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Mayor Spieth says city is close to signing new interlocal agreement with county BY GARY A. DE VON EDITOR@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM

OROVILLE – Oroville’s EMTs say they will resign from their positions Aug. 23, 215, claiming frustration with the city and especially Mayor Chuck Spieth. In five identical signed letters, Jackie Daniels, Janet Allen, Paul Bouchard, Lisa Bordwell and Tasha Robinson, claim the mayor “yelled, smashed his fist on the table and absolutely refused to give us any information.” However, other people attending the Tuesday, July 20 council meeting didn’t see it quite the same way, including the mayor himself. “I told Chris Allen that I would not answer any more questions, why should

Above, Lemar Wolley of Oroville drags the sled 203.67 feet with his 1952 Oliver 77 during exhibition runs Friday, July 24. Right, Mark Adams of Snohomish adds enough weights to the front of his 1997 Dodge Ram 2500 to put him in the Z.6 Diesel class, where he took first with a 209 foot pull. Bottom left, Steve Stevie, a Columbia Basin Antique Car Club member from Medical Lake, pulled the sled 238.48 feet in this 1936 Case with a 396 c.i. engine, purchased from a former puller in Illinois. Bottom right, Bonnie Siegfried of Tonasket, 16, grins after pulling the sled 248.97 feet with her 2013 Chevy DuraMax during Friday’s exhibition runs. Siegfried went on to take first place the next day in the Work Stock Diesel class with a pull of 189.9 feet.

I he isn’t even part of the ambulance service,” said Mayor Chuck Spieth,” adding that he did not feel the meeting had become a hostile environment, although he admit to being frustrated. “He (Allen) has made some pretty wild accusations about the city taking money from a donation to the ambulance fund. The city is audited, the rural ambulance district is audited... the state has never come to us and said we’ve misappropriated funds. We can account for every penny of it,” said the mayor. The city and county are in negotiations to sign a new interlocal agreement, which Mayor Spieth says is nearly complete and very much like the ones from past years.

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School Board says Gap ‘yes,’ guns ‘no’ threat,” said DeVon. “I want to see where the board’s mind is and where the public’s is before OROVILLE – The majority of the we proceed with arming staff,” said Oroville School Board seemed less than Superintendent Steve Quick. “I don’t want it to be a major ready to approve distraction for the staff members carI think we are rushing into school board.” rying guns, but the Quick added that this. I think we should fordistrict will forge school’s insurahead with Gap get about arming teachers the ers are also hesitraining for the right now and recommend tant about insuring 2015/16 school year we look at it again in six armed staff. and won’t arm staff. “They recomThe subject came months,” mend not to do it,” up at the end of the School Director Todd Hill, said Quick. board’s Monday, Oroville Police Chief “I can tell you July 27 meetour prosecutor is ing. While Board not for this and he Chairman Rocky DeVon suggested there be another pub- would be the one defending the staff in lic meeting to hear from John Ladines case of a incident,” said Board member of Force Dynamics, the rest of the board Todd Hill, who is also Oroville’s Police seemed unwilling to hear more about Chief. Hill added, “The FBI has studied this arming staff at this point in time. Gap training helps staff learn to fight back and they concluded a student has a better and to protect students and staff from chance of being struck by lightning than becoming victims when there is a threat being injured in a school shooting.” “I think we’re rushing into this. I think in their school. “We had a public meeting last week we should forget about arming teachers about Gap training and whether to allow right now and recommend we look at certain trained staff to carry concealed weapons at school in case there is a SEE NO GUNS | PG A2 BY GARY A. DE VON

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Promising fun films and fun times– Tumbleweed Film Fest returns BY GARY A. DE VON EDITOR@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM

OROVILLE – The sixth annual Tumbleweed Film Festival returns to Oroville July 30 to Aug. 1, bringing plenty of great short films and good times, as it turns local venues in the area into film theaters for a night. This year’s Tumbleweed Film Festival kicks off with an opening night reception at the Pastime Bar and Grill on Thursday, July 30 at 5:30 p.m., followed by screenings at Vicki’s Backdoor Club at 7 p.m.. A Family Night of short films also takes place at the Oroville High School Commons on tThursday at 6 p.m. Then on Friday, July 31 the festival

continues at the Alpine Brewing Co. area, as well as from the Seattle area,” said Geoff Klein, festiand closing night takes val co-founder. at the Esther Bricques “Tumbleweed offers Winery on Saturday, “Oroville is becoma great selection of Aug. 1. Each evening entertaining short offers a unique setting ing the home for a films, but it’s not just to watch the films with truly international film the films that make this a different set of short films from around the festival. We have two event so special,” adds Maureen Fine, who world. directors coming from co-founded the festi“Oroville is becomval with Klein. “Each ing the home for a Los Angeles...” venue offers its own truly international film Geoff Klein, Co-Founder unique atmosphere festival. We have two Tumbleweed Film Festival to the experience, so film directors coming it’s also a fun, social from Los Angeles and happening, where film have already sold tickets to filmgoers in the Okanagan B.C. goers can talk about the movies and also

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meet some of the filmmakers.” The festivities begin with an opening night reception at the Pastime Bar and Grill from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on the Alley Bar Patio. The reception includes hearty appetizers, including pulled pork nachos and bruschetta, as well as a beer, wine or a non-alcohol beverage, with music by singer, guitarist and keyboardist Jeff Gee. This is the Pastime’s first special event since Tim and Dianna Naillon took over as the new owners of the restaurant and bar. “We are happy that the Pastime will be carrying on the tradition of kicking off the Tumbleweed Film Festival with an opening reception,” said Vickie

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Above, left to right, Mikaela McCoy, Yessica Namecio, Katherine Egerton, Havannah Worrell, Ashaya ThomasAllen and Alexia Garcia are six students from Six students from Oroville High School had the opportunity to experience what university life is like first hand. As part of the GEAR-UP program the students spent four weeks attending Central Washington University and taking two university level classes per day. Upon completion of the four-week program the students each received seven college credits to use towards their postsecondary education. Each student completed University 101 where they learned to develop study skills, budgeting their time, studying in groups, and how to be a successful student. In addition the students completed and received credit for the following classes: Egerton, Biology 101; Garcia, Math 101; McCoy, Computer Science 112; Nemecio, Math 101; ThomasAllen, Computer Science 112; and Worrell, Biology 101. GEAR-UP’s vision is that all students are academically, socially, and financially prepared to enter and complete the postsecondary program or institution of their choice.

AMBULANCE | FROM A1 “We actually came to a tentative agreement last Thursday, it just needs to be fine tuned using the existing agreement and making a few tweaks,” said Spieth. “We are almost to the point where everyone can sign it.” Allen, who dropped off copies of the resignation letters at the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune says the EMTs are forming their own non-profit ambulance group called North Star Medical, which he says has been registered with the Department of Health. He said the group has already received the donation of a 1999 Ford ambulance from Ballard Ambulance and they are ready to serve the EMS District should they be hired to do so. “Chuck blew up at me and I told him he will not disrespect me as long as I am a taxpayer in this city. At that meeting all the EMTs informed him that I speak for them and they said the same at the county commissioner’s meeting,” said Allen, who claims the county and city can’t work out their issues. “In the meantime we will be supplying service to the EMS district so no one has to suffer,” he said. “We will do it for the tax dollars

and on an on call basis like no other entity can do,” said Allen, referring to private services. He said the levy money the rural and city ambulance districts bring in would be enough to pay the EMTs a salary. “The nice thing is we are a non-profit, if you can’t afford to pay for your call we treat it as a

“We will not leave the City of Oroville without an ambulance service.” Chuck Spieth, Mayor, City of Oroville

write-off,” he said. Currently the two districts, which share the ambulances and ambulance building are divided about two-third ownership by the county and one-third by the city, according to Allen, something that JoAnn Denney, Oroville’s City Clerk/Treasuer agrees with. “The city has about a one-third interest in the property. It is based on revenues and levy amounts so it fluctuates from year to year,” said Denney. About Allen’s charge that the city took $70,000 from a donation

to the emergency services fund and used it to pay for their share of the last ambulance purchased, both Denney and Spieth disagree vehemently. Denney also points to the state audits and says that money is still in the account and the account’s purpose is for the purchase of things like ambulance sand equipment for the EMS District. While the mayor doesn’t know what will happen with the current EMTs after they resign, he wanted to let everyone know the people in the EMS District will receive emergency ambulance coverage. “We will not leave the City of Oroville without an ambulance service. It may not be as it is structured now... it probably won’t be,” said the mayor, adding that he wasn’t taking anything away from the quality of the current EMTs. “They do an excellent job, but we have the right in an emergency situation to do a temporary hire... The county has the same right,” Spieth said. “At our last meeting with County Planner Perry Huston and the commissioners, Commissioner Kennedy said, ‘I believe we have an emergency situation right now.’”

it again in six months. I’ve had a lot of people call me and they are against this. We are going from zero to 60 and not putting on the brakes,” said Board Member Michael Egerton. Hill said the board needed to identify whether there was even a need for arming certain school staff members. “I don’t think there’s the slightest need to do so. I think we are jumping the gun... no pun intended,” said Hill. Board member Travis Loudon said he thought getting more information to the public, and more input from the public in return, would be a good thing. An issue that was brought up was the confusion in the public’s mind over the difference between the Gap training and training some staff to carry concealed

weapons. Gap training, which has been approved for Oroville, refers to the “gap” in time between a shooting or other threat at the school and the time that police can respond. “If the district is thinking of arming the staff, as a parent I’d certainly want to know,” said Lisa Cone. “At this point we are not close to implementing the concealed part of this,” said DeVon. It was even suggested by some that parents would take there kids out of school if staff were armed. “I’d really like to separate these two out in the public’s mind,” said Egerton. “Every time you have a meeting on Gap training and you discuss firearms you cause confusion. I’m really for the Gap training, I have real questions about the idea of arming teachers.”

“I think the Gap training is going to be incredible,” said DeVon. Loudon agreed that the training would be great, but suggested the school take a more proactive look at things like bullying, before they become a problem. “I’ve heard lots of comments about bullying going on at the school,” said Loudon. It was suggested that the school hire a full time phycologist, even if the district had to fund it as part of the school levy. Quick said Okanogan Behavioral Health has suggested the agency would like to get more involved in the schools, to have more influence. The board tabled the issue of arming staff members, but may address it in the future after they have more information and more public input.

