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Articles from the November 24, 2011 edition

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Ritzville transfer station closed

Ritzville transfer station will be closed Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in observance of Thanksgiving Nov. 24-26.... Full story


Shop with a Cop seeks your support

The Ritzville Police Department is gearing up for the annual Shop with a Cop program. Local law enforcement, including the Adams County Sheriff’s Office and the Washington State Patrol will take selected children (at least 10) shopping for...


AAUW Holiday Bazaar returns December 3

Vendors may still reserve a table at AAUW’s holiday bazaar at the Ritzville Grade School on Saturday, Dec. 3. Shoppers are reminded that the bazaar hours are from l0 a.m. until 2 p.m. Lunch service is available by Blue Bike Catering; children’s...


Ralston Grange annual holiday party set for Dec. 4

The Ralston Grange is hosting the 81st Annual Christmas party and potluck on Sunday, Dec. 4. The potluck will begin at 5 p.m. followed by the Christmas program. Everyone is welcome to attend. Table service will be provided to those attending and it...


Giving Tree ornaments can be picked up now

Sterling Savings Bank will be hosting another Giving Tree this year. Ornaments can be picked up before Thanksgiving for Black Friday shopping. Donations of wrapping paper, ribbons, bows, and bags are greatly appreciated....


Lind students gear up for fall theatrical performance

The Lind High School drama class will present its fall performance on Wednesday, Nov. 30, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Lind Junior/Senior High School gym. Students will take center stage in "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "The Monkey's Paw." In... Full story


Deep furrow wheat drill meeting set

Wheat growers, agricultural industry personnel, and scientists will meet Dec. 1 to discuss the next stages in the design of new deep-furrow drill prototypes. The meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Wheat Foundation Building in Ritzville,...


Ritzville Community Theatre sets upcoming play dates

Ritzville Community Theatre presents their new play “Three in a Row: A Game Show.” The play will take place from Dec. 7-10 at Casuela’s Grill. “Three in a Row: A Game Show” is written by Miles Athey and Harry Schafer, and directed by Harry...


RHS to host blood drive on Dec. 6

Ritzville High School is sponsoring an Inland Northwest Blood Center Drive to be held on Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants can sign up online at, using sponsor code ritzvillehs. Anyone who has questions or...


Coats 4 Kids drive brings warmth

Sterling Savings Bank presented the local schools with their collection of donated coats on Friday, Nov. 18. Sterling Savings Bank is a partner in the KXLY Coats 4 Kids drive that raised a total of...


Deadline for popular conservation program nears

Agricultural producers have until Dec. 2, 2011, to apply for financial and technical assistance through Washington’s most popular conservation program, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced recently. The Environmental...


Project 56 Still Working Hard

It has been brought to my attention that there are many questions in our community about Project 56 and what our goals and expectations are. Our group is very excited about the progress that we are making in achieving our dream of having an... Full story


Cheers for a great season

I would like to applaud the Bronco football team. The communities of Lind, Sprague and Ritzville have been represented well all season. Saturday was no exception. You showed character and resiliency no matter what the opposition or mother nature...


Enjoy the turkey, don’t eat too much pie and remember to give thanks

Today is the day we set aside to give thanks. Just how we accomplish the task is as diverse as the makeup of our country. The freedom to celebrate our way is one of the reasons our country is a great place to live in. Many of us will use this day to...


Shepherds Information Day set for Dec. 10

Sheep producers will not want to miss Shepherds Information Day scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 10, announces Tom Platt, Washington State University Extension Educator in Davenport. Shepherds Information Day will be held at the Spokane County/WSU...


Project 56 refocuses on track project

The Project 56 committee held a public meeting on Thursday, Nov. 17, to discuss the current progress and plans for the ongoing project. The group unanimously decided to refocus and continue the plans for expansion of the track, and only the track.... Full story


Burglar steals more than possessions

No one can imagine the feelings and emotions they will experience after someone has broken into their home and taken their personal belongings. Many never consider the possibilities until their privacy has been shattered. Toni Ronan knows all too wel... Full story


Make plans to participate in Relay For Life of Ritzville in 2012

Jen Kronvall from the American Cancer Society spoke at the Chamber of Commerce General Membership meeting on Thursday, Nov. 17, to discuss the upcoming 2012 Relay For Life of Ritzville event. The Relay For Life of Ritzville event will continue to be...


Local man honored by WSU alumni program

A former Adams County resident is one of the latest inductees into the Washington State University College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences Hall of Honored Alumni. The late Otto Amen graduated from then Washington State College...


Cardinals halt Broncos gridiron season

Saturday’s WIAA 2B State Quarterfinal could easily be dubbed the Snow Bowl. The LRS Broncos and Waitsburg-Prescott Cardinals met in Edgar Brown Stadium in Pasco on artificial turf for the playoff ba... Full story


Student scholarship available for community involvement

The Association of Washington Cities (AWC) Center for Quality Communities Scholarship will be awarding four $1,000 scholarships for high school seniors who are actively involved in their community and want to pursue post-secondary education. The...


RHS takes eighth in state soils

Ritzville FFA Chapter placed eighth in the state soils contest held Nov. 2 in Lincoln County. Ritzville had two teams at the state contest this year making a total of 28 teams that competed. Team No. 1 members for Ritzville included Palmer Phillips,...


Turkey Talk from third, fourth graders

Ritzville Third Grade What I like best about Thanksgiving is all the food my family and I get to eat. I help my mom cook the turkey and set the table. When everybody arrives we all sit down at the table and start eating. I wait until everyone is... Full story


RHS trap shooters win at Lind

The Ritzville FFA Trap Team finished in first place at the Lind FFA Trap Shoot held on Nov. 5 at the Lind Gun Club. Ritzville Team No. 1 members were Jake Dewald, Jacob Anderson, Joel Anderson, Johnny Carson and Andrew Witt. Ritzville Team No. 2... Full story


State Land Judging contest draws teams to Odessa

The 2011 State Land Judging Contest was hosted by the Lincoln County Conservation District on Nov. 2 at the Keith and LeAnna Schafer farm on Highway 28 five miles west of Odessa. Attending the contest were 135 students from the FFA chapters of 18... Full story


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