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Parks and Recreation district, city councils and school boards among main issues BY GARY A. DE VON EDITOR@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM
OKANOGAN COUNTY – The county auditor’s office mailed out ballots on Friday, Oct. 16 for the upcoming Nov. 3 General Election, according to election official Mila Jury, with the auditor’s office. This election sees an important issue for Tonasket area residents wishing to see a new pool built and maintained there. The proposition seeks to create a Tonasket Park and Recreation District that if approved would allow the district to tax people within the district to “provide leisure time activities and recreational facilities.” If it is created the district would be authorized to impose regular property tax levies of 15 cents or
less per thousand dollars of assessed valuation on all property located within the Tonasket Park and Recreation District for each of five consecutive years to provide a means of both maintaining a community swimming pool and maintaining existing Tonasket City Parks. The district would be governed by a newly elected five member board. The ballot also asks voters within the district’s boundaries, both inside and outside of Tonasket city limits, to vote for the new board members. In positions 1 through 3, the seats are all unopposed and the candidates are: Kathleen Thompson, Billie Kay Attwood and Jordon Weddle, respectively. In position 4, the voters are asked to choose between Tyler Graves and Shawn E. Brazil, while in position 5, they are asked to choose between Michael Ward and David Stangland.
OROVILLE CITY COUNCIL The City of Oroville has three council positions up for election in November, all for four-year terms. In Council Position 3,
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Tonasket addresses garbage concerns BY KATIE TEACHOUT KATHERINE@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM
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Above, a plant of the Royal Kush strain awaits harvest at Landrace Farms on Chesaw Road. A dozen seasonal workers began harvesting Oct. 9. The six-acre farm grows a wide range of genetics, including strains high in CBDs and low in THC. The plants are dried in steel shipping containers before being sent to Landrace Labs in Rocester, Washington. The bulk of the plants will be processed using a CO2 extractor for high quality extracts used in a variety of products. See pages B4 and B5 for more on the story.
TONASKET - New resident and business owner Mary Lou Kriner of Mary Lou’s Hidden Treasures in Tonasket appeared before the Tonasket City Council October 12. Kriner said she recently moved to Bonaparte Avenue from Oroville, and had some concerns. She said after the house they are moving into was broken into, they got a security system for the home. “We have to go through the trailer park, and it is just horrible,” said Kriner. “It really needs cleaned up. There is junk and trees down in the river, and I keep
hearing people say it is going to flood. What can we do?” Mayor Patrick Plumb said the property owner owns the high water mark of the river, but City Planner Kurt Danison said it depends on the body of water whether the property owner or the state owns the high water mark. “But cleaning up garbage does not need a shoreline permit. This is one more example of a good reason to be a part of the Okanogan Conservation District,” said Danison. Council member Scott Olson said creeks sometimes needed low branches to slow down fast moving water, and suggested before any clean-up was done,
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BY GARY A. DE VON EDITOR@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM
OROVILLE – The Oroville Chamber of Commerce hosted a candidate’s forum last Thursday evening at Vicki’s Backdoor Club that was well attended by those wanting to get to know a little something about who is seeking to represent them on the Oroville City Council and the School Board. While the call went out to all candidates for Oroville offices some of the candidates were unable to attend due to other obligations. Neysa Roley, looking for a return to the city council, for example, was out of town attending the birth of her first grandchild. Kolo Moser and Becky Lewis, each seeking the same seat on the school board, were also unable to attend. The candidates who did make it were Chris Allen, David “Mac” MacElherhan, Robert Fuchs, Rocky DeVon and Ryan Frazier. Chamber President Clyde Andrews, served as the night’s moderator and timer and gave each candidate 12 minutes for introductions and questions. Minutes not used could be banked to respond to statements by other candidates or to elaborate on questions from
CHRIS ALLEN Going in alphabetical order, Chris Allen, who is challenging Roley for Council Position 5, was the first to speak. Describing himself as the “public safety” candidate, began by saying he was disgruntled by the way the president of the Senior Center was treated at a recent council meeting when trying to ask about the ambulance service. “He was hushed and very quickly told to ‘sit down,” said Allen, “That would never happen with me on the council.” Allen, who has started his own ambulance service, said his “best guess” was using volunteer EMTs would save the EMS District $300,000 a year over using Lifeline Ambulance Services. He said he lived most of his early life in Oroville, moved out of the area during his middle school years and came back in his twenties. He is a mechanic and owns North Star Ambulance Services, one of two services that responded to the city and county’s request for qualifications after the volunteer EMTs submitted their resignation letters. Oroville Councilman Tony Koepke, who serves on the city’s Ambulance
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Committee, asked Allen if he knew the volunteers were paid between $14 and $19 an hour, even when on standby. Allen replied that he did not know that, but still felt contracting with Lifeline would be more than the EMS District could afford. Koepke also questioned Allen about North Starts qualifications, whether the company’s insurance and licensing was up to date. Allen said Chris Allen they were. Tamara Porter, a real estate broker, asked him how the town could be revitalized. “My top goal is to save money on the ambulance service. I’d also like to get an assisted living here,” he said. “I am asking to be your voice.”
ROBERT FUCHS Robert Fuchs, who is running for Council Position 3, said he was 51-yearsold and had moved to this country from Germany 20 years ago. He became a citizen and has lived in Oroville for 15 years. “I believe there is no place for kids to
go and I think they need a place to go where they can be supervised by adults. We have a Senior Center, we should have something similar for the kids,” said Fuchs, who adds that he has a 16-yearold daughter who expresses her feelings over the lack of things to do. “I also believe the ambulance situation needs to be resolved in the best way for the community. As it is now it is too much Robert Fuchs money,” he said. Jeff Burnell, a local businessman, asked, “Looking 10 years down what would you do to make Oroville a viable community.” Fuchs said he would look to the city’s parks. “We have a nice view, nice lake. We have to find ways to bring more people here. Things like a skate park, mini golf, a climbing wall. There is no place to dance, no theater. We have to start small and build up.”
DAVID MCELHERAN David “Mac” McElheran, who is also running for Council Position 3, said he
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was born in Canada, south of Vancouver, BC. His family moved to the U.S. and he grew up in the Portland, Ore. area and he became a U.S. citizen. After working at Les Schwab Tire Center he became a U.S. Border Patrol Agent. After working on the southern border for awhile he was transferred to Oroville where he has been working just under eight years. “I’d like to do something for Oroville... as you know I like to do Mac McElheran charity work and have done so both in my capacity with the Border Patrol and on my own,” he said. He feels Oroville is a good place for youth, as well as adults, including visitors from Canada. “I think it is a good place for small businesses, but I’d like to see Oroville do something to help them out. Like Robert said a skate park would be great, but how you find the money to build one I don’t know.” However, McElheran said getting
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ELECTIONS | FROM A1 currently held by Ed Naillon, who has decided not to seek another term, David “Mac” McElheran and Robert Fuchs are looking to serve. McElheran works for the U.S. Border Patrol and Fuchs for Hughes Department Store. Walter A. Hart III is also on the ballot. The incumbent is running unopposed for another term in Position 4. Incumbent Neysa Roley faces a challenge from Chris Allen, a one time candidate for Oroville mayor in the 2013 General Election.
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The Oroville Branch of Umpqua Bank has partnered with the local chapter of the Royal Neighbors in sponsoring this year’s Coats 4 Kids Collection Drive. Drop off your new or gently worn coats at the Umpqua Branch, located at 822 Central in Oroville. The drive which takes place for the entire month of October, is seeking coats for all ages from infants to seniors to help people who need a warm coat for the upcoming winter as part of their Community Coat Closet Project.
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OKANOGAN – Leah McCormack, Okanogan County Treasurer, would like to remind all taxpayers 2015 second half property taxes and irrigation assessments are due and must be postmarked by Monday, Nov. 2, 2015. “Since October 31 falls on Saturday, taxpayers will have until Monday, November 2, to
pay with no interest. Interest and penalty will start accruing on Tuesday, November 3, 2015, said McCormak. Taxpayers that are mailing their taxes or assessments, should send their payment to: Okanogan County Treasurer, P.O. Box 111, Okanogan, WA 98840. Those paying by credit card should go to www.officialpayments.com or call 1-800272-9829 and be sure to have the jurisdiction number 5633, tax amount and parcel numbers they are paying. McCormick said there will be a small convenience fee applied to credit card payments for this service. “We do not accept credit/debit
cards at the counter in the office,” she said. Any parcels involved in the Okanogan Complex Fire will receive an adjusted statement in early November and if they have taxes owing will have until the end of November to pay without additional interest or penalty.
OROVILLE SCHOOL BOARD While Todd Hill and Mike Egerton are running unopposed for a return to Oroville School Board in Director Positions 1 and 4, the board also sees some wrangling over directors’ positions. Perhaps the hottest race is between incumbent Rocky DeVon, the current board president and owner of RE/Max Lake & Country, and Ryan Frazier, a former Oroville Social Studies teacher, for Director Position 5. Kolo Moser, a U.S. Border Patrol Agent and Becky Lewis are running for Director Position, the seat being vacated by longtime board member Amy Wise. TONASKET CITY COUNCIL In Tonasket all the seats on the council up for election have single candidates – Jensen Sackman, Position 2; Maria Moreno, Position 4 and incumbent Claire Jeffko, Position 5. Sackman and Jeffko will be running for four year terms and Moreno for a four year short and full term. TONASKET SCHOOL BOARD. Catherine Stangland, the current school board chairwoman, seeks another four year term in Position 2, as does incumbent Jerry D. Asmussen for Position 5. Joyce Fancher, a former Tonasket
teacher who has held office in the past as a city councilwoman and school board member, looks to unseat the incumbent, Ty Olson, for Position 4, also a four year term.
OTHER OFFICES Herbert Wandler will find himself back on the board for Hospital District 4. The current North Valley Hospital District Commissioner is running unopposed for another six-year term in Position 3. Candidates for other offices include: Gary Nelson, Cemetery District 4 (Riverview, Oroville); Kenneth D. Ripley, Commissioner Position 3 for Fire District 1 (Oroville, Rural); Duane Van Woert and Jack Denison, for Commissioner Positions 2 and 3 respectively, for Fire District 4 (Tonasket area), Mark Robanske for Position 3, for Fire District 12 ( Swanson Mill); Michael Woelke and Robert K. Bauer, for Commissioner Positions 2 and 3 respectively, for Fire District 16 (Aeneas Valley) and Guy D. Fisher, Leland “Lee” Chapman and Mike Cantwell, for Commisioner Positions 1, 2 and 3, respectively for the Lake Osoyoos Water District. CASTING BALLOTS All ballots must be signed to count, according to elections Deput Jury, who adds that anyone that has not received their ballot by Friday, Oct. 23 should contact the auditors office at 509422-7240. The office is located at
149 3rd, Ave. N. in the Okanogan County Courthouse. It is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Election Day only from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for the following services. • Voter Registration • Drop off voted ballots • Obtain replacement ballots • Disability Access Voting Units The county has three ballot drop boxes and they will be open Oct. 16 to Nov 3, 2015. Drop boxes will be open until 8:00 PM on Nov. 3, 2015.
DROP BOX LOCATIONS: • Tonasket – Tonasket City Hall/Library Complex, 209 S, Whitcomb Ave, Tonasket • Omak – Next to Police Station, 8 N Ash, Omak • Pateros -180 Pateros Mall in parking lot, Pateros If you mail your ballot, sufficient first class postage must be attached and it must be postmarked by the day of the election, Nov. 3, 2015. Jury advises voters to check with your local post office for cut off times. Voters not currently registered in the State of Washington can appear in person in the auditor’s office until Monday, Oct. 26, 2015 and register to vote and be able to vote in the General Election. Those with questions may contact the auditor’s office 509-4227240
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NEWS FORUM | FROM A1 Agricultural Housing in Oroville. He is currently president of the Oroville School Board. “One of our goals has been to bring one-to-one computing to the district so that every student has access to an iPad or to a computer. We have reached that goal. Another thing is to make sure the curriculum reflects that and we’ve done that at the elementary and are implementing it at the high school,” DeVon said. The candidate also said he was proud of the district’s anti-bullying program and that has Rocky DeVon been brought in since he was on the board. He described “Challenge Day” and how he participated with the students to get a better understanding of what students are going through. “It brings to reality what some kids deal with on a day to day basis,” he said. Another accomplishment of the board was the new roof at the elementary school, according to DeVon. District voter approved a three-year special bond to pay for it, but the original bid came in at $1.2 million. After looking at options, the district was able to get the work done for just over $600,000, he said. “I wanted to return the extra money to the taxpayers, but we
funding for revitalizing Main Street, may come to grant writing. He said he personally didn’t have those skills, but knew people who did who might be able to help him learn. About the Ambulance Service he said, “I’ve worked with the EMTs, the crew is very professional. In Oroville we have a moral obligation to find a balance between what we can afford and what we can professionally provide. “I am very open to suggestions and feel along the same lines about police and fire services. I’ve worked with those guys every day and they are real professional guys and gals.” Clayton Emry, a retired businessman, said the city had a lot of empty warehouse buildings and he felt they should be utilized. “I always felt the city could do a little advertising and say, ‘hey, they’re here,’” Emry said. “That depends on if they’re public or private.... The city could talk with the owners and put together some sort of exploratory commission,” the candidate said.
ROCKY DEVON Rocky DeVon is running for School Director Position 5. He said his family had lived in Oroville for almost 130 years. He has served on the city planning commission and has been a Boy Scout Leader and Cub Scout Master. He also sat on a committee that helped bring the build
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couldn’t by law,” he said. The board looked at making repairs to bathrooms at the elementary school and found the costs of going to bid were very high – as much as $7500 per toilet, according to the candidate. “We felt we could have our maintenance staff do the work for far less. We are doing everything to stretch out your dollars and keep the buildings maintained,” he said, adding that some of the left over bond money was used to complete the elementary’s H/ VAC system which is lowering monthly utility bills by a great deal. “I’ve always been involved in the community, as a realtor I brought the disaster relief fund for people whose homes were lost or damaged in the recent fires,” he said. Anne Marie Ricevuto, a teacher, asked what the candidate’s feelings were about bringing an Alternative High School to Oroville. She said it had been among the Oroville School Boards list of goals last year. “At last count there were 60 kids from Oroville going to Tonasket, some of them because of the Alternative High School there,” said Ricevuto. “I don’t think the numbers are that high. We sent out letters to the parents with all the kids in the 98844 zip code and only got three back,” said DeVon, who said many of the students who originally went from the Oroville District to Tonasket did so because of the Gates Grant which promised to pay for four years of college. Allen asked if there was anything Oroville did to attract students to come back or come here from Tonasket. “Oroville has more College in the Classroom than all of Okanogan County combined,” he said. “That is a big incentive for students who want to get college credits before they graduate and to save money on college,” he said.