Motel in Oroville. On Friday night, it’s a festive night of “Beers, Brats and Films” at the Alpine Brewing Company, where the brewery offers a lively setting to watch films and mingle

of award winning short films. Three filmmakers will also be in attendance this evening, including the director of the short film “Obituaries,” directed by Ryan Moody, which includes the actor

FILMS | FROM A1 Hinze, previous Pastime owner. “Like Brant and me, the Naillons appreciate what the arts can do for tourism, and I know they will be enthusiastic supporters of Tumbleweed.” Following the reception, films will be shown at Vicki’s Backdoor Club at 7 p.m. “We are excited to be a Tumbleweed venue for a second year. Evening events on Main Street are good for Oroville and going to the movies is a rare treat. Everyone has a good time at this festival,” said Vicki Hart of Vicki’s Backdoor Club. One of the short films to be shown that night, “Merry Xmas,” features actors Dick Van Dyke and Mathew Modine is included in this evening’s program. Tickets for the opening night reception and films are $30 and may be purchased on the Tumbleweed Film Festival website or reserved via email at twffpastime@gmail.com, calling the Pastime or in person at the Pastime. Tickets to watch the films only at Vicki’s Backdoor Club are $10 and may be purchased online on Tumbleweed’s website or at the door. The Family Night event at the Oroville High School offers a great selection of fun family shorts for the entire family. The event takes place at the Oroville High School auditorium at 6 p.m.. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased online from Tumbleweed or directly at the door. For this year’s event, Reman and Reload got into the community spirit and purchased a block of tickets to give to kids in the community. There are a limited number of these tickets that may be picked up for this event at the Camaray

“Each venue offers its own unique atmosphere to the experience, so it’s also a fun, social happening, where film goers can talk about the movies and also meet some of the filmmakers.” Mo Fine, Co-Founder Tumbleweed Film Festival

on the patio. Doors open at 5 p.m. and films begin at 7 p.m. Tickets, for this age 21 and over event, are $10 and are available for purchase online or at the door. Beer and BBQ are available for purchase. Last, but not least, Esther Bricques hosts “Films in the Vineyard” for a special night

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TONASKET - Trisha Schock, External Business Manager for Tonasket School District through North Central Educational Services District presented a first reading of the 2015-16 budget to the Tonasket School Board Monday, July 27. The budget is at $13,942,809.00 and includes General Fund Expenditures of $13,435,460 with total revenues and other financing sources for the General Fund at $13,443,362. Associated Student Body Fund expenditures are budgeted at $247,349, with total revenues and other financing sources for the Associated Student Body Fund at $218,125. There is $260,000 allocated to the Transportation Vehicle Fund. Two buses will be purchased at a cost of around $115,000 each. There is no money budgeted for Debt Service Fund or Capital Projects Fund. The beginning total fund balance is $700,000 for the General Fund, leaving it with a $707,902 ending total fund balance; and $160,000 for the Associated Student Body Fund, leaving it with a $130,776 balance. The Debt Service Fund has expected revenue of $50 and a beginning total fund balance of $21,500; leaving it at $21,550. The Capital Improvements Fund has no revenue or expenditures budgeted, with the beginning and ending total fund balance at $0. The 2015-16 budget reflects an expected enrollment of 1,082 fulltime equivalent (FTE) students in grades kindergarten through 12. This is an increase over last year’s 1,050 students budgeted for, and the actual average number of 1,074.35 students in 2013-14. Students budgeted in Alternative Learning Education (ALE) show a decrease from 73.69 budgeted in 2014-15 to 59 for the upcoming school year. Actual average number of ALE students enrolled in 2013-2014 was 75.32. Revenues budgeted to the General Fund from Federal Special Purpose funds are at $1,252,232; an increase over last year’s $1,168,401. State Special Purpose funds are budgeted at $1,955,917 over last year’s $1,949,774. State General Purpose funds are budgeted at $7,481,439; an increase over last year’s $6,546,130. Local Support Non-tax is at $1,018,461 com-

pared to last year’s $706,345. Local taxes budgeted are at $1,604,300; last year was $1,388,894. The school board passed the resolution to adopt the budget as presented, with the understanding Schock and Superintendent Steve McCullough will be spending some time finalizing the budget. McCullough expressed appreciation for Schock’s ability to get the budget completed on time, requiring extra efforts considering the delay of the state legislature passing their budget. He also commended her taking the time to review the budgets of other districts in the area. School Board member Catherine Stangland pointed out there were still some items not yet funded that were being considered for inclusion in the budget, such as early education for Birth to Age 5 and the possibility of hiring a communications director to handle the school’s website. Schock said there were no funds yet allocated to the school garden. “I think you are doing a fantastic job,” School Board Member Ty Olson said to Schock. “We have seen a major turnaround since we met you. Our district is doing a lot better now.” “Well, it’s not all me,” said Schock. “It’s a reflection of the district doing a lot of hard work also, with administrators taking a hard look at what they are spending and why.” Schock said over the past year, total cash has increased by over $300,000; an increase of about 40%.

Following the budget hearing lasting almost an hour, the regular meeting of the school board was called to order. The consent agenda was approved, which included the hiring of the following individuals: Meghan Grillo as a third grade teacher, Evelia Zabreznik as a preschool teacher, Cicely Amato as a SPED Resource Room Life Skill Paraeducator, Johnna Sutton as an assistant high School volleyball coach, Robbie Monroe as a seventh grade volleyball coach and Clint Duchow as a high school assistant football coach. The board also accepted the resignation of assistant high school softball coach Breanne Hanson. Audience member Rob Enloe addressed the board with concerns about the number of teachers leaving the district this past

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spring. Enloe asked if board members had any conversations with the leaving faculty, and was told no; that communication from resigning staff members was “supposed to come up the chain of command.” “Well, it seems that it should be on the board members shoulders to quiz them as to why they are leaving,” said Enloe. “You aren’t going to get the comments up the chain of command if there is any weak link in that chain. And the person leaving might not want to jeopardize any future references by pointing it out. It seems like it should be on the board to pull that person aside from all those other influences and quiz them as to why they are leaving.”

BIRTH Liliana Hope Davis was born to Amanda Shaub of Lancaster, Penn. and Joseph Davis of Tonasket, Wash. on July 22, 2015 at North Valley Hospital in Tonasket. She weighed eight pounds, 1 ounce at birth and was 21.5 inches long. She has one sibling, Athan Joseph Davis, Age 1. Her grandparents are Marion Shaub and Jerry Shaub of Lancaster and Kathy Davis of

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Community residents riding public transportation to Roy’s Pharmacy and Grant’s Market will no longer have to stand up and hold onto their purchases while waiting for the return trip, thanks to the Tonasket Kiwanis Club. They’ve installed a bench to sit on right outside of Roy’s Pharmacy’s back door, in a shaded location that also faces the front door to Grant’s Market. “I’m really pleased about it,” said Kiwanis spokesperson Bertha Wandler. “It’s mostly senior citizens who use the public transportation, and now they have a place to sit while they wait for the bus to come back.” Wandler said just the other day she saw a woman standing in the hot sun, holding bags and waiting for her ride home. Wandler said it gave her comfort to know the bench was on it’s way, adding, “We like doing things like that. It’s going to be well used.”

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OMAK - TranGO (Okanogan County Transit Authority) began providing public transportation between Okanogan and Omak on July 1, 2015. Passengers have enjoyed over 1500 free trips in the first 18 days of service. On July 13, at a regularly scheduled meeting, the Board approved fares for the service beginning August 1, 2015. The new fare will be $1/ trip. Unlimited monthly passes are available for $30. Kelly Scalf, General Manager reports, “We have had many

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positive comments from passengers and members of the public, excited to see service begin.” Kelly also indicates that data is being collected on the most popular locations people board buses and where they disembark, so that over time the route can be improved. “With the service being so new, it is expected that we will need to make some changes.” TranGO is also working with representatives at the Omak Stampede to provide shuttle transportation during the event. Shuttle service will operate every 15 minutes from Thursday evening through Sunday between several locations in Omak and the Stampede Arena. A detailed map of pick-up points will be on their website at www.okanogantransit.com soon.

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SUPERIOR COURT CRIMINALl Dakota Joseph Shaul, 19, Omak, pleaded guilty July 21 to first-degree criminal trespassing (lesser included of second-degree burglary) and third-degree malicious mischief. Shaul was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 362 days suspended and credit for two days served, and fined $500 for the June 9 crimes. Mary Lou Barclay, 43, Tonasket, pleaded guilty July 21 to third-degree assault, harassment and third-degree malicious mischief. Barclay was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 334 days suspended, and fined $1,110.50 for the July 6, 2014 crimes. Reynaldo Thomas C. Rocha, 26, Yakima, pleaded guilty July 21 to POCS (psilocybin mushrooms). Rocha was sentenced to 30 days in jail and fined $2,110.50. The crime occurred June 22 near Okanogan. The court issued July 22 a criminal summons for Lisa Ann Chavez, 49, Oroville, for POCS (methamphetamine). The crime allegedly occurred April 4. The court found probable cause to charge David Donald Allen Jr., 26, Omak, with attempted first-degree robbery. The crime allegedly occurred July 11. The court found probable cause to charge Koleby Christine Smith, 18, Omak, with second-degree burglary and third-degree theft. The crimes allegedly occurred July 10. The court found probable cause to charge Wayne Dale Rieb, 28, Tonasket, with residential burglary and third-degree theft. The crimes allegedly occurred June 30. The court found probable cause to charge Timothy Scott Eiffert, 39, Okanogan, with theft of a motor vehicle. The crime allegedly occurred July 16. The court found probable cause to charge Katheryn Elizabeth Bigwolf, 20, Omak, with five counts of third-degree assault. The crimes allegedly occurred July 17. The court found probable cause to charge Anthony Thomas Thompson, 34, Okanogan, with second-degree assault (with a deadly weapon) (DV) and harassment (threats to kill) (DV). The crimes allegedly occurred July 16 in Okanogan. The court found probable cause to charge Darryle Clint Gua, 31, Omak, with seconddegree assault. The crime allegedly occurred July 15.

The court found probable cause to charge Aaron Lee Marchand, 50, Omak, with distribution of a controlled substance (methamphetamine). The crime allegedly occurred June 9. The court found probable cause to charge Richard Allen Watt, 57 Omak, with second-degree assault (with a deadly weapon) and harassment (threats to kill). The crimes allegedly occurred between Feb. 1 and 28. The court found probable cause to charge Rory Allen Westmoreland, 53, Oroville, with theft of a motor vehicle, seconddegree criminal trespassing and third-degree malicious mischief. The crimes allegedly occurred July 8.

JUVENILE A 16-year-old Omak boy pleaded guilty July 22 to residential burglary and third-degree theft. The boy was sentenced to 30 days in detention with credit for one day served and 15-36 weeks in the state Department of Social and Health Services Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration. The youth was fined $100 for the July 2 crimes.

DISTRICT COURT Constancio Vazquez Guzman, 50, Tonasket, guilty of DUI. Vazquez Guzman was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 244 days suspended, and fined $1,936. Patricia Lou Webb, 57, Omak, had a fourth-degree assault charge dismissed. Penny Annette Weekly, 39, Okanogan, guilty of seconddegree criminal trespassing. Weekly was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 88 days suspended, and fined $608. Jacob Christopher Weller, 24, Tonasket, had a fourth-degree assault charge dismissed. Julie Ann Wiley, 52, Omak, guilty of third-degree DWLS. Wiley was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 87 days suspended, and fined $858. Justin Kenneth Wilson, 31, Okanogan, guilty of DUI, third-degree DWLS and operating a motor vehicle without an ignition interlock device. Wilson was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 334 days suspended, and fined a total of $2,686.

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Custodial interference on S. Eighth Ave. in Okanogan. Malicious mischief on S. Second Ave. in Okanogan. Graffiti reported. Custodial interference on Cameron Lake Loop Rd. near Okanogan. Domestic dispute on Sinlahekin Rd. near Loomis. Violation of a no-contact order on Fairgrounds Access Rd. near Okanogan. Trespassing on Koala Dr. in Omak. Littering on S. Cedar St. in Omak. Burglary on S. Ash St. in Omak. Trespassing on Shumway Rd. near Omak. Domestic dispute on N. Fir St. in Omak. Domestic dispute on Panvista Dr. in Omak. Fraud on Main St. in Oroville. Malicious mischief on Main St. in Oroville. Trespassing on Juniper St. in Oroville. Trespassing on Main St. in Oroville. Crystal Lea Baker, 40, booked on a DOC secretary’s warrant. Andres Lopez Flores, 26, DOC detainer and a California warrant for POCS (with intent to deliver). Roger Paul Satrom, 66, booked for DUI.

TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2015 Wildland fire on Rodeo Trail Rd. near Okanogan. Domestic dispute on S. Fourth Ave. in Okanogan. Two-vehicle crash on S. Second Ave. in Okanogan. No injuries reported. Theft on S. Second Ave. in Okanogan. Assault on S. Ash St. in Omak. DWLS on Blue Star Lane near Tonasket. Alcohol offense on Tunk Creek Rd. near Riverside. Rape on Hwy. 97 near Okanogan. Weapons offense on Benton St. in Omak. Theft on N. Main St. in Omak. Theft on Elderberry Ave. in Omak. Recovered vehicle on Index St. in Omak. Disorderly conduct on N. Ash St. in Omak. Theft on Omache Dr. in Omak. Hit-and-run vehicle crash on Engh Rd. in Omak. Warrant arrest on Elderberry Ave. in Omak. Littering on Main St. in Oroville. Randy Lee Timentwa, 34, booked for violation of a protection order (DV). Nicholas James Corter, 22, booked for obstruction. Sean Alexander Iukes, 21, booked for second-degree assault and fourth-degree assault. Jamaree Josefina Ponce, 21, booked on an OCSO FTA warrant for third-degree theft. Russel Ellis Gardner, 22, booked for two FTA warrants, both for third-degree DWLS. Nathaniel James Edenso, 35, booked for third-degree

DWLS.

WEDNESDAY JULY 22, 2015 Sex offender registry on Sagebrush Trail Rd. near Tonasket. Malicious mischief on O’Neil Rd. near Oroville. Assault on S. Ash St. in Omak. Bicycle crash on W. Fourth Ave. in Omak. Harassment on Morris Rd. near Okanogan. Warrant arrest on Juniper St. in Omak. Weapons offense on S. Fifth Ave. in Okanogan. Burglary on Fiker Rd. near Omak. Warrant arrest on Tyee St. in Okanogan. Warrant arrest on Blue Meadow Rd. near Tonasket. Robbery on S. Fir St. in Omak. Malicious mischief on N. Main St. in Omak. Graffiti reported. Public intoxication on S. Ash St. in Omak. Disorderly conduct on S. Main St. in Omak. Malicious mischief on S. Ash St. in Omak. Warrant arrest on N. Main St. in Omak. Warrant arrest on Omak Ave. in Omak. Joseph Albert Rowe, 62, booked for physical control, resisting arrest and a State Patrol FTA warrant for DUI. Erin Lynn Reyes, 26, booked for obstruction and disorderly conduct. Anthony Ray McFarlane, 46, booked on an OCSO FTA warrant for third-degree DWLS. Raven Zyree McCoy, 22, booked on an OCSO FTA warrant for third-degree theft. Yvon Lizbeth Lopez Flores, 21, booked on an Omak Police Department FTA warrant for third-degree theft and two other FTA warrants, both for third-degree DWLS. Joseph Lazard, no middle name listed, 31, booked for fourthdegree assault (DV) and thirddegree malicious mischief (DV). Dakota Joseph Shaul, 19, booked on two OCSO FTA warrants: second-degree burglary and third-degree malicious mischief. Julia Maria Johns, 37, booked on two State Patrol FTC warrants: obstruction and DUI.

THURSDAY, JULY 23, 2015 Malicious mischief on Glenwood Ave. in Riverside. Assault on Kruse St. near Omak. Theft on Engh Rd. in Omak. DWLS on Rodeo Trail Rd. near Okanogan. One-vehicle hit-and-run crash on Chesaw Rd. near Oroville. Fence reported damaged. Domestic dispute on Greenacres Rd. near Riverside. DWLS on Hwy. 7 near Oroville. Warrant arrest on Railroad Ave. in Omak. Warrant arrest on W. Second Ave. in Omak. Threats on N. Juniper St. in Omak. Public intoxication on N. Main

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FRIDAY, JULY 24, 2015 Malicious mischief on Weatherstone Rd. near Omak. Burglary on River Ave. in Okanogan. Malicious mischief on FS 3010 Rd. near Tonasket. Theft on S. Main St. in Omak. Clothing reported missing. Warrant arrest on Ferry St. in Omak. Warrant arrest on Jasmine St. in Omak. Theft on N. Main St. in Omak. Trespassing on S. Ash St. in Omak. Public intoxication on S. Ash St. in Omak. Vehicle prowl on Okoma Dr. in Omak. Warrant arrest on Okoma Dr. in Omak. Theft on N. Juniper St. in Omak. Drugs on S. Main St. in Omak. Burglary on Grainger Ave. in Omak. Disorderly conduct on Okoma Dr. in Omak. Trespassing on N. Main St. in Omak. Joshua Andrew Howell, 27, DOC detainer. Gene Charles Olson, 41, booked for fourth-degree assault (DV). Edward Lyle Quintasket, 66, booked for first-degree DWLS. Stacy Lavon Adrian, 46, booked on a DOC secretary’s warrant. Joe Lopez Ballesteros, 21, booked on two State Patrol FTC warrants: possession of marijuana (less than 40 grams) and use or delivery of drug paraphernalia. Malynda Deanna Fry, 28, booked for second-degree possession of stolen property, hit-and-run (unattended) and hit-and-run (property damage). Jeremy James Monnin, 35, DOC detainer. Leaysha Lamariah Lee Louis, 21, DOC detainer.

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SATURDAY, JULY 25, 2015 Domestic dispute on OmakRiverside Eastside Rd. near Omak. Burglary on Rehmke Rd. near Tonasket. Harassment on Mill St. in Okanogan. Burglay on N. Second Ave. in Okanogan. Violation of a no-contact order on Gayes Point Rd. near Oroville. DUI on Hwy. 7 near Tonasket. Disorderly conduct on Jasmine St. in Omak. Burglary on Okoma Dr. in Omak. Drugs on S. Main St. in Omak. Vehicle prowl on W. Cherry Ave. in Omak. One-vehicle crash on E. Apple Ave. in Omak. Trespassing on S. Ash St. in Omak. TMVWOP on Cherry St. in Oroville. DWLS on S. Tonasket Ave. in Tonasket. Jeremiah Van Tachell, 24, booked on two FTA warrants, both for third-degree DWLS. Mongo Jerry Lodi Renion, 32, booked for second-degree criminal trespassing. Tiffany Grooms, no middle name listed, 26, for fourthdegree assault (DV) and an OCSO FTA warrant for thirddegree DWLS.

SUNDAY, JULY 26, 2015 Malicious mischief on Dalton Rd. near Omak. Domestic dispute on Oakes Trailer Court in Tonasket. Theft on Engh Rd. in Omak. Illegal burning on Quail Bay Court near Oroville. Theft on N. Cedar St. in Omak. Trespassing on W. Fourth Ave. in Omak. Trespassing on N. Main St. in Omak. Theft on Airport Rd. near Oroville. Trent Thomas Tatshama, 18, booked for DUI and seconddegree DWLS. Kenworth Rodney Silverthorn, 21, booked for DUI. William Keaton Jr., no middle name listed, 66, booked for DUI. Ernesto Ramirez Palomares, 46, booked for first-degree vehicle prowl, second-degree criminal trespassing and third-degree theft. Madison Leigh Louie, 29, booked on a DOC secretary’s warrant. Mark Anthony Yingling, 32, booked for violation of a nocontact order (DV). Garry Gordon Sutton, 56, booked for first-degree assault and first-degree burglary.

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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St. in Omak. Malicious mischief on S. Ash St. in Omak. Fraud on Okoma Dr. in Omak. Theft on Riverside Dr. in Omak. Burglary on Engh Rd. near Omak. Theft on S. Ash St. in Omak. Public intoxication on S. Ash St. in Omak. Theft on Omak Ave. in Omak. Fraud on S. Main St. in Omak. Theft on Jasmine St. in Omak. Theft on Engh Rd. in Omak. MIP/C on Omak Ave. in Omak. Theft on Main St. in Oroville. Burglary on S. Whitcomb Ave. in Tonasket. Melissa Rosa McCraigie, 31, booked on a DOC secretary’s warrant. Aaron Lee Dick, 27, DOC detainer. Chace Kenneth C. Taber, 23, booked on a bench warrant for a drug court violation. Alfonso Cardenas Jr., 57, booked for fourth-degree assault (DV). Jacob Mitchell Jackson, 27, booked on a DOC secretary’s warrant. Arthur L. Sims, 46, DOC detainer. Shavonna Lee Gorr, 24, booked on an Omak Police Department FTA warrant for fourthdegree assault (DV). Shelly Lynn Williams, 46, booked for second-degree burglary, third-degree theft, fourth-degree assault, a DOC secretary’s warrant, and four FTA warrants: one for seconddegree theft of a motor vehicle and three for third-degree theft. Demitry Leonov, 24, booked for POCS (cocaine).

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Tumbleweed Film Festival: Support a truly unique event

Editor’s Note: This week I’ve tweeked an old editorial of mine to better reflect this year’s Tumbleweed Film Festival, but the sentiment is the same. Like all our events and festivals, we need to support them or the volunteers that make them happen might one day say enough is enough and walk away. And who doesn’t like movies? I know I miss the old Orada Theater in Oroville — I especially miss not having to leave town to see a movie and although home theaters and DVDs have come a long way, it’s just not the same as sharing the experience with a bunch of people in a theater atmosphere. Like its namesake, the Tumbleweed Film Festival has rolled back into town. And with four venues, there’s really no excuse not to venture out and give the promoters your support by attending one. It really is time we get behind Seattle filmmakers and TWFF founders Mo Fine and Geoff Klein and show them that their efforts are appreciated. They aren’t making lots of money off the festival by any means, just the opposite, but their love of the area and desire to give something to the community, keeps them coming back. It’s not that the festival doesn’t have some die-hard fans, some movie-goers have been coming back year after year. But wouldn’t it be great if Oroville, Tonasket and Osoyoos could become at least a mini-Mecca for those who enjoy great short films from around the world. Out of For the second year we are having a family My Mind night at the Oroville High School Commons on Gary A. DeVon Thursday. You can come sit in comfortable, theater style seats while watching family-oriented short films from around the world. Bring the kids and for those old enough to remember, recapture what it was like to go to the local drive-in theaters, the Orada Theater back in the day. The price is just $5 for any age and Oroville’s Reman and Reload has been gracious enough to buy free kids’ tickets that are being given away at the Camaray Motel – get them while they last. The Pastime Bar and Grill will be having a special opening night party on Thursday with treats made by the fine cooks at the newly reopened establishment. From there its a short walk down the alley to Vicki’s Back Door to view the movies. See www.tumbleweedfilmfest. com for ticket prices to this truly unique pairing of the Pastime and Vicki’s. Of course the venues at Bart’s Alpine Brewing and Steve and Linda’s Esther Bricques Winery, Friday and Saturday, respectively, have proven to be most popular. These two establishments have been there since the beginning six years ago so are among the film festival’s greatest supporters. You’ll have to buy a ticket (and the brewery is 21-and-over only), but going by festivals past you’re guaranteed to have a good time. So why not try to take in several short movies. All too often we hear there’s nothing going on. The festival has something for every taste – the shorts will make you think and they’ll make you laugh. Let’s support our unique film festival so it can continue to grow into something we can all benefit from.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR ACA the law of the land Dear Editor, In his recent column Rep. Dan Newhouse didn’t like the Supreme Court decision affirming the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. Newhouse thought that the court should have thrown out the law due to a technicality. He would like the court to make the laws that he wants. Fortunately that’s not the way it works in this representative democracy. Thanks to the ACA many people in his district now have some sort of health insurance. Many of these people are just regular working class people that don’t receive health insurance through their work. They work-they deserve affordable healthcare. The ACA is the law of the land. Rather than sulk, Rep. Newhouse would do well to accept the parts of the law that work well, address the sections of the law that don’t work, and to work on lowering the costs of healthcare in in our country. Rob Thompson Tonasket

