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Fewer special projects planned in 2015 BY GARY A. DE VON EDITOR@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM

OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council approved a $7,832,893 budget, over one million dollars less than the current year, at their Tuesday, Dec. 2 council meeting. ‘The budget last year was $8,835,900, so it is actually down because we don’t have all the special projects this year,” said City Clerk JoAnn JoAnn Denney Denney. Denney was referring to the Central and Cherry street and water improvement project that was completed this summer, the North End Water System reservoir and the Dorothy Scott International Airport runway improvement, all completed this

Top, Tonasket’s Winterfest was in full swing over the weekend, with Santa Claus visiting Founders Day Park on Friday evening. Above, Santa focuses on an extensive list of gift requests shared by one of the many kids waiting in line for a visit. See page A4 for more photos from Winterfest. Right, Frosty the Snowman led the Lighted Tractor Parade on top of the hood of one of Oroville Transit’s Freightliners last Saturday evening. The parade, which included three lighted tractors, wound its way through town before stopping at Oroville’s Centennial Park as part of the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. For more photos of the event see page A12.

year. The 2015 budget total current expense fund expenses are $1,910,000, including $561,000 in Law Enforcement; $405,700 in Airport, $178,200 in General Government/Finance/ Administration. $178,000 in Ambulance Services and $145,300 in Planning and Community Development. By far the biggest part of the budget is $2,437,000 in the Water - Sewer Fund, with other major funds and reserves being the Garbage Fund, $440,000; Park Fund, $409,000, Water Improvement Reserve, $371,000; Street Fund, $345,000; Eastlake Water Improvement Reserve, $282,600, Eastlake Sewer Improvement Reserve; 241,200; Emergency Aid Reserve; 188,800; Sewer Construction Reserve, $188,000; North End Capital Reserve, $168,000; Tourist Promotion Fund, $167,000;



TONASKET - Tonasket Superintendent Paul Turner will see his tenure with the district end as of the conclusion of the current school year. The Tonasket School Board, following an executive session Monday, Nov. 24, voted for the third time in three years not to extend his contract, which expires at the end of the year. Turner said that he asked the board to make that decision now rather than waiting until February in order to help both parties move forward. “I told the board I didn’t want to wait until February, and they needed to make up their mind

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as to whether or not I was going to be their guy,” Turner said. “So they had the discussion and decided not to extend my contract.” He said that considering that hadn’t extended his contract for the past two years, “I hadn’t anticipated that they would change their thinking. “I’ve been in this business long enough to know that things can and do change.” He said his plans for the future have yet to be determined. “I’m looking to see what’s out there,” he said. “Right now there aren’t any superintendent jobs on the east side (of the state). I don’t know what will be next, but we’re not moving to the west side, I can tell you that.”

Sarah Quinlan crowned Tonasket Rodeo Queen Chesaw girl inspired by former rodeo queens BY BRENT BAKER BBAKER@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM

TONASKET - For the third straight year, there was just one candidate for the Tonasket Founders Day Rodeo Queen title. That didn’t dim the smile on Sarah Quinlan’s face as she was crowned 2015 Miss Tonasket Rodeo by 2014 Queen Brisa Leep at Saturday’s Tonasket Comancheros Rodeo Club dinner and coronation ceremony. Quinlan, from Chesaw, said that she had been inspired by past rodeo queens Leep, Karlie Henneman and 2013 Omak Stampede queen Breanna Howell. “Since I started 4-H, I’ve known Breanna and Karlie and Brisa,” she said. “They’ve been nothing but supportive and encouraged me to try out. I have watched them go through it and knew, yep, I wanted to try that.” She said she did wish there had been some competition for the title, though, which is open to current or recent Tonasket and Oroville High School students. “I wanted the experience of the competition,” Quinlan said. “Hopefully if I try for

another rodeo queen title next year there will be some.” Quinlan, the daughter of Lloyd and Michelle Quinlan, is a veteran of local rodeos, but has been working with a new horse. “I’ve only had her since spring,” she said. “She’s from the Nelson Ranch. Her name is Honey, which is deceiving. We showed all last summer and we’re working things out. “I’m really looking forward to the Founders Day Rodeo, and going to all the rodeos, getting closer to the other queens. Plus of course learning a little more and connecting more with my horse.” Leep, in her farewell speech, said she thoroughly enjoyed her reign as queen and was reluctant to give up her crown. “I had a fantastic time,” Leep said. “It was amazing, more than I expected. I watched three or four of my friends go through queening reigns. It was awesome to watch them go through it. For me to go through it for the first time was fantastic. “I will definitely miss this. I had a blast... there were a few times I was ready to be done ... but I look back and think, can I go for another year? Can I keep the crown? I don’t want to give it back. I had a fantastic year with everything. Thanks again to all the people who helped me, and all the sponsors.”


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Miss Tonasket Rodeo 2015 Sarah Quinlan (left) receives her crown from 2014 rodeo queen Brisa Leep at Saturday night’s crowning ceremony.


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Rita Emry and Beth Sutton at Aikin’s Harvest Foods with some of the ton of food donated during a food drive for the Oroville Food Bank held at Aikin’s and Frontier Foods. On Dec. 6, the weather was cold and rainy, but the generous people of Oroville community along with Thrivent donated over 2000 pounds of food during the drive. Items ranged from turkeys, boxed dinners, cake mixes, pasta, canned milk, canned fruits and vegetables. Emry, coordinator, said that the community was generous and helped make the holidays happier for others. Thrivent Financial gave matching items totaling $250. Volunteers for the food bank say that thanks go out to the Val Smith family, Ladies of the Episcopal Church - Jeanne Hires, Marilyn Wilder, Marilyn McCullough, Hillary Blackler, Marilyn McCauley, Thrivent, Jeff and Gail Fraiser, Beth Sutton and Emry. Special thanks to Akins Food and Frontier Foods for allowing their parking lots to be used to collect the donations and thanks to Hughes Department Store for the use of their trucks for collection.

OSD continues to look at facilities improvements BY GARY A. DEVON


OROVILLE – The Oroville School Board is continuing to look at ways to use left over money from a three-year capital improvement levy to make repairs to the elementary school roof. The board approved the special levy in August of 2012 promising voters to fix the failing roof on the elementary and that any monies left over would be used to make further improvements to the building. At that time and after further facilities tours by the board, they have put their focus on repairing or replacing the restrooms, especially those at the south end of the building. “Those are particularly in need, but have the added problem that all the plumbing is under the floor and encased in cement,” said District Superintendent Steve Quick. “However, new school board member Mike Egerton made a suggestion that hadn’t been made before – why not consider moving the restrooms across the hallway and build new ones, using the area where the modular used to be. That might be a more cost effective way of getting it done.” In addition to the plumbing issues, the restrooms would probably have to come up to ADA code and there might not be enough room for ADA width doors for both the boys and girls restrooms.

WSSDA At the Monday, Nov. 24 meeting of the board there was a report about the recent WSSDA conference attended by School Directors Rocky DeVon and Travis Loudon. “They attended quite a few training sessions and it is always good when the board members attend the conference and bring back some new ideas to the district,” said Supt. Quick. REPORTS Elementary School Principal Joan Hoehn recapped the recently completed Principal’s Challenge. As one of the rewards to the students Hoehn completed

a night camping in her tent on the playground. She also reported on the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of Rapunzel. The Passport Club offered maple syrup candy to students that knew the capital of Canada and next month students that know the capital of Japan will get rice bowl teriyaki. The 4th-6th grade Christmas Concert is planned for Dec. 8 at 10 a.m. High School Principal Kristin Sarmiento reported that teacher Ed Booker had attended the ASB Conference in Spokane to learn about fundraising and the ASB. Oroville also had the highest number of students that voted in an online mock election in November. Students participating were in the seventh, eighth, eleventh and twelfth grades. In student representative to the board Lily Hilderbrand’s report, she wrote that students attended a college fair and that Upward Bound students went to Eastern Washington University for an overnight trip. Supt. Quick reported he had attended the Title IX Conference and will be asking the school’s insurers or if Safe Schools has training to educate athletes about the appropriate and inappropriate interactions with coaches.

TECHNOLOGY The superintendent said the school is quickly approaching its goal of outfitting each student with a devise like an iPad to help or laptop. “This month we purchased 75 more devices and that should cover the freshmen and sophomore classes by mid-January,” said Quick, adding that the junior and senior classes are all pretty well covered. “We started with the math classes last year for pre-calculous and geometry students. We went with the teachers and classes that had a plan for their use, not just handing out the devices and hoping they would be used. Now most students want and need them,” Quick said. The superintendent said he felt this would go a long way to keeping the curriculum up to date and maybe keep some of the costs down.

“From a kid’s perspective they are great. They weight ounces instead of pounds like textbooks can,” Quick said.

CONSENT AGENDA The board also approved several items on the agenda by consent, including approval of Central Washington University’s Gear Up/Soar2 Program, and an overnight trip by Gear Up to CWU. Other items included hiring Amber Lynch as assistant girls high school basketball coach and accepting the resignation of Shannon Swenson as high school counseling secretary. The board made special note of the donation of $300 to the High School Football Huddle online program by the Oroville Booster Club.

Superintendent Quick comments on lawsuit OROVILLE - Supt. Steve Quick commented on the lawsuit being brought against him and his wife by former Oroville social studies teacher Ryan Frazier. The suit alleges the couple intentionally interfered in Frazier’s employment in the district leading to the nonrenewal of the provisional teacher’s contract. “After talking to my attorney I personally don’t claim any wrongdoing. As a district we followed policy and procedure for a provisional teacher. There is a big difference between provisional and tendered,” said Quick. The suit seeks compensation and claims Quick was personally motivated in the non-renewal, which was approved by the board.

Garbage Truck Reserve; $150,000; Capital Improvement Reserve, $144,000 and Emergency Aid Reserve, $121,300. “The budget does contain some funds for the airport because we are looking at the potential for relocating the runway sometime in the future, so we are starting that process now,” said Denney. While the council approved the budget at their meeting, it will not be adopted until their next meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 16. The meeting, the second to last of 2014, was one of the shortest this year. In addition to the budget, the council revisited several issues, mostly to do with closing out the reservoir and airport projects, however, they also had an update on the city’s efforts to obtain the old U.S. Border Patrol Station at 1105 Main Street. The building has become surplus since the station was moved closer to the border, north of town.

BURGLARIES Police Chief Todd Hill reported that his department is investigating several burglaries of businesses in town. “We are tracking down the leads we receive and I will be disseminating a list of things businesses can do to avoid asfasfsa being burglarized,” said Hill. “I spoke with the newspaper about the importance of reporting suspicious activity in preventing crime.” Mayor Chuck Spieth, himself a former Oroville Police Chief, added, “Phone calls from the citizens are so important... that’s how

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OROVILLE The Oroville Elementary School continues to offer the HOSTS Reading program to its second and third grade students and is looking for additional community volunteers to participate. HOSTS (Help One Student To Succeed) is a research-based reading program that was implemented at Oroville Elementary in 1992. Students are tested to determine their instructional reading level and an individualized lesson plan is prepared for that child. Community volunteers work with those students in one half hour sessions and the positive results are phenomenal. Participating students usually raise their instructional reading levels in a relatively short period of time. These students have wonderful teachers, and participate in an effective reading program, but, for many of them, what makes the difference is that one half hour per day when they

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HOST students and their mentors hard at work last Tuesday at the Oroville Elementary School become the center of attention for one adult. This year’s HOSTS theme is Rise to the Challenge. We are inviting community mentors to help our students rise to the challenge of improving their reading skills by helping them practice skills that they will use the rest of their lives. The HOSTS program

has volunteers of all ages and walks of life, but we could several more this year. If you would like more information about this program, or would like to share the gift of your time this year, please contact Marlene Barker at Oroville Elementary, 509-476-3332.

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Cheryl Marie Minarcin, 41, Oroville, pleaded guilty Dec. 2 to aiming or discharging a firearm. Minarcin was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 363 days suspended with credit for one day served, and fined $1,010.50 for the July 29 crime. Ruben Jauregui Ochoa, 38, Omak, pleaded guilty Dec. 2 to distribution of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and alien in possession of a firearm. Ochoa was sentenced to 12 months in prison and fined $3,010.50. The crimes occurred in December 2013 and June 2014. Kyle Anthony Nicholson, 28, Tonasket, pleaded guilty Dec. 2 to POCS (methamphetamine). The court dismissed an additional charge: unlawful possession of a short-barreled shotgun. Nicholson was sentenced to three months in jail and fined $2,110.50 for the Dec. 6, 2013 crimes. Aaron David Zigler, 25, Tonasket, pleaded guilty Dec. 3 to two counts of residential burglary and one count each of first-degree theft, seconddegree theft and third-degree malicious mischief. The court dismissed two counts of second-degree malicious mischief and one count each of first-degree burglary, second-degree burglary and theft of a firearm. Zigler was sentenced to 30.75 months (2.56 years) in prison and assessed $27,563.86 in fines, fees and restitution. The crimes occurred April 5. The court found probable cause to charge Nissa Ann Birdsbill, 34, Omak, with seconddegree TMVWOP. The crime allegedly occurred Nov. 21. The court found probable cause to charge Jacqueline Anne Stotts, 51, Omak, with firstdegree assault (with a deadly weapon) (DV). The crime allegedly occurred Nov. 23. The court found probable cause to charge Rocque Frederick Norbert, 61, St. Albert, Alberta, with unlawful possession of a legend drugs (anabolic steroids). The crime allegedly occurred Nov. 23 at the Oroville Port of Entry.

