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The Liberty Lake Community Tennis Association sprouted up just a few years ago when a handful of residents banded together over their love for the sport. The group’s first season kicked off in 2008 with a community blitz in everything from big events like the United States Tennis Association (USTA) summer tennis block party to handing out information at the Liberty Lake Farmers Market. With the word out, LLCTA hopes to continue to grow community spirit through the sport of tennis while growing itself along the way. The Splash recently sat down with LLCTA President Frank Cruz-Aedo to learn more about the group and what it offers to interested players.

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A Liberty Lake Community Tennis Association member perfects her serve at Monday’s open tennis night. The club meets weekly at Rocky Hill Park to practice techniques and pair up for matches.

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It all started back in 2005 when I wrote a letter to the editor at The Splash about having a vision for a Liberty Lake tennis club. I was excited about the possibility of that maybe happening in the future because I knew there were people in the community interested in tennis. Liberty Lake is just such a perfect community for tennis. There are a lot of people who are active and have healthy lifestyles — people here golf or maybe enjoy hiking or jogging or doing triathlons. Tennis is just a perfect compliment to that. The group was officially established in 2008. Q: What makes LLCTA a unique organization? A: I’m familiar with other tennis associations in the area, and they’re not about the community, which is OK because those groups have a different set of goals. Their main deal is just to put on annual summer tournaments and league play. Anyone can play, but they’re not about building community through the sport of tennis. That’s what the LLCTA was always meant to be from the very beginning. We’re all Liberty Lake residents, and we all love Liberty Lake. We want to pro-

Liberty Lake Community Tennis Association Founded 2008

Meets Mondays 6-8 p.m. at Rocky Hill Park

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Who’s invited All ages and skill levels

mote the sport of tennis, and we want to build community spirit while we’re doing it. It’s such a great sport to meet new people and make new friends. Q: What are some of the things you have been able to do to support that mission? A: A lot. I was talking with Kathy Whybrew, a founding member, about how much we pulled off in our first couple years. One of the first things we did our first year that we want to eventually make an annual thing is the USTA summer tennis block party. It was huge; it was awesome. It was so much work, but it was worth it. There were so many people involved as volunteers. We had about 100 people

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Volume 13, Issue 28 Editor/publisher

Josh Johnson managing Editor

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Share your cancer story How has cancer touched your life? Maybe you know a survivor or witnessed the courage of someone currently battling the disease. The Splash wants to honor the stories of those in our community who have been affected by cancer. We will feature short essays of 100 words or less for free in our special Relay for Life issue in August. Please email your essay to and include an optional photo, if relevant by July 28.

Rotary Club to meet tonight

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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.

Submitted materials Announcements, obituaries, letters to the editor and story ideas are encouraged. Submit them in writing to or bring them by The Splash office. Timely submissions should be received by Friday at noon for best chance of publication in the following week’s Splash.

Library hosts International Fair The Liberty Lake Municipal Library is hosting an International Fair today from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the library, 23123 E. Mission. Residents are invited to experience the music, food and culture from countries around the world. Representatives from around the world will set up displays and answer questions about their countries.

The event is in conjunction with the library's summer reading program, “One World, Many Stories,” which continues until Aug. 6. For more information, call 2322510. The Liberty Lake Community Theatre is inviting community members to try out for a new improv comedy troupe. Auditions will be held today (July 14) at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday at 1 p.m. at the little house next to City Hall. For more information, go to

Church hosts seminar for girls Liberty Lake resident Michele Ladd is hosting “Girl Talk” for girls ages 11 to 20 at Lakeside Church, 23424 E. Knox Street, on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. The meeting is intended to be an interactive, fun time for girls to learn what it means to walk in purity as well as discover truths about protecting their hearts and bodies. Games, prizes, snacks, testimonies and teaching will also be a part of the evening. Cost is $5. For more information or to RSVP, call 869-1956.

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JULY 16 10 a.m.-3 p.m.: Liberty Lake Health Fair, 23801 E. Appleway Ave. 1 p.m.: Liberty Lake Community Theatre auditions for improv group, little house next to City Hall

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JULY 18 11 a.m.-2 p.m.: Liberty Lake Senior Lunch Program, Liberty Lake City Hall, 22710 E. Country Vista Drive JULY 19 7 p.m.: Liberty Lake City Council meeting, Liberty Lake City Hall, 22710 E. Country Vista Drive

JULY 21 Noon: Liberty Lake Centennial Rotary meeting, Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District building, 22510 E. Mission Ave.

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Subscriptions Liberty Lake residents receive a complimentary copy each Thursday. Subscriptions for U.S. postal addresses outside of the 99019 ZIP code cost $50 for 52 weeks and $30 for 26 weeks. Send a check and subscription address to P.O. Box 363, Liberty Lake, WA 99019 or call 242-7752 for more information.

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JULY 14 4-7 p.m.: PawsAbilities Pet Fair, Century 21 Beutler & Associates, 1328 N. Whitman Lane 6 p.m.: Liberty Lake Centennial Rotary installation dinner, Meadowwood Technology Campus 6:30 p.m.: Liberty Lake Community Theatre auditions for improv group, little house next to City Hall 6-7:30 p.m.: International Fair, Liberty Lake Municipal Library, 23123 E. Mission

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JULY 20 6:45 a.m.: Liberty Lake Kiwanis meeting, Barlow’s Restaurant, 1400 N. Meadowwood 10:30-noon: Spokane Valley’s Mindful Mamas, City Hall’s Little House, 22710 E. Country Vista Blvd 11 a.m.-2 p.m.: Liberty Lake Senior Lunch Program, Liberty Lake City Hall, 22710 E. Country Vista Drive 5:45 p.m.: Liberty Lake Toastmasters, Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District building, 22510 E. Mission Ave. 6:30-8 p.m.: Liberty Lake Community Theatre Meeting, 1421 Meadowwood Lane, Ste. 130 7 p.m.: MeadowWood Homeowners Association meeting, Liberty Lake City Hall, 22710 E. Country Vista Drive 7 p.m.: Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District meeting, Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District building, 22510 E. Mission Ave.

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Police Report The following incidents, arrests, calls for service and citations were reported by the Liberty Lake Police Department July 4-11.

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• Minors consuming alcohol — At 10 p.m. July 6, LLPD arrested three juveniles for minor in possession/consumption of alcohol. Officers were dispatched to Pavillion Park regarding a possible protection order violation occurring. The officers contacted Hours: Mon-Fri, Sat by Appt. several juveniles driving golf carts in the Gift Certi�icates Available area that were associated with the original Two Massage Therapists on Staff: call. It was determined that three of the Missi Gregorious, LMP and Sabrina Caldwell, LMP juveniles contacted had been drinking alcoEWU announces dean’s list hol. All three were released to parents. Twenty-four undergraduate students • Two-car accident — At 5 p.m. July from Liberty Lake recently qualified for 5, LLPD responded to a two-car injury the Dean's Honor List at Eastern Washington University. In order to earn the Dean's accident at the 22300 block of Appleway List recognition, students must carry at Avenue. The at-fault driver was issued an least 12 credits and earn a grade point av- infraction for failure to yield right of way. • Two-car accident — At 6:15 p.m. July erage of 3.5 or higher for the quarter. Daniel S. 5, LLPD responded to a two-car injury acLiberty Lake students who made the Chamberlain, cident on Lakeside Road. The at-fault driver 2011 Dean's Honor List for the spring D.C. quarter include Vasiliy Blagikh, Sarah crossed the center line in the curve at it We Bill Your Insurance For Cameron, Todd Demars, Codie Deyo, Ty- was traveling northbound, when it struck a Massage & Chiropractic Care ler Dines, Samuel Fosberg, Lindsey Gigler, southbound vehicle head-on at the curve. Joshua Henderson, Nicholas Hillstrom, The at-fault driver was cited for driving with Madison Hilpert, Mica Kondryszyn, Ryan a suspended license. • Suspended license — A 22-year-old 2207 N. Molter Rd Ste 250 Maynes, Matthew McCauley, Daniel McLiberty Lake Dermott, Jackson Miller, Alana Nelson, Spokane man was arrested at 10:30 p.m. Sarah Oachs, Brooke Petersen, Chelsey July 6 at Appleway Avenue and MeadowPetersen, Melissa Ranftl, Michael Sherry, wood Lane for driving with a suspended Austin Simpson, Breanna Ward and Marty license. The vehicle was initially stopped for Same-D ay Wheeler. being reported as a possible DUI. Service • Residential burglary — At 7 p.m. July 7, LLPD received a report of a residential burglary and theft at the 1700 block of North Cavalier Court. The complainant reported that his ex-girlfriend entered his residence through a window and removed some of their daughter’s property.                • Vehicle prowl — At 6:15 a.m. July 11, LLPD received a report of a vehicle prowl and theft at the 25000 block of East Hawkstone Loop. The complainant reported that Military Sewing, Uniforms, Pants, sometime during the previous evening or Shirts, Dresses, Blouses, Tops, Skirts, early morning hours, unknown suspects Jackets, Suit Coats, Blazers, Wedding entered his vehicle parked in the parking Dresses, Sheets, Zippers, Car Covers *Some restrictions apply lot and removed the faceplate to his stereo Leather Specialist and several tools. Call Janet for more details or • Theft — At 10:50 p.m. July 8, the onto schedule your ads today! duty officer observed a vehicle parked in (509) the construction area at the 22700 block

