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In 2013 the Colvilleâs Auto Vue Drive-in theater will celebrate its 60th birthday, and its retirement party at the same time. Owner Steve Wisner said he will not re-open the drive-in after the summer of 2013 because he can neither afford new technology or repairs to the movie screen.
To stay in business, Wisner must buy a new digital processor for the drive-in that will cost $82,000. Movie suppliers will make the switch from 35 mm film to a digital format after 2013, and Wisner will not be able to buy movies on film for his processor any longer.
Melissa Johnson and the Stevens County Stompers clogging group will host a holiday variety show at the Colville High School auditorium on Friday, Dec. 14 at 6:30 p.m. The show will have performances of dancing, martial arts, singing, harp and piano pieces, featuring the Stevens County Stompers, along with their own Hannah Johnson and also Donna Jo Smith. Other guest performers are The Engell Family Band, Sweet Adelines, Ann Benedictâs dancers from Northern Ballet and Performing Arts from Chewelah, White Dragon Kung Fu, and the Miss Colville royalty court.
Editorâs note: This is the second installment of Colville physician Dr. Barry Baconâs travelogue/report from the African continent and his ongoing work there.
Editorâs note: This is the first installment of Colville physician Dr. Barry Baconâs 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 doesnât like being alone at night. I understand that. I donât 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 worldâall 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 comÂŹmunity.
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 schoolâs 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.
Patricia âPatâ 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 Abbottâs expansive yard.
âItâs not what I would call your typical coffee clutch neighborhood,â Abbott says. âPeople will help you if you need help, but for the most part, weâre all pretty independent.â
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 havenât 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.