“My two older kids went to Tonasket. I find Oroville is much more friendly and there is much less bullying... it is also less cliquish.”
since the 1800s,” he said. “I learned a lot at the Alterantive High School in the Spokane Valley. It was amazing to come back to Oroville. I got into teaching to make a difference. My job on the board is to hear your voice and to get it in front of the board,” he said. Frazier, whose teaching contract was not renewed last year said he is currently working at Sun Lakes Realty. There were some heated exchange b e t we e n Frazier and DeVon when DeVon, who said the can- Ryan Frazier didate is suing both the superintendent and the board, started questioning Frazier about his teaching practices.
RYAN FRAZIER Ryan Frazier, a former Oroville teacher, is running to unseat DeVon. He started by saying, “This statement offended me, ‘I’m sorry this field trip is for someone who is going to go on to do something with their lives.’” Frazier went on to go to Wenatchee Valley College, then on to Eastern Washington University where he was told he was one of the best Social Studies students. He then became a teacher and taught at an Alternative High School in the Spokane Valley before returning to Oroville to teach. “My family has also been here
DeVon asked why he heard from parents of Frazier’s students that he had refused to make his class recite the Pledge of Allegiance. Frazier said this was a lie. “I do not ban the Pledge of Allegiance,” he said. DeVon also asked if Frazier had sent home an assignment that said, “Why are white people racist.” Frazier also denied he had ever done this and said the class had been studying an issue in the press about team mascots depicting Native Americans that some people thought were racist. Lastly, DeVon asked him why he refused to give information to his principal on students in his classroom who had special needs. Frazier said he felt that there was not only bullying among the students, but also among the staff.
Missoula Children’s Theater starts auditions Nov. 9 This year’s show, ‘Blackbeard the Pirate’
tion must arrive by the scheduled starting time and stay for the entire two-hour session. The first rehearsal begins approximately 15-30 minutes after the audition. This is a group audition–no advance preparation is necessary, but a smile never hurts. Students should just be ready to come and have a good time. Rehearsals will be conducted every day from 3:05 p.m. to 5:05 p.m. and 5:35 p.m. to 7:35 p.m. in the Oroville High School Commons and the Oroville High School Band Room. Although not all cast members will be needed at every session, those auditioning must have a clear schedule for the entire week and if selected, be able to attend all rehearsals required for their role. A detailed rehearsal schedule will be distributed at the conclusion of the audition. Cast members scheduled for the full four and
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OROVILLE - The audition for the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of “Blackbeard the Pirate’ will be held on Monday, Nov. 9 at 3:05 in the Oroville High School Commons. There are roles for students from Kindergarten through 12th grades. Approximately 50-60 local students will be cast to appear in the show with the MCT Tour Actor/Director. There is no guarantee that everyone who auditions will be cast in the play. Students wishing to audi-
a half hours of rehearsal will be asked to bring a sack lunch, dinner or snack. The performances will be held on Nov. 14, at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. and will be presented in the high school commons. The students in the cast will be called for dress rehearsal before the performance that day. All those cast must be available for all scheduled performances. The Missoula Children’s Theatre is a non-profit organization based in Missoula, Montana. This coming year more than 65,000 cast members across the globe will take to the stage to the delight and applause of their families, friends, community, neighbors and teachers! The show in Oroville is made possible by the Oroville Booster Club. For any questions please contact the Elementary School Office at 509-476-3332.
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SUPERIOR COURT CRIMINAL The court dismissed March 9 two charges against Gary Ray Raub, 26, Okanogan: two counts of first-degree child molestation. The charges were dismissed without prejudice. William Lloyd Sasse, 53, Moses Lake, pleaded guilty March 10 to assault in violation of a no-contact order (DV) and interfering with reporting (DV). Sasse was sentenced to 7.5 months in jail and fined $1,210.50. The crimes occurred Jan. 2 near Tonasket. Angelo Javier Lopez, 32, Omak, pleaded guilty March 11 to violation of a no-contact order. Lopez was sentenced to 41 months in prison and fined $1,210.50 for the Sept. 16, 2014 crime. Stephen Dale Moses, 54, Omak, pleaded guilty March 12 to POCS (methamphetamine). The court dismissed an additional charge of POCS (heroin). The crime occurred Oct. 1, 2014. In a separate case, Moses pleaded guilty March 12 to telephone harassment (threats to kill). That crime occurred June 7, 2013. Moses was sentenced to 12 months in prison and fined a total of $1,200. Keith Larry Schols, 46, Wauconda, pleaded guilty March 12 to third-degree assault (DV) and two counts of fourthdegree assault (DV). The court dismissed an additional charge of fourth-degree assault (DV). Schols was sentenced to 12 months in jail and fined $1,460.50 for the Aug. 31, 2014 crimes. Tyler Lee Shelton, 24, Okanogan, pleaded guilty March 13 to POCS (methamphetamine). Shelton was sentenced to 15 days in jail and fined $2,110.50 for the Feb. 16 crime. Juan Aragon Torres, 47, Omak, pleaded guilty March 13 to residential burglary (primary or accomplice), second-degree assault (with a deadly weapon) (primary or accomplice) and third-degree malicious mischief (primary or accomplice). Torres was sentenced to six months in jail and fined $1,110.50 for the Feb. 4 crimes. The court found probable cause to charge Robert Noel Johnson, 53, Omak, with stalking in violation of a no-contact order. The crime allegedly occurred March 4. The court found probable cause to charge Jennifer Louise Ballesteros, 44, Omak, with POCS (methamphetamine). The court found probable cause to charge Larry Gene Visger, 67, Oroville, with unlawful issuance of a bank check (over $750). The crime allegedly occurred Oct. 11, 2014. The court found probable cause to charge Robert Joe Storm, 34, Omak, with fourth counts of distribution of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and one count of POCS with intent (methamphetamine). The crimes alleg-
JUVENILE A 13-year-old Oroville girl pleaded guilty March 4 to third-degree theft. The girl was sentenced to 10 days in detention with credit for 10 days served, and fined $10 for the Aug. 16, 2014 crime. A 17-year-old Omak boy pleaded guilty March 4 to minor in a public place exhibiting the effects of liquor. The boy was sentenced to two days in detention and fined $75 for the Dec. 8, 2014 crime. CIVIL The state Department of Labor and Industries assessed the following businesses for unpaid workers’ compensation taxes, penalties and fees: McMillan Orchard Inc., Tonasket, $6,807.93; Billy’s Gardens, Tonasket, $1,956.10; Built Right Carpentry LLC, Oroville, $743.33. The state Department of Labor and Industries assessed the following business for unpaid taxes, penalties and fees: Tonasket Auto Sales and Service, Tonasket, $1,849.15. DISTRICT COURT April Renea Mathis, 31, Oroville, had a fourth-degree assault charge dismissed. Raven Zyree McCoy, 22, Okanogan, guilty of third-degree DWLS. McCoy received a 90-day suspended sentence and fined $818. Kayla Camile Moses, 24, Omak, guilty on two counts of thirddegree DWLS. Moses received a 90-day suspended sentence and fine $568. Stephen Dale Moses, 54, Omak, had a second-degree criminal trespassing charge dismissed. Tabbatha Leanette Norton, 28, Okanogan, had a seconddegree criminal trespassing charge dismissed. Donovan Rae Nysti, 21, Okanogan, guilty of obstruction and resisting arrest. Nysti was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 334 days suspended, and fined a total of $958. Angela Maria Olivares, 30, Tonasket, guilty of reckless driving. Olivares was sentenced to 180 days in jail with 179 days suspended, and fined $1,183. Jesus Ramirez Palomares, 52, Tonasket, had a third-degree DWLS charge dismissed. Franklin J. Raschka, 35, Oroville, had a third-degree DWLS charge dismissed. Marcos Florention Rosas, 30, Omak, guilty on three counts of third-degree theft and one count of obstruction. Rosas was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 349 days suspended, and fined a total of $2,674.
911 CALLS & JAIL BOOKINGS MONDAY, MARCH 9, 2015 Trespassing on Pine St. in Okanogan. Threats on Greenacres Rd. near Riverside. Warrant arrest on River Loop Rd. near Tonasket. Warrant arrest on Mock Rd. near Okanogan. Vehicle prowl on Omak-Riverside Eastside Rd. near Omak. Violation of a no-contact order on Cartwright Dr. near Tonasket. One-vehicle crash on Hwy. 20
near Tonasket. No injuries reported. Theft on S. Second Ave. in Okanogan. Harassment on S. Fifth Ave. in Okanogan. DUI on Sawtell Rd. near Oroville. Loitering on Pine St. in Okanogan. Trespassing on Engh Rd. in Omak. Domestic dispute on Okoma Dr. in Omak. Theft on Engh Rd. in Omak. Warrant arrest on N. Douglas St. in Omak. Automobile theft on Engh Rd. near Omak. Threats on N. Ash St. in Omak. Domestic dispute on S. Main St. in Omak. Theft on Sawtell Rd. near Oroville. Darcy Kim Edwards, 42, booked on a DOC secretary’s warrant. Eric John Lintner, 39, booked on a State Patrol FTA warrant for first-degree negligent driving. Jesus Denis Sandoval, 19, booked on two Oroville Police Department FTA warrants: MIP/C and possession of marijuana; and two Tonasket Police Department FTA warrants: hit-and-run (unattended property) and third-degree DWLS. Christopher Michael Cornett, 19, booked on two Omak Police Department FTA warrants, both for fourth-degree assault. Samuel Webster Olson, 25, booked on four OCSO FTA warrants: first-degree burglary, theft of a firearm (13 counts), third-degree theft and third-degree malicious mischief; King County warrants for residential burglary (DV) and second-degree theft; a Snohomish County FTA warrant for DUI; and a Clatsop County, Ore., warrant for first-degree burglary. Victorio Joseph Elwell, 39, DOC detainer. Jessica Lynn Palmer, 35, booked on a State Patrol FTA warrant for third-degree DWLS.
TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2015 Automobile theft on Hwy. 7 near Tonasket. Assault on S. Antwine Ave. in Tonasket. Disorderly conduct on S. Juniper St. in Omak. Fraud on Henry Rd. near Tonasket. Threats on Landen Lane near Oroville. Theft on Hwy. 97 near Okanogan. Harassment on Six Gun Way near Oroville. Custodial interference on Bull Run Rd. near Tonasket. Theft on S. Fifth Ave. in Okanogan. Theft on Engh Rd. in Omak. Domestic dispute on Hwy. 97 near Oroville. Warrant arrest on Hwy. 155 near Omak. Disorderly conduct on S. Juniper St. in Omak. Domestic dispute on W. Bartlett
Ave. in Omak. Harassment on S. Main St. in Omak. Assault on N. Main St. in Omak. Trespassing on N. Juniper St. in Omak. Public intoxication on the Central Ave. Bridge in Omak. Harassment on Main St. in Oroville. Remigio Flores Rivera, 51, booked for DUI and thirddegree DWLS. Cory J. Adolph, 37, court commitment for third-degree DWLS. Lalainia Deeanna Veduzco, 43, court commitment for thirddegree assault.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2015 Domestic dispute on S. Third Ave. in Okanogan. Found property on Country Vue Rd. near Omak. Purse recovered. Fraud on N. Second Ave. in Okanogan. Theft on Aeneas Valley Rd. near Tonasket. Mail reported missing. Theft on Duck Lake Rd. near Omak. TV and jewelry reported missing. Threats on Pine Creek Rd. near Tonasket. Violation of a no-contact order on Koala Dr. in Omak. Public intoxication on the Central Ave. Bridge in Omak. Two reports of theft on Engh Rd. in Omak. Domestic dispute on Pine St. in Omak. Warrant arrest on Pine St. in Omak. DWLS on N. Main St. in Omak. Domestic dispute on Ironwood St. in Oroville. Illegal burning on Dogwood St. in Oroville. Malicious mischief on S. Western Ave. in Tonasket. Theft on E. Hwy 20 near Tonasket. Dustin Thomas Hayes, 26, DOC detainer. Brandon Matthew Herz, 28, booked for violation of a nocontact order. Rachelle Marie Stanley, 42, DOC detainer. Carolyn L. Lozano, 36, DOC detainer. THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2015 Trespassing on Pine St. in Okanogan. Domestic dispute on Hwy. 97 near Tonasket. Assault on Engh Rd. near Omak. Theft on Mill St. in Okanogan. Malicious mischief on Hwy. 7 near Tonasket. Burglary on Omak Ave. in Omak. Harassment on Engh Rd. near Omak. Assault on Riverside Dr. in Omak. Theft on Omache Dr. in Omak. Trespassing on Wildwood Dr. in Omak. Malicious mischief on Hwy. 7 near Tonasket. Jessica Marie Bagby, 32, booked on two counts of delivery of a controlled substance (heroin). Bailey Elizabeth Elsberg, 19, booked for violation of a nocontact order and an Omak Police Department FTA war-
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SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 2015 Harassment on Hwy. 7 near Oroville. Hazardous materials on Hanford St. in Omak. Fuel reported on
SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 2015 Domestic dispute on Pine Creek Rd. near Tonasket. Threats on Cherokee Rd. near Omak. Fraud on Hwy. 7 near Tonasket. Threats on Engh Rd. near Omak. Warrant arrest on E. Eighth Ave. in Omak. Warrant arrest on E. Seventh Ave. in Omak. Trespassing on Engh Rd. in Omak. Burglary on Engh Rd. in Omak. Drugs on Omache Dr. in Omak. Threats on S. Tonasket Ave. in Tonasket. Smith Alexander Condon, 49, booked for third-degree DWLS and an Omak Police Department FTA warrant for third-degree DWLS. Joshua Michael Chapa, 21, DOC detainer. Jodi Lee Meyer, 43, booked for DUI. Janalda Lynn Warbus, 24, booked on a State Patrol FTA warrant for third-degree DWLS. Christopher Alan Wayland, 26, booked for fourth-degree assault (DV). Josephine Michelle Valdez, 22, booked on an OCSO FTA warrant for third-degree DWLS. Kammie Elizabeth Stanger, 34, booked for second-degree burglary. KEY:
DUI – Driving Under the Influence DWLS/R – Driving While License Suspended/Revoked POSC – Possession of a Controlled Substance MIP/C – Minor in Possession/ Consumption TMVWOP – Taking a Motor Vehicle without Owner’s Permission DV– Domestic Violence FTA/C – Failure to Appear/ Comply (on a warrant) FTPF – Failure to Pay Fine OCSO – Okanogan County Sheriff ’s Officer RP– Reporting Party DOC – State Department of Corrections USBP– U.S. Border Patrol CBP– U.S. Customs and Border Protection. ICE– Immigration and Customs Enforcement
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FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2015 Burglary on Bolster Rd. near Oroville. Assault on S. Main St. in Omak. Assault on S. Fifth Ave. in Okanogan. Theft on N. Juniper St. in Omak. Computer reported missing. Public intoxication on S. Ash St. in Omak. Trespassing on N. Kenwood St. in Omak. Theft on Dayton St. in Omak. Two-vehicle crash on S. Western Ave. in Tonasket. No injuries reported. Assault on S. Western Ave. in Tonasket. Emily Ann Wisdom, 23, booked on a Superior Court FTA warrant for POCS. Tammy Jean Davison, 52, booked for third-degree malicious mischief (DV). Juan Aparicio Martinez, 22, court commitments for second-degree theft and seconddegree criminal trespassing.
