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Lone Fir students sought

The owner of the historic Lone Fir one-room school is looking for former students of the school for an upcoming event.

The school is now on the site of Jennifer’s Auto Sales, which owns the building on Sprague Avenue and Progress Road and has been refurbishing it.

The 1894 building was originally in the Saltese Meadows. The auto dealership is planning an open house once the restoration of the school is complete and wants to have former students in attendance.

Anyone who once attended Lone Fir is asked to call Jennifer Johnson at 926-5393.

Nina Culver

Liberty Lake

2009 Valley Girl registration filled

The Valley Girl Triathlon, to be held July 19, opened registration for the sprint distance triathlon at midnight on Wednesday. At 2 a.m., all 550 spots were filled.

The Valley Girl Triathlon consists of women ages 13 and older. They’ll swim a one-third-mile course in Liberty Lake, bike 10.5-miles, and run 3-miles, finishing in Pavillion Park.

The Spokane Regional Sports Commission has supported the Triathlon since its inception six years ago.

Proceeds from the Valley Girl Triathlon will go to benefit Transitions, a Spokane based organization serving low-income women and children in need.

For more information, call Emde Sports, LLC at 326-6983 or visit


OctoBrewfest MS fundraiser today

The 13th annual OctoBrewfest Auction will be today at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St.

Enjoy a sampling of microbrews from Northwest breweries, wine and gourmet root beer tastings. Participants must be 21 or older. There will be bidding on silent and live auction items in the fundraiser for the Inland Northwest Chapter, National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Hours are from 5:30 to 11 p.m., Tickets are $15 at the door, which includes four sample tokens.

From staff reports