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County Commissioners meeting to consider adoption of revised program on June 9 BY GARY A. DE VON EDITOR@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM

OKANOGAN – The Okanogan County Commissioners have scheduled a public hearing on Tuesday, June 9 at 3 p.m. to consider adopting the revised Okanogan County Regional Shoreline Master Program. In its present form the revised Regional Shoreline Master Program has raised the concern of the Lake Osoyoos Association (LOA) because it does not lay out rules that would prevent very large docks on the lake that would “take up prime water skiing” areas and affect other boating and swimming. “There have been no new proposals regarding docks in the county, so there still exists the option of a variance to build a dock greater than 80 feet,” writes Ford Waterstrat with the LOA, in a call to action sent to members and other interested parties. Current zoning reads, according to the Lake Osoyoos Association: “O. All residential moorage facilities shall be subject to the following standards: 4. The length of any dock shall be the minimum necessary to accomplish moorage for the intended boating use and shall be only long enough to accomplish moorage for one boat for each residence served. A dock over 480 square feet or 80 feet in length is allowed only by Variance in all shoreline designations.” The LOA has presented their position to the Okanogan County Shoreline Advisory Group: The Lake Osoyoos Association would like to make the following recommendations for dock placement on Lake Osoyoos, Okanogan County.

Quill Hyde’s Acavello Carousel took Queen’s Choice in the 80th Annual Founders Day Parade Saturday, May 30. Hyde said the carousel took thousands of volunteer hours and thousands of volunteer dollars to create. “It was so much work, but it was so much fun,” said Hyde. To see the carousel in full glory, visit Bullfighter Ryan Wilson took a short flight during the 81st Annual Founders Day Rodeo, landing unscathed. Not all rodeo performers were so lucky this year. For more see pages A2, A3, B1 and B2.

1. All docks shall be “seasonal” i.e. removable from the lake in the off season. 2. All existing piers, docks, floats and waterski courses are grandfathered as existing. 3. New docks or piers shall not extend farther from the OHWM than the distance necessary for reasonable access, not to exceed 50 feet from the OHWM or a maximum of 4 feet water depth at the water-ward end of the dock or pier, whichever comes first. Sufficient water depth for reasonable access shall be a minimum depth of three feet. 4. Docks or pier may not exceed four feet in width 5. A “T” or an “L” at the end of the dock shall not exceed 50 percent of the lot property waterline at the high watermark (or the upland property line adjacent to the lake.) 6. A single dock shall not have more than two (2) boat lifts 7. No covered pier, covered moorage, covered float or other covered structure is permitted water-ward of the ordinary high water mark, except that submerged, free standing mechanical boat lifts associated with single-family residential piers and recreational watercraft may be covered with a canopy, provided: a) No canopy shall be more than 25 feet in length or wider than 15 feet; No portion of the canopy shall exceed the height of 10 feet above the Ordinary High Water Line (OHWL); c) The canopy shall at no time have any side partly or wholly


NVH welcomes new CEO Zwicker



TONASKET - Mike Zwicker received a warm welcome at last Thursday’s North Valley Hospital’s (NVH) Board of Commissioner’s meeting. He thanked everyone for giving him the opportunity to serve as CEO, and said the experience was both humbling and very exciting. “What drew me here was the culture of the organization; everyone’s behavior here is very exceptional and I am looking forward to working with the team,” Zwicker said, adding, “I am very proud to be a part of this organization.” Zwicker had been serving as CEO of Wheatland Memorial Healthcare, a Critical Access Hospital (CAH) in Harlowtown, Mont. Harlowtown has the same population as Tonasket, but without a major road through it, it’s much more rural than here, according to Zwicker. Located about 100 miles north of Billings, the closest hospitals were 50 miles in any direction. And although Wheatland is a 25-bed CAH like NVH, it doesn’t have surgery, obstetrics or a nursing home like NVH does. Zwicker said he was looking forward to opportunities the Extended Living facility would provide to “explore and enhance the quality

already provided by staff.” attention so far is “Nursing home reimBefore going into administration, bursement, and networking throughout Zwicker worked as a respiratory therapist Washington with other administrators for 26 years at the Billings Clinic; not as a and seeing if their rates are different. rehab technician as the Okanogan Valley That’s what has been brought to light Gazette-Tribune reported in the May 21 for me.” issue. Zwicker said he “Eight of the 26 was looking foryears as a respiratory ward to attending a “What drew me here therapist were spent conference put on as manager over the was the culture of the by the Washington pulmonary services Rural Health Access organization; everylines, and from there Preservation Initiative I went on to receive one’s behavior here is and the Department of my MBA,” said Health in Wenatchee very exceptional. I’m Zwicker. “I received later this month that exposure under the would present inforlooking forward to affiliated CAHs under mation on how to seek the Billings Clinic’s working with the team.” reimbursement. Mike Zwicker, CEO umbrella, and that’s “I am looking at North Valley Hospital District what exposed me any and all opportuto administration.” nities to attend these Zwicker got his MBA meetings,” he said. “It’s from the University of Mary out of important to be proactive instead of Bismark, North Dakota, which is also reactive.” where he got his bachelor’s degree. Zwicker said the greatest rewards he Sitting behind his desk his first day looks forward to in his new job are on the job Friday, May 29, Zwicker said “Working with a great team of profeshe didn’t yet know what the biggest sionals, from the board to senior leaderchallenges of his new job would be, but ship, to managers, to staff, to providers; the number one concern brought to his and assisting the organization in provid-

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North Valley Hospital’s new CEO Mike Zwicker is greeted by (left to right) Board of Directors member Clarice Nelson, Extended Care retired nurse Karen Schimpf and Selection Committee member Monte Smith, Thursday, May 28, 2015. ing quality patient care and customer satisfaction---being a part of that.”

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Leading the 80th Annual Founders Day Parade Saturday, May 30, was Tonasket’s American Legion. Navy Veteran Ted Vasilieff, seen above on left carrying the rifle, had this to say afterward: “One of the most poignant things for me was people coming up to me and shaking my hand and saying, ‘Thank you.’ It’s so important to me that people do that every year. I get so choked up I can’t even say ‘Thank you’ back. When we came back, we didn’t get thanked. The first time I got thanked was thirty years later, and it was here in this town.”

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Tolo Queen, Prom Queen and Tonasket City Council candidate Jensen Sachman, a senior at Tonasket High School, rides the hoop in front of the Hydemade Acavello Carousel.

Judges Choice: Acavello Queens Choice: Oroville May Day Royalty, 2nd place Sweet Potato Queens, 3rd place Acavello Business: Eden Valley Guest Ranch, 2nd place Ranch Hand Grilles, 3rd place Okanogan Highland Bison Ranch Classic cars: Bel Air #80138, 2nd place 1929 Ford Roadster Plus #1063 3rd place GMC pick up #39911 Float: Oroville May Day, 2nd place Acavello, 3rd place Sweet Potato Queens Queens/Horses: Okanogan County Fair Lexie Howell, 2nd place Methow Valley Rodeo Queen Makala Fox, 3rd place Miss Tonasket Rodeo Queen Sarah Quinlan Novelty: Al Katiff Shriners, 2nd Place Boy Scouts of America Troop #21, 3rd place FFA tractors

An antique John Deere tractor and an Oliver Row Crop 70 cruise Whitcomb Ave during the 80th Annual Founders Day Parade.

The Oroville May Day Royalty Community Float took first in both Queens Choice and the Float categories. Riding the float were the May Day Queen Ellamae Burnell and her princesses, Faith Martin and Mikayla Scott.

Tonasket Chamber of Commerce President Julie Alley presents 2015 Grand Marshals Ray and Victoria Attwood with a plague containing a portrait of the couple by Denison Photography. The Attwoods were chaufferred by Lee Orr in a Model A Ford owned by Ken McLean.

The Tonasket High School Marching Band kept the crowd mesmerized as they marched into a pinwheel formation led by drum major Kahlil Butler. Spectators complimented music teacher Mariliz Romano on her work with the band.

Waving at Smokey the Bear is 15-month old Nova Ramirez, held by Cory Widmer.

Sister city Princeton’s Rodeo Queen Brittany Shopshire hands the mike back to Bud McSpadden after greeting Tonasket parade goers.

A ice cream vendor made the streets more colorful and childrens smiles wider with a bright selection of character balloons and frozen treats.

Troop #21 Boy Scouts of America took second place in Novelty.

Tonasket’s sixth grade band put on a fine show for the crowd.

The Randy Battle Bluz Band was “Rockin’ the Okanogan” as they cruised through town.




Todd Mathews (above left) has been teaching guitar to 3rd grader Jaycie Richey and 4th grader Jacie Deebach (below left) for only a year, but the two singers confidently got onstage at the Founders Day festivities. “They’re just amazing,” said Mathews. I would have been scared to death.”

Zion and Amber Tillman join Cheri Wahl for an afternoon dance in the sun during North Half’s performance. The Street Dance went on into the night, with the Outer Space Blues Band keeping the dance floor hopping until 11 p.m.

Bud McSpadden and Melanie Phillips twirl to the sounds of North Half. Jacie Deebach sings “Please Don’t Take My Sunshine Away.”

Gina Garcia of The People for Medical Cannabis in Washington State answers questions for voters as she gathers signatures on Initiative I-1372, Referendum 76 and Initiative Measure 739.

Vendor Row on Third Street provided welcome shade after the parade. Snowcones served with a smile after the Founders Day parade were a special treat for anyone seeking relief from the heat.


The Oroville May Festival Committee would like to thank our sponsors: Oroville Building Supply Upper Valley Disposal Confluence Health Kinross Oroville Reman & Reload Gebbers Farms Gold Digger Apples, Inc. The Camaray Motel Stateside Office Services Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune Veranda Beach Umpqua Bank Akins Harvest Foods Oroville Dental Center Lawrence Construction 76 Quick Mart American Legion Wells Fargo Bank Berghs Funeral Service Les Schwab / NAPA Oroville Pharmacy Frontier Foods Oroville Transit Inc. Discount Fireworks Hughes Inc. Paul’s Service Hornet’s Nest Johnny’s Body Shop Beanblossom Backhoe Service The Oroville Masonic Lodge Trino’s Restaurant Sandalia Beach Resort Oroville Golf Club Double ‘A’ Logging

CWJ Orchards / Craig & Kathy Jones Rowton Ranches Silvernail Homes Esther Bricques Winery & Vineyard, LLC. North Country Warehousing Oroville Trading Post Zosel Lumber Company The Prince Family Appleway Video & Gifts Oroville Fitness Center U.S. Stone Betta’s Services Thompson Bees Mark Hancock Hometown Pizza & Bakery Tibbs Septic SVC & Portable Toilets Sheila’s Shoppe Java Junkie Community Auto Repair America’s Family Grill ________________ Also: Ken Neal Frank Grunert Aya Cruspero City of Oroville Gary Bull & Crew Katie Peterson Oroville United Methodist Church Ladies Bev Buckmiller Ruth LaFrance Deanna Dell Leah Oman Autumn Martin & May Pole Dancers

Thank you to the many volunteers & organizations that helped to make this May Day Celebration a success. We would like to extend a Special Thank You to Tedi Fletcher and Linda Schwilke for the many years of service volunteering and taking on any and all tasks needed to keep May Day happening from year to year. Your talents and knowledge will be missed. Thank you, The Oroville May Festival Committee

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NEWS Boy Scout creates new sign O’Halloran urges for Chief Tonasket Park board to stay on top of changes taking place BY KATIE TEACHOUT


TONASKET - Dallin Good appeared before the Tonasket City Council May 26, to report on a sign-making endeavor he undertook as an Eagle Scout project. Good, a junior at Tonasket High School, made two signs and installed them at Chief Tonasket Park demonstrating where soccer and baseball fields are located. “I tried to pick bright colors, so people can’t miss them, and put them in locations easy to find,” said Good. Knowing the park is in flux, Good used wood cut-outs representing different fields that can be unscrewed in case the fields get moved. Good, who is with Troop 27 out of Oroville, said he thought the signs turned out better than he expected, and that he learned a lot about leadership in the process; as well as dedication. “It takes a lot of effort; espe-


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Dallin Good created signs to demonstrate where different fields are located in Chief Tonasket Park. cially with school, sports and seminary going on,” Good said. Building Official/Fire Marshall/Permit Administrator Christian Johnson complimented Good on finishing up the project. “It’s very commendable to see it all the way through,” he said. Mayor Patrick Plumb thanked

Good for the work on behalf of the city. Good said although he was technically finished with the project as required for his Eagle Scout accreditation, he still hopes to put a roof over the signs and add an X marking the spot where the viewer is standing.

SHORELINE | FROM A1 enclosed; d) The highest portion of the canopy shall be located below the topographical grade of existing homes on surrounding properties; e) Canopies shall be made out of canvas or other such nontoxic materials; f) Canopies shall be of a solid color and should be of a shade which is non-obtrusive; [See King County.] 8. Sitting of the dock shall be undertaken in a manner that: a) is consistent with the orientation of neighboring docks; b) is sensitive to views and other impacts on neighbors; c) avoids impacts on access to existing docks and adjacent properties. 9. Floats shall be limited to the following: a) 1 float per shoreline lot; b) No portion of the float shall be placed

more than 60 feet from the OHWM or in a maximum water depth of 7 feet, whichever occurs first; c) No float shall have more than 80 square feet of surface are COMMUNITY DOCKS: Community docks will follow all the guidelines and bylaws of residential users, including the following: Community docks and piers shall include no more than one (1) permanent moorage space per dwelling unit or lot. Guest moorage shall be allowed on a case by case basis. (Chelan.) Common use floats will be limited to one per multifamily development. If the commissioners adopt the proposed Regional Shoreline Master program it will be forwarded to the Department of Ecology for additional public review and adoption on a sched-

ule yet to be determined. The hearing will be conducted in the Commissioners Hearing Room in the Virginia Grainger Building at 123 5th Ave North, Okanogan WA 98840.Verbal testimony will be accepted with each speaker restricted to 3 minutes. A persons time may not be assigned to another party. Written comments may be submitted at the hearing or may be mailed to the Commissioner’s Office, 123 5th Ave, North Suite 150, Okanogan, WA 98840. Written comments may also be submitted electronically The document may be downloaded at www.okanogancounty. org/planning, or you can contact Kellie Conn at, kconn@, or 509-4227160 for other options.

TONASKET - It may have been interim CEO Ron O’Halloran’s last day on the job, but he was taking his job seriously, right down to the last minute. O’Halloran presented some words of wisdom at North Valley H o s p i t a l ’s board meeting Thursday, May 28; Ron O’Halloran where they welcomed the new CEO and said Thank You for filling in to O’Halloran. His “final words” were to advise the board and the new CEO, Mike Zwicker, to attend an upcoming conference in Wenatchee put on by the Washington State Hospital Association and Washington State Department of Health that will address new methods of payments. “Everyone is concerned about our hospital, including the State and the Feds, who finally realize that compensation is not adequate,” O’Halloran said. “Fourteen rural hospitals have been identified as being on the fringe.” O’Halloran said the state received $65 million to perform pilot studies over a three year period. “If you look around the state, every rural hospital is different, yet we’re all similar in the fact that we are all grasping to figure out how to continue to provide services in our community.” He said the state recognizes that long term care is a drain on Critical Access Hospitals, but also how critical it is to have

them attached. O’Halloran said one concern with the state being involved is that “they have more of a handle on the behavioral and mental health aspects, but we offer physical health services. They will be looking at bundled payments, and if a patient has to go out for other services and then come back, we need to look at making sure we are compensated correctly.” According to O’Halloran, the federal government is talking about all hospitals being under “bundled payments” by 2020. “You want to keep an eye on the terminology and how it will affect the facility,” O’Halloran said. “You have to be an active

“You have to be an active part, not wait to see how it is going to affect us. If we are not there to help them design it, it may not fit our community.” Ron O’Halloran, Interim CEO North Valley Hospital District

part, not wait to see how it is going to affect us. If we are not there to help them design it, it may not fit our community.”

