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Worried about area losses due to wildfires school garden to be moved from up on the hill to closer to the elementary school playground areas. The garden will be TONASKET - Tonasket School District reduced to a more manageable size of Board members voted to postpone run- about a quarter of an acre. Goals for this year include getting a ning the school bond fence built around it, again until February of the tool shed 2017. The decision was “We need the bond, but moving to the new location, reached at the Sept. 28 we can’t survive with- and building an outregular board meeting after much deliberaout the levy. My recom- door classroom. The board voted tion and discussion of mendation would be to reappoint Athletic critical needs within the schools, includto postpone the bond; Review Board community members Seth ing finding space for there is enough emo- Buchhert, Felicia Clark growing enrollment numbers. tional angst in the com- and Richard Rawley. The board approved Community memmunity right now” to increase the trafbers Michael Greene, fic safety class fee to Steve McCullough, Superintendent, Rob Inlow and Janet Tonasket School District $460. The fee increase Bretz reported on was necessitated by findings from a Bond the hiring of a private Facilities commitcontractor from Omak tee meeting earlier in the day; saying a majority of the group to teach the course when the former believed it would be best to focus on instructor retired and a replacement was running the levy this coming February, not found. The board approved the yearly report and to wait on running the bond again until the following February. Concerns required by the State School Board for were voiced regarding the community’s Basic Educational Compliance to verify economic recovery from this summer’s Tonasket School District is providing at least 1,080 hours of instruction per year. wildfires. The school board addressed sever“We need the bond, but we can’t survive without the levy,” said Tonasket al policy updates, approving the third School District Superintendent Steve and final reading of the Policy #6022, McCullough. “My recommendation Minimum Fund Balance. The policy would be to postpone the bond; that states the district will reach a minimum there is enough emotional angst in the fund balance of eight percent of the general fund budget by the 2018-19 school community right now.” A resolution would need to be submit- year with increments of six percent by ted by December 11 in order to run it in the 2016-17 school year and seven percent by the 2017-18 school year. February. More information is needed on Policy Board members approved the hiring of Lesli Koplin as middle school c-squad #6210, Purchasing: Authorization and volleyball coach, Mike Larson as a one- Control regarding bid limits, prior to year maintenance and grounds worker final adoption. First readings were held of updates and Ken Weese as a one-year high school to Policies #1340, Targeted Student custodian. The school board also voted to change Learning; #2020, Course Design, their meeting date from Mondays to Selection and Adoption of Instructional Wednesdays. Other changes include plans for the SEE SCHOOL BOND| PG A2 BY KATIE TEACHOUT


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Above, Brisa Leep and Serenity Poletti, both of Tonasket, wait to hear 2014 Okanogan County Fair Queen Lexee Howell, also of Tonasket, announce this year’s winner. Left, 2015 Okanogan County Fair Queen Brisa Leep thanks family and friends for their support during her campaign for fair queen.

Oroville school student enrollment higher than predicted, district prepares for levy Gold mine’s closure might not hit district as hard as forecast BY GARY A. DE VON EDITOR@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM

OROVILLE – “Schools in session and things are going very well,” Steve Quick, Oroville School District Superintendent told the school board at their Monday, Sept. 28 meeting. The statement came under “Good News and Announcements,” one of the first items the board’s agenda each month. Quick followed by saying enrollment was over what was projected when the board made this year’s budget. “We should be able to average by the end of the year what we budgeted for,” Quick said. Later when he was going over the financial report written by District Business Manager Shay Shaw, he said the district was at 544.7 FTE (full time

equivalent) students, which is 24.7 more predicted and the assessor hopes that than budgeted for. The more students the new construction in the area will help better because the state pays basic educa- to offset some of the decrease in evalution dollars based on ation when the mine the number of FTEs does shut down,” said enrolled in the school. Quick. “That was good Quick also spoke “ ...the assessor hopes news to me.” about the need to start When asked if the that new construction school district would preparing for the next two-year Maintenance in the area will help again qualify for levy and Operations Levy. equalization monto offset some of the ies once the mine was He said the issue will be on the ballot in decrease in evaluation closed, Quick said the February. Currently district did not know when the mine does at this point. Oroville the levy amount is $1.2 million and the School District lost shut down,” superintendent said Levy Equalization, Steve Quick, Superintendent the district did not funds given by the have enough property state to poorer rural Oroville School District evaluation to increase school districts if they that amount. However, pass their maintenance he added that a meeting last week and operation levies so they can provide with Okanogan County Assessor Scott education on a more equal level with Furman was more positive than expected property rich school districts. Oroville in light of Kinross’ plan to shut down lost levy equalization because the gold operations at their Buckhorn Mountain mine increased the amount of valuagold mine this year. tion in the district elevating it above the “The mine hasn’t shut down like they amount required to qualify.


“We’re real close on Levy Equalization... that number fluctuates,” said Quick. “Some more good news is that the three year loan for improvements to the elementary school building comes off the tax rolls.” Last Monday’s meeting started out with a presentation by Tori Kindred, a sophomore at Oroville High School. Kindred is this year’s state president of Future Business Leaders of America. She reported on attending the state conference, as well as the national conference in Chicago. Kindred said FBLA gives students a chance to meet with business leaders from around the state and to network with people like Mark Zuckerberg, the creator of Facebook and the CEO of Starbucks. “I mainly came here to show my appreciation for your support of FBLA. We love to do this, we love to compete,” she said. “Without you supporting my dad and our chapter, we couldn’t do it.” After her year as state president, Kindred, whose father Tony Kindred is the group’s advisor, said she is considering running for national secretary. And



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even further into the future Kindred said she is thinking of getting into event planning as a career, because so much of her experience with FBLA has revolved around event planning. In their principal’s reports, both elementary principal Joan Hoehn and high school principal Kristen Sarmiento made presentations showing results from student testing – which grades and subjects the students were doing well in and where there was still work to be done. “We need to fill in the holes we’ve missed,” said Hoehn, referring to third and fourth grade English Language Arts and Literacy scores as well as fourth and fifth grade math scores. Sarmiento showed where 11th grade test results were lacking across the state. She said this was due to these students already passing required tests. “Across the state there were entire classes of 11th graders who walked out and didn’t take the tests because they had already met the requirements. Ours didn’t, but they didn’t try. It’s hard

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OROVILLE - For the fourth year in a row the Veranda Beach Homeowners Association has offered up their swimming pool year to our fourth grade students for two weeks of swim lessons. Students were instructed by three instructors from Okanogan: Cameron Moses, Aidan O’Connor and Kaitlan Klepec. All three instructors worked at the Okanogan pool this past summer as instructors and lifeguards and are headed back to college this fall. They have done an amazing job teaching quite a few of our students how to swim for the first time as well as taught improved skills to those who already had some basic skills.

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Oroville fourth grade students get swimming lessons at the Veranda Beach Pool for the fourth year. The use of the pool is donated annually through the generosity of the Veranda Beach Homeowners Association. Learning to swim is a skill that will serve these students well into the future and very well may save their lives someday. The district is grateful for Veranda’s Homeowners’ and managers’ willingness to cooperate with us in this endeavor for the fourth year in a row. The students have

absolutely loved this opportunity even though a few of the days were quite chilly in the morning during lessons. The school district is highly appreciative of the homeowners and their willingness to be a strong partner with our community.

ENROLLMENT | FROM A1 to make kids try when they’ve already passed it,” Sarmiento said. She said there was work to do with both English Language Arts and Math, some grade levels, however were very near the state average. “I know we have work to do in math, we have kids in ALEKS now,” she said. Director Mike Egerton asked if the testing results were available for parents, so they could see how their children were fairing. Sarmiento said they would be available at the parent/teacher conferences. The principal also reported that Oroville High School’s graduation rate was 85.1 percent and was increasing. In his report, Supt. Quick said

that the process of evaluations had already started for this year. “I’m on the principals and they’re on the teachers,” Quick said. Quick also said that the district was looking at new tools to put more of their lessons online. “I also appreciate the board’s and Veranda Beach’s support for the swimming program for the fourth grade students. It was a little cooler this year. But the program can save lives,” he said. “Not only that it enriches them,” said School director Rocky DeVon. The school board approved a consent agenda that included several items. Among these were amending the school calendar to include an early release on

Nov. 25 and an extra contract for Tam Hutchinson of $5,689 for teaching during his athletic director prep period for 2015-16 and approval of a stipend for $500 for the AVID summer training in San Diego, Calif., being reimbursed by Gear Up for Shelly Johnson, DeHaven Hill, Steven Gunderson, Jan Ottman, EdBooker, Whitney Massart, Tony Kindred, Harold Jenson, Steve Colvin and Linda Colvin. Tina Koepke, Courney Montowski and Mary Marchand were hired as parapros and Dwayne Turner as assistant high school football coach and Justine Salizar as junior high volleyball coach. The substitute list was also approved, with two board members abstaining because the were related to someone on the list.

Materials; #2027, DistrictOwnership of Staff-Created Work; #2418 Waiver of High School Graduation Credits; #3122, Excused and Unexcused Absences; and #3421, Child Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation Prevention. Administrative reports were turned in by Liz Stucker, Director of Tonasket Special Services; Tonasket Elementary School Principal Jeremy Clark and Middle School Principal Jay Tyus. Stucker reported a very busy start up for special education services due to a significant movement of students transferring into the district, most of whom have IEP’s and/or evaluations that are past due. Stucker said the preschool is now serving 20 students, with three on a waiting list. “The small classroom size is limiting our ability to provide services to more students at this time,” Stucker stated. Clark said it was amazing to see the community support in the wake of the summer’s wildfires, with donations of school supplies coming from not only the local community, but as far away as New Orleans. Elementary school students are excited to engage in the Seven Habits of Happy Kids; part of the Leader in Me program the school is beginning to implement this year. Clark reported the school will focus on one individual habit each month. The first elementary school Awards Assembly of the year will be held Friday, Oct. 2 at 2:30 p.m. Clark said he would be attending a training session on differentiation necessary for meeting the needs of the diverse learning population, and an early literacy conference focused on k/1 reading development with a goal of closing reading deficits by the time students get to third grade and face the state testing. Tyus reported the opening day assembly was “the best one ever.” It was completely student-leadership driven as modeled by Leader in Me protocol. Tyus also reported staff members learning and practicing the Seven Habits of

Highly Effective People resulting in increased dedication, cooperation, trust and “communicating at a level that has not been previously seen.” “It is part of the training, but also the quality of the individuals in this place,” Tyus said. Elementary and Middle School staff members attended Leader in Me training last spring and early this fall. The $35,000 cost of the training is being reimbursed to the district through the migrant program. Caton attended the Legislative Assembly at the Sea-Tac Marriott September 18-19 and distributed notes from the meeting to his fellow board members. All five board members and Superintendent McCullough plan to attend the WSSDA Regional Meeting in Oroville Tuesday, Oct. 6. High school student Rachel Silverthorn reported on student activities, including the FCCLA planning a service project to benefit families whose homes have been lost in widlfires; and the FFA working with Tonasket Mayor Patrick Plumb on a service project to help rebuild the fences of families who lost fencing and pasture. She said the T-Club and Mrs. Moore’s class would be recreating an athlete of the year quilt lost by the student in this year’s wildfires.

Silverthorne said the Tonasket FFA chapter came in first place at the Okanogan County Fair, and Tonasket Homecoming will be held this Saturday, Oct. 3 at noon. Board member Lloyd Caton said 230 animals were sold at the Okanogan County Fair; 89 of them belonging to Tonasket kids. “It was one of the hottest sales I ever saw. We set a new record for dollars,” Caton said. “Probably 80 percent of Tonasket kids received blue ribbons.” Board member Ty Olson also reported positive support for kids at the market stock sales. “Some of the people in this county who lost the most in the fires came out and spent a lot of money,” said Olson, adding that when he asked one community member who lost everything he had in the fire about his generosity at the fair, the man responded “That’s because you never give up on your kids.” “This man doesn’t even have a kid in the school system or at the fair. And no one had a bigger loss than this guy did; and the losses aren’t over for him yet. Also,” Olson continued, “we have something pretty special in this valley right now and that is our Ag program. It is the envy of the valley. People came up to me the fair and said, ‘You guys are really doing it right.’ I don’t want to see that program stall out if we don’t support it by not running the bond.”

Ducks raise bucks for pool The Tonasket Swimming Pool Fundraising committee held the annual duck race Saturday, Sept. 26, raising $2,530 with the sales of 506 ducks. The race is usually held in August with the ducks dropped off the Fourth Street Bridge in Tonasket, where they float the Okanogan River to the finish line in the Cheif Tonasket Park. Due to delays caused by the Okanogan Complex wildfires, the race was postponed this year, with the raceway leveled down to a plastic swimming pool set up at the Community Cultural Center during Saturday’s After the Burn Party. Noreen Olma was the first place winner, receiving a two-man raft. Second-place winner George Frank received $40 cash, and the third-place winner Terry Peterson received $20. Both Frank and Peterson donated their winnings back to the swimming pool fund. The fund is now up to 4623,400.

