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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 26, 2014

Advent celebration on Sunday

Millwood Community Presbyterian Church is hosting an Advent party on Nov. 30 from 4-7 p.m. There will be crafts for children and adults, singing of Christmas carols and lots of snacks. The church is located at 3223 N. Marguerite Rd. Call: (509) 924-2350.

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 27, 2014

Valley's first legal pot store set to open

The Valley’s first state-licensed recreational marijuana shop is hosting a grand opening celebration Friday. Sativa Sisters is located in the former Planned Parenthood building at 10525 E. Trent Ave., just inside Millwood city limits. It plans on carrying marijuana from at least three regional producers,...

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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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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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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)

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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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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)

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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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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)

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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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MONDAY, AUG. 19, 2013

Dan Westacott, of Crop Production Services, harvests wheat at the East Valley Farm and Community Garden on Thursday. (Dan Pelle)

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Dan Westacott, of Crop Production Services, harvests wheat at the East Valley Farm and Community Garden on Thursday. SR photo/Dan Pelle Good Monday morning, everyone. Sorry for ducking out of here unannounced last week. I took a little road trip to Colorado to drop my...

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MONDAY, JULY 15, 2013

Ellin Schafer, 15, above, and her mother, Carolyn, assemble a quilt at their home in Spokane Valley on Tuesday. Carolyn Schafer is organizing a quilting drive for the members of Mason Flemmer’s unit. Flemmer, the orchestra teacher at Central Valley, is being deployed for the third time to Afghanistan. (Tyler Tjomsland)

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Ellin Schafer, 15, above, and her mother, Carolyn, assemble a quilt at their home in Spokane Valley on Tuesday. Carolyn Schafer is organizing a quilting drive for the members of Mason Flemmer’s unit. Flemmer, the orchestra teacher at Central Valley, is being deployed for the...

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MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2013

Opportunity Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Laurie Spence and students dance the Dabke, a traditional Lebanese dance, during International Day on Wednesday in Spokane Valley. The five-step dance is often performed at weddings. (Dan Pelle)

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Opportunity Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Laurie Spence and students dance the Dabke, a traditional Lebanese dance, during International Day on Wednesday in Spokane Valley. The five-step dance is often performed at weddings. SR photo/Dan Pelle Good Monday morning, everyone. It sounds like we need to...

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MONDAY, MAY 20, 2013

Spokane Valley firefighter Paul Turcotte carries an enlarged photograph that represents a shooting victim as rescue crews participate in a mass casualty training exercise Wednesday at the department’s old administration building. (Dan Pelle)

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Spokane Valley firefighter Paul Turcotte carries an enlarged photograph that represents a shooting victim as rescue crews participate in a mass casualty training exercise Wednesday at the department’s old administration building. SR photo/Dan Pelle Good Monday morning, everyone. As another week starts, we've got some...

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MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2013

Central Valley High School biology teacher Phil Plesek, center, talks about DNA with a group of Evergreen Middle School eighth-graders Wednesday at Spokane Valley Tech. Eighth-graders from Spokane Valley schools have been taking tours of the tech education center where career and science-oriented classes are available. (Jesse Tinsley)

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Central Valley High School biology teacher Phil Plesek, center, talks about DNA with a group of Evergreen Middle School eighth-graders Wednesday at Spokane Valley Tech. Eighth-graders from Spokane Valley schools have been taking tours of the tech education center where career and science-oriented classes are...

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MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2013

Lucy Tivis, 8, and Jerrol Olson, principal of Ponderosa Elementary in Spokane Valley pose for a photo at the school Wednesday. Lucy nominated Olson to be Principal on Parade, selected by the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. He won and, along with Lucy, will ride in the St. Patrick’s Day parade today in Spokane. (Jesse Tinsley)

Saturday's highlights

Lucy Tivis, 8, and Jerrol Olson, principal of Ponderosa Elementary in Spokane Valley pose for a photo at the school Wednesday. Lucy nominated Olson to be Principal on Parade, selected by the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. SR photo/Jesse Tinsley Good Monday morning, everyone. As...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 19, 2013

During auditions for “I Hate Hamlet,” fight coordinator Brian Rempel, left, and Ignite! Community Theatre’s artistic director, Scott Finlayson cross swords, while Richard Donnelly waits to audition for the role of John Barrymore. “I Hate Hamlet” opens April 12. (Colin Mulvany)

