Archive - Aug 2013
After a long hiatus, the Kettle Falls Community Chest remodel has finally started. The building had housed both the Food Bank and the Thrift Store; due to lack of room, the Thrift Store had to be closed. â€śYes, we are going to re-open it. It was based on donations only, we never had a fixed price on anything, and weâ€™ve lost $4,000 in revenue per year; that doesnâ€™t seem like a lot, but those are donations. We donâ€™t pay for any of the items that we have, and we donâ€™t demand prices on anythingâ€”at all,â€ť said Director Susan Urhausen.
A little change of pace. That was what Wendy Granville was looking for when she and her family moved from Anacortes to Kettle Falls last year. But when it came to finding a job, Granville returned to what she knows---antiques. She recently opened A Kick in the Attic Antiques, located at 235 E. 3rd Kettle Falls. The store features antiques (of course), vintage items and consignment. Many of the goods Granville brought with her from the antique mall she owned and operated in Anacortes for 17 years named Days Gone By.
Itâ€™s safe to say, this lady knows â€śgreat junkâ€ť when she sees it.
Tipari (Mama) Gould of Rice passed away July 26, 2013 at her home with family. Mama Gould was born Tipari Aka in Hakamaii, Ua Pou, Marquises Island on Jan. 3, 1939 to Tahiakaukautous Aka and Maieua Aka.
Mama Gould immigrated to Hawaii in 1962, where she met and married Lloyd Gould in 1965. Besides being a loving wife and mother to two boys, she was well known for her bubbly personality and effervescent spirit in church and community circles.
Reginald Charles Seyler passed away on August 3, 2013 in Inchelium. He was born the son of Charles and Alice (Stansger) Seyler on Sept. 25, 1920 in Inchelium. Reginald grew up and attended school in Inchelium.
Upon graduation from Inchelium High School, Reginald remained in the area and worked on the family farm, trimmed trees in the community and surrounding mountains, and drove school bus for the Inchelium School District. He lived in Seyler Valley for most of his working years until selling the farm and moving to Inchelium in 1974.
Joan Egland passed away July 23, 2013 at the age of 77. She was born Sept. 28, 1935 to Albert (AP) and Elna Arlt in Ritzville, WA.
Joan graduated from Chewelah High School (Jenkins) in 1954. She then met and wed Wallace in 1955. Joan loved spending time with her grandchildren and having long converÂ¬sations with them as she was cooking, as they tried sneaking into the grandmaâ€™s candy drawer. She also enjoyed shopping, several different kinds of crafts, knitting, and diet Coke, her cats and dogs.
William Lawrence Barclay, age 85, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on July 30, 2013. Bill was a true blessing to Charles and Minnie Barclay, as he was their eighth and last child born on Veterans Day Nov. 11, 1927 Donnelly, MN.
Law enforcement officers found Colville teenager Ashley Barbour Monday, Aug. 12 in Coeur dâ€™Alene. The 14-year-old was last seen in Colville at her family's residence on July 26.
Coeur dâ€™Alene Police found Barbour when they stopped a vehicle near 23rd and Lakeside Avenue around 3:37 p.m.
Woodland Theatre Productions in Kettle Falls is holding auditions for the musical Nunsense. Nunsense is a musical comedy written by Dan Goggin in 1985. Auditions will be Saturday Aug. 24 at 10 a.m. at Woodland Theatre.
"This show masks as a hilarious variety show put on by these five nuns,â€ť explains diÂ¬rector George Eberth. â€śItâ€™s an off Broadway favorite and you really have to be made of stone not to laugh at it.â€ť
Janice Weaver spends her days surrounded by movie stars and storytellers. As the owner and operator of Jimâ€™s Video in Kettle Falls, the communityâ€™s last independent video store, itâ€™s not a serious stretch to imagine Weaver as a modern-day keeper of tales in a time when supposed technological convenience freÂ¬quently chips away at human interaction by cutting out â€śthe middle man.â€ť
Though Weaverâ€™s self-perception isnâ€™t nearly as lofty, she enjoys what she does---after all, sheâ€™s been doing it for almost 30 years.