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of East Mission Avenue. He noticed the trunk was open on the vehicle and that it was backed up near a piece of construction equipment. As the officer approached to investigate, he observed a male carrying a shovel and loading something into the trunk of the vehicle. As the officer got closer, the subject got into the car and began to drive away. The officer stopped the vehicle and contacted the driver. When asked what he was doing in the business parking lot near the construction area at 11 p.m., the driver stated he was loading up soil from the landscaping materials at the location for some planters he had. The subject stated he knew he was stealing but planned on coming back the next day and offering them a few bucks or cup of coffee for taking the dirt. The officer attempted to contact an employee for the contracting company but was not successful. The case was assigned for follow up to determine if the contractor wishes to pursue theft charges. • Domestic violence — At 2:50 a.m. July 9, LLPD received a report of a possible domestic violence situation at the 25000 block of Hawkstone Loop. During the investigation, it was determined the involved parties had a verbal argument only, and no crime was committed.

Calls for service: Agency assist 1 Alarm 1 Alcohol offense 1 Burglary, residential 1 Citizen assist 5 Domestic violence 1 Failure to appear 1 Family fight (non-violent) 1 Fraud, credit card/ATM 1 Theft, property, other 2 Traffic accident, blocking 1 Traffic accident, injury 1 Traffic offense 1 Welfare check 2

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It’s the best time of year to enjoy the outdoors, so grab your sleeping bag and pitch the tent in Pavillion Park on July 23rd. Enjoy pizza and hotdogs, sleeping under the summer sky, and a pancake breakfast in the morning. The movie Shrek 2 will also be shown at dusk.

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Family Campout Location: Pavillion Park (727 N. Molter Rd, Liberty Lake, WA) Cost: $12/camper Camp Starts: Saturday, July 23rd Sign In: 5pm-6pm Tent Set Up: 5pm-8pm Dinner: 6pm-8pm Outdoor Cinema (Shrek 2): Dusk

Camp Ends: Sunday, July 24th Breakfast: 8am-10am Pack Up: 9am-10am Camp Ends: 10am

Bring: tent, sleeping bag, pillow, warm clothes and other desired supplies Camp fires and alcohol are prohibited in the park, and we ask that you do NOT bring your pets.

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Family Campout Camp Registration

Camp starts at 6:00pm, Saturday, July 23rd Camp ends at 10:00am, Sunday, July 24th Camp Fees: $12 per camper, children under 2 are free. Pizza and hotdog dinner and pancake breakfast included. I hereby acknowledge that my family is voluntarily participating in the 2011 Liberty Lake Kiwanis Family Campout. I assume all risk of injury arising out of or resulting from our participation in the Liberty Lake Kiwanis Family Camp experience. By signing my signature below (or signature of a parent or legal guardian for participants under the age of 18), I agree that the City of Liberty Lake, Friends of Pavillion Park, The Splash and Kiwanis will not be held responsible for liabilities, injuries and lost or stolen items that result from the Liberty Lake Kiwanis Family Campout. I understand that all family members participating that are under 18 years of age must be supervised by an adult at all times during the Liberty Lake Kiwanis Family Campout. I and my family members will not bring alcohol into the park and will not have any camp fires or propane cooking devices.

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Please mail camp registration to P.O. Box 384, Liberty Lake, WA 99019 or just show up and register the day of the campout. Include camp fees with registration. Make checks out to Liberty Lake Kiwanis Foundation. Questions? Contact Pat Dockrey at 926-3198 or

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Liberty Lake Days returns at end of month Weekend event features car show, dancing, games and vendors By Randi Wilson Splash Intern

As a nod to its history, Liberty Lake Days is featuring a 1920s theme this year complete with a Charleston dance contest. The two-day event occurs July 29-30 with a downtown car cruise and street dance on Friday followed by a car show and carnival in Pavillion Park on Saturday. On July 29, downtown Liberty Lake will be filled with a host of classic and collectible vehicles for a car cruise and street dance from 7 to 9 p.m. Liberty Lake Road from Country Vista Drive to Appleway Avenue will be closed to regular traffic from 4 to 11 p.m. so that a loop can be set up for classic car drivers to showcase their vehicles. Live music will be provided by The Party Starters complete with a dance area in the middle, and vendor booths from local businesses will line Liberty Lake Road. On July 30, the event will move to Pavillion Park from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and feature

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A Friday night car cruise through downtown Liberty Lake and a classic car show on Saturday in Pavillion Park are two of the scheduled events during Liberty Lake Days July 29-30. a car show and games, including the classic egg toss, a pie eating contest, bounce houses, live music and a variety of food and vendors. The Charleston dance contest will take place at 4:30 p.m., with an instructional video shown prior to the start of the contest. Those wishing to compete in the pie eating competition must register by July 15 with a form available at www.libertylakewa.

gov. Except for the food and inflatable attractions, the rest is free of charge. Amanda Tainio, the city's manager of planning and building services, said last year’s inaugural event was “very successful.” She said 1,300 people attended the two-day event in 2010, and they are expecting over 2,000 this year from Liberty Lake and outside the city.

Almost all of the vendors from last year will be returning, and this year’s vendors will feature a mix of larger companies, restaurants and home businesses, Tainio said. The event was revived last year to be similar to the All Valley Picnic held in the 1920s at the original Liberty Lake Pavillion located near where Alpine Shores is today. “It’s modeled off of the historic All Valley Picnic, at least the Saturday part,” Tainio said. Back in 2006, the All Valley Picnic was resurrected with the help of the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce, but last year it was reinstated by city staff as an annual event created specifically for Liberty Lake. Michelle Griffin, the city’s recreation coordinator, said the city intends to keep the event on the last weekend of July every year “so people just expect it.” Registration for the July 29 night car cruise will begin at 6 p.m. in the Albertson’s parking lot. On July 30, the car show continues in the Pavillion Park parking lot, and the model car contest will take place from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. To register or for more information, visit or call 755-6726.

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GMS releases honor roll According to a school news release, here is the third trimester honor roll for students in grades six through eight at Greenacres Middle School:

Conner Klingler, Julia Kravtsova, Thomas Larson, Malachi Lensing, Bryce Lesher, Nicole Linerud, Makenzie Lohstroh, Marcelina Lozano, Brianna Madson, Noah Mauch, Jenessa Maynes, Jacob McCabe, Jase McCammond, Gavin McCormick, Blane McCracken, Hailey McGill, Ryan McGinty, Luke Merrill, Zachary Merritt, Tanner Merz, Meike Messick, Naomi Molina, Adin Monroe, Christian Monson, Alexis Moores, Eric Mulligan, Connor Olson, Evan Olson, Jasen (Donny) Oviatt, Kylie Paquette, Jared Parker, Elizabeth Pedersen, Nathan Pegram, Gwyneth Potter, Melanie Price, Joseph Putnam, Tyler Rigby, Emma Romney, Reese Rountree, Mickayla Sampilo, Kortney Schelin, Cheyenne Scherich, Timmi Schonewald, Peyton Shaw, Gabriella Sheley, Madeleine Sherwood, Madison Shields, Matthew Siva, Maliq Sophanthavong, Sara Standow, Denis Tecca, Joshua Templeton, Jace Troyer, Alexie Villarreal, Justin Warren, Elijah West, Noah Whitman and Hannah Windhorn

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The Central Valley School District may soon be partnering with Liberty Lake-based Tierpoint to lease server space rather than to support district-wide data storage and computer applications like e-mail and information systems. The district’s systems currently run off in-house servers in need of an upgrade estimated to cost $60,000 to $100,000. An additional $40,000 upgrade is recommended for temperature control in the room where they’re stored. Rather than replace the system hardware, Superintendent Ben Small recommended the board consider outsourcing to Tierpoint. The board is expected to make a decision July 25. “As good leaders do, we started to ask ourselves questions: Can we do this differently? Can we do this better?” Small said. “Two years ago, we didn’t have the op-

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tions we’re presenting tonight. Technology has advanced over the last two years to offer secure options for CVSD, while costs have come down.” Should the board approve the recommendation, two full-time positions in the district’s technology department, the server manager and the network manager, would be eliminated. The two positions currently cost the district $190,697 annually. The annual cost to use Tierpoint is estimated at $169,264 with a one-time set up cost of $42,500. “This proposal makes sense to me looking at what you have to do to support infrastructure,” School Board Member Tom Dingus said. “You just get much more security and reliability with a resource like this.” Small said the recommendation came for Tierpoint because it was one of the few local entities capable of handling a client the size of CVSD with direct con-

