December 15 to December 22, 2014
of the Colville Chamber of Commerce: Provide leadership to stimulate,
promote and support economic vitality, tourism, communication, education and
community pride in the greater Colville, Washington area.
Ladies and Gentlemen:
you to our volunteers for helping to sell raffle tickets, The HomeCare ResCare
Elves; Katie Leblanc, Ron McQuarrie, and Home Suite Home for housing the
trees this year. Thank you all for your energy and dedication! Merry Christmas!
Everyone is invited to attend
Chamber meetings held on Tuesdays at noon at the Eagles
Lodge on North Wynne Street. It is a no-host lunch with a speaker
or program for each meeting. We try to publicize the meeting in advance
so everyone can make plans to attend. If you would like to make a
presentation of interest to the community, call Chamber office 684-5973.
Chamber Speakers for Dec. 16 are Nathan Noble & Stephen Woods of Petroglyph
Printing & Signs. They will be conducting a short seminar on the
importance of branding for small businesses, the need for good design when
branding, and the challenges of branding in a rural area.
No Chamber meeting. Merry Christmas!
No Chamber meeting. Get ready to bring in the New Year!
Jan. 6: Debra Hansen will present “Presentation
in the Can.”
Jan. 13: Global Entrepreneurial –Todd Strobel
with four Colville High School Students.
Jan. 20: Stewart Kent presentation on “Promotional
Plan of Action and Expenditures for 2015.
Jan. 27: Your name needs to be here! Don’t be
shy…step up and say YES, me next!
Chamber News &
Shop Colville was a huge success with rides from
noon to 3 p.m. and those last minute pictures with Santa as well as shopping
local. Thank you to the many volunteers that help to make this a successful
The winners of the Christmas Tree Extravaganza were:
Country Chevrolet, Davis Auto and
Colville Motor Sports: Teresa Hydorn
Health and Wellness Providers: Joan Carter
Downtown Colville Merchants: Yvonne Lawrence
Tri-County Stoves: Shannon Hughes
Healthy Expressions Dental: Leslie Booth
Alternative Pathways to Health: Bob King
Northeast Washington Association of
Realtors: Lori Allen
Colville Chamber of Commerce: Debbie Wishon
Calendar of Events:
Go to www.colville.com or Colville, WA on Facebook for more info.
19: Community Christmas Party at the Ag and Trade Center from 6
p.m. to 11 p.m. Dinner with Catering To You with Lori Roberts; music with
Mountain Melodies; dance with Jukebox Review; $15 per person. For tickets call
684-2585. (Proceeds to go to fund the fireworks and Rendezvous.)
19: Master Gardener applications
due. The WSU Master Gardener training in Stevens County will begin January 13,
2015. Face-to-face classes will be held sporadically in Colville, on Tuesdays
from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. through May 5. The Class fee is $125 and requires 40
hours of volunteer service per year. Applications can be found online at http://ext100.wsu.edu/stevens/gardening/master-gardeners/.
Save the Date
*February 21—Forestry News “Forest
Owners Winter School”
*March 2015—Woodlands Theatre presents
*March 20-21, 2015—Home & Garden
Lodge Campground and Resort is open and available for your
individual or dinner party needs. The Resort has a wide variety menu from soup
to Filet Mignon. If you are looking to find an establishment for your Holiday
or Christmas dinner, call us today. We can accommodate up to 40 people.
For more information or to book your reservations call 684-5657.
Caregivers…here is a chance for you to ask questions, give
answers, exchange ideas, and get support from other family caregivers who
understand exactly what you're going through!
Get care giving tips, advice, and support at Parkview Senior Living, the last
Thursday of each month 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. - 240 S. Silke in Colville.
Connect with those who understand what you're going through. Share, vent,
laugh, and feel less alone. We're here for you. For more information call Nancy at 684-5677.
Public Affairs Office, Forest Service wants to remind you that Christmas tree
permits are available at all of our Colville National Forest Offices including
the BLM office in Spokane. This is a real bargain at $5.00, with a maximum of
two per household.
Porch Farm: Christmas Trees are
8 foot tall, fresh cut and fragrant, they are ready to take home and decorate.
We have three varieties of Fir Trees: Nordmann ($45 almost sold out!), Grand
($45), and Noble ($40). You can also stock up on farm fresh eggs, pastured
chicken, raw local honey, and Cougar Gold Cheese while you're at our store!
