October 17th, 2013
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.
The recent passage of Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1341, which became effective July 28, 2013, places Washington among just a few states who have instituted a policy of reimÂ¬bursement to persons who have been wrongfully convicted of crimes who are later vindicated.
A local Ferry County-based company is spearheading an online event to bring career experts from around the country with former military personnel who have successfully transitioned to the civilian workforce -- together providing critical tools, advice, and insights for newly transitioning veterans.
These experts and vets are part of the sixth annual Job Action Day, which takes place Monday, Nov. 4. The virtual event is hosted by Quintessential Careers, one of the most comprehensive career sites on the Web.
Tiana Berkeley knows what she wants and her apparently quiet, but steadfast persistence gets her just that. So when she asked her parents to let her try her hand at stock car racing two years ago, she wasnâ€™t prepared to take no for an answer.
â€śI just figured she would get out there, get dirty and not enjoy it, because itâ€™s pretty rough,â€ť says her mother, Holly Berkeley. â€śBut when she got out there (on the track) she was enjoying it so much, and to see her big smile when she got out of the carâ€¦she loves it. Iâ€™ve never seen her so passionate about anything else.â€ť
Royce Allen Osborn, 59, of Phoenix, Arizona, went to Heaven October 1, 2013.
He was born in Orient to Buryl Osborn and the late Bonnie Hotchkiss July 2, 1954.
Royce graduated from Kettle Falls High School (class of 1972) and went on to receive his Associateâ€™s Degree from DeVry Institute (class of 1975) in Phoenix. He was married to Edith Dale Osborn on Dec. 4, 1993.
Sam Shuhda (age 87) passed away Oct. 6, 2013. He was born on Sept. 19, 1926, in Brooklyn, NY. Sam was the fourth of six children born to Habib and Regina Shuhda, immigrants from Syria and Lebanon.
lead the way
Last Wednesday afternoon, Colville hosted both the East Valley Knights and Clarkston Bantams in a Great Northern League double duel cross- country race at Dominion Meadows Golf Course, arguably the best location in the Great Northern League.
The CHS harriers entered competition as decisive underdogs. By the end of the day, that designation was in serious question as the Indians ran what coach Dean Fischer called their best team effort of the season.
hold late lead
The Chewelah Cougars broke into the win column last Friday night with a come from behind 13-12 victory over Northeast A League rival, Kettle Falls.
While the Cougars didnâ€™t play their best game, they did enough on both sides of the ball to earn their first win of the season. That was good enough for head coach Jim Fisk, whose mostly inexperienced team has struggled this fall.
â€śI would have liked to see us play better, but I canâ€™t complain,â€ť Fisk said. â€śOffensively, we did what we had to do--thatâ€™s what counts.â€ť
class for Keating
Colville High senior Matt Hubbard has made an oral commitment to play for coach Kerry Keatingâ€™s Santa Clara Broncos.
The 6-9 Hubbard, an All-Great Northern League and Northeast A League pick his first three years at CHS and the teamâ€™s leading scorer and rebounder all three seasons, says heâ€™s excited to be heading to the West Coast Conference school.
â€śIt feels so good to have gotten through the whole recruiting process,â€ť one of the top prep players in the Northwest said last week. â€śIt was pretty stressful toward the end of it.â€ť