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Cody Abel, Reece Adams, Elizabeth Allen, Samuel Anderson, Mathew Arlt, Koryn Baker, Alisha Balogh, Elijah Beeman, Reagan Biotti, Kristen Birdsill, Ashley Blew, Kasey Boyle, Jordyn Bridgens, Jessie Brown, Sydney Bruce, Trevor Burgess, Brandon Carlson, McKinzie Carter, Erica Casey, Sam Collins, Nickolas Condos, Colton Cook, Eric Cowell, Grant Cox, Ben Craig, Jaedon Crouch, Brielle Crump, Eric Dahlin, Landon Daines, Brittney Davis, Alius DeLaRosa, Zachary Demchuk, Ethan Dreves, William Elliott, Haylee Ernst, Zachary Evans, Quinn Feider, Whitley Finch, Erik Floden, Savannah Folsom, Shelby Frank, Nancy Fu, Ian Fullmer, Zachary Gallafent, Kaitlin Gallagher, Benjamin Giachetti, Nathan Grinalds, Amy Guarisco, Kailee Guerdette, Whitney Gulliford, Tanner Gumm, Tanner Gummersall, Brooke Hagerty, Jesica Hania, Carter Hanson, Kyra Harames, Madison Hemenway, Amber Hill, Nicolas Hinman, Kelsey Hormel, Abe Jensen, Madison Jesse, Brittany Johnson, Rachel Kaiser, Kyle Kaplan, Alona Karasyov, Diana Karptsov, Tyson Keys, Nick Kolterman, Lyndsey Kovacich, Lexi Larsen, Alyssa Leone, Jason Lybbert, Sam Lynn, Max Mallinen, Leanne Masingale, Christian Mason, Hannah McCabe, Logan McDonald, Riley McDonald, Michaela McDowell, Jess McGinnis, Emily Merk, Baylee Merz, Mitchell Meuser, Cori Michielli, Brenden Millikan, Arin Mitchell, Kaylea Moffeit, Makayla Moorhead, Jack Morrison, Marty

nectivity. If the board decides to move forward, district administrators plan to immediately request a contract agreement. The transfer will begin with the most critical functions first until the change is fully implemented in time for school starting in September. Small also noted the request for change is independent of the board’s recent decision to purchase an upgraded integrated information system. Tierpoint also works with clients like Gonzaga University, Eastern Washington University, The Spokesman-Review and the University of Washington. In other business: • Small said the district is planning for a school board retreat July 14-15 and an administrative retreat Aug. 18-19. • The board heard an update on the development of the district’s teacher-principal evaluation pilot. Munyon, Kieran Natarajan, Anita Oleynik, Brooklyn Petrini, Kira Plagman, Emma Poole, Alexis Post, Peighton Quaintance, Mason Radmaker, Kevin Rathmanner, Connor Reding, Brady Sanders, Mallory Sarner, David Schappals, Samantha Scheurer, Cameron Schneider, Terressa Selfridge, Kelsey Shaber, Harrison Sherwood, Ellise Shoemaker, Justis Simmons, Andrew Stewart, Logan Stocker, Brandon Stuehmeyer, Daniel Taylor, Logan Taylor, Tono Tecca, Kolby Thomas, Morgan Thompson, Taryn Ungaro, Benjamin Urbanec, Brooks Urbiha, Katie Van Etten, Ryan Van Liew, Alexandria Vargas, Kyle Wang, Molly Wharton, Shane Whitecotton, Breona Whitman, Emma Whybrew, William Wigen, Natorrey Wilhelm, Makayla Williams, Hayley Wood and Madison Yang

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Rock the Block concerts kick off this week FOPP helps bring music to neighborhood parks By Tammy Kimberley Splash Staff Writer

Whether you prefer listening to music on the beach, in a boat or at a park, the Rock the Block series is showcasing a variety of musical artists in differing local venues this summer. Organized by Friends of Pavillion Park, the free concert series kicks off this week with The Beat Eaters playing tonight in Half Moon Park and Mojo making music tomorrow at the Beachcombers Beach Club. The Beat Eaters begin the pocket park lineup with a concert from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Half Moon Park in the River District. Made up of three members from another band, The Funky Five-Way, the trio includes a saxophonist, drummer and bass player. Saxophonist Oliver Walter said the band’s music is open enough to allow for solo sections, but they also throw some jazz standards in the mix. “The music we play has its roots in jazz, with an emphasis on funk beats and open jams,” he said. “We've got grooves that'll make you move.” On Friday, there will be a beach party at the Beachcombers Beach club from 6 to 9 p.m. featuring Mojo. The six-member band includes Liberty Lake residents Vance Anderson and Roger Dines. Band leader Joe Gentili said the band will be playing a variety of music — everything from jazz to AC/DC — and he hopes the concert turns into an annual event. “What’s unusual is that people can anchor their boats and listen to music,” Gentili said. Residents are invited to the beach, which is located at the north side of the lake just east of the boat launch, by entering on First Street between Clubhouse and Hillview Roads. People are encouraged to bring a picnic or anchor their boats offshore to hear the band play.

On Aug. 11 from 6 to 7:30 building in their neighborp.m., Jimi Finn & the Dance Rock the Block hood if selected. 'Til You Drop Band will be “This particular concert concert series playing at Alpine Shores series strives to provide opPark. The group consists of portunities for community Today (July 14) from Jimi Finn, Jason Wolther building in more intimate 6-7:30 p.m., The Beat and Shawn Anderson and venues,” Frank said. Eaters at Half Moon Park sometimes includes vocalist After selecting and finalAnne Cline. Friday from 6-9 p.m., izing the concert series, Mojo at Beachcombers The group is no stranger Frank said FOPP provides Beach Club to the area, as they often play funding for the musicians at Max at Mirabeau Restauand advertising, as well as Aug. 11, 6-7:30 p.m., rant and the Coeur d’Alene supplying some volunteers. Jimi Finn & the Dance ‘Til Casino. Jimi Finn also plays The concert events are famYou Drop Band at Alpine solo every Wednesday night ily friendly and free to the Shores at True Legends Grill in Libpublic. erty Lake. For more information, go Frank said another conto cert may still be added to The group performs everything from classic rock the lineup for the summer, and country to disco and and she urged people to rap, Finn said, adding that they even throw check the FOPP website, www.pavillionin some reggae and original tunes., to keep updated on free concerts “I look forward to playing outside in flip- happening in the area. flops, with people dancing on the grass,” he said. “If you plan on sitting down, please do it quietly. It makes me nervous.” In order to receive funding from FOPP for the pocket park concerts, FOPP board member Laura Frank said residents completed applications stating how they would provide an opportunity for community

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Making the most of the market Real estate brokers and developers anticipating trends, evaluating small signs of recovery By Kelly Moore Splash Staff Writer

As Liberty Lake real estate agents and homeowners eye the market for signs of recovery, buyers continue to hold the reigns as they search for the absolute rock bottom, those tracking the local real estate industry say. While sellers and developers continue to adjust with emerging trends to stay afloat in the slowed-down market, some signs are pointing toward a healthier market. According to Liberty Lake-based John L. Scott real estate broker Pam Fredrick, local real estate brokers are seeing fewer foreclosures compared to just a year ago, when they saturated the market. In Liberty Lake, distressed home numbers are down and especially low when compared to other nearby areas. Currently, of the 202 greater Spokane area foreclosures, six are in Liberty Lake. And of 420 short sales, 13 are in Liberty Lake. “I think it’s good news that we have less foreclosures,” Fredrick said. “That signifies that the market is getting a little healthier for us. … (Foreclosures are) really what drives the market down.” Aggressively priced foreclosures are the biggest competition for listings, explained Windermere Liberty Lake Branch Manager Dan Lysek. He said eager-to-sell banks often list at rock-bottom prices hard to match by non-distressed sellers. He said many homeowners aren’t selling because they either don’t want to sell at the lower prices or can’t because they owe more on the house than the price for which it may be sold. “Price drives everything,” Fredrick said. “Whenever a house becomes a good deal, it’s going to sell.” Despite the decline in foreclosures, she said sales are still slow — significantly behind last year. In fact, area-wide year-todate sales are more than $8 million behind last year.

Selling in a buyer’s market With the abundant inventory, dipping prices and “historically low” interest rates, Lysek said real estate in Liberty Lake is, without a doubt, a buyer’s market. “I don’t believe we’re ever going to see another market so in the buyer’s favor like this during my lifetime,” Lysek said.