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Living the Kinross Values: Outstanding Corporate Citizenship Tom Johnson, Mine Geologist at Kettle River – Buckhorn, has been honored with a Gold “Living our Values” award (LOVA) for Outstanding Corporate Citizenship. One of the four Kinross Values, Outstanding Corporate Citizenship means that:

Tom is a exemplify this quality are nominated by distinctive their coworkers and ambassador their names and stoand advocate ries are sent on to for the minthe regional office ing industry, • We are committed to the highest ethical and in Denver. The reand devotes governance standards in the industry. gional team reviews a significant • We value integrity and transparency in all that the nominations and amount of we do. recommends names his time to • Corporate responsibility, as articulated by our to send on to the community Corporate Responsibility Principles, will recorporate office in events and main a key business priority for the company. Toronto, where just organiza• We will be uncompromising regarding these 2 to 3 winners are tions. He can commitments. selected for truly always be The Outstanding Corporate Citizenship LOVA demonstrating Outcounted on award celebrates Kinross employees who enrich standing Corporate to represent Tom Johnson in his element teaching local children how to pan their environment at work and are ambassadors in Citizenship. Similarly, for gold. the Kettle their communities. 2-3 winners are seRiver – BuckAt each site within the company, employees who lected to represent the remaining three company horn operation at various events throughout the values of Putting People First, year, including Arbor Day, junior shooting derby, High Performance Culture and the Kinross Company Family Picnic, and our anRigorous Financial Discipline. nual Haul Route Litter Cleanup. Whether he’s This year – the seventh year teaching people how to pan for gold, educating of the LOVA program –nine grade school students about geology and mining, employees out of over 3,000 or leading tours through the Buckhorn Mine, peonominations from our sites ple always walk away from Tom’s presentations across the world were given with a greater understanding of the mining industhis honor. Our very own Tom try, as well as a desire to learn more. Often conJohnson was selected as one sidered the “Face of Buckhorn,” Tom’s distinctive of this year’s Gold award win- handlebar mustache, his bright, twinkling eyes and ners, representing Outstanding his enthusiastic attitude bring out the very best of Corporate Citizenship. To hon- mining, historic to present! Through the years, or Tom, he and his wife will be Tom has become a hallmark of KRB’s strong work traveling to Toronto to attend ethic and its commitment to the local community. an awards banquet and receive Tom has also been a familiar face in many special recognition, along with Kinross videos. To watch a video about Tom and the other eight LOVA award is son Gary, go to https://www.youtube.com/ Tom Johnson with his son Gary Johnson, Senior Environmental winners. watch?v=oLTTO1zuAYw. Engineer, Kettle River-Buckhorn.



NEWS SUPER MOON LUNAR ECLIPSE Avid amateur astronomer Brent Baker caught the lunar eclipse in a series of photographs last Sunday, Sept. 27. The eclipse was particularly spectacular as it was a “super moon” when the moon is closest to the Earth, 226,000 miles. Lunar eclipses happen when the Earth’s shadow blocks the sun’s light, which otherwise reflects off the moon. There are three types — total, partial and penumbral — with the most dramatic being a total lunar eclipse, in which Earth’s shadow completely covers the moon. Moving clockwise from the top left, the orange “blood” moon is just showing the beginnings a shadow, progressing until it reaches a total eclipse of the sun’s reflection.

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Criminal Dylan Jay Mulligan, 28, Oroville, pleaded guilty Aug. 18 to third-degree child molestation. The court dismissed charges of second-degree rape, unlawful imprisonment, furnishing liquor to a minor and indecent liberties. Mulligan was sentenced Sept. 22 to eight months in jail and fined $860.50 for the Dec. 27, 2013 crime. Scott Thomas Hilke, 21, Okanogan, pleaded guilty Sept. 22 to second-degree burglary. Hilke was sentenced to 30 days in jail and fined $605.98, including $5.98 in restitution to Wal Mart. The crime occurred Aug. 25. Christopher W. Nicholson, 28, Riverside, pleaded guilty Sept. 24 to two counts of distribution of a controlled substance (heroin) and one count of attempted distribution of a controlled substance. Nicholson was sentenced to 16 months in prison and fined $2,270.50 for the March 4 crimes. Ernest Ramirez Palomares, 46, Omak, pleaded guilty Sept. 24 to first-degree vehicle prowl, second-degree criminal trespassing and third-degree malicious mischief. Palomares was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 304 days suspended, and fined $600 for the July 24 crimes. Kenneth Ray Squetimkin, 24, Omak, pleaded guilty Sept. 25 to attempted possession of a stolen vehicle. The court dismissed a second-degree criminal trespassing charge. Squetimkin was sentenced to 16.5 months in prison and fined $1,110.50 for the May 28 crime. The court found probable cause to charge Shelley Sue Zweig, 48, Omak, with custodial assault. The crime allegedly occurred Sept. 17. The court found probable cause to charge Chad David Buckmiller, 34, Oroville, with harassment (threats to kill), POCS (methamphetamine) and use of drug paraphernalia. The crimes allegedly occurred Sept. 20. Civil The state Employment Security Department assessed the following individuals for overpayment of unemployment insurance benefits, penalties and interest: Justin M. Monahan, Omak, $1,306.62; Alexander Henry, no middle name listed, Omak, $612; and Steve

DISTRICT COURT Calvin Wayne Asmussen, 53, Omak, had a fourth-degree assault charge dismissed. Asmussen was fined $200. Anthony Jason Bigwolf, 19, Omak, guilty on three counts of MIP/C. Bigwolf was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 360 days suspended, and fined a total of $1,474. Rita J. Blackman, 53, Oroville, had a DUI charge dismissed. Blackman was fined $1,675. Ricky Lewis Bronson II, 34, Oroville, guilty of third-degree DWLS. Bronson was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 75 days suspended, and fined $618. Christopher Paul Campos, 43, Omak, had a fourth-degree assault charge dismissed. Epigmenio Suarez Castanede, 19, Tonasket, guilty of reckless driving. Castanede was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 359 days suspended, and fined $558. Joseph William Cook, 28, Omak, had three charges dismissed: two counts of violation of a no-contact order and one count of third-degree malicious mischief. 911 CALLS & JAIL BOOKINGS Monday, Sept. 21, 2015 Fraud on Burton Ave. in Okanogan. Drugs on S. Fifth Ave. in Okanogan. Fraud on Holder Rd. near Tonasket. Weapons offense on Cobey Trail Rd. near Tonasket. Automobile theft on Miller Rd. near Omak. Weapons offense on Jerry Way near Tonasket. Theft on Hi-View Lane near Tonasket. Threats on S. Third Ave. in Okanogan. Burglary on Rodeo Trail Rd. near Omak. DWLS on Webber Rd. near Tonasket. Warrant arrest on Koala Dr. in Omak. Theft on Hwy. 20 near Tonasket. Found property on Ironwood St. in Oroville. Bicycle recovered. DWLS on Fir St. in Oroville. Disorderly conduct on Ironwood St. in Oroville. Chad David Buckmiller, 34, booked for POCS (methamphetamine), felony harassment (threats to kill) and possession of drug paraphernalia. Wesley Paul Wirth, 38, DOC detainer. Trevis Mayfred Munson, 40, DOC detainer. Jacob Mitchell Jackson, 27, booked on a DOC secretary’s

warrant. Stacy Lea Rodriguez, 49, booked on an Omak Police Department FTA warrant for thirddegree theft. Catrina Dawn Mills, 49, booked for DUI, third-degree DWLS and a Grant County FTA warrant for DUI.

37, booked for fourth-degree assault (DV). Robert Joseph Parisien, 20, booked on three OCSO FTA warrants for second-degree vehicle prowl and resisting arrest. Denise Marie Gorr, 45, booked for DUI.

Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015 Domestic dispute on S. Whitcomb Ave. in Tonasket. Fraud on W. Bartlett Ave. in Omak. Burglary on Omak Airport Rd. near Omak. Domestic dispute on S. Fifth Ave. in Okanogan. Assault on S. Main St. in Omak. Burglary on N. Second Ave. in Okanogan. Warrant arrest on Airport Rd. near Oroville. Malicious mischief on Omache Dr. in Omak. Trespassing on S. Cedar St. in Omak. Trespassing on Okoma Dr. in Omak. Assault on S. Main St. in Omak. Domestic dispute on Main St. in Oroville. DWLS on S. Whitcomb Ave. in Tonasket. Maria Gamez Aispiro, 29, DOC detainer. William Keaton Jr., 66, booked on a Tonasket Police Department FTC warrant for DUI. Epigmenio Suarez Castenede, 19, court commitment for reckless driving.

Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 Vehicle-vs.-horse crash on Robinson Canyon Rd. near Omak. Custodial interference on Holmes Rd. near Tonasket. Warrant arrest on W. Oak St. in Okanogan. Theft on Rodeo Trail Rd. near Okanogan. Harassment on Toroda Creek Rd. near Wauconda. Burglary on S. Third Ave. in Okanogan. DWLS on Hwy. 7 near Tonasket. Theft on S. Ferry St. in Omak. Theft on Engh Rd. in Omak. Sex offense on Omache Dr. in Omak. Trespassing on S. Ash St. in Omak. Warrant arrest on E. Third St. in Tonasket. Trespassing on Bonaparte Ave. in Tonasket. Chayse Allen Wiggins, 22, booked on a Tonasket Police Department FTA warrant for third-degree possession of stolen property. Ryan William Adolph Louie, 32, DOC detainer. Bradley James Verstegen, 28, booked on an OCSO FTA warrant for possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Mark Anthony Yingling, 32, booked on ten FTA bench warrants: two each for firstdegree trafficking in stolen property, second-degree robbery, second-degree ID theft and four for third-degree theft. Jesse Owen Jane, 39, DOC detainer. Jose Mata Jimenez, 38, booked on a State Patrol FTA warrant for third-degree DWLS. Stacey Lavon Adrian, 46, booked on a DOC secretary’s warrant. Samantha Ann Harding, 44, booked for violation of a nocontact order (DV) and thirddegree DWLS. Dia Marie Gardner, 40, court commitments for two counts of fourth-degree assault (DV) and one count of interfering with reporting (DV).

Wednesday Sept. 23, 2015 Malicious mischief on Westlake Rd. near Oroville. Theft on Bannon Creek Rd. near Riverside. Threats on Lake Breeze Lane near Oroville. Sex offense on Hwy. 20 near Tonasket. Warrant arrest on E. Apple Ave. in Omak. DUI on S. Second Ave. in Okanogan. Domestic dispute on S. Second Ave. in Okanogan. Malicious mischief on Omak Ave. in Omak. Domestic dispute on E. Fourth Ave. in Omak. Warrant arrest on Engh Rd. in Omak. DWLS on 10th Ave. in Oroville. Domestic dispute on Cherry St. in Oroville. Assault on W. Jonathan St. in Tonasket. Threats on S. Whitcomb Ave. in Tonasket. Raymond Wilbur Ward, 47, court commitment for DUI. Robert Charlie Atkins, 23, DOC detainer. Jason Leroy George, 50, booked for second-degree malicious mischief (DV). Xu Wei, no middle name listed,

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Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015 One-vehicle roll-over crash on Toats Coulee Rd. near Loomis. Automobile theft on Allen Lane near Omak. Trespassing on W. Fourth Ave. in Omak. Burglary on Main St. in Oroville. Custodial interference on Main St. in Oroville. Domestic dispute on Main St. in Oroville. One-vehicle crash on Kernan Rd. near Oroville. No injuries reported. DWLS on Hwy. 7 near Oroville. Brittany Lynn Hood, 26, booked for third-degree DWLS, fourth-degree assault (DV), first-degree criminal trespassing and a Jefferson County FTA warrant for DUI. Juan Javier Tinoco Tinoco, 32, booked for DUI. Joel Moss Travelstead, 72, booked for DUI.

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Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015 Public intoxication on Pine St. in Okanogan. Custodial interference on Loomis-Oroville Rd. near Tonasket. Assault on Kendall St. in Riverside. Domestic dispute on S. Seventh Ave. in Okanogan. Assault on S. Main St. in Omak. Public intoxication on Riverside Dr. in Omak. Trespassing on W. First Ave. in Omak. Assault on S. Main St. in Omak. Public intoxication on S. Main St. in Omak. Fraud on Riverside Dr. in Omak. Drugs on N. Ash St. in Omak. Threats on S. Main St. in Omak. Warrant arrest on W. First Ave. in Omak. Domestic dispute on Ironwood St. in Oroville. Domestic dispute on Main St. in Oroville. DWLS on 10th Ave. in Oroville. Resisting arrest on Main St. in Oroville. Harassment on Mill Dr. in Tonasket. Lee Andrew Kukuk, 19, booked for second-degree DWLS. Rachelle Marie Stanley, 43,

booked on a Superior Court FTA warrant for non-support. Geraldine Ann Carpenter, 24, booked for fourth-degree assault (DV). Brittany Michelle McKinney, 22, booked on an Omak Police Department FTA warrant for MIP/C. Juan D. Felix Armillas, 32, court commitment for DUI. Tommy Eugene Moore, 49, booked for resisting arrest, POCS (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia and an OCSO FTA warrant for third-degree DWLS.

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Friday, Sept. 25, 2015 Theft on Frosty Creek Rd. near Tonasket. Mail reported miss-

ing. Trespassing on Engh Rd. near Omak. Burglary on Oak St. in Okanogan. Theft on Rodeo Trail Rd. near Okanogan. Pump and electrical wire reported missing. Trespassing on S. Third Ave. in Okanogan. Theft on Wildwood Dr. in Omak. One-vehicle crash on E. Cherry Ave. in Omak. No injuries reported. Theft on Engh Rd. in Omak. Threats on Ironwood St. in Oroville. Trespassing on Main St. in Oroville. Domestic dispute on Main St. in Oroville. Francisco Gonzalez, no middle name listed, 19, DOC detainer. Chace Kenneth Clarence Taber, 24, booked on a Lynnwood municipal warrant for fourthdegree assault (DV). Ryan Patrick Taylor, 36, booked for reckless driving, reckless endangerment and thirddegree DWLS. Wayne Matthew Anderson, 43, booked for DUI. Michelle Ann Hernandez, 26, DOC detainer. Zaphett Akien Spears, 38, booked for residential burglary.