roadway. Theft on Sand Dust Rd. near Omak. Domestic dispute on Nolan St. in Okanogan. Domestic dispute on S. Second Ave. in Okanogan. DUI on Conconully Rd. near Okanogan. Warrant arrest on Jackson St. in Omak. Public intoxication on Riverside Dr. in Omak. Aaron Cresslie Jacobs, 24, booked on an Omak Police Department FTA warrant for fourth-degree assault and a DFW FTA warrant for thirddegree DWLS. Jorge Benjamin Garcia Pineda, 27, booked for DUI.
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rant for fourth-degree assault. Christopher W. Nicholson, 28, booked on three counts of delivery of a controlled substance (heroin). Elizabeth Patricia Bauman, 26, booked for POCS (heroin) and a State Patrol FTA warrant for third-degree DWLS. Martin Antonio Aguilar, 27, booked on two counts of delivery of a controlled substance (heroin). Dee Dee Louise Tompkins, 28, booked on two counts of delivery of a controlled substance (heroin). Gustavo Camacho Salazar, 44, court commitment for fourthdegree assault (DV). James Edward Wheeler, 47, DOC detainer. Thomas Martin Roberts, 47, booked for harassment (threats to kill) and two FTA warrants, both for seconddegree assault (DV). Rigo Ochoa Herrera, 49, booked on an FTC warrant for forgery. Aaron Michael Bauman, 28, booked on three counts each of unlawful possession of a firearm and POCS. Joseph Alexander Felix, 19, booked for POCS (heroin). Henry Floyd Robinson, 43, booked for fourth-degree assault (DV). Larry Dale Wilson, 62, court commitment for first-degree criminal trespassing. Benjamin Allen Paul Zimmer, 25, booked for two counts of POCS (one each for heroin and methamphetamine). Clifton Robert Scroggins, 41, booked on three counts of delivery of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and five bond revocations: delivery on a controlled substance (methamphetamine), first-degree DWLS, controlled substance violation, resisting arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia.
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OCTOBER 22, 2015 | OKANOGAN VALLEY GAZETTE-TRIBUNE
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Parks and Recreation District an idea whose time has come
By now most everyone should have their ballots as they were mailed out last Friday. This General Election Tonasket area voters are being asked to approve a Parks and Recreation District – mostly for the construction of a new swimming pool and its maintenance, but also as a way to help fund area parks. The best thing about this kind of issue is that it takes in more than just the citizens of Tonasket, but includes an area surrounding the town. Why? Because the pool, like most town’s parks, just like those in Oroville, they are used by more than just the people who live inside town. While the old pool, sitting condemned, was used by many people in the 98855 zip code, it has been predominately paid for by those living inside the city limits. A Parks and Recreation District will spread the burden of building and maintaining the pool and over a larger number of people. Out of A five member Parks & Rec board made My Mind up of people from inside and outside town Gary A. DeVon will represent everyone living inside the district. Those board members might also decide to fund, improve or build recreation facilities elsewhere in the district, they wouldn’t have to be just inside the city limits. Taxation with representation, something our founding fathers fought for. The county commissioners made a good decision when they decided to allow the Parks and Recreation measure on the November General Election Ballot. When I started working at the newspaper 28 years ago one of the first things I was sent to cover was the efforts to build a new pool. At the time they were spearheaded by Joyce Fancher, a candidate for the school board. While there was a strong support for the pool, those who were trying to get the funding just couldn’t quite get the votes. Hopefully, now that Tonasket has been pool-less for a few years, the people will step up and vote yes for the Parks and Rec District. A pool is an expensive thing and without a larger pool of money (pun intended) Tonasket and most small cities can no longer afford them. Yes, you might be able to raise a million dollars to build one, it’s that yearly maintenance that drag most municipal pools down. Tonasket has first hand experience with that. Another good thing is like parks, pools draw in people who will stay to swim, but also may stay to shop while in town, benefiting everyone who owns a business there or is employed at one. While most candidates in Tonasket are running unopposed, Oroville has a few offices with more than one candidate seeking the position. I won’t tell you this week how to vote, but those that attended the candidate’s forum got some sense of where the candidates stood on certain issues. While it was a pretty good crowd for Oroville, especially for a Chamber of Commerce meeting, I wish that more people, and, more candidates, would have attended. Kudos to Robert Fuchs, Mac McElheran, Chris Allen, Ryan Frazier and Rocky DeVon for making the effort. It can’t be easy to get up in front of a bunch of people and try and convince them to cast their vote in your favor. The evening got a bit heated during some of the questioning, but any good elected official, whether sitting on the city council or school board, needs to be able to handle pressure at times. If you can’t then you need to reevaluate your goals and find a different way to serve your community.
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Support Tonasket Parks and Recreation District
Dear Editor, I am writing on behalf of the Tonasket Chamber of Commerce in support of the Tonasket Parks and Recreation District on the ballot in the upcoming election. The city has an excellent opportunity to have a pool built from funds donated thru the Tonasket Pool committee but the city would not be able to afford the maintenance costs of a pool. We believe that it is an asset for a city to have a municipal swimming pool. It provides a draw to people visiting. It is an extra something to do while in the area. It can promote sales of pool gear, sun protection, and food. It can provide jobs for those operating the pool, including good training and experience for some of our local teens entering the work force. For local families, outside of the city limits, coming into town to do shopping and business, having a place for the children to play is helpful. So is having the option to reward the tiny ones with a trip to the pool after mom has been in town doing errands. It’s a win/win for businesses and families. I answer many calls that come into the chamber with people looking at our area and thinking of moving here. Many of these people actually ask if the town has a pool. These may be doctors or teachers that have families or older people looking to retire here. Not everyone likes to swim in or feels safe swimming in the river or many lakes around here so they ask about a pool. I am looking forward to being able to tell them that “Yes, we have a pool!” I personally had the positive experience of noticing the pool when my husband and I were first thinking of moving here. I thought it really was a good sign for a small town to have such a good investment for their kids. My husband will tell you that my reaction was a bit more animated than that previous statement! The pool that the committee is striving to build will be regulation approved for competition swimming. Swim meets could be an exciting event brought back to our community. Families traveling from other areas coming here to watch their kids compete will
patronize businesses while they are here. Our swim team can proudly go to meets in other cities to represent Tonasket. Please vote YES on the ballot for a Tonasket Parks and Recreation District. Your small investment of 15 cents per one thousand dollars of property value, invested in your community for the pools and other parks upkeep will help Tonasket remain inviting and prosperous. Julie Alley, President Tonasket Chamber of Commerce
Why Tonasket needs a swimming pool
Dear Editor, I hope you will support a Parks & Recreation District in Tonasket to help operate and maintain a new pool. A plan to create a Parks & Rec. District has been proposed. We need to have this passed on the November ballot. Tonasket must have a pool. My first reason why Tonasket needs a pool is that the closest pool to Tonasket is the pool in Omak. It takes at least 30 minutes to drive from Tonasket to the Omak pool. Gas is not healthy for the environment. Driving to Omak takes up a lot of gas. Some people cannot afford the expense to drive to Omak for swimming or swimming lessons. Nearly 70 percent of the Tonasket Elementary students have to have free or reduced lunch so they probably can’t afford to drive to Omak to swim. If Tonasket got a pool, some kids who live in town can ride their bikes or walk to the pool. This helps the environment and helps save money. Also, it’s not a 30 minute drive but a short walk or bike ride. The most important reason why Tonasket needs a pool is because swimming lessons are vital and a lot of kids in my 5th grade class didn’t know how to swim. Knowing how to swim is vital so that you can save yourself or someone else. About ten kids out of 25 students in my homeroom don’t know how to swim. Some of them only know the basic ‘’Doggie Paddle.’’ For instance, if someone was in a boat on a lake and it tips over, doggie paddling will probably not get them back to the shore. We have had some people drown in the lakes around Tonasket because they didn’t know how to swim – even adults. My third reason why Tonasket needs a pool
is because swimming is fun and a good exercise at the same time. Pools are fun because you can play with toys, floaties and water guns. You can even relax on a nice inner tube. Swimming all alone is lots of fun too. Swimming exercises your arms, legs, and helps your breathing. If we had a pool, we could have a Tonasket swim team. Please give support for the maintenance and operation of the new pool. We need to vote yes to form a Parks & Recreation District. Stella Crutcher, Sixth Grade Tonasket
Why A Parks & Rec District for Tonasket
Dear Editor, I began swimming at the Tonasket pool when it was first opened and always considered it to be my pool. However, I’ve not lived within Tonasket City limits, never paid city taxes and thus never supported the operation and maintenance of “my” pool with anything more than a family season pass. This I suspect is true for the majority of Tonasket Pool swimmers over the past 60 years. The burden of support has fallen on those who live within Tonasket’s City limits. The Tonasket City Council, when approving our new pool proposal advised us that if the new pool could not support itself, the city was no longer able to provide $45,000 annually for its operation and maintenance. If we are to have a new pool it will be up to the Greater Tonasket Community to provide these funds. A Parks and Recreation District emerged as the best option to provide this support spreading the cost of maintenance and operation to the wider community. On Nov 3, Tonasket area voters will be asked to create a Parks and Recreation District to provide for the operation and maintenance of both a new pool and some support for city parks. It takes both your yes vote and donated funds ($623,000 thus far) to build this Pool in Tonasket. Please do your part, say yes to the new Tonasket Parks and Recreation District. Help build a pool for our community. Norm Weddle, President, TSPA Tonasket
Not again We’re all sick of the gun control question. Many folks favor some version of ‘universal gun ban!’, others declare their version of ‘you’ll take my guns only from my cold dead hands’. I doubt you care to read another dreary rehash of these fervent positions so let’s look at gun control in a unique way. Never mind the right or wrong of gun control for now, let’s stick to the associated pragmatism; is true gun control even possible in America? ‘Of course it is’, say some, ‘just ban guns!’ Let’s momentarily set aside the nagging historical reality that at some time in American history we passed laws to ban addicBill Slusher tive drugs and marijuana, alcohol, prostitution, gambling, and illegal immigration. (None of these are expressly protected by a US constitutional amendment yet ... how’d that work out for America?) And what about that pesky Second Amendment (2A)? ‘To hell with the Second Amendment! We’ll repeal it!’ Well ... probably not. There are only two ways to repeal a constitutional amendment. One is by vote of two-thirds of the US House and Senate ... plus ... ratification by threefourths (that’s ... thirty-eight) of the state legislatures, or, by Constitutional Convention called for the purpose by two-thirds of state legislatures ... if ... said repeal were later ratified by three-fourths of the state legislatures. ‘No problem’, say thee, ‘with the terrible rise in gun violence in America and all the mass shootings, including kids, the people will sweep gun control into action! Slam dunk!’ Yet ... gun violence and gun crime have gone ... down ... in America. “Baloney!” you cry. ‘That’s propaganda from the nefarious
NRA who love to see children killed to boost gun sales!’ No, actually it’s from the very liberal, anti-gun-rights, factcheck.com. And consider: “Despite lower crime rates, support for gun rights increases. In December 2014, the balance of opinion flipped. For the first time [are you listening?]... more ... Americans (52 percent) say protecting gun rights is more important than controlling gun ownership (46 percent).” ‘Nonsense!’ you wail, ‘that’s just gun-freak BS!’ Well, no, the liberal, no-friend-of-guns, Pew Research Center is that source. ‘Outdated!’ you snarl. ‘All these kid killings have blown that away in recent years!’ But yet again, wrong. The reduced gun violence figure comes from the FBI in 2014, and Pew data is dated April 17th, 2015. Look it up. Now... how ripe do suppose the workable ... actually existing ... gun rights climate in America is for a repeal of 2A? This brings us to chipping away at 2A rights through a thousand backdoor paper cuts: overpriced and restrictive permits, registration, background checks, weapon type bans, ammunition type bans, driving up the cost of ammunition and, as with uber libbie Seattle lately, constitutionally dubious, abusive taxation. Anti-2A bigots are trying all these and more. They are, after all, about political omnicontrol rather than sleeve-worn compassion for victims, or they’d actually ... protect ... those victims with armed security like the Newtown school system promptly did, albeit twenty kids late. For illusion’s sake, let’s say anti-2A bigotry succeeds and guns are outlawed. It wouldn’t be the first bigotry to become legally codified for some bogus disguised reason. Then what? Estimations of guns in private ownership in America range around a quarter to a third of a ... billion (with a ‘B’). For discussion, let’s say three-hundred-million privately owned guns. Guns vary in weight but let’s average four
pounds and say one-point-two billion pounds of privately owned guns spread - many hidden - all over America. Have you ... ever ... seen government successfully do ... anything ... remotely on the scale of a confiscation like that? Even then, do you believe on this planet that criminals would not mega-launch black market gun sales to fill the new massive human demand for security? If you think background checks, gun registration and gun traceability are weak now, imagine when guns can only be bought from criminals. Lastly, in case you’ve been living on Palioogamanga Island for ten years, guns - yes, working guns - can now be computercopied on 3D printers. They’re rudimentary right now, but how long is that likely to last? So. Might we not save more innocent lives you know, our purported goal? - with a more realistic approach to gun rights? I’m proudly NRA all the way, but I favor background checks and basic use and safety training for concealed carry ... as long as ... titanium precautions are written into statute to prevent anti-2A bigots from abusing such mandated measures to violate 2A rights, and that’s tricky because anti-2A bigots are tricky (witness tax-fetishist Seattle). I also favor serious penalties for gun owners who fail to secure their weapons from theft and other unauthorized possession. Most importantly, the time for political correctness fantasy is (no pun) dead forever in America. If we want to actually reduce mass shooting victims we must... train... and arm our local military and select campus personnel. 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.
