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ation sooner rather than later. But it was Karen Stangland, whose leadership of the community swimming pool community has given it focus and direction, that discovered the fundraising opportunity that both hope will bear BY BRENT BAKER fruit. “I was watching junk TV one night BBAKER@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM and saw this Omaze thing,” Stangland TONASKET - The Tonasket Water said. “I saw how much George Clooney Ranch spray park should be completed made for a ‘date with George Clooney’ - I called Linda and thought this summer. it might be something to get Rebuilding the Tonasket City Jack if involved with if he was Swimming pool is likely to take willing.” several years at multiple times Jack Black will be starring the cost. in an upcoming movie based The committees working to on R.L. Stine’s “Goosebumps” make the two projects a realbook series. ity have combined forces in “Once he started looking at it an effort to facilitate the comand talked to the Goosebumps pletion of both, and that has Jack Black people, they took an interest,” helped to bring on board actor Jack Black, who is participating in a Linda Black said. “That’s when it moved fundraiser to bring in the money that is forward.” Purchasing entries at the website hoped to complete the spray park and in a jump start the pool effort. Black has strong family ties to the area, variety of dollar amounts sends funds and his stepmother Linda Black has been to the spray park and pool projects. The the driving force to get the Tonasket winner (and a friend) will be flown to Water Ranch built in order to give area Atlanta, Georgia, housed in four-star children some summertime water recre-


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Above, Savannah Clinedinst, one of Tonasket High School’s three valedictorians this year, accepts her diploma from Tonasket School Board representative Lloyd Caton at Saturday’s THS graduation ceremony. Right, family and friends pose with Oroville graduate Meagan Moralez, this year’s winner of the Glover Cup. In presenting the cup, Oroville Superintendent Steve Quick said it is awarded each year to the senior who best shows “the spirit of Americanism.”


TONASKET - With the North Valley Hospital District Board of Commissioners moved from its normal Thursday date to Monday, June 9, the agenda was a bit shorter than usual. However, of particular note was the fact that the hospital’s debt to Okanogan County has been reduced to $141,677 (as of Monday afternoon), down about $200,000 from the previous board meeting 10 days earlier. Administrator Linda Michel said that union negotiations had concluded, although the new contract had yet to be voted on. “We’re glad we’re done,” Michel said. “They went well. They were tiring days and tense at times, but we got through it. As soon as they vote on it, June 17-18, we’ll bring the details back here

(to report).” The commissioners also heard reports from Human Resources director Jan Gonzales, who discussed the costs of a high turnover rate and said that North Valley Hospital’s turnover rates have reduced significantly in the past five years and in most areas are below (better than) the national average. The board also heard a pharmacy quality report from NVH pharmacist Mike Harshberger, who discussed medication safety and procedures for monitoring, tracking and disposing of expired medications.

PREVIOUS MEETING Prior to the May 29 meeting, the board had to approve the emergency repair of the corrosion protection system in one of the fuel tanks. Chief Information Officer Kelly


Planning to expand July 4th fireworks event Several projects in Oroville coming to completion BY GARY A. DEVON MANAGING EDITOR

OROVILLE – Clyde Andrews, Oroville Chamber of Commerce president, discussed the plans for an expanded Community Fireworks Display at the Oroville City Council meeting Tuesday, June 3. “First of all we are requesting the use of Deep Bay Park for this year’s July 4th fireworks display,” Andrews said. “While Dane Forester has been organizing for many years, he’s tired. He’s still willing to help organize the fireworks themselves and shoot them off... he’s tired.”

In addition to helping raise money to cover costs of the show, Andrews said the Chamber wants to expand the show to include other activities, like a patriotic song contest and decorated boat parade. “We are hoping to have a bigger display too... last year there was something like $5000 and $1500 of that went to insurance. We are trying to raise nearly $10,000, but we don’t want to go over $10,000 because that puts us into another license category,” the Chamber president said. Andrews said the Chamber has discussed other ways to raise money including charging for parking at the park and rental of the picnic shelters. “These and possibly having more vendors could provide a little extra cash for next year’s event,” said Andrews.


Oroville Ambulance Coordinator Debra Donahue and EMT Jackie McDaniels demonstrate the ease with which patients can be loaded and unloaded from Oroville’s new ambulance using the power gurney. The demonstration took place following the Tuesday, June 3 meeting of the Oroville City Council.

After some discussion about whether the covered shelters could be rented or auctioned off by Mayor Chuck Spieth and the council, it was decided that since the Chamber was reserving the entire park on the Fourth of July they could also raise money using the park facilities. “I think it would be fine if the city waived the park use fees and allowed the park to be reserved and used for fund raising,” said Councilman Ed Naillon.

PROJECT REPORTS Oroville Public Works Superintendent Rod Noel reported that the tank for the North End Reservoir Project has been completed and that the water will just need to go through water purity certification. The reservoir was constructed to increase reliability in Oroville’s north end water

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system which serves businesses and residences north of the city limits on the west side of Osoyoos Lake. The water system is being upgraded because of the new U.S. Border Patrol Station and most of the funding for the reservoir is being paid for using federal funds.

“The tank looks well put together and it looks like the project will be completed midmonth. All that has to be done before it can be used is to cut into the main line,” said Noel. “That’s good news... it’s been a long time coming,” said Mayor



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Spieth. Noel added that the contractor, who is behind schedule on the project “is on liquidated damages” because of the time frame. He said that since May 9th there

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Oroville soph wins spot on Youth Tech Camp Team Sammie Walimaki selected for Summer Program in Panama

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Tonasket Outreach students visited the Chewelah Peak Learning Center May 15-16.

Tonasket Outreach visits Chewelah Peak Submitted by Carol Lanigan Tonasket Outreach School

TONASKET - Middle and high school Outreach Friday School students went on an exciting field trip to Chewelah Peak Learning Center on May 15 and 16. After a three hour bus ride, we arrived at the beautiful campus and set our belongings in the dormitory. Then we were off to lunch at the dining hall. Everyone was anxious to begin our activities and soon after lunch, we went on a 3

mile hike with campus director, Patrick Sawyer. We learned to identify different trees along the way and enjoyed being outside on a warm, spring afternoon. After our hike, Bill Barnes met with us to do some team building activities. Students had to learn to work together and listen to their teammates. This was more challenging than expected, but we managed to meet our goal. That evening after dinner, we played basketball and Frisbee and sat around the campfire eating S’mores and listening to music.

The next morning we did some leadership surveys to see what kind of leaders we had in our group. The results were very interesting. We learned that there are four types of leaders and that it is good to have a variety of leadership styles in any group. Then we were off to the Challenge Course, but before we could do any challenge activities, we had to prove that we could trust each other and would be there to support each other. The Challenge Course was super fun. Students had to prob-

lem solve and work together to complete the tasks which included climbing a cable spool that was elevated several feet off the ground, walking a tight rope 3 feet off the ground, and walking on a set of 5 different cables that were attached to trees. We managed to get at least one of the team to the finish line after helping each other along and supporting each other. Then off to lunch and onto the bus to return home. Our adventure to Chewelah Peak was fun and engaging as well as a learning experience we will never forget.

crowd mapping, and will participate in cultural exchange activities. Students will work with the AAG team over the next year to learn how to use geographic technologies for climate change Submitted by themes and implement a comPatricia Solis munity project in collaboration with their teammates. AAG Project Director The Panama TechCamp WASHINGTON, DC - The will take place July 26-August Association of American 6, 2014 in Panama City. Other Geographers (AAG) announced TechCamps rounds will take that place in La Paz, Bolivia and Sammie Walimaki from Pretoria, South Africa. All stuOroville High School has been dent teams from all three rounds selected to participate in will continue to work the Global Connections through online collaboand Exchange; My ration next fall to finCommunity, Our Earth ish their projects, which (GCE MyCOE) Youth will then be showcased TechCamp in Panama in an Online Youth for a 10-day trainLeadership Project Fair ing camp focusing on at the end of the proGeoTechnologies for Sammie Walimaki gram in national venClimate Change and the ues. Environment. GCE MyCOE Youth A total of 120 High school TechCamps program provides students from the United States, geographic perspectives, learnBolivia, Panama, and South Africa ing resources, and technologiwere competitively selected from cal tools to encourage youth to among hundreds of applications engage with their local communifor the GCE MyCOE TechCamps ties around global sustainability based on a demonstrated inter- themes. Additional information est in traveling internationally, is available at www.mvcoe.onr. familiarity with geographic techThe Association of American nology, leadership aptitude, and Geographers is a scientific and service to the community. educational society more than During the TechCamp, stu- 11,000 members from more 60+ dents will self-organize on cross- countries. Members include stucultural teams to create youth-led dents, educators, and professionlocal projects. All participants will als interested in the theory methreceive academic preparation, ods, and practice of geography. orientation, mentoring and train- The AAG is a founding partner ing in the use of GeoTechnologies of MyCOE and has served as secsuch as online mapping, com- retariat since its inception. Go to munity GIS, mobile GPS, and www.aa!!.org to learn more.

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Mike Oberg as “Tranio”

Bob Goodwin as “Gremio”

Ken VanderStoep as “Hortensio”

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Shakespeare meets the ‘60s beginning Thursday as the Tonasket Community Theater begins its two week run of director Sarah Kaiser’s modern adaptation of “The Taming of the Shrew. The cast all be donning outfits such as leisure suits and other ‘60s staples while spouting Shakespearean lines. The production annually serves as the cultural center’s biggest fundraiser; this year, all proceeds from Opening Night, June 12, will be donated toward the purchase of the Tonasket Food Bank building. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased at Tonasket Natural Foods, Roy’s Pharmacy, Oroville Pharmacy and Main Street Market. Shows are June 12-14 and 20-21 at 7:00 p.m., with a 4:00 Sunday matinee on June 22.

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MOLSON - The Molson Midsummer Festival is planned for Saturday, June 21 in the Molson Grange and the Schoolhouse Museum and grounds. Start your day at 8 a.m. with a pancake feed in the grange hall. Then participate in the “Run, Walk or Shuffle” Race at 9 a.m. The traditional May Pole Dance takes place at 10:30 a.m. and the vehicles from the classic car show will participate in a parade at 11 a.m. Horshoe Tournament 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. Frisbee golf from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and car awards at 2 p.m. There will also be a lunch concession from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please join us in Molson for the Molson School House 100th Anniversary Celebration on July 26th, 2014. Watch for details

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jack black | FROM A1 hotel, and be Jack Black’s guest on the “Goosebumps” movie set. “He kind of asked what he needed to do,” Linda Black said. “I just told him to treat them like he does his dad and I. When we go down, we hang out in his trailer. He goes to the makeup place. Roz, his hair designer, has been with him since he was 19 or 20, is someone we think of as a family member. So when they get to meet Roz, that’s a really personal thing. “Plus the eating is great, with assistant directors running around feeding you.” The contest runs through June 23. Black and Stangland are hoping the money brought in through the fundraiser are enough to get the ball rolling more quickly for the swimming pool project. “On July 9, we begin digging no matter what,” Black said, noting that there is still work being done by the city to upgrade the lift station at Chief Tonasket Park, part of which will be paid by the spray park project. “We’re starting then regardless of where that’s at.” “Hopefully this Omaze

thing will give us a jump start.” Stangland said. “When people realize how expensive the pool will be, they’re pretty shocked. Then they are hesitant to donate, say, $25,000. But it cost us $20,000 just to get an engineering design. “When my dad died he talked to Mayor (Patrick) Plumb about the pool. ...He gave money for the pool and there were a few other fundraisers earmarked for the pool. I wanted to respect that and get the ball rolling, make it happen. But it is a long project.” The water ranch will end up costing about $250,000 with minimal maintenance costs. The pool is estimated to be about $1.5 million to build plus another $4050,000 a year to maintain. “If we don’t come close to raising about $1 million, we can’t even apply for grants until 2016,” Stangland said. “We will have to keep raising money however we can and then apply for matching grants.” “We’ve supported the water ranch, but a lot of the communication around town ... if you had fundraising for both at the same

time it might be a nightmare. We might be butting heads all around town. So we backed off a bit and decided to work on this together.” If it seems like it will be years before a pool can be built, with grants not even available to be applied for for another two years ... well, it is. Which is why Black has been working for the past two years to get the spray park built, both to serve as a “bridge” to the pool at a fraction of the cost as well as provide a new recreational opportunity in Tonasket. And, she notes, it’s already provided some benefits. Thanks to a Community Foundation grant, new signage is popping up - a the new Tonasket welcome sign at the north end of town, built by Kurt Haskin, as well as a new sign for Chief Tonasket Park that will highlight all of the park’s activities (and make it much easier for visitors to find). “We just need people to come together for projects that benefit the community,” Stangland said. “It all goes hand in hand. People want good schools, good doctors, good recreation for their kids. It all keeps the community vibrant.”

nvh | FROM A1 Cariker said that the Department of Ecology, while on site for a routine inspection, determined that the corrosion protection system on one of the tanks no longer passed tests and required repair. Because an emergency repair was required, Cariker said, the commissioners were polled by phone for approval of the project. Cariker said that there had not been any fuel leaks. Also the backup generator that had been shipped to Spokane for repair has been reinstalled and tested, he said.

VA Clinic Director of Ancillary Services Noreen Olma reported that the Veterans Administration clinic currently had 710 patients in its system. “We continue to bring in new patients monthly,” Olma said in her written report. “But (we) also continue to lose patients due to circumstances we cannot control, (such as) death, relocation, and means tests.” Olma also reported that first

quarter customer surveys indicated 100 percent of time patients surveyed their rooms as clean. Also, she noted that NVH’s Imaging Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in mammography as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. Business Development Coordinator Terri Orford reported that she and VSO Shane Barton were working together to reach out to area veterans to ensure they were informed of the clinics services. “We created a short survey asking our VA Clinic Vets how they heard about our services (i.e. radio, newspaper, etc), whether they had suggestions on how to reach out to Veterans, what we do well and what we can improve on in our clinic,” Orford said in her written report. “We will be handing these surveys out to every patient in the VA Clinic

for the next three months, collect the data, and determine how to proceed.”

