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The federally designated NCW EDD serves Okanogan, Douglas and Chelan Counties along with the Colville TONASKET - The Tonasket City Confederated Tribes. The projects recCouncil amended Ordinance No.755 ommended for regional funding are a regarding side sewer ownership, opera- Brewster Water Reservoir Replacement, tion and maintenance to clearly read a Pateros Water System Project, and Winthrop Ice Rink that property owners Refrigeration. Fourth are responsible for all on the list was the costs of hooking up to “All roads may lead to Tonasket Pedestrian the sewer, from their Bridge and Sidewalk home all the way to the Tonasket, but not all project, and the sewer main. cars can get there....” Tonasket EV Charging Property ownStation Install was last Mayor Patrick Plumb ers have always been City of Tonasket on the list. responsible for costs of Plumb and City operation and maintePlanner Kurt Danison nance out to the sewer main, but the wording in the ordinance received a letter from Jack Anderson, Project Manager for Plug-In NW, who needed further clarification. said he feels Tonasket fits the criteria NO FUNDS FOR CHARGING SYSTEM Mayor Patrick Plumb reported the for placement of an electric charging Economic Alliance Infrastructure station. Plumb said he remains hopeful Committee reviewed the list of seven there may be funding to be found for this applications submitted from through- project elsewhere. “All roads may lead to Tonasket, but out the county for funding from the .09 Infrastructure Funds, with the top not all cars can get there,” said Plumb, three projects sent to the North Central adding that Twisp and Winthrop have Washington Economic Development charging stations for visitors traveling District (NCW EDD) to be ranked at the regional level. BY KATIE TEACHOUT

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The Oroville Scholarship Foundation held their annual Variety Show last Thursday, March 12 at the OHS Commons. Above the acrobatic stylings of the Allyens, featuring the Alley Family with Tim and Julie Alley and their high flying daughter Noni. The event helps to raise funds for scholarships for Oroville graduating seniors, as well as continuing education scholarships for students already enrolled in post high school education. For more photos see page A10

OKANOGAN - Washington State Trooper Maurice Goodall has been selected as the Emergency Manager Director for Okanogan County after four candidates interviewed for the position March 10. An interview panel made up of County Commissioners Jim Detro, Ray Campbell and Sheilah Kennedy, along with Mayor Patrick Plumb of Tonasket, Mayor Cindy Gagne of Omak and Mayor Sue Ing Moody of Twisp scored the performance of each candidate, then made recommendations to the board of commissioners, who made the final decision. Plumb said he felt very secure in the selection of Goodall for the position. “He is very energetic, and knows what it is to be on the ground as well as in management. This is someone who has performed under pressure very well,” said Plumb. “I think the commissioners made a really wise decision in collabo-

ration with the cities. It’s good to have someone that has all the local connections that Goodall does. We should all have confidence that if and when another emergency situation arises, he will effectively manage it with local emphasis.” Goodall moved to the Okanogan in 1992 with the state patrol. In 1995, he received the Award of Honor for heroic actions in effecting the rescue of a 12-year-old-drowning victim. The Award of Honor is the highest award presented by the Washington State Patrol to an employee in recognition of an outstanding act of valor where employees perform a hazardous act at extraordinary risk to their lives. Goodall will leave the state patrol for the Emergency Management Director position, with a start date of April 1 and monthly salary of $4,722.00. The Emergency Management Council is made up of the county commissioners and the mayors of all 13 cities in the

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TONASKET - Interim Administrator/ Superintendent Ron O’Halloran was introduced at the March 12 North Valley Hospital District board meeting, along with his wife Ann, both of Curlew. O’Halloran will be filling the position vacated by Linda Michel, beginning April 1. “I will stay here as long as it takes, that way NVH can really take their time and find the right replacement—someone who is committed to staying in the area a long time,” O’Halloran said. “In rural areas, usually you can recruit the doctor or the nurse, but it’s hard to recruit the spouse. Often at this level of management, the spouse has their own management position that is hard for them to leave, or they just prefer to remain in a less rural area.” O’Halloran worked as CEO of the Ferry County Public Hospital District #1 Republic for 11 years before retiring. He said he started out in the health care field

as an RN in 1974 before taking some ity of time. Hirst said the numbers have business ed classes and working his way increased dramatically, though; from 95 beds filled in 2010 to 157 in 2014. into health care management. “I get told this is A quality report of the only place patients the Rehab Department want to come back to, was presented by Duane Verhasselt, “I will stay here as long because of the quality of care found here,” Physical Therapist; and as it takes, that way said Hirst. Moira Hirst, Utilization NVH can really take Verhasselt reported and Discharge Planner an increase in swing with the Swing Bed their time and find bed use of 16% from and Rehab Programs. the right replacement the first quarter of Hirst said the swing bed program was cre- -- someone who is com- 2014 to the fourth quarter, attributing it ated by federal legisto word of mouth and lation in 1982 to pre- mitted to staying in the other facilities such as vent patients having to area a long time..” Central Washington come back to the hosRon O’Halloran, Coordinator Hospital and Sacred pital right after going North Valley Hospital District Heart becoming aware home. Medicare allows that patients have patients to have a stay skilled nursing availof three days for acute care, then they can transition to swing able at NVH. He said patient exit surveys bed for up to 120 days. NVH increased at NVH are 99.9% positive responses. The swing bed and rehab programs the number of licensed swing beds from five to 25 in 2012, but according to include physical therapy, speech therapy, Hirst just ten beds are filled the major- occupational therapy and skilled nursing

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as well as end of life comfort care. Hirst said before a patient is released, a home visit is made to make sure the patient can do the chores in their home, with any concerns addressed at the hospital prior to release. NVH is a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital with an additional 42 beds in the extended care facility. O’Halloran said he was impressed with NVH’s policy of having staff participate in giving reports and updates. “I was brought to tears with a nursing home presentation today because you people are doing such a great job,” said O’Halloran, adding that he was looking forward to getting to know everyone beginning in April. “My door may not be open 24/7, but I am available 24/7 to provide assistance if you need it. My job is to help you do your job,” O’Halloran said. Cash on hand as of March 12 was $1,190,325.43. “I love to see the million dollar mark,” said Board Chair Helen Casey. “There’s a lot to be said about that. It has taken hard

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work and a lot of commitment to get there. It takes this whole group to make it happen, and you can’t not do your job for even one minute without it falling back.” Courtesy staff members Robert L. Zurcher, MD, and Tony Crawford, MD, both of Coast to Coast Healthcare, were appointed to Medical Staff. Purchase of a Healthcare Safety Zone Portal for $5,000 was requested by Tina Smith and approved. Smith said the new, web-based software would be more efficient for everyone, streamlining the process “to get us where we need to be with the quality improvement process.” Foundation Board Member Dixie Brown said she working with others to research replacing a 39-year-old bathtub in the long term care division. Brown said they were hoping to get a new walkin tub, and the bathroom also needed remodeled. She said collection jars have been placed in the community, with costs expecting to be as much as $30,000. The next board meeting is scheduled in the commissioners board room at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 26.

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LOCAL NEWS Nine arrested on drug charges in Omak area

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OMAK - On March 12, 2015 the North Central Washington Narcotics Task Force, Okanogan County Sheriff ’s Office, Omak Police Department, Chelan County Sheriff ’s Office and United States Border Patrol executed two search warrants in the Omak area resulting in nine arrests The first search warrant location was 153 Greenacres Road. During the service of the warrant six suspects were taken into custody and booked into the Okanogan County jail on numerous charges, according to Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers. Five children, between the ages of 3 to 7 were also located inside the home and turned over to CPS. Vehicles, weapons, cash, heroin, and an assortment of pills were found during the search of the home. Arrested at the residence on Greenacres Road were the following; Bailey E. Elsberg, 18, of Omak for failure to appear on an Assault 4th Degree Domestic Violence; Joseph A. Felix, 19 of Omak, for possession of a controlled substance heroin; Jessica M. Bagby, 32 of Riverside, for two counts delivery of a controlled substance heroin, possession of heroin, possession of a

legend drug without a prescription; Christopher W. Nicholson, 28 of Riverside, for three counts delivery of a controlled substance heroin one count delivery of a controlled substance heroin within 1,000 feet of a school; Martin A. Aguilar, 26 of Riverside, two counts delivery of a controlled substance heroin, one count delivery of a controlled substance heroin within 1,000 feet of a school bus stop,possession of heroin and DeeDee L. Tompkins, 28 of Okanogan, for two counts delivery of a controlled substance heroin and one count delivery of a controlled substance heroin within 1,000 feet of a school bus stop, possession of heroin. The second search warrant location was 617 Jackson Street in East Omak. During the service of the warrant three suspects were arrested and booked into the Okanogan County jail on numerous charges. During the search of the residence they located weapons, a substantial amount of heroin, methamphetamine and cash were seized from the residence. The street value of the heroin and methamphetamine located at the house had an approximate street value of $10,000 according to detectives. Arrested at the residence at the Jackson Street address were the following:Aaron M. Bauman, 28

of Omak, one count possession with intent to deliver heroin, one count possession of methamphetamine ad three counts unlawful possession of a firearm; Benjamin A.P. Zimmer, 25 of Omak, for one count possession of heroin and one count possession of methamphetamine and Elizabeth P. Bauman, 26 of Omak, for one count possession of heroin and warrant for failure to appear on a driving while license suspended charge. “This concluded a two month long investigation into the distribution of heroin. Heroin has now surpassed methamphetamine as the drug of choice in Okanogan County. The task force has seen an increase in young adults as well as teens using heroin,” said Sheriff Rogers. “The condition of both homes searched were atrocious with used and unused hypodermic needles found throughout the houses with several lying loaded with drugs on the floors. Large amounts of animal feces were also found on the floors inside both of the houses. No condition for adults to be living in, let alone children.” “Excellent job done by the North Central Washington Narcotics Task Force on this case,” adds the sheriff.

DIRECTOR | FROM A1 county. The director of emergency management was Sheriff Frank Rodgers, but the position is now a department headed by the county commissioners. According to Perry Huston, Director of Planning for the county, the goal of both the commissioners and the sheriff ’s office was to put that position in a place where they could focus on emergency management. “Under the old system, Frank had law enforcement duties

along with emergency management duties, and as demonstrated in the Carlton Complex fire, that’s a lot to ask of one person, especially with all the planning requirements of the emergency management,” said Huston. “This decision was based on the hope of becoming more efficient.” Glenda Beauregard will work under the director, as Emergency Management Specialist. Scott Miller was the coordinator under Sheriff Rodgers. Huston said an

office space has not been assigned yet, but will probably be in the Virginia Grainger Building. “Goodall already has a relationship with many local departments and has worked with us up and down the valley,” said Plumb. “He is one of those people I think the local agencies are going to be comfortable with and enjoy working with. I look forward to him establishing those relationships with people in the Methow Valley as well.”

over Highway 20 from the coast, but if they continue on over the Loup, they can’t turn north until a charging station is in place. Council of Governments Plumb also reported back from meetings with the Okanogan County Council of Government (OCOG) and the Okanogan County Transportation Authority (OCTA). OCOG, formed in part to take the place of the Regional Transportation Planning Organization Tonasket belonged to before it broke apart, is spearheaded by Twisp Mayor Sue Ing Moody and Omak Mayor Cindy Gagne. “We had to make our own transportation authority, not just to focus on transportation but other things as well, and they’ve been very effective in getting this going,” Plumb said. “We need to work together as all the cities in Okanogan County to better understand each others’ perspectives, to advocate for each other and to coordinate better in an emergency such as a fire.” Plumb said he expected the OCAG to branch out once it got established, helping with communication between county and cities. “All the cities have different needs, and there are only three county commissioners, so this will help streamline the ability to communicate together,” said Plumb. Plumb said the OCTA was formed after county voters elected to have four-tenths of one percent of sales tax in Okanogan County go towards establishing a bus system, with all the city mayors within the county and the county commissioners having a seat on it. “All the mayors and the county commissioners have been meeting monthly, but there’s a lot of regulations and insurance issues to figure out,” Plumb said. “There’s also the need to hire a lot of people who are multi-talented and can deal with animals and the elderly. We need to get a radio system implemented and a lot of other administrative things to be straightened out before you see a bus. We are trying to establish

an organization from the ground up, and the leader (Director Kelly Scalf) is trying to make sure it is done correctly.” The tax has been accumulating since January 2014. The OCOG and OCTA both meet at Omak City Hall the second Monday of the month, starting at 5 p.m. Railroad Crossing A letter received by Plumb from the Utilities and Transportation Committee (UTC) regarding the possibility of construction of a new railroad crossing to ease access to Chief Tonasket Park is recommending an on-site meeting and appraisal of the situation. The UTC asked city staff to include representatives of the Cascade and Columbia River Railroad (CSCD) in the meeting, along with Okanogan County staff. UTC urged the city to consider several issues prior to the meeting, including: getting support from the railroad for a new crossing as it would be a financial burden for CSCD; the necessity to include sidewalks due to high pedestrian traffic; the sole existing route to the Park via Railroad Ave does not appear suitable for current park use; and the UTC would like to see the First Street railroad crossing closed off with no access to traffic, including pedestrians. The state auditor’s office announced an Open Government & Transparency Training Session to be presented Tuesday, March 24 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the State Auditor’s Office in Tumwater. According to State Auditor Troy Kelley, this free training is being offered to local government leaders as a follow-up to Sunshine Week (March 16-22), which he described as an initiative to pro-

mote open government. The training is designed to help elected and appointed local government leaders excel in records management and compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act and the Public Records Act. Public Comments For the public comment portion of the meeting, local pilot Leroy Orr appeared to thank the council for supporting the Okanogan/Ferry County Pilots Association booth at the Aviation Conference and Training Show held in Puyallup last month. The council gives a portion of the hotel/motel tax fund to the pilots association to help promote the area of Tonasket at the trade show. Orr reported having between 10,000 and 20,000 people come through the show, and handing out about 1200 apples supplied by the Tonasket Chamber of Commerce. “We answered a lot of questions about our area and county; a lot of people over there are still looking for somewhere to go. A lot of people still don’t know where Okanogan is---even pilots,” reported Orr. “This year a lot of people were interested in real estate. Some years people are more interested in recreation, and we did have some asking about being able to ride ATVs and snowmobiles over here.” Orr received permission from the council for the Tonasket Airport Improvement Club to use the airport for the 26th annual Father’s Day Fly In, and reported having two new hangars going up at the airport this year. A resolution was passed to allow city clerk-treasurer Alice Attwood to increase the petty cash in city hall from $50 to $150.

