October 28th, 2011
Deer Park SCOPE volunteers will be out in force on Halloween to enhance the safety of children as they roam neighborhoods in search of sugary booty.
Citizens on Patrol (COP), a community safety program that involves citizen volunteers driving through neighborhoods, will provide a visible deterrent. Using retired sheriffâ€™s patrol cars, COP participants can quickly alert deputies to potential or active criminal activity.
The Deer Park City Council chose park security over comfort in the 2012 budget.
Faced with a rapidly shrinking budget (an original $200,000 general fund surplus is now closer to $175,000) the city council continued to try and find ways to save money.
The city council at the Oct. 25 budget workshop decided to fund a $21,700 video surveillance system for Swinyard Park.
A memorial service will held at 1 p.m. on Oct. 29 at the Clayton Community Bible Church, 4494 Carlton Ave., for Evelyn Johnson, 86, who passed away on Oct. 21 in Spokane.
Born on Jan. 31, 1925, in Brownsville, Maine, she graduated from high school at the top of her class of four students. At age 18, she went to work as a welder in the shipyards in Connecticut during World War II then to work for the Army Map Service in Washington, D.C.
The Deer Park football team continues to reach unprecedented heights this season.
The 7-1 Stags are ranked 10th with North Kitsap and Swin the latest Washington media pool for Class 2A schools. It is the first time the Stags have ever been ranked in the football poll.
Lynden, the only undefeated Class 2A team in the state is ranked No. 1 followed by defending champion Tumwater. Fellow Great Northern League school, Cheney, is ranked ninth.
Spokane County Sheriffâ€™s deputies are investigating a burglary at the GreenHouse Community Center at W112 First St. in the early morning hours of Oct. 25.
It appeared that the perpetrators tried to pry off the lock on the outside door leading to Office Manager Roxie Champagneâ€™s office. Once that failed they broke the door window and climbed inside.
The Deer Park football team can party likes its 1977.
The Stags finally ended 34 years of frustration (15 games) by defeating the Clarkston Bantams 27-25 on Friday.
The win finished the Stagsâ€™ Great Northern League season with a 4-1 mark (7-1 overall) and assures them a home playoff game on Nov. 8, 11 or 12. The Bantams fell to 2-3,
â€śThe kids worked hard tonight,â€ť said Stag head coach Keith Stamps, â€śnothing came easy.â€ť
Funeral services will be 3 p.m. on Oct. 26 at Lauer Funeral Home, Deer Park, with the Rev. Rick McCombs officiating, for former Clayton resident Roscoe W. Jones, 85, who passed away on Oct. 21.
Born in 1925 in Lexington, Neb., he attended school in Clayton before serving in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He was a longtime employee at Kaiser-Mead, working as a rodding room operator. He was currently living in Spokane Valley.
Mr. Jones was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Clayton Grange, Eagles Aerie No. 2 in Spokane and United Steelworkers of America Local No. 329.
The Clarkston Bantams, relying on strong net play, swept Deer Park 25-15, 25-15, 25-18 in the Lady Stagsâ€™ 2011 home finale on Thursday.
The win improved Clarkstonâ€™s Great Northern League record to 8-3, while Deer Park fell to 4-7.
In the first game, the Bantams jumped out to a 10-6 lead. A Jamie Weisner kill stretched Clarkstonâ€™s lead to 14-7. A kill by the Lady Stagsâ€™ Ciera Sitton trimmed the lead to 21-13 but the Bantams rolled the rest of the way.
The Deer Park City Council has not ruled out closing the swimming pool as a way of saving money next year.
The facility, faced with dwindling public use, lost $70,000 last year. The city will have to install a handicapped lip at the pool next year.
Councilman Steve Hughes said it did not make much sense to operate the swimming pool, which was built more than 60 years ago, when it only attracts 30-35 children a day during the summer.
The city only received about $5,000 in usage fees last year.
A rosary will be said at 7 p.m. on Oct. 21, followed by a funeral mass at 11 a.m. on Oct. 22, both at St. Maryâ€™s Presentation Catholic Church, Deer Park, E602 Sixth St., for longtime Loon Lake resident James H. â€śJimâ€ť Berger, 91, who passed away on Oct. 18.
Mr. Berger was a former Stevens County Public Utility District No. 1 commissioner and Woodland Cemetery manager.
Lauer Funeral Home, Deer Park, will be in charge of arrangements.