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November 23rd, 2011
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 â€śpuppy shedâ€ť 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 Earthâ€™s endangered species and who have been nominated to receive the biennial Indianapolis Prize, the worldâ€™s leading award for animal conservation. Steven C. Amstrup, Ph.D., is one of them.
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. â€śLight and lovely costumes and sparkling dancers will twirl away the sugar plums and eggnog from too many holiday parties,â€ť Golphenee said.
Kettle Falls Pack and Troop 965 gathered over 1,350 pounds of food for the Kettle FAlls Food Bank. Items were donated by residents of Kettle Falls during the recent Scouting for Food campaign. The Kettle Falls Food Bank is still accepting donations for this food drive. Donations may be left at the Kettle Falls Food Bank, located at 560 Meyers Street. Call 509-738-2326 for more information.
The Colville Rotary Club's Tree of Sharing is gearing up for the 2011 Holiday Season. The tree will begin operations Monday, Nov. 21 at KeyBank, 211 S. Main in Colville. Hours of operation will be Monday through Thursday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Friday's 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. The last day for tag selection and returning purchased items will be Friday, Dec. 9.
Each gift tag hung on the Tree of Sharing represents the Christmas wishes and needs of an individual in the community.
Editorâ€™s note: Angus Merrill, 88, is a former Colville resident with some strong ties to the Colville valley (he is related to Colvilleâ€™s well-known Merrill clan).
The longtime Big Sandy, MT resident has fond memories of his early years in the Colville valley.
Born in St. Maries, Idaho in 1923, Merrill remembered living in Colville as a youngster and later in the China Creek and Bossburg areas.
Married to the former Ruth Rutledge, a life-long Montana girl, Angus moved to Big Sandy in 1947 where he worked as a farmer on the expansive Rutledge family ranch.
Did you flex your voting muscle during the Nov. 8th General Election? Go to http://vote.wa.gov/results/current/stevens/ to see the latest results on what measures were approved (or not) and who is re-elected or coming into office for the first time!
Anyone who reads the news knows it isnâ€™t always the good tidings that make the headlines. Occasionally though, a story with a sorrowful storyline turns into one with a happy ending. Such is the case with Mushu the kitten.
Last Saturday, the Colville Police Department received a call that a kitten had been put into one of the drop boxes meant for returned items out front of the Colville Public Library.
â€śSomeone was returning a book when they heard meowing coming from the box,â€ť says Colville Police Chief Bob Meshishnek. â€śSomeone had dropped a kitten in there and left it.â€ť
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