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Dumpster debate cools for now Council approves hospital trash location on temporary basis BY BRENT BAKER BBAKER@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM
TONASKET - Tensions didn’t boil over, but they certainly were simmering as the Tonasket City Council and two representatives of the North Valley Hospital District engaged in some verbal sparring over the placement of garbage dumpsters that had taken up residence along the curb on Western Avenue. Tonasket Mayor Patrick Plumb, a hospital employee, recused himself as mayor for the discussion, handing the gavel to Mayor Pro Tem Jill Vugteveen, but was permitted to participate. After a lengthy back and forth the council approved a motion to allow the hospital to keep the dumpsters in a pair of parking spaces near the North Valley Extended Care while researching how to properly charge the hospital for a franchise agreement for semi-permanent use of city property. It also requires the hospital to present a permanent plan for the location of its dumpsters within a year (though the plan may not be able to be executed at that time). From the council’s perspective, the issue of dumpsters blocking the right of way on either the sidewalk west of the hospital or taking up space on the side of the road has been problematic for some time. Director of Ancillary Services Noreen Olma and Plant Engineer John Sanchez echoed what CIO Kelly Cariker said at a recent hospital board meeting, that the
issue was a new one to them. A number of hospital administrative staff, including Cariker and Sanchez, have been with NVH for less than two years. The two largest of three dumpsters have been moved to two parking spaces on First Street in front of North Valley Extended Care, which met with the council’s approval albeit on a temporary basis. “There was some mention that we should have planned better,” Sanchez said. “Most of us in the game now haven’t been here (since the new hospital building was planned). Originally with the first bond issue the dumpsters were supposed to be in the parking area by the Eagles. That fell through, and we’re out of land. “Now we have a quandary. Beyers Market has a franchise (to pay the city for the use of public space for a dumpster)... We’d like to move them back (to Western) if possible.” Olma said that the location by the nursing home was not central for the majority of staff on campus. Council member Dennis Brown, who had visited with Cariker and toured the facility, had his own recommendation for alternate homes for the dumpsters, but Sanchez said the garbage company had rejected Brown’s suggestion due to its proximity to the building. “We ran a survey through with two different trucks and they said, no, we’re not taking the liability,” Sanchez said. “We started looking at other options. We don’t have a lot.” Brown said part of his concern was for public safety. “You want to put them out where they can cause a safety hazard, and there have
An Oroville Police Officer, Okanogan County Sheriff’s Deputies, Agents from the U.S. Border Patrol and Troopers from the Washington State Patrol all converged at high speed on Balmes Road, just north of the Cherry Street Bridge in Oroville last Monday morning. They were in pursuit of Kenneth Wesley Clark, 35 Clark who was tracked by the sheriff’s K9 Basco, and was located hiding in a house near the end of the road. He was arrested on a state Department of Corrections Felony Warrant for Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent and booked into County Jail.
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Candidates attend forum in Oroville BY GARY A. DE VON EDITOR@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM
OROVILLE – Candidates seeking local county, state and federal offices were invited to Oroville last Thursday, Oct. 16, to introduce themselves and tell voters why they should cast a ballot in their favor. Invited to talk were candidates for office where more than one person was seeking the office. Locally that meant Scott D. Furman and Les V. Stokes, both looking to win the County Assessor position; Dave Rodriguez and Gary V. Reams who would like to be the county’s first elected coroner; and David Womack and Scott Vejraska vying for PUD Commissioner in District 1. Candidates seeking state offices are incumbent Brain Dansel for Senate, who appeared without his challenger, as did Joel Kretz, who wishes a return to the House of Representatives. While Clint Didier, candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives was on hand, their was no sign of fellow Republican Dan Newhouse who also seeks the Fourth Congressional District seat. Rep. Kretz, however, read a statement from Newhouse who was unable to attend. In the case of the three offices where two candidates were present, the first at the podium was given 10 minutes, while the opponent was given 12. The first speaker was then given an extra two minutes for rebuttal. Incumbent Furman said he started with the assessor’s office in 1984 under then assessor Bain Crowfoot and continued to serve under Jim Hand. When Hand got sick Furman took his place as County Assessor. “We have 51 thousand parcels to appraise each year and over $41 billion in total property values in the county,” said Furman, who adds that the assessors office completes that task each year with 12 employees. Furman said that since he has been in
office information has gone from paper to online availability. “You used to have to trek down to Okanogan to get the information, now it can all be done online,” said Furman. “Electronically we have also made many improvements in efficiency.” He served as president of the Washington State Association of Assessors in 2005-2006, the first president of the association in 40 years, he said. “Politics don’t get involved in how property is assessed. It is all done by WAC and spelled out by the state legislature,” he said. Scott D. Furman Furman is proud of how quickly his office was able to assess the damage done to the 243 houses and 50 cabins that were burned in the Carlton Complex Fire. He said by doing a quick assessment it will help people to begin the recovery process. “There were some 250,000 acres involved and of the 4600 parcels, 3800 were privately owned,” he said. “It involved a tremendous amount of work for my office and the staff worked hard... we just about have it wrapped up. I’m proud of my staff.” The taxing dis- Les V. Stokes trict hardest hit he said was the Pateros School District which lost 20 percent of its taxable value. “Next year that will have to be picked up by the remaining property owners because the bond has to be paid back,” he said. “We’re hoping that maybe some will be gotten back from the federal or state government. There was a two percent
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overall loss to the county in property value.” Stokes, a general contractor for over 20 years, said he first considered running for Assessor in 1991 because he feels that property should be assessed at the value it can be sold at within 120 days. “The original laws on property values are 100 years old,” he said. Stokes said he was on the Twisp City Council in the 1990s when the town lost its sawmill, leaving Twisp without 40 percent of its revenue. “By the time I left we had balance our budget. That’s one of the proudest things I Gary Reams was ever involved in,” he said. “And when it comes to running a tight ship you can’t get more experience having been on a volunteer fire department.” Stokes said he has done a lot of refitting of homes so that they qualify for loans. “I have a good eye and real experience at dating structures.” Stokes said he applauded Furman for being “right on top of things” regarding the fires. “If you don’t want to change ships I don’t blame you,” he David Rodriguez said. Furman was then given two minutes to address anything that was brought up by Stokes. “Of the 51,000 real properties we assess we do mass appraisals,” Furman said. “I’ll be the first one to admit we can’t get every one right. I encourage anyone to come in and talk to staff who will show them the appraisal info we used to assess the property. If that is not enough we
welcome you to appeal to the local board of adjustment,. Reams said after graduating from Omak High School in 1970 he went on to college to become a Licensed Practical Nurse. He was drafted and stationed with a MASH unit in Germany from 1970-72. After the Army he started working at Brewster Hospital as an LPN and then became a Respiratory Care Practitioner. He worked in that field at Mid-Valley Hospital for 21 years. From there he worked in home health care, as well as Respiratory Care at Three Rivers Hospital in Brewster and Valley Care Scott Vejraska Center as an LPN. He has also worked at Legacy Funeral Home in body removal and transport. He said it was while working there he was encouraged to run for the newly formed Coroner’s position. “I’m coming at the job strictly from the medical end. If elected I think I can work alongside law enforcement to establish the cause of death,” he said. The new coroner will be expected to set up a budget, according to Reams. “Anyone that has raised a family knows how to look at resources to do a David Womak budget properly,” he said. He said he believes he will be expected to hire a staff, but doesn’t know how many. “What I don’t know about the job... what I do know I know well,” said Reams, adding that one thing the job will take is compassion. Rodriguez said that while most elected
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positions are issue driven, when it comes to county coroner all you hear are crickets. “What we basically have here is an extended job interview,” he said. “On January 1 the new coroner will walk into his office and it will be one man show.” Since there are only two candidates to chose from he said you have to ask yourselves who will do the best job “right out of the gate” that first date at the stroke of midnight. Rodriguez said he had 25 years in law enforcement, 23 with the Okanogan County Sheriff ’s office. He also has 13 years experience with emergency medical training and experience as an EMT. “Plus I have direct training as a death investigator,” he said. “I have the training and can hit the ground running on day one.” Rodriguez said before the county reached a population of 41,000 - where an elected coroner was required - the prosecutor or someone from the prosecutor’s office usually served as coroner. “The bulk of the investigating was handled by law enforcement then,” he said. “They were the first at the scene and then the prosecutor would show up with a clip board and go back to the office to do the paperwork. I’ve done all the first part already. So now I am uniquely qualified to do the rest of the job.” Rodriguez said by law the coroner is the first one to examine the body, even before law enforcement. “If you don’t know what you’re doing you could screw up a crime scene. I’ve been to hundreds of thousands of crime scenes. I’m experience in the role of giving death notices,” he said, adding that the position comes with no budget for staff. “My intent is to reduce law enforcements work load,” he concluded. Scott Vejraska said he was a third generation rancher who graduated from
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LOCAL NEWS William Clark descendent to demonstrate work Canoe carving, flags, tax approved, road project fund suggested BY BRENT BAKER BBAKER@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM
TONASKET - The Tonasket City Council gave its blessing to Churchill Clark to station his canoe carving project in Founders Day Park next to the visitorâ€™s center until early December during its meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 14. Clark, a descendent of William Clark (of Lewis and Clark fame), attended the Okanogan Family Faire, where he met Ephraim Brown, the faireâ€™s arts coordinator that also spoke to the council on Clarkâ€™s behalf. Clark will be in the area for a couple of months and is carving a 15 foot canoe from Ponderosa Pine and wanted a venue to continue his work. â€œMy canoe camps, wherever they are, end up public,â€? Clark said. â€œItâ€™s the nature of the beast and I encourage it. If we go ahead with this I will let the school know I am set up and they can come down. I like it to be hands-on. In Inchelium I was camped out for a month and a half behind their school working on five canoes.â€? He said kids are especially attracted to his work. â€œIâ€™ve worked with a lot of kids,â€? he said. â€œThey always come back. Even in school, the troubled kids, the tough guys who say they wonâ€™t touch it, in the end I canâ€™t keep them off the canoe. Canoes are magic.â€? After answering a few questions from the council, they approved his projectâ€™s presence in the park, pending the completion of a hold harmless agreement to absolve the city of liability. Clark plans on working on the canoe through Dec. 1, with the possibility of having it available for display at Winterfest, Dec. 5-6.
LEGION TO PROVIDE FLAGS The city council, at a previous meeting, had rebuffed an American Legion proposal to provide and maintain American flags at the cityâ€™s expense on its downtown utility poles. But after representatives of American Legion Post 32 presented an alternate plan, the council unanimously backed Post Commander Jeff Berghâ€™s proposal. â€œWeâ€™ll buy the flags, put them up and maintain them,â€? Bergh said, adding that representatives from the Armed Forces Legacy, the Sons of the American Legion and the Legion Auxiliary had also indicated a willingness to par-
CCC auction on Nov. 1 SUBMITTED BY JANET CULP CCC OF TONASKET
TONASKET - The Community Cultural Centerâ€™s annual auction will be held on Saturday Nov. 1. Doors open at 5:00 p.m., silent auction will be from 5:00-7:00; dinner will be served at 6:00. The live auction will begin at 7:00. This event will support the CCCâ€™s winter operating expenses including heat, electricity, and insurance. Dinner will be meat and vegetarian enchiladas, green salad, homemade rolls, and a veggie medley all for $10.00. Desserts and beverages will be available by donation. Just a few of the items that have been donated by our community for this auction are: handmade quilt, Mariners baseball package and dinner at Pike Brewery (Seattle), beautiful art prints, airplane flight, wheel barrow with gardening tools, wooden wall art, a car detail, overnight stays, a variety of desserts and gift certificates, and much, much more. Master of Ceremonies Tryg Culp and pro auctioneer Rich Fewkes will conduct the Live auction. This annual auction in the big back room of the CCC is always entertaining and fun. Please come support our community center. Donations are being accepted. Please call 486-1328 for more information.
ticipate. Itâ€™s impressive to people coming through town when you have flags; it would definitely be an enhancement.â€? Mayor Patrick Plumb noted that, other than not having the finances to purchase new flags, the council had been concerned about what would happen once the flags began to show evidence of wear. â€œWeâ€™d like to have some form of quick release on the flags so when they show any kind of problem, we can go up, take it down and over the laundromat to wash it, or to replace it,â€? Bergh said. Bergh proposed putting them flags at a height of 14 feet so as not to impede visibility in traffic. The council approved the Legion proposal contingent on City Permit Administrator Christian Johnson, City Manager Hugh Jensen and City Clerk Alice Attwood fine-tuning the details. â€œI appreciate your responding to the issues we brought up,â€? Council Member Scott Olson said. â€œI hope you understand our concern about taking it on. Youâ€™ve done that by the way you responded. We were worried about taking on something as our responsibility.â€?
