The Chewelah VFW Post 54 has announced the local winners of the annual VFW Department of Washington State Youth Essay Program. See below to read the winning essays from each age group. More
By Catharine Whitby
I am a Certified Master Gardener, which is a volunteer program administered by WSU Extension Service in Stevens County. Four years ago when I enrolled in the training program, I was a novice gardener interested in learning more, and volunteering to support gardening-related learning in my newly-adopted county. I continue to be highly impressed with the in-depth information and courses available through this program. I can not think of a better way to improve skills while giving back to our community by volunteering. My fellow Master Gardeners, many of whom are highly experienced gardeners, are kind and dedicated.
I applaud our County Commissioners for their continued support of this program for the benefit of our county, and WSU Extension Services for providing it.
If you have an interest in gardening, consider joining our team, even if you are a novice. The next course starts in January of 2017, and the application deadline is November 18. For more information please either visit the website http://stevens.wsu.edu, email our Master Gardener coordinator Adena Sabins at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 509-684-2588. Certified Master Gardeners are also available to share their experience of the course and volunteering.
-Submitted by WSU Ext.
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