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She signed it (So did 260 others.) How the successful petition effort by Mary Munger and her team will require voters to reconsider the structure of government in Liberty Lake. PAGES 12-13

ITALIAN FESTIVAL: The American Italian Club brings a taste of Italy to the Liberty Lake Farmers Market P. 16

TAX TALKS: Some talk, but no action as the need for the city’s utility tax came before Council P. 13


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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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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.

community Calendar JULY 21 Noon: Liberty Lake Centennial Rotary meeting, Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District building, 22510 E. Mission Ave. JULY 23 8 a.m.: Singles’ picnic, Liberty Lake County Park, 3707 Zephyr Road 9 a.m.-1 p.m.: Italian Festival, Liberty Lake Farmers Market, 1421 N. Meadowwood Lane. 5 p.m.: Liberty Lake Kiwanis Family Campout, Pavillion Park 8-10:30 p.m.: Teen dance, Meadowwood Technology Campus, 2100 N. Molter Road JULY 25 11 a.m.-2 p.m.: Liberty Lake Senior Lunch Program, Liberty Lake City Hall, 22710 E. Country Vista Drive 6:30 p.m.: Central Valley School Board meeting, 19307 E. Cataldo JULY 26 5:30 p.m.: Liberty Lake Community Theatre monthly meeting, Liberty Lake Starbucks, 1233 N. Liberty Lake Road 6 p.m.: FRIENDS of the Liberty Lake Municipal Library meeting, 23123 E. Mission Ave. JULY 27 6:45 a.m.: Liberty Lake Kiwanis meeting, Barlows Restaurant, 1400 N. Meadowwood 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 5:45 p.m.: Liberty Lake Toastmasters, Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District building, 22510 E. Mission Ave.

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Community Briefs Singles’ group holds picnic A singles’ picnic, sponsored by Christian Singles Fellowship and other local singles’ ministries, will be held Saturday at Liberty Lake County Park, 3707 Zephyr Road. 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 927-0304.

Teens invited to local dance Teenagers ages 14 to 18 are invited to a dance from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of the Meadowwood Technology Campus, 2100 N. Molter Road. Hosted by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the evening will include music, dancing and refreshments. Conservative dress standards are required including collared shirts for men and loosefitting clothing for women. Attendees are requested to not wear shorts or T-shirts. For more information, contact shaun@

Camp out in Pavillion Park Pitch a tent in Pavillion Park Saturday for a Family Campout hosted by Liberty Lake Kiwanis. Check in begins 5 p.m. Saturday. The event coincides with the free movie in the park, "Shrek 2." Cost is $12 per camper (ages 2 and under are free), which includes Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast.

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Dusk Saturday at Pavillion Park: Showing of “Shrek 2” In this sequel to the popular “Shrek,” Fiona’s parents invite her and Shrek to the palace to celebrate their marriage and discover the newlyweds are ogres. The film is rated PG.

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Meeting time for LLCT changed The monthly meeting for the Liberty Lake Community Theatre group has been changed to Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Liberty Lake Starbucks, 1233 N. Liberty Lake Road. For more information, go to

Kiwanis to discuss projects The public is invited to attend the Liberty Lake Kiwanis meeting on Wednesday at 6:45 a.m. in the upstairs room at Barlow's Restaurant, 1400 N. Meadowwood. Members and guests will have the option of ordering breakfast off the menu. The July 27 meeting will be focused on Kiwanis projects happening during August and September.

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.

Community invited to LL Days Returning for a second year, Liberty Lake Days will be held July 29 and 30 with a downtown car cruise and street dance on Friday followed by a car show and carnival in Pavillion Park on Saturday. The Friday night car cruise featuring classic and collectible vehicles will be from 7 to 9 p.m. through downtown Liberty Lake. 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 the cruise as well as a street dance. On Saturday, the event will move to Pavillion Park from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and feature a car show, games, dance contest, food and vendors. Most of the games and attractions are free of charge. For more information, visit or call 755-6726.

Lion’s to offer free health checks The Liberty Lake Lion’s Club is sponsoring a Health Screening Van during Liberty Lake Days on July 30 in the Pavillion Park parking lot. The service will offer free health checks from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for sight, hearing and diabetes.

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Traffic along Valleyway Avenue and Lakeside Road will be detoured for about eight weeks while crews install a long-awaited bike path and sidewalk along the section of road from Timberfield to Lindeblad lanes. A version of the path was originally part of an improvement agreement made by the developer of the hillside Bella Lago neighborhood. A group of residents made an impassioned plea to the Liberty Lake City Council in February 2010 after the Bella Lago developer asked the city to pardon him from the improvement responsibilities. Residents, city leaders and the developer then hashed out a modified plan to install a 6-foot sidewalk on the golf course side of the curve, which the city expected the developer to install late last year. When progress again reached a stalemate, city officials were able to secure funding for the project through a federal grant. The grant also provides for a rest stop along L O G O U S A G E the walk with a bench designed by a local artist. Community Development Director G” SCALES WITH LOGO Doug Smith said the project should last until mid-September. Throughout the project, drivers can expect to see single-lane and full road closures along Valleyway. While the orange signs have appeared on Valleyway, other planned The GRANITE TRANSFORMATIONS logo should be street mainteGet the durable beauty of granite, without the headaches and hassles of new nance projects lack definitive timelines, but positive Black & Orange on a white background Smith said projects should start in early Aucountertop installation. Our superior granite surface is bonded permanently gust. He said over your existing countertop and installs whenever in most kitchens in a day. It’s nonpossible. To ensure legibility, affected the homes on each street would be given notice with door hangers staining, maintenance-free and backed by a LIFETIME WARRANTY. arrive. GRANITE TRANSFORMATIONS before logo crews should always When theofprojects were approved in • Durable, Lasting Beauty •be Non-Staining, Non-Porous surrounded by a minimum amount the “G”


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• Identity theft — At 12:50 p.m. July 16, LLPD received a report of an identity theft and forgery at Bank of America, 1220 N. Liberty Lake Road. Officers were dispatched to the bank for a forgery in progress occurring at the drive-through. The complainant advised that two females were attempting to cash a forged check. When the suspects learned law enforcement had been called, they fled the area in an SUV. The vehicle was last seen travelling eastbound on Appleway Avenue. The officer checked the area and could not locate the suspects. • Theft — At 9 a.m. July 16, LLPD received a report of a theft that occurred at Albertsons at 9:45 p.m. July 11. The loss prevention department of the store notified LLPD saying three juvenile suspects entered the store and each took a 30-can pack of Miller High Life beer from the store, fleeing on foot. The store provided copies of the pictures of the three suspects. The case was assigned to Bourgeois for followup investigation. • Vehicle damage — At 11:30 a.m. July 17, LLPD received a report of property damage to a vehicle that occurred the prior evening while parked at Pavillion Park. The complainant stated that unknown sus-

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Liberty Lake is scheduled to receive its annual treatment for Eurasian water milfoil, a noxious weed that chokes lakes and rivers with thick mats of weeds, sometime next week. Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District recently announced the treatment will take place sometime between July 25 and 29. The target date is Monday, and any necessary follow-up treatments will happen the week of Aug. 15. BiJay Adams, the district’s lake protection manager, said the area to be treated is 6 acres, less than 1 percent of the 710acre lake. The district is using 2,4-D, a state-permitted, aquatic herbicide used by the district for more than a decade. “Milfoil is a noxious weed in the state of Washington” Adams said. “If left unmanaged, it would crowd out native vegetation and habitat and make the lake unusable for boaters and swimmers.” Signs describing any water-use restrictions or advisories will be posted in the treated areas, he said. For additional information about the treatment, contact Adams at 370-1574.