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These are difficult times for many Washingtonians as the battle against wild fires continues on multiple fronts. The spirit of sacrifice and generosity of fellow citizens, near and far, gives a reason for hope amid great adversity. While towns in Okanogan have been especially hard-hit, Chelan, Yakima, Klickitat, Ferry, and Stevens counties face devastating blazes. I saw the destruction of homes and businesses in Chelan and Twisp: the scale of the challenge seems daunting, but these fires have met the grit and resolve of courageous men and women. The thousands of first responders, firefighters, National Guard members, and volunteers – some Rep. Dan Newhouse from as far away as New Zealand and Australia – have demonstrated heroic efforts to protect the lives and property of our neighbors. Their safety is in our prayers. We honor the memory of three U.S. Forest Service firefighters who were overrun while fighting flames at Twisp River Road in the Methow Valley. They leave behind families, friends, and loved ones whose loss can never be replaced. These brave men were familiar with the dangers of their service. They understood the risks, and yet they served out of devotion to their community on behalf of others. The words from Scripture remind us: “Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.” We also pray for a swift recovery for firefighters who have been injured. Local and national charitable organizations including the Red Cross and the Salvation Army are collecting and coordinating distribution of relief supplies. These organizations are providing bottled water, canned food, batteries, toiletries, and other necessities. The Red Cross has also secured shelters for residents who have been forced to evacuate their homes in North Central Washington. For information on how to find a shelter, you can call (509) 663-3907. To find out more about the Red Cross efforts, you can call 1-800-RedCross or go online to www. RedCross.org. The depth of the need has been met by an outpouring of support. When the Department of Natural Resources called for citizen volunteers for the first time in state history, thousands responded to sign up, including hundreds of heavy equipment operators. That response is a testament to the strength and depth of our community’s commitment to help one another. Federal support after an Emergency Declaration will be critical to secure additional resources to help battle the wildfires burning in the state and help with recovery. I will continue to work with federal officials to ensure those affected are getting the resources they need. From those on the front lines working long hours, to those on the back lines coordinating relief, we have seen the very best of our neighbors and our community. As we pray for relief of the threat, we also lift up prayers of gratitude for the courage and kind acts, great and small, of so many.

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Still concerned about level of care Dear Editor, From the statement to Oroville Mayor Chuck Spieth and the City Council at their Sept. 15 meeting: I’m here today to express my concern about the “level of care” being provided by the new ambulance service. I attended the last rural ems meeting two weeks ago and it was unanimous, they all agreed that a three-person crew should be the standard in a rural area. I realize the state standard is two, and in the city that may be fine, and legally this is correct, but morally I think not. What about Chesaw, or Pontiac Ridge area? What happens when things with the patient change, and another EMT is required to help in the back? Does the driver stop and assist or do they grab a bystander or call for more help? Story Time - two EMTs covering our district is not what the citizens are used too. For years, 95 percent of past runs had three people, two of which were EMTs. When this was not the case it may have been due to a second call or second unit needed. Which is my concern, how will Lifeline handle such needs? Call Tonasket and let the person in need wait for at least 20 minutes? My driveway has had four accidents that required fire and EMS to be called. So if I get hit by another vehicle and we both need care, one of us gets to wait for a unit from Tonasket? When I’m 1.3 miles from a second unit that can’t roll. How is this the same level of care? Now you can’t roll the second unit ever? Zero percent of the time? Have you applied for a “reduction of services” with the state Department of Health? As per Catie Holstein (DOH) this is required. Let’s consult Dr. Smith, the acting MPD, and see what his thoughts are on a single EMT being in the back of a moving ambulance, trying to perform current high performance level of CPR for any length of time. No way! The city and Lifeline are sending out compromised “first responder’’ teams. About this backing you into a corner, No. April 8th you received a memorandum from (Okanogan County Planner) Mr. Houston with three options. That’s not a corner. Mr. Allen was just the final straw, he forced you to show your hand in making a choice. The language difference between the draft dated March 16 and final version of a memorandum dated April 8, from Mr. Huston is interesting: they (the city) believe that Lifeline is ready to make a proposal that should (meet or exceed service that has been provided in the past” has been dropped, I can see why, as Lifeline is staffing only one ambulance with two crew members and cannot staff a second ambulance. Who is paying the 10 percent above their costs? City, county? It seems a little odd that they are being reimbursed for all cost plus 10 percent, and get to increase those costs by driving around town for mocha runs, and general joy rides. The previous crew didn’t do that, they had jobs to get back to. Also as per Mr. Huston’s email dated July 1st to Chris Branch “there are questions to be asked about a private ambulance service

being developed using donated funds.” Was the last ambulance purchase, not partially paid for by substantial donations? What is the legal status of said donations? Non-profit? Corp? Since 2007 there has been a serious problem within the ambulance service. Coordinator at the time Christina Rise brought these issues forward at a city council meeting, issues brought out in minutes were: Low number of volunteers, burn out by the few EMTs and personnel issues. Also in the minutes, (former city) clerk Kathy Jones voiced concerns stating that “the entire community will suffer” if the area is forced to go to a private company for ambulance services. Do these sound familiar? The problems were never solved. Instead you put a different instigator, I mean coordinator into the mix. My wife has been with Oroville EMS as an EMT for 22 years. Has she not on several occasions come to you with concerns or issues? Issues you all refused to acknowledge for far too long. I have been trying to get her to quit for over a year, but she refused to do so. Why, because she would not abandon her fellow EMTs and cause what few were left an even greater work load and responsibility. I find it odd that “within hours” of receiving the last coordinators resignation on Jan. 14th, the city began putting a new plan into action with Lifeline. Then you just strung the EMS crew along, without keeping them informed of what yourself, Joanne and Chris Branch were feverishly working on. I commend you on all your efforts. Too bad this amount of time and effort on your parts did not occur years ago as it could have possibly made a big difference. Remember four EMTS, three EMRS and one driver, two ambulances, around the clock. Your EMS crew was “drowning.” Chris Allen threw them a “lifeline.” They reached out for it because they saw no other options. The city was increasingly getting hostile towards them. I find it troubling, that with the length of time that this EMS crisis has been ongoing, that a meeting with the city council, the Rural EMS advisors, the county commissioners and the Oroville ambulance crew could not be arranged. Never, not ever, not even once. Had this occurred and you had all been in one place, a solution that would benefit all could likely have been found. In the minutes of a “BOCC” meeting held June 23rd Judy Dunstan stated that the “city should be here,” to which Director Huston replied “he was surprised that no one from the city was in attendance.”

When I attended the last rural EMS meeting, they could not tell me when the last time John or Tony attended one of their meetings. I realize dealing with three different groups is difficult, but there is a reason... “over sight.” The county commissioner’s have not been doing their job, the Mayor and council were doing things they did not have legal authority (at the time) to do, as per Mr. Huston’s report dated March 16th; and the Rural EMS were spinning yarn. I hope all parties have learned something. I don’t think you have found the right solution yet. I thought the quote off of an email of Chris Branches; which states “in order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision” was quite appropriate. That vision being level of service But still... level of service not being the same is my biggest concern. This should be everyone in this room’s main focus “LEVEL OF CARE.” Not who, when, why or even how much. How much is your life or the life of your loved ones worth? Because that is what’s at stake! But even more important the “level of care this community has had and grown accustom to for nearly 30 years,” that’s what should still be available. Let’s do what is best for the people of this district, have the ability to roll two units from the same hall. That’s what we are accustom to. Is it possible to have these meetings video taped, it would simplify future litigation, because a video tape will be more accurate that the “bullet points” of the minutes. Also in an email from Chris Branch to Perry Huston, he states “I doubt the mayor will want to reply in writing,” what did you mean? Record all your discussions, we the people have a right to know, since it pertains to government business. By that comment it leads a person to believe you are trying to be deceptive. Mark Bordwell Oroville Editor’s Notes: In the case of the emails Chris Branch explained that some things were being taken out of context, especially in light of Mr. Bordwell not quoting all the emails in the thread (previous replies, etc.). Also, Councilman Tony Koepke explained that he attended nearly all of the EMS meetings as a member, along with Councilman Jon Neal, of the city’s Ambulance Committee. Mr. Bordwell was also told members of the public may videotape council meetings if they choose to.



There are precious few advantages to a record setting wildfire assault sweeping one’s greater community but there are a few. One can observe with some backhanded satisfaction that he is unlikely to need to fear wildfire for about two years because there is simply nothing left to burn, no vegetation for miles sufficient to sustain assault by wildfire. One may enjoy a temporary savings in herbicide and spray-labor because every weed within miles is deader than black ash. There are no awkward Bill Slusher lulls in conversation with encountered neighbors that cannot be cured fast by asking: “So, how bad were you hit by the fires?” for indeed nearly everyone was. A friend at a local business mentions to check your homeowner’s policy for trees and shrub coverage. You do and find a multithousand dollar windfall that pays for all that uncovered fence you lost. At the county fair a helpful lady at the Okanogan Conservation District exhibit gives you a contact for a geologist who will assess your new risk for mudslide now that the mountain upslope of your ranch is denuded. You’re pleased that you were sufficiently spared that you’re able to host cattle over the winter for a rancher friend who took enormous hits to his stock, equipment, hay stacks and range lands from the dancing lava. Through it all, a dominant theme prevails. No one whines. Even they burned out to nothing are just focused on recovery. It is the way of the desert Washingtonian. Folks from back east call and marvel how, “... with all that rain y’all have out there, you had so much fire!” I’m reminded of visits beyond the ‘Big Muddy’ Mississippi River

seeing family and old friends where I grew up and careered, and recalling conversations at cocktail parties. Why... it’s enough to drive a writer to poetry, if you’ll indulge me: NOT THAT WASHINGTON “Washington!” they cry “... all rain ... and snow! Why wish would anyone there to go? Washingtonians ... crazy they, who never enjoy an unfoggy day. Whales and airliners and a rocky coast, of precious little more can Washington boast. Why go you there, they ask of me, why leave our ... lovely ... civilized ... East?” But not in that Washington do I live, I protest, that Washington was never to be my quest ... no ... I live in the little known central highlands, the rolling, desert, sagebrush, dry lands. I live where the salt always shakes and the sugar always pours, where the wind blows dry and waterfalls roar. I live where nothing rots and nothing rusts, where there’re moose in the roads and the cowboys cuss. I live where the eagle dives, and the cougar stalks, where the Indians dance and the Sasquatch walks! I live under the glorious Northern Lights, where the stars are laser in the cold black nights ... where seasons are four and well defined, where old dreamers seek gold in the canyons to mine. I live in the highlands that shake with quakes, where February freezes and August bakes. In summer the Fire Beast rises to rage, hot, angry and hungry, scorching the sage. In winter, avalanches close highways, in the spring wildflowers color byways. I live where mountains slide, where Native drums thump, where wolves hide and the

nights go bump, I live where fighter jets soar, their pilots to train, where the rancher wonders is it ever gonna rain? There’re more square miles than people out there, freeways and subdivisions are rare. No, it’s out in the highland desert I live, it’s farrrr from the Washington that you envision. The highlands aren’t a place you can learn from books, they demand much more than a distant look. You have to feel the heat and smell the smoke, and slip on the ice where bones get broken, you must drive the tractors and ride the horses, you must trace the creeks all the way to their sources. You must weep from the windblown dust in your eyes, you must hear in the darkness the coyote cries. You must love roads, empty, far out of sight. You must ... tremble ... when the sky glows orange in the night! Noooo ... you stay here in your ... East of ... fame. I’ve seen it and I’ll pass, thanks just the same. I like to drive for an hour and see two cars, where the Big Dipper shines and so does Mars, where women blow snot feeding cows before dawn, where out your kitchen window there may lie a fawn, where distant Cascades make your sprits lift, where our kids get guns for baby shower gifts. Noooo ... you stay here in the East. You won’t like it out there, you’ll just lose sleep and stay all scared. The Washington highlands aren’t the place for thee, no. You stay here ... and leave the West to me. 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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tains.” It seems the ambulance situation has been finalized, right or wrong. I have no input, one way or the other. All I know is that some years back, we had need of the services and it was so comforting to see faces that I recognized and had over a period of time, however that did not make them any more efficient than someone I’d never seen before. I am just so sorry the situation became what it did, causing harsh words to be said and lots of hard feelings. I just hope it all works

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Members of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Oroville prepare hundreds of pies for their annual apple pie sale fundraiser. The popular pies were presold and then made fresh for pick up last Monday afternoon. The effort takes a lot of volunteers, with Jo Mathews and John Desjardin, organizing the pie making.

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The mornings have been much cooler, but by afternoon you couldn’t ask for better weather. A reminder of the upcoming Steak Feed on Saturday, Oct 3 after the Demo Derby starting at 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Then at 8 p.m. music by Barbwire.