OKANOGAN VALLEY GAZETTE-TRIBUNE | OCTOBER 22, 2015
OKANOGAN VALLEY LIFE Time to start thinking about Halloween One more week and Halloween will be upon us, have you purchased your “Trick or Treat” candies... and have you already eaten them? Well, then you’d better make another stop at the market and replenish. And it isn’t too early to make the plans for Thanksgiving. You know, “your house or mine?” I’ve had a goodly number of large family dinners, and enjoyed doing them. But at my age it is good to have a granddaughter say, “I think it is my turn to have dinner at our house this year” and I promise we’ll try and not upset a gooey cream pie, upside down, on the kitchen floor, as we did the last time we were there. But those are the memorable moments! On Nov. 10 the annual meeting of the Okanogan Borderland Historical Society Museum will be held. This is the membership meeting and election of offi-
Heard property tax exemption information SUBMITTED BY JAMES GUTSCHMIDT PRESIDENT, OROVILLE SENIOR CITIZENS
A very gracious Peggy Davis, from the Department of Revenue, just sent me a nine page history of the property tax relief program for retired homeowners. The original tax relief was passed by a Constitutional Amendment in 1965, which I find to be very compelling. (A Constitutional Amendment requires two-thirds vote of both houses of the legislature, and a vote of the public.) The language appeared on the ballot as: “Shall Article VII of the state constitution be amended to authorize the legislature to grant relief from property taxes on real property owned and occupied as a residence by retired persons, subject to such restrictions and conditions as the legislature may
Harvest Dinner this Saturday SUBMITTED BY GAI WISDOM OROVILLE EAGLES #3865
The Harvest Dinner is on for this Saturday, Oct. 24th. Hot beef sandwiches, potatoes and gravy, and Wisdom Beans are on the menu. We are asked to bring the salads, sides, and deserts. DJ Nate will be there to play the music you want to hear. So whip up your favorite fall dish and bring it and family and friends for a night of food, fun, and good company with your brothers and sisters at the Oroville Eagles. Dinner at 6 p.m. and music at 8 p.m. DJ Nate and Renegade Productions will be here this Friday, Oct. 23! It’s Karaoke at it’s finest. The party is on begin-
Samaritan Riders raise over $2200 SUBMITTED BY SUSIE WISENER TONASKET EAGLES #3002
Hope everyone is being safe while hunting for deer and staying warm in the mornings. A big thank you to the Samaritan Riders for the Benefit that was put on. Over all there was over $2,200 raised for the children of the Okanogan Complex fires. Also thanks to all that brought desserts for the auction. This last Sunday was the first breakfast, it was a good turn out. Don’t feel like cooking breakfast well come to the Eagles from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. we will fix you one of the best breakfast’s you’ve ever had. Lots of items to choose from and the price is right. District Meeting is this Sunday, Oct. 25th in Okanogan at 1 p.m. You really should go to at least one meeting to see how your District is doing.
and for Lloyd, this time, meant several Methodist Church. Time: 12:00 noon to days in the hospital, in Spokane. Lloyd is 5 p.m. a “bleeder” and a lot of precaution must November 7th is the date of the United be used for anything surgical Methodist Church spaghetti that has to be done. He is now dinner and annual bazaar. Just home, being careful not to do in time for early Christmas anything to make the bleeding buying, and dinner is always process start up again. good. See ya’ there! The 12th of October was I had complained that “I the first week of the first series never get to see the many of pinochle at Molson Grange. sheep that come down from It was well attended and fun the hills” and guess what, a and good snacks were the setbunch of them were gathered ting. near the highway by Wolley’s A meeting of the candidates truck pit with their white, running for city council posi- THIS & THAT heart shaped “hinies” pertions and for the school board Joyce Emry fectly lined up and of course was held in the cozy meeting the camera was elsewhere. room at “Vicki’s Back Door.” Anyway, I got the picture in I come away with a muddled feeling in my head. my head (maybe that’s just my normal Like most folks, I do get tired of most being) but I want to believe all are being of the TV commercials, but the one that I truthful and that of course, can’t be the never tire of, is the Shriner’s Hospital for case. It is just too bad that the situations Children, with Alec. He should be voted got so far out of hand, before corrections “cutey” of the year, in my opinion. were attempted to be made. Helen Millard, (mother of Joyce Wednesday, Nov. 4th is the next Boyer) is now a resident at Extended Red Cross blood drive, at the United Care in Tonasket.
cers for 2016, with discussion of next years theme, which will be the 100th Anniversary of the Irrigation District project. There will be refreshments and perhaps you can add some ideas to the project. This is an early announcement and there will be follow up articles, on Oct. 29th and Nov. 5th. The time is 4 p.m. at the Depot Museum. Tonasket lost one of their community-minded fellows with the death of Leonard Hedlund. He will be greatly missed, as he and his wife Donna had been active in community affairs for a lengthy time. Condolences go out to his family and the community. For the average person going to the dentist is just something we like to put off, but for Lloyd Curtis, it is a major happening, to be avoided, if possible, but there comes a time when it is necessary,
OROVILLE SENIOR NEWS establish, including but not limited to level of income and length of residence?” The combined qualifying income was set at $3,000 in 1967. At the time, as I remember, it was considered that those who have reached 65, 62 if female, have paid their fair share of property taxes. It was also determined that there should be no impediment to ones remaining in ones home during retirement years. Now, if one were to use the price of gold as a standard of value, as I am wont to do, then the $3,000 exemption amount from 1967, if adjusted for inflation, should be in excess of $100,000, today, not $40,000 as the present legislature decided. The State legislature promised to adjust these amounts, from time to time, for inflation. It looks
EAGLEDOM AT WORK ning at 9 p.m. and will rock on until closing time. Get your friends together and come in and join us. The Auxiliary Ladies have the raffle basket on display and will be happy to sell you tickets for it. It’s a Halloween theme, of course, and it’s packed with goodies. The drawing will be Friday, Oct. 30, at Steak Nite. All monies will go toward the ladies charities. Halloween is almost here and it will be spooky at the Eagles! D. J. Karl will be with us, the costume contest, and other fun things will be happen. Be there or.... The pool league is starting up again and Burgers and More will
TONASKET EAGLES Joker Poker is every Saturday at 6:45 p.m., the pot is still growing. You could win half of $1,759. (must be present to win). Pool league season will be starting very soon, free pool on Tuesday all day. Come in and practice. If you haven’t paid your dues, you only have a few weeks left to do so before you will be dropped. The annual Halloween costume
like they missed the mark! But, Seniors can still enjoy a delicious 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. As an aside, (you know, where your back pocket billfold resides,) the tax assessors value for our Senior Center building was $1,500 in 1977. Thank Raleigh Chinn for digging up this interesting fact. Today the Senior Center valuation is $263,400. That’s an increase by a factor of 176 times. Inflation devalues the dollar. It affects us all. Isn’t history fun? You kings and queens should know. The menu for next week is: Tuesday, potato bar and vegetable beef soup; Thursday, sweet and sour meatballs; Friday, Yankee pot roast. For Seniors age 60 and over, the suggested donation is $3.50, or as one can afford. The price for those under 60 is $8. Pinochle Report: Door Prize, Bev Holden; Pinochle, Ted Paris; High Woman, Boots Emry; High Man, Ken Ripley. be too. Wednesdays at 6 p.m. starting Nov. 4. Your Eagles need volunteers especially in the kitchen! I can’t find anything in our by-laws to prevent the Aerie members from volunteering their time and talents to the Auxiliary projects. Come on people. Get out there and help! Wow, lots going on at the Oroville Eagles. Come join us! 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. 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:am. We have free pool every Sunday. We are People Helping People! party will be on Halloween this year. Prizes for best costume first, second and third place drawing will be around 10 p.m. Karaoke with Linda Wood starting at 8 p.m. Pinochle scores from last Sunday are as follows: first place Dave Russell, second place Neil Fifer, low score went to Gib McDougal and last pinochle was Dave Russell and Neil Fifer. We wish all those that may be ill a speedy recovery to good health. God bless all. The Biggest Little Eagles in the State.
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The Tonasket Garden Club met Monday, Oct. 12 at the Hillside Apartments in Tonasket with Betty Holmes as hostess. Our lifetime member, Audrey Holmes, formerly our news reporter, has
Enjoying the fall colors in the highlands SUBMITTED BY MARIANNE KNIGHT HIGHLANDS CORRESPONENT
Here we are in the middle part of October. Ranchers and farmers have been moving cows and other livestock around for the rest of the fall and the winter. Hay has been cut, bailed and put away for later. This time of year on our Hilltop is very beautiful with all the the fall colors. It is amazing how fast the colors change and how fast the leaves fall and travel along with the wind. This coming weekend Saturday, Oct. 24 is going to be a busy day. There will be a celebration of the life of Bob Jewett, who passed on August 28 2015. This event will be held at the Rodeo Club Building at 2 p.m. in Chesaw, and will be a potuck. The second event on the 24th will be the Harvest Supper at the Molson Grange Hall starting at 6:30 p.m. The Grange will supply pulled pork sandwiches, ham and scalloped potatoes for this potluck. You can bring a side dish, salad or dessert. The Molson/
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and much more. Family, food, fun. Saturday in the Chesaw Memorial Building on Oct. 31 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. There will be soup and bread for all. Let’s give our kids a Halloween alternative, like some fun games, fun food and fun crafts and a Special Christian Story. Did we mention Candy? Fun non-scary costumes are a must. For more information give Beth a call at 509-485-2397. Well, here goes. Tony, are you reading the paper today? Here are the Pinochle scores from Oct. 15. The highs went to Al Obrien and Mary Lou Barnett. The lows went to Ken Ripley and Danny Eng. The Traveling went to Jan Harper. There were 34 in attendance, not bad for the first night. Friday, Nov. 6 will be the next BINGO night at the Molson Grange Hall.
BIRTHS Briar Canyon Knauss was born to Sarah Jefferson and Jon Raymond of Tonasket, Wash. at 6:49 a.m. on Friday, October 16, 2015 at North Valley Hospital in Tonasket. He weighed seven pounds, 12 ounces at birth and was 20.5 inches long. He joins sister Meadow Joy Knauss. 312 S. Whitcomb
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Chesaw Fire Department will be the guests for the evening. Open your hearts and wallets - they will be taking donations for our Fire Department. The Chesaw Annual Christmas Bazaar will be held on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Chesaw Community Building. We still have tables available for $10. Start your Christmas Shopping early. Call Beth at 509485-2397 or Marianne at 509485-2103. The Country Kitchen will be open and fixing chili “your” way, in a bowl, in a bun, with or without onions or cheese. Join us for a fun day. We will have homemade items, jewelry
Fund raising ideas for next year’s Founders Day were also discussed, with suggestions for a concrete bird bath or various craft ideas. The next meeting will be at Hillside Apartments at 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 9 with Pam Maier Burton as hostess. A book of meeting places and hostesses for two years, with members addresses, phones, officers and the club constitution were assembled following the meeting.
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Word has been received of the most unexpected death of Barbara (Buckmiller) Porteous, resident of Osoyoos, B.C. Services will be in Osoyoos, but I don’t have official time etc. Barbara is a sister of David Buckmiller and her sister Ruth and Carol were here for the service. Word has also been received of the death of Maurice Mahugh, Colville, Wash. Maurice and Helen were long time residents of Oroville, later moving where Maurice was employed at the Northport Border crossing station, near Colville. Services were Thursday Oct. 22 at 11 a.m. in Colville. Masonic services were held at the funeral home and closing military graveside services. Both the above persons were long time Oroville people, graduating from Oroville High School, remembered by many and sincere condolences go to all. Guess What? Oroville High School, after 12 years has the Victory Bell back in their possession, after being winner of the recent football game, with Tonasket. Great news for the team and their coach Tam Hutchinson. ‘Til Next Week.
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COMMUNITY CALENDAR Veteran’s Day Assembly
BROWN BAG BOOK CLUB The Oroville Public Library Brown Bag Book Club is reading, “The Mockingbird Next Door” by Marja Mills and discussing this book and “To Kill a Mockingbird” on Thursday, Oct. 22, at 1 p.m. at the library. Come join them as they compare and contrast these two books. This is in conjunction with NCRL Columbia River Reads; where the patrons from the entire North Central Regional Library read and discuss the same book. NCRL is sponsoring an evening with Marja Mills at the Wenatchee Public Library, Thursday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. This free presentation is followed by a book signing. The Oroville Public Library Brown Bag Book Club is open to new members. Call the library at 509-476-2662, or Erin Johnson, 509-560-0017, for more info. Tonasket Farmers’ Market TONASKET - Tonasket Farmers’ Market, which next meets on Thursday, Oct. 22, has changed its hours for the month of October. The market will begin and end one hour earlier — 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. every Thursday. There is plenty of healthy, fresh, local grown produce available.
Nuance to Perform at Winery OROVILLE - “Nuance,” made up of Sam Howell, Walt Gilbert, and Scott Tegarden, will perform Thursday, Oct. 22 at Esther Bricques Winery. Their jazz ensemble style is supported by bass clarinet and guitar. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Light refreshments are available. The winery is located at 42 Swanson Mill Rd., Oroville. For more information, please call the winery at 509-476-2861, check out the website - www.estherbricques.com, or check out the winery’s Facebook page.
