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Newport celebrates with Capitol Tree Washington Avenue closed for celebration Nov. 1 BY DESIREÉ HOOD OF THE MINER

NEWPORT – The Colville National Forest and Pend Oreille County has the honor of providing “The People’s Tree.” The festivities start with cutting the tree Friday, Nov. 1 at 9 a.m. The tree’s first ‘It’s a gift from stop is the home city the state of of Newport Washington where the and the Colville commuhas National Forest nity a daylong to the people celebration planned of the United on a closed States.’ portion of WashingFranklin Pemberton ton Avenue Forest Service Public and some side streets. Affairs Officer. It will travel across the country with 25 stops. Its final stop will be the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington D.C. “It’s a gift from the state of Washington and the Colville National Forest to the people of the United States,” said Franklin Pemberton, Forest Service Public Affairs Officer. With the exception of the Forest Service wages, most of the items, such as the truck, trailer and fuel, have been donated to transport “The People’s Tree”

across the country, Pemberton said. Celebrations will be happening throughout Newport from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. Ornament decorating with elves will start at 11 a.m. at the corner of Washington Avenue and First Street. More than 5,000 handmade ornaments will be shipped to Washington D.C. to decorate different trees throughout offices in the nation’s capital. Children’s reading and crafts with elves will be offered at the Newport Library for children of all ages. Check the library for more information and times. The Roxy Theater will have a photographer available from 11 a.m. to noon and 1-2 p.m., with a winter scene backdrop for pictures to be taken to commemorate the Capitol Tree. Smoky Bear and Woodsy Owl may be present for picture taking. Pictures will be $5 per photograph. Cookie decorating with elves will also be at the Roxy Theater during the afternoon. The River Arts Alliance will be offering an Art Show at the Visitors Center, showcasing work from many local artists. Capitol Christmas Tree cards will be sold for $5 each or five for $20. The Pend Oreille County Historical Museum gift shop will be open during the festivities from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., located next to the Visitors Center. Two stages will be placed SEE TREE, 2A


Major Clarence Grimes talks with Jack Cowan, honorary Consul of France. Grimes received the French Legion of Honor, Chevalier medal Thursday at Fairchild Air Force Base.

Clarence Grimes receives French Legion Medal of Honor BY MICHELLE NEDVED OF THE MINER

FAIRCHILD AFB – Major Clarence Grimes received the French Legion of Honor Thursday at

Fairchild Air Force Base, the highest merit the French government can give an American solider, and an award only 1,742 people have received since the order’s establishment by Napoleon

County Courthouse placed on National Register

Bonaparte on May 19, 1802. Grimes, who is now 92 years old, has spent the last six decades operating Marshall Lake Resort in Pend Oreille County. He, along with his wife Peggy, bought the






The Pend Oreille County Courthouse was added to the Washington Heritage Register of Historic Places, Thursday, Oct. 24. The courthouse will be recognized with a plaque that will be sent to the county once the list is finalized.

|| President attends Tom Foley memorial WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Barack Obama took part in a memorial service for former House Speaker Tom Foley Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the Capitol building. A Funeral Mass is also planned for Friday, Nov. 1, at 11 a.m. at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 330 E. Boone Ave., Spokane. Pend Oreille County Commissioners have ordered all flags to fly at half mast for 10 days in memory of Foley. Widely admired for his quiet commitment to respectful leadership, Foley died Friday, Oct. 18, at age 84 at his home on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., of complications of a stroke. Obama praised him as a “legend of the United


Salary commission raises salary for two county commissioners


NEWPORT – The Pend Oreille County Courthouse was recognized by the Washington State Department of Archeology & Historic Preservation and the Governor’s Advisory Council to be listed on the Washington Heritage Register of Historic Places, Thursday, Oct. 24. Pend Oreille County will receive a plaque commemorating the honor for the building once the list of historic buildings is finalized. Director of Public Works Sam Castro accepted the honor on behalf of Pend Oreille County. Castro said the

resort in 1955, after the couple lived in occupied Japan following World War II. Peggy passed away in April of this year.


States Congress” whose straightforward approach helped find common ground with both Republicans and his fellow Democrats. The Washington state lawmaker served as speaker from 1989 to 1995. He was ambassador to Japan under President Bill Clinton.

Blackout for 3,000 residents IONE – The Pend Oreille Public Utility District had more than 3,000 customers lose power Sunday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m., when strong winds uprooted trees that fell into the PUD’s 115kV transmission line near Box Canyon Dam. The customers ranged from Dalkena to Ione. PUD line crews were able to remove the trees

NEWPORT – The Pend Oreille County Salary Commission voted 7-0 Wednesday, Oct. 23 to increase the salaries of the Pend Oreille County Commissioners in Districts 1 and 3 to equal the District 2 salary of $53,148 per year, up from their current salaries of $50,490. The change will take effect Jan. 1, 2014. Salary commission chairman Tom Garrett said the commis-

sion considered two things when they upped the salary – internal and external comparisons. The internal comparisons are between the commissioners, two of whom are paid less than the District 2 commissioner. The salary commission voted in March 2012 to lower the salaries of the District 1 and District 3 commissioners by 5 percent. Karen Skoog now SEE SALARY, 2A


and restore power by Sunday, Oct. 26, at 8 p.m. Other small outages occurred throughout the county but line crews had them back on by the morning. As of Tuesday, Oct. 29, the PUD states that no customers are currently without power from this outage. They state that fiber lines were not interrupted during this outage.

Twenty percent early voter turnout NEWPORT – General elections are being held currently in Pend Oreille County, voting on local and state issues including District 7 State Senator, county commissioner, fire district elections and genetically-engineered foods.

Pend Oreille County Auditor Marianne Nichols said more than 8,185 ballots were mailed out to residents. Currently they have had more than 1,665 ballots returned. She said that is just more than 20 percent responding. “Voter turnout has been really low,” Nichols said. “It’s too bad. We have some pretty big elections on the ballot.” Ballots must be postmarked by Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 8 p.m. They can be returned by mail or to any of three drop box locations, including at the Ione Library, in the alley behind the County Courthouse and one inside the Courthouse. Ballots can be mailed to Election Department, P.O. Box 5015, Newport, WA 99156.



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TREE | Newport will light their own tree FROM PAGE 1

downtown, one on Second Street and the other on Third Street. More than 12 performers will grace the first stage on Second Street. More than 11 local artists will take the stage on Third Street. Street dancing will be offered on Washington Avenue in front of City Hall, while the local talent sings for the holiday celebration. Concerts start at 10:55 a.m. on the first stage, and 11:10 a.m. on the second stage. Bouncy houses will be aired up and ready for children during the festivities, all three houses located behind the stage on Second Avenue. Vendors will be scattered through Newport selling hot chocolate and cider to keep residents and visitors warm. Food vendors may include Thai food by May, a chili feed by the Hospitality House and Soroptimists, frozen yogurt and coffee by Sprinkles and fry bread by the Kalispel Tribe of Indians. Souvenirs will also be available from different organizations, such as blankets, clothes and Christmas cards. The clatter of hooves will be heard during carriage rides, offered by Spokane Teachers Credit Union, while they traverse the streets of Newport from 1-5 p.m. The carriage ride will tour more than 16 places and share some of Pend Oreille County’s early history. Carriage rides will start on Third Street at the United Church of Christ. Rides are free and will last about eight minutes. Strolling carolers will sing their way through town, singing Christmas music to put the spirit of the holidays in the celebration. Bagpipers will lead the unwrapped tree into Newport when it arrives on Washington Avenue about 2:30 p.m. and parks in front of City Hall. It will remain on Washington for the celebration. Newport Mayor Shirley Sands will give the official welcoming at 3 p.m. At 6 p.m., Newport will light the city Christmas Tree near the gazebo at Centennial Plaza,

officially starting the holiday season for Pend Oreille County with carolers singing for the tree lighting. The streets of Newport will be closed for the celebration, including Highway 2. Washington will be closed at First Street and the traffic will be diverted down First Street heading west to Calispel Avenue and turn left to return to Highway 2. From there, drivers may go east or west on Highway 2. Before First Street, the right lane on Washington will be restricted so that semi-trucks can turn the sharp right corner from the second lane. The Colville National Forest and its nonprofit partner Choose Outdoors will be offering shuttle and bus rides for the public to the tree cutting ceremony. The public will have two locations to choose from if they want to take the 40-minute bus ride to the cutting site. Three buses will be leaving from the Dalkena Church on Highway 20. Three other buses will be leaving from 49° N Ski Resort. All of the buses are on a firstcome first-served basis. All of the buses will depart about 8:15 a.m. and Pemberton recommends being early. He anticipates more than 300 people going to the cutting site. The Kalispel Tribe of Indians may also be offering shuttle service to the site from the same two locations, allowing for more people to take part in the ceremony. Personal vehicles will not be allowed at the tree cutting site. The cutting ceremony will include speakers from Gov. Jay Inslee’s office, from the office of Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., and a blessing from the Kalispel Tribe of Indians. A drum group will also be onsite during the cutting. The Engelmann Spruce stands 88 feet tall about 21 miles northwest of Newport on Middle Fork Road in the Calispel Meadows. A portion of this road will be closed to cut down “The People’s Tree.”

The spruce will be cut using two cranes and specially trained volunteers in what is called a suspension cutting. As the tree comes down, it will be suspended in the air for a brief time before resting upon the 80foot trailer. It will be laid gently to rest on the truck and trailer combination more than 100 feet in length. The county has provided a front-end loader to lift the trailer around certain corners because the length of the trailer is too long for small switchbacks the tree may encounter on its drive into Newport. Pemberton said most of the corners are not an issue, but being prepared is critical. “He is a talented man,” Pemberton said of the county volunteer who will corner the tree. The Engelmann Spruce will be carefully wrapped after the celebrations in Newport and leave on its Capitol quest. It will travel to 11 cities in Washington, including Spokane, Colville, Republic and Kennewick, before making its way south to cross Interstate 40 through Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, Virginia, Pennsylvania and finally landing in the nation’s capital about Nov. 25. It will stop at about 25 different cities along the way. Pend Oreille County residents will be given the only opportunity to see the tree before it is wrapped for its journey across the U.S. Pemberton said the tree will remain on the trailer while it is wrapped and volunteers will build the box around the tree to make sure it fits within the sides of the trailer. “This tree is about 30 feet wide, at least,” Pemberton said. The other cities the tree will visit will only see the tip of “The People’s Tree” in a plexi-glass viewing window with the rest carefully wrapped to preserve the tree during its Capitol journey. Banners will be hung from the side of the wrapped tree with signatures of Pend Oreille County residents who attended the Capitol Christmas Tree celebration.

GRIMES | Pleased with the honor FROM PAGE 1

While Grimes is pleased with the honor, he is humble about his accomplishments and surprised with the award. “I don’t think there’s anything incredible about it,” he said of his duty in the military. “I didn’t save anyone’s life.” Grimes entered Grimes the Army Air Corps in October 1942. He received combat credit for 50 missions, five of which were over France, “Which brings us here today,” his nephew Lt. Col. Jeffrey P. Grimes said at the ceremony Thursday. “It was a nice ceremony and I feel good about it,” Grimes said from his home Tuesday. Grimes’ military career is chalk full of awards and decorations, earned while serving his country and escaping death on more than one occasion. His first mission in 1944 landed Grimes in the hospital for two days. Upon take off, one of the plane’s engines failed. The plane, fully fueled and bomb laden, crash landed, killing three and injuring eight. Two of the injured returned stateside to never fly again. Days later, Grimes was asked to volunteer for another MOBILE EDITION www.pendoreillerivervalley. com/m.htm FACEBOOK MinerNews TWITTER


mission to boost morale. He was assigned a mission to Ploiesti, a significant source of oil for Nazi Germany. The flack was so thick it looked like you could walk on it. Upon his return, another soldier asked Grimes what he thought. “‘Stay where you are because we’re never going to make it,’” Grimes told him, according to his nephew Jeffrey. He went on to fly 36 combat missions in Italy, Romania, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Ger“It was many, France, a nice Hungary and ceremony Yugoslavia. On one of and I feel these missions, good about his plane was shot down. The it,” Grimes crew cleared the said from mountains of Yugoslavia and his home crash landed Tuesday on a Croatian island where they stayed for three days before British Rangers saved them. Grimes was born in Frugality, Pa., the son of Frank and Blanche (Rickard) Grimes. He grew up in Fallentimber, Pa., with 10 brothers and sisters. Prior to his entering the Army Air Corps, he

was a coal miner, a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps, and a civilian employee at the United States Department of War, also called the War Department. He and Peggy lived in occupied Japan post World War II, and since 1955, owned and operated Marshall Lake Resort and developed and ran North Skookum Campground. He is a 1939 graduate of Becarria Township High School, in Coalport, Pa. Some of his military courses include the Bomb Training Course, Harvard University Statistical Control Officer’s Course, Air Tactical School Course, Navigation Training Course, Radar Operator’s Course, Advanced Supervisor’s Course I and II, and the B-52 Combat Crew Course. His awards and decorations include The Air Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, The Distinguished Unit Award, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with one Oak Leaf Cluster, European-African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, American Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Army of Occupation Medal Japan, National Defense Service Medal, Air Force Longevity Service Award with four Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters and the Air Force Reserve Medal.

Two named to park board NEWPORT – The Pend Oreille County Park Board has a full contingent, with Don Comins and Dave Gruber named to the board by county commissioners to three-year terms. Gruber had resigned his board position but reapplied and was appointed to fill out the remainder of

SALARY | County working on 2014 budget FROM PAGE 1

holds the District 1 seat, Steve Kiss holds the District 3 seat and Mike Manus holds the District 2 seat. None were in office when the salary commission reduced the salaries in March 2012. Garret emphasized that the commission only sets the salary for the position, not individuals. The salary commission lowered the salaries for District 1 and 3 in 2012 after former county commissioner Diane Wear suggested the county hire a county administrator and use a reduction in commissioner salaries to pay for it. At the time, Garrett said that the county’s ability to pay was taken into consideration when setting the salaries. The county was in the midst of a budget shortfall. This time, Garrett said the increase doesn’t make that much difference in the overall county budget and that the increases were needed to retain and attract qualified people. The commissioners are working on the 2014 budget at this time and so far projected expenses are greater than revenue. Garrett said that by law, the salary commission can raise salaries at any time but cannot lower them until the regular term expires. They lowered District 1 and 3 salaries at the end of the two terms. He said the salary commission discussed lowering the District 2 salary Oct. 23, but that it couldn’t be done until the full term expired at the end of 2014. Manus is currently running to fill out the rest of the term. Garret said the salary commission will meet in March 2014. Garrett said the commission compares commissioner salaries to full time county commissioner salaries in nine similarly

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sized counties without a county administrator. The average annual salary for those nine counties was $53,159. The counties that the salary commission compared Pend Oreille County with were Klickitat, Skamania, Adams, Jefferson, Douglas, Pacific, Asotin, Lincoln and Ferry counties. County commissioners from Douglas County earned the most, at $67,500. Ferry County commissioners earned the least among the comparable counties, at $36,750. There really is no job description for a county commissioner, nor is there a minimum number of hours to work. Pend Oreille County County comcommissioners missioners from Douglas meet County earned the twice a week most, at $67,500. and at- Ferry County tend a commissioners variety of other earned the events least among and meet- the comparable ings. counties, at $36,750. The current commissioners all say the job is more than full time. There were seven salary commission members at the Oct. 23 meeting, counting Garret. The salary commission is comprised of 10 members, although there is a vacancy because Billie Goodno resigned. Kim DiRienz was excused from the meeting. Laurel Christie and Milton Carvell did not attend. The salary commission has been asked over the years to evaluate and set other elected officials’ salaries, something they had declined to do.

COUNTY | More than two years for completion FROM PAGE 1

listing took more than two years for completion. The courthouse was constructed in 1915 on designs from Coeur d’Alene architecture partners Williams and Williams. A small plaque on the northwest corner of the historic building reads, “This courthouse site donated by Jessie Cass Scott 1913.” The period of significance for the courthouse begins in 1915, the year it was completed, and ends in 1940, the year the jail building was added to the site. The jail was moved in 1978, following the construction of the Hall of Justice. A grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration helped make the Hall of Justice happen, constructing a building about one mile west of the courthouse to be used for a District Court, county law library, juvenile department


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his term, through the end of 2013 and appointed to a new term that will end at the end of 2016. Both Comins and Gruber represent commissioner district 2, in mid county. Comins also serves on the planning commission.There are seven park board members.

and support offices, including the county jail and sheriff’s office. Although not an alteration to the courthouse, the project removed the court, jail and sheriff’s office functions from the historic courthouse. The two-story brick and mortar courthouse saw its last major rehab work in 1992, costing about $1.6 million funded by general obligation bonds, a HUD block grant and investment interest. Vinyl windows were installed, and interior corridors and cosmetic work were upgraded. The elevator was added at the same time, as was the heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) system, which was upgraded in 2000. Architects state the upgrades were done in compliance with historic preservation guidelines following the Secretary of the Interior’s standards.



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Low Precip. 37 - 38 - 38 - 32 .01” 39 .01” 36 - 36 .07” Source: Albeni Falls Dam

L A ST Y E A R This time last year the weather was cold all week. We had a low of 24 at night, and a day time high of only 48.


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BR I E FLY Capitol tree closes offices in Newport NEWPORT –Many offices located within the Pend Oreille County courthouse and annex will be closed for the Capital Christmas Tree celebrations in downtown Newport. The offices will close Friday, Nov. 1, at 2 p.m. The offices include the Assessor, Auditor, Commissioners, Community Development, Elections, Public Works, Treasurer, WSU Extension and Weed Control. Election ballots can be placed in the ballot drop box in the alley of the Courthouse. Offices located within the Sheriff’s Department, as well as those located in the Hall of Justice, such as the County Clerk, Superior Court, District Court, Juvenile, Probation and Prosecutor, will remain open. The Information Technology Services office will also be open.

Boat launches close for season SPOKANE – With the close of summer recreation comes the closing of area boat launches. The Diamond Lake access will be closed by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife a couple weeks after the fishing season closes Oct. 31, sometime in midNovember. The Sacheen Lake boat launch, which was revamped by the WDFW this summer, will close right after the close off fishing season, at the latest Nov. 4.

Funds available for emergency food, shelter programs CUSICK – Pend Oreille County has been awarded a $6,165 grant to support local emergency food and shelter programs. The federal funds come from the Emergency Food and Shelter Program. To receive funds under the grant, local agencies must be private, voluntary nonprofit organizations or units of government; be eligible to receive federal funds; have an accounting system; practice non-discrimination; have demonstrated the capacity to deliver emergency services; and if they are a private organization, they must have a voluntary board. A local board made up of a county commissioner and representatives from area organizations will determine how the funds will be distributed. In past years, the county has distributed funds with at least four agencies participating. The program is currently looking for one homeless or formerly homeless individual to help serve on the board. Public or private agencies interested in applying for these funds can contact Jo Benham at P.O. Box 102, Cusick, WA 99119 or call 509-445-1289 for an application.




Pumpkin carving kids These first graders in Sara Zwarg’s class at Sadie Halstead Elementary School finished carving their pumpkins just in time for Halloween. The kids designed the carving on paper and cut them out with a parent helper. The seeds were saved to season and bake as a snack.

