July 25th, 2012
Support efforts continue in Ferry County as emergency responders deal with the aftermath of a severe storm that brought with it wind gusts as high as 66 miles an hour sweeping into the area.
The storm knocked out power and downed trees last Friday. Over 700 Avista customers in and around Colville lost power last Friday afternoon, according to Avista Senior Communications Manager, Jessie Wuerst.
Ferry County took the brunt of the micro burstâs wrath, with over 3,000 homes and businesses losing power. As of Sunday morning, 1,000 customers had gotten their electrical service restored.
Tell us a bit about yourself.â¨
My name is Caneel Johnson and I am 31-years-old. I am learning to make jewelry as a hobby.
Apart from creating things, what do you do? â¨
I work at Colville Travel. I love to read, eat and be outside.
Where does your inspiration come from?
My inspiration comes from whichever stone I am working on to make a new piece of jewelry. I also get inspiration from all the artists in my life that have moved me with their work.
Who has been most influential in your craft?
A graveside memorial service for Olga Carter, who passed away in November, will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 20 at Mountain View Park Cemetery in Colville. There will be a gathering of friends and family at the Eagles Lodge following the service.
Danekas Funeral Chapel & Crematory has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Floyd Dean Best, Sr. (age 74) was born March 27, 1938 to Basil and June Best in Colville. He passed away on June 23, 2012 in Spokane.
Floyd started his military career at a young age by joining the Marines. He transferred to the Army, retiring after 21 years. He was very proud of his military service.
Floyd was married for 37 years to Christa.
Fred Lawrence Carroll passed away on July 15, 2012 at the age of 89. He was born the son of Lawrence and Jo Ella (Fate) Carroll on August 19, 1922 in Bossburg. He was born and raised in the same house that he passed away in.
Fred attended grade school in Bossburg and graduated from Marcus High School in 1940. On Sept. 15, 1942, Fred enlisted in the Air Force and trained during WWII to be an aircraft meÂ¬chanic. Following an Honorable Discharge, Fred returned home to Bossburg to help his mother take care of his younger siblings after his father passed away.
Betty Jean (Anderson) Hays, dearly loved wife, mother and grandmother, passed peacefully on July 13, 2012 at the age of 82.
Betty was born on June 14, 1930 in Orofino Idaho to Arthur and Rose (Ellwood) Anderson. Betty was the oldest of five sibÂ¬lings growing up on the Columbia River (before Grand Coulee Dam was completed) and then relocating to the family farm on Deadman Creek. Betty attended school at Deadman Creek and high school in Colville and Kettle Falls.
Tournament and memorial fund benefits area youth
One of the most popular one-day tournaments in Northeast Washington will tee it up on Saturday, July 21 when the Opie-Coxie Open Scramble golf tournament is held at Dominion Meadows Golf Course.
The format is four or five person teams. Entry fee is $45 per player (if paid by July 18). The entry is $50 if paid on or after July 19. The entry includes green fees and dinner.
Non-participants can buy dinner for $10.
The tournament will start at 10 a.m. Check-in at 9 a.m.
The 22nd running of the Tiger Triathlon will be held Saturday morning. The race will start promptly at 8 a.m. with a swim around Gillette Lake on the Little Pend Oreille Lakesâ chain. Swimmers will bike down Highway 20 to Colville High School, where they will transition to the third and final incrementâa run around Rotary Trail. Following the finish of the race, awards will be handed out at CHS. Packet pick-up and the traditional pre-race meal will be held at CHS on Friday evening (6 to 8 p.m.). The meal is annually sponsored by Super 1 Foods.
Four teams will
advance to State
The Panorama Twins Legion Baseball club (14-2) will open post-season play in the AA American Legion Baseball playoffs on Wednesday at A.K. Jackson Field (Shadle Park High School) in Spokane against Mead.
The loser-out game starts at 4 p.m.
The Twins, comprised of current Colville High School baseball players, are the Federal division champions of the Spokane-based AA Legion circuit. Mead, on a nine-game winning streak, comes in as fourth seed from the National division.
The Tri-County area of Ferry, Stevens and Pend Oreille Counties are experiencing significant numbers of pertussis (whooping cough) cases, according to Dr. Ed Gray, M.D., Health Officer of the Northeast Tri-County Health District.
âThere has been a sharp increase in the number of cases in the Inchelium, Colville, and Kettle Falls areas in the last two weeks,â says Dr. Gray. âMany of these cases have led to exposures at places of business, sports events, daycares, churches, health care facilities, and exposure for out of state/country residents.â