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THE VOICE OF PEND OREILLE COUNT Y SINCE 1901
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Volume 110, Number 44 | 2 Sections, 20 Pages
County budget nearing completion Salary increases, other issues undecided BY DON GRONNING OF THE MINER
NEWPORT – With less than two weeks left, Pend Oreille County commissioners are wrapping up work on their 2014 budget. The budget hearing is set for Dec. 17 but there are still some details to work out, including whether employees will get a cost of living raise or not. “We haven’t heard, so we used the numbers from last year,” county auditor Marianne Nichols
said. She said all step increases were included. If the commissioners decided to give the increases, it would amount to about $90,000 more in expenditures in the $9.1 million current expense fund. That fund is up from last year’s expenditure budget of $8,555,650. The county is budgeting $8.589 million in revenue for 2014, up slightly from 2013 budget of $8.215 million. That includes the 1 percent increase in property taxes approved by commissioners in SEE BUDGET, 10A MINER PHOTO|DON GRONNING
Santa comes to town
Levy tops Newport School Board discussion BY DESIREÉ HOOD OF THE MINER
NEWPORT – The Newport School District board of directors indicated at their regular meeting Tuesday, Nov. 26, that they would soon ask voters to approve a Maintenance and Operations Levy, to replace the current levy with a slightly higher one for the next three years.
Young Brier Johnson takes his first Santa visit in stride while proud parents Jacob Johnson and Kendra Johnson capture the moment on camera at a Hometown Christmas in downtown Newport Saturday, Nov. 30. See more photos of the event, sponsored by the Greater Newport Area Chamber of Commerce at The Miner Online, www.pendoreillerivervalley.com.
City employees opt for more days off over a raise
The M&O Levy will be voted on during the Tuesday, Dec. 10, regular board meeting at Sadie Halstead Middle School at 3:15 p.m. It would then be on the ballot Feb. 11, 2014. The district has to file by Dec. 27, and with the holiday schedule, there will be no board meeting Dec. 24, so this is the final meeting before the election filing deadline.
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Newport city budget down from last year BY DESIREÉ HOOD OF THE MINER
NEWPORT – The Newport City Council discussed the more than $5 million budget at the Monday, Dec. 2, regular city council meeting and public hearing, adding six additional days off to
compensate for the lack of cost of living adjustments and increasing the water and sewer rates by $1 on each system plus taxes. The budget will be adopted at the Monday, Dec. 16, city council meeting. There were no members of the public at the hearing. The budget for 2014 is $5,075,800, a decrease from 2013 when it was $5,479,356,
down more than $403,000. Capital projects supported primarily by grants will be done next year. The city is increasing the water rates by $1 and the sewer rates by $1. Clerk treasurer Nickole Schutte said the current monthly bill is $62.98 for residents of Newport. The bill will increase to $65.18 in 2014, a $2.20 total increase. The increase is set to take effect Jan. 15, 2014.
Fun, exercise at open gym basketball Tradition goes back 30 years BY DON GRONNING OF THE MINER
NEWPORT – It’s 7 a.m. on a Saturday morning and four people are at Newport High School gym, ready for some hoops. They stretch and start shooting baskets. After a few minutes they break into two man teams. A few minutes later two more men show up and a brisk three-man game gets underway. The half court play is fast and soon the players are sweating and breathing hard. It is plain they are having fun. That’s what they come for, says Dan Jones. At 67, Jones is the eldest in the group Saturday morning. “The idea is to try to break a sweat,” says Jones, who soon has his shirt drenched. He enjoys the
competition and the free flowing nature of the pickup game. He says he’s heard that some high school coaches don’t want their players coming to games like these, fearful that they will learn bad habits. But Jones says playing the non-structured game away from coaches lets players improvise more. “They learn moves,” he says. Newport High School boys basketball coach Steve Bryant doesn’t like his charges playing any kind of pick-up game during the high school basketball season, mainly because of the risk of injury.
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METALINE FALLS – Santa Claus is coming to town, arriving on a fire truck, Friday, Dec. 6 at 5 p.m. in Busta Park, to help Metaline Falls Mayor Tara Leininger light the town Christmas tree to kick off the Deck the Falls celebration of contests and concerts for the holiday season, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6-7. Leininger said that helping Santa light the Christmas tree is one of her favorite duties as mayor. During the tree lighting ceremony with Santa, the North Pend Oreille Valley Lions Club will have hot dogs for eating and coffee, cocoa and hot cider
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The youngest and the eldest compete during the open gym basketball game Saturday at Newport High School. Here Dan Jones, 67, puts one up over a gritty but outsized Justin Jones, 11.
|| Witnesses wanted in fatal semi crash CUSICK – The Washington State Patrol is looking for witnesses of a fatal accident that occurred on Highway 20 Friday, Nov. 22. The WSP Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) is investigating the two-truck, railroad trestle fatality collision that occurred at 7:18 a.m. and is looking for witnesses that may have seen any events leading up to or of the actual crash. The crash was on State Route 20 at mile marker 406 in Pend Oreille County. Detectives have learned that a southbound tractortrailer tipped over in a curve to the right and crossed the centerline into the path of a northbound tractor towing a lowboy trailer. The trucks collided in the
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northbound lane and the original truck continued south into a pillar supporting the train trestle. If you have any information or know someone who does, contact Detective Sergeant Jerry Cooper at 360805-1192 or Detective Dan Comnick at 360-805-1160.
A Tow moved to January planning commission meeting CUSICK – The Pend Oreille County Planning Commission will take up a recreational dock project at its regular meeting Tuesday, Dec. 10. The meeting is held at the Cusick Community Center and starts at 6 p.m. The commission will consider an application from Andy James for a dock on the Pend Oreille River at his
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Santa comes to Deck the Falls BY DESIREÉ HOOD
SEE BALL, 2A
The water and sewer combined fund is budgeted at more than $1.87 million, down from $1.93 million last year. Current expenses for the city show more than $1.765 million. This includes the daily operation expenses of the city, and is down from $1.83 million last year. The street fund is budgeted at more than $575,500. The budget
to drink to keep visitors warm. The food and beverages are “absolutely free,” Leininger said. The Pend Oreille Fire District No. 2 will have a bonfire to keep hands and feet warm. They will be offering s’mores for dessert. The Christmas Elves display will be downtown in Metaline Falls for everyone to enjoy. Saturday, Dec. 7, events begin at the Cutter Theatre at 10 a.m. with the Arts & Crafts Faire, which continues until 4 p.m. Vendors will be spread throughout the Cutter Theatre. “There are vendors on all three levels of the Cutter so lots of stuff to help finish your SEE SANTA, 2A
52 Audrey Lane residence. The commission was going to take up a conditional use permit for A Tow, a proposed 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week towing facility on Silverbirch Lane, just outside Newport. But scheduling conflicts with the applicant has caused that to be pushed to the January 14 meeting.
URM OKs credit purchases NEWPORT – A large cyber attack crippled credit card usage at URM grocery stores three days before Thanksgiving, affecting Mitchell’s Harvest Food in Priest River and Family Foods in Oldtown. After hiring national companies to work with law enforcement, URM of-
ficials said Monday, Dec. 2 that modern credit card systems were back online after adding extra security systems. Officials state the investigation is ongoing but the attack has been stopped. URM officials said the measures in place will not protect the customers who used credit cards at a URM affiliated store prior to Nov. 25 and they ask customers to be diligent in checking bank statements for unauthorized purchases. URM Stores is a Spokane-based wholesaler that processes a large share of electronic payments for shoppers in the Pacific Northwest. The Spokesman Review reported this is the largest cyber attack to hit the Spokane area in more than nine years.
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PUD adopts $86 million budget BALL | Saturday morning BY DESIREÉ HOOD OF THE MINER
NEWPORT – The Pend Oreille Public Utility District adopted a more than $86 million budget Tuesday, Dec. 3, at the regular board meeting with no changes made to the preliminary version, proposing a 2 percent rate increase in 2014. A hearing will be scheduled in the spring of 2014 to discuss the increase and it would not take effect until July 2014. The rate increase is scheduled for 2 percent to compensate for general inflation and costs of power from Boundary Dam. PUD Assistant General Manager April Owen said the cost of Boundary power is anticipated to go down in 2014,
which allowed the PUD to reduce the rate increase to 2 percent. The increase in 2013 was 2.5 percent. This is an estimated number and depends on the price of Boundary power. Boundary power is rising because of the cost of its federal license requirements. The budget has expenditures of more than $86 million, down almost $5 million from the 2013 budget. The budget is reduced for 2014 because not as much will be spent on capital projects, primarily for Box Canyon relicensing requirements and on the CNS fiber project. Owen said that the PUD has built up enough of a reserve that they are not budgeting for more this year. They currently have more than $9 million in reserve.
The PUD will move more than $340,000 from reserve to balance the budget. “We are spending $340,000 more than we are going to bring in,” Owen said. The PUD has four separate divisions for budget purposes – CNS fiber, electric, production and water systems – all with budget expenses that make up the more than $86 million budget. The fiber-to-the-premise $4.3 million overrun costs will not impact rates and a plan is in place for the fiber system to pay back the over run. The fiber project is about 12 percent over the original $34.1 million budget. The fiber to the premise buildSEE PUD, 10A
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SCHOOL | New projects cost $120,000 FROM PAGE 1
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. The board is looking to adopt an M&O Levy of more than $1.6 million for 2015, more than $1.65 million for 2016 and more than $1.7 million for 2017. The levy will add about $3.97 per month on a $200,000 home or about $47.64 per year. Homeowners who have a $100,000 home would pay half of this amount. 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, said Crouch. The district has budgeted $396,165 for the extracurricular activities, including the bus to take students home after they participate 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, 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 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. In other board business, Makyle Seger and Daniel Fitzmorris, seniors in the Fire Science program, presented to the board about the Fire Science class and the opportunities it has offered them in their lifestyles and career choices. Seger is in his second year in the program and has recently completed his certification for structure fire training. “I was amazed by all the cool stuff firefighters do,” Seger said. “It’s really challenging.” The students participate in regional competitions with other
fire science programs in the area and Seger took first place in the regional competition last year and third place in state. There are currently 14 students participating in this class and instructor Randy Wyrobek said that on average four or five students leave the program for a career in the firefighting field. “It gives them an overview of what the expectations are to further a career in fire fighting,” said Michele Hunt, special services coordinator for the district. Seger and Fitzmorris also talked about wreaths and boughs the students made that are decorating downtown Newport this holiday season. The class is selling the wreaths and boughs at the high school for $10. They will also be sold at the Stratton Elementary School Craft Fair, Saturday, Dec. 7. The Adopt-a-Griz campaign was presented by Melissa Smith and Rick Hughes. The program is new to the district, organized by the Maws and Paws Booster Club. The campaign is to help support the students that take part in Newport sports, DECA, band, cheer or any other extra activity. Smith said that senior athletes will be “adopted” first and go in order of grade level from there. The Tuesday, Dec. 10 school board meeting will be held at Sadie Halstead Middle School at 3:15 p.m. There will be no board meeting Tuesday, Dec. 24.
SANTA | Events planned for children FROM PAGE 1
Christmas shopping,” Leininger said. Or start shopping for the late starters, she added. Lunch will be served in the “Room at the Ramp” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., helping raise funds for the Selkirk High School Spanish class to go to Spain in 2015. The lunch will be homemade chicken noodle soup, chili and cornbread. The meal costs $5 per person. Santa will be on hand Saturday, from 10 a.m. to noon, for pictures, but families must bring their own camera. There will also be a visit by Father Christmas. “He comes to Deck the Falls every year and visits with the kids Saturday before he heads north and works on those toys,” Leininger said. The annual cookie contest is happening again this year, with categories split according to ages. Contest rules and regulations are available at
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the Cutter Theatre. Winning bakers will receive cash and gift certificates for best cookie. All cookie entries must be dropped off from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 7 in the Artscape Room in the Cutter. Leininger and event organizers have added a new contest to this year’s event with the Gingerbread House contest. Rules and regulations are available at the Cutter Theatre. Entries must be dropped off from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in the Artscape Room in the Cutter. There are a couple of events planned for children. Holiday movies will be played in the library and crafts will be available for making in the main floor theatre from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For the men in attendance, a Man Cave is available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., lower level room four in the Cutter. Leininger said that sports shows and movies would be played for the
men. “That is for the guys who don’t want to go shopping,” Leininger said. The Community Christmas Concert and Caroling will start Saturday at 6 p.m. A $5 donation will be accepted at the door. Prior to the concert starting, the winners of the cookie and gingerbread house contests will be announced. Leininger said that everyone is welcome to bring their songs, voices and musical talents and share with everyone the joys of Christmas music. The concert will end with local musician and Selkirk music teacher Donivan Johnson playing the piano and a group sing-along of favorite holiday songs. “After the concert, we get to eat all the cookies,” Leininger said. “That’s a very good reason to come.” For more information on any event for Deck the Falls, contact the Cutter at 509-446-4108.
game goes back 30 years FROM PAGE 1
Bryant is cautious about violating the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association rules about closed periods, when coaches are not to have contact with current or prospective athletes. “As coaches, we can’t tell kids to go to open gyms,” Bryant says. In general, though, he thinks that players that play year round have more success. The Saturday morning pickup game goes back at least 30 years, says Forrest Ownbey. “Off and on, I’ve been coming 23 years,” says Ownbey, who played basketball for the Newport Grizzlies in 1979. The number of participants has dwindled over the years. “There used to be 30 in our group,” says Ownbey, who works for the state Department of Natural Resources. “Now it is down to whoever can make it.” Barney Peterson, 66, lives in Priest River and works in North Dakota. But he’s back for a few days and he and his son, Zack, come by to play. “I enjoy the activity and the people are friendly,” Peterson says. He has been playing basketball 30 years, he says.
CITY | Jail budget saw an increase of one percent
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Newport Mayor Shirley Sands calls the Monday, Dec. 2, city council meeting to order. The council discussed the budget during an open hearing that no members of the public attended. FROM PAGE 1
is smaller than 2013 by more than $10,000 in part because the Spruce Street project was completed this year. The city is budgeting $20,000 in capital expenses to the public works shop, $60,000 to the water system for new wells and the public works shop and $20,000 in expenses for the sewer system, also for the shop. More than $343,500 is budgeted for law enforcement services. 911 dispatch is budgeted at $49,000, a $3,000 increase from last year. Law enforcement services were increased $2,500, from $276,000 in 2013 to $278,500 in 2014. Schutte said that the jail budget saw an increase of about one percent. The city contracts with the Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s Office and dispatch center. The city has more than $52,000 going to reserve, with more than $10,000 to the current expense, water, sewer and street fund and $12,000 for cell tower leases to current expenses reserve for capital projects. There was no cost of living wage increases for city employees this year. Instead, the employees are requesting six additional days off throughout the year.
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Zack, 26, a former Spartan basketball player, lives in Seattle now working as a carpenter. He came back to Priest River for the holiday. There is a place for everybody in the game. Justin Jones, 11, plays in the same game as 6 foot, 6 inch Jared Horton. Jones is a House of the Lord student. He is there with his father, Jack, and older brother, Nathan. Horton, 36, is an assistant coach at Newport. “I love playing basketball,” he says. The games start in the fall and continue through Hoopfest in June, Ownbey says. “The month or so before Hoopfest, it usually picks up a little,” he says. “People want to come in and practice their shooting.” In the past, the school district has charged a $20 fee for the year. When he was a teacher at Newport in the late 80s, he would open the gym. He assumes that someone connected with the school, such as Horton, opens the gym. In the years that he has played, he has had a bloody nose and a skinned knee or two, but nothing serious. “It isn’t a no contact sport,” he says.