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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 Saturday. Enjoy wood-fired pizza and hotdogs cooked on site, 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

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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 register and pay online at, 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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People’s Choice Successful petition means voters will decide whether to change to Council-Manager government

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Voters in the city of Liberty Lake will choose in November whether to change the city’s structure of government, thanks to a recent petition signed by more than 260 residents. By Kelly Moore Splash Staff Writer

Residents accomplished on Monday something the City Council did not last month, adding to the November ballot a proposal to change Liberty Lake’s city government structure. After a Council vote June 21 in which Mayor Wendy Van Orman broke a tie with her vote against sending a change-of-government measure to the ballot, residents took the matter into their own hands with a successful petition. It was verified by the Spokane County Elections Office Monday. Liberty Lake residents formed the Committee for Better Government and took the petition door-to-door, collecting more than 260 signatures. “I think it’s fair to say that 90 percent of the people we talked to responded positively and signed our petition,” committee member Mary Munger said. The proposition calls on voters to decide whether or not to adopt the council-manager form of government and abandon the mayor-council form of government. City ordinances currently mandate a mayor-council-administrator form of government, but with the administrator posi-

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Liberty Lake resident Mary Munger stands in front of City Hall, where she hopes a CouncilManager form of government will take charge in 2012. tion neither staffed nor funded, the city’s operations run like a mayor-council form of government. With this organization, the mayor, elected by popular vote, is charged with managing city employees and operations. Only the mayor has authority to hire or fire department heads, and a city administrator would help carry out the mayor’s duties. Should the proposed council-manager form of government proposition pass in the November election, the change would make the mayor’s position appointed by a vote of the Council rather than one elected by popular vote. However, ultimate executive authority would be held by a city manager that can be hired and fired with a popular vote of the Council.

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Mayoral candidates seeking position that may not exist

With a mayoral race already on November’s ballot, City Attorney Sean Boutz has said that if the change of proposition should pass and remove the mayoral position, the elected mayor would become a temporary eighth Council member serving a four-year term. Now that the new proposition on the ballot, mayoral candidates Josh Beckett, a current Council member, and Steve Peterson, Liberty Lake’s former mayor, discussed the peculiarity of running for a position in limbo. “I think it’d be unfair to say it wouldn’t affect the campaign,” Beckett said. “Both Steve and I need to make a case for a strong mayor form of government.” In regards to the Committee for Better Government, Peterson said he thinks the members are unhappy with the lag in progress on certain city projects. “I know they want change, and they prob-



ably deserve change,” Peterson said. “The issue is: do we need a change of government or a change in leadership?” Peterson said the proposition wouldn’t affect his plans for campaigning — he’s still planning to meet with citizens to let them know his vision for the city. “The mayor in our form of government is directly accountable to the people,” Peter-

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Before organizing a formal petition, the committee members urged Council members to ad the proposition to the November ballot by resolution. The issue split the current Council, with some saying the change is a bad idea while others said the choice should be up to voters. “I don’t oppose our citizens having a right to take a vote,” Council Member Judi Owens said in a June 7 meeting. “I just really don’t support the change of form of government. I would rather not do that. I believe we have the right form of government.” The Council discussed the change in great detail, even calling in consultant Stan McNutt to discuss the pros and cons of each form of government before ultimately rejecting the resolution. In the end,

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son said. “In the other form of government, the city manager is only accountable to a handful of people. Big difference.” He added that a Council with diverse opinions needed a “driving force” coming from a strong mayor to drive the vision for the city. Beckett, has spoken openly about the need for a city administrator, saying one of his first orders of business would be recruiting the best possible person for the job.

a thin majority decided the issue was best left to the petition process. Council members Josh Beckett, Cris Kaminskas and Odin Langford voted in favor of passing the resolution and Owens, David Crump and Susan Schuler voted against it. With Council Member Ryan Romney absent, Van Orman broke the tie with a “nay” vote, stating confidence in the current structure. With the petition validated, Boutz said the next step is for the city to prepare a ballot title for the elections office. He said he would work with the city clerk to make sure all the legal requirements are met, adding that the process should be brief. Munger said the committee’s next step would be primarily outreach efforts to explain the choices on the ballot and the rationale behind a change. For more information on the committee, call Munger at 255-6545. Beckett was one of the most outspoken Council advocates for putting the proposition on the ballot, though stressing it wasn’t because he thought a change was appropriate. “I didn’t think it’d be appropriate to take a stance in opposition if that meant voters wouldn’t get their right to decide,” Beckett explained. “Ultimately, this is an issue much larger than the Council.” Still, Beckett agrees with other Council members who say the current form of government is what’s best for the city. “I believe we need to have a strong mayor form of government, and I haven’t heard a valid argument otherwise,” he said.

Comparing the Mayor-Council and Council-Manager Forms of Government Functions



Legislative authority



Executive authority

Elected mayor

Appointed manager

Selection of CEO

Popularly elected

Appointed by council on the basis of experience

Removal of CEO

Recall election

Removed by a majority vote of the council

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4-year term


Tenure of council

4-year term

4-year term

Appointment of department heads

Mayor (with council confirmation if provided)

Manager (no council confirmation)

Removal of department heads





Manager has no veto

Policy development

Mayor can propose

Manager can recommend

Policy implementation



Underlying principles

Separation of powers Political leadership Strong central executive

Separation of politics from administration Promotion of economy and efficiency through professional management Strong central executive

Source: Stan McNutt, consultant

No adjustment made to utility tax at review Some Council members hope ‘bridge’ tax will be reduced or eliminated in coming budget season

