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In brief: Rummage sale will help Wishing Star

SPOKANE VALLEY – Wishing Star Foundation will have a rummage sale Friday, from noon to 7 p.m., and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in a parking lot located at 15303 E. Sprague Ave.

Bargain shoppers can find deals on furniture, appliances, household items and clothing. 

All proceeds from the sale will benefit Wishing Star. For more information call (509) 744-3411 or visit

Farmers markets to offer $2 cards

CLIFF/CANNON/ SOUTH PERRY/WEST CENTRAL – Beginning Saturday through Oct. 11, the Spokane Farmers Market, 20 W. Fifth Ave., the South Perry Thursday Market, 924 S. Perry St., and the West Central Marketplace, 1428 W. Broadway Ave., will offer a partial match for purchases made with SNAP/EBT cards.

For every $5, up to $15 spent, in SNAP/EBT benefits used per market day, customers will receive an additional $2 in “Fresh Match” bucks, good for all SNAP-eligible products. A maximum of $6 in bucks per market will be given per visitor.

The goal of the program is to increase purchases of customers currently using SNAP at markets, to encourage a larger volume of SNAP sales, and to attract and retain new customers shopping at farmers markets.

The project is supported and administered by Catholic Charities of Spokane.

For more information about the Fresh Match program call the Catholic Charities of Spokane program coordinator Brian Estes at (509) 521-0606 or email

Humane Society opens new clinic

SPOKANE COUNTY – The Spokane Humane Society Spay and Neuter Clinic, 6607 N. Havana St., held its grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday.

The new clinic was made possible by bequests from Dorothy Clark, David Emerson, Mae McGonigle and Beulah Morgan and is modeled after one of the nation’s premier spay and neuter clinics, EmanciPET in Austin, Texas.

The Spokane Humane Society is a not-for-profit organization.