Newport School Board discusses M&O Levy BY DESIREÉ HOOD OF THE MINER

NEWPORT – The Newport School Board of Directors is discussing asking voters for approval of another Maintenance and Operations levy this winter. The current M & O Levy will expire at the end of 2014 and so far they are looking at a replacement that will be slightly larger for three years starting in 2015. No decision has been made regarding the amount of the levy and the board will make final decisions during their next two school board meetings. The amount of the levy will be discussed Tuesday, Nov. 12, and the resolution could be voted on, Tuesday, Nov. 26, both meetings at 5 p.m. at the District Office. Salaries for full-time counselors at the middle and elementary schools are added into the levy. Currently, there is a counselor at each school, neither holding a full-time position. The levy

would rectify that and make them both full-time. Salaries for an art teacher and for the gifted programs teacher are also included in the proposed levy, costing $167,779. Classified salaries for classroom assistants, custodians, a nurse and maintenance personnel are listed in the levy. This would cost $359,980. Extra-curricular activities, including sports, are never funded by the state, Crouch said. The district has budgeted $396,165 for the extra-curricular activities, including the bus to take students home after they partake in an after-school program. More than $294,588 will be put to upgrading technology for the district. This would include software, licensing, classroom technology and support services. More than $95,000 is slotted to pay for curriculum adoption and assessments. Facilities will see more than $173,339, going for maintenance,

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roofing and energy updates. There are several new projects being discussed including new asphalt being laid for the elementary school bus lane, seal coating all of the parking lots in the SEE LEVY, 7A

NEWPORT - A man who attempted to cash a stolen check was given a residential Drug Offender Sentencing Alternative when he appeared in Pend Oreille County Superior Court Thursday, Oct. 24. Michael L. West, 35, was convicted of forgery for the check. Deputy prosecutor Dolly Hunt recommended a 17 month prison term. She said West had a number of prior convictions, including bail jumping, theft and possession of controlled substances. She said West had been given a DOA previously and it was revoked. She said West completed the inpatient part of chemical dependency treatment, but had failed to complete the follow up

treatment. “The state doesn’t think that he would benefit from a DOSA, as he didn’t make it a year,” Hunt said. She said it didn’t make sense to try again. Defense attorney Barrett Scudderr said that West was qualified for a DOSA. The state allows two DOSAs, he said, and this would be the second. West had started drinking at age 6, Scudder said, and using meth at age 13. He said West had been on and off drugs throughout his life. “His extensive criminal history is attributable to a drug habit,” Scudder said. Pend Oreille County Superior Court Judge Allen Nielsen asked what would be different this SEE STUNT, 7A

‘Fall back’ for extra morning light BY DESIREÉ HOOD OF THE MINER

NEWPORT – With frost lightly covering the ground and darkness enveloping the northwest, most U.S. states will set their clocks back Sunday, Nov. 3, at 2 a.m., allowing residents to have an extra hour of light in the morning and an earlier darkness in the evening. Daylight savings time usually comes the final Sunday in October, but this year it falls on the first Sunday in November. The “fall back” savings time may

allow some people to catch up on the hour of sleep lost when certain U.S. states “spring forward” in March. Personal computers, smartphones and other electronic devices will automatically adjust to the new time. Clocks needing a manual reset will need to be set back one hour when residents fall asleep on Saturday, Nov. 2 to ensure that alarm clocks will wake people up at the proper times. The U.S. started using daylight SEE DAYLIGHT, 7A




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Lower health care costs – everyone will be happy


oth Democrats and Republicans in Congress don’t get how simple the national health care issue should be. Because of this they’ve created a national mess. All the citizens of this country asked was for them to help get skyrocketing health care costs down or stabilized. When the smoke clears from the startup of the Affordable Care Act this sadly won’t happen. Democrats in Congress and the White House made the law too complicated and government regulation too heavy. Republicans didn’t help create a better law during the legislative process and made things worse by shutting down government in protest after the law was passed. The Republicans should have waited for the inevitable realization that the Affordable Care Act is going to increase health care costs for everyone including those that never paid for it before. There were plans out there to cut health care costs and cover everyone. They were much simpler than a complex national plan. They included paying to train more physicians and other needed medical workers. It included tort reform so every doctor isn’t forced out of practice because of insurance premiums. They could have forced states to allow insurance companies to compete nationally like they now do for car insurance. Congress could have increased funding for research into improvements to health care procedures that will cut medical care costs. There are many more things that could have been adopted one at a time by Congress. But this would have needed the Democrats and Republicans to work together. They would have had to agree that the way to solve the health care problems was to stabilize health care costs and promote a competitive healthy insurance industry. But they didn’t and now they have a bigger mess. --FJW


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|| Command center is necessary To the editor: Recently, the Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s Office received grants totaling $351,000 for a Mobile Command Center and a new heavy duty dually Ford truck to tow the Command Center. This Command Center was provided in case there ever was a catastrophic event that would render the sheriff’s building’s infrastructure unusable, or if the need should arise for a remote-area-located Mobile Command Center to aid in some unforeseen future crisis. Speaking of a crisis, I find it strange that Pete Scobby is in what appears to be an emotional crisis over the purchase of the Sheriff’s Mobile Command Center. His blistering criticism has been forthcoming in several letters to The Miner, but has he even seen the Command Center and the truck, or even tried to understand how it is to function? How can a person judge something before seeing, experiencing and understanding it? A Mobile Command Center would be needed in the events listed below. In 1910, there was a catastrophic threestate forest fire that blackened much of Pend Oreille County (and the region) killing and injuring many people. Such a fire could happen again. There are several large dormant and active volcanoes to the west in the Cascades. If Mt. Rainier were to explode like Mt. St Helens did, the eruption would be many times greater than Mt. St Helens. It would probably


be impossible to quickly remove enough ash to prevent the building housing the sheriff’s office, and many other county and city buildings, from collapsing. A failure of Albeni Falls Dam, Box Canyon Dam, or Boundary Dam, would cause catastrophic flooding, injuring and killing many. An on-site Command Center would be mandatory. During an electric power failure, the new PUD fiber-optic internet and phone system becomes inoperative. A mobile Command Center will have satellite communications. -Jim Cowan Newport

Republicans support costly government programs To the editor: Republicans oppose Obamacare but love costly government programs like the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and the National Security Agency (NSA). Yes, drug control and spying on citizens are necessary, but access to healthcare insurance isn’t. Each year billions of federal dollars are spent on drug enforcement. The underground drug industry creates thousands of government jobs in law enforcement, the courts, and prisons. While Republicans demonize schoolteachers that vote for Democrats, they court the welfare-like jobs they have created with the tightening of drug laws and regulations.

PUD makes agreement with electrical union BY DESIREÉ HOOD OF THE MINER

NEWPORT – The Pend Oreille Public Utility District has an existing three-year agreement with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union for many of its employees and the PUD made five changes to the agreement Sept. 19, with the contract ending March 31, 2014. “Things are always happening, even in those three years,” said Paul Boxleitner, PUD Human Resources Manager. Boxleitner said negotiations will start soon for the renewal of the contract in March 2014. The five changes are not hugely significant, Boxleitner said. The letter agreements that have been made add additional wording to the agreement to hire new labor, clarify travel and training time and bring back a retired employee to help out at Box Canyon Dam. A new tree trimming foreman and journeyman tree trimmers are being added to the hiring list by the PUD. These positions will open up in the near future. Limited Assignment employees were added to the contract. The PUD can now hire employees for short-term projects ranging from six months to two years. Boxleitner said this proposal is not project specific and the employees can be hired as needed. “This gives us some flexibility


to hire that kind of employee when the need arises,” Boxleitner said. Hiring on-call flaggers is another amendment to the contract. Boxleitner said these employees would be “on-call” and used only when needed. “These are folks that would go out with a crew when we need them to manage traffic,” Boxleitner said. He said that linemen are qualified to handle flagging duties but having a trained flagger is better. There was some language changed regarding company policy on travel and training time. This is used when crews are required to travel for work and get reimbursed for their time. The fifth change was written so that retired PUD employee Dave Sullivan can return to Box Canyon as a plant operator. Boxleitner said having Sullivan return to help for the next four to six weeks is a “win-win” because he is familiar with the current projects happening at the dam. “He is fully skilled and willing to come back and help out,” Boxleitner said. The projects and upgrades going on at Box are scheduled to last 50 years and Boxleitner said the employees working at Box need to be trained properly to help the dam upgrades last the duration. “They need to know every nook and cranny of it,” Boxleitner said.

The police love Republicans who keep funding their endless war on drugs. Yes, the police unions are good and the teachers unions are bad. Republicans rant about throwing money at education and praise throwing money at drug enforcement. Have you ever heard a Republican lawmaker complain about the lack of success of our losing war on drugs? Why are crack and methamphetamine used in epidemic proportions? Start with the federal crackdown on prescription drugs. When the narcotic supply was cut off, abusers created their own more harmful drugs. Another gift from the war on drugs is the “no-knock raid.” That’s where the militarized police throw flash and concussion grenades into your home then kick down your door to surprise you, so you don’t flush your prescription drugs down the toilet. Yes, drug enforcement has filled up our prisons and made America the country with the most jailed citizens. If Republicans want to cut federal spending, start with the DEA and Homeland Security. One role the federal government can’t perform is to control the self-inflicted abuse by its citizens. Chasing after citizens who abuse drugs is like trying to herd cats. Perhaps addictive sugar and fat should be put on the drug schedule as they have certainly been abused by millions of citizens. -Pete Scobby Newport

Honey winery getting permit ready BY DESIREÉ HOOD OF THE MINER

IONE – Craig Jenkins has been filling out forms and more forms with hopes to open Hardway Ranch Meadery in 2014, where he will make honey wine in Ione. “My paperwork all says winery but I am a meadery,” Jenkins said. “(The paperwork’s) not impossible, it just takes a tremendous amount of persistence.” Persistence and Jenkins get along as he has been going through the steps necessary to take his hobby to the business level. He started making mead more than four years ago when he learned he had a beer budget and wine taste. “I am only doing personal consumption at this time,” Jenkins said. “Mead and honey wine are the same thing. It’s really, really good wine.” Jenkins has spent the last several months working on the paperwork necessary to get the meadery off the ground beyond personal consumption. The first step Jenkins took was getting a Pend Oreille County conditional use permit. This permit was forwarded off to the state Department of Ecology and Jenkins was told that he needed a civil engineer to design a wastewater treatment

system. They told him they are concerned with sugars and acids getting into the soil. Jenkins said this is an expensive project and this is the current step he is at. Once this is done, he will submit the civil engineer design and the proper paperwork to the Department of Ecology for SEPA approval. Once done, he has to apply with the state for a Limited Liability Corporation business license because alcohol is involved. The state requires an alcohol related business to be a corporation or an LLC. “I have to have that in hand before I apply for a winery license,” Jenkins said. Applying to the state for a winery license is next. This is the last step Jenkins has to take at the state level to get his business up and running. The federal level requires more paperwork to be filled out. The Bureau of Trade and Taxation (BTT) checks to make sure Jenkins is current on his permitting process. “It is another acronym in the alphabet soup of bureaucracy,” Jenkins said. “It’s kind of like a background check.” Once this check is complete, he can apply for a conditional SEE PERMIT, 7A



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Ornament lives on Grace Hurst crafted a Christmas ornament for the Capitol Christmas Tree in September. Mrs. Hurst passed away Oct. 13 at age 108. She was no doubt the oldest person who made an ornament for the Capitol Tree. She is shown here, seated, at River Mountain Village in Newport. Also pictured are Rusty Catoin, Scott Wahl, Olivia Giannasi, Hazel Jackson and Ida Fox.

Library district seeks public’s opinion on services NEWPORT – The Pend Oreille County Library District is asking patrons and non-patrons to take a survey to share their thoughts and opinions on what the district is doing right, as well as suggestions for change. A brief survey is available online and at the Newport, Calispell Valley, Ione and Metalines branches. “A great bargain for our tax dollar,” wrote one survey taker. “(It is the) best small town library I’ve ever encountered,” said another. Stop by your local branch, say hello, scan the shelves and check out other features available. If you need to use a computer, bring your library card and ask a staff member to set you up. Each branch provides hotspots for personal electronic devices. Printers, copiers and fax machines are available at a nominal fee. Should you need a library card, bring your identification and sign up. Watch the newspaper, library website or Facebook page for events and programs including story times, holiday crafts and book talks. Each of the four libraries offer scheduled technical assistance for Kindles and electronic tablets. As a member of the Cooperative Information Network (CIN), POCLD has pooled resources with 27 other districts and academic libraries. Interactive educational games and homework help is available for children. New music, eBooks and audio books are constantly being added for patrons to download. Log in and explore the website,

DNR paying incentive to cut timber in pilot program OLYMPIA – Forest landowners located in the Sanpoil and Kettle watershed in Ferry and Okanagan counties are eligible to receive an incentive payment ranging from $100 to $200 per acre to cut timber, according to Chuck Hersey of the state Department of Natural Resources. Hersey, a forest health specialist for DNR, said the areas are located around Republic, Curlew, Chesaw, Orient, Kettle Falls and Wauconda. “Most of the land is least 50-60 miles away from the mills, Hersey

said. The travel distance makes cutting marginal timber economically infeasible, he said. The pilot program is the only one in the state, he said. The two watersheds are adjacent to each other. Hersey because of fire suppression and other policies, many woodlands are in a high-risk condition for insect outbreaks, but the economics of tree thinning and restoration to reduce those risks prove too costly. It used to be every 10-15 years a fire would roll through and clear

out trees, he said. DNR hopes to use the incentive payment to support otherwise economically marginal thinning and restoration activities. In exchange, landowners would agree to conduct the restoration project on their land using guidelines developed by DNR – a set of “prescriptions” to achieve forest health. In order to participate in the project, landowners must have a written stewardship plan. Cost-share funding is also available to help develop forest stewardship plans.

Children collect money for UNICEF NEWPORT – Some Newport children are not trick-or-treating for candy, but instead to benefit UNICEF this Halloween, Thursday, Oct. 31, from 3-5 p.m. for the 63rd annual Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF program. Children will be carrying

bright orange UNICEF boxes asking for quarters and dimes to help make a difference in the lives of the poorest children on the globe. Every penny collected is sent to the U.S. Committee for UNICEF to provide food, clean water,

medicine and education for children in the world’s poorest countries and children in the world’s most difficult circumstances. More than 18,000 children under five die each day from preventable causes, a 50 percent decrease from 35,000 in 1990.


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NEWPORT – The Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s Office is searching for 26-year-old Joshua W. Brink of Elk, after he fled from deputies in a frontend loader, traveling through yards and over fences, finally fleeing on foot and Brink stealing another vehicle. Sheriff deputies executed a search warrant at 51 Kirkpatrick Road, near the Pend Oreille County/Spokane County line off Highway 2 Wednesday, Oct. 23. The search resulted in the recovery of stolen property from at least three recent burglaries in Pend Oreille County, with a net value of more than $10,000. While conducting the search, deputies observed Brink driving the frontend loader, stolen from a nearby State Department of Transportation gravel pit.

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Deputies attempted to stop the loader at which time Brink allegedly stopped in the middle of the road and tried to back up over a deputy’s vehicle. The deputy was able to back up and avoid the collision and the frontend loader continued forward, traveling for a period of time along Highway 2, in the oncoming lane of travel. Near Allen Road and Highway 2 the frontend loader left the highway and drove through people’s yards, over trees, through fences and fields causing damage to personal property, including running over the top of a car hauler. While trying to avoid apprehension by traveling off road, the frontend loader finally became stuck in a marsh and Brink fled on foot, allegedly stealing a pick-up truck from a nearby home. After stealing the truck, Brink continued to drive off road through fields and fencing. Law

enforcement followed and chased Brink into Spokane County, where he left the pick-up in an intersection and fled on foot. Search dogs were used, but it appears Brink received a ride out of the area. Multiple agencies assisted to include the Washington State Patrol, Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, Bonner County Sheriff’s Office, and the U.S. Border Patrol. Probable cause exists at this time for the arrest of Brink for felony eluding, theft of a motor vehicle, possession of stolen property, hit and run, malicious mischief and burglary. Arrest warrants are pending and the law enforcement is seeking assistance from the public in locating his whereabouts. Brink is described as a white, adult male, 6 feet, 2 inches tall and weighs 170 pounds, with short brown hair and brown eyes.

Renaming Kirchan Road topic of hearing NEWPORT – Pend Oreille County Commissioners will take up the matter of renaming Kirchan Road to Cordes Road at a Nov. 25 hearing. Kirchan Road is located off Highway 20, in the middle part of the county. The hearing will be held at the county courthouse at 625 West Fourth in Newport at 2 p.m.

Fire District 2 budget hearing set for Nov. 11 IONE – Pend Oreille Fire District 2 will hold a public hearing Monday, Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. at Station 23, at 390442 Highway 31 in Ione, next to the Historic Tiger Store, to finalize its 2014 budget. John Rumelhart, administrative assistant for the district, said fire district commissioners will propose a 1 percent property tax increase, as allowed by law. Rumelhart said the district also holds a spot on the agenda to adjust the budget if needed.


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Trial and error fiber maintenance policy BY DESIREÉ HOOD OF THE MINER


New fish at Diamond Lake About 12,500 fish arrived at Diamond Lake Saturday, Oct. 12, from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Bob, Ron and Ryan Quaintance placed the pen in the lake and the fish feeding will began Oct. 13. The fish are hand fed during the winter and the Diamond Lake Improvement Association still needs volunteers

‘Who Let the Girls Out!?’ set for Nov. 2 NEWPORT – “Who let the girls out?” the retail shopping event sponsored by a select group of Newport businesses, will take place Saturday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is held twice a year – in November and May. People are invited to get a passport to start and visit the 10 businesses that are taking part and have the passport stamped. No

purchase is necessary to get the stamp. Participating businesses will be marked with flag. People are invited to turn in their stamped passports to be entered into a drawing for a $100 gift certificate. There will be 10 gift certificates awarded, one for each of the participating businesses. This year the Pend Oreille County Democrats will be holding

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NEWPORT – The Pend Oreille Public Utility District is working on a fiber maintenance policy, to fix any outages that may occur on the fiber to the premise project which currently has 383 fiber customers connected to the Internet with more each week. The PUD has been working on installing fiber to the premise on just less than 4,000 homes and businesses for the past two years. With the grant officially ended Sept. 30, the PUD is making a final push to connect more than 925 requests for fiber service. The maintenance policy for the fiber system is not fully developed, as the project is new to the county. However, Pend Oreille County is known for wind, rain, snow and treacherous weather that have caused problems with power outages, and now with fiber outages. With more than 385 customers live on fiber and the first outage already on the books, the PUD policy states that following unscheduled failures in the PUDs communications infrastructure, the PUD will make needed repairs to restore capacity with diligence and complete such repairs as soon as is reasonable and practical. Rhonda Thomas, PUD director of information technology, said the CNS team is very effective at troubleshooting and getting customers back online. They responded in a timely manner to the first outage but found areas of needed improvement in the

maintenance policy, mainly with communication with the Retail Service Providers (RSPs). “Following the outage, we realized the need to work with the RSPs and provide guidance on the steps necessary for them to respond to an outage,” Thomas said. “In addition, we added steps to our communication process to include internal notifications and provide regular updates regarding the outage to our Network Operations Center (NOC) so the RSPs can receive this information and pass it on to their customers.” PUD Commissioner Curt Knapp said that the first step in reporting a fiber outage is to contact the RSP that offers the service. He said that the RSP companies would contact the PUD for outage information and pass it along to the customers affected. Thomas said the PUD is a wholesale provider of fiber services and the PUD communicates with the RSP during an outage, not the customer. “We are not the first line of contact for the customer which is a big difference between power and fiber services,” Thomas said. Knapp said communication is critical between the PUD and RSPs. “The PUD and those people are going to work real close when there is an outage,” Knapp said. There are two types of fiber service offered, a high-end connection that is offered to the hospitals, sheriffs department and other governmental agencies and a standard service that runs to the homes in the area. Knapp said the maintenance

policy for the high-end connection of service will run 24 hours a day, seven days a week. “Business Class Service is an optional service for customers desiring a higher circuit level of reliability and service response,” Thomas said. “Those retail customers whose broadband needs are mission critical, but this comes at a much higher cost.” For standard customers, the policy is different. “During normal business hours, PUD will respond as soon as possible to determine the cause and take the necessary steps to repair the system,” Thomas said. If the outage occurs over a weekend, the PUD may or may not send out a crew if it involves one or two individual customers. “Standard Class Service is a best efforts product for customers,” Thomas said. “In some cases, we will be able to service and repair fiber connections after hours and on weekends, but this should not necessarily be expected.” CNS Supervisor Robert Fritz said that splicing should be complete by Oct. 30 and the remaining 600 customers who need to be turned on live should be done by the middle of November, if all goes smoothly. “A high majority should become live within two weeks,” Fritz said. Knapp said the maintenance policy would take time to finalize. “I would say that if it is a major break, we are going to fix it.” Knapp said. “It’s going to be a trial and error process.”


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PERMIT | Three more in the state FROM PAGE 4A

permit with the state and federal governments. It is a conditional permit until Jenkins notifies them that he is ready to produce honey wine from his business. Selling honey wine produces another set of paperwork challenges for Jenkins. He hopes to sell the honey wine over the Internet and each state has different policies on buying and selling alcohol. Jenkins said that UPS has a current database of interstate sales online and he plans to use this software whenever possible. Jenkins entered a bottle of Apricot Mellomel, a fruit mead, into the Pend Oreille County Fair and won a blue ribbon. He said it was interesting to enter the honey wine into

a state fair when by law he cannot even serve the wines to guests who come to his house for dinner. “I try to stay on my side of the law,” Jenkins said. Jenkins said he is hopeful to be through the permitting process with enough time to debut his wine in 2014. “For our local debut, I think the Lavender Festival is a good place to do it,” Jenkins said. He said the honey wine will most likely debut in 2015, but he is hopeful to complete the paperwork earlier and start producing honey wine next year. There are three other honey wineries in the state, Jenkins said. Typically he said there are 10,000 bottles of wine made and about 2,000 bottles of mead.

