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Kindergarteners learn lesson in recycling for Earth Day

Kindergarteners learn lesson in recycling for Earth Day

Kelly Ward's Kindergarten class at Monarch Academy in Clarkston spent the last few weeks learning about recycling for Earth Day. Ward says the students at the private school went around to local businesses along 5th and 6th Streets a few weeks ago to let them know that Earth Day was on April 22nd and to ask them if they would be willing to collect items such as cardboard, plastic bottles, paper, and aluminum cans.

Inslee names April National Poetry Month in honor of Oso

Inslee names April National Poetry Month in honor of Oso

Governor Jay Inslee has declared April National Poetry Month in Washington and is hoping the state will use poetry as a way to send solace and well wishes to the communities affected by the mudslide in Oso.

Pomeroy honors farming tradition

Pomeroy honors farming tradition

The tradition of farming was alive and well this weekend in Pomeroy during Spring Farming Days. Using equipment reminiscent of the old days, the community came together to sow the fields of the Garfield County Fairgrounds.


“It’s just important to relive the old way of farming,” said Nancy Ruark, current President of the Eastern Washington Agricultural Museum, which is located on the fairgrounds. Ruark said Spring Farming Days is a good reminder of just how tough farming at the turn of turn of the century was.

WA State Parks celebrates 101 years with free park entry

WA State Parks celebrates 101 years with free park entry

From the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission:

 

Washington State Parks turns 101 years old on Wednesday, March 19, and visitors are invited to help celebrate by getting out to enjoy a state park for free that day.

Gov. Inslee joins Washtucna students to sign Palouse Falls bill

Gov. Inslee joins Washtucna students to sign Palouse Falls bill

An exciting day for the students of Washtucna School as Governor Jay Inslee joined them at the Palouse Falls to sign the bill the students penned making the landmark the official state waterfall.


The students started working on the bill as part of a class lesson on how government works in the fall. At the end of January, five of the students, in grades three through six, made their way to the state Capitol to make their case before the House Government Operations and Election Committee.

Girl Scout cookies arrive in LC Valley

Girl Scout cookies arrive in LC Valley

Girl Scout cookies arrived in the Lewis-Clark Valley Monday! Darla Amundson, Girl Scout Troop Leader, took these photos as volunteers helped unload the semi filled with 1,879 cases of cookies. Cookies will now be sorted and picked up by GS Troops to start delivering and selling.


Booth sales will be held throughout the area from March 21st through April 13th. You can download the Cookie Locator app to find out where girls will be holding sales, or you can call Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho at 1-800- 827- 9478.

Clarkston raises funds for toddler air lifted to Spokane

Clarkston raises funds for toddler air lifted to Spokane

The TenderCare Children's Centers in the LC Valley will be holding a car wash and rummage sale to raise funds to help a family whose three-year-old son was Life Flighted to Sacred Heart Children's Hospital last week.

 

Layton Tannahill was diagnosed with tumors on his adrenal gland, kidney, and diaphragm after he fell ill last Tuesday.