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Local golf league play begins April 11

• Duct Tape Man invades Ritzville school ..................................... Page A-2 • Iron Legacy Ranch offers horse riding lessons ........................ Page A-3

The Ritzville Municipal Golf Course is launching the league golf season Wednesday, April 11. The sign up sheet for those planning to take part in league play is posted in the pro shop. For more information, contact Corey Morley at 659-9868. Volume 126, Number 13

NEWS BRIEFS EARH to celebrate 60 years The East Adams Rural Hospital is celebrating 60 years of service on Saturday, April 7. In honor of this occasion, the hospital is hosting an anniversary party on Tuesday, April 10 from 4-7 p.m. at the hospital. The history of the hospital is to be highlighted through a slide show and scrapbooks at the event. Refreshments are to be served and tours are scheduled throughout the evening. During the month of April, EARH is hosting a food drive for the Food Pantry and donations can be dropped off at the clinic lobby. EARH hopes to fill the new ambulance with food donations for the local food bank.

• Broncos’ bats pound Colfax in baseball .................................. Page A-6 • Lind, Ritzville FFA chapters do well at district competitions ......... Page A-9

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Easter season starts off with egg hunts The fun and excitement of Easter begins in Lind, Ralston, Ritzville and Washtucna as each community has their annual Easter egg hunts. Saturday, March 31 Ralston – The annual Ralston Grange Easter egg hunt is scheduled at the Ralston Park on Saturday, March 31 at 9 a.m. The egg hunt begins at 9 a.m. A continental breakfast and games in the Ralston Grange Hall follows the hunt. Kids of all ages, from toddler on up, are welcomed to participate. Every child taking part goes home with eggs and a candy treat. Each family participating is asked to donate one dozen hard-boiled, decorated eggs. Please leave them at 410 W. Tenth on Friday, March 30. Anyone needing more information may call Ana Lobe at 659-0919. Ritzville – The Community Easter Egg Hunt sponsored

by the Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 2739 is scheduled for March 31 in Ritzville City Park at 9 a.m. All monies and donations collected are awarded in prizes at the event. The money is divided between various eggs at the event to allow multiple participants to win. Gift certificates to McDonalds and the Ritz Theatre are also prizes hidden in the eggs at the hunt. Donations may be sent to PO Box 322, Ritzville with checks payable to Eagles Auxiliary. For questions, call 6601124. Friday, April 6 Ritzville – Life Care Center Easter egg hunt is on Friday, April 6 and begins at 10 a.m. for children six and under. Children should bring their own basket to collect eggs, snacks are provided at the event. Prizes, candy and eggs are all awarded at the event. There is also an opportunity for adults and children to pet baby animals of all different sizes. The Easter bunny also

plans to make a special appearance at the event. Contact LCC at 659-1600 if you plan to attend. Saturday, April 7 Washtucna – The Washtucna Associated Student Body members are sponsoring the Washtucna community Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 7. The Easter egg hunt begins at 9 a.m. at Bassett Park. The Washtucna ASB is accepting cash and candy donations at Java Bloom or at the Washtunca school office. Lind – The Lind Easter egg hunt, sponsored by the Lind Lions Club, takes place on April 7 at the Lind Town Park beginning at 11 a.m. The hunt is open to children in preschool through sixth grade, and baskets and candy are the prizes for the event. The Easter bunny is also planning to make an appearance. Beginning at 1 p.m. on April 7, the kite-flying contest takes place at the Lind Airport. Participants must bring their own kite.


ASB sponsors diaper drive Ritzville Associated Student Body (ASB) is sponsoring a diaper drive to benefit Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery. Gerri Manke, former Ritzville resident, is speaking to the student body on Friday, March 30, at 11:30 a.m. Students are divided into teams for a competition to see who collects the most diapers, formula and baby wipes. The competition takes place the week following spring break, April 9-13. Community members are welcome to support the cause.

Lind schools to conduct surplus sale The Lind school district is having a surplus sale on computers, computer accessories and two used cafeteria tables on Thursday, Mar. 29. The surplus sale is in the Lind Elementary School gymnasium and runs from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Mar. 29. The school is remaining open late due to parent/teacher conferences being held at the school. The computers at the sale are $5 each. All sales are final and there is no guarantee that all of the merchandise is in working order.

Wampum date The Wampum event date has been changed from April 28 to May 5. The dinner bids deadline still remains April 2.

Correction In the Mar. 22 issue of The Journal it was published that the Lind Community Church performance begins at 7 p.m. on Friday, Apr. 5. It should have read, 7 p.m. on Friday, Apr. 6.

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BEATING COLFAX. The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos are 4-0 in the early weeks of the baseball season. The unblemished record includes a pair of league wins last Saturday over the Colfax Bulldogs. During the first game cour-

tesy runner Matthew Leffel came out on top in a play at home plate. Despite the stunned look on the Colfax catcher’s face, Leffel was clearly safe as the baseball was resting on the ground at the umpire’s feet.

Adams County sets April 14 as clean up day A free residential yard waste clean up day has been scheduled for Saturday, April 14. The county transfer stations are accepting non-commercial green waste, appliances and loads for yard debris free of charge for Adams County residents from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Residents can reduce their wait time but separating clean green woody material from the non-clean woody materials. Household hazardous waste is also collected at no cost every day that the transfer stations are open to the public. At the Adams County Development store, electronic recycling is available from Monday to Friday from noon until 4:30

p.m. Electronics that can be recycled are computers, monitors and television sets. All residents are responsible for the data on the computers and items such as keyboards, printers and copiers are not accepted. Electronic recycling is available free of charge at the transfer stations during this event only. It is a state law that all loads are secured and those individuals with unsecured loads have to pay a $10 fee. All loads must be secured in order to avoid material falling onto the roadway. The charges for the Adams County transfer stations outside of this event for solid waste are $70 per scaled ton, $.0350

per scaled pound, $8 minimum charge and $10 for any unsecured load. The fees for recycling are $45 for residents per ton of yard waste or cardboard but the first 250 pounds are free, and commercial yard waste or cardboard per ton is $45 with a minimum charge of $5. Both aluminum cans and clean scrap metals of four feet length or less are free of charge at the transfer stations. For special waste, white goods/appliances are $8 per item. Used oil, vehicle batteries and household hazardous waste are all collected free of charge, but used oil and household hazardous wastes are accepted from

residents only. Standard size tires are also accepted with a fee of $1.50 per item. Residents in Lind, Othello, Ritzville and Washtucna that need assistance transporting appliances should contact the local city hall to find out about possible community assistance programs. The Bruce Transfer Station is located at 504 S. Lucy Road in Othello. The Ritzville Transfer Station is located at 1803 E. Danekas Road in Ritzville. For questions about the clean up day, contact the Adams County Building and Planning office at 509-488-9441 or the Adams County Public Works office at 6593276.

Weber Road construction set to begin next week The Public Works department announced that construction on Weber Road is set to begin on Monday, April 2. The construction of the road is going to be done in three different phases. On April 2, construction begins on the stretch of road from First Street to the Farm Services Agency (FSA) building. It is expected that the portion of the road should to be closed for three weeks until the next

phase begins. The second phase of construction occurs in the 300-400 foot portion of the road between the FSA building and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS). The Public Works department is hoping to keep the road opened during the construction and do gravel work while working around the traffic.

The third phase of the project is from LDS to Jackson Street and should also take about three weeks to complete. The project is set to conclude by May 27 if all goes as planned and the weather cooperates. The completed project includes an eight foot paved shoulder on the south side of the road and a 10 and a half foot paved shoulder on the north side of the road. The

additional shoulder space is the equivalent width of a bike path. While there is not a sidewalk on the road, the project is structured with the option of including a five-foot wide sidewalk if the county ever decided to annex the road. The completed project also includes a centerline and fog lines on both sides of the road.

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) would like to notify the residents of the local communities of a 9-1-1 scam traveling through the state of Washington. Other counties in the state have had reports of this scam and so far no reported cases

have been in our area. If you receive a call from a person claiming that you need to pay a fee to register your home or telephone number to for 9-1-1 services, hang up. This is a scam. According to Angie Fode, E911

systems manager at the ACSO, “Our E911 program is funded through the dedicated E911 taxes that you see on your phone bill, and also by other local government funds like the one tenth of one percent sales tax.” The Sheriff’s office encourages the

citizens of Adams County to be cautious about this scam and not spend any money or provide personal information over the phone. If you receive a scam call, please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 659-1122 to report the call.

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Ritzville Adams County Journal

March 29, 2012

Students learn to “Be A Hero” The fifth and sixth grade students in Ritzville Grade School had three visitors on Thursday, March 22, with the most exciting visitor being Duct Tape Man. Duct Tape Man has been visiting the grade school twice a year for the last two years. The “Be A Hero” program is put on by the Adams County Juvenile Court, and encourages students to stay away from drugs, alcohol, bullying and truancy. The presentation focused on truancy and how the students can avoid being considered truant. The three officers that presented the program to the students are T.J. Hunt, Jessie Dominquez and Justin Tucker. Hunt is the son of Adams County Undersheriff, John Hunt. It is a state law that juveniles cannot miss four schooldays a month or 10 days a school year that are unexcused. Those students who do not have excused absences and continue to miss school are considered truant. In the Ritzville High School handbook it states that a student’s parent or guardian is contacted after a student has one unexcused absence in any month of the school year. After two unexcused absences, a conference is held with the student’s parent or guardian. The handbook also says “a student may be suspended or expelled for habitual truancy.” The parent and guardian of the

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DUCT TAPE MAN. The Ritzville fifth and sixth grade classes at a special visitor, Duct Tape Man, stop by to teach them about truancy and to remember to stay in school. T.J. Hunt, background, taught the students about the “Be A Hero” program and also handed out raffle tickets for prizes. student are also notified before the suspension or expulsion is to occur. During Duct Tape Man’s visit with the fifth and sixth grade classes, he distributed certificates to each of the students for them to sign. The students’ signature meant they agreed to avoid drugs, alcohol, bullying and truancy. Each of the students also received a “Be A Hero” wristband to remind them of their commitment to the program. Duct Tape Man makes surprise visits throughout

the school year and if a student is wearing the bracelet, they could potentially win an iPod product. The Adams County Juvenile Court group, based out of Othello, makes trips to local schools at least once a year to promote the “Be A Hero” program. The three probation officers that traveled to Ritzville also made trips to Washtucna and Lind schools in the same week. Duct Tape Man also hosts presentations with his colleagues

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Pencil Man, Post-It Girl, and villains Red Tape Man and Blue Tape Man. The presentations help give students an interactive way to be reminded to stay in school and away from illegal activities. The Adams County Juvenile Court probation officers remind and encourage kids to attend all of their classes in order to give them the most opportunities as possible. Duct Tape Man reminded the students to be a hero, stay in school.