Long Term Care Long Term Care director Linda Holden said that a DSHS complaint investigator visited the facility in April in regards to the call light system. The system in the west wing was recently installed after several months of using temporary measures. “We are never informed what prompts the visit,” she wrote. “The investigator reviewed our documentation related to residents’ falls before the system was complete and reviewed the various safety plans we had in place when the system was out. “The paper documentation related to our safety rounds and plans amounted to eight inches of paper in 3, 3 ring binders. The surveyor left satisfied that we were on track with the call light safety plan as well as the individualized care plan for residents.” The Board of Commissioners next meet on Thursday, June 26.

Lake Osoyoos rises as runoff increases Washington State operations help maintain lake levels for many uses

levels can fluctuate into early July depending on snowpack, explained Al Josephy, an environmental planner with Ecology. Ecology seeks to maintain the water level between 911.5 and 912 feet from May 1 to Sept. 15, but occasionally there’s a chance for flooding when snowmelt and runoff are high. “We have the gates of the dam wide open right now, trying to keep the lake at our target level,” Josephy said. Sometimes the lake rises beyond 913 feet and rarely reaches as high as 915 feet, causing temporary flooding. Lake Osoyoos is fed from Okanagan Lake in Canada. Making room for snow runoff in the upper watershed puts pressure on smaller Lake Osoyoos. Water also backs up below the dam when the much larger

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YAKIMA – Due to rising temperatures and spring runoff, water levels in Osoyoos Lake are rising. In some years, this can result in temporary flooding on properties around the lake. The lake straddling the British Columbia and Washington border near Oroville, serves as a source of water for irrigation and summer recreation in both the U.S. and Canada. The Washington Department of Ecology regulates lake levels at Zosel Dam in Oroville. Lake

Similkameen River joins the Okanogan River below Oroville during spring snowmelt, Josephy said. This makes managing spring runoff difficult throughout the system. Lake levels are mandated by the International Joint Commission (IJC), a board made up of representatives from the United States and Canada. For more information on the operation of Zosel Dam or Lake Osoyoos, contact Al Josephy at Ecology at 360-4076456. Additional information on the International Osoyoos Lake Board of Control and the new Order of Approval can be found at To track the progress of lake levels in “real-time,” as well as find additional information, go to the U.S. Geological Survey web page for Osoyoos Lake.

Council | FROM A1 is a penalty of $500 a day that the city could collect. Noel also reported on the Central and Cherry Street Project which replaces a water line, as well as repaves portions of the two streets. “I’m sure everyone is getting tired of Central and Cherry being torn up, but I can say that the project is on schedule,” Noel reported. “They had 10 or 12 trucks lined up with hot asphalt when there was a cloudburst that hit right while they were on Fir and Central. When it stopped raining they were able to get things dried out and it didn’t seem to stop them.” Noel explained that the reason why the parking areas on both sides of the streets were paved first, leaving the center part unpaved. He said that because federal funds were used in the project, a more durable, and more expensive, mix of asphalt was necessary in the travel lanes. The extra cost of the different material will increase the price of the project by about $7500 which will be born by the city. “In reality we haven’t paid much for the project,” said Clerk

Kathy Jones. “Just the water side... the street side has been paid for 100 percent through the grant,” said Noel, adding, “They are scheduled to be finished paving on Thursday (June 5) and have the entire project substantially finished by the end of the week,” he said.

Dorothy Scott Airport Airport Services Manager Steven Johnston reported that the airport has been busy. He said it probably will become more busy even as much of it will need to be closed down due to the planned $785,800 FAA/State Aeronautics Airport Project planned for later this summer. “It will become complicated because of the helicopters that are used to dry off the cherries and because there is a new cherry worm from China which will mean increased spaying,” said Johnston. “Fire season in Alaska has already started as well.” Johnston said the airport will be kept open for rotary wing aircraft for agriculture and fire season during the construction. He also requested that the city sweep the runway because he had

a turbo prop KingAir airplane land twice and sand and other materials are hard on that aircraft’s props.

Other Business Oroville Ambulance Coordinator Debra Donahue received permission to add Tosha Robinson to to EMT list. She also reported that she was excited about the implementation of high performance CPR in the region. She said that she and fellow EMT Paul Bouchard had got to the Methow to become trainers. “For rural counties it will make a big difference in survival rates,” she said. Donahue also reported that MedStar Air Ambulance now had a base in Brewster. “We had a Marion Creek patient and they landed near the School House Museum. The timing worked out really well. It is a good thing for our communities to have them based in Brewster,” she said. Following adjournment, the mayor and several council members followed Donahoe across the street to get a closer look at the new ambulance.

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A battle of the special interests

Okanogan County has been without a current Comprehensive Plan for a long time; the latest plan dates back to 1964. Although there’s a large faction that would like to see things return to what were surely simpler times, we need a new Comprehensive Plan to see us into the future. While resources – timber, agriculture, mining - remain a big part of our economy, other things are starting to become part of the mix. Things like recreation and tourism – in 1964 we were more geared to slogans like “Visit the Sunny Okanogan.” We’re still the Sunny Okanogan, but how we invite people here now is like comparing the rotary phones of 1964 to today’s smart phones. Many of those we invite now decide they want to stay. To accommodate them we have things like high speed internet, allowing people to do their jobs from hundreds of miles away from the office– why wouldn’t they Out of want to live here while doing them? These new citizens often have different ideas My Mind about the way things should be. They aren’t thinkGary A. DeVon ing in terms of mining, timber and cattle, or even llamas. And while a faction would like to see us return to 1964, even 1894, or at least they think they would, our world keeps on changing and we need to have a plan in place that will help us see our way through this century, not the last. That’s what all the regional meetings throughout the county were supposed to be about. They were supposed to be a way to find out just what should be included in the new Comprehensive Plan by listing to everyone’s ideas. The Gazette-Tribune covered several of the meetings that were in our area, but all that work was thrown out. Some were claiming the plan taking shape was being swayed by the special interests. Of course it was special interests, albeit other factions, who said what was being formed wouldn’t work for our county. They volunteered to rewrite the plan to their own interests and basically that’s what we got. However, another set of special interests, in the form of the Methow Valley Citizens’ Council and Futurewise are appealing one of the county’s decisions regarding the newest draft of the plan and the related term “Interim” Zoning Ordinance. The county says the plan does not require an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). These groups say to adequately inform decision-makers and the public of resulting impacts to the environment an EIS needs to be done. Before we wrote about these groups’ appeal in last week’s paper we asked County Commissioner Jim DeTro for a comment, but it was close to deadline and he just missed getting back to us in time. He has since responded, but unfortunately he’s not allowed to say much. He said that although the Comp Plan is a legislative matter, the appeal is brought by individual parties which moves it into the quasi-judicial format. As such he could offer no comment other than acknowledgement of the appeal and that a hearing will be set at a future date to consider it. Special interest groups have their place, whether it be the Okanogan County Farm Bureau or the Methow Valley Citizens’ Council. We all have our own special interests. However, any new Comprehensive Plan can’t be only one thing, just like no one of these groups, not one person is all one thing. Any plan has to represent all the county’s citizens. So that means no one is ever going to be fully satisfied. Like their predecessors I do not envy the commissioners’ position when it comes to trying to satisfy everyone with a new Comp Plan, nor do I envy Planning Director Huston. However, whatever the final decision, the plan can not be geared to just one group – it must take into account that we are a different county than we were forty years ago and probably will be in another 10 years. Hopefully by then we will be celebrating the tenth anniversary of our Comprehensive Plan, not it’s 50th.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Rep. Doc Hasting votes against jobs Dear Editor, I wish ‘Doc’ Hastings would have listed out the dozens of “pro-growth bills” he and his colleagues supported to create good paying jobs for the Class of 2014. The Seattle Times runs an interesting feature every Sunday showing the voting record for each Congress member on each major vote taken that week. I faithfully read it. Maybe “support” means something different to the Congressman than “voted for” because without exception he has voted against any meaningful job creation bill that has come before the house. And has done so for years. To add insult to injury a few weeks back he voted to kill a house bill that would have not

only financed 27 new VA facilities but helped finance the education costs for thousands of veterans. Also as election time rolls around I would suggest Okanogan County voters check the Times to see what your congressman is really doing. I might also suggest the Okanogan County Democratic Party pick up a copy every week as well. Might help you to run better elections if you had the information. William Johnston Chesaw

Supports George Cicotte for Congress Dear Editor, Over the years, I have avoided writing letters about politics. Events of the last six

Encourage all to attend school concerts


Dear Editor, What a beautiful show Mr. Stiles, the Middle School and High School students performed last week. I was surprised to find that the bleachers were sparsely occupied. This was my first time coming to see the students perform. It was impressive! The students and Mr. Stiles had put a lot of effort into the program! I would like to encourage everyone to attend future performances whether or not they have a student participating in a band. It was a joy to see our young talented musicians perform. I am looking forward to attending future programs. Teresa Fast Oroville

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years in our federal government have made me change my mind. The retirement of Doc Hastings, who demonstrated his support of his constituents and American principles calls to all of us to find and support a replacement that will carry on Doc’s efforts. George Cicotte is such a person. George is an energetic advocate for much of what we hold dear: the Constitution, a balanced budget, a reasonable health care program that is simple enough to work, a real by-partisan effort in our Congress to achieve a better country for all Americans. George is a family man (7 kids), past president of our Rotary club, an attorney specializing in health-care issues and works with a number of agricultural companies (enhancing his knowledge of ag issues). Most important: George listens, something really lacking in D.C. I’m voting for George to represent me, as Doc did, in Congress. Larry Towner Kennewick, Wash.

Ban Seattle bicyclists In Vietnam we periodically held festive “Mad Minutes”. The entire perimeter of guard bunkers on a base larger than Omak/Okanogan would blaze away for a solid minute to dispose of out-of-date ammunition. Hundreds of rifles, shotguns, pistols, grenade launchers and heavy machine guns thundered at once. At night this made for a stunning display of tracer streaks and explosions but the single word that came to mind was ... loud. Bill Slusher Then there was Mt. St. Helen’s in 1980. Nonetheless, it positively staggers the collective mind of humankind to conceive of anything in the known universe louder than what you would hear from greater Seattle and its ilk if a certain event occurred. Imagine the din that would ensue if a group of Okanogan Countians divined themselves the omniscient keepers of everything and thus sashayed to Seattle to demand that their roads be closed to... bicyclists. Suppose these meddlers in another region’s business waxed righteously about how dangerous it was to operate bicycles on Seattle public roads. Suppose these non-cycling outsiders argued that since a microscopic minority of bicyclists rode on sidewalks, blew red lights and rode on private property it was somehow necessary to bar all bicyclists from all Seattle streets with speed limits under 35 mph. Suppose those OK Countians were incensed at the refusal of Seattle to heed their royal edicts and brought a lawsuit to force servitude. Just imagine the cacophonous crescendo of ‘mind-your-own-business!’ howls that would ensue from the greater Seattle concrete tribes.

They’d rival all my dogs en masse when the Riverside fire siren goes off. Yet, Bellingham’s liberal political front, Conservation Northwest, and a klatch of Methow Valley soul mates are as we speak attempting the same meddlesome interference in Okanogan County affairs. These folk are effectively wailing that climate change calamity will pale to insignificance compared to the world ending havoc of allowing ATV’s to be operated on Okanogan County roads speed limited under 35 mph. Through their attorney henchmen these deep-pocket (met any cheap lawyers?) megameddlers contrive an endless list of ‘safety’ and other concerns, but let’s face it. In the end it all boils down to simple, sour, shameful ... bigotry. The anti-ATV klan openly despises the motorized recreation group for the microminority thereof who sometimes illegally ride OFF road on some public and private property. So they get frantic revoking everyone’s right, county-wide, to a broadened popular activity they don’t happen to like. It is in no way whatsoever different in human theme than one religion wishing to ban another for its perceived heretical activities. Keep in mind, we’re only talking about county roads which are ... already ... being driven on daily by everything from motorcycles to mini-vans to trailer trucks. And bicycles. Safety is a laughably contrived pretext. ATV’s are usually smaller and lighter than motorcycles and go slower. To be used on public roads the state requires that ATVs be equipped with lights, mirrors and horns, and that they bear expensive license plates and be driven only by licensed car drivers. Unlike with cars, the state even demands that ATV riders obtain costly inspections of their vehicles. Clearly the only ‘safety’ remotely at risk is that of the ATV riders, and they’ll take their

chances like Seattle bicyclists. None of us want ATVers (or mountain bikers, hikers, jeepers, horses or anyone else) trespassing private property or degrading our public lands. We get that. Public land is every bit as much ours as it is that of urban elitists who seem to think otherwise, and we revere it just as much. But this is America, not North Korea. Let those who actually break laws pay the price therefor. There is zero justification for trying to penalize an entire class of lawful, tax-paying citizens who ride ATVs because a tiny few of them occasionally ride irresponsibly. (Memo to the anti-ATV klan: Do you ... really ... think the few abusers are suddenly going to respect public/private land because you make them haul their ATVs to the accesses on trucks and trailers instead of riding their ATV’s there? Want to buy an Amish Learjet?) As with all bigotries, this anti-ATV attack is about hatred of something different not understood, enjoyed or shared by groups who regard themselves superior, and thus it has no business in moral human affairs. With a growing legion of aging (and voting) American baby boomers finding ever more need for our ATVs to enable us to enjoy our outback county and its activities, as well as use them on our road-divided ranches, this is no time to permit the bigotry of outsiders to become the standard for our laws. Ride your ATV (or horse, jeep, bicycle or just walk) to the commissioner’s hearing room in Okanogan June 16th at 3pm, and tell our commissioners ... and the meddling outsiders ... that very reality. William Slusher’s latest novel is a bipartisan Pacific Northwest political comedy: CASCADE CHAOS, or, How Not To Put Your Grizzly In The Statehouse. williamslusher@