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Good Friday, the Friday of Memorial weekend, Columbus Day, the Monday before Veteran’s Day, the Friday after Christmas and closing at noon on New Year’s Eve will be scheduled days off for the city employees in lieu of a raise. The city hired one person last year to replace a retiree and they anticipate hiring one more park employee in the spring to replace another retiree. In other business, the city signed new three-year contracts with City Prosecutor F. Dana Kelley and City Attorney Tom Metzger. Kelley decided to stay at the same salary of $3,000 monthly and Metzger also stayed the same at $2,200 per month. Hometown Christmas saw a decline in residents this past Saturday, and councilman Ken Smith said it was the least attended Santa event in recent years. Mayor Shirley Sands said one possible reason for this decline in people was the event moved to the Hospitality House, a different location than in years past. Smith said he cooked only one case of hot dogs at the barbecue, where he is used to cooking more than three cases. “People just didn’t come out,” Smith said. “The people who showed had a really good time.”
L A ST Y E A R This week last year the weather was cold and snowy. Winter was here and coming in steady with snow all week. Highs were in the upper 30’s. Lows were in the upper teen’s.
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Bank of America makes switch Dec. 6 BY MICHELLE NEDVED OF THE MINER
BY DON GRONNING OF THE MINER
NEWPORT – The general election was certified Tuesday, Nov. 26, with no results changing after Election Day. Pend Oreille County ended up with a 53.4 percent voter turnout. Mike Manus won another year as a county commissioner, with more than 67 percent of the votes. Manus will have to run again next year if he wants a full four-year term. This election was for the remainder of Laura Merrill’s term. He beat Newport city councilman and fellow Republican Mark Zorica 2,471-1,190. Brian Dansel won a year as state senator, beating John Smith by about 2,500 votes statewide. Dansel won 53.62 percent to 46.38 percent in the contest between two Republicans. Dansel is filling out the unexpired term of Bob Morton, who retired. Smith was appointed to the position representing the 7th Legislative district. The district includes all of Pend Oreille, Stevens and Ferry counties, as well as part of Spokane and Okanogan counties. Smith won Pend Oreille County by 31 votes – 1,813-1,782. Mitch Stratton won the Newport School District director 2 position, with 872 votes, including 15 from Spokane County. Part of the Newport School District is in Spokane County. Stratton beat Lynn Kaney, who drew 720 votes, including 11 from Spokane County. Valerie Hein came in third, with 510 votes, including 21 from Spokane County. Steve Brown won his write in candidacy for the Fire District 4, commissioner 3 position. He garnered 251 votes to 239 for Lawson S. Kaler III. While write-in victories are rare, they are not unheard of in Pend Oreille County. Perry Pearman won a write in campaign to become a Sacheen Lake Sewer and Water commissioner. In the race for Fire District 2, commissioner one position, Rick Stone outpolled Jon Carmen 272-180. But Stone declined to submit financial information required by the Public Disclosure Commission and has said he would not serve. I-522, the initiative to require genetically engineered foods to be labeled as such failed by a little more than 38,000 votes statewide, 51.09 percent to 48.91 percent. Pend Oreille County voters turned back the initiative 2,592-1,709 or 60 percent to 40 percent. Bob Spencer’s original fourvote lead held up in the race to be Cusick mayor. Spencer got 23 votes to Mike Allison’s 19 votes.
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Dave and Marci Van Ausdall, left, of Lavender Dreams Donkey Rescue and Kit Jagoda from Rivers Wish Animal Sanctuary, stand with an abandoned horse, Misty, left on the Krogh Ranch Wednesday, Nov. 20. The horse was in poor condition and is now staying at the River’s Wish Animal Sanctuary in Spokane.
NEWPORT – Starting Friday, Dec. 6, customers of Newport’s Bank of America will switch to Washington Federal, a Seattlebased bank that’s been around since 1917. Customers have been receiving information from Washington Federal over the last several weeks, including new account numbers, debit and credit cards, and checks. The switch over occurs officially on Dec. 6. Customers will continue to use their Bank of America accounts until then. Over the weekend of Dec. 6-8, accounts will be transferred and starting Monday, Dec. 9, the local branch will open as a Washington Federal bank. The branch will close at noon Friday to begin the transition. Customers are to stop using their Bank of America ATM/debit card at 7:30 p.m. Friday, and can begin using their Washington Federal cards at 5 p.m. The bank suggests getting cash out for the weekend.
Malnourished horse abandoned Community acts to get it help NEWPORT – An abandoned and malnourished horse is now at home at River’s Wish Animal Sanctuary in Spokane County, after Pend Oreille County animal agencies and the sheriff’s office investigated the case. Somebody dropped the Buckskin Mare off at the John Krogh ranch on Highway 211 Wednesday, Nov. 20. A truck and trailer backed up to the gate on the Krogh property adjacent to Deer Valley Road and unloaded the horse, opening the gate and letting the horse into the pasture where the Krogh horses are kept. No owner has come forward, but abandoning an animal is a crime in Washington state.
McMorris Rodgers gives birth WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., gave birth to a baby girl Sunday, Nov. 24, at 6:19 a.m. She is the first to give birth three times while serving in Congress. Big brother Cole was born in April 2007, and big sister Grace in December 2010. Brynn Catherine weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces. “Brian, Cole, Grace, and I are thrilled to welcome Brynn Catherine to our family. Nothing compares to the miracle of bringing a new life into the world. She’s beautiful and seems to be taking it all in stride. Our hearts are full,” McMorris Rodgers said.
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The horse, whose age is unknown and is now named “Misty,” was in horrible condition according to Janet Reed of Angel Paws. Her condition was scored at a “Every bone two out of 10. in the horse’s A one is the worse body body was condition for visible through horses and dogs, and a the skin,” 10 is obese. “Every - Janet Reed bone in the horse’s body was visible through the skin,” she said. “It was obvious that the horse had not had sufficient food for years. The feet of the horse were the size of dinner plates and had obviously not been trimmed for years. “The condition of the horse
showed a history of years of cruel abuse and neglect,” Reed said. The sheriff’s office contacted Angel Paws, whose representatives, along with those of Lavender Dreams Donkey Rescue, evaluated the horse. Angel Paws contacted River’s Wish, who agreed to take the animal. Angel Paws contacted its membership with information about the horse and its condition. Angel Paws members donated about $500 to provide the horse with supplements, specialized feeds and grains. Dr. Michelle Ward of Pend Oreille County donated veterinary services and several farriers in the area donated trims. Anyone with information should contact the sheriff’s office at 509-447-3151. Deputy Zamora is investigating.
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Washington Federal has chosen accounts thought to best match current accounts at Bank of America, but customers won’t be charged any maintenance fees until March 1, 2014, so they can review Customers are their opto stop using tions and their Bank of switch accounts, America ATM/ if need debit card at 7:30 be. Cathy p.m. Friday, and Cooper, can begin using senior their Washington vice Federal cards at 5 president and manp.m. ager of marketing and communication, said signage will be switched out over the weekend, if weather allows. She said about 1,300 letters were sent to customers in the Newport area. Customers have been calling Washington Federal since the announcement of the switch, mostly to ask questions and get information, CooSEE BANK, 6A
Cold water pipe open for discussion BY DESIREÉ HOOD OF THE MINER
METALINE FALLS – The Pend Oreille Public Utility District his filed a State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) checklist, joint aquatic resources permit application, site plans and a cultural resource report with Pend Oreille County for a pipe project in Sullivan Lake. This is in preparation for a cold water pipe in Sullivan Lake that will bring cold water from the lower depths of the lake to the surface and tributar-
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Ponderay Newsprint Company, Mountain West Bank & Teck Pend Oreille Mine join together to help our communities. . . To maximize the impact of donation budgets, Ponderay Newsprint Company, Mountain West Bank, and Teck Pend Oreille Mine joined together to fund the Pend Oreille Valley Foundation (POVF). The POVF Board meets 4 times per year to review applications. Any request for funding that will benefit the youth of the Pend Oreille Valley will qualify for consideration. Applications available at Mountain West Bank, Newport. - Next meeting: January 15, 2014 - Deadline: January 6, 2014.
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hen volunteers and businesses stepped forward following a November story on the Tree of Sharing not being in Newport this year the program was back and we once again had a story repeated in The Miner for decades. Regardless of political leanings, people in this community support those in need.
When the food banks call for help, people respond. When a family is burned out of their home, their neighbors and strangers step up to help. Those that need help with medical bills can count on special fundraisers being organized before they know about it. So when word came that the program that collects gifts for local children might not happen this Christmas, we knew the community would step up. This is a big program that needs a lot of assistance. Last year there were 300 children that received gifts. As of Tuesday, 275 requests are in and more are coming. The DSHS and Mountain West Bank offices in Newport gathered the names of children from birth to 12. Trees are set up at Country Lane, Mountain West Bank, Safeway, Owen’s Grocery and Deli and the U.S. Post Office through Dec. 6. Donors can take a tag from a tree and purchase the gift listed. Drop off gifts from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. no later than Tuesday, Dec. 10 at Mountain West Bank. Cash donations are needed in order to purchase gifts for any tags not picked or returned. Donations may be sent to DSHS or Mountain West Bank. Mountain West Bank, along with DSHS, The Miner Newspapers and many other organizations, businesses and individuals are pooling resources and time to put on the Tree of Sharing. While the project is usually started in October, this year’s is on an abbreviated schedule. So the community is being asked for even more in a short period of time. But we know they will come through like they have before. The kids will appreciate it. We appreciate what a caring community we cover. -FJW
New extension agent comes from Florida BY DON GRONNING OF THE MINER
NEWPORT – Mike Jensen, 55, the newest Pend Oreille County extension director and 4-H agent, was driving to Newport from Florida pulling a trailer when he hit some black ice Jensen near Missoula. “The trailer went one way and the truck went another,” Jensen laughs. “I managed to keep it between the lines.” Actually, Jensen is a veteran snow driver, having spent quite a bit of time on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. He worked 25 years with the extension office in Michigan and three years in Florida. Before that he worked two years as a District Executive for the Boy Scouts of America in the Chicago area. He is also an
Eagle Scout. Jensen earns $82,500 in his new job. Most of the salary comes from Washington State University, with the county paying a portion. He was hired after a nationwide search. Wendy Drum has been working as the interim director since Janet Kaiser-Lambarth retired in 2012. His first official day on the job was Monday, Dec. 2. He met with county commissioners. Jensen outlined some of his background. He has a bachelor’s degree in forest resource management from Southern Illinois University and a master’s degree from Ferris State University in occupational and technical education. He has plans restart the advisory programs for the whole extension office, 4-H and the Ag and Natural Resources. SEE JEANSEN, 5A
Pend Oreille County goes for a ride Spokane County leaning toward no WATV riding BY DESIREÉ HOOD OF THE MINER
NEWPORT – Spokane County Commissioners showed skepticism in late October for allowing wheeled all-terrain vehicles on unincorporated county roads, regardless of the state passing a law last July allowing WATV
travel on roads with speed limits 35 mph or under. The law gave individual governments the right to opt in or out, and Spokane is leaning toward out while Pend Oreille County is all in. Spokane Valley Representative Matt Shea, R-Spokane Valley, was a sponsor in the WATV bill that passed during special legislation SEE POC, 10B
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To the editor: Concerning the PUD rate increase for next year, I can understand the increases due to inflation and salary increases. However, two items stand out that the rate payers should not be required to carry. First, the “cold water tube” at Sullivan Lake is one of two half-witted ideas that are being thrust upon the rate payers. So the environmentalists want to return the lower part of Sullivan Creek to a “natural state” for Salmonids by piping cold oxygen-depleted waters from near the bottom of Sullivan Lake? Even an idiot should realize that the drawdown from a lake bottom and into a river is not natural. Warmer oxygenated water drawing naturally from the lake’s surface is natural. That project will not bring a natural restoration to Sullivan Creek, it will produce an artificial fish habitat. The other half-witted ratepayer-financed idea is the crazy fish ladder proposed for the Box Canyon Dam. Constructing a 15-foot high “partial” fish ladder with holding tanks and the “hand separation of ‘desired’ fish” that will be trucked miles upstream to be released into the same river, while the undesirable species are returned unharmed downstream is realistic? Sounds like some self righteous “planners” have been smoking something that won’t be legal until January. This just sounds like a dysfunctional version of a government-mandated “Obam-
acare” for fish! The reality of the matter is that the mess that humans have created in the Pend Oreille river system is permanent. Everyone needs to learn to live with it, because the invasive species of fish are there to stay. Just construct some decent and functional low cost complete fish ladders around the dams. Trucking the fish for miles above the dam using fossil fuels just negates the carbon-neutral benefit of hydropower. -Jim Cowan Newport
‘Fiddler on the Roof’ was awesome To the editor: Thank you, Newport area youth and support team, for the wonderful production of “Fiddler on the Roof.” I am so grateful for the people willing to give of their time and talent to give our youth an opportunity to share their talents and energy in such a wonderful way. Thank you, youth, for your many hours of practice. The production was awesome! -Don Goertzen Newport
Liberals covet thy neighbor To the editor: Wow we have lots of cool-aide drinkers out here in the woods by their response to truth. I went to college in electronic engineering technology and I have no problem understanding math. Apparently some of my neighbors refuse to understand facts about the dire situ-
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Starting in November, people who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamps) will see their benefits reduced because an increase of the 2009 Recovery Act expired. Furthermore, both Democrats and Republicans want to cut more. The Democrats want $4 billion in cuts, Republicans want $40 billion. Meanwhile, food banks continue to try to make up the difference.
ation the tax payer and citizens are in “period”. We have a federal debt of $17 trillion. We have unfunded liabilities which include Medicare, Social Security and drug benefits in excess of $126 trillion, according to the debt clock. We have almost 24 million government workers that are supported by tax dollars. We have 114 million tax payers carrying the load for the other 203 million, “period”. I don’t need Fox News to share reality with me. I do that research on my own accord. What I see: There is no difference from a Liberal, Communist and Democrat. You all act the same because you covet thy neighbors’ fruit and labor to enrich yourselves. Social Security that most people pay in is used up within three years of monthly payments and Medical expenses. They earned the first three years but after that they are just taking from their neighbor “period.” I have no issue in scaling back until folks get what they honestly paid in but after that they should go to a minimum set amount. That is what is fair. Government, Unions, Hospitals and other groups have immunity from antitrust laws “period.” This act of being above the law has created this over bloated Government we now have “period.” How dare you good neighbor tell me if I don’t like my country to leave? My family goes back to Jamestown 1607 and helped settle this country that you seem to want to destroy. I choose love for my neighbor. Period. -Donna Lands Newport
Walkout heats up global warming debate To the editor: Last week hundreds of scientists protested the United Nations climate change conference in Warsaw being
sponsored by multinational fossil fuel corporations by staging a walkout. The status quo of having our cake and eating it, wait and see, global conduct was beyond being just too little too late, in light of our recent adverse storm surges. Similar to corporate giants’ influence narrowly defeating our genetically modified organism food labeling measure (522), by hoax within hoax within hoax, discovered by our state attorney general, many other states now are alerted and embolden to overcome such pure corporate profit motivation as to our finite world’s resources. The food labels are constantly updated, so why not include GMOs? I certainly know very little about global warming, other than Mother Nature always wins. The saying “if you can’t beat them, then join them” seems apropos. My 92-year-old mother swears that when she was a child down river from Salmon, Idaho, temperatures of -60’ F. were experienced. So I am going to try to better join with Mother Nature and the protesters, absent good reasons advanced by readers of this opinion letter. -Duane Schofield Cusick
Obama shouldn’t have pardoned the turkey To the editor: (Just in case a reader of this letter doesn’t get the satire or parody, I apologize in advance.) Obama pardons a turkey in a ceremony held by presidents before Thanksgiving. I am waiting for the Republican outrage at yet another abuse of Obama’s presidential power. Millions of people are on food stamps and Obama deprived at least one of those families of a turkey on Thanksgiving. The turkey he pardoned had a long history of pecking at SEE LETTERS, 5A
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Do you think the food stamp program should be cut? Yes, I see people using it for all sorts of non-nutritional food, like candy. Yes, I think some people buy drugs and alcohol with money they don’t have to spend on food because they get food stamps. No, the recession is far from over for most. The food help is needed now more than ever.