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OROVILLE: The next Oroville Farmers’ Market will be Saturday, Oct. 24 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 Public Library. For more information call 509-429-3310. Democrats District Committee OMAK - The quarterly meeting of Washington State Democrats District Committee will meet on Saturday, Oct 24, at 11 a.m., at Koala Street Grill, 914 Koala Drive, Omak WA. Guest speaker will talk about the pending Southeast Trade Agreement being considered by Congress. No Host lunch will start at 12 p.m. There will be discussion and planning of the 2016 County Caucuses and 2016 County, State and National Conventions.
Oroville Library Storytime
OROVILLE - There is story-
time at the Oroville Library every
Wednesday at 10 a.m. for preschool age children. The next storytime will be Wednesday, Oct. 28. For more information contact julesbob1@ gmail.com.
Community Action Board OKANOGAN - The Okanogan County Community Action Council Board of Directors will hold their Regular Board Meeting Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 5:15 p.m. at Community Action, 424 S. 2nd Ave., Okanogan. OCCAC is a community building organization. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. If you have questions or need additional information please contact Lael Duncan at OCCAC, 509-422-4041.
Stroke Support Group OROVILLE - There will be a Stroke Support Group meeting on Thursday, Oct. 29 at 10:30 a.m. at the Oroville Free Methodist Church located at 1516 Fir Street. This is a support group for anyone who has had a stroke, no matter how long ago. Discussion from those who have recovered also very welcome! There will be refreshments.
Slippery Slope Halloween OROVILLE - “Slippery Slope,” made up of Chuck Oakes, Ron Champagne, Tom Barrett and Jim Attwood, will perform Thursday, Oct. 29 at Esther Bricques Winery. In anticipation of Halloween, Halloween attires is encouraged! Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments are available. The winery is located at 42 Swanson Mill Rd., Oroville. For more information, please call the winery at 509476-2861, check out the website – www.estherbricques.com, or checkout the winery’s Facebook page.
Tillers Folly Concert OSOYOOS - Tiller’s Folly will perform on Thursday, Oct. 29 at the Osoyoos Community Theatre, 5800 115 St. Advance tickets $23 at Imperial Office or Sundance Video, $25 at the door. Students $15. Concert starts at 7:30 p.m.
TONASKET - In honor of Veteran’s Day, the Tonasket High School ASB will be hosting a Veteran’s Day Assembly on the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 10 in the Tonasket High School Commons from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. The students would like to encourage all veterans to please bring items to be displayed on our Veterans’ memorabilia table. They would like to create an iMovie with all veterans photos. Please email your photo to Anita Asmussen – aasmussen@tonasket. wednet.edu, no later than Nov. 2 to be included in this year’s iMovie. Before the assembly, from 8:45 to 9:00 a.m., THS ASB and FCCLA will be providing a refreshment area for veterans and community members to sit, visit, and reflect. They will have decorated tables for the veterans to sit at, enjoy the refreshments, and watch the assembly. They encourage our community members to attend our assembly and celebrate America’s Veterans with us.
Benefit Roast for Don King OROVILLE – A benefit “Roast” and Auction for Don King, who was diagnosed with cancer this past March, is planned at the Oroville Eagles on Saturday, Nov. 14. The fundraiser, to help with medical expenses, includes a dinner cooked by the Oroville Fire Department. Doors open at 4 p.m., dinner starts at 4:30 p.m. and auction at 6 p.m. The Roast starts after the auction. King started chemo and radiation in the middle of May and completed treatment the end of June. Rules for the Roast are as follows: 1. Anyone donating $50 will have a 4-8 minute time limit to Roast Don. 2. No filters, anything goes. 3. Organizers are also setting up a Skype call in number for anyone who cannot make the Benefit Roast and would like to participate in giving him a bad time. All donations can be dropped off at Joey King’s. Questions can be directed to Martin Rosales, email Martin_Rosale@Hotmail.com or call 206-391-5551. Oroville Contact Annette Rounds 509-560-0351.
Community Christmas Bazaar OROVILLE - The Oroville Future Business Leaders of America Community Christmas Bazaar will be Friday, Nov. 20 and Saturday, Nov. 21 at the Oroville Elementary gym. Those that would like to reserve a booth ($20) should contact Susan Smith at 509-476-2427.
Tonasket Food Banks 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 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.
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CHURCH GUIDE Come join us! Tonasket Community Church UCC
Sun., Nov. 1st 2 to 4 p.m. with special program at 3 p.m.
Enjoy light refreshments Special memories and pictures from the past and present. A wonderful faith walk. Pictures and memories gladly accepted, but we would love to see you!
May the comfort of God love fill you with HOPE AND PEACE Tonasket Community Church 24 East 4th St., Tonasket, WA Information: 509-486-2066 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Faith Lutheran Church
11th & Ironwood, Oroville • 476-2426 Sunday Worship 9:00 a.m. “O taste and see that the Lord is good!” Pastor Dan Kunkel • Deacon Dave Wildermuth
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
1715 Main Street Oroville 11:00 a.m. English Mass every Sunday 1:00 p.m. Spanish Mass every Sunday Father Jose Maldonado • 476-2110
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Oroville Ward 33420 Highway 97 509-476-2740 Sunday, 10:00 a.m. Visitors are warmly welcomed
Oroville United Methodist
908 Fir, Oroville • 476-2681 Worship on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Leon L. Alden, Pastor
Valley Christian Fellowship
Pastor Randy McAllister 142 East Oroville Rd. • 476-2028 • Sunday School (Adult & Teens) 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship 11 a.m.• Sun. Evening Worship 6 p.m. Sunday School & Children’s Church K-6 9:45 to 1:00 p.m. Open to Community! Located at Kid City 142 East Oroville • Wednesday Evening Worship 7 p.m.
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CHESAW Chesaw Community Bible Church
Nondenominational • Everyone Welcome Every Sunday 10:30 a.m. to Noon Pastor Duane Scheidemantle • 485-3826
MOLSON Community Christian Fellowship
Molson Grange, Molson Sunday 10 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. Wednesday 6:30pm, Bible Study “For by grace are ye saved through faith...” Eph. 2:8-9 “...lovest thou me...Feed my lambs...John 21:1-17
RIVERSIDE Riverside Lighthouse - Assembly of God
102 Tower Street Sunday Bible Study 10:00am Sunday Worship 11:00am & 6:30pm Wednesday- family Night 6:30pm Pastor Vern & Anita Weaver Ph. 509-826-4082
10 6th East and Whitcomb • 509-429-2948 602 Central Ave., Oroville Pastor Stephen Williams • www.tonasketbiblechurch.org Sunday School & Services 10:00 a.m. Sun. Worship Service 9:30 am Holy Eucharist: 1st, 3rd, & 5th • Morning Prayer: 2nd & 4th Sun. Christian Education Hour 11 am • Sun. Eve. Service 6 pm Healing Service: 1st Sunday “SANCTIFY THEM IN TRUTH; YOUR The Reverend Marilyn Wilder 476-3629 WORD IS TRUTH.” JOHN 17:17 Warden • 476-2022
Holy Rosary Catholic Church
Church of Christ
Ironwood & 12th, Oroville • 476-3926 Sunday School 10 a.m. • Sunday Worship 11 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study: 7 p.m.
10th & Main, Oroville - 509-476-2552 Bible Study: Sat. 9:30 a.m. • Worship: Sat. 11 a.m. Pastor Tony Rivera • 509-557-6146
Oroville Free Methodist
1516 Fir Street • 509-476.2311 Sunday School 9:15 am Worship Service 10:15am ofﬁce@orovillefmc.org Pastor Rod Brown
NEW Hope Bible Fellowship
Service Time: Sun., 10:30 a.m. Wed., 6:30 p.m. Estudio de la Biblia en español Martes 6:30 p.m. 923 Main St. • email@example.com Mark Fast, Pastor www.BrotherOfTheSon.com
Tonasket Senior Center
Main Street in Loomis 9:45 a.m. Sunday School 11 a.m. Worship Service Pastor Bob Haskell Information: 509-223-3542
Tonasket Bible Church
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Loomis Community 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
Crossroads Meeting Place Tonasket Foursquare Church
415-A S. Whitcomb Ave. • Pastor George Conkle Sunday: 10 a.m. (509) 486-2000 • cell: (509) 429-1663
Tonasket Community UCC
24 E. 4th, Tonasket • 486-2181 “A biblically based, thoughtful group of Christian People”
Sunday Worship at 11:00 a.m.
Ellisforde Church of the Brethren
32116 Hwy. 97, Tonasket. 11 am Sunday School. 11 am Worship Service
“Continuing the work of Jesus...simply, peacefully, together”
Pastor Debbie Roberts, 509-486-3541 Open doors afﬁrming deversity and welcoming to all
Schedule a free meeting today! Heather Brownlee
705-D Omache Drive | Omak, WA
To place information in the Church Guide call Charlene 509- 476-3602 ext 3050
OKANOGAN VALLEY GAZETTE-TRIBUNE | OCTOBER 22, 2015
October National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
How you can lower your risk of breast cancer Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women, second only to lung cancer. One in eight women is expected to develop breast cancer in her lifetime, and a recent survey by the Society for Women’s Health Research found that 22 percent of women named breast cancer as the disease they fear most. The specter of breast cancer makes it no surprise that women are eager to seek various ways to reduce their risks of developing this potentially deadly disease.
Though cancer treatments continue to evolve, there remains no cure for breast cancer or any other types of cancer. However, there are steps men and women can take to reduce their risks of developing breast cancer. In fact, the National Cancer Institute says avoiding breast cancer risk factors is the best path to prevention. * Avoid exposure to radiation. Repeated exposure to radiation therapy used to treat illnesses like Hodgkin’s disease can increase a person’s risk of breast cancer, particularly if treatments begin at an early age. * Keep a healthy weight. Obesity increases the risk of breast cancer, particularly in postmenopausal women. Healthy eating and exercise can help women control their weight while reducing their risks of developing breast cancer and a number of other diseases. Scientists at The Mayo Clinic believe there is a
link between estrogen production in fatty breast tissue and breast cancer. * Get your exercise. Exercising four or more hours a week can lower breast cancer risk. Exercise need not be heavy lifting at the gym. Any moderate physical activity, from cycling to walking, can be effective. Exercise decreases hormone levels in the body that can impact breast cancer risk. Some studies indicate simply walking briskly for one to three hours per week can reduce a woman’s breast cancer risk by
18 percent. * Eat a low-fat diet. The Women’s Intervention Nutrition Study from the National Cancer Institute found that the highest rate of breast cancer reduction was among a group of women who ate a low-fat diet. * Reduce alcohol consumption.# Various studies have indicated that women who drink alcoholic beverages may develop cancer at a higher rate. Women who consume two to five drinks daily have a greater risk of developing breast cancer than those who abstain from alcohol. * Weigh the risks of hormone replacement therapy. There are mixed reviews on hormone replacement therapy, or HRT, for postmenopausal women. There may be a link between longterm HRT and breast cancer, particularly when estrogen and progesterone are used in combination. Some doctors advise estrogen-only hormone therapy
for women who have had a hysterectomy. * Use of SERMs and aromatase inhibitors. Selective estrogen receptor modulators, or SERMs, are drugs that act like estrogen on some bodily tissues but block the effect of estrogen on other tissues. Aromatase inhibitors decrease the amount of estrogen made by the body. Women with a high risk of breast cancer may benefit from taking a SERM or aromatase inhibitor. * Increase fruit and vegetable consumption. Carotenoids are cancer-protective pigments found in a vast number of fruits and vegetables. Researchers at New York University found women who had higher blood carotenoid levels had a significantly smaller risk of breast cancer than women with lower levels. * Go sparingly on antibiotics. Only take antibiotics when they are truly needed. New evidence suggests that the more often a woman takes antibiotics, the higher her breast cancer risk. A study of more than 10,000 women found that women who took antibiotics for the equivalent of about 25 prescriptions over an average of 17 years where twice as likely to develop breast cancer than women who never took the drugs. * Breastfeed your children. Lactation can suppress ovulation and the body’s production of estrogen, which has been linked to higher levels of breast cancer. Breastfeeding may drop a woman’s breast cancer risk by 4 percent. Although there is no cure for cancer, there are a number of different ways women can reduce their risks for breast cancer.
The American Cancer Society shares the following statistics:
1 in 8 women will get breast cancer. Every 3 minutes an American is diagnosed with breast cancer Breast cancer is the leading cause of death for women 35-50. With diagnosis, the 5 year survival rate is over 90%. Every 12 minutes a woman dies from breast cancer; many because breast cancer was not detected in time..
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Women ages 40-65 should get annual mammograms because breast cancer incidence increases with age. 8 TIPS FOR A GOOD MAMMOGRAM by the ACS: 1. Facilities that meet the highest standards of safety and quality for mammography have an FDA certificate. 2. Use a facility that benefits from the experience of doing many mammograms. 3. If you are satisfied with the quality of the facility, use the same faculty annually so that the mammograms can be compared from year to year. 4. If you change facilities, ask for your old mammograms so they can be compared with the new ones. 5. If you have sensitive breasts, have mammograms at a time of the month when your breasts are less tender, such as after your period. Avoid the week before your period. 6. Avoid underarm deodorant or cream as they may interfere with the quality of the exam. 7. Bring a list of places and dates for previous mammograms biopsies or other breast treatments you’ve had before. 8. If you do not hear from your provider in 10 days from the date of your mammogram, call them for results. Do not assume that hearing nothing is equal to a negative mammogram.
• 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
Schedule your mammogram today. (1) Mammograms can detect lumps in the breast long before they are discernible any other way.
(2) Properly performed by trained technicians, it takes only minutes from your day.
(3) It’s covered by most insurance plans, but if yours doesn’t, special ﬁnancial arrangements can usually be made. (4) It can save your life.
We can think of several more reasons why women should have regular mammograms. But we can’t think of a single reason not to. Can you?
through self-exams and mammograms, is your best chance in overcoming the disease. Do yourself and those you love a favor. Make an appointment with your doctor to have a mammogram and find out what you can do to decrease your risk factors.
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OCTOBER 22, 2015 | OKANOGAN VALLEY GAZETTE-TRIBUNE
Oroville Invitational at Osoyoos Lake
Eighty-eight runners ran under blue skies Saturday, Oct. 17 in the boys’ varsity 3-mile race. For both boys’ and girls’ teams , Chelan took first, with Omak in second place and Tonasket in third. Pictured in the front row, left, is first-place finisher Palazzo Mereck of Chelan, with second-place finisher Hunter Swanson of Tonasket on the right.
