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Student athlete has sights set on 2012 Paralympic Games in London By Tammy Kimberley Splash staff writer

Earlier this year, while competing in the 2011 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics World Championships in New Zealand, Amberlynn Weber wasn’t expected to make it to the finals in her races. Despite not being ranked in the 400 meters, she finished in sixth place and scored a personal best. It’s not the first time Weber has defied the odds. When she was 6 months old, she was diagnosed with a form of cancer that typically shuts down vital organs. In her case, the cancer attacked her spine, leaving her with limited use of her legs but with her life. Now Weber is among a group of elite wheelchair athletes in the world. Last summer, she was one of eight women selected internationally to compete in an 800-meter exhibition race at the ablebodied track and field world championships in Korea. And she is preparing for the Pan-American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, later this month, where she hopes to earn a time good enough to represent Team USA in the Paralympics next summer in London. The Splash recently met with Weber to hear more about her travels to compete as a para-athlete and her hopes to bring home the gold.

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Amberlynn Weber competed in a preworlds meet in Sydney, Australia, and the 2011 International Paralympic Committee world championship games in Christchurch, New Zealand in January. At the world championships, Weber came in sixth place in the 400 meters race.

How did you qualify for the PanAmerican games?

The team was selected by the U.S. Paralympic Committee. There are standards you have to meet based on percentages of how close you are to the world record. Q: What are you most looking forward to in this competition? A: The competition is Nov. 13-18, so we’ll be gone for around 10 days. I plan on medaling in all my races — that’s my goal. I’m hoping to get a standard to qualify for London. I really want to win a medal, preferably a gold. Q: This isn’t the first international competition you’ve participated in. Where all have you gone to race? A: There have been a lot more races this year. Just since January, I’ve been to the world races (New Zealand), nationals (Florida), the Boiling Point Wheelchair Track Classic (Canada), the Dogwood Track and Field Meet (Canada)

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Family Parents, James Weber, Jamie Weber and Scott Henri; brother, Colton Weber

School Central Valley High School senior involved in track and DECA

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About The Liberty Lake Splash 2310 N. Molter Road, Suite 305 Liberty Lake, WA 99019 Phone: 242-7752; Fax: 927-2190 The Splash is published weekly on Thursdays and is distributed free of charge to every business and residence in the greater Liberty Lake area. Additional copies are located at more than 100 drop-off locations in Liberty Lake and Otis Orchards.

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Community Briefs Chiropractor to speak to Rotary Chiropractor Aaron Binns will speak on back safety at the Rotary Club meeting at noon today (Nov. 3) at the Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District building, 22510 E. Mission Ave. Mike Marzetta from Minds-i will speak at the Nov. 10 meeting. The public is invited to attend.

K-Kids to sell turkey bucks K-Kids will be selling “turkey bucks” at the Liberty Lake Albertsons, 1304 N. Liberty Lake Road, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Donations will go toward a complete Thanksgiving Dinner for local families in need. The K-Kids hope to collect enough donations to give away at least ten Thanksgiving meals.

Daylight Saving Time ends Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend, so remember to turn your clocks back one hour at 2 a.m. Sunday.

Event to benefit CVHS band The annual Central Valley High School Fall Arts and Crafts Fair and Bake Sale will be held Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Central Valley High School, 821 S. Sullivan Road. Sponsored by the CVHS Band and Color Guard Boosters, the event's $2 daily admission fee benefits the award-winning groups.

Kiwanis to discuss projects The Liberty Lake Kiwanis will discuss business items and upcoming activities during their meeting at 6:45 a.m. Wednesday in the conference room at City Hall, 22710 E. Country Vista Drive. Library Director Pamela Mogen will be the featured speaker at the Nov. 16 meeting. Coffee and pastries will be provided, and the public is invited to attend.

Veterans invited to be honored at elementary school assembly Liberty Lake Elementary School invites all veterans to attend the annual Veterans Day Assembly 1:30 p.m. Nov. 10. The red, white and blue celebration is intended to


honor veterans while teaching students about the national holiday. For more information, call 228-4300.

NOVEMBER 3 Noon: Liberty Lake Centennial Rotary meeting, Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District building, 22510 E. Mission Ave.

Technology Petting Zoo to be held at library The library, 23123 E. Mission Ave., is hosting a Technology Petting Zoo (TPZ) from 10:30 to noon Nov. 19. The event will provide an opportunity for people to play with technological devices and receive personalized instruction. The TPZ will feature how to use ereaders, MP3 players and smart phones to download audio books, as well as explain the library’s overdrive and one-click digital services. For more information, call 232-2510.

NOVEMBER 5 2 a.m.: Turn clocks back for Daylight Saving Time NOVEMBER 7 11 a.m.-2 p.m.: Liberty Lake Senior Lunch Program, Liberty Lake City Hall, 22710 E. Country Vista Drive NOVEMBER 8 6:30 p.m.: Liberty Lake Municipal Library board meeting, LL Municipal Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave.

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NOVEMBER 9 6:45 a.m.: Liberty Lake Kiwanis meeting, Liberty Lake City Hall, 22710 E. Country Vista Drive 11 a.m.-2 p.m.: Liberty Lake Senior Lunch Program, Liberty Lake City Hall, 22710 E. Country Vista Drive Noon to 1 p.m.: Liberty Lake Lions Club meeting, Barlows Family Restaurant, 1400 N. Meadowwood Lane 4 p.m.: Liberty Lake Planning Commission, Liberty Lake City Hall, 22710 E. Country Vista Drive 5:45 p.m.: LL Toastmasters, Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District building, 22510 E. Mission Ave.

The Liberty Lake Lions Club meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at noon in the upstairs meeting room at Barlow's Restaurant, 1400 N. Meadowwood Lane. The public is invited to attend. For more information, contact Tony Cheshier at 927-2193 or

Photos needed for library mural The Liberty Lake Library Foundation continues to solicit photos to make up a photo-mosaic mural at the library. Photos can be of any subject type and will be used as a pixel in a larger image of Pavillion Park. All photos must be submitted by e-mail to

NOVEMBER 10 Noon: Liberty Lake Centennial Rotary meeting, Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District building, 22510 E. Mission Ave. 1:30 p.m.: Veterans Day Assembly, Liberty Lake Elementary School

Toastmasters seeking members Liberty Lake Toastmasters meets weekly from 5:45 to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District building, 22510 E. Mission Ave. Guests are welcome to learn more about Toastmasters, gain confidence in public speaking in a safe environment and develop better communication skills. For more information, contact Debbie Louthan at 255-9668.

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Liberty Lake SCOPE holds a general meeting 6:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month at City Hall, 22710 E.

