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In brief: Arena event will honor veterans

SUNDAY, NOV. 11, 2012

The Spokane Veterans Affairs Medical Center is teaming up with the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 51 to put on the annual Veterans Day event at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena today. Linda Reynolds, director of the VA Medical Center, will speak at the event, which starts at 10 a.m.

She will be joined by Mayor David Condon, a U.S. Army veteran; Col. Brian Newberry, commander of Fairchild Air Force Base’s 92nd Air Refueling Wing; and Tony Lamanna, the director of Inland Northwest Honor Flight.

The event will also feature a musical tribute by the 560th Air National Guard Band of the Northwest and a 21-gun salute by the Spokane Area Veterans Honor Guard.

The free event is open to veterans and their families. The main program ends at 11 a.m. and is followed by an open viewing of the Veterans Memorial Display in the concourse of the Arena until noon.

Newport man missing since Friday

UPDATE: The Sheriff’s Office reported Nov. 13 that Bulgrin has been found safe.

The Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a vulnerable adult who is missing.

Erwin J. Bulgrin, 71, of Newport, Wash., left his home at River Mountain Village Assisted Living about 7 a.m. on Friday, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

He was seen leaving Michael’s Café in Newport about 9:30 a.m. Authorities believe Bulgrin, who has several medical conditions, might have been trying to get a ride to one of the area casinos.

Authorities believe Bulgrin was wearing a black or navy blue jacket and pajama bottoms. He uses a walker.

Anyone with information regarding Bulgrin’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s Office at (800) 669-3407.


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