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Ramsey steps down after more than eight years BY BRENT BAKER BBAKER@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM

TONASKET - Eight and a half years proved to be enough for Tonasket Council Member Jean Ramsey. The longest-serving current council member offered her resignation at the Tuesday, June 24, meeting, effective at the end of June. Ramsey, who had to be cajoled into running for office last fall, said she “no longer had the time or heart” to continue. “I continue to appreciate each and every one involved in the running of our city more and more every day,” she read in her statement of resignation. “There is no doubt in my mind that all of you both elected and staff have only the city’s best interests for the future first and foremost in every decision you make.” The city will advertise for applicants to be appointed to fill her position, which will be reviewed at the July 22 meeting. “I appreciated having her as a resource to remember what’s gone on in the past,” said Mayor Patrick Plumb. “ Brent Baker/staff photo

The Lake Osoyoos Cup, the first in what is hoped to be an annual event, took place last weekend at Deep Bay Park in Oroville. Competitors traveled to Oroville from up and down the west coast for the race, including some highly-ranked competitors on the jet ski racing circuit. For results and more photos, see page A2.

NVH, union settle contract BY BRENT BAKER BBAKER@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM

TONASKET - In a sign of the North Valley Hospital District’s improving financial situation, the hospital’s union employees will be receiving step increases and other improvements in the threeyear contract approved the NVH Board of Commissioners at their Thursday, June 26, meeting. The commissioners approved a $3 million package that the UFCW Local 21 recently ratified, representing an overall increase in $1 million in wages and benefits. “When I came here we weren’t giving the employees (anything) but a two percent cost of living increase because of our debt,” said NVH Administrator Linda Michel. “We told the employees when our finances got manageable we’d be more competitive. They hung in there with us, and I think this contract reflects that commitment. “We’ll have to cut some costs elsewhere, because a million dollars a year is a lot of money,” she added later. “But they didn’t get everything they asked for. We feel what we gave was the right thing to do; our employees are our most valuable asset.” The contract affects Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, office and clerical workers, service and maintenance workers and clerical workers. Some of the significant changes included: • annual step increases in addition to cost of living adjustments; • a one percent match into employees’ retirement plans for those who have contributed their own funds for at least one year of continuous service (something that was done before NVH began having financial difficulties); • a number of modifications to the extended illness bank (EIB) including (1) access to EIB hours if admitted to the hospital; (2) in exchange for the aforementioned retirement account match, retirement payout of leftover EIB hours

for existing employees serving 20 years or more will be reduced to 50 percent and not paid out for newly hired employees; • NVH will continue to pay 88 percent of employees’ health insurance, though a cap to that amount was removed; • and for shift differential pay only, shift times were adjusted to cover 7 p.m.7 a.m. and 7 a.m.-7 p.m. “We’ll have our midnight shift differential from 7 p.m.-7 a.m., though (that won’t start) for one year,” Michel said. “So we upped the night shift and weekend differentials. “The main concern was midnight nursing, because we always have trouble recruiting nurses anyway. I think the incentives will help retain some nurses.” She said that the hospital district declined to include its per diem (under 16 hours a week) employees. “(The union) wanted to add the per diems into the contract and make them union members,” Michel said. “None of our per diems have requested becoming union members and unless they took a vote, I wasn’t willing to do that.”

FINANCES Chief Financial Officer Helen Verhasselt reported on the state of the district’s finances. The warrants had dipped to under $83,000 the previous day, though Thursday’s payroll payment had pushed them back up to about $295,000. “There’s two large payments that should be coming in before then end (of June),” Verhasselt said. “We won’t be OUT out yet,” Michel said. “We’ll probably go in and out for six months, but (for now) we’ll take being out for even an hour.” Additionally, Patient Financial Services Director Jana Symonds said that a Medicare payment of $98,000 was being temporarily withheld for no discernible reason. “We’ve made four calls in to provider outreach to get some answers,” Symonds

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There will be fireworks and more on Independence Day at Deep Bay Park.

Full day July 4 at Deep Bay Park Oroville Community Fireworks not the only highlight BY GARY A. DE VON MANAGING EDITOR

OROVILLE – The Oroville Chamber of Commerce is promising more than just a spectacular pyrotechnics for this year’s Community Fireworks Display at Deep Bay Park. The day starts at noon with the a canon salute by “our fireworks guys,” with a sulute to follow each hour until the display starts at dark, according to chamber member Leah Palmer, who is helping to organize the expanded event for this year. Also starting at noon there food vendors will offer a variety of choices, including burgers, hotdogs, burritos, barbecued pulled pork, ice cream, granitas, snow cones

and more. From 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Staca Bell from Bug’s Photography will be offering family and individual photo sessions with half of her profits going towards the fireworks fund. “A great time to take a family picture at the park,” said Palmer. Starting at 4 p.m. the chamber is asking people parking in the park to donate $5 (or any amount they would be willing to donate) per car. The Explorer Scouts will be collecting donations and helping with security. Some of what is collected will go towards their group. “Please help us out,” asks Palmer. “Also, we highly suggest car pooling. Consider parking extra cars at Akins/

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MISCELLANEOUS In other actions, the council approved the purchase of a new business class work station for the city office. The current work station operates under a Windows system that no longer is supported and now is considered vulnerable to cyber attack, according to the state Office of the Chief Information Officer. The council approved an expenditure of up to $2,650, including tax. • The council received a proposed social media policy from Police Chief Rob Burks that would apply to his department; however, Plumb said that department should follow the same policy as all city employees. If the current city policy wasn’t adequate, he said, “We need to fix the big one. If we don’t fix the whole city’s, we end up with a situation where one conflicts with the other, and opens us up to liability.” • The council approved a budget amendment formalizing changes to the salary schedule of the police officers. • A flyer will be sent to area residents seeking donations for the Tonasket City Swimming pool. The community pool committee had previously received approval from the council for postal expenses related to its distribution. • City Clerk Alice Attwood said she would be setting up an auction to dispense with a slew of items approved as surplus, including a pair of old police vehicles. The council approved the list of additional items designated for surplus. Attwood said that other cities may be invited to participate and that she would look into holding it at the rodeo grounds. • The city’s fall clean-up will be Sept. 20. The city council next meets on Tuesday, July 8.

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MOSQUITO DISTRICT Plumb had just returned from a meeting of the Okanogan County Commissioners, where said they approved the beginning of the public information process (one public hearing, three public notices in local newspapers) that would allow the formation of a mosquito control district. The district would encompass the cities of Okanogan, Omak, Riverside, Tonasket and Oroville and would need to be approved by voters. Other cities in the county declined to join the proposed district. Plumb said it was the largest public attendance that he’d ever seen at a commissioners’ meeting, comprised mostly of Omak and Okanogan residents. “I believe I was the only elected official there,” Plumb said, adding that city planner Kurt Danison and Oroville Community Development Director Chris Branch were among those in attendance.

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LAKE OSOYOOS CUP JET SKI RACES

LAKE OSOYOOS CUP RESULTS SATURDAY, JUNE 28 Novice Stock 1. Levi Combs 2. Taylor Mishalanie 3. Mike Morin 4. Mark Hintze 5. Roger Friedman 6. Chris Overfelt Women’s Novice 1. Julie Holmquist 2. Joy McAdams 3. Patty Fisk Women’s Pro Ski 1. Annie Bailey Veteran Ski Open 1. Mark Hintze 2. Levi Combs 3. Roger Harnack 4. Annie Bailey 5. Scott Benson 6. James Beamish Pro/Am Ski 1. Scott Benson 2. Annie Bailey Vintage 550 1. Mark Fischer 2. Seth McNeil Vintage 750 1. Alaina Fisk 2. Nathan Clements X2 1. Max Carter 2. Dave Wight 3. Tanner Fjolek 4. Hudson Petek 5. Josh Lindsey 6. Austin Fowler 7. Seth McNeil

Beginner Ski 1. Jordan 2. Alaina Fisk 3. Nathan Clements Jr. Ski 13-15 1. Alaina Fisk 2. Nathan Clements Novice Limited 1. Levi Combs 2. Mark Hintze 3. James Beamish 4. Taylor Mishalanie 5. Roger Harnack 6. Mike Morin Sport Modified 1. Darrell True 2. James Beamish 3. Seth McNeil 4. Max Carter 5. Roger Harnack 6. Josh Lindsey

SUNDAY, JUNE 29 Novice Stock 1. Levi Combs 2. Roger Friedman 3. Taylor Mishalanie 4. Mark Hintze 5. Chris Overfelt Vintage 550 1. Seth McNeil 2. Mark Fischer Vintage 750 1. Alaina Fisk 2. Nathan Clements X2 1. Max Carter 2. Tanner Fjolek

3. Hudson Petek 4. Josh Lindsey 5. Austin Fowler 6. Seth McNeil 7. Dave Wight Beginner Ski 1. Alaina Fisk 2. Nathan Clements 3. Jordan Smith Jr. Ski 13-15 1. Alaina Fisk 2. Nathan Clements Women’s Novice 1. Julie Holmquist 2. Patty Fisk 3. Alaina Fisk Women’s Pro Ski 1. Annie Bailey Novice Limited 2. Roger Friedman 3. Levi Combs 4. Taylor Mishalanie 5. James Beamish 6. Roger Harnack 7. Mark Hintze Pro/Am 1. Scott Benson 2. Annie Bailey Sport Modified 1. Darrell True 2. James Beamish 3. Max Carter 4. Austin Fowler Veteran Ski Open 1. Scott Benson 2. Annie Bailer 3. Mark Hintze 4. Levi Combs 5. Roger Harnack


