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Articles from the April 25, 2012 edition

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 Obituaries    April 25, 2012

Rickey Lynn Louie-Burris

Rickey Lynn Louie-Burris, who entered into this world on August 4, 1996, in Spokane, Washington, the daughter of Richard W. Burris and M. Lynn Louie, unexpectedly left us all on Wednesday, Apr. 18,...

 
 News    April 25, 2012

Earthy work

Dakota Parish stands by his grass growing project in Center Elementary’s library last week during the school’s Earth Day recognition time. Second graders in Shamra Steffler’s and Alisa Lind’s...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    April 25, 2012

Girl dies in car accident

A teenage girl was killed in a car accident last week near Nespelem. Rickey Lynn Louie-Burris, 15, a sophomore at Lake Roosevelt High School, died last Wednesday evening in a one-car accident on Gold...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 25, 2012

State auditor blasts city

The city of Grand Coulee received a scathing audit finding from the State Auditor’s Office for the calendar years 2009 and 2010. The SAO reported in audit findings released Monday that the city had overspent its budget by more than $400,000 in 2009...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    April 25, 2012

Man contends Coulee Dam overcharging Elmer City

A man who has had a running battle with the town of Coulee Dam over water charges, appeared at Elmer City’s last town council meeting, charging that the town there is being overcharged by Coulee Dam for its sewer service. Greg Wilder brought...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    April 25, 2012

Cleanup discussion gets heated and personal

Comments from residents of Burdin Boulevard turned personal as a number of people addressed the Grand Coulee City Council April 17. Mel Toulou Sr., took issue with Becky Billups, who had attended two previous council meetings to tell members that...

 
 News    April 25, 2012

Newsbriefs

Meeting on new school The Grand Coulee Dam School District will hold a meeting to update patrons on the new K-12 facility project on Thursday, April 26 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Coulee Dam Community Church. Phone lines cut Police found that a phone out...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    April 25, 2012

Shred your documents for free

Paul Gauron owns a document shredding business, United Data Security, out of Spokane. His firm will be set up Saturday, April 28, at Strate Funeral Home, from 9-1 p.m., to shred your documents, courtesy of the Grand Coulee Dam Rotary Club and as part...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    April 25, 2012

Coroner: woman died of overdose

The cause of a 42-year-old Grand Coulee woman’s death in February was an overdose of methamphetamine, the Grant County coroner said this week. Jamie Breckenridge was found dead along SR-174 near Spokane Way on Feb.12. Grant County Coroner Craig...

 
 News    April 25, 2012

Anonymous donor pledges a match for seniors

An anonymous donor is pledging to match donations up to $250 to help raise money for the Grand Coulee and Coulee City Meals Programs. The match means your $1 contribution could become $2. Donations should be made payable to: Grand Coulee/Coulee City...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    April 25, 2012

Earth Day event promises fun for all

There’s going to be a little bit for everyone at Electric City’s second annual Earth Day this Saturday. While the program is geared for kids, there’s a little bit of kid in all of us, so you better show up and have a little fun. Probably one...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 25, 2012

Music maker retires

Bonnie Wendt, who has taught piano in the area for generations, presented her last class in recital Sunday at the Coulee Dam Community Church, more than 50 years after giving her first lesson at the...

 
 Opinion    April 25, 2012

We need to take back our town

Is it right that we should be told how we use our land? Don’t we have a constitutional right to personal property? Is it really necessary for them to force these new ordinances on us? Why are they disrupting our friendly little town and causing tur...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    April 25, 2012

Limits

It’s tough to know when to give up. As a society, we’ve recognized that every young person who fails to make it through our school system is much more likely to cause more problems for us all...

 
 By Susan Shaer    Opinion    April 25, 2012

Scrutinize the Pentagon budget

As budget chair for the House of Representatives, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) is “The Man.” President Obama presented his budget, and Ryan has announced his. Dueling budgets. Under the Ryan budget, even if you’re part of the infamous 1%, your...

 
 By Jes Utz    Opinion    April 25, 2012

A walk around town, 20 years ago

As I drove around the area recently, I started reminiscing of growing up in the area, and looking at some of the empty buildings kicked up some old memories. Why have there been businesses come and go and so many empty buildings decorate our...

 
 Opinion    April 25, 2012

Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago The sun begins to set and a chilly wind cuts the air. Suddenly a small gate springs open and out sprints a small brown and white calf. Shane Proctor thunders out after the calf on a large horse with a lasso raised above his head, determ...

 
 People    April 25, 2012

Francis/Jorgensen to exchange vows

Landon Avery is pleased to announce the forthcoming marriage of his parents Amber L. Francis and Branden D. Jorgensen. Amber is the daughter of Brenda Francis of Grand Coulee and is employed at the...

 
 People    April 25, 2012

Reyes/Picking united in marriage

Carey L. Reyes and Rodney J. Picking were united in marriage on Saturday, April 21, 2012, at the Hitching Post in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The bride is the daughter of Gary and Andrean Reyes of Elk...

 
 Community    April 25, 2012

Dedicating organ at Zion Lutheran

Zion Lutheran Church in Grand Coulee recently purchased and installed a new organ with some memorial gifts. It will be dedicated Sunday, April 29, at the regular worship. The members look forward to the improved sound as the church celebrates its...

 
 Births    April 25, 2012

It's a boy for Kruse/Tupling

Cassie Krus and Ricard Tupling are proud to announce the birth of their son Westley Lucas Tupling on Friday, Apr. 6, 2012, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 8 lbs., 15 oz. and was 21 inches in length at birth....

