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Smoke blankets the house on 3rd Avenue in Colville as the Colville Fire Department Fire District No. 3 firefighters take their positions around the structure.
Many Americans spent last Monday, which also happened to be Veteransâ€™ Day, honoring the United States Military servicemen and women, but the Scouts of Troops 921 and 959, along with one Cub Scout from Pack 904, went a step further.
The Colville Elks Lodge no. 1753 is back in business, or will be on Wednesday, Nov. 13 when the lodge officially re-opens.
BPOE No. 1753, a fixture in the Colville valley for more than 80 years, has retained its charter with a new slated of officers, led by newly anointed Exalted Ruler, Ryke Dahlen.
The national Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks suspended the charter of the Colville lodge in late September. The edict was signed by Elks Grand Exalted Ruler Millard Pickering and was approved at the local level by Grand Trustees and local lodge state sponsor, Roger True.
In the art world, it can be a challenge to strike a fine balance between expressing warmth without being sacchaÂ¬rine, or love without seeming schmaltzy.
Laurie Craft, 54, not only pulls it off, but excels at it through her multihued collages, which convey her affection for her family and friends. Perhaps itâ€™s because she isnâ€™t trying to send a message and doesnâ€™t consider herself to be an artist that her pieces have such a joyous effect on the viewer.
When it comes to bagging groceries, Super 1 Foods (part of Rosauers Inc.) courtesy clerk David Tochinskiy has his own uniqueâ€”and eminently effectiveâ€”game plan. That game plan served the teenager well on Oct. 22 when he won the Washington Food Industry Associationâ€™s â€śBest Baggerâ€ť state championship at the Red Lion Hotel at the Park in Spokane.
Commander Gary Sheehan of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post No. 6963 has announced the kick-off of the 67th year of the VFW and its Ladies Auxiliary Scholarship Competition.
Local high school students have the opportunity to complete for thousands of dollars in scholarships and a trip to Washington, D.C. Local junior high students and students in grades three through five also have the opportunity to complete locally for monetary prizes.
Students begin by competing at the local post level with a deadline of Nov. 1.
The cold weather season is fast approaching and the Colville Warming Center is getting ready to open its doors for the winter. After finding a permanent home in the lower level of the American Legion Hall, the Warming Center has gone through some changes to make this year a success. The center has had a facelift and new energy has been infused into the project. Additional volunteers are needed to extend a generous hand for those who are homeless in the community.
The recent passage of Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1341, which became effective July 28, 2013, places Washington among just a few states who have instituted a policy of reimÂ¬bursement to persons who have been wrongfully convicted of crimes who are later vindicated.
A local Ferry County-based company is spearheading an online event to bring career experts from around the country with former military personnel who have successfully transitioned to the civilian workforce -- together providing critical tools, advice, and insights for newly transitioning veterans.
These experts and vets are part of the sixth annual Job Action Day, which takes place Monday, Nov. 4. The virtual event is hosted by Quintessential Careers, one of the most comprehensive career sites on the Web.
Tiana Berkeley knows what she wants and her apparently quiet, but steadfast persistence gets her just that. So when she asked her parents to let her try her hand at stock car racing two years ago, she wasnâ€™t prepared to take no for an answer.
â€śI just figured she would get out there, get dirty and not enjoy it, because itâ€™s pretty rough,â€ť says her mother, Holly Berkeley. â€śBut when she got out there (on the track) she was enjoying it so much, and to see her big smile when she got out of the carâ€¦she loves it. Iâ€™ve never seen her so passionate about anything else.â€ť