TVBRC RESTROOMS ABUSED Plumb informed the council that the exterior doors to the restrooms at the Tonasket Visitor and Business Resource Center would be closed other than for special events or specific requests. â€œOther times weâ€™ve closed them, weâ€™ve gotten complaints,â€? Plumb said. â€œBut as soon as we open them, within two weeks we have people living in there.â€? Attwood said that vandalism related costs - including haing to replace the bathroom door, and dealing with vandals turning the heater up to 100 degrees and leaving it - have far exceeded what was budgeted for bathroom maintenance. The bathroom will still be available to anyone using the building. Council member Jill Vugteveen asked if there might be consequences due to a grant that the city received to put the bathroom in. â€œWe fulfilled the grant by building it and having it accessible,â€? Plumb said. What happens at a public rest stop when you blow it up with an M-80, they close it even though they say they are open all the time.â€? The council voiced no objections to the move. MAYOR PROPOSES SURCHARGE FOR STREET PROJECT
Itâ€™s not news to anyone that Whitcomb Avenue (US-97) running through Tonasketâ€™s downtown core is in dire need of major work, ranging from the condition of the pavement itself to the
inability of the stormwater system to handle anything but the lightest rain. Plumb said that, after attending a recent conference, that the only way such a project will happen is if the city can raise enough money of its own to qualify for a matching grant. â€œPoint blank, we will need to make some sort of contribution toward it,â€? Plumb said. â€œThere are not any 100 percent funded grants for planning or construction. And itâ€™s not just downtown; thatâ€™s just the visible part weâ€™re aware of.â€? Plumb proposed adding a $4.00 per month surcharge to each utility bill the city sends out to be put aside for the type of grant that would require a 15 percent contribution from the city. â€œWe would create a stormwater fund that would strictly be used for stormwater control payments, and matching money for grants from the Department of Ecology or Rural Development.â€? Because the city has more than 1,000 residents, he said, it needs to come up with a comprehensive stormwater plan - itself a significant project. â€œIt opens up an interesting can of worms,â€? he said. â€œItâ€™s for the good of the city that we have one.... (City engineer Varela & Associates) are working on a preliminary stormwater plan. Theyâ€™ve mostly completed a program for downtown based on the planning only grant that we got. But we need to have an overall, overarching city stormwater plan, as well as sediment control.â€? He also cited drainage issues in the recently-annexed Mill Drive area, as well as stormwater discharges that flow unfiltered into Bonaparte Creek and the Okanogan River. â€œThe state is not going to do a full road project,â€? he said. â€œTheyâ€™re just not. At some point they may grind and fill in our best scenario, but theyâ€™re not going to replace stormwater and sewer along 97. â€œWe are going to have to come up with a plan ourselves and right now we donâ€™t even have a full map or inventory of what our stormwater system is. To do that it needs to be part of a plan, which would make us part of a Phase I community as far as DOE is concerned which would open us up for funding possibilities.â€?
AD VALOREM TAX HIKE Along with approving a preliminary budget, the council approved an ordinance hiking the ad valorem property tax by one percent. That will amount to a total revenue increase of $1,463. The council next meets on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 7:00 p.m.
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Dave Sharpe hunted and killed this female cougar believed to be responsible for killing pets in the Westlake area north of Oroville. Sharpe, who used dogs to tree the big cat on Kruger Mountain, was hired by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife. He is seen here in David and Naomi Allowayâ€™s yard where their dog was killed by a cougar in August.
Hunter kills cougar believed to have killed local pets OROVILLE - Dave Sharpe shot a cougar on Kruger Mountain last week. The big cat is believed to be the same one that has been hunting and killing pets in the Westlake area. Sharpe was hired to hunt the nuisance cougar by the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife. Sightings of the cougar last month led to warnings sent out by the Oroville School District about parents watching their children in the area north of Oroville near Lake Osoyoos. â€œI went out on Aug. 31 about 1:30 p.m. and saw a female cougar on top of our dog, who was about 10 pounds. The cat took off with our dead dog in his mouth,â€? said David Alloway who lives in the area. He added that only the dogâ€™s skull and collar have been found.
According to Alloway, Sharpe used dogs to tree the cougar on Kruger Mountain. â€œWeâ€™re really glad... our grandkids are with us full time and weâ€™ve seen the cougar as close
as eight feet from the sandbox. Naomi has been packing a pistol every time she goes out. We havenâ€™t been able to let the kids play outside because of our concerns,â€? Alloway said.
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LOCAL NEWS CANDIDATES | FROM A1 Omak High School. He is also a trained lineman Nespelem Valley Electric Co-op. â€œWhen I look at how the PUD is doing I can tell from my bills it is not doing good,â€? he said. â€œWeâ€™ve spent an extra $12,000 this year just on irrigation. If Iâ€™m elected the PUD will not spend one dollar if it will not do the ratepayers any good.â€? Vejraska said that the Bonneville Power Administration, where Okanogan County PUD buys most of its power, has talked about rate increase from eight to 14 percent next year. â€œI would call the BPA and talk to them. This is one agency that is wasting money hand over fist,â€? he said. The candidate said he though that the Enloe Dam project was â€œa good project that has been done wrong.â€? â€œWe should have found a partner a long time ago. Can we afford another $30 to $40 million. I think we can if it is managed properly. I think in 20 years the project could be worth $150 million. In 10 years someone may want to partner with us just for the carbon tax credit,â€? he said, adding that he thought taking out the dam was not an option the PUD or anyone could afford. He also felt that a second transmission line into the Methow could be valuable.
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â€œWe are already sitting on all the materials. It is a rarity that two lines burn,â€? he said. Vejraska, like many detractors of the current PUD Commissioners, said that too much was paid for the new PUD building in Okanogan. Womack, the incumbent, said he had been on the commission for 12 years. Prior to that he was on the Omak City Council and that he is a retired firefighter. He currently is the Meat Department manager at Geneâ€™s Harvest Foods. About a second transmission line into the Methow, something he says the court will soon rule in favor of the PUD doing. â€œEven with a second line I think it would have burned, but I believe power could have been restored faster,â€? he said. â€œWe need safe, reliable power.â€? He said reenergizing Enloe would be the least overall expense to the ratepayers of Okanogan County and give the Oroville area power independence and not have to rely on the transmission line coming out of Tonasket. Womack said many people believe that the PUD will get another 22 percent of the power from Wells Dam, but the district still has to work to protect its access to BPA power. The district also has to work to stabilize power rates for the next 40 to 50 years. In answer to Vejraskaâ€™s criti-
cism of the new PUD headquarters, he said, â€œThe building was old, we had to have buckets out when it rained and we had three portable buildings outside. We did all the necessary studies first.â€™ Womack said that facility, equipment and labor costs continue to increase. â€œPoll costs, transformer costs, theyâ€™re all up by over 100 percent,â€? he said. â€œThe cost of living is only up by 30 percent. And, weâ€™ve experienced an $8 million drop in power sales.â€? The incumbent said that in hindsight the commissioners should have made slow, incremental increases, rather than keeping rates the same for several years. â€œI believe in leaving the money in the ratepayersâ€™ pockets as long as we can,â€? he said. Womack also predicted that if Vejraska was elected he would have to abstain from voting on issues regarding labor costs because he belonged to the linemanâ€™s union and the Nespelem Valley Electric Co-op agreement is tied to the one for Okanogan County PUD. At the end of the forum, Oroville Chamber President Clyde Andrews reminded those present that all the candidates were â€œhonorable peopleâ€? and thanked them for their time.
Open House allows look at proposed Bonaparte project Meet the new District Ranger Matt Reidy SUBMITTED BY SHANNON Oâ€™BRIEN PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST
TONASKET - Tonasket Ranger District will host an open house from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 to discuss a proposal in the Bonaparte Mountain area and meet the new District Ranger. The purpose of the Open House is twofold. First, it will be an opportunity to learn more about a proposal for restoration work in the Bonaparte Mountain area. The Open House will also serve as an opportunity to meet Matt Reidy, the new Tonasket District Ranger. The proposal for the Light Restoration project includes approximately 8,600 acres of land in the Upper Bonaparte
watershed, north of Highway 20. So far, the proposal includes restoration work to promote ponderosa pine, western larch, aspen, Engelmann spruce, lodgepole pine and subalpine fir while maintaining Large Tree and Old Forest stands and reducing canopy density. It also includes ladder fuel reduction. A road analysis for the project area will include identification of unneeded roads, which may be closed or obliterated, and inadequate culverts that would be repaired as funding allows. Activities to protect riparian areas are also being considered.
Reidy, who started as Tonasketâ€™s District Ranger on October 20, will be on hand to meet with visitors and discuss Forest management. He hails from New Mexico, where he has been District Ranger on the Mount Taylor Ranger District of the Cibola National Forest. Matt succeeds Dale Olson who left in late April for a District Ranger Position in Montana. For more information about the Open House, the Light Restoration Project, or to schedule a meeting with the new District Ranger, please call 509486-2186.
OROVILLE â€“ The popular Haunted Hay Ride will take place on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Taberâ€™s Taste of Summer Fruit Barn two miles north Oroville on the west side of Highway 97. Sponsored by RE/MAX Lake and Country Realty and Taberâ€™s Taste of Summer, the event features a wagon ride through an orchard populated with scary ghouls and monsters. This â€œspooktacularâ€? event is free, but participants are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the local food bank.
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well. We want it to be successful. But as we sit in these chairs we have to be protective of the cityâ€™s sidewalks and parking spaces.â€? â€œWe have had a hard time because we havenâ€™t gotten much response. We have had to get to the point of getting threatening to get someone to talk with us about this.â€? Vugteveen, who brought up the issue of dumpsters on the sidewalks on more than one occasion over the past couple of years, expressed her frustration as well. â€œAs Scott alluded to, there are raw nerves because no one has come to us and asked permission,â€? she said. â€œTheyâ€™ve just taken it upon themselves to use the sidewalks. The ordinance states we must provide a five foot right of way for pedestrians. That was being impeded a lot just by the dumpsters just being placed wherever, even if it was by the garbage company. â€œBut we have made a couple different requests to remove them from the sidewalks, with no results. Weâ€™ve also dealt with issues in the city with residents and the cleanliness of their property. It would be tough for us to approve allowing dumpsters in a high visibility corridor when we expect people to keep their yards fairly clean and picked up.â€? Vugteveen said that finding a solution to the hospitalâ€™s lack of space wasnâ€™t the cityâ€™s responsibility. â€œThere clearly wasnâ€™t good
enough planning,â€? she said. â€œWe gave franchise for the MRI trailer because in the original plans you guys forgot to include that. The fear in the council is whatâ€™s next. Why should we continue to have to give up more space because of someoneâ€™s lack of planning years ago?â€? â€œI will work with in the parameters, but I didnâ€™t know about this until a month ago.â€? Sanchez said. â€œWeâ€™re searching for places to put these things and also meeting Department of Health regulations we have to go through... I am more than willing to work with you all, but Iâ€™m kind of stuck with the area I have to work with.â€? â€œI donâ€™t envy you,â€? Vugteveen said. â€œYou have inherited quite a mess.â€? Plumb clarified that the nursing home parking spaces partially encroached on city rightof-way and should be subject to a franchise agreement, as well as space taken up by the MRI trailer on Western. The council directed City Manager Hugh Jensen to measure the affected spaces before the next council meeting to help determine what to charge. Olson said he approved the hospitalâ€™s solution as a temporary move and said it would be acceptable to him if the hospital presented a long-term plan within a couple of years that included a permanent solution. â€œIf they come up with a solution in a year, I can go for that,â€? Brown said. â€œBut it has to be different than what it is.â€?
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THE TOWN CRIER Who we’d chose LETTERS TO THE for local office Like many of you out there we are struggling with the question of who to vote for in the upcoming General Election, especially for local offices. This go around many of the decisions have been taken away from us because there is only one candidate running, usually the incumbent. In those cases we have to choose between filling in the square next to the sole candidate or writing in a serious or not-serious candidate like “Bart Simpson” or “None of the Above.” A competitor for office brings about more chances to hear why we should or shouldn’t return the same person to the job for another four years. That’s what we got when the Oroville Chamber of Commerce presented a candidates’ forum last week at the OHS Commons. It wasn’t a debate; most candidates who shared the ballot, did offer a chance for the public to ask questions and for the challenger to rebut what was said. From what we saw on Thursday night, the most controversial race appears to be for Okanogan County PUD Commissioner Dist. 1. Incumbent Out of David Womack is facing Scott Vejraska and while My Mind we couldn’t see a whole lot they disagreed on our most local issue – the rehabilitaGary A. DeVon regarding tion of Enloe Dam (they both would like to see it happen), they did differ on whether the new office should have been built. Of course, that’s water over the dam, so to speak. They both agree redundancy in the transmission to the Methow is a good thing, although it wouldn’t have helped during the recent outages because of the Carlton Complex fires. Womack justifies the increases in utility rates and points fingers at labor cost increases - a jab aimed at lineman Vejraska - but he doesn’t offer a scenario where our rates go down as facilities, equipment and labor costs increase. Vejraska says he won’t vote for any increase that can’t be justified. Isn’t that what they all say? So, if you are anti-Enloe and went to hear a candidate who was against spending more money on rehabilitation you were disappointed. If you’re like us and think Enloe is part of the river now and should stay whether it generates power or not, either candidate will suffice. It basically comes down to voting for or against the candidate you know or going for the new guy. We’ll let you decide. In the Assessor race it’s incumbent Scott Furman or challenger Les V. Stokes. Stokes basically said he wouldn’t have anything against someone voting for his opponent. We’ll take him at his word and recommend returning Furman. The incumbent explained that properties are assessed using a formula set out in state law. Stokes would like to change assessments to represent what he describes as true market value – what he could sell his own house for in 120 days. That’s great, but to do so state law would have to be changed. Perhaps Stokes is running for the wrong office and should consider a run at state legislature instead. That’s where laws are made. Then there is the race for the new position of County Coroner. Candidate Gary V. Reams brings his experience in the medical field, while Dave Rodriguez brings his in law enforcement. While both could be valuable, in our opinion Rodriguez trumps Reams as he has been dealing with crime scenes for years and has taken courses relating to the job of county coroner. As Todd Hill, Oroville’s soon-to-be police chief told us after the forum, “I was glad to hear Rodriguez say he was going to make my job easier.” Hill was talking about how a coroner takes charge of the dead body even before law enforcement, something that has been reversed in Okanogan County with the former system of unelected coroners. Rodriguez wins our vote.