DWLS charge dismissed. Sheileyna R. Friedlander, 23, Omak, had a third-degree DWLS charge dismissed. Robert Lawrence Hahn, 29, Omak, guilty of third-degree DWLS. Hahn received a 90day suspended sentence and fined $818. Anna Marie Hartgering, 31, Omak, had a third-degree DWLS charge dismissed. Michelle Lynn Hester, 46, Omak, had a third-degree DWLS charge dismissed. Carrie Elnora Hurley, 52, Omak, guilty of DUI. Hurley was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 213 days suspended, and fined $1,636. Michael Joel Hyde, 44, Tonasket, guilty of violation of a no-contact order. Hyde was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 359 days suspended, and fined $858. Aaron Cesslie Jacobs, 24, Omak, guilty of first-degree DWLS. Jacobs was sentenced to 364 days in jail and fined $1,081. Monica Gaye Joseph, 54, Omak, guilty of second-degree DWLS. Joseph was sentenced to 180 days in jail with 175 days suspended, and fined $668.

911 CALLS AND JAIL BOOKINGS Monday, Dec. 1, 2014 Domestic dispute on S. First Ave. in Okanogan. Malicious mischief on Burton St. in Okanogan. Theft on S. Fourth Ave. in Okanogan. Checks reported missing. Theft on Hwy. 97 near Tonasket. Check reported missing. Trespassing on Hwy. 97 near Oroville. One-vehicle crash on Pine Creek Rd. near Tonasket. No injuries reported. Burglary on Mule Deer Loop near Loomis. Violation of a no-contact order on Koala Ave. in Omak. Warrant arrest on N. Ash St. in Omak. Theft on Okoma Dr. in Omak. Trespassing on N. Main St. in Omak. Vehicle prowl on Koala Dr. in Omak. Fraud on S. Whitcomb Ave. in Tonasket. James Edward Mengle, 46,

booked for fourth-degree assault (DV). Morgan Lynn Roloff, 23, DOC detainer. Joshua Andrew Fischer, 29, DOC detainer. Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014 Burglary on Hwy. 7 near Tonasket. Theft on Dogwood St. in Oroville. Sheet metal reported missing. Warrant arrest on Oak St. in Okanogan. Found property on N. Second Ave. in Okanogan. Suitcase recovered. Theft on N. Main St. in Omak. Cell phone reported missing. Assault on S.E. State St. in Tonasket. Littering on Hwy. 97 near Tonasket. Mark Anthony Yingling, 31, booked for second-degree robbery, fourth-degree assault, third-degree theft and second-degree ID theft (all bond surrender). Shaun Anthony Baker, 28, DOC detainer. Carolyn Lee Lozano, 36, DOC detainer. Chantelle Rose Mendivel, 18, booked for first-degree possession of stolen property, two counts of residential burglary, two counts of possession of a stolen vehicle, and one count of first-degree theft. Samantha Garcia, no middle name listed, 24, booked for first-degree possession of stolen property, two counts of residential burglary, two counts of possession of a stolen vehicle, and one count of first-degree theft. Tyler Scott Fife, 20, booked for first-degree possession of stolen property, firstdegree burglary, residential burglary, second-degree burglary, TMVWOP, first-degree theft, theft of a firearm, second-degree malicious mischief and two counts of POCS (one each for Vicodin and ecstasy). Lizabeth Campos Prados, 25, booked on two counts of delivery of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), and one count of delivery of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) (within 1,000 feet of a school zone).

Sean Lee Dahlquist, 23, booked for first-degree possession of stolen property, felony possession of a firearm, firstdegree burglary, residential burglary, second-degree burglary, theft of a firearm, possession of a stolen firearm, two counts of TMVWOP, one count of second-degree malicious mischief and two counts of POCS (one each for Vicodin and ecstasy). Kane McKinsey Searcy, 32, booked on two FTA warrants: theft of a motor vehicle and third-degree DWLS. David Rollin Carrier, 51, booked on an FTA bench warrant for POCS. Beau Brandon True, 30, booked on two Omak Police Department FTA warrants: reckless driving and disorderly conduct. Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014 Fraud on Jacquish Rd. near Omak. One-vehicle crash on Salmon Creek Rd. near Okanogan. No injuries reported. Domestic dispute on Old Riverside Hwy. near Omak. Fraud on Emery St. in Omak. Harassment on Jasmine St. in Omak. Assault on S. Main St. in Omak. Theft on Golden Rd. in Oroville. Assault on Cherry St. in Omak. Josiah A. Moses, 19, booked on an Omak Police Department FTA warrant for MIP/C. Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 Burglary on Pine St. in Okanogan. Malicious mischief on Stage Coach Loop Rd. near Oroville. Assault on Koala Ave. in Omak. Malicious mischief on N. Main St. in Omak. Trespassing on S. Elm St. in Omak. Vehicle-vs.-pedestrian crash on Engh Rd. in Omak. Injuries reported. Assault on S. Main St. in Omak. Burglary on Central Ave. in Oroville. Johannes Robert Lappin, 42, booked for first-degree assault. Jeremy Leroy Paul Stearns, 28, book on a State Patrol FTA warrant for DUI.

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Clockwise from top left, Quill and Barley Hyde’s A Cavallo, dressed up for Christmas, lights up Founders Day Park at Friday’s Winterfest celebration; Santa greets some fans after hopping out of a fire truck; the annual wood cutting contest is always a big draw; Tonasket Mayor Patrick Plumb (right) and Similkameen News Leader editor George Elliott (from Tonasket’s sister city of Princeton, B.C.) “plank” on one of the Tonasket fire engines; and there were long lines of kids waiting not only to see Santa, but to have their faces painted with Christmas and other holiday art provided by volunteers.

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While businesses and clubs plan their group Christmas parties, Tonasket and Oroville got the party started with two great events – Winterfest and Tree Lighting, last Friday and Saturday. And, surprisingly enough, the weather came with just a light rain – no gale force winds, below freezing temperatures, or my favorite from several years back, freezing rain. I didn’t make it down to Tonasket this year even though I really want to see Quill and Barley Hyde’s A Cavallo at Winterfest. It’s not that Brent’s pictures don’t do it justice, it just looks like something that needs to be seen in person to get the full affect. Tonasket Chamber of Commerce deserves a tip of the hat for organizing the Winterfest event each year. It is a great reason to head downtown, enjoy the festivities and then maybe stay and shop at some of the local busiOut of nesses and bazaars. The lighted tractor parade wasn’t any longer My Mind this year than last – except for the addition of Gary A. DeVon Oroville Transit’s decorated semi-tractor – but it seemed much more lit up this year than last. The Lighted Tractor Parade was a great addition and will hopefully grow with each coming year. It was a big hit with the kids, especially when Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus showed up pulled behind one of the tractors. It was fantastic having part of the Okanagan International Choir lead the caroling as well. The Oroville Chamber of Commerce also deserves a lot of credit for this holiday warm up. These kinds of events and the fact that my household has grown, as has have the Christmas tree and decorations, have got me in the Christmas spirit and driven away the grumps I was having when the Christmas commercials started coming on before Halloween. For those that will be attending Christmas parties in the upcoming days have fun and remember to drive safe and watch out for reindeer on the road.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Pray the hospital district saves nursing home Dear Editor, My name is Jin Ming Ma. Currently I am serving Coupeville United Methodist Church as a pastor. I lived in Oroville for seven years, and I know the North Valley Hospital Nursing Home is a wonderful, care facility and a community of love and support for the families of its residents. It presents a sense of harmony and sincere regard that is apparent to all who spend time there. It would be devastating to lose this facility. I am from China, where no support systems exist for elders, except their own families. If they are without a family they suffer horribly. If they do have families, those sons, daughters and grandchildren are burdened with their care, without any monetary or humanitarian support to assist them. In this country we are blessed with a system that supports and nurtures the quality of life of our elders. We are responsible for keeping the facilities open that care for our loved ones. I believe that we are very good at supporting worldwide ministries that care for those who cannot care for themselves. Our elders here at home deserve the same attention and support. North Valley hospital has a responsibility for seeking out and finding the funds to keep their care facilities open. They should be aggressively reaching out to the community for a funding source. I witnessed a wonderful service for elders in this facility when I was a pastor at Oroville United Methodist Church from 1999 to 2006. I pray that North Valley Hospital will take

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75 Years Ago: December 1-9, 1939: Postmaster Grube, states the following: Printed Christmas Greeting cards, in envelopes, may be mailed for 1½ cents but they cannot be sealed; will not be forwarded; will not be returned; must not contain writing, are handled as circulated mail and disposed of as waste if not delivered. Printed Christmas greeting cards in envelopes mailed for 3 cents; may be sealed, contain writing, will be forwarded, will be returned if bearing the return address of the sender, and will have preference in delivery of ones posted at 1½ cents. The pinball machine in the Oasis Café was robbed of all the nickels in it Wednesday night. The person who made the robbery broke the glass in one corner, held down a lever until it dispensed all of the coins. It was believed that the robber was in the building when it closed about midnight when everyone had left. The Osoyoos Theater, (presently Betta’s shipping) was robbed sometime during the night after the show Thursday. Several hundred dollars in cash kept in the safe upstairs. The thief made their way into the theater by way of the outside stairway exit from the balcony. At the results of the recent election for the Town of Oroville, Charlie Hinton, mayor for the past several months, was re-elected by a substantial majority over his opponent, A.W. Cadwell. B. J. Wagner consummated a deal with Ike Ramsey and Paul Loudon, the latter part of last week, whereby he became the owner of Ike’s Grocery and Loudon’s Market, both located in the same room in the I.O.O.F. Building, and took possession on Dec. 1. (This building was moved and turned 90 degrees to the left to the back side of the lot and is presently, Eva’s Bakery & Restaurant). Robert McCoy, who took over the grocery department of the Oroville Commercial Company store several months ago, together with his sister, sold his stock the past week to the Stapelton Grocery of Omak. Mr. McCoy says he is moving back to Molson but does not intend to go back into the grocery business. Grocery Prices: Peach Blossom Flour, 49 # bag, $ 1.29, barrel $6.29; Canned sweet potatoes, 3 cans, $.25;

the proper road to finding an answer so that elders in the community do not suffer the consequences. Sincerely, Jin Ming Ma Coupeville, Washington

USFS, a transformation for the worse Dear Editor, On Dec, 3, 2014 there was a meeting in Chelan about forest health and some of the concerns over this growing problem. Dec. 3 is also the day that Charles Dickens came to America 147 years ago to read his short story: A Christmas Coral to people who were willing to pay two dollars to hear his dramatic reading about the glorious transformation of a once stingy, cold-hearted man named Ebenezer Scrooge. As I look back at the early years of my going to the woods and dealing with the Forest Service it is obvious that there has been a transformation in the Forest Service’s demeanor and policy, and it is the reverse of what took place in Ebenezer’s life. Today there is a need in the Forest Service for more money, more regulations, more limiting of public access to the forest and a variety of other things that trend toward stinginess of an asset that is the people’s property. An example of this is the subject of: Unauthorized Roads. What is an Unauthorized Road to the U.S. Forest Service? From what I gather, it borders on an act of Environmental Terrorism… almost. This is where a vehicle leaves the” main road” to go some-


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50 Years Ago December 3 - 10, 1964: A freshly killed cougar tied across the hood of a Jeep, was the cause of great interest shown by several people as they drove by. The cougar was killed by Mike Lynch and his three hunting dogs, about 10 a.m. on Dec. 1, near the Iron Gate in the Toats Coulee country west of Loomis. At Tuesday’s meeting of the Oroville Chamber of Commerce, PUD Commissioner Irv Woods announced that a representative of the Federal Power Commission will be in Oroville Dec. 2 to consider plans for the removal of the dam on the Similkameen River. The chamber and the Lion’s Club are both interested in seeing the dam remain in the river and the site developed for recreation and a campground. Landowners will have a chance to voice their opinions on the proposed rehabilitation of the Oroville-Tonasket Irrigation system next Tuesday. Project Engineer, Guy Fisher, said, “At the present time, 7,500 acres are being irrigated under the system and if the contract is passed by the landowners and the work completed, there is expected to be 9,000 acres under the system.” The project was voted in the next week. The local FFA’s apple judging team won fourth place in the State Apple Judging Contest held in Chelan on Nov. 14. Darell Shumway was the top judge from Oroville. He placed tenth individually. Just four-tenths of a point behind him was Jim Cockle, followed by Fred Cockle at six-tenths behind Jim. Then came Stanley Morrison and

place it shouldn’t, to get or do something it shouldn’t. To them it is like stepping out of bounds in a game. The reason for so many Unauthorized Roads is because the existing roads are blocked with gates or other obstacles. Unauthorized Roads provide the owner of the public lands, (We the People) access to his property. Unauthorized Roads also provide a crisis focal point designed to divert public attention away from timber lands that should have been harvested 20 years ago, and then after a fire are not salvaged because of environmental concerns, or paperwork that wasn’t processed in time, or a number of other reasons all designed to provide cover for any accountability to the fact that the Forest Service has perfected the art of being able to throw away the same tree twice. The Forest Service as individuals are amiable, nice to speak with, and seem to listen, their policies on the other hand have the same attitude as that of Ebenezer before his change. A mental picture given to me over the Thanksgiving holiday of a 450 pound woman leaving the restaurant dragging toilet paper fits in many ways. First, the Forest Service is “slightly” overweight, but has no plans to go on a diet, and is looking to grow to better manage the problems they have created. Second, focusing on the paperwork that follows them is what attracts our attention. Third, the writing on the paperwork is difficult to interrupt. Fourth there is no end to the paper work. And finally, it is better not to call attention to what follows them because this is part of their fashion statement and they are proud of it. Steve Lorz Tonasket Ken Scacco. George’s Chevrolet submitted the low bid of $1,520 for a new town police car. The car will be a 1965 Police Special. John’s Pontiac, Oroville, had submitted a bid of $3,350.00 less a trade-in for $900 leaving a net cash of $2,480.00 while Goerhy’s Garage in Brewster came in with $2,323.95 with a trade in of $400.00 and a cash outlay of $1,923.93. Grocery Prices: Banquet Dills, 2 oz. can, 3 for $1.00; Lumberjack Syrup, 47 oz., $.69; whole bodied Stewing Hens, $.23 per lb.; Peter Pan Chunk Tuna, 3 for $.89; Young baby beef, cut and wrapped, $.45 per lb.; Onions, $.05 per lb. King size Nestles’s Candy Bars, 3 for $1.00. Weatherwise by Marge Frazier, official observer: Dec. 2, 43 degrees maximum and 3 degrees, minimum; Dec. 3, 43 and 38; Dec. 4, 42 and 38; Dec. 5, 42 and 29; Dec. 6, 41 and 26; Dec. 7, 40 and 34 and Dec. 8, 37 and 33. Total precipitation for the period, .16 on an inch.