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Okanogan Valley Life Container gardening: Like the results, not the work I think I have come to the finish of my gardening (in pots). I do not like the job but like the end results. A true gardener enjoys digging, planting and all that goes with it. I do not. Never did. Probably never will. Too old to change now, and the short time that I was outside the mosquitoes found me. Don’t like them either! It looks as if the majority of the work is finished on Central Ave. Nice new blacktopping and all kinds of good things underneath. New water pipes so there shouldn’t be any leaks for a good long time. So graduation day has come and gone. Now we have a bunch of kids wondering what to do with themselves, however some know and are anxious to get on to the next phase of their life. Tonasket school had quite a gathering at the Rodeo grounds and those that wish have their party there, with a huge barbecue and hamburgers and hot dogs are cooked, then assorted salads and

desserts are provided potluck style to those attending. Large tents were set up, in case of inclement weather, with the graduate having a smaller covered area for showing their personal memento’s. It’s a very nice community affair, or so it seems to me. The new sign, at the south entry into town, pertaining to the museum is a nice addition. Good job Connelly Quick! The town has benefited from a number of other senior projects. It is always good seeing how well family functions are attended by the Sawtell/Ripley families. Doreen (Ripley) and Chris Cleman’s third girl, Kathyrn, was among the Tonasket graduates with aunts, uncles and cousins coming from Spokane and Canada as well as many local family members and friends. Marilyn (Sawtell) Toth, Canada, is still receiving treatments of chemo and radiation, and is still ahead of the game. She’s a trouper and doesn’t give up. It was good to see Ray and Vicki

Attwood and have a chat with them. Our ages are such that it sometimes takes all of us to come up with a name from the past but eventually (sometimes) we come up with it, if no one is in a big hurry. I try and not use the word “hate” too often, but I really do hate thunder, especially sudden bursts of it, when I have sorta dosed off, like happened one evening last week, and was suddenly aroused by such a terrific clatter of noise that for a moment or two, I thought I was in Missouri, where it’s a common occurrence. When the “Dollars for Scholars” program was started, (now with a name change) but for the same purpose, for helping worthy high school students to further their college educations, a goodly number of foundations were formed by local and sometimes not local families. One such, was started by the children of Philip and Yulah Schlief, Molson pioneer family, with a sizable amount


of money and they thoroughly believed also generous donors to our “88 Keys” in higher education and helping along project when we acquired the baby grand the way those who qualify. The families piano for the high school.) Nice folks! have continued throughout the years It is sometimes said that small schools with yearly donations. When the treasur- don’t provide good educations, which, er of the foundation recently in my opinion is not true. If received a check for $101, one applies themselves it can a rather odd amount, they be done. A good mind set is learned that Ferber Schlief, the key to the answer. You Baltimore, MD had died at can be a jerk in a big school the age of 101, the last of as well as a small one or you the Schlief children, who can be successful. The choice were Maple, Julia Ann and is yours. Gilbert. Two of whom spent Slow down, or better yet many years in the education stop, at the new park entrance field. sign, to Lake Osoyoos Veterans Ferber worked his Park. Sure does look better way through college at THIS & THAT than the cement slab that has Washington State University Joyce Emry been there for quite some time, (College at that time) by keeping me wondering what being a fireman, making and was coming next. repairing furniture and he could repair Food for thought. Was visiting with most equipment, mechanical and elec- a local merchant recently and he was trical. His motto was “anything that saying what a good tool the internet is man can make, man can fix.” He was as a good deal of his business is handled an electrical engineer at the Bureau in this way. Being from an older genof Reclamation at Grand Coulee Dam eration, I thought a bit then said to him, for 40 years, building and using equip- “years ago we used to sit down at the ment that was vital to the advancement table with a Sears or Wards catalog, of electricity, and even had a part in make out an order, write a check and the Hanford project. He received many mail it. In three or four days the items medals and commendations for other would arrive at our house and was all inventions that were for the betterment paid for against now owing a credit card of mankind. He truly had a brilliant mind company.” So how far have we actually and used it effectively. (Schliefs were advanced? ‘Til next week!

Honoring A1C Cody Swenson Submitted by Daralyn Hollenbeck President, NCW Blue Star Mothers

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Standing with the Terrific Kids is a Past President and long time Kiwanian Chuck Weller. This is our last picture for the school year but hope to see you in September. We would like to thank all the parents who have help us give out the goodies to the Terrific Kids. We welcome any one who would like to help us when we start the program again in September.

Market can be a good source of income Suzanne Dailey Howard Tonasket Farmers’ Market

Last week we learned how shopping at Tonasket Farmers’ Market can be good for your health. Now we’ll explore ways in which it can increase wealth. The first obvious benefit is to the vendors; the farmers, crafters and bakers who bring their wares to market benefit directly from their sales. To many of them, it is a major source of their income. They have spent months buying seed, planting, and watering or buying yarn and crafting. Now they wait in faith of labor’s rewards. Gail Hogan, of Gopher Ridge Farm said income from the market is a big part of her family’s budget. She features fresh butter head lettuce, eggplant and pepper plants, along with herbal soaps and healing lotions. Try her pep-

TONASKET MARKET REPORT permint glycerin soap for a clean and awake experience. She gave two bits of advice “Live simply, eat fresh, and you will never be poor, you will eat like kings.” Looking for a hostess gift last week, Babe’s Towels caught my eye. Babe Saulsbury crochets hanging towels and dish and jar scrubbers. She says creating for the market keeps her busy. I found a set of towels with a sunflower theme for my friend Bernie, who loves to paint sunflowers. Wouldn’t you know it, in a booth across from Babe, I found a sunflower scented candle to add to the gift. Sasha Jones sells her “Cha Cha Candles,” many of which are scented with essential oils. Her candles are soy based and clean burning, and have proven to me to be a real value for the

money. Are you a gardener with a green thumb? Are you an artistic and enthusiastic crafter? Then perhaps you’d like to try your hand at market vending. Stop and see Margie Anderson, Market Manager, or call her at (509) 4290887 and learn how. If you join the market family, you can also help your family budget, while enjoying great camaraderie. Finally, shopping at your local farmers’ market increases the wealth of your community. Several years ago Tonasket Chamber of Commerce promoted a “Buy Local” campaign. Forgive me if I am quoting this incorrectly, but I believe they told us that one dollar spent locally increases the local economy by seven-fold. It works on the principle that your dollar spent with Farmer Joe is in then spent at a local feed store, which then pays it to a local employee, who spends it at a local restaurant, etc. So increase your wealth and that of your community, shop Tonasket Farmers’ Market. See you at the market!

Habitat home tour Submitted by Arlene Johnson

Okanogan Habitat for Humanity

OMAK - On the most important day of June--the Summer Solstice - June 21 - you will have the opportunity to view four beautiful homes and gardens in the Omak area for the 2014 Home Tour and Luncheon. The Okanogan Habitat for Humanity will once again sponsor its annual fund-raising Home Tour and Luncheon showcasing the homes of Linda Cattarusa and Stan Carter in Malott; Sherrie Farrel and Jim Martin in Okanogan; Philip Skirko near Salmon Creek; and John Devaney on Smith Road. The Cattarusa/Carter house was built by Stan Carter Construction and features a large grand room-style living room, dining room, and kitchen. The kitchen boasts a professional

stove, with a sun/sitting room next to it. There is also a library/ guest room. A deck surrounds the upper second story with views down the valley. There are three levels with a grandmother apartment downstairs and a small greenhouse. The downstairs also includes an office and wine/produce cellar. The Ferrel/Martin house was built under the auspices of Jim Martin’s solar business, with special gardens around the house. The house has high ceilings in the kitchen and dining area with beautiful plants provided their own growing areas near the ceiling. A delicious salad lunch will be provided at the Shady Creek Garden and Ponds, 388 Omak River Road, Omak, from noon until 2 p.m. The meal includes several kinds of salads, cold drinks, and lovely desserts. The luncheon will be beside the pond and specialty trees which

is a favorite area of Shady Creek patrons. Tickets are $15 and will be on sale at Oroville Pharmacy, Lee Frank’s in Tonasket, Novelty Delights in Omak and Rawson’s in Okanogan. Directions to each home will be given with the ticket purchase. Please come and invite a friend. Proceeds go to the purchase of our 8th building site for an eligible family in need of a home.

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For the month of June we are honoring Air Force Aerospace Medical Technician Airman First Class Cody Swenson. His mother Shannon is a three star Blue Star Mother with three sons currently serving. Shannon has also served as a military wife being married their father, Brian, who is now retired from military service himself. Cody comes from a strong military clan that believes you must serve your country first to enjoy the freedoms America has to offer. His grandfathers served in WWII and the Vietnam conflict, respectfully. Cody’s uncles were drafted into military during the Vietnam conflict. Born Jan. 20, 1994, Cody joined the Air Force in March of 2013. Currently, he is assigned

Looking for 4th of July Parade participants Submitted by Marianne Knight Highlands Correspondent

This is a very busy time on our Hilltop. It seems that there are more activities popping up all the time. Just to recap this last week, We are making progress with the transferring of the programs on the computer. Now– if we could retrain the operator.... You know that old saying about teaching old dogs new tricks. The attendance was down a bit at Bingo. The next Bingo Friday will be on June 20 at 7 p.m. Get a group together and join in the fun. Fiona’s is open on the weekends with Farmers Market and Chesaw grown plants. The planting season started last Monday. Get those starts in the garden – now. Don’t forget that you can get your favorite espresso and pastries at Fiona’s along with some gardening tips and some good conversation. You can also sit on the shaded porch and enjoy the warm sun or a cool breeze. The chicken soup or chili lunch last Saturday at the picnic tables in Chesaw was successful with about 20 in attendance. Thank you Mike and Beth and the rest of your prayer group for the great lunch and good company. We hope we can do this again. The Molson Summer Fun Day will be here before we know it. The big day is June 21 and the day will start at 8 a.m. with a Pancake Breakfast at the Grange Hall. The cost is $8 for one darn good breakfast. The rest of the day will be filled with many activities such as a Classic Car Show, a Parade


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A1C Cody Swenson primarily of visitors from Japan. Guam’s second largest source of income is the United States Armed Forces. Thank you and your family for your service, Cody! Your hometown of Oroville and the Valley are proud of you! We would like to learn more about our area’s service men and women. Please contact us with details 509-4852906 or ncw.bluestars@yahoo. com.

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OKANOGAN VALLEY LIFE COMMUNITY CALENDAR 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 from 1-3 p.m. in the County Commissioners’ Hearing Room, 123 5th Avenue North, Okanogan. For more info contact Glenda Beauregard, Okanogan County Emergency Management, 422-7206.


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.


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 community.schools@oroville. or visit our website at to register for this class.


OROVILLE – Chris Stodola on the keyboard and Rick Braman on guitar will accompany their vocals for a premier performance this Thursday, June 12 at Esther Bricques Winery. Doors open at 6 pm. Light refreshments are available. Esther Bricques Winery is located at 42 Swanson Mill Road, Oroville. For more info, call the winery at 509-476-2861.


TONASKET - There will be a Team Roping/Barrel Racing event at the Tonasket Rodeo Grounds on Friday, June 13 starting at 6:30 p.m. as a fundraiser to help Chance Stucker go to the High School Nationals Finals Rodeo and to help Tonasket Rodeo Queen Brisa Leep with her expenses. Help Chance Stucker go to Finals Rodeo in Rock Springs Wyoming and Silverstate International Rodeo in Winnemucca Nevada. He Qualified for Nationals in Steer Wrestling and Trap Shooting and Silverstate for Tie-Down Roping and Team Roping. Roping starts at 6:30 p.m.sign-ups start at 5pm. 3 teams for $60, progressive up to 3 head. Prizes for 1st - 3rd places. Call Trampas 486-1012 or Rod 429-1498 for more info. Barrel Race for fun after roping. $15. BBQ to help with travel expenses for Tonasket Rodeo Queen Brisa Leep from 5-7 p.m. Also a Dessert auction at 6 p.m. Come support these kids as they represent our town at many different rodeo events this summer.


OROVILLE - The next Oroville Farmers’ Market will be Saturday, June 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Oroville Public Library is presenting this market on Saturday mornings through Oct. 25. The 2014 season also features three Community Yard Sale and Flea Market dates: July 5, Aug. 2 and Aug. 30. New vendors are welcome and your booth

fee helps support the Oroville Public Library. For more info call 509-476-2662.


OSOYOOS - The horse races return to Osoyoos’ Desert Park on June 14. Post time is 1:30 p.m. Admission is $5. Parking is free. There will be a shuttle from the Osoyoos Baptist Church to the track. There will be a beer garden and concession.


OROVILLE – The Mood Swings from Omak will perform Thursday, June 19 at Esther Bricques Winery. The Mood Swings features three women vocalists, Judy Johnston, CherylAnn Crego and Betsy Rainsford singing in the style of the “girl groups” of the 1940s through the ‘60s into Motown sound. Doors open at 6 pm. Light refreshments are available. Esther Bricques Winery is located at 42 Swanson Mill Road, Oroville. For more info, call the winery at (509) 476-2861.


OMAK - Starting Fresh: A workshop for people who can’t pass a background check will be presented by WorkSource Okanogan County on Friday, June 20 at the office at 126 S. Main from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. “Is your record or anything in your background making it difficult for you to find a job? Are you lacking the knowledge of how to market your skills and abilities to an employer? If the answer is yes, this workshop is for you. For more infor or for registration call Nancy Nash at 509-826-7558.


MOLSON - The 19th Annual Molson Midsummer Festival is Saturday, June 21, 2014 at the Molson School Museum and Grange Hall Areas. The events start at 8 a.m. with the pancake breakfast and include the Fun Run/Walk, May Pole decoration, parade, lunch, horseshoe tourney, kids’ games, Amazing Molson Challenge, Ed Forthun Memorial Frisbee Golf Tournament, car show, arts & crafts, door prizes, raffles and more.


Okanogan County HFH Home Tour will be held in Omak, Okanogan area this year. Four beautiful homes are showcased, Saturday, June 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a salad luncheon served at Shady Creek Garden and Ponds. Tickets are $15 and will be on sale at Oroville Pharmacy, Lee Frank’s in Tonasket, Novel Delights in Omak and Rawson’s in Okanogan. Directions to each home will be given with the ticket purchase. Please come and invite a friend. Proceeds go to the purchase of our eighth building site for an eligible family in need of a home.


North Valley Hospital will be hosting a community education course on respiratory care on Thursday, June 26, 6-7 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 to register.


Edna Mae Hinger is turning 80 In June!

You are invited to a birthday party for her at the Riverside Grange Hall June 21st from 2pm-4pm. No gifts please. Refreshments will be served.