Do you think Kennedy was killed by a sole assassin? No, there are just too many unanswered questions for me to believe that.
Yes, the country can’t afford the amount now being paid for food stamps. If the economy continues to be impacted by the giant national debt, more people will be out of work and need help. No, the fact that cutting food assistances is even being talked about shows what a cruel country we’ve become. Most food assistance goes for children.
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Yes, nobody has ever found any evidence of a conspiracy.
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Jensen is an experienced volunteer firefighter and EMT. He intends to get involved as a volunteer firefighter here. Jensen is making his home in the southern part of the county. He will be joined by his wife, Connie, after the first of the year. Jensen says that one of his goals is to start some entrepreneurial activities for young people.
Jensen says the Extension Office has access to specialists through Washington State University, something he plans to take advantage of. Jensen, who is still getting settled into the job, says he is excited to be working in Pend Oreille County. He had a choice between working in Ferry County and Pend Oreille County and chose to work here. “It’s a place I’ve been looking forward to all my life,” he says.
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Emmett Reed Goins was born Nov. 22 at 7:44 a.m. to Angela and Brandon Goins of Priest River. He weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and measured 22 inches in length, delivered by Dr. Kraus at Newport Hospital. He joins brother Layton. Maternal grandparents are Craig and Gayla Turner. Paternal grandparents are Dan and Shelly Goins. Thank You
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made with Bank of America accounts. Washington Federal bought 51 Bank of America branches in eastern Washington, Oregon, Idaho and New Mexico, including Newport and Sandpoint branches. The sale was announced in July. The acquisitions will give Washington Federal a total of 236 branches. Washington Federal’s Client Care Center can be reached at 800-324-9375 or email ask@ wafd.com.
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people and dropping turkey feces all over the ground. The turkey was also abusive to his mate. He also failed to act as a father to his offspring leaving that task completely to the hen turkey. She had to apply for food stamps and welfare to get feed for her family. Turkeys need a father and mother to grow into large healthy birds. Instead they roam as wild turkeys in our community. They vandalize our property with their nesting and droppings. Obama pardoned the turkey because the turkey was like
him. The turkey must have illegally crossed over our border and from Canada. The turkey like Obama wasn’t born here and isn’t deserving of our rights and freedoms. The presidential pardon will allow that turkey to become a community organizer of other turkeys. It’s likely that next Thanksgiving the turkeys will be protesting and demanding free health care. We will have to eat tofu for Thanksgiving dinner. Yes, Obama is really destroying America. Why didn’t we elect the white guy who thinks that turkeys should selfdeport? -Pete Scobby Newport
The family of Dennis Olson thanks the many family and friends for their thoughtful visits, calls, cards, donations and attendance at the memorial. You all made this time so much easier for our family. Special thanks to Groom’s Ambulance, Pend Oreille County Deputy, and Sherman-Knapp for your wonderful assistance during this time. Diane Olson, Dan Olson and family, and Dave Olson and family.
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Monroe resigns from hospital board NEWPORT – The Pend Oreille Hospital District No. 1 Board of Commissioners is looking for a new member following the resignation of Don Monroe this week. Monroe has served on the board, which oversees Newport Monroe Hospital and Health Services, since he was elected to office in November 2011. He defeated Buzz Price in that election and was sworn in January 2012. His is an at-large position, meaning whomever fills it has to live within Pend Oreille County, district administrator Nancy Shaw said. “Don’s background in health care as well as his contribution to the board will be missed,” the district stated in a press release. “On behalf of the board of commissioners, we would like to thank Don for his commitment and dedication to public service and assistance that he brought to the District since 2011.” Monroe said he has enjoyed his short time with the district and is confident that “during this critical time in health care, the district will continue the task of making the facility one of the best in the state.” Anyone interested in serving on the district board is encouraged to send a brief letter of interest and attributes to the hospital, care of the CEO, 714 W. Pine St., Newport, WA 99156. Letters will be accepted until Friday, Dec. 27, and the position is expected to be filled at the regular board meeting in January. The term Monroe was elected to was a four-year unexpired term, so whoever fills his seat will be on the board until November 2015, when it will again be on the ballot.
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Northeast 1B girls basketball action begins CUSICK – Northeast 1B North League girls basketball gets underway this week. Cusick traveled to Clark Fork Tuesday, after The Miner went to press. They travel to Northport Saturday, Dec. 7, to play at 6 p.m. and then host Clark Fork Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 5:45 p.m. Selkirk travels to Wellpinit Saturday, Dec. 7, to play at 4:30 p.m.
Rangers present volleyball awards IONE – Year end awards for the Selkirk Rangers girls volleyball team were presented recently. Most Improved went to Lauren McGeorge, Josie Miller was named Most Valuable Player, Abby Carrasco received Most Inspirational, Miller, Carrasco and Bryanna Sargent were CoCaptains and Dana Riggleman received the Coach’s Award. Hannah Jensen and Crystal Cronoble received the Miss Defense Award and Lexy Ellsworth was named Miss Front Row.
Newport, Priest River basketball games Tuesday NEWPORT – The Newport Grizzly basketball teams will be in action four times in the next week, not counting their game Tuesday, Dec. 3, played after deadline. Friday, Dec. 6, the Griz will entertain St. George’s at home. The girls’ varsity game will start at 6 p.m. and the boys varsity game at 8:15 p.m. The following Tuesday, Dec. 10, the Grizzlies will entertain the Priest River Spartans. The boys game will start at 7:30 p.m., the girls game will start at 5:45 p.m.
Priest River volleyball awards given PRIEST RIVER – Season end volleyball awards were presented by Spartan coaches. For the varsity, Beth Bykerk was named Most Valuable Player, Jill Weimer was Most Inspirational, Lainey Gamma earned the Coach’s Award and Bykerk, Weimer and Karly Douglas were varsity Co-Captains. For junior varsity, Catherine Gamma earned Most Valuable Player honors, Christina LeBlanc was named Most Improved, Genevieve Hurd was selected as Most Inspirational and Kerry Remsburg, Makia Brennan and Ashley Dana were Co-Captains.
Local schools prep for wrestling NEWPORT – The Newport Grizzlies start their wrestling season Thursday, Dec. 5 playing at the Selkirk Jamboree at Selkirk. Kettle Falls, Republic, Newport and Selkirk will participate in the event, starting with a weigh-in at 5 p.m. and the match at 6 p.m. Selkirk will travel to Kettle Falls for the Bulldogs tournament, Saturday, Dec. 7 at 8 a.m. for weigh-in and 10 a.m. for match time. Also traveling Saturday, Dec. 7, the Grizzlies are headed to Davenport for the Davenport Invitational match at 10 a.m. Priest River will start the wrestling season by heading to Coeur d’Alene Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 5 p.m.
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Athletic policies differ between districts BY DON GRONNING OF THE MINER
NEWPORT – Each athletic policy developed by the area school districts is unique to the district, although there are certain consistent themes among the athletic policies for Selkirk, West Bonner, Cusick and Newport school districts. As you might expect, student athletes must keep their grades up, not drink alcohol or use illegal drugs and attend school. But the districts differ in how they go about seeing that student athletes comply and what penalties are imposed if they don’t. At Priest River in the West Bonner district, all athletes are drug tested at the start of the season. Priest River is the only school in the area to drug test all athletes, although all schools in the Intermountain League have random drug tests, according to Jared Hughes, Priest River Lamanna High School athletic director. If an athlete comes back with a positive drug test, the athlete is retested, Hughes said. “We haven’t had a positive test result in a couple years,” Hughes said. Priest River also randomly drug tests about 10 percent of their athletes. The students pay $15 for the urinalysis testing. While all school districts want students to keep away from tobacco, alcohol and drugs, they differ in how they deal with violations to the policy. At Priest River, Newport and Cusick, athletes can violate the drug/ alcohol policy even if they don’t consume any. If a Newport athlete is at a party where alcohol or drugs are used, the athlete is to immediately leave the party and report the party to a coach within 24 hours. If they don’t, they are considered in violation. The first violation at Newport will result in expulsion from the team. The athlete can appeal the expulsion after two weeks suspension and/or a three game suspension and admission into a substance abuse treatment program. Penalties are cumulative for the academic year, meaning a student who violates the drug/alcohol policy during the fall will be on a second offense if the student is found to have violated the policy in the winter. A second offense at Newport will result in expulsion from the team for the remainder of the season. At Priest River, the violations aren’t cumulative, they are confined to each sport’s season. An athlete could have more than one first violation during a school year. At Priest River, athletes who violate the policy must enroll in a
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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5 Newport Wrestling at Selkirk Jamboree: 6 p.m. – Selkirk FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6 Priest River Girls Basketball vs. Lakeside: 5:45 p.m. – Lakeside Newport Girls Basketball vs. St. George’s: 6:30 p.m. – Newport Priest River Boys Basketball vs. Lakeside: 7:30 p.m. – Lakeside Newport Boys Basketball vs. St. George’s: 8:15 p.m. – Newport SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7 Open Gym, Adult Basketball Location: 7 a.m. – Newport High School Newport Wrestling vs. Davenport: 10 a.m. – Davenport Selkirk Wrestling at Kettle Falls Tournament: 10 a.m. – Kettle Falls
substance abuse assistance program. They are also suspended for 20 percent of the season. A second violation will result in the player being suspended for the rest of the current season and for the next season the player wants to play. At Cusick, athletes who are at a party where drugs or alcohol are consumed are considered in violation of training rules and declared ineligible for the rest of the season. If they immediately call their coach, athletic director or principal when first arriving at such a party, the violation may be waived. Cusick athletes who are found to have violated the policy can only have their eligibility reinstated after completion of approved counseling services. A second violation at Cusick will result in the athlete being ineligible for one calendar year. At Selkirk, athletes who violate the drug alcohol policy will not be permitted to play in 30-50 percent of the games but must attend all the practices after a first violation of the policy. Violations count throughout the student’s high school career. That means a student is guilty of a second violation regardless of how many years after the first violation it occurs. A second offense at Selkirk means that athletes can be removed from all athletics for a year to a year-and-a-half. Selkirk also has a curfew for athletes during their sports season – 10 p.m. on weeknights nights before a contest and midnight on weekends. Other differences include academic requirements. At Priest River, athletes must pass every class to participate. Grades are checked every other week. Students found to be failing a class must attend After School Tutoring for a half hour each day until they bring the grade up. At Newport, athletes’ grades are checked weekly and all must be passing to play. At Cusick, students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average in order to be eligible to play. A student who is not meeting the requirements three weeks into the season is required to attend a study table. If they are still failing at the end of a five-week grading period, students are not permitted to play until they meet the requirements. At Selkirk, students must meet a 2.0 grade point average, with grades checked weekly. All athletic policies contain information about concussions. They all make clear that the athletes and their parents assume all liability if the player is hurt or killed during the sport, even if school officials are negligent.
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Selkirk Girls Basketball vs. Wellpinit: 4:30 p.m. – Wellpinit Cusick Girls Basketball vs. Northport: 6 p.m. – Northport Selkirk Boys Basketball vs. Wellpinit: 6 p.m. – Wellpinit Cusick Boys Basketball vs. Northport: 7:30 p.m. – Northport TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10 Priest River Wrestling at Coeur d’Alene: 5 p.m. – Coeur d’Alene Cusick Girls Basketball vs. Clark Fork: 5:45 p.m. – Cusick Newport Girls Basketball vs. Priest River: 5:45 p.m. – Newport Cusick Boys Basketball vs. Clark Fork: 7:15 p.m. – Cusick Newport Boys Basketball vs. Priest River: 7:30 p.m. – Newport
Albeni Hwy. • Priest River Washington Customers Call Toll Free 1-800-440-8254
COURTESY PHOTO|MIKE KIRKWOOD
Kirkwood team takes championship Sadie Halstead Middle School student Jacob Kirkwood and his team, the Storm, claimed the third place spot in the Pop Warner State Championship, held in Camas, Wash., Nov. 16. The second place league Storm finished their 7-4 season with a 40-12 victory over the Albany bulldogs. Kirkwood is pictured in the back left.
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Smith 5-10, Esther Wilkinson 2-7, Sharon Clark 4-7-9, Lola Balison 4-7-10.
BOWLING TUESDAY, NOV. 26 Lucky Ladies Team Won Country Lane 36 North Country Clothing Shop 35 Morning Glories 33 State Line Girls 28 King Pins 26 Golden Girls 25 Bling and Sparkles 22
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Lost 16 17 19 24 26 27 30
High game scratch: Laura O’Brien 186. High game handicap: Vicki Nolting 221. High series scratch: Laura O’Brien 533. High series handicap: Lola Balison 621. High team game scratch: North Country Clothing Shop 627. High team game handicap: North Country Clothing Shop 798. High team series scratch: North Country Clothing Shop 1,739. High team series handicap: North Country Clothing Shop 2,252. Converted splits: Sherry Loveridge 3-10, Laura O’Brien 3-10, 9-10, Debbie
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 27 Wednesday Night Loopers Team Ok Lanes Pend Oreille Marine Pooch Parlor Club Rio Treasurers A-Z McCroskey Defense
Won 192 191.5 175.5 174 161 156
Lost 158 158.5 174.5 176 189 194
High scratch game: Ron Rickett 233. High handicap game: Pat Shields 249. High scratch series: Ron Rickett 621. High handicap series: Pat Shields 720. High team scratch game: McCroskey Defense 869. High handicap game: Club Rio 1,086. High team scratch series: Club Rio 2,505. High handicap series: Club Rio 3,162.
THURSDAY, NOV. 21 Thursday Niters Team Dysfunctional Country Lane Wanna Bees Wilkinson Rental Plain Nasty’s OK Lanes Diesel Dawgs Enforcers
Won 30 29 26 25 24 23 20.5 14.5
Lost 18 19 22 23 24 25 27.5 25.5
High scratch game: Diesel Dawgs 726. High handicap game: OK Lanes 882. High scratch series: Diesel Dawgs 2,055. High handicap series: Country Lane 2,479. High scratch game: Jim Goss 254, Esther Wilkinson 193. High handicap game: Jim Goss 273, Karen Batsch 251. High scratch series: Jim Goss 605, Karen Batsch 462. High handicap series: Pinky Ownbey 667, Jan Edgar 675. Converted splits: Larry Burnham 5-7, Gary Wilkinson 5-8-10, Mel Logan 2-7, Codie Frisque 5-6.
| DECEMBER 4, 2013
Lots of holiday fun at West Bonner libraries
BR I E FLY Get a mammogram in Blanchard Thursday BLANCHARD – The mammogram coach will be at the Conoco Station in Blanchard 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5. Grants may be available to those who qualify. Appointments can be made by calling 877-474-2400. The appointments are for screening mammograms only, patients with complaints such as a lump, must first be seen by their doctors, and xrays must be performed in an imaging center.