OTHER BUSINESS In other news, the hospital welcomes Erocka Crofoot as the new OB Coordinator. Former Coordiantor Pam Thacker will continue on at NVH as a nurse on the floor in Obstetrics and Acute Care. NVH continues to see an increase in ER patients, ending

April with 328 more patients than were seen over last year. Rehab is reporting increased numbers, and Radiology reports significant increases over the last three years with the MRI trailer on site every Tuesday and every other Wednesday. Swing bed averages were also up quite a bit from last year. “All in all we’ve had quite a busy year. The staff has been working extra hard and deserves to be acknowledged for all their continued hard work,” said Tina Smith, Director of Nursing Services. The VA Clinic held an Open House Friday, May 29, issuing 19 Veteran ID cards, and enrolling six new vets into the clinic. Another open house is planned for the fall. Chief Information Officer Kelly Cariker reported being on track to get EpowerDocs online before the October 1 deadline, when ICD (International Code of Diseases) 10 takes place. “We don’t want doctors to have to do it manually, as 60% more codes than we normally use are being added,” Cariker said. According to Health Information Manager Payge Fries, the old ICD had 13,000 codes and the new one has 68,000. “And those are just diagnostic codes. The procedures codes are even greater numbers,” said Fries. Helen Casey reported $1.988 million cash on hand as of May 28. “It’s looking really good, even though this week we had a $600,000 payroll and accounts payable run,” Casey said. “It’s taken a team, and I am very proud of each one of you.” She said a net income of $620,000 this month was significantly better than what was budgeted.

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Celebrating our natural resource heritage On Friday, June 12, 2015, Kinross Kettle River – Buckhorn will be holding a dedication ceremony for an obelisk that will soon be raised at Slagle Park in Republic. The monument commemorates the number of ounces produced from each deposit in the region owned by Kinross and its subsidiaries. The monument is divided by individual breaks that are representative of the number of contained ounces mined from each deposit, beginning with the Kettle Mine in 1990 and ending with the Buckhorn Mine, currently in production. During this time, over 2,600,000 ounces of gold have been mined from these deposits. The obelisk will stand approximately 21 feet tall. The dedication event is taking place in conjunction with Prospectors’ Days in Republic, which is held every year on the 2nd full weekend in June to celebrate the community’s natural resource heritage. The ceremony will take place on Friday, June 12th at 4:00pm at Slagle Park. The public is invited to attend. We hope that everyone plans to enjoy Prospectors’ Days festivities throughout the weekend, including the Mining Events that will take place on Saturday. For more information about Prospectors’ Days activities, go to or call 509-775-8308.

Workers install an obelisk on Tuesday, May 26 commemorating the gold produced by Kinross in our region. The oblelisk is divided by individual breaks that are representative of the number of contained ounces mined from each deposit: Kettle River 1990 - 2015 2,678,299 ounces

Key Pits 1992 - 1993 129,882 ounces

Buckhorn Mine 2008 - 2015 1,100,000 ounces

Overlook Mine 1990 - 1995 288,995 ounces

K2 Mine 1997 - 2007 488,265 ounces

Kettle Mine 1990 - 1993 63,932 ounces

Lamefoot Mine 1994 - 2001 607,225 ounces




A change for the worse at the P.O.

Anyone who has been to the Oroville Post Office lately should have seen the pieces of paper stuck on the entry doors that talks about new hours for mail collection. The notice’s intention wasn’t very clear so I asked the Postmaster what was meant by the sign. He said the counter would remain open until 4:15 p.m. but mail would no longer go out on the truck at the usual time. In order to send a letter it has to be in the collection box outside or in the mail slot inside by 1:30 p.m., that’s because the truck is leaving hours earlier. None of this is the Postmaster’s doing, it all has to do with money – in order to overcome billions of dollars in debt, the USPS is consolidating distribution centers all over the United States. Our mail will not longer go to Wenatchee to be sorted and sent on it’s way, but now has to go to Spokane, because the Wenatchee distribution center is being shut down. Out of I like the U.S. Post Office, we still have the My Mind best and one of the most affordable mail serGary A. DeVon vices in the world. If you don’t think so, ask a Canadian. You’ll find dozens of them daily at the Oroville P.O. picking up and sending their mail. I’ve been told it’s faster for someone from Osoyoos to send a letter to Osoyoos from Oroville than it is from their hometown. However, all the changes to service are starting to make me wonder if we won’t be in the same boat as our northern neighbors before long. Remember when you could just write Oroville or City on a letter and it would find its way to the right person in your town? I have a cousin in Conconully who used to just write Oroville (not even WA) on cards and letters and they always got to me. Not anymore – and don’t you dare write your post office box address and your street address – that will at the least get a heavy black stroke through the offending street address and at the most get it sent back. Now days you never know how someone is going to ship you something. You order it online and they want a street address for UPS, but not so fast, UPS sometimes partners with USPS and drops your packages off there, especially if they’re small. Or the shipper who asked for a street address for UPS decides to save money and send it through the postal service and well, you don’t have a mailbox so who knows where it will end up. Thank goodness we have postal employees who live and work in our town. You know they’ll find you and make sure your package gets delivered even if it has one of those offensive street addresses on it. I blame a Congress who makes the USPS be run like a private business but insists they have 75 years worth of benefits set aside for it’s workers. They don’t make other businesses do that and in fact many of their rich cronies gladly raid the pension funds of their workers. This insistence on the part of Congress has put the Postal Service deep in debt. If it were really left to run the business like a private business they wouldn’t be in the situation – postage increases would be less often and talk of shutting down services like Saturday delivery would stop. It’s all penny wise and pound foolish, but what do you expect from a Congress that would spend the blood of our service men and women and a $3 Trillion on a war with Iraq based on lies? So, in the old days you could mail a letter and it might reach it’s destination the next day. We will have to wait and see how long it will take now that it has to go to Spokane first. It’s doubtful we will have the same service we used to and that’s sad and bad for business. Oh yes, one last thing, if you miss the deadline, you can always race down to Tonasket, where the collection time is a half hour later because it takes time for the truck to get from here to there.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Time to put kids first in our education plans Dear Editor, We are writing to you to let our community know our concerns with the way our legislature is handling education related issues. Here is an outline of our concerns: It is time to put kids first! We, the educators of Oroville School District, while deciding not to walk out, feel strongly that our legislators need to hear our cry! In many ways, our school system is being attacked and our students are the ones who will lose. We want reliable, predictable and sustainable school funding, the focus on students, and the education profession protected, strengthened, and respected. School funding is always on the chopping block. If it is understood that full funding for comprehensive basic education, thereby meeting the needs of all students (including funding appropriate staffing levels) is paramount, staffing levels would be stable and students would receive the needed help they deserve. Court mandated state support requires full funding for basic education. The local community, in the absence of the legislature providing this funding, has to pick up the funding difference. Our community is paying a big bill to assure class sizes are small. The state should be providing this. Voters passed the initiative 1351 to ensure that students have more access to individual support and educational resources by providing manageable workloads and smaller class sizes.

Lessen the high-stakes nature of state standardized tests. Reduce the number of standardized tests. Every student deserves the right to a high quality public education. Meeting the needs of all students and providing an opportunity for success is first and foremost. Please understand that we serve a diverse population with a wide range of needs. The opportunities for success can be different things for different students. You can’t measure every student’s success in the same way. Our students are being insufferably over-tested! Testing is getting in the way of student learning! A teacher can not teach when testing all the time. We are losing quality educators. Our new teachers are leaving the profession. They are expected to meet so many professional requirements. They pay out money for fees as well as spend more personal/unpaid time to keep their certification. They can’t live off their wages and pay back education loans. Our experienced well trained teachers are not staying because they can leave the hassles of this profession and find better work elsewhere. Now the State of Washington can’t find enough teachers. The word is out: “Don’t go into education. It isn’t worth it!” Only those educators who are positioned in the middle of their career will continue teaching with so much pressure in the work environment, unrealistic expectations, overburdened workloads, in addition to unreasonable educator costs for professional growth opportunities and certification requirements. It is time to put our students first! Please advise your legislators of your concerns on


Every May I wonder how best to advise graduates. I consider what I wish someone had told me a half-century ago. You think like this when you get old. You wish you could save at least some kids from having to learn the costly, hard way as you did sometimes. When I was born, Hitler had two months to live. Dr. Oppenheimer and friends wouldn’t know for another five months whether their split atom weapon would work. I graduated high school six months before Lee Harvey Oswald shot JFK. We wouldn’t put a man Bill Slusher on the moon until I was twenty-four. Yes, children, time does go back that far. I’ve been to war, been a cop, a pilot and a writer, married three times (the last well worth it all), five kids, hospitalized a halfdozen times, twice in Vietnam, considered suicide once. I don’t claim to know it all, young graduates, but I have found these thoughts to be accurate and valuable. May they serve you as well. Question everything, always, including what I tell you. When you let others – most especially college professors – tell you how you must think you have become their female canine. Assume all advice is valuable lest you lead a hard life for no reason, but always ask yourself if a given proffered advice could be wrong and why. Always do your own thinking, for it is you who will pay if you’re wrong. Expect fairness in life and you will die

miserable and delusional, probably before your time. Success, while relative, is a threespoked wheel composed of talent, motivation and luck. Absent any spoke, the wheel won’t turn. Fairness has nothing to do with success, and never will. Government couldn’t change this on its best day and it doesn’t have many of them. Beware politicians who promise fairness, for they cannot deliver. No one can. You play the hand you’re dealt the best way you can when you have to play it. You hope it’s good enough but when it isn’t you pay the price and move on. You never – ever – whine. Whining, and all other self-pity, is toxic to success and happiness. Ever met a successful or happy whiner or one you respected? Me neither. When parents ask me what they should tell their children who announce they want to be writers, I say tell them: That’s wonderful! Follow your destiny! Pursue your dream... right after you graduate from med school! Yes, pursue your dreams, but do it while you make a solid living at whatever pays. Don’t major in feminist philosophy with a minor in labor, then moan because your girlfriend with the computer degree, or the welding skill or the EMT training has multiple job offers and you have... none. Dream, but plan. There is no such thing as a ‘living wage,’ for once it is allegedly provided it’s never enough and more is always whined for. See: ‘whining,’ above. You owe yourself and they for whom you will eventually be responsible to make yourself a valuable enough and rare enough worker to earn higher pay. Improve constantly. Compete. Without compatibility, love fails. Compatibility is not being the same, compatibility is your capacity to be content with the other’s... differentness. If you can retract your

these issues: Senator Brian Dansel:, 115B Irv Newhouse Building, P.O. Box 40412, Olympia, WA 98504. Rep. Joel Kretz:, 335A Legislative Building, PO Box 40600, Olympia, WA 98504-0600. Rep. Shelly Short:, 427A Legislative Building, PO Box 40600, Olympia, WA 98504-0600. Sincerely, Brigette Acord, Daphne Booker, Ed Booker, Lisa Bourn, Jessica Budzak, Jennifer Burgard, Miguel Carrera, Jennifer Clark, Linda Colvin, Steve Colvin, Dennis Curdie, Michael Detering, Steffi Fuchs, Amy Harris, Cori Hildebrand, DeHaven Hill, Tam Hutchinson, Chris Jensen, Harold Jensen, Denise Jewett, Evangelina Johnson, Lynn Johnson, Heather Kelly, Carla Kerns, Tony Kindred, Shelly Martin, Sarah Marlow, Kristi McKinney, Crystal Milholland, Cyley Moser, Jan Ottman, Laara Peters, Chuck Ricevuto, Jaime Santana, Sharron Scott, Jodi Shirley, Nathan Shirley, Pat Smith, Shannon Smith, Susan Smith, Eric Stiles, Jay Thacker, Julie Tyus, Donita VanWoert.

love, it was never love, yet, there is no such thing as the only one for you. If they’ve done you wrong, wish them well and mean it, then move on and don’t look back. You won’t be alone. Others of quality are out there desperately looking for you. Think with your brain, love with your heart, do sex with the rest of your body, and don’t... ever... get those assigned functions mixed up. Tell your child to do only what is best for them, but tell them only once, then gently compel them to comply. Else you train them to ignore you and you forfeit your ability to guide them. That can get them killed or jailed. Never tell anyone – anyone – to do anything you cannot legally and physically force them to do or they will defy you and withdraw their respect. There is nothing so valuable, or as hard to retrieve, as respect. You are likely to live well into your 70s. You will want and need to live comfortably then. Government cannot do this for you either. Spend at least five minutes of every day you draw breath planning carefully for where you will be decades from now. See an investment counselor now, for youth, not wealth, is your greatest investment weapon. Do what they tell you, and you can avoid the one thing worse than being young and poor... which is being old and poor. Good luck, graduates! Never forget who runs your life. Now get out there and run it! William Slusher’s latest novel is a political comedy available from Amazon, called CASCADE CHAOS or How Not To Put Your Grizzly In The Statehouse. Mr. Slusher may be insulted and complained to




Saying ‘so long’ to Bob and Mary Seamans A new month, a new beginning! Of what you might ask. I don’t know exactly, but surely something will come along. A nice gathering of about 50 friends met at the Catholic Church fellowship room last Tuesday evening, honoring Mary (King) and Bob Seamans as they leave our midst to move to be near family who will be there for assistance, when needed. It was a fantastic send off and cooks had outdone themselves preparing great foods for the potluck dinner. Seaman’s will be missed for their friendship and especially for all the volunteer work they did at the Catholic

Church, the Borderlands Historical Society Museum, and the food bank. All of which was much appreciated by all the accolades shown them. We hope they will be back May Day to provide the scrumptious home made ice cream, at the Depot Museum. A bird feeder for the beautiful yellow finches is a nice thing to have. But someone needs to teach them some manners. They fight over the seeds and there is plenty to go around, but they spend more time fighting than they do eating. My Thursday pinochle group voted to have our next games at Wannacut Lake,

which we do annually. It’s a beautiful Seattle, is hospitalized from serious spot and lunch is always good, too. stroke symptoms. Her mom, Vivian, A graveside service will be held for recently moved to Vashon Island, makFred York, next Saturday, June 6, at 11 ing her home with another daughter, a.m. at Riverview Cemetery. Joannie Raymond. Fred and Gwen had been long We have been having some time Oroville residents and stormy weather, with thunder sincere condolences go out to and lightning, like I encounthe families of Fred. tered when growing up in Last Saturday was a big day Missouri and it took a long in Tonasket as they had their time for me to be convinced annual parade and rodeo and that the noise wasn’t the lots of other fun stuff was deadly culprit. I was always happening. How nice that afraid of the thunder, but of the residents of the Extended course was taught differently, Care Facility, that are able, are as I matured. I still have to moved outside so they can THIS & THAT think about that, and I dislike Joyce Emry view the parade. very much, either thunder or Former pastor at The lightning. Must be the climate United Methodist Church, change that is causing all the Karen Davis, is retiring from the minis- disruptions. try and will be returning to their former A drive out to our local cemetery, home in the Aberdeen-Hoquiam area. which by the way was looking extremely Our niece, Luanne (Emry) Billings, well kept, took us past a lot of cherry



We will be having our famous pancake breakfast again the second Saturday, June 13 from 8 to 10 a.m. Don’t forget to give your “school days” picture to Betty Steg for display. Sign up for computer classes: Signup sheets, and times, are in the lunch room. The ice maker was on the fritz. We laid our hands on it, Then, Jim laid the screw driver on it, and now it works. Our lineup of speakers and

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Church seeking memories

Tonasket Community Church celebrating 100 years SUBMITTED BY HELEN CASEY TONASKET COMMUNITY CHURCH

TONASKET – The Tonasket Community Church is celebrating its 100th anniversary and is

seeking for memories and pictures. Ralph and Emma Pheasant had each grown up in families that had close church affiliations and it was natural for them to form a church in Tonasket, according to church history. Around 1913-14 a parsonage was built to house a Congregational minister and to hol Sunday services in the basement. When the size of the congregation (in about 1917) got too large for the basement, church services

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The family of Melvin “Meb” Verbeck would like to thank everyone for the cards, food, memorials and flowers. Thank you to Pastors Rod Brown, John Jenkins, the church ladies, American Legion and Berghs Funeral Service for the “Celebration of Life” service. Your kindness will not be forgotten.

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were moved to the schoolhouse. It was during this time that plans were made for the building of the Tonasket Community Church. The land, above Old National Bank, on the corner of Fourth Street and Tonasket Avenue was donated by Tonasket banker Arthur Lund. Most of the labor to build the church was donated over a period of several years in to the early 1920s. The new church was finance dby a grant of $2500 and a loan of $5000 from the Congregational Church Conferance. There were many money making projects over the next few years to help pay off the mortgage. An example of which is the Ladies Aid serving dinners twice a day for three day periods during fair time in 1922 and 1923. The Pheasants raised their three sons and continued to give their support for the rest of their lives. The Pheasant name is still on the active church rolls in what is now known in the community as the Tonasket Community Church with the United Church of Christ affiliation. If you have memories or photos you’d like to share, mail them to Tonasket Community Church P. O. Box 371 Tonasket, WA 98855.