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CHENEY - Gloria and Bethany Fast, Oroville, will represent the Okanogan County Music Teachers Association (OKMTA) at the Washington State Music Teachers Conference Honors Recitals, June 22-26 at

Eastern Washington University in Cheney. Gloria, age 18, was chosen by adjudicator Dr. Yelena Balabanova NCMT, piano and will play Traümerei by Schumann. Most recently taught by Elizabeth Grunst, Oroville, Gloria is pursuing a degree in Music Therapy at Seattle Pacific University. Bethany, 17, won the District V Non-Keyboard Competition,

adjudicated by Tim Betts, strings, and will perform Largo from violin Concerto in A minor by Vivaldi. Recently taught by Roz Nau, Tonasket, she is pursuing a degree in Veterinary medicine/ Violin performance at WA State University. Their parents are Pastor Mark and Teresa Fast, and the girls are both home-schooled graduating seniors with an Associates degree through WVC Running Start.


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.



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) 4763978 or Sarah Umana at (509) 476-2386.

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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 For more information call Nancy Katerenchuk, 250-495-4008.


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.

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Piano student Gloria Fast, far left, with her teacher Elizabeth Grunst, Oroville and violin student Bethany Fast and her teacher Roz Nau, Tonasket. The Fast sisters will be performing in a recital at EWU in Cheney as part of the State Conference for the Washington State Music Teachers Association.

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Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune | JUNE 12, 2014

COPS & COURTS Compiled by Zachary Van Brunt

Superior Court Criminal

Leroy Joseph Zacherle Jr., 44, Omak, pleaded guilty June 2 to four counts of violation of a no-contact order. Zacherle was sentenced to 30 months in prison and fined $1,210.50 for the Feb. 17-20 crimes. The court dismissed June 4 a firstdegree unlawful possession of a firearm charge against Brian W. Goff, 27, Omak. The court found probable cause to charge Kevin Michael Dixon, 25, Oroville, with first-degree animal cruelty, second-degree criminal trespassing and thirddegree theft. The crimes allegedly occurred May 26. The court found probable cause to charge Robert Trevor Richardson, 33, Omak, with POCS (methamphetamine) with intent to deliver, POCS (heroin), use of drug paraphernalia and thirddegree DWLS. The crimes allegedly occurred May 27. In a separate case, the court found probable cause to charge Richardson with POCS (marijuana) with intent to deliver, POCS (methamphetamine), obstruction and use of drug paraphernalia. Those crimes allegedly occurred Feb. 24. The court found probable cause to charge Jennifer Louise Ballesteros, 43, Okanogan, with two counts of delivery of a controlled substance (methamphetamine). The crimes allegedly occurred March 26 and April 7. The court found probable cause to charge Justine C. Belgarde, 20, Omak, with four counts of delivery of a controlled substance (two for heroin, one each for oxycodone and hydrocodone), all within 1,000 feet of a school zone. The crimes allegedly occurred between April 21 and May 30. The court found probable cause to charge Billy Dale Anderson, 46, Okanogan, with POCS (hydrocodone) and third-degree DWLS. The crimes allegedly occurred May 31. The court found probable cause to charge Lucas Duayne Cook, 29, Omak, with three counts of delivery of a controlled substance (two oxycodone, one heroin), all within 1,000 feet of a school zone, POCS (hydrocodone) with intent to deliver, and POCS (heroin) with intent to deliver. The court found probable cause to charge Alyssa Ann Descoteaux, 20, Omak, with delivery of a controlled substance (heroin) within 1,000 feet of a school zone. The crime allegedly occurred Feb. 11.

District Court Deanna Jean Davis, 31, Okanogan, guilty of third-degree theft and second-degree vehicle prowl. Davis was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 354 days suspended, and fined $808. Jason Allen Deen, 27, Riverside, guilty of third-degree DWLS. Deen was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 85 days suspended, and fined $358. Alyssa Anne Descoteaux, 20, Omak, guilty on two counts of third-degree theft. Descoteaux was sentenced to 180 days in jail with 177 days suspended, and fined a total of $1,576. Kevin Michael Dixon, 25, Oroville, had a second-degree criminal trespassing charge dismissed. Amber Rae Erks, 23, Okanogan, guilty of third-degree DWLS and operating a vehicle without an ignition interlock device. Erks was sentenced to 180 days in jail with 175 days suspended, and fined a total of $1,308. She also had a fourth-degree assault charge dismissed. Brian Keith Farrens, 42, Okanogan, guilty of third-degree DWLS and an ignition interlock violation (tampering/helping start). Farrens was sentenced to 180 days in jail with 175 days suspended, and fined a total of $1,208. Alicia Lynn Flores, 35, Omak, guilty of third-degree DWLS. Flores was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 87 days suspended, and fined $858. Diego G. Garcia, 34, Omak, guilty of fourth-degree assault. Garcia was sentenced to 180 days in jail with 165 days suspended, and fined $1,033. Miguel Garcia, no middle name listed, 37, Omak, guilty of third-degree DWLS. Garcia was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 88 days suspended, and fined $818. Patrick Wayne Garrett, 52, Oroville, guilty of first-degree negligent driving. Garrett received a 90-day suspended sentence and fined $608. Roberto Gonzalez Nolazco, 33, Tonasket, guilty of third-degree DWLS and operating a vehicle without an ignition interlock device. Gonzalez Nolazco was sentenced to 180 days in jail with 178 days suspended, and fined a total of $1,268. Seth Jared Harris, 28, Okanogan, guilty on two counts of thirddegree DWLS. Harris was sentenced to 90 days in jail with

86 days suspended, and fined a total of $1,636. Patricia Gail Jameson, 58, Omak, guilty of third-degree DWLS and second-degree DWLS. Jameson was sentenced to 180 days in jail with 178 days suspended, and fined a total of $1,916. Anthony Robert Jolly, 36, Tonasket, guilty of third-degree DWLS. Jolly was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 85 days suspended, and fined $858. Ervin Dion Jones, 26, Tonasket, had a first-degree criminal trespassing charge dismissed. John Wenzel Kafka, 45, Omak, had a third-degree DWLS charge dismissed. Warren Elmer Locke, 48, Omak, guilty of third-degree DWLS. Locke received a 90-day suspended sentence and fined $818. Angelo Javier Lopez, 31, Omak, guilty of violation of a nocontact order. Lopez was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 334 days suspended, and fined $633. Shellena Marie Lucas, 28, Omak, guilty of third-degree DWLS. Lucas was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 88 days suspended, and fined $858.

911 Calls and Jail Bookings Monday, June 2, 2014 Automobile theft on Appleway Ave. in Okanogan. Fraud on Green Lake Rd. near Okanogan. Two-vehicle crash on Elmway in Okanogan. No injuries reported. Domestic dispute on Ivy St. in Omak. Theft on W. Third Ave. in Omak. Laptop reported missing. Violation of a no-contact order on N. Douglas St. in Omak. Warrant arrest on N. Ash St. in Omak. Custodial interference on W. Central Ave. in Omak. Trespassing on S. Ash St. in Omak. Domestic dispute on N. Main St. in Omak. Threats on S. Ash St. in Omak. DWLS on Engh Rd. in Omak. Automobile theft on S. Cedar St. in Omak. Matthew Blackledge, no middle name listed, 48, booked for violating a court order. Kenneth Eugene Watts, 82, booked for fourth-degree assault (DV). Joseph Edward Hammer, 38, court commitment for DUI. Huerta Audel Garcia, 43, booked for DUI. Pamela Mae Jones, 49, booked on an OCSO FTA warrant for fourth-degree assault (DV). Tuesday, June 3, 2014 Warrant arrest on Conconully Rd. near Okanogan. Burglary on Loomis-Oroville Rd. near Oroville. Public intoxication on N. Sixth Ave. in Okanogan. Fraud on Cherokee Rd. near Omak. Recovered vehicle on Gum Drop Lane near Omak. Theft on Engh Rd. in Omak. Public intoxication on Ferry St. in Omak. One-vehicle crash on Omache Dr. in Omak. No injuries reported. Fraud on Dogwood St. in Oroville. Fraud on 23rd Ave. in Oroville. Burglary on Ironwood St. in Oroville. Burglary on Cherry St. in Oroville. Leo Clay Hall, 48, booked on a Tribal FTA warrant for disorderly conduct. Kenneth Ray Squetimkin Jr., 22, booked on an Omak Police Department FTA warrant for third-degree theft. Terry Lee Zoller, 63, booked on two OCSO FTA warrants: fourth-degree assault (DV) and DUI. James Corwin Hoben, 38, booked on an FTA bench warrant for POCS with intent to deliver. Jessica Deliyiannis, no middle name listed, 24, booked for ID theft and first-degree theft. Michael Lee Berry, 24, booked on a State Patrol FTA warrant for third-degree DWLS. Wednesday, June 4, 2014 One-vehicle crash on Hwy. 7 near Tonasket. No injuries reported. Warrant arrest on N. Douglas St. in Omak. Failure to register as a sex offender on S. Second Ave. in Okanogan. Two-vehicle crash on Elmway in Okanogan. No injuries reported. Assault on Shumway Rd. near Omak. DWLS on Dayton St. in Omak. One-vehicle crash on Conconully Rd. near Okanogan. No injuries reported. Brush fire on Omak-Riverside Eastside Rd. near Omak. Warrant arrest on Tunk Creek Rd. near Riverside. Harassment on Oak St. in Omak. Fraud on E. Dewberry Ave. in Omak. Theft on Koala Dr. in Omak. Malicious mischief on S. Douglas St. in Omak. Two-vehicle crash on Engh Rd. in Omak. No injuries reported. Theft on Main St. in Oroville. DUI on Mill Dr. in Tonasket. Madison Leigh Louie, 28, court commitment for first-degree trafficking in stolen property. Seth Jared Harris, 28, booked for second-degree assault, hit-andrun (attended), hit-and-run

(unattended) and third-degree DWLS. Kane McKinsey Searcy, 31, booked on a State Patrol FTA warrant and four OCSO FTA warrants, all for third-degree DWLS. Christina Jean St. Clair, 27, booked for making a false statement to a law enforcement officer. Jared Patrick McLaughlin, 23, booked on three OCSO FTA warrants: DUI, reckless driving and third-degree DWLS. Joshua Andrew Howell, 26, DOC detainer. Neal Blinn Hall, 40, DOC detainer. Anthony Abraham Grand Louis, 42, booked on an Omak Police Department FTA warrant for obstruction. Robert Dell Patton, 65, booked for DUI. Merton Bazil Solomon, 47, booked on an OCSO FTA warrant for third-degree DWLS. Gail Laverne Samuels, 54, booked for DUI. Thursday, June 5, 2014 Fraud on N. Fourth Ave. in Okanogan. Malicious mischief on Olema Rd. near Okanogan. Warrant arrest on Oak St. in Okanogan. Automobile theft on Engh Rd. near Omak. Theft on Dwinnell Cutoff Rd. near Oroville. Two-vehicle crash on Koala Ave. in Omak. No injuries reported. Threats on Cartwright Dr. near Tonasket. Malicious mischief on Omak-Riverside Eastside Rd. near Omak. Burglary on Riverside Dr. in Omak. DWLS on Hanford St. in Omak. Malicious mischief on W. Fourth Ave. in Omak. Graffiti reported. Vehicle-vs.-pedestrian wreck on Riverside Dr. in Omak. Injuries reported. Trespassing on S. Main St. in Omak. Disorderly conduct on Omache Dr. in Omak. Domestic dispute on Omak-Riverside Eastside Rd. near Omak. Assault on Golden St. in Oroville. Malicious mischief on Main St. in Oroville. Trespassing on 22nd Ave. in Oroville. Drugs on Juniper St. in Oroville. DUI on Railroad Ave. in Tonasket. Patrick Lee Day, 44, DOC secretary’s warrant. Enrique Rick Ruis Jr., 29, booked on an Omak Police Department FTA warrant for second-degree DWLS and State Patrol warrants for second-degree DWLS and DUI. Timothy Allen McFarlane, 43, court commitment for thirddegree DWLS. Athalia Garfias, 25, booked for DUI. Jose Miguel Niebla Plata, 45, booked on five counts of delivery of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school zone. Ruben Jauregui Ochoa, 36, booked for delivery of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and unlawful possession of a firearm. Friday, June 6, 2014 Domestic dispute on S. Main St. in Omak. Violation of a no-contact order on S. Fifth Ave. in Okanogan. Domestic dispute on Buttercup Rd. near Tonasket. One-vehicle crash on Chesaw Rd. near Oroville. Injuries reported. Burglary on Hwy. 97 near Tonasket. Custodial interference on Elmway in Okanogan. Disorderly conduct on Hagood Cutoff Rd. near Tonasket. Vehicle-vs.-deer crash on Chesaw Rd. near Oroville. No injuries reported. Domestic dispute on E. Fig Ave. in Omak. DWLS on Engh Rd. near Omak. Fraud on Engh Rd. near Omak. DUI on Koala Ave. in Omak. Trespassing on W. Apple Ave. in Omak. Assault on Sunrise Dr. in Omak. Domestic dispute on Kay St. in Oroville. Trespassing on Sawtell Rd. in Oroville. Public intoxication on Main St. in Oroville. Ivan Pagaza Cortinas, 46, booked for third-degree malicious mischief (DV). Kathryn Lou Charley, 49, DOC detainer. Carlos Ismeal Lopez Martinez, 32, booked on eight counts of delivery of a controlled substance. Michael Roderick Carson, 35, DOC detainer. Craig William Wolff, 52, booked for failure to obey police officer or flagger, DUI, third-degree DWLS and fourth-degree assault. Rachel Ann Bainard, 34, booked for second-degree possession of stolen property. Saturday, June 7, 2014 Malicious mischief on Bide-A-Wee Rd. near Omak. Theft on Main St. in Riverside. Fuel reported missing. Harassment on Hagood Cutoff Rd. near Tonasket. Weapons offense on Hwy. 7 near Tonasket. Domestic dispute on Golden St. in Oroville. Trespassing on Cherry St. in

Oroville. Two-vehicle crash on S. Whitcomb Ave. in Tonasket. No injuries reported. Warrant arrest on Fourth St. in Tonasket. Brandon Scott Thomas, 23, booked for fourth-degree assault (DV) and unlawful imprisonment (DV). Miguel Angel Orozco Tellez, 22, booked for DUI. Sunday, June 8, 2014 Assault on S. Seventh Ave. in Okanogan. Harassment on Aeneas Valley Rd. near Tonasket. Burglary on Webber Rd. near Tonasket. Threats on Spring Meadow Lane near Oroville. One-vehicle crash on Hwy. 20 near Wauconda. No injuries reported. MIP/C at Omak Lake near Omak. Malicious mischief on N. Main St. in Omak. DUI on Omak Ave. in Omak. Domestic dispute on Canyon Court Dr. in Omak. Warrant arrest on W. Apple Ave. in Omak. Fraud on Engh Rd. in Omak. Theft on Fourth Ave. in Oroville. Bicycle reported missing. Domestic dispute on Third Ave. in Oroville. Alondra Ramos Lopez, 18, booked for DUI.

