April 8th, 2014
Habitat for Humanity, which builds and repairs houses worldwide using volunteer labor and donations, will put the finishing touches on a newly completed duplex in Deer Park at 1 p.m. on Thursday.
Volunteers from 10 local Sherwin-Williams stores and Habitat for Humanity will donate paint, materials and labor to refresh the exterior of the duplex, putting a fresh coat of paint on a new home for deserving Habitat for Humanity families.
The documentary video produced by Riverside Middle Schoolers Olivia Willis and Cody Main, entitled â€śSavior of a Broken World, an examination of the rights and responsibilities associated with the rules of war, was among the winners in the National History Day competition at the University of Eastern Washington earlier this year.
The video will advance to the state history day competition in May in Auburn.
Vera L. (Sanford) Rock was born April 1, 1917, in Wickes Ark., the second of five children. She died March 18, 2014 in Spokane.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Mont Rock; an infant son, James A Rock; an adult son, Don Rock; and her elder brother.
She is survived by five children, Mont Rock, Jack Rock, Joe Rock, Judy Evans and Dixie Rock; one brother; two sisters; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Vera was a long time resident of Wild Rose Prairie where she and Mont had a dairy farm.
Deer Park Middle School seventh grader Brent Hodgson placed first in the male middle school division at the recent Washington National Archery in the Schoolsâ€™ state championship in Ellensburg.
The 24-member DPMS archery squad took third while eighth grader Natasha Root placed ninth in the female middle school division.
On March 22, DPMS sent a team of 24 sixth, seventh and eighth grade students to compete. Students qualified through a â€śmini tournamentâ€ť held in the health and fitness classes and only the top 12 boys and girls made the team.
Spokane County Sheriffâ€™s Department is providing services to assist in the search for survivors at the deadly mudslide in Oso, Wash.
Spokane County Search and Rescue (SAR) K-9 teams have been mobilized to assist in the search. Four K-9 teams are certified in â€śLiveâ€ť finds as well as human remains detection.
Work on the long awaited goat barn has started at the Clayton Fairgrounds.
During the fairâ€™s annual livestock auction two years ago, Willow Jones donated a meat goat as a fund-raiser for a needed goat barn. Rosemary Jones, along with her mother, children, Gail Kersey and Roberta Fuge spent that summer collecting donations and selling raffle tickets for a quilt (created by Sandi Stillman) with all the proceeds going to the goat barn.
The Spokane County Sheriffâ€™s Office warns citizens once again about telephone scams circulating through the Spokane area.
For the past several weeks, the Sheriffâ€™s Office has received multiple complaints of individuals calling, identifying themselves as Sheriffâ€™s Office employees and telling people they have missed jury duty and that if they donâ€™t provide payment over the phone, they will have a warrant issued for their arrest.
The GreenHouse Community Center, which had its main transportation rig stolen last week, recovered the converted 1996 ambulance on Thursday.
The vehicle was found on the outskirts of Coulee City, Wash., after a passing motorist
spotted it in a roadside field. The ambulance was missing the large vinyl GreenHouse logos. Instead, the sides of the vehicle had been spray painted with graffiti.
The inside of the ambulance was also trashed with empty containers and food items also stolen from the GreenHouse.0
Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Services (SCRAPS) continues to investigate an animal cruelty complaint on property on the outskirts of Deer Park last week.
SCRAPS investigators, who did not disclose the address of the farm, seized a horse, two sheep and a pig. The animals were taken to a veterinarian for treatment.
Carolyn Michaele Trueblood of Deer Park passed away on March 21, 2014.
Carolyn was born Aug. 10, 1942 in Big Timber, Mont. Carolyn was known for her fine arts painting. Her paintings were shown in numerous galleries throughout the nation. She was also an excellent art instructor and teacher and will be remembered by her many students.
Carolyn was the oldest of four children and helped raise her younger brothers.