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Recounting my grandfather’s World War II legacy Starting at 4:00 a.m., the mine said my grandfather. “We were the sweeper YMS-481, along with oth- second from the last (in a line of ers of its class, began its second day mine sweepers). They hit the mine of clearing the waters near Tarakan sweeper behind us. It was damCity, on the east side of Borneo. aged, but not destroyed.” Heavily fortified by the Japanese, Soon, the order came to abanthe oil produced there was of such don ship. a high grade that it didn’t need “A shell hit up front near the to be refined before magazine area. The being used, and thereback end was blown fore a high-value off, practically,” he target for the comsaid. bined American and Wounded, his Australian forces that memories grew fuzzy. were amassing offSome of them. shore. “I remember being “We swept mines hit in the back, but all day long,” said I don’t remember Raymond Gerald much. I was bleeding Baker, my grandfather bad. I remember stickwho was an engineer HALF-BAKED ing my thumb through on the YMS-481. “We my Mae West to stop Brent Baker swept contact mines, the bleeding. It was acoustical mines. We shooting out. I could swept so close that we could see see it from my back. But the little the (Japanese) soldiers on land. guy next to me, who was only They had fox holes right on the 18 years old, had his arm basibeach. They would come up out of cally shot off. His arm was dantheir fox holes and they’d look at gling. Something was holding it. us, and we’d look at them. I wrapped a tourniquet around it. “About 2:30 in the afternoon I don’t remember what I used. I they disappeared. We didn’t see made a tight tourniquet and told them any more. We thought some- him to hold onto it.” thing was happening.” Into the water, but certainly not While engaged in mine sweep- safe, my grandfather and his mates ing, crewmen could not stay down went. in the engine rooms. Grandpa’s About six hours later, a landing domain was the auxiliary engine craft on the verge of giving up room, with an entrance so small its search for survivors fished the that he had to remove his bulky semiconscious sailor out of the “Mae West” life jacket to crawl water. through the manhole cover to the “They jumped overboard, room below. they wrapped some kind of wrap “Every 20 minutes we’d have around my back and over my arm to make a quick trip down, check and pulled me aboard,” he said. “I everything and come back out,” he remember (hearing) ‘Let’s get the said. “I had just come out. That’s hell out of here.’” when they opened up on us.” He was far from the only surviThough the crew of the YMS- vor on that last rescue boat, but by 481 and the fleet of minesweepers the time it returned to one of the had sensed what was coming, it destroyers in the fleet, he’d been still came almost out of nowhere. given up for dead. As wounded sol“The first big shell was fired diers were taken on board the ship, from a 3-inch cannon gun in a my grandfather was left for dead. cave, hit our ship,” he said. “It was “Then someone saw me breathe a severe hit. It was almost point or something,” he said. “They took blank range. It blew four of our me off last.” men off that were assigned to our My grandfather passed away... 3-inch gun. Two survived and two last week, at the age of 95, nearly were killed. From that time ... all 70 years after the YMS-481 went hell broke loose.” down on May 1, 1945. Two 20mm cannons and two 50 caliber machine guns fired back, Some of my earliest recollecbut thick jungle and weaponry tions of my grandfather are of hidden in caves made it a tough go. sitting in his lap and discovering, “They opened up on us first,” to my wonderment, that he had

pieces of metal buried in his body. You couldn’t see them, but you could feel them. I was probably only three years old, but that was when I learned the word “shrapnel.” It seemed like a pretty cool word. I later learned that he had been on a mine sweeper in the South Pacific that had been sunk, and that the shrapnel, along with his elegantly scarred right ear, were a result of that battle in World War II. And while he was proud of his status as a U.S. Navy veteran, not only did he rarely speak of his war experiences, most of the details of that period of his life were new to me as recently as four years ago, when he finally consented to sit down with my parents and recount his bit of war history. So, details were few until his remarkably candid and detailed recollection of that relatively brief but significant period of his life. Interestingly, he probably could have avoided military service, even at the height of war, had he chosen to. Not only was he married with two young sons, John and my father, Bob, but he was working in the oil fields in southern California, considered a vital industry in support of the war effort. One of his brothers was in the Army Air Corps and the other involved in counterintelligence, and he felt both the desire to contribute and the pressure to serve. “At my age I was asked a lot of questions about why I wasn’t in and it began to work on me,” he said. He quit his job, taking on some temporary work, and six months later was drafted, taking advantage of being offered a choice to enter the Navy. He trained at bases in Farragut, Idaho; Waukegon, Illinois; and Richmond, Virginia, primarily in diesel engineering. After spending about two weeks at home over Christmas of 1944, he shipped out from San Francisco on a converted cruise liner, but ran into some unforeseen issues upon landing in Honolulu, where the ship stopped to let off Navy WAVES. “I was waving at people, and everybody was hollering and waving at us from the dock,” Grandpa said. “I had someone come up

assigned to it,” he said.

The author’s grandfather, Raymond Gerald Baker. behind me - I had my shirt off, even my t-shirt, to cool down. “Guy taps me on the back and says he wants me to come into the dispensary. I asked what was going on and he said, ‘You’ve got a rash all over your back.’ It was a heat rash, but boy they didn’t take any chances. They had me isolated on a gurney, got me down on that. I was off that ship in less than 20 minutes. They thought I possibly had scarlet fever or measles, because my back had that rash on it.” He said a friend of his saw the commotion from afar as he was hurriedly removed from the ship, without having any idea what was going on. “The ship couldn’t leave until the Navy sent a military ambulance from the Naval hospital. They had me off and in that thing. Lyle was up there looking down, and he couldn’t figure out what happened. I couldn’t figure out what happened either. No one knew what was happening, but I held that ship up 35-40 minutes... “They took me and put me in the isolation ward. I was right next door to all types of diseases in there. I was isolated in there for 14 days.” After a month’s delay, he finally shipped out to the Admiralty Islands - somehow, remarkably, without orders - to the Leyte Gulf in the Philippines, where he found he’d been assigned to the mine sweeper. “I don’t even know when I was

Like most wartime duties, mine sweeping was no picnic. Crews of ships like my grandfather’s scoured the bays, inlets and occasionally rivers for a variety of nasty surprises, primarily contact, magnetic and acoustical mines. As Grandpa described them, the contact mines were covered with spikes or prongs that acted as a trigger when a ship came in contact with them. Magnetic and acoustical mines didn’t require physical contact to set off. Magnetic mines would be activated by the attraction to a metal ship passing overhead. Most Navy ships, by 1945, had antimagnetic equipment to neutralize the attraction. There was no counteracting the trigger for an acoustical mine, which was set off by the vibrations of passing ships. “On our ship ... we had a huge ball that looked like a bell on the front of the ship that could be lowered into the water,” Grandpa said. “On the one end it was about two or two and a half inches of heavy steel that was bolted outside that bell. There was a magnetic jackhammer that was controlled by, I think air pressure. It would hammer against the two inch plate of steel on the outside.” “First we would sweep for contact mines. We couldn’t do contact mines and others at the same time. Then we’d sweep for magnetic mines and acoustical mines.” Of course, his life didn’t end after the YMS-481 was lost. He’d lost so much blood that an admiral awarded him his Purple Heart within a day or two while still on board ship with the words, “I think you’re going to survive.” His injuries were extensive, including his ruined right ear, brain damage and a partially severed spinal cord and countless shrapnel wounds. “Only 15 or 16 amounted to anything,” he said. “The others were just tiny fragments.” Even so, he could never go near an MRI unit for fear that the fragments would be torn from his body. His spinal injury was unique enough that a Jewish physician who had escaped Nazi Germany

and lived in San Diego was one of two doctors in the world that had the expertise to treat him. “The spinal injury that still affects me,” Grandpa said. “I still don’t have good vision for quick movements. There was a lot of brain damage; he was aware of that. But up in the neck area. I had shrapnel up there, that is still there. They wouldn’t take it out.” There was plenty of support at the time for returning veterans as well, at least in his experience. “After one of my surgeries, I was outside my room,’ Grandpa recalled of one memorable postwar event. “Helen Keller, born without any hearing or vision, was down there at the base. She and her assistant (perhaps Annie Sullivan, but never confirmed), they came walking along. She walked up to me. I could talk to her assistant and her assistant would talk to me. Then (Keller) grabbed my neck, and held on, felt the vibrations of my talking. I could talk to her, and she could talk clear enough to where I could understand her. We had quite a visit.” Dozens of surgeries later including two attempts to provide him with an artificial ear drum - he was back at working the Signal Hill oil fields as he had been before the war. To his grandkids, other than the shrapnel and his very cool “war ear,” you’d never have known he was anything other than the picture of health. Of course, there was far more to his life than that; married to my grandmother Eleanor for 55 years, living in the same house a stone’s throw from what is now Disneyland from 1939 until just last year, and all that 95 years of life implies. Another of the Greatest Generation is gone, this man the last of that generation in my family. The “Baker” in me wants to think of him as unique, but in many ways he was not, and that’s a good thing. Like the other World War II veterans I’ve had the honor of profiling here - Jim Pruitt, Floyd Kennedy and Hugh Maycumber - their stories need to be told, so their legacies won’t be forgotten, and the horrors that demanded their sacrifice may one day cease to be repeated.

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Kinross: environmentally and socially responsible mining Kinross Kettle River - Buckhorn (KRB) takes environmental protection and enhancement very seriously. One aspect of environmental responsibility that the community may not be aware of is our extensive mitigation program and activities. The purpose of mitigation is to compensate society and the natural environment for specific disturbances that may occur as a part of an activity, be it mining, resort development, construction projects, infrastructure development and more. At Buckhorn, we mitigate for loss of habitat caused by the A team removes the top of a footprints of the tree in preparation for making a mine site and snag to help create a healthier forest. Inset: completed snag. haul road, loss of habitat caused by the predicted changes in water distribution as a result of mining activities, and decrease in grazing or range value for livestock as a result of the haul road. The total land disturbance at the Buckhorn Mine is only a little over 50 acres, which will be reclaimed once mining activities are concluded. In order to compensate for this footprint, the company has purchased over 500 acres of private property that will be held in perpetual trust in a conservation easement, meaning the land is preserved from future development, and becomes equivalent to public lands. These properties, all in the vicinity of the Buckhorn Mine, are used for

