaho where I will be running Cross Country and Track as a vandal. I plan on majoring in Prephysical Therapy at U of I. Other: “Smile and run happy!” Unknown
Ma Xena Laine (Aya) Cruspero Akins Harvest Foods
Nathan McAllister Frontier Foods torian Saluta
12 Year Senior Parent(s): Jeff & Mary McAllister HS Activities: Baseball, National Honors Society, KISS Club, Be The Change Club (President), Yearbook, College level classes, National Society of HS Scholars Plans after Graduation: Portland Bible College (4 year) after working for one year in order to get myself all set up and ready to go. Hoping to get into ministry and make a change in people's lives. Other: My favorite teacher is Mrs.Wiltse. My favorite High School memory: Football games and Monster energy drinks. “I remember that day when we all came running into class for the first time, just little ones, scared but so full of enthusiasm, and now, we step into the world the same way.” Unknown
Kaitlyn Grunst Hughes Department Store 12 Year Senior Parent(s): Rogelio & Florencia Capote HS Activities: Soccer (4 years), Football (Senior year), Yearbook photographer Plans afer Graduation: Spokane Falls Community College. Other: Tacos rock! “'For I know the plans I have for you' declares the Lord. 'Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you Hope and a future.'” -Jeremiah 29:11
Gabriela Capote Oroville Building Supply
Parent(s): Jennifer Duran, Dan Foster and Cari Foster HS Activities: Tennis (Junior and Senior year), Knowledge Bowl (Senior year), Be The Change Club (Senior year), Choir (Freshman and Sophomore year), Cross Country (Senior year) Plans after Graduation: Spokane Falls Community College then transferring to EWU. Maybe after, going to England for a post-graduate certification in Education. Other: “Everything you want is on the other side of fear.” Jack Canfield
12 Year Senior Parent(s): Ann & Pedro Cisneros HS Activities: Band (4 years), Choir (Freshman year), Softball (Sophomore and Junior year), Knowledge Bowl (Junior year) Plans after Graduation: Attend Wenatchee Valley college.
Rogelio Carranza America’s Family Grill
Parent(s): Troy & Colleen Brown Plans after Graduation: Stay in the Okanogan County and build some wicked cars. Other: “Hop up in this truck, AKA Time Machine.” Unknown
Bridget Clark The Brown Jug
Michael Dudley Lee Frank Mercantile
Parent(s): Amparo (Pia) Lemaster and Joe Lemaster Jr. HS Activities: Tennis (Freshman, Sophomore and Junior year), Football Cheer (Sophomore year), Basketball Cheer (Sophomore and Junior year), Cross Country (Junior year), Knowledge Bowl (Sophomore and Junior year), sang the National Anthem in sports events and assemblies. Plans after Graduation: Attend Spokane Falls Community College for two years, get a part-time job while going to school and audition for singing competitions on TV. Other: “To be yourself in a world thats constantly tryingto make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” Ralph Waldo Emerson.Favorite food is the Hometown salad bar!
Brittni Mathis The Brown Jug
12 Year Senior Parent(s): Benjamin & Engracia Capote HS Activities: Knowledge Bowl, Softball/Fastpitch, Choir, Class Officer, National Honors Society, May Day Junior Attendent, Prom committee Plans after Graduation: I plan to attend Washington State University and study nursing or go into Pre-med. Other: Favorite food is carnitas. They're the best!! “Life is like a camera. Just focus on whats important and capture the good times, develop from the negatives and if things don't work out, just take another shot.” -Unknown
12 Year Senior Parent(s): Esther & Ramon Avina HS Activities: Basketball (Freshman), Wrestling (Senior) Plans after Graduation: Attend Spokane Community College to study Criminal Justice to become a sheriff. Other: My favorite teachers are Parent(s): Jessica Dudley and Mrs.Wiltse, Mr. Rice and Mr. Bobbie Watkins Hutchinson. My favorite quote is HS Activities: Basketball, Soccer, “You play too much.” - Unknown Be The Change Club Plans after Graduation: Spokane Aramis Serrano Falls Community College.