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NEWS Tonasket Schools bring in superintendent from Curlew BY KATIE TEACHOUT

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TONASKET - Steve McCullough has been chosen as Superintendent of the Tonasket School District after a lengthy review process by the Tonasket School Board. McCullough currently serves as the Curlew Superintendent, where he has been the past 11

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years. McCullough will be moving School Board Chairman Jerry to the area with his wife Lisa, Asmussen said the board lis- along with a daughter who will tened to all the different stake- be a junior at THS in the fall, holders before making their and another who will be a freshfinal decision. man. When meeting the com“With his munity durexperience and ing the inter“With his experience view process, with his familiarity with rural and his familiarity with M c C u l l o u g h schools, and his listed Tonasket rural schools and his- as being a management experience, we management experi- great place to thought he was raise a family ence we thaouth he as one reason the best fit for our district,” was the best fit for our for seeking the said Asmussen. new position. district.”.” McCullough Another Jerry Asmussen, Chairman described the r e a s o n Tonasket School Board interviewing McCullough process as realmentioned for ly interesting, wanting the but also fun. move is declining enrollment “It was great to get to know in Curlew SD that led to state the Tonasket community bet- funding cuts. ter,” McCullough said. “They had to cut the princiMcCullough’s first day as pal, so I took on both positions,” Tonasket superintendent will be said McCullough, adding that July 1, but he said he is already his career goal is superintenstarting the process of a transi- dent. McCullough had worked tion plan, not just into Tonasket, as principal for four years before but “a smooth transition out of moving into the superintendent Curlew. I want that to go well,” position. said McCullough. McCullough said he also

appreciates the diversity to be found in Tonasket SD. “It’s a small enough system that I can work with the kids. I don’t ever want to get in a position where I don’t get to do that anymore,” said McCullough. He said he enjoys building a system that works with kids who come from poverty and kids who come from wealth; a system that works for children who struggle as well as children who succeed. When asked by a community member about his ability to work with different programs built to help diverse students, McCullough related the experience of two former Curlew students. “One came from a rough home and left school for awhile. Through the alternative program, she was able to get her diploma, and an AA in Criminal Justice. She has since returned to Curlew to raise her kids,” said McCullough. “On the other hand, we had another student who got a full ride to Cal Tech. We provided academic supports for him to be successful. All kids should have a high level

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OLYMPIA - With 12 of the state’s 16 confirmed wolf  packs living in Northeast Washington, residents continue to have significant concerns about  wolfencounters with livestock, people and  pets.  Another concern for  Rep. Rep. Short Shelly Short, R-Addy,  and local hunters and small business owners is the impacts  a recovering  wolf  population has had on the ungulates in our state, and especially

Northeast Washington. “Just as the wolf recovery plan relies on ample numbers of ungulates - deer, elk and moose - as a food source, so do many of our rural economies depend on the dollars associated with hunting these animals,” said  Short.  “We know that hunters are reporting less success in the field since  wolf  populations have grown, which means more vacancy signs at local hotels and less people eating at restaurants or buying fuel. “With our proximity  to Idaho and British Columbia,  we know we’re going to see more than our fair share of  wolves.  But understanding how the recovery plan is impacting our ungulate popu-

lations is vital to protecting our rural economies and our way of life,” said Short.  “A very specific part of the recovery plan states that the local ungulate population must be adequate to support the number of  wolves  in the plan, yet we don’t know the impacts  wolves  have had to date.  We have circumstantial and anecdotal evidence, but not hard scientific data.  This bill gets us on the road to understand the wolf recovery plan’s full impact to our region.” House Bill 1676  directs the University of Washington’s Predator Ecology Lab  to conduct a peer-reviewed study in certain Game Management Units to assess the state’s wild ungulate

of achievement in some area of their lives. We have to serve everyone from honors students to alternative school kids.” A member from the Hispanic community used a translator to ask McCullough, “Some kids don’t speak English. What can we have from you for our kids?” McCullough responded that since that is a growth area for him, he has turned to colleagues for advice, and looked at ways the Sunnyside SD has improved their graduation rate. “The things they are doing well impacts all the kids,” said McCullough. “I believe in building trust and a strong social structure from kindergarten all the way through.” McCullough added that if hired, he would look at what is working here, and what else can be done; accomplishing that, in part, by “getting out in the community and finding out what the community needs and what I can do to help.” Asked how he might be able to help with a bond that failed twice, McCullough said he has a good history of passing bonds and levies in poverty-stricken

areas. After looking at why it failed, he would look at how the data was gathered, and also work to involve people who weren’t involved due to a feeling of “disenfranchisement.” When questioned further regarding teachers not really being behind the bond, McCullough responded, “Classified employees are one of the first people to talk to. If they aren’t sold on it, you aren’t going to sell it to others. They need to feel a part of it. Culture is also important; you need community to feel they are involved. But 57% was really close; it seems like a hurdle you could get over.” When asked about his philosophy regarding trends in education, McCullough stated, “We need a Hypocratic oath in education: First Do No Harm,” adding, “State testing and evaluations scare me, and TPEP (Washington State Teacher/ Principal Evaluation Project) is another area of concern. We need to meet the goals of organizations themselves, not the goals of something as distant as state-mandated testing.”

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population and how they have changed due to the wolf  recovery plan.    Short  said a similar study is currently underway by the university on land owned by the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation.  The new study would be carried out over the next four years. Short’s  bill passed the House unanimously  and now moves to the Senate for further consideration. The  105-day 2015 legislative session is scheduled to end April 26.

TONASKET - The Community Cultural Center presents Ruth Moody on stage, Saturday April 4th at 7:00 p.m. Moody is a member of the Wailin’ Jennys trio, and when not touring with them, she travels with her own band. She has just finished a tour in Europe with her band, and a tour in Australia with the Jennys. And...now she is coming back to Tonasket.

Dinner will be at 5:30 p.m. and the concert will begin with an opening act at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are available at the Tonasket Natural Food Co-op, Oroville Pharmacy and Main Street Market in Omak. Cost is $25.00 for dinner and concert and $20.00 for concert only. This event is expected to sell out, so don’t delay in getting tickets.

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SUPERIOR COURT Criminal The court dismissed March 9 two charges against Gary Ray Raub, 26, Okanogan: two counts of first-degree child molestation. The charges were dismissed without prejudice. William Lloyd Sasse, 53, Moses Lake, pleaded guilty March 10 to assault in violation of a no-contact order (DV) and interfering with reporting (DV). Sasse was sentenced to 7.5 months in jail and fined $1,210.50. The crimes occurred Jan. 2 near Tonasket. Angelo Javier Lopez, 32, Omak, pleaded guilty March 11 to violation of a no-contact order. Lopez was sentenced to 41 months in prison and fined $1,210.50 for the Sept. 16, 2014 crime. Stephen Dale Moses, 54, Omak, pleaded guilty March 12 to POCS (methamphetamine). The court dismissed an additional charge of POCS (heroin). The crime occurred Oct. 1, 2014. In a separate case, Moses pleaded guilty March 12 to telephone harassment (threats to kill). That crime occurred June 7, 2013. Moses was sentenced to 12 months in prison and fined a total of $1,200. Keith Larry Schols, 46, Wauconda, pleaded guilty March 12 to third-degree assault (DV) and two counts of fourthdegree assault (DV). The court dismissed an additional charge of fourth-degree assault (DV). Schols was sentenced to 12 months in jail and fined $1,460.50 for the Aug. 31, 2014 crimes. Tyler Lee Shelton, 24, Okanogan, pleaded guilty March 13 to POCS (methamphetamine). Shelton was sentenced to 15 days in jail and fined $2,110.50 for the Feb. 16 crime. Juan Aragon Torres, 47, Omak, pleaded guilty March 13 to residential burglary (primary or accomplice), second-degree assault (with a deadly weapon) (primary or accomplice) and third-degree malicious mischief (primary or accomplice). Torres was sentenced to six months in jail and fined $1,110.50 for the Feb. 4 crimes. The court found probable cause to charge Robert Noel Johnson, 53, Omak, with stalking in violation of a no-contact order. The crime allegedly occurred March 4. The court found probable cause to charge Jennifer Louise Ballesteros, 44, Omak, with POCS (methamphetamine). The court found probable cause

to charge Larry Gene Visger, 67, Oroville, with unlawful issuance of a bank check (over $750). The crime allegedly occurred Oct. 11, 2014. The court found probable cause to charge Robert Joe Storm, 34, Omak, with fourth counts of distribution of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and one count of POCS with intent (methamphetamine). The crimes allegedly occurred in February and March.

Juvenile A 13-year-old Oroville girl pleaded guilty March 4 to third-degree theft. The girl was sentenced to 10 days in detention with credit for 10 days served, and fined $10 for the Aug. 16, 2014 crime. A 17-year-old Omak boy pleaded guilty March 4 to minor in a public place exhibiting the effects of liquor. The boy was sentenced to two days in detention and fined $75 for the Dec. 8, 2014 crime. Civil The state Department of Labor and Industries assessed the following businesses for unpaid workers’ compensation taxes, penalties and fees: McMillan Orchard Inc., Tonasket, $6,807.93; Billy’s Gardens, Tonasket, $1,956.10; Built Right Carpentry LLC, Oroville, $743.33. The state Department of Labor and Industries assessed the following business for unpaid taxes, penalties and fees: Tonasket Auto Sales and Service, Tonasket, $1,849.15. DISTRICT COURT April Renea Mathis, 31, Oroville, had a fourth-degree assault charge dismissed. Raven Zyree McCoy, 22, Okanogan, guilty of third-degree DWLS. McCoy received a 90-day suspended sentence and fined $818. Kayla Camile Moses, 24, Omak, guilty on two counts of thirddegree DWLS. Moses received a 90-day suspended sentence and fine $568. Stephen Dale Moses, 54, Omak, had a second-degree criminal trespassing charge dismissed. Tabbatha Leanette Norton, 28, Okanogan, had a seconddegree criminal trespassing charge dismissed. Donovan Rae Nysti, 21, Okanogan, guilty of obstruction and resisting arrest. Nysti was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 334 days suspended, and fined a total of $958. Angela Maria Olivares, 30, Tonasket, guilty of reckless driving. Olivares was sentenced to 180 days in jail with 179 days suspended, and fined $1,183. Jesus Ramirez Palomares, 52,

Tonasket, had a third-degree DWLS charge dismissed. Franklin J. Raschka, 35, Oroville, had a third-degree DWLS charge dismissed. Marcos Florention Rosas, 30, Omak, guilty on three counts of third-degree theft and one count of obstruction. Rosas was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 349 days suspended, and fined a total of $2,674.

911 CALLS AND JAIL BOOKINGS Monday, March 9, 2015 Trespassing on Pine St. in Okanogan. Threats on Greenacres Rd. near Riverside. Warrant arrest on River Loop Rd. near Tonasket. Warrant arrest on Mock Rd. near Okanogan. Vehicle prowl on Omak-Riverside Eastside Rd. near Omak. Violation of a no-contact order on Cartwright Dr. near Tonasket. One-vehicle crash on Hwy. 20 near Tonasket. No injuries reported. Theft on S. Second Ave. in Okanogan. Harassment on S. Fifth Ave. in Okanogan. DUI on Sawtell Rd. near Oroville. Loitering on Pine St. in Okanogan. Trespassing on Engh Rd. in Omak. Domestic dispute on Okoma Dr. in Omak. Theft on Engh Rd. in Omak. Warrant arrest on N. Douglas St. in Omak. Automobile theft on Engh Rd. near Omak. Threats on N. Ash St. in Omak. Domestic dispute on S. Main St. in Omak. Theft on Sawtell Rd. near Oroville. Darcy Kim Edwards, 42, booked on a DOC secretary’s warrant. Eric John Lintner, 39, booked on a State Patrol FTA warrant for first-degree negligent driving. Jesus Denis Sandoval, 19, booked on two Oroville Police Department FTA warrants: MIP/C and possession of marijuana; and two Tonasket Police Department FTA warrants: hit-and-run (unattended property) and third-degree DWLS. Christopher Michael Cornett, 19, booked on two Omak Police Department FTA warrants, both for fourth-degree assault. Samuel Webster Olson, 25, booked on four OCSO FTA warrants: first-degree burglary, theft of a firearm (13 counts), third-degree theft and third-degree malicious mischief; King County warrants for residential burglary (DV) and second-degree theft; a Snohomish County FTA warrant for DUI; and a

Clatsop County, Ore., warrant for first-degree burglary. Victorio Joseph Elwell, 39, DOC detainer. Jessica Lynn Palmer, 35, booked on a State Patrol FTA warrant for third-degree DWLS.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 Automobile theft on Hwy. 7 near Tonasket. Assault on S. Antwine Ave. in Tonasket. Disorderly conduct on S. Juniper St. in Omak. Fraud on Henry Rd. near Tonasket. Threats on Landen Lane near Oroville. Theft on Hwy. 97 near Okanogan. Harassment on Six Gun Way near Oroville. Custodial interference on Bull Run Rd. near Tonasket. Theft on S. Fifth Ave. in Okanogan. Theft on Engh Rd. in Omak. Domestic dispute on Hwy. 97 near Oroville. Warrant arrest on Hwy. 155 near Omak. Disorderly conduct on S. Juniper St. in Omak. Domestic dispute on W. Bartlett Ave. in Omak. Harassment on S. Main St. in Omak. Assault on N. Main St. in Omak. Trespassing on N. Juniper St. in Omak. Public intoxication on the Central Ave. Bridge in Omak. Harassment on Main St. in Oroville. Remigio Flores Rivera, 51, booked for DUI and thirddegree DWLS. Cory J. Adolph, 37, court commitment for third-degree DWLS. Lalainia Deeanna Veduzco, 43, court commitment for thirddegree assault. Wednesday, March 11, 2015 Domestic dispute on S. Third Ave. in Okanogan. Found property on Country Vue Rd. near Omak. Purse recovered. Fraud on N. Second Ave. in Okanogan. Theft on Aeneas Valley Rd. near Tonasket. Mail reported missing. Theft on Duck Lake Rd. near Omak. TV and jewelry reported missing. Threats on Pine Creek Rd. near Tonasket. Violation of a no-contact order on Koala Dr. in Omak. Public intoxication on the Central Ave. Bridge in Omak. Two reports of theft on Engh Rd. in Omak. Domestic dispute on Pine St. in Omak. Warrant arrest on Pine St. in Omak. DWLS on N. Main St. in Omak. Domestic dispute on Ironwood St. in Oroville.

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Illegal burning on Dogwood St. in Oroville. Malicious mischief on S. Western Ave. in Tonasket. Theft on E. Hwy 20 near Tonasket. Dustin Thomas Hayes, 26, DOC detainer. Brandon Matthew Herz, 28, booked for violation of a nocontact order. Rachelle Marie Stanley, 42, DOC detainer. Carolyn L. Lozano, 36, DOC detainer.

Two-vehicle crash on S. Western Ave. in Tonasket. No injuries reported. Assault on S. Western Ave. in Tonasket. Emily Ann Wisdom, 23, booked on a Superior Court FTA warrant for POCS. Tammy Jean Davison, 52, booked for third-degree malicious mischief (DV). Juan Aparicio Martinez, 22, court commitments for second-degree theft and seconddegree criminal trespassing.

Thursday, March 12, 2015 Trespassing on Pine St. in Okanogan. Domestic dispute on Hwy. 97 near Tonasket. Assault on Engh Rd. near Omak. Theft on Mill St. in Okanogan. Malicious mischief on Hwy. 7 near Tonasket. Burglary on Omak Ave. in Omak. Harassment on Engh Rd. near Omak. Assault on Riverside Dr. in Omak. Theft on Omache Dr. in Omak. Trespassing on Wildwood Dr. in Omak. Malicious mischief on Hwy. 7 near Tonasket. Jessica Marie Bagby, 32, booked on two counts of delivery of a controlled substance (heroin). Bailey Elizabeth Elsberg, 19, booked for violation of a nocontact order and an Omak Police Department FTA warrant for fourth-degree assault. Christopher W. Nicholson, 28, booked on three counts of delivery of a controlled substance (heroin). Elizabeth Patricia Bauman, 26, booked for POCS (heroin) and a State Patrol FTA warrant for third-degree DWLS. Martin Antonio Aguilar, 27, booked on two counts of delivery of a controlled substance (heroin). Dee Dee Louise Tompkins, 28, booked on two counts of delivery of a controlled substance (heroin). Gustavo Camacho Salazar, 44, court commitment for fourthdegree assault (DV). James Edward Wheeler, 47, DOC detainer. Thomas Martin Roberts, 47, booked for harassment (threats to kill) and two FTA warrants, both for seconddegree assault (DV). Rigo Ochoa Herrera, 49, booked on an FTC warrant for forgery. Aaron Michael Bauman, 28, booked on three counts each of unlawful possession of a firearm and POCS. Joseph Alexander Felix, 19, booked for POCS (heroin). Henry Floyd Robinson, 43, booked for fourth-degree assault (DV). Larry Dale Wilson, 62, court commitment for first-degree criminal trespassing. Benjamin Allen Paul Zimmer, 25, booked for two counts of POCS (one each for heroin and methamphetamine). Clifton Robert Scroggins, 41, booked on three counts of delivery of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and five bond revocations: delivery on a controlled substance (methamphetamine), first-degree DWLS, controlled substance violation, resisting arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Saturday, March 14, 2015 Harassment on Hwy. 7 near Oroville. Hazardous materials on Hanford St. in Omak. Fuel reported on roadway. Theft on Sand Dust Rd. near Omak. Domestic dispute on Nolan St. in Okanogan. Domestic dispute on S. Second Ave. in Okanogan. DUI on Conconully Rd. near Okanogan. Warrant arrest on Jackson St. in Omak. Public intoxication on Riverside Dr. in Omak. Aaron Cresslie Jacobs, 24, booked on an Omak Police Department FTA warrant for fourth-degree assault and a DFW FTA warrant for thirddegree DWLS. Jorge Benjamin Garcia Pineda, 27, booked for DUI.

Friday, March 13, 2015 Burglary on Bolster Rd. near Oroville. Assault on S. Main St. in Omak. Assault on S. Fifth Ave. in Okanogan. Theft on N. Juniper St. in Omak. Computer reported missing. Public intoxication on S. Ash St. in Omak. Trespassing on N. Kenwood St. in Omak. Theft on Dayton St. in Omak.

