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Articles from the December 11, 2013 edition

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 By Scott Hunter    News    December 11, 2013

Star seeks nominees for annual volunteer honor

The Star is seeking nominations for the annual Volunteer of the Year honor to be awarded to one individual who deserves to be acknowledged for their unselfish efforts to help others or the community. To nominate someone you think is deserving of the...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    December 11, 2013

Commissioner hopeful on hospital issues

Hospital District Commissioner Jerry Kennedy said Monday that a commission meeting that had been scheduled for Dec. 18 has been rescheduled for Dec. 26. Kennedy said the commission discovered that a regular monthly meeting can only be rescheduled...

 
 News    December 11, 2013

Spirit of Christmas library

With a line of kids and parents waiting to see Santa in the background, three girls sing out a Christmas song at the annual library lighting night Thursday at the Grand Coulee Library. Taylor Burns,...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    December 11, 2013

Parents want change in schools

A small group of parents with concerns about bullying, buses and more met Monday night to discuss ways to help the local school district improve. But if response to a posting on The Star’s Facebook page is an indication, the issues are a hot...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    December 11, 2013

Truck wrecks at bottom of dam hill

A Wellpinit man escaped serious injury when his semi truck with double trailers, laden with dry cement, crashed at the bottom of the Coulee Dam hill about 9 a.m. last Wednesday morning, Dec. 4. Darwin...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    December 11, 2013

Post office stories available at museum

Early day postal notes were collected by Birdie Hensley from a book donated to the Coulee Pioneer Museum from Ron Rinker. The book tells the history of many of the post offices in Douglas County. One, the Barry post office, was located seven miles no...

 
 News    December 11, 2013

Newsbriefs

Very early deadline for newspaper The Star Newspaper will publish early for the two holiday dates, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. News copy for the Dec. 25 issue needs to be turned in by noon Friday, Dec. 20; and news copy for the Jan. 1 issue needs to be in th...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    December 11, 2013

Ridge Riders elects officers

George Kohout was elected to his third term as president of the Ridge Riders at a meeting last Wednesday night. Other officers named were Bubba Egbert, vice president; Monty Fields, treasurer; Debbi...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    December 11, 2013

Proctor in the national finals

Shane Proctor stands in fifth place at the National Finals Rodeo in the Las Vegas Thomas and Mack Center. Proctor, a 2003 graduate of Lake Roosevelt High School and former world champion bull rider, turned in winning scores in the first two...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    December 11, 2013

Fire burns car

Firefighters responded to a vehicle fire about 5:15 p.m. Sunday when they found a four-door Saturn engulfed in flames. Grand Coulee Volunteer Fire Chief Richard Paris said the fire was put out with water, but with the temperature about 12 degrees,...

 
 News    December 11, 2013

CTFC Named UW Minority Business of the Year

  The Colville Tribal Federal Corporation was named the William D. Bradford Minority Business of the Year on Thursday night at the 2013 UW Minority Business of the Year Awards ceremony. “We are honored to receive this prestigious award that...

 
 By Cathy Graevell    Opinion    December 11, 2013

About Coulee Medical Center…

There have been several articles in the newspaper lately about Coulee Medical Center, and I feel it is time for me to voice my concerns. We all are expected to choose a primary health care provider. That health care provider gets to know you as a...

 
 By Angela Gonzalez    Opinion    December 11, 2013

People, take your stand

The people of this small town will support our providers and our hospital with everything we have. This whole administration is a problem. We have chosen to live in a small town and raise our children. We are a community. I am proud to say I have...

 
 By Gerry Salstrom    Opinion    December 11, 2013

Wipe the slate clean

After reading the article on Dr. Chaffee regarding the turmoil at Coulee Medical Center, I must say I agree with his comments. As a past employee, I left on my own due to actions from the HR Dept. manager and executive assistant. I have never worked...

 
 By John Overby    Opinion    December 11, 2013

Back off on the big city approach

I would like to thank David Noggles on his (letter to the editor) in the December 4 issue. I first heard about the CMC issues on the November 27 issue and the “red flags” started going up when I heard the three words: “just in time” when...

