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The Manson Trojans traveled to the Tri-Cities this past weekend and performed well in two games at Hanford High School.  The first game on Friday the Trojans defeated the higher seeded Walla Walla Valley Academy 67-61 behind the sharp shooting of senior Avery Thompson who lead the team with 31 points. The following afternoon the Trojans battled league champion Oroville tough before falling 52-43.

This weekend the tournament shifts to the north with the CWB hosting teams from District 5 and 6 in Chelan on Friday and Saturday. Manson kicks the weekend off Friday at 3:30pm where they will face Tri-Cities Prep.   If Manson wins on Friday, they will play the winner of Columbia-Burbank and White Swan on Saturday at 12:15pm.  Manson needs to win both to earn spot in the regional round of the State Tournament.  Best of luck and Go Trojans!

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 3:00 P.M.
232 East Wapato, Chelan, WA

Proposed Chelan Fire and Rescue agenda pending Board approval.
Flag Salute:
Call to Order:
Approve Agenda:
Public Comment:
Consent Agenda:
* Revenue and Expenditure Report: December 2018 and January 2019
* Payroll: $124,605.18 January 1-31, 2019 Paid: 02-05-2019
* Vouchers for January 2019 General Account: Vouchers #18575 – 18596 for $18,846.97; Vouchers #18597 – 18612 for $21,964.57; Vouchers #18624 – 18634 for $7,337.36.
* Vouchers for January 2019 Capital Account: Vouchers #17088 - 17089 for $5,405.71; Vouchers #17090 for $5,500.00.
* Minutes: January 9 and 30, 2019.
Fire Chief Report:
* 2019 Budget / Emergency Response Report / Facilities/Apparatus/Equipment
◦ Deputy Chief Operations Report: Operations / Fire Prevention / Public Education / Career Staff
◦ Assistance Chief of Volunteer Services: Volunteer Recruitment and Training / Volunteer Staff
Firefighters Association Report:
Unfinished Business:
* Ladder 71 replacement apparatus
* AFG - SCBA
* Rescue Boat
* Hiring Process – Administrative Assistant
New Business:
* Resolution 2019-00 Surplus Fire Apparatus.
* DNR Phase II Grant
* Lake Chelan Emergency Services Submit 03/07/2019, 0900hr to 1100hr.
Special Event:
* 03/16/2019, 1800hr – 2018 awards Banquet, Campbell’s Resort.
* 03/29/2019, 1800hr – Faye Baker’s Retirement Party, Senior Center
Board for Volunteer Firefighters
* Invoices & Accident Report
Commissioner Comments: No action to be taken.
Executive Session:
RCW 42.30.110(1)(g). To evaluate the qualifications of an applicant for public employment or to review the performance of a public employee.
RCW 42.30.110(1)(c) to consider the minimum price at which real estate will be offered for sale or lease when public knowledge regarding such consideration would cause a likelihood of increased or decreased price.
Adjournment:

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Regular Board Meeting

142 Pedoi Street, Bumgarner Building, February 14, 2019, 4:10pm
I. Call to Order
II. Flag Salute
III. Election of Officers
IV. Agenda Additions and Deletions
V. Public Comment
VI. Approval of Minutes
a. January 3, 2018 Regular Meeting minutes
VII. Financial Review
a. Review Monthly Financial Report
b. Review and Approve Monthly Voucher
VIII. Old Business
a. Leffler Field
b. Maintenance vehicle
c. Marina Commercial Contract updates
d. Director’s Report
IX. New Business
a. Pacific Engineering services for 2019
b. Resolution 2019-01 (Surplus of goods)
c. Resolution 2019-02 (Wells Fargo credit card closures)
X. Adjournment
Next Regular Meeting: March 14, 2019 at 4:10pm, 142 Pedoi Street, Manson, WA 98831

co2alarmA public service message from your local fire district

Safety Tips

  • Have your home heating systems (including chimneys and vents) inspected and serviced annually by a trained service technician.
  • Never use portable generators inside homes or garages, even if doors and windows are open. Use generators outside only, far away from the home.
  • Never bring a charcoal grill into the house for heating or cooking. Do not barbeque in the garage.
  • Never use a gas range or oven for heating.
  • Open the fireplace damper before lighting a fire and keep it open until the ashes are cool. An open damper may help prevent build-up of poisonous gases inside the home.
  • Install battery-operated CO alarms or CO alarms with battery backup in your home outside separate sleeping areas.
  • Know the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning: headache, dizziness, weakness, nausea, vomiting, sleepiness, and confusion. If you suspect CO poisoning, get outside to fresh air immediately and then call 911.