 
 Births    April 25, 2012

Lanni/Stanger have a girl

Shyanna Lanni and Mark Stanger of Omak, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Tanaeya Alexus Stanger on Monday, Apr. 9, 2012, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 7 lbs., 4 oz. and was 20 inches in length at birth....

 
 Births    April 25, 2012

It's a boy for the Hardings

Seth and Jessie Harding of Wilbur, are proud to announce the birth of their son Ethan Hunter Harding on Friday, Apr. 13, 2012, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 7 lbs., 3 oz., and was 20 inches in length at birth. Sibling includes...

 
 Community    April 25, 2012

DAV van in area May 9

Disabled American Veterans mobile service van will be here from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Wednesday, May 9, at North Cascades National Bank, 608 Midway Ave., Grand Coulee. This is a free service not just for those members of the DAV. Bring claim number,...

 
 Births    April 25, 2012

Smisken/Stanger have a girl

Tanisha Smiskin and Alan Stanger Sr., of Nespelem, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Myalove Jean Stanger on Saturday, Apr. 14, 2012, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 6 lbs., 6 oz., and was 21 inches in length at...

 
 Community    April 25, 2012

New Grief Support Group meets

Anyone in the community experiencing the loss of a loved one is invited to come and share support! The next meeting will be held Thursday, April 26, at 10:30 a.m., at Coulee Dam Community Church and will meet every week after.  Call 633-1790 for...

 
 Community    April 25, 2012

Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon on Thursday, April 26, at Pepper Jack’s Bar and Grille. On the agenda is Colorama. Lincoln County Fire Dist. 9 to Meet Lincoln County Fire District 9 will hold its regular meeting on...

 
 Community    April 25, 2012

Lions roar for Raider baseball

The Lions Club presents a check for $500 to the Raider baseball team Friday. The money will be used to pay for equipment. The team held a hit-a-thon fund raiser recently for new bases, field dirt and...

 
 Community    April 25, 2012

Free seminars offered seniors

Aging & Adult Care of Central Washington is inviting all seniors to attend free seminars on “Living Healthy,” “Medication Management,” and “Disease Prevention,” the agency announced Monday. They will offer health screenings as well as...

 
 Community    April 25, 2012

Nespelem Junior Rodeo starts up this weekend

The Nespelem Junior Rodeo is set for this weekend April 27 through 29 at the Nespelem Rodeo Grounds. Events begin at 4 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. A cowboy breakfast will be held...

 
 By Roger Lucas    Community    April 25, 2012

Earth Day at Nespelem draws 1,200

A crowd estimated at 1,200 attended the Colville Tribal Earth Day celebration last Friday in the dance arbor near the Indian Agency. The event was crowned by scores of school-age children in native regalia providing dance entertainment for the crowd...

 
 By Roger Lucas    School    April 25, 2012

Work on new school is happening

Work is going on -- most of it behind the scenes -- on the new school project. Chief architect Laurence Rose said last week that his firm, Design West, from Pullman, is reviewing all of the information it has accumulated to lay the proper groundwork...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    April 25, 2012

Girls finish fourth at Quincy Invite

The Raider girls finished one point behind 2A Medical Lake to place fourth at the Quincy Invitational, sponsored by Clifton Larson Allen at Quincy High School Saturday. Leading the way was Kim Barry,...

 
 By John McNeill II    Sports    April 25, 2012

Baseball team struggles with Mountain Lions

Raider baseball took on the Mountain Lions of Liberty Bell last week in a three-game season series. The first game was played at Greene Field on Tuesday where the Raiders won 1-0. Kramer Carlson pitched a one hitter and was backed up by a stout...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    April 25, 2012

Raider tennis team moves forward

Raider tennis cancelled their match on Thursday after the sudden death of schoolmate Rickey Louie-Burris. The match will be made up at a later date. “Some of our tennis kids were very close to Ricke...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    April 25, 2012

Boys gaining links strength

Raider golf cancelled Thursday’s match out of respect for Rickey Louie-Burris, a sophomore at Lake Roosevelt High School who died in a car wreck Wednesday night. Head coach Steve Files does not...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    April 25, 2012

Lady Raiders skunked by the Nannies

The Lady Raiders, coming off their three game sweep of the Fillies, got swept themselves by the Nannies of Pateros last week. The team was hit hard by the sudden loss of Rickey Louie-Burris, Head...

 
 Sports    April 25, 2012

Bowling Scores

TUESDAY HI LO’S TEAM W L Riverview Lanes 82 46 Sunflower Graphics 66.5 64.5 Pepsi 72.5 55.5 Melody 59.5 68.5 KEYG 65.5 62.5 Fullers 38 40 High Game: Sunflower Graphics 447; Vickey 210 High Series: Sunflower Grahpics 1259; Vickey 502 Splits: Betty...

 
 Community    April 25, 2012

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 4/16 - A woman on Young Street reported that someone had entered her home while she was away and stole her laptop computer and a variety of technology items, total value $4,000. Police reported pry marks on her door where someone...

 
 Community    April 25, 2012

Time signature

Piano teacher Bonnie Wendt smiles at Ellie Hansen after their duet in a Sunday recital of Wendt’s last group of students before her retirement. More photos of the recital and other news subjects...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    April 25, 2012

Sydney Matheson #1 middle school girls shot putter

Last week at the Grand Coulee Dam Middle School’s GCD Home Meet, eighth-grader Sydney Matheson threw for a 4-foot personal record in the shot put, which placed her at number one in the state for middle school girls. Matheson’s throw of 36 feet,...