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25 Years Ago: December 7 - 14, 1989: Last Friday, another chapter in the Old Peerless Restaurant was begun as it was auctioned off in a matter of minutes on the steps of the Okanogan County Courthouse to a former Oroville man for the sum of $130,000. W. B. (Mac) McPherson was the winner of the auction and is an Oroville High School graduate from the class of 1938. McPherson said, “I grew up in Oroville and a strong interest in the town. I also stayed in the hotel for a time when I was 12-years-old.” Oroville Hornets had to come back to win their first nonleague game last Friday. Hosting Pateros, the Hornets were behind all the way until late in the last quarter when the Oroville squad went ahead, then into an overtime game, Oroville scored all points in the three minute overtime for the win. The Tonasket Tigers squeezed by a 52-51 victory over the WatervilleMansfield Shockers here last Saturday night. The close basketball battle got tight for the Tigers in the second and third quarters with the Shockers in the lead, which by the end of the third quarter was 43 over a Tonasket





Busy now until New Years Continued cold weather has been on the menu for us this past week, but it ended with warmer days and some rain. It will be busy times from now on until the first of the year as many functions will be in the making and we don’t like to miss any of them. Things to do and places to go! One thing for sure you don’t want to miss the bazaar at the Senior Citizen Center this Saturday. You can even have a warm lunch and pie and then buy something good to take home for later, and of course you might find a little handmade something for someone, as well as some slightly used items that others have tired of but are still good in the eyes of another person. Stop in and be surprised! A huge gathering was on hand for the memorial for Barbara Forrester last week, with her family doing a superb job and carrying out her wishes to the best of their ability. The holidays will never be the same for the little ones but they will be filled with the beautiful memories their grandmother had instilled in them. Eunice Godwin had another procedure done to correct some issues pertaining to her heart. Hopefully all went well and she’ll be back out in circulation soon. She does add sparkle to those around her. Word is that all went well. When we arrived in the Hirst household, thinking just to visit, we found Bob waiting for us with the pinochle cards

in hand and ready to try and once again come out the winner and he usually does. He plays a bit slower but is just as lucky as ever. As we get into the holiday season once again the hullabaloo begins about where decorations can and can’t be displayed. For those that don’t wish to partake in the long established traditions, fine, but leave alone the ones that do. Some of our longtime friends have health problems. Winter always seems to take its toll on the older generation. Jean Harden Jacobs fell and broke her hip, and has been in the hospital but should be home by this writing. Jean has always been a very petite size, but she could throw a heavy bowling ball with the best of us. Those were the good ol’ days. Our good buddy Bob Irwin, is having difficult days. They do have healthcare workers at their home now. Another longtime acquaintance, Steve Retasket, has had a stay in Wenatchee hospital. It must be nearing 20 years since Steve had a kidney and pancreas transplant. I believe him to be the exception to the rule of longevity having had such a procedure. He’s been well cared for, by his wife, and has great determination and faith and is so loved by his family and friends. Family has reported that Ron McDougall is having health issues with cancer. As is Grant Lewis. Hopefully treatments will be beneficial for both of them.

trying to make things work. I have a theWouldn’t it be nice if someone could ory, that if our government would stop invent a “fat bank” and we could go sending just a small percentage of the there and donate fat like is done at the foreign aid money, to countries, some of Red Cross blood bank? I’ll bet there which don’t even like the United States, would be long waiting lines. and direct it to the care of our elderly, it Our little Christmas tree is a far cry would be a good solution. from I used to put up but it’s Or stop counting wild horsup and I’m happy. As my es or some of the other silly young great grandson says, projects they do, it would “Take what you get and don’t be beneficial. Of course we throw a fit”. need to save the home but I hear some folks say, “Oh, I when only three folks out just hate Christmas!” My feelof the total residents are ing is that it is just what you private pay, and the rest is make of it. I love the beautiful paid by the government, Christmas music that fills the at a loss for each resident, air and the good family times something has to give. The THIS & THAT and the memories from the longevity of our population past. My mom always made has increased and we need Joyce Emry cinnamon rolls, brought a jar more care centers, not less. of home canned peaches and Which do you think a little ham for our Christmas makes more sense, going to Mars, at breakfast, which we always enjoyed. costing another outlandish figure of the Keep the true meaning of the day in taxpayer’s money, or taking care of focus and don’t worry if you got the the people that are already here on this proper gift for someone. Chances are planet? they didn’t need anything anyway. An old man, when asked by his son, It’s too bad the price of a ticket to a “Why don’t you wear those expensive Seahawks game (and other sports) prohearing aids I bought for you? Said, “I hibits some of our young people from don’t wear them because they just make being able to attend, when they’re the the B. S. louder.” ones that need to be going. How about the price of gas? Under I think the media is overdoing it again, $2.00 a gallon some places. showing all the protesters in the many Well, my beloved Gonzaga team lost places pertaining to the so called racial their first game this year. It was excel- injustice. And how sad that a lot of folks lent and a heart breaker to loss, but as can’t make better use of their time, than with all games there has to be a winner looting and burning business that have and a loser. nothing to do with the issues. Do you With the holidays coming and all the miss not having Chinese food without good recipes from the past being made, having to go out of town for it? Let’s try along with some new ones, watching the America’s Thursday night and see what diet goes right out the window. she has for our taste.

Sally Eder had the misfortune of falling, at home, and her face is like the “coat of many colors” and her daughter Susie, had eye surgery and also has colorful areas around her eyes. Hopefully, both will be recovered very soon and the colors a thing of the past. Hazel DeZellem has had to learn what its like to be without “wheels” as serious things went amiss with her car. Remember when there was a central telephone office, in the Peerless Hotel and a pretty little lass named Lois Forney was one of the operators? She has lived in Spokane after she married and passed away last week, in her nineties. A large crowd was on hand last week for the Memorial service of Don Nigg, at the Catholic Church, who passed away in Colville, but had spent the major part of his life in the Oroville area. The mayor in New York City is trying to stop the carriage rides that have been part of the traditions for eons, but now all of a sudden it is too cruel for the horses. Isn’t that what horses are supposed to do, is pull buggies, carts and carriages? If it isn’t the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) it’s the PAWS people. We have way too many people looking out for us, or so it seems to me. Our area is in turmoil, once again, due to the possibility of losing the Nursing Home. Some get really agitated, and say really mean things, without knowing the facts, while others spend a lot of time,

Oroville Seniors Christmas bazaar this Saturday




Our bazaar tables are full up, so, if you want to reserve a table, you are too late. You can still donate items, or volunteer, for our Dec. 13 bazaar. That’s this coming Saturday. Times are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the location is the Senior Center, 1521 Golden Street. We will be serving a special recipe of beef stew and

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The Tonasket Kiwanis honored Tonasket Elementary School’s November Terrific Kids last week.


Let me introduce the warriors recognized in this year’s Hometown Soldier Calendar: For the month of January we are honoring Adam Beardsley who hails from Chesaw. His wife Stacey Accord and he are Oroville High School graduates. This Navy Seabee has been serving since 1999. His parents are Carol and Royce Beardsley. In February we honor Bob Calus, a 2006 graduate of Tonasket High School. This Army soldier has been serving our country since 2010. His parents are Barbara and the Late F. Joseph Calus. The sons of Debbie and John Nissen of Tonasket are honored in the months of March and July.

BLUE STAR MOTHERS Ben Franklin is an Army soldier and Lee Franklin serves as a Marine. April honors Jake Maden, a graduate of Omak High School. Jake began serving with the Coast Guard in 1995 and is the son of Connie Maden, currently living in Tonasket. Josh Hollenbeck from Chesaw is honored during his birthday month of May. Josh began his service as an Airman in 2005. He married his college sweetheart, Amber Casebolt, of Moses Lake. Daralyn and Greg are his parents. Honored for the month of June is Allen Willey who has served in Navy since 1986. He is a Tonasket High School graduate and his parents are Kathy and Bill Moore. August is Tommy Nelson’s month. Tommy has served in the Air Force since 1999. Georgia and Danny Nelson of Oroville

are proud to have had two of their sons serve in the Air Force. For September we honor Jarred Palmier of Republic who has been serving in the Army since 2009. His parents are Tracy and Gregory. Scott Fry graduated from Omak High School in 2005 and joined the Air Force the same year. Scott’s parents Julie and George Conkle now live in Tonasket. The month of Thanksgiving honors Chris Rojeski of Tonasket. Chris is a Navy sailor following in the footsteps of his step father, Cliff Berry. Mother Georgie Berry is very proud of his service. Eric Orr of Oroville and his wife Shade Doughty of Wenatchee wish us “Happy Holidays” in the month of December. His aunt and uncle Tina and Kim Rounds currently live in Oroville. The 2015 Hometown Soldier Calendar represent some of the many heroes our area sends to serve, and the families that support them.

PAST NEWS | FROM A1 of 29 and was barely surmounted by the Tigers in the final quarter. The projected 1990 Oroville City budget of $1,593,110 exceeds the previous years with an increase of $140,000.00. The city expects total revenues of $,1,593,110 with cash on hand of $85,831 and the various fines, fees, license, permits and grants, they expect $139,032 in tax revenue, based on property valuation

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Two Christmas parties planned on the hill

biscuits, with pie and beverage included for seven dollars, cheap. In addition, we will be having a bake sale. So, please come, browse, buy, and eat. We’re looking for someone interested in shoveling snow from our walks. On Tuesday, Dec 23, the Ellisforde Church Choir will present music at 11 a.m. In addition, on that day, Hughes Department



Christmas will be celebrated on the hill with parties in Molson and Chesaw this weekend. The Molson Grange will have their Christmas Party on Friday, Dec. 12 at 6:30 p.m. The Menu

includes Chinese Favorites by Linda Darrow of Chicken Chow Mein, Sweet and Sour Chicken and Pork Fried Rice. Please bring your potluck dish. Call Mary Louise Loe at 509-485-3292 or Wilma Penner at 509-485-1922 for a suggestion of an item that will compliment the dishes Linda will be preparing. The Knob Hill Christmas Party will be held on Saturday,

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Program. While attending the Tonasket, the five foot six blonde with green eyes, has been very active. She has been a cheerleader, member of several clubs and drama as well as having been a Police Explorer.


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Dec. 13 in the Chesaw Community Building, starting at 5 p.m. This event is open to all. Bring your favorite potluck dish to share. There will be an optional Gift Exchange ($10 limit). For Answers to your questions or more information please call Carol Mills at 509485-2083. Pinochle Scores for Monday, Dec. 1: With only 24 players in attendance, the High Scores went to Ray Vissor and Wilma Penner. The Low Scores went to Darrel Bunch and Penny Cole. Sally Eder took the Traveling Award.

TONASKET/OKANOGAN VALLEY LIONS CLUB Lions taking part in relieving hunger

Your involvement with this food drive can help feed the hungry and make a difference in the life of our neighbors. Please donate at a location near you. SUBMITTED BY Donation boxes are placed CATHY BAILEY at Grant’s Market, and Beyer’s TONASKET/OKAN. VALLEY LIONS CLUB Market, in Tonasket and at Dan’s Market and Los Reyes Sigue in The Tonasket/Okanogan Valley Ellisforde. Lions Club (T/OVLC) and Lions The Tonasket/Okanogan Club International would like to Valley Lions Club is a part of invite everyone to participate in Lions Club International, the the Relieving the Hunger world- largest service organization in wide campaign. the world. We meet the second This campaign will continue and fourth Wednesdays of each now through Hunger month at 6:30 p.m.this at Whistler’s Why notJanuary. start a new holiday tradition? Make the and poverty hand hand. in Tonasket. Please join us. time ofgoyear thatinyou help save for a child’s college

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of $41,194.65. Paula Bensing, daughter of Donald and Barbara Bensing of Tonasket, will be one of 44 high school seniors from across the state that will compete in Washington’s 1990 Young Woman of the Year

Store has given us the opportunity to gift wrap presents as a fundraiser. If you are buying last minute gifts, be sure to have our volunteer seniors wrap it. We will be volunteering in three shifts from 6 p.m. to 12 p.m. We are planning a turkey and ham dinner on Christmas day. Mark your calendar. Our election of officers is on Tuesday, Dec.16, during our 11 a.m. meeting. Do not forget to pay your membership dues for 2015. Our County Association is in the process of transition, and we are upbeat about the prospects. However, who knows the future? They say it is uncertain. Eat dessert first.

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In its inaugural year, Tonasket High School will be sending a team to the state championships after finishing in the top three out of 25 teams at the VEX Robotics qualifying tournament at Central Washington University


TONASKET - Tonasket High School’s inaugural Robotics Team earned a spot at the State Championships at last Saturday’s VEX Robotics Qualifying Tournament at Central Washington University in Ellensburg. The “Theelin Hallatan Skyblazers” as they call themselves, demonstrated their robot’s ability to carry out a number of tasks, both using a remote con-

trol and an autonomous, studentdesigned computer program, in a number of head-to-head matches against other teams. They then partnered with other teams to compete in a sudden death, alliance-based tournament. Tonasket’s robot alliance was victorious, earning them one of the coveted slots at the state championships in Sunnyside this spring. Only three of the 25 teams in attendance will continue on to the March 8 tournament. The team includes members Anna St. Martin, Brennan Ramsey, Jonathon Freese,

Kallysta Ray, Travis Deggeller and Zeke Silverthorn. The team is led by coach Kevin Anderson, the Tonasket High School Art Teacher. The Tonasket High School robotics program is sponsored by the school’s GEAR UP MOSAIC2 grant. GEAR UP activities help expose students to different college and career options, and prepare students for post-secondary education. Participating in robotics activities allow students to develop skills in the fast-growing fields of technology, mathematics and engineering.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR Wool Co-op at Oroville Chamber

Peace Festival Veteran’s Dinner

OROVILLE - The next general membership meeting of the Oroville Chamber of Commerce will be Thursday, Dec. 11 at 1 p.m. at The Plaza Restaurant. Vicki Eberhart, president of the North American Wool Coop will be sharing about the co-op’s plans to produce products using wool and other animal fibers in Oroville. The NAWC recently purchased a building in Oroville to set up production. The NAWC is a non-profit organization setup as a cooperative for pooling and milling purposes, educating farmers in creating the highest quality fiber. This fiber is pooled for milling via their communityowned Eco Fiber Mill for the production of roving, batting, and felting in making quilting and yarn products ready for sale to local, interstate and overseas markets. Find out more about them at

TONASKET - Please come and celebrate with us the service our Veterans have given to their country with a free festive dinner with The Ruby Band providing entertainment after the dinner. This free dinner will be Friday, Dec. 12, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Community Cultural Center of Tonasket. Donations are gladly accepted.

The Blues are Back at Winery OROVILLE - Chuck Oakes, Ron Champagne, Dave Wheatly are bringing their version of blues-themed music back to Esther Bricques Winery this Thursday, Dec. 11. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments are available. Esther Bricques Winery is located at 42 Swanson Mill Rd., Oroville. For more information, please call the winery at 509-476-2861.

Oroville Senior Center Bazaar OROVILLE - The Oroville Seniors will be holding their annual bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the center located at 16th and Golden. Lunch of beef stew and biscuits, coffee, tea and pie for dessert will be available for $7. All the tables have been sold. Plenty of items to choose from, plus a bake sale. Come and have a great time.

Molson Grange Christmas Party MOLSON - The Molson Grange will have their Christmas party on Friday, Dec. 12 at 6:30 p.m. The Menu includes Chinese favorites by Linda Darrow. Please bring your potluck dish as well. Santa will be attending so if your are bringing children have a gift with their name attached so Santa can hand it out. The public is invited and if you have something you would like to do at the Christmas party feel free and tell someone at the Grange so we can get you on schedule. Call Mary Louise Loe at 485 3292 or Wilma Penner at 485 1922 for a suggestion of an item that will compliment the dishes Linda will be preparing.

Knob Hill Christmas Party

CHESAW - The Knob Hill Christmas Party will be held on Saturday, Dec 13 in the Chesaw Community Building, starting at 5 p.m. This event is open to all. Bring your favorite Pot Luck Dish to share. There will be an optional Gift Exchange ($10 limit). For Answers to your questions or more information please call Carol Mills at 509-485-2083.

Oroville May Festival Meeting OROVILLE - The Oroville May Festival Committee will meat on Wednesday, Dec. 17 at the Plaza Restaurant. The public is invited to come help with May Festival, especially parade planning. Home schooled junior girls interested in being royalty are also encouraged to contact Sharon at 509-560-0179 for applications, which needs to be turned in or postmarked by Dec. 17. Those with questions can call Linda at 509-476-2625 evenings.

Oroville Schools Winter Concerts

OROVILLE - Oroville Schools Music Students will present winter concerts on Thursday, Dec. 18, with the 4th-6th grade elementary students perform at 10 a.m. in the Oroville Elementary School Gymnasium. The Junior and Senior High music students will perform at 7 p.m. in the High School Commons. Admission to both concerts is free.

Christmas Caroling at Esther Bricques Winery

OROVILLE –- Next week on Thursday, Dec. 18, Esther Bricques Winery celebrates of the Season with Christmas Carols. Music begins at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call the winery at 509-476-2861 or visit the Events page at Esther Bricques Winery is located at 42 Swanson Mill Rd., Oroville. There will be no Thursday performances on Dec. 25 (Christmas), Jan. 1 (New Years) and Jan 8, as Esther Bricques Winery will be closed for the holidays. Live performances will resume after the holidays with a premiere performance for the four-part group, Nuance, on Thursday, Jan. 15.

Molson Bingo

MOLSON - BINGO at the Molson Grange Hall on Friday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. $10 Fee.

Merry Christmas Meat Shoot

OROVILLE - Merry Christmas Meat Shoot at the Oroville Gun Club on Saturday, Dec. 20 at 10 a.m. Come shoot for steaks and of course the bacon birds. Fun for everyone. Food, snacks, chili and sandwiches. Questions? Call Paul at 509-476-2241 or Vern at 509-476-7031.

Gifts for the Children

OROVILLE Oroville Women’s Club is once again pleased to provide the gifts for children event on Tuesday, Dec. 23, starting at 9:30 a.m. in conjunction with the food bank’s annual Christmas happening. The club members would also like to thank everyone who has donated to make this event possible. If you would like to help, please contact Kally at Umpqua Bank in Oroville at 509-476-3603.

Tonasket Food Bank Hours

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

Oroville Food Bank Hours OROVILLE - The Oroville food bank operates every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., excluding holidays, in the basement of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. For more info, call Jeff Austin at (509) 4763978 or Sarah Umana at (509) 476-2386.

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Faith Lutheran Church

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

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

1715 Main Street Oroville 9:00 a.m. English Mass every Sunday 1:00 p.m. Spanish Mass every Sunday Father Jose Maldonado • 476-2110

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

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

Oroville United Methodist

908 Fir, Oroville • 476-2681 Worship on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Visit us on the web: Leon L. Alden, Pastor

Valley Christian Fellowship

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

LOOMIS Loomis Community Church

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

CHESAW Chesaw Community Bible Church

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

MOLSON Community Christian Fellowship

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

RIVERSIDE Riverside Lighthouse - Assembly of God

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


Tonasket Bible Church

10 6th East and Whitcomb • 509-429-2948 Pastor Stephen Williams • Trinity Episcopal Sun. Worship Service 9:30 am 602 Central Ave., Oroville Sun. Christian Education Hour 11 am • Sun. Eve. Service 6 pm Sunday School & Services 10:00 a.m. “SANCTIFY THEM IN TRUTH; YOUR Holy Eucharist: 1st, 3rd, & 5th • Morning Prayer: 2nd & 4th WORD IS TRUTH.” JOHN 17:17 Healing Service: 1st Sunday The Reverend Marilyn Wilder 476-3629 Holy Rosary Catholic Church Warden • 476-2022 1st & Whitcomb Ave., Tonasket 11 a.m. English Mass every Sunday 7:00 p.m. Spanish Mass every Saturday Church of Christ Father Jose Maldonado • 476-2110 Ironwood & 12th, Oroville • 476-3926 Sunday School 10 a.m. • Sunday Worship 11 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study: 7 p.m. Immanuel Lutheran Church 1608 Havillah Rd., Tonasket • 509-485-3342 Sun. Worship 9 a.m. • Bible Study & Sun. School 10:15 Seventh-Day Adventist “For it is by grace you have been saved, through 10th & Main, Oroville - 509-476-2552 faith--and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of Bible Study: Sat. 9:30 a.m. • Worship: Sat. 11 a.m. God--not by works, so that no one can boast.” -Eph. 2:8-9 Pastor Tony Rivera • 509-557-6146 “To every generation.” Celebrating 100 years 1905-2005

Oroville Free Methodist

1516 Fir Street • 509-476.2311 Sunday School 9:15 am Worship Service 10:15am Pastor Rod Brown

NEW Hope Bible Fellowship

Service Time: Sun., 10:30 a.m.  Wed., 6:30 p.m. Estudio de la Biblia en español Martes 6:30 p.m. 923 Main St. • Mark Fast, Pastor

Bible Faith Family Church Pentacostal Church of God

1012 Fir Street, Oroville • 476-3063 Pastor Claude Roberts SUNDAY: 9 - 9:30 a.m. Prayer & Fellowship 10:10 - 10:30 Coffee & Visiting 10:30 - 11:30 Church Service with Project 3:16 Band 6 - 7:30 p.m. Pursuit

Crossroads Meeting Place Tonasket Foursquare Church

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

Tonasket Community UCC

24 E. 4th, Tonasket • 486-2181 “A biblically based, thoughtful group of Christian People”

Sunday Worship at 11:15 a.m. Leon L. Alden, Pastor

Whitestone Church of the Brethren

577 Loomis-Oroville Rd., Tonasket. 9:15 am Praise Singing. 9:30 am Worship Service 11:00 am Sunday school for all ages Pastor Jim Yassey Albright 509-846-4278

Ellisforde Church of the Brethren

32116 Hwy. 97, Tonasket. 11 am Sunday School. 11 am Worship Service

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

Pastor Debbie Roberts 509-486-2192

To place information in the Church Guide call Charlene 509- 476-3602 ext 3050







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For Rent Hillside Park Senior Apartments

515 Tonasket Ave Tonasket, WA TAKING APPLICATIONS 62 Years of Age or Older or Disabled RENTAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE Income Limits Apply Call Geneva 509-486-4966 TDD# 711 Oroville WESTLAKE RD. Nice 3 bedroom, 2 bath house. New carpet, storage shed, computer room. $775/mo, first & last. Need reference. Call 509476-3214 SIMILKAMEEN PARK APARTMENTS Oroville, WA. 3 & 4 Bedroom Starting at $450 per month + security deposit. Includes: • Water. Sewer. Garbage • Washer and Dryer • Air conditioning • Play area • Storage Space For more information contact Nanette at Similkameen Park Office 301 Golden St. #16 Oroville, WA. 98844 509-476-9721/509-476-3059

SUN LAKES REALTY 4 BR, 2 BA w/ garage $910. 2 + BR $700. 3 BR $850. Lakefront Apt $795. Beautiful downtown apt $495. Call 509-476-2121

Announcements Adopted Election Resolution Notice A poll-site election for a board seat on the Okanogan Conservation District will be held on February 12, 2015 at USDA Building, 1251 2nd Ave. S., Okanogan, WA 98840. Polls will open at 10:00 AM and close at 2:00 PM. Registered voters who reside within the Conservation District boundary are eligible to vote. Candidates must be registered voters residing in the conservation district, and may be required to own land or operate a farm. The candidate filing deadline is January 15, 2015 at 1:00 PM. Election procedures are available at the district office. Absentee ballots are available upon request for eligible voters, but must be requested on or before 2:00 PM on January 22, 2015. Please contact the District office at 1251 2nd Ave South, Room 102, Okanogan, WA 98840, (509) 422-0855 for absentee ballots or if you have any questions.

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Help Wanted Relief Customer Service Rep Okanogan County PUD This position is part-time, minimum 80 hours per month and is called upon as needed to perform customer service duties at the District’s headquarters in Okanogan, as well as at each of the District’s 5 offices. Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent and at least one year of previous applicable secretarial/office, customer service experience. A valid Washington State Driver’s License is required. The position will be assigned to the District’s headquarters in Okanogan and travel time and mileage will be paid when assigned to alternate work locations. Wages are per IBEW contract, health insurance & retirement benefits are provided. Applications and a detailed job description are available online at or at any District office. Applications must be received by 5:00 pm on Monday, January 5, 2015 at Okanogan County PUD, Attn: Human Resources, P.O. Box 912, Okanogan, WA 988400912. Applications may also be faxed or emailed to: fax 509- 422-8416, Okanogan County PUD is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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We are dedicated to our employees job satisfaction and take pride in providing a place to work that encourages growth, teamwork, communication and positive employee/supervisor relationships. FHC is a not for profit Community Health Center dedicated to providing quality health care regardless of ability to pay. EVERYONE is welcome. We have the following opportunities available: OKANOGAN: WIC Peer Counselor 10 hours per week. English/Spanish bilingual required. Promotor(a) Per Diem positions; Okanogan & Brewster - English/Spanish bilingual required Omak Campus: Enrollment Assist. Spec. Full time Temporary. Travel between Brewster and Omak. MA– C Full time. RN Nurse Case Mgr. Full time. Travel between sites as needed. Behavioral Health Interpreter Care Coordinator 1 Full time positions. English/Spanish bilingual required Brewster & Oroville Dental: Dental Assistants Per Diem Twisp Dental (Coming soon): Dental Assistants 3 Part time Patient Registration Rep. Part time. English/Spanish Bilingual preferred. Brewster Jay Ave: Patient Navigator Full time MA-C or LPN Full time Clinic Custodian Full time Brewster (Indian Ave): MA-R, MA-C or LPN Full time Bridgeport Med/Dental: Hygienist Full time. Travel between Brewster and Bridgeport. MA-C or LPN Full time Dental Assistant Full time

Public Notices

Call for Fuel Bids The Tonasket School District is now accepting bids for the supply of unleaded gasoline and diesel vehicle fuel for 2015. Sealed bids are due on or before 2:00 PM Wednesday, January 7, 2015. Specifications and bid forms are available from the District Office; 35 Hwy 20 E., Tonasket, WA 98855. Phone: 486-2126. Published: The Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on December 11, 18, 2014. #OVG604475

metery in loads of eight (8) on demand. Bids are to be submitted on a form available at the City Clerk’s office at 209 S. Whitcomb Avenue or call 509-486-2132. Mailing address: City of Tonasket, P. O. Box 487, Tonasket, Washington 98855. Bids will be opened at 7:00 p.m. on Jan. 13, 2015 at the regular Council meeting. All bids must be received prior to bid opening. The City reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any informality. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on December 11, 18, 2014. #OVG604634

Instruction / Classes

EVENING WELDING COURSES Improve your welding skills at night. WVC at Omak offers basic, gas or arc welding courses Mon & Wed 6pm-8:30pm. Classes begin Jan 5th. Call Riva Morgan at 509-682-6847.