Community Calendar March 29 • Lind Scout Pack, 6:30 p.m., school library • Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., St. Agnes Catholic Church, more info contact David (509) 428-9320 March 31 • Ritzville Community Easter Egg Hunt, 9 a.m., Ritzville City Park • Ralston Grange Easter Egg Hunt, 9 a.m., Ralston Park • Adams County Republican Party County Convention, 10 a.m., C.J. Newland American Legion Hall April 2 • Adams County Fire Protection District No. 6, Benge Elevator • Celebrate Recovery, 6:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church • Lind Chamber of Commerce, 6:30 p.m., Slims Bar & Grill • Adams County Developmental Disabilites advisory board, 7 p.m., call 677-3260 for location • Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., St. Agnes Catholic Church, more info contact David (509) 428-9320 April 3 • Bingo, 1 p.m., H.E. Gritman Senior Center

• Adams County Community Network, 7 p.m., Othello Hosptial • Ritzville City Council, 7 p.m., City council chambers April 4 • Donations and distributions, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Ritzville Food Pantry • Lind Senior Center Special Meeting, 12:45 p.m., Lind Senior Center building • Story Time, 2 p.m., Ritzville Public Library • Stayin’ Alive youth group, 6:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church • Ritzville Classic Car Club, 7 p.m. • Lind Lions, 7 p.m., Lions Den

April 7 • Washtucna Easter Egg Hunt, 9 a.m., Bassett Park • Lind Easter Egg Hunt, 11 a.m., Lind Town park • Lind Kite Flying Contest, 1 p.m., Lind Airport April 9 • Parkinson’s Support Group, 2 p.m., East Adams Rural Hospital • Ritzville Downtown Development Association, 5:30 p.m., Ritzville Chamber office

• Celebrate Recovery, 6:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church • Ritzville Festivals Assoc., 7 p.m. • Adams County Park and Rec. District No. 3 (Lind), 7 p.m. • Adams County Park and Rec District No. 4 (Ritzville) 7 p.m., Adams County Public Works conference room • Peace by Piece Quilt Guild, 7 p.m., Zion Philadelphia fellowship hall • Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., St. Agnes Catholic Church, more info contact David (509) 428-9320

April 5 • Easter lunch, 12 p.m., H.E. Gritman Senior Center • Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., St. Agnes Catholic Church, more info contact David (509) 428-9320 April 6 • Life Care Easter Egg Hunt, 10 a.m., Life Care Center • Easter dinner, 12 p.m., Lind Senior Center • Youth group performance, 7 p.m., Lind Community Church

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REMEMBERING FROM THE FILES One hundred years ago


Washington State Journal and Ritzville Times March 28, 1912

The first annual meeting of the Ritzville Fire Department was held in its rooms Monday evening, and the following officers were elected for the ensuing year: President, Fred Thiel; first vice president, E. J. Troyer; second vice president, John Ott; treasurer, Fred W. Agatz; secretary, Henry Kalkwarf. At its regular meeting on Tuesday afternoon the board of managers of the Ritzville Commercial club had up for discussion the subject of a public playground. This was thoroughly discussed and the need was thoroughly recognized. Repairs have been made on the Hatton school house in District No. 8, which adds much more to the convenience of the children. A new windmill has been erected and a concrete reservoir has been built. High School was dismissed early Friday afternoon, as the teachers were invited to an entertainment given by the children of the Lincoln school.

Seventy-five years ago Ritzville Journal-Times April 1, 1937

Winners of the trips to California and Northern Mexico in the Goodwill Trade contest sponsored by the Journal-Times and the Ritzville merchants, Esther Benzel and Dorothy Schafer will leave for Seattle next Friday morning, April 9, and for the Southland that evening. Golf instruction without cost to all members in good standing, and their families, has been arranged by the Ritzville Country club, according to Bruce Truckenmiller, president.

by the U.S. department of commerce. Ritzville high school Future Farmer of America members won first in a farm shop contest and fourth in over-all standings Saturday during a jamboree at Othello. Producers must identify and designate acreage under the wheat and feed grain program when the reporter visits the farm to check compliance, Ray Danekas, chairman of the Adams county ASC committee, said this week. Men and women with farm backgrounds and 4-H or vocational training in agriculture are being requested through the Peace Corps by countries around the world, according to county agent Roland Hintze. Hintze said volunteers may select the country where they prefer to serve.

Twenty-five years ago

Ritzville Adams County Journal April 2, 1987

ACADEMIC CONTEST entrants from Ritzville were, left to right, back row: Jennifer Schafer, Stephanie Telecky, Darbie Shelman, John Gardner, Matthew Hille, Trevor Schell, Karla Danekas, Emilee Moeller, Kim Bauer and Shannon McBroom. Middle row: David Herah, Reid Templin, Kirk Dugger, Andrew Lenhart, Jennifer Kubik and Melissa Phipps. Front row: Caroline Lynch, Farah Arlt, Aimee Wellsandt, Muffin Harting and Frank Lynch. Nearly half of the 755 farms in Adams county are tenant-operated, a ratio over twice that of the state as a whole, a survey by the state planning council has revealed. With fifteen schools already signed, the date for the fifth annual Ritzville relays has been definitely set for May 1, with the promise of being another outstanding track event. Most of the schools represented last year are again planning to enter teams. Passage of the proposed bond issue to build a $15,000 fire station for Ritzville can increase city taxes.

Fifty years ago

The Ritzville Journal Times March 29, 1962

Adams County Memorial hospital will observe National Hospital Week a month early this year in order to coincide with its 10th anniversary. An openhouse is planned for the hospital on Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. There are 3,173 housing units in Adams county, according to 1960 census information released this week

The number of city property owners protesting the street improvement project has increased to 34 as of 3 p.m. this Tuesday, with the protest filing deadline at 5 p.m. this Friday, April 3. No increase in Big Bend Electric Cooperative power rates is expected this year unless spurred by a raise in Bonneville Power Administration supply rates, Big Bend members were told last week at the co-op’s annual meeting. Agricultural producers who are considering burning fields 100 acres or larger must again contact the Cooperative Extension office for an application, followed by an official burning permit to be issued by a rural fire district chief. The Philadelphia Congregational Church will celebrate its 75th anniversary on Sunday, May 3. The Rev. David J. Brauen will offer the sermon at the morning worship service.

Ritzville Adams County Journal

March 29, 2012

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Chamber to publish new maps, reserve your ad space today In 2007, the Ritzville Area Chamber of Commerce printed maps that had both Adams County and Ritzville on them. At the last chamber meeting, board members decided to begin printing the maps again. The maps are to cost $1 each and are to become an annual charge beginning now. It is expected that 2,000 maps are going to be ordered. Those businesses that are currently listed on the

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previous map can expect to be contacted first. Any businesses that are interested in advertising their business on the map should contact the Ritzville Area Chamber of Commerce office at 659-1936 or by e-mail at Preorders of maps are available with the purchase of an advertisement. The maps should be in place for purchase before the tourism season this year.

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HORSE RANCH. The Iron Legacy Ranch is offering after-school and summer day camp programs beginning in April. Heidi Tracy (left) is the owns the ranch with her husband, the program director at the ranch is Lindsay Peterson (right) and Penelope (center) is one of the Mini’s at the ranch.

Horse ranch offers riding camps for kids By Katelin Davidson News Editor The Iron Legacy Ranch LLC in Ritzville recently decided to begin an after-school program and summer camps for children interested in learning about horses. The after-school program starts on April 9, and is a Monday through Thursday class beginning at 4 p.m. and running until 5:30 p.m. Heidi and Ryan Tracy own and operate the ranch, and have lived on the ranch for the past four years. Heidi grew up on a youth camp based around horses, until she married Ryan in 2002. The Tracy’s have four boys, Wes, Brock, Gus and Colby, and have always had an interest in teaching classes for children interested in learning about horses. Since Heidi has always been around horses, she wanted her children to grow up around them too. “Horses are my life, but I didn’t want to push it on the kids,” said Heidi. “Two of them really love the horses and two of them are interested in other things, and that’s fine with me!” Heidi spends the majority of her time maintaining the ranch and preparing for the after-school program that begins in April. Ryan owns and operates the Legacy Telecommunications Company, doing business as, Legacy Power Systems and does work in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Heidi decided to use the ranch and her experience with horses to her advantage. Heidi wanted to provide children with an opportunity to create and understand the relationship between a rider and a horse. “I wanted the camp atmosphere, because of my experience,” said Heidi. “I want kids to have the opportunities like I did. The overall goal is to teach kids about horses and have them build a relationship with the horses.” The after-school program allows students to travel to the ranch after class four times a week, receive a 15-minute one-on-one session with the horses and also spend an hour in the classroom. The class time focuses primarily on safety when being around and on a horse, but also gives the students basic information about horses. The 15-minute session is used to evaluate the riding ability of each student and how comfortable they are with the horses. The sessions are lead by the program director and instructor, Lindsay Peterson. The after-school program begins on April 9-12, and the following sessions are April 16-19, April 23-26, May 7-10, May 1417 and May 21-24. The cost of the program is $105 per week and has a maximum of five students per class. At Iron Legacy Ranch, there are eight horses that each help to provide a different learning experience for the children. The two Mini’s on the ranch are brought into the classroom for lessons on how to groom and for other hands-on activities for the students. The ranch also has a Welsh pony, born in the Netherlands,

and two Shetland ponies that have been trained to work with younger students. The ranch owns three quarter horses, two that are brothers and one that is a Palomino. “We have a wide range of tack and have an English and Western horse that are well-trained. Our lesson pony is also very responsive to kids. Because of that, we can offer a wide range of instruction,” said Heidi. During the summer, the Iron Legacy Ranch intends to offer three different summer camps with themes of roping, vaulting and “once upon a pony.” The day camps are a Monday through Thursday camp, beginning at 9:30 a.m. and concluding at 3:30 p.m. Each day camp focuses on a specific skill to teach the students and offers a variety of different opportunities. The day camps have a maximum of 15 students per camp and are available to any school age child, from preschool to high school students. The roping camp is scheduled to take place on June 25-28 and offers the students an opportunity to learn how to rope, the history of roping, have an authentic cowboy lunch and spend the afternoons with the horses learning how to rope off of them. The “once upon a pony” day camp is scheduled for July 9-12 and is meant to be more of a fairytale camp, but it is not only for girls. At this day camp, the students learn about pony history, have a fairytale lunch, receive Level 1 riding lessons and participate in pony crafts, which include making a fun noodle pony. The final day camp is the vaulting camp that takes place on July 16-19 and teaches the art of doing gymnastics while on horseback. The camp begins with vaulting history and vaulting ground lessons. The students enjoy a fitness-focused lunch and eventually learn to vault on horseback. At the conclusion of each day camp, the ranch stays open an extra two hours on that Thursday to allow parents to have the opportunity to come to the ranch. This gives the students a chance to show their parents the skills they have learned over the course of the week. During each of the camps, the students participate in crafts and receive a safety lesson. Heidi stresses the importance of safety on the ranch at all times and has packets from the Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) to teach the students safety. Teaching all of the camps with Heidi is Peterson, who previously worked at the youth camp that Heidi grew up on. Peterson attended Canyonview Equestrian College in Silverton, Ore., and has spent her entire life around horses. “Lindsay has similar training and experience to me, she has the same mindset and wants to help build the students confidence. She has my style, my goal and shares my focus on safety,” said Heidi. “She has the same passion for kids and horses.” Heidi continues to expand her knowledge and experience with

horses, believing that by continuing to learn, she is bettering the overall experience and quality of the program. Heidi does not focus on one specific discipline at the camps because she wants the program to grow and develop around the students’ interests. “The best thing is to watch the relationship between kids and the horse. It is so rewarding and amazing seeing the kids confidence grow,” said Heidi. In 2013, Heidi hopes to be able to expand the ranch to include hourly horse riding lessons for adults. The ranch is also in the process of considering the construction of an indoor riding arena in order to offer year-round classes and camps. For more information about the camps, or to discuss receiving discounts for multiple weeks or multiple children, contact Heidi at 253-686-4958. To register or to learn more about the specific camps, visit the Iron Legacy Ranch website, http://ironlegacyranch. com or find them on Facebook at IronLegacyRanchPage. Iron Legacy Ranch is located at 651 N. Benzel Road in Ritzville.

