- Written by Chief Rick Johnson, EWPD
EAST WENATCHEE, WA – At 8:14am, the East Wenatchee Police Department received a call that a 13 year old, male, Eastmont Junior High School student had posted a video containing a firearm on social media, the previous day, and then posted an alarming comment on his initial post. A second comment was then made indicating that he wasn’t serious in his first comment.
East Wenatchee Police Officers responded immediately to the student’s home and made contact with the student and then his parents. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the call and responded to Eastmont Junior High School. The student was located without incident. The East Wenatchee Police Department is working with the Eastmont School District and no criminal charges were filed at this time.
- Written by Gregory Kennedy
Local real estate man Russ McClellan has amassed a collection of podcasts on YouTube that cover a wide range of subjects from real estate to general wisdom.
Take a look and listen at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC-h8-6txrD7rZ9VWi2iH3Q/videos
- Written by Herb Sargo
BUCKNER HOMESTEAD HERITAGE FOUNDATION
2021 ANNUAL MEETING
Topic: BHHF ANNUAL MEETING
Time: May 10, 2021 06:45 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 750 9410 0391
6:45 - Access to meeting begins
7:00 - Meeting is called to order
This will be a very brief meeting, 10-15 minutes, with only two items on the agenda, pre-filed motions, and limited discussion. Many members, especially those in Stehekin, have limited broadband; and a brief meeting may allow more to participate. If you are concerned about broadband usage, you should wait until close to 7 PM to access the meeting.
Election of Officers and Board Members
Adoption of 2021 Budget
I. Call to Order by the President 7 PM
II. Election of Board Members and Officers
(Moved by Cinda Gilbert, seconded by JoAnne Reiter)
Elect Foundation Officers to one-year Terms
· Herb Sargo - President
· Christy Libbey - Treasurer
· Laura Reiter - Secretary
(Moved by Danita Breeze, seconded by Adrienne Carpenter)
Elect acting board members to completion of those terms
Board members Christy Libbey, for one year remaining on three-year term, and
Board Members for two years remaining on 3-year terms
· Brun Garfoot - Greater Lake Chelan Representative A
· Laura Reiter - Greater Lake Chelan Representative B
· Jim Trappe - Position #8
(Moved by JoAnn Reiter, seconded by Christine Sargo)
Re-elect Board Members whose three-year terms are expiring
· Dick Bingham - Stehekin Community Representative A
· Bob Nielsen - Stehekin Representative B
· Doug England - Apple Industry Representative
With the above actions, the Foundation Board will be fully elected, with staggered terms on track.
(Moved by Christy Libbey, seconded by Laura Reiter)
Approve the 2021 Annual Budget as presented (Attached)
The attached PDF is two pages, so scroll down to the second page for the current budget status and the breakout of funds budgeted for projects. The draft revenues and expenditures are in the green column to the right in the document. The current budget status is there, as well.
Please address all questions regarding the elections and the budget to this e-mail address prior to the meeting.
See you Monday, with the hope that a year from now we will be meeting in-person, greeting and getting to know each other, as well as having a greater opportunity to discuss the Buckner Orchard and our work there.