Sunday, March 15, 2015 Domestic dispute on Pine Creek Rd. near Tonasket. Threats on Cherokee Rd. near Omak. Fraud on Hwy. 7 near Tonasket. Threats on Engh Rd. near Omak. Warrant arrest on E. Eighth Ave. in Omak. Warrant arrest on E. Seventh Ave. in Omak. Trespassing on Engh Rd. in Omak. Burglary on Engh Rd. in Omak. Drugs on Omache Dr. in Omak. Threats on S. Tonasket Ave. in Tonasket. Smith Alexander Condon, 49, booked for third-degree DWLS and an Omak Police Department FTA warrant for third-degree DWLS. Joshua Michael Chapa, 21, DOC detainer. Jodi Lee Meyer, 43, booked for DUI. Janalda Lynn Warbus, 24, booked on a State Patrol FTA warrant for third-degree DWLS. Christopher Alan Wayland, 26, booked for fourth-degree assault (DV). Josephine Michelle Valdez, 22, booked on an OCSO FTA warrant for third-degree DWLS. Kammie Elizabeth Stanger, 34, booked for second-degree burglary. KEY:

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Hump Day BY JERRY CORNFIELD EVERETT HERALD

March 5 was hump day in the 2015 legislative session, day 53 of 105, after which lawmakers adjourn. At least that’s their hope. Here are five landmarks of the Olympia session thus far and the road ahead. Little rancor And it’s 1, 2, 3, why aren’t they fighting more? Maybe it’s the sunshine. Maybe it’s the lack of elections next fall. Or maybe everyone’s drinking a new brand of tea. Whatever the reason, the big surprise in the first half of the session is the lack of rancor under the Capitol dome. There’s been a paucity of partisan sniping in hearings, floor debates, news conferences and even news releases. As hard as it is to imagine, lawmakers are finding ways to disagree without being disagreeable. No one predicts it can continue to the end, but House and Senate leaders are enjoying it while it lasts. Yes they can No. 1 One of the most anticipated votes in the past three years occurred March 2, when the Republican-controlled Senate passed a $15 billion transportation package containing a gas-tax hike. Nineteen Republicans supported the plan, and none of them were facing a recall. Attention now shifts to the House, where majority Democrats will craft a counterproposal. But it might gather a little dust before any vote. House Speaker Frank Chopp, D-Seattle, a master puppeteer of making deals and passing policies, is in no hurry to act until sine die is in sight. Yes they can No. 2 Meanwhile, Chopp flexed a little political muscle March 3 by getting House Democrats to unite behind a bill boosting the minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2019. Some thought centrist Democrats would stand with Republicans against the bill, but they didn’t. It’s now in the Republican-controlled Senate, and GOP leaders oppose it. That sets the stage for a possible encore performance by the coalition that installed Sen. Pam Roach, R-Auburn, as Senate president pro tem on the first day. Twenty-three Democrats joined two Republicans — Roach and Sen. Don Benton of Vancouver — on that vote. They could re-unite, maybe enlist Sen. Mark Miloscia, R-Federal Way, and pursue a parliamentary move known as the Ninth Order to seize control of the chamber to pass the bill. Stay tuned. C factors Making polluters pay is a popular idea in polls and a good slogan in a campaign. Doing it is another matter. Gov. Jay Inslee’s cap-and-trade proposal is parked in the Senate and inching along in the House. If it stalls, an alternative might surface that would impose a straight carbon charge. Making the rich pay their fair share is also a popular notion and excellent slogan. To do it, Inslee wants a capital gains tax. Chopp appears to like it too. That might earn it a vote in the House later this month, but it’s a seemingly impossible sell in the Senate. McCleary syndrome The most challenging question facing lawmakers when the session began Jan. 12 was how they would satisfy the state Supreme Court in the McCleary case. It still is. There’s no consensus on how much money to put into the public school system to comply with the court order, where those dollars will come from and what to do about Initiative 1351, with its billion-dollar price tag for smaller classes. House Democrats will provide answers on or around  March 23, when they release their budget proposal. Senate Republicans will reply with their spending plan. Then the real work begins, to wrangle a deal before the session ends April 26. Happy hump day.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR We’ve been headed in the wrong direction Dear Editor, I hope William Slusher continues to write his articles for the G-T. He sees what is happening to this once great country much the same as I do. As for one writer’s comments – free stuff- is food, housing, medical, education, etc., which adds up to more than a working person can afford, so, although there are some that need

and deserve a hand up, there are many there just for the handout. Taxes – we wouldn’t need more if someone would weed out the waste, fraud and abuse, and people like Al Sharpton would pay what they owe instead of thinking they are above the law. Foreigners – No one is against legal immigration. What part of “illegal” does the left not understand? Poor people – to me that isn’t having to do without a big screen TV or the latest in electronic gadgets.

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Racism – the current administration has set us back, at least 50 years. It’s a matter of character, not color, but the left insists that anyone that is white is bad, any other color can break any law they want and get away with it. In case the left missed it, it was Republicans that freed the slaves, gave them citizenship and the right to vote, Democrats voted against all of that. Corporations – for one thing, you can’t bring the bottom up by bringing the top down. It used to be the market that decided if a business made it or not, now the government picks and chooses the winners and losers. We’ve’ been headed in the wrong direction for a long time. I believe it’s time to get back to the constitution, personal responsibility and limited government. Joanne Gallagher Oroville

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Born to rule ‘Ban Klan’ rides again OPINION BY WILLIAM SLUSHER SOCIOPOLITICAL COMMENTATOR

Bigotry takes many forms. Witness: Suppose we here in Okanogan County beheld Seattle statistics and noted that black Americans seem to commit more crime per capita in Seattle than other races. Suppose we were deeply concerned about what we felt was this dangerous impact on Seattle and, having the burning convictions of zealots devoted to our cause, we generously anointed ourselves unwanted saviors for Seattle and set about Bill Slusher rescuing them and Seattle property from their own allegedly lawless black Americans. After all, as good Washingtonians, we’re concerned for the safety of Seattle residents. We’re all our brothers’ keepers, right? Yet, it can shortly be seen that many in Seattle, of all races, might quickly rise in outrage and demand how the bejesus we thought we had any business whatsoever meddling from afar in the business of Seattle, being as we don’t live there and are only distantly affected as we may occasionally pass through the region. Oooh. They’d have a point there, hm? To defeat this reasonable objection, we would need to enlist a token participation from some like-minded Seattle residents, say a fringe few along the near edge of the metro area. Now, we could confidently declare, this is indeed ... our ... business because some tiny fraction of our self-anointed-bornto-rule group actually live where we purport to impose our grand edicts. Courts call this actionable interest. Now having established these laughably contrived bonafides, we would get on with our self-anointed-born-to-rule mission . One way we might do this would be to

impose a law that forbade black people to drive in Seattle. Sure, why not? After all it can reasonably be said that a tiny minoritette of the black minority will commit crimes when they get where they are driving so are we not doing Seattle a favor by ensuring that blacks cannot drive about freely? What’s not to like? But, it would be justly argued, the vast bulk of Seattle black people ... don’t ... commit crime when they get where they drive in Seattle. You can’t just suppress the constitutional rights of an entire class of lawful American citizens simply because some minuscule few among them ... might ... commit crimes. Why that’s ... bigotry! Oh no, we born-to-rule ban klanners would valiantly cry. See, Seattle doesn’t have enough cops to effectively enforce the crimes that those few black criminals would commit, ergo we must outlaw ... all ... blacks from traveling about Seattle. It’s for the greater good. We say so. Yes, people, of course this is as absurd as an ISIS girl scout troop. It is ludicrous, arrogant, and profoundly ... bigoted ... not to mention unconstitutional. Yet it is exactly what Bellingham’s Conservation Northwest land control front and their token local props, the Methow Valley Citizens Council, are doing in their own special way. Based, apparently, on nothing more than bigoted hatred for ATV sport fanciers and trespass by a tiny minority of ATV riders on some public lands the banners regard as their private bailiwick, they have twice sued to declare a jihadi fatwa forbidding all Okanagan County ATV owners from riding on county roads the riders live by and pay for. Okanogan County, in the born-to-rule ban klan’s divine view, doesn’t have the capacity to police a handful of errant riders, so it is thus somehow necessary to ban an entire population of thoroughly lawful ATV riders from using ATVs on their own Okanogan County roads to ... possibly ... get to where

some ... few ... possibly ... might ... trespass on public lands. Punish ... all ... the lawful ... to futilely try to get at a few violators. Got it? Slick. This too is the baldest of blatant unjustifiable bigotry, of course, yet it is the perfumed bigotry of the westside self-anointed-born-to-rule ban klan, so ... it smells lovely. See? Smell it? ATVs are fast becoming the vehicle of choice of an expanding boomer population, taxpaying fossils like me whose knees are saying your hiking days are history, Methuselah, the only way you’re getting out to enjoy public lands is by motorized, lightweight, economical, eco-friendly, soft-tired, muffled, fireproofed, small, taxed, licensed ... ATVs. So, having been a career public servant, an injured military veteran, and a taxpayer who never rode illegally anywhere, I’m downright, well, jeeez I hate to be so harsh ... ungrateful ... for Conservation Northwest and its puppet MVCC in their noble efforts to ban me from using roads I pay for that my elected officials permit me to use by lightfootprint ATV. The self-anointed-born-to-rule ban klan has sued once and been constitutionally rejected but its crusaders have arrogantly flipped off local judge Henry Rawson and appealed his ruling as though some outside judge of their own picking may better decide for Okanogan County residents than our own elected judge. Got a better idea folks. Bring your ATVs and let’s all ride legally. Or butt the hell out. Your choice. William Slusher’s latest novel is a bipartisan Pacific Northwest political comedy: CASCADE CHAOS, or, How Not To Put Your Grizzly In The Statehouse. He may be insulted and complained to at williamslusher@live.com.


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OKANOGAN VALLEY LIFE With spring’s arrival the work begins The day we’ve been waiting for, SPRING, is tomorrow. Are you ready for that? Spirals of smoke in all directions, getting rid of the leaves and other stuff that has accumulated during the winter, and soon it will be off we go to the nursery centers and gather our favorite plants to beautify our drab flower beds and plant containers. And then the work begins. Have you noticed the trees at the north end of what used to be the mobile home/ RV park, across from Trino’s, and seen how the beavers have been busy at work? Seen by two different ladies, a huge beaver, waddling along in daylight on the west side of the river, one seen in the area of the Catholic Church and the other in the area of Kniss Park (and that is still a dumb name for that park, or so it seems to me). Ed. Note: The Park’s Name is Henry Kniss Riverfront Park. Last Wednesday, rain was predicted

Nursing Assistant classes available at NVH SUBMITTED BY DIXIE BROWN THE NURSING HOME SUCCESS TEAM

This update is about the Nursing Assistant (NA) Class the Hospital District offers. Our training program was developed by Karen Schimpf in 1994 and has been taught an average of tour times a year. In 1987 the US Congress passed the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) which affected all aspects of Medicare-Medicaid care of citizens in the United States. Part of that law required people doing personal care for residents to be educated/trained with a minimum of 75 hours in specific curriculum, to learn and demonstrate care giving skills and take and pass a written competency exam and a hands-on skills test. Passing this test permits the student to become certified with the state; allowing Skilled Nursing Facilities like our Nursing Home to hire them. Our NA Class is composed of 94 hours of education using text/

Four inches of snow on the hilltop SUBMITTED BY MARIANNE KNIGHT HIGHLANDS CORRESPONDENT

Can you believe it or not we had at least four inches of snow fall yesterday. It is beautiful and reminds us of what a beautiful Hill Top we live on. However we were just getting to like what spring we were having. The Benefit Dinner for Ted and Renee Hilstad was an awesome success last week at the Oroville Eagles. Here is a reminder for the second Benefit on Saturday, March 21 at 5 p.m. at the Molson

Comancheros Rodeo Beneft Auction/Dinner SUBMITTED BY SUE WISENER TONASKET EAGLES #3002

It’s March what’s up with the snow? The Comancheros will be having their Rodeo Benefit Dinner and Auction on Saturday, March

Great turn out to support upcoming Easter Egg Hunt SUBMITTED BY GAI WISDOM OROVILLE EAGLES #3865

Our Ladies Auxiliary would like to thank everyone who turned out to support the Annual Easter Egg Hunt at the dinner on Saturday, and all the help they had in putting it together and serving. Everyone had a good time. We are looking forward to a big turn-out for Friday Night Steak Night on March 20. Besides great food, Meat Draw and Joker Poker, Jeannie Riggan will join

for our area but only a few sprinkles came. The sunshine has taken over and we’re all ready for that. Comments by residents are, “we need the rain, because we are in for a dry summer, due to lack of snowfall last winter.” Abbey Thorndike has been in Oroville vising family and friends. She lives in California now and keeps busy working with her church, with an emphasis on helping the homeless, especially children. Ah! The Zags got revenge on BYU (Utah) by winning the return game by a large margin. And now it’s baseball time! We have to change hats and gear up for a summer with a different sport. The Mariner’s always seem to do well at spring training and then somewhere along the way they “drop the ball.” Lots of green grass showing up in some places so look out, here come the weeds. And once again the hillside in front of our house is bountifully cov-

NURSING HOME NEWS work book, lecture, videos/dvds, guest speakers, and discussion; 20 hours of skills lab consisting of demonstration and return demonstration of the 24 handson skills needed for the skills Competency Exam, and 56 hours of clinical supervised training in the Nursing Home for a total of 150 hours. Our classroom, has four bed units set up like the residents rooms for more practice space. The current instructor is Marcia Naillon, RN. She is a very knowledgeable and caring leader and has been teaching for two years. The students learn they are the “heart of long-term care”, the bed side care giver whose observations about their residents is very important. Subjects covered consist of the following: 1) What is a nursing assistant, 2) Upholding resident rights, 3) Developing interpersonal and communication skills, 4) Using good body mechanics, 5) Preventing/controlling infection, 6) weighing and measuring, 7) Providing

HILLTOP COMMENTS Grange Hall. The menu will include a ham and scalloped potato dinner with all the trimmings including apple crisp and ice cream. Don’t forget the silent auction and dancing after dinner. The donation for this dinner will be $15 per person. Please come to support this family in need. Winners for the Pinochle games in Molson on March 9th were - Ladies – Ruth Wick High and Lani Thompson – Low. The Men’s Hi was Darrell Bunch

TONASKET EAGLES 21. Dinner is an 8 oz. sirloin steak with all the fixings from 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Auction will start at 7 p.m. All donations welcome, for more information call Bev at 509-486-2398. We would like to thank everyone who came to the District Meeting this last Sunday, it was

EAGLEDOM AT WORK us after dinner for Karaoke. It will be lots of fun! We will have lunch available every week day from noon to 2 p.m. and the banquet room is open to the public until the 27th of this month. Come on in and give our Soup-n-Sandwiches a try. Friday, March 27 will be our last Steak Night for the season. Then we can all go fishin’. Joker Poker and Meat Draw will continue every Friday at 6 p.m. Pool League is winding down. They are into play-offs. Come in and support you favorite Eagles

ered with buttercups and no little people bers. There is so much talent to be had around to pick them. if they just admit it. A hearty round of It would be nice to have a few of the applause was given to Harry Stockwell empty buildings on Main St. reopen with for his rendition of “ ‘Ole Man River.” some sort of business. Have Now Harry has had more been told that the Plaza, is than just a few birthdays and not reopening. Trino must to be willing and able to be a feel that operating one eating part of the program was most establishment is enough. outstanding . The acrobats A sizable crowd gathered from Tonasket added a nice in the high school commons bit of “color” and the trained last week for the silent and dog act, was good. Those live auction and variety show, were some of my favs’. And raising funds for the Oroville of course the little Oakes boy Scholarship Foundation (forand his magic and the very merly Dollars for Scholars). THIS & THAT small Chen boy, who was Many students have benefitmade to look even smaller at ed from this program over Joyce Emry the giant baby grand piano, the years and the folks who did a fantastic job. Oh! Heck make it happen probably it was all good! Ya’ shoulda’ don’t get near enough recognition for been there. A hearty thanks to all who the hard work they do, but on the other helped, in any way. Ken Neal is so good hand they aren’t doing it for recognition to give of his time, enticing people to , they’re doing it to help young people to buy stuff whether they want it or not. further their education. Good job! One thing that really impressed me On driving to Havillah Church last was the younger generation of work- Saturday, just at the beginning of the ers. Glenna Hauenstein and Deeloris Molson Grade was a large white bus (like Sylvester are just two of the faithful a shool bus) but no lettering was on it. workers for a lot of years. And it is Anyway, a number of young folks were good to have the music teacher, Mr. along the banks digging, obviously, takStiles, helping to get the musical num- ing dirt and rock samples. People like

basic care, 8) Following care procedures, 9) Taking vital signs, 10) Following safety & emergency procedures, 11) Providing good nutrition, 12) Understanding Long-Term Care (aging, body systems, diseases, chronic and acute conditions), 13) Providing restorative care, 14) Managing information, 15) Dealing with death and Dying. Our Nursing Assistant Program is free of charge to the students and is reimbursable to the facility at our current Medicaid rate by the State of Washington. Nearly all of our NAs have been trained in our program as well as NVH’s NAs. We will always need new students as NAs decide to further their education, start a family, relocate somewhere else, become the care giver for a family member, or work in another field. If you have always wanted to be a care giver, call the HR department at North Valley Hospital and apply for our class. The last date tp apply for the next class is March 20, 2015. There is a class quarterly. Call Human Resources at 486-3185 go on line at http:// www.nvhospital,org/onlineapplication/under employment. The position is ‘CNA Class’. Thank you for your interest, Dixie Brown and the Nursing Home Success Team and Low – Marvin Miller – with Birdie Nelson taking the Traveling. There are just two more game nights after Monday, March 16 for the season. There were 29 people on Monday, March 9. The next Pancake Breakfast at the Grange Hall in Molson will be on Sunday, March 29. For $8 you can have a great day visiting friends having a great meal and you can win a basket in the raffle to help support the Grange Hall. Tickets are available for $1 each or $6 for $5. The next bingo night at the Grange Hall will be on March 20 th. The buy in is $10 per person for 10 games. Lots to do on our Hilltop.

nice to see some new faces. There was no pinochle this last week, but we will see you this Sunday March 22 at 1 p.m. Joker Poker is starting to grow again, come in and get your tickets ($1.00 each) drawing is on Saturday evening at 6:45 p.m. Must be present to win. We wish all those that may be ill a speedy recovery to good health. God bless all. The Biggest Little Eagles in the State.

team and have a burger and fries on Wednesday. Our Aerie meetings are the first and third Tuesday of the month and the Auxiliary meets on the second and fourth Tuesday. Happy hour is 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. every day. We have free pool every Sunday. Wednesday is Pool League and Burgers. Thursdays we play Bingo and eat Burgers and More. Fridays are Steak Night, Joker Poker and Meat Draw. We are People Helping People!

