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In brief: Tests go paperless for SCC’s GED

From Local Reports

SPOKANE COUNTY – Spokane Community College’s GED testing center will end paper testing on Nov. 25 in anticipation of new tests coming in January. Computer testing continues through Dec. 19. The GED test consists of five parts that may be taken separately; all have to be passed to earn a GED certificate.

“A new set of tests is being introduced in January and all old test scores will expire,” wrote Kyla Bates, GED and special projects manager at SCC, in a news release. “If students have partially completed testing, they will lose those test scores and have to re-test.”

The testing center is in the IEL Magnuson Building, 2917 W. Fort George Wright Drive. Registration is required for testing, either online at GED or by calling (509) 279-6200.

For information about GED testing and questions regarding the new test, call (509) 279-6221.

Sprague striping alters lane layout

EAST CENTRAL – The city has begun re-striping Sprague Avenue between Grant and Cook streets.

The new striping will take Sprague down to one lane in each direction and add a center turn lane.

The $150,000 project is being paid for by photo red-light funds and a Community Development Block Grant.

COPS workshops to focus on gangs

SPOKANE – Community Oriented Policing Services is sponsoring two free presentations on gang awareness and strategies for prevention, as well as tips and ideas for how to have a conversation about gangs with youth.

The first presentation is Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Southside Senior Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave. The second is Oct. 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church, 4202 N. Belt St.

Call: (509) 835-4572.

Training session reset for Monday

SPOKANE – The Office of Neighborhood Services postponed its “how to plan an event in your neighborhood” training session to Monday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Southside Senior Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave.

Call: (509) 625-6733.

Volunteers needed for bluff protection

SOUTH HILL – Friends of the Bluff needs volunteers to help with its fire protection project on the bluff below High Drive on Saturday between 9 a.m. and noon.

Volunteers should meet on High Drive just south of the intersection with 33rd Avenue near the Friends of the Bluff banner. Wear weather-appropriate work attire and bring gloves.

The first 60 people who register will receive a Friends of the Bluff bandana.

Register by email to or by calling (509) 477-2157.

Curling league will open Nov. 3

DOWNTOWN – The Spokane Parks and Recreation Department’s coed curling league begins Nov. 3 at the Riverfront Park Ice Palace.

The league will run eight weeks from 6 to 10 p.m. on Sundays.

The league and classes are offered in association with the Lilac City Curling Club. All skill levels are welcome and there are youth classes, too.

Registration is $150 per person – individual registrants will be matched with a team.

A one-day introductory curling clinic will be offered on Oct. 27 and costs $15 per one-hour session. Registration is required.

Call: (509) 625-6200.

Fundraiser to host MLB player Moyer

SPOKANE COUNTY – The Boys and Girls Club of Spokane County is holding a fundraising event featuring Jamie Moyer, Major League Baseball player and founder of the Moyer Foundation, on Oct. 22 at 5 p.m. at the Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. The event includes wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres.

A minimum contribution of $50 per guest is requested and registration is required by Oct. 18.

VIP tickets for a meet-and-greet with Moyer are $100 and must be purchased in advance.

To register call (509) 489-0741 or email rally2013@bgcspokane

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