Mahpiya Marshall Whitehorse, 30, booked on an Omak Police Department FTA warrant for third-degree DWLS and a U.S. Marshal’s warrant. Marvella Ocampo, no middle name listed, 38, booked for residential burglary, second-degree theft and third-degree malicious mischief. Kacee Robert Webb, 23, booked on two Oroville Police Department FTA warrants: fourth-degree assault (DV) and third-degree malicious mischief. Ronald Eugence Louie, 37, booked for first-degree trafficking in stolen property and three counts of third-degree theft.


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. • Mark Fast, Pastor

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 Catholic Church

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

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

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

Oroville United Methodist

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

Valley Christian Fellowship

CHESAW Chesaw Community Bible Church

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

MOLSON Community Christian Fellowship

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

RIVERSIDE Riverside Lighthouse - Assembly of God

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

TONASKET Holy Rosary Catholic Church

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

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.

Immanuel Lutheran Church

Trinity Episcopal

Tonasket Foursquare Church

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

Church of Christ

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

Seventh-Day Adventist

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

Oroville Free Methodist

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

LOOMIS Loomis Community Church

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

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

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

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

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

Tonasket Community UCC

24 E. 4th, Tonasket • 486-2181

“A biblically based, thoughtful group of Christian People”

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

Whitestone Church of the Brethren

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

Ellisforde Church of the Brethren

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

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


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




Player of the Year: Chad Raven, Cashmere Coach of the Year: Marcia Smith, Cascade Team Sportsmanship: Tonasket Singles 1st Team Chad Raven, Cashmere; Eli Jenkins, Chelan 2nd Team Bryce Robinson, Chelan; Juan Mendoza, Cascade Honorable Mention Alexander Robertson, Cashmere; Bon Malana, Chelan Doubles 1st Team Morgan O’Dell & Gabe Holtz, Omak; Trevor Terris & Brian Hendrick, Tonasket 2nd Team Sonny Fergoso & Rollie Ronish, Quincy; Brady Layton & Caleb Riggle, Omak Honorable Mention Tanner Hendricks & Collin Hendricks, Chelan; Nathan Linklater & Dawson McCoy, Okanogan


Player of the Year: Paiton Wagner, Cashmere Coach of the Year: Marcia Smith, Cascade Team Sportsmanship: Tonasket Singles 1st Team Paiton Wagner, Cashmere; Megan Robinson, Chelan 2nd Team Kendall Loreth, Cascade; Shelby Dietrich, Chelan Honorable Mention Mikayla Sites, Cashmere; Ashley Breeden, Quincy Doubles 1st Team Tasha Kowatsch & Sammy O’Bryan, Cashmere; Hailey Hassinger & Katie Whitten, Cascade 2nd Team Megan Patrick & Shelby Walker, Okanogan; Kellie Juch & Taylor Kelly, Cascade Honorable Mention Danielle Berntsen & Alex O’Dell, Omak; Abby Phelps & Sarah Kunkel, Chelan


Player of the Year: Jason Perez, Okanogan Coach of the Year: Jack Goyette, Tonasket Team Sportsmanship: Omak 1st Team Enrique Vargas, G, Okanogan; Juan Garcia, D, Chelan; Julio Vera, D, Chelan; Pedro Reyes, D, Quincy; Jonathan Sanchez, D, Brewster; Ivan Magdaleno, M, Chelan; Humberto Ramirez, M, Chelan; Alan Rivas, M, Cascade; Vicente Zepeda, M, Quincy; Jason Perez, F, Okanogan; Justin Rivas, F, Okanogan; Francisco Alejandrez, F, Quincy 2nd Team Derek Sund, G, Tonasket; Noe Vasquez, D, Tonasket; Fabian Rodriguez, D, Okanogan; Arturo Ramos, D, Okanogan; Alexis Bravo, D, Chelan; Isidio Najera, D, Brewster; Carlos Abrego, M, Tonasket; Rafael Barajas, M, Chelan; Enrique Rivera, M, Quincy; Edgar M, Najera, Quincy; Luis Rosales, M, Brewster; Michael Orozco, F, Tonasket; Elias Abrego, F. Tonasket; Luis Orozco, F, Brewster

Honorable Mention Miguel Sanchez, G, Chelan; Jose Galvan, G, Omak; Victor Chacon, G, Brewster; Louis Villalobos, D, Quincy; Cristian Barajas, M, Chelan; Cesar Flores, M, Cashmere; Esteban Gonzalez, M, Cascade; Christian Talavora, M, Brewster; Aldair Acevedo, F, Cashmere; Eduardo Barragan, F, Cascade


Most Valuable Player - Miguel Leyva, Manson and Cesar Medina, Bridgeport Coach of the Year - Gabe Gonzalez, Bridgeport Team Sportsmanship - Oroville 1st Team Marty Larsen, F, Liberty Bell; Cesar Medina, F, Bridgeport; Jesus Sandoval, M, Bridgeport; Miguel Leyva, M, Manson; Cristian Trujillo, M, Bridgeport; Charlie Thornton-White, M, Liberty Bell; Enrique Hernandez, D, Manson; Isidro Escoto, D, Manson; Uriel Medel, D, Bridgeport; Willy Duguay, D, Liberty Bell; Kevin Alvarez, G, Bridgeport. 2nd Team Michael Vasquez, F, Manson; Cristian Garcia, F, Bridgeport; Charlye Castro, M, Manson; Gustavo Leyva, M, Manson; Eduardo Verduzco, M, Manson; Bram Wathen, M, Liberty Bell; Rodrigo Huerta, F, Bridgeport; Connelly Quick, D, Oroville; Leif Portman-Brown, D, Liberty Bell; Garett Palm, D, Liberty Bell; Luis Alvarez, G, Manson Honorable Mention Abe Capote, F, Oroville; Cristian Diaz, F, Oroville; Aurelio Gutierrez-Perez, F, Manson; Cesar Lozano, M, Oroville; Danny Rodriguez, M, Liberty Bell; Angel

Grageda, D, Manson; Juan Garcia, D, Bridgeport; Meritt Fink, D, Liberty Bell; Marcos Pena, D, Manson; Lamberto Meza, D, Bridgeport; Mikey Hafsos, G, Liberty Bell

Manson; 4x400 Relay - Liberty Bell; Shot Put - Sarai Camacho, Oroville; Discus - Maddee Ward, Manson; High Jump - Phoebe Poynter, Oroville; Pole Vault Alexa Hanway, Lake Roosevelt; Long Jump - Cheyenne KellyMarconi, Lake Roosevelt; Triple Jump - Kaitlyn Grunst, Oroville.


Athlete of the Year (Track): Maddy Parton, Cascade Athlete of the Year (Field): Karle Pittsinger, Chelan Coach of the Year: Skip Boyd, Chelan Team Sportsmanship: Tonasket 1st Team 100, 200, 300 Hurdles - Maddy Parton, Cascade; 400 - Valerie Tobin, Quincy; 800, 1600 - Erin Mullins, Cascade; 3200 - Kylie Dellinger, Tonasket; 100 Hurdles, Triple Jump - Rose Walts, Tonasket; 4x100 Relay - Tonasket; 4x200 Relay - Quincy; 4x400 Relay - Okanogan; Shot Put, Discus Karle Pittsinger, Chelan; Javelin - Emmy Engle, Okanogan; High Jump - Brette Boesel, Brewster; Pole Vault - Ellie Kimes, Cashmere; Long Jump - Samantha Kleyn, Quincy. 2nd Team 100 - Morgan Hawkins, Chelan; 200 - Valerie Tobin, Quincy; 400 - Cassie Spear, Tonasket; 800 - Karina Rincon, Brewster; 1600 - Addie Ivory, Chelan; 3200 - Mireya Camacho, Quincy; 100 Hurdles, Long Jump - Jessica Bauer, Cashmere; 300 Hurdles - Ellie Kimes, Cashmere; 4x100 Relay - Cashmere; 4x200 Relay, 4x400 Relay - Chelan; Shot Put - Yvonne Kilgour, Omak; Discus Mayra Huizar, Okanogan; Javelin - Keanna Egbert, Okanogan; High Jump - Haley Holiday, Chelan; Pole Vault - Kathryn Cleman, Tonasket; Triple Jump Maddy Parton, Cascade Honorable Mention 100 - Jesica Bauer, Cashmere and Valerie Tobin, Quincy; 200 Cassie Spear, Tonasket and Rachel Blakemore, Omak; 400 - Morgan Hawkins, Chelan and Cayden Diefenbach, Okanogan; 800 - Lydia Youkey, Cascade and Addie Ivory, Chelan; 1600 - Lydia Youkey, Cascade and Allie Barnes, Chelan; 3200 - Jennifer Novikoff, Cascade and Allie Barnes, Chelan; 100 Hurdles - Samantha Kleyn, Quincy and Elizabeth Nielsen, Quincy; 300 Hurdles - Jesica Bauer, Cashmere and Samantha Kleyn, Quincy; 4x100 Relay - Quincy and Brewster; 4x200 Relay - Brewster and Cashmere; 4x400 Relay - Tonasket and Cashmere; Shot Put - Mayra Huizar, Okanogan and Abbie Johnson, Cashmere; Discus - Melia Evig, Chelan and Emmy Engle, Okanogan; Javelin - Hanna Sanchez, Cascade and Adilia Zunie, Okanogan; High Jump - Jenny Sundberg, Chelan and Samantha Kleyn, Quincy; Pole Vault - Elizabeth Nielson, Quincy and Cydney Schaapman, Quincy; Long Jump - Keanna Egbert, Okanogan and Satya Kent, Okanogan; Triple Jump - Haley Little, Omak and Kaitlyn Ramsey, Quincy


(Based on finish at four-team subdistrict meet) 1st Team 100, 200, Pole Vault - Sammie Walimaki, Oroville; 400, Discus - Raechel Vanderholm, Manson; 800, 1600, 3200 - Sierra Speiker, Oroville; 100 Hurdles, Triple Jump - Cheyenne Kelly-Marconi, Lake Roosevelt; 300 Hurdles - Lauren Fitzmaurice, Liberty Bell; 4x100 and 4x200 Relays Manson; 4x400 Relay - Oroville; Shot Put - Maddee Ward, Manson; Javelin - Brittany Jewett, Oroville; High Jump, Long Jump - Kaitlyn Grunst, Oroville. 2nd Team 100 - Aylee Neff, Manson; 200 Delacy Machus, Manson; 400 - Brittany Jewett, Oroville; 800 - Lily Schlotzhauer, Liberty Bell; 1600, 3200 - Claire Waichler, Liberty Bell; 100 Hurdles - Lauren Fitzmaurice, Liberty Bell; 300 Hurdles, Javelin - Jana Russell,

Daily, Liberty Bell; 3200 - Ben Klemmeck, Liberty Bell; 110 Hurdles and 300 Hurdles Robert George, Lake Roosevelt; 4x100 Relay - Oroville; 4x400 Relay - Manson; Shot Put, Discus - Willy Picton, Manson; High Jump - Jake Pennock, Liberty Bell; Pole Vault - Gene Fenton, Lake Roosevelt; Long Jump Bridger Machus, Manson.


Athlete of the Year (Track): Tyler Lee, Cascade Athlete of the Year (Field): Derek Crites, Cascade Coach of the Year: Skip Boyd, Chelan Team Sportsmanship: Tonasket 1st Team 100 - Scott Tobin, Quincy; 200, 100 Hurdles, 300 Hurdles - Tyler Lee, Cascade; 400 - Blakely Brown, Cascade; 800, 1600 - Drew Van Polen, Cashmere; 3200 - Victor Salgado, Quincy; 4x100 Relay - Quincy; 4x400 Relay - Cashmere; Shot Put, Discus - Derek Crites, Cascade; Javelin - Harrison Collett, Cashmere; Pole Vault - Carter Bushman, Quincy; Long Jump - Mason Guerrette, Okanogan; Triple Jump - Dallas Tyus, Tonasket 2nd Team 100 - Tyler Lee, Cascade; 200 - Luis Camacho, Quincy; 400 - Ryan Rylie, Tonasket; 800 - Sam Goble, Omak; 1600 - Spencer Elmore, Quincy; 3200 - Jonathan Mangas, Cashmere; 110 Hurdles, 300 Hurdles - Kendall Getchell, Cashmere; 4x100 Relay - Tonasket; 4x400 Relay - Quincy; Shot Put - Alberto Tafoya, Quincy; Discus - Jason Torrence, Cashmere; Javelin - Sterling Gordon, Chelan; High Jump - Mason Guerrette, Okanogan; Pole Vault - Nathan Thompson, Cashmere; Long Jump - Luke Simonson, Cashmere; Triple Jump - Andres Galvez, Cashmere Honorable Mention 100 - Mason Guerrette, Okanogan and Blakely Brown, Cascade; 200 - Scott Tobin, Quincy and Blakely Brown, Cascade; 400 - Luis Camacho, Quincy and Gage Kunsmann, Cashmere; 800 - Spencer Elmore, Quincy and Daniel Olmstead, Cascade; 3200 - Daniel Olmstead, Cascade and Jimmie Garcia, Quincy; 110 Hurdles Luke Simonson, Cashmere and Carter Bushman, Quincy; 300 Hurdles - Carter Bushman, Quincy and Travis Harris, Quincy; 4x100 Relay - Chelan and Omak; 4x400 Relay - Tonasket and Omak; Shot Put - Jose Padilla, Chelan and Asa Schwartz, Chelan; Discus - Asa Schwartz, Chelan and Steven Gomez, Quincy; Javelin - Hunter Bach, Brewster and Austin Warren, Okanogan; High Jump - Scott Tobin, Quincy and Luke Simonson, Cashmere; Pole Vault Bryan Cardena, Chelan and Trevor Bushman, Quincy; Long - Alex Mueser, Cashmere and Vinne Anzalone, Cascade; Triple Jump Blaine Hirst, Tonasket and Tom Armstrong, Chelan