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Response to ‘Remember earlier 9-11’ Dear Editor, I was surprised at how Mr. Thomason dragged Brigham Young, former President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (nicknamed Mormons), into a 150-someyear-old controversy about a horrible incident that occurred in our American History. When one studies American history it is easy to find many examples of injustice and prejudice that could be classified as an earlier 9-11. Some that come to mind are the injustices committed against the Chinese when they were helping build the railroad, or the Irish, Italians, Polish, or Germans. We mustn’t forget the Native Americans and the slaves. There isn’t enough room to describe all the injustices that have been committed in our country as it grew, but for this letter I will briefly describe why I believe Mr. Thomason is wrong in his assertion that Brigham Young had any involvement in the Mountain Meadows Massacre. First, there is the problem of communication. There were no phones in Cedar City where the leaders lived. In order to communicate with Brigham Young they had to send messages by horseback, 300 miles away. At the time, Brigham Young was not only President of the Church but also Governor of Utah Territory. He and his people were preparing for an invasion by the United States Army. President Buchanan had heard lies and inflammatory accusations about Brigham Young and the Mormons and sent the army to squash the Mormon rebellion. President Buchanan didn’t bother to learn whether or not the accusations were true. The whole territory was in a state of alert for war and unwilling to share or sell their supplies – after all, the Mormons knew what it was to be attacked and driven out of their homes. For example, in Missouri, the Governor Lilburn Boggs. had issued an extermination order for all Mormons. They lost their homes, livestock, food, and in many cases their lives. Then, again in Illinois, they were attacked by mobbers and driven out, without any redress from the government. Yet while out on the plains moving to a safe haven in order to live their religion free from persecution, the U.S. Army approached them and asked for 500 volunteers to help fight in the Mexican war, and Brigham Young encouraged the men to sign up, which they did. Back to the Mountain Meadows Massacre… Stake President Haight sent an express rider to seek counsel about what to do about the tension with the Arkansas Wagon Train. Brigham Young counseled and I quote, “In regard to emigration trains passing through our settlements, we must not interfere with them until they are first notified to keep away. You must not meddle with them. The Indians we expect will do as they please, but you should try and preserve good feelings with them. There are no other trains going south that I know of. [I]f those who are there will leave, let them go in peace. While we should be on the alert, on hand and always ready, we should also possess ourselves in patience, preserving ourselves and property ever remembering that God rules.” There was/is no reason for Brigham Young
or any other Church leader to apologize for what happened at Mountain Meadows, since they didn’t order it, didn’t condone it, and were appalled by it, but they have tried to bring peace to those who had hard feelings because it happened. The internet is full of anti-Mormon literature. Anti-Mormon web sites aren’t interested in truth, unless it can be used for their purpose, which is to tear down and discredit the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Sincerely, Mike O’Leary Oroville
Need public meeting on Navy tests Dear Editor, A recent “Guest Column” in another paper is titled “Navy tests explained.” Near the end of this piece, the author, Capt. Mike Nortier, the commanding officer of Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, says that an assessment was completed by the Navy in August and the Navy “notified the public about the assessment and received no public comment prior to the August 15th deadline.” To my knowledge neither radio stations nor newspapers had been notified. Also, I have not heard of anyone in Okanogan County receiving a notice in the mail or otherwise. Personally, I would like to hear what its all about and ask a few questions. I believe there are many people around the Okanogan and Colville National Forests who have questions and comments. We need a local meeting and the comment period needs to start when those notices are made public (published). A tenent of public participation is to have the information before we can make an informed decision. I dont believe the Navy has done this up to this point. If you, as an editor think this is important, I would encourage your readers to contact Sarah White, Okanogan/Wenatchee National Forest, 215 Melody Lane, Wenatchee, WA 98801 (email@example.com) or call 509-6649232. Thanks, Buffalo Mazzetti Tonasket Editor’s Note: There will be an open house held on Nov. 4, 2014 from 3:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Okanogan County PUD auditorium to discuss the proposed actions. U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Navy personnel will be present to answer questions from interested parties. G.A.D.
I-594 takes away our rights Dear Editor Most everyone knows the old saying that “unless we learn from history we’re doomed to repeat it.” Initiative I-594 is a very serious issue dealing with our 2nd amendment rights and there is nothing in it that protects or defends these rights, only takes away. We should be suspicious when you see it is being pushed by three socialist leaning billionaires, two from Washington and the other from New York, who have put up many millions of dollars to pass this. Everyone should go on line to www.dakotavoice.com/2011/06/werthmann-warnsagainst-socialism-on-shad-olson-show/ and listen to Kitty Werthmann, who survived seven years living under Hitler 1938-1945. Growing up in Austria, she tells how they voluntarily voted by 98 percent to come under the authority of Hitler in 1938 before WWII started. By 1943 they had lost all their rights, including their right to own a gun. They had been convinced by Hitler that the way to stop crime was for everyone to come in and register all their guns. Guess what came next? Your right. Government confiscation once they knew where every gun in Austria was. Then they were unable to defend themselves or their families. This initiative looks like its right out of Hitler’s Nationalist Socialist Party handbook. As she goes all across America speaking, she always starts her presentation by saying “ \What I’m about to tell you is something your’ve probably never heard or read in your history books.” It’s a powerful message. In the last six years we have seen so many of our rights taken away that America had better wake up before it’s too late…freedom of speech is gone, freedom of religion is gone, separation of Church and State is gone, property rights have been taken away. Let’s not vote to take another bite out of the 2nd amendment also. This initiative does not stop mentally disturbed people or criminals from stealing a gun or buying one on the black market and committing mass murder. The only ones hurt with this initiative is law abiding citizens, not criminals. I encourage you to protect your rights, vote NO on I=-594. Don’t let the radical socialist left from Seattle, Tacoma, King or Pierce Counties rule the State on this issue. Dick Sass Arlington, Washington
The enigma with a stigma Dylan (Google him kids) sang it decades show a known cop the huge marijuana growago: “... the tiiimes, they are a changin’....” ing op where they work and of which they are I had to be dreaming. It was a police clearly quite proud. career launching gold mine I’d discovered. Listen and learn, fossil, I think. Dylan was A faint odor of skunk scented the air. There right. were rows of greenhouses of marijuana plants I am sincerely impressed with what I see, chest high. There were entire buildings where but remnants of culture war tug at me still. machines separated the buds, there All my training and experience has were irrigation systems, fans, lights, told me for decades that marijuana drying sheds hung with hundreds of is the stuff of skulking dopers, and marijuana plants, marijuana everycriminals, or fat-cat high-rollers where in all the stages of production with more money than sense or from seedlings to packaged retail character. We’re not talking Reefer product. Madness voo-doo here – all that was It was what helicopters with infrabefore even me – but we are talking red surveillance scoured the forests a mindset trained for decades to see Bill Slusher for. Undercover agents spent weeks marijuana traffickers as ‘drug dealbuilding the confidence to be seen ers’, dangerous peddlers of crime as buyer-whales big enough to be invited to and addiction. see this op, but only if blindfolded in and out I’m still trying to get my mind wrapped from an hour away. around strolling through a huge, legal marIt was the sort of large marijuana growing ijuana growing operation that’s clean and op where the indigenous humans were surly open, a professionally run, legitimate busiand scowled at you with a suspicion that was ness, the employer of about 25 decidedly of necessity never ending in their career- unthuggy young Americans who are breaking criminal lives. You looked for Glock shaped no laws ever likely to be enforced. lumps in their shirts. You might be the whale Herewith resides a sizable part of the new from LA who was going to buy a truckload, legal marijuana industry’s dilemma. The same but there was always the paranoid anxiety that culture war stigma conflicting me also curyou were the narc from hell or the scout for a rently conflicts the bulk of mayors, townrival op come to scope a hit. council folk, city attorneys, and other ‘decent’ It was the major pot production operation citizens of the community. Ergo the stout that cops dreamt of finding, the great bust in resistance to legalized marijuana production the sky that law enforcement from country sites and retail stores. Call it NIMBY to the sheriffs to the DEA spent collective millions tenth power. trying to find, bust, and stage photo ops of. It is this mentality that insists on visual And I found it! barrier fences to ‘hide’ marijuana grows as But wait ... though the sight renders beholders addicted. This isn’t only a few years ago, this is now It is this fear-based superstition that demands in Okanogan County. The surly, gimlet-eyed distances from schools, like the plants are Glock slingers are unarmed, smiling, pleasant something out of Rocky Horror Picture Show young women and men happily anxious to that are going to slurp youngsters off the side-
walks as they walk home. But this isn’t as laughable as I’m hinting. At the root of it is fear, fear that the standards, and thus the quality of life, of one’s home community may be corroding. At the core of this is the gripping concern that our kids may be negatively affected. Herewith, thus, also resides a major challenge for the legal marijuana industry. It is an issue that self-superior derision, denigration and anger are only going to make worse. A faster, smoother transition of America to legal marijuana, to faster community acceptance, less headaches, less operational costs, is going to require significant, broadly applied, public relations finesse. Living in Louisiana years ago I saw TV ads for earthworms as a food product. A June Cleaver (Google her too, kids) looking housewife was seen puzzled as to “what nutritious, delicious meal to serve her family tonight, yet not the same ole thing.” Ah, says she, as the light comes on, earthworms! Cut to the wriggling delights on the kitchen counter. Hell no I didn’t eat any, but I remember thinking, wow, if I ever hire an ad firm to promote anything it’s gonna be the one with the boldness to take on pushing earthworms as food. My point is even less appetizing. Stigma remains a fact of the current marijuana business, and it will take public relations power to fix it. Otherwise it’s going to drag on far longer than necessary. The times ...they are a changin’. People’s attitudes... not so much. William Slusher is a retired police pilot, a ‘rotorpig’. His latest novel is a bipartisan Pacific Northwest political comedy: CASCADE CHAOS, or, How Not To Put Your Grizzly In The Statehouse. firstname.lastname@example.org
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OKANOGAN VALLEY LIFE Remember all the old varieties of apples? Good News! One less cougar is in the neighborhood, as one was shot in the area of the Swanson Mill Rd. (South of Oroville on the East Mountain Rd.) where it was trying to feast on sheep. Since this is the season of the apple, here are some names kinda forgotten today, with all the new fancy ones. We still hear the word â€œMcIntoshâ€? and â€œWinesap,â€? but how about â€œTransparentâ€?, â€œDuchessâ€? and â€œWhitney Crab,â€? and where I came from we had â€œBen Davis.â€? Some were real good and some were not and when Mr. Starks came along with the â€œRed Deliciousâ€? and the â€œGoldenâ€? just about all else fell by the wayside. And believe me there is a BIG difference between irrigated and dry land apples.
It never ceases to amaze me the folks that enjoy reading my weekly â€œprattleâ€? and claim that is all they read in the paper. So, hereâ€™s to you, mother of Mrs. Sass, who was at lunch at the Senior Center last Tuesday. Mr. Sass, the rhubarb man, has supplied many with his good rhubarb, from Arlington, when they come over to spend time in their Oroville home. If you go to Soniaâ€™s beauty shop, which has been located across the street from City Hall for quite a few years, you wonâ€™t find Sonia there, as she has moved away to help care for her father, who has health issues, so Iâ€™m told by another operator. The shop is still open, but under the ownership of another. Finally, it rained! It was predicted for
days and days on our little weather sta- about what theyâ€™re going to do for tion and now it has recorded a quarter Thanksgiving dinner. Theyâ€™ve already of an inch. Maybe it was a good thing it had it, on the 13th. came after harvest was pretty The Ebola epidemic is a much over. terrible thing, but is overkill Maple trees in our neighbeing done on it through the borâ€™s yard are so beautiful, media? with the reds and yellow Itâ€™s hamburger time at the leaves intermingled. American Legion building, I have been told, by famiwith the two Marilynâ€™s on ly, that Roy Curtis, Tonasket, deck to cook for you from had the misfortune of break5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday ing a hip from a fall. So nights, starting Wednesday often, pneumonia takes over evening, Oct. 22. They were at that point, but his brother, slow in telling me, but THIS & THAT ayoubit can Lloyd, says he has a lot of use this for next other issues and is seriously Joyce Emry week, if you donâ€™t get your ill. The brothers served many paper in time. folks from their pharmacy, On Nov. 8 the United for a lot of years. A word of cheer would Methodist Church will hold their annual be welcomed, Iâ€™m sure. Christmas bazaar and spaghetti feed, with Have you noticed that the price of gas the special sauce, as it has been for many is much cheaper? Thatâ€™s good news! years, ever since the late Ralph Patterson Just who was it that wanted wolves started making it. His family has chosen brought back into the locale? Seems to to continue the tradition, using the recipe, be plenty now and they are killing cattle. keeping his memory alive. Ranchers arenâ€™t real happy about that. Sunday, Oct. 26, there will be special Canadians donâ€™t have to worry music from Brock and Adeena Hires, at
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the above church, giving the praise band a rest. Church now begins at 10 a.m. Everyone is welcome! Saturday, Oct. 25, there will be a community work party in Pateros for helping people get necessary things done before winter. One of the projects is the rebuilding of the many miles of deer fencing that protects the orchards. Last Saturday evening Jack and Mary Hughes had an appreciation party for the many workers that help to make their fireworks business successful. They have almost 50 trailers situated in various parts of the state and Idaho. I saw ye olâ€™ editor there and I presume he will give details, if not Iâ€™ll do it next week. We were honored and to have been on his list of invitations. Just got word, The Community Christmas Bazaar will be held in the Elementary School gym on Nov. 21 and 22. To register for a space, please contact Susan Smith at 509-476-2427. Pinochle has started in Molson on Monday nights, 7 p.m. and bring a snack. We car pool, as do some others, meeting at the Oroville Seniors building.