Used book sale in Priest River Dec. 7 PRIEST RIVER – A used book sale is Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Priest River Library. Books will be sold individually, rather than by the bag. The sale is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the library, 118 Main St., Priest River.
MINER PHOTO|DON GRONNING
Tonka truck in the snow Zeriah Fredrick, 6, gets in some play time in the snow with his Tonka truck. He said this was the first time he has played with the truck in the snow. He likes snow and trucks, so it seemed natural.
PRIEST RIVER – Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way to the library where you will find lots of fun for the family during the holiday season at the West Bonner Libraries. Story Time will continue each Wednesday in Blanchard and Thursday in Priest River at 10:30 a.m. with cookie and gingerbread stories. Story Time holiday party will be Wednesday, Dec. 18, in Blanchard and Thursday, Dec. 19, in Priest River. Hear a story and make an ornament for your tree or window. Hop on the Polar Express at 6 p.m. Thursday Dec. 19 at the Priest River library. Reservations are required as space is limited. Stop by the Priest River Library or call 208-448-2207. Pick up your train tickets at the Priest River Library after Dec. 4. Children may wear their pajamas. Hot chocolate and treats will be served once you have boarded the train for your trip to
the North Pole. All are welcome for the perfect ride of the season. Come hear the classic poem “The Night Before Christmas” Dec. 24 at 1 p.m. at Come hear the the Priest classic poem ‘The River Library. Night Before Priest River liChristmas’ Dec. brary will 24 at 1 p.m. at hold two the Priest River Game Days, Library. Thursday, Dec. 26, and Monday, Dec. 30, at 1 p.m. Board games will be on the tables, bring a friend and have some fun. All ages welcome, family friendly games provided. Check the library website for more information at http://westbonner.lili.org or call 208-4482207 in Priest River and 208-4370801 in Blanchard.
December at Create brings dancing and Christmas cheer BY DESIREÉ HOOD OF THE MINER
NEWPORT – The Create Arts Center is hosting a variety of events for the month of December, including Christmas decorating and dance classes for people of all ages. A Downton Abbey party and hat contest will be Saturday, Dec. 14 from 3-6 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for the hat contest. The cost is $5 per hat entry. Dec. 4 and Dec. 11 will offer a Fiber Arts Studio from 9 a.m. to noon. Participants are asked to bring a spinning wheel and fiber. If no wheel is available, bringing yarn, knitting needles or crochet hooks is acceptable. A $2 donation
is appreciated. Capitol Christmas Tree commemorative ornaments will be available at the Stratton Craft Fair, Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Evergreen Art Association booths. Capitol Christmas tree cards and pinecone wreaths of assorted sizes will also be available. The Festival of Trees will be Saturday, Dec. 7 at Sadie Halstead Middle School. The Create tree will reflect the activities of the Create Arts Center. Saturday, Dec. 7 from 1-3 p.m. will be a family oriented class on tissue paper collage cards. The cost is $5 per person and preregistration is required. A fused glass cross class will be given by Create Board of Directors President Randy Haa, Saturday,
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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4 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 PRM-Advocates for Women: 1-3 p.m. - Station 2:41 Coffee Shop, Oldtown Pinochle: 1 p.m. - Priest River Senior Center 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 Pend Oreille Rock and Gem Club: 7 p.m. - 508 Quail Loop, Newport Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. Hospitality House, Newport THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5 Priest River Food Bank Open: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Priest River Senior Center 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 Duplicate Bridge: 12:30 p.m. - Hospitality House in Newport Loosely Knit: 1-3 p.m. - Calispel Valley Library, Cusick After School Readers Club: 3 p.m. Priest River Library Celebrate Recovery: 5:30 p.m. House of the Lord, 754 Silverbirch
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Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. to noon. This class is for pre-registration only and cost $35 to attend. Shirley Bird Wright will teach the basics and beyond in her watercolor class, Friday, Dec. 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The watercolor class costs $35. This class meets the third Friday of each month. Wright gives demonstrations, hand-on work and advice. Participants need brushes, paint and arches Watercolor 140 lb. paper. Supplies are available for purchase. Children of all ages get Miss Patty’s Dance Experience on Mondays in December. Children ages 3-5 can get pre tumbling lessons at 1:30 p.m. Ballet, Jazz and Tap lessons for children ages 3-5 is at 2:30
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Lane, Oldtown Pinochle: 6 p.m. - Hospitality House in Newport Pend Oreille Kids Club: 6 p.m. Pend Oreille Mennonite Church Bingo: 6 p.m. - Priest River Senior Center Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. Blanchard Community Church Newport Masonic Lodge: 7:30 p.m. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6 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 A Celtic Christmas Chorale Gala: 6:30 p.m. - Circle Moon Theater 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 SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7 Festival of Trees: Sadie Halstead Middle School Priest River American Legion Breakfast: 8-10:30 a.m. - VFW on Larch Street 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 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 A Celtic Christmas Chorale: 6:30 p.m. - Circle Moon Theater Set Free Northwest Meal and Worship: 6:30 p.m. - Conerstone Building Behind Ace Hardware, Oldtown SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8 Dharma Day: 9:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sravasti Abbey, Newport
p.m. Starting at 3:30, ages 6-8 will take ballet, jazz, tap and tumbling lessons. Youth ballroom dancing will start at W H AT ’S N E X T: 5:30 p.m. CREATE ARTS with the CENTER meeting, Waltz, Cha Wednesday, Dec. Cha, Swing 18 at 1 p.m., the and Rumba public is welcome being offered to attend. for children ages 8-12. At 6:30 p.m., teenagers 13-17 can take ballroom dancing lessons as well. All classes are 45 minutes in length and class sizes are limited. For more information, email Miss Patty at email@example.com. Creative dancing for children ages 10 and older includes a blend
Newport Youth: 4 p.m. - Sadie Halstead Middle School Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. Hospitality House, Newport MONDAY, DECEMBER 9 Evergreen Art Association: 10 a.m. - Riverbank Restaurant Hospitality House Senior Potluck: Noon - Newport Habitat for Humanity: 6 p.m. - Sandifur Room, Newport Hospital Priest River Lions: 6:30 p.m. - Priest River Senior Center Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. Pend Oreille Bible Church in Cusick Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. Blanchard Community Church Blanchard Grange Meeting: 7 p.m. - Blanchard Grange TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10 Blanchard Stitchers Quilting Group: 10 a.m. - Blanchard Inn Writers Group: 2 p.m. - Create Arts Center 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 Young Lives Club for Pregnant and Teen Moms: 6 p.m. - Calvary Chapel Newport, 101 S. Scott. Call 208-691-2920 Pinochle: 6 p.m. - Calispel Valley Library, Cusick Belly Dance Fitness: 6:30-7:30 p.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport Bingo: 6:30 p.m. - Newport Eagles A Celtic Christmas Chorale: 6:30 p.m. - Circle Moon Theater Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. - St. Anthony’s Church Spirit Lake Lodge No. 57: 8 p.m. Spirit Lake
Parent’s Shopping Day Sunday, Dec 8th All Day Child Care while you shop • 8am-6pm Children up to age 12
Games, Crafts, Cooking, Story Time and more Fellowship Hall NEWPORT SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH 777 Lilac Lane, Newport More Info Call 208-290-5424
of Hip Hop, Jazz, Lyrical and Funk dancing. Classes are offered Tuesdays and Wednesdays in December from 4-5 p.m. The class is open to children ages 10 and older. The cost is $8 per week or $30 per month. Learn the Waltz and Country Two-step with Glenn and Patty Braunstein every Wednesday in December. Waltz lessons are at 5:30 p.m. and the two-step class follows at 6:30 p.m. The cost for both classes is $35 per person per month or $60 for two months. Drop-ins are welcome. Oil Painting with Barry Dumaw is offered every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants need to bring basic art supplies. The
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cost is $35 per person. Dumaw has won Artist of the Year for the Idaho State Ducks Unlimited and Montana Chapter Safari Club International. Dumaw has been featured in magazines and had art auctioned off at national art shows. For more information, call Dumaw at 509-671-5161. Swing and Ballroom dance classes will be given by Anne Chamberlain every Friday in December at 5:30 p.m. Private lessons are available by appointment. This class is for pre-registration only. Call Chamberlain for questions or to pre-register at 208-448-2601. For more information on any of the above events or to pre-register, call Create at 509-447-9277.
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Damien Rapp Navy Seaman Damien Rapp, guardian of Shawn D. Cook and son of Robin L. Rapp both of Spirit Lake, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great
Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Rapp completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs,
CALVARY CHAPEL NEWPORT
UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
“Where The Sheep Go To Be Fed” 101 S. Scott • Newport Sunday Morning 10 a.m. (509) 939-0676 CalvaryNewport@aol.com / 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.newportucc.org
REAL LIFE MINISTRIES
“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
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
CHURCH OF FAITH
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 www.churchoffaitholdtown.com
Community Church Directory CATHOLIC MASSES
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.
first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness. Rapp is a 2013 graduate of Post Falls High School.
SPRING VALLEY MENNONITE CHURCH
4912 Spring Valley Road Sunday: 9:45 a.m. Worship Service 11 a.m. -- Sunday School (509) 447-3588
NEWPORT FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
“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
NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH
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
HOUSE OF THE LORD
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 www.hotl.me
NEWPORT SOUTHERN BAPTIST CHURCH
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
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.
AMERICAN LUTHERAN CHURCH E.L.C.A.
332801 Hwy. 2, P.O. Box 653, Newport Pastors Matt & Janine Goodrich Sunday School 9 am - Worship Service 10 am (509) 447-4338
THE NEWPORT MINER
North Pend Oreille
NEWS FROM NORTH PEND OREILLE COUNTY INCLUDING IONE, METALINE & METALINE FALLS
Longest serving Selkirk School Board members retire IONE – Katie Parker and Jane Emrick, Selkirk School District Board members, chose to not file for re-election, opting to retire from the board after almost two decades of serving the students with dedication and leadership, according to superintendent Nancy Lotze. Parker was appointed to the Selkirk School District Board of Directors as District Director No. 1 in December 1993. Emrick’s appointment to the at-large position followed a year later in November 1994. Both women were re-elected numerous times and this spring, after 20 years for Parker and 19 years Emrick, they did not register for re-election. Parker had served as the chairwoman of the school board since 1999, and Emrick served as vice-chairwoman until this past year. The board was joined by district staff and community members in honoring and thanking Parker and Emrick for their service during the board’s regular monthly meeting, Monday, Nov. 18. Lotze said that Parker and Emrick are Selkirk’s longest serving school board members since the district consolidated in 1963. The surprise presentation for the retiring board members showed the women the physical
and structural changes to the district that the board faced over the past 20 years. This included hiring four superintendents, moving the district office from a separate office to one in a school building – first at the high school and then at the elementary, consolidating the two elementary programs and closing a building, creating a middle school that offers age-appropriate but challenging curriculum and making major upgrades to the high school heating and waste water systems for the first time in the district’s 50-year history. Lotze said the program changes in that same time period included even more impacts to the district. She said in 1993, district scores on standardized tests were far below state average in most grade level and subject areas, but now the district leads the region and the state in student achievement. There have been a variety of program upgrades including innovative vocational programs and the addition of advanced placement (AP) classes, college in the high school options and an emphasis on integrating technology. Lotze said that Selkirk is a becoming a model that other districts wish to emulate and that the leadership provided by Parker and Emrick insured the “right
|| N O R T H P E N D O R E I L L E CO U N T Y E V E N T S WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4 Story Time: 10:30 a.m. - Metalines Library Basic Computer Class: 11 a.m. to Noon - Ione Library, Call 509442-3030 For Reservations Commissioner Kiss Office Hours: 3-6:45 p.m. - Ione Library Weight Watchers: 6 p.m. Weigh in 6:30-7 p.m. meeting - Ione Catholic Church Ione Town Council: 7 p.m. Clerk’s Office THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5 Metaline Cemetery District No. 2 Board Meeting: 10 a.m. - Metaline City Hall Story Time: 11 a.m. - Ione Library North Pend Oreille Lions: 6:30 p.m. - Ione Train Depot FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6 Story Time and Crafts: 10:30 a.m. - Metalines Library Deck the Falls Bonfire: 5 p.m. Busta Park, Metaline Falls Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. Ione Senior Center SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7
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Deck the Falls: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cutter Theatre MONDAY, DECEMBER 9 Fire District No. 2 Commissioners: 10 a.m. - Fire Station 23, 390442 Highway 20, Ione Story Time: 10:30 a.m. - Metalines Library TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10 Metaline Cemetery District No. 2 Board: 10 a.m. - Metaline Town Hall Story Time: 11 a.m. - Ione Library Book Discussion Group: 4-5 p.m. - Ione Library Metaline Falls Town Council: 7 p.m. - Metaline Falls Town Hall WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11 Story Time: 10:30 a.m. - Metalines Library Basic Computer Class: 11 a.m. to Noon - Ione Library, Call 509442-3030 For Reservations Weight Watchers: 6 p.m. Weigh in 6:30-7 p.m. meeting - Ione Catholic Church Metaline Town Council: 7 p.m. Metaline Town Hall
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President Barack Obama (D) The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington DC 20500 Comments: 202-456-1111 Switchboard: 202-456-1414 E-mail: email@example.com Sen. Maria Cantwell (D) 511 Dirksen Senate Bldg. Washington DC 20510 202-224-3441 http://cantwell.senate.gov Local: U.S. Courthouse 920 W. Riverside, Suite 697 Spokane WA 99201 509-353-2507 Sen. Patty Murray (D) 173 Russell Senate Office Bldg. Washington DC 20510 202-224-2621 http://murray.senate.gov/ Local: 10 N. Post St. Suite 600 Spokane WA 99201 509-624-9515 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R) Fifth Congressional District 2421 Rayburn House Office Building Washington DC 20515 202-225-2006 www.mcmorrisrodgers.house.gov Local: 10 N. Post St. Suite 625 Spokane WA 99201 Spokane: 509-353-2374 Colville: 509-684-3481
Governor Jay Inslee Office of the Governor PO Box 40002 Olympia, WA 98504-0002 360-902-4111 Relay operators for the deaf or hard of hearing, dial 7-1-1 www.governor.wa.gov Legislative District 7 Sen. John Smith (R) 115B Irv Newhouse Building P.O. Box 40407 Olympia WA 98504-0407 360-786-7612 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Rep. Joel Kretz (R) 335A Legislative Building P.O. Box 40600 Olympia WA 98504-0600 360-786-7988 E-mail: email@example.com Home Office: 20 N. Main St. Omak, WA 98841 509-826-7203 Rep. Shelly Short (R) 204 Modular Building A P.O. Box 40600 Olympia WA 98504-0600 360-786-7908 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Home office: 147 North Clark Ave. Suite 5 Republic WA 99166 509-775-8047 Washington Legislative Hotline 1-800-562-6000 (in session, weekdays 8 a.m.-noon, 1-4:30 p.m.) Legislative homepage: http://www.leg. wa.gov
COURTESY PHOTO|NANCY LOTZE
Jane Emrick, left, and Katie Parker are the longest serving Selkirk School District board members since the district consolidated in 1963. They chose to retire after almost two decades of serving the district and students.
people were in the right seats on the bus as the district traveled its journey.” Both Parker and Emrick should feel proud of their role in the accomplishments, Lotze said. She noted that board decisions are not always easy and often accompanied by stress, especially when the decision is not popular or understood well by all community members. “We still have much work to do and I am sorry that Parker and Emrick will not be in these chairs as we continue to address student achievement and facilities issues, but I am grateful for the foundation they have built,” Lotze said.
