Bowling Scores for the Chewelah Bowling Center for Oct. 17-Nov. 3
Families and friends are encouraged to join students and staff in empowering kindness at the 5th annual Dance for Kindness on November 14 at 2:30 p.m. in the Valley School Gym.The Valley K-8 School Associated Student Body (ASB) has adopted a theme of kindness this year. What better way to get excited about kindness than to participate in a worldwide event inspiring kindness and unity?
The Third Annual Pub Crawl and Poker for Pets to support Becky’s Best Buddies Pet Rescue is coming soon! Be sure to save the date! On November 19, at 5 p.m., seven local restaurants will team up with Becky’s Best Buddies and seven local card dealers for fun, food, and fundraising with friends! Tickets are $10 and available at most participating “Pubs” or from Becky Washington and Aubrey Markel.
In the intimate setting of Kettle Falls’ historic Woodland Theater, guitar slinger Alex Ashley, of Bellingham, Wash., will take the stage for an evening of original roots music and storytelling on Saturday, November 12. Opening the show will be The Powers, a dynamic five-piece indie folk troupe from Coeur d’Alene, Id.
“Alex Ashley’s … songwriting takes you inside yourself and then out…impressing the beauty and danger of the complex world we live in,” says Zan Agzigian, host and producer at Spokane Public Radio, KPBX 91.1 FM. “The heart is best kept safe through lyrical wanderings … [and he is] a singer-songwriter to watch for, and listen to in these days of ours…” More
Here is Remember When for the Nov. 10, 2016 Chewelah Independent…
110 Years Ago – November 9, 1906
The Chewelah town council met in their new meeting room. The furnishings, consisting of 12 chairs, an office table, 2 lamps, a heater with the necessary pipe and 4 cuspidors, were purchased at wholesale for a total cost of $50. More
Two local young men, Isaac Cochran of Chewelah and Andrew Clark of Loon Lake, both members of Boy Scout Troop 989 in Valley, Washington have attained the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. They will be formally recognized for their achievement at a Court of Honor on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at the Loon Lake Elementary School. Boy Scouts are not awarded this honor on good merit alone.
Like all ranks in scouting, the rank of Eagle Scout is earned. Eagle Scout is the highest achievement attainable in the Boy Scouting program. The rank of Eagle Scout dates back to the very beginnings of the Boy Scout program, over 100 years ago. Only about 4 percent of all boys who start in the Boy Scout program will attain the rank of Eagle Scout. To date, over 2.4 million young men have been awarded this lofty goal. Obtaining the rank of Eagle Scout is not an easy journey, but it is one that is attainable through hard work and perseverance. Young men are required to complete a total of 21 merit badges, 13 of which are required. They must live by the Oath and Law of Scouting, provide service to their communities, and complete an extensive service project which they must plan, organize, lead and manage. More
Andrew Loyd Weber is a musical genius. It is an opinion that few people can argue against. From his brilliant Phantom of the Opera to his controversial Jesus Christ Superstar the legendary playwright is easily a household name. Which is why it is no surprise that Jenkins High School’s Theatrical Department would choose to take on this legend’s earliest work: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
Written when Weber was 18 years old, this musical retelling of the biblical story of Joseph is ripe with choral music and songs ranging many different genres. All the way from Country Western to 1950’s Rock-and-Roll, the play is a diverse petri dish of different musical sounds.
By Robert Nein/Chewelah Arts Guild
Roam the Jenkins High hallways weekday afternoons this month and you might hear a brassy Christmas song from the band room. That would be the Chewelah Brass Quintet rehearsing for “Joy to the World,” a Chewelah Arts Guild concert they’ll open at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4 at the Abundant Life Fellowship Church.
The quintet is a welcome outlet for five busy local guys, all lifelong horn players, to continue a craft they began long ago.
“Continuing to play a brass instrument in your adult life is a challenge,” says Joe Trudeau, JHS band director now in his tenth year. “In a small community it’s easier to have a small group than a band, so practicing once a week with a quintet allows us to keep our chops up and have fun.” More