(Based on finish at four-team subdistrict meet) 1st Team 100 - Tanner Smith, Oroville; 200Nathaniel Hall, Lake Roosevelt; 400 - Cesar Dominguez, Liberty Bell; 800 - Liam Daily, Liberty Bell; 1600 - Ben Klemmeck, Liberty Bell; 3200 - Josiah Klemmecik Liberty Bell; 110 Hurdles - Kelsey Jensen, Liberty Bell; 300 Hurdles - Micah Klemmeck, Liberty Bell; 4x100 Relay - Liberty Bell; 4x400 Relay - Liberty Bell; Shot Put - Octavio Alejandre, Lake Roosevelt; Discus - Alex Vanderholm, Manson; Javelin Luke Kindred, Oroville; High Jump - Jaymis Hanson, Liberty Bell; Pole Vault - Matt Smith, Oroville; Long Jump - Austin Watson, Liberty Bell. 2nd Team 100, 200 - Andre Hannah, Manson; 400, Javelin - Andrew Reggiatore, Liberty Bell; 800 - Sam Thomas, Manson; 1600 - Liam

BASEBALL CARIBOU TRAIL LEAGUE Player of the Year: Mike Allen, Cascade Coach of the Year: Mike Kelly, Cascade Team Sportsmanship: Cashmere 1st Team Mason Elliott, Cashmere; Conor Badgley, Cashmere; Jim Townsend, Okanogan; Easton Driessen, Brewster; Mitch Boesel, Brewster; Clay Ashworth, Okanogan; Timbo Taylor, Brewster; Tristin Parton, Cascade; Austin Murdock, Cascade 2nd Team Jonathan Modrell, Cashmere; Jared Anderson, Chelan; Jesse Ward, Cascade; Jesse Villareal, Quincy; Carson McMahon, Cascade; Hayden Bayha, Brewster; James Bauscher, Cashmere; Bryan McNair, Cashmere; Dallas Bassett, Quincy Honorable Mention Porter Hodges, Quincy; Cody Sumner, Okanogan; Adrian Urias, Brewster; Connor Warman, Cascade; Dennis Merritt, Cascade; Mark Horning, Quincy; Luke Divis, Brewster; Jacob Cory, Tonasket; Parker Landdeck, Cashmere; Tim Rubio, Omak; Jonathan Martinez, Omak


Most Valuable Player: Milo Holsten, Liberty Bell Pitcher of the Year: Shane Higbee, Liberty Bell Catcher of the Year: Mike Garza, Bridgeport Coach of the Year: Kyle Krustangel, Bridgeport Team Sportsmanship: Bridgeport and Manson 1st Team Trey Dinsmore, Liberty Bell; Constantino Martinez, Bridgeport; Lance Evans, Pateros; Derek Alumbaugh, Liberty Bell; Boone McKinney, Oroville; Morgan Palm, Liberty Bell; Chip Jones, Liberty Bell; Devan Black, Lake Roosevelt; Devan Black, Lake Roosevelt; John Gelstin, Pateros 2nd Team Riley Calvert, Liberty Bell; Mike Piechalski, Pateros; Tarin Redstar, Lake Roosevelt; Chance Garvin, Lake Roosevelt; David Shumate, Bridgeport; Michael Sanchez, Manson; Jacob McMillan, Liberty Bell; Gavin Wengerd, Liberty Bell; Ivan Saucedo, Bridgeport Honorable Mention Carlos Ceniceros, Pateros; Tyrell Kiser, Lake Roosevelt; Trey Nicholson, Lake Roosevelt; Jose Garcia, Bridgeport; Brentt Kallstrom, Oroville; Mikey Pittman, Manson; Chase Kurtz, Liberty Bell; Bo Charlton, Manson; Cole Darwood, Liberty Bell


Player of the Year: Makenzie Norwill, Okanogan Coach of the Year: Rick Duck, Omak Team Sportsmanship: Chelan 1st Team Brooklyn Bauer, Okanogan; Keeley Morris, Okanogan; Cassidy Boyd, Cashmere; Sydnee Mongeon, Cashmere; Sydney Coffin, Cascade; Kaycee O’Brien, Cascade; Markie Miller, Brewster; Jesse Oules, Chelan; Katie Gleasman, Chelan

Pickel, Cascade; Madelin Krous, Cascade; Miriah Sonneman, Brewster; Mary Fitspatrick, Chelan; Kara Keaton, Omak; Nashoni Boyd, Omak

Cashmere 10 3 11 4 12 0 Omak 3 1 13 1 15 0 + Playoff qualifier $ State qualifier (Quincy state champion, Chelan 4th place)

Honorable Mention Peyton Oules, Okanogan; Sarah Gray, Okanogan; Kandace Brunner, Cashmere; Kendra Salgado, Cashmere; Zelia Zahir, Cashmere; Merideth Krous, Cascade; Whitney Baker, Brewster; Makisha Zacherle, Omak; Hanna Lindell, Quincy; Vanessa Pershing, Tonasket



League Overall W L W L $ Cascade 13 1 17 6 $ Cashmere 11 3 19 5 $ Brewster 11 3 19 5 Okanogan 8 6 11 8 Quincy 6 8 9 11 Omak1 4 10 6 13 Tonasket 2 12 6 13 Chelan 1 13 3 18 $ State Qualifier (no trophy winners)

Most Valuable Player: Katarina Wilson, Pateros Pitcher of the Year: Kelsey Baldwin, Liberty Bell Catcher of the Year: Baylee Canedo, Liberty Bell Team Sportsmanship: Manson Coach of the Year: Lee Pilkinton, Liberty Bell 1st Team Tristen Adolph, Lake Roosevelt; Chloe Gill, Pateros; Vanessa Figueroa, Pateros; Korrie Perryman, Liberty Bell; Kendra Ellsworth, Manson; Courtney Austin, Bridgeport; Pie Todd, Oroville; Kuirsten Pilkinton, Liberty Bell; Faith Martin, Oroville 2nd Team Shaylee Polvos, Bridgeport; Samantha Martinez, Bridgeport; Savannah Marin, Lake Roosevelt; Julie McMillan, Liberty Bell; Lauren Gelstin, Pateros; Madison White, Pateros; Teri Aragon, Manson; Katherine Tannehill, Liberty Bell; Roxie Belgrade, Lake Roosevelt Honorable Mention Courtnee Kallstrom, Oroville; Ally Paige, Manson


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CENT. WA LEAGUE NO. DIV. (2B) League W $ Liberty Bell 14 + Lk Roosevelt 11 + Pateros (1B) 8 + Bridgeport 7 Manson 2 Oroville 1 $ State Qualifier + Playoff Qualifier

Overall W L 17 5 12 6 9 7 8 11 2 16 1 18

L 0 3 5 8 13 14

SOFTBALL (FASTPITCH) CARIBOU TRAIL LEAGUE (1A) League W $ Okanogan 14 $ Cashmere 9 + Cascade 8 + Omak 7 + Chelan 7 + Brewster 7 Quincy 4 Tonasket 0 $ State Qualifier + Playoff Qualifier

Overall L W 0 24 5 15 6 13 7 12 7 8 7 9 10 7 14 1

L 5 12 11 11 12 11 13 19


Player of the Year: Parker Nolen, Chelan Coach of the Year: Kirk Einspahr, Chelan Team Sportsmanship: Cascade 1st Team Cayden Field, Tonasket; Parker Nolen, Chelan; Clayton Osborn, Cashmere; Brandon Abrahamson, Omak; Tyler Bain, Chelan 2nd Team Cameron Daigneau, Omak; Nathan Wells, Cascade; Elijah Larson, Chelan; Eli Christenson, Chelan; Elliot Peebles, Chelan Honorable Mention Kyle Abrahamson, Omak; Joey Staggs, Okanogan

League W $ Pateros (1B) 15 $ Liberty Bell 11 $ Bridgeport 9 + Oroville 5 Lk Roosevelt 5 Manson 0 $ State Qualifier + Playoff Qualifier

Overall L W L 0 18 5 4 17 8 6 16 9 10 10 11 10 5 13 15 0 17

BOYS TENNIS CARIBOU TRAIL LEAGUE (1A) League W Chelan 11 Cashmere 10 Omak 6 Tonasket 5 Quincy 5 Okanogan 4 Cascade 1

Overall W L 12 1 10 3 9 6 6 9 5 8 6 9 1 11

L 1 2 6 7 7 8 11



Player of the Year: Casey Jackson, Chelan Coach of the Year: Kirk Einspahr, Chelan Team Sportsmanship: Cascade 1st Team Casey Jackson, Chelan; Quinn Cooper, Chelan; Vanessa Vanderweide, Okanogan 2nd Team Shelby Bassett, Quincy; Ana Baum, Okanogan; Myranda Evans, Chelan Honorable Mention Kyla Schaapman, Quincy; Marlo Omlin, Quincy

BOYS SOCCER CARIBOU TRAIL LEAGUE (1A) League Overall Pts W L W L $ Chelan 34 11 3 15 7 $ Quincy 31 10 4 16 7 + Brewster 31 10 4 15 5 + Okanogan29 10 4 13 7 Tonasket 15 6 8 8 8 Cascade 15 5 9 5 10

2nd Team Cameron Moses, Okanogan; Jill Townsend, Okanogan; Morgan Mongeon, Cashmere; Sarah

League Overall Pts W L W L + Manson 14 5 1 7 7 + B’port 14 4 2 8 5 Liberty Bell 8 3 3 11 5 Oroville 0 0 6 2 10

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

Overall W 13 8 6 5 4 2 0

L 0 3 4 5 7 8 8

L 1 4 6 8 9 9 8

GIRLS TENNIS CARIBOU TRAIL LEAGUE (1A) League W Cascade 11 Cashmere 9 Chelan 7 Okanogan 5 Omak 5 Quincy 3 Tonasket 0

Overall W L 11 0 9 6 8 4 8 6 8 6 4 9 0 15

L 0 3 4 6 6 9 12

CENT. WA LEAGUE NO. DIV. (2B) T 1 0 0 0 0 1

League W Pateros (1B) 11 White Swan 9 Oroville 6 Entiat (1B) 4 Liberty Bell 3 Lk Roosevelt 2 Wilson Crk (1B) 0

Overall L W 0 11 2 13 5 7 7 5 7 4 7 3 7 0

L 3 3 5 8 7 8 7

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Oroville High School Graduation CLASS OF 2014 Chase Bryant Allen-Nigg + Jacob Hudson Brown + Abraham Guerrero Capote ^ Gabriela Capote+ Stephany Janette Cisneros Bridget Nicole Clark Ma Xena Laine Cruspero ^ Michael Todd Dudley + Kaylee Rose Foster + Marissa Rose Garcia Kaitlyn Marie Grunst ^+ Robert Allen Hankins + Brittany Catherine Jewett ^+ Luke Anthony Kindred ^+ Nadia Maldonado Ashley Elisabeth Marcolin + Brittni Ann Mathis Nathan Andrew McAllister *^^+ Daniel Edward McKinney Lukas Timothy Mieirs Paola Mojica-Garcia + Meagan Nicole Moralez ^+ Angela Irene Nelson + Heduardo Ocampo Cruz Valeria Ortega-Morales + Michael Ortiz-Comacho ^+ Menze Calais Pickering + Connelly Stevenson Quick + Ruben Burr Renfro + Rosalia Rivera-Benitez + Stephon Troy Robinson Taylor Dean Robinson Diego Santana + Jacob Daniel Scott ^+ Shelby Louise Scott ^ Aramis Arturo Serrano Tanner Ryan Smith Sierra Susan Speiker **^^+ Emily Viveros ** Valedictorian *Salutatorian

Clockwise from top, soon-tobe graduates from OHS came down from the stage to share a slide show that brought laughter and tears from many in the audience as scenes from the students early lives and their school years were shown. Valedictorian Sierra Spieker, gets a few words of advice from former Oroville teacher Lee Root. Tanner Smith is congratulated by his uncle, Greg Moser. The Oroville Graduating Class of 2014 is presented to a cheering crowd as they start to toss their caps. Luke Kindred gets some words of encouragement from Velma Bowlin. Inset, Salutatorian Nathan McAllister is all smiles after receiving his diploma.

Honor Cords Gold - GPA 3.75-4.00 ^^ Silver - GPA 3.30-3.74 ^

Gary DeVon/staff photos

Red - HSPE Scholar + Class Motto: “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 Class Colors: Navy & Silver Class Flower: Daisy Stair Escorts: Lane Tietje, Jessica Galvin

Scholarships and awards presented to Oroville graduates Scholarships and awards presented to Oroville graduates

Brittany Jewett Yulah & Philip Schleif Award, $700; Okanogan Family Faire Scholarship, $1000; Bishop Fleet Foundation, $2500 per year; Bonaparte Snowmobile/ ATV Club, WIAA Outstanding Scholastic Award.

Kaitlyn Grunst Yulah & Philip Schleif Award, $600; George Washington Foundation, $1050; Confluence Health Scholarship, $3000, WIAA Outstanding Scholastic Award.

$500; Oroville Chamber of Commerce/Harry Sherling Scholarship, $1000; WIAA Outstanding Scholastic Award.

Sierra Speiker Valedictorian; Yulah & Philip Schleif Award, $500; Oroville Booster Club/Elaine Johnson Scholarship, $500; Air Force Recruiting Service Mathematics and Science Award; Army Scholar Athlete Award; Mary Hall Niccolls Scholarship, $1000; University of Idaho Full Scholarship; Oroville Coaches Association, $200; Oroville Education Association, $700; WIAA Outstanding Scholastic Award.

Jacob Scott

Meagan Moralez

Yulah & Philip Schleif Award,

Glover Cup; Ray and Eula

Forney – Kuntz Award, $500; EWU Dean Scholarship, $2000; Lloyd Hughes Memorial Scholarship, $1000; Kinross Kettle River Buckhorn Scholarship, $1000; WIAA Outstanding Scholastic Award.

