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Lottery winner

Wed., March 1, 2017

Lottery winner in Spokane County for the week of Feb. 20-26. $1,000

Valleyfest seeks candidates for Miss Spokane Valley

Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 5:13 p.m.

Young women living in Spokane Valley are invited to an information meeting about Miss Spokane Valley at noon Saturday at Panera Bread, 15716 E. Indiana Ave. Potential contestants must be sophomores or juniors in high school and are encouraged to bring parents or guardians to the meeting.

Landmarks: Monolith once again visible at nearly forgotten Hillyard cemetery

Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 5:12 p.m.

The 7-foot-tall granite monument at Resthaven Cemetery, shown last year. (Stephen Emerson / Archisto Enterprises)
A 7-foot-tall polished granite monolith standing out in the countryside would be an interesting thing to view, if only it could be seen through the thick expanse of trees and brush surrounding it. Thanks to some judicious logging and care by the Hillyard Evergreen Cemetery Association, just such a tall monument is now again visible at Resthaven Cemetery.

Gardening: Edible native plants can thrive in home gardens

Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 5:12 p.m.

A bee works furiously to glean nutrition from the center of a wild rose blooming in Mirabeau Point Park in Spokane Valley in June 2012. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
In recent years, interest has grown in foraging for native edible plants. Many of the plants we commonly see in the wild in the region have edible berries, leaves, flower and even roots. The nice thing is that you don’t have to go into the wild to find them – many of them will thrive in your yard.

Front Porch: With February almost over, forecast calls for good health

Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 5:10 p.m.

This past month of endless precipitation was echoed by a round of illness and injury for me. It’s worth noting that I only get sick once a year – always in February. I tolerate my yearly cold as a minor disruption and a gentle reminder to slow down a bit.

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