October 25th, 2011
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.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Oct. 22 at the Springdale Community Church, for former Springdale resident Marine Corps Sgt. Charles Henry, 27, who passed away on Oct. 13 in Jacksonville, N.C.
Born on Nov. 20, 1984, in Enid, Okla., to Fredrick and Linda Henry, he graduated from Mary Walker High, where he met his wrestling coach and mentor, Kyle Dodge. It was in high school where he met his wife-to-be, Heaven Spiry. They were married on Dec. 11, 2004, at the Springdale Community Church by the Rev. Sonny Clemmer.
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.