National Trails Day events are planned for June 6 SUBMITTED BY JOSEPH ENZENSBERGER PNTA – OROVILLE CHAPTER

In conjunction with National Trails Day, the Oroville Chapter of the Pacific Northwest Trail Association is planning some group activities for Saturday, June 6th. Beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday morning there will be a trail crew working on the lower three miles of the Whistler Canyon Trail.


We finished out last week with sunshine, thunder and lightning and rain. The rain washed everything down and made it smell good and look good. Now, you are asking what is next for our Hilltop? Well, on

trees, that are loaded with fruit and some are quite red, already. The community is saddened at the passing of Ron Lesamiz, who suffered a severe stroke last week, was flown to a Spokane hospital, where he later passed away. Condolences are indeed in order for his wife, Frances, and to the family and many friends he leaves behind. At this time I do not have a date of arrangements. It is good to see Ken Ripley out and about after his ordeal with shoeing his horse. He is still using a walker but doing very nicely. The hanging baskets decorating Main street are becoming very colorful and more beautiful. Graduation in Oroville High School will be June 13 at 2 p.m. Don’t envy anybody. Every person has something no other person has. Develop that one thing and make it outstanding. ‘Til next week.

OROVILLE SENIOR NEWS events for June are: June 9, Lynnett Gahringer, Medstar,11 a.m.; June 16, business meeting, 11 a.m.; June 23, Bergh funeral Home, Gary Bergh/Scott, 11 a.m.; June 30, Vickie Everheart/ Montigue Farms wool, 11 a.m. Mark your calendars. Senior Center lunches next week are: Tuesday, Salisbury steak;Thursday, Country Fried Steak; Friday, Potato and Sausage Casserole. Suggested donation is $3.50, or $8 for those who are under 60 years, or those who feel that they can give more to support a worthwhile program.

PNTA NEWS We will be building water diversion bars on a section of the trail subject to erosion and a dry stacked stone wall where it is needed further up the Whistler Canyon Trail. Bring work gloves, water and snacks. Tools will be provided. Later in the day, at 4 pm there will be a group bike ride from the Oroville Trail Head at the west end of Kernan Road up to Enloe Dam and back. The total distance

HILLTOP COMMENTS Saturday, June 20,the 20th Annual Molson Mid Summer Festival will get underway with a Pancake Breakfast at 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. for $8. Starting at 9 a.m. the Walk and or Run will begin, for all ages. There will be activities all day for all ages. Watch for the bright yellow colored posters around town. Events you can participate in

Senior Center almuerzos la próxima semana son: el martes, filete; el jueves, país bistec frito; el viernes, cazuela de salchichas y patatas. Sugirió que la donación es de $3.50 y $8 para aquellos que son menores de 60 años, o aquellos que sienten que pueden dar más para apoyar un programa que vale la pena. Nothing is more beautiful than a well mowed dandelion patch. (Used the leaf blower to blow wishes first.) And, for those nuisance creepy crawly bugs, I learned, from a reliable source, that a little peppermint oil sprinkled on the floor will keep them away. Beats stepping on them. Next week: The gnat that ate the cat. Pinochle Report (May 23): Door Prize, Sally, Pinochle, Boots and Clayton; High Man, Jim Frye; High Woman, Boots. is about 10 miles. At 6 p.m. there will be a barbecue meal with hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, green salad and beverage served on the porch of the Old Depot Museum, at 1210 Ironwood St., Oroville. The free dinner is for all participants in the day’s activities. Prizes and complimentary gifts will be presented following the dinner offerings. You can learn more about the day at www.nationaltrailsday. org. Come out and join us for this meaningful day of activities. Consider joining our local trail chapter and most of all, get out and enjoy this beautiful place we call home. are the May Pole, Frisby Golf, Kids Games, the Amazing Molson Challenge, Raffles, Classic Cars. and the Parade. This year Maurice and Bettie Reichel are the Grand Marshals.. The Sitzmark Ski Club will have lunch available. For a parade entry call Joyce Forthun at 509485-2163. To sign up for a sales table, call Janette LaMont at 509-485-2035. Proceeds for this year’s event will go to the restoration of the Mural on the West side of the Grange Hall building. This is an event for the entire family. Enjoy the day.

Should You Make Investment Moves Based On A Strong Dollar? FINANCIAL FOCUS Sandra Rasmussen Financial Advisor 32 N Main St. Suite A Omak, WA 98841 509-826-1638 Member SIPC Reported by Edward Jones

Currently, the U.S. dollar is pumped-up and powerful. But what does a strong dollar mean to you, as an investor? To begin with, it’s important to understand just what is meant by a “strong” dollar. The U.S. dollar does not exist in a vacuum — its value, from a global perspective, is determined by its changing strength relative to that of other currencies. Let’s look at an example: Suppose that, in 2011, you traveled to Europe and wanted to trade in one dollar for its equivalent value in euros. At that time, your dollar would have converted to about .75 of a euro. Fast forward to early 2015; if you returned to Europe now, your dollar would fetch you almost one full euro. In other words, you can buy more euros because the dollar is “stronger.”

In fact, earlier this year, the euro hit a 12year low versus the dollar. And it isn’t just the euro; the dollar is strong against almost every other major currency in the world. What has led to this strength? It’s not always easy to determine what’s behind foreign exchange rates — which can fluctuate even more than the stock market — but the recent surge in the dollar seems to be due, at least in part, to its obvious connection to the American economy, which has been growing faster than many other economies around the world. The stronger dollar is also due to expectations that interest rates will remain higher in the U.S. than in many other countries. But whatever the reasons for it, the dollar’s strength may be having an impact on your investments. A strengthening dollar typically lowers returns from international investments because you get fewer dollars in exchange for the value in euros or other foreign currencies. And some U.S. companies with a global presence may face challenges due to lower earnings from their international operations.

have performed well with both a strong and a weak dollar. In contrast to its impact on U.S. companies, a strong dollar can help foreign companies compete and may give them an earnings boost from their U.S. sales. Also, the stronger dollar can help make foreign investments “cheaper.” Even more importantly, by taking advantage of the stronger dollar and investing an appropriate amount internationally, gaining exposure to different economies and markets, you can help diversify your holdings, which is important. Although diversification can’t guarantee a profit or always protect against loss, it can help reduce the impact of volatility on your portfolio. Be aware, though, that international investing carries special risks beyond currency fluctuations, including political and economic instability.

The strong dollar may have attracted your attention, but don’t be distracted by it — and don’t overreact. Currency exchange rates can fluctuate rapidly, and no one can predict how long a strong dollar environment will last. By sticking with a solid, long-term These results might lead you to think that investment strategy, you can help keep up a strong dollar would be bad news for the the “strength” of your own dollars. stock market, but that hasn’t been the case in the past. At different times, the markets This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR SILENT AUCTION & PIE SALE OROVILLE - The Trinity Episcopal Church will be having a Silent Auction and Pie Social on Saturday, June 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The church is located at 604 Central, Oroville. Furniture, collectables, books, pie and ice cream will be for sale.

Slippery Slope Performs at Esther Bricques Winery

OROVILLE – Slippery Slope will open the month of June’s live performances at Esther Bricques Winery’s Tasting Room Thursday evening, June 4. This foursome performs a wide range of tunes, including blues. Music begins at 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments are available Esther Bricques Winery is located at 42 Swanson Mill Road, Oroville. For more information regarding this or future events, please call the winery at (509) 476-2861 or check the events page at www. Oroville Farmers’ Market

OROVILLE - The next Oroville Farmers’ Market will be Saturday, June 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Oroville Public Library Board is presenting this market on Saturday mornings through Oct. 31. The 2015 season also features three Community Yard Sale and Flea Market dates: July 4, Aug. 1 and Sept. 5. New vendors are welcome and your booth fee helps support the Oroville Public Library. For more info call 509-476-2096. Silent Auction & Pie Social

OROVILLE - The Trinity Episcopal Church will be having a Silent Auction and Pie Social on Saturday, June 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The church is located at 604 Central, Oroville. Furniture, collectables, books, pie and ice cream will be for sale. County Transportation Authority Board Meeting

OMAK - Okanogan County Transit Authority (OCTA) will hold a Public Board Meeting on Monday, June 8 at 6 p.m. Location will be 307 S. Main #4 in Omak, WA 98841. Call (509) 557-6177 or visit for any questions. Story Time at Library

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

CHESAW - There will be a Celebration of Life for both Amos

and Judy Coffelt on Saturday, June 6 at 2 pm in the Community Building in Chesaw. This will be a dessert and light snacks potluck to share. Greenstock Garden & Plant Sale

CHESAW - The next special event will be the “GreenStock” Garden and Plant Sale, Saturday and Sunday, June 6 and 7, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.This will be your opportunity to get plants for your garden that have been lovingly tended in the Highlands, both vegetables and flowers. During this event, Fiona will be open, with art on the walls, the gift and second hand shop open and espresso and treats ready. Watch for future events. Call 509-4852281 for info. 4-H Leader’s Council Scholarship Fundraiser

OKANOGAN - The Okanogan County 4-H Leader’s Council will be holding a yard sale on Saturday, June 6 from 9am-3pm at 531 2nd Ave. North, Okanogan. Funds raised at this event will support the Council’s scholarship fund. For more information, or to donate yard sale items, please contact Marnee at 509-422-2130 or 509-557-8523. Soil Scientist to Discuss Soil Environment

CHESAW - Soil Scientist Luke Cerise will discuss the soil environment at the Triple Creek site north of Chesaw on Sunday afternoon, June 14. In this event, Reading the Story of the Land through Soils, community members will learn about the living layer of the earth: soil – where air, water, minerals, and a vast array of macro and microscopic organisms make life on land possible. Climatic processes (such as freeze-thaw and weathering) have acted upon geologic processes (such as glaciation and volcanism) over billions of years to create sand, silt, and clay that make up what is considered soil. This event is free of charge to the community. Due to the nature of the outdoor event, participation is limited, and priority registration

will be offered for OHA members. A waiting list is being generated on a first-come, first-serve basis. To begin or renew OHA membership and be first in line to register for the summertime events, community members can visit www.okanoganhighlands. org/support, or contact OHA for more information. Celebrating Tugboat Captain

CHESAW - The proud mother of Paul Thompson is having a potluck to celebrate his making tugboat captain. The event is Sunday, June 14 at 11 a.m. at the North Country Christian School campus where he lived and graduated high school. The school is located at 737 Mary Ann Creek Rd., 18 miles from Oroville toward Chesaw; 2 1/2 miles from Chesaw. Just follow the heartshaped signs. No smoking out of your vehicle, alcohol or other drugs. Call Margo Thompson at 509-485-2011 or 509-560-3409 for more information. 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. Oroville Food Bank

OROVILLE - The Oroville food bank operates every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., excluding holidays, in the basement of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. For more info, call Jeff Austin at 509-476-3978 or Sarah Umana at 509-4762386. Listing Your Item

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THANK YOU Oroville May Festival Queen Ellamae would like to sincerely thank Gold Digger Apples Akins Harvest Foods Frontier Foods Subway Pastime Bar and Grill Oroville Chamber of Commerce as well as all of the private donors and volunteers who helped make the Royal Ball a huge success!

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Pauline Jensen to turn 100 SUBMITTED BY BECKY JENSEN

AIDEN LOWELL SAWYER Aiden Lowell Sawyer was born to Kayla and Andrew Sawyer of Oroville, Wash. at North Valley Hospital in Tonasket, Wash. on May 15, 2015 at 7:49 a.m. The baby was 7 lbs. 4 oz. and 21 inches and joins a brother and sister, Bently, age 3 1/2 and Viola, age 2. The baby’s grandparents are Shelley Hacking of Omak, Wash. and Kenneth James of Cheney, Wash and Roger and Lori Sawyer of Tonasket.

Pauline Jensen of Tonasket, was born in Bridgeport to Tom Talbot and Clara Bell Orr on June 19, 1915 and will be celebrating a century. There will be a 100th Birthday Celebration on June 13 at Whistlers in Tonasket from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.. and the public is invited to wish her Happy Birthday (no gifts please). She had three sisters, Madge, Katherine and Esther, as well as a brother, Jack. Pauline grew up near Mansfield and helped her brother Jack take care of the milk cows on Dyer Hill. She remembers how cold the winters would be and they would heat rocks and put them at their feet to stay warm at night. She says she survived the Spanish Flu of 1918, by her moth-



er putting mustard plasters on her feet. She married Clarence Jensen and they had three sons, John, Neal and Hugh. Neil passed away at the age of 12 in 1952. They raised their sons in Ellisforde. Pauline was a hard worker and packed apples at Haskell & Burns for many years. Pauline also worked at the nursing home as a cleaning lady in Tonasket. Pauline’s hobbies included sewing and she made many of her own clothes and made a beautiful gown for her great niece that was Miss Tonasket. She knitted and loved to cook and bake for family. She loved gardening and her many roses. She was a charter member of the Tonasket Wednesday Club. Pauline’s great love is for her seven grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 10 great great grandchildren.


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SUPERIOR COURT Criminal The court issued an arrest warrant May 29 for Anthony Robert Jolly, 37, Tonasket, for first-degree theft, three counts of forgery and two counts of second-degree possession of stolen property. The crimes allegedly occurred between May 20 and 27. The court found probable cause to charge Joseph Vernon Smith, 18, Omak, with distribution of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), two counts of distribution of a controlled substance (within 1,000 feet of a school zone) (one each heroin and methamphetamine) and unlawful possession of a dangerous weapon. The crimes allegedly occurred April 9, April 22, May 6 and May 14. The court found probable cause to charge Mark Edward Morris, 37, Tonasket, with failure to register as a sex offender, second-degree assault (with a deadly weapon) (DV) and third-degree malicious mischief (DV). The crimes allegedly occurred May 21. The court found probable cause to charge James Anthony Vignali, 64, Tonasket, with firstdegree assault (with a deadly weapon). The crime allegedly occurred May 23. The court found probable cause to charge Kevin Eugene Ingalls, 50, Burien, with firstdegree criminal trespassing, harassment, second-degree criminal trespassing and thirddegree malicious mischief. The crimes allegedly occurred May 25 near Wauconda. The court found probable cause to charge Robert Matthew Harris, 43, Moses Lake, with attempted residential burglary, second-degree burglary, third-degree theft and seconddegree malicious mischief. The crimes allegedly occurred May 19 near Bonaparte Lake. Juvenile An 18-year-old Omak boy had a deferred disposition revoked May 20 for first-degree theft and second-degree trafficking in stolen property. The boy was sentenced to nine days in detention with credit for nine days served and fined $100 for the Aug. 8, 2013 crimes. A 14-year-old Omak boy pleaded guilty May 20 to thirddegree assault and resisting arrest. The boy was fined $100 for the Sept. 4, 2013 crimes. In a separate case, the same boy pleaded to seconddegree criminal trespassing. He was fined $75 for the Aug. 10, 2013 crime. In a separate case, the boy pleaded to theft of a motor vehicle and thirddegree malicious mischief. He was fined $300 for the Feb. 17 crimes; a restitution hearing was set for July 29. In separate case, the boy pleaded guilty to making a false or misleading statement and possession of marijuana by a person under 21 years. He was fined $100 for the April 1 crime. In separate case, the

boy pleaded guilty to custodial assault (juvenile facilities) and attempted custodial assault (juvenile facilities). Those crimes occurred April 7; he was fined $100. The boy was sentenced to a total of 75 days in detention with credit for 50 days served.