“You won’t find it at Safeway,” Jenkins said. Director of Community Development for Pend Oreille County Mike Lithgow said wineries have done well in other areas of the state. “It brings in a lot of imported money into the area,” Lithgow said. “It helps diversify the local economy.” With plans to make 250 gallons of honey wine a week, Jenkins hopes to sell the wine for $15 to $17.50 per bottle. Selling to restaurants and stores personally is also an option, in addition to Internet sales. “All I want to do is make mead and share it with the world,” Jenkins said. “It’s crazy what you have to do.”

DAYLIGHT | Unpopular, repealed in 1919 FROM PAGE 3A


Citizens with pruning tools sighted Master Gardeners and community members learned pruning techniques at River Mountain Village Saturday, Oct. 19. Tim Kohlauff, center, Urban Horticulture Coordinator from WSU/Spokane County Extension, taught the class, then class members used their new skills to prune plants and trees at River Mountain Village assisted living. Master Gardeners teach classes throughout the year that are open to the public. For information on other classes call 509-447-2401.

LEVY | No decision on final amount FROM PAGE 3A

district, laying hardwood floors at the elementary school and resurfacing the tennis courts. The new projects would cost more than $120,000 to complete. When added up, this wish list of projects equals about $1,606,851. No decision on the levy amount has made but April Owen, school board chair women, asked the comfort level of the board about splitting the difference and opting for the $1,600,000 levy adding about $3.82 per month on a $200,000 home. Crouch said that the amount of the levy is not set in stone, and could be adjusted once the assessed value of the district is finalized. “A lower rate is better than a higher rate because it’s cheaper for the homeowner,” Crouch said. In other business, the school board met at Stratton Elementary for their regular board meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 22, to discuss the McKinstry Energy Grant report. The company guaranteed the school a savings of $52,000 per year by auditing the district and making appropriate energy upgrades. The district had to pay $300,000 in a co pay and the state grant covered $650,000 of the project. The final report shows a savings of more than $53,385 for energy and operational savings. It also shows a utility rebate of more than $70,000.

One of the big project upgrades that came from the energy grant was an HVAC upgrade replacing the existing single boiler with two new electrical boilers at the high school improving the reliability of the system. The district will pay back the copay with a $39,000 annual payment, less than the amount of the expected savings. Also discussed was the newly issued Physical Education Program (PEP) grant, issued by the federal Department of Education. The grant is for $378,000 for the first year, $202,916 the second year and $197,239 the third year, to use to purchase new physical education equipment for the district. The Creating Healthy Student for Life program will take place over the next three years. “It will help our students lead active and healthy lifestyles,” grant director Michele Hunt said. Superintendent Dave Smith said this could include new weight room equipment for the high school, exchanging the old equipment for trade-in on the new items. Also part of the grant is PE equipment for the middle school. “It’s really top notch equipment,” Smith said. “It’s state of the art stuff.” Part of the grant requires the purchase of 600 pedometers for a data driven study of kindergarten through eighth grade students taking part of the physical education classes. The students have to wear the pedometers for seven days three times during the first

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time, if West were given a DOSA. Scudder said he would not be released to family members, but would go to Oxford House, a sober living home. West said after he completed inpatient treatment as part of his previous DOSA , that he was living with his sister in Chehalis.

He said he saw a family member involved in selling meth and left. “I’m 35 and have been using since I was 13,” he said. “I want to get better.” Nielsen said he would go along with another DOSA. “I was initially going to say no and send you to prison,” Nielson said. The fact that West completed the inpatient treatment meant

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savings time in 1918, setting both spring and fall times during World War I. However, it was an unpopular to the people and repealed in 1919. President Franklin D. Roos-

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something, he said. The community will be better served if West becomes drug free, he said. As for the forgery, Nielson said it was “a dumb stunt,” that didn’t make any sense. The check wasn’t actually cashed. Nielson sentenced West to six months in treatment. He will be on probation two years and will pay $750 in court costs and fees.


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Come See The Capitol Christmas Tree Start your Holiday Season here




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The parties are planned for a trip across the country, Starting in Newport, from Pend Oreille County. The shutdown over and forests re-staffed, The tree will come down on The People’s behalf. Two cranes and volunteers will carefully cut, While spectators watch from media huts. Suspending the tree in all its glory, Carefully dropping to share the story.


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Carriage rides at 1 p.m. on Third Street bring laughter, And Bagpipers music can be heard there after. The Engelmann spruce arrives at 2:30 p.m., Eighty-eight feet of Christmas spirit as an emblem.

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Downtown Newport 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Pend Oreille County Historical Museum gift shop open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Two stages showcasing local artists and talent Three elves workshops for cookie decorating, ornament painting and crafts and reading. Food vendors selling food, hot chocolate and hot apple cider Art Show by the River Arts Alliance at the Visitors Center 11 a.m. to noon – Winter photographs at the Roxy Theater 1-2 p.m. – Winter photographs at the Roxy Theater 1-5 p.m. – Carriage rides at the United Church of Christ 2:30 p.m. – Capitol Tree arrives in Newport, parks in front of City Hall 3 p.m. – Newport Mayor Shirley Sands gives official welcoming 6 p.m. – Newport Christmas Tree lighting at Centennial Plaza

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How it all started WASHINGTON D.C. – The tradition of the Capitol Christmas Tree, or “The People’s Tree,� began in 1964 when Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John W. McCormack, D-Mass., placed a live Christmas tree on the Capitol lawn. This tree lived three years before succumbing to wind and root damage. In 1970, the capitol architect asked the U.S. Forest Service to provide a Christmas tree. Since then, a different national forest

has been chosen each year to provide “The People’s Tree.� This national forest also works with state forests to provide companion trees that are smaller Christmas trees for offices in Washington, D.C. This year will mark the second time that Washington state has provided the Capitol Christmas Tree. In 2006, a Pacific silver fir was provided from the Olympic National Forest.

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BR I E FLY Holiday bazaar in Blanchard this weekend

BLANCHARD – The annual Blanchard Community Center Holiday Bazaar is Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 2-3, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Arts and crafts, Christmas decorations and gifts and concessions and refreshments will sold.

Listen to music in Blanchard BLANCHARD – Ron and Kathy Green will be performing at the Blanchard Community Center Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 6:30 p.m. The free musical community event is titled, “Come Hear the Anointed Music Ministry of Reflection of Love.” MINER PHOTO|DESIREÉ HOOD

Enjoy food, games at Harvest Party OLDTOWN – House of the Lord is holding a Harvest Party, titled “Jesus Is The Light,” Thursday, Oct. 31, from 3-6 p.m. at Station 2:41 Coffee House, 311 N. Idaho Ave., Oldtown. The enter family is invited for games, prizes, free food, “trunk of treating,” candy, a bouncy house and more. For more information, call 208-437-2032.

Trick-or-treat at Newport businesses NEWPORT – Watch for pintsized ghouls and goblins during Newport’s annual trick-ortreat event at most downtown businesses Thursday, Oct. 31. The event is from 3-5 p.m. at participating businesses with signs in their windows. For more information, visit details/trick-or-treat-48.

Priest River Library holds book sale BLANCHARD – Two rooms of used books will be on sale Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Priest River Library, 118 Main St. The sale is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Share your life events for free NEWPORT – The Newport and Gem State Miner Newspapers are looking to share your life events with the community. Submit births, weddings and engagements to The Miner for publication at no charge. The Miner can be reached at 509447-2433, minernews@povn. com or visit online, or stop by the office at 421 S. Spokane in Newport.

|| S E R V I C E || NOTE Katie K. Hartwig Army Pfc. Katie K. Hartwig has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises. Hartwig is the daughter of Gary and Patricia Hartwig of Blanchard. She is a 2007 graduate of House of the Lord Christian Academy in Oldtown.

Fall leaves bring children joy Sean Malcolm, 3, wipes leaves from his brother Jon Malcolm’s, 12, face while burying each other in leaves Wednesday, Oct. 23, enjoying the last remnants of fall colors and the bright sunshine in Newport.

Schilling turns 100 NEWPORT – Buster Schilling, a longtime Pend Oreille County resident, is turning 100 years old Nov. 3. He will celebrate with a party from 1-3 p.m. at the Newport Long Term Care Facility, located next to Newport Hospital. Schilling was born Nov. 3, 1913, in Regan, N.D., to Henry and Ethel Schilling. He helped with the haying, taking care of the horses and livestock on the farm while growing up. In 1936, his sister Ethel and her husband moved out West and asked Schilling to come with them. He worked several jobs, and learned to be a body man repairing automobiles in a Chevrolet garage in Pullman. He met Luella Graham at a Cheney prom, and he went to work in Newport in July 1940 for Art Fisher. Luella and Buster were looking at a house Dec. 7, 1941, when they heard about the attack on Pearl Harbor. Buster knew he would have to go into the Army, so they were married on Christmas Day, 1941. Buster and Luella bought a farm in Cusick in 1946. He hayed, raised cattle, chickens, and other animals, while working at a sawmill. They purchased an apartment house and moved to Newport in 1956. Schilling was active in the Newport Rodeo Association, and he organized the annual rodeo parade for 42 years. After working in the pole yard for 18 years, he retired and volunteered for Rural Resources, driving people to Spokane for


Belly dance with Create NEWPORT – Create Arts Center is offering a variety of events during the month of November, including Belly Dance lessons, wood carving and celebrations for the Capitol Christmas Tree. Belly Dance Fitness is offered on Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. teaching participants to develop graceful movements emphasizing proper posture. The class is open to people of all ages and fitness levels above the age of seven years. The cost is $10 per class or $40 per month. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable leggings or skirt, crop top or leotard and bare feet. Creative Dance will be taught Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4-5 p.m. Jessa Ritter will teach a blend of hip hop, jazz, lyrical and funk dance. The class is open to ages 10 and up. The cost is $8 per week or $30 a month. Learn to knit with Dorothy Bernard, Monday, Nov. 4 and Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Learn basic knitting, cast on, knit stitch, pearl stitch and bind off. Participants need size eight needles about 1012 inches long and cotton yarn. Pre-registration only for this

event. Call 509-447-9277. Oil painting classes will happen every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Barry Dumaw will teach the class. He has won Artist of the Year for Idaho State Ducks Unlimited and Montana Chapter Safari Club International. The cost is $35 per person. Basic painting supplies are needed. Children ages 3-17 can participate in Miss Patty’s Dance Experience classes each Monday in November, weaving story telling, acting, dancing and play into dance skills appropriate for the age groups. Classes will be made according to age groups. All classes are 45 minutes and class sizes are limited. For more information, email Create is helping host some of the festivities during the Capitol Christmas Tree celebration, Friday, Nov. 1, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. They will be offering commemorative ornaments for $10, Capitol Christmas Tree cards for $5 and pinecone wreaths for $10-$45. For a complete listing of events in November or for more information, call Create at 509-447-9277.

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Buster Schilling is celebrating his 100th birthday Sunday, Nov. 3. from 1-3 p.m. at the Newport Long Term Care Facility, located next to Newport Hospital.

their appointments. Buster and Luella have one daughter, Forence Elaine McTigue, a granddaughter, Sandy Gillies, and two great-granddaughters, Ariel and Isabella McTigue, who all live in Huntsville, Ala. Buster and Luella called Bingo at the nursing home twice a week for 25 years. They will celebrate their 72nd wedding anniversary this Christmas Day, in the nursing home, where they are residents.

‘Live and Learn’ at Priest River Library PRIEST RIVER – Live and Learn craft events are set for the Priest River Library in November. Thursday, Nov. 7, at 5:30 p.m., join Lisa for basic glass etching on coasters. Thursday, Nov. 14 at 5 p.m. join Jean for paper bead jewelry. Register early for classes, size is limited. Saturday, Nov. 9, at 10 a.m. join Colin of limey solutions. Colin will show you how easy it is to email photos, upload photos to your favorite social media site and more, just in time for the holidays. Minimum attendance required at computer classes, call to register. Story time themes in November will include Trains, Turkeys and Family Reading Week. Hanukkah will be held in Blanchard only Wednesday, Nov. 27. Thursday, Nov. 28, the libraries will be closed for Thanksgiving. Story Time in Blanchard Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. and

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Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. in Priest River will offer holiday fun in December. Make a unique creation from cardboard during Family Reading Week, Nov. 17-23. Just imagine what you can build with some tape, cardboard and decorations. Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 4-5 p.m. in Blanchard and Thursday, Nov. 21, at 4-5:30 p.m. in Priest River, join in the fun and let your imagination run wild. Monday through Saturday during Family Reading Week the library will have a table set up with blank cards so patrons can make a card for “Create a Card for Your Community.” Cards will be given to families in need through local food banks in the area. Check the library website for more information at or call 448-2207 in Priest River and 437-0801 in Blanchard.


“Where The Sheep Go To Be Fed” 101 S. Scott • Newport Sunday Morning 10 a.m. (509) 939-0676 / 97.3 FM “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.” John 6:35

NEWPORT – Kailey Ralston of Newport is the October Soroptimist Girl of the Month. Ralston is a senior at Newport High School, currently involved in the Running Start Program. She is planning Ralston to graduate June 2014 with her Associates of Arts Degree. After graduation, she plans to transfer to a fouryear university where she will earn her Bachelors Degree in biology. She would like to then enroll in medical school to become a

3rd and Spokane St., Newport, WA Worship Service ~ 10:00 a.m. Church School ~ 10:00 a.m. Nursery Care Available Rev. Russell Clark 447-4121



“Where Jesus and Real Life Meet.” Worship Time: Sunday 10:30 a.m. at the Newport High School Real Life Ministries office, 420 4th St. Newport, WA - Office Phone: (509) 447-2164 or Toll Free (877) 997-1200

PINE RIDGE COMMUNITY CHURCH 1428 1st Street West Sunday School ~ 9:15 a.m. Morning Worship ~ 10:30 a.m. Wednesday: Youth ~7:00 p.m. Pastor Mitch McGhee 447-3265

DALKENA COMMUNITY CHURCH • VILLAGE MISSIONS S.S. ~ 9:30 • Worship ~ 11 a.m. Family Night, Wednesday ~ 7 p.m. (Bible and Youth Clubs) Pastor Sandy Strait - 509-447-3687

Community Church Directory Newport: St. Anthony’s, 447-4231 612 W. First St., Sun. - 11 a.m. Usk: St. Jude’s River Rd., Sat. - 5p.m. Ione: St. Bernard’s, 802 - 8th St., Sun. - 2nd & 4th - 8:00 a.m. Metaline Falls: St. Joseph’s, 446-2651 -- 406 Park St., Sun., 1st, 3rd & 5th - 8:00 a.m.

GRACE BIBLE CHURCH of Diamond Lake Corner of North Shore Road and Jorgens Road Informal Family-style Worship Sundays 10:00 a.m. 509-671-3436


36245 Hwy 41, Oldtown, ID Sunday School 9 a.m. Sunday Services - 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wed. - Bible Study 6 p.m. Pastor Jack Jones Church Office 208-437-0150



Diamond Lake Church 326002 Hwy. 2, West of Newport Head Elder Dale French, (509) 447-4565 Newport Church - Corner of Lilac Lane & Hwy. 20 North Pastor Ron Fleck (509) 447-4755 Sat. Morning Services Sabbath School 9:30 • Worship 11:00 NACS THRIFT SHOP (509) 447-3488 PO Valley Church School (208) 437-2638

physician. Ralston has been involved in the Big Brother/Big Sister mentoring program for three years. She is also a member of the National Honor Society and she enjoys playing volleyball, being with her friends and family and warm weather. “My family is so supportive and I would not be where I am today without them,” she said. Ralston’s mother is a math teacher at Newport High School and her father is a manager at Ponderay Newsprint. She has two younger brothers that are also enrolled in the Newport School District. SPRING VALLEY MENNONITE CHURCH

4912 Spring Valley Road Sunday: 9:45 a.m. Worship Service 11 a.m. -- Sunday School (509) 447-3588


“Sharing Christ As He Is, With People As They Are” 2nd & Spokane Sts 447-3846 9 a.m. Sunday School 10:15 a.m. Worship Service 11:30 a.m. Fellowship Time September - May AWANA - Tuesday 5:30 p.m. The Immortals (13-High School ) Thur. 7-9 Pastor Rob Malcolm


4 Miles South of Newport, Hwy. 2 Sun.: 9:30 Sun. School, 10:30, Worship, 6 p.m. Evening Service Sun. & Wed. at Pastor’s house. Jams 5 pm 2nd Saturdays Pastor, Walt Campbell: 447-5101


754 Silver Birch Ln. • Oldtown, ID 83822 ‘’Contemporary Worship’’ Sun. ~ 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. “United Generation Church” Youth Group Wednesday 6 p.m. Jeff & Robie Ecklund, Pastors • 437-2032


1 mile S. of Newport on Hwy. 2 • 447-3742 Pastor Rob Greenslade Sun. School 9:45 a.m. • Worship 11 a.m. Evening Worship 6:30 p.m. Bible Study Weds. 6:30 p.m.


332801 Hwy. 2, P.O. Box 653, Newport Pastors Matt & Janine Goodrich Sunday School 9 am - Worship Service 10 am (509) 447-4338


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Donald Arthur Ricard Priest River

Donald Arthur Ricard passed away Friday Oct. 11. He was 89. Mr. Ricard was born Sept. 12, 1924, in Crookston, Minn. He was the oldest of six siblings. He moved Ricard with his family to Burbank, Wash. He joined the U.S. Navy in May of 1943. He married Pattie Lou Swain in 1949. They raised her daughter, Glenda, until her death of pneumonia at age 3. They had three children of their own: Victoria, Cherrie and Richard. They were married for 60 years until her death at 77, March 20, 2009, after a brief illness. After the war he became a heavy equipment operator and was a master of his trade. Mr. Ricard signed on with Grants Construction Company, retiring finally when the company was sold in 1983. He was especially proud of having the opportunity to travel to Vietnam for 18 months, teaching local operators how to build an airport and roads. He and Pattie finally settled on 20 acres in Priest River. After retiring, they took trees from the property and using his sawmill, built a log home. “The big house” was a labor of love and a dream of theirs. Donald and Pattie had the wonderful experience of traveling across the United States in their beloved motor home for 23 years, crossing the U.S. while visiting loved ones. They enjoyed the open road and had many adventures. Family members remember that Mr. Ricard was quick with a smile and always enjoyed his time with his friends and family. He loved the views from his home, often watching the deer in the mornings. He enjoyed a close friendship with son-in-law, Dan. He was able to stay in his home until the last day of his life thanks to his daughters and son. His daughter Cherrie prepared his meals and lives on the property, daughter Victoria came up every two to three weeks, and his son, Richard, came every year to visit, sometimes traveling in the motor home together. He was preceded in death by his parents Florence and Arthur, brother Marvin, brother-in-law Don Baker, wife Patricia and stepdaughter Glenda. He is survived by sisters Jane Hainline (and Tom); Lorraine Baker, sister-in-law Evelyn Ricard; brothers Will (and Mary); Jim Ricard (and Melba); daughters Victoria (and Gene) Silvernail; Cherrie (and Dan) Savage; son Richard (and Patti) Ricard; grandchildren Doniella, Jason, Dominique, Richard, Kevin, Richelle and Ryan (and Chelsea); great-grandchildren Taylor (and Rachael), Paige, Paeton, Mia, Emma, Brayden, Dane and Archer and many nieces and nephews. A graveside memorial service with military honors will be held Saturday, Nov. 2, at 2 p.m. at the Evergreen Cemetery in Priest River. Following the service a reception will be held at his home. Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home in Priest River is in charge of ar-


rangements. Friends and family are invited to sign the online guestbook at

Jess Elwin “Jack” Pickerel Newport

Jack Elwin “Jack” Pickerel passed away peacefully at home Oct. 20 in Newport. Mr. Pickerel was born March 19, 1926, in Spokane. He spent most of his life in or near Usk. Pickerel Prior to graduation from Cusick High School in 1944, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and upon graduating, entered training at Farragut Naval Training Station. He served on The Battleship Colorado in the Pacific during World War II. After returning from the war in 1946, Mr. Pickerel spent a few years in Alaska working in the fishing industry then back to Washington to get back to what he loved: ranching and rodeo. In 1953, he married Betty Irene Pickerel (Bemis) and they started a family. Soon after they married he went to work for the Pend Oreille County Road Department and in 1960, he and Betty purchased the family farm near Sandwich Creek, in Usk. He retired from the county after 33 years of service but continued to work tirelessly on the farm. Mr. Pickerel was an incredibly hard worker, which is evident by some of his favorite past-times: cutting wood, haying and building fence. He also enjoyed deer hunting, rodeo and hitting the open road in his Ford pickup and camper. He took the family on annual trips to the Omak Stampede and he and Betty made several cross country trips to visit family as far away as Iowa. He was very devoted to his family. He showed this in many ways but one that stands out is the fact that he never missed any of his kids’ sporting events, no matter how far away or how hard to get to. Mr. Pickerel was a very giving, caring, genuine friend to many and will be greatly missed, family said. Mr. Pickerel is survived by his wife, Betty Pickerel of Newport; children Bill Pickerel (and Penny) of Usk, Carol Stewart (and Curt) of Wolf Creek, Mont., Jack Pickerel (and Jen) of Sandpoint; grandchildren Nicole Pugh (and Scott) of Kennewick, Shawnee Lanphear (and Levi) of Kennewick, Jesse Stewart of Wolf Creek, Lake Pickerel of Sandpoint; and greatgrandson Hank Lanphear. He was preceded in death by his father, Jess Pickerel, mother, Dorothy Pickerel (Garland), son, Joe Pickerel, brothers, Robert “Bob” Pickerel and Don Pickerel. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Cusick High School Athletic Department, 305 Monumental Way, Cusick, WA 99119. A graveside service will be held Saturday, Nov. 2 at 11 a.m. at the Newport Cemetery. Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home in Newport is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guestbook at


Brennan Marie McNamara Brennan Marie McNamara was born Oct. 3 at 7:42 p.m. to Eleece Kennedy and Logan McNamara of Newport. She weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces and measured 18.5 inches in length, delivered by Dr. Kraus at Newport Hospital. She joins brother Payton and sisters Lauren and Addison. Maternal grandparents are Mark Kennedy and Tiki Wiese. Paternal grandparents are Douglas McNamara and Latina Teal.