Johnna Terris of Tonasket took third place in the girls’ 3-mile varsity race at 21.08. Both Republic’s Shania Graham and Chelan’s Addison Ivory pulled personal records; with Graham coming in first place at 20.27, and Ivory finishing second at 20:53. Photos by
Katie Teachout Matthew Galvan was the first Hornet to cross the finish line in the boys’ 3-mile varsity race, coming in 24th place at 19:46.
Varsity Results: Top Ten Finishers Girls
1. Shania Graham, Republic/Curlew, 20:27 2. Addison Ivory, Chelan, 20:53 3. Johhna Terris, Tonasket, 21:08 4. Allie Barnes, Chelan, 21:41 5. Olivia Nygreen, Chelan, 21:50 6. Annika Engblom, Chelan, 21:57 7. Jenna Valentine, Tonasket, 22:08 8. Sarah O’Dell, Omak, 22:09 9. Drew Morris, Chelan, 22:10 10. Evangeline Lamb, Omak, 22:15
1. Palazzo Mereck, Chelan, 16:18 2. Hunter Swanson, Tonasket, 16:40 3. Oren Cox, Bridgeport, 16:41 4. Dillon Dawson, Chelan, 16:45 5. Spencer Reiss, Republic/Curlew, 16:57 6. Israel Escamilla, Omak, 17:02 7. Blake Chesledon, Okanogan, 17:06 8. Henry Eisner, Chelan, 17:07 9. Heriberto Sarmiento, Manson, 17:55 10. Clancy Andrews, Okanogan, 18:06
Tonasket’s Katie Henneman leads a pack of Omak girls along the beach. Henneman finished in 14th place at 22:43.
Hunter Swanson of Tonasket stayed out in front for much of the boys’ varsity race. He finished second at 16:40, behind Chelan’s Palazzo Mereck who came in first at 16:18.
Oroville’s Elijah Burnell finished strong, running hard to the end to take 42nd place with a time of 20:43.
OKANOGAN VALLEY GAZETTE-TRIBUNE | OCTOBER 22, 2015
Tonasket loses close game to Manson SCHEDULES OCT. 22-OCT.30 Schedules subject to change FB = Football; VB = Volleyball; GSC -Girls Soccer; XC = Cross Country Thursday, Oct. 22 GSC - Oroville vs. Liberty Bell, 4:30 pm GSC - Tonasket at Okanogan, 4:30 pm VB - Tonasket at Oroville, 5/6 pm Friday, Oct. 23 FB - Tonasket at Okanogan, 7 pm Saturday, Oct. 24 XC - CW B League Championships, TBD Tuesday, Oct. 27 GSC - Oroville vs. Bridgeport, 4:30 pm GSC - Tonasket vs. Brewster, 4:30 pm VB - Oroville vs. Brewster, 5/6 pm VB - Tonasket vs. Bridgeport, 6:30 pm
Katie Teachout/staff photo
Kyle Huber blocks for Jesse Ramon as he heads down the field during Friday’s (October 16) game against Manson, the last home game of the season. BY KATIE TEACHOUT KATHERINE@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM
TONASKET – Tonasket hosted the Manson Trojans under the Friday night lights October 16, and like the Seahawks in their October 18 game against the Panthers, the Tigers were the first ones with points on the board and stayed ahead until the end. The Tigers finished the first quarter 10-0, the first half of the game 10-6, and the third quarter 17-6. Their early scoring plays were big, with Alex Palomares kicking a 30-yard field goal and Jesse Ramon scoring on a 29-yard run. But the Trojans had their own big play in the second quarter, with Spencer Ward intercepting a pass and rushing 43 yards for a touchdown. Manson’s next scored on a two-yard run and a 26-yard pass after recovering a Tonasket fumble. The Trojans earned an 18-17 lead in the fourth quarter when Ward ran another touchdown. But with six and a half minutes left in the game, Tonasket’s fans and cheerleaders let the Tigers know they believed in them, with the vocal vote of confidence.
The Tigers must have been feeling pretty confident, too, when they earned a first down on the thirty-yard line. Unfortunately, they fumbled the ball. But hopes and fears rode a roller coaster the final minutes, and when the Tigers blocked a punt, they gained the ball back close to their end zone. Tonasket’s final play of the game was to kick a field goal they were certainly capable of and that would have won them the game 20-18. But with just seven seconds left on the clock, they scrambled to make the play and instead found themselves scrambled in the attempted execution of it. Unlike Seahawk Steven Hauschka’s kick that bounced off the field post and neatly into the goal, this final kick of the evening bounced off Manson’s defensive line and into the hands of Ward, the Trojan who had already scored three touchdowns. “The ball popped into Spencer’s hands and he got this look on his face like, ‘Hey, I’ve got the ball.’ He looked confused for a moment, but then he ran it 70 yards for a touchdown,” said the Trojan statisticians. “He just booked it.”
That put the score at 31-17 with no time left on the clock. Ward had a total of 149 yards rushing in the game. “He does love to run,” said Manson Coach Scott Ward. “He runs track.” Tonasket’s Coach Jay Hawkins said his team played with great effort and enthusiasm. “We need to improve on taking care of the football,” added Hawkins. “They didn’t have time to get set up when they went to kick the field goal,” said Coach Ward. “They just didn’t have any time left.” “We battled to the end to stay in it, and that’s awesome,” Tonasket Assistant Coach Shawn Rader told the Tigers after the game. “That was sweet. That says a lot about you guys.” Coach Ward had a lot to say about the Tigers also. “This is the most sportsmanlike team we’ve been around,” said Ward. “We have a lot of film of games played between these two teams, and we came up here knowing it was going to be a battle. We really enjoy playing these guys; they are a great team.” Ward said Tonasket coach-
es deserved “a big round of applause.” “These kids are really well coached, and they showed lots
Friday, Oct. 30 FB - Oroville at Liberty/Spangle, 7 pm FB - Tonasket at Omak, 7 pm
of good sportsmanship. It was just a great game of Friday night football,” said Ward. This was the Tigers’ last home
game of the season. They travel to Okanogan Friday, Oct. 23 to play last year’s state champions; and in Omak Friday, Oct. 30.
Katie Teachout/staff photo
Freshman Ethan Smith celebrates running the ball five yards in for the Tigers’ last touchdown of the evening, raising the score to 17-6 in the third quarter, for the Tigers’ ongoing lead.
Hornets mauled over by the Bears BY KATIE TEACHOUT KATHERINE@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM
BREWSTER - Oroville traveled to Brewster last Friday, Oct. 16, where the Bears took them down 63-32. “Brewster’s speed was just too much for us to handle on defense,” said Coach Tam Hutchinson. “Offensively we moved the ball well, but Taylor’s (Brewster quarterback Timbo Taylor) ability to complete deep passes and score quickly made it hard for us to keep even.” Taylor completed 17 of 23 passes with an average of 19.2 yards per pass, and the Hornets were able to intercept just one of those. Just one minute and three seconds into the game, Brewster scored with a 33-yard pass. Oroville scored just two minutes later when Nathan Hugus threw 19 yards to Andrew Mieirs. The first quarter ended 6-35. The Hornets were the first to score in the second quarter when Logan Mills ran for four yards. Brewster scored two more passing touchdowns before Mills ran the ball 41 yards to bring the score up 18-49. The second half began with the game at 18-56, and Oroville scored first with Mills running the ball 32 yards. A two-point conversion run by Hugus earned the Hornets their only extra points of the evening. “Logan Mills was the work horse of the evening,” said Hutchinson. “He ran for 144 yards, including one for over 60 yards.” Neither team scored in the fourth quarter. “I felt overall my boys played
well, with the exception of a few miss-tackles when we had them for a loss, Hutchinson said. “Logan had a good game, running the ball and on defense. Our front line played very well.” Oroville had 78 offense plays to Brewster’s 68, earning 6.3 yards per play and the Bears averaged 8.6. In passing, the Hornets completed 10 of 26 attempts, averaging 8.3 yards per pass. The Hornets threw four interceptions. Oroville ran the ball more than the Bears, with 52 attempts gaining them 7.8 yards per rush compared to Brewster running the ball 45 times for an average 5.7 yards. The Bears lost 100 yards through 11 penalties, and the Hornets lost 80 yards over eight penalties. Brewster also lost seven yards with a quarterback sack by Logan Mills, but Oroville never got sacked. Neither team fumbled the ball. Oroville’s possession of the ball for 21:09 minutes saw them earning 23 first downs; Brewster had 26:51 minutes of possession for 24 first downs. The Hornets earned 17 of their first downs through rushing, four through passing and two through penalties. The Bears gained nine of theirs rushing, 13 passing and two on penalties. Oroville completed just 20 percent (3/15) third down conversion attempts, but got 75 percent (6/8) of their fourth down attempts. Brewster accomplished half of all theirs. Also rushing for the Hornets
Photo by Melissa Mills
Oroville’s Logan Mills ran for three touchdowns in last Friday’s game in Brewster. Coach Tam Hutchinson called Mills the “Work Horse” of the evening, rushing for a total of 144 yards including one 60-yard rush. was Caleb Mills, who gained 124 yards in 24 attempts; Hugus with 102 yards in seven attempts; and Seth Miller grabbing 24 yards in three attempts. Andrew Mieirs had three receptions for 43 yards, Seth Miller gained 18 yards in three receptions, Stetson Spears gained
13 yards in one, and Caleb Mills received the ball twice for nine yards. Spears led the team in tackles with 7.5, and five assists. Charlie Arrigoni had seven with six assists, Mieirs had 6.5 and five assists, Logan Mills had six with four assists and Kilton Flowers
had six tackles and eight assists. Kickoff returns were made by Spears with four for 60 yards, Caleb Mills with two for 39 yards and Seth Miller gained 21 yards on one return. Oroville is still sitting at third place in the league, with Okanogan in first and Brewster
in second. The only other teams the Hornets have lost to this season is the much bigger Mount Baker in a non-league match-up and by two points to Kettle Falls. They have a BYE this Friday, then travel to Spangle for a game against Liberty October 30.
OCTOBER 22, 2015 | OKANOGAN VALLEY GAZETTE-TRIBUNE
SPORTS & SCHOOLS STILL GOT IT North County soccer teams kicking hard BY KATIE TEACHOUT
Tonasket’s girls soccer team enjoyed another shut-out when they traveled to Manson Tuesday, Oct. 6 and beat the Trojans 5-0. “The first half went really good; we controlled the ball and passed really well,” said head coach Darren Collins. “We ended the first half 5-0, so in the second half we just tried to control the game and work on our passing instead of working on scoring.” Amanda Padilla had two goals, one of them off a header; eighthgrader Heidi Cruz had a goal; Kayla Willis had a goal and so did Mira Gayton. “Mira is a center defense player, so she doesn’t get many chances to make a goal; she is usually stopping goals from going in.,” said Collins. “This is the first goal she’s made in four years.” Collins said Gayton scored off a corner kick after the ball was cross-passed off the corner to the top of the box, and directly to Gayton. Assists were made by Willis and Jaden Vugeveen, as well as three by Ashlynn Willis. “Props to Manson’s goalie in the second half,” said Collins. “She did really, really good.” When the Trojans visited Tonasket earlier in the season, the Tigers shut them out 12-0.
“Our defense did good, too. It makes winning easier if no one else can score on you,” Collins said. He said the team was looking forward to a week off before playing Liberty Bell; a game Collins was anticipating to be a tough one. “They’re a good team,” said Collins. They traveled to Winthrop October 13, where they lost to the Liberty Bell Mountain Lions 1-4. The Tigers shut them out 1-0 September 17. This is just the Tigers’ second loss of the entire season, after losing to Okanogan 2-3 September 29. The only other teams to score any points on the Tigers this season are Chelan and Bridgeport. Tonasket beat Bridgeport 6-1 when they traveled there Thursday, October 15. The Tigers are scheduled to play in Oroville Tuesday, Oct. 20; and Okanogan Thursday, Oct. 22.
Oroville wins one over Manson The Lady Hornets traveled to Brewster Tuesday, Oct. 13, to wrestle with the Bears on the soccer field. “It was a tough game. The girls played hard, but Brewster was pumped up for their homecom-
ing, and they were pretty excited,” said Oroville Coach Tony Kindred. “We just came out kind of flat. We started coming back, but by the time we did it was a little too late.” Oroville hosted Manson Thursday, Oct. 15, for a hard-won win against the Trojan girls. “Manson has improved, and our girls had a tough game with them,” Kindred said. “We beat them 1-0, however we had 36 shots on goal and only one went in, so we need to work on our shots.” Kindred said Manson only had five or six shots on goal. “Xochil Rangel, our keeper, did well on those,” Kindred said. “Kambe Ripley had a double shot. She shot, it ricocheted and then she shot again for their one score of the night.” Kindred said the girls were “pretty pumped up,” especially after a good game with the Tigers, who are currently second in the league. “We played in Tonasket and held them pretty good for awhile,” said Kindred. “The score was 0-4 at half time, and in the last few minutes of the game it climbed to 0-7, but the girls had a great game.” Oroville hosts Liberty Bell Thursday, Oct. 22, and Bridgeport Tuesday, Oct. 27. Games begin at 4:30 p.m.
Strikers win some, lose some at the net BY KATIE TEACHOUT
TIGERS Tonasket hosted Liberty Bell’s volleyball team Thursday, Oct. 8, with Tonsket winning the first game 25-20. The Mountain Lions came back to win the next two games 25-20 and 25-21, before the Tigers returned with a win of 25-18. The tie-breaker was won by Tonasket 15-11. Assistant Coach Johnna Sutton said Alex Sutton had nine kills, Olivia Sutton had six kills and Kasey Nelson had five kills. Taylon Pilkiton had nine assists, and Maddy Clark was credited with five assists. The Tigers next hosted Brewster, and the Bears won all three games; 25-21, 25-22, 25-17.
