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In brief: Sullivan Bridge project will be topic

Thu., Jan. 3, 2013, midnight

SPOKANE VALLEY – The city of Spokane Valley will host a community meeting to discuss the Sullivan Bridge replacement project from 4 to 7 p.m. Jan. 9 at CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place.

City staff will make brief presentations at 4 and 6 p.m. then answer questions and get input on plans to rebuild the west Sullivan Bridge that carries southbound traffic. They will also provide information on upcoming plans to modify the storm drains on both bridges over the Spokane River and the resurfacing of Sullivan Road from Flora Pit Road to Trent Avenue.

The city hopes to start construction on the bridge in 2013 but still needs to raise an additional $4 million to pay for the estimated $19.7 million price tag.

Event aids dog judge who had stroke

SPOKANE VALLEY – The Spokane-area dog showing community is rallying around an American Kennel Club obedience judge who suffered a stroke.

A benefit Show ’N Go to help Larry Tanner, of Hayden, will be Sunday at the Spokane Dog Training Club, 2620 N. Locust Road in Spokane Valley.

Tanner, a member of the Lilac City Dog Training Club, had a stroke in September. According to a news release, his recovery has been difficult and although he and his wife have health insurance, their out-of-pocket expenses are at $16,000, with more expected.

An entry fee of $10 per dog will be collected to benefit Tanner. The Show ’N Go will start at 9 a.m. with obedience events in two rings, followed at noon by rally setup and run-throughs, and confirmation in two rings starting at 2 p.m.

Donations can be mailed to Vicki and Larry Tanner, in care of C. Longoria, 3804 W. Lyons Ave., Spokane, WA 99208. For more information, call (509) 328-8420.


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