October 19th, 2011
Let the fun times begin!
Alisha Perez, a four-year member of the Deer Park volleyball team, has seen her fair share of in her first three years. While not competing for a Great Northern League championship this fall, the Lady Stags have beaten teams that never gave them a second thought in yearâ€™s past.
â€śAt first, it was shocking,â€ť said Perez on this yearâ€™s success, â€śbut after a while yeah!â€ť
Among those who fell this year was home-standing Cheney on Saturday.
The 5-foot-9 Perez, one of Deer Parkâ€™s main weapons at the net, said the Lady Stagsâ€™ win left some of the Blackhawks in tears.
More than 75 people showed up on Thursday to welcome the Legend and Webb families to the neighborhood.
The families will be the first to occupy homes at the 2-acre Habitat for Humanity-Spokaneâ€™s Hope Meadows housing development in Deer Park.
The Webbs and Legends, who will not move into their homes until sometime in 2012, were on hand last week for the â€śraising of the wallsâ€ť ceremony at the south Colville Avenue site. Joining them were Habitat, Loweâ€™s Hardware (a prime sponsor of the project) and city officials.
A celebration of life memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Oct. 21 in the Riverside High School multi-purpose room for longtime Riverside School District teacher Thomas M. McClure, 58, who passed away on Sept. 25.
Born on Nov. 28, 1952, in Casper, Wy., to the late Harold M. McClure and Lorraine M. Hartman, he attended Tracy Joint Union High School in Tracy, Calif., and graduated in 1970. He was quarterback and captain of the football team and also an outstanding wrestler. He won the Tracy Booster Club and Teachers Education School awards in high school.
A memorial service and reception was held on Oct. 14 at English Funeral Chapel, Coeur dâ€™Alene, for former Deer Park resident Walter E. Peak, 81.
Born on Nov. 25, 1929, to Paul and Alice Peak, he graduated from Deer Park High School in 1947 and joined the U.S. Navy where he served four years. He worked at Kaiser Aluminum Co., where he traveled to Germany, Wales, England, West Virginia and Louisiana as a trouble-shooter. He retired as a general foreman at the age of 52.
Construction on a new interchange at Parksmith Road gets under way this month, a milestone that signals traffic and safety improvements are nearly complete on the northern five miles of the new North Spokane Corridor.
When complete, the interchange, located between Francis Avenue and Farwell Road, will provide convenient access to retail and residential areas in the Mead community, as well as the nearby commercial and industrial properties along the new transportation corridor.
The Deer Park volleyball team staged a pair of comebacks to defeat Medical Lake 25-15, 25-29, 25-23 in Great Northern League action on Tuesday.
The Lady Stags, who broke open a 10-10 tie to easily win the first game, fell behind early in the second game. An ace by the Cardinals Raquel Alsept game Medical Lake a 16-8 lead before the Lady Stags made their move.
Zoey Mohrâ€™s kill through a pair of Cardinal blockers gave Deer Park a 20-19 lead. An ace by Haley Wainwright gave the Lady Stags some breathing room at 22-20 and they cruised the rest of the way.
The East Valley Knights wasted little time delivering its best shot Friday against Deer Park with two first quarter touchdowns.
It, however, was the Stags who delivered the knockout punch with a pair of fourth quarter touchdowns to secure a 42-25 win.
The victory improved the Stagsâ€™ Great Northern League record to 2-1 (5-1 overall), while East Valley fell to 1-1, 3-3.
â€śIf weâ€™re going to win the league title, we had to win this game,â€ť said Stag head coach Keith Stamps, who saw his team lose a heartbreaker to Cheney the previous week.
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.