Coach Sutton said Alexa Sutton had four kills, Nelson had three, Pilkinton had three with six assists, and Vanessa Pershing had five aces. Tonasket travels to Oroville Thursday, Oct. 22; and hosts Bridgeport Tuesday, Oct. 27. HORNETS Oroville traveled to Liberty Bell to play four tough sets October 13. The Hornets lost the first game 23-25 before coming back to win the second 25-20. They lost the third game 10-25 and the tiebreaker 16-25. Mikayla Scott served 15/16 with one ace, Havannah Worrell served 12/13 with one ace, and Jennifer Cisneros went 12/16 with two aces. Passing, Scott was 28/31, Hannah Hilderbrand 26/29 and Courtnee Kallstrom
20/23. Hitting, Scott was 19/19 with four kills and two blocks; Hilderbrand 9/9 with three kills, Worrell 9/11 and Kallstrom 6/8 with three kills. “I am proud of how they are playing,” said Coach Nicole Hugus. “We are working well together and I still think we can pull off a win.” Hugus said they had their closest match yet at Bridgeport October 15. “We started out a little slow and lost the first set 16-25, the second set 22-25. We won the third set 25-19 and finally lost the fourth set 19-25,” Hugus said. “They played really hard, we just had a few too many mistakes.” Oroville hosts Tonasket Oct. 22 and Brewster Oct. 27.
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David Buckmiller with a four pound, 21” rainbow trout caught in the Beaver Canyon area. “The old boy’s still got it,” said his fishing partner, Tom Scott, about the 83-year-old angler.
GIRLS SOCCER CENTRAL WA LEAGUE (1B/2B)
FOOTBALL CENT. WA LEAGUE NO. DIV. (2B) League W Okanogan 2 Brewster 2 Oroville 2 Manson 1 Tonasket 0
Overall W 6 5 3 2 1
L 0 0 2 2 3
L 1 1 4 4 5
CENT. WA LEAGUE SO. DIV. (2B) League W Mabton 3 Warden 3 Soap Lake 1 Kittitas 0 White Swan 1 Lk Roosevelt 0
Overall L W 0 6 0 6 1 4 1 1 2 1 3 2
L 1 1 1 3 5 4
League Overall Pts W L W L T Okanogan 0 9 0 11 2 0 Tonasket 0 7 2 10 2 0 Liberty Bell 0 5 3 7 3 0 Bridgeport 0 6 4 8 4 0 Brewster 0 3 7 3 11 0 Oroville 0 2 7 2 7 0 Manson 0 0 9 0 12 0
CENTRAL WA LEAGUE SO. DIV. (2B) League Overall Pts W L W L T Warden 0 2 0 10 2 1 Mabton 0 0 2 3 9 0
VOLLEYBALL (Overall record includes non-league tournament matches, including split sets)
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OROVILLE JR./SR. HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL
OROVILLE - While students had Monday, Oct. 12 off from school, Oroville High School staff members were involved in a professional development class that will equip them with new knowledge and new teaching strategies, as well as with comprehensive tools for successfully enacting the curriculum and supporting the potential success of all students. The Educator’s Course in Academic Youth Development is a professional development course for educators interested in learning about the research and strategies that are most crucial to student learning and achieve-
ment. Research demonstrates that, to be effective, efforts to improve academic outcomes must address both students and the overall culture of the learning environment. AYD helps teachers and students understand that intelligence isn’t a fixed quality—being smart is about how you think and what you do, not about who you are. Students learn how their brains change as they learn and how effective effort, productive persistence, skills of collaboration, and motivation can change their academic success. Students also learn how to manage their own engagement in schoolwork, thus taking responsibility for their own learning. AYD goes beyond individual
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students and transforms classroom engagement. It creates student leaders with skills and information to share with their peers, thus improving the learning culture—and outcomes. The program gives students and teachers the tools and strategies for applying new ideas in daily learning. In addition to providing social and cognitive learning curricula, AYD builds critical thinking skills with learning activities that center on logical reasoning and problem solving in mathematics and across the curriculum. The training was part of a College Ready Math Initiative Grant offered by College Spark. College Spark funds programs that help low-income students become college-ready and earn their degrees. We make grants to organizations and institutions throughout Washington state that are helping low-income students improve their academic achievement, prepare for college life, and graduate from college. We are excited to be a part of the CRMI grant and the opportunities it provides to our students and teachers. Monday’s training was presented to us by trainer Dana Foster. Dana will continue to work with us for the next four years and our staff will continue their learning by completing an additional nine hours of training on Academic Youth Development.
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OKANOGAN VALLEY GAZETTE-TRIBUNE | OCTOBER 8, 2015
OKANOGAN VALLEY LIFE
Bringing in the first harvest
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Mike Drechsler shows off thick stems in this year’s crop. Landrace Farms holds one license and grows for two other licensees from out of the area. They hope to acquire one more license before planting begins again in the spring. The farm will do just enough indoor growing this winter to keep genetics alive and perform research and development. BY KATIE TEACHOUT KATHERINE@GAZETTE-TRIBUNE.COM
Landrace Farms, located on Chesaw Road just east of Oroville, is harvesting their first crop of recreational marijuana.
weather, number of sunny days product is sent to Landrace Labs and available in Rochester, work force with Washington, a strong work where the “After looking stateethic.” product is wide, the Oroville com- processed and Landrace hired Washington State munity was selected packaged. Representative “None of for its perfect weather, the product Joel Kretz of Wauconda as a up here number of sunny days ends short-term conin Okanogan and available work sultant to “see County unless what the politia retailer force with a strong cal climate here orders it from was.” Landrace work ethic.” “I’ve known L a b s , ” Joe King, one of the partDrechsler said. former Washington State ners, Joe King, The product Representative a long time, so goes through I met with them testing; both and walked them through the as required by the state for qual-
Drechsler said the extraction process at Landrace Labs used a CO2 extractor, using a combination of carbon dioxide, temperature and pressure to achieve specific results. Along with the CO2 extracts, Landrace Labs also prepares prefilled vaporizer cartridges to be sold at retail shops statewide. Drechsler said everything at Landrace Farms is grown raw and organic. “We use a compost tea of worm poop, and sea mineral extracts and fish oil,” said Drechsler. “The major difference among producers is some are organic, and some believe in ‘better living through chemicals.’ I never understood putting on a hazmat suit to grow food. Our Co2 process at the lab will sterilize it so far as any molds go, so it’s better to just not apply any pesticides that are harmful to employees. Although the OMRI (Organic Materials Review Institute) does not currently apply to pot farms, Landrace is set up to be compliant if it ever is an option. “As a compliance officer, my job is to make sure we are following the rules and regulations the Washington State Liquor Control Board has set out for us,” said Tara Drechsler. “This includes
“The harvest crew has been amazing; a really good work force,” said Drechsler of the seasonal employees who began harvesting October 9. King said the investors have been very pleased with the response of the local community, and with the dedication and productivity of their work force. “They are looking forward to being part of the local community and economy,” King said. “The locals have been very receptive and nice to us,” said Josh Connolly, a harvester hired out of Spokane. “We’ve spent hundreds of dollars in the local economy, between shopping locally and staying at the Camaray Hotel,” said Cheryl Aichele of Vancouver, Washington, who read about the job opportunity on Facebook. Chrissy Fletcher of Molson said Landrace Farms and the Drechslers were “great people to work for.” Besides the Drechslers, three other year-round employees are Site Supervisor Ian Keith, who handles plant and mechanical maintenance, implementation of feeding regiments and staff management; Assistant Supervisor Robert Davis; and
rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory conditions,” said Drechsler. He said a small percentage of the “best buds” will be sold as flowers, but their main market is oils extracted from the plants. The extractions are used for a variety of products from edibles to topical, as in salves and tinctures; and those that can be used in vaporizers. “Once it is no longer viable as a fresh product, you have to do something else with it. Buds only have a shelf life of 60-90 days. Like the apple industry, we sell what we can fresh and then put the rest into the extraction process,” said Drechsler. “Like apples going to be made into juice.”
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This Royal Kush is one of eight strains grown this year at Landrace Farms on Chesaw Road. The farm employs four people full-time year-round, and brought in 12 seasonal workers for this year’s harvest. “We were able to hire 70 percent of our harvest help locally, and only 30 percent came from outside the county,” said Mike Drechsler, General Manager/VP of operations. Drechler and his wife Tara, who is the Administrative and Compliance Officer for Landrace Farms, moved to the area two years ago. The farm is located on six acres purchased by JDC, a group of investors that includes former Washington State Senator Joe Tanner and former Washington State Speaker of the House Joe King. “JDC wants to bring main street business skills to the production and processing of marijuana,” said King. “The investment group bought the property in 2014, knowing that entrepreneurs would have a difficult time finding and buying property to grow cannabis. After looking statewide, the Oroville community was selected for its perfect
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Drechsler said next year without the late start due to licensing delays, he expected to the harvest to be ten-fold. “We’ll be looking at hiring 30 to 40 people to harvest next year,” said Drechsler.
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The buds are dried on these cedar racks inside a steel shipping contrainer before being transported to Landrace Labs. Drechsler said only a small percentage of “the best buds” would be sold as flowers, as their main market is oils extracted from the plants using a Co2 process that combines carbon dioxide, temperature and pressure to achieve specific results. The extractions are then used for a variety of products, from edibles to topical (salves and tinctures); and for use in vaporizers. culture and customs of Okanogan County. They wanted to get off on the right foot,” said Kretz. “I think it’s really good. I voted against legalization for years, but the fact is the initiative passed, so my job is to figure out how to make it work.” Landrace Farms does not hold a processing license, so all of the
ity assurance, and independently through Landrace Labs for the cannabidiol profile (levels of THC and CBDs) for further research and development. “We grew eight strains this summer, including one that is 19 percent CBD and only one percent THC, so it is typically used for epilepsy, multiple sclerosis,
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farm laborer Dan Rucker. “I think my favorite part of this is the people. The people we meet, and the people we bring together are just fantastic. I love being part of a team that has focus, yet is excited to do their jobs, and has a pretty good time together,” said Tara Drechsler. “It needs to be reiterated that this is legal cannabis, and even though it’s just farming, it’s pretty fantastic to be a part of this next phase in history.”
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Mike and Tara Drechsler’s involvement in the marijuana business began with opening the first medical cannabis collective in Bellingham, back in 2009. “What changed it from a curiosity to an impassioned career, was seeing the results we were able to produce for young epileptic, autistic and cancer stricken children,” said Mike Drechsler.
“When you see first hand how dramatically it can improve the life of someone saddled with a truly debilitating condition, it brings tears of pride, empathy, excitement and joy.” Mike Drechsler, General Mangaer/VP of Operations Landrace Farms
“The list of uses for cannabis as a therapy is long, but when you see first hand how dramatically it can improve the life of someone saddled with a truly debilitating condition, it brings tears of pride, empathy, excitement and joy. It’s not often we get the chance to dramatically improve the quality of life for a complete stranger, and since we began farming cannabis
“I started using a liquid tincture, and never had to take another pain pill.” Photo by Mike Drechsler
Drechsler said Landrace Farms is in the business of growing trichomes, the oils that manifest themselves on the plant materials. six years ago, we’ve been blessed with the opportunity time and time again.” Drechsler, himself a licensed medical marijuana patient who sustained injuries to his back during a tenure in construction, said once marijuana was legalized, he and his wife moved from the medical into the recreational business. There they found more opportunities to work with better funding, and more research due to the regulatory aspect. “There is so much real research to be done, and we have taken the anecdotal to the limit,” said Drechsler. “Now we have
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He has been working for the Drechslers for over six years; after meeting them at the medical cannabis collective in Bellingham, where Rucker went as a patient. Rucker said after a week of using the cannabis products, he was able to get off narcotic pain medications. “And that’s when Mike hired me,” Rucker said with a smile. “The THCA/CBDA capsules are a great deterrent from taking all the pain medications the doctors had me on when I was fighting pancreatic cancer. I started using a liquid tincture, and never had to take another pain pill.” Drucker said he had been on Oxycontine, Oxycodone and a Fentanyl transdermal patch.
Mike Drechsler and Tara Drechsler enjoy working together for Landrace Farms. “It can be challenging to spend so much time with your partner, but I do really enjoy working with Michael,” said Tara. “He’s incredibly good at his job, and I am proud of what he has accomplished.” “The narcotic pain medicines caused an inability to think straight or rationally; and I couldn’t remember anything. I can function just fine on the marijuana oil capsules, but not on the pharmaceutical pain meds.” Rucker said it got so bad Drechsler had to move him to town from his “home on the mountain.” “I couldn’t chop my own wood or anything. I was just a blob on my bed,” said Drucker. “Now I’m able to work 10-12 hours a day, doing physical labor.” Drechsler said he recognized some of the shortcomings in the system, but had faith in the ongoing process. “We gave up our civil liberties to legalize cannabis,” said
Drechsler, adding, “A lot of things were overlooked in the rush to get it legalized. When they enacted the DUI laws, they used some inaccurate science to determine the legal amounts. But they came up with a system that everybody accepted.” Wash i ng ton St ate Representative Joel Kretz, employed as a temporary consultant to Landrace Farms, said he attempted to pass a bill that put 30 percent of the revenue sharing back into local government to handle extra responsiblities. “When I talked to Sheriff Frank Rogers, he said marijuana was the least of his problems so far as drugs were concerned, but he didn’t have the manpower to go out and do inspections.”
The bill didn’t pass, but Kretz said “a bigger one this year was passed that addressed a whole bunch of the loose ends the initiative didn’t take care of.” “As much of a hassle it has been as an organization, we have a lot of faith in the process,” said Drechsler. “Mistakes will be made, but ultimately I think everyone has the same goal: a dependable, regulated system that we can all have faith in.” “Production on the six acres just east of Oroville got a late start this year because of licensing requirements, but will have a respectable harvest,” said JDC investor and former Washington State Speaker of the House Joe King early in October. “By 2016 they will be in full prodution.”
