July 9th, 2013
Occasionally, in a medium that thrives off less than exultant news and tends to revel in the negative, a story comes along that reaffirms that on some occasions, everything can turn out all right in the end.
Carefree Hair Salon and its owner, Jill Woodward, is one of those stories.
It didnâ€™t look that way several months ago when a representative from Big R informed Woodward that the corporation was ending Carefreeâ€™s lease, and the long-time salon would have to relocate. The store has plans to expand and said that it needed the space Carefree is occupying.
Ronald George â€śJackâ€ť Sly, a lifelong resident of Kettle Falls, passed away on June 24, 2013 in Kettle Falls. Jack was born on Jan. 28, 1937 in Republic, the son of Gordon Lester and Wanda Fern (Reed) Sly.
Who is Robert Vinson? Some people knew the former Colville resident, and the legacy of community involvement left by his parents, Otto Floyd and Myrtie Vinson.
Whether you knew him or not, the Vinson name will always be synonymous with generosity in Colville. After his death in West Los Angeles on Nov. 18, 2012, at the age of 90, Robert Vinson left $650,000 to be distributed among various community organizations, clubs and the City of Colville.
Wayne M. Keeney of Colville passed away on June 18, 2013 at the age of 85. His wife of 59 years, Elna G. Keeney (Andy), preceded him in death in 2007. One surviving sibling is Betty Lou Irwin of Carriere, MS. Surviving sons are Wayne D. Keeney of Colville and Dave Keeney of Gulfport, MS. Grandchildren include Tim Tommerup of Lincoln, NE; Douglas Keeney of Colville; Adrianne Keeney of Denver, CO. and Aaron Keeney of Gulfport, MS. Great-grandchildren are Ty, Devin and Emmie Tommerup of Lincoln, NE.
Wade Jeffrey Holland, a lifetime resident of the Kettle Falls and Colville communities, passed away on June 16, 2013 at the age of 35. Wade was born on August 6, 1977 in Yakima, the son of Marvin James and Linda Sue (Lickfold) Holland.
Ronald Lee Holland passed away in Colville on June 16, 2013. He was born the son of James Allen and Laura Mary (Cooper) Holland on June 29, 1961 in Colville. Ron atÂ¬tended and graduated from Kettle Falls High School, Class of 1979. Following high school, Ron was employed by Northwest Wood Products in Kettle Falls. In 2002, Ron changed careers and went to work for United Parcel Service.
Friends of Larch Harris are getting together for a memorial and potluck on Sunday, June 30 at the Kagel Shelter in Colville Park at 1 p.m. Anyone who knew him is invited to attend the memorial and bring a food dish to share.
Last week, Lech Radzimski, Ken Tyndal and I attended the Washington State Prosecutors Association meetings and trainÂ¬ing in Chelan. I attended the membership meeting, which all prosecuting attorneys in the state attend, and then joined the deputies for training sessions on various topics. We were briefed on some of the legislation that comes into effect on July 28, 2013.
Here is a brief sample of some of the changes in our criminal laws:
1009-Chapter 89 -- Allows retailer to sell liquor through self-checkout lanes, as long as an employee verifies age during the checkout.