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In brief: County library book sale this weekend

Thu., Oct. 6, 2011

SPOKANE COUNTY – The Friends of the North Spokane County Library will hold the semi-annual used book sale on Friday and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days, at the North Spokane County Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road.

Paperback books may be purchased for 50 cents and hardback books are on sale for $1. CDs, VHS tapes, DVDs and books on tape and CD are also for sale.

For more information call (509) 893-8350.

Hutton House owner to be honored

LINCOLN HEIGHTS – Karen Sonneborn, the co-owner of the Levi and May Arkwright Hutton House, will be honored on Saturday with the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Historic Preservation Medal and Award for her dedication to historic preservation in the Spokane area.

The award honors exceptional efforts at historic preservation, such as establishing a historic district, preserving local landmarks and culturally significant objects, and showing commitment to oral history projects or youth leadership and education programs. Sonneborn has been long dedicated in the restoration and preservation of the Hutton House.

Community members are invited to the presentation, held at the Hutton House, 2206 W. 17th Ave., from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., where Sonneborn will be given her award. Spokane Mayor Mary Verner will be giving a speech on historic preservation in Spokane.

For more information, call Judith Kennelly Emry at (509) 536-4834, or email

Sekani trail run planned for Oct. 15

MINNEHAHA – Runners are invited to participate in the third annual Sekani Trail Run, to be held on Oct. 15 at Camp Sekani Park, beginning at 10 a.m.

The run is a 5K and 10K dirt trail run, winding through the natural area of the park. Participants will run along the Spokane River and scenic trails in Spokane Valley and finish the race at the entrance of Camp Sekani.

Early registration is now available through Oct. 12 for $17 per person. Registration the day of the race is $22 per person.

To register and for more information visit

Proceeds from the race will benefit Spokane Parks and Recreation programs along with Franklin Elementary School’s APPLE program.

Breakfast fundraiser for transplant patient

CHENEY – Volunteers and friends of Lorna Jarms will have a fundraising breakfast at the Willow Springs Restaurant, 809 First St., on Oct. 15, from 8 to 11:30 a.m.

The breakfast will raise funds to help pay for Jarms’ medical expenses after a recent heart transplant, due to cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure. Daily heart medications have also added to her bills.

Admission to the morning buffet is $6 per person. For more information, call Kristi Ray at (509) 235-6533 or email


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