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April 7th, 2014

Vera L. Rock, 96

April 7, 2014

Vera L. (Sanford) Rock was born April 1, 1917, in Wickes Ark., the second of five children. She died March 18, 2014 in Spokane.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Mont Rock; an infant son, James A Rock; an adult son, Don Rock; and her elder brother.
She is survived by five children, Mont Rock, Jack Rock, Joe Rock, Judy Evans and Dixie Rock; one brother; two sisters; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Vera was a long time resident of Wild Rose Prairie where she and Mont had a dairy farm.

April 3rd

DPMS's Hodgson wins state archery championship

April 3, 2014

Deer Park Middle School seventh grader Brent Hodgson placed first in the male middle school division at the recent Washington National Archery in the Schools’ state championship in Ellensburg.
The 24-member DPMS archery squad took third while eighth grader Natasha Root placed ninth in the female middle school division.
On March 22, DPMS sent a team of 24 sixth, seventh and eighth grade students to compete. Students qualified through a “mini tournament” held in the health and fitness classes and only the top 12 boys and girls made the team.

April 2nd

Sheriff's Department helps with Oso mudslide SAR

April 2, 2014

Spokane County Sheriff’s Department is providing services to assist in the search for survivors at the deadly mudslide in Oso, Wash.
Spokane County Search and Rescue (SAR) K-9 teams have been mobilized to assist in the search. Four K-9 teams are certified in “Live” finds as well as human remains detection.

April 1st

Barn construction underway at Clayton Fairgrounds

April 1, 2014

Work on the long awaited goat barn has started at the Clayton Fairgrounds.
During the fair’s annual livestock auction two years ago, Willow Jones donated a meat goat as a fund-raiser for a needed goat barn. Rosemary Jones, along with her mother, children, Gail Kersey and Roberta Fuge spent that summer collecting donations and selling raffle tickets for a quilt (created by Sandi Stillman) with all the proceeds going to the goat barn.

March 30th

Sheriff Department warns of phone scam

March 30, 2014

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office warns citizens once again about telephone scams circulating through the Spokane area.
For the past several weeks, the Sheriff’s Office has received multiple complaints of individuals calling, identifying themselves as Sheriff’s Office employees and telling people they have missed jury duty and that if they don’t provide payment over the phone, they will have a warrant issued for their arrest.

March 28th

GreenHouse's stolen ambulance recovered

March 28, 2014

The GreenHouse Community Center, which had its main transportation rig stolen last week, recovered the converted 1996 ambulance on Thursday.
The vehicle was found on the outskirts of Coulee City, Wash., after a passing motorist
spotted it in a roadside field. The ambulance was missing the large vinyl GreenHouse logos. Instead, the sides of the vehicle had been spray painted with graffiti.
The inside of the ambulance was also trashed with empty containers and food items also stolen from the GreenHouse.0

March 27th

SCRAPS investigating animal abuse case

March 27, 2014

Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Services (SCRAPS) continues to investigate an animal cruelty complaint on property on the outskirts of Deer Park last week.
SCRAPS investigators, who did not disclose the address of the farm, seized a horse, two sheep and a pig. The animals were taken to a veterinarian for treatment.

March 26th

Carolyn M. Trueblood, 71

March 26, 2014

Carolyn Michaele Trueblood of Deer Park passed away on March 21, 2014.
Carolyn was born Aug. 10, 1942 in Big Timber, Mont. Carolyn was known for her fine arts painting. Her paintings were shown in numerous galleries throughout the nation. She was also an excellent art instructor and teacher and will be remembered by her many students.
Carolyn was the oldest of four children and helped raise her younger brothers.

Kay Oiland, 78

March 26, 2014

Kay Oiland, 78 years of life, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on March 18, 2014, at her Deer Park home.
Kay was born on March 13, 1936, in Havre, Mont., to Tom and Lucy Wells. She was the second child and only sister to her three brothers.
Raised in Polson, Mont., Kay graduated from Polson High School in 1954. She later attended Kinman Business School in Spokane.
After graduating from Kinman, Kay began working at Jenson Byrd where she met her future husband, Dean. They were married on Aug. 24, 1956, in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and settled in Spokane.

Lorraine A. Ball, 84

March 26, 2014

Lorraine Amaryllis Ball, 84 years of life and beloved wife, mother, sister, daughter and friend, went home to be with the Lord on March 16, 2014.
She was born in Spokane in 1930. She was a longtime resident of Clayton, who graduated from Deer Park High School in 1948.
She and her husband, Donald Ball, owned and operated the Clayton Drive In (home of the Clayton Burger) and a dairy farm for many years.

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