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Articles from the September 15, 2011 edition

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Tuesday morning meeting set for hospital’s strategic plan discussion

A special meeting of the Adams County Public Hospital District No. 2 Board of Commissioners has been called for Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 11 a.m. The purpose of the special meeting is to discuss/approve the district’s strategic plan. The regular...

 

Lind chamber to meet Sept. 19

Board members, volunteers and community members are encouraged to attend a special Lind Chamber of Commerce meeting this Monday, Sept. 19, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Slim’s Bar and Grill to finalize plans for the upcoming benefit auction and...

 

Weed control board offers info on biological control

Biological weed control is the deliberate use of living organisms to help reduce plant populations. Natural enemies may be insects, mites, fungi and other plant pathogens. Biological control of weeds is killing them directly, weakening or stressing...

 

Citizens presented strategic plan alternative for hospital district

For brevity, we will assume that you know the circumstances leading up to the creation of a seven-member ad hoc committee to examine and revise the original draft of the East Adams Rural Hospital Five-Year Strategic Plan. We, the two public members o...

 

Applause, applause!

A standing ovation and applause is given to the members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. These citizens took it upon themselves to pull, chop, mow and attack the offensive sight of weeds and growth surrounding the eyesore known as...

 

City officials acclaim heroics of local law, fire for Labor Day weekend

This special “Thank You” comes from the heart and includes so many in its intent. On behalf of the City of Ritzville and the City Council and its Mayor, we wish to express our gratitude for all your efforts and protection over Labor Day weekend....

 

Fair judging leaves much to be desired

I took a piece of needlework out to the fair to be judged and knew for certain it would get a blue ribbon as all hand stitches were perfect. I couldn’t believe it when I went back out to see that it had only received a red ribbon. The judge’s...

 

Advertising Ritzville

I’d like to respond to Miles Athey’s assessment and comments about the chamber of commerce. I’ve been a business member for 14 years and have volunteered before and during that time in the various needs to try to promote the “whole” town...

 

Hospital district’s direction needs to change

In reference to James Preston’s letter in the Sept. 8 Journal, I have attended the last two monthly hospital board meetings – from start to finish – and heard no shouting matches. Questions were asked with answers given by a board member or the... Full story

 

Fighting childhood obesity

Over the past few years the issue of childhood obesity has surfaced again and again. In spite of sounding the alarm, the problem does not seem to be diminishing since statistics show that during the last three decades childhood obesity rates have...

 

Caravan program to begin at Nazarene church

The Ritzville Nazarene Church’s Caravan program will begin again on Wednesday nights. Caravans is a Bible-based scouting program for children ages four years through sixth grade. Each Wednesday night from 6-7:15 p.m., children participate in an...

 

Stayin’ Alive launches program Wednesday

Stayin’ Alive youth group will kick off its fall program with an evening of food and fun on Wednesday, Sept. 21. The event will take place at Ritzville Foursquare Church, on the corner of Second Avenue and Columbia Street, from 6 to 8 p.m.... Full story

 

Free concert, upcoming events slated at Harrington Opera House

The Harrington Opera House Society (HOHS) continues to work hard to find funding for the rehabilitation of the historic Bank Block Building including the Harrington Opera House auditorium. The small but dedicated group of volunteers also endeavors...

 

Fall activities begin for Ralston Grange

Fall activities begin for Ralston Grange with a family barbecue at its hall in Ralston on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 6:30 p.m. All food will be provided by the Grange and anyone from the surrounding communities is invited to attend. Following the... Full story

 

Ritzville library expands collection through state grant

The Ritzville Public Library is one of seven libraries in Adams and Lincoln counties that will soon have extra materials on their shelves through a grant administered by the Washington State Library. The Connecting Libraries through Resource Sharing...

 

Skip’s fishing tournament, a kid favorite even when the coulee’s dry

Floyd “Skip” Thompson likes to do something nice for the kids in Lind. An outdoor event in the fresh air during the late summer. A fishing derby seemed like the perfect event and has grown into... Full story

 

Pro West posts Ritzville Rodeo competitor results

The top finishers in all Professional Western Rodeo Assoication events held during the Ritzville Pro West Rodeo on Sept. 2 and 3 have been posted by the event secretary. In bull riding, top rank goes to Jesse Kardos with 83 followed by Laine Baze... Full story

 

Galbreath takes reins of Lady Broncos volleyball squad

When Cari Galbreath was in sixth grade, coaching a volleyball team wasn’t her first priority. Instead she was a club volleyball athlete who advanced to play at the collegiate level. Today, she has parlayed her player experience into a head... Full story

 

Play for the Kids benefit set to boost Bronc Boosters

The third Play for the Kids basketball and volleyball game has been set for Saturday, Oct. 15. The event is planned by the Bronc Boosters, a non-profit group that works to raise funds in support of Lind-Ritzville/Sprague athletic programs. The group... Full story

 

Lady Tigercats fall to Garfield/Palouse in season opener

Under the direction of a new head coach, the Lady Tigercats of LaCrosse-Washtucna struggled on the court for the first match of the season last week. Garfield-Palouse opened with a 25-21 win in the first set on the LaCrosse court. The Lady Tigercats...

 

Lady Broncos win two at home invite, fall at ACH

Almira-Coulee/Hartline roughed up the Lady Broncos a bit in four games Tuesday night, taking the win, 21-25, 25-22, 25-20, 25-13. “We started off pretty strong early in the first game,” coach Cari Galbreath said. “Actually we were dominating....

 

LaCrosse-Washtucna Tigercats flatten Kootenai, 42-14

After a decent start in the first half, outscoring Kootenai 16-8, the LaCrose-Washtucna Tigercats blew the game wide open and rolled to a 42-14 win. The eight-man grid team was led by the scoring prow... Full story

 

Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos win in double OT

Speedy and sly at times, Warden battled back from a 21-7 deficit at half time to force overtime play against the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos last Friday. Ultimately the Broncos overcame the late...

 

Candidate Profile: Jeff Reynolds, challenger for hospital district commissioner at large

Jeff Reynolds has a unique perspective when it comes to healthcare – a view from inside the industry he hopes will benefit him if elected to serve Adams County Public Hospital District No. 2....

 

Candidate Profile: Joyce Preston, incumbent for hospital district commissioner at large

Joyce Preston is the incumbent candidate for Adams County Public Hospital District No. 2 Commissioner at Large District 2 position. She was first elected to serve the board almost four years ago, winn...

 

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