She said the meeting was the most attended board meeting in recent history. “Board members Katie Parker and Jane Emrick provided vision, integrity and dedication to Selkirk students and staff while constantly displaying dignity, compassion and a commitment to student achievement,” Principal Larry Reed said. “The entire school community benefitted greatly from their years of service and leadership.” Parker said it has been an honor and a pleasure to work on the school board. Emrick said serving on the school board is a privilege and one she will miss.
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Selkirk students sing in the holidays IONE – Selkirk Elementary School students grades kindergarten through fifth, will present “Santa in the Man” Monday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Sam Nicholas Gym. All students will participate including the fourth grade recorder ensemble and fifth grade band. Holiday favorites Deck the Halls, Jingle Bells, Here Comes Santa Claus, Jingle Bell Rock, Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree, We Wish You A Merry Christmas and Silent Night will be performed. The Selkirk Middle School and High School grades sixth through 12th, will present “Rise up in Festive Song” Monday, Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the historic Cutter Theatre in Metaline Falls. The middle school chorus, high school concert choir, concert band and soloists will perform. The audience will enjoy favorites including “White Christmas,” “What Child Is This?,” “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” “O Holy Night, Let it Snow,” “Let It Snow, Let It Snow” and many others. The title song, “Rise Up in Festive Song,” is a Renaissance choral work that will be sung unaccompanied and introduced by a recorder and percussion ensemble. To complement this selection, Selkirk Music Director Donivan Johnson has arranged a very old text with the new music of “There Is No Rose of Such Virtue.” Selkirk choir students will perform at two locations in Spokane, Wednesday, Dec. 18. The students
will present a program at Rockwood Retirement Home at 10:30 a.m., 101 E. Hawthorne Road, Spokane. Following this presentation, the students will perform at the Northtown Mall Food Court. The members are required to audition for these performances and a small group is selected. The Selkirk Concert Choir and Band was invited to perform for the third year in a row as the featured guests during the Cusick School District Veterans Day Concert, Nov. 6. The 16th annual Veterans Day Concert was given at Selkirk High School, Nov. 8, to a large and deeply appreciative audience, Johnson said. This concert highlighted the 150 anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. Freshman Katherine Dewey performed for the Veterans Day Dinner, Nov. 11 in Metaline Falls. Dewey sang three selections and received much earned applause and admiration from those attending the annual event, according to Johnson.
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PUD | Operates nine water systems FROM PAGE 2A
out in south Pend Oreille County was largely funded by a $27 million federal stimulus grant, which ended Sept. 30. The PUD matched $4.65 million and an additional $2.1 million was counted towards the match for parts of the system the PUD already built. So the PUD investment was about $6.75 million. It now must add another $4.3 million for the overrun to its total costs. Owen said increases to the CNS fiber project do not affect rates and the project will take in more than it spends in the next year. Owen said that CNS shows in the PUD budget as debt payments in 2014, estimated at more than $200,000. CNS is expected to have more than $815,000 in expenses, more than $350,000 in capital projects and more than $200,000 in debt payments. With a revenue source
of more than $1.48 million, the project should start to pay for itself during 2014. CNS will borrow $5.25 million from the Box Canyon Renewal and License fund before the end of 2013. About $2 million will be used to refinance a short-term loan into a 20-year loan. The remaining $3.25 million will cover some of the $4.3 million overrun from the fiber-tothe-premise project. Repaying this loan is the debt shown in the CNS budget. The electric system budget is more than $53.98 million for 2014, an increase of more than $806,430 from 2013. There are more than 7,842 residential customers on the system, a small decrease from 7,896 in 2012. The production system includes Box Canyon Dam expenses and is budgeted for more than $49.15 million for 2014. This is an increase of more than $708,250 from 2013.
Box Canyon Dam is currently under the projects portion of the relicensing agreement with FERC. More than $28.8 million will be spent on capital projects for the production system, mainly on these required projects at the dam. The PUD operates nine water systems and a small one for their Box Canyon project, showing a budget of more than $417,700. This is a decrease from 2013 of almost $886,000 because the Metaline Falls water system had pipes replaced in 2013 for about $860,000. Owen said that reducing labor costs in the water systems also helped reduce the budget. The PUD overall debt is more than $165.7 million. This is split over the electric, production and water systems. Owen said more than $12 million is budgeted for debt payments next year.
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November. The 1 percent increase generates $18,127 for the current expense fund and $18,135 for the road fund. Commissioners are currently negotiating union contracts for the Hall of Justice, Information Technology, Counseling Services, Prosecutors, Corrections and Dispatch workers. Union contracts with sheriff deputies and road employees are the only settled contracts. The road employees have a contract through 2017 and the deputies have a contract through the end of 2014. The IT contract is a whole new contract. They negotiated a one year contract last year that carries them through the end of 2013. The same is true of Hall of Justice employees, Counseling Services and Prosecutors. Corrections and Dispatchers have a contract through the end of 2014. While they do have a contract through 2014, they also have a contract opener for wages, medical and one language wild card. The county also has a language wild card, meaning both sides can bring up something they want to negotiate. Teamster Local 690 represents all union employees but the Road Department. The Road Department is represented by Local 1135-P Washington State Council of County and City Employees. On Nov. 15 the unions all presented their proposals to the county. Negotiations have been ongoing since then, with commissioners working on a counter offer. But another unknown would have a bigger impact. Each year the county gets Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) from the federal government for federal forest land. For 2014 that amounts to about $800,000. Counties that receive PILT money usually get it in June, according to county treasurer Terri Miller. “That’s when we got it this year,” she said. But since the federal government hasn’t passed a budget yet, when and if the county will get PILT funding is uncertain. An action alert went out to National Association of Counties members urging counties to contact their senators and representatives to support PILT funding. “The commissioners are going to have to decide whether it is coming or not,” Miller said. If the county doesn’t get the PILT funding, adjustments will have to be made in expenditures. After being down to about $800,000, the county has rebuilt the reserves to $1 million. The county still needs to shift $300,000 in taxing authority from the road fund to the current expense fund to balance the budget. The county is counting on about $531,000 in ending fund balances to balance the budget. Ending fund balances are the amount departments have left over at the end of the year that were budgeted but not spent. In the past, the county has used timber harvest on county lands
for some revenue. But the amount of revenue it brings in has declined, as the county has no large sections of land left to harvest, according to Sam Castro, public works director. He said in 2103, the county harvested about $160,000 worth of timber. “It’s not as big as in other years,” he said. The timber harvest in 2014 is also going to be down. “We don’t have the timber,” Castro said. There has been one timber sale identified. The Rustler’s Gulch property,
located near Pend Oreille County Park in the south part of the county, isn’t the property currently slated for harvesting. Castro said a timber consultant recommended cutting about 33 acres at Rustlers Gulch, also known Section 16, for forest health purposes, but a decision has not been made yet, Castro said. Commissioners will also amend the 2013 budget Dec. 17 to reflect the 2 percent salary increase for deputies and a cost overrun at the jail.
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improvements, including buildings. One of the bidders on both is the current leaseholder. One property is located in block five of the Power Line subdivision and the other in block four of the Pinto Point subdivision. The bidding isn’t for the lease, it is for the right to lease. The lease itself still needs to be paid in full.
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the same journey every year, and for your hospitable entertainment will think it no trouble to bring each of you whichever leaf you desire.” “Darling cuckoo,” cried Scrub, “bring me a golden one.”
And Spare, looking up from the green leaf on which he gazed as though it were a crown-jewel, said: -“Be sure to bring me one from the merry tree.” And away flew the cuckoo. “This is the feast of All Fools, and it ought to be your birthday,” said Scrub. “Did ever man fling away such an opportunity of getting rich? Much good your merry
leaves will do in the midst of rags and poverty!” But Spare laughed at him, and answered with quaint old proverbs concerning the cares that come with gold, till Scrub, at length getting angry, vowed his brother was not fit to live with a respectable man; and taking his lasts, his awls, and his golden leaf, he left the wattle hut, and went to tell the villagers.
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“Good master cuckoo, bring me a leaf off that tree!” cried Spare. “Now, brother, don’t be a fool!” said Scrub; “think of the leaves of beaten gold! Dear master cuckoo, bring me one of them!” Before another word could be spoken the cuckoo had flown out of the open door, and was shouting its spring cry over moor and meadow. The brothers were poorer than ever that year. Nobody would send them a single shoe to mend, and Scrub and Spare would have left the village but for their barley-field and their cabbagegarden. They sowed their barley, planted their cabbage, and, now that their trade was gone, worked in the rich villagers’ fields to make out a scanty living. So the seasons came and passed; spring, summer, harvest, and winter followed each other as they have done from the beginning. At the end of the latter Scrub and Spare had grown so poor and ragged that their old neighbors forgot to invite them to wedding feasts or merrymakings, and the brothers thought the cuckoo had forgotten them, too, when at daybreak on the first of April they heard a hard beak knocking at their door, and a voice crying: -“Cuckoo! cuckoo! Let me in with my presents!” Spare ran to open the door, and in came the cuckoo, carrying on one side of its bill a golden leaf larger than that of any tree in the North Country; and in the other side of its bill, one like that
of the common laurel, only it had a fresher green. “Here,” it said, giving the gold to Scrub and the green to Spare, “it is a long carriage from the world’s end. Give me a slice of barley bread, for I must tell the
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the melted butter mixture, then half the dry mixture, and stir. Add the remaining water and dry mixture, stirring until thoroughly combined. 4. For standard-sized cupcakes, line a 12-cup muffin tin* with paper cups, and lightly grease the cups with Vegelene.* Divide the batter evenly among the cups, and bake for 22 to 24 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center of one cupcake comes out clean. Remove the cupcakes from
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Michael Wayne Jones of Diamond Lake passed away peacefully at home Nov. 22, with his wife Donna and faithful companion “Bob” by Jones his side. He suffered two strokes and pancreatic cancer at age 71. He was born in Spokane, July 7, 1942, to Merle and Bernice (Sager) Jones. At a young age he worked in a gas station, which started his career as a mechanic. He worked in California on the assembly lines making Mustang cars. He then ventured to Alaska and for 17 years was a heavy equipment lead mechanic for Arco at Prudhoe Bay in the oil fields. In 1989, he relocated back to Spokane area and in 1991 bought his dream home at Diamond Lake, which is where he met his wife Donna. At that time he quit Arco and ran the shop for Bulk Systems in Cusick. He then passed jobs again for Bodies Concrete in Elk. He retired from Tom Addis Ford in Newport. At the age of 62, he become a caregiver to his mother-in-law Lee Johns. What a great son in law, family said. Mr. Jones loved to restore old cars and would help anyone that needed a mechanic. Besides his cars he loved his children very much. When they would screw up he would say, “It’s yesterday’s rain – it’s over.” He also loved and cherished his faithful companion “Bob” who went everywhere with him, if you saw Bob, Mike wouldn’t be far behind. He was preceded in death by his parents Merle and Bernice Jones and sister Merlene Hrycenko. Survivors include his wife Donna of 22 years; daughters Lavonne (and Phillip) Weller, Monica (and Joe) Nees, and Terrilyn Graham; stepchildren Reese (and Tracy) Bennett, Shannon (and Dan) Predmore, Earon (and Brenna) Overson, Eldon Overson, and Eric (and Sarah) Overson; two sisters Paula (and Randy) Bisson, Phyllis (and Jerry) Jenkins; and 18 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held later this summer at his home at Diamond Lake. His family thanked the community of Newport and Mr. Jones’ friends at Diamond Lake for embracing him during his many adventures during his life. They will miss him and he will always be in their prayers and thoughts. Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home in Newport is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guestbook at www.sherman-knapp.com.
Marjorie “Two Feathers” (Allum) Brass
Michael Wayne Jones
Marge Brass passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Nov. 23. She lived her life unapologetically, family said, a rare feat in these days of over-politeness. Brass She led a life full of colorful adventures. In her early years she enjoyed getting her hands dirty branding calves, riding horseback on cattle drives, selling everything under the sun at Pondera Drug in Conrad, Mont., and working the pit crew, when not putting her pedal to the metal drag racing. Later she travelled all the back roads of Montana following the road construction crew that employed her husband. She raised her girls while pulling their shiny Spartan trailer down windy roads in every kind of weather. Although their possessions were few and necessity forced them to move often she made sure her family was never without. Her most recent adventures led her to mingling with the diverse locals of southern Florida, hooting and hollering along side of dedicated fans at Seahawk and Mariners’ games and soaking up the sun with tall beers in Barcelona. She shared all of these tales with great enthusiasm, wisdom and a bit of exaggeration. Any person within earshot could not help but be drawn to her unique way with words. Mrs. Brass took in strays of all sorts (human and animal). She knew the true meaning of the word guest and anyone was welcome at her home. After your first visit though, it was up to you to get your own beer. She was a devoted grandma and fiercely loved all four of her grandsons. Passionate, strong, tough loving would best describe Marge, with “bone-headed” and “extra crispy” being her favorite adjectives. Her loved ones are certain that she is fishing on a sunny bank of the west fork of the Teton River in Montana, toes in the water, rainbow trout jumping, surrounded by all her friends and family that have gone before, with them eagerly waiting to hear all the tall tales they missed. She will be dearly missed by her loving husband of 39 years, Michael “Sam” Brass, her daughters Martina and Micki, and her grandsons Rocco, Ramsey, Waylon and Leo.
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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.
Adonay Urias Solis, 20, is wanted on two Pend Oreille County warrants for failure to appear, failure to pay child support and drivSolis ing while license suspended. He is 5 feet, 11 inches tall and weights 175 pounds with brown eyes and black hair. His last known address was in the Spokane area. Extradition is statewide. Martin Maxwell Hackett, 25, is wanted on one Pend Oreille County warrant for failure to appear domestic violence assault Hackett 4th. He is 6 feet tall and weighs 155 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair. His last known address was in the Oldtown area. Extradition is
statewide. Johni Lin Johnson-Hamilton, 31, is wanted on one Pend Oreille County warrant for failure to appear at a show cause hearing. She Hamilton is 5 feet, 4 inches tall and weighs 110 pounds, with green eyes and brown hair. Her last known address was in the Newport area. Extradition is statewide. Amanda Marie Cook, 25, is wanted on one Pend Oreille County warrant for failure to appear at a first appearance for assault 3rd. She Cook is 5 feet, 3 inches tall and weighs 125 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair. Her last known address was in the Newport area. Extradition is Washington and Idaho. Place your classified or display ad with The Miner and it will appear in both newspapers - The Newport Miner (Pend Oreille County) and The Gem State Miner (West Bonner County). All for one good price. Call (509) 447-2433 for details.
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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.
tions; has no memory of account. TRAFFIC HAZARD – Hwy. 2, complainant seen vehicle leading a horse on Hwy. 2 going about 10 mph, horse looked startled. DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED – Hwy. 2 ARREST – David R. Vermillion, 18, of Newport was arrested on a warrant. SEARCH WARRANT – Hwy. 2 SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – W. 3rd St., report of car alarm going off multiple times; unknown why. ACCIDENT – Hwy. 2, complainant drove by and saw vehicle in ditch. ARREST – Aireal B. Perkins, 23, of Spokane was arrested on a warrant.