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Final week of winter quarter at NVCS SUBMITTED BY CYNTHIA GROUND, D.C.

NORTH VALLEY COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

The final week of winter quarter has arrived! There are a few more classes before spring break. Keep an eye out for the spring quarter catalogs arriving soon! Kids Rock Painting – Saturday, March 21 at 10 a.m. Rock painting just for kids! Give your child an opportunity to explore his or her creative side! Painted rocks are great for garden markers, home décor, gifts and many other things. Sometimes they even make great pets! No Fear When Using the Pressure Canner – Saturday,

Doris Hughes elected ‘Senior of the Year’

THE LEARNING TREE March 21 at 10 a.m. Are you new to canning? Are you an old hand but would like to brush up on pressure canning? Pressure canning enables us to safely preserve fruits, vegetables and meats that may be unsafe if canned using just boiling water. This class will include information on buying and using pressure canners and canning and preparation methods

OROVILLE SENIOR NEWS

SUBMITTED BY JAMES GUTSCHMIDT PRESIDENT, OROVILLE SENIOR CITIZENS

Tilly Porter has scheduled three beginner classes for computer training. The sign up sheets, with times, are in the lunchroom. Sign up quickly, as the seats are filling fast. The first class took place last Wednesday. Tilly reported that it was fun. Computer literacy is becoming more and more necessary. It is our hope that our Seniors are not left in the dust, so to speak. At the County Association, the Delegates are having another meeting this Friday, March 20, at the Okanogan Senior Center, 10 a.m. We elected the “Senior of the Year” for the Chamber of Commerce Awards banquet on Thursday, March 19. She is Doris Hughes. Doris has been a loyal participant in the Senior Center for many years. She is presently on the Fund Raising Committee. She has helped at all of our

Pancake Breakfast events, insisting that we provide fresh fruit. She is a crafter and has donated numerous doilies, pillows, quilts, and knitted items to our raffles as fund raisers. She Has organized Musical Chairs events, and plays harmonica. She is an avid gardener, and has held the Farmers Market as a fundraiser, year after year, providing us with much in the way of fresh produce. She is a loyal participant including, nearly, perfect attendance at our business meetings. She has encouraged her families help, and organized the Gift Wrapping event at Hughe’s Department Store during Christmas time. She is always ready with levity in the form of a joke when things get too serious. And, I personally credit her and her family for getting me involved in the Senior Center, again, in 2013. Kudos and congratulations to Doris Hughes

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me, with a curious mind, wonder who and what they were doing. Any ideas? Our reason for being at the church was to help Ray Visser, along with his family and friends celebrate his 90th birthday. I’ve been hearing of the sighting of elk herds in and around Molson. To me, it is neat to see such sights, but to those with fences around their farmsites, it isn’t fun and games and it costs thousands of dollars to repair the damage done by those big critters, that have apparently been brought in by the state Fish and Wildlife agency. To say the least, there are some very upset folks in the “hill country” and rightly so. Although Mike Thrasher doesn’t live in Oroville, he grew up here and is remembered by many. It is sad news that he has health issues, that are inoperable, and has recently entered a healthcare facility. News of Hazel (Lenton) Dezellem is the surgery to repair the broken bones in her foot, has once again been delayed, due to complications of some sort. On Sunday the rain came and everybody cheered, but it makes the days so long and dreary. I’d like it to be arranged for the rain to come during the night. That isn’t asking too much is it? ‘Til Next Week,

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Making crafts to sell at 2015 Founder’s Day booth SUBMITTED BY AUDREY HOLMES TONASKET GARDEN CLUB

Tonasket Garden Club members met early at 11:00 a.m. at The Hillside Apartments on Monday, Feb. 9 to begin working on some crafts to sell at the Founder’s Day booth at the II

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OKANOGAN VALLEY LIFE TONASKET GARDEN CLUB Sisters parking lot. On Monday, March 9, we met again at The Hillside Apartments early to finish up the crafts. One guest from Tonasket, Anna Tresjardin, attended. The roll call was “What is Your Favorite Garden Tool?” Barbara

Johnson said that her favorite is her 15-year-old granddaughter Lynden when she comes to visit her grandma and grandpa, she is a real worker. We had a Garden Seed Exchange after the crafts were finished. We are invited to the Methow Garden Club’s Annual District Spring Meeting to be held at the Twisp Senior Center on Monday, June 8. We encourage guests and new members to attend the meetings. The number to call for time and place is 509-223-3427.

TIRE-IFFIC EVENT Gary DeVon/staff photo

Two Oroville students, Steven Maupin and Trevor Shearer, collected nearly their goal of 4000 tires to be recycled and disposed of. The event was a Senior Project and took place last Saturday and Sunday What started as a small hill of tires quickly grew into three mountains worth at the north parking lot of the high school. The collection was done with the help of fellow students and in cooperation with Okanogan County Public Health, Tire Disposal and Recycling and Oak Harbor Freight.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR OROVILLE CHAMBER BANQUET OROVILLE - - Oroville’s Chamber of Commerce is putting on its annual Officer Installation and Awards Banquet. There will be a social hour starting at 6 p.m., prime rib and chicken dinner served at 7 p.m., door prizes, business and citizen awards, a silent auction and induction of this year’s officers. Jenn Tate is guest speaker. This event is a business and community minded event and by invitation only. The BYOB event being held at the Pastime. More info www.orovillewashington.com

MAY POLE DANCERS NEEDED

OROVILLE - May Pole Practices have begun and anybody interested in the third, fourth or fifth grade is welcome to join the dancers on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Oroville Elementary School Gym. They meet by the locker room. If someone knows where the May Poles that are used at the elementary school gym are located should call A. Martin at 509-322-0495

STROKE SUPPORT GROUP

OROVILLE - A Stroke Support Group meets on Thursday, March 26 at 10:30 a.m.at the Oroville Free Methodist Church, 1516 Fir Street. This is a support group for anyone who has had a stroke, no matter how long ago. Discussion from those who have recovered would also be very welcome. There will be refreshments.

COMMUNITY ACTION MEETING

NORTH COUNTY - The Nursing Home Success Team will be holding the first Public Forums on Wednesday, March 18 at 7 p.m. at the Tonasket Community Church and on Wednesday, March 25 at 7 p.m at the Oroville United Methodist Church. Please attend in order to learn, and ask the questions you may have.

OKANOGAN - The Okanogan County Community Action Council Board of Directors will hold their Regular Board Meeting Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at 5:15 p.m. at Community Action, 424 S. 2nd Ave. Okanogan. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. If you have questions or need additional information contact Lael Duncan at OCCAC, (509) 422-4041.

RELAY FOR LIFE RALLY

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TONASKET - There will be a Relay For Life Kick-Off Rally on Wednesday, March 18 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Tonasket Community Church, 24 E. 4th St. (behind US Bank). For more information, contact Roger or Cheral at 509-826-5383

FUNDRAISER FOR TED HILSTAD

MOLSON - There will be second fundraiser for the Ted and Renee Hilstad Family to help defray medical expenses. The fundraiser will be on Saturday, March 21 at the Molson Grange Hall with dinner starting at 5 p.m. sharp. There will also be a silent auction and an old fashioned barn dance with the Wilder Band performing the music which is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is $15 at the door. For more information call Dal Wilder at 509-476-2284.

DUGOUT CANOE LAUNCH

TONASKET - The unveiling and launching of Crazy Mary, the Dugout Canoe will take place on Sunday, March 22 at noon at the Chief Tonasket Park boat launch. The canoe was constructed by Tonasket students under the guidance of Churchill Clark. Everyone is invited to attend.

NVCS FONDUE DINNER

OROVILLE-North Valley Community Schools is putting on a benefit Fondue dinner at Esther Bricques Winery on Sunday, March 22 beginning at 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Included is a complete meal through the style of the fondue pot, along with back ground music provided by Steve Pollard. In addition, the drawing for the beautiful maple bowl created by Dr. Cynthia Ground will take place. Esther Bricques Winery is located at 42 Swanson Mill Road, Oroville. For more information, please call the winery at 509-476-2861 or NVCS at 509-476-2011.

OROVILLE - Baseball season is here, kids ages four-years to 15-years-old can sign up in Oroville Elementary School Cafeteria on Thursday, March 26 from 5 to 7 p.m.

NORTH COUNTRY CAR CLUB

TONASKET - The North Country Car Club monthly meeting is Thursday, March 26 at 7 p.m. at Whistlers in Tonasket for interest in all types of vehicles for restoration, cruising, shows, etc. Come early for dinner before meeting. $15 annual dues. Teenagers welcome.

APPLICATIONS FOR HABITAT HOME

OMAK - A new Okanogan County Habitat for Humanity home is going to be built in Omak, There will be a public meeting on Thursday, March 26 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 28, at 2 p.m. at the Cornerstone Christian Fellowship Church at Riverside and Locust Street in Omak for those interested in qualifying for this home. You must attend one of the two public meetings to get an application. The selection criteria are: (1) need for adequate shelter, (2) lived in the area for at least one year, (3) able to make monthly house payments of approximately $500 to $600 a month, which includes taxes and insurance and (4) willingness to partner during building process.

OROVILLE KITE DAY

OROVILLE The 8th annual Oroville Annual Kite Day will be held on Saturday, March 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bud Clark Field on Chesaw Rd. Free kites to the first 100 kids. “Kids of all ages” are encourage to come and bring kites for all to enjoy.

TONASKET ABC DESSERT AUCTION

OROVILLE - Members of the Oroville Eagles will be going around town collecting cash or egg donations during the week of March 23 to March 27 for the annual Easter Egg Hunt which is Saturday, April 4 at Osoyoos Lake Veterans Memorial Park, starting at 10 a.m. sharp.

TONASKET - Tonasket Athletic Booster Club will be having their annual Benefit Dessert Auction on Saturday, March 28 at the Kuhler. Spirit hour and silent auction start at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. and live auction at 7 p.m. Dinner is $25, with tickets available at U.S. Bank, ask for Marilee or Maricela. (dinner not required, bidder packets available at the door for those only interested in the auction.) Come join the Tonasket ABC at their biggest annual fundraiser.

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OROVILLE - The Oroville Public Library will be having Story Time at the Library “The Ladybug Club” on Wednesday, March 25 at 10 a.m. This free event will take place each Wednesday and there will be stories, songs, crafts and fund for young children.

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SCHOOL RETIREES ASSOCIATION

OMAK - Okanogan County School Retirees’ Association will meet at 11 a.m.,Tuesday, March 31, for a nohost luncheon meeting at the Koala Street Grill, 914 Koala St, Omak. Dr. Jim Bone will discuss the Master Gardener program. Information: Jennie Hedington: 509-422-2954.

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RUTH MOODY BAND AT CCC

TONASKET - Community Cultural Center of Tonasket is presenting Ruth Moody band on stage Saturday, April 4 at 7 p.m. Dinner available with ticket for $25; concert only is $20. Pre-concert tickets available at Oroville Pharmacy, Tonasket Natural Foods Co-op, and Main Street Markett in Omak. A sell-out crowd is expected, so get your tickets now.

OROVILLE

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

REP. NEWHOUSE MOBILE OFFICE

OMAK - U.S. Congressman Dan Newhouse’s staff members will be available to meet with anyone who needs help with a federal agency or has questions or comments on federal issues during monthly mobile office hours in Central Washington. Members of the public are invited to meet with Congressman Newhouse’s staff with no appointment necessary on Tuesday, April 7 at the Omak City Hall, 2 N. Ash St., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

BLOSSOM SPRING BAZAAR

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

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

OROVILLE - The 9th Annual Blossom Spring Bazaar is Saturday, April 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Oroville High School Commons Admission Free (please bring a Food Drive Donation)/ Door Prizes, from the participating vendors, throughout the day! Sponsored by Blossom Ministries. Potential Vendors may contact Melisa Turner at 509-733-1941 or 509-476-2246

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: www.OrovilleUMC.org Leon L. Alden, Pastor

SOAP TO PERFORM MELVILLE BOYS

OSOYOOS - South Okanagan Amateur Players present Norm Foster’s The Melville Boys Friday and Saturday, April 24 and 25 at Osoyoos Secondary School Theatre and on Friday and Saturday, May 1 and 2 at Frank Venables Theatre in Oliver. Showtime is 8 p.m. For ticket information, please check out http://www. soplayers.ca/melville-boys.html

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.

TONASKET FOOD BANK

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

Trinity Episcopal

OROVILLE - The Oroville food bank operates every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., excluding holidays, in the basement of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. For more info, call Jeff Austin at 509-476-3978 or Sarah Umana at 509-476-2386. LISTING YOUR ITEM Our Community Bulletin Board generally allows listing your event for up two weeks prior to the day it occurs. If space allows it may be included prior to the two week limit. However, our online calendar at www.gazettetribune.com allows the event to be listed for much longer periods. Calendar items must include day, date, time and location, as well as a for further information phone number. You may place an event on the online calendar by going to our website and clicking on the “Add an Event” button on the homepage. Please, list your event only for the day or days of its occurrence. Once your request is submitted, it can take up to 48 hours for the event to appear on the calendar. Online submissions don’t always go into the hardcopy edition, so it helps if they are also submitted to us at gdevon@gazette-tribune.com or at Gazette-Tribune, P.O. Box 250, Oroville, WA. 98844.

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Church of Christ

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

Seventh-Day Adventist

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

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1516 Fir Street • 509-476.2311 Sunday School 9:15 am Worship Service 10:15am office@orovillefmc.org Pastor Rod Brown

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

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

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10 6th East and Whitcomb • 509-429-2948 602 Central Ave., Oroville Pastor Stephen Williams • www.tonasketbiblechurch.org Sunday School & Services 10:00 a.m. Sun. Worship Service 9:30 am Holy Eucharist: 1st, 3rd, & 5th • Morning Prayer: 2nd & 4th Sun. Christian Education Hour 11 am • Sun. Eve. Service 6 pm Healing Service: 1st Sunday “SANCTIFY THEM IN TRUTH; YOUR The Reverend Marilyn Wilder 476-3629 WORD IS TRUTH.” JOHN 17:17 Warden • 476-2022

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NORTH COUNTY - The Nursing Home Success Team will be holding the the second of its Public Forums on Wednesday, March 25 at 7 p.m at the Oroville United Methodist Church. Please attend in order to learn and ask the questions you may have.

