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Danny O'Dell's

April 14, 2014

People with Type 2 diabetes are more than twice as likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke when compared to those without diabetes. Inactivity contributes to an increased risk for both cardio events.
A study of more than 15,000 Swedes, with an average age of 60 diagnosed with type II diabetes, recently published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology confirmed the positive benefits of exercise.

Deer Park school notes

February 23, 2014

As a part of the 2014 Target Books for Schools Program, $500 in books was awarded to Deer Park Elementary as this year’s recipient.
Store employees vote on the elementary school in Spokane County that they feel is most deserving of this gift, and this year voters at the north side Target Store chose DPES. The $500 for purchase of books from First Book Marketplace was awarded to DPES librarian Brenda Wood, DPES Principal Bonnie Remington and Target Store manager Lauren O'Shea.

Clayton/Deer Park HIstorical Society "Mortarboard"

November 19, 2013

The following is an excerpt from the historical society’s article “Drag Racing at Deer Park.”
In late 1969, Orville Moe and the Spokane Timing Association announced that they would be building a $2,000,000 racing complex in western Spokane County and this was recorded in the November 19, 1969, Deer Park City Council meeting notes.
The five-year contract between the Spokane Timing Association and the Town of Deer Park was terminated.

Riverside School Notes

November 19, 2013

Eight years ago the Thrive by Five program, which provides activities to help the children in the Riverside community, ages 3-5, prepare for kindergarten, was started at Riverside School District.
“It is so much fun to help the children learn. I enjoy watching the ‘aha’ moments when they have mastered learning,”said Roxanne Robertson, who has been an instructor in the program since its inception.
With all the activities she provides the children, having fun with learning is her priority.
“Roxanne provides much joy and laughter in the preschool room,” said Program Director Janet

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