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In brief: Residents to help name fire stations

Sat., July 30, 2011

SPOKANE VALLEY – The Spokane Valley Fire Department is planning two open houses in August to ask residents for their opinion on what to name two fire stations.

The department has long identified its stations solely by a number, but has started a gradual process of giving each station a name to help identify it. The first to be renamed was the Greenacres Fire Station, formerly Station 10.

The first open house will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 13 at Station 4 in Otis Orchards at 22406 E. Wellesley Ave. People will be able to meet Mako the arson dog and take a tour of the station in addition to giving station name suggestions. The second open house will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 20 at Station 5 by the Industrial Park at 15510 E. Marietta Ave.

SPOKANE VALLEY/NEWMAN LAKE – If you have boxes and bags of old documents that need to be shredded, two Spokane Valley area SCOPE stations will have shredding trucks on hand today for residents. Each person can bring up to three standard or legal file boxes of documents to be shredded.

The shred day events are hosted by Edgecliff SCOPE and Newman Lake SCOPE from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The locations are the Edgecliff Community Center, 6903 E. Fourth, and the Tri-Community Grange, one block north of Trent Avenue and Starr Road in Newman Lake.

Central Valley SCOPE volunteers will be helping out at a third location, the WSECU at Pines Road and Mission Avenue next to Applebee’s. Second Harvest will be collecting nonperishable food items at this location only.

car show, movie

ROCKFORD – The third annual “Hot Rockford Nights” car show will be Friday and Saturday.

The event will begin at dusk Friday night with a movie at the baseball park. Pre-registration for the car show will be available during the movie.

Car show registration will be Saturday, from 9 to 11 a.m., and the show and shine will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Goodie bags and dash plaques will be given to the first 100 entrants. Plaques will be awarded at 3 p.m. to first place and runner up in eight classes. The event will also include door prizes, music, food and fun.

For more information, call (509) 291-6745.

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