Archive - 2012
Mom & two sons officiate tourney
Volleyball officiating is a family affair for the Smith clan of Chewelah.
Denise Smith, a very familiar face around Chewelah and one of that communityâ€™s most active and involved residents, has been officiating high school volleyball in northeast Washington for 27 years.
At last Saturdayâ€™s District 7 2A Tournament at Colville, Smith was joined by two of her sonsâ€”Stryker and Blaze. The Smith trio worked the tournament and was on the floor for the championship match-up between Colville and East Valley.
Patricia â€śPatâ€ť Abbott looks out the window of her home on Corbett Creek Road. The mist outside hangs low on the hills that surround the cluster of houses that dot this rural thoroughfare, Deer make the rounds from yard to yard, starting with the weather- worn grass in Abbottâ€™s expansive yard.
â€śItâ€™s not what I would call your typical coffee clutch neighborhood,â€ť Abbott says. â€śPeople will help you if you need help, but for the most part, weâ€™re all pretty independent.â€ť
Sequim resident Gerald H. Morrow died Oct. 3, 2012 at the age of 90.
He was born June 25, 1922 in Colville to Sam and Effie May Morrow.
He served in the U.S. Navy Construction Battalion, rebuilding Pearl Harbor during World War II. After his service, he became a heavy equipment operator.
He is survived by a daughter, Dottie Acheson,
Sequim; son, Kevin Morrow, Renton; son, Gordon Morrow, Buckley; and four grandchildren.
Sequim Valley Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Jeannette I. Jones, 57, a nine-year resident of Kettle Falls, passed away Oct. 15, 2012 in Colville. Jeannette was born on March 19, 1955, in Hollywood, Florida, the daughter of Joseph and Valentine (Smatsky) Kuneman.
Jeannette graduated from Kent University in 1978 with a Bachelorâ€™s Degree in Fine Arts. She began teaching in StreetsÂ¬boro, OH where she taught kindergarten through twelfth grade and was also involved in teaching 4-H.
It occasionally happens to almost every farmer and gardener. Sometimes they plant more than they need, or more than they can use. And as the harvest season ebbs toward winter, fields or plots can still be garnished with crops that just havenâ€™t got around to being picked.
But instead of allowing the produce to just wither on the vine, this is where the Northeast Washington Gleaners Club comes in.
Just because the weather is getting colder, doesn't mean gardening has to be over. That's where Good 2 Gro Hydroponics comes in. Owned and operated by Steve Michaliszyn, the business caters to those with green thumbs or amateur gardening enthusiasts. Growing lights, organic soil, microbes, planting bins---whatever is needed to get vegetation sprouting, it's here.
"So far I think I am getting a huge amount of enthusiasm for the customers that are finding me," says Michaliszyn. "A lot of people are excited not to have to drive 70 miles to Spokane to find what they need."
But Indians face
Itâ€™s Homecoming Week at Colville High School and that means fall sportsâ€™ coaches are wondering how their athletes will react to all that pomp, circumstance and distraction.
CHS volleyball coach Missy Bennett, whose Indians are unbeaten in Great Northern League action and havenâ€™t lost a game, much less a match this fall to date, isnâ€™t going on the record to say she has no use for Homecoming. But coaches will worry about focus and not whoâ€™s on the Homecoming royalty or who has/hasnâ€™t got a date to the Homecoming dance.
Cougars move closer to title
BY CHRIS RADER
S-E Sports Reporter
First place in the Northeast A League football race was on the line when the Freeman Scotties (5-2, 3-1) traveled to Snyder Field to take on the Chewelah Cougars (6-1, 4-0) last Friday night. The Cougarsâ€™ opportunistic defense intercepted five passes and recovered a fumble to put a stranglehold on the high scoring Freeman offense, blanking the Scotties 21-0.
The Cougars were prepared for a hard-hitting game from beginning to end.
Back to Plantes Ferry Park and GNL District
Colville High will compete in the District 7 2A Great Northern League District cross-country meet on Friday at Plantes Ferry Park in Spokane Valley.
The mostly rebuilding CHS boys (2-4 in GNL match-ups), and the girls (0-6), will get going at noon on the flat Plantes Ferry course.
For the GNL girls, the top two teams and top 10 individuals will advance to the State 2A meet at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco on Nov. 3.
Roy S. Allen passed away Sept. 25, 2012 in Spokane after battling cancer. He was born March 4, 1938 in San Diego, CA, the son of Charles and Louella Allen.
Roy retired from the Spokane Police Department on June 30, 1986 after 25 years of service and moved to the shores of Lake Roosevelt, where he enjoyed fishing and the peace of country life.
Roy competed in dozens of triathlons and completed nine Ironman triathlons, including six Ironman Championships in Kona, Hawaii and three in Penticton, B.C., where he also won his age group.