Know the Symptoms

Because CO is odorless, colorless and otherwise undetectable to the human senses, people may not know that they are being exposed. The initial symptoms of low to moderate CO poisoning are similar to the flu (but without the fever). They include:

  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • High level CO poisoning results in progressively more severe symptoms, including:
  • Mental confusion
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of muscular coordination
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Ultimately death

Symptom severity is related to both the CO level and the duration of exposure. For slowly developing residential CO problems, occupants and/or physicians can mistake mild to moderate CO poisoning symptoms for the flu, which sometimes results in tragic deaths. For rapidly developing, high level CO exposures (e.g. associated with use of generators in residential spaces), victims can rapidly become mentally confused and can lose muscle control without having first experienced milder symptoms, and they will likely die if not rescued.

(The following is an editorial and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of MVT)

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On December 31, 2018, the start of my third term as Chelan County Sheriff, I swore an oath, “That I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Washington, and will faithfully and impartially perform the duties of the office of sheriff to the best of my ability.”

In October of 2018, I submitted a letter / guest opinion to the Wenatchee World asking for voters to vote no against both I–940 and I–1638. (See attached)

The following statement, which I am in agreement with, was posted on the Washington State Sheriffs Association page on 1/01/19.

Initiative 1639 makes significant changes to the firearm laws of the State of Washington. The Washington State Sheriffs Association publicly opposed Initiative 1639 prior to the election. As the elected Sheriffs of our respective counties, we expressed our concern that the initiative placed greater restrictions on law-abiding citizens while creating unreasonable expectations regarding how such restrictions would be enforced. These concerns continue to exist today.

The initiative is being challenged in court, and concerns a topic about which many of us feel very strongly -- our rights as protected by the Second Amendment. As elected Sheriffs, we are sworn to uphold all rights protected by the Constitution. First and foremost, we are sworn to uphold the Rule of Law and the Constitution. We reaffirm our strong support for the Rule of Law and for the Courts to be the separate but equal branch of our government that interpret that law.

In recognition of this separation of powers we encourage all residents of our state to join us in balancing our opinions and beliefs on this issue with our commitment to our Oath of Office and to the Rule of Law, and ask that you work alongside us to resolve our differences within the framework of the Constitution.

As with many other laws, the application of Initiative 1639 will undoubtedly vary from county to county across the State, based on local priorities and resources available. We will continue to monitor the process as the Courts weigh in on any challenges, and look forward to working with the people of the State of Washington to improve public safety in all of our communities. http://washeriffs.org

As your Chelan County Sheriff, I am committed to serving the citizens in a way that both protects their Constitutional rights while being both fair and impartial while upholding the rule of law.

Respectfully,

Brian Burnett

Chelan County Sheriff

 

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The Manson High School Vex Robotics Team attended the CWU League #3 Vex Robotics Tournament at Seattle Preparatory School on January 26-27, 2019.

The students earned 2nd place out of sixteen teams at the competition.

The team also earned the Programming Skills Champion Award for their robot’s autonomous software program. The Educator Award was awarded to their coach, Susan Sears.

The team is comprised of (L-R)- Titus Petersen, Jose Vazquez, Jonathan Sarmiento, Cole Cochran, Zoe Thomas, Cara Hutton, (not pictured) Rowan Evig, Connor and Grant Torgesen.

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Manson School District is proud to announce that two elementary teachers, Cassandra Williams and Brandy Samson, have earned their National Board Certification for the 2018-19 school year in Early-Middle Childhood Literacy.