Saturday's highlights

During auditions for “I Hate Hamlet,” fight coordinator Brian Rempel, left, and Ignite! Community Theatre’s artistic director, Scott Finlayson cross swords, while Richard Donnelly waits to audition for the role of John Barrymore. “I Hate Hamlet” opens April 12. SR photo/Colin Mulvany I'm bringing everyone...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 14, 2013

The other side of the story

This afternoon I got a call from a woman who didn't give her name. She said she grew up in the Millwood house that was donated to the Spokane Valley Fire Department for a training burn this week. Her family sold the house last summer...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 12, 2013

Burning it down

I spent some time shivering in the cold this morning watching the Spokane Valley Fire Department doing training fires in a donated house near Empire Ave. and Woodruff Road in Millwood. The training is mainly for the benefit of eight recruits going through the department's...

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MONDAY, DEC. 3, 2012

Joshua Bailey, 5, enjoys a kiwi during lunch with fellow kindergartners on Wednesday at Broadway Elementary in Spokane Valley. (Tyler Tjomsland)

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Joshua Bailey, 5, enjoys a kiwi during lunch with fellow kindergartners on Wednesday at Broadway Elementary in Spokane Valley. SR photo/Tyler Tjomsland There is a strange, golden orb in the sky on this Monday morning. While we are enjoying some sunshine, check out some highlights...

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MONDAY, OCT. 15, 2012

Central Valley High senior Alex Moore poses for a photo on Tuesday in Spokane Valley. Moore will receive the YWCA Young Woman of Achievement Award later this month. She excels in math and science and competes for her school’s cross country team. (Tyler Tjomsland)

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Central Valley High senior Alex Moore poses for a photo on Tuesday in Spokane Valley. Moore will receive the YWCA Young Woman of Achievement Award later this month. She excels in math and science and competes for her school’s cross country team. SR photo/Tyler Tjomsland...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 17, 2012

Machines operated by Piersol Construction scrape dirt from the Flora Road landing along the Spokane River on Thursday. (Jesse Tinsley)

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Machines operated by Piersol Construction scrape dirt from the Flora Road landing along the Spokane River on Thursday. SR photo/Jesse Tinsley It's another sunny Monday morning, so enjoy the sun while we still have it. A look at the calendar shows that October is just...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 15, 2012

TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2012

Driver accused in Millwood hit-and-run

The driver accused of running over a 2-year-old girl in a bicycle trailer and then driving away appeared in court Monday. Gonzaga University law student Timmy Nguyen has been charged with hit-and-run and vehicular assault. The girl he is accused of running over is still...

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MONDAY, JULY 16, 2012

Broadway Elementary summer school student Connor Dehn, 9, keeps an eye on his computer-programmed Lego car as it heads to a target Thursday. (Colin Mulvany)

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Broadway Elementary summer school student Connor Dehn, 9, keeps an eye on his computer-programmed Lego car as it heads to a target Thursday. SR photo/Colin Mulvany Yesterday was a nice respite from the heat, but it looks as though our sunshine is back this morning...

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MONDAY, JULY 9, 2012

Daisy Hanson and Kelsie Brulotte splash around in the Millwood wading pool Thursday. Community donations made it possible for the pool to reopen after being closed last year. (Dan Pelle)

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Daisy Hanson and Kelsie Brulotte splash around in the Millwood wading pool Thursday. Community donations made it possible for the pool to reopen after being closed last year. SR photo/Dan Pelle Sorry I wasn't on the blog Friday. I snuck out for a day off...

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MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2012

Bobbie Beese, left, and Betsy Mott are seen in their store on Tuesday at the Corner Door Fountain and Books in Spokane Valley. (Tyler Tjomsland)

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Bobbie Beese, left, and Betsy Mott are seen in their store on Tuesday at the Corner Door Fountain and Books in Spokane Valley. SR photo/Tyler Tjomsland We have another cloudy Monday morning out there, but we also have another batch of Saturday Valley Voice stories...

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MONDAY, JUNE 18, 2012

North Pines Middle School eighth-grader Asha Abbas, 14, left, and seventh-grader Isabella Moua, 13, share a laugh Wednesday after an English language development class presentation in which students tell stories about themselves using Microsoft Photo Story. (Tyler Tjomsland)

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North Pines Middle School eighth-grader Asha Abbas, 14, and seventh-grader Isabella Moua, 13, share a laugh Wednesday after an English language development class presentation in which students tell stories about themselves using Microsoft Phot Story. SR photo/Tyler Tjomsland It's another gloomy Monday morning, but we've...

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