Club is bringing Donkey Basketball back to town on Saturday, March 28 at 6 p.m. at Oroville High School. The event features local teams including the Oroville Fire and Molson-Chesaw Fire departments. Advance tickets at Hometown Pizza & Bakery or Hughes Dept. Store customer service are $8 (adults), $6 (Student, 7th-12th Grade), $4 (Children, K-6) or at the door $9 (adults), $7 (Student, 7th-12th Grade), $5 (Children, K-6).

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

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

Holy Rosary Catholic Church

1st & Whitcomb Ave., Tonasket 11 a.m. English Mass every Sunday 7:00 p.m. Spanish Mass every Saturday Father Jose Maldonado • 476-2110

Immanuel Lutheran Church

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

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

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

Crossroads Meeting Place 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

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


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Human Resource Manager Okanogan County PUD is looking for a Human Resource Manager to administer the District’s employee benefits and training programs, recruitment and selection of employees, administration of wage and salary programs, assist with labor contract negotiations, respond to personnel related issues, communicate with employees, maintain personnel files, serve as the District Privacy Officer and develop/ maintain employee related policies and procedures. Bachelor Degree in business or human resources required. Successful applicant needs to have experience relating to human resources, labor relations and benefits administration. A valid Washington State Driver’s License is required. Applications and resumes will be accepted through Friday, March 27, 2015 at Okanogan County PUD, Attn: Human Resources, PO Box 912, Okanogan, WA 98840-0912, by email to donc@okpud.org. or by fax (509)422-8418. Applications and job descriptions are available at PUD offices and at www.okanoganpud.org. Okanogan County PUD is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

THANKS to everyone who made the Hilstad Dinner and Auction, such a very BIG SUCCESS! The Eagles for doing the hall, Ken Neal for doing the Auction, All the helpers in the kitchen and for the great donations. A BIG Thanks to our communities for all their support. Everyone’s involvement was greatly appreciated! Denise, Angela, Kathy & Shelby.

Found DID YOU FIND AN ITEM AND WANT TO FIND THE OWNER? Found items can be placed in the newspaper for one week for FREE. Limit 15 words, or prepay for words over the 15 word limit. Call 509-476-3602 before noon on Tuesdays.

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Help Wanted FREE NAC Class North Valley Extended Care is now accepting applications for the next Nursing Assistant Training Class beginning April 6, 2015. This class will be completed in May. Applications may be picked up at the North Valley Hospital’s Human Resource office or on-line at www.nvhospital.org This is an excellent opportunity for motivated, caring individuals to prepare for a challenging career, leading to employment opportunities in the Extended Care. Course content includes basic personal care, restorative and technical skills needed to care for residents and individuals rehabilitating toward independence. Applications will no longer be received after March 20, 2015. for information call the Human Resources at 509-486-3185.

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Okanogan County Department of Public Works is accepting applications until Friday, April 3, 2015 for the positions of Summer Temporary Solid Waste Recycle/Transfer Station/Equipment Operator. For more information go to www.okanogan county.org/HR or call 509-422-7300. E.O.E.

Okanogan County Department of Public Works is accepting applications until April 3, 2015 at 4:30 pm for Temporary M-2 Truck Drivers Wages will be $15.55/hour. Applicants must possess a Commercial Driver’s License, current updated health card, and flagging card. Okanogan County is also excepting applications for Flagger and General Labor Positions at $12.65/hour. Positions are available in various maintenance areas. Applications, supplemental and job descriptions may be obtained by contacting the Dept. of Public Works, 1234-A 2nd Ave. S, Okanogan, WA 98840 or go online to www.okanogan county.org/HR/ Telephone (509) 422-7300. E.O.E.

NCWEDD seeks a self-motivated Executive Director (ED) professional to lead the nonprofit regional economic development organization serving Chelan, Douglas, Okanogan Counties and the Colville Confederated Tribes. The goals of NCWEDD are to communicate, advocate, and collaborate. NCWEDD brings together the private and public sectors, promoting diversification to enhance the future of the NCW region. Three years of business and/or non-profit experience preferred. BA required. This job entails travel, good communication skills, and openness to new ideas. The salary is DOE. Position is a .75 FTE. Telecommunications To apply, please provide a Technician 1 cover letter and resume to admin@ncwedd.com. Okanogan County PUD Full job description at is looking for a Telecommuniwww.ncwedd.com cations Technician 1 to install, test, maintain and repair various types of broadband North Valley Hospital has a communication equipment, Full time opening for a associated connections over Billing Clerk in the fiber optic/copper/wireless mediums, analog/ digital Financial Services telephony circuits and assoDepartment ciated protective equipment. Previous insurance billing Assist in troubleshooting, loexperience preferred. CAH cating and correct faults or experience preferred. Detail anomalies on fiber optic, coporientated a must. per and wireless circuits. North Valley Extended Care has 3 Full Time and 4 Per Diem opening’s for

NAC Washington State certified NAC license required. You may apply online by visiting our website at www.nvhospital.org. or pick up an application at North Valley Hospital Human Resources Department. For more information please call 509-486-3185. Seeking a Camp Host for the Lost Lake Kiwanis camp for May through September. Applicant must provide their own housing. An RV hookup is available for the host. Call (509) 322-2473 to receive an application packet. Applications close March 28th.

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High school diploma or equivalent required. One to three years of experience in placement, splicing, testing and maintenance of fiber optic and copper cable and the installation and maintenance of network hardware and radio communication equipment. Washington State Class A CDL preferred. Valid flagger card (or ability to obtain one), First Aid / CPR Card (or ability to obtain one) and climbing certification preferred. Applications and resumes will be accepted through Friday, March 27, 2015 at Okanogan County PUD, Attn: Human Resources, PO Box 912, Okanogan, WA 98840-0912, by email to donc@okpud.org or by fax (509)422-8418. Applications and job descriptions are available at PUD offices and at www.okanoganpud.org. Okanogan County PUD is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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WSU Student Services Professional (Academic Coordinator) Be creative, make a difference, develop skills that forward your career and earn a good salary with excellent benefits working for a prestigious University—while living in rural Okanogan County. This Full Time position will assist in the development and implementation of the Upward Bound college-access program in Omak and Okanogan high schools. The Coordinator mentors students on their path to higher education. Work with community partners and a supportive UB program team to create, coordinate and provide dynamic educational workshops, service opportunities and cultural enrichment activities. Salary $2,734/month, DOE. Position open until filled. For full description of position requirements and to apply, visit www.wsujobs.com. WSU is an EO/AA Educator and Employer.

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Public Notice Posted Proclamation of Reclamation Abandoned State Hwy. 4 (now S.R. 2OE) circa 1932-2015 Feb. 1, 2015 To be recorded on Parcel nos. 3727260002-37272600053727260006 all in Okanogan Co. WA. From Feb. 1, 2015 is unified non-abandonment linked to parcel 3727264005 Homestead-Farmstead Roger Rylander. I Roger Rylander have maintained, improved and paid delinquent property taxes on said parcels. I am the first person to have property identified as segregated and recorded nonabandonment of such property. I am the First person in recorded history to do so. I will improve the premises and relocate my driveway from mile marker 264.28 to a point that is the safest to all people of the State of Washington. State property is 100% free of encumbrances and when abandoned is 100% free of encumbrances. Now and Forever to be entered into county taxed land. I do so willingly. Records of said Abandoned 1932 roadway are kept int he maproom basement at the Wenatchee D.O.T. P.U.D. welcome Phone welcome. Posted on Property. WAC458-61-550 Excise tax exempt South of Creek Abandoned roadbed. W.A.C. 197-11-960 Roger Rylander 288 Howard End Rd. Tonasket, WA 98855 /s/Roger Rylander Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on February 5, 12, 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19, 2015. #OVG611291

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Pursuant to the Revised Code of Washington 61.24, et seq. Document: NOS Printed: 12/13/2014 8:43:03 AM Page Count: 5 IDS Automation: D eliver signed document(s) to Scan Clerk TS No.: WA-13-602786-TC APN No.: 3225090079 Title Order No.: 130240994-WA-MSO Grantor(s): HEIDI J. CONLEY, WILLIAM E. CONLEY Grantee(s): MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR EAGLE HOME MORTGAGE, LLC Deed of Trust Instrument/Reference No.: 3138268 I. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Quality Loan Service Corp. of Washington, the undersigned Trustee, will on 4/17/2015 , at 10:00 AM At the front entrance of the Okanogan County Courthouse, 149 Third North in the City of Okanogan, WA 98840 sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable in the form of credit bid or cash bid in the form of cashier’s check or certified checks from federally or State chartered banks, at the time of sale the following described real property, situated in the County of OKANOGAN, State of Washington, to-wit: That part of the Northeast quarter of the Northeast quarter of the Southwest quarter of Section 9, Township 32 North, Range 25 East W.M., Okanogan County, Washington described as follows: Commencing at the center of Section 9, Township 32 North, Range 25, East W.M., and running thence West on the East and West center line of Section 9, a distance of 634.35 feet and turning an angle of 90 deg. to the left and running a distance of 400 feet to the Point of Beginning; Thence from said Point of Beginning run East on a line parallel to the East and West center line of Section 9, a distance of 301.38 feet; Thence turning an angle of 90 deg. to the right and running a distance of 75 feet; Thence turning an angle of 90 deg. to the right and running a distance of 301.38 feet; Thence turning an angle of 90 deg. to the right and running a distance of 75 feet to the Point of Beginning. EXCEPT the East 118.0 feet of said premises.

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PUBLIC AUCTION THOMPSON BEES 1869 HWY 7 OROVILLE, WA 98844 (509) 476-3948 DATE OF AUCTION: 3/24/2015 Viewing Time: 10:00 AM Auction Time: 11:00 AM 1990 Lincoln Town Car Lic# 444-ZDR Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on March 19, 2015. #OVG621221

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OROVILLE-TONASKET IRRIGATION DISTRICT WATER TURN ON DATE The Oroville-Tonasket Irrigation District will begin loading reservoirs and mainlines on Thursday, March 19th for the 2015 water season. Barring any unforeseen problems the district should have irrigation water to all users by April 1st. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on March 19, 2015. #OVG621064

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tAction=search&searchstate= WA&filterSvc=dfc The statewide civil legal aid hotline for assistance and referrals to other housing counselors and attorneys: Telephone: 1-800-606-4819 or Web site: http://nwjustice.org/what-clear . If the sale is set aside for any reason, including if the Trustee is unable to convey title, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid to the Trustee. This shall be the Purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Trustor, the Trustee, the Beneficiary, the Beneficiary’s Agent, or the Beneficiary’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. QUALITY MAY BE CONSIDERED A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBTAND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. Dated: 12/15/2014 Quality Loan Service Corp. of Washington, as Trustee By: Tricia Moreno, Assistant Secretary Trustee’s Mailing Address: Quality Loan Service Corp. of Washington C/O Quality Loan Service Corp. 411 Ivy Street, San Diego, CA 92101 (866) 645-7711 Trustee’s Physical Address: Quality Loan Service Corp. of Washington 108 1 st Ave South, Suite 202 Seattle, WA 98104 (866) 925-0241 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Or Login to: http://wa.qualityloan.com TS No.: WA-13-602786-TC IDSPub #0074909 3/19/2015 4/9/2015 Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on March 19 and April 9, 2015. #OVG610186

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of any proper grounds for invalidating the Trustee’s sale. NOTICE TO OCCUPANTS OR TENANTS - The purchaser at the Trustee’s Sale is entitled to possession of the property on the 20 th day following the sale, as against the Grantor under the deed of trust (the owner) and anyone having an interest junior to the deed of trust, including occupants who are not tenants. After the 20 th day following the sale the purchaser has the right to evict occupants who are not tenants by summary proceedings under Chapter 59.12 RCW. For tenant-occupied property, the purchaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with RCW 61.24.060. THIS NOTICE IS THE FINAL STEP BEFORE THE FORECLOSURE SALE OF YOUR HOME. You have only 20 DAYS from the recording date of this notice to pursue mediation. DO NOT DELAY. CONTACT A HOUSING COUNSELOR OR AN ATTORNEY LICENSED IN WASHINGTON NOW to assess your situation and refer you to mediation if you are eligible and it may help you save your home. See below for safe sources of help. SEEKING ASSISTANCE Housing counselors and legal assistance may be available at little or no cost to you. If you would like assistance in determining your rights and opportunities to keep your house, you may contact the following: The statewide foreclosure hotline for assistance and referral to housing counselors recommended by the Housing Finance Commission: Toll-free: 1-877-894-HOME (1-877-894-4663) or Web site: http://www.dfi.wa.gov/consumers/homeownership/post_purchase_ counselors_foreclosure.htm . The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development: Tollfree: 1-800-569-4287 or National Web Site: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD or for Local counseling agencies in Washington: http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/hcc/fc/index.cfm?webLis-

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More commonly known as: 41 OKANOGAN STREET, MALOTT, WA 98829 which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated 10/10/2008, recorded 10/20/2008, under 3138268 records of OKANOGAN County, Washington , from WILLIAM E. CONLEY and HEIDI J. CONLEY, Husband and Wife , as Grantor(s), to Baines Title Company, Inc. , as Trustee, to secure an obligation in favor of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR EAGLE HOME MORTGAGE, LLC , as Beneficiary, the beneficial interest in which was assigned by MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR EAGLE HOME MORTGAGE, LLC (or by its successors-ininterest and/or assigns, if any), to Wells Fargo Bank, NA . II. No action commenced by the Beneficiary of the Deed of Trust is now pending to seek satisfaction of the obligation in any Court by reason of the Borrower’s or Grantor’s default on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust/Mortgage. III. The default(s) for which this foreclosure is made is/are as follows: Failure to pay when due the following amounts which are now in arrears: $28,828.52 IV. The sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust is: The principal sum of $174,480.64 , together with interest as provided in the Note from the 7/1/2013 , and such other costs and fees as are provided by statute. V. The above-described real property will be sold to satisfy the expense of sale and the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust as provided by statute. Said sale will be made without warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances on 4/17/2015 . The defaults referred to in Paragraph III must be cured by 4/6/2015 (11 days before the sale date) to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if at any time before 4/6/2015 (11 days before the sale) the default as set forth in Paragraph III is cured and the Trustee’s fees and costs are paid. Payment must be in cash or with cashiers or certified checks from a State or federally chartered bank. The sale may be terminated any time after the 4/6/2015 (11 days before the sale date) and before the sale, by the Borrower or Grantor or the holder of any recorded junior lien or encumbrance by paying the principal and interest, plus costs, fees and advances, if any, made pursuant to the terms of the obligation and/or Deed of Trust, and curing all other defaults. VI. A written Notice of Default was transmitted by the Beneficiary or Trustee to the Borrower and Grantor at the following address(es): NAME WILLIAM E. CONLEY and HEIDI J. CONLEY, Husband and Wife ADDRESS 41 OKANOGAN STREET, MALOTT, WA 98829 by both first class and certified mail, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and the Borrower and Grantor were personally served, if applicable, with said written Notice of Default or the written Notice of Default was posted in a conspicuous place on the real property described in Paragraph I above, and the Trustee has possession of proof of such service or posting. These requirements were completed as of 1/16/2014 . VII. The Trustee whose name and address are set forth below will provide in writing to anyone requesting it, a statement of all costs and fees due at any time prior to the sale. VIII. The effect of the sale will be to deprive the Grantor and all those who hold by, through or under the Grantor of all their interest in the abovedescribed property. IX. Anyone having any objections to this sale on any grounds whatsoever will be afforded an opportunity to be heard as to those objections if they bring a lawsuit to restrain the sale pursuant to RCW 61.24.130. Failure to bring such a lawsuit may result in a waiver

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SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON COUNTY OF OKANOGAN Estate of MICHAEL KEEGAN WRIGHT, Deceased. NO. 15-4-00024-1 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS PLEASE TAKE NOTICE The above Court has appointed Gerald L. Beffa as Personal Representative of Decedent’s estate. Any person having a claim against the Decedent must present the claim: (a) Before the time when the claim would be barred by any applicable statute of limitations, and (b) In the manner provided in RCW 11.40.070: (i) By filing the original of the claim with the foregoing Court, and (ii) By serving on or mailing to me at the address below a copy of the claim. The claim must be presented by the later of: (a) Thirty (30) days after I served or mailed this Notice as provided in RCW 11.40.020(1)(c), or (b) Four (4) months after the date of first publication of this Notice. If the claim is not presented within this time period, the claim will be forever barred except as provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective for claims against both the Decedent’s probate and non-probate assets. Date of First Publication of this Notice: March 12, 2015 /s/Dale L. Crandall, Attorney for Gerald L. Beffa, Personal Representative P.O. Box 173 Loomis, WA 98827 Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on March 12, 19, 26, 2015. #OVG620006

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SCHOOLS

Local stars come out for Oroville Scholarship Foundation

Gary DeVon/ staff photos

Above, the OSF had the most performers ever for this year’s Variety Show. Top, Alizae DeVon, with some help from her assistant, Kyler, puts her dog Cayanne through his paces, performing several leaps over obstacles, including Kyler, for the crowd. Top right, Micheal Oakes, a regular at the Variety Show, performs feats of magic. Right, Maya Spikes and Lexis, peform a vocal duet, “The Mountain. Left, World War II veteran Harry Stockwell belts out Old Man River with feeling. In addition to the talent portion of the night, there were both silent and auctions to raise money for scholarships. Ken Neal volunteered his talents as the auctioneer for the night.