Like board-certified doctors and accountants, teachers who achieve National Board Certification have met rigorous standards through intensive study, expert evaluation, self-assessment and peer review. Manson School District now has 11 nationally board certified teachers with several more working towards completion.

Other National Board Certified teachers in are district are: Amy Anderson, Phil Fournier, Jay Fox, Anita Johanson, Steve Nygreen, Susan Sears, Katie Sperling, Heather Teague and Andrea Whitney.

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Manson High School FBLA attended the North Central Region FBLA Winter Leadership Conference in Wenatchee on January 19, 2019.

Twenty-eight students placed in twenty-one events.

The following students placed at the regional conference and qualified for the Washington State FBLA Leadership Conference in April. Manson FBLA students placed 1st in five separate competitions and lead the region in number of students participating. 

Individuals:

  • Bailey Cameron – Cyber Security 2nd place

  • Bryan Bernardo – Cyber Security 5th place, Networking Concepts 1st place

  • Bryanna Harris – Introduction to Business 3rd place

  • Cara Hutton – Organizational Leadership 6th place

  • Cole Cochran – Securities & Investments 5th place, Spreadsheet Applications 4th place

  • Grant Torgesen- Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure 3rd place, Introduction to Financial Math 2nd place

  • Jose Pascasio – Business Calculations 3rd place, Securities & Investments 2nd place

  • Thea Batch – Introduction to Business Communication 1st place, Introduction to Business Procedure 5th place.

  • Ty Charlton – Advertising 1st place, Political Science 2nd place

  • Yessenia Villasenor – Client Service 6th place

Groups:

  • Brayan Cesar, Cole Cochran, Bryce La Mar, Conner Torgesen – Parlimentary Procedure 5th place

  • Briar Soliday, Trenton Stotko, Victor Calderon – Business Ethics 3rd place

  • Bryan Bernardo, Jose Pascasio, Christian Montes – Graphic Design 2nd place

  • Bryce La Mar, Conner Torgesen, Grant Torgesen – Business Ethics 6th place

  • Christian Montes, Parker Schoenwald, Jonathan Morales – Sports & Entertainment Management 3rd place

  • Cole Beazley, Caden Beazley, Bailey Cameron – Sports & Entertainment Management 1st place

  • Devyn Smith, Mara Vargas, Nadia Verduzco – Website Design 2nd place

  • Megan Clausen, Mara Vargas, Devyn Smith – Business Ethics 5th place

  • Oliver Ellingson, Victor Calderon, and Jake Lodwig – Digital Video Production 2nd place

  • Parker Schoenwald, Bailey Cameron, Caden Beazley – Hospitality Management 2nd place

  • Ty Charlton and Cole Beazley – Hospitality Management 1st place

  • Ty Charlton, Tucker Flowers, Parker Schoenwald – Business Ethics 4th place

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Some very special guests were in attendance at Manson’s home basketball games on Tuesday, January 22nd.

A total of eight Manson Elementary students participated in the first annual Manson Trojan Buddy program.

Assistant Boys Basketball coach, Steve Nygreen, organized the event and gave elementary students the opportunity to pair up with a high school basketball player.

Prior to the game, Trojan Buddies had the opportunity to spend quality time with high school players and form positive relationships.

During the game, Trojan Buddies cheered on the team from behind the bench and enjoyed a post-game visit to the Trojan locker room to celebrate a victory against Liberty Bell. 

douglascountysheriff148On 01-26-19 at approximately 1219 AM Douglas County Deputies were dispatched to a report of a gunshot victim in the 400 block of Crane Orchard Road.

When Deputies arrived they learned Benjamin Pineda-Castrejon, a 32 year old male, of Bridgeport, sustained two gunshot wounds.

As a result of the initial investigation, Jaime Valdovinos-Sanchez, a 29 year old male, of Brewster, was arrested and booked into Okanogan County Jail for Assault in the first degree.

Benjamin was transported to CWH, and released several hours later with non-life threatening injuries.

There are no public safety concerns at this time. The investigation is ongoing.