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In brief: Valley spring soccer registration open

Thu., Feb. 16, 2012

SPOKANE VALLEY – Registration is now being accepted for Valley Youth Soccer’s spring soccer season.

Games are played on Saturdays, April 7 through May 19 and practices will be determined by coaches. Cost is $30 for U5 and U6 players and $35 for U7 and older players.

Registration deadline is Feb. 29. A $10 late fee will be charged after the registration deadline.

To register and for more information, visit, call (509) 924-7661 or email

Finance camps for teens at STCU

COEUR D’ALENE/MEAD – Spokane Teachers Credit Union will hold camps for middle school students to teach then basic financial information, such as budgeting, how to use debit cards, what a loan is and how credit cards work. Participants will receive a T-shirt, and snacks and drinks will be provided.

The first camp will be Friday at the Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, in Coeur d’Alene. The second camp will be March 24 at the Boys and Girls Club of Spokane County, 12509 N. Market St. Both camps are from 9 a.m. to noon.

Camps are free, but registration is required. To register and for more information, visit Space is limited.

Youth symphony competition planned

RIVERSIDE – The Spokane Youth Symphony will have its annual Concerto Competition on Feb. 26 in the Marie Antoinette Ballroom at the Davenport Hotel, beginning at 6 p.m.

Each student will be given 10 minutes to perform from memory one movement of a standard concerto or concert piece. Three winners will be selected. Judges are Kendall Feeney, senior lecturer at Eastern Washington University; Patrick Winters, an EWU professor and director of bands; Steven Mortier, EWU voice instructor; and Julián Gómez Giraldo, director of orchestras at EWU, artistic director of Spokane Youth Symphony Orchestra and director of Spokane Symphony Chorale.

SCLD names new board member

Spokane County – Mark Johnson, a Medical Lake resident who works for a highway construction company, has been named to the Spokane County Library District board of trustees.

Johnson will replace Jacob Laete who served for 10 years on the five-member board. He has a four-year term through 2016.

Johnson is general manager of West Company, Inc., a highway construction firm and has more than 25 years of experience in the industry.


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