Aya Cruspero Ray and Eula Forney – Kuntz Award, $500.

Gabriela Capote Sara Hulphers Memorial/Dan Christenson Scholarship, $400.

Menze Pickering Glenn & Katherine Tracy Award, $500; Roberta Patterson Stowe, $500; Oroville Eagles Auxiliary, $1000.

Diego Santana Drummond/OSF Scholarship, $300.

Cruz Ortega Oroville Scholarship Foundation Award, $500.

Luke Kindred Dr. Steiner, $500; Oroville Booster Club Elaine Johnson Scholarship, $500; Army Scholar Athlete Award; Oroville Coaches Association, $200; Kinross Kettle River Buckhorn Scholarship, $1000; Oroville Eagles Auxiliary, $1000.

Ashley Marcolin Ed King Award, $500; Wheeler Memorial Scholarship, $100; Grand Coulee Volunteer Fire

Department Sportsmanship Award, $100.

Shelby Scott Ed King Award, $500; Aurora Masonic Lodge #201, $500; Gold Digger’s Agricultural Scholarship, $250; Detlef Schremph Foundation Tara L. Allen Scholarship, $1500; Okanogan Masonic Lodge Herbert & Elizabeth Davis Scholarship, $400.

Tanner Smith Ed King Award, $500; Aurora Masonic Lodge #201, $500; Molson Grange, $500.

Nathan McAllister Salutatorian; Air Force Recruiting Service Mathematics and

Science Award; Oroville Education Association, $500.

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Tonasket High School Graduation CLASS OF 2014 Vanessa Belen Aguayo Phillip Collin Aitcheson &$ Chanceton William Anderson Camron Cory Baller Caio Wolff Ramos Baumstein ~$ Janysis Rosalin Bello Martine Hesselberg Bjerke ~$ Isaac Anthony Bliss Jonathan Robert Brooks Larry Lloyd Burton Daniela Castrejon Capote &$ Yazmin Cervantes Orozco Eric Silva Chavez Jair Silva Chavez Kaleb Taqiyy Cholmondeley Kathryn Kaye Cleman &* Savannah Marie Clinedinst &$* Madaline Elisha Coffelt-Richardson &$ Zachariah John Collins Rachael Rose Marie Cooper Jacob Thomas Cory Selena Martinez Cosino &$* Jenna Marie Davisson Kylie Nicole Dellinger Christopher Lee Elliott Tyler Rod Farver Martin J. Fout III Carrisa Marie Frazier Kenneth Andrew Freese Clayton Daniel Fry Jeffery Aaron Fry Dyllan Linn Gage Kaitlyn LuAnn Gildroy MacGregor $ Jonalynn Marie Glover $ Matthew Allen Goff Tanner Matthew Good Makalapua Kaipo Goodness &$* Michael Raul Goudeau Sarah Emily Green &$ Abigail Hannah Gschiel &$* Cody Edward Hale Diante Corvallis Haney Williamson &$ Daniel Castro Hernandez Sara Jo Holan & Lindsay Ann Huber Casimira Hernandez Infante Leslie Iniguez & Elizabeth Carmen Jackson &* Timothy Brian Jackson Nicholas Anthony Jelinek $ Amanda Jo Johnson Roberto Vidal Juarez Parker Vincent Kenyon $ Victoria Morgan King Kody Shane Knowlton Brisa Raquel Leep &$* Jose Luis Lopez Walker Ray Marks &$ Kayla Michelle Martin &$ Jasmine Nicole Martindale Christa Rose McCormick &$* Amber Jenese Monroe &* Sarah Nicole Moore Jose Daniel Morales Lainey Marie Oliveira Maria Guadalupe Ornelas &$ Norma Ornelas Lozano &$* Michael Cesar Orozco Tucker Dylan-Kure Pardue & Leslie Abigail Peralta-Moreno Flavio Cesar Portillo Elias Carrero Ramos Norma Asucena Ramos &$* Michaela Cherie Rampley & John Richard Rawley Lindsay Marie Rhodes & Rose Romig Marcelino Ruiz-Martell &$* Levi Jonathan Schell $ Thomas James Silverthorn Cassandra Bree Spear &$* Chance Lee Stucker Derek Kevin Sund John Casey Symonds Trevor Daniel Terris &$* Amber Rose Terry Baylie Jo Tyus &$* Pete Maxwell Valentine Madison Reefe Villalva & Dyllan James (Peaches) Walton Mahter Shallal Warren $ Kjeld Skykomish Williams &$* Jamie Lynn Wilson &$ Ashley Lorraine Wright @ & Honor Cord (3.3+ GPA) $ Advanced Placement @ Running Start * CTL Scholar Athletes ~ Foreign Exchange

Clockwise from top, Jamie Wilson (one of three class valedictorians) and Marcelino Ruiz-Martell enter the gym for graduation ceremonies; Jack Goyette is embraced after he and fellow retiring teacher Lida Lind gave their farewell address; salutatorian Cassie Spear seizes the moment during her speech; Collin Aitcheson, Peaches Walton and Levi Schell make their entrance; valedictorian Norma Ramos receives her diploma.

Brent Baker/staff photos

Scholarships and awards presented to Tonasket graduates Scholarships and awards presented to Tonasket graduates Vanessa Aguayo

Tonasket Community Scholarship General Fund, $150; Tonasket Community Scholarship OK Chevrolet, $350.

Similkameen Community Club, $500.

United States Army Reserve National Scholar/Athlete.

Selina Cosino

Victoria King

Kylie Dellinger

Brisa Leep

Joan Inlow Hylton Award, $300

Brady Freeman Inspirational, $350; Tonasket Athletic Booster Club, $500; Tonasket Community Scholarship General Fund, $200; Tonasket Community Scholarship, Tonasket Kiwanis Emert Verbeck Memorial, $500; T-Club Male Athlete Quilt.

Community Foundation, Grace Motteler Ekman Whitley, $3304; Community Foundation/Okanogan Masonic Lodge, Herbert & Elizabeth Davis, $500; Tonasket Community Scholarship General Fund, $150; Tonasket Community Scholarship Julia Dewey McCabe Memorial, $350; Tonasket Community Scholarship Tonasket Alumni, $500; Tonasket Fraternal Order of Eagles #3002, $1000.

Kathryn Cleman

Kenneth Freese

Collin Aitcheson

Pete Manring Memorial, $500; Tonasket Communty Scholarship, Al & Peggy Seccomb, $350; Tonasket Community Scholarship General Fund, $450; Aurora Masonic Lodge #201, $500; Avery Berg Foundation Trust, $500; Steiner Foundation, $1250.

Savannah Clinedinst

Community Foundation/Okanogan Masonic Lodge, Herbert & Elizabeth Davis, $1000; Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award; Washington State Honors Award (top 10% of WA class of 2014).

Madaline Coffelt-Richardson

Evergreen College Scholastic Achievement Award, $900; North Valley Hospital Guild, $300; Tonasket Community Scholarship, Loomis

United States Navy Bachelor’s Degree Scholarship (Full Ride), approx. $50,000.

Dyllan Gage

North Valley Hospital Guild, $300.

Kaitlyn Gildroy-MacGregor

Tonasket Community Scholarship General Fund, $150; Tonasket Community Scholarship, Lee Frank, $350.

Leslie Iniguez

Washington State Honors Award (top 10% of WA class of 2014).

Elizabeth Jackson

Gold Digger Apples, $500; Kettle Range Conservation Group, $1000; Lower Columbia College Soccer Scholarship (8 quarters), $2664;

Air Force Recruiting Service Mathematics and Science Award.

$10,000; College Success Foundation Leadership 1000, $5000; Confluence Health Healthcare, $3000; EWU Presidential Scholarship, $3000; George Washington Foundation (2-year), $2100; Gold Digger Apples, $500; Ken & Joan Smith Honorary, $500; North Valley Hospital Guild, $300; Okanogan Neighbors/Okanogan Family Faire, $1000; Sea Mar Community Health Centers Farm Workers, $1000; Teachers Make a Difference, $500; Washington Apple Education Foundation Allan Brothers, $1000; Washington Apple Education Foundation Rabo AgriFinance Bloomsday, $1000; Washington Apple Education Foundation Northern, $2000; Washington State Honors Award (top 10% of WA class of 2014); Washington State Opportunity Scholarship, $2500.

Amber Monroe

John Rawley

Oroville Fire Department, $100.

Columbia River Carbonates/Sawyer & Sawyer Inc., $4000; Community Foundation/Okanogan Masonic Lodge, Herbert & Elizabeth Davis, $500; North Central ATV Club, Gary A. Lindsey Memorial, $500; Tonasket Community Scholarship General Fund, $100; Tonasket Community Scholarship, Pacific Calcium, $1000.

Walker Marks

George Washington Foundation (2-year), $2100; Hamilton Youth Foundation, $1000; Tonasket American Legion Auxiliary Midred Marchesseau Memorial, $500; Tonasket Community Scholarship General Fund, $450; Tonasket Community Scholarship, Michael Dean Pyatt Memorial, $350.

Norma Ornelas

Air Force Recruiting Service Mathematics and Science Award; America Legion Post #82, $1000.

Leslie Peralta

Tonasket Natural Foods Co-Op, $500

Norma Ramos

Bishop Fleet Foundation (4-year),

Bonaparte Snowmobile/ATV Club, $500; Tonasket Fraternal Order of Eagles #3002, $1000.

Levi Schell

Tonasket Community Scholarship General Fund, $100; Tonasket Community Scholarship Kiwanis Jack Gavin Memorial, $500; Perseverance Award.

T. J. Silverthorn

Tonasket Community Scholarship General Fund, $150; Tonasket Community Scholarship U.S. Bank, $350.

Cassie Spear

Bishop Fleet Foundation (4-year), $10,000; CME Beef Scholarship, $1000; CSU Colonel Arthur Allen Endowed, $2082; CSU Thomas R.

Blackburn $1076; Ford National FFA Scholarship, $1000; Gold Digger Apples Inc., $1000; Okanogan County Cattlewomen, $1000; Tonasket Athletic Booster Club, $750.

Chance Stucker

Aurora Masonic Lodge #201, $500; Columbia River Carbonates, Sawyer & Sawyer Incl, $1000; Gold Digger Apples Inc., $300; Mt. Olive Grange $986, $500; Tonasket Community Scholarship, Tonasket Kiwanis Ray Colbert Memorial, $500; Tonasket Fraternal Order of Eagles #3002, $1000.

Trevor Terris

GFWC Civic League, $300; Ole Drew Athletic Memorial, $500; Tonasket Community Scholarship General Fund, $200; Tonasket Community Scholarship P.T. Works, $500; United States Army Reserve National Scholar/Athlete.

Baylie Tyus

North Valley Hospital Guild, $300; T-Club Female Athlete Quilt.

Mahter Warren

Tonasket Community Scholarship General Fund, $350; Tonasket Community Scholarship H.L. Smith Memorial, Smith & Nelson, $350; Eastern Advantage Scholarship, $1500.

Kjeld Williams

Tonasket Community Scholarship General Fund, $150; Tonasket Community Scholarship Willie Burton Memorial, $350; Washington State Honors Award (top 10% of WA class

of 2014).

Jamie Wilson

Community Foundation/Okanogan Masonic Lodge, Herbert & Elizabeth Davis, $800; Hamilton Youth Foundation, $1000; North Valley Hospital Guild, $300; Tonasket Community Scholarship, Dean Stansbury Memorial, $850; Tonasket Community Scholarship General Fund, $25; Tonasket Community Scholarship, North Valley Family Medicine, $350; Washington Apple Education Foundation Doug Zahn Memorial, $250; Garry Williams Memorial/Blue Bird/Washington Cherry Growers, $1000; Washington Apple Education Foundation Delmar Smith Memorial, $1000; Washington State Honors Award (top 10% of WA class of 2014).

Running Start Maria Salas

Nelson Accounting, $1000

Alumni Claire Thornton

Washington Apple Education Foundation Don Morse Memorial/Chelan Fruit, $1000.

Jessica Puente Arroyo

Washington Apple Education Foundation Northern, $3000

Corbin Moser

Washington Apple Education Foundation, K.J. Henderschott Memorial, $1000



SPORTS Girls Track - 5-time sub-district Champions; Sierra Speiker state champion (1600 and 3200); state medalists Kaitlyn Grunst, Tanner Smith, Luke Kindred Boys Golf - district champions Softball - district qualifiers

Oroville and Tonasket

Sierra Speiker - state champion 1600 and 3200 meter runs; 5th place 800-meter run.

Trevor Terris (left) and Brian Hendrick - state 2nd place tennis doubles.

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Post-season and Honors

State qualifying 4x100 relay Kathryn Cleman (also pole vault), Rose Walts (100 hurdles), triple jump), Kylie Dellinger, Cassie Spear (200, 400).

Boys Tennis - State runner-up (doubles) Trevor Terris and Brian Hendrick Girls Track - State runner-up (100 hurdles) and state 6th place (triple jump) Rose Walts

State qualifying 4x400 relay Sammie Walimaki (also pole vault), Brittany Jewett, Kaitlyn Grunst (high jump, long jump), Sierra Speiker (800, 1600, 3200).

Tanner Smith state 3rd place 100-meter dash.

Boys golf team district champs; state qualifiers Lane Tietje, Bryce Glover, Kyle Scott; girls’ qualifier Jordyn Smith (10th place)

Luke Kindred - state 5th place pole vault.

Rose Walts - state 2nd place 100 hurdles, 6th place triple jump.

