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February 2nd, 2012
âI didnât know you could do that at the libraryâŠâ
I am amazed by how frequently I hear these words from my friends, family members and acquaintances. I really, really like my job and I occasionally find myself sharing stories about peoÂŹple I help throughout the day or interesting speakers and events that the library hosts. No matter how many stories I tell, there seem to be endless instances when my friends hear something new to them. A few examples:
You can access the online Consumer Reports product rating guides for free with your library card.
Itâs Groundhog Day and Donald Trump endorses Mitt âI Never Worry About The Poorâ any day in the USofA Romney.
Iâm so excitedâŠI think itâs time for a nap.
Let me write thisâŠveryâŠslowlyâŠforâŠyouâŠPunxsutawney Phil has absolutely no credibilityâshadow or no shadow. Itâs kind of like the Three Stooges (maybe four) who are running for the Republican nomination for President.
Itâs time once again for youthful area thespians to hone their theatrics and have a good time doing it.
Auditions will be held for the Missoula Children's Theatre original adaptation of King Arthurâs Quest on Monday, Jan. 30, from 3:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. at the Colville High School (CHS) auditorium.
Approximately 50 students, grades K-12, will be cast to appear in the show. No advanced preparation is necessary and all interested students are encouraged to audition.
The Colville Dance Club is offering Country Two-Step lessons every Tuesday in February. Scott Hunt and Laurie Mayer from Alaska will be teaching.
Lessons start promptly at 6:30 p.m. for beginners and 7:40 p.m. for advanced. Donations are $6 for adults and $4 for students.
The Valentineâs Dance will be Saturday, Feb. 11. Line dance lessons with Fred from 6 to 7 p.m., then the famous DJ Duo Fred and Rhonda Berger will be playing favorite songs to dance West Coast, East Coast, Cha Cha, Tango, Waltz, Rumba, Foxtrot, Country Two Step, line dancing, Night Club Two Step, Salsa and more.
A new venture, the Upper Columbia Volunteer Center, is finally ready to take off with the help of the Volunteer Centers of Washington. A grant of $10,000 of Volunteer Generation Funds was awarded to the Upper Columbia Volunteer Center to help with start-up costs, equipment and outreach.
Is your pet a ham in front of a camera? Or do you just have a great shot of your favorite animal? Capture their wackiest moments on film and we will put the first 54 photos on a deck of playing cards! So hurry in today. Winning photos will be published in the Statesman-Examiner on March 14. Grand Prize: $100.
Send your entry and entry form to:
Attn: Pet photo contest
P.O. Box 271
Colville, WA 99114
The cost of entering the contest is $8 per photo. All entries must be received by March 1, 2012.
Motorists and Colville residents will see a change in their travel plans this coming spring when the City of Colville begins the 3rd Avenue project in an effort to increase the efficiency of truck traffic from Highway 20 to the truck route on Railroad Avenue. âThis will help to provide an efficient flow of truck traffic to the mill (Vaagen Brothers Lumber) and Colmac Coil,â explained City of Colville Municipal Services Administrator, Eric Durpos.
With the 3rd Avenue Project in the works (see accompanying story in this weekâs S-E), it would seem that the City of Colville has its plate full, as it also prepares to send the Elm Street Project out to bid at the end of the month. The Elm Street Project consists of reconstructing Elm Street from Dominion Avenue all the way to 1st Avenue, encompassing approximately 2,000 feet of street, according to City of Colville Municipal Services Administrator Eric Durpos.
The House of Music on Colvilleâs Main Street has survived and thrived for over 30 years, and thatâs no small feat for any small town business in this day and age.
âOur strength has always been in quality and customer service,â says owner Ryke Dahlen, who bought the business from Gene and Margaret Graham with his father, Ivar Dahlen, in 1978.
The House of Music currently consists of three main departments, including a full-line music store featuring acoustic and electric instruments from Yamaha, Fender and Ibanez (to name a few).
Following a public meeting that announced how Stevens County law enforcement is planning to respond to wolf kills, the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has offered to help train local deputies on recognizing wolf depredation.
The offer was made after a county plan was vocalized to provide response and investigation of wolf complaints in the county, much like the current system in Wallowa County, Oregon.