January 6th, 2015
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Colville dropped a pair of games at last weekâ€™s West Valley Holiday Tournament.
Colville played Okanogan for the second time in a week, falling 65-49 to the Bulldogs. That was a marked improvement from the first meeting between the two teams.
The Indians also fell to Tonasket, 68-58.
The Indians, who have won only once to date in a difficult December, travel to Medical Lake on Tuesday and return home Friday to host Freeman. Both games are scheduled for 5:45 p.m. starts.
Kettle Fallsâ€™ poor second half added up to a Northeast 2B girlâ€™s basketball loss at Ritzville High School to Lind-Ritzville/Sprague last Saturday night.
The Lady Bulldogs (4-6) led the Broncos (7-1) with about one-minute left in the first half before the host team went on a run that continued into the second half. LRS outscored Kettle Falls 36-15 in the second half en route to a 51-36 win.
Jenna Barrett scored 21 points and pulled down eight rebounds for the Broncos. Peyton Curtis added 13 points and Tessa Jantz chipped in with 11.
Now at a local movie theater near you: beer and wine.
A bill approved by the Washington State House of Representatives in 2013 made it legal for movie theaters to sell wine and beer to patrons 21 and over. It also allows small venues that serve food to sell hard alcohol.
The Alpine Theater in Colville filed their application to serve beer and wine with the Washington State Liquor Control Board last September. The Colville business was approved in October 2014 and began selling alcohol about three weeks ago, according to owner Steve Wisner.
Carolina (8-8-1) 27 vs
Arizona (11-6) 16
Bowen Asher David Schumacher was born 6:33 a.m. January 1, 2015 at Providence Mount Carmel Hospital, making him the Statesman-Examinerâ€™s First Baby of the Year. His parents are Lacey and Colton Schumacher of Ferry County. At birth he was 8 lbs., 6 ounces and 20.5 inches long. Bowen joins an older brother, Aidan, who is three-years-old. Bowen and his parents received a plethora of gifts in a red flyer wagon from Providence Mount Carmel, as well as a bag of goodies and gift certificates from local businesses.
December 31st, 2014
Deborah Colleen Rarrick, a 20-year resident of Colville, passed away on Dec. 26, 2014 in Spokane at the age of 45. Deb was born on May 20, 1969 in Tigard, Oregon, the daughter of Terry and Gail (Robinson) Swagerty.
Deb attended grade school in Kettle Falls, and later moved with her family to Nebraska, where she graduated from Papillion-LaVista High School in 1987.
Janice Starr Estelle passed away peacefully on Dec. 20, 2014. She was born on Jan.4, 1934 to Richard and Starr (Arvasen) Snyder in Santa Monica, CA.
Richard LaVerne Page of Addy is home for Christmas, having passed into the presence of his loving Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Dec. 19, 2014 from Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center.
Richard was born on Oct. 7, 1931 in Yorba Linda, CA, to LaVerne and Mary (Cox) Page. After graduating from high school, he joined and honorably served in the United States Navy from 1950 to 1954.
For most of his life, Richard owned and operated his own business that specialized in golf course construction. He worked alongside such golfing legends as Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer.
Considering he was a medic, Sergeant First Class Wyatt Goldsmith probably wouldnâ€™t mind having a medical building named after him. Not that he would personally seek or demand the honor, but it seems an appropriate dedication to a man who made the consideration of otherâ€™s well-being one of the top priorities in his all too short life.
Goldsmith, a member of the United States Armyâ€™s Special Forces, was killed while serving as a combat medic in the Helmund Province of Afghanistan with Company A, 3rd Batallion Special Forces ODA 1314 in July 2011.
He was 28-years-old.