May 29, Community News Briefs

School plans summer sessions

COULEE DAM – Lake Roosevelt High School, 500 Civic Way, plans summer school in June and July.

The first session begins June 13 and ends July 3. Classes go from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tuition will be charged. Enrollment is limited to 30 students.

Online and text-based courses are planned for credit retrieval and academic enhancement.

The second session, which is free, runs from July 15 to Aug. 1, and is limited to 15 students.

It also includes project-based, online and text-based courses for credit retrieval and academic enhancement.

Applications are available from Kathy Proctor in the school office.

Lost 1963 class members sought

OMAK — The Omak High School class of 1963 is planning its 50th class reunion Sept. 13-14.

“We have been able to contact most of our classmates, however, we do have some who are lost or misplaced,” class member Karen (Reinke) Kennedy said.

Those missing are Fern Graybeal, Lyla Keifer, Paula Lafferty, Tim Kerr, Sandi LaFleur, Jim Vance, Judy Wright, Alex Ward, Melvin Houtz, Jerry Utke, Yvonne Witherall, Esther Goff, Pat Nash and Laurel Beer.

She asked that anyone knowing how to contact any of them contact her 509-422-1823 or P.O. Box 1815, Okanogan, or Linda James Harris at 509-422-1948 or P.O. Box 266, Omak.

Eighth-grader wins state essay contest

BRIDGEPORT – Eighth-grader ShayLee Polvos has won first place in the Washington State Law Enforcement Association’s essay contest.

Association Chairman Pete Sirois, Omak, said he presented the award to Polvos on May 20 during a Bridgeport Middle School assembly.

She won a total of $700 for placing first in the organization’s Region 4 and first in state.

The contest theme was “Why I will say no to alcohol and drugs.”

She is the daughter of Bennie and Yavonne Polvos.

State shooters convene in Okanogan

OKANOGAN — The first-ever Washington State 4-H Shooting Sports Leader Training was May 3-4 at the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office shooting range.

Okanogan County 4-H hosted the event, which drew 34 leaders, from Chelan, Kittitas, Yakima, Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan, and Lewis. Nationally certified instructors provided training in rifle, archery and pistol.

State certification requires 4-H leaders age 21 and older and assistant instructors 18 years and older to complete a minimum of eight hours of Extension-approved and sanctioned instructor training in each discipline.

The shooting sports program teaches safety, knowledge, responsibility and recreational value of the shooting sports.

Summer 4-H teen conference planned

REPUBLIC — The Washington State University Ferry County Extension office is hosting a summer 4-H teen conference focusing on the theme “Picture This.”

The three-day program features educational workshops, national speakers, college and career information, and recreation. Teenagers will stay in dorms on the Washington State University campus in Pullman, learn about college life and meet others from across the state.

The conference is open to all youth entering eighth- through 12th-grades. Registration is open through June 10 for teens and chaperones.

An adult coordinator and chaperones are also needed to help transport and attend.

Rental program waiting list will close

OKANOGAN – Waiting lists for the Section 8 rental assistance program, administered by the Housing Authority of Okanogan County, will close June 14.

The deadline to apply is 4 p.m. that day, authority Manager Claudia Clausnitzer said.

Closure comes because the Housing Choice Voucher and Five-Year MainStream programs have waits longer than 24 months.

The waiting list for the homeless families program will remain open.

Applications are available from the housing authority office, 110 Oak St.

Reservation food distribution dates set

NESPELEM — Food items from Northwest Harvest and Second Harvest will be distributed on the Colville Indian Reservation during June.

Distribution dates and locations are:

• June 25-27 - 10:30 a.m., Nespelem Food Center, Lake Street in the CFS Building.

• June 25 - 1 p.m., Keller Community Center, 11664 state Highway 21 S.

• June 26 - 10 a.m., Omak Community Center, 601 Benton St.

• June 27 - 10 a.m., Inchelium Community Center, 9 Hornet Lane.

Twisp church gets new minister

TWISP — The Rev. Jeff Palmberg, formerly of Mercer Island, is the new pastor at Community Covenant Church, 1119 S. Methow Valley Highway.

He succeeds Gregg Oliver, who retired last October.

Palmberg and his wife, Tami, moved to the valley in April. He has a son attending college in Chicago and a daughter who is a senior at Mercer Island High School.

He previously worked in Connecticut and Michigan.

Okanogan class of 1948 reunites June 1

OKANOGAN — Okanogan High School’s class of 1948 plans a class reunion during Okanogan Days.

The reunion will begin May 31 at The Club, 125 Pine St., for dinner. On Saturday, June 1, the class will eat at the Kiwanis breakfast; dinner will be at the Grange Hall.

The Grange Hall, 305 Tyee St., will be open Saturday afternoon for people to gather and visit, look at annuals, etc. Friends of the class are invited to join class members at the Grange Hall in the afternoon. Sunday morning classmates will have breakfast at Carolyn Clayton’s home.

Library book sale planned in Tonasket

TONASKET — The Tonasket Library is preparing for its semi-annual book sale, which will be the week of the Founders’ Day celebration.

The library, 209 S. Whitcomb Ave., is accepting donations of books in good condition. They need to be delivered to the library by Friday, May 24.

The book sale will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 30-31.

Omak student will show Angus cattle

OMAK — Cory Predoehl will exhibit Angus cattle at the 2013 Northwest Regional Preview Junior Angus Show June 19-21 in Prineville, Ore.

Predoehl, a freshman at Omak High School, is a junior member of the American Angus Association and one of 44 young Angus breeders from three states who have entered a total of 106 head in the event.

Omak names students of the month

OMAK – Senior Robert Buchman and junior Kennedy Duck were named students of the month by the Omak High School associated student body and Omak Elks Lodge.

They were selected based on character, leadership, service, citizenship and academics.

Used book sale set

OMAK — The annual Omak Public Library used book sale will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 15.

Books, DVDs and CDs will be offered. The price goes to $1 a bag during the last hour.

The sale will be outside the library, 30 S. Ash St.

—The Chronicle

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