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Public Notices Council Meeting Date Changed/ Public Hearing The Tonasket City Council meeting scheduled for October 27th, 2015 has been canceled and changed to Thursday, October 29th, 2015 at 7:00 pm. This meeting will be conducted as a regular City Council meeting. The Tonasket City Council will be holding a Budget Workshop Hearing on Thursday, October 29th, 2015 during the Council meeting scheduled for that evening. All those with special hearing, language or access needs should contact City Hall, 509-486-2132, 24 hours prior to the meeting. The City of Tonasket is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Alice Attwood Clerk-Treasurer Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on October 15, 22, 2015. #OVG662853 Notice of the Intent to Adopt an Election Resolution The Okanogan Conservation District Board of Supervisors will hold a meeting at 5:00 PM on November 5, 2015 at the USDA Service Center, 1251 S. 2nd Ave, Okanogan, WA to adopt a resolution setting the date, time, location and manner of an election to fill a Conservation District Supervisor’s expiring term. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette on October 22 & 29, 2015 #OVG662492 October 19, 2015 PUBLIC NOTICE 2016 Preliminary Budget Notice is hereby given that the 2016 Preliminary Budget of the City of Tonasket, Washington has been filed with the City Council and the City Clerk of the City of Tonasket. A copy of the preliminary budget is available for inspection by any taxpayer at the office of the City Clerk during regular business hours.
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Tonasket Planning Commission Public Hearing Notice The Tonasket Planning Commission Public Hearing meeting scheduled for Tuesday October 20, 2015 at 3:00pm has been rescheduled for Tuesday October 27, 2015 at 3:00pm. The agenda includes Continuation of public hearing and Final Review of Zoning Code Chapter 17. Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on October 22, 2015. #OVG664340
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Cariker appeared in response to a letter from city staff asking NVH to move hospital dumpsters that have been blocking the sidewalks. The issue has been going on for over a year. Zwicker apologized to the council that the issue had not been resolved before his tenure began as CEO. “Those bins have been moved. I am here to assure you if there are issues with the city, you have a partner now to work with the city,” said Zwicker, showing council members photographs of where the dumpsters had been moved to. Council members Olson and Claire Jeffko expressed appreciation for Zwicker taking the time to address the issue immediately. 7
-Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 6:30 pm -Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 6:30 pm -Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 6:30 pm -Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 6:30 pm The public has a right to attend any workshop and make comments. ATTEST: JoAnn L. Denney, ClerkTreasurer Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on September 17, 24, October 8, 22, November 5, 19, 2015 #OVG655239
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especially the Department of Ecology.” Plumb will be attending the October 20-22 IACC conference with City Clerk and Treasurer Alice Attwood, City Maintenance Supervisor Hugh Jensen and Council Member Dennis Brown. Danison suggested contacting the Department of Fish and Wildlife to see if someone could come out and look at the creek. Olson suggested Kriner discuss her concerns with Police Chief Darren Curtis. Danison said the trailer park is currently non-compliant with existing use permits. Another garbage issue was addressed when North Valley Hospital CEO Mike Zwicker and Chief Information Officer Kelly
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Kriner find someone she could ask those questions of. Plumb said clean-up of Bonaparte Creek was to be addressed at the City-Wide CleanUp scheduled for October 3, but only one person showed up. The council discussed how Bonaparte Creek has been cleaned up several times, and trash just keeps getting dumped back into it; which dampens community members’ enthusiasm for pitching in. “We need to continue this conversation. Your concerns are legitimate and we need to have a better plan,” Plumb told Kriner. “I will pursue this at the IACC (Infrastructure Assistance Coordinating Council) Conference in Wenatchee with the state agencies that are there,
Notice is also hereby given that the City of Tonasket will hold a public hearing during the regular Council Meeting on October 29, 2015 at 7:00 pm in the City Hall, Tonasket, Washington for the purpose of a Budget Workshop Hearing. The following is a summary of the preliminary budget of the City of Tonasket for the year 2016. Current Expense Fund 694,706.84 Cumulative Police 58,000.00 Cemetery Operating 23,500.00 Cemetery Trust 64,150.00 Cemetery Improvement Fund 3,449.78 City Street Fund 84,556.45 City Street Reserve 6,463.34 Gerhard Operating Fund 8,198.07 Hotel/Motel Tax Fund 11,087.14 City Hall/Park Reserve 12,180.81 Cumulative Building 6,767.33 C.I.P./Public Works Trust Fund 31,588.74 Swim Pool Reserve 15,876.52 Water Fund 398,000.00 Water Reserve Fund 67,117.02 Water Bond Redemption 200,981.58 Water Bond Reserve 34,994.04 Sewer Fund 419,100.00 Sewer Reserve 319,751.46 Sewer Bond Redemption 120,667.83 Sewer Bond Reserve 68,450.44 Total Preliminary Budget for 2016 $2,649,587.39 Alice Attwood, Clerk-Treasurer Published in the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on October 22, 2015. #OVG664322
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ter confirming the infection and with information regarding signs and symptoms as follows: Signs and Symptoms • -Red sores that quickly rupture and ooze for a few days forming a yellow crust. • -Painless fluid filled blisters and itching • -Tenderness of the sores and swollen glands nearby are common. Causes Impetigo is caused by common skin germs called Streptococcus (“strep”) and Staphylococcus (“staph”) Both types of bacteria can live harmlessly on your skin and only cause trouble when the skin is injured by a cut, scrape, or scratch. Bacteria flourish wherever groups of people are in close contact; impetigo spreads easily in schools and child care settings. Other factors that increase the risk of impetigo include: • Direct contact with an adult or child who has impetigo or with contaminated towels, bedding or clothing • Participation in sports that
ed showing spots,” said Coach Hutchinson. “All the boys have them in roughly the same area on OROVILLE – Oroville School the forearms and inside crook of District has confirmed that sev- the elbow.” Part of the reason Coach eral students have contracted a skin infection known as impetigo. Hutchinson contacted the other Although impetigo is not usu- coaches was because of someally a serious condition, it is very one calling Brewster asking about infectious, and if not treated “what’s happening in Oroville.” Hutchinson said that all of his promptly complications may players have been to the dococcasionally occur. The infection seemed to tors and were being treated. At have first shown up on sever- that point the coach and players al of the Oroville High School were still waiting for the results of football players and Coach the cultures taken. Since then the Tam Hutchinson alerted other school heard back from the clinic coaches at Brewster, Okanogan confirming it was impetigo. “We have no idea where it and Tonasket. He said his players had been practicing in long came from,” said Hutchinson. “I sleeves and all practice gear was have never seen anything like this being washed. He said his players in all my years coaching.” Hutchinson added, “Whoever would be playing in the upcoming games wearing long sleeves to is calling around and making it seem like we are hiding someavoid skin to skin contact. “After the JV game Monday thing is misleading people. We night, I noticed some of the boys are taking every precaution playing had red spots on their to make sure it doesn’t spread forearms. By the next day the among our players or opponents.” Oroville High School Principal red spots turned white and several of the varsity players start- Kristin Sarmiento sent out a letOctober 22, 2015 • OKANOGAN VALLEY GAZETTE-TRIBUNE BY GARY A. DE VON
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It is with deepest sympathy the family of Barbara Joan Porteous (nee Buckmiller) announces the passing of our much beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at the Penticton Regional Hospital at the age of 79. Barbara will be welcomed into
Maurice A. Mahugh
MAURICE A. MAHUGH Maurice A. Mahugh, a 26-year resident of Colville, Washington passed away on October 14, 2015 in Colville at the age of 88. Maurice was born on June 5, 1927 in Glasgow, Montana, the son of Lawrence Bergail and Stella Mae (Henning) Mahugh. In 1930, Maurice moved to Oroville, Wash. where his father eventually purchased the Shell service station and then added the Shell bulk plant. Maurice was involved in the business with his parents from his childhood on. He graduated from Oroville High School in 1945 and then enlisted in the U.S. Navy. During
Joel A. Olinger, age 57 of Oroville, passed away on October 12, 2015 surrounded by his family at his home in Oroville. He was born February 27, 1957 in Spokane to parents Stanley and Mary Jane Olinger. Joel was raised in Lynden, Wash. He enjoyed camping and fishing, especially the occasions that the family was able to get together. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. Time with family was precious to him, as were his long walks with his faithful companion, Princess. Joel is survived and will be missed by his wife Janette, moth-
er Mary Jane Olinger, his children Marty Olinger, Kristina Garlinghouse, Melissa Lantis and Buddy Olinger; his siblings Linda (Chuck) VanGrimbergen, Jeff (Mary) Olinger, Diane (Ron) Gorsuch and Brian Olinger (Jean) and his nine grandchildren Derick, Jacob, Makayla, Devon, Celina, Isaac, Madysen, Izzak and Madisyn. Joel was preceded in death by his father, Stanley Olinger and Princess. Local services will be held at a later date. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 12 p.m. noon at the Priest River Cemetery in Priest River, Idaho. Bergh Funeral Service and Crematory is in care of arrangements
heaven by her father Ezra and her mother Marion. She will be remembered by her husband of 60 years Dave, her children Bruce, Diana (Doug), Joanne (Dave), grandchildren Michael, Andy (Lisa), Brian, Heather, Kimberly (Derek), Corey, Reece and Ricky; great grandchildren Dominik, Mackenzie and Kayden; sisters Carol and Ruth and brother David (Bev) and many nieces and nephews. Barbara was born on June 13, 1936 and raised in Oroville, Wash. After high school Barbara attended a business school in Spokane then shortly after that married Dave in 1955 and moved to Oliver, B.C. During her time in Oliver she worked at Don Lange Jewellery store then in the office at the Oliver Co-Op. After five years in Oliver, Barbara and Dave purchased a hunting and fishing resort at Bonaparte Lake, Wash. and moved their family to the lake. Even though many memories were made they made the decision to move back to Canada and took up residence in Osoyoos, B.C. After settling down in Osoyoos Barbara worked at CKOO Radio Station right across from the Service Station that her and Dave
owned for 13 years. Then it was time for a new venture and they purchased Little Duffers Ice Cream and Mini Golf. This was their home for 17 years until their retirement. Barbara became very involved in the community volunteering at the Osoyoos Museum, Heart and Stroke Canvasser, numerous municipal, provincial, and federal elections, and the Osoyoos Senior Centre. And up until the time of her untimely passing she had continued to play the organ for the St. Edwards and St. Christopher Anglican Churches. Barbara’s favourite pastimes were playing games with her grandchildren, bridge at the Senior Centre or doing crosswords with her morning coffee. A celebration of life service will be held on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 11:30 am at the Osoyoos Senior Centre. In lieu of flowers donations will be gratefully accepted for the Osoyoos Senior Centre. Condolences and tributes may be directed to the family by visiting www.nunes-pottinger. com. Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver and Osoyoos.
his enlistment, Maurice was stationed in Okinawa, Japan before his discharge in 1946. Maurice then returned to Oroville to continue in business with his father. While in Oroville, he met Helen J. Hale and they were married on June 13, 1948. They began a family with the birth of their first daughter, Beverly. Over the next seven years their family grew with the births of their daughter, Linda, and son, Kevin. In 1968, the family business was sold and Maurice began a career with the U.S. Customs Service and U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service at the Port of Frontier near Northport, Wash. He retired in 1990 and then moved with his wife, Helen, to Colville where they could be closer to family. Maurice was a devoted family man who took great pride in his children’s activities. He encouraged them to try new things and reach beyond their expectations. Over the many years together, he and Helen enjoyed many trips to Montana and a few “further reaches” to touch base with longtime friends. Maurice also supported and encouraged Helen in her quilting passion. They celebrated 67 years of marriage in June of this year. Maurice was a longtime Mason and member of the Masonic Lodge in Oroville. He also had
a great passion for shooting and was actively involved in the Kettle Falls Gun Club for many years. Maurice is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Helen Mahugh; daughters, Beverly Milner and her husband, Dave, Kirkland, Wash., Linda Midkiff and her husband, Tom, Colville; a son, Kevin Mahugh and his wife, Connie, Colville; grandchildren, Shannon Milner, Kent, Wash., Scott Milner Everett, Wash., Jason Midkiff and his wife, Jaclyn, Yakima, Wash., Brian Midkiff and his wife, Robin, Pulaski, Virg., Nick Mahugh and his wife, Bailey, Spokane, Wash,; great grandchildren, LaurenShey, Spencer and Morgan Midkiff, Jack and Wyatt Midkiff and Kanyon Mahugh. A memorial service for Mr. Maurice Alvin Mahugh will begin at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, October 22, 2015 at the Danekas Funeral Chapel in Colville, Wash. An ash committal will follow at the Mountain View Park Cemetery in Colville with Military Honors. Memorial contributions may be given to either the Kettle Falls Gun Club, the Northport Medical Clinic or charity of your choice. Please visit the on-line memorial and sign the guestbook at www.danekasfuneralchapel.com. Danekas Funeral Chapel and Crematory is entrusted with the arrangements.
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AGNES MAY SVENDSEN (RISE) Agnes born at St. Martins Hospital in Tonasket, Washington, USA and passed away at the South Okanagan General Hospital after a long fought, short diagnosed valiant battle with cancer at the age of 71 years. She was predeceased by her
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her many beloved relatives and her much loved pigs that she later had a collection of. In her younger years she loved going to wrestling and concerts, most recently Loretta Lynn that she thoroughly enjoyed. Agnes liked doing crossword puzzles, watching TV, and often was teased by Tammy because she enjoyed reading obituaries so we better make this a good one! Agnes said she liked to read the story of their lives and thought it was humorous when the odd ones told it like it was and didn’t sugar coat it, luckily we don’t have to sugar coat anything, she was “the best” as often told to her by grandson Jeremy A favorite memory was going to see Jose Canseco play baseball in Seattle with her good friend Gloria. Your departure has left a huge hole in our hearts and lives that we can never fill but your kind manner will live on in all those you touched. Forever missed, forever loved and never forgotten. Condolences and tributes may be directed to the family by visiting www.nunes-pottinger.com
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parents Rader and Alta and her only sibling Marvin. Agnes married Verne Svendsen and moved to Osoyoos, BC, Canada in 1961. She will be fondly remembered by her husband Verne; daughter Dawn (Ray) and grandchildren Lisa and Lacy and daughter Tammy and grandchildren Jeremy and Cody Agnes was the kindest, sweetest, strongest, most generous lady who put everyone else’s needs above her own and was loved by all who were lucky enough to meet her. She was a fun lady who made the best of any situation and was the rock and glue of the family. She had a great sense of humor and was an extremely devoted mother, grandmother and wife. Agnes loved spending time with all her grandkids. She enjoyed teasing them as much as they enjoyed teasing her back. She lived in Canada the majority of her life but her heart never left the USA, forever a true American who very much missed her country. She had treasured memories and often talked about growing up on the farm on the hill near Molson with her parents,
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