Lorz missed the point Dear Editor, In his reply to my letter, Steve Lorz sneakily ignored the main point I was making about Dan Newhouse’s editorial; that Republicans only use the term ‘Activist Court’ when a decision disagrees with their prejudices. Maybe he didn’t read that part. In response to my critique of HIS letter, he takes umbrage with my use of ‘sick mind’ to describe his calling President Obama ‘the offscouring of Chicago’ by, it seems, claiming that, in so doing, he was equating Obama with Jesus Christ, Saint Paul, and the apostles. I hereby apologize, Steve. Even the President’s admirers don’t go that far. Incidentally, Lorz,

what’s with the Barrak, twice repeated? The man has been in office for seven years, so you would think that, by now, you would have learned that the name is spelled Barra-C-k. As to Steve’s dyed–in-the-wool, Oliver Cromwellian take-no-prisoners view of the Muslim religion, I will inform him that, not long ago, I took a three-week trip through Turkey. While I was there, the people were uniformly courteous and there were almost no incidents of maniacs trying to behead me or blow me up. And can you guess the religion of the vast majority of these Turkish people, Steve? Yes, that’s right, Muslim. My only quarrel with Islam while there is that I was occasionally awakened at 5 a.m. by the first call to prayer. I will admit that things might have been more unpleasant had my trip been to Afghanistan, but your diatribes make NO distinction between Muslims anywhere. Finally, as far as Steve’s anticipation of the arrest and conviction of our president, I would remind him that under the Constitution he CLAIMS to venerate, one must be charged with a crime and due process must be applied before such actions are taken. Or maybe he just forgot that part of the Constitution, (a ‘pick and chooser,’ perhaps.) Yours truly, John F, Connot Everett

Should have been there Dear Editor This letter is in reference to the article I read in the Sunday addition to the Wenatchee Daily World, by Brock Hires of the Chronicle. I was at the meeting that the Sunday article referred to and I saw no Brock Hires. I could of been mistaken, but I am sure he was not there. He made statements like “after being asked for an update on our current situation, yelled, smashed his fist on the table and

Circus Politicus OPINION BY WILLIAM SLUSHER SOCIO-ECONOMIC WRITER

Alright, so I’m an incurable cynic. If you’d fought one war and two divorces and lost all three, you would be too. And yes, the only sure thing about politics is that there is nothing sure about politics, but here’s how I’m reading the bones at the moment for whoever cares... subject to change: 2016 remains the Year of the First Woman American President. Its time is here. Good, bad, right, wrong, I don’t care. Bernie Sanders will dissolve into a puddle Bill Slusher like the wicked witch from the planet Vermont. Hillary will take the Democrat ticket handily unless she dies, in which case Sanders might have a prayer for the Democrat nomination unless, of course, Elizabeth Warren then jumps in. Hillary’s scandal-proof voter base is 90 percent of the nation’s liberals, most blacks and some Latinos. In addition to virtually all hard leftist women, Hillary will command many of the centrist women voters who just want to see a woman POTUS, let the chips fall where they may. Pundits are calling the latter ‘The Vagina Vote’ and it’s real. Many women are still seething over being ‘robbed of their destiny’ in ‘08. They mean to get even, and Hell hath no fury like... etc. Moreover, Hillary owns the bulk of the youth vote because academia has told them they’ll be sexist bigots if they vote otherwise. Academia brainwashed most of America’s young voters in ‘08 to believe they’d be racist bigots if they dared vote for a qualified president of demonstrated merit, rather than an obscure, unaccomplished senator who

happened to look black despite being raised in privileged white society by a comfortable, all-white family. In college you think like your professors tell you, or they make you wish you had, and the political left rules academia. There are still a few stubborn students who think for themselves in our universities, but they do so at risk of their GPAs, and they know it. Forget Benghazi or the email scandal or anything else as a deal-breaker for Hillary. The “First Woman President!” political correctness wave will elect her even if she turns out to be caught on YouTube selling Girl Scouts to ISIS. Her base does not care one happy hoot for any scandal, or for any qualification Hillary does or doesn’t have. She is simply The Liberal Woman for 2016, and that’s enough for them, all else be damned. Exaggerating? Phooey. Obama was elected twice, absent any achievements or qualifications whatever, simply on the “First Black President!” political correctness wave. No white man or woman with his dearth of accomplishment or qualifications could possibly have even earned his party’s nomination that year, forget being reelected with Obama’s later abysmal record. It was just the Time of the First Black President.’ Nothing else mattered. It’s how we do politics in the PC States of America. I’d like to be wrong and see where Trump goes, how Walker, Cruz, Carson and the other promising candidates play out, and I will, but right now I say Trump will fizzle despite his current popularity that is keeping the other candidates of both parties awake at night, and no two-male ticket can beat Hillary in 2016. Best case scenario for Republicans, the definitely presidential Carly Fiorina turns out to be the tough-as-nails (she’s not quite there yet) woman nominee needed, and takes Carson with her as VPOTUS and splits the

absolutely refused to give us any information;” That “his conduct was outrageous and threatening that we have given up any hope for a positive solution.” I heard the mayor say that he was not going to continue to discuss the situation any further. And, I heard the mayor say that they were in discussion with the county and have not reached a conclusion to the agreement. There were further statements quoted from Mayor Spieth as to what he said and the reporter failed to state that he spoke to the mayor on the incident or was quoting from an interview. My assumption was that he was taking the statements from someone that was at the meeting wanting better answers than they were getting. I thought that a reporter should at least be there, and not rely on someone else to report what was said. It should be some kind of ethical thing that reporters have when they take the job to report on what they see and hear. If I am in error I am truly sorry. If I am not in error we need to look at not reporting such incidents without actually being there. Respectfully, Arnie Marchand Oroville

Grateful for response

Dear Editor, Would like to thank the Tonasket Fire Department for their prompt response to our house fire July 4th. You are truly dedicated to your job, thank you so much. Also I would like to thank our Tonasket EMTs for taking good care of me that night. Your concern for my health was greatly appreciated. And thank you to the Tonasket community for your support and prayers. We have a wonderful little town with a big heart. Bless you all, Ted & Doddie Hart and family Tonasket

woman and black PC blocs. That’s yet to see, as Fiorina and the others are still trying to figure out where they fit into the Trump polling phenomenon. They loathe what they think Trump is, but they’re terrified that the public sees something in him that they don’t. The annoying thing about self-made multibillionaires is that when you tell them they’re losers they don’t believe you. Next best case is Republicans nominate one of the strong white boys, or Carson, with Fiorina (or an as-yet-unannounced woman Republican) as VPOTUS. The wild card is that someone very strong but unannounced – like Allen West or Elizabeth Warren – jumps in. Then all bets are off. Spare me all the fussy partisan yip-yap about each of the candidates’ various positions on abortion, or gun control or what they wrote in their high-school yearbook, yada, yada. I’m telling you, none of that matters. 2016 is not about issues and isn’t going to be. We don’t vote on issues, accomplishments or qualifications in America, or Lord Obie would never have become a senator, let alone POTUS twice. America votes on... emotion. Republicans can accept this political reality and win with an aggressive, qualified woman (Fiorina or another), or pretend to lofty hoohah and lose to Hillary, but in PC-whipped America, folks, next year is not about issues, accomplishments or qualifications. Whatever it says about us, election-2016 is... about... genitalia. 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 at williamslusher@live.com.


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OKANOGAN VALLEY LIFE Main Street starting to look busy again Another month “down the tube,” so to speak. Our next heading will be August and soon apple harvest. A friend in Wenatchee, who has worked in a large warehouse for many years, says the apple crops are severely damaged from the extreme heat this past summer, causing sunburn and other abnormalities. And of course the cherry run was short, also. We are seeing many families of quails, several sizes and some of the groups

are large and some small. Sunday they discovered the bird seed on the ground, from spillover of the finch feeder and they had a feast, with as many as 20 gathered to take part in the new meal. The finches can go through a sack of seed very quickly. When we refill the feeder it’s as if they have a loud speaker and announce “y’all come.” For once I have enough cucumbers that I don’t have to be stingy with them.

Have you ever tried a peanut butter the Oroville Senior Center and in consandwich with crisp cucumber slices on junction with it there will be a yard sale. it? Yum! Good salable items are welcomed (no Our community had lots clothing please) of noises in the sky last week Carl and Penny Cole had during the Mt. Hull fire. Big the misfortune to have a car helicopters, little ones and accident in Omak, when several planes. Severe lighta driver ran a red light. ening the night before supThankfully they were not posedly started the initial injured but can’t say the same fire. for the their car. Dean and Rose Gerken, John Lawson had anothSpokane, were visiting er short stay in the hospital friends and relatives in recently, but he was able to Oroville last week. Dean is be out for lunch one day last brother to Norma Verbeck THIS & THAT week, at the center. and Bud Gerken, and his wife Joyce Emry Here’s to old friends! They Rose, is a sister to Mary Lou know everything about you Hammer. but can’t remember any of it! August 8 will be another breakfast at The internet is good, but it does have

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS Philip Brown and Dixie Cothran were married on Aug. 1, 1965 in Provo, Utah. The Brown’s have made their home in Tonasket for the past 38 years. In honor of their 50th anniversary, they will renew their vows followed by an open house. The celebration will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8 at the Oroville Assembly of God church, 623 Central Ave. Their children would like to invite all friends and family to attend.

