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Sarah Haney (pictured) is the winner of the 2013 Capitol Christmas Tree art contest. The 16-year-old Panorama Alternative School student won the grand prize and the $1,000 that goes with it. She also collected $200 as the Youth category winner. The contest was co-sponsored by The U.S. Forest Service and the non-profit Choose Outdoors from Colorado. The art contest was open to all residents of the home state where this yearâ€™s Capitol Christmas Tree was provided (the 88-foot Engelmann Spruce came from the Colville National Forest in Pend Oreille County).
Contrary to popular belief, Santa Clausâ€™s elves can most likely be found at the Carpenterâ€™s Union Hall No. 1136 in Kettle Falls, as opposed to the icy climbs of the North Pole. Judy Davis and her small, but loyal group of volunteers are back at it again, resurrecting Operation Santa (OS) for the Christmas season.
Operation Santa is a non-profit group that collects and accepts donations of new and gently used toys, clothing, household items and other wares, then sets up shop in the union hall in December to distribute items to area famiÂ¬lies in need of a merry Christmas.
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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.