October 11th, 2011
A gathering will held at 11 a.m. on Oct. 15 at the Russell Booher home, N42107 Franz Road, Elk, followed by funeral services at 4 p.m. at the Jehovah Witness Kingdom Hall, N1802 Raymond Road, Spokane Valley, with Steve Crosby speaking, for former Elk area resident Stella L. Nestoss, 52, who passed away on Oct. 6 in Spokane.
Born in 1959 to the late Eldon and Helen Verdel Booher, she graduated from Riverside High School in 1977 and was later employed as a housekeeper at Sacred Heart Medical Center, Spokane, and at Zipâ€™s Drive-In on north Division.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Oct. 14 at Holy Cross Cemetery Chapel, N7200 Wall St. Spokane, for former Deer Park resident Karen L. Myrick, 67, who passed away on Sept. 17.
Raised in Milwaukee, Wis., she spent her summers playing on Lake Michigan with her sister, Patricia. In 1958, she moved with her family to Spokane, where she attended Rogers High School. She and her husband, Neil, moved to Deer Park in 1979.
Karen was preceded in death by her grandmother, Alice Steffes, her mother, Audrey Brickner, and stepfather, Gregory Brickner.
Deer Parkâ€™s taxable retail sales continue to take a sharp dip, according to statistics supplied by the Department of Revenue.
According to Department of Revenue statistics, Deer Park generated $16 million in retail sales from April-June 2011 as compared to $18.2 million for the same period in 2010, an 11.9 percent drop.
Deer Parkâ€™s recent downspin followed a 32 percent drop in the second quarter of 2010 as compared to the second quarter of 2009.
Springdaleâ€™s retail sales dropped 26.7 percent from $717,452 to $525,420.
Sheila R. Hoover passed away on Sept. 24, 2011, at Sacred Heart Medical Center.
She was born on July 3, 1966, to Donna Boardman. She was a hardworking woman who always gave a helping hand when needed.
She will be remembered for her smile, laugh and humor. She had interests including horseback riding, gardening, reading, singing, sewing and beadwork. She was very creative, artistic and had a sweet, innocent spirit about her.
Gov. Chris Gregoire announced on Monday that she will appoint Patrick Monasmith to the Superior Court serving Stevens, Pend Oreille and Ferry counties. Monasmith is a former court commissioner for Stevens County, and has extensive experience in private practice.
He will fill the judgeship being vacated by the retirement of Rebecca Baker.
The West Valley Eagles broke open a close game with a six-goal second half explosion to defeat Deer Park 8-2 in Great Northern League soccer action on Tuesday.
The win improved West Valleyâ€™s GNL record to 4-2 while Deer Park fell to 1-5.
Trailing 3-0 midway through the second half, the Lady Stags got on the scoreboard with an Alison Ruygrok goal. The Eagles retaliated with a Brittni Marro, her second of the game.
Nikki Ball also scored for Deer Park at the 67-minute mark.
West Valley outshot Deer Park 27-12.
Sally passed away on Sept. 22, 2011.
She was born on June 19, 1943 to Walt and Violet Neubrand and grew up in Williams Valley and graduated from Deer Park High School in 1962. In 1963 she married Don Rogers and together they raised three children.
For the last nine years, Sally has called Fairwood Village her home where she always had a smile and an open door to friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, Walter Neubrand.
Washingtonâ€™s minimum wage will increase to $9.04 per hour beginning Jan. 1, the Department of Labor & Industries announced on Friday.
L&I calculates the stateâ€™s minimum wage each year as required by Initiative 688, approved by state voters in 1998. The 37-cent increase reflects a 4.258 percent increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) since August 2010.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Oct. 1 at the First Evangelical Free Church, 4920 Assembly St., Spokane, followed by a reception at the church for former Loon Lake resident John T. Dunham, 95, who passed away on Sept. 18.
Born on Dec. 5, 1915, at Loon Lake, as the seventh of nine children to Ted and Janey Dunham, he attended a one-room schoolhouse for four years on Garden Spot Road. After working on the family farm and hauling cordwood, he moved to Cheney in 1936 and was employed at Cheney Weeder until the fall of 1938 when he moved to Seattle.
The Cheney Blackhawks, the last unbeaten volleyball team in the Great Northern League, defeated Deer Park 25-15, 25-22, 25-21 on Thursday.
In each game, the teams played even at the start only to have the Blackhawks surge to a commanding lead.
In the first game, a 5-5 deadlock quickly became a 16-5 lead behind the serving of Cheneyâ€™s Sami Sheffels.