TONASKET EAGLES Don’t forget our Joker Poker, Its still has not been won. The Washington State Eagles Fall Conference will be this weekend in Longview Aerie and Auxiliary #2116. Coming events: Saturday, Oct. 17 there will be a Benefit and Dessert Auction for the displaced children of the

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Our Auxiliary Ladies have moved their Queen of Hearts game to Tuesdays. The drawing will be at 6:30, so get there early and stay for the meeting. Our ladies are working hard to maintain and expand the events they sponsor all year. That’s Halloween, Christmas, and of course, the Easter Egg Hunt in the spring. Their scholastic scholarship awards for graduating high school seniors are also ongoing. That’s two $1,000 gifts every year. They also help various local

charities any way they can as the needs arise. The Queen of Hearts game can be a big boost to them. Please come out and support our hard working ladies. The Harvest Dinner is planned for Oct. 24. That’s a Saturday so pencil it in on your calendar and there will be more information forthcoming as plans firm up. Our Aerie meetings are the first and third Tuesday of the month and the Auxiliary meets on the second and fourth Tuesday. Queen of Hearts will be drawn at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday.

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Okanogan Complex fires, we will also be having a Membership Drive. More information to come. Pinochle scores from last Sunday are as follows: first place Leonard & Nellie Paulsen, second place Gene Michels and Neil Fifer, Low Score went to Bill Maple & Wanda Sutherland, and last pinochle to Gib McDougal and Betty Paul. We wish all those that may be ill a speedy recovery to good health. God bless all. The Biggest Little Eagles in the State. Happy hour is 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. every day. Thursdays we play Bingo and eat Burgers and More. Fridays are Steak Night, Joker Poker, and Meat Draw. We open early on Sundays when the ‘Hawks play at 10 a.m. We have free pool every Sunday. We are People Helping People!

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bones, or worse. But, don’t forget to remove them when you enter the Oroville Senior Center as they would be hard on our new floor. The Canadian dollar is now 75 cents. The Canadian debt to GDP ratio is greater than ours. Lumber and oil prices, commodoties, Canada’s main exports, are at an all time low. At Veranda Beach, mostly Canadian owned, 37 homes are for sale, and the numbers are climbing weekly. Last week the number was 31 homes. As goes the Canadian economy, so goes Oroville, as much of our commerce comes from Canada. I don’t know what the end result of all of this will be, but bet your bottom dollar there will be an impact. And, yet, the Oroville Senior Center lunches are still a bargain. Speaking of real estate, I have


Last Sunday was the Fall Pancake Breakfast in Molson at the Grange Hall. They served one hundred hungry folks. The ladies of the Auxiliary had three baskets made up for the Raffle. The winners were: 1) Verna Eckler, 2) Jakob Knight, 3) Jerry Eckler. The next Auxiliary Meeting will be on Thursday, Oct. 1 at the home of Mary Louise Loe. Don’t forget BINGO on October 2, 2015 in Molson at the Grange Hall at 7 p.m. A Celebration of Bob Jewett’s Life will be held on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015 at 2 pm in the Chesaw Rodeo Hall. There will also be a Benefit Auction on Sunday, Oct 11 at 2 p.m. to raise money for the families unexpected expenses

with the death of Bob Jewett who passed away on August 28, 2015. The Auction will be at the Jewett residence. 2012D Chesaw Road.  Donations are welcome. Some of the items up for bid will be, a Yamaha 4-seat Golf Cart, two – 1999 Ford F 250 Super Duty Power Stroke 4x4 pickups, basalt, landscaping rocks, and solar lights and basalt rock Candle Holders. A 10’ x 20’ portable car port, two nice tables and chair sets. Wells Fargo Bank has set up an Account in the name of Robert Jewett Memorial Benefit Fund. The Molson Grange Harvest Supper/Booster Night Potuck will be held on Saturday, Oct 24 at 6:30 p.m. Guests: Molson/ Chesaw Fire Department. Please open your hearts and wallets – We will be taking donations to help the Fire Department. The Grange will supply Pulled Pork sandwiches, ham and scalloped

TONASKET GARDEN CLUB The Tonasket Garden Club in their meeting on Sept. 14, at the home of Barbara Johnson, elected new officers for the next two

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learned more information regarding the Senior Property Tax Exemption. In July the income exemption amount was increased by $5,000 to $40,000. The previous adjustment was in 2005. I could be wrong, but by my calculations if the adjustment was truly for inflation effects, it should have been $9,000. Also, there was no adjustments regarding property valuation qualification, for which there should have been. I learned that the law was originally passed as a result of a constitutional amendment in 1965. At that time the exemption amounts were such that my parents were able to stay in their home on Mercer Island the rest of their lives. The State Legislature, again, gave us only a crumb. But, you can still enjoy a gourmet meal at the Oroville Senior Center for a suggested donation of $3.50. No matter, don’t forget the three f’s. fun, food, and friends. See you there. Pinochle Report: Door Prize, Betty Hall; High Woman, Beverly Holden; High Man, Ed Craig; Pinochle, Ed Craig. Go Hawks!

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On Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 11 a.m., Moira Hirst of North Valley Hospital will be speaking about Learning the Do’s and Don’ts of taking medications safely. And, also how to save on prescriptions and Medicare premiums. The menu for next week is: Tuesday, Chili with Cheese; Thursday, Hawaiian Chicken; Friday, Meatloaf. Our two seasons, (in the highlands especially) summer and winter, are passing from one to another. Fall is just a blip, and I suppose it’ll start snowing next week or sooner. (I overheard the other day that Molson had frost.) So, I guess it’s time to prepare for the ice and snow. When the snow and ice come, I recommend shoe chains to protect against slipping on the ice. Could save someone from a sore bottom, broken

just cooking.” Evelyn Dull has had a short visit with her two sons, Alan and Norman. How nice to come home and find a sack of tomatoes and peaches in the porch swing. Thanks, Larry Eder. There is a down side to that, because it is the last of the season, I’m sure.


It is now officially fall. The autumn colors have replaced a lot of the beautiful, assorted colors of the petunias, geraniums etc. However, no killing frost in the valley, yet. Apple harvest is getting toward the end. I haven’t heard if it was large, small or somewhere in between. It’s pumpkin pie time. Already I see at various homes, decorations of pumpkins. I wonder if the recent fires will have an effect on the amount of hunters that come from the “other side of the moun-

out well. And on a selfish point, I hope I What a nice tribute to Irene Manuel don’t need the service, but I’m glad it’s in the planting of a tree on Main Street available. And, I truly thank the folks and the plaque. She was always so happy for their service, for so many and friendly. Irene had shared years. some really funny stories with When Barbara Walters me and also some sad ones. started the TV show, “The The last time I saw her was View” it was a good show, I in the ER room in Tonasket, thought. Then slowly, some I held her hand and my partof the hosts were radical and ing words were, “I’ll see you not to my liking, so I didn’t at home” and I’ll always feel watch it anymore. Walters has bad that I didn’t keep my retired and I hear it is really end of the bargain. I waited going “down hill.” I wonder too long. Irene would be so if they are learning anything? pleased that folks have made Elections aren’t suppose to THIS & THAT her a living legend, by plantbe won by who has or can Joyce Emry ing a tree in her memory. raise the most money, or so it Don’t cry because it’s over: seems to me. But, as is often Smile because it happened! said, “Money talks.” Jeanie (Forney) Robison is recovering Many in the community have colds. from a hip replacement, at the home of Suppose that’s a warning that flu season her daughter, Jill Werner. is just around the corner and it’s time to Here is a billion dollar idea: A smoke get a flu shot. alarm that shuts off when you yell, “I’m

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR OKANOGAN - The Okanogan County Commissioners would like to invite the public to attend a Fire After-Action Review on Thursday, Oct 1, at 6:30 p.m. in the Agri-Plex Annex at the Okanogan County Fairgrounds, 175 Rodeo Trail Road; Okanogan, Wash. We are looking for your initial impressions on: What went well? What can we improve? Where can we get better? Important Notes: Participants wishing to speak will be limited to five minutes. This is not a problem solving meeting

Martincak & Friends Perform OROVILLE - Andy Martincak, Steve Bell, Patti Bell, and Rick Braman will combine ukuleles, flute, and drums in their performance on Thursday, Oct. 1 at Esther Bricques Winery. Andy leads on the ukulele with the help of Patti on the flute and other instruments, Steve on percussion and Rick on the bass ukulele, along with vocals from the group. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Light refreshments are available. Esther Bricques Winery is located at 42 Swanson Mill Rd., Oroville. For more information, please call the winery at 509-476-2861.

Tonasket CCC Rummage Sale TONASKET - The Community Cultural Center of Tonasket will be having a Rummage Sale on Friday Oct. 2 and Saturday Oct. 3 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days. All proceeds from this huge sale will go to the CCC. 411 Western Ave., 509-486-1328

Oroville Library Book Sale OROVILLE - Come enjoy the great selection of books for sale at the Oroville Public Library at great prices in a warm and friendly atmosphere on Friday, Oct. 2 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. There are many beautiful books and sets

OROVILLE - The Oroville food bank operates every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., excluding holidays, in the basement of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. For more info, call Jeff Austin at 509-476-3978 or Sarah Umana at 509-476-2386.

Tonasket Food Bank

Listing Your Item Our Community Bulletin Board generally allows listing your event for up two weeks prior to the day it occurs. If space allows it may be included prior to the two week limit. However, our online calendar at www.gazettetribune.com allows the event to be listed for much longer periods. Calendar items must include day, date, time and location, as well as a for further information phone number. You may place an event

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

Oroville Food Bank

of books that have been donated this year. All sales benefit the Oroville Public Library.

rytime will be Wednesday, Oct. 7. For more information contact julesbob1@gmail.com.

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OROVILLE: The next Oroville Farmers’ Market will be Saturday, Oct. 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Oroville Public Library Board is presenting this market on Saturday mornings through Oct. 31. New vendors are welcome and your booth fee helps support the Oroville Public Library. For more information call 509-4293310.

Tonasket Demolition Derby TONASKET - The annual Demo Derby in Tonasket will be Saturday, Oct. 3 starting at 1 p.m. at the Tonasket Rodeo Grounds. This year there is a guaranteed payout of $4300. Adults: $10, kids 6-12: $7.00, 5 and Under: Free. Concessions and Beer Garden Available. There will also be a Steak Feed at the Tonasket Eagles from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. and live music at 8 p.m. Eagles members and guests welcome.

Oroville Library Storytime OROVILLE - There is storytime at the Oroville Library every Wednesday at 10 a.m. for preschool age children. The next sto-

on the online calendar by going to our website and clicking on the “Add an Event” button on the homepage. Please, list your event only for the day or days of its occurrence. Once your request is submitted, it can take up to 48 hours for the event to appear on the calendar. Online submissions don’t always go into the hardcopy edition, so it helps if they are also submitted to us at gdevon@gazette-tribune.com or at Gazette-Tribune, P.O. Box 250, Oroville, WA. 98844.

OKANOGAN - The 42nd Annual Okanogan Family Faire will take place this year, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 9-11. Day passes are $10 and kids 17 and under are free when accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Camping passes are $60. For more information on becoming a vendor or on the faire in general, see www.okanoganfamilyfaire. net. The faire grounds are located at 76 W. Cayuse Mtn. Rd., about 12 miles from Tonasket off Hwy. 20. No dogs, guns, drugs, alcohol, fireworks or generators allowed.

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Oroville Booster Club Auction OROVILLE - The Oroville Booster Club Auction will be on Saturday, Oct. 10 at the American Legion Hall. Silent Auction starts at 5 p.m. and the Live Auction is at 6:30 p.m. Auction proceeds go to benefit local youth activities.

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CHESAW - The Community lost a dear friend on Aug. 28, Bob Jewett, to multiple unexpected medical issues.A benefit auction will take place Oct. 11 at 2 p.m. at 2012D Chesaw Road (look for


WATER TURN OFF DATE The Oroville-Tonasket Irrigation District will shut down the system for the irrigation season on

Friday, October 9, 2015 Draining of the system will begin the following Monday and should be completed by Thanksgiving.

After this time users are advised to open their grower/farmer valves.

Notice of Public Meeting International Osoyoos Lake Board of Control The International Osoyoos Lake Board of Control is holding its annual public meeting regarding the regulation of Osoyoos Lake water levels and the related operation of Zosel Dam by the State of Washington under the International Joint Commission’s Orders of Approval. The Board will provide an overview of 2015 lake levels to date and invite comments, concerns and questions from the public.

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Thursday, October 8, 2015, 9:15 AM – 10:10 AM Sonora Community Centre 8505 68th Ave, Osoyoos, BC

International Osoyoos Lake Board of Control Bruno Tassone Chair, Canadian Section

Cynthia Barton, Ph.D. Chair, United States Section

For additional information, please visit http://www.ijc.org/en_/ or contact: in Canada: in United States: Gwyn Graham Marijke van Heeswijk (604) 664-4052 (253) 552-1625 Please note: The public meeting is held in conjunction with the Osoyoos Lake Water Science Forum, for which the 2015 theme is “A Watershed beyond Boundaries: Stewardship of our Shared Waters.” The Science Forum will provide the most up-to-date information about the status of Osoyoos Lake and both U.S. and Canadian public participation is encouraged. The public may attend the Science Forum free of charge and without registering until 10:30 AM on Thursday, October 8. Registration is required to participate in the remainder of the Science Forum. Registration fees for residents of Oroville, Osoyoos, and Oliver are reduced and students may attend free of charge. The welcoming reception on Wednesday, October 7, is free for residents of Oroville, Osoyoos, and Oliver. Please visit http://www.obwb.ca/olwsf/ for registration and other Science Forum information.

