December 5, 2013 in Washington Voices

In brief: Latah election tie-breaker will be held Friday

From Local Reports

LATAH – Two candidates for Latah City Council are still tied after a mandatory recount Tuesday.

Incumbent Patricia Neumann and Melanie Meagher, who currently holds a different seat on the council, are vying for Position 1. Both have 41 votes.

The tie will be broken at 1 p.m. Friday at the Spokane County Courthouse, 1116 W. Broadway Ave.

Two numbered balls will be placed in a shaker bottle. Each woman will be assigned a number, and the ball that is drawn will determine the winner.

Water utility board seeks new members

SPOKANE VALLEY – The Modern Electric Water Co. is accepting nominations for two positions on its board of directors.

Nominees must live within the district. The deadline is noon Dec. 27.

Board members will be elected during the annual meeting Feb. 22 at CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place.

For more information contact Phyllis Porter at (509) 926-0420 or Ed Mertens at (509) 926-9930.

City of Liberty Lake’s winter festival set

LIBERTY LAKE – The city of Liberty Lake will host its annual Winter Festival and Tree Lighting Friday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at City Hall, 22710 E. Country Vista Drive.

The evening will include nighttime snow miniature golf, turkey bowling, hayrides, chestnut roasting, music, arts, crafts, photos with Santa, games, prizes and candy.

For more information, call (509) 755-6726 or visit winterfest/

First Night festivities need volunteers

DOWNTOWN – More than 700 volunteers are needed to help with First Night festivities on Dec. 31.

Shifts are available starting at noon and running through the evening, including shifts from 5 to 7 p.m. helping with the parade.

Volunteers who help for four hours or more receive free admission to First Night events.

Volunteers can sign up at or by calling (509) 456-0580.

Pavillion Park friends will hold holiday ball

DOWNTOWN – The Friends of Pavillion Park will present its 16th Annual Liberty Lake Holiday Ball from 5 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St.

The evening includes a champagne reception, a three-course dinner, silent and live auctions, live music and dancing. Special room rates are available at the hotel.

The cost to attend is $75. Tickets are available at the Friends of Pavillion Park website,

Appleway Florist to host Santa photos

SPOKANE VALLEY – Santa Claus will be making appearances at Appleway Florist and Greenhouse on Saturdays in December.

People can purchase professional portraits or photo buttons for $6.50 to $7.50.

People can also bring their own camera and use the festive back drop.

Santa will appear from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Saturday until Christmas. Appleway Florist is at 11006 E. Sprague Ave.

Valley museum seeks office help

SPOKANE VALLEY – The Spokane Valley Heritage Museum is looking for a volunteer to serve as a part-time administrative assistant.

The person should have a working knowledge of Microsoft programs and good communications skills.

Call museum director Jayne Singleton at (509) 922-4570 for more information.

SPOKANE COUNTY – Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Services is asking for donations of gently used and new doghouses.

As the temperature drops, SCRAPS gets many animal welfare calls and the need increases for doghouses.

To donate, call (509) 477-2984.

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