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While the market for new construction has cooled since 2007, Greenstone Homes continues development in Liberty Lake’s Rocky Hill neighborhood. Project Manager Drew Benado said the neighborhood — with about 45 of 240 vacant lots left to build — was the best-selling new home neighborhood in Spokane County last year. With shaky signs of recovery, buyers not only can afford to be picky, but many are out looking for a good deal. “Offers are coming in considerably low,” Fredrick said. “Buyers are being really cautious. They’re worried prices will continue to come down.” She went on to say sellers were having a tough time adjusting to dropping values. In order to sell, she said homes not only have to be priced aggressively, but they also must show well. “You can get your home sold, but you have to compete,” Lysek said. In order to compete, he said lower price points — those under $200,000 — are where the best opportunities are for sellers. “The challenge we have here in Liberty Lake is we have higher-end homes,” Lysek said. “The average cost of a home is higher here. … Anything in the $300,000-plus range has been hit much harder.” Perhaps a silver lining, Lysek said homeowners who sell for lower prices are able to make up the loss when buying up. As an example, he explained that if a seller settled for 20 percent less than his asking price on a $200,000 home, the same percentage of savings on purchasing a $300,000 home will more than make up the difference.

Current averages for the Liberty Lake market Days on market: 104 List price of homes: $289,745 Selling price of homes: $282,000 Source: Pam Fredrick, John L. Scott Real Estate

Developers staying ahead of the curve, riding the trends “I’ve always felt like Liberty Lake leads the area in sales, especially in the highend market,” Fredrick said, adding that in the past two years, half of all $1 million or higher sales in the greater Spokane area were in Liberty Lake. Even as Liberty Lake remains an attractive slice of the Spokane region, local real estate developers have worked hard to anticipate the market and suit new homes and price points to current economic conditions. Greenstone Project Manager Drew Benado said the market has been slow since 2007, but the Rocky Hill area was one of the best-selling new-home neighborhoods in Spokane County in 2010. Greenstone recently passed development plans to ex-

pand the neighborhood with an additional 317 lots, known as Rocky Hill North. Benado said he expects to see construction break ground with infrastructure in the spring. Benado said the Rocky Hill North addition would about double the Rocky Hill neighborhood, which currently has about 240 lots — about 45 of which are still under construction. “I believe people are attracted to the small-town feel of Liberty Lake, and it is especially a draw for families that are looking for larger homes, parks, trails and quality schools,” Benado said. He said Greenstone is able to sell at a higher average price point in Liberty Lake than in other areas. Sales in the corporation’s two Liberty Lake developments — Rocky Hill and the River District — float in the mid $200,000 range. Ever-adapting to market trends, Benado said Greenstone is offering “a little bit different product” in Orchard Place at River District. The smaller, single-level homes target empty nesters with maintenance-free plans. Orchard place, currently in phase one with about 14 homes, will eventually include 30 homes. An April promotion announcing the

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Health fair aims to educate Free medical services, talks sponsored by local businesses By Kelly Moore Splash Staff Writer

Splash photo by Kelly Moore

A prospective buyer asks Century 21 agent Margy Waddell about the kitchen of a for sale Liberty Lake home. John L. Scott agent Pam Fredrick said homes must be priced competitively and show compellingly to compete in today’s market.


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development says pricing for these homes starts at $185,990. The neighborhood is located about a block off Half Moon Park on the west end of the River District. Benado said Greenstone continues to develop in other areas of the River District as well with a mix of entry-level single-family homes to larger singlefamily homes with prices varying from $170,000 to more than $300,000.

Looking for signs of a recovery “It’s a normal cycle, I think,” Lysek said. “If we’re not bottomed out, we’re close. Then you’ll see a period of stability and then things will start to appreciate.” Lysek also said a good indicator is seeing other areas in the country, which were hit harder and earlier, showing signs of recovery. Phoenix, for example, he said is shifting more toward a seller’s market. He noted the current sale prices are trending similar to numbers seen in 2001, and by 2003, the market was taking off. Century 21 Beutler & Associates Liberty Lake Branch Manager Neil Thompson believes the signs of recovery are out

Century 21 agent Margy Waddell shows a home on Lindeblad Lane to a prospective buyer. there. He said twice as many homes sold in June than May, and the average days on the market is steadily declining. “Across the board, things are looking up,” Thompson said. “The market is doing much better. June is the fifth consecutive month where we’ve seen growth. … It’s still a buyer’s market, but as things recover it should shift to a more balanced environment.” While some signs are in place, true recovery may still be months away, according to Fredrick. She said John L. Scott hired Moody’s Financial to study the Spokane area market to predict a timeline for local market recovery. She said these findings pointed to the market turning around in the second quarter of 2013. “There’s the light at the end of the tunnel,” Fredrick said. “That’s what the leading financial analysts in the country are saying about Spokane.”

A free Liberty Lake health fair will be held this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 23801 E. Appleway Ave. The event is sponsored by a more than a dozen local health industry businesses operating in Liberty Lake. “We were wanting to start an annual health fair for the community,” organizer Susan Ashley, a doctor at Family Medicine Liberty Lake and Healthy Living Liberty Lake, said. “There’s so much medical knowledge here in Liberty Lake that it just

makes sense to share. … Education is the biggest part of this.” Free services at the event include blood pressure checks, orthopedic exams, bone density scans, color blindness tests, eye exams, massages, skin cancer checks and bio-impedance exams. “It’s about getting people more aware of their own health and what they can do about it,” Ashley said. In addition, a full day of health talks are scheduled, featuring area health professionals on topics like osteoporosis, supplements, irritable bowel, thermography, hormone replacement, weight loss, skin cancer, sports injuries, autism and ADHD. Discussions start every half hour from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For more information, call Ashley’s office at 928-6700.

In Biz STCU breaks ground for South Valley branch Groundbreaking for STCU’s second branch in the city of Spokane Valley is scheduled for today. The South Valley branch will be located near University High School at 13211 E. 32nd Ave. Baker Construction and Development is the contractor for the project, which is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year. STCU, which serves 95,000 members, has its corporate headquarters in Liberty Lake.

Business celebrates anniversary Therapeutic Moon Massage is celebrating its one-year anniversary with an open house 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the office, 2310 N. Molter Road, suite 108. Tours, refreshments and prizes will be available. The public is welcome to attend.

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Store produces supplier spotlights Pilgrim’s Market in Coeur d’Alene recently produced a series of supplier spotlights to provide customers a look at the people and places behind the foods found at the market. To view the first video, search for Pilgrim’s Market on Facebook or YouTube. Store owner and Liberty Lake resident Joe Hamilton is featured in the video.

Health and wellness center closes After operating for three years in Liberty Lake, Anew Start Rejuvenation Center recently closed its doors. Owner Kim Wells confirmed the last day for the business was June 30. In Biz features Liberty Lake-connected business items. Contact The Splash with business news at

To celebrate the inaugural Relay For Life of Liberty Lake, The Splash will publish a special issue Aug. 4 geared around this important event. Every ad placed in the Aug. 4 Splash raises money for cancer research. That’s right, you support this event and cancer research just by advertising!

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We captured Safeway Dan! Calling on LL’s competitive drive to take the fight to cancer As of Tuesday’s press deadline, Liberty Lake Safeway Store Manager Dan DiCicco was still being held hostage. By The Splash. Yeah, you read that right. We’re not afraid to play the tough guy. You want Dan back, Safeway? Huh? Really? Well, s’not so easy. Heez da demands: A. You better be willing to part with a coupla high-priced steaks, a box of Cap’n Crunch and a getaway cart full of bakeryfresh sourdough bread. 2. We want complete access to use that green place at the front of your store like it’s our own personal beverage dispenser. No questions asked. Lastly, it will require a significant donation to The Splash Relay for Life team. In twenties. Leave it at libertylakewa. So how did we snag the one and only Safeway Dan? It was easier than you might think. In fact, it was less strong-arming and more likely a clerical or website error. (Who did you think we were, the Liberty Lake Athletic Club?) (INTERJECTION: “Liberty Lake Athletic Club” would make a great name for a Relay for Life team. So would “Telect” and “Greenstone” and “Itron” and ...) Back to the story. One day, we visited the official Relay for Life of Liberty Lake website, and there was “Dan DiCicco” on the roster of Team Splash — suspiciously missing from the roster of Safeway Super Crew. And we’re perfectly glad to keep