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Public Notices PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held during the regular Council meeting of the Tonasket City Council on Tuesday, October 13, 2015. The meeting begins at 7:00 pm in the City Hall Council Chambers, Tonasket, Washington. The purpose of the hearing is to review the 2016 Preliminary Budget and for setting the tax levy for 2016. All interested persons are invited to attend and those with special language, hearing and access needs should call City Hall 24 hours prior to the hearing, 509-486-2132. Alice J. Attwood Clerk-Treasurer Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on October 1, 8, 2015. #OVG659724

Public Notices Basic Service Annual Ad Skyline Telecom is a quality telecommunications services provider that provides basic and enhanced services at reasonable rates within its service territory. Basic services are offered at the following rates: Single Party Residence Service, Monthly Service Charge, $19.50; Single Party Business Service, $25.00; Federal Subscriber Line Charge - Single Line, $6.50: Access Recovery Charge-Single Line $2.00 Touch Tone Service: Touch Tone service is provided as a part of local service rate. Toll Blocking: Available at no charge; Emergency 911 Services: Surcharges for 911 services are assessed according to government policy. Low-income individuals may be eligible for Federal and State Lifeline telephone assistance programs that include discounts from the above basic and local service charges. Basic services are offered to all consumers in the Skyline Telecom service territory at the rates, terms and conditions specified in the Company’s tariffs. If you have any questions regarding the Company’s services, please call us at (888) 7824680. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on October 1, 2015. #OVG659804 IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF OKANOGAN In re the Estate of: ROBERT L. PFEIFER, Deceased. NO. 15-4-00091-7 NOTICE TO CREDITORS The personal representative named below has been appointed as personal representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the personal representative or the personal representative’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the personal representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020 (1)(c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. DATE OF FILING COPY OF NOTICE TO CREDITORS with Clerk of Court: September 22, 2015 DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION: October 1, 2015. /s/Eric Michael Pfeifer ERIC MICHAEL PFEIFER Personal Representative /s/Roger Castelda Roger A. Castelda, WSBA #5571 Attorney for Pfeifer Estate P.O. Box 1307 Tonasket, WA 98855 (509) 486-1175 Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on October 1, 8, 15, 2015. #OVG659680 DECLARATION OF FORFEITURE PURSUANT TO THE REVISED CODE OF WASHINGTON Chapter 61.30 Grantor: Bynum, Richard and Tracey Grantee: Moomaw, Truman Legal Description (abbr): LOT 1145 OKANOGAN RIVER RANCHES #7 Additional legal(s): Page 2 Assessor’s Tax Parcel ID: 6431145000 Reference Nos. of Related Documents: 3197723 TO: The Estate of Truman Moomaw, Deceased, and the Known and Unknown Heirs of Truman Moomaw, deceased, PO Box 556, Oroville WA 98844 TO: Gloria Mortrud, PO Box 556, Oroville WA 98844

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TO: David M Starkovich, PO Box 667, Roslyn WA 98941 David M Starkovich, c/o Castelda & Castelda, Inc., PO Box 1307, Tonasket WA 98855 TO: State of Washington Department of Social and Health Services, Office of Financial Recovery, PO Box 9501, Olympia WA 98507-9501 TO: All Persons Claiming Any Interest in the Subject Property Described Herein (a) The name, address, and telephone number of the seller and, if any, the seller’s agent or attorney giving the notice: Seller’s Name Richard Bynum and Tracey Bynum, husband and wife 74 Ross Rd., Twisp WA 98856 (509) 997-0650 Agent’s or Attorney’s Name David Ebenger Attorney at law PO Box 217, Winthrop WA 98862 (509) 996-2206 (b) Description of the Contract: Real Estate Contract dated March 13, 2006, executed by Silverthorne LLC, as seller, and Truman Moomaw, a single person, as buyer, which Contract or a memorandum thereof was recorded under Auditor’s File No. 3101583 on April 5, 2006, records of Okanogan County Auditor, Washington. Seller’s interest in the real estate contract is now held by Richard Bynum and Tracey Bynum, husband and wife, by instrument recorded on February 9, 2015 under Okanogan County Auditor’s File No. 3197723.

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tion under any of this organization’s programs or activities. The person responsible for coordinating this organization’s nondiscrimination compliance efforts is Delinda Kluser, General Manager. Any individual, or specific class of individuals, who feels that this organization has subjected them to discrimination may obtain further information about the statutes and regulations listed above from and/or file a written complaint with this organization; or USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410, or call (800)795-3272 (voice) or (202)720-6382 (TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity employer. Complaints must be filed within 180 days after the alleged discrimination. Confidentiality will be maintained to the extent possible.” Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on October 1, 2015. #OVG659801


commence a court action to set aside the forfeiture by filing and serving a summons and complaint within sixty (60) days after the date this Declaration of Forfeiture is recorded, if the seller did not have the right to forfeit the Contract or failed to comply with the provisions of RCW Chapter 61.30 in any material respect. (h) Additional Information [as may be required by or consistent with the Contract or other agreement or RCW Ch. 61.30: NONE (i) EARLIER DECLARATION SUPERSEDED: This Declaration of Forfeiture supersedes any Declaration of Forfeiture previously given with respect to this Contract. Dated: September 24, 2015. /s/Richard Bynum RICHARD BYNUM Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on October 1, 2015. (OVG660218)


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(c) Legal description of the property: Tract 1145, Okanogan River Ranches Division 7 as per plat thereof recorded in Volume H of Plats, Section 1, pages 14 and 15, under Auditor’s File No. 514396, Records of the Auditor of Okanogan County, Washington, situate in County of Okanogan, State of Washington. (d) Forfeiture: The Contract described above is forfeited, the purchaser’s rights under the Contract are canceled and all right, title and interest of the purchaser in the property and of all persons claiming an interest in all or any portion of the property through the purchaser or which is otherwise subordinate to the seller’s interest in the property, are terminated, except the following persons and claims: None (e) Surrender of possession: All persons whose rights in the property have been terminated and who are in or come into possession of any portion of the property (including improvements, unharvested crops and timber) are required to surrender such possession to the seller not later than October 10, 2015. (f) Compliance with statutory procedure: The Contract forfeiture was conducted in compliance with all requirements of RCW Chapter 61.30 in all material respects and the applicable provisions of the Contract described above. (g) Action to set aside: The purchaser and any person claiming any interest in the purchaser’s rights under the Contract or in the property who were given the Notice of Intent to Forfeit and the Declaration of Forfeiture have the right to


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Can’t get enough hunting and fishing and looking forward to your next trip? Don’t get so caught up in the excitement that you forget the rules of safety. As you prepare to bag some game, keep these tips in mind:


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This report was written before the full extent of this year’s wildfires in northcentral and northeast Washington was known. We will update this information as soon as possible after the fires subside and their impact on hunting opportunities becomes clear. While the department currently has no plans to close any hunting seasons due to wildfires, access restrictions are in place on many public and private lands in these areas. Wherever you choose to hunt, be sure to check on fire conditions, access restrictions and other emergency rules before you head out. For more information see: • Wildfire status updates • Northwest Interagency Coordination Center • Chelan County Emergency Management • Okanogan County Emergency Management • Stevens County updates • Contact list for major landowners

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DISTRICT 6 GENERAL OVERVIEW District 6 is located along the Canadian border in north-central Washington and encompasses ten game management units: 203 (Pasayten), 204 (Okanogan East), 209 (Wannacut), 215 (Sinlahekin), 218 (Chewuch), 224 (Perrygin), 231 (Gardner), 233 (Pogue), 239 (Chiliwist), and 242 (Alta). The western two-thirds of the district, stretching from the Okanogan River to the Pacific Crest, lies on the east slope of the Cascade Range and is dominated by mountainous terrain that gets more rugged as you move from east to west. Vegetation in this portion of the district ranges from desert/ shrub-steppe at the lowest elevations through various types of conifer forests, culminating in alpine tundra on the higher peaks that top out at almost 9,000 feet. More than three-quarters of the land base in this portion of the county is in public ownership, offering

extensive hunting access. Game is plentiful and dispersed throughout the area for most of the year, concentrating in the lower elevations in winter when deep snows cover much of the landscape.

GMU 204 includes the eastern one-third of the district (from the Okanogan River east to the Okanogan County line) and is moderately rolling terrain, generally rising in elevation as you move east. The vegetation changes from shrub-steppe near the Okanogan River to a mix of tall grass and conifer forest throughout the remainder of the unit. This portion of the district is roughly a 50-50 patchwork of public and private land with the public lands generally being higher in elevation. Again, game is plentiful and dispersed throughout. Weather in the Okanogan District can be quite variable and capable of changing quickly in the fall. Be prepared for everything from warm, sunny days to the possibility of winter temps and significant

snow at higher elevations by the second week of October.

Please be respectful of private land and treat land owners and their property the way you would want to be treated if roles were reversed. Agency biologists will be running a biological check and information station at the Red Barn in Winthrop both weekends of the modern firearm general deer season. We encourage hunters to stop and provide data to biologists whether you’ve harvested a deer or not. Data collected assists in assessing herd health and shaping population management.


District 6 supports perhaps the largest migratory mule deer herd in the state and Okanogan County has long been prized by hunters for its mule deer hunting. The district also supports significant

numbers of white-tailed deer, particularly in GMU 204 and 215. Overall, the District 6 deer management objective is for a stable to modestly increasing population within the social tolerance limits for nuisance and damage issues.


One short-term exception is in GMUs 224, 239, and 242, where the current management is intended to maintain a stable to slightly decreasing population in response to the landscape’s reduced ability to support deer in the wake of last year’s Carlton Complex Fire. The fire burned huge tracts of critical winter shrub forage. Managing browsing pressure will be important to winter range recovery and the long-term health of the herd. Despite the massive fire, district deer populations are doing well, thanks in part to greater than normal fall green-up and a mild winter. District 6 deer herds benefitted from better than average mule

deer fawn winter survivorship and associated recruitment for the fifth time in the last six years, and post-season sex ratios in December of 2014 remained good at 23 bucks per 100 does.


With the possible exception of GMU 209, all units in District 6 support significant numbers of deer, include large blocks of accessible public land, and offer good to excellent deer hunting opportunity. GMU 209 is the driest unit overall and has the highest percentage of private land, so general season opportunities are more modest in this area. Mule deer are abundant throughout the county, with the highest densities occurring in the Methow Valley and along the divide between the Methow and Okanogan Watersheds. Overall, white-tailed deer are less numerous than mule deer in Okanogan County, and in contrast to mule deer, white-tail abundance generally increases as



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you move east in the district. The largest population is in GMU 204, where whitetails comprise about half of the overall deer population. Another whitetail hotspot is the central portion of GMU 215, particularly in the Sinlahekin Valley and surrounding drainages. Although white-tailed deer numbers are less abundant in the western portion of the district, they are still found in most all drainages up to midelevations, particularly those with significant riparian vegetation. In many areas west of GMU 204 and outside of the Sinlahekin Wildlife Area, white-tailed deer frequent private lands, so prospective hunters wishing to target white-tailed deer may want to seek permission in advance of the season to access individual ownerships.

noticeably as well and ended up as follows: Modern – 20%, Muzzleloader – 28%, Archery – 33%, and Mulit – 31%.

General season hunters harvested 2780 deer from the ten game management units comprising District 6. This represents an increase of 35% over the 2013 season despite the disruptive effects of the Carlton Complex Fire. Similarly, general season success rates improved

Prospects for mule deer look excellent this year. Better than average recruitment in recent years indicates a growing herd, and high buck escapement observed during surveys last winter means hunters should have good opportunities to harvest older age class

GMU 204 (the district’s largest unit) yielded the greatest overall general season deer harvest of 816 animals. In the western portion of the district, GMUs 215, 218, 224 combined produced a harvest of 1075 animals, and GMU 233 also produced good tallies. These four units combined accounted for 72% of the total number of deer taken in District 6. 2014 District 6 Deer Harvest Statistics: District 6 General Season Deer Harvest


bucks. The end date for the general modern firearm season is the latest it’s been in years, so mule deer may begin migrating toward winter range (southerly facing slopes at lower elevations) during the later portion of that season. If so, this will start to concentrate deer in more accessible areas and improve hunters chances of locating legal bucks.

Unlike last year, District 6 has experienced minimal fire activity this summer and no major firerelated access closures are in place at this time. However, spring and summer weather has been exceptionally hot and dry and the potential for large fires will persist well into the fall, creating the potential for rapidly changing conditions and access. Currently a ban on all fires is in place throughout the district and is likely to remain in place for some time, possibly even well into the general modern firearm season. Make sure to check with local agencies on current conditions and restrictions before beginning your hunt.


During the early general seasons deer will be widely distributed on the landscape and not yet concentrated in migration areas or on winter range. The one possible exception could be the tail end of the general modern firearm season, as mentioned above. Mature bucks in particular are often at high elevations in remote locations as long as succulent vegetation is available. In this particularly hot and dry year, look for deer taking advantage of any remaining moist areas that are still holding green forage. In general, older, higher elevation burns, including the Tripod, Thirty-mile, Farewell, and Needles Fires, are also producing high quality summer forage and are a good bet for significant deer activity. During the late permit seasons, the majority of deer will have moved to winter range areas at lower elevations on more southerly slopes. In District 6, WDFW Wildlife Areas and immediately

adjacent federal lands are good bets for high deer numbers in late fall, although in low snow years, some mature bucks may linger at higher elevations.

Although mule deer will use a variety of habitat types, they will often forage well into fairly open environments, particularly at dawn and dusk. As a result, they can often be glassed and stalked from considerable distance.


