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January 10th, 2012

Community college offers non-credit winter classes

January 10, 2012

The Institute for Extended Learning Colville center, also known as the Colville Community College, will be offering non-credit classes this winter on a variety of skill-boosting topics from computer literacy and rug making to Japanese and gardening.

The classes offered during Jan., Feb. and March are mostly on night and weekends and range from $11 to $70, depending on the subject and the length of the class. The Colville IEL is a branch of the Community Colleges of Spokane and offers regular credit classes during the day along with its non-credit offerings.

Legislative session starts Jan. 9

January 10, 2012

The Washington State Legislature convened yesterday, Jan. 9, for a short 60-day session where they will attempt to make up a roughly $2 billion deficit in the state budget. The regular session convened just weeks after the closure of a "special session" that aimed to outline budget cuts and adjustments prior to the regular Legislative session.

January 4th

Colville High volleyball up for Youth awards

January 4, 2012

Missy Bennett, CHS v-ball team also honored

Twenty standout high school athletes, including Colville High School junior volleyball player Joellee Buckner, have been recognized for their accomplishments in 2011 and will be honored during the annual Inland Northwest Youth Awards Luncheon Feb. 15 at the Spokane Convention Center.
The luncheon is hosted by the Inland Northwest Sportswriters and Broadcasters, whose 50 members in eastern Washington and north Idaho pick finalists and vote for the winners of junior male and female athlete, coaches and teams of the year.

Northeast A next for Indians

January 4, 2012

Colville High boys split in Yakima

A Colville High boy’s basketball team that has played inconsistently through a mostly rigorous non-league December schedule heads into the Northeast A League rat-race this week looking for some continued strong play on the defensive end and a better handle on some elusive offensive consistency.

Colville girls face busy week in Northeast A

January 4, 2012

One of the youngest teams in the tough Northeast A League will embark on a rigorous schedule this week.
Colville High (5-4) split a pair of games at last week’s SunDome Classic in Yakima. The Indians downed Woodland 28-21 last Thursday and fell Friday in overtime to Connell, 40-37.
THIS WEEK
Colville, playing solidly on defense, but struggling on the offensive end at this juncture, faces a busy slate of NEA games this week.

KIPS season starts this weekend

January 4, 2012

The Colville KIPS Gymnastics’ team will open its season this weekend at the Winter Spirit Meet in Clarkston. The meet will be hosted by the 360 Gymnastics Club. On Jan. 21-22, the KIPS will compete at The Hub in the Spokane Valley (Flip Fest, hosted by Dynamic Gymnastics of Spokane). Dynamic will also host a clinic on Friday, Jan. 20 that will feature several Olympians. The KIPS competitive team will be in Pullman Feb. 3-5 for the Palouse Invitational. The meet is annually hosted by Palouse Gymnastics.

Dorotha Knapp

January 4, 2012

Dorotha F. Knapp, a 37-year resident of Colville, passed away in Colville on Dec. 23, 2011 at the age of 91. She was born Feb. 29, 1920 in Milner, North Dakota, one of 12 children of Ed and Myrtle Wisbey.
She grew up in Ethel and graduated in 1938 from the Auburn Adventist Academy. She lived and worked in the Seattle area for the following four years.

George Kelly

January 4, 2012

George Kelly, age 75, passed away in Spokane Dec. 22, 2011. He was born on Jan. 6, 1936 in Ontario, Canada, the son of George and Lucy (Tye) Kelly. George attended school in Canada and completed school in River Rouge, Michigan.
Mr. Kelly married Mary Belman in 1975 in Canada, and the couple moved to Colville in 1991. He was employed by Hewes Marine until his retirement.
In George’s spare time, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, riding his four-wheeler and motorcycle. He thoroughly enjoyed living in the country and spending time with his wife of 36 years.

January 3rd

What can you do for a child?

January 3, 2012

Talking about sexual abuse is akin to standing up to the playground bully: awkward and sometimes frightening, but necessary. This is where the Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children Sexual Abuse Prevention Training comes in.
Offered through Family Support Center/Kids First Children’s Advocacy Center (a program of Rural Resources) Stewards of Children is a comprehensive sexual abuse prevention awareness program, free of charge, that educates adults to prevent, recognize and react responsibility to child sexual abuse.

December 29th, 2011

From Colville to Rwanda

December 29, 2011

Barry and Shelley Bacon recently returned from working four months in Rwanda, Africa the scene of terrible genocide in 1994, where 800,000 people were killed in 100 days. Many children were left orphaned by the atrocity, and one man is raising 35 of these children, most of who were orphaned as a result of the genocide.
“He desperately needs assistance with their food and education, and you can help,” says Shelley Bacon.

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