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Ritzville Adams County Journal

Senator Schoesler

6 Not-so-diplomatic behavior during special session

By Sen. Mark Schoesler 9th District (R), Ritzville The special session this week kind of reminded me of bird hunting: just because you don’t see or hear the birds doesn’t mean they’re not there. It’s true there wasn’t much to see or hear at the Capitol this week – not outwardly, that is. However, there was no shortage of activity in offices such as mine. Let me back up a few years to explain. In 2009, when Democrats firmly controlled the Senate and the House of Representatives, a budget wasn’t seen publicly until just two days were left in the legislative session. The following day that budget was voted on in each legislative chamber, and poof! – A 515-page document that didn’t exist 48 hours earlier was suddenly headed for the governor’s desk. Such rubber-stamping leaves agencies, local governments, the business community and others (including some lawmakers) scrambling to catch up with the details after the fact. Now let’s return to Friday, March 23. The bipartisan Senate coalition put a revised budget proposal on the table more than a week ago, meaning everyone has had time to take a good long look and come up with questions. As one of the coalition’s budget negotiators, I’ve spent many hours this week addressing budget-related questions from a range of folks, from the Association of Washington Cities to the Department of Ecology; this is in addition to my duties as Senate Republican floor leader, which require me to be in or close to the Senate chamber each day even when we’re in a special session. That’s why it’ll be Friday afternoon before I can head back for a weekend in Ritzville. But as long as the pass is navigable, the drive should be at least a little more scenic than it’s been these past few months – after all, spring has sprung! What’s happening with the state budget? Budget meetings have taken place each day in this second week of the special session; that’s a change from the final week of the regular session and the first week of the special session. However, these aren’t traditional budget meetings, because all five “corners” of the lawmaking process (both the Senate Republican and Democrat caucuses, both caucuses in the House of Representatives and the governor’s office) are represented. As I mentioned in my previous commentary, the talks should be limited to the bipartisan Senate coalition and the House Democrats, because they’re the two groups that passed budgets this session. For some reason the governor seems to believe the more, the merrier. It’s interesting that she has injected herself into the talks considering she initially wasn’t interested in negotiating with the bipartisan Senate coalition. Either way, I hope these meetings produce a final

budget agreement sooner than later. News reports about the budget situation have tended to focus on one element in the budget adopted by the House of Representatives and two associated with the bipartisan Senate budget proposal. Here’s a brief description of each, from my perspective. • House budget cuts basic-education funding. Each month school districts receive money from the state for basic education. The House budget would not make this $330 million payment for June 2013, and spend that $330 million on other noneducation items. House leaders and others claim this is not a cut but a “delay.” However, that’s only true if the next Legislature chooses to backfill the lost millions, and this Legislature can’t guarantee that. • Senate budget makes money-saving pension change. Last year the governor requested legislation to change the early-retirement options available to new public employees who enroll in the “Plan 2” and “Plan 3” pension plans. This change would not affect current enrollees, and would save the state and local governments an estimated $2.3 billion during the next 25 years. Although Democrats on the House budget committee overwhelmingly supported the change, it did not go any further in 2011. The bipartisan Senate budget proposal revives this idea and improves it by redirecting approximately $1.9 billion of those savings (state dollars, not employee contributions) toward “Plan 1,” the state pension system that was closed to new enrollment back in 1977 but remains at risk because of chronic underfunding during the 1970s and 1980s. Because this approach would pay off the “Plan 1” liability sooner than current law requires, the Senate proposal also would hold off on making the 2013 payment to “Plan 1” (approximately $143 million), freeing that money for use on priorities such as education. • Senate budget package helps school employees afford medical coverage. General-government employees buy their health-care coverage through a consolidated health-care purchasing system (often referred as an insurance “pool”); our budget proposal supports the creation of a similar system for school-district employees, most of whom are now limited to plans purchased at the district level and coverage from just one insurance carrier. This change (Senate Bill 6442), which is strongly supported by the union representing classified district employees (those working outside the classroom), would offer new money-saving choices to teachers as well as classified employees. For instance, a K-12 employee in 2009-10 was paying an average of $500/month for family coverage (employee, spouse, children). In comparison, a general-government employee in 2012 pays an average of $217/month for family coverage. The way I see it, saving $300 a month on medical-insurance

premiums is no different than getting a pay-raise of $300 a month. SB 6442 is coming under heavy attack by those who would profit from keeping their 50-year monopoly in place, but claims that it amounts to a “state takeover” of teachers’ health care are nonsense. Teachers would simply be able to choose among private health-insurance policies through the private market, just as state employees do, and probably save a bunch of money in the process. I understand the focus on these elements of the two budgets; however, the big difference I see is that the House budget is likely to lead to an automatic budget deficit next year – around $2.1 billion – because it spends more than the state expects to collect in revenue. The Senate budget proposal is not expected to lead to a budget gap next year; in fact, indications are it would leave the next Legislature money ahead. Every year since I became your state senator the Legislature has started its regular sessions staring at a massive budget shortfall. It would be great to reverse that trend, which is one of the big reasons why the Senate budget proposal makes more sense. Please, not the tobacco ‘gimmick’ again… It’s been 10 years since the Senate majority leader, when she was the Senate Democrat budget writer, endorsed what many view as the worst gimmick ever used to balance a state budget. To generate quick cash, she proposed selling off a portion of Washington’s share of the national tobacco settlement – money that was going to each state as a result of a lawsuit against tobacco companies. Governor Gregoire, who had helped negotiate the tobacco settlement when she was state attorney general, was strongly opposed to the move but in the end gave in and signed that budget. The state received about 27 cents on the dollar for what it sold off; if I remember correctly that decision has cost about $100 million a year since, meaning there would automatically be $100 million more in revenue to appropriate or save each year if the “securitization” had not happened. It’s almost incredible, then, that the securitization idea is being floated again a decade later by a pair of Senate Democrats from Seattle. Their bill, introduced Friday, would let the governor sell off enough of what’s left of Washington’s share of the settlement to generate $350 million. The bill’s prime sponsor says she wants to “offer an option to the budget negotiators.” As one of the negotiators, I say it’s an offer we can do without. However, it does go to show you just how far some legislators would go to avoid bringing state government’s spending into line with the revenue that is already coming in – as in, don’t spend more than we have – even though that’s crucial to finally getting away from having a perennial budget crisis.

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Letters to the Editor 6 $1 a month could help others in need To the Editor, What if? What if our community had the potential to do great things for one another? What if we were willing to use the skills God gave us, to help those who aren’t able to help themselves? There are many organizations and individuals that already help in diverse ways, and God bless them for their service, but I’m talking about something just a little bit different. What if each adult in our community gave just $1 per month, just $1? There is the potential to raise $1,000 each month to help others in need! That money could be used to help pay someone’s utility bill, put gas in their car, repair a broken fence, etc. There is a great need in our community! What if the money could be donated to a secure location, such as a bank? What if, at the end of each month, two witnesses and a bank employee counted and recorded the donated money? What if there was a committee set in place, to see that those funds were used accordingly? What if there was a “need list,” such as the giving tree at Christmas time; but this list would be available year round and added to as needed? We could take those “needs” and with the money that was donated, go directly to the City, or wherever the need was and pay the bill directly. What if we could tap into community members’ skills? What if we had a list of those willing to help, and when the need arises, we

set forth without complaint? Hopefully, this would not be for those who wish to gain recognition or power, but for those who genuinely care to see that the needs of others are met. A heart of compassion is what is needed and a desire to help those who cannot help themselves. With today’s economy, the need is great! The potential is even greater! Is there anyone up for this challenge? I am! Connie L. Sackmann Ritzville

Domestic oil production needed To the Editor, GOP Plans would add to debt. Obama plans would add to the debt. Why would these two statements surprise anyone? Trying to protect yearly revenues and expenditures is difficult even when the world is not in chaos. We could blame a lot of things for this challenge but one word “gasoline” is a big culprit! The gas price at the pump has fluctuated a great deal. When it goes down, people go more and they spend more money. This causes tax money to be more available for local, county, state and federal governments. However, when the gas price rises toward the $4 level, people tend to stay home and revenues decrease. Gas prices above $4 would cause severe decreases in tax revenue. The situation in Iran and various other hot spots has caused a recent surge in prices at the pump. As long as we play the humanitarian

card we can expect gasoline to be more expensive. If we want to have stability in our country and our lives we must do more in the way of drilling for more oil ourselves. It also wouldn’t hurt if we utilized our northern neighbor’s oil reserves before Canada makes a deal with China! Gerald Ray Spokane

Praise for visiting youths To the Editor, We are thankful for the youth of the Nazarene Church of Salem, Ore., and to the Nazarene Church of Ritzville, their hosts. The young men and women were of good cheer and were great workers! May their faith grow. Blessings! We are thankful for the effort being made by the current commissioners of East Adams Rural Hospital District No. 2, to include members of the citizenry in problem solving and for the willingness of the commissioners to hold public meetings for the purpose of informing the citizens and to be informed by the citizens. Unique! We are also thankful for the forthcoming Feast of the Passover. This year’s Passover, which begins at sundown on the 14th of Nisan on God’s calendar, will occur at sundown on Friday, Apr. 6 of the secular calendar most commonly consulted. If we can believe the Bible (and we do), our Savior rose from his grave just before sundown on Monday. Hallelujah! Barry Boyer Ritzville

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AAUW to host dinner for scholars Ritzville Nazarene Church

By Harriet Lynch Contributing Writer Seven young women have been named by their respective high schools as scholars to be honored by the local Ritzville Branch of American Association of University Women (AAUW). The seven young women, their parents and a teacher, chosen by each to share in the honor, are guests for a dinner meeting Wednesday, April 11, at the Emanuel Lutheran Church social room. Each recipient receives a certificate awarded by the Washington State AAUW. These young women join the larger group of nearly 250 others recognized by 25 local AAUW branches throughout the state. Each of the students have been selected by the faculty to receive recognition for outstanding achievement in the STEM disciplines of science, technology or mathematics. AAUW is a national group whose mission is to promote education and equity for women and girls. In recognizing these young women, each is encouraged to continue her education and careers in these fields. Named by Lind High School are Andrea Bennett, Micheala Doyle and Kaytlin Phillips. Ritzville’s honorees are Amalia Perez, Ashley Ambers, and Corin Eckley. Sprague High School honors Amber Rodriguez. Bennett is a senior, honored for achievement in science. She is the daughter of Blake and Janet Bennett. Bennett plans to attend University of Idaho to attain a degree in early childhood education and development. A further goal is to pursue a Master’s degree in school counseling. Doyle is a senior, named for achievement in technology. She is the daughter of Michael and Tamara Doyle. Doyle plans to attend Spokane Community or Spokane Falls Community College to pursue a degree in Secretarial Administration to be followed by furthering her education at a university. Phillips is twice honored, last year for achievement in science, this year for achievement in mathematics. Phillips is the daughter of Janet Phillips and the late Jim Phillips. Upon graduation, Phillips plans to attend Eastern Washington University to attain a bachelor’s degree in early childhood

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education. Perez, honored for achievement in science, is the daughter of Maria Chavez and Raul Perez. Ambers, honored for achievement in mathematics, is the daughter of Betty and Steve Ulrich. Both Ashley and Amalia are juniors and plan to attend college to further their education after high school, with Perez expressing interest in becoming a teacher or a counselor. Eckley, the daughter of Dr. Valerie Eckley, is recognized for achievement in technology. After graduation, she plans to attend Seattle Pacific University to study political science and Spanish. She further plans to go to law school. Rodriguez, a senior, is honored for achievement in mathematics and science. Rodriguez is the daughter


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Thursday. Reservations must be made by calling 659-1921. Monday: Spaghetti and meatballs, garlic bread, tossed salad, dessert. Wednesday: Baked lemon chicken, macaroni and cheese, green beans, dessert. Thursday: “Easter lunch” – Ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, cheese and broccoli, dessert.

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No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here. Worship for All 10:30 a.m. Sundays After-Work Worship Service 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays

St. Agnes Catholic Church Sunday Mass: 9:30 a.m. Confessions Before Mass First Friday: Father Adoration of Dan Wetzler the Blessed Msgr. John Steiner, Sacrament administrator 3 to 4 p.m. (509) 290-3208 Church is located on the corner of 5th & Chelan

Trinity United Methodist Church

Wednesday Adult & Youth Night 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday Praise Team: 7 p.m. Pastor John Hunsberger

Lind Calvary Assembly of God Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m. Broadcast Youth Night: 1st & 3rd Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. 219 W. 3rd St. – Lind, WA (South of the Grade School)

Call 659-1600 if you plan to come so we know how many to plan for.

301 E. Broadway Office: 659-1440 Rev. Judith Rinehart-Nelson

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7 p.m. “Stepping Up...a journey through the Psalms of Ascent” Monday 7 p.m. or Tuesday 1 p.m.


Zion Philadelphia United Church of Christ

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Sunday School 10 a.m. Worship Service 11 a.m. Wednesday Youth

Pastor Bill Cox 659-0773

Lind Senior Center sets special meeting April 4 The Lind Senior Center board of directors is holding a special meeting on Wednesday, Apr. 4 at 12:45 p.m. The meeting is held at the Lind Senior Center and the agenda of the

Wednesdays: 6 p.m. Preschool - 6th Grade Caravans 7th-12th Grade Youth

306 N. Division in Ritzville Everyone Welcome! Pastor Buck Garner (509) 659-1641

Senior Menus Lind Senior Center Lind Senior Center serves meals Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. If you have not signed up for a meal, please call 677-3620 between 9 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. to be included. Monday: Taco salad, corn, Spanish rice, fruit, cookies. Wednesday: Ground beef steak, potatoes and gravy, carrots, whole wheat bread, cake and ice cream.

Sunday: 9:30 a.m. – Sunday School all ages 10:30 a.m. – Worship Service

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Emanuel Lutheran Church 206 S. Division St. 659-1181

“A Gracious Place” Everyone is Welcome Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Worship Service: 11 a.m. Pastor Bob Kenyon


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March 29, 2012

The Worst Seat In The House No Excuses...

Broncos trample Bulldogs The Broncos are being cautious since it is early in the season, but a 4-0 start is a nice way to begin the spring baseball season. Especially when it includes a double thumping of the Colfax Bulldogs in the league openers. The Broncos won 11-2 and 19-8 Saturday over the Bulldogs in games played in Ritzville. The contests were originally slated to be at Colfax. Head coach Jason Aldrich was smiling as he talked about the wins, but cautious. He expects the Bulldogs to improve throughout the season and he knows the Broncos are going to face tough opponents in the coming weeks after the spring break. Saturday, Jake Dewald took the mound for the opener, hurling four strike outs with just three walks and allowing only two hits in five innings. Aaron Hayes came on the close out the final two innings in relief. “Our pitchers threw strikes and theirs

didn’t,” Aldrich said. “Jake was pretty efficient and around the plate all day. Our offense executed really well and we were really patient hitters. We didn’t strand many guys who were in scoring position.” The tone was set early when Dylan Hartz smacked a solo shot lead off home run on a 2-1 count. Palmer Phillips had the loudest bat of the day. In the first outing he drilled four of five attempts including two doubles for four RBI. His second double came with the bases loaded. Hayes went two for four with a double and two RBI. Dewald added a double and was two for four. The second game saw Tyler Frederick take the mound. The young hurler struggled with his control and came out with one out in the fourth inning. He struck out two, walked five and gave up six hits. When he left the game, the Broncos were coasting with a 14-4 lead.

Tyler Greenwalt came in for one inning and after getting just one out, was replaced by Hayes for two innings. Johnny Hernandez closed out the game in the seventh inning. Bryson O’Neill was three for four with an RBI and two stolen bases. Hartz was two for three with a stolen base. Dewald finished one for four with three RBI. Phillips went one for two with a double and three more RBIs for the day. On Tuesday, March 20, the Broncos delivered Odessa-Harrington with a pair of losses, 13-4 and 15-10. Dewald gathered the pitching win in the first game, going four innings with three strike outs and one hit. Frederick started the second game on the mound and Hartz came on in relief. The OH pitchers struggled with control in both games. They gave up 15 walks in the first game and followed with 16 in the second.

Logan Morley wins rainy day home golf match Sophomore Logan Morley was the medalist in Tuesday’s home golf match. He led the field with a 42 against Davenport, Kettle Falls and Wilbur-Creston.

The Broncos also bagged the team win with a 240. Davenport scored 288 while Kettle Falls posted a 271 and Wilbur-Creston was the closest challenger with a 256.

For the boys, Colby Starring finished with a 45. Trevor Jantz shot a 46. The other Broncos included Brian Campbell, 53; Tyler O’Brien, 54; and Drew Hartz and Derrick

Laird both with a 57. Among the girls, Kristine Lamping shot a 57. Amanda Yockey turned in a 61 and Heather Hennings posted a 72.

Lady Broncos lose league opener to Colfax Jenna Bennett led the hitting with a triple and two doubles Saturday, but it was not enough to lift the team over the Colfax Lady Bulldogs who rolled to 15-8 win in the fastpitch season’s league opener. Originally scheduled to be played in Colfax, the game was moved to Ritzville due to poor field conditions from foul weather in Colfax. The Lady Broncos, 2-1 overall, scored eight runs on 15 hits and had five errors. Colfax scored 15 runs on 10 hits and recorded four errors. Alicia Bolin was the starting pitcher for the Lady Broncos and was given the loss. Bennett and Soraida Chavez pitched in relief. At the plate, Brittany Ste. Marie smacked a triple while Brittany Blaske delivered a pair of doubles and Bolin added one of her own. In non league play on Tuesday, March 20, the Lady Broncos traveled to Odessa-Harrington and pounded the opponent, 20-0 and 16-1. Individual statistics were not available at press time. Head coach John McGregor was out of state.

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By Dale Anderson, Sports Columnist Funny thing about missing a week writing a column, you may need to make it up as long as those thoughts are rattling around in your head. Yes, those things are rattling. As the NCAA tournament progresses down to the Final Four it has been interesting how so many games played out. The big upsets of Lehigh over Duke and Norfolk State stopping Missouri on the very first day, 15 seeds have won before but never two on the same day. I watched the games closely, the one’s that looked like they would become certain blowouts, until the leading team would start to slow things down and burn the clock. By doing this, they took all of their offensive momentum followed by a rushed shot late in the shot clock. The trailing team would often start to shoot the ball better and the defensive pressure would increase. What was once a secure lead came down to hitting free throws and if the leading team didn’t score any points a loss was often their fate. Case in point, the Florida-Louisville game last Saturday, when the Gators had a double-digit lead, lost it and eventually the game when victory seemed all but secure. I have never been a fan of stall tactics and never will be. The same goes for running off time from the shot clock then trying to get a good shot in the last five seconds. I am a proponent of the first shot best shot, which means run the offense and do your best to get an easy lay-in close to the bucket. Most offenses that work to burn off clock spend most of their time far past the three-point line and usually the only good shot they are able to get is a contested long distance jumper that has little chance of falling. I would hope that coaches would see this strategy and notice how many flaws it contains. This is just my humble opinion, of course. I know many people would like to know what I thought of Gonzaga’s two games in the NCAA tournament. No doubt they played very well. They absolutely dominated West Virginia and played well enough

to beat Ohio State. The Zags had two three-pointers that rattled the rim and bounced out, one by Elias Harris and the other by Kevin Pangos. These shots were huge at the time the shots were taken late in the game. Ohio State would follow those misses by making free throws, which made the final score seven. I watched Ohio State play Thursday against Cincinnati and couldn’t believe how many free throws they missed. Why they didn’t miss those a week earlier is beyond me. But they didn’t, and it spelled a 1-1 tourney mark for Gonzaga in 2012. Of course, the second guessers are out wondering why Sam Dower wasn’t in the game late. But there weren’t any positive comments about the twoto-three zone that Gonzaga threw at the Buckeyes that took them completely out of their game and the Bulldogs rallied to tie it up. A victory on this day was not in the cards. But a young freshman by the name of Gary Bell, Jr. stepped up his game and he was the big star for Gonzaga. I see nothing but good things from Bell because he is also a great defender. The Zags lose Robert Sacre and Marquis Carter but they have a solid nucleus for next year. Coach Mark Few has gotten some really good recruits and two of them were starters this year, which is unheard of. I know that some players have left the program mostly because their playing time was going to be limited with the youngsters who were coming to Spokane. If you look at the Final Four teams you most likely have seen a few McDonald’s high school All-Americans. The chances are slim for Gonzaga to get these high profile athletes but they have gotten some solid talent that have been developed during their time in Spokane, and 15 straight years going to the NCAA tournament is the result. So there are no excuses when you give it your best shot and come up short against one of the premiere programs in the nation. I’m still a fan and always will be.

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THE RIGHT TIMING. Lexie Whitaker turned in a good base running effort Saturday for the Lady Broncos, crossing home plate ahead of the throw. Head coach John McGregor and the team kept a close eye on the play from the background. The Lady Broncos eventually lost the game to the Colfax Lady Bulldogs, 15-8.

Sprague Lake group plans trout derby The Sprague Lake Users Group (SLUG) is hosting the first annual Sprague Lake Trout Derby and Fishermen’s breakfast on June 9, from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. Cabela’s and Wholesale Sports are co-sponsors for the event and it is being held during free fishing weekend in Washington State. The Sprague volunteer firefighters from Fire District No. 1 are hosting the fishermen’s breakfast the day of the derby from 5 a.m. until 12 p.m. Anyone is welcome and all proceeds support the local fire district. The fishermen’s breakfast is held in the Sprague Community Center, located at 213 S. C Street in Sprague, next to the fire station. Entry fees for the event are $7 for adults and $5 for “young anglers,” age 16 or under. Tickets are available the day of the derby at the Main Derby Station and at the Four Seasons Resort. Contact

the Main Derby Station at 509-2597060 or the Four Seasons Resort at 509-257-2332. The derby rules for the event are that only fish caught between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. count, all weighins must be in line before 6 p.m. at the Main Derby Station to be qualified, all prizes are awarded at the event and that fishermen should be respectful of each other. All state Fish and Wildlife daily catch and size regulations must be followed at the event. Fish and Wildlife officers are attending the event and are to be present both on and off the lake. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department is patrolling the lake for safety and emergency response needs. SLUG members are requesting that all boat owners carefully inspect boats for invasive species and foreign matter prior to the launch. Boat owners are also reminded to have all required safety

gear onboard and handy at all times. Participants are also asked to respect the private property owner boat launches and facilities. Resorts and private property boat launches are not responsible for accidents, injuries or thefts during the event. Visitors and participants for the event are asked to park vehicles thoughtfully in order to allow space for Emergency Response access. Participants should also be aware of fishermen around them and ensure the safety of both themselves and others in the area. The SLUG members are selling hot dogs, chips and sodas near the Main Derby Station throughout the day. To qualify for prizes, the individual must have a derby ticket. The prize presentation immediately follows the conclusion of the weigh-in at the Main Derby Station. The first place prize is gift

cards and merchandise totaling $500, second place is gift cards and merchandise totaling $100 and third place is gift cards and merchandise totaling $50. Additional merchandise is raffled off after the presentation of the top prizes and an individual must be present to win. The Four Seasons Campground and Resort has services for camping, boat rentals, boat launch, docks and tackle shop, as well as having derby tickets available for purchase. There are no refunds for the event after 6 a.m. on June 9. The Sprague Lake Resort has camping, boat rental, boat launch, docks and tackle shop services available. The Main Derby Station is located on the east side of the lake, just outside of the main gates for the Sprague Lake Resort. Contact the Sprague Lake Resort at 509-257-2864 for more information.

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LRS track shows potential at first meet The LRS track and field team traveled to Moses Lake on March 22, to participate in the first meet of the season. The Moses Lake Junior Varsity Invitational served as a starting point for the LRS team. Matt Fryberger led the LRS boys’ team by finishing first in the three sprint races, the 100-meter, 200-meter and the 400-meter. Heidi Hennings led the LRS girls’ team by finishing third in the 800-meter and first in the 1,600meter race. Team and individual points were not rewarded at this meet

because it was a junior varsity invitational, not a varsity competition. Boys’ results 100 meters: 1, Fryberger 12.23. 2, Hugh Hennings 12.75. 9, Caleb Stanley 13.19. 200: 1, Fryberger 24.81. 4, Ryan Whitmore 26.19. 8, Madison Mabie 26.89. 26, Drew Wilke 28.30. 400: 1, Fryberger 55.05. 1,600: 13, Tyler O’Brien 5:32.04. 18, Dustin Kommes 5:46.14. 110 high hurdles: 1, Whitmore

17.67. 2, Wilke 18.33. 300 hurdles: 1, Whitmore 45.72. 2, Wilke 48.42. 400 relay: 1, Hennings, Fryberger, Whitmore, Caleb Stanley 50.18. 1,600 relay: 2, Kommes, Mabie, O’Brien, Wilke 4:15.98. Shot put: 1, Hennings 35-11.00. Long jump: 2, Kommes 1506.50. 3, Mabie 15-04.00. Girls’ results 100: 1, Kate Schell 13.93. 9, Randi York 14.90. 17, Caitlin Schoessler 15.47. 19, Lara TiceYork 15.56.

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200: 9, Schoessler 31.06. 10, York 31.34. 800: 3, Heidi Hennings 2:51.00. 6, Ariana Salazar 3:09.32. 7, Cassandra Ewing 3:13.26. 1,600: 1, Hennings 6:22.76. 100 hurdles: 5, Maya Wahl 21.65. 800 relay: 2, LRS team 2:02.63. Shot put: 2, Sydney Nelson 2700.00. 7, Haley Campbell 22-04.75. 13, Katie Manke 20-09.25. Discus: 1, Campbell 75-06. 2, Nelson 73-10. 23, Manke 43-01. Javelin: 11, Nelson 56-09. 13, Manke 54-00. 14, Campbell 52-10.

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SJELW place high at first invitational The St. John-Endicott/ LaCrosse-Washtucna track and field team traveled to the Lapwai Invitational on March 17 for the first track meet of the season. The SJELW men’s team finished sixth out of 17 teams with 50 total points. The SJELW women’s team finished second overall with 91 points total. Both of Grangeville’s teams won first place at the event. Darcy Stamper placed first in the high jump and also raced in all three relays, which placed second, fourth and eighth. Freshman athlete Gail Harder stepped up to help the SJELW girls’ relays place first, third and fourth.

Boys’ results 100: 12, Sawyer Hostetler 12.60. 14, Sam Harder 12.63. 34, Kaese Ramos 14.20. 400: 6, Caleb Rich 58.84. 23, Jacob Johnson 77.54. 400 relay: 4, Harder, Hostetler, Stamper, Kaleb Simon 51.64. 1,600 relay: 8, Stamper, Simon, Rich, Graham BeDell 4:12.70. Sprint medley: 2, BeDell, Harder, Rich, Stamper 4:24.10. Shot put: 4, Hostetler 37-00.00. 38, Landon Hallenius 26-11.00. 48, Jordan Morris 24-05.50. 49, Brandon McAdams 24-01.00 Discus: 48, McAdams 59-07. 54, Morris 43-09. High jump: 1, Stamper 5-10.00.

Long jump: 1, Simon 19-03.00. 27, Hallenius 13-11.00. 32, Morris 13-02.00. Triple jump: 2, Simon 3803.50. Girls’ results 100: 8, Gretchen VanLith 14.44. 23, Stephanie Kelly 15.94. 200: 5, Rachel Gfeller 29.34. 800: 2, Shania Bailey 2:49.40. 4, Jordan Porubek 2:54.70 1,600: 1, Sami Bailey 6:08.90. 3,200: 1, Heather Siegel 12:18.60. 5, Meghan Gfeller 14:01.10. 6, Jade Porubek 14:17.60. 100 hurdles: 3, R. Gfeller 18.44. 800 relay: 3, Annie Bailey,

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R. Gfeller, Harder, Anne Fleming 2:03.10. 1,600 relay: 4, A. Bailey, Jo. Porubek, Sh. Bailey, Harder 5:01.10. Sprint medley: 1, A. Bailey, Jo. Porubek, VanLith, Harder 2:13.40. Shot put: 5, Brooklynn Hostetler 25-06.00. 21, Sh. Bailey 20-01.50. Discus: 3, Hostetler 77-02.00. 19, Sa. Bailey 55-07.00. 21, Ja. Porubek 52-11.00. High jump: 9, A. Bailey 400.00. Long jump: 13, Jo. Porubek 11-09.00. Triple jump: 3, R. Gfeller 2910.00. 6, M. Gfeller 27-01.75.


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Big Bend Bowl League Scores Commercial League Mar. 22, 2012 Kagele’s Kandies 47-25, Herb’s Body Shop 42-30, Ritzville Tire Co. 39-33, Herb’s Farm 36.5-35.5, Team 6 30-42, Cow Creek 21.5-50.5. Team high series: Herb’s Farm 3229. Individual high scratch series: Randy Benzel 746. Individual high games: Randy Benzel 278, Jerry Neilan 248, Dave Breazeale 237, Don Rosentrater 236, Gerry Klinich 225, Andy Lefevre 220. Sunday Mixers Mar. 25, 2012

Wallbangers 10-2, Fantastic Four 6-6, 4 A’s 6-6, Strikes or Nothing 2-10. Team high series: 4 A’s 2486. Individual high scratch series: Andy Lefevre 656, Yvette Armstrong 466. Individual high games: Randy Benzel 248, Aaron Madison 245, Tony Vostral 227, Yvette Armstrong 189, Dorothy Armstrong 173, Diane Rosentrater 146. Independent League Mar. 26, 2012 Joe’s Body Shop 210.5-101.5, Viking Drive-In 179-133, Bauer U 172-140, Coca Cola 147.5-164.5, Bolin Plumbing 136-176, Faure Farms 90-


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Ritzville Adams County Journal

March 29, 2012

Little Guys learn the wrestling ropes The Ritzville Little Guy wrestling team traveled to Reardan for a tournament on Saturday, March 24, and many of the athletes returned home with top place finishes. The athletes that competed at the Reardan event are Brice Carson, Dawson Carson, Eric Carson, Harley Carson, Deacon Haase, Wyatt Kulm, Nicholas Labes, Dakota Lane, Timothy McLellan, Raymond Melville, Thomas Rosen and Zane Swanger. The rest of the athletes that could not attend the Reardan tournament are Ayden Alfonso, Zack Curtis, Eric Hayes, Laurel Hayes and Canyen Whitaker. In their appropriate weight and age division, the Little Guy team had one member finish in second place, two third place finishers and eight fourth place finishers. The second place finisher is D. Carson, and the third place finishers are B. Carson and Rosen. The fourth place finishers are E. Carson, H. Carson, Haase, Harder, Kulm, Labes, Lane and McLellan. The Ritzville Little Guy program is in its third year and the wrestlers range in age from six to 12. The teams that competed in the Reardan tournament were Davenport, Grand Coulee, Keller, Kettle Falls, Lakeside, Medical Lake, Nespelum, Reardan, Ritzville and Wilbur Creston. On March 31, the Ritzville Little Guy team travels to Almira Coulee-Hartline (ACH) where they compete against 12 other teams. The team then travels to the Jason Crawford Memorial Tournament at the Spokane Convention Center on April 7.

LITTLE GUY. Nicholas Labes wrestles against an opponent from Keller during the Reardan tournament on Mar. 24. Labes finished fourth overall in one of the six-year-old divisions at the tournament.

PINNED. Timothy McLellan attempts to pin his opponent during his first match at the Reardan tournament last Saturday. McLellan finished fourth overall in the 11-year-old competition and helped gain recognition for the Little Guy team.

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HEADLOCK. Eric Carson puts his opponent from Medical Lake into a partial headlock during the wrestling tournament last Saturday. Carson placed fourth overall in the eight-year-old division at the Reardan tournament. Journal photos by Katelin Davidson

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THIRD GRADE. Reading counts award for the month of February was earned by Brooke Coons.

EAGER READER. Reading counts award in the sixth grade for the month of February was earned by Tara Tellefson.

BOOKWORMS. Top readers for the second grade in the month of February are, from back (left to right) RebaAnn Dean, Brenda Hernandez, Alexis Melcher, Bailey McLellan, Carson Cox-Kelton. Front row (left to right), Sierra Smith, Amy Anderson, Daniella Oliva. Journal photos by Janis Rountree

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March 29, 2012

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Ritzville FFA thrives at districts The Ritzville FFA chapter sent a group of members to compete in various competitions at the District 9 Leadership convention on Mar. 8 at Moses Lake High School. There are 15 schools that participated in the district competition. The contests held at the school consisted of rituals, public speaking, extemporaneous speaking, creed, first year member, sales and parliamentary procedure. From this contest, the top two qualifiers in each event continue on to the state competition in Pullman. The first year member contest is a non-qualifying event, which does not send teams to the state competition. The Ritzville FFA rituals team finished first in the competition, beating out seven other teams in the contest. The members for the rituals team are the chapter officers for Ritzville. Mallory Kessler is president, Tyler O’Brien is vicepresident, Katie Manke is secretary, Kate Schell is treasurer, BJ White is reporter, Cort Ruzicka is sentinel and Brian Campbell traveled as the alternate for the team. The chapter sent two members to participate in the creed competition, O’Brien and White. A total of 10 contestants presented the creed, and O’Brien finished first and White placed fourth. The first year member team of Heidi Hennings, Matt Leffel, Randi York and Trevor Jantz finished in fourth place out of the 13 teams that competed in the contest. In the public speaking competition, Ritzville FFA member Mariah Kiel placed sixth. The Ritzville FFA chapter also sent a parliamentary procedure team to the event and the group of all girls, finished first overall. The team consisted of Taylor White, Amanda Yockey, Catie Coon, Haley Oestreich, Ashley Ambers, Haley Campbell and Brooke Pichette served as an alternate for the group. The rituals and parliamentary procedure teams both continue on to the state competition with the first place finishes. O’Brien also travels to state for his first place finish in the creed competition. The Washington FFA state convention takes place on May 10-12 at the Washington State University campus in Pullman.

FFA CREED. BJ White and Tyler O’Brien competed in the Creed contest with eight other contestants. O’Brien finished first and White finished fourth overall.

RITUALS TEAM. The Ritzville FFA officer team competed in the rituals competition, finishing first in the event. The team consisted of back row (left to right) BJ White, Mallory Kessler, Cort Ruzicka and Brian Campbell, and front row Kate Schell, Katie Manke and Tyler O’Brien.

FIRST YEAR. Trevor Jantz, Matt Leffel, Heidi Hennings and Randi York competed as a team in the first year member contest and placed fourth out of 13 teams. PUBLIC SPEAKING. Mariah Kiel participated in the public speaking contest at the FFA District 9 Leadership event and placed sixth.

PARLI PRO. The parliamentary procedure team finished first in the competition and the team consisted of (left to right) Haley Oestreich, Catie Coon, Ashley Ambers and Haley Campbell, as well as not pictured teammates Taylor White, Amanda Yockey and Brooke Pichette.

Journal Photos by Katelin Davidson

Lind’s FFA teams score big at CDE districts

The Lind FFA chapter sent two teams to the District 9 Team Career Development Event (CDE) competition at Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake on Friday, Mar. 16, and both teams earned top honors. Lind FFA took one team in Agronomy and one team in Farm Business Management. The agronomy team members included Grayson Whitaker, Bryden Laird, Dylan Bilodeaux and Beau Jones. The agronomy CDE participants must be knowledgeable of seeds, insects, soils and crops. They also must demonstrate how to solve problems related to crop production. The team placed first in the event, moving them on to the state competition. Whitaker placed first in the competition, Laird placed second, Jones finished third and Bilodeaux finished fourth. The farm business management team members were Connor O’Neill, Derrick Laird, Mackenzie Ellis, Maya Wahl and Cathrine Hentges. In farm business management, participants must demonstrate business management skills and

understand economic principles. They must be able to apply those skills and principles to agriculture and agribusiness. The farm business management team also placed first in the competition and move on to the state competition. O’Neill placed first overall, D. Laird finished second, Ellis placed third, Wahl finished fifth and Hentges placed seventh in the competition. The agronomy competed in the state competition on Wednesday, Mar. 21, where they placed first in state. With this accomplishment, the agronomy team comprised of all freshmen competitors, moves on to the National FFA agronomy competition in November. This is the sixth consecutive year that the Lind FFA chapter agronomy team has placed first in the state competition. Both Whitaker and B. Laird finished in first and second place, and because of their accomplishments, they each have been awarded a $1,000 scholarship. Bilodeaux finished third in the overall competition and Jones placed fifth. The team received plaques, both as individuals and as a team, for their achievement.

AGRONOMY. The Lind Agronomy team received the first place in state and individual awards on Wednesday, March 21. The team members and state representatives are (left to right) State Treasurer Hannah Nelson, Bryden Laird, Grayson Whitaker, Dylan Bilodeaux, Beau Jones, McGregor company representative, State Secretary Kyle Largent and State Reporter Eliana Bolt.

LIND FFA. The Lind Farm Business Management team received first place in the district competition. The team members (left to right) are Maya Wahl, Connor O’Neill, Cathrine Hentges, Mackenzie Ellis and Derrick Laird.

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Ritzville Adams County Journal

March 29, 2012

American Cancer Society seeks volunteers for summer camp American Cancer Society Camp Goodtimes – East is presently recruiting volunteers for this summer’s week-long camp. The summer camp, which is offered free of charge to children diagnosed with cancer, is set for Aug. 3-11, at Ross Point Camp on the shores of the Spokane River,

just east of Post Falls, Idaho. According to Kari Allen, director of Camp Goodtimes – East, camp counselors are being recruited from colleges throughout Washington, Idaho, Montana and North Dakota. “We are looking for young men and women who not only enjoy teaching and

participating in the many activities we have at camp, such as: canoeing, swimming, the climbing wall, campfires and a boat cruise, but most of all they have to love being around the kids and helping them have the time of their lives during that one special week,” said Allen. Allen explains that the camping

experience is intended to “allow the kids to just be kids,” without them having to worry about their next doctor’s appointment or cancer treatment. “We are looking for volunteers who have a joy for life and compassion for what many of these young campers go through every day of their lives since they were

diagnosed,” Allen said. Volunteer counselors must 18 years of age and pass a background check. To obtain a volunteer application packet, contact Kari Allen at 509-242-8302, by e-mail at, or download an application at www.cancer. org/campgoodtimeseast.

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Public Notices

NO. 12 4 00015 6 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS RCW 11.40.030 SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR LINCOLN COUNTY In the matter of the Estate of JOHN J. HENNINGS, deceased. The personal representative named below has been appointed as personal representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent that arose before the decedent’s death must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the personal representative or the personal representative’s attorneys at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the Clerk of this court. The claim must be presented within the later of (1) thirty days after the Personal Representative served or mailed the Notice to the Creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020 (3); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of this notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim will be forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW section 11 and RCW 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. Date of First publication: March 22, 2012. /s/ PAULINE L. HENNINGS Personal Representative Attorney for Personal Representative: Norman D. Brock Brock Law Firm, P.S. 529 Morgan St., P.O. Box 249 Davenport, WA 99122 (Mar. 22, 29, Apr. 5, 2012) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

NOTICE OF CALL FOR BIDS Adams County Department of Public Works RESOLUTION NO. R-15-2012 Notice is hereby given by the Board of Adams County Commissioners that sealed bids will be received at their office in the Courthouse, 210 W. Broadway, Ritzville, Washington, 99169 until 10:00 a.m., Monday, April 2, 2012 at which time and place they will be publicly opened and read for purchase and delivery of the following: One – 14 k Hydraulic Dump Trailer Please identify bids on the outside of the envelope as: “Bid for Hydraulic Dump Trailer - 2012” Specifications and bid forms are available at the Adams County Public Works Department office, 210 W. Alder, Ritzville, Washington, 99169. Bids must be on the forms provided by the Public Works Department office and be attached to the County specifications. Bidder shall submit bid in separate sealed envelope addressed to the Adams County Board of Commissioners, 210 W. Broadway, Ritzville, Washington 99169. The Board of Adams County Commissioners reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive informalities or irregularities in the bids or in the bidding, if the best interest of Adams County will be served, or to accept the bid, which in their opinion serves the best interest of Adams County. Bidders are advised that Adams County, being a municipal corporation, is exempt from Federal excise tax. The Recipient, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.C. 2000d to 2000d-4 and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Department of Transportation, Subtitle A, Office of the Secretary, Part 21, Nondiscrimination in Federally-as-

sisted programs of the Department of Transportation issued pursuant to such Act, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively ensure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises as defined at 49 CFR Part 23 will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, national origin, or sex in consideration for an award. Dated this 19th day of March, 2012. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ADAMS COUNTY, WASHINGTON /s/ RUDY PLAGER, Chairman /s/ ROGER L. HARTWIG, Vice-Chairman /s/ JEFFREY W. STEVENS, Commissioner ATTEST: /s/ LINDA REIMER, MMC Clerk of the Board (Mar. 22, 29, 2012) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– NOTICE TO VENDORS ADAMS COUNTY VENDORS LIST APPLICATION In accordance with RCW 36.32.250 and as authorized by the Board of County Commissioners; the Adams County Department of Public Works is now accepting applications for its Vendors List. The list will cover the purchase of materials, supplies and equipment not connected to a public works project with an estimated to cost greater than $2,500, but less than $40,000. Required application forms can be picked up or mailed/faxed to you by: Adams County Department of Public Works Attention: Chris Cook, 210 West Alder Ritzville, WA 99169.

Land Transfers Phone (509) 659-3276, Fax (509) 659-3295 Minority and small businesses are encouraged to apply. (Mar. 29, Apr. 5, 2012) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC HEARING FOR BOARD OF DIRECTOR NOMINATIONS The Adams County Noxious Weed Control Board’s Public hearing for Board of Director nominations will be held on April 10, 2012 at 1:15 PM in the Weed Board office at 201 West Broadway, Ritzville, WA. The Hearing will be held for the purpose of reviewing the nominee applications received to fill the following Director terms which will be expiring: Section 1: That area located North of I-90 The list of nominees, from which the Director will be selected, will be submitted to the County Commissioners, who will make the appointment. /s/ MARILYN J. SIELAFF Clerk of the Board (Mar. 29, Apr. 5, 2012) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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Thomas Kummer, a single person, Othello, to KT Properties, LLC, a Washington limited liability company, Othello, Farm Unit 7, Irrigation Block 47, Columbia Basin Project and Farm Unit 18, Irrigation Block 47, Columbia Basin Project, $735,500. Mark A. Mohs, a single man, Othello, to Martin J. Mohs, a single man, Othello, Lot 22, Sunburst Estates, $188,500. Othello Latin Seniors Organization, a Washington Non-Profit Corporation, Othello, to Enrique and Hermelinda Montes, Othello, Lots 1, 2 and 3, Block 30, Town of Othello, $12,000. Vanessa Maynard Descenzo Weaver, who acquired title as Vanessa Maynard Dascenzo, as her separate estate, Wenatchee, Wash., to Isidro Gonzalez Orozco, a married man as his separate estate, Othello, a portion of Farm Unit 85, Irrigation Block 49, Columbia Basin Project, $152,500. Frederick A. and Jorene L. Zumdahl, Ritzville, to Scott D. Gilder and Tammy Clemm-Gilder, Ritzville, a portion of Lot 3, Block 3, Von Holt’s Subdivision of Block Ninety of Greene and Prouty’s Second Addition to the Town of Ritzville, and a portion of Lot 3, Block 1, T.W. Hauschild’s Addition to the Town of Ritzville, $100,000. JD Investing, LLC, a Washington limited liability company, Caldwell, Idaho, to Adrian Montes and Maleni M. Diaz, husband and wife, Othello, Lot 26, Kameron Estates Division 1, together with 2011 Nash Mfg. home, $115,000. Sonny B. and Jeanette Smith, Moses Lake, to Richard A. Ledgerwood, Lind, Lots 13, 14, 15 and 16, Block 40, Neilson Bros. Second Addition to the Town of Lind and EY2 Lot 7 and all of Lot 8, Block 40, Neilson Bros. Second Addition to the Town of Lind, $72,000. Miguel and Rafaela Pruneda, and Leonardo V. and Leticia L. Garza, Othello, to Daniel L. Nygard, a single man, Othello, Lots 1-10, inclusive, Block 1, Othello Realty Co’s First Addition to Othello and Lots 1-5, inclusive, Block 2, Othello Realty Co’s First Addition to Othello, $290,000.


Charles H. and Charlene M. Dorrell, who took title as Charles H. Dorrell, a single person and Charlene M. Davis, a single person, Mattawa, Wash., to Gary and Nicole Nugnet, Othello, a portion of Lot 11 and all of Lot 12, Highland Estates, $45,000. Cobian Ritzville, LLC, a Washington limited liability company, Quincy, Wash., to Jose G. Cervantes and Juana Ramirez de Cervantes, husband and wife, Cheney, a portion of Lot 9, Block 3, Town of Ritzville and a portion of Lot 8, Block 3, Town of Ritzville, $140,000. Glenn Farms, LLC, a Washington limited liability company, Everett, Wash., to Richard P. and Cynthia G. Colley, Othello, Farm Units 22 and 23, Irrigation Block 45, Columbia Basin Project, $990,000. Heart of the Basin – Habitat for Humanity, a Washington non-profit corporation, Othello, to Telesforo Banuelos and Evelia Juarez, husband and wife, Othello, Lot 3, Block 172, Othello Land Company’s First Addition to Othello, $94,000. Dorothy M. Allert, as her separate estate, an undivided one half interest; and Dorothy M. Allert, as to a life estate for an undivided one half interest, Louis D. Allert, as his separate estate and DelRae M. Buehler who acquired title as, DelRae M. Buehler, as her separate estate each as to the remainder of the one half interest, Ritzville, to Nealey and Marinella, a partnership, as nominee, Dayton, Wash., Government Lots 1 and 2, a portion of Section 4, Township 17 North, Range 35, E.W.M., $145,000. Catherine C. Emry, also known as Catherine C. Bennison, as her separate estate, Othello, to Leonard D. and Susan M. Lyon, Othello, Lots 8 through 14, inclusive, Block 4, Original Town of Othello, $175,000.

NOTARY PUBLIC Service Available at:

216 W. Railroad Ave.

TO PLACE AN AD CALL (509) 659-1020


002 Help Wanted

002 Help Wanted

004 Services

011 Homes & Real Estate

NURSING ASSISTANT Certified. Life Care Center of Ritzville is looking for more team members for our 40-bed skilled nursing facility. We are a 5-star CMS rated facility that is joint commission accredited. Life Care Center of Ritzville provides total quality nursing care in a home-like environment. We are looking for N.A.C.’s to join our dedicated, consistent staff to continue our tradition of outstanding surveys, low employee turnover and exceptional customer service. We offer competitive wages with a benefit package and experience match. Contact Aimee Schell, Director of Nursing at 509-6591600 or send resume to Life Care Center, 506 S. Jackson, Ritzville, WA. 99169. EOE..........................................1-05-tfc –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– RITZVILLE WATER PARK. Park and Recreation District No. 4, is accepting applications for lifeguards for the 2012 season. Must complete the required first aid, C.P.R. and lifesaving training. Salary DOE. Applications may be obtained at the Ritzville Public Library, Ritzville High School or online at Deadline for applications is April 6, before 5 p.m...........................3-15-3tc –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– LIND SWIMMING POOL. Park and Recreation District No. 3 is accepting applications for pool lifeguards. Must be 15 years of age and have lifeguard certification. Also accepting applications for assistant manager and water safety instructors, must be 17 years of age. Salary DOE. For questions, contact Darlene O’Neill at 509-677-3602 (evenings). Applications are available at the Lind High School and Jim’s Market. The Adams County Park and Recreation District No. 3 is an EOE. Deadline for applications is April 6........... ....................................................3-22-2tc –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– WANTED: Persons looking for legal office training. Spokane Community College is taking applications for its legal office programs. Excellent graduate placement. Fall quarter financial aid deadline is April 16! Information: (509) 533-8068 or (509) 533-7398...................................3-15-3tcc ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

ADAMS COUNTY Department of Public Works is accepting applications for Temporary Seasonal Help at the following locations: Ritzville Maintenance Shop, Lind Maintenance Shop, Othello Maintenance Shop. Assignments will involve working outdoors in all weather conditions while performing maintenance and litter activities, which require labor and /or operation of power equipment. Applicants must be 18 years of age, a high school graduate, possess a valid Washington State driver’s license and a current Flagging and Traffic Control card. Pay Range is $10.43/hr. to $10.90/hr DOQ. Applications are available at 210 W. Alder, Ritzville, WA 99169 or call 509-659-3276. Adams County is an equal opportunity employer...3-29-2tc –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– HOUSEKEEPING position available, part time, must be available to work weekends. Apply in person, 105 W. Galbreath Way, Ritzville................................3-22-tfc ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

TELECKY CUSTOM FENCING - By Dale Telecky. Specializing in barbed wire, chain link, vinyl fencing and dog kennels. Rock drilling available. Also carrying a complete line of chain link and vinyl fence materials. Estimates. 659-4212 or 6600256. TELECC0928J2................5-18-tfc

FOR SALE: 3 bed 2 bath home, 2099 N. Snyder Rd. Ritzville. 40 x 30 insulated shop. 30 fenced acres with riding arena 8 miles east of Ritzville. $174,000. Larry Zagelow, 509-9882100, 877-332-2100, Century–21 Beutler...............................................3-15-4tc


017 Homes For Rent

LaCrosse/Washtucna Athletic Cooperative COACHING POSITION AVAILABLE

Ritz Roadhouse

Now Accepting Applications

Perms • Foils Wax • Cuts • Nails

Dawn Wolf, Owner 701 West First Avenue • Ritzville

005 Autos & Trucks

We’re building a team dedicated to customer service and preparation of top-notch food. Successful applicants must be willing and able to multitask. Wanted: servers/hostesses, combination dishwasher/prep/cook, and line cooks. Cooks should have barbecue experience. Knowledge of desserts and bakery items a plus! Pick up applications from the clerk at Ritz Food Mart Conoco, 1507 S. Bauman Road, and return them there. No phone calls please. Interviews will be conducted in early April.

LaCrosse/Washtucna Athletic Cooperative COACHING POSITIONS AVAILABLE Assistant and Head High School Girls Basketball Coach

The LaCrosse/Washtucna Athletic Cooperative has an opening for the position of Assistant High School Football Coach. For information about this position or for application materials, please contact Sandy Martin at the LaCrosse School District (509) 549-3591 or Jeff Nelson at the Washtucna School District (509) 646-3211. The position is open until filled.

The LaCrosse/Washtucna Athletic Cooperative has openings for the position of Head High School Girls Basketball Coach and Assistant High School Girls Basketball Coach. For information about these positions or for application materials, please contact Sandy Martin at the LaCrosse School District (509) 549-3591 or Jeff Nelson at the Washtucna School District (509) 6463211. The position is open until May 1, 2012 or until filled.

LaCrosse and Washtucna Schools are EOE

LaCrosse and Washtucna Schools are EOE

Assistant High School Football Coach


Classifieds work! Call 659-1020 to place yours.

3 BEDROOM HOUSE, new washer/dryer, newer carpet, close to schools, city park, water park, tennis courts. 205 E 8th, Ritzville. $625/month, $550 deposit. Call Vicki, 509-431-7224....................3-29-2tc –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– WANTED: Awesome renters who love gardening. 2 bedroom 1 bath home in Ritzville. $550/month, plus utilities. First & security. You get free, fresh organic produce for the rest of 2012. Available Apr. 7th. (509) 347-6496....................3-22-2tc

018 Apartments For Rent 1 BEDROOM 1 BATH apartment for rent. $400/month. First, last and security. Available early April. Contact Steve (460)2704262..........................................3-29-2tcc

ADAMS HOUSE APARTMENTS 401 W. Broadway, Ritzville, WA 99169 Phone: (509) 659-0401 Fax: (509) 659-1059 Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

2000 Freightliner. PTO’d & wet kit’d., power mirror, air and windows, AM-FM, cruise, air drop cab, well kept interior. Extremely clean Washington truck! Will go to 525 HP, 1850 torque. $26,900. Please call Class 8 Trucks, 509-534-9088. N. 521 Eastern, Spokane, WA 99212.

We have 1 bedroom units open NOW! If you would like to apply please come by and ring the office buzzer to the left of the door during office hours! If no one answers please call 509-659-0401. Senior, elderly, handicap and disabled housing. Must be income eligible and pass a background check. Water, Sewer and Garbage included.

010 Farm Equipment

Classifieds Work!

WANTED: $205,000 LOAN. Repay 6%, $1025 monthly, then 3 year balloon. Excellent security credit on 1850 Sunset Highway #2 and Hayford Road, near Wal-Mart. Booming Airway Heights. Details, Harding 509-467-4381.........................3-8-1tp

MINI STORAGE UNITS available. Union Elevator, Lind. 677-3441..................3-15-4tc

011 Homes & Real Estate PASTURE LAND. Young Farmer/Rancher interested in finding pasture for small herd with room to grow with possible purchase in near future. Does not need to be fancy but dependable water source. 509-322-1419...........................3-22-2tcc

021 Misc. for Rent

022 Commercial For Rent LARGE OFFICE/RETAIL for lease Main Ave., Ritzville. 3600 sq. ft. ADA bathrooms, A/ C, parking - build to suit. Ritzville Motor Co. (206) 604-8117.......................4-5-tfc –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– MECHANICS SPECIAL. Ag shop, 2 hoists, air, great location in town, $350. Call (509) 435-6100..............................2-2-tfc

031 Furniture Your local Real Estate Agent for all your listing or selling needs. Rick Sawyer


FOR SALE: full size mattress, box spring and bed frame, $75. (509) 347-6298........ ..................................................3-29-1tcc

037 Misc. for Sale FOR SALE: 1973 Seaswirl 18’ boat, 165 H Chev 6 IO 438 hours, enclosed canopy, 65# Thrust 12V solar guided electric motor, fish finder EZ loader ytrailer with wench, extra prop. Oscar Olson (509) 659-1528....................................3-22-2tp

040 Notices RUMMAGE SALE at Heartland Realty, 215 W. Main, during business hours. Office supplies, Christmas decorations, furniture and lots of miscellaneous items. Check them out before they’re gone! Reasonably priced.....................3-29-2tc


The Classifieds are the PERFECT place to buy and sell mechandise, recruit new employees, announce your community events or find a new job! Call Janis at 659-1020 or email us at: to place your ad today!

038 Pets

043 Lost & Found


FOUND: Ring, on corner of 7th and Washington, downtown Ritzville, on Mar. 25. To claim, call Steve or Vicki, 509-347-6124... ....................................................3-29-1tp

045 Statewide Classifieds

SARAH - Tabby - Grey Mix: An adoptable cat in Othello, WA. Sarah is about 3 months old, litter box trained, loving and smart. She will be spayed next week, and all ready to find her new mom or dad. Sarah has been in a foster home but longs for a family with a forever, indoor only home to call her own. She has beautiful unique brindle patches on her back that mixes in her grey tabby creating a beautiful cat! If you would like more info on this sweet girl, please email foster mom Sunny for more info at sonniastewart@aol. com or call her at 509-260-1386.Transport is available to the Seattle area for an approved adopter. Adoption fees are based on the vet bills incurred for each cat.


040 Notices

LIND SCHOOL DISTRICT will hold its spring “Childfind” event on April 16 at 8:30 a.m. This event includes screening children under the age of 5 for delays in the areas of motor, communication, social, schoolreadiness and daily living skills. If you know of a child who may need this service please contact Lind Elementary to schedule an appt., 677-3481.....3-22-3tc –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– GREAT VINTAGE Easter items at “Remember When...” Antiques. Fill an Easter basket with memories. See us at 311 W. Main Avenue, Ritzville..........................3-22-2tc –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– BLUE BIKE CAFE is open Friday only this week. Hours: 11 a.m.–2 p.m. & 4-7 p.m. See you there! 659-0402............3-29-1tc

042 Card of Thanks CARD OF THANKS Many, many thanks to those who helped us celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary! Special thanks to Colleen, Eric and Aimee and their families for hosting a great party. Thanks to Margaret and her crew from Blue Bike Cafe for the delicious buffet. Laura and Ron Evans did a great job duplicating our origianl wedding cake. And to those of you who came to the party, sent cards and greeted us personally, we are truly grateful. We love you all! Sherryl and Vince Evans CARD OF THANKS We would like to thank our wonderfully supportive community and excellent members and volunteers that made our annual sale a success. Without your support, we wouldn’t be able to host free programs and support the library with their e-books membership dues. Thank you! Friends of the Library

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Feb. 28, 5:35 p.m. – Ritzville complainant advised of juveniles left at home alone with no food, while listed parents went on vacation. Complainant further advised this is all third party information. Deputy Aaron Madison checked on the subjects in Lind and found all basic necessities of life were being met. Feb. 28, 11:54 a.m. – Ritzville complainant advised of a suspicious vehicle, last seen east on Heinemann from Batum. Originally seen at Weber and 1 1/2 miles west of Batum. Vehicle is a white 1997 Ford F1 pickup. Complainant has seen vehicle in the area several times. Deputy Ben Buriak checked the area extensively and didn’t locate the vehicle. Feb. 27, 10:50 p.m. – City of Ritzville police department requested agency assistance with a 911 hang up call at a location on West Broadway Ave. Feb. 27, 8:00 p.m. – Complainant from Creston advised that they are setting up a rock crushing and screening plant in the area of West Lind-Warden Road, Lind. It will only be manned during the week. They will be operating large equipment and have a great deal of diesel under lock and large copper wire as they will have a generator on site. Complainant requests regular area checks. Feb. 27, 4:30 p.m. – Lind complainant advised of two students that were picked up by a parent that resides out of state. The local parents were notified and upon contact advised that there is no parenting plan in place. Deputy Buriak contacted all parties involved, determined the children were safe, and advised them this was a civil matter and to obtain a parenting plan. Feb. 27, 12:24 p.m. – Lind complainant reported the windows being shot out of two small sheds at a location on North Deal Road and West Calloway Road. Deputy Buriak contacted complainant and was advised within the last week the windows were shot out of the abandoned sheds. The main concern for the report was for the farming equipment located near the area. Complainant requested more patrols of the area. Feb. 26, 11:25 p.m. – A complainant from Connell advised dispatch of a collision on South Roxboro Road, Hatton. The collision was found to be on the 1000 block of Roxboro Road. A state collision report was filed. Feb. 26, 1:44 p.m. – WSP Trooper Randall Elkins requested agency assistance with a traffic stop on east I-90 westbound at milepost 219. The driver has a suspended license and warrants. Feb. 26, 12:16 p.m. – Ritzville complainant requested a standby at a location on North Batum Road, while they fixed a barn door that had blown off during a windstorm. Dep. Madison stood by while complainant fixed the door. As complainant and Dep. Madison were leaving the home owner arrived on scene and thanked them for the assistance with the door. Feb. 26, 5:30 a.m. – Lind complainant advised of an open door at a location on East Second Street. Deputies Madison and Ned Bernath cleared the building and no one was located. Dep. Madison contacted the responsible person and advised them of the situation. Feb. 25, 9:34 p.m. – A complainant from Moses Lake requested agency assistance contacting a subject on East Third Street in Lind. Feb. 25, 6:36 p.m. – Ritzville complainant advised of a vehicle parked in the roadway just south of Bell Crossing. Deputy Jeffrey Lane and Sergeant Troy Mock found the vehicle about one mile south of Bell Crossing. A few minutes later an AAA tow truck arrived with the listed subject and removed the vehicle. Feb. 25, 2:30 p.m. – Ritzville complainant advised of a subject trespassing on their property on West Griffith Road and North Kulm Road, Odessa. Deputy Bernath and WSP Troopers Mark Shepherd and Dean Burt responded and located the subject taking scrap metal. Steven Angel Hernandez was arrested and booked for trespassing

Ritzville Adams County Journal

March 29, 2012

Adams County Sheriff’s Report


and theft in the third degree. Sgt. Mock was advised. Feb. 25, 8:34 a.m. – Ritzville complainant requested a call or contact reference suspicious activity at their residence via phone or in person. Deputy Bernath contacted complainant at the residence on East Rehn Road. Complainant advised when they returned home from work, the day before, they noticed that a drawer in the residence had been opened. Complainant advised that nothing appeared to be missing or otherwise disturbed. Feb. 25, 7:16 a.m. – Lind complainant advised of a dead deer blocking the roadway on North Lind-Hatton Road. Deputy Bernath arrived on scene and cleared the deer from the roadway. Feb. 24, 10:22 p.m. – Lind complainant advised of loud music at a location on West Second Street. Deputy Lane contacted the residence, listed subjects were not home and music was turned off. Feb. 24, 5:54 p.m. – Washtucna complainant called and reported a possible assault that occurred on Feb. 22 near East Booth Avenue. Victim and suspect will be back on Feb. 27. Deputy Buriak will interview the subjects then. Feb. 24, 3:38 p.m. – Lind complainant advised of several bulk seed bags outside on the west side of the building over the weekend. Complainant requested extra patrols in the area to see that they are not disturbed. Feb. 24, 3:11 p.m. – Washtucna complainant advised of being bitten on the arm by a dog. Complainant advised the bite did not break the skin. Requested the owner be contacted. Deputy Buriak contacted complainant and owner of the animal, who was provided with a dangerous dog pamphlet. Animal was found to be current on all shots. Dangerous dog letter will be forwarded to owner. Feb. 24, 10:17 a.m. – Ritzville complainant advised of two pit bull dogs wandering around the area of East Weber Road and North Paha-Packard Road. Owner was contacted and picked up the dogs. Feb. 23, 12:35 p.m. – Odessa complainant advised of property being taken and phone not working. Deputy Buriak contacted complainant on North Batum Road, who advised of missing items they had already reported in past calls. Complainant advised when they took out the trash they noticed some metal racks were gone. Dep. Buriak also checked the complainants phone to ensure it was working and it was. Feb. 20, 1:12 p.m. – Ritzville complainant advised of a Great Dane wandering around that showed up at their residence. Deputy Buriak determined the dog was abandoned. The dog is an older female gray and white Great Dane. The dog has a collar but no tags. Complainant advised they would care for the dog until claimed, or contact Pet Rescue. Feb. 19, 10:11 p.m. – City of Ritzville Sergeant Mark Cameron requested assistance with a CPS issue involving listed subjects, at the hospital. Deputy Lane and Sgt. Mock stood by until the situation calmed down and then cleared. Feb. 19, 11:53 a.m. – While on patrol, Deputy Bernath was contacted by two separate Lind complainants advising of a family owning two nuisance dogs. One complainant was concerned because the dogs seemed aggressive. Dep. Bernath advised both to contact Lind City Hall so they could voice their concern about the dogs roaming at large. Dep. Bernath contacted the owners of the dogs and explained the complainant concerns. Owner advised they will make sure the dogs are contained. Feb. 18, 6:52 p.m. – Ritzville complainant advised dispatch of a traffic hazard report of a male subject walking along Schoessler Road near Interstate 90. Subject was reported to be confused or intoxicated and looking for his vehicle. Deputy Lane found the subject next to a red van that was on its side. The van was on the shoulder between the freeway fence and the I-90 west bound off ramp at Schoessler Rd. WSP Trooper Carmen Herrington arrived and took over the collision and DUI

investigation. Feb. 18, 3:59 p.m. – Ritzville complainant called and advised third party information of a vehicle, unknown description, in the area of complainants junk pile on West Griffith Road, Odessa. Deputy Bernath arrived in the area and was unable to locate vehicle or subjects. Feb. 18, 8:31 a.m. – Lind complainant advised of a railroad tie that had been damaged and pulled out of the ground. Complainant also advised a trailer door was open. Complainant did not want contact, but did request extra patrol. Feb. 17, 5:28 p.m. – A complainant from Moses Lake advised of a possible court order violation, via texts and phone calls. Suspect lives in Adams County. Deputy Bernath attempted to contact the complainant and left message. Feb. 16, 1:40 p.m. – Odessa complainant advised of five vehicles that need hulk vehicle reports. Complainant requests a deputy call to make arrangements. Deputy Buriak called complainant and left a message. Dep. Buriak will meet with complainant the following day and complete the hulk vehicle forms. Feb. 16, 9:39 a.m. – Lind

complainant advised of a student disclosure of inappropriate touching and threats. Deputy Buriak contacted the subjects and investigated the matter. It was determined nothing inappropriate occurred nor was a real threat made. Parents were notified of the matter. Feb. 15, 10:04 p.m. – Adams County Sheriff Deputy Bernath cited and released a male subject for driving while license suspended in the third degree. Subject also had a misdemeanor warrant out of Franklin County but the jail was full. Feb. 15, 5:42 p.m. – Ritzville complainant advised of a suspicious vehicle at a location on North Deal Road. Deputies Madison and Bernath contacted the listed subject who advised they are leasing the ground and checking on horses. All information checked out and complainant was advised of the situation. Feb. 15, 2:31 p.m. – ACSO advised dispatch of an unoccupied disabled semi and trailer at a location on East Danekas Road, Ritzville, blocking east bound traffic. The driver returned and advised they ran out of fuel. Deputy Buriak stayed on scene until the semi was refueled and on its way.

Feb. 14, 1:25 p.m. – Washtucna complainant advised of two male subjects in a brown Ford truck with a blue canopy who are towing away a blue Chevy van from complainant’s property on North D Street. Deputy Buriak responded and contacted the alleged suspect who had possession of the vehicle. It was determined the vehicle was signed over to listed subject by the registered owner and no theft occurred. Complainant was advised of the matter. Feb. 14, 12:20 p.m. – Lind complainant advised of a recent car purchase from a subject, that they later found out of a lean on the car. Complainant would like a call on their options. Deputy Buriak contacted the complainant and advised the matter was civil and to contact the person who sold them the car. Feb. 14, 9:13 a.m. – Lind complainant has abandoned vehicle on his property on South Van Marter Avenue and needs a hulk vehicle form filled out. Deputy Buriak contacted complainant and inspected the vehicle. A hulk form was filled out and given to complainant as requested. Feb. 13, 2:47 p.m. – Lind complainant advised of two male

subjects in a blue and silver van parked on South Highway 21 and acting suspiciously. Deputy Buriak and Sergeant Stacy Flynn responded and learned the subjects had legal right to be there. Units cleared without incident. Feb. 13, 2:20 p.m. – Lind complainant advised of a possible violation of court order via cell phone. Deputy Buriak contacted complainant who advised they believe that their partner’s exspouse is using an unknown carrier pre-paid cell phone to contact the partner and claiming to be someone else. The couple has changes their phone numbers and only the family has them, they believe the exspouse is obtaining the information from the children. Feb. 13, 11:21 a.m. – Lind complainant advised of getting harassing phone calls for money. Complainant advised the subject that calls makes threats if money isn’t sent. Deputy Buriak contacted complainant about the issue and was given a phone number from New Westminister, British Columbia. Complainant was advised not to send any money and to change his number. Complainant does not want a new phone number but would look into getting calls blocked.



Betty Payseno Betty LaVerne Payseno passed away on Mar. 15 in Ritzville. She was born in Bonin Springs, Mont., on Dec. 30, 1932, to Howard Sigmund and Grace LingleSigmund. Friends and family described her as a fun person and a very hard worker in her home and in her yard. She was preceded in death by a son, Michael J. Payseno in 1985. She is survived by her husband Jim Payseno of Ritzville; a son, Leon Payseno of Vaughn, Wash., who was with her when she passed; a daughter, Debra Short of Vaughn, Wash.; and a son Steven Payseno of Tekonsha, Mich.; sisters, Evelyn Fenton of Gig Harbor, Leona HallLee of Olalla, Wash., Shirley Hahn of Ellensburg and Darlene Woolery of Tacoma; a brother, George Sigmund of Inchelium, Wash.; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Services are planned for Mar. 31 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Lake Bay, Wash., at

3:30 p.m., followed by a reception at the Key Center Fire Hall; and Apr. 7 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Ritzville, at 2 p.m. Condolences can be sent to the family via email at

Harriet Keison Harriet (Smith) Keison, passed away Mar. 20 at the Life Care Center of Ritzville at the age of 88. A descendant of a Washington state pioneer family, she was born in Odessa on Oct. 27, 1923, to Harry and Esther (Schmidt) Smith. She grew up on the family wheat farm near Batum. She attended a one-room schoolhouse and graduated from Odessa High School. She married Donald R. Keison on Nov. 16, 1942. Before Don was shipped to the Pacific corridor during World War II, she followed him to Richmond, Va., where she worked in a torpedo factory. During the war, she came back to Ritzville

and worked until Don’s return in Dec. 1945. They settled in Ritzville after the war and raised their three daughters there until moving to Othello, in 1958. She was employed by the Adams County Extension office for six years in Othello and Ritzville. She was also an active 4-H leader for many years. In 1967, they moved to Spokane where she worked in the Personnel Department of Safeway for 18 years, before her retirement in 1986. During her retirement, she was very involved in researching and documenting the genealogy of her and Don’s families. She was an active member in the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia where she held various positions. She created an extensive collection of genealogy, consisting of research, documents, maps and pictures of the family ancestry, which the family will treasure in the years to come. After Don passed away in 2004, she moved to Orchard Crest Retirement Center in Spokane and lived there until early

2012, when she moved to the Life Care Center of Ritzville. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Esther; her husband, Don; and sister, Ethelyn Dormaier. She is survived by her brother, Edward Smith, Odessa; her daughters, Donnette (Howard) Bourne of Post Falls, Idaho, Nona (Dennis) Thompson of Ritzville and Margo (Greg) Shelman, of Spokane; seven grandsons and one granddaughter, five greatgranddaughters, and one great-great granddaughter. Visitation is held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, Mar. 24, at Danekas Funeral Home-Ritzville; Interment follows at 1 p.m. at Ritzville Memorial Cemetery and is followed by memorial services at the funeral home at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider making a donation to the Big Bend Chapter of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, c/o Thelma Sprenger, 202 W. 2nd Ave, Ritzville, WA 99169.

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