April 17th, 2012
HALDON L. âSLIMâ HOLFORD, 85, Morton, WA, died Tuesday, April 3, at Morton General Hospital, Morton, WA. A Graveside Service was held 2 p.m. Friday, April 13, at Meyers Falls Cemetery, Kettle Falls, WA. Services were under the direction of Brown Mortuary, Morton.
Emily Gladys Knapp passed away on the evening of Good Friday, April 6, 2012 in Olympia, WA at age 96, due to complications that arose waiting for treatment of a compression fracture. She was a 66 year resident of Colville, Washington and loved her town.
Elsie Agnes Hazel Jamieson Grant, born in Colville Oct. 10, 1920, passed away April 5, 2012, at the age of 91 in Richland, where a memorial gathering was held. She was the only daughter of Scottish immigrant parents, Gavin Waddell Jamieson (1877-1952) and Mary Aitken Potter Jamieson (1875-1961), who came to Rice in 1909, via South Africa, and was the sister of the late Donald Jamieson (1908-1989) of Colville.
Alvin James Girdner, a resident of Colville, passed away on April 12, 2012 in Colville at the age of 82. Alvin was born on January 28, 1930 in Bernice, OK, the son of Alex Louis and Susie Evelyn (Evans) Girdner.
Almeda Rose Davis was born August 24, 1952 to Donald Deck and Rose Ann (Martin) Deck of Tacoma. As a newborn she lived in Yelm, WA. with grandpa Jim and Nanny. At the age of two, she was adopted by Leland Gardner. As a young adult, she married Tom Waters and was blessed with a son, Kahle. Almeda later married Manford James (Jim) Davis on August 24, 1985 on the Davisâ family property in Montesano, WA. Over time they were also blessed with two boys: Paden and Colton.
John Robert Pickett was born June 24, 1941 and passed away April 10, 2012. John was born and raised in Pocatello, Idaho. His family moved to Portland for his junior high and high school years. After graduation John served in the United States Coast Guard. Throughout his life, John had several jobs including logging, working at Safeway, selling tractors, and as a security guard.
Players sought for
second year league
Bambino Baseball Buddy Ball will embark on its second season in Colville next month.
The league for special needs youngsters got its impetus last spring with seven players. This spring, coordinators Heather and Brandon Judd hope to sign up 15 youngsters for this unique and rewarding program.
The Colville Kiwanis Club-sponsored Little League supports the program and has reserved field space for Bambino Buddy Ball, which is a division of Babe Ruth Baseball.
Chewelahâs baseball team finally got to spend some time on the diamond this past week, playing five games since last Monday. So it goes when the early spring has been uncommonly wet and inclement.
Jenkins High School head coach Luke Jeanneret isnât too worried about all the games in a short, quick stretch. Jeanneret figures his pitching is deep enough and able to take the wear and tear so many games can put on a staff.
HALDON L. âSLIMâ HOLFORD, 85, Morton, WA, died Tuesday, April 3, at Morton General Hospital, Morton, WA. A Graveside Service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, April 13, at Meyers Falls Cemetery, Kettle Falls, WA. Services are under the direction of Brown Mortuary, Morton.
Though the phrase is âIn like a lion, out like a lamb,â there was nothing docile about the month of Marchâs exit, as significant rainfall broke records in the Colville Valley.
As of Saturday, March 31, the area had received 4.25 inches of rain for the month of March, exceeding the old record of 3.55 inches in 1987.
âItâs a weather occurrence of note, but it is that time of year,â says Meteorologist John Livingston of the National Weather Service Office in Spokane. âWe had a dry winter for the 2011-2012 season and it looks like the wet weather is just starting to kick in.â