Lukas Mieirs Frontier Foods
North Valley Hospital
12 Year Senior Parent(s): Sharon and Jeff Clark, Patt and Chuck Hayes (Grandparents) HS Activities: Volleyball (4 years) Plans after Graduation: I plan to move to Wenatchee to attend Wenatchee Valley College and get my AA, then transfer to a four year university to major in Nursing. Other: I would like to thank my grandparents for always being there for me. Also, I want to thank the rest of the graduating Seniors at Oroville for making these past few years unforgettable. “Each new day is another chance to change your life.” -Unknown
12 Year Senior Parent(s): Rick Mathis & Elaina Gallant
12 Year Senior Parent(s): Bill and Patti Grunst HS Activities: Soccer (4 years), Basketball (4 years), Track (4 years), H.S. ASB Secretary (Senior year), O-Club (2 years), Be The Change Club (Junior year), Peer to Peer Mediator (Junior year), Upward Bound (2 years), H.S. Pep, Marching, Concert Band (4 years), National Honors Society (Senior year), WASC and LASC attendee Plans after Graduation: Attend EWU and jump for their Track and Field team. I would like to pursue in the medical field in either Nursing or Physical Therapy. Other: “You come into your life with nothing, and the purpose of your life is to make something out of nothing.” -Unknown
OROVILLE 12-Year Seniors
Stephon Robinson North Valley Hospital
12 Year Senior Parent(s): Melissa & Timothy Mieirs HS Activities: Football (4 years), Wrestling (2 years) Parent(s): Michael Robinson Plans after Graduation: Work for and Kathleen Gasper the summer and enlist in the USMC
Parent(s): Julio & Martha Serrano Plans after Graduation: Move to Florida and start Trade School. Other: “I’m just a dreamer born to do good so others can be believers.” Unknown
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Robert Hankins OK Chevy
Parent(s): Robert & Brooke Hankins HS Activities: Sports. Plans after Graduation: Joining the Army.
Joshua Janczyk Gold Digger Apples, Inc.
Luke Kindred North Valley Hospital
12 Year Senior Parent(s): Tony & Katrina Kindred HS Activitites: Football, Track, FBLA, Honors Society Plans after Graduation: Attending Eastern (Major Athletic Training), Attend Doctor of Physical Therapy School Other: “Give a man a match, and he’ll be warm for a minute. But, set him on fire, and he’ll be warm for the rest of his life.” - Unknown
Paola Mojica Akins Harvest Foods
12 Year Senior Parent(s): Patricia Mojica HS Activities: Leadership (3 years, Freshman-Junior), Be The Change Club (Junior year) Plans after Graduation: Move to Spokane and study Cosmetology.
Eddie Ocampo Oroville Pharmacy
Nadia Maldonado Akins Harvest Foods
Angela Nelson Frontier Foods
Parent(s): Alan and Marcie Nelson HS Activities: Band (2010-2012) Pep and Jazz Band, Cheerleading (2012-2014), Soccer (2010-2012) Tennis (2010-2014), FBLA (20102011), ASB Secretary (2012), Social Chair (2012-2013), President (20132014), Class Officer and Secretary (2010-2011), O-Club (2010-2012), May Day Princess (2013), Prom Committee, Junior/Senior Rep. for the North Central Region LASC (2012-2014), a part of the WASC board (2 years), Senior Project – Junior High Transition Conference Plans after Graduation: Go to Spokane Community College and finish the two year Cosmetology program. Other: My favorite memory is thinking about graduation.