Still time to donate to parking lot sale

OROVILLE SENIOR NEWS

SUBMITTED BY JAMES GUTSCHMIDT PRESIDENT, OROVILLE SENIOR CITIZENS

We are planning a Senior Center Parking Lot Sale, fundraiser, for Saturday August 8. This is in conjunction with our Pancake Breakfast. Donations of quality goods for that sale would be appreciated. (No clothes, please.) See Betty Steg, Raleigh Chinn, or myself if you have something of value to donate. Lunches next week are as follows: Tuesday, August 4, Lemon Baked Fish; Thursday, August 6,

Sloppy Joe’s; Friday, August 7, Roast Beef. Seniors age 60 and over, the suggested donation is $3.50, or as one can afford. The price for those under 60 is $8.00. We expect to have a full house, August 7, when Roast Beef will be served. Because of the lack of acoustics in our dining room, just normal conversations, when our numbers are up, can become unbearably loud for some. For those who are hearing impaired, like me, it can be hard to hear

Meditation class offered at Center

TONASKET SENIOR NEWS

SUBMITTED BY ESTHER CATON TONASKET SENIOR CITIZENS

Molson picnic was moved inside SUBMITTED BY MARIANNE KNIGHT HIGHLANDS CORRESPONDENT

Well, our phone has been out of order for the last two or three days, it rings OK, but we can not hear who is calling because of the loud static noise. So. it has been hard to contact my news helpers, this week. I will just have to wing it with the info I have. The Molson, All School Picnic that was scheduled to be held at Lost Lake last Saturday

HILLTOP COMMENTS was moved over to the Molson Grange Hall, due to the weather being a bit chilly and windy. We are happy for the cooler days after so many hot days a couple of weeks ago. I guess it was just a bit too cool. There were about 25 in attendance. They did have a good time visiting with each other. Vivian Emry and her daughter Joanie were here over the weekend visiting. We ran into them shopping at

Walmart. We exchanged “hellos” and “how are you’s?” I did have a conversation with Mary Louise Loe on the day before the phone gave up. She let me know that her sister Ruth lost her husband, Wallace (Wally) on Thursday, July 23, 2015. At this time, there is nothing scheduled toward a service. I will let you know when there is. The Celebration of the Life of Pauline Waits was held on Saturday, July 25 in the Rodeo Hall, with John Newton Officiating. Pauline was a friend to many and they were there along with her family to say “adios.’’

Each second and fourth Wednesday, at 11 a.m., the meditation Class is held here at the Center. There is a quiet room with a qualified instructor. Come join in and find a quiet and peaceful time. Jeannie visited us again on Thursday, July 22 with her karaoke music. There is a little singing, a little dancing and just listening. Call the Center at 4862483 to find out when her next visit will be. Anyone is welcome to visit the center and enjoy the

Annual picnic Saturday, Aug. 1 at Bonaparte SUBMITTED BY SUSIE WISENER TONASKET EAGLES #3002

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July is gone and August is upon us. The Oroville Eagles will get the new month off to a running start. On the fourth Tuesday, is the Joint Meeting starting at 6 p.m. and the Aerie meeting at 7 p.m. Members are encouraged to come in and find out what’s happening at your Eagles. The ladies of the Auxiliary will

host their State Madam President to a Baked Potato Bar Dinner on Wednesday, Aug. 5. A Social Hour will start at 5 p.m. and Dinner at 6 p.m. Don’t forget Bingo and Burgers at 6 p.m. on Thursday. All your friends will be there! Star Connection with Jeanie Riggins will be with us on Friday, Aug. 7 at 8 p.m. Tacos and Meat

Draw are that night and the Joker Poker Draw. That’s always a fun night with friends and family. On Saturday, Aug. 8 our Auxiliary will sponsor a 4-5-6 game beginning at 4 p.m. and then at 6 p.m. they will draw the first cards in a new Queen of Hearts Game. Be sure you have your membership card on you as only Eagles Members can win. We need to start making plans now to attend the Eagles Picnic at Thorndike’s Beach on Saturday. Aug. 22. It’s always good company, good food and a good time.

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You don’t have to be a CEO or multimillionaire to benefit from a trust. In fact, many people gain advantages from establishing one – so it may be useful to learn something about this common estate-planning tool. Why would you want a trust? For one thing, if you have highly specific wishes on how and when you want your estate to be distributed among your heirs, then a trust could be appropriate. Also, you might be interested in setting up a trust if you’d like to avoid the sometimes time-consuming, usually expensive and always public process of probate. Some types of trusts may also help protect your estate from lawsuits and creditors. Currently, only a small percentage of Americans will be subject to estate taxes, but estate tax laws are often in flux, so things may be different in the future – and a properly designed trust could help minimize these taxes.

If you decide that a trust might be right for you, you should work with an experienced estate-planning attorney. Trusts can be highly effective estateplanning vehicles, but they can also be complex and varied – so you’ll want to make sure you understand what’s involved. One important decision will be to choose a trustee. The trustee is legally bound to manage the trust’s assets in the best interests of your beneficiaries, so your choice of trustee is extremely important. Your first impulse might be to select a family member, but before doing so, consider asking these questions: • Does he or she have the experience and knowledge to manage your financial affairs competently? • When called upon to make a decision that may affect other family members, will your prospective trustee act in a fair and unbiased manner? • Will naming a family member as trustee create a strain within the family? • Does your prospective trustee have enough time to manage your trust? Does he or she even want this responsibility? • Do you have other family members who are willing to serve as trustee if your chosen trustee cannot do so? This last question leads to another key aspect of establishing a trust

music. There will be an Emergency Preparedness Class on Wednesday, Aug. 19, at 12:30 p.m. Mr. Darrel Dickson will give instruction on how to be prepared for any emergency such as fire, flood or any number of circumstances that might arise. There is an Alzheimer Education class scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 5, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Information for helping and coping with the needs of an Alzheimer patient will be suggested.

TONASKET EAGLES bring your favorite dish as the main meal will be provided. Bring your friends and family enjoy and visit with everyone. The Aerie will be closed on Saturday and Sunday for the event. There will be no Bingo on Friday, July 31. Also no kitchen. Joker Poker will be back on Saturday, Aug. 8. Pinochle will be back on Sunday, Aug 9. Pinochle scores from last Sunday’s rounds are as follows: first place Leonard amd Nellie Paulson, second place Bill Maple

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– specifically, you can name a “cotrustee” to help manage the trust, and also a “successor trustee” who can take over if the person named initially fails or refuses to act in the capacity of trustee. Again, you will want to put considerable thought into whom you ask to take these roles. And you don’t have to stick with individuals, either — you can decide to ask a financial institution to serve as trustee. By hiring such an institution, you will gain its objectivity and expertise, but you still need to ask many questions about costs, services provided, and so on. Finally, as you develop your plans for a trust, consider communicating your wishes and ideas to your family and anyone else who may be beneficiaries of your estate. When family members don’t know what to expect, disappointment and frustration can follow. If you know your loved ones are on board with your estate plans, you may feel even more comfortable in putting these plans in place. Edward Jones, it employees and financial advisors are not estate planners and cannot provide tax or legal advice. You should consult your estate-planning attorney or qualified tax advisor regarding your situation.

normal conversations. So, we are soliciting crafts persons, and donations in order to install acoustic ceiling tiles. If you have a skill in the ceiling tile trade, or if you wish to donate, please contact one of our board members. Keep the following in your thoughts and prayers: Eve, Ruth, the families of: Mary Bourn, Wally Lowe and Lillian Tibbs. “May I depart, with a satisfied expression, from a fit of uproarious laughter. And, may those whom I leave, be uproariously happy, because of my having been?” James. Pinochle Report: Pinochles, Dave; Door prize, Betty Hall; Ladies High, Mary Lou Barnett; Men’s High, James Fry. Foot care is available here again. If you are having difficulty ‘reaching your toes.’ a Registered Nurse is coming to assist you. This is an excellent service and we are happy to have a replacement for our former provider. You MUST call or stop in to sign up for this service. You DO NOT have to be a member of the Senior Center to use any of the services or attend any classes. Remember our ‘Country Store’ tables. The Center is available to be rented at a very reasonable price. Our cook is often available to prepare your dinners. “Be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, tolerant of the weak because someday in your life you will be all of these.” (George Washington Carver) and Wanda Sutherland. Low score went to Ken Cook and Ward Seim and Last Pinochle to Ted Paris and Dave Russell. We wish all those that may be ill speedy recovery to good health. God bless all. The Biggest Little Eagles in the State.

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The gardens are growing very nicely, I just love fresh grown fruits and veggies. Hope everyone is enjoying the summer so far. This is your last week to come in and pay your dues. You will be past due as of Friday, July 31. Our annual Eagles picnic will be Saturday, Aug. 1 at Bonaparte Lake Resort. It is a potluck, so

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TUMBLEWEED FILM FESTIVAL OROVILLE - The sixth annual Tumbleweed Film Festival takes place Thursday, July 30 through Saturday, Aug. 1 at four venues around Oroville, including the OHS Commons and Pastime Bar & Grill/Vicki’s Backdoor Club on Thursday; Alpine Brewery on Friday (Age 21 and over) and Esther Bricque’s Winery on Saturday. See the calendar for details on showings and other events that coincide with the different locations. Stroke Support Group

OROVILLE - The Stroke Support Group will meet on Thursday, July 30 at 10:30 a.m. at the Oroville Free Methodist Church, 1516 Fir Street. This is a support group for anyone who has had a stroke, no matter how long ago. Discussion from those who have recovered would also be very welcome. There will be refreshments. Tumbleweed at Pastime & Vicki’s Back Door

OROVILLE - The Tumbleweed Film Festival kicks off this years events on Thursday, July 30 with a special opening night reception at the Pastime Bar and Grill. Following the reception, which includes an ample variety of appetizers, guests will enjoy a special screening of films at Vicki’s Back Door. Reception begins at 5 p.m. with films starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 and may be reserved online at Tumbleweed (www.tumbleweedfilmfest.com) or in-person at the Pastime Bar and Grill. Tumbleweed Film Fest Family Night

OROVILLE - Tumbleweed brings Family Night films to the Oroville High School auditorium, which offers a cool, comfortable theater setting from which to enjoy short films that both kids and adults will enjoy. These films will include action adventures, funny cartoons and even a love story. Movies start at 6 p.m. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the door or on the Tumbleweed website www.tumbleweedfilmfest.com. NOTE: Some free tickets to the July 30 Tumbleweed family film night will be available thanks to a generous donation by Reman and Reload. Pick up tickets at the Camaray Motel. For more information, go to www.tumbleweedfilmfest.com. Naturalization Information Session

BREWSTER — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will host a free twohour information session at the Brewster Public Library (108 3rd St.) on Thursday, July 30 at 5 p.m. The session is part of a larger USCIS initiative to help immigrants better understand the naturalization process, including the content of the naturalization test, and to become familiar with free educational resources and materials available from the agency. The public is invited, and USCIS personnel will be on hand to discuss the naturalization process step-by-step, and provide information about eligibility and residency requirements, application forms, fees, the background security check and processing times. Participants will also see sample questions from the test, and will receive an overview of U.S. history and civic principles. They’ll watch USCIS officers act out a naturalization interview. Free educational materials will be handed out while supplies last. Good 4 U to Perform at Winery

OROVILLE – Good 4 U, of Okanogan, will perform at Esther Bricques Winery on Thursday, July 30. The group’s diverse performances run from acoustic to

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rock, with many of the works written by Lonnie and Teresa Good. 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 509-4762861 or check the Events Page at www.estherbricques.com. Tumbleweed Film Festival at Alpine Brewery

OROVILLE - On Friday, July 31 it is “Beers, Brats and Short Films” at the Alpine Brewing Company, where attendees may sample hand-crafted German style beers or taste wines from some of the local wineries. Attendees may also enjoy a BBQ dinner for purchase on the patio featuring the official “Wurst of the Fest.” Doors open at 5 p.m. and films start at 7 p.m. Attendees must be 21 or older. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the door or on Tumbleweed’s website, www.tumbleweedfilmfest.com. LDS Annual Clothing Giveaway

OROVILLE - The LDS’s annual Clothing Givaway will take place on Saturday, Aug. 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the LDS Church, located at 33420 Hwy. 97 N. Most sizes are availble; there is a large selection (not just for kids) and the clothes are clean. Oroville Farmers’ Market & Flea Market

