November 23rd, 2011
Jacqueline Dee Stahley, 84, passed away on November 14, 2011. She was born on August 27, 1927, the daughter of Lewis and Mabel (Bussler) Geer in Old Kettle Falls where she also attended school. The family moved to Seattle during the war where she met and married Ralph Harman in 1945 while he was serving in the U.S. Coast Guard. After Ralph was discharged from the service they spent some time in the Colville area, and then moved to Phoenix, AZ. Jackie went to work for Montgomery Ward and they stayed in Arizona until her retirement.
Larry (Laurence) Edward Miller was born on July 17, 1927 and passed away on Nov. 14, 2011. Larry was born in Newport to Thomas Jefferson and Winnifred Ruth Miller. He had four brothers and three sisters: Ethel (Fred) White, Alfred (Miriam) Miller, George (Lillian) Miller, Helen (Vern) Lamb, Everet Miller, Martin (Beverly) Miller, and Florence (Stan) Childs.
A fire that razed one of the animal sheds at Colville Valley Animal Sanctuary last week has put the organization in a tenuous situation. Already limited facilities and inclement weather make it difficult to care for the animals housed at the Arden facility. The Nov. 16 fire took out the âpuppy shedâ that was the only heated facility at the sanctuary. It is suspected that the fire centered around the woodstove used to heat the building. Kennel Manager Nancy Rose said a dog and two cats could not be rescued from the burning structure.
Poachers, disease, civil wars, heat, cold, rain, drought, pollution, ignorance, indifference. Those are just some of the challenges faced by the 29 conservationists who have devoted their lives to saving the Earthâs endangered species and who have been nominated to receive the biennial Indianapolis Prize, the worldâs leading award for animal conservation. Steven C. Amstrup, Ph.D., is one of them.
Colville High volleyball coach Missy Bennett holds up WIAA championship trophy hardware after the Indians downed Castle Rock Saturday night. Bennett has gotten close to a state title before, getting two teams in her 20-plus year run to the championship. âI think Iâll hold on to this for awhile,â she said.
Colville poses with the schoolâs first state volleyball championship hardware. Back row, from left: Assistant coaches Anne Cecil and Michawn Vining, Tyra Brons, Aubrey Buckner, Joellee Buckner, Sadie Learn, Jacy Vining, Jessi Glidewell, Taryn Main, Hannah Smith, Leanna Carr and head coach, Missy Bennett. Front: manager Megan Rogers, Lexi Lehman, Rylee Wittmeyer, Ashley Knight, Tasji Urhausen, Erin Little, and manager, Kaydee Poling.
Colville High seniors Erin Little, Lexi Lehman, Ryley Wittmeyer, Ashley Knight and Tasji Urhausen reflect on a memorable 2011 volleyball season in a post-championship interview with former CHS teacher, coach and longtime âVoice of the Valley,â KCVL/KCRK sports announcer, Larry Pember.
In a game played alternately in rain and snow, Royal came from behind in the second half to post a wild 38-35 win over host Colville Saturday afternoon and advance to the quarterfinals of the State 1A football playoffs. Colvilleâs (5-5) unlikely run into the playoffs after an 0-4 start looked like it might continue after the Indians took an early 14-0 lead.
Northern Dance Theatre will present its Christmas show Joys of Christmas on Sunday, Dec. 4 at 3 p.m. on the Colville High School auditorium stage. Join Northern Dance Theatre as they embrace the tradition of commemorating the season of hope with music and dance. Old favorites, contemporary vocalists, and instrumental music will fill the night, according to director, Laura Golphenee. âLight and lovely costumes and sparkling dancers will twirl away the sugar plums and eggnog from too many holiday parties,â Golphenee said.
Louise Ruth Jones, a long time resident of Colville, passed away on Nov.12, 2011. She was born in Rodeo, CA. on March 23, 1924. She lived in San Francisco for over 20 years raising her children. She met and married Buzz Jones and they moved to Reno, NV. And lived there for over 10 years.
In 1977 she and Buzz moved to Colville and built their home in the Cedar Creek area. Buzz and Louise were married for over 45 years. She was very close to the Lord and was a member of the Northport Baptist Church.