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Articles from the November 6, 2013 edition

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 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 6, 2013

Wilder elected mayor of Coulee Dam

Greg Wilder is Coulee Dam's mayor-elect. He was ushered in by voters with a substantial margin over his four-time mayor opponent Quincy Snow. Wilder had swept his way into the general election by a 3-...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 6, 2013

Morin leads for Elmer City mayor

Returns at 9:15 last night (Tuesday) showed that there will be a change in mayors in Elmer City. Challenger Gail Morin, who is currently on the town council, is leading over long-time Mayor Mary Jo Carey by the slimmest of margins 29-25. Some late...

 
 News    November 6, 2013

Newsbriefs

Turkey day plans made The Senior Meals program will put on a Thanksgiving dinner at the Senior Center at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 13. The meal will include turkey and all the trimmings. Donations suggested are $3.50 for persons over 60, and $6 for...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    November 6, 2013

Crowd gives CMC board an earful

A standing-room-only overflow crowed packed the monthly meeting last week of the hospital district commissioners who oversee Coulee Medical Center, speaking out on issues some feared are weakening...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 6, 2013

Commission works on hiring police

The Grand Coulee Civil Service Commission will hold a special meeting, Friday, Nov. 15, at 5:30 p.m., in the council chambers to begin efforts to hire a police officer. Commission Chair Alan Cain and Commissioner Ken Carroll were the only members...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    November 6, 2013

Woman's body found in Nespelem

Tribal police are investigating the death of a 29-year-old woman whose body was found in Nespelem, just before 5 p.m. Oct. 31. Colville Tribal Police Chief Cory Orr said in a press release that the woman had been identified at Maria Victoria...

 
 News    November 6, 2013

Annual event theme: A Joyful Coulee Christmas

Mark your calendar for Dec. 7. It’s not to recognize “Pearl Harbor Day” but rather to join your neighbors and friends at the chamber of commerce’s “Vintners & Brewers” auction event. It will be held again at the Veteran’s Hall in Electr...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 6, 2013

Coulee Dam town clerk resigns

Carol Visker, the senior municipal clerk in the coulee area, has resigned her position at Coulee Dam. Visker, who has been at Coulee Dam for 12 years, has taken a position at Almira/Coulee/Hartline schools. “She has done a great job for us and she...

 
 News    November 6, 2013

Retired teacher wins seat

One veteran school board member in Nespelem was soundly defeated in Tuesday’s election and another incumbent barely scraped out a win. Nancy J. Armstrong-Montes, a retired Nespelem School teacher, defeated long time school board member Andrew C....

 
 News    November 6, 2013

Hospital district gains new commissioner

The incumbents in two of the races for Hospital District 6 commissioner seats won handily and a third commissioner was elected to an empty seat Tuesday. Re-elected were Kristan Hare, who won over Steven (Ray) Clover, 526-290; and Jerry Kennedy, the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 6, 2013

Weekend play to star local kids

You can meet Blackbeard the Pirate this Saturday during two performances of a children's play by the same name at the Grand Gallery Theater in Grand Coulee. Children have been practicing all week...

 
 By Scott Hunter editor and publisher    Opinion    November 6, 2013

Democracy is working here

If citizen involvement is a key ingredient in the health of a community, this one should feel pretty good about itself. The upside of people complaining about what they think is going wrong is that they care and they act as caring citizens should:...

 
 By April Smith    Opinion    November 6, 2013

Before you complain to the police about our dogs …

I first want to say that we are sorry for any disturbances our dogs have caused with their barking. In all honesty they are good dogs and don’t bark unless there is a reason. After reading today’s (10/30/13) edition of Coulee Cops I now know...

 
 By Debbie Bird    Opinion    November 6, 2013

Big ticket local purchase was the better deal

I believe in supporting small family-owned businesses. This helps a local family earn a living, and it keeps our money in the local community. I also know that we get better service. This was strongly reinforced when it became apparent a few weeks...

 
 By Lou Stone    Opinion    November 6, 2013

Where has the tribal conscience gone?

Much has been written to (the Tribal Tribune) in editorials about theft, embezzlements, unfair hiring and cronyism. We can write about it until we turn purple as evidently some majorities of Colville Tribal Members don’t seem to concern...

 
 By Roberta Gamble    Opinion    November 6, 2013

Jessie and staff of the Star

I read about your hunt for information on the oldest building in the coulee area and someone said the old store building in Belvedere was close to that. The store was owned by a family named Grey. They did live in the back and the front was the...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    November 6, 2013

"The Empty Nest" can sting a bit

I was all prepared to write this column about “Elk Tag Soup! It’s What’s For Dinner,” but life got in the way as soon as I got home from Mooney Landing Elk Camp. Our son, who graduated this ye...

 
 Opinion    November 6, 2013

Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago For the Chistopherson family, the fighting in Iraq hits close to home. On Oct. 30th much of the Washington Army National Guard mobilized including Capt. Chris Christopherson of the National Guards 81st Armor Brigade. The tour of duty...

