Fourth-grader Tyler Burghard, 10, right, tapes plastic into the lid of a pizza box to build a solar oven Wednesday at East Farms Elementary in Otis Orchards. The STEAM Magnet program gives students a chance to participate in a variety of projects and subjects, and the school is becoming a magnet school with the STEAM program as a theme. In the background is fellow student Hayden Ohl. SR photo/Jesse Tinsley
It's another sunny and smokey Monday morning, which means it's time to look over some highlights from Saturday's Valley Voice. Reporter Lisa Leinberger has another entry in the East Farms Diary. She is spending some time this year visiting the East Farms STEAM Magnet School in the East Valley School District. Last week when she was there students were participating in a variety of projects, including taking apart a gas engine, building a solar oven or making root beer with dry ice.
There is some sad news from the Edgecliff neighborhood. The Edgecliff Senior Center has closed, eliminating the nighborhood's last gathering place. The volunteer run organization ran out of funding. Spokane County Auditor Vicky Dalton ruled last week that the voter registration of Spokane Valley Fire Department commissioner Monte Nesbitt will be cancelled because he doesn't live at the Spokane Valley address he used to register to vote. Fire commissioners are required to live in the district they represent and Nesbitt now lives in Cheney.
The Spokane Valley City Council voted last week on the allocation of money to economic development and social service agencies. The organizations selected are either located in Spokane Valley and/or serve Spokane Valley residents.