White-tailed deer are typically far less migratory than mule deer and generally favor brushier country with denser cover. Look for whitetails along stream drainages and in other areas with riparian vegetation or thick cover. Like mulies, whitetails are most active at dawn and dusk, but often don’t venture as far into larger openings unless under the cover of darkness. Look for whitetails in edge habitats where denser cover abruptly transitions into more open meadows. Many whitetail hunters will

wait patiently at a station position along an obvious game trail or the forest edge, often employing the use of a blind or tree stand. DEER AREAS For those hunters with second deer permits in Deer Areas 2012 -2016, remember that those permits are good only on private land. Permit holders are responsible for making contact with private land owners to secure hunting access.


This year the general modern firearm season has been extended to 11 days. This change, combined with the October 17 start date, means this season will extend farther into October than it has in many years, potentially providing an opportunity to hunt mule deer during the beginning of the fall migration, depending on weather. Above average numbers of antlerless special permits are again being issued for those GMUs affected by the Carlton Complex Fires. However, the parameters of those hunts have returned to the pre-fire structure.




Anna Ammaretta Munds

ANNA AMMARETTA MUNDS Anna Ammaretta Munds, age 90 of Oroville, WA passed away July 7, 2015 at North Valley Hospital in Tonasket, Wash. She was born June 13, 1925 to parents Fred and Elsie Stevenson. Anna was the second child

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born in a family of thirteen, so she helped take care of her younger siblings. At age 18 she married Arthur Meyer and they had two daughters, Sheryl Kay and Wilma Jane. They lived near Arlington, WA until 1964 when they moved to Forks, WA on the Olympic Peninsula. After Arthur passed away she married Bill Munds. Anna was a hard working woman, raising a vegetable garden every year as well as cooking and sewing for her family. She volunteered in her community teaching sewing skills through the 4-H Club. She also taught Sunday School at the little Bethel Chapel Church for many years. She was quick to help people in need. She crocheted and knitted hundreds of winter hats for children because she wanted them to be warm in the winter. Anna was a loving wife and mother with many talents. She worked many jobs through the years, but her favorite was being Post Mistress at LaPush and Carlsborg, WA. She was a member of The Assembly of God Church, and Retired the Retired Postmasters. She is survived by daughters

Sheryl Kay Van Derschelden of Sequim, Wash. and Wilma Jane Colburn of Oroville, Wash. and one grandchhild, Angela Jane Jacobsen of Sequim, Wash. Anna’s surviving siblings are Helen Hysom, Joe Coffman, Betty Peterson, Mary Hopkins and Edith Blackmore. She has numerous nieces and nephews too numerous to list here. She loved all her family and attend ed every family reunion. Anna was preceded in death by her parents and the following brothers and sisters: Aaron Coffman, Harry Coffman, Bill Coffman, Jessie Beck, Barbara Maples, Agnes Maurice and Peggy Buston. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 10 at the Oroville United Methodist Church, 908 Fir Street, Oroville, Wash. Memorials may be made for a bench in Anna’s name to Oroville Steetscape, P.O.Box 299, Oroville, WA 98844 Everyone is welcome, and there will be a hot meal served immediately after the memorial at the same location. Bergh Funeral Service and Crematory in care of arrangements.

Douglas Dwight Davidson, age 64, passed over at home in Tonasket, Washington on September 7th 2015. He was born July 3rd, 1951, in Sonoma California, to parents William Henry Davidson and Vera Borntrager Davidson. Doug grew up in Tacoma, he was an avid sports fan and as a kid would ride his bike to the baseball park and get balls autographed by the players… this became a lifelong hobby. He enjoyed traveling and went to every Major League Ball park in the US, and in the winters to every spring training camp in Florida and Arizona. He enjoyed fishing and after several years of listening to the retired fishermen talk about what they wish they would of done… he quit his job at Seattle Transit and took 3 years traveling the United States,

going to every state, every ball park and every major attraction. He enjoyed going to Mexico, the ocean, and being Santa at Christmas. Doug never took life to seriously… he enjoyed the moment. He was a proud member of IBEW, Local Union No. 77 Survived by Pam Fancher his partner of 14 years, her daughters’ family; Corrinn and Cory Fletcher, Grandchildren; Canyon, Nichol and Tison Fletcher, Beau McManus. Brother Larry Berg. He was preceded in death by his father William H. Davidson, mother Vera Davidson Berg, and Step-father Peter Berg. Family services will be at a later date. Bergh Funeral Service and Crematory in care of arrangements.

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MARGARET ELLA WILLIAMS Margaret Ella (Williams) Williams, aged 89, died at home on September 15, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. She was the oldest of 3 children born to Harold and Mae Williams on October 1, 1925. Margaret grew up and attended schools in the Wenatchee area, graduating from Wenatchee High school in 1943. After graduation, she attended McPherson College in McPherson, KS for a year, followed by a year working with mentally ill patients in Elgin, IL as one of the first volunteers with Brethren Volunteer Service. Working with these patients cemented her desire to become a nurse. Margaret enrolled in the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corp, training at Deaconess Hospital in Spokane graduating with the class of 1948. She went on to graduate with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Whitworth College in Spokane in 1949. In fulfillment of her Cadet Corp obligation,

WALLACE ‘WALLY’ HUGH MOORE Wallace “Wally” Hugh Moore, 87, passed away Aug. 27, 2015 at the Tonasket North Valley Extended Care facility, surround-

Margaret worked for the Veteran’s Hospital in Vancouver, Wash. after graduation. While in nursing school, Margaret became best friends with her classmate Marian Williams. It was Marian who introduced Margaret to her brother George. Two years later on March 23, 1951, Margaret married George Williams and moved to the Whitestone area near Tonasket. Together they raised 6 children on the family ranch. In addition to lovingly caring for her family, Margaret was well known to be the community nurse. She advised, gave allergy shots, and cared for neighbors and friends as the need arose. Margaret was an active member of the Whitestone-Ellisforde Brethren Church women’s group and participated in civic activities serving on the Oroville Library Board, the Joan Inlow Hylton Memorial Scholarship Committee and was a founding member of the Orthopedic Hospital Guild After her children were all in school, Margaret worked at the Tonasket Hospital and Nursing Home for many years. In 1989, Margaret joined the Peace Corp,

serving in Jamaica along with George, where she worked as a women’s health care nurse for 2 years. In 1992 the couple retired to Wannacut Lake. Margaret considered her crowning achievement to be her children and grandchildren. Her great joy in life was knowing and serving Jesus as her Savior. She was well known to family and friends as a steadfast prayer warrior. She leaves a legacy of loving others with Christ’s love. Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, her husband George of 61 years, her infant daughter Rachel Christie, and recently her son-in-law Pat Liley and her sister June (Ordo) Stutzman. She is survived by her children Mariann Williams (partner Neal Newman), Peggy Liley, Philip (Cindy) Williams, Cindy (Steve) Lamb, Dalene (Michael) Godwin, Chris (Silvia) Williams; 17 grandchildren in order of appearance: Craig (Susanne) Liley, Angela (Erin) Burke, Nakiah (Dave) Reiter, Racqel (Shawn) Plank, David (Amy) Lamb, Derek (Amy) Williams, Joshua (LiJen) Lamb, Lisa (Oliver) Underwood, Fiona (Collin) Pitman, Molly Godwin, Peter Williams, Michaela Godwin, Talia Lamb, Sam Godwin, Panida Lamb, Ying Lamb, and Elias Godwin. She is also survived by her sister Esther Barclay, 18 great grandchildren, 10 nieces and nephews, and many others who called her Grandma. Memorial services are set for Saturday, October 17, at 2:30 p.m. at the Ellisforde Church of the Brethren, 32116 Highway 97, Tonasket, Wash. Memorials may be made to Samaritan’s Purse or the Jesus Film through the Whitestone Church. Scott Miller of Bergh’s Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. Interment will be at the Oroville Riverview Cemetery.

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The Oroville Cross Country Team attended the Trojan Invitational, held at the Mill Bay Golf Course in Manson Saturday, Sept. 26, along with five other teams from the area. Liberty Bell took first place with 37 points, followed by Brewster (52), Republic/Curlew (85), Okanogan (85), Bridgeport (114) and Oroville (154). Oroville’s team is made up of nine boys and one girl. Hornets placing in the 5,000 meter varsity race are: Matthew Galvan, a freshman in 17th place with a time of 19:34.73; senior Javier Castillo in 35th place at 20:34.06; freshman Elijah Burnell in 38th place at 20:48.79; sophomore Luis Vazquez in 44th place

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Wide Receiver Andrew Mieirs carries the ball in for the final touchdown of the evening on a 51-yard pass from quarterback Nathan Hugus. Caleb Mills gains some yardage with just a couple minutes left in the first quarter, before being stopped by Okanogan.

Hornets allow Bulldogs to score in first half only Oroville rallies in the second half BY KATIE TEACHOUT KATHERINE@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM

Oroville hosted Okanogan under the Friday night lights September 25, falling to the 2014 2B State Champions 49-24. The Bulldogs scored their first touchdown early in the game on a 19-yard rush and just kept pushing it to end the first quarter 22-0. Their seventh and final touchdown of the evening was made on a four-yard rush with less than two minutes left to end the first half 0-49. The Hornets came back and held the Bulldogs to 49 points for the rest of the game while racking up 24 points of their own. “After a rough first half, the team played well and never gave up, but in the end, Okanogan’s speed was just to much for us to handle,” said Oroville head coach Tam Hutchinson. With just two seconds left on the clock in the third quarter, the Hornets began a play that ended with Caleb Mills running the ball in 10 yards for Oroville’s first touchdown of the evening. Nathan Hugus passed to Andrew Mieirs for the two-point conversion. With five minutes and twenty seconds left to play in the fourth quarter, Logan Mills ran the ball one yard over the goal line for a second touchdown. Hugus again passed to Mieirs for the extra two points.

With just one minute and eleven seconds left in the game, Hugus made a 51-yard pass to Mieirs for the final touchdown of the evening, with the two points run in by Logan Mills. “Individually I was really impressed with our quarterback, Nathan Hugus, who despite the heavy pressure and being hit on almost every play stepped up and delivered the ball,” Hutchinson said. Hugus completed nine of 27 passes for a total of 99 yards. “Good secondary coverage by Okanogan kept us from completing more passes,” Hutchinson said. The Bulldogs completed six of 11 passes for a total of 140 yards and zero interceptions. The Hornets had one pass intercepted. “On defense, Charlie Arrigoni had a good night with six solos and six assists; and Stetson Spears came up hard with some good tackles on the outside,” said Hutchinson. The Hornets and Bulldogs both lost one fumble each. Okanogan was penalized seven times for 60 yards, and Oroville just two times for 10 yards. “Both Logan and Caleb Mills ran hard for yardage, and Andrew Mieirs had another good game catching and running with the ball,” Hutchinson said. Logan Mills had five rushes for 36 yards, Caleb Mills had 12 for 27 and Hugus had 10 for 27. Mieirs had six receptions for 90 yards, Blaine Weaver had one for 11 and Spears had one for four. Okanogan had six completed passes for 140 yards and three touchdowns. They rushed the

at 21:16.79; senior Emmanuel Castrejon in 52nd place at 22:48.57; sophomore Yohnney Castillo in 57th place at 25:15.88; and senior Dakota Haney in 60th place with a personal best time of 27:32.26. Junior high student Sheridan Blasey, the only girl on the team, competed in the 1.5 mile race. According to coach Billy Monroe, Blasey ran a personal best of 10:14 and placed fourth overall out of all the junior high girls competing at the Trojan Invitaional. Oroville was scheduled to attend the Tonasket Invitational Wednesday, Sept. 30; and travel to the Leavenworth Invitational Saturday, Oct. 10. The Oroville Invitational will be held at Osoyoos Lake Veterans’ Memorial Park Saturday, Oct. 10. The race begins at 11 a.m.

SCHEDULES OCT. 1-OCT. 10 Schedules subject to change FB = Football; VB = Volleyball; GSC -Girls Soccer; XC = Cross Country Thursday, Oct. 1 GSC - Oroville at Bridgeport 4:30 pm GSC - Tonasket at Brewster 4:30 pm VB - Oroville at Brewster 5 pm VB - Tonasket at Bridgeport 6:30 pm Friday, Oct. 2 FB - Oroville at Kettle Falls 7 pm Saturday, Oct. 3 GSC - Oroville versus Tonasket 11 am FB - Tonasket versus Kayhi HS noon XC Tuesday, Oct. 6 GSC - Oroville versus Entiat 4:30 pm GSC - Tonasket at Manson 4:30 pm VB - Oroville versus Okanogan 5 pm VB - Tonasket at Manson 6:30 pm Wednesday, Oct. 7 XC - Tonasket Invitational, 4:00 pm Thursday, Oct. 8 GSC - Oroville versus Okanogan 4:30 pm GSC VB - Oroville at Lake Roosevelt 5 pm VB Friday, Oct 9 FB - Oroville versus Tonasket 7 pm

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Caleb Mills gains some yardage with just a couple minutes left in the first quarter, before being stopped by Okanogan. ball 42 times for 195 yards and four touchdowns. When asked who the toughest opponent in the league was for the Bulldogs, Okanogan head coach Erick Judd replied, “The next opponent is the toughest one,” adding, “You’ve just got to stay healthy.”

“We would have liked to have had a better showing against the defending State Champs, but we’ve put it behind us and are gearing up for this week’s game at Kettle Falls,” Hutchinson said. The Hornets’ next home game is Homecomeing and Bell Game against Tonasket October 9.

Saturday, Oct.10 XC - Oroville at Leavenworth Invitational 11 am XC - Tonasket at Cascade Invitational 12:30 pm

Tigers fall to Bears on the road BY KATIE TEACHOUT


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Above, Caleb Mills (#20) and Nathan Hugus take down Okanogan’s Clay Ashworth during the first quarter of Friday night’s (Sept. 25) loss to the Bulldogs.