various purposes such as wildlife habitat, wetland • Fencing and cattle guards were installed in mitigation, and public use. order to deter livestock from accessing mitiThe 500 acres consist of five different parcels. gation properties and from crossing the haul These parcels are also intensively road. In certain sensitive armanaged for weed control, and eas, a cross-buck style fence are fenced to preserve the grazing was utilized in order to avoid for wildlife. Some sites are wetland disturbing possible Native areas, and trees are planted to enAmerican artifacts. hance the wildlife habitat. Some of • Similarly, a solar powthe sites are upland forests, and ered pump by the haul road the trees are thinned and snags pumps water down to three created to create a healthier fortroughs for cattle and wildest and to provide better quality life, so the animals do not A solar-powered pump pours water habitat. Each year, experts study into a trough so cattle and wildlife have to cross the haul road aspects of these properties to de- don’t have to cross the haul road to to get to the creek for water. termine if the targets for mitiga- get water. A fourth trough was installed tion improvements have been met. at a spring development. In addition, KRB mitigates for water use at the • Four wildlife guzzlers were installed on Buckmine site, which means that we have purchased horn Mountain, each capturing up to 1800 or leased water rights for what is called “non-use.” gallons of rainwater to supply additional water This means that in order to use water for a confor wildlife. sumptive use at one location, such as dust control, • In Marias Creek and Nicholson Creek, a total water is not used at a different location so that of six fish passage culverts were installed to it can augment creeks and streams, essentially facilitate the movement of aquatic life in those trading water. Some of the mitigative water rights streams. held by KRB are used for Kinross Kettle River – Buckin-stream mitigation and horn’s mitigation programs are stock watering, as well as regularly monitored and mainirrigation. tained by a highly qualified and Some other examples of committed staff. Initial investKRB’s mitigation efforts inments into these mitigation acclude snag creation, fenctivities exceeded $1.7 million. ing, wildlife and livestock Annually, KRB expends approxiwatering, and installation mately $275,000 on these efA wildlife guzzler holds up to 1800 of fish passage culverts. forts. We are proud to be able gallons of rainwater to supply additional • Snag creation involves water for wildlife. to contribute to the economies creating snag trees for of Ferry and Okanogan Counties wildlife use. In 2009, KRB created 200 snag while conducting our mining activities in a manner trees along the haul route according to United that is both environmentally and socially responStates Forest Service specifications. sible.


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The Tonasket Ranger District of the U.S. Forest Service, puts on the annual Fish Day at Bonaparte Lake each year with the Oroville Sportsman Club. This year there were 123 kids that participated. The Fishing Day has been held each June for nearly two decades.

USFS Fishing Day at Bonaparte big success Biggest fish caught by Dagan Jacobson of Tonasket SUBMITTED BY WENDY K. OYLER TONASKET RANGER DISTRICT

The annual Fish Day event, hosted by the Tonasket Ranger District in partnership with the Oroville Sportsman Club and many local businesses, was a huge success again this year. “Putting together an event like and keeping it going and growing for nearly two decades requires the dedication and commitment of a lot of local volunteers and businesses,� said Matt Marsh, Wildlife Biologist for the Tonasket Ranger District. “I’m always inspired by the willingness

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Above and below, Five kids from Tonasket and one each from Omak, Riverside and Warden, ages three to 11, were the big anglers catching fish ranging from 16 to 17.5 inches on Saturday. of folks to step up and help youth experience and connect with the

natural environment.� This year’s fishing day event provided opportunities for 123 young anglers to catch more than 240 fish. The largest fish went home with Dagan Jacobson, 9, (17.5�); Jacie Wilson, 11, (16�); Jessie Corum, 4, (16�); Luke Ham, 3, (16�); and Mattie Jacobson, 5, (16�); of Tonasket as well as Alex Austin, 9 (16.5�), of Omak, Brooklyn Pfiter, 3, (16�) of Riverside and Ryan Payne, 7, (16�) of Warden, Wash. These youngsters, ranging in age from 3-11, each caught fish 16 inches or bigger. For more information about the annual event, please contact Marsh at 509-486-5116.

Recognized for perfect waste water treatment operations THE GAZETTE-TRIBUNE

OLYMPIA –Wastewater treatment plants in four municipalities in Okanogan County were among the were among 126 treatment facilities across the state with perfect performance in 2013, a jump from 107 the year before. The Okanogan County wastewater treatment facilities with a perfect operating record in 2013 were in Oroville, Tonasket, Omak

and Okanogan, according to the Washington State Department of Ecology. Because wastewater treatment (sewer) plant operations are the first line of defense to protect public health and lakes, rivers and Puget Sound, Ecology recognizes this achievement annually with its Outstanding Wastewater Treatment Plant Awards. “Treatment plant operators are professionals who understandably take a lot of pride in

their work and its importance in protecting the environment. It is an honor to recognize their contributions with these awards,� said Heather Bartlett, manager of Ecology’s Water Quality Program. The award-winning plants passed all environmental tests, analyzed all samples, turned in all state-required reports, and avoided permit violations during 2013. Omak has been recognized 10 times, Okanogan, nine; Oroville, seven and Tonasket, five.

said. “I’m pretty comfortable there is an issue on their side.â€? She added that the hospital hadn’t been given notice of any potential issues. As for the overall financial state of the district, Verhasselt reported: • a net income for May of about $270,000, including $362,000 for the hospital and a $92,000 loss for Extended Care; • net income to date was about $209,000 for the district, compared to $151,000 last year; • net income for the hospital is about $681,000, with a loss of $472,000 for Extended Care. Verhasselt also reported that the VA Clinic now has 721 enrollees, compared to 618 a year ago. She added that the Veterans Administration had exercised its option to extend the contract with the clinic for another year; however, that also means a $3 per patient per month reduction in reimbursements. “That will be a loss of more than $2,000 per month if the

Hughes parking lot.� Starting at  4 p.m.  the three picnic shelters will be reserved for the top three sponsors of the fireworks. These sponsors can chose to use the space or leave them open for others to use. At 7 p.m.  the patriotic song contest begins. “There’s no need to preregister, just show up. We will have a PA system ready to go,� said Palmer. “So sing it, play it on your instrument or

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however you want to perform. And any patriotic song is welcome.� The winner will be performing again a bit later in the evening before the show. There will be a lighted/decorated boat parade. All those interested, are asked to decorate their boat and meet at Lake Osoyoos Veterans Park to line up at 8:30 p.m. and receive an entry number. Then, just after  9 p.m.  the boats will form a parade to and

around Deep Bay Park and a prize for the best decorations will be awarded. Around 10 p.m.  the show begins and from Deep Bay you can see the fireworks that Taber’s Copper Mountain Winery sets off just before the community show, she said.  �Please bring your family and friends and enjoy a wonderful day at the park! Happy  4th of July. Hope to see you there,� said Palmer.

Omak Audiology Center opens for your hearing needs THE GAZETTE-TRIBUNE

OMAK – A new business, Omak Audiology Center, has opened at 506 Riverside Drive in Omak to serve your hearing needs. In addition to offering a variety of forms of hearing testing and cerumen removal, Omak Audiology Center can do custom ear molds and a wide array of custom ear products. They also stock hearing aid batteries and accessories and of course have

the latest in hearing aid techn o l o g y, including the new made for iPhone h e a r ing aids, accordDr. J. Mollerup ing to Dr. Jennifer L. Mollerup, Au.D, a Doctor of Audiology, who opened the busi-

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IT ROUNDTABLE Chief Information Officer Kelly Cariker reported on a gathering of IT staff from nine different hospitals that he arranged, and that took place in Quincy on June 17. He said the primary reason for meeting was to discuss issues regarding Meaningful Use mandates, which dictate the different stages of converting to Electronic Heath Record systems. All of the Okanogan and Ferry County facilities were represented, and all were Critical Access Hospitals with the exception of Quincy Valley Medical Center. He said that all but one hospital had completed the Stage 1 mandates, and all were scrambling in their preparations for Stage 2 attestation, which will start in July. “Everybody is a little concerned about some of the measures we are up against,� Cariker said. “Several facilities declined to go (forward with Stage 2 in July),

even though it is the last attestation period for Stage 2 without looking at a money loss.� In comparing hospitals, he said that NVH ranked in the middle of the pack in terms of IT staffing (three employees; the CAHs ranged from 1-5); was the least in debt of any of the hospitals in attendance; and of the four there that had Extended Care facilities had the most available beds (40, compared to 16 at two other facilities and 12 at one). He said that the they also discussed the possibility of using one another’s facilities for off-site data backup to prevent against catastrophic data loss in the event of a regional disaster (such as a major Okanogan River flood). Additionally, the commissioners approved Cariker’s request to update the hospitals’ data backup system, which currently isn’t able to do a full backup due to storage restrictions. The upgrade will cost $15,741. The Board of Commissioners next meets on Thursday, July 10.

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THE TOWN CRIER Easing the pain LETTERS at the pump TO THE All across Central Washington, school is out, summer is in full bloom, and the 2014 harvest is underway. Many families will spend the Independence Day weekend enjoying the weather outdoors in the Columbia River Gorge for water sports, hiking through the Wenatchee National Forest, white water rafting down the White Salmon River, enjoying a day at one of Central Washington’s vineyards, or fishing in the lakes of North Cascades National Park. As in years past, the warmer weather and the promise of summer vacation drives up the demand and the price for gasoline. So far this year, we are seeing another summer of high gasoline prices that will discourage people from touring our region and impact our economy. Since President Obama took office five years ago, gasoline prices have doubled and our federal energy resources have been put under tight lock-and-key. This is unacceptable. High gasoline prices are squeezing working class families, increasing the costs of groceries and other goods, and forcing businesses to cut costs and raise prices. Rising gasoline prices are a drain on our economy and our pocketbooks. Commuting work, running the kids to summer camps, Opinion by to and putting food on the table are all becoming U.S. Rep. Doc increasingly difficult to afford. Rising gasoline costs disproportionately affect Hastings rural areas like Central Washington. Famers spend an average of nearly 60 percent more of their income on energy than their urban counterparts. Those of us in the Yakima Valley or Columbia Basin feel the pain at the pump far more than our friends to the west in Seattle or Tacoma. The good news is that four-dollar gasoline doesn’t have to be our reality. This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a series of bills that would lower energy costs for hardworking Americans across the country and create new American jobs. One of those bills, which I authored, would responsibly harness the American energy resources we have right here at home, which would reduce our dependence on foreign oil and help ease the pain at the pump for every American. Another bill that passed the House would put an end to bureaucratic and administrative delays for oil pipelines – such as the widely supported Keystone XL pipeline, natural gas pipelines, and electric transmission lines. The House has acted on real American energy solutions that will put more money back into people’s pockets. The approval of these bipartisan, common sense bills is a bold step forward to unlocking America’s energy potential and creating over one million new American jobs, strengthening our national security, improving our economy, and ensuring that Americans have access to affordable energy. With lower gasoline prices, more people will be able to visit Central Washington, take in the unique beauty of our region, and enjoy everything we have to offer throughout the summer.

