Today, three student teachers and students from Eastern Washington University will host a donation drive to benefit foster children in Spokane. My Bag supplies children who recently have been placed in foster care with an age-appropriate duffle bag or backpack that they can call their own. Children usually enter the foster-care system with only the clothes on their backs.
On Thursday, the Eastern Washington University board of trustees is hosting Cheers to Kids, a wine-tasting event to benefit Olive Crest Homes and Services for Abused Children. From 6 to 8 p.m. at Bozarth Mansion, 12415 N. Fairwood Drive, enjoy live jazz, hors d'oevres, and wines from area wineries, including Beringer, Coeur d'Alene Cellars and Latah Creek.
Several students have been named winners of Presidential scholarships at Eastern Washington University for the 2007-2008 academic year. Kristen Zangar of Spokane was awarded $2,000. The daughter of Mike and Jodie Zangar, she is scheduled to graduate from University High School in June.
The following students have been awarded University Achievement Awards by Washington State University for the 2007-2008 academic year: Alex Dach of Medical Lake received a $6,000 award. The son of Larry and Susan Dach of Medical Lake, he will graduate in June from Medical Lake High School.
Lance Cpl. Riley McNeal received a Purple Heart award from the Marine Corps. McNeal was injured by a roadside bomb while serving in Iraq. He is a senior at the University of Idaho. “Army 2nd Lt. Wyatt Ottmar has graduated from the Army Basic Officer Leader Course III and will be assigned to Fort Campbell, Ky. He is the son of Garry and Terri Ottmar of Moses Lake. Ottmar graduated in 2001 from Moses Lake High School.
Three area residents recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. Air National Guard Airman Steven Kerr is the son of Jeff and Julie Kerr of Spokane. He graduated from North Central High School in 2006.
Local Curves Fitness Centers and the YMCA of the Inland Northwest have paired up for Fit to Read!, a book drive to benefit Page Ahead, a local children's literacy program. Through the end of this month, children's books may be donated at the downtown YMCA (507 N. Howard St.) or local Curves locations (1104 W. Wellesley Ave., 1908 W. Sunset Blvd., 410 E. Holland Ave.).
On Tuesday, Devries Mobile Shredding is offering free document shredding for donations to benefit Windermere Foundation's Shasta Groene Trust. The shredding will take place in the parking lot of Windermere Realty, 1000 Northwest Blvd., Coeur d'Alene, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Eastern Washington University recently announced the dean's list for winter quarter 2007. Students are listed by their hometown high schools. Othello High School: Carlos Valdez, Gabriel Valdez, Alejandra Vasquez.
Four area residents recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. Air Force Airman Seth Becker is the son of Kenna-Kae Elledge and William Becker, both of Spokane. Becker graduated from Lewis and Clark High School in 2002.
The cast of "Assassins" is going to the American Association of Community Theatre National Competition, and you can help them on their way. Spokane Civic Theatre's staged readings of "Lonely Planet" on Wednesday and Sunday will help raise funds for the cast to head to the competition in Charlotte, N.C., in June. Both performances will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Four area residents recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. Air Force Airman Joseph Amos is a 2005 graduate of John R. Rogers High School and is the son of Nancy Amos, Spokane.
Eight students have been named winners of Presidential scholarships at Eastern Washington University for the 2007-2008 academic year. Kristen Zangar of Spokane was awarded $2,000. The daughter of Mike and Jodie Zangar, she will graduate from University High School in June.
Help fight hunger in the Spokane community today, and be a part of the CROP Hunger Walk. The 10-kilometer walk starts at 1:30 p.m., with registration and entertainment beginning at noon at the south side of Martin Centre at Gonzaga University.
Michael Knopp was recently awarded the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest given to Boy Scouts. Knopp is a member of Troop 210. He is the son of Walter Knopp and Bonita Greene of Mead. For his project, he raised $10,000 and worked with state officials to install a toilet at the summit of Mt. Spokane State Park near the Vista House. Knopp is a student at Mt. Spokane High School. “Katherine Wyrick of Spokane received a $5,000 award University Achievement Award from Washington State University. She is the daughter of Laine and Dani Rae Wyrick of Spokane and will graduate from Mead High School in June.
On Thursday, "An Evening of Hope" will be held at the Spokane Convention Center. The evening will begin with cocktails, appetizers and a silent auction at 7 p.m. From 7:30 to 8:30, listen to inspirational stories, bringing hope to children at Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos, or "Our Little Brothers and Sisters," helping to raise money for orphans in Mexico.