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MONDAY, DEC. 23, 2013

Spokane Valley City Councilman/Deputy Mayor Gary Schimmels is greeted by Latisha Hill, regional business manager for Avista, during a farewell gathering at Spokane Valley City Hall on Tuesday. (Kathy Plonka)

Saturday's highlights

Spokane Valley City Councilman/Deputy Mayor Gary Schimmels is greeted by Latisha Hill, regional business manager for Avista, during a farewell gathering at Spokane Valley City Hall on Tuesday. SR photo/Kathy Plonka Welcome to Monday, which this week is also known as Christmas Eve Eve. Not...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 19, 2013

After they had their picture taken, twins, Maddie and Erik Cathcart, 2, tell Santa what they want for Christmas at River Park Square on Saturday. (Colin Mulvany)

Today's highlights

After they had their picture taken, twins, Maddie and Erik Cathcart, 2, tell Santa what they want for Christmas at River Park Square on Saturday. SR photo/Colin Mulvany Happy Thursday, everyone. It's almost Christmas, which means we have a couple Christmas-themed stories for you in...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 12, 2013

Al Palm works on his balance and strength, with the help of occupational therapist Emily Querna, left, and his daughter Joelle, on Dec. 2 at his home in northwest Spokane. (Dan Pelle)

Today's highlights

Al Palm works on his balance and strength, with the help of occupational therapist Emily Querna, left, and his daughter Joelle, on Dec. 2 at his home in northwest Spokane. SR photo/Dan Pelle I have to start my apologizing for my general inactivity on the...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 5, 2013

Liberty Lake librarian Dan Pringle sits outside the library Monday with a landscape architect’s plans to turn the land behind him into an outdoor reading garden. The work will begin next spring. (Jesse Tinsley)

Today's highlights

Liberty Lake librarian Dan Pringle sits outside the library Monday with a landscape architect’s plans to turn the land behind him into an outdoor reading garden. The work will begin next spring. SR photo/Jesse Tinsley Happy frigid Thursday, everyone. As we all contemplate the further...

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MONDAY, DEC. 2, 2013

East Valley School District Superintendent John Glenewinkel, right, helps Summer Romney and Liam Nowles unload 400 pounds of flour at the district’s warehouse on Tuesday. Wheat from the East Valley Community Garden was ground into flour for use in school lunches. (Colin Mulvany)

Saturday's highlights

East Valley School District Superintendent John Glenewinkel, right, helps Summer Romney and Liam Nowles unload 400 pounds of flour at the district’s warehouse on Tuesday. Wheat from the East Valley Community Garden was ground into flour for use in school lunches. SR photo/Colin Mulvany Happy...

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MONDAY, NOV. 25, 2013

A group of middle schoolers sign University of Minnesota Duluth cross country runner Sam River’s arm after she signed notebooks and posters for them on Thursday at Pasadena Park Elementary School in Spokane Valley. (Tyler Tjomsland)

Saturday's highlights

A group of middle schoolers sign University of Minnesota Duluth cross country runner Sam River’s arm after she signed notebooks and posters for them on Thursday at Pasadena Park Elementary School in Spokane Valley. SR photo/Tyler Tjomsland Happy Monday before Thanksgiving, everyone. Let's mark the...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 21, 2013

Volunteers Kathy McAteer, left, along with Kathy and John Malone sort through donated food on Tuesday at Spokane Valley Partners. (Dan Pelle)

Today's highlights

Volunteers Kathy McAteer, left, along with Kathy and John Malone sort through donated food on Tuesday at Spokane Valley Partners. SR photo/Dan Pelle I have to begin by apologizing for not blogging much this week. I've been scurrying about trying to work ahead for next...

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MONDAY, NOV. 18, 2013

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. See the story and more photos on Page 4. (Jesse Tinsley)

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...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 14, 2013

Army veteran Jesse Linn hugs his 9-year-old daughter Erikah Linn after a ceremony honoring veterans on Friday at Freeman High School. (Tyler Tjomsland)

Today's highlights

Army veteran Jesse Linn hugs his 9-year-old daughter Erikah Linn after a ceremony honoring veterans on Friday at Freeman High School. SR photo/Tyler Tjomsland As we look forward to Friday, it sounds like we can also look forward to some snow this weekend. I'm just...