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• Suspended license — A 41-year-old Liberty Lake woman was arrested at 10:15 a.m. Oct. 27 at Appleway Avenue and Hawkstone Loop for driving with a suspended liscense. • Runaway — At 7 p.m. Oct. 27, LLPD officers located a runaway juvenile at the 1500 block of North Meyers Court. The 14-year-old male was located at a relative’s home and taken back to his mother. • Fraud — at 1 p.m. Oct. 29, LLPD received report of a fraud and forgery that occurred at the 1200 block of North Liberty Lake Road. The assistant manager of the bank advised that a subject came through the drive-through and attempted to cash a check in the amount of $1,900. When verifying information on the check, the assistant manager discovered information on the account showing fraudulent activity. The bank contacted LLPD, and the suspect drove off leaving behind the check and a Florida driver’s license that the suspect used as identification. The case has been assigned to Detective Ray Bourgeois for follow-up investigation. • Vehicle prowl — At 9 a.m. Oct. 27, LLPD received report of a vehicle prowl and theft that occurred sometime the night before at the 24400 block of East Edgewood Drive. The victim reported that during the evening or early morning hours, unknown suspects entered the unlocked vehicle parked in the driveway and removed a cell phone and debit card. When the victim contacted the bank to cancel the debit card, the victim was advised that the card had been used at the Liberty Lake Chevron at 1 a.m. to purchase fuel. The case has been assigned to Bourgeois. • False alarm — At 1:20 a.m. Oct. 28, LLPD was dispatched to a commercial alarm at Walgreens, 1502 N. Liberty Lake Road. The officers checked the facility, and it was determined the alarm was

false. • Domestic violence — At 4:30 p.m. Oct. 28, LLPD received a report of a domestic violence assault, harassment and threats that had occurred on the evening of Oct. 26 at the 24000 block of East Spencer Court. A warrant was requested for the suspect in the case, a 41-year-old man, for domestic violence threats to kill and domestic violence assault. Officers have attempted to contact the man and have been unable to locate him. • Rape — At 10 a.m. Oct. 25, officers received report of a possible rape that occurred the prior afternoon at the 2300 block of North Madson Road. Bourgeois is investigating the case. • Drug possession — A 28-year-old Otis Orchards man was arrested at 9:15 p.m. Oct. 29 at Harvard Road and Indiana Avenue for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. The subject was driving a vehicle stopped for an equipment violation. When the subject tried to get his driver’s license out of his pocket, the officer observed a smoking device fall out. When the officer retrieved the smoking device, it contained marijuana inside of the pipe. The subject admitted to smoking marijuana about an hour before being stopped. The subject was issued a criminal citation. • Burglary — A 24-year-old Liberty Lake man was arrested at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 20 for residential burglary, possession of a controlled substance, and for an outstanding arrest warrant for theft. At approximately 11 a.m. that day, LLPD was dispatched to the 24900 block of East Hawkstone Loop for a burglary that just occurred. The victim reported that when she came home she saw a subject inside her apartment in the kitchen area. When confronted, the subject told the victim that he must have been in the wrong apartment and fled. It was determined that the suspect had stolen prescription medicine and a digital camera from the victim’s apartment. The suspect was identified and while checking the name it was learned that the suspect had an outstanding warrant for his arrest for theft.

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Campaigns coast through final days of election season By Kelly Moore Splash Staff Writer

With less than a week left for voters to return ballots, campaign efforts in Liberty Lake are waning. As candidates make their way down the homestretch, many stress the importance of making sure citizens exercise their right to vote by casting a ballot. The Splash caught up with candidates and issue representatives to discuss lastminute action plans before votes are tallied Nov. 8.

Proposition 1 Following the Oct. 13 debate, issue representative and Committee for Better Government Mary Munger said efforts have



been primarily devoted to policing political signage, some of which succumbed to weather and others she says “seem to have developed legs.” With only days left until months of campaign efforts are tallied at the elections office, Munger said the committee members are pleased with the outlook for the city. “Whether Proposition 1 passes or fails at the polls, it has focused attention on the problems with the city of Liberty Lake government,” Munger said. “A vote ‘yes’ or ‘no’ is secondary to having the power to make the choice. I hope that there are more attendees at future Council meetings. The form of government is less important than is the quality of government, and participa-



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“Either way, we’re both tion will help shine a light on good candidates with good responsibility, accountability heads on our shoulders,” and transparency.” Brickner said. Overall, Munger said her Brickner said he’s spent his experience with the Commitfree time doorbelling to antee for Better Government swer questions and talk about has proved positive, and she’s his volunteering experience. happy with the impact it’s alKopelson ventured out with ready had on the city. campaign advertising and said “The committee’s preferhe also planned to step up his ence is for a professional SEPT. 22 STATE SENATE doorbelling efforts. manager to run the day-toSEPT. 29 City Council “It’s just a waiting game at this point,” KoOCT. Ballot Initiatives day affairs of the city,” Munger said. “If6 the OCT. 13 Liberty pelson Lake Mayor said. “I encourage people who have fallback position is to have a city administrator, perhaps Proposition 1 helped to en- not voted to vote. Read up on the issues and vote.” sure that role is filled.” She said the committee’s monies and efforts are spent, and final efforts will go toward collecting signs after the election. If the committee misses any red signs during the cleanup, Munger said she encourages a phone call to 255-6545, and she’ll make sure they get picked up. A small group of citizens, including mayoral candidate Steve Peterson, pitched in money for the yellow signs encouraging residents to defeat Proposition 1. Peterson said last week that the signs were the extent of the informal group’s efforts.

Mayor Peterson said he’s glad to see the campaigning season coming to an end. He’s spent the final days door-belling, preparing last-minute mailers and sign-waving at the corner of Appleway Avenue and Liberty Lake Road. “We want to make sure everyone votes for Steve and votes no on Proposition 1,” Peterson said. Both candidates also took time to speak to fifth-graders at Liberty Lake Elementary last week, answering questions from students who’ve studied current events. Candidate Josh Beckett did not return phone calls for this story.

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New lawsuit filed against Beckett By Kelly Moore

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Court records show mayoral candidate and City Council Member Josh Beckett was been sued a second time since filing for candidacy. The Spokane County District Court case, filed Oct. 13, lists Chapman Financial Services, a Spokane Valley collections agency, as the plaintiff petitioning for $967.71 in past-due fees and interest for medical services. When contacted by The Splash Oct. 25, Beckett said he had no knowledge of the lawsuit and would look into it. Subsequent phone calls regarding the lawsuit or campaign issues have not been returned, and Beckett was excused from Tuesday’s City Council meeting due to illness. The lawsuit follows a Sept. 16 default judgment against Beckett, ordering him to pay $13,338.45 to Spokane Teachers Credit Union on a personal line of credit. Beckett said there was a dispute regarding the line of credit, but has declined to talk about the details while he considers legal options.

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Why YES on 1183 Makes Sense for Washington It gets our state government out of the costly business of selling liquor... 1183 finally lets Washington consumers buy liquor at licensed grocery or retail stores at competitive prices – just like people do in 42 other states. It also gets rid of outdated price setting regulations on wine. That means more competition, better selection and lower prices on wine and liquor for consumers.


It strengthens Washington’s liquor laws and enforcement... 1183 allows liquor licenses at medium and large size grocery and retail stores – and prevents liquor sales at minimarts. It doubles penalties for selling to minors and dedicates a portion of the license fees paid by stores to increase funding for public safety and enforcement.


It provides more revenues for vital public services without raising taxes... Washington spends over $80 million per year to run unneeded government liquor stores. By getting our state out of the liquor business, 1183 will provide over $400 million in additional funding for schools, health care and public safety over the next six years – without raising our taxes.

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“Budget problems are threatening vital services. 1183 dedicates millions in new revenue for police, fire and emergency services statewide. Now more than ever we need our tax dollars for public services, not state liquor stores.” Kris Holien WA State Professional Firefighter

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City Council continues 2012 budget planning By Kelly Mooore Splash Staff Writer

Proposed salary adjustments cropped up throughout a marathon meeting Tuesday, as the Liberty Lake City Council continued 2012 budget planning with a look at amendments to the preliminary proposal presented Oct. 18 and hearing presentations from department heads. Changes to the original proposal presented by Finance Director RJ Stevenson included an adjustment to the city’s salary schedules. The adjustments affected a handful of staff positions. While salaries stayed the same, Stevenson said some positions on the schedule for certain employees were adjusted to allow room to grow with a higher salary ceiling — in alignment with Association of Washington Cities’ comparable salaries research. Other positions’ salary schedules were amended as corrections for when the step didn’t reflect the city’s standard 2 percent merit increase. The Council decided to further review the salary schedule adjustments at the next

meeting. “Salary schedules are always a hot button topic,” Mayor Pro Tem David Crump said. “Let’s go through each one on a caseby-case basis at the next meeting, with all the comparisons in front of us. It’ll make it simple and clear, and we’ll hammer it out then.” Other presented amendments to the preliminary proposal included a shift in unemployment funds and insurance premiums. The preliminary proposal also suggested lowering the utility tax rate from 6 percent to 3 percent, noting higher than expected sales tax revenue and an increase in Avista rates will keep the reduction in line with the needs of the city. The Council heard the first read of ordinance 188-A to amend the utility tax rate, moving on with the meeting with no discussion on the matter. Department heads also presented 201l accomplishments and goals for 2012 with