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him until the ransom is paid in full. (Or until higher powers enter the website’s back door and switch him to the Safeway team — but don’t get any ideas!) While we’re still holding the ace here, let this serve as a warning for the rest of the community. We’re not afraid to get a little competitive when it comes to fighting cancer, and we invite you to get a little competitive, too. Liberty Lake has a proud tradition of rallying to the cause, whether it’s building a park, putting on a first-class fireworks display or reaching out within our neighborhoods to support one another and meet needs. The latest challenge is the Relay for Life, coming Aug. 5 and 6 to the Meadowwood Technology Campus. We have a feeling we’re almost finished with Safeway Dan, and we’re looking for some fresh meat. Other businesses or individuals are being sought to form or join teams. If you don’t have a team of your own and you’re a Splash reader, please feel free to join ours. All the info is on that aforementioned website. Are you booked the night of the event but still want to support your neighbors who are relaying for the cause? At The Splash, we’re trying to make that easy for you. Here are a few great ways to support our team: 1. Graphics Editor Sarah Burk has designed a special series of note cards in honor of the event (get a glimpse and learn more from the house ad on page 10). A $10 donation will gain you 10 cards — and every dollar goes to the American Cancer Society. 2. Purchase a luminaria. This is a moving way to remember a loved one lost to cancer or honor someone who has won the battle. These illuminated bags bearing the name of someone who has battled cancer are a moving staple of Relay for Life events. For more about this opportunity, visit the website or contact The Splash. 3. Advertise in the Aug. 4 Splash or encourage the businesses you are in contact with to take advantage of this opportunity. For this special pre-Relay issue, The Splash is making a donation to the American Cancer Society for every display ad. Donations will range from $5 to $125 per ad (depending on the size), and there is no limit. Call The Splash at 242-7752 for details. Safeway Dan will likely return to the relative safety of the produce aisle soon enough, but our friendly competition will surely continue. One thing both Safeway and The Splash can agree on, to be sure: We hope you’ll join us in this worthwhile fight.

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Scoreboard Valley Girl Triathlon Liberty Lake residents 18 and under Ashleigh Seely — 1:22:09.3, Josie Warner — 1:27:30.9, Kailee Guerdette — 1:33:28.9, Greta Merkel — 1:33:42.0, Telara Harper — 1:51:23.9 19-24 Kelsey Matthews — 1:31:36.1, Acacia Smith — 1:32:16.0, Marquie Haynes — 1:37:45.7 25-29 Jennifer Richey — 1:11:19.0, Chrysan Huntley — 1:38:42.8 30-34 Nicole Colby Pauls — 1:18:05.8, Kelley Murphy — 1:21:43.4, Laura Barrett — 1:26:30.5, Sandi Larsen — 1:27:29.0, Kendra Vincent — 1:27:32.0, Cami Petersen — 1:28:30.4, Melissa Watson — 1:35:45.6, Sarah Parker — 1:35:45.7, Tammy Role — 2:02:17.5 35-39 Tricia Usab — 1:15:36.2, Jeni Davaz — 1:19:17.5, Andrea Christophersen — 1:20:48.7, Kristi Dodson — 1:23:20.7, Stacey Roessler — 1:23:52.8, April Westby — 1:25:53.0, Jennifer Chase — 1:32:04.8, Jen Hurst — 1:34:37.0, Traci Cartee — 1:36:11.8, Nicky Fredekind — 1:38:55.7, Jennifer Wilde — 1:39:15.6, Jennifer Holmes — 1:47:13.6, Jennifer Luiten — 2:04:51.9, Paulet Kelley — 2:16:52.0, Angela Wiese — 2:33:37.5 40-44 Pamela Orebaugh — 1:16:28.4, Lori Peters-Merkel — 1:20:29.8, Julie Johnson — 1:27:42.3, Angie Stocker — 1:28:14.0, Michelle Carter — 1:31:29.6, Kathy Whybrew — 1:34:31.8, Natalie Urbiha — 1:36:01.8, Dawnell Harames — 1:39:49.9, Dana Odea — 1:48:09.4, Jennifer Tomlinson — 1:50:17.6, Jennifer Johnson — 1:52:07.9, Cindy Sherrill — 1:59:35.0, Andrea Harper — 1:59:45.6, Kara Smith — 2:11:11.1, Karrie Fay — 2:16:54.8 45-49

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Sports Briefs Janis Beck — 1:14:37.0 50-54 Tammy Whitbeck — 1:38:32.4, Laura Hernandez — 1:52:25.1, Kelly Andresick — 2:06:30.4 55-59 Mary Lee Linton — 1:29:33.7, Ann Warner — 1:33:00.2, Patricia Hunter — 1:41:00.4, Lola Douthitt — 1:45:27.1, Betty Burley-Wolf — 2:10:57.3 60-64 Nancy Erikson — 1:26:36.1, Athena 40 and Over, PJ Jarvis — 1:21:52.9, Susie Weller — 2:17:29.5

Liberty Lake Loop Age group champion results Overall champion Male: Sean Coyle, 21:43.40 Female: Megan Denzin, 26:45.49 12 and under Male: Justin Holmes, 33:32.49 Female: Jenny Drinkwine, 46:29.40 13-15 Male: Corey Hunter, 21:58.27 Female: Kayla Foster, 32:40.37 16-19 Male: Rudy Spencer, 21:52.46 Female: Megan Denzin, 26:45.49 20-24 Male: Sean Coyle, 21:43.40 Female: Jessie Angle, 57:54.62 25-29 Male: Cooper Golden, 28:27.52 Female: Sharon Carvo, 48:26.30 30-34 Male: Rob Hartman, 24:20.74 Female: Katrrina Nebel, 27:02.71 35-39 Male: Craig Holmes, 32:54.14 Female: Jessica Romney, 30:55.93 40-44 Male: Joe Davis, 32:30.55 Female: Julie Heckerman, 31:32.02

Athletes complete Valley Girl

45-49 Male: Scott Fay, 26:42.24 Female: Robin Simpson, 33:44.68 50-54 Male: Pete Vareca, 33.07.84 Female: 31:42.37 55-59 Male: Rod Grozdanich, 27:57.02 Female: Fran Johnson, 35:55.40 60-69 Male: Sam Schlieder, 29:23.24 Female: Sharon Sutton, 37:33.37 70+ Male: Floyd McComas, 50:51.90 Female: Grace Criswell, 60:43.14

For a list of times for all runners, go to www. and click on the sports tab.

Community Golf 7/5 Liberty Lake Women's 18-Hole Golf Club Liberty Cup and putting: Low net of field: Gloria Cash, 70 Flight A: Joyce Skidmore, 29 putts Flight B: Jackie Shea, 32 putts Flight C: Lee Sonderman, 33 putts Flight D: Lois Goforth, 36 putts 7/6 Meadowwood Women's Golf Club Low net winners: First place: Billie Etter and Sharon Ammon, 30 putts Second place: Jean Hatcher and Frances Martin, 31 putts Third place: Suzy Stone, Mary Ann Wilharm and Bette Harmon, 33 putts 7/7 Liberty Lake 9-Hole First flight: gross, Robin McKee, 43; net, Linda Church, 34 Second flight: gross, Darlene Reilly, 55; net, Deanna Hauser, 35 Third flight: gross, Wilma Capaul, 65; net, Ethel Rankin, 43 Chip-in: Deanna Hauser, #16

Loop participants race down Molter Road

The 2011 Valley Girl Sprint Triathlon took place last weekend in and around Liberty Lake. The race, which included a 1/3-mile swim, a 12-mile bike ride and three-mile run, saw the top finisher, Arianne Campbell of Spokane, complete the course with a time of 1:04:40. According to results posted on the website www.valleygirltri. com, the top Liberty Lake finisher for the second year in a row was Jennifer Richey, who came in ninth place overall with a time of 1:11:19. Other Liberty Lake finishers are listed in this week’s scoreboard.

Liberty Lake hosts junior golf tournament Junior Golf Northwest hosted its first Liberty Lake Classic for junior golfers from the area over the weekend. The Classic was a 36-hole, individual stroke competition played at Liberty Lake and MeadowWood Golf Courses. In the boys 15-18 bracket, Brennan Stillinger of Coeur d’Alene shot a 74-75 to win by three stokes over Liberty Lake resident Joel Christensen who shot an 80-72.

Third place finisher Stephen Roller of Coeur d’Alene shot 80-74. The boys 12-14 division saw Connor Ramm of Spokane win by nine strokes as he shot a 90-81. Ryan Brown of Spokane finished in second with 95-85, and Kyle Thomas of Spokane earned third shooting 95-89. The girls 12-15 division was won by Hailey Warren of Spokane as she shot a 113105. This was the third event of the season for Junior Golf Northwest. The next event will be held at the Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course on Aug. 24. For more information, go to

Courses offer free golf to juniors Spokane County golf courses are offering a free round of junior golf to ages 17 and younger with the purchase of one adult or senior round. The offer is available on tee times after 2 p.m. at Liberty Lake Golf Course July 11-14, Hangman Valley Golf Course July 18-21 and MeadowWood Golf Course July 25-28 and can be used with the multi-play punch pass or season pass redemptions.

Valley Girl team champs

Submitted photo Splash photo by Josh Johnson

Nearly 150 runners and walkers of all ages completed the four-mile course during the 14th annual Liberty Lake Loop on Saturday.

