In brief: Food distribution planned for Friday


The Second Harvest Mobile Food truck will deliver fresh fruits, vegetables and other nutritious foods to anyone in need Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Millwood Presbyterian Church, 3223 N. Marguerite Road.

No appointment or documentation is necessary, but participants must be present to receive food. Everyone is encouraged to bring a box. The truck visits the church on the second Friday of every month.

For more information, call the church office at (509) 924-2350.

Panel to address domestic violence

SOUTH PERRY DISTRICT – The Neighborhoods Matter Governance Council and the South Perry Learning Center and Neighborhood Networks are hosting a free domestic violence prevention panel from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Emmanuel Family Life Center, Room 211, 631 S. Richard Allen Court.

The panel includes District Court Judge Patti Connoly Walker, Spokane police Detective Stormi Koerner and Sarah Foley, outreach coordinator for the YWCA Alternatives to Domestic Violence program.

Panel members will answer questions and provide information on how to report domestic violence and find support for victims, as well as referrals to preventative programs. Light dinner and child care provided. Please register by calling (509) 324-1650.

District 8 Fire Chief Bill Walkup retires

SPOKANE COUNTY – Fire Chief Bill Walkup has retired from Spokane County Fire District 8, where he had served since 2004. District 8 stretches south of the Spokane and Spokane Valley city limits.

Walkup started his 36-year firefighting career as a volunteer with District 8 in 1977. He was a battalion chief when he left District 8 in 1994 for a job as assistant chief in Spokane County Fire District 9. Later that year, he was hired as an assistant chief by the Lacey Fire Department, where he worked until coming back to District 8.

The district is now led by Acting Fire Chief Tony Nielsen while the board of fire commissioners decides how to fill the position.


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