Visit our web site: bucknerhomestead.org
- Written by Norm Manly, Post Service Officer
The 101st Manson Apple Blossom Festival is set for the second weekend in May, the 7th and 8th, just two weeks away. Visit www.moretomanson to find accommodations and other useful information. Town will fill up for this event. This is a great weekend to visit Manson with spring in full bloom.Manson Apple Blossom Schedule of events:
FRIDAY – May 7
Crowning of Apple Blossom Royalty starts at 6:00 pm at North Shore Bible Church. We will crown the 2020 and 2021 Royalty. The event is outside under a tent. The Manson High School Jazz Band will play music. A box dinner is available. https://fb.me/e/3oUYDMZVT
SATURDAY – May 8
The Manson Apple Blossom Pancake Breakfast is a great way to start your morning. Pancakes, eggs, ham, coffee and juice will be served at North Shore Bible Church from 6:30 to 10. https://fb.me/e/1vnPOUDpj
The Manson Apple Blossom Quilt Show will be held inside the North Shore Bible Church’s gym starting at 7:00 am and ends at 2:00. We ask you to wear a mask and practice social distancing at the event. Entry fee is $3.00 or just show your Apple Blossom button. https://fb.me/e/F3WHV96Z
The Manson Apple Blossom 5K/2K Fun Run. You can pre-register online for $20 or 7:30 am race day for $25. Race gets underway at 8:30 in front of the Manson Business Center. https://fb.me/e/3t4tExWUN
Manson Apple Blossom Parade. Listen for the Manson Fire station siren at 11:00 am that signifies the Apple Blossom Parade is getting underway. The American Legion and VFW will lead the parade followed by our first responders; be sure to give them a big hand! Parade starts at the Lake Chelan Building Supply and ends at Manson Bay Park. Get there early and stake out your seat. Be sure to stay in town after the parade and enjoy our many businesses. https://fb.me/e/1Dgct5Bjc
- Written by Rep. Dan Newhouse, Member of Congress
I am proud to announce the start of the annual Central Washington Congressional Art Competition!
This is an excellent opportunity to recognize young artists across the nation, and I encourage every high school student in our district with an interest in painting, sketching, photography, or a variety of other art techniques to enter. Year after year, I am impressed by the talents of Central Washington’s young people, and I know this year will be the same.
All entries must be submitted to one of my District offices by April 30.
The winning entry will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year, and the runner up pieces will hang in each of my district offices.
If you know a high school student in Washington’s 4th Congressional District who may be interested, I encourage you to share this opportunity with them. Please feel free to reach out to my office for more details at (202) 225-5816.
Find more rules, regulations, and how to submit your artwork to the Central Washington Congressional Art Competition on my website.
- Written by Cheryl Nelson, Member Services Director, CWHBA
Grab your clubs and spend a day on the course during this FUN MEMBER OUTING. It's a wonderful opportunity for members to get together for a little friendly competition, promote your company’s products & services, and build new relationships.
Central Washington Home Builders Golf Classic
Thursday, April 29, 2021 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM PST
Bear Mountain Ranch Golf Course
1050 Bear Mountain Ranch Rd
Chelan, WA 98816
Thursday, April 29th
9am - shotgun start followed by lunch and awards.
Team & Single player cost includes: Greens Fee | Cart Rental | Pre-game Snacks | Boxed Lunch & Drink Ticket
$25 CADDY PACK per person
Caddy Pack includes: mulligan | chipping contest card | sponsor goodies
- Written by Herb Sargo
Like Herb, it’s easy for me to reflect on my time at the Buckner Ranch. Harry’s youngest daughter, Bucky, was a student at WSU at Pullman, and in 1947 Harry wrote to her to recruit 5 or 6 of her college chums to thin the heavy crop set of apples. My older sister agreed to come and asked if her little brother Jimmy could also come. I was 15, and Harry’s nephew, Bud Gills, also 15, was coming as well. Harry thought it would work well for us two boys to defend ourselves from all those college girls.
We boys stayed in the loft of the new shop by the Buzzard cabin. We all had a great time thinning apples and enjoying weekends exploring, swimming, goofing off, pestering the girls, and helping Herbie’s Dad build their new house down by the river. Bucky took us all to climb Mt. McGregor. I was a city boy (Spokane) and I loved it all.
We were done thinning apples in early July, so we all prepared to leave. But I asked Harry if I could stay the rest of summer and work for room and board. That was fine for him, his wife Olive and my folks. My jobs were to keep the firewood boxes filled, milk the two cows, (Yes, Harry taught me how, including how to aim a teat to squirt a stream of milk to the barn cats who lapped it out of the air), turn the cows out pasture and bring them in for evening milking and feeding them some hay, helping Herb’s dad Tony to cut, haul and split firewood, take the red ford truck(now retired and siting in front of the house) to Maxwell’s hay field and load the cut hay to take back to the farm, and all kinds of other chores. Harry worked me hard, I thought too hard for just room and board, but a deal’s a deal and it was my idea, so I couldn’t complain. He and Olive were my “summer parents” and treated me so well!