From the editor: Due to Canada Day and our printers wanting to enjoy their holiday we were a day short this week. As deadline was fast approaching I took the easy route and went with Rep. Hastings in my spot this week. I’ll try to be back where I belong in the next issue. Meanwhile, I hope everyone enjoys our Independence Day holiday, I’m sure I’ll be seeing some familiar faces, both American and Canadian, at the Chesaw Fourth of July Rodeo and at Oroville’s Community Fireworks Display at Oroville’s Deep Bay Park. Gary

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Dear Editor, To the Tonasket Community: We need your help! A committee has been formed to secure funding for a new community swimming pool. It will be a replacement of the one that was built in 1948 – more than 60 years ago! To build a new pool will cost a lot of money! In 1949 wages were about $1.50 per hour - now, over $20! And, materials and necessary planning have gone up proportionally. Three generations of our young people have learned to swim in the Tonasket pool. Not only did they learn to swim, but they learned water safety and they learned that courtesy and consideration is necessary in a potentially dangerous place. And then for fun, swim teams were formed that travelled to other communities for competition. And, some of our swimmers went on to become water safety instructors - sanctioned by the Red Cross. We need to have these opportunities available to our kids again - as soon as possible! I’m 84-years-old. You may wonder why I would care about a swimming pool? Because I still remember the years my kids enjoyed their time in that pool. They still talk about it! And, they are now in their fifties and sixties! We need to make a new pool a part of our young peoples’ lives for the next three generations. A new pool would help to reflect the warm spirit of out town and community. When asked, please join me, and many others, with your most generous donation to this effort. Jack Lorz Ellisforde

Teacher’s dismissal was a ‘great injustice’

When did we become afraid of officials WE elected and pay for? I have never lived in an area where so many people either have their children go to a school in a neighboring town or they decide to home school because they feel it is a better chance for their child to succeed. For the most part, they are making the best decision because we obviously have a board that doesn’t care about the students or staff. My husband and I haven’t started a family, but I know without a doubt we wouldn’t allow our child to attend if the present circumstances do not change. Wake up Oroville! I adore this community, but we are doing our future generations an incredible injustice. I witnessed dozens of students supporting Mr. Frazier and the thought of losing him had half of them in tears. I have heard countless others tell their parents they didn’t want to go to school anymore because one of the few teachers who made it worthwhile was being terminated. And for what reasons? Lack of lesson plans? The principal submitted that Mr. Frazier provided more lesson plans than most of the other teachers. Oh, but they weren’t uploaded. However, they were all on file in his classroom for anyone to look at, and he was told in the beginning of the year that having them uploaded was not his top priority. He is accused of not attending faculty meetings. He missed two, one of which was authorized and the other by mistake from lack of knowledge about the meeting. Both were made up within a day or two. Mr. Frazier was given no books or curriculum to teach with and yet he excelled and made an impact. If there had been issues with his teaching style, he should have been made aware. He has e-mails from the superintendent stating that he was fine and on course. In his year review by the principal, it was stated he was right on the mark of where he needed to be as a first year teacher. If this was a legitimate non-renewal, why was Mr. Frazier and the community denied the right to defend him. The board says there are more reasons to this matter, yet they refuse to let Mr. Frazier or the public know of these reasons and have denied everyone the chance oppose them. “Power does not corrupt men; fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power.” Dusti L. Giroux Oroville

Oroville Superintendent should be fired Dear Editor, I’m writing in regards to your editorial written about the school levy and how it effects the children. Although that is true, the meeting regarding my nephew Ryan Frazier last week just shows how true not voting for the school levy is. How can our kids get a proper education when they get rid of good teachers the reason they threaten to call the cops is because they knew people were pissed off and had a good reason to be and there all a bunch of chickens anyway. I hope no one votes for the levy and the school goes broke. They need to fire Quick and everyone on the school board. If people feel the same way write a letter to Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn calling for Mr. Quick to be fired and the school board members to step down. New people need to run agaist these people and get them out that’s why they do what they do – no one runs against them. Sincerely, Risa Ross – OHS Alumni Belfry, Montana Editor’s note: Please refrain from using expletives in your letters to the editor. We left one out this time, next time we won’t publish your letter.

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Dear Editor Monday, June 23, at the school board meeting, I witnessed a great injustice to a good teacher, man and friend. Ryan Frazier became a teacher because he wanted to make a difference. He wanted to provoke young minds and expand horizons. He returned to his hometown so he could step up beside those who had made a difference in his education and life. But now teachers in the Oroville School District hang their heads and suppress their voices. They fear for their jobs because of a tyrannical school board. One whose members like to change the rules to their favor and put public meetings behind closed doors to try to quiet the voice of those who oppose them. Other members of the community also hold their tongue for fear of the repercussion to their children or family members who are involved in the school.

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ing that phone. When you’re screaming your innocence as you’re wheeled to the needle Long live the death penalty. In fact, it’s table, don’t be surprised if the guard replies woefully underutilized. Let’s expand it. in an unintelligible Bangladeshi accent: “So So many are the richly deserving candi- ve may surf you beddah, prease serect from dates for a comprehensive death penalty that da forrowing ...” I’ll not try to rank them but just name a few. And let’s not forget those manufacturers We’ll start with that sumwho sell us products welded into nuclearmertime bane of Okanogan proof plastic casings that require a motorCounty, the RV traveler ized diamond saw to open. That cheering who drives forever at 47 noise you hear as they’re shooting you the mph on a clear, dry, dayjuice will be me in the gallery with my bantime 60 mph highway. This daged hand less the fingers I sliced off tryguy is oblivious of the line ing to open your product. Yes, yes, I know, of traffic he’s holding up shoplifters and all. Execute them too, out because he didn’t bother to behind the store and dumpster the bodies. Bill Slusher comply with the law requirWin-win solution. ing extended mirrors on his While you’re at it, Mr. Merchant, shuck vehicle. He also doesn’t care about another those price stickers that have to be scraped Washington State law that mandates he take off leaving scratch marks and a gummy a turnout when holding up five vehicles (yes, residue on our expensive new product. Aside even if doing the speed limit). He can’t even from making us homicidal, this causes us to see there are any vehicles behind him as he look for merchants who sell stuff we don’t plods glacially along humming to Lawrence have to waste 30 minutes of our lives getting Welk’s Greatest Rhumba Hits. Have your the gooey mess off of. will updated soonest, road-sloth, the bell tolls Or when you call a manufacturer for for thee. warrantee support only to be held up for Then there’s that robot recording we get your email, phone numbers, age, income stuck with when calling virtually any busi- range and other marketable personal data ness or government entity. You know, the before they’ll service your ailing product. one that begins: “So we may better serve Die flacks. We already have one NSA. you, please select from-” Whoa, whoa, whoa, Now for the restaurant where you go after robo-jerk, who’re you kidding? If you must a long hard day to enjoy that special meal. waste the sands through our hourglass at least You’re handed an exquisite menu of choice don’t woof us. This annoying, frustrating, items all so good it takes you 20 minutes to delaying electro-gimmick is definitely not carefully select the perfect one. Then you’re to serve us better. What will serve us better told: “Oh sorry, we’re outta that!” Oh yeah? is a fast answering, live human that speaks Wait’ll our new improved death penalty law legible English and knows what we need is on the books, Toots, and then let’s see if answered quicko. Your recorded buffer is to you can manage to tell us what’s not availserve... you... better by enabling you to fire able when you hand us the menu. the trained employees who should be answerThen there’s the girl in hot pants who parks OPINION BY WILLIAM SLUSHER

Dear Editor I am writing though as a concerned parent. Last Wednesday afternoon, my 11-year olddaughter was in our driveway getting things out of our car. A white pick up, (license/ make/model unknown), being driven by a Hispanic male. He stopped and asked her if she wanted a ride. She declined and came in and reported it to us. We reported it to the local police, understanding that since there was no complete description no action could officially be taken. I am writing this as just a heads up to parents in the area. We live across the street from a city park. Even though I rarely see kids playing there without an adult, I just want parents and kids to be aware that there may be someone with intents that aren’t in the best interest of a child. B. Sutton Oroville

in the handicap slot and jogs into WalMart. RIP. We could also hold mass executions for whoever it is at universities who decided to force students to listen to five minutes of recorded ads before getting the final grades they paid thousands of dollars to earn. And all this is before we even get to the exorbitant salaries of college professors and administrators when education is too expensive for anyone but the kids of rich Chinese and Saudis. Or the faculty advisor who told some freshman girl that a degree in Pre Cambrian Eskimo Transgender Studies would make a wonderful career in which to invest a $175K student loan. Throw the switch, warden. And let’s not leave out whoever invented electric hand driers for public restrooms. Ever try to blow your nose on an electric hand dryer? And we won’t even discuss when we notice too late that the toilet paper dispenser is empty. Fry, you medieval inquisitors. Last, but hardly least, is everyone’s favorite the telemarketer who ignores all the do-notcall lists and hits at dinner or when you’re in the shower, then tells you to hold for a very important message from the Indigent Trial Lawyers Yacht Fund. For these, we reserve the special talents of 19th Century Comanche torture experts. We’re only scratching the surface of course. Clearly thus, there is a crying need for an innovative new death penalty improved to meet the needs of the modern public. So let it be! 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@live.com.


