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In brief: Doghouse donations sought for giveaway

Thu., Feb. 6, 2014

SPOKANE COUNTY – Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Services are offering free dog houses and asking the public to donate new or gently-used doghouses for the cause.

Dogs and cats get cold in severe temperatures just like humans do. According to SCRAPS, a good rule to follow is, if the temperature is 20 degrees or less, dogs should have limited time outside. Cats shouldn’t be outside at all when temperatures are that low.

When temperatures are above 20 degrees, it is important for animals outside to have a shelter.

To receive a free doghouse or to donate, call SCRAPS at (509) 477-2532.

Girl Scouts to begin taking cookie orders

SPOKANE COUNTY – National Girl Scout cookie weekend begins Saturday. That’s when Girl Scouts in Eastern Washington and North Idaho begin pre-selling their famous cookies through March 20. Delivery takes place after March 20.

To connect with a Girl Scout in your neighborhood, call (800) 827-9478 or email

Union Gospel Mission holding career fair

EAST SPOKANE – The Union Gospel Mission’s fourth career fair is from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday at the UGM Chapel, 1224 E. Trent Ave.

More than 30 area businesses will be in attendance with job offers and career advice for residents of UGM’s shelters.

Clients, who are part of UGM’s Life Recovery Program, already do a business practicum as part of job training.

Last year, 30 out of the 36 clients who did the business practicum obtained employment following their placement.

Lutheran Community celebrating campaign

DOWNTOWN – Lutheran Community Services is celebrating One Billion Rising for Justice – an international campaign that seeks to end violence against women – with two events.

Today a short documentary about last year’s campaign will be shown at 3:30 p.m. in the Downtown Spokane Public Library, 906 W. Main Ave., Room 1A, followed by dance instruction for the Valentine’s Day Dance for Justice.

The Dance for Justice will be Feb. 14 at 3 p.m. at the River Park Square Atrium.

For more information, join the One Billion Rising Spokane Facebook page or call (509) 747-8224, ext. 5057.

Camp Fire youth begin selling candy, nuts

SPOKANE COUNTY – Camp Fire Inland Northwest youth have begun their annual candy fundraiser selling candy and nuts through mid-March.

To find a candy sale near you, visit or call (509) 747-6191.


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