What was your power meal before the Valley Girl Triathlon? — Compiled by Julia Marquiss

“Two grilled chicken breasts, salad and a dried cranberry and oat bar.”

“A protein shake with berries, protein powder and almond milk.”

Jenni Niemann, 29, Spokane

Alyssa Dalton, 33, Spokane

Team “Guns and Roses,” made up of Nancy Brubaker (biker), Christy Anderlik (swimmer) and Jacquelin Hartman (runner), won the team division of the Valley Girl Triathlon held over the weekend in Liberty Lake.

“Chicken and pasta.” Laurie Moyer, 45, Spokane

“A glass of milk and a Nature Valley granola bar.” Connie Peterson, 39, Spokane Valley

“Pasta... not a heavy meal, (something) light.” Judy Beatty, 70, Seabeck

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Placing classifieds Classifieds must be placed online at or in person at 2310 N. Molter Road, Suite 305. Ads are not accepted by phone, e-mail, fax or postal mail.

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BULLETIN BOARD Kid’s Art Contest (ages 5-15) sponsored by The Liberty Lake Historical Society will be held for Liberty Lake Days, Saturday, July 30th. Paint or draw from a past Liberty Lake memory, photo or landmark. Drop off at The UPS store or The Art Chalet. Then come to Liberty Lake Days to vote for your favorites and win gift cards and prizes from local businesses (11-4 pm)under the Pavillion. Roomate needed ASAP. $450/month. Master-bed suite in 3 bedroom unit available. Big Trout Lodge. Call 509939-8253.

EVENTS CREATIVE ARTS WORKSHOP! Introductory classes July 19-22 for ages 3-8 at The Mat. For info, call Stephanie at 939-5433 or e-mail: Cruisers 6th Annual Mini-Sturgis Event. July 28-30. Great opportunity for vendors. 3000+ attendees. 21 & older. 10 bands, comedians, hypnotist, Barry Lee White, Ms. Redwood. Contact Sheri at cruisers@roadrunner. com or 509-217-1937. Cruisers is located in Stateline, Idaho by Cabelas. Upcoming kids/teens workshop at The Art Chalet (ages 5+) ($28). Monday, July 18 (1-3:30pm) ‘fairies’. Tues, July 19 (10-12:30pm): ‘Twilight, Toy Story, Transformers, etc. movies’. Wed, July 20 (1-3:30pm): ‘Asian art’. Thurs, July 21 (1-3:30pm): ‘your choice’. Friday, July 22 (10-12:30pm): ‘waterfall landscapes’. Call 255-9600 or go to

FOR RENT BEACH ACCESS HOME 3-bed/2-bath Spacious, newly remodeled Wicomico home with lake views, two blocks from beach. One year lease, avail Aug 1. $1100/mo + utilities $150/mo, WSG paid. Call 208-596-2200.

GARAGE SALES FINALLY SOLD THE HOUSE! Lots of furniture and household items. Washer/dryer. Stove. Friday, July 15th, 10 am to 5ish pm. 1011 Malvern off Boone near LL Elementary.

classifieds Left over LL Yard Sale items. CRF150 Honda motorcylce, dirt bike gear, quality clothes girls size 10-16, boys size 12-20, Rainbow Swingset, video games. Saturday, July 16th 9:00 to 4:00, 828 N. Knudson. MULTI FAMILY GARAGE SALE 816 S. McKinzie Rd., Liberty Lake. Saturday, July 16th, 7AM to 2PM. Furniture, adult and kids clothing, bikes, tools, car and lots more.

HELP WANTED NANNY NEEDED for our boys age 2 and 4, 4-5 days per month, with transportation to/from preschool some days. Our home or yours. $100 per day, references and background check required. 991-6934

LOST & FOUND Bought my Wii Tony Hawk “Ride” skateboard at the LL garage sale? You have the wrong game disk. Please call to exchange, 255-6102. Missing cat! A female, gray calico with tan and white spots. Answers to Juno. If you see her or know where she is, please call (509) 924-2626.

MISC. FOR SALE ALL NATURAL BEEF Liberty Lake raised! Hormone and antibiotic free, organic hay, grain finished. Reserve now for October delivery. $3.50 lb, only a few 1/2’s and 1/4’s available, 991-6934. Desk, solid build, some scratches on top, great for student, approx 66W 30D 29H. Can email pics. $50 OBO, 999-2746. Free outdoor gas grill. Good shape, 509-924-2727.

FRESH START PRODUCE Fruit stand and U-pick Farm. Farm fresh peas, lettuce and broccoli. From Yakima, fresh garlic, green beans, 2 variety apricots, Bing and Rainier cherries. Mon-Sat 9-6, Sun. 11-5. 21619 E. Wellesley, Otis Orchards, 927-8133. Golf cart wheels and tires, set of 4. 18x8.5-8 good tread, standard sawtooth pattern, w/chrome wheel covers, $90. Call 509-981-1946. Golf Shop Liquidation Fri/Sat 9 to 3. New clubs w/bag $90. New heads, shafts, grips, shoes. New pull carts $30. Used clubs $2. Drive range mats from $50. Over 100 items for $1 each — cash only. 4508 E. Sprague(near Costco) Some Carts also. Kitchen mixer. Kenwood KM800 - 7 Qt bowl, never used. $150 509-230-2123. Craigslist #2474699087. Office phone system: 4 GE phones, 4 line capacity, tons of features, excellent condition. $95, 991-6934. Perfect swingset for little ones! Made by Step 2. In excellent condition. 2 swings plus extra infant bucket seat included. Slide & clubhouse. $250. Must pick-up. Call Aimee, 891-0768. Reconditioned lawnmowers for sale. Good selection. $50 and up. Not wanting to buy new? Consider buying a reconditioned mower. These mowers are tuned up with sharpened blades, ready to mow! Call Joel at Joel’s Lawnmower Repair at 509 924-5396. Open M-F 10-6, Sat 9-12, Closed Sunday.

22914 E Settler Dr. Liberty Lake, $229,500. Can email pictures. Call 509-413-1444 or 509-385-1303. GREAT MFH IN SANDY BEACH! Awesome 3-bd/2-ba MFH in the coveted 55+ Sandy Beach community. GFA/CAC, all updated. Huge master suite w/ private deck. Nice landscaping with a water feature. Secondary lot with awesome views of the lake. Beach access and use of boat slip. $119,500. Open House Sunday, June 17th From 1-3 PM Bonnie 868-4755. LLAKE UPGRADED GOLF CONDO Best value in L. Lake, Woodlands 2-bed, 2-bath, 1050 sq/ft, 2.5-car, fireplace, near beach and golf. Treed and quiet, $117,900. 103 S Neyland #2, 208-704-5400, agent. NEW ROCKY HILL $175K - 1761 SQ FT Oversized garage. Largest fenced lot. 3-br 2-ba. Open floor plan, granite, etc. 2225 N Oakland Lane, $175K. Craig, agent, 208-704-5400.

OPEN HOUSE Interested in a condo? This is one you want to see. Tons of upgrades, light and storage. New, stainless steel appliances. Saturday, 1-3pm. 22855 E. Country Vista Dr., Unit #391.

RECREATION 30 used golf carts: Club Car, Ezego, Yamaha, gas/ electric from $750. 2 or 4 pass. Will trade, del, finance, 999-8989.

CHAMPIONS EDITION CLUBCAR 2007 PRECEDENT CHAMPION Blue w/beige 48 volt electric golf cart - $3800. Used only 3 seasons! Fold down windshield, Pin-striping, Champion wheels, cooler, ball washer, club cover, head/tail/brake lights, custom tan Ostrich seat. Available to view in Liberty Lake. Call Steve, 480406-7826. Free: catamaran beach rack with rollers; 2 10-ft galv. dock poles, 255-6839.

KAWASKI JET SKI 750 TS Kawaski jet ski. Three seater. Great condition. Comes with the trailer. Contact Katie, 208-818-6520. Lite, 12 foot aluminum boat, no trailer. In good condition. Has oars, 4 H.P. Merc. out board and gas tank, $650. Will deliver, 509-927-5057. Vintage Maherajah water ski: Size 160 cm, asking $175 OBO. Excellent condition! adult & child life jackets included free! 509-218-2262.

SERVICES A-1 WHITE DUSTER Housecleaning, give yourself a treat and have your house cleaned. Reliable, trustworthy and reasonable rates. Weekly and biweekly. Please call Jamie at 509-892-3594 or cell 208661-5535.

AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION Clean, non-smoking van Liberty Lake to Spokane International Airport (GEG) $ 40 each way. We accept reservations, 509-270-3115 (Tom’s Flat Rate Taxi. BABYSITTING Responsible 16 year-old. I’ve been babysitting professionally for 4 years. First-aid and CPR certified by American Red Cross. I absolutely love kids! References available. Call me at 509-368-1388.