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OUTDOORS Be Bear Aware stresses safety

Sinlahekin Celebration


NORTH VALLEY - A blonde Black bear trundled by the celebration of the Sinlahekin Wildlife Area’s 75h anniversary celebration last Saturday, which served the purposes of one Charles Bartlebaugh quite nicely. Bartlebaugh, who said he was invited by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to attend the event both last weekend and this Saturday and Sunday, represents the Be Bear Aware campaign. “There’s increasing numbers of Grizzly bears moving throughout the state,” Bartlebaugh said. “There have been more official sightings, mostly along I-90 between Spokane and Missoula. But there is bound to be western migration. It’s very gradual. Brent Baker/staff photo “There’s also been an increasing number of encounters with Chuck Bartlebaugh’s traveling road show for Be Bear Aware contains a treasure trove of information for avoiding Black bears as well, including a - or managing, if necessary - bear encounters. recent one that resulted in a death • store food properly. by about 80 percent - he knows (in Alberta, Canada). They aren’t nose and short, rounded claws. “But,” Bartlebaugh said, “young Even with those precautions, you’re out there but doesn’t know as aggressive as grizzlies but can and old bears both can be hard to humans and bears do occasion- where sometimes more predatory.” ally encounter one another. “Unlike a firearm, you want to Bartlebaugh hauls with him identify.” Avoiding bears on the trail, Bartlebaugh is a strong advocate aim low. It’s better to aim too low a treasure trove of information on bear identification, avoidance particularly, takes a bit of aware- of bear spray and he has training than too high; if you shoot high it canisters on hand to teach how to will just go over his head.” techniques, and approved tactics ness, he said. Hikers should: • watch for claw marks on trees; use them properly And if the bear is too close for dealing with a bear should an • look for turned over tree If a bear takes an aggressive or too determined to be slowed encounter be unavoidable. posture, he said, properly cre- down? On identification, “Both (Black stumps or large rocks; • watch for bear scat; ating a cloud of spray between “Drop to the ground (face and Grizzly bears) come in a wide • be aware when the sounds of human and bear will temporarily down, not fetal position), play variety of colors,” he said. “Black bears even come in white and wind or fast water can cover up dissuade the bear from escalating dead and cover the back of your the encounter. neck,” he said. “In the end, bears blue. Color and size never is a sounds; • make noise (i.e. calling out “When the spray goes into want the same thing we want,” good indicator.” Grizzlies have long claws, a periodically) when hiking in its mouth, it turns to foam,” Bartlebaugh said. “To be left short, wide nose under a dished heavily brushed areas so as not to Bartlebaugh said. “It keeps him alone and not surprised.” from breathing well; displaces More information can be forehead, as well as the signature surprise a bear; • don’t hike after sunset or before oxygen in lungs, and he gets wob- found online at http://www. hump behind the front shoulders. bly legs. His eyesight is reduced A black bear has a long, straight sunrise and stay on the trail; June 12, 2014 • OKANOGAN VALLEY GAZETTE-TRIBUNE

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The Sinlahekin Wildlife Area celebrated its 75th anniversary with ceremonies and activities on Saturday, June 7, that were hosted by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Speakers included WDFW Wildlife Program Assistant Coordinator Nate Pamplin; Okanogan Knowledge Keeper Herman Edwards; Mule Deer Foundation Chase Hubbard; author Jack Nisbet; WDFW Director Phil Anderson; Fish & Wildlife Director Dan Ashe; Fish and Wildlife commissioner Jay Kehne; Queen of Elders Society of B.C. Okanagan Nation Vera Gabriel; and Pastor Jim Yaussy-Albright. Celebrations also included the dedication of the Dave Brittell Memorial Trail and a Sinlahekin Memories Sharing Session facilitated by WDFW Okanogan Lands Operations Manager Dale Swedberg (above). 5

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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

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

permits: Construction Permits (City of Oroville), HPA (WDFW) and a DNR Land Use Agreement (DNR) . Project Description: Revise the approved 164’ community dock with 12 slips to a 224’ dock with 24’ slips each with a ground based boat lift. Also extend the existing shoreline permit (ORO SDP 08-10) for the remaining upland construction activities. All other approvals and conditions are to remain. A complete project description will be provided upon request. The proposal site is located at Sandalia Court, Oroville, Washington on County Assessor’s Parcel No. 9100100000 in Section 22 of Township 40 N., Range 27 E. WM., Oroville. Said development is proposed to be within the shoreline jurisdiction of Lake Osoyoos and/or its associated wetlands in the Suburban Environment and the floodplain of the Okanogan River system and part of a Residential Three Zoning District. The lead agency for this proposal, which is the City of Oroville Planning Agency, has determined that it does not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment. An environmental impact statement (EIS) is not required under RCW 43.21C.030(2)(c). This decision was made after a review of a completed

environmental checklist provided by the Applicant and other information on file with the lead agency. This DNS has been issued under WAC 197-11-340(2); the lead agency will act on this proposal until after 14 days from the official date of notice. The public is invited to attain a party of record status to ensure notification of subsequent actions and/or have standing in an appeal of the final decision by providing written comment on the application or requesting a copy of the decision once made. The City Council of the City of Oroville will hold a pre-decision open record public hearing on the shoreline application during their regularly scheduled July 1, 2014 meeting. The meeting is to begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber Room, Oroville City Hall, you should consult the agenda as to what order the hearing is. The completed applications, SEPA Checklist, environmental support documents, drawings and related Municipal Codes are available for inspection and/or purchase during normal business hours at the Clerk’s Office, City Hall, 1308 Ironwood, Oroville or by visiting the City’s website and following the Public Notice links at Written comments must be filed no

later than 7/3/2014 or at the hearing to be part of the record local decision. Any person desiring to express their views or to be notified of the action taken on this application should notify the undersigned responsible official at P.O. Box 2200, Oroville, WA 98844 at (509)560-3534 or Dated this June 5, 2014 Christian D. Johnson, Permit Administrator This notice is given pursuant to Section 17.100.050 OMC, appeals of the administrator’s decision on the application shall be in writing and filed with the Oroville Clerk’s Office within five days of the written decision as provided by 7.11 OROSMP and appeals under SEPA shall be processed under Chapter 8.24 OMC and appeals of the final decision on this application may be filed by a party of record with standing in Okanogan County Superior Court within 21 days of issuance of the decision as provided by Chapter 36.70C RCW. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on June 12, 2014. #OVG

PUBLIC AUCTION THOMPSON BEES 1869 HWY 7 OROVILLE, WA 98844 (509) 476-3948 DATE OF AUCTION: 6/20/14 Viewing Time: 10:00 AM Auction Time: 11:00 AM 1992 Ford Explorer Lic# ABF8141 Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on June 12, 2014. #OVG566931 IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF OKANOGAN In re the Estate of:

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR A SHORELINE MANAGEMENT SUBSTANTIAL DEVELOPMENT PERMIT, THE ISSUANCE OF A DETERMINATION OF NON-SIGNIFICANCE (DNS) UNDER SEPA AND A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE MATTER Sandalia Osoyoos Beach Resort Community Dock Revision & Upland Construction Extension ORO SDP 14-2 Official Date of Notice: June 12, 2014 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Sandalia Osoyoos Beach Resort who are the owners of the below described property, filed complete applications on 4/11/2014 for a shoreline substantial development permit and will file for the following related



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Chance Stucker qualifies for national rodeo finals Finishes in to top four at state finals

the Silver State International Rodeo in Winnemucca, Nevada by placing in the fifth thru 15th positions.

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KENNEWICK – Chance Stucker of Tonasket was one of two Okanogan Valley High School Rodeo Club members to qualify for the National High School Finals Rodeo in Rock Springs, Wyoming, by finishing in the top four at the state high school finals over Memorial Day weekend. Stucker finished 11th overall in Team Roping, second overall in Steer Wrestling, seventh overall in Tie Down and sixth in Trap Shooting as well as earning Reserve Rookie of the Year for boys. Other Okanogan Valley High School Rodeo Club also had strong showings at the state rodeo: Cayden Diefenbach finished the year ninth overall in Barrels and eighth in Poles. Kaelyn Marchand finished ninth overall in Goats, eighth in Breakaway, 11th in Team Roping,eighth overall in Barrels, and Reserve Rookie of the Year for Girls. Philip Williams tied for seventh/eighth overall in Team

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Chance Stucker Roping. Oliver Williams tied for seventh/eighth overall in Team Roping and Tie Down and fifth overall. Gabe Moses ended up fifth overall in Bareback Riding. Wyatt Covington finished second overall for the year in Bull Riding. Stucker and Covington both qualified to attend the NHSRF in Rock Springs, Wyoming by placing in the top four positions in the state. Everyone else qualified to attend

Fundraiser for Stucker A Team Roping/Barrel Racing Fund Raiser to help Chance go to Nationals will be held at the Tonasket Rodeo Grounds on Friday, June 13.. In addition, we will have a barbecue from 5-7 p.m. with the proceeds to benefit Tonasket Rodeo Queen Brisa Leep.There will also be a dessert auction at 6 p.m. A special Fund Raising Raffle will be held to support Chance Stucker going to both Nationals and Regionals this July. This raffle will include multiple prizes consisting of a cowboy quilt, cowboy scarves, horseshoe hat rack, and other items. Tickets are $2 each or three for $5. The winner will be drawn on July 9 at an ice cream social in the II Sisters, Tonasket, parking lot. Raffle Tickets can be purchased at II Sisters Video in Tonasket, Detro’s Western Store in Riverside or purchased at the Team Roping Fund Raiser on Friday evening. Contact Karla Stucker 509846-5752 Rod 509-429-1498, or Trampas 509-486-1012 for more information.


OROVILLE – The Oroville Elementary School had several Super Citizens over the past school year. To be honored as a Super Citizen the students must meet several qualifications, This school year’s OES Super Citizens are: Larry Gomez, Ryken Harris, Vincent Reyes, Carolina Delgado-Montiel, Jaden Glover, Elijah Godinez, Sarah Mathis, Kylie Acord, Meliselda Prida, Cici Cervantes, Kyra Koepke, Mykensie Hugus, Samantha Turner, Alli Harris, Darian Range, Gwendolyn Thompson, Alicia Umana, Kinley Harris, Ashlynn Fogg, Yulissa Morales,

Carly Mieirs, Ross Austin, Trevor Miller, Terika Brasher, Odin Finsen, Natalie Rodriguez, Taralynn Fox, Austin Mathis, Reese Noel, Olivia Mathews, Natalia Rodriguez, Taylor Smith, Xavier Garcia, Baylee Taber, Koda Hirst, Yulissa AlvarezViveros, Tapanga Mendoza, Amara Hayworth, Savannah Berg, Marta Capote, Julian Lopez, Natalia Carrillo, Tucker Acord, Emma Bocook, Anna Hernandez, Landon Howe, Yonatan Castrejon, Isaaih Godinez, Skyler Noel, Joanne Sutton, Katie Maynard, Mason Wall, Tristan Poff, Tyson Rounds, Eddie Garcia, Mariya Mathis, Lesly Corrales, Billie Nelson. To be chosen as a Super Citizen


the student must have: 1. Positive attitude toward school rules; 2. Dependable; 3. Cares for school property; 4. Fairness; 5. Respect for his/her teacher; 6. Friendliness towards others; 7. Cheerfulness; 8. Trustworthiness; 9. Complete schoolwork; and 10. Good attendance record “This is a high honor, as it shows that the student is exceeding the school’s expectations for citizenship,” said Elementary Principal Joan Hoehn. Students each got a T-shirt, and their picture is in the hallway, on display, for a whole year.

Sutton and Glenn Tracy Jr; sons Michael Dean and Danny Lee Sutton; grandson Michael Sutton Jr. Memorial Services for Katherin Tracy will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 14, 2014 at the Oroville High School Commons with a luncheon to follow at the Molson Grange. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Oroville Scholarship Foundation or the Molson Museum. Bergh Funeral Service of Oroville/Tonasket in care of arrangements.

Katherin Anna Tracy

Katherin Anna (Sherling, Sutton) Tracy peacefully passed on May 30, 2014 at North Valley Extended Care in Tonasket. Katherin was born in Oroville, Washington on July 10, 1919 to Ernest and Emma Sherling of Molson. It was in the Highlands that Kay spent her younger years and started school at Lone Star on Mary Ann Creek, traveling to and from by horseback. By third grade the Sherling family moved into Molson to be closer to school. During the Depression the family moved to the valley for work, living in Mallot then to Omak where Kay attended High School and graduated in 1938, receiving the Honorable Citizenship Award. At the age of six, her father purchased an upright piano for Kay and her mother taught her the basics… the rest is history. She played for income, dances, programs, weddings, funerals, enjoyment for others and pleasure, playing until a stroke ended it at 94 years old. Music was a BIG part of her life. After graduation Kay married Bill Sutton on Dec. 26, 1938 in Omak. They lived there until after Sharron was born in December of 1939. After moving to the Molson area to farm with family, Michael Dean was born in January of 1943. Relocating to Chesaw, another son, Steve, was born in 1945. Soon they moved to Dwinnel Orchards near Oroville and Danny Lee came along in 1947. Then it was again to Chesaw where she and Bill had a small dairy, soon back to Oroville. Kay went to work full time, from restaurant work, clerking, thinning/picking and sorting apples, and her favorite was a day care business. With the four children, she and Bill moved to Almira in 1954. The opportunity to run a small café was available and with that experience she moved on to be a cook at the Almira Hotel. Almira was good to her family because there was always work for her and all of the kids. Another move... this time Grand Coulee, where all three boys would graduate from GCHS. Now that the family was raised she could pursue her dream of becoming a teacher. At age 47 she started college, earned her BA in Education

Kay Tracy at 50 and taught fourth grade in Oroville for ten years. Next to the joy of her own children were those in her classroom. She was respected, competent, caring, and happy in her vocation. Education was vitally important to her and desired for her children. During her teaching years she designed and helped build a cozy log house with the help of her family. Through necessity she accomplished many skills and always looked at the positive side. Her homes though sometimes humble were always inviting and open to many; friends, family, or those in need. Following retirement Katherin married Glenn Tracy Jr. in 1979 and again she moved many more times first following his employment and then for pleasure, from coast to coast and Alaska. Kay loved flying and enjoyed two trips to Germany and other European countries. Eventually they returned to settle near Oroville and started skiing at age 65. Excitement of the first heavy snowfall brought them to the slopes. It soon became their passion and for many years they enjoyed it. After Tracy passed she moved to Tonasket and lived at the North Valley Assisted Living for ten years where the residents and staff became an important part of her life. Kay is survived by her daughter, Sharron (Geral) Cox of Tonasket; son Steve (Marsha) Sutton of Soap Lake; stepsister Darlene (Hank) Allen of Oroville; step-son Jeff Tracy of Petersburg, Alaska; five grandchildren, one great grandson, three step-grandchildren, plus nieces and nephews She was preceded in death by husbands Wesley (Bill)

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