Kamiah Marie Nuss Kamiah Marie Nuss was born Oct. 4 at 8:08 a.m. to Melanie Taylor and Elijah Nuss of Newport. She weighed 7 pounds, 15.8 ounces and measured 21 inches in length, delivered by Dr. Ragsdale at Newport Hospital. She joins sisters Lizabeth and Ethan, and brothers Tanner, Christian and Payton.



Maternal grandparents are Yeteva Jean Taylor. Paternal grandparents are Steven Nuss and Cynthia Nohls.

Safina Elaine Miller Safina Elaine Miller was born Oct. 15 at 11:52 a.m. to Anita Miller of Oldtown. She weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces and measured 19.5 inches in length, delivered by Dr. Ragsdale at Newport Hospital. She joins brother Aiden. Grandparents are Darrell Miller and Debora Coyle.

Kiera Leanne Arquette Kiera Leanne Arquette was born Oct. 17 at 7:55 p.m. to Erica Atwood and Sean Arquette of Newport. She weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and measured 19-3/4 inches in length, delivered at Newport Hospital by Dr. Ragsdale. Maternal grandparents are Reginald and Susan Patenaude. Paternal grandparents are William Arquette and Judi BaggarleyBeckley.

|| Editor’s note: The police reports, taken from dispatch logs provided to The Miner by law enforcement agencies, are not intended to be an exact report but rather a comprehensive list of police calls in Pend Oreille and West Bonner counties. Dispatch also fields calls for the Kalispel Tribe property in Airway Heights. Certain police calls are generally omitted because of space constraints. These include but aren’t limited to ambulance calls for illness, unfounded alarms, traffic stops, dogs at large, abandoned vehicles, 911 hang–ups and civil standbys. All dispositions for the police reports are assumed to be active, assist or transfer at press time. The police reports are updated each weekday on The Miner Online.

PEND OREILLE COUNTY Monday, Oct. 21 TRAFFIC OFFENSE – W. 5th St., report that vehicle did not stop for school crossing. ACCIDENT – LeClerc Rd. N., one vehicle rollover reported. THEFT – Munro Drive, report that hunting items are missing off property. THEFT – Deer Valley Rd. THEFT – N. Hayford Rd., report of theft. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – S. Washington Ave., Newport, report of abandoned electronic wheelchair with green backpack sitting on the seat. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VERBAL – Hwy. 211, respondent reports being threatened by roommate. THEFT – S. Newport Ave., report of two chainsaws missing from bed of truck. Tuesday, Oct. 22 SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – W. 5th St., report of people in an SUV talking about guns. TRESPASSING – Deer Valley Rd., report that someone has been cutting trees on subject’s property. THEFT – Basnaw Rd., reported theft of fuel in July. ACCIDENT – Hwy. 2, report of two-vehicle accident non-injury non-blocking. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Baker Lake Rd., complainant reports seeing a blinking white light. ARREST – Hwy. 211, Ginger Lela Bullock, 50, of Newport was arrested for driving with a suspended license and driving without the required ignition interlock.



MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4 Pend Oreille County Commissioners: 9 a.m. - Pend Oreille County Courthouse Lenora Water and Sewer District: 10 a.m. - Skookum Rendezvous Lodge Bonner County Fair Board: 6 p.m. - Fairgrounds Office in Sandpoint Newport City Council: 6 p.m. Newport City Hall Priest River City Council: 6 p.m. - Priest River City Hall Blanchard Tea Party: 6:30 p.m. Blanchard Community Center Property Rights Council: 6:30 p.m. - Bonner County Administration Building, Sandpoint TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5 Bonner County Commissioners: 8:45 a.m. - Bonner County Administrative Building Pend Oreille County Commissioners: 9 a.m. - Pend Oreille County Courthouse



SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – River Rd., man said someone was after him. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PHYSICAL – N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights, report of DV physical in casino. ARREST – Keenan Blu Smith, 30, of Ione was arrested for negligent driving. Wednesday, Oct. 23 VEHICLE PROWL – N. Hayford Rd., report of vehicle prowl. ARREST – Allen Rd., Keith A. Smith, 52, of Elk was arrested on warrants. GUNSHOT – Telephone Rd. E., report of accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound. BURGLARY – W. 2nd St. LOST PROPERTY – Ibbetson Drive S., report of part on dock missing that may have been stolen. SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE – LeClerc Rd. N., report of suspicious vehicle in area. THEFT – 2nd Ave., report of theft. THEFT – Allen Rd., reported theft of vehicle. Thursday, Oct. 24 THEFT – Deeter Rd. THEFT – Overlook Drive, reported theft of well equipment. ACCIDENT – Hwy. 2, report of accident with injuries involving bicyclist. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Coyote Trail Rd. BURGLARY – LeClerc Rd. S., report of burglary. SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE – Fertile Valley Rd., report of suspicious vehicle in area. TRESPASSING – N. Hayford Rd., report of trespassing. DISTURBANCE – S. Newport Ave., report that known female is downstairs screaming knocking on doors. Friday, Oct. 25 CHIMNEY FIRE – S. Marian Ave., report of chimney fire flames embers and smoke. ACCIDENT – Flowery Trail Rd., report of female stuck in the ditch in a white truck. BURGLARY – Hwy. 211, report of chainsaw stolen. ARREST – S. Garden Ave., Newport, Jackie Paul-Forte, 42, of Newport was arrested on warrants. THEFT – W. Walnut St., Newport, reported gas drive off. THEFT – Patti Lane, report of wheelbarrow taken sometime last night.


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2 Pondoray Shores Water and Sewer District: 9 a.m. - Pend Oreille Public Utility District Office, Newport Pend Oreille County Democrats Bake and Book Sale: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Hospitality House, Newport


Pend Oreille PUD Commissioners: 10 a.m. - Newport offices Bonner County Soil and Water Conservation District: 1:30 p.m. - USDA Office, 1224 Washington Ave., Ste. 101 Greater Newport Area Chamber of Commerce: 6 p.m. - PUD Office West Pend Oreille Fire District: 6:30 p.m. - Fire Hall on Highway 57 Pend Oreille County Fair Board: 7 p.m. - Fairgrounds at Cusick Pend Oreille Fire District No. 5: 7 p.m. - Fire Station 51, 406722 Highway 20, Cusick WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6 Diamond Lake Water and Sewer: 10 a.m. - District Office, 172 South Shore Road Oldtown Urban Renewal District Board: 5:30 p.m. - Oldtown City Hall Fire District No. 4 Commissioners: 6 p.m. - Dalkena Fire Station No. 41 Diamond Lake Improvement Association: 6:30 p.m. - Diamond Lake Fire Station, Highway 2 Sacheen Lake Sewer and Water District Board: 7 p.m. - Sacheen Fire Station, Highway 211 Ione Town Council: 7 p.m. Clerk’s Office

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ACCIDENT – Hwy. 20, report of two-vehicle accident non-injury non-blocking accident. LITTERING – Regal Rd., report that complainant found trash on property . ERRATIC DRIVER – Hwy. 20, report of tan Blazer passing multiple vehicles in fog. ERRATIC DRIVER – Hwy. 2, report that three vehicles passed complainant doing about 100 mph. ARREST – Hwy. 2, Michelle L. Burdick, 39, of Elk was arrested for driving under the influence. ARREST – Stanley Drive, James R. Cupp, Jr., 22, of Cusick was arrested for driving under the influence. DISTURBANCE – S. Newport Ave., report that female neighbor is beating on walls and screaming at respondent. THEFT – N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights Saturday, Oct. 26 ARREST – W. 7th St., Jesse Patrick Gillette, 22, was arrested for trespassing. SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE – Stanley Drive, respondent states silver Toyota going back revving engine. THEFT – Old State Rd., respondent had game camera stolen. ERRATIC DRIVER – Hwy. 2, report of SUV no lights on. ARREST – Christopher M. Mosely, 52, of Olympia was arrested for driving under the influence. Sunday, Oct. 27 CHIMNEY FIRE – N. Idaho Ave., report of flames and smoke from chimney. ERRATIC DRIVER – Best Chance Rd., report of flack Ford truck speeding. ARREST – W. Walnut St., Newport, Douglas Edwin Ward, 55, of Newport was arrested on warrants. ARREST – W. 5th St., Jordan Mitchell Dalziel, 23, of Newport was arrested for fourth degree assault. FRAUD – N. Calispell Ave., report of debit card being used. WEAPON OFFENSE – Ford Rd., report of male with gun following caller. UTILITY PROBLEM – Indian Creek Rd, report of tree blocking road fell over power lines. SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE – Forest Service Rd., complainant hunting in the area reports vehicle has not moved in three days. ERRATIC DRIVER – Hwy. 2, report that silver Suburban tossed ball



Joshua W. Brink 26, is wanted on three Pend Oreille County warrants for burglary second degree, malicious mischief first degree and attempting to elude as well as violation Brink of release conditions. He is 6 feet, 2 inches tall and weighs 170 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. His last known address was in the Elk area.

55, is wanted on two Pend Oreille County warrants for failure to appear on original Ward

WEST BONNER COUNTY Monday, Oct. 21 ACCIDENT – Oldtown JUVENILE PROBLEM – Old Priest River Rd., Oldtown ACCIDENT SLIDE OFF – Eastside Rd., report of a slide off. Tuesday, Oct. 22 No reportable incidents. Wednesday, Oct. 23 ACCIDENT – E. Jackson Ave., Priest River, reported hit and run. RECKLESS DRIVING – Hwy. 2, Priest River ARREST – Blanchard Cutoff, Blanchard, Ian Freir, 28, of Newport was arrested for possession of methamphetamine, one felony warrant and one misdemeanor warrant. Tina Stolz, 33, of Priest River was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana. Thursday, Oct. 24 BATTERY – Hwy. 57, Priest River. Friday, Oct. 25 THEFT – Hwy. 2, Priest River, reported theft of property. BATTERY – Hwy. 57, Priest River Saturday, Oct. 26 RECKLESS DRIVING – Hwy. 2 Oldtown ARREST – Annette Ave., Priest Lake, Michael Dean Barker, 55, of Priest Lake was arrested for battery. Sunday, Oct. 27 WEAPON OFFENSE – Golden Gate Rd., Priest River SEX OFFENSE – Harriet St., Priest River



Editor’s Note: The following are descriptions of people currently wanted by the Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s Office and other law enforcement agencies. Any information about these suspects should be directed to the sheriff’s office by calling 509-447-3151. This is a regular section of The Miner. All information is provided by the sheriff’s office.

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out window at complainant’s vehicle. GRASS FIRE – Marshall Lake Rd., report of power lines down, grass on fire. VEHICLE FIRE – Highline Rd., report of truck on fire. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Bobier Rd. S., report that caller heard loud crash and believes someone or something is on his property. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Green Rd., respondent heard female screaming on property, unable to locate. PROPERTY DAMAGE – Diamond Drive, report that tree fell on house.

charges of criminal trespassing and theft third degree. He is 5 feet, 7 inches tall and weighs 140 pounds, with blue eyes and gray hair. His last known address was in the Newport area.

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49, is wanted on one Pend Oreille County warrant for failure to appear on original charges of forgery. He is 5 feet, 5 inches tall and weighs 240 pounds, with hazel Osborn eyes and brown hair. His last known address was in the Newport area.

Nicholas D. Hood 34, is wanted on a Pend Oreille County warrant for failure to appear on original charges of domestic violence assault 4th. He is 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighs 155 pounds, with green Hood eyes and brown hair. His last known address was in the Ione area.

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NEWPORT – Gonzaga University instructor and guitarist Paul Grove will be performing at the Cutter Theatre Saturday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. performing everything from Bach to the Beatles. The cost is $10 per ticket. Student standby tickets are available for this performance.



IONE – The Ione town council discussed construction and budget amendments at its regular council meeting Wednesday, Sept. 18. This included the completion of shoulder work and sidewalk installation the state Department of Transportation deemed necessary along Highway 31. Councilman Charlie Spears said the project has been completed and the “momentary annoyance” of dust caused by the Knife River Corporation should decrease. The DOT chose the company for this project and area residents and businesses voiced concern over the amount of dust the work was causing the town. Spears said residents have to put up with a little inconvenience

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These are some of the Cusick High School students who will be frightening young and old during the Trail of Terror, which will continue Wednesday and Thursday, Oct, 30-31.

to get new sidewalks and new streetlights. Part of the state project included 13 pedestrian lights, about 15 feet in height, along the sidewalk from the North Pend Oreille Valley Food Court to Porters Plaza. Town mayor Jessica Davis said the lights are a good addition to the town as there is little light for pedestrians after dark. Davis said that turning the lights on may be an issue and the town is working with the Pend Oreille Public Utility District (PUD) about the cost to run the new lights. “We might stagger which ones we turn on,” Davis said.

Russia, Brazil, India, Canada, and throughout the U.S. His awards include scholarship and research grants to study Russian music and to further his own studies. Grove has won distinction and prizes in national and international classical guitar festivals and competitions,

METALINE – The Town of Metaline is holding three Public Hearings Wednesday, Nov. 13 at Metaline Town Hall. The purpose to the hearing at 6:15 p.m. is to get public input on the draft of the Metaline Water System Plan. Mike Morse, project civil engineer, said his company, Taylor Engineering, developed the water system plan to show what the system offers, the source of the water and any future improvements that may be needed. A public hearing at 6:30 p.m. is for the purpose of reviewing the 2014 Tax Levy Resolution. Diane Brown, Metaline clerk, said this is an annual 1 percent tax levy that the council must approve. A public hearing at 6:45 p.m. is for reviewing the 2014 city budget. The budget proposal shows a small decrease in funds for 2014, totaling $234,087.

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“At least we have them if we need them.” The town council was not consulted before the installation but Spears said they would make it happen to turn on the lights if possible. “No one asked if we wanted them or not. They look nice, but they are not ours,” Spears said. “It’s the principal of the thing.” He said the town has an 8 percent increase in expenses with less revenue coming in for the next years’ budget. “We have to spend less and tighten our belts a little bit,” Spears said. Other business discussed, the

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Station, but there is no parking at the trail, so people have to take a bus to get there. Cost is $5 per person. Cassidy Jacobson posted on the KALTRAN Facebook page that it was well worth the price of admission. “I hate you all for scaring me so much, but at the same time I’m super glad I went,” she wrote. Cusick seniors are working at the trail. “This is the first year for the Trail of Terror and all of the students hope that it will be a success,” said class president Kaylynn Balcom. “We hope that, if this event is successful, it will become a tradition for every senior class here in Cusick.” Senior class advisor Ron Markel said the money will be used for the senior class trip. The class is tentatively planning to go to the Seattle/Portland area for their trip this year. This is just one of the fundraisers the class holds throughout the year to pay for the trip. The event will also be a fundraiser for the junior class, who will be selling concessions such as hot chocolate and candy at the Powwow grounds.

The ticket is free to a student on a first come first serve basis, but the seat is not reserved and availability is restricted to those seats not sold at the time of the concert. Grove is an instructor at Gonzaga University but his concert schedule has taken him around the world, including

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Two nights left for ‘Trail of Terror’ USK – People will have two more chances to brave the Trail of Terror offered Wednesday and Thursday Oct. 30-21. About 100 people have been through the Trail of Terror the first two nights, said Julia Whitford, one of the event’s organizers. “That’s great for the first year,” she said. “We plan to make this an annual event.” Sonny Finley and his family went through the trail Saturday. “I really enjoyed it,” Finley said. “They made it family friendly for my kids, then turned it up for the adults.” Finley attended with his wife and 9-year-old daughter and her friend. His 15-year-old son Spirit is one of the actors participating in the Trail of Terror. “The other night when it was so foggy, it really added to it,” he said. Everyone starts by going through the giant spider web at the beginning of the trail, Whitford said. There will be witches, zombies, and graveyard monsters to add to the thrill. Whitford said the busses will run as often as the busses fill up. She said the largest group to go through is about 10, but to get the full scare factor, groups or seven or eight are better. The Trail of Terror is a fundraising project for the senior class at Cusick High School. It was conceived by Julia Whitford of KALTRAN, the Kalispel Tribe’s transit system. “We have to show we’re marketing to all age groups,” Whitford said. This was a way to reach young people. Wednesday, Oct. 30, the trail will be open from 6-9 p.m. The next night, Halloween, the trail will be open from 6-10 p.m. People catch a KALTRAN bus from the Powwow to the trail. The trail is just south of the Fire

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Selkirk honors Veterans in concert IONE – The Selkirk School District Music Department will present the 16th annual Veterans Day Concert on Friday, Nov. 8, at 10 a.m. in the Sam Nicholas Gymnasium. Titled “Never Forget,” this concert will include performances by the fourth and fifth grade choir, high school concert band and choir, vocal soloists and readers. The traditional service songs will also be performed with audience participation. This year marks the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, and the fundamental American document will be read by Selkirk student

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Sackett charged with child trafficking in North Dakota BISMARK – A former North Idaho man who won a victory over the Environmental Protection Agency in the U.S. Supreme Court involving his Priest Lake property, was charged by federal authorities with sex trafficking. According to The Williston Herald, Michael Thomas Sackett, 47, and another man are accused of attempting to entice an underage girl to commit a sex act. Sex trafficking is attempting to recruit or transport someone under age 18 across state lines knowing or in reckless disregard that the person is a minor and would be “caused to engage in a commercial sex act,” the paper reported, citing court documents. Sackett was released Oct. 18 and ordered to remain at a residence he keeps in Williston, N.D. with electronic monitoring. He was allowed limited interstate travel, but was ordered to give up his passport. U.S. Attorney Tim Purdon moved to block much of the affidavit of probable cause and other court documents, The Williston Herald reported. Purdon wanted to protect the ongoing investigation, as well as avoid compromising Homeland Security agents working the case, the newspaper reported on its website. The Williston Herald reported that Sackett owns two businesses in Idaho, Priest Lake Storage, LLC and Sackett & Sackett, LLC. Sackett and both businesses were sued by Cincinnati Insurance Co., over an alleged breach of contract involving a Granite Reeder Water & Sewer District project. Sackett and his wife, Chantall Sackett, won a U.S. Supreme Court decision that ruled property owners have a right to prompt review by a judge when the EPA issues a compliance order. EPA had determined Sackett had built in a wetland area.