Yamaha PSS-270 Portasound electronic keyboard. Rarely used - $75. John, 509-230-2123.

REAL ESTATE FSBO GREAT FAMILY HOME 5-bed, 3-bath, 2358 sq/ ft, 3-garage, close to Pavilion Park, huge fenced yard,

Castleman Family Preschool/Daycare now has full-time openings for ages 2-5. Please call Summer at 509-8927314 for more info.

EYELASH EXTENSIONS $75 NO MORE MASCARA!! Eyelash Extensions are individually placed on each individual eyelash. Extensions last 3-4 weeks before fill. Done by a Licensed Esthetician. Lashes by Stephanie, 509-3428199.

HEINZ PAINTING & HANDYMAN BBB accredited, hardworking, honest, on time, and quality work. Dave Heinz, 509-953-8093. July special: get 10% off when you book within 2 weeks of your estimate! Licensed, bonded & insured, Heinzph924bw. Home repairs, large or small. Minor plumbing, fences, bathroom remodels and more. References available. Let me finish your “honey-do’s”, 869-3062. Paulman Services, Paulms*991bt.

LAWNMOWER REPAIR Joel’s Lawnmower Repair repairing both riding and walk-behind lawnmowers, garden tillers and most power equipment. Pickup and delivery available. Factory Trained Technician. Licensed and insured. Call 924-5396. M-F 10-6, Sat 9-12, Closed Sundays.

LIBERTY LAWN & LANDSCAPE Providing complete landscape service. Property cleanup, tree & hedge service. Residential yards start at $30 for mow, blow & trim edge. 509-2261352,

MOST LAWNS MOWED FOR $20 If it’s an average size lot or slightly larger, I don’t haul off the clippings and it’s not halfway up to my knee, it’s $20. Contact Steve at 509-329-8243.

PACIFIC LAWN MAINTENANCE Full Service Professional weekly / bi-weekly lawn care with rates starting at $20 weekly. Serving the Liberty Lake area for over ten years. Guaranteed lowest prices in town. Will meet or beat any competitors written bid. Free estimates and free first mow with summer commitment. Pacific Lawn Maintenance, 509-218-1775.

PAVER PATIOS & DRIVEWAYS SAV Associates is your complete home & property contractor. Paver patios & drives, repairs, decks. No job too small or large. Tenant move-out repairs, maintenance & haul away. We can prepare your home for listing & sale or maintain vacant properties & rentals. #savasa*923ms. 509-226-1352,

PERSONALIZED FITNESS Affordable personalized fitness programs. Circuit, TRX, Bootcamp, Dance/Zumba, Yoga, Pilates, Nutrition. Individual, partner & group training. Private studio, home, or on-site. Specials! Contact Pam, 953-7501,


Index of advertisers

WAREHOUSE SHELVING 8 shelf units, Rivetier brand. Four- 2’ x 8’ ft shelves each 10’ tall heavy duty upright posts, sturdy 5/8” thick particle board deck, commercial grade. Up to 1,500 pounds capacity. $2000 originally, $1400 obo - new condition! 954-4758.

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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. C21 Beutler & Associates - PawsAbilities 7 Calvary Chapel Christian School 11 Carver Farms 2 Chamberlain, Dr. Dan 6 City of Liberty Lake - Trailhead adult 11 City of Liberty Lake - Trailhead junior 2 Cullings Family Dentistry 3 Good Samaritan Society Spokane Valley 11 Granite Transformations 7 Horizon Credit Union 9

Lakeside Vision PLLC 3 Liberty Lake Family & Sports Medicine 3 Liberty Lake Farmers Market 9 Liberty Lake Health Fair 5 Liberty Lake Kiwanis Family Campout 8 Liberty Lake Sewer & Water District 6 Liberty Lashes 11 Northern Quest Resort & Casino 20 NW Tailoring 6 Quizno’s Insert

R’n R RV Relay For Life Sayre and Sayre Simonds Dental Group Sleep City Spokane Roofing Spokane Valley Cosmetic Laser Center Therapeutic Moon/Intelligent Balance

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PROFESSIONAL INSTALLERS 26 years experience, free estimates, all types of showers, backsplashes countertops and flooring. Let us put the finishing touch on your project. Call Larry and Lillie 924-4954.

SENIOR PORTRAITS Tired of the extravagant prices that photography studios charge for senior portraits? Instead of paying $300-600 or more for a few hours in a studio, think local instead. I’m a photography student with all the right equipment and can come to the location that suits you best. I charge $100 for 1-1.5 hours at one location, or $200 for 3 hours at two locations, both with unlimited photos and outfit changes. I will provide you with a CD of the best photos, retouched and with black & white or sepia options, with prints being extra. Call Randi Wilson at 509-998-4836 for more information or to set up an appointment today! SWIMMING LESSONS from a certified teacher just 5 minutes outside of Liberty Lake. $55 per child per two week session, Monday-Thursday for 45 minutes each day with sessions starting every two weeks starting June 20. Call 509-688-4942 for more information. The Wooden Shoe Authentic European Cuisine open everyday 7am-8pm for breakfast, lunch and dinner. “Schnitzel almost as big as a doormat.” 306 N. Spokane Street, Post Falls, Idaho, 208-262-9785.

TUTORING AVAILABLE Honor and Advanced Placement student available to tutor all ages. Contact: 475-0098.

WINDOW WASHING Pristine “clearly the best”. Window washing specializing in residential, commercial and new construction. Free estimates, guaranteed best prices, fully insured and licensed. Your Liberty Lake neighbor. Call 710-5196.

YOU’VE GOT IT “MAID” I am honest, reliable & have great references. I also have competitive rates. Let me help you! Call now and ask for Gail, 509-385-1008!

WANTED Collector paying $100 and more for older 4th of July T-shirts. Interested in certain years. Contact representative at 509-255-6131.

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 josh@


ATTEND COLLEGE online from Home. Medical, Business, Paralegal, Accounting, Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. Call 866-483-4429,


ANNOUNCE your festival for only pennies. Four weeks to 2.7 million readers statewide for about $1,000. Call Josh at The Splash at 242-7752 or 1-206-634-3838 for more details.


LOCAL PRIVATE INVESTOR loans money on real estate equity. I loan on houses, raw land, commercial property and property development. Call Eric at 800-563-3005,

HELP WANTED ATTN.: COMPUTER WORK. Work from anywhere 24/7. Up to $1,500 part time to $7,500/mo. full time. Training provided, INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL Exchange Representative: Earn supplemental income placing and supervising high school exchange students. Volunteer host families also needed. Promote world peace! 1-866-GO-AFICE or 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, www.


DIVORCE $135. $165 with children. No court appearances. Complete preparation. Includes, custody, support, property division and bills. BBB member. 503-772-5295,,


SAWMILLS - Band/Chainsaw - Spring sale - Cut lumber any dimension, anytime. Make money and save money. In stock ready to ship. Starting at $995. www., 1-800-578-1363Ext. 300N.


20 ACRE RANCH foreclosures Near Booming El Paso, Texas. Was $16,900, now $12,900, $0 down, take over payment, $99/mo. Beautiful views, owner financing. Free map/pictures, 800-343-9444.

LEGAL NOTICES City of Liberty Lake Notice of Decision Proposal File #: P-11-0001 Zoning: R-1, R-2, & O Proposal: Rocky Hill North Preliminary Plat Proposal Description: Subdivide 67.79 acres into 327 parcels + open space tracts General Location: North of Winrock St. & Bergamot Ave. (Parcel 55114.9096) Owner: Liberty Meadows, LLC (Judi Williams) Phone: 509-921-6097 Applicant: Rocky Hill, LLC (Joe Frank) Phone: 509-458-5860 Contact: Greenstone Management (Drew Benado) Phone: 509-458-5860 Application Date: 2/18/11 Determination of Completeness Issued: 3/16/11 Notice of Application Review: 3/23/11 - 4/6/11 Public Hearings: 5/25/11 & 7/5/11 SEPA Threshold Determination: Mitigated Determination of Nonsignificance (MDNS) SEPA Mitigation: See SEPA MDNS Issued 5/4/11 Notice of Decision Issued: 7/8/11 Appeal Closing Date: 7/29/11 City of Liberty Lake City Council Decision: Approved w/ Conditions An appeal of the final decision of the City Council can be made to Spokane County Superior Court as outlined in Judicial Appeal in City Development Code Section 10-4B-4(H). Appeals from the final decision of the City Council shall be made to the Spokane County Superior Court and must be filed as a land use petition at the superior court within twenty-one (21) calendar days of the date the written decision is signed. 1. Notice of the appeal and any other pleadings required to be filed with the court shall be served on the City Clerk and all persons identified in RCW 36.70C.040, within the applicable time period.