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OKANOGAN VALLEY LIFE Thinking about yummy strawberries Happy Fourth of July! Bang! Bang! and a lot of noises and sparkles. Ahh! It’s strawberry time. They are so yummy! So, hopefully you aren’t among those that these berries cause you to get hives if you over indulge. What is your favorite way of prepar-

ing strawberry shortcake? Some like the little cakes that are usually sitting by the berries in the store. Do folks really like them best that way or is that the easy way out? My mom made a rich biscuit dough and some times made individual ones or sometimes a giant big biscuit,

sliced it open and filled it the drive to Chopaka Lake, with lots of berries and we as Betty was searching for a got to put the whipped cream special butterfly. They saw on, because she didn’t like deer, moose and a black bear, her berries “messed up with but nary a butterfly. slick stuff.â€? Strange lady! Q. Why did the golfer Didn’t like cream nor butter. bring an extra pair of pants And this is a different verwhen he went golfing? A. In sion‌. Make pie crust, roll case he got a “hole in one.â€? it out in circles, bake several Remember that the Red and stack them, with berries Cross blood drawing, July THIS & THAT 9, will be at the high school and whipped cream between the crusts. Try it, you might Joyce Emry commons, instead of at the like it and if you don’t, give United Methodist Church. it to Bill Greene. He does. Last year in July it was Betty Roberts and Marilyn Perry made uncomfortably hot in the church, as it

Looking forward to Chesaw Rodeo SUBMITTED BY DOLLY ENGELBRETSEN

is not air conditioned, and not good for the donors, workers or the blood. The church is still sponsoring the draw just in a different location. Discussing their “living will,� the man told his wife that he did not want to be kept alive on fluids from a bottle nor machines. So, his wife unplugged the TV and disposed of all the beer. Mosquitoes are BIG and bountiful this year, and I have some bites to prove that. Now that peach season is getting near, you might want to spice up your next peach pie by sprinkling three or four tablespoons of red hots candy over the bottom crust.

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There were more than 120 kids that participated in the U.S. Forest Service’s Fishing Day at Bonaparte Lake in June. The Oroville Sportsman Club helps the USFS with this event annually.

Taking care of Hegdahl Mitigation site MIKE DAHARSH, PRESIDENT OROVILLE SPORTSMAN CLUB

The Oroville Sportsman Club (O.S.C.) held their regular scheduled meeting on May 14 at the Hegdahl Mitigation Site. The club used the meeting time to clean up the parking area by pruning trees, piling brush, picking up trash and liter. Using a truck supplied by the Oroville-Tonasket Irrigation District all of the debris was hauled to the landfill. Hegdahl Mitigation site

Time for a Summer Break SUBMITTED BY JACKIE VALIQUETTE NORTH VALLEY COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

This will be our last Learning Tree for a few weeks. Thanks to everyone who has donated their time and effort this past year toward providing a grand vari-

The Grange is rolling along with the Summer SUBMITTED BY JOSEPH ENZENSPERGER OROVILLE GRANGE

Time really flies when you are busy and June went by with a blur. The Grange held its regular monthly meeting at 7pm, Thursday, June 19 at the Grange Building on 7th and Fir St., Oroville. Betty Steg chaired the meeting and Joseph Enzensperger recorded the minutes as secretary. 1) The Grange members present voted to change the monthly meeting date to the third Wednesday of each month to better accommodate active members weekly schedules. The next meeting will be held Wednesday,

Countdown to Chesaw Rodeo time BY MARIANNE KNIGHT HIGHLANDS CORRESPONDENT

The countdown has begun for the Chesaw Annual Fourth of July Rodeo. Folks will be coming from all directions. In our family alone we have sons and grandsons from North Carolina and Puyallup, a daughter, husband and Grand Kids from Sammamish and extended family from Seattle and Monroe, Wash. The official festivities will begin on Thursday night July 3 at 9 p.m. with a Country Western Dance in the Rodeo Hall in Chesaw. The events will begin on Friday morning at 10 a.m. with

OROVILLE SPORTSMAN CLUB is located five miles south of Oroville on the west side of Highway 97. The 160 acre site is open to the public and is used by hunters, fisherman, hikers, and asparagus pickers to name a few. The Oroville Tonasket Irrigation District (O.T.I.D.) operates the Hegdahl Mitigation Site and other mitigation sites in northern Okanogan County for U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) Lands Division under the guid-

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ety of learning opportunities and fun events for our community’s enjoyment. Last week we especially thanked several of our catalog advertisers. There were too many for one edition, so here are the rest of them.

OROVILLE GRANGE NEWS July 16 at 7 p.m. 2) The Grange will be selling spaces on the board game “North Valley-opoly� being created as a fundraiser by the Grange this summer. Put your local business on the board and make yourself a part of local history. Cindy Nelson will be leading the effort for the Grange downtown in July. 3) The Grange is offering its commercial kitchen for rent to local food producers wanting sell to the general public at the Farmer’s Market and other local venues. Fee will be $5/hour. Leave it clean like you will find it and no cleaning deposit will

HILLTOP COMMENTS the Kids Games (small sports). The Parade will follow at 12:30 p.m. with many local entries including merchants and royalty. This years Grand Marshal is Barbara Hartman. She is escorted today by her Son Ron from Granite Falls, Washington in his Toyota MR2. Congratulations to you Barbara, this honor is well earned. Come to Chesaw for the best Fourth of July ever -- rodeo, parade, venders, food, snow cones, popcorn, walk’in tacos, pancakes burgers and camping to mention some of the fun. On July 26th the Celebration of 100 years for the Old Molson

ance of the U.S.B.R’s Natural Resources Department. June is the start of fawning time for the deer family, and the spotted babies will be traveling with their mothers. So be alert, if you see a deer cross the road, please slow down. Chances are there will be more following, maybe a fawn. The club also helps the U.S. Forest Service with their Kid’s Fishing Day at Bonaparte which took place on Saturday, June 14 (see article and photos pg 4). The O.S.C. meets every second Wednesday at 7 p.m. at The Plaza Restaurant in Oroville. Visitors are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Many thanks to Paul’s Service, HomeTown Pizza, OK Chevrolet, Sun Lakes Realty, Akins Harvest Foods, Great Northern Market, Tonasket Aircraft Maintenance Services, Pastime Bar & Grill and Esther Bricques Winery. Please make every effort to do your business locally with the many fine businesses we have in Oroville and Tonasket. For information about North Valley Community Schools, please call 509-476-2011. be required. Please contact Betty Steg to schedule your time at 509-476-3878. 4) New smoke detectors and exit signs will be installed in the Grange to better insure public safety while using the building. Joseph and Terry will be responsible for this task. 5) Potlucks are a fun way to meet people and share a good meal together. Toward that end, the Grange will hold a Potluck and regular meeting four times each year. Our next Potluck will be held on Oct. 15 at 6 p.m., an hour earlier to accommodate the shared dinner fare. 6) The county fair is coming the second week in September. The Grange booth and presentation is a lot of fun to be involved with. Contact Betty with ideas and volunteer time to offer. Get involved in this important community activity. Join the grange and help make it happen. School will take place in Molson. Everyone is welcome to attend. Lots of fun, food and families and friends. Join us on the 26th of July. On Aug. 30 Chesaw will host the fifth annual Hot August Nights Car Show. Registration is $15 and starts at 9 a.m. at the Mercantile. The awards presentation will begin at 2 p.m. A big raffle will start at noon. There will be free camping, food, drink and venders. Music at the Chesaw Tavern Friday night Aug. 29 will start the weekend. Also on the Aug. 30 over in Molson the Highland Stitchers will host the Third Annual Quilt Show starting at 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. there will be quilts on display, demonstrations, raffles and door prizes. There will be lots to do on our Hilltop.

Happy 4th of July! Coming up this Friday is the 72nd Chesaw Rodeo. Always a lot of fun and a lot of good food. Barbara Hartman is the Grand Marshal for the event this year. Fifty-some years ago Barbara and her husband were living in California but owned a small hart in Cathcart, near Snohomish, which my husband and I and a new baby, Dan, rented from Barbara and her husband. Many years later I met Barbara as a “red hat lady� in Chesaw. Neat lady. Small world. A little bird whispered in my ear that Janet Eder has a birthday on July 4. I won’t say how many years though. If you see her be sure to mention that. The center had a good time at the jet ski event on Lake Osoyoos last Saturday. Deep Bay was a busy place. Families were there from California, Idaho, Oregon, west side Washington and Nevada. We were told we were competing

‘Red, white and blue’ market choices SUZANNE DAILEY HOWARD TONASKET FARMERS’ MARKET

Three cheers for the red, white and blue! We are blessed with so many freedoms in this county; let us remember to take time amidst picnic gatherings with friends and family to give thanks for our blessings. We have the freedom to gather, to vote for democratically elected representation, freedom of religion, and freedom of the press to name a few. Freedom to choose where you spend your family’s food budget is another. Many “red, white and blue� choices are available at Tonasket Farmers’ Market. Ton Rietveld of Leaping Sheep Farm has fresh local strawberries, ripe red raspberries, and deep blue mulberries. His strawberries pack a burst of real flavor in each small bite.

with Sparks, Nevada, for this date. This won’t happen next year, quoting Raleigh Chinn, chairman of the event his year. By the time you read this, the Center will have participated in the Sidewalk Sale held on July 1. It sounded like a lot of fun so we decided to participate. Pinochle scores for June 21: Door prize was won by Judy Ripley. Most pinochles by Mary Lou Barnett. High scoring man was Ken Ripley and high scoring woman was Lani Thompson. Pinochle scores for June 28: The door prize winner was Myrtle Wood. Most pinochle winner was Sally Eder. Men’s high winner was Ed Craig and the ladies winner was Dolly Engelbretson (every once in awhile I get a lucky score).