Plus, we still have onions, potatoes, garlic, winter squash and more available
from the garden. We're open right until Christmas Eve, Tuesday through Saturday
from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Find us under the windmill on Highway 395, just south of
Arden. Visit us at http://frontporchfarm.net or
find us on Facebook at http://facebook.com/FrontPorchFarm
of Stevens County
will be eliminating Saturday hours at the Kettle Falls, Colville, Chewelah,
Loon Lake, and Lakeside libraries starting January, 2015. With the reduction of staffing hours,
however, open hours will need to be reduced.
The Colville, Kettle Falls, and Chewelah Libraries will, however, extend
their Friday evening hours to 6:00 pm, so that people have a better chance of
being able to pick something up before the weekend. Previously, those libraries closed at 5:00
pm. Library Director, Amanda Six stated:
“Closing the library on Saturdays was not an easy decision for us to make. Library staff and the Library Board worked
for several weeks to find alternative ways to balance the budget with the
revenue we have. We know that this will
impact our communities, but we will, as always, strive to provide excellent
library services. We appreciate the
patience and understanding of our patrons as we make this transition, effective
January 1, 2015.” However, the library’s
website (thelosc.org) is available 24/7.
From the website, patrons are able to place holds, renew items, download
audio and eBooks, access databases, and much more.
Meyers Falls Market on-goings:
Yoga classes are ongoing in the Viniyoga style with Lisa Jekubik. Monday
evenings from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Drop-ins welcomed. Contact Lisa at (509)
690-1742; the Market is open on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 1-31: Art
Show with Annette Coady, Fine Art Photographer and Artist will be featured in
our December Gallery. For Art Gallery information, contact Maggie firstname.lastname@example.org;
First Friday’s: join us at Meyers Falls Market for this festive evening of
song, dance, poetry, and many other community talents brought forth to the
microphone. All are welcome to attend (donations welcomed). Call Sue Richardson
for more details (509) 684-8825. Dec. 19: Wine Tasting from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30
p.m. Drop-in anytime to sample three distinct wines from our ion of over
100 varieties. Tickets are only $2 and entitle you to save $2 off any bottle of
that evenings’ featured wines. Join us the third Friday of every month through
fall and winter. December 28: Spiritual Study Group and January 3, 10, 17, 24,
31 and Feb. 7 Watercolor Classes at Meyers Falls Market.
The Salvation Army is
in need of volunteers to help “ring the bell.” Volunteers can call Pamela Vail
at (509) 684-5742. Volunteers are needed for Nov. 28 through Dec. 20, from 11
a.m. to 5 p.m.—groups can adopt a day with two to three hour shifts at two
locations (Super One Foods and Walmart).
Step-up for the Salvation
Army Ring & Sing Red Kettle Challenge. The Kiwanis
club has stepped up solidly behind The Salvation Army Holiday Red Kettle
program and issued a challenge to local businesses to adopt a kettle for a day.
Student, church and community groups are also encouraged to donate volunteer
time. Our target is $5,000. All donations stay local! What to do? Organize a
group and pick a day. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 28-Dec. 20; Thursday. Dec. 18 and
Tuesday, Dec. 23; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. organize a group to ring the bell at a Red
Kettle. Red Kettle groups divide the day into (3) two hour shifts or a
combination of 1-2 hours depending on what works best for your group. Other
days and hours are available on request. For more information call Pam at
promotes on-the-job training subsides to assist businesses: As the economy
continues to improve, more local businesses are bringing on new employees to
help meet increased demand for their products or services. If
you’re an employer who wants to expand, but can’t afford the cost of recruiting
and training new employees, Employment Security Department’s WorkSource may
have a solution for you. For more information on how to take advantage of
this low-cost way to hire and train new employees, contact Tammy Heggenberger
at WorkSource. She can be reached by calling (509) 685-6123 or by email at email@example.com.
Economic Development District’s Small Business Center Wireless Hot spot
will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please see their website at http://tricountyedd.com/
or call them at (509) 684-4571.
is having a Christmas Special when you purchase 2 massages you get the third
one FREE! (Value total $120). Then you can cross two gifts off your list and
treat yourself to the free massage. This offer is good until Dec. 31, 2014. For
more information call (509) 680-5330.
Stevens County Extension News, a monthly newsletter with Extension event
and program news. We encourage you to forward this newsletter to friends and
family that might benefit from the information. We hope you enjoy the
newsletter – Debra Hansen, County Extension Director, WSU Stevens County
Extension workshops and events. For more information on any of the following
events, contact us at 509-684-2588 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us at 986 S. Main in Colville.
If you have an event or
activity of interest to our community, please email to us at email@example.com. Have a great week!
Garringer and Karen
Colville Chamber of Commerce
986 South Main Street Suite B
Colville, WA 99114
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