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SCRAPS seeks help with record influx of puppies

Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service, 2521 N. Flora Road, is looking for help from the community.

Since October SCRAPS has received more than 200 puppies, more than any other recorded fall and winter season. To prevent the growing number of homeless dogs taken in at the animal shelter, they have offered, and continue to offer, spay and neuter vouchers.

For more information regarding the spay and neuter vouchers or how to adopt a homeless pet, call 477-2532.

As the snow continues to accumulate, SCRAPS has also seen a large number of cats come into the shelter hurt, neglected and abused.

The animals, one thrown from a car into a snow bank, another brought in with a frozen tail, others with broken legs and other health problems, are in need of medical attention. SCRAPS is also reaching out to the community to help with donations to pay for the medical emergencies.

Pet owners experiencing pet behavior problems may contact SCRAPS for free private pet behavioral counseling sessions.

Donations can be sent to SCRAPS at 2521 N. Flora Road.

Rainey Coffin

CVSD rally today kicks off levy campaign

Central Valley School District parents and board members will launch their “Vote Yes” campaign for the district’s maintenance and operation’s levy that will be on the Feb. 3 ballot with a rally at 7 p.m. today at CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place. Members of the community are welcome. The levy accounts for nearly 20 percent of the district’s annual budget.

Nina Culver


Corbin Art begins winter classes Jan. 20

Beginning Jan. 20, winter quarter classes and workshops will be offered at Corbin Art Center in the Daniel House, 507 W. 7th Ave.

Classes and workshops include:

It’s for Mom and Me: Tall Tales, for ages 3 to 5, Tuesdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., for seven weeks beginning Jan. 20. The cost is $45.

Mosaic Picture in Glass, Wednesdays from 6to 9 p.m., for four weeks beginning Jan. 28. The cost is $54.

Ice Age Camp, for ages 6 to 11, Jan. 30, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $29.

Focaccia for Sandwiches, Jan. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. The cost is $22.

Digital Scrapbooking, Feb. 9, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The cost is $12.

Organic Soil Fertility Workshop, Feb. 24, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The cost is $12.

Digital Cameras: What they are, which to buy, and how to use it, March 3, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The cost is $12.

To register, receive a class schedule, or for more information, call 625-6200 or visit


Skating lessons begin Saturday at Riverfront

The learn-to-skate sessions at Riverfront Park Ice Palace will begin on Saturday for children ages 4 and older.

The six-week lessons will run through Feb. 14 and will cost $59 per student or $44.25 for Ice Palace pass holders.

To register and for more information 456-4FUN or visit

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