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The Miner | Ladies of the Lake host Christmas party

The Ladies of Sacheen Lake held their 10th annual community Christmas party Sunday, Dec. 5. Approximately

65 adults and children attended. Here, Mrs. Claus reads the Polar Express story. The children were then given

bells to ring Santa into the station. Santa arrived, and all the children got to talk with him and get a little gift.

President Jill Short thanked all the donators for their contributions. This was her fifth year as president of LOL

and hostess of the LOL annual Christmas party. She is passing the gavel to incoming president Maria Sug Bullock.

The new fire chief of South Pend Oreille County Fire District was introduced to all. All the volunteers were

thanked for all their hard work. (Courtesy photo|Jill Short)

The Miner | Ladies of the Lake celebrate the season

Ladies of the Lake celebrate the season

SACHEEN LAKE The Sacheen Ladies of the Lake will have their annual Community Christmas Party Sunday,

Dec. 5, from 3-5 p.m. Santa Claus will be there with Mrs. Claus. They will have food, beverages, craft tables, and

goodies for the children.

Dave Swimelar and the Save Our Sacheen group is sponsoring the annual event. Come and enjoy some

community interaction and get into the holiday spirit.

The ladies this year have given donations to Newport Hospice, Sacheen Fire Station, Rural Resources Holiday

Dinner Project and Head Start Program, PUD Neighbors in Need and Newport Food Bank. This year the ladies

will also be sponsoring a family for Christmas.

Their annual auction, calendar and cookbook sales have provided the opportunity to give back to the community.

The Newport Miner Article from August 11, 2010, Lifestyle Section page 8A 

 

Orders being taken for Sacheen Ladies of the Lake calendars

SACHEEN – The Sacheen Ladies of the Lake are selling $10 calendars to support a variety of local non profits. This is the eighth year for the calendar sales and all proceeds go to benefit Newport charities.

In the past the Newport Hospice, Rural Resources, Pend Oreille Fire District No. 3 and the Newport Food Bank have been recipients. The photos were submitted by the Ladies and voted on at their annual auction July 28.

The Ladies have also have established a Sacheen Angels Lunch Fund at Stratton Elementary School for children who need lunches.

You can order a calendar now by contacting Jill Short at 509-447-4499. The calendars will be out Aug. 25.

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Lake Ladies work fundraising magic
Courtesy photo|Rose Doupe - The Sacheen Ladies of the Lake hosted a Christmas luncheon Sunday, Dec. 7, at the Sacheen Lake fire station to raise funds for the local food bank. Save Our Sacheen and Sacheen Betterment Association donated funds to purchase door prizes and supplies for the party.
Courtesy photo|Rose Doupe - The Sacheen Ladies of the Lake hosted a Christmas luncheon Sunday, Dec. 7, at the Sacheen Lake fire station to raise funds for the local food bank. Save Our Sacheen and Sacheen Betterment Association donated funds to purchase door prizes and supplies for the party.
By Youssef Sleiman
Of The Miner

SACHEEN LAKE – The Newport Food Bank is slated to receive about $350 worth of non-perishable food goods and about $80 cash from the Sacheen Ladies of the Lake – just one slice of a pie the service organization-social group dished out this holiday season.

The Ladies of the Lake hosted a Christmas luncheon Sunday, Dec. 7, to raise funds for the local food bank. The groups Save Our Sacheen and Sacheen Betterment Association were the sponsors for the party.

Ladies of the Lake president Jill Short said about $12 of the donation came from a pool table game hosted by Ladies member Marie Bullocks. Players who scratched the cue ball had to donate one quarter.


The Ladies’ donation to the food bank comes on the heels of another series of donations. Ladies of the Lake treasurer Dorothy Beyersdorf cut a series of $350 checks to Pend Oreille Fire District No. 3, the Newport Hospice, Rural Resource’s Head Start program and the senior baskets donations, and the Stratton Elementary Sacheen Angels account.

The Sacheen Angels account at Stratton provides a fund for students whose lunch fund are short. Short explained when parents pay into their student’s account again, the Angel account gets reimbursed – allowing the next unfortunate student to use it.

The funds for the Ladies of the Lake donations come largely from their annual July fundraising auction. The Ladies of the Lake raised about $800 selling “nicely used” items, Short said, and the rest came from sales of calendars. The Ladies produce calendars, sold on pre-orders, after holding a contest to vote on featured pictures. The Ladies sold about 215 calendars this year, Short said.

Short was recently appointed to the Sacheen Lake Sewer and Water District commission, but she said she keeps the two completely separate. Short has been the president of the Ladies of the Lake for three years.

“We’re a social group that likes to help local charities,” she said.