Tonasket traveled to Brewster Friday, Sept. 25, where they lost a football game to the Bears 10-47. Brewster is currently at the top of the Central Washington 2B North League division, with four wins overall and zero losses. The Bears scored 21 points in the first quarter. The first touchdown was made with a two-yard run, followed by a 26-yard pass and a 21-yard pass for the second and third touchdowns. Brewster went on to score two more touchdowns in the second quarter; on a 70-yard pass and a 21-yard pass. Tonasket scored just three points in the second quarter when sophomore Alex Palomares kicked in a 35-yard field goal. In the second half, Brewster scored two more touchdowns in the third quarter; with a 14-yard pass and a 17-yard pass. The Tigers held the Bears back from scoring any more points in the fourth quarter; scoring a touchdown of their own with sophomore running back Jesse Ramon running the ball in thirteen yards and Palomares kicking in the extra point. “We got off to a slow start against a very good Brewster team,” said Tonasket head coach Jay Hawkins. “The team hung together and started playing pret-

ty good football from the middle of the second quarter until the end of the game.” Ramon had 15 carries for 90 yards; freshman Ethan Smith had seven for 42; junior Vance Frazier-Leslie had four for 16; and senior Christian GarciaHerrera had three for six. Sophomore Rycki Cruz completed one of four passes for four yards and one interception, while Frazier-Leslie completed five of seven for 71 yards. Junior Austin Rimestead caught two passes for a gain of 39 yards; Ramon caught three for 13; and Palomares caught one for 23. Tonasket has yet to win a football game this season, having lost 6-50 to Warden, and 35-37 to Lake Roosevelt. The Tigers host Kayhi High School out of Ketchikan, Alaska, this Saturday, Oct. 3 at noon. “Ketchikan and us were both in search of games because of cancellations on our schedules,” said Hawkins. “We have never played before, so it will be a fun experience for both teams.” Kayhi’s primary sports rivals are Juneau-Douglas High School and Thunder Mountain High School. A road game in Juneau September 18 saw the Kayhi King Salmon get shut out 0-58. Kayhi has 562 students in grades 9-12.




Tigers swat the Hornets 7-0 North County teams meet up in Oroville BY KATIE TEACHOUT KATHERINE@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM

OROVILLE - Oroville hosted Tonasket on the soccer fields Thursday, Sept. 24, falling to the Tigers 0-7. The game was several minutes in before Tonasket’s Ashlynn Willis scored her first goal. “Hey, Blue, we’re starting a little slow,” Tonasket head coach Darren Collins shouted to his players on the field. “We’ve gotta pick it up a little, and make sure we’re all working hard.” The Tigers have beat all opponents so far this season including Bridgeport, who scored one point in Tonasket’s 7-1 win Tuesday, Sept. 22.

FOOTBALL CENT. WA LEAGUE NO. DIV. (2B) Conference W L Brewster 1 0 Okanogan 1 0 Oroville 1 1 Manson 0 1 Tonasket 0 1

Tonasket beat Omak 6-0, excited to play them again.” Manson 12-0, Chelan 3-2, Liberty The Hornets beat Manson Bell 1-0 and this year 4-0; Brewster 11-0. but lost 0-6 to “It’s not Okanogan, and fun to lose, 2-3 to Brewster. “We just want to play but it’s great “The top hard against the top to play the three spots in tough teams teams so when we get this league are because the usually held to those other schools by Okanogan, girls just get better,” said that are closer to us we Tonasket and head coach Liberty Bell. It’s Tony Kindred. can have a good game.” anybody’s guess “We’ve already who will be in Tony Kindred, Head Coach improved the fourth spot.” Oroville Hornets quite a bit Kindred said. over last year.” “We just want Kindred to play hard said the team against the top was looking forward to Thursday’s teams so when we get to those (Oct. 1) game in Bridgeport. other schools that are closer to us “Last year we had them 3-0 we can have a good game.” at the end of the first half, but The Hornets were scheduled they came back and we lost 5-3,” to travel to Liberty Bell Tuesday, Kindred said. “That was our last Sept. 29. game of the season, so we are “Liberty Bell is fast like

Overall W L 4 1 3 1 2 2 0 3 0 3

CENT. WA LEAGUE SO. DIV. (2B) Conference W L Kittitas 0 0 Lk Roosevelt 0 0 Mabton 0 0 Soap Lake 0 0 Warden 0 0 White Swan 0 0

Overall W L 1 2 2 1 2 1 2 0 3 1 0 3

GIRLS SOCCER CENTRAL WA LEAGUE (1B/2B) League W L Okanogan 4 0 Tonasket 4 0 Bridgeport 3 2 Liberty Bell 2 2 Oroville 1 3 Manson 0 5

Overall W L T 5 1 0 7 0 0 5 2 0 3 2 0 1 3 0 0 6 0

CENT. WA LEAGUE SO. DIV. (2B) Warden Mabton

W 1 0

League Overall L W L T 0 4 2 0 1 2 4 0

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Oroville’s Kambe Ripley attempts to keep Tonasket’s Ashlynn Willis away from the ball Thursday, Sept. 24.

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Tonasket’s Megan Bolich and Oroville’s Alexia Garcia vie for a kick to the ball during Thursday’s (Sept. 24) soccer match in Oroville that ended with the Tigers shutting out the Hornets.


Tonasket, but we’ve made some improvements; so when we play them we will be ready,” Kindred said. Tory Kindred, Lindsay Koepke, Yessica Nemecio and Alexia Garcia all had shots in the goal in the first half. In the second half, shots were made by Nemecio, Kindred, Katie Egerton, Viviana Sanchez-Pajarito and Sydney Egerton. Tonasket’s keeper Madison Gariano kept all the shots out of the net. The Tigers had 21 shots in the first half and 18 in the second for a total of 39. “Our keeper did really well. She’s a pretty good athlete and a

great kid,” Kindred said. Oroville keeper Xochil Rangel made 26 saves throughout the game. Scoring for Tonasket was Ashlynn Willis with two goals along with Kayla Willis, Jaden Vugteveen, Amanda Padilla, Lisa Kudlik and Esmeralda Flores. Rose Walts kicked one in, but it didn’t count for a score when she was called offsides. Tonasket travels to Brewster Thursday, Oct. 1; and Oroville travels to Bridgeport Oct. 1. The North County teams face off again for a non-league match at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3 in Oroville.

(Overall record includes non-league tournament matches, including split sets)

CENT. WA LEAGUE NO. DIV. (2B) League W L Okanogan 5 0 Brewster 4 1 Lk Roosevelt3 1 Manson 2 3 Liberty Bell 2 3 Tonasket 2 3 Bridgeport 1 3 Oroville 0 5

Overall W L 5 0 4 2 3 1 2 3 3 4 2 3 1 3 0 5

Sp 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

CENT. WA LEAGUE SO. DIV. (2B) W Kittitas 1 Warden 1 White Swan 1 Mabton 0 Soap Lake 0 Waterville 0

League Overall L W L Sp 0 1 2 1 0 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 2 0 1 1 2 0 1 3 1 0


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Tonasket’s Madison Clark sends the ball over the net during Tuesday’s (Sept. 22) game against Okanogan. Backing Clark up is Tiger Alyssa Montenegro.

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Oroville’s Madison Whiteaker slams the ball over the net towards Manson’s Ally Paige during Thursday’s Sept. 24 game in Oroville. The Hornets lost 0-3 with set scores of 14-25, 8-25 and 18-25. According to Manson Coach Thompson, Manson’s Maddee Ward had seven aces and seven kills; Baylee Ward had nine kills; Analexis Manjares had nine digs; Dacy Leyva served 13/13 with three aces and 19 assists and Celina Mendoza had seven aces. Manson’s JV team won all three of their sets with scores of 25-13, 25-14 and 25-8. Oroville traveled to Bridgeport Tuesday, Sept. 22, where they lost 0-3 with set scores of 19-25, 16-25 and 13-25. The Hornets’ top server was Jennifer Cisneros 15/18 with three aces. Courtnee Kallstrom had 9/9 and Mikayla Scott had 8/9. The top passers were Scott with 14/16, Havannah Worrell with 16/20 and Yanelli Avalos Cazares with 19/21. In hitting, Scott had 9/11 with one ace. “We made some good improvements, although we need to work on our confidence and mental game,” said Oroville coach Nicole Hugus. “I am confident we will continue to develop all season long.” With half the team made up of freshmen, Hugus said she thought that as the Hornets got more experience they would gain confidence and learn to work together as a team. The Hornets were scheduled to travel to Tonasket Tuesday, Sept. 29, and to Brewster Thursday, Oct. 1. Oroville’s next home game is against Okanogan Tuesday, Oct. 6 with game times of 5 p.m. for JV and 6:30 p.m. for varsity.

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Tonasket volleyball head coach Pam Leslie gives a pep talk to her team during the third game of Tuesday’s (Sept. 22) game against Okanogan. The Tigers lost 8-25, 13-25 and 11-25 to the Bulldogs, who are currently 3-0 in league this season. Okanogan assistant coach Mike Gariano said the Bulldogs competed in a tournament in Yakima Friday, Sept. 18, where they took fifth place out of 32 teams. Gariano said West Valley was the only team to beat Okanogan at the tournament. Stats were not yet available from Tonasket at press time. Tonasket was scheduled to host Oroville Tuesday, Sept. 29. They travel to Bridgeport Thursday, Oct. 1 and to Manson Tuesday, Oct. 6. The Tigers’ next home game is Thursday, Oct. 8 against Liberty Bell. The JV game starts at 5 p.m. and the varsity game at 6:30 p.m.




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Scott Abrahamson (center) jumps off his first horse while his wrangler holds onto the second horse Abrahamson will ride in Sunday’s (Sept. 28) Junior Relay race at the Okanogan County Fair.

Scott Abrahamson whoops it up as he is announced the winner of the Junior Relay Race sponsored by the Colville Confederated Tribes. In second place is Mathew Pakootas and in third is Terrance Holford.

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Reserve Champion Lane Bolich Sunrise Chevrolet Grand Champion Jordyn Boesel OK Chevrolet Fitting & Showing Reserve Jordyn Boesel OK Chevrolet Senior Grand Derek Robinson Choice Auto Reserve Madyson Clark OK Chevrolet Int Grand Keanne Wilson Sunrise Chevrolet Reserve Hattie Buchert Katie Teachout/staff photo Hyleah Aparicio of Brewster won Sunday’s (Sept. 28) Mutton Bustin’ Belt Buckle Finals. This was her first year Casey& Michelle Silvercompeting in the event. Aparicio, age 8, said she had never ridden a horse or any other animal. She said she did, thorn however, begin riding a bicycle without training wheels when she was four years old. Jr Grand Jade Barroca VIP Insurance Grand Champion: Nunior Small Animal Round Reserve: Kaelyn Bruns Reserve bian Dairy Doe under 12 Robin Lew Stone Heidi Wilson Casey& months Poultry Destyne Brantner Michelle Silverthorn Best 4-H Goat Chub Plank Prejr Grand Reserve Champion: Champion Exotic: Nevaeh Teak Plank Hallie Chilmonik Intermediate Educational Hall Bronson Becker Casey& Michelle SilverDisplay Champion Rooster: WilJulie Talavera thorn liam Raebenold Grand Champion Pre. Jr. Ryan Allgood – Reserve: Reed Bowling Fit and Show: Chub Plank Reserve Erica Breshears VIP Grand Champion: InterChampion Drake: Alisha Reserve: Teak Plank Insurance mediate Herdsmanship Artrell Grand Champion Jr. Fit Grand Champion: Dairy Reserve: Bryar Jensen and Show: Owen Pershing Novice Grand Brielle Wahl Sunrise Goat in Milk Champion Hen: Kailyn Reserve: Destyne BrantGrand Champion: Best of Bruns ner Kyra Anderson Breed Alpine Reserve: Nevaeh Hall Grand Int. Fit and Show: Champion Turkey: Alisha Chandra Shibley Bryden Hires – Cutrell Reserve: Alisha Cutrell Grand Champion: Senior Special: Teresa Cutrell for Sage McFettridge Herdsmanship “Dave” Int. Herdsmanship: coGrand Champion: Senior Champion Bantam: Jarrod champions Alisha Cutrell Educational Display Yarnell Chandra Shibley Grand Champion: Senior Reserve: Destyne Brantner Reserve: Sage and Camas Fitting & Showing Champion Pen: Chandra McFettridge Grand Champion: Pygmy Shibley Jr. Herdsmanship: Destyne Kid Best of Show: KaelynBrantner Grand Champion: Pygmy Bruns Reserve: Serenity RaebenWether Champion Duck: Amanda old Grand Champion: Pygmy Angell Pre. Jr. Herdsmanship: Doe Reserve: Alisha Cutrell Phaon Raebenold Grand Champion: NigeChampion Goose: Alisha Reserve: Chub Plank rian Dwarf Goat Cutrell Teak Plank Special Award: Best Reserve: Alisha Cutrell Champion Eggs: Jarrod Katie Teachout/staff photo Dressed Goat & Owner Champion Education: Yarnell Jaycie Richie of Tonasket, age 9, poses with her cow Albert at the Okanogan County Fair Sunday, Sept. 28. Reserve Champion: SeHylton Foyle Reserve: Monte McKee Tonasket

DEMOLITION DERBY Sun., Oct. 3, 2015 AT 1:00 P.M.