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CVHS Sports Roundup Football advances to playoffs The CVHS football team earned a rematch of their regional playoff game with Chiawana High School after defeating Lewis and Clark 31-7 to earn the third and final seed to the 4A football play-offs. The Bears will travel to Pasco on Friday seeking to avenge their 35-7 loss last year. Against Lewis and Clark, the Bears opened up a 24-0 halftime lead behind contributions from all three aspects of their team — the offense, defense and special teams. The defense featured a 92-yard interception return for a touchdown from Adam Chamberlin. The special teams saw Austin Rehkow boot a 52-yard field goal, and the offense got touchdowns from Alex Jacot on a 2-yard run and a 29-yard touchdown pass from Gaven Deyarmin to Dustin Dach. The LC Tigers tried to make it a game with an early touchdown in the third quarter, but the Bears marched right back and got a second short touchdown run from Jacot to post the final margin on the scoreboard. The Bears offense finished the game outgaining their opponents on the ground 172 yards to 36. The defense picked up three turnovers as the Bears closed out the regular season with a 7-2 record.

Soccer plays in districts The CVHS girls soccer team dropped their first round district match with Gonzaga Prep 2-1 and had to settle for playing Mead High School in a seeding game

for regionals (results were unavailable before The Splash went to press). Against Gonzaga Prep the Bears trailed midway through the second half before tying it up on a goal from Savannah Hoekstra. The Bullpups pulled out the win on a late goal in the 78th minute of the game. With the win, Gonzaga Prep earned the number one seed to regionals while the Bears had to settle for either being the second or third seed to the regional matchups with the regional game to be played on Saturday at a time and location to be determined.

Volleyball advances to regional tournament After dropping their first match of the District 8 4A tournament in straight sets to Gonzaga Prep, the Bears bounced back and swept Lewis and Clark to advance to the regional tournament as the third and final seed from the GSL. CV played in a losers-out game on Tuesday versus the number two seed from the Columbia Basin League (results were unknown before The Splash went to press). The Bears’ loss to Gonzaga Prep featured three close sets as the Bullpups won 25-23, 25-23, 25-22. CV was led by Mikayla Ness who had nine kills and three blocks while Delaney Fisher contributed 12 digs and Samantha Block had 16 assists. Against Lewis and Clark it was the Bears turn to win three close sets 2522, 25-20, 25-20. Ness had 12 kills, Tia Pau contributed 27 assists and two aces and Fisher had 15 digs.

Sports Briefs Van Marle wins again Tayo Van Marle won his second consecutive weekly prize after posting a perfect 8-0 record during week eight of Splash Select. Van Marle was one of four contestants who went perfect on the week joining Troy DeLatte, Bob Deno and Laura Miller at the top of the weekly leader board. Since all four tied with a perfect record, the tiebreaker was determined by overall season record in picking college games. Van Marle has an astounding 31-1 record, thus earning the weekly win and $25 gift certificate to True Legends Grill. With the win, Van Marle pulled into a tie for the top spot of

the season long overall record with Mark Johns with matching 54-10 records. The winner of the season long competition earns a $100 cash prize. On the advertising side of the game two contestants, Barry Baker of Baker Construction and Grant Bafus of the Liberty Lake Athletic Club, both went 7-1 on the week. After the tiebreaker was instituted, Baker earned the winner of the week designation. Bafus moved into sole possession of the season long competition with a record of 49-15 which is one game better than Perry Vinson of True Legends Grill.

Scoreboard Football GSL Standings Team Mead Ferris Central Valley Lewis and Clark Gonzaga Prep University Mt. Spokane

League Overall 8-1 8-1 8-1 8-1 7-2 7-2 6-3 6-3 5-4 5-4 5-4 5-4 3-6 3-6

The Central Valley High School boys and girls cross country teams are both headed to state next week in Pasco, Wash. Pictured are (top row) Isaac Seward, Drew Brown, Jonah Spencer, Jared Seckel, Logan Giese, Matt Hommel, Corey Hunter; (bottom row) Kiah Condos, Alexandria Moore, Rachel Casey, Skye Sanders, Leah Amsden, Courtney Owens, Chantelle Fitting and Jaime Lambie.

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Cheer 1: Central Valley Boys Cross Country Team The CV boys cross country team bounced back from a losing league record in the regular season to finishing in third place at the regional cross country meet and qualifying for the state tournament. The boys had five runners finish between 15th and 25th place led by Corey Hunter and followed by Drew Brown, Isaac Seward, Logan Giese and Matt Hommel. Jared Seckel and Jonah Spencer rounded out the Bears finishers who are headed to the state meet.

Cheer 2: Central Valley Girls Cross Country Team The CV girls cross country team qualified for the state tournament by finishing

in third place during at the regional cross country meet ran last weekend. The balanced attack from the girls team featured all seven of their runners crossing the tape between eighth and 32nd place. Alex Moore finished in eighth followed by Skye Sanders, Kiah Condos, Courtney Owens, Rachel Casey, Leah Amsden and Molly Barnhart.

Cheer 3: Liberty Lake Lions Football The Lions, a Pop Warner Tiny Mites football team made up of some Liberty Lake players, recently finished their season 7-0 and won the Greater Spokane League title for their age bracket. Coached by Liberty Lake resident Ben Abshire, the Lions defeated the second place Packers team 30-0 to wrap up the title.

Members of the Lions Tiny Mites include Luke Abshire, Zachary Abshire, Adden Anderson, Gage Bucher, Connor Bucknell, Grayson Danekas, Hayden Dodson, Ryan Griego, Colby Hair, Ethan Hair, Ryan Honaker, Toby Kast, Brandon Moore, Orlando (Jayshon) Moore, Jack Rodgers, Payton Schuller, Deakon Sell, Isaiah Shaw, Gavin Shoemaker, Andrew Spackman, Joseph Vanderpool, Ethan Wilson and Lawson Young. (Liberty Lake residents highlighted in bold.) Submitted photo

Ben Abshire, head coach of the Lions Pop Warner football team, speaks to his players during a recent game in Liberty Lake. Made up of boys ages 5 to 7, the team went 7-0 during the season and won the league title for their age group.

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her job at a local restaurant, and longtime friends from home. “I don’t think I would have recovered to this extent at all if I didn’t have so much love and support from so many people,” Sharpe said. “The first week I was at Harbor View, my brother started a Facebook event page called ‘please pray for my sister,’ and in the first couple weeks, he had almost 3,000 people attending. I don’t know 3,000 people!” Her first milestone along the road to recovery was sitting up. About three weeks after the accident, a team of nurses took about five minutes moving her to the edge of her bed. “It’s one thing to be sitting up in a hospital bed, another to be erect on the side of the bed,” Sharpe said. “The first time we tried that, it was really hard. …When you haven’t sat up like that in so long, you get dizzy, you get really nauseous.” She said she was able to sit up for a full woozy minute the first try, and she said that was one of her best memories at Harbor View Medical Center. Her next milestone was leaving.

