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In Brief: Wishing Star seeks help with truck-related wish

Thu., March 6, 2014

SPOKANE – Wishing Star is searching for donors who will help fulfill the wish of a young Spokane man with bone cancer.

His wish is to “trick out his truck” according to Wishing Star’s newsletter. A local company has already donated labor toward the truck updates, but parts are still needed.

The wish list includes special lights and a rack for the truck, as well as a grill and steps, and a special air intake system. To get the specific details and part item numbers, contact Wishing Star at (509) 744-3411.

Pages of Harmony offers scholarships

SPOKANE – The barbershop group, Pages of Harmony, is offering scholarships to singers ages 12 to 21 and music educators who would like to attend Harmony College Northwest at the University of Puget Sound on June 20-22 and Harmony Explosion at Pacific Lutheran University on July 10-12.

To learn more about the two events and to obtain an application form, call Gary Bumgarner at (509) 999-1598 or visit

Meals on Wheels hosting events

SPOKANE COUNTY – Meals on Wheels is hosting several events in connection with its March for Meals campaign.

Through March 31 the organization has a virtual fundraiser running at www.gscmealsonwheels. – the goal is to raise $10,000.

On Saturday, there’s an emergency food drive at Trading Company, 13014 E. Sprague Ave. The food drive continues March 18 at Trading Company and Albertsons, 9001 N. Indian Trail Road.

On March 17, Meals on Wheels’ Silver Café, 4803 N. Nevada St., is hosting a corned beef and cabbage fundraiser at $10 per serving from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Call: (509) 924-6976.

SCLD introducing language software

SPOKANE COUNTY – Spokane County’s Library District is introducing new computer software that can teach users 80 different languages, as well as English as a second language based on 50 foreign languages.

The software is called Pronunciator, and it focuses on quickly building conversational skills.

It’s available for smartphone and tablet use, as well as for computer use at the library or at home. It may be used by children as well as adults.

Use of the software is free, and it’s available for Spokane County Library cardholders at digital-library/.

Call: (509) 893-8205.

‘New Digs’ stars Ferris parents, staff

SOUTHWEST SPOKANE – This year’s parent-produced and -performed show at Ferris High School is called “New Digs For Cool Pigs - #FablesFromthe AuditoriHAM.”

Dress rehearsal is on March 23, at 2 p.m., followed by performances daily March 26-29 at 7 p.m. and a matinee on March 29 at 1:30 p.m.

Tickets are $7-$9 and are available from each cast member, the Ferris High School Business Office, 3020 E. 37th Ave. and at 2nd Look Books, 2829 E. 29th Ave.; Round Table Pizza, 4510 S. Regal St.; and Rosauers, 2610 E. 29th Ave.

For more information, visit


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