November 1st, 2011
A memorial service was Nov. 1 at Country Church of the Open Bible in Elk for longtime Elk resident Pat Rickey Jr., 76, who passed away on Oct. 25 in Spokane.
Born on Oct. 1, 1935, to the late Patrick Sr. and Leona (Flanders) Rickey at the family home in Spokane, the family moved to Chattaroy, where he and his three sisters were raised and attended school. Following high school, he worked as a mechanic at Madren Brothers in Hillyard and then moved to the sales of Studebakers, Internationals and eventually Toyotas.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Nov. 11 at Foothills Community Church, N.11102 Forker Road, Spokane, for former Deer Park resident Cloyce E. Preedy, 87, who passed away on Oct. 19 in Spokane.
Born on June 18, 1924, to the late Evert and Maude Preedy, he graduated from Deer Park High School in 1942.
In 1945 Cloyce married Blanche C. Morton. They were divorced in 1954. In 1955, he married Olive A. Thomas-Davis. In July 1993 she passed away and he married Bonnie Lorraine Anderson-Neil in June 1994.
Spokane County Fire District No. 4 crews were busy in the morning hours of Nov. 1.
Firefighters were first called to a chimney fire in the 25000 block of Monroe Road.
Pat Humphries, the fire districtâ€™s public information officer, said the firefighters were able to save the two-story home by limiting the flames to the attic at around 9 a.m.
Slightly more than a hour later, another fire call reported a mobile home fire at Riverside Village on U.S. Highway 2.
Fire crews from Stations 41, 43, 44 and 46 responded to the fire.
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.