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

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IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF OKANOGAN In re the Estate of: STEVEN L. PLANQUE, Deceased. NO. 14-4-00112-5 NOTICE TO CREDITORS The personal representative, Sheri L. Thomson, has been appointed as personal representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the personal representative or the personal representative’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the personal representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020 (1)(c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. DATE OF FILING COPY OF NOTICE TO CREDITORS with Clerk of Court: November 25, 2014. DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION: December 4, 2014. /s/Anthony Castelda ANTHONY CASTELDA, WSBA #28937 Attorney for Planque Estate P.O. Box 1307 Tonasket, WA 98855 (509) 486-1175 Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on December 4, 11, 18, 2014 #OVG602745 Notice of Call for Bids For Concrete Grave Liners 2015 & 2016 Sealed bids will be received for the supplying of concrete grave liners to the City of Tonasket for the years 2015 and 2016. Bids must include price of liners plus sales tax and freight delivered to the Tonasket Ce-

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PUBLIC AUCTION THOMPSON BEES 1869 HWY 7 OROVILLE, WA 98844 (509) 476-3948 DATE OF AUCTION: 12/18/14 Viewing Time: 10:00 AM Auction Time: 11:00 AM 1993 Ford Ranger Lic# B06788K Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on December 11, 2014. #OVG604194 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE The attached Notice of Sale is a consequence of default(s) in the obligation to Fred L. Cook, the Beneficiary of your Deed of Trust and owner of the obligation secured thereby. Unless the default(s) is/are cured, your property will be sold at auction on Friday, January 9, 2015. To cure the default(s), you must bring the payments current, cure any other defaults, and pay accrued late charges and other costs and attorney fees as set forth below by December 29, 2014 (11 days before sale date). To date, these arrears and costs are as follows: Delinquent Payments from in the amount of/ Currently due to reinstate/ Estimated amount that will be due to reinstate on December 29, 2014 (11 days before the date set for sale) Late charges:/$300.00/$400.00

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Tonasket RN Nurse Case Mgr. Full time MA-C or LPN or Roomer 1 per diem position. English/Spanish bilingual required due to business need. See for job descriptions. Submit cover letter and resume or application to FHC, c/o Human Resources, PO Box 1340, Okanogan, WA 98840 or email: Open until filled. FHC is an EEO Employer.

PUBLIC AUCTION THOMPSON BEES 1869 HWY 7 OROVILLE, WA 98844 (509) 476-3948 DATE OF AUCTION: 12/18/14 Viewing Time: 10:00 AM Auction Time: 11:00 AM Boat Lic# WSP Inspection required after sale Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on December 11, 2014. #OVG604714

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ment so that you may be advised of the exact amount you will be required to pay. Tender of payment or performance must be made to Dale L. Crandall, Attorney at Law, whose address is P.O. Box 173, Loomis, Washington 98827, telephone (509)223-3200. AFTER DECEMBER 29, 2014, YOU MAY NOT REINSTATE YOUR DEED OF TRUST BY PAYING THE BACK PAYMENTS and COSTS AND FEES AND CURING THE OTHER DEFAULTS AS OUTLINED ABOVE. In such a case, you will only be able to stop the sale by paying, before the sale, the total principal balance on the Deed of Trust in the amount of plus accrued interest, costs and advances, if any, made pursuant to the terms of the documents and by curing the other defaults as outlined above. You may contest this default by initiating court action in the Superior Court of the county in which the sale is to be held. In such action, you may raise any legitimate defenses you have to this default. A copy of your Deed of Trust and documents evidencing the obligation secured thereby are enclosed. You may wish to consult a lawyer. Legal action on your part may prevent or restrain the sale, but only if you persuade the court of the merits of your defense. The court may grant a restraining order or injunction to restrain a trustee’s sale pursuant to RCW 61.24.130 upon five days notice to the trustee of the time when, place where, and the judge before whom the application for the restraining order or injunction is to be made. This notice shall include copies of all pleadings and related documents to be given to the judge. Notice and other process may be served on the trustee at: Dale L Crandall Attorney at Law PO Box 173 Loomis, WA 98827 (509) 223-3200 If you do not reinstate the secured obligations and your Deed of Trust in the manner set forth above, or if you do not succeed in restraining the sale by court action, your property will be sold to satisfy the obligations secured by your Deed of Trust. The effect of such sale will be to deprive you and all those who hold by, through or under you of all interest in the property. DATED this 3rd day of September, 2014. /s/ Dale L. Crandall Dale L. Crandall, Trustee Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on December 11, 2014 and January 1, 2015. #OVG604271

at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable at the time of sale, the following described real property, situated in the County of Okanogan, State of Washington, towit: LOT 19, PINE CONE ESTATES, AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME H OF PLATS, SECTION 2, PAGE 38, RECORDS OF THE AUDITOR OF OKANOGAN COUNTY, WASHINGTON. which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated June 15, 2012 and recorded on July 17, 2012, under Auditor’s File No. 3174292, records of Okanogan County, Washington, from Tamara Lethco, a single person, as Grantor, to Inland Professional Title, LLC., as Trustee, to secure an obligation in favor of Fred L. Cook, as his separate estate, a single person, as Beneficiary. II. No action commenced by the Beneficiary of the Deed of Trust or Beneficiary’s successor is now pending to seek satisfaction or the obligation in any Court by reason of the Grantor’s default on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust. The undersigned Dale L Crandall, Attorney at Law, has been substituted as Trustee by the Beneficiary. III. The default(s) for which this foreclosure is made are as follows: a. Failure to pay the following pastdue amounts, which are in arrears: Six Monthly payments at $500.00 each: (March 5, 2014 through August 5, 2014)/$3,000.00 Six Monthly late charges at $25.00 for each monthly payment not made within five (5) days of its due date/ $150.00 TOTAL PAST-DUE AMOUNTS /$3,150.00 b. Defaults other than failure to make monthly payments: Failure to pay Crumbacher Estates Owners Association dues in the sum of/$953.42 Cost of trustee’s sale guarantee for foreclosure/$300.00 Trustee’s fees and Attorney fees/ $1,250.00 TOTAL OF CHARGES, FEES AND COSTS/$2,503.42 IV. The sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust referenced in (a) above is: Principal $22,094.56, and such other costs and fees as are due under the Note or other instrument secured, and as are provided by statute.

The above-described real property will be sold to satisfy the expense of sale and the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust as provided by statute. The sale will be made without warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances on Friday, January 9, 2015. The default(s) referred to in paragraph III must be cured by December 29, 2014 (11 days before the sale), to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if at anytime on or before December 29, 2014 (11 days before the sale date), the default(s) as set forth in paragraph III and all payments becoming due hereafter are paid and the Trustee’s fees and costs are paid. The sale may be terminated any time after December 29, 2014 (11 days before the sale), and before the sale by the Grantor or the Grantor’s successor in interest or the holder of any recorded junior lien or encumbrance paying the entire principal and interest secured by the Deed of Trust, plus costs, fees and advances, if any, made pursuant to the terms of the obligation and/or Deed of Trust, and curing all other defaults. V. A written notice of default was transmitted by the Beneficiary or Trustee to the Grantor or the Grantor’s successor in interest at the following address: Tamara Lethco aka Tamara Daharsh 36 Oakes Drive, Tonasket WA 98855 by both first class and certified mail return receipt requested on April 24, 2014 proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and the Notice of Default was posted in a conspicuous place on the real property described in Paragraph I above and/or the Grantor or the Grantor’s successor in interest was personally served on with said written notice by the Beneficiary or his Trustee, and the Trustee has possession of proof of such service or posting. VI. The Trustee whose name and address are set forth below will provide in writing to anyone requesting it, a statement of all costs and fees due at any time prior to the sale. VII. The effect of the sale will be to deprive the Grantor and all those who hold by, through or under the Grantor of all their interest in the abovedescribed property. VIII.

Anyone having any objection to the sale on any grounds whatsoever will be afforded an opportunity to be heard as to those objections if they bring a lawsuit to restrain the sale pursuant to RCW 61.24.130. Failure to bring such a lawsuit may result in a waiver of any proper grounds for invalidating the Trustee’s sale. DATED this 2nd day of September, 20 14. TRUSTEE: Dale L. Crandall, Attorney at Law By:/s/ Dale L. Crandall Dale L. Crandall, WSBA #32168 P.O. Box 173 Loomis, WA 98827 Telephone: (509) 223-3200 FAIR DEBT COLLECTIONS ACT NOTICE UNLESS YOU NOTIFY THIS OFFICE WITHIN 30 DAYS AFTER RECEIVING THIS NOTICE THAT YOU DISPUTE THE VALIDITY OF THE DEBT OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, THIS OFFICE WILL ASSUME THIS DEBT IS VALID. IF YOU NOTIFY THIS OFFICE OF ANY SUCH



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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE I. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned Trustee will on January 9, 2015, at the hour of 1:30 p.m. at the East entrance to the Okanogan County Courthouse, at 149 3rd Avenue N. Okanogan, Washington, sell



AttorneyFees:/$1,250.00 /$1,250.00 Title Report:/ $ 400.00/$400.00 (estimated) Title Company Fees:/$100.00/ $ 100.00 (estimated) Crumbacher Estates Owners Association dues in the sum of/$953.42/ $ 953.42 Six Monthly payments at $500.00 each: (March 5, 2014)/$3,000.00 /$5,000.00 Recording Fees:/$145.00 /$145.00 (estimated) Postage:/$ 11.00/$11.00 (estimated) Publication Fees:/$0/$300.00 (estimated) Reinstatement Fees:/$0/$250.00 TOTALS:/$6,159.42/$8,809.42 To pay off the entire obligation secured by your Deed of Trust as of the 2nd day of September 2014 you must pay a total of $22,094.56 in principal plus other costs and advances estimated to date in the amount of $2,500.00. From and after the date of this notice you must submit a written request to the Trustee to obtain the total amount to pay off the entire obligation secured by your Deed of Trust as of the payoff date. As to defaults which do not involve payment of money to the Beneficiary of your Deed of Trust, you must cure each such default. Listed below are the defaults which do not involve payment of money to the Beneficiary of your Deed of Trust. Opposite each such listed default is a description of the action necessary to cure the default and a description of the documentation necessary to show that the default has been cured. Amount Due as of Default/Estimated as of 11 days before date of sale/ Description of Action Required to Cure and Documentation Necessary to show cure $953.42 to HOA/$953.42 plus accued interest/Proof of payment of HOA Assessments of $953.42 You may reinstate your Deed of Trust and the obligation secured thereby at any time up to December 29, 2014 (11 days before the sale date) by paying the amount set forth above and by curing any other defaults described above. Of course, as time passes, other payments may become due, and any further payments coming due and any additional late charges must be added to your reinstating payment. Any new defaults not involving payment of money that occur after the date of this Notice must also be cured in order to effect reinstatement. In addition, because some of the charges can only be estimated at this time, and because the amount necessary to reinstate may include presently unknown expenditures required to preserve the property or to comply with state or local law, it will be necessary for you to contact the Trustee before the time you tender reinstate-

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Oroville’s Rachelle Nutt (2, left) and Hannah Hilderbrand (far right) battle Pateros’s Lorie LeDoux for a rebound during last Wednesday’s opener. Other than a cold first quarter in their opening game the Hornets have shown they have good reason for their high expectations.

Hornets trounce Curlew to even record BY BRENT BAKER


CURLEW - After getting off to a slow start during last week’s season-opener against Pateros, the Oroville girls basketball team took it to Curlew early and often, building a big lead on the way to a 62-36 victory at Curlew on Saturday, Dec. 6. The Hornets ran up a 22-6 lead after one quarter and never looked back. “We shot the ball well,” said Oroville coach Mike Bourn. “We got our first game nerves out of the way Wednesday, and Curlew wasn’t as strong as Pateros.” Hannah Hilderbrand helped the Hornets get off to a quick start with nine points in the first quarter. Mikayla Scott finished with a game-high 22 points in just three quarters of play. “Scotty shot the ball very nicely,” Bourn said. “The girls hit the boards hard. We got a lot of offensive rebounds. Curlew had a big girl and a couple of twins who could shoot, and we had to get out on them.” The Hornets led 31-12 at the half and added a 22-10 third quarter run to blow the game open even further. Oroville had four players in double figures, with Lily Hilderband scoring 12, Faith Martin adding 11 and Hannah Hilderbrand finishing with 11. “Lily played well but she was almost too unselfish,” Bourn said. “Faith missed her first three shots and we told her to just keep on shooting, and she hit the next four or five in a row. She’s a good shooter.” He added that Rachelle Nutt had an outstanding defensive game. The Hornets (1-1) face a challenging week, traveling to rival Lake Roosevelt on Thursday,

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Lily Hilderbrand splits a Pateros double team and draws a foul during last Wednesday’s opener. and hosting league (and state) favorite Okanogan on Saturday, Dec. 13.