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MONDAY, NOV. 11, 2013

Central Valley High senior Chris Pittella, center, works the anchor position during the taping of CV’s weekly sports show on Monday. The show airs Thursdays at 10:35 p.m. on KAYU. (Kathy Plonka)

Saturday's highlights

Central Valley High senior Chris Pittella, center, works the anchor position during the taping of CV’s weekly sports show on Monday. The show airs Thursdays at 10:35 p.m. on KAYU. SR photo/Kathy Plonka I am here at my keyboard even though many people have today...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 7, 2013

Third-graders from McDonald Elementary listen to the national anthem while waiting to sing near the truck carrying the Capitol Christmas Tree on Tuesday outside the INB Performing Arts Center. The tree is starting a regional tour before heading to Washington, D.C (Jesse Tinsley)

Today's highlights

Third-graders from McDonald Elementary listen to the national anthem while waiting to sing near the truck carrying the Capitol Christmas Tree on Tuesday outside the INB Performing Arts Center. The tree is starting a regional tour before heading to Washington, D.C. SR photo/Jesse Tinsley Happy...

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MONDAY, NOV. 4, 2013

Saturday's highlights

Oh, dear. It's coming. This morning on the way in to work I saw a truck sporting a cap of about an inch of snow. While we contemplate the arrival of snow flakes, we can check out some highlights from Saturday's Valley Voice. Reporter Lisa...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 31, 2013

Hugh Grim watches from the top of a Fairbury farm windmill tower as his son, Jim, keeps a hand on a guide-line as they use a crane to lift the windmill to the top of its tower Tuesday at the Spokane Valley Heritage Museum. (Tyler Tjomsland)

Today's highlights

Hugh Grim watches from the top of a Fairbury farm windmill tower as his son, Jim, keeps a hand on a guide-line as they use a crane to lift the windmill to the top of its tower Tuesday at the Spokane Valley Heritage Museum. SR...

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MONDAY, OCT. 28, 2013

Leslie Malloy and cancer survivor Barb Gady, staff members at Freeman Elementary, hug after posing for a group photo with other Freeman employees in front of a pink tractor from Northwest Farm Credit Services. (Tyler Tjomsland)

Saturday's highlights

Leslie Malloy and cancer survivor Barb Gady, staff members at Freeman Elementary, hug after posing for a group photo with other Freeman employees in front of a pink tractor from Northwest Farm Credit Services. SR photo/Tyler Tjomsland Welcome to winter. At least, that's what it...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 24, 2013

Anthony Matthews, 30, an 11-year veteran of the Marine Corps and a student in Spokane Community College’s Natural Resources program, plants foliage to restore the south side of the Spokane River at Stateline on Friday. (Tyler Tjomsland)

Today's highlights

Anthony Matthews, 30, an 11-year veteran of the Marine Corps and a student in Spokane Community College’s Natural Resources program, plants foliage to restore the south side of the Spokane River at Stateline on Friday. SR photo/Tyler Tjomsland As we slide through our Thursday (nearly...

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MONDAY, OCT. 21, 2013

Chris Sheppard dons only one costume on Halloween, a robe, crown and sweatshirt reading “Queen of Halloween.” Indeed, her house dominates the neighborhood, with hundreds of whimsical items for the holiday. Sheppard is shown at her home, 1722 S. Bettman Road in Spokane Valley, on Wednesday. (Jesse Tinsley)

Saturday's highlights

Chris Sheppard dons only one costume on Halloween, a robe, crown and sweatshirt reading “Queen of Halloween.” Indeed, her house dominates the neighborhood, with hundreds of whimsical items for the holiday. Sheppard is shown at her home on Bettman Road in Spokane Valley, on Wednesday....

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THURSDAY, OCT. 17, 2013

Jennifer Papich walks through the first section of the haunted pool at Valley Mission Pool. Samantha the doll sits in the corner waiting for visitors.

Today's highlights

Jennifer Papich walks through the first section of the haunted pool at Valley Mission Pool. Samantha the doll sits in the corner waiting for visitors. SR photo/Liz Kishimoto Oh, dear. I nearly managed to get through the day while forgetting to post the highlights from...