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Wednesday, Nov. 27 ACCIDENT – Hwy. 2, report of vehicle hitting a deer. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – E. 5th Ave., report of suspicious checks. TRAFFIC OFFENSE – W. 3rd St., report of vehicle traveling the wrong direction down the one way street. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Deer Valley Rd., report of someone cutting trees in area. TRESPASSING – Cusick Creek Rd., report of trespassing on neighbor’s property. SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE – Indian Creek Rd., report of suspicious vehicle in area. ARREST – Hwy. 20, Steven M. Sinn, 53, of Priest River was arrested for driving with a suspended license and driving without the required ignition interlock. SUSPICIOUS PERSON – W. 7th St., report of suspicious male in area going door to door selling vacuums. ILLEGAL BURNING – LeClerc Rd. S., reports of large fire in area.
Monday, Nov. 25 THEFT – Monumental Way, Cusick, respondent reports dropping off car at a subject’s house to be fixed, now car is gone and subject is gone too. THEFT – Jorgens Rd., report that items were taken today from home while complainant was out. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Four Mile Lane, report someone fed complaint’s turkeys nails. ANIMAL PROBLEM – Green Rd., report of big red horse in front yard. CHIMNEY FIRE – Pines Rd., report of chimney fire. ARREST – Robert Cody Haight, 20, of Newport was arrested for driving while license suspended. Tuesday, Nov. 26 ANIMAL PROBLEM – Hwy. 2, report of brown horse running on highway, almost hit by several cars. MALICIOUS MISCHIEF – 4th Ave., report of antenna wire cut. ACCIDENT – Hwy. 31, single vehicle rollover, Ford Explorer driver says he is ok. ARREST – S. 2nd Ave., Joshua R. Porter, 29, of Ione was arrested on a warrant. ARREST – S. Calispell Ave., Charla Ann Smetana, 30, of Priest River was arrested for driving while license suspended. ANIMAL CRUELTY – Driskill Rd., report of underfed horse. ARREST – W. 7th St., Jon A. Bedard, 46, of Spokane was arrested for driving while license suspended. FRAUD – Little Spokane River, complainant reports identity theft. ARREST – Hwy. 31, Nicholas R. Ford, 27, of Ione was arrested for driving while license suspended. ANIMAL CRUELTY – N. Newport Ave., report of animal cruelty. FRAUD – Hwy. 31, complainant reports receiving mail from collec-
Thursday, Nov. 28 NOISE COMPLAINT – Farber Lane, report of loud bangs in area. Friday, Nov. 29 SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCE – N. Halford Ave., report that front door to neighbor’s residence is open and no one is home. STRUCTURE FIRE – E. 4th St., report of fire in ambulance attic. PHONE OFFENSE – LeClerc Rd. S., complainant keeps receiving phone calls stating they have won a prize. ACCIDENT – Nicholson Rd., report of vehicle in ditch; no injuries. ACCIDENT – Hwy. 20, report of vehicle off the roadway; non-injury. ACCIDENT – Triangle Rd., report of vehicle slide off. TRAFFIC HAZARD – Davis Lake, re-
|| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4 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 Ione Town Council: 7 p.m. - Clerk’s Office Sacheen Lake Sewer and Water District Board: 7 p.m. - Sacheen Fire Station, Highway 211 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5 Bonner County Planning and Zoning Commission Hearing: 5 p.m.
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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7 Pondoray Shores Water and Sewer District: 9 a.m. - Pend Oreille Public Utility District Office, Newport MONDAY, DECEMBER 9 Pend Oreille County Commissioners: 9 a.m. - Pend Oreille County Courthouse Pend Oreille Fire District No. 2: 10 a.m. - Fire Station 23, 390442 Highway 20, Ione Pend Oreille Fire District No. 6: 6 p.m. - Furport Fire Hall, 7572 LeClerc Road Oldtown City Council: 6:30 p.m. Oldtown City Hall
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port of numerous rocks in roadway. ACCIDENT – LeClerc Rd. N., report of single vehicle roll over with two people trapped inside. THEFT – Tweedie Rd., reported theft of travel trailer that was on property. Saturday, Nov. 30 THEFT – S. 7th Ave., report of theft. THEFT – S. Shore Diamond Lake, reported theft of motor home. BURGLARY – Deer Valley Rd., residential burglary, items reported missing from home. TRAFFIC OFFENSE – W. 1st St., report of ATV pulling people on sled with no helmets in area. TRAFFIC OFFENSE – S. Warren Ave., report of subject riding snowmobile with no helmet in area. ARREST – S. Washington Ave., Newport, Ruben D. Lopez, 46, was arrested on a warrant. BURGLARY – Lake Forest, report of items stolen from residence over the last two weeks. BURGLARY – Lake Forest Loop, report of shed with door open and items missing. BURGLARY – Lake Forest Loop, report of burglary BURGLARY – Lake Forest Loop, report of burglary POSSIBLE DUI – Chrisann Lane, report of vehicle unable to maintain lane travel at erratic speeds. ATTEMPT T LOCATE – W. 7th St., attempt to locate wanted subject in area. WEAPON OFFENSE – Coyote Trail Rd., report of gun shots in area. ELECTRICAL FIRE – Hwy. 41, report that furnace caught on fire. Sunday, Dec. 2 HAZMAT – Hwy. 41, Bonner County requesting NFD for hazmat check. ACCIDENT – Hwy. 20, report of vehicle blocking both lanes. ACCIDENT – Hwy. 31, report of one vehicle rollover non-injury. THREATENING – Hwy. 2, report of roommate threatening to take items that do not belong to him/ her. BURGLARY – Regal Rd., report of items missing from garage. ARREST – W. 5th St., Karmin L. Benham, 45, of Cusick was arrested for driving while license suspended. ARREST – Hwy. 2, Cody D. Gibbs, 20, of Newport was arrested for driving while license suspended. DRUGS – S. Garden Ave., Newport, report of drugs in corrections. THEFT – Deer Valley Rd., reported theft of firewood. WEAPON OFFENSE – Sullivan Lake Rd., report of two shots in area. SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE – Hwy. 2, report of vehicle parked behind fire
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10 Bonner County Commissioners: 8:45 a.m. - Bonner County Administrative Building Port of Pend Oreille Commissioners: 9 a.m. - Usk, 1981 Black Road Pend Oreille County Commissioners: 9 a.m. - Pend Oreille County Courthouse West Bonner Library District Board of Trustees: 9 a.m. - Priest River Library Friends of the Library: Noon Priest River Library Newport School Board: 3:15 p.m. Sadie Halstead Middle School Pend Oreille County Planning Commission Hearings: 6 p.m. Cusick Community Center West Bonner Water and Sewer District: 6:30 p.m. - Oldtown City Hall
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station. VIOLATION OF COURT ORDER – S. Garden Ave., Newport, report that subject in corrections violating court conditions of release. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VERBAL – W. 7th St., report of verbal argument between parties.
WEST BONNER COUNTY Monday, Nov. 25 No reportable incidents. Tuesday, Nov. 26 TRAFFIC VIOLATION – Spirit Lake Cutoff, Spirit Lake, a 41-yearold Spirit Lake man was cited and released for driving without privileges, and no proof of liability insurance, second offense. TRAFFIC VIOLATION – Old Priest River Rd., vehicle fled a traffic stop, in the Oldtown area. The driver then fled on foot, once the vehicle stopped. Wednesday, Nov. 27 No reportable incidents. Thursday, Nov. 28 No reportable incidents. Friday, Nov. 29 ARREST – Stone Road Cutoff, Blanchard, George Donahoo, 47, of Blanchard was arrested for driving without privileges, leaving the scene of an accident and reckless driving. Saturday, Nov. 30 ACCIDENT – Eastside Rd., Priest River HUNTING AND FISHING VIOLATIONS – Eastside Rd., Priest River ARREST – Spirit Valley Lane, Blanchard, Teryn Ann Sizemore, 39, was arrested for resist/obstruct law enforcement officer and Providing false identity to LEO. DRIVING WITHOUT PRIVILEGES – Hwy. 2, Oldtown a 20-year-old man was cited and released for driving without privileges. ACCIDENT – Hwy. 57, Priest River Sunday, Dec. 1 SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – Silver Birch Lane, Oldtown, report of a suspicious person. NON INJURY ACCIDENT – Hwy. 57, Priest River ASSIST OTHER AGENCY – 5th St., Usk, deputy was dispatched to assist Pend Oreille County Sheriff with a K9 sniff. DRIVING WITHOUT PRIVILEGES – Blanchard Cutoff, a 36-year-old Spirit Lake man was cited and released for driving without privileges.
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West Bonner Library Board: 7 p.m. - Priest River Library Metaline Falls Town Council: 7 p.m. - Metaline Falls Town Hall Laclede Water District: 7:30 p.m. Laclede Community Hall WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11 Pend Oreille Cemetery No. 1: 8:15 a.m. - E. 100 Circle Drive, Newport Pend Oreille Conservation District Board: 9:30 a.m. - Newport Post Office Building Pend Oreille County Noxious Weed Control Board: 2 p.m. Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Newport Bonner County Democrats: 6:30-8 p.m. - Panhandle Health, 322 Marion St., Sandpoint Metaline Town Council: 7 p.m. Metaline Town Hall
F. Clayton Mitchell
Luella E. Schilling
F. Clayton Mitchell of Spokane passed away Monday, Nov. 25, at Sacred Heart Medical Center. He was 84. A memorial graveside service will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, at noon at the Newport Cemetery. Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home in Newport is in charge of arrangements.
Luella E. Schilling of Newport passed away Sunday, Dec. 1, at Newport Long Term Care. She was 93 years old. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 1 p.m. at the ShermanKnapp Funeral Home in Newport with interment to follow at the Newport Cemetery. Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home in Newport is in charge of arrangements.
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Qualified candidates will have education/ training equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field, as well as a minimum of two years of practical experience in the area of network management and administration. Such experience must include a working knowledge of local/wide area networks, routing protocols, firewall devices, telecomm and data communications, operating systems and application software packages as well as working knowledge of Microsoft family of server products. An employment application and detailed job description are available at www.popud.org. Please email the application, along with a resume and cover letter, including salary requirements, to: firstname.lastname@example.org; or, mail application materials to P.O. Box 190, Newport WA 99156 Attn: Human Resources. Deadline for submissions is December 13th, 2013. Salary DOQ, excellent benefit package. The District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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AMERICAN BULLDOG Lost from the corner of Lenora and LeClerc in Usk, Washington. Female named Gracie, white with brown spots. Very timid. Has choke chain, no tags, but is microchipped. If you have seen her or find her, please call (208) 929-0984. Our family misses her very much! (44p) 15
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EVERGREENNow ESTATES Renti Manufactured Home Community ng 801 S Spokane Ave., Newport 509-993-4705 • 509-496-9686 3 BEDROOM Mobile between Priest River and Newport. No pets. (208) 448-2290. (41-tf) METALINE FALLS WASHINGTON 1 bedroom apartments. Post Office building. Water, sewer garbage wi-fi included. $415- $455. (208) 610-9220. (41-4) DIAMOND LAKE Waterfront apartment available. One bedroom unit with new carpeting/ flooring. $450 per month; includes electricity, garbage, cable, internet, water, sewer, beach and dock. Call (509) 475-7524. (42-3p)
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NEWPORT MINI-STORAGE (509) 447-0119 Enter at Hwy 41 and 1st Street
Lighted & Secure In-Town Location
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MOBILE HOME for sale. 1978 Barrington mobile home. Dimensions: 14x70 feet, 8x12 extension, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, electric heat, new wood stove, new vinyl windows. $19,500. For questions please call (509) 458-5542. (43-3p) 13B
Northern Pines Real Estate Services 509-447-5922
Kaniksu Village Apartments 1 Bedroom Apartments Income Limits Apply
OFFICE SPACE Washington Street, Newport. 400 square feet with additional storage space of 350 square feet. (208) 660-9271. (26-tf)
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Wills, Trusts, Probate, Medicaid, Business 301 S. Washington Ave., Suite A, Newport, WA (509) 447-3242
CHIROPRACTIC Camas Center Medical & Dental Services Ryan Leisy, DC - (509) 447-7111 1821 N. LeClerc Rd., #1, Cusick, WA 99119
COUNSELING Molly Phillips, LICSW, CMHS, GMHS
Licensed Counselor, Many Insurances Accepted 415 W. Walnut, Newport, WA -- (509) 671-0226
DENTIST Newport Dental Center
James G. Cool, D.M.D. Family Dentistry -- Evening Hours 610 W. 2nd -- (509) 447-3105 • 800-221-9929
Wayne Lemley, D.D.S.
Complete Family Dentistry & Orthodontics 424 N. Warren Ave., Newport -- 447-5960 Toll Free 877-447-5960
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The District is seeking a qualified individual to provide network and computer related support for IT infrastructure. This position is responsible for maintenance and troubleshooting of corporate network devices/telecom facilities as well as end user desktop support. Additional duties may include some hardware and software installation and support.
SEEKING Independent, reliable individuals with desire to impact our community. Applicants must have Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Science degree, any field. Part time and full time positions available in west Bonner County/ Newport area; great wages and benefits. Some driving required. Join our team of highly motivated and outgoing professionals. Email resumes: colet@alliancefs. com or fax Attention: Cole to (208) 263-7515. For more information, check our website at www.alliancefamilyservices.com. (43-3p)
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HEALTH CLINICS Kaniksu Health Services Priest River Medical Clinic
Family Practice, Minor Emergencies Behavioral Health Mon. & Wed., 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tue. & Thu., 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Fri. 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (208) 448-2321
Camas Center Medical & Dental Services 1821 N. LeClerc Rd., #1, Cusick, WA 99119 (509) 447-7111 - (509) 445-1152 fax
MASSAGE THERAPY Harmony Healing Arts Center Gloria Campbell -- 448-2623 47 10th -- Priest River
MASSAGE THERAPY cont. Cedar Mountain Massage Therapy
Lois A. Ernst, Licensed Massage Therapist 322 S. Washington -- Newport -- 447-3898
The Willows - Massage & Bodywork Studio Judy C. Fredrickson, RN, LMP Newport -- (509) 671-7035
OPTOMETRIST Newport Vision Source
Drs. Michael & Cheryl Fenno 205 S. Washington -- 447-2945
PHYSICAL THERAPY Priest River Rehab Services
A Service of Bonner General Hospital Tim Gray, P.T. -- 448-4151 Mon.-Wed.-Fri. - 9-5 • Tues. & Thurs. 9-4
Core Physical Therapy
at Club Energy • Newport Gary Schneider PT • (509) 671-3122 Monday thru Friday By Appointment
PODIATRIST -- FOOT SPECIALIST Douglas K. Monson, D.P.M.
Patients seen at Newport Hospital twice a month 509-926-2848 -- Call for appointments
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OFFICE SPACE NOW AVAILABLE The Cutter Theatre is seeking long-term tenants. Extremely affordable and convenient office spaces. Build your clientele with a presence ini the North County. Better serve your patrons with a local office. Rent includes basic utilities and advertising! Prestigious address in a historical building that is the heart of the community. Multiple successful businesses already long-term tenants. Office space is limited. Details (509) 446-4108. www.cuttertheatre.com. 302 Park Street, Metaline Falls, Washington. (43-3)
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Send your dogs to the Farm to play while you are away!
We are celebrating 10 years of service for Pets and People, Too!
