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Freeman taking board applications

The Freeman School District is accepting applications for a seat on the school board after Randy Primmer resigned earlier this week.

The open position is for District 3, in the northwest portion of the school district. A map is available at

The board plans to interview candidates May 27 to finish Primmer’s term, which runs through November 2015.

Candidates must submit a letter of interest and a résumé by May 21 to the district office, 15001 S. Jackson Road, Rockford, WA 99030.

Bowdish names new principal

Ty Larsen has been selected to replace Dave Bouge as principal at Bowdish Middle School.

Larsen is currently an assistant principal at Horizon Middle School and has been with Central Valley School District for almost 14 years, starting at Broadway Elementary teaching the fifth and sixth grades. In 2002, he moved to Horizon Middle School to teach sixth-grade math, science and physical education. He became assistant principal in 2009, holds a bachelor’s degree in recreation management and a master’s in elementary education from Eastern Washington University.

Bouge will retire at the end of the school year.

Focus Award Scholarships

STCU and the Community Colleges of Spokane Foundation have announced the winners of the Focus Award Scholarships.

The winners are: Mathew Merrick, Central Valley, who plans to major in computer science at Washington State University; Joseph Hall, University, who plans to study bioengineering at WSU; and Chelsea Netz, Cheney, who plans to study agribusiness and accounting at Spokane Falls Community College.

Each high school senior will receive a $2,000 scholarship.

Legacy Gala at St. Mary’s School

St. Mary’s Catholic School will present its 42nd Annual Legacy Gala, Wish Upon a Star, May 10 from 5 to 10:30 p.m. at the Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.

The event will include dinner and live and silent auctions.

Tickets are $50 per person. Attendees must be 21 or older. To purchase, call (509) 924-4300, ext. 206, or email

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