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Trick or Treat; that is the question! With Halloween right around the corner, there are still two chances on Thursdays to pick up treats at Tonasket Farmersâ€™ Market in Triangle Park, October 23 and October 30, from 2-6 pm. Firm, ripe, red apples, such as the organic varieties available from Morningstar make scrumptious caramel apples. Does anyone in the age of germ phobia still bob for apples? It was always a fun
Linda Heagy (left), founder of the local Stroke Support Group, was surprised with a check for $500 presented by Mary Lou Barnett, president of the Oroville Chapter of Royal Neighbors of America. SUBMITTED BY JOANNE MORRIS ROYAL NEIGHBORS OF AMERICA
The monthly meeting of the Oroville Chapter Of Royal Neighbors Of America was held last Wednesday at the Plaza Restaurant. At that meeting Linda Heagy, founder of the Oroville Stroke Support Group, was surprised with a check in the amount
Great turn out for propane fund fundraiser SUBMITTED BY SUSAN WISENER TONASKET EAGLES #3002
The modern rifle deer season is over for now, good luck to all that got their deer. We would like to thank Val and all her help for the great turn out for the spaghetti dinner and des-
ROYAL NEIGHBORS of $500. The check was presented by chapter president, Mary Lou Barnett and made possible through the Royal Neighbors Of Americaâ€™s Nation Of Neighbors Program. The Nation of Neighbors
TONASKET EAGLES sert auction for the propane fund. (Great Job). This Saturday Oct 25 we are having the Kids Halloween party from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. with lots of fun for the kids. Dress up and have a great time, you might be surprised. Saturday, Nov. 1 will be the Adult Halloween party with priz-
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North Valley Community Schools has a busy week scheduled! Coming up on Monday, Oct. 27 and Tuesday, Oct. 28 we have a special treat! Debbie Payne, Licensed Massage Practitioner and Certified Aromatouch Therapist, is traveling from Vancouver, Wash. to teach us about Essential Oils and Pain Management. Beginning Essential Oils: on Monday Oct. 27 Payne will be teaching us about therapeutic essential oils and how they can be used to improve health. Come learn about essential oils as a complimentary and/or alternative medicine. Pain Management: On Tuesday, Oct. 28 let her teach you how to manage your chronic pain using organic, all natural essential oils. This class will discuss the causes of chronic pain and how we often treat only the symptoms, and not the cause. Get in on this pain management class before Debbie leaves for home and we become Payneless once again! Beginning Acrylic Painting: On Thursday, Oct. 23 and Thursday, Oct. 30 learn the basics of Acrylic Painting. There is no right or wrong in painting, only
es and a live band, Mike Chappel and the Harley Hunks. Think ahead for the annual chili cook off, get out your meat, beans and spices. This event will be Saturday, Nov. 8. Pinochle scores from last Sunday are as follows: first place Gib McDougal, second place Gene Michels and low score to Wanda Sutherland. The last pinochle went to Cindy Jones and Coral Ross. We wish all those that may be ill a speedy recovery to good health. God bless all from The Biggest Little Eagles in the State.
support your community? Call Ellen Barttels at 476-2011. Save the Date! Coming up on Saturday, Nov 15 is the NVCS (hopefully) annual 50â€™s dance!
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Program awards financial grants to empower women who work to improve their life, the lives others and enrich their community. Linda was nominated by a member of the the Oroville Chapter. The Oroville Stroke Support Group meets once a month to provide knowledge and support to those who have experienced stroke as well as to their families who care and love them.
THE LEARNING TREE your creativity! Earn Your U.S. Citizenship: This is a four session class beginning Tuesday, Oct. 28. Prepare for the citizenship test and interview with materials provided from Immigration and Naturalization Services as well as online resources. Firewise Fire Protection: After a summer of wildfires North Valley Community Schools has teamed up with Okanogan County Conservation District to provide this class free of charge to all interested persons. Come learn how the FireWise system can help you assess the hazards in your area and remove or manage them, better help emergency personnel, and find resources that are available to help. Homes whose owners followed the FireWise system are still standing. This class takes place on Wednesday, Oct. 29. To sign up for these classes and more call Ellen at 476-2011. NVCS is seeking a member for the board of directors! Do you have fresh ideas? Opinions? A little spare time and a desire to
Monday night pinochle started back up in Molson SUBMITTED BY MARIANNE KNIGHT HIGHLANDS CORRESPONDENT
Pinochle has started on Monday nights in Molson at 7 p.m. in the Grange Hall. Here are the winners for the first week. The highâ€™s went to Clayton Emry and Judy Ripley. The Lowâ€™s went to Harold Harper and Evelyn Dull. There was not a Traveling award this week. There were 32 players for this first week. Get your friends together and join in the fun. The next Bingo night at the Molson Grange will be on Friday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. Bingo is always on the first and third Fridays of the month. We had a little trouble getting it right last week. We hope that no one was inconvenienced. The Harvest Supper in Havillah Reach
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part of fall parties when I was younger, and a great occasion to make a good clean mess. Other fall treats include a variety of winter squash; acorn, Hubbard, and spaghetti to name a few. And donâ€™t forget the pumpkins! A jolly jack-o-lantern gives a true seasonal flair to any porch or entryway. These and other late produce can be found at the booths of market regulars; Dharma Farms; Leaping Sheep, Capote Family Farm, etc. Baked
HILLTOP COMMENTS will be on Saturday, Oct. 25 with Fellowship starting at 4:30 p.m. and dinner will be served from p.m. to 7 p.m. Bring your favorite salad or dessert to share. This is a good potluck so donâ€™t miss it. There will be a Fiber Class at the Molson Grange. This is the first time in the State of Washington. The North American Wool Co-op (N.A.W.C ) is hoping to help restart the fiber Industry in Washington. For more information check out www.fibersorting.com. Classes are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 1,2,3 and 4. On Nov. 2 there will be a shearing demonstration and the class will be grading fleeces that day also. For answers to your questions please call Sally Facer at 509485- 3262. The Molson Grange had their Harvest Potluck on Oct 18. It was a traditional Thanksgiving
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goods, preserves, and crafts are always in season. So come enjoy the outdoor market and the crisp fall weather. This is where we part company until next May, right? Not so! Margie, Tonasket Farmers Market manager still has a few tricks up her sleeve. For the first time ever, the market is moving indoors. There are four dates planned, November 6 and 20 and December 4 and 18, from 2:006:00 at The Community Cultural Center of Tonasket. There are still openings for vendors, so if you have produce or artistic talent consider giving us all a treat by sharing it at the indoor market. For the best of treats, indoors or out, come to the market. See you there!
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OKANOGAN VALLEY LIFE COMMUNITY CALENDAR RICHARDSON, POLLARD AND BELL PERFORM AT ESTHER BRICQUES
OROVILLE - Thursday evening, Oct. 23 brings Denny Richardson, Steve Pollard and Steve Bell live to the stage at Esther Bricques Winery with tunes, lyrics, and instrumentals. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Light refreshments are available. Esther Bricques Winery is located at 42 Swanson Mill Road, Oroville. For more information, please call the winery at 509-476-2861.
VETERANS TOWN HALL MEETING
TONASKET - The Governorâ€™s Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee will be holding a Veterans Town Hall on Thursday, Oct. 23 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Community Cultural Center, 411 Western Ave, Tonasket. Community partners and service providers will be sharing how they are serving Veterans and their families from the area. The VAAC â€“ under the leadership of 2014/15 Chair Richard Marcelynas â€“ is composed of 17 members and advises the Governor and the director of the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) on issues and programs concerning veterans. Call 1-800-562-0132 option 1 for additional information.
CONCERT SERIES PRESENTS THE BILLS
OSOYOOS - The Osoyoos Concert series presents The Bills on Thursday, Oct. 23 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The Bills are a high impact, acoustic folk music quintet from the West Coast. The concert is at the Osoyoos Secondary School Mini Theatre located at 115 Street, Osoyoos, BC. Tickets available at Imperial Office in Osoyoos or Sundance Video in Oliver. $23 in advance or $25 at the door. For more information see: www.thebills.ca.
FIRE AND FORESTS
TONASKET - There will be a Humanities Washington presentation at the Community Cultural Center in Tonasket on Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. â€œFire and Forests, East of the Cascade Divideâ€? presented by John Marshall, Fire ecology photographer for the U.S. Forest Service. This will be a conversation about the past philosophies and future policies of forest fire management in Eastern
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A sincere thank you to those volunteers who make our lounge such a wonderful success! Marilyn Finsen has been the lounge manager for many years now and her services are greatly appreciated! Marilyn Finsen and Marilyn Oliver have started up the Hamburger and French Fries sales from 5 p.m.
Oven incident doesnâ€™t end in disaster SUBMITTED BY JAMES GUTSCHMIDT PRESIDENT â€“ OROVILLE SENIOR CENTER
It is Friday morning, the air is crisp and the sky is another shade of blue. The aspens are yellowing with fallâ€Ś But? What is that black cloud on the horizon? Itâ€™s the phone. RRRing! Itâ€™s Ken Zimmerly calling from the center in a panic. â€œThe ovenâ€™s blowing black smoke. I canâ€™t cook the chicken.â€? â€œAre you going to shut it down?â€? I asked. â€œNo weâ€™ll figure it out.â€? he answers, his voice trailing offâ€Ś Surely enough, he managed, but had to cook at low, low temps.
Washington. This is a FREE event. Refreshments will be served by donation to the CCC. Call 486-1328 for additional information.
LAST OROVILLE FARMERSâ€™ MARKET OF 2014 SEASON
OROVILLE - The final Oroville Farmersâ€™ Market for 2014 will be Saturday, Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. New vendors are welcome and your booth fee will benefit the Oroville Public Library. For more info call 509-476-2096.
TUNK VALLEY GRANGE HALLOWEEN PARTY
RIVERSIDE - A potluck and childrenâ€™s Halloween party will be held on Sunday, Oct. 26 at 6 p.m. at Tunk Valley Grange, 106 Knox Road, Riverside.
FREE COMMUNITY MEAL
TONASKET - This months Free Community Meal will be Sunday, Oct. 26, at the Community Cultural Center of Tonasket. Donations are always welcome. Dinner will be served from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. These meals are held the last Sunday of every month, and prepared by Val Welles and a crew of volunteers.
FIRST AID & CPR CLASS
OROVille - There will be a First Aid and CPR Class on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 27, 28 and 29 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Oroville Grade School Library. Bring a pillow the first night. For more information call Ben Hylton at 509-223-3412.
LAKE OSOYOOS WATER LEVEL MEETING WITH IJC
OROVILLE - The International Osoyoos Lake Board of Control is holding its annual public meeting regarding the regulation of Osoyoos Lake water levels and the related operation of Zosel Dam by the State of Washington under the International Joint Commissionâ€™s Orders of Approval. The meeting will take place on on Tuesday, Oct. 28 at the Oroville High School Commons from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Board will provide an overview of 2014 lake levels to date and invite comments, concerns and questions from the
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OROVILLE SENIOR NEWS They were delightfully delicious, as usual. Saturday morning, my expert repair friend from Tacoma, Dan, told me what to do. (He just happened to drop by.) I cleaned the burners with a wire, and then thoroughly washing them in the dishwasher to clean the grease and soot. The other day, slithering on toes and elbows, in the crawl space, braving snakes and spiders, and waving away webs with a stick, I opened the sewer connection for the water softener. Much dirt and grime later. Oh, the life of the president. What adventure.
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all day on Friday, Oct. 31 at Oroville City Hall.
SCHOOL RETIREES ASSOC. MEETING
OROVILLE BOOSTER CLUB AUCTION
OMAK - The Okanogan County School Retireesâ€™ Association will hold a no-host luncheon meeting at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28, at Koala Street Grill, 914 Koala St, Omak. State Rep. Joel Kretz, 7th Legislative District, will speak. Information at 509-422-2954.
STROKE SUPPORT GROUP OPEN HOUSE
OROVILLE - There will be a Stroke Support Group Open House on World Stroke Day, Wednesday, Oct 29 at 10:30 a.m. at the Youth Center at 607 Central Ave. in Oroville (adjacent to the Free Methodist Church). World Stroke Day is observed on Oct. 29 to underscore the serious nature and high rates of stroke, to raise awareness of the prevention and treatment of the condition, and ensure better care and support for survivors. Everyone is invited. Materials will be available. There will be refreshments.
RANDY BATTLE BLUZ BAND ON FOR HALLOWEEN
OROVILLE - Upcoming performances at Esther Bricques Winery include The Randy Battle Bluz Band in a Halloween Edition on Thursday, Oct. 30, followed by Sandy Vaughn and Reed Engle slated for Thursday, Nov. 6, music begins at 6:30 p.m. For more information, please call the winery at 509 476-2861 or visit the Events page at www.estherbricques.com. Esther Bricques Winery is located at 42 Swanson Mill Rd., Oroville.
OROVILLE BUSINESS TRICK OR TREAT
OROVILLE - The Oroville Businesses Trick or Treat for the Kids is on Friday, Oct. 31 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Flyers and the Trick or Treat signs will be in windows or doors of those businesses that will be handing out treats to the kids.