PATEROS 41, OROVILLE 37 OROVILLE - A cold start proved to be too much for the Hornets to overcome in their first game of the season Wednesday, Dec. 3. Pateros, which finished third in the state 1B tournament last season, bolted out to an 11-1 lead midway through the second quarter and held off a late rally to defeat the Hornets,

41-37. “The last two and a half quarters played we played really well, handled them pretty well,” Bourn said. “But we came out without as much as intensity as I’d like, and the shooting just wasn’t there.” The Hornets had some quality looks during the opening minutes, but had a number of shots roll around and out. Scott got the Hornets on the board with back-to-back 2- and 3-point field goals, but the Nannies’ Lorie LeDoux kept the pressure on offensively, closing out the half with a triple that gave Pateros an 18-10 lead. Freshman Hannah Hilderbrand, playing her first high school game, lit the Nannies up in the second half with nine points and eight rebounds, including five points to start the third quarter. “She’s a freshman, so she was a bit nervous, Bourn said. “She really turned it on and did whatever she could to get us back in the game. Give her about 10 games, and watch out. She is tough.” Lily Hilderbrand’s two free throws pulled the Hornets to within 18-17, but Pateros went on a 19-6 run to lead 37-23 with six minutes left. The Hornets made it interesting in the final minutes two minutes as Hannah Hilderbrand and Scott hit baskets and Kali Peters hit a free throw to cut it to 37-33. But the two No. 24s - Lily Hilderbrand and Oroville’s Ashton Steggall - traded free throws down the stretch as the Hornets could get no closer. Lily Hilderbrand paced the Hornets with 12 points, with Scott adding 11. LeDoux scored 15 and Steggall 11 for Pateros.

Tiger wrestlers win first tournament BY BRENT BAKER BBAKER@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM

OMAK - Tonasket’s wrestlers got their season off to a strong start with a victory at the Omak PIT tournament on Saturday, Dec. 6. The Tigers racked up 162.5 points to cruise past Omak (129) and Liberty Bell (124.5). Winning individual titles were Vance Frazier (120 pounds) and Frank Holfeltz (195). Defending Class 1A state runner-up Jorge Juarez (145) found that nothing can be taken for granted despite the Tigers’ move into the Class B ranks as Liberty Bell’s Merritt Fink - last year’s B state champion at 138 - defeated him in the Omak championship match. Other tournament runners-up included Rade Pilkinton (126), Trevor Peterson (132), Zach Lofthus (160) and Chad Edwards (285). Third place finishers included Devin Walton (120) and Zion Butler (138), while Eithan Knowlton took fourth after having to bounce back from an opening-round loss to Omak state runner-up Alex Aguilar. Others who wrestled included Tim Freese, Matus Sitar, Ryan Rylie, Wyatt Pershing, Caleb Loftus, Hamit Aktas, Daymion Misanes and Jimmy Coleman. The Tigers travel to Kettle Falls on Wednesday and to the Okanogan Invitational on Saturday, Dec. 13.

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The Tigers’ Adrian McCarthy wins a battle for a rebound with a pair of Kettle Falls players during Tonasket’s season-opening win on Saturday.

Tigers clock Kettle in Larson’s re-debut BY BRENT BAKER BBAKER@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM

TONASKET - There’s plenty of uncertainty about how the Tonasket boys basketball team will perform this year. But in Mike Larson’s debut for the Tigers - his third such “first game” as a Tonasket varsity basketball coach - he couldn’t have asked for much more. Tonasket ran and pressed its way to a 74-26 victory over a shorthanded Kettle Falls team on Saturday that simply couldn’t handle what for at least one night could be described as a “fun and gun” offense. The Tigers put up back-to-back 24 point quarters in racing to a 48-20 halftime lead and never looked back, playing under the running clock mercy rule for the final quarter-plus of the contest. “It was a very nice way to start my career - again - at Tonasket,” Larson said. He served as the boys varsity coach for an interim season in 2001-2 and as the girls varsity coach in 2011-12 and 2012-13. “More than anything I wanted to break the ice with these kids, see exactly how they would react to the press and get into it. There were a few times we had some hiccups where we didn’t get into the press after making a shot because we were busy taking a victory lap, as

Youthful Hornets travel to Davenport BY BRENT BAKER BBAKER@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM

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Tonasket’s Eithan Knowlton nears a pin against a Cascade wrestler during Saturday’s season-opening tournament in Omak. Knowlton finished fourth in his weight class and the Tigers won the tourney’s team title.

opposed to putting the pressure on. That’s something we’ll have to keep practicing and hammering into them.” The Tigers trailed briefly at 2-0 and 4-2, but broke the game open with 16 straight points scored by five different players. Larson substituted liberally including a number of five-forfive waves - to keep fresh legs on the floor. The Bulldogs, missing a couple of key players who were participating in national-level academic competitions, simply could not keep up with the Tigers’ athleticism. Colton Leep, playing with more aggressiveness and confidence in his third varsity season, scored a career-high 24 points. Nine of the 10 Tigers reached the scoring column, with five scoring at least seven points. “We don’t have that one guy that’s going to go out and score 20 points a night,” Larson said. “When we do it’s going to be because of teamwork. He played great and his teammates did a great job of getting him the ball.” Adrian McCarthy scored nine points. Cristian Garcia and Jesse Ramon each scored eight while Ethan Bensing and Jeremiah Yaussy-Albright added seven apiece. The Tigers (1-0) had their Friday game with Republic cancelled due to their opponents’ run to the state 1B football semifinals. Tonasket was at Manson on Tuesday and hosts Liberty Bell on Friday, Dec. 12.

DAVENPORT - Oroville’s wrestling team, with more than half of its roster comprised of freshmen, will probably take a few lumps this season. But with those bruises will come experience and, coach Chuck Ricevuto hopes, the victories will eventually come. The Hornets opened their season Saturday at Davenport, taking 10th out of 13 teams. A bit surprisingly, it was a pair of freshmen that were the lone medal winners. State medalist Jordan Smith (126 pounds) saw his season get off to a rough start as he split his first four matches of the season and finished out of the medals. “He lost a bout where he had his opponent in a solid pinning position when the first period ran out,” Ricevuto said. “He eventually lost that match.” It was not an easy field, to say the least: Smith, after winning two matches in the consolation bracket, had to face off against another state tournament competitor in a the consolation semifinals. “He got caught making a costly move that put him on his back,” Ricevuto said.

Luis Vasquez (106) and David Iniguez (220) each earned a bronze medal in their first high school competition. “Luis is light at 96 pounds, but he works hard and has potential,” Ricevuto said. “David wrestled hard but still lacks some confidence as a frosh combatant.” Iniguez eliminated fellow freshman Zane Scott in the consolation semifinals. He finished with three pins, with his loss coming by major decision. Scott will likely drop down to 195 in the near future. Two other freshmen had promising debuts. Drake Fox (126) had two victories, by pin and by decision, before having to bow out of the tournament due to injury. Jeff Rounds (120) lost his two matches, but Ricevuto liked what he saw. “He wrestled tough ... against more experienced wrestlers,” he said. “I really look for him to improve because of his good focus and strong work ethic.” Also wrestling were Brandon Baughter (160), Kacey DeWitte (170), Scotty Hartvig (182) and Charlie Arrigoni (195), who each lost their two matches. The Hornets host Brewster on Friday and travel to Okanogan on Saturday, Dec. 13 for their second tournament of the year.



SPORTS Hornets come back to top Pateros in opener Tonasket’s Jenna Valentine looks for help after recovering a loose ball during the Tigers’ loss to Kettle Falls on Saturday, Dec. 6.


CURLEW 84, OROVILLE 33 CURLEW - Curlew outscored the Hornets 30-4 in the first quarter, and Oroville never threatened

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TACOMA - A couple of fortuitous bounces and big defensive plays at key moments carried Okanogan to its first state football title in 15 years on Friday, Dec. 5. The Bulldogs took a 17-0 halftime lead and held off a second half Napavine surge to win the Class 2B title in the Tacoma Dome. Neither Okanogan touchdown came right out of the playbook. In the first quarter, Napavine was in position to intercept a deep Benny Cate pass, but the ball glanced off the defenders hands, off the helmet of

TONASKET - Tonasket’s girls basketball team started off with a solid first six minutes against visiting Kettle Falls on Saturday, Dec. 6. But when the Bulldogs finished the first quarter with a quick 9-0 run to erase what had been a 10-9 Tonasket lead, the game quickly spun out of control for the Tigers, who went down to a 67-34 loss. Kettle finished the half on a 35-6 run as the Bulldogs built an insurmountable 44-16 lead.

REPUBLIC 53, TONASKET 22 TONASKET - Republic lost only to unbeaten state champion Wilbur-Creston and Pateros last year while running up a 19-4 record and fourth place finish at



the Class 1B tournament. The orange and black Tigers appear to have a chance to improve on that this season after returning most of their key players and adding some promising freshmen. Led by point guard Shania Graham, Republic took a 37-12 halftime lead and cruised to a 53-22 victory over Tonasket in the blue and gold Tigers’ season opener on Friday. Graham scored 13 points and five teammates scored at least seven for Republic. Ashlynn Willis paced Tonasket with nine points.


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Top, Oroville’s Nathan Hugus battles through some contact in the paint to score a big fourth quarter basket against Pateros last Wednesday. Above, Lane Tietje draws a foul on the way to the basket. in an 84-33 road loss on Saturday, Dec. 6. Curlew led 50-18 at the half, though the Hornets were competitive in the middle quarters as they were outscored 37-25. “We ran into a buzz saw,” Thacker said. “It was a very good and hungry Curlew team. We did

not get off the bus ready to play and paid the cost.” Joe Sarmiento, in his first game, led the Hornets (1-1) with 10 points, with Jetta Youker adding eight. Hunter Beedle led five Cougars in double figures with 17 points.

Okanogan wins state title BY BRENT BAKER

The Bulldogs used the Tigers’ own aggressiveness against them, forcing turnovers that went for quick baskets. The Tigers fared better in the second half, outscored 23-18, but the damage had been done. Ashlynn Willis scored eight points, Johnna Terris added six and Kayla Willis also scored six for the Tigers (0-2).

Okanogan receiver Riley Prescott and into the hands of tight end Jim Townsend, who sprinted the rest of the way to the end zone for a 61-yard touchdown. In the second quarter, Cate completed a deep pass to Jalen Moses, who was tripped up by a teammate at about the 5-yard line. Moses fumbled the ball forward, where Payton Staggs fell on the ball for the second touchdown of the game. The play covered about 85 yards. Those were Cate’s only completions of the contest. Arnulfo Mercado’s 27-yard field goal, between the two touchdowns, accounted for the Bulldogs’ 17-0 lead.

Napavine scored in the third quarter, and again with three minutes remaining, to cut the margin to 17-14. Napavine dominated nearly every statistical category but two: the Tigers missed three field goals, and the Bulldogs forced Napavine into five turnovers, including one on a sack at midfield in the final minute to hold onto the lead and the state title. Okanogan finished 14-1 on the season, losing only a non-league contest to Brewster that was hastily scheduled the day before the game after receiving a forfeit win from Liberty Bell. Napavine was top ranked (according to polls) and unbeaten heading into the game.

HIGH SCHOOL SCHEDULES DECEMBER 11-20 Thursday, Dec. 11 GB (JV/Var) - Oroville at Lake Roosevelt, 4:30/6:00 pm BB (JV/Var) - Oroville at Lake Roosevelt, 6:00/7:30 pm Friday, Dec. 12 GB (JV/Var) - Liberty Bell at Tonasket, 4:00/6:00 pm BB (JV/Var) - Liberty Bell at Tonasket, 6:00/7:30 pm WR - Brewster at Oroville, 6:00 pm Saturday, Dec. 13 WR - Tonasket and Oroville at Okanogan Invite, 10:00 am GB (JV/Var) - Tonasket at Omak, 12:30/2:00 pm BB (JV/Var) - Tonasket at Omak, 2:00/3:30 pm GB (JV/Var) - Okanogan at Oroville, 4:30/6:00 pm BB (JV/Var) - Okanogan at Oroville, 6:00/7:30 pm Tuesday, Dec. 16 GB (JV/Var) - Brewster at Tonasket, 4:00/6:00 pm

BB (JV/Var) - Brewster at Tonasket, 6:00/7:30 pm GB (JV/Var) - Oroville at Liberty Bell, 4:00/6:00 pm BB (JV/Var) - Oroville at Liberty Bell, 6:00/7:30 pm Wednesday, Dec. 17 WR - Oroville, Pateros and Lake Roosevelt at Tonasket, 6:00 pm Friday, Dec. 19 GB (JV/Var) - Bridgeport at Oroville, 4:00/6:00 pm BB (JV/Var) - Bridgeport at Oroville, 6:00/7:30 pm GB (JV/Var) - Tonasket at Okanogan, 4:30/6:00 pm BB (JV/Var) - Tonasket at Okanogan, 6:00/7:30 pm Saturday, Dec. 20 WR - Oroville NOHI Invitational (incl. Tonasket), 10:00 am WR - Tonasket at Tri-State Tournament, North Idaho College, 10:00 am GB (JV/Var) - Oroville at Pateros, 12:00/1:30 pm

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OROVILLE - Time and again last season Oroville’s boys basketball team was in games deep into the fourth quarter, only to see their opponents make most of the big plays down the stretch. But with last year’s freshman now a bit more seasoned as sophomores, it was the Hornets who made the big plays in the fourth quarter of last Wednesday’s opener. The Hornets, who trailed for most of the game, outscored the Billygoats 16-6 over the final four minutes to claim a season-opening 54-49 victory on their home floor. “We showed some guts and pulled one out,” said coach Jay Thacker, in his second year with the Hornets. “We had a lot of adversity. The guys were gutsy, definitely.” Oroville had a tough hand to play from the start as two seniors that they’ll depend on - Dustin Nigg and Joe Sarmiento - were on the bench with injuries. It took key plays down the stretch by the promising sophomore triumvirate of Bryce Glover, Andrew Mieirs and Nathan Hugus, some hustle plays by senior Lane Tietje and a key steal and free throws from senior transfer Jetta Youker to pull off the comeback. Hugus scored eight points in the stretch run, including the goahead score with 50 seconds left. With the Hornets clinging to a 48-47 lead, Youker picked the pocket of a Billygoat and was intentionally fouled on his way to the hoop and drained both free throws for a 3-point lead. “That’s what Jetta brings us,” Thacker said of Youker’s clutch play, “is that.” Glover added two free throws on the ensuing possession to give the Hornets what turned into an insurmountable 5-point lead. The Hornets led 12-7 after one quarter, but foul trouble kept them from building on the lead. Pateros shot 10-of-12 at the line in the first half to build a 23-20 lead. All five Hornet starters finished with either three or four fouls. Pateros held onto a narrow lead through the third quarter thanks primarily to the Billygoats’ 3-point shooting. Pateros hit four triples in the second half. Carlos Ceniceros, Julian Median, Mikey Piechalski and Derek Robinson combined to score all but two of the Billygoats’ points. Hugus finished with a gamehigh 21, with Glover adding 12 and Mieirs scoring nine points.

