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Saturday’s highlights

A hair-raising experience. Daisy Daines grimaces while stylist Shawna Indahl bleaches his hair on Wednesday, at Paul Mitchell the School in Spokane Valley. Six Central Valley High School students pledged to bleach their hair if their classmates donated more than $10,000 to the Spokane Valley Partners Food Bank. Students raised $12,600 and the six had their hair done. SR photo/Jesse Tinsley

Here we are at Monday again. Bring on the extra coffee! While you are enjoying that second or third cup, check out some highlights from Saturday's Valley Voice. Reporter Lisa Leinberger talked with six Central Valley High School students that pledged to bleach their hair blond if their fellow students raised more than $10,000 for the Spokane Valley Partners Food Bank. The students, all boys, followed through after the school raised $12,600 and collected 26,500 pounds of food.

A group of residents at Broadway Court Estates recently shipped of 1,000 children's books they collected to establish a library in Africa. They are the most recent group to participate in the African Library Project. Their books are going to a school in Botswana. The effort was led by a mother and daughter, both retired educators, who had previously established two libraries in Malawi through the non-profit program.

Correspondent Valerie Putnam reports that the city of Millwood's 2014 budget is in the black for the first time in years. The city is even planning several capital projects next year, including a sidewalk on Buckeye Avenue.

UI Dominates BSU In Food Drive

In the annual food drive challenge between the University of Idaho and Boise State University, the Vandals dominated. Of the total 35,123 pounds of food collected, University of Idaho students gathered 34,500. Boise State contributed 623 pounds. “I would really like to thank the statewide community and all of our alumni,” said Sam Perez, president pro-tempore, ASUI Senate. “We have won this food drive the past three years, and it is because we have such a strong alumni base”/Joni Kirk, UIdaho media relations.

Question: Can we still say that the Idaho Vandals are humanitarian champs this year, no matter what takes place on the field?