RETIREMENT PARTY FOR OROVILLE CLERK KATHY JONES
OROVILLE - The City of Oroville is inviting people to help celebrate City Clerk Kathy Jonesâ€™ retirement
ly have indoor tailgate parties. Check with the lounge for details 509-476-2761. There is also free Wi Fi within the Post. The lounge will be hosting a costume Halloween Party on Friday, Oct. 31 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Potluck will start at 6 p.m. and costume judging will take place at 9:30 p.m. Our legion building got a new roof installed and lots of fixer-up projects done. Thanks to Louie Wilson, Rolly and Kerry Clark and family for all the work they did taking off the old roof. That saved the post a lot of money. See you at the Post! You should all try it. That reminds me. Down at the County Association, we are progressing prudently, and most everything is going, somewhat, well. Please, prayers. Daly Zita, playing piano last Friday, was well appreciated. Also, Joy Lawson and company from Canada entertained us in the afternoon. What a joy. By the way, if anyone would like to donate a well tuned piano, let us know. Then, I watched one golden Aspen leaf wishfully fluttering, gently to the ground, to gracefully wither away in October. Pinochle results from last Saturday: Door Prize: Danny Wieterick. Most pinochles: Joe Van Sant. High man: Ed Craig. High woman: Danny Wieterick. More next week.
OROVILLE - The Oroville Booster Club live and silent auction will take place Saturday, Nov. 1 at the American Legion Hall in Oroville. The silent auction starts at 5 p.m. and the live auction starts at 6 p.m. There are several items to bid on again this year, including an autographed Russell Wilson jersey in shadow box, load of firewood, crushed rock, concrete/stamped patio and more. The money from the auction goes to support extracurricular academic and athletic youth programs within the Oroville schools.
COMMUNITY COAT CLOSET
OROVILLE - The Sixth annual Community Coat Closet sponsored by the Oroville Royal Neighbors Of America will be help on Saturday, Nov. 1 from 9:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m. at the Depot Museum. Warm winter coats for those in need will be available for children and adult - inventory is limited. If you have gently used winter jackets to donate please call Joanne Morris at 509-476-3882 for further information.
TONASKET CCC AUCTION
TONASKET - Saturday, Nov. 1 is the annual Community Cultural Center
Auction. Rich Fewkes and Trygve Culp will work together for the live auction; silent auction begins at 4:30 p.m. Dinner for $10 will be at 6 p.m. Live auction begins at 7 p.m. The proceeds will benefit the CCCâ€™s general fund for winter expenses; there will be a special appeal for the front of building remodel. Credit Cards will be accepted as well as cash and checks. Call 509-486-2061 to donate items or for more info.
ADULT FLU CLINIC
Confluence Health is offering seasonal flu vaccination* clinics during these special hours:
October 25, 2014 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Confluence Health | Tonasket Clinic 17 S. Western Ave., Tonasket, WA No appointment or invitation necessary - open to all adults Seasonal flu vaccinations are $28 - we can bill your insurance. *While supplies last.
OROVILLE COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS BAZAAR
OROVILLE - The Borderlands Historical Society will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 11 for a Membership Meeting night at 7 p.m. at the Oroville Depot. Contact email@example.com for more info.
OROVILLE - Get a head start to your Christmas celebrations at the Oroville Community Christmas Bazaar on Friday Nov. 21, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This yearâ€™s bazaar is hosted by the OHS Future Business Leaders of America in the Oroville Grade School Gymnasium. Artisans, crafters and other vendors are encouraged to contact Susan at 509-476-2427 for more information. Registrations forms are available at the Oroville Public Library, Oroville Elementary School, Oroville High School, Oroville City Hall and Hughes Department Store.
MORE TO LIFE FUNDRAISER
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More to Life, a local non-profit dedicated to serving the areaâ€™s youth, is holding its third annual fundraiser in the Tonasket High School Commons on Friday, Nov. 14, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Best known for its Friday night 5th Quarter events, the organization is working toward building a youth center in the Tonasket area to provide social, athletic and educational opportunities as well as combat some of the issues teens face. The program will include entertainment provided by area youth, a catered dinner and a dessert auction. Cost is $10 at the door ($5 for children 10 and under). Contact Darin or Elaina Halvorsen at
TONASKET - The Tonasket Food Bank operates every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the old Sargeâ€™s Burger Bunker, 101 Hwy. 97 N. For more information, contact Debbie Roberts at (509) 486-2192.
OROVILLE FOOD BANK
OROVILLE - The Oroville food bank operates every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., excluding holidays, in the basement of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. For more info, call Jeff Austin at (509) 476-3978 or Sarah Umana at (509) 476-2386.
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OROVILLE Faith Lutheran Church WK ,URQZRRG2URYLOOHÂ‡ Sunday Worship 9:00 a.m. â€œO taste and see that the Lord is good!â€? Pastor Dan KunkelÂ‡'HDFRQ'DYH:LOGHUPXWK
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church 1715 Main Street Oroville 9:00 a.m. English Mass every Sunday 1:00 p.m. Spanish Mass every Sunday Father Jose MaldonadoÂ‡476-2110
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Oroville Ward 33420 Highway 97 509-476-2740 Sunday, 10:00 a.m. Visitors are warmly welcomed
Oroville United Methodist )LU2URYLOOHÂ‡ Worship on Sunday at 10:00 a.m. Visit us on the web: www.OrovilleUMC.org Leon L. Alden, Pastor
Valley Christian Fellowship
CHESAW Chesaw Community Bible Church NondenominationalÂ‡Everyone Welcome Every Sunday 10:30 a.m. to Noon Pastor Duane ScheidemantleÂ‡485-3826
MOLSON Community Christian Fellowship Molson Grange, Molson Sunday 10 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. :HGQHVGD\SP%LEOH6WXG\ â€œFor by grace are ye saved through faith...â€? Eph. 2:8-9 â€œ...lovest thou me...Feed my lambs...John 21:1-17
RIVERSIDE Riverside Lighthouse - Assembly of God 102 Tower Street 6XQGD\%LEOH6WXG\DP Sunday Worship 11:00am & 6:30pm Wednesday- family Night 6:30pm Pastor Vern & Anita Weaver Ph. 509-826-4082
TONASKET Tonasket Bible Church
Pastor Randy McAllister 10 6th East and WhitcombÂ‡509-429-2948 (DVW2URYLOOH5GÂ‡ Pastor Stephen WilliamsÂ‡www.tonasketbiblechurch.org Â‡6XQGD\6FKRRO$GXOW 7HHQV DP Sun. Worship Service 9:30 am 0RUQLQJ:RUVKLSDPÂ‡6XQ(YHQLQJ:RUVKLSSP Sun. Christian Education Hour 11 amÂ‡Sun. Eve. Service 6 pm Sunday School & Childrenâ€™s Church K-6 â€œSANCTIFY THEM IN TRUTH; YOUR 9:45 to 1:00 p.m. Open to Community! WORD IS TRUTH.â€? JOHN 17:17 Located at Kid City 142 East Oroville Â‡:HGQHVGD\(YHQLQJ:RUVKLSSP
Holy Rosary Catholic Church
Trinity Episcopal 602 Central Ave., Oroville Sunday School & Services 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist: 1st, 3rd, & 5thÂ‡Morning Prayer: 2nd & 4th Healing Service: 1st Sunday The Reverend Marilyn Wilder 476-3629 :DUGHQÂ‡
Church of Christ No appointment needed.
509-557-9352 for more information.
Ironwood & 12th, OrovilleÂ‡476-3926 Sunday School 10 a.m.Â‡Sunday Worship 11 a.m. :HGQHVGD\%LEOH6WXG\SP
Seventh-Day Adventist 10th & Main, Oroville - 509-476-2552 %LEOH6WXG\6DWDPÂ‡Worship: Sat. 11 a.m. Pastor Tony RiveraÂ‡509-557-6146
Oroville Free Methodist 1516 Fir StreetÂ‡476.2311 Sunday School 9:15 am Worship Service 10:15am RIÂżFH#RURYLOOHIPFRUJ 3DVWRU5RG%URZQ
NEW Hope Bible Fellowship Service Time: Sun., 10:30 a.m. z Wed., 6:30 p.m. (VWXGLRGHOD%LEOLDHQHVSDxRO0DUWHVSP 923 Main St.Â‡RFEI#\PDLOFRP Mark Fast, Pastor ZZZ%URWKHU2I7KH6RQFRP
1st & Whitcomb Ave., Tonasket 11 a.m. English Mass every Sunday 7:00 p.m. Spanish Mass every Saturday Father Jose MaldonadoÂ‡476-2110
Immanuel Lutheran Church 1608 Havillah Rd., TonasketÂ‡509-485-3342 6XQ:RUVKLSDPÂ‡%LEOH6WXG\ 6XQ6FKRRO â€œFor it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God--not by works, so that no one can boast.â€? -Eph. 2:8-9
â€œTo every generation.â€? Celebrating 100 years 1905-2005
Crossroads Meeting Place Tonasket Foursquare Church
415-A S. Whitcomb Ave.Â‡Pastor George Conkle Sunday: 10 a.m. (509) 486-2000Â‡cell: (509) 429-1663
Tonasket Community UCC 24 E. 4th, TonasketÂ‡486-2181
â€œA biblically based, thoughtful group of Christian Peopleâ€?
Sunday Worship at 11 a.m.
Whitestone Church of the Brethren 577 Loomis-Oroville Rd., Tonasket. 846-4278 9:15am Praise Singing. 9:30am Worship Service 10:45am Sunday school for all ages
Ellisforde Church of the Brethren 32116 Hwy. 97, Tonasket. 10am Sunday School. 11am Worship Service â€œContinuing the work of Jesus...simply, peacefully, togetherâ€?
Loomis Community Church Main Street in Loomis 9:45 a.m. Sunday School 11 a.m. Worship Service 3DVWRU%RE+DVNHOO Information: 509-223-3542
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OKANOGAN VALLEY GAZETTE-TRIBUNE | OCTOBER 23, 2014
COPS & COURTS CRIMINAL
Jesse Leander Abrahamson, 19, Omak, pleaded guilty Oct. 7 to delivery of a controlled substance (heroin). Abrahamson was sentenced to 12-plus months LQSULVRQDQGĂ€QHGIRU the Jan. 27 crime. Eric Allen Harbin, 24, Tonasket, pleaded guilty Oct. 14 to seconddegree burglary and third-degree theft. Harbin was sentenced to PRQWKVLQSULVRQDQGĂ€QHG IRUWKH$XJFULPHV 5DFKHO'DZQ0RUDOHV2URYLOOH pleaded guilty Oct. 14 to tampering with a witness. The court dismissed a charge of seconddegree assault (strangulation) (DV). Morales was sentenced WRWZRPRQWKVLQMDLODQGĂ€QHG IRUWKH-XQHFULPH $VKOH\&DUROLQH+XQHU2NDQRgan, pleaded guilty Oct. 14 to Ă€UVWGHJUHHFULPLQDOWUHVSDVVLQJ and forgery. Huner was senWHQFHGWRGD\VLQMDLOZLWK GD\VVXVSHQGHGDQGĂ€HQG IRUWKH0D\FULPHV 6DPXHO&RUPLHU'XEH/DYDO Quebec, pleaded guilty Oct. 14 to three counts of POCS (one each of heroin, cocaine and phencyclidine) and one count of attempted POCS (with intent) (MDMA). Dube was sentenced to nine PRQWKVLQMDLODQGĂ€QHG The crimes occurred July 28 at the Oroville Port of Entry. 7KHFRXUWGLVPLVVHG2FWDKDUDVVment (threats to kill) charge against Getulio Hernandez GarFLD2NDQRJDQ7KHFKDUJH was dismissed without prejudice. The court found probable cause to FKDUJH'DYLG/HVOLH/RXLV Omak, with intimidating a witness and fourth-degree assault. The crimes allegedly occurred Oct. 2. The court found probable cause to FKDUJH6KDOLQ($OOWXV5LYHUVLGHZLWKĂ€UVWGHJUHHDJJUDYDWHG PXUGHUĂ€UVWGHJUHHUREEHU\WKHIW of a motor vehicle, two counts of WKHIWRIDĂ€UHDUPDQGWZRFRXQWV RIXQODZIXOSRVVHVVLRQRIDĂ€UHarm (juvenile in possession). The crimes allegedly occurred between 6HSWDQG2FW The court found probable cause to charge Parker M. Bachtold, 5LYHUVLGHZLWKĂ€UVWGHJUHH DJJUDYDWHGPXUGHUĂ€UVWGHJUHH robbery, theft of a motor vehicle, WZRFRXQWVRIWKHIWRIDĂ€UHDUP and two counts of unlawful SRVVHVVLRQRIDĂ€UHDUPMXYHQLOH in possession). The crimes allegHGO\RFFXUUHGEHWZHHQ6HSW and Oct. 1. The court found probable cause to charge Brent McNeil BleakQH\2PDNZLWKVHFRQG degree theft (access device), three counts of second-degree ID theft, and six counts of third-degree theft. The crimes allegedly occurred between Oct. DQG The court found probable cause to charge Joshua Robert Munsey, 21, Okanogan, with seconddegree assault (strangulation). The crime allegedly occurred 2FW
21 years of age. The girl was sentenced to two days in detenWLRQDQGĂ€QHGIRUWKH$SULO 12 crime. $\HDUROG2URYLOOHJLUOSOHDGHG JXLOW\2FWWRKDUDVVPHQW Ă€UVWRIIHQVH 7KHJLUOZDVVHQtenced to eight days in detention with credit for eight days served, DQGĂ€QHGIRUWKH6HSW crime. A 12-year-old Omak girl pleaded JXLOW\2FWWRUHVLGHQWLDO burglary and third-degree theft. 7KHJLUOZDVVHQWHQFHGWR days in detention with credit for GD\VVHUYHGDQGĂ€QHG for the Aug. 7 crimes. A restitution hearing was scheduled for Dec. 17.