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WATER TURN ON DATE The Oroville-Tonasket Irrigation District will begin loading reservoirs and mainlines for the irrigation season on

Thursday, March 19, 2015 for the 2015 water season. Barring any unforeseen problems the district should have irrigation water to all users by April 1st.


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Tonasket’s Knowledge Bowl 4th at State SUBMITTED BY COACH SUSAN MCCUE TONASKET SCHOOL DISTRICT

TONASKET - Tonasket’s amazing brain athletes placed fourth at the State Knowledge Bowl Tournament in Arlington, Saturday, March 14 (Pi day). There are five rounds of fifty questions in the morning. The top teams of these cumulative scores determine who competes for placements. Tonasket scored higher than every other team in the written round, answering 40 out of 50 questions. We were so stunning in the oral rounds, the other coaches and readers were remarking, “Wow! That’s impressive!” and “What do they feed you in Tonasket?” In the afternoon, the top nine teams compete in two additional rounds to determine champion-

ship placements. There are three rooms with three teams each. The first-place finishers in the first round go on to compete for first, second and third place. The second-place finishers go on to compete for fourth, fifth and sixth, etc. The first place finisher in our round went on to become the number one, overall, champions. (What do they feed them in St. George?) In this first afternoon match, we squeaked by Liberty Bell in a double tie-breaking round of 10 questions each. We dominated the second afternoon round, but the other two teams went on to a tie-breaking match. We had handily beat both the second and third-place overall finishers several times in earlier matches. This just goes to show that everyone who competes at this level is a champion.

On the ride home, someone asked if anyone had a second hand on their watch. The count down began, 10, 9, 8............1! and the suburban erupted into cheers of Pi!! It was 3/14/15 at 9:26:53 p.m., making it the first nine digits of Pi (3.141592653.) This won’t happen again for another century. I remarked, “On Pi day, there is nowhere else I’d rather be than with the Knowledge Bowl team.” To which they responded, “We would rather be at a pie shop, eating pie.” I had to agree. Congratulations! to seniors Kahlil Butler, Dalton Smith, Alex Mershon; sophomores Thomas Kennedy and Tawan Murray; and freshman Justin McDonald, who competed in both afternoon championship rounds. Good Luck to our graduating seniors.

Katie Teachout/staff photo

Team Captain Kahlil Butler runs through the Tiger Tunnel during a Friday morning send-off to the State Tournament. This is the fifth year in a row Tonasket has qualified for State.

Annual Carnival at Tonasket Elementary

The Tonasket PTO threw their annual carnival at the Tonasket Elementary School, a popular and fun fundraiser for the organization. There were kids games like the archery game above, a chance to knock over some cans and much more. The PTO sponsors the carnival as both a fundraiser and a venue for families to get out together. The PTO fundraise, host meetings and sponsor family activity nights, but their underlying goal is to get the word out about how beneficial it can be for parents to spend time with students in their school environment.” Kate Teachout/staff photos

Tonasket takes first in FFA Competition OKANOGAN-Tonasket’s FFA team took first place among schools from around the state at the Cattle Producers of Washington sponsored Judging Competition hosted by Sunny Okanogan Angus Ranch. The competition was held in Okanogan March 11, and consisted of six classes: three classes of Angus buss, two classes of heifers and one class of steers. Individuals placing among the 152 students were: 1. Luke Gleaseman, Chelan; 2. Morgan

O’Brian, Tonasket; 3. Silas Kruz, Colville; 4. Haley Shiflet, Okanogan; 5. George Vishon, Colville; 6. Megan Bolich, Tonasket; 7. Madison Clark, Tonasket; 8. Kelsey Vejraska, Omak; 9. Sarah Goyne, Chelan. “We want to thank the FFA advisors and their programs for producing upstanding students,” said Katlenia Vejraska of Sunny Okanogan Angus Ranch. “The kids were great to have and we look forward to next year.”

Thank You

We would like to thank everyone for the love and support you gave

us during the loss of our mother/grandmother. Your cards, flowers and gifts of food were greatly appreciated. With much gratitude we thank Jack and Mary Hughes, the employees of Hughes Dept. Store, Jim and Marilyn Prince, Akins Harvest Foods, their employees and Gold Digger Apples for the wonderful luncheon they provided after the service. Thank you to the Altar Society for their help with the luncheon and the many desserts they brought. Also, a thank you to Dr. Doug Wilson and his staff for the years of great care they gave to Mom. A special thank you to Scott Miller for his caring, compassion and guidance though such a difficult time. Zeke and Judy Miller, “thank you” doesn’t seem enough for everything you did for Mom. She loved you both. Mom was the heart of our family and loved beyond measure. We will miss her everyday and treasure the memories she has left us with.

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JOHN ABRAHAM FIGENSHOW John Abraham Figenshow, 96, was a proud native of Tonasket, born to homesteading parents, Knut Hjalmar and Gjertrude (Anderson) Figenschou on July 28, 1918. He died Monday, March 2, 2015 after hospitalization for multiple infections with his family honoring his wishes for comfort and dignity. In John’s early years, the family moved from the homestead on Whitestone Mountain to an apple orchard/farm south of town that his father purchased from Chief Tonasket. He was schooled through 8th grade, but was needed to help run the farm and provide for his mother and seven siblings after his father’s death in 1929. Like most of their generation, the Figenshows volunteered their service to the U.S. Military during World War II. Agnes and

and trailers but he continued to do what he loved; to buy and sell lumber into his last decade of life. John was a member of the American Legion Post 82 and the Elks Club of Omak and a founding member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Tonasket. John is survived by his wife, Ann Figenshow; his children: Janet Rae Miller (Robert), Sharmon Figenshow, (Peter Arneil), Pamela Koss (Andy); step-children: Johnnie (Nancee) Woodard, Gincy (Harvey) Beck, Connie (Arlan) Grytdal and Todd (Liz) Woodard; siblings: Knute Figenshow of Anacortes, and Lillian “Babe” Stansbury of Loomis; grandchildren: Max and Jess Eastwood (Janet), Ciara and Abby Hendrickson (Sharmon), John (Jack) Koss (Pamela), and step-grandchildren: Ross Woodard (Johnnie), Kennedy and Taylor Woodard (Todd). He was preceeded in death by his first wife, Zella, a son, Kenneth; two brothers, Danker and Carl, and four sisters: Martha Tompkins, Ethel Grier, Agnes Sype, and Mary Ann Norton. A celebration of John’s life will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, March 28 at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 213 South Western Avenue, in Tonasket with John Newton, officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his name can be made to the (Tonasket) U.S. Armed Forces Legacy Project (http://veteranlegacyproject.org) or cause of your choice. Please share your memories by signing John’s online guestbook atwww.berghfuneralservice.com. Arrangements are made by Bergh Funeral Service of Oroville and Tonasket.

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Auxiliary. Audene is survived by one daughter Wanda (Bob) Beacon of Keremeos, BC, one sister Sybil Thompson of Shafter, Calif., one granddaughter, three grandsons, four great grandsons and one great great grandson. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Asonda Smith. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, March 23, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Bergh Funeral Chapel in Oroville. Interment will follow at the Oroville Riverview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make any contributions to the American Cancer Society. Bergh Funeral Service of Oroville in care of arrangements.

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Audene Farmer, age 87 of Oroville, died Saturday, March 14, 2015 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. She was born October 9, 1927 in Formosa, Arkansas. Growing up Audene lived in California and Arkansas. She married George Osborne in Arkansas and together they had two daughters. They were later divorced. On Sept. 14, 1956 she married Bill Farmer in Ceres, California and in 1967 they moved to Oroville. Her husband, Bill, preceded her in death in 1994. Audene worked as a packer and sorter for a number of years in local warehouses. She loved to quilt, embroidery, fishing and pull tabs. She was a member of the Oroville Eagles and Oroville American Legion

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MARCH 19, 2015 | OKANOGAN VALLEY GAZETTE-TRIBUNE

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Okanagan Valley Gazette-Tribune

Oroville Tonasket

Hornets Tigers

Spring Sports 2015 Special Edition

Track • Baseball • Softball Golf • Tennis • Soccer


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OKANOGAN VALLEY GAZETTE-TRIBUNE | MARCH 19, 2015

TONASKET BASEBALL

Ball club ready for second season of wins

people out.” The JV team has a double digit schedule of 12 or 14 games this year. “That’s a huge schedule for a JV team,” Vassar said. “The closest JV team to us is Chelan. There aren’t any JV teams from Lake Roosevelt to Liberty Bell and all the way down the valley.” Vassar is assisted by five-year veteran Steven Williams, who assisted with the program from 2008-11. New to the coaching staff this year is Dylan Fewkes, a 2012 graduate and four-year starter with the Tigers. Fewkes took Honorable Mention in the Caribou Trail League his senior year.

SENIORS Manring

BY KATIE TEACHOUT

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TONASKET - Tonasket Tigers are ready to roar long, loud and hard on the ball diamond after hitting league wins for the first time in five years last season. “The players got a taste of success and showed up this year determined to taste it again,” said Coach Dan Vassar. Vassar gets his own taste of being on top this year, taking over as head coach after assisting Coach Tim Cork the past two years, and Coach Ryan Pilkington from 2003-2007. Tonasket went 4-1 against the B schools last year. “We believe we did surprise a few teams and people with our wins against Omak and Chelan,” said Vassar, adding that the team had a goal of being a .500 ball club again this year. “We should have an experienced core for varsity, but a young team in all, considering we have nine players that are eighthgraders and freshmen,” he said. Returning senior Jimmy Coleman is set to carry a bigger load on the mound this year with experienced juniors Jeremiah Albright and Adrian McCarthy bringing depth to the mound. Cade Hockett, also a junior, will be logging innings along with eighth-grader Quincy Vassar. Also returning from the junior class are infielder Nick Crandall and outfielder Dallin Good.

TONASKET BASEBALL ROSTER

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The Tonasket baseball team includes (front row, l-r) Benny Williams, Joe Ogborn, Quincy Vassar, Riley Haug, Austin Wood, Tanner Anderson, Chad Bretz, Dawson Bretz, (middle) Wyatt Pershing, Thomas Jacobs, Nicholas Crandall, Austin Rimestead, Conner Timm, Zion Butler, Chase Reid, Garrett Thomas, (back) Dan Vassar coach, Azael Herrera, Kahlil Butler, Dallin Good, Jimmy Colemen, Jerry Yaussy-Albright, Cade Hockett, Jesse Manring, Coach Dylin Fewkes, Coach Steven Williams. Not pictured: Adrian McCarthy, Dylan Kalma, Wyatt Radke. Wyatt Pershing was the only freshman last year, but he returns

this season with seven fellow sophomores.

“Last year we had a lot of fun, and I think it got around,” said

Vassar. “Also, we moved down to B league and that tends to bring

Name Jimmy Coleman Jesse Manring Kahil Butler Manny Puentes Nick Crandall Dallin Good Chad Hockett Adrian McCarthy Jerry Yuassy-Albright Zion Butler Thomas Jacobs Wyatt Pershing Wyatt Radke Austin Rimestad Conner Timm Chad Bretz Joe Ogborn Tanner Anderson Dawson Bretz Riley Haug Quincy Vassar Benny Williams Austin Wood

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Head coach: Dan Vassar Assistant coach: Steven Williams

OROVILLE BASEBALL Hornets face challenges on mount this season

who didn’t play last year as well, according to Hutchinson. The coach will place Dustin Nigg, one of the seniors, at shortstop again this year. “We are moving senior Trevor Shearer out to second and having our eighth grader, Spencer Martin, in back of the plate,” Hutchinson said. Senior Lane Tietje and freshman Zane Scott will be playing first, while senior Steven Maupin and sophomore Brent Kallstrom at third. Sophomore Kallstrom is Oroville’s only experienced pitcher. In the outfield will be returners Andrew Mieirs and Hunter Martin, along with freshmen Max Turner and Anthony Gurule, and sophomore Stetson Spears. “Missing this year is sophomore pitcher and outfielder, Casey Martin, who is recovering from shoulder surgery,” said the coach. The team’s overall goal this year, according to Hutchinson, is to improve on last year’s record.

SENIORS Tietje

Nigg

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BY GARY A. DE VON EDITOR@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM

OROVILLE – Double headers will be a challenge for Oroville boys baseball this year as the team is looking at only one pitcher ready to begin the season.

“We are short this year with only one returning sophomore with any pitching experience. Playing all double headers this year will be a challenge.” Tam Hutchinson Oroville Baseball Coach

OROVILLE BASEBALL ROSTER

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“We are short this year on pitching, with only one returning sophomore with any pitching experience. Playing all double headers this year will be a challenge,” said Coach Tam Hutchinson, now in his 16th year of coaching baseball at Oroville. The Hornets do have experience in other positions with three returning seniors, but the rest of the team is young and represented by four sophomores, three freshmen and a eighth grader. A fourth senior has turned out

Dustin Nigg Lane Tietje Trevor Shearer Steven Maupin Brentt Kallstrom Hunter Martin Andrew Mieirs Stetson Spears Anthony Gurule Max Turner Zane Scott Spencer Martin Gary DeVon/staff photo

The Oroville baseball team includes (l-r) Trevor Shearer, Stetson Spears, Andrew Mieirs, Brentt Kallstrom, Anthony Gurule, Dustin Nigg, Lane Tietje, Hunter Martin, Brayden Thompson (ball boy), Zane Scott and Spencer Martin. Not pictured, Max Turner.

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MARCH 19, 2015 | OKANOGAN VALLEY GAZETTE-TRIBUNE

Hornets hope reaching districts last year is just the beginning

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OROVILLE SOFTBALL SENIOR Nutt

BY GARY A. DE VON EDITOR@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM

OROVILLE – Oroville’s girls softball team is heading into the season with a mixed level of experience with a coach who expects his team to do well this year. Head coach Dane Forrester is entering his fifth season in that position, having served as assistant coach to the softball team for the two seasons prior to taking the head coaching job. He is assisted by Brian Martin and together they will focus their team on the fundamentals and mechanics of the game. There are 14 girls turning out this year, which Forrester describes as an average size team. The experience is mixed with five eighth graders, three freshmen, three sophomores, two juniors

OROVILLE FASTPITCH SOFTBALL ROSTER Name

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Rachelle Nutt Samantha Earley Faith Martin Perla Salazar Courtnee Kallstrom Kendal Miller Pie Todd Sydney Egerton Hannah Hilderbrand Alexis Allenby Jennifer Cisneros Sugeysi Layata Wendy Ortega Madison Walker

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Head Coach: Dane Forrester Assistant Coach: Kayla McKinney

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Oroville’s fastpitch softball team includes (front row, l-r) Wendy Ortega, Alexis Allenby, Sugeysi Layata, Jennifer Cisneros, Madison Whiteaker, (back row) coach Dane Forrester, Perla Salazar, Courtnee Kallstrom, Sydney Egerton, Kendal Miller, Hannah Hilderbrand, Faith Martin, Rachelle Nutt, Pie Toddand, Sammi Earley and assistant coach Brian Martin. and just one returning senior – Rachelle Nutt. He says all his returning team members have good experience

in their position and that some of the eighth graders are already showing good progress as they work to establish the team.

“I have good expectations that our team well do well in our league this year,” said Forrester, who saw his girls go to districts

last year – the highlight of last season. To increase the teams chances of going even further this year,

the coach said he wants the girls to build the team’s overall batting average and maintain their infield and outfield play.

TONASKET SOFTBALL Rimestad says Tiger softballers putting outoutperfect effort

SENIOR Keller “It has been really easy coaching these young ladies. They are like sponges this year. They want to learn and play. They ask a lot of questions and put out perfect effort in trying to make sure they are really playing the way a team should play together,” said Rimestad. “As a coach I don’t think you can ask for anything better than that. Perfect effort is essentially what makes a good team, whether you win or loose. To me that makes the team a winning team.”