FROM LAST WEEK ... Hope all fathers had a happy Fathers day. We haven’t had any music this month but will double check for July and August. The

TONASKET MARKET REPORT Always organically grown, get these fresh berries while their short season lasts. Three cheers for cherry season, too. It’s hard not to be cheery when the cherry harvest abounds. Fernando and Alma Capote offered five varieties last week, including Rainier, Early Robin and Titan. Fresh cherries are a hit at any summer celebration. As this season is just starting we will have plenty of time to take advantage of sweet cherries. Don’t forget to dry or preserve these sweet treats. Known for bringing the earliest tomatoes to market, Farmer Fred Fowler has done it again. Red ripe and juicy tomatoes have been available from Fred since

Center continues to have Movie Matinee the third Friday of the month. The first showing was “The Great Gatsby.� Showings start at 1:00 p.m. Come join us for lunch on Tuesday, Thursday and/or Friday. Our cooks always have a varied menu and it is very good. We always have salads, vegetables and a meat entree, plus dessert. It appears our Can Man has finally caught up with the volume of cans. We didn’t want our donors to think we don’t need their cans any more, because we do. Pinochle scores for May 31: Ed Craig won the door prize. No pinochles for the evening. Leonard Paulson was the high scoring man and Sally Eder was the high scoring woman. Pinochle scores for June 7: The door prize was won by Sally Eder, as well as most pinochles. Jim Fry was the high scoring man for the evening and Beverly Holden was the high scoring woman. Pinochle scores for June 14: Clayton Emry won the door prize. Judy Ripley had the most pinochles. High scoring man was Leonard Paulsen (again) and Judy Ripley was the high scoring woman. More next time. early June, thanks to the jumpstart they receive in his Tonasket greenhouse. White produce proved to be a bit more elusive, but Mariah Cornwoman made a showing with her white daisies and her garlic. Jars of white pickled onions appeared on Val Welles’ table amongst many colorful jams and preserves. Now loaded up with tomatoes, cherries and strawberries, what to carry all this bounty home in? Found it! A red, white and blue knitted string bag at Jude Hockman’s table. Jude, best known for her “Doggie Bites� dog treats also has beautiful hand crafted items. The melon shaped string bags are available in many color combinations, as are Jude’s rectangular crocheted bags. Special orders can also be taken. What a great freedom of choice we have at Tonasket Farmers’ Market. Let’s celebrate; see you at the market!

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Vetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s memorial dedication on July 3 SUBMITTED BY VICKI HART HODGEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S POST #84

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We put out a plea for help on getting additional names on the wall at the Veterans Park and got a great response. Thank you so much for taking the time to submit names who need to be added. Remember that this is for all our veterans including those still serving. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget to attend

the dedication Thursday morning at 11 A.M. The wall is located at the entrance to the park across Hwy. 97 from Akins Foods. Our Washington State Department Commander plans to attend. Our next regular legion meeting will be July 10. We will

Catfish and/or Chicken Fry July 12

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SUBMITTED BY SUE WISENER TONASKET EAGLES #3002

Summer has arrived this week and gave us some very warm temperatures, so hope all have gotten those air conditioners up and running. There will be no bingo this Friday, July 4th due to the holiday, see on the 11th at 7 p.m. On July 12 we will

be having our annual Catfish and/or Chicken Fry from 5 p.m. to p.m. The cost is $10 for adults and $6 for kids. All proceeds will be going towards having the Eagle sign on the building repainted or replaced. Come in and have a great meal and support the Eagles Club. Karaoke by Linda Wood will also be that evening. Our Joker Poker has grown to $1,398 and the drawing is Saturday at 6:45 p.m. in the

have a 6 p.m. steak fry-with potluck. Our plan is to have a round table help session to assist the Auxiliary get back in the swing of things. All interested Legion and Auxiliary members welcome. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget the Rummage Sale to be held on July 12 and 13. Please bring gently used items to the Legion (corner of 14th and Cherry St.). We cannot accept clothing or shoes. All proceeds will be used for Legion Refurbishment. If you have questions, call Bonnie at 509-5609215.

lounge, you could win half of the monies. (must be present to win). The name game and shake a shift are getting up there, so stop by say hi, shake and sign and maybe win one of the pots. Pinochle scores from last Sunday are as follows: first place and second place Ted Paris and Wanda Sutherland split, low score was Penny Smith and last pinochle went to Penny Smith and Bill Maple. We wish all those that may be ill a speedy recovery to good health. God bless all. The Biggest Little Eagles in the State.

Scott Furman seeks another term as County Assessor He began working for the Okanogan County Assessorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Scott D. Furman, current office in 1984 as an appraiser Okanogan County Assessor, has trainee. The incumbent worked announced that he is seeking re- his way up through the appraisal election to the County Assessor ranks within the office and was position for a fourthe countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s comyear term beginning mercial appraiser Jan. 1, 2015. for eight years prior He graduated to being elected from Okanogan County Assessor in High School in 1998. 1977 and received He has held varihis Bachelor of ous positions within Science degree the Washington in Agricultural State Association of Economics from County Assessorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Washington State culminating with University in 1981. him being elected Candidate Scott Furman Furman has President of the received his certiAssociation in 2005. fied general real estate appraisal Scott was the first Assessor from license from the Washington Okanogan County to be elected State Department of Licensing. to this position in over 35 years. He has also been accredited by Furman is involved in the the Washington State Department Okanogan Kiwanis Club serving of Revenue as an accredited real as itsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; President in 2002. He has estate appraiser. held the position of Treasurer for THE GAZETTE-TRIBUNE

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR Oroville EMS Commissioners Meeting OROVILLE - The Oroville Rural EMS Commissioner meeting will be held on Wednesday July 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the EMS hall. This meeting is open to the public. For more information, please call 509-476-2817.

Harvey Swanson to Perform OROVILLE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Harvey Swanson brings his musical talents to Esther Bricques Wineryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tasting Room Patio Thursday, July 3. Doors open at 6 p.m. 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.

Oroville Farmersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Market OROVILLE - The next Oroville Farmersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Market will be Saturday, July 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Oroville Public Library is presenting this market on Saturday mornings through Oct. 25. The 2014 season also features three Community Yard Sale and Flea Market dates: July 5, Aug. 2 and Aug. 30. New vendors are welcome and your booth fee helps support the Oroville Public Library. For more info call 509476-2662.

Farmersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Flea Market OROVILLE - The Oroville Farmersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Market will host a Flea Market and Yard Sale this Saturday, July 5, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Space is available and your booth fee will benefit the Oroville Public Library. Call 509-476-2662 for more information.

Goods of Okanogan to Perform at Winery OROVILLE - Teresa and Lonnie Good of Good Studios in Okanogan will bring their musical talents to Esther Bricques Wineryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tasting Room Patio Thursday evening, July 10. Doors open at 6 p.m. Light refreshments are available. Esther Bricques Winery is located at 42 Swanson Mill Road, Oroville. For more information, please call the

312 S. Whitcomb

winery at (509) 476-2861.

at (509) 486-2192.

Books on Stage at Oroville Food the Library Bank OROVILLE - â&#x20AC;&#x153;Books on Stageâ&#x20AC;? will perform a dramatization to delight children of all ages on Friday, July 11 at 10 a.m. at the Oroville Public Library. The performance is part of the Oroville Libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Summer Reading Program â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fizz, Boom, Read!â&#x20AC;? For more information call 509-4762662.

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.

CHURCH GUIDE Come join us!

OROVILLE NEW Hope Bible Fellowship

Bilingual Natural Science Show OROVILLE - The Bilingual Natural Science Show is coming to the Oroville Public Library on Tuesday, July 15 at 11:30 a.m. Deb McVey tells tales in English and Spanish blending both languages to the delight of her audience. The show is part of the Oroville Libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Summer Reading Program â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fizz, Boom, Read!â&#x20AC;? For more information call 509-476-2662.

NCRL Puppet Show at Library OROVILLE - Puppet Show. The North Central Regional Library Puppeteers will present a puppet show at the Oroville Library on Wednesday, July 23 at 3 p.m.The show is part of the Oroville Libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Summer Reading Program â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fizz, Boom, Read!â&#x20AC;? For more information call 509-476-2662.

Chelan County PUD Presentation OROVILLE - The Chelan County PUD is coming to the Oroville Library on Thursday, July 31 at 11 a.m. The public public utility puts on an electrifying show for children and adults alike. The library invites you to â&#x20AC;&#x153;come let science spark your interest!â&#x20AC;? The presentation is part of the Oroville Libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Summer Reading Program â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fizz, Boom, Read!â&#x20AC;? For more information call 509-476-2662.

Tonasket Food Bank TONASKET - The Tonasket Food Bank operates every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the old Sargeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Burger Bunker, 101 Hwy. 97 N. For more information, contact Debbie Roberts

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Faith Lutheran Church WK ,URQZRRG2URYLOOHÂ&#x2021; 6XQGD\:RUVKLSDP â&#x20AC;&#x153;O taste and see that the Lord is good!â&#x20AC;? Pastor Dan KunkelÂ&#x2021;'HDFRQ'DYH:LOGHUPXWK

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church 1715 Main Street Oroville DP(QJOLVK0DVVHYHU\6XQGD\ Father Jose MaldonadoÂ&#x2021;476-2110

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Oroville Ward 33420 Highway 97 509-476-2740 6XQGD\DP Visitors are warmly welcomed

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Oliver Theatre www.olivertheatre.ca

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Pastor Randy McAllister (DVW2URYLOOH5GÂ&#x2021; Â&#x2021;6XQGD\6FKRRO $GXOW 7HHQV DP 0RUQLQJ:RUVKLSDPÂ&#x2021;6XQ(YHQLQJ:RUVKLSSP Sunday School & Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church K-6 WRSP2SHQWR&RPPXQLW\ Located at Kid City 142 East Oroville Â&#x2021;:HGQHVGD\(YHQLQJ:RUVKLSSP

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Oroville United Methodist

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the club for the past 10 years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My staff and I have worked hard over the past 16 years making many improvements within the office that have led to greater efficiencies which include reducing the number of employees within the office as well as creating improved access and transparency to the information within the office,â&#x20AC;? said Furman. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We work hard at providing great customer service. When you call our office, you will get a live person, not an answering machine.â&#x20AC;? The duties of the County Assessor are spelled out within the Revised Code of Washington State under sections of RCW 36.21 and RCW 84 as well as under sections of Washington Administrative Code 458. The candidate and his wife Pat live in Omak. They have two children and three grandchildren. He can be reached by calling 509-322-1869 or by e-mail at sdfurman@communitynet.org.

