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Saturday’s highlights

A kitten cries for attention after a staffer at SCRAPS placed adoption papers and a pet license on its cage Tuesday. SR photo/Jesse Tinsley

What is it about Monday mornings and fresh snow? Mondays also mean highlights from the Saturday Valley Voice, so here we go. Reporter Nicole Hensley has a story with some details about upcoming changes at SCRAPS as well as a look back at the organization's history. Can you guess what the most popular cat name is?

The Ambulance Service Board, which includes the Spokane Valley Fire Department as well as most fire departments and districts in Spokane County, has negotiated a contract extension with AMR that includes a $100 reduction in the base cost of an ambulance trip starting in February.

A Liberty Lake Police Officer had an interesting day last week when a fleeing suspect rammed his patrol car. The officer was unhurt, but the brand new police car was damaged. The suspect was arrested the next day in Spokane.

Nicole also has a story on a group of pickleball players that are looking for new blood. The majority of the players are seniors, but all ages are welcome.

Wanted: Pickleball players

A local pickleball group is looking for new players to join them during the week.

If you’re not familiar with the game, it’s a Washington sport invented in 1965 in Bainbridge Island. The game is like tennis, but also similar to ping pong.

The group is mostly seniors, but the game is open to players of all ages.

We have a story appearing in Saturday’s Spokane Valley Voice featuring some of the players you'll meet Sunday including Sunny Lynne Gray who is the group's ambassador (above).

If you don’t know how to play, they’re hosting a clinic Jan. 27 at 3 p.m. It costs $5 to play, which covers the cost of a paddle. Prospective players should bring a notepad to write notes because they’ll be learning a lot about the rules.

An open pickleball game starts at 4 p.m. They’re located at 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. at the HUB Sports Center.

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