 
 Obituaries    November 6, 2013

Bill Brashears November 26, 1928 – October 29, 2013

Bill Brashears passed away in Grand Coulee on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. He was born November 26, 1928, in Leola, Ark., the second of three sons to Bryan and Beatrice Brashears. The family moved to...

 
 People    November 6, 2013

Payne graduates from basic

Air Force Airman Guy R. Payne graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included...

 
 People    November 6, 2013

Montez graduates from basic

Private First Class Antonio  Montez, 18, of Okanogan, graduated from Army National Guard Basic Training at Fort Jackson, S.C., on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. In addition, he qualified and...

 
 Community    November 6, 2013

Senior Meals

Senior Meals Wed., Nov. 6 - Dinner Salisbury Steak with Brown Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Steamed Buttered Carrots, Assorted Fruit Salad, Pumpkin Pie. Thurs., Nov. 7 - Dinner Seasoned Baked Chicken, Stuffed Baked Potatoes, Squash, Veggie & Pasta...

 
 Births    November 6, 2013

It's a girl for Clark/Desautel

Susan Clark and Kyle Desautel of Omak are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Ulyssia Jean Desautel, born Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 8 lbs., 3 oz., and wa 22 inches in length at birth....

 
 Births    November 6, 2013

Reuben/Zacherle have a girl

Semone Reuben and Steven Zacherle of Omak are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Lanae Ann Zacherle on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 5 lbs., 3 oz., and was 17 inches in length at birth....

 
 Births    November 6, 2013

A boy for King

Michelle King of Coulee City is proud to announce the birth of her son Austin Parker King on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 8 lbs., 13 oz., and was 20-1/2 inches in length at birth. Maternal...

 
 Community    November 6, 2013

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 10/26 - A Roosevelt Drive resident reported that one of his tires had been slashed, apparently with a knife. Cost of repair tire was $150. 10/28 - Police checked on a 911 call from the Jack’s Spring Canyon Service. When...

 
 Community    November 6, 2013

Just put the checks in the pot

The Zion Lutheran Church and Thrivent provided checks totaling $1,342.72 Tuesday, to the Senior Meals program at the Senior Center. Pictured from the left are Mary Ann Boll, Arlyce Goetz with one of...

 
 Community    November 6, 2013

Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet at Noon The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its noon meeting at Siam Palace in Grand Coulee on Thursday, Nov. 7 This week’s program will be presented by CPA Kelly Buche of JR Newhouse on the end-of-year tax...

 
 Community    November 6, 2013

'Tis the Season"

This week marks the beginning of Trees of Sharing 2013. The community-wide Trees of Sharing program is a special way that Grand Coulee Dam area residents may anonymously bless local children who might not otherwise receive a gift this Christmas...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    November 6, 2013

Cross country heads on to state

At the District 5-6 B cross country race at Wenatchee, the Raider boys' team placed second overall which means they are all moving on to Pasco this Saturday for the state championships. On the girls'...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    November 6, 2013

Raiders lose fifth straight game

The Raiders travelled to White Swan to take on the league-leading Cougars last Friday. The Cougars came away with a win and the Central Washington 2B League Championship as the final score was White S...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    November 6, 2013

Lady Raiders finish season with loss to Liberty Bell

The Lady Raiders finished the 2013 season at home against the Liberty Bell Mountain Lions. LR lost to Liberty Bell in a straight set 3-0. Liberty Bell’s fast play took the Lady Raiders off guard...

 
 Sports    November 6, 2013

This week in sports

Fri., Nov. 8 7 p.m., Football here with Bridgeport (Senior Night). Sat., Nov. 9 10 a.m., Cross Country State Championships at Pasco. GO RAIDERS...

 
 School    November 6, 2013

Accepting applications

Soroptimist International of Okanogan Valley is now accepting applications from Okanogan County girls aged 14-17 who volunteer in their school or community.  The winner of the local Violet Richardson Award will receive $200 and be considered for add...

 
 Legals    November 6, 2013

Legal Notices for November 6, 2013

SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR LINCOLN COUNTY NO. 13-4 00058-8 Estate of SIDNEY C. ATCHISON, deceased PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS (RCW 11.40.030) PLEASE TAKE NOTICE The above Court has appointed me Personal Representative of Decedent’s estate....

 
 By Frankie Delano    Lifestyles    November 6, 2013

Shopping and junking in the Coulee

Get ready for some griping. Here’s Frankie Delano’s ongoing, seasonal complaint, and you all are welcome to join in if you can relate to my current rant. While I was out and about in the Coulee and elsewhere this past weekend and listening to som...

 
 Sports    November 6, 2013

Bowling Scores

TUESDAY HI LO’S TEAM W L Sunflower Graphics 22 14 Pepsi 18 18 Riverview LAnes 18 18 Fullers 17.5 18.5 KEYG 1490 17 19 Karl’s Site Development 15.5 20.5 High Game: Riverview Lanes 418; Betty 168 High Series: Riverview Lanes 1162; Betty 451...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    November 6, 2013

Bomb threat shuts tribal store

A tribal store in Ferry County has been cordoned off by police following a bomb threat, according to the Washington State Patrol. WSP says Ferry County officials advised them of the bomb threat, reported at 3:42 this afternoon. The Tribal Waters...