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Articles from the December 5, 2012 edition

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 By Pat Hayes    Opinion    December 5, 2012

If business wants well-trained workers, high schools need funding

If business wants well-trained workers, high schools need funding While I understand Don Brunell's [Association of Washington Business] lament regarding preparation of students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, I would point out...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    December 5, 2012

Care and Share Food bank back on its feet

Two months after running out of food and cutting back on days open, the Care and Share Food Bank is back up to speed, thanks to an overwhelming response from the community, said manager Fern...

 
 News    December 5, 2012

Newsbriefs

Odessa to get meat plant The Odessa Public Development Authority (OPDA) has signed a design-build contract with Spokane based Garco Construction for a new 7,000 square foot USDA livestock processing facility to be built in the Odessa Industrial...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    December 5, 2012

Program to help dropouts hired at Lake Roosevelt H.S.

A program will soon be underway to encourage high school dropouts to continue their educations through a new online program approved by the school board at its last meeting, The board authorized the hiring of American Academy, a national group, to...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    December 5, 2012

Electric City OKs tourism funding

Electric City will appropriate $20,472 for the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 tourism promotion program, following a vote of the city council last Tuesday night. Chamber of commerce Manager Peggy Nevsimal had presented a...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    December 5, 2012

Port’s RV park hopes prove expensive

Port District 7 commissioners suffered a bit of sticker shock last Thursday when an RV project they plan for the Banks Lake Golf Course was projected to cost nearly $1.5 million. The report was part of a feasibility study by USKH Engineering and...

 
 News    December 5, 2012

Party for the chamber

Ready to party, attendees to the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Vintners and Brewers fund raiser find their seats and beverages in this long-exposure photo at the Vets Center...

 
 News    December 5, 2012

Church donates to meals programs

Zion Lutheran Church’s women’s group presented a check recently to Myrna Schryvers of the senior Meals on Wheels for over $1,500 for both the Meals on Wheels program and for meals at the senior...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    December 5, 2012

Local man wanted for robbery

Area law enforcement agencies are looking for a Grand Coulee man wanted in connection with an alleged armed robbery of the Blue Moon Smoke Shop in Coulee Dam. A clerk at the shop said that Phillip Cody Ruiz, 23, entered the shop and said he wanted...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    December 5, 2012

Quilt shop to open in Grand Coulee first of the year

There will soon be a quilt shop in Grand Coulee. Owner/operator Marlene Oddie, from College Place, has purchased the former ice cream shop across from the Teepee Drive-in, and will soon begin the process of getting it ready for an opening shortly...

 
 News    December 5, 2012

Traffic Safety Documentary Wins Award

A documentary video, about a concerted cross-reservation effort to reduce traffic deaths from a high of about one every other week to two last year, has won an award. “Traffic Safety Successes on the Colville Reservation”, produced by the...

 
 By Roger Lucas    News    December 5, 2012

Man arrested after speeding

A 46-year-old man was arrested and taken to Grant County Jail after allegedly trying to elude police early Monday morning. The vehicle that Ernie Andrew Smith, of 57899 W. Cardinal Road, was driving was allegedly clocked at 50 mph in a 35 mph zone...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    December 5, 2012

Wreck injures two

Two people were injured in a one-car collision just west of Grand Coulee early Monday, the Washington State Patrol reported. Richard Field, 70, of Bridgeport was driving the 1999 Dodge Caravan east on SR 174 when it left the road on the right, stuck...

 
 By Edna Hauser    Opinion    December 5, 2012

Volunteer of the Year nomination: Eloise Bowman

Eloise Bowman is my nominee for volunteer of the year 2012. She leads a group of faithful volunteers at the Grand Coulee Senior Center Thrift Shop, where they often work twice weekly every week of the year, sorting, pricing and selling items donated...

 
 By Randy Gumm    Opinion    December 5, 2012

Volunteer of the year nomination: Earl Cole

I would like to nominate Earl Cole for Volunteer of the Year. Earl has been helping elderly people with yard work for a good many years. If you need a tree pruned, a yard mowed, leaves raked or just about anything else, he has done it. Working at...

 
 By Nancy Armstrong Montes    Opinion    December 5, 2012

Volunteer of the year nomination: Bob Hendrickson

I believe that Robert (Bob) Hendrickson would be a person worthy to nominate for Volunteer of the Year for 2012. I have known Bob for more than 30 years. As a teacher, Bob impacted the lives of his students, those in the Resource Room and all the...

 
 By Harvey Haven    Opinion    December 5, 2012

My nomination for "Volunteer of The Year" is Mr. George Kohout.

Mr. Kohout has been the driving force behind "defibrillating" the Ridge Riders' Club and making it once again a vibrant, active riding club. George has put the Ridge Rider grounds to very good use this past year with the "Bulls, Burgers, and Brew"...