Civil The state Department of Revenue assessed North Sound Electrical Services Inc., Oroville, $4,213.10 for unpaid taxes, penalties and fees. The state Employment Security Department assessed the following individuals for overpayment of unemployment benefits, penalties and fees: Karolyn Cornett, Okanogan, $305.52; Pete Martin, Okanogan, $149.46; and Grant E. Coons, Omak, $1,326.14. DISTRICT COURT Jacob Adam Alexander, 40, Okanogan, had a charge dismissed: interfering with reporting (DV). Robert Ellis Allen, 31, Oroville, guilty of obstruction, thirddegree DWLS and thirddegree possession of stolen property. The court dismissed two charges: refusing to comply with a police officer and an additional charge of thirddegree DWLS. Allen received a 364-day suspended sentence and fined $1,208. Nicholas Alan Baker, 21, Omak, guilty of DUI. Baker was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 363 days suspended, and fined $1,681. Janice Melinda Batton, 26, Okanogan, guilty of thirddegree theft. Batton was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 361 days suspended, and fined $518. Elizabeth Patricia Bauman, 26, Omak, guilty of third-degree DWLS. Bauman was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 88 days suspended, and fined $858. Lisa Louise Best, 44, Omak, guilty of fourth-degree assault. Best was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 361 days suspended, and fined $608. Haden Gary Bristol, 20, Okanogan, had a charge dismissed: no valid operator’s license without ID. Manuel Cabrera Jr., 26, Omak, had eight charges dismissed, all for violation of a no-contact order. Ryan Edward Carden, 18, Omak, guilty of use or possession of a loaded firearm in a vehicle. Carden received a 90-day suspended sentence and fined $668. Tina Marie Caruthers, 48, Okanogan, guilty of violation of a no-contact order. Caruthers was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 360 days suspended, and fined $808. Rodger Alexander Cate, 51, Omak, guilty of DUI and resisting arrest. Cate was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 362 days suspended, and fined $2,094. Calvin Lloyd Clark, 29, Omak, had a charge dismissed: interfering with reporting (DV). Carrie Ann Clark, 24, Omak, guilty of violation of a nocontact order. Clark was

sentenced to 364 days in jail with 358 days suspended, and fined $608. Tina Louise Clark, 38, Tonasket, had a third-degree DWLS charge dismissed. 911 CALLS & JAIL BOOKINGS Monday, May 25, 2015

Domestic dispute on S. Second Ave. in Okanogan. Assault on Airport Rd. near Oroville. Harassment on S. Second Ave. in Okanogan. Burglary on Old Riverside Hwy. near Omak. Automobile theft on Columbia River Rd. near Omak. Theft on S. Main St. in Omak. Theft on Ell Lake Rd. near Tonasket. Television reported missing. Assault on Loomis-Oroville Rd. near Oroville. Warrant arrest on Old Riverside Hwy. near Omak. Theft on N. Second Ave. in Okanogan. Gas can reported missing. Harassment on S. Fifth Ave. in Okanogan. Domestic dispute on W. Jonathan St. in Tonasket. Trespassing on Hwy. 97 near Tonasket. Found property on S. Douglas St. in Omak. Bicycle recovered. Trespassing on Omache Dr. in Omak. Theft on S. Main St. in Omak. Beer reported missing. Disorderly conduct on S. Main St. in Omak. Malicious mischief on Okoma Dr. in Omak. Windows reported smashed. Sarina Lynn Andrews, 27, booked for fourth-degree assault (DV). Nathaniel James Edenso, 34, booked on a State Patrol FTA for third-degree DWLS. Enrique Zamora Bautista, 50, booked on a State Patrol FTA warrant for no valid operator’s license without ID. Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Theft on Pine Creek Rd. near Tonasket. Firearms reported missing. Burglary on Toroda Creek Rd. near Wauconda. DWLS on Okoma Dr. in Omak. Trespassing on O’Neil Rd. near Oroville. Warrant arrest on Pontiac Ridge Rd. near Oroville. Burglary on Omak Airport Rd. near Omak. Domestic dispute on S. Second Ave. in Okanogan. Warrant arrest on Oak St. in Omak. Malicious mischief on Okoma Dr. in Omak. Window reported smashed. Public intoxication on Oak St. in Omak. Trespassing on Engh Rd. in Omak. Five reports of theft on Engh Rd. in Omak. Vehicle prowl on 14th Ave. in Oroville. Domestic dispute on Ironwood St. in Oroville. Byron Michael Ottaway, 21, booked for second-degree criminal trespassing, seconddegree vehicle prowl and obstruction.

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Burglary on Old Hwy. 97 near Okanogan. Warrant arrest on Matts Rd. near Oroville. Violation of a no-contact order on Blue Lake Rd. near Oroville. Warrant arrest on Omak-Riverside Eastside Rd. near Omak. Burglary on Drywater Rd. near Omak. Burglary on Bolster Rd. near Oroville. Theft on Engh Rd. in Omak. Harassment on S. Main St. in Omak. Trespassing on Pine St. in Omak. Warrant arrest on Riverside Dr. in Omak.

Abandoned vehicle on S. First Ave. in Okanogan. Domestic dispute on Hwy. 20 near Okanogan. Flood on Loomis-Oroville Rd. near Oroville. Domestic dispute on N. Siwash Creek Rd. near Tonasket. Warrant arrest on Tyee St. in Okanogan. Harassment on S. Main St. in Omak. Assault on W. Central Ave. in Omak. Disorderly conduct on Jasmine St. in Omak. Ernesto Eduardo Mendez Leon, 20, booked for residential burglary. Matthew Russell Carden, 28, booked for felon in possession of a firearm, two counts of controlled substance violation, altered identification on a firearm, a State Patrol FTA warrant for obstruction and a Tribal warrant for theft. Jose Luis Espinoza Gomez, 27, booked for DUI and no valid operator’s license without ID. Bill Cepahs Bedard, 45, booked on an OCSO FTA Warrant for third-degree DWLS. Daniel Ray Lightley, 50, booked for first-degree DWLS. Saturday, May 30, 2015 Abandoned vehicle on Dry Coulee Rd. near Okanogan. DWLS on Riverside Dr. in Omak. Hit-and-run vehicle crash on O’Neil Rd. near Tonasket. Malicious mischief on Grainger Ave. in Omak. Harassment on N. Juniper St. in Omak. Trespassing on S. Granite St. in

Wildland fire on N. Fifth Ave. in Okanogan. Warrant arrest on E. Seventh St. in Tonasket. One-vehicle crash on Kermel Rd. near Omak. No injuries reported. DWLS on N. Second Ave. in Okanogan. Trespassing on E. Bartlett Ave. in Omak. Vehicle prowl on E. Dewberry Ave. in Omak. Theft on E. Dewberry Ave. in Omak. Domestic dispute on Grainger Ave. in Omak. Sex offense on S. Antwine Ave. in Tonasket. Lorna Fay Bird, 58, booked for POCS (heroin) and a USBP hold. Jerrold Ronald Hutchins, 63, booked for DUI and hit-andrun. Melissa Garcia Hernandez, 20, booked on an Omak Police Department FTA warrant for first-degree criminal trespassing. Anthony Robert Jolly, 37, booked on probable cause warrant for first-degree theft, two counts of second-degree possession of stolen property, three counts of forgery and five counts of third-degree DWLS (bond revoked). Isaac Koostahtah Bessette, 24, booked on a State Patrol FTA warrant for third-degree DWLS. Vanessa Odalys Garcia, 19, booked on an Omak Police Department FTA warrant for MIP/C. Key: DUI – Driving Under the Influence DWLS/R – Driving While License Suspended/Revoked POSC – Possession of a Controlled Substance MIP/C – Minor in Possession/ Consumption TMVWOP – Taking a Motor Vehicle without Owner’s Permission DV– Domestic Violence FTA/C – Failure to Appear/ Comply (on a warrant) FTPF – Failure to Pay Fine OCSO – Okanogan County Sheriff ’s Officer RP– Reporting Party DOC – State Department of Corrections USBP– U.S. Border Patrol CBP– U.S. Customs and Border Protection. ICE– Immigration and Customs Enforcement

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Trespassing on Antoine Creek Rd. near Tonasket. DWLS on N. Second Ave. in Okanogan. DWLS on Omak Ave. in Omak. Malicious mischief on Engh Rd. near Omak. Harassment on N. Third Ave. in Okanogan. Malicious mischief on Westlake Rd. near Oroville. Domestic dispute on Omak River Rd. near Omak. Violation of a no-contact order on Foggy River Loop near Riverside. Burglary on Glover Lane Rd. near Okanogan. Fraud on Pine St. in Okanogan. Domestic dispute on Omache Dr. in Omak. Theft on Weatherstone Rd. near Omak. Trespassing on Koala Dr. in Omak. Found property on N. Juniper St. in Omak. Bicycle recovered. Theft on S. Main St. in Omak. Wildland fire on Shumway Rd. near Omak. Fraud on S. Birch St. in Omak. Threats on Dayton St. in Omak. Theft on N. Ash St. in Omak. Scott Bradley Goodman, 52, booked for fourth-degree assault (DV). Marvin Guy Thornton, 51, DOC detainer. Guy Ray Vanbrunt, 65, booked for violation of a no-contact order. Eric Gene Hendrickson, 29, booked for felony harassment (DV), fourth-degree assault (DV), unlawful imprisonment (DV) and obstruction. Billy Joe Rosenkilde, 36, DOC detainer. Alysha K.M. George, 25, booked on two OCSO FTC warrants: obstruction and fourth-degree assault (DV).

Omak. Trespassing on Engh Rd. in Omak. Theft on Engh Rd. in Omak. Assault on Omache Dr. in Omak. Hit-and-run vehicle crash on Kernan Rd. near Oroville. Theft on Deep Bay Park Rd. in Oroville. Burglary on 10th Ave. in Oroville. Burglary on S. Antwine Ave. in Oroville. Automobile theft on E. Second St. in Tonasket. Myron Robert John, 24, booked on a DOC secretary’s warrant for third-degree assault.


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Harassment on W. Second Ave. in Omak. Warrant arrest on E. Dewberry Ave. in Omak. Trespassing on S. Main St. in Omak. Recovered vehicle on Engh Rd. in Omak. Automobile theft on 18th Ave. in Oroville. Jeffrey Duke Clark, 60, booked for residential burglary, thirddegree possession of stolen property, POCS and possession of drug paraphernalia. Michael Anthony Eisen, 27, booked for residential burglary, possession of stolen property, possession of burglary tools, third-degree malicious mischief and POCS. Joshua Dean Allen, 34, booked on a DOC secretary’s warrant. Albaro Lopez, no middle name listed, 29, booked on an Oroville Police Department FTA warrant for third-degree DWLS and operating a vehicle without an ignition interlock device; and two OCSO FTA warrants: DUI and thirddegree DWLS. Ciara Marie LaSarte, 29, DOC detainer. Daggon Devoy Chaska, 22, booked on a Douglas County FTA warrant for third-degree DWLS and a Lincoln County FTA warrant for seconddegree theft. Kenneth Ray Squetimkin Jr., 23, booked for second-degree possession of stolen property, resisting arrest, second-degree criminal trespassing, and Tribal warrants for theft and malicious mischief.

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Jamie Ray Williams, 28, booked on a DOC secretary’s warrant. Kevin Eugene Ingalls, 50, booked for residential burglary, intimidating a public servant, second-degree criminal trespassing and thirddegree malicious mischief. Curtis Evan Beus, 57, court commitment for DUI. Calvin Lloyd Clark, 29, booked for interfering with reporting (DV). Troy Steven Pierre, 19, booked on an OCSO FTA warrant for third-degree DWLS. Lester Vincent Priest, 27, booked on an Omak Police Department FTA warrant for third-degree DWLS. Jeremiah Alec Chapa, 23, booked for DUI.

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Bullfighter Ryan Wilson of the Tri Cities gets launched by a bull right after Professional Bull Rider Dallee Mason (in foreground of photo) hung on for a long ride before landing on the ground. Fellow bullfighter Sean Petterson (on opposite side of bull in photo) got thrown over the fence later that afternoon.

George Zittel (in white hat) of Omak and Drew Desjardins of Tonasket took first place in Team Roping. Zittel taught Desjardins how to rope when he was about 12 years old and a member of Zittel’s 4H group, The Rough Riders. “Teaching him to rope was the best thing I’ve ever done,” said Zittel.

Kaelyn Marchand of Omak took first in Barrel Racing. Marchand is headed to Nationals for High School Rodeo in Rock Springs, Wyoming, July 12-18 after placing first in the state in Breakaway and fourth in the state in Cutting.

Double buckle winner for Ranch Bronc Riding Ryan Anderson of Tonasket is interviewed by Al Parsons while Tonasket Rodeo Queen Sarah Quinlin waits to give him his second prize buckle. Rodeo manager Roger Sawyer is in the background.

Lee Orr chauferred Founders Day Grand Marshals Ray and Victoria Attwood into the rodeo arena after the parade Saturday, May 30.

Ryan Anderson of Tonasket won Ranch Bronc Riding both Friday and Saturday, despite his horse’s attempts to dislodge him straight out of the gate and while still in the pen as seen here on Saturday.

Professional Bull Rider Jesse Kardos of Newport, Washington, is seen here riding at the 81st Annual Founders Day Rodeo right before being thrown from this bull and taking a hoof to the leg, resulting in a broken femur.

Tonasket EMS paramedics, along with Rob Enloe, load Jesse Kardos into the ambulance. Kardos was taken to North Valley Hospital in Tonasket, where he was stabilized for surgery on Saturday in Omak. Kardos is reported to be with family and healing up.

All hats are off while Davy Burton leads a horse with his grandmother’s empty saddle into the ring while Mike Stansberry reads the tribute to the late Gerry Beeman.

PBR rider Thor Hoefer Jr. gets thrown from a bull right after watching his fellow PBR rider get loaded into the ambulance. Hoefer wasn’t injured.



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Rose Walt shows her form in the 100 hurdles and takes the podium for a first place medal

Tonasket’s Walts claims two state titles


CHENEY - One state championship was the goal. The second was a surprise. But no matter how you look at it, Rose Walts made her stamp at the WIAA Class 2B state track and field championships last weekend as one of the state’s most imposing all-round athletes. The Tonasket junior, expected to contend for the 100-meter hurdles title, brought home four state medals. She won the hurdles championship rather easily, her 15.66 seconds not quite a per-

sonal best but good for the win by more than half a second. “I don’t know what to say, I just run,” Walts said. “I got a bit scared, but I just try to go out there and go as fast as I can.” She also took third in the triple jump with a leap of 35-4, an event in which she earned a state medal in Class 1A last year. And joined up with teammates Katie Henneman, Jaden Vugteveen and Alina Vlahovich to finish fourth, a tenth of a second out of second place (51.95). “I am so proud of our team,” Walts said. “Everyone is competing so well. After hurdles I was

really focused on the relay, and everyone did so great. “But the best thing about it is that none of us are seniors and if we keep working at it we can be even better.” What surprised coaches, competitors and even Walts herself was the state title she earned in the long jump, breaking her own personal best (16-9) to win by a quarter of an inch. This, in an event she only started practicing over the past month. “I totally didn’t expect that,” Walts said. “I did it once my freshman year, but at the relay

meet (in Bridgeport) a few weeks ago, I did it as part of a team with Ethan Bensing and went over 16 feet. So I was like, maybe I should keep doing this.” The biggest problem Tonasket coach Bob Thornton has had to cope with is figuring out where to put Walts; high school competitors are limited to four events per meet. That won’t be the case for Walts at the collegiate level, where she’s certain to be coveted as a heptathlete, a seven-event competition that plays out over two days. But that’s still a ways off. When looking toward next

year, Walts talks not only the usual track-speak of lowering times and increasing distances, but of completing a unique track and field accomplishment: competing every available track and field event. Thing is, she’s already well on her way. Already checked off the list: the 100-meter dash, 200, 400, 100 hurdles, 300 hurdles, discus, javelin, high jump, pole vault, long jump, triple jump, 4x100 relay, 4x200 relay and 4x400 relay. That leaves the shot put, and the three distance events: 800, 1600, 3200.

Even with that goal, the focus is still on her favorite event, the 100 hurdles, in which she now has a state championship medal to go along with last year’s runner-up finish in Class 1A. “I really want to get under 15 seconds, and see if I can get the meet record (14.76),” she said. “That’s going to be really hard and a lot of work, but I think I can get there.” If that’s the case, it should be Walts’ opponents who end up running scared.


Oroville Hornet and Tonasket Tiger Athletes competed at the recent state track and field competition. Clockwise from far left, Katie Egerton finished 7th in the pole vault for Oroville; Jenna Valentine gives it her all in the 1600 for Tonasket; Ethan Bensing lands in a cloud of sand in the Triple Jump for the Tigers. Tonasket’s Hunter Swanson medals in the 3200; Alina Vlahovich pushes herself in the 4x100 relay.

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Tonasket’s 11th Annual Freedom 5K kicked off at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 30, as part of the 80th Annual Founders Day Weekend festivities.