2. Costs of transcribing and preparing all records ordered certified by the court or desired by the appellant shall be borne by the appellant. Prior to the preparation of any records, the appellant shall post with the City Clerk, an advance fee deposit in the amount specified by the City Clerk. Any overage will be promptly returned to the appellant. This Notice of Decision has been provided to the applicant, the Spokane County Assessor, and to any person who, prior to the rendering of the decision, requested notice of the decision or submitted substantive comments on the application. A copy of the SEPA determination was previously provided to the Dept. of Ecology - Olympia, Dept. of Transportation - Spokane County, Other Reviewing Agencies, and the project applicant. The complete record in this matter, including this decision, is on file during the appeal period with the review authority listed below. Pursuant to RCW 36.70B.130, affected property owners may request a change in valuation for property tax purposes notwithstanding any program of revaluation. Location where application file may be viewed: City of Liberty Lake Planning & Building Services, 22710 E. Country Vista, Liberty Lake, WA 99019. Project information is also available on the City website at Questions may be directed to the Project Coordinator listed below. Review Authority - Project Coordinator: City of Liberty Lake - Amanda Tainio, Planning & Building Services Manager, Phone: 509-755-6708, Email: Date Notice of Decision (NOD) Issued: 7/8/11 Published Date & Paper: 7/14/11, Liberty Lake Splash Appeal Closing Date: 7/29/11


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Pets get pampered, prayed for in park

Splash photos by Randi Wilson and Chad Kimberley

Pam Reeff gives her dog, Cinderella, a treat during their dancing performance at the Canine Carnival and Pet Blessing in Pavillion Park on Saturday. Contests, games, balloon animals, music and complimentary dog washes were all part of the event, which was hosted by Summit Northwest Ministries to raise funds for local animal shelters. (Far right) Artist Kuyler Lange sketches a caricature of a dog.

Picking up speed

Boxing up supplies for troops Preschool and prekindergarten students at Meadow Wood Children’s Center recently collected items for a Marine Corp unit stationed in Afghanistan, where fathers of two children at the school are currently serving. They colored pictures for the troops and filled boxes with toiletries, beef jerky, nuts, books and more.

Splash photo by Josh Johnson

Kids with special needs were paired with a driver to race down Molter Road during Spokane East Rotary Club’s annual soap box derby on Saturday.

History: Neyland’s Grove

Photo courtesy of Ross and Kelli Schneidmiller

This circa 1911 photo captures the beach area at Neyland’s Grove on the northwest corner of Liberty Lake. The resort, featured in an article in the July 7 Splash, offered cabin and boat rentals.

Submitted photo

First-place finishers

Submitted photo

A soccer team made of some Liberty Lake girls recently took first place at the Kent Cornucopia Soccer Tournament in Kent, Wash. The team consists of (back row) Rianna Routson, Addie Jensen, Olivia Mayer, Gracie Miller, Alicia Lungu, Coach Will Miller, Coach Chaz Valdez; (front row) Kylie Beckett, Kylie Spangler, Stella Olander, Sailor Watson, Maggie Ames, Piper Lawson, Lexi Cook and Chelsea Koker.

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Splash Travels

TENNIS Continued from page 2

Six freshman distance runners from Central Valley High School took The Splash along for a run at the Prefontaine Classic held at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon. Pictured are Austin Seely, Matt Hommel, Eric Allen, Corey Hunter, Alan Hockett and Drew Keeve. Submitted photo

Submitted photo

Boy Scout Troop 413 took The Splash along on an overnight hike to Escure Ranch near Sprague, Wash. The scouts and their dads explored the 20-square-mile area of wide open, flood-torn landscape in the Cheney-Palouse Scablands.

BRIEFS Continued from page 4

Home Kiwanis, will speak on his trip to Norway during the Liberty Lake Kiwanis meeting on Wednesday at 6:45 a.m. in the upstairs room at Barlow's Restaurant, 1400 N. Meadowwood Lane. Members and guests will have the option of ordering breakfast off the menu. The public is invited to attend.

Singles’ group holds picnic A singles picnic, sponsored by Christian Singles Fellowship and other local singles ministries, will be held July 23 at Liberty Lake County Park. Starting with a hike at 8 a.m., there is

a full day of activities planned, including volleyball, swimming and games for all ages. At 12:30 p.m., a full barbecue lunch will be served. Children are welcome to attend. The event is free, but the cost for lunch is $5 for adults and $3 for kids under 12. Admittance to the park is $2 per person at the gate; ages 5 and under are free. Advance ticket purchase for lunch is required. To RSVP or reserve tickets, call Susie at 208-667-8692 or Marge at 9270304 by July 20.

Camp out in Pavillion Park Pitch a tent in Pavillion Park July 23 for a Family Campout hosted by Liberty Lake Kiwanis. The event coincides with the free movie


show up at Pavillion Park for music, vendors and lessons for the kids. Everything was free, and we had such a blast. It’s a bummer story about why that didn’t happen the second year, but it’s something we really want to bring back. Q: Is anything going on currently for new members to get involved in? A: Monday nights are Open Tennis Night at Rocky Hill Park from 6 to 8 p.m. It’s free; it’s for the community. Any age or skill level is welcome to show up. Who shows up and what people want to do will dictate what we end up doing. We’ve been doing it for a couple months now. Sometimes just a few people show up so we play singles or doubles matches. Another time a family with young kids showed up and they were up for doing some drills, so we did some fun drills. Q: Do you have anything else planned for the season? A: It’s already the middle of summer, and our quarterly newsletter just came out. Right now our big drive is just to get new members and more volunteers. These new people will have new ideas of their own, and we can all agree on something and move forward from there. Until we have more people that come forward and express an interest, we’re doing it as we go this year. We’ve had lots and lots of requests for tennis clinics, tennis lessons, a tennis league or social mixers. A lot of people are asking what’s available and what’s out there. Q: What does your membership look like? A: Right now, we have about 25 members and we’re expanding, even into other communities. We just got applications in from in the park, "Shrek 2." Cost is $12 per camper (ages 2 and under are free), and registration forms are available in The Splash. The camp starts with signing in between 5 and 6 p.m. and tent setup between 5 and 8 p.m. Pizza and hot dogs will be served for dinner between 6 to 8 p.m. A pancake breakfast will be served from 8 to 10 a.m. the following morning. Campers are asked to bring a tent, sleeping bag, pillow and warm clothes. Kiwanis asks that campers do not bring pets. For more information, contact Pat Dockrey at 926-3198 or pdockrey@ For a full list of community briefs, visit

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a couple families in Post Falls and Otis Orchards. We have members at all skill levels and all ages. I’d say the majority is young families, but we also have a few singles, a few seniors and a few couples who don’t have kids. It’s a pretty good mix. Q: What if someone is interested in learning more about tennis, but is totally green to the sport and maybe a little intimidated about joining up? A: It’s totally for any skill level. I know there are some people out there that are new. They’re beginners or maybe haven’t played in so many years that they’re at a beginner level. People hear “tennis association” and think, “Oh, I’m not a tennis player.” They may be reluctant or intimidated, but everything we do is for fun. One night we had a group of totally new beginners and then another group of slightly advanced players. We just split them up. The advanced players broke out into doubles matches, and the beginners practiced basic techniques on the other court. Q: If people want to get involved, how do they go about it? A: One great way is to come by Rocky Hill Park for the Open Tennis Night on a Monday evening. I’m there every Monday night and we have membership applications and past newsletters there. I’m always happy to answer any questions. Another way is to search for us on Facebook or check out our website at Q: What does the future of LLCTA look like? A: If we were on the corner every night in Liberty Lake for a week, I bet our membership would skyrocket. That’s because everyone is interested in tennis at least on some level. The reason we don’t have 125 members is just because we’re still trying to get the word out. That’s what we’re all about right now.

LEGALS Continued from page 17 The person named below has been appointed and has qualified as Personal Representative 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 Personal Representative or the Personal Representative’s 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 Personal Representative 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 First Publication: Personal Representative:

July 7, 2011 Kimberly M. Dodd

Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ James F. Topliff, WSBA #11632 Attorneys for Personal Representative EVANS, CRAVEN & LACKIE, P.S. 818 W. Riverside, Suite 250 Spokane, WA 99201-0910 (509) 455-5200

E-Mail them to or drop them by the office at 2310 N. Molter Road, Suite 305

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1st Annual

Camp out under the stars,

American Cancer Society

Relay For Life of Liberty Lake

enjoy a variety of familyfriendly games, activities, entertainment and great food during the “1st annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Liberty Lake,” all while raising money to help find a cure for cancer.

Call your friends, family members, co-workers or classmates and invite them to form or join a team!

For more information about how you can form or join a team, or to serve on the planning committee, contact Jennifer Kronvall at 509-242-8303, email

Join us for the Relay For Life of Liberty Lake on August 5th and 6th Meadowwood Technology Campus 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 a.m.


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