Michael Ortiz Leah Cathryn Day Spa
12 Year Senior Parent(s): Guadalupe & Angel Ortiz HS Activities: Band (3 years), Tennis (1 year) Plans after Graduation: Go to Washington State University and major in nursing. Other: “Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.” -Steve Jobs
Ruben B. Renfro OK Chevy
Rosa Rivera Akins Harvest Foods
Parent(s): Juan Rivera & Francisca Benitez High School Activities: Volleyball (Freshman & Sophomore year), Photography Club (Freshman year) Plans after Graduation: I'm going to work for a year or so then after, going to Cosmetology School. Other: My favorite book would have to be The Samuai's Garden by Gail Tsukiyama. My favorite food would have to be carne asada. “Maybe its not about the happy ending, maybe it's about the story.” -Rana Magdy
Diego Santana Hughes Department Store
Tanner Smith Les Schwab Tire Center
Parent(s): Bill Janczyk & Joann Edwards Plans after Graduation: After graduation, I plan to move to Spokane and attend Spokane Falls Community College.
Brittany Jewett Steve Smith, CPA
12 Year Senior Parent(s): Cristina & Jose Maldonado HS Activities: Volleyball, Yearbook Publishing Plans after Graduation: Move to Wenatchee and attend WV College. Other: “Life is like a camera. Just focus on whats important and capture the good times, develop from the negatives and if things dont work out, just take another shot.” Unknown
12 Year Senior Parent(s): Alfonso & Marvella Ocampo HS Activities: Football, Baseball, Wrestling (2014 State participant) Plans after Graduation: Work for the DNR seasonal fire fighting then attend trade school at Spokane Community College. Other: Favorite Secretary is Mrs. Swenson. Favorite quote is “You play too much.” - Unknown
Shelby Scott Gold Digger Apples, Inc.
Menze Pickering VIP Insurance
12 Year Senior Parent(s): Jaime & Olivia Santana HS Activities: Cross Country, Track, Wrestling Plans afer Graduation: Attend SFCC to get a transfer degree to Eastern.
Jake Scott Oroville Dental Center
Track (4 years) Plans after Graduation: Next year I will be attending EWU where I plan on majoring in Business. Other: “When in doubt, eat a trout.” -Unknown
Cruz Ortega Hornet’s Nest
12 Year Senior Parent(s): Jennifer Haddad and Chris Marcolin, Chris Haddad and Vanessa Marcolin (Step Parents) HS Activities: Soccer, Tennis, Basketball and Football Cheer, FBLA (Vice President), ASB, O-Club, Prom Committee, WASC, Little Cheerleader Mentor, Breast Cancer Awareness Night. Plans after Graduation: I will be attending Spokane Community College in the Fall to start the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program to become an Ultrasound Technician. Other: “Quick check your face because I just found a nose in my business.”- Unknown
12 Year Senior Parent(s): Rich & Erin McKinney HS Activities: Varsity Football (4 years), Varsity Baseball (4 years), Basketball (1 year), FFA (5 years) Plans after Graduation: Going to work and not going to college. Other: Football games, Friday night lights is the best adrenaline in the world. Only sport you’re allowed to hit someone and get away with it.
Meagan Moralez Confluence Health Oroville
Parent(s): Brad and Kim Scott HS Activities: Football & Basketball Cheerleading, Fastpitch, FBLA, FFA, May Day Queen, LASC, WASC, Class Officer Plans after Graduation: Attending Washington State University pursuing a major in Education and a minor in Business Finance. Other: “Don't let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.” Unknown
12 Year Senior
Daniel E. McKinney Parent(s): Ryan and Susan Smith HS Activities: Football (4 years), Double ‘A’ Logging
Ashley Marcolin Oroville Dental Center
12 Year Senior Parent(s): Bob and Denise Jewett HS Activities: 4 year Varsity letter athlete in Volleyball, Basketball and Track. National Society of High School Scholars, FFA, LASC, Band, Rodeo, Honor Roll, 6th grade camp counselor, National Honors Society Plans After Graduation: I will be attending Eastern Oregon University in La Grande, Oregon where I will be majoring in Biology and entering their Pre-veterinarian program. While studying there, I will be playing Volleyball for their NAIA Division II Volleyball team. Favorite Quote: “You dont always get what you wish for, you get what you work for.” - Unknown Other: I want to thank all my sports coaches and some teachers I have had here in Oroville for pushing me to be better and making my experiences something I will never forget!