Knowing one’s own strength Liberty Lake woman shares lessons learned on steep road to recovery By Kelly Moore Splash Staff Writer

Jessica Sharpe, Liberty Lake resident and Eastern Washington University student, was headed westbound on Interstate 90 April 24 after dropping off an Easter dinner to her friend, when another vehicle crossed traffic with his lights off and collided with her at an estimated 120 mph. The vehicle’s 73-year-old driver died. Six months later, Sharpe is alive and continuing to improve, having endured 17 broken bones mended by seven rods, seven plates, 36 screws, two pins, two skin grafts and 13 surgeries. And she just wrapped midterms at school with a smile. “Your attitude is everything,” smiled Sharpe, now 20. “Not to sound like one of those posters you saw on your teacher’s wall in first grade, but honestly, it’s not a matter of whether you can or can’t do something. It’s a matter of will. It’s will you or won’t you. As people, we are so powerful … all the strength that you need is just right there inside you. You just have to find it.” Along her road to recovery, Sharpe has survived with a smile, a sense of humor and unwavering support from family and friends. “I don’t see myself as being that special,” Sharpe said. “I feel like it happened to someone else. What happened is special. It’s amazing. It’s incredible. But I still feel like it happened to somebody else. It’s hard for me to accept that it actually happened to me.”

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Six months after a near-fatal car accident, the scars on Jessica Sharpe’s arms show where acid burns required skin grafting. in bed those first weeks in the hospital,” Sharpe said. “I knew I could be really angry and really heartbroken and upset. I could be emotional, and that’s OK, because that’s a normal response. … But I also knew that if I was to fall into that sort of mindset, that it wouldn’t do any physical good or any good for my mental healing, my emotional healing or my spiritual healing.” She laughed when qualifying her statement; “Of course, I was on a lot of medicine at the time. …” Still, in all seriousness, she admits the decision to be strong was sound and deliberate. Sharpe explained her keen awareness of the ripple effect her injuries had caused, saying it didn’t just affect her, but everyone around her as well. Her parents took off work — her mom at her side the full 35 days in Seattle — and the emotional impact to just about everyone she knew was undeniable. “So many people were so broken from

what happened, that I also felt like somebody had to be strong,” Sharpe said. “I feel like it helped their thoughts on the outcome of this, because if I was hopeful and I had good faith about what was happening to me, then they would, too. I just kept my chin up.” Those thoughts might be the clearest from her 35-day stint at Harbor View Medical Center. Her first week was spent in a medically induced sleep. Once she awoke, she said the days were a blur of familiar faces, surgeries and nurses. Her list of injuries included 17 broken bones — all pieced back together with plates, screws, pins and rods — and chemical burns to her arms. Her pelvis was shattered in five places, and doctors stressed the importance of putting absolutely no weight on it for 90 days. During that time, she also underwent a surgery to remove a three-inch deep section of her thigh. She now affectionately calls the wound her shark bite. She recalled her long list of visitors: her brother, extended family, managers from

“Getting to leave Harbor View was huge,” Sharpe said. “I was so excited. I had just been there so long, and I missed my family so much. I missed home. I missed my dogs.” A severe thigh wound is what drew out Sharpe’s stay at the hospital. Once doctors were able to determine exactly how to operate, she waited about three weeks before being able to transfer to a skilled nursing facility for wound care. “No one would take me in,” Sharpe said. “We applied to a bunch of places and just kept getting denied.” She laughed, explaining how her rap sheet of injuries scared away most facilities until she was finally able to move to Providence St. Joseph Care Center in Spokane. “On paper, I sound horrible,” Sharpe said. “I mean, when you hear all the breaks, all the appliances I have, all the surgeries, no one knows what to expect. It takes up a couple sheets of paper.” She said riding in the ambulance to St. Joe was her first time in a vehicle since the accident and she was a little nervous, but not worried, and she slept almost the whole way. The next day she was able to sit in a wheelchair. “I hadn’t had that before,” Sharpe explained. “I hadn’t been able to sit up at all. To be able to transfer myself into a wheelchair was awesome. I sat up for 30 minutes, and it was great. I had never been able to sit for that long without some sort of discomfort, so that was just amazing.” Still unable to put weight on her pelvis

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at the nursing home, Sharpe rehabbed a broken arm and torn rotator cuff playing lots of Wii games. Nurses attended to the wound on her thigh and a fracture blister on her ankle until she was able to transfer to home health care.

Learning to walk again “Doctors told me I would really have to give my pelvis the full 90 days before you do any weight bearing,” Sharpe said. “I couldn’t move my legs during that time. I had to learn to transfer myself off of a couch using only my arms — no leg movement from chairs or to bed. It was tough, but I had really buff arms for a while.” Sharpe was still mostly immobile when she transferred to home health care. That changed July 6, when she went in for post-op X-rays. “I can see the X-rays as soon as I go back into the room because they’re posted up on the computer. I’m just sitting there disappointed because none of my bones have healed,” Sharpe said. Sharpe waited, dreading the doctor’s news, fearing a lack of progress would keep her immobile longer than planned. Although her company tried to stay positive, Sharpe said she knew where to look for new bone growth, and it wasn’t there. “The first thing the doctor did when she walked into the room is she said, ‘stand up,’” Sharpe said smiling. “I was like, ‘Who is she talking to?’ … I was blubbering like a fool, saying, ‘I can’t stand up. What do you mean? I’ve never tried.’ She just said ‘that wasn’t a question.’” On her second try Sharpe managed a wobbly stance, her first time on two feet since Easter. “I started crying,” Sharpe said. “My friend who was with me started taking a bunch of pictures, and my mom and I started crying. I’d been told for so long, ‘You can’t do that, you can’t do that.’ When you finally get to do that — and do that early — it was the greatest thing.” That night she used a walker to walk 18 feet to the bathroom, and she laughs now about how it took her half an hour. Soon after that night, she went in for four days of inpatient physical therapy. From there she drove herself home. “Everybody was asking, ‘aren’t you nervous?’” Sharpe said, smiling. “No, I’m ready to drive!”

The road ahead Sharpe said her walking has improved vastly just in the last month. “I went from literally waddling to having just a little gimp,” Sharpe said. “Most of that has been retraining my muscles and building strength.”

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cover story “I have a story to share for a reason, to maybe inspire somebody that they can get through hard times. Things will go on and things will get better. They might get worse before they get better, but they’ll get better.” — jessica sharpe

Still, she’s not out of the woods yet. Another surgery scheduled for December will remove a pin from her foot. Once that’s gone, she said she’ll be happy to wear heels again. In the meantime, she wrapped up midterms at school. She made the decision to enroll for classes again in August, and the university scrambled to adjust her financial aid and provide grants to keep tuition and book expenses covered for the year. “I would’ve gone nuts if I’d stayed out of school and work for a year,” Sharpe laughed. “I know I’m not able to work yet because it’s still hard for me to spend long periods of time on my feet, but I can go to school. I can be sitting in a classroom. Even if I was still in a wheelchair, I could be sitting in a classroom. I’m so glad that everything is finally reopening to me. I’m just finally getting back to something normal.” She said she’s emerged with a new perspective on life, with more attention paid to the little things. “Life is great because I’m alive,” Sharpe said laughing. “I’m breathing still, that’s the greatest part. But I see life almost in a different light now. … There’s so many things that we let overwhelm us or get us down or stress us out, but there’s so much to be thankful for that we often ignore. It’s easy for us to ignore because things get crazy. We get distracted easily, but this has taught me to cherish the little things so much more than I ever have.” Not surprisingly, she said she also learned to always drive safe. “Whether it’s your fault or not, you honestly never know when something like that will happen,” Sharpe said. “Every time I say goodbye to someone, I always say drive safe. Or walk safe. Life happens and you honestly never know what it’s going to bring.” In school, she’s working toward admittance to a nursing program — a goal she had long before her accident. “I have a whole new perspective of what it’s like to be on the other end,” Sharpe said. “I also feel like I have a story to tell people there’s a reason why things happen. I have a story to share for a reason, to maybe inspire somebody that they can get through hard times. Things will go on and things will get better. They might get worse before they get better, but they’ll get better.”