The state Department of Labor and Industry assessed the following businesses for unpaid workersâ€™ compensation taxes, penalties DQGĂ€QHV0F&XHQDQG-RQHV Construction LLC, Okanogan, )LGGOHU)HQFLQJ//& 2PDN/DZUHQFH&RQstruction Services of Washington //& The state Department of Revenue assessed Badger Excavating and Construction Inc., Tonasket, IRUXQSDLGWD[HV SHQDOWLHVDQGĂ€QHV The state Department of Labor and Industry assessed the following individuals for overpayment of XQHPSOR\PHQWEHQHĂ€WVSHQDOWLHVDQGĂ€QHV7\OHU%XFKDQDQ 2NDQRJDQ-DVRQ5 $GNLQV2PDN'DYLG &6XOOLYDQ2PDN
DISTRICT COURT %UDQGRQ6KHD0DUFKDQG Okanogan, guilty of third-degree DWLS. Marchand was senWHQFHGWRGD\VLQMDLOZLWK GD\VVXVSHQGHGDQGĂ€QHG Joseph Edward McEthmar, 49, Okanogan, guilty of third-degree DWLS. McEthmar received a GD\VXVSHQGHGVHQWHQFHDQG Ă€QHG -HUU\5D\0HDUV-U5LYHUVLGH guilty of third-degree theft. 0HDUVUHFHLYHGDGD\VXVSHQGHGVHQWHQFHDQGĂ€QHG 5DFKHO'DZQ0RUDOHV2URYLOOH guilty of third-degree DWLS. 0RUDOHVUHFHLYHGDGD\VXVSHQGHGVHQWHQFHDQGĂ€QHG /DUU\-RH1HZVRPH-U2PDN had a fourth-degree assault charge dismissed. Newsome was Ă€QHG 0LVW\)UDQFLQH2UQHODV2URYLOOH guilty of second-degree DWLS. 2UQHODVUHFHLYHGDGD\ VXVSHQGHGVHQWHQFHDQGĂ€QHG 5RVDOLR5DPLUH](]TXLYHOKDG DFKDUJHGLVPLVVHGQRYDOLG operatorâ€™s license without ID. Nathan Shane Rayburn, 28, Omak, had a fourth-degree assault charge dismissed. Rayburn was Ă€QHG Nicolas Renteria, no middle name listed, 18, Okanogan, had an obstruction charge dismissed.
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$\HDUROG2PDNER\SOHDGHG guilty Sept. 24 to third-degree theft. He was sentenced Oct. 8 to GD\VLQGHWHQWLRQDQGĂ€QHG IRUWKH6HSWFULPH$ restitution hearing was scheduled for Dec. 17. A 17-year-old Okanogan boy pleaded guilty Oct. 8 to MIP/C and minor frequenting an off-limits area. The boy was sentenced to two days in detention with credit IRUWZRGD\VVHUYHGDQGĂ€QHG IRUWKH$XJFULPHV,Q a separate case, the same boy pleaded guilty Oct. 8 to minor in a public place exhibiting effects of liquor. For that crime, he was sentenced to three days in detention with credit for one GD\VHUYHGDQGĂ€QHG7KDW FULPHRFFXUUHG-XO\ A 14-year-old Omak boy pleaded guilty Oct. 8 to fourth-degree assault. He was sentenced to 14 days in detention with credit for GD\VVHUYHGDQGĂ€QHG IRUWKH$XJFULPH $\HDUROG2PDNER\SOHDGHG guilty Oct. 8 to disorderly conduct. The boy was sentenced to GD\VLQGHWHQWLRQZLWKFUHGLW IRUGD\VVHUYHGDQGĂ€QHG IRUWKH6HSWFULPH $\HDUROG2NDQRJDQJLUOSOHDGHG guilty Oct. 8 to possession of marijuana by a person under
MONDAY, OCT. 13, 2014
DWLS on N. Railroad Ave. in Okanogan. Trespassing on Evans Lake Rd. near Riverside. Theft on Bide-a-Wee Rd. near Omak. Air compressor reported missing. Littering on Bentham Rd. near Omak. Domestic dispute on Skyview Dr. near Omak. Domestic dispute on W. Fourth Ave. in Omak. Warrant arrest on Oak St. in Omak. Drugs on S. Ash St. in Omak. Harassment on Apple Lane near Omak. Burglary on Elm St. in Oroville. Theft on Main St. in Oroville. -HQQLIHU/RXLVH%DOOHVWHURV booked on an OCSO FTA warrant for delivery of a controlled substance. &KHUU\O$QQ*UDQWERRNHGIRU violation of release conditions. 'DQDLO-RVHSK1HZERRNHGIRU fourth-degree assault (DV), third-degree malicious mischief (DV), and unlawful imprisonment (DV).
TUESDAY, OCT. 14, 2014
Domestic dispute on S. Second Ave. in Okanogan.
Warrant arrest on Hwy. 97 near Omak. Violation of a no-contact order on Clarkson Mill Rd. near Tonasket. DWLS on W. Fourth St. in Tonasket. Loitering on N. Third Ave. in Okanogan. Theft on W. River Rd. near Omak. Assault on Old Highland Lane near Loomis. Assault on Bighorn Dr. near Loomis. Automobile theft on S. Fourth Ave. in Okanogan. Fraud on Central Ave. in Oroville. Theft on S. Fourth Ave. in Okanogan. Vehicle prowl on S. Fifth Ave. in Okanogan. Harassment on S. Second Ave. in Okanogan. Found property on Bide-A-Wee Rd. near Omak. Bicycle recovered. Burglary on S. Second Ave. in Okanogan. Laptop reported missing. Theft on Omache Dr. in Omak. Violation of a no-contact order on S. Ash St. in Omak. Road rage on Engh Rd. near Omak. Malicious mischief on Oak St. in Omak. Theft on W. Apple Ave. in Omak. Tablet computer reported missing. Fraud on Main St. in Oroville. Fraud on Cherry St. in Oroville. One-vehicle crash on S. Western Ave. in Tonasket. No injuries reported. Harassment on E. Seventh St. in Tonasket. Theft on E. Seventh St. in Tonasket. Blake Forrest Lannoye, 29, booked for third-degree DWLS and an Omak Police Department FTA warrant for third-degree DWLS. Brandon Lee Parks, 22, booked on DQ2&62)7$ZDUUDQWIRUĂ€UVW degree DWLS. Jesse Leander Abrahamson, 19, court commitment for distribution of a controlled substance (heroin). Darryle Leeann George, 22, booked for DUI and third-degree DWLS. Juan Medina Manuel, 19, booked on a warrant for contempt of drug court.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 15, 2014
One-vehicle crash on Omak-Riverside Eastside Rd. near Omak. No injuries reported. Vehicle prowl on S. Fifth Ave. in Okanogan. Violation of a no-contact order on N. Fourth Ave. in Okanogan. Assault on S. Second Ave. in Okanogan. Assault on S. Fifth Ave. in Okanogan. Mudslide on Larsen Rd. near Okanogan. Assault on Broser Way near Tonasket. Custodial interference on Skyview Dr. near Omak. Malicious mischief on N. Fir St. in Omak. Violation of a no-contact order on Elderberry Ave. in Omak. Harassment on Ninth Ave. in Oroville. Assault on S. Whitcomb Ave. in Tonasket. Fraud on S. Whitcomb Ave. in Tonasket.
BREWSTER â€“ A Wenatchee man who had slowed to make a turn off SR97 was struck by another vehicle resulting in injuries that sent him to Three Rivers Hospital by ambulance. Johnnie L. Brooks, 21, was GULYLQJ KLV &KHYUROHW 6 pickup northbound about four miles north of Brewster on 6XQGD\ 2FW DW DP He had slowed to make a legal left turn when Michael M. Wolff, /DQJOH\:DVKDOVRKHDGLQJ northbound, attempted to pass Brooks and struck his vehicle, according to Washington State Patrol Trooper Brett Lovell. Wolff, who was driving a 'RGJH SLFNXS ZDV uninjured. He was charged by Trooper Lovell with â€œfollowing to close.â€? Both vehicles had reportable
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Omak woman charged with DUI NESPELEM â€“ An Omak woman who rolled her vehicle about five miles north of Nespelem on Saturday, Oct. 18 was later charged with Driving Under the Influence.
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FRIDAY, OCT. 17, 2014
Harassment on Hoss Dr. near Tonasket. One-vehicle hit-and-run crash on S. First Ave. in Okanogan. Building reported damaged. Burglary on Elmway in Okanogan. One-vehicle crash on Loomis-Oroville Rd. near Tonasket. Vehicle struck guard rail. No injuries reported. Warrant arrest on River Ave. in Okanogan. Trespassing on Cartwright Dr. near Tonasket. Fraud on Duck Lake Rd. near Omak. Weapons offense on Greenacres Rd. near Riverside. Burglary on Omak Ave. in Omak. Two-vehicle crash on Dayton St. in Omak. No injuries reported. Domestic dispute on E. Dewberry Ave. in Omak. Disorderly conduct on Riverside Dr. in Omak. Violation of a no-contact order on S. Granite St. in Omak. Warrant arrest on Main St. in Oroville. Malicious mischief on Central Ave. in Oroville. Theft on W. Fifth St. in Tonasket. &KDUOHV'DYLG&R[ERRNHGRQ an OCSO FTA warrant for thirddegree DWLS. %LOO&HSKDV%HGDUGERRNHGRQ a DOC secretaryâ€™s warrant for POCS. Devon Lee Goodrich, 21, booked with POCS with intent to deliver (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia and second-degree rendering criminal assistance (bond revoked). -DPHV&RUZLQ+REHQERRNHGRQ a DOC secretaryâ€™s warrant.
Sex offender registry on Oak St. in Omak. Fraud on Box Spring Dr. near Tonasket. Violation of a no-contact order on S. First Ave. in Okanogan. Domestic dispute on Kimberly Ln. near Omak. DWLS on Apple Way Rd. near Okanogan. Violation of a no-contact order on S. Main St. in Omak. Theft on Dayton St. in Omak. 6WUXFWXUHĂ€UHRQ('HZEHUU\$YH in Omak. Assault on Mill Dr. in Tonasket. 0HUFHGHV$QQH2Âˇ'HOOERRNHG for violation of a no-contact order. 0LVWLD$OLFLD&ODUNERRNHGRQDQ Omak Police Department FTA warrant for third-degree theft. Eduardo Miguel Lara, 24, DOC detainer. (UQHVWR(GZDUGR0HQGH]/HRQ DOC detainer. Benjamin Chavez Delacruz, 29, court commitment for DUI. Alexandra Hockman, no middle QDPHOLVWHGERRNHGIRU
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near Okanogan. Public intoxication on Elmway in Okanogan. Burglary on Hendrick Rd. near Omak. Warrant arrest on S. Ash St. in Omak. Warrant arrest on S. Main St. in Omak. Violation of a no-contact order on Fir St. in Oroville. Domestic dispute on Summit Dr. near Oroville. -RVH*XDGDOXSH3DWLQR0HMLD booked for POCS (methamphetamine). John Andrew Hilderbrand, 21, booked on an OCSO FTA warrant for MIP/C. (GZDUG$OOHQ.HOOHUERRNHGIRU second-degree DWLS. David John Smith, 42, booked for fourth-degree assault (DV) and third-degree malicious mischief (DV). -XVWLQ0LNHO3HDUVRQERRNHGIRU violation of a no-contact order (DV). 7HUU\/HH=ROOHUERRNHGRQDQ 2&62)7$ZDUUDQWIRUĂ€UVW degree negligent driving. .DULVVD0DULH=DPXGLRERRNHG for fourth-degree assault (DV). 0RQJR-HUU\/RGL5HQLRQ booked on a Tribal FTA warrant for third-degree theft. Shelby Larissa Gorr, 21, booked on two Omak Police Department )7$ZDUUDQWVWKLUGGHJUHHWKHIW and hit-and-run.
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SUNDAY, OCT. 19, 2014
Violation of a no-contact order on Clarkson Mill Rd. near Tonasket. Burglary on E. Fifth Ave. in Omak. Violation of a no-contact order on S. First Ave. in Okanogan. Warrant arrest on Hwy. 97 near Oroville. Warrant arrest on Queen St. on Okanogan. Burglary on Rodeo Trail Rd. near Okanogan. Warrant arrest on Railroad St. in Omak.
SATURDAY, OCT. 18, 2014
$QJHOD'*DWHVZDVGULYLQJVRXWKERXQGRQ65DW a.m. when she left the roadway WR WKH ULJKW DQG UROOHG KHU Toyota Highlander, which came to a rest on its top in the roadway, according to Washington State Patrol Trooper Ted Shook. Gates was transported by ambulance to Coulee Community Hospital where she was treated for her injuries and the SUV was impounded to Jackson Towing.
