March 5th, 2013
The Statesman-Examiner is looking for photos of the Panorama Land area (Stevens, Ferry and Pend Oreille Counties). We want photos of area events, wildlife, landscapes, landmarks or other Panorama Land photos you would like to share. All entries must be received by Friday, April 12. Grand Prize is $150, 1st place is $75, 2nd place is $50 and 3rd place is $25. Entry fee is only .25 cents per photo or five for $1. Entries are limited to 10 pictures per person. Winners will be published in the S-E.
Drum roll, please! The first place winner of the Stevens County Best Burger Contest is The Sportman's Bar and Grill (Sporty's) in Chewelah. Second place is Arden 1 Stop, followed by Lovitt Restaurant in Colville. Look for our winners' featured articles in upcoming editions of the Statesman-Examiner, starting with Sporty's on March 6! The S-E would like to say a big "Thank you" to all of the area businesses that chose to participate in this year's contest. We appreciate you all, and we're fortunate to live in a community where we can all come together in the spirit of competition and have fun.
Art isnât just for children or aspiring Monet types. Colville resident Willow Rosales shares her skills as print maker and mixed media talent in non-credit classes at Spokane Community Collegeâs Colville Center. A 2005 graduate of Fairhaven College in Bellingham, Rosales taught printmaking workshops at the college until 2010. She came back to Stevens County a couple of years ago with her husband and fellow artist, Chris, to be closer to family (her parents own Quillisascut Farms in Rice).
Tell us about the non-credit classes you will be teaching.
Lawrence âLarryâ Eugene Meilander passed away on Feb.11, 2013 in Colville.
Â Larry was born in Ellensburg on April 2, 1944 to George Nicholas and Helen A. Pfaff
Â Meilander.Â He attended Lourdes Academy and Ellensburg High School before enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corp in December 1962.Â He trained at Camp Pendleton prior to being deployed to Vietnam.Â Larry was always a Marine.Â On his return home, he lived in Curlew and Inchelium Â before returning to Ellensburg.Â
He married Betty Anderson on Nov. 18, 1978.Â Jenny was born in 1979 and Nicholas in 1983.Â
Randy Novakovich passed away Feb. 21, 2013. He was born Feb. 7, 1948 in Sheridan,
Wyoming. He and his family moved to Spokane when he was three-years-old and then to Colville in the summer of 1961.
He quickly settled into life, enjoying the city park and pool and Junior High School.
He was a superior athlete competing at Colville High School: football (two years as a member of undefeated CHS teams), basketball, the state tournament team and track participation in the Class A State meet in 1966.
Lorene Driskill, a longtime resident of Kettle Falls, passed away on Feb. 15, 2013. She was born to Ferman Ledford and Orlena McCormic on April 2, 1938 in Batesville, AR.
Lorene was raised and attended school in Monroe. Later, she earned her certificate for Executive SecreÂŹtary/Bookkeeper. Life introduced her to John Driskill and they were wed on March 5, 1956 in Goldbar.
Floyd Dwayne Pitts, a longtime resident of Colville, passed away on Feb. 21, 2013 in Colville at the age of 86. Floyd was born on Dec. 25, 1926 in Valley, the son of Jessie and Alice (Nile) Pitts.
Husband and wife team Dirk Boswell and Michelle Leeâs trip to Pakistan almost didnât happen. Between the aggravating visa process and attacks by the Taliban in the southern part of the country, the 12-day visit seemed like a plan that might never materialize.
However, at the last minute, after Boswell and Lee had been told at the Los Angeles consulate that it would take two to three months to get their visas, Michelle received an email from a contact in Pakistan that said their applications had been approved.
The black little dog, of Scottish Terrier descent, stood up on his back legs with his front two paws pressed against the bars of his kennel. His shaggy hair fell over his eyes and his pink tongue stuck out in a cheerful grin. If he was a person, you would think he was smiling. Perhaps, he was grinning because he was finally being reunited with his owners after three months of separation.
âHello, Charlie,â said the Animal Control officer. She opened the door and pushed him off her green uniform, as he jumped up on her legs in greeting. This was Charlie's day.
Othello wins 2A, DP comes up short
BY CHRIS COWBROUGH
S-E Sports Editor
Colville Highâs Chandler Knight (182) finished third at Friday and Saturdayâs XXV Mat Classic at the Tacoma Dome to help lead the Indians to a ninth place finish (52.5 points).
Teammate Trenton Welton finished fifth at 138 pounds and Colvilleâs 152-pound standout, Tanner Smith, capped a stellar high school career with a sixth place finish.
The Indiansâ Grady Nelson (132), Ian Cox (138) and Ryley Smith (152) did not place.