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Because it’s where all her weight is supported, and it was shattered in five places, doctors told Sharpe she’d have to wait it the full 90 days after her pelvic surgery to do any weight bearing. With patience and speedy healing, she was able to safely stand ahead of schedule 67 days after her car accident.

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Above: Jessica Sharpe spent 35 days at Harbor View Medical Center in Seattle, where she underwent 13 surgeries and two skin grafts. Left: After about three weeks in the hospital, Sharpe was able to sit up unassisted for the first time. Here she poses with her mom Shelley Sharpe and a favorite nurse.

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and Korea. We went to California for a big college meet where we did an exhibition race, and then we’re headed to Mexico in a couple weeks. Q: What races do you compete in? A: When I first started on the St. Luke’s team, I did pretty much every sport available. I competed in everything from 100 to 5,000 meters as well as the shot put, discus and javelin. I also did table tennis, archery and 3-on3 basketball. But now I only do the 100, 200, 400 and 800 meter races. Racers are grouped by age and classification.

A: I’m really good at the 400. My best time is 59.65 (seconds). The IPC has their own standards, which are actually lower than the American standards (to qualify for the team). To put it in perspective, the lowest national standard is 58 seconds, so I’m about a second and a half off in the 400. But I did really well on the 800 in Korea with a time of 1:55.43. I’m only .43 seconds off the standard in the 800. I have to reach it prior to the committee deciding the team for London, which should be in June. Q: Is it true you’ve been on the St. Luke’s team since you

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were 7 years old? A: When I was younger, St. Luke’s and Shriners offered something called “Sports Day,” where they gave people with disabilities a chance to try sports. Teresa Skinner, who is my coach, works very hard to get anyone with a limp or in a wheelchair involved with something. Apparently she worked on my parents for months before she talked them into taking me to a practice. I started with basketball and then tried track and stuck with it. A lot of people feel bad for me, but I never walked so it has never bothered me much. I was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma (a form of cancer) when I was 6 months old. It normally attacks your vital organs, but it attacked my spine. That was actually a good thing because otherwise I wouldn’t be here. Q: Do you have to cover your costs of traveling to competitions? A: We fundraise and we budget for those. St. Luke’s Rehab is the main people we go through. They pay for part of our airfare and hotel stays, but there are parts we are supposed to pitch in. We do a pushathon where we get sponsors and then go around track to see how many laps we can get. This last year we sent out letters to family members and friends. We sell coffee. My coach’s brother does organic coffee so we do a booth

at Bloomsday where we sell our own special blend with our faces on it. Q: What’s your training schedule like? A: I train six days a week for around two hours, and we usually get Sundays off. Certain days we do two-a-days. I go to the gym at Anytime Fitness in Liberty Lake. People donate space for our team to use. We switch between West Valley High School and Spokane Falls Community College. We swim at Whitworth College. Q: How would you describe your relationships with your teammates? A: We’re like brothers and sisters pretty much. One of my best friends, Chelsea McClammer, is on the team so we go to a lot of the elite meets together. People call us the Bobbsey Twins. She lives in Richland, but she tries to come up here once a week to train with us. Austin Pruitt (another CV student and para-athlete) and I have trained together since ninth grade. We carpool to practices some since we live 5 minutes from each other. For school track, it’s easier because he and I can work together after school. Q: What has been your proudest moment in racing so far? A: Probably being selected

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to go to Korea. I didn’t apply to go; they asked for me. That was amazing. The IPC decided to do two exhibition races in Korea at the world track and field championships, so I was one of eight girls selected to go and compete in the 800-meter race. I was very excited. I couldn’t believe they asked me. Q: What was it like to complete there? A: Korea was the most amazing experience in my life. No Paralympic track meet could compare to an able-bodied track meet. We got to compete in a stadium instead of a track in the middle of nowhere. You’re under the lights and there are thousands of people cheering for you, even though they don’t know who you are. When I went in the stands later that night in my Team USA uniform, people came up and asked for my autograph. Not very many people know about Paralympics. People don’t understand how elite it is, the caliber of the competition. They think it’s like the Special Olympics, but it’s not. A lot of people are jealous of my opportunities, but I don’t think my training or anything is different (from ablebodied athletes). We’re working just as hard or harder than anyone else out there. Q: What are your ambitions for the future? A: There are two universities that have wheelchair track programs, so I’m probably going to University of Illinois. After getting my bachelors degree in the school of media there, I might go to a specialty school in California. I think I would enjoy doing something in the music field. I would like to either be a producer at a record label or work at a radio station as a DJ. But first I want to make the 2012 Paralympic team and medal in London. That would be awesome.


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In Biz Itron makes cuts Liberty Lake-based Itron announced Oct. 26 plans to close or consolidate about one third of its 31 manufacturing facilities and to reduce its global workforce by 7.5 percent to affect 750 full-time employees. Over the next 15 to 18 months, six manufacturing facilities will be closed or sold and operations at several other facilities will be reduced, a press release said. “This is a difficult but necessary decision that will better position Itron to succeed in today’s increasingly competitive market and create value for stockholders,” Itron President and CEO LeRoy Nosbaum said in the release. “Our operating needs have changed, but this is in no way due to the outstanding efforts of Itron’s employees.” The cuts will reportedly save the business $30 million annually. In a separate press release made on the same day, Itron also announced that its Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of up to $100 million of Itron common stock during the next 12 months.

Allsport receives award AllSport Polaris, 19505 E. Broadway Ave., recently announced its dealership received the prestigious High Output CSI award from Yamaha Motor Corporation USA at

the company’s annual dealer meeting. “We are pleased to recognize AllSport Polaris with one of our top honors, as they have demonstrated an exceptional focus on the needs of customers and met high benchmarks with regards to retail sales,” National Sales Manager for Yamaha’s WaterCraft Group Mike VanWagenen said in a press release. The award is bestowed on a handful of dealers throughout Yamaha’s national dealer network each year. Yamaha recognized AllSport Polaris for their dedication to retail sales, customer service and representation of Yamaha boats and WaveRunners in a first-class manner, the press release said.

Dermatologist expands practice Starting Nov. 11, Dr. Stephen Craig, chief medical officer at North Idaho Dermatology, will expand his practice into a Liberty Lake office at 2207 N. Molter Road, suite 101-B. Craig first branched into Liberty Lake in late June with a satellite office in the shared Medicine Man Pharmacy and Family Medicine Liberty Lake space. “As we’ve grown and our demand has picked up, it’s made more sense for us to have our own office,” Office Administrator Tyler Sorenson said. “Our schedules were


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He earned his doctorate at the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Ore. He said he moved to Liberty Lake from western New York, where he was in practice for 7 years, to practice as a primary-care physician. He is also a licensed acupuncturist. Hallowitz said he has a special interest in treating gastro-intestinal issues like Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel disease and ulcerative colitis. He said he also enjoys working with children. In addition to working with patients in Liberty Lake, Hallowitz splits his time to offer services at Pilgrim’s Market in Coeur d’Alene.

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Join the Friends of Pavillion Park for a night of fine dining, dancing, and fun At The Davenport Hotel | Saturday, December 3rd, 2011| 5:00 pm until Midnight This event benefits FOPP in its continued effort to support the concerts, movies, and activities that take place throughout the Liberty Lake community every summer. For more information or to purchase tickets,visit our website at Reservations are limited and will be accommodated on a first come first served basis

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Share your snapshots for The Splash’s photo page. E-mail editor@ with scenes from around town, community events and Splash Travels.