Greenstone Commercial Managing Director Wayne Frost spoke to the Council about two businesses, a retailer and a manufacturer, that chose to locate in Post Falls and Spokane Valley, saying the utility tax was “paramount” in their decisions. “All of this has happened without a compelling reason,” said Frost, who also served along with several Liberty Lake By Kelly Moore business people on the Chamber taskforce. Splash Staff Writer “We learned that you had a budget shortLIBERTY LAKE — Utility tax conver- fall that didn’t exist. The forecasts were sation peppered Tuesday’s City Council all over the board. … Any (entity) that meeting, popping up in citizens com- brings a budget forward that says it’s goments, workshop discussion and Council ing to spend between $10,000 and $50,000 member reports, but no decisions were on office supplies made or proposed doesn’t know how for an adjustment “We will be looking at the to budget.” to the 6 percent tax over the next several Council and fitax on electric, gas, nance committee garbage, telephone months. Personally, I would like member Josh Beckand cable services nothing more than to decrease ett later expressed to Liberty Lake citiappreciation for zens and businesses. the percentage or repeal it Frost’s comments, Mayor Wendy completely.” but asked the Van Orman reportCouncil to put the — council member david crump information in pered to the Council a to-date collection of spective, noting a $586,628.54. When 600-employee call the Council apcenter that chose to proved the current budget, $825,000 was locate in Liberty Lake and another busianticipated for the entire year – 71 percent ness that chose to expand — all despite the of which is already collected. utility tax. “In the first six months, we’ve brought in Van Orman also presented a draft oralmost the entire amount of the projected dinance to establish an annual utility tax shortfall,” Council Member Susan Schuler rebate program for the city’s low-income said. “I always thought of this as if it was senior and low-income disabled populalike a bridge loan to get us over the hump. tion. I never ever, ever thought it would be a The ordinance clarifies qualifiers for permanent tax.” the rebate program and establishes an While no decisions were made, Van Or- application procedure. A first read of the man said the discussion would continue ordinance is expected at the next Council throughout the coming months as the city meeting Aug. 2. prepares for the 2012 budgeting season. Both the rebate program and a sixShe said getting a finance director hired month review were mandated in the ordiand familiar with the situation is crucial nance that established the utility tax when to progress on the issue, as well as incorporating finance committee recommenda- it was passed last October. tions. In other business: “We will be looking at the tax over the • The council adopted Ordinance No. next several months,” said Council Mem- 194 granting the right to franchise to Zayo ber David Crump, who serves on the fi- Group LLC and its affiliates for the operanance committee. “Personally, I would like tion of a telecommunications system in nothing more than to decrease the per- the city of Liberty Lake. centage or repeal it completely.” • Van Orman announced her participaAs chair of the Government Affairs Com- tion in a pie-eating contest at Liberty Lake mittee of the Greater Spokane Valley Cham- Days where she’ll go up against Spokane ber of Commerce, Avista Regional Busi- Valley Mayor Tom Towey and Central ness Manager Nancy Holmes addressed Valley School District Superintendent Ben the Council in regards to the findings of a Small. Chamber-driven utility tax taskforce. She • Three Council members were not said the taskforce found a majority of the present at the meeting: Odin Langford, tax being paid by businesses. Judi Owens and Ryan Romney.

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Going outside to play By Chad Kimberley Splash Staff Writer

The creek ran along the back side of my neighborhood. It was a special place for all the guys on the block. It is where we tried to catch and trap animals with our bare hands. It was also the place where a rope and a tree created a whole day of swinging and splashing. During the winter months, when the creek bed was only filled with snow, it became a bobsled course of epic proportions. This creek was the greatest place in the world. And for that reason, I never want to go back and see it again. Why, you ask? It is simple. I know that creek can’t be as good as my mind made it in those early days as a kid. If I were to go back to central Iowa, odds are the creek bed is only a couple of feet deep versus the “Grand Canyon of the Midwest” I believed it was. I wouldn’t be surprised if the whole creek bed is now a block of back yards and garages since it bumped up next to an elementary school. But for a few years that small area of green space was the source of “Raiders of the Lost Ark” re-enactments, brutal and bloody king-of-the-hill battles and hours upon hours of running, climbing, exploring and diving. It was the place we would retreat to when our parents yelled, “Go outside and play!” Unfortunately in the 25 years since my time in the creek bed, the concept of gooutside-and-play has changed a lot in our culture. Parents are a little more leery of their kids running up and down the streets and through the sprinklers of each house on the block. Technology now allows kids to stay inside and “simulate” running and exploring on the newest video game system versus trying it out firsthand. And open green space is often consumed by development in growing communities. But then there is Liberty Lake. Somehow they seemed to have missed the memo on the changes in our culture. When my family and I moved here four summers ago, what I discovered I loved the most was that nature was all around

me. I could hike, I could swim, I could explore. Most importantly, so could my kids. This community makes it very easy to recapture some of that inner child. And since there isn’t necessarily a giant creek bed nearby for my kids to play in, I thought we would go on a hike and a dive to satisfy that longing I have to be a kid again. The hike portion of our day took us to one of our favorite family spots — the Liberty Lake County Park. We packed a lunch, slipped on our tennis shoes and headed out to hike. We decided to check out the beaverdamaged path assuming it would be a lot more fun to explore. We were right. I say “beaver-damaged” only from the standpoint that the path is now flooded due to beaver damming which has created an awesome (in the words of my daughter) challenge trail. The flooded trail now had numerous tree stumps, wooden planks and rocks for hikers to hop, skip and jump their way through. I felt like I was Pitfall Harry jumping on crocodile heads and logs to make my way across the screen. What I loved is that my kids thought the same (although I had to find the old game “Pitfall” on YouTube so they could appreciate the connection). After the adventurous start and a quick bite to eat, the kids were starting to get a bit anxious for the second part of our afternoon — cooling off in the lake. So after a few more moments of forced marching, we decided to wrap up the hike and hit the water. This is one of those things I love about where I live. In a matter of minutes, I can go from hiking up a hill to diving down into a lake. It is in these moments I have to appreciate the differences of where I currently live versus my flatland childhood days in Iowa. Granted it is pretty cool to be able to stand on top of a house and see miles in any direction, but the Midwest is a bit limited in its elevation changes. After the younger kids strapped on their lifejackets and my oldest daughter Bri put on her goggles, we rushed into the lake and immediately felt the cool relief of the water. Right off the bat, Bri suggested we do some fishing. For the sake of full disclosure, I confess that I do not have a Washington fishing license. But before the proper officials come hunt me down, let me explain our version of fishing.

Pitfall Brianna navigates her way along the flooded path at the Liberty Lake County Park. Below, the Kimberley kids don’t hesitate to get into the water and cool off after an afternoon hike.

Splash photos by Chad Kimberley

We dive down and try to get right next to the fish without them heading for the safety of deeper waters. Essentially we like to see ourselves as ocean explorers who get as close as possible to the animals without disrupting their natural habitat. At times I try to use my cat -like reflexes to snag a fish, but I have yet to succeed in my three years of “fishing.” After a few minutes, our fishing turns to floating as the kids and I soak in the rays, the hills on the horizon and just hang out together. Our Mayberry moment passes quickly as some of the girl’s friends make

their way over and start chatting. I head to the shore to watch my son, Jonathan, play on the beach for a while before we head home. I do miss the creek bed of my early years. But as I see my kids wiped out from a full day of playing outdoors, I am thankful. When I tell my kids to go outside and play, I know they have plenty of options… as do I. This is the fourth installment of a summer column series Chad Kimberley is writing about recapturing his inner child.

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auditioning and things like that. That ends on July 15, and then the opening ceremony for the World Championships is on July 17. Q: Who have you been working with as part of that camp? A: Adrian R’Mante, Cameron Goodman and Tanya Chisholm are a few. We’ve worked with other ones too. It’s been pretty good. It’s been kind of strenuous because it’s 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Q: Are you nervous for the competition? A: Not really. I’m more of a dayby-day person. Q: I understand it’s an invitation-only event. How does someone go about receiving an invitation to this kind of big competition? A: Well, at the end of the local Celebrity Actor’s Camp in Spokane, the agency, which is called Nova Talent International, sent over two agents. We did a monologue that we had been working on with Adrian (R’Mante). We performed it for the two agents, and if they liked us, then we were in. He picked most of us who got into the agency. Q: So it was Adrian that per-

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news/profiles sonally invited you then? A: Pretty much. Q: Have you done any kind of competitions like this before, or is this your first one? A: Well, I haven’t done any big conferences like this before. I’ve taken other acting classes but this is like the first major one I’ve taken, and I’ve never had to leave home to do it. Q: When did you start performing? A: I’ve been acting since I was six months old. (Editor’s note: Her mother, Tricia Petrinovich, said Piper was baby Jesus in a church Christmas pageant for her first performance.) Q: What made you want to be an entertainer? A: I love acting, and it’s just a God-given talent. It’s fun too. Acting is just talking in front of people, which I do every day. And it’s fun to portray other characters and get to experiment with them. Q: Who inspires you? A: Probably my mom. She’s been directing our church Christmas and Easter plays since I was a baby up to when I was about7 or 8. And when we moved to Liberty Lake, she did that for a little while and then stopped, and I started doing Christian Youth Theater (CYT) when I was 7.

Q: Have any other relatives been involved in your acting endeavors or just your mom? A: Lots of members of my family have been involved in acting for a while. My mom and my dad did acting and they were in school plays too. But they’ve never done movies or anything like that. Q: What productions have you been involved in recently? A: Not really any, training wise. But I recently finished CYT’s “Alice in Wonderland.” My main role was Stephanie, the Red Queen’s assistant. I was also a villager, a bookstore worker and one more I can’t remember. Q: Out of all the productions, is there a particular role that’s been your favorite? A: Probably Gladys Herdman in “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.” That’s one of my favorite books. I did that role when I was 9. Q: Is there a play or musical production that you’d like to perform in someday? A: We recently saw “Wicked” at the INB Performing Arts Theater in Spokane. But if someday I could be on Broadway, that would probably be my number one choice. Q: So is your biggest acting goal to be on Broadway? A: Yeah, that would be really amazing.

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Italian Festival spices up LL Farmers Market By Kelly Moore Splash Staff Writer

The American Italian Club of Spokane will return to the Liberty Lake Farmers Market to host the 4th annual Italian Festival this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The “Festivale Italiano” is a community celebration of the American-Italian tradition. The group is going with a somewhat pared down version from last year’s event after facing the deaths of two beloved club members within days earlier this month. Former presidents and longtime members Charlie Vingo and Wayne Rohme passed away just as the club started the festivalplanning phase. Club Vice President Holli Parker said the deaths rattled the club, but carrying on the festival was something they never questioned. “We’re going to have the tried and true basics there,” Parker said. This includes perhaps the most familiar Italian Festival fixture: an 11-foot replica of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. A photographer will be on hand for free pictures in front of the tower with props.

“Charlie (Vingo) loved having the tower out and about — it was his pride and joy,” Parker said. “Now, this year, it’s even more meaningful to have it out there.” Still, the festival revolves around fine Italian food. Cooking demonstrations are scheduled throughout the day, and Parker said vendors usually have Italian-themed specials. The American Italian Club of Spokane has a bake sale at the festival where they sell cookies made from their grandmothers' recipes. Proceeds from the sales will benefit the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism. “It’s more about promoting the club than it is about getting out there and selling stuff,” Parker said. “That’s what our club is about.” New this year, opera singer Adriano Ferraro is scheduled to perform opera demonstrations. The club hopes to expand the festival back to a two-day event next year with activities in the park the Friday before the market, Parker said. For more information, visit

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An 11-foot replica of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, a staple fixture of the Italian Festival, will be on display Saturday at the Liberty Lake Farmers Market.

Kiwanis takes reigns of Family Campout Community members invited to camp at Pavillion Park this weekend

be another option for dinner which will be available from 6 to 8 p.m. At dusk on Saturday, “Shrek 2” will be shown in the park. There will be a sausage and pancake breakfast the following morning from 8 to 10 a.m.

By Julia Marquiss Splash Intern

This year, the Family Campout torch was passed from Greenstone Homes to the Liberty Lake Kiwanis Foundation. Kiwanis members are putting on the event which begins at 5 p.m. Saturday and wraps up at 10 a.m. Sunday in Pavillion Park. Pat Dockrey, a Kiwanis member who has been involved in the campout since its beginning in 2009, said it was a logical takeover since Kiwanis had already provided the meals for the campout in years past. He said Kiwanis decided to extend the event simply because it’s a fun project, and the group has received a lot of positive feedback in past years during the Sunday breakfast. “I hope we can grow this over the next few years and make it an event that people look forward to each spring,” says Dockrey.

Because the campout is charging only $12 per camper (ages 2 and under and free), Dockrey said Kiwanis is not anticipating making a lot of money so this event will be more of a community service. Any funds raised will go to the Kiwanis Foundation for scholarships. “(Our scholarships) aren’t just for the senior-in-high-school-going-to-WSU type of thing,” Dockrey said. “We also fund trade schools. This past year we gave a scholarship for a beauty school.” Splash file photo

Liberty Lake Kiwanis is hosting the Family Campout this weekend in Pavillion Park. The camp starts with check in between 5 and 6 p.m. and tent setup between 5 and 8 p.m. Campers are asked to bring a tent,

sleeping bag, pillow and warm clothes. For this year’s campout, Dockrey said Kiwanis will have a portable wooden oven for cooking pizzas. Hot dogs will

Dockrey said the easiest way to register is to sign up online at www.liberty-lake. People can also use the mail-in forms provided in The Splash or sign up the night of the campout during check in from 5 to 6 p.m. For additional questions, contact Dockrey at 926-3198 or pdockrey@


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Sports Brief Jet skiers compete on tour Two Liberty Lake residents, Shawn Blackburn and Derrick Helm, recently placed among the leaders during the third and fourth rounds of the Northwest Jet Sports Tour, according to a press release. During round three of the competition in Pateros, Wash., which was held this past weekend, Blackburn placed fourth in the beginner ski limited division. Helm earned a first place finish in the Pro-Am Ski GP and the Expert Ski Limited divisions. Round four of the competition saw Helm repeat by earning first place finishes

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Scoreboard in the same categories. Rounds five and six of the tour will be held on Sept. 24-25 on Lake Chelan.

Join LL Running Club Runners and walkers of all skill levels are invited to join together for a threemile loop on Thursdays at 6 p.m. The Liberty Lake Running Club meets in the foyer of Palenque Mexican Restaurant at 5:45 p.m. Strollers and walkers are welcome to join the social group. For more information, call Kathy Whybrew at 927-9372.

SEND US YOUR SPORTS! Think your results belong on the scoreboard? If you’re from Liberty Lake and you play a sport, then they certainly do. Or maybe you have a team photo you’d like to pass along. Either way, The Splash wants submitted information from or about Liberty Lake residents. E-mail the information to or drop it by our office at 2310 N. Molter Road, Suite 305.

Cobra Fire heats up the field

Community Golf 6/27 Painted Hills Ladies Executive League Flight A: gross, Caroline Wyatt, 46; net, Stacey Heaton, 37 Flight B: gross, Cindy Renz, 54; net, Nina Bartlett, 36 Flight C: gross Mary Hager, 58; net, Jen Jensen, 39 Flight D: gross, Marla Lucas, 60; net, Nancy Moore, 34 Chip-ins: Mary Hager #3 and Linda Garves #2 7/8 Liberty Lake Couples' Golf Low net back nine First: Craig James Second: Bob Sawyer Third: Bus Hudlow and Don McIntosh First: Elaine Gregerson Second: Marie Baker Third: Gloria Sawyer and Pat Billingsley 7/12 Liberty Lake Women's 18-Hole Golf Club Member/guest Rock Tournament First place low net, 67: Honey Conlon, Janie Thacker, Linda Strom, Trudy Jacobson Second place low net, 69 (card off for tie breaker): Cheryl Hull, Janet Skaife, Suzi Stone, Sandy McLaughlin Third place low net, 69 (card off for tie breaker): Lee Sonderman, Marie Nelson, Janis Smith, Mary Ann Wilharm

7/13 Ladies Meadowwood 18- Hole League Tournament to honor groundskeepers First flight, gross: Sharon Schoen, Gisue Peters-Chun, Austin Persley, Ryan Pitkonen, 71 First flight, net: Cheryl Hull, Frances Martin, Janet Skaife, Sean Northington, 59 Second flight, gross: Lee Sonderman, Marie Nelson, Tucker Seitz, 80 Second flight, net: Patsy Lynn, Bette Harmon, Jean Hatcher, Kevin Grady, 60 Third flight, net: Sue Meyer, Carol Schultz, Chrissie Tamura, Rob Carey, 61 7/14 Liberty Lake 9-Hole Golf First flight: gross, Linda Church, 45; net, Joyce Jacobs and Mary Ann Grannell, 41 Second flight: gross, Nancy Lampe, 58; net, Bette Devine and Lorraine Martin, 40 Third flight: gross, Emma Long, 59; net, Pat Reiter, 35 7/15 Liberty Lake Couples' Golf Low Net First: Wayne Bass, 63 Second: Bob Marshall, 64 Third: Bob Keene and Kelly Lancaster, 65 First: Cece Marshall, 65 Second: Marilyn Keene, 71 Third: Colleen Wisenor, 73

Winners celebrate at Liberty Lake Classic Junior Golf Northwest held the Liberty Lake Classic earlier this month at Liberty Lake and MeadowWood Golf Courses. Some of the winners included (left to right) Ryan Brown, Kyle Thomas, Connor Ramm, Hailey Warren, Brennan Stillinger, Stephen Roller and Joel Christensen. Submitted photo

Hoopfest Champs Submitted photo

Dog House Grooming went undefeated this year at Hoopfest to win their bracket for the second consecutive year. The team was made up of Liberty Lake residents Mark Dickeson, Jeff Sabins, Sam Quick and Tayo Van Marle.

The Boys U-11 Cobra Fire soccer team was undefeated in the Olivia Chaffin Memorial Tournament held in Spokane last month. Pictured are (back row) Reece Bumgarner, Ben Church, Jacob Parker, Dillon Dennis, JJ Williamson, Coach Tony Dinaro; (front row) Guiliano Dinaro, Gage Engel, Ethan Williams, Jeff Friedman and Cameron Whitcher. (Liberty Lake residents are highlighted in bold.)

Valley Girl Triathlon victor

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Spokane Elite soccer team takes first Jennifer Richey of Liberty Lake took first place for her age group, 25-29, in the Valley Girl Triathlon earlier this month. She was the first Liberty Lake participant to cross the finish line and placed ninth overall in the competition.

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The Spokane Elite U-11girls team recently won first place in the Spokane Cup Tournament. Pictured are (front row) Brynn Van Oren, Macy Neal, Kailyn Labrosse, Alexa Oliver, Lauren Chester; (back row) Rachel Stevenson, Makena Dodson, Payt'n Williamsom, Kate Sams, Madylyn Simmelink, Alyssa Molina, Raelee Rowland, Marissa Bankey and coach Mike Oliver. (Players from Liberty Lake are highlighted in bold.) Submitted photo

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Mojo’s music makes waves on lake

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Organizer Thomas Specht captured this panoramic view of the concert at Beachcombers Beach Club Friday night. Whether listening on the beach or by boat, concert-goers were treated to the tunes of local band Mojo.

Splash photos by Randi Wilson

Splash Travels

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Mark and Marlice Aronson of Liberty Lake took The Splash along for a visit to Venice, Italy in June.

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Central Valley High School DECA students brought The Splash along to their competition at the International Career Development Conference in Orlando, Fla. Pictured are Michael Barnhart, Kendra Reilly, Kaitlin Wulf, Connor Stephenson, Roni Dringle and Spencer Stephenson. (Liberty Lake residents are highlighted in bold.)

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Rebecca Usai and her husband took The Splash along on their honeymoon in Puerto Vallarta in February, where they posed in from of the ocean at their resort. The trip was a wedding gift for the newlyweds who tied the knot in August.


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In Biz Rockin’ B offers Thursday shows, presents special comedy Rockin’ B Ranch has added Thursday shows to its schedule through the end of August. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for a preshow followed by dinner and the main stage show at 8 p.m. A comedy titled, “Poor Again…Dagnabbit!” will be presented July 31. Doors open at 5 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m. and the show at 7 p.m. The cost for the show, written by Patrick F. McManus and starring Tim Behrens, is $39 for adults and $10 for kids 10 and under. For more information, go to

According to a press release, Ptera has over 150 transmitters in Spokane County and northern Idaho. The release said the company has also increased speeds on all packages without raising prices. Ptera, who moved into the Meadowwood Technology Campus in May, offers wireless internet solutions to provide customers with broadband and phone service.

STCU announces new VP

Ptera expands coverage Ptera Wireless announced last week it will be extending its coverage into Idaho to provide service for customers in Coeur d’Alene, Rathdrum and Post Falls.


Patsy Gayda was recently named STCU’s vice president, branches. According to a news release, Gayda began her work at the credit union as a teller in 1985 and became director of branch operations in 2004. In that posi-

tion, she was instrumental in opening several STCU branches, including the Liberty Lake location. Gayda holds a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Washington University and a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Gonzaga University. She also serves as treasurer for the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce and is on the board for Women Helping Women.

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Itron installs technology in Texas

The package includes a room that can accommodate up to 10 guests along with a variety of activities involving stuffed, fluffy friends. Cake and drinks may be brought in, and favors and photos can be added to the package for a fee.

Itron announced earlier this month it has installed more than 150,000 gas meter communication modules in Houston, Texas, for CenterPoint Energy. The modules use radio signals to transmit data to a device mounted to CenterPoint Energy vehicles, thus eliminating the need for meter readers to enter customers’ yards. The project, which is set to be completed by 2013, will eventually include 1.2 million

Liberty Lake-based Itron provides smart metering, data collection and utility software systems for nearly 8,000 utilities worldwide.

Business booking kid parties Lollipop Lemondrop is now offering party packages at its store location, 23129 E. Mission Avenue, Suite A.

To find out more or reserve a party date, call 927-2005. In Biz features Liberty Lake-connected business items. Contact The Splash with business news at

‘PawsAbilities’ drive held for local shelters

Splash photos by Janet Pier

Century 21 Beutler & Associates conducted a “PawsAbilities” pet fair and food drive last week in their parking lot. They collected pet food and supplies to be distributed to the Spokane Humane Society, SpokAnimal and SCRAPS.

AD RESERVATION DEADLINE: JULY 27 Contact Janet Pier for more information and to reserve your ad!

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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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Golf cart safety starts with following the law As summer has finally arrived, we have all noticed an increase in outdoor activity in our community. We see many more people enjoying the amenities the city has to offer, which includes the use of the parks, golf courses and trail system. The police department has received numerous inquiries lately in regards to the use of golf carts in the city and pedestrian and bicycle safety issues. I hope this article will provide some clarification and will encourage a mindset of being safe. In October 2010, the City of Liberty Lake adopted Ordinance No. 186 regulating the use of golf carts in the city. This ordinance is based on a new Washington state law that went into effect that was more restrictive than our prior ordinance, and we were required to adopt the new state regulations. Below is a summary of the requirements and restrictions on the use of golf carts in Liberty Lake: • The operator of the golf cart must be at least 16 years old and have completed a driver education course. • A person who has a revoked driver’s license may not operate a golf cart. • Any person operating a golf cart shall not transport more passengers than the manufacturer’s designed seating capacity. All occupants shall be seated during operation. • The use of seat belts shall be mandatory while the golf cart is being operated.

About the Opinion Page The Splash opinion page is intended to be a community forum for discussing local issues. Please interact with us by sending a leer to the editor or Liberty Lake Voices guest column for consideraon. Leers to the editor of no more than 350 words or guest columns of about 700 words should be e-mailed to or mailed to P.O. Box 363, Liberty Lake, WA 99019. A full name and telephone number must be included for purposes of verificaon. A photo of the author must be taken or provided for all Liberty Lake Voices guest columns. The Splash reserves the right to edit or reject any submission. Business complaints or endorsements will not be accepted, and polical endorsement leers will only be accepted if they interact with issues of a campaign. Views expressed in signed columns or leers do not necessarily reflect the views of this newspaper or its staff. Editorials, which appear under the heading "Splash Editorial," represent the voice of The Splash and are wrien by Publisher Josh Johnson.

By Brian Asmus liberty lake police chief

• Golf carts shall not be operated on a street ½ hour after sunset to ½ hour before sunrise unless equipped with the required lighting and reflective equipment. • Golf carts shall not be operated in a negligent manner, which is defined as a manner which endangers any person or property, or to obstruct, hinder or impede the course of travel of any motor vehicle or the lawful use by any pedestrian on the sidewalk, path, trail, walkway or park. • Golf carts must be equipped with reflectors, seat belts, and rear view mirrors when operated on the street. • Golf carts are exempt from vehicle licensing requirements and child restraint system use. A violation of the golf cart ordinance may result in a fine up to $250. The purpose of the ordinance is to enhance the health, safety and welfare of the citizens. While on patrol, we have noticed several violations of this ordinance on a daily basis. Frequent observations include children under the age of 16 operating the golf carts and golf carts that are carrying passengers beyond the seating capacity. Occasionally, we receive complaints about golf carts having close calls with pedestrians on the trails and pathways. Because of the safety concerns that result from failure to comply with the golf cart ordinance, the police department will be taking a more proactive approach in enforcing the ordinance. Please drive defensively and make sure you are watchful for pedestrians and bicyclists in the community. I would also like to take this opportunity to remind bicyclists to follow all the rules of the road, and the City of Liberty Lake encourages you to wear a helmet when riding. If you have any questions, please call me at 755-1141. Have a fun and safe summer. Brian Asmus is chief of the Liberty Lake Police Department. Submit guest columns of 700 words or fewer on topics of Liberty Lake interest to editor@libertylakesplash. com.

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Letters to the Editor Beach concert was magical I wanted to thank the Friends of Pavillion Park for its sponsorship of the Rock the Block Beach/Boat Concert at the Beachcomber’s Beach Club Friday, featuring the band Mojo. A fantastic time was had by all! I belong to the Beachcomber’s Beach Club and can tell you that I have never seen our beach more alive than it was that night. There was a great turnout of people on foot as well as the boats listening from the water. The music was awesome, and it was great fun to watch everyone really enjoy themselves. The weather cooperated nicely, and the evening ended with a beautiful full moon peeking out over the hillside. I love the community feel of Liberty

Lake anyway, but this was one of those magical nights that I will never forget. Thanks again FOPP and Mojo. We can’t wait to do it again next year!

Sylvia Anderson Liberty Lake

Editor’s note: The following letter was written in response to “We captured Safeway Dan!” The July 14 Splash editorial took advantage of Safeway Store Manager Dan DiCicco incidentally — and, as it turns out, temporarily — being signed up for The Splash’s Relay for Life team. The piece called out Safeway, and other Liberty Lake businesses, to a healthy fundraising competition. Oh, and we may have also

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demanded a ransom for returning Dan. Which, come to think of it, still hasn’t been paid ...

Safeway strikes back Neener, neener, neener, we got Dan back! Yes, your Safeway Super Crew is just that — super — and we got our Dan back! I have my boxing gloves ready, Josh, so bring it on! We will see which team is better, you and your requests — sourdough, Cap’n Crunch, steaks … ha! So much for that! Now let’s see the real demands. Hmmm, I think we should have The Splash do a story on what people re-

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The club will also be collecting a wide assortment of used electronic devices for recycling in a fundraising partnership with Greenschool Recycling. Items that can be brought for recycling include inkjet cartridges, cell phones, cameras, laptops, game systems, broken gold jewelry and graphing calculators. For more information, contact Tony Cheshier at 927-2193.

LLCT presents children’s play Liberty Lake Community Theatre will present a summer children’s play “Miss Nelson is Missing” July 30 at 1 and 4 p.m. and July 31 at 2 p.m. The performances will take place in the Meadowwood Technology Center auditorium, 2100 N. Molter Road, instead of the outdoor amphitheater as previously indicated. Tickets cost $6 and can be purchased at the door. For more information, visit

Library invites summer reading program participants to carnival The annual summer reading carnival will take place Aug. 4 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Pavillion Park. Participants in the reading program and their friends are invited to a free, old-fashioned carnival with games, face painting, balloon animals, activities, prizes and refreshments. The summer reading program will end Aug. 6, and all reading logs and prizedrawing tickets must be turned in by 4 p.m. that day. For more information, call the library at 232-2510.

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Local lens/community ally use the paper for, perhaps to line the bird cage, train a puppy — oh, and possibly to inform the community of a fantastic event coming to town. This event raises needed monies for cancer patient care, celebrates cancer survivors, honors those lost to the disease and fights for those still fighting! The event, landing at the Meadowwood Technology Campus Aug. 5 and 6, is filled with entertainment, activities, music and fun.

History: Tent cabin at Neyland’s Grove As campers gather for the Liberty Lake Kiwanis Community Campout Saturday, they will be engaging in an activity that has been a part of local recreation for more than 100 years. This circa 1910 photo shows a tent cabin at Neyland’s Grove resort on the northwest corner of Liberty Lake. The tent is stamped near the top with the name of its manufacturer, F.O. Berg, a Spokane Valley company that remains in business today.

Oh, you just try to pull that stunt again, you will see who wins, again and again. You go ahead after your new meat; you’re not getting our Dan back. He is ours, and yes he is a super supporter of Relay for Life in Liberty Lake!

Jean Simpson

Team Captain, Safeway Super Crew

LL Community Theatre holds murder-mystery dinner A murder-mystery dinner and silent auction "Silence is Golden" will be held 6 p.m. Aug. 19 at CenterPlace Regional Event Center in Spokane Valley. This Liberty Lake Community Theatre fundraiser is a semi-formal affair with optional black tie. Italian pasta will be served by buffet, and drinks will be available for purchase. Tickets for the fundraiser are $30 and are available by calling 342-2055.

Enjoy free movie at the HUB A family movie night will be held Aug. 19 at the HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. The featured movie is “Cars” and will be shown at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the free viewing, although donations will be accepted. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and pillows, and the bleachers will be open for seating. Concessions will be available for sale. For more information, go to

Parenting forum to meet Spokane Valley's Mindful Mamas is holding a parenting forum on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. The free forum meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Liberty Lake Municipal Library's meeting room, 23123 E. Mission Ave. Breastfeeding questions will be answered, and all parents and caregivers are welcome. The event also is kid friendly. For more information, visit For full list of community briefs, visit

Photo courtesy of Ross and Kelli Schneidmiller

The Splash team invites you to support Relay For Life. Members of the Splash Relay For Life team will be on hand at the Liberty Lake Farmers Market July 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. By donating $10 (or more), ask how you can receive… A luminaria to decorate in honor of those who’ve battled cancer or A set of 10 note cards (5 each of 2 designs) created specifically for this event. 100% of the proceeds go toward our team’s Relay for Life fundraising goal.

For more info or to give online, go to libertylakewa.


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Advertising deadlines In order to be considered for the following Thursday’s Splash: • CLASSIFIED ADS must be received by noon Monday. • DISPLAY AD COPY must be received by noon Friday. • DISPLAY ADS (CAMERA-READY) must be received by noon Monday. • INSERTS must be received at least 9 days in advance. • LEGAL ADS must be received by noon Monday.

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.

Advertising inquiries Display, insert or legal ad inquiries can be made by phone at 242-7752 or e-mail at adver—

Advertising integrity Inaccurate or decep—ve adver—sing is never knowingly accepted. Complaints about adver—sers should be made in wri—ng to the Bešer Business Bureau and to adver— The Splash is not responsible for the content of or claims made in ads.

AUTOMOBILES 1947 Ford coupe super deluxe, must see. Columbia overdrive, new radiator, new exaust, flathead V8 engine. $17,000, 509- 710-0164

BULLETIN BOARD Different Not Less Support/Resources group for families affected by Neurological Disorders like Autism meets last Thursday of every month, 6:30. Please RSVP 509-230-6771 or email for more information. 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 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 25 (10-12:30pm): ‘self portraits’. Tues, July 26 (1-3:30pm): ‘teen oil/acrylic class (ages 14+)’. Wed, July 27 (10-12:30pm): ‘paint your own pet’. Thurs, July 28 (1-3:30pm): ‘classic and new cars’. Call 255-9600 or go to

FOR RENT Available August, great house located at 23317 E Maxwell. 3-bedrooms, living room, family room, dining room, kitchen and 2 baths. Two-car garage/opener. $1250/month. Call 475-1857.

classifieds 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.

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1418 S Liberty Drive. Asking 189,500. Call Robert at 509-979-5324. FSBO GREAT FAMILY HOME 5-bed, 3-bath, 2358 sq/ ft, 3-garage, close to Pavilion Park, huge fenced yard, 22914 E Settler Dr. Liberty Lake, $229,500. Can email pictures. Call 509-413-1444 or 509-385-1303.

Lake view house for rent, beach rights, large two bedroom, one bath across the street from the lake. No smokers or pets, $875 per month plus utilities. Avail August 1st, 999-0639.

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 $169,900 - 1761 SQ FT Oversized garage. Largest fenced lot. 3-br 2-ba. Open floor plan, granite, etc. 2225 N Oakland Lane, $169,900. Craig, agent, 208-704-5400.

Twin bed. White with 3 side drawers, $75. Call 8694954.

GARAGE SALES Multi-family garage sale! Girl teen and tween clothes galore! Boys clothes and toys! Friday, July 22 8am-3pm, 1302 N Mitchell Rd, Liberty Lake, WA 99019.

HELP WANTED DANCE INSTRUCTOR Ballet, Tap, Modern, Hip Hop, Jazz, Tumbling, Kid Zumba. Beginning & intermediate. Part-time. Experienced only. Contact Pam, 953-7501.

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. Found dog, last Saturday, 7/16 on Valleyway Ave. Female boxer. Call 214-500-8854.

KAYAK MISSING OR STOLEN A green Old Town Kayak and Red Patio Umbrella went missing from our private dock on the evening of June 28th. If found please call 953-2206. Two men in a fishing boat were seen and heard on the private dock immediately before they went missing. If you have information please call Crime Check at 456-2233 and refer to incident # 11 196 010.

MISC. FOR SALE 2 US Kids Ultralite Series 5 Club set w/bag. Purple set used once, girls 42-48in $100. Gently used green set boys 54-60in $75, 1-208-277-5909.

FRESH START PRODUCE Fruit stand and U-pick Farm. U-pick broccoli, peas, lettuce and summer squash. Cucumbers for pickles starting to come in. From Yakima, fresh garlic, green beans, 2 variety apricots, Bing and Rainier cherries. Order Klickers - 2 more weeks. Hours: 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.

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

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 bi-weekly. Please call Jamie at 509-892-3594 or cell 208-661-5535.

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. Castleman Family Daycare and Preschool program now has full time openings for ages 2-5. Please call 892-7314 for more info. CLEANING SERVICE Fast, reliable, all natural products, competitive rates, references. Willing to go the extra mile. Call 509-496-1370.

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.

2-bed, 1 3/4 bath with private beach rights 1 block from Liberty Lake. This adorable home has been totally renovated. Walk in shower in master bath. Custom stone and hickory gas fireplace. Approx 1000 sq ft.

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.

HOUSEKEEPING Sweep-N-Shine - Your clean house is my passion! Owner operated, conservative rates, licensed and work guaranteed. Serving Liberty Lake 15 years. Bi-weekly or monthly. Call Debbie, 922-3386 or 710-0731.

LAWN CARE ORGANIC MICRO-CUT. Why settle for the “cheapest in town” when for a competitive price you can have the best around! Call CJ at Organic Micro-cut for your free quote today! 509-8638894.

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,

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,

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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.

Pottery Barn Kids play wooden ironing board w/cover, $25, 1-208-277-5909.


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.

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.

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.

WSU custom painted golf cart for sale. 2001 EZ GO. Immaculate condition and all original. Included rear view mirror and ball washer. Contact polohockey@

Handyman for hire $15/hr. Yard clean-up, home repairs, tree-trimming, “honey-do” items, lawns. Call Foster, 362-5828.

Amaculate Housekeeping Carver Farms Casey Family Dental City of Liberty Lake - Trailhead junior Domino’s Pizza Good Samaritan Society Spokane Valley Granite Transformations Green Thumb Nursery Greenacres Christian Church Healthy Living Liberty Lake Highlands Golf Course

4 3 3 9 3 8 6 7 8 9 7

Inland Empire Utility Coordinating Council 7 John L. Scott Real Estate - Pam Fredrick 8 Karen Does My Hair 2 Kipp McDonald Painting Services 7 Liberty Lake EyeCare Center 3 Liberty Lake Farmers Market 7 Liberty Lake Kiwanis Family Campout 11 Liberty Lake Orthodontics 3 Mega Wash Express 9 Northern Quest Resort & Casino 24 R’n R RV 7

Relay For Life Sayre and Sayre Simonds Dental Group Spokane Indians Spokane Roofing Spokane Valley Cosmetic Laser Center Sterling Savings Bank Therapeutic Associates Valley Hospital & Medical Center Zephyr Lodge & Conference Grounds

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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,

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.

RECONDITIONED LAWNMOWERS 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.

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! Teenagers for hire $10/hr. Work for mom but we’d rather work for you. Yard cleanup, moving, housecleaning, organizing. Put us to work or mom will. Call Allan or Abby 927-4773. 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.

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!

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


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


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.

$51K. Lease Trainers earn up to $80K, 877-369-7105,

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,

DIVORCE $135. $165 with children. No court appearances. Complete preparation. Includes, custody, support, property division and bills. BBB member. 503772-5295,, divorce@



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-GOAFICE 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



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.


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COLLETTE F. DODD, PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Deceased. (RCW 11.40.030) 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



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Willie NelsoN JuLy 31 The Beach Boys august 6 ReBa august 12 / ToBy KeiTh* august 18 saNTaNa august 26 OSOULTD!

CONCERTS Northern Quest box office: 509-481-6700 TicketsWest: 1-800-325-SEAT

lyNyRD sKyNyRD september 18 THE SEASON FINALE

*Locked and Loaded tour presented by ford f-series

A checking account with all the perks - plus $150. Our premium checking account is an interest-bearing account that rewards your relationship with Sterling. So you get more than a competitive, tiered rate. You enjoy a complete range of benefits that recognize your loyalty as a valued customer. Plus, you’ll get $150 added to your new account*. Just sign up and use any three of the following: Free Check Card, Free Direct Deposit, Free Online Bill Pay or Free Online Statements* and we will give you $150 - it is that simple!

Liberty Lake (509) 892-1357 *Limit one (1) incentive per individual: $100 incentive for new personal Sterling Savings Bank Free Checking, $150 incentive for new personal Sterling Savings Bank Premium Checking. To be eligible for the cash incentive, you must enroll in three of the four following products within 90 days of account opening: Bill Pay, Online Statements, Check Card and/or Direct Deposit and meet specific usage requirements in conjunction with opening a new personal Free Checking or Premium Checking account. Usage requirements are as follows: you must meet 3 of the following 4 requirements: be enrolled in Free Bill Pay, enrolled in Online Statements, have a minimum of one (1) incoming Direct Deposit or ACH credit on your checking account within 90 days of account opening or use your Check Card a minimum of three (3) times within the first 90 days of account opening. Check Card transactions can be ATM, point-of-sale (POS) with PIN or signature based transactions. New accounts will be reviewed three full calendar months after account opening and the incentive will be credited to your checking account within four calendar months of account opening upon meeting usage requirements. Incentive is subject to Internal Revenue Service and other tax reporting. Please consult your tax advisor. This offer does not apply to second or multiple checking accounts, existing accounts, or existing accounts that have been closed and reopened. All accounts require a minimum opening deposit of $100. The APY on Premium Checking is 0.15% APY on balances $50,000 and over; 0.10% APY on balances $10,000 - $49,999.99; and 0.05% APY on balances below $10,000.00. All APYs stated are as of July 1, 2011 and may change at any time. Fees may reduce earnings. Offer effective July 1, 2011 and is subject to change without notice. MEMBER FDIC


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