 
 By Tom Flint PUD    Opinion    December 5, 2012

It’s budget time at the PUD; tell us your concerns

One of the most important aspects of our work as PUD commissioners is communicating with those we serve. We recognize that the decisions we make as a board have a direct impact on families, farms and businesses in Grant County. As we move closer to...

 
 Opinion    December 5, 2012

Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago The best young boxers, from all over the state will make the trip to Coulee Dam this weekend to compete in a boxing tournament at Lake Roosevelt High School. A new full-time police officer should make attending schools in the Grand...

 
 Obituaries    December 5, 2012

Terry Lee Sharr

Terry Lee Sharr, 57, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, after a short stay in the hospital. Born on March 6, 1955, to Harry and Joan Sharr, he was the eighth of 12 children. Terry never married...

 
 People    December 5, 2012

Prince gets promoted

Michelle M. Prince, daughter of Sergeant First Class Sara Zlateff and Lieutenant Colonel Pat Zlateff both U.S. Army retired, has been promoted to Petty Officer First Class or PO1. She is currently...

 
 Community    December 5, 2012

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 11/26 - Police advised Safeway that one of its grocery carts was located behind the senior manor. A person was sent to collect the cart. - A man told police that he had paid a $300 bar bill at a local tavern with a debit card and...

 
 Community    December 5, 2012

Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet at Noon at Siam Palace The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet Thursday, Dec. 6, at noon at the Siam Palace in Grand Coulee. Rich Avey will report on Lions Club activities. TOPS Meetings TOPS (Take Off Pounds...

 
 Community    December 5, 2012

Senior Meals

Wed., Dec. 5 - Dinner Baked Chicken, French Fries, Fruit Salad, Corn, Pudding. Thurs., Dec. 6 - Dinner Philly Dip Sandwich with Au Jus, Jay’s Homemade Chips, Pineapple & Cabbage Slaw, Peanut Butter Cookies. Fri., Dec. 7 - Breakfast Denver Omelette...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Lifestyles    December 5, 2012

Experiencing Christmas cheer in the coulee

Saturday morning Karrie, Nicollette and I got up and went to the Christmas Bazaar at Center School. It was a great time. We visited with friends we had not seen in months. We also purchased a few good...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    December 5, 2012

Bulldogs hand Raiders opening loss

On Thursday night in Okanogan the Bulldogs posted a season-opening win over the Raiders 85-28 Thursday night in Okanogan. The new Raiders had trouble contending in the paint against 6-6 Trevor Hathawa...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    December 5, 2012

Wrestlers finish third at Davenport

Raiders’ wrestlers started the season strong Saturday with a third-place finish at the Davenport Invitational. The Raiders scored 130 points with two champions, two second-place finishers, a third-, and two fourth-place finishers. In first was 1A F...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    December 5, 2012

Lady Raiders suffer hard loss in Okanogan

Opening the regular season in Okanogan last Thursday, the Lady Raiders were handed a hard loss by the high flying Lady Bulldogs. The final score of 76-22 is one of the bigger losses in recent memory....

 
 School    December 5, 2012

Friends of Rachel Club holds community meeting

Friends of Rachel Club members from Lake Roosevelt High School and Grand Coulee Dam Middle School Monday shared their message about the positive impact that Rachel’s Challenge is having in their schools, said Lee Seekins, director of the school...

 
 Sports    December 5, 2012

This week in sports

Thurs., Dec. 6 7 p.m., Wrestling at Warden. Sat., Dec. 8 10 a.m., Wrestling at Connell. Mon., Dec. 10 6/7:30 p.m., Basketball here with Entiat.* Fri., Dec. 14 6/7:30 p.m., Basketball at Pateros. Sat., Dec. 15 10 a.m., Wrestling at Cashmere. * 6...

 
 Sports    December 5, 2012

Ski club meeting

Those interested in joining the ski club should attend a meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 5 p.m. at the Nespelem School library, or 6:15 p.m., at the LRHS library. Students must attend with parent for information and sign up. Any questions call Sue...

 
 Sports    December 5, 2012

Bowling Scores

TUESDAY HI LO’s TEAM W L Pepsi 37.5 18.5 Riverview Lanes 32 24 Sunflower Graphics 30 26 Karl’s Site Development 26 30 KEYG 1490 23 33 Fullers 19.5 36.5 High Game: Pepsi 458; Betty 173 High Series: Riverview Lanes 1215; Sheila 477 Splits: Winnie...

 
 Obituaries    December 5, 2012

Edward W. Purdy

Edward W. Purdy Edward W. Purdy 86, passed away Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, in Spokane, Wash. He was born in Clark Fork, Idaho, February 25, 1926. He was a graduate of Harrison High School, then served in U.S. Navy during WWII. After the war he attended...

 
 By press release    News    December 5, 2012

$1 million arrest warrant issued for Moses Lake murder suspect

A $1 million arrest warrant was issued Friday for the man suspected of the Oct. 17 killing of Tracy Fullbright. Adrian Rodriguez, 28, of Moses Lake, was identified in the arrest warrant charging first-degree kidnapping and first-degree murder....