Came the time to go back to Spokane for school (I had turned 16), I awaited Harry in the living room, packed and ready to be taken to the boat. Harry handed me a piece of paper: a check for $500!!!! I was puzzled, and he said “Well, Jim I intended to pay you and you've worked hard, but I didn’t tell you because you might go to the landing on weekends and splurge it all on Beryl’s hamburgers and Washington Nut pie. Instead, I want you to put it in the bank for college.” I was speechless! That was a fortune in 1946.
I worked all the next summer for Harry, Olive had died, so there was just the two of us in the house. Once in a while Herb’s parents,Tony and Irene, would visit friends for dinner, so I would toddler-sit little Herbie and his littler brother Chris.
While attending the University of Washington, I would often visit the Buckner Ranch during winter vacation. Summers working trail crew or recreation guard at Stehekin kept me in Stehekin for more summers. And, I’ve been coming back several times a year ever since. It’s my second home.
RENEWAL - Your check, made out to the Buckner Homestead Heritage Foundation (BHHF), should be mailed to PO Box 184, Manson, WA 98831. As a renewal, we will have your information on file. Please include your e-mail address, as this is how we receipt and communicate with members in a cost-effective manner. And, your contribution is tax deductible as allowed by the IRS.
NEW MEMBERSHIP - CLICK HERE to download a membership form to print and mail to PO Box 184, Manson, WA 98831. Again, be sure to include your e-mail address.
Individual - $25.00 Business - $75.00 Benefactor - $250.00 Sustainer - $1,000.00
Family - $50.00 Patron - $100.00 Steward - $500.00 Donation - $ _____
Another form of support for the Homestead and Orchard is a donation. Monetary donations may be for a specific purpose or as a non-specific donation to the Foundation.
- Written by Chief Rick Johnson, EWPD
On 2/22/2021, the East Wenatchee Police responded to a report of vehicle prowl in the 900 block of 11th Street NE. The victim’s purse had been stolen. The purse contained a credit card which had now been used at three businesses in East Wenatchee. The total amount for the items purchased with the stolen credit card was approximately $280. During their investigation, East Wenatchee Officers obtained video surveillance from two of the businesses where two different suspects were observed purchasing items with the stolen credit card. Images from these videos were placed on our social media.
On 2/26/2021, East Wenatchee Police Officers responded to a theft at the Buckle clothing store located inside of the Wenatchee Valley Mall. In this incident, a male suspect had walked out of the store with $720 worth of jeans. When store employees told the male to stop, he responded with “touch me and I’ll sue.” Employees followed the male to his vehicle and obtained photographs of the suspect vehicle before he departed.
On 2/27/2021, an East Wenatchee Police Officer was on an unrelated traffic stop in the Safeway parking lot when they observed the suspect vehicle involved in the Buckle theft. At this time, it had already been determined the individuals associated with this vehicle were also involved in thefts in Douglas County and the City of Wenatchee.
A female suspect involved in the credit card fraud from 2/22/2021 was seated in the suspect vehicle when officers made contact. The male suspect attempted to flee the area but was later located. The male suspect was identified using the video surveillance from 2/22/2021. He is also believed to be the male involved in the theft from the Buckle store.
The suspects were arrested without incident and vehicle was impounded until a search warrant could be obtained. On 03/1/2021, East Wenatchee Police Officers served a search warrant on the suspect vehicle. Evidence from 6 local cases and 2 out of the area vehicle prowls was located in the vehicle, along with drug paraphernalia to include syringes loaded with a liquid believed to be a narcotic drug. The suspects are believed to have ties to the Moses Lake area. This investigation is ongoing.
- Written by Herb Sargo
BUCKNER HOMESTEAD HERITAGE FOUNDATION
2020 ANNUAL REPORT
A Different, but Productive Year!
CLICK HERE for the 2020 Annual Report in pdf format