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Oroville held their annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony and Lighted Tractor Parade last Saturday evening under warmer than normal temperatures at Centennial Park. Clockwise from top left, Mason Wall, 6, checks out the Community Christmas Tree; Tiger Cub Cole Rise, 6, gets a toy shark and asks Santa to bring him a Lego set; the Lighted Tractor Parade brought Santa to the park; members of the Boy Scouts helped serve hot dogs and hot cocoa provided by the Oroville Chamber of Commerce which sponsored the event; Jeff Brunell was awarded with the first place prize for his tractor entry (Walt Arnold and his FFA students received second and third by Lamar Wolley); and some of the members of the Okanagan International Choir led participants in Christmas Carols.

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TONASKET - Tonasket’s wrestling team usually reloads, rather than having to rebuild, and this year should be no exception. That doesn’t mean there won’t be plenty of changes. The Tigers’ drop into the combined B classification for wrestling might on the face of it make for an easier road to the state finals; but unless the WIAA expands the qualifications for the B tournament (only eight make the state finals, as opposed to 16 in larger classifications), the margin for error is smaller as well. “Having all of Eastern Washington as our regional tournament will be tough,” says Tonasket coach Dave Mitchell. “Especially with schools like Warden and Okanogan also dropping down to the B division.” That said, it’s likely that other schools are even more worried about their wrestlers reaching state thanks to the Tigers’ presence. Despite losing two of their four state qualifiers from last year, there are plenty of returners coming off of solid seasons. First of all, there is returning state runner-up Jorge Juarez, a junior who, wrestling at 145 pounds this year, will have the state title in his sights. Sophomore Vance Frazier (120), a surprise state finals entry, will look to make it two in a row. Regional qualifiers who are returning include Rade Pilkinton (126) and possibly Austin Knowlton (182), who is recovering from a football injury. “We have a pretty good lineup this year,” Mitchell says. “I’m also expecting good things from Devin Walton (113), Trevor

TONASKET WRESTLING ROSTER Name Eithan Knowlton Caleb Lofthus Dallas Tyus Hamit Aktas Austin Knowlton Lucas Vugteveen Frank Holfeltz Morgan O’Brien Chad Edwards Jimmy Coleman

Gr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr.

Wt. 152 170 170 182 182 182 195 220 285 285

Rade Pilkinton Trevor Peterson Matus Sitar

Jr. 126 Jr. 132 Jr. 138

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The Tonasket wrestling team includes (front row, l-r) Rycki Cruz, Devin Walton, Rade Pilkinton, Tim Freese, Trevor Peterson, Zion Butler, Austin Rimestad, Chase Reid, Vance Frazier, (middle) Jorge Juarez, Zach Lofthus, Eithan Knowlton, Ryan Rylie, Morgan O’Brien, Wyatt Pershing, Junior Rodriguez, Matus Sitar, (back) Jimmy Coleman, Chad Edwards, Frank Holfeltz, Caleb Lofthus, Austin Knowlton, Lucas Vugteveen, Hamit Aktas and Dallas Tyus. Peterson (132), Ryan Rylie (152), Chad Edwards (285) and Zach (160) and Caleg (170) Lofthus. If we can get Austin back from his football injury, it will help our push for a top four placing at the state meet. “We also have a number of new wrestlers who I think will be coming on strong as the season progresses.” Others returning that saw varsity action last year include seniors Eithan Knowlton (152), Dallas Jorge Juarez Ryan Rylie Zach Lofthus

Jr. 145 Jr. 152 Jr. 160

Tim Freese Devin Walton Vance Frazier Chase Reid Zion Butler Austin Rimestad Junior Rodriguez Wyatt Pershing

So. So. So. So. So. So. So. So.

Rycki Cruz Daymion Misanes

Fr. 145 Fr. 220

113 113 120 132 138 138 138 152

Head coach: Dave Mitchell Assistant coaches: Cole Denison, Trampas Stucker

Tyus (170), Lucas Vugteveen (182) and Frank Holfeltz (195). The Tigers’ schedule will not look much different, though they won’t have dual matches against most of the Caribou Trail League squads they matched up against in team competition. The B League, with most teams not

able to fill out all their weight classes, don’t keep dual standings. However, the Tigers will have a number of mid-week duals, as well as attending the East Valley (Spokane) Dream Duals tournament in January. Most of the familiar tournaments - Omak, Oroville, Tri-State, Warden,

TONASKET WRESTLING SCHEDULE 12/6 12/10 12/13 12/17 12/20 12/20 12/30 1/3 1/7 1/10 1/13 1/17 1/21 1/24 1/27 1/31 2/7 2/14 2/20-21

at Omak PIT Invitational at Kettle Falls at Okanogan Invitational Lake Roosevelt/Oroville/Pateros at Oroville NOHI at Tri-State Invitational at Royal Invitational at Warden Schmunck Invitational Chelan at Cascade Invitational at Omak/Liberty Bell Apple Pie Invitational Double Dual at E. Valley (Spokane) Dream Duals at Okanogan at CWB Mix/Match (Kittitas) at CWB Sub-Regional (Oroville) # at 2B Dist 5/6 Regional(Reardan) # at State Finals (Tacoma Dome)

10:00 am 6:00 pm 10:00 am 6:00 pm 10:00 am 10:00 am 10:00 am 10:00 am 7:00 pm 10:00 am 7:00 pm 10:00 am 6:00 pm 8:30 am 7:00 pm TBD TBD TBD TBD

Royal, Cascade, and the home Apple Pie Invitational - still populate the schedule. “The quality of competition should be the same,” Mitchell

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OROVILLE - Things got a whole lot tougher for Oroville’s wrestling team this year. While a promising class of freshmen has finally made its way to the high school squad, it happened just in time to see the 1B/2B wrestling classification expanded to include a number of state powers that were formerly in Class 1A. The reclassification was devastating to football and will be even worse for wrestling,” says Oroville coach Chuck Ricevuto. “We are used to sending six kids to Regionals and five to state. If this stays the same it could spell the end of (1B/2B) Wrestling. We fought long and hard for a B division to create a level playing field for the smaller schools only to see it dissolve. Historically B schools turn out up to a dozen or so kids on a good year. The A schools are usually some where around the two dozen mark or more.” So the post-season will definitely be a tougher go for schools like Oroville. Still, Ricevuto is hopeful that his young squad can survive what already was looking like a season of learning the ropes. On a pre-season roster of 15, there are just five upperclassmen. One of those Jordan Smith (126 pounds), made his second trip to the state finals last year and pulled out a third place medal after taking fourth at regionals. Also returning is four-year mat veteran Leo Curiel (138) and juniors Scotty Hartvig (170) and Charlie Arrigoni (182). The future of the program will be in

at Davenport Invite 10:00 am Brewster 6:00 pm at Okanogan Invite 10:00 am at Tonasket/LR/Ptr/Brw 6:00 pm NOHI 10:00 am at LR Powerhouse 10:00 am at Banks Lake Brawl 10:00 am at Okanogan/Brw 6:00 pm Davenport/Omak 5:00 pm at Mary Walker Invite 10:00 am at Pateros Mixer 6:00 pm at Tonasket Apple Pie 10:00 am at Republic/Selkirk 5:00 pm at Ephrata Invite 9:00 am Liberty Bell/Eastmont JV6:00 pm at CWB Mix (Kittitas) TBD CWB Sub-Regional(home) TBD # at Dist 5/6 Reg. (Reardan) TBD # at State (Tacoma Dome) TBD

# If Qualify


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The Oroville wrestling team includes (front row, l-r) David Iniguez, Luis Vazquez, Drake Fox, Jeffrey Rounds, Leonardo Curiel, Stetson Spears, Kacey DeWitte, (back) Tyler Steagall, Anthony Gurule, Charlie Arrigoni, Brandon Baugher, Zane Scott and Scotty Hartvig. Not pictured are Jordan Smith and Nic Clase. the hands of eight freshman - many of which came up through the Killer Bees youth program - and two sophomores. “With only three going to Regional from our district, I see maybe one or two of our wrestlers advancing if we

are lucky,” Ricevuto says. “We are a very green team and it will show. Not only are we young, but we have some kids who have never wrestled before.” The veteran coach is hopeful that with the next round of reclassification some

of the larger schools will move back up to the 1A level. “Hopefully they will stick it out to see a return to last year’s B league and thus a good chance to make it on to state when they are juniors and seniors. It sounds

Name Jordan Smith Leo Curiel

Gr. Sr. Sr.

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Kacey DeWitte Scotty Hartvig Charles Arrigoni

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Stetson Spears Tyler Steagall

So. So.

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Luis Vasquez Jeff Rounds Drake Fox Anthony Gurule Brandon Baugher Nic Clase Zane Scott David Iniguez

Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr.

106 113 120 120 152 170 195 220

Head coach: Chuck Ricevuto Assistant coach: Ed Booker

like most of the A schools dropping down will be right back up in another year. As a good friend of mine say, ‘We will be left to clean up the mess.’”

2013-14 SEASON IN REVIEW BOYS BASKETBALL STANDINGS CARIBOU TRAIL LEAGUE (1A) Team W L PF *$ Okanogan 14 0 70.1 *$ Brewster 12 2 62.8 * Cashmere 8 6 65.6 * Chelan 8 6 45.5 * Omak 4 10 45.9 * Cascade 4 10 47.9 Quincy 3 11 45.6 Tonasket 3 11 48.2

PA 50.9 50.4 52.7 43.9 55.7 62.2 56.9 58.1

W 27 19 14 13 8 5 8 9

L 1 7 10 12 13 16 12 11

PF 71.6 61.8 63.5 45.6 47.0 47.7 47.7 53.0

PA 48.8 53.0 53.7 44.6 54.0 60.0 53.1 55.3

*Postseason qualifier $ State qualifer (Okanogan 3rd place) CENTRAL WASHINGTON LEAGUE NORTH DIVISION (2B) Team W L PF PA W * Liberty Bell 9 2 52.2 38.6 15 *$ Lk Roosevelt 6 5 56.6 46.5 13 * Bridgeport 3 8 42.3 54.3 5 Oroville 2 9 40.9 51.9 4 Manson 1 10 32.5 54.6 1

CENTRAL WASHINGTON LEAGUE NORTH DIVISION (2B) Team W L PF PA W *$ Oroville 10 1 50.4 30.6 15 * Lk Roosevelt 8 3 43.0 39.1 11 * Bridgeport 4 7 35.7 41.6 7 Manson 3 8 34.0 39.8 5 Liberty Bell 1 10 28.2 48.3 2

L 8 10 14 14 18

PF 44.4 43.0 32.7 32.9 25.5

PA 34.6 44.5 44.8 43.3 52.1

CENTRAL WASHINGTON LEAGUE SOUTH DIVISION (2B) Team W L PF PA W L *$ White Swan 9 0 62.1 23.8 18 4 * Kittitas 5 4 38.7 45.1 7 14 Riverside Chr. 1 8 27.2 49.1 3 16

PF 57.9 36.8 22.5

PA 35.2 44.9 49.8

*Postseason qualifier $ State qualifier L 7 10 16 16 19

PF 53.1 55.3 45.2 42.9 33.5

PA 44.2 51.0 53.8 54.5 53.6

*Postseason qualifier CENTRAL WASHINGTON LEAGUE SOUTH DIVISION (2B) Team W L PF PA W L *$ Kittitas 8 1 56.8 43.2 16 6 * Riverside Chr. 6 3 49.1 38.3 12 11 White Swan 6 3 54.3 50.2 9 12

PF 50.5 46.3 50.0

PA 43.1 43.0 55.2

WRESTLING CARIBOU TRAIL LEAGUE (1A) DISTRICT MEET Quincy 315, Chelan 237.5, Tonasket 228, Okanogan 149, Omak 136.5, Cascade 101.5, Cashmere 99, Brewster 89. CARIBOU TRAIL LEAGUE AT STATE Team Finishers: Quincy 4th; Chelan 12th; Tonasket 17th; Omak 23rd; Cascade 31st; Okanogan 32nd; Cashmere 34th; Brewster 40th

GIRLS BASKETBALL STANDINGS CARIBOU TRAIL LEAGUE (1A) Team W L PF *$ Cashmere 14 0 57.1 *$ Brewster 12 2 66.7 *$ Okanogan 9 5 58.0 * Chelan 8 6 46.9 * Omak 4 10 34.4 Quincy 2 12 25.9 Tonasket 0 14 19.8

PA 34.7 37.4 32.8 41.2 51.1 57.0 57.1

W L 26 1 20 4 22 7 12 9 9 12 5 15 3 17

PF 55.6 66.7 59.6 44.5 39.2 29.0 25.3

PA 35.5 38.1 34.3 40.2 46.3 52.2 51.8

*Postseason qualifier $ State qualifier (Cashmere 3rd place, Okanogan 4th place)


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Cascade - Michael Sorensen (285, 5th place). Cashmere - Ethan Visser (138, 7th place); Jacob James (170, 7th place). Chelan - Ivan Reyes (120, 7th place); Julio Vera (126, 4th place); Juan Garcia (152, 4th place); Asa Schwartz (220, State Champion). Okanogan - Anthony Payton (106, 4th place). Omak - Alex Aguilar (152, 2nd place); Caleb Riggle (160, 6th place). Quincy - Victor Salgado (106, 7th place); John Lindquist (138, 6th place); Isiais Jimenez (145, 2nd place); Antonio Melendez (160, State Champion).