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Jaylee Knoll, CVKC Principal Sasha Deyarmin and Gavin Shoemaker enjoy a pumpkin activity in Laura Gottberg’s all-day kindergarten class. Classes at the Central Valley Kindergarten Center held harvest parties on Oct. 28. Below: Connor Bucknell, Nathan Holmquist and Kaden Jones work with play dough during a party last Friday in Laura Gottberg’s all-day kindergarten class.

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Jennifer Ophardt captured Elizabeth Ophardt, Grace Nall and Rebecca Ophardt dressed up and ready to celebrate Halloween.

A hands-on civics lesson

Alice Cart (above) and Cheryl Haderlie (left) show that it’s not just the little ones who get in the Halloween spirit. Suzi Walden took these shots during the Senior Lunch at City Hall on Monday.

Celebrating 10 years in Liberty Lake

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Liberty Lake mayoral candidates Josh Beckett and Steve Peterson answer questions from fifth graders at Liberty Lake Elementary School last week. Students asked questions ranging from the duties of a mayor and their priorities if elected to the candidates’ favorite candy and what they enjoyed doing in their spare time.

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Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy celebrated its 10-year local anniversary last week with an evening of friends, wine, appetizers and live music at the Liberty Lake location, 23505 E. Appleway Ave. The Liberty Lake clinic was founded in 2001 with a team of expert physical therapists that includes board certified orthopedic specialists and an orthopedic fellow.


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STONEHOUSE PARK AND hotel Description Located on the southwest side of Liberty Lake, the Stonehouse was known as a destination for “Spokane’s social elite.”

Dates of operation 1921-1925


Charles Stillwell, who also owned Dreamwood Bay Resort and Liberty Lake Park at different times.

What’s there today?

Pine Terrace residential neighborhood

Did you know?

• Prior to Stonehouse Park, this property was the site of the Pine Grove Park owned by W.D. Nixon, who also ran a launch service on the lake.

Photo courtesy of liberty lake historical society

During its relatively brief existence before being destroyed in a fire, the Stonehouse Park and Hotel gained notoriety in part for its roomy and distinctive architecture, as the interior shots at left attest.

• Sometime after the Stonehouse burnt, another resort called Wildwood was built on the property. That resort was consumed in the 1939 fire that threatened the Liberty Lake community and destroyed thousands of timbered acres. • The bathhouse added in 1923 was built upon a barge. When the Stonehouse burnt, the bathhouse was floated to the beach at Dreamwood Bay and used there for many years.

Stonehouse was site to kick up heels, ‘speak easy’ By Ross Schneidmiller Liberty Lake Historical Society

Prohibition in the United States was a national ban on the sale, manufacture and transportation of alcohol. The ban was mandated by the 18th Amendment to the Constitution. When the nation went dry on Jan. 16, 1920, a host of new industries sprang up, illegal as they were. The “saloon” gave way to the “speakeasy.” A speakeasy was an establishment that illegally sold alcoholic beverages. A theory is that the term was simply derived from a patron’s manner of ordering alcohol without raising suspicion — bartenders would tell patrons to be quiet and “speak easy.” The Stonehouse at Liberty Lake was said to be one. Dutch Groshoff, the longtime Spokane bandleader, described it as a place “where Spokane’s social elite could come and kick up their heels, but it would not be reported in the Sunday Society column.” When this author asked Dutch in a 1986 interview near his 85th birthday, “Who were some of those social elite?” he looked at me in disgust and replied, “Young man, we have a Code of Honor!” When Dutch was about 20 years old, he and a small band played for patrons in the dance hall there. They would ride the train to Liberty Lake Park and rent a boat. With their instruments in hand, they would row the 2 miles to Stonehouse Park at the south end of the lake. The Stonehouse, opening to patrons in 1921, was advertised as a resort for “Ladies and Gentlemen” who were “seeking a respite from the city’s grind, looking for ideal rest, recreation and good cheer for mind and body.” It was built within a grove of scented pines on a low bluff overlook-

from the Libert y L ake historicaL society

Neyland’s Grove Wayside Resort Ted Weeks • Sandy Beach Resort Sig’s Resort MacKenzie Hotel

Dreamwood Bay Resort Stonehouse Park and Hotel January: February: March: april: May: June: July: august:

septeMber: OctOber: nOveMber: DeceMber:

The Zephyr Kalez Park George Libby’s Boys’ Camp

Sandy Beach Resort Sig’s Resort Dreamwood Bay Resort The Zephyr Kalez Park George Libby’s Boys’ Camp Neyland’s Grove Wayside Resort Ted Weeks Resort MacKenzie Hotel Stonehouse Park and Hotel Liberty Lake Park

The Resort Project is a series of 12 articles that will run the first issue of every month in 2011. For more on the series and LLHS, see pages 132-133 of the 2011 Liberty Lake Community Directory.

ing the lake. The architecture was roomy and artistic with a craftsman flair, and it was admirably fitted to the surroundings. It contained a spacious, well-ventilated dance hall with a spring maple floor. The dining room had wall sconces and a ceiling of lattice upon which garlands of maple leaves flowed. The tables were covered in white linens, bone china, crystal goblets and silver flatware for place settings upon which was served the best in home-

cooked dinners. There was a Stone Room and Roof Garden for lounging, dancing and viewing the surrounding country. Naming it the Stonehouse was very appropriate, as stone was used throughout the structure as well as stone walls lining the entry and framing the yard. In 1923, a new bathhouse was added with fresh water showers. Bathing garments could be obtained at a very small cost. For fishing and boating recreation, a fleet of nonsinkable rowboats were available. The Stonehouse continued to expand and in 1924 added lodging. The rooftop’s garden was replaced with a floor of beautifully furnished rooms. The Stonehouse claimed to be the most “up-to-the-minute resort and hotel in the west.” Along with lodging, owners added 15 saddle horses that would make regular trips to Mica Peak. Those horse trips must have been interesting, as those hills harbored some of the largest moonshine operations in the area. Their product, “Mica Moon,” was probably served at the Stonehouse — so maybe it was like staying at the Marcus Whitman Hotel in Walla Walla and going on a winery tour! When you came to the Stonehouse, you expected to be entertained. Ruth Collard’s husband, William, played in a house band at the Stonehouse. She shared in a 1980s oral history interview how he and other band members were put up in a bunkhouse and were on call 24/7. “If a gentleman and his date showed up in the middle of the night to dance, they would wake up the band to play for the couple,” she said. Mary Lou Petty-Skok’s family cabin was near the Stonehouse. She remembers it as a place that did not want any kids around.

That was fine, because with its reputation, her parents did not want them to go near it! Mary Lou’s recollection is that the Stonehouse burnt down around 1925, but she has no knowledge of the circumstances around it. Even though it burnt at the peak of its popularity, Charles Stillwell, who also owned Dreamwood Bay Resort, never rebuilt it. Whether his purchase of Liberty Lake Park in 1926 impacted this, we do not know. Ross Schneidmiller is president of the Liberty Lake Historical Society and a lifetime resident of the community.

Support LL history with purchase of framable postcard The Liberty Lake Historical Society is selling copies of this 1907 postcard as a fundraiser for its historical markers project. The enlarged, matted postcard fits into a 16x20 frame. It features a beach scene and bath house at the Wicomico Inn (located approximately where Liberty Drive and Lilac Lane meet today). The cost is $30. To purchase, e-mail


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Letters to the Editor Proposition 1 would position most qualified person to lead “Strong mayor?” That is incredibly deceptive. How can a part-time person handle all the duties and responsibilities of a growing city like Liberty Lake? Our structure allows only for a “weak mayor.” Our present mayor works a full-time job and still dedicates more than 30 hours a week to her position as mayor. Such dedication is not to be expected. We were lucky this time. But imagine this: A mayoral election that is uncontested with only one candidate. What if that candidate is lazy, uncommitted or involved in some criminal activity? Our options become drastically limited. We as a city would be stuck

with this person for four full years. Contrast this with the council-manager form of government. Our elected council reviews the qualifications of city manager candidates and hires a full-time professional. If there is a problem with this professional, the council may, at its discretion, fire the manager immediately. We can’t afford to risk our city’s $12 million (and growing) budget on a gamble that a qualified, conscientious person will run for mayor each election. We need a professional who has been thoroughly vetted by our elected officials to run the dayto-day operations of Liberty Lake. Please vote “yes” on Proposition 1.