Recovered vehicle on Hubbert Rd. near Omak. Warrant arrest on Okoma Dr. in Omak. Assault on S. Fourth Ave. in Okanogan. Vehicle prowl at Sweat Creek Campground near Tonasket. Violation of a no-contact order on Havillah Rd. near Tonasket. 7KHIWRQ+Z\QHDU7RQDVNHW Malicious mischief on N. Fir St. in 2PDN*UDIĂ€WLUHSRUWHG Burglary on Engh Rd. in Omak. Warrant arrest on Golden St. in Oroville. 0DOLFLRXVPLVFKLHIRQ+Z\QHDU Tonasket. ':/6RQ+Z\QHDU7RQDVNHW Jodi Ann Nanamkin, 28, booked for POCS (heroin) and POCS (methamphetamine). Joseph Enery Dagnon, 48, booked on three counts of violation of a no-contact order. Gail Alice Sheena-Garnica, 49, booked on an Oroville Police Department FTA warrant for third-degree DWLS. Cheyenne Rochelle Lezard, 19, booked on three Omak Police Department FTA warrants, all for third-degree theft. -RVKXD0LFDHO&KDSD'2& detainer, a Tribal warrant for theft and a Superior Court FTA warrant for POCS. 0HOYLQ)D\5DQFNERRNHGIRU POCS (methamphetamine) and a DOC warrant. Tyler Lee Shelton, 24, booked on a Superior Court FTA warrant for POCS. Lacey Ann Picard, 24, booked for second-degree burglary and third-degree theft.
Assault on Apple Way Rd. near Okanogan. Domestic dispute on Engh Rd. near Omak. Warrant arrest on Sour Dough Creek Rd. near Tonasket. DWLS on Conconully Rd. near Okanogan. Violation of a no-contact order on S. First Ave. in Okanogan. Burglary on S. Third Ave. in Okanogan. Violation of a no-contact order on Hwy. 7 near Tonasket. Domestic dispute on S. Third Ave. in Okanogan. Harassment on Westlake Rd. near Oroville. Threats on Cameron Lake Loop Rd.
THURSDAY, OCT. 16, 2014
Washington State Patrol Collision sends driver to hospital
fourth-degree assault (DV). Lynn Michelle Stanley, 44, booked for second-degree DWLS. Falina Storm, no middle name listed, 28, booked for violation of a nocontact order.
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OCTOBER 23, 2014 | OKANOGAN VALLEY GAZETTE-TRIBUNE
SPORTS RUNNERS HIT THEIR STRIDE AT LAKE OSOYOOS
Tigers set for showdown Tonasket victory over sets stage for Okanogan game with title implications In the event of a three-way, since all three teams are advancing to the playoffs, seeding MANSON - Tonasket contin- would be determined by the preued its road-grading ways, rush- season number draw (rather than ing for more than 400 yards to by a mini-playoff). In that event, key a 48-6 victory at Manson on Tonasket would take the No. 2 seed. Friday, Oct. 17. To get to this point, the Tigers The victory set the stage for had to take care the Tigers’ of business on final Central Friday, which Wa s h i n g t o n they did in the League North first half as Division game “(Okanogan is) really they rolled to a of the season. good. They can score 34-0 lead at the Okanogan break. comes to quickly and we need “We domiTonasket, and to limit their explosive nated the first the Bulldogs, half,” Hawkins Tigers and plays.” said. “We made Brewster all Jay Hawkins, a few mistakes still have Tonasket Football Coach in the third league title quarter. But we aspirations ridhave made a ing on the conlot of progress test. “They are really good, “said mentally in the last few weeks.” At Manson, Jorge Juarez rushed Tonasket coach Jay Hawkins. “They can score quickly and for 189 yards on 14 carries and a we need to limit their explosive touchdown, with Isaiah YaussyAlbright adding 133 yards and a plays.” Okanogan lost a non-league touchdown on 11 carries. Jesse contest to Brewster last week Manring had two touchdowns that was set up after both teams and 57 yards on 11 carries and received forfeits from Liberty Jesse Ramon added 34 yards on Bell and Bridgeport, respectively. four carries. Colton Leep ran for Okanogan and Brewster are each a 10-yard touchdown and com4-0 in league play and meet on pleted 2-of-3 passes for 23 yards, Oct. 31; the Tigers are 4-1, having including a 28-yard scoring strike lost to the Bears a few weeks ago. to Brock Henneman. Freshman kicker Alex Tonasket has already wrapped up at least the No. 3 seed from Palomares hit 6-of-7 extra point the North. A victory would leave kicks while the defense held them with a shot at a three-way Manson to 76 yards of offense as tie for the title if Okanogan were well as recovering three fumbles. Tonasket (5-2 overall) and to turn around and beat Brewster next week, or the No. 2 spot if Okanogan (7-1) kick off at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 24. Brewster beats Okanogan. BY BRENT BAKER
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Tonasket’s cross country team is off an running during the girls race Saturday at Veterans Memorial Park along the shore of Lake Osoyoos in Oroville. Left to right, Camille Wilson, Katie Henneman, Haley Larson, Johnna Terris (obscured), Jenna Valentine and Baillie Hirst combined to give the girls a second place finish at Oroville’s home cross country invitational on Saturday, Oct. 18.
Hornets, Tigers warm up for post-season meets BY BRENT BAKER BBAKER@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM
OROVILLE - Oroville hosted its lone home cross country meet of the season as athletes representing about a dozen area schools enjoyed perfect running weather at Osoyoos Veterans Memorial Park on Saturday, Oct. 18. With league and regional meets coming up over the next two weeks, teams had a chance to complete their final shakedown cruise of the regular season, and for those with large rosters, settle on a top seven to include in those races. Liberty Bell reinforced its position as the District 5/6 favorite on the boys side, defeating Class 1A Chelan by 30 points. Tonasket was fifth, and the second 1B/2B squad, defeating Lake Roosevelt, Manson, Bridgeport and Oroville among those that fielded full teams. For the girls, Chelan dominated the team scoring while Tonasket edged Republic for second place. Duncan Forsman of Republic won the boys race with a time of 16:11 on the 3-mile course. Tonasket was led by Hunter Swanson (9th, 17:24) and Adrian McCarthy (19th, 18:20). Oroville’s Brandon Baugher was 41st in 19:37, with Ryan Marcolin (54th, 20:26) leading a tightly bunched pack of the rest of the Hornet squad. For the girls, Shania Graham made it a sweep for Republic, winning in 19:32. Johnna Terris (9th, 21:01) topped the Tiger runners, followed by Jenna Valentine (11th, 21:26). Phoebe Poynter was the lone girls running for Oroville (42nd, 27:28). The Central Washington League North will be holding its league finals at Liberty Bell High School on Saturday, Oct. 25, beginning at 11:00 a.m. Regionals are the following week at Walla Walla State Park in Wenatchee, with three boys teams (along with any individual in the top 15) and one girls team (and top five individuals) advancing to the state meet.
BOYS Team Scoring - Liberty Bell 40, Chelan 70, Cashmere 105, Omak 110, Tonasket 116, Lake Roosevelt 121, Manson 155, Bridgeport 192, Oroville 233 Top 10 and Oroville / Tonasket finishers (3-mile course) - 1. Duncan Forsman, REPU, 16:11; 2. Ben Klemmeck, LBEL, 16:28; 3. Oren Cox, BPRT, 16:42; 4. Mereck Palazzo, CHEL, 16:46; 5. Josiah Klemmeck, LBEL, 16:54; 6. Eli Phillips, CASH, 17:01; 7. Spencer Reiss, REPU, 17:03; 8. Eli Nielson, LBEL, 17:09; 9. Hunter Swanson, TONA, 17:24; 10. Willy Duguay, LBEL, 17:24; 19. Adrian McCarthy, TONA, 18:20; 27.
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Oroville’s Yessica Nemecio tangles with a Brewster player during the Hornets’ 5-1 loss to the Bears last week. The Hornets finished the game playing 10-on-11 thanks to the flu and an in-game injury.
Bears, flu strike down Hornet soccer team BY BRENT BAKER BBAKER@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM
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Top, Oroville’s Emmanual Castrejon turns on the afterburners to beat a Manson runner at the finish of Saturday’s Oroville Invitational; above, Tonasket’s Abe Podkranic and Omak’s Alfonso Medina hit the stretch run. Bryden Hires, TONA, 18:43; 37. Abe Podkranic, TONA, 19:19; 41. Brandon Baugher, OROV, 19:37; 43. Smith Condon, TONA, 19:42; 45. Justin McDonald, TONA, 19:46; 52. Samuel Strandberg, TONA, 20:21; 54. Ryan Marcolin, OROV, 20:26; 55. Nahum Garfias, OROV, 20:27; 56. Luis Vasquez, OROV, 20:41; 57. Emmanuel Castrejon, OROV, 20:59; 63. Daniel Castrejon, OROV, 21:57;
65. Benjamin Cuq, OROV, 22:32.
GIRLS Team Scoring - Chelan 23, Tonasket 65, Republic 67, Omak 86, Cashmere 117 Top 10 and Oroville / Tonasket finishers (3-mile course) - 1. Shania Graham, REPU, 19:32; 2. Addison Ivory, CHEL, 20:23; Allie Barnes, CHEL, 20:31; 4. Katie Emerson, ACH, 20:43; 5.
Olivia Nygreen, CHEL, 20:45; 6. Tiffany Byington, REP, 20:55; 7. Loryn Moore, LROS, 20:59; 8. Jessica Oules, CHEL, 21:01; 9. Johnna Terris, TONA, 21:01; 10. Daisey Campos, CHEL, 21:05; 11. Jenna Valentine, TONA, 21:26; 13. Katie Henneman, TONA, 21:28; 27. Haley Larson, TONA, 23:30; 38. Baillie Hirst, TONA, 25:59; 42. Phoebe Poynter, OROV, 27:28.
OROVILLE - Oroville’s girls soccer team hung with Brewster for awhile. But with no bench whatsoever - several players missed the game with the flu, leaving the Hornets with 11 players - Brewster worked its way to a 5-1 victory on Tuesday, Oct. 14. As has happened for the Hornets through the second half of the season, they narrowed the gap between themselves and their opponents after having lost 7-0 to the Bears in their first meeting. “The girls played a great game under the circumstances,” said Oroville coach Tony Kindred. “Kambe Ripley was everywhere, it seemed. She played an excep-
tional game bouncing back from several Brewster tackles, one in which Brewster received a yellow card.” Eventually Ripley was injured by a Brewster tackle and left the game, leaving the Hornets to finish the game out 10-on-11. Kali Peters scored in the first half on a penalty kick. Trailing 3-1 early in the second half, Peters’ shot from the top of the box took a leaping save from the Brewster keeper to keep the Hornets from pulling to within 3-2. “The girls continue to build their level of play,” Kindred said. “They’re stepping up to the challenge and we are excited to see them improve each game.” The Hornets play at Liberty Bell on Thursday and close out the season at Bridgeport on Tuesday, Oct. 28.
OKANOGAN VALLEY GAZETTE-TRIBUNE | OCTOBER 23, 2014
SPORTS STANDINGS & SCHEDULES
Oroville spikers pick up first win
BY BRENT BAKER
van 5/7 hitting, 2 aces; Mikayla Scott 12/17 hitting, 5 kills.
CENT. WA LEAGUE NO. DIV. (2B)
League W + Okanogan 4 + Brewster 4 + Tonasket 4 Oroville 1 Bridgeport 1 Manson 1 Liberty Bell 0
OROVILLE- After com- BRIDGEPORT 3, OROVILLE 1 BRIDGEPORT - The Hornets ing close on several occasions, Orovilleâ€™s volleyball team left lit- were unable to pull out a second tle to doubt in picking up its first straight victory, falling 25-11, victory of the season on Monday, 25-15, 23-25, 25-18 at Bridgeport Oct. 13, sweeping Liberty Bell on Thursday, Oct. 16. Hugus noted that Bridgeport aside in straight sets. The Hornets took the match (10-6, 7-4 CWL North) had an advantage both in 25-23, 25-23, 25-18. height and the number â€œWe had a really of available players. good game and just â€œWe were back to our clicked as a team,â€? said old struggles of consisOroville coach Nicole tency and communicaHugus. â€œThe energy tion,â€? she said. â€œWe had was good and we had our moments; I think home court advantage, the girls played, maybe so the crowd kept us Rachelle Nutt not their best, but pretty pumped up.â€? well overall.â€? The Mountain Lions The Hornets (1-10 overall and came into the match with a 5-4 mark in CWL North Division in league) will finish their season out at Tonasket on Thursday play. â€œLiberty Bell is a good team,â€? and at home against Brewster, Hugus said. â€œThese were some Tuesday, Oct. 28. very hard-fought sets. Iâ€™m glad the girlâ€™ hard work is starting to Oroville stats: Hannah Hilderbrand play off. We have some tough 14/16 serving, 1 ace, 20/24 passing; games ahead of us and I would Mikayla Scott 9/11 serving, 1 ace, passing; Jessica Galvan 10/11 like to se us continue to play like 14/16 serving, 2 aces, 17/19 passing; Anthis.â€? drea Perez 12/13 serving, 5/9 pass-
Overall L W 0 7 0 8 1 5 3 1 3 2 3 1 5 1
L 1 0 2 6 5 5 6
+Clinched playoff spot * Oct 10, Bridgeport forfeited to Brewster and Liberty Bell forfeited to Okanogan. WIAA rules allow for teams receiving a forfeit win to replace the game on their schedule; Brewster and Okanogan played a non-league replacement game that night, accounting for the â€œExtraâ€? game in their win/loss record.
CENT. WA LEAGUE SO. DIV. (2B) League Overall W L W + White Swan 3 0 5 + Kittitas 2 1 3 + Mabton 2 1 4 Warden 2 1 4 Soap Lake 1 3 1 Lk Roosevelt 0 4 1 +Clinched playoff spot
L 2 4 3 3 6 5
GIRLS SOCCER Overall W L T 13 2 0 11 2 0 11 2 0 7 6 0 5 8 0 3 10 0 2 9 0 0 11 0
* Manson likely will not play any games on its schedule this season; there have been conflicting reports as to whether their opponents will gain forfeit wins from their scheduled games, so win-loss records may shift depending on how that is resolved. Manson did not play any games on the field, so standings and playoff qualification will not be affected. Teams that received forfeit wins may replace those games on their schedule if they choose.
