November 2nd, 2011
The S-E asked followers of our Facebook page what they think about I-1163 (see accompanying story in this week's S-E) concerning the state requiring more training and extensive background checks for home care aides. Hereâs what they had to say:
"If theyâre going to add more requirements they might want to raise the pay. One can already barely survive working as a home care aide as it is."- Philana Andreason
Robert âBobâ Mike Gregory, a lifetime resident of Marcus and Evans, passed away on October 25, 2011 in Colville at the age of 92. He was born on June 1, 1919 in Marcus.
Bob was raised and attended school in Marcus. He graduated from Marcus High School in 1936. In 1937 he moved to his farm in Evans, where he resided until his passing. Bob worked in several area mines, including Metaline and Chewelah. He also worked in many sawmills and retired in 1982 as the head sawyer at Plum Creek in Arden.
Carolyn V. Eseke passed away on Oct. 3, 2011 after a long illness. She was preceded in death by her son, James. She is survived by her daughter, Lorraine Williams; grandchildren Michael Williams, Kimarra Howard (Joe), Richard Eseke, Eric Eseke, and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by sisters Kathren and Irene; a brother, Richard, and many nieces and nephews. She has gone to a better place. No funeral service will be held per her request.
Cora S. Gray, 89, lived a life far beyond a set of dates. An independent woman from a young age, she was the captain of the Hopkinton, NH girls high school basketball team. Her independent streak continued as she wore her first two-piece polka dot bikini in 1941 and caught the eye of her future husband, George H. Gray.
Deanna Draney is an accomplished local artist and craftswoman from Colville and one of the organizers behind the North Country Artisan's Market (see story in this week's newspaper). She is also the owner of Blue Lotus Stained Glass.
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Iâve been living in the Colville area for about 29 years. I met my husband, Kelly, 18 years ago and we are now raising our four kids.
For those lamenting the end of the farmerâs market season, do not despair. The North Country Artisansâ Market (NCAM) is picking up where the Northeast Washington and Colville Farmersâ Markets left off. Vendors, merchants and artisans will be plying their wares inside the November Coalition at 282 West Astor Avenue, Colville every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Dec. 21.
Though last Wednesdayâs market was relatively small, event organizer Sonia Christen says the event is still new and will hopefully grown as word spreads.
Don âDuckâ Drake loves where he lives. He has resided in Kettle Falls his whole life and has no plans to leave. As a result of that familiarity, he is well aware of the antics people, specifically young people, can get drawn into when they are feeling the occasional monotony of small town life.
Ronald Dean Meadows entered into rest on Sept. 17, 2011 at his home, surrounded by his loving wife, Debbie. Ronald was the third son of Roy and Myrtle Meadows, born Dec. 5, 1952 in Chewelah. Ronald joined the Air Force right after graduating from Chewelah High School in 1971. He was honorably discharged in August 1977. He then went to work for K-L Manufacturing in Chewelah. He worked there for 18 years until the company closed its doors in 2002. He then went to work for Wal-Mart in Colville. He worked there until his death. On Nov.
Nicholas âNickâ J. Godes, a 44-year resident of the Colville area, passed away on Oct. 18, 2011. Nick was born on June 11, 1931 in Richardton, ND, the son of Mike and Fillameno âMinnieâ (Steiner) Godes.
He attended first grade through third grade in Hawmarth, ND and then moved to Richardton where he finished eighth grade. Nick then began working for local farmers, as well as turning a wrench at the John Deere dealership. On March 19, 1952, he entered the U.S. Army and served overseas in Japan, Okinawa and Korea. He was honorably discharged on March 1, 1954 at Camp Stoneman, CA.
Mary Ann Dolman, a 17-year resident of Kettle Falls, passed away on Oct. 17, 2011 in Colville at the age of 78. She was born on Sept. 7, 1933 in Downers Grove, Il, the daughter of Philip and Olga (Schaefer) May.