OROVILLE - The next Oroville Farmers’ Market and Flea Market will be Saturday, Aug. 1 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, the remaining dates are: 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. Tumbleweed Film Fest at Esther Bricques

OROVILLE – The Mood Swings will kick off Esther Bricques Winery’s version of the Tumbleweed Film Festival at 5 pm August 1, 2015 on the outdoor stage, followed by award winning films inside the air-conditioned winery at 7 pm. Ryan Moody, producer of “Obituaries” and Marcus McCollum and Brendan Biele, director, and music producer of “The Best Driver in the County” will be on hand to discuss their productions. Appetizers and wine are available for purchase. Esther Bricques Winery is located at 42 Swanson Mill Road, Oroville. Contact the winery at 509-4762861 for more information. Vacation Bible School

LOOMIS-The Loomis Community Church has Vacation Bible School set for Monday, Aug. 3 through 7, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the church in Loomis located on Main street. Ages are 4 through 11 years. The theme is “The Castle of my Heart, God’s Royal Home.” Games,stories, crafts, music and treats are

OMAK - Congressman Dan Newhouse’s staff members will be available to meet with anyone who needs help with a federal agency or has questions or comments on federal issues during monthly mobile office hours on Tuesday, Aug. 4 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Omak City Hall, 2 N. Ash St. Members of the public are invited to meet with Congressman Newhouse’s staff with no appointment necessary. Free child car safety seat check

OROVILLE – There will be a a free child car safety check on Wednesday, Aug. 12 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Oroville EMS Hall located at 1311 Ironwood Street. The event is being sponsored by the Oroville EMTs and the Oroville Royal Neighbors of America. They are encouraging people to bring in their car, child and car seat. Trained personnel will be on site to check the following: Has your car seat been recalled or expired? 1) Is your car seat properly installed in your vehicle? 2) Is the seat appropriate for your child’s weight, height and age? 3)Does your child fit properly in the car seat? For more information call Jackie Daniels, EMT at 509-560-3589.

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USAF Legacy Update: As we are always looking for more ways to better serve our Veteran population and to be available for public visitation, the Legacy would like to inform everyone that on the third Saturday of each month, Eric Fritts, our County Service Officer, located in the Legacy building, will open the office as a normal business day! This change, will hopefully allow those unable to get to the office during the week a chance to do so. Of course, on the following Monday of that Saturday the office will be closed. With availability to all in mind; we are also going to attempt to be open for “public visitation” on other Saturdays of each month. This will depend on the volunteers we have. Those days will be advertised on “site” with a reader board for the public to see when they drive or come by. If you have a moment, look up our web site, okanogancountyvets. com. The site is a wonderfully crafted access point for anyone interested in how we are helping move assistance to our veterans

forward into the future. This site has been created by Eric and is going to be a great tool! Sad as it is; we have had to increase the security at the Legacy site. After the recent break in, we have upgraded and added more cameras linked to various computers. We have installed a keypad entry with flashing blue light and alert horn that will activate if sensors are disturbed or proper code is not entered. New approved plaque requests are now being placed on the reverse side of the walls surrounding those gorgeous murals, we are getting wonderful feedback as to how the plaques and murals accent one another. Our fingers are crossed that the designs for our walking bridge have been accepted and the bids will be going out soon for its construction. We are hoping for an October date. Our newest Basalt columns are here and will be part of the walking bridge/sidewalk connection linked with chain next to the highway. Lighting has been discussed for the bridge and will make a nice addition plus provide walking safety. Many

PAGE A7 have donated for the right to have a small plaque attached to each column when they are set. Thank you so much for your dedication to the ongoing construction of this project. As our closet space and storage area have filled up with donated old uniforms and other memorabilia, we turned to Home Depot for help. They will donate and assemble on site for us a new storage building. Yea! Home Depot! With the USAF Legacy being a valued addition to Tonasket and the County we want everyone to know that the Service program we use for our Veterans was created in our county with complete support of our Commissioners and is now the model being looked at by the other Washington State counties to implement. In August Eric will present a DVD at a WDVA seminar, which will show the roadmap to follow should they wish the same results we are achieving. We are always looking for new members whom are interested in volunteering for or assisting our organization, so please join us the third Wednesdays of each month at the USAF Legacy building for our meetings. We are updating our roster and ask that members stop by and leave their current reachable at address, phone number and e-mail addresses. Thanks to all of you for the continued support.

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OROVILLE - The Oroville High School Class of 1953 will be having their class reunion on Saturday, Aug. 15 at Jerry Forney’s home. A letter to follow. More information at 509-4762488.

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Valley Christian Fellowship Vacation Bible School

OROVILLE - Valley Christian Fellowship presents “Jungle Jaunt,” a unique summer VBS program. Come explore the rainforest and get to know God through Bible stories, music, games, crafts and more! Jungle Jaunt will be held each Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Begins July 5 and continues through Sept. 20. Open to kids age 4 to 11. For more information, or to arrange a ride for your child, call 560-0228. Valley Christian Fellowship is located at 142 East Oroville Road. North County Food Banks

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 - 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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Faith Lutheran Church

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

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 office@orovillefmc.org 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. • ocbf@ymail.com Mark Fast, Pastor www.BrotherOfTheSon.com

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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

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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


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Oroville Yard Sale Aug 1 & 2 9am-4pm 3rd and Juniper. Lots of stuff.

CITY OF TONASKET DECLARATION OF SURPLUS PROPERTY CALL FOR BIDS The City Council of the City of Tonasket, Washington hereby declares two vehicles as surplus to the needs of the City. A list of the surplus vehicles and a bid sheet may be obtained at the Clerk-Treasurer’s Office, Tonasket City Hall, 209 South Whitcomb Avenue, Tonasket, WA. Items are offered to the Public by sealed bid on July 30th, 2015. Minimum bids on some items will be required. A cashier’s check, personal check, or money order in an amount equal to but not less than ten percent of the bid amount shall accompany each bid. Sealed bids must be received in City Hall at the ClerkTreasurer’s office no later than 4:00 pm local time on August 11, 2015 and marked “BID” on the outside of the envelope. Sealed bids received by that date and time will be opened, read aloud and awarded to the highest bidder during the regular City Council meeting on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 which begins at 7:00 pm local time in the Council Chambers at Tonasket City Hall, 209 South Whitcomb Avenue, Tonasket, WA 98855. The bid winners will be responsible for removal and transportation of the surplus property. These items may be viewed prior to bidding by calling 509-486-2132 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. For any additional information regarding bid procedures, call 509-486-2132. For information on the two vehicles please call the Tonasket Police Department, 509-486-4677. Thank you, Alice J. Attwood Clerk-Treasurer Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on July 30th, 2015. #OVG648317

TONASKET. MOVING SALE July 31st & August 1st, Friday & Saturday, 9 AM - 2 PM. Household, some antiques, quality adult clothing, books, lots of miscellanious. Located at 120 South State Frontage Rd.

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Okanogan. Requires AA degree in ECE LOOKING FOR A NEW or AA in related field with ADVENTURE? coursework equivalent to a JOIN US AND MAKE A major in ECE. Knowledge of DIFFERENCE! child development and Early Childhood curriculums. We are dedicated to our BILINGUAL CLASS AIDE employees’ job satisfaction and take pride in providing a Oroville. place to work that encouragAssists teacher in classroom es growth, teamwork, comactivities and function as part munication and positive emof the teaching team and pro- ployee/supervisor relationvide translation services to ships. FHC is a not for profit families and children. Fluent Community Health Center English/Spanish skills re- dedicated to providing quality quired. 30 hrs per wk. health care regardless of Applications at 101 4th Ave. ability to pay. EVERYONE is W. – Omak. If interested, welcome. send cover letter, application We have the following and resume’ to OCCDA – opportunities available: P.O. Box 1844 – Omak, WA 98841 EOE OKANOGAN: Dental Assistant One part time on an as needed basis, bilingual preferred and one full time, Must be able to work Saturdays. We will train you on the job. Travel may be required. Dental Hygienist Full time. Position requires travel to Oroville

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TONASKET. MULTIPLE FAMILY YARD SALE! August 1st, Saturday from 7 am to 3 pm at 110 East First Street.

Statewides WNPA STATEWIDE CLASSIFIEDS – WEEK OF JULY 27, 2015 This newspaper participates in a statewide classified ad program sponsored by the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association, a statewide association of weekly newspapers. The program allows classified advertisers to submit ads for publication in participating weeklies throughout the state in compliance with the following rules. You may submit an ad for the statewide program through this newspaper or in person to the WNPA office. The rate is $275 for up to 25 words, plus $10 per word over 25 words. WNPA reserves the right to edit all ad copy submitted and to refuse to accept any ad submitted for the statewide program. WNPA, therefore, does not guarantee that every ad will be run in every newspaper. WNPA will, on request, for a fee of $40, provide information on which newspapers run a particular ad within a 30 day period. Substantive typographical error (wrong address, telephone number, name or price) will result in a “make good”, in which a corrected ad will be run the following week. WNPA incurs no other liability for errors in publication. EVENTS-FESTIVALS PROMOTE YOUR REGIONAL EVENT for only pennies. Reach 2.7 million readers in newspapers statewide for $275 classified or $1,350 display ad. Call this newspaper or (360) 515-0974 for details. LEGAL SERVICES DIVORCE $155. $175 with children. No court appearances. Complete preparation. Includes custody, support, property division and bills. BBB member. (503) 772-5295. www.paralegalalternatives.com legalalt@msn.com

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BRIDGEPORT MED/DENTAL: MA-R, MA-C or LPN Full time

See www.myfamilyhealth.org for job descriptions. Submit cover letter and resume or application to FHC, c/o Human Resources, PO Box 1340, Okanogan, WA 98840 or email: HR@myfamilyhealth.org. Open until filled. FHC is an EEO Employer.

Livestock & Poultry For Sale: Blue Grass Straw, $90 a ton plus delivery. We haul. Call Gary at 509-5310546 for more information.

Public Hearing City of Tonasket NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be held by the City of Tonasket at the City Hall Council Room at 209 S. Whitcomb Ave on August 11, 2015 during the regular City Council meeting which begins at 7:00 pm. The purpose of the public hearing is to review final project performance on the Tonasket StormWater System Improvement Plan, which was funded by the Community Development Block Grant Program with federal funding from HUD. City Hall is handicap accessible. Arrangements to reasonably accommodate special needs, including handicap accessibility or interpreter, will be made upon receiving 24-hour advance notice. Contact Alice Attwood at 509-486-2132. Alice Attwood Clerk-Treasurer Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on July 30th, August 6, 2015. #OVG646176

DIANE DOUST MOVING AUCTION 75 Woods Rd - OMAK, WA

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Diane is moving to Utah & will be offering a nice variety of household and shop items in Good Condition. PARTIAL LISTING BELOW: Turn North on Robinson Canyon Rd off Riverside Dr (Airport Rd). Go to top of hill and turn Left (West) on Miller. Go to Woods Rd and turn Right (North). OR take Duck Lake Rd off Ross Canyon. Turn East (Right) on Miller. then North (Left) on Woods Rd.