VOLLEYBALL (Overall record includes non-league tournament matches, including split sets)
CENT. WA LEAGUE NO. DIV. (2B) League W L + Okanâ€™gn 11 0 + Brewster 10 1 Bridgeport 7 4 Liberty Bell 5 6 Manson 4 7 Lk Roosevelt 4 7 Tonasket 2 9 Oroville 1 10
Overall W L Sp 15 3 2 11 5 0 10 6 0 6 7 0 4 8 0 5 11 0 2 13 0 1 10 0
CENT. WA LEAGUE SO. DIV. (2B) League W + White Swan7 + Warden 6 Waterville 3 Kittitas 2 Soap Lake 2 Mabton 0
Overall L W L 0 12 3 1 13 7 3 5 4 4 4 8 5 3 8 7 2 17
Still in the running Despite big loss to Brewster, Oroville can make still make playoffs BY BRENT BAKER
CENTRAL WASHINIGTON LGE (B)
League Pts W L + Okanâ€™gn 33 11 0 + Tonasket28 9 2 + Lib. Bell 26 9 2 Brewster 17 6 5 Bridgeport 12 4 7 Entiat 10 3 8 Oroville 6 2 9 * Manson 0 0 11 +Clinched playoff spot
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The Hornetsâ€™ EZ Delgado (left) and Lane Tietje wrap up Brewsterâ€™s Cade Smith during Fridayâ€™s loss to the Bears.
Sp 0 0 0 1 0 0
+ Clinched playoff spot
OROVILLE - Despite a very difficult month of football, the Oroville football team still has a decent shot of making the postseason. The Hornets, playing four straight teams that last season were all in the Class 1A Caribou Trail League, lost those games by an average score of 51-6. With three of those four - Brewster, Tonasket and Okanogan - playing with the Hornets in the Class 2B Central Washington League this year, itâ€™s made for tough sledding for Oroville and the other smaller schools in the division. (Add in non-league matchups with Chelan and Mt. Rainier both Class 1A state powers in recent years, as well as South Division leader White Swan, and the Hornets have had the toughest schedule in North Central Washington to this point in the season). But after the Big Three, the Hornets, Bridgeport and Manson are still in the running for the fourth and final playoff spot. The Hornets, who have already beaten Manson this year, play one-win Bridgeport this Friday and finish the season at Liberty Bell (winless in league play) on Halloween night. â€œThe kids are excited,â€? said Oroville coach Tam Hutchinson after Mondayâ€™s practice. â€œItâ€™s the best Iâ€™ve seen them in about a month. Mondayâ€™s have been
pretty hard, but today they were pumped. They know these last games are teams they feel they have a chance to beat. It wonâ€™t be easy, but for the first time in awhile they feel like they have a better than even chance.â€? The Hornets fell 40-0 at home to Brewster on Friday, Oct. 17. The score notwithstanding, they were far more competitive than in the previous weekâ€™s 46-20 loss to Tonasket (a team that Brewster beat earlier in the year). The Hornets struggled to move the ball on offense, but defensively held up well against the Bearsâ€™ no huddle offense out of which they pass and run with equal effectiveness. Though starting quarterback Timbo Taylor was held out with injuries, backup Mitch Boesel didnâ€™t represent much of a dropoff: he was the Bearsâ€™ starter last year. Early in the fourth quarter, the Hornets trailed 18-0, having given up one touchdown on an interception returned for a touchdown. Despite all that, the Hornets could have had the lead at that point if they had taken advantage of the opportunities they created for themselves by recovering two fumbles and picking off two passes themselves. â€œI was impressed with our defense, for the most part,â€? Hutchinson said. â€œEven without Taylor, Mitch is a great athlete. They ran the ball well, and they have speed all over the field that is tough to deal with.â€? Especially frustrating was a 12-play drive that came up short at the Brewster 5-yard line early in the second quarter when Oroville had a chance to cut the
Tigers looking to playoffs BY BRENT BAKER
SCHEDULES OCT. 23 - NOV. 3
Schedules subject to change FB = Football; VB = Volleyball; GSC Girls Soccer; XC = Cross Country Thursday, Oct. 23 VB (JV/Var) - Oroville at Tonasket, 5:30/7:00 pm GSC - Oroville at Liberty Bell, 5:00 pm GSC - Okanogan at Tonasket, 4:00 pm Friday, Oct. 24 FB (Var) - Oroville at Bridgeport, 7:00 pm FB (Var) - Okanogan at Tonasket, 7:00 pm Saturday, Oct. 25 XC - Tonasket and Oroville at CWL North Championships, at Liberty Bell, 11:00 am Monday, Oct. 27 FB (JV) - Tonasket at Okanogan, 5:30 pm Tuesday, Oct. 28 GSC - Tonasket at Brewster, 4:30 pm GSC - Oroville at Bridgeport, 4:30 pm VB (JV/Var) - Tonasket at Bridgeport, 5:30/7:00 pm VB (JV/Var) - Oroville at Brewster, 5:30/7:00 pm Thursday, Oct. 30 FB (Var) - Omak at Tonasket, 7:00 pm Friday, Oct. 31 FB (Var) - Oroville at Liberty Bell, 7:00 pm Saturday, Nov. 1 XC - Tonasket & Oroville at District 5/6 Regionals, Walla Walla Point Park, Wenatchee, 11:00 am GSC - Tonasket hosts district soccer playoff, opponent TBA, 1:00 pm Monday, Nov. 3 FB (JV) - Tonasket at Omak, 5:30 pm
Bearsâ€™ lead to 12-7. â€œTheir defense was just too good for us,â€? Hutchinson said. â€œWe knew we would have a hard time running against them. We wanted to pass a lot, but when you have a sophomore quarterback sometimes youâ€™re going to get bad decisions. But thatâ€™s how you learn.â€? Fatigue finally caught up with the Hornets in the fourth quarter as Brewster put together a four-play 80 yard drive for one score, returned a punt 75 yards for another and chewed up the rest of the fourth quarter with a long drive executed mostly by its reserves. â€œAfter the punt return, you could see the air go out of their balloon,â€? Hutchinson said. â€œThey played well, but they were pretty tired by the fourth quarter.â€? The Bears held Oroville to 76 yards rushing on 41 carries. The Hornets went to the air 28 times to try to counteract that, but on a rainy night sophomore quarterback Nathan Hugus, often under duress, completed eight passes for 66 yards. Dustin Nigg played an outstanding all-around game, rushing for 46 yards, catching a pass for 21 yards, averaging nearly 40 yards a punt, and covering virtually the entire field on defense while making 10 solo tackles, assisting on three others and intercepting two Brewster passes. EZ Delgado added six solo tackles. Oroville was outgained 436-136 for the game, though Brewster ran up 170 of those yards during their fourth quarter explosion. The Hornets (1-6, 1-3 CWL) are at Bridgeport (2-5, 1-3) this Friday.
TONASKET - It took a half to get going, but the Tonasket girls soccer team rediscovered its mojo in the second half on Thursday, Oct. 16, to defeat Bridgeport 6-0. The Tigers, bouncing back from their second loss of the season, led just 1-0 at the half after Jaden Vugteveen scored on a pass from Rose Walts. The game had started half an hour late thanks to mechanical problems with Bridgeportâ€™s bus. â€œItâ€™s been a pattern with us,â€? said Tonasket coach Darren Collins. â€œWeâ€™ve had a lot of games where weâ€™ve had slow starts and didnâ€™t start playing until after halftime. Then against Okanogan we started well and stopped playing after halftime. â€œThis time, we played our slow game in the first half, then our fast team took over in the second half.â€? The Tigers quickly put the game away as they got two goals from Kayla Willis and one each from Walts, Morgyne Hjaltason and Megan Bolich. Ashlynn Willis had three assists. The Tigers improved to 11-2 (9-2 CWL) and face league-leading Okanogan Thursday in their final regular-season home game. They also travel to Brewster on Tuesday, Oct. 28. The Tigers are assured of at least the leagueâ€™s No. 3 spot to the district playoffs and depending on how the last three games play out for the Tigers, Okanogan and Liberty Bell, can finish anywhere from first to third in the league race. All three teams will have a home game for their first round, winner-to-state/loser out playoff
Brent Baker/staff photo
The Tigersâ€™ Myra Gaytan clears the ball out of the defensive end. game on Saturday, Nov. 1.
TIGERS FALL IN SHOOTOUT TWISP - The Tigers lost in a penalty kick shootout to their closest pursuers, Liberty Bell on Tuesday, Oct. 14, but by forcing the game past two overtime periods the Tigers ensured they have the tiebreak edge over the Mountain Lions should they finish deadlocked in the league standings. Kayla Willis drilled in a long shot early in the game to give the Tonasket a 1-0 lead. â€œThat was one tough game,â€? Collins said. â€œThere was a lot of back and forth, and some good defense on both sides. We had some shots; they had some shots. We just couldnâ€™t find the back of the net.â€? Sally Thornton-Whiteâ€™s goal late in the first half tied the game and was the last score of the contest in open play. Once the game got into overtime, Collins said, he set the team up to play for the tie and get to the shootout three in order to help the Tigers maintain their
tiebreak edge in the season series. Liberty Bell goalkeeper Lauren Ochoa, who had been injured in the teamsâ€™ first meeting of the year, made three stops of Tonasket penalty kicks in the shootout as the Mountain Lions outscored the Tigers 3-1 to take the win. â€œTheir keeper made a couple of great saves,â€? Collins said. â€œIt would have been nice to get the win, but we got done what we needed to (by getting through to the shootout).â€?
Oroville stats: Andrea Perez 12/14 serving, 2 aces; Hannah Hilderbrand 9/11 serving, 3 aces, 8/9 hitting, 3 kills; Rachelle Nutt 7/8 serving, 2 aces, 5/7 hitting, 2 kills; Jessica Gal-
ing; Rachelle Nutt 8/10 serving, 1 ace, 9/10 serving, 2 kills, 2 tips, 27/29 passing; Monica Herrera 5/5 serving, 6/7 hitting, 1 kill, 2 tips, 13/17 passing; Courtnee Kallstrom 2/4 serving, 2 hits, 6/8 passing.
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Tonasketâ€™s Kasey Nelson wins a tip battle at the against Okanogan as teammate Taylon Pilkinton (right) stands ready to assist.
Tigers push Bears to fifth set BY BRENT BAKER BBAKER@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM
BREWSTER - Brewster had lost only a handful of sets in Central Washington League play heading into last Tuesdayâ€™s match with Tonasket. The Tigers pushed the Bears, the leagueâ€™s second place team, to the brink before losing in five sets, 25-17, 25-27, 24-12, 20-25, 15-9. Tonasket coach Pam Leslie said that Alexa Suttonâ€™s serving was a big factor in both of the Tigersâ€™ set victories. â€œShe served nine straight points for the win in the second game,â€? she said. â€œAnd her serving was also key in the other game we won.â€? The Tigers had been swept in the teamsâ€™ first meeting in September.
â€œWe played much better against them this time around,â€? Leslie said. â€œOur setters are almost back to 100 percent, and we have added freshman Olivia Sutton as our libero.â€? Tonasket stat leaders: Alissa Young 3 aces, 5 kills; Alexa Sutton 4 aces, 3 kills; Kasey Nelson 6 kills.
OKANOGAN 3, TONASKET 0 TONASKET - Okanogan has yet to lose a set in league play this season, and Thursday was no exception as the Bulldogs took down the Tigers 25-16, 25-12, 25-11. Alissa Young had two kills and one ace. Tonasket (2-13, 2-9 CWL North) hosts Oroville on Thursday and travels to Bridgeport on Tuesday, Oct. 28.
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SCHOOLS FFA HITS THE GROUND RUNNING
Tonasket Middle School students from Nathan White’s class worked with the Tonasket Ranger District on a field trip to Bonaparte Lake two weeks ago.
Tonasket FFA’s Horse Judging team of (l-r) Katie Henneman, Mady Clark, Camille Wilson, Vanessa Pershing and Lexee Howell took seventh at the Adams County Fair in Othello.
TMS students collect Tonasket FFA preps data at Bonaparte Lake
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TONASKET - On Tuesday, Oct. 7, Mr. Nathan White’s middle school science class, Natural History of Okanogan County, worked with Tonasket Ranger District staff and volunteers at Bonaparte Lake. During the day students conducted experiments, made observations, and recorded data relating to our forest. Areas studied by students included water, vegetation, wildlife, fire and weather, and soil.
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YUKIE MERICLE Yukie Mericle, 80, of Oroville, Washington died October 13, 2014 in Oroville. She was born February 22, 1934 in Sasebo, Japan. Yukie met Harold while he was stationed in Sasebo, Japan in the Navy and they married in 1961. They came to Washington from New Mexico after he separated from the service. She gave birth to two daughters, Tina and Vicky, in 1963 and 1964. Yukie was a homemaker until her daughters were in junior high school; then
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on September 26, 2014. Private family services were held on Sunday, October 19th. Pat was born in St. Helens, Oregon on October 18, 1929. She married Robert Krell on May 14, 1949. They were happily married for 65 years. Pat worked as an assistant administrator for North Valley Hospital in Tonasket, Wash. for over 30 years. In her spare time and retirement years, she enjoyed gardening, walking, numerous crafts, family activities and especially her grandchildren. Pat is survived by her husband, Robert, and four children: Ken, Rick, Kathy and Randy. She had eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren and many dear friends. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations may be given to Alzheimerâ€™s Association, Western and Central Washington State Chapters. 206-529-3869
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