 
 By Brenda Francis    Opinion    December 11, 2013

Don't drive medical staff away

If not for Dr. Castrodale and Dr. Chaffee, I wouldn't have a family as I do today. … Back in the mid ’90s, Castrodale found a problem with my daughter no other doctor had found. If not for him, my daughter would not be here today. Between them...

 
 Opinion    December 11, 2013

Back the medical staff

I have been following your CMC articles with great concern. I do not know Mr. Graham. I do know Dr. Castrodale. He has been my doctor since I moved here in 1997. He is awesome! I also know that Mr. Graham won’t be the one to save my life should I...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    December 11, 2013

The Story

There was a storm blowing. Bitter coldness caused the frost on his beard to freeze in a crust of ice. She rode, but felt the cold worse than he. She was wrapped in a big blanket and kept her head...

 
 Obituaries    December 11, 2013

Lucy A. Stanczak

Lucy A. Stanczak, 68, born November 10, 1945, in Nespelem, Washington, to Chester and Cecelia Covington-Clark Sr., died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, surrounded by family in Spokane, Washington. On June 10, 1966, Lucy married Lyle Jack “Whitey”...

 
 Community    December 11, 2013

Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon this Thursday at Pepper Jack’s Bar & Grille. Vinters & Brewers recap is on the agenda. Eagles #2577 Meetings The Auxiliary meets the first and third Tuesday of every...

 
 Community    December 11, 2013

Making his list

A girl chats with Santa at the Grand Coulee Library lighting celebration Thursday night. The event packed the facility with kids and other patrons, who came for Santa, punch and cookies and door...

 
 Community    December 11, 2013

Senior Meals

Senior Meals Wed., Dec. 11 - Birthday and Christmas Dinner. Ham, Cheesy Potatoes, Scalloped Corn, Fruit Salad, Roll. POTLUCK DESSERT Thurs., Dec. 12 - Dinner Split Pea Soup with Ham, Egg Salad Sandwich, Mixed Green Salad, Fruit Crisp. Fri., Dec. 13...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    December 11, 2013

Raider boys off to better start

The Raider boys are 1-1 with a win over Omak and a better start than the Raiders had in their first two games last season. "Our confidence in ourselves playing together is very high, and our team...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    December 11, 2013

Wrestling off to good start

Raider wrestlers started their season Dec. 5 at the Okanogan Jamboree. They wrestled against many area schools, with all nine Raiders wrestling in three matches apiece. Most came away with two wins,...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    December 11, 2013

Lady Raiders lose to Pioneers, Bulldogs

The Lady Raiders opened the 2013-14 season with three nights of contests. LR suffered two injuries and two losses to old rivals Omak and Okanogan on back-to-back nights. The Lady Raiders played...

 
 Sports    December 11, 2013

This week in sports

This week in sports Thurs., Dec. 12 6 p.m., Wrestling here with Oroville Wilbur/Creston, Mansfield, Pateros, Chelan. Sat., Dec. 14 10 a.m., Wrestling at Connell Tournament. Mon., Dec. 16 6 p.m., Basketball at Entiat. Tues., Dec. 17 7 p.m., Wrestling...

 
 Legals    December 11, 2013

Legals for December 11, 2013

Grant County Port Dist. 7 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING Grant County Port District 7 will hold a public meeting at 6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, at the meeting room at the golf course to seek public input on grant ideas for Banks Lake Golf Course....

 
 Sports    December 11, 2013

Bowling Scores

TUESDAY HI LO’S TEAM W L Sunflower Graphics 33.5 22.5 Pepsi 31 25 KEYG 1490 29 27 Fullers 25 31 Riverview Lanes 25 31 Karl’s Site Dev. 24.5 31.5 High Game: Pepsi 393; Sheila Allinson 184 High Series: Sunflower Graphics 1132; Sheila Allinson 446...

 
 Community    December 11, 2013

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 11/28 - An out-of-the-area person reported that he had stopped at a local store and used his credit card and that a few days later he was advised by his credit card company that his card had been used in California to purchase items. He...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Community    December 11, 2013

This week's photos are up

This week's photos, including those not used, are up on our photo site. Here's a slide show you can share:...