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Articles from the November 15, 2018 edition

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Washtucna Lions Club holds its Turkey Bingo on Nov. 17

The Washtucna Lions Club is holding its Turkey Bingo on Saturday, Nov. 17. The event will be held at the Lions Club, at 240 SW Main St. The doors open at 5 p.m., with food and refreshments available for attendees. The bingo itself... — Updated 1/11/2019 Full story

 By Brandon Cline    News

How local election results affect Adams County

As the Nov. 6 general election begins to fade in the rearview mirror, it’s time to look forward to the local implications of the decisions that were made by the voters. 0.3 percent sales and use tax currently passing With 57.2... — Updated 1/11/2019 Full story



THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND SACRIFICE! The Lind-Ritzville High School held an assembly to honor veterans on Nov. 7 as a part of Veterans Day festivities. This Veterans Day marks... — Updated 1/11/2019 Full story


Journal office closed from Nov. 22-25, deadlines for next week moved up

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the Ritzville Adams County Journal will be closed from Nov. 22 to Nov. 25. Additionally, The Journal will also have earlier deadlines next week due to the holiday. The deadline for advertising and... — Updated 1/11/2019 Full story


SNYP hosting raffle fundraiser for pet owners

Contributed by Leslie Greenwalt From hamsters to horses, SNYP (Spay Neuter Your Pet) provides financial assistance to spay/neuter your pets. Created in October 2015, SNYP’s primary goal is to provide financial assistance to... — Updated 1/11/2019 Full story


Ralston Grange readies to host holiday community events

Contributed by Randy Roth The Ralston Grange will host a community Thanksgiving potluck and program at their hall in Ralston on Tuesday, November 20. The potluck will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the program. The Grange will... — Updated 1/11/2019 Full story


Community Thanksgiving set for Nov. 18

The Lind Community Thanksgiving Dinner is set to take place on Nov. 18 at 4 p.m. at the Lind Community Church. All are welcomed to come together with friends and neighbors to enjoy delicious food.... — Updated 1/11/2019

 By Brandon Cline    News

Budget talks dominate much of city council meeting

The Ritzville City Council meeting on Nov. 6 lasted nearly two hours as it covered a wide array of topics, as councilmembers and city staff also continued to discuss the 2019 preliminary budget. The meeting began with a public hear... — Updated 1/11/2019


WDWF: 80,000 fish stocked in Fourth of July Lake ahead of Black Friday

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is offering anglers opportunities for tight lines rather than long lines on the day after Thanksgiving. The “holiday specials” include thousands of large trout averaging 15... — Updated 1/11/2019 Full story

 By Brandon Cline    Sports

Looking ahead to the 2018-19 LRS winter sports season

The first day of practice for winter sports teams was held on Nov. 13, as boy’s and girl’s basketball along with the wrestling team begin preparation for a long winter sports season. A more in-depth preview on each of LRS... — Updated 1/11/2019


Thanking a wonderful community, from the Osborn Family

Michelle Erdman Stumpf and Kellie Thompson Ottmar came together to put on a silent auction benefit dinner for us. A group of women—Shanon Davis, Marianne Lazenby, Kellie Ottmar, Michelle Stumpf, Brittany Dew and Karen Jacinto—a... — Updated 1/11/2019 Full story


Adams County 4H Achievement Ceremony

On Oct. 6, Cool Threads of Washtucna held the Adams County 4H Achievement Ceremony at the Washtucna Lions Den. Many 4H members were recognized for their hard work throughout the... — Updated 1/11/2019 Full story


Changes needed at EARH

First, I would like to clarify that the correct name for the foundation is East Adams Rural Healthcare Foundation, not Hospital Foundation. Whoever is running the website for EARH needs to get Kellie Ottmar and I off the website... — Updated 1/11/2019

 By Dale Anderson    Sports

A missed opportunity

It wasn’t the first time and I’m sure it won’t be the last, but I did write a column last week. It didn’t make it into the paper because for some odd reason I forgot to... — Updated 1/11/2019 Full story


Adams County Sheriff's Office Reports

Nov. 4, 6:22 a.m. — A Lind complainant advised of a suspicious vehicle parked on E 3rd Street. The listed subject was at the empty residence attempting to install carpeting in the dark for a family that is moving in later that... — Updated 1/11/2019



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the assessment roll for the assessment of lands within the Quincy-Columbia Basin Irrigation District for the year 2019 has been prepared and delivered to the Board of Directors and that said Board of... — Updated 11/15/2018



ADAMS COUNTY MOSQUITO CONTROL DISTRICT PO BOX 262 OTHELLO,WA 99344 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Please take notice that the 2019 Assessment and Preliminary Budget for the Adams County Mosquito Control District has been prepared and... — Updated 11/15/2018


Adams County Planning Commission meeting change

Adams County Planning Commission Thursday, November 22nd meeting has been changed to Thursday, November 29th in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. Same time... — Updated 11/15/2018


Notice of Public Hearing for the Town of Washtucna, Washington

Notice is hereby given that the Town of Washtucna will have a Public Hearing Meeting for the preliminary budget for 2019. The meeting will be on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 6:00 PM in the Washtucna Town Hall. Any taxpayer may... — Updated 11/15/2018 Full story


NOTICE OF MEETING Adams County Public Hospital District No. 2

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN is accordance with the procedures and provisions of the Washington Open Public Meeting Act (RCW 42.30.080) that the Board of Commissioners of Adams County Public Hospital District No. 2 will hold a special... — Updated 11/15/2018 Full story


2018 Turkey Trot preview

The 2018 Turkey Trot will launch from in front of the Ritz Theatre at 8:30 a.m. Thanksgiving morning for a brisk three-mile tour of the Ritzville Path. All are welcome: speedy runners, strollers pushed or wagons pulled with little... — Updated 11/15/2018 Full story


Sen. Mark Schoessler

Cell phones have their place, but it can be nice to step back in time by going to a place where my phone simply won’t work. Recently I let my legislative staff know that I would be out of range for a few days, and headed for the... — Updated 11/15/2018


Costs matter in hiring equation

While both sides argue over the merits of Seattle’s escalating minimum wage, there are other issues, such as the total cost per worker, which enter into hiring equations. When employers look to add or retain workers, they must... — Updated 11/15/2018 Full story


100th anniversary of armistice shows importance of honoring fallen heroes and today's veterans

November 11th of this year marks the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended World War I. Over the course of that conflict, 116,516 American military personnel lost their lives. The deadliest battle in U.S. history was at Arg... — Updated 11/15/2018 Full story


'Love Letters' isn't your typical play

Have you ever, for whatever reason, just hung on to old correspondence from a dear friend, a relative perhaps, or some long-ago special relationship? And then, just one day, bring them all out again and re-read them? This is... — Updated 11/15/2018


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