December 23, 2013 | LXXIII, No. 38

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 Friday, Dec. 27.

School

enrollment up

Student enrollment in local schools continues to show strong numbers. December averages show that there are 667 students from kindergarten through the 12th grade. That’s over 27 more than the district’s conservative estimate of 640, and 45 more than for the same month last school year. The new school project is planned for up to 800 students with possible provisions for more.

Bid adieu

to the Linds

A service of celebration will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, to honor Coulee Dam Community Presbyterian Pastor Kevin Lind and his wife, Alisa, and family. The Linds, who have been here over five years, are leaving, as the pastor is taking a church in Spokane Valley. The special service begins at 11 a.m. with a meal to follow at 12:15. Everyone is invited to attend and give their thanks to the Lind family. Alisa teaches the second grade at Center Elementary, and the couple’s children are Hannah, Abby, and Ellie.

Top

candidates

forwarded

Grand Coulee’s Civil Service Commission has completed testing of potential officers for the police department. Oral and written testing was completed Dec. 14, and the three top-testing candidates’ names were forwarded to police Chief Mel Hunt for consideration. Police still need to complete background checks and the taking of a polygraph exam. The department is seeking one officer now and a second officer later.

Museum open for visitors

The Coulee Pioneer Museum in Electric City will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 26 and 27, to accommodate visitors from outside the area who might be here for the holidays.

Christmas

greetings

Check out pages 6 and 7 for the Center School third graders in combination with area visitors wishing holiday greetings.

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