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TS No WA08000052-13-1 APN 3521150098 TO No 8317712 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE PURSUANT TO THE REVISED CODE OF WASHINGTON CHAPTER 61.24 ET. SEQ. I. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on August 7, 2015, 10:00 AM, at the front entrance of the Okanogan County Courthouse, 149 3rd North, Okanogan, WA 98840, MTC Financial Inc. dba Trustee Corps, the undersigned Trustee, will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable, in the form of cash, or cashier’s check or certified checks from federally or State chartered banks, at the time of sale the following described real property, situated in the County of Okanogan, State of Washington, towit: ALL THAT CERTAIN PORTION OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 35 NORTH, RANGE 21 EAST, W.M., OKANOGAN COUNTY, WASHINGTON, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 15; THENCE ALONG SOUTH LINE OF SAID SOUTHEAST QUARTER NORTH 89º59’02” WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 345.57 FEET; THENCE LEAVING SAID SOUTH LINE NORTH 0º00’58” EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 71.26 FEET TO A FOUND REBAR AND CAP SET IN CEMENT LS#8479; THENCE NORTH 00º07’14” WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 30.00 TO THE TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUING NORTH 00º07’14” WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 129.96 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89º52’46” WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 390.69 FEET TO A POINT OF THE EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF OKANOGAN COUNTY ROAD NO. 1213; THENCE ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE NORTH 04º31’28” EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 162.53 FEET; THENCE LEAVING SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE NORTH 89º52’46” EAST PARALLEL TO THE NORTH LINE OF THE SAID SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER FOR A DISTANCE OF 656.75 FEET MORE OR LESS APPROXIMATE THREAD OF THE CHEWUCH RIVER; THENCE SOUTH 14º47’44” WEST ALONG SAID APPROXIMATE THREAD FOR A DISTANCE OF 23.80 FEET; THENCE LEAVING SAID THREAD SOUTH 89º52’46” WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 250.03 FEET MORE OR LESS; THENCE SOUTH 04º05’13” WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 266.97 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SITUATE IN THE COUNTY OF OKANOGAN, STATE OF WASHINGTON. APN: 3521150098 More commonly known as 424B CHEWUCH RD W, WINTHROP, WA 98862-9199 which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated as of March 22, 2007, executed by JOHN FLINNER AND LEANN FLINNER, HUSBAND AND WIFE as Trustor(s), to secure obligations in favor of recorded April 16, 2007 as Instrument No. 3116992 and that said Deed of Trust was modified by Modification Agreement and recorded February 25, 2013 as Instrument Number 3179970 and the beneficial interest was assigned to U.S. Bank, N.A., Successor Trustee to Bank of Ameri-

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be available at little or no cost to you. If you would like assistance in determining your rights and opportunities to keep your house, you may contact the following: The statewide foreclosure hotline for assistance and referral to housing counselors recommended by the Housing Finance Commission: Telephone: (877) 894-4663 or (800) 606-4819 Website: www.wshfc.org The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development: Telephone: (800) 569-4287 Website: www.hud.gov The statewide civil legal aid hotline for assistance and referrals to other housing counselors and attorneys: Telephone: (800) 606-4819 Website: www.homeownership.wa.gov NOTICE TO OCCUPANTS OR TENANTS - The purchaser at the Trustee’s Sale is entitled to possession of the property on the 20th day following the sale, as against the Grantor under the Deed of Trust (the owner) and anyone having an interest junior to the Deed of Trust, including occupants who are not tenants. After the 20th day following the sale the purchaser has the right to evict occupants who are not tenants by summary proceedings under the Unlawful Detainer Act, Chapter 59.12 RCW. For tenant-occupied property, the purchaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with RCW 61.24.060; Dated: March 31, 2015 MTC Financial Inc. dba Trustee Corps, as Duly Appointed Successor Trustee By: Athena Vaughn, Authorized Signatory MTC Financial Inc. dba Trustee Corps 1700 Seventh Avenue, Suite 2100 Seattle WA 98101 Phone: (800) 409-7530 TDD: (800) 833-6388 For Reinstatement/Pay Off Quotes, contact MTC Financial Inc. DBA Trustee Corps TRUSTEE’S SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ONLINE AT www.insourcelogic.com. Order No. WA15-000528-1, Pub Dates 07/09/2015, 07/30/2015 Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on July 9, 30, 2015. #OVG643354

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT LA couple goes ‘unplugged’ in the Okanogan Unplugged Nation TV episode airs Wednesday, Aug. 5, 10 p.m. on FYI BY GARY A. DE VON EDITOR@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM

OROVILLE – Whether you call it living off the grid or going unplugged, a LA couple got a taste of it in three different locations in Okanogan County for the new television show, Unplugged Nation. The self-described 20-somethings are Daniel Klayton, a writer and designer and Angela Cross, a musician. “Unplugged Nation” is a show about families/couples who are currently living in a city, but are curious about moving to an ‘unplugged’ lifestyle - unplugged as in self-sufficient and disconnected from ‘the grid’ (e.g., solar power instead of public utility, private well), according to the couple. “Off-grid is the more common term, meaning the same thing; I think the network just likes the sound of ‘Unplugged’

more,” said Klayton Up until now, the couple has called Los Angeles home. Cross was born and raised in LA and has lived there her whole life. Klayton was born and raised in North Virginia, but has lived in Los Angeles for about eight years. For their show, episode two of Unplugged Nation, they explored properties in the Okanogan - one property in the Methow Valley, one property in the Aeneas Valley and one property outside of Oroville, up on Ellemeham Mountain Road. The property they did their four-day stay at was the one in the Aeneas Valley, said Klayton. “I don’t want to give too much away, in terms of the challenges we took on

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Angela Cross being filmed on Ellemeham amongst the aspens. Angela Cross and Daniel Klayton say they liked the area so much they are moving to a home on Ellemeham Mountain outside Oroville..

during our four-day stay, but let’s just say we had the chance to meet some of the local ducks of the Aeneas Valley and we were happy to get our hands dirty in the Okanogan soil... and that some of the challenges involved the fact that there are bears in the region,” he said. Klayton says he writes poetry, nonfiction and philosophy/ spiritualityminded stuff, as well as being a graphic and web designer. Cross is a classicallytrained musician, jazz performer, singersongwriter, producer and music teacher. They’ve been together about three years and have both lived in Los Angeles together and lived/traveled around the world together, including journeys to South America, Africa and Europe. “We’re both arts-focused, yoga-bending, spiritually-minded, sustainabilityoriented folk. More than a few people have called us hippies. We like to combine the flower-child mentality with the potency of modern technology - more than a few people have called us ‘modem cowboys’ too, and you can bet that our off-grid house will have satellite internet,” Klayton said. “We’ve been working for so long on transforming our life to be more connected with nature, and to unplug from the hectic life that we created in Los Angeles, and I’m so happy that we are finally near our goal. I think it’s funny that our off grid adventure begins with filming a reality TV show episode,” said Cross. “I’ve met some amazing people in our first few months in Okanogan and I’m excited to meet more,” said Cross. “We had the chance to watch the first episode of the series, and think that it’s a pretty neat show. Most homesteaders will probably find it to be basic compared to what they’ve learnt over years and years of experience, but I think that it’s a great introduction to city-folk, on what an off-

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Setting up cameras for filming on the Aenas Valley property where Daniel Klayton and Angela Cross stayed for four days during their Unplugged Nation episode, which airs on the FYI Channel on Wednesday, Aug. 5. grid Okanogan lifestyle might look like.” He adds, “The experience of being on ‘Unplugged Nation’ was a surreal thrill! I didn’t know what to expect going in, but everyone we worked with was so friendly and so much fun, that it was impossible to not have a blast.” Unplugged Nation, which airs on the FYI channel, starts with meeting the family or couple in their current lifestyle, in their current home city. They are then taken to three properties in a particular area, each property being currently for sale and is already off-grid or could be converted to being off-grid. The show’s host, Jay Gruen, a contemporary homesteader and urban-farming expert, guides the couples around the properties, pointing out all the little off-grid things about it. Then the couple picks one of those three properties to “test out.” This entails four days and three nights on the property, soaking in the off-grid life in general, as well as taking on different ‘challenges’ that Gruen presents them with. According to Klayton, such challenges might include things like cooking food

in a wood-fire oven, building a pen/coop for animals, planting a new garden, etc. A month later they do a recap in which the couple shares their thoughts after the unplugged experience and says whether they still want to move off-grid, or have decided that the city life is more for them. “And if they’ve made an offer or bought any of the properties they saw on the show,” said Klayton. The experience was enough for Cross and Klayton to decide to make the move from LA and buy property on Ellemeham Mountain outside of Oroville. “Though we’d already been exploring the Okanogan valley for a couple months, the show had me really fall in love with the region. Without a doubt, our nights out in the Aeneas Valley left me wanting more! Although we didn’t get to spend a whole lot of time in Oroville itself, I’m excited to get to know more of our new hometown - including the yoga studio, which I was pleasantly surprised to find! For Angela and me, living off-grid is all about a larger journey of connectedness, sustainability, and a life of soulful work and hearty laughter,” Klayton said.

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TONASKET—Results for the 2015 Truck and Tractor Pulls held July 24 and 25 are as follows: Exhibition: Chris Claeys, North Plans, Ore., 247.9 feet. Gas: 1. Blayne Amoth, Bonners Ferry, Idaho, 430.10 feet; 2. Josh Amoth, Bonners Ferry, 424.4 feet; 3. Justin Elmendorf, Snohomish, 406.2 feet; 4. John Harrison, Okanogan, 406.2 feet; 5. Travis Fox, Tonasket, 355.10 feet; Chuck Cone, Tonasket, 336.10 feet; Cody Buckholtz, Omak, 321.7 feet; Lucas Vickers, Tonasket, 320.2 feet. Work Stock Diesel: 1. Bonnie Siegfried, Tonasket, 189.9 feet; 2. Clayton Jones, Riverside, Wash.,

179.11 feet; Dustin Buckingham, Spokane, 179.10 feet; Shane Higbee, Tonasket, 171.1 feet. Z.6 Diesel: Mark Adams, Snohomish, Wash., 209.0 feet. 3.0 Diesel: 1. Jason Burton, Rockford, Wash., 231.2 feet; 2. Mark Adams, Snohomish, 210.6 feet. Smoker Tractor: 1. Mick Vandalen, Lynden, Wash., “Big Green Tractor,” 226.1 feet; 2. Delton Amoth, Bonners Ferry, “Bad Apple,” 217.5 feet. Pro Stock 4x4: 1. Greg Gish, Tualatin, Ore., “Sodbuster,” 231.2 feet; 1. Dave Veenedall, Keiser, Ore., “Intimidator,” 231.2 feet; 2. Craig Smith, Beaverton, Ore., “A Nitemare,” 182.8 feet. Pro Mod 4x4: 1. Jenny Henjum, Spokane, Wash., “Moonlighter,”

239.9 feet; 2. Butch Philps, Dale, Ore., “Back Seat Driver,” 237.3 feet; 3. Steve Henjum, Spokane, “Limited Edition,” 236.11 feet Garrie Grant, Reardon, “Lil Thunder,” 236.8 feet; Dave Veenendall, Keiser, Ore., “Intimidator,” 195.2 feet; Cole Campbell, Chiliwack, B.C., “Predator,” 191.5 feet. Super Mod 4x4: Cheryl Forenpohar, Thorp, Wash., “Bounty Hunter,” 261.5 feet. Mod Farm Tractor: Brent Van Dalen, Lynden, “Barn Yard Special,” 216.3 feet. Unlimited Tractors: 1. Steve Campbell, Chiliwack, B.C., “Dirt Challenger,” 261.3 feet; Jack Wheatly, Thorp, “Major Woody,” 250+ feet; Russ, Thorp, “Captain Chaos,” 233.9 feet.

