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Articles from the September 12, 2013 edition

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Healthy living promoted at Fair on Saturday

The eighth annual Safety, Health and Wellness Fair returns to Pioneer Plaza on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and is hosted by Adams County Public Hospital District No. 2. The annual event underwent a name change this year to...

 

Ralston Grange sets end of summer event

The Ralston Grange is hosting an “End Of Summer” barbecue and potluck on Tuesday, Sept. 17, in Ralston. The barbecue begins at 6 p.m. and those attending are asked to bring a salad or dessert to share. The Grange will provide hamburgers, hot... Full story

 

Blood drive Saturday

East Adams Rural Hospital and the Inland Northwest Blood Center are hosting a blood drive in Pioneer Plaza on Sept. 14, in coordination with the annual Health Fair. The blood drive volunteers are being coordinated by Kellie Ottmar and donation hours...

 

Flu shots available at Health Department

Fall is here and with it comes the time to be vaccinated against Seasonal Influenza. Commonly referred to as “the flu,” Influenza is caused by a virus and is spread by coughing, sneezing and contact with nasal secretions. Anyone can get the flu,...

 

CBDL announces annual conference

The Columbia Basin Development League has announced the 49th Annual Meeting and Conference is to be held on Thursday, Nov. 7. The event begins at 1 p.m. and takes place at the ATEC building at Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake. The theme for...

 

Musical instruments needed

With a growing music program, Lind-Ritzville music instructor Jennifer York is searching for donations of used instruments. York said the program is in desperate need of alto saxophones and any other instruments community members are willing to...

 

Krug retires as county’s economic development analyst

Roger Krug resigned from his position Adams County Economic Development Analyst, effective Aug. 23. Krug submitted a letter of resignation to Adams County Public Works Director Todd O’Brien after his last day of work. Following receiving the...

 

Investing in Our Youth: Livestock sale totals over $116,000

The annual Wheat Land Communities’ Fair livestock auction drew a large amount of buyers, while simultaneously breaking sale records by netting $116,299 for local exhibitors. The sale record breaks...

 

Lady T-cats earn first win in volleyball season opener

The Lady Tigercats hosted Rosalia in a home game played in LaCrosse on Sept. 10 and earned a win in the first game of the season. The non-league match took five games to decide, with the Tigercats eventually getting the upper hand on Rosalia with...

 

Please be patient with track construction

Athletic Director Greg Whitmore encourages football fans to be patient this week during the home game with Warden. The asphalt surface for the new track is in place, but much work remains to be completed. The all-weather surface will not be...

 

Broncos ready for Warden

The Broncos scored at will against Kittitas, drove the ball hard when faced with Reardan’s defense and generally dominated Colfax’s offense during Friday’s jamboree. The team looked strong in... Full story

 

Tigercats fall in first gridiron game

The LaCrosse-Washtucna/Kahlotus Tigercats hosted Wilbur-Creston on Friday night in Washtucna in the first non-league game of the season. The Tigercats suffered a 58-16 loss to WC, who went out on an e... Full story

 

Museum tourney raises $1,800 for local group

The team of Bob Benzel, Bruce Benzel, John Perry and Tim Wellsandt won first place in the Sept. 8 Museum Fundraiser Tournament at the Ritzville Municipal Golf Course with a scramble score of 53. The...

 

Government jobs are created at the expense of citizens

A report in the Ritzville Journal on July 25 explained the Washington Department of Ecology was going to fund 72 clean water projects with $152 million in loans and grants for the next fiscal year. State financial managers we are told calculate that...

 

Vote no; new hospital isn’t necessary

Vote no on a new hospital. I talked to an expert that has over 30 years experience in hospital administration and he said all we need is an emergency room, lab and a heliport. Marty can take care of most people in his clinic and send the rest to...

 

The United States budget is in critical danger

Some time ago, Osama bin Laden was killed by a group of Navy Seals, and it was reported that he was buried at sea. President Barack Obama proudly announced the well-planned attack and proudly reported that our war problems were basically over. Drones...

 

The Journal’s pictures are one of this business’ retail products

Photographers are faced with a very difficult situation these days. Especially if their pictures are what they rely on to cover their living expenses. Not to mention the extraordinary cost of their equipment. The advent of smart phones with... Full story

 

Lind School staff requesting donations of picnic tables

Staff members at the Lind Schools are asking community members for donations of outdoor picnic tables, materials to build the tables or monetary donations. The picnic tables would be placed outside at the Lind-Ritzville Middle School to be utilized...

 

Long-term care program at library Sept. 16

The Ritzville Public Library is hosting a free program about long-term care insurance on Monday, Sept. 16, in the library basement. Gary Schmick from LTC Coverage in Spokane is going to be present to answer questions from 4-6 p.m. Schmick is... Full story

 

SEPTEMBER YARD

The Yard of the Month award winners for the month of September are Jason and Kelly Gilchrist, pictured with Ritzville Area Chamber of Commerce (RACC) president John Kragt. RACC board members vote on...

 

Stanna Lee White

Stanna Lee White died at the age of 76 on Sept. 1 at Life Care Center in Ritzville, after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was born on July 25, 1937, to Agnes and Stanley...

 

Brynn Potts-Thorne: Artistic talents now on display in living ink

For Brynn Potts-Thorne, artistic talent and being able to adapt to new mediums has always come naturally. Today, Brynn is using her talents to create permanent, unique masterpieces for customers at Li... Full story

 

Faure engaged to Lehman

John and Linda Faure of Ritzville are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Krista Faure to David Lehman, son of Steve and Carol Lehman of Nampa, Idaho. The... Full story

 

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