Archive - Nov 2012 - News Article
Editorâ€™s note: This is the first installment of Colville physician Dr. Barry Baconâ€™s travelogue/report from the African continent and his ongoing work there.
Day 1: Sept. 27, 2012
My dear wife Shelley seemed a little cranky to me the past couple of days. I now know that she was missing me already. She doesnâ€™t like being alone at night. I understand that. I donâ€™t like it either. I would rather take her along with me. Next time?
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Glendine Leonard sat with a colorfully embroidered shawl (one of her purchases from a trip abroad) around her shoulders while describing her adventures to the ladies of the AAUW (American Association of University Women).
Leonard, 85, has visited over 50 different places around the worldâ€”all trips taken after she turned 53.
The Tree of Sharing begins its annual operations on Monday, Nov 19 at Key Bank, 211 S. Main in Colville. Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The last day for tag selection and returning purchased items will be Friday, Dec. 7.
Each gift tag hung on the Tree of Sharing represents the Christmas wishes and needs of an individual in the comÂ¬munity.
It was a cloudy, wet day outside as a group of students piled into two vans parked in back of Colville High School. Earlier last Friday, the schoolâ€™s gymnasium was the site of the annual Veterans Day Assembly, where students, staff, and community members gathered to honor those who have served in the U.S. military. Flowers, American flags, patriotic songs and applauding marked the occasion.