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MONDAY, OCT. 14, 2013

McKenzie Mott's jersey was retired during an assembly held in honor of her and fellow classmate Josie Freier at University High School on Friday, October 11, 2013. The two were killed in a car accident on Saturday, October 5, 2013. (Kathy Plonka)

Saturday's highlights

McKenzie Mott's jersey was retired during an assembly held in honor of her and fellow classmate Josie Freier at University High School on Friday. The two were killed in a car accident on Saturday, October 5, 2013. SR photo/Kathy Plonka It's Monday again. Monday seems...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 10, 2013

Jayden Immonen, 12, left, and seventh-grade classmate Garrett Black, 13, center, and eighth-grader Lauren Green, 13, work on a poster for friend Logan Becker, a seventh-grader at North Pines Middle School battling cancer, on Oct. 4 at the school. (Tyler Tjomsland)

Today's highlights

Jayden Immonen, 12, left, and seventh-grade classmate Garrett Black, 13, center, and eighth-grader Lauren Green, 13, work on a poster for friend Logan Becker, a seventh-grader at North Pines Middle School battling cancer, on Oct. 4 at the school. SR photo/Tyler Tjomsland It's Thursday, which...

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MONDAY, OCT. 7, 2013

Dan Mork, shown in his office at city hall on Sept. 24, has served the town of Millwood for more than 30 years, including the last eight as mayor. He will step down Dec. 31 and take a break from public life. He works at HollisterStier. (Jesse Tinsley)

Saturday's highlights

Dan Mork, shown in his office at city hall on Sept. 24, has served the town of Millwood for more than 30 years, including the last eight as mayor. He will step down Dec. 31 and take a break from public life. He works at...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 3, 2013

Toni Halloran, Deputy Chief of Newman Lake Fire and Rescue, concentrates as she maneuvers a water tender into the cramped confines of Station 1 on Tuesday. Newman Lake Fire and Rescue is again preparing to ask voters to pass a bond to replace Station 1. (Tyler Tjomsland)

Today's highlights

Toni Halloran, Deputy Chief of Newman Lake Fire and Rescue, concentrates as she maneuvers a water tender into the cramped confines of Station 1 on Tuesday. Newman Lake Fire and Rescue is again preparing to ask voters to pass a bond to replace Station 1....

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MONDAY, SEPT. 30, 2013

Tiffany Allen, who has Down Syndrome, sits beside the formal dress she will wear as she vies for homecoming princess at East Valley High School. (Jesse Tinsley)

Saturday's highlights

Tiffany Allen, who has Down Syndrome, sits beside the formal dress she will wear as she vies for homecoming princess at East Valley High School. SR photo/Jesse Tinsley Hold on to your hat, and your Saturday Valley Voice, so it doesn't blow away on this...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 26, 2013

Megan Palmer demonstrates her leaps in her dance studio Tuesday in Spokane Valley. The avid Highland dancer traveled to Scotland and placed third at the World Highland Dancing Championships. (Jesse Tinsley)

Today's highlights

Meghan Palmer demonstrates her leaps in her dance studio in Spokane Valley. The avid Highland dancer traveled to Scotland and placed third at the World Highland Dancing Championships. SR photo/Jesse Tinsley Happy chilly Thursday, everyone. We've got another great collection of Valley Voice highlights for...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 23, 2013

Instructor Adam Smith teaches karate to autistic students, left to right, Tessa Merritt, 17, Matthew Pretz, 17, and Paul McKinley, 18, at Tazmanian Martial Arts in Spokane Valley on Tuesday. (Colin Mulvany)

Saturday's highlights

Instructor Adam Smith teaches karate to autistic students, left to right, Tessa Merritt, 17, Matthew Pretz, 17, and Paul McKinley, 18, at Tazmanian Martial Arts in Spokane Valley on Tuesday. SR photo/Colin Mulvany Welcome to fall, everyone. Let's ring in the brisk weather by checking...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 19, 2013

Rustin Hall and his son Joseph unfold the wing structure of the 24-foot, 75-pound dragon they built for the University High School drama department production of “Shrek.” (Dan Pelle)

Today's highlights

Rustin Hall and his son Joseph unfold the wing structure of the 24-foot, 75-pound dragon they built for the University High School drama department production of “Shrek.” SR photo/Dan Pelle Now that I have finally found my copy of today's Valley Voice that was sitting...

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