Community Fun Run Results 5K Results Age 19 & under: 1. Garrett Wilson 24:48, 2. Matthew Galvan 23:27, 3. Eric Owsley 24:10 Age 20-29: 1. Michelle Giovia 35:46, 2. April Webber 39:14 Age 30-39: 1. Jennifer Weddle 27:07, 2. Katie Walker 28:29, 3. Benjamin Moody 31:40 Age 40-49: 1. Nelson Osogdoio 23.46, 2. Steffi Fuchs 24:31, 3. Lisa Miller 26:28

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Students preparing for their upcoming written test on state, capital and map location

OES learning about geography through the Passport Club Program SUBMITTED BY STEVE QUICK SUPERINTENDENT, OROVILLE SCHOOL DIST.

The Oroville Elementary School continues to teach geography to its students on a regular basis using a program called the Passport Club. Have you ever wondered where countries such as Libya, Finland, Yemen and others are located in the world? Odds are if you ask an Oroville Elementary student, they might be able to tell you. The Passport Club is an individualized, sequential, geography enrichment program for elementary schools. Its main purpose is to help students learn some, or all, of the world’s countries over the course of a school year and instill the curiosity to learn more about our fascinating world. It meets essential academic learning requirements for elementary social studies and has built-in differentiation for students. First and Second grade focus their efforts on learning all the states and their capitals while

Sample pages of Passport notebook with worksheet and maps upper grades focus on learning all of the countries and capitals of the world at a increasing level until they are all learned by the end of sixth grade. This year our second grade classes have taught this program opposite the science units. Each week they focus on two states, filling out a map with a bit of geography, history and interest-

ing facts along with coloring state birds, mammals, surrounding states, etc. This past quarter the students have also enjoyed “Stack the States” on their iPads to gain a bit more information on the states in a ‘fun’ format. Teacher Pat Smith reports, “I have enjoyed teaching this more in-depth study of each state.”

TONASKET - Bob Ashmore attended the May 26 Tonasket School Board meeting to update the board on achievements made over the past year in career readiness and job shadowing. Ashmore is in charge of Gear Up, STEM and Birth to Five School Readiness. The board asked Ashmore to look at grants to address the board’s goal of looking at pre-kindergarten needs. “In the big picture, our data shows kids are not coming to school ready to learn,” said Turner. “If we can initiate their being ready to learn from the beginning, it will enhance their learning years at Tonasket schools.” Turner said the board is putting together a plan of what they want to do, and asked Ashmore to see what things are available. “The state does not fund below kindergarten, so anything we initiate for ages birth to five will be on the district’s dime,” said Turner. “The theory is we make it up on the back end, with not as much remediation.” Technology supervisor Jordan Weddle attended the meeting to address concerns with the school board over Google mail. Weddle presented Chromebooks as an option to purchase next fall to replace board members’ i-Pads. “I know it is an added expense, but purchasing Chromebooks for the board and replacing the i-Pads will reduce a lot of the frustration that the board is experiencing,” said Superintendent Paul Turner. Following a meeting with Building Administrator/Fire Marshall/Permit Administrator Christian Johnson, board member Ty Olson and Maintenance Supervisor John Verbeck to discuss ADA limitations on the

school garden, garden board members Joseph Willging, Rose Corso, Keri Haug and Alex Appel attended Tuesday’s board meeting to discuss future plans. “We are at a crossroads where we need to step back and look at the big picture moving forward. We had a good discussion,” Turner said, adding a meeting next week with the garden board will look at the next moves for the garden to become ADA compliant. Design West Architects, with whom the school board contracted last year as architects of the levy and bond, have been asked to attend the next school board meeting on June 8. The board debated at the May 18 meeting over whether or not to retain Design West’s services for the next bond election. Athletic Director and Title IX Administrator Kevin Terris submitted a report on the school district’s compliance with athletics and employment requirements. “We are okay on age discrimination, but we need to hire some male parapros as we have to have a balance,” said Turner. “And we continually look at improving our ethnic balance of staff.” He said it was necessary to not just hire employees who could speak Spanish, but to have a balance of staff members the same ethnicity as the student population. A first reading was held of board policy changes to be made. Turner said although there were numerous board policy updates, there were no major changes; just legal updates due to changes in laws. School librarian and Instructional Materials Committee lead Kim Fitzthum presented new textbooks for the school board to review and approve at the June 8 board meeting. No action was taken during an executive session regarding qualifications of an applicant for public employment. Rennie McCormick is being hired to teach middle school algebra and eighth grade math.

McCormick replaces Joyce Fancher, retiring this spring. Resigning this year are Kerry Delfino, High School Business Teacher, and Elizabeth Norblad, Special Education Parapro. No findings were discovered in the Federal Audit Report. “We received a clean bill of health with some minor fixes,” Turner said, extending thanks to North Central Eduacational Service District External Business Manager Trisha Schock. “We contracted with them for her to get our finances straightened out.” Schock has been working with the school district since last August. Turner reported school enrollment staying steady, with numbers over 1,090. He said the average class size is 70-80, but current third graders going into fourth next year are at 106 right now. “So we need to hire another teacher for the fourth-fifth grade pod. Christine Olson moved up there from the Outreach Program, so we will replace her down there,” Turner said. When asked where a new classroom will go, he said Olson’s classroom would be the current Special Ed room. “We’ll restructure to make a space by combining two smaller rooms into one for the Special Ed room,” said Turner. “We’ll make it work. We always do.” He then expressed concern that if the legislature does not have their final budget in place soon, the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction has said school districts will only get half of their apportionment for June. “We could feather through June, but if there is no state budget come July, we will get zero apportionment. It would get caught up eventually, and we have enough cash to cover expenses in June, but July? Forget it.” The state apportionment is based on student enrollment. “Right now we are in our budget cycle for the district, but we can’t make decisions if the state is not telling us what we have for next year,” Turner said.


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Okanogan County Realty, LLC member of the MLS has several listing; home, business, farm, recreational, waterfront and several at Veranda Beach. Kathy 509-429-2040, Ryan 509-429-8564, Brad 509-429-7466. Serving Okanogan County.

Post your comments on recent articles and let your voice be heard. 1420 Main St., P.O. Box 250 Oroville, WA 98844 509-476-3602 or 1-866-773-7818



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SUNDAY, JUNE 7, 2015 - 10:00 a.m.

Tonasket Rodeo Grounds - Tonasket, WA. Note: Most Items in Very Good Condition. A Lot of Items are Brand New.

* Big * *Selection * * * * *of*Collectibles, * * * * * *Equipment, * * * * * *Vehicles, * * * *Shop, * * *Misc. ***

WILL RUN 2 AUCTIONEERS MOST OF DAY PARTIAL LISTING - Call and we will mail, e-mail or fax you a handbill EQUIPMENT & RANCH - 2 Forklifts - NH 1032 Swather - 9N Ford Tractor10-ton Hydr Log Splitter - North Star 6500 Diesel Generator on Wheels 15 KW Generator - 2 Honda 2500 Generators, New - Filson HD Live-stock Squeeze Chute - 2 Compactors - 20 Horse Stall Feeders - 25+ Steel Corner Stall Hay Feeders - Saddles - Horse Tack – MORE VEHICLES - 1998 Gooseneck 3-Horse Slant - 2005 Kubota Side-by-Side 69 Hrs - 2 1993 24-ft Dry Vans on Rubber - 2003 Kerr 5th Wheel Flatbed Trailer, Beavertail - 28-ft Terry Travel Trailer - 1993 Inter 4900 Dump Truck, recently overhauled 1997 GMC 4x4 Pickup, 5-sp - 1967 Jeep V-6, Runs - Runs – MORE COLLECTIBLES - 3 Antique Barber Chairs, MUST SEE – Beckwith Player Piano, Works - 80 Piano Rolls - Complete Blacksmith Forge - Hames w/Brass Balls - Large Grindstone w/Pedestal - Singer Treadle Sewing Machine - Coca-Cola Water Bath Cooler – WAY TOO MUCH TO LIST MISC - New Solar Panels - Solar 8 cuft Freezer, New - Large Propane Refrig-Frzr Comb - MUCH MORE 2 Storage Units of Items We Have Not Seen Yet - -


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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.

Announcements MANUEL FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF OROVILLE picnic / potluck / soft drinks June 6. from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Osoyoos State Park. Visiting and relaxing day.

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Say it in the classifieds! *Special deal* *HAPPY BIRTHDAY *HAPPY ANNIVERSARY *CONGRATULATIONS!! *WILL YOU MARRY ME? MUST BE PREPAID $6.00 for the first 15 words additional words $1.00 each. Bold words, special font or borders extra. Add a picture for only $1.50 more. Call to place ad Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune 800-388-2527

Lee Frank Mercantile Tonasket, WA We are accepting applications for a PART-TIME SALES POSITION. Experience preferred. Some lifting required. 324 S. Whitcomb Ave Tonasket, WA 98855 509-486-2105

Okanogan County Department of Public Works is recruiting for the position of

Engineering Technician IV

104 14th Ave, Oroville SORTERS PACKERS and BOX STACKERS needed FREE NAC Class North Valley Extended Care is now accepting applications for the next Nursing Assistant Training Class beginning July 6, 2015. This class will be completed in August, applications may be picked up at the North Valley Hospital’s Human Resources office or online at 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 accepted after June 10, 2015. For information call the Human Resources at 509-486-3185. Need Workers For Cherry Harvest In Oreville Duties include cherry lugs, dumping and sorting them. Involves heavy lifting and a lot of walking. Pays $11/Hr. Call 832.374.1764 Post your comments on recent articles and let your voice be heard.



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Cherry Workers Needed

Health General

For more information go to www.okanogancounty. org/HR or call 509-422-7300 Okanogan Estate and Vineyards Retail Store Looking for 24 – 32 hrs/wk SALES ASSOCIATE.

Please send resume to Yvaldovinos@gold or drop off resume at retail store 1205 Main St, Oroville ORCHARD WORK during cherry harvest, in Oroville. Approx. June 18th till end of harvest. Sorting and misc chores, 5 AM till finished. Male or female Age 15 and above. Call 509-476-2350

School Bus Driver The Tonasket School District is now accepting applications for A SCHOOL BUS DRIVER. Current CDL, passenger and S endorsements, first aid, and drug testing required. Position will remain open until filled. Please contact the District Office for an application or available on the district’s website at: Tonasket School District, 35 DO Hwy 20 E., Tonasket, WA 98855. Phone 509-486-2126.

We are dedicated to our employees job satisfaction and take pride in providing a place to work that encourages growth, teamwork, communication and positive employee/supervisor relationships. FHC is a not for profit Community Health Center dedicated to providing quality health care regardless of ability to pay. EVERYONE is welcome. We have the following opportunities available: OKANOGAN: Dental Assistant 3 Full time, Must be able to work Saturdays. We will train you on the job. Travel may be required. Brewster Jay Ave: MA-C or LPN Full time Clinic Custodian Full time, shift is split between Jay Ave medical & Brewster Dental clinics Brewster (Indian Ave): MA-R, MA-C or LPN Full time Bridgeport Med/Dental: MA-C or LPN Full time Tonasket Medical: Patient Registration Rep. Full time. Bilingual English/Spanish required due to business need. See for job descriptions. Submit cover letter and resume or application to FHC, c/o Human Resources, PO Box 1340, Okanogan, WA 98840 or email: Open until filled. FHC is an EEO Employer.

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Wanted WANTED TO BUY: Paying Cash for Silver, Gold, Coins, Jewelry, Sterling Flatware. Spence: 509-429-4722.

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FROM THE 1950’s - PARTS & TOOLS Twin City Motors - OKANOGAN, WA. Elmway, between Omak & Okanogan, West side of River

SATURDAY, JUNE 13, 2015 - 10:00 a.m.

NOTE: Dealership operated from early 1950’s to mid 1980’s. Parts and Tools Still There.

Not Been Hygraded. Vehicles, Collectibles, Household, Misc. PARTIAL LISTING BELOW - WAY TOO MUCH TO LIST - Opportunity to Buy Hard-to-Find Parts & Tools. Will run 2 Auctioneers Part of Day.

* * * * *&*SHOP * * *- 1946 * * *Jeep, * *259* Studebaker * * * * *Motor, * * *Ford * *Cab * ** 1950 * * Cham*** VEHICLES pion Studebaker * 1969 Checker Pickup Made by General Motors, Wrap-around * 1986 Cadillac Sedan DeVille, 4-door * 1985 Buick Riviera * 1979 Oldsmobile, 4-door * 1979 Concord 28-ft Motorhome * 18-ft Boat w/Outboard & Trailer * Kelly HD Air Compressor * Allen Tune-up Analyzer * Mobil Oil Dispenser, 3 grades * Oxy-Acet Set * Tire Machine Changer/Balancer * Century Compressor, 5 HP, 110 * 2 Welders * Oil Dispensers & Pumps * LOTS of Steel * 4 Jeep Toronado Motors * 50 Manuals, Studebaker, Jeep, Chilton, Etc. * 6-cyl Jeep Heads, Super Hurricane * All kinds of Pullers * HUNDREDS of Studebaker, Jeep, Wagoneer Parts * Counter Catalogs * All Kinds of Wheels * Wall of Hubcaps * Lots of Collectible Tools in Good Condition * Car Body Tools * MUCH, MUCH MORE - COLLECTIBLES - 11 Old Signs, Jeep, Wagoneer, Ford, Plymouth, Cadillac, MORE * Complete Cream Separator on Stand * Corn Planter * Hand Scythe * Old License Plates * Platform Scales w/Weights * Steamer Trunk * Barbed Wire Collection on Board * Boxes of 78 RPM Vinyl Records * 2 old Radios in Cabinets, Radiola & Silvertone * MORE HOUSEHOLD - Duncan Phyfe Table & 8 Chairs * “Waterfall� Dresser w/ Mirror & Chest of Drawers * Chrome Drop Leaf Table & Chairs, Circa 1950’s * 2 Sewing Machines * Ceramic Bell Collection * MUCH MORE - CALL & WE WILL MAIL, E-MAIL OR FAX YOU A HANDBILL W/PICTURES


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OROVILLE. BIG YARD SALE on Friday, Saturday, and maybe Sunday too, June 5th, 6th and 7th from 9 am to 6 pm. Furniture, tools, yard stuff, antiques, collectibles, couch, double bed, camping gear, back packing gear, BBQ’s, household appliances, cedar chest, books, lots more! Corner of Golden and 17th Street. Oroville

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YARD SALE: Saturday, June 6th, 2015. Four miles south of Oroville on Hwy 97. Pellet stove, crib, entertainment center, glass sliding doors, adult to toddler clothes, Ty Beanie Babies, dishes, glassware, furniture, and LOTS MORE.

final environmental determination of non-significance (DNS) for this proposal. This decision may be appealed in accordance with OCC 14.04.220. Appeals must be made in writing to the Okanogan County Hearing Examiner, 123 5th Ave N Ste. 130, Okanogan, WA 98840. Appeals must be submitted or postmarked by 5:00 p.m. on June 4, 2015 Appeals shall state with specificity the elements of the environmental checklist and resulting determination the appellant finds objectionable and shall state the reason therefore. Appeals must include the $300.00 appeal fee. Direct questions and comments to: Okanogan County Office of Planning & Development, Anna Randall, 123 5th Ave. N, Suite 130, Okanogan, WA 98840, (509) 422-7117. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on June 4, 2015. #OVG636699

(SEPA) regulations, the office of Okanogan County Planning and Development issued a final environmental determination of non-significance (DNS) for this proposal. This decision may be appealed in accordance with OCC 14.04.220. Appeals must be made in writing to the Okanogan County Hearing Examiner, 123 5th Ave N Ste. 130, Okanogan, WA 98840. Appeals must be submitted or postmarked by 5:00 p.m. on June 18, 2015 Appeals shall state with specificity the elements of the environmental checklist and resulting determination the appellant finds objectionable and shall state the reason therefore. Appeals must include the $300.00 appeal fee. The public hearing for this project is scheduled for June 25, 2015 at 10:00 am in the Commissioners Hearing Room. Project comments can be submitted up to the hearing date and testimony may be given at the hearing. Failure to comment by this date denies a party standing to appeal the final decision. Direct questions and comments to: Okanogan County Office of Planning & Development, Anna Randall, 123 5th Ave. N, Suite 130, Okanogan, WA 98840, (509) 422-7117. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on June 4, 2015. #OVG636692

NO. 15-4-00043-7 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS PLEASE TAKE NOTICE The above Court has appointed William R. Jarrell III 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: May 28, 2015 /s/Dale L. Crandall Attorney for William R. Jarrell III, Personal Representative P.O. Box 173 Loomis, WA 98827 Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on May 28, June 4, 11, 2015. #OVG634033

SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR KING COUNTY In re the Estate of: STEPHEN LIGHTNER NOURSE, Deceased. NO. 15-4-03039-3 SEA PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS RCW 11.40.030 The person named below has been appointed as the Personal Representative of the Estate of Stephen Lightner Nourse, the above-entitled decedent (“Decedent”). Any person having a claim against the Decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the Personal Representative or the Personal Representative’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) thirty days after the Personal Representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(1)(c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this timeframe, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and RCW 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims

against both the Decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. /s/Jane E. Gilbertsen Jane E. Gilbertsen, Personal Representative Attorneys for Personal Representative and address for mailing or service: Dean V. Butler, WSBA #9649 Carney Badley Spellman, P.S. 701 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3600 Seattle, WA 98104-7010 Phone: (206) 622-8020 Fax: (206) 467-8215 Court of Probate Proceedings: King County Superior Court 516 Third Avenue Seattle, Washington 98104 Probate Cause Number: 15-4-03039-3 SEA Date of Filing with Court: May 18, 2015 Date of First Publication: May 28, 2015 Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on May 28, June 4, 11, 2015. #OVG635017





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3-bdrm, 2-bath Nice Manuf Home. Kitchen w/Appliances. Big Walk-in Pantry. 30x36 Garage/Shop. Equipment Shed w/attached Lean-to. Nice Storage Shed. Animal Barn. Corrals. Yard w/Perennial Flowers & Shrubs. Rock Work. Wonderful Views. Very Private. A NICE PLACE - $229,000.00 Jan Asmussen, Broker - Owner 509-486-2138  158 Airport Rd - Tonasket, WA. 98855 1 2


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Notice of Final SEPA Determination & Hearing Date CUP 2015-5 “Ellis-Barnes Livestock Co. Pit” An application has been submitted by Ellis-Barnes Livestock Company for a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) to operate a gravel pit, which will involve removal of rock from the pit site, screening and crushing. The project site is located north of Wannacut Lake; approximately 8.25 miles south and west of Oroville off Wannacut Lake Road on tax parcel numbers 3926020001 & 4026350000. According to Washington State Environmental Policy Act



Final SEPA Determination Johnson Large Lot Segregation 2015-1 The applicant, Brad Johnson, proposes to use the large lot segregation process in order to divide 796.34 acres into 39 lots ranging in size from 20.01 acres to 25.01 acres. Large lot segregations are administered in accordance with OCC 16.10 and are exempt from RCW 58.17. The properties are located approximately 8 miles west and south of the town of Tonasket, off Pine Creek Rd, within township 37, range 26, and sections 26, 27, 34 & 35, East Willamette Meridian. The tax parcel numbers are 3726260008, 3726270006, 3726340002 & 3726350029, which are valued together. According to Washington State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) regulations, the office of Okanogan County Planning and Development issued a

SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON COUNTY OF OKANOGAN Estate of BARBARA JEAN FORRESTER, Deceased. NO. 15-4-00036-4 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS PLEASE TAKE NOTICE The above Court has appointed Richard L. Forrester 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: May 28, 2015 /s/Dale L. Crandall Attorney for Richard L. Forrester, Personal Representative P.O. Box 173, Loomis, WA 98827 Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on May 28, June 4, 11, 2015. #OVG634034


PUBLIC NOTICE SIX YEAR TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM Notice is hereby given that the Oroville City Council will hold a public hearing for the purpose of reviewing and adopting the Six Year Transportation Program for the years 20162021, at 7:00 pm, Tuesday, June 16, 2015 in the City Council Chambers. ATTEST: JoAnn L. Denney Clerk-Treasurer Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on June 4, 11, 2015. #OVG636961

SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON COUNTY OF OKANOGAN Estate of JUANITA LEE MYRICK, Deceased. NO. 15-4-00044-5 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS PLEASE TAKE NOTICE The above Court has appointed Kevin James Myrick 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: May 28, 2015 /s/Dale L. Crandall Attorney for Kevin James Myrick, Personal Representative P.O. Box 173 Loomis, WA 98827 Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on May 28, June 4, 11, 2015. #OVG634032

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Civil Service Exam The City of Tonasket Civil Service Commission will be testing for a Chief of Police eligibility list on Friday July 10, 2015. Call 509-486-2132 for an application packet or write to City of Tonasket, P.O. Box 487, Tonasket, WA. 98855. Applications will be accepted until 4:30 pm, July 6th, 2015. Alice Attwood Clerk-Treasurer Civil Service Secretary Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on June 4, 11, 2015. #OVG636938

Notice of Application and Threshold SEPA Determination CUP 2015-3 “Buddha Amitabha Pure Land Retreat” An application has been submitted by the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition Inc. for a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) to operate a religious retreat. The project will include seven residences and two water systems on 366.4 acres. The project site is located approximately 16.7 miles east of Riverside, take Tunk Creek Rd and continue for approximately 16 miles and turn north onto Fritz Rd, continue to destination. The properties are located on tax parcel numbers 3528242006, 3529193005, 3529190010 & 3520190012. According to Washington State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) regulations, the office of Okanogan County Planning and Development issued a threshold environmental determination of non-significance (DNS) for this proposal. The public is invited to comment on this project. Said comments must be submitted in writing, or attend the public hearing. The public hearing for this project is not yet scheduled. Project comments and SEPA comments will be reviewed separately. SEPA comments must be submitted in writing no later than 5:00 p.m., June 17, 2015. Failure to comment by this date denies a party standing to appeal the final determination. Direct questions and comments to: Okanogan County Office of Planning & Development, Anna Randall, 123 5th Ave. N, Suite 130, Okanogan, WA 98840, (509) 422-7117. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on June 4, 2015. #OVG636694


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Victor Ronald Lesamiz

VICTOR RONALD LESAMIZ Victor Ronald Lesamiz, 72, died Thursday morning, May

Fred York Jr.

FRED YORK JR Fred York Jr, age 78, passed away Memorial Day, May 25, 2015 at his home in Oroville. He was born April 24, 1937 in De Queen, Arkansas, the son of Alpha Myrtle Ballard and Fred York Sr. In 1947, the family migrated north, camping out in fields and by the roadside for the entire journey. In his early teen years, Fred spent his summers in the high Chopaka country riding and herding cattle for the Jessup Cattle Company and loved every minute of being on his horse in the mountains, later often telling of the many adventures he had. Fred attended school in Molson and Oroville before joining the United States Air Force in 1955, along with seven other young men from Oroville. After serving

Ike M. Fisher

IKE M. FISHER Ike (Lyle) M. Fisher of Tonasket, Wash., passed away peacefully at home on May 17th, at 13:40 hours, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Tacoma, Wash. on April 22nd, 1930, to William and Pearl (Paul) Fisher. Ike was 85 years old. After losing his mother, and with his father away for work most of the time, various relatives stepped in to help raise him. When Ike was only a year old, his mother passed away, and then his father died when he was eightyears-old. Ike was living with his grandmother at the time of her passing; he was nine-years-old then. Ike, along with one of his brothers, were sent off to live with their Aunt Myrtle, who already had a house full of children– but

28th at Sacred Heart Hospital surrounded by his family. Ronald was born October 30, 1942 to Victor Junior and Lola Lesamiz in Tonasket Washington. Ronald was a lifelong resident of the Tonasket – Oroville area working the family ranch until 1978. Since then Ronald has made his life here in the valley driving truck and working Rock N Roll Excavating. Ronald married Francis Cline December 31, 1966. Living in the Tonasket - Oroville Community; together they raised three children Lana Smith, John Lesamiz and Kathy Lamb. Ronald enjoyed visiting with his friends, being surrounded by his family, and most of all teasing his grandchildren. Ronald is survived by his wife of 48 years, Francis Lesamiz. His children Lana Smith, her husband, Randy; John Lesamiz, his wife Cindy; Kathy Lamb,

her husband Jodie; his grandchildren, Jake Smith, Kaitlyn Smith, Allyson Smith, Cody Smith, Renee Leavell Lesamiz, Tyler James, Brayden Lamb, Jordan Lamb, Cori Fuller, her husband Kenny, Fawn Scott, her husband Willy, Matt Scates, and great grandchildren Owen James, Abby Fuller, Bailey Fuller, Charlie Fuller; one brother, Gary Lesamiz, three sisters, Carolyn Hesler, Ethleen Rhees, and Alicia Graham; along with numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Victor Lesamiz Jr., and his mother, Lola Wyles Lesamiz. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, June 13, at the Brethern Church in Ellisforde; Stephen Larson officiating. There will be a dinner reception immediately following. Memorial contributions can be made to the Oroville Ambulance Fund.

his term in the Air Force, he later joined the U.S. Army. He loved his country and was a proud member of the American Legion. In 1963, he married Beverly Harrington.They had one son, Shane, who was the apple of his eye.Fred took Shane with him starting at a young age on all the camping, hunting and fishing trips, instilling in him the love of the wilderness and outdoors.During these times, Fred was employed by the U.S. Forest Service where he was very proud to have helped survey most of the roads around Beaver Canyon. In 1968, the family moved to the Seattle area, where he was employed by the Seattle Water Department, working his way up to Safety Supervisor. Fred retired in 1996 with 28 years of service. In 1983, he married Gwen Holt Oakes and they spent vacations and summers hiking, backpacking and canoeing arctic rivers and lakes. In 1999 Fred and Gwen canoed the Sheenjek River in the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve. Fred loved being in the wilderness. He loved hunting and fishing. Following retiring and moving back to Oroville, he spent every May Day in the parade either on a horse, or on a tractor. He loved to be in the parade waving and greeting everyone. He spent many weekends for four years driving granddaughter Ashley to horse shows all over Washington State. He tried to take his young

grandsons on some kinds of small adventures, either canoeing, journeying north to Skagway, Whitewater rafting or spending a week in a cabin at Bonaparte Lake. He was preceded in death by his parents and his son. He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years Gwen; his sisters Marjie (Chett) Guyll, Mary (Richard) Ellis and Lenora Williamson; loving niece and nephew Joanne and Dennis Louden; stepsons Bill Oakes, Jerry (Colleen) Oakes, honorary son Bob Zaler, stepdaughter Hollie (Mike) Darbyson and Valli (Gordon) Schroeter, grandsons Gabe, Damon and Bryce Darbyson, Tyson Oakes, Dylan Oakes, Evan and Drew Schroeter, granddaughters Ashley Oakes and Kasey York and special to his heart, Payton; nephews Travis Louden, Brad (Willie) Guyll, Mike (Lisa) Guyll and Rick (Wena) Ellis; nieces Misty (John) Glover, Kelly (Aaron) Atay, Leah Williamson, Rebecca (Dave) Walters and numerous great grandchildren. Fred truly enjoyed life and will be greatly missed. Military services will be conducted on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Oroville Riverview cemetery. A luncheon will follow at the Oroville American Legion. Pastor Randy McAllister and the Oroville American legion are officiating. Memorials may be made to the Frontier Hospice, Streetscape or the charity of your choice. Bergh Funeral Service and Crematory is in care of arrangements.

took them in anyway. As a teenager Ike and his brother tried out bucking horses for the Moomaw rodeo stock. When he was not attending school, Ike also worked for a local rancher. At the age of 19 Ike entered the United States Coast Guard, to which he served honorably for three years, three months, and 25 days. Due to his time overseas, he was eligible for early release. During his tour of duty he met and married Sue Bettes of Galveston, Texas. Of this union, two boys were born; Ronald Fisher of Radcliff, Kent. and Melborn Fisher of Elk, Wash. Post discharge from the U.S.C.G., Ike worked again for the same rancher that employed him as a teenager. A short time later he purchased a logging truck and drove that for a while. Eventually he began driving truck for Tony Grillo (Dick Johnson took over the company after Tony passed away) and continued driving for that company and after 36 years of truck driving, he finally retired in 1990. Ike and Sue ended up getting divorced, after which he met and married Doris Picard, giving him two more children from the start. Pamela Perron, and Terry Fisher, both of Spokane, Wash. Doris later passed away, and in 1989 Ike married his longtime friend, Nadean Lyon. This union gave him three more sons, and three more daughters.


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Steven Long (deceased), Dirk Long (deceased), Mark Long of Taylorsville, MS., Ronni Sandoval and Sherri Thomas both of Tonasket and Christine Richey of Spokane. Ike also helped to raise Nadean’s granddaughter, Reizel Beatty of Tonasket who was six-yearsold at the time of their marriage. Ike was preceded in death by his mother and father, brother Gordon Fisher; wife Doris Fisher and sons Steven and Dirk Long. He is survived by his brother William (Bill) Fisher of Brewster, Wash., wife Nadean Fisher of Tonasket, four sons, four daughters and many cousins, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great grandchildren and even one great-great-grandchild. Ike was an inspiration to his entire family, and anyone else who was lucky enough to know him. He silently taught us hard work, patience, endurance, strength, and unconditional love. He is dearly missed, but his life is greatly celebrated. Full military honors will be held at the Tonasket Cemetery on Saturday, June 6 at 1 p.m. and a memorial service and light luncheon will follow at the Tonasket Eagles. The family has requested that donations be made in Ike’s name, to the American Legion family of Tonasket, Wash. in lieu of flowers.


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CHURCH GUIDE Come join us!


Faith Lutheran Church

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

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

1715 Main Street Oroville 11:00 a.m. English Mass every Sunday 1:00 p.m. Spanish Mass every Sunday Father Jose Maldonado • 476-2110

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

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

Oroville United Methodist

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

Valley Christian Fellowship

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

LOOMIS Loomis Community Church

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

CHESAW Chesaw Community Bible Church

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

MOLSON Community Christian Fellowship

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

RIVERSIDE Riverside Lighthouse - Assembly of God

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

TONASKET Tonasket Bible Church

Trinity Episcopal

10 6th East and Whitcomb • 509-429-2948 602 Central Ave., Oroville Pastor Stephen Williams • 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

Holy Rosary Catholic Church

Church of Christ

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

Seventh-Day Adventist

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

Oroville Free Methodist

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

NEW Hope Bible Fellowship

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

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call Charlene 509- 476-3602 ext 3050

1st & Whitcomb Ave., Tonasket 9 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, 509-486-3541 Open doors affirming deversity and welcoming to all




Class of


Saturday, June 6th, 2015 at 2 p.m. Tonasket High School Gymnasium

Class Color: Royal Blue & Black Class Flower: White Rose Class Motto: “When nothing goes right, go left” Class Song: Centuries by Fall Out Boy Abran Alvarez Wells Fargo Bank

Blake Ash Smith & Nelson

Michael Biernacki Smith & Nelson

12 Year Senior Parent(s): Eduarda and Abraham Alvarez High School Activities: FBLA: 9th grade member, 10th grade treasurer. JV Soccer 9th grade Varsity Soccer 10th-12th. Plans After Graduation: Attend Spokane Community College for first 2 years then transfer to the University of Washington.

12 Year Senior Parent(s): Lissa Mensik and Michael Ash High School Activities: High school football and soccer. Plans After Graduation: Marines

12 Year Senior: Parent(s): Katrina Biernacki, Martin Elliott, Stanley Biernacki, and Kristi Biernacki Plans After Graduation: Wenatchee Valley College

Elvira Alvarez Wells Fargo Bank

Kahlil Butler North Valley Hospital

Ethan Bensing Superior Auto Parts

Parent(s): Chanon & Mark Butler High School Activities: Knowledge Bowl, and Band. Plans After Graduation: Americorps

Esmeralda Cano Allen’s Auto Parts

Hilda Celestino La Ultima Mexicatessen

James Coleman North Valley Hospital

Parent(s): Iliana Cano and Erik Cano Gonzalez High School Activities: Cheerleader my senior year for football Plans After Graduation: Either manager in Tourism Business or Welding. Other: Favorite teacher: Ms. Chase, Favorite food: Enchiladas, Best school memory: Sophomore year getting pranked that I had to pay $300 for tardies that it was a fee, I believed it got upset and went to the office asking if I could make payments, the secretary laughed and told me whoever said that was joking. - Thanks Mr. Rader. Favorite quote “God doesn’t give you problems you can’t handle.

12 Year Senior Parent(s): Maria & Ferriol Celestino High School Activities: Soccer, Basketball, and M.E.Ch.A. Plans After Graduation: Attend EWU and pursue a career in Occupational Therapy.

Parent(s): Anthony & Tammy Coleman High School Activities: Football, Basketball, Baseball, Wrestling, and FFA Plans After Graduation: Go to a technical school to further my education in the field I’m going to pursue. Favorite teacher: Pilkinton. Favorite memory: Beating Warden in football to proceed to State Playoffs.