Wall of Honor re-dedicated for Veterans Day PRIEST RIVER - The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2909 and the Ladies Auxiliary to the post in Priest River, present the fourth annual Wall of Honor re-dedication and missing man ceremonies Sunday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. The event is in honor of Veterans Day, Nov. 11. The event will be held at the VFW at 113 Larch St. All are welcome.

Fundraiser set to help Nelson’s kidney transplant fund PRIEST RIVER – Get your fill of spaghetti and help a neighbor at a benefit dinner set for Saturday, Nov. 9, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Priest River Senior Center. Procedes from the event will go to Cecil Nelson’s kidney transplant fund. The cost is $5 per person; children 6 and under eat for free. The center is located on the corner of Lincoln and Fourth in Priest River. Call Lorraine Simkins at 208-448-4142 for more information.


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OLYMPIA – Washington State’s Health Care Authority this week completed a yearlong project to bring together separate Internet platforms, consolidating the agency’s web pages dealing with the Washington Apple Health (Medicaid) program for low income residents. The move by the agency’s web team marks the end to a technical consolidation process that actually began with the merger of the Medicaid program and the Health Care Authority in 2011. The last four sites included several

While the website is still experiencing difficulties, The Miner’s goal here is to explain how to go about getting information about the Affordable Care Act, and health care coverage when the site is working properly. Washington and Idaho residents can either go through their state exchange sites, or the federal exchange. Health insurance is not free, unless you have little or no income. Subsidies are available based on your family’s income. The plans vary. There will still be private plans and Medicare doesn’t really change. The goal of the federal government is to have everyone covered by health insurance. The new Affordable Care Act is also impacting the private insurance market where businesses have traditionally paid for employees. How the rates and coverage will be impacted could take another year to sort out, according to industry experts. We haven’t tried to explain what the changes might be in this section.

Apply for health coverage four ways You can apply for health coverage in the federal Marketplace 4 ways: with a paper application, online, by phone, or in person with an assister. Apply with a paper application You can fill out a paper application and mail it in. You’ll find out whether you’re eligible for lower costs on private insurance, Medicaid, or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Once you get your eligibility notice, you can either go online to compare, choose, and enroll in a plan or contact the call center. A customer service representative will help you. If you or someone on your application are eligible for Medicaid or CHIP, a representative will contact you to enroll. To get a paper application, download the application form and instructions at gov .

Apply online in 4 steps When you apply online, you’ll follow a 4-step process:

Set up an account. Start by going to the Marketplace page. First you’ll provide some basic information. Then choose a user name, password, and security questions for added protection. Fill out the online application. You’ll provide information about you and your family, like income, household members, current health coverage information, and more. This will help the Marketplace find options that meet your needs. Important: If your household files more than one tax return, call the Marketplace Call Center at 1-800318-2596 (TTY: 1-855-889-4325) before you start an application. This is a very important step. Please don’t skip it. Representatives can provide directions to make sure your application is processed correctly. Compare your options. You’ll be able to see all the options you qualify for, including private insurance plans and free and low-cost coverage through Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The Marketplace will tell you if you qualify for lower costs on your monthly premiums and out-of-pocket costs on private insurance. You’ll see details on costs and benefits to help you choose a plan that’s right for you. Enroll. After you choose a plan, you can enroll online and decide


how you pay your premiums to your insurance company. You must pay your premium by the date the insurer provides before your coverage can begin. Coverage can begin as soon as Jan. 1, 2014. If you or a member of your family qualify for Medicaid or CHIP, a representative will contact you to enroll.

Apply by phone or with an in-person assister To apply by phone, call 1-800318-2596, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (TTY: 1-855-889-4325). A customer service representative will work with you to complete the application and enrollment process. You can also apply with the help of an assister who can sit with you and help you fill out a paper or online application. See separate story on local help.

In all states, there are people trained and certified to help you understand your health coverage options and enroll in a federal Marketplace plan. They’re known by different names, depending on who provides the service and where they’re located.

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still use the Marketplace to buy insurance at the standard price. • Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). These programs provide coverage to millions of families with limited income. If it looks like you qualify, the site will share information with your state agency and they’ll contact you. Many but not all states are expanding Medicaid in 2014 to cover more people. • No matter what state you live in, you can use the Marketplace. Some states operate their own Marketplace. In some states, the Marketplace is run by the Federal government. • Most people must have health

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The leaves are changing colors, stores shelves are filling with Halloween decorations and evening temperatures are dipping into the 40s. Fall has arrived in Washington, and that means it’s also the beginning of flu season. Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. The illness causes missed work and school days. In 2010, Americans missed 100 million work days due to flu-related illness, resulting in more than $10 billion in costs to companies’ bottom lines. The best way to protect yourself and reduce your chances of getting the flu this year is to get a flu vaccine. According to the Centers for Disease Control, everyone who is at least six months of age should get a flu vaccine. It is increasingly important to get vaccinated for people who have certain medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes or chronic lung disease, pregnant women, young children under 5 and people 65 and older. Despite the evidence and recommendations, hundreds of thousands of Washington residents won’t get vaccinated this year. Not only does that put your own personal health and wellbeing at risk, but it increases the

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Walking good for heart NEWPORT – The Northeast Tri County Health District said increasing the amount of walking daily will increase your heart rate which may increase life expectancy. They said that walking with health in mind requires setting aside time to walk. Walking for health is different than walking around the office or home and maintaining a consistent and dependable schedule is important. The goal is to increase your heart rate and maintain the accelerated rate for at least 30 minutes. Walking faster and letting arms swing while walking are good ways to increase the heart rate, the district said. A small amount of math is required to determine the target heart rate. Reduce the number 220 by current age and the result is the maximum heart rate for this

person. The district said walking is a low intensity exercise, so aiming for about 60 percent of the maximum heart rate is a good number to follow. For example, if the person is currently 40 years of age, subtract 220-40 to equal 180. Sixty percent of that is 108 beats per minute, which is the target heart rate. Checking the pulse is simple, the district said. Check the pulse for 10 seconds and multiply that number by six. With the math lesson over, the district said walking poses minimal risk for participants. Setting goals to complete while walking may help increase the challenge of the low intensity exercise. They recommend gradually increasing the amount of time walking while keeping the same pace or increasing the pace and keep walking for the same amount of time.


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• Young, healthy people get the flu, too. Influenza does not discriminate against age or healthy habits. Just because you’re young or don’t typically get sick doesn’t mean you can’t catch the flu. According to the CDC, people who have the flu can spread it to others from as far as six feet away. You can also catch the flu from someone who has yet to exhibit any signs or symptoms of being sick.

• The flu shot is not expensive. In most cases, the cost of a flu shot is covered by your health insurance plan, whether you buy health insurance on your own or are covered through your employer, through Medicare or Medicaid. More employers are now offering free onsite flu shot clinics at the office. If you get the flu, the costs of treating it and the potential for missed days of work or school far exceed the cost of the vaccination.

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olidays are a time for families to gather together for celebrating, reminiscing and sharing the joys of the season. It’s also a time when out-oftown family members may suddenly be confronted with the declining health of a loved one. Those taking care of aging family members are often unable to fully convey to those living far away the true needs of an elderly parent. So, these times of gathering together are a good time to start the conversation of how to handle long-term health care needs.

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Most people prefer to stay in their home or apartment for as long as possible. If this is your plan, it is important to step back and consider if modifications would allow you to remain at home longer. The goal of home modifications is to maximize your ability to safely care for yourself. Examples of home modifications include roll-in showers, stair lifts and grab bars. These kinds of modifications can be done well before they are needed and may help to avoid or delay the need for long-term care by helping to

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cines. Over the years, hundreds of millions of Americans have safely received IIV and LAIV flu vaccines. The most common side effects are soreness, redness, tenderness or swelling where the flu shot was given and nasal congestion after the flu vaccine nasal spray. Two flu vaccines available this season, Flucelvax® and Flublok®, are manufactured using new production techniques: Flucelvax is the first seasonal influenza vaccine licensed in the US that is produced using cultured animal cells instead of fertilized chicken eggs. Flublok is the first seasonal influenza vaccine made using recombinant techniques and does not use eggs at all in its production. Flublok also does not use the influenza virus in its production. The safety profile of these two new vaccines in clinical trials was similar to other IIVs. Common reactions included pain and redness at the injection site, headache, fatigue, muscle aches and malaise. A high dose IIV, called Fluzone High-Dose, contains more antigen than regular IIV and is approved for individuals aged 65 years and older. Its safety profile is similar to that of regular flu vaccines. During clinical studies, the most common health problems after vaccination were mild and temporary and included pain, redness and swelling at the injection site and headache, muscle aches, fever and malaise. Most people had minimal or no adverse events after receiving the Fluzone High-Dose vaccine. Another kind of IIV, called Fluzone Intradermal, is indicated for adults 18 through 64 years of age and is injected into the skin instead of the muscle. Common reactions to Fluzone Intradermal included redness, swelling, pain, and itching at the injection site. With the exception of pain, these side effects were more common with the intradermal shot than they are with regular flu shots. Other side effects included headache, muscle ache, and tiredness. These symptoms usually go away within three to seven days.

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cent of the young smokers using flavored cigars are not thinking about quitting, compared to 49 percent of other cigar smokers. More than 35 percent of current young cigarette smokers reported using flavored tobacco, including menthol cigarettes or flavored little cigars mistakenly thought of as flavored cigarettes. The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act was enacted in 2009, prohibiting the use of flavors, except menthol, in cigarettes. However, flavored little cigars are still sold with candy and fruit flavorings. The CDC states the wide variety of flavors appeal to young people and little cigars are taxed at a lower rate then cigarettes on the state level. They have become popular in recent years, showing a sales increase of more than 240 percent from 1997 to 2007. Flavored brands make up just less than 80 percent of the market share. The CDC states that smoking remains the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the U.S. Health consequences of smoking tobacco could include heart disease, multiple types of cancer, pulmonary disease, adverse reproductive effects, and the exacerbation of chronic health conditions. Smoking and exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke kills about 443,000 Americans each year, the CDC said. They said for every one death, 20 more people are suffering from a smokingrelated disease. Health care expenses are estimated at more than $193 billion annually in direct health care expenses and lost productivity. More than 99 percent of all smokers will start the habit before they are 26 years old.

sonal flu vaccines have been given safely. CDC expects that any serious side effects following vaccination with the 2013-2014 flu vaccine would be very rare. Mild side effects that may occur are expected to be similar to those experienced following past seasonal influenza vaccine. The flu shot: The viruses in the flu shots are either killed (inactivated) or recombinant (don’t contain virus particles), so you cannot get the flu from a flu shot. The quadrivalent vaccine has not been used in previous seasons, but its safety profile in pre-licensure trials has been very similar to the older trivalent flu vaccines. Most people who receive the flu shot do not experience serious problems from it. Mild problems that may be experienced include soreness, redness, or swelling where the shot was given, fainting (mainly adolescents), headache, muscle aches, fever, and nausea. If these problems occur, they usually begin soon after the shot and last 1-2 days. Life-threatening allergic reactions to vaccines are very rare. If they do occur, it is usually within a few minutes to a few hours after the shot is given. The nasal spray (also called LAIV): The viruses in the nasalspray vaccine are weakened and do not cause the severe symptoms that are often associated with influenza illness. (Because the nasal spray vaccine uses live – although

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much lower than the risk of severe complications from flu, which can be prevented by flu vaccine. Are there some people who should not receive this vaccine? People who have had a severe (life-threatening) allergy or reaction to a previous flu vaccine should not be vaccinated. People who have an allergy to eating eggs should discuss flu vaccination with their doctor. Many egg-allergic individuals can safely receive influenza


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A good night’s rest may literally clear the mind. Using mice, researchers showed for the first time that the space between brain cells may increase during sleep, allowing the brain to flush out toxins that build up during waking hours. These results suggest a new role for sleep in health and disease. The study was funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), part of the National Institute of Health. “Sleep changes the cellular structure of the brain. It appears to be a completely different state,” said Maiken Nedergaard, M.D., D.M.Sc., co-director of the Center for Translational Neuromedicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York, and a leader of the study. For centuries, scientists and philosophers have wondered why people sleep and how it affects the brain. Only recently have scientists shown that sleep is important for storing memories. In this study, Dr. Nedergaard and her colleagues unexpectedly found that sleep may be also be the period when the brain cleanses itself of toxic molecules. Their results, published in Science, show that during sleep a plumbing system called the glymphatic system may open, letting fluid flow rapidly through the brain. Dr. Nedergaard’s lab recently discovered the glymphatic system helps control the flow of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), a clear liquid surrounding the brain and spinal cord. Their results, published in Science, show that during sleep a plumbing system called the glymphatic system may open, letting fluid flow rapidly through the brain. Dr. Nedergaard’s lab recently discovered the glymphatic system helps control the flow of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), a clear liquid surrounding the brain and spinal cord. “It’s as if Dr. Nedergaard and her colleagues have uncovered a network of hidden caves and these exciting results highlight the potential importance of the network in normal brain function,” said Roderick Corriveau, Ph.D., a program director at NINDS. Initially the researchers studied the system by injecting dye into the CSF of mice and watching it flow through their brains while simultaneously monitoring electrical brain activity. The dye flowed rapidly when the mice were unconscious, either asleep or anesthetized. In contrast, the dye barely flowed when the same mice were awake. “We were surprised by how little flow there was into the brain when the mice were awake,” said Dr. Nedergaard. “It suggested that the space between brain cells changed greatly between conscious and unconscious states.” To test this idea, the researchers inserted electrodes into the brain to directly measure the space between brain cells. They found that the space inside the brains increased by 60 percent when the mice were asleep or anesthetized. “These are some dramatic changes in extracellular space,” said Charles Nicholson, Ph.D., a professor at New York University’s Langone Medical Center and an expert in measuring the dynamics of brain fluid flow and how it influences nerve cell communication. Certain brain cells, called glia, control flow through the glymphatic system by shrinking or swelling. Noradrenaline is an arousing hormone that is also known to control cell vol-

ume. Similar to using anesthesia, treating awake mice with drugs that block noradrenaline induced unconsciousness and increased brain fluid flow and the space between cells, further supporting the link between the glymphatic system and consciousness. Previous studies suggest that toxic molecules involved in neurodegenerative disorders accumulate in the space between brain cells. In this study, the researchers tested whether the glymphatic system controls this by injecting mice with labeled beta-amyloid, a protein associated with Alzheimer’s disease, and measuring how long it lasted in their brains when they were asleep or awake. Beta-amyloid disappeared faster in mice brains when the mice were asleep, suggesting sleep normally clears toxic molecules from the brain. “These results may have broad implications for multiple neurological disorders,” said Jim Koenig, Ph.D., a program director at NINDS. “This means the cells regulating the glymphatic system may be new targets for treating a range of disorders.” The results may also highlight the importance of sleep. “We need sleep. It cleans up the brain,” said Dr. Nedergaard.


Foodborne illness can damper holiday joy CDC offers holiday cooking advice BY DESIREÉ HOOD OF THE MINER

NEWPORT – The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than 76 million cases of foodborne illnesses are reported each year, more than 325,000 hospitalizations and more than 5,000 deaths. Proper food handling and hand washing techniques may eliminate some risk of food poisoning. Foodborne illness is found in some organisms, such as Salmonella, E. coli and Listeria Monocytogene. These organisms are found in raw or under cooked meat, dairy products or some fruits and vegetables. Symptoms of food poisoning could include cramps, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and fever. People at greater risk of getting the illness are children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems. Proper thawing measures should be taken when preparing food, the Tri-County Health Department said. They state that proper thawing includes refrigeration, rapidly cooking directly from the frozen state, rapidly microwaving then cook immediately afterward or return immediately to cold storage, or unwrapped and completely submerged under running water at 70°F. Properly thawing a frozen turkey before cooking is critical for the upcoming holiday, as the inside of the bird may not cook thoroughly and this could breed disease-causing bacteria.

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BR I E FLY Spartan soccer players, runners honored at sports awards banquets PRIEST RIVER - Priest River athletes who played soccer and ran cross country this fall will be honored at sports awards banquets this week. Girls soccer held their banquet Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 6 p.m. The boys soccer team banquet and scrimmage is Nov. 1. The scrimmage is at 4 p.m. and the banquet is at 5:30 p.m. in room 440 of Priest River Lamanna High School. The cross country team’s banquet is 6 p.m. Nov. 12 in the high school cafeteria.

Elk hunting prospects good statewide, 2012 harvest best in years OLYMPIA - After a strong harvest in 2012, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife game managers are again forecasting good elk hunting opportunities statewide when the 2013 modern-firearm general season opened Saturday, Oct. 26. Dave Ware, game manager for WDFW, said last year’s elk harvest was the best since at least 1997. “Our elk harvest has consistently been between roughly 7,000 and 8,800 animals,” Ware said. “But last year, Washington hunters took 9,162 elk, both bulls and cows. It was definitely our best season since at least 1997 when we moved to our current and more reliable method for determining harvest numbers.” Ware said the last few years have been good statewide for calf recruitment and adult survival, adding that all of the state’s major herds are at or above population management objectives. As such, he predicts good opportunities throughout Washington’s elk country. Ware mentioned the Selkirk Elk Herd, which is comprised of many small bands of elk spread out throughout the state’s northeastern corner. Numbers appear to be stable, Ware said, but scouting is especially key to success in this part of the state due to vast habitat and small, roaming bands of elk. “News across the state is pretty good, especially for Eastern Washington elk tag holders,” Ware said. “The Yakima Elk Herd’s productivity began declining several years ago, so we backed off our antlerless tags. Productivity has since increased, and, based on last year’s calf survival, I think hunters can expect to see good numbers of spikes in 2013.” News is similar in the Blue Mountains, if not better. “Our surveys indicate we’re seeing 40 percent survival on spike elk in the Blues, which is excellent,” Ware said. “A more SEE ELK, 12B

Spartans win district volleyball title BY DON GRONNING OF THE MINER

Cusick volleyball looking to post season CUSICK – The Cusick volleyball team is reaching the end of regular season play, with just one Northeast 1B League game to go. The Panthers played a non-league contest at Valley Christian after deadline Tuesday, Oct. 29. They will play their last league game Saturday, Nov. 2, at Northport. That game will start at 5 p.m. They will play their last non-league game of the season at Republic, Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 5 p.m. Cusick has a league record of 4-2 and is currently tied for second in the Northeast 1 B North League.



Panther player Tyson Shanholtzer takes a hit from Ranger Cole Dawson during the rivalry game in Cusick. The Panthers ran over the Rangers 55-16.

