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Articles from the December 23, 2013 edition

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 By Roger S Lucas    News    December 23, 2013

Bureau working to ready damaged plant for irrigation season

The Bureau of Reclamation anticipates all six pump units in the John W. Keys III Pump-Generating Plant will be available to fill Banks Lake prior to the 2014 irrigation season, and expects to provide a normal irrigation water supply to the Columbia...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    December 23, 2013

Students raise dinner funds for 55 local families

Some 63 needy families in the area will have a good Christmas dinner because of the work of the Lake Roosevelt High School Associated Student Body. The students at Lake Roosevelt sponsored a charity...

 
 By Mike Mauk    News    December 23, 2013

Okanogan Amateur Radio Club recognizes first concrete pouring at Grand Coulee Dam

Dec. 6th, 1935, was the first “ceremonious pour” of concrete at Grand Coulee Dam. It was the first of a total of 12 million yards, which is enough to pour a sidewalk around the world at the equator twice. The Okanogan County Amateur Radio Club...

 
 News    December 23, 2013

Hospital District commissioners meet tonight

The Hospital District 6 will meet tonight in the hospital lunch room at 6 p.m. The agenda is below....

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    December 23, 2013

Fuller & Sons Auto making Choice move

A veteran Midway Avenue business, Fuller & Sons Auto Sales, has sold. Keith Fuller, owner, said Friday that the new owner is Choice Auto Group of Omak, pending the transfer of licenses. Fuller ope...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    December 23, 2013

Skateboarders told route too sketchy

Skateboarders imagine: SR-174 provides a good hill and surface for skateboarders. And the people honking their horns are doing so to wish you a nice day. Three young juveniles were confronted by police for skateboarding on the state highway just off...

 
 News    December 23, 2013

Newsbriefs

Early deadline Publication dates and deadlines for The Star newspaper have been altered because of the holidays. The paper will publish on Monday instead of Wednesday for the next issue. Ads and news copy for the Dec. 30 paper must be in by noon Frid...

 
 Births    December 23, 2013

It's a boy for Iukes/Suina

Ernestine Iukes and Dexter Suina of Nespelem are proud to announce the birth of their son Dexter Leroy Suina born Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 7 lbs., 10 oz., and was 21-1/2 inches in length at birth....

 
 Community    December 23, 2013

Meetings and Notices

No Chamber Meetings Until the New Year There won’t be regular chamber meetings until after the new year. Enjoy the holidays. Grant County Fire Dist. 14 to Meet Grant County Fire District No.14 will hold its regular monthly meeting Monday, December...

 
 News    December 23, 2013

Christmas Services

• Coulee Dam Community Church A community candlelight service will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve) at the Coulee Dam Community Church located at 509 Central Drive, Coulee Dam. • United Methodist Church On Christmas Eve...

 
 Obituaries    December 23, 2013

Kathleen Marie Bise

Kathleen Marie Bise passed away at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Wash., on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at the age of 71. She was born April 11, 1942, in Spokane, Wash. She was the first of four...

 
 By Carol Schoning    Opinion    December 23, 2013

Jan Erickson for volunteer of the year

I would like to nominate Jan (Bonamici) Erickson for volunteer of the year. I realize that because she is a teacher many see what she does as part of her job, but it goes far beyond that. I have known Jan since 1985, as a volunteer in her classroom,...

 
 By Betty Black    Opinion    December 23, 2013

Doctor is not replaceable

Upon reading the letters regarding issues with the Coulee Medical Center, I concur with what I’ve read. I recently was in CMC (9-12-13 to 10-28-13) recovering from a practical hip surgery being done in Spokane. I could hardly wait to get back to...

 
 By Angel H. Clark-Hall    Opinion    December 23, 2013

Jesus would care for the poor

This past week my husband and I have been layed up at home; with our activities limited, and since there is 24-hour coverage, we watched plenty of news. For many years now I have been puzzled by the public stance that a number of Christians have...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    December 23, 2013

"2013, Did Not Shut Up!"

This column started off last year as a twice-a-month, slap-you-in-the-face, get motivated, make-you-think piece in the paper. It soon became an every week read-at-the-coffee-drinking station of your...

 
 Opinion    December 23, 2013

Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago Fire almost completely destroyed the home of Marvin and Shirley Palanuk Monday afternoon. Besides the fire, firefighters had to battle sub-zero temperatures but were able to save the garage. The Palanuks lost almost everything including...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    December 23, 2013

Raiders beat Entiat, lose to Pateros

By John R. McNeil II Lake Roosevelt snapped a two game losing streak Dec. 16 against the Entiat Tigers, beating them on their home court 60-50, then dropped a two-point game to Pateros in Coulee Dam...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    December 23, 2013

Lady Raiders fall to Entiat, Pateros

The Lady Raiders had a tough week, losing to Entiat at Entiat on Dec. 16, then losing at home to the Pateros Nannies on Dec. 20. The two losses drop the Lady Raiders’ win-loss record to 0-5 overall. Head Coach Wallace Pleasants says that the girls...

 
 Sports    December 23, 2013

This week in sports

Fri., Dec. 27 Noon, Basketball at Tonasket Tournament. (Varsity boys’ and girls’ only). Sat., Dec. 28 10 a.m., Wrestling at Powerhouse Touranemnt, LR. 2 p.m., Basketball at Tonasket Tournament. (Varsity boys’ and girls’ only). Sat., Jan. 4...

 
 School    December 23, 2013

BBCC dorms report high occupancy Increase in "mature" students

Residence hall occupancy at Big Bend Community College is at near capacity and holding firm, according to college officials. There were 156 people living in the dorms during fall quarter, a 50-percent increase over last year. The college estimates...

 
 School    December 23, 2013

Holiday concert a big hit

Glenna Whitelaw's first-grade students perform in Nespelem School's holiday concert Thursday night to an audience of hundreds that packed the gym. - Sheri Edwards photo...

 
 Community    December 23, 2013

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 12/13 - A man living on Kelso Avenue in Electric City reported that someone dumped material into his hot tub. The police report stated that the material was the consistency of aquarium/reptile sand. It further stated that it appea...

 
 Legals    December 23, 2013

Legals for December 23, 2013

PUBLIC NOTICE AT&T Mobility is proposing to install a telecommunications tower at 96 Shelton Road, Coulee, WA 99115 (47.60155, -119.436983).  The height of the tower will be 76.2 meters above ground level (859 meters above mean sea level). The...

 
 By press release    News    December 23, 2013

USBR employee dies after fall at Pinto Dam

SPOKANE, Wash. – A Bureau of Reclamation employee died Wednesday night as a result of injuries sustained from a fall on Monday at a construction site at Pinto Dam located about 18 miles east of Ephrata, Wash. Holger “Hal” Jensen, 62, passed awa...