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Veterans Memorial Tribute Program Monday, Jan. 26 at Washington State Veterans Cemetery

A ceremony will be held on Monday, January 26th, to recognize 48 Spokane area veterans who have died and not received the rendering of Military Funeral Honors.

The ceremony will take place at noon at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery in Medical Lake. Honors will include unfurling of the US flag, a rifle volley and the playing of TAPS.

 

The community is invited to attend to pay final respect and honor to these men and women who have sacrificed to provide the American people with freedom. The ceremony will be held in the Committal Shelter which is not heated, so those in attendance should dress accordingly.

 

During Monday’s service, there will be one veteran who had ties to the local area and died alone back East. A local friend has requested adding him to the list and will be here to receive a flag in his honor.

Governor calls for statewide moment of silence for Moscow shooting victims

Governor calls for statewide moment of silence for Moscow shooting victims

Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter is asking Idahoans to take a few minutes on Wednesday, January 13th, at 12:00 p.m. PST, to remember the victims, their families and friends, and the community of Moscow after a series of shootings last Saturday by a lone gunman.

“It is important that everyone in Idaho take time in the wake of this horrendous act to remember those who have lost their lives and offer our support to the families, friends, and Moscow community as they mourn this tragedy,” Governor Otter said. “I ask that all Idahoans observe a moment of silence... to let our friends and families in Moscow know they are in our thoughts and prayers, and that they are not alone in their grief.”

Gonzaga coach Mark Few needs votes to win $100,000 for the Community Cancer Fund

Gonzaga coach Mark Few needs votes to win $100,000 for the Community Cancer Fund

Gonzaga University Men's Basketball Coach, Mark Few, is participating in the Infiniti Coaches' Charity Challenge for a chance to win $100,000 for the Community Cancer Fund.

 

However, Coach Few will not be able to win this challenge alone. In order to win the $100,000 the public will need to cast their votes in Coach Few's favor.

 

Few is one of 48 NCAA basketball coaches competing in the Infiniti Coaches' Charity Challenge. As of Monday, January 5th, fans have been able to head to www.VoteCoachFew.com to cast their votes to help advance him in the competition.

 

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."

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. 

Help Clarkston High School FFA "Stock the Trailer"

Help Clarkston High School FFA "Stock the Trailer"

The Clarkston High School FFA will host a "Stock the Trailer" food drive on Saturday, December 13 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Clarkston Albertson's parking lot.

Members from the CHS FFA will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Asotin County Food Bank to help assist local families obtain meals during the holidays. Their goal is to fill a 12 foot stock trailer with food items that will be donated to the food bank.

Clarkston FFA Advisor, Ms. Cami Browne, said the students are eager to spread some holiday cheer to local families in need.

"The National FFA's focus this year is Hunger Heroes," Browne says. "Their goal is to be able to provide 2.5 million meals to people nationwide. Our local chapter is trying to help local families in need during the holiday season."

The Clarkston Albertson's is located at 400 Bridge Street. For more information, contact FFA Advisor Cami Browne at 509-758-5591.

A Holiday Happening fund raising event for St. Boniface Catholic School

A Holiday Happening fund raising event for St. Boniface Catholic School

St. Boniface Catholic School in Colton, WA will host "A Holiday Happening" fund raising event on Saturday, December 6th, from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

The event will include 24 different vendors offering a variety of different products. Event organizer, Andi Keller, said the event will be a good way to both help the school make extra money, as well has give people a chance to get their Christmas shopping done in one place.

Some of the event's vendors will include, Scentsy, Lila's Jewelery Made with Love, Mary Kay, Photos by Marlin, and Jamberry.

The vendor's booth fees will go directly to the school, and the vendors will also have the opportunity to donate any profit they make. The event will also have lunch available for purchase, a bake sale, and gift wrapping. The proceeds for these areas will go directly to the school. This event is one of three major fundraisers the private school puts on annually to help raise money to ensure it stays open. 

The event will be held at the school at 306 Steptoe Street in Colton, WA. Any questions can be directed to Andi Keller at 509-330-A 1094 or by email at andikeller11@gmail.com.