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Raising awareness for children’s cancer BY KATIE TEACHOUT KATHERINE@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM

OROVILLE-Team Astro, hiking to raise awareness of children battling cancer, stopped over for a couple of days of rest and resupply at the Camaray Motel in Oroville Sunday and Monday, July 26-27 on a 1200-mile hike of the Pacific Northwest Trail (PNT). The Astro Team members all met on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), and united for this trip along the PNT in memory of fellow hiker Andy Lyon, who died at age 22 of cancer; less than one year after hiking the PCT from Mexico to Canada in 2012. Team Astro is made up of Marc Fendel of Seattle, Ashley Ross of Big Sky Montana, Jeffry Winchester of Pollock, Calif. and Rick Wiggins of Santa Cruz, Calif. At some point each of them crossed paths with Lyon on the PCT. Fendel met him in 2012, when they were both on a throughhike; Lyon having taken a leave from his freshman year of studying Astrophysics at the University of California at Berkeley. “I hiked with him for about a week in the desert, at the start of the trail,” said Fendel. “At that point, no one knew he was sick. I found out at the end of my hike.” Fendel joined Lyon for the last 30 miles of the PCT and helped

him finish with some extra winter gear and healthy food. Fendel said he had previously noticed things he “couldn’t quite put together” about his fellow hiker, such as his need to take a day of rest when most throughhikers were anxious to log miles quickly and consistently. “Andy remarkably finished the entire PCT while getting off trail several times to receive medical treatment,” said Fendel. “When Lyon died, not only did we lose a dear friend, but perhaps more importantly, we lost a brilliant young mind with the kind of social consciousness that we desperately need for the future.” “He was a super great young kid,” said Wiggins. “He impacted a lot of peoples’ lives; even if you only met him for a short time.” “He knew he was going to die, but he didn’t stop living,” Fendel said.

NAMES ALONG THE MILES All the PCT hikers are given trail names. Lyon came by his courtesy of Fendel when Lyon was sharing information about constellations, planets and the mythologies surrounding them as the two viewed the skies at night along the trail. Fendel tagged him “Astro,” and it stuck. Fendel, in turn, earned the moniker “Gourmet” from Winchester in 2012 when the

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Andy ‘Astro’ Lyon celebrates reaching the northern terminus of the Pacific Crest Trail near Manning Park, B.C. October 23, 2012. Lyon hiked the entire trail, beginning in Mexico, after being diagnosed with cancer. He died less than a year after completing the PCT.

Winchester’s traverse of the Tahoe Rim Trail. “I had some nice food and I was cooking a lot on the PCT,” Fendel said. Winchester said, “Some people were trying to give me a trail name, and nothing was working for me. They came up with ‘Oakdale’ and I liked it.” Winchester took a more direct approach with Ross’s nickname, after crashing in a small creek during a night hike. “I have an unconventional first-aid kit,” said Ross. “He had a wound and I put some Goldenseal on it.” The wound healed nicely, and Ross has been known as Voodoo ever since. Wiggins was named ‘Moose’ the old fashioned way—by his father. “He was the one who introduced me to the PCT, so I accepted it in honor of him and am happy to answer to it,” said Wiggins.

KEEPING LYON’S LEGACY ALIVE Besides raising awareness, the group hopes to raise money to be donated to Children’s Cancer

Association; a small non-profit based out of Portland, Ore. that provides direct support to children battling cancer; including a therapeutic music program. “Their mission is very focused and all about outreach to kids with cancer and their families,” said Fendel, adding that it was important to the group as well as Lyon’s mom, Betsy Gosselin, they find a non-profit providing direct support services rather than cancer research. “Andy went along the lines of Western treatment and he suffered terribly for it,” said Fendel. Team Astro is hoping to raise $1200; one dollar for every mile hiked on this trip. “This isn’t something we have money for; this is something we had to save up for and budget like crazy,” Fendel said. They solicited sponsors when planning the trip, finding support from mostly food vendors such as Sister Sage Herbs, Yogi Tea, Cabot Cheese, Mary’s Gone Crackers and Uncle Dan’s cookies. Also providing support was Nex-Care, makers of “the best blister tape in the world,” accord-

ing to Wiggins; and a small outdoor equipment company called Z Packs.

REST AND REFUELING The stop over in Oroville was one of about a dozen drop spots along the way. They planned to jump in Lake Osoyoos, pick up items at the Oroville Post Office, shop for more supplies, and hit the trail again Tuesday morning, July 28. “This is the biggest stretch coming up before we can resupply, so we have to repack our food carefully,” said Winchester. The team’s next stop is planned for Ross Lake, 155 miles away, where a friend from Seattle will meet them with new supplies. Ross said her brother and father had both sent care packages to them at the Ross Lake Resort. The group started out at the Chief Mountain Trailhead in Glacier National Park in Montana June 24, and is hoping to reach the Olympic National Park by the first week of September. Their progress and adventures can be viewed at www.teamastro.org.

Trail News from the PNT Oroville is an Important Stop to Rest and Reload

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Energy company tours Enloe Dam OROVILLE -PUD General Manager John Grubich, PUD Director of Government Affairs Dan Boettger and PUD Commissioner Ernie Bolz met with Sam Perry of Sollos Energy, LLC, Wednsday, July 15, for a tour of Enloe Dam. Commissioner Scott Vejraska reported at the July 13 PUD Commissioners meeting that “an outfit is coming in from Colorado who is interested in buying the dam to generate power.” “It was kind of a dam tour; they

came in to see what we had and what kind it was,” said Grubich Monday, July 20. “It was just a general inquiry.” Grubich said he had no idea what Sollos Energy’s plans were, and that Enloe Dam would be a high-end project for them, as most of their projects were small 100-300 kw hour conduit projects in irrigation canals or similar environments. “They just had an interest in coming and taking a look to see what this project entailed and taking a tour to see what the topography is like,” said Grubich. “We will wait to hear back from

them after they do some additional review of the FERC license to see what it entails.” Grubich said he thought Sollos Energy was showing interest in response to the PUD putting out a call last fall, per request of the commissioners, to see if anyone might be interested in either purchasing the dam outright or running it and taking responsibility for maintaining it. Grubich said Sollos Energy is the third party to come out and see what the project entails. Sam Perry of Sollos Energy was not available for comment before this article went to press.

Newby Lake Fire – Going, going gone Wildhorse and Spur Fires are contained BY KATIE TEACHOUT KATHERINE@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM

The Newby Lake Fire was 95% contained as of Saturday, July 25. It is in patrol status, where it is expected to remain until the end of this year’s fire season. Due to safety concerns associated with falling snags, the remote location and fuel conditions, the fire won’t be declared 100% contained until this winter. Firefighters from the Type 3 Incident Management Team who took control of the fire from the larger, Type 3 Team Tuesday, July 21, returned command of the fire to the local Forest Service and Washington DNR units Sunday, July 26. The fire is burning on both USFS and WA DNR lands. According to a final press release from the Newby Lake Fire Information center dated

Saturday, July 25, one local crew and two engines remain to continue patrols. The 45 firefighters that remain assigned to the incident are re-rocking roads, fixing fences and preparing contingencies for response should the fire grow outside of its existing perimeter. Very little wispy smoke visible from burning inside the fire perimeter was visible Friday, July 24; and none visible along the eastern perimeter. Precipitation over the weekend was expected to further moderate fire activity. The contingency planning includes accurately mapping the types and locations of firefighting equipment being kept in place for use in defending containment lines as well as identifying if/ when strategies to be used for suppression should the fire begin to spread. Road improvements necessary for successful implementation of the contingencies is also occurring. An area closure remains on

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lands managed by the OkanoganWenatchee National Forest and those managed by Washington Department of Natural Resources. For the most up-todate trail, road and campground closure information on National Forest and Washington DNR lands, please contact the appropriate land management agency or visit their websites Washington DNR: www.dnr. wa.gov/managed-lands/forestand-trust-lands/loomis-andloup-loup-state-forests O k a n o g a n - We n a t c h e e National Forest: www.fs.usda. gov/okawen/. Spur Fire, near Bonaparte Lake, is contained and in patrol status. The Wildhorse Fire, west of Summit Lake on Mount Hull expected to reach 100% containment by the end of today’s work shift. Firefighters on Wildhorse Fire are continuing mop-up, and securing the fire perimeter with the intent of transitioning management responsibility for the fire back to the Tonasket Ranger District on Monday morning. Patrol of the fire will be ongoing. An area and trail closure remains in place for the Wildhorse fire on National Forest lands west of Forest Road 3525. The closure map and fire perimeter maps, as well as photos and updates associated with the fires are available on Facebook and Twitter at www. facebook.com/OkaWenNF or @ OkaWenNF .

Richard Leo Mayer

RICHARD LEO MAYER On Friday, July 17, 2015

Eugene August Dammel

EUGENE AUGUST DAMMEL Eugene August Dammel passed away suddenly on June 20, 2015.

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Richard (Dick) Leo Mayer of Tonasket passed away peacefully at home at the age of 76 years. Dick was born in Buffalo, New York on July 6, 1939. He has lived in Tonasket since 2006, when he moved from Federal Way, Wash.. Dick was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Kathleen Mayer. Left behind to remember him are his twin brother Roberto Mayer, an Oblate missionary priest in Sao Paulo, Brazil; his sister, Jeanne Bishop; his children Chris (Jodie) Mayer, Scott Mayer and Amy Powell; his grandchildren Travis, Logan, Addison and Felicity and his good friend Donna Kelso. Dick had been a member of Kiwanis for 25 years, serving in many offices including Governor of the Pacific Northwest District in 2004-05. Dick was

also a member of Knights of Columbus, Ducks Unlimited, American Legion, AmVets (American Veterans) and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Dick served five years as Commander of the Tonasket American Legion Post #82 and also served a term as President of the Tonasket Chamber of Commerce. He was currently serving as Finance Officer for AmVets Post #69 in Chesaw. There will be a ‘Celebration of Life’ for Dick on Thursday, August 13 beginning at 2 p.m. with a Legion Service to be held at the Tonasket Cemetery. This will be followed by a reception and sharing time at the Tonasket Eagles. If desired, memorial donations may be made to “U.S. Armed Forces Legacy,” P.O. Box 854, Tonasket, WA 98855.

He was 85-years-old. Eugene was born to parent John and Alice Dammel in Havillah, Wash. He graduated from Washington State University in 1952 and married his wife of 63 years, Marguerite Esslinger, that same year. Subsequently he served in the 82nd Airborne for three years before embarking on a 40-year career with McKesson Drug. Eugene will be remembered as a hard worker, loving husband and a warm and devoted father and grandfather who always had a kind voice and a generous spirit. He is survived by his wife, Marguerite; son and daughter-inlaw, Edward and Carole Dammel; daughter and son-in-law, Mark and Katherine Martins; daughter and son-in-law, Timothy and Carol Meadows; daughter, Ruth Ripley and grandchildren, Nathaniel Martins, Hannah Miller, Gemma and Theodore Meadows and Alice and Rose

Ripley. He is also survived by his sisters, Madge Eaton of Spokane, Barbara Dart of Oroville and Ina Visser of Havillah and many nieces and nephews.

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