BY KATIE TEACHOUT KATHERINE@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM

TONASKET - If a young team can be called a ‘Diamond in the Rough,’ Tonasket’s softball Coach Emily Rimestad is set to polish this one up pretty. With just five returning players this and 14 new ones, along with a brand-new assistant coach, Rimestad is nonetheless confident she’s got a winning team on her hands. “It is so exciting to have these ladies come up to me and say, ‘I want to play. Put me anywhere.’ We have so many great girls this year. For such a young team, I can’t say enough good about them,” said Rimestad. Assistant coach Breanna Hanson knows the game well, according to Rimestad, and is very good at sounding off new ideas or ways to teach skills. “I’m very excited to have her,” Rimestad said. Returning to the pitching mound is Vanessa Pershing, who struck out lots of players last season while hitting her own four home runs. “Vanessa is a player that you can put just about anywhere,” said Rimestad. “She is a very versatile player, and you can count on her to be that way.” Also returning and ready to pitch for the Tigers is Serenity Poleti, who made her wish to pitch known at the end of last

TONASKET FASTPITCH SOFTBALL ROSTER

Brent Baker/staff photo

The Tonasket softball team incluedes (front row, l-r) Serenity Poletti, Sammie Earley, Lexie Wahl, Tori King, Vanessa Pershing, Baylie Tyus, Martine Bjerke, Jonalynn Glover, (back) Assistant Coach Gene Jones, Shyane DeJong, Jenna Valentine, Trinity DeJong, Rachel Silverthorn, Selena Cosino, Alexa Sutton, Lea Berger, Brianna Hollister and head coach Emily Rimestad. Not pictured is Carrisa Frazier. season. “Serenity ended up pitching in our last game and struck out two players,” reported Rimestad. Returner Trinity Dejong also has experience on the mound. Dejong likes to play the infield and is ready for the season, according to Rimestad.

Lexie Wahl announced to her coach at the end of last season that she was going to catch this year. “I thought that was great, because it takes a special person to catch, or pitch for that matter. They are very demanding positions,” said Rimestad. “Lexie is

very driven when it comes to practice.” Returning to the diamond for a second season is Alexa Sutton, who played first and third bases last year. “Alexa is a good player,” said Rimestad. “She’s always ready to go with a smile on her face!”

Also catching will be Olivia Sutton, new to the team this year. This is the largest group Rimestad has coached so far, with a total of 19 players. She said she feels she gets better as a coach each year, and the level shows, with the ladies improving as time goes on.

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Dayzi Keller Darian Carson Samantha Keller Trinity Dejong Madilynn Larson Vanessa Pershing Trinity Dejong Serenity Polletti Lexie Wahl Ashlynn Wil;os Kayla Willis Tayler Anderson Morgyne Hjaltason Taylon Pilkinton Zoe Rodriguez Olivia Sutton Elizabeth Hylton Madilynn Larson Megan Powell Shiann McCallum

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Head coach: Emily Rimestad Assistant coach: Breanna Hanson

We would like to take this opportunity to wish our North County athletes the best of luck with their upcoming

SPRING SPORTS SEASON!


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TONASKET TRACK & FIELD

SENIORS Young

Bensing

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Tyus

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Tonasket’s track and field teams include (front row, l-r) Vance Frazier, Riley Morris, Meri Hirst, Alissa Young, Morgan Tyus, Madyson Clark, Camille Wilson, Alycia Tibbs, Nicole Juarez, Samuel Strandberg, Zeke Silverthorn (middle) Ryan Rylie, Colt Hatch, Smith Condon, Abe Podkranic, Katie Henneman, Mary Naylor, Lloyd Temby, Justin McDonald (back) Coach Portwood, Zach Clark, Johnathan Tellez, Chad Edwards, Ethan Bensing, Alina Vlahovich, Rose Walts, Dallas Tyus, Kasey Nelson, Allison Glanzer, Matis Sitar, Luis Cassarrubias, Hunter Swanson, Coach Thornton. Not pictured: David Curtis, Keeton Hoines, Janelle Catone, Hayley Larson, Shyane Lewis, Bonnie Seigfried, Jenna Valentine, Jaden Vugteveen, Chelsea Vasquez.

Tiger Track and Field has got lots of talent BY KATIE TEACHOUT KATHERINE@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM

TONASKET - Returning to coach the Tonasket Track and Field team this year are Coach Bob Thornton, a veteran coach

of 30 years, and assistant Coach Chad Portwood, back for his third year with the Tigers. The track and field team is made up of 42 athletes, including 2014 state competitors Rose Walts, Ethan Bensing and Ryan Rylie. Walts, a junior this year, competed at state her freshman year and her sophomore year, taking State runner-up in the 100-meter hurdles when she Chris Veits’ 1984 record of 16.0 seconds with

Katie Henneman TONASKET Hirst TRACK AND FIELD ROSTERS Meri Nicole Juarez-Aelaya Hayley Larson GIRLS Shyane Lewis

Name Allison Glanzer Mary Naylor Allisa Young Janelle Catone Kasey Nelson Jenna Valentine Jaden Vugteveen Rose Walts Bonnie Siegfried Chelsea Vasquez Madyson Clark

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Logan Thompson Alycia Tibbs Morgan Tyus Alina Vlahovich Camille Wilson Name Ethan Bensing Smith Condon David Curtis

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We wish our North County athletes the best of luck!

a time of 15.71. She also broke Brittany Lindhe’s 1992 record in the triple jump by a foot with a leap of 35-5, finishing in sixth place and besting her own previous jumps by a foot and four inches. Bensing, a senior, also competed in the triple jump at State, soaring 41-4.75 into the air. Rylie, a junior, competed in the 400 at State, breaking his personal best record by finishing in 52.73 seconds. Chad Edwards Colt Hatch Keeton Hoines Luis Casarrubias Ryan Rylie Matis Sitar Vance Frazier Hunter Swanson Zach Clark Justin McDonald Riley Morris Zeke Silverthorn Samuel Strandberg

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Head coach: Bob Thornton Assistant coach: Chad Portwood.

2B Standards

At Regionals last year, senior Alissa Young threw the javelin 14 feet further than her previous personal best with a launch of 97-6. Another personal-best-buster last season was Lloyd Temby, who bested his triple jump record by six feet to qualify for Regionals, then beat that by another 14 inches to take 10th at Regionals. Temby is a sophomore this year. Jaden Vugteveen, a junior, qualified last year as an alternate for the state-qualifying relay by pulling a personal-best of 7-6 in the pole vault. Senior Dallas Tyus won the Caribou Trail League title in the triple jump at the CTL finals with a jump of 36-6.5. At the beginning of the season last year, Coach Thornton was quoted as saying, “The new goal is to have everyone set new PRs at the end of the season.” Clearly his athletes took him seriously.

The top two athletes in each event at District 5/6 regional meet qualify for state (some events may have additional qualifiers). However, any athlete may qualify regardless of placing if they meet the qualifying standards listed below (which are updated for 2014). 2B BOYS Event FAT 100 Dash 11.64 200 Dash 23.26 400 Dash 51.45 800 Run 2:01.05 1600 Run 4:34.08 3200 Run 10:00.20 110 Hurdles 15.85 300 Hurdles 41.22 4x100 Relay 44.95 4x400 Relay 3:32.68 Shot Put 47-9.5 Discus 144-6 Javelin 173-0

Long Jump Triple Jump High Jump Pole Vault

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2B GIRLS Event FAT 100 Dash 13.18 200 Dash 26.62 400 Dash 1:00.46 800 Run 2:25.14 1600 Run 5:51.82 3200 Run 11:49.59 100 Hurdles 16.52 300 Hurdles 47.51 4x100 Relay 52.29 4x200 Relay 1:49.57 4x400 Relay 4:16.12 Shot Put 36-6.5 Discus 114-0 Javelin 119-2 Long Jump 16-7.5 Triple Jump 33-7.7 High Jump 5-1.5 Pole Vault 8-11

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OROVILLE TRACK & FIELD SENIORS Youker

Camacho

Rebuilding season for Oroville Hornet Track and Field BY GARY A. DE VON EDITOR@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM

OROVILLE – The loss of eight state qualifiers from last year has resulted in the need to rebuild the Oroville Track and Field Team, according to head coach Harold Jensen. “This year the Oroville track team will have a rebuilding season. Eight individuals last year that qualified for the state meet have either graduated or have moved from Oroville with their

“This year the Oroville track team will have a rebuilding season. Eight individuals that qualified for the state meet have their graduated or moved from Oroville with their families.” Coach Harold Jensen, Oroville Track & Field

families,” said Jensen. Assisting Jensen this year will be Tony Kindred, coaching the throwing events; Whitney Massart, coaching the hurdles and Justin McGravin, coaching the sprints and jumping events. Jensen says the team will be built around a large number of freshman that have experience from the junior and senior high program. Among the experienced throwers are Dakota Haney,

Gary DeVon/staff photo

Oroville’s track teams include (front row, l-r) Tylynne Watkins, Yessica Nemecio, Havannah Worrell, Emili Divine, Veronica Iniquez, Alexia Garcia (middle) Katherine Egerton, David Iniquez, Mikaela McCoy, Hannah Sauer, Sara Camacho, Bailey Griffin, Dean Davis, Assistant Coach Wittney Massart, (back) Jetta Youker, Caleb Mills, Bradan Baugher, Coach Harold Jensen. Not pictured Tori Kindred, Riley Davidson and Assistant Coaches Tony Kindred and Justin McGravin. Sarai Camacho, Tori Kindred and Alexa Garcia. Other young throwers include Dean Davis, David and Veronica Iniguez. Sprinters, relays, and hurdlers will include Caleb Mills, Seth Miller, Brandon Baugher, Jetta Youker, Katie Egerton, and Mikaela McCoy. Jumpers and pole vaulters include Riley Davidson, Emile Divine, Hannah Sauer, Havannah Worrell, Tylynne Watkins, Bailey Griffin, Katie Egerton, and Yessica Nemecio.

Among the highlights from last year, Oroville’s track and field squad brought home a total of six medals at the WIAA State 2B Track and Field Championships, with the girls squad garnering a ninth place finish. Graduating senior Sierra Speiker led the way by winning state titles in the 3200 and 1600, as well as taking fifth place in the 800. Senior Kaitlyn Grunst came within a heel hitting the bar of

Tonasket & Oroville Track Schedules Date

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Participating Teams

Mar 17, 2015 3:30 PM Bridgeport HS Bridgeport Jamboree Tonasket, Liberty Bell, Wilbur-Creston, Manson, Cascade Christian, Soap Lake, Entiat

Bridgeport,

Mar 21, 2015 11:20 AM Ephrata HS Ray Cross Invitational Bridgeport, Republic, Liberty Bell, Royal, Manson, Umatilla, Ore., Okanogan, Soap Lake, Oroville, St. George’s, Tonaket, Waterville, Omak, Wilbur-Creston, Cascade Ephrata, Stanfield, Ore., Othello Mansfield, Quincy, Odessa-Harrington, Davis Connell, Moses Lake, RiverView, Richland Mar 28, 2015 10:30 AM Colville HS Ezra Gordon Inviational Bridgeport, Cusick, Lake Roosevelt,Republic, Oroville, Selkirk, Tonasket, Wellpinit, Lamanna, Ore, Chewelan, Kettle Falls, Colville, Liberty (Spangle), Freeman, Lind-Ritzville, Lakeside, Mary Walker, Medical Lk, NWC-Colbert, Newport, Reardan, Riverside, Almira-Coulee Hartline, Cheney, Odessa-Hartington, Mt. Spokane, Northport Mar 31, 2015 TBA Omak, Lake Roosevelt, Waterville

Tonasket HS

Quad

Tonasket

Apr 3, 2015 12:00 PM Deer Park HS Deer Park Invitational Lake Roosevelt, Deer Park, Oroville, Freeman, Republic, Newport, Moscow, ID, Riverside, ACH, Stillwater, MT, Cusick, Cavenport, Inchelium,Kettle Falls, Northport, Liberty-Spangle, Odessa-Harrington, Lind-Ritzville, Selkirk,Mary Walker, Valley Christian, NWC Colbert, Wellpinit, Reardan, Chewelah, St. George’s, Colville Apr 14, 2015 TBA Bridgeport HS Brewster Co-Ed Relays Brewster, Manson, Bridgeport, Soap Lake, Liberty Bell, Waterville, Okanogan, Cascade Christian, Tonasket,

having a legitimate shot at the state high jump title, finishing third with leap of 5-0. On the boys’ side, graduating senior Tanner Smith led the way with a third place finish in the 100-meter dash. Smith, who finished eighth at State in 2013, advanced to the finals with a run of 11.57 in the preliminary heat and followed that up with an 11.58 in the finals to finish third. Luke Kindredk, another of last year’s seniors was fifth in the javelin.

OROVILLE TRACK AND FIELD ROSTER GIRLS

Name Saral Camacho Bailey Griffin Yessica Nemecio Emili Divine Katie Egerton Alexa Garcia Veronica Iniguez Tori Kindred Mikaela McCoy Hannah Sauer Tylynne Watkins

Havannah Worrell

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Head coach: Harold Jensen Assistant coaches: Tony Kindred, Whitney Massart, Justin McGravin

Entiat, Omak, Pateros, Thorp-Easton Apr 18, 2015 10:30 AM Quincy HS Clifton Larson Allen meet Brewster, Wahluke, Lake Roosevelt, Lind-Ritzville, Okanogan, Manson, Oroville, Soap Lake,Pateros, Wilbur-Creston, Omak, Ephrata, ACH, Othello, Odessa Harrington, Quincy, Wellpinit, Toppenish, Yakama Nation, Chelan, Cascade, Naches Valley Cashmere, Royal Apr 21, 2015 TBA Okanogan HS Quad Okanogan Tonasket, Soap Lake, Waterville Apr 24, 2015 4:00 PM Cascade HS Rieke Invitational Bridgeport, Bickleton, Lake Roosevelt, ACH, Liberty Bell, Cascade, Manson, Cashmere, Oroville, Chelan, Tonasket, Cle Elum, Omak, Connell, Waterville, Granite Falls, Entiat Apr 28, 2015 TBA Chelan HS Quad Tonasket, Soap Lake, Liberty Bell, Chelan May 2, 2015 11:00 AM Oroville HS Draggoo Financial Invite Brewster, Pateros, Bridgeport, Soap Lake, Lake Roosevelt, Cascade,, Liberty Bell, Mansfield, Okanogan, Entiat, Oroville, ACH, Tonasket, Upper Valley Chr., Omak May 8, 2015 4:00 PM Bridgeport HS Bridgeport Invitational Brewster, Entiat, Bridgeport, Upper Valley Chr, Liberty Bell, Wilson Creek, Okanogan, Mabton, Oroville, Soap Lake, Tonasket, Waterville, Pateros, Wilbur-Creston POST SEASON May 15, 2015 4:00 PM Tonasket HS District 6 North Subdistrict Brewster, Manson Lake, Roosevelt, Okanogan, Liberty Bell, Tonasket May 23, 2015 May 29-30, 2015

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OROVILLE BOYS SOCCER SENIORS Lazano

New coach and completely new strategy BY GARY A DE VON EDITOR@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM

OROVILLE – Tony Flores steps into the head coaching position for the Oroville boys soccer team after two years as the assistant coach. OROVILLE BOYS SOCCER ROSTER Name Leonardo Curiel Ezequiel Delgado Cristian Diaz Mick Fulmer Cesar Lozano Dalton Shaw Dylan Shaw Brian Wise Javier Castillo Daniel Castrejon Emmanuel Castrejon Jesus Churape Aldo Perez Moises Capote Aldo Perez Yohnny Castillo Adolfo Delgado Luis Vasquez Gilberto Delgado Andres Lopez Daniel Sanchez

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Head coach: Tony Flores Assistant Coach: Obi Miranda

Shaw

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Diaz

“I would describe my coaching style as counter attacking with lots of ball control,” said Flores, who is still looking for an assistant coach, although Obi Miranda has been helping the team in the early season. There are 22 plays that have gone out for soccer this year, making it the largest team that Flores says he’s seen play for Orovlle. “I would have to say this is a young team, even with seniors, with two of them being new to the sport,” he said. “Although some of the players are moving up from the youth league

“This is a young team.... I think the first couple games will be a learning process on our formation... we will be working with a couple formations to adjust to our opponents.” Coach Tony Flores Oroville Boys Soccer

they have some learning to do and adapt to my formation that most people don’t use.” The five returning seniors are Cesar Lozano, Cristian Diaz, Brian wise, Ez Delgado and Leo Curies. Flores sees promise in his freshman and in the eighth graders, many of them who have demonstrated speed and

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The Oroville boys soccer team includes (front row, l-r) Cesar Lozano, Dylan Shaw, Micky Fulmer, Ezequiel Delgado, Brian Wise, Dalton Shaw, Cristian Diaz (back row) Tony Flores, Luis Vazquez, Yohnny Castillo, Daniel Castrejon, Aldo Perez, Jesus Churape, Javier Castillo, Moises Capote, Andre Lopez, Alex Nava, Daniel Sanches, Gilberto Delgato, Jesus Lara. Assisting Obi Miranda. ball control. “I think after the first couple games we will be still in a learn-

ing process on our formation. As soon as the team starts playing as I plan them to we will

be fighting for a top spot,” said the coach. “I am changing our strategy completely and will be

working with couple different formations to be able to adjust to our opponents.”

