November 7th, 2012
Hugh Painter Osborne Jr., an 18-year resident of Valley, passed away on Oct. 27, 2012 in Spokane at the age of 74. Hugh was born on Dec. 19, 1937 in Binghamton, NY, the son of Hugh Painter and Ada (Phillips) Osborne.
He moved often while growing up because of his fatherâ€™s work as an officer in the U.S. Army. Hugh graduated from Valley Forge Military Academy in 1956 and began college. In 1958, he entered the U.S. Army and served for two years and then reÂ¬turned to college as an â€śAggieâ€ť at Texas A&M.
Frances Swan, 107-years-old, of Kettle Falls went to be with her beloved husband Severt, on Nov. 1, 2012. Frances was born to Ida and John Henry Beagley on June 22, 1905 at Medical Lake.
host loser-out against CWAC
Colville High annexed another district volleyball title last Saturday by downing East Valley in the CHS gym, 25-10, 25-14, 25-11. The fourth-ranked Indians, the defending State 1A champions, are District 7â€™s top seed to the 2A regional tournament on Saturday against the Central Washington Athletic Conference.
Cougars will host Crossover
The Northeast A League champion Chewelah Cougars (8-1, 6-0) finished an undefeated league season with a 55-7 trouncing of the Riverside Rams (1-8, 1-5) last Friday night at Snyder Field.
The Cougars jumped out to a big early lead and head coach Jim Fisk said that was the blueprint going in to this game.
â€śWe went in and took care of business,â€ť Fisk said. â€śIt was nice to put them away early, get out of there with no injuries and be able to get ready for next week.â€ť
Mom & two sons officiate tourney
Volleyball officiating is a family affair for the Smith clan of Chewelah.
Denise Smith, a very familiar face around Chewelah and one of that communityâ€™s most active and involved residents, has been officiating high school volleyball in northeast Washington for 27 years.
At last Saturdayâ€™s District 7 2A Tournament at Colville, Smith was joined by two of her sonsâ€”Stryker and Blaze. The Smith trio worked the tournament and was on the floor for the championship match-up between Colville and East Valley.
Patricia â€śPatâ€ť Abbott looks out the window of her home on Corbett Creek Road. The mist outside hangs low on the hills that surround the cluster of houses that dot this rural thoroughfare, Deer make the rounds from yard to yard, starting with the weather- worn grass in Abbottâ€™s expansive yard.
â€śItâ€™s not what I would call your typical coffee clutch neighborhood,â€ť Abbott says. â€śPeople will help you if you need help, but for the most part, weâ€™re all pretty independent.â€ť
Sequim resident Gerald H. Morrow died Oct. 3, 2012 at the age of 90.
He was born June 25, 1922 in Colville to Sam and Effie May Morrow.
He served in the U.S. Navy Construction Battalion, rebuilding Pearl Harbor during World War II. After his service, he became a heavy equipment operator.
He is survived by a daughter, Dottie Acheson,
Sequim; son, Kevin Morrow, Renton; son, Gordon Morrow, Buckley; and four grandchildren.
Sequim Valley Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Jeannette I. Jones, 57, a nine-year resident of Kettle Falls, passed away Oct. 15, 2012 in Colville. Jeannette was born on March 19, 1955, in Hollywood, Florida, the daughter of Joseph and Valentine (Smatsky) Kuneman.
Jeannette graduated from Kent University in 1978 with a Bachelorâ€™s Degree in Fine Arts. She began teaching in StreetsÂ¬boro, OH where she taught kindergarten through twelfth grade and was also involved in teaching 4-H.
It occasionally happens to almost every farmer and gardener. Sometimes they plant more than they need, or more than they can use. And as the harvest season ebbs toward winter, fields or plots can still be garnished with crops that just havenâ€™t got around to being picked.
But instead of allowing the produce to just wither on the vine, this is where the Northeast Washington Gleaners Club comes in.
Just because the weather is getting colder, doesn't mean gardening has to be over. That's where Good 2 Gro Hydroponics comes in. Owned and operated by Steve Michaliszyn, the business caters to those with green thumbs or amateur gardening enthusiasts. Growing lights, organic soil, microbes, planting bins---whatever is needed to get vegetation sprouting, it's here.
"So far I think I am getting a huge amount of enthusiasm for the customers that are finding me," says Michaliszyn. "A lot of people are excited not to have to drive 70 miles to Spokane to find what they need."