Parent(s): Sabrina Renfro and Jason Bale HS Activities: Cross Country, Wrestling, Track Plans after Graduation: After graduation, I ship out for Army basic training on June 30th to Fort Sill Oklahoma Other: “It’s not about where you come from. What truly matters is your self drive and motivation. That will take you to wherever you can imagine.” -Ruben Renfro
12 Year Senior Parent(s): Shawn and Dalene Nigg HS Activities: Varsity Basketball Plans after Graduation: Work on a ranch. Other: My favorite memories are sitting in ISS with Kristi and Denise and playing with the Scentsy.
12 Year Senior Parent(s): Maria Morales and Tomas Ortega HS Activities: Softball Fastpitch, Upward Bound, 11th grade Princess, Prom committee Plans after Graduation: I plan to attend Eastern Washington University and study Occupational Therapy. If that doesnt work out, I'll go and major in Child Studies. Other: All of my high school memories have something to do with my crazy, silly, loving friends. Those moments of uncontrollable laughter that brought joyful tears and aching bellies, are memories that I will forever remember.
Parent(s): Rick & Lisa Pickering HS Activities: Tennis, Cheerleading, Photography Club, FFA, ASB, Class Officer, Okanogan County Fair Queen 2013, 6th grade camp counselor, Oroville Pep Band. Plans after Graduation: Attending Eastern Washington University, pursuing to go into Physical Therapy. I want to make a difference through working with patients one-on-one and to witness them progress through treatment.
Connelly Quick Trino’s Restaurant
Parent(s): Justin and Lisa Scott HS Activities: Football (4 years), Baseball (3 years), FFA, National Honors Society of High School Scholars, Honor Roll Plans after Graduation: I plan on going to Lineman school through Spokane Community College/Avista. Other: “YOLO. You only live one, but if you do it right, once is enough.” -Unknown Other: I would just like to thank everyone that pushed me to work hard and accomplish my goals.
Emily Viveros Akins Harvest Foods
Taylor Robinson Oroville Building Supply
12 Year Senior Parent(s): Nicci & Mando Moralez HS Activities: Track (1 year), Tennis (1 year), FBLA (1 year), Soccer (3 years), Basketball (4 years), National Honor Society, ASB Treasurer (2 years), Senior Class President Plans after Graduation: Attending EWU. Other: My favorite memory was going to Regionals in Basketball.
Parent(s): Michael Robinson and Kathleen Gasper HS Activities: Wrestling Plans after Graduation: College or Military.
Parent(s): Steve & Marsalla Quick HS Activities: Football (4 years on Varsity), Basketball (2 years on Varsity and 2 years on Junior Varsity), Track (2 years on Varsity, 2 year District participant, and 1 year State participant), Soccer (4 years on Varsity), Freshman Class President, Junior Class Treasurer. Plans after Graduation: 2 year church mission like my sister and then college. Other: I'm really going to miss playing sports for Oroville.
Parent(s): Jose and Juana Viveros HS Activities: Band (2010-2014), Cheer (2012), Choir (2011), Tennis (2014) Plans after Graduation: Going to Spokane Falls Community College then transferring to EWU after two years at SFCC. Then, going to dental school for 4 more years and becoming a dentist. Other: Favorite teachers are Mr. Arnold and Mr. Colvin. I don't really have a “favorite memory.” This whole high school experience has been great. I've made some great friends and have has some great memories. I would say that has been the best part of this high school experience.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish Oroville Grads the Best of Luck! Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune | June 5, 2014
June 05, 2014 edition of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune