April 19, 2018
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LL history on display at library
The Liberty Lake Municipal Library will host a historical display, "Liberty Lake Through Colored Post Cards," beginning July 8 through August.

The display, which was created by the Liberty Lake Historical Society with the sponsorship help of Greenstone Homes and Neighborhoods and Mountain Dog Sign Company, will be installed permanently at the Meadowwood Technology Campus this fall. 

Lions club seeks bed racers
The Liberty Lake Lions Club is holding the second annual Bed Race 10 a.m. July 27 at Pavillion Park. Held during the city's Liberty Lake Days, the race is the club's major fundraiser of the year with proceeds benefitting their mission of assisting sight, hearing and diabetes issues in our local community.

Businesses or individuals are encouraged to enter teams who use their imagination to create wheeled beds. Entry fee is $125 for a 5-person team, and the deadline to enter is July 15.

For an entry form or questions, contact Wendy Van Orman at 220-1557 or vanormanby5@aol.com. 

BUTB requests support for BBQ
Blessings Under the Bridge, a local charity benefitting the area's homeless, is holding their annual summer barbecue noon to 3 p.m. July 20 off 4th and Browne in Spokane. Maxie Ray Mills will be a special musical guest.

The group is looking for those willing to donate to or volunteer at the event. For more information, visit www.butb.org.

Library offers access to downloadable music
Liberty Lake Municipal Library recently announced that patrons can access free downloadable music through its website.

As one of the libraries in the Cooperative Information Network (CIN), patrons can access more than 3 million songs including the Sonny Music catalog of artists and more than 10,000 music labels from 65 different countries. 

According to the press release, registered CIN card holders can download up to three Freegal Music tracks in the MP3 format each week at no direct cost. The library will underwrite the purchase of the music that the card holders may then keep.

In order to access the music, patrons will need to download free mobile apps from such sites as the Apple App Store and Google Play. The Freegal website can also be accessed through the library's website, other CIN member libraries or through the main CIN catalog website, www.cinlibraries.org.
For more information, visit the library or call 232-2510. 

Knitting group takes field trip, welcomes others to join
Liberty Lake Library Knit & Crochet Group took a field trip to Paradise Fibers & Yarns in Spokane in May. The group learned about hand carding, combing and blending of fibers as well as using a spinning wheel to spin the fiber into yarn. After the tour, the group enjoyed lunch at Chairs Café, a local coffee house about a block from Paradise Fibers.

Liberty Lake Library Knit & Crochet Group meets at the Liberty Lake Library 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. Knitters and crocheters of all skill levels are welcome, especially beginners. For more information, call 232-2510.  

Residential information sought for annual directory
The Liberty Lake Community Directory is currently soliciting residential information to be included in the 2014 book. Listings typically include last and first name, address and residential phone number.

Residents who are new to the area or who have recently changed their address or phone number are encouraged to email the correct information to directory@libertylakesplash.com to guarantee inclusion in the annual publication which will be mailed to homes in November. Those who have submitted information for past directories are encouraged to confirm their information for the 2014 directory. 

The Directory purchases listings from local phone providers, but residents have the option of requesting their information not be included by emailing directory@libertylakesplash.com by Aug. 30.  

Fourth annual Directory photo contest under way
For the fourth annual photography contest, the Liberty Lake Community Directory is looking for photos that convey what makes Liberty Lake a unique place to live. 

Whether it's a breathtaking outdoor scene or a beautiful shot of residents gathering at a local event, shutterbugs are asked to submit images capturing the essence of the community. The winner's photo will be highlighted on the cover, and other selected images will be featured in the 2014 Liberty Lake Community Directory.

Amateur or professional photographers age 16 or older are eligible to enter by the Sept. 13 deadline. Prizes will be awarded to the top three winners. For rules and more information, go to www.libertylakesplash.comwww.libertylakesplash.com and click on the camera graphic at the lower right of the page. 

Education Briefs


Windhorn graduates from UW medical school
Alexandra Windhorn graduated June 1 from the University of Washington's medical school.  She is completing her residency program at Seattle Children's Hospital and plans to be a pediatrician. 
Windhorn is the daughter of Lisa and Kyle Windhorn of Liberty Lake. 

LL students graduate from GU
Several students from Liberty Lake graduated from Gonzaga University May 12 in Spokane's Veterans' Memorial Arena.

Bachelor's degrees were awarded to Rachel Hollenbeck (European studies); Michael Morgan (accounting); and Sandra Sharp (general studies, magna cum laude). 

NIC grads include LL students

Among the 613 students who graduated from North Idaho College this year were the following Liberty Lake residents: Chelsea McKay, Broderick Pellow, Audrey Shinneman, Zachary Smith and Jacob Spencer.

King graduates from OSU
Megan King graduated from Oregon State University in May with a bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering. She also was just awarded the 2013 Culture of Writing award in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering. 

King plans to continue her education and obtain a master's degree from OSU. She is the daughter of Christina King of Liberty Lake.

Larson receives degree
Makenzie Larson recently obtained her bachelor's degree in business management from the University of Arizona. She is employed with Stryker Endoscopy in San Jose, Calif. 

Larson is the daughter of Steve and Marla Larson of Liberty Lake.

Eastern awards scholarships
Melissa Ranftl has been awarded a Trustees Scholarship for $3,000 for the 2013-14 academic year at Eastern Washington University. She is a senior studying accounting, finance and economics. At EWU, she is the WSCPA Liaison for Beta Alpha Psi, is a member of the ASEWU Finance Committee and is working an accounting internship. Ranftl is the daughter of Rachel Ranftl of Liberty Lake.

Kendra Sherrill has been awarded a Steve Dahlen Memorial Scholarship for $1,080 for the 2013-14 academic year at EWU. A junior studying film, she participates in theater and the honors program at EWU. Sherrill is the daughter of Ken and Mary Sherrill of Liberty Lake.

Christopher Sturm has been awarded a Dean's Scholarship for $2,000 for the 2013-14 academic year at EWU. A graduate of Central Valley High School, he is currently a running start student at EWU and plans to study computer science and participate in the music program at EWU. Sturm is the son of Christian and Melissa Sturm of Liberty Lake.

FOPP awards scholarships
Friends of Pavillion Park recently announced the recipients of their 10th annual scholarship awards. 
Matthew James Busch was honored with the $1,000 Elmer Schneidmiller Community Leadership Award, sponsored by the Greenstone Foundation, for outstanding leadership to the Liberty Lake community. 

Hailey Reneau, John Borden Schutts and Brett Cameron Siddoway were all recipients of a $750 scholarship.
The awards presentation will occur 6 p.m. July 4th at Pavillion Park, prior to the holiday concert.  

GU honors local students
Gonzaga University recently released its President's List and Dean's List for spring semester 2013.
Students named to the President's List (3.7 to 4.0 GPA) include Liberty Lake residents Rachel Hollenbeck, Taylor Kelley, Matthew McCauley and Ande Seines. 

Students named to the Dean's List (3.5 to 3.69 GPA) include Christina Davis and Michael Morgan of Liberty Lake.

Johnson named to Dean's List
Nicholaus Johnson of Liberty Lake was named to the spring 2013 Dean's List at Creighton University.
Full-time students who rank in the top 10 percent of their class for the semester and earn a 3.5 grade-point average or better on a 4.0 scale are eligible for the Dean's List.


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