Jake’s Chimney Sweep
Blanchard Inn Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner
Tues. - Thurs. 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Fri. & Sat. 7 a.m. -8 p.m. Sun. 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Hwy 41 & Geaudreau Ln. Blanchard • 208-437-3137 Closed Mondays
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Quality Electrical Services at affordable prices
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• Furnaces • Radiant Heat
Wood Stoves - Gas Stoves - Pellet Stoves & Oil Furnaces Available • We Service All Major Brands • Air Leakage Testing Available
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WINDSHIELDS WHILE-U-WAIT Mon-Fri. 7-5 Sat 8-12
Resident Manager Highway 57 ~ 1 1/2 Miles from Hwy. 2 (208) 448-1273
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THE ANIMAL DOCTOR Dan Herrin D.V.M. (208) 437-2800
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Operating Since 1980 Professional, Experienced, Friendly Service Clean, Inspect, Masonry Repair Licensed and Bonded
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Your Right to Know
Your right to know and be informed of the functions of your government are embodied in public notices. In that self-government charges all citizens to be informed, this newspaper urges every citizen to read and study these notices. We strongly advise those citizens seeking further information to exercise their right of access to public records and public meetings. 2013385 SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR PEND OREILLE COUNTY No. 13-4-00047-8 Probate Notice to Creditors (RCW 11.40.030 Estate of Marjorie May Barton 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: Nov. 20, 2013 /s/ Forrest Wayne Barton Forrest Wayne Barton Personal Representative George R. Guinn 21 Elu Beach Rd. Newport, WA 991569380 Published in The Newport Miner November 20, 27 and December 4, 2013. (42-3)
-------------------------2013387 IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF PEND OREILLE Cause No.: 11-2-002671 Order of Sale Issued: 10/11/13 Sheriff’s Public Notice On Sale of Real Property The Bank of New York Mellon, as Trustee Pursuant to the terms of that certain pooling and servicing agreement dated as of March 1, 1999, Related to Metropolitan Asset Funding, Inc., II, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 1999-A Plaintiff, vs. Ricky H. O’Hair and Deanna R. O’Hair, Husband and Wife; unknown persons in possession or claiming right to possession, Defendant(s). To: Ricky H. O’Hair and Deanna R. O’Hair, Husband and Wife; unknown persons in possession or claiming right of possession: that have any right, title, estate, lien or interest in the real property described in the complaint; The Superior Court of Pend Oreille 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: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: That Portion of the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 10, Township 30 North,
Range 44 East of the Williamette Meridian, Pend Oreille County, Washington, lying Northwesterly of State Rd No.2 (Formally No.6) and commonly known as: 324051 North Highway 2, Newport, WA 99156 The sale of the abovedescribed property is to take place: Time: 10:00 a.m. Date: Friday, January 3,2014 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 $235,294.91 together with interest, costs, and fees, before the sale date. For the exact amount, contact the Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s Office. DATED this 18th day of November 2013. ALAN A. BOTZHEIM. SHERIFF PEND OREILLE COUNTY, WASHINGTON by: /s/ DeLana Lacy DeLana Lacy, Civil Deputy Published in The Newport Miner November 20, 27, December 4, and 11, 2013. (42-4)
_________________ 2013388 IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF PEND OREILLE Cause No.: 11-2-002671 Sheriff’s Notice of Sale to Judgment Debtors The Bank of New York Mellon, as trustee pursuant to the terms of that certain pooling and servicing agreement dated as of March 1, 1999, related to Metropolitan Asset Funding, Inc., II, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 1999-A Plaintiff, vs. Ricky H. O’Hair and Deanna R. O’Hair, Husband and wife; unknown persons in possession or claiming right to possession, Defendant(s). To: Ricky H. O’Hair and Deanna R. O’Hair, husband and wife; unknown persons in possession or claiming right of possession, Judgment Debtor: An Order of Sale has been issued in the above captioned case. The Superior Court of Pend Oreille County has commanded the undersigned Sheriff of Pend Oreille County to sell the property described below to satisfy a judgment in the above-entitled action. WHEREAS, in the above-entitled court on August 19, 2013, Plaintiff, secured a judgment against defendants Ricky H. O’Hair And Deanna R. O’Hair, in the amount of $233,797.70 together with an interest rate of 11.500% per annum per diem from July 12, 2013 through the date of judgment and continuing thereafter until the date of sale. WHEREAS, 39 days elapsed from July 12, 2013 through the entry of judgment on August 19, 2013. Per Diem interest in the amount of $38.39 multiplied by 39 days results in additional interest in the amount of $1,497.21 which when added to the sum of $233, 797.70 results in the total judgment amount of $235,294.91. WHEREAS, the judgment is a foreclosure against parties of a Deed of Trust Mortgage on real estate in Pend Oreille County,
Washington, describes as follows: Legal Description: That portion of the Northwest quarter of the Southeast quarter of Section 10, Township 30 North, Range 44 East of the Williamette Meridian, Pend Oreille County, Washington, lying Northwesterly of State Rd No. 2 (formally No.6) And commonly known as: 324051 North Highway 2, Newport, WA 99156 WHEREAS, on August 19, 2013, the Court ordered that all of the above described property be sold and the proceeds applied to the payment of principal, interest, attorney fees, costs and disbursements and other recovery amounts with interest to the date of the sale of the property. The sale of the abovedescribed property is to take place: Time: 10:00 a.m. Date: Friday, January 3,2014 Place: Pend Oreille County Hall of Justice; Front Door, East Entrance 229 S. Garden Avenue Newport, WA 99156 You may have a right to exempt property from the sale under statutes of this state, including sections 6.13.010, 6.13.030, 6.13.040, 6.15.010, and 6.15.060 of the Revised Code of Washington, in the manner described in those statutes. DATED this 18th day of November, 2013. ALAN A. BOTZHEIM, SHERIFF PEND OREILLE COUNTY, WASHINGTON by: /s/ DeLana Lacy DeLana Lacy, Civil Deputy Published in The Newport Miner November 20, 27, December 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2013. (42-6)
________________ 2013341 LEGAL NOTICE PORT OF PEND OREILLE FINAL BUDGET HEARING The final budget for the Port District for fiscal year 2014 will be discussed at the Commissioners’ meeting on Tuesday, December 10, 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, copies will be available for public inspection. /s/ Kelly J. Driver, Manager Publish in The Newport Miner November 27 and December 4, 2013. (43-2)
-------------------------2013391 PUBLIC NOTICE The Pend Oreille Conservation District Board of Supervisor’s will hold a regular meeting at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at the Conservation District, 121 N. Washington Ave in Newport, WA to adopt a resolution to set the date, time and location of an election to fill a District Supervisor’s expiring term. Published in The Newport Miner November 27 and December 4, 2013, (43-2)
-------------------------2013396 SURPLUS MATERIAL FOR SALE PUBLIC UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 1 OF PEND OREILLE COUNTY The Public Utility District No. 1 of Pend Oreille County has declared the following as no longer necessary, material to, or useful in the operations of the District and, therefore, surplus to the needs of the Public Utility District:
PU B LI C
2008 Polaris Snowmobile 600 RMK 144, Fleet #290, VIN # SN1PK6FS58C355614 2008 Skidoo Snowmobile, Fleet #291, VIN # 2BPSCT8B78V000268 The snowmobiles may be viewed between the hours of 8:00 – 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, by contacting Kevin Fisher, (509) 671-1321. Mi ni mum bi ds are $2,500 for Fleet #290 and $4,000 for Fleet #291. Sealed bids will be received at the PUD offices, 130 N. Washington, PO Box 190, Newport, WA. 99156, or at Box Canyon Dam Visitors Center, 7492 Hwy. 31, PO Box 547, Ione, WA. 99139 until 3:00 p.m., December 13, 2013. Indicate “Sealed Bid” on the outside of the envelope. The bids will be opened December 16, 2013 and awarded at the December 17, 2013, Board meeting. Karen Willner Clerk of the Board Published in The Newport Miner November 27 and December 4, 2013. (43-2)
-------------------------2013403 ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Town of Ione 8th St Lift Station Replacement Project Sealed bids will be received until 2:00:00 pm, Thursday, December 19th, 2013, at the Ione Town Hall, 207 Houghton (P.O. Box 498), Ione, WA, 99139, at which time the bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. This project provides for the replacement of an existing submersible wastewater lift station including new wet well, pumps, controls, pump control panel, connections to existing gravity and force mains and electrical service, and related improvements, all in accordance with the Contract Documents. Each proposal must be submitted on the prescribed form and accompanied by cash, a certified check, cashier’s check, or bid bond, payable to the Town of Ione, in an amount not less than five percent (5%) of the amount bid. The successful bidder will be required to furnish a performance bond and payment bond, each in the full amount of the contract price. The Contractor will be allowed 20 working days to complete the Base Bid work, not including equipment lead times. Contract documents may be examined at the following locations: 1. Ione Town Hall, 207 Houghton, Ione, WA, 99139 2. Century West Engineering, 11707 E Montgomery Dr., Spokane Valley, WA 99206 3. Associated General Contractors, 4935 E. Trent, Spokane, WA 99212 4. Spokane Regional Plan Center, 209 N. Havana, Spokane, WA 99202 5. Associated Builders and Contractors, 12310 E. Mirabeau Pkwy Ste 100, Spokane Valley, WA 99216 Contract documents may be procured from Century West Engineering upon payment of a $35.00 non-refundable plan fee for each set (postage not included). For information regarding the proposed work, contact Bryan Hicks of Century West Engineering at (509) 838-3810. This project is funded in part through the State of Washington. All work performed will be subject to state prevailing wage rates. Award of the construction contract is contingent upon approval by the funding agency. The town shall have the right to reject any or all bids not accompanied by bid security or data required by the bidding
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document or a bid in any way incomplete or irregular. The Town of Ione is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise firms are encouraged to submit bids. /s/ Sandy Hutchinson Sandy Hutchinson Town Clerk-Treasurer Published in The Newport Miner November 27 and December 4, 2013. (43-2)
-------------------------2013381 HEARING NOTICE The Pend Oreille County Commissioners set a hearing for 11:30am, December 17, 2013, for the purpose of 2013 Budget Supplemental Appropriations, setting the 2014 property tax levy for the County General Fund and Road District Fund, and to finalize the 2014 Budget. These will take place in their meeting room, 625 W. 4th, Newport. If you require any reasonable accommodation to participate in the meeting, contact Clerk of the Board, 509-447-4119, at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. Published in The Newport Miner December 4 and 11, 2013. (44-2)
-------------------------2013393 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE SALE File No.: 7042.10509 Grantors: Northwest Trustee Services, Inc. Green Tree Servicing LLC Grantee: Richard D. Jardin, an unmarried man Ref to DOT Auditor File No.: 20070291942 Tax Parcel I D N o . : 453127438002/17121 Abbreviated Legal: PTN SE 1/4 27-31-45 Pend Oreille County, WA Notice of Trustee’s Sale Pursuant to the Revised Code of Washington 61.24, et seq. THIS NOTICE IS THE FINAL STEP BEFORE THE FORECLOSURE SALE OF YOUR HOME You have only 20 DAYS from the recording date of this notice to pursue mediation. DO NOT DELAY. CONTACT A HOUSING COUNSELOR OR AN ATTORNEY LICENSED IN WASHINGTON NOW to assess your situation and refer you to mediation if you are eligible and it may help you save your home. See below for safe sources of help. SEEKING ASSISTANCE Housing counselors and legal assistance may be available at little or no cost to you. If you would like assistance in determining your rights and opportunities to keep your house, you may contact the following: The statewide foreclosure hotline for assistance and referral to housing counselors recommended by the Housing Finance Commission Telephone: Toll-free: 1-877-894-HOME (1-877-894-4663). Web site: http://www.dfi.wa.gov/ consumers/homeownership/post_purchase_counselors_foreclosure.htm The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development Telephone: Toll-free: 1-800-569-4287. Web site: http://www.hud. gov/offices/hsg/sfh/hcc/fc/ index.cfm?webListAction= search&searchstate=WA& filterSvc=dfc The statewide civil legal aid hotline for assistance and referrals to other housing counselors and attorneys Telephone: Toll-free: 1-800-606-4819. Web site: http://nwjustice. org/what-clear. I. On January 3, 2014, at 10:00 AM. inside the main lobby of the Hall of Justice, 229 South Garden Avenue in the City of Newport, State of Washington, the undersigned Trustee (subject to any conditions imposed by the Trustee) will sell at public auction to the highest and
best bidder, payable at time of sale, the following described real property “Property”, situated in the County(ies) of PEND OREILLE, State of Washington: That portion of the Southeast 1/4 of Section 27, Township 31 North, Range 45 East of the Willamette Meridian lying South of the Highway #6 and North of the Right of Way of the Burlington Northern Railroad and West of the County Road (Scotta Road - AKA Womack Lane). Except thereform those parcels conveyed to Pend Oreille County, WA by deeds recorded under Auditor’s File No. 236645 and 236652 Commonly known as: 51 Womack Lane Newport, WA 99156 which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated 02/15/07, recorded on 04/09/07, under Auditor’s File No. 20070291942, records of PEND OREILLE County, Washington, from Richard D. Jardin, an unmarried man, as Grantor, to PRLAP, Inc., as Trustee, to secure an obligation “Obligation” in favor of Bank of America N.A., as Beneficiary, the beneficial interest in which was assigned by Bank of America N.A. to Green Tree Servicing LLC, under an Assignment/Successive Assignments recorded under A u d i t o r ’s F i l e N o . 20120313498. *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 08/26/2013 Monthly Payments $7,945.68 Late Charges $0.00 Lender’s Fees & Costs $29.17 Total Arrearage $7,974.85 Trustee’s Expenses (Itemization) Trustee’s Fee $1,000.00 Title Report $470.21 Statutory Mailings $21.08 Recording Costs $15.00 Postings $70.00 Sale Costs $0.00 Total Costs $1,576.29 To t a l A m o u n t D u e : $9,551.14 IV. The sum owing on the Obligation is: Principal Balance of $86,833.52, together with interest as provided in the note or other instrument evidencing the Obligation from 08/01/12, 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 January 3, 2014. 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 12/23/13 (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 12/23/13 (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 12/23/13 (11 days
before the sale date), and before the sale by the Borrower, Grantor, any Guarantor or the holder of any recorded 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 Richard Jardin aka Ricahrd D. Jardin 51 Womack Lane Newport, WA 99156 Richard Jardin aka Ricahrd D. Jardin 6023 Pebble Court Springfield, OR 97478 Unknown Spouse and/or Domestic Partner of Richard Jardin aka Ricahrd D. Jardin 51 Womack Lane Newport, WA 99156 Unknown Spouse and/or Domestic Partner of Richard Jardin aka Ricahrd D. Jardin 6023 Pebble Court Springfield, OR 97478 by both first class and certified mail, return receipt requested on 07/24/13, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and on 07/24/13 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 www.northwesttrustee.com and are incorporated by this reference. You may also access sale status at www.northwesttrustee.com and www. USA-Foreclosure.com. EFFECTIVE: 08/26/2013 Date Executed: Northwest Trustee Services, Inc., Trustee Authorized Signature P.O. BOX 997 Bellevue, WA 98009-0997 Contact: Nanci Lambert (425) 586-1900. (TS# 7042.10509) 1002.253669-File No. Published in The Newport Miner December 4 and 25, 2013. (44,47)
------------------------2013394 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE SALE File No.: 7303.21406 Grantors: Northwest Trustee Services, Inc. Nationstar Mortgage LLC Grantee:
