Archive - 2011
Robert R. Scharf, a 16-year resident of Colville, passed away on June 2, 2011 at the age of 68.
He was born Jan. 20, 1943 in Hannibal, MO, the son of Bill and Marie Scharf.
Before moving to Colville, Robert worked at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard in California for 20 years. In his spare time, he enjoyed computer programming, metal fabrication, and most of all, working in his machine shop.
Letha Hair (age 76) passed away May 23, 2011 in Colville. She was born Sept. 29, 1934 to Howard and Mabel Matthews in Colville and graduated from high school there in 1954. The seventh of eight children, she was the last to be born at the family home where they farmed at Douglas Falls.
After high school, she moved to Spokane, where she attended business school. She later working at Lakeland Village. Letha moved to Great Falls, MT in 1970, where she worked 30 years for Missouri River Manor. In 2009 she returned home to Colville where she resided until her passing.
Warren W. Fackenthall, a resident of Hunters, passed away on May 31, 2011 in Hunters at the age of 71. He was born on July 26, 1939 in Spokane, the son of Sydney Wilson and Loretta Fackenthall.
Warren was raised in the Blue Creek area near Chewelah. Warren attended school in Chewelah and graduated from Jenkins High School in 1958. He had moved to Seattle, where he worked in the construction industry. While there, he met the love of his life, Joan Timmerman, and after a brief courtship, they were married on May 26, 1962 in Seattle.
Louise Marie Paine, a longtime resident of the Northport area, passed away on May 12, 2011 in Colville at the age of 81. Louise was born on June 11, 1929 in Colville, the daughter of John and Mary (Chopot) Beusan.
She attended school at the â€śOld Marcusâ€ť School House and then completed her education as a 1947 graduate of Northport High School. She then worked for Dr. Hardwick in Colville before moving to Western Washington. While in Western Washington, Louise worked as a civilian clerk at the Whidbey Naval Station. Louise eventually returned to Northport to care for her mother.
The family of Ashley Crawford would like all family and friends to share in a celebration of her life by inviting you to a â€śpotluckâ€ť get-together at Colville City Park on June 11 from noon to 6 p.m. in The Gilbert Shelter area of the park. Ashley had left to be with her lord on Jan. 19, 2011, and will be missed greatly by all who had contact with her. This will be a time to share and remember times and events in her life. Feel free to bring pictures, share a story and view the memory boards of her life.
In August of 2008, Scott Batten, sick and emaciated, was homeless on the streets of Spokane. Batten was a veteran, an alcoholic in the last stages, and in need of help.
Batten had abused alcohol since the age of 10; he was addicted to alcohol for over 40 years. If he tried to detox, he would experience severe withdrawals lasting over nine days.
With a fascinating history (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cupcake) and a role in the war against terrorism (http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/06/03/136921564/reports-british...) it would be remiss of the Statesman-Examiner not to offer cupcakes, along with a variety of other pastries, during our bake sale fundraiser Tuesday, June 14 and Wednesday, June 15 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fear not, rodeo fans. The Colville Pro-West Rodeo is scheduled for its usual Father's Day weekend in June. Because of trepidation over the recent Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) outbreak in Washington State, the Colville Panorama Rodeo Board met June 2 to decide whether or not to proceed with the annual event.
According to Panorama President Dave Baskins, the rodeo will go ahead as planned.
*See the complete story in the 6-8-2011 edition of the S-E.
The Kettle Falls Municipal Swimming Pool will open for the season on June 15 at 1 p.m. Operating hours will be Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.; Saturday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and closed on Sunday. Swim lesson sign-up will be Monday, June 13 from 7:30 a.m. to noon; Tuesday, June 14 from 8 a.m. to noon, and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the pool. Lap swims are scheduled on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Water aerobicsâ€™ classes will be conducted on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Colville Farmerâ€™s Market is open from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. every Wednesday thru October. They are located at the corner of Third and Oak every Wednesday. The new item for the market is naturally raised local pork. For more information contact Dezarae Smith, Assistant Manager, at 509-732-6619 or firstname.lastname@example.org.