Devyn Catone Midway Building Supply

Smith Condon Bob Raymer’s Machine Works

Dirrick Christensen The Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune

Deoha Braggs La Ultima Mexicatessen 12 Year Senior Parent(s): Ignacio Alvarez and Adela Urapo High School Activities: I am in M.E.Ch.A club all year, and during the winter I do the boys basketball varsity stats. Plans After Graduation: Attend WSU in the fall of 2015, and study Digital Media and Photography. Quote: No matter how you feel, Get up, Dress up, Show up and never give up.

12 Year Senior Parent(s): Shawn & Maricela Bensing High School Activities: Freshman- JV Basketball, SophomoreSenior Varsity Basketball 3-year letter, Freshman-Senior Varsity Track 4-year letter. Plans After Graduation: Go to Spokane and attend a community college. High School memory: Sports.

Parent(s): Brandy & Doug Sanders Plans After Graduation: Getting a job Favorite Teacher: Chelsea Freeman

12 Year Senior Parent(s): Ken & Bobbie Catone High School Activities: Football, and FFA Plans After Graduation: I am fighting fire over the summer then attending Eastern Washington University. Other: I live my life a quarter mile at a time. And for those 10 seconds, I’m free.

Parent(s): Jill Crofoot High School Activities: FBLA, Cross Country, Track & Field Plans After Graduation: Work and attending college at Western Washington University this fall. Other: HS memories: Qualifying for state in Track & Cross Country. Quote: The best revenge is great success- Frank Sinatra



Tonasket Class of 2015 David Curtis Superior Auto Parts

Christian Garcia VIP Insurance - Tonasket

Somer Hankins Hughes Greenhouse

Blaine Hirst Bob’s Barber Shop

Rebeccah Holberg Family Health Centers

Austin Knowlton Beyers Market

12 Year Senior Parent(s): Darren Curtis and Rose Hannah High School Activities: Varsity Track & Field and FFA member Plans After Graduation: Army

12 Year Senior Parent(s): Pedro Garcia and Hilda Lopez High School Activities: Football, Basketball, and Soccer Plans After Graduation: Attend college at WVC

Parent(s): Nicole Currier and Patrick Hankins High School Activities: Freshmen: Soccer and Basketball. Sophomore: Cheerleading and volleyball. Junior: Cheerleading. Senior: N/A Plans After Graduation: I start my full time summer job and going to Kaplan University for a Bachelors of science in small business and entrepreneurship. I am currently building a home on some property and plan to open my own business in design. Favorite Memory: Senior year when I got my car, a group of friends and I went to the park at lunch during winter and had a snowball fight.

12 Year Senior Parent(s): Lacey Hirst, Danny Pavek, Ron and Bonnie Hirst Plans After Graduation: I plan to either just start working until I find out what I want to do for sure. I am thinking about going to lineman school. Other: My favorite thing to do would be spending most of my time outdoors. Fishing, hunting, driving backroads, and just having fun outdoors.

Parent(s): Joy Rustan (mom) Plans After Graduation: Fashion College

12 Year Senior Parent(s): Laura & James Knowlton High School Activities: Football and wrestling Plans After Graduation: Something.

Travis Deggeller Upper Valley Realty

Allison Glanzer Roy’s Pharmacy

Frank Holfeltz Smith & Nelson

Eithan Knowlton Beyers Market

Johan Hjaltason Roy’s Pharmacy

Colt Hatch Grant’s Market Parent(s): Martin & Teresa Deggeller High School Activities: Vex Robotics 12th grade, Wrestling 9th grade, Upward Bound 10th-12th grade. Plans After Graduation: Study at Eastern Washington University

Chad Gregory Edwards The Split End

12 Year Senior Parent(s): Tyrone & Janet Glanzer High School Activities: Drama, Band, ASB, junior and senior class officer, volleyball, knowledge bowl, and track Plans After Graduation: Work for a year, then go on a year and half proselytizing mission for the LDS Church then attend BYU Idaho when I return. Favorite Food: I love potatoes, especially freshly cooked yellow potatoes.

Diego Goudeau Tonasket Natural Foods Co-op

12 Year Senior Parent(s): Sally Hutton and Greg & Ruth Edwards High School Activities: Senior Year: ASB President, Mr. T homecoming king, 2nd in State Wrestling, 1st team all-league offensive guard football, WA State all star east/west football team, Junior Year: 5th State FFA parliamentary procedure team, Played football, wrestling, and track all 4 years, Honor roll all 4 years, member of T-Club. Plans After Graduation: Attend EWU obtain a degree in education Other: Favorite Food: Lasagna, Favorite HS memory: Playing football, Favorite teachers: Mr. Rader and Mr. Deebach, Quote: Yesterday is history tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift that’s why they call it the present.

Tiffany Ferdon Maximus Fitness Center

12 Year Senior Parent(s): Will & Rowena Holfeltz High School Activities: Football, wrestling, and FFA Quote: If in doubt, flat out. Colin McRae

12 Year Senior Parent(s): Sig & Karen Hjaltason Plans After Graduation: Attend SCC Favorite Teacher: Glen Braman

Parent(s): Rob Hatch & Sherry Morris High School Activities: ASB V.P of Programs, basketball player, track & field participant, 2- year FBLA member, 4-year FFA member. Plans After Graduation: Get my transfer degree at Wenatchee Valley College in Omak. Then transfer to UW and major in communications. Quote: Don’t ever let someone tell you that you can’t, you want something go get it. Period. - Will Smith

Adam Halvorsen Beyers Market

Parent(s): Sheila Hoines and Joel Bickford High School Activities: Cross country, track & field, computer applications, publication, financial math/ stocks, basketball, hanging with friends, reading and writing. Plans After Graduation: Air Force My favorite Teachers: Mrs. Lind and Mr. Goyette.

12 Year Senior Parent(s): Mike & Toni Henneman High School Activities: FFA: 9th-12th grade, Football: 10th12th grade, Basketball: 9th-11th. Plans After Graduation: I plan to attend North Seattle Community College. Favorite Memory: Senior year of football.

Zac Kalista Smith & Nelson

12 Year Senior Parent(s): Brianna A. Hicks, and Chad M. Weaver High School Activities: Attending school and learning many things. Plans After Graduation: Move to Bellingham and attend college. Favorite Book: The Hitch Hiker’s to the Galaxy.

12 Year Senior Parent(s): Bryce and Teri Leep High School Activities: Football, Basketball, Tennis, T-club, Link Crew, ASB, FFA, and 4-H Plans After Graduation: To attend a 4 year university and major in a degree like pre-physical therapy or sports science.

Rosemary Luna Allen’s Auto Parts

Parent(s): Marcy Kalista High School Activities: Classes Plans After Graduation: Make lots of money Other: Chelsea is a beast.

Branden Hicks Wells Fargo Bank

Tim Frazier VIP Insurance - Tonasket

High School Activities: Wrestling, Basketball, and Tennis Plans After Graduation: EWU

Parent(s): Host parents John and Jessica Tafolla Plans After Graduation: Return to Australia and enjoy the rest of my gap year. Going to Cambodia to do a pilgrimage task. Once the year is finished I will start University studying architecture. Favorite Teacher: Mr. Anderson and miss Bjelland.

Jesse Holan Midway Building Supply

Plans After Graduation: Tech school to become a surgical tech.

Parent(s): Darin & Elaina Halvorsen High School Activities: Cross country, basketball, and track & field Plans After Graduation: Attend Everett Community College, get an AA Quote: With no power comes no responsibility.

Colton Leep Grant’s Market

Keeton Hoines Wilbur Ellis

Brock Henneman Tim’s Country Saw Shop 12 Year Senior Parent(s): Michael D. Goudeau and Rocio G. Hernandez High School Activities: The school activities that I do are art, math, language arts, and outreach, for outreach I do advisory, creative writing, cwp, and career concentration. My favorite activity is art because I love drawing and painting pictures. It is also my senior project Plans After Graduation: I am thinking of continuing to work at my dad’s restaurant to earn more money for college. Also, finding a school for me to attend...possibly Eastern Washington University. Other: My favorite teachers from the school years are, Mr. Robeck, Mr. Villialva, Mrs. Pruitt, Mrs. Lanigan, Mrs. Brazil, Mr. Mitchell, and Mr. Anderson. My favorite out of all is Mr. Anderson because he is funny, he taught me some ways to draw or paint pictures, and he is also a big fan of Star Wars just like me. I will miss him and all of the ones that I loved.

Matthew Josephson Highlandia Jewelers

12 Year Senior Parent(s): Laura & James Knowlton High School Activities: 4 year participated in football and wrestling Plans After Graduation: Work for DNR Quote: Tool man Tim Taylor: What do we need? More power!

Dayzi Keller Highlandia Jewelers 12 Year Senior Parent(s): Tony and Tina Holan High School Activities: Varsity tennis, HS marching band (trombone), Running Start Program, President of Phi Theta Kappa Honor, Society at Wenatchee Valley College. Plans After Graduation: This summer, I plan to make and sell 15-25,000 wooden drink coasters to pay for college, as well as fight fires and continue making wooden residential signs. Once I am able to go debt-free, I plan to major in marketing or managerial economics at Central Washington University. Quote: You don’t have to convince yourself to do everything. You just have to convince yourself to do the next thing. - Darren Hardy. Publisher of SUCCESS Magazine.

Parent(s): Angelia & Lincoln Keller High School Activities: Sports: Volleyball and Softball Plans After Graduation: 2-years community college, study law to be a cop. Quote: I’m not perfect.. in fact I’m far from it.. I’m just saying I’m worth it!

12 Year Senior Parent(s): Andy M. Luna High School Activities: WSU Upward Bound, basketball and track (one year), M. E.Ch.A 20142015 Vice President, President 2013-2014 (4 years), volunteering every 3rd Wednesday of every month at Pac Meeting (Immigrant/Daycare) Lots of volunteer service at school and community. Seminary ( church group) first two years. Plans After Graduation: Nursing Program in summer, then to attend Wenatchee Valley College to get my associates degree in nursing then transfer to Eastern Washington University, for my Bachelor’s degree in nursing. Quote: Life is a camera… focus on what’s important, capture the good times, develop from the negatives and if things don’t work out take another shot.



Class Motto: “When nothing goes right, go left” Emma Kuusela Wells Fargo Bank

Kallie Mirick Wells Fargo Bank

Sydney Nielsen US Bank

Abe Podkranic Wild Rose Floral Design C o - Va le d ic

Jesse Manring Superior Auto Parts

12 Year Senior Parent(s): Grant and Judy Mirick High School Activities: Track & Field, Cross Country, Football Cheerleading, FFA, Upward Bound, ASB, Running Start. Plans After Graduation: Transferrin this fall to a University (undecided) to pursue an education in health science.

Parent(s): Marilee & Troy Nielsen Plans After Graduation: I’m going to community college in Walla Walla for photography. I will be living with my cousin Shelby Scott, I can’t wait to live with her, because it is going to be so much fun. Other: I loved taking senior pictures of my friends.

Angel Martinez The Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune

Morgan O’Brien Lee Frank Mercantile

Parent(s): Kelli Podkranic High School Activities: Current: FBLA, Cross country (captain), ASB school board rep, track and field (captain), Law enforcement exploring, patrol explorer in charge of the Oroville border patrol explorer post # 0023, valedictorian of the class of 2015, Past: FFA, Junior class president, sophomore class treasurer. Plans After Graduation: Going to WSU Honors college and major in chemical engineering. Quote: Pain is temporary, pride is forever.

Carlos Moreno Tonasket Pizza Company

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12 Year Senior Parent(s): Kim and Marty Sapp High School Activities: FFA and ASB Plans After Graduation: Several opportunities available, but still thinking. Favorite memory: ``would have to be all my classes with Deebach because that “melonhead” has his “life together!”

12 Year Senior Parent(s): Jay & Shannon O’Brien High School Activities: FFA, FBLA, tennis, wrestling, and football. Plans After Graduation: A degree in nursing Quote: Life’s a garden, dig it. -Joe Dirt

Jose Ortega Maximus Fitness Center

Alexander Mershon Baker’s Acres

12 Year Senior Parent(s): Jeff Sackman and Jean Ramsey High School Activities: Freshman: volleyball, basketball, boys soccer stats. Sophomore: soccer, basketball, boys soccer stats, FFA, class rep. Junior: basketball, boys soccer stats, FFA, ASB secretary, link crew, junior princess. Senior: soccer, tennis, FFA, ASB V.P of publicity, link crew, homecoming queen. Plans After Graduation: Attend Wenatchee Valley Community College to get my AA, then transfer to a 4 year once I decide what I would like to pursue. Quote: Life isn’t always easy, but that is what makes everyday interesting.

12 Year Senior Parent(s): Sister- Maria Moreno High School Activities: Boys basketball, football, M.E.Ch.A, FFA, tennis, and track Plans After Graduation: Attending Spokane Community College, taking their criminal justice program Quote: If you’re afraid to fail, then you’re probably going to fail. -Kobe Bryant

Mary Naylor Beyers Market

Charlie Sanchez Hair Designz

12 Year Senior Parent(s): Adela Ramirez and Humberto Salas High School Activities: Running start student Plans After Graduation: Plan to finish my business degree and become a successful business women in multiple industries. Other: I really like being a running start student. It was the best time investment in my life and I would love to see other high school students become part of it.

12 Year Senior Parent(s): Maria G. Diza Plans After Graduation: U.S Army or Construction

Liberty Jane Newton Highlandia Jewelers

12 Year Senior Parent(s): Juan and Anselma Cervantes High School Activities: Basketball and FFA Plans After Graduation: Go to the coast and get my secondary education. Coming back as a heavy equipment operator.

Haley Montowski Tonasket Pizza Co.

Brooke Nelson Wells Fargo Bank

Parent(s): Paul and Courtney Montowski High School Activities: Dance at LFQ School of Dance, senior class president, sophomore class v.p, children’s dance theatre, link crew Plans After Graduation: To attend Western Washington University and major in elementary education and minor in dance. Quote: Learn to love the process.

12 Year Senior Parent(s): Steve and Teri Nelson High School Activities: FFA 9th-12th, basketball 9th-12th, tennis 12th. Plans After Graduation: After graduation I plan on moving to Idaho and getting a job in animal science.

Rachel Sawyer OK Chevy

12 Year Senior Parent(s): Bryan & Rebecca Sawyer High School Activities: Drama club, varsity volleyball, basketball cheerleading. Plans After Graduation: Pursue an elementary education degree. Be happy and enjoy life. Quote: You’re only given one little spark of madness; you mustn’t lose it. - Robin Williams Parent(s): Federico Sanchez High School Activities: Conditioning class, soccer team, (freshman and sophomore year.) Plans After Graduation: Go to a 2 year college Other: Dragon Ball Z

12 Year Senior Parent(s): Dan and Teresa Naylor High School Activities: Involved in publications and lettered in Track and field Quote: I don’t say we ought to misbehave, but we should look as though we could. - Oscar Wilde

Parent(s): Carol Santana- Vasquez Plans After Graduation: Mischief Quote: When it is all finished, you will discover it was never random.

Antonio Sanchez Smith & Nelson

Polina Gladkaya Highlandia Jewelers

12 Year Senior Parent(s): Jeff & Sheryl Mershon High School Activities: Knowledge bowl Plans After Graduation: Higher education Favorite Show: Adventure Time

Gabriela Santana Bob Raymer’s Machine Works

Maria Salas North Valley Hospital

12 Year Senior Parent(s): Dean Manring High School Activities: FFA, football, basketball, baseball, Tclub, ASB Plans After Graduation: Going to Perry Tech in Yakima for welding.

Parent(s): Erika Mendez and Jose Antonio Garcia Arreola High School Activities: M.E.Ch.A, football, and soccer Plans After Graduation: Go to Eastern for 4 years for a degree of sports medicine or mechanical engineering.

Darbee Sapp II Sisters Licensing Agency

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Manuel Puente Grant’s Market

Esgar Mendez Gold Digger Apples, Inc.

Jensen Sackman North Valley Hospital

12 Year Senior: Yes Parent(s): Randall & Teresa Newton High School Activities: In my high school years I was in drama as an underclassmen and every single year I have been in powderpuff football Favorite Book: 50 Shades of Grey. Favorite Food is spaghetti!