Isaac W. Oxford, presumptively subject to the community interest of his wife, Jessica A. Oxford Ref to DOT Auditor File No.: 20050281216 Tax Parcel ID No.: 463118540002 Abbreviated Legal: LOT 2, BLOCK 1 OF JACKSON’S ADDITION TO NEWPORT Notice of Trustee’s Sale Pursuant to the Revised Code of Washington 61.24, et seq. I. On January 3, 2014, at 10:00 AM inside the main lobby of the Hall of Justice, 229 South Garden Avenue in the City of Newport, State of Washington, the undersigned Trustee (subject to any conditions imposed by the Trustee) will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable at time of sale, the following described real property “Property”, situated in the County(ies) of Pend Oreille, State of Washington: Lot 2 in block 1 of Jackson’s addition to Newport, plat book 2, page 105, records of the auditor of Pend Oreille County, WA. Commonly known as: 701 / 703 North Willow Lane Newport, WA 99156 which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated 05/19/05, recorded on 05/26/05, under Auditor’s File No. 20050281216, records of Pend Oreille County, Washington, from Isaac W Oxford and Jessica A Oxford, husband and wife, as Grantor, to The Land Title Company, as Trustee, to secure an obligation “Obligation” in favor of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. solely as nominee for Lehman Brothers Bank, FSB, a Federal Savings Bank, as Beneficiary, the beneficial interest in which was assigned by Nationstar Mortgage LLC as attorney in fact for Aurora Bank FSB to Nationstar Mortgage LLC, under an Assignment/ Successive Assignments recorded under Auditor’s File No. 20120313242. *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 9/26/2013 Monthly Payments $26,403.74 Late Charges $1,119.80 Lender’s Fees & Costs $2,061.19 Total Arrearage $29,584.73 Trustee’s Expenses (Itemization) Trustee’s Fee $506.25 Title Report $0.00 Statutory Mailings $84.32 Recording Costs $0.00 Postings $140.00 Sale Costs $0.00 Total Costs $730.57 Total Amount Due: $30,315.30 Other known defaults as follows: IV. The sum owing on the Obligation is: Principal Balance of $134,022.68, together with interest as provided in the note or other instrument evidencing the Obligation from 11/01/11, 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 January 3, 2014. The default(s) referred to in paragraph III, together with any subsequent payments, CONTINUED ON 10B
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POC | Commissioner Manus is an advocate of opening WATV travel FROM PAGE 4A
by Governor Jay Inslee on July 3, saying the problem lies with the restrictive laws concerning WATV travel. In July, the state of Washington allowed WATVs on all county roads with a speed limit less than 35 mph and Pend Oreille County followed this with an ordinance of its own allowing WATV travel on county roads with speed limits of 55 mph or less, as long as they are connect-
ing to another road or trail. Temporary licenses can be purchased through the local Department of Transportation office. Pend Oreille County Auditor Marianne Nichols said she has received many calls about registering WATVs and permanent registrations should be available by March 2014 Pend Oreille County Commissioner Mike Manus has been an advocate of opening WATV travel in Pend Oreille County and helped with the county ordi-
nance allowing WATV travel. “If you open up some places for people to ride, then the likelihood of people going out and tearing up places that they shouldn’t, is minimized,” Manus said. Pend Oreille County Sheriff Alan Botzheim is also an advocate of the new law. “We have shown in Pend Oreille County and in Idaho that this can be done safely,” Botzheim said. “This is already an ATV friendly area. It’s com-
|| CONTINUED FROM 9B late charges, advances costs and fees thereafter due, must be cured by 12/23/13 (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 12/23/13 (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 12/23/13 (11 days before the sale date), and before the sale by the Borrower, Grantor, any Guarantor or the holder of any recorded 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 Isaac Oxford 701 North Willow Lane
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Newport, WA 99156 Isaac Oxford 332841 Highway 2 Newport, WA 99156 Jessica Oxford AKA Jessica Miller 703 North Willow Lane Newport, WA 99156 Jessica Oxford AKA Jessica Miller 332841 Highway 2 Newport, WA 99156 Isaac Oxford 703 North Willow Lane Newport, WA 99156 Jessica Oxford AKA Jessica Miller 701 North Willow Lane Newport, WA 99156 Jessica Oxford AKA Jessica Miller 5603 East Parkwater Spokane, WA 99212 Isaac Oxford 5603 East Parkwater Spokane, WA 99212 Unknown Spouse and/or Domestic Partner of Isaac Oxford 701 North Willow Lane Newport, WA 99156 Unknown Spouse and/or Domestic Partner of Isaac Oxford 703 North Willow Lane Newport, WA 99156 Unknown Spouse and/or Domestic Partner of Isaac Oxford 332841 Highway 2 Newport, WA 99156 Unknown Spouse and/or Domestic Partner of Isaac Oxford 5603 East Parkwater Spokane, WA 99212 Unknown Spouse and/or Domestic Partner of Jessica Oxford AKA Jessica Mille 701 North Willow Lane Newport, WA 99156 Unknown Spouse and/or Domestic Partner of Jessica Oxford AKA Jessica Mille 703 North Willow Lane Newport, WA 99156 Unknown Spouse and/or Domestic Partner of Jessica Oxford AKA Jessica Mille 332841 Highway 2 Newport, WA 99156 Unknown Spouse and/or Domestic Partner of Jessica Oxford AKA Jessica Mille 5603 East Parkwater Spokane, WA 99212 by both first class and certified mail, return receipt requested on 06/17/13, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and on 06/14/13 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 tenant-occupied 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 www.northwesttrustee.com and are incorporated by this reference. You may also access sale status at www.northwesttrustee.com and www. USA-Foreclosure.com. EFFECTIVE: 9/26/2013 Date Executed: Northwest Trustee Services, Inc., Trustee Authorized Signature P.O. BOX 997 Bellevue, WA 98009-0997 Contact: Kathy Taggart (425) 5861900. (TS# 7303.21406) 1002.251320-File No. Published in The Newport Miner December 4 and 25, 2013. (44, 47)
-------------------------2013395 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE SALE File No.: 7021.14082 Grantors: Northwest Trustee Services, Inc. Bank of America, N.A. Grantee: Jeffrey E. Slippy, an unmarried man Ref to DOT Auditor File No.: 2008-0297362 Tax Parcel ID No.: 453234 56 9015/18370 Abbreviated Legal: LOT 15 BLK 1 SUNNYSIDE MEADOWS Notice of Trustee’s Sale Pursuant to the Revised Code of Washington 61.24, et seq. THIS NOTICE IS THE FINAL STEP BEFORE THE FORECLOSURE SALE OF YOUR HOME You have only 20 DAYS from the recording date of this notice to pursue mediation. DO NOT DELAY. CONTACT A HOUSING COUNSELOR OR AN ATTORNEY LICENSED IN WASHINGTON NOW to assess your situation and refer you to mediation if you are eligible and it may help you save your home. See below for safe sources of help. SEEKING ASSISTANCE Housing counselors and legal assistance may be available at little or no cost to you. If you would like assistance in determining your rights and opportunities to keep your house, you may contact the following: The statewide foreclosure hotline for assistance and referral to housing counselors recommended by the Housing Finance
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Commission Telephone: Toll-free: 1-877-894-HOME (1-877-894-4663). Web site: http://www.dfi.wa.gov/ consumers/homeownership/post_purchase_counselors_foreclosure.htm The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development Telephone: Toll-free: 1-800-569-4287. Web site: http://www.hud. gov/offices/hsg/sfh/hcc/ fc/index.cfm?webListAc tion=search&searchstat e=WA&filterSvc=dfc The statewide civil legal aid hotline for assistance and referrals to other housing counselors and attorneys Telephone: Toll-free: 1-800606-4819. Web site: http:// nwjustice.org/what-clear. I. On January 3, 2014, at 10:00 AM. inside the main lobby of the Hall of Justice, 229 South Garden Avenue in the City of Newport, State of Washington, the undersigned Trustee (subject to any conditions imposed by the Trustee) will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable at time of sale, the following described real property “Property”, situated in the County(ies) of PEND OREILLE, State of Washington: Lot 15, in Block 1 of Sunnyside Meadows, Plat Book 3, Page 134, Records of the Auditor of Pend Oreille County, Washington. Commonly known as: 342 Sunnyside Drive Newport, WA 99156 which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated 05/08/08, recorded on 05/13/08, under Auditor’s File No. 2008-0297362, records of PEND OREILLE County, Washington, from Jeffrey E. Slippy, an unmarried man, as Grantor, to Land Title Company of Pend Oreille County, as Trustee, to secure an obligation “Obligation” in favor of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. solely as nominee for Sierra Pacific Mortgage Company, Inc., its successors and assigns, as Beneficiary, the beneficial interest in which was assigned by Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. to Bank of America, N.A., successor by merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP fka Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, LP, under an Assignment/ Successive Assignments recorded under Auditor’s File No. 20110308644. *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 8/28/2013 Monthly Payments $28,610.88 Late Charges $1,186.20 Total Arrearage $29,797.08 Trustee’s Expenses (Itemization) Trustee’s Fee $666.67 Sale
monplace.” Spokane County Commissioner Todd Mielke said at their regular meeting in October that the state exempted liability for them but did not extend the exemption to the local governments. However, President of the Eastern Washington ATV Association Bob Cahill said to the Spokane County Commissioners that the law creates legal riding opportunities closer to home and that ATV riding stimulates local
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economies. Spokane County Commissioner Shelly O’Quinn said riding WATVs is common in rural areas and that areas around Spokane could benefit from opening the roads to WATV travel. Manus agrees and said allowing WATV recreation is a small part of revitalizing the local economy. “It is a smaller part, but it’s a piece of it,” Manus said. “I think very positively the county is going in the right direction.”
Elk craft bazaar, party, tree lighting set for Dec. 7 ELK – The annual craft bazaar will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Elk VFW Post. If you are interested in being a vendor, call 509-292-8250. Booths cost $10. The same day, Elk Community Park will be hosting its annual Kid’s Craft Party, also at the VFW Post. There will be crafts and ornaments for the youngsters to make and a free hot dog lunch.
Costs $53.80 Total Costs $720.47 Total Amount Due: $30,517.55 Other known defaults as follows: IV. The sum owing on the Obligation is: Principal Balance of $156,166.21, together with interest as provided in the note or other instrument evidencing the Obligation from 05/01/12, 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 January 3, 2014. 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 12/23/13 (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 12/23/13 (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 12/23/13 (11 days before the sale date), and before the sale by the Borrower, Grantor, any Guarantor or the holder of any recorded 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 Jeffrey E. Slippy 342 Sunnyside Drive Newport, WA 99156 Unknown Spouse and/or Domestic Partner of Jeffrey E. Slippy 342 Sunnyside Drive Newport, WA 99156 by both first class and certified mail, return receipt requested on 11/13/12, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and on 11/13/12 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 tenant-occupied 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 www.northwesttrustee.com and are incorporated by this reference. You may also access sale status at www.northwesttrustee.com and www. USA-Foreclosure.com. EFFECTIVE: 8/28/2013 Date Executed: Northwest Trustee Services, Inc., Trustee Authorized Signature P.O. BOX 997 Bellevue, WA 98009-0997 Contact: Breanon Miller (425) 5861900. (TS# 7021.14082) 1002.233512-File No. Published in The Newport Miner December 4 and 25, 2013. (44, 47)
-------------------------2013404 TOWN OF IONE PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be held by the Ione Town Council at the Ione Council Chambers, 112 Central Avenue, Ione, Washington 99139, at 7:15 p.m., Wednesday, December 18, 2013. The purpose of the hearing is to adopt Ordinance 569 the 2014 Budget. /s/ Sandy Hutchinson Sandy Hutchinson, Clerk Published in The Newport Miner December 4 and 11, 2013. (44-2)
-------------------------2013405 PUBLIC NOTICE Pend Oreille Cemetery District #1 The Board of Commissioners will meet December 11, 2013 at the Pend Oreille County meeting room at E. 100 Circle Drive in Newport, WA at 8:15 am for presentation of the following: 2014 Final Budget – Resolution 2013-001 Levy Certification – Resolution 2013-002 Ordinance/ResolutionResolution 2013-003 The board will adopt the above items at that time, after taking into consideration any objections that may be raised. /s/ Bonnie Carstens, Secretary Cemetery District #1 Board of Commissioners Published in The New-
port Miner December 4 and 11, 2013. (44-2)
-------------------------2013406 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING The Newport Planning Commission will be holding a meeting on December 16, 2013 to review and make a recommendation to the Newport City Council on potential amendments to the City of Newport’s Development Regulations including clarification of the provisions governing temporary and seasonal uses and new provisions to govern marijuana facilities in accordance with state laws and regulations. The meeting will be held in City Council Chambers, 200 S. Washington, Newport, WA at 5 p.m. Anyone interested in reviewing the documents can do so between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-F at Newport City Hall. Contact Person Robert “Bubba” Hedricks Newport Building Department Published in the Newport Miner on December 4 and 11, 2013. (44-2)
-------------------------2013407 NOTICE OF TOWN COUNCIL MEETING Date Change The Town of Cusick, Pend Oreille County, Washington, Town Council hereby provides this notice that they have moved their regular Town Council meeting date to December 16th, 2013, 7:00 p.m. in the Cusick Community Center. The purpose of this meeting is for regularly scheduled December council business. /S/ Charlotte Yergens Charlotte Yergens, Town Clerk/Treasuer Published in The Newport Miner December 4, 2013. (44)
-------------------------2013408 NOTICE OF APPLICATION Pursuant to County Development Regulations, notice is hereby given that Pend Oreille County did on November 22, 2013, receive a complete SEPA Checklist, Joint Aquatic Resources Permit Application, Site Plans, and a Cultural Resource Report from Pend Oreille PUD #1, and did on December 02, 2013 issue a Determination of Completeness for a Cold Water Intake and Dam Maintenance/ Repair project on Sullivan Lake. (FILE NO. SCUP-13-002/ SSDP-13-019), Location: Within Sect. 31, T39N, R44E WM, Sullivan Lake Dam, Metaline Falls, WA 99153. An Environmental Checklist under the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) was prepared by the applicant on November 21, 2013. Any person desiring to express their views or to be notified of the action taken on this application should contact the Pend Oreille County Community Development Department. The submitted application and related file documents
may be examined by the public between 8:00 AM & 4:30 PM at the Pend Oreille County Courthouse, Lower Level, 625 West 4th, Newport, WA 99156, (509) 447-4821 and viewed at www.pendoreilleco.org. Contact: Todd McLaughlin, Community Dev. Natural Resource Planner. Written comments from the public may be submitted to Pend Oreille County no later than December 19, 2013. Required Permits: Hydraulic Project Approval (WDFW), Shoreline Conditional Use Permit (Pend Oreille County), Shoreline Substantial Development Permit (Pend Oreille County), Federal Authorization (Army Corps). Other authorizations may be required based on further review. Dated: December 02, 2013 Published in The Newport Miner December 4 and 11, 2013. (44-2)
-------------------------2013409 IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF PEND OREILLE No. 13-4-00040-1 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF GENEVA M. REED, Deceased. The Personal Representative named below has been appointed as Personal Representative of this Estate. Any person having a claim against the Decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the Personal Representative or the Personal Representative’s Attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the Court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the latter of: (1) Thirty (30) days after the Personal Representative served or mailed the Notice to the Creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(1)(c); or (2) Four (4) months after the date of first publication of the Notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the Decedent’s probate and non-probate assets. Personal Representative: Kristy I. Haynes Attorney for Personal Representative: Chris A. Montgomery, WSBA #12377 Montgomery Law Firm Address for Mailing or Service: 344 East Birch Avenue P.O. Box 269 Colville, Washington 99114-0269 Published in The Newport Miner December 4, 11 and 14, 2013. (44-3)