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OROVILLE BOYS BASKETBALL VARSITY ROSTER # Name 3 Joseph Sarmiento 11 Dustin Nigg 25 Jetta Youker 33 Lane Tietje 45 Cody Tibbs


OROVILLE - Jay Thacker’s first season as Oroville’s boys basketball coach was in many ways a trial by fire. He expects that another year of maturity, as well as the lessons learned during last year’s 4-16 campaign, will lead to more success this time around. Much of last season’s squad returns, though in varying degrees of health. Senior guard Dustin Nigg almost didn’t play

OROVILLE BOYS BASKETBALL SCHEDULE 12/3 12/6 12/9 12/11 12/13 12/16 12/19 1/2 1/3 1/6 1/9 1/13 1/16 1/20 1/23 1/27 1/30 2/3 2/6 2/10

Pateros 7:30 pm at Curlew 6:30 pm at Soap Lake 7:30 pm *at Lk Roosevelt 7:30 pm *Okanogan 7:30 pm *at Liberty Bell 7:30 pm *Bridgeport 7:30 pm Soap Lake 7:30 pm at Republic 6:30 pm *at Manson 7:30 pm *Tonasket 7:30 pm *at Brewster 7:30 pm *at Okanogan 7:30 pm *Lk Roosevelt 7:30 pm *Liberty Bell 7:30 pm *at Bridgeport 7:30 pm *Manson 7:30 pm *at Tonasket 7:30 pm *Brewster 7:30 pm #Districts begin TBA

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Pos. G/F G G G/F G/F

Gr Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr.

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13 Andrew Mieirs 15 Nathan Hugus 21 Jaxon Blackler 23 Bryce Glover


So. So. So. So.

SENIORS Sarmiento





Head Coach: Jay Thacker Assistant Coach: Brian Martin JV - Ryan Scott, Ryan Marcolin, Hunter Martin, Dakota Haney, Seth Miller, Max Turner, Adolfo Hernandez-Delgado

at all this winter due to a football injury, but will indeed be back once he gets his requisite practices in. Senior Joe Sarmiento has had nagging injuries of his own since football season and sat out the season-opener last week; junior Juan Lopez will miss most or all of the season depending on the results of upcoming knee surgery. When healthy, Nigg provides quickness and some ballhandling, while Sarmiento is long and able to create his own shots while slashing to the basket. Senior Lane Tietje is the only returning upperclassman not currently dealing with some sort of injury. The Hornets, though, should still be in an improved squad, thanks to the growth (both physi-

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The Oroville boys basketball team includes (l-r) Ryan Scott, Andrew Mieirs, Seth Miller, Dakota Haney, Ryan Marcolin, Jetta Youker, Nathan Hugus, Jose Sarmiento, Jaxon Blackler, Bryce Glover, Hunter Martin, Max Turner and Adolfo Hernandez-Delgado. Not pictured are Dustin Nigg, Lane Tietje, Cody Tibbs and Juan Lopez. cally and basketball-wise) of a trio of sophomores that came into their own late last season. “Nathan Hugus just busted his butt in the weight room since the start of the school year,” Thacker says. “He’s added five inches to his vertical (leap). Bryce Glover and Andrew Mieirs have been similar and have really put the time in.”

Hugus serves as the verticallychallenged Hornets’ post, while Glover and Mieirs each have solidified the guard positions. Tietje goes both ways, with the body to play inside and the shooting touch of a perimeter player. The wild card for the Hornets is the addition of senior transfer Jetta Youker, a guard who provides an ability to drive to the

basket as well as an attitude that Thacker says the team needs. “Jetta brings to us some intensity,” Thacker says. “We kind of knew that from the first time we saw him play a little bit. He has that intensity and kind of completes our group.” It’s overall still a young squad, however, and the tougher league (with Okanogan, Brewster and

Tonasket dropping down from the Caribou Trail League) will make for a more difficult schedule, top to bottom, in the CWL North Division. “Our side is pretty tough,” Thacker says. “We want to make it to districts and see what happens. The more these guys play together, the better they’re going to get.”


Tigers will push the pace in tough North Division BY BRENT BAKER BBAKER@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM

TONASKET - Tonasket’s boys basketball team will be led by its third basketball coach in four seasons. But at least Mike Larson won’t be treading on unfamiliar ground. Larson has more than a passing familiarity with the Tigers’ basketball program, serving as interim head coach in 2001-2, as the boys junior varsity coach for years after (and before) that stint, and also served two years (2011-12 and 2012-13) as the girls varsity coach. “Now, these guys are mine,” Larson says. “I’ve got them for good, now.” He will be taking over a varsity squad with just three returners. Seniors Ethan Bensing and Colton Leep have played key roles on each of the last two seasons. Leep is a 6-5 post that many teams in the Central Washington 2B League will have trouble matching up with, while Bensing is a guard/forward with tremendous leaping ability and a good mid-range jump shot. Junior Adrian McCarthy is the other returner. He was a late-season call-up from JV and made an immediate impact with his inside scoring and rebounding. The rest of the squad is laden with seniors, though many are

12/6 12/9 12/12 12/13 12/16 12/19 12/29 12/30 1/6 1/9 1/13 1/16 1/20 1/23 1/24 1/27 1/30 2/3 2/6 2/10


Kettle Falls 4:00 pm * at Manson 7:30 pm * Liberty Bell 7:30 pm at Omak 3:30 pm * Brewster 7:30 pm * at Okanogan 7:30 pm at Lakeside-9 Mile Tourn at Lakeside-9 Mile Tourn * Lk Roosevelt 7:30 pm * at Oroville 7:30 pm * Bridgeport 7:30 pm * Manson 7:30 pm * at Liberty Bell 7:30 pm * at Brewster 7:30 pm Warden 7:30 pm * Okanogan 7:30 pm * at Lk Roosevelt7:30 pm * Oroville 7:30 pm * at Bridgeport 7:30 pm # Districts begin TBA



Gr Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr.

2 Adrian McCarthy 24 Jeremiah Yaussy-Albright

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14 Jesse Ramon


inexperienced. What Larson is excited to work with, he says, is the Tigers’ overall balance and athleticism. He likes his teams to play pressure defense and push the pace offensively, and his roster reflects that. “We have athletic depth from top to our bottom,” he says. “At times I’ll (substitute) 5-for-5. The guys are pretty even. We don’t have that one person that will drop 30 for us. It will be a team effort and we’ll have to work our tails off every night.” It’s a big change in style from the past two years in particular, but Larson says he that even his returners have been buying in. “It hasn’t been difficult getting them on board,” he says. “Looking at the kids we have and the style of basketball we want to play, it fits right into them. We want to get out and run a bit, but at the same time we want to




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The Tonasket boys basketball team includes (l-r) Jeremiah Yaussy-Albright, Charlie Sanchez, Jesse Ramon, Joaquin Polito, Cristian Garcia, Colton Leep, Adrian McCarthy, Ethan Bensing, David Moreno and Tim Frazier. be under control. Take it when it’s there and pull it back when it’s not.” The Tigers will have their work cut out for them in the Central Washington League’s North Division. Brewster made it to the regional round of the state tournament last year while starting several freshmen, and along with its returning core adds Omak trans-

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TONASKET BOYS BASKETBALL VARSITY ROSTER # Name 2 Charlie Sanchez 3 Tim Frazier 10 Ethan Bensing 13 Joaquin Polito 23 David Moreno 23 Colton Leep 34 Cristian Garcia


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fer Chance Williams. Okanogan lost a lot of talent from its 27-1, 3rd-in-Class 1A team but will still be tough. Lake Roosevelt was the North Division’s lone state quali-

fier last year and returns major college prospect Chance Garvin to lead his team. But whoever the opponent, Larson says, expect his team to

try to dictate the pace of the game and see what happens. “With our legs and our speed,” he says, “I think that (style of play) will be to our benefit.”



TONASKET GIRLS BASKETBALL Youthful Tigers look to take advantage of their athleticism BY BRENT BAKER BBAKER@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM

TONASKET - Tonasket girls basketball coach sees a lot of athletic ability in her Tigers. But she also sees that with a very young squad, it may take some time for things to come together. “I am really looking for this group to grow a lot from the beginning to the end and just let the pieces fall where they fall,” Schertenleib says. “I can’t promise success in wins; that comes as a result of hard work and good execution. We can give them all

TONASKET GIRLS BASKETBALL SCHEDULE 12/5 12/6 12/9 12/12 12/13 12/19 12/29 12/30 1/6 1/9 1/13 1/16 1/20 1/23 1/24 1/27 1/30 2/3 2/6 2/10

Republic 6:00 pm Kettle Falls 2:30 pm * at Manson 6:00 pm * Liberty Bell 6:00 pm at Omak 2:00 pm * at Okanogan 6:00 pm Tourn @ W Valley (Spok.) Tourn @ W Valley (Spok.) * Lk Roosevelt 6:00 pm * at Oroville 6:00 pm * Bridgeport 6:00 pm * Manson 6:00 pm * at Liberty Bell 6:00 pm * at Brewster 6:00 pm Warden 6:00 pm * Okanogan 6:00 pm * at Lk Roosevelt6:00 pm * Oroville 6:00 pm * at Bridgeport 6:00 pm # Districts begin TBA

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# Name 12 Hilda Celestino 30 Aspen Verhasselt 32 Brooke Nelson

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22 Jaden Vugteveen 24 Rose Walts 42 Jenna Valentine


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14 Ashlynn Willis 20 Johnna Terris 34 Kayla Willis 40 Lexie Wahl


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10 Morgyne Hjaltason 44 Sydney Breshears




Head Coach: Stephanie Schertenleib Assistant Coach: Jessica Hylton JV - Camille Wilson, Emma Kuusela, Megan Bolich, Alina Vlahovich, Kasey Nelson, Brooklynn Ward, Sandra Magdaleno, Kallysta Ray and Nicole Juarez.

the tools in the world but if you don’t use them properly you’ll never get to your full potential.” The Tigers bring back some size in the front court in juniors Rose Walts and Jaden Vugteveen, as well as guard Hilda Celestino. But after that, the roster features nine first-time varisty players, including four sophomores and two freshmen. Their athletic skill is evident: sophomore twins Ashlynn and Kayla Willis, freshman Morgyn Hjaltason, Vugteveen and Walts were part of the soccer team’s run to the state quarterfinals; junior Jenna Valentine and sophomore Johnna Terris were part of the cross country team’s run to the state finals. So Schertenleib has overloaded

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The Tonasket girls basketball team includes (l-r) Madyson Clark, Morgyne Hjaltason, Sydney Breshears, Brooke Nelson, Lexie Wahl, Aspen Verhasselt, Jaden Vugteveen, Rose Walts, Johnna Terris, Kayla Willis, Ashlynn Willis and Hilda Celestino. them, she says, with basketball material that probably is overwhelming at this early stage. “Once they get familiar with it all they should see a lot of success but right now I am sure it feels completely overwhelming,” Schertenleib says. “The fundamentals are really getting pushed as well. If you don’t have a good foundation how are you

ever going to build anything on it?” The good news for the Tigers is that the Central Washington 2B League will be a bit more forgiving as far as bringing young players up to speed. Of course, teams like Okanogan and Brewster, Class 1A state powers, moved into the league with the Tigers as well, and holdovers Oroville

and Lake Roosevelt both have high expectations for the season as well. Beyond basketball, Schertenleib is a disciple of legendary UCLA coach John Wooden’s philosophy of basketball and life, which she works into her coaching. “I love John Wooden and I try to use his words of wisdom whenever I can,” she says. “I think he

really used the concept of sports benefiting your everyday life well, which is why I try to sneak quotes in throughout our seasons. “The girls have some amazing athletic ability in my opinion. I hope they can see how God has blessed them and use it. Otherwise it becomes a wasted gift; but then again, that is a choice.”


OROVILLE - Last year’s Oroville girls basketball team officially became the first such Hornet squad to make the state basketball tournament. However, thanks to the muchmaligned changes to the tourney that took place five seasons ago, they didn’t get to play at the Spokane Arena as the opening “regional” round of the tournament is now played on campus sites. It was an unsatisfying way to achieve a longtime goal, and coach Mike Bourn and his squad are hungry to take the next step. That, despite returning just two starters off of last year’s team. But to get there, the Hornets will definitely have to earn their way. The league is considerably tougher with the additions of three former Caribou Trail League (1A) members, particularly Okanogan, which returns most of its squad from last year’s 22-7 (4th place in 1A ) team. The Bulldogs will be a state title favorite, but Bourn isn’t ready to concede anything. “We played well against them at the (pre-season) jamboree,” Bourn says. “I tell you, we were making some shots. I do think we can compete with them.” Brewster, though graduating much of its talent from an impressive four-year run, “can’t be counted out,” Bourn said. And Lake Roosevelt has proven to be a worthy rival over the past several years and returns

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The Oroville girls basketball team includes (front row, l-r) Jordyn Smith, Kendal Miller, (back) Sydney Egerton, Havannah Worrell, Mikayla Scott, Hannah Hilderbrand, Lily Hilderbrand, Hannah Sauer, Faith Martin, Kali Peters, Katherine Egerton and Tori Kindred. loser-out district tournament game that sent Oroville to its regional berth. Leading the charge will be twotime CWL North Division Most Valuable Player Lily Hilderbrand, who can play any position on the floor. She’ll be paired up with freshman sister Hannah, who Bourn is confident will improve as the season goes on. Mikayla Scott is the only other returning starter, bringing with her a deadly outside shot that should help free up the paint for

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“This could be the best team, as far as how far they get, that Oroville’s had,” Bourn says. “I don’t want to put anyone down, and it’s hard to compare player for player what other

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