Panthers run over Rangers to win rivalry game


CUSICK – The Cusick Panthers beat the fog and the Rangers during the Friday, Oct. 25, game against the Selkirk Rangers, the Panthers taking victory 55-16. Eli Peterson and Tyson Shanholtzer each scored three touchdowns, helping the Panthers run away with the victory. “Our defense really stepped up,” Cusick coach Sonny Finley said. “Selkirk played tough. Their score might not show that but they played a tough game.” Selkirk Coach Kelly Cain said that Cusick had a plan when they hit the field and they executed the plan well. “They came out and dictated how the game was going to be played,” Cain said. Cusick scored early in the game on a 55-yard run from Peterson. Selkirk responded with a touchdown from Shawn Mailly on a 46-yard pass from Dominic Cain. However, the momentum

stayed with Cusick and they scored six touchdowns unanswered by the Rangers. Peterson scored another 55yard run touchdown and Chad Browneagle scored a touchdown on a 5-yard pass from Shanholtzer, ending the first quarO N D EC K: ter 24-6. CUSICK AT The second WELLPINIT, quarter also belonged to Friday, Nov. 1 Cusick. Spirit at 7 p.m. White ran in a 22-yard rush SELKIRK VS. INCHELIUMputting eight more points on COLUMBIA, the board for Friday, Nov. 1 the Panthers. at 7 p.m. Browneagle and Shanholtzer met again for a 25-yard pass leading to eight more on the scoreboard. Miles Finley scored on a 48-yard fumble return, ending the first half with a commanding 48-6 lead. The second half saw less scoring on the board as the Panthers

scored once when Peterson and Shanholtzer met for a 45-yard pass. The kick was good adding seven more points to the Panther score. The Rangers scored one more when Mailly and Cain connected on a 10-yard pass. The Rangers got a safety in the third quarter adding two more points and making the final score 55-16. The game was shrouded in a large patch of fog and neither team could see well enough to keep statistics for the game. “It made the game interesting,” Cain said. Finley agreed, saying the tape is so fog filled that there is no way to get them. “It is going to be a missing game forever,” Finley said. The game was senior night for the Panthers and Finley was impressed with how well the seniors played the game. Finley said that the eight seniors on the team have only had one home SEE RIVALRY, 12B

Girl plays football for undefeated Newport middle school team Goes for four-sports award BY DESIREÉ HOOD OF THE MINER

NEWPORT – Sadie Halstead eighth grader Tiara Hamberg, 13, tried out for the football team because she doesn’t like softball and cross country but needed a fall sport to complete her goal of winning the four-sport award. “I don’t really have Hamberg a favorite sport,” Hamberg said. She started playing football as a young girl because her father played the sport. The athletic student will also try-out for basketball, volleyball and track. “I think football really helps her be aggressive in the other sports she plays,” football coach Chad Leslie said. He said he feels it makes her a more rounded athlete. Having a girl on a football

team is rare, especially at the middle school level. The 5-foot7-inch ‘They treat her 120-pound student plays as an equal. sports with They treat her the guys, but with respect.’ her teammates don’t seem to mind. Chad Leslie Hamberg Football Coach currently plays tight end and free safety for the combined seventh and eight grade football team, Hamberg tried out for the team last year and also made the team. Hamberg uses the female locker room for changing and showering, but that is the only concession to her gender. The rest of the time she practices and participates in all of the football related functions with the male players. “They treat her as an equal,” Leslie said. “They treat her with respect.” Hamberg said the team is used

to her playing and they treat her like one of the guys. “They are all accustomed to it this year,” Hamberg said. “They get used to it.” She plans on playing sports through college, but the game on Tuesday may have been one of her last on a football field. She can walk off the field with her head held high as the Sadie Halstead football team went undefeated with a record of 6-0. She said that during her years at Newport High School, ‘They are all she would play accustomed soccer, which to it this year. runs during the fall at the They get used same time to it.’ as football. Playing sports through col- Tiara Hamberg Football Player lege is her long-term goal, but for now she is content with trying out for four sports this year and playing sports for leagues in Spokane as well.

RATHDRUM – The Priest River volleyball team beat Kellogg in three sets Wednesday, Oct. 23, to win the district title and a berth to the state 3A volleyball tournament. The Spartans had to beat Bonners Ferry to get to the championship match. They won in three sets Tuesday, Oct. 22, then followed up with a three set win over Kellogg for the district championship. Priest River beat Kellogg 2520, 25-21, 25-16 for the title. First year coach Angie Goins, who took over from former coach Katie Bodecker, was happy with the win. “All and all it was a great night, I could not ask for anything more out of the girls,” she said. “They played like a district championship team.” The Spartans have been playing without Beth Bykerk, one of their top hitters. She has been out with a shoulder injury but will return for state. Jill Weimer led Spartan scoring with 10 kills and two aces. Karly Douglas had 22 assists,

Mollie French had 10 digs and Katlyn Summers had three blocks. In the first round of the state tournament, Priest River will play the No. 1 seed from District 6, Sugar Salem. That match will take place at Coeur d’Alene at 8 a.m. “All and all it Friday, was a great Nov. 1. night, I could If they win, they not ask for will play anything more the winner of the out of the girls.” ParmaAngie Goins Buhl match at Spartan Volleyball 3 p.m. If Coach they lose they will play the loser of the Parma-Buhl match at 1 p.m. The tournament is double elimination. If Priest River wins their first two matches, they will advance to the semi-finals, which will be played Saturday, Nov. 2, at 11 a.m. The championship game will take place at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2.

Grizzly girls beat Medical Lake, head to districts BY MICHELLE NEDVED OF THE MINER

NEWPORT – The Newport girls soccer team beat Medical Lake 7-0 Tuesday, Oct. 21. They hosted Riverside Monday night, and won 4-2. The game was Newport’s last home game and senior night. They head into the district tournament in second place in the Northeast A League, behind Lakeside, but ahead of Freeman and Riverside. They play Freeman Thursday, Oct. 31, at 4 p.m. at Newport High School. The winner of that game will play the winner of Riverside versus Lakeside, who also play Thursday. The two losers play each other for a chance to go to the Bi-District Qualifier. The Griz started playing slowly against Medical Lake, without much enthusiasm, according to coach Jeremy Lewis. Medical Lake’s keeper was playing away from goal toward the top of the box so every ball Newport would pass over the top of the defense she would get.



THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31 Newport Girls Soccer at Districts: TBA FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1 Newport Girls Soccer at Districts: TBA Priest River Volleyball at State Championship: TBA – Coeur d’Alene High School Priest River Football vs. Mary Walker: 6 p.m. – Mary Walker High School Cusick Football vs. Wellpinit: 7 p.m. – Wellpinit Selkirk Football vs. Columbia/ Inchelium: 1 p.m. – Selkirk High School Newport Football vs. Kettle

“It took us awhile to realize that short passing, controlling the ball was the way to break them down defensively,” coach Lewis said. After about 25 minutes Newport picked it up O N D EC K: and figured DISTRICT it out. NewTOURNAMENT, port had VS. Freeman three goals Thursday, Oct. from Holly 31, 4 p.m., Malsbury Newport High who conSchool tinues to rack of the goals this season. Jolie Fredrick played right midfield which is a new position for her, Sydney Hearnden has a sprained knee. Frederick scored two nice goals from that side. Emily Lewis scored one and had two assists. “Our last goal came off a nice individual run with the ball from Taylor Belton who had a nice shot into the left corner of goal,” coach Lewis said. Violet Gay played nicely as a stopper and Tiffany Huang continues to play very well, according to the coach.



Falls Location: 7 p.m. – Newport High School SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2 Priest River Cross Country at State: TBA – Freeman Park, Idaho Falls Newport Volleyball at Districts: TBA Priest River Volleyball at State: TBA – Coeur d’Alene High School Open Gym, Adult Basketball: 7 a.m. – Newport High School Cusick Volleyball vs. Northport: 5 p.m. – Northport High School Newport Cross Country at BiDistrict: 2 p.m. – Spokane

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Cusick tops Selkirk in volleyball BY DON GRONNING OF THE MINER

CUSICK – The Cusick Panthers volleyball team won a Northeast 1B League contest with Selkirk Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Cusick. Cusick won in three sets 25-18, 25-12, 25-23. It was senior night for Cusick, and the four seniors - Caytlin Nenema, Nalene ‘I’ve been with Andrews, Alajah Henry this group of and Saydele girls since their Haynes - all well, freshman year played Cusick coach so it has been Kim Bluff said. a pleasure “These to see them four plus our two setters develop into played pretty the players much the that they are whole match and did quite now.’ well,” she said. Bluff Kim Bluff said Cusick Cusick Head Coach servers also performed. “Jovahni Andrews’ and Saydele Haynes’ serve counts were two of the highest on the night,” she said. Haynes doesn’t play that much, Bluff said, and she had a good night. “She served well, passed well and just had an overall great game,” Bluff said. Selkirk was playing without the services of Josie Miller, who was out with a knee injury, said Selkirk coach Kirstin Delp. “It was a tough night,” Delp said. “Just the day before, we lost senior starter Josie Miller to an injury.” Miller has chronic knee problems, Delp said. “She tore her ACL a few years ago,” she said. “After our games Saturday it was really bothering her. Her doctor thinks she either tore or severely bruised her meniscus and is out for the season.” The loss of the veteran meant the Rangers had to make some adjustments.


NEWPORT – The Newport volleyball team is heading into the post season with a little momentum, after two decisive Northeast A League wins last week. Tuesday, Oct. 22, the Grizzlies traveled to Chewelah, where they won in three sets 25-15, 25-14 and 25-15. Hadley Stratton and Lauren Vaughn led Newport in four areas. Stratton had a dozen kills and two blocks and Vaughn had 16 assists and served four aces. Kailey Ralston had a half dozen assists for the Griz. Thursday, Oct. 24, the Grizzlies traveled to Kettle Falls to also win in three sets, 25-21,


PRIEST RIVER – The Priest River cross country team is sending senior Diamond Robinson and junior Josh Marks to the state tournament Saturday, Nov. 2, at Freeman Park in Idaho Falls. This is Marks’ second year at state and Robinson’s third. The boys and girls team raced Marks at the district tournament Thursday, Oct. 24. The boys team got third place, as did the girls team. Bonners Ferry took second and Robinson Timberlake won both in both the girls and boys race.


IONE – The Selkirk volleyball team bounced back from their loss to Cusick (see separate story) with a five game Northeast 1B League win over Northport, securing a playoff spot. The Rangers started strong against Northport, Selkirk coach Kristin Delp said. “In the first two, I saw my girls put together some of their best games all year,” Delp said. Selkirk won the first two sets 25-17, 25-10. Northport rallied in the third to win 25-10. The Rangers

“Our boys and girls teams raced hard but came up a little short of making it to state,” coach Lance O N D EC K: Clark said. “I am proud AT STATE TOURNAMENT, of each one of them.” Saturday, Nov. 2, at Freeman Clark Park, Idaho Falls was named coach of the year, which is voted on in the middle of the season by all the coaches in the Intermountain League. “I am proud to accept the award from my peer coaches and thank them for their vote,” Clark said, Clark who has coached cross country for 13 years and track and field for 14. He is the physical education teacher at Priest River Elementary and ran in high school, receiving a scholarship for college in running.


Cusick senior Saydele Haynes hits one over the net during a home match with Selkirk on senior night, Tuesday, Oct. 22. Cusick won in three sets.

“After losing Josie, we had to do some scrambling and create a whole new rotation,” Delp said. Sophomore Hannah Jensen handled her new role as a setter well, Delp said, and former setter Abiona Carassco moved to middle hitter position. She led Selkirk with five kills. She also led all players with four aces. Lauren McGeorge made her debut as an outside hitter and had a good match, Delp said, hitting and digging well. McGeorge had a game high eight digs.

For Cusick, Nenema led with a game high eight kills. She also had a pair of blocks and an ace. Julie and Nalene Andrews each served an ace for Selkirk. Kaleigh Driver had a game high eight assists and Henry had a half dozen digs for the Panthers. Cusick’s senior night meant a lot to Bluff. “I’ve been with this group of girls since their freshman year so it has been a pleasure to see them develop into the players that they are now,” she said.

25-13 and 25-19. Haley Braun was on fire serving against Kettle Falls, serving 11 aces in a single game. The wins gave Newport a 7-5 record and The wins gave ties them Newport a 7-5 for third place with record and Riverside in the ties them for third place with Northeast A League. Riverside in the They will play Kettle Northeast A Falls again League. in the first round of district playoffs after deadline Tuesday, Oct. 29, at Freeman. If they win, they will play Freeman later that same day. If

they lose, the season is over. If they beat Kettle Falls but lose to Freeman, the No.2 ranked team in the league, they have one more chance to advance to the Bi-District playoffs. Saturday, Nov. 2, the loser of the Kettle Falls-Newport game will play the loser of the Medical Lake-Riverside game for the third spot to Bi-Districts. The time and location had not been set by press time. Bi-Districts are set for Nov. 9 in Leavenworth. At Bi-Districts, the top three teams from the Northeast A League will play the top three teams from the Caribou Trail League to see who goes to the state tournament. The top four teams will qualify for the state tournament.

Selkirk beats Northport, qualifies for playoffs BY DON GRONNING

Marks, Robinson going to state in cross country Clark named coach of the year

Newport volleyball finishes regular season with wins BY DON GRONNING

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fought back but fell short, losing the fourth set 25-22. The climactic fifth set went to the Rangers ‘I saw my girls 15-13. Lexy Ellsput together worth had some of their 14 kills and best games all three blocks. Libero Crystal year.’ Cronoble served eight Kristin Delp aces and had Selkirk volleyball five digs. Bryanna Sarcoach gent had 11 assists. “New outside hitter Lauren McGeorge had a career high

six kills and played amazing defense,” Delp said. The win gave Selkirk the No. 4 spot in the Northeast 1B League, with a 4-7 league record. They have some time to prepare for the playoffs. They will play Thursday, Nov. 7 against the No. 1 team from the Northeast 1B South League. Location and time had not been set at press time. Either way, Selkirk plans on being prepared. “My girls and I intend on putting in a lot of work and putting our best foot forward in playoffs,” Delp said.

PRIEST RIVER – The Priest River Spartans lost 88-33 in a crushing defeat to the Timberlake Tigers, Friday, Oct. 25. The Spartans sit in second place in the Intermountain League, behind the Tigers. “The game was about as bad as the score reflected,” Coach Shane Douglas said. “It was just one of those games where I told the boys, ‘a loss is a loss whether its by one or 40 points. It doesn’t define you as a team or the effort you gave to the program this year.’” The Tigers started out scoring on a 95-yard pass and a 40-yard fumble return in the first quarter, before the Spartans hit the scoreboard. Jeremy MacDonald connected with Jimmy Koch on a 19-yard pass. The score was 13-6, and Douglas said this was as close as the game ever got. Timberlake made the scoreboard fast and hard adding six unanswered touchdowns before the Spartans Dallas Hopkins and Koch met for a four-yard pass adding seven more points before halftime. The score at half was 60-13. Timberlake let up some on the scoring during the second half, putting up seven points during the third. Koch and MacDonald played catch again and scored on a 20-yard pass, adding six to the board. The fourth quarter saw some action as the Tigers ran in a six-yard run. That touchdown was answered by Koch and MacDonald when the pair connected on a 65-yard pass putting up six more points. The Tigers answered with one of their own putting up six more points to their commanding lead. Hopkins caught a 40yard pass from Koch adding the final eight points to the Spartan scoreboard. The Tigers got one more scoring play in on a 65-yard run, ending their domination of the scoreboard 88-33. “The game just got out of hand so early we couldn’t get it back on track,” Douglas said. “We could not stop their offensive running game which opened their passing game up as well.” Koch was 33 of 56 passing attempts for a total of 383 yards and adding to five passing touchdowns. Koch had 12 carries leading to 63 yards rushing. Jacob Perkins had two carries for 14 yards. MacDonald had 11 receptions for 175 yards and three touchdowns. Hopkins also had 11 receptions leading to 140 yards and two touchdowns. Perkins had six receptions for 54 yards and Jalen Griffin had two receptions for 18 yards.

On defense, Tanner Linton had 15 tackles and one interception. Perkins had nine tackles and Thomas White had seven. Jesse Griffin and Tom Cox had six tackles each. MacDonald, Andy Meyer and Hopkins each had four tackles. The Tigers O N D EC K: quarAT MARY WALKER terback High School, Friday, Bryce Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. Johnson completed 12 of 16 pass attempts for 286 yards and four touchdowns. Three of those went to Preston Rhodes, including the 95-yard opening score. Rhodes also rushed for a pair of scores. Wyatt Howard added 99 yards running and another score for the Tigers. “Its one of those losses where you just can’t comprehend all the things that went wrong so quickly putting us in a tough spot early,” Douglas said. “This group of players really puts it all out there so they obviously took this loss hard, especially being a league game.” Douglas said the team has one game left and he is determined to put on a strong showing to end the season. “We have one game left and need to get past this loss to prepare to go out and put on a great performance to end the season,” Douglas said. “We will regroup and put forth a great effort this week.” The Spartans are sitting in second place in the Intermountain League, behind Timberlake. They are ahead of Bonners Ferry and Kellogg. The Spartans travel to take on the Mary Walker Chargers, Friday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m.


Grizzlies take down Cougars in league victory BY DESIREÉ HOOD OF THE MINER

NEWPORT – The Grizzlies beat the Chewelah Cougars in a 21-6 victory, securing their first league win of the season on the football field, Friday, Oct. 25, in Chewelah. Newport is holding fifth place in the Northeast A League. “I liked the O N D EC K: way the kids VS. KETTLE FALLS, Friday, Nov. 1, competed,” at 7 p.m. Coach Zac Farnam said. “A lot of experience the kids got this weekend.” The Grizzlies started out scoring when Ryan Rapp ran fouryards into the end zone in the second quarter, putting seven points onto the scoreboard. These were the only points ‘Our defense scored played fantastic, during the I feel like they first half, giving the came a long way Grizzlies a in a week.’ 7-0 lead at halftime. Zac Farnam “Our Newport Head Coach defense played fantastic,” Farnam said. “I feel like they came a long way in a week.” The third quarter also saw very little scoring. The Cougars scored their only points when Mackinzie Miller ran in for an eight-yard touchdown. The PAT failed. The score held at a one-point lead for the Grizzlies until Tristan Cutshall scored twice and secured the Grizzly victory. Cutshall ran in three-yards and one-yard, putting 14 points on the Grizzly side. The final score was 21-6. “He deserves that,” Farnam said about full back Cutshall. “He never complains about being the blocker and doing all the tough work.” Carter Schutz led the Newport offense with 21 carries for 134 yards and three receptions for 26 yards. Farnam said the team iPad used for scoring and statistics had “technical difficulties” and no stats were available at press time. Newport is standing in fifth place in the Northeast A League, with their first league victory now under their belt. Freeman, Riverside, Lakeside and Medical Lake are above the Grizzlies in the league. Chewelah and Kettle Falls are below them. Newport returns home to take on the Kettle Falls Bulldogs, Friday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. This game will also include the senior night ceremony.


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RIVALRY | Panthers in second place, Selkirk third FROM PAGE 10B

loss in the four years they played. He said that is quite the accomplishment. “We put all eight of our seniors out on special teams this week,” Finley said. “They did a very good job.” The Panthers are holding second place in the Northeast 1B North League. Even with the upcoming game against Wellpinit, the second place position will not move. “We can’t drop and we can’t move up,” Finley said. “It was a game to send our seniors out with another win.” Selkirk is currently tied for third place in the league with Columbia-Inchelium. The

Rangers take on the Lions in a battle for the third and final playoff spot this week. Cain said the Lions have a good running game but they will be prepared on defense to make them change up a few things. “We are going to see if we can force them to try some other things,” Cain said. The Northeast 1B North league standings are Republic, Cusick, Columbia-Inchelium and Selkirk tied for third, Curlew, Wellpinit and Northport. Cusick travels Friday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. to take on the Wellpinit Redskins. Selkirk goes back to Ione and takes on the ColumbiaInchelium Lions, Friday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m.

ELK | Plenty of elk escape hunters due to steep terrain FROM PAGE 10B

typical number we expect to see is 20 percent post-hunt survival. This means there are plenty of elk escaping hunters, due in part to steep terrain. It looks like we should have very good numbers of spike bulls available in the Blue Mountains again this year.” The Colockum Elk Herd is also above WDFW’s management objective and increasing. That should mean increased antlerless tag opportunities in the future, especially with the temporary decline in habitat conditions resulting from this summer’s catastrophic wildfires that swept across the Colockum and L.T. Murray wildlife areas, as well as

surrounding lands. “The effects of the fire shouldn’t affect the 2013 season much,” Ware said. “The new, green grass growing on burned landscapes is like candy to elk, so hunters might want to look in and around burned areas close to timbered cover. “As always, scouting is important, and so is the ability to adapt to different access options and/ or elk distribution and behavior caused by fires and post-fire flooding. Hunters should also be mindful of the true-spike regulation in place in these GMUs. “Hunter success has held strong over the last several years in Northeast Washington,” Ware said.

|| FOOTBALL FRIDAY, OCT. 25 Newport at Chewelah Newport (4-4, 1-4) 0 7 0 14 -21 Chewelah (1-7, 1-4) 0 0 6 0 -6 Scoring: New-Rapp 4 run (Young kick) Che-Miller 8 run (kick failed) New-Cutshall 3 run (Young kick) New-Cutshall 1 run (Young kick)

Selkirk at Cusick Selkirk (5-3, 3-2) 6 0 10 0 -16 Cusick (5-2, 4-1) 24 24 7 0 -55


Scoring: Cus-Peterson 55 run (White run) Sel-Mailly 46 pass Cain (pass failed) Cus-Peterson 55 run (White run) Cus-Browneagle 5 pass from Shanholtzer (Reynolds Cus-White 22 run (Shanholtzer run) Cus-Browneagle 25 pass from Shanholtzer

‘Guns-ABlazing’ gives Scouts chance to shoot at Camp Cowles SPOKANE - Residents near Diamond Lake may hear gunshots this weekend, as the first annual Guns-A-Blazing Shoot Out for Boy Scouts will be held at Camp Cowles. Friday is check in at 4 p.m. and a possible cracker barrel at 8 p.m. Saturday begins with a meeting at 7 a.m., followed by breakfast at 8 a.m. and an opening ceremony at 8:45 a.m. A scout free shoot is from 9-11:45 a.m., followed by lunch at noon. Shoot off instructions will be given at 12:45 p.m., followed by pistol and .22 shoot offs from 1-3 p.m. An awards and closing ceremony will be at 3:30 p.m. The event is organized by the Inland Northwest Council of the Boys Scouts of America and gives scouts the chance to learn to shoot.




