There are ample opportunities to honor our countryâ€™s veterans this week as Veteranâ€™s Day, Nov. 11, draws closer.
Veterans Day is an annual United States holiday honoring military veterans. It is a federal holiday that is observed on Nov. 11. It is also celebrated as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day in other parts of the world and falls on Nov. 11, the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I.
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. Hereâ€™s what they had to say:
"If theyâ€™re 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
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.
Tell us a bit about yourself. â€¨
Iâ€™ve 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.