Cesar Mariscal Reynoso Wilbur Ellis

12 Year Senior Parent(s): Guadalupe and Petra Reynoso High School Activities: Soccer Plans After Graduation: Get a job and pursue a higher education

Timmarica Spellman Grant’s Market

Adrian Palomares Maximus Fitness Center

Dalton Smith Family Health Centers

12 Year Senior Parent(s): Leighton & Trina Smith High School Activities: Track and field, knowledge bowl. Plans After Graduation: Higher education

12 Year Senior Parent(s): Teresa Palomares (mom), Jesus Palomares (dad), Christina Palomares (stepmom) High School Activities: FFA as a freshman and sophomore, track shot put, discus, triple jump, 400 mile as a sophomore and junior, tennis doubles as a senior, M.E.Ch.A as a sophomore. Plans After Graduation: Plan to attend WSU in Pullman, WA Other: 32 warlock w/ Max Gally looking to embark on a crota fresh run for weapons, armor, and most likely disappointment. Message Elite Gu3rrilla for invite

12 Year Senior Parent(s): Stacie and Brandon Perez, Belinda Spellman, Susan McCue High School Activities: Volleyball, track, macho man volleyball coach, internship at the Omak veterinarian office, WVC science club secretary, WVC Phi Theta Kepte club member, member of the scholars National Society of high school scholars, running start student wildland firefighter (summer), crew member (coworker) at Dairy Queen. Plans After Graduation: Attend Washington State University at Pullman in the fall of 2015 to work on my bachelors in animal science. After my bachelor’s I’m going to work on earning my doctorate of veterinary medicine Favorite Quote: Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground. - T.R



Tonasket Class of 2015

“You deserve to see your dreams come true… congratulations!”

Anna St. Martin Tonasket Interiors

12 Year Senior Parent(s): Carol & Monty Betcher High School Activities: Tennis, Marching band, tutoring, robotics club, keyboardist at Riverside Lighthouse youth group ( not school related) Plans After Graduation: Get my AA degree at Omak and transfer to a university; hoping to be a band or art teacher someday. Other: One of my favorite memories is going to a state robotics competition the first year a robotics club was offered at Tonasket High School. It was so fun to be there with Mr. Anderson and my friends, and I’m so thankful we got to build a robot and compete together.

Michael Timm OK Chevy

12 Year Senior Parent(s): Brent and Joy Timm Plans After Graduation: To go to 2 year school or trade school. Get a job in computers Quote: Do your best! The best is all you can do!

Shoshanna Thomas-McCue Hughes Greenhouse

Dallas Tyus OK Chevy

12 Year Senior Parent(s): Susan McCue and Robert Thomas High School Activities: Marching band, Flag corp, Choir, knowledge bowl. Plans After Graduation: Continue my pursuit to happiness

Parent(s): Jay and Julie Tyus High School Activities: 3 sport varsity athlete(football,wrestling,t rack) Involved in FFA as a chapter and district officer as well as competing in many CDE’S. Youth leader at 4GD youth group, T-CLUB. Plans After Graduation: Go to college to eventually become an agriculture teacher and FFA advisor. Quote: May the road rise to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, the rains soft upon your fields and until we meet again may God hold you in the palm of his hand.

Sabrina Perez The Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune

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Alissa Young Grant’s Market

Johnathan Tellez OK Chevy

Parent(s): Jose Tellez & Norma Gomez High School Activities: Track Plans After Graduation: Get hands on experience in construction then going to college to become an engineer. also go on a road trip to Cali. Favorite funny quote: If you’re not first you’re last, if you’re second you’re the best loser. -Ricky Bobby

Aspen Verhasselt North Valley Hospital

Jeffery Wilbur The Junction

Alyssa Warner Highlandia Jewelers

Parent(s): Kim Palmgren, Randy Wilbur, Darwin Palmgren Plans After Graduation: Continue working at the junction and go to the Omak college. Favorite Teacher: Chelsea Freeman and Annie Wilkison.


Parent(s): Helen & Duane Verhasselt

Lucas Vugteveen Hughes Greenhouse

12 Year Senior Parent(s): Tim and Jill Vugteveen High School Activities: Track, soccer, and wrestling. Plans After Graduation: Go to college and study to become an anesthesiologist. Other: I’m a cowboy.

Noe Vazquez Family Health Centers

12 Year Senior Parent(s): Jennifer Wells and Ronnie Dellinger High School Activities: Volleyball, football cheer, basketball cheer, track and field, FCCLA, 6th grade camp counselor, senior class secretary, upward bound. Plans After Graduation: Attend college for environmental science or studies Quote: Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you appear and smarter than you think. - Winnie the Pooh

Isaiah Yaussy-Albright Roy’s Pharmacy

Parent(s): Olga Vazquez & Angel Gomez High School Activities: Varsity soccer Plans After Graduation: Work for a year then attend community college and transfer to WSU to finish my studies. Quote: Why worry.

Caleb Lofthus Highlandia Jewelers

Parent(s): Lee and Betty LaCoss Plans After Graduation: Moving to Wenatchee for college Quote: All is fair in love, war, and pokemon battles.

Marshall West Bob Raymer’s Machine Works

12 Year Senior Parent(s): Shane & Jennifer West High School Activities: N/A Plans After Graduation: After graduation I want to learn how to program or go into the military.

Parent(s): Craig & Sharon Lofthus High School Activities: Football, Wrestling, Attained AA through Running Start, Attained Black Belt through Cariker Academy of self-defense. Plans After Graduation: Pursuing Bachelor’s Degree in Recreational Therapy, concentrating on special needs and disabilities, marry a christian girl and have lots of children that look just like her. Other: Favorite Coach: Mr. Dave Mitchell, Favorite Bands: 80’s Christian Rock, Favorite Book: Pilgrim’s Progress.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish Tonasket Grads the Best of Luck!




Class of

Saturday, June 13th at 2 p.m. - Coulton Auditorium Class Colors: Navy and White

Class Flower: Stargazer Lily

Class Motto: “Live each day as if your life has just begun.”

Photo by Charlene Helm

Andrea Perez Community Auto

Cesar Lozano Hughes Department Store

Dalton Shaw Oroville Dental Center

Dustin Nigg Double ‘A’ Logging, Inc.

Jessica Galvan Expressions Espresso

Jordan Smith Oroville Reman & Reload

12 Year Senior Parents: Luis & America Perez High School Activities: 4 years Varsity Volleyball. 4 yrs. stat keeping for high school Wrestling team. Plans after Graduation: I plan on getting an accounting degree through North Hennepin Community College.

12 Year Senior Parents: Manuel & Rita Lozano Plans after Graduation: Work at USIC then go to become a Homeland Security Agent. Quote: We don’t remember days, we remember moments – Pavese

12 Year Senior Parents: Colleen Mckinney & John Shaw High School Activities: Soccer Plans after Graduation: Being in Wenatchee as Law Enforcement officer. Quotes: “The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time” ~ John Lennon

12 Year Senior Parents: Shawn & Dalene Nigg High School Activities: Football, Basketball and Baseball Plans after Graduation: Border Patrol / County Sheriff Quote: “Live the Dream, Love the Life” ~ Anonymous

Parents: Daniel & Fatima Galvan High School Activities: Volleyball and Basketball Cheer. Plans after Graduation: United States Air Force.

Parents: Nanette & Daniel Smith High School Activities: Wrestling, Little kids Wrestling Coach. Plans after Graduation: Work, move somewhere. Quote: Squats are like life – It’s about standing up when something heavy tries to keep you down.

Bethany Roley Oroville Building Supply

Parents: Ross & Neysa Roley High School Activities: Football and Basketball cheerleading 3 years. ASB & class Presidency. FBLA 2 years. Soccer. Be the Change Club. UPWARD Bound and AVID tutor. Plans after Graduation: Attend EWU and work towards a career as a Dental Hygienist. Favorite Teacher: Mrs. Loudon

Cody Tibbs Hughes Department Store

12 Year Senior Parents: Mitch & Trish Tibbs High School Activities: 4 years Football and Basketball Plans after Graduation: Law Enforcement

Dylan Shaw Oroville Dental Center

12 Year Senior Parent(s): Colleen Mckinney High School Activities: Soccer Plans after Graduation: Move to Seattle and attend community college. Other: One thing I’ve learned about life is that it goes on.

Jetta Youker AJ’s Barber Shop

Elena Beltran Oroville Pharmacy

Parent(s): Christina Beltran High School Activities: Being a social butterfly! Plans after Graduation: Attend College for Radiology Technician. Quote: “From the bottom of the ash I rose” - Machine Gun Kelly

Cristian Diaz Gold Digger Apples, Inc.

Parent(s): JoAnn Youker High School Activities: I played Varsity Basketball, Golf and Track. Involved in illustrated movement at Cascade. Also, involved with Maps at Cascade. Plans after Graduation: Plan to become an independent business owner and a successful entrepreneur. I plan to attend either Holt International Business School or attend Eastern Washington University. Quote: They don’t want my love they just want my potential ~ XO

Parent(s): Elizabeth Ortiz High School Activities: Writing, photography and freestyle soccer. Plans after Graduation: Entrepreneurship and stock trading. Quote: “Failing isn’t always failure.”



“Live each day as if your life has just begun.” Joseph Sarmiento Oroville Reman & Reload

Kali Peters Java Junkie

Ezequiel Delgado Frontier Foods

Nahum Garfias Oroville Reman & Reload

Parent: Constantina Delgado Cruz High School Activities: Class ASB, Sergeant of Arms, Soccer 3 years, Football 4 years, UPWARD Bound, 6th Grade camp counselor, Band Freshman year. Plans after Graduation: I plan to go to Spokane Community College and go into Automotive program to become a mechanic. Favorite Memory: Playing Football and Soccer with friends.

12 Year Senior Parents: Antonie & Florencia Garfias High School Activities: Executive ASB Sergeant at Arms, Be the Change member, Cross County 2 years, Track 1 year, AVID tutor, UPWARD, Band Plans after Graduation: Attend Washington State University and become a music journalist. Favorite Memory: Cross Country.

Serina Finley Eddie Angeles Gutierrez Hometown Pizza & Bakery Hometown Pizza & Bakery

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Parents: Roman Sarmiento & Kristin Pickering High School Activities: Football 4 years, Basketball 4 years, Tennis 4 years Plans after Graduation: Attend Spokane Community College Message: Thanks to my parents and other family.

Kyle Scott 76 Quik Mart

12 Year Senior Parents: Stephen Kessler & Laara Peters-Kessler High School Activities: Sergeant of Arms for ASB Freshman year, Freshman Class President, Sophmore Class Vice President, Junior and Senior Class social chair, “O” Club, National Honor Society, FBLA Chapter President, Member of Border Patrol Explorer Post 0023. Soccer 4 years, Basketball 4 years, Track 1 year. Plans after Graduation: Attend Washington State University in the Fall and earn a degree in Sports Medicine. Favorite Memory: The Feeling of being done with everything and knowing that graduation is so close. Favorite Quote: “You people need to quit wasting oxygen” Harold Jensen

Mick Fulmer Oroville Building Supply

12 Year Senior Parents: Estella Gutierrez & Hermilo Angeles Plans after Graduation: Work Quote: Those who look into the future won’t be in the past.

Ricky Mathis Napa Auto / Les Schwab

Parents: Rick Mathis Jr. and Jaime Mathis High School Activities: Junior & Senior Class President, UPWARD Bound, Be the Change Club, Red Cross blood drive coordinator. Plans after Graduation: Attend Washington State University in the Fall and obtain a degree in biology. Quote: “Shake...”

Steven Maupin Oroville Reman & Reload

Nicole Castaneda Appleway Video

Leonardo Curiel Steve Smith, CPA ctorian Valedi 12 Year Senior Parents: Kathy & Floyd Fulmer High School Activities: Football & Soccer. Sergeant of Arms in my class, Advisor for Border Patrol Explorers. I have helped with the Halloween Carnival every year of my 4 years of High School. Plans after Graduation: Go into Forrestry for a while and eventually into Border Patrol.

12 Year Senior Parents: Terry and Sharron Scott High School Activities: I played various sports for various lengths of time. Plans after Graduation: I plan to work through the Summer, then attend college in the Fall.

Kylee Davis North Valley Hospital

12 Year Senior Parents: Francisco Curiel & Antonia Martinez High School Activities: Played Soccer, Football, Wrestling for 4 years. Was Vice President for Be the Change Club, FBLA and National Honor Society. Plans after Graduation: Work to raise money for college. After working I will attend Washington State University to study to major in medicine in the Fall.

Monica Herrera Oroville Reman & Reload

12 Year Senior Parents: Marcie & Emilo Castaneda High School Activities: 2014 Homecoming Royalty, Princess. 2015 May Day Parade: Senior Royalty; Princess Attendant. Senior Project: World Cancer Day and Pennies for Patients Donation for Childrens Hospital. Plans after Graduation: I would like to get a job save up money to run my own day care and get CPR certified. I woul like to go to Wenatchee Valley College and study early childhood education. Favorite Teachers: Mrs. Loudon and Tam Hutchinson. Favorite Quote: Today is the oldest you’ve ever been and the youngest you’ll ever be again. ~ Anonymous

Brian Wise OK Chevy

Lily Hilderbrand VIP Insurance Parents: Ray and Teresa Davis High School Activities: Football/Basketball Cheer, President of Be the Change Club. Plans after Graduation: Attend EWU and pursue career as a teacher. Favorite Teacher: Mrs. Loudon

Lane Tietje Oroville Dental Center

Parents: Jennifer & Ted Tietje High School Activities: 4 years Varsity Football, 4 years Varsity Basketball, 3 years Varsity Golf, 1 year Varsity Baseball. Plans after Graduation: Work Quote: “You know it’s real when you are who you think you are.” ~ Drake

12 Year Senior Parents: John & Cori Hilderbrand High School Activities: Basketball & Tennis 4 years. Upward Bound, Little Dribblers Basketball Camp, FFA Plans after Graduation: Play Basketball for Everett Community College while getting my Associates Degree. Quote: I’m not here for a long time, I’m here for a good time ~ George Strait Other: I want to say how great it feels to have the amount of support I’ve received these 4 years in basketball. I couldn’t have made it this far without my coaches Mike Bourn, Bill Cottrell and Amber Lynch. The town is amazing at supporting the basketball program and I want to say thanks to everyone.

Parents: Gail & Diego Herrera High School Activities: I was homecoming princess my sophomore year. I was May Day Princess my Junior year. I was an attendant for May Day my Senior year. I played Volleyball since my 7th grade. I was on JV my Freshman year. I was a swinger my Sophomore year and Varsity my Junior and Senior year. Plans after Graduation: I plan on staying in Oroville and working for a year then attend school at Spokane Community College. After my 2 years I plan on transferring to a university. Quote: “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” - Elenor Roosvelt

12 Year Senior Parents: Elaina Gallant & Rick Mathis High School Activities: Football and Baseball Plans after Graduation: Work Quote: “Tough times never last, but tough people do” ~ Robert H. Schuller

Sarai Comacho Oroville Reman & Reload

12 Year Senior Parents: Steve Maupin High School Activities: Class Plans after Graduation: Work Quote: I ain’t here for a long time, I’m here for a good time.

Zachary Davis 76 Quik Mart

Parents: Maria Caballero and Gustano Comacho High School Activities: Volleyball, Track, Concessions, Class Officer – Secretary. Plans after Graduation: I plan on putting college off for maybe a year then go to a two-year college after, transfer to a four-year university. I plan on majoring in medical sonography.

Parents: Nina Davis & Brian Darrow Plans after Graduation: Go to college for Culinary Arts and become a Chef. Quote: Live everyday like it was your last because you never know if you’ll see tomorrow – 509 Fam

Trevor Shearer Oroville Reman & Reload 12 Year Senior Parents: Amy & John Wise High School Activities: Executive ASB President, Soccer 4 yrs, Football 4 yrs, Class Treasurer, LASC member, Leadership Camp 2 years, 6th grade camp counselor 2 yrs, Band Freshman yr. Plans after Graduation: Go to Gonzaga and become an Engineer. Quote: “Woof woof woof” - Finoa Wise 2015

Parents: Heather & Joe Shearer High School Activities: Football 3 years, Baseball 3 years Plans after Graduation: Work Other: Ms. Fancher was the best!

OROVILLE 12-Year Seniors

We would like to take this opportunity to wish Oroville Grads the Best of Luck!

Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune, June 04, 2015  

June 04, 2015 edition of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune

Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune, June 04, 2015  

June 04, 2015 edition of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune