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SERVING THE GRAND COULEE DAM AREA, WASHINGTON STATE

JULY 20, 2011

New council takes control on reservation

newly-elected member from the Omak District, was named CBC vice-chairman. Darlene Zacherle, After a sometimes-heated elec- another new CBC member, from tion season fueled by popular Keller, will serve as council secdemands for change, the Colville retary and chair the Employment Business Council seated five new and Education Committee. Andy members Thursday, then elected Joseph, Jr., an incumbent counnew committee heads in an atmo- cil member who won re-election sphere mixed with respect, concil- from the Nespelem District, will liation and new momentum. serve again this year as chairman At the anof the Human nual swearServices Coming-in cer“The people have placed mittee and was emony for their trust in us, and have selected as the the governNespelem Dissent us a clear message that trict Represening body of they expect forward-looking, Confederattative on the ed Tribes of decisive and fair leadership. CBC’s Executhe Colville tive CommitWe will not let them down.” Reservation, tee. Michael O. “I didn’t re— Michael Finley Finley was ally want to CBC chair re-elected to run against the top leadanybody,” said ership position of the Tribes. Finley, Brooks, who had defeated vetfrom the Inchelium District, will eran councilmember Mike Marchserve his third consecutive term as and. Brooks on Thursday praised chairman of the CBC. Marchand and fellow outgoing “I am honored to again serve as Omak council member Shirley chairman of the Colville Business Charley, plus Keller’s John StensCouncil, and look forward to work- gar, who lost to Zacherle, for years ing with all of the newly-elected of dedicated service and vast and incumbent members over the knowledge of tribal and national coming year,” Finley said. “We have issues. He noted Marchand had a number of very important issues given him his phone number and to deal with, some big challenges had urged Brooks to call if he ahead, but I know we’re up to the needed any help. task.” “I appreciate your time served Ernest “Sneena” Brooks III, a on this table for us,” Brooks said.

by Scott Hunter

Short time wonder Visitors taking a tour of Grand Coulee Dam Monday peer over the edge of the spillway, taking advantage of their good timing that allowed them to see the Columbia River spilling over the top, a rare occurence in midsummer. The spill, at

about 150,000 gallons a second Tuesday morning, was expected last week to last another week or two. — Scott Hunter photo

Resident questions city’s nuisance authority

by Roger S. Lucas

An Electric City resident is questioning the city’s authority to limit how many vehicles he can store on his property. Ted Christianson, who lives on the corner of Gold Avenue and Sunset Drive appeared at last Tuesday’s city council meeting to spar with city officials on his car collection and city snowplowing practices. He had asked another resident, Steve Salstrom, to speak for him. The city had raised a question about the number of vehicles he had parked around his property. Salstrom said all Christianson’s vehicles were licensed and that state law allows him to have as many vehicles

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as he wants. Mayor Jerry Sands explained that the city has jurisdiction in such matters if the property is within the city. It was noted that most of the vehicles were “classics” or “collectibles” and that the vehicles were for restoration. Christianson, now speaking for himself, asked why he was expected to keep up city property. Some 20 feet of the corner of his property is city right-of-way, he said. “I landscape it and keep it up,” Christianson said. He then tore into the city for its snow plowing practices. He said that city snow plows threw snow onto his property and wrecked his

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Hound dog hobby keeps Nespelem man on the wildlife trail by Roger S. Lucas

Jordan Leskinen runs hound dogs. Or you could look at it the other way and say, “hound dogs run Leskinen.” Either way you would be correct. Leskinen, who lives on the outskirts of Nespelem, has about a dozen hound dogs, ranging in breed from “Red Bone,” “Blue Tick,” “Red Tick” and “Plott” to “Walkers,” Walkers being his favorites. He trains and uses the dogs to chase and tree bear, cougar and bobcat. Leskinen does it for the love of the sport, watching his dogs do what they are bred to do. “I take the number of dogs that I have radio collars for (six) and drop them off so they can pick up a scent,” Leskinen said. Then the hunt is on. The dogs actually talk to him and let him know what’s going on.

“Each dog has a distinctive bark, and this changes according to what is going on,” Leskinen explains. When the chase is underway, the dogs let him know. And when an animal is treed, their bark changes so he knows they have something up a tree. While Leskinen takes a gun along for protection, he doesn’t shoot the animals, he said. “When they are treed, that’s the end of the hunt,” he said. “I pet the dogs and let them know that they have been successful, and then try to find another scent to chase.” “I always take a few older and more experienced dogs along so they can teach the younger dogs,” Leskinen said. The husky-voiced dogs tip the scales at 30 to 40 pounds, lean and anxious to work. “They get pretty excited when they see that I am getting ready to go on a hunt,” Leskinen said. He got a taste of hound hunting from his father when he was very young, and about 10 years ago started acquiring his own hounds. They are papered and registered See HOUNDS page 2

Board hopes for more public input by Roger S. Lucas

The Grand Coulee Dam School District board of directors is holding off passing a new discipline policy until the public has additional opportunity to comment on it. At last Wednesday’s meeting, the board voted to move forward on the discipline policy at its July 25 meeting, allowing some extra time for public comment. The board has been skittish on passing the new policy, which tightens up current policy and comes as close as the board wants to go to “zero tolerance” for rules violations by students in extracurricular activities . It offers up a one-time opportunity for a student athlete to correct his or her behavior before being banned for participating in sports activities, a policy that the board feels will be unpopular. The discipline policy had been scheduled for a second reading Wednesday after which time it would have become current policy. However, the board still felt it hadn’t had enough public input on the idea and wanted to provide extra time for comment. You can get a copy of the current proposed policy at the school district office and make comment on it until the board meets next Monday. It is also availble online at: http://ow.ly/5Icwy.

The proposed policy’s provisions include:

Jordan Leskinen with two of his younger hounds, Jane and Ruffian. — Roger S. Lucas photo

• If a student-athlete has an unexcused absence for any portion of a game/practice day, they are ineligible for participation that day. Student-athletes who are serving an out-of-school suspension are not eligible for participation in practice or contests that day. • And student-athletes who have accumulated more than 14

absences in a semester are no longer eligible for any athletic programs that semester. • Student-athletes must be enrolled in a full schedule of six classes and maintain a 2.0 (C) grade point average with no failing (F) grades. • Student-athletes must be free from the presence of, or the association with, or the use of legend drugs (including anabolic steroids), alcohol, tobacco products, inhalants and drug paraphernalia during the athletic season, 24 hours a day, on or off campus. • Student-athletes must understand that their involvement in the use, possession, or association with any of those items may result in suspension from all athletics during the school year. • Student-athletes attending an event but not drinking or using any drugs will be suspended for being in attendance if they did not leave immediately. • Violations may be established by self-admission, reports from law enforcement, reports from a student-athlete’s parents or guardian, observation and verification by competent and reliable witnesses or through a school district investigation. • Students will get a second chance if found in violation if they enroll in an approved alcohol/drug/ tobacco intervention program. • A student-athlete will be allowed only one “first violation” and intervention program opportunity during his/her entire high school career. Appeals can be directed to an “eligibility council” made up of two teachers, a school counselor, a coach and the athletic director. If the student-athlete wants to appeal their decision, it goes to the principal, superintendent and then the school board, in that order. The decision of the school board is final.


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Electric City asked to consider traffic changes by Roger S. Lucas

Newly elected Colville Business Council members take the oath of office Thursday. From left are Ernest “Sneena” Brooks III, Sylvia Peasley, Darlene Zacherle, Richard Swan, Ferdinand Louie, Brian Nissen and Andy Joseph Jr.

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“I know you fought hard for a lot of people. … I don’t want that ball that you guys have been carrying to be dropped.” Once seated, the new council each year elects its officers and committee chairs. That process can reveal the leanings of the council as a whole, and one chairmanship election drew to a tie twice, forcing a coin flip. Several were elected by acclimation with no opposition. Brian Nissen, an incumbent re-elected from the Nespelem District, said the process had gone as many pushing for change had hoped it would. Brooks, a candidate favored by a group called Caretakers of the Seventh Generation, was nominated to five leadership roles, ultimately gaining the vice

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chairmanship of the council and chairmanship of the Culture Committee. Nissen will chair the Management and Budget Committee. Ferdinand Louie, a new CBC member from the Omak District, will chair the Community Development Committee. Former CBC member Richard A. Swan, elected this year from the Inchelium District, was selected chair of the Law and Justice Committee. Swan brings 12 years of Council experience to the CBC. Doug Seymour, an incumbent from Inchelium, will chair the Natural Resources Committee. Ricky Gabriel, an incumbent from the Nespelem District, again will lead the Council’s Tribal Government Committee.

Other members of the Council include incumbents Sylvia Peasley of the Keller District; Harvey Moses, Nespelem District; and Cherie Moomaw and Ernie Williams from the Omak District. Luana Boyd Rowley is a newly-elected Inchelium District representative. “This is an exciting time for the Council, as we welcome five new members and our returning incumbents,” Finley said. “The Colville Business Council will work hard to serve the best interests of our Tribes and our membership. The people have placed their trust in us, and have sent us a clear message that they expect forward-looking, decisive and fair leadership. We will not let them down.”

if necessary. If public input is limited, school directors plan to pass the budget after the public hearing is over. Carlson said this is the sixth time that district officials have gone through the numbers in preparing the budget. He said last Wednesday that he hoped to have the final elements of the budget put together by last Friday. Normally the district has its budget hearing during the first half of the month, but because the state Legislature’s session was late and decisions on state funding for schools was delayed,

the hearing will be during the July director’s business meeting. Carlson said Thursday that the next budget will be in the $8.322 million area, down about $168,000 from the current budget amount. The district will end the current school year with about $400,000 in its reserve fund and if the projections are accurate should end the year at the same reserve level. “We are going to be very frugal in our spending this next year, in case some of our funding sources don’t materialize,” Carlson stated.

District set to adopt $8.3 million budget by Roger S. Lucas

People who would like to become familiar with the Grand Coulee Dam School District’s budget and give input on it can do so before the board of directors passes it. A public hearing on the district’s 2011-12 budget will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, July 25, in the district office. The deadline for passage of the budget is July 31, but Superintendent Dennis Carlson said that it could be delayed beyond that date

Hounds

purebred dogs, and he keeps a history of their blood lines. A well-trained hound dog could go for $1,000 to $2,000, depending on the blood line. He has only treed one cougar, and, “Bobcats are smart and wary, and hard to hunt,” Jordan noted. All the dogs are named, and have their own personalities. “Once in awhile a dog will tangle with a bear,” Leskinen said. “One time one of the dogs got a couple of scratches when he got too close,

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landscaping. “You came to my house one morning and asked us to plow to your curb,” Mayor Jerry Sands responded. “That’s what we did.” The plowed snow knocked out a 1-inch by 4-inch board holding back bark along the curb. In other council activity, the mayor reported that knapweed near Coulee Playland had been treated, that the city was working with the state Department of

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but he wasn’t really hurt.” It normally doesn’t come to that, Leskinen said. “A bear can outrun a pack of hounds,” he said, “but when they get close, a bear will usually find a good tree and climb up it.” Usually, the dogs will pick up scent from the road and they will tree a bear within a short distance. The radio collars keep Leskinen in touch with the dogs when the chase is long. “The radio signal is good for

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lem lies at Western Avenue and SR-155. It was pointed out that if a motorist stops at the white line on Western, he or she can’t see traffic coming along the state highway. It was suggested that the city look into traffic mirrors that would allow a motorist to see if anything was coming before pulling out. The intersection has been the subject of discussion on numerous occasions.

District rehires after pink slips by Roger S. Lucas

Two members of the school district’s classified staff got good news from the board last Wednesday night. They got rehired, after being let go as a result of the district’s “Modified Education Plan.” Aaron Derr and Kerrie Utz both received notices that they will be rehired for the 2011-12 school year. “While we are rehiring the two, we haven’t made any decision on where they will be assigned,” Superintendent Dennis Carlson said Thursday. Last year Derr was assigned to Center School and Utz was in special education. Ten classified staff members received their pink slips as a result of the budget cuts; two of these positions were erased by attrition, leaving six former staff members without jobs. “It is possible that some of these might be rehired when we see what our student needs are,” Carlson stated. The rehires were possible because early budget figures showed the district would have the money. In other board activity, contracts for fall coaching assignments were agreed upon. Receiving supplemental contracts for coaching were: James Caddy, head varsity football coach ($3,400); Lisa Carlson, assistant varsity volleyball ($2,200); Gary Darnold, head varsity cross country ($2,700); Susan Duclos, middle school head volleyball coach ($1,840); Steven Files, high school assistant football ($2,200); Johnny McNeil, middle school assistant football ($1,200); Tammy Norris, middle school assistant volleyball ($1,200); Geary

about seven miles,” Leskinen said. Leskinen works four 10-hour days a week for the Colville Tribes. That leaves him a lot of time to hunt on weekends. You’ll find him and a truck load of hounds in the woods somewhere around Nespelem almost every weekend driving the back roads getting ready for a hunt.

Oliver, middle school head football ($2,000); Joe Tynan, high school football assistant ($1,800); and Jenny Wilson, high school head volleyball ($3,400). In another supplemental contract, Mandi Strocsher will received $6,000 for assuming duties formerly done by the business manager. The board met in executive

session to discuss contracts with both the certificated and classified staff unions. “There are still some details to be finished on these contracts,” Carlson stated. Principals Brad Wilson, Lake Roosevelt High School; Lisa Lakin, Grand Coulee Dam Middle School; and Sue Hinton, Center Elementary; were all issued continuing contracts.

Council Briefs ELMER CITY — Council voted for a $12,570 budget amendment at its meeting last Thursday. The budget amendment takes care of change orders on the town’s Third Street project, which was completed after the budget had been prepared. COULEE DAM — Nora Jenn will be running the town’s information center this summer, Coulee Dam Mayor Quincy Snow advised the town council recently. The tourist center is located in the Mason City Memorial Park on Mead Way.

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Healthy Summer Snacking

In the summer, snacks happen! Do you grab chips and ice cream or substitute with something healthy? If you want to pick a positive snack, but don’t want to feel trapped by a strict diet, try eating some of these treats. You and your family will be surprised at how much you enjoy them! SNACKS: Grapes/Berries Buy and eat them fresh, or pop in freezer and enjoy as a cool treat later Fruit or Veggie Kabobs Veggies, bagel chips or pita slices with a small side of hummus, guacamole or low-fat dressing Real Fruit Snacks Raisins If you want to Diced Melon pick a positive Unsalted Almonds or Walnuts Baked Tortilla Chips with Bean dip snack, try Cheese Sticks eating some of Fresh or Dried Apricots Whole Grain based Trail Mix these treats. Low-Fat Popcorn

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Transportation to get the use of a radar unit that records the speed you are driving, and that a willow tree on Crest Avenue has been severely trimmed.

DRINKS: 100% Fruit Juice Smoothie (blended fruit and yogurt) Real Fruit Tea Water with small bits of fruit frozen in the ice cubes

Choosing a treat that is high in protein and low in sugar will keep your energy high and waistline down.

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Speed limits and mirrors for traffic control occupied city council attention last week, as former council member Bill Vancik asked the council to consider what he said was the need to “slow traffic down” along the city’s main thoroughfare. Vancik called for the city to trim the speed limit on Coulee Boulevard (State Route 155) from 35 mph to 30 mph. He also called for

eliminating some of the city’s infamous juniper trees that he said are blocking the sight of drivers at intersections onto SR-155. Vancik said Electric City’s speed limit through town is 35 mph, but in other towns like Grand Coulee and Coulee Dam the speed limit drops to 30 mph. “Maybe we ought to be consistent,” he said. The idea has been bounced around in council discussions for some time. One intersection seen as a prob-

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Is your summer to-do list filled with outdoor activities? Be alert to possible summer skin irritants, such as poison ivy. Poison ivy grows as vines or low shrubs in most climates. Each leaf on a poison ivy plant has three smaller leaflets. Contact with any part of the poison ivy plant can cause red, swollen skin, blisters and severe itching, usually within two days after exposure. A poison ivy rash usually resolves on its own within one to three weeks. In the meantime, control itching with calamine lotion or hydrocortisone cream. Consult your doctor if you have a severe poison ivy rash or if the rash involves your eyes, face or genital area. Poison oak and poison sumac cause a similar rash.

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O P I N I O N

No neighbor is an island

In our news coverage this week and last, we find examples of a type of conflict that will never stop supplying news stories: those that outline government regulation curbing individual rights. Last week, we reported on a conflict between a local businessman seeking to add on to his business, but finding what he regards as unnecessary costs added to the project by Grand Coulee city procedures and its contracted building inspector. Below is a letter from Richard Button that calls finer attention to his argument, in which he calls for some common sense and a fresh look at city policy. This week, we bring you another conflict with local government seeking to regulate individual actions on private property in Electric City. Ted Christianson questions the city’s authority to tell him how many cars he can have on his residential lot. Although seemingly quite different, both disagreements emanate from the natural tension between individual and community property rights. Why should a government ever have the right to tell a man what he can do on his own property? Isn’t it a free country?

The fact is arguments can be made successfully on both sides of that question, because, ultimately, it’s a political decision that reflects the changing opinions and values of the community through time. Past mayors of Grand Coulee and Electric City have taken stances more in favor of erring on the side of personal property rights, an attitude reflective of the true-grit nature of those who built the towns during the Great Depression. But over the last couple of decades perhaps no theme has emerged in local public discussion so often as the need to “clean up the town.” This attitude shift comes in recognition of the fact that real consequences exist for neighbors when one of them values what for most constitutes an eyesore or a dangerous nuisance. The courts have no doubt built substantial case law that has encouraged or forced governments to lay down more stringent rules, leading to ever-greater clashes between individuals and government. That’s a concern worthy of your continued attention as a community, and of ours as a newspaper. Scott Hunter editor and publisher

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Letters From Our Readers City’s stifling policies hinder business growth For the past 10 years I have been growing a progressive, successful graphic design business locally and abroad. I have done this with professional, no-nonsense design and a not afraid to work my “Button” off for my clients approach. I am not a wasteful person by nature, which is part of the reason I am a successful small business person. The city is asking me to waste money, I won’t do it. The city’s current position to do business with a Richland, Wash.based company for building permit applications and inspections is hindering business growth in the area. For eight months I have been trying to obtain permits, but the city’s building inspector maintains the position that they are unqualified to read my plans. In turn, I have to pay an engineer to stamp the plans so they know my plans are compliant with building codes. I will then eventually have that same unqualified company do my

inspections on the very structure they told me they are unqualified to review, hence the engineer? A pole building has the city’s inspectors out of their depth? The city should read the code book. NO WHERE within the code book states that I have to have “Engineered Plans” for a pole structure in Grant County. It states I have to comply with “building code and engineering practice,” which my PROFESSIONALLY DESIGNED and NATIONALLY COMPLIANT (Designed to IRC Perspective Code for Seismic D1 and Below Wind Speed of 110 m.p.h.) plans do. So again I ask, what is the hold up here? Other than your inspector that can’t read my plans? I do not want or need to shell out another $1,000 or more on top of what permitting will already cost me. You shouldn’t have to blow the majority of your budget on permitting, fees and paperwork. The city wonders why few businesses

around here make improvements. Well, from my perspective it’s really quite simple, most businesses in this area just can’t afford to. I will survive, creative solutions is what I do. I will work around the situation the city has dealt me and I will have an even better solution soon. The problem is most businesses in the area aren’t as nimble as mine. A policy review would most likely not help me at this point, but it may help others in this area overcome the hurdles small business has around here. Shouldn’t this be a goal the city and its council should be interested in? Just a guy trying to clean up Main St. who has dedicated the last 17 years to small business marketing. Richard Button www.buttonit.com

Re: Mr. Button’s concerns with “building code” enforcement Your (Mr. Button’s) attitude is right out of the 1970s. I say this because I built a home near Electric City 30 years ago. The “Code” requirements were given to me by Grant County or the city - three pages of #6 font texts. No engineer’s stamp required. Just a dream and good sense was required. (My banker wanted proof that it would be done “right” and he got it - still, no engineer stamp required.) It’s still standing and will for as long as it is maintained - like any property with or without an engineer’s stamp. In 1975 city or county officials would have provided minimum requirements and their building inspector would have ensured you complied. Maybe the attitude was “if you don’t build it right, well, it’s your money - and you will look foolish in the eyes of your community.” Maybe it was a “survival of the fittest” mentality. Noteworthy, “minimum” specifications consider safety needs. Remember three years ago when the Coulee area “contracted building inspector” stopped work on a project in Coulee Dam because

he didn’t like its look? The project had an engineering stamp, yet this non-engineer building code inspector caused financial loss to a local builder. In short, your building department is saying they don’t have sense enough to tell you if your structural plans have met minimum requirements, but they are so profoundly knowledgeable that they will reject the requirements of a professional engineer. From where I sit, it appears society today lacks common sense. America seems not to be the “land of the free.” More so, it seems to be the land of the oppressed freed only after successfully hurdling endless city, county, state, federal, and international laws and regulations. (That right, when you improve your property in the Coulee area you must answer to the “international” community.) What has happened to us? When? Who’s winning? Today, corporate executives earn 400 times what union factory floor workers make - in the 1970s these same executives made 50 times what factory workers made. I’m not capable of connecting the

dots (I’m not smart, but I know when something smells …). So if you chose not to build your structure because of the needless “engineers stamp,” who loses? Plenty of material retailers lose, and your community loses (your property taxes will not increase and an improvement is lost.) And, of course, you lose. Hopefully, maybe Mr. Button will have the energy to fight this injustice and succeed in turning back the clock to a time when common sense was the measure of necessity. Honestly, he can’t do it alone. Somehow the reasonable among you should be heard and your will should be done. However, if you choose to sit this one out, you must recognize that you will be doing what most have done for the past 30 years (and robbed us of certain reasonable liberties.) Best wishes to Mr. Button. Dennis Thomas Owner, Sage Inn Restaurant property

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As the House Committee on Foreign Affairs gears up for a markup of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act for Fiscal Year (FY) 2012, I would like to raise concern about the ongoing ethnic interest-driven allocation of U.S. aid to Armenia and the Armenianoccupied Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan. Since 1992, the U.S. Congress has been allocating funds to address humanitarian needs of the victims of Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. In 2005, under pressure from the Armenian-American interest groups, the wording of the State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Appropriations bills was revised to provide U.S. funds only to the Armenian community of Nagorno-Karabakh. Meanwhile, over 600,000 Azerbaijanis expelled from the region in the course of the conflict remained deprived of any U.S. assistance. In the absence of a political settlement to the conflict mediated by the United States, ethnicity-driven U.S. assistance to a conflict party not only undermines the original Congressional intent, but also damages the U.S. foreign policy. Furthermore, in the last six years, the allocation of funds to the Armenian community of NagornoKarabakh was increased without any basis from $3 million to $8

million. According to the 2010 Congressional Research Service report, up to $8 million was made available for Nagorno-Karabakh in the Omnibus Appropriations Act for FY2009 (P.L. 111-8) and the Consolidated Appropriations Act for FY2010 (P.L. 111-117), while actual aid and absorption capacity has been only $2 million. In regards to the U.S. aid to Armenia, this country’s expansionist policy has been a main impediment to the development and peace in the South Caucasus. Since 1993, in violation of several UN Security Council and General Assembly resolutions, Armenian forces continue to occupy the fifth of neighboring Azerbaijan, with hundreds of thousands of Azerbaijanis forced out of and unable to return to their homes. Armenia’s aggressive policy extends itself to directly challenge the U.S. interests as well. According to the information from the U.S. Embassy in Armenia, in 2003, under personal supervision of then Armenia’s Defense Minister (and now President), Serzh Sarsgyan, Armenian government sold 1000 RPG-22M rockets and 260 PKM machine guns to Iran. These Armenian weapons were further used by the Iranian-backed Hizballah brigades in Iraq to kill the U.S. serviceman, Sgt. Matthew Straughter, during an RPG-22 at-

tack on January 31, 2008. While U.S. officials confronted Armenian government about the issue, no action was ever taken, no formal apology was issued and no reparations were made by the Armenian government to the family of killed American soldier. At the time of a slow economic recovery, with the U.S. national debt reaching over $14 trillion, another increase in the allocation of U.S. aid to Armenia and NagornoKarabakh’s Armenian community is unsubstantiated. Hence, I join members of the Pax Turcica Institute (PTI), Azerbaijan Society of America (ASA), AzerbaijaniAmerican Council (AAC) to urge you to ensure that: - any assistance provided to the victims of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is made available to displaced Azerbaijani victims as well; - level of assistance to the Armenian-occupied Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan reflects the demonstrated programmatic capacity; - assistance to Armenia is reconsidered based on U.S. national foreign policy priorities and not the agenda of ethnocentric special interest groups. Ruslan G. Babayev Spokane

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Coulee Recollections Ten Years Ago

The future is coming to Grand Coulee ahead of schedule because it’s the “hot spot.” Grant County PUD started laying fiber optic cable in Grand Coulee and Electric City last week, pushing up by at least a year the arrival of highspeed communications that will allow the area to surpass offerings in 95 percent of the nation, PUD officials said last week. A wildfire that took more than two days to contain burned no homes, thanks to heroic efforts, but put one ranch family’s future income in doubt, scorching more than 3,000 acres of pasture last week. A group of people spoke at length last Wednesday about their concerns with putting a water filtration plant in Coulee Dam’s Cole Park, but a motion to reconsider the idea died for lack of a second at the town council meeting.

Twenty Years Ago

A fast-moving brush fire consumed about five acres of tribal land in Elmer City July 10, coming within 10 feet of one mobile home before being contained. Ken Long, chief of the Okanogan County Fire District #2, said fireworks are sus-

pected as the cause. Directors for the Nespelem School District passed a $1,425,579 budget for the 1991-92 school year at their regular meeting July 15. Colville tribal members cannot be cited for violating state civil laws while on the reservation, a federal court decided July 5.

Thirty Years Ago

The graduating classes of 1950, 1951, 1952 and 1961, Coulee Dam High School, held a reunion on July 11 through 13. Reports from the USBR Grand Coulee Dam Project indicate there has been a significant increase in vandalism to equipment and property over the last three months. Grand Coulee Coors fastpitch team placed second in the Lincoln County Fastpitch league. Craig Nelson was lead hitter with a .456 average. Nelson along with Kary Byam each had seven home runs to lead the team in that category.

Forty Years Ago

Seven girls from the GCD area high schools returned Saturday from Washington State University High School Summer Camp at Pullman. Girls attending were

Teri Gerard, Becky McNuelty, Betsy Corsmo, Pam Akers, Cecilia Hartman, and Sandra and Sharon Olson. The girls stayed in Goldsworthy Hall.

Fifty Years Ago

Cadet Douglas R. Sanderson, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Swante Anderson of Grand Coulee is receiving six weeks of training at the Army Reserve Officer Training ROTC Summer Camp at Fort Lewis, Wash. Mary Kinnuene, a clerk at the Grand Coulee Post Office since Jan. 20, 1936, plans to retire within the near future, as soon as the proper formalities have been completed.

Sixty Years Ago

Four new probationary members were accepted by the Coulee Dam Firemen’s Association at the meeting last week. They were Tom Tobin, Art Oatey, Tom Dunford and Ross King. Fire Chief Stiles reported no alarms for the past three weeks. New officers of the Eagles Auxiliary are Grace Hahn, president; Aurora Mills, vice president; Margaret Miller, chaplain; Annie Muldoon, secretary; Mary Bulloc, treasurer, Mamie Snyder, trustee.


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Obituaries Melvin D. “Buck” Hart Melvin D. “Buck” Hart, 65, departed this earthly life from Coulee Medical Center Saturday morning July 16, 2011, to be with the Lord Jesus, whom he has loved and served for many years, following a long courageous battle with Crest Variant disease. Born January 15, 1946, in Wenatchee to Hubert and Lucille (Austin) Hart, Buck was a man of many interests, belonging to Grand Coulee Nazarene Church, Eagles Club, Moose Lodge and the Laborers’ Union. A “powder-monkey” demolitions expert who was one of only a handful certified for underwater blasting, Buck worked alongside his father during work on Grand Coulee Dam’s third powerhouse, as well as working on such projects as The Chief Joseph Dam, Wells Dam, Libby Dam, Wanapum Dam, Rocky Reach Dam and clearing river blockages caused by the May 18, 1980, eruption of Mt. St. Helens to name just a few. Besides his blasting work however, Buck loved to write, went to school to become a certified private investigator, was an ordained minister, completed the Native New Day Bible Study Course, and was honored to have a part in organizing the Post Falls, Idaho chapter of the National Scleroderma Foundation, traveling to Washington, D.C., on behalf of those suffering from scleroderma. April 24, 2005, marked one of Buck’s proudest moments, when he married Susan “Susie” McDonald in Grand Coulee’s Nazarene Church. Anyone who knew Buck soon found he never knew a stranger, had a wonderful sense of humor - taking any opportunity

to pull a good natured prank, gave everyone their own unique nickname and loved all animals. However, next to his family, whom Buck loved deeply, his great passion was being in the out-of-doors, whether hunting the mule deer around Grand Coulee, elk in the areas around Wenatchee and Yakima or fishing anywhere they were biting such as Lost Lake or at Crescent Bay with Susie. Pre-deceased by both of his parents and daughter Lillie Duncan (2011); Buck’s legacy lives on through his beloved wife Susie; children: Denny Hart (Shirley), Janee Booey, Araminta Burnham, Jackie Browning, Richard Ennis (Shannon), James Ennis, Charis Robin (David), Theresa Martinez (Carlos), Julie Ennis (Joe), Crystal Bintz (Josh), Angela Hart, Jeremiah Hart, Michelle Hart, Amanda Hart, Darlene Hart and Nichole Hart; 17 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brother Cliff Hart (Lisa); sisters: Diane Hillman, Donna Bird (Herb) and Dinah Corrigan (Ed); numerous nephews and nieces and his four footed children: Buddy, Taz, Rover and Duke. All are invited to a celebration of Buck’s life, which will take place at the Nazarene Church in Grand Coulee, on Friday July 22, at 2 p.m. Buck’s family requests that any memorial contributions be made in Buck’s memory to the National Scleroderma Foundation, 300 Rosewood Drive, Suite 105, Danvers, MA 01923 or online at http://www.scleroderma.org/. Strate Funeral Home of Grand Coulee, is honored to be serving Buck’s family.

Paul A. Larson A life that began in Breckenridge, Minnesota on September 22, 1927, during the year that Lindbergh made his solo flight across the Atlantic, had run its course in Olympia, Wash., on Monday, July 11, 2011. He, his parents, and sisters lived in Sioux Falls, S.D., from 1928 to 1939 and then moved to Colorado. During his college summers Paul worked in Rocky Mountain National Park as a seasonal ranger and it was there that he met Nancy Hardin, of Lincoln, Ill,, who was a student at the University of Colorado. She was also employed as a summer naturalist-interpreter at Rocky. They were married in Denver, Colo., in 1954 and in 1957 they began a National Park Service career in Everglades National Park which led to transfers that took them to the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia and North Carolina, to Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area in Utah and Wyoming, to Crater Lake National Park, Oregon, to Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area in Washington State and, in 1977, transferred to the Pacific Northwest Regional Office in Seattle where he served as Chief of Resource Management and Visitor Protection. During the years between 1955 and 1982, they raised four daughters and a son, Deborah (Rath), born in 1955, Stuart Larson in 1956, Kirsten (Jonez) in 1959, Heidi (Brennan) in 1962, and Amy (Townley) in 1964. Bringing children into the world brings with it the obligation and opportunity of providing a loving family upbringing and by 1977, when the children were beginning

to enter college; they majored in the fields that appealed to their talents, resulting in attaining their degrees. During their college years, suitors began to notice the four girls and were being picked out by future husbands who had very discerning taste in women, as did their son. They have all been married for over 20 years and, collectively, have been blessed with nine children: Michael Jonez (23), Katie Jonez (19), Kelsey Brennan (21), Craig Brennan (19), Rachel Townley (19), Keaton Townley (15), Parker Townley (13), Erin Larson (17), Keith Larson (14), and one greatgrandson, Alex Jonez (born June 28, 2011). After he retired from the National Park Service, Paul spent three years as a portrait photographer in a downtown Seattle studio. In 1998, Paul and Nancy moved to Lacey, Wash., for their retirement years. Paul is survived by his wife, Nancy-Lee and their five children and spouses, their nine grandchildren, and one great-grandson. A Celebration of Life for Paul will be held on Thursday July 21, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 1208 11th Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501 at noon. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the National ParkFoundation, 1201 Eye St. N.W., Suite 550B, Washington D.C., 20005, (202) 371-2066, Providence Mother Joseph Care Center, 3333 Ensign Rd. NE, Olympia, WA, 98506-5012, (360) 493-4900 or to the charity of your choosing. Please sign the Book of Memories at www.woodlawn-funeralhome

Leonard H. Trevino Leonard H. Trevino was born in Artesia Wells, Texas, December 9, 1921, and went to be with the Lord Tuesday, July 12, 2011, in Spokane. Leonard worked construction for multiple projects including Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane and the Grand Coulee Dam. He also bravely served his country in the Pacific Rim during WWII. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years Pearl Trevino, 9 children: Darryl Stanger (Linda)of Omak; Dwayne Trevino (Katie) of Miles City, Mont.; Esther Crawford (Thomas)of Olympia; Dino Trevino (Ginger)of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.; Yolanda Trevino of Spokane; Lois Trevino of Nespelem; Lisa Trevino of Spokane; Jacque Trevino of Mallott; Justin Trevino (Missy)of Warm Springs, Ore., and Esperansa Trevino of Spokane, as well as countless grandchildren, great-grandchildren and extended family. A wake was held Friday, July 15, at 6 p.m. at Keller Community Center and services were held Saturday July 16, at 11 a.m., followed by internment at West Forks Cemetery in Keller. Please send flowers to Strate Funeral Home, 329 E. Grand Coulee Ave, Grand Coulee, WA 99133. Strate Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Trevino Family.

Agatha Bart Agatha Bart, 85, passed away surrounded by her loving family and friends at her home on Monday evening, July 11, 2011. She was born December 14, 1925, in Nespelem to Harry and Madeline Moses-Jim, and was a life-long resident of Nespelem, Agatha Jim married Charles Daniel Bart there in 1946. For many years Agatha proudly passed on her knowledge of her native tongue to those younger in hopes of preserving her proud heritage. A member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Mission, Agatha loved being involved in many events around the Nespelem community, particularly visiting with friends at the Senior Meal Site. One of her great joys was being at basketball games cheering on her grand-daughter Moyatat, whose basketball uniform Agatha borrowed one Halloween to use as her own costume. She loved to travel, playing stick games and never met a dog or cat she didn’t like. Preceded in death by her husband and love of her life Charles in 2005, Agatha is survived by her children: Linda Bart and Paul Bart; granddaughter Moyatat Bell-Bart; nieces; nephews; four canine children: Pashews, Millie, Magic and Emily; as well as three feline children: Belva, Mateena and CoPizza and her fish Kewa. A community wake at the Catholic Long House in Nespelem was held for Agatha Thursday evening July 14, with recitation of the Rosary at 7 p.m. Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m., Friday, July 15, with burial following at Little Nespelem Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home of Grand Coulee, Washington was honored to be assisting Agatha’s family with arrangements.

Merl E. Ross

Merl was 81 years old when he passed away in Victoria, B.C. He was born in Portland, Ore., to W.R. (Bob) and Mary Ross on April 19, 1930. Merl grew up in Grand Coulee, attending school from the first to the eighth grade. His parents moved to Mason City, now known as Coulee Dam, where he graduated from Mason City High in 1948. While in high school he excelled in athletics: football, basketball and baseball, earning four letters in each sport. Merl grew up in a business – oriented environment. Having been in the newspaper business in Portland, Ore., Bob and Mary Ross started the first newspaper in Grand Coulee in the early 1940’s. It was Merl who named it the “Star.” In 1950, Merl and his wife, Joyce, opened Ross’ Department store in Quincy. He is survived by his wife, Shirley, in Saanichton, B.C., brother Dick Ross of Soap Lake, sons Lane of Kalispell, Mont., Bret of Fresno, Calif., daughter Wendy of Folsom, Calif., and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews in the U.S. and Canada. Per his request, no services will be held.

Obituaries are printed in The Star at no charge. Articles must be either e-mailed, faxed or dropped off at the Star office. They will not be accepted over the phone.The deadline to submit an article is Monday by 5 p.m. For more information, call 509.633.1350 or go to our website at www.grandcoulee.com

Vaneta BrownEagle and Justin Gentemann of Nespelem are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Mateeka S-w-wikist Perry Gentemann on Thursday, July 7, 2011, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 6 lbs., 15 oz., and was 20 inches in length at birth. Siblings include Soarin’Eagle and Breezer Lee Marchand. Maternal grandparents are Andrea Pakootas and David BrownEagle. Paternal grandparents include Mary Bush and Ricky Gentemann. Maternal great-grandparents are Hank and Lorette Pakootas.

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Combs/Massey united in marriage

Nicole Peone and Quentin Basil of Nespelem are proud to announce the birth of their son Tristen Joe Basil, born Friday, July 15, 2011, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 8 lbs., and was 19 inches in length at birth. Sibling includes sister Rebecca Basil, age 4. Maternal grandmother is Rebecca Peone of Nespelem. Maternal grandparents are Joyce Terbasket and Gordy Joe of Keremeos, B.C. Greatgrandparents include Mary and Ed Louie and Sarah Peterson and Clara Dillinger.

Megan Combs, daughter of John and Elaine Combs of Grand Coulee and Nathan Massey, son of Tawni Massey of Warrington, Ore., were united in marriage on Saturday, June 11, 2011, at the Church of the Nazarene in Grand Coulee with Pastor Adrian Harris officiating. Megan was raised in the coulee area and graduated from LOC. Nathan was raised in Warrington and graduated from high school there. The couple is making their home in Lakewood, Wash., where Megan is employed as a nanny and Nathan is currently enlisted in the U.S. Army and stationed at Fort Lewis.

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Class of 1971 this weekend The Coulee Dam High School Class of 1971 will be holding its 40-year reunion this coming weekend. On July 22, the group will meeting from 6:30 p.m. until closing at the Banks Lake Pub. On Saturday, early morning golf from 7 - 10:30 a.m. at Banks Lake Golf

Class of 1951 upcoming The Coulee Dam High School Class of 1951 will be celebrating their 60th Class Reunion on August 12, 13, and 14. An open invitation to those in the community interested in attending. The schedule of events include: Friday, Aug. 12, meeting in the hospitality room at the Coulee House Motel; Saturday, Aug. 13 at catered dinner and Sunday, August 14 a potluck picnic at Spring Canyon. Please notify Herm Caviness, 509-448-5312 or at hjcav@byu.net, if you would like to join us for any of the activities. There is a $25 charge for the catered dinner.

Maura heading History department Guy Maura has been named interim director of the Colville Tribes’ History and Archaeology Department. He replaces Camille Pleasants who departed to continue her education. The department overseas tribal archaeology interests, studies places of traditional interest, maintains the Tribes’ repository and operates the Colville Tribal Museum in Coulee Dam. Maura has been in the department since 1997, and will oversee the work of some 20 employees. Maura hails from New Hampshire and got his archeology degree from the University of Maine. He came west in 1978, when he first worked for the Army Corps of Engineers on a tribal archaeology site along the Columbia River. He lives in Grand Coulee with his family and wife, Jacqueline Cook, who also works for the department.

Club or breakfast at Flo’s Café at 9 a.m. From 11 - noon there will be a tour of the high school with a class picture in the gym at 11:45 a.m. From 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. lunch at La Presa for those that want to. From 5 p.m. - closing socializing at the Electric City Bar and Grill. The patio has been reserved. On Sunday from 11 a.m - 4 p.m. a picnic at Spring Canyon Park. For more information call Bert Smith at 405-919-17890 or 405329-6417 or e-mail bjsmith@telepath.com or bert.smith@benham. com.

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Sunday School, all ages............. 9:30 a.m. Coffee Fellowship..................... 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship...................... 10:45 a.m. Evening Worship........................ 6:00 p.m. Prayer............................. Wed., 11:00 a.m. Bible Study.............................. Wed., noon

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PASTOR KEVIN LIND . Worship Service............................... 10:00 a.m. Fellowship.........................................11:00 s.m. The Alpha Course - Returning next fall. Central Drive at 6th St., Coulee Dam Church: 633-1790 www.couleedamchurch.org

Pastor Mel Pond (509) 775-8129

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Meetings & Notices Chamber at Sunbanks Thursday Evening

The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber will meet this Thursday, July 21, at 5:30 p.m., at Sunbanks Resort Cantina area.

Grant Count Fire Dist. 14 to Meet

Grant County Fire District 14 will hold its regular monthly meeting Monday, July 25, at 7 p.m. at the Electric City Fire Station.

Hospital Auxiliary Meeting Planned

Coulee Medical Center Hospital Auxiliary will meet Tuesday, July 19, at noon at the Melody Restaurant in Coulee Dam.

The Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle is partnering with the Washington Coalition for Open Government to present a free public forum on Washington state’s Open Public Meetings Act and Public Records laws. The forum will be in the Omak City Council Chambers from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 27. A panel of experts will discuss related issues and there will be a Q&A session with public participation. Panelists include State Rep. Joel Kretz, State Records Office Russell Wood, WCOG president Toby Nixon and attorney Greg Overstreet of the Allied Law Group, former Open Government Ombudsman in the state attorney general’s office.

American Legion to Meet

The American Legion meets the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Vets Center in Electric City. The next meeting will August 9. All veterans are welcome.

Free Pinochile at the Seniors

Free pinochle is offered at the Grand Coulee Senior Center Monday, Wednesday and Friday beginning at 1 p.m.

Them Dam Writers Meet

Them Dam Writers meet the first and third Wednesdays of each month. The meetings are held from 1-3:30 p.m. in the art room at the senior center. The next meeting will be held July 20 (today).

New police car prepared

Care and Share Food Bank Open

Police Chief Pat Collins applies decals to a new patrol car Friday, getting it ready for service. He was still waiting on other equipment, including a center console, emergency light bar and radio. — Scott Hunter photo

The food bank at the Church of the Nazarene normal operating hours are Mondays from 2 to 4 p.m. It is located at the Church of Nazarene, hwy 174, Grand Coulee. The bank still can use clean plastic grocery bags.

TOPS Meetings

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter meets on Tuesdays at 9:15 a.m. at Grand Coulee Senior Center prior to the exercise group gathering at 10 a.m. Come and join for the health of it. TOPS#WA1490, Coulee Dam meets on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m., meeting following weigh in downstairs in the ground level fellowship hall in the Coulee Dam Community Presbyterian Church, 509 Central Ave., across from the Colville Tribal Museum. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is a non-profit weight loss organization.

Library Hours

The Grand Coulee Library Story time is every Friday at 10:30 a.m. Regular library hours are Mondays and Thursdays 12:30 - 5:30 p.m.; Tuesdays 12:30 - 7:30 p.m. and Wednesdays and Fridays 9:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m. For information concerning library programs or services call 633-0972.

Local AA Meetings

Confused in the Coulee AA meetings are held on Mondays at 7 p.m., Friday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 9 a.m.. at the Vets Center in Electric City. Call Paul 633-3377 days or 633-3345 evenings. New Hope Group meetings are held Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Vets Center. For more information call John 633-2448. These are open, non-smoking and handicap accessible. In Nespelem, the group Bound and Determined holds its meetings Monday evening at 7 p.m. at the Catholic Church. Contact Myrna 6344921 for more information there.

Seniors Have Wheelchairs, Crutches Available

Through the Grand Coulee Dam Senior Center a program is available to members and other persons who for a short time need a wheel chair, walkers, crutches, canes, bath stools and other items of this type. For those who have any of the above items that are from the center and no longer used please return. If you have any of the above items in good condition and would like to donate them to the center, it would be extremely appreciated. For those who cannot deliver, pickup is available. Call 633-2321 for more information.

Swim lessons to begin Summer swim lessons will be held Monday through Thursday July 25-28 and August 1-4 at Spring Canyon beach area. Extreme swimmers will have classes with Dodie Boyd from 1-1:45 p.m. and Beginners/ Advance Beginners and Intermediate classes will be held 2 – 2:45 p.m.

Senior Meals

Classes are for ages 4 and up with signups and class placement on Monday, July 25 beginning at noon. Lessons helpers are needed! Please call Dodie 6332195 or Tammy at 631-0790 for more information. See you at the beach!

High school proficiency exams coming in August at the GCD Middle School The High School Proficiency Exams (HSPE) will be offered at the Grand Coulee Dam Middle School on the following days for those students that pre-registered for the testing.

Writing - Monday, August 8 (Day 1) and Tuesday, August 09 (Day 2) Students need to report to room 206 at 8:30 a.m., each day. If students are not finished by noon they may continue at 1 p.m., for editing and completion of final draft. Testing ends at 3p.m. Reading - Wednesday, August 10 Students need to report to room 206 at 8:30 a.m. If students are not finished by noon, they may

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open for the HSPE August Testing in Reading and Writing, please call Mrs. Charlene Tracy, District Assessment Coordinator, before August 5 if interested in signing up for the testing. Call Mrs. Tracy at 633-2518 to register for the testing. If no answer; please leave a message on the answering machine: 1) state your first and last name (spelling your last name), 2) state your grade level last year, 3) state which test you are signing up to take, Reading and/or Writing, 4) please leave your phone number for a return confirmation call. Please feel free to call Mrs. Tracy with any questions regarding the August HSPE testing.

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7/9 - A Grand Coulee man seen using his cell phone while driving, allegedly tried to evade police but was finally stopped at a laundromat, where he told the officer he was going to pick up some personal items he had left in a dryer. He came out and said his wife must have already picked up the items. The officer checked with the man’s wife who had no idea what her husband was talking about. He was cited for making false statements to law enforcement, failing to stop at an intersection and talking on a cell phone while driving. 7/11- A man walking in the Electric Boulevard and Sunset area of Electric City said a black dog with a blue eye came out to meet him and then growled at him. He said he had a cane and wasn’t afraid of the dog but that it might hurt some child. 7/12 - A man turned in his .308 hunting rifle to the police department because he no longer hunted. The police put the gun in safe- keeping. - A woman on Sunset told police that someone had taken a work bench priced at $60 from her yard sale without paying for it. She suggested to others having a yard sale to have a guard present. - A wallet belonging to an Oregon man was found at Crescent Bay. Police have the wallet in safekeeping. 7/13 - A woman told police that she saw a man stash a “pipe” in the bushes in back of her home on Dill Avenue. Police went to the spot and found what the officer described as a two-foot section of a “lightweight dust broom.” The item was destroyed. 7/14 - An Electric City man on Electric Boulevard called to report that a black dog with a white eye was running loose. He said the dog had attacked him before. Police couldn’t find the dog. - A report of a car with its emergency flashers on at milepost 22 on SR-155 was checked out by police, but the car was gone when the officer arrived. Police were covering for

the Washington State Patrol whose officer was 1.5 hours away. - A woman on West Grand Avenue told police that she noticed the light on in her garage and saw two men there. When they passed by her bedroom window she told the two to leave and they told her to “shut up.” That’s when she called police. 7/15 - A man and his girlfriend were barred for a week from Sunbanks Lake Resort after he sped through the campground nearly hitting pedestrians. 7/16 - A man wanted on a warrant was arrested and jailed in Grant County after an officer spotted him as he drove by a residence on Bowen Street. - A resident on Miller Place in Electric City told police that someone had taken their $1,100 snow blower from a garage. - A woman told police that a pickup with American flags on it almost hit her as she was walking across a crosswalk on Coulee Boulevard. - Four men at a local motel were told to keep the noise down after police received a complaint. 7/17 - A 20-year-old Electric City man was cited for vehicle prowling after an officer found him among vehicles on Lincoln Street.

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7/12 - A woman on River Drive complained to police that a neighbor’s pit bull mix dog keeps getting into her back yard and snarls and growls at her. She said she was afraid that the dog would attack her. Police advised the dog’s owner of the problem and he said he would repair the hole in the fence as soon as his finances improve. The woman said that this has been occurring frequently the past several weeks. 7/13 - A driver was stopped and warned for having a blue light around his license plate. 7/14 - The USBR’s Plant Protection advised police that there was a strange car in the parking lot. Police checked and found that it had a federal license and belonged to a Bureau of Reclamation employee. - Police were called to a location on River Drive where a strong smell was noted. The officer said in his report that it smelled like a dead animal. The officer looked all over but couldn’t find the source of the smell. 7/16 - Police checked on a domes-

tic violence issue on Birch Street where a woman with a no-contact order against her boyfriend said he had been at the house and slapped her. She said she didn’t want to press charges, but police are asking the prosecutor to file charges of violating a no-contact order and fourth-degree assault. - A complaint was made of a loud explosion coming from the Washington Flats area outside town. Police found two men who were firing at an exploding target, which the report said was legal. They were advised to let police know the next time that they do this and to be careful. - A man complained to police that his former girlfriend kept calling him and sending text messages to him. Police had the man dial the woman on his cell phone and then told the woman directly to stop doing this or she might be cited for harassment. She said she would stop and wanted the officer to tell the man to stop calling her. 7/17 - A Camas Street couple reported that their son had been missing since July 7. They said that he frequently comes and goes. They became concerned when others said they hadn’t seen him for awhile and were concerned for him. - A couple who were walking in the River Drive area reported that they smelled what they thought was something dead and that there was a black plastic bag covered with maggots in the area of the smell. Police cut open the bag and found a small deer inside. They advised Tribal police. - Police were checking on a dead deer report and met up with a vehicle near the water treatment plant. The driver said he was looking for the net pen area in Nespelem and was apparently lost. He said he didn’t know anything about a dead deer. - A California driver sleeping in his car at Riley Point had his nap interrupted by police who rapped on his window. He said he was tired from driving and just resting. 7/18 - A man in his first day on the job driving a dump truck was stopped because he was leaving a trail of sand behind him. He was advised to tell his boss that the opening needed to be fixed and for him to call the town’s maintenance department and make arrangements to clean up the sand.

Knowing your neighborhood

If you have recently made the Grand Coulee Dam area, your new neighborhood, it will probably take you a year or so to know which of your neighbors are new like you, have been here a few years, 10, 20, 30 years or much longer. Some families came from pioneer stock via wagon train or the railroad. We have lived here 31 years and are still meeting people whose parents or grandparents homesteaded in the Hartline, Almira, Coulee City or Rex-DelRio areas up to a century ago. Reg Morgan I was surprised to discover that about 25 percent (my guess) of the active or retired faculty and staff members in the Grand Coulee Dam School District graduated from district schools, went to college, graduated, returned, taught in the school district, retired and stayed in the Grand Coulee Dam area. This all came into play while trying to dig up material for a recent column of “Musings.” Being raised in Seattle, I tried to recall some of the neighbors, their kids and others I knew, chummed around with, were in my Boy Scout Troop or I delivered the Seattle Times, STAR or PI to within a radius of three or four blocks of our house. It would be a good guess that all the adults and even some of their offspring have now departed. Beginning on the north side of my house lived Miss Adell Hockett, a spinster lady who had a big old cat and was responsible for my folks having to get rid of my dog (Timmy), my cocker x mutt who she said, barked all the time. I also recall the ice box she had on her back porch that was filled with 10-20 pounds of ice every Friday morning. On the south side lived the Cullen family. He was a WW II vet, a Seattle fireman and was raised on Vashon Island, just across Puget Sound from our house. He

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bought his house new and the basement was dug out with a team of horses used for excavation. A few more houses further up the street lived George Hendrickson and his wife Ethyl who owned the corner drug store and where I had my first bottle of “Fox Old Emerald.” He was my scoutmaster and my confidant in the ways of the world. Across the street and up a few houses was a family of Scandinavian commercial fishermen, Johnson by name, who built two salmon trollers in their backyard. The boats were launched in the Duwamish River after being floated off the trailer they were hauled in. At the end of the block was the Endolyne/Roxbury Street intersection where Seattle street cars made a turn-around to head back to town. Roxbury Street ran east to west and was the southern boundary of Seattle. Beyond this point was no-man’s land, or so my mother thought. I entered only with the permission of my mother. Fauntleroy Cove (the “beach”) was my “back yard.” It was here I dug sand worms for bait or scraped them off the pilings of the ferry dock, picked the occasional geoduck or dug clams to eat or speared sole flounder with an ice pick attached to a broom handle. I’m not trying to impress you with knowledge of my old neighborhood. I bet if you were to return to your old neighborhood or ranch you could recall instances that took place 50-plus years ago. A few more empty lots have disappeared, to be replaced by a back yard, lawn or a vegetable garden and most of the houses have been repainted two or three times in the past 60 years. But how well can you describe your “hood” or “place” you left it 40, 50, 60 or more years ago? This might be your chance to do some up-to-the-minute daydreaming and reminiscing.

New sidewalks planned for Camas, Central by Roger S. Lucas

A call for bids goes out this week for a new sidewalk project in Coulee Dam. Maintenance Director Barry Peacock said the bid will cover new sidewalks on Central and Camas. The town recently was granted a $100,000 from the Washington State Transportation Improve-

ment Board for the project. The bid calls for site excavation and disposal of existing sidewalks and construction of about 700 square yards of new concrete sidewalk together with crushed aggregate and other sidewalk incidentals. The project was designed by town engineer Tom Haggerty and was first advertised today.

Bid materials were advertised at seven locations from Coulee Dam to Kennewick. Bids will be opened Aug. 4, and the winning bid will be awarded that evening at the town council meeting. Peacock said the work would take about 60 days.

Fund gains certification from U.S. Treasury

Northwest Native Development Fund (NNDF) has become the first “Native Community Development Financial Institution” in eastern Washington to receive certification status by the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institution Fund. NNDF serves entrepreneurs and individuals, tribes and tribal enterprises in the upper northeast region of Washington state in the Colville, Spokane and Kalispel tribal regions. A CDFI is a specialized financial institution that works in market niches underserved by traditional financial institutions. CDFIs such as the NNDF provide a unique web of financial services to their target markets, such as flexible loan products for small or startup businesses, expanding businesses and loans to individuals attempting to get themselves out of

the predatory “pay-day loan” cycle. CDFI’s and the NNDF are unique in that they offer other community services beyond access to financing, said Executive Director Ted Piccolo. Other services include free income tax assistance via VITA sites on the Reservation, a 10-week small business planning course, free family budgeting workshops and one-on-one small business counseling and technical assistance. CDFI certification is a designation conferred by the CDFI Fund and a requirement for accessing financial assistance grants and awards from the CDFI Fund. “This certification and the distinction that comes from this award is a major step in securing potential future funding and is encouraging regarding the status of current grant applications,” Piccolo said.

Water improvement project to start by Roger S. Lucas

A project to upgrade water service to some 70 properties around Elmer City will get underway next week. Cates and Erb Project Manager Terry Johnson said he expected to start work on the main line July 26. The Omak firm submitted the low bid of $441,060.50, for phase one of the water line project. The water line installation will service about 20 properties known as Riverview Water Association, and about 50 properties within the adjacent Grandview Village trailer park. Johnson said his schedule calls for work to be completed by September 25, about 60 days from the start of the project.

The town of Elmer City plans to advertise sometime this summer for phase 2 of the project, which will replace the aging water line for Lone Pine residents. Johnson said that a July 12 preconstruction meeting with town officials and Indian Health Services at the town hall answered most of the questions he had on the project, which is financed by a grant through Indian Health Services. Currently, Grandview Village trailer park and Lone Pine receive water service from Elmer City, and Riverview customers receive their water service from Coulee Dam. The Riverview Water Association, which had struggled to keep up with its Coulee Dam water bill, is currently paid up, Town Clerk Carol Visker advised Coulee Dam Town Council members recently.

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amily time can get lost when the family calendar is filled up with activities, practices, meetings and homework. It’s important to carve out some special time each week to slow down and enjoy making some fun memories together. Food and games are two great ways to connect as a family — and keeping things simple makes it easy to really focus on each other and have fun. These activities are easy and can involve everyone in the family. And these dessert recipes take advantage of the versatility of Sara Lee Frozen Pound Cake — it can be used to make something simple with the family or something a little more elaborate when company comes over. Either way, you get a scrumptious dessert the whole family can dig into. You can find more ways to create family moments — and more dessert recipes — at www.saraleedesserts.com and www.facebook.com/saraleedesserts.

Family Activity: Cooking Show Put on a show in the kitchen! n Gather your family in the kitchen, and put on your chef’s hat and apron. n Set up a video camera to record your cooking activity. n Choose a fun and simple recipe, like Fun-to-do Fondue, to demonstrate to the “home viewers.” n Make sure the kids explain each step aloud. n While eating the finished product, replay the video recording and rate how good your TV chef skills are — Bon Appetit!

Taste-of-the-Islands Banana Foster Trifle

Taste-of-the-Islands Banana Foster Trifle

Prep Time: 30 minutes Serves: 4 – 6 servings 1 10.75-ounce package Sara Lee Frozen Pound Cake thawed 1 8-ounce can pineapple tidbits in juice 1 3.4-ounce package instant coconut or banana cream pudding and pie filling 1 cup heavy whipping cream 1/3 cup sour cream 1/4 cup powdered sugar 2 teaspoons coconut extract, divided 1 cup caramel topping 3 bananas thinly sliced 2/3 cup shredded coconut toasted 1/3 cup macadamia nuts finely chopped Cut pound cake into 1-inch cubes. Set aside. Drain pineapple; reserving juice. Place pudding mix, whipping cream, sour cream, sugar, reserved pineapple juice and 1 teaspoon coconut extract in a large bowl. Beat at medium-high speed with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Combine remaining 1 teaspoon coconut extract and ice cream topping in microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on High until warmed. Layer pound cake cubes in 4 martini or dessert glasses. Drizzle caramel topping mixture over pound cake. Top with coconut cream mixture and bananas. Garnish with pineapple tidbits, toasted coconut and macadamia nuts. This recipe also works well in a trifle bowl.

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Prep Time: 5 minutes Makes 3 cups 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 package big marshmallows (optional) 1 16-ounce package Sara Lee Frozen Pound Cake, thawed and sliced Assorted fruits (optional) Place sweetened condensed milk and chocolate chips in a large microwaveable bowl. Microwave on high for 2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute. Stir with wire whisk until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is well blended. Stir in whipping cream and vanilla; mixing until well blended. Dip pound cake pieces and fruits into warm sauce and enjoy. Cook’s Tip: Refrigerate left over chocolate sauce, covered, for up to 4 days.

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“Sweet Life” Italian Ice Lemon Tiramisu

Prep Time: 20 minutes Serves: 4 – 6 servings 1 10.75-ounce package Sara Lee Frozen Pound Cake thawed 1/3 cup lemonade concentrate 3 tablespoons water 1 cup mascarpone cheese softened 1/2 cup whipping cream 1/2 cup lemon curd 1/3 cup marshmallow cream or fluff 1 teaspoon lemon zest Lemon zest and raspberries for garnish (optional) Cut cake into twelve 1/4-inch slices. Line the bottom of an 8 x 8-inch square baking dish with 6 of the cake slices. Combine lemonade concentrate and water in a glass measuring cup or bowl. Brush half of the cake slices with half of lemonade mixture. Set aside. Place mascarpone cheese, cream, lemon curd, marshmallow cream and zest in a large bowl. Beat until smooth. Spread cake slices with half of lemon cream filling. Top with the remaining 6 cake slices. Brush with remaining syrup and spread with remaining cream filling. Refrigerate for 1 hour to overnight. Garnish with lemon zest and fresh raspberries, if desired.

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Cut construction paper into slips; write clues or riddles on the slips that your child will need to solve. Hide the clues throughout the house and remember to pay attention to how many clues you give and where and how you hide them — you don’t want to create confusion. The last clue should lead your child to find a special surprise. Watch your child run around the house trying to figure out where the next clue is, and then celebrate with a sweet treat at the finish.

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Legal Notices GCD School District Public Hearing Notice The Grand Coulee Dam School District Board of Directors will begin their 6:00 pm July 25th regular scheduled board meeting with a public hearing to discuss and to accept public input regarding the 2011-2012 School Year Operating Budget. Following the public discussions, the Board of Directors will take action during their meeting to revise and/ or adopt the 2011-2012 Budget. A copy of the proposed 2011-2012 Operating Budget may be viewed or received by contacting Dennis Carlson, Superintendent at the Grand Coulee Dam School District Office, 633-2143 or at 110 Stevens Ave., Coulee Dam. (Publish July 13 and 20, 2011)

The Keller School District #3 will begin their 5:00 pm July 20 2011 regular meeting with a public hearing to discuss and to accept public input regarding the 2011-2012 School Year Operating Budget and a 2010-11 School Year Capital Projects Fund Budget extension. Following the public hearing, the Directors will take action during their regular meeting to adopt a 2011-12 Budget and an extension to the 2010-11 Capital Projects Fund Budget. A copy of the proposed Budgets may be viewed or received by contacting Dave Iverson, Superintendent, at Keller School District, 634-4325, or at the district office located at 17 South School Road in Keller.” (Publish July 13 and 20, 2011)

IN THE TRIBAL COURT OF THE CONFEDERATED TRIBES OF THE COLVILLE RESERVATION Colville Tribal Credit Corporation, CD-2010-3341 a landing institution wholly-owned by the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Indian Reservation ) ) ) Plaintiff(s), ) vs. Lyle D. Edwards Evergreen Financial Services Inc., Defendant(s)

TOWN OF COULEE DAM Okanogan County, Washington Sealed bids for: CENTRAL & CAMAS ST. SIDEWALK REPAIR - 2011 Will be received by the Town of Coulee Dam at the Town Hall, until 2:00 P.M., August 4, 2011, and at that time publicly opened and read aloud. One Contract is proposed for the entire work. The proposed work includes:

KELLER SCHOOL DISTRICT #3 BUDGET HEARING AND ADOPTION

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) _______________________________ TO: Lyle D. Edwards, Judgment Debtor(s). The Colville Tribal Court has directed the undersigned Chief of Police, Colville Tribe, to sell the property described below to satisfy a judgment in the above-entitled action. A parcel of land located within the Southeast quarter of the Southeast quarter of Section 8, Township 35 North, Range 27 East, W.M. in Okanogan County Washington more particularly described as follows:

Site excavation and disposal of existing sidewalks, construction of approximately 700 square yards of new concrete sidewalk together with crushed aggregate, and other sidewalk construction incidentals.

1. Town of Coulee Dam 2. Associated General Contractors, Spokane 3. Spokane Regional Plan Center, Spokane 4. Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., Spokane 5. Wenatchee Plan Center, Wenatchee 6. Tri-Cities Construction Council, Kennewick 7. E&H Engineering, 3707 S. Godfrey Blvd., Suite 119, Spokane, WA 99224 Copies may be obtained at the office of E&H Engineering Inc., 3707 S. Godfrey Blvd., Suite 119, Spokane, WA 99224, (509) 744-0245, upon payment of $30.00 per set, which will NOT be refunded.

All bid proposals shall be accompanied by a bid proposal deposit in cash, certified check, cashier’s check or surety bond in an amount equal to five percent of the amount of such proposal. Should the successful bidder fail to enter into such contract and furnish satisfactory performance bond within the time stated in the Specifications, the bid security shall be forfeited to the Owner. No Bidder may withdraw his bid within thirty days of the actual date of the opening thereof.

_____________________________________ Carol Visker Town Clerk Coulee Dam, Washington

Proponent: City of Electric City 10 Western Ave. Electric City, WA 99123 Location of proposal, including street address, if any: The project site is located in the grass area between Palmer Avenue, Kent Street, Grand Avenue, and Taylor Street. Lead agency: City of Electric City The lead agency for this proposal has determined that it does not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment. An environmental impact statement (EIS) is not required under RCW 43.21C.030 (2)(c). This decision was made after review of a completed environmental checklist and other information on file with the lead agency. This information is available to the public on request. •

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• This DNS is issued under WAC 197-11-340(2); the lead agency will not act on this proposal for 14 days from the date below. Comments must be submitted by August 5, 2011. Responsible official: Gerald “Jerry” Sands

Position/title: Mayor Phone: (509) 633-1510 Address: 10 Western Ave., Electric City, WA 99123 Date: June 21, 2011 (Publish July 20, 2011)

SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE PASSED OF THE CITY OF ELECTRIC CITY, WA

(Publish July 20 and 27, 2011)

The judgment debtor may redeem the above described property any time up to the end of the redemption period by paying the amount bid at the sheriff’s sale plus additional costs, taxes, assessments, certain other amounts, fees, and interest. If you are interested in redeeming the property contract the undersigned sheriff at the address stated below to determine the exact necessary to redeem.

(Publish July 6,13,20, 27, 2011)

Arsenic Treatment Facility. The proposed arsenic treatment facility will utilize pressurized filter vessels to remove arsenic from the City’s drinking water. Raw water pumped at the City’s groundwater wells will be directed through the facility where it will be treated with sodium hypochlorite and ferric chloride, the arsenic in the water will be filtered out, and the treated water will enter the potable water system. Periodically, the pressure filters will be backwashed and the backwash water will flow under pressure to the backwash storage tank. The tank contents will be allowed to settle prior to the backwash being recycled back into the treatment facility. The settled precipitates will be land applied annually.

The Town of Coulee Dam is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Small, minority- and women-owned businesses are encouraged to submit bids. The Owner reserves the right to waive any informalities or to reject any or all bids.

Nespelem School District #14 NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING 2011/2012 Budget Proposal & Hearing

Alice McCuen, Office Administrator for Matt Haney, Chief of Police 28 Okanogan Street/PO Box 617, Nespelem, WA 99155 (509) 634-2472

Description of Proposal:

The Information for Bidders, Form of Bid, Form of Contract, Plans, Specifications and Forms of Bid Bond, Performance and Payment Bonds, and other Contract Documents may be examined at the following locations:

Commencing at the Northeast Corner of said Subdivision; Thence along the east line thereof South 0° 23’56” West a distance of 288.39 feet; Thence North 89° 36’04” West a distance of 104.13 feet to the westerly right of way of County Road No. 9320 and the TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING of this description; Thence along a curve concave to the Northwest, having a delta angle of 34° 08’ Rt. and a radius of 925.0 feet; South 39° 06’55 West a distance of 287.45 feet (Chord bearing and distance) to County Engineer’s P.T. Station 10+48.5; Thence South 48° 03’15” West a distance of 689.55 feet to Engineer’s P.O.T. Station 17+38.05; Thence North 44°07’20” West a distance of 627.96 feet; Thence North 19°00’18” East a distance of 162.27 feet; Thence South 86°34’12” East a distance Notice is hereby given that the Board of Directors of Nespelem School of 422.80 feet; Thence North 22°11’21” East a distance of 397.98 feet; Thence South 62°30’13” East a distance of 570.68 feet TO District #14, Okanogan County, Washington, met on June 22, 2011, at THE POINT OF BEGINNING. 5:30 in the school library for the purpose of holding a public hearing for review of the 2011-2012 fiscal budget. The Real Property or its address is commonly known as 351 Notice is hereby given that the Nespelem School District #14, OkaTunk Creek Road, Riverside, WA 98849. nogan County, Washington will complete the budget for the fiscal year Assessor’s Tax Parcel Id#: 3527080006. 2011-2012 and place it on file in the school district administration office July 8, 2011. Copies thereof will be furnished to any person who calls The sale of the above property is to take place: upon the district for them. TIME: 9:00 am Further notice is hereby given that the Board of Directors of the Nespelem School District #14, Okanogan County, Washington, will meet on DATE: August 12, 2011 July 20, 2011 at 5:30 pm for the purpose of fixing and adopting the budget PLACE: Front Entrance, Colville Tribal Courthouse for the fiscal year commencing September 1, 2011. Any taxpayer may #1. appear at said meetings and in accordance with District policy regarding The Judgment Debtor(s) can avoid the sale by paying the judgment Board meetings, be heard for or against any part of the budget. amount of $47,967.52, together with interest, costs, statutory interest, and fees before the sale date. For the exact amount, contact the Chief of Police at the address stated below. John Adkins Secretary to the Board This property is subject to a redemption period of eight months, which will expire at 4:30 p.m. on 12th day of April, 2012. (Publish July 13 and 20, 2011)

IMPORTANT NOTICE: IF THE JUDGEMENT DEBTOR OR DEBTORS DO NOT REDEEM THE PROPERTY BY 4:30 P.M. ON THE 12TH DAY OF APRIL, 2012 THE END OF THE REDEMPTION PERIOD, THE PURCHASER AT THE SHERIFFS SALE WILL BECOME THE OWNER AND MAY EVICT THE OCCUPANT FROM THE PROPERTY UNLESS THE OCCUPANT IS A TENANT HOLDING UNDER AN UNEXPIRED LEASE. IF THE PROPERTY TO BE SOLD IS OCCUPIED AS A PRINCIPAL RESIDENCE BY THE JUDGEMENT DEBTOR OR DEBTORS AT THE TIME OF SALE, HE, SHE, THEY OR ANY OF THEM MAY HAVE THE RIGHT TO RETAIN POSSESSION DURING THE REDEMPTION PERIOD, IF ANY, WITHOUT PAYMENT OF ANY RENT OR OCCUPANCY FEE. THE JUDGEMENT DEBTOR MAY ALSO HAVE A RIGHT TO RETAIN POSSESSION DURING ANY REDEMPTION PERIOD IF THE PROPERTY IS USED FOR FARMING OR IF THE PROPERTY IS BEING SOLD UNDER A DEED TRUST THAT SO PROVIDES.

City of Electric City WAC 197-11-970 Determination of Nonsignificance (DNS)

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On the 12th day July, 2011, the City Council of Electric City passed the following ordinance. A summary of the content of said ordinance, consisting of the title, provides as follows:

ORDINANCE NO. 445-2011 AN ORDINANCE CREATING ELECTRIC CITY MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTER 10.12 TITLED “SPEED REGULATIONS” A full and complete copy of the above ordinance is available at City Hall, 10 Western Avenue, Electric City, WA during normal working hours. Jacqueline M. Perman Clerk/Treasurer (Publish July 20, 2011)

Town of Elmer City

Summary of Ordinance Passed

On July 14, 2011, The Town of Elmer City passed Ordinance No. 333 at the regular meeting. An Ordinance for the Town of Elmer City amending Ordinance 332 increasing estimated revenues and expenditures for the street fund for the 2011 budget. The entire text of this ordinance is available at Elmer City Town Hall, 505 Seaton Ave., Elmer City, WA. upon request. Renee Tillman, Clerk/Treasurer  (Publish July 20, 2011)

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Wanted: dependable driver for deliveries once a week. The Star is taking applications for a driver for Wednesday deliveries to and from Ephrata and the local area in a company truck. Must have a good driving record, be able to drive with a manual transmission and be available for an earlymorning start. Moderately heavy lifting required. References required. Contact Scott in person at The Star newspaper, 3 Midway Ave., Grand Coulee. (S7-13-tfc) Wanted for veterinary clinic hardworking, courteous, efficient person with ability to multi-task to fill part-time client/patient care position. Duties to include customer service at the front desk, caring for boarding pets, and cleaning duties related to patients and boarding pets. Appropriate applicant must have strong phone as well as computer skills and work well with others in a close environment. Applications available at 319 A Street, Grand Coulee. (G7-20-2tp)

NOW HIRING!!! • Frozen Food Manager • Checkers Grand Coulee Store

Seeking friendly, enthusiastic individuals who enjoy giving great customer service. Previous Grocery/ stocking experience preferred but not required. However, initiative and a strong desire to drive results while having fun at work is required! Safeway provides an exciting, dynamic work environment with a strong emphasis on teamwork. Employees enjoy excellent training programs, benefits, flexible work schedules and the best advancement opportunities in the industry today! Competitive wages. Apply NOW online at www.safeway.com/ careers or at the Employment Kiosk at your local Safeway store. Please apply to the Grand Coulee store for consideration (apply to food Clerk for checker and frozen food manager). EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Jobs

ATTN.: COMPUTER WORK. Work from anywhere 24/7. Up to $1,500 Part Time to $7,500/mo. Full Time. Training provided. www.workservices27.com INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL Exchange Representative: Earn supplemental income placing and supervising high school exchange students. Volunteer host families also needed. Promote world peace! 1-866-GO-AFICE or www.afice.org HELP WANTED/TRUCK DRIVERS DRIVERS -- Company - Lease - Work for us or let us work for you! Unbeatable career opportunities. Trainee, Company driver. Lease Operators earn up to $51k. Lease Trainers earn up to $80K (877) 369-7105 www.centraldrivingjobs.net

OPTOMETRIC ASSISTANT Position Open

Personable, Caring Optometric Office seeking a warm, friendly and enthusiastic assistant. We are looking for a vivacious individual with good people skills to work part-time Pleasant working conditions. We will train. Call 633-0340. (R7-13-tfc)

Wanted

WANTED - Antiques and Collectibles; furniture, china, glassware, sporting goods, traps, etc. 633-0841. (W6-6-tfc) CLEANING UP – JEFF’S TOWING in Coulee City is looking to buy scrap of any kind from cars to trucks to farm equipment. Cash paid for most. Please call Jeff 6810081. Will pickup. (J4-27-8tp) VENDORS FOR GRAND COULEE SATURDAY MARKET 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact Leroy Perry 509.631.2032 e-mail – - Leroy@ cdsnmore.com (G6-29-tfc)

Services Patty’s Hands of Labor

Housekeeping by the hour or the job. 2 hour min. Monday - Thursday 8-5 (509) 633-8144 7-6-4tp

Rentals PUBLISHER’S NOTICE

All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are EQUAL HOUSING available on an equal opportunity OPPORTUNITY basis.

OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT –EQUAL Burdin Blvd., HOUSING across from hospital. 633-0496.OPPORTUNITY (S4-6-tfc) KITCHENETTES daily/weekly or long stay: STUDIO APTS.- super clean, furnished, quiet, no pets. Heat, utilities, satellite TV, WIFI all paid. Includes linens, dishware, washer and dryer. Downtown, Grand Coulee, $79.00/$300.00/$999.00 Call (509) 879-7917. dthomass@msn.com for details and photos.(T5-18-tfc) SPECTACULAR luxury home, estate, lake property, lavishly furnished, 4 bdrm., 2 baths, all amenities, 28 minutes to dam, private, for that professional! $1950 per month. Brad (509) 647-0117, cell (509) 641-2141. (Mc68-tfc) Immaculate, Clean 2 Bedroom, Den, 1 Bath Wilbur Home with 2 Car Garage, Shop, W/D, Central Air, New Paint, New Carpet. No Pets. No Smoking. $595/month. If interested, call and leave a message for  Krista/Joey at 949.307.9253/949.689.7605. (J7-20-tfc) 2 bdm. Mobile home for rent at Lakeview Terrace with a beautiful view of Lake Roosevelt, $650 monthly, 1st and last month’s rent required. 633-2445. (C6-29-tfc) 2 bdrm. Coulee Dam – no pets, no smoking, no exceptions. $625 per month. 509.670.4187 for details. (E6-29-tfc) 3 BDRM. 2 bath, duplex available now – in Electric City, $750 month. Sorry no pets. Call 633-0895. (B6-29-tfc) 3-bedroom, 2-bath home for rent on West Grand Coulee Avenue. Rent $650, first and last, plus deposit. 1-866-395-7767. (D-7-132tp) For Rent Small 2 BDRM House in Electric City. First and last month required. Phone 509-994-9957 or 633-0883. (Y7-20-2tp)

Rentals

COLUMBIA VIEW APTS.

1201 River Drive, Coulee Dam 1 bdrm. - $475 per month 2 bdrm. - $525 per month w/s/g paid

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Grand Coulee Senior/Disabled

Homes

PRICE REDUCED Beautiful Riverview Home 209 Columbia, Coulee Dam. 4 bdrm., 4bath, $399K. Possible lease option $2,000 month. (509)449-0035 or (509) 999-0172. (S7-20-tfc)

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2 BDRM. COTTAGE on 90x115 Lot at 114 Roosevelt, Electric City. Newly remodeled. New 2-car carport, $57,500. 633-0496. (S713-tfc)

Mobile Homes

FOR SALE BY OWNER – doublewide mobile home, 2 bdrm., 2 bath, on 5 acres leased land, 30x30 shop, in Seaton’s Grove. $45,000. Call 631-0142. (S7-201tp) REDUCED TO $25,000 – 2003 singlewide home, 3 bdrm., 2 bath, 647-0117 or 6412141. (Mc7-20-tfc)

Realty

LAKE VIEW LOTS – 2 acres+ with utilities starting at $49,000. 425.210.1184. (S6-224tp)

One Bedroom Units Rent based on Income Please stop by the Senior Manor 211 Continental, Grand Coulee, WA 509-633-1190 or contact the Housing Authority, 1139 Larson Blvd., Moses Lake, WA

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NICE QUIET 1 APARTMENT IN WILBUR

801 Pine Coulee Dam $149,500

FOR SALE – 2 bdrm. house, totally remodeled, Call for details 633-2485. (F1-tfc)

Subsidized, quality, like-new affordable housing with many amenities. Rent based on income. Must be income eligible. For information, call manager at 1-509-467-3036 or TDD #1-800-545-1833, ext. #530. This institution is an equal opportunity provider, and employer.

Homes

GRAND COULEE – Home for sale 231 Bowen St., 4 bdrm., 1700 sq. ft. main floor, 900 sq. ft. basement, 890 sq. ft. garage, 740 sq. ft. deck with view, on four lots. $165,000. (509) 633-1306. (A4-20-tfc) FOR SALE – brand new 3 bdrm., 2 bath manufactured home, Grand Coulee, 311 1st St., $134,900. 631-0194 for more information. (N7-6-tfc) FOR SALE : 3 bdrm/2bath, 3200 sq.ft. ranch-style home. 1200 Central Drive, Coulee Dam. Love the house, but love visiting the grandkids more. Call 633-2034. (H7-13-8tp)

REAL ESTATE - 20 ACRE RANCH foreclosures Near Booming El Paso, Texas. Was $16,900 Now $12,900 $0 Down, take over payment, $99/mo. Beautiful views, owner financing. Free Map/Pictures 800343-9444.

MUST SELL!! Lakefront Property on Roosevelt 66 acres east of Spring Canyon, north of Spring Canyon Road. Excellent opportunity for housing development investment. The value can only go up. $4,500 an acre 633-3351 Dave & Carol Gates 7-6-4tp

Animals

707 Aspen St. Coulee Dam $195,000

3 bdrm., 2 full bath, 1,454 sq. ft. home. Home completely remodeled in 2005. 2 car garage, total 11,454 sq. ft. in lots 11,18,19 and additional lot 10. Forced air/heat pump, gas/wood fireplace insert, stainless teel kitchen appliances, laminate and ceramic tile flooring throughout. Call Monica Desautel, agent 206.965.09106 or 509.429.5649 or 509.633.3275 (L7-6-4tp)

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The Star • JULY 20, 2011

Sales ELECTRIC CITY

YARD SALE – Saturday 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. 119, 136 and 144 Sunset Drive. (D7-20-1tp)

GRAND COULEE & BEYOND

MOVING SALE – Lots of household items. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 23, Lakeview Terrace, Space 17. (R7-20-1tp) BIG YARD SALE - 409 Partello St., Fri. & Sat. 8 a.m. to ? Kids’ clothes, toys, adult clothes, furniture. (H7-20-1tp) GRAND COULEE SATURDAY MARKET – Weekly – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Morrison Street (next to Brandy’s). New vendors welcome. 509.631.2032 www.grandcouleedam.com/ satmarket.htm (B6-22-tfc)

GOT STUFF? DONATE IT. SUMMER OF 2011 VETERANS’ BARGAIN SATURDAYS Starts this Saturday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 31 Coulee Blvd., Electric City

Cycles

2006 WR450 excellent condition, well maintained $3,000 o.b.o. Also 1999 TTR225, good condition $1500 . Call Joe 509.633.3401 (S7-13-2tp)

RVs

FOR SALE – 1993 Newmar Kountry Star 35’ motor home,very good condition, low mileage, 1 large slide-out, washer and dryer like new, all oak cabinets and table, queen walk-around bed, new main awning, great tires 454 Chevy engine with Banks exhaust. Lots of power, runs great. Very high quality motorhome, $29,000. 633-1236. (R6-8-tfc)

Auto

QUICK SALE – ASAP – 2006 Jeep Commander, $19,200; Good tires, runs great, just gone through – $100; Rear brakes $500; Transmission filter $300; Tour package; backup beeper – safety; one-touch disconnect for towing; top rack; V8/4-wheel drive. 633-0405. (N7-13-2tp)

Misc.

LIKE NEW – professional Sole F83 Treadmill $750; Noma 24” 5 h.p. snow thrower $250; small chest freezer $50; 295 amp welder $75; 19’ TV $25; Superchips Flashpaq engine tuner 1999 – 2008 Dodge Ram Dakota Durango $150; table/chairs + bench – China Cabinet $40. 633-3188. (K713-2tp) FOR SALE – Surveyor’s Level, Zeiss automatic level with aluminum tripod, just like new $200. 633-0293. (B7-20-1tp) FREE! 1958 International 1.5 ton 6cyl248, and T-41 bulldozer International 248. They do not work. You haul them you can have them. Have title. Swawilla Basin area. 253278-9866 (J7-20-2tp) EDUCATION - ATTEND COLLEGE online from Home. *Medical *Business *Paralegal *Accounting *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. Call 866-483-4429. www.CenturaOnline.com

1984 CORVETTE, good condition, runs good, 130,000 miles, $5,500 o.b.o. call Joe 509.633.3401. (S7-13-2tp)

FINANCIAL - LOCAL PRIVATE INVESTOR loans money on real estate equity. I loan on houses, raw land, commercial property and property development. Call Eric at (800) 563-3005. www.fossmortgage.com

T-SHIRTS ARE HERE! Attention Walkers

ANNOUNCE your festival for only pennies. Four weeks to 2.7 million readers statewide for about $1,000. Call this newspaper or 1 (206) 634-3838 for more details.

Notices

Vendors Welcome Call Chuck 509.647.5595

Events

Those who participated in the Over The Dam Walk and ordered t-shirts: They are available at the Star.

ELMER CITY

YARD SALE – Saturday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 10 N. Front St. Rowing machine, Kitchen-Aid Mixer (new), housewares, toys, knickknacks. (?7-20-1tp) YARD SALE - Saturday, 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. 368 Elmer City Access Road (Lower River Road). Look for signs. Miscellaneous stuff. (?7-20-1tp)

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SATURDAY NIGHT Steak nite 4-7 Classic Karaoke w/Paul C & Tabby 9 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.

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We have the house for you! *#1021 River Drive, Coulee Dam, Looking for a 4 bedroom home with a huge garage? This 1,280 square foot home has 4 bedrooms, an office, and has had a number of updates. It has all newer seamless steel siding, a metal roof and the electrical was rewired with a 200 amp circuit breaker service. There is a freestanding propane stove in the Living room & 2 full baths. The garage is 1,047 s.f. in size and has all the room you would ever need! The property is 70’ x 120’ or 8,400 s.f. in size and has been set up for low maintenance. List price is just $104,500.

316 Roosevelt Drive, Grand Coulee, 3 Bedroom Ranch style home with lots of updates over the years. The home has approximately 1,425 s.f. on the main level, plus appr 950 s.f. of extra storage in the unfinished basement.  The home has Vinyl Siding and Vinyl 2 pane windows,  Central H & AC with a Heat Pump, and Oak kitchen cabinets.  The electrical has been rewired and has a 200 amp CB service.  It has a metal roof and a fenced yard with auto sprinklers.  The property is 80’ x 80’ and includes a 26’ x 28’ 2 car garage.  List price is just $114,900. 19994 Coulee View Road NE, Electric City, The joys of a custom home without the hassles or the wait. The home is 2,550 square foot and is all on one level. It was designed specifically for this property to take full advantage of the high ground and is full of low maintenance features. The home has three bedrooms and two and a half baths. It has vinyl siding and 2 pane windows, Central H & AC with Heatpump, Large composite decks on front and back. Cathedral ceilings, granite countertops, the list goes on and on. The property is 2.83 acres in size and completely irrigated and fenced. There is a 2 horse stable and shop, plus an oversized two car garage. You will want to take a closer look at this property. Call for an appointment today. List Price is just $379,500 1019 Camas Street, Coulee Dam, Generous room sizes are abundant in this contemporary home built in 1986. The home has 2,180 square feet on the main level, plus another 1,100 square feet upstairs. The Living Room is almost 19’ by 22.5’ and it has large windows, vaulted ceilings and a woodstove. There are 3 bedrooms on the main level, plus the possibility of a fourth bedroom upstairs. The 3 car garage is 32’ by 26’ and there is another 966 s.f. enclosed pool house for year round swimming. Just install a new liner & you’re good to go. The property is 142.50’ w by 120’ deep and it has a fenced yard. List price is just $319,500. 55313 Bay Area Drive, Electric City, Beautiful Ranch Style home built in 2000. Home has 1,413 s.f. of living area on the main level, plus 1,354 s.f. of finished living area downstairs. Living room has a gas fireplace and vaulted ceilings. Gorgeous kitchen with lots of oak cabinets and laminate flooring. There are 3 Bedrooms and 2 full baths on the main level. Master Bedroom is 12’3 x 14’ and master bath has a corner shower and claw soaking tub. Downstairs there is a Rec Room, Hobby area, Office area, plus 2 bedrooms and ¾ bath. The home has a new Central H &AC with HP, vinyl siding and vinyl windows. The property is 2.32 acres and includes irrigated pasture and large garden spot. There is a 720 s.f. attached garage and 600 s.f. detached shop. List Price is $299,500 144 Sunset Drive, Electric City. You have dreamed about having a horse your whole life, this property can make your dream a reality. The property is 2.48 acres in size and has an automatic sprinkler system for the entire pasture and irrigation water that costs just $200 a year. The home is just over 2,100 square feet all together. It has 3 bedrooms and 3 baths and was built in 1978. It has vinyl siding, Arch tab roof and Central Heat & Air Conditioning with a Heatpump and hardwood flooring. There is a detached 3 car garage that is 26’ by 36’ plus a 24’ by 30’ pole building with attached lean to, plus a large deck. List Price is now just $269,500.   504 Banks Ave, Grand Coulee, Classic Ranch Style home that has been pampered over the years. The home has appr. 2,050 s.f. on the main level, plus another 1,000 s.f. of finished living area in the lower level. There are 4 bedrooms and 2 and a half baths. The Living room is 16.5’ x 22.25’ and has a tiled fireplace with insert and built in shelving. The kitchen has been transformed with custom oak cabinets. The home has Central F/A heating & cooling with a heat pump, vinyl siding and vinyl windows and over a 1,000 s.f. of workshop space in addition to the attached 900 s.f. garage. Too many amenities to list them all. The property is just over an acre in size. List price is now just $249,500. 1110 Tilmus St, Coulee Dam. 5 Bedroom home that’s ready for you to move in. The home has a large living room, updated kitchen with lots of oak cabinets and lots and lots of storage. There are 2 bedrooms and 1 bath on the main level, plus 3 more bedrooms upstairs with another full bath. The finished basement has a rec room, office, TV room and Utility room. Built in 1965, the home has almost 3,000 s.f. of finished living area all together as well as vinyl siding and windows,

large deck and garden spot. The garage is almost 700 s.f. in size and has a shop area on the end. The property is just over 10,000 s.f. and has an auto sprinkler system. List price is now just $209,500. 15 Sunset Drive, Electric City, Vaulted Ceilings give you the sense of openness and spaciousness the moment you walk through the door. The owners had this home custom built and have had the good fortune of being able to enjoy this home since construction in 1971. It has 3 bedrooms and 1 3/4 baths on the main level, plus a Family Room, Rec Room and 3/4 bath on the lower level. Owner installed a new Heat Pump system just this past fall, and all the built in Kitchen appliances have been upgraded these past few years. Beautiful Brick Fireplace, Wonderful view looking out towards Steamboat Rock. Two car garage with lots of storage. List Price is just $189,500 #1017 River Drive, Coulee Dam. Well maintained 3 Bedroom Home that is just the right size. The home has 1,350 square feet of finished living area and was built back in 1967. The living room is 15’ x 22’3” and has hardwood floors, The kitchen has birch cabinets and built in cooktop, oven and dishwasher. The home has Vinyl siding, 2 pane vinyl clad windows, a metal roof, electric radiant and rec wall heat, and an auto sprinkler system . The property is 70’ by 120’ and includes an oversized 1 car garage and separate shop/studio. List Price is just $149,500 51 Pearl Avenue, Electric City, 3 Bedroom ranch style home with 1 car attached garage and huge 24’ x 56’ detached garage and workshop. The home was built in 1976 and it’s appr 1,200 s.f. in size. It has a nice sized living room with freestanding fireplace. The home has new laminate flooring and parquet wood in all three bedrooms. Master bedroom has a master bath with shower. The property has a fenced back yard, an auto sprinkler system and a large covered patio. The property is 12,900 square feet. List Price is reduced to $134,900. 706 Holly St., Coulee Dam, Nicely remodeled 3 Bedroom 2 bath home in Coulee Dam. This home is appr 1,300 square feet in size and it has had numerous updates over the years. The Living Room has a cute gas stove and the kitchen has like new cabinets and spacious pantry. The home has metal siding, 2 pane vinyl clad windows, and a Central H & AC with a Heat Pump, and a covered patio in the back yard. The garage and shop is appr. 400 s.f. in size, plus a 480 s.f. carport. The property is 60’ wide by 84’ deep, or 5,040 s.f. in size. The stove, refrigerator, dishwasher and Freezer are all included. List Price is just $129,900 and seller will pay up to $2,500 of Buyer’s closing costs. #421 Ronald Drive, Grand Coulee, Charming 3 bedroom home on a beautifully landscaped 14,900 s.f. piece of property. The home is appr. 1,325 s.f. in size and has a large spacious Living Room, roomy kitchen with eating space, Master Bedroom with sitting area, and a full bath with double sinks. There is a partial basement that provides lots and lots of additional storage as well. The owner has recently updated the windows on the main level to new 2 pane vinyl units. The yard is partially fenced & has an enormous apricot tree. List Price is now $119,500. #525 Butler Square, Grand Coulee, Darling 2 Bedroom 2 Bath Valley Manufactured home overlooking Lake Roosevelt. The home is appr 1,080 square feet in size and has been well cared for over the years. It has Central Heat and AC with a Heatpump, Comp 3 tab shingle roof, 2 pane aluminum sash windows, and a large covered patio looking out towards the water. The yard is fenced and has an auto sprinkler system. There is a 2 car garage with a ¾ bath as well. The property is 89’ wide by 100’ deep. The home was set up to take full advantage of the view. Now it’s time to just relax. List Price is just $119,500 #103 Electric Boulevard, Electric City, Nicely landscaped 2+ Bedroom Home on large flat lot in town. The home has 1,120 s.f. on the main level, plus almost

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1,100 s.f. in the lower level. The home has metal siding and metal roof, a huge Living Room, updated kitchen with lots of counter space and 2 baths. The property is 12,300 s.f. in size and has an RV Pad, garden spot, auto sprinklers and two patios. There is an oversized 1 car garage that has a work area as well. List price is $114,900. 507 Butler Square, Grand Coulee. Looking for a darling 2 bedroom home that doesn’t need a lot of work? This home is just under 1,100 square feet in size and has had lots or recent renovations. The home has a metal roof, stucco siding, updated laminate floors throughout most of home and double pane windows. The main bath has a shower and there is an additional 1/2 bath as well. There is a large back porch that provides lots of extra storage & a workshop. The property is 70’ by 100’ deep and is fenced. List price is just $109,900.   46538 Sunny Hill Lane N, Grand Coulee, Located just 7 miles from Grand Coulee is this 3 Bedroom – 2 bath Manufactured home on 6.18 acres overlooking Lake Roosevelt. The home is just under 1,050 s.f. in size and was built in 1982 by Skyline. It has Central Heat and Air conditioning, copper plumbing, 200 amp circuit breaker service and medium sized deck. But the best part is the wonderful view of Lake Roosevelt. List price is just $105,000. 311 Davis Street, Elmer City, Light, Bright & Spacious, this 1994 Nashua Manufactured Home has it all and overlooks Grand Coulee Dam. Big Living Room with Vaulted Ceilings, Vinyl 2 pane windows. Two Large Bedrooms and 2 full baths, Beautiful kitchen with breakfast bar, downdraft stove and lots of counter space. There is a huge 500 s.f. deck takes full advantage of the view and a patio as well. The home has Central Heat & AC and a Comp 3 tab shingle roof. The property is appr. 57.5’ by 118.5’ & has a 200 s.f. storage building/shop. Owner recently installed new floorings. List Price is just $92,500   #23633 Boulder Ave NE Grand Coulee, Nicely maintained 1973 Marlette Manufactured Home with View of Lake Roosevelt. The home has 1,289 s.f. of living area all together. It has a spacious living room with woodstove, 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. Cute kitchen with newer appliances, a dining room and family room. Home has a new central Heat & AC system with a heat pump, metal siding, 2 large decks, plus a swimming pool! This property is two lots that total about half of an acre. Detached 2 car garage is 567 s.f. in size plus 142 s.f. of cov storage. List price is just $84,900. 916 Division St Grand Coulee, Looking for a vacation get-a-way? Come take a look at this 2+ Bedroom cottage with a view of Lake Roosevelt. The home has just over 700 s.f. of finished living area and is on a 70’ x 72’ corner lot. The home has wood lap siding, composition 3 tab roof and a 100 amp cb service. The owner has updated the plumbing, remodeled the bathroom and added a place for an RV. List price is just $64,900.   207 Roosevelt Drive, Grand Coulee.  Looking for a vacation get-a-way or fishing cabin?  Take a look at this property.  The home is a 1969 Kit Mobile home with a built over shed roof.  It has updated floorings throughout most of the home and central Heat & Air Conditioning.  There are 2 bedrooms and 1 main bath and a half bath in the Master Bedroom.  The electrical has been updated and is on a 200 amp cb service. There is a basic 1 car garage shed and a carport. The property is 3 lots that total appr 11,500 s.f. in size. The list price is now $42,500.  Looking for Land? We have a number of lots and building sites available both in and out of town. Prices start at $14,900 and go up from there. A complete list of properties for sale can be found on our website at www.FoisyKennedy. com, or give us a call at 509-633-0410.

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Wednesday - July 20, 2011

STAR BUYERS’ GUIDE

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In the July 20 Star:

By Angela Shelf Medearis

• New council on reservation

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• Resident questions city’s nuisance authority

Beautiful Blackberries

• Board hopes for more public input on discipline policy • Coulee Cops & more…

Blackberries are one of the great gifts of summer. The berries bloom from mid- to late June, and in most parts of the county, start ripening toward the middle of July. Ripe and unripe blackberries frequently appear on the plants at the same time. The berries are small, green, hard and sour at first, becoming larger, juicier and sweeter as they ripen. Here are some great blackberry facts, tips and a recipe to help you with your summer berry picking and eating!

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• Select plump, firm and fully black berries. Unripe berries will not ripen once picked. • Do the math and be careful not to over-purchase, as blackberries quickly mold when left at room temperature and only last a few days in the refrigerator. • You easily can freeze berries that you can’t use right away -- just wash, cut the hulls off and spread the berries out on a baking pan. Place the berries in the freezer. When frozen, place them into a resealable bag, pressing out as much air as possible, and then freeze the berries. • The U.S. Department of Agriculture says 1 cup of blackberries has about 62 calories. • A cup of blackberries, not packed down, weighs almost onethird of a pound. • Blackberries were enjoyed by the ancient Greeks, who believed them to be a cure for diseases of the mouth and throat, as well as a preventative against many ailments, including gout. • The blackberry leaf also was used as an early hair dye, having been recommended by Nicholas Culpeper, the 17th-century English herbalist, to be boiled in a lye solution in order to “maketh the hair black.” • Blackberry tea was said to be a cure for dysentery during the Civil War. During outbreaks of dysentery, temporary truces were declared to allow both Union and Confederate soldiers to “go blackberrying” to forage for blackberries to ward off the disease. • Researchers have known for quite some time that berries con-

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tain antioxidants, which help to fight cancer-causing free radicals. A study at the University of Ohio has found that blackberries are the most potent cancer fighting berries of them all, by nearly 40 percent! • This delicious Blackberry, Pecan and Goat Cheese Salad showcases the sweetness of the berry while providing the crunch and smoothness of the pecans and goat cheese. It’s the perfect summer salad!

BLACKBERRY, HONEY PECAN AND GOATCHEESE SALAD This salad beautifully showcases the best blackberries of the season. It’s also a refreshing accompaniment to grilled or spicy barbeque dishes. 1/4 cup pecan pieces 1 1/2 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoons virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 small garlic clove, finely chopped 1/2 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 package (6 ounces) salad greens 2 packages (4 to 5 ounces each) fresh blackberries, washed and drained 1 large avocado, diced

3 tablespoons crumbled goat cheese 2 tablespoons fresh lemon or lime juice 1. In a small, non-stick skillet, add the pecans and drizzle with 1/2 tablespoon of the honey. Stir and saute until the nuts are lightly browned and fragrant, about 4 minutes. Cool and set aside. 2. In small bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar, the remaining 1 tablespoon of honey, garlic, mustard, salt and the black and cayenne pepper. Set aside. 3. In salad bowl, toss together salad greens, blackberries and pecans. Add the avocado and goat cheese on top. Sprinkle with the lemon or lime juice. Pour on dressing and toss gently. Serve immediately. Serves 4. *** Angela Shelf Medearis is known as The Kitchen Diva! She’s the executive producer and host of “The Kitchen Diva!” cooking show on Hulu.com. Medearis is an award-winning children’s author, culinary historian and the author of seven cookbooks, including “The New AfricanAmerican Kitchen” and her new cookbook, “The Kitchen Diva Cooks!” Visit her website at www. divapro.com. (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.

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