10th & Main, Oroville - 509-476-2552 %LEOH6WXG\6DWDPÂ&#x2021;:RUVKLS6DWDP Pastor Tony RiveraÂ&#x2021;509-557-6146

Oroville Free Methodist 1516 Fir StreetÂ&#x2021;3DVWRU5RG%URZQÂ&#x2021;476.2311 6XQ6FKRRODPÂ&#x2021;:RUVKLS6HUYLFHDP Youth Activity CenterÂ&#x2021;607 Central Ave. 0RQGD\SPÂ&#x2021;After School M-W-F 3-5pm RIÂżFH#RURYLOOHIPFRUJ

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CHESAW Chesaw Community Bible Church NondenominationalÂ&#x2021;Everyone Welcome (YHU\6XQGD\DPWR1RRQ Pastor Duane ScheidemantleÂ&#x2021;485-3826

MOLSON Community Christian Fellowship Molson Grange, Molson 6XQGD\DP:RUVKLSDP :HGQHVGD\SP%LEOH6WXG\ â&#x20AC;&#x153;For by grace are ye saved through faith...â&#x20AC;? Eph. 2:8-9 â&#x20AC;&#x153;...lovest thou me...Feed my lambs...John 21:1-17

RIVERSIDE Riverside Lighthouse - Assembly of God 102 Tower Street 6XQGD\%LEOH6WXG\DP 6XQGD\:RUVKLSDP SP :HGQHVGD\IDPLO\1LJKWSP Pastor Vern & Anita Weaver Ph. 509-826-4082

TONASKET Holy Rosary Catholic Church 1st & Whitcomb Ave., Tonasket 11 a.m. English Mass every Sunday Father Jose MaldonadoÂ&#x2021;476-2110

Immanuel Lutheran Church 1608 Havillah Rd., TonasketÂ&#x2021;509-485-3342 6XQ:RUVKLSDPÂ&#x2021;%LEOH6WXG\ 6XQ6FKRRO â&#x20AC;&#x153;For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of *RGQRWE\ZRUNVVRWKDWQRRQHFDQERDVW´(SK

â&#x20AC;&#x153;To every generation.â&#x20AC;? Celebrating 100 years 1905-2005

Crossroads Meeting Place Tonasket Foursquare Church

415-A S. Whitcomb Ave.Â&#x2021;Pastor George Conkle 6XQGD\DP (509) 486-2000Â&#x2021;FHOO  

Tonasket Community UCC 24 E. 4th, TonasketÂ&#x2021;486-2181 â&#x20AC;&#x153;A biblically based, thoughtful group of Christian Peopleâ&#x20AC;?

Sunday Worship at 11 a.m.

Whitestone Church of the Brethren 577 Loomis-Oroville Rd., Tonasket. 846-4278 DP3UDLVH6LQJLQJDP:RUVKLS6HUYLFH DP6XQGD\VFKRROIRUDOODJHV

Ellisforde Church of the Brethren 32116 Hwy. 97, Tonasket. 846-4278 10am Sunday School. 11am Worship Service â&#x20AC;&#x153;Continuing the work of Jesus...simply, peacefully, togetherâ&#x20AC;?

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OKANOGAN VALLEY LIFE OROVILLE JR./SR. HIGH HONOR ROLL OROVILLE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Oroville High School has announce the fourth-quarter honor rolls for the senior and junior high schools. Those making the honor roll were:

SENIORS 4.0 - Kaitlyn M. Grunst, Brittany C. Jewett, Luke A. Kindred, Nathan A. Mcallister, Meagan Moralez, Cruz V. Ortega, Sierra S. Speiker, 3.5-3.99 - Jacob D. Scott, Aya Cruspero, Tanner R. Smith, Shelby L. Scott, Gabriela Capote, Menze C. Pickering, Ashley E. Marcolin 3.0-3.49 - Michael OrtizCamacho, Angela I. Nelson, Nadia Maldonado,

Kali M. Peters, Adriana Silva 3.0-3.49 - Nahum Garfias, Ezequiel Hernandez-Delgado, Trevor J. Shearer, Dustin D. Nigg, Zachary R. Davis, SOPHOMORES 3.5-3.99 - Riley M. Davidson, Samantha R. Walimaki, Ellamae Burnell, 3.0-3.49 - Bailey Griffin, Faith N. Martin, Mikayla L. Scott,

FRESHMEN 4.0 - Courtnee Kallstrom, Yessica Nemecio 3.5-3.99 - Phoebe G. Poynter 3.0-3.49 - Ryan Marcolin, Sandra J. Hilstad, Brentt Kallstrom, Narya M. Naillon, Nathan R. Hugus, Jennifer Vazquez, Rhema L. Hill

Stephanie Ruvalcaba, Victoria L. Kindred, Luis Vazquez, Havannah N. Worrell, Ryan T. Scott, Paz P. Lopez, Estifenny Carrillo 3.0-3.49 - Dean A. Davis, Melissa A. Carpenter, Adolfo Hernandez-Delgado, Brittaney M. Minorcan, Hannah M. Hill, Tylynne E. Watkins, Marissa N. Aubin, Sean L. Maher, Zane W. Scott, Tamera A. Verellen

Warmer and dryer conditions increase chance of wildfires people visit DNR-protected lands. Unattended campfires, faulty vehicle or motorcycle mufflers, careless disposal of cigarettes, and reckless outdoor burning also boost the Fourth of July weekendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s forest fire potential. Fireworks and incendiary devices, such as exploding targets, are prohibited year-round on public lands managed by DNR. For all other forestlands throughout the state, incendiary devices are prohibited from April 15 and October 15, regardless of who owns or manages the forestland.

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OLYMPIA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; As people plan outdoor activities around the Fourth of July weekend, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is urging the public to be aware of fire restrictions in place around the state due to rising fire danger. Because the weather is warming up and vegetation is quickly drying out, fires can start and spread quickly. Last year, fireworks caused 27 wildfires on the public and private lands DNR protects from wildfire. DNR records show wildfires occur more on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, when more

discharge fireworks on state-protected private and public lands; ¡ Do not park any vehicles in dry, grassy areas as the heat from exhaust systems can ignite the dry grass; ¡ Never leave a campfire unattended, and be sure it is completely out before leaving the area; ¡ Be sure recreational vehicles have operating spark arresters. For those staying closer to home, DNR encourages everyone to focus on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Knowing Your Roleâ&#x20AC;? when it comes to preparing your community for wildfire. Visit http://fireadapted.org/ to learn more about defensible space, fireresilient building construction, community wildfire prevention planning, the Firewise Program, and Ready, Set, Go!

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REAL ESTATE GUIDE Find The Right

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If you are buying or selling a home, you want someone you can rely on with years of experience to represent you. Call one of our local Real Estate agents today to find the home of your dreams or to list your home!

OKANOGAN VALLEY

GAZETTE-TRIBUNE www.gazette-tribune.com

1422 Main St. Oroville, WA. 98844 509-476-3602 z 888-838-3000

HELPFUL HINTS TO SELL YOUR HOME

www.windermere.com 509/476-3378 The coffee is always on! Windermere Real Estate / Oroville Sandy Peterson & Ron Peterson, Dan Coursey & Doug Kee

Vacation or year round living in exceptional home with Lake Osoyoos access. County dock permit included. 3+ bedrooms accommodate large gatherings for fun in the sun. Upgrades galore are included in this quality built home. Mountain and lake views. Fantastic value! NWMLS#377262 REDUCED $349,900

www.orovillelakeandcountry.net

1510 Main St., Oroville 509-476-4444

Call Cindy or Rocky DeVon LAKE AND COUNTRY Beautiful lake views in Molson! This cute, clean 2 bedroom/1bath home on two city parcels features a large shop. Within walking distance of Molson Lake. Peaceful rural setting close to large tracks of public lands. Perfect location for base of operations for outdoor recreation! MLS#653094 $78,000

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

SUN LAKES REALTY

Perfect Waterfront Life Style

Prime Beachfront on the East shore of Lake Osoyoos Cottage Style home offers fun in the sun on the 96 choice feet of Frontageâ&#x20AC;Ś. 2 Bedroom home nicely remodeled for your enjoyment. Best price on Lake.

$319,000 Upscale Townhouse Distinctive styling with high ceilings, granite & tiles, stainless steel. 3 bedroom w/Master fronting Lake Osoyoos w/jacuzzi tub & separate shower/double sink vanity. Attached garage. Community is gated, lakefront & clubhouse w/pool & hot tub. Dock.

$549,000

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1. Fix what needs fixed! Finish all unfinished projects: Example - Patch holes, fix leaky sinks and toilets, etc... 2. Useable space is a key factor: Example - Make a junk room into an office. 3. Declutter! Put everything away and ready to move: Example - Family photos, knickknacks, etc... 4. Paint! It is amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do. Make it a soft, neutral color. 5. Open your rooms up! You want everything to look bigger! If you have too much furniture in a room, decide which pieces to keep and find a place to store the rest. Arrange the remaining furniture to make the room look larger. 6. CLEAN! CLEAN! CLEAN! Make everything sparkle!

** 20 acres m/l. 4-bdrm. 2-bath. Approx 1836 sq.ft. Lots of Trees. Private. School Bus. Mail. 15 mi to town. Paved Road. $165,000.00 ** 2-bd. 1-bath. In town. Appliances. Pellet Stove. Extra Clean. Fenced Yard. Garden Area. Dog Pen. 2-car Garage. $83,500.00 ** Quality Built in 2000. 3-bdrm, 2-bath. Approx. 1670 sq.ft. Appliances. Fenced Yard Perm Set Sprinklers. 2-car Garage. Edge of town. $205,000.00 ** 2-bdrm, 2-bath. A-Frame Home. 1/2 acre. 8 miles to town. Appliances. Washer. Dryer. 6-Bay Equip Shed. Cellar. Views. Private. Sell to Settle Estate. $150,000.00

Jan Asmussen, Broker - Owner 509-486-2138

www.hilltoprealtyllc.com z 158 Airport Rd - Tonasket, WA. 98855

Call Charlene at 509-476-3602 to advertise in our Real Estate Guide

Spectacular Lakefront Lot 6 In Prestigious Champerty Shores 100 feet of prime beachfront. Total sandy beach ready for swimming and boating activities. This lot is .44/acre and rectangular in shape. 7HUULĂ&#x20AC;F RSSRUWXQLW\  great value!

