November 18th, 2014
A few hold onto promise
The recent community forum hosted by the Colville School Board filled the Colville High School auditorium with concerned parents, district employees, and other members of the community who took the time to articulate their opinions and perspectives on the action item to contract Interim Superintendent Pete Lewis as the permanent superintendent and skip an expensive superintendent search altogether.
Our beloved Elaine M. Porter-Cole, 69, went in peace to Jesus, our Lord on Nov. 8, 2014 surrounded by her family in love and spirit at the Spokane Hospice House.
James Buckley â€śJBâ€ť Richardson, 91, most recently of Sweetwater, TN, passed quietly into the presence of his Lord Oct. 10, 2014 at Wood Presbyterian Home, Sweetwater.
He was predeceased in 2006 by his wife of 62 years, E. Marzella.
He is survived by son, Larry and wife Sarah, Colombia, South America; son, David and wife Barb, Ecuador, South America; daughter, Janet Brewington, Edwall; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Mary Elizabeth Rhodes Gallinger, passed away peaceÂfully on Nov. 10, 2014 at Buena Vista Nursing home in Colville at the age of 91. She was born on Jan. 12, 1923 to Louis and Edna Garton Rhodes, in Coulee City.
She graduated from Coulee City High School and atÂtended Business School in Everett. On her return to Coulee City area, she went to work at Grand Coulee Dam as one of the first feÂmale timekeepers.
David Earl Wyatt was born April 4, 1935 to Carl and Mae Wyatt. He passed away on Nov. 7, 2014.
Survivors include one son, David W. Wyatt.
He was born in Bend, OR, and was preceded in death by his five brothers, Carl, Oscar, Robert, Phillip and James.
He is survived by his sister, Alice Balderston, and by many nieces and nephews that loved him.
He lived in Colville for many years. He will be very much missed by family and friends.
Election to be
certified Nov. 25
As results for the Nov. 4 GenÂeral Election rolled in last week, it became clear that incumbents could breathe a sigh of relief, if they worked up a sweat at all about keeping their respective elected seats. Though some races were close, the majority of Stevens Count voters tended to go with whom they knew.
Of the 28,573 ballots that were sent out to registered votÂers by the Stevens County DeÂpartment of Elections, 10,287 had been counted as of last FriÂday morning.
The City of Colville is looking at possibly moving the Colville Police Department to a different location. In this case, the former United States Border Patrol office at 209 E Juniper Ave., adjacent to the Spokane Community Colleges Colville Center and behind South Main Restaurant.
According to Interim Mayor Pro-Tempore Lou Janke, nothing is official yet. Rural Resources Community Action is first in line to potentially convert the building into a menâ€™s shelter, if it meets their needs.
Jackie Edward Parker was born May 22, 1928 on a family farm near Spangle to Noel and Helen Parker. When Jack was three-years-old, he moved to Spokane with his mom and dad. He attended Lewis & Clark High School in Spokane.
Jack entered military service in 1945. He was stationed in Germany at the end of WWII and then stationed in Texas. He returned to Spokane for a short time and while home, he met his wife, Myrtle Moline, on a fishing trip with friends at Deer Lake. Jack and Myrtle enjoyed service life and traveled to faraway places like England and Puerto Rico.
Anita Louise Nicholas, 63, longtime Warden resident, passed away Oct. 31, 2014 at home surrounded by her loving family.Â Â Inurnment will be at Guarding Angels Cemetery, Moses Lake.Â Â Â Please sign the online guestbook or leave a note for the family atÂ Â www.kayserschapel.comÂ Â Â Â Arrangements are in care of Kayserâ€™s Chapel and Crematory, Moses Lake.