(Montgomery run) Cus-Finley 48 fumble return (Peterson run) Cus-Peterson 45 pass from Shanholtzer (Bringslid kick) Sel-Mailly 10 pass from Cain (Mailly pass from Cain) Sel-Safety

Priest River at Timberlake Priest River (4-3, 1-2) 6 7 6 14 -33 Timberlake (5-3, 2-0) 25 35 7 19 -88 Scoring: Tim-Rhodes 95 pass from Johnson (Kistler kick) Tim-Lampert 40 fumble return (kick failed) PR-MacDonald 19 pass from Koch (kick failed) Tim-Reese 55 run (Kistler kick) Tim-Rhodes 5 run (kick failed) Tim-Rhodes 38 pass from Johnson (kick failed) Tim-Cramer 16 pass from Johnson (Kistler kick) Tim-Rhodes 1 run (Kistler kick) Tim-Rhodes 28 pass from Johnson (Kistler kick) PR-Hopkins 4 pass from Koch (Cox kick) Tim-Buck 1 run (Reese pass from Johnson) PR-MacDonald 20 pass from Koch (kick failed) Tim-Buck 1 run (Cramer pass from Johnson) Tim-Shaffer 6 run (kick failed) PR-MacDonald 65 pass from Koch (kick failed) Tim-Duclos 16 run (kick failed) PR-Hopkins 40 pass from Koch (Hopkins pass from Koch) Tim-Howard 65 run (Munson kick)

League standings: Northeast A League Freeman 5-0 8-0 Riverside 4-1 6-2 Lakeside (WA) 4-2 5-3 Medical Lake 3-2 4-3 Newport 1-4 4-4 Chewelah 1-4 1-7 Kettle Falls 0-5 1-7

Northeast 1B North Republic 5-0 6-2 Cusick 4-1 5-2 Columbia-Inchelium 3-2 5-3 Selkirk 3-2 5-3 Curlew 3-4 3-5 Wellpinit 1-5 1-7 Northport 0-6 0-8

Intermountain League Timberlake 2-0 5-3 Priest River 1-2 4-3 Bonners Ferry 1-1 4-4 Kellogg 0-1 1-6

GIRLS SOCCER Newport 7 Medical Lake 0 STANDINGS Northeast A League Lakeside (WA) 8-0-0 13-1-0 Newport 3-2-0 5-3-0 Freeman 3-4-0 6-7-0 Riverside 2-3-0 6-5-0 Medical Lake 0-8-0 0-12-0

VOLLEYBALL TUESDAY, OCT. 22 Cusick d. Selkirk Kills-Carrasco (Sel) 5, Nenema (Cus) 8. Assists-Jensen (Sel) 5, Driver (Cus) 8. Aces-Carrasco (Sel) 4, J. Andrews, N. Andrews, Nenema (Cus) 1. Digs-McGeorge (Sel) 8, Henry (Cus) 6. Blocks-Ellsworth (Sel) 2, Nenema (Cus) 2.


Newport d. Chewelah Newport 25 25 25 Chewelah 15 14 15 Kills-Stratton (New) 12, Cobb (Che) 7. Assists-Vaughn (New) 16, Rowe (Che) 11. Aces-Vaughn (New) 4, Rowe (Che) 4. Digs-Ralston (New) 6, Smith (Che) 7.Blocks-Stratton (New) 2, Cobb (Che) 2.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 23 Priest River 25 25 25 Kellogg 20 21 16

Wednesday Night Loopers Team Won Lost OK Lanes 129.5 95.5 Pend Oreille Marine 126.5 98.5 Pooch Parlor 109.5 115.5 Club Rio 104 121 Treasures A to Z 103 122 McCroskey Defense 102.5 122.5

Kills-Weimer (PR) 10. Assists-Douglas (PR) 22. Aces-Weimer (PR) 2. Digs-French (PR) 10. Blocks-Summers (PR) 3.

THURSDAY, OCT. 24 Newport 25 25 25 Kills-McIrvin (KF) 5. Assists-Hamilton (KF) 5. Aces-Keenan (KF) 3. Digs-Tucker, McIrvin (KF) 6. Blocks-Volking (KF) 2.

SATURDAY, OCT. 25 Selkirk d. Northport Northport 16 17 25 25 13 Selkirk 25 25 10 22 15 Kills-Ward (Nor) 10, Ellsworth (Sel) 14. Assists-Wiley (Nor) 19, Sargent (Sel) 11. Aces-Wiley (Nor) 2, Cronoble (Sel) 8. Digs-Harris (Nor) 10. Blocks-Wiley (Nor) 2, Ellsworth (Sel) 3.

STANDINGS Northeast A League Lakeside 11-1 13-2 Freeman 11-1 12-2 Riverside 7-5 9-5 Newport 7-5 8-5 Medical Lake 4-10 Kettle Falls 2-9 3-12 Chewelah 0-11 0-13

High game scratch: Pat Shields 205. High game handicap: Joey Caskey 252. High series scratch: Pat Shields 539. High series handicap: Kim Gibbs 672. High team game scratch: Stateline Tavern 642. High team game handicap: Stateline Tavern 889. High team series scratch: North Country Clothing Shop 1,812. High team series handicap: Stateline Tavern 2,459. Converted splits: Pat Shields 2-7, Joey Caskey 3-9-10, Laura O’Brien 4-5, Shirley Ownbey 3-10, Betty Balison 3-10.


Intermountain League Kellogg 5-1 5-0 Priest River 5-1 6-4 Bonners Ferry 2-3 4-5 Timberlake 0-6 1-10

Northeast 1B North Republic 4-1 7-1 Curlew 4-2 9-3 Cusick 4-2 6-4 Selkirk 3-4 4-7 Northport 1-5 1-5

BOWLING OCT. 23 Lucky Ladies Team Won Lost State Line Tavern 21 11 Country Lane 21 11 North Country Clothing Shop 20 12 Golden Girls 17 15 Bling and Sparkles 16 16 Morning Glories 15 17 King Pins 15 17

High scratch game: Jeff Huling 233. High handicap game: Donna Bailey 253. High scratch series: Jeff Huling 651. High handicap series: Pam Nichols 680. High team scratch game: McCroskey Defense 941. High handicap game: McCroskey Defense 1,068. High team scratch series: McCroskey Defense 2,659. High handicap series: McCroskey Defense 3,040.

OCT. 24 Thursday Niters Team Won Dysfunctional 22 Country Lane 18 Plain Nasty’s 17 15 Diesel Dogs 16 16 Wilkinson Rental 16 Wanna Bees 15 17 OK Lanes 14 18 Enforcers 10 22

Lost 10 14


High scratch game team: Country Lane 756. High handicap game: Dysfunctional 950. High score series: Diesel Dogs 2,094. High handicap series team: Dysfunctional 2,584. High scratch game: Duane Jones 232, Pam Nichols 191, Diana Hilden 191. High handicap game: Mel Logan 255, Connie Zinsky 245. High scratch series: Duane Jones 636, Pam Nichols 539. High handicap series: Brian Zinsky 674, Pam Nichols 665. Converted splits: Randy Edgar 3-10, 4-5, Esther Wilkinson 3-9-10, Gary Wilkinson 5-7, Mel Logan 2-7, Karen Batsch 2-7.

OCT. 25 Friday Night Leftovers Team Won Lost EZ-Rider 26 6 Stone Ridge Lakers 19.5 12.5 Stoney Rollers 18 14 Gutter Gang 17 15 Screamin 4 Ice Cream 16 16 Timber Room 16 16 Cusick Tavern 16 16 Weber Enterprises 15 17 Party of Four 14 18 Nicks Angles 14 18 O.K. Lanes 13.5 18.5 King Pin 7 25 High scratch game: Bill Tremaine 247, Pat Shields 192. High handicap games: Rush Balison 270, Sherry Loveridge 238. High scratch series: Rush Balison 649, Sharon Smith 489. High handicap series: Bill Tremaine 720, Sherry Loveridge 650. Converted splits: Brian Hilzer 2-7, Allen Hilzer 3-9-10, Carol Sadekas 3-10.



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County, Washington, from Andrew L Burkey, A Married Man as his sole and separate property, as Grantor, to Frontier Title, as Trustee, to secure an obligation “Obligation” in favor of First Franklin a Division of Nat. City Bank of IN, as Beneficiary, the beneficial interest in which was assigned by First Franklin Financial Corporation to PNC Bank, National Association, under an Assignment/Successive Assignments recorded under Auditor’s File No. 20110308760. *The Tax Parcel ID number and Abbreviated Legal Description are provided solely to comply with the recording statutes and are not intended to supplement, amend or supersede the Property’s full legal description provided herein. II. No action commenced by the Beneficiary of the Deed of Trust is now pending to seek satisfaction of the Obligation in any Court by reason of the Grantor’s or Borrower’s default on the Obligation secured by the Deed of Trust. III. The Beneficiary alleges default of the Deed of Trust for failure to pay the following amounts now in arrears and/or other defaults: Amount due to reinstate as of 06/28/2013 Monthly Payments $6,686.69 Late Charges $269.71 Lender’s Fees & Costs $342.11 Total Arrearage $7,298.51 Trustee’s Expenses (Itemization) Trustee’s Fee $384.60 Title Report $590.72 Statutory Mailings $31.62 Postings $ 7 0 . 0 0 To t a l C o s t s $1,076.94 Total Amount Due: $8,375.45 Other known defaults as follows: IV. The sum owing on the Obligation is: Principal Balance of $124,763.04, together with interest as provided in the note or other instrument evidencing the Obligation from 11/01/12, and such other costs and fees as are due under the Obligation, and as are provided by statute. V. The Property will be sold to satisfy the expense of sale and the Obligation as provided by statute. The sale will be made without representation or warranty, express or implied regarding title, possession, encumbrances or condition of the Property on November 8, 2013. The default(s) referred to in paragraph III, together with any subsequent payments, late charges, advances costs and fees thereafter due, must be cured by 10/28/13 (11 days before the sale date), to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if at any time before 10/28/13 (11 days before the sale date), the default(s) as set forth in paragraph III, together with any subsequent payments, late charges, advances, costs and fees thereafter due, is/are cured and the Trustee’s fees and costs are paid. The sale may be terminated any time after 10/28/13 (11 days before the sale date), and before the sale by the Borrower, Grantor, any Guarantor or the holder of any re-


corded junior lien or encumbrance paying the entire balance of principal and interest secured by the Deed of Trust, plus costs, fees, and advances, if any made pursuant to the terms of the obligation and/or Deed of Trust, and curing all other defaults. VI. A written notice of default was transmitted by the Beneficiary or Trustee to the Borrower and Grantor at the following address(es): NAME AND ADDRESS Andrew L. Burkey 7012 Coyote Trail Rd Newport, WA 9 9 1 5 6 U n k n o w n Spouse and/or Domestic Partner of Andrew L. Burkey 7012 Coyote Trail Rd Newport, WA 99156 Deborah A McRoberts aka Deborah Burkey 7012 Coyote Trail Rd Newport, WA 99156 Andrew L. Burkey 7012 Coyote Trail Rd Newport, WA 99156 Unknown Spouse and/or Domestic Partner of Andrew L. Burkey 7012 Coyote Trail Rd Newport, WA 99156 Deborah A McRoberts aka Deborah Burkey 7012 Coyote Trail Rd Newport, WA 99156 by both first class and certified mail, return receipt requested on 05/21/13, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and on 05/21/13 Grantor and Borrower were personally served with said written notice of default or the written notice of default was posted on a conspicuous place on the real property described in paragraph I above, and the Trustee has possession of proof of such service or posting. VII. The Trustee, whose name and address are set forth below, will provide in writing to anyone requesting it a statement of all costs and trustee’s fees due at any time prior to the sale. VIII. The effect of the sale will be to deprive the Grantor and all those who hold by, through or under the Grantor of all their interest in the Property. IX. Anyone having any objection to the sale on any grounds whatsoever will be afforded an opportunity to be heard as to those objections if they bring a lawsuit to restrain the sale pursuant to RCW 61.24.130. Failure to bring such a lawsuit may result in a waiver of any proper grounds for invalidating the Trustee’s sale. X. NOTICE TO OCCUPANTS OR TENANTS - The purchaser at the Trustee’s Sale is entitled to possession of the property on the 20th day following the sale, as against the Grantor under the Deed of Trust (the owner) and anyone having an interest junior to the Deed of Trust, including occupants who are not tenants. After the 20th day following the sale the purchaser has the right to evict occupants who are not tenants by summary proceedings under Chapter 59.12 RCW. For tenantoccupied property, the purchaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with RCW 61.24.060. The trustee’s rules of auction may be accessed at and are incorporated by this reference. You may also access sale status at and www. EFFECTIVE: 06/28/2013 Date Executed: Northwest Trustee Services, Inc., Trustee Authorized Signature P.O. BOX 997 Bellevue, WA 98009-0997 Contact: Kathy Taggart (425) 586-1900.

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(TS# 7236.23766) 1002.249595-File No. Published in The Newport Miner October 9 and 30, 2013. (36, 39) ___________________ 2013336 SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR PEND OREILLE COUNTY No. 13-4-00043-5 Probate Notice to Creditors (RCW 11.40.030) Estate of Johnny Franklin Smith, Deceased. Please take notice The above Court has appointed me as Personal Representative of Decedent’s estate. Any person having a claim against the Decedent must present the claim: (a) Before the time when the claim would be barred by any applicable statute of limitations, and (b) In the manner provided in RCW 11.40.070: (i) By filing the original of the claim with the foregoing Court, and (ii) By serving on or mailing to me at the address below a copy of the claim. The claim must be presented by the later of: (a) Thirty (30) days after I served or mailed this Notice as provided in RCW 11.40.020(1)(c), or (b) Four (4) months after the date of first publication of this Notice. If the claim is not presented within this time period, the claim will be forever barred except as provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective for claims against both the Decedent’s probate and non-probate assets. Date of First Publication of this Notice: October 16, 2013 /s/ Mary Sue Siemsen Mary Sue Siemsen, Personal Representative Denise Stewart Attorney at Law PLLC PO Box 301 Newport, WA 99156 Published in The Newport Miner October 16, 23 and 30, 2013. (37-3)

________________ 2013333 PUBLIC NOTICE Chippewa Water and Sewer District Commissioners will hold a budget hearing for the purpose of fixing and adopting the 2014 budget at their November 7, 2013 meeting at 6:00 p.m. at the water office on McInnis Street. /s/Karyn Lovell Karyn Lovell Clerk Published in The Newport Miner October 23 and 30, 2013. (38-2)

_________________ 2013342 NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING The Commission of Public Hospital District No.1 of Pend Oreille County, Washington will conduct a budget hearing to review the 2014 Public Hospital District budget beginning at 12:00 p.m. on November 15, 2013 at a Special District Board of Commissioners Meeting, Sandifur Meeting Room, hospital lower level. The budget is available for public review in the hospital district Administration office on November 1, 2013. The next Regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners will occur one week earlier than usual due to the Thanksgiving holiday on November 21, 2013. This notice is published as required by RCW 70.44.060 (6) and RCW 42.30. By Order of the Commission, Public Hospital District No.1 of Pend Oreille County Tom Wilbur CEO & Superintendent


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Published in The Newport Miner October 23 and 30, 2013. (38-2)

_________________ 2013349 PUBLIC NOTICE OF SALE BY SEALED BID PEND OREILLE COUNTY, STATE OF WASHINGTON SURPLUS REAL PROPERTY PURSUANT TO ACTION OF THE Board of County Commissioners Pend Oreille County, State of Washington, the following Pend Oreille County real property has been declared surplus and is to be sold by SEALED BID to the highest and best bidder meeting or exceeding the minimum bid requirements. Sealed bids must be received by the Pend Oreille County Treasurer’s Office not later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, November 15, 2013. Bids can be delivered to the Pend Oreille County Treasurer’s Office in person at 625 W. 4th Street, Newport, Washington 99156 or by mail at PO Box 5080, Newport, Washington 99156-5080. The bid envelope must be addressed to the Pend Oreille County Treasurer’s Office and clearly marked on the outside, “BID-County Surplus Property.” Bid must include a written statement, signed by the bidder, and include the PID number or the GEO number for which bid is made, printed name of the bidder and the name and mailing address with telephone number of the party to whom the property should be titled. Additionally, 10% of the bid amount must be included with each bid as a security deposit towards the purchase price. Payments must be in the form of a bank-certified or cashier’s check made payable to Pend Oreille County Treasurer. No personal or business checks will be accepted. The successful bidder must pay the remaining balance of their bid to the Pend Oreille County Treasurer within 48 hours of bid acceptance or the security deposit will be forfeited. Bids will not be accepted for less than the minimum bid amount as noted. The properties are offered “as is-whereis, with no warranties expressed or implied.” Bids will be rejected if there are any sale conditions noted by the bidder or if bid submitted is incomplete. The County Treasurer reserves the right to waive minor informalites or irregularites. The County reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Bids are subject to the approval of the Board of Commissioners of Pend Oreille County, Washington. No real estate contracts will be offered through this bid process. Security deposits of unsuccessful bidders will be returned within 20 business days after the Pend Oreille County Treasurer has executed and processed the property transfer to the person(s) submitting the highest and best bid. If the successful bidder fails to complete required property transfer documents within 5 business days from date of notice, the County Treasurer will accept the next highest and best bid if that bid does not fall below the minimum bid established upon approval of the Board of County Commissioners. All bids will be opened and publicly read on November 18, 2013 beginning at 1:00 p.m at the Pend Oreille County Commissioner’s Regular Meeting to be held in the Board of County Commissioners Chambers, 625 W. 4th St. Newport, Washington 99156. All bidders and any other interested people are invited to be present.

