Bell shines as community star

Print Article

Community Star

   PRIEST RIVER —You might not know who Gary Bell is if you live under a rock.

   The community do-gooder was honored this past Friday as the newest community star. The program by Panhandle State Bank recognizes a community member that exemplifies excellent community leadership.    Nominations are taken from the community and then voted upon.

Panhandle donates $1,000 in the winner’s name and Bell chose the Priest River Food Bank to receive this year’s funds.

   Bell was nominated by Terri Ivie who listed his many affiliations and accomplishments within Priest River in just a short span of time. These include: Happy Agers, soup kitchen, Relay for Life, Chamber board member, Lion’s President, Rotary member, Knights of Columbus, PRIDE, Advocates for Women advisory board, Hospice volunteer and counselor extraordinaire, Community newsletter, and so much more.

   “I would like to thank the bank and also the other nominees. Many people give a lot to make this a better place to live. There are three people that inspire me to do the things I do. Leonard Parenteau for his wisdom, Nadine Parker for her courage and Terri Ivie for her energy. I take something from all of them and admire the trio and they keep me going and inspire me so much,” said Bell. “Thank you everyone for this honor,” he added.

   In the nomination letter, Ivie stated “Gary is a true asset to the community. I don’t know anyone that attends almost all the community events and works so hard and gives his time, money and support to everything worthwhile and what makes this a great place to live. He is one of a kind.”

Print Article

Read More Local News

Spokane man charged with attempted murder

April 17, 2017 at 2:49 pm | Bonner County Daily Bee LACLEDE — A Spokane man has been charged with the attempted murder of a Bonner County man after authorities responded to a reported stabbing in Laclede on Sunday. The victim, whose name has not been...

Comments

Read More

Violent attack lands Priest River man in jail

April 12, 2017 at 6:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee SANDPOINT ­— Two Bonner County men have been implicated in an extended attack that hospitalized another man. Lance Joseph Sinka was arrested last weekend on charges of first-degree kidnapping, aggra...

Comments

Read More

Big game rules are online

April 12, 2017 at 6:00 am | Priest River Times COEUR d’ALENE — The Idaho big game hunting brochure for 2017 and 2018 seasons is available now on the Fish and Game web site at https://idfg.idaho.gov/rules/big-game. The brochure, which contains se...

Comments

Read More

Idaho gas costs stick

April 12, 2017 at 6:00 am | Priest River Times BOISE – National average gas prices have increased for 14 of the past 15 days, but Idaho pump prices continue to head in the opposite direction. Across the Gem State, gas prices have been on the dec...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(208) 448-2431
P.O. Box 159
310 Church Street
Sandpoint Idaho 83864

©2017 Priest River Times Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X