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Spokane County SCRAPS provides tips for keeping your pet safe from holiday hazards

Spokane County SCRAPS provides tips for keeping your pet safe from holiday hazards

Spokane County SCRAPS wants to warn pet owners of the hazards the holidays can bring to your four legged friends.


 

"Things that make the holidays a great time of year - cookies, presents, and a house full of company - can actually be hazards to our four-legged friends," said Nancy Hill, Regional Director of SCRAPS. "We advise pet owners to take a minute to make sure their house is pet friendly."


 

According to SCRAPS, here are a few holiday items that can be particularly harmful to pets:


 

  • Holiday Lighting and Candles

SCRAPS said these are especially dangerous to pets that like to chew. Electrical shock can occur when a pet chomps down on an electrical cord, causing tongue lacerations and possible death. SCRAPS suggests using LED candles instead of actual flames and place them into hard-to-reach places so that pets can not access them.


 

  • Gift Wrap Ribbon

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Mobile food bank to distribute food at Clarkston High School Dec. 19

Clarkston High School is partnering with Second Harvest to "take on hunger 'til no kid is hungry" this holiday season. A mobile food bank will distribute food boxes to both Clarkston High School and Lincoln Middle School students and their families on Friday, December 19 from 11:15 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the CHS cafeteria, located at 401 Chestnut Street.

The Second Harvest Mobile Food Bank provides fresh, nutritious produce and other food staples to local communities by focusing on students in need and their families. No appointment or documentation is needed for CHS and LMS students and families wishing to receive food boxes.

"This time of year can be especially difficult for many students whose families struggle to make ends meet," said CHS Principal, Eric Anderson. "We are grateful for this partnership with Second Harvest to make sure no student goes home hungry."

Nez Perce County Sheriff's Office report apparent inmate suicide at adult detention center

Nez Perce County Sheriff's Office report apparent inmate suicide at adult detention center

In the early morning hours of Sunday December 14th, Detention Deputies of the Nez Perce County Sheriff’s Office discovered an inmate hanging from his bunk in a cell at the Nez Perce County Adult Detention Center at approximately 4:37a.m.  Two detention deputies performed CPR until Lewiston Medics arrived at 4:49 a.m.

The inmate left the jail by ambulance en route to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center at 5:15 a.m. on Sunday morning.  St. Joseph Regional Medical Center informed the Sheriff that the inmate Maynard Leigh Ellenwood, a 47 year old resident of Lapwai, died at approximately 9:30 p.m. that same day while a patient of the hospital.   

The Idaho State Police are investigating the incident.  The coroner has not determined a cause of death at this time and the investigation is still in progress.    

Nez Perce officials arrest wanted man

The Nez Perce County Sheriff's Office arrested a wanted man after a short pursuit on Friday night.

Nez Perce Tribal Police Officers attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation in the Lapwai, Idaho area just before 8 p.m. The vehicle fled from officers and led them on a pursuit through Nez Perce County that came to a stop on Woods Road and Growler Point Road.

The driver of the vehicle, identified as Keith Sarbacher, left the vehicle on foot leaving a female passenger, identified as Shannon Sneve, still in the vehicle. Nez Perce County Sheriff's Deputies along with Idaho State Police, Lewis County Sheriff's Deputies and Cottonwood Police arrived on scene to assist with the apprehension of Sarbacher. Nez Perce County Sheriff's K9 Deputy deployed K9 Queen to assist with tracking Sarbacher. K9 Queen tracked Sarbacher to an out building where he had barricaded himself.

Sarbacher had multiple outstanding warrants for his arrest. He was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Nez Perce County Detention Center. Sneve was also taken into custody and booked into the Nez Perce County Detention Center for Accessory and Paraphernalia. �

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Spokane Arts seeks artists to develop memorial honoring fallen heroes

Spokane Arts seeks artists to develop memorial honoring fallen heroes

Spokane Arts Fund, in partnership with the Gold Star Families, the City of Spokane, and the Spokane Public Facilities District seeks an artist, or artist team residing in Washington and Idaho, to develop a memorial honoring fallen heroes that have served post- 9/11.

 

The memorial will be sited on the south side of the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena. The selected artist or artist team will work with Spokane Arts Fund, The Spokane Public Facilities District staff, and the representatives from the Gold Star Families from design through construction of the project. During the design phase, representatives from the Gold Star Families will heavily inform the process.

 

The artist will work with Spokane Arts Fund, the Gold Star Families and the Spokane Public Facilities District to develop a permanent public art memorial for the Spokane Arena. The desired artistic approach will create a sculptural plaza that suggests a place where people will gather for a variety of observances and events. The artwork should represent and be inclusive of all Armed Services with particular attention to post 9/11 fallen heroes.

LCSC selected for President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

LCSC selected for President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

For the fourth year in a row, Lewis-Clark State College was selected for the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in the category of General Community Service. The formal announcement was made in a press release from the Corporation for National and Community Service earlier this week.

 

The honor roll recognizes higher education institutions that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve meaningful outcomes in their communities. Lewis-Clark State College Service Learning Advisor Charlette Kremer said LCSC’s application focused on three projects.

 

Social Work students in the Mental Health and Mental Illness in the 21st Century class are matched with a community member living with chronic and persistent mental illness. Community member participants are considered “Citizen Companions” and identified and treated as graduate assistants because they teach the students about facing and overcoming the stigma attached to living with a mental illness.

 

Holiday Heroes Food Drive returns to Lewiston Rosauers

Each year, the Lewis-Clark Valley makes efforts to feed those in need with food drives and donations and 2014 is no different.

The fourth annual Holiday Heroes Food Drive will take place on Saturday, December 20 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Rosauers in Lewiston. The goal for the drive is to provide at least 250 bags of pre-packaged food to local people in need.

Customers of the Rosaurs will have the opportunity to purchase these bags for $20 each.

Since the Holiday Heroes Food Drive's inception, the Lewiston community has purchased over 1,000 bags of food to benefit their neighbors all over the Lewis-Clark Valley.