Challenger takes seat on Forks hospital board

FORKS — Challenger Amy Kitchel Ruble won a seat with a six-year term on the Forks Community Hospital board with 611 votes, or 64.38 percent against the incumbent Sandy Schier, who took 336 votes, or 35.41 percent.

Ruble, who owns a hair salon, is s graduate of Forks High School and a trade school. She has provides salon services for the Forks Long Term Care facility for more than 20 years, she said, and also has helped with the spring and fall veterans fishing day on area rivers.

Schier has served on the hospital board for six years, presently as chair. She has served on the Timber Museum Board for a number of years and is a member of the Forks Chamber of Commerce and West End Business & Professional Association.