Two happy sounds rang out in Monday's drizzle.
A chorus of frogs ribbeted away from a marshy spot on Karl Wilkinson's property. And up the hill, a chorus of sixth-graders giggled and hollered.
Sixty-some students from East Valley Middle School were embarking on two days of leadership and team-building exercises, called a Titantic Experience. By the end of the week, all 220 of the school's sixth-graders will have gone through the outdoor program. Day 2 of the program focuses on the ropes course at Camp Lutherhaven.
About 10 years ago, give or take the slips of memory, half a dozen ladies began walking together at Liberty Lake.
Ranging from "40-something" to 75 years old, they still walk for friendship and health. "And to see our beautiful lake area and hear the birds," said Lorna Freeman.
Senior citizens in the Valley who want to learn about computers have an opportunity close at hand.
The Community Colleges of Spokane offers classes for seniors in a new computer lab at University City Shopping Center.
Each quarter, the number of computer classes seems to grow.
1. The West Valley High bass drum line includes, from back, Rose Morris, Sherise Roderick, Julie Jones and Courtney Smith. Drummer Karisa Rickard is not pictured. Steve Thompson/The Spokesman-Review
2. Marching out to practice is West Valley's all-female bass drum line consisting of, from left, Rose Morris, Sherise Roderick, Julie Jones and Courtney Smith. Missing is Karisa Rickard. Photo by Steve Thompson/The Spokesman-Review