$374,900

Waterfront Lot Beautiful Lake Osoyoos Waterfront Lot in Oro Beach Resort-Lot on beach as well as 2nd lot in rear for garage or RVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s-Utilities to both lots are installed. Step onto best 500+ feet of sandy beach. Be one of only 21 owners in 7.05 acre 5HVRUW 7HUULĂ&#x20AC;F RSSRUWXQLW\  JUHDW value!

$147,500


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OUTDOORS BRAGGING RIGHTS

Liarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cove - Ada Smith, Quincy WA

Bonaparte Lake - Sage Cruz

Liarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cove - Hunter Peebles, Vancouver WA, 2 lb. Smallmouth.

Bonaparte Lake - Corbin Cruz

Liarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cove - John Nordin, Lake Stevens WA, 2 lb. 18-in. Rainbow.

Bonaparte Lake - Sage and Grey Cruz

Liarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cove - Hunter Peebles, Vancouver WA, Rainbow.

Liarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cove - Katie Gwin and Rachael Drake from Mount Vernon were fishing together. Katie took a little break and and left her line in the water. Rachael was manning her pole when Katieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pole started jerking, so Rachael pulled the fish in, so they are sharing the catch. They were using Green Power Bait. The rainbow weighed 2 lbs and was 16 inches long.

Susan Ballinger/submitted photo

Dr. Mark Oswood, shown teaching a group at a recent event, will be visiting Chesaw in July as part of the Okanogan Highlands Allianceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Summer Highlands Wonders series.

Stream ecology presentation in Chesaw OHA Summer Highland Wonders series SUBMITTED BY JULIE ASHMORE OHA CONSERVATION COORDINATOR

CHESAW - On Saturday, July 19, OHAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Summertime Highland Wonders series will bring a unique opportunity to learn about Stream Ecology, hands-on in the highlands. The event will be led by freshwater ecologist and emeritus professor Dr. Mark Oswood. An indoor presentation at the Chesaw Community Building at 10:00 a.m. will cover the basics of stream ecology, followed by a demonstration of books and gear, and a field trip to a local stream. The presentation is open to everyone, while pre-registration is required for the field trip due to space limitations. This event aims to increase our communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s understanding of stream ecology, and how riparian zones and streams interact to support and affect populations of aquatic insects. Community members will have the opportunity to collect macroinvertebrates and look at and identify specimens with field optics, streamside. Connections will be made between populations of aquatic insects and what their presence indicates about water quality. Mark lives in the Wenatchee area, retired from the department of Biology and Wildlife and the Institute of Arctic Biology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, with a research specialty in freshwater ecology. Mark focused mainly on running waters (streams and rivers), with an emphasis on aquatic entomology (the scientific study of insects) and trophic structure of stream ecosystems. He has taught limnology (freshwater science), ecology of streams and rivers, aquatic entomology, as well as introductory biology. Most of his research was on ecology of stream insects, especially biogeography, and decomposition of organic matter. Mark has applied experience studying the effects of heavy metals from mining on streams, and has a side specialty in statistical analysis.

Dr. Mark Oswood, collecting stream samples. Throughout his career, Mark has taught a wide variety of â&#x20AC;&#x153;introduction to stream ecologyâ&#x20AC;? events in classrooms, Elder Hostels, and for government agencies, fly-fishing groups, and conservation organizations. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Seeing the diversity of invertebrates that live in streams can be analogous to a first experience looking at tide pool organisms,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Plus, aquatic insects are a streamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s way of turning green algae and brown leaves into fish food.â&#x20AC;? Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend the indoor presentation. Due to the nature of the outdoor portion of the event, participation is limited, and priority registration will be offered for OHA members. A waiting list is being generated on a first-come, first-serve basis. To begin or renew OHA membership and be first in line to register for the summertime events, community members can visit www.okanoganhighlands.org/ support, or contact OHA for more information. To sign up for this event, or the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Geology of the Okanogan Highlandsâ&#x20AC;? tour on August 16, email julie@ okanoganhighlands.org or call 509-476-2432. Community members are also encouraged to collect plant photos and specimens throughout the summer, to bring to OHAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Evening with the Expertsâ&#x20AC;? event in September, for assistance with identification and information about the plants. Guidelines are available at: www.okanoganhighlands.org/education/mysteryplant.

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SAMUEL FRANCIS RHYNARD Samuel Francis Rhynard, known as Frank most of his life, was born In Selah, Washington on Dec.20,1925. He was 88 at the time of his death on May 30, 2014. His parents were Marion and Olive Gish Rhynard, who preceded him in death. He also lost a younger brother, Robert. He is survived by his wife, Jean; by a daughter, Linda Bruce and a son, David Rhynard and his wife, Lynn. There are also five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He also has a sister, Betty Fowler and her husband Wayne. His father worked in itinerant farming through the Great Depression. The family moved often, so Frank went to several small elementary schools. He attended high school at Auburn Academy, Auburn, Wash.

He was drafted after his junior year from the Academy and sent the to Philippine Islands. He was then shipped to Japan, where he served in the Army of Occupation as an ambulance driver. He was discharged in May 1946. He married Estella (Jean) Munroe in Aug. 1946, at the Seventh-day Church in Spokane, Wash. and then he attended two years of College at Walla Walla University in Walla Walla, Wash. He then attended the Aeronautical School in Arlington, Wash. and became a certified Airplane and Engine Mechanic. He was a Journeyman Aircraft Mechanic, rebuilding and repairing aircraft at a small repair company on Boeing Field in Seattle for 40 years. He was also well known as a sheet metal man. He retired in 1990 and he and Jean moved to Tonasket. He was a member of the Seventh-day Church and was active in his faith all his adult life and was involved in the local churches where he lived. He and Jean loved to travel, and also loved to ride motorcycles. They had covered all except two states by the time they had to stop. A memorial service will be held for him on July 12 at 4 p.m. at the Seventh-day Church in Tonasket, Wash. There will be a luncheon following the service. Precht-Harrison-Nearents Chapel and the Okanogan Co. Crematory of Okanogan are caring for the arrangements.

CARROLL DANIEL TAYLOR Carroll Daniel Taylor, 91, of Omak, Washington passed away at home on June 11, 2014. Carroll was born on October 14, 1922 in Hartford, Connecticut

to Wilhelm Emerson Taylor and Agnes Baldwin Taylor. Carroll served our country in the United States Army from 1940 - 1960. Carroll lived in Seattle, Wash. where he worked for the University of Washington as a bookbinder, retiring after 20 years. Cal spent the last 15 years of his life in Okanogan County, where he made his home. Carroll Taylor is survived by son Daniel Taylor of Seattle, daughter Shirley Morstad of Tacoma, Wash., son William Taylor of Oroville, Wash. and four grandchildren. Carroll was preceded in death by his parents. Cal will be missed by all those he left behind. Precht-Harrison-Nearents Chapel and the Okanogan Co. Crematory of Okanogan are caring for the arrangements.

family and friends. No services were requested. Precht-Harrison-Nearents Chapel and the Okanogan Co. Crematory are caring for the arrangements.

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Soren was born December 14,1941 in Omak and went to join his father, Lawrence, his mother, Elizabeth Karas, and his brother Tom, on June 22, 2014. He leaves behind his daughter, Penny Statler, two granddaughters Samantha and Nicole, and one great grandson Hunter; great friends Kevin Alien, Norman Utigard, Fritz Ammann, Coeur Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Alene, Idaho, lvan Moore, Custer, Wash.; brother Harvey (Margie), Reno, Nevada, sister Christina (Roy) Richardson, Lebanon Ore., sister-in-law Sharon Petersen, Coltierville Tenn.; nephews Jim and Dan Petersen, Reno; nieces Susie Petersen, Omak, Jenny Petersen, Mississippi, Amanda Petersen and Christina Greer, Ohio, Kristy Hacker, Oregon and numerous

WILLIAM LEAVELL Bill Leavell was a man of many talents. He loved to do things his way and in his time! Bill was almost a Christmas baby; he was born on December 21, 1932. He loved the month of June for growing beautiful vegetables and flowers and he chose June 10, 2014 to meet his beloved Silky Terrier Grand Champion Bar-Bâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tawnymist Topias â&#x20AC;&#x153;Topiâ&#x20AC;? and cross over the Rainbow Bridge to be together. Topi and Bill loved playing ball, and Bill was looking forward to joining Topi to play once again. Bill had a passion for doing many things: he loved showing Silky Terriers and especially Topi to his Championship; he loved

raising the Silky Terrier puppies with his wife, Barb. He also raised race and show horses; he had a champion show Appaloosa Quarter horse, named Chick. Bill enjoyed traveling to fun places like Mexico and Hawaii. He turned challenges into opportunities to create new ways of doing things, whether gardening, cooking, working with wood, or just plain fixinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; something! When Bill wanted to be heard, he had a wonderful booming voice. He would look over his glasses and willingly share his thoughts and opinions on many topics. He liked to raise his voice in joyful guidance to his favorite teams, the Mariners and the Seahawks. Now, he also thought the referees might need some of his coaching when things werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t quite going as he knew they should. Bill was a devoted husband, father and grandfather to his family. He leaves behind his wife, partner and helpmate of 47 years, Barbara; his daughters, Michelle, Lisa and Julie; his son, Jerry; and his grandchildren, Jeffry, Adam, Jessica and Carly. Bill spent his early life in the Tonasket/Orville area of Eastern Washington, leaving after high school to join the United States Navy. He still has family and friends living there, including his brother, Grant, and sister-in-law, Sandra. His family and friends must have many memorable stories to tell about the Life and Times of Bill Leavell. And, we are sure his time of honorable service in the Navy would also offer some captivating storiesâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; like how he got those wonderful Naval tattoos! Bill requested that no formal service be conducted. The family asks that you celebrate your memories of Bill in your way to

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OKANOGAN - After an eight month investigation the North Central Washington Narcotics Task Force executed several search warrants that led to the arrest of six individuals. Arrested on various charges were Jose M. Plata-Niebla, 45, Okanogan; Ruben OchaoJauregui, 38, Okanogan; Adrian Rodriguez, 31, Bridgeport; Humberto Aguilar-Garcia, 21, Omak; Delfino Avila-Mejia, 54, Bridgeport and Carlos I. Martinez-Lopez, 33, Okanogan â&#x20AC;&#x153;The investigation began in

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