Short estimated the Ladies of the Lake have 45-50 members. Many of them travel south in the winter, leaving a core group of 15-20 women. For at least seven years now, Short said, the Ladies of the Lake have been donating to charities.


Boating safety classes scheduled for spring

Boating safety education has never been more important as waterways become more crowded and, in Washington, as boat safety certification is becoming mandatory.

Agencies, groups and businesses are rising to the occasion by sponsoring boating safety courses. The eight-hour America's Boating Course taught by the Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Spokane Sail & Power Squadron satisfies Washington's mandatory requirement, which begins this year with the first phase, requiring boat operators under 21 years old to be certified.These courses also may qualify boaters for discounts on insurance.

Scheduled courses include:

April 6: America's Boating Course, eight hours, taught by Coast Guard Auxiliary, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at Cabela's in Post Falls. Cost: $35. Info: (208) 777-6300.

April 12: America's Boating Course, eight hours, taught by Coast Guard Auxiliary, 5500 N. Government Way in Coeur d'Alene. Cost $35 or $45 for two sharing book. Info: (208) 818-1546.

April 15: America's Boating Course, eight-hour course taught by Spokane Sail & Power Squadron over four consecutive Tuesday evenings at 925 W. Jackson. Cost: $40. Preregister: (509) 328-6165 or e-mail JimRoeber@comcast.net.

April 26, May 24: Free six-hour boating safety course taught by Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation and Kootenai County Sherriff Department. (May not satisfy Washington requirements) 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at State Parks regional headquarters, 2885 Kathleen Ave. in Coeur d'Alene. Preregister: (208) 514-2417 or kjackson@idpr.idaho.gov.

Online classes that satisfy Washington's requirement are available for home study on the Internet for $15; www.boat-ed.com/wa.

Private classes are available for about $40 a person, including manuals, through the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, (509) 921-0449 or e-mail safeboatingclasses@ yahoo.com.

 Ladies donate to fire district
Courtesy photo/Pend Oreille Fire District No. 3 -- The Sacheen Ladies of the Lake hosted the annual Christmas Tree lighting celebration at the Sacheen Lake Fire Station where Jill Short presented chief Mark Havener with a $1,000 donation. This was the first gathering at the new station since its completion last year. Part of the evening’s events included a raffle for Christmas-related items, carols and seeing friends during the holiday season. The Ladies of the Lake, through various fundraisers, donate annually to the fire district efforts.
 The Sacheen Ladies of the Lake hosted the annual Christmas Tree lighting celebration at the Sacheen Lake Fire Station where Jill Short presented, chief Mark Havener with a $1,000 donation. This was the first gathering at the new station since its completion last year. Part of the evening’s events included a raffle for Christmas-related items, carols and seeing friends during the holiday season. The Ladies of the Lake, through various fundraisers, donate annually to the fire district efforts.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Feb. 13, 2008
08-040
Put your pipes on a fat-free diet
 
        YAKIMA – It’s not something we think about when we pour leftover grease down the drain, but wastewater treatment plant operators across the state wish folks would put their pipes on a fat-free diet.
 
        Most blockages in sewer systems can be traced to the presence of fats, oils, and grease, creating sewage spills and sewage overflows both onto private property and into city streets. It can also mean more frequent pumping of septic tanks.
 
        Many people believe that pouring grease down the drain and following it with lots of hot water will keep the fats liquefied and carry them safely through the pipes. This is not true. Fats, oils, and grease cool down very quickly and can solidify after traveling only a few feet.
 
        Raw sewage in the pipes will attach to fats, oils, and grease, creating impenetrable globs that back up sewer lines. These globs of fat and waste are difficult to disinfect at treatment plants and can allow disease-causing pathogens to enter nearby streams, lakes, and rivers.
  
       “Cleanups are difficult and costly,” explained Lynda Jamison, a water-quality specialist with the Washington Department of Ecology. “Blockages can cause raw sewage to back up into streets and possibly even into homes and businesses.”
 
        You can help keep fats from clogging pipes by disposing grease properly:
       *       Never pour fats, oils, or grease down the drain. 
       *       Never flush fats, oils, or grease down the toilet. 
       *       Always put grease in the trash.
 
        Pour hot oils or grease into heat-proof containers, such as a tin can, and cool before putting it in the trash. You may even freeze the grease for easier disposal. Wipe greasy pans and dishes with paper towels before washing them and throw the paper towels into the trash to keep as much grease as possible out of your drains.
 
        These tips can help prevent expensive plumbing repairs and sewage overflows. You can save yourself some repair bills, keep our rivers and streams clean. Put your pipes on a fat-free diet. Dispose of grease properly.
 
        Media contact:   Joye Redfield-Wilder, 509-575-2610
 
        Editor’s Note: Contact your local wastewater treatment plant operators to localize this story.

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