Kathleen Hansen Liberty Lake

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departmental budget proposals. Library Director Pamela Mogen presented a total library budget of $365,121, up 5 percent from 2011. Library salaries and wages were up 6 percent to $196,175. The jump reflects the inclusion of a media specialist to accommodate for the IT services needed on a day-to-day basis. This will replace one of the previous clerk positions. Police Chief Brian Asmus presented a proposed departmental budget of $1,353,781 — a 3 percent increase from 2011. The increase reflects shifting an officer hired in 2007 from an entry-level policeman to a more experienced officer’s pay scale. The change adjusts his hourly rate from $20.71 to $24.46.

Be sure to vote You can change the world one vote at a time. Be informed. Study the voter guide and other pertinent information. Complete your ballot. Deposit your ballot in designated ballot boxes by 8 p.m. Tuesday or mail it by that date. If you don’t vote, you have no voice and no complaints.

Jean M. Lowry-Goderre

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Peterson’s leadership ability has grown alongside community As a south of Sprague resident, I do not vote in the Liberty Lake mayoral election. I have been a resident here for some 40 years and seen many major changes take

Changes in the community development budget presented by Community Development Director Doug Smith reflected an adjustment to increase the planning and building services manager’s salary by $8,000. The proposal also included a new facilities technician and the addition of a full-time project planner in the planning and building services department. In other business: • Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service (SCRAPS) Animal Protection Director Nancy Hill presented an update on the service’s 2012 budget. She estimated the city’s 2012 costs for SCRAPS would amount to $12,115. • A workshop discussion regarding recommendations from the planning commission to amend the city development code and river. The proposed amendments addressed parking lot landscaping and signage issues.

place. One of them was, of course, the incorporation of the city.

ments regarding the direction of the city and the upcoming election.

At its inception, Steve Peterson seemed to have an aggressive managerial style that did not seem to match well with the region. As time went by, however, I watched him become a capable leader and develop a more inclusive, consensus-building approach.

1. As our first mayor, Steve Peterson did an excellent job establishing Liberty Lake as a new city and charting a course for controlled growth, fiscal responsibility and community pride.

Whatever the residents choose to select as their style of government, I believe Steve Peterson would be an able leader.

Paul Shields Liberty Lake

Peterson has proven track record

2. Since Steve Peterson has been absent, the city has lost direction and lacks the proper leadership for the future. 3. If Josh Beckett can’t manage his own personal finances, he sure isn’t qualified to run the city’s. Vote for proven leadership. Vote for Steve Peterson.

Wayne Durnin

I would like to make a few direct com-

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Officers were able to get a description of the vehicle that the suspect was driving. At 3:30 p.m., officers observed the suspect’s vehicle in the parking lot of the complex. The suspect was contacted at the apartment and taken into custody for the warrant. When questioned about the burglary, the suspect admitted to going into the apartment and taking the pills in order to sell them. The suspect also admitted to taking the digital camera. The suspect was booked into jail and a copy of the incident was sent to his probation officer in Idaho.

Calls for service Alarm 1 Domestic violence 1

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Drug possession 1 DUI 1 Fraud, impersonation 1 Juvenile problem 1 Suspicious person 2 Traffic accident 1 Traffic offense 1 Vehicle prowl 1

Citations Licenses and plates required 1 Driving while license suspended 1 Liability insurance 2 Defective muffler 1 Failure to stop at stop sign 1 Speeding 6 Possession of marijuana 1 Possession of drug paraphernalia 1

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LLSWD manager chairs international symposium By Kelly Moore

Splash Staff Writer

The 31st International Symposium of the North American Lake Management Society (NALMS), a three-day convention joining scientific and environmental minds from around the globe for collaboration, wrapped at the Spokane Convention Center Oct. 28 with a theme of Diverse and Sustainable Lake Management. Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District Lake Protection Manager and Water Resource Manager BiJay Adams led the event organization as the symposium chairperson. As part of the symposium, Adams orga-

nized an east Spokane County lake restoration tour, in which international lake management representatives visited Newman Lake and Liberty Lake. The latter portion focused on LLSWD’s “multifaceted $14.8 million restoration effort” of Liberty Lake since 1973, according to a description of the tour. The tour wrapped at the Saltese Flats, where leaders explained major design features of the wetland restoration project, including improving wildlife habitat and providing for public access. Adams said the event marked the first year NALMS has come to Spokane, and the first in almost 20 years that NALMS has come to the northwest United States region.

Obituary Ethel A. Finnemen-Carlson Jan. 18, 1918 - Oct. 23, 2011 Ethel A. FinnemenCarlson, short-time resident of Coeur d’Alene and long- time resident of Liberty Lake, passed away on Oct. 23, 2011. Ethel was born on Jan. 18, 1918, in Golva, N.D., during a blizzard where the water froze in the sink. She lived through destroyed crops in 1925 and the depression of the 1930s Stock Market crash. Ethel rode horseback six miles just to get to high school. She worked in a bank in Golva after school and then the Soil Conservation Office in Beach, N.D. Once she married Andrew H. Finneman,

she settled down as homemaker to raise four children, Andrew C. Finneman , Jr., Sharon Emery, Janice Keener and John Finneman (deceased). Upon the passing of Andrew, Ethel remarried to Lyle Carlson of Bonners Ferry. Ethel is survived by her sister, Florence Bryant; brother, Roland Raisler; three children; seven grandchildren and 12 greatgrandchildren. Ethel loved fishing and, even more so, singing. Anyone who knew her will remember her desire to sing. Even the song of birds outside would thrill her. She also loved to entertain and cook for anyone that came to the door. Ethel volunteered at Liberty Lake Elementary School, SCOPE and the Liberty Lake Beach Combers Garden Club. A memorial Service will be held 11 a.m. Nov. 5 at St. Joseph’s Church, 4521 No. Arden Road in Otis Orchards.

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Schools plan to connect with community Events intended to spark district report card dialogue From staff reports

The Central Valley School District has planned seven “Community Connections” events designed to educate business leaders, elected officials, parents and interested residents about Central Valley schools. “We are looking forward to reporting our progress toward meeting the goals of the district’s Strategic Plan through our new 2011 District Report Card,” Superintendent Ben Small said in a press release. “Each Community Connections event will include a short overview of the report card and create an opportunity for dialogue with our community leaders.” Each school will spotlight key programs and innovative strategies used to engage students in learning and support student achievement during the 1.5-hour events. Student-led tours will give visi-

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tors a first-hand look inside Central Valley schools. Beginning next week, interested community members are encouraged to attend one or more Community Connections events at the following schools: • Opportunity Elementary — Community Partnerships, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 7 • Barker High School — Nontraditional Options in Education, 7:30 to 9 a.m. Nov. 8 • University High School — Engineering and Student Leadership, 7:30 to 9 a.m. Nov. 9 • Liberty Lake Elementary — Pathways and Partners in Learning, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 14 • Central Valley High School — Biomedical Sciences and Community Service, 7:30 to 9 a.m. Nov. 15 • Evergreen Middle School — Transitions, Engagement and Learning Interventions, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 16 • North Pines Middle School — Financial Literacy and Gateway to Technology, 7:30 to 9 a.m. Nov. 21 A detailed schedule is available at Space is limited and reservations are strongly recommended by calling 228-5400.

