Defending NE 2B champs hope to get on field this week
Donâ€™t talk to Kettle Falls High softball coach Amy Owens and her team about the effects of Global Warming. As far as Owens and the Lady Bulldogs are concerned, it has been pretty much the return of the ice age.
Welcome to Northeast Washington, spring sports and all those â€śliquidâ€ť schedules.
As of this writing, KFHS still hadnâ€™t been able to get on their field because of the snow, ice and water. No, donâ€™t talk about infield dirt. Owens and her girls are still looking at mud.
Nobody said it would be easy. And to answer that one rhetorically, it never is.
But 72-year-old Bob Jones of Kettle Falls and his son-in-law, Josh Rindal, made it to Nome, Alaska and the end of the fabled Iditarod Sled Dog Race last weekend.
From birth, William â€śBillâ€ť Vanis Bacon lived the cowboy life. One of nine children, he was born in Oklahoma, July 25, 1925, to Willy Alonza and Atoka (Harris) Bacon, and passed away in Colville on Sunday March 11, 2012. The 1920s and 1930s were hard times in our country and, after ranching in Oklahoma dried up, the kids were loaded into the back of a flatbed truck and they headed West, eventually settling on a ranch in Ellensburg by the mid-1930s.
Leona Mae Sandvig, a resident of Inchelium, passed away on March 12, 2012 in Inchelium at the age of 72. Leona was born on April 25, 1939 in Wilbur, the daughter of Oscar Truman and Erma Mae (Gent) Lindstrom.
Leona moved with her family to Republic, where she began completed first grade. In her early years, Leona lost her father to a tragic truck accident. Her mother later remarried James â€śJimâ€ť Hamilton and he embraced the role as â€śDadâ€ť for Leona and her sisters. Their family then moved to Inchelium.
Brandon Gene Harshbarger, 31, of Colville, went to be with the Lord, on March 14, 2012. Brandon was born in Tacoma on October 27, 1980, the son of Travis Harshbarger and Cathrine Hayes.
Brandon attended the South Kitsap High School and received his GED through the Job Corps. He spent his adult life in Colville and Spokane where he met his soulmate, Kimberly Rounds. He worked at Travis Pattern, Hearth and Home and Pantrol.
For those who havenâ€™t had their pets updated on rabies vaccinations, or who have just skipped the shots entirely, now is the time to think about scheduling that appointment with the veterinarian.
Handed down from the Washington State Board of Health last year, WAC 246-100-197 requires pet owners of dogs, cats and ferrets to receive up-to-date rabies vaccinations beginning Jan.1, 2012.
The comical play â€śCharles Picket and the Great Unknownâ€™ will be performed at the Kettle River Grange throughout the month of April. Written by Caitlyn Aubertin and directed by Sandra Walsh, the plot revolves around the unlikely and hilarious face-off between mobsters and hillbillies.
Performances are April 13 and 14 at 7 p.m., April 15 at 2 p.m., April 18 (family night) at 7 p.m., April 20 at 7 p.m., April 21 (dinner theatre) at 6 p.m. and April 22 at 2 p.m.
For more information, look in future issues of the S-E or call Diane Lamberson at 684-1163.