Successful bids are expected to be awarded within 48 hours following bid opening. Property Details PID #26814/GEO #453113510056. Legal Description: Lots 8 and 9 Blk 1 Halford’s. Approximate property location: 346 N. Quail Avenue, Newport, WA 99156. Minimum Bid: $31,000.00 PID #18214/GEO #453233510011. Legal Description: Lot 11 Blk A Pleasant View, Approximate property location: 171 Pleasant Dr. E., Newport, WA 99156. Minimum Bid: $45,000.00 PID #18217/GEO #453233510040. Legal Description: Tracts A & D Pleasant View, Approximate property location: 46 Anne Way, Newport, WA 99156. Minimum Bid: $13,500.00 PID #18318/GEO #453234519039. Legal Description: Lot 28 Blk B Pleasant View, Approximate property location: 10 Anne Way, Newport, WA 99156. Minimum Bid: $21,500.00 PID #26991/GEO #453101110001. Legal Description: NE ¼ NE ¼ NE ¼; E ½ SE ¼ NE ¼ NE ¼; E 1/2 NE ¼ SE ¼ NE ¼ N of County Rd. 0131-45. Approximate property location: 1157 Bench Road, Newport, WA 99156. Minimum Bid: $45,000.00 DATED this 18th day of October, 2013. /s/ Terri Miller Terri Miller, Treasurer Pend Oreille County Published in The Newport Miner October 23 and 30, 2013. (38-2)

________________ 2013350 SELKIRK SCHOOL DISTRICT REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS Engineering Services Selkirk School District, Pend Oreille County, Washington, is seeking statements of qualifications, by 12:30 pm, November 13, 2013, from qualified engineering consultants to provide services including but not limited to wastewater facility planning and design, paving, sidewalks, and storm water analysis, planning, and design, and other civil engineeringrelated work upon request. Qualifications are to be sent to: Selkirk School District, P.O. Box 129, Metaline Falls, WA, 99153. Qualifications submitted after the due date will not be considered.  Consultants accept all risks of late delivery of mailed submittals regardless of fault.  Submittal packages are to be no more than 20 8-1/2” x 11” pages including cover letter and supporting documents. Additional information, including more detail regarding the requested services, submittal requirements, and the evaluation process is available upon request by calling Debra Mathews at (509)446-2951.   Selkirk School District reserves the right to reject any and all submittals and to waive irregularities and informalities in the submittal and evaluation process.  This RFQ does not obligate the School District to pay any costs incurred by respondents in the preparation and submission of their statement of qualifications.  Furthermore, the RFQ does not obligate the School District to accept or contract for any expressed or implied services. Selkirk School District observes Federal Equal Employment Opportunity requirements. Funding may be provided by Community Development Block Grant or other Housing & Urban Development monies, or other agency funding sources. Dated this 23 day of October, 2013. Debra Mathews

Administrative Secretary Published in The Newport Miner October 23 and 30, 2013. (38-2)

_________________ 2013351 PUBLIC UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 1 OF PEND OREILLE COUNTY NOTICE OF PUBLIC BUDGET HEARING Pursuant to RCW 54.16.080, there will be a public hearing at 1:00 p.m., November 5, 2013, to review the proposed Year 2014 Budget of the Public Utility District No. 1 of Pend Oreille County. The public hearing will take place in the Newport Administration Offices, Newport Conference Room, 130 N. Washington Avenue, Newport, WA. The public is invited to attend and be heard. Karen Willner Clerk of the Board Published in The Newport Miner October 23 and 30, 2013. (38-2)

_________________ 2013354 SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON For Pend Oreille County No. 13-4-00044-3 Probate Notice to Creditors (RCW 11.40.030) Estate of Laura Elizabeth Soderberg, Deceased. Please Take Notice The above Court has appointed me as Administrator of Decedent’s estate. Any person having a claim against the Decedent must present the claim: (a) Before the time when the claim would be barred by any applicable statute of limitations, and (b) In the manner provided in RCW 11.40.070: (i) By filing the original of the claim with the foregoing Court, and (ii) By serving on or mailing to me at the address below a copy of the claim. The claim must be presented by the later of: (a) Thirty (30) days after I served or mailed this Notice as provided in RCW 11.40.020(1)(c), or (b) Four (4) months after the date of first publication of this Notice. If the claim is not presented within this time period, the claim will be forever barred except as provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective for claims against both the Decedent’s probate and non-probate assets. Date of First Publication of this Notice: October 23, 2013 /s/ Diane V. Mouton Diane V. Mouton, Administrator Denise Stewart Attorney at Law PLLC PO Box 301 Newport, WA 99156 Published in The Newport Miner October 23, 30 and November 6, 2013. (38-3)

_________________ 2013355 LEGAL NOTICE PEND OREILLE COUNTY FAIR BOARD The annual meeting of the Pend Oreille County Fair Corporation is November 5, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Pend Oreille County Fair Office. The presence of at least twenty corporation members (Pend Oreille County residents) is required to validate the election of Board Members. Board members with terms expiring are: Barb Cordes, Cusick; Patti Cutshall, Usk; David Graves, Newport; Lori Hanson, Elk. Nominees are: Chuck Armstrong, Usk; Barb Cordes, Cusick; Patti Cutshall, Usk; David Graves, Newport;

Lori Hanson, Elk; Sarah McDaniel, Newport; Debbie Tesdahl. Opportunity for nominations from the floor will be provided at the meeting. The nominating committee consisting of Amanda Driver, Garth Hanson and Joyce Montgomery for publication in the Newport Miner October 23 and October 30, 2013 has submitted this ballot. By-Laws of the Pend Oreille County Fair Corporation; Article VI. Duties of Officers and Personnel; The Treasurer shall: 5. Remit any cash residue within the Revolving Fund to the County Treasurer by December 1. Changed to read as; 5. Remit any cash residue within the Revolving Fund to the County Treasurer by the date the County Treasurer designates. The secretary of the Pend Oreille County Fair Corporation has submitted this change for publication in the Newport Miner October 23 and October 30, 2013. LEGAL NOTICE Joyce L. Montgomery, Secretary /s/ Joyce L. Montgomery Published in The Newport Miner October 23 and October 30, 2013. (38-2)

_________________ 2013356 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Hospital District #2 will hold a Public Hearing November 4th, 3:30pm for the purpose of paying bills, finalizing the Year 2014 Budget, and to propose a property tax revenue increase pursuant to RCW 84.55.120. The meeting will take place at the Administrative Office, located in Fire Station 23, 390442 SR 20, Ione, just south of the Historic Tiger Store. /s/ John Rumelhart Clerk of the Board Published in The Newport Miner October 23 and 30, 2013. (38-2)

_________________ 2012358 NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that Pend Oreille County did on Oct. 18, 2013 receive a Conditional Use Permit Application and associated SEPA checklist submitted by Tracie Brown for the permitting of “A Tow” towing Company. Location: 212 Silverbirch Rd. Within Sec. 19, T31N, R46EWM. Any person desiring to express their views, or to be notified of the action taken on this application should contact the Community Development Dept. A copy of the complete file may be examined by the public between 8:00 AM & 4:30 PM at the Courthouse, Lower Level, 625 W. 4th, Newport, WA 99156, (509) 447-4821. Contact: Mike Lithgow, Director. Written comments from the public may be submitted to the County no later than November. 7th, 2013. Required permits: Conditional Use Permit, all other applicable state and federal permits. Date of permit application: October 18, 2013 Date of determination of completeness: October 21, 2013 Date of notice of application: October 21, 2013 Published in The Newport Miner October 23 and 30, 2013. (38-2)

_________________ 2013340 LEGAL NOTICE PORT OF PEND OREILLE Preliminar y Budget CONTINUED ON 16B


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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30 Rotary Club: 7:15 a.m. - Oldtown Rotary Park Overeaters Anonymous: 7:30 a.m. - Pineridge Community Church, 1428 W. First St., Newport, use back entrance Newport TOPS: 9 a.m. - Newport Eagles Fiber Arts Knitting and Spinning Group: 9 a.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport Story Time: 10:30 a.m. - Blanchard Library PRM-Advocates for Women: 1-3 p.m. - Station 2:41 Coffee Shop, Oldtown Pinochle: 1 p.m. - Priest River Senior Center Al-Anon: Noon - American Lutheran Church Jessa’s Creative Dance Class: 4 p.m. - Create Arts Center Alcoholics Anonymous: 5:45 p.m. Hospitality House, Newport Priest River TOPS: 6 p.m. - Priest River Free Methodist Church Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. Hospitality House, Newport

Trick-or-Treat in Newport: 3-5 p.m. - Downtown Newport Celebrate Recovery: 5:30 p.m. House of the Lord, 754 Silverbirch Lane, Oldtown Pend Oreille Kids Club: 6 p.m. Pend Oreille Mennonite Church Pinochle: 6 p.m. - Hospitality House in Newport Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. Blanchard Community Church

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31 Story Time: 10:30 a.m. - Priest River Library Story Time - Calispel Valley Library, Cusick: 10:30 a.m. - Calispel Valley Library, Cusick Open Painting Workshop: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport Loosely Knit: 1-3 p.m. - Calispel Valley Library, Cusick Duplicate Bridge: 12:30 p.m. - Hospitality House in Newport After School Readers Club: 3 p.m. Priest River Library

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2 Helping our Hometown Dinner and Auction: TBA - Priest River Priest River American Legion Breakfast: 8-10:30 a.m. - VFW on Larch Street Holiday Bazaar: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Blanchard Community Center Women’s AA: 9:30 a.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport Friends of the Library Book Sale: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Priest River Library Priest River Legion Auxiliary: 11 a.m. - VFW Hall, Larch Street


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1 Oil Painting Class: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Create Arts Center Story Time: 11 a.m. - Newport Library Dance Classes: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Create Arts Center, Newport Davis Lake Grange: 6 p.m. - Davis Lake Grange Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting: 7 p.m. - Priest River VFW Open Mic: 7-9:30 p.m. - Pend Oreille Playhouse, 240 N. Union Ave., Newport Al-Anon: 7-8 p.m. - Priest River, 119 Main St., Suite 204, Room 16, Call Jan 208-946-6131


The following cases were resolved in Pend Oreille County District Court by Judge Philip Van de Veer.

Oct. 2 Ashley Green, 30, was sentenced to 90 days in jail (90 suspended), 24 months probation and fined $1,000 ($750 suspended) for second degree criminal trespass; $643 total fees and fine. John Regan, 27, was sentenced to nine days in jail for a probation violation. Michael Shelley, 33, was sentenced to 90 days in jail (70 suspended) for third degree theft; $241 total fees.

Oct. 9 John Cantlon, 51, was sentenced to 364 days in jail (364 suspended) 24 months probation and fined $5,000 ($4,059 suspended) for driving under the influence; $1,090 total fees and



fine. Joseph Castillo, 66, was sentenced to 364 days in jail (350 suspended) 24 months probation and fined $5,000 ($4,800 suspended) for second degree driving with a suspended license: $493 total fees and fine. Laura Struthers, 30, was sentenced to 364 days in jail (339 suspended) 24 months probation and fined $5,000 ($4,750 suspended) for fourth degree assault domestic violence and displaying a weapon; $1,318 total fees and fine.

Oct. 16 Jordan Smith, 23, was sentenced to 364 days in jail (363 suspended) 24 months probation and fined $5,000 ($4,750 suspended) for criminal solicitation; $1,493 total fees and fine. Wyatt Walker, 18, was fined $250 for driving with a suspended license; $293 total fee and fine.


pm for reviewing the 2014 Budget Ordinance # 222. A Regular Council Meeting will follow at 7:00 pm at which time the 2014 budget ordinance and 2014 tax levy/certification resolution will be adopted/passed by the Metaline Town Council. All documents are available to the public in the Clerk’s office. Signed E. Diane Brown Clerk/Treasurer Town of Metaline

Published in The Newport Miner October 30 and November 6, 2013. (39-2)


_________________ 2013346 PUBLIC NOTICE The Town of Metaline will be holding 3 (three) Public Hearings on Wednesday, November 13th, 2013, beginning at 6:15 pm at Metaline Town Hall, 101 Housing Drive, Metaline, for the purpose of additional public input on the updated Draft: “Metaline Water System Plan”, and a Public Hearing at 6:30 pm, for the purpose of reviewing the 2014 Tax Levy Resolution # 2013-01, and a Public Hearing at 6:45

Published in The Newport Miner October 30 and November 6, 2013. (39-2)

2013348 PUBLIC NOTICE Washington Avenue from 1st Street to 4th Street will be closed Friday, November 1, 2013 from approximately 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm in honor of the Capitol Christmas Tree celebration. A detour route will be in place. Also, 2nd Street and 3rd Street between Union Avenue and Spokane Avenue will be closed from approximately 6:00 am to 8:00 pm. Published in The Newport Miner October 30, 2013. (39)



Angel Paws: Noon - Kelly’s Restaurant, call Janet at 509-447-3541 Happy Agers Card Party: 1 p.m. Priest River Senior Center AA Meeting: 5 p.m. - Cornerstone Building, Selkirk Way, Oldtown Set Free Northwest Meal and Worship: 6:30 p.m. - Conerstone Building Behind Ace Hardware, Oldtown SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3 Dharma Day: 9:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sravasti Abbey, Newport Holiday Bazaar: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Blanchard Community Center Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. Hospitality House, Newport MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4 Bonner County Homeschool Group: 2:30 p.m. - Priest River City Park Priest River Chamber Board: 4 p.m. - Chamber Office Youth Advisory Council: 4 p.m. Blanchard Library Newport Maws and Paws Booster Club: 6 p.m. - Newport High School Library Newport Lions Club: 6:30 p.m. Kelly’s Restaurant, Call Ota Harris at 509-447-4157 Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. - Pend Oreille Bible Church in Cusick Blanchard Lions: 7 p.m. - Blanchard Inn Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. Blanchard Community Church TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5 Mothers of Preschoolers Gathering: 10 a.m. - Priest River Assembly of God Church Soroptimist International of Newport Business Meeting: 12-1 p.m. - Pineridge Community Church Jessa’s Creative Dance Class: 4 p.m. - Create Arts Center Weight Watchers: 5:30-6 p.m. Weigh in and 6 p.m. meeting Pineridge Community Church,

1428 W. First St., Newport Pinochle: 6 p.m. - Calispel Valley Library, Cusick Kaniksu Lodge 97: 6 p.m. - VFW Hall in Priest River Bingo: 6:30 p.m. - Newport Eagles Belly Dance Fitness: 6:30-7:30 p.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport Pend Oreille County Search and Rescue: 7 p.m. - Newport Health Center Basement Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. - St. Anthony’s Church WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6 Rotary Club: 7:15 a.m. - Oldtown Rotary Park Overeaters Anonymous: 7:30 a.m. - Pineridge Community Church, 1428 W. First St., Newport, use back entrance Newport TOPS: 9 a.m. - Newport Eagles Fiber Arts Knitting and Spinning Group: 9 a.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport Computer Basics for Adults: 10 a.m. to Noon - Newport Library Story Time: 10:30 a.m. - Blanchard Library Al-Anon: Noon - American Lutheran Church Pinochle: 1 p.m. - Priest River Senior Center PRM-Advocates for Women: 1-3 p.m. - Station 2:41 Coffee Shop, Oldtown Jessa’s Creative Dance Class: 4 p.m. - Create Arts Center Alcoholics Anonymous: 5:45 p.m. Hospitality House, Newport Calispel Post 217: 6 p.m. - American Legion in Cusick Priest River Animal Rescue: 6 p.m. - 1710 9th St., Priest River BASIC Meeting: 6 p.m. - Blanchard Community Center Priest River TOPS: 6 p.m. - Priest River Free Methodist Church Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. Hospitality House, Newport Pend Oreille Rock and Gem Club: 7 p.m. - 508 Quail Loop, Newport


Carey retires after 22 years with city Doug Carey spent 22 years working for the city of Newport, doing “a little bit of everything,” Nickole Schutte, clerk treasurer, said. He started as a sewer plant operator in 1992 before finishing his career off as a custodial parks worker. His retirement will be effective Feb. 1, 2014.

Help children stay warm by eating spaghetti NEWPORT – The Newport High School Associated Student Body is holding the fourth annual Kids and Coats drive all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner to benefit local children who need a coat for the cold winter months. The dinner is Wednesday, Nov. 13 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Newport High School Cafeteria.

Winter driving is upon us SPOKANE – The Washington State Patrol and Idaho State Patrol would like to remind motorists to be prepared for winter driving conditions that have already caused problems on area roadways. Below are a few tips to help drivers get in the winter driving mode. • Prepare your vehicle before you leave, make sure you clear off your windows and lights so that they are visible. Also make sure you clear off the hood of your vehicle and roof so the snow does not slide and obstruct your view once you are on the road.

|| CONTINUED FROM 15B Hearing The preliminary budget for the Port District for fiscal year 2014 will be discussed at the Commissioners’ meeting on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 in the Port office, 1981 Black Road, Usk, WA. The meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. Public comment and input is welcome at that time. Upon adoption of the preliminary budget by the Board, copies will be available for public inspection. /s/ Kelly J. Driver, Manager


2013359 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Newport City Council will hold a Public Hearing at 6:00 p.m., November 18, 2013 in Council Chambers located at 200 S. Washington Ave., Newport, Washington for the purpose of discussing revenue sources for the year 2014. Published in The Newport Miner October 30 and November 6, 2013. (39-2)

_________________ 2013360 IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF PEND OREILLE Cause No.: 11-2-004323 Writ of Execution Issued: 10/14/13 Sheriff’s Public Notice of Sale of Real Property Edward Swan, as personal representative of the Estate of Francis Theo Swan, Plaintiff, vs. John Herbert Friedlund, et al.; occupants of the premises; and any persons or parties claiming to have any right, title, estate, lien or


interest in the real property described in the complaint; Defendant(s). TO: JOHN HERBERT Friedlund, et al.; occupants of the premises; and any persons or parties claiming to have any right, title, estate, lien or interest in the real property described in the complaint; The Superior Court of Stevens County has directed the undersigned Sheriff of Pend Oreille County to sell the property described below to satisfy a judgment in the above-entitled action. The property to be sold is described as: Lots 6 and 7 in Block 10 and Lots 12, 13, and 14 in Block 7 all in the Town of Metaline, WA located on South Main Street, Metaline, WA 99152 and Selkirk Street, Metaline, WA 99152 The sale of the abovedescribed property is to take place: Time: 10:00 a.m. Date: Friday, December 6, 2013 Place: Pend Oreille County Hall of Justice; Front Door, East Entrance 229 S. Garden Avenue Newport, WA 99156 The judgment debtor can avoid the sale by paying the judgment amount of $286,346.05 together with interest, costs, and fees,

• While the speed limit signs are posted, they are set for dry pavement. During bad weather, people need to slow down and take extra precautions. Pay attention and make sure to leave plenty of room for stopping. • Don’t use your cruise control in wintry conditions. Even roads that appear clear can have sudden slippery spots and the short touch of your brakes to deactivate the cruise control feature can cause you to lose control of your vehicle. • Don’t get overconfident in your 4x4 vehicle. Remember that your


4x4 vehicle may help you get going quicker than other vehicles but it won’t help you stop any faster. Many 4x4 vehicles are heavier than passenger vehicles and actually may take longer to stop. Don’t get overconfident with your 4x4 vehicle’s traction. Your 4x4 can lose traction as quickly as a twowheel drive vehicle. • Make sure that you provide extra time to get to where you are going, especially in cold, snowy, icy conditions. • Make sure that you are prepared for bad weather. Stock

your car with basic winter driving equipment: a scraper and brush, small shovel, jumper cables, tow chain and a bag of sand or cat litter for tire traction. Include road flares, a blanket, heavy boots, warm clothing, and a flashlight with batteries. Check out road conditions at WSDOT’s website: www.wsdot. or ITD’s website at Call 511 for road conditions anywhere. Tires with metal studs imbedded may be used in Washington Nov. 1 to April 1 and in Idaho from Oct. 1 to April 30.


before the sale date. For the exact amount, contact the Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s Office. DATED this 24th day of October, 2013 ALAN A. BOTZHEIM, SHERIFF PEND OREILLE COUNTY, WASHINGTON by: /s/ DeLana Lacy DeLana Lacy, Civil Deputy Published in The Newport Miner October 30, November 6, 13, 20, 2013. (39-4)

_______________ 2013362 SURGERY RENOVATION NEWPORT HOSPITAL NEWPORT WASHINGTON CALL FOR BIDS Sealed Bids in accordance with the Invitation to Bid and Instructions to Bidders for general, mechanical and electrical renovation within the existing surgery suite at Newport Hospital to be constructed under a single prime contract will be received by the Owner as follows: Project Title: Surgery Renovation, Newport Hospital Newport, Washington Mandatory Pre-Bid Con-

ference Monday November 11, 2013 at 10:00 AM PST Bid Date and Time: Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 10:00 AM PST Location: Plant Engineering Conference Room Newport Hospital, 714 Pine Street Newport, WA 99156 Bidding Documents may be examined on-line at “The Plan Room” at Standard Digital, www. after October 28, 2013. Prime General Contractors and Mechanical and Electrical Subcontractors may order one complimentary set of the Bidding Documents from Standard Digital. Additional sets may be ordered at cost. Sub-sub Contractors and others may order sets or partial sets at their cost. Published in The Newport Miner October 30, 2013. (39)

_________________ 2013363 SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON COUNTY OF PEND OREILLE Case No. 13-4-00045-1 Probate Notice To Creditors IN RE. THE ESTATE OF Charles Henry Thompson,

Deceased. Probate Notice To Creditors (RCW 11.40.030) The personal representative named below has been appointed and has qualified as personal representative of this estate. Persons having claims against the decedent must, prior to the time such claims would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitation, serve their claims on the personal representative or the attorneys of record at the address stated below and file an executed copy of the claim with the Clerk of this Court within four months after the date of first publication of this notice or within four months after the date of the filing of the copy of this Notice with the Clerk of the Court, whichever is later or, except under those provisions included in RCW 11.40.011 and 11.40.013, the claim will be forever barred. This bar is effective as to the claims against both the probate assets and nonprobate assets of the decedent. Date of filing copy of 10/25/13 Date of first publication 10/30/13 /s/ Deborah Brazda Deborah Brazda c/o Douglas D. Lambarth

P.O. Box 366 Newport, WA 99156 509-447-3036 Published in The Newport Miner October 30, November 6, 13, and 20, 2013. (39-4)

_________________ 2013364 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Fire District #2 will hold a Public Hearing November 11th, 10:00am for the purpose of amending the Year 2013 Budget, finalizing the Year 2014 Budget, and to propose a property tax revenue increase pursuant to RCW 84.55.120. The meeting will take place at the Administrative Office, located at Station 23, 390442 SR 31, Ione, next to the Historic Tiger Store. /s/ John Rumelhart Clerk of the Board Published in The Newport Miner October 30 and November 6, 2013. (39-2)

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