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July 6th

Betty M. Higgins, 79

July 6, 2011

Memorial services were July 2 at the Clayton Community Church for longtime area resident Betty M. Higgins, 79, who passed away June 25.
Born on Aug. 11, 1931, in Springdale, she married Fred R. Higgins in 1949.
She loved to read books, play bingo, shoot pool and go to the casinos.
For the full obituary, see the July 6 issue of the Deer Park Tribune.

Pend Oreille County lake headed for rehab

July 6, 2011

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will host public meetings July 13-14 to discuss proposed treatments to improve trout broodstock production and trout fishing at Kings Lake in Pend Oreille County.
Public meetings to discuss the rehabilitation proposal are scheduled from 7-9 p.m. on:
• July 13 at the Create Art Center, W900 Fourth St., Newport.
• July 14 at the WDFW’s Eastern Region office, N2315 Discovery Place, Spokane Valley.

June 28th

DPSD begins rehiring process

June 28, 2011

The Deer Park School District, which laid off its provisional staff in May, has begun rehiring some of the staffers for the upcoming school year.
The Deer Park School Board approved the rehiring of school district nurse Dawn Epler and speech language pathologist Kelly Pitts, both full-time employees, at its June 27 meeting.
Epler’s rehiring was almost a given since the size of the school district mandates a full-time school nurse.
Superintendent Becky Cooke expects most of the provisional staff, which equaled 8.7 full-time employees, to be rehired in the next couple of months.

Gary J. Cummings Sr., 63

June 28, 2011

A celebration of life will be held from 12-3 p.m. on July 9 at the Spokane Valley Eagles Lodge, E16801 Sprague, for former Springdale businessman Gary J. Cummings, 63, who passed away on June 27 in Spokane Valley.
Born on April 5, 1948, to the late Clayton and Helen Cummings in Spokane, he worked as a brakeman for Burlington Northern Railroad before opening the Country Corral restaurant in Springdale.

Plenty of Fourth of July festivities on tap

June 28, 2011

Deer Park’s traditional Fourth of July celebration will expand this year with an old-fashioned community picnic planned by Zion Lutheran Church from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Monday at Mix Park.
The new event will include a kiddies parade at 10 a.m. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3067 in Deer Park will take part in the opening ceremonies at 11 a.m.
The picnic will also feature live bands, kids games, a talent show and quilt show.
Following the picnic, the sixth annual “As American As Apple Pie” concert will start at 7 p.m. at the Deer Park First Baptist Church, E1200 Crawford Ave.’

Deer Park Concert Series gets off to a ‘hot’ start

June 28, 2011

While area residents continue to wait for summer to arrive, the Deer Park Concert Series brought some tropical heat to start the eighth annual event.
Bram Brata, which was a big splash when they played at Mix Park in 2008, repeated that performance on Saturday in front of a crowd of more than 200 who took in the concert under sunny albiet somewhat mild temperatures. The steel drum band, made up of high school students in the Tri-Cities area, played a mixture of jazz, pop, movie themes and reggae tunes for more than two hours.

Glen Doffing, 87

June 28, 2011

Funeral services will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Challis, Idaho, on July 1 for former longtime Deer Park resident Glen “Bud”Doffing, 87, who passed away on June 20.
Mr. Doffing, a former city of Deer Park employee, and his wife, Myrna, lived in Deer Park for 50 years before moving to Challis. They wintered in Bouse, Ariz.
His wife, Myrna; a son, Rendall; and grandson, Rendall, all predeceased him.
He is survived by one son Kent (Linda) Doffing of Deer Park; one daughter, Glenda (Bill) Ebberts of Challis; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Orrie Gates, 95

June 28, 2011

A memorial service will be 11 a.m. on July 18 at the Deer Park First Baptist Church, E1200 Crawford, for Deer Park/Loon Lake resident Orrie Gates, 95, who passed away on June 24.
Her husband, Clarence Gates, and a grandson, Rex Loho, both predeceased her.
She is survived by one daughter, Marcy (Dr. Ed Lohoff) of Loon Lake; one son, Marvin (Diana) Gates of Deer Park; seven grandchildren; one step-grandchild; 13 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

Robert S. Thom, 50

June 28, 2011

A memorial service was held on June 28 at the Chattaroy Community Church for former Chattaroy resident Robert S. “Bob” Tohm, 50, who passed away on June 20 at his home near Cheney.
Mr. Tohm was interred at the Chattaroy Cemetery with Lauer Funeral Home, Deer Park, in charge of arrangements.
For the full obituary, see the June 29 issue of the Deer Park Tribune.

Carl W. Warriner, 74

June 28, 2011

Funeral services were held on June 25 at the Elk Community Church, with the Rev. Walt Campbell officiating, for former longtime Elk resident Carl F. Warriner, 74, who passed away on June 19.
Interment followed at Elk Cemetery No. 1 with Lauer Funeral Home, Deer Park, in charge of arrangements.
The family suggests memorials be made to Gideons International, P.O Box 231, Newport, WA 99156 or the Pend Oreille Bible Camp, 1092 Conklin Meadow Road, Newport, WA 99156.
For the full obituary, see the June 29 issue of the Deer Park Tribune.

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