TONASKET BOYS SOCCER Collins replaces Goyette on the soccer field Reynoso

BY KATIE TEACHOUT

Akta

Mendez

Vugteveen

Abrego

Ash

Alvarez

Albright

SENIORS

KATHERINE@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM

TONASKET - Tonasket soccer players are under the direction of new Coach Darren Collins this year, along with Coach Todd Mathews, who has been assisting the team for nine years. The team is 31-players strong. Returning from last year are Carlos Abrego, Elias Abrego, Isaiah Albright, Abran Alvarez, Blake Ash, Omar Calderon, Victor Flores, Cristian Garcia, Christian Herrara Garcia, Javier Hernandez, Bryden Hires, Anthony Luna, Jeffrey Luna, Esgar Mendez, David Ornelas, Cesar Reynoso, Hugo Sanchez, Noe Vasquez and Lucas Vugteveen. The Tigers went 8-6 overall last season, and 6-6 in Caribou Trail League games. Their last game in Tonasket under former coach Jack Goyette was at a 3-3 tie against Quincy before being won with a penalty kick shootout. Goyette gave up the coaching position with a move out of the area. Mathews predicts Brewster and Okanogan will be, as always, tough teams to beat. “Competition in soccer is always tough. The teams have talented players up and down the league,” said Mathews. Asked about the most challenging aspect of coaching the team, Mathews replied, “Having kids understand that a great player is a player who makes their teammates better, and not necessarily the player who scores the most goals.”

TONASKET BOYS SOCCER ROSTER

Name

Gr

Hammit Aktas Elias Abrego Abram Alvarez Blake Ash Cristian Garcia Bryden Hires Esgar Mendez Cesar Reynoso Mpe Vasquez Lucas Vugteveen

12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12

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The Tonasket boys soccer team includes (front row, l-r) Hammit Aktas, Cristian Garcia, Elias Abrego, Hugo Sanchez, Carlos Abrego, (second) Gerardo Castenada, (third) Coach Todd Mathews, Adrik Fry, Rene Ramirez, Javier Hernandez, David Ornelas, Jeffrey Luna, Anthony Luna, Escar Mendez, Jr. Rodriguez, Victor Flores, Bryden Hires, Omar Calderon, Coach Darren Collins, (back) Hector Guevara, Jesus Gonzales, Adreas Rosenkranz, Lucas Vugteveen, Abran Alvarez, Blake Ash, Rycki Cruz, Jose Beltran, Isaiah Albright.

Isaiah Albright Carlos Abrego Omar Calderon Christian Garcia Herrara Anthony Luna Alan Quintero Adreas Rosenkranz Hugo Sanchez Jose Beltran Victor Flores Adrik Fry Jesus Gonzales Javier Hernandez Jeffrey Luna David Ornelas Alex Palomares

12 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10

Jr Rodriguez Teran Rollis Yovany Rosas Geraro Castaneda Rycki Cruz Spencer Gariano Joran Sackman Angel Torres Dominique Wilcox Joel Bravo Ethan Castrejon Issac Gomez Rene Ramirez Head coach: Todd Mathews Assistant Coach Darren Collins

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TONASKET TENNIS Milner returns to coach Tonasket tennis team

SENIORS Frazier

O’Brien

Nelson

Verhasslet

Sackman

BY KATIE TEACHOUT

TONASKET BOYS AND GIRLS TENNIS ROSTERS

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TONASKET - After a first season coaching the Tonasket Tennis Team and sending two athletes to their first-ever State competition last year, professional tennis instructor Mark Milner is back at the courts for the Tigers. Milner runs tennis programs year-round as owner of the North Cascades Athletic Club in Omak. Taking second place at State last year was doubles-team Brian Hendrick and Trevor Terris, who credit Milner with getting them there. “Mark is the one who got us there,” said Terris. “He taught us to be legit double players.” The two played as singles throughout their high school careers other than one doubles attempt at the end of their sophomore season. Hendrick also credited Milner with helping them “put a bit of swagger into our game,” adding, “It feels like all that work finally paid off.” Milner said although he has some less experienced players this year, he’s hoping to develop some state contenders for this year. “And if not this year, for sure next year,” said Milner, who was a state competitor all four years of his high school career at Cashmere High School. Returning to the courts this season are senior Bailey Hirst,

BOYS

Name David Moreno Jordan Hughes Ulukbek Beishekeev Jesse Holan Colton Leep David Moreno Cesar Saldana Seth Smith Joseph Schell Caleb Hardesty Eric Owlsley Adam Steinshouer

Gr 12 11 11 11 11 11 10 10 9 8 8 8

Name Emma Kuusela Aspen Verhazzlet Melanie Christensen Bailey Hirst Kasey Silverthorn Johnna Terris Madison Gariano Kallysta Ray Mandi Wilson Noni Alley

Gr 12 12 11 11 11 10 9 9 9 8

GIRLS

Katie Teachout/staff photo

The Tonasket tennis teams include (front row, l-r) Mandi Wilson, Jensen Sackman, Brooke Nelson, Noni Alley, Bailey Hirst, (middle) Coach Arcelia Carroll, Caleb Hardesty, Eric Owlsley, Tim Frazier, Aspen Verhasslet, Johnna Terris, Shelby Gilreath, Jordan Hughes, Coach Mark Milner, (back) Kasey Silverthorn, Cesar Saldana, Morgan O’Brien, Seth Smith. junior Cesar Saldana and freshman David Moreno. Also returning to the courts for her second season assisting Milner is Arcelia Carroll. After growing up in a small town in

Mexico where she didn’t get the opportunity to play tennis, Carroll was introduced to the sport through a group of women at the North Cascade Athletic Club.

“They taught me the basic rules and ever since I’ve loved this sport,” said Carroll. “Working with Mark has given me the confidence to work with the students. I love coaching tennis because it

gives me the opportunity to interact with my students at a different level. I get to encourage the players and teach them that as long as they keep practicing and enjoying the game, they will continue tole-

Head coach: Mark Milner Assistant coach: Arcelia Carroll

arn and improve each day.” Milner predicts both the Okanogan boys’ and girls’ teams to be the Tigers’ strongest competition this year.

OROVILLE TENNIS Making a run at state participation

SENIORS Sarmiento said. “First year players Ryan Marcolin and Elijah Burnell are showing some early promise.” “I would like to give a shout out to the Oroville Booster Club who recently purchased us a ball machine which is going to be vital to helping the veterans hone their skills and the new players get vital repetition,” he said “I see there being a good chance that Oroville tennis has a state participant this year. That is our goal.”

BY GARY A. DE VON EDITOR@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM

OROVILLE – While the Hornets take to the courts with some experience this year, Coach Billie Monroe hopes to some of his district veterans will make a run at state this year. He says he is building on the last two years and hopes to continue that progress. There are ten boys and just five girls, making boys team larger than Coach Monroe average and the girls team smaller, according to Monroe, who is entering his third season in the head coaching position. “We’ve got a mixture of experience... my top three boys are solid and should compete with anyone in the league,” Monroe said. He returns only one senior this year, Joe Sarmiento, but he and Nathan Hugus were number two seeds at districts last year. “I expect them to make a run at state and Conner Bocook should make some noise in singles,” he

OROVILLE BOYS AND GIRLS TENNIS ROSTERS BOYS

Name Joseph Sarmiento Connor BoCook Nathan Hugus John Marquiss

GIRLS

Name Lily Hilderbrand Adriana Silva Zoe Whittaker Jameson Lillie Gronlund Lena Fuchs Gary DeVon/staff photo

Oroville’s tennis team includes (front row, l-r) Nick Hugus, Andrew Del Rosario, Elijah Burnell, Drake Fox, Lena Fuchs, Lillie Gronlund, (middle) Bryce Oliver, Jaxon Blackler, Blaine Weaver, Mikayla Scott, Lily Hilderbrand, Robert Sattelberg, Jeffrey Rounds, Ryan Scott, (back) Bonnie Roley, Ryan Marcolin, Logan Mills, Conner Boccok, Joseph Sarmiento, Nathan Hugus, Charlie Arrigoni.

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OROVILLE GOLF

Oroville golfers looking at another shot at state BY GARY A. DE VON EDITOR@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM

OROVILLE - Oroville’s duffers hit the links with 14 golfers this year, about a normal size team, according to DeHaven Hill, now in his 18th year as head coach.

Hilderbrand

SENIORS

“These players have their sights set on going back to state

OROVILLE GOLF ROSTERS BOYS

Coach DeHaven Hill Oroville High School Golf

Assisted by Coach Ed Booker, the Hornets have ten boys, including one from Tonasket, and four girls turning out. They return one senior, Kyle Scott and four others, Bryce Glover, Jordyn Smith and Cayden Field (Tonasket) who went to the state tournament last year. Smith finished ninth at state. “These players have their sights set on going back to the state tournament and doing better than last year,” said Hill. “I’m looking forward to another good

Gary DeVon/staff photo

Oroville’s Golf team includes (l-r) Bryce Glover, Jaxon Blackler, Blaine Weaver, coach DeHaven Hill, Mikayla Scott, Lily Hilderbrand, assistant coach Ed Booker, Bobbie Sattelberg, Jeff Rounds and Ryan Scott.

Date Sat, Mar 21 Sat, Mar 21 Sat, Mar 28 Sat, Mar 28 Tue, Apr 7 Tue, Apr 14 Sat, Apr 18 Sat, Apr 18 Tue, Apr 28 Tue, Apr 28 Thu, Apr 30 Thu, Apr 30 Sat, May 2 Sat, May 2 Tue, May 5 Tue, May 5

OROVILLE SOFTBALL Date Sat, Mar 21 Sat, Mar 21 Sat, Mar 28 Sat, Mar 28 Tue, Apr 7 Tue, Apr 14 Sat, Apr 18 Sat, Apr 18 Thu, Apr 30 Thu, Apr 30 Sat, May 2 Sat, May 2 Sat, May 9 Sat, May 9 Tue, May 12 Tue, May 12

OROVILLE SOCCER Date Tue, Mar 17 Tue, Mar 24 Thu, Mar 26 Tue, Mar 31 Thu, Apr 2 Tue, Apr 14 Thu, Apr 16 Thu, Apr 23 Sat, Apr 25 Tue, Apr 28 Thu, Apr 30

Gr 12 11 11 10 10 10 10 9 9 9 9

Name Lily Hilderbrand Mkaytla Scott Jennifer Vasquez

Gr 12 11 10

GIRLS

year from our golfers.” It’s a mixture of experience golfers, second year golfers and beginners, according to Coach Hill.

“Our other boys will be working hard to make our varsity and do well at districts. Our other three girls are working on getting better to do well at districts

and trying to qualify for state,” said the coach. In addition to meeting last year’s opponents on the links, the North Central Washington

2B has two new teams in the league. With the addition of Warden and Okanogan “the competition should be good this year,” said Hill.

Head coach: DeHaven Hill Assistant coach: Ed Booker

2015 SCHEDULES

Oroville Hornets OROVILLE BASEBALL

Name Kyle Scott Blake Rise Blane Weaver Jaxon Blackler Bryce Glover Bobby Sattelberg Jordyn Smith Hunter Gallant Gordon McCauley Jeffrey Rounds Ryan Scott

Tue, May 5 Nov 1 - Nov 8 Nov 13 - Nov 22 Stadium

Opponent Liberty Bell Liberty Bell Lk. Roosevelt Lk. Roosevelt Manson Manson Pateros Pateros Okanogan Okanogan Brewster Brewster Tonasket Tonasket Bridgeport Bridgeport

Time 11 a.m. 1 p.m. 11 a.m. 1 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 11 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 6 p.m. 11 a.m. 1 p.m. 3 p.m. 5 p.m.

Location Home Home Away Away Home Away Home Home Away Away Away Away Home Home Home Home

Opponent Liberty Bell Liberty Bell Lk. Roosevelt Lk. Roosevelt Manson Manson Pateros Pateros Brewster Brewster Tonasket Tonasket Okanogan Okanogan Bridgeport Bridgeport

Time 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.

Location Home Home Away Away Home Away Away Away Away Away Home Home Home Home Home Home

Opponent Tonasket Liberty Bell Manson Okanogan Brewster Bridgeport Tonasket Liberty Bell Bridgeport Manson Okanogan

Time 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 11:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m.

Location Away Home Away Home Away Away Home Away Home Home Away

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OROVILLE TENNIS Date Tue, Mar 24 Thu, Mar 26 Tue, Apr 14 Thu, Apr 16 Tue, Apr 21 Tue, Apr 28 Thu, Apr 30 Tue, May 5 Thu, May 7 Tue, May 12

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Opponent Omak Liberty Bell Liberty Bell Pateros Entiat Okanogan White Swan Tonasket Lk. Roosevelt Wilson Creek

Time 4:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m.

Home District at State at Sunset Chev. Location Home Away Home Away Home Away Home Away Home Away

Tonasket Tigers TONASKET BASEBALL Date Sat, Mar 21 Sat, Mar 21 Wed, Mar 25 Sat, Mar 28 Sat, Mar 28 Tue, Mar 31 Thu, Apr 2 Sat, Apr 4 Sat, Apr 4 Tue, Apr 14 Sat, Apr 18 Sat, Apr 18 Tue, Apr 21 Fri, Apr 24 Wed, Apr 29 Wed, Apr 29 Sat, May 2 Sat, May 2 Tue, May 5 Tue, May 5

TONASKET SOFTBALL Date Tue, Mar 17 Sat, Mar 21 Sat, Mar 21 Wed, Mar 25 Sat, Mar 28 Sat, Mar 28 Thu, Apr 2 Sat, Apr 4

Opponent Brewster Brewster Omak Republic Republic Omak Liberty Bell Okanogan Okanogan Liberty Bell Manson Manson Pateros Pateros Bridgeport Bridgeport Oroville Oroville Lk Roosevelt Lk Roosevelt

Time 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 4:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 4:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 4:30 a.m. 3:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.

Location Home Home Home Away Away Away Home Home Home Away Home Home Away Home Home Home Away Away Away Away

Opponent Omak Brewster Brewster Omak Republic Republic Liberty Bell Okanogan

Time 4:00 p.m. 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 4:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m.

Location Away Home Home Home Away Away Home Away

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Away Away Home Home Away Away

Opponent Oroville Liberty Bell Manson Okanogan Omak Brewster Bridgeport Chelan Cashmere Oroville Liberty Bell Manson Omak Okanogan Brewster Bridgeport

Time 4:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 11:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 11:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 11:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m.

Location Home Home Home Away Home Home Away Away Home Away Away Away Away Home Away Home

Opponent Cascade Chelan Omak Cascade Okanogan Cashmere Lk Roosevelt Omak Wilson Creek Liberty Bell Pateros Entiat White Swan Oroville Okanogan Chelan

Time 4:00 p.m. 11:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 11:00 a.m . 4:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 1:00 PM

Location Home Home Home Away Home Home Away Away Home Away Home Away Home Home Away Away

TONASKET SOCCER Date Tue, Mar 17 Thu, Mar 19 Tue, Mar 24 Thu, Mar 26 Sat, Mar 28 Tue, Mar 31 Thu, Apr 2 Sat, Apr 4 Tue, Apr 14 Thu, Apr 16 Tue, Apr 21 Thu, Apr 23 Sat, Apr 25 Tue, Apr 28 Thu, Apr 30 Tue, May 5

TONASKET TENNIS Date Thu, Mar 19 Sat, Mar 21 Sat, Mar 28 Tue, Mar 31 Thu, Apr 2 Tue, Apr 14 Thu, Apr 16 Sat, Apr 18 Tue, Apr 21 Thu, Apr 23 Tue, Apr 28 Thu, Apr 30 Sat, May 2 Tue, May 5 Thu, May 7 Sat, May 9

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