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EVENTS ‘Fall Scenes’ kid’s/teens /adult art workshop in oil or acrylics ($35) from 1-3:30pm, Saturday, Nov 12. Call 255-9600 or go to ‘Paint your own Pet!’ Kid’s art workshop (ages 5+) in acrylic or watercolor. 10-12:30 ($28). Friday, Nov 11. Call The Art Chalet at 255-9600 or go to www.theartchalet. com. Cruiser’s Stateline, Idaho. Karaoke this Thursday at 7pm. Great food! Band on Sat. Oct 5th at 7pm. Most fun ever!

JAZZ AT THE JACC Leon Atkinson in concert at The Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center in Post Falls 11/11/11 from 7:30pm. $20 regular and $15 student. Call 208-457-8950 for tickets. Don’t miss this intimate jazz guitar concert.

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LOST & FOUND Missing: Caviness oar with red handle and oar lock. Lost in lake. Call Judy Black 220-6804. Old, blind, senile, short and blonde terrier lost on Liberty Drive Friday. 954-3829

MISC. FOR SALE APOLLO HOT TUB Just in time for winter. Like new. Apollo Explorer hot tub in excellent condition. 5 person, with vinyl siding, and cover with lift. $2900 OBO, 255-6733.

PETS New baby, jealous cat. Orange male declawed neutered indoor cat needs quiet home. Please help, 714-4393.

Twisp Cafe in Liberty Lake is for sale. This is almost the cafés 2nd year and has a established customer base, steady sales and a great reputation. Business is ready for new owners to take over. The café comes with equipment, full espresso bar, beer and wine license, trained employees and inventory. Email: twispcafe@

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REAL ESTATE Great MFH in Sandy Beach! 3-bed/2-bath MFH in this coveted 55+ Liberty Lake community. GFA/CAC, all updated. Huge master suite w/ private deck. Views! Beach access and boat slip. Amazing value at $99,500! Bonnie, 868-4755.

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Index of advertisers Delivered free to every business and residence in the greater Liberty Lake area, The Splash is possible because of its advertisers. Following are the local advertisers in this week’s Splash. Please consider them when offering your patronage. Affordable Northwest 7 Anytime Fitness 8 Boomer’s Classic Rock Bar & Grill 9 Cabela’s Insert Camp Fire USA - Cars for Charity 11 Chamberlain, Dr. Dan 17 City of Liberty Lake - Library 11 Clark’s Tire & Automotive 3 Committee for Better Government 6 Committee for Better Government 8 Committee for Better Government 11 Committee for Better Government 21 Essentials Medi Spa 2 Family Medicine LL/Medicine Man Pharmacy 5 Friends of Pavillion Park 17

Good Samaritan Society Spokane Valley 21 Inland Empire Dermatology 5 Joel’s Lawnmower Repair 9 John L. Scott Real Estate - Pam Fredrick 6 Liberty Lake Orthodontics 3 Liberty Lake Sewer & Water District 4 MeadowWood HOA 9 Mike Padden For State Senate Insert North Idaho Dermatology - Stephen Craig MD 7 Northern Quest Resort & Casino 24 Numerica Credit Union 9 Peterson, Steve 5 Salvation Army Insert Sayre and Sayre 16 Spokane Chiefs 16

Spokane Valley Cosmetic Laser Center 16 Sterling Savings Bank 6 Stevens Naturopathic Center 11 The Mat 7 Therapeutic Associates 2 Therapeutic Moon Massage 9 Tickle My Pets Sitting 11 Twisp 9 Twisp 11 Valley Hospital & Medical Center 3 Valley Hospital & Medical Center 24 Washington Restaurant Association 5 Windermere - Marilyn Dhaenens 8 YES on 1183 10

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SNOWBLOWER TUNEUPS/REPAIR Tune-ups and repairing all brands of snow blowers. Factory Trained Technician with over 18 years of experience. Licensed and insured. Pickup and delivery available. Call Joel’s Lawnmower Repair at 924-5396. YOU’VE GOT IT “MAID” Licensed, bonded & insured. I am honest, reliable and take pride in what I do. I have great references and competitive rates. Please call Gail, 509-385-1008.

STATEWIDE REACH 2.7 MILLION READERS: The Splash participates in a statewide classified ad program that allows classified advertisers to submit ads for publication in more than 130 community publications throughout Washington. $255 buys 1,180,746 circulation and 2,715,700 readers. For more information, contact Josh Johnson at 242-7752 or


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DID YOU USE the osteoporosis drug Fosamax (Aledronate)? If you experienced a femur fracture (upper leg) you may be entitled to compensation. Contact Attorney Charles Johnson, 1-800-535-5727.


TRUCK DRIVERS - Company - lease - Work for us or let us work for you! Unbeatable career opportunities. Trainee, Company driver. Lease Operators earn up to $51K. Lease Trainers earn up to $80K, 877-369-7105,


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LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING ON THE PROPOSED 2011 CITY DEVELOPMENT CODE & RIVER DISTRICT SPECIFIC AREA PLAN OVERLAY (RDSAP) AMENDMENTS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS THAT: The City of Liberty Lake City Council will hold a public hearing on the proposed 2011 City Development Code and RDSAP Amendments. Attendees will have the opportunity to comment on the above-mentioned proposed amendments. The public hearing will be held Tuesday, November 15, 2011, during the regular City Council meeting beginning at 7pm @ the Liberty Lake City Hall Council Chambers, 22710 E. Country Vista, Liberty Lake, WA. A brief presentation on the proposed 2011 City Development Code and RDSAP Amendments may be conducted at the beginning of the hearing. If you have any questions, please contact the City of Liberty Lake Planning & Building Services at 755-6708. Information and lists of the proposed amendments is also available on the City website at IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF SPOKANE In the Matter of the Estate of:

No. 11-4-01325-3

JAMES A. NEVIN, Deceased.


The persons named below have been appointed and have qualified as Co-Personal Representatives of this estate. Any

person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the Co-Personal Representatives or the Co-Personal Representatives’ attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original claim with the Court. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) thirty days after the Co-Personal Representatives served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(3); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of this Notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and non-probate assets. Date of Filing: October 17, 2011 Date of First Publication: October 27, 2011 Co-Personal Representatives: Wendy Van Orman 23308 E. Sharp Liberty Lake, WA 99019

Sheryl K. Michels 5809 Point Way Nine Mile Falls, WA 99026 Sean P. Boutz, WSBA #34164 Attorneys for Co-Personal Representatives EVANS, CRAVEN & LACKIE, P.S. 818 W. Riverside, Suite 250 Spokane, WA 99201-0910 (509) 455-5200


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In re the Estate of:

No: 11401335-1 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS RCW 11.40.030

The personal representative named below has been appointed and has qualified as personal representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the deceased must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the personal representative or the personal representative’s attorney of record at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the personal representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(1) (c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and RCW 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate assets and nonprobate assets. Date of first publication:

OCTOBER 27, 2011

Personal Representative:

Linda Dougherty

Attorneys for Personal Representative: Terry L. Snow, WSBA # 00689 Terry L. Snow, PLLC Address for Mailing or Service: N. 711 Lincoln, Ste. A Spokane, WA 99201 (509) 324-0100 (509) 324-0107 fax




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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we’ve got you covered.

One out of every eight women will develop breast cancer. But statistics show more women survive this diagnosis when it is detected and treated early. According to the American Cancer Society, mammograms remain one of the most effective methods for early detection. If you are 40 or older, or are considered to be at risk, Valley Hospital and Medical Center encourages you to have a mammogram once a year – starting now. To schedule your mammogram, call 509-473-5483. For more information, visit

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