New Patients Welcome • General Dentistry Dental Implants • IV Sedation Available

Dr. Alan Singleton Dr. Ashkan Afshinkia 8524 Main Street, Osoyoos

250-495-6144 www.osoyoosdentalcentre.com

TonaskeT Rodeo GRounds


Guaranteed Pay Out For Entry Info: Call 509-486-2398

l Concessions & Beer Garden l Admission: $10 for Adults,

$7 for children, 6-12, 5 & Under Free Sponsored By:

Tonasket Comancheros, Washington Tractor, Les Schwab, Tonasket Diesel Repair, OK Chevrolet, Modern Machinery, Hughes Dept. Store, Montanye Ranch, Webber’s Dirt Work and Odom Corporation

Sponsored by the Tonasket Comancheros




Katie Teachout/staff photo

Nicole Unser of Tunk Mountain sings about the Okanogan Complex wildfire on the Rotary Stage. Unser said she came home from being at the fair all day Saturday to discover her hound dogs had torn the stuffing from her leather couch and spread it all over her living room. “And this morning Winston (one of the dogs) cracked my windshield wide open with his head. He’ll need your prayers when I get home later today,” Unser joked.

Jr Western Riding R Clara Downey Jr Barrels R Clara Downey Jr Poles R Clara Downey Jr 2 Flag R Clara Downey Jr Figure 8 R Camile Wilson Sen Fit and Show G Camile Wilson Sr Western Pleasure G Camile Wilson Sr Reining G Camile Wilson Sr Stock Seat Eq G Camile Wilson Sr Bareback Eq G Camile Wilson Sr Key G Camile Wilson High Pt. Performance R Camile Wilson Grade Mare R Camile Wilson Sr Trail R Jenna Thomason Grade Mare G Jenna Thomason Int Key G Jenna Thomason Int Fit and Show R Jenna Thomason Int English Equitation R Jenna Thomason Int Stock Seat Eq R Mikeena Kelpman Int Poles R Mikeena Kelpman

Int Flag Mikenna Kelpman Int Barrels Mikenna Kelpman Int Western Pleasure Mikenna Kelpman Int Western Riding Mikenna Kelpman Int Reining Mikenna Kelpman Int Bareback Eq MiKenna Kelpman Int Figure 8 Michaun Kelpman Int Western Pleasure Michaun Kelpman Int Western Riding Michaun Kelpman Int Reining Michaun Kelpman Int Stock Seat Eq Michaun Kelpman Int Bareback Eq Michaun Kelpman Int Figure 8 Michaun Kelpman High Point Games Michaun Kelpman High Point Games Michaun Kelpman Int Trail Michaun Kelpman Int Barrels Vanessa Persing Sr Barrels Vanessa Persing Sr Western Pleasure Vanessa Persing Sr Flag Vanessa Persing


Sr Key Vanessa Persing Sr Figure 8 Vanessa Persing Sr Figure 8 Brenen Smith Jr Western Pleasure Brenen Smith Jr Reining Brenneen Smith Jr. Fit And Show G Alexis Jones Western Riding Alexis Jones Trail Alexis Jones Flag Alexis Jones Figure 8 Brisa Leep Fit and Show R Brisa Leep Quaterhorse Gelding Candice Guerrette Reg Mare Candice Guerrette Jr Trail Katie Keane Fit and Show Katie Keane English Equitation Katie Keane Quarterhorse Mare Katie Keane Trail Katie Heneman Half Arab Gelding Katie Heneman Int Poles Katie Heneman Int Flag Mary Lou Tafollla LP Fit and Show Mary Lou Tafollla Walk Trot Automn Wylie Jr Bareback Eq Colton Stansbury Lead- line Crystal Wylie Quaterhorse Mare Emmerson Goetz Lead- line Morgan McGuire Pony Mares Morgan McGuire Jr. Fit And Show Sierra Swezey Grade Gelding Sierra Swezey Int Key Tori Reagles Appy Mare Tori Reagles Key Lisa Kudlik Grade Gelding Makala Allen Sr Barrels

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Okanogan Valley

CHURCH GUIDE Come join us!

Blessing of the Animals Sat., Oct. 3, 2015 Anytime between

12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Trinity Episcopal Church Parish Hall


604 Central, Oroville


Bring your 4-legged, feathered or finned special friend for a blessing, a treat and a gift.

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You are encouraged to bring your musical instrument and join in. Bring on Leash Please.


Faith Lutheran Church

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

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

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

Chesaw Community Bible Church

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

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

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

Oroville United Methodist

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

RIVERSIDE Riverside Lighthouse - Assembly of God

Valley Christian Fellowship

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

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.

Trinity Episcopal

TONASKET Tonasket Bible Church

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

R More results next week Osoyoos Lake Water Science Forum

“A Watershed Beyond Boundaries: Stewardship of our Shared Waters”

Osoyoos WaterScience ScienceForum Forum Osoyoos Lake Lake Water

“A Watershed Beyond Boundaries: Stewardship of our Shared Waters”

“A Watershed Beyond Boundaries: Stewardship of our Shared Waters”

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

Holy Rosary Catholic Church

1st & Whitcomb Ave., Tonasket 9 a.m. English Mass every Sunday 7:00 p.m. Spanish Mass every Saturday Father Jose Maldonado • 476-2110

Immanuel Lutheran Church

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

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

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

Meeting Place Oct. 7th, 8th & 9th, 2015 • Osoyoos, B.C.visit our website for information about Crossroads Tonasket Foursquare Church

visit our websiteshare for much information about George Conkle The people living within the Okanagan-Okanogan watershed the event, venues, and registration at: 415-A S. Whitcomb Ave. • PastorSunday: th th th 10 a.m. the event, venues, registration at: inthcommon, still gripping ourand region, th including ththeir water. With drought (509) 486-2000 • cell: (509) 429-1663 concerns over the possibility of a costly mussel invasion, and more, we are NEW Hope Bible Fellowship www.obwb.ca/olwsf/ looking to forge alliances in addressing shared water issues. JOIN US! Service Time: Sun., 10:30 a.m.  Wed., 6:30 p.m. www.obwb.ca/olwsf/ Tonasket Community UCC

8 and 9 , 2015 ober 7October , 8 and 7 9 ,, 2015 Osoyoos, B.C. Osoyoos, B.C. Estudio de la Biblia en español Martes 6:30 p.m. 923 Main St. • ocbf@ymail.com REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Special rates for residents of Osoyoos, Special rates for residents of MarkOsoyoos, Fast, Pastor egistration is now open ! is now www.BrotherOfTheSon.com For more information and to register and Registration open !visit:Oroville, FirstOliver Oliver Nations and and Oroville, First Nations and


organizations sponsoring the event are:


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

Sunday Worship at 11:15 a.m.

Ellisforde Church of the Brethren

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

Special for residentssponsoring of Osoyoos, & Oroville, First Nations & Students Some of rates the organizations theOliver event are:

“Continuing the work of Jesus...simply, peacefully, together” For more info please contact Carolina RestrepoPastor Debbie Roberts, 509-486-3541 Tamayo at calila74@gmail.com or visit us at For more info please contact Carolina RestrepoOpen doors affirming deversity and welcoming to all www.obwb.ca/olwsf/

Tamayo at calila74@gmail.com or visit us at www.obwb.ca/olwsf/

To place info. in the Church Guide 509- 476-3602 ext 3050



October National Breast Cancer

Awareness Month

Say it with flowers...

Early Detection

“Everyday is the perfect day to give the gift of love.”

Local Delivery Available! Open 7 Days A Week: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

212 N. Hwy. 97, Tonasket  486-2183

ROY’S PHARMACY for all your prescription needs!

Admiring the survivors, supporting the fighters, honoring the taken and never ever giving up hope. 318 S. Whitcomb, Tonasket, WA Ph. 509-486-2149 Fax: 486-2196

One of the earliest signs of breast cancer can be an abnormality that shows up on a mammogram before it can be felt. The most common signs of breast cancer are a lump in the breast, abnormal thickening of the breast, or a change in the shape or color of the breast. Finding a lump or change in your breast does not necessarily mean you have breast cancer. Additional changes that may also be signs of breast cancer include:  Any new, hard lump or thickening in any part of the breast.  Change in size or shape.  Dimpling or puckering of the skin.  Swelling, redness or warmth that does not go away.  Pain in one spot that does not vary with your monthly cycle.  Pulling in of the nipple, nipple discharge that starts suddenly and appears only in one breast.  An itchy, sore or scaling area on one nipple. It is important for women to practice the elements of good breast health. It is suggested women obtain regular mammography screening starting at the age of 40. Obtain annual clinical breast exams, perform monthly breast-self exams and obtain a risk assessment from a physician. This information was acquired from the American Cancer Society, 1-800-ACS-2345. Or www.cancer.org.

We are pround and ready to support all Cancer Survivors!

• Performing Mammograms 5 days a week in October (Monday-Friday). • Our Imaging Center has the leading technology in Digital Mammography. • Get your mammo before October 31st and you will be entered into a drawing for 1 of 3 prize baskets! To schedule your appointment call 509-486-3124 North Valley Hospital 203 S. Western Ave. Tonasket www.nvhospital.org

Oroville Pharmacy "Your Rx Specialist"

1416 Main St., Oroville 509-476-3411

Awareness and knowledge a friend when fighting breast cancer


hen diagnosed with breast cancer, women are often filled with questions. What is the survival rate? Can breast cancer spread to other parts of my body? What does this mean for my family? Such questions are common, and it’s perfectly alright and even beneficial for women diagnosed with breast cancer to ask as many questions as possible to better understand the disease. Though each individual’s experience with breast cancer is unique, upon diagnosis the doctor will determine which stage that cancer is in. Determining the stage of the cancer is based on: • the size of the cancer • if the cancer is invasive or noninvasive • whether or not the cancer is in the lymph nodes • if the cancer has spread to other parts of the body Upon diagnosis, the doctor will also discuss if the cancer is local, regional or distant. Local means the cancer is confined to the breast, while regional means the cancer has spread to the lymph nodes, most likely those in the armpit. If the doctor says the cancer is distant, that means it has been found in other parts of the body. If the tumors involve the breast skin, the underlying chest structures, have changed the breast’s shape, and enlarged the lymph nodes, the doctor will then likely determine the cancer is locally advanced or regionally advanced. Survival rates have increased dramatically over the last 30 years. Much of this is thanks to research, but increased awareness of breast cancer has also played a role in the significantly improved survival rates. Part of that awareness includes taking steps as a young woman to reduce risk for breast cancer. Steps such as adopting a healthier diet, learning about family history with breast cancer and undergoing routine checkups can greatly improve a woman’s chances of beating breast cancer. Survival rates depend on a host of factors, including the stage of the cancer at diagnosis. Women who understand the stages of breast cancer and the role they play in surviving the disease might be more inclined to take steps that reduce their risk. • Stage 0: Though the best breast cancer diagnosis is no diagnosis at all, women diagnosed with stage 0 breast cancer can breathe somewhat easy. Stage 0 means the cancer is noninvasive and there is no evidence that the cancer cells or the noncancerous abnormal cells have spread beyond the part of the breast where they originated. • Stage I: A stage 1 diagnosis means the cancer is invasive, and the cancer cells are beginning to invade normal cells around the breast tissue. However, a stage 1 diagnosis means the lymph nodes have not been invaded. • Stage II: Stage II is divided into the subcategories of IIA or IIB. A stage IIA diagnosis can mean any of the following: - no tumor has been found in the breast, but cancer cells are in the lymph nodes under the arm; or - the tumor in the breast is 2 cm or smaller and has spread to the lymph nodes under the arm; or - the tumor in the breast is between 2 to 5 cm but has not spread to the lymph nodes under the arm. A stage IIB diagnosis means the cancer is invasive and: - the tumor is between 2 to 5 cm and has spread to the lymph nodes under the arm; or - the tumor is larger than 5 cm but has not spread to the lymph nodes under the arm • Stage III: Similar to stage II, a stage III diagnosis will be divided into subcategories. But stage III breast cancer will be diagnosed as IIIA, IIIB or IIIC. In stage IIIA breast cancer: - no tumor is found, but cancer has been found in the lymph nodes under the arm; these lymph nodes will be clumped together or sticking to other structures or the cancer may have spread to lymph nodes near the breastbone; or - the cancer is any size and has to spread to the lymph nodes under the arm, which are clumped together and sticking to other structures A stage IIIB diagnosis means:



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- the cancer may be any size and has spread to the skin of breast and/or the chest wall; and - the cancer may have spread to the lymph nodes under the arm, where they will be clumped together or sticking to other structures; or the cancer may have spread to the lymph nodes near the breastbone. Symptoms of stage IIIB breast cancer can include reddening of a significant portion of the breast skin, swelling of the breast and a warm feeling at the touch. A stage IIIC diagnosis means: - there may be no sign of cancer in the breast - if the there is a tumor, it can be any size and may have spread to the chest wall and/or the skin of the breast; and - the cancer has spread to the lymph nodes above or below the collarbone; and - the cancer may have spread to the lymph nodes under the arm or near the breastbone. • Stage IV: A stage IV diagnosis means the cancer has spread beyond the breast and local lymph nodes to other organs of the body. This can include the skin, bones, liver, lungs, distant lymph nodes, or even the brain.

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A stage IV diagnosis might be a recurrence of a previous breast cancer, but it’s also possible to get a stage IV diagnosis at first diagnosis. More information is available at www.nationalbreastcancer.org